a movie where the love story is actually about friendships bless

Cartoon Gaston V. Live Action Gaston

I’m a HUGE fan of the Beauty and the Beast remake, and one of the things I have yet to gush about is the changes they made to Gaston. I LOVE a complex villain, and the writers did an amazing job delivering a character who is both more sympathetic and more evil than his cartoon counterpart. SPOILERS BELOW!

Friendship With LeFou

Live action Gaston and Lefou have a much deeper relationship than their cartoon counterparts. Original LeFou is from the first minutes getting smacked by Gaston gun. When he tries to raise the potential issues with Gaston courting Belle, not only does Gaston keep interrupting him, but threatens him into silence by yanking him up by the shirt collar. He hits Lefou on the head for making a joke about Maurice that he just laughed at. He forces LeFou to wait for Maurice in a SNOW BANK, potentially for days. They are not true friends by any stretch of the imagination.

2017 Gaston on the other hand does have a friendship with LeFou, even if it is not a particularly healthy one, and completely implodes at the end. Gaston listens to LeFou when he voices concerns about Belle and actually agrees with his points about his differences from Belle. He talks to LeFou about his feelings. When LeFou “goes a little too far” during Gaston, he doesn’t fight him, hit him or otherwise shame him for it. At the end of the songs he even tells LeFou he is wonderful and asks why he hasn’t been “snatched up” by a girl yet. LeFou knows Gaston well enough to calm him during his ‘rage’ episodes. 

Somehow this all makes what happens at the end so much worse, where he forces LeFou to be an accessory to murder, to lie in front of the whole town, and participate in sending an innocent man to an asylum. He also threatens to send LeFou to the asylum, if he doesn’t play along. Finally he throws LeFou into harms way during the castle fight and then leaves him there. 

Level of Affection For Belle

Cartoon Gaston doesn’t know Belle as a person at all. He is so delusional about who she is, he believes marrying him would ‘make all her dreams come true’. He sets up their wedding and invites the whole town before he even proposes. When she calls him ‘primeval’ he thinks she means it as a compliment. His big effort in “wooing her” is asking her to come look at his hunting trophies. He tells her she shouldn’t, as a woman, be reading or thinking. He casually drops her book in the mud and later puts his muddy feet on top of (another?) one of her books. When Maurice says Belle has been kidnapped by a Beast, he doesn’t even bother to check her house.

Live Action Gaston DOES know who Belle is, at least a little. He acknowledges she’s as “argumentative as she is beautiful”, but says she is the only woman in town he has feelings for. He’s aware she is resisting his charms and calls her lack of flattery “outrageously attractive”. He makes more of an effort to woo her. He brings her flowers and asks her to dinner (okay asks if she’ll cook him dinner, but still better than ‘look at my trophies’). He doesn’t mock her for her reading, but instead fakes an interest in it, so she’ll like him better. He practices his marriage proposal in the mirror which includes the words ‘no one deserves you’. When the villagers mess with her invention. he tries to make her feel better, telling her that the school master never really liked him either. He tries to give her advice on how become more accepted by the village (which to him is a very important thing). He says that he’s changed and could make her happy, rather than saying that she could change and make him happy. Finally and the most sympathetic thing that he does is that when Maurice turns up with his crazy story about Belle’s abduction, despite that fact he doesn’t believe it, he’s worried enough that he accompanies Maurice on his search for her. He wasn’t just humoring Maurice to earn his blessing, he was concerned about “wolves, frostbite, and starvation.” He gave up his evening and risked the town’s scorn for following Maurice, to ensure Belle was safe.   

For me Cartoon Gaston’s descent into darkest is ALL about ego. Live action Gaston on the other hand has a little Congreve going on, “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,” which maybe explains why he goes even darker than original Gaston. 

Evil Actions

For the sake of comparison, let’s ignore that things both versions of Gaston do: 1) Inciting a mob to attack a sentient creature with no proof it’s at all dangerous and one person testifying that it’s not, and 2) dishonorably shooting/stabbing the Beast twice. 

Live Action Gaston one ups Cartoon Gaston on every level. Cartoon Gaston invades Belle’s personal space during his proposal, but he never actually touches her, and being fair to him, her responses during his proposal are politely vague. Live Action Belle states very clearly in their conversation that she doesn’t want to marry him. Live Action Gaston responds by not only grabbing her dress, but tells her her options are basically marry him or starve.

Both Gastons treat Maurice like garbage, but again live action Gaston is the worse of the two. Cartoon Gaston plots to use the threat of Maurice being sent to the asylum to coerce Belle into marriage. Sick, but ultimately Maurice’s imprisonment wasn’t his intended end game. Live Action Gaston strikes Maurice hard enough to knock him out, then ties him up to be eaten by wolves. When that doesn’t work he tries to get rid of him via asylum.  

During the Castle Raid and scenes leading up to it Gaston threatens his best friend with the asylum, offers him up to the castle staff, and then abandons him during the fight. Finally, in a small, but vicious move he tells Beast that Belle sent him. It may seem small, compared to all the other stuff, but still that is a pretty s***** thing to do.

My conclusion is the live action movies’ writers are geniuses, because the most horrific bad guys are the ones that feel like real people, layered and complicated.

anonymous asked:

I didn't know that there was going to be a new Anne of Green Gables! How exciting! What do you think so far? Do you think it compares to the 1985 Anne of Green Gables so far?

So far I think it is AMAZING and so much of what I could have dreamed of having with a full-length TV series with a good budget and exceptional casting. The Sullivan movies have their place in my childhood nostalgia, but quite frankly, film has moved on, and for the sake of condensing things into film-length stories and matching Kevin’s own desired outcomes, a lot of things I loved about the books was lost or altered. (Particularly in later films–no Patty’s Place, no Windy Poplars…the Great War suddenly being fought a whole generation sooner than expected…)

The thing about this series is that it’s actually much nearer to the book, and simply expands on incidents/plot-points/characterization in intriguing and touching ways. I’ll say it again–none of it feels cheap or gimmicky, where changes have been made. Life was hard back then–really hard, for Anne–and while in the books it’s rather glossed over, she even comments on it much later in her life when she’s a grown woman with her own family…clearly the harshness of her early life has made deep impressions and stayed with her. After finding love and stability at Green Gables, she begins to smooth out her rough edges, the near-compulsive chattiness that drives Marilla bonkers mellows into something more like her characteristic talkative nature. It’s fantastic to see a series acknowledging the darkness in this world, because it makes the warmth and light of love and safety so much more cherished and poignant.

This series is taking its time, and I hope it meets with enough success to continue for the five prospective seasons the producers have allegedly planned. I appreciate that they’re taking their time for the lovely little bits I loved from the book–the details of Anne’s first days at school, the slowness of finding her feet among the other girls…Diana is a good and loyal friend to Anne, but she’s also been friends with these other girls all her life…so she’s integral to forming a bridge between the two, and it’s not easy. The story club is given more than just a throw-away line and I love that this is a story about a little girl and finding her true family and how she relates to other little girls, and it’s not just railroading the Gilbert Blythe plot as a main feature. They’re still children, and that’s okay.

Given what I’ve just seen in episode 4 and the preview for next week, I think with the timing of this season they’re likely to end it on Anne finding acceptance with the townsfolk/school friends and finally getting the Barry’s blessing on her friendship with Diana. Which is a brilliant opener arc, and sets up the groundwork for continuing forward, no longer quite an outsider in Avonlea.

THE MOST INTERESTING INDIAN FILMS RELEASED IN THE YEAR OF 2014

This year, I watched more films than ever before (over 65 if I’m showing off) and enjoyed every second of pouring over their details, scrutinising and analysing them and their merits, and just generally being a nerd. I did have a full list of ten (it included Haider, Jigarthanda and Dedh Ishqiya if you were wondering) but I had nothing to say about them. They were perfect, solid, inventively sculpted pieces of cinema. I agreed with their aesthetics and politics. But it’s really hard for me to say what makes them so great. They just…are!

So the films in this list are simply the most interesting; the films which are perhaps not always perfect, but could not have been made in any other way, for any other audience, in any other language or cultural climate. They are works that have surprised me, will continue to surprise me, and that I’m sure will prove to be of great cultural importance to the industries they were produced in. I hope that all makes sense! So here we go:

7. Oohalu Gusagusalade



Sometimes the most brilliant films are not those that try to be everything, to break new ground, or impress with breathtaking craft. Sometimes, a brilliant film will utilise simplicity in such a charming way that you don’t even wish it tried to be ‘better’. If you are making a romantic comedy, you need a good looking lead pair, some relatable romance and some comedy that is actually funny. You do not need a club song or incessant innuendos or suicide and heartbreak. Kudos to this lovely little film which knew exactly what it was and what it needed to do, while subtly and brilliantly assessing the place of a woman’s choice in arranged marriage. 

6. Bangalore Days


An ‘epic’ is generally considered to be a film with massive production values, conjuring up a huge sense of escapism and a time and a place you never dreamed of seeing, complete with a sprawling time scale and a vaguely existentialist battle between good and evil. But then there is another kind of epic; the kind that boldly attempts to encompass the entire human condition, from youth to adulthood. One of Bangalore Days’ many strokes of genius was casting the ever-popular romantic pairing of Nazriya and Nivin Pauly as cousins, deftly pronouncing the importance of family and friendships that so many Indian films leave at the wayside. Bangalore Days is a whole life lived, with a cast of characters who will feel like your own kin when it’s over. 

5. Kill/Dil


How did Shaad Ali imagine this film? Where did the ideas spring from? What kind of brain can envisage such visual composition, such a rich colour palette, and this bewildering sense of kinetic energy on a two-dimensional screen? Films like this, that have a genuine madcap ingenuity and creativity behind them (and I’m talking about the physical, tangible CRAFT of the art-form) are destined to be critical failures. But I wouldn’t want it any other way. God bless Yash Raj Films, India’s most commercial production house, for allowing a filmmaker to experiment, and ultimately fail in telling a story, but excel in the art of making images. 

4. Hasee Toh Phasee


Meeta and Nikhil sit down at a bus stand after storming out of the family home. Meeta has returned after disappearing for years without a trace. The wounds are still raw. Nikhil is attracted to her mystery, the fierce independence in her actions. He wants to know what is driving all these choices. To explain, she takes out a red rubber ball. She drops it and it bounces furiously around the bus stand. It doesn’t stop. It just keeps bouncing. He was not expecting that. This red ball, and indeed Meeta’s character, are almost metaphors for this film - a small but vital shot of total insanity amongst the mundane.

3. Punjab 1984


Masala films have a lot in common with the post-apocalyptic genre: those barren, hopeless villages where ordinary folk are terrorised by archetypal evil landlords or corrupt rulers, to be saved only by a singular righteous hero. Using no tricks, technical machinery or effects, Punjab 1984 conjures up this otherworldly atmosphere quite beautifully, employing a steadfastly Indian mode of storytelling which never dilutes or insults the real-life significance of the issue at hand. This film was hard to trust, given that it stars BJP-member Kirron Kher and (allegedly) Sukhbir Badal-supporting Diljit Dosanjh, but its even handed, delicate treatment of separatism makes its ultimately humanist message impossible to disagree with. Smaller budgets make sharper filmmakers, and regional cinema is now the place to turn for honestly made and truly Indian movies.

2. Madras


On the surface, this is just a perfectly sculpted story we’ve heard a thousand times before: two opposing political forces exploiting impressionable youths into carrying out their dirty bidding. There are two best friends whose ideologies drift apart, a romance that becomes a vessel of redemption, and a vivid backdrop of an urban slum and its cast of colourful characters from gangsters to nagging mothers. On this level its a good, engrossing film, but little else. But then, notice the Ambedkar portraits that hang in every house, the Christian names, the political literature that lingers on the bookshelves. These characters are Dalits, once ‘untouchable’ people. And this colourful neighborhood they inhabit is government sanctioned 'slum clearance’ social housing - a ghetto in the most literal sense of the word. The film gains a host of added nuances. Every heartwarming interaction between friends or relations becomes a middle finger to centuries of disgraceful oppression. Their ownership of their environment becomes a reclaiming of this prison. Madras is either a perfectly told saga of wasted youth and failed democracy, or an important document of the current state of the caste struggle. Either way, its a fabulous entry into a canon of cinema that could only be made in the Tamil language, and a fervently proud, rebellious and working-class masterpiece.


1. Highway


I’m going to have to try and be critical about a piece of work which moved me so deeply and profoundly that I was quite literally in tears for half of its two hour runtime. I’m going to have to try and be critical about a film which was so personal to me that whenever I thought about it over the next few days, I burst into tears all over again. I’m going to have to try and be critical about a film which beautifully summed up everything I have ever thought about our futile material existence on this Earth, a film which explores love and kindness and compassion between human beings simply and poetically. This is a story about the haves and have-nots, about the divide between rich and poor, about our priorities, the very nature of the things which give us happiness. It is a film about women, about innocence, about childhood, about family. And all of this from the man who gave us Love Aaj Kal? Ok I’m finished, that’s about as critical as I can get for a film which is so much more than just perfect.

Once again, this list really took over my life. There are of course some fabulous looking films I didn’t get to see (and literally tons more of crappy ones that I actually sat through). These are the films which inspired me, got me thinking, and really forced me to engage with them critically. I look forward to hearing what you think! Much love, and happy new year!!

a collection of m/m lgbt ya literature

note: i will add to this as i read more books

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

my rating: 5/5
genuinely one of the best books i have ever read. i love these boys so much!! the writing is poetic & refreshing. saenz doesn’t sell his characters short just bc they are teenagers, they are well rounded & thoughtfully written.
happy ending

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance. When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right. This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.

my rating: 4/5
bless david levithan. basically this book is the world we all wish we lived in.
happy ending

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here–it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

harry potter if drarry was canon & draco was written well (*cough* im looking at you jk rowling *cough*)
happy ending

The Foxhole Court (All for the Game trilogy) by Nora Sakavic

Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher. Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn’t need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed. But Neil’s not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil’s new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can’t walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he’s finally found someone and something worth fighting for.

my rating: 100000/5
“gay sports” —@faeriedrugs
this series is so so good. if you are going to read one book/series of this list, it should be this one. every single character is so well thought out & interesting i just!!! i love it. the writing is wonderful, neil josten is my son. however, this series gets dark here is a full list of trigger warnings for the series. the books handle the topics VERY well, but i’d tread carefully nevertheless.
pretty happy ending (much happier than what i expected the ending to be at the start of the series)

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worryused to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before—before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa…and before the car accident that changed everything. Enter: Geoff, Quinn’s best friend who insists it’s time that Quinn came out—at least from hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy—okay, a hot guy—and falls, hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending—if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.

my rating: 3.7/5
on the cover of this book, a reviewer described it as “laugh out loud sad” which is a very good way to explain the protagonist’s voice. think: percy jackson if rick riordan wrote about a gay teenager getting over the death of a family member while getting his first real crush. not a sappy romance, but a realistic depiction of what it’s like to date as a teenager. a couple parts of the book are told in the form of screenplays the protagonist is writing in his head, which is really cool & woven seamlessly with the rest of the narrative.
kinda happy ending

Half Bad (Half Life trilogy) by Sally Green

Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it’s too late. But how can Nathan find his father when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves? (don’t worry the hetero romance won’t last)

my rating: 3.7/5 simply because the ending wasn’t great!!!! sally green killed someone she shouldn’t have!! i am pissed!
despite the ending leaving something to be desired, this trilogy really is worth the read in my opinion. the themes are really interesting & in book 1 it’s a very character focused slower moving plot, but books 2 & 3 have much more action. i really enjoyed it. a few superb minor characters as well!
not-so-happy ending

Hero by Perry Moore

The last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his father’s pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he’s been asked to join the League the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. But the most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely face himself: he’s gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger; Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch; and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide; but they will have to learn to trust one another when they uncover a deadly conspiracy within the League. To survive, Thom will face challenges he never imagined. To find happiness, he’ll have to come to terms with his father’s past and discover the kind of hero he really wants to be.

my rating: 3.5/5
this book is really cute. a little campy (in a good way), but when i finished the last page i was smiling!!
pretty happy ending

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He’s won skiing prizes. He likes to write. And, oh yeah, he’s gay. He’s been out since 8th grade, and he isn’t teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. And while that’s important, all Rafe really wants is to just be a regular guy. Not that GAY guy. To have it be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time. So when he transfers to an all-boys’ boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret – not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate. But then he sees a classmate break down. He meets a teacher who challenges him to write his story. And most of all, he falls in love with Ben … who doesn’t even know that love is possible. This witty, smart, coming-out-again story will appeal to gay and straight kids alike as they watch Rafe navigate feeling different, fitting in, and what it means to be himself.

my rating: 3/5
i didn’t… love it. i didn’t hate it either. the more i thought, the more annoyed i got at the main characters decision to essentially go back into the closet. the author’s voice had the almost campy feel adults often take on when trying to write as a kid/teenager, which i got used to but still annoyed me. it was worth the read, but didn’t stick with me. not a bad book at all, i’d still suggest you read it if you get the chance, but this is my least favorite book on this list as of now.
not-so-happy ending

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad.

my rating: 5/5
i love this book! miller’s prose is nearly poetic and it is beautifully styled. this book took her ten years to write & you can tell.
sad ending, but so worth it

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine. It’s not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old - including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire - Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most awesome high school musical.

my rating: 3.5/5 (honestly i barely remember this book i read it in middle school i’m doing my best)
my fave john green book & i love david levithan. john green signed my copy of this book a few years ago.
kinda happy ending (if i remember correctly yikes)
Reasons to love the HTTYD fandom

Add your own reasons too!

1. People come from around the world to celebrate and scream over dragons! We can talk with people on the other side of the planet about the same thing we love. Native languages in the fandom include American Sign Language, Arabic, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lituanian, Malay, Maltese, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Tagalog.
2. I am HTTYD.
3. Toopliss. Come on. We have an entire tumblr blog dedicated to Toopliss.
4. If you need some great Toopliss humor, watch this.
5. HTTYD creative writers are prolific and talented! HTTYD is the eighth largest movie fandom represented on FFN.net, with over 12,800 fanfictions posted on this site alone!
6. Our fandom is full of deep, pressing questions. We have had multiple lengthy discussions about how Hiccup takes off his flight suit pants. Because how he pees is really that important to us.
7. But we actually do have really heart-felt conversations. HTTYD is full of incredible depth, and fans tap into all the themes, emotional heart, and understanding the stories bring.
8. The author of the books, Cressida Cowell, gives wonderful, kind replies to fan emails. Not every fandom has such amazing interactions with their Queen.
9. Here’s Hiccup reaching up to touch a NASA satellite, Bill Cipher, a violin, a shoe, and a toaster.
10. Frankly, we Photoshop just about anything. There’s a reason why we keep asking everyone if they’re on dragon nip or something.
11. All major memes make their way into the HTTYD fandom with wonderful results.
12. Stoick the Past jokes.
13. Sending everyone who posts a Stoick the Past joke into the Grounded Dungeon (at least until the rebellion).
14. We can pick up on the smallest quotes from the movies and quote every scene to each other in hilarious ways.
15. We’re nerdier about dragon stats and information than Fishlegs.
16. Breathtaking fanart, emotional fan comics, glorious coplays, and gifs of every part of every movie and television episode out there. HTTYD fans know ART through and through!
17. I mean seriously just look at gifs like these.
18. At least a third of the fandom seems to mysteriously have their hair cut like Hiccup’s.
19. A fandom-wide adoration of John Powell’s music. (DOOOOO DOOOOOOO REEEE MI MIIIIIII. DO MI SOL REEEEE MI MI!)
20. We regularly swear by Norse gods. Why use boring old English profanity words when you can scream, “FOR THE LOVE OF THOR ALMIGHTY”?
21. If we see a rocky island or anything Norse, it automatically gets pulled into HTTYD fandom posts.
22. For that matter, we can hear the word “dragon” from a mile away.
23. DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS.
24. Jay Baruchel, amongst other actors, find HTTYD an incredibly meaningful milestone in their careers!
25. Fans know how to laugh and make jokes with everything, but we also know how to sap out feels and respect the serious issues within the story. We know how to shed tears of laughter to tears from feels.
26. Thanks for nothing, you useless reptile.
27. We have such a WEALTH of fandom materials! We’ve got / going to get three movies, four seasons of a tv show, four movie shorts, three series of graphic novels, twelve books plus a dragon guide, video games, and more. 
28. I feel like the fandom is accessible and we can make friends and get to know the people in the community! I have made some extraordinarily close friendships because of the HTTYD fandom. It never feels like I’m talking to just some random url, but a person I’ve gotten to know. I know the personalities of so many people on this fandom and I’m always excited to get to know more.
29. Every time I see a fan going through some struggle in the fandom, I see so many people reach out to encourage them, sympathize with them, and help them out.
30. Just watch this post for encouragement. <3
31. Buttcup and frog legs wrapped in bacon.
32. Late night Netflix marathons when new episodes of the television series are released. Excited screaming, liveblogging, and discourse exploded the night Race to the Edge came out.
33. We have AUs ranging from the modern world to mermaids under the sea to crossovers with Rise of the Guardians to fusions with Jurassic World to just about anything you want to imagine.
34. Never forget the day we got “neville longbottomed by a goddamn cartoon.”
35. Only we understand what it means to leave s’s out of words. TOOTHLE! PLAMA BLAT! - the tableboy of Thor(s)tonton.
36. We all live in the magic of flying in the skies on the backs of dragons. What could be more aweing, inspiring, and incredible than that?
37. Pain, love it.
38. We’re such a community that we’re actually trying to organize an event where people get together across the USA or across the UK and geek out about HTTYD 3.
39. The Dragons fandom has a wide range of perspectives and a hoard of incredible analyses. There’s a blog dedicated to all the thoughtful things Dragons peeps say.
40. We arrange fandom events like chats, streamings, Secret Odins, and Snoggletog gift exchanges! We literally celebrate our own holiday with Snoggletog and give everyone some nice yaknog. :)
41. Many of us have had HTTYD profoundly, literally impact our lives.
42. When Hiccup says “This is Berk,” it sounds to us like, “This is home.” Our home.

anonymous asked:

So, how is John perceived at his school? In the swim meet chapter, Karkat tells John he seems "unapproachable" and that troll seems to be nursing a healthy crush on him- but in an ask from November, you said he was seen as socially awkward and a goofball. So- is our lovely dorkface John an unknowing heartthrob? (I wouldn't be surprised tbh, built as fuck, and sweet is a deadly combination.)

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I was putting together a list of Thranduil and/or Legolas fic recs for a friend who was just getting into the fandom and I thought, WELL, with just a bit of tweaking, this is actually a pretty good primer of fics for new readers, if you wanted!  ♥

- Jedi Sapphire is one where she writes both light-hearted and more serious fic, but when she hits it, she really hits it.  She has this series that starts with Falling Shadow that’s about the death of Legolas’ mother while they’re kidnapped by another Elf that hates them for being Sindarin rulers of the Silvan people, and I admit I hesitate to recommend it because Thranduil and Legolas spend most of their time apart in it, iirc, but it’s so good.  It’s ouchy and angst, but really good, if you’re in the mood for Legolas whump and Thranduil worrying over his wife and son.  (It’s not a happy fic, for all that they have good relationships.)  I also really enjoyed To Learn a King and Prince of Ithilien is definitely on the cracky side, but it hits my desire for humor, intimidating!Thranduil, and doting father with spoiled Legolas hard.

- Honestly, anything by daw the minstrel is always going to be one of the best sources of fic in this fandom and hardcore gets how I see the characters/is one of the most IC writers for Thranduil and young!Legolas.  But she’s definitely writing more based on the book (and you have to be careful of OC-heavy fic–the bb!Legolas ones are generally the easiest to get into, imo), so if you’re looking for a strong streak of cruelty in Thranduil (which I do see movie!Thranduil having, when he’s affected by the poisoning of the forest!), that’s not here.  But if you want a strict but openly loving father with three kids, two of whom are trouble magnets, she is definitely your go-to author.  (You can start with Paths of Memory, which has cute bb!Legolas,  All Those Who Wander and Growing Under Shadow or go for The Seeds of Time or All Those Who Wander maybe.  And I have reread  My Brother’s Keeper a truly ridiculous number of times, but I love love love Legolas with two older brothers and being the youngest.)

- ellisk can be a bit harder to get into but is so very worth it, her series is also one of the most IC Thranduil (and Legolas) versions that I’ve read and is one of the best examples of what I’m looking for in this fandom!  It’s a combination of slice of life at length with that there’s a lot of plot going on and it gets pretty fucking dark at times, especially when people start dying!  It’s OC heavy, but they are wonderful and used really well, to help emphasize Legolas’ character and make the world he lives in more satisfying to read about.  Interrupted Journeys Part 3 and Part 4 are my favorites (I suggest skipping the first two, since Legolas is too young in them to have much personality), though 5 and 6 are charming as well.

- Swordplay and Swimming is a fic where Thranduil visits Elrond (which are often fics that leave me sighing greatly because, seriously, I don’t think that happened a lot, not with how far apart they lived, not with how they’re different culturally, not with their mutual responsibilities, and I really do not think Thranduil wound send Legolas so freely) and it’s gorgeous. He’s a Sinda among Noldor and he runs into little Elladan and Elrohir, who don’t have a lot of tact yet, and it’s perfect.  (It had me at Elrohir chatting with his mother about the upcoming visit with:  //“Glorfindel said that King Oropher was a pain in Ada’s rear. Of course, he didn’t say rear. He said -” Elrohir chattered, oblivious to his mother’s horrified look.// I LAUGHED FOREVER.)

- ningloreth1 hasn’t written a lot, but I really enjoyed everything of hers, especially The King.

- jenolas is always a comfort writer, but I think their Elfling!Legolas stuff is the best.  For memory, I remember enjoying Treasure and A Dwarf Among Elves (which is post-ROTK with Gimli in the Blessed Realm, one of my favorites for this trope),

- Morpheus626 seems like an author I remember fondly, that I thought The Shadow Rising was really beautiful and I liked Grief a lot.

- sheraiah tends to write super doting Thranduil, which you definitely have to be in the mood for, but I thought everyone was pretty spot-on in Hidden Agenda (a murder mystery in Gondor, where a  young Elf is killed and Legolas is a magnet for trouble), to the point that it was one of the early best Arwen characterizations in fic that I’d seen!  (That one is a WIP, but I remember it having plenty of emotional satisfaction/resolution for me.)

- Evergreene is one of those authors that is just a fucking DELIGHT with everything she writes.  (Though, her newer work is better than her older work, iirc.)  She writes Aragorn & Legolas friendship stuff, but the fic always, always, always takes great joy in what utter dicks they are to each other and how this strengthens their friendship because they enjoy being around each other so much.  If you don’t mind the focus being on adult!Legolas and away from Greenwood, these are JOYFUL.  Start with Games People Play, that was the first I read and probably my favorite. Where Fault Lies has Thranduil in it a bit, but it’s mostly Aragorn and Legolas journeying to Mirkwood after being injured and 100% ready for each of them to sell the other out, like the rat bastards they both are. ♥

- JastaElf writes really good stuff but, again, focuses more on adult!Legolas, but!! The Scruff Factor is my favorite thing because it has perfect beautiful shining wonderful prince Legolas and it waxes on about how stunning he is, all layered over what an absolute shit he is sometimes.  It was amazing and hilarious and made me love him more.

- Karri writes a lot of fic I really, really love, but I can’t tell where they’d fall on a lot of people’s meters, if they’d hit the right notes.  I liked The Grove (post-ROTK fic where Legolas remembers his friends) and Unearthed (bb!Legolas finds some of his father’s things and Thranduil explains them to him) are good places to start.

- james8 is an author I remember enjoying and I think I fell in love with their work first with Wayward Son (where Thranduil heads to Gondor post-War of the Ring to find out news of Legolas and I’m weak to intimidating!Thranduil, okay), if you want to start there.

- Ich Dien - To Serve the Kingdom by MissFaust is my single favorite movie-based fic, I think.  Gorgeous characterization all around and, tbh, I think it was more satisfying a story than BOTFA was.  >_>  Totally jossed by the third movie, of course, but still absolutely worth reading for scary but loving dad Thranduil and his amazing headstrong wife.

- I love anything and everything by ncfan, but she mostly writes Silmarillion-based stuff.  (Technically, Thranduil could be part of the Silmarillion stuff, but he’s not actually really mentioned in it.)  But I liked her Thranduil fic Has His Reasons, which was movie-based fic for that “lowly Silvan Elf” line that I so hated.

- Lamiel mostly writes adult!Legolas and his friendship with Aragorn stuff (which is really good stuff! just I tend more towards Legolas with other Elves), but I really enjoyed  An Elk?, which is humor fic, but the kind I think is really enjoyable.  Celeborn and Thranduil being hilarious dicks to each other in that Elven way is A+++ for me.

- Some other fics I remember being good Deep and Crisp and Even by rivlee has this gorgeous sense of how Elves are different from Men, when Thranduil meets Bard in the winter to help with hunting right and he’s just so not human here. To Render Aid by Vaneria Potter (why Thranduil offers help to those he does) and Paths that lead home (nudging the Elves back towards each other, rather than apart, and Legolas realizes more of why his father acts as he does) and The Chambered Heart (which is very movie-accurate, even I have to admit, much as my heart quails of the distant relationship between them that this portrays) and  to the bone, the half-hidden root (movie-based fic about why Thranduil turned away from Ereborn–everything Mira_Jade writes is wonderful, but she’s definitely more Silmarillion-focused).

The Green-Eyed Blessing

Prompt: Can you please write a one shot where Dean is convinced he no longer loves the reader so he begins to distance himself and the reader notices so to cope she strengthens her friendship with Cas and Dean notices and gets jealous?

Word count: 2,625

Warnings: None

Author’s Note: This switches between POVs a lot more often than usual, but this story is as much about Dean as it is about the reader, so. Yeah.

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Collide Prt. 9

Part [1] Part [2] Part [3] Part [4] Part [5] Part [6] Part [7] Part [8]
Prompt:
Riley Matthews is a struggling writer who works as a bartender to pay off her student loans. Lucas Friar is a rich kid from Texas who’s lost his way. One night fate brings them together causing their two different worlds to collide.
A/N: Chapter 8 left off with Lucas’ POV and the advice he was getting from his older sister so this chapter I wanted to be completely in Riley’s POV where she gets advice. This part is Riley centric. It’s basically a filler part before the final chapter 10. I hope this is okay. 

Word Count: 1,884 (short one)

Part 9 - “Courage & Fear.”

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The last 24 hrs. haven’t exactly been my favorite. Somehow in a days’ worth of time, I’ve managed to embarrass myself in front of a bunch of wealthy strangers, lost my boyfriend and to top it all off, I’m pretty much homeless now. My roommate is finally moving in with her boyfriend and while I was expecting, waiting even, for this day to come, it still hit me like a ton of bricks.

After Isadora and Farkle broke the news to me about moving out, I just wanted some time alone. For the past few months Lucas had become my safe haven, whenever I was having an off day I’d call him up or ask him to come over but I couldn’t do that this time. I had to find a new safe haven.

I know if I go home, my parents will pressure me into moving back in with them which is the last thing I want to do. I still wasn’t comfortable enough to turn to Maya and I knew Zay would be there with her, so he was out of the picture too. Josh was busy crashing on mom and dad’s couch and Uncle Eric lived too far away to visit; but there was one person left.

I snuck back into my apartment when I knew Farkle and Izzy would be sleeping, grabbed a bag with spare clothes, my toiletries, purposely left my phone, grabbed my wallet and headed off into the night.

The three hour car journey from Brooklyn to Boston wasn’t as bad as I anticipated. Driving offered a clear mind which was exactly what I needed. Once I arrive, I do my best to find my destination based on memory. Eventually I see it.

The Museum of Fine Arts.

I quickly check my appearance in the car mirror, making sure I actually still look human and nervously shuffle out the car.

The museum is different from what I remembered. I used to come up here in middle school to visit my aunt and in my mind it was a lot bigger. But still just as intimidating.

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I haven’t figured out precisely how (or, more accurately, where) I’m going to do my “I can totally do 1,000 recs over the course of the next year!” project, but I am definitely planning on using it to motivate me into sitting down with all that amazing fic that’s piling up on my reader. And, hell, this list alone is full of FEELS AND PORN which are my favorite things and I want to force myself to find time for them on a regular basis again!

THOR/LOKI RECS:
untitled by karuvapatta [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki,NSFW, pre-movies, 2.1k
    Ah, yes. I believe “awkward blow job in a cave” is all the title, summary and warning you need. Thorki, 2,2k, NSFW.
With Brother Like This, Enemies Are Redundant by karuvapatta [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, mildly nsfw, 1.8k
    Anonymous asked: I wish you would write a fic where…loki could be a little shit (like he is!!) , but wont let anybody but him, treat his brother like he does. also he has a weakness for thor and angry sex :D
Heat by fatcatwrites, thor/loki, NSFW, werewolf!thor + werewolf!loki, 1.6k
    A fic of in heat werewolves Thor and Loki meeting for the first time.
flow by lokisbubblebutt, thor/loki, NSFW, watersports, mild embarassment, 2.3k
    Loki shifts, trying to wake himself up enough to make sense of his surroundings, and feels his bladder twinge uncomfortably in protest. So that’s what woke him.

THOR & LOKI RECS:
Hold Me Close (But Not *That* Close, What Is Wrong With You) by karuvapatta [ mobile ver. ], thor & loki, pre-movies, ~1k
    They are boys, still. Loki tells himself that, when he lies trembling in his large bed with the covers pulled tight over his head.
untitled by pro-antagonist [ mobile ver. ], loki & sif, suicide ideation, 1.8k
    Loki and Sif (Gen). Loki struggles with suicidal thoughts.
Appetite and Need by Mythtaken Identity (Shadowland), agent!loki & verity willis, 1.4k
    Tricksters are all appetite and unrelenting need.
The Lullaby Singer by TheOtherOdinson, odin & loki & other asgardians, divergent timeline, 27.4k wip
    Odin hasn’t left Asgard in over a thousand years. When he finds out Loki is still alive and preparing to launch an attack on Midgard, he could send Thor to stop him. Or Odin could go himself.
Now and Forever by TheOtherOdinson, thor & loki, pre-movies, 1.7k
    After a night of heavy drinking, Thor is feeling chatty. Loki would like for them to make it home without falling on their faces.
Bait and Switch by Mikkeneko, thor & loki, pre-movies, nsfw for violence/torture, 10.9k
    When political enemies of Asgard capture Thor, they think they can use Loki as leverage against Thor. This doesn’t turn out well. For anyone.
In Sickness And In Health by karuvapatta [ mobile ver. ], thor & loki, sick!loki, 1.4k
    Loki gets the flu.
Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men by ariadne_bee, 616!thor & agent!loki & verity willis, 5.9k
    Thor needs a place to stay, and Loki has a couch. Also featuring Chinese food, boys playing Xbox, Christmas decorations in New York, snow flurries, family, friendship, flirting, and people swearing they’re not flirting.
Of Ends and Beginnings by Rynfinity, thor & loki, 1.6k
    The sun beats down, and the streets are alive with people. There is indeed the smallest hint of the Realm Eternal here, in the bright skies and sweeping vantage point. What Thor cannot help but notice almost immediately, though, is how very much the place reminds him of mother.

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Manhattan - Sara Bareilles: Moving on and holding on

We all have that one song or that one movie or that one book that can pour puddles out of our eyes at any given moment. We are touched so deeply; we fear that even our genetic make-up has been shifted; as if our hearts are plate tectonics that have been repositioned somewhere between the verses and the bridge; the beginning and the end. “Manhattan” does this for me. And i’m eternally grateful. 

Please take a few moments to watch the video above. Pay attention to her phrasing and the way her words jump from her lips - in polyphony with the effortless piano.

Every time I listen to this song and watch this performance in particular, my emotions soar with Sara’s vocals. Here, the piano is a palette from which my most painful, yet beautiful, memories are brought to life, calling each one by name. Manhattan. I usually don’t open up my heart this wide, especially on the internet for thousands and thousands to read, but this is simply the beauty of music. I want to share with you a deep and extremely personal song to me, written by Sara, but i swear…. it was written for me, too… 

I consider it to be one of her overlooked songs. 

“You can have Manhattan

I know it’s for the best

I’ll gather up the avenues

and leave them on your doorstep

And I’ll tip-toe away

so you won’t have to say

you heard me leave”

Written from the perspective of an ex-lover who is devastated by Sara’s decision to leave her comfortable Californian abode [“you can have Manhattan / I’ll settle for the beach / with sunsets facing westward / with sand beneath my feet… “] for Manhattan - a move portent of bigger and better things to come for the singer – it seems both subject and writer have come to terms with what is at stake. No hard feelings, no resentment, no i-hate-yous-and-i-never-want-to-see-your-fucking-face-agains. Just plain, complete, sadness and acceptance. The two have reached the bargaining stage of the grieving process.

To say the move was difficult for Sara is to put it lightly. Imagine taking a step back and looking at your life, unequivocally knowing you are not content but rather stagnant, therefore choosing to end a long-term relationship, amicably ending the professional relationship with your band of ten years, and then moving across the country for a fresh start. All in one year. It is the ultimate story of soul-searching and self-discovery. One that assumes a lot of responsibility and pain. And, at the core, self-love.

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sara unapologetically admits to “Last year (2012) [being] rough for me personally. I went through a big breakup, and separate[ed] from my band of 10 years. It was really tumultuous emotionally.” Luckily, she found solace in the words of poet Martha Graham who would eventually inspire the singer to name her most-recent, Grammy-nominated album “The Blessed Unrest” after Graham’s poem of the same name. The back of the lyric booklet reads, “A blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.

Certainly, “Manhattan” is an important and self-evident song for the singer, one that I am so grateful to her for having written and shared and sung. On the album recording of the track, Bareilles was supposed to continue singing towards the very end, but began to weep instead, while her fingers continued to dance over the cold ivory keys.

“Manhattan” finds its way into the narrative of my life in early 2014. I’d had the album for about a few months at this point, but the magic of music really starts to soak in your bones when you have someone in your life, who loves an artist just as much as you do.

In 2010, he took a trip to New York and shared with me, every glistening moment of pure joy and excitement. “New York is the love of my life,” he would repeat to me, “You really feel like you belong there, you know?” Flash-forward a few years later and our mutual favorite singer has released a song titled Manhattan and we lose our minds at the beautiful synchronicity of that. I’ve taught myself the song on piano at this point, and he can’t wait to hear the end result. I never get to actually play him the song, though, because he lived in the warm atmospheres of Brazil and, I, in the cold hustle-and-bustle lifestyle of Canada.

But, together, we continued to nurture a friendship larger than distance, an appreciation for each other larger than the odds stacked up against us. We spent time when we could, discussing life and politics, religion and philosophy, music and the future. New York and Sara; amazed at how similar we both are to one another, even with the friendship reaching a mature age.

And then the skies opened late one night in March of 2014 and replaced his heartbeat with nothing but a stillness so loud I heard the reverb ringing in my ears two weeks later, when I find a message from his sister awaiting my reply, breaking the news to me.

I scoured my laptop for the pictures of him in New York, truly his happiest times. I scoured and wept when I couldn’t find them, I thought I’d lost the most precious pictures and the photographic memories of him showing off his beautiful, teethy smile in Manhattan, so his sister and I would trade pictures of him like little kids trading baseball cards. I would send her little voice memos of him singing for me. She would send me pictures. I would send her pictures. Back and forth, back and forth, rocking me like a baby.

This is when I ran to “Manhattan.” When I listen to the song, it feels like she’s singing from his perspective where he tells me I can have Manhattan, I can have everything he experienced in New York. Everything he told me about. The happiness. The pure joy. And the memories. My heart reaches its breaking point even though Sara sings with the gentlest soprano, 

“and I’ll tip-toe away

so you won’t have to say

you heard me leave…

and I’ll bow out of place

to save you some space

for somebody new…

You can have Manhattan

cause I can’t have you…“

When I listen to the song, I can imagine it’s what he’d want me to hear. I hold this song so close to my heart because it was one of the first songs that grabbed me by the hand in the deepest depths of my grief, and has never let me go.

In Brazil, it isn’t unusual to spend Christmas on the beach, this sounds strange, but winter for them doesn’t happen near the end of the year; it begins in the middle from June to September so, by the time Christmas comes, it’s summer!

In the last bit of the song, just before the outro, Sara makes a direct reference to the sticky-hot temperatures of California, her former home, but since it’s in the perspective of a former lover, it is sung in second-person: “You can have Manhattan, I’ll settle for the beach… sunsets facing westward, with sand beneath my feet… “ For me, this is also reminiscent of the times my friend would spend his Christmases on the beach in Brazil. So, it really does feel like he’s singing to me, in a way.

It’s weird. I find comfort yet absolute pain each time I listen to this song, but it will forever be precious to me. Just like him. Just like Sara.

Just like Manhattan 

The second, gorgeous guy of KbtBB is finally out! Aaaah, I couldn’t help my curiosity so I bought him as soon as I could and, while my mind is still fresh, I wanna tell you guys about it! (Please do note that it is three in the morning while I write this, so please forgive a few muddled thoughts. _(´д`」∠)_) This is a review for Soryu Oh’s Main Route and Epilogue! Please enjoy and thank you for reading!

RATING:

GUY: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

MC: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
PLOT: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
FEELS: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

DID THIS ROUTE SELL THE GAME?

I was pretty avid at expressing my emotions in my first review for this game. Eisuke pissed me to extreme points because he was so damn cruel and by the end I didn’t grasp how the MC could find it in her saint heart to love him since it didn’t even seem like he loved her. (One day I shall play the sequel that will prove me wrong or so I have heard! (ノ)`ω’(ヾ))

I still believed this game would wow me though. I had been interested in Soryu since he plays a big part on Eisuke’s plot and he was so cool and collected. I wanted to see him break into a romance puddle. But, with this game, it isn’t that easy. After playing one route you come to understand that these characters are more than their seeming trope and because Soryu was a quiet, scary guy, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Was I really wow’ed by this route? Well…

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title: the nice thing about posting things on tumblr is that i don’t have to come up with a title so there

pairing: nick/niall

word count: 2k

warnings: very, very brief sexual content

notes: i wanted to write a ficlet. poppunk1d suggested i do a canon nick/niall story. that’s what this is. 


It’s not that Nick forgets about Niall, per se; it’s just that the others demand his attention more often. Harry is Harry, always flitting in and out of Nick’s life and, therefore, his thoughts. Louis is hard to forget, even when he’s not calling Nick out on twitter. Zayn has the face of a god and Nick has admittedly salivated over him a time or two. And then there’s Liam, whose body has become something of a work of art as he’s matured into proper adulthood.

But Niall sort of slips through the cracks. He’s not less attractive or less talented than the others. Nick just doesn’t think about him as much.

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Sci Recommends Comics, pt 1

Okay, you opinionated blogger, you, you don’t agree with the recommendations of panelists for where a new comics reader should start.  That’s fine, but put your money where your mouth is!  Where do you think a new comics reader should start?

Fair question!

First, a few provisos to this.

A. Older comics are filled with a pervasive and institutionalized racism and sexism.  I repeat: OLDER COMICS ARE FILLED WITH RACISM AND SEXISM.  This can be difficult to take.  It can be depressing and frustrating and it can make you want to put your fist through the nearest wall.  Be prepared for it, and walk away from a story or storyline if it begins to hurt you.  Remember that these comics were a product of their times, and while there were a lot of women in editing, inking, coloring, ect, almost none of the creative teams (stories, writing, art) had any women or POC in positions of control.  This shows.  It is okay to like problematic things, and it is okay to be angry with something that is problematic.  "It is a product of its times" is an explanation.  Not an excuse.  Not ever an excuse.  Call problematic stuff on being problematic.

B. Not every title/every character/every writer/every artist will gel with every reader.  Comics are very varied, and very personal to the reader.  It doesn’t matter if everyone in the world says that “Watchmen” is the best COMMICKING BOOK EVR.  If you read it and go, ‘wow, that was utter tripe,’ then good on you.  Try something else.  

That being said, I’m going to try to do a couple of these, with recs for a couple of different categories.  First up, because I think it’s what most people are looking for: Modern Marvel Superhero comics!

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Let me tell you what I know about friendship.

Friendship is flying across the country just to hang out with someone.

Friendship is telling someone you haven’t spoken to in seven years you miss the sound of their voice, and immediately getting a phone call.

Friendship is spending an hour on the phone with someone who’s just gotten bad news with the sole aim of making them laugh.

Friendship is surprising someone with un-commissioned artwork of something that means everything to them.

Friendship is gifting someone with a story because they’ve had a bad day.

Friendship is helping someone you’ve never met try and get to Dallas in an ice storm.

Friendship is laughing at someone who falls off in a cactus, then helping them catch their horse.

Friendship is calling someone who is stuck in traffic just to brighten their day.

Friendship is knowing when/where/what kind of pizza to order without having to actually speak words.

Friendship is someone reviving your sorry ass for two solid years in multiplayer.

Friendship is huddling together and heaping love on a character most of the fandom doesn’t like.

Friendship is buying a plane ticket just to go see a movie.

Friendship is telling someone you hardly know you’re thinking about them when they’re going through something shitty.

Friendship is tagging someone in a post because the contents made you think of them.

Friendship is recording a television show you’ve been dying for all week and waiting until someone gets back from class to watch it with you.

Friendship is being really confused why people keep telling you you’re being really nice about helping a sick friend, because it never occurred to you not to.

Friendship is being married to someone for almost 8 years and still loving everything about them.

Friendship is a million big things, and trillions of little things.

Friendship is everything. Friendship is you. 

I’m really blessed.

anonymous asked:

can you write a fic where Kira sees how much Lydia and Stiles like each other and tries to set them up? (and Scott gets in on it too)

Sure! :) 

Just an FYI, there is some Scira in this. My first pick for Scott is without a doubt Allison, but I actually really enjoy the dynamic between Scott and Kira. She’s adorable. 

I also made her a fangirl in this because let’s be honest, Kira is totally one of us. 

Let’s get on to the Stydia shipping…

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myminyoongi  asked:

My God, you're amazing. Can you make a prompt in which the different personalities of Suga (lazy and complaining) and J-Hope(a ray of sunshine and energy ball) are outlined but their love is outlined too? I love yoonseok stories

Yoongi and Hoseok fight a lot.

They disagree on where they should go for dates, with Yoongi claiming that they should just watch some movies on Netflix at home and Hoseok insisting that there’s a world out there that needs to be explored.

“You can explore the world through the What to Watch list on Netflix,” Yoongi reasons as if that’s the most obvious thing in the world.

“But you can’t actually be a part of the world if you’re sitting back and doing nothing,” Hoseok replies.

“Watching a movie is something,” Yoongi states. “Hell, sitting on the couch and scrolling through the web page is something.”

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Formatting a bit iffy because I’m posting this on mobile. Based on this post, written because being around all the lovely Reigisa senpais on twitter is giving me too much feels and this is the only way I can deal with them.

Title: Res perit domino

Characters/Pairings: Rei Ryugazaki/Nagisa Hazuki, shamelessly implied Makoto Tachibana/Haruka Nanase

AO3 link: here

Notes: I did tell you I was busy studying. Seemingly unrelated title means “the thing perishes with its owner”. That is, if sonething bad happens to a ‘thing’, the object of a contract, the responsibility falls on whoever has been the rightful owner by then. …those aare probably not the most correct words, but cut me some slack, okay, I started writing this 5am my time.

Here come the words. Hope you’d like 'em at least…

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It’s silly, I know, but I can’t stop thinking about it.

Let me elucidate - what I am referring to, of course, is the single most irrational thing I have ever done in my entire life. It was the time when I had thought it sane and normal for me, a honest-to-goodness novice, to go out swimming in the ocean alone at night.

Now, I am aware that one must first acknowledge their mistakes in order to learn from them, but - but I’m very certain I’ve acknowledged this one a long time before, so why am I still thinking so hard about it?

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