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roxy is definitely awesome! but we just had like a whole update about how she grapples with problems of her own, that she isn’t selfless - she admitted that she knew dirk was uncomfortable with her harassing him about how much she loved him and she didn’t care, and she does have a tendency to make things about her despite what dirk says, remember when jane was having her jake crisis and roxy basically says out loud that she might want to get in on the jake action now that he’s up for grabs?? or when she blew up jane’s computer and nearly killed her because roxy spiting the batterwitch was more important than what jane wanted? roxy’s always sort of struggled with wanting to be a good friend vs. wanting more attention and praise for herself, wanting to get what she wants. it’s part of what makes her interesting. and i mean, we just saw last update that overcoming her drinking problem was more of an ongoing ordeal, not the cut and dry “see problem, fix it” that dirk thought it was for her. which hopefully the fandom will take as a cue that dirk is wrong, i haven’t checked yet.

dirk admires roxy but doesn’t really understand her, because he’s so wrapped up in his own issues that he’s sort of idealized her. nobody’s as perfect as the person he’s talking about, but he minimizes her problems because they’re not the kind he has experience with so he can’t really see them as problems.

hakureiryuu asked:

personally, anyone who <3ships something that is canonically <> is always going to annoy me. it's so hard to find good character interaction fanfiction that DOESN'T devolve into gratuitous sex by the end of it as it is, so why do <3shippers need to invade the ONE corner of canonized smut-free zone there is? you say not all male/male ships are about sex, but in my experience, that's kind of the only aspect of it fanfic writers seem to care about, so i'd really prefer it if <>ships wereleft as is.

Haha oh man do you mean good characterized pale fanfiction that doesn’t involve sex, because I actually agree with this? Pale fanfiction really shouldn’t involve sex, but the amount of pale fics out there that involve sex and still call it pale at the end of the day is outstanding. It is arguably the majority of gamkar fics out there, and as a redrom shipper it annoys me that people keep applying the “friends with benefits” aspect to troll romance. It is redrom in everything but the name, so I must agree that I am just as annoyed as you are about this. Let us silently judge redrom naysayers together!

Gamkar is not ‘the one corner’ of smut-free interaction though? There are plenty of relationships in homestuck that do not involve sex, they aren’t even the only canon moirails in the comic.

hakureiryuu submitted:

i’d like to take a moment between my flood of asks to say that the buildup to this was phenomenal. all those little hints, teeny niggling doubts that we all pushed aside because IT’S DAD.

what kind of parent tells their kid to have no friends, secret identity or not, to the point where john works himself up into a panic attack about asking permission to keep this one? what kind of parent gives their child THAT MUCH ANXIETY over their approval to begin with?? the way john’s brain totally throws a switch at the words “i’m proud of you” to an effect that even karkat can’t manage. christ… the way john has been nervous and reluctant to speak to his dad alone in possibly literally every scene of the story where it’s come up

this is so messed up on so many levels and i applaud you for every single one of them =D

i’m just waiting for someone to reread all of this long goddamn fic with the knowledge of this plot twist in mind, to pick out all those moments where something wasn’t right. it’s gotten really obvious that something is amiss since john ended up under all this pressure thanks to the arrival of the other beta kids, but my main goal has always been to communicate a sense of wrongness in his relationship with his dad since literally day one. 

chapter 19, aka the chapter i’ve been sitting on and hinting at for over a year. god, this fic. why am i so long-winded.

hakureiryuu asked:

i think hot-dad-ness maxes out after 2 or 3 kids, tops. anything after that and his hotness will decrease, because any more kids will result in a parent looking harried, sleep-deprived, and possibly malnourished, which is rarely hot.

judging on how people responded to loki in avengers (who looked harried, sleep-deprived, and possibly malnourished) i would argue

imagine hot dad loki looking like that protecting babies tho see that’s a hot dad no matter how many babs he has

hakureiryuu asked:

what are your opinions on repo the genetic opera, particularly its portrayal of parental abuse?

it’s been like five years since i saw it but iirc Anthony Head was a fantastically creepy fucker in that movie. oh he’s so tormented! WOE! forced by the wicked world to abuse his kid!

motherfuck me, brother.
A MOTHERFUCKING JAM IS ALL THE WANT WHAT’S GETTING AT ME RIGHT THE FUCK NOW
but shades hard to be laying communications when a brother’s got hisself all kinds an entourage.
BUT IF A BROTHER AIN’T THRASHING NO MISTRUTHS
weaving no lies
WOULD BE ALL SHADES MOTHERFUCKING JOVIAL TO BE GETTING MY CHILL ON WITH YOU PROPER LIKE
and with none of them dayglo bitches making like to rend a brother in two.
HARD TO BE GETTING YOUR JAM UP AND ON WHEN ALL A BROTHER’S MOTHERFUCKING HEMOJUICE IS FLOWING RIGHT THE FUCK ON OUT OF HIS OWN SELF.
you feel me, bro?
HONK.
honk.
:o)

hakureiryuu asked:

question: i dislike using a plural pronoun as a gender-neutral pronoun, but are you okay with ey/em/eir instead of they/them/their? it's basically the same thing, but modified to be singular. (i read about it in a fanfic and thought it was a really awesome pronoun to use ^^U)

If thou canst use the singular “you,” thou hast better keep thy trap shut on the subject of the singular “they.”

Ok, that might be a little harsh, but I think it’s the best way to express my feelings on the matter.

With absolutely no disrespect to nonbinary folks who prefer to use em/em/eir or other recently coined pronouns, I do not feel that there is any need to pretend that referring to a person - in this instance, me - without arbitrarily assigning a gender is a concept or need that is new to the English language. The singular they/them/their (or to be linguistically accurate, the epicene they) has been in casual use for centuries and the generic second-person pronoun is almost universally used in the English language.

Additionally, my emotional and intellectual attraction to they/them/their as a personal pronoun was one of the first concrete things that led me to an understanding of my genderlessness.

So no, I would prefer it if you used they/them/their in reference to me, and I think anyone who uses gender neutral or nonstandard prounouns would prefer it if you did not question their choice of self-identification.

hakureiryuu asked:

is kanaya ever impatient to get to LA or do the kids' shenanigans have her totally distracted? not implying that I'M impatient, i'm kinda loving this arc, i just wonder if she is. ^^U

Kanaya has calmed down somewhat about LA since she and Rose realized the horrorterror there was no longer in residence, so she’s still pretty interested in investigating the whole thing but it’s no longer urgent. her main goal was always to avenge her medicull unit, so in the absence of a horrorterror to fight, she’s content to stay here and have Rose recover for a while longer, especially after all the shit that went down during their road trip to the west coast.

and then of course nobody has recovered

literally nobody

but don’t worry we actually get back to dealing with that side plot in the next arc. like. i’m serious. the arc after devastation is so sweet. so sweet. 

hakureiryuu asked:

think of pronouncing calliope the same way you would pronounce hermione. both are greek names. emphasis on the second syllable, and the i and the second e are both long.

look i am gonna say it cally-opee and no one’s gonna stop me, it is just my accent

hakureiryuu replied to your post:Calliope is from the new timeline idk why you…

but does that mean the dead are protected from retcon changes just like they are from regular time travel changes? or just the people inside callie’s spiral?

I like to think so, I think to have it otherwise would be just, erasing too much of the story, even more than we are now

Like if its true

then we get to see original flavor dead Vriska, Aranea, Terezi and everyone else and all their thoughts and personalities from Game Over

as well as fixing the problem of the Dead Vriska never making the journey to find the treasure which gave John his retcon powers in the first place

I don’t think John would retcon his own retcon powers

hakureiryuu submitted:

[3:59:31 AM] Ryuu: Yknow, for as much as karkat complains about crabdad, there’s really no narrative choice but for crabdad to die. :(
[4:00:28 AM] Bridget: That’ll probably happen when everything goes to shit, and the meteors start falling.
[4:00:41 AM] Ryuu: :(
[4:01:02 AM] Bridget: I fully expect John’s Dad to die again, with brainwashing shenanigans from him, as well.
[4:01:34 AM] Bridget: It’s not going to be pretty
[4:01:43 AM] Ryuu: FJDHFGDJS WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THAT NOPE NOPE NOPE
[4:01:54 AM] Bridget: Yeah, theory that Dad’s been brainwashed.
[4:02:04 AM] Bridget: *patpatpatpatpat*
[4:02:09 AM] Ryuu: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA
[4:02:14 AM] Ryuu: NOOOOOPE
[4:02:18 AM] Bridget: *chuckles*
[4:05:33 AM] Ryuu: I FOUND A BIT OF FORESHADOWING WHERE KARKAT COMMENTS ABOUT DAD THAT NO ONE BUT A SERVANT OF DOUBLE DEATH COULD BE SO COMPOSED AT THIS HOUR AND IM JUST LIKE FUCK YOU KARKAT AND FUCK YOU ALICIA YOU CANT DO THIS TO MY HEART WAAAAAAH
[4:06:07 AM] Bridget: You know she likes to fuck with us more than Hussie.
[4:06:34 AM] Ryuu: FLIPS ALL THE TABLES
[4:06:40 AM] Ryuu: ALL OF THEM RHIA
[4:07:07 AM] Bridget: Why do you think I’m bawling my head off every damn time we go into Alpha kid POV? ‘Cause that brainwashing will kick in and it will be horrible.
[4:07:15 AM] Bridget: Absolutely horrible.
[4:08:22 AM] Ryuu: NO THEY WILL GET RESCUED AND EVERYONE WILL LIVE HAPPILY AND DORKILY EVER AFTER
[4:08:37 AM] Ryuu: IT WILL BE THIS WAY BECAUSE I COMMAND IT
[4:08:52 AM] Bridget: Oh boy
[4:08:54 AM] Ryuu: IM NOT A HOPE PLAYER BUT I HAVE CONNECTIONS
[4:09:39 AM] Bridget: Hahahahaha.
[4:09:44 AM] Bridget: Best not talk to me, then. XD
[4:10:05 AM] Ryuu: lies down
[4:10:20 AM] Ryuu: I’m not gonna survive this fic rhia
[4:10:27 AM] Ryuu: It will destroy me

LOOK WHAT YOU’VE REDUCED ME TO IMPALA YOUR WRITING IS A HORRIBLE BEAST AND A DESTROYER OF SOULS

NEVER STOP OKAY?

you can’t see me over here but i’m laughing sO HARD my dogs think i’ve gone insane

i’m not sure either of you will survive chapter 19 at this rate. the thought of your agonized torment keeps me warm and toasty on the inside on this bitterly cold…Texas summer…80 degree…night.

yeah.

uh.

ahhhh, and i always feel bad remembering people are on skype, but i literally only use it every three months when the wind is out of the northeast and mercury is in retrograde because i’m just not much of a skype person /shrugs/ alas and alack.

have fun speculating you two! the pain will arrive within a fortnight. :]

hakureiryuu replied to your post “What if the reason Gamzee is immortal is because he’s the new handmaid (handdude? Handclown?) Like Doc made Demoness immortal and the Condesce so surely he could make Gamzee immortal too?”

nope, the glowyness is due to clockwork majycks, remember?

nope! didn’t remember at all, haha, HENCE MY CONFUSION. i am still not sure, but you’re probably right.

plus i was reminded, despite being frustrated about it before, that certain things like the mind control sigil etc are artistic licence which can be shown and not shown as necessary when hussie needs them, so with stuff like that even if we don’t /see/ it (and in some cases we see it), it’s still very possible.

hakureiryuu replied to your post “I kept thinking that, using a tablet, I could get clean, strong lines…”

i’ve seen my friend use a like-maker thingie once the sketch was finished? idk what function it was, but she drew the line over the sketch and it appeared as a dotted line and when she was finished it became a clean smooth line.

I’ve heard of programs with that kind of tool but I have no idea which.

I mean, this is what I’m working with now:

this program is fourteen years old.

anonymous asked:

I'm curious about a Movie!Marvel ‘verse list of classpected characters! owo

Yo, Anon! Hi! So, me’n HakureiRyuu (go follow her, she’s awesome) worked on this a while ago when I was finally defining what classes and aspects meant. We went a little crazy and did this for a few fandoms. 

It’s really only the main characters. We didn’t get to some of the support characters, like Pepper or Rhodie or Jane Foster, or hell, Bucky. This was pre-Winter Soldier. More under the cut, I wrote a whole book. 

Keep reading

Hope sits yet hiding her war-wearied eyes,
Doubt sets her forehead earthward and denies,
But fear brought hand to hand with danger dies,
Dies and is burnt up in the fire of fight.

Partial John update (as in, everything but the main fight scene, sorry), as well as a short POV section that should clear up some things about Crabdad’s, you know, imminent retirement. Or lack thereof, as the case may be. Because I do have a plan for that, you know. It’s not a thing that stopped happening or anything. It’s just I planned to bring it up four or five chapters from now, but someone mentioned it and I was like shit man five chapters is too long a gap, people are going to get confused.

Karkat has had a lot on his plate, after being away from home for so long, and he somehow failed to notice that the time of Crabdad’s reassignment came and went, like, literally chapters ago.

This is for good reason. If you really thought Crabdad would retire without a fight, you haven’t been paying attention. He is, after all, a master of the subplot double reacharound, but alas, said subplot doesn’t fully kick in until [SpOiLeRs ReDaCtEd] shows up.

Let’s just say you all should have paid more attention to Bro Strider’s POV if you want to understand the enigma wrapped inside a taco hidden inside a flabby crustacean shell that is Crabdad…

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

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  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - J.K. Rowling
  2. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
  3. The Great Divorce - C.S. Lewis 
  4. Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo - Obert Skye
  5. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  6. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Gregory Maguire
  7. The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau
  8. The Giver - Louis Lowry 
  9. All Quiet On The Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque 
  10. Junie B. Jones - Barbara Park

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