and the characters are so lovable :3

Many consider that the romance between Nina and Charioce is forced, but I do not think so, and many may disagree with me, but I will say:
Forced romance? Absolutely not, it’s necessary.

Charioce is a central character for the plot of history, without him basically we would not have story, and Nina as protagonist is an external agent of the problem of the three races, she doesn’t belong to any side. Then, with both of them, a romantic story is born that has been well managed since ep. 3, I mean, it was not born of mere whim, but was constructed coherently because it fulfills and will play a role within the development of characters (Nina and Charioce and others) and will also play a necessary role for the plot.
It’s not only because of fanservice (if so it would have been with the most popular character in the series: Azazel, he’s a very lovable character). 

It fulfills a function within the story and will advance the action and characters.

The writers not only don’t want to give us an absolutely black villain who only wants power and glory for an unjustified or ill-argued goal, but to show us diffuse and complex characters (Favaro is a great example), but also to show us that in these lines of hate and massacres there can be more than good and bad.

And why would Nina love an evil and cruel king like Charioce? Many claim that he doesn’t deserve it, but if something I know of love is that you don’t need reasons to love someone, you can not give concrete reasons: it’s unspeakable. So don’t look for reasons to love, just love and that is reflected in Charioce, someone aware of all the evil he has done but can love; and Nina is aware that Charioce is not the man you would introduce to your family and friends, but asking not to love is ridiculous. Thinking that there is no reason to be loved is also ridiculous. 

So, if you ask me, this romantic relationship between them feels so human, so complex, like all human relationships. 

There is no problem with romance if it fulfills a specific role within the plot that for the moment has not been completely defined. This is my opinion. 

I would like to know your opinions about it, I appreciate corrections xD

2

I noticed an old beast sketch of mine making the rounds on Tumblr. So I thought I would post a more current one.

 The Beast is one of my favorite Characters, and Character Designs, of all time! Glen Keane made him fierce, sympathetic, scary, and lovable all in one. 

This piece was done in my 5x5 sketchbook with Watercolors and Copic Markers.

Long live the Beast <3

More Utapri! 😊

Done super quickly for someone’s b-day on Twitter (not sure if you have tumblr tho) So Happy Birthday!! 😚

Not that I particularly ship anyone, but Masato seems to be the only character that ever expresses the fact he is in love with Haruka. He is such a stiff, lovable dork 💙

Missed drawing couples!
Gotta do some DwD fluff too tho >3>

baby-kenma  asked:

What are your top 5 ships? (Could be from anything not just anime) Also I'm sorry for you losing followers because you need to take time off for yourself. I just want you to know that me and I'm sure others fully understand and support you. 💕 Thank you for keeping us updated instead of just going mia. I hope you have a wonderful day 💕

Hi, thank you so much for this sweet message! You’re so kind :) I’m not too bothered by people unfollowing me because I fully considered that happening when I thought about this hiatus. But I am so grateful for your support and to know that there are people like you who support me through these decisions, people like you are the true MVPs. So, thank you for this <3

Without further ado, my top 5 ships! Thanks for sending this in! ^_^

1) TsukkiKage (incredible twin smirks and character development hehe)

Originally posted by tsukishiina

The rest are in no particular order, by TsukkiKage is my TOP FAVE.

2) KageHina (I love ships in which the two characters grow together)

Originally posted by mahoomii

As you can guess, I also like TsukkiKageHina hehe (Kags, Hinata, and Tsukki all deserve so much love)

3) Victuuri (another example of mutual growth)

Originally posted by thranduilings

4) TsukkiYama (two individuals with the ability to bring one another to their senses? YES)

Originally posted by remember-kneepads-then-shoes

5) KuroTsuki (Nerds being nerds appreciating each other’s good qualities and having witty conversations as well as nonsensical banter? YES)

Originally posted by saltasaurus-kei

And also BokuAkaKuroTsuki ^_^

Originally posted by randomyelly

As you can see, I ship Tsukki with EVERYONE (he is such a relatable and lovable character in my opinion)

Thanks, and have a lovely day! 💕💕💕

Ask me my Top 5 anything!

Inside Choices: Rules of Engagement Series Finale

When Rules of Engagement: Book One launched back in September of 2016, everyone at Pixelberry was over the moon and, to be honest, pretty nervous. This was the first completely new book to come out after the initial three launch books, and we didn’t know how it would be received.

Before that, the Rules of Engagement team had spent months brainstorming, outlining, and writing the planned trilogy. The art team magicked together luxurious cruise ship art in record time. What started out as the jokingly coined “love on a boat” book transformed into a globe-trotting adventure. The series is now over, but will return for a short holiday special book titled Newlyweds. For a final look at Rules of Engagement, I interviewed a few of its writers…

The curtains have closed on the Rules of Engagement trilogy. First, I’ve gotta ask… How do you feel?

Kara: I’m sad to see the story end! I can’t believe it was just over a year ago that we came up with these characters and their stories. It’s been a crazy ride, particularly since the Rules team pushed themselves pretty hard (we launched Book 2 and 3 with no break in between, which is really hard on the team!). I’ve really come to love all of the characters, even those that seemed less lovable at the start, and it’s been such a fun product to get to explore the different voices of the siblings and their friends and love interests. I wasn’t very involved in Book 3 other than the brainstorms, so it’s been such a delightful surprise to see how the new writers have steered the ship.

Coco: It’s very nostalgic for me. Rules of Engagement was the very first series I worked on when I started working at Pixelberry, so it’s been a great cruise ship journey seeing the series through from joining in on Book One all the way to the end. We’re all headed to other exciting projects after this, but Rules and its characters will always be very special to me!

Did the series go the way you expected? Were there any surprise detours along the way?

Ariel: A huge surprise for me was liking the cousin! Her arc felt really genuine, which is part of why it was easy to understand her point of view. Playing from her perspective really helped us see the good in her, as well Chaz’s bird’s-eye view of her. He brings out the best in her, and now they’re the cutest couple!

Jennifer: This is kind of a spoiler alert for book one, but an unexpected thing that came out of Rules was tying Leo being the prince of Cordonia to the Prince in The Royal Romance. We’d always planned on doing a romantic royal adventure, but this twist wasn’t part of the original picture. Kara and I are having so much fun working together on The Royal Romance right now, and doing it this way, as a spin-off, feels so perfect.

The Rules of Engagement cruise took the crew all over the world. What was your favorite place to visit, story-wise?

Coral: Istanbul was really different art wise and provided a look into cultures we didn’t get to see much of for a lot of the cruise. It was so cool to write scenes around the architecture there and and explore what made the city special. It also might be my favorite because so many important storylines converged there, such as the cousin and bookish sister coming together to light the lantern, and being able to emotionally connect.  

Coco: I absolutely loved getting to visit Iceland! The Aurora Borealis is high on my list of sights to see, and the art in that cutscene is so beautiful and colorful. It felt meaningful that we got to pair that setting with a very emotional talk between the bookish sister and Audrey that illuminates parts of Audrey’s life that we hadn’t gotten to hear about previously. My hope is that getting to travel virtually through Rules inspires people to look around their surroundings for the next adventure, even if that just means looking at your own backyard with a new perspective or curious lens!

There were plenty of plot twists, alongside heartwarming and hilarious scenes. What was your favorite moment of the whole series?

Kara: My favorite moment was when William Sloan takes you out for gelato in Italy way back in Book 1. It was one of the first dates I’ve written for Choices and I felt like I was getting to write the perfect date.

Ariel: One of my favorite moments was the scene where Chaz and the brother were shipwrecked on the island together. Every part of it was so fun from Chaz remarking on the beautiful shells to them falling in the hole. It made me laugh out loud!

Will we ever see the Rules of Engagement family again? Any plans for crossovers?

Kara: There are plans for an epilogue-style mini-book that’ll take place after a slight time jump. While the story of Rules is complete, we wanted to show what life is like off the boat for the family… and what’s next for them after the wackiness of the inheritance tasks has ended!

Coco: Yep! This shorter holiday special will explore how the family adjusts to life after the cruise, and especially how they struggle to remain close in spite of the many changes in their lives. We hope that it’ll also be fun for players to experience the romance and excitement of newlywed life!

Finally, what’s next for Team Rules of Engagement? Aside from Rules of Engagement: Newlyweds, of course.

Coral: I’m the newest member on the Rules team, so it’s really exciting to be able to keep working with a great teammate like Ariel on a new project. We have some amazing ideas we’re excited to share when the time is right!

Kara: Rules is probably the series that has had the most writers work on it over the last year. You can see that reflected in the zany humor, heartwarming sibling stories, family cultural heritage, and other elements that made it into each book. Every writer contributed something valuable and wonderful throughout this journey. Earlier on, some of the team moved off Rules to work on newer series, like LoveHacks and The Royal Romance (and another new book that’s coming soon!). Others are just now getting ready to start exciting new projects that won’t launch until next year…

Can’t wait! To those reading along, we hope you enjoyed this journey on Ember of the Sea. The holiday season is just around the corner, and the Choices team has a few surprises planned for the winter months!

-Jessica

SO last night i finished korra book 1 in my rewatch…

it is still as AMAZING as ever. i don’t think my opinions have really changed except that going in with a completely cleared mind i actually like a bunch of the episodes MORE than before? i think? let me go through episode by episode and then provide some thoughts on it as a whole, korra’s arc, etc. there is a bunch of stuff i’ll just touch on lightly because i’ll cover it more after book 2, 3, and 4

episode 1 welcome to republic city: definitely a setup episode, everything is pretty quick but it’s efficient, all the scenes are full to the brim of meaning and usefulness and the season is ready to get started in one episode. and of course we have an amazing introduction to korra (and tenzin and republic city) and who she is and some wonderful support from katara that that personality is a good thing

episode 2 a leaf in the wind: i talked a bit about this here but basically i really really enjoyed this episode, it felt like i was back home

episode 3 the revelation: holds up as one of the best things ever, the atmosphere, the suspense, the characterization, republic city as a character, everything is so good

episode 4 the voice in the night: much like the revelation this episode is just so on point artistically. we have some reeeally good, deep character exploration and things move forward so organically, and the mood and atmosphere are just excellent, also one of the best things ever

episode 5 the spirit of competition: this was the first one where i was like wow this is actually really good, why do people hate on it? like it’s been a long time since i’ve seen it so i just got used to considering it as one of the duds of the season but it’s really not? the shipping stuff is totally lovable imo (like it gets more uncomfortable later in the season but here it’s just really fun) and develops all the characters involved. korra really shines, and in a technical sense it’s actually executed with the same finesse as 3 and 4 but with a lighter tone. for those reasons it really shot up high in my faves this time around

episode 6 and the winner is…: the episode that changed everything, that will forever be iconic for raising the stakes… it totally held up. probending came to a stunning, exciting conclusion and unraveled as the main plot took hostage, and it is still one of the most thrilling sequences i’ve ever seen. everything is so exciting and scary, the tension building up through the finals and then the equalists bursting in, the rooftop fight, korra being a superhero, and its so well-executed… whew

episode 7 the aftermath: another one that i always see people discrediting but i found really well-done this time. we get fun krew interaction, we get drama and suspense and really amazing character-driven action. like episode 5 this climbed high in my faves list, and for similar reasons: it’s so korra-focused while giving us lots of krew interaction and having a really strong sense of narrative and audio-visual storytelling artistry

episode 8 when extremes meet: the one i have always considered the best episode ever… IT HOLDS UP YALL!!! everything i have always loved about it came through as it always did: politics, the new team avatar being a team and on the ground in the streets for the first time, amazing atmosphere, amazing action, THAT SCENE– the standoff in dragon flats– is still like … THAAAAT scene. and then korra taking matters into her own hands, just EVERYTHING. and that CLIFFHANGER is still the cliffhangeriest cliffhanger of all time– throughout this rewatch i was only doing one episode every few days, but i just HAD to watch the next episode immediately

episode 9 out of the past: actually really excellent, pairs really well with episode 8! we get our atla tie-in that actually, you know, TIES IN with the season. we get a great republic city b-plot and korra-tarrlok-equalists climax that is consistent with the quality of the previous handful of episodes, and finally a denouement that we’ve been yearning for for most of the season by now

episode 10 turning the tides: this episode is definitely the most unremarkable of the season, like it’s still good but it’s also kind of just there. of course and we get some really good krew scenes and of course that amazing ending with lin, but it’s basically a setup episode but without the refinement of episode 1

episode 11 skeletons in the closet: the battle of yue bay is still AMAZING, the episode goes full war film, korra goes full action superhero, it’s really a sight to behold and i love it. tarrlok and noatak/amon’s backstory still pulls at the heartstrings and sheds so much light on the meaning of the whole season, gud stuff

episode 12 endgame: ;________; the action and drama are in full force and honestly this episode is hard to watch, it really digs deep and doesn’t hold back but it’s worth it because the ending is so beautiful and important. throughout the season korra has been growing and learning and to see her find it within herself to overcome one final hurdle, to be welcomed into the ranks of the avatars, i just couldn’t help tearing up…

that’s a good segue into some thoughts on book 1 as a whole: this is a season fundamentally about korra and fundamentally, intrinsically centered on her as its protagonist, main character, and hero. she drives the plot and the plot is about her. there’s so much happening in her life so we get to experience a lot of varied content, but at its heart this is a story about her, a young chosen one who was kept secluded from the world, who escaped and came into her own, found family and friends and a place for herself. one thing i took away really strongly from this rewatch was that this was in no way a referendum on her character like so many people want it to be– korra is a dark-skinned woman from an ethnic minority both in-universe and in our world, who is muscular and confident and brash, and she has overflowing pride in those things. and those things just are– like this is who she is and that’s that, it’s matter of fact and the story isn’t at all about “deconstructing” those things and changing them. because they’re good things and there’s no need for them to change. like i mentioned in the post linked up there in episode 1, katara, a trusted and loved figure, praises and supports korra as she is. there’s a whole arc about lin, who we trust and respect, coming to trust and respect korra. in episode 6, she remarks that korra is “tough as nails” and tenzin says she reminds him of lin at that age and that they would get along if lin gave her a chance– which she does when they fight together and come out of it as equals. this is so important and overlooked, like i know i never thought about it before, but the way korra and lin’s dynamic grows through the season is really awesome. and it all serves to further support the idea that korra as she is is a good person deserving of love and respect.

i mean, that’s a central tenant of the season itself. we have bolin’s friendship and crush on korra and praising her to the high heavens, which is just so cute and lovely. we have closed-off, no-nonsense mako opening up and falling for her. we have asami making the effort to be korra’s friend and the two are never actually at odds through all the relationship drama (i can’t stress this enough, for all the flaws of the love quadrangle, korra and asami, the two women involved, never do anything against each other). we have katara and tenzin and pema and the airbabies loving and supporting her, we have lin coming to respect her, we have mako, bolin, and asami being there for her and taking up the mantle of team avatar for and with her, we have a stadium of people cheering for her (PROBENDING IS GOOD AND IMPORTANT 2KFOREVERRRR), we have all the avatars showing up and welcoming her as one of their own, we have the season ending with tenzin putting his hand on her shoulder and saying “i am so proud of you, avatar korra” and korra smiling proudly, triumphantly. like, just at every turn, this is a korra-positive season and not just that but it being a korra-positive season is the point!

why? let me get back to the amon backstory flashback. young noatak is a CLEAR parallel to korra. they look remarkably the same, they’re both being trained rigidly by overbearing guardians for a grand purpose, they both run away to republic city. they even used the exact same shots, sitting on a cliffside overlooking a sunset, in the exact same position. it’s a strong parallel and the parallel is this: korra is someone who has pride and love for herself, and specifically for her bending. noatak is someone who doesn’t. he hates his bending because of what his father makes him do with it. he runs away to republic city and builds a whole new life and identity based on self-hate. korra meanwhile, as i have discussed, is someone who loves herself and her bending, and builds her life around it. it’s what gets her through her years of seclusion. noatak ran away and became amon to save republic city by eradicating bending because of his self-hate, korra ran away and ended up saving republic city because of her self-love. in fact, in a way, they were both haunted by the ghost of aang– noatak’s father had his bending taken away by aang and noatak subsequently developed this twisted anti-bending ideology where he sought to do what aang did. and korra’s connection to aang is obvious, republic city is practically a personification of his legacy and the whole season is about korra and amon (and tarrlok, who is also such a good villain) grappling over it. and then you have tenzin, mako, bolin, and asami as our view into the people of the city and altogether i just find it incredibly rich thematically

i know all of this isn’t explained in the show but bryke never explains anything and with the very obvious paralleling between korra and noatak, the broad strokes do come across and the subtext is woven in throughout the season enough that the pieces come together. i feel like the reason people don’t get this is because they refuse to treat korra’s character and personality as a good thing and so they have this big disconnect between the way the show is framed and the way they want it to be. and obviously people shill for the equalists because they hate korra and just want her to be wrong.

that brings me to my thoughts on the equalists. all of my talk about the korra-amon parallels ties into this: the equalists are built on amon’s lie and their ideology is a lie. you’re never meant to sympathize with them, you’re meant to sympathize with korra and be on her side. there is no history of oppression against nonbenders. like if we’re gonna have a somewhat nuanced conversation about this we could talk about republic city’s class division. but it’s never that simple and if we’re gonna have an actually nuanced conversation about this we could talk about the history of various modes of oppression in the avatar universe. but if we’re just gonna be black and white about it, there is far more evidence for nonbenders oppressing benders than the other way around. the way everyone talks, calling benders “you people”, “firebending street-rat like you”, “take back our city” speaks for itself. i refuse to humor people who still think the equalists were in any way right. i won’t get into it. this in-depth post from earlier this year still stands. again, was all of this completely clear in the show? no. the equalists were never painted with a lot of nuance but you can’t fill the empty space with your own hate of korra and stanning for asami and act like that means that benders oppressed nonbenders lol. especially when asami would NEVAH. i feel bad for her that her stans besmirch her name with equalist stanning. but yeah anyway they’re just straight-up villains and they behave like it. now, the relationship between regular non-equalist nonbenders and benders in the city is actually really interesting and explored fairly satisfactorily imo. part of republic city being a character is what the triads mean, what the council means, what probending means, what mako and bolin growing up on the streets means, what asami and her father being incredibly wealthy means, etc etc etc. all of these things are actually explored in the show whether explicitly or through well-honed subtext and this is what we’re meant to be looking into for nuance, not the obviously villainous villains lmao. i mean obviously the equalists tie into this and i personally am able to analyze them and their place in all of this, but if you’re gonna hate book 1 because they were villains, and treated as such, and defeated as such, you’ve missed the whole point…

umm what else. relationships. i won’t go too in-depth with this because i’ll cover it after i’m done the whole series, but i think for the most part it was fine. definitely in the first half or like two-thirds of the season i thought it was well-executed and enjoyable, whether happy moments or when they were in conflict. i will admit that it got pretty messy starting in episode 9, it feels like things kind of jump forward a few times without getting there naturally, but like… that’s because they didn’t spend enough time on it. it baffles me that people complain about their being too MUCH shipping in book 1 when all the problems with it in the latter parts of the season are because too much happens OFF-screen. but lol i know the real reason is because people hate korra/stan this false image of asami so it’s no surprise their made-up reasons for it don’t make sense. overall i’ll just say that if korra is happy i’m happy and whether it was rushed or not i like that she “gets the guy” in the end. i think both makorra and masami were good relationships for the characters involved and i think people overstate the amount of conflict/drama. for the most part it’s harmless teen relationship stuff that showed up enough to be noticeable but because more important things were being focused on it didn’t show up enough in the latter part of the season to have all the beats of the relationship development play out clearly. i’m really not bovered.

SO ANYWAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY basically i think that approximately episodes 3 through 9 are like greatest-of-all-time tier artistically, both technically and narratively/character-wise. that’s the book 1 that i adore so much, like it’s honestly just so flawless, such a beautiful experience, such a thrill. i do think that unfortunately the finale wasn’t executed with that same level of excellence as the main body of the season– i really think it could have benefited from an extra episode to spread things out over and make various scenes longer and with just like more content driving home what they already were. the only reason i have criticisms about it is because i love book 1 so much. but i still think the book 1 finale was good, i think korra unlocking her airbending is an excellent moment and i think her connecting with the past avatars is one of the most beautiful, touching, important things ever. i love that the whole season is so strongly about korra and that she grows throughout it while staying true to herself, with unconditional love and support from her friends and family and finding a home for herself in republic city. and i ADORE how beautiful it was visually and narratively and the music and everything, there was just so much glorious excellence all for this story about HER. like it was all for her!!! and i think it ends wonderfully and ties together the whole season both meaningfully and messily, which is something we just have to deal with with lok lol

so yeah. i’m really happy with book 1 in this rewatch. i’m so glad that it holds up and i still love it for the reasons i thought i did and i have more clarity about it than ever before. i just wish there was more sooo badly lool

and it’s done...

today mark the end of fairy tail…and seeing how it was a part of 1/3 of my life i think it’s my duty as a fan to say some words about it

Originally posted by sutakinokipa-closed


fairy tail for all it’s flaws was a journey ….and a big one
i remember finding about the show by pure coincidence.
my first impression of it was “hey it have a busty chick and a freaking blue talking cat with wings” and for my 14 yo selfe that was everything i couldv'e hoped for

Originally posted by forthelove-of-anime


so i watched the anime..then decided to go for the manga .
week after week i found myself becoming part of the world. i feltlike a fairy tail member . and as cheesy as it sound it made me really happy ( to the point hat it was my favorite show at one point)

every arc was a blast. orocien seis , edolas , tenrou and my absolute favorite tartaros
and like every fan i shipped characters together . and thanks to this amazing fanbase the amount of content to my ships made me enjoy fairy tail even more  ( i can’t thank the authore of “we are young” enough for writing that masterpiece and rboz for her breathtaking art)

Originally posted by radicalsarah56


after tenrou thou things got a little weird . not including tartaros the other arcs felt..empty. i don’t know what happend to hiro but the quality was not the same and thus what i would like to call “ fairy tail hate train” begin

people started hating the show..even people who never got past the first chapters start calling it trash and garbage. it made me sad but thanks to everyone in the fanbase i was able to enjoy fairy tail till the end

now i’m not going to call fairy tail the best manga ever.in fact if i’m talking as a critice and not a long time fan i would give it a 7 at best. but being a big part of my life was enough to make me care about it and follow it no matter how bad it got ( let’s be real the last arc was garbage)

Originally posted by yooungswaifu


now for the man himself. hiro mashima…i have no words for this man other than thank you.. thank you for making me have this adventure..you may not be the best storyteller. but you managed to create a fantastic world out of nothing , full of fantastic characters that become a part of my soul…i’m sure when i become an old man and hear the term dragon…the first thing that will come to mind will be a pink haired loud but lovable idiot…and i would have the biggest smile on my face

Originally posted by theghostadt

so thank you hiro from the bottom of my heart

and so :.

let’s remember the fairy tail creed together :

1. You must never reveal sensitive information regarding Fairy Tail to others for as long as you live.

2. You must never use former contacts met through your being in the guild for personal gain.

3. Though our paths may have diverged, you must continue to live out your life with all your might, you must never consider your own life to be something insignificant, and you must never forget about your friends for as long as you live. 

Originally posted by celestialpluto

and so to sum things up with few words : “ farewell fairy tail….it was a magical journey “


Top 5 Shipping Moments of 2015

I dunno about you guys, but 2015 was a pretty awesome year for me. So let’s get too hot for the po-lice and the firemen and count down the top 5 Shipping moments of 2015

#5. SOUTH PARK MAKES CREEK CANON

I’ll be honest, for the longest time I didn’t get the Creek phenomenon. Craig and Tweek barely ever interacted in the show outside of one season 3 episode where the boys kept tricking them into fighting each other. So why was it so popular to slash ship them, especially when there were plenty of major characters around with literally dozens of slashy moments to choose from? Then Trey and Matt actually made a whole episode dedicated to examining slashfic and shipping, which deserves to be mentioned here since other than a quick nod on Avatar the Last Airbender, I can’t remember a show ever acknowledging it’s shipping fanbase, or at least not to this extent. And to make it better, they made Creek semi-canon in the process! And included fanon shipping fanart! Who else would have the balls?

#4. GRAVITY FALLS CREATES DIPCIFICA

Dipper/Pacifica probably wasn’t a ship until the 2015 episode “Northwest Mansion Mystery” launched it into mainstream popularity. Now it’s one of the most popular in the Gravity Falls fandom, and we were all hoping for more. Pacifica Northwest had appeared early on as Mabel’s rival, so there wasn’t a lot of shipping her with Dipper Pines. But following their interactions in this episode, which did a lot to flesh out Pacifica as a character, the ship became really popular, so much that many people assumed (now that Wendy was out of the picture) that the two would end up together in the series finale. While they don’t, and the show isn’t up for revival any time soon, there’s still a possibility, and it all goes back to this episode.

#3. THE FORCE AWAKENS CREATES STORMPILOT

Yep, 2015 is such a crowded year for Shippers that StormPilot is only #3. Force Awakens was a big movie for shippers, as it created a fresh crop of lovable characters with thick subtext. StormPilot became the big one, and now everyone wants a piece of it. In my opinion, Finn was the most creative new character introduced in the film - a stormtrooper who isn’t just a faceless, identity-free goon and who ends up turning to the good guys. He was a welcome new edition, and the chemistry he forms with Poe Dameron, the ace pilot who was this movie’s equivalent of Princess Leia, caught my eye right away; I remember thinking in the movie theater ‘This is going to get shipped.’ I just didn’t guess how much.

#2.  HANNIGRAM WINS

Like Korrasami the year before, the much ship-teased Hannibal/Will pairing finally became canon atop a hill, holding hands, and all but kissing, confirmed later by the creators. Hannigram is a strange and shocking pairing, but hell, it was one great ride. Whether you ship it or not, there’s no denying this one was majorly popular in its day and still is. And though most TV shows with popular slash pairings introduce the chemistry and comment on it, only to backtrack later on and pair the mains up with ladies, this was one instance where they weren’t queer-baiting. Instead, the teases were completely intentional. In that sense, Hannigram is kind of like the evil Korrasami - ship teased, end the day standing together in a (could be interpreted as) platonic touch, and confirmed later on by the creators as canon. Chances are both got their happy endings.

#1. STEVEN UNIVERSE GIVES US RUBY AND SAPPHIRE

We didn’t know Garnet was really two lesbians in a trench coat until 2015, but ever since then, Ruby and Sapphire have won us over with their love story, their happy relationship, and their sheer adorability. Sadly, we don’t get the backstory of Ruby and Sapphire until 2016 in The Answer, but 2015 did give us both “Jail Break’ and “Roadside Motel”. There is so much to love about the Ruby and Sapphire pairing,, from their first introduction to the sheer fact that they’re so much in love they can’t stand to be separated, to the fact that they’re nonetheless still real people (well, Gems) who fight like an actual couple, and can still make up and come to an understanding. What else could shippers ask for?

The last chapter of FT has been published today and it’s been a long hell of a ride.

I started watching the anime back at the end of 2011/start of 2012. It was one of these animes that’s always around and I had actually watched the first episode maybe two times already but I never got interested enough to continue, even though the manga had all my fave elements: fantasy, adventures, a little bit of humour and apparently also sad and touching moments., and of course romance. Then one day I saw this picture of topless, bandaged Gray and Erza blushing and I remember thinking: OTP material right here (turned out Gray is always shirtless and Erza was blushing because she had found Lucy’s panties drawer lol). I asked who they were so I went and finally got to watch the whole thing.

I fell in love with the story and the characters. Gray was my bb since day 1 and I couldn’t wait for Erza to appear. I shipped them so hard at first but then Juvia appeared; I remember thinking I’m gonna love this girl so bad even if she’s a bad one because WATER GIRL; turned out she was Gray’s romantic interest. I didn’t like them together at first but they eventually grew on me and here we are now (I believe Tenrou was the arc where I said okay Lola, they’re the cutest). Lucy and especially Natsu took some more time but I love them both so much now, too. The secondary characters are also so lovable, my girls Mira and Lisanna, Cana, Laxus… I could go on forever and of course JELLAL THE MOST PRECIOUS BUN.

I didn’t pick up the manga until the GMG; chapter 334 made me feel so, so much I decided I needed to read it, too. Also I love Mashima’s style with all my heart and god, the anime doesn’t do justice to Gray’s design. I discovered a whole new world with Gray’s design💙💙 Even though I have had my ups and downs with FT (the last two arcs were kind of meh) overall is definitely one of my top 3 mangas and it will always have a special place in my heart. Here’s to hoping for Mashima’s next work!!

Character Creator Types
  • Type 1: I love my child! He/She is a cinnamon roll! I don't want anything to happen to them! I love them so much!
  • Type 2: My child is a meme. Their creation was a mistake. What a freaking NERD.
  • Type 3: Sweet and lovable character? How about we try to break you in every way possible! It'll be fun! For me :)
2

So I’ve recently started binging sense8 (watched the 2 seasons in 3 days or something) and I really fucking love Bug. He’s so honest and cares about his friends, and his happy, unbelieving face when Nomi and Neets invited him at their Christmas party just made my heart hurt tbh. So here’s to bug, friend, hacker, lovable idiot and imo one of the best characters.

here’s some confessions with Snape and James in the same mention. we’ve dipped our toes making some less-than-contreversial ones but it didn’t turn out so well. ~Taiga

1) Snape fans constantly twist canon to interpret the Marauders and Lily in the worst way possible, a reading JKR did not intend for any of them, since they were all written as lovable heroes. Then they complain about people twisting Snape’s character just to hate him. So what is the truth? That it’s only okay to do this for characters who aren’t Snape? To me it seems very hypocritical.

2) If James hadn’t saved Snape’s life as a teenager, then Snape wouldn’t have been around to hear the prophecy and blab it to Voldemort, and James and Lily might still be alive. By being a good person, James ensured his own death. I think about this a lot.

3) i love james potter (and the whole marauders) and i personally hate snape. Anyone who thinks he was a great person can fight me.

4) I don’t get Marauders fans who romanticize and hero worship the marauders, but also villainize Snape for being a bully-ignoring everything good and heroic that he did. You do see how hypocritical that is right? And you can’t use “but Snape was a bully as an adult” as an excuse because Sirius never grew out of being a bully and Peter turned out to be the biggest traitor in the series, so it’s not like they grew up to be the most amazing people either.

Not surprising… :D

The decision on ‘who’ was … I won’t say easy but… yesitwas. I JUST LOVE HIM. Can’t help myself.

‘Why’ is a bit harder to answer. Because frankly Iwaizumi is not the character I’d typically go for. Visually he’s as far as it gets from what I’m usually drawn to.

My usual fav has fair skin (nope)
tall lean type (well he’s the shorty of the third years so .. no xD)
light hair (uh.. no)
LONG light hair (double no)

Well long haired men are nonexistent in Haikyuu so that category fell away anyways. No Asahi doesn’t count as ‘man’ sorry. *pets him*

I think what drew me in initially was actually how well balanced his character is (before I got to appreciate his looks). He’s strict and serious when it comes to things he loves (Vball, Oikawa), but he’s also not only ‘grumpy’ but supporting when needed. He knows when to be kind, he works hard, he does get disappointed and doubts himself when things down’t work out which is, thank god, normal. (I always find it weird when a character is this passionate about something but never seems to get really crushed when stuff doesn’t work out…).
He’s also a lovable dork… (the thing where he shows Tooru the fish species named Oikawa? priceless dorky proud face <3 so cute)

And since I’m a sucker for voices… I LOVE HIS VOICE. I totally approve of the seiyuu they chose. It gives me chills.

          FAW'S 300 FOLLOWER POST!!!

and i’m fully prepared to lose 30 more over my obscure meme

BUT SERIOUSLY I had absolutely no idea I would even reach this milestone and I just want to thank EVERY single follower that stuck with me over the couple years since I first started out! I just wanted to give a shout-out to a bunch of people under the read more, if I didn’t mention you just know that I love each and every one of you <3

Keep reading

It’s funny how there is so much defense of Ushijima going around. Apparently people are upset that fandom villainizes him but they always dance around the real facts. I know fandom likes to baby characters and sweep all unflattering traits under the rug but the truth is Ushijima is by no means this mature and gentle giant as his defenders are saying.

It seems he only gets defended because of how a lot of fandom misinterprets him as an obsessive Oikawa stalker whose biggest goal is to get him into Shiratorizawa. Which of course is not true at all. Despite fandom defining Ushijima almost completely by UshiOi fanarts, he has his own team and life outside of Oikawa. I never thought anybody would think he was a bad guy because of harmless fandom memes. People frequently defend him saying he respects Oikawa, but it seems pointless because I don’t think that was ever in doubt. It really wasn’t until Karasuno vs Shiratorizawa match where Ushijima showed his true nature and I’d wager his immature attitude is why people really dislike him.

He is definitely, canon-ly, more of a antagonistic figure than any of the opponents before because he is strong and thinks his new opponents are unworthy, especially Hinata. Ushijima is right. Hinata is unpolished and sometimes talks to big for himself but he’s a good kid and he has faced several opponents more skilled than him. Meanwhile Ushijima is the only one legitimately infuriated by this 1st year daring to step onto the same court as him. He wants to absolutely crush him, he wants to destroy him, humble him, etc. His thoughts are, “I am better than you”. His views are really no different than the little bitter old man who coaches him, Washijo. I noticed people will freely give that old coach dude some shit because he wants to see a kid get humbled yet people just ignore that about Ushijima, despite him being exactly the same type of bitter.

So why do people get surprised when Ushijima is portrayed as a bad guy? Unlike Nekoma, Fukurodani, or Datekou… Shiratorizawa is NOT supposed to be a friendly rival team. They are more similar to Seijou in being legitimate antagonists to the main team. So it’s only natural fandom sees them that way. Can we stop pretending he’s only hated because of the memes at this point? Maybe a small fraction of fandom hate him because some fanarts/fanfics portray Ushijima as a stalker getting in the way of IwaOi. Nobody really blames him for Tsukishimas fingers, sports injuries happen it was not intentional. But saying you want to “destroy” someone who is just trying their best is textbook bad guy dialogue. But guess what? It’s OKAY to like characters that are not innocent cinnamon rolls. There is also nothing wrong with sometimes portraying a character as the bad guy when he, IN CANON, was the antagonist of an arc.

TOG Endgame Theories

Okay, I finished Tower of Dawn last week and my obsession with the TOG series has returned full force. This post will contain spoilers from every book, so if you haven’t read, I wouldn’t suggest reading this post.
So here are my theories on who might die based on Sarah’s other works as well as my own guesses.
1.) Gavriel. He’s a character that’s beloved enough to make an impact but not to centrical to the plot that his death would change much– except to perhaps further Aedion’s story arch.
2.) Asterin. I’m like 99.999% sure Maas is taking Asterin down. (Praying I’m wrong though!) Asterin’ sole purpose is to protect Manon, she already has lost the love of her life and her child and so she’s not afraid of dying. She’ll probably be the one to use the Reckoning to save Manon and/or Dorian.
3.) Borte and her fiancé. I just have a feeling. Borte is lovable without being completely necessary. I kind of get the feeling she’s been introduced basically to die in place of the main characters.
4.) Lysandra’s uncle, the merchant. I can’t even remember this guys name. He’s cannon fodder, I can almost guarantee it. More plot evolving.

Why? Because Maas rarely kills her main characters. In ACOTAR or the other books, she rarely pulls the plug on a main. Nehemia was probably the biggest character death aside from Sam and Sorscha and if you didn’t read The Assasin’s Blade first, you already knew Sam was dead. And Sorscha has only a handful of scenes. Now, Maas could surprise us and kill a main but I doubt it. And Aelin is too precious to her to kill, I can 100% guarantee it. Too much has been built into both her future and her death for it to actually happen and Aelin is too good at getting out of these things. If Aelin does I will be shocked. However, there’s too many characters not to kill. Maas will pull a handful to die but I don’t think we’ll see many mains actually go down. Too many have countries riding on them.
I could be wrong, but this is my theory for now. I’ll probably post more as I mull over our newest novel.

Anticipating Thick As Thieves, day 2: favorite character :)

Sarah J Maas is notorious for killing characters. I mean, not that’s she’s killed a lot of main characters, but she always states in interviews that no one is safe and anyone COULD die. In the ToG series we’ve already had one major death but we haven’t had one in ACOTAR and since the final book is coming out on May 2 (42 Days) it’s got me wondering who she’s going to kill. There’s so many characters in this novel and each one is lovable in their own ways and I’d be distraught if any were to die.
I think though, if I had to guess, my top 3 picks would be Elain, Azriel and Mor. Elain is constantly described as sweet little Elain. Delicate and fragile and loving to all. She’s a sweet character all around and I could see Sarah killing her off in some way (I also believe that the Weevers song foreshadows this in some ways)
I don’t really have any theories on why Azriel and Mor would die, but they’re characters that I could see Sarah killing.

boom-smash-gotta-go-fast  asked:

What are your top 3 animse?

Uwaahhhh this is a question I’ve always been nervous to answer. Not because I don’t know what my favorites are, it’s more-so the pressure of actually putting them in order. So with that being said, I can tell you these 3 shows are ABSOLUTELY my top three favorites, but you can take the order I put them in with a grain of salt haha.

1) Boku no Hero Academia

Originally posted by osakaxkobe

My most recent “fixation,” you could call it. I did not expect to fall in love with this show as much as I did. It’s such an inspiring and exciting show with such lovable and dynamic characters. There is so much I could say about it but I don’t want to write essays on this post lol. I can’t wait to see bnha continue on for a long, long time!

2.) Bungou Stray Dogs

Originally posted by alltheanimus

Lately I’ve really reflected on just how special Bungou Stray Dogs is to me. I really resonate with the themes of this show. Feeling lost, trying to find a reason to live, trying to become a “better” person. My emotional attachment to every aspect of this show is too high for me to NOT consider it one of my absolute favorites.

3.) Haikyuu!!

Originally posted by kugurii

Haikyuu will forever have such a big chunk of my heart. I owe SO much of my current happiness to Haikyuu and the friends it has brought me. I will always love it, love its characters, love the story, and always be rooting for it. I can’t sit here and pretend like I’m still on fire for Haikyuu. I know all of us are feeling the fatigue of the fandom with the lack of new animated content and the manga being, well, disappointing to say the least. Regardless, it is extremely special to me. And will always have a spot in my list of favorites.

Sleepover Questions! Come by and ask me anything :D