ing in the history

Things only in Hetalia

• An entire religion based on a character.

• Hetaoni and Dreamtalia.

• Gutters and Danish Slaughterhouse

• 23.5

• Being able to trigger an entire fandom at the mention of Davey, Pineapples, and Jeanne D'arc

• 5 minute episodes, 4 seasons.

• Russia’s hands.

• 2p Hetalia

• The elusive 3p Hetalia

• Fucking micronations

• Direct 3rd wall breaking like in the office

• Gay Countries™

• Every Hetalian suddenly knows how to perfectly cook pasta

• Vocaloids made for the characters in Hetalia; Hetaloids

• All Hetalians know at least bits and pieces of several other languages OTHER than Japanese like other weeaboos; Examples include German, any Nordic language, French, Italian, and Spanish (All of which I can say bits and pieces of)

• Ace-ing history class

• Asking your history teacher what Prussia is, and where Liechtenstein is, and if Sealand is considered a country

• Everyone can voice act well or do at least one good or great impression of a character

• Being able to name more countries off the top of your head than anyone else

• Dark Lord Hima

• Studio Dean Animation

Honestly, I’m a fandom hoe. I’m the hoest hoe to ever hoe in the whole hoe-fandom history of hoe-ing around. I’m ready to sin.
Ni-Dom Thinking

I love any excuse to talk about an epic “Ni-reveal” in fiction, so I was beside myself with glee watching the second season of The Last Kingdom on Netflix. King Alfred is one of the most realistic Ni-doms on television.

The first season highlights his “visionary” thinking in terms of how he sees and works toward building a a great united England from many different smaller kingdoms (his overall Ni-vision); it continues through his “hunches” (some right, others wrong, but all based in Ni/Te insight and rationality) about Uhtred and his role in England’s future. Alfred is constantly thinking ahead, and tries to make no decision that does not somehow tie into his greatest ambition for England as a united nation beneath a single monarch.

Then, it goes way beyond that.

People often mistype characters as Ni-doms who aren’t, because they forget to look for the great under-reaching symbolic mindset that accompanies realistic Ni-doms. A PERFECT example of this is in season two, when Alfred’s daughter is kidnapped by the Danes. Alfred is naturally devastated. He adores his daughter and risks the wealth of his kingdom to save her.

But he doesn’t admit it.

What does he do?

He turns her into a symbol of England.

Instead of, “We have to rescue her, save her, from being raped and tortured,” as an individual, as his daughter, as a human being, he flips it around until she IS England. She IS Wessex. Defiling her is defiling Wessex. Her humiliation is a humiliation for Wessex. She IS the kingdom. She REPRESENTS the kingdom. The KINGDOM cannot be humiliated, so we must save her!

His tendency to deviate from the object and impose intense personal symbolism (Ni) is so strong that even his daughter has become a symbol in his mind of his kingdom. He tries to argue the rationality of this expensive rescue mission (Te) but instead enters an intense Ni/Fi loop, where his Ni/Fi becomes so entangled he abandons rationality and defends his feelings with Ni-dom symbols.

Alfred, like most Ni-doms, lives so much in these symbols, interpretations, and ideals that he is almost entirely detached from and very poor at innovating on the fly in real life due to his inferior Se. He almost always makes terrible mistakes when he must act in the moment, and prefers to spend enormous chunks of his time just… “thinking” (Ni-ing) while his scribes transcribe everything for “posterity’s sake… and history.”

This is real Ni. It is not “long term planning,” or “singular focus,” but when the object is not an object, but has become an intuitive symbol.

- ENFP Mod

yall hc-ing abt how ppl are tired of hearing kevin talk abt exy and history as if kevin day isn’t so goddamn beautiful that he could read a grocery list and at least a dozen ppl wouldn’t be captivated by his every word


Rebecca Miller first came to the Sundance Film Festival in 1995 with her breakthrough film Angela, which earned her the Excellence in Cinematography Award for Drama and the Filmmakers Trophy for Drama. Pictured above meeting Robert Redford at the annual Filmmakers Brunch at the Festival, Miller is the daughter of Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Arthur Miller and acclaimed photographer Inge Morath, and seems to have been predestined for artistic greatness on the screen. She returned to the Festival in 2002 with Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, for which she was awarded the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and once again the Excellence in Cinematography Award for Drama. She also came to Park City in 2005 with The Ballad of Jack and Rose, and again in 2015 with Maggie’s Plan. Miller not only directed but also wrote all four of the films that played the Festival.

Click to watch trailers for Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, and Maggie’s Plan

© 1996 Sandria Miller for Sundance Institute, Film still courtesy of The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Film still courtesy of Angela, Film still courtesy of Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, Film still courtesy of The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Film still courtesy of Maggie’s Plan. 

top three pettiest moments in western history

•martin luther @ing catholicism by nailing his complaints on the door of a church
•john hancock writing his name the biggest on the declaration of independence just so he could piss off kgiii immediately
•the second estate literally locking the third estate out of the estates general…..starting the french revolution

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm a new adlock yacht member, can you recommend me A Must Read Sherlock/Irene fics? because I falling deeper and deeper with this ship and i'm not even sorry! P.S.I check out all your fics on AO3 and the quite remarkable. Thank you, have a good day/night.

*Grins and waves* Hello and welcome aboard :D More than a little surprised to be asked (because surely anyone would’ve already been admiring my fandom heroes’ brilliant works before they came across any random stuff I wrote?) but thank youu and I’m honoured to share my personal ‘Omg amazing writing’ list!

(For a non-waffly version of recs, please simply refer to my bookmarks on AO3 - they’re mostly adlock x)

1. These fandom classics ♡ (Apologies if, like me, you already know them so well you find that you can effortlessly recite the chapter titles and many of the beautiful lines therein, but they absolutely need to appear in every adlock rec)

Neither a Soldier Nor a Gentleman and (work-in-progress) Sui Generis by Francesca_Wayland (the author is a legend and @francesca-wayland​ is the adlock blog, where you’ll find her list of fic recs, amongst other adlockness)

^ Exquisitely written. NaSNaG [97k] is basically fanon for what happened between Sherlock and Irene in Karachi, and SG [224k+] is its incredible (AU) sequel. The latter was what converted me from a non-shipping BBC Sherlockian into an obsessed adlocker.

- (work-in-progress) The W Hypothesis by ElinorX ( @elinorx​ this girl’s an evil genius x)

^ Victorian AU [75k+]. Another masterpiece, like seriously it’s literature. Clever and intricate plot, layers of mysteries, immense magnetic pull and tension between our OTP. Angsty. Though according to a reliable source the readers might get a treat in the next chapter(s).

- Come Attrition, Come Hell by InkInc ( @tales-of-inkinc​ The Angst Queen, whom I really hope is doing well at this moment, sending her best wishes)

^ aka Angst and Heartbreak and (Despite Everything) Love [89k]. You will likely not be okay whilst reading this story, and you will quite possibly not want to be. Certain strings of words in the English language will never be the same again. Gosh. There’s a letter/email from Sherlock to Irene, and it’s just T T. Also, CACH was the reason I registered on AO3, to leave my first ever comment.

- Death Takes a Holiday by LyraNgalia and rude_not_ginger ( @lyrangalia​ and @team-science​​, they have got to be the best role-play/writing partners in the history of RP-ing and their works are a synergy of brilliance; dreamwidth)

^ Fanon for Sherlock and Irene’s adventures during The Fall, collaborating to dismantle Moriarty’s web. Emotional constipation journey inevitably ensues. The DTaH series [546k] is approx. the length of the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy plus The Hobbit. Epic.

- What He Likes and its sequel (incomplete) The Way the Heavens Go by solojones

^ WHL [65k] also features post-Reichenbach Sherlock and Irene. Dark, with soul-crushing angst, and a spiralling-into-drugs-and-demons Sherlock. Don’t worry though it gets bittersweet and everything will be okay and aww these two are adorable. TWtHG [71k] is post-Resurrection, canon-divergent since it was written before Series 3 aired but still marvellous.

2. A few more multi-chapter must-reads (Sorry I realise how ridiculously long this post is getting, after merely five recs, and shall turn down/off the commentary hereinafter, but should reiterate that these are all absolutely wonderful)

- The Price of Retrouvailles [76k] by akajustmerry ( @akajustmerry​ who also has another beautiful work-in-progress, In the Absence of Skulls)

- The Games We Play [13k] by Maple_Fay

- This is Not a Safe House [14k] by SaraDobieBauer ( @saradobiebauer​)

- Staying Alive [6k] by  g_girl143 ( @adlocksentiments​)

Ships in Glass Bottles [49k] and A White Flag on Baker Street [13k] by Scatterboom (also, would recommend subscribing to her work-in-progress The Shape of the Universe and allowing it to brighten up your Tuesdays : ] )

The Curious Case of the Boy In the Raincoat [44k] by rude_not_ginger

- Dining with Frogs [61k] by CherryBlossomTide

3. My single-chapter favourites (Not an extensive list, my AO3 bookmarks contain more x)

Exceptions by Del (Everything @goddessdel​ writes basically ♡)

The Uneventful Afternoon by Del (goddessdel) >>> John’s perspective; fluff in the uniquely adlock way, always such a delight to reread!

Life among the dead by Del (goddessdel) >>> His Last Vow missing scene

A Most Murderous Case by Del (goddessdel) >>> Our OTP & Scotland Yard

- Ave Verum by Francesca_Wayland >>> John’s discovers Sherlock’s secret

Midnight by rude_not_ginger >>> It’s like poetry

A Very Different Level by SorrowsFlower ( @sorrowsflower who is another very, very talented yacht member) >>> A collection of lovely gems

broken hearts, like broken bones by Tyleet ( @wildehacked)

- the way we live now by themuslimbarbie

- Twenty Degrees of Inseparation by nom_omnis_moriar

4. Seriously I cannot begin to describe how much I admire some of these authors. Our yacht is so fortunate to have them. (I’ve mentioned some of their works above but do check out the links to their AO3 page or tumblr for more adlock-y awesomeness!)

Have a good day/night to you too, anon, and to anyone else reading this x

anonymous asked:

The main thing I got out of the sneak peek was the "teachable moment". Not in that Dean was trying to teach Cas how to flirt, but I read it more as "teachable moment for how to act more like a human/blend in with humans". It just drives harder the "Cas becomes human" endgame for me.

Yeah… I wonder if Dean said Cas was an angel with Wally (the hunter dude, apparently) there. Dean’s been trying to teach Cas to be like him and we always see it in these comedic moments (again, in 5x03 and 9x06, Dean rattles off incomprehensible sex/dating advice that pretty much can’t do anything BUT go over Cas’s head the way Dean tells him) but actually in a serious way Cas DOES try to be more like Dean (he said in 12x03 he wondered if Sam and Dean get doors closed in their face when they investigate, so he’s clearly consciously measuring himself against them)… Morally, too, he tries and that was his point in 6x20 that got Dean SO frustrated and angry - that Cas had tried to do what he thought Dean would or to fight a certain side because it was what Dean taught him about free will and so on, and Dean just calls him a child (because he’s still learning all these finer details about how human-ing works)…

But yeah, silly moment, but it’s got a long history of Dean trying to get Cas to behave as he does. In 5x03 I’m pretty sure that’s where he tells Cas that because he fell, iniquity is one of the perks in response to Cas complaining about the “den of iniquity” and in 9x06 Cas emphasises he’s human now and going on dates because that’s what humans do, and Dean gets all cute about taking Cas to his date and giving him all the advice.

No one seems to have said anything this time, but given where Cas is in relation to Heaven/the fact he seems to actually live at the Bunker now it is veeery interesting that it’s part of the “Cas is supposedly completely free of Heaven” trope from when he was freshly rebelled/actually human. Hanging out with mostly dudebro hunters (Sorry, Mary… just… sorry :P) he’s sort of being moulded to fit in with them by Dean (who tries so hard to do so as well do knows all about projecting the image that you belong in such a group, no matter what’s on the inside), and it’s interesting that Cas is being given the choice to try and fit in with them as well… 

(I wrote like 20k words about 9x06 when I did the rewatch for it, way too many of which were about how Cas’s attempt to pass as a normal straight male human were blatantly queercoded about closeting him (never mind the repeated use of saying “out” in season 9, once said about almost exactly the same thing to Gadreel who then went on to have an ex-boyfriend the next episode… Thanks Dabb) and honestly we don’t get THAT many moments focusing on that aspect of Cas… and we’ve literally just had another reminder that angels are not cis and queer by default… Now suddenly here he is with Dean trying to teach him to do manly dudebro things and fit in with them…)

Anyway that kind of veered off Cas being human :P I just find that subtext very interesting… But yeah, Cas suddenly seems to be back in that place where he’s being encouraged to take advantage of being in a human-ish place in his life, and I guess is only getting more human… Now he’s getting the same tropes happening to him as when he WAS human.