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Yesterday, NBC touted a list of 12 series that have more than doubled their demo rating in L+35, combining linear and non-linear sources. Among those, This Is Us is up +180%. Other shows that have seen major increases include The Blacklist, Timeless and the Chicago series P.D., Med and Fire.

I asked her about the future of sci-fi drama Timeless and she said, “We love Timeless. It’s a great performer. I thought it could benefit from an earlier timeslot but we have Blindspot earlier so there’s just going to be some decisions based on the pilots — and there’s not that many pilots.” Creators of both Timeless and thriller Blindspot as well as The Blacklist will be in NBC offices next week to talk about next year.

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anonymous asked:

Hello hello! I love your d:m stories and I was wondering if you could do the Miracles first encounters with glitter? It's something I've been thinking about and I think it would fit well with your series

There is a brief time when the Miracles are living on the JSDF base that Momoi momentarily became obsessed with glitter. This was only a problem because she got a hold of glitter pens and then somehow it ended up everywhere.

*

“Oh for—” Youji bites his tongue before swearing, and then dumps his coffee out in the sink. “That’s it. When there’s glitter in my coffee we have hit the point of no return. You need to tell her to stop.”

Michiru casually drinks her own (non-glittered) coffee and says, “First? No. Secondly, fuck you. Thirdly, you’re a heartless monster.”

“Michiru, I am perfectly happy—and encourage!—whenever the kids find little human things that they enjoy. But there’s glitter everywhere. And I mean everywhere.” Youji’s expression darkens, “I wake up and find glitter where glitter should never be and I have no idea how it got there.

“She’s been putting glitter on the chairs,” Michiru says helpfully.

Youji rubs his forehead. “Please tell her to stop. She’s been putting glitter on the weapons and some of the men are complaining.”

“Bitch-ass whiners,” Michiru dismisses.

“And it’s against regulations,” Youji adds.

“Since when have you cared about regulations?”

“Precisely at this moment, with glitter in my coffee. Although I haven’t particularly enjoyed the sensation that I just spent a wild night with Tinkerbell.”

“I’m sure you’ve spend wild nights with worse,” Michiru quips easily.

Youji scowls, pauses as he thinks about this, and then nods, agreeing that yes, this is probably true. “Look, I’m telling you now as a friend. If you don’t tell her to stop, Kobayashi will, and it’s much better coming from you.”

“Kobayashi needs to spend a wild night with Tinkerbell,” Michiru grumps, “Or anyone, really. Man needs to get laid.”

“Agreed. But the point remains…”

Fine. You monster.”

*

Momoi takes one look at her expression and immediately droops. “I’m going to have to stop with the glitter, aren’t I?”

“‘Fraid so, kiddo. Men are a bunch of babies.”

“Yeah. The boys didn’t like it either.”

Michiru pats her on the head, and leaves her hand resting there as she sits down next to her.

“You liked it because it made things look like you, right?”

Momoi nods sullenly, and glows momentarily. Michiru always thought the pink light had a way of shining like glitter. She always wondered what the world looked like to the Miracles, when they glowed like that. Momoi stops glowing and then sighs. “Well, fine. I’ll save it for special occasions.”

“What’s the spirit,” Michiru says. “Tell you what, next time I’ll bring confetti.”

“What’s that?” Momoi asks, intrigued.

“Marvelous chaos,” Michiru replies.



A/N: Thanks for the suggestion, anon-friend! I feel like I took it in a strange direction, but it was a lot of fun. As a general disclaimer, I have no idea if putting glitter on your gun is against military regulations, and I was far too lazy to look that up. I’m assuming, though. Thanks again!! =D

mister-guillotine  asked:

Since I see you're a Monogatari fan I have to ask you if there is anything in the entire franchise that is considered so bad that you might as well skip it. I'm on the first season at the moment (Bakemonogatari) and looking at all the stuff that's there I'll really have a lot to catch up on.

I always need a chart when talking about this series lol. Based on my enjoyment level I would skip Nise, Hana, and Tsuki. I’m not certain how much plot-wise you’d miss out on. 

drsircaptain  asked:

I'm playing around with the idea of a world were music is magic and can manipulate the world based on genre, meter, major/minor tonality, etc. I'm having troubles describing music in action, as a physical tangible thing rather than just sound, especially in duel sequences where two musicians are facing off. I have a basic idea of what I want done with it so I'm not asking for it to be done for me (I know that's a no-no) but any and all input is awesome and much appreciated. Thanks for your time!

Well, music isn’t really our forte so I don’t know how much help we’ll be there.

All jokes aside, one of the best series I’ve seen using music as a form of magic is L.E. Modesitt Jr.’s Spellsong Cycle, starting with The Soprano Sorceress. It’s a fantasy setting that takes place in the land of Erde and follows the adventures of Anna Marshall, a fifty year old singer taken from our world on the day of her daughter’s funeral by means of an unlucky wish. Once in Erde, she becomes a sorceress of great power. Modesitt’s work can be a bit of a slog and these aren’t his best. You might not enjoy them as a reader, but his strength is his world building and as a writer of fantasy you shouldn’t skip him.

There’s a lot of good thinking in the novel. One of them is that it is difficult, if not impossible, for sorcerers to perform together as a duet because the chance of something going wrong is too high. Multiple voices together create more power but it relies on perfect synchronization that is nearly impossible to achieve with complex melodies. However, one warlord does manage to achieve this through hundreds of voices chanting together in an army.

The magic works through a combination of lyrics, visualization, and musical accompaniment usually through a single instrument. A truely skilled Sorcerer cannot just be a singer, they must also be a songwriter and composer. However, some get by memorizing songs and melodies from hearing them. Sorcerers and Sorceress are always singers, but to achieve greater power they need the support of other musicians often in the form of an orchestra. This forces the Sorceress to put a great deal of trust in the skill of her followers because a single mistake could be catastrophic for herself and the other musicians. The result is in setting is that most Sorcerers prefer to work alone without accompaniment. Because their magic takes a great deal of concentration, they also need to be protected in combat from attacking forces.

The sorcerer is also limited by what they know or what they can remember/make up on the spot. The use of magic takes a lot of energy, a Sorceress must eat constantly or they risk burning through their own body.

The setting also used two different kinds of magic: Darksong and Clearsong. The definitions are simplistic, but become complex in application. Darksong affects things that are alive or were once alive, growing plants in a garden for example would be Darksong. However, so would raising the dead and compulsion spells that enforce loyalty. Clearsong affects the non-living or what was never alive, this includes command of the elements, but also building infrastructure like roads or castles.

Both come with their flaws because of it’s easier, Darksong’s are greater. Darksong is easy to cast in the beginning, but over time it becomes more difficult causing double vision and violent headaches. It acts a little like an allergy, the more you do it, the more violent the reaction. Eventually, it will kill the sorcerer.

The Clearsong flaw is: matter cannot be created from thin air, it has to come from somewhere. If you’re going to create roads, you need stone and if that stone is not provided then the magic will find it for you. This means it could come from somewhere safe like a quarry or take it from the ground, shifting the landscape and causing a natural disaster or from a nearby village. It’s also pure destruction, if the sorcerer wants to resolve the situation without bloodshed, they need Darksong or they have to rely on others to do the fighting.

The series covers the effects of how this can affect the socio-political factors of the world. His work also does a good job of combining feminist themes with feudal worlds and handling different ways sexism can assert itself when dealing with a powerful woman.

It’s worth taking a look at for ideas, not just for magic but in how that magic affects the politics, the environment, and the balance of power.

-Michi

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MY “TO BE WRITTEN” FIC COLLECTION

A Hero Returned (A Demigods AU)

Peggy Carter, daughter of Athena, has been fighting for so long, she’s forgotten what peace feels like. The war encompasses everything, blurring the lines between the world of the mortals and the world of the gods. Everything that was once hidden, obscured by the Mist, has been brought forth by the Red Skull, a demigod who seeks to harness the power of the gods by any means necessary.

The loss of Steve Rogers–son of Poseidon and her former partner–was a blow to all who fought against the Red Skull, Peggy most of all. During a battle, he had commandeered the Red Skull’s plane, which was headed for New York, meant to take out Camp Half Blood (with half of the city as collateral damage). Sons of Poseidon are not meant to fly, and he crashed it in the ice, sacrificing himself to protect his home. 

When he is found four years later, very frozen but somehow still alive, Peggy’s whole world is turned on its head. His return fulfills a prophecy that she had never believed to be true, a prophecy that has the potential to change the whole course of the war. She and Steve embark on a quest with a ragtag group of demigods and mortals to take down the Red Skull once and for all. Their journey is full of danger and intrigue–and unresolved tension between the two quest leaders thick enough to be sliced to ribbons by a Celestial Bronze dagger. 

But who has time to rehash the entire history of a partnership while fighting the fearsome Hydra? Well, Steve and Peggy, apparently.

Letters in Iron

Hey everyone! This is my third fic, and it will be a multi-chapter one!

Nah, I’m kidding. How, you ask? Because each fic is a oneshot. All of them are based on a one word prompt starting with each letter of the alphabet. 

I am proud to say that this is my best fic (out of a grand total of three), and I hope you like it. Reviews are very much appreciated!

This is also up on FF and AO3.


Rating: T
Title:
1. Apple
Words: 1702
Summary: When Gajeel eats an apple that Levy received on a mission, he is unpleasantly surprised to find that he has turned into a cat. And not the Exceed kind. Rated T for swearing.


Gajeel wonders what kind of crummy job she took to end up with a basket of apples as her reward.

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New video for Until Dawn: Gasoline - Josh and Chris

Part one of an 8 video series based on this playlist! Full description is on youtube <3 Warning for spoilers and lots of flashing clips.

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SMROOKIES; an otome game 

After three years of hard work, sleepless nights and routine breakdowns, you’ve finally been accepted into a digital media program. It seems like you’re finally closer to achieving your dream, it’s probably going to be smooth sailing from here on, right? Wrong! Upon arriving to school for first day orientation, it was suddenly revealed that your school program went through a sudden revision and now you’ll be working with the students from SM Academy of Stars in a joint program to complete assignments, pass classes and prove yourself an able producer. But no worries! The top students of SM are ambitious, hard-working and handsome, your future projects with them will be a success for sure, but how will you be able to convince them to partner with you for assignments instead of your rival classmates?  

Continuously improve your skills, balance your social and love life as well as complete assignments on time for the next 4 years to ensure that your future is bright!  Keep your chin up, you’re one step closer to becoming an award-winning producer you’ve always dreamed to be…that is, if you graduate.  

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I put too much effort into this, the Tiznés made me do it
I swear I found this funny when I first thought of it, honest
(Based on this)
(Also I tried to keep consistent with the timeline and not give Magnolia her… well… Magnolia haha–)

(Another thing; some of the panels have captions, jsyk–)

When u were supposed to be productive but u ended up marathoning the entire BBC Jekyll series instead and suddenly it’s late evening and you have no idea where the time went…

Possibly NOT a clone
  • [WARNING! will contain spoilers!]
  • Welcome to my Flux Buddies theory, and I have a good one to show you. Right.
  • You're possibly asking: how is Lalnable NOT a clone?
  • I'm not saying he isn't, but it might be possible he might not. In my perspective, I think he is Duncan's future self.
  • How?
  • Well, there has been many obvious scenes in where he might be. The first one was when Kim saved Duncan when he was tied up and surrounded by traps in the meteor. Before, Lalnable said that he loves grape soda and is bored of Kims noodles. Duncan is the complete opposite, BUT at the end of the episode, he said that the wants to try grape soda more because Kim likes it, and he might possibly grow bored of the taste of noodles. In the latest episode, when they're in the deep dark, Duncan made references to Lalnable's notebook him and Kim found at 'the local butchers' saying "what a lovely day" and possibly lied about saying it was a quote from Mad Max.. Also, several times during the series, he laughs kind of like Lalnable did. He also laughed on the latest video when Kim passed out from the darkness as she sang 'twinkle twinkle little star', whispering to Mother.
  • How is it possible Lalnable might be Duncan's future self?
  • Well, I'm guessing it may have something to do with Time Cops, possibly causing a paradox or somehow managed to sneak into their base undetected and go back in time from the far future, back to when Duncan had completed his castle, where he and Kim casted 'the apprentice'.
  • Where is Lalnable's Flux if he's Duncan's future self?
  • There might be a possibility that Duncan somehow got rid of the Flux, and maybe Kim too. But then how is he crazy?
  • Flux drives people insane once infected. It sticks to your skin like super glue and seeps into your flesh, going into your organs. Since its on a side of Kim's face and around Duncan's eyes, its possible that it has rooted to their Brains. If its gone, it might possibly have a permanent side affect of forever losing sanity, thus becoming completely insane.

anonymous asked:

Ok, so, the top ten fake fic list from kazlin's rivals series just appeared on my dash again and I can't help thinking that the "breaking of your soul (upon my lips)" was heavily based off of BtDS?

well, if the username rose_summerfield didn’t give it away…. 😏😉

So...let me get this straight...

Daring and Rosabella is/might be a thing?

So…what about Apple?

Well…I was thinking….if Dexpid (Cupid and Dexter) happens instead…

And based on how this series is going so far…

Maybe Apple can still have her happily ever after…

She just has to open her eyes and see that the person she was destine to be with was right in front of her all this time…

Her and this person was always met to rule the land by each other’s side…

Her and this person was met to be raiding queens all over the land…

You guys know who I’m talking about…right?

anonymous asked:

I saw you mention you were working on a fanfiction at one point, what's it about/is it up yet? I'd love to read more of your work!

[Mun: Well, none of it is Fallout (yet - I’ll explain shortly) and it’s at least initially based on a self-insert character. I’d say those would end up being some pretty big turn-offs for some people.

Basically, I’ve been working on a fanfic series based on this thing called Jumpchain, which is… kind of like a choose your own adventure, but with more opportunities munchkinery and visiting different narrative universes. Here’s a link to the spacebattles thread on the subject (though it might be out of date), the Jumpchain Wikia, and the drive where all the PDFs are stored.

To be fair, I probably don’t follow the rules as they were originally intended (mostly on how to properly hand the MC all their goodies and execute drawbacks, but mostly that’s just trimming things for a narrative purpose), but I’ve also got a few self-imposed ones for the sake of a good story. I might share them in the author’s notes someday, I don’t know.

I think I’ve come across maybe… three, four people who also use Jumpchain as a storytelling tool? I hesitate to call that a hard and fast number though because I don’t always lurk around the right internet circles to discover this sort of information.

Anyway. It’s a series called Chains Adventurous, because I suck at naming shit yet still insist on being a little pretentious.

It’s being posted in anachronic order, ex: i’ve got the one-shot prelude/prologue done, a Pokemon fic which immediately follows it and on the far other end of the timeline is a Doctor Who fic which has the tenuous position of being ‘The End’. Everything else in between is either in a plotting stage (Legend of Zelda, Young Justice), planning stage (Harry Potter, Animorphs, some other shit), or grasping for vapors stage (Worm, Star Wars, Fallout, everything else).

But the thing is is that of the three published stories, the two that are multichapter are under rewrite (and only one of the rewrites being posted at this time), mostly because I saw a lot of shit that needed to be tightened up and I saw some other crap that could have been handled a lot better. Also more originality and better pacing are being injected, along with corrections from a beta (my first!).

I’ve been informed that I’m not an entirely terrible author (being called both spooky and funny is like the best compliment I’ve gotten in years) and I do keep romantic nonsense to a minimum. Here’s a link to the AO3 version, though it is posted on FF.net, the AO3 one is better organized and has a little bonus art to go with it (though just one picture for now).]

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Member Profiles: Hong “Joshua” Jisoo. - An ongoing series if my lazy ass cooperates.

Note: the “Most Remarkable Era” is based on my own personal opinion only.


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Joshua’s info. taken from @pledis17.

I just watched the scene from episode one of Yuri on Ice again where Yuuri is skating Stay Close to Me while Victor is… i want to cry it’s so good. They put so much detail into the differences between Victor and Yuuri’s expressions.

Victor looks very tired, sad, like his heart isn’t really in it at all. Obviously he’s skating beautifully, but he doesn’t feel what the music is saying, a lover’s plea to stay close.

Meanwhile Yuuri has a little smile on his face as the song reaches its climax. He, who has every right to be sad and depressed after big losses, managed to find joy in skating this song and showing it to his childhood crush. He might not be skating it as flawlessly as Victor, but you can see on his face that he feels what the song means. I absolutely can’t wait to see how they’re going to bring this back around at the end of the series based on how well Victor and Yuuri’s relationship has been developing so far. Yuuri is learning that he’s allowed to ask someone else to stay close to him, while Victor is rediscovering what it was that made him love skating. I still hope we get to learn more about Victor because there’s so much to him that we don’t know, but I have a feeling that everything in the series is going to tie back to this eventually.

anonymous asked:

talk about the needed diversity of night vale's cast. i'm sure i'm not the only person that has noticed the overwhelming majority of well known web-based series' creators and characters are white and/or male. talk about how more diverse story telling is important and good for the genre. i've had friends give up the idea of creating a series because they believe no one would watch a horror arg about black women, lgbt men and women, etc. its sad when all the popular stuff is all white str8 guys.

You’re… you’re baiting me, right? You’ve got to be baiting me, here, or you’ve never actually listened to Night Vale at all. We have:

- Cecil Palmer, our male main character, who falls in love with a man who soon becomes his boyfriend, and has also made comments about attraction to other males

- That boyfriend is the most respected scientist in the entire town, and his name is Carlos, which is very suggestive of Hispanic or Latino descent

- Neither of these characters so far have even once described themselves or anyone else as gay or bisexual; they’re just two men in love, and it’s not even ‘different’ to anyone in town–it’s not talked about because it’s not anything ‘big’ to be talked about

- Dana Cardinal, a girl who interns at the radio station and later picks up a position of extreme importance from another woman who previously held that role

- Tamika Flynn, a young black girl played by a black woman who is the most obvious hero in the entire storyline so far and responsible for so many pivotal moments in the town’s darkest hours. Here’s a video of Tamika’s actress onstage for a live reading with Cecil: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTmIwCg98PY

Seriously, it’s like you’ve never listened to Night Vale at all. You’ve got to be baiting me, right? This is one of the most diverse pieces of fictional media I’ve ever seen, and they’ve gone about it 110% the best way possible.

i’ve had friends give up the idea of creating a series because they believe no one would watch a horror arg about black women, lgbt men and women, etc.

They’re wrong–a lot of us are more than willing to watch these series… as long as they make good series.

It’s not about what the characters or actors are so much as who they are, what they do, what happens to them, how they react to it, how they keep a story flowing, if the idea is good, etc. Every last tenant of what defines quality work is in no way diminished by a cast of people who aren’t white straight guys, because excellent storytelling, film-making, and all of that sells itself to people who aren’t idiots that can’t look past “GAY GUY AND BLACK CHICK OH NO.”

They’re not the kind of audience you want, anyway, because that’s such a mark of low intelligence they’re just not worth keeping around for the really intellectually and emotionally challenging moments of the story you’re telling.

You absolutely have it in you to create an awesome, kick-ass webseries, ARG, or just about anything whether you’re black, hispanic, latino, asian, mid-eastern, white, lgbtq, or have a largely female cast. DO NOT COUNT YOURSELF OUT BECAUSE YOU’RE DIFFERENT. You’re working in the field of fictional media, and good media finds its audience, no matter what.

Please, never discount yourself or your ideas because of the color of your skin, your sexuality, the body you’re in, or anything that’s ‘different’ for the characters being written or played. You may deprive the world of the next Marble Hornets, and by not going forward with your idea and attempting it, our artform loses a newcomer that actually will help break down the stigma that’s making you afraid to try.

The only rule is that, just like Night Vale, story and character is what’s important–it’s not about parading the diversity of your cast around, and how ‘inclusive’ you are, because people who do this are doing it for approval instead of being truly genuine in their inclusivity. When you have a diverse cast you don’t brag about, filled with characters of all different walks of life, shades, hues, personalities, and sexualities, it’s a mark that the creator sees different human beings as equal human beings–their inclusivity isn’t coerced or forced to fill a quota, they’re not a white guy hiring a bunch of black actors just to prop on a pedestal and make himself look good. 

The creators who have diverse casts they don’t brag about our talk about as a major point of “woohoo! diversity!” are the ones we need to celebrate, because they don’t need to talk about how they’re so good with a certain group or supportive of them, they live the mindset naturally that human beings who look different or love different are are still their equals and deserve as much respect as their own siblings or parents, and that genuine belief and humanity is reflected in their writing.

AGAIN: Please, never discount yourself or your ideas because of the color of your skin, your sexuality, the body you’re in, or anything that’s ‘different’ for the characters being written or played. You may deprive the world of the next Marble Hornets, and by not going forward with your idea and attempting it, our artform loses a newcomer that actually will help break down the stigma that’s making you afraid to try.