and it gets a lot of things right

Analysis of Skills: Allura

Allura is an incredibly strong, determined and compassionate character and is the driving force of the entire series. She has a lot of power which is either untouched or not shown to us and here are some of the things I found while digging at her character

 Coran / Shiro / Keith / Pidge / Lance / Hunk

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My take on Rainbow’s family. I just. loved Dash’s parents. a lot., They are so supportive and proud of her daughter. I also get why RD wouldn’t want them to know about the wonderbolt thing (because they can be a bit embarrassing and extra, lets be honest) but I still love Windy and Bow with all my heart and wished my parents were half as supportive and lovely as them…. This episode was really grey, imo, because everyone was a bit wrong but right at the same time. I adored it ^^ And I’m so happy Scoots finally gets the love and support she deserves. I don’t know what the show wanted to do with her at the end, having Rainbow’s parents showering her with all that love, but I’m definitely making her Dash’s adopted little sister in my headcanons, because heck, that’s the family she needs and deserves!

About the pic, I headcanon Bow as a hawaiian and Windy as a chinese, which would make Dash biracial! I still gotta work in the designs tho, but all in due time…

all right but i was playing pirate warriors 3 and this cute af interaction happened where marco showed up to fight me while i was playing as usopp and said “fire bird star…..that’s not a bad skill.”  


anonymous asked:

So I can understand your annoyance at the banwave and stuff, but you do realise you are breaking TOS with homebrew, right? Like, it's totally against their ruling and while I have nothing against homebrew myself you shouldn't be getting annoyed at Nintendo for what it does.

you’re technically correct but completely missing the point. Nintendo is a relic attempting to lock us out of services we have paid for, doing things that a lot of video game companies endorse or at least allow nowadays, or at least prevent in substantially less dickish ways. I just transferred them all to games but if I had been blocked from Pokemon Bank, a service I pay for, and lost over a decade of childhood memories, I would have been justifiably distraught. 

This is absolutely an extension of Nintendo’s general user un-friendliness, their until-recent affinity for region locking, their terrible as hell virtual console service and online services, their constant tactic of false scarcity, their spats with youtubers, and so many other things.  Nintendo is a company with a compulsion for control in a way other companies don’t have, trying to craft artificial value in their products to have some sort of Disney-like image to mask the fact that they are a bunch of incompetent old men in suits holed up in a shitty office in Tokyo. 

anonymous asked:

You're a lot more patient with a lot of your asks than I would be in your shoes... I get so irritated when fans try to pit Stan and Ford against each other like one is in the right and the other is wrong. I mean, having a preference is fine, but I feel like taking a side and then blaming the other is kind of missing the whole point of their story arc.

Oh, it definitely irritates me when people compare them or solely place blame on only one of them. I love Ford and will admit he was wrong in some of the things he did, but I will stand up for him where I need to. I’m certainly not a fan of people comparing them to say who was more at fault. I think they were equally at fault. But I agree, having a favorite character is so much different than placing worth on certain characters because of their accomplishments or taking away their worth simply because they messed up or because they did this or that. It’s definitely a disservice to Stan and Ford’s stories.

So I’ve been thinking about this for a while, but a lot of people bring up should people be getting so upset over a children’s cartoon? My answer is definitively: of course. Criticism has a right to exist because Steven Universe is good??? and yet people can still find legitimate things wrong with it. Is it a children’s cartoon? sure, but it mainly appeals and caters to teens and young adults, hence all the grown adults cosplaying, making theories, fanfic, fanart, etc… of SU.

I don’t have to objectively like every single episode because it’s a children’s cartoon, they’re writing far above that of a level of Thomas the tank engine or TTG and you all know it. That’s why Lion 3 was nominated for an Emmy because of its writing that can be simplified enough for children to understand, but has deep enough layers for adults to appreciate. And I find it really rude people have the nerve to call Steven Universe just a kid’s show when the writers put so much effort into some of these episodes. The fact that constructive criticism exist for SU is a good thing, even if you don’t like it, because it shows SU has that privilege to be judged with a critical eye because of its off and on writing, its characters, its messages, and its themes. You can’t ignore what SU has done and what it’s tackled and then just dumb it down by saying it’s a kid’s show.

On that note, if you don’t care, like, or agree with criticism that’s fine, I couldn’t care less, but don’t say that because it’s a kid’s cartoons that it’s allowed to be shitty because SU isn’t Thomas the tank engine, give it the respect it deserves.

anonymous asked:

I honestly want to die. I can't get happy. I fake smiles. I want to run away from everything I am thinking and feeling...I can't take this anymore. Today I was driving home from the gym and I was in my neighborhood and closed my eyes for a second and thought I should crash and die. This has been happening a lot. I also blank out a lot now too. I want to cut again or overdose. Or both? I can't handle life. Currently crying. I needed to vent. Sorry for all the trouble and crap I just gave you...

listen to me, anon. no matter how terrible everything seems right now, no matter how difficult, pointless, and tiring life seems, things WILL get better. i can promise you that because i’ve been in this place before myself, and now i am learning to love life again. please hang on. there are so many wonderful things in the world that you still need to experience!! there’s so many people that you haven’t even met yet that you’re going to love!! so many cute pets that you’re going to pet!! so many rainbows you’re going to see!! so many bars of chocolate that you’re going to eat!! so many flowers that you’re going to smell!! please, hang on so that you can experience all of these things one day <3. my favorite person in the whole world once told me “to make it to the good days, you have to find the courage to hold on through the bad days”, and i think that applies here. please don’t give up, anon. please don’t hurt yourself or end your life. please. you can make it, and one day you’ll look back and be so happy that you did. i believe in you. if you need to talk, message me on my main, @sapphic-stardustt. i’m here for you, and i’m cheering you on. hang in there <3.

-mod nova


Let’s talk about some things, friends.

•Ben says Lonnie is like a sibling. How cute is that? Also, this means that Mulan and Belle probably hang out a lot so that’s a fun thought, right?

•Ben is a wonderful king? I cannot get over the intelligence, kindness, and patience of this character. He’s so sweet. Bless.

•Mal is an insecure little nugget. But she loves her friends with all her heart.

•Headcanon: Sophie is not straight.

•Doug is also a precious baby? It’s clear how much he cares for Evie and I love it. And him.

•Herky, Aziz, Li'l Shang… amazing. That made me really.happy.and I don’t know why.

•Carlos made the R.O.A.R. team before Jay!

•Jay is R.O.A.R. captain!

•Chad Charming full-on sobbing after Audrey breaks up with him is a hysterical mental image.

•Some plot inconsistencies where fixed (ex. Harry, CJ, and Harriet are canon SIBLINGS!)! Thank you, Melissa De La Cruz!

I’m so excited for Descendants 2 now! What about you guys?

welcometotheartistslair  asked:

I hope your games gets to be as big, popular, well debated, and as loved as Homestuck was, with a fan base lasting even longer

Omg, that is so sweet of you, rly! Imagine that? That would be so cool! I’m already surprised on how things are going right now! Every new download and follower I’m like dancing~ Although I just want people to have fun, having a lot of them having fun is always best! :3 It’s awesome knowing that people are enjoying and that I can make some days brighter! I feel that this game is so alive already with people sharing their opinions and showing that they care… That’s the real important thing! To have people who like your work despite any flaws that it may have :3

anonymous asked:

I'm not sure if you remember me, but a long time ago I asked about therapy, and how I wanted to make things right. I ended up not going, because after I said I wanted to, my mom told me "then you're not ill. Mentally unstable people do not want to get help." But your ask helped a lot, and I have a screenshot of it saved on my phone and highlighted. I may be one of the many anons you've helped, but your advice gave me so much hope. Thank you so much. Can I call you mom? You're very sister like.

I’d prefer to just say “Iris” because “mom” makes me feel old and responsible for others, and I’m definitely not either.

Mentally stable AND unstable people seek help from therapy all the time. I’m alarmed by this ask and I’m going to say something triggering so I’m placing a cut here.

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anonymous asked:

(1) That metaphor about representation got me thinking about my own fanfic. The 'good kid' in that scenario whould be a straight cis person who knows that LGBTQ+ people have to be represented, but doesn't do a particularly good job of it. Is that correct? I'm a straight cis dude writing Tracemaker (formerly WidowTracer) and I try to get things right, even though I know I can't possibly know and implement everything that has to be implemented.

(2) So what would that make me? The new friend who was sick that day and belatedly submits a more adequate drawing that still has some flaws and inaccuracies? I’m asking because I came across a lot of negativity towards straight/cis/white people writing about underrepresented groups and it made me sad. Tracemaker is what I want to write, and I want to write it well.

Well, in that metaphor, the ‘good kid’ did a forced representation, because they didn’t really want to. To me, that’s a little different that someone wanting to represent and write queer folks. 

As a non-lesbian, you will probably never write lesbians as well as a lesbian. That doesn’t mean that you can’t do a really, really good job and write something awesome, though! You just don’t have the insight that a lesbian has. You can make up for that a lot by consulting, researching, reading, reading, reading, books and stories and accounts of people who are lesbians to get a ‘feel’ for what the issues are and what the dynamic is. I don’t believe at all that a non-queer person can’t write queer characters well, if they do their consultation and homework. It’s also necessarily to listen to (respectful and appropriate) feedback if queer folks think you’re getting it wrong. 

As a side point, though: I also don’t been non-queer writers should take the place of queer writers on the staff of development writing teams or in studios, no matter how well they write. It means a lot to queer people to write queer characters. I love it that there’s a bunch of queer people in the development of Tracer, for example. I think that was important. 

If you want to write Widowtracer/Tracemaker, just do it and enjoy it, with reference to what I said above :)

there has been a lot of drama, i am mutual with a lot of these people and personally i felt it was not my place to get involved. i will not pick sides because these are matters that i have no right to comment on. 

the one thing i will say that as someone who has received anon hate in the past, do not go into people’s asks to start fights. if you feel like you cannot have a professional discussion with another individual, block them

these past few days have everyone on edge with what has been coming out bts. and i know things are only going to get worse. i’m not here to police what people post in their blogs and is properly tagged. but don’t go into people’s asks to start fights and send hate. do not crosstag. the block option is there for a reason. 

if we can’t be civil to each other, it is better to just not interact to one another and this goes to both sides. 

we cannot be hypocritical when it comes to bullying and harassment. 

So, I stopped relying on daydreams to get through all this emotional stuff I’ve been going through.

Good news - I have a lot more free time, which I’ve devoted to writing and reading. It’s a lot more fulfilling and I feel better when I go to sleep.

Bad news - I’m exhausted. I never realized how much emotional baggage I was covering up through these daydreams. I’m doing my best to identify these issues and adapt better coping skills. It’s working. But giving the stress of this and the wedding, I mean… I’m just feeling run down right now.

In a couple of weeks, things will be better. They’ll be a lot better. I’ll be in a good place because I’m setting myself up for that. But right now, I’m just stressed, sore, and tired.

anonymous asked:

You know I was reading some of your asks/answers and realized that you, as a teacher, can get into a lot of trouble with your views regarding lgbt people and their rights. I mean, in my country people are very conservative, but I can imagine that in a former communist state like Romania, things can be the same or even worse.

The thing is I only have my opinions, so I only get in trouble for not shutting up and for annoying people.

But I assume you can imagine how much it sucks for a fellow friend and teacher who is bisexual and in a relationship with a woman. Had she been anything else, there would not have been any problems, but she has to keep her relationship a secret, because she can lose her job and even the pupils she is home tutoring.

how i write meme

is there a snack you like to eat while writing?
That’s largely dependent upon what we have in the house. Sometimes I’ll nibble on something but usually I’m fine with tea (and @damalur’s helpful reminders to drink it).

what time of day do you usually write?
Midday–which is inconvenient because I’m usually at work. This has led to a lot of small scrap papers when I don’t have my journal or a computer/phone nearby. Then there’s in bed at night, usually right after I’ve decided it’s time to go to sleep.

where do you write?
On my couch downstairs, in the bathtub, or in bed.

how often do you write a new thing?
At least one big thing a month, a few small things a week. A lot of these you guys never see, but @alamorn or @goddamnrey get pestered about a lot of them.

do you listen to music while you write?
I don’t, usually. If I start to, for inspiration, it’ll play itself off and I won’t notice. I do play while I walk for ideas before writing.

paper or laptop?
Laptop. I have handwriting that I literally cannot decipher later. I do sometimes outline using flashcards a la storyboarding.

do you have a special pre-writing ritual?
Not really. Usually I end up in the middle of writing without thinking about it.

what do you do to get into the writing?
Listen to music alone, usually walking. If I’m stuck on a scene or up my own ass, I talk to @goddamnrey or @alamorn.

do you have a reward system for word counts?

is there anything else about your writing process your readers don’t know?
I think there’s a lot but it’s not very interesting or different than how others write. I want scenes to hit emotionally but I’m very interested in how they fit into the wider plot so I get very…organized. Like I don’t want to be repeating myself over and over. I’m an incredibly organized writer, who keeps everything, I guess. 

this has been in my drafts for a while so I don’t know who’s done it! tagging anyone who wants to give it a go :D!


[170528] EXO’rDIUM Kyungsoo Ending Ment

“Today, I’ve watched everyone. To have gathered here altogether, to have waved the lightsticks and danced along with us, it allowed me to work even harder to put up a better stage. To those that have worked hard to put together this stage - the staff that have worked so hard for us, manager hyungs, Shim Jaewon hyung, and all of you who have come today, I want to express my heartfelt thanks. (Bows 90 degrees) To always be extending so much love to us is a difficult thing, and we will continue to work hard so that we can present a better side of us to everyone. Do you understand? (Fans reply yes) We will really work very hard. I hope that everyone will continue to anticipate and everyone must have perspired a lot today right? Please eat good food when you get home, have a warm shower and I hope to be able to recollect today later before I sleep. That way, I can dream, I’ll want to dream (about all of you) tonight. Travel safe on your way home!”


“Season one was all about the sensates getting to know what it meant to be a sensate. Now that we know more how to visit and share and we’re gaining control over it, we are together a lot, so the choreography is interesting.[…] Especially when all eight of us are in a scene, it’s very interesting to make sure we’re all doing the right thing and facing the right way, finding our light and not blocking anyone out. To see the way it all comes together in editing always blows my mind.” - Jamie Clayton

anonymous asked:

i'm in love with your story and i've been wanting to make one of my own but don't know how to get started, both story wise and gameplay wise. any tips?

Sandy’s Masterpost for writing a Sim Story!  ✍

I’m so glad you like my story! But I know how it feels not knowing where to start when it comes to writing, it’s so frustrating. So, below I’ve put together a bunch of helpful links that I’ve either used in the past or believe will be useful to you, and any other aspiring storytellers! 

🌸 Inspiration: 

🌸 Planning:

🌸 Plot Developement:

🌸 Character Development:

🌸 Dialogue:

🍁 Pose List Rec:

🍁Lot List Rec:

🍁 Mod List Rec:

🍁 Tutorials:

🍁 Reshade:

❄️ Character Page Rec: (for your blog)


❄️ Some Stories/Legacies that Inspire Me:

This is everything I could think of nonny! I am by no means a great, or even a particularly good storyteller, but I sincerely hope this post helps you, and others, get started! If you ever want to chat more, come off anon and we can talk story ideas! And that applies to all of y’all! 💖

Why the SPN mixtape scene from 12x19 is screenwriting gold, and should be taught to the next generations of screenwriters everywhere - analysis

20 seconds. Two lines of dialogue, three gestures, a couple more camera angles. Episode 19, season 12 of a genre TV show “Supernatural”. A single strike of screenwriting and cinematic genius. The mixtape scene.

Robert Berens and Meredith Glynn, I bow before you.

This scene should be used as an example for future screenwriters how you can put maximum of meaning into minimal time and dialogue. Should be analyzed and taught at universities everywhere, how to achieve the most using the least. How to write for TV, where you only have less than an hour to built something spectacular.


Let’s just peel off all the layers of these 20 seconds of footage and these 13 words. 13 WORDS.

(Cas knocks, Dean doesn’t say anything. Cas opens the door, apologizes for disturbing Dean in his room, and then takes a cassette tape out of his left inside coat pocket, and puts it on the desk, while tapping the label on it that says “Deans (sic!) top 13 Zepp traxx”.)

Cas: Um, I just wanted to return this.

Dean: It’s a gift. You keep those.

13 tracks. 13 words. The future. So number thirteen is important for the future. I mean, are you trying to tell us something here, writers?

(Dean takes the tape, oustreches his arm, and gives it back to Cas. We see Cas’ hand grabbing the tape, and taking it back.)

That tiny scene is ENORMOUS from the perspective of the narrative and the characterization. Let’s see what we can get out of it. (Prepare yourself: it’s gonna be long. Damn, how much meta can you write based on 20 seconds of television and two lines of dialogue?) (Hint: A lot.)

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