because i don't think i was clever enough to think of it on my own

sroloc--elbisivni  asked:

I understand you must have many many things going on but you seem like the best person to ask: do you think the Justice League is registered as a company and as such do you think they pay taxes?

… there’s not really any reason for them to incorporate, as a non-profit or otherwise? they do not participate in business activities. they are an international/intergalactic vigilante organization operating outside the law, who do so basically freely because no one wants to deal with the logistics of stopping them from doing so (if 2017 has taught us anything it’s that you can apparently just kind of do Whatever if the people who are supposed to stop you from doing that decide they don’t care enough to bother). if you don’t profit from a nation’s citizens or use their infrastructure, you don’t pay taxes to that nation, and the justice league is not a profitable enterprise (that is probably a grimdark au somewhere tho). they also don’t need to worry about separating themselves as individuals from the justice league as an entity for liability reasons (another reason to incorporate) because everything they are doing is technically illegal anyway. otherwise they’re just cops, and that’s a totally different grimdark au.

while generally large-scale construction projects are undertaken by corporations, they don’t need to be, so regardless of what you think their headquarters looks like (personally i think that putting it in space is dumb because it creates way more logistical problems and failure points than necessary while also increasing the likelihood of pissing off nations who were already barely tolerating your extralegal organization, you’re way better off with a Sealand-like structure in international waters that’s Themyscira/Atlantis adjacent to utilize their existing defense infrastructures) it’s likely to have been built using the private resources of various members and informally gifted to the group as a whole. they don’t really have a staff, i think it’s usually implied that maintenance is performed by robots. possibly alien robots, or else built by a genius superhero whose whole deal is robots. or it’s just roombas. noisy-ass bulk warehouse roombas knocking over all the potted plants, dragging charging cables and their attached devices all over the fucking place.

so mostly the only legal issues are around ownership and i’m not convinced the watchtower, etc, are actually legally owned by anyone, being outside the united states and not governed by any country’s property laws. being built outside of any country’s jurisdiction means they didn’t have to purchase property which means it doesn’t need to belong to anyone. i mean the general purpose of property laws is the ensure that randos can’t just take your shit and say “this is mine now” and if someone is trying to steal justice league headquarters they were probably never going to try to settle that issue in court. i guess some enterprising member of the league could try to be clever and plant a flag but everyone would probably just ignore them and go about their business. or else it would become a game of capture the flag with no meaningful consequences. “someone broke the window again, barry fix ur building” “it stopped being my building yesterday, i think it’s hal’s” “hal why are you such a slumlord”

in summary:

  • if they’re headquartered inside of a country they’ll need to pay property taxes to that country, but why would they do that
  • if you’re going with a space station then you probably shouldn’t look too closely at the legal situation or other practical considerations anyway because it’s a goddamn mess
  • otherwise they are kind of just an informal club that hangs out in the weird clubhouse they all built
We're just too clever to find a boyfriend! It may sound insufferably smug, but these women say their high intellect means they struggle to meet someone

Does this count as a female version of incels?

– anonymous submission

Here’s a link to the full article, and it’s actually worse than the headline itself.

For context, incels are those desperate for romantic/sexual attention, can’t get it, and end up both bitter and massively sexist, hating those that do end up getting the attention that they crave.

I don’t think that these women can be classed as incels, but as another subgenre of romantic/sexual entitlement: the arrogant blameshifters. (Catchy, I know.)

Those kinds of people have looked at their failures in dating or attracting someone else and automatically jump to the “The other person isn’t good enough/I’m too [positive attribute] for others to handle/I’m suffering because of other people’s problems.”

In this case, the women have decided that they’re simply too clever, that the men that they want aren’t clever enough or are intimidated by them, and are then left thinking, “I’m great, it’s everyone else that’s wrong!”

There’s no mention of their high-standards, there’s no mention of their personalities being off-putting or anything like that – no, it must be because Pathetic Sexist Men can’t handle Amazing And Intelligent Women.

I mean, the quotes by these women show exactly what they’re actually like:

“I’m not claiming to be Albert Einstein, but I can’t seem to meet a man I find intellectually stimulating.”

Really, now. 

One woman demands that the kind of man that she wants is interested in her interests, such as her radio documentary about “the pressure that black women are under to adhere to white beauty stereotypes.” 

That’s not mind-numbing for a ton of different people. And, of course, she also then has the audacity to say: “I’ll always listen to be polite, but superficial, self-indulgent conversation is an immediate red flag.”

Oh? So she wants a man that will listen to her prattle on about social justice topics where she can be seen as a “good ally,” but as soon as the conversation turns to something that she’s not interested in and that he’s passionate about – whether it’s as mind-numblingly boring as her own passion – that’s a “red flag.” 

(It’s not as though the vast majority of couples out there will have some differences in passions and interests, and that the key to a good relationship is respecting those interests even if you don’t get it yourself.)

She’s not looking for a partner, she’s looking for a male clone.

When one ex-partner said “[the woman] thought [she] was a princess,” her answer is, “I think he had anger issues.” Because a criticism that heavily implies that the man thought that she was self-absorbed and narcissistic couldn’t possibly be true, no, that meant that he was clearly defective. Naturally.

And then you have a second woman, that came out with this gem:

“The sense of achievement I derive from learning seems alien to most men.”

Imagine being so full of yourself that you end up believing that the majority of the people that you’re attracted to can’t possibly understand what it’s like to love learning.

(Of course, she’s from an area where a lot of men don’t go on to university, but it’s almost as though she’s forgotten that there are men at university, or at college, and she’s somehow “stuck” with Ignorant, Uneducated Men.)

And she goes on to complain about a man that thought she thought of herself as a “big shot” – whilst admitting that she considered him to be “monosyllabic.” 

‘Our conversations were mundane. When I tried to start an informed discussion — about religion or terrorism, for example — he had no idea how to react.

‘He didn’t understand that my degree meant I had a head full of information and when I asked him about his work all he could muster was that it had been “fine”.

‘In any case, there’s only so much you can talk about when you do the same job every day.’

Strangely, even highly intelligent people don’t always want to talk about politics or religion. And if she’s the kind of person to sneer at those that haven’t gone to university (that part about her degree just makes her completely insufferable) and then sneer again about those that work full-time (when she herself is putting off work by going to university), it’s not exactly a stretch to see why she’s unattractive. Which has nothing to do with her looks at all.

“One date found the fact I studied from a feminist perspective offputting. Most mistakenly assume I hate men.”

No, she’s just that sexist that she can’t imagine that men can enjoy education or get the most out of their education in a different way than she does, blames others for her personality-based shortcomings and then whines when men don’t want her for those reasons.

And then yet another woman that talks about the two types of men that she found at university:

“There were geeky types into computer games, and leery lads who just wanted to drink and were intimidated by my studious nature,” she recalls. “I didn’t want to be around either.“

Ah, yes, the same “there are only two kinds of girls: the nerdy, quiet girls and the super-girly, make-up obsessed girls” nonsense, but for men. Lovely.

“Men think I’m too serious. I want to talk about psychology and literature — they’re obsessed with UFOs and Harry Potter. Perhaps I’m too fussy, but I’m bored within an hour.”

G-d forbid that men also want to talk about silly things or other subjects that interest them that aren’t constantly super-heavy-going. Let’s just whine that men won’t talk about what I want to talk about, but then complain about being bored if they talk about their things. Yes, she is far too fussy, and wonderfully self-absorbed. Again.

But at least the psychologist had something pertinent to say at the end of the article:

“A degree might make you think differently, but it doesn’t make you a better person. As women continue to excel, many might be better off exercising a bit more humility.”

So, this was a very long answer for me to say that no, they aren’t the female version of incels, they’re self-absorbed, arrogant, inherently unlikable individuals that have no idea how to interact with others, who desperately need to have themselves and their interests as the constant centre of attention, and when men end up not being perfect mirrors of themselves, they whine about it and blame men for simply not being able to handle intelligence.

For supposedly “intelligent” women, they’re particularly stupid.

anonymous asked:

Any tips for someone who wants to design their own species or terato? I have lots of ideas but I don't think they're good enough for their own species and others I have are already overused a lot. Thank you and I really love your art

okee anon, I’m going to reblog a thing that i found recently, but here’s this here:

it’s by @synaya found right here (X)

So overall concept with this is basically human body, object head and it’s seriously so clever, I’m really drawn to this kind of aesthetic where something still has a humanoid body (cause i’m weak oop) but here’s some ideas for creating a character and maybe a whole species.

As for me:

Rooks came out of nowhere, Doll was just a design based off all my aesthetics: (cat + black + fave color combo + humanoid = DOLL) then suddenly came Stud, then Honey, Playboy, Hunk and Jock and so on, I just followed a theme / set of criteria for the species:

  1. Animal Base
  2. Color Exaggeration (multiple colors used in single character, bioluminescence, individualized markings etc.)
  3. Humanoid Torso (regardless of whether or not they had an extra three pairs of legs), Exaggerated Proportions for some (larger hands, thicker legs, broader shoulders, tiny pinched waists) and Animal Properties (claws for some, webbed feet for others, wings for some, ears and tails).
  4. Body Modification / Trauma / Extra/Missing Parts (armor, plating, and wounds, as well as extra arms, extra eyes, missing limbs, no mouth etc.) this is really the only part that appointed to the terato factor

These properties came from what I noticed I was drawing, what similarities each character that kept popping up had. You can see the difference between my original Rooks and the Rooks that I’ve drawn as requests.

But enough about me:

The point I’m trying to get at is for you to use your own aesthetics! The reason the ideas you’re talking about are overused is because people like them!! I know you want to be original, and you absolute can, you have to add your own flare into your characters. If I just stuck cat ears on Doll, gave him anime boy hair and called him a monster, I’d wouldn’t have what I do now, you really just have to think outside the box.

If you have a lot of ideas, write them down and combine two of your favorites. 

I’m sorry I can’t tell you exactly what I did, cause I have no idea what I did, oh my god. Flat out, design a character, design another one. What do they have in common? What do you see that you realize, “gee i tend to use that a lot”. 

With terato, I’m going to explain this in Digimon omg, in terms of monsters, terato ranges from this:

It’s cute, but it’s a monster! Nothing humanoid about him, but if you found that big ol eye staring at you under your bed you have a mild panic attack before cuddling it.

To this:

If I saw him, I’d drop dead, find Lucifer’s armory and nuke him from beyond the grave, I was scared as shit of this asshole when I was younger. But guess what…………….. THAT TINY BBY TURNS INTO THIS FUCKER.

SO!!!!!!!!!! If you plan on making a monster character/species, find your aesthetic first, do you like horror? or do you like cute, but still a monster? (← that’s me)

Do you like organic forms or metal ones, a combination of both?

Do you like solid, dark colors or the rainbow?

Fluffy or scaly? Big or small or ranging? Will they interact with humans? Are they more a cryptid legend or an existing, flourishing species? What would their environment be? 

But REMEMBER NEVER BE AFRAID TO LOOK FOR REFERENCE OR TAKE INSPIRATION FROM SOMETHING ELSE (just don’t fucking copy from someone or i will find you).

Take the Galra from Voltron:

PURPLE every single one of them is a shade of purple, cat like and humanoid. Some have a more humanoid face, others are more beastly. Some have fluffies, some are actually scaly and have armor. Some have soft cat like ears, some have elf like ears. Even with these differences you can see similarities in their species. 

Subterraneans from OPM:

Underground earth dwellers, humanoid figure, steam punkish aesthetic with sort of Mayan inspired armor, dull brown coloring, covered or grotesque shaped heads, gold and jewelry.


It’s all about finding something that you like and individualize each character similarly when it comes to creating a whole species. 

If you need more help, here’s some an ALIEN SPECIES GENERATOR!

I really don’t know what else to say, I rambled and this asks is EVERYWHERE AT ONES OOPS but I hope this helps, don’t hesitate to ask any more questions if you need, I’d be glad to help!

And thank you bby Q///A///Q 

- Dolly ❤

honestly i really hope we see Toby and Claire bonding while Jim’s gone in s2, and not just in a Trollhunter fighting team way but like as friends

  • Toby putting on some music while he and Claire train in the Hero’s Forge and Claire instantly recognizing the hard rock and her face lighting up. “No way, is that Papa Skull?” And it is, of course it is, because Toby’s canonically a fan of the band, Claire just hasn’t learned that yet. (the music Toby plays during the battle for the bridge is Papa Skull, pay attention to his phone when he changes the song)
  • Claire becoming Toby’s wingman irl as he courts Darci and on the video game screen as he battles bad guys.
  • They don’t play the sushi game; that memory’s far too fresh in Toby’s mind and Claire can’t take Arrrggghh’s place, but they do play everything else.
  • Claire getting super into the sci-fi and fantasy games and Toby realizing she is a huge flipping dork like he and Jim.
  • Toby mentioning how he was thinking of calling her Shadowdancer on the rl battlefield and Claire admitting she wants to call herself something a little more…intense.
  • “Queen Death Viper 5000 of the Shadow Realm.” Toby’s eyes going wide. “Dude…that is the coolest name my ears have ever heard.” Claire smiling a little. “You think?” “Heck yeah! But, uh, its kind of a mouthful to say. You got a nickname for fights?” “Yeah, I guess it isn’t very practical. Hmm…” “Death Viper?” “Maybe…something doesn’t sound right about it.” “Shadow Viper? Death Realm? Death Queen? Queen Viper? Shadow Queen?” “Shadow Queen’s kinda cool.” “Orrrrrrr it could be Shadowdancer. Ya know. If you want.” “But I don’t dance.” “But you’re like really graceful and light on your feet like a fairy, like” Toby moving his hands as he says “Spinny twirly angry whoosh! Surprise, idiot, you didn’t expect me to knock you off your feet!”
  • Claire laughing instead of arguing with him for once and the two of them compromising because Shadowdancer is pretty accurate and who said Claire can’t have more than one nickname?
  • Toby actually taking the time to alternate between Shadow Queen and Shadowdancer when addressing her during battles and Claire really appreciating it and calling him Warhammer in return. Both of them really loving and embracing their dorky hero names and having a blast charging into battle.
  • Toby feeling bad about the way he treated Claire when he was jealous about her relationship with Jim. Still being kinda jealous, not about Jim, but because Claire’s life, aside from her missing brother, seems great on the outside: She has her parents. She has other friends. She’s talented and smart. She’s good-looking and popular. She has it all and seems to always have it together, and Toby has none of that.
  • Claire breaking down one day because her parents are so hard on her and expect so much from her and want her to be what they want her to be when Claire just wants to be herself. Claire crying because her brother’s gone and Jim’s gone and she may never see either of them again and life is overwhelming and she can’t always have it together.
  • Toby realizing how wrong he was about her and somewhat relating; he has his nana but he’s not real close to her so he kinda gets how Claire feels about not being real close or open with her parents. 
  • Claire being there for Toby when he breaks down, when he confesses how much he misses Arrrgghhh and Jim and how mad he is at Jim for leaving and how nothing’s fair. Toby and Claire becoming each other’s emotional support.
  • Smaller things. Claire recognizing how clever Toby is about his make-shift armor of kitchen ware and having him help her construct some of her own as she makes suggestions about ways they can improve it.
  • Toby learning Claire really doesn’t like to get her hair wet after she’s tossed into a river during a fight. She’s standing there sopping wet when all’s said and done, makeup running down her face, half her clips missing or tangled in her hair that’s starting to dry and curl. Toby cracks a joke about her appearance to which Claire punches him in the exposed part of his arm and tells him to shut up before stealing the pot on his head and plopping it down over her own. It kinda hits him later, when Claire’s removing the pot from her head and her hair’s springing up in frizzy curls she’s furiously trying to hold down, that her hair is something she’s insecure about it. That there are things that Claire Nuñez is insecure about, like him. like anyone else.
  • Bigger things. Toby and Claire having to deal with a very distraught Barbara, a very confused school district, and very nosy classmates as to what exactly happened to James Lake Jr.
  • Toby and Claire having to play dumb upset kids to throw people off (which isn’t very hard; they don’t actually know much about where Jim is or if he’s OK and they’re certainly very upset about it).
  • Eli claiming the monsters took Jim and both of them freezing up until its made apparent that no one still believes Eli. The cops interviewing them recognizing Toby and not being real thrilled to see him in trouble of sorts again. Claire snorting until one of the cops, the one that caught her pushing Toby in a red wagon not long ago, points and says he’s seen her before too. Toby grins.
  • Claire and Toby having to decide whether they should tell Barbara the truth or not. If the police investigate and somehow find something, the trolls are in trouble. But Jim didn’t tell his mom the truth again when he could have and maybe that was for a reason? But Barbara also has a right to know whats going on! But what if she freaks out and goes to the cops or doesn’t believe them? But it hurts watching her fall apart over her missing son.
  • Claire and Toby still butting heads sometimes despite being friends but becoming less immature about it as they learn more about each other.
  • Toby and Claire developing believably as individuals and as friends that is all

anonymous asked:

i don't know if you've answered this but what hogwarts houses would all of katie's character's be? and for morgana before and after she turned evil?


Alrighty for the record, I am excluding minor characters (Bess, Rachel, Vixen, Dessie’s Girlfriend) and Lady Thelma and Princess Margaret.

The Rambling Thinky Thoughts of Brittane Presents: Hogwarts Houses - Katie McGrath Edition

Originally posted by zuzalou

Alright ladies, Sorting Hat on! Let’s do this.

Lena Luthor

Originally posted by luthorial

Some may remember that Lena has already been placed by this Sorting Hat but I can’t leave out our love, so I shall revisit and elaborate. I still believe that placing Lena in Slytherin is not the way to go. I know some just associate her with that notion because Slytherin is known for its baddies and SOME PEOPLE still think my cupcake is evil. Don’t make me cut you. On the other hand, speaking more precisely, she does fit the bill in some terms. She is very smart and ambitious. She is cunning and puts maximum effort into achieving her goals. However, Slytherins have an all-or-nothing appeal and aren’t afraid to step on the little guys to get what they want. Slytherins are often in it for the glory of the achievement. That’s just not Lena.

The Hat Dictates: As previously mentioned, Lena is intelligent, creative and very intuitive. She wants to be judged on her own merits and be recognized as independent of the darkness that the Luthor name implies, expressing her will to be recognized as an individual. She is an excellent go-to friend offering meaningful advice and help when needed. She’s also a bit extra and has a slight lick of eccentricity. All traits very commonly celebrated by none other than RAVENCLAW. She says with surprise in her voice, for some reason… Yay Lena!

Hey you! Yeah you! Keep reading for the Sorting Hat’s decision on the rest of our lovely Katie ladies (if you want that is).

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anonymous asked:

Greetings! Could you please write some Sherlock x reader? I really like your writing and I really need a fix of good Sherlock fics before I die of boredom. Thanks in advance!


this is prob crack woops i’m tired

“You can’t hide from me!”

Sherlock shut the door in your face.

John chuckled nervously. “Was that really necessary?”

“Did you want to hear that incessant prattling for another hour?” Sherlock replied, sounding not at the least interested. “Because I don’t.”

You had been on their case ever since you were witness to Sherlock solving a crime over three weeks ago. His perfect deductions, the way his mind worked - everything about him boggled you. Sherlock had never met anyone like you before. Instead of recoiling and cursing him for his blunt, rude behaviour like everyone else - besides John of course - you butted against everything he claimed, searching for your own answers with a fiery zeal that would burn him if he came too close. You were strange, and unpredictable, and -

The door shook as you pounded at it with your fist.

- very persistent.

“She’s been trying to have an audience with you for almost a whole month now,” John said, trying to sympathize with the odd individual on the other side of the door. “Surely she would have given up by now if it were not something important?”

“You and I both know what she’ll say, it’s the same every time. Why should I bother?”

John pursed his lips, narrowing his eyes at his flat mate. “Sherlock.”

Sherlock squinted back, knowing where this was headed. “No.”

“How about having some human compassion? Are you really that cold? I didn’t know my friend was this kind of man.”

“I don’t care.”

“Do you really?”

Sherlock growled before twisting back around and heading to the living room without a word. John smiled at his victory, opening the door.

“Hello! I’m sorry for the dela-”

You zoomed past him and up the stairs, leaving him stunned.


Sherlock pinched the bridge of his nose.

“Tell me how you did it,” You couldn’t keep still, pointing a shaky finger at him in anger.

“I’ve already told you,” Sherlock pinned you with a blank stare, the disdain dripping from his tone so thick you could taste it. “You just refuse to believe me.”

“No human being could see that much about a person in that little amount of time!” Your eye twitched. “Deductions? A mind palace?? Don’t think me a fool. It must have been some sort of trick, so I demand that you quit lying.”

This set Sherlock off.

“Lie?” He sniffed, his hand gripping the side of his thinking seat and losing his calm aura. “I do not need to stoop to that level. If you want a show right here right now, I will give you one.”

“Sherlock,” John said through gritted teeth, clamping his hands down on the shoulders of the man as if to physically keep him down. His expression comically changed as he offered you a soft look of understanding. “I’m incredibly sorry for my friend here, but we really do have nothing to offer you than the truth we’ve already given you.”

You appraised him. “Thank you sir, but don’t worry about me. It’s not your fault he’s a fake.”

Sherlock stiffened, and you swore you could hear a pin drop.

John let him go limply without any request, sighing and taking a seat at the table. He shook his head. “You’ve gone and done it now.”


“Three hours.”

“Excuse me?”

“No, four actually. That’s how long ago you stepped into the restaurant about five blocks from now.” Sherlock trapped you in his gaze and you found yourself unable to glance away. “You ate seafood with a side choice of wine accompanied by some type of milky dessert - ice-cream? No, ice-cream cake, clever.”

“How did you-?” You looked at your clothes for any stains but found none and was stunned into silence. He continued anyway.

“You don’t live here? No, that’s not it…you’ve lived here for about the last five years. You went on vacation recently though - somewhere sunny - where you hurt yourself, tripped, and now walk with a slight limp. But that’s fine, because you had a couple series of childhood dancing lessons, and know how to work with your feet.” He wasn’t stopping, in fact his energy grew with each word he uttered. You know understood John’s reluctance to let him do this. To let this…beast go.

His unnatural eyes swept over your form once more, stripping you down to your very soul and leaving you shivering.

“All this time you’ve been attempting to get into my own head and prove me wrong. Pathetic. The reason is weak: that is, you’ve spent your entire life with no one ever believing you but yourself.” 

John paled, just as your fist trembled. He cleared his throat. “Sherlock, I think that’s enough.”

“In fact,” Sherlock ignored him. ”the only reason you’ve been this persistent is because you are tired of your own silence, and you are pushing your own self doubts onto me, hoping it’ll relieve the stress of your own depressing thoughts about your self value.”

There was silence, yet again.

Sherlock slunk back into his chair and rose an eyebrow, unimpressed.

You didn’t move.

John’s jaw shifted underneath tense, tightly drawn skin as he bit his lip, watching your still figure. “Y/N? I’m so, so sorry-”

“That was amazing,” You spoke softly.

The two males stared.

“Incredible!” You shouted, and chaos immediately sprung back in, breaking the motionless air as you dove at the world’s only consulting detective.

He dodged, and you crashed into the floor.

“How did you do that?!! Can you teach me your secrets?!” Any irritation in your eyes was now completely gone and it was like you were a different person, staring at him like he was god on earth.

For the first time, Sherlock could not make sense of what was in front of him.

“Are you not repulsed??”

“Of course not!! You’re absolutely stunning!!! And the way you delivered it all oh my god - you need not ask of course but I am now your faithful companion who will work dutifully at your side-”

“John get her away from me-”

You dove again but this time captured your target, sending him, you, and the chair toppling to the ground. 

John blinked, then went into the kitchen to make tea.


My personal thoughts on all of the Nicktoons (so far as of May 2017)
  • Doug: Cute, sweet show. I love it. Sad how it tends to be labeled as "boring" now- it's still a great show. And of course it kicked off the whole "slice-of-life cartoons" trend so that's pretty cool. And yes, I did like the Disney version. But it's nowhere near as good as the Nick version.
  • Rugrats: Probably one of my favorite cartoons ever. Funny, clever, great characters, great music, great '90s aesthetics, and Klasky-Csupo's style is perfect. One of THE best Nicktoons..too bad it got dumbed down in 2001. was such a great show and then I don't know what happened there. Rugrats in Paris should've been the finale. But...even the later episodes are better than it's spin-offs.
  • The Ren and Stimpy Show: While I'm not the biggest fan of most gross-out shows, I LOVE this one. I'm pretty much with Mr. Enter on how most gross-out cartoons seem to be TRYING to be R&S but rarely getting it right. The characters are hilarious and it's so weird, it's funny. But the less about Adult Party Cartoon; the better.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: Amazing show and I'm really excited for the TV movie...whenever that's coming out. I love the visual style, the music, the characters, and I'm sure I love it even more as an adult than I did as a kid (and I did love it as a kid)
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters: Another great show (really, Nick was at it's highest point in the '90s, but the early-to-mid '90s especially). Love the characters, the intentionally ugly's just great. Shame it tends to be so underrated.
  • Hey Arnold!: One of the greatest cartoons ever and probably the best Nicktoon ever. I love how it never tried to shy away from more mature themes that other kids' shows wouldn't try touching and it did a great job at it. Looking forward to the Jungle Movie, and of course...Helga was the best.
  • KaBlam!: I loved it as a kid. As an adult, I REALLY wonder why. The wraparounds try way too hard to be "hip", just akwardly shoehorning in references attempting to be the next TTA or Animaniacs, but falling completely flat. Characters were annoying but the voice acting was awesome. I do need to give the show credit for making me a ska fan. Most of the individual shorts kind of sucked but Action League Now! was hilarious and The Off-Beats was cute. And of course...
  • Life With Loopy: Yes I had to give this it's own mention because it's just that good. Nick really needs to give this one it's own series because the campy and surreal nature mixed with the overall sweetness was just a perfect blend, and the animation style was pretty awesome. The title character is just so perfect and so underrated. And I LOVE how aesthetically '90s the whole show is.
  • The Angry Beavers: Another one that's pretty underrated. I always really loved this show. I love all the banter and ad-libbing between Norbert and Daggett. And the music was great. I still listen to "Beaver Fever" and "I Think I Like You" now and again (also...Salem and Zim as beavers. How could you go wrong there?)
  • CatDog: Everyone hates this show but I really loved it. I love the character designs, CatDog themselves, and the theme song is NEVER going to leave my head. Sure, it's no Rocko or Hey Arnold!, but it's still a funny show.
  • Oh Yeah! Cartoons: Unlike KaBlam!, this one had different shorts in every episode rather than just four main short series, so it would take too long to go over all of them (not to mention that a good chunk of them aren't even online!). A lot of the shorts on this show were really funny and had some great visual styles. And Mina and the Count still needs a TV show.
  • The Wild Thornberrys: Really loved this show; I was the "animal kid" in my class so obviously I really liked this one. I just really love Klasky-Csupo. The movie was awesome and so was the show.
  • SpongeBob Squarepants: One of the funniest cartoons ever. While it got annoying seeing it become a schedule clog, the earlier episodes are still great. I heard that it got itself out of seasonal rot (look, let's pretend most of what came in-between the movie and the second movie never happened), but I rarely watch Nick anymore so I wouldn't know. Let's hope so.
  • Rocket Power: Not one of my favorites as a kid or as an adult (I wasn't really into the extreme sports craze), but my friends really liked it so I watched it with them and yeah, I enjoyed what I saw. It does have it's funny moments and while it's incredibly cheesy and way too late '90s/early 2000s that it hurts, it's a fun watch just for the cheese.
  • As Told By Ginger: A great show that I don't think I really appreciated enough until I got older. I guess I was just a LITTLE too young when it was new and by the time I was older and getting more into it...the show got cancelled. It's a really great show and one of Nick's best slice-of-life shows.
  • The Fairly OddParents: Really funny...for the first four seasons. S5 was when it started to slip and everything after that just got worse and worse. I still have fond memories of watching the older seasons and they're still good...but let's hope that jump to Nicktoons meant something.
  • Invader Zim: Great show, great animation, great character designs...did NOT deserve to be screwed over. I'm really looking forward to the TV movie. But...while I do love GIR (though he's not my #1 favorite character), the whole Hot Topic worship of GIR was pretty annoying. Let's face it- 2006/2007 on the internet was a bad time.
  • ChalkZone: Really cute. Admittedly I like the worldbuilding elements and characters a little more than the actual episodes (I did love all of S1 though; I think it was the best season), it's still great. S4 was...not the best though. From what we know about the canned S5, it was probably gonna be a lot better but...Nick had to be Nick. Let us have S5, already. And really- why didn't we get a ton of Snap merchandise?
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Good show but I liked the movie more. Had some really funny moments and is so aesthetically early 2000s that it's pretty fun looking back on.
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot: Loved this one and I wish it got more recognition. Jenny was absolutely adorable and she was a hero to me as a kid (okay, looking back...I'm sure I had a crush on Jenny). Sad that the network treated it like shit.
  • All Grown Up!: The special was good. The first season was pretty good. After that I felt like I was reading glorified Rugrats fanfic. All it was really was "Ginger Lite" as ATBG was dealing with the heavier stuff while this was all the leftover stuff. Rugrats was great and had an interesting premise. AGU! was more of the same.
  • Danny Phantom: This was the last Nicktoon I REALLY loved as a kid. A really good show that could've gotten even more awesome had it's own creator not fucked it up. Ugh...I want a revival but PLEASE let it be by Steve Marmel and not Butch. Also Sam was a preteen. And I've got tons of purple and black in my wardrobe (and the same purple lipstick) now that may or may not have been influenced by her (well, that and/or the fact that those are my favorite colors anyway). Like many others...I totally had a crush on Danny as a kid.
  • Avatar the Last Airbender: Okay, admittedly...I was never into this show. But I praise it for it's themes, animation, story...while I personally couldn't get into it, it still is a great show and probably the last really good Nicktoon for a while. And yeah- we don't talk about that movie.
  • Catscratch: I didn't really see enough of it but what I saw I liked. Wanted to see more but it came and went really fast.
  • The Xs: While the previews for it looked pretty good, I...did not like it. I watched it when it premiered and everything but it was a letdown. Felt like they were trying WAY too hard to make their own version of The Incredibles but with Erin Esurance-esque animation. Voice acting was great though (I noticed that Wendie Malick was the saving grace for TWO bad 2005 cartoons)
  • El Tigre: Okay this was RIGHT around the time I was starting to lose interest/outgrow Nickelodeon. Had a great premise and could've been a really good show and I was looking forward to it, but it felt like tons of other flash cartoons at the time and the voice acting could've been a lot better (great talents- direction-wise though...). Maybe if I were a younger kid when it came out, I would've liked it more, was annoying. But the creator has made some other great stuff and I STILL need to see The Book of Life. I'm kicking myself for not seeing it in the theaters due to my work and college schedule.
  • Tak and the Power of JuJu: Didn't play the games but I already knew the franchise was pretty much dying by the time the show came out. It was awful. And we never heard from Tak again...
  • Back at the Barnyard: The movie had it's problems but was at least watchable. The show was just annoying and unfunny.
  • The Mighty B!: Unpopular opinion, but...I really loved this show. It has problems, but there was something about it I couldn't hate. Bessie was just such a great character. Wasn't a big fan of the grossout elements but otherwise it was really funny. Not a great show, but I was entertained enough.
  • Rugrats Pre-School Daze: YES THIS IS A REAL SHOW. Ugly art style (I'm pissed that K-C didn't use their signature style and went for something more "cutesy"; it just looked awful), bland writing, and really not a very interesting series. No wonder why it only lasted four episodes and didn't even air in the US until 2008 after all the episodes were released direct-to-video as bonus features on those Tales of the Crib DVDs (the less about them, the better). All it felt like was a desperate attempt to keep a dying franchise alive.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar: I was pretty neutral to the Madagascar franchise- saw the first movie in theaters and it was alright; wasn't dying to see the sequels so I never did. The show however never did anything for me.
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum: While I was already losing interest in Nick around 2005-2007, this was right around the time where I was officially done. I was a teenager at this point and not into this stuff anymore, but I stuck around for the old SpongeBob or FOP rerun and well...guilty pleasure Mighty B!. Then they changed the logo. And then this show came out. was SO annoying. Annoying theme song, annoying characters...animation style would've worked a lot better if it was in 2D rather than CGI; it just fell way too deep into the uncanny valley for me. I wouldn't say this was the final nail in the coffin for me though; it was definitely the logo change.
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy: Didn't like it. Jokes weren't that funny. I did love the character designs though.
  • Planet Sheen: Sheen didn't need a spinoff. This was one of the worst ideas ever.
  • Kung-Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness: Liked the first movie (I need to watch it again), haven't seen the sequels but I should. Was bored with the TV show.
  • TMNT: Haven't seen it but I've heard nothing but good things about it. Maybe I should check it out.
  • The Legend of Korra: Heard it was pretty good, but as I wasn't really into Avatar I probably wouldn't be too interested.
  • Robot and Monster: Never saw.
  • Monsters vs. Aliens: Saw the movie and it was...alright. Didn't think it was warranting of a TV series. Didn't watch it.
  • Sanjay and Craig: Saw some of it while waiting for another show to come and...I never wanted to watch it again. Not a fan of the character designs and it was really unfunny. But it's better than Breadwinners.
  • Rabbids Invasion: I did like the Rabbids games as a preteen this time, I don't think they were that popular anymore. Didn't watch it. How is it still running?
  • Breadwinners: Worst Nicktoon ever (so far). Ugly characters, awful animation, shitty did this get greenlit? Nick...just because "it's for kids" doesn't mean "we can half-ass it"
  • Harvey Beaks: What's this? A GOOD NICKTOON? Yes- it's such a cute show with cute character designs, really nice's got a nice, nostalgic feel to it while also feeling like something brand new that Nick hasn't done. I'm pissed that it was screwed over.
  • Pig Goat Banana Cricket: Like Monsters, I like how it's "intentionally ugly" and some of the jokes/line delivery managed to be pretty funny, but is otherwise pretty meh to me overall. I'd like it more if I were seven, because hey, that's the show's target audience.
  • The Loud House: I'm glad it has positive representation (thank you for including gay parents in one of your shows, Nick!), but otherwise it's just too bland and cliched for me. Nice character designs; animation could be better. Again, I'd probably like it more if I were in the target audience.
  • Bunsen is a Beast!: Haven't watched it. Don't plan on it, either.

anonymous asked:

If you don't mind me requesting something could you write a Stoncy soulmate au using that "my soulmate touched me and now my body has splotches of bright color all over it" au please? I'm sorry if you don't know what I'm talking about haha but if you did it would be super duper to see those three nerds all colored up

So I’ve never seen this with the color coming from touching,and I feel like there wasn’t really away to realistically have this work in the series (which is what I like to do) but I have seen where anytime your soulmate gets visibly injured (bruises/cuts/burns/etc.) you get color marks in the same spots, which I feel works super well for these three! So not exactly what you requested, but the same end result with all three of these dorks all colored up, so hopefully it’s okay!

(Inspiration for the colors from these wonderful mood boards by the ever amazing @hawkinsmostunwanted)

There’s a swath of yellow spread out over Nancy’s left cheek. Sitting this close to her, knee to knee as her clever hands carefully bandage the cut on his hand, it’s all Jonathan can look at. It’s somehow easier than thinking about the thin blue stripe that streaks up and then crosses into the cut on his hand. If he concentrates on that jagged field of yellow, he doesn’t have to think about how that blue stripe matches the cut he covered up on Nancy hand, the one overlapping a soft pink line that’s far too pastel to be anything other than a soulmark. That stretch of yellow means Nancy has another soulmate out there.

Maybe he should just stop staring all together, because now that he’s looking all he can see are the edges of the pink underneath all that yellow. All he can see is the shape of that yellow, the yellow that’s smeared across his own face, the yellow that he knows belongs to Steve because he caused it. It sort of feels right that Jonathan would find out who his soulmate is by the two of them trying to kill each other. One of his soulmates, anyway. Because the other is sitting in front of him while they wait to actually try and summon a monster.

“Nancy, I-” he starts, with no idea how he planned on finishing. ‘Nancy, I know we just started talking like a week ago and now we’re waiting to maybe die fighting this thing but looks like you’re my soulmate and I’d really like to kiss you even if it’s a bad time’ or maybe ‘Nancy, I know we have a plan but maybe we should talk about this whole colors thing and maybe find some way to tell your boyfriend in case both of us die tonight because I think we both know he’s our third’ both seem too wordy and too desperate somehow.

“Yeah?” She says, and when she meets his eyes, his breath feels knocked out of him at how intense and blue her eyes are highlighted by all that yellow.

Now that he’s not so angry or heart-broken or terrified, Steve mostly just feels empty. Maybe a little nauseous. Standing out in front of the Byers house, bat resting against his shoulder, nothing that just happened seems real. The whole day hasn’t seemed real. Nothing since seeing Jonathan Byers in Nancy’s room has felt real, and he mostly just wants to go to sleep and wake up and find out everything was a dream. Except, now he has soulmates, and if this is a dream then he never wants to wake up and lose them. 

He knew about Nancy before tonight. He might not be as academic as her, but he’s smart enough to remember where he left hickies on her and notice the little matching blue marks on his own skin. He doesn’t tell her, because the part of him that’s ecstatic about her being his soulmate is overshadowed by the part of him that’s afraid he’s going to end up mis-matched like his dad. It’s a fear that feels all too real when he sees them that night. 

Jonathan Byers comes as a surprise, though. A surprise that leaves him unsteady and completely out of his comfort zone, because he’s talked to Jonathan maybe five times in his entire life and one of those times ended in a fight that left blood running into his mouth and that obnoxious yellow glaring across Jonathan’s face. 

They load into his car, silent except for Nancy’s quiet voice directing him towards the school. Mostly he feels empty. Part of him, though, the part that isn’t exhausted and blank, can’t help feeling relieved. Because he looks at the gauze each of them has wrapped around their hand and the criss-crossing lines of pink and blue on his left hand, and that fear that’s existed for so long finally settles. 

Nancy likes watching them like this, when they think she isn’t looking. Her books are spread out on her desk, and she honestly is studying but the little make-up mirror on her desk just so happens to give her a great view of them without her having to turn and give it away. They just look so sweet like this, Jonathan sitting cross-legged on her bed and Steve laying back with his head on Jonathan’s lap. Both of them honest and hesitant in a way they aren’t when they know she’s watching. 

The lighting makes it a little hard, but she can just make out the blue that fades down over both of their arms, the result of her slowly fading sunburn from an afternoon by Steve’s pool. There’s a decently sized blotch of yellow on Jonathan’s neck, mirroring the bruise Jonathan had been embarrassed about leaving behind despite how delighted Steve had been. 

Steve catches her eye in the mirror, and the light catches enough that she can just make out the fading pink mark on his cheek (Jonathan had fallen asleep on his hand earlier and left the imprint of his knuckles against his skin). He smiles at her, still sleepy and soft, before closing his eyes and letting his head fall more into Jonathan’s hands. 

She turns back to her work, letting them have their moment. Besides, she thinks, looking at the little yellow scrapes on her knuckles as she copies down notes, she has a lifetime of moments left with them. 

anonymous asked:

Do you think Gotbang is really a thing? Or they do it for marketing purposes? I love when they hang out at music shows but I don't know what to believe HELP ME MIYA

Hi anon! I think some of them are truly close while others not as much - but all of them respect each other. You know they’re all friends since they were trainees, right? So even though not all of them are bffs™ I think they still hang out at times and all that. But some of them truly get along or truly like each other even if they don’t see each other often.

Maybe this will be surprising to some but I see so many similarities between Jackson and Yoongi (their charts are almost identical when it comes to placements) that I’m willing to bet they hang out at times, the only problem being that both have some really busy schedules. But they’re very good for each other friendship wise. We even have some proof that they’re close, these don’t seem scripted at all to me:

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anonymous asked:

You know, I have to talk some of Shinichi's biggest flaws. Don't get me wrong, I love him and I've noticed some subtle character development on his end, but I like to get your opinion on his flaws. One, always putting his loved ones on the sidelines even though it may do more harm than good. Two, risking his safety to confess his love to Ran. Three, thinking he's clever enough to take down the BO on his own with little help. Thoughts?

Shinichi Kudo is a very complex character but a lot of people tend to underestimate his complexity. I could write essays about Shinichi but right now let’s analyze the three points you mentioned:

  1. “Always putting his loved ones on the sidelines even though it may do more harm than good” 
    What I think is that he does it because he knows he fucked up. Ran used to tell him costantly ‘if you keep sticking your nose everywhere like that you’ll end up in trouble’ but he didn’t listen to her and hello Conan. But I think that after that night at Tropical Land he realised something: what if Ran followed him? Shinichi knows that Ran is really smart and that she had already sensed that something was wrong. That night she was shaken by the roller coaster homicide so she wasn’t lucid and probably she just wanted to go home. But what if she was lucid and followed Shinichi, and what if Gin hit her and she died? It would’ve been Shinichi’s fault. And he knows that. He knows the job he chose is very dangerous and trust me, that ‘harm’ your talking about to Shinichi is better that being actually hurt or even killed because of him. There’s this quote that somehow applies to this situation:  “All this time, i’ve been breaking her heart by keeping her wait yet i can’t still appear before her eyes. I never want to see her cry anymore. Even if it means i no longer exist in her heart. How immature of me, right?”
    Shinichi would rather suffer himself than to let someone else suffer. It’s just his character. He knows that protecting other people means sacrifice and means those people will hate him, but trust me, he’s not stupid. He wouldn’t let someone he loves suffer just because he wants to play the hero. Yes, sometimes he doesn’t realise he’s doing more harm than good, but for God’s sake he’s 17, he doesn’t know shit and he’s just desperately trying to do the right thing. He fucked up and he’s trying to fix his mistakes without anyone involved because he knows he’s the one who fucked up and he doesn’t want other people involved because they could get seriously hurt because of him.

  2. “Risking his safety to confess his love to Ran”
    Yes, this is stupid. It’s stupid because he knows it’s very risky and that it’s a very reckless thing to do. But he’s fucking 17. He’s already going through so much shit for his age. He wants to protect Ran, but during the London Acr he realised that if he wasn’t gonna do something very quickly he would’ve lost her forever. He was reckless, stupid, Haibara probably thought ‘wtf Shinichi y r u like dis’, but for once, just once, he said fuck you to everything and he confessed his feelings. And he risked a lot, yes, but sometimes this poor guy just needs a break. That’s why he insisted so much to go to Tokyo with his high school mates. He just needs to return to his normal life sometimes. 

  3. “Thinking he’s clever enough to take down the BO on his own with little help”
    You know what I think? I think he’s changed his mind. At the beginning, we see him like ‘I’m gonna fuck these guys up myself because I’m the best detective ever and I can do it!’. But during the chapters, I think he slowly realises he can’t do it alone. So he accepts the help he’s given from a lot of other people. First Haibara, then Heiji, Shuichi/Subaru, Furuya/Amuro. I think he realised having these people, who are also fighting the Organization, by his side could really help him. So right now, he’s not fighting the BO alone. I think he realised that he had underrated the situation at first, so he teamed up with these people and one day, who knows?, maybe they’ll all win.

Was this too long? I hope not. I just took the chance to analyse some things about Shincihi! In conclusion, Shinichi has flaws, no one can deny that, but I think that those many flaws are the thing that make him the complex and big character we all love! And I think he’s become really mature for a 17-year-old dork. Like, do you know how is it to be 17? Life’s fucked up. So yeah, kudos to Shinichi (ahahah did you get that lmao kudos shinichi kudo ahah it was a pun ahahah kill me pls) because his flaws make him a very interesting character!

the back to school special

She comes back after that year away and things are… different.

She never should have left.

written for day two (f/f) of rarepair week

pike/keyleth college au. background percy/vax and very very background vex/zahra. 2.7K.


She sees Vax first, carting a box into the new apartment––they’d had to move, she remembers vaguely, something about an animal complaint, and now its the twins and Percy and Keyleth in some run-down complex on the edge of campus––and he only just manages to set the box down before she throws herself at him, grinning ear to ear.

“Pickle!” He lifts her off her feet and whirls her around in a circle, laughing. Vex appears in the doorway a moment later as if drawn by the noise, and her face lights up to see Pike.

“You’re back!” She barely waits for her brother to deposit her before wrapping Pike up in an enormous hug, and Pike gets a mouthful of her wild hair. She steps back when Vex lets her down to breathe, looking only a little chagrined at the hair-induced oxygen shortage.

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anonymous asked:

is it me or the fandom opinion is so far apart about destiel now?? between d/c fans believe it will be canon and others saying it is stupid to still ship it or waste time with it? i know you don't keep up with canon destiel much so is it because you think other are dumb for believing still? only asking, not hating but you are usual right about this stuff & i am wondering what you think will be the end for destiel on supernatural?

Hey! :)

Look, you’re not dumb, nobody is dumb. I do mostly agree with you on the optimism/pessimism part, but me not being invested in canon has little to do with me thinking that fellow fans are ‘stupid’ for seeing Destiel or still believing in it. And like, me versus canon SPN in general is a subject that I won’t get into because it’s not all that relevant in this case, so it would be a waste of anyone’s time, really. :p

But going back to your question… By now I’ve watched so many movies and TV shows; I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen this particular trope, but I too know that a mixtape is never used as a platonic thing, not when they emphasize it like that. Aside from this, there is the never ending mirror between the Dean/Cas and Cas/Sam relationship (both supposedly good buddies, yet you’d be blind to not spot the difference) that they keep throwing in our faces (especially in s11/s12) to the point where it isn’t even funny anymore. :p It would be like someone physically hitting me on the head with a mirror, repeatedly, and me being like “oh wow, I see or feel nothing, what are you talking about?”

I see it, same as you see it. All of that can’t be an accident, for the sole reason that there’s just too much of it at this point for it to be a coincidence. Again, nobody is stupid for having a pair of functioning eyes. 

As for where it’s going: I think there was a time when a lot of Destiel shipping fans were afraid that they’d throw in a random love interest for Dean at the very last minute (because an endgame romance for Dean was hinted at several times), but 12 seasons in it’s safe to say that this isn’t what they’re planning. Dean’s latest one night stand says it all; the writers themselves can’t even bother to come up with a story there, all you know is her name and that she wants to bang Dean. If they had any intentions to go somewhere with another random love interest and make it believable, they would’ve started building it up by now. They haven’t though, and I think this is because in the end they will do what they’ve been doing for the entirety of the show; throw everyone just enough bones to keep all sides of the fandom remotely happy. And hey, not gonna lie, if this was me making a living, I’d probably do the same.

So I think for the endgame (gosh isn’t that a popular word these days, lol!), where we’re at now, there’s no need to fear the writers throwing in random (lasting) last minute love interests for either Dean or Cas. Like, almost going into season 13, that ship has sailed, no pun intended.

At the same time I think that they want to end the show (whether that means season 13 or 14) on a positive note for everyone. Whether it be bro only fans that insist that the show is only about Sam and Dean, or the Dean/Cas shippers that they’ve been slapping in the face with romantic tropes and the possibility of an exclusive love story for over 8 years now.

So assuming that Team Free Will will live (which I believe they will, considering that this show can’t make either of the three stay dead for too long, let alone ending the show with one of them dying permanently), what’s in the cards is probably a Team Free Will ending, with a Dean/Cas relationship that they will keep very open to interpretation, to the point where Dean/Cas shippers can plausibly say ‘AH it was a thing after all, they’ll be getting together now’, whereas at the same time bro only fans can say ‘it wasn’t literally confirmed though, y'all are delusional for even thinking this’.

Because hey, wouldn’t that be a typical ending for this show and its fandom? If I were a clever writer with a dilemma like this, that’s how I would go about it to save my own ass. :p And sure, some would call it baiting, but that is a story for another day. :’) 

After 200+ hours of playing  Breath of the Wild, I have finished my adventure. Here are my thoughts. (Spoilers)

So, almost two months after its release, I have officially completed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and oh boy, do I have a lot to say about this game. I’m a little hesitant to call this a review, I guess, because it’s not organized too well or intent on giving a score or anything silly like that. But considering my love for this series and acknowledging this game as a huge departure from what many have grown used to, its got my head spinning with a whole bunch of thoughts that I just feel like dumping somewhere. This is mostly an art blog, it feels a little weird sticking this here but I honestly don’t know where else I’d put it. I’ll try to organize my brain and keep things as short as possible, but for the most part I’m just gonna jump in.

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anonymous asked:

Trump is a lot of bad things. No doubt. But I don't get how he's racist or homophobic. During his campaign, he made numerous supportive speeches about protecting the LGBT community and our rights. Of course, the media conveniently failed to report those moments. No one will deny that he's a buffoon, but he's far from the next Hitler. People are going to create the next Hitler if they don't stop demonizing the right. SJWs elected Trump with their own self-righteous bullying.

I understand where you’re coming from but I also disagree.

Trump has made several anti-Mexican generalisations that I do believe come from a racist mindset. He also picked a Vice President who believes in gay conversation camps. This in itself is enough for me to consider him racist and homophobic.

But more importantly, he has become a symbol for a lot of Americans who are racist, homophobic, islamaphobic, and anti-feminist. His campaign and the government he leads has promoted or at least allowed a culture that is less safe for women and minorities.

I don’t think he is necessarily the next hitler, because yes I don’t think he’s quite clever enough. But I think those who pull his strings could lead us down a self destructive path similar to the ones we saw in world war 2.

A president is more than a man. He’s often times a committee that creates the face of our nation. And that is such an offensive face these days I have complete strangers in London who feel like they need to ask my opinion of him because of my American accent.

I’m already tired of being embarrassed of him.

jaspup  asked:

Hiii, first of all I wanted to say I really really really loved never gonna dance again so much, and I have a very good feeling it's one of those fics I'm going to not be able to stop thinking about for months. I have a question, though and I hope you don't mind me asking!! So, in the end it says Louis tells Harry about him being the red eyed stranger as if he had no idea so I'm wondering how Harry was leaving him messages (especially the "you are a spy" night) and not knowing about it [1/2]

[2/2] and especially bc he saw Louis and knew his name in the store and I don’t think that would’ve been while he was controlled bc those aren’t things Mikhail would’ve done, right? And I had another question about when Harry was back to his “cold distant ballet dancer Harry” mode. This Harry knew Louis as his teacher but not of their history so was he just put into sleeper mode without the trigger word said? I really hope this makes sense and you don’t mind me asking, again I loved the fic ty!!

hiii hello!!! first of all thank you for sending these asks they just made my day i love being asked things <3


OKAY SO i envisioned three different harrys whilst writing the fic:

1) real harry who has no idea of ANYTHING happening outside of ballet and being in love with louis, who has to have everything explained to him at the end.

2) cold distant ballet dancer harry who has no idea of anything outside of ballet. that’s it: he doesn’t know he’s in love with louis. outside of their trigger word and their assassin mode, these dancers have been consistently brainwashed throughout their entire lives. the trigger word is for them to turn into assassins at the blink of an eye (ie: at the performance, it was mighty lions, so they’d be triggered right in that moment and attack) but they are also brainwashed outside of attacking. so cold distant ballet dancer harry is normal harry that has been brainwashed to /forget/ that he ever loved louis. it’s terrible and fucked up but so is everything the red room represents.

3) sleeper harry who has no idea of anything outside of being an assassin. he’s the best assassin that the reinvented red room has and he’s clever and smart and to an extent, has control of himself. only to an extent. so after louis has his interview to become the dancing instructor, this sleeper harry is sent by mikhail after louis to see if he’s legitimate. not to assassinate him but to retrieve information, as the original ballerinas of the red room did, and as i said, sleeper harry is very intelligent and picked up relatively quickly that louis is not alexander sharpe and that he is a spy. and he’s fascinated even though he shouldn’t be. he’s never seen someone LIKE him in the sense that they can match him in a fight and just the ~beings of an assassin without being an assassin if that makes sense. 

but louis is so DIFFERENT from him, so good, so pure (as far as harry can see anyways) and he’s not being forced into this, not the way harry is and it’s peculiar and interesting and harry can’t help but continue to look into louis which is why he follows him to the store when louis is buying ballet shoes. sleeper harry is also a little bit of a shit and like i said, incredibly fascinated, which is why he steals louis’ shoes after telling him to be more careful (which he did as both a taunt and an actual warning: he knows what mikhail is capable of and louis is far, far too obvious. if any of the other sleepers had been sent after louis, he’d have been figured out too easily. any other sleeper would’ve reported back to mikhail immediately, reported their findings of louis being a spy. but not harry. anyways, louis doesn’t pay any heed to his warning so what does it really matter that sleeper harry, who supposedly has no emotions, cares enough to warn a spy he doesn’t even really know? ;) well) and he keeps the shoes, as a momento of this strange spy who has captured harry’s undeniable interest. 

continuing on, this sleeper harry is all too aware of louis’ spy doings but chooses to tell mikhail that alexander sharpe is a suitable teacher. there’s no promise there that alexander sharpe will be the instructor but there’s a hope inside of sleeper harry that he doesn’t understand and isn’t willing to chase after but won’t actively push away either. so sleeper harry does as mikhail says, does his assassin activities, trains his heart out, continues to be the best but in the back of his mind, always lurks spy louis. 

and again, i’ll reiterate that sleeper harry does NOT know what happens in real harry’s life but that doesn’t change that harry, whoever he is, no matter what state, will always love louis. loves louis so so deeply. and sleeper harry feels the side effects of it, feels a creeping affection for this spy for no reason that he can understand. so when sleeper harry meets louis to return his shoes, it’s because he knows that their performance is coming up and everything can only go to shit. it’s his way of saying goodbye, of getting closure of his fascination but still, he will not tell mikhail (but mikhail has figured out on his own at this point, how could he not?) and so when sleeper harry kisses louis with poisonous lipstick, it’s with so much regret and yet no choice, because as much free will as he has, he still has to take direct orders. 

furthermore, when louis finally finds where mikhail is hiding out with the sleepers, mikhail tells harry to stop sulking over poisoning a spy: because that is what sleeper harry is doing. he thinks that louis is dead and he is the reason and he hates it, hates what he’s a product of what has no choice but to deal with it and live on. he is an assassin, louis is a spy and their worlds do not overlap.

until they do.

**anyways, sorry for this essay and i hope you don’t mind that i published this publicly for others’ reference. thank you again for the asks! <3

lezbianxion  asked:

hi Grey! i saw a few posts floating around and it got me thinking. it gave some interesting thoughts abt how traditional naming might be a bit limited, and it was an interesting thoughts of how leaders + clan society change, so maybe they introduc new suffixes (ie -claw and strike, spots and fur, etc) so cats don't feel left out and so you didn't have to rely on a limited set of traditional suffixes. what do you think?

It’s not my thing, personally. The traditional system as it is is limited in suffix number, but I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing or something that requires “fixing” by adding duplicate suffixes. I enjoy it having the smaller pool of suffixes, because I feel that best fits with how I perceive clan life and culture. 

That’s not to say that adding suffixes is always the wrong decision, because I’m sure some stories and settings might benefit from the addition of new and different suffixes, but the concept of cats feeling “left out” or unhappy with sharing suffixes–and that being the driving force behind the change–is strange very to me and doesn’t sit well. That response requires a kind of individualist philosophy that I feel is very much alike to contemporary Western capitalist ideology, and not necessarily something that would naturally occur among a group of cats voluntarily living in a clan structure. For example, I think it makes a lot more sense for clan cats to have a perspective of “loaning” a name from the past and the future, rather than “owning” a name. For that reason, uniqueness is really beside the point, so long as they are the only cat in their clan with that specific prefix and suffix combination. 

I try to avoid suggesting something is impossible to write well, because the fact is a skilled and resourceful writer can do just about anything with words! However, I will say in this case that it would take some particularly clever and persuasive world-building and storytelling for me to buy into the idea that clan cats wanted and needed a dozen more suffixes than the traditional system (as it is shown on Ailuronymy) provides. I can believe quite easily that some clans might develop a specialised suffix or two, or that certain unused first arc suffixes could find a valuable meaning in some settings. I find it much, much harder to believe in a setting where -claw and -strike coexist because cats didn’t feel special enough because they both earned the -claw suffix, so on. It just doesn’t click with how I conceptualise clan thinking. I hope this answers your question!

anonymous asked:

An inclusive court would have been strange to Marg. My big question is, how much do you believe she was involved in the Joff slaying? I've seen the argument that Marg threw her under the bus on that one, but I don't really trust that narrative considering Littlefinger is the source. There also wasn't any reasons for the Tyrell's to want to implicate Tyrion and Sansa, except maybe convenience. What are your thoughts?

I think Margaery would have known most details of the assassination - event, time, general method - just because not including her when the plan is to poison a cup she’s drinking from would be ludicrously unsafe for a family pinning so many of their hopes on her. And then there’s this bit in ASoS…

“Margaery, please,” she said, “you mustn’t.” It was hard to get the words out. “You mustn’t marry him. He’s not like he seems, he’s not. He’ll hurt you.”

“I shouldn’t think so.” Margaery smiled confidently.

- Sansa II, ASoS

Margaery continues on about Loras for a while to explain that confidence, but Sansa’s clever, and shortly afterwards, we get this:

Yet the more she thought about it all, the more she wondered. Joff might restrain himself a few turns, perhaps as long as a year, but soon or late he will show his claws, and when he does…the realm might have a second Kingslayer, and there would be war inside the city, as the men of the lion and the men of the rose made the gutters run red.

Sansa was surprised Margaery did not see it too.

- Sansa II, ASoS

The simplest explanation is that Margaery is well aware of her brother’s temperament, and Joffrey’s temperament, and so sees the same thing Sansa does. Her confidence, therefore, is likely from the fact she knows Joffrey won’t make it as far as the bedding ceremony on their wedding night and the whole Loras thing is a non-issue.

Margaery was also clearly involved in background work confirming Joffrey’s character, as her good cop act with her grandmother shows.

“Joffrey,” Sansa said. “Joffrey did that. He promised me he would be merciful, and cut my father’s head off. He said that was mercy, and took me up on the walls and made me look at it. The head. He wanted me to weep, but…” She stopped abruptly, and covered her mouth. I’ve said too much, oh gods be good, they’ll know, they’ll hear, someone will tell on me.

“Go on.” It was Margaery who urged. Joffrey’s own queen-to-be. Sansa did not know how much she had heard.

The Queen of Thorns was so close she could smell the old woman’s sour breath. Her gaunt thin fingers were pinching her wrist. To her other side, Margaery was listening as well. A shiver went through her. “A monster,” she whispered, so tremulously she could barely hear her own voice, “Joffrey is a monster. He lied about the butcher’s boy and made Father kill my wolf. When I displease him, he has the Kingsguard beat me. He’s evil and cruel, my lady, it’s so. And the queen as well.”

Lady Olenna Tyrell and her granddaughter exchanged a look. “Ah,” said the old woman, “That’s a pity.”

- Sansa I, ASoS

Asking Sansa about Joffrey was the entire point of inviting Sansa to tea in the first place, an invitation issued by Margaery herself. She was clearly keeping an ear out for when to start cajoling Sansa along. The reaction to Sansa’s story shows that Margaery was aware of the rumours about Joffrey, and furthermore, that Olenna knew Margaery was aware of those rumours. 

I have to say it, but there is absolutely reason for the Tyrells to implicate Tyrion and Sansa - it keeps suspicion off them. There must be someone to publicly blame for Joffrey’s death. Blaming Tyrion and Sansa specifically might have been convenience on their part (but not on Littlefinger’s, who hates Tyrion, wants Sansa to be dependent on him, and was also in on the plan). I think Margaery’s plenty smart enough to have worked out a) that blame needed to be assigned and b) where blame would likely fall.

So yeah, I think she knew a lot of what was due to happen. I don’t think she planned it, but she had a role in the scheme requiring trust. The assassination would not have been planned the same way if Margaery could not be trusted.

As for the “under the bus” thing…

It’s not hard to see why Margaery kept her mouth shut. She knew what Joffrey was like, and her own family was risking a lot on her behalf to have him killed. Fact remains, though, Sansa risked a lot to tell Margaery not to marry Joffrey and why, with less backing her up, while Margaery was willing to let Sansa become collateral. One of these people is a far better friend than the other.

Thanks for the question and your thoughts, anon!

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Septiplier morning after fluff that can take place in au or canon, up to you. oh god, idk I just wanted to write something happy and quippy with these two. my cat is judging me. he knows.

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“The best part of waking up, is Marky in your cup!“

Jack sleepily scowls at Mark. "The best part of waking up is closing the door in your face,” he says, and tries to slam the door shut, but Mark wedges his foot in before he can.

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“Why noon?”

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Jack groans and presses a pillow over his face, blocking out the sunlight and Mark’s even sunnier smile. Ugh. Smiling. What a disgusting thing to be doing at this hour.

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katniss278  asked:

What do you think about LilaxFelix?

i don’t think it would work at all! i’ve had several asks about this (which i haven’t gotten around to, oops) and i think people are working with the assumption that felix is a nasty person who gets a kick out of hurting other people and lies to ladybug all the time, so he’d love lila because she’s just as catty and clever when it comes to getting one over on other people.

i don’t think that at all, personally - i think the opposite! i think felix would despise her for how utterly fake she is (at least chloé is honest about being a nasty person) and how shamelessly she manipulates people to get what she wants. i feel like felix would be the sort of person to hate lies and value honesty; because he is very asocial and dislikes a lot of people, but at least (like chloé) he’s straightforward about where he stands and pretty much just wants to be left alone. he might not be truthful to ladybug, but that’s for his own survival rather than pure social benefit (and so far ladybug hasn’t taken that bait at all, getting him nowhere), so he’s aware enough to tell the difference.

i can see lila taking a great interest in felix though, since he’s the only one she can’t fool at the drop of a hat! he’d become a goal for her to win over, just for her own satisfaction. felix would probably tolerate her initially until she makes up some lie about chat noir, and then he’d become thoroughly vindictive and basically dedicate himself to calling out her lies whenever he’s in earshot of them. lila might get schmaltzy with him, but he’d shut her down at every turn because he is not a normal teenage boy and he is. not. interested.

it’d probably get him closer to bridgette, too, if she reacts the same way marinette would! it seems like she might be more easily fooled but i don’t know - she could go into ladybug mode and recognise all the outrageous lies too, so she and felix end up forming a little You Can’t Fool Us Club.

those are just my views though; obviously i don’t hold any monopoly on how these characters should act - so if you think felix and lila would pair up well, you go for it!!! versatility is way better than conformity when it comes to headcanons, especially with characters you can do so much with!