because sometimes people think i said

greenirish7  asked:

So I'm curious. It's great to be in a fandom, but sucks when toxic individuals slip into the mix giving normal fans a bad impression. How would you explain the difference between the normal fans and the toxic ones?

Good question! Unfortunately there isn’t a 100% system on telling normal fans apart from toxic ones until they post a message. Heck, sometimes normal fans can become toxic ones, and toxic ones can learn to let things go and leave people be. With that being said, there are at least a few things I’ve noticed about toxic fandom behavior.

The need for validation no matter what: This is probably the most common form of toxic fandom behavior, and I think we’re all familiar with it. The “I’m right and you’re wrong no matter what because I said so” kind of behavior. The kind of thought process that’s more concern with being right than holding a conversation or just leaving dissenting opinion be. I feel as though this is the most common because honestly, it the most understandable trap to fall into.People like what they like, and when they’re really passionate about something, especially if it’s something they can identify with, dissenting opinion can feel like an attack - as if you’re somehow a lesser person to the one how either doesn’t like it or has a different opinion. The reality is that more often than not, people don’t care if you like something or if you agree with them or not, and going in with the mindset that you have to prove them wrong is just going to turn people away from that fandom rather than welcome them in. 

The black and white system: This sort of feels similar to the first one, but I feel as though this applies more to a group than just one individual. It’s the “I’m right and you’re wrong and if you disagree with us, you’re a horrible person” kind of talk. Again, there’s this weird thing in fandoms where the joy in talking about what you like about something can always run the risk of turning into a battle for validation. Nothing ever good comes from these kinds of talks because if it gets to this point, the person you’re talking to isn’t interested in hearing what you have to say unless it’s you agreeing with them. In both instances, it’s better to leave the conversation than exacerbate the issue. If they want to listen, they’ll come around and hear what you have to say. If not, leave it be.

The quizzer: I’ll admit, I don’t see this one around too much, but it’s basically the kind of person who insists that you must prove how much of a fan you are. They’ll ask you trivia questions, ask how much merch you have, etc. And if you get something wrong or don’t have something, they might be condescending about it, or in the case of merch, say that you MUST have a certain thing to be a fan. As if you need to meet certain requirements to be considered a fan of anything, even though there is no such thing. The only requirement for being a fan is to find enjoyment out of whatever it is you’re finding enjoyment out of. You can like a show because of the characters’ clothes for all anyone cares and that’s still enough to be a fan.

The police force: Here’s another one I hear about a lot, though I don’t have too much info on them other than what I hear. They’re similar to the first two, only they’re far more aggressive about their views and opinions. They actively try to attack or shut down anyone who likes something problematic “problematic”, and resort to truly awful tactics to get their way. They’re the ones who tell you that you’re problematic, that you’re racist, a bigot, a nazi, or any other negative terminology because of the thing you like. In some cases, they feel as though it’s even necessary to send angry mobs to this person, to tell that person to kill themselves. All for the “crime” of liking something different in the fandom that they’re in. These are people you want to avoid at all costs. It’s one thing to want a fandom to be safer and more accessible to people, but it’s unacceptable to try and police what someone should and shouldn’t like - especially if the thing in question isn’t hurting anyone.

The forceful recommendation: I consider this one to be the most harmless kind of toxic behavior, but it can be kind of annoying. This kind of action is the one where someone talks about something that they really like, and why you should like it, too. That would be fine, for the most part, if they stopped after the first time you told them no. What makes this toxic is if they don’t stop. They just keep bringing it up, asking if you’ve seen the thing they’re talking about, asking if you like it, etc. I consider this one to be mostly harmless because it usually doesn’t come from a place of malice. The person in question is probably just really excited and passionate about the thing they want to share, but it’s still kind of annoying when they don’t leave you alone when you don’t show any interest.

I’m sure there’s more, but there are the ones that come to mind at this point in time. Toxic behavior in a fandom, at least how I see it, is designed to shut people out, to silence differing opinion, and police peoples’ interests so that it fits with the “approved” way of liking something. If someone like this should ever approach you, either be respectable when talking with them, or ignore them. You like what you like, and as long as you’re not trying to use what you like to be malicious and/or hurt other people, why should it matter if someone doesn’t like the same thing you like? It shouldn’t, nor should you allow someone to take away the reason you liked something to begin with. Fandoms are more interesting when everyone is allowed to have their own opinion and freely talk about it with others, all the while celebrating what they like. The quickest way to kill a fandom is to force everyone to conform to one idea, and to shut out or scare away everyone else.

anonymous asked:

Sometimes I feel like too many people don't see Phichit as a character. They just turn Phichit into a self insert with more confidence.

It’s true, I think it’s mostly because he isn’t really fully a round character? like whenever we see him, he’s a positive, confident being who loves social media. We don’t really get to see his other sides, which could explain why everyone just sees him this way and not really as a character like you said.

Okay, so I was reading Babylon’s Ashes last night (never a good idea for me because for those that followed me while I was reading it, you KNOW it’s my least favorite of the books so far) and I was thinking about a specific line said by Bobbie and how it kinda doesn’t fit with some of the other stuff she’s said and done. 

I wanna get the input of people smarter than me and more level headed than me to see what you all think. Because I kinda suck sometimes at reading characters.

Under the break to avoid spoilers including Nemesis Games and Babylon’s Ashes.

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sometimes when i’m using a dating app i think about that straight girl in grade 10 who said she sometimes set her tinder profile to see girls because she thought it was funny when lesbians talk to her and just the fact that my sexuality is a complete joke to straight people and i and moved to become the biggest dyke you’ve ever seen

Drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.

The thing that is getting to me the most about news of Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report is not the results themselves, but the way the media is handling it. Like it’s a Gotcha moment—like somehow we were tricked into thinking she was a better person than she actually was.

And that is profoundly bullshit.

Carrie was open about being an addict. Her opening line from her iconic stand up show (and book by the same name) “Wishful Drinking” was quite literally, “Hi, I’m Carrie Fisher, and I’m an alcoholic.”

She talked at length and in often brutal depth about her problems with substance abuse, her compulsive self destructive tendencies, and her dependencies to both illegal and prescription drugs. She wrote about it in her books, she talked about it on talk shows. She made an entire comedic stand up performance out of it, detailing the lengths she went to in order to try and regain some semblance of safety and normalcy in her life. 

She was brutally honest that every single day was a struggle for sanity after years and years of attempting to self medicate a mental illness that for most of her life was mistaken for feckless lack of self control. 

You know how they way “Religion is the opiate of the masses?” Well I took masses of opiates religiously! -Wishful Drinking

She was bright, and beautiful and bold about it. And she didn’t have to be.

Carrie Fisher didn’t have to stand there and take the shitstorm of criticism people launched at her for decades, let alone turn it into humor. She didn’t. She didn’t owe anyone outwith her immediate family an explanation for her erratic behavior over the years, nor the flack she caught for it. (Think of all the male actors in Hollywood who are in and out of rehab centers so quickly they could harness the revolving doors as a wind turbine. Then tell me the media press about her life and now her death are fair.)

But she did it anyway, because she knew it was important. And she took those bright lights of Hollywood shining down on her like a ruthless, malevolent child holding a magnifying glass under the sun—and she turned that merciless heat and pointed it at things that mattered, often at the expense of herself, opening herself up to ridicule and the severe cruelty of others who lambasted her for everything, ranging from her weight, her mental illness or her audacity to simply grow old.

Is it tragic that her addiction likely cost her her life? Yes, of course it is. Does it invalidate any of her achievements? The strength and vibrancy with which she lived her life and touched the lives of millions around her for the better? 

“I call people sometimes hoping not only that they’ll verify the fact that I’m alive but that they’ll also, however indirectly, convince me that being alive is an appropriate state for me to be in. Because sometimes I don’t think it’s such a bright idea. Is it worth the trouble it takes trying to live life so that someday you get something worthwhile out of it, instead of it almost always taking worthwhile things out of you?” 

-The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher mattered, her voice mattered. The things that she said and did, mattered. They still matter. And they are no less true and poignant in the light of these revelations.

Addiction is a disease. It’s a dysfunction of the brain’s reward system which requires constant management and care and often goes hand in hand with other mental health disorders. It is not simply a question of willpower or the perceived lack thereof. And while sobriety is to be praised and encouraged—of course it is, of course it absolutely unquestionably is—you cannot possibly know what may cause a person to slip or to feel like they can’t cope without that crutch. And shame on anyone who says it was therefore deserved. 

Shame and my heartfelt wishes that you never go through the things that can lead to serious addiction. Or that you are ever abandoned, derided and regarded as less than human because of it and your death turned into a smear campaign against your memory for the sake of a sensationalist headline.

Yes. Carrie Fisher was an addict, she had drug dependency problems related to her mental health. There was a time she kept it hidden, but after she made the decision to come out about it, she stuck by that decision and became a champion, for herself and everyone like her who struggles. Because she never wanted anyone to suffer like she did in order to get help. And she did it with as much grace and humility as she could manage—and a whole lot more indignity, immodesty, crass humor and love as well. Because that’s who she was and she cared. 

And that’s a hell of a lot more than can be said for those crowing over her death like it’s just deserts.

Fuck you.

People do not exist to stand up to your demands of a perfect ideal of humanity. You do not get to place that burden on the shoulders of someone then tear them apart when they fall under that weight—famous or otherwise.

Fuck you and your whole pretense at moral piety and the horse you rode in on.

Carrie Fisher was not your unproblematic fave. She was in fact extremely problematic, and no one knew that better than she did. 

“I heard someone say once that many of us only seem able to find heaven by backing away from hell. And while the place that I’ve arrived at in my life may not precisely be everyone’s idea of heaven, I could swear sometimes—if I’m quiet enough—I can hear the angels sing. Either that or I fucked up my medication again.” 

-Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking.

100 Dialogue Prompts: Part 2

We did it amigos. Another list! I am so grateful that you all are sharing your ideas to help inspire others (faith in humanity restored)

  1. “Where is my fucking pudding?!”
  2. “I thought we agreed to never use butter for that reason again…”
  3. “Well if it’s the guy who never shuts up about toilet paper!”
  4. “Honey, did you see my sniper rifle?”
  5. “Oops…”
  6. “God damn it he died. Whatever. Just leave him there.”
  7. “Listen, I know you’re upset, but please put down the baking soda before someone gets hurt.”
  8. “Look, about the monkey…”
  9. “I don’t understand! I only used a finger.”
  10. “It’s not as hard as you think, I promise.”
  11. “well this is what i call hell of a night”
  12. “How could an entire school disappear?”
  13. “What do you mean the brownies are "not quite brownies”?“
  14. "Yes, I understand that its cool, but why does your toaster have wings?” “Well its alive of course. It flies.”
  15. “Don’t turn that on!”
  16. “Wait…I’m also- technically- underage and you’re a stranger…should I be screaming also?”
  17. “I though you meant "literally” metaphorically. “
  18. "Ok so don’t get mad but I might have started a war.”
  19. “Good morning… I see the assassins failed again.”
  20. “You’re a murderer, how are you working at a hospital?”
  21. “That cat just stole my cereal!”
  22. “Did you see that? Please tell me you saw it.”
  23. “Hey, can you stop shooting people right now? We’re trying to sleep.”
  24. “THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS KEITH!”
  25. “If you think I’m leaving you and your demon eyes and evil horns you’re wrong.”
  26. “What do you mean, this isn’t Earth?”
  27. “Damn it, ____! Not peanuts again!”
  28. “Why did I just press the big red button?”
  29. “So tell me again why this dead body is being sent to Goodwill?”
  30. “Lucifer, I know that we said we would share rent but you never said anything about your brother living with us.”
  31. “God dammit, I’m supposed to be a bat! Why the hell am I a possum, Karen?!”
  32. “Sarah, where’s the dog?” “Up in space?”
  33. “You had only one job and it wasn’t even a difficult task, but seriously, how did you end up like this!?”
  34. “Well I never said I WASN’T going to kill the bartender …”
  35. “I mean, it was only a small eldritch being, so it wasn’t that bad…”
  36. “Hold me back bro!”
  37. “I think there’s a new lifeform evolving in my fridge.”
  38. “WHAT THE FUCK?!”
  39. “Can we have lunch now, or do you still want to continue looking at dead people?”
  40. “I can’t believe you ate my cheese…we’re over”
  41. “Sometimes I wonder why we’re still friends.” “Because I turned you into a cyborg after being shredded by an explosion and you owe me.” “…Fair enough.”
  42. “Well, I didn’t quite expect to wake up pregnant either and yet… here we are, so can you please pass me that can of bread?”
  43. “Ok, I know I said ‘You can throw a hairbrush at them’, but I didn’t actually mean it!”
  44. “When I told you to feed the dog I didn’t expect you to feed him the neighbors cat.”
  45. “Clearly, you’ve never gotten rid of a body before…”
  46. “This sort of thing never happened when I was dating your brother.”
  47. Sometimes, I wonder about you. And then I worry.“
  48. ” Wait, wait, wait, start from the very beginning. how did you manage to set the house on fire with that??“
  49. "For fucks sake, dude, how many times do I have to tell you that that’s not what penises are for?”
  50. “One woman’s terrorist is another woman’s freedom fighter.”
  51. “This isn’t right… the humans shouldn’t be able to move on their own.”
  52. “Why is unicorn blood on our shopping list?”
  53. “Must you unhinge your jaw like that when you eat? It’s disgusting.”
  54. “You’ve violated the law, my trust, and your friend. Tell me, why should I believe anything you say?”
  55. “No, no don’t open the fridge, I need to keep they eyeballs cold.”
  56. “did he break his jaw again by falling down a flight of stairs?” “Passive aggressive much?”
  57. “For the last time, put the declaration of independence back!”
  58. "That isn’t permanent, right?”
  59. “You know, ripping someone’s beating heart right out of their chest with your bare hand looks cool in anime, but irl it’s just unsanitary…”
  60. “She didn’t tell you” “Tell me what” “He’s dead”
  61. “But his dad is an asshole–” “HIS AUTHOR IS AN ASSHOLE”
  62. “You are here and you haven’t tried to kill me yet. You must want something from me.”
  63. “The salesperson made a flying tentacle monster sound a lot more alluring, I swear!”
  64. “Okay…the radiator just growled at me”
  65. “Dude, were you listening to me? Why are you barking?” “I’m not barking. I thought YOU were barking!”
  66. “How did you get that bump on your lip”
  67. “Buddy. You need to chill, and put that knife away before I get out my gun.”
  68. “ ” I dare you to take your shirt off" “ no” “ I doubledare you” “No” “I tripledare you” “ god dammit Steve , im not wearing a Shirt!”“
  69. "Why the fuck are there founding fathers in our living room”
  70. “Girls only say 'I will not dignify that with a response.’ when they’ve done the thing you’ve just accused them of.” “Do you know this, because you’ve done it?” “I will not dignify that with a response.”
  71. “They think we’re terrible but really we’re only mediocre”
  72. “You’d think by now we’d stop bringing death into these things. Look at them, they have anxiety!”
  73. “Ok, first of all asshat, stop touching me. Second, that is never going to work out! Third, stop TOUCHING me.”
  74. “So if I do understand, you’re telling me that you created insects robots. The same one that destroyed the city. ”
  75. “Why is THIS in your fridge? This is some serious contraband.”
  76. “Please tell me you’re joking about marrying the bastard’s son we call Satan.” “ Don’t talk about your mother like that!!”
  77. “Did you explode the microwave again?!”
  78. "Honey where’s the dog?” “Like I said, I’m making a smoothie.”
  79. “Fifteen bucks you can’t hook up with Satan.” “Make it twenty.”
  80. “I don’t know, maybe because he has some semblance of taste?
  81. "What could possibly make you think eating three tons of cheese for the mice in radiation-test labs was okay?!”
  82. “Who actually let the dogs out?”
  83. “Hey, you don’t know how many bodies are buried in my backyard.”
  84. “I told you to kill me.” “I did. Just this morning.” “Well, shit!”
  85. “So… This isn’t the end, is it? I mean I still want to hang out with you at least. Maybe go for another space adventure, hm?”
  86. “I’m sorry, it was the HEAT OF THE MOMENT,”
  87. "Hey, wanna go out for a romantic moonlight killing spree?”
  88. “So, you’re into …..? Huh, I never would’ve known.”
  89. “Did you hear that scream?” “Yes, I’m the one who screamed”
  90. “What are you doing?”
  91. “But really, why would anyone need two dozen armadillos?”
  92. “You can’t keep 'solving’ your problems by going to another dimension!”
  93. “I still can’t believe you assassinated a unicorn.”
  94. “Wait, you have FOUR knives?” “No, no. I have four knives ON me.”
  95. “I’ve killed a man using only a copy of Hamlet and a computer mouse. I am NOT afraid of you!" 
  96. "What the hell are those?”
  97. “Are you sure you’re not an arsonist?”
  98. “I know, right? You’d suspect any of them of secretly being an alien, but not…”
  99. “Why didn’t you stop?”
  100. “So, start explaining why there are dozens of puppies in my guest room.”

Let’s make another list. Part 3! Leave a reply and don’t forget the double quotes “”. I want to give everyone a chance to contribute to our community. So as always, one prompt per amigo. Dankje! 

“I feel like I’m the doctor and the patient, but a lot of times the doctor isn’t in. I operate at such a level that sometimes it feels dangerous. If I fell off the edge of myself, I don’t know how long it would take to get back up. People think that I’m on drugs because of this velocity of being. And at the same time it’s slow enough for me to be aware of it. Like when I just said ‘velocity of being’, I liked the sound of it.”  

The Unparalleled Wisdom of 28-Year-Old Carrie Fisher (Esquire, 1985)

anonymous asked:

Alright so this is a question I ask mostly for selfish reasons so I totally understand if you dont answer it. Also it's a hella personal question. That said. I just finished listening to that thing from P4A (AMAZING and I can't wait for more), and I also just noticed your last post... Are you bi? I ask because I am but I'm not fully out and I'm in a long-term hetero relationship and feeling like I'm a fraud.

Am I sometimes attracted to dudes? Sure. But I’m not sure I would claim the label because I don’t think I’m effected by the same frustrations and difficulties as out bisexual people. Even before I was in a long-ass-term committed relationship, I was straight enough (and society either confused or upset by bisexuality enough) that I didn’t hook up with dudes. 

I think that would have been a really confusing thing for me to confront when I was coming of age in the 90s (not having much experience with bisexual people (especially out bi men.)) I don’t really regret this because, honestly, my sexuality and sexual expression aren’t a huge part of my identity. That’s just me though.

So I think it’s an interesting question, but don’t feel like a fraud. Your sexuality is yours to do what you want with. It’s up to you how you express it and how you share it. 

honestly one of the Whitest things i’ve ever read was in this fic where dex and nursey were arguing and nursey said “have you ever been followed around a nordstrom because they took one look at your skin color and decided that you couldn’t be trusted?” and dex said “i’ve never been to a nordstrom” and nursey was so Shocked by this that he finally saw his privilege and realized that he was just as bad as The Racists

anonymous asked:

Do you know if we've seen the 'Louis fond nose scrunch' in any of Harry's solo interviews? Asking for science. xx

Now that you mention it…

Well.

I think the closest we’ve gotten is this

I’m shakin my damn head because this simply will not do. I mean, we’ve had his talking about Liam face

But no one except that rude ass radio host has mentioned Louis. Ugh. Every time I think about that interview I’m like 

Well that and 

Because sometimes I seriously can’t believe that happened. I can believe that someone was that rude and gross but I have for a very long time harboured the theory that based on the things that they have said and done that Louis and Harry had some kind of agreement to never verbally deny their relationship. Every denial has come either from Louis’ twitter or from a print interview with one of the other boys. It seemed logical to me given that aside from 

And

After which Harry had to be consoled by Niall

There has never been a, “It’s funny because people think that because we’re really good friends that we’re dating, but actually we just lived together and we’re both very happy with our girlfriends” said out loud. 

So when someone said to Harry, “The fans are convinced that ‘Sweet Creature’ is about your relationship with Louis Tomlinson,” he was given the perfect opportunity to say, “Actually we’re not in a relationship,” but instead we basically got

Versus 

Him literally screaming, “NO!” when asked if it was about Taylor Swift. 

Harry flat out spent about a minute not directly answering whether or not “Sweet Creature” was about Louis and took less than a second to completely deny that it was about Taylor Swift, despite his previous insistence that the songs were completely up to interpretation. I guess they’re up for interpretation as long as you’re interpreting it as definitely being about Louis. Which is probably why his management was like 

And did a complete 180 from this

To their Tessperado stunt that exactly no one believed so they had to contrive some one night stand origin story for “Carolina” that could only be described at Dan Wattpad’s laziest creation. 

As uncomfortable as that radio interview was to listen to, I think the aftermath proves how massively Harry blew it for the sake of not outright denying that he in in love with Louis William Tomlinson. 

When asked why people think “Sweet Creature” is about Louis, Harry might as well have been like 

So the fact that Harry can talk about literally every other member of the band except Louis without completely losing his shit is pretty testament to what I’ve thought all along. And the fact that he can openly discuss every other band member’s solo projects except “Just Hold On” is like

So the reason we have not seen Harry’s Fondlinson face is because he is probably under distinct instructions not to talk about Louis. 

anonymous asked:

can i prompt touch starved tony who loves any and all physical contact he has? someone puts a hand on his shoulder? amazing! someone lens into his side at movie night? the best! someone actually hugs him? omg! the avengers start to notice and perhaps do something about it?

Tony is a puppy. He soaks up affection like a sponge. (I threw in some Bucky because I wanted sleepy, helpless Tony.) Look out for under the cut!

You can find this story on my Ao3 here.


Natasha noticed first. She had a leg up on everyone though, having been sent to spy on him. She’d noticed when Pepper would reach out to casually touch him—a pat on the shoulder, playing with his hair, sliding her foot up his calf—and Tony would look ecstatic. At least, as ecstatic as an emotionally constipated person could look. At first she’d thought it was flirting, and Tony was happy to finally have it reciprocated.

But then Jim Rhodes had stopped by and swept Tony up into a hug that brought his feet off the ground, and Tony had made a happy little noise that had… done something to her heart. While Rhodes was visiting, it seemed like they were always touching, whether it was an arm over Tony’s shoulders or Tony pressing his feet against Rhodes’s thigh.

Happy was touchy-feely with Tony, too. Even after boxing matches, when they were both bruised and sometimes bloody but always smiling, they’d lean their shoulders together, or Happy would be escorting Tony somewhere and keep a hand on his elbow. Tony didn’t even fuss, even though usually he would bitch about not needing anyone’s protection.

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What the hell is this

 I wrote something friends

I’m assuming most of you wont really care? But hey, I had fun. 

It’s some SidLInk drabble. Not even really drabble. I just kinda wrote a story with a very brief and glossed over plot that I explained in weird clumps of paragraphs at a time. 

For all of my SidLink friends, hell the fuck yes this game has only been out for about a week and we’re already in hell

The rest will be under the cut after this first paragraph snippet, have fun stay happy plant a tree

Sidon had noticed something as of late.

As a Zora, he had previously stated and would continue to state that water and air were as one to him. Both were calming, both were home.

What he was noticing, however, was something he found odd. Link found water very calming.

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Ricky Whittle talking about Gillian Anderson as Media, in American Gods

What was it like working with Dana Scully herself, Gillian Anderson?

Do you know how hard it was, to not call her Scully? So the first scene was the Lucille Ball, the ‘I love Lucy’ scene in the store and I was so excited. I, like you, have grown up with Scully, X-files, you know. Mulder and Scully were my jam, that was my thing and I was so excited. And I saw her make-up, we were talking about her charity and I  drew a doodle for her charity and I was like ‘Oh my goodness, Gillian Anderson just asked me to do something for her charity’ and she was so cool in the make-up chair and she is so wonderful and so we went to set and we kinda went through it and stuff and then when we went to, go for the take she was ‘You can go home’ and I was like ‘Excuse me?’  She was like ‘Well, it’s only me talking to the camera so don’t worry about it. You can just go. I don’t need you here’ and I was like ‘Oh, okay.’ That’s fine, I get it, I get it’. I don’t wanna distract you.’ But I was really gutted. I literally worked all day, every day for like a whole month, I hadn’t had any time off and then the one time I actually really really really wanted to work, Gillian Anderson gave me the afternoon off. So I was very grateful but I was really gutted because I really wanted to work with her. You know, she was talking straight down the lens so she didn’t actually need to see me. And she said it’s just gonna be distracting if I was the side of the camera. 

But she is a phenomenon. She is incredible. You know, when people exceeds your expectations like that…Sometimes you are scared to meet your idols and these great actors ‘cause you don’t wanna be disappointed. Gillian Anderson will blow your minds. And I eventually did get to work with her and it was fantastic but I think, I’m not sure how much I can say about her different personalities as Media coming up but David Bowie blows my mind. Her as David Bowie is one of the best things you will see on TV. She is incredible and I’m looking forward to the world seeing that. I think Gillian Anderson dressed as David Bowie T-shirts will be everywhere. 

Bryan Fuller, Micheal Green have already gave all the cast these David Bowie T-shirts. Well Media, they are Media T-shirts actually. But she is dressed as David Bowie. They are great T-shirts and people are gonna lose their minds when they see it. They’re gonna want them everywhere. But as down to Gillian just doing an incredible job of portraying these kinda iconic stars of the past. (X)

Shots Fired

Word Count: 2440

Pairing: FBI Agent Dean x Pharmacist Reader

Warnings: Language, Violence, Some Angst, Some Fluff

A/N: Written for @dancingalone21 ‘s funny quote challenge. My quote was: “That attitude right there. That’s why I always got the extra cookie.” Also written for @just-a-touch-of-sass-and-fandoms Shit My Patient’s Say challenge. I used a ton of quotes from that one. They’re all bolded. 

A/N 2: Unbeta’d and unedited. Probably a shit ton of mistakes. My bad.

A/N 3: Most/All of the stories in here aside from being robbed (at gunpoint anyway) have happened to me in my career. More than once. Fun times. 


You left your 12 and a half hour shift at the pharmacy over 30 minutes late. Some asshole had decided to wait until 9:00 to come get their prescription filled that they needed right that second. Of course, they’d had the prescription in their hand for over three weeks. Not that you could turn them down. Your district manager would surely find out and chew your ass out for it the next day.

Grabbing your bags and sliding out of your car you realized Dean wasn’t home yet either. Your husband’s Impala was nowhere to be seen. Ever since he’d taken a job as an FBI agent, he’d been working crazy hours too. The two of you barely saw each other anymore and it sucked. Sighing, you trudged into the house and dropped your stuff, kicking off your shoes. You made your way into the kitchen, grabbing all the junk food you could find and a bottle of Captain Morgan before throwing yourself in a heap on the couch.

You were mindlessly watching TV when Dean came home, discarding his jacket and tie before he lifted your legs and sat down, resting your legs in his lap. “Rough day?”

“Whatever gave you that idea?”

“The completely eaten bag of chips, the leftover ketchup on the plate where you probably had a frozen cheeseburger, oh and the uh…half drunk bottle of Captain Morgan that was totally full yesterday.” Dean pointed to the bottle in your hand and you rolled your eyes, sarcastically scoffing into the air.

“Good job, detective.

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On History and Pie

Summary:  A nonathletic!Jack fic, where grad student and history nerd, Jack Zimmermann meets the cute Samwell student/baker Eric Bittle at the Bread and Butter Bakery.  Will the two make a love connection?  For @devereauxsdisease and @victorineb who love this incarnation of Jack as much as I do.

Originally posted by butteryplanet


They’d chatted at the bakery enough times that Bitty was able to pull the information from Jack. He’d started coming to the bakery about four weeks ago, and during that time Bitty became more and more charmed with the second year grad student.

He always sat in the corner armchair, ordered a black coffee, two macarons and a slice of whatever the pie of the day was. Bitty first noticed him when he came in to order a slice of Weary Willie cake.

Bitty loved his job at the bakery, it gave him some extra cash while he attended Samwell. Whenever Bitty was there, he was the de facto person in charge. Shirley and Spencer, the owners of Bread and Butter adored Bitty.

“We never had any kids of our own, so you’re the closest thing to it, Bitty,” Shirley said to him one evening over a cup of earl grey tea.

So Bitty stood there, face to face with the bluest eyes he’d ever seen the first time Jack walked in. The Clark Kent glasses in front of them did nothing to hide the fact that they were beautiful. It was a good face, a handsome face. He was burly and tall, and Bitty loved that. He smiled, and Bitty’s body language invited Blue Eyes to speak.

“Can I get a slice of the Weary Willie cake?”

“Sure can, handsome,” Bitty said as he began to ring up Blue Eyes’ order, who blushed furiously. “What else can I do you for?”

“Coffee. Black. Medium, please,” he replied looking down at the counter.

“Why don’t you go find yourself a seat and I’ll bring it out to you,” Bitty said with a warm smile.

“Thank you,” Blue Eyes said softly and then turned to walk toward the corner armchair.

When Bitty approached, Blue Eyes had pulled out a laptop and several textbooks, the one on top of the pile was called Foundations of Modern European Intellectual History.

“Doing a little light reading, huh?” Bitty said as he put the cake and coffee on the side table.

“Oh, haha. Yes.”

“Do you go to Samwell?”

“I’m finishing up my masters in history there,” he said as he held up his book.

“That’s great. I haven’t seen you here before,” Bitty said wanting to know more about History Blue Eyes.

“I saw the chalkboard outside listing the Weary Willie cake and the history nerd in me became curious.”

“Look at you! You certainly are a history major.”

“Did you make the cake?” Jack asked raising his eyebrows.

“Sure did. My moomaw had the recipe from her mama.”

“Well, it’s not often I find a somewhat obscure historical reference on my way back to the history building.” 

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RTX 2017 Advice/Tips!

I did one of these lil things last year so I wanted to throw another out with more fun information that I found to be helpful. It’s going to be my third year going now and I feel like every year I learn some stuff that I wanna share!

-Please respect all guardians! All the guardians are here to help you and your safety at the con!! If you have questions about something like finding panel rooms, where the bathrooms are, etc. feel free to ask because they are there to assist. Also if you are being harassed by anyone please tell the guardians because they want to make sure all attendees are having a safe time. Listen to them too!!! They know what’s up.

-Water is so important during this summer time convention!! The outside of Austin is sadly not air conditioned so it is important to carry around water with you! You can buy water at hotel stores, food shops, the convention, there’s even water fountains you can refill your water bottles at! If you got plastic bottle or you are carrying some type of water carrying thingy all is helpful. Stay hydrated please! It makes walking around less miserable too.

-There’s so many amazing places to eat (sometimes I get overwhelmed thinking about it….I wanna eat at them all….) all around the area. There’s food booths in the convention center though just to let you know they are pricey! So I recommend looking up food places around the con center to maybe try out new places. Austin has so much food to offer I feel like there’s something for everyone, pizza, barbecue, burritos, hamburgers, and loads more.  There’s also a grocery store called Royal Blue Grocery that’s about a 10 minute walk from the con center. 

-So this one kind of bleeds into the one above though I think it’s a good idea to know the layout of downtown Austin. It’s not super big and not easy to get lost in, though it’s important to know how to get to places when going anywhere and getting lost sucks. Try going on Google Maps and seeing from where your hotel/airbnb/etc to get to the convention center or see what restaurants are around! That being said if it’s your 1st time in Austin or your 500th time, please walk around with at least one buddy! This is for safety reasons for anywhere you go because if something happens you will at least have one friend to be there and help. 

-Signings are a ~hot topic~ of RTX with ticket codes and such.Though I think a lot of people forget you will see people on the floor on the convention and if you ask if they are free for an autograph/photo they will most likely say yes (unless they are busy you know schedules) they are happy to meet you! Sometimes you run into people multiple times like the time I ran into Matt Bragg like 5 times in the same hour. With that being said, I recommend carrying around a Sharpie because they might not have one! 

-Something I learned about last year that saved my butt: PORTABLE CHARGER. I had no idea how magical those are and bought one after the convention. Invest in one, I got mine at Walgreens and it’s an iHome for like $15 and it works crazy good! Those things are the best. 

-This is random one though the streets/sidewalks of Austin have like holes in them like big potholes.I and friends had tripped on them before. Just make sure you look down once in awhile before walking to avoid tripping over one. Don’t want any injuries. 

-It’s a great idea to talk to people at the convention! You will be waiting in lines for panels, autograph stuff, etc. and you will be standing there with someone, who has something in common with you: Rooster Teeth! Talk to people in lines because honestly one of the most important part is the community and you are with people from all over the country and sometimes even from other countries! Talk to people in line while you wait for stuff you never know what friends you will make along the way. 

-Deodorant makes you smell good! 

-I know in the years past the con center has a stage with chairs and standing area (within the tape they lay out) where you can watch some of RT let’s players play video games. On the schedule they will have what time, who is playing, and what they are playing.

-When the RTX app comes out, I recommend downloading that because that has schedule info and panel info too. Also make sure to plan out what panels you really want to go to and if it’s a big one (Achievement Hunter, RWBY, On The Spot, etc.) you might want to be in the area for that panel about a hour or two earlier than it says.The rooms are so enormous though you might wanna make sure if you reaaally want to attend that panel. Also important to listen to the guardians where and how they want you to line up!!!! Also of course if any panel changes they have will be the app!

-There are places to sit in the convention center up against the walls in the back for the sides there will be little open areas to sit on the floor. I know in the past 2 years the Funhaus booth has had little cube seats and charging station which are both a plus and helpful. It’s like super bright orange you can’t miss it!

I wanna say that’s all I have for tips and advice!! If you have any questions message or ask me! Have fun at RTX and I hope to see you there!

(I started thinking about this bc @idontwanttogobacktoreality made a post. Thanks for your thoughts!!)

Every once in a while, I see a complaint from somebody demonizing YOI because it doesn’t include homophobia or racism or whatever other thing, and uhm, no

To be clear, Kubo and staff have said the YOI takes place in a homophobia-free universe. Cool, fine, good. But I see people sometimes saying the YOI isn’t proper representation and completely disregarding the series because of this. Like fine, you can have an opinion; I’m not prying your eyelids open and forcing you to watch anime, but to say that YOI isn’t “proper” representation or that it contributes nothing is completely misguided. 

First of all, a show–or any piece of media, really–that has a queer couple and/or character in it doesn’t have to relegate itself to being about discrimination. Sure, it can, and it’s absolutely important that there are cultural records of the awful shit happening in the world. But our lives are more than that. We’re more than the hate directed towards us. We’re all individuals with our own problems, perspectives, preferences. Why should every story including us have to essentially be a form of torture porn? 

For those who don’t know, the term ‘torture porn’ is used in cinematic circles to describe a subgenre of horror film that deliberately focuses on graphic depictions of torture, gore, violence, etc etc. That doesn’t mean any film with gore in it, it means a piece that has no real plot, emotional depth, or suspense; it’s only about suffering, plain and simple. Think of things like Bloodfeast (1963)–one of my personal fav b movies actually–the Saw series, and Hostel: Part II (2007). Films like Evil Dead 2 (1987), however, are splatstick because of the comedic tone. 

I make this comparison because if every single story with queer characters and couples only focused on the suffering of these people, then it just becomes an emotional–and sometimes physical–form of what I explained above. If it has nothing going for it but that, then the story is nonexistent, plot is flat, the characters are caricatures rather than people, etc etc. Again, it’s not a bad thing to portray stories like this. But it’s important to keep in mind that we experience more than hate and romanticized depression. 

Anyway, my point is is that YOI has a complex story on its own. Yuuri and Victor are people, not romanticized caricatures. They have their own problems separate from discrimination, and that’s so important in normalizing queer people and relationships. I mean, honestly, if we keep portraying queer people as “outsiders,” how are we going to get anywhere? 

I was talking to my mother about this, and she made a great point: not only is the show a great step for normalizing queer relationships–especially since younger generations will be able to see it–but it’s also a wonderful blueprint of what the world could be. It’ll take time, and work, but this is a place we can get to. People can love and be themselves and hold their identities proudly instead of repressing and hiding out of fear of assault or even death. 

If we don’t have a map, we’ll lose our way. YOI is a piece of the map to lead us to a better, kinder world. 

This show has worth, and it means things to people, whether you think so or not. Opinions don’t change the reality. 

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Donated! I know totally off comic basis, but I feel something with Kamala taking up the Captain America mantle would be fitting for this donation if you're up for that.

“Going to space?” Kamala asked, brow furrowing. “What do you mean going to space?” 

Steve, at the kitchen counter of the mansion, offered her a mug of tea. “I’m going to space. Spartax – Peter’s people – is very unstable right now, and the galactic council wants a diplomatic envoy from Earth.”

“It’s a trap,” Kamala said. 

“It’s not a trap, M&M,” Steve said with a grin.

“I’m twenty-five, Steve, I no longer thrill and do anything you ask because you call me some nickname Tony made up for me a billion years ago.”

Steve’s grin widened. “Well, couldn’t hurt to try.”

Kamala rolled her eyes. 

“Look, sometimes superheroing is punching people in the face and sometimes it’s going on a six-month leave to help a foreign country stabilize. Earth is…unique in the stars, Kamala. The other races are a little afraid of us, and they want to control us because they think we have power.”

“Earth is the Jedi,” Kamala said, and then muttered Nerd to herself.

“The rest of space certainly seems to think so,” Steve replied, reassuringly. “I can use that to our advantage. I can advocate for the planet, defend it, and help one of the most dangerous imperial forces in the galaxy move towards true democracy. I can’t turn that down.”

“Is Tony going?”

“No. Carol’s considering it, and a few others, but for now I’m the only one confirmed, which is why I wanted to talk to you.” 

“I can’t go,” Kamala said. “I’m in the middle of my thesis.” 

“That wasn’t what I was going to ask, though this may also interrupt your thesis briefly,” Steve said. He reached for the shield on his back, unhooked it, and set it on the counter. Kamala, like she always did, put out a hand almost unconsciously and tapped on it, as if reassuring herself it was still real. 

“I want you to be Captain America while I’m gone,” he said. She looked up at him sharply. “Not pose as me, that’s not what I’m asking. My absence will be public. I want you to be Cap while I’m off planet.” 

Her jaw dropped. “Not Sam? Not Eli or – or Alex or Miles – “ 

“No. I didn’t even ask them. You’re my first choice.“ He gave her a gentle grin. “Honestly, I wanted one of the younger folk to do it, one of the All News or the Youngs or one of the Jean Grey School kids. When I thought it over, you’re the most grounded, the most suited to it. You’re going to get a lot of flak for it and you’re the best at dealing with that, too.”

“So basically I’ve been working really hard and you give me more work,” she said to him, a smile spreading across her face.  

“It’s the unfairness of life,” he agreed. “When you prove you’re good at something we keep making you do more of it. There’s a political aspect to it – you’re NuHuman and the Inhumans will support you – but that was a minor consideration.” 

“Seriously, though, Steve? Me as Cap?”

“You’ll have to have your own uniform made, and I’ll need to train you on the shield, if you say yes.”

Kamala looked at the shield again. “Can I pick it up?”

“I don’t know, M&M,” Steve said, eyes bright. “Can you?” 

She slid her fingers under the rim of the shield and found the straps, pulling it onto her arm. He watched as she drew it up, close to her body, tipped out so she could consider it.

“Yeah,” she said. “I think I can.” 

12 Dumb Anti Su Critical Arguments (Part 1)

You know what’s been annoying about the SU Fanbase lately? The whole SU Critical vs SU Stans discourse that’s been going on lately. Which side am I on? Well if you’ve been following my blog you would know that I’m on the SU Critical side. Yes, sometimes Su Critical can be nitpicky, they can be rude too, and I don’t agree with everything they say. I’m still on their side though because people are allowed to critique things, critiques can help artists, and the show is not as good as it use to be. I feel like I’m always the one to stand up for criticism so I’m going to do that again. Here are 12 dumb arguments (in no particular order) that are almost always said to SU critical people. If you think I’m using a straw man here, I’m not. Su critical people can attest that yes, people really do make these arguments. If any of you receive these arguments, just link the Stan to this article. I’ll admit that I might get a little mean, but I believe it’s justified. These arguments are dumb and even a little toxic. 

12. Stay out of the Tags!!!: 

Originally posted by geekylaugifs

This one starts off the list because it isn’t an argument; it’s just an annoying statement. Why should we? Our post is related to the show just the same as yours. Is it because you’re a crybaby that can’t handle somebody having a somewhat negative opinion on the show? How will you react if you have a friend that doesn’t like a film as much as you do? Are you going to bitch at them too? People are allowed to have a different opinion than yours. Saying people can’t critique a show because you like it is so conceited. The thing is, SU Critical people do stay out of the tags. They only tag their stuff as SU Critical and I noticed that they’ve been calling the show by different names like Steven University or Stephen Galaxy. I use to think they did this to be funny, but I recently realized that they do this so they can stay out of regular SU tags (Tumblr puts something in the tags if the word is mentioned in the post, even if you didn’t tag it as such). Anti Su Critcal people aren’t as cordial, they post so much SU Critical hate in the SU Critical tags. 

11. Personally Insulting the Critics:

Originally posted by sapphirerose818

This is a fallacy called Ad Hominen. It’s a fallacy because it’s not a real argument; it’s just petty. You could tell an SU Critic that they have no life, so they decide to get a full time job, a loving spouse, and 2 kids. They do all that stuff, but Steven Universe will still be flawed. Their argument still stands. 

10. Just Sit Back and Enjoy It: 

Originally posted by sapphirerose818

This argument is used so much, not just against su critical, but film analysis people in general. People, stories are complex, especially in a visual medium. Some people like looking deeper into the complexities because those are interesting. Analyzing it is enjoyable to us, so we’re not trying to ruin your fun, but you sure as hell are ruining my fun.  As for criticism, the quality of art is felt first and thought of second. Analyzing a quality of a story is analyzing our reactions to a story. When we find a film boring, we think about what the film did (or didn’t) do in order to bore us. If we find a film exciting we think about why the film excited us. So really, we can’t just sit back and enjoy a story, when we didn’t enjoy the story.  There seems to be this misconception that film analysis people are pickier, but we’re really not. From my experience film analysis people actually like a wider variety of movies and shows. The difference is that we’re better at explaining our opinions. Non-film analysis people say that they didn’t like a film because it was stupid and boring. Film analysis people explain why they found the film to be stupid and boring.

9.  Redesigns Aren’t Criticisms: 

Really? People redesign characters because they don’t like how the character is designed and they find faults in it. Think of it this way. There’s an artist who draws a character and shows it to her friend. Her friend says that it’s not horrible, but there’s something off about the design. The friend is also an artist so she decides to redraw the character herself with a few changes. The friend asks the first artists if she likes the changes, and she does and decides to incorporate them into the design. See, would you say that’s not criticism? No! It totally is criticism. 

8. They’re Aliens! They Don’t Have Race: 

Originally posted by suqilite

Um, race coding exists. There are always non-human characters that appear human, but are meant to resemble different races. Sometimes this can be offensively (like the race coding in Phantom Menace), but it can also be done well. It’s pretty clear that characters like Garnet and Bismuth are coded black. Their hair, overall appearance and voice actors imply that the characters are supposed to resemble black people, so it’s perfectly legitimate to take issue with how the characters are handled within a race context. Also, some of you people (and by some of you people, I mean some of you white people) might not know this, but there is dark skin prejudice even within ethnic communities. I learned about this because I did a report on Bell Hooks in college and watched a documentary about the problems dark skin black women have to go through, and they seem to not be treated as well by society as much as lighter skin women within the same race. I mention this because even if you want to say that they’re aliens, they do enforce darker skin stigma by having character have darker skin when they’re suppose to be evil, but have lighter skin when they are suppose to be good. They did this twice with Lapis and Blue Diamond (though I don’t think they are intentionally trying to reinforce a stigma against dark skin people). What I’m saying is that bringing up race when talking about aliens is totally legitimate. 

7. You’re not an Animator so you can’t Critique: 

Originally posted by suqilite

I’m not an actor, but I can tell you that this right here is shit.  

You don’t need to be in the field or work in order to be able to tell if somebody is doing a good job. People might not have practical experience in animation, but they might have seen a lot of animation. They have eyes and can tell what is pleasing to look at. They know that artwork is supposed to be appealing to look at (if it’s suppose to be) and they can tell when there are errors made in animation. Saying that you have to be an animator in order to criticize animation is pretentious nonsense.

To Be continued…