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Day 3.

Today we had our wee minds blown by the beauty of Milford sound (some say the 8th wonder of the world). Before we immersed ourselves in the beauty we were the first in the que for the frittata offered up for breakfast. Fatties before explorers 😋 The glacier formed Milford sound not only brought us beauty but also some cute companions. We got to meet Milford’s playful pod of bottlenose dolphins and also their baby male seals who come to the fiord to keep themselves safe from the big boys.

Our next stop was falls creek where we got our first glimpse of the blue waters New Zealand has to offer. 💙

We then hiked up to Lake Marian with no supplies which was a big mistake but well worth the trek. We smashed the recommended return time by an hour but thankfully didn’t smash our faces as we basically fell back down the hiking track. Yes you are right those really are antlers that Robbie is holding and the bigger shock is those pink socks are Robbie’s not Connie’s 🙈

We finished off our day at a little Forrest walk around Lake Gunn where the strange monster on the side of our van disturbs all the beauty. 🐛🌱🌿🍃🌳🌲☘️🍁🍂🥀🌹🌺🌷🌸🌻

anonymous asked:

Hi, 7goodangel. I am here to ask you about PaperJam as a shy, smol and innocent being (mainly thegreatrouge made him be). There has been some conflicts regarding his trait. Some said his canonical personality is a jerk, like what you wrote in his bio / info and some said that is severely wrong and being shy, (which made him shipped with Fresh), is his canonical personality. What are your thoughts about this? I mean, it is your character and people are taking control of it. Don't you disagree?

Well… I have talked to people and seen public conversations and this has happened several times to me over months. I guess I’ve gotten a little numb to it now… or maybe it’s due to school that I haven’t given it the attention that it deserves. Probably due to school. 

I just can’t update constantly like others - even though some others in school were and are able to update constantly. I can’t keep going around and holding up my bio of PJ and police people. It’s exhausting to me… it really takes up the small bit of free time I have. 

I think after I get a solid job that I’ll be able to go around better… but anyway - back to your question. 


While I love seeing interpretations and do not want people to be limited by something and have their imaginations go forth… it’s proving that a huge con comes with that mentality - which you have pointed out. A lot of people swear that PJ is the cute, innocent interpretation that really, did get PJ popular in the first place. While I did have him as a jerk from the beginning - I kinda kept that info to my RP blog - so you could say it is my fault this is all happening and I do think that. I could of done something to make it not as bad as it is now… 

It’s just like the NSFW stuff… people just assume the first thing and run with it. And it really does make me feel like I really am not needed for my own character at points. 

It’s a struggle - I don’t want to have people stop interpreting PJ within AUs… but I also don’t want people to just see him as an innocent child to ship with Fresh. 

And I’m still trying to find the best solution to it. 

But… I feel like the damage is already done. It’s too late for me to talk to all of these people going around swearing on their life that PJ is canoncally like Rouge’s interpretation/AUs. It feels like an hopeless battle to me. 

And I guess I needed someone to ask me this question so then I can fully say my thoughts on this. 

So in short, while I love creativity and don’t want to snuff it out (considering some people would probably think I’m doing that already with saying “No Sin”), I still don’t like it. It irritates me, irks me, frustrates me, and I feel like even as the person who thought of PJ in the first place, my voice isn’t enough. Communities seem like they don’t care about artists unless they reach a ‘certain goal of popularity’ or seem like they have a more professional style of art. I know I do not reach either of those titles. 

People misspell my username all the time - I actually claimed ‘7goodangle’ on tumblr for that reason.

People still say “I’m too lazy to find who made PJ” when they clearly mentioned they looked at the bio on the wiki. 

People still go around arguing others on the canon ship of OmniPJ and swearing that FreshPaper is the true canon ship, when all people are pointing out is that they need to keep the canon ship in mind when going around with information.

Even just basic personality traits… and these things are happening on sites that I do not nor want an account for. 

I still want others to have fun - to be happy; but I don’t know… I guess I’m cutting out my own happiness to get everyone else happy? I want to eventually write a version of PJ within his own universe and story… and he is more like the version I created within the UT verse. Not exact - but close. Though who knows… I might shove PJ to the side and replace his role with another character. I’m still weighing options.

Cause PJ was the first character I ever put this much time and thought into… my first character that was balanced, well rounded…

And what happens?

…well.

You said it Anon. 

They took it - changed it (initially as an AU but now people think it’s canon) - and I can’t do much about it. Due to school and not much free-time… due to how many don’t know the true creator… and just back talking anyone who is just mentioning it to people who swear by it. 

As an artist and a character designer…

It makes me not want to show designs, characters, and stories ever again online.

Considering if this is how I was treated on the first one… why even take a chance at a second one? If it has brought me so much stress, frustration, and time… why even try it again?

I said I was only going to do fanart so if anyone stole it, it didn’t really matter. 
I think I should have stuck with that thought process. 

In conclusion, there are some major things to take away here. First – that yes, I do not like how it has skewed this far to the point of arguing over a fandom version with the canon. Canon is canon and I get the different AUs – this is too far. Way too far. I am emotionally drained from this – from this whole mess that I have been defending throughout majority of PJ’s lifespan. I will state this – Paper Jam is my character. He is my original character that I created more than a year ago. And the UT AU fandom took my character and warped him to something he is not and all of his original meaning is lost. I do not like to hurt others or make other sad – but I must put my foot fully down. This miscommunication needs to stop. I am tired of repeating things over and over and I have past my breaking point time and time again. I just want people to see PJ how he really is… and I wish that people could be focusing more on the reality of him instead of the alternate that they all claim as truth.

Final words: I still like Undertale – I still like creating characters and having fun – but the Undertale AU fandom is ridiculous now. The Amino UT community is insanity in an app, and there is a lot of stuff that has made many artists and creators to their breaking point and leaving the fandom entirely. Everyone in this fandom needs to take ten steps back and look at what they are doing. Go back to the game. Play it again – watch your favorite let’s player’s videos of it again. 

And just… food for thought… please don’t jump the gun on someone else’s OC’s personality and actions. 

I do not want anyone to experience what I had.

I still remember the first time I heard about Yuri on Ice.

It was the morning of the 26th of March, 2016. I had just woken up and was scrolling through anime news on facebook on my phone when suddenly I saw a video. It began playing automatically and the first thing I saw was a pair of figure skates, skating to a stop on the ice. I clicked the video and fullscreened it, holding my breath. Then the beautiful piano music came and I couldn’t believe my eyes. Men. Figure skating. Followed by a beautiful sequence of Yuuri in Ice Castle Hasetsu. Then Yurio doing ballet and Victor practicing in a hallway. Then came the title and the announcement “Yuri!!! on Ice Coming soon!”

I immediately looked to the description and noticed the words “Original TV anime about figure skating announced”, then watched the video again and then once more until it finally sunk in. After which I released one long scream and then broke down in tears. Because I’ve dreamed of a figure skating anime since Winter Olympics of 2014, and all the more so since I saw the figure skating sequence in Death Parade in 2015. And now it was actually happening.

What also struck me about is that it would be men’s figure skating, which I immediately found amazing because I was certain that if Japan was to create a figure skating anime it would be about women. That was the first surprise in the long chain of pleasant surprises that Yuri on Ice would soon prove to be.

I wondered what sort of story these characters would show us, what sort of people they would be and rewatched the trailer tens of times. As no news came for a few months, the trailer of the figure skating anime faded into the back of my mind and I all but forgot about it until the 21st of August, 2016, when this trailer was released, along with details on the anime’s story and characters. And I could already tell that the anime looked promising - we saw more skating, more of the three main characters and learned more on what the story would be (not to mention the beautiful graphics!). What surprised me was the last scene in the trailer, the one we all immediately branded as “inconsequential fanservice” and “fujoshi pandering”.

Oh, how wrong we were. Though we would only learn of this a few months later, when the anime was well within its run, getting more serious in terms of its presentation of romance between its two male leads with every episode and not showing any sign of stopping.

But back to the trailer - it reignited my excitement and got me curious: what would this anime show us? Why did they choose to show us those particular scenes (including the scene)? I pondered those questions but naturally, had nothing to do with them, so I patiently awaited October 2016 (for that’s when the anime was scheduled to begin) and enjoyed the Summer season while it lasted. And then - it came.

I still remember the day I saw the first episode. I remember being excited as I loaded it up, but also cautious - what if the fanservice would be too invasive and would ruin the story? God, had I known that it wouldn’t be fanservice, but genuine romantic love between two men, that it would not ruin the story but would enrich it in the most unexpected and amazing ways, I wouldn’t have been so wary of the anime.

In any case - I loved the first episode and I had high hopes or the anime, as well as for the reviews it would get. And from the very first episode, reviewer’s reactions were very positive and welcoming, the first ep setting expectations higher than anyone originally anticipated.

And then came the worries, always similar ones, always new ones with each episode: will the anime be able to keep this level up? will it always be this amazing? will it fizzle out at some point and disappoint so many hopeful viewers? will the creators finally sink the gay ship and play everything off as a joke?

And you know what? Yuri on Ice did what it promised already with that first trailer and with the first words of the first episode: It was an unending chain of surprises. An unending chain of the most pleasant, the most unexpected, the best surprises.

It not only rose to the challenge - it surpassed all my expectations. It was all I wished for and more. I know that perfect anime don’t exist but, to me, Yuri on Ice was as close to perfect as a 12 episode TV anime could be.

And just looking back at the journey, at all the announcements, developments and indeed, emotions that brought me here makes me appreciate it all the more.

I still remember the first time I heard about Yuri on Ice, and I still remember the second time. I remember tears and excitement and caution and hope.

And look where we are now. Look how far we’ve gotten from that point.

I will always be grateful for the one-of-a-kind anime that was Yuri on Ice. I will never ever take it for granted. I will always love and treasure it as the anime I initially doubted but which gave me so much I could never repay my debt, no matter how hard I tried.

From the first trailer to the end of the first season, it was a true gift. I will always remember it as such.

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imagine steve making a youtube channel to share his coming out story, just fully embracing who he is. he has to introduce bucky bc no one has actually saw him on video of his own free will but they know who he is (former pow/former soviet assassin/caps wwII boyfriend/childhood best friend/super soldier). the camera pans to him with his hair loose, sleeveless shirt that shows his metal arm and on his face is a deadly WS glare. steve just wordlessly leans over and kisses him, shows the world the softer side of bucky barnes just by existing and gently touching. from that moment on he becomes the internets fav smol adorable trained killer (though he only appears in the background of videos like when he’s walking to the kitchen in his boxers)

i know all of us have said this approximately seven thousand times tonight, but. i’m saying it again bc i am just so beyond grateful that louis has steve right now bc he is such a genuinely Good person with such a big heart and knowing that he’s been yet another source of support for louis through this is so incredibly comforting and i really hope he knows how much we appreciate him 💖