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“I’ve apparently been the victim of growing up, which apparently happens to all of us at one point or another. It’s been going on for quite some time now, without me knowing it. I’ve found that growing up can mean a lot of things. For me, it doesn’t mean I should become somebody completely new and stop loving the things I used to love. It means I’ve just added more things to my list. Like for example, I’m still beyond obsessed with the winter season and I still start putting up strings of lights in September.”

anonymous asked:

Wanna tell us about the vampire au?

So, the vampire AU is only just starting out in my mind but, some things I know already (pardon its cheesiness, lol):

  •  Yuri is a young vampire, probably around 80 or something. He was turned by Viktor and is part of his nest (with Yakov, Lilia, Mila and Georgi. All of team Russia are vampires).
  • Otabek comes from a family of vampire hunters and was raised to know how to hunt and kill them effectively. His family has some wild ritualistic ceremonies and tonics to give themselves more strength to hunt the vampires with.
  • When Otabek was a teenager, his family raided Yuri’s nest to try to kill them. Otabek ended up cornering Yuri in a room, but he couldn’t kill him in that moment. They fought but when it came time to finish it, Otabek couldn’t - Yuri took his chance and ran, escaping but separated from his nest then.
  • Otabek has been looking for Yuri ever since, apart from his family. He swears it is to finish what he couldn’t then. (He totally doesn’t think about those piercing eyes every night alone in bed, no way).

sorry folks that this blog’s still been slow. me being homeless lasted longer than i expected. right now, all of these reblogs and posts have been running on a queue to keep the place slightly active. things should be up and running again soon though. if you’d like to beat me up for not having a daily garfield strip for 20 days, good luck trying fucko. i’m not afraid to run and cry.

anonymous asked:

Sooooooooo why do you think rick and morty is so *ucking funny?? Everything. Everything about it is hilarious. Every single character, the voices, oweee even when it should be bad and rick is the most evil, controversial genius ever and even if he's an asshole you cant help but love him what's the secret omg

Ohhhhhhh boy buddy strap in because we gonna go on a ride.

I’ve thought about this in pieces over the last year, and to be honest, I like the fact that it’s a really mature story and characters hiding behind an immature facade.

Like, I have friends that enjoy it because it has good humor and good characters and it makes them laugh and they like the fact that it takes risks. Even my brother, who once said that the show was not really his speed, is now looking forward to the next season because, yeah, it’s a really smartly written show.

But if you choose to go under the surface, there’s so much more. Like, it addresses:

  • Suicide
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Physical and Mental Disorders (particularly depression and slight hints at autism when it comes to Morty)
  • Morality of characters that are supposed to be labeled as “good”
  • Governmental rebellion
  • Family issues
  • Sexual Assault and it’s aftermath (which is not at all played for laughs)
  • Parenting and the issues that come with it, mostly parental abandonment. 
  • Abortion and teenage pregnancy
  • Balancing selfishness versus selflessness (which, in a nutshell, is Beth and Jerry’s biggest conflict)
  • Slavery 
  • Moral ambiguity in dangerous situations

(Send me an ask if you need me to name what episode or what situation these points refer to)

I absolutely ADORE movies and shows that I can enjoy on multiple levels. For example, one of my all-time favorite movies is Creed because I can enjoy it as a good boxing story, a good underdog story, and a good story about a young man trying to prove that there’s more to his name and that he’s not just the bastard of his disappeared and deceased boxing father. I like Gravity Falls because it has good animation and an inspiring story, but it also delves into the concepts of family, trust, morality, and writes a pretty good mystery.

In a similar vein, I can enjoy Rick and Morty as a comedy, as a satire, and as a look into interpersonal relationships that center around a despicable yet desperate old man and his two grandchildren.

And you know what else? I LOVE watching people discover this on their own. I’ve had conversations with my friends about the show, and I love watching them come to their own conclusions, their own realizations, their own explanations. It’s honestly a beautiful thing to watch.

Rick is a terrible human, but he’s a great character. Morty is slowly becoming more mature but is also becoming more unhinged and is terrified of it. Summer is one of the smartest people in her family but is afraid of showing it because she’s afraid it won’t make her popular. Beth is so afraid of her father leaving her that she’s willing to become more and more like him in the hopes that it’ll drive a connection between the two. Jerry is Rick’s biggest foil but is also the only person in the family that keeps him from doing anything self-destructive.

This is stuff you can enjoy by delving into the show and it’s lore and concepts. Or you can just enjoy the humor and the voices and the characters and the gags and the farts and the burps and the potty humor.

This. This is why I love Rick and Morty.

MitJo Drive-In Movie Date

Imagine: it’s a cool summer night.

They’re cuddling under a thin blanket on the hood of Mitch’s car and holding hands. 

They’re eating buttery popcorn and laughing at each other’s commentary on the movies. 

Fireflies flicker around them. 

By the time the last movie’s credits roll, Joey is asleep with his head on Mitch’s shoulder and Mitch wonders how he got blessed with winning the heart of his childhood crush because he never thought he’d actually get this far, but boy- the present is looking a lot better than the future he thought he deserved.  

i’m not going to give matt credit for having the bare minimum of human decency to not bash dominique for no reason. if he actually stands up for her, reaches out to her, and makes comments beyond “this is dumb,” then maybe i’ll give him my attention. for now, the white sofa can still go.