I warned you this would happen

I might make a part 2 later, going over the world/setting of Tales of the Abyss and some particularly cool little details that make playing the game so fun (skits, costume titles, etc.)

Tales of the Abyss is available for the PS2 (should you happen to own one, you could probably get a used copy relatively cheap) and has also been ported to the 3DS/2DS. (In Australia and the EU, it is only available on the 3DS/2DS)

AdventuresOfComicBookGirl's Takedown of the Nostalgia Critic's Sailor Moon Review

A handy dandy masterpost for easy access.  Use it to educate those who don’t appreciate Sailor Moon.

How Dare Usagi Not Be Perfect?

Missing the Point of Friendship

The Opening

The Epic Mystery of Sailor V’s Identity

Sailor Moon Discusses Sexuality

Down with Sexual Discrimination

The Magic of Character Development


I Summarize an Episode

Sailor Jupiter Appreciation Edition (plus some Tuxedo Mask)

All of the Backpedaling

Hey you.

You are wonderful. You are lovely. You are strong. 

Don’t let anyone put you down. Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You deserve to be heard and respected. You have fantastic things to say. You inspire and surprise me at just how brave you are. 

No one is perfect, we’ve all made mistakes. Don’t let anyone act like they define you. We need a voice like yours in this fandom, giving ladies the love they deserve. Just wanted to let you know that. 

If someone can make a whole blog just to snipe at you and harass you. I can make one to show you some love. Keep doing what makes you happy and don’t let anyone ruin it for you. 

Love, one of your quiet followers. 

disappointinglylethargic-deacti  asked:

Hey B-Dubs! Havr you considered writing fics for an AU where Winry was the alchemist and Ed and Al were her automail engineers? I wonder how different FMA:B would've been if the roles were reversed this way

Wow that is a good question, I don’t really know how to answer so I’m going to turn this question towards the leader of the Winry/Edwin fan/appreciation club.

Caitlin (idk if I can call you that), what do you think?

To be honest I would find it hard for Winry to take Ed and Al’s place in the story with her personality because as much of a little shit Ed is, his personality is kind of necessary for the story’s overall theme.

Omg does she really think I’m an “fma 2003 person”?????

Honeybuns, I prefer FMAB over FMA1 for a variety of reasons (although when I say that I do mean I prefer the manga over 03). It’s just because of fans like you and Turdle that I don’t spam it everywhere. I don’t want to be associated with people who ignore - even praise - blatantly fucked up shit in that canon just to fuel a hateboner.

You’re both in college. Grow up.

FMA1 has Rose being raped offscreen, and that baby being used as a plot device. Okay, perfectly reasonable reason to turn you off. I mean that. If that turns you off of the series, that’s fine. FMA1 has Riza and other important Mangahood ladies in less important roles (even though it does give arcs to other characters, like Sheska and Lust). Reasonable reason not to prefer it. Your OTP didn’t happen. Okay, again, perfectly good reason not to like it. Honestly.

No one has an issue with you liking female characters and no one has an issue with you disliking FMA1 bc your ship isn’t canon. I mean that: no one who is criticising you here cares that you like female characters or are bummed that your OTP isn’t canon. no one.

Our issue comes when you utterly vilify FMA1 for shit you excuse in FMAB.

Or was Rebecca getting her ass slapped by her CO without her consent not sexual harassment bc it’s FMAB? Was Garfiel anything BUT an offensive stereotype? Was Riza’s only motivation and interest being Roy somehow not totally fucked up (and no, fictional characters do not have agency)? And you are fucking kidding me if you think FMAB’s handling of race wasn’t disgusting.

But our biggest issue, however, (and the one being discussed here) is when you throw male characters who are mentally ill under the bus in favour of neurotypical middle class white female characters and have the nerve to call yourself intersectional.

Get over yourself.

ladyloveandjustice  asked:

3 and unpopular opinion bout fma

3. Any fandoms that don’t appeal to you? Homestuck is the first one that comes to mind. I really enjoyed Problem Sleuth for being a fun send-up of complicated adventure games, so I was kinda into the idea of Homestuck for a while, but it lost me fairly early on.

8. Unpopular opinion about [FMA]? I like Royai and all, but out of the four big canon/heavily implied pairings, it’s the one I’m least interested in.

promised i would post research snippets and I am.

Patients with PTSD (right) had significantly fewer serotonin 1B receptors (yellow & red areas) in their brain stress circuits than healthy controls (left). PET scan images show destinations of a radioactive tracer that binds to serotonin 1B receptors. Front of brain is at bottom.
Source: Alexander Neumeister, M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine

I needed slides to show the brain differences between those who are suffering from PTSD and those who are not, and it led me to a lovely image hosted on with sources.

so, uh, as you can see, PTSD manifests with clear brain differences from a healthy brain.

serotonin is a monoamine neurotransmitter that is believed to contribute to thoughts of well-being and happiness. serotonin levels are also significantly lower in the brains of those who have depression than those who are mentally healthy.

even if you don’t know anything about psychology, you can see that the PTSD-affected brain is a lot more darker (thus, less active) than the healthy brain.

there are very glaringly obvious differences between these two scans (and differences that are nearly identical on other scans showing the brain differences of those with PTSD and those without), and it is obviously indicative of a severe mental illness - something that literally renders it extremely difficult to think positively.

but go on and tell me it’s all just “manpain” and people with PTSD and depression are just “whiny” (but only if they’re men, of course; women are given the treatment they deserve as long as they’re cis, white, and fictional – real people, men or women, don’t get this treatment from the fandom. they’re just mocked)

adventuresofcomicbookgirl replied to your post “But it isn’t ‘the Frozen Defense", because the Wolf Among Us is based on an established narrative and it’s part of the Fables continuity. The Fables are based on their original telling, it’s why the included Snow White’s sister Rose Red, who has been left out of modern tellings of Snow White and why several characters are not all that heroic.”

bill willingham is a piece of shit anyway, he told me to my face that he wanted to shoot the girls who complained about the brutal death of a female character and then denied he said it later. wanting to defend him is laughable.

I mean, not to derail or anything, what I’m saying is the dude is a noted ultra-conservative shitbag who doesn’t give a shit about any kind of representation and terrorizes ppl who criticize him. Making excuses for him is just playing into that.

Yea, I remember you talking about that once. He sounds completely awful ugh.

His comic Fables got a video game prequel done by TellTale Games called The Wolf Among Us, and me and my friend who had just played the first episode were talking about how its set in New York but the cast was all white.

Like I said before, TT isn’t at fault because they had to work with already established characters but it was kind of a downer compared to when TellTale was given creative liberty when doing The Waking Dead and the only things that came from the comics were the universe and two or three cameos. With TWDG we got POC protagonists and secondary characters (and the protagonist of season two is going to be a young girl of color!)  and the story was well thought out and you could tell they put a lot of love and hard work into it.

I’m confident that TWAU will be good, but knowing that TT has less creative liberty (since it’s a prequel so the storyline has to lead into the comic) and now also knowing THAT asshole was the creator I’m hesitant to see how it will all play out.