but i can't really make a funny comic about that can i

anonymous asked:

hello gin!!! your newest update for 'price of a soul' is amazing! can i ask you to talk about all this symbolism in the comic (and also why do you love to hurt us so much with it)

THIS QUESTION MAKES ME SO HAPPY  I’M SCREAMING THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST ANON (actually thank you everyone for your kind asks about TPOAS… THEY ARE THE FIRE IN MY VEINS THANK YOU)

I think the most important thing I wanted to work on this comic is how it is told from Tamashi’s eyes. That’s how I decided to build the characters through the story, for example, what Tamashi sees most is Allen’s face, honest, straightforward, kind, sweet, smiling, always open and welcoming: 

Whereas he doesn’t see Kanda’s face, Kanda is always turned to him. And when he does, it’s from an low angle:

I had fun thinking it would be important that we, as Tamashi, know of Kanda what he does: Kanda is the father he doesn’t know anything of. Intimidating, scary, tall, unreachable, always with his back turned on him. (With his back turned to him, but I guess you wouldn’t offer your back to an enemy). I aim to, gradually, expose Kanda’s features as Tamashi grows confident, making him look more human and less of a jerk than what he does now (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

Also have you noticed how everyone bends forward to talk to Tamashi? Or squats down to be at his level? So Tamashi can stare directly at them. It’s a very simple gesture but it’s one that says I’m reducing my world to your perspective because you are as important, which Kanda never does.

The first time I read DGM i had to go through the Alma arc three times to made sure I fully understood Kanda (I keep thinking there are hints of his personality I keep missing, as I do with Allen… DGM is such an amazing artwork) so when I thought of him for this story I wanted to be very careful building the conceptualism around a character that has never forgiven himself and doesn’t want redemption. Can you imagine, you spend your life trying to fulfill a promise of love and then you find out -because you slipped once, only once, you are as human as the rest even if it might not seem so-, that you have a kid you never intended on having, even less with someone you’ll never love maybe not even remember, who kinda looks like Alma when they were kids, who is called Tamashi, who, surprise, is there to bite him in his ass. Tamashi is the perspective of a future Kanda never allowed himself to have and now he’s forced to deal with it (ノ≧∀≦)ノ Good thing Allen is here to be the bridge between present Kanda and past Kanda, Allen you angel  (//▽//)ゞ So, basically, what we see of Kanda is an unforgiving Kanda, intimidating, pretending to not mind when he so clearly does (in the last update with Tamashi sleeping outside of Kanda’s room he spends there looking at the boy how long? Five minutes? Ten? He didn’t awoke Tamashi either, just lets him be. He’s trying to make his way out of this without a fuss but OH YOU WON’T BE SO LUCKY KANDA The denial Is Strong). 

Oh! Also I was very careful with colors and including some… … … … little details (୨୧ ❛ᴗ❛)✧ 

Both panels with the flowers are very important…! they are different types of flowers in different palettes… Allen’s one are somewhat fresh and rainy, so springy, whereas Kanda’s seem to be floating on an abandoned place… Pretty, but isolated (•̀௰•́ ) This is funny because oH WELL SPOILER I GUESS / CRASHES THROUGH THE WINDOW AND FLIES INTO THE SUN

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS ASK REALLY!! 

anonymous asked:

isnt tony stark in civil war (616) really ooc? bc i can't really reconcile his actions (completely fucked up) with who he is in the iron man comics

aaaaaaaahhh yes 616 civil war, the eternal weight i carry on my worn out tony stark-obsessed shoulders

it’s a funny story anon

i was literally reading iron man: beneath the armor by andy mangels the other day, which basically lays out iron man history, and civil war is actually hilarious

you see, at one point in the planning process, tony was literally gonna be on the side you now know as steve’s, and steve was gonna be on the side we all now know as tony’s, but then they switched it, and that alone tells you how Legit the whole business was

the other good part is that tony’s character actually wasn’t there yet, you know, mentally or emotionally or ideologically in any level prepped for the civil war by the time the actual civil war books started coming out. so marvel hired a couple of writers specifically so that they could bridge that gap and bring tony to the civil war point. when civil war was already a thing

omfG WAIT THERE IS MORE 

mark millar did not actually care about developing much of tony’s emotional arc beyond the immediately obvious stuff so bendis was the one who literally had to reconcile EVERYTHING in a single issue called “the confession” which is basically tony monologuing to steve’s dead body and like actually laying out emotional groundwork that explained what he was doing, and that only came out at the very tail end of the event. along with another one-shot, “casualties of war,” that also attempts to explain things, and the final issue of the “front line” series which i’m pretty convinced literally nobody read

note how?? the actual explanations for literally everything tony was doing only actually come to light at the very end of the event, in books that only the seriously tony-invested people cared to read lmao

THERE’S MORE THERE’S MORE

LITERAL HUNDREDS OF TIE IN AND RELATED ISSUES!! ACTUAL HUNDREDS LIKE AN ACTUAL TRUCK LOAD OF WRITERS WRITING CONTRADICTORY TONY (AND STEVE) STUFF WITH THE SINGLE PURPOSE OF PROPELLING THE STORY ARCS IN THEIR OWN BOOKS

listen

tony leans utilitarian. this is true. civil war was basically a literal cheap excuse to pit heroes against heroes lmao a character study of what happens when tony goes FULL utilitarian. it literally does not matter what he’s doing like he could have easily been fighting for the other side if writers had tweaked the circumstances to make the other side be the thing that wins out tony’s moral calculus. how do i know this!! because this year apparently we’ll have aN ACTUAL COMICS CIVIL WAR 2 EVENT WHERE TONY WILL BE SIDING AGAINST THE POLICING OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY FUCKED UP BUT MAY FUCK UP IN THE FUTURE LMFAO and better yet, the Canonical Iron Man Event which was used to justify tony’s “do whatever it takes!” civil war 1 behavior was the original armor wars event from iron man vol. 1, which is absolutely hilarious to me because armor wars is the event where iron man literally went rogue to ditch government regulation in the process of retrieving his technology lmfaO 

 BUT LOOK

i do like civil war

i mean i do like the tony stark-centric civil war timeline that i choose to follow within the broader event that absolutely does not always cohere 

i mean it was definitely a different thing and it hurt like Fuck and yes, reading what i’ve read, what tony did actually came to make sense to me and i could reconcile it etc, but then there’s also the fact that i am a Dynamic sort of reader, you know, i am fully capable of realizing these cw circumstances were deliberately crafted by writers who wanted hero vs hero cage fighting and i don’t go around pointing to Specific civil war circumstances and taking them as characterizations cornerstones for tony, or steve, or anyone, i mean, what you should take away from this whole thing is NOT the specific political alignments and shit, you just gotta distill the personality traits reflected there and Go With It. civil war is not a Proof 616 Tony Is Pro- or Anti-Whatever arc, civil war is a Proof Tony Stark Will Not Only Risk His Life, But He Will Also Tarnish Himself And Sell Himself Out And His Principles Hardcore If You As A Writer Make The Conscious Decision To Push Him To The Edge Of The Fucking Abyss And He Thinks He’s Gonna Be Saving More People Than He Will Be Hurting arc

here’s the thing about civil war though, IT SOLD

AND EVER SINCE THEN, WRITERS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO RECREATE THAT

AND THERE’S REALLY ONLY SO MANY TIMES YOU CAN HAVE TONY ~HAVING~ TO CHOOSE THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS AND ~SUFFER~ AS A RESULT OF THE ~INEVITABLY~ MORALLY GRAY PATH HE IS ~OBLIGATED~ TO FOLLOW BECAUSE ~REASONS~, before it gets absolutely ridiculous and people start losing sight of the fact that tony does, you know, have principles and shit, YOU KNOW, HE ORIGINALLY BASED THE IRON MAN PERSONA ON CHIVALRIC HONOR CODES AND ALL OF THAT AND STUFF LIKE ARMOR WARS AND EVEN CIVIL WAR WERE ONLY DIFFERENT AND COMPELLING IN THAT THEY CREATED PATHOS BY REMOVING TONY FROM HIS COMFORT ZONE AND BY HAVING HIM ACT IN WAYS THAT HURT HIMSELF BECAUSE HE FELT LIKE HE NEEDED TO AND NOT BECAUSE GRAY MORALITY IS HIS DEFAULT

anyway

don’t worry. you’re not alone in your concerns

Pictures (Starmora)

Based on this picture! Special thanks to @luthientinuviiels, because without their post I never would have had this idea!

WARNINGS: Nothing really. A kind of dick joke. One damn. Mostly it’s just fluff and Peter being adorably in love.

I haven’t had time to write fanfic in months, so please send requests! I would love to write more.

Enjoy!

It was something Peter had noticed his classmates on Earth do when he was younger. One time, a girl in his third grade class (Ella? Eve? Something like that.) had handed him a folded up note, before running away giggling. Peter remembered opening that note and seeing a heart with “P + E” written inside it. He’d thrown that note away when he’d gotten home, and he hadn’t thought of it since.
Or at least, until that morning, when he caught himself absentmindedly doodling small hearts all over Gamora’s picture.
He jerked his hand back quickly, looking around to make sure no one else was in the room. For the teams six month anniversary, he’d decided to frame a small picture he had of each of them with a song title underneath it. He found the only picture of Gamora they had, where she was smiling slightly at someone just outside of the frame. Seeing her smile always made his stomach feel tight.
Quill had been adding a small ribbon in the same color as her hair to the edge of the frame when Groot walked in, a pack of colorful pens in his hand.

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anonymous asked:

oh god sorry but that's a clusterfuck of promo video, we have a new jenny klein in the writers team reducing dean to a gross frat boy, and as a dean fan i'm seeing red, if the whole episode is like that they're making a disservice to dean's character, can't they go for intelligent humor instead of dumbing down characters for comic relief?

I think… that’s actually the point of this episode though? The entire conceit of it is that THERE IS CLEARLY SOMETHING WRONG WITH DEAN HERE.

He’s under a curse? That is making him act this way? And that is literally the point?

And I really, really, REALLY don’t think the point of it is for “comic relief.” This is gonna hurt like hell.

Dean is losing himself, his memories, and it’s not “funny” at all.

I was talking with *spends five minutes trying to remember who I talked about this with and of course it’s lizbob…* So anyway we were saying that it seems like this is the first time Sam’s seen Dean since the previous night (we saw in one of the other promos that he gets blasted with a weird light in the woods, and then wakes up curled around a bunny… still in the woods). Sam finds him in a diner where he’s gorging himself on TWO huge plates of waffles with syrup and whipped cream and chocolate and berries and… wow that’s weird even for DEAN.

And Dean seems REALLY out of it. Really kind of… uncaring. Forgetful. And Sam’s first thought is that Dean went on a bender, got drunk, and passed out ~somewhere~ and that he might STILL be drunk…

Because that’s Sam’s read of “performing Dean.” Not that he’d actually been snoozing in the woods curled up with a bunny rabbit after being CURSED BY A WITCH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

THIS IS SAM’S FIRST ASSUMPTION of what’s “wrong” with Dean.

Especially since they seem to be working a case involving ~weird circumstances~ like this. And when Dean normally realizes his phone is broken, his first thing he usually does is find another means to contact Sam… NOT TO GO TO SOME DINER AND GORGE HIMSELF ON SUGARY PILES OF WAFFLES.

(have I mentioned that waffles have a similar standing to El Sol beer in the visual language of the show, in that they are sort of a PG rated version of DECEPTION? Whenever you see waffles on spn, LOOK FOR THE LIES! Just like when you see El Sol).

no really I have a list of every waffle ever on this damn show:

http://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/156133372175/have-we-ever-seen-waffles-on-the-show-outside-of 

They are a red flag that THIS IS NOT AS IT SEEMS! YOU ARE BEING TRICKED SOMEHOW! PAY ATTENTION HERE!

And I think the trick this time is SAM’S MISUNDERSTANDING OF DEAN ON A FUNDAMENTAL LEVEL.

Sam has always, as much as Dean could manage, received a Sanitized for Sammy version of the truth. Think 9.07 and “the story became the story.” Sam sees Dean’s swagger and his performing mask and STILL believes that it’s at least a LITTLE bit true to Dean’s personality.

Heck he’s so wrong.

But Dean has worked his entire life to maintain that mask for Sam, like a PARENT would hold that mask up for a child, because that’s what parents DO for their kids. They protect them from the harsh realities of the world. They tell them placating lies. They try to let their kids just be kids… (and no, I’m not saying this is a healthy thing to do, but the shit that Dean had to keep from Sam when they were kids– often on John’s orders, such as don’t tell Sammy about the hunting– when DEAN WAS ALSO JUST A CHILD HIMSELF… I mean there are miles of essays written about this stuff… )

And I watched that promo and thought, WTF SAMMY HOW CAN YOU NOT SEE SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY NOT RIGHT WITH DEAN? And Sam just sat there befuddled and assumed Dean was “still drunk.”

I think this is going to be an excellent way to shine a little bit more light through the cracks in the codependency. Not only is Sam going to be confronted with the horrific truth of Dean’s situation (that he’s not drunk and fucking off on the job, but LITERALLY A VICTIM OF THE MotW), but his own long-held misperceptions of who Dean truly is as a person, and how hard he works to keep that mask in place.

Not to mention the fact that with Dean’s memory loss and seeming childishness here, SAM is going to be forced into the role of “parent” or “caretaker” in ways that even Dean’s PHYSICAL regression to 14 or so in 10.12 didn’t even come CLOSE to touching on. Because this isn’t a physical regression. This is gonna HURT.

Also, remember that we don’t actually have any context for this scene yet, aside from trying to piece it together with little hits from other promos, interviews, and our own meta theories.

tl;dr? THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING INTENDED TO BE FUNNY IN THIS PROMO VIDEO. EVERYTHING HAPPENING HERE IS A SYMPTOM OF THE CURSE DEAN’S BEEN SUBJECTED TO AND SAM HASN’T EVEN NOTICED IT YET BECAUSE DEAN SPENT HIS LIFE BUILDING THIS “STORY THAT BECAME THE STORY” TO PROTECT SAM AND NOW IT’S COMING BACK TO BITE THEM BOTH IN THE ASS. AND IT’S GOT BIG POINTY TEETH.

Ways to Cheer Yourself Up (When wanting to be alone) - 50 top things to do
  • 1. Go ON Tumblr, believe it or not, we don't care where you're from, what you do, how you're being you, as long as you are being you, you're pretty much welcomed on here. That's why i love it. Unless of course you are homophobic or judgemental or ignorant - then the people will speak for themselves, we look out for each other here.
  • 2. Read Books; escapism is a wonderful thing
  • 3. Listen to music; and no - not the sad, 'ALL BY MYSELF' type music, but the kickass songs like 'I will Survive' or 'Loser Like Me' just celebrate yourself for being awesome, because we know you are; even if others don't; especially then actually.
  • 4. Become your own superhero. Every single one of you have a talent or a dream. Follow up on that talent/dream. YOU ARE WORTH IT, and you can be whoever you want to be.
  • 5. DISNEY MOVIES. Unless you absolutely hate bursting out into song - better cut of highschool musical and glee while were at this, then Disney is the best pick me up ever.
  • 6. Watch your favourite TV shows. Remind yourself why life can be awesome. Watching your fav characters usually means you can relate to them.
  • 7. Go on walks - it's very pretty outside, and sometimes our heads can be overloaded with information or stress, I advise calming music and a nice walk outside in comfortable clothes.
  • 8. Have a diary. A friend of mine recently bought me one, and it's a godsend because all the anger, or emotions I feel, I try to put in the diary rather than putting it out on others. It also calms you down. I feel better when I write.
  • 9. Speaking of writing...if you enjoy it- WRITE. Writing is a wonderful way to escape. You can put all your emotions into your characters and they just come to life. I tend to do that when I'm stressed.
  • 10. If writing is not your thing then bake. I've actually ironically read in a fan fiction where a character would bake when stressed and try out new recipes, this character tried making butterbeer; maybe be adventurous; have a food blog or something to keep you occupied.
  • 11. Be With Your Pets - Pets are loyal creatures, and they love you, even when you're being a pain in the ass, and I hear they're very good listeners.
  • 12. Now I don't know about you, but I LOVE Musicals. If you are a musical fanatic like me and you're feeling a little down, my dears; listen to those awesome voices, because sometimes we just - need - a break (Also, if you haven't watched RENT, watch it - NODAYBUT TODAY...or Starkid...Starkid make the most funniest musical parodies, even if you don't like musicals I suggest it, and if you're not enjoying their YouTube Channel, then I'll eat my own hat).
  • 13. ASK ME ANYTHING. If you really want to talk to somebody but you don't want to talk to people you know and you just want to get things out, my ASK box is always open.
  • 14. Find a hobby. If you don't really want to talk to anybody, that's okay, sometimes we need to just have some 'me time'. In my me times, I usually deactivate from Facebook, and just focus on things that make me happy. Like; Puzzles, Sudoku, Games, writing, cooking, singing, whatever it is...travelling even. Enjoy yourself.
  • 15. Travel. Maybe being stuck in the same place is the problem, maybe you're head wants to be in a place where it can ACTUALLY THINK.
  • 16. Go Hiking. I suppose Hiking is similar to walking but if you're an outdoor person, this is a great way to clear your head and to feel fresh.
  • 17. Hit The Gym. Or even do your own exercises. I like to walk - do crunches, and I love Zumba. I love dancing. If you love being active, this is also another way to clear your mind from negative things.
  • 18. GO SEE A MOVIE!!! When was the last time you had fun? Even if it's just by yourself. You're allowed to treat yourself. Go, enjoy, be surrounded by people, even if they're strangers.
  • 19. If you like coffee, treat yourself for one at a local cafe. Who knows, you might meet your coffee soulmate in a cafe one day.
  • 20. STOP thinking Negative. Have a Pros/Cons List. Try not to outweight the Pros list with the Cons. Please?
  • You are good enough.
  • 21. Write down a bucket List, and start ticking them off. Having goals and dreams is healthy. If you have dreams, then you have a direction of where you're going.
  • 22. Get help. It's okay, if you're head is in a really bad place to reach out to people. It really is okay.
  • 23. Help others. If you're not sure what to do with yourself at all, be useful to other people less fortunate than you. Volunteer! Work with Charity, Feed the homeless, help the guide dogs association.
  • 24. Smile more. It looks good on you, believe me. Spend time with your guilty pleasures, my guilty pleasure is binge watching glee
  • 25. Please DO NOT go to a pub to drink to ease your mind, if you are going to do that, do it with a friend, or somebody close.
  • 26. Eat Chocolate. Okay yes while society says NO DON'T EAT THE FATTY FOOD. Hey; screw them. If you feel better eating a bit of junk go for it. There's nothing wrong with eating a whole pizza or tub of ben and jerry ice cream when feeling upset - just try not to make TOO much of a habit : p
  • 27. REBLOG YOUR FOLLOWERS POSTS, you might be surprised that you aren't the only one feeling the way you're feeling, you might be surprised by how much you're forgetting that hey - it's gonna be alright.
  • 28. Do something nice for your neighbour. Ah who knows, have you ever actually talked to them? Maybe they might be lonely too.
  • 29. Have a GAMES Night. A very good friend of mine loves Games. If You LOVE Games, then hell have a marathon of them. Play the sims, be in control.
  • 30. Speaking of marathons...dun dun dun - MOVIE MARATHON, I Don't Know About You Guys, But Having A Harry Potter Movie Marathon always cheers me Up. WITH FOOD Of course, and good company, but this is about cheering yourself up, so if you don't want company, that's okay.
  • 31. Draw. I love drawing too. I suppose I'm more of the creative person. There are a lot of different types of people out there, maybe you like solving things - do those fancy cube things Idk what they're called. If you are like my brother and you love Maths, then maybe you can tutor someone. On one hand you're helping someone, and doing something you like doing, just like I'm drawing because I like drawing.
  • 32.Be with kids. believe it or not, kids are the most innocent little munchkins, and they honestly don't care what you look like, if you play hide and seek with them they'll be thrilled, so long as you're nice to them, they're generally nice to you... but be warned, they tell it how it is too. I talk a bit different. The most popular thing they've said to me was "Is that why you talk funny, because of the things in your teeth?" (They've also never really seen braces before) I even had one kid determined to get me to sing 'Everything is awesome' I'll never forget that because this kid clearly didn't care how I sounded, and just wanted me to sing with her. I felt great.
  • 33. If you're into Fairy Tales, Please Please Read Chris Colfer's The Land Of Stories series 1-4. It's an amazing series, and you almost forget what world you're in once you start reading. Plus, there's more coming (I'm a little excited)
  • 34. Watch Pixar Movies. You can't go wrong.
  • 35. GO TO HOGWARTS. Harry Potter Fan? Visit - Platform 9 3/4s in London, or go to the Harry Potter World, or if you can't actually visit these sites, go on Pottermore.
  • 36. Read Fan Fiction, you might not be a harry potter fan, but whatever fandom you are in, believe me sometimes Fan Fictfion Cheer me up. I adore Glee *Don't Judge Me* and Dalton is the best thing ever. Or Little Numbers...or Both. They cheer me up big time.
  • 37. Role play. If you like superheroes or characters, go be with the crowd. I believe they have events like Comic Con, and on Facebook they even have Events for such things, go be with strangers! So long as it's safe of course.
  • 38. Write a letter to the person who inspires you most and send it. You might be surprised by an answer.
  • 39. Pick up your instrument. Don't ignore your musical talent if you do have a musical talent. Remember, you're worth it. I don't care what you've done. Pick, It Up.
  • 40. Maybe go visit your family? I know this is about 'quality me time' but if you haven't seen your family in such a long time or are at a distance. Maybe being surrounded by something familiar is what you need.
  • 41. Change Careers. If you're not enjoying what you're doing or studying, change it. I remember in highschool a teacher said you might change your job 10 - 12 times before getting it right. It'okay, you just haven't found where you're meant to be yet.
  • 42. Enter a competition - Who knows what will come from it, take risks.
  • 43. If you're a risk-taker, challenge yourself. IDK how you're going to do that, but google has some pretty good answers. Even ask your tumblr followers, they follow you for a reason after all.
  • 44. Go on a boat. Go Fishing! I don't know, it's not my thing, but if you like fishing, then hell - go out there and fish.
  • 45. Find time for yourself, are you working too much? Maybe you are working too much. You know life doesn't stop for nobody, and if you keep pushing yourself so hard, time will go so fast and you won't realise how much of that time you could have spent on your own self.
  • The world is not going to end if you treat yourself.
  • 46. You ARE Good Enough. Listen to my words. Sometimes encouragement is all we need, when people feel hopeless, or like everything's gone wrong. It's gonna be okay. I promise, just hang in there.
  • 47. Write Down Quotes that Inspire You. I have a wall of these, and of people that inspire me too, and it reminds me of the good things in life when I'm in a crappy mood.
  • 48. Find something to do. If you're not doing anything, go take up a course, research things that interest you, you might be surprised by what comes from it. Join a community that enjoys doing things you do.
  • 49. Go To The Beach - If you live in Australia like me, visiting the beach is actually really calming and me and my best friend always would go on a random drive, and drive up to a beach or a look out, and it was always calming. Enchanting too sometimes. Maybe we forget about the place we live in, and what's exciting about the place. If you're in New York, visit Broadway or The Statue Of Liberty, or if you're in London, go to the London Bridge, or the Eye, visit the Eiffel Tower if you're in Paris...just go Anywhere.
  • 50. Take a random journey. Go on a train to somewhere new, go on a road trip. You never know what's around the corner.

anonymous asked:

this band loves louis so much. i mean liam loves him, harry loves him, niall CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT him and just adores louis. this is so wonderful and louis is such a leader for them.

LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW ALL OF ONE DIRECTION LOVES LOUIS TOMLINSON I LOVE THIS TOPIC

alright first up let’s have niall

niall thinks louis is the funniest god damn person in the world you know how niall tweeted something about louis saying something really funny or being really funny like 10 years ago?? I would bet you $100 louis said ‘what’s up’ or something like not even remotely FUNNY AT ALL and niall just sat there and cACKLED louis breathes and niall applauds and raves about him being the next great stand up comic no question (x) (x) (x)

100% guarantee he went home and wrote about that in his diary 'louis said he enjoyed my story dear diary i feel like i am made of sunshine and flowers and unicorns is this what harry feels like all the time’ (x)

and niall just does wHATEVER louis wants like sure louis i’ll plop down on the dirty concrete because you came up with this idea where we can only pass the football around with our heads and instead of forfeiting i’ll jUST THROW MYSELF ON THE GROUND BECAUSE I KNOW YOU’RE COUNTING HOW MANY TIMES WE CAN KEEP THE BALL GOING BACK AND FORTH AND I DON’T WANT TO DISAPPOINT YOU (x)

OR HEY LET ME GO AHEAD AND GIVE YOU MY JACKET EVEN THOUGH I AM SICK AND IT IS FREEZING ON STAGE AND YOU’RE THE SMART ONE THAT DECIDED TO GET CHANGED INTO A TANK TOP BUT NOPE I CAN’T HAVE MY LOUIS FREEZING NOPE NOPE NOPE (x)

look how much he loves louis like louis is just walking over and niall is like nOPE MAN YOU ARE GETTING A HUG OKAY I JUST WANTED TO REMIND YOU I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH A LOT (x)

AND HERE WE HAVE HIM PRACTICALLY TRYING TO HOLD LOUIS’ HAND (x)

or you know if not a hand hold let’s go for a nice little twirl (x)

okay there are many more examples but let’s end on some nice nouis hugs (x)

AND NOW WE ARE ONTO LIMA BEAN

okay we’re going to have to take a second to watch these videos real quick

aLL HANDS ON DECK /LITERALLY/

okay this is just the greatest lOOK AT HOW HAPPY THEY BOTH ARE

LIAM APOLOGIZES FOR HAVING TOO MUCH FUN WITH LOUIS 

 LOUIS @LIAM “YOU ARE A CHEEKY SHIT” YEAH YOU’RE ONE TO TALK YOU MENACE 

but it’s okay that louis is a menace because liam gives it right back (x)

and he loves it when louis causes trouble

like that is right after louis literally shoved liam right out of an interview lOOK AT LIAM’S SMILE 'OH MY GOD LOUEEH YOU ARE SO FUNNEH’ (x)

YOU JUST NEEDED MORE LOUIS MAKING LIAM LAUGH IN YOUR LIFE OKAY (x) (x)

LIAM SUPPORTING LOUIS ON THE FIELD (x, x)

LIAM LETTING LOUIS PUT WATER INTO HIS SNAPBACK EVEN THOUGH IT WOULD RUIN HIS HAT BUT HE DOES IT ANYWAY BECAUSE THE TOMMO ALWAYS GETS HIS WAY (x)

OR HERE WE HAVE LIAM TRYING TO FIT LOUIS UNDERNEATH HIS ARM TO WARM HIM UP BECAUSE LOUIS IS COLD I AM SURPRISED LIAM JUST DIDN’T STRIP OFF ALL OF HIS CLOTHING ON STAGE TO HAND IT TO LOUIS BECAUSE LOUIS CAN NOT BE COLD THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE (x)

THEY ARE SO TACTILE & GENTLE IT’S RIDICULOUS (x) (x) (x)

BUT THEN THEY WRESTLE AND HAVE FUN AND TRY AND KILL EACH OTHER WITH WATER BOTTLES FOR 89.99999% OF THE CONCERT GOD THEY ARE GREAT AREN’T THEY (x)

AND FOR OUR FINAL LILO MOMENT OF THE DAY (x)

and…. now….. for the one who loves louis most of all i’m not even going to comment because this speaks for itself it would take me 10 years to even cover .0000000001% of harry’s love but I’ll give you .00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of it (x, xx, x, x, xx, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x)

anonymous asked:

As an avid McHanzo shipper, please: hold off on drawing them. I love them, maybe most of all the mlm ships, but they're everywhere, every style, and it's just a sea. RoadRat I've come to specifically associate with you, and your style, and your au, and it's become extremely relatable (unlike McH), and beautiful, and not over saturated. I can't tell you how wonderful your art is and how much it connects on a warm, beautiful, personal level. There's nothing else like it in the whole fandom. ❤️

first of all, thank you!!! your words are really sweet and encouraging!!! :’)

the rest of this reply came out more long than i expected but i would appreciate if all of you take a moment to read it ❤️

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Gamer's vs. Jocks
  • Gamer: Do you seriously enjoy watching this stuff?
  • Jock: Yup, sports are fun.
  • Gamer: But there's no action.
  • Jock: Sports are all action, dude.
  • Gamer: Yeah, but where's all the space marines? Where are the princesses to save? Are there any zombies to massacre? Can you even level up? I can't wrap my brain around this madness.
  • Jock: Do you love being the most irritating person on the face of the earth?
  • Gamer: I'm just trying to bond with you!
  • Jock: Yeah, I get that, but I play games too, man. It's really not that special anymore. Everyone does it.
  • Gamer: I mean, yeah, but have you faced off against the covenant on an epic ring planet? Have you fought bare fisted with a super mutant in the Nevada wasteland? Have battled an epic underwater behemoth just to save a little girl with mutant powers? Have you teamed up with five other heroes in order to transport a-
  • Jock: Dude, I fucking get it. You play video games. You're just straight up referencing some of the most popular video games out there at the moment and you're not impressing me. Now will you shut the fuck up. This Parcheesi match is finally getting good and I'd like to actually watch instead it instead of listening to ramble off Buzzfeed's top ten best video game list.
  • Gamer: *internally* Dammit, video games don't capture his attention like they used to. I need to find something new to impress him with or he won't bother hanging out with me anymore.
  • *weeks later*
  • Jock: *casually skinning potatoes in his kitchen*
  • Gamer: *falls through the ceiling, wheezing* Hey, man.
  • Jock: Holy shit, dude! Are you okay?
  • Gamer: *coughs up dust* I'm fine. Great even.
  • Jock: You're so pale, dude. You look like you're dying. Oh my god, there's stuff growing on you.
  • Gamer: Those are mushrooms.
  • Jock: Jesus, we need to call someone!
  • Gamer: No, don't. It's my new hobby. I'm a mushroom collector now. It got kind of out of hand. *coughs up spores* But, I'm fine.
  • Jock: I'm calling an ambulance.
  • Gamer: No, stop! *grabs onto the jock's legs*
  • Jock: *shakes him off*
  • Gamer: *hand flies off*
  • Jock: What the fuck!?
  • Gamer: Oh, no! How am I going to game now?
  • Jock: What did you do to yourself?
  • Gamer: Alright, I ate some really weird mushrooms I ordered online.
  • Jock: Why the hell would you do that?
  • Gamer: I wanted to impress you by making think I was into drugs since you don't think video games are cool anymore.
  • Jock: Why the hell would you think doing drugs would impress me?
  • Gamer: I don't know. Aren't like all jocks and extroverts into drugs and stuff?
  • Jock: Fuck no! What the hell is wrong with you? I'm not even a jock. I just like watching sports every now and then. You have all these weird beliefs about how people function and it all comes from video games and comics and movies. Have you ever had a single realistic thought in your life? This is why our relationship isn't working out. You think everything works like a goddamn cartoon and blah blah blah blah...
  • Gamer: *internally* God, I've gotten myself into a bad situation. I wonder what Adam Jensen from Deus Ex: Revolution would do in this situation? Or Samus from Metroid? Or Sans from Undertale? Or... uhh... Dark Souls guy?
  • Jock: Are you listening to me!?
  • Gamer: Huh, what?
  • Jock: I said that I'm breaking up with you.
  • Gamer: No, you can't! We still haven't leveled up into marriage.
  • Jock: You're the worst boyfriend ever and possibly the dumbest person ever too. You can stay here and enjoy your mushrooms or video games or whatever. I'm leaving, and don't bother calling me. *storms out of the kitchen angrily*
  • Gamer: Wait, before you go you should actually call an ambulance! I can't walk because my legs became a very heavy chitinous substance.
  • Gamer: Hello, are you there?
  • Gamer: You're not really going to leave me here, are you?
  • Gamer: ...Dude?
  • *later*
  • Gamer: *his body is covered entirely in mushrooms. he has been converted into nothing more than a chitinous food source for budding mushroom children which now infest the once vibrant kitchen of this poor gay couple. let this be a cautionary tale for all of you drug doers out there. the deep web is real and dangerous. don't order strange drugs from off the internet. you'll go to hell before you die. i know this is more serious than the typical funny-relatable post, but i believe this is an important message. thank you for reading this very special update and please stick around for us for future developments.*

sooooooo i saw wendy & peter pan done by the royal shakespeare company last night and oh my god. oh my god. oh my god? oh my gOD

  • first thing’s first: it’s called WENDY & peter pan, not peter pan & wendy, because wendy fucking ran this shit 
  • it was literally a feminist retelling of peter pan 
  • complete with a scene in which wendy’s talking to tink and tiger lily and she’s like “stop stop stop this is so stupid all the boys get to be friends and play games but we all hate each other, i’m DONE, be my friends and help me fight pirates” and tink and tiger were like “okay great let’s go” i was SO HAPPY
  • also there are lost girls, but they got sick of peter telling them to be mothers to they ditched him and went to live in the forest together. you read that right. all-girl community in the forest. wow 
  • tinker bell was a fat, fabulous girl with a cockney accent. i will never get over it she was incredible 
  • there was also a subplot where smee just really wanted him and hook to settle down somewhere comfortable and grow old together
  • i understand that you might think i got that from subtext but he literally talks about them a) retiring to a desert island together b) living together in a cottage and c) paint swatches AND THEN there’s a scene where hook’s talking about wendy/peter and he’s like I WISH SOMEONE FELT THAT WAY ABOUT ME and smee’s like “someone does. IT’S ME” but because of the whole it’s me/smee thing it all gets confused and oh my god i was crying 
  • smee throws himself in front of a sword to protect hook, dies, FLIES AWAY BECAUSE PROTECTING HOOK IS HIS HAPPY THOUGHT, then yells “I’LL PITCH THE TENT, CAPTAIN” as he ascends to heaven and hook goes “oh smee….i NEVER KNEW!!!!!” i'm 
  • peter/wendy is an actual thing in that they have a big old long kiss towards the end ((i literally stopped breathing) but it follows the traditional route in that they kiss and peter’s like WHOA THIS IS ALL PRETEND RIGHT HAHA YOU’RE SO FUNNY MUM and wendy was just like ffs 
  • wendy was amazing, literally amazing, her comic timing was PERFECT, we were literally picking ourselves up off the floor, she was HYSTERICALLY funny 
  • the whole thing was hysterically funny actually people (adults. adults supervising children) were cackling out loud all the way through 
  • and there was this one scene after hook has groomed wendy a bit (i’m serious) and she’s wearing this big blue dress and a tiara and talking to this pirate called martin (who was supposed to be a lost boy but bumped into the pirates first) and she’s DRUNK ON PIRATE GROG and rambling about her feelings for peter and she was like 
  • “he makes me feel…..WARM…..and his face.. and his…. EYEBROWS…… and the way he’s all like …….. …. WENDAAAAAAY” omg i thought i was going to die it doesn’t sound funny but shE WAS SOOOO FUNNY
  • and one bit peter just….starts pretending to be a monkey at her and she’s like “peter…what are you doing” and he’s like OOH OOH AHH AHH and she’s like “why are–” and he’s like OOHA AAHAH OH OH OH being a monkey and eventually she just kinda goes “….ooh” and then they’re both pretending to be monkeys for no reason 
  • it sounds so dumb but oh my god it was hilarious
  • THE WHOLE THING WAS AMAZING I HAD A STITCH FROM LAUGHING
  • except at THE END which was really fucking sad because the play started with a FOURTH darling child (tom) dying of something, and then the kids go to neverland a year later because their family is very sad and wendy hears peter say something about lost boys and she’s like WE LOST A BOY!!! YOU HAVE TOM??? LET’S GO!!!! and they all go to neverland to bring him back and fix their family 
  • and long story short stars are all dead children and they shimmer because they’re made of the tears their mothers shed over them and they’re up there to watch over their families, and when their families feel at least one moment of pure happiness the dead children can stop being stars and be young forever in neverland
  • so basically what you expect to happen happens and i was crying so hard hahahahah it wasn’t funny at all, the opposite of funny
  • (the theatre was sooooo quiet but it was the kind of quiet of 100+ adults desperately trying not to sniffle) 
  • oh and if we’re talking Sudden Changes Of Tone And Sadness, when tom got ill at the beginning they called “the doctor” and he came in in this really surreal scene and he had a weird coat and a top hat and he moved like a dancer AND THEN HE SHOWED UP AGAIN /AS THE CROCODILE/ THE CROCODILE WAS A HUMAN, THE CROCODILE AND THE DOCTOR ARE THE SAME GUY 
  • THEY’RE DEATH!!!!! DEATH HIMSELF WAS IN THIS PLAY
  • and he was super fucking hot i’m just saying
  • what else? 
  • alo creevey from skins gen 3 was in it, AS SLIGHTLY, and he, too, was side-splittingly funny
  • omg at one point peter was MIA and nibs was like “someone’s going to have to step up and be the captain” and john was like “yes. someone will” and nibs was like “yes. someone WILL” and they stared at each other for a bit and then had Very Etonian Good Old Boys Fisticuffs i was amused 
  • nibs, john and slightly were so funny, they were SO FUNNY, I AM JUST SO PLEASED BY HOW HILARIOUS IT WAS 
  • also wendy and peter climb onto a bed together and float away at the end hahahahahaha
  • goodbye

my several thousand word rant on jack and touch, feat. art by ngozi and a lot of rambling

ok so I have a lot of capital-F Feelings about jack zimmermann + physicality

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anonymous asked:

UD au where sole survivor Josh uses necromancy to bring the others back from the dead, but they're just...different. They're quiet and numb and seem to have a very limited range of emotions. He later learns that he unwittingly tore their souls out of a peaceful afterlife and now their every moment in life is either dull or agonizing. Some of them even flat-out tell him they'd prefer to be dead. But they can't go back to the afterlife unless they kill Josh, the one who brought them back.

OH MY GOOOOOOOOD YES!!! (who are you, child?? are you the same person?? can we be friends?????)

  • Josh becoming obsessed with the idea of making things right because he royally fucked up and his harmless prank wasn’t harmless at all.
  • Josh reading through old text and talking to old ass professors and TAs specializing in black magic shit and spending thousands of dollars shifting through “bogus” texts until he finds the real deal
  • “Mom, I brought home the brady bunch”
  • Spoiler: they definitely don’t live at Josh’s parent’s house, instead they live in the pleasant, second home dubbed Josh’s getaway
  • Josh being so drunk with the success of his first resurrection, he kinda brings them all back in the span of a few hours (note: homeboy knocks tf out later)
  • Everyone’s body still keeping the lingering scars from their deaths
  • Jess has a jaw that falls off sometimes, Ashley and Chris could play ping pong with their heads and sorry Mike but you’re scorching hot now! You leave a trail of burned hearts in your path, ya heart breaker.
  • The emotions the crew is left with ranging from the minutes leading up to their death and the last few seconds of life they had left
  •  Josh thinking that he can bring his sisters back but they’ve been dead too long and it’s a bit of a wake up call that none of the others are supposed to be there.
  • Emily is the first to snap, bitterly lashing out at Mike cause “hey asshole, i remember you shot me. It still fucking hurts!”
  • Jess being torn up about still being alive because she still feels the helpless, awful sensations she felt when she was dragged away from the guest house
  • Sam breaking down into hysterics because she remembers the regret of leaving Josh in the mines with Mike
  • Sam believing she deserved to die because she let the washington’s die
  • Chris becoming angry each time he remembers Ashley leaving him outside but also the selfishness that came with remembering why she left him
  • Ashley bitterly trying to keep her head on but it keeps falling off
  • Matt becoming frustrated with Mike because Mike can no longer feel any grief from killing Emily, just the satisfaction in knowing he killed the wendigos in his last heroic feat
  • Sam is the one who tells Josh that this isn’t right and she’s tired
  • “We’re all tired, Josh. This… This isn’t natural.”
  • “Sam, I got you all killed. The least I can do-”
  • “Listen to me. It’s not right.”
  • Chris is the one who figures out Josh would need to die in order for them to be back at peace, Ashley is with him when it happens and she’s the one who tells the others
  • “Josh…”
  • “Sup bro? Ready for me to kick your ass at Mario Kart?”
  • “N-No. Josh. Listen. I found your books. The ones you used to bring us back.”
  • “Oh…..”
  • “Did you read all of it?”
  • Chris explaining to Josh what would have to happen in order for them all to go back but Josh is still holding onto his guilt of letting them all down and causing them to die
  • “If you’re really sorry, you’ll let us open your throat.”
  • “God, Jessica, too many cult classics?”
  • “Jesus, Emily, if I wanted to be subjected to criticism I would’ve asked.”
  • Another group divide which ultimately becomes another “it was just a prank” and “it was fucked up what we did to the twins” x2
  • Josh trying to figure out how to fix things part two
  • Josh locking himself in the attic when everything gets too chaotic and the others overwhelming want to return back to death becomes suffocating and awful
  • Josh realizing he can’t kill himself to make them return and he also won’t be with them
  • Cue shitty underworld rules sorry bro you’re going to whatever dark reader’s choice hell you can manage
  • Josh deciding to face his fate, his last chance at making it right by doing what they want: killing him
  • Optional endings:
    • A. Josh does indeed die and Chris is the first to stab him because fun group killing time meets Funny Games
    • B. They’ve been in this world too long that other emotions start coming back slowly and surely and Sam slaps the shit out of him for being so damn stupid
      • “You should’ve left us dead, dumb ass!”
      • “But Sam, now your stomach is a bottomless pit and I can stick my hand through it.”
      • “…..”
      • Josh proceeds to stick his hands through the hole in Sam’s stomach
      • “…. yeah that’s pretty cool”
      • “Atta girl.”

anonymous asked:

Hello! :) This might be an odd question (sorry!) but do you know of any "easy" french books? I studied french in school for three years and know basic grammar and vocabs but I really regret that I'm not good at it? Like I can't talk/make sentences on my own and stuff.. I figured reading some books might help there! However, most easy books are either for children or boring school books.. So um, do you know interesting ones that aren't too hard to understand? Thank you very much! c: ♥

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anonymous asked:

you're painting a lot lately and i love it so much! everything's so beautiful i cry!♥

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH you’re so nice anon!!!!!!! <3<3<3<3 I found a way of painting that’s real fun to me (even if when we’re being real it’s more a heavy blending and shading than actual painting haha) so!!!!!! I’ll probably use it more, even if not too often! I’m glad you like it!!!!!!!! 

Anon said:  JABSBAHB, your bakush.imas are so great!!!!! And Im happy that it was fun for you, that its the best thing, when your art makes you feel happy!!! Im so happy for youuuuu, I hope that you continue to have fun doing what you love!!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH OH MAN!!!!!!!! *O* this is the nicest kind of message anon, you’re so kind, I hope I’ll keep having fun for a long time too hahaha the more fun I have the more I draw, after all 👍👍👍

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madd09  asked:

Week 5 (It really is my fav week) Fluffy ( What else) Down time This is a genius idea joy can't wait to see what you come up with :D

A/N: This is a challenge. I almost didn’t want to write it because week five always strikes me as such an intense week, with all of this tension, and drive, to really get the dance, and have it click just so. The way they both spoke about it in the blog, and the package, and everything all seem to point to that, but I really am trying to challenge myself to be creative here, so……here we go! <3

Warning!!!: VALDAYA FANFIC Don’t like, Don’t Read

Week 5, Fluffy, Down Time

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“You know where to go, so get there,” Maks had said, face serious, and form immaculate as he turned Val with steady hands and the shift of his body.

Zendaya hadn’t meant to giggle, but it was funny, kind of, seeing the two of them; big, bulky, grown men, dancing together. She’s so used to seeing Val take control, being the aggressor, the leader, that it tickled her a little to see him follow. All of that compact muscle and power contained and softened to follow his brother’s lead. 

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anonymous asked:

to be honest ash, you're a good writer but you're not doing Sister Claire any favors. you took a happy, fun comic and made it sad. you tried to put your own plots where plots don't go. many readers ( I know I read your comments) don't like it. I think maybe you should try to learn more about Yamino's characters before you write then, I think she's just letting you write because she's your girlfriend, but you're turning readers away from her comic like I can't read it anymore, it's bad, sorry ;(

Hi Anon, Yamino here. I know you intended this message for Ash but I feel like I can answer it.

Let’s get a couple facts straight, shall we?

1. Sister Claire has always been sad.  It may have started off with more funny gags and yes, I killed off the entire cast of Sesame Street to have them make cameos as corpses in the catacombs, but if you really think about it, from page one this has been a story set in a war-ravaged land where one poor girl is impregnated without her consent and must learn the scary truth about what’s really going on in her world.  She lives in fear of abuse by the very people meant to be protecting her.  She has no friends except some stray cats she secretly feeds her dinner.  Her only ally and mother figure gets possessed by a monster and put on a witch trial.  This isn’t exactly “Care Bears.”  

I’m the one who set up the story this way, not Ash.  Even now, most of the really horrible things that happen to the characters have come from me.

By contrast, a lot of the warm fuzzy moments people love in the comic and the Missing Moments are largely Ash’s input.  She’s worked really hard to make this story, which would otherwise be disaster piled on disaster, have some lightheartedness to it.  Like baby Claire, and all those warm fuzzy moments everyone gushed over between her and Catharine and all the other nuns.  Like Olga and Jackson’s relationship and development. Like Oscar’s history with Catharine.  Until Ash came along, the nuns’ relationships to each other were really underdeveloped. I have seen nothing but praise for the way she brought new interest and believability to them.

2. Even longtime fans can tell that at its inception, Sister Claire was poorly planned, and as a result the story and the pacing suffered a lot. It was (still is!) my first ever long-form comic project, one that I started when I was still in college, as a class assignment.  I hadn’t really expected to be working on it for over 5 years!  As the time went on, I didn’t want to scrap the comic, so I continued it, but it still suffered from a lot of plot holes and poor planning.  I tend to write from scene-to-scene rather than make plans about the overall plot, and putting in lots of jokes and gags is my comfort zone.  Unfortunately, that does not an epic story make, and SC was quickly shaping up to become epic in scale.  That meant some serious planning and creativity would be needed to fill in all those plot holes and redesign the story to work as an epic while avoiding retconning.  The idea was daunting.

  Enter Ash.  I loved her writing before we were even friends. (That’s how we met!)  She read the comic and gave me a lot of really interesting questions that made me think about certain decisions I’d made.  She considered a lot of aspects that had never even crossed my mind.  She knew my characters as well as I did.  And now, she arguably knows them even better! Jackson, Olga, and Oscar all have much more identifiable voices now.

As a co-creator, she’s done the seemingly impossible- stitched together all these fragments of stories and ideas into a beautiful quilt.  She’s given amazing depth to background characters who were very flat before.  She encouraged a lot of positive developments.  Like what, you ask? Like putting a canon lesbian relationship in the comic and having them kiss on-screen. Like Oscar being trans.  Like her push for more body diversity in new characters.  She’s worked with the tone I created to give more impact to the serious, terrible things that were hinted at on the surface in Book 1. Things that were always there, but largely unexplored.  Maybe the tone has shifted a little from sweeter to more serious and scary, but you could say the same of almost any long-format epic story.  (Harry Potter, anyone?)

Finally, Ash is not my “girlfriend”. She’s my wife.  Yes, literally.  And unfortunately, whether you like it or not, she’s on this team to stay. I also read the comments on our pages, and they are overwhelmingly positive about her writing and the new developments in Sister Claire.   I’m sorry you don’t share their excitement. I, for one, cannot wait for the future updates. 

-Yamino

mnwood  asked:

my sister and her fiance almost comically call each other 'babe' like they don't realize they're doing it but it's SO FUNNY how often they shout across their house like 'babe can you come in here?' 'i can't babe i'm busy' 'but babe i really need you to get in here' 'babe please wait a second' i am not even exaggerating rn and i think jensen and misha would absolutely be the same way /hangs head in cockles shame

“Babe, can you grab my scarf? It’s in the closet.”

“Which one? You have about a million.”

“Don’t exaggerate, babe. I have fifty eight.”

Wow.”

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“Babe, can you check my phone? I think I made a really stupid spelling mistake in my last tweet, and I just realized it.”

“Are you sure it wasn’t just a stupid tweet in general, Mish?”

“Babe …”

“Yeah?”

“Go fuck yourself.”

***

“Did you make the coffee yet, babe?”

“I thought you were making it!”

“No. You were up first, I thought you were going to make it after you came back from your jog!”

Babe, you were up when I got back, are you telling me that you have just been sitting around and waiting for me to make it?”

“ … maybe.”

“Seriously, babe … what the fuck?”

“You’re cute when you’re flustered.”

“I’m cuter with coffee.”

momo-hale-blog  asked:

Do you have any more thoughts on where Sterek might be headed in S4, if anywhere? A couple of ppl have pointed out that right now it seems pretty stagnant. Other major pairs on the show have come a long way since S1, but last ep made me feel like Stiles/Derek's dynamic hasn't changed nearly as much. My issue is that their development is real but SO subtle that when we get scenes like last ep's it makes me think I can't trust the development and they'll always be no more than comic relief.

I’m in two minds about what’s happening with Sterek in S4, which is why it’s taken me a while to reply (sorry about that).

The Sterek foreshadowing is real enough, and actually not all that subtle. Shippers tend to underestimate how overt it is now (ironically enough), because so many people flat out deny it exists and that makes it easy to doubt you’re really seeing what you’re seeing. But if we do the watercooler test — ask if they were a man and a woman, would it still be subtle? — the answer is, nope. It would be a major ship and everyone would be gossiping about it around the watercooler and asking if/when it’ll go canon.

I also don’t think it’s stagnant. Stiles is actively unhappy with his relationship with Malia so far and is obviously starting to question himself about what he wants. Thematically a lot of other stuff is going on too — Stiles’ search for Derek mimicked Derek’s arc in 3B, and the way Kate gloated when she saw Stiles is weird unless she thinks Stiles has some vested interest. It really isn’t subtle stuff at all.

In fact, certain aspects of Derek’s behaviour in 3B and Stiles’ in 4 make more sense with Sterek in mind than they do without. For instance, Stiles being the person Derek dreams about. You can attempt to explain it other ways, like Stiles is the one with experience of nightmares. Except Derek doesn’t canonically know that. It’s not a bad reason mind you, but Derek choosing Stiles because he trusts him makes more sense. It’s actually kind of funny watching people twist themselves into pretzels to find other explanations than Derek likes and trusts Stiles. It says more about their homophobia than it does what’s actually in the text.

Anyway, Sterek is a real canon possibility at this stage. But I have some major concerns. What I think is going to happen is that the Malia storyline is going to get more complicated before anything else happens. And I also think there’s something wrong with Derek (like, he’s still trapped in the temple or something), so that has to be resolved too.

Of these two issues, I’m most on tenterhooks about Malia and Stiles. Stiles is obviously not happy about the relationship, which on the face of it seems good for Sterek, as there’s reason for him to break up with her and move on. Except, there have been strong hints of a pregnancy arc this season, and while that’s likely to be partly fulfilled by the backstory about Malia’s birth, Davis does love his parallels. In my anti-predictions post for S4, I said I didn’t want a Malia pregnancy arc, and I didn’t think it was likely when I wrote that. However, in terms of storytelling, and given the first two episodes of S4, it actually makes a horrible kind of sense to explore a pregnancy (or a scare) with Malia and Stiles. The big theme this season is consent, and with a pregnancy arc that would expand that theme very well. Stiles would get the blame because people will see Malia as the victim due to her lack of experience, even though Malia is the aggressor in the relationship and is obviously touching Stiles without his consent. It’s a pretty interesting inversion on the usual gender dynamics (but I still don’t want it). Meanwhile, Malia would be happy, because she may be considered immature by human terms, but she’s an adult in coyote terms, and seems to have a well-developed understanding of what she wants from a coyote’s perspective (assuming that backstory is even true). But further, it would trap Stiles, disappoint his father, and also make Stiles a defacto in-law to Peter and Derek.

As a storyteller, this is a goldmine. It furthers several key themes, puts a new complication in the way of Sterek, and tortures the characters in a way Davis seems to love. Scott, by contrast, is set up to have a consensual, sweet and easy relationship with Kira, which again, tends to be how Davis works things.

As a fan, I’m horrified that I can see this as a legitimate possibility. I really hope the narrative doesn’t go that road. I have all my fingers and toes crossed it doesn’t happen. I just don’t want this for Stiles, especially not when his consent is by default at best, and coerced at worst.

Add in the weirdness with Derek, and how he may still be buried back in Mexico, and the odds of Sterek in S4 aren’t that great, despite all the foreshadowing.

There’s still a chance this will all be turned upside down by Scott going on a darkside arc, but there’s not enough evidence either way about that yet, except for the foreshadowing.

I wish that was all the bad news, but there’s another problem with Sterek going canon in S4.

There’s something super weird going on with the Teen Wolf PR team and the stuff the actors are saying. I try not to pay attention to all of that, but its impossible to ignore it completely given how many people are discussing it on my dash.

Up until this week, I thought it was just Davis being a secretive troll who didn’t want to spoil things. But there have been so many homophobic microagressions the last few days, and that combined with the weird PR has me wondering if TPTB put the kibosh on a Sterek storyline.

I really don’t want to believe that’s a possibility, but the PR has just been so stonkingly strange even in comparison to their past disasters, and even from my limited second-hand perspective, that it’s become something I’m actively considering.

Overall, the internal consistency of the narrative is still strong enough that I tend to believe that over the PR weirdness. PR has proven time and again to be full of lies. I’m really not thrilled that their lies this season have a homophobic edge to them due to all the Sterek blackouts and so forth. I wish they’d reassess that strategy and just stop. However, I’m still mostly convinced the narrative can be trusted, so I do think we’re still on track for Sterek, although we may be waiting a while.

I’m less sure about whether any of us will still want the Sterek payoff by the time we get there, given the current PR bullshit. My ability to let homophobia go is limited, and the PR team and associated companies have just about hit it.

Sorry to be such a downer. I try not to be, but the real-world stuff has been particularly shitty this week. It’s hard to be optimistic about a queer storyline in a show which has a PR team who seem committed to homophobic silencing about the relationship in question.

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anonymous asked:

Was that last comic...a cop out?

i’m happy you caught on IT ABSOLUTELY WAS

the problem with those questions is that i’m just a chuck hype(wo)man who’s 4.4k behind on asks lol

a lot of those questions are really questions i have no answers to, and i did leave it open that hey, chuck might not be god! and that’s cool too! i’m no authority on the subject, because even if chuck isn’t god, i’m going to keep drawing him as such because it makes me laugh

i really have no idea what’s in store, and i haven’t had a lot of time to dwell on meta about it. by the time i get around to that, the answers will all probably be revealed;;;;;;;;;

i also recognize that there are a lot of people who don’t like the idea of God!Chuck as well! and that’s also totally great! power to you! but those questions from last night were all received in rapid succession and they were the kind of questions only the writers can answer accurately

Anonymous said:

I feel like the Ninja Sex Party song “I Just Want To (Dance)” is perfect for God'n'Gabe. Chuck’s on the piano, Gabe’s the one in the silver track suit and sneakers with dorky dancing.

THIS IS VERY VERY ACCURATE AND TO CELEBRATE I MADE THIS

we are young (we are the dream) 7/8

summary: he was a fratboy, she was a sorority girl. can I make it anymore obvious?

chapter notes: aaaand still one more to go. 

as soon as we learned the snow queen’s name on the show, her name was changed on here - sorry, liz (aren’t i clever, elizabeth mitchell, liz, much genius such wow), it was nice while it lasted. welcome cool aunt ingrid.

:):):):):)):):) 

thank you to cee for being adarling and 

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Ruby’s head popped up between Elsa and Emma’s seats at the front, hand imperiously pointing right ahead of them. “Is that it?”

“Yeah - right there.”

“That one?” she insisted, and Emma fought back a groan. Ruby automatically turned into an over sugared five year old kid once you gave her the slightest bit of adventure, and after spending the last three hours holed up in a car with her friends she appeared quite ready for it.

Elsa craned her neck to glance at her exasperatedly. “Do you see anything else around? Yes, that one.”

Silence fell inside the vehicle as the group stared up ahead, reactions going from impressed to awed. Emma considered the considerably-sized home, buried deep within the bluffs and surrounded by nothing but trees and wildlife. It had strong, clear lines that contrasted with the serene backdrop of the lush greenery around it. Emma studied the huge French doors leading to the outer deck, considering that Elsa’s aunt hadn’t really minded about her privacy considering the hidden spot in which the house was located.

All in all, a pretty sweet place to chill at.

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anonymous asked:

Same anon as before: I should have said "you/anyone has spent on your studio". Count peoples donations of equipment as part of YOUR investment. If it's a product issue, contact the company, easypeasy (and if you can't because of anxiety or whathaveyou, get someone else). You come across as more than a little entitled with regards to your photography equipment and continuously get defensive. Not appealing to prospective clients. Good luck with your business. Signed, a fellow prof. photographer

I’m not sure what a lot of this means. This is my personal blog. I am chronicling the trials and tribulations of building a photography studio and a business. I vent frustrations that I wouldn’t normally on my big blog. This is my place to talk about anything I want and relieve stress. 

Entitled means that I want stuff even though I might not deserve it. I can’t really make that judgment. If people think I have earned something, they send it. If they don’t, that’s fine too.  

I have an amazing following that wants to help me succeed.  They help me with projects. They helped me get a computer. And in return, I try to put out the most “perfect” work I can. I try to come through on my promise to make them happy, day in and day out. To make beautiful pictures, cute comics, and find funny things round the net. 

I thank people for their generosity as much as I can before it becomes annoying. I am so grateful for their help. And I have put to use almost everything they have sent along. The fact that I am unhappy with some defective paper doesn’t make me a jerk. I just want it to work right and I was venting about it here. 

If prospective clients are reading this blog, so be it.

If I look bad to them, so be it. 

But dammit, I need a place I can write and relieve some stress. 

That is why you won’t see this on my portfolio site, my main site, or my photo blog.