but in terms of the lovely interactions here in fan spaces

Sheith Fic Rec

I figured that I wanted to contribute to the fandom in some way and I read a lot of fics, so why not make a rec list? I included the summary for each fic, plus some commentary from me in italics. I hope the authors don’t mind that I linked them, at least the ones I know of. Thank you so much for contributing to this wonderful ship, it wouldn’t be as great as it is now without you. Feel free to talk to me about sheith anytime, I’d love to make more friends.

One-Shots (Canon-verse)

the whole town’s sleeping by astrainclinant (T) 18k 

Of inevitability and stars.

Alternatively, how Keith and Shiro come together.

Basically what I’d consider a classic Sheith fic, and a must read for any Sheith fan. I will never have the words to describe how I feel when I read this.

the fear of falling by amillionsmiles/ @amillionsmiles (G) 4k

Keith can pull off a downward spiral. It’s the kind of maneuver he does in his sleep.

Keith character study, with implied Sheith. Different attempt at Keith’s backstory.

 ‘til you set fire to my atmosphere by amillionsmiles/ @amillionsmiles (T) 2k 

And it’s like the first punch Keith ever landed on him: quick and glancing, right at the ribs, out of left field and yet simultaneously a long time coming.

Pining Shiro, because Pining Shiro is everything.

the body remembers (what the mind forgets) by ShirosRedKnight (SweetFanfics)/ @shirosredknight (E) 10k

Shiro’s fingers slide up to touch his skin, warm points of contact that make Keith shiver. “It’s just a year,“ Shiro reassures him quietly, "I’ll be back before you know it. It’ll be like the time you were studying to come here.”

His lips twitch up, trying to be supportive but it’s hard. Keith knows its the right thing to do, to be happy for Shiro. But it’s hard when he’s imagining a space without Shiro in it. Loneliness is already creeping up his torso, curling around his heart and lungs and choking the happy pride he feels for Shiro.

He already misses Shiro so terribly.

tldr: Keith and Shiro were together pre-canon but then Shiro went on his mission and came back with no memories of his time with Keith. How does one even begin to deal with the love of your life forgetting you?

That Shiro forgetting Keith and their relationship AU we all need. The feelings in this were A+.

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anonymous asked:

On a scale of 1 to 10 how likely do you think is the possibility of Sheith being canon? - Sincerely, a very distraught Sheith shipper who doesn't know whether she should trust the overwhelming staff support for Sheith as something more or just bait.

oh i think theres a good chance actually! i wouldnt believe that if not for 1 korrasami and 2 the staff already voicing that lgbt representation is something important to them that they’d like to add. sheith has a lot of backing from staff, both the writers and vas. and its nice to see that, even with some fans demanding that staff stop “withholding information” and outright writing callout posts about even the showrunner and episode directors for supporting shieth, that they haven’t stopped. there seems to be this general sentiment that the staff owes those kinds of fans something when?? its the writers’ story not theirs? and im glad they’ve made it clear that they aren’t willing to compromise decisions they’ve already made in the writing to suit what’s popular (see: “space mom” allura). 

so anyway: what’s done is done. and from what we have, i think season 2 basically establishes two potential love interests for keith: Shiro and allura. both are kinda unpopular with a lot of the fandom, but based on character interactions so far theyre the two that make the most sense to me. so anyway, i think that sheith has just as good a shot as kallura, which fans are already recognizing as something possibly romantic. There’s a bunch of parallels in their interactions i really like: 

  • shiro and allura are both represented as opposite sides of the scale in reaction to keith’s galra reveal. or, on a scale of allura to shiro, how well do you handle keith being galra after youve gotten close to him?
  • they both hug keith goodbye in this private moment to see him off before a dangerous mission. these scenes also both relate to keith being galra—shiro showing his support immediately after bom, and allura apologizing for her (quite understandable) reaction
  • both ships have an episode where they’re separated from the team and get a lot of one on one character development—see arc of traujeer  and across the universe/blade of marmora 
  • keith is the one who reassures both shiro and allura that the team needs them–who would open wormholes? and Nothing is gonna happen 

so anyway, in terms of which pairing i think is most likely, its either of those two, and id be happy with either ;;    but some other things shieth has going for it: 

  • its the ship i can most easily see being lgbt representation 
  • they already have an established backstory, one that we havent even explored yet, and we know whatever happened it was monumental enough that keith says shiro literally changed his life 
  • shiro is the person keith most desperately wants to see. out of everyone, lying there dying on the floor, the person he wants is shiro. whether you see it as platonic or romantic, its obvious that 1 keith loves him and 2 shiro is the most important person in his life. he doesnt even stay for his dad, but he does chase after the fake shiro
  • seems like theyre fated to keep getting separated and then reuniting, i dunno that seems pretty fairytale to me 
  • keith’s intro scene being his rescue of shiro. right when we first meet keith, we automatically associate him with shiro 
  • shiro wants keith to pilot black, and they already both share a mental link with her 
  • keith’s first and last lines right now are both “Shiro”
  • shiro seeing keith’s hallucinations in bom is, to me, the most deeply interpersonal, intimate scene in the entire series. its one thing to talk to another character about your feelings, but its another to be right there with them in their head. shiro saw a part of him that i dont think anyone else ever will 
  • i talked about this in my hug post a bit but while keith kinda represents this galra side of shiro (he’s the right arm of voltron and shiro’s right arm is also galra) it seems like shiro represents keith’s humanity. keith is humanized by his compassion and vulnerability with shiro. shiro is basically shown to be the one thing tying keith to earth–his family was gone, and he really had no other friends. he was lost without the garrison. after shiro was taken he had nothing left. he’s one of the only paladins who never expresses being homesick. Whatever good memories he had of earth, im guessing shiro was a big part of them. and shiro is the one there when keith finds out he’s galra, is the first one to reassure him. 
  • they mirror each other in a lot of their scenes 
  • seems to get a lot of staff support 

anyway i think it has a pretty fair shot, but that’s just my take on it. as for queer baiting in general, im already seeing people talk about that, but like…we’re 24 or so episodes into a 78 confirmed episode series. major ships aren’t gonna be cannon for a while now, so i think its best to wait a little and give some more time for relationships to develop. korrasami wasnt even a thing until the very end. and while i dont think that will be the case here, i think we just need to give it a little more time. id like to believe theyre sincere about lgbt representation, and would rather them take their time to develop it properly than get something just thrown together and feel like my identity was just reduced to a stereotype 

strangers. | (M)

Don’t talk to strangers. You might fall in love.

Words: 5K

Genre: CEO!Jimin, Dom!Jimin, Smut, Fluff, Hints BDSM.

A/N: Surprise~! Happy Birthday Jiminnie (and happy belated birthday to @jiminniemouse! I hope you like your extremely late birthday present!)  I know this is a day late but this is my first smut ever and I spent a large amount of time cleansing my soul while writing this. I would like to thank @amazon-bookworm all the hours she spent drilling the do’s and dont’s of smut I literally wouldn’t have been able to write this without you!. I would also like to thank @creamsicklesz for editing this and surviving my horrible sentence structure and grammatical errors. Thank you also to @ihearteyesmilesss, @jungee, @we-go-hard-in-the-coffeehouse, @ktaehyngs, and of course the lovely birthday girl @dailydoseofdia for motivating my to write this! Please have mercy on my smut writing abilities this is my first time (/).(\) 

Reminder: all the writing from @chokemejimin is being moved to @the95liner

Okay no more delays, enjoy! 

The first day I saw him, I was running late. As I ran through the train doors just as they were about to close, he was perched comfortable against the opposite closed door. I leaned against the walls of the train compartment, my breathing embarrassingly heavy. His eyes briefly left the book in his hand and flashed towards me, the disruptor of a perfectly silent train during his early morning commute. His gaze lingered on my face for few seconds, making my cheeks heat up, before he turned back to his book.

As I steadied my breathing, I took the chance to gaze at the man. Needless to stay, he was handsome. No, not handsome, beautiful. A dark grey suit hugged his frame paired with a simple black shirt and a silky black tie. His grey hair combed away from his face with just a few strands falling on his forehead. His eyes were downcasted, trailing on his book. 

His tongue darted out habitually licking his lips; he sensually pulled his lower lip in between his teeth. Suddenly, his gaze flashed towards me, the darkness his of irises boring into me. His appearance might be that of an angel, but his gaze was purely sin.

I calmly looked away from him and gazed out the window. Maybe if I hadn’t looked away, I would’ve noticed the beautiful smile his lips had curved into. Maybe if I hadn’t looked away I would’ve noticed his silent glances. Maybe if I hadn’t looked away I would’ve noticed that he hadn’t turned a single page in his novel since I had gotten on the train.

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Victor has always been a fascinating character for me. And I’ve been thinking a lot about why I find his character so interesting. So in honor of @viktorweek (and specifically prompt 2 ‘Past’ and prompt 4 ‘Family/Friends’), here are some thoughts on my favorite romantic sadsack. 

Perhaps one reason I love Victor as a character is because when I started watching the show I expected something very different from what we got. In the first episode, we as the audience are introduced to Victor Nikiforov, top athlete and celebrity. This Victor is cool, calm, collected. This Victor throws a flirtatious wink at his fans and melts hearts worldwide. This Victor only smiles when he’s on the ice, receiving adulation for his prowess, and is quiet and contemplative in interviews and in his home.

And then of course, we meet the real Victor, the one who danced drunkenly with a stranger and then moved into his house after watching a fateful internet video. The real Victor is absolutely ridiculous. He’s a hedonist. He loves good food, good alcohol, and being comfortable. He lounges about in a loose robe and immediately buys a sofa to fit in his tiny guest room. He relaxes in a hot spring every night and waxes poetic about the beauty of the ocean. And he is unabashedly, overwhelmingly enthusiastic about his interests. He’s delighted by so many things, he loves to be a tourist and enjoy new sights and places. He revels in the drama of competition and approaches every challenge in as over-the-top manner as possible. He thinks about the people he knows in terms of grandiose metaphors and fairy tales.

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Just Smile || Kim Namjoon

Originally posted by choke-me-namjoon

Word Count: 1.2k

Genre: Angst

“Just play for the cameras, Y/N.”

“Seriously Namjoon, why don’t we just tell them it’s over. It was a mutual breakup and we’re both going to be happy for each other.”

“The companies want us together, so until they give the word, we’re going to be together.”

“You have to be kidding me. How do you put up with this? This is the first time we’ve talked in months and you’re going to pretend like it was nothing.”

“There’s a lot I’d do to save my job and make sure that my group is successful, and if this is one of them, I am willing to sacrifice myself to make sure they get to continue performing.”

“And what about me? What about my career? How do I keep living like this?”

“Just smile like the rest of us.”

It was the work, the schedules. At least that’s what you told yourselves. You didn’t want to admit that there was a sense of obligation now, and that you could really care less about seeing each other anymore. You woke up everyday just to convince yourself that there was something about this that could still work. Something that the two of you were still fighting for.

He felt the same way, and even though he never said it directly, you could hear it in his voice when he hung up the phone late at night, or the way he pulled away from you when you arrived at the same award shows.

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Headcanon Post - Roman (Prince) and Dad (Morality) are Autistic

Probably going to receive hate for this. Whatever though.

I have recently became a Fander (or a fan of Thomas Sanders) and I love, love, love the Sander Sides! This post will focus on Roman (or Princey) and Dad (or Morality) and will be about them being autistic.

This is just my headcanon. Below the cut, I have listed traits of autism. Those in italics apply to Roman/Prince, those in bold apply to Dad/Morality and those in both apply to both. It’s based on both what I’ve analysed from videos and from my own personal headcanons.

(They said it was cool to tag ‘em so @incorrectprinxietyquotes! Lookie here!)

(And yes, I totally imagine Logan and Anx doing whatever they can to support them. Logan would totally learn as much as he can about autism and Anx would just get them all the weighted blankets and comfort items.)

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On the subject of Jellal’s arc

I’ve seen some Jellal commentary lately that’s kinda raised my eyebrows. There’s several points I want to make here and to avoid a tangental rant I’m going to address the biggest three issues I have.

  • Redemption. What does this mean in Fairy Tail as a manga and what does it mean for Jellal specifically?
  • Jellal vs. Siegrain. Is this a versus or are they both pieces of the same whole?
  • Moving forward. Where can Jellal go from here?

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Brett Dalton Opens Up On Grant Ward’s Agents of SHIELD Return

CBR: As far as you were concerned, once Hive was blown up in space, did that conclude your time on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?” Or did the producers indicate you could somehow be back for more?

Brett Dalton: As far as I knew, that was the end of my time on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” There’s always that open-door policy, but they’ve had that open-door policy for every one of our fallen agents — and it’s never quite come true. Deathlok, for instance. He never really died, but his storyline wasn’t picked up. The same with B.J. Britt; he died, and he was a fan favorite. There was always a hint of, “Well, you never know.” I’ve heard the line before, so I was like, “Sure, somewhere down the line. In comic books, no one ever really dies, but this may be something I am never going to see. Maybe in Season 5, I will be coming back.” So there was always a small hint, but I wasn’t sure it was actually going to play out.

When I got the call, it was very exciting news. However, I was working on my winter body and I didn’t know I had to don the jacket again. Honestly, scene one, day one, it was a shirtless scene. I had so many Christmas cookies, it was sheer panic. I basically starved myself and holed myself up in the gym for 10 days.

In terms of storytelling and Grant Ward, what does this Framework curveball allow the writers to explore?

At the end of the day, it’s their chance to hit the reset button on everyone’s storyline. It’s a cool opportunity to be part of it because I wasn’t ready to give up Grant Ward. Hive was OK. That was fun to get the chance to play another character within a network TV show, where I was already playing a character. It was a very cool opportunity for an actor. But, as a person and someone who also watches the show, I really liked Grant Ward’s storyline and wanted to see it continue.

What is so cool is, it’s like in the comic books where you have this alternate universe. It’s kind of Coulson, but it’s also not Coulson. He seems to be a teacher now and not affiliated with any spy organization. It’s kind of May – actually, it’s pretty close. She’s in a Hydra building instead of a S.H.I.E.L.D. building. Mack picking up a child’s bike – you see with all these people that they are those characters, but it’s a “What If” episode. It’s so cool because it’s a chance to explore all the fan theories and fan fiction. This is the place where all those things could be a possibility and for it to exist within the context of our show.

Paint a picture of the Framework and Hydra’s presence in it.

That speaks to a larger point about this new reality. Hydra won. We’re doing what that show “The Man in the High Castle” is doing. It’s an alternative history that affects the present and the future. It explores that idea of, Hydra won and it’s normal to see Hydra propaganda or Hydra-sponsored TV and news networks. It doesn’t have the stink on it anymore. For better or for worse, it’s kind of the norm.

One of Hydra’s posters hypes “Vigilance Against Inhumans. Safety for Humanity.” In what ways does Daisy/Skye’s super-human bloodline cause conflict with Ward in this reality?

It’s all a series of “who knows what and when?” That’s where the conflict really lies. You are right; the camera does zoom in on Skye and Ward seemingly in a happy relationship. But does Ward know her Inhuman status? Does Skye know her Inhuman status, because she’s waking up in this reality? Does that Skye, who woke up yesterday, know she is an Inhuman? All of those things are coming into play. That’s the real drama. As an organization, Hydra is against the Inhumans. Whether Ward knows – or is okay with it – these are all question marks. The answer to all of them is, “Maybe.”

Ward always gets into at least one major physical altercation per season. What can viewers expect to see in terms of action?

That is a good question. I will say this: I get to do something that I’ve been asking the producers to do for four years, and they finally gave it to me. You’ll get to see that when we come back in that first episode that brings us back into this world.

How many episodes are you slated for?

I’m in the Framework, so any, or every time they’re in the Framework, I’ll be there as well.

How much contact does Ward have with his other former teammates besides Daisy?

There’s a lot of interaction. What this does is, it’s a chance to interact in probably the most interesting ways. As I said, it’s kind of like hitting the reset button. I’ve shared scenes with people I would never have shared scenes with if Ward was still alive in the real world. It’s really cool. The other question is whether people in the Framework know they are in the Framework. It’s like we’re in the Matrix. Who has taken the red pill, and who has taken the blue pill? And knowing something doesn’t mean you believe it, either. That’s another interesting thing that plays out.

After being absent for the first half of Season 4, what’s it like returning to set and having the team back together?

It was fantastic. When they called me, it was like, “You had me at hello.” I love being on set, whatever particular story we are telling that week. I love the family we have there, and I think it translates. We have some rich chemistry that we get for free because of that. We still hang out. Here we are in the fourth season, hopefully, fingers crossed, a fifth season, and we’re all still super-good friends. We’re all really excited when we get to work together, and are still patting each other on the back. “That was great. That was the best take.” We’re still encouraging each other and keeping the ball in the air. And we’re a well-oiled machine at this point.

It’s great, too, because I’ve had a bit of a break. I’m coming in at this great time. In Season 1, 2 and 3, you would come back after a restful break and be like, “Oh, my God. We still have so much to shoot.” I got to come in with, “Hey guys. How are you doing?” It was this puppy energy. Hopefully, I injected a little energy into everything. It was just so fun to be back on set.

[source: CBR]


A fic about: Meeting Van McCann as a fan of Catfish, and telling him all the things he needs to know. 

The hotel had put a barricade around the entrance. Maybe it was because of how many people showed up to meet Catfish the night before, but maybe it was because there were a lot of bands staying there for the festival. Either way, it was clear the crowd that had formed were all there to meet Van and his band. Bob had come out first, and people were in love with his softness, and his unassuming joy whenever someone genuinely wanted to meet him. Everyone did genuinely want to meet him though; so he was all smiles. Next, a drunk Bondy fell through the door. Benji followed close by, holding him up for the entire time. People wanted to feel the red velvet shirt, and get Snapchat filtered selfies with Benji. Once they left, it was quiet. Minutes turned into two hours, and people left, sure Van wouldn’t make an appearance.

There were only a handful of people left standing when Larry popped his head out, then signalled at someone inside. Van strolled out and walked directly to you. You looked at him and everything you expected the moment to be crashed and burned in the wake of seeing him in person. You had anticipated crying and forgetting your own name; lost for words and shaky. However, as he looked at you and tilted his head to the side, you knew what you needed him to know.

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Kierarktina: An analysis

Because this keeps bothering me somehow, I decided to make a post about it, specifically about my 3 theories on how this love triangle could possibly turn out in the 3rd book. Spoilers for Lord of Shadows.

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*Jumps back into Star Wars Feelings mode* OKAY, SO I WAS RANTING ON TWITTER, which is much of my life these days, about Finn in TFA, which is all I ever want to do really.

One thing that reeeeeally bugs me is the assumption from both Finn’s detractors and even a lot of fans that he has or needs a “redemption arc”. I absolutely don’t agree that either narratively or from an in-universe perspective that what Finn goes through in TFA counts as redemption, for the simple reason that Finn has nothing villainous to be redeemed from.

When we see Finn in his introduction, the first thing we learn about him- literally the absolute first thing- is that he is a stormtrooper who on his very first mission is unable to kill innocents. Not even just unwilling, but seemingly unable. His defining moment is that he is not like the other stormtroopers there, who he is contrasted with in a lot of ways- visually with the bloodied helment, in terms of his body language, in his actions, even in how the camera focuses on him and humanises him. So Finn’s story is not framed from the outset as one of “the bad stormtrooper has a change of heart and goes to redeem himself”. It is, instead, that Finn is ‘not like’ the other stormtroopers, who are killing without question.

The question asked of Finn isn’t so much “can you redeem yourself from being a stormtrooper?” but instead “if you can’t be a stormtrooper, what can you be?”. That’s not a redemptive narrative so much as it’s a flat-out heroic one. Finn has no deaths to atone for or terrible deeds haunting him so much as he has to deal with the consequences of immediately jumping ship and going off to be a good person. He is, from the outset, liked and trusted by Poe, not judged for his being a stormtrooper so much as praised for running off to escape them. Finn might gain a lot of bravery and willingness to act and fight over the course of TFA, but he doesn’t have to earn his basic moral stripes; they’re shown to us the audience very early on.

There’s not really any point where Finn isn’t shown to be a fundamentally decent, kind young man with a likeable personality and the ability to make strong emotional connections! He’s just a hero on his hero’s journey, really, with an interesting twist in that for a long time the stormtroopers were entirely faceless and dehumanised in the movies, and he injects a sense of real people into that image.

So: Finn is not, even in the sense of what happened in-universe before the events of TFA, any kind of “redeemed antagonist”. He’s the guy who was groomed to act as the antagonist who didn’t want to and escaped before he was made to fulfill that role.

This ties in a lot to how I see people treat his relationship (narratively, not in the sense of character interactions) with the role Kylo Ren plays in the film. They’re almost mirror opposites of each other if you squint hard enough, in that Finn escaped that antagonistic role despite being forced into it while Kylo Ren chose and continues to choose it despite an explicit “pull to the light” and it not coming “naturally” to him. Kylo Ren is, of course, the actual antagonist of the movie, and a villain besides; he fits both roles unambiguously. Like, I am all for many interpretations of media, but I firmly believe they need to be textually plausible, and I can see no textually plausible reading of Kylo Ren as anything but the antagonistic villain.

My point is, it kind of frustrates me when I see people try and support Finn’s arc and presence in TFA with the idea that “Finn is everything Kylo Ren is, but better!”, because it misrepresents and even sells Finn short, IMO. They have totally different roles in the narrative, totally different arcs, and Finn’s arc and characterization are more than able to stand on their own without that comparison being made. He doesn’t need to be shoehorned into that role to make him seem “better”, he just IS a perfectly great and engaging character.

Likewise, I also disagree with the idea that from a storytelling perspective there is anything about liking the idea of a Kylo Ren redemption arc that *inherently* shifts focus from Finn onto Kylo Ren, or that Finn’s arc can automatically hit the notes narratively that a Kylo Ren redemption would? Finn is a protagonist as well as a lead. He is by default a far more 'important’ lead than Kylo Ren, because he is an audience perspective character and, well, a good guy in films primarily about the power of the good guys to overcome. Because Kylo Ren occupies that totally distinct narrative space, rather than it being one shared by the two characters, it’s not a matter of allocating resources from Finn’s story towards Kylo Ren’s, it’s just… a totally different set of narrative resources altogether.

(That’s not to say this doesn’t happen in *fanon*, mind you. It does; I’ve seen Kylo Ren get used as basically an outrageously OOC replacement Finn a million times over in fic, it’s ridiculous. But it is not actually an inherent demand of the actual, honest to god canon of the movies themselves, IMO.)

Again, for me this argument is actually not about Kylo Ren so much as Finn, and not selling his story short. Assuming it’s impossible to have a Kylo Ren redemption story (and I’m thinking less what fanfic tends to indulge in and more like… RotJ style Vader stuff here, ftr) without shafting Finn basically ignores what Finn’s real role in the story is, IMO.

And I care about that A LOT AS YOU CAN SEE, did you know Finn is my fave, anyway the point is FINN IS AWESOME AND HEROIC AND I LOVE HIM!!! ok, thanks.

itsmrsomething  asked:

What do you make of the backlash against SU? Cheezburger's fanbase seem to downvote any posts just because it's SU(and even allowed a post that called it trash) and I've seen MANY, MANY comments on several sites say "I wanted to get into SU, but then I bumped into its fans"

To be fair here, it is only a small faction of the fans that are the problem.  The majority of SU fans are just people that enjoy the show.  Many of the ones I’ve personally interacted with are really cool people, and just as embarrassed by all of this as anyone else.  There are also many incredibly talented people in the fandom, a great deal of whom now have to walk on eggshells with anything they do or say so as not to be attacked by this tiny circle of batshit-insane lunatics.

Now, before anyone tries to pull the “how can you rip on anyone else when you defend bronies” card, the thing is…most of the shit you hear about bronies is just that–total bullshit.  Things are cherry-picked and exaggerated just as much as outright lied about.  From someone inside the fandom that is known to be a woman, I have not only NOT encountered all the alleged “racism, sexism, transphobia, misogyny, ‘rape jokes’, and [insert buzzword here]” that certain people would have you believe is somehow “everywhere”, but have discovered the fan base to be remarkably diverse.  It is a fandom just like any other–it has its share of weirdos.  It’s also an EXTREMELY LARGE fandom that encompasses several million people worldwide at this point.  For anyone to suggest that so many people all exhibit the same negative traits is frankly ridiculous–use your brains, people.  The only thing I’ve seen that really sets bronies apart is that they’ve actually done an ASTOUNDING amount of good for other people.  To this day, it still amazes me that a fandom for a show about pastel ponies is so incredibly diverse, and so surprisingly altruistic.

When it comes to the SU fandom, the few people causing the issues are the same circle of people that pull this shit in pretty much every fandom they’re part of.  IT IS NOT A TOXIC FANDOM.  IT JUST UNFORTUNATELY HAS A FEW EXTREMELY TOXIC PEOPLE IN IT THAT ARE TARNISHING ITS REPUTATION.  It literally is the exact same group of people EVERY FUCKING TIME.  These are people that really, REALLY need to get a fucking life, and I think it’s safe to say that this site would improve dramatically if they were permanently removed from it.  From what I’ve seen, they tend to share distinct traits:

  • They are usually pseudo-”feminists” or self-proclaimed “social justice warriors” (i.e., they have no idea that the term was created as an insult, and was intended to distinguish the kind of people who only hurt the causes they claim to stand for, and really only do so to bolster their own self-importance than out of any genuine concern for anyone else.  If you disagree with them, they’ll gladly form an angry mob against you, no matter who you are, what your ethnic background is, what you’ve been through in life, or how you identify).
  • They engage in ridiculous amounts of fandom policing, including trying to determine who is “allowed” to watch the show, who people are “allowed” to cosplay as, and how the characters are “allowed” to be drawn.
  • They act as though they have any authority whatsoever when it comes to what other people are allowed to post to the internet in general.  Feel free to laugh.
  • They go so far out of their way to harass others that they’ve even made hundreds upon hundreds of needless hate posts in the Uncle Grandpa tag.  They were doing it from day one, but after the crossover was announced?  Good luck being a UG fan and trying to find nice things to reblog about a show you enjoy.  Such “edgy” people these are.  Seriously, who the fuck throws a hissy fit over fucking CARTOONS??  I mean, get a load of THIS shit:

They’ve now made “transmisogyny” a suggested tag when you search for

Uncle Grandpa

.  What the fuck is WRONG with these lunatics??

  • They have absolutely NO respect for the show’s staff, and will relentlessly harass anyone working on the show if something in the show’s canon doesn’t match their headcanons.  They chased one writer off of tumblr, and are prone to even insulting the show’s creator.
  • They are incredibly insistent that their headcanons ARE canon, and that anyone pointing out otherwise is akin to a hate crime.  It’s fine if you want to have your own ideas or interpretation of a show.  It’s fine if you want to see things in a way that makes you happy.  However, it’s NOT fine if you think you have any right whatsoever to insist these things are the gospel truth in spite of the creator and writers.  These certain “fans” appear to be under this strange impression that it’s somehow “their” show.  Their entitlement issues are OFF THE FUCKING CHARTS.
  • It’s disturbing how easy it is to make these people completely lose their shit.

I can provide sources for all of this.  In fact, I HAVE provided sources for all of this.

These people are the saddest, cringiest, and most pathetic creatures I’ve ever seen, though I want to point out once again–THESE PEOPLE DO NOT REPRESENT THE ENTIRE SU FANDOM.  THEY ARE ONLY AN EXTREMELY SMALL PERCENTAGE.

The most hilarious part of all of this:  For all the hatred and vitriol against bronies that comes from these people, their behavior is actually worse than anything they claim about anyone else.  They became everything they’ve ever tried to project onto others.  They became their own punchline.  When rabid, frothing-at-the-mouth SJWs and fake “feminists” get into a fandom, it’s only inevitable that they will let their warped ideals control their behavior in that fandom, and essentially turn it into an intolerant, hateful, toxic environment.  These are not normal fans.  This is not how fans of ANYTHING should EVER act.

I could easily find so, SO much more than this, but I frankly don’t feel like going through every post on every thread on multiple sites laughing their asses off at you entitled little shit caskets.

IT’S A FUCKING CARTOON.  YOU ARE EMBARRASSING YOURSELVES.  YOU ARE A LAUGHINGSTOCK.  YOU ARE RUINING ENJOYMENT OF THE SHOW FOR OTHER FANS, AND YOU ARE MAKING THE STAFF OF THE SHOW WANT TO AVOID YOU.  At least one of you has caused one of the storyboard artists to BLOCK you on tumblr.  You are worse than anything any brony has ever done, and you did it all to yourselves out of extreme entitlement issues, an obvious lack of social interaction, laughable amounts of sexism, comically ironic racism (gotta love how simplistic, highly-stylized hairstyles and how lips are drawn automatically determine a cartoon character’s ethnicity, EVEN A FUCKING PASTEL-COLORED, SHAPESHIFTING SPACE ROCK…), and hilarious levels of paranoia that people enjoying and drawing fan art/cosplaying for a show is ever going to “steal” it from anyone else.  Did you somehow not pass basic kindergarten??  Either way, congrats!  Everyone hates you, especially the majority of the fandom.


anonymous asked:

been thinking about niall, and narry, and that very first trip to mullingar. I've been thinking about why none of the other boys went, why they didn't take up the invite, especially considering niam were friends during boot camp. Got me thinking about how Niall was probably super super keen to be liked by them all. Whether that put them on edge slightly, you know the feeling you get when maybe someone is trying too hard and you desperately want them to calm down and take it easy, p1

because you know if they chill out slightly you really will like them. But their enthusiasm is a lot to take. Made me think about how everyone says niall is 1d’s biggest fan and wonder whether niall and harry both went into the band with a wide eyed motivation and belief that they would become a band of brothers and take it on together, where the other boys were more reserved in investing themselves 100%. Louis especially who would be simultaneously self-assured in the cocky way 18y/o are and desperately afraid to fail again. Made me think about how the larry/ziam divide would have affected niall from the beginning. Little niall who probably craves attention but has also learnt to just be happy with whatever he’s given because he was a bit of a latchkey kid. But most of all how niall was probably full of excitement at the prospect of this gang he was joining. I was also thinking of how harry was the only one to see niall at home in Ireland before their fame got them. And how whether he will always love harry a bit more than the rest because harry knows the him that existed completely outside of x factor, knows niall in the very first place that formed him minus the fame, where the other boys don’t. Whether they have a special bond because of it, and whether that’s why they seem so happy together doing the Ireland shows, because it’s like being 16 and on the cusp of something together again. I’ve made myself happy and sad at the same time!!

I have been clutching this message to my chest all weekend because there is SO MUCH HERE. 

I’m having particular feelings about this idea that Niall and Harry were the ones who really let themselves get excited in the beginning. The ones who just wanted to be together and bask in the excitement and strangeness of the situation and stay up all night talking about what they wanted to do and the songs they would sing and who they wanted to meet and maybe what they were afraid of too? Like…this sounds so legit, that Harry and Niall were the ones who allowed themselves to be open to the experience and each other, back then in the very beginning. 

–Louis, older and scared to put all his hopes in one basket and allow himself to be vulnerable, Liam who was SO DELIBERATE and cared SO MUCH about making it on his own and who was cautious around other boys because other boys were something to be wary of and to steel yourself against and Zayn who was terrified of the whole thing and nearly incapable of opening up to a bunch of total strangers– 

Niall and Harry were the ones who just wanted to EXPERIENCE the whole thing, and who saw the whole group thing as icing on the cake maybe. I get to do this thing! And I get to share it with other lads! They were the youngest and the most sociable and the most unabashedly stoked, maybe. 

This all feels super crucial because the tables have turned a little bit. Harry and Niall are now the two members who are the best at playing their emotions close to the chest. They both have this way of presenting as warm and charming and friendly, but their engagement is always on their own terms. They’re both so great at maintaining necessary emotional distance. BUT. BUT BUT BUT…

They don’t feel that way when they interact with each other? Harry and Niall interacting, on stage and off, feels so authentic and open and warm and maybe that’s got to do with the way they related way back in the beginning? They each wanted to open up and let it all hang out, and maybe they found a safe space for that in each other. A safe kind of space that still exists between them, hence the particular access they seem to have to each other’s joy. And…i don’t know…maybe each other’s pain too? Niall talked about Zayn leaving bringing them closer. Did Harry and Niall lean on each other? Is Harry the one who got to play emotional midwife to Niall’s feelings and vice versa? Ouch. Yikes. 

I don’t know. I just….narry. I just narry. 

The Other One: Part 6

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Halloween Special Part 5 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 

Part 10

Getting off the plane, a tonne of things hit you at once. What job were you going to have next? You were fired from your previous one, the reason being lack of attendance. At least you still had your apartment, you were able to keep up with the rent, with the money that your parents gave you. You were going to miss them. It did you good going home, seeing your family, healing. You now felt like a new person, stronger. It gave you time to come to terms with everything that occurred.

You walk towards your apartment complex and notice a sign saying ‘got7 fan meeting’, outside the hotel across the street. You bundle your stuff inside and into the elevator. You enter your pin and walk into your apartment. You expected the apartment to be in the state that you left it, clothes on the couch. And you expected to be overwhelmed with the smell of bad food, but it was tidy and it smelt nice, homely. You drag your bags into your bedroom and lay down on your made bed. You didn’t accidentally hire a maid did you?

Jaebum held hands with a fan and gave the best fan service he could, but he was distracted, you weren’t back yet. It had been 2 months, since he had seen you, talked to you. At first he was worried sick because you just disappeared without a trace. But then he came to the realisation that you went home. And he thought you should have some space. He checked if you were back every opportunity he had, sneaking out in the middle of the night. Sometimes he would just sit there, just to feel your presence and reminisce about what you once had. It has also been months since he had spoken to Jinyoung, besides music shows, the two had no interactions whatsoever. It wasn’t long until the other members noticed. The two offered no explanation, after while the other members and management just accepted that the two drifted apart.

Jaebum gets up.

“I’m gonna go to the bathroom.” He says to the manager.

The manager offers to go with him.

“It’s okay. I’ll be back soon, I just think I ate something weird.”

He walks out of the door and jogs towards the front door.

He takes the short journey up to your apartment.

You take a bite out of your sandwich as you settle down on your couch. You hear the beep of someone entering your pin. You grab your blanket and sandwich and hide in your bedroom.

Jaebum enters the apartment, he takes a seat on your couch. You quietly take a peek through the space in your door. It was Jaebum. Why was he here? Was he the one that cleaned your apartment? You were slightly touched that he still came to see if you were back. But you couldn’t forget everything that happened. A part of you wanted to go out and say hey, you missed him. But you also wanted to keep your distance.

Jaebum sighs and stands up. You watch intently as he grabs a piece of paper and jots down a note. He places the note next to a pile of notes on the kitchen counter. How come you didn’t notice them? You fall into the door, causing it to slam shut.

Jaebum turns around.

“Hello?” He yells.

You hold your breath and stand still.

“Must just be a breeze.” He mutters to himself before leaving.

You take a deep breath and walk out of the bedroom, still clutching on to your sandwich. You put it down and pick up the notes.  You flick through the pages, they said things like ‘I miss you’ or ‘I’m sorry’. There was one that affected you deeply. It read:

‘I am truly sorry that I hurt you like this. It was wrong of me, someone like you deserves the best. I gave you the worst, I failed as a boyfriend, a friend and as a man. I know you have probably gone home and I don’t know when you’ll be back. Or if you’ll be back. I wanted you to know that I love you and I will forever love you, nothing you could do or say could effect that. If you shouted at me, cussed me out, I would still love you. I deserve everything that comes to me. If you do end up reading this, please let me know you’re back. You don’t have to continue contacting me. I just need to know you’re okay, and that you were able to heal. Once I know that I might be able to live my life.

 Love Jaebum xoxo.’

You clutch the letter, contemplating whether you going to contact him. Your thoughts are interrupted when the pin is entered in your door once again. You sprint into the bedroom once again.

UT: Next Game Possibilities

A Preface

A lot of people are going to see this and immediately raise the question: ‘Do we really know there will be another game?’ Or simply say ‘there will not be another game.’ 

These people are speaking from a place of ignorance and stubbornness in the face of overwhelming evidence. 

The next game, details of which remain ‘Shrouded In Darkness’ has been confirmed for half a decade. 

I’ll say again: The next game has been confirmed for half a decade.

It’s coming. That is not what this post is about.

Here’s the way this post is going to work: I’m going to go over possible options for the next game. Settings, maybe characters, plot details possibly. I’ll lay everything I can think of out for a potential next game, and then comment on how likely that is, or how likely it’s not. This is not going to be a complete set of possible predictions, obviously, because while I try to control for it, I am biased. But I hope that it’s a pretty good layout.

Let’s get started …

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anonymous asked:

Could we get a drabble where F!Robin and Frederick share a bed for the first time?

The war was finally over.

You could breathe air again, knowing you were heading for a time of peace. You were both excited and nervous at the same time, though. Excited because you could finally spend time with you husband, Frederick. And nervous, because…

Well, you had yet to tie the knot.

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So long and goodnight

pairing: michael x reader

word count: 4,246 

aight, there were so many fucking tears shed while writing this because of how fucking sad it is ON TOP OF THE FACT THAT ITS INSPIRED BY HELENA BY MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE 

bitch.. im still not over the whole teaser shit mcr released because yall probably know that im one of the biggest mcr fans out there (been rocking out to them since i was 5 fight me) and theres just so many feelings i have for this band plus its a sad michael imagine and michael already gives me so many feels so just,,, im sorry if anyone reading this is the same way i am and probably thinks this is way sadder and more depressing than it should be

DISCLAIMER (is this even the right term?): theres drug use involved in this so if that makes you uncomfortable, read with caution :)

im not going to say hope you like this one because,, well how can you like something so sad and emo? idk fam just here it is

All good things must come to an end at some point. In life, there’s the good shit and the bad shit. And no matter how terrible the bad shit is, it’ll end at some point. Same goes for good shit: it doesn’t matter if you ended up becoming king of the world and got everything you wanted in life, it would end at some point. You would get old and people would stop to care about you, you’d run out of things that make you happy and ultimately life would be dull and boring. The sun rises, creating a beautiful sunrise in the mornings, but the sunrise ends, and a boring blue sky casts over the earth. The sun sets, creating a beautiful sunset, but the sunset ends, and a black canvas overcomes the atmosphere dotted with mistakes made up of stars and planets (Michael preferred sunsets to sunrises; he found them more beautiful). The good shit would turn into bad shit. And in the end, nothing really mattered.

At least that’s how Michael saw it in his eyes.

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SnK 77 Thoughts

You know what I love about RAB?

Like, really, really love, beyond all the mass murder and betrayal?

They are the most dysfunctional trio in the entire manga.

Imagine, for an instant, how chill our heroes Eren, Mikasa, and Armin are as a unit. Think back to Trost, where their steady reliance on each other kept them all alive.

Observe, if you will, the same time period with RAB.

You two caused this mess. Get Bertolt to do it for you!

Observe the unchill murder children shrieking over how best to kill Marco.

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Penguin Q&A

Recently there has been a lot of discussion about tumblr not being a respected blogging platform. After tweeting about this subject, Penguin reached out and offered to do a Q&A. The following questions are from some of my followers.

A few things that you should know while reading:

  • Rachel can only speak for Penguin, no other publishing houses. Not even Random House Kids.
  • The Penguin tumblr has a blogger contact form, as well as an arc request form. This is the best way to start a working relationship with them. If you aren’t following the penguinteen tumblr, it is a great resource.

Hi guys! Rachel here from Penguin Young Readers. I am a Digital Associate Publicist, and I handle all blogger campaigns for YA, middle grade, and picture books. I am very excited to be answering your questions, so let’s GET TO IT.

 1. What requirements do you look for when you are selecting an influenster?

When I look for an influencer, the two most important things are quality of content and the level of engagement the posts generate. For content, I like to see consistency, a good level of enthusiasm, and a something well designed that isn’t just a glorified Amazon detail page. For engagement, specifically on Tumblr, I look at how many notes your posts get on average, and I will look at a few pages of your site to measure this.

 2. Do statistics like page views/monthly visitors carry the same weight when considering a Tumblr blog as with other blogs? What about interaction-type statistics, such as likes/reblogs? What about asks/answers, which serve the same function as comments but somewhat expanded?

Statistics are always a must to share if you want your site or channel to carry weight. Any information that you can give is going to be helpful. However, for Tumblr, if you have really strong likes/reblogs consistently, that is just as important as UVM. The reason I need this need kind of information is because the UVM tells me approximately how many people are seeing your site/page, while the interaction stats tell me how many people are regularly interacting with, reading, or responding to your content. These are different kinds of information that are both important when I evaluate the role you would play in one of our campaigns. Some of our campaigns involve more engagement than others.

 3. What is the end-goal for reviews and how can we help reach it through non-traditional means? Do you just want exposure, or is there some need reviews fill that photosets, quotes, etc. don’t? Can we find a way to fill that need that still works with tumblr’s fast-paced and highly-shareable style or are you dependent on the reviews?

All of the above! It honestly depends on the book and our overall marketing strategy for that title. We are ALWAYS up for fan art, photosets, quotes, or anything else you normally do. Along with our digital marketing team, I am always looking for these kinds of posts to reshare and get inspired by. Often we do like reviews to go along with posts, but I find that bloggers are doing more mini reviews these days, so use your discretion with these. If you have ideas of what you think works on your site, I am always open to hearing them.

 4. Do you have any advice on someone who wants to start building a relationship with a publisher?

It’s so hard to start out, I know! I can only speak for my process here at Penguin Young Readers since I know that other publishers operate differently. Participate in Twitter chats, review/promote lots of books, and make sure you can point to all the awesome things you have done independently of publisher help to prove that you are a worthwhile partner. That way, when you start reaching out to general publicity email addresses (which are usually checked weekly by an assistant and forwarded along to the appropriate publicist), you have proof to back it up. It’s definitely hard to break in, so just keep at it! It’s also good to connect with other bloggers who have gone through this process so they can offer perspective/advice.

 5. What new methods are publishers using to reach their readers other than reviews?

In the online space, we also rely heavily on Goodreads, social media activities, and blog campaigns that encourage different kinds of posts. In my position, I am always thinking of way to get people engaged with a book without simply directing them to write a review. For example, with Huntley Fitzpatrick’s upcoming release of THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO (out August 18th!), we had bloggers reread her first 2 books over two months, and I had bloggers pick their own superlatives and create “The Blog Most Likely To” posts. This way, they could use the book as a jumping off point to talk about their own blog and the blogging/reading experience. I found that bloggers really enjoyed the opportunity to do something different, and it was a good way for us to celebrate the bloggers who have supported Huntley’s books over the years. I see no reason why Tumblr users couldn’t be involved in something like this! J

 6. What do you feel is important to include in a review//What do publishers look for in reviews?

Publishers do looove good quotes. Anything we can pull out and use that will appeal to other readers, we will try to use in one way or another. Other important basics: correct publication date, title, and author name, buy links (Amazon, B&N, Indiebound, Apple, etc.), Goodreads links, and the lovely lovely cover!

A quick note on negative reviews: we obviously don’t love it when you trash our books. However, I completely understand that people don’t like everything they read and honesty is important, so there is a way to go about this so that everyone is happy! If I have sent you a book, you think you’ll like it, read it and hate it, please tell me. There are always ways you can promote the book without a review (like a giveaway). If you are not interested in that and choose to not review it, that’s also fine! If you write your bad review anyway, just give me a heads up. The worst thing is when an author sends me a horrible review of their book from a site I was just pleasantly emailing with an hour before. I expect a certain level of professionalism from bloggers that I work with, so honesty and transparency are important here.

 7. How does penguin see tumblr and other social media affecting the publishing business, both in the short and long term?

Again, I can only speak for my methods, but I think Tumblr is a fantastic tool for us! Building a strong and authentic social presence is such a great way for public figures to interact with their fans (Taylor Swift, goddess divine, for example). It’s a great way to engage with young people, and it only makes our marketing plans more robust. In terms of effecting business, I would say that it may put more focus on the author to be an active personality for their audience, and publisher’s social channels will act more like content producers for all of our books. This is all very exciting and fun for me since my specific position is a good blend of publicity and online marketing, and Penguin has definitely been paying attention to this space in a positive way. I plan to continue having these kinds of conversations, learning about how you behave in the digital space, and figuring out how we can work together to get more people reading. Am I being preachy? Can you tell I love talking about this stuff?

 8. Why is youtube taken more seriously/provided with more arc oppurtunities than tumblr where the edits, reviews and photographs are reblogged over and over again? Do you feel that youtube and Instagram have more influence over readers than tumblr? If so what is the reasoning?

I will first say that, for the most part, I don’t work with booktubers, and those relationships are handled by our online marketing department, which I work very closely with. Second, it is easier for us to measure the reach of a booktuber and their videos because their subscribers are clearer and we can see how many views their videos are getting. The reach of the top booktubers cannot be overstated. However, the readers watching those videos, the readers following your Tumblrs, the readers on Twitter who can retweet to enter a giveaway, and the readers who like a post on Instagram or Facebook are all consuming that content differently. We do our best to reach new readers while still servicing devoted fans, and it’s always a balance.

 9. What type of opportunities do you offer bloggers in foreign countries. I.E. Canada, Puerto Rico? Would you send an ARC to a blogger who is fluent in English even though it is not their native language?

Here’s the sad part! I don’t usually work with bloggers living in foreign countries because of shipping. If we have digital galleys available, I try to consider foreign bloggers more, but we generally stay US-focused. BUT whenever we do fan-focused campaigns where you are creating things for your Tumblr in conjunction with a larger campaign, I will always be open to working with you! The problem is that we sometimes don’t have sales rights in other countries (the might be owned by another publisher), so there isn’t an incentive to work with bloggers outside the country because any sales they generate in their region wouldn’t go to us.

 10. What if we have filled out the form previously but were never contacted? Should we fill it out again? How long should we wait before doing so?

If you have filled out the form, welcome! You are one of the roughly 1,500 people in my database! (and I delete old contacts that are no longer active). I get about 100 new people registering their blogs every month. I love this! But it does make it hard for me to give the proper time to each new blogger. I look at all the requests on a daily basis, and I do my best to use everyone in some way.

Please note that when you do register and request books, it’s not guaranteed that I will send you something because the demand is so high. I will usually contact you about 1-2 months before the book comes out if I am looking to get you involved. If you registered before November 2014, you can re-register with updated stats, but please make that very clear so I can know to delete your original record. Please do not re-register every month to update your stats, you can do this once every 6-12 months and only if there is a significant change.