Crushed Velvet


Amortentia smells like rose gardens after rain, smells like spilled ink and ludicrously expensive perfume. It smells like a girl with next to nothing to loose, who shouldn’t fit, doesn’t fit, who is fundamentally wrong, in all the ways that matter, at least.

It smells like someone who Draco shouldn’t love half as much as he does.

It smells like a heartache, like a girl, like a mistake.

Amortentia smells like redemption.

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I didn’t even notice the spider in the top left panel at first and had to go back and be terrified in hindsight because the camera angle makes it look far bigger than it really is. 

Or at least, far bigger than I HOPE it is. 

anonymous asked:

I'm really sorry about the whole Jesper race thing and looking back at it in hindsight it was really racist to ask that. I'm sorry

glad you realized it at least 👌 because you did offend a lot of people, including me, and it led to a couple upset private conversations between other fans and myself. though the discourse didn’t get out of hand, i hope you can understand the magnitude of people who would be effected by views like that, because representation is incredibly important and poc obviously don’t get a lot of it so it’s really disheartening when people try to negate it, especially when it’s undeniably presented in canon text??

but as personally offended as i was i really wanted to maintain civility just in case anyone else shared similar thoughts about jesper’s race, like i wanted to seem approachable enough to discuss it with as an opportunity to set more people straight. but thank god no one else came forward because…………..just no. i might’ve lost it, anyway jesper is black and i hope i never have to repeat that to anyone else bc everyone should know

Done with Shinjuku!

Man, that was risky. I tried my best to not bring non-evil Servants, which almost got me killed in one of the Chimera fights, but Kiyohime and Medea barely made it out alive.
But yeah, learning from that mistake I decided to bring Summer-mo for the battles against Moriarity. Merlin made the battle way too easy, so for the last fight I brought the story support Hans, he did his job very well, but as an Archer Moriarity charges up his NP really fast, especially when he uses his skill, so eventually Hans died. In hindsight, I should have brought Mashu to taunt, but luckily Moriarity never attacked Summer-mo and we won anyways.

Also, getting to dance with Jalter-chan is a way better reward for clearing a singularity than some stupid cup.

anonymous asked:

which members do you think will be on PD101 I feel like Minhyun and Ren are most likely going to be on the show and I doubt Aron will be

I personally suspect Minhyun and Ren as well, but there very well could be a third member going, which would maybe be JR or Aron as I think Baekho wants to focus less on the performance aspect of their music and more on the production/composition since he spends most of his time with Bumzu, Lee Anchor, and a few other composers at Pledis. 

My reasoning for suspecting Minhyun and Ren is based on their behavior on SNS and the fancafe in the past few months. Minhyun and Ren both have been posting a lot of videos of them singing in the studio, but they’ve been covers of other songs; which at first doesn’t seem so strange, but in hindsight, it definitely seems like they’ve been trying to practice. And with Ren posting so often in the fancafe and trying to connect with fans, with him saying he wants to be better, I definitely think he wants to find a stronger foundation within the group outside of being the moodmaker. Ren seems to have been experimenting with working on concepts for comebacks but I think he wants to improve in other areas like dancing and singing. 

Of all the members that I think need to go to the show, I would say Aron should be going. He no longer has a solid position in the group; he rarely has a rap section or even vocal sections and though he’s a strong, and in my opinion, passionate dancer, from a singing standpoint he has a lot to learn. He needs more control and he has to learn how to control his breath for a warmer, stronger sound. He also needs to find confidence in his vocal performances as you can tell he gets incredibly nervous when he’s asked to sing. 

And since we’re talking about the boys on Produce 101, I also want to say this is a really good opportunity for NU’EST to make connections outside of Pledis. They are very much an insular group; they don’t hang out with anyone outside of NU’EST, and fans in Korea have seen this. There’s a lot of negative rumors about it, and Aron only hangs out with other English-speaking Koreans in his free time. They need to make friends with other idols and idol groups, they need to network. This will be a great opportunity for that. There is more to going on this show than just improving musically and as performers; this is totally a great opportunity for networking which is important in any field of work. You have to have connections. 

It seems like a lot has forgotten but Yuuri Katsuki has pride. A lot of it. This is why mistakes bother him so much no matter how little it was. This is why he hides his face and refuse to interact with the people at Hasetsu train station. He lost at the GPF and the Nationals. He’s ashamed of himself for failing that much. His pride was severely damaged since he didn’t fulfill the two goals he had set for himself at his JSF profile:

1.) To not cry during a competition

2.) To be victorious in the GPF. *Usually when an athlete says “victory”, they mean ‘get gold”

Add the fact that the GPF is just the 3rd most prestigious figure skating competition (Worlds is 2nd, Olympics is 1st), Yuuri’s self confidence would have been shaken to the core. He couldn’t get a bronze in the GPF. He couldn’t even get the top spot at the Nationals. What hope does he have for anything else? What is there for him to be proud of?

No wonder Yuuri hit rock bottom. He’s a sore loser because his pride couldn’t take it. His epic career slump is hardcore proof. His pride also magnified his lost spectacularly in his perspective that it took him ages to lick his wounds and get right back up.

To cultivate pride, reputation is a huge factor. So obviously, reputation would mean a lot to Yuuri. He’s very sensitive about it. In fact, the first thing he did after bombing his FS at Sochi was to check the news and the social media for comments about him. He was even upset with Phichit when he posted online the picture of drunk!Viktor clinging on him before the SP at the Cup of China.

Reputation is important to Yuuri. He values his dignity. His pride depends on it.

So wouldn’t the reveal of his drunk shenanigans in EP10 absolutely devastated him? For everybody else in the series, it was funny and memorable. Even us fans think the same. But for Yuuri? That probably felt like the end of his world. He made a fool of himself in front of the ISU, sponsors, coaches, and fellow athletes. He had dragged Japan and his family name through the mud. He’s now a laughingstock - a goddamn joke.

His pride took a heavy blow before the GPF SP. His reputation and dignity is gone. It’s miracle that he looked calm as he skated Eros… or not.

He probably kept lying to himself before his performance with an unknowing Viktor’s supporting him (Yeah, Viktor doesn’t know Yuuri’s pain because he will definitely hide it from him. What happened in Sochi was obviously a treasured memory of Viktor. Yuuri isn’t that heartless to taint it with his own issues. So kept his problems on his own.) He then must have convinced himself enough that he’s ok. He’s alright. Everything is fine. Everything will be just perfect. So he smiled with confidence built on lies and kissed his ring for further reassurance. (He’s still a total wreck inside barely holding himself together)

Then he skated and everything went shit.

Yuuri’s SP at Barcelona is devoid of seduction because he’s focusing too much on perfection. He desperately needed clean and perfect quad jumps. Quad jumps will help him win. He has to win because if he does, he’ll get his dignity back. He can mend his pride. He would be able to make up for the scandal he had caused in Sochi. Everybody loves a winner. Gaining victory will make everything alright. He must podium. He must get gold.

But then he flubbed his quad flip. He touched the ice. His SP was imperfect. His score would definitely be lower than what he wanted. He failed. He lost. Everything that he gives a damn about depended on that performance and he fucked it up. So Yuuri crumbles under the pressure and wept his heartbreak on the ice.

HUMO: You’re a feminist, you have already said that several times. Many young women do not like being associated with feminism, because in their eyes it is a movement that forbids them to wear heels.

Evelyne Brochu: Feminists are the reason that I can vote, and my main concern is not whether I should wear heels or not, but that I might soon lose that acquired right as a woman. That Donald Trump is completely disturbed. The first thing he did as president, was to abolish subsidies for abortion clinics. And isn’t it scary what humiliating statements the most powerful man in the world can make about women? Everybody says: “They are just words.” But words set the motion more often than you think. A man thinks much faster now, “If the most powerful man can say that, it is okay if I say it too.” While women previously where not given the same room as men to be angry, or different, or crazy, a man is admired for those things, “Look how strong he is and what strong opinions he has.” A woman would be called hysterical.

Women are constantly belittled. We are told how we should behave if we want to be loved. That’s my biggest concern. I could care less about those heels.

This is a translation of Ebro’s interview with a Belgium magazine. For the full translated interview keep reading.

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No one posted the Generation X character art so I’m doing it! I’m so excited!

From the commentary, apparently Jubilee’s the fashionable team vampire mom, Morph is the resident Sad Boy, Hindsight’s the new half Korean character (like writer Christina Strain herself) who has psychometric powers and loves vintage clothing, Bling is struggling to find herself and fit in her diamond skin, and Naturegirls going to have a hard time connecting with the others because she understands nature better then people. There wasn’t info for Eyeboy and Quentin, but the art is from Christina Strain’s twitter. Strain chose artist Amilcar Pina to be the penciller bc of his alternative and modern style. Check both of them out on Twitter! Issue 1 of Generation X is coming out in May!