and maybe even love

You know what movie I will always be proud of?

Alien vs. Predator.

Why?

Because it was a stupid premise that was going to get people’s butts in seats for one reason and one reason only, and that was to see the Alien fight the Predator, so they could literally do whatever they wanted with the rest of the movie, they didn’t care, so what did they do?

Put Sanaa Lathan in as the lead, gave her a shield made of an alien’s crest and a spear made of an alien’s tail and said “go fight alongside the Predator to save the world from an Alien Queen”, and that’s what she did. They didn’t have to do that, they could have had a white guy, they could have had a white woman, a black man, even, but no, they went with a black woman and made her incredible. And when she fought her way to the end of that movie, they made sure that the most dangerous hunters in the galaxy recognized her and respected her, and they marked her because they decided “You are a paragon of your species and we honor you as one of our own” so in this universe when the Predators think of the Best that Humanity has to offer, they imagine the face of a black woman of science with long curly hair. 

THAT IS ALL.

You know what, the ‘suddenly, there’s 5 more Winter Soldiers’ subplot

has gotten a lot of flack, and I don’t disagree that it could and should have been handled a lot better, but even as it is, I really really like what it says, or rather, confirms about Bucky.

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Team Free Will so far on season 12

Look, thank you. Thank you. Knowing you, it… it’s been the best part of my life. And the things that… the things we’ve shared together, they have changed me. You’re my family. I love you. I love all of you. Just please… please, don’t make my last moments be spent watching you die. Just run. Save yourselves.

Others have probably articulated this better, but I just really fucking love how Niall is breaking every rule in the book about what boy band members are supposed to do when they go solo. He talks with pride about One Direction’s music, what they achieved together, and the doors it has opened for him as a solo artist. Instead of distancing himself from 1D, he is telling new fans that they should be giving 1D’s music a listen, and avidly supporting his 1D bandmates in their solo projects. Instead of reinventing himself with a brand new image, he has seamlessly transitioned to solo stardom by keeping the focus on his music. He is proving that boy band members don’t have to disavow their past, whether implicitly or explicitly, to be successful as solo artists. And he is achieving solo success despite, or perhaps because of, that. All power to him.

The legend herself

haven’t drawn a night sky in a while so now the boys are stargazing

here’s the second of the two commissions i asked the amazing awesome talented superstar inspiration man @earthprincewu to do for me!!! it’s my very first D&D oc, Gaktial!!! 

she’s a half-orc barbarian with a love for gold and for doing things her way, blunt but loyal to a fault. she looks so adorable and amazing and beautiful and everything i wanted in his style!!! i love her expressions too because she’d def do those!!!! and i love how everything is honestly!!!!! thank you thank you thank you toby so so much for the two lovely pieces!!!!!!!!!

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HOW TO MAKE NAOKI JEALOUS…

…. definitely has got something to do with a guy and Kotoko’s face.

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omgcpwomenfest femlash/wlw day

Georgia Martin/Suzanne Bittle based on @des-zimbits Gay Hockey Moms AU

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I’m the Avatar.

mari waits with childish glee as yoshiko continues chatting away, not focused on her spoon as it dips, slowly, agonisingly slowly, into the jar labelled sugar - only mari knows it’s not sugar, but salt. earlier, before everyone arrived, she swapped around the labels, knowing that yoshiko would come in and spoon her regular three spoons of sugar into her mug (a true waste of the coffees original aromatic flavour, but she digresses-)

yoshiko takes her three spoonfuls and stirs her coffee, all the while focused on talking to riko, who also doesn’t seem to have noticed mari’s misdemeanour. excellent. she waits behind her teacup, grinning madly, waiting, waiting, as yoshiko takes a sip. a long draught. and she sets her mug back down on the coaster.

‘wow mari, is this a new blend?’ yoshiko says as if she hadn’t just ingested coffee with three whole spoons (heaped spoons, at that) of pure salt, and in that moment, mari realises she has never met a more threatening opponent.

If you don’t think Percy still gets flustered around Annabeth, then what are you doing?

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I’ve been in a serious art funk. For about three weeks I haven’t been able to produce ANYTHING except for a painting for my friend of her dogs. I have barely touched my tablet, it was discouraging to even scribble anything out, and it felt like my will to art had vanished. My day job has also been bearing down on me and its just. been a drag.

So naturally ive been playing pokemon. And I found a new appreciation I had never had for Hawlucha. I kind of love everything about it? So I had to draw it. Here is my hawlucha currently in my pokemon X file i’m working through. She is a good girl named Shiner because she was found with a black eye and a chip on her shoulder. But yeah. I should be back to my commissions very soon (like tomorrow!) and streaming art and games again. Until then, enjoy some smol Brawlbirds.