a new metaphor

Little fanfic things that make me smile:

  • When there’s a set of specific and intricate detail work and you just know the author is either drawing from life experience and knowledge, or that they spent a long time researching to get it just right.
  • A reframing of a well known metaphor or simile that makes you think of it in a new way. 
  • An original metaphor or simile that you pause and admire for a while because it’s such a sweet turn of phrase.
  • Dialogue that you can hear perfectly because the phrasing is so on point. 
  • The obvious love and care the author has for the character dynamics, plot and/or setting that shines through in every word, sentence and paragraph.



anyone else wonder why Viktor seems to be naked in bed and still have Yuuri’s glasses w him??? seems pretty gay and suspicious to me

What is this river but the one
Which drags the things we love,
Processions of debris like floating lamps,
Towards the radiance in which they go out?
—  Galway Kinnell, from section 4 of “The River That Is East,” The Avenue Bearing the Initial of Christ into the New World: Poems 1946-64 (Houghton Mifflin, 1974)

i know he feels like a safety net
always there to catch you
but darling, safety nets do not 
have huge holes in the middle
safety nets cannot be always burning
safety nets should not tear
apart at the smallest of pokes
safety nets do not give 
you an illusion of safety
safety nets cannot be safety blankets
they cannot come with a tag saying
safety not guaranteed 
they need to catch you when you fall
they need to keep you safe

This year on Tumblr:
  • Flappy Bird
  • Oscar Selfie
  • Frozen
  • Denny’s tumblr
  • Tumblr virus
  • Girl gets hit with shovel
  • Kim K: Hollywood
  • I’m in me mum’s car
  • Dashcon’s ball pit
  • None of My Business Kermit
  • Orange Is The New Black
  • Parks and Rec
  • Kid on crack
  • It’s a metaphor
  • I came out to have a good time and I’m honestly feeling so attacked right now
  • Skeleton War
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Robin Williams
  • Ferguson Protests
  • #blacklivesmatter
  • Steal the look
  • Taylor Swift’s new album
  • I crave that mineral
  • The last meme of 2014

anonymous asked:

Waiiiit so if your not a Top or Bottom but a reversible...... Does that mean that sometimes home run girl Tops you ^_−☆ (Same anon from the top and bottom question)


…But she totally will though}

A random thought just crossed my mind. Remember in season 4 when they first found the Winchester gospels and everyone was freaking out about Sam having sex with Lilith? And the reason for the sex turned out to be that Sam made a deal with her but as a powerful demon that meant sealing the deal needed more than a kiss?? Remember??

Yet now they are constantly making deals with the KING of hell (who surely gets the status of ‘most powerful demon’).

Therefore, taking Deans illusive shorts as a starting point (he NEVER wears shorts after all) and going by the shows own canon, we can conclude that you must ALWAYS have sex with a powerful demon in order to seal the deal.

This means Dean has been banging Crowley since season 8. (And therefore so was Cas in season 6).

100% evidence right there. The shows own CANON says so. So there.

Drowley and um…Crowstiel? BOTH CONFIRMED.

sorry guys I don’t make the rules.


Pursuing happiness, and I did, and I still do, is not at all the same as being happy - which I think is fleeting, dependant on circumstances, and a bit bovine. […] The pursuit of happiness is more elusive; it is lifelong, and it is not goal-centred. What are you pursuing is meaning - a meaningful life. There’s the hap - the fate, the draw that is yours, and it isn’t fixed, but changing the course of the stream, or dealing new cards, whatever metaphor you want to use - that’s going to take a lot of energy. There are times when it will go so wrong that you will barely be alive, and times when you realise that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else’s terms. The pursuit isn’t all or nothing - it’s all AND nothing. Like all Quest Stories.
—  Jeannette WintersonWhy Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
The ENTJ (TeNiSeFi)

Extroverted Thinking (Te):

  • Compelled to accumulate and contribute useful, productive, and relevant information
  • May accumulate factual knowledge in matters useful to their chosen field, area of interest, or they suspect may be useful in the future
  • Believes they must know and make sense of how the external environment works to function at an optimal level and maintain control over their experience
  • Constantly searching for and involving themselves in practical projects and other avenues where their knowledge is useful
  • Typically comfortable asserting their knowledge or correcting factual inaccuracies of others
  • Good at offering logical advice or information that can be applied to the external world to produce positive or productive results
  • Often highly pragmatic, diligent, and proactive
  • Often uncomfortable and restless if unable to pursue their goals and productive ventures
  • Inclined toward highly active schedules and lifestyles
  • May tend to find themselves “busy” most of the time (prone to workaholic tendencies)
  • Easily able to arrange, define, or organize the external environment in order to maximize their own or others’ potential
  • Often concerned with matters of efficiency and productivity; able to offer suggestions on improving the environment, under these principles
  • May not actively seek leadership roles, but won’t shun them; prone to stepping in if they feel others are unqualified or that nonintervention would lead to negative outcomes or inefficiency
  • Has a direct, formal style of communication and interaction, tends to speak quickly and to the point
  • Values clear and unambiguous communication; expects the same from others; does not suffer fools lightly, and believes in sharing factually correct information
  • Tends toward strong opinions about others’ ideas
  • May be critical of widely accepted viewpoints, seeing them as grounded in popular mythology rather than fact

Introverted Intuition (Ni):

  • Future-oriented in their thinking
  • Inclined to consider the consequences, implications, and long-term strategies of their actions
  • They pay less attention to the immediate details of carrying out their ideas than the future implications or impact of their idea
  • Often better at big picture thinking than detail-oriented thinking
  • Inclined, due to this, to take the job of consultant or innovator, preferring to leave the details and implementation to others
  • Commonly possess an entrepreneurial spirit and seeks to advance their own vision of a paradigmatic innovation or improvement
  • Feels an internal need to maintain sovereignty over their affairs and schedules
  • Become impatient if outside circumstances limit or hinder their productivity
  • May feel stifled unless they have a degree of flexibility in which to change their plans as situations change
  • Most comfortable when vigorously occupied with many things to do
  • Prone to intense mental activity, which can sometimes manifest in reflective, philosophical or detachedly contemplative behavior
  • Prone to constant reevaluation over practical matters before them
  • Can direct their mental energy toward developing new analogies or metaphors for conceptualizing their understanding, juxtaposing concepts and thinking about the same material in different ways

Extroverted Sensing (Se):

  • Can sometimes get mired in the little details of their work
  • Can be avoidant, neglectful, indecisive or scatterbrained in daily affairs
  • May have trouble motivating themselves through force of will to take care of menial details and decisions
  • May lack the willpower and tenacity to resolutely pursue their goals, and appreciate others who push, encourage, or support them toward these ends
  • Appreciates those who break them out of inactivity
  • Desires a sense of control over their environment; resistant to external control or “interference”
  • Prone toward a desire to “appreciate the finer things in life”
  • May over-indulge in the pleasures life has to offer (sex, food, expensive clothing, fashionable or fast-paced lifestyles)
  • Prone toward occasional impulses and sensory-driven pursuits, sometimes at the cost of a higher purpose or ideal 

Introverted Feeling (Fi):

  • Often poor at gauging others opinions of them or reactions to them
  • May struggle to discern the state of their personal relationships
  • Can underestimate others’ emotions and fail to meet their emotional needs
  • Prone to dismissing emotional decisions as irrational
  • Not naturally in tune with their own internal emotional state
  • May be fixated or perpetually in doubt of the emotional perceptions and hidden motivations of those around them
  • May have difficulty making character judgments or assessing what behavior or intentions they should expect from others
  • Requires sustained and clear discussions of feelings in order to feel secure about their relationships
  • Takes their own feelings seriously
  • Often highly principled
  • May place a great deal of emphasis on personal integrity
  • Drawn toward relationships where personal and private experiences can be shared free of judgment in an atmosphere of mutual trust
  • Comfortable in a relationship where shared sentiments and ethical beliefs make external expressions of emotions unnecessary
  • Often proactive in engaging others but rarely confident of their ability to correctly evaluate emotional intimacy
  • Best complimented by others who establish and reinforce a sense of intimacy
  • May be shy at establishing close friendships
  • Believes actions speak louder than words, and will go to great length to fulfill others’ needs when interacting with those with whom they share kinship and respect
  • May consult others for guidance in actions to ensure they’re following a clear set of ethical principles

 Drawn from MBTI / Socionics descriptions. Compiled by Charity.

No one knows anything about the would-be reboot. If Keanu Reeves was in it, would it even be a remake or a sequel? Are they making Star Wars-like prequels? Remember that the Matrix trilogy was supposed to take place during just one iteration of the Matrix. Neo was never “The One” – he was just “That One.” This could be a story before Neo, or maybe long after, or maybe it’s the same thing told again, because remakes work. Not only do they make money, but they can also be good. Go watch Cronenberg’s The Fly. Or The Thing. The Departed. Scarface. True Grit. Cape Fear. Dracula. A Fistful Of Dollars. There’s a super long list of remakes that didn’t turn into soul-crushing Ninja Turtle franchises.

There are plenty of reasons to remake The Matrix based solely on the potential of the first film. It was super good. The sequels were super colon-twisters. So it wouldn’t hurt to go back to that universe and maybe try not sucking. Also, The Matrix has not aged well. The effects are great and the story is great, but there are a couple of hiccups in the ol’ presentation that could use some window dressing. First of all, that red pill issue. The Red Pill has been co-opted by the men’s rights movement as a representation of finally seeing the gynocracy of terrible feminism oppressing dudes who never skip leg day and just want to squeeze boobs without the hassle of acknowledging the personality attached, dammit! Or some shit, I don’t care. Point is, it has a whole lot of baggage these days. So a new Matrix would need to give us a cool new metaphor that distances itself from that. I suggest using kitties and puppies. Choose the kitty and return to your virtual world. Choose the puppy and live.

Actually, A Reboot Of ‘The Matrix’ Is A Pretty Great Idea

One of the things I love so much about Hannibal is that I’m always seeing something new or discovering a new thread that excites my imagination and creativity and reshapes how I view the story.

Even with as many times as I’ve written about or thought about the Hannibal/Will dynamic and story, I continually am struck by new complications and ideas. Their dynamic is so complicated, changing, and layered that it’s so hard to pin down. It makes for so many ways to explore their beautiful, destructive relationship.

I’m continually rewatching, reading meta, reading fic, viewing art, etc that opens up a new avenue of metaphor, characterization, and fascination. There’s so much depth and complexity to this show it’s incredible!

anonymous asked:

I ship Lapidot hardcore, but I can't tell if the crew is trying to tell a story of two best friends living together or two beings who started off hating each other then end up falling in love

That’s totally understandable.  The line between “best friends” and “lovers” can be an incredibly thin one - especially if you consider that a lot of people in life consider their romantic partner to also be their best friend.

However, I’m very heavily leaning towards “lovers”, in the case of Lapis and Peridot.

I’ve written about this subject at length, of course; but there really are some key points to consider if you’re trying to figure out whether or not their relationship is platonic, which I’m going to try and lay out here.

First of all, people make a big deal about how certain characters look at each other.  Peridot and Lapis do smile/grin at other characters an awful lot (it’s perfectly normal to do this to your friends, of course), but there’s something more in the way that they look at each other that truly sets their interactions apart…

Originally posted by geekylaugifs

Peridot’s not just smiling here - she’s positively beaming in a way that she’s never, ever done whilst looking at any other character before.  The way she draws her hands in to her chest while giggling is very typical of how cartoon characters tend to look at their crush/love interest.  And those eyes

Lapis blushes at her and has to look away.  Is this because she’s thinking “oh no she’s really freaking cute”?  Because it sure looks that way to me.  I’m struggling to think of any other reason why she would have to look away like that.

The change of lighting in this scene - with the sun finally coming out in-time with Peridot’s huge smile - makes the whole thing seem rather poetic.  Lapis has spent the entire episode, up until a couple of minutes before this fateful scene, behaving in quite a mean way towards Peridot.  Her resentment was plain for all to see… and yet, she had a change of heart and saved Peridot from the Roaming Eye, specifically stopping to ask her if she was okay afterwards.  And then when Peridot smiles at her and the lighting changes, this could easily be interpreted as being symbolic of Lapis looking at Peridot in a new light.

This isn’t the only time that they give one another loving looks, either.

Originally posted by giffing-lapis

The three characters in this GIF are all watching Peridot.  Look at Lapis here, and compare her facial expression to the other two.  She’s smirking in a way that almost looks suggestive, especially when coupled with those half-lidded eyes…

…and this is something that Lapis tends to do quite a lot - but only when looking at Peridot.


…Peridot also looks at Lapis, and only Lapis, in a tender way on more than one occasion (particularly note her hands in the second picture - again, it’s the archetypal “cartoon character looking at their love interest” pose).

Originally posted by doafhat

It’s worth noting that the pair of them haven’t had a single negative interaction, of any description whatsoever, since the closing scene of Barn Mates.  After that episode, they are then shown in Beta to be sharing basically everything - not just a home, but their interests as well.  Best friends can be close, of course; but Peridot and Lapis appear to share a bond that goes above and beyond something that’s simply platonic. 

Indeed, their interactions in Beta are often compared to those of married couples, and it’s very easy to see why.  They’ve become incredibly close in a short space of time, and are very much settled in their new home together.  Niether of them has ever appeared as happy and relaxed as they are around each other.

Originally posted by estufar

They’re also in absolutely perfect harmony with each other.  In the GIF above, for example, Peridot doesn’t even need to look at Lapis to know that she’s going to get a high-five, she just knows.  It’s also interesting how her facial expression perfectly mirrors Lapis’ as they’re high-fiving (again, without Peridot even looking at Lapis), further empasising how in-sync they both are.

Originally posted by entediadoateamorte

If Barn Mates had them move in together, Beta had them behave like a married couple - then Gem Harvest had them taking the next step, getting a “child”.

Peridot and Lapis embark on a mutual desire to create a new life together (arguably metaphorical of a couple who have a mutual desire to raise a child together) - resulting in “Veggie Head”, the pumpkin.They both treat it like an actual child in many ways, rather than a pet - with Peridot even trying to teach it to speak! 

Steven also says about Veggie - “it’s nice to have a new addition to the family”, meaning that that even he considers Lapis and Peridot to be an actual family unit, rather than simply being close friends.

These reasons (and many more) are why I believe Lapis and Peridot are, in fact, being written as a romantic couple.