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Ouran High School Host Club
  • What she says: I'm fine
  • What she's thinking: Why hasn't Ouran High School Host Club gotten more seasons? The manga went on for a few more volumes and it was probably one of the best anime in the mid 2000s and had themes that were ahead of its time. It is more than deserving of a sequel and it should get one immediately!
Top Misconceptions People Have about Pulp-Era Science Fiction

A lot of people I run into have all kinds of misconceptions about what pulp-era scifi, from the 1920s-1950s, was actually like. 


“Pulp-Era Science Fiction was about optimistic futures.”

Optimistic futures were always, always vastly outnumbered by end of the world stories with mutants, Frankenstein creations that turn against us, murderous robot rebellions, terrifying alien invasions, and atomic horror. People don’t change. Then as now, we were more interested in hearing about how it could all go wrong. 

To quote H.L. Gold, editor of Galaxy Science Fiction, in 1952: 

“Over 90% of stories submitted to Galaxy Science Fiction still nag away at atomic, hydrogen and bacteriological war, the post atomic world, reversion to barbarism, mutant children killed because they have only ten toes and fingers instead of twelve….the temptation is strong to write, ‘look, fellers, the end isn’t here yet.’”

The movie Tomorrowland is a particulary egregious example of this tremendous misconception (and I can’t believe Brad Bird passed on making Force Awakens to make a movie that was 90 minutes of driving through the Florida swamps). In reality, pre-1960s scifi novels trafficked in dread, dystopian futures, and fear. There was simply never a time when optimistic scifi was overrepresented, even the boyish Jules Verne became skeptical of the possibilities of technology all the way at the turn of the century. One of the most famous pulp scifi yarns was Jack Williamson’s The Humanoids, about a race of Borg-like robots who so totally micromanage humans “for our own protection” that they leave us with nothing to do but wait “with folded hands.”


“Pulp scifi often featured muscular, large-chinned, womanizing main characters.”

Here’s the image often used in parodies of pulp scifi: the main character is a big-chinned, ultra-muscular dope in tights who is a compulsive womanizer and talks like Adam West in Batman. Whenever I see this, I think to myself…what exactly is it they’re making fun of?

It’s more normal than you think to find parodies of things that never actually existed. Mystery buffs and historians, for example, can’t find a single straight example of “the Butler did it.” It’s a thing people think is a thing that was never a thing, and another example would be the idea of the “silent film villain” in a mustache and top hat (which there are no straight examples of, either). There are no non-parody examples of Superman changing in a phone booth; he just never did this.

In reality, my favorite description of pulp mag era science fiction heroes is that they are “wisecracking Anglo-Saxon engineers addicted to alcohol and tobacco who like nothing better than to explain things to others that they already know.” The average pulp scifi hero had speech patterns best described as “Mid-Century American Wiseass” than like Adam West or the Lone Ranger. 

The nearest the Spaceman Spiff stereotype came to hitting the mark was with the magazine heroes of the Lensmen and Captain Future, and they’re both nowhere near close. Captain Future was a muscular hero with a chin, but he also had a Captain Picard level desire to use diplomacy first, and believed that most encounters with aliens were only hostile due to misunderstandings and lack of communication (and the story makes him right). He also didn’t seem interested in women, mostly because he had better things to do for the solar system and didn’t have the time for love. The Lensmen, on the other hand, had a ruthless, bloodthirsty streak, and were very much like the “murder machine” Brock Sampson (an attitude somewhat justified by the stakes in their struggle). 


“Pulp Era Scifi were mainly action/adventure stories with good vs. evil.” 

This is a half-truth, since, like so much other genre fiction, scifi has always been sugared up with fight scenes and chases. And there was a period, early in the century, when most scifi followed the Edgar Rice Burroughs model and were basically just Westerns or swashbucklers with different props, ray guns instead of six-shooters. But the key thing to remember is how weird so much of this scifi was, and that science fiction, starting in the mid-1930s, eventually became something other than just adventure stories with different trappings. 

One of my favorite examples of this is A. Bertram Chandler’s story, “Giant-Killer.” The story is about rats on a starship who acquire intelligence due to proximity to the star drive’s radiation, and who set about killing the human crew one by one. Another great example is Eando Binder’s Adam Link stories, told from the point of view of a robot who is held responsible for the death of his creator.

What’s more, one of the best writers to come out of this era is best known for never having truly evil bad guys: Isaac Asimov. His “Caves of Steel,” published in 1953, had no true villains. The Spacers, who we assumed were snobs, only isolated themselves because they had no immunities to the germs of earth.


“Racism was endemic to the pulps.”

It is absolutely true that the pulps reflected the unconscious views of society as a whole at the time, but as typical of history, the reality was usually much more complex than our mental image of the era. For instance, overt racism was usually shown as villainous: in most exploration magazines like Adventure, you can typically play “spot the evil asshole we’re not supposed to like” by seeing who calls the people of India “dirty monkeys” (as in Harold Lamb). 

Street & Smith, the largest of all of the pulp publishers, had a standing rule in the 1920s-1930s to never to use villains who were ethnic minorities because of the fear of spreading race hate by negative portrayals. In fact, in one known case, the villain of Resurrection Day was going to be a Japanese General, but the publisher demanded a revision and he was changed to an American criminal. Try to imagine if a modern-day TV network made a rule that minority groups were not to be depicted as gang bangers or drug dealers, for fear that this would create prejudice when people interact with minority groups in everyday life, and you can see how revolutionary this policy was. It’s a mistake to call this era very enlightened, but it’s also a mistake to say everyone born before 1970 was evil.


“Pulp scifi writers in the early days were indifferent to scientific reality and played fast and loose with science.”

 FALSE.

 This is, by an order of magnitude, the most false item on this list.

In fact, you might say that early science fiction fandom were obsessed with scientific accuracy to the point it was borderline anal retentive. Nearly every single one of the lettercols in Astounding Science Fiction were nitpickers fussing about scientific details. In fact, modern scifi fandom’s grudging tolerance for storytelling necessities like sound in space at the movies, or novels that use “hyperspace” are actually something of a step down from what the culture around scifi was in the 1920s-1950s. Part of it was due to the fact that organized scifi fandom came out of science clubs; Hugo Gernsback created the first scifi pulp magazine as a way to sell electronics and radio equipment to hobbyists, and the “First Fandom” of the 1930s were science enthusiasts who talked science first and the fiction that speculated about it second.

In retrospect, a lot of it was just plain obvious insecurity: in a new medium considered “kid’s stuff,” they wanted to show scifi was plausible, relevant, and something different from “fairy tales.” It’s the same insecure mentality that leads video gamers to repeatedly ask if games are art. You’ve got nothing to prove there, guys, calm down (and take it from a pulp scifi aficionado, the most interesting things are always done in the period when a medium is considered disposable trash). 

One of the best examples was the famous Howard P. Lovecraft, who published “The Shadow out of Time” in the 1936 issue of Astounding. Even though it might be the only thing from that issue that is even remotely reprinted today, the letters page from this issue practically rose up in revolt against this story as not being based on accurate science. Lovecraft was never published in Astounding ever again.

If you ever wanted to find out what Star Wars would be like if they were bigger hardasses about scientific plausibility, check out E.E. Smith’s Lensman series. People expect a big, bold, brassy space opera series with heroes and villains to play fast and loose, but it was shockingly scientifically grounded.

To be fair, science fiction was not a monolith on this. One of the earliest division in science fiction was between the Astounding Science Fiction writers based in New York, who often had engineering and scientific backgrounds and had left-wing (in some cases, literally Communist) politics, and the Amazing Stories writers based in the Midwest, who were usually self taught, and had right-wing, heartland politics. Because the Midwestern writers in Amazing Stories were often self-taught, they had a huge authority problem with science and played as fast and loose as you could get. While this is true, it’s worth noting science fiction fandom absolutely turned on Amazing Stories for this, especially when the writers started dabbling with spiritualism and other weirdness like the Shaver Mystery. And to this day, it’s impossible to find many Amazing Stories tales published elsewhere.

The Best Films of 2017 - Mid-Year List

There have already been many great films so far this year, so I felt it worth doing a run down of my favourite films of the year so far. These all reflect the cinema releases we’ve had so far in the UK in 2017 - for that reason this list includes some films that were released in the US in 2016. Enjoy, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on the best films of the year so far!

Honourable mentions: Their Finest, Colossal, Gifted

1. Get Out, dir. Jordan Peele

This film really knocked me for six, to such an extent that I simply had to see it twice in the cinema. It got even better upon a re-watch, when I was able to watch it with full knowledge of the characters’ underlying motives and the things to come. It’s a terrifying concept (the racism of an all-white suburb is taken to a horrifying extreme) executed with incredible panache, and you feel every emotion that Chris goes through thanks to Daniel Kaluuya’s excellent performance. Get Out also represents one of the most brilliantly communal experiences I’ve ever had at the cinema - I won’t spoil it, but let’s just say that the audience erupted into spontaneous applause at a key moment in the climax. Simply fantastic. 

2. The Handmaiden, dir. Park Chan-wook

This film is exquisite - it’s first and foremost a beautiful boundary-smashing love story, and an absolutely marvellous tale of female defiance. It transplants Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith to 1930s Korea, and the story is effortlessly adapted to become intrinsically interwoven with its new setting. Sookee is a talented pickpocket plucked from a thieves den and sent as a handmaiden to trick a rich heiress into falling for a conman. To say any more would spoil the twists, but this film is just a masterwork of suspense, keeping you guessing throughout a series of interlocking pieces that take their time to reveal their secrets. I’ve seen the theatrical cut and the extended version, and they’re both great - you’re in for a treat with either.

3. Jackie, dir. Pablo Larrain

This is a film that soars on the strength of Natalie Portman’s incredible performance, which is complemented by Mica Levi’s haunting score. Portman’s performance is painfully vivid, with her agony and wretchedness coming through so intensely that it’s often uncomfortable to watch. Jackie is probably the best portrait of grief I’ve ever seen, and it sucks you into a famous historic event by providing an incredibly intimate perspective on it. This is great cinema, but be prepared for suffering.

4. A Cure for Wellness, dir. Gore Verbinski

This is a delightfully strange Gothic fairy tale of a film, and I’m amazed and impressed that a Hollywood studio gave Gore Verbinski a budget sufficient to pull it off with such beauty and style. I’ve seen this film attract love and hate in equal measure, but I adore it - the trailers set you up for a rehash of Shutter Island, but nothing could be further from the truth beyond the isolated setting. If I had to compare this to anything, I would compare it to Roger Corman’s Poe cycle of films from the 1960s - it has a similarly lurid sensibility and a deep-seated sense of fantastic romanticism at its core. Great if you’re after something uncompromisingly bonkers.

5. Wonder Woman, dir. Patty Jenkins

This film represented pure joy for me - I couldn’t have anticipated how emotional I was going to get at witnessing a (wonder!)woman crossing No Man’s Land and deflecting bullets with her bracelets. This simultaneously rejects the wry self-awareness of the Marvel films and the grim self-importance of the previous DC movies, instead unabashedly depicting a superhero who triumphs thanks to her overriding belief in love and compassion. Patty Jenkins adds endless little touches - from funny moments to quiet scenes where characters talk simply to learn about each other - that enrich the film and make it feel vivid and intimate in a very rare and special way.

6. Silence, dir. Martin Scorsese

This is truly the work of a master filmmaker, and it represents a stunning artistic achievement and a moving and intelligent investigation of the threshold of faith. Scorsese tried to get this made for decades before finally succeeding, and his passion for and belief in the project shine through in every painstakingly crafted frame. Silence is equal parts beauty and brutality, and it uses this contrast to illuminate the painful questions that the faithful must ask themselves when faced with the harsh reality of the present world. It’s heavy stuff, but well worth your time if you’re up for a film that raises more questions than it answers.

7. In This Corner of the World, dir. Sunao Katabuchi

I had no idea this film existed until a few days before I saw it, but I was really struck by its poetic treatment of the joys and tragedies of life. This film follows a young bride who moves to live with her husband’s family in WWII-era Japan, and while it deals unflinchingly with the trauma and horror of war - particularly the bombing of Hiroshima - it’s also surprisingly funny and ultimately hopeful. The power of this film comes through in the little moments of human connection and the way that the full potential of animation is exploited to maximum effect.

8. La La Land, dir. Damien Chazelle

A lovely ode to the classic Hollywood musical, La La Land is a technical marvel that sticks with me because of its heart and humanity (those words are recurring a lot, right?). It tells a very small story of a love affair between two dreamers in Hollywood, but it feels much bigger than them because of the way in which their story is told. La La Land draws from influences across the spectrum of cinema, and its homages to the classics are joyful and loving. The final ‘what might have been’ sequence represents the perfect marriage of raw emotion and filmmaking virtuosity. 

9. Okja, dir. Bong Joon-ho

Not many films can balance flatulence jokes with uncompromising critique of capitalist greed, but Okja pulls it off with aplomb. The core story hinges on the innocent and endearing friendship between a young girl named Mija and a bio-engineered super pig called Okja, and the film succeeds because you totally buy their connection and desperately want the two of them to have their wish and live together in the mountains. I’m delighted that Netflix gave Bong Joon-ho a platform to make such a weird beast.

10. Logan, dir. James Mangold

Logan may be bleak, but that isn’t what makes it great - Logan is fantastic cinema because it remembers that superheroes are still people who struggle with their own souls as much as super-villains. This film features the best character work managed in any of the X-Men films, and Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and - in particular - Dafne Keen give heart-rending performances that really ground the film and give it an emotional core. I hope we get more superhero films like this, and that the takeaway from it for the industry is the importance of stressing character rather than frantic spectacle.

Most anticipated films still to come: War for the Planet of the Apes, Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets, Dunkirk, The Beguiled, Mother!, Logan Lucky, Blade Runner 2049, Murder on the Orient Express, The Shape of Water, Annihilation, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

anonymous asked:

Hiya! First of all... I wish you the best of luck for mid terms! ❤ and could you do chocobros's reactions to their crush doing the "hey, could you hold something?" and puts their hand in theirs and leaves it there. Thanks!!! 😄

I could not stop smiling when I got this request! I just kept imagining it all and I could not contain my smile and giggles. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed writing it, nonny! *heart heart*


Prompto

  • He’s gonna be busy taking pictures around Lestallum when it happens
  • You guys are walking around together and you just finished buying a bunch of stuff from the camera store
  • “Hey, could you hold something?
  • “Sure” he thinks that you need help holding on to the things you purchased but nope
  • He’s gonna extend his hand thinking you’ll give him some bags to carry
  • “You sure this is all you need help with?” He says without looking
  • “Yep” and you squeeze his hand AND THAT’S WHEN HE NOTICES
  • He’s screaming internally and he’s turning 50 shades of red (HAHAHA), he’s also beaming and for some reason his face is stuck that way.
  • Once you get back to your hotel he’s not gonna wanna go inside because that means he’s going to have to let go of your hand
  • You guys walk around Lestallum 3 more times
  • When you tell him that he can hold your hand anytime, he finally agrees to retreating to the hotel.

Gladiolus

  • It’s gonna happen while you guys are on your way back from a hunt
  • He’s carrying a carcass on one arm while you carry some mushrooms in a bag
  • “Hey Gladio, can you hold something for me?”
  • He’s too tired to ask what it is so he just holds out his hand and wait for it
  • When you put your hand in his, he’s going to light up
  • He’s going to have this huge grin on his face and the carcass he was carrying? Doesn’t weigh like anything anymore.
  • He’s walking a lot taller now and he’s so happy it feels like he’s going to hug the hell out of the next person he sees 
  • Once you get to camp, he’s going to come up with some lame pick up line that has something to do with holding hands
  • But damn yo, Gladio’s gonna like you even more because you’re smooth af

Ignis

  • You and Mother Ignis will be out and about looking for ingredients when it happens
  • You guys haven’t bought anything yet
  • “Hey, could you hold something for me?”
  • Iggy looks at you a bit suspicious because you aren’t holding anything
  • “Come on! Just hold out your hand.” He needs a bit of convincing
  • When he finally does agree, he holds out his hand while inspecting you carefully
  • You put your hand in his and give him a big smile
  • You can see the gears in his head working trying to process the situation
  • He walks around while holding your hand, he adjusts his glasses A LOT
  • Poor guy is trying to keep his composure and he’s failing. He’s fidgeting a lot and is he stuttering???
  • Needless to say, you had a hard time getting the shopping done because Ignis seems to have misplaced his shopping list (Spoiler alert: It was in his pocket all along)
  • When you guys arrive at the hotel he’s going to be all gentlemanly with the “Thank you for allowing me to escort you around Lestallum”
  • You’re like “WTH Iggy” and now you’re both laughing so hard that everyone’s looking at you both

Noctis

  • You guys are off scouting for Havens together when it happens
  • “I could’ve sworn that I saw it around here… meh, maybe the other group found it already.” You guys are walking the opposite direction of everyone and the sun’s going to start setting soon
  • You’re carrying a small bag of supplies
  • “Hey, could you hold something for me?”
  • Noct’s going to hold out his hand to you while he’s walking
  • When you place your hand, he’s going to stop midstep and he’s going to look at your hand then his hand
  • “I’M HOLDING HER HAND???”
  • He’s just going to be standing there for a solid minute or two trying to process what’s going on
  • When he turns to face you, his face is beet red
  • Here he goes with the awkward head scratching
  • Poor guy probably already died 5 times in his head
  • The rest of the walk is silent but he rubs his thumb on your hand a few times
  • The guys call him saying they found the camping spot and asks you guys to follow
  • You and him walk REALLY REALLY slow, taking the longest way possible
  • It’s night by the time you guys arrive and camp’s all set up
  • The guys exchange looks with each other as you guys arrive in camp still holding hands
  • “That was nice” he says before letting go of your hand
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Junkrat’s eyes are constantly unfocused from each other and really I think that’s beautiful

Important Announcement

So, I won’t be active properly until July. This month I have my final exams for high school (my bac) and I really shouldn’t have procrastinated a whole year lol. Oops. Anyway, I won’t be reblogging or posting anything (I will like things tho mostly from my phone from time to time and answer messages).

See you in July. 

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A good way to up your menswear game is to lose the belt and throw on some braces. A few things to consider first  have to do with the trousers, braces work best with mid to high rise inseam, anything below a 8" rise will look a little awkward. Keep in mind braces are meant to keep your trousers hanging at – or just above – your natural waist. The waist and thigh should be just a little loose, allowing the trousers to move and not pull excessively. Suspenders attached to overly slim pants are obviously non-functional and just look like an unnecessary fashion accessory. Another thing note is the debate over clip on and button, a typical think we hear is “never clip”. I however think they have their place, clips are great on a less dressy look, while buttons are a must on more formal clothing. Suspender buttons can be attached to most dress trousers, our tailor shop is stocked with these specific buttons and would be happy to sew them on to your favorite pants.

anonymous asked:

hi !!! so abt ur au w/ kent parson as kate parson, u tagged it as rule 63 and like idk if u kno this but stuff like rule 63 is pretty transphobic ?? because like it assumes to be a girl u have to have a set thing of qualities and vice-versa !!! i love ur art and i wasnt sure if u knew this or not

Hi,

I will answer you because you asked nicely, despite still being on anon. This is the picture you mean: 


Reasons I drew Kate Parson- 

It’s part of a bigger AU I want to write, where Jack only had relationships with girls all his life, and discovers he might not be straight when he starts being attracted to Bitty. So- girl Kent Parson (note that I didn’t say trans or cis, because those are characteristics, both are girls). In this story, I guess Kate Parson is cisgender- because there is a very precise exploration I want to make: how is the best hockey player going to react if they’re not treated like the men, how will her relationship with Jack change, how will their on and off affair work for the media, how will their competitive side change, etc etc. Hence, I wanted to draw this character, so I drew her.


Is it transphobic to change a male character to a female character-

Note that I didn’t say either trans or cis, again, because those are adjectives. Unless otherwise stated, any character can be cis, trans or non-binary. I know there is a problem with representation for transgender people, and there really should be more trans characters everywhere. 

But this is not what I was aiming to do with this picture (or the others I drew of the crew). I wanted to take a character who’s a cis male, and put them inside my reality- which is cis female - with all its limitations and realities. If I wanted to make them a trans character, the story would have shifted, because the problems and realities trans people face are not the same. It would be a good story to tell, but it was not the story I wanted to tell at this point. 

(If you want to see my trans Bitty headcanon, or the trans Jack one.)

So, in taking a character from a story I love, and making them closer to my reality, there was nothing against trans people, they’re just not mentioned, because that precise story is not about that. I wanted to tell a story about the things I know. I know what growing up a cis girl is.

(I know we’re talking about a picture, but a picture hints at a story, and this one hints at a bigger universe, one I haven’t had the time to write yet.)


Why tag it rule 63, etc

Tags are essential for communication, and an essential tool for tumblr. I know the origin of Rule 63 (from the Rules of the Internet) and that it means to “switch” the gender of a character. This definition, written a decade ago from people who didn’t have the vocabulary or even the knowledge we have about gender today, is, of course, incomplete. There are more than two genders, there is more than cisgender people.

But even if this definition is lacking, it is a term widely known and used, and something that people can look for, or block. 

I know that cis-swap is also used, but again, I don’t want to stop people from imagining characters as trans unless it’s explicit in the story.

I heard that spectrum-slide was also a thing, but I haven’t seen it used, and if it’s not used, tagging it like that will not help much the people who want to block it.


Things are grey

We’ve been communicating more than ever, and this is an excellent thing. People found like-minded people all over the globe, made connections, found words to describe themselves, which is, in my opinion, one of the best things that ever happened to the human race. We’ve been realising these last decades that people need protection, and that some habits ingrained in the world were hurtful.

But there is a counterpoint to that, and it’s the fact that, sometimes, when you fight for an ideology, you forget the human side. You start thinking in black and white, and forget that nothing is ever that simple. Everything is grey, everything is color, and by saying things like “your picture is transphobic” when it has nothing to do with trans people- neither in good or bad, just, nothing, is forgetting that there is intent behind art, and sometimes that intent is miles away from what you think it is. 


So, is my picture transphobic? After reading the intent behind it? After knowing that I thought long about it, after knowing that I’m fully aware of the trials and tribulations of the trans community because most of my social circle is composed of trans, non-binary and genderqueer people and I keep myself updated about their reality? 

I mean, I’ve been called transphobic for drawing a character that was inspired by one of my best friends mid-transition. I’ve been called homophobic for head-canoning a character as bisexual. I’ve been called racist because I didn’t draw a certain character during a certain week of the year. I know what to expect from the internet, at this point. 

But in the end, I know what I am, I know I do my best, and mostly, my soul is okay with the things I create, and if people read them in some other way, well, too bad. 


(Note that I will not answer messages over here and in my inbox because I know those discussions can turn. I just wanted to make a point, and maybe offer words to people who were looking for them. This is added to my other policy to never answer mean anon mail.)

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hong seol’s wardrobe appreciation: episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (1818) by Caspar David Friedrich, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Northern Germany. Friedrich (1774 - 1840) was a German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He’s best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic ruins. His primary interest was the contemplation of nature - his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey a subjective, emotional response to the natural world. His paintings characteristically set a human presence in diminished perspective amid expansive landscapes, reducing the figures to a scale that, according to the art historian Christopher John Murray, directs “the viewer’s gaze towards their metaphysical dimension”. 

Friedrich was born in the Pomeranian town of Greifswald at the Ostsee (Baltic Sea), where he began his art studies very young. He studied in Copenhagen, Denmark until 1798, before settling in Dresden, Germany. He came of age during a period when, across Europe, a growing disillusionment with materialistic society was giving rise to a new appreciation of spirituality. As Germany moved towards modernization in the late 1800′s, a new sense of urgency characterized its art, and his contemplative depictions of stillness came to be seen as the products of a bygone era. The early 1900′s brought a renewed appreciation of his work, beginning in 1906 with an exhibition of 32 of his paintings and sculptures in Berlin. By the 1920s his art had been discovered by the Expressionists; in the 1930s and early 40s Surrealists and Existentialists frequently drew ideas from his work. The rise of Nazism in the early 1930s again saw a resurgence in Friedrich’s popularity, but this was followed by a sharp decline as his paintings were, by association with the Nazi movement, interpreted as having a nationalistic aspect. It was not until the late 1970s that he regained his reputation as an icon of the German Romantic movement and a painter of international importance.

So I went to bed at 1:30 last night, and woke up at 3:40. I stayed awake the rest of the night, and had to take my last final at 9:45. After that, I spent three hours packing up everything in my apartment before driving for another 2 and a half. I was pretty worn out but then this guy ran up to meet me when I got home and made everything better.

anonymous asked:

what hair products do you use? such luscious hair cannot be just shampoo, condition and go

Seana Gorlick!!! She’s my groomer, they call her Seana the Sauna, she gets heated very quickly. 

Anyway, for years she tried very expensive products, heavy duty stuff, but I kept telling her I use hotel hand lotion in my hair! She didn’t believe me so she kept trying different things. Then she asked Chris McMillan who does Jennifer Aniston’s hair, “what do you do with curly hair?” and he said “nothing you cant do anything with it, just leave it”…Later that day he walks over and goes, honestly “I just use hand lotion”. 

Sauna comes to me and goes “this is the last thing I wanna say, but you’re totally right, I guess we’ll have to use hand lotion” The best one: trader joes -mid summer’s hand lotion, has to be heavy but still greasy, Im a real grease ball. 

a takeru headcanon dump to continue the set

prev.: [hikari] [daisuke] [miyako] [iori] [ken]

  • one of the best days of his life is when he’s in his mid-twenties/done growing and someone mistakes him for yamato’s twin instead of his younger sibling and he has never let yamato forget this
  • a huge pet peeve for him is the gritty realism trend in recent fiction. this comes up a lot when he majors in english and his peers have the attitude of “happy endings are for little kids/unrealistic”.
  • in classes where that’s prevalent, he tends to write mostly comedic pieces out of spite.
  • as of graduating college, takeru has still not managed to be in a long-term serious relationship despite several casual and/or short-lived ones. the other chosen children are kiiind of starting to wonder if he has commitment issues.
  • please give this boy therapy for his ptsd??? once digimon are a Known Thing and he can talk honestly about his experiences, so probably in high school or college
  • huge harry potter nerd but cannot decide which house he’d be in for the life of him. popular opinions from friends say hufflepuff but he’s got a good chunk of slytherin in him, he thinks.   
  • genuinely awful at math. he and daisuke - who’s gotta be decent with numbers if he starts his own business and is good with languages but is shit with literature - cram for high school entrance exams together to bring each other up in their weak subjects.   
  • the worst cook of the chosen. has actually burned water before. yamato likes to bring this up in response to the twins thing.
  • tried to pick up french once, both to get in touch with his mother’s family better and to impress girls, with heavily mixed results
  • is really good at balancing stacks of textbooks and soda bottles on his head, of all things. it being patamon’s perch of choice for years has given him plenty of practice.
  • all the stuff about takeru’s ~dark side~ coming out around the forces of darkness is all well and good but you have not truly seen Dark Takeru until you see him in the mornings before coffee. takeru does not exist as a person without his coffee.

wannabe - spice girls; barbie girl - aqua; hey ya - outkast; all star - smash mouth; drama queen (that girl) - lindsay lohan; baby one more time - britney spears; why not - hilary duff; that’s what girls do - no secrets; the hampster dance song - hampton the hampster; vacation - simple plan; dirty little secret - the all-american rejects; the sweet escape - gwen stefani ft. akon; he said she said - ashley tisdale; let’s get it started - black eyed peas; hips don’t lie - shakira; shake it - metro station; fergalicious - fergie; 4 minutes - madonna ft. justin timberlake; just dance - lady gaga; boom boom pow - black eyed peas; replay - sean kingston; i kissed a girl - katy perry; glamorous - fergie ft. ludacris; gives you hell - the all-american rejects; you belong with me - taylor swift; girlfriend - avril lavigne; 7 things - miley cyrus; hot n cold - katy perry; party in the usa - miley cyrus; down - jay sean ft. lil wayne; good girls go bad - cobra starship ft. leighton meester; i gotta feeling - black eyed peas; whatcha say - jason derulo; one time - justin bieber; tik tok - ke$ha; party rock anthem - lmfao

a collection of songs that make me go “OMG that used to be my jam!” nostalgia in a playlist basically

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