and not all of them can make the world team

Monster Factory creations ranked by power

Rank: D

While very weak and lacking any good combat skills, Squirtle has great speed, accuracy, and potential to become stronger which prevents him from being an F

Rank: A

A cyborg cat mimicking the popular orange cartoon cat with extreme acrobatic, fighting capability, control over the internet, and no known weakness (besides Mondays), however he is far more focused on lasagna jpegs than actually fighting

Rank: C

Completely average in any way, the only advantage any of them have is in social situations and hierarchy (Special agent and a business man)

Rank: A

Similar to G.A.R.F.I.E.L.D. D-Bomb sports extreme physical strength, extreme agility, and is unkillable, however unlike G.A.R.F.I.E.L.D. D-Bomb is a remorseless kill far more focused on destruction and chaos than lasagna

Rank: B

An extraordinary wrestler created as a clone of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, while a mutated monster of the original he is far more powerful than the original

Rank: S

Possessed by an eldritch god, Truck has mutated far beyond what he once was, continuing to spread, an unstoppable being

Rank: C

A combination of Angela Lansbury and dinosaur DNA allows Dino-Lansbury to reign at C rank, while the average old person lies within the D rank, other than her hybrid body there is nothing extraordinary about her besides that her body is able to produce jam by eating fruit

Rank: D

Other than his shape shifting powers and sturdy body, the Boy-Mayor is very weak as he lives the mayor life, using his words over his fists, however due to his position as the mayor of Second Life, one should not confront him for various reasons

Rank: C

The strongest C rank on the list, while very acrobatic and powerful, his lack of using guns is what holds him back, however he shows much potential to continue without guns, he does have great influence over others as he was able to fully ban guns securing his spot as the strongest C rank

Rank: A

With extreme physical strength, extreme agility, knowledge of all existing spells, and the ability to clone himself and others, Chiquita Dave is the only creature able to fight with G.A.R.F.I.E.L.D. and D-Bomb with both strength and numbers

Rank: S

An indestructible god capable of altering reality around her to the point of affecting other worlds, the strongest monster of them all, far more powerful than Truck, G.A.R.F.I.E.L.D., D-Bomb, and Chiquita Dave

Rank: F

It’s just Bart Simpson, anyone can beat Bart in a fight

Rank : B

Alone Randy is still a B and PanPan would be a simple D due to his weak body, however together they make and amazing team with Randy Johnson’s throwing capabilities and PanPan’s small body and pointed head, together they make a solid B rank

Rank: D

A small weak creature heavily affected by vaping, severely limiting her abilities

Rank: ?

Due to his limited screen time it is unknown how powerful he truly is, it is estimated he would be within the range of a high C to a mid B

Rank: B

A fairly strong beings, able to wield magic and the Steve Harvey Shield, the #Noid his a mid or even a high B rank, while able to collect Final Pam souls, this does not affect his rank

Rank: B

Almost as powerful as Dwayne “The Pebble” Johson, what Jorstin lacks in head durability he makes up for in rudeness and Honky Tonk mans

Rank: C

A weak C rank, low skill level at everything he tries, the very few fights he can win are against weaker opponents or by the skin of his teeth, good at shouting

Rank: C

Only remarkable things about Totino’s is his connection to the Boy-Mayor of Second Life and the ability to summon pizzas of varying sizes

Rank: B

A somewhat skilled Sly Cooper cosplaying warrior, proficient with a pole and at kicking people

Rank: D

Although he looks powerful, he is terrible at the king’s game: jolf

Rank: B

A very physically strong crime stopper that will stop at nothing to eat crime in the most nonviolent way possible, such as sending criminals to Dairy Queen

Rank: B

The successor to dogs, Jaa’m is superior to them in every way

Rank: B

Having the power of all of the Shrek movies combines, Shreck is a powerful creature on par with Jaa’m

Rank: B

An off shoot of the Shreck species, however they have not evolved to be a strong as the current Shreck line

Rank: B

A second subspecies of the Shreck line, usually found around Shrecks

Rank: A

Being the daughter of the legendary Final Pam and Parappa the Rapper Turbo Vicki is an extraordinary being, master at all sports and an unstoppable creature, even death can not stop her as she will reincarnate as her daughter

Rank: F

Dick Cheney is a weak old man who is terrible at sports

Creating a Character Arc for D&D

So I saw someone ask a question that I myself have asked before. I have seen the problem take place all the time with no one really knowing what the problem is and whether or how to fix it. That question was:

How do I make a character that I won’t get bored with?

I have often seen people make characters that seem really cool and badass and have plenty of backstory and are incomparably unique. Yet, they will get bored of it after a session or two and want to kill off their special character to make a new one. This will go on with people making new characters and never getting attached to one. The solution to the problem is complex with many intricacies, but the main focus of the problem for many people, I think, is that their character has no story.

Creating a Character with a Story

A story, when referring to a character, is how that character changes over time; their character arc. D&D 5e tries to solve this by forcing players to choose aspects of their character background including their character’s traits, flaws, ideals, and bonds. This is all well and dandy, but this alone won’t define a character arc. To create a character arc, figure out how you want your character’s story to begin and how it should end using those four background characteristics.

Traits: A character’s traits could change over time. They don’t have to, but it can create an interesting character. Traits make a character who they are, and in an RPG it is often a reflection of the player. So while traits can change, I would probably suggest to change a flaw, ideal, or bond before a trait.

  • A trait could become more specific, like from “angry” to “vengeful” once they understand why they are angry. Think of the trait as evolving.
  • A trait could disappear or be replaced after some moral turning point, like a callous character becoming guilt-ridden or even benevolent after they see the sort of pain they have caused firsthand.
  • A trait can become reinforced or strengthened based on their decisions. An antihero’s traits would likely follow this route. “Do you see what happens when you trust people? They betray you!”

Flaws: A flawed character is a great character, but a character arc involves a person being confronted by their flaws. Their flaws directly oppose their goal. When faced by their flaws, they either choose to suffer their flaw or overcome it. This is why sequels are usually terrible. A character that heroically overcame its flaw in the first movie is now un-flawed. Be aware of this in an RPG. The character should always have a flaw, even after overcoming a flaw. The only time they should ever NOT be flawed is at the very end of a campaign, facing off against the main antagonist, using all they have learned on their heroic journey.

  • A flaw could be worsened. Usually a good early option in a character’s arc, as things seem bleaker and bleaker for your character until they manage to overcome the flaw later in the game’s story.
  • A flaw could evolve or become more specific, much like a trait.
  • A flaw can disappear or be replaced, especially later in the story once it has been challenged by the game’s story.

Ideals: A character’s ideal is what they believe in. Maybe it’s a religion, moral code, or instinct. A character’s ideal is a great concept that can change in a game. This is where you see tragic falls from hero to villain or redemption arcs from villain to hero. In an RPG, a good player will have strong ideals and a good GM will recognize those ideals and challenge them. This is the moral quandary, and it’s the player’s job to identify it and make a choice that will affect their character forever. Changing an ideal should always be some sort of turning point in a story.

Bonds: A character’s bonds in D&D 5e are their ties to the in-game world. It’s a fabulous definition because it’s sort of like asking “why are you playing this character?” right to your face. If your character has a family, then your character probably cares for them. Or not. If your character had a mentor, you are probably on a sort of hero’s journey from nobody to somebody. If you have no ties to any person in the game world then you are (or should be) finding a reason to belong, maybe a team of other heroes, perhaps? Your bond can affect how your ideals, flaws, and traits change, and they can change your bonds, in turn. Your character makes new memories, meets new people, and experiences new things all the time.


Update all of these things at the end of every session. Whether or not they ended up changing that day, making a habit of checking each session will keep you invested in your character and help to create a character arc. In addition, know where your character begins their arc and how it will end. Talk with the DM about your plans, and they should add some moral and character quandaries to test your character’s… character!

Examples of Character Arcs

Coming of Age: The character begins the game morally or psychologically immature or inexperienced. They grow into a more mature and experienced character by the end of the campaign. A ridiculously blunt way to put it is going from an angsty teen to a true hero. Such an angsty teen could be either a rebellious murder hobo or a distant brooding loner that when a turning point happens, they grow a moral backbone and answer the call to action. Look at Spirited Away, Dead Poets Society, or The Karate Kid.

Redemption: The character begins as a legit villain with evil intentions but finds a reason to change their ways after a turning point. Maybe they find a moral line they won’t cross and then start to wonder if what they have been doing all along is right. The character is not truly redeemed until other players and other people see them as a changed person, which should finally happen at the end of the campaign. Look at Wikus in District 9, Oskar Schindler in Schindler’s List, or Prince Zuko from Avatar, the Last Airbender.

Disillusionment: The character believes in one thing at the beginning of the campaign but slowly discovers that what they believe in is morally wrong, utterly pointless, or a flat-out lie. They may go back and forth between believes a few times before making a transition, or they might be in denial. But by the end of the campaign they have realized the true path. Look at movies like Office Space, The Truman Show, Conspiracy Theory, or Fight Club.

Tragic Fall: The character follows the hero’s journey only to make the wrong choice at every turning point. Their morality comes into question, and they just don’t have it in them to change or become a hero, usually thanks to a “fatal flaw.” At the end of the campaign, this character should either retire, die, or be killed by their flaw to be a true tragedy. Look at Hamlet, Tom Powers in The Public Enemy, and McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Corruption: Unlike the tragic fall, this character is not destined to die. They are destined to become a villain. Rather than refuse a call to action, they have moral quandaries which they make the right choice at first, but then they start to question their choices. They start to think evil is easier or better than good. Then they start making the wrong choices and eventually join or become the villain they were trying to stop in the first place. Look at Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars, Michael Corleone in The Godfather, or Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight.

Cynic to Participant: This character is a loner and cynic and is miserable because of it. They eventually realize that they cannot accomplish what they set out to do without help. They become less selfish and more cooperative with the rest of the adventuring party. Look at The Incredibles, every buddy cop movie where the buddies don’t get along, and every Batman team-up ever.


These are the more common character arcs, but there are plenty of different changes that your character can go through to grow, change, or fall over the course of a D&D campaign. Again, talk with your DM about where you are starting and where you want to end up. That way they can insert those pivotal turning points and put pressure on your flaws and ideals!

Pokemon XY
  • Games: People in red suits want to make the world beautiful or some shit idk
  • Manga: The XY arc is all about the ignorance of everyday people and how a lack of compassion and consideration when one encounters something that would derail them from their main goal can affect others. Paparazzi didn't take X's feelings into consideration and overwhelmed him. Team Flare's motive is nigh inarguable. Celeiosa mentions to Korrina that, despite all the chaos and devastation, people not directly affected are simply trying to go through their everyday lives, living as though trapped to their own fate, and she's absolutely right. Emma, who in this canon was an abused runaway, says that no matter how much she screamed for help, no one would help her. That's why her question of "Even if you defeat Team Flare, do you think they'll be kind to you?" is so polarizing to the protagonist, because she's absolutely right. She says she was okay with being turned into Essentia because, for once in her life, she felt like a human with her own free will and strength when the apathy of the city wouldn't let her truly live. Even at the very end, the people of Lumiose live as though they weren't all about to die, even calling those who saved them "dirty kids" who should be "taken care of." At the very end, the heroes decide to live their lives as usual, becoming just like everyone else, because if they didn't, they'd fall into the despair of feeling like their efforts were for nothing. This conclusion solidifies the morally gray theme of XY, a warning that the true evil of the world lies in apathy, but hyper-obsession is just as dangerous, and sometimes all we can do is keep moving forward.
  • Games: there is also french

gelya-melnikova  asked:

top 5 most likely to make the japan national team :))

Yesterday we all went a little bit emotional with this national team headcanon, and I actually thought about this top 5…a lot. It’s probably one of the hardest because in our eyes most of them are really skilled enough to reach the top and be a part of the national team.

I decided to make this with characters we all know, leaving out people introduced just in the manga. I hope I can stay objective with this one, but I can’t guarantee you that…

1. Ushijima. Let’s face it, this boy is already with one foot there, since he’s the only player selected to participate in the Youth World Championship as Japan’s under 18/19 volleyball representative. It would literally surprise nobody to see him being the first one wearing the red and black jersey. 

Originally posted by neverdandere

2. Oikawa. He’s the setter™ and he honestly just deserves this place more than anyone else. Also imagine for the dramatics of it all, being finally in team with Ushijima…I’d pay to see it, but at the same time I’m more than sure that they’ll manage to work really really well together. After all, among everyone else, Ushijima chose him, this is a testament that there are no other setters as good as him around. 

Originally posted by savyjayjane

3. Kageyama. Speaking of people almost there, our wonderful blueberry has been chosen to train at the all Japan youth training camp, sign that they already got an eye on him and, seeing how immensely skilled and versatile he is, it’s almost obvious that he’s gonna become part of Japan’s national volleyball team in the future. 

Originally posted by seieiryu

(Oikawa would have a blast being in the same team as Ushijima and Kageyama)

4. Tsukishima. Now that he’s “hooked on volleyball” I bet no one could stop him. He’s an incredible middle blocker, his abilities are recognized by everyone (that’s why a certain thing happened short after the Shiratorizawa match) and also he has still A LOT to grow. By the time he’s ready, every team would fight to have him and watch me being in the crowd yelling TSUKKIIIIIII until I have no air left in my lungs

Originally posted by tsukkilatte

5. Bokuto. He might not be the best ace of the country (yet), he’s not a stable player at all, but the national team needs him even just for the effect he has on people. Despite everything, he naturally draws people to him, he inspires and guide them, his power is so mesmerizing he doesn’t just motivate his own team, he motivates the opponents too. There may be spikers stronger than him (not so many tbh), but no one would have the same human impact on a team like he would have. 

Originally posted by imthesixtysqueen

- Bonus: listen you have no idea how mad I am about the fact that no one ever acknowledges how hella good Nishinoya is as a libero. He’s perfect and the national team needs a guardian deity so if it’s not happening I’m gonna personally put him in a box and mail him there ok really he deserves it SO MUCH!!!! 

Originally posted by mamodos

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consider these reddie/losers club hs HCs

this could also be applied to them in like late middle school but cha know. what goes, goes.

  • eddie plays baseball, but he’s absolutely terrible and the baseball team is literally shabby and full of misfits. but !! the losers club attends e v e r y s i n g l e g a m e  
  • eddie is so small that his helmet is too big for him and it like covers his eyes. and he can barely lift the bat and he trips and stumbles a lot.
  • richie gives him all the compliments in the world though to make it better 
  • richie works at a diner and secretly gives eddie all his ice cream for free
  • “are you get into trouble for this?? i have the money to pay-”                        “nah nah it’s all g- ok shh my boss is coming.”
  • beverly dyes her hair/ shaves/ does all new stuff with it on a regular basis
  • two words- ripped. jeans. 
  • can you believe they went to highschool in the 90s like smh JELLY 
  • beverly is in love with flannels more than she is her own bf smh 
  • richie still watches cartoons on nickelodeon (w/ eddie ofc) 
  • “wait shut up- fxckin’ ren and stimpy is on.”
  • stan is a boy scout counselor and he secretly loves it so much 
  • bill does not listen in class he just doodles 24/7
  • eddie is still bullied but he is less vulnerable to it.
  • “yah this is your boy r. tozier, what’s cookin?”  “Uh hey- richie?”                    “o eds! what is it?”  “I am yet again stuck in my locker.”
  • ben hosts anonymous poetry jams for insecure kids like him      
  • consider this- beverly in combat boots
  • “stanley’s wearing jesus sandles!” “richie stop.”
  • RICHIE DRIVES A MOTORCYLE MAY I REPEAT. eddie is so scared for him every time he pulls up anywhere and completely tears up the grass
  • “richie are you aware that roughly 148,000 people die from motorcycle accidents each year”  “yah but im good at driving so-” “HAH.”
  • eddie still eating little triangle pb&j sammiches at lunch
  • vegan mike. v E GAN MIKE.
  • bill drawing pictures for ben’s poetry and beverly coloring it all 
  • “look the three Bs are bonding” - stan
  • “THERE’S A BEE? WHERE-” - eddie
  • mike plays a lot of sports and he’s just too good.
  • reddie (mainly eddie) too afraid to hold hands in school so they just interlock pinkes when sitting next to each other in class or smthn

thats that im too lazy too think of more a[ksdhjfwedsvjew h AH.

Haikyuu Road Trip Music
  • Karasuno: singing along to Disney music at varying levels of enthusiasm
  • Nekoma: blasting Nicki Minaj. Nobody says a word but they all have shades on and most of them are dancing in their seats
  • Datekou: everyone's content to listen silently to jazz and r&b except Futakuchi, who hates that shit
  • Seijou: aggressively listening to bubblegum pop
  • Fukurodani: head banging and singing along to classic rock
  • IM ADDING TO THIS Y'ALL
  • Johzenji: Anything and everything that has a sick beat and you can sing along to. Everyone has such varied tastes in music and they all just want something to listen to and scream lyrics at each other and have fun
  • Wakunan: They listen to stuff like Green Day, Jimmy Eats World, and stuff like that. Some of them actually still like them but some just remember songs from middle school and like the nostalgia.
  • Shiratorizawa: Old school rap. The Sugarhill Gang type of stuff from way back. Ushijima doesn't care for it but the rest of the team makes a game out of who knows the lyrics to the most songs. Ushijima will either keep score for them or have his own headphones in (he's partial to classical and r&b).
  • Nohebi: Show tunes, Broadway and musical music, all that jazz. They love acting out the different parts and putting on voices. They're most partial to the villain songs for some reason

anonymous asked:

Talking about personality stuff, I recommend looking up their personality types. (Infj (Dan) + enfp (Phil)) Don't let the E throw you off, his personality matches perfectly. I've been sitting here for an hour creating beautiful sceanrios in my head... fun times.

How to Tell it’s an INFJ and ENFP Connection (taken from pairedlife.com)

1. Everything else and everyone else in the room will not be in focus at all. They’ll be so focused on their inner world and the inner world exchange that they experience that everything else gets tuned out. They’re in their own little world – and it’s completely harmless.

2. Hyperactive spontaneity. If you’re an INFJ and you think you’re not spontaneous, something isn’t right. You might not be an INFJ, because the INFJ loves the random – it gives their introverted intuition a major jolt. The ENFP and INFJ will get their selves into serious randomness with little to no planning.

3. This combination turns into a powerful duo of jokes. The ENFP starts the joke off and the INFJ comes in with the punchline – and they keep going with that energy.

4. They’ll stare at each other from a far. They like the connection, so they’ll keep checking on them from afar when they can’t be right next to each other. INFJ has a powerful set of eyes, and they know it, so they’re careful with those eyes. An INFJ has Cyclops eyes and Jean Grey’s mind.

5. If you’re witnessing an ENFP and INFJ connection you’ll probably be wondering why the heck the two are not together yet.

6. People will notice the connection and ask about it.

7. The two will plan to only spend a little bit of time with each other and then be together for an entire night… which is what they really wanted anyway.

8. The ENFP will keep picking the INFJ and the INFJ will make obstacles to see if the ENFP is set on them. An INFJ will literally find another prospective lover and say, “Don’t you want to talk to them?” And the ENFP will either say “no” or push that person away. The ENFP knows how to decide on a person, and the INFJ has to check to make sure there’s loyalty.

9. The ENFP will get louder and louder and louder. The INFJ will get wittier and wittier and wittier.

10. Deep, sensual hugs. They can communicate without words and just convey it all in a hug.

11. They will serve others. They want to make sure those around them are okay. They make a perfect counseling team.

12. Don’t confuse the ENFP for only wanting to be around the herd. He wants the INFJ all to himself. It will be a noticeable goal.

13. The INFJ may be slow to the ENFP’s advances. Have patience… they’re likely to come around.

14. The two are both idiosyncratic, having created their own personal world their entires lives. When they come across each other, they’re surprised the world they’ve created fits someone else.

15. These are two of the most intelligent personalities. They occasionally try to hide their brains so they can fit into a group situation. Don’t be surprised if they jump in conversation from philosophy, religion, math, to cartoons, UFOS, and unicorns.

16. They’re both dominated by information gathering – they express affection by large info dumps and seeing how all those dots can connect.

17. Creative expressions – late night jams, dancing, pottery making, poetry reading, cooking, and painting.

18. You’ll see the INFJ be more comfortable than you’ve ever seen and more out of their shell. You’ll see the ENFP more balanced… and also insane.

19. They hate conflict, but they know how to resolve it with kindness over arrogance.

20. They seem like two giant big kids, somehow still innocent… and also with the dirtiest minds you’ve ever seen.

di  asked:

i can't do emojis rip but magic AU w/ neil n andrew!!!!

When Nathaniel is six years old, he sets his bed on fire. The smell of smoke and his mother’s screams wake him, but the flames lick gently at his skin like an affectionate pet. Nathaniel, six years old and sleepy, doesn’t understand why his mother clutches him to her chest and whispers harshly in his ear to never, never let the fire loose again. “Don’t let your father see,” she says, and clutches at his shoulders so hard he’ll have bruises the next morning and shakes him until Nathaniel promises.

They’re called powers, he learns later, or gifts, or blessings. At thirteen percent of the population, powered people are too common to be rare but too strange to be trusted. Most go to special schools to train their abilities, but Nathaniel doesn’t because he isn’t powered.

“You’re cursed,” his mother tells him. “Fire is dangerous, deadly. You must never use it, and you must never tell anyone.”

It’s his cardinal rule, though it’s joined, over the years, by others. Don’t disobey your father. Don’t tell anyone how you got injured. Play Exy like your life depends on it.

But always, always, hide your fire.

When Nathaniel is ten years old, he plays Exy with Riko Moriyama and Kevin Day. They’re good, better than him, and Nathaniel has gotten used to being the best in his little league team. He struggles against them, struggles against Kevin’s height and Riko’s brutality, and it’s fun but he’s frustrated. His fire has become more wild lately, burning under his skin, angry at being chained, and it burns higher and hotter inside him every time they score a goal against him, until finally he clashes against Riko and fire races along Nathaniel’s racquet as he slams it against Riko’s in an attempt to steal the ball.

They freeze, staring as one as the net of Nathaniel’s racquet turns to ash.

Finally, Riko says, “my uncle didn’t say you were powered.”

Nathaniel pulls the fire back into himself and it simmers under his skin as he shakes his head in denial or disbelief or regret.

Riko laughs, and Nathaniel turns to see him grinning. “This is good, Nathaniel! All the Ravens are powered, it’s what makes them the best team in the world.” Behind him, Kevin nods but stays quiet. Riko’s expression turns contemplative. “You need to be trained. If you come live here, I can train you.”

The chance to play Exy and use his power everyday. It’s everything Nathaniel’s mother has warned him against, but everything Nathaniel has ever wanted. “I’d like that,” he says, hoarse, and Riko’s grin thins to a smirk, triumphant.

But then Nathaniel’s father carves a man into bits in the lushly carpeted conference room, and Nathaniel’s mother takes him in the dead of night. Nathaniel leaves behind his name and his Exy racquet and his fire.

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nct dream as hogwarts students

mark

-That Gryffindor™️️

-the guy that everyone knows

-basically the harry potter of the 21st century girl

-everybody knew him and loved him

-the slytherins begrudgingly loved him

-captain of the gryffindor quidditch team + he’s a seeker :’))

-excels in school

-a lot of people probably envy him

-struggles with his spells sometimes but he’s trying his best !!!

-half blood!!

-probably has an owl as a pet and names it hedwig #2


donghyuck

-u guessed it

-he’s That Slytherin™️️

-everybody’s scared of him 

-he seems really annoying but he really isnt

-just misunderstood :((

-excels in every class he’s interested in, couldnt care less about the other ones

-always does well on exams

-pure blood bois

-pretends to hate mark but is probably secretly in love with him

-apart of the slytherin quidditch team :’))) (chaser!!)

-teachers either hate or love him there’s no in between

-has a cat named whiskers but tells everyone her name is satan


chenle

-apart of the sunshine squad™️️ at hogwarts

-everybody loves him !!!!!!!!!

-the most humble pure blood uve ever met

-had the hardest time choosing a pet but ended up getting a pygmy puff

-soft and smol like him (●´ω`●)

-he was at school for like 2 seconds and everybody just instantly knew he’d be a hufflepuff

-except he’s fuCKIN NOT HE’S A RAVENCLAW

-naturally good at everything

-doesnt play quidditch but cheers on his friends!!!

-renjun’s #1 fan and makes signs and posters to support him during the games (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

-probably holds renjun’s hand when they go to hogsmeade 


renjun

-s l y t h e r i n

-dont fight me on this

-you best believe he plays quidditch (he’s a seeker :’)) )

-blushes when he gets praised for being such a good seeker

-studies hard to get good grades!! a hardworking bean

-has a rat that basically lives in his robe pockets

-the strong, silent type on the outside

-secretly a member of the sunshine squad™️️

-anti-social 

-no one knows how he ended up with a boyfriend best friend like chenle 

-half blood


jeno

-SUNSHINE SQUAD™️️ MEMBER #2

-gryffindor

-was almost a hufflepuff but the sorting hat thought he was more gryffindor than anything

-everybody mistakes him for a puff tho

-hangs out in the puff common room more than he does in the gryffindor one anyway

-chaser for the gryffindor quidditch team

-gets all the girls ;))) ☆⌒(≧▽ ° )

-can often be found trying to sneak into the hufflepuff table during dinner to sit with his bff jaemin

-has the cuddliest cat in the world

-pure blood !!


jaemin

-H U F F L E P U F F

-muggle born!!!! 

-no one calls him a mudblood because he’ll punch the living fuck out of them

-has a pet rat that he loves 2 death!!!

-cheers jeno on during quidditch games where

-unless it’s gryffindor vs hufflepuff, then he’ll make sure he beats the everliving shit out of him

-the keeper for the puffs

-blinds the enemy team with his smile

-doesnt care much for school but teachers love him anyway

-the master of apparating

-probably the embodiment fred and george

-knows about all the secret rooms and passageways + how to get to them/use them but no one knows how

-really smart but uses them for stuff other than school

-fuckin loves hogsmeade


jisung

-brings 20 bags to fill with candy when they go on a school trip to hogsmeade

-slytherin dont even TRY ME

-he’s so ambitious and hardworking 

-shookt the dream team when he landed himself in slytherin

-everybody loves him

-probably one of the best quidditch players (he’s a chaser :’))) )

-is naturally good at everything like his best bud chenle 

-favourite class is defense against the dark arts

-pet owl that scares everybody

-the soft but deadly one

-will not hesitate to poison someone for his friends

-dont try him

-admires his hyungs so much !!!! loves them with all his heart and basically spends every waking moment with them

You know what type of villain I love? The villain who’s introduced very clearly and unambiguously as the bad guy. Probably fights with the protagonist from time to time, talks about their evil plans, makes all their intentions known. Then something occurs that forces them to team up with the protagonist (mutual enemy? Protagonist is the key to world domination? Attempting to earn a favor?) and they team up making it clear that they are only helping the protagonist so they can further their own ends and that two of them are gonna be arch enemies again just as soon as the villain gets what they want!

Except the villain just kinda

Forgets about it

And continues to pal around with the protag’s team with no clearly defined motive other than they seem to like it here.

And any time team protag asks about it they just get defensive and dodgy answers from the villain who’s “still working on the ultimate evil plan just not right now shut up okay I’m allowed to have other interests too.”

Until team protag just stops questioning it and lets their villain stay, who seems to have somehow converted to good at sometime during their stay with team protag and no one is entirely sure when how or why it happened.

Tony hides the cat.

He knows it’s stupid, but he can’t help it. Anything he loves that will let him lock them away, he will. Which means the ‘bots stay in the lab. FRIDAY barely talks to the returned team. And the cat lives exclusively in Tony’s rooms.

Which rather defeats the point, of course. Jinx is supposed to be there whenever Tony starts to get anxious, whenever he starts to have a panic attack, whenever he gets too wound up and needs to relax before he gives himself another heart attack. Vision, FRIDAY, and Rhodey had been behind the idea, but Tony can’t say he minds the therapy cat.

But he won’t let her around the team, won’t trust the team with her, and of course those are the places where he needs her most often. He does have panic attacks in his rooms, but it’s far more likely for Wanda Maximoff’s magic or Clint’s snide comments or Steve’s sudden moves to set him off.

He solves it by spending most of his time in his lab or in his room, isolated from everyone but a select few FRIDAY knows to let through.

“Meow.”

Tony shakily pets down her back. “You’re a good cat, you know that?” He asks. Rhetorical, of course, because he knows she can’t talk back.

But then again, neither can DUM-E or Butterfingers or U, and Tony’s pretty sure he understands them anyways.

She butts her head against his elbow, and he almost manages to smile.

“Meow.”

“Yeah, I know.”

He joined whole-team training for the first time today, and as a consequence saw Steve work with the shield he hadn’t wanted to return but had felt pressured into. The world needed Captain America, needed him at his best. And Tony would keep his mouth shut.

He’d made it through almost all of training, despite Rhodey’s, Peter’s, Vision’s, and even Carol’s offers to make his excuses. But Steve had thrown the shield to Bucky, that well-practiced move part of their repertoire, and they had just been standing too close to Tony, and that had been it. Tony thinks he stuttered something about a broken repulsor–a lie, of course, his repulsors take a lot harder hits to break–and made a break for it.

To Jinx.

“Meow.”

“Yup.”

She sprawls across his lap, belly up, and this time Tony does manage to smile before giving her the requested belly-rubs. Unlike Ana Jarvis’ cat from when Tony was small, Jinx will let him pet her for hours, if he needs to. None of the biting him after precisely three strokes business.

The door opens and Tony flinches, and Jinx, perceptive as ever, bats at his hands.

It’s Peter and Vision, though, and Tony does his best to relax. Jinx gives them a thoroughly unimpressed look before deciding she can settle back into Tony’s lap.

“Colonel Rhodes is on his way,” Peter says, pulling his mask off now that they’re in the privacy of Tony’s rooms. “He’s yelling.”

Vision takes over from there. “He’s restructuring the training procedure,” he corrects. “So this will not happen again.”

“Maybe next time Jinx could be there?” Peter suggests.

Tony shakes his head. “No, I…I don’t trust them with her.”

“Meow.”

Tony begins petting again, compelled by his pushy cat.

“Can we sit?”

Tony nods, so the couch is filled around him. “We can go back to training just us,” Peter offers.

“How productive is that?” Tony asks rhetorically.

Vision actually answers. “More productive than this, I imagine. If you cannot work with them, then you cannot work with them. We would all understand. We all have our reservations and our problems.”

“But you all do it.”

“They weren’t my friends,” Peter says. “And they didn’t try to kill me.”

The door opens again and Rhodey rolls in, groaning. “I let Carol take over yelling,” he says. “I had more important places to be.”

“You all know they didn’t do anything wrong,” Tony says.

Rhodey rolls his eyes. “Forgive us for being a little mad,” he says dryly.

Jinx moves so she’s sitting in Tony’s lap, then moves up his arm and perches on his shoulder. She’s not a big cat, but Tony still goes a little crooked under the weight. Her tail hits him in the face and he smiles again.

“Movie night?” Rhodey offers. “Carol will probably be up sooner or later, we could order food while we’re waiting.”

There’s no mention of anyone else. For a moment, Tony feels bad, but then the thought of them being in here makes him tense. Jinx butts her head against his.

“I want pizza,” he says, reaching up to pat his cat with one hand and reach for his phone with the other, listening to his friends list their pizza orders.

Siren’s Song (Little Mermaid AU) (One)

So I should be working on Broken, but I wrote this instead. Let me know what you guys think, maybe Ill keep writing if there’s enough interest?

Also, I feel like this story could have some amazing art, so if it becomes a real thing– any of my artist friends want to team up and do the art and ill do the writing and maybe we can make this something really beautiful!

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Fury ruled the seas.

Or at least the inhabitants of the seas and that was enough for him. There wasn’t many that dared cross him, and those who did were struck down in a terrible fit of rage, their blood tainting the pure water and drawing the sharks.

Sharks.

Fury loathed them, dirty filthy scavengers, all teeth and dead eyes, mindless really. But they were necessary in his world. A kingdom ruled by blood needed someone to clean up after, didn’t it?

Sharks did the job.

And Fury ruled the seas.

That wasn’t even his real name- Fury- but it had been given to him during that first awful war, when so many died, and it had seemed appropriate. Fury for a merman that was more of a monster, a king who was more of a butcher, a creature who’s black scales were like looking at the night, and whose one eye glowed like fire.

Fury.  

He let his subjects roam with the waters, killing as they would, feeding when they wanted, leaving carcasses to rot on the ocean floor. As long as the sharks followed the carnage, there was never anything left to see. Mermaids with their beauty, Sirens with their songs, the Cecaelia with their eight appendages, the horrifying snake like Zhuyin, and all the other creatures– the crustaceans with their hard skin and many legs– Fury let them loose to do what they wanted, content to sit on his throne and hear of the mayhem.

He had one soft spot, perhaps– his seven darling daughters, though darling might be an exaggeration.

Six of the girls were mermaids, pure blooded, their scales and hair all brilliant hues of blues and purples, both blending in with the sea and standing out all together. They were more beautiful than could be imagined, luring sailors over the sides of their ships and into the depths with only a look, with a toss of their hair and a beckon of their fingers. The mermen who fell for them, the Cecaelia who sought their company were granted a night in their arms, and then were lucky to escape with their lives.

Fury laughed to himself every day, wondering why the humans had decided that mermaids were innocent women, sunning themselves on rocks, when his daughters had been killers from the moment they were born.

The six mermaids, his lovely daughters, were his pride and joy, and Fury knew when he passed, when he could no longer control the oceans, his daughters would rule even better than he.

All of them, except his seventh and youngest daughter.

Natasha wasn’t a mermaid, she was a Siren.

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Voltron on Instagram headcanons

Because my friend and I sat down and made a bunch of them so here we go

• Allura is on stuco and she’s always posting pictures of the decorations for the next school dance
• she maintains a study account for everyone in her grade to use as reference
• she’s always doing super cool shit like waterskiing or skydiving on the weekends so her posts about them make everyone jealous
• she’s the one who has followers from every school in the district
• probably runs a photography account too
• her bio has something about the sports she does, her school, just basic information
• fashion queen, she runs an outfit of the day account

• coran is a mess of memes and selfies
• shirtless pictures and flexing pictures because he loves himself so much
• much ranting about his parents and the world in general conspiring against him
• he tries to learn to skateboard and fails the first time around, the video gets posted and gets thousands of likes

• shiro posts study pictures too
• he also pulls all these crazy do-not-try-this-at-home-kids stunts like making flame throwers out of aerosol cans and posts videos of them
• he’s the one who tries to teach coran to skateboard, has like two skateboarding pictures on Instagram
• he swims and posts pictures with his entire team
• also on stuco
• has “#shallura” in his bio (im sorry but I’m trash)
• he’s in band and he always live blogs their band concerts and field trips on his story
• everyone mainly just follows him for the pictures of his pet cat, she’s fluffy and gorgeous and she’s named sky and she’s dark stormy grey
• altogether doesn’t post too often

• Hunk definitely posts food recipes. I know we’re all fed up with hunk being characterized with just food but he definitely posts food recipes.
• he’s a complete computer science genius and posts homework help for his classmates too
• majority of his photos are of Lance hacking his account and spamming selfies
• has a shitty science pun as his bio
• he reviews Netflix shows with Lance

• Pidge is part of Instagram royalty; they’re queer, they hack, and they game
• they’ve got thousands of followers for their video game cheats and tips videos
• they meme with Lance a lot too, so Lance gets popularity on Instagram through them
• they post one picture of this giant stash of soda and chips captioned “gamer fuel”
• they post another one right after it of this exquisite gourmet salad captioned “hunk took my gamer fuel away and replaced it with a meal :(”
• they put playthroughs up on their story every day
• they talk shit about every single person in their school by using pseudonyms for them, and everyone guesses who they’re talking about in the comments. No one ever gets to find out if they’re right or not.

• Lance just flat out memes, he runs a spam account and a main account.
• he runs both a dc and a marvel fan account, even though he does like D.C. Better
• he writes movie reviews
• on his main account there’s a lot of selfies of him with girls, him with his friends, him with his family… he just loves people and everyone is always tagged
• has the most followers after Pidge. Like allura, he’s the one who people from all across the district follow.
• he swims with Shiro on the swim team, and bitches about practice every day
• attends every social event ever
• plays the piano because I personally love this headcanon, he posts a video of him attempting to play the death waltz and it goes practically viral
• he learned to skateboard from shiro and now he can’t get enough of it
• he posts pictures of Keith glaring at and/or flipping off the camera a LOT
• complains about homework all the time
• his bio is something about space, but he never really posts about it because it’s more of a private fascination that just makes him happy
• he loses his mind over fish and spams pictures of them whenever he has a chance to

• keith is following only Lance on Instagram because Lance made his account
• he has exactly one (1) picture on his Instagram. It’s of his feet up on the desk in front of him, crossed at the ankles, black and white filter, captioned “rebel”
• the first two comments are Lance, one says “first” and the second says “why are you like this”
• his bio reads “Lance is the best” but he deleted the app after Lance made him download it so now it’s just up there permanently and everyone thinks Lance and him are a thing
• it also has something about him running track and what school he goes to
• his profile pic is Lance with Keith’s face in the background, smiling, but it’s the only smiling picture of him on the internet because whenever Lance tries to take one he immediately glares at the camera

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Tony looks at Steve "Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like.” clint, "You a fortune cookie now Stark?" "He's quoting Eisenhowser" Quill said swooping Tony into a kiss then looks at the former avengers and rols his eyes at the dual glare of Steve and Wanda

Tony takes a deep breath and looks out of the window. This is it. The day his former team comes home.

Home. The word leaves a bitterness on his tongue. It was there home once, but now it’s just a place where they could find shelter for a few weeks. Even their rooms are not fully stocked anymore.

“Ready?”

Tony turns around and see’s Rhodey there. The only Avenger thats left with him. And Rhodey never wanted to be an Avenger in the first place. He got pushed into this and… he still can’t walk without any pain.

“No. But that won’t change anything or does it?” Tony answers slowly. In the last months he had a lot of thinking to do. The world doesn’t know his pain, they are all still thinking Captain Rogers did the right thing.

“You don’t have to take them back, you know that right?” Rhodey asks back and he looks worried. He looks always worried and Tony knows it’s his fault. But he is also the only one who can make Rhodey laugh again.

“Well…” Tony starts and then he shrugs. He adjusts his tie and then smiles at Rhodey, who rolls his eyes. Yeah that brilliant smile doesn’t work on Rhodey anymore, he knows it’s fake.

“The Team just landed, Sir.” Friday interrupts them and Tony nods shortly.

“You don’t have to face them alone.” Rhodey starts again, but this time it’s Tony who shakes his head. He wants to do this alone. What if somebody would get angry again and another thing happens to Rhodey?

“It’s alright.” Tony says and he pats Rhodey’s shoulder on the way out. He knows that Rhodey wasn’t talking about himself, because Rhodey would tear the avengers apart, so angry is he. And the can’t just kill them.

Tony goes down the stairs at the entrance. The Avenger are already in the big entrance hall. Tony feels like in a high school movie, when the girl walks down the stairs to see their prom date.

But you know this is quite the opposite.

“Avengers.” Tony says and he stops in the middle of the stairs. He doesn’t want to get too close to them. Sue him.

“Tony…” Steve starts and he looks different. He has dark hair now and… did he dye it or what? He also has a beard. Not a beautiful trimmed one like Tony, just a beard.

“I have to stop you right here. I’m not sure it’s professional to call your landlord by the first name. Even worse calling him by a nickname.” Tony holds a hand up and Steve really stops talking. Tony never thought he would experience this.

He likes it.

“Landlord?” Wanda asks and she already sounds angry. Tony can see a bit red in her eyes and he hopes he isn’t the only one who see’s it.

“Yeah i mean it’s a lovely apartment for you all. A beautiful sight over the city, a big living room, you know the drill. The rent is not too high, so don’t worry.” Tony says and he tries so hard not to laugh, when he see’s their faces.

“Did you hit your head?” Clint asks and he frowns. Tony shakes his head and gives him another smile.

“Oh why no, but thank you for asking, Mister Barton.” Tony says easily and he even pretends to swoon. Clint doesn’t seem to think it’s funny, because he takes an arrow out and holds his bow up.

“Tony what is going on?” Steve asks and he takes a few steps closer. Tony goes a few steps back up. Why is he coming closer. And didn’t he just explain that he isn’t their Tony anymore?

“Don’t you fucking dare.” Another voice says, when Steve takes a step closer again.

Steve stops and frowns. Tony sighs, he told Peter he could do this alone. But of course his boyfriend doesn’t listen.

“Who is there?” Wanda asks and she glares at the ceiling. Tony turns around, just as Peter comes down the stairs. And Wanda thought he would come out of the ceiling like a ghost. Tony giggles.

“People call me Starlord.” Peter says dramatically and Tony tries to swallow his snort. What a dork. Seems like Peter never gets tired of this sentence. But Tony likes it.

“See this is your Starlord. I’m your Landlord. Get it?” Tony says and Peter smiles at him. Well Tony is a dork, too. That’s why they are so good together.

“Starlord?” It’s the first time Natasha speaks up. Peter ignores her at all and then goes down to Steve. He glares at him.

“So you are the Captain what was the name again? Jackass? Yeah i think something like that.” Peter says and he looks Steve up and down. Tony wants to laugh, but he is sure Wanda would kill him. Peter just shrugs and Tony see’s how Steve clenches his teeth.

“Tony i don’t wanna rush you, but we have a reservation in half an hour.” Peter says and he comes back to Tony, who smiles. This is the real reason for his suit. It’s Thursday, so it’s date night.

“Right. I’m gonna leave you alone now. Friday will show you your rooms.” Tony says and he stays close to Peter.

“Gam, Rocket, Drax and Groot will watch them.” Peter whispers and Tony nods at that. He guessed that already. He can even see Drax’s foot under the big curtains behind the avengers.

So apparently he has a few more bodyguards now. Tony feels warm all over.

“Why can’t you show us our rooms? You only think about yourself and not our team.” Steve says and Tony didn’t realize that they were still standing there. He was just a bit distracted by Peter’s new suit. Or about his thoughts, what he would find under the suit later.

“Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like.” Tony answers easily. He doesn’t tell them, that he never thinks about himself, too. His thoughts are reserved for Peter and their mutual family.

Steve doesn’t answer that, he seems a bit shocked at this point. But Clint holds his bow up again.

“You a fortune cookie now, Stark?” Clint says and Tony wants to clap. Because Clint got it! He adressed him by the right name. They should still work on that, though because formally it would be Mister Stark.

“He’s quoting Dr. D. Eisenhower.” Peter answers easily for Tony and he grins really wide. Dork! Tony knows exactly why he never lets this man go again. Before he can do anything, Peter comes closer and then dips him.

“Right?” Peter whispers and when Tony nods, Peter kisses him in front of the avengers. Just a short kiss, but Tony feels electroshocks in his whole body. He gets the reaction every time.

Peter looks back to the Avengers and rolls his eyes, when he see’s Wanda and Steve glaring. And then he kills the Avengers with just one sentence.

“I guess you are right, Archer. He tastes like one, too!”

NieR Automata meets amazarashi “Deserving of Life” MV Trivia + NieR Automata Technology Analysis

Watch the MV + English Lyrics here

The story is a set in NieR world a year after the story of “Deserving of Life Picture Book” created by Yoko Taro, which is bundled with the limited edition of “Deserving of Life” Album. It sets on the year 11944 AD in distant future.  

The MV story is about a “certain incident", in a ruined factory. An integrated management Living Machine robot, is depicted following a programmed command for destroying the dolls left by human beings from the old world.

There are 200 dolls created for the MV. It’s created carefully so all the clothes and accessories can match the NieR Automata world. It’s created under supervision of a famous doll creator, Ryo Yoshida.

All the dolls created only to be crushed, burned, shredded, and exploded. Even though it looks like a high cost music video, Yoko Taro said that it’s a limited budget production. The team works very hard to make it best with those limited budget.

Many gameplay footage shown on the very beginning of the video. It represents the memories of the Living Things. One of them shown a new type of enemy. The Tank Enemy Type.

There’s some signs around the factory walls that about the Warning of the Dolls and “REMEMBER THE 1728″. The warning sign told us that the dolls could infect Living Machine with “ERROR 1728″. We shouldn’t love or have any feeling to them, because the Dolls have no spirits. And those who don’t follow the warning should “Remember the 1728″ which we will talk about it later.

Besides the destroyed Dolls, you can see some destroyed Living Machines among the mountain of junk. And in the end you can see 2B modeled Dolls among the other Dolls. 

Right in the middle of Doll destruction mission, the Living Machine robot suddenly obstructed by some kind of emotion that they shouldn’t have. Probably he starts to feels something after destroying the dolls. Their eyes blinking so much and they seems confused to do any actions. The robot even tries to Stop the doll destructing machine.

But then the system forced to Install a Patch that will fix that emotion feelings. The robot then continue the Doll destruction mission. You see that “AVSYS” besides the Patch installation UI? That’s an acronym of “Audit Vault System”. It’s a kind of data warehouse (database) schemas that manage the audit data collected from the secured targets. Just another technical definition.

My Analysis:

Disclaimer - These following paragraphs are only my analysis and speculation, it’s not a fact nor official.

So we can conclude that Living Machine is probably programmed to emulate a function to feels and having an emotion. But later on, somehow, it’s considered to be a bug. It’s called Error Number 1728.

How do I get that kind of analysis? Well.. besides getting the information from the MV, I also read a bit of futurist theory. One of the those theory tells that that in 2045, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will solve all of the human problems. And I think that NieR Automata has a similar theme. 

AI will evolves much further so it can resembles human ego. And this theory also believes that, somehow, a thing resembles to human being can be created by overwriting the AI algorithm and such, to be similar to human’s DNA and RNA. Although in human it’s usually called “hearts”, still it’s a part of “mind”.

I already wrote about DNA and its connection to NieR/Drakengard world, you can read it here.

Riverdale: Actually a satirical way of inverting cliche?

So this is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, but it was also something where I was always thinking something is missing. There’s a crucial element to this puzzle that I am just not seeing. What is it?

I have watched and rewatched Riverdale SO many times now. I’ve watched all the interviews with the writers and the actors, but most IMPORTANTLY the writers. Listened through the podcasts with the writers. Written out scenes long hand to try and put myself in the minds of these characters and as a writer myself, try to figure out where they are coming from. Why are the writers making THESE choices for these particular characters instead of THESE choices, and so on. 

First off, I will note that I did not grow up with the comics. I literally knew nothing about Archie except it was comic about two girls fighting over a dude. That’s it. I almost didn’t watch the show, but my two best friends got me into it. (Drawing me in with Cole Sprouse). I admit, I stuck around because I was a fan of Cole as well as Jughead and his storyline. I was also a huge fan of Cheryl. I also admit, that I do not care for the murder mystery and I do not care for high school drama. But there was always just SOMETHING about this show that had me hooked, ya know?

Maybe it was the shipping possibilities. There are just MILLIONS to choose from. My friends are hardcore Beronica/Cheronica/Let all the ladies be lesbian fans. I am too, for the most part. But the couple that stood out in my mind was Jarchie, by far. And yes, I will admit, it was a little bit because of how biased towards Cole I am. The reason they stood out was because of their intense chemistry, beyond that of any other ship on the show. This was what kept me coming back.

But there was something that was always just…off…about this show to me. I’ve been mulling it over so much in my head. Why is that the writers write such cliche dialogue? Why is that they make some characters so stereotypical and completely erase certain aspects of others? I’ve done a lot of research into the original comics since then. Studied what the original characters were like and their relationships and such. I can understand why people are so upset with how the characters have been changed in the show. The only one that I truly felt was unnecessary was the erasure of Jughead’s asexuality (and even still I believe they haven’t COMPLETELY thrown it out yet). To be honest, I chalked it up to poor writing. I chalked it up to “this is a tiny first season and they’ve barely been able to scratch what they want to do”. And the latter is still partially true. But there’s something else I’ve stumbled upon. Every choice they’ve made, I think, is done for a purpose.

As we know (although not all of us do), RAS wrote a play a while back that feature Archie coming out as gay. The play was based on Archie growing up, coming out as gay and facing severe censorship because of it. The play was shut down because the owners of the Archie brand believed that portraying Archie as gay “tarnished” the perfect All-American Boy image Archie had. The play was days before opening, and when it, too, was censored. We also know that RAS is chief creative director of the comics, and the showrunner of Riverdale. He wrote the pilot, pitched it, signed it, everything that gets written is filtered through him and serves to promote HIS vision of the Archie comics. And HIS vision of Archie HAS INCLUDED ARCHIE BEING GAY. Remember this, but it’s important to a later part of this post. 

For now, though, the things that have rubbed me the worst way about the show have been several things. Namely, cliche dialogue, underdeveloped storylines, archetypal/stereotypical characters, queerbaiting and instalove ships. 

Someone who has a lot of interest in the writing of the show is Cole. He’s always the one who seems to know the most (of what little the cast can/do know) about the direction of the writing and the characters. He always has eloquent and poignant things to say about the show, and one thing he said in particular about the show’s execution of American Tropes stood out to me:

“I think this aspect of our show is actually its strongest. Archie comics arose out of the same “golden age America” that many current audience members wrestle with politically. I also don’t think it’s coincidental that we use the image that Trump’s entire campaign harkened back to, the time in America that was actually much darker than the biased care to admit. We pollute that image slowly but surely to make it more sensational and engaging. We use those feelings and settings, heavily, poke fun at them, find their stereotypes, exploit them, utilize them to paint a pretty nostalgia. The success of season one has allowed us to turn up the volume on that area of our show. All of the characters are a constant dialogue between actor and creative team. Thankfully the characters are much more flushed out this season, and so we can enter into scenes with much more confidence on how they would interact with their worlds. It’s also important to remember that each one of our characters is an archetype or trope. These character tropes are well understood parts of the entertainment industry, and Riverdale pokes fun at them often. Archie comics is also, in no small part, responsible for the creation of these now well understood drama stereotypes, so we are consistently juggling that as well.“

Then it hit me. This show, in it’s entirety, is basically a giant satirical piece that is purposely making fun of itself. It’s taking the cliche tropes and building them up in the beginning to set up their inevitable downfall. We’ve already seen it in some of the initial aspects of the show (Dark Betty, The Blossoms, etc) and throughout Season 1. But now with season 2, we can look forward to even more inverting of those things that just seem to irk us so much. And I think that’s what I’ve been chewing on this whole time. The thing that didn’t sit well with me was that I didn’t know WHY the writers were making conscious choices do these things (like Veronica and Kevin and Jughead saying some of THE MOST cliche/cringe lines I’ve ever heard in my life), but now that I’ve come to the conclusion that it is partly based on satire, it’s all come together in my head. I will try to break down some of them right now. Starting with The Classic Love Triangle.

We know, since RAS has stated it numerous times, that the shift from a Veronica/Archie/Betty love triangle to a Jughead/Betty/Archie love triangle was something he wanted to do since the beginning. Many people took this as a sign that Betty/Jughead was meant to become the end all couple of the entire show. Simply because they got together first. RAS’s stated that he wanted to do this because he wanted Archie’s two best friends who quote “we’re only connected because of their mutual friendship with Archie” to get together, leaving Archie as a third man out. Archie had no feelings for Betty before, so why would he suddenly now? This has led me to think about the new factor in this love triangle. Jughead. 

Jughead is the new addition. The only one whose never been part of the triangle before. Something that has always IRKED me to hell and back about “love triangles” is that they’re never actually TRIANGLES. They’re V’s. Meaning 2 separate people are fighting over 1 other person. That means there are only TWO romantic lines in involved here. Usually the 2 who want the 1, are forcibly platonic, whether it be because of being related or just being friends. There is NEVER a romantic line between the third “pair” of the “triangle”. Without that, you don’t have a love triangle, you have a love V. Since I was very young, I always thought thought this about love triangles. That, and, WHY DON’T THEY JUST ALL GET TOGETHER?? (OT3′s rule!)

Taking the knowledge of the writers building the cliche in order to tear it apart, we can assume that there is something about this new “triangle” that were not seeing (or willfully collectively ignoring). RAS has written Archie as gay before. That was his vision. Not only would making Archie (at least partially) attracted to men invert the stereotypical cliche of “The Loveable Jock Who Gets With All The Girls”, but making the love triangle (eventually) shift to focus on Jughead/Archie ROMANTICALLY would COMPLETELY subvert the trope of the two who were supposed to be “platonic best bros fighting over their fave girl”. It would also tackle that theme of CENSORSHIP of gay people that RAS wanted to focus on in his initial play. What’s the #1 way of censoring a gay person? Making them look hetereo (ie. B//ghead with Jughead’s aceness/homoromanticness and Archie with all the girls). (And then make Betty and Veronica get together because that would ALSO be a complete inversion of the cliche that was them fighting over Archie in the comics.)

Another reason why I think this is because Betty and Jughead are a CLASSIC interpretation of Instalove. They had no build-up whatsoever, and their relationship is chock full of insecurities and problems that they just can’t see eye to eye with. She’s the classic “Perfect Girl Next Door” and he’s the “Loner Emo Weirdo”. Their relationship is THE MOST cliche version of a relationship in storytelling history. This is made even more prominent by the constant reiteration and comparison of B//ghead to Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet WERE NOT A GOOD COUPLE PEOPLE. THAT STORY WAS THE EPITOME OF INSTALOVE TURNED TRAGEDY. Instalove is NOT real love. Plain and simple. And now? Betty’s on the North side and Jughead’s on the south. What does that remind you of? Only every star-crossed lovers story ever. Giving them this relationship right off the bat gives them a chance to eventually grow out of it. Allowing Betty to come into her own and deal with her mental issues is an inversion of the Perfect Girl-Next-Door cliche, and allowing Jughead to address his family issues, accept who he is and learn how to become a part of a collective will invert the stereotype his character is based on as well. All of this just points straight to the fact that this couple is not gonna last. That I am fairly certain of. 

There are so many other tropes that will possibly get shifted and there are aspects we already KNOW are gonna be shifted. It’s been confirmed we are delving deeper into Kevin as a character, which could very likely lead to a less “stereotypical 2D” version of Kevin’s character. The whole premise of season 2 is shifting with Archie’s emotional state. Season 1 was light because we were looking at it through the lense of a naive Archie. Problems with girls, school, football and music. What more could be Classically American than that? Now, we know Archie is going to go through a SHIT TON of emotional/psychological changes, and that changes the whole tone of the show. Why not (eventually) throw in a sexuality crisis! We are going to get to know the serpents as new characters. We’re finally going to HUMANIZE the “southside gang” that’s been demonized the ENTIRE first season. Jughead is going to grow close to Bisexual Icon Toni Topaz and boy oh boy do I hope we get some good old fashion Identity Discovery up in their friendship. 

There’s so much already set up in the first season, that makes many of us think “ugh, cliche, boring, been there done that” that was then inverted by the finale, and now is the chance for Riverdale to really shine by turning the rest of what it’s already set up on it’s head. (Also, I want to point out that this doesn’t all need to happen by the end of season 2. If they have multiple seasons after this then I am perfectly okay with elongating this process. Slowly but surely wins the race). I think it’s already done so well already, and I think if this show is really given an opportunity to flush out everything the way the writers want to, then this show really has some potential to be great. 

anonymous asked:

Yes I think that Felicity is feeling alone and yes the team (read: Oliver) hasn't really reached out to her which is crap given all that she's been through but I also think she joined Helix because they are willing to do what Team Arrow isn't. Her world view has changed a lot and she's going down this dark path that she knows Team Arrow would disagree with. And Felicity puts up a lot of walls to protect herself and at this point I'm not sure how willing she would be to open up and be vulnerable.

I agree, anon!

I think they’re more intertwined than meets the eye. I think it’s been a domino effect that we’ve seen since Season 4, with all the bullshit she’s been through.

Felicity has always been good about protecting herself, just as much as she’s amazing at burying things she isn’t willing to face. Some serious and huge doozies came about in the recent months, including losing the love of her life (by her own choice, no less, and it’s made worse because she knows if she’d stayed with him, nothing would have been different in the long run, which would have equaled more pain and heartache and grief and angst), being shot up and paralyzed only to get her legs back (yeah, tech or not, that’s some serious psychological shit to deal with, especially on her own since she broke up with Oliver), she found out things about her family that rocked her foundation (specifically about her dad; her mom lied to her - wouldn’t it be delicious if he had a huge role in Helix?) as well as carrying the responsibility of killing tens of thousands of innocent people when she sent the nuke to Havenrock to save millions of people.

Her world - her entire life - has been rocked recently and not a lot of people noticed. She didn’t make it obvious, she didn’t advertise it, she didn’t ask anyone to sit down and talk with. No, she did what Felicity Smoak does and she forged ahead, collecting the broken pieces of herself and putting them back together with Scotch tape. She focused on things outside of herself - namely, Team Arrow and Billy Malone - which also didn’t help a damn thing.

This was all leading up to her falling into the darkness, all of it. There’s only so long you can go pretending things are fine until they aren’t. Either you blow up (like Oliver) or you slowly slip into a place where you don’t feel very much of anything (aka empathy, such as Diggle pointed out). The final straw was Billy. He was supposed to be the Key, the person who might not have been everything, but she could have moved on with and been genuinely happy with him. But then he died, and salt to the wound, he died as a pawn in a jerkbag’s grand plan. While it backfired in terms of Prometheus’ plan for her to blame Oliver, it had her arc going from a calm meandering pace to petal to the metal.

Or…

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Now, she tried. She once again didn’t reach out for help, but she tried. She didn’t immediately agree to work with Helix. She’s had Pandora for a long damn time, but she sat on it, using it for Team Arrow goodness. She tried to use it in a way that fit with what she normally did, except something wasn’t fitting like it used to. Something’s changed.

She’s changed.

She used to be the one pulling people back from the darkness, but now she’s actively helping people right into it. What happened with Thea in the last two episodes is a prime example - Felicity of the past would have asked her what she was doing, not just blindly done what Thea asked and sent her on her merry way. 

Something is wrong with Felicity and we’re just now starting to see the beginning of her shattering into pieces. 

I think it’s that she’s finally understanding the darkness that everyone else but her has touched on. The things she wants to do are way outside the scope of Team Arrow. She’s going to be going back to her hacktivist days and that is so much bigger than the goings-on in Starling City.

Her reasoning behind why she joined Helix was fascinating to me:

John pulled her back a bit, talking about fighting fire with fire, and she gets that. She does because she’s seen the consequences of it when it goes bad in her loved ones… but then she also saw a moment where a team came together and helped one of their members. 

Felicity, for all intents and purposes, doesn’t have her team right now, and she hasn’t, not for a long time. It’s partly because she didn’t reach out and partly because nobody reached out to her. And even when they did, she brushed them off, told them she was fine. The problem was that they believed her because she’s always been fine, except she’s not fine, not even a little bit. So in a sense her team has abandoned her, they are focusing on things outside of her, leaving her to her own devices. 

But now they’re suddenly coming back and seeing she’s doing things that are very much in the shades of grey and they’re calling her out on it? 

No, that isn’t going to work. 

She needs a team on par with where she’s at, who will be there for her and her choices/decisions all the way, who will think like she does and agree with it.

And that’s Helix.

Who needs a boyfriend when you have a team?

It’s Valentine’s Day. Everyone is happy, celebrating with their significant other. 
But not you. No, you are all alone, ready to binge a stupid Netflix series in your room. Well, at least until Natasha pull you out. 

Pairing: Steve Rogers x Mutant!Reader. Kinda. 
Characters: Reader, Natasha Romanoff, Mutant!Reader, Wanda Maximoff, Pietro  Maximoff, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, Vision, Bruce Banner
Word counting: 700+
Warnings:  A Series Of Unfortunate Events mentions (No spoilers, I promise), fluffy thing. Friends can be a pain in the ass. Mutant Reader

Originally posted by elfpen


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