page delay!

[ Slight dramatization ]

As visitors of the streams may know, Eruto’s laptop has been rapidly deteriorating and is now to the point where it will overheat and shut off after just a few minutes! No laptop means she can’t work on Caretaker, and without her, there is no Caretaker comic!

But there is good news! Thanks to your extremely generous coffee contributions Eruto is already in the process of building a suped up desktop that will be 1000x better than the toaster she calls a laptop! She’s just waiting on one last piece of hardware to be delivered and once it’s here we will be back in business and better than ever before. This piece will be arriving sometime at the end of the week.

Until then, we reluctantly must accept the facts:

Thursday’s page will be delayed until this weekend. 

Rest assured that as long as nothing else goes wrong, Monday’s page will still come out on time. Thanks for bearing with us!

anonymous asked:

poetry book recs, kind sir?

ooooooh YES!! 

ok so I’m going to leave out stuff that’s Too Obvious, which means a lot of this is niche (to me) or contemporary, and… I recently had a canary on twitter about how much ~*~modern~*~ poetry GETS MY GOAT. I’m reading a lot of New poets/collections this year purely because I… didn’t really read that much contemporary stuff before, and I thought I should branch out. (so far I’m dubious.) so, yes – obviously Plath, Blake, Hughes, Sappho, Eliot, Keats, Shelley, etc. etc. ad nauseum, The Greats, yadda yadda, here’s some others.

so far this year I’ve read (and ENJOYED - I’m not reccing the ones I wasn’t into/thought were pants, soz): 

  • Letters From Medea by Salma Deera
  • Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
  • Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest (I actually LOVED this) 
  • Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine von Radics

I’ve also read and loved:

  • Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
  • The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton
  • The Curse of the Vampire’s Socks and Other Doggerel by Terry Jones
  • Love Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
  • Let Us Compare Mythologies by Leonard Cohen

my personal 10/10 all-time go-tos are:

  • Crush by Richard Siken (despite appearing on every single tumblr graphic between 2011 and 2013, it still gets me in the heart guts)
  • The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy (which I have loved wholeheartedly since I was 17 years old)
  • pretty much any collection of Great War poetry: Up the Line to Death, Men Who March Away, Lads: Love Poetry of the Trenches (the Great War poets are my favourite. like, of all poetry, ever)

my favourite individual poems, as we’re on the subj, are: 

finally, a heads up: youtube literally anything by Brave New Voices, sit back, prepare to be Shook. ‘Transcript of Civil Rights’ by Shanita Jackson and Dakota Oder still DESTROYS ME five years later.

THERE YA GO. not much, but not nothing! enjoy!! maybe?!?

anonymous asked:

ok like what if you combined lost lance au and human healing pod au? like lance is this guy who can heal people with a touch and he has no idea WHY but he just goes around and heals people anyway and that's how keith finds him. by following up on rumors of some traveling guy who could heal with a touch

What a damn cONCEPT

anonymous asked:

Does Erwin know that Djel tortured and killed his father?

It’s no secret that I think about Erwin Smith A LOT so it’s a rare and special thing when a Completely New Erwin Smith Thought enters my brain. I was so excited that I had to consult a few of my fellow Erwin-stans to see if this was a new thought to them as well. It was.

When chapter 55 came out three years ago, all of my posts were about how Levi and Hange were being affected by torturing Sanes. I payed close attention to Erwin’s retelling of his father’s death and I knew that Sanes was responsible, but I never connected the events this way.

These are the facts:

  1. Djel Sanes questioned young Erwin about his father’s theories and Papa Smith was dead within 24 hours. Erwin thought about that day for the rest of his life. 
  2. Sanes was selected for torture because of his knowledge as an Interior MP and because of what he did to Minister Nick. Erwin’s father was not a factor.

Now the supposition:

  1. I believe that as significant as that day was, Erwin Smith remembered every detail including the face and name of the man who questioned him.
  2. I believe that official records do not exist so there was no way Erwin could dig through a military filing cabinet to find actual proof of Sanes involvement.
  3. I believe Erwin was smart enough to put it together. 

So, yes, I believe Erwin Smith knew that Djel Sanes was heavily involved in the death of his father. 

There is no indication–no subtext at all–that Erwin Smith enjoyed the torture of the man who killed his dad. His face is devoid of emotion. There’s no indication in the manga that vengeance is Erwin’s thing. It’s quite the opposite. We can add to the facts above that Erwin Smith blames himself for the death of his dad and not Djel Sanes.

So the next logical question… do Levi and Hange know that they are torturing the man who killed Papa Smith. I’m going to say no.

Levi is completely impassive throughout the ordeal. I contrast that with his torture of the MP a few chapters later where he lets his anger show at the mention of Erwin on the gallows.

While I don’t think Levi is a vengeful person, he is an emotional one. If he’d known that this was the man responsible for Erwin father’s death, he would’ve made it a bit personal.

I think Hange too was oblivious to this. Had Hange known this man killed Erwin’s dad, it might have assuaged her guilt.

So the tl;dr is that I believe Erwin knew but he didn’t tell Levi or Hange. He didn’t want his personal trauma influencing the situation. Like everything else in Erwin’s life, he carried this knowledge and pain alone. 

Thank you anon! This was fun to think about and a joy to write.