also does this lovely guy have a name

The Performative Wokeness of Dear White People

“I plan to marry me a dark-skinned sister. Have the ashiest, blackest babies possible.” Says the character of Reggie (Marques Richardson) to his group of friends as they’re taking a stroll on the campus of Winchester University, the fictional university set in the world of Dear White People. Reggie’s proclamation came during a conversation about the character of Sam’s (Logan Browning) new white boyfriend.

The statement echoes a conversation that Sam has earlier in the series with her group of friends where she says that she prefers her men like she prefers her coffee “full-bodied with preferably Keyan origins.” Prompting Muffy (Caitlin Carver) to ask Sam, in Muffy’s words, “a dumb white girl question,” why it would be racist if Muffy was to only date white men, but not racist for Sam to only date black men. Sam goes onto explain that there are parts of her identity that white men will never understand in the ways a black man could. However, Sam does eventually start dating a white guy named Gabe (John Patrick Amedori), who only after being outed on his Instagram account, does she go public with.

Sam’s relationship with a white man becomes a point of contention for many of her closest friends, sparking an ongoing discussion in the series of whether a black person can really be pro-black, while also having a white significant other.

Reggie’s politics, however, are never challenged in the same ways that Sam’s are. His declaration of love for dark-skinned women, is dead upon arrival considering that the only other thing that he is known for outside of his pro-blackness, is his crush on Sam. A light-skinned biracial woman.

Based on the 2014 movie of the same name, Dear White People is a satire set at a PWI about college campus politics through the lens of black students. The show also explores the theme of identity. How often people assume identities or have identities projected onto them that contradicts who they really are. Identities such as being“woke.”

Used to describe a person who is socially and politically conscious, the word “woke” has surged in popularity within recent years due to social media and the rise of social movements such as Black Lives Matter. But what once was a way to describe someone’s political awareness, being, or staying woke, has seemingly dissolved more into a competition of who is more educated on race and other social issues.

Performative wokeness is examined within the world of Dear White People, with episode five featuring a scene where Reggie shows off an app he created called Woke or Not. The app shows photos of students at Winchester University and with a push of a button app users can determine whether a person is woke. Or not.

Even though Dear White People pokes fun at the absurdity and arrogance that comes from people who think they have the moral authority to decide who is or isn’t woke, the show itself falls into many of the same traps that it attempts to satirize.

In an episode centered around Gabe, he’s sitting at a table surrounded by Sam and other black women while they discuss white male privilege and how women of color are often passed over for opportunities that usually end up being given to mediocre white men. While he’s silently listening on, Gabe imagines himself banging his fist against the table as he looks directly into the camera and exclaims that sometimes people actually earn the things they get and that just because he’s a white man doesn’t make him an “asshole.”

“Asshole,” of course, seems just a tad bit reductive considering that being an “asshole” in this scenario is about benefiting from a society that prioritizes average white men over hard working black women. While the narrator says that only “a tiny part” of Gabe wishes he could make such a statement, it’s still concerning that Gabe, who is supposedly enlightened on issues of racism and sexism, is secretly harboring resentment against women of color for venting their frustrations about the institutions that systematically hold them back from opportunities

Is it possible that Gabe is being used as a conduit to discuss liberal racism? After all, episode five deals with how even “good” white people can be guilty of the same racism that they like to think they’re above. But this wasn’t Gabe’s first time making racially tone deaf statements without being taken to task. In the first episode, Gabe tells Sam that he wouldn’t let his friends make her feel like she didn’t belong in his “world,” after Gabe’s first uncomfortable meeting with Sam’s friends where he made a series of half-hearted attempts at trying to relate to the struggles of black students.  

 However, the most egregious occurrence of Dear White People’s lack of self awareness about their own performative wokeness comes with their handling of discussions surrounding colorism.  

The most improved upon element from Dear White People the movie is the colorism. In the movie, the character of Coco (Teyonah Parris,) a dark-skinned black woman, existed solely as a foil to Tessa Thompson’s version of Sam, a light-skinned biracial woman. With the movie being turned into a series, we see Coco, now played by Antoinette Robertson, develop into a fleshed out, fully realized character. But even with the series upgrading on the movie’s shortcomings, even going as far as calling Sam out on her light-skin privilege, the series began developing flaws of their own in regards to its colorism.

Joelle (Ashley Blaine Featherson) outside of being Sam’s best friend, also has feelings for Reggie, the guy who has feelings for Sam. This scenario is reminiscent to a flashback scene in episode four in which Coco longingly looks on as Troy, (Brandon Bell) a guy she has feelings for, flirt with Sam. Even though in that particular situation, the scene was a part of an episode that explores Coco’s relationship to colorism and how it affects her love life, the same motivation doesn’t appear to be behind the love triangle of Sam, Joelle, and Reggie.

The fact that the only light-skinned biracial woman of the show is constantly shown as the object of affection, while the two principle dark-skinned women of the show are depicted as coveting over color struck black men who constantly overlook them for said light-skinned biracial woman is disheartening to watch.

What makes this even more disheartening, is the fact that Joelle was walking right beside Reggie, struggling to contain her smile, as he declared that he was going to “marry him a dark-skinned sister,” only later to hook up with Sam. But Joelle, nor does anyone else, call him out about how his preference doesn’t align with who we actually see him dating.

Has Dear White People found itself stuck in the same tiny confines of identity that it sought out to expose through its characters? Can the contradictions that arise within the show merely be chalked up to poor writing? Or does it prove that inconsistency will inevitably happen when trying to voice the concerns of multiple people with varying opinions? A light skin woman can not speak to the struggles of colorism that a dark skin woman faces. A white man can’t relate to the problems a black man has. And one show cannot voice the opinions of all within a community.

whatevsbla  asked:

If Shou breaks into the castle on a semi-regular basis, does he have any run-ins with guards? (also, shou's lackeys names are fukuda=healer dude, ootsuki=paper fan guy, higashio=awful food maker and im love your series. like wow. so much wow. iconic)

And if Shou literally never meets any guard ever, do they even know he exists? (or is he ritsu’s not-so-imaginary self-appointed friend lmao?)


Black and Gold

this au folows events of what happened on the claw arc so the only people who know of shou’s existence besides the rebels are ritsu, shigeo, reigen and teru. 

and actually there was this one time when he did run into a guard…

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Muchy’s Top Best Overwatch fics

I said I’d do it, so I’m doing it: Recs for the best Overwatch fics I’ve ever read, in no particular order of importance. 

[[In the Bones of Our Beast]]

Salazar101

Summary:

Junkrat slips into the Omnium and finds treasure, he doesn’t know what it is but other people seem to know, and they want it. Bad. Bad enough to hire famed enforcer Roadhog to drag him in, kicking and screaming.

Relationship/s: Junkrat/Roadhog

What I enjoyed about the fic: 

Amazingly written outback adventures with good relationship development with trash mouse and street pig, with an actual treasure that makes sense, as opposed to the mysterious but undefined treasure in canon and other fics. 

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[[Koraha]]

debascas

Summary:

The feeling started when they reached the edge of civilization.

Junkrat wasn’t familiar with the twisting sensation in his stomach, the constriction of his chest, and the tingling of his fingers when he held onto the belt of the man driving the motor bike. He knew it wasn’t fear, or anxiety, as he often did experience. It wasn’t the thrill and delight he feels when he blows something or someone up.

This kind of feeling was… Nice. Warm. Nauseating. All at the same time. It grew more sure as the bike accelerated and he held on tighter, the barren landscape blurring passed them, the dust and wind blowing through his singed hair, the roar of the engine ringing in his ears. He tried to brush it off. He tried to forget about it.

Business, it’s only business, he reminded himself. Nothing more. Never will be.

Oh, how he tried.

Relationship/s: Junkrat/Roadhog

What I enjoyed about the fic:

Another well-written Outback adventure story, just fantastically written, engaging, with good character development between our favorite trash folk. 

[STILL INCOMPLETE]

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[[Bad Sun]]

albion

Summary:

When Blackwatch agent Jesse McCree is sent to kill a mysterious assassin known only as DRAGONSTRIKE, there are a few things he expects to occur.

Falling in love isn’t one of them.

Relationships: Mccree and Reyes, Jesse Mccree/Hanzo Shimada

What I enjoyed about the fic: 

The comparison of Reyes to the chessboard black Queen, as opposed to King, with Jack as King and Mccree as Knight. The exciting encounters between Hanzo and Mccree are also appealing, but the chess scene stands out, as well as the relationship between Reyes and Mccree in Blackwatch days. 

[STILL INCOMPLETE]

[[Watching You Run Into the High Noon Sun]]

AsheRhyder

Summary:

Gabriel Reyes taught McCree everything he knows - not to shoot and kill, but how to survive by more than luck and aim.

McCree learns something else as Overwatch falls, fades, and then rises again: in this life, everyone leaves him behind.

He won’t watch it happen again.

Relationships: Mccree and Reyes, Jesse Mccree/Hanzo Shimada

What I enjoyed about the fic:

You will see a ton of AsheRhyder fic in here, just a heads up. They’re my favorite Overwatch fic writer of all time, and I will trust literally anything they come out with. And it began with this fic.

What I loved most about it was ridiculously, canonically competent Mccree. So many fics fail to think past the Cowboy and fail to maximize the potential of what it meant to be a Blackwatch, former gang member prime Black Ops agent, but this fic hit the mark with a Mccree that isn’t defined by his cowboy hat and boots, but not removed from the persona either. 

Also the relationship between Hanzo and Jesse here is very subdued compared to other fics, but beautifully done. For Mccree lovers who enjoy character studies, and anybody who loves good fic, this is the fic for you. Definitely in my top 5 best. 

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[[Blue Roses and Salted Caramel]]

AsheRhyder

Summary:

Hanzo hated Valentine’s Day and everything that went with it. This got exceptionally awkward for a man whose courier service saw business triple in the lead up to February 14th.

A series of ‘special deliveries’ between Mr. Jack Morrison and Mr. Gabriel Reyes drew his attention. Initially, it was because he wasn’t sure if it was the world’s most polite form of hate mail or the world’s most awkward flirting…

But then there was something about Mr. Reyes’ son, Jesse, that kept him coming back…

Relationship/s: Jack Morrison/Gabriel Reyes, Jesse Mccree/Hanzo Shimada

What I enjoyed about the fic:

Look, it’s Asherhyder again, haha. Though I should note that while I’d decided Asherhyder was my favorite writer in OW, I had no idea this was written by them until after I finished it (because I do not pay attention and didn’t notice the author name lmao)

I just could NOT STOP SMILING AND GIGGLING throughout this entire fic. It’s so fluff it’ll rot your teeth off, it made my pores clear, my crops flourish, I cried tears of healing as I read this fic. 

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[[Cast a Long, Dark Shadow]]

AsheRhyder

Summary:

Jack will never forgive himself for not noticing it the first time a prisoner dies while in the new Overwatch’s custody. He knows the signs better than anyone alive: Gabriel taught him how to see the invisible fingerprints Blackwatch left behind.

But someone is cutting off his access to the old Blackwatch records, and to manage that, there needs to be an active commander in the field…

Relationship/s: Jack Morrison/Gabriel Reyes

What I enjoyed about the fic:

Asherhyder again? Listen… you gotta read everything this person has written. Do it. Right now. 

This one may actually be my favorite of the lot, at least firmly in the Top 3. Short, but fantastic and poignant in less than 3000 words. Another amazing character study. Read it right now immediately, it won’t take you long. 

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[[His Master]]

Balenae

Summary:

Master Genji teaches his student Zenyatta at Shambali Temple in Nepal.

And yet…

And yet.

Relationship/s: Genji Shimada/Tekhartha Zenyatta

What I enjoyed about the fic:

Just LOOK AT THAT SUMMARY AND TELL ME YOU’RE NOT INTRIGUED. A role reversal fic–or is it? One of the more heartrending fics on this list, and absolutely beautiful. In that space between sad and happy-poignant. You won’t regret reading it.

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Update: additional fic as of 5/1/2017

[[The Desert Glacier]]

Seedcity

Summary:

Hanzo Shimada is a one-year veteran of Overwatch. Having been assigned to lead and defend the reinstitution of an abandoned Watchpoint: Grand Mesa, he leads his team against Talon, deals with the pressure of leadership, and longs for the company of his precious cowboy.
Also: ghosts.

Relationship/s: Hanzo Shimada/Jesse Mccree

What I enjoyed about the fic: 

Don’t be fooled by the “Also: ghosts” like it’s a side note, this is one of the best supernatural mystery works I’ve read, and it’s a fanfiction. The supernatural element may not be front and center, but it’s one of the most engaging parts of an engaging and well-written storyline, and the fic reads just like those published mystery novels you love with a twist uniquely Overwatch.

[Still incomplete, but near completion]

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Update: additional fic as of 5/18/2017

long is the road that leads me home

gnarled

Summary:

You can meet the strangest people on the road. Sometimes, the best.

Relationship/s: Hanzo Shimada/Jesse Mccree

What I enjoyed about the fic:

I can’t believe I forgot about his one when it was one of the ones I promised myself would be on a best fic list before I ever even made one. So here it is!

I love fics that are written with the descriptiveness of published novels, and this one does imagery right. It’s not too long – 17,000+ words, it’s all around fantastically and professionally written, with the fun and intrigue and delicious romance you’d expect from a fanfiction. 

It gives you the juicy bits slowly but in a way that keeps you satisfied. You get a taste of Mccree and Reyes’ backstory (with our favorite Papa Reyes back at it again), of Hanzo’s as well. 

It’s just fantastically well-written. I can’t describe it more than that, you have to read it to get the full experience. 

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Update: additional fics as of 6/17/2017

[[Temper]]

Bullfinch

Summary:

Jack joins the SEP and finds trouble almost immediately. At least his commanding officer is on his side—supposedly.

Relationship/s: Jack Morrison/Gabriel Reyes

What I enjoyed about the fic:

The fic is about transman Jack Morrison, and what I loved about it is how it tackled the aspects of the Soldier Enhancement program that a lot of writers gloss over, like how it would physically and chemically affect various soldiers, etc. It also posed and answered the question of how fictional supersoldier modification could affect real life (or at least futuristic real life) FTM transition. everything’s well thought out, the characters are interesting and fun, especially Jack’s friends and roommates, and the tension–sexual or otherwise–between Jack and Gabe is intense, gets you more excited to see the conclusion overall. 

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[[When We Were Young]]

JudgeCoffee

Summary:

When Jack Morrison was 18, he joined the military. Fifteen weeks later, he joined the Soldier Enhancement Program, and that was when he met Gabriel Reyes. That was when everything changed.

Relationship/s: Jack Morrison/Gabriel Reyes

What I enjoyed about the fic:

So it’s rare for a fic’s OCs to really set it apart, but that’s what happened here. The story was well done, with some amazing side characters and “co-stars” in the program with Jack and Gabe that really gave this fic heart. It also shows Gabe to be a cold, terrifying black-ops style killer, which I love for the sake of canon–a guy who’s a hero, but also the kind of man who you wouldn’t be surprised headed Blackwatch. 

Also it opens on a BDSM scene. So that’s fun. 



Side note: in case y’all think their name sounds familiar, yes, that is the same Asherhyder who created the Roommates webcomic on deviantart. A quality writer/artist who does quality work all around. Blessed is the Overwatch fandom for having them. 

Side note 2: there’s a fic series I forgot the name of, but I’m gonna add it to the list later. I’ll also be adding fics that I find striking as I go along. I tend to favor McHanzo, Reaper76, Genyatta and Roadrat, so if you think there’s a fic that should be on this list that isn’t, this is basically just a reflection of my fic reading preferences. 

Why Taylor Swift Is The Greatest Living Songwriter (Under 60) Taylor

I recently found myself at a BMI Awards dinner where the song publishing rights organization was handing out some career achievement awards, the first of which went to the classic ‘60s team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. And then they gave one to Taylor Swift, in one of those cases where they have to name the award to the person it’s being given to because it feels a little too uncomfortable to give the standard “lifetime” award to someone in her 20s. In her speech, Swift gave props to her elders: “I first wanted to say to Cynthia Weil, to Barry Mann, and to Carole King, you, the Brill Building, your legacy, are the reason we do what we do. Many of us in this room can’t dream of accomplishing what you guys have accomplished.”

Except she already has. And (heresy alert!) more. Swift is a rightful heir to the Brill Building tradition, with all the mastery of pop craftsmanship that entails, but she’s also the finest contemporary inheritor we have to the confessional singer/songwriter throne. She’s Barry Mann and Bruce Springsteen, together in one silver metallic mini dress-wearing package. That’s why I say Taylor Swift is our greatest living songwriter—under-60 division, just to be safe. But I digress.

I am glad I’m alive in the prime era of Taylor Swift the same way I felt glad to be alive in the half-century of Dylan and Springsteen and The Beatles and Costello. I’ve leaned forward into my first listens to 1989 and Red the same way I thirsted for the on-sale moments of The River and Nebraska and Imperial Bedroom and Time Out of Mind. These are the moments — all too infrequent in the 2010s, if you’re a recovering rock snob — that you live for as a music fan and especially singer/songwriter aficionado: the opening of a magazine you subscribe to, in which the editor-publisher has promised to bleed onto every page in some fashion. You look forward to admiring the craft and you want to know that you’ve been handed the next six months’ or year’s worth of earworms all at once. But most of all you want to feel you’re about to make that passionate connection with a deep-feeler who knows you better than your own best excuse for a best friend.

Where Swift is most like the great confessional rock writers, and least like the Brill Building set, is in her propensity to fill her songs with seemingly stray details. If you’re writing by the books, you learn early on not to include random asides that throw listeners out of the commonality of the lyric. But Springsteen, Dylan, Costello, et al. have faith that, whatever is lost in relatability by including something specifically autobiographical is a gain for fans who know that that weird minutiae confirms the rest of the emotions as authentic. When Swift interrupts Out of the Woods to mention “Twenty stitches in a hospital room/Remember when you hit the brakes too soon,” that’s about as un-Brill as Bruce talking about Crazy Janey and Greaser Lake. But the specificity of the bridge makes the universality of chorus more meaningful, even if the unstable relationship you’re being reminded of by the song didn’t involve a visit to the ER. It may seem peculiar to the 21st century that we can confirm who the significant others in Swift’s songs are by picking out lyrical details about eye colors or fire signs or scarves and checking them against her exes. But is finding out whether All Too Well was about Jake or Harry that terribly different than the thrill of figuring out whether Dylan’s It Ain’t Me, Babe was about Suzi or Joan, but with Google taking the place of waiting years for a biography?

The position that Swift is Actually Quite Awesome is not nearly as controversial among the older white guy set than it would have been a few years ago. You only get a B for courage now, not the former A, if you speak up at a cocktail party and say, “No, I don’t mean it’s good for what it is, or she’s a positive role model for my daughter or a gateway drug to Courtney Barnett, I mean she is truly the shit.” (Crickets may still ensue, mind you, if no longer outright shaming.) You can attribute this in part to Ryan Adams, whose album-length cover version of '1989’ did a fairly excellent job of indie-splaining Swift to people who only needed to hear that her songs could be rearranged in the styles of The Smiths and Elliott Smith to sign off on her. As much as I enjoy Adams’ '1989’, it falls just a little short as reinvention, or revelation: You kind of sense him wanting to get credit for being the first to discover that Swift’s frothiest sounding songs all have minor chords and melancholy under the Max Martin-ization. The real problem with Adams’ interpretations—which is not a fatal problem, given how good Wildest Dreams sounds as an R.E.M. song—is that he doesn’t really have that much use for the words, given how uninterested he is in emphasizing particular words or phrases and how he throws away some of the best lines. (To be fair, this is pretty much Adams’ approach toward his own lyrics, too.) Not that with Swift the lyrics are everything, when she has such a gift for melodic delights and surprises… but, yeah, the words are kind of everything.

Going back to Swift’s 2006 self-titled debut now, it sounds a little primitive, in retrospect. Which is fine: “primitivist” is exactly what you’d expect or hope for from a girl who released at 16 an album of songs she’d mostly written at 14 and 15. No one should sound 30 as a teenager, unless she’s Fiona Apple. (Hearing Apple’s eloquent teen jadedness when she was a freshman artist felt as impressive and spooky as Captain Howdy’s voice coming out of Regan MacNeil’s mouth.) At the time, it was a widely held assumption that co-writer Liz Rose was the brains of the operation. But you couldn’t help but notice that the best song on the album, Our Song, was a solo Swift composition, penned before she had access to the best song editors Music Row could offer. It sounded utterly conversational , establishing Swift’s knack for writing in complete sentences in a way that sounds completely diaristic and completely musical. It embraced both metaphor (“Our song is the slamming screen door”) and the meta (being one of those songs that is self-conscious about how it is, in fact, a song). It was winsome, guileless, and juvenile—in the best way—on top of being freakily expert for a song written by an underclassman for a school talent show.


Two years later (Swift’s follow-up albums have always been two years later, up until now), she came up with Fearless, which was so much more accomplished that it won her the Grammy for Album of Year, the first time that’d been accomplished by a record made by a teenager. But looking back at it now, you can see it was the only time she ever really marked time, stylistically, as a record-maker. The breakthrough that mattered was 2010’s Speak Now, which was her first real “pop album” (at least for those of us who pay attention to content and not the officially mandated tropes that insisted that honor belongs to '1989’). Just this once, she wrote the entire album by herself, in a rather deliberate F-you to everyone who figured she’d been propped up by Nashville pros. Similar auteurist turns by pop and country artists with points to prove have not always gone so spectacularly but Swift used the opportunity not just to defend but to diversify, as great writers and investors will. This DIY show of tour-de-force ran the gauntlet of effervescent girl-group pop (the title song), Evanescence goth-rock (Haunted), cheerful neo-bluegrass (Mean), girl-on-mean-girl pop-punk (Better Than Revenge), and even a token transitional single in the country-folk style of the first two albums (Mine).

'1989’ is the masterpiece of her career so far
'Speak Now’ also incidentally included the most searing, stark, boldly confessional song by a major artist since John Lennon’s Cold Turkey. (Hyperbole intended.) This was Dear John, a slow, epic-length missive to a love-'em-young-and-leave-'em type that was jaw-dropping in its vulnerability and rage. Never mind the lucky stroke that apparently had the rock star who used and discarded Swift being a guy really named John; Swift does like her literalism, so she probably wouldn’t written a public dear-John letter to a Tom, Dick, or (even) Harry. It’s a ballad that creates the illusion of the artist having vomited onto the page—for those of us who like that sort of thing—but actually belies a severe level of craft beneath the bile. The song rises to an emotional victory, as Swift goes from paying witness to “all the girls that you’ve run dry (that) have tired, lifeless eyes 'cause you’ve burned them out” to being the one who “took your matches before fire could catch me, so don’t look now: I’m shining like fireworks over your sad, empty town.” Compare this to the other great fireworks song of 2010, Katy Perry’s, and there is simply no pyromaniacal contest.


With 'Red’ another couple of years later, she bid a fond F-you to her own previous F-you and reintroduced co-writers to her stable, now adding Max Martin and Shellback as collaborators on a choice trio of songs, as if to say: I dare you to knock this block off. Aside from the handful of tracks with those guys, though, 'Red’ felt more like a classic singer/songwriter album than anything she’d done before or certainly since. It was all about lost love, and hardly for the first time, but now Swift was jettisoning her “better than revenge” approach to achieving payback in song and taking equal responsibility for relational failures, and it was all very sensitive and self-examining and enlightened. So when I got my first listen to the determinedly frothier '1989’ a couple of years still later, I lamented the loss of the previous album’s hard-fought breakthroughs in songwriting maturity.

Lamented it for about two minutes, that is. '1989’ is the masterpiece of her career, so far, and that’s not withstanding the thick gloss of candy coating that covered the whole endeavor now that Martin was fully on board as guiding executive producer as well as hands-on guy on about half the tracks. The meme favored by some critics, that Swift had sold out on us with all this interference by the reigning kings of the pop machinery—and after all we’d done to defend her as an artiste!—was misguided even by the usual standards of stick-up-one’s-ass bias and entitlement. It may seem counter-intuitive, for those of us who usually live and die by singer/songwriter yardsticks, to say that '1989’ is Swift’s most mature album, when there is barely a guitar anywhere in earshot for the singer’s tears to fall upon. But as it turns out, it is possible to talk intelligently, walk in rhythm, and chew bubblegum at the same time.

Yes, '1989’ is a less outrightly emotional album than any of its predecessors. Swift herself has said it’s the first time she wasn’t writing in the wake of a heartache. And that’s part of what makes the album so seasoned and smart. If all the previous albums were her “breakup album,” '1989’ is her maybe-we-are-ever-getting-back-together album. It’s about being just a little bit rueful about past relationships—in a less world-ending, drama queen-y fashion than the take-no-prisoners approach that admittedly made a lot of us fall for her in the first place – and largely about that impulse to reconnect, even as you sit by the phone and consider what a terrible idea that would be. She’s thinking back on a breakup that wasn’t that traumatic (possibly one with Harry Styles, if we’re to take the cheeky title of Style literally), and considering every negative and possible angle to rekindling an old flame. As a result, a lot of the songs on '1989’ are about mixed emotions, which are by and large the hardest kind to write.

She understands more brilliantly the power of dynamics — that even the most grandiose song can benefit by suddenly getting completely naked for 40 seconds.

And here is where we quote another great pop writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, who famously said: “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” Swift is showing us that first-rate intelligence when she encapsulates the divisions we all experience as we find the good and bad in people, lovers and otherwise: “You always knew how to push my buttons/You give me everything and nothing.” “Ten months sober, I must admit/Just because you’re clean don’t mean you don’t miss it.” “This love is good, this love is bad/This love is alive, back from the dead.” As the CEO of her own corporation, Swift has had a lot of time to think about risk/reward ratios. Grappling with that in matters of love is part of her giftedness and increasing talent as a writer.

I think again of the congratulations Ryan Adams got for bringing out the sadder emotional undercurrents in '1989’’s material. He deserves some of it, but it’s not as if Swift didn’t make that a fairly easy discovery. Bad Blood is the most blatantly confectionary song on '1989,’ with a sing-song-y quality of the chorus makes you think Avril Lavigne, if you’re making comparisons. But would Avril, or any other pop star you can bring to mind, have interrupted the beats and chants for a lengthy, virtually a cappella bridge that brings the mood down with its warnings about bullet holes and living with ghosts? It’s akin to the hyper-produced song on her previous album, I Knew You Were Trouble, where Swift puts an end to all the dubstep to very quietly wonder, almost sotto voce, whether the object of her affections ever loved her, the other girl, “or anyone.” In the big beat era, she understands more brilliantly the power of dynamics—that even the most grandiose song can benefit by suddenly getting completely naked for 40 seconds.

Blank Space, meanwhile, shows Swift to have under-heralded skills as maybe the greatest comedy writer since Eminem. As probably everyone who wasn’t completely divorced from pop culture in 2015 knows, Swift wrote it as a sort of spoof of her own image as a serial romancer (which is to say, a girl known for dating about half as many partners as a typical guy her age). When she says she’s got a blank space “and I’ll write your name,” it’s understood that she means she’ll write an excoriating song about the dude later on—she’s in on that joke. But amid the nearly Randy Newman-esque humor and exaggeration, there’s a real undercurrent of pain and possible self-knowledge. The time limits that come up in lines like “I can make the bad guys good for a weekend” and “Find out what you want/Be that girl for a month” don’t sound like they’re being played strictly for ironic laughs.

She is maybe the greatest comedy writer since Eminem.

Is she a spokeswoman for a generation? You might be on thin ice using that kind of phraseology for someone who spends so little time writing outside of the relational realm. But Swift does have an understanding of impermanence that seems uniquely millennial. She’s talked about how she looks at the length of her parents’ marriage and no longer takes it as a given she’ll find a lifetime partnership, which would probably come as a surprise to the younger Swift who wrote Love Story. But she finds a haunting beauty in what we might call planned obsolescence. “Wildest Dreams” pulls off the particularly tricky time-traveling feat of looking ahead to a future in which you’re looking back to the past… and of being intensely sexy and rueful at the same time. “You’ll see me in hindsight, tangled up with you all night, burning it down,” she sings. “Someday when you leave me, I bet these memories follow you around.” That moment when you’re in the heat of passion, leaving your body just long enough to realize you’ll be nostalgic for it someday? If you’ve ever experienced it, you probably never thought somebody would nail it in a song.

Not that you have to be a millennial to be capable of considering how things are likely to end even in the midst of everything going right. I was trying to remember what song the future-nostalgia of “Wildest Dreams” reminded me of, in some weird, roundabout way, and then it came to me: Dylan’s You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go. It’s maybe heretical to compare the bard with this girl from the north country, but not so heretical to say: Great minds wistfully think alike. And we should all feel a little lonely if either of them ditched us.

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SO I ASKED AND Y’ALL ANSWERED!! WHO ARE MY HOTTEST CHARACTERS? AND WELL! If I may say so y’all have Excellent Taste.

I figured on the Doc getting some love, but I was surprised to see Sid and Evon up there!! Evon historically does poorly on polls for some reason. USUALLY. Pam taking the win was also a little unexpected but she IS basically my mascot.

THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE YOU GUYS SHOW MY CHARACTERS it really warms the ole heart.

(honorable mentions are named in the captions)

Misfits Prologue

Summary: An introduction into your college life, including your room mates and your crush which you really shouldn’t have

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader (ALTERNATE UNIVERSE)

Word Count: 1,679

Warnings: none, really

Notes: This is a demo fic, I’m not quite sure if I’ll continue it or not. This is a rushed prologue, but I hope you like it! This series won’t have much angst, sorry!

Originally posted by kamgm419

Now:

Sometimes life didn’t work out the way you wanted it to. Sometimes it worked exactly how you wanted it to. This was one of those times, and you aren’t exactly sure how you lucked out. Or how you are still lucky.

Then:

Your name is Y/N Y/L/N, a graphic design student in your junior, fourth, year of University. You spend your time doing both online and actual painted commissions, finishing assignments and binge watching Netflix. You’re not the most social person, an obvious introvert. You are quite the contrast to your room mates though.

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anonymous asked:

RFA+Unknown+V if they meet MC and find out she's a single mother

I HAD TO REWRITE THIS BECAUSE MY CAT PRESSED A BUTTON THAT REFRESHED MY TUMBLR AND I LOST EVERYTHING NDBSHDFGIDSFVIUSGF

anyways i got another request asking for a MC who was pregnant while they met so im making amix of both because theyre so similar requests

*NOTE*: I had to stray away from the secret endings when I wrote for him so pls don’t hate me


Yoosung

- he isn’t exactly ready to be a father mainly because he’s still in college and addicted to games

- super nervous about meeting your son despite the fact he’s still a toddler, only being three years old

- your son is your own flesh and blood and he knows you’d choose him over any man out there who you think might not be a good enough father role for him. Yoosung is no exception for this and he knows it, which is also why he is ,understandably , nervous

- you have to comfort him and tell him you think he would make the perfect father for Ryun (your son) and that you’re certain he’ll love him

- Yoosung is a nervous wreck when the day comes when he’s supposed to meet Ryun

- he has no idea if he’s supposed to bring the boy some kind of gift or not. Its been a while since he had been three years old and he has no idea what toddlers like

- he decides to bring Ryun his favorite figurine of his favorite LOLOL character and he makes his way to the park where you two are supposed to meet

- Ryun absolutely adores Yoosung which makes both you and Yoosung ecstatic

- he’s now constantly asking to go visit yoosung (assuming you and him haven’t moved in with eachother yet)

- he cried the first time Ryun called him dad

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i never got a chance to draw @juuria‘s girls so have this

if you havent watched her video watch it right now here its some bomb-ass shit and i love it 

also sorry this is pretty shitty?? i rushed

edit: why does tumblr make the qualityn so bad alkasdjkladsjlk

please do not repost or edit!

{Special}College!AU Youngjae
  • major: hospitality management 
  • minor: advertising 
  • sports: …..no
  • clubs: cooking club, pianist in the university’s orchestra 
  • people have always told him that he is charming and attracts others so when he was in high school everyone told him to be a hospitality major and basically work in a hotel or a restaurant because his positive personality would be sure to make it a success
  • he plans to open up a restaurant when he graduates and he’s always seen hanging around the culinary majors trying to see if anyone is good enough for him to want to partner up with after graduation, but he hasn’t found someone yet and he gets bummed about it a lot
  • bambam is always like “youngjae, let me be your chef. my mom owns restaurants. i was born read-” and jb’s like “bambam you’ve set the communal kitchen on fire literally 4 times this semester and it’s only been 2 weeks into classes.”
  • youngjae took up advertising too just because he wanted to be able to learn about it for future reference and he’s so cute because now he makes lil advertisements for the cooking club he joined and it’s like little clipart of dancing pots and pans and youngjae thinks it’s the funniest thing ever and no one has the heart to tell him it’s kinda corny because he looks so giddy putting up the ads,,,,he’s an angel
  • speaking of cooking club youngjae’s in it and he’s always trying hard but for some reason his dishes always end up burnt or undercooked and the teachers like,,,,,well the effort counts
  • and youngjae frowns and literally in that moment it begins to rain, the sun disappears and everyone is put into a horrible mood 
  • jackson is usually called in to make youngjae laugh again and then peace is restored. 
  • as long as youngjae is smiling = the sun in shining and everyone’s passing their classes
  • he’s also the pianist for the schools orchestra and he performs a lot with them and he actually gets to pay for his tuition through a scholarship he got through his piano playing
  • he looks extra cool on stage and it’s the only time people see him wearing a suit ,, other than that he always looks extra comfy and wears those big hats and it’s so cute
  • everyone on campus including teachers love him and know him on a first name basis and whenever he’s in a group chat to study he sends pics of dogs. he’s that kinda person
  • youngjae everyday: “jb let’s get a dog for the dorm.” jb; “does jackson not count?” jackson: “FIRST OF ALL HOW DARE YOU also it’s against the rules to have animals in the dorms im sorry youngjae”
  • you get to know youngjae thanks to cooking club because you’re in it too and let’s just say you and youngjae have been partners a couple of times and it’s always a Disaster
  • not you guys but the food
  • like you both tried to follow the recipe to make some lemon pie but what came out of that oven was ……a lemon nightmare 
  • and youngjae is always smiling while he cooks and he’s always singing to himself and you notice that he has this adorably small mole beneath his eye 
  • and basically he’s your cooking club crush and you’d only be half lying if you said you still go to the club just to spend time with him LOL
  • but like that’s all it is a one-sided crush even though fellow cooking club member nayeon is like “you and youngjae look so cute together!!!!” and you’re like whAT n o,,,,,,,,,,no please dont say that outloud he might hEAR you
  • but of course youngjae has noticed you too, the cute way you line up all your utensils before you start cooking and the way you always give him a cheer when he goes up to the teacher to get his food evaluated like 
  • he knows you’re there and he’s endeared by your little quirks and your cute smile but god he has no idea how to express it???
  • like he goes back to the dorms and he’s like “jb,,,,,,,how do i become,,,,,nice,,,,,,” and jb is like ur the nicest person i know and youngjae is like “nononono nicer too,,,,someone specific,,,,,like extra nice,,,,,,,,,super nice,,,,,,aggressively being nice intensifies???” 
  • jb looking at youngjae from across the room like what the hell are you saying and youngjae just shouts and flops down onto his bed like FORgeT i t 
  • and for the longest time basically you and youngjae refuse to act on how you feel because like you guys have a nice friendship going and it’s all sweet and neither of you wants to ruin it
  • until youngjae finally spills his crush on you to jackson and you spill your crush to nayeon and well nayeon and jackson are friends and BOY thEY have a P L A n
  • and like as it’s nearing break nayeon is like heY the dance majors are going to throw a party and you’re like ??/ ok cool but im not a danc- and she’s like “you’re invited, momo told me to bring a friend so im bringing you!!!1 see you there” and you’re like “wh-” but nayeon has already skipped away and you’re like,,,,,why do i have a weird vibe about this
  • and across campus jackson backflips up to youngjae and is like “me and the dance majors are throwing a party so you have to come.” and youngjae’s like jackson you know parties aren’t like my thing- and jacksons like there’s gonna be free food and youngjae is like you now im in see u there
  • and you can probably see where im going with this but basically nayeon and jackson meet up and snicker like little kids because ok good you guys will meet at the party and true love sparks will F L Y (a pun, i know
  • but tbh @ the party you’re standing awkwardly in a corner with some drinks while the entirety of the dance practice room gets trashed and all the dance majors are grinding on each other and you’re like Oh Why Did I Agree To This,,,,,, 
  • but then you see someone familiar and you’re like ??? is that youngjae and he sees you two and like you’re both the only ones not ,,,,,,, getting it on and the only ones who actually are holding drinks like two very confused freshman or something so 
  • its only natural that he gravitates toward you and you’re like hey and he’s like hi!! and laughs like “i take it, you’re not a dance major either?” and you shrug and point to jackson who just did like a split and you’re like “im definitely not if that’s what dance majors can do…”
  • you make youngjae laugh but then it gets a little awkward and silent and youngjae’s like,,,,,,,,,, “hey do you want to….leave?” and you’re like “yeah kinda,,,,,why?” and he grins and is like “we need to escape now while jackson is distracted!!! otherwise he’ll pull out the aegyo to make us stay so c’mon!!”
  • youngjae puts down his drink and carefully wraps his hand around your wrist and tugs you through the strings of people until you guys are out of the building and the coast is clear and you’re like 
  • “being outside is much better” and youngjae’s like “i know how you feel” and like neither of you really know what to say because it’s like midnight and you guys just ditched a party and you want to be like weLL i guess ill go back to my dorm but youngjae’s like 
  • “since we have nothing else to do, do you want to come down to the orchestra room with me? i wanted to get some of my music notes - it’s ok if that’s weird to ask haha” 
  • and you can see him getting nervous, hiding the little tremor in his hand by scratching his neck and you bite your lip because you’re excited that he’s invited you
  • and this is just so pure the first time you two get to be alone and you’re both flustered but you nod and tell him you’d be happy to tag along
  • once you guys get there though youngjae cant find his notes and you guys spend like an hour looking through the rows and through the sheets of music and youngjae seems so defeated when you cant find them so you’re like !!! i need to cheer him up so you ask quietly if he could play you something
  • and youngjae’s like haha im not that good though!!! and you’re like boy are you playing games youre in the schools damn orchestra and like 
  • you see that he’s actually really humble and doesn’t think much of his talent and it kind of pierces your heart because here you are knowing how great of a person he is,,,,but he cant see it
  • but youngjae like takes a seat at the piano and you can’t help but admire how good he looks and how long his fingers are and as he begins to play its like a spell ?? the music is so beautiful it enchants you
  • and youngjae looks over nervously to see your reaction but all he sees is you with your eyes closed, smiling and swaying to the melody and in that moment youngjae swears he’s never seen anyone more stunning
  • and he stops playing and you open your eyes and slowly he gets up and comes over and you’re like “youngj-” but he just leans down and tilts your chin and against your skin he’s like 
  • “im sorry, but i think this is going to be my only chance to do this-” and he kisses you ever so gently, like a soft sweet peck and you can barely breath let alone react
  • and youngjae immediately bursts into a loud apology and like pulls his hat off to hide behind it and you’re like at a loss for words and he’s like i better get going and before you can stop him he’s running out of the room and you’re like
  • shocked but also you’re like i need to run after him but once you get outside you don’t know where he went and you’re not sure if you should feel hurt or surprised or happy all of the above like ?!!??!?!?! what is this some drama whyd he jsut do that
  • and youngjae whose like hiding behind the campus library is like beating himself up about it and he’s like whY didn’t i j U s t see it through why god
  • and he thinks its the end like you’ll just avoid him from now on because like he just kissed you out of the blue like who wouldnt think that’s weird
  • but the next day as he’s sitting next to jb on the quad going over his tourism class project you tap him on the shoulder and as he turns around you lean in and kiss him
  • and it’s so surprising his damn hat falls off and jb drops the book he’s holding and everyone on campus turns to face you two
  • and youngjae is like ???? when you pull back and you’re like “n-now we’re even…..” and he gets up and he’s like “i dont want to be even” and you’re like excuse me and he like puts his hands on your shoulders and pulls you in to kiss you 
  • and then you’re like “wait what now i have to kiss you to be even” and youngjae’s like ok kiss me again and so you do and it takes you a bit but you’re like 
  • oh my god wait are you just going to keep kissing me so i keep kissing you and youngjae’s like yes that was the plan
  • and jb is sitting there looking at you two like jesus h christ and you and youngjae burst out into giggles
  • and jb is like “i think this is the part where you guys decide you’re going to date?” and you and youngjae are like sure!!! that sounds fun then we have even more excuses to kiss each other
  • and you and youngjae, no matter how much he hasnt shown in off before, are sosososososososo mushy for each other
  • like now that you’re an official thing you guys hold hands in cooking club and feed each other from the same spoon and literally make everyone in the club wish they were in a relationship 
  • and like its kinda cheesy but you’ll be like “youngjae, you make me so happy……are you a magician?” and he’ll like fall to the floor laughing because your jokes - no matter how much they make other people roll their eyes - always make him so happy and he’ll lean in and like give you an eskimo kiss after he’s done laughing and be like “maybe i am!!!! or maybe im a doctor because i can tell my heart beats only for you~~~”
  • like it’s cringy to others but you guys are in your own love bubble and its cute you deserve to love and support each other
  • you try to help youngjae plan for his future restaurant and when he talks about it you can tell he’s got passion and just smile and listen to him and watch him and when he’s done he’ll apologize for boring you but you’re like i could never be bored listening to you,,,,,,,,
  • jackson and nayeon hear the news that you two are dating and they’re like THE PLAn WORKED and you and youngjae are like ???? the plan ???/
  • and jackson is like nothing i said nothing nayeon did you say anything no i dont think you did anyway i have to go- and youngjae chases jackson like twice around campus until he collapses and you have to help him up
  • but nayeon is just like “yeah we invited you to the party to set you two up” and you’re like what and nayeon is like you and youngjae at a dance majors party basically meant you’d have no choice but to talk and well ,,,,, now we’re here and that talk turned into true love
  • and you’re like nayeon i hate you (but i love you so much thank you for this) nayeon: (^:
  • you and youngjae are cuddling like all the time and its the kind of cuddling where you’re facing each other and youngjae can kiss the tip of your nose and you can kiss the little mole on his neck
  • when he practices the piano you sometimes will come over and just sit in the empty audience and do your work while listening to youngjae’s melody and its the most calming thing in the world
  • he’ll see you dozing off over your homework and purposely play a super loud chord and startle you and you’ll pout but he’ll be like do your work!!!
  • you love youngjae’s little posters he makes for the cooking club you keep a copy of all of them in a little scrapbook and when youngjae sees it his heart swells and he pulls you into his lap and kisses all over your face
  • and your relationship is literally just the two of you always encouraging what the other person wants to do
  • mark once described you and youngjae as being addicted to each other and literally it’s the truest thing. like you text each other when you cant see each other and you call just to hear youngjae’s laughter and he calls just to tell you he loves you and when you’re together you’re always touching in some way 
  • and its just warm and fuzzy
  • one day during cooking club as you’re trying to flip the pancake in the pan, youngjae wraps his arms around you from behind and helps you out and ofc the whole room is like oooooooooooooo but feeling his breath on your neck and his hands around yours
  • when the club meeting is over you basically grab him and you’re like we need to find some empty room now 
  • and well club just finished so ,,,,,,, the cooking club room is empty and to make things short you end up ontop of one of the counters and youngjae probably makes a joke about whipped cream
  • that is all i am saying 
  • ok wait one more thing: youngjae’s hands are so gentle and like you remember back to that time when you saw him playing the piano and you’re like he’s good…..with his hand s o k ay moving on
  • whenever youngjae misses home you two go out for some late night seafood snacks and if you have time you go down to the beach to see the night sea
  • and youngjae wraps you up in his arms and tries to get his sweater to fit around the both of you and you giggle into his chest and he kisses your hair and it’s  s o   f t
  • youngjae keeps spamming the got7 group chat with pics of dog memes that you sent him and you get a text from bambam like “your boyfriend keeps sending us photos of puppies that he said he’s getting from you so im here to ask you to stop”
  • all you do in response is send more photos of puppies and youngjae calls you like “bambam said he’s never looking at another puppy again, you sent too many.” and you’re like good he deserves it and youngjae is like this is why i love you
  • you playfully try on the floppy hats youngjae owns and he’s like,,,,,,,,,you look so damn cute he takes photos and like creates a ‘i love my significant other in hats’ post on which jb comments: one of those is mine and youngjae is like; ill block anyone who wants to be negative about our love LOLOL
  • apparently youngjae’s an avid gamer and sometimes you’ll see him hunched over his computer and you’re like hehe cute but all you have to do to distract him is literally sit in his lap and youngjae is like im logging off bye i have more important things to do
  • like watch ‘secret life of pets’ with you while you eat ice cream out of the same tub with the same spoon
  • you and youngjae crying at the pet store over cute puppies together 
  • you comparing youngjae’s smile to the sun and to the flowers and to gold and he tells you to stop while laughing and you just tell him you can’t ,,,,, his smile is everything to you and that just makes him fall for you more
  • whenever you two are apart, youngjae sends you the same message; “you should be here with me.”
  • you guys singing along to your favorite song at group karaoke and making it into a duet and the rest of got7 is making gagging noises but jb is like snapping his fingers for them to stop because seeing youngjae this happy to be with you is a blessing and all of got7 should appreciate it lmfao

it’s his birthday, so i decided to post this ~<3 lovely youngjae! hope your birthday was bright and fun!

college!vixx (here) & college!bts (here)

find college!woozi (here),  college!wonwoo (here)college!seunghceol(here), college!seokmin (here) , college!jun (here) college!mingyu (here), college!jeonghan (here), college!hoshi (here) & college!joshua (here)

find special college!jb (here), college!mark tuan (here)

and please look forward to more college!seventeen + special college!aus 

The Lexington Chronicles

The Announcement

Kara and Lena decide that they should probably tell their family about the pending adoption.

Everyone sending me love for Lexi makes me so happy!!!

Read it on AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/10189040/chapters/22719572

Lena’s hands are shaking as opens the bottle of wine.

She can barely get the corkscrew threaded, and when she finally does; she’s trembling too much to pull it out. She feels Kara’s hands settle on her waist, and she instantly relaxes, allowing herself to lean back into the embrace - eyes fluttering shut.

“You nervous, Mrs. Zor-el?” Kara’s breath is hot on her ear as the superhero brushes back the hair from her face.

“Nervous? Why would I be nervous? We’re just announcing to your family that we’re adopting a child in less than a week. Nothing to be nervous about.”

It’s Sunday afternoon, and they’re all set to pick up Lexington on Friday. There was still going to be a short one on one (well, two on one) visit with Lexi on Thursday to tell her the news, but besides that everything was completed. They were officially going to become parents.

Barring any protest from Lexi of course - which Lena wasn’t sure she would survive if that happened anyway.

“Are you nervous about Lexington? Or telling our family?” Kara asks, taking the bottle from her and nimbly popping the cork.

“I’m nervous that Lexington won’t like us once we get her home, but I’m mostly excited for that. I’m nervous about telling your family.”

“Do you need to wear one of your power suits? I’ve seen you face down a lot worse than our family in one of those!”

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I can’t believe it’s not the Shibboleth of Fëanor

“starting early out of fear that another farcical thing will prevent me from reading the shibboleth”

Chris’ notes on the shibboleth begin by saying that he has left out a huge number of phonology notes, which I sort of resent although I wouldn’t have read them anyway. Look Chris, if someone has made it here they’re probably enough of a linguistics nerd that they could get SOMETHING out of those. Don’t be a wimp.

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Here are some of my headcanons for Carrot’s relationships with his alternate selves, (I prefer the name Carrot more than Stretch so that’s what imma call him now).

EDIT: I lied, I prefer ‘Stretch’ more than ‘Carrot’, sorry guys

Edge [UF!Papyrus]: He doesn’t like him at all. He’s been quite the dick to Red for all his life (despite Red raising him) and when Red finally decided to tell him about it, he was absolutely furious but didn’t attack Edge purely because Red asked him not to. He always seems to annoy him in some way even if it’s just knowing he’s in the same room Carrot is triggered, but he copes with his bullshit for smol Blueberry since Edge makes him happy and I ship it so he can’t die just yet. It doesn’t help that Blue’s pure and sweet but Edge is head of the ruthless royal guard of Underfell. If he keeps poking him he might just chew his arm off eventually, he’s pretty sure Blueberry has some superglue left over from fixing puzzles. 

Paps [UT!Papyrus]: Although he is extremely sweet and caring about everyone, he can’t really deal with Paps at times. He finds that he’s just too energetic and lively and that it can be quite draining to be with him for too long. He admires his extrovert personality because it’s quite refreshing to have someone be the centre of attention all the time so you can nap in the shadows for those 15 extra minutes without anyone realising you’re gone. One thing that unsettles him about Paps is that he’s exactly like Blueberry. When he first met him he thought Blue possessed a clone of him. However, it’s not always creepy because he sees so much of his little bro in Paps and this soft spot causes him to look out for Paps just as much as he does for Blueberry. He also really loves chilling with his brother Sans because it means twice the amount of moping around and ‘competetive napping’ training.

Puppy [SF!Papyrus] (I think this name suits him better than ‘Slim’): Now this is a guy he can really have some fun with! As much as everyone else is okay to hang out with, Carrot’s always counting down the days to when he’ll see Puppy again because this dude is the best. He enjoys lazing around purposelessly but not to the same degree as Sans because he’ll eventually get bored and then take Carrot to do some crazy, stupid yet fun stuff. They have deep meaningful conversations during their smoke breaks together and even took a shot at baking, much to Blue’s horror when he found the ‘special ingredient’ that had them giggling uncontrollably at Blue’s angered voice, hungry as hell and turned their eyes bloodshot red.They’re quite honestly 2 peas from the same pod and nothing could top their days out together. The only issue is his evil egotistical brother, Raspberry (Razz). When he first met Razz he was in shock because he seemed to be a fusion of Blue and Edge. He doesn’t really like how yandere Razz is about Puppy, always asking where he’s going, who he’s with and occasionally inviting himself to his and Puppy’s hangouts (which end 7 hours early when he does attend). But Carrot can use shortcuts to ensure he and Puppy can just chillax and goof around together.

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Well, that was something new. Art and writing? Oh, my! It was actually quite fun to write and can we appreciate the cheeky pen technique I discovered to make the clothing textures more accurate? OH AND ARE THOSE SKELETAL HANDS I SEE?!?!?! (they sort of look like chopsticks but you can learn to hold stuff with chopsticks so they can substitute for fingers for now)

Also apologies but I have A level exams in 2 weeks so I will become a tad slow with content until then. Sorry if this post was a bit long but yeah, thanks team and enjoy~

Walking Dead Game FanFiction - "Coming Out"

Title: Coming Out
Characters: Clementine, Gabe, Javi, Jesus
Summary: After finding a picture of Clementine kissing an old girlfriend, she comes out to Javi and Gabe and in turn, Javi tells them both he’s bisexual.
Author’s Note: Another special request for pride month! Gay means yay, friends.
Requested By: Anonymous
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“Where’s Clem?”

Hearing the familiar voice ask the classic question, Javier turned to his side with a knowing smirk. Before him stood Gabe, eyes resting on his uncle only momentarily before nervously shifting away. He chuckled, turning his attention back to scanning the to-do list Kate handed to him earlier in the day. “I think she’s at the park.”

Since they had sealed the doors to Richmond, Kate and Javi had been working their hardest to put the community back together. Hoping to repay those affected, they promised to fix the city they felt they had destroyed. Ever since, Kate had given Javi a list of things yet to be accomplished, and every night they sat to do over what had yet to be done.

With a sigh, he stuffed the list back into his pocket. “I need to head that way anyways. Mind if I tag along?”

Gabe gave a nod almost as if he was relieved and paired it with a sigh. As clear as it was that he was smitten for the girl he was about to see, as far as Gabe knew, his secret was still under wraps. So, to ensure that his “secret” stayed that way, it was nice to have someone join him to go see her. That way it didn’t seem obvious.

Although to Clementine, it was. Hell, to everyone it was. But that didn’t mean they were about to burst his bubble and confess that they knew.

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(Tacky but you get the idea)

How. To. Enter!

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Winners will be randomly selected by a magical hat so befriending/dating me don’t improve your chances (sorry i love u guys tho <3)

I won’t draw:
-nswf or anything that makes me uncomfortable/is disrespectful

Also
-just because I say you can choose up to 3 / 2 characters, does not mean you have to pick that many. Heck, you don’t even have to pick characters of you don’t want to. But I will draw any oc/animal/character/person/whatever as long as I have a reference

OKAY THANK U GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR 300

Closing date: in like a week or something lmao

ANOTHER ONE OF MY OCS HEY. I love him so much,, his name is Wren and he’s a trans boy and also hella gay. Happy Pride Month!!

if you read the tags i’ll love you forever

WOAH A ACTUAL IMAGINE

Brother/sibling AU Suggested by anonymous (I actually like this idea and think its cute :3) ALSO I’M TRYING TO CATCH UP ON IMAGINES BEAR WITH ME -Mod kiiiiiiiiiib

Saihara

-the one person who he’s not afraid to talk to is you
-It’s more of you teasing him then him teasing you
-Calls you Rose because your forever his brother untill you last petal drops
-You love embarrassing him so much
-Always finds a way to bring him up in conversation to embarrass him
-Very lenient with your love life but not with his
-S a v e H i m
-He really annoys you but not in the way about like teasing or such
-It’s the fact that he likes all these people but he dosesnt know who to choose
-tbh you were totally okay with helping him but he is so naive
-He thinks that none of them like him back
-*C H O K E S*
-you show him a meme every time you bring it up it’s the -ArE YoU SuRE AbOUt ThAT!- meme
-so confused
-please help your brother and his love life

Ouma

-“short stack”
-“grape juice”
-*gasp*
-“YOU TAKE THAT BACK!”
-always fighting and teasing each other because they are both short dorks
-both will prank each other and have prank wars that last over a week
-longest was at least half of the school year
-always needs some else to shut them up
-probably Tenko or Toujo
-Even though they mostly fight, they do get along on rare occasions  
-they both bother Kiibo about his maybe robo dong
-Ouma is very protective of you even when your simply taking with anyone
-the “ you must be at least 3ft away from all guys except me because I’m your older brother and thats that” dude
-basically is the annoying short dork over protective brother

Amami

-HE LOVES TALKING ABOUT YOU
-Always tries to tell people about embarrassing stories about you when you were younger
-he’s like the mom who has embarrassing photos but instead of a album they are his phone
-he loves holding you and it honestly makes you feel safe in his arms
-your very open with each other and don’t hide it often
-He always calls you nicknames of beautiful things because he thinks he has the prettiest/handsomest younger sibling
-sometimes you call him amomi because he’s basically your mom but in your brothers body
-S O P R O T E C T I VE
-if you think ouma is bad
-you have not seen Amami
-he will literally drag you away and ask is they are your s/o
-E V E R Y T I M E
-the only thing that annoys you about your brother
-basically the embarrassing momma brother

Kaito

-Hehehehe
-He likes to pull few subtle pranks on you
-You don’t get back at him because well
-You don’t know how
-So you ask Ouma…. and well
-Let’s just say he stopped
-For good
-He loves seeing you happy and you love his cooking
-He just looks at you and just saysss awww
-It’s creepy sometimes but you know it’s not meant to be taken in the wrong way
-“ Hey you wanna piggy back ride? ”
-“ were in high school plus I can walk ”
-“ buuuuttttt rocket~”
-Did I forget to mention he likes to call you rocket as you nick name
-“… fine”
-He’s also super lenient when it comes to talking with guys but does get a little anxious when they start getting a little too close
-Lenient star brother

Korekiyo

-Adores you
-He calls you ladybug a lot because he feels like he’s lucky to have you in his life
-Loves doing your hair if it’s long enough and you do the same
-You get him lots of ancient folk lore stories to read to him
-Does not let anyone near you in fright they will ruin your innocence like they did to him
-One day he lets you do his make up
-hhehehe
-You had fun
-He honestly secretly likes it
-One day though
-He tries to do his own makeup
-He’s actually god with makeup but is super bad with eyliner
-Oh dear
-He stabs him self with the eyeliner at least three times
-“ WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME! ”
-“ I DO BUT YOUR DOING IT TOTALLY WRONG AND YOU LOOK LIKE A FUCKING DEPRESSED DRUNK GIRL THE MORNING AFTER”
-“ LANGUAGE! ”
-For now on he’s not allowed to do his eyeliner on his own

Kiibo

-Petty puns are a must in this bond
-Everyone hates them but you love them
-He’s protective but not as bad as Ouma or Amami
-A L S O
-Doesn’t call you nicknames often, but when he does its mostly muffin or cupcake
-He will cook you meals and omg
-He makes the B E S T  sweets
-Loves to See you happy and gushing over food
-Silly but adorable
-Even if it means to get messy making food
-though they do have their cooking moments
-“WHY DID YOU PUT TWO DROPS OF GREEN ?!”
-“I THOUGHT IT WOULD MATCH MORE WITH THE COLOR SCHEME!”
-“ WHAT COLOR SCHEME?!?!? WERE MAKING CUPCAKES NOT COLOR PALETTES !”
-Only Kiibo was allowed to cook cupcakes for now on now…
-B E S T C O O K B R O A P R O N he wears sometimes
-Most likely a gift You had made for him
-I will fight anyone who says he doesn’t wear a best cook bro apron

Gonta

-Most people would think he’s the nicest brother
-hah lol no
-Doesn’t call you nicknames because he thinks your name is easy enough to say
-Protective but like Kiibo not as much and little to no effort put into protecting them.
-He actually finds you extremely annoying
-especially when he’s doing his ‘work’
-Only likes you when you leave the poor innocent boy alone
-Will fight you
-You win most times
-He always says he lets you win because he’s a gentleman
-T R I G G E R E D B A B S
-Will fight for hours on ends
-Rant about how much you hate each other
-Everyone thinks you guys fake it when you really don’t
-Totally do pranks on him and make him super embarrassed
-He doesn’t do pranks but he does embarrass the fuck out of you if you piss him off enough
-Rarely bond like Ouma but when they do they don’t talk much
-Just help these two babs
- s a v e t h e m

Hoshi

-“short stack”
-“ L I S T E N H E R E B U K K O “
-Calls you ‘bukko’ a lot
-Hates your short jokes because they are just so C R I N G Y
-Still loves you though
-Likes to see you happy and smiling
-If you’re lucky he’ll joke back
-You love to play tennis with him
-If you’re lucky you’ll win
-B u t
-Having to deal with a sore loser brother is s a d
-Also
-They are v e r y open with each other
-Don’t care if its really gross or not
-“ I have to take a shit i’ll be right back”
-“ok but make sure to wipe your ass”
-“…”
-“what?”
-Okay maybe they can be a little too personal
-H O S H I
-I S
-V e r y P r o t e c t i v e
-He doesn’t like it when people hit on you
-Like
-At all
-Will fight anyone who dare toughest his sis
-He is a secret Tiger Mom

Hope you enjoy! ^^ 

anonymous asked:

HC: the crew adopts a teAM DOG ! (I just want to see everyone's reactions to it 😍💕

heck YYEEAHHHHH. the dog is a big dog and their name is Peanut

Lance:

  • Lance is a dog boy my guy he’s basically a puppy himself so you can imagine his tail wagging when they find a dog-like alien creature
  • his family probably had a dog back home so it makes him feel all nostalgic and he definitely is so happy he’s tearing up
  • Lance suggests they name the dog after Queen Bey. Allura totally thinks Lance is talking about a real queen, until Hunk explains to her that Lance is talking about a cultural icon
  • the big floofer is super excitable so whenever they see how excited Lance gets they get even more excited and pounce on Lance, whose lanky frame can’t withstand the power of a big dog and Lance gets crushed on the floor, lovingly
  • Peanut can tell when Lance gets sad and goes to comfort him whenever he gets the sniffles. sometimes Lance just sits there for a while hugging them
  • Peanut always steals Lance’s things because they like to play, and Lance can almost never get his things back because he doesn’t have enough strength in his noodle arms to wrestle them from Peanut’s massive bite power. he as to call Keith or Hunk for backup
  • Lance paints Peanut’s nails blue. they have matching nails

Keith:

  • Keith doesn’t do well with high-maintenance animals, but he has to admit having a dog on the team is pretty therapeutic
  • when they first met, Keith kept trying to throw stuff to get Peanut to run in the opposite direction of him, but they just thought it was a fun game of fetch and always got the Thing and brought it back to Keith, all slobbery and chewed up
  • tbh who would win a staring contest Peanut or Keith? I don’t know
  • they both have super keen senses so in battle, Keith finds out he works really well with them both in sleuthing and combat. Keith can’t believe he’s bonding with a dog but before he knows it Peanut is his right hand pup
  • Keith shares his food and space juice with them because they’re pals who cares if they’re a dog
  • when they’re out on different planets, Peanut brings Keith a random souvenir. sometimes it’s a speckled rock, other times it’s a piece of tin. Keith keeps the collection in his room

Pidge:

  • this is a big fluffing dog guys…they’re probably as big as Pidge and much heavier than her. Pidge can stand up straight and look Peanut in the eye to assert her dominance
  • when Peanut goes on missions and Pidge is being reckless again, sometimes they swoop in, grab Pidge by the paladin Collar™, and drag her out of the line of fire
  • Pidge made a collar with a tracking device in it so if they ever run off they can find them again. she calls it the GPPS—Galactic Peanut Positioning System
  • when Coran makes gross food she’ll sneak some of it to Peanut under the table
  • tbh Pidge is probably the happiest that they found a dog in the far reaches of outer space. her family had a dog back on earth so having a dog on the team made her feel a little bit closer to them
  • Pidge was behind the name Peanut, because, peanut!!!
  • also because it reminds her of peas, and her dad loves peas

Hunk:

  • Hunk has both the best and the worst doggy voice. he’s a super sap and baby talks to the pupper and whenever he does, Peanut howl-talks back
    • “Did you hear that guys?? Peanut just said I Love You!!! Awwww good dog”
  • Hunk likes to make experimental dog food, which Peanut loves 100% no matter what
  • unlike Pidge, Hunk likes it when Peanut is there while he’s tinkering with stuff. he’ll teach Peanut which tool is the wrench so they can fetch it for him when he needs it
  • Hunk likes to give Peanut all kinds of nicknames. Pea, Snow Pea, Peanut Butter Pup, Slobberface…
  • Hunk is the type to be casually flirty, even in a platonic way?? he’ll act like Peanut is his df like, he’ll call Peanut his Boo and when he gets back from missions he’ll call out like “Peanut I’m home didya miss me??”
  • when the team asks him about Shay he’ll get nervous and is like, “I can’t hear you guys, Peanut is calling for me. sorry guys..you know how it is with the bae”
  • Hunk can kinda lift Peanut but it’s way too much work and he’d rather let them knock him over so they can lay on the floor and relax together

Shiro:

  • the dog is a huge comfort to Shiro. Peanut can tell when Shiro is feeling bad and they’re always there to comfort him with licks and nudges and cuddles
  • Shiro is the only one who fully commits to lifting the pupper, though not for too long. Peanut takes advantage of this and whenever they want to be coddled they’ll act like the tiniest puppy and jump at Shiro so he’ll cradle them like a baby
  • when Shiro is giving out orders, the dog gets really excited and likes to boof in the background as if they, too, are giving orders
  • whenever Shiro tries to scold Peanut, they think Shiro is being playful
    • Shiro: oh no….Peanut did you chew on Lance’s slipper? Bad dog, that’s not a play thing
    • Shiro: *tries to grab Lance’s slipper*
    • Peanut: *pulls back like it’s a game of tug o war*
  • Shiro tries to be mad at Peanut, he really does, but they’re just so relentlessly cheerful that he can’t not smile at their antics

Allura:

  • okay just kidding Allura is the other person who can lift the pupper, except it’s even easier for her, especially if she grows
  • Peanut likes to stand in line with the other Paladins, which Allura finds absolutely hilarious. she’ll be giving a completely serious speech to the Paladins about perseverance, and then as soon as she looks at Peanut, sittin there acting like a defender of the universe, she loses all her composure and starts giggling. she rolls with it though and gives Peanut instructions and training sessions alongside the team
  • Peanut is her special Puppy Paladin
  • she is the second-worst offender of the doggy voice. just imagine her bending down to hold the sides of the puppy’s face and just going all googly over them
  • she does get frustrated with them at times though. one time she caught Peanut peeing in the halls of the castle and she released a horrified screech and a slurred, relentless stream of No’s
  • she might love the pupper with abandon but training them is so tiresome. when they don’t listen to her she needs someone to steady her before she blows her top off
    • Allura: okay puppy, you’re going to jump through these three hoops, crawl through this tunnel, then tuck and roll onto the landing mat, okay? I believe in you!
    • dog: does Not That
    • Allura: The Level Of Disrespect
  • when she just needs time to relax and get away from the stress of defending the universe, Peanut lets her sink into their side and they just lay there together, napping. sometimes she’ll vent to Peanut about missing her home, and even though Peanut doesn’t understand a word, the shine in Peanut’s eyes in response is fairly reassuring

Coran:

  • Coran likes to use nunvil and mold Peanut’s fluff around their snout into a mustache
  • “why don’t we call them Coran Jr.?”
  • Peanut likes to steal Coran’s socks and make him chase them around the castle
  • tbh Coran is just really happy that Peanut likes his food
  • “At least someone around here appreciates my cooking”
  • the other Paladins help take care of Peanut, but a lot of times they’re out on missions or tired from said missions, so Coran doesn’t mind stepping in
  • bathing Peanut is a MESS. Peanut splashes around everywhere and can’t sit still, and then before Coran can dry them off they do the Dog Shake. imagine that scene from Beethoven
  • Coran tries to train Peanut to be a showdog. he’s unsuccessful, but Peanut’s attempts to march around the room like they’re showing off for judges are really cute

thesadnesshotline  asked:

ohh you changed your theme PRETTYYYYY <3; 4, 1, 21, 31, 42, 51, 69, 84, 96!! :)

1. What’s your middle name, and do you like it?
No middle name on here for you (also I thought you knew this already lmao, I can tell you in the chat) ;^D But it starts with an A and I didn’t like it as a kid but now I’m fine with it!

4. What is your life goal?
As I told Sarah: to get a corgi. Maybe also to, y’know, find a guy and reproduce lmao.

21. What is one of your bad habits?
Probably hating people so easily. I just don’t like people lmao.

31. Have you ever been on a date?
Kind of but not really? Does it count when it’s with your current partner? If not then nope.

42. Favourite song right now?
“You Give Love A Bad Name” @ dalmie ( @purrsephonesims ) because our chat is not good enough for her.

51. Were you a cute kid?
Sarah says I was so I guess? Lmao

69. If you received enough money to never need to work again, what would you spend your time doing?
Probably still work because I’d get bored. Also spend a lot of time with animals :’ )

84. If you could time travel, would you go to the past or the future?
The past because I’d rather not know how shit everything will be in the future lmao.

96. What’s something you can’t do no matter how hard you try?
Uh… I don’t even know lmao. Getting my shit together?

I absolutely have to shout out a few people.

@myaimlessuniverse thank you for noticing all the small and cute things that Niall does for me to gif. Thank you for supporting me and being honest when something looks weird and looking at three gifs in three different speeds to tell me which one works best. Without this woman, we would not have this. 

Also @melissas173 thank you for listening to me tell you I hate everything about everything and I am going to delete the world. You are truly a kind and patient soul with me and I adore you for that. Your words of encouragement help me so much and thank you for looking at my gifs and telling me they are fine when I get all crazy about them. This is the woman who is going to hold me up when the Slow Hands video comes out. This is her favorite gif (I think.)

And finally @sweetniallofmine, her paragraph isn’t going to be as long, just because she is the reason for all of this. And all I need to say is I love you. She knows the rest.