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A Diverging in the Wood [2/3]

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Summary: Events shift.  History rearranges.  Another horror beyond human comprehension joins the fray during Weirdmageddon. 

Good thing they’re on the side of humanity.

[A/N:  I Honestly don’t know how to explain the context to this and it’s been literally half a year since I’ve posted anything for it, but.  Canon Divergence AU for this fic which is just sleeping, I promise.  Features eldritch abomination Stan - it makes sense in context. Kind of.]

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To Stanford’s complete lack of surprise, hell was freezing cold.

Though a revolutionary discovery to be sure, he had doubts it would stand up to any reputable academic committee. The main issue was, his current location was more accurately described as “Ford Pines’ Personal Pyramidal Hell” than the classic Judeo-Christian equivalent. Specifically, traits of demons present were more “horns and cloven feet” than “sixty-degree angles.”

Unfortunately, that fact narrowed down the field of concerned individuals significantly. To two, actually - him and his fellow captive, the rather perturbed looking child (?) dancing frantically in a cage hanging from the ceiling. 

Not Ford’s oddest roommate experience, but it did make top five.

It was just one of those days. Weeks? Months? Extra-temporal periods of existence?

The worst part about the death of linear time, Ford thought to himself sadly, was the language involved.

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so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this point but it is in fact true that inheriting something from a relative, when you know full well that it was stolen, does not make it yours.

this clearly goes doubly so for powerful magical artifacts, and especially for artifacts which are strongly implied to contain part of their creator’s soul!

you can talk about consequences - maybe the artifact in question has benefits for you, maybe you’re not convinced its rightful owners would use it responsibly - but talking about the consequences doesn’t erase the fact that whatever benefits you think you’re getting are achieved through wrongful means.

which is why i, too, think Frodo should have given the One Ring back to Sauron. thief.

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How to love female characters

All fandoms struggle with sexism towards female characters. These are just a few tips I’ve come up with to help you enjoy and appreciate female characters more!

  1. Rewatch/read/listen to the original content from the female characters’ perspective: Often the best way to engage with characters is to immerse yourself in the actual canon content. Try and watch that show, read that book, listen to that podcast/musical again but this time around, focus on the female characters you’re having a hard time with. What’s their story? Did they get character development? Did their actions make sense in context? What are their strengths? What are their flaws? How would you define them? You might find that they have more complexity and are easier to understand than you initially found.
  2. Forgive female characters: This one is the toughest. It is ingrained in us that women’s flaws are gaping, that they have to be perfect and hyper compassionate and always at other people’s disposal, and when a female character doesn’t fit that narrow model of the ideal woman, we tend to hate her. In addition to that, particularly in fandom, we tend to ignore female characters who we don’t deem as interesting as male characters by default. If you think poorly of a female character, try to look at her actions from her perspective, understand why she did them, and forgive her for it. Forgive the female characters for not being perfect. If a female character did something, has a particular trait that you wouldn’t mind on a male character, forgive her for it. If a female character has a quirk that you would love on a male character, love her for it.
  3. Headcanon around female characters: In fandom, we tend to express our love for characters by expanding our perceptions of them through headcanon. If you’re struggling with loving a particular female character, try to think further than what canon gives you. What are her hobbies? What are her favorite things to do when she’s on her own? What are her relationships to other people like? Describe her past, her future. What does her room look like? Try and gain a full vision of the character based on what canon gives you and how you perceive her.
  4. Expand your shipping horizons: Often, we tend to consider that women’s relationships are less deep than men’s relationships, that their feelings are more shallow and less interesting to explore by default. If there’s a pairing in canon with a female character you have a hard time loving, try and see why the other part of the pairing loves her. If all your ships are between male characters, try and find a female character that a male character is close to and imagine what they would be like in a pairing, or even try and imagine two female characters in a relationship. You might find dynamics you really enjoy!
  5. Consume fan content around female characters: If you’ve found a pairing with a female character (or two!) that you enjoy headcanoning around, try to find fanfiction or fanart of that particular pairing. Fanartists are usually very emotionally involved in the pairing they’re producing content about and will be very receptive to your comments and appreciation. Leave comments on the fics centered around female characters, reblog the fanarts, find other fans to talk with about the female characters. Partake in the community.
  6. Create fan content around female characters: Now that you’ve reached this point of getting invested in the female characters of the media content you consume, appreciating the ships they can be part of, engaging in the fan content, why not make your own? If you can draw, try to doodle a few sketches of the female characters. If you can write, try to write a drabble or two about female characters, just to give it a try. If you can’t write, yes you can, give it a try. You might be really into it and want to create even more. The only limit is your imagination. Give the female characters some love!

These are just a few ideas on how to give female characters equal space in fandoms! Please give female characters a chance.

i feel like…we should talk about borderlines actually being manipulative more? not in the context of like “all borderlines are evil and inherently manipulative” but like the motivation we can have to try to ensure we aren’t abandoned or hurt. and it can be little things or we may not even realize we’re doing it. and that is a sad reality that leads us to question whether or not we’re being manipulative; but in the same vein it is good to check yourself sometimes. borderlines are not evil and not inherently abusive (while, as anyone, they could be in theory, we’re more likely to be abused and there’s nothing about borderlines that makes us abusive) but I feel like manipulation isn’t something I hear much about. it’s another one of those less #relatable things that will get less notes because it promotes “toxic behavior” like my dude listen if you don’t do harm and you’re acknowledging the fuckiness it can be beneficial to talk about it. manipulation isn’t a good thing, no; but neither are our violent impulses or suicidal ideation. it needs to be discussed like everything else. manipulation walks a fine line but don’t be afraid to talk about it in this community.

Diana breaking a gun on her back in the last trailer makes even more sense now that we have some context. In the new trailer, we see another Amazonian get shot and Diana looking heartbroken as she sees it happen. She had clearly never seen a gun/bullet before. So she sees one for the first time and it’s immediately used to kill/injure her friend. That’s a pretty perfect way to give her a hatred of guns right off the bat.

The scene of her blocking the bullet on the battlefield in the new trailer paralleled that scene perfectly, because now she does know what guns are and what they can do.

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and you can understand why in the last trailer, she was cutting guns in half and breaking them with her back. Guns were used to kill her fellow Amazons.

I love gun hating Wonder Woman.

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JJ says he wants to get married after the World Championship, not the Grand Prix Final. They’re two completely different events. Thanks to this post we know the GPF is in December and is toward the beginning of the skating season, while the World Championship is in April and is the last and biggest competition of the season.

I don’t know if it was just me but for some reason I always assumed when they were talking of marriage they were talking about after the GPF. I even went back to episode 10 to check what he says there and indeed

No mention of which competition he’s talking about.

I think, based on context it makes sense to assume he’s talking about the GPF, but unless there’s a mistake in the translation for episode 11 or some continuity error his goal is a lot more long-term. He’s already looking ahead to the rest of the skating season (season 2?).

This also makes that whole exchange in episode 10 all the more hilarious because it stems from a misunderstanding. Viktor is talking about getting married after the GPF, JJ is talking about Worlds. The two weddings wouldn’t be in conflict with each other at all!

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Klaus perceiving Caroline’s sublimated feelings

Okay people explain a lot of Greek myths on this site to make a bit more sense by giving some context for the original version or the society they were told in. So the stories don’t sound so out of nowhere in some details. What I want to know is: when Rhea gave a rock in swaddling clothes to Cronus instead of a baby, and he ate it anyway and was like, ok, baby eaten, done now, how did a rock pass as a baby? Like, there are key differences between rocks and babies and… I know he was swallowing them whole because eventually he barfs them up whole and then they overthrow him, just like what happens with all teenagers and their dads.

But still, there’s a difference between a rock and a baby, several differences, and I feel like maybe an animal in swaddling clothes would have done the whole moves/makes noise stuff he expected from babies, or even a doll stuffed with sand would have been more convincing than a rock, and both those options sound more “Greek myth-ish” than “dress up a rock like a petrified Cabbage Patch Kid.” So is there some sort of symbolism to it being a rock? Was “rock” something different in an earlier version? If the Titans were pre-Olympian religious figures in a previously existing Titan worship religion is the story just weird because it’s a patched-in story for how one pantheon rose over the other? Is this some sort of really funny Greek wordplay joke about rocks that was lost in translation? Or was Cronus just… not good at… knowing the difference between a rock and a baby?

let's talk about Ursa for a minute

I’ve heard a lot of people blame Ursa for the emotional damage inflicted on Azula. And while I agree that how Ursa treated Azula had a negative effect on the way she turned out, it’s unfair to all characters involved to look at their relationship in a vacuum. The Royal Family is very complex, and it’s important to consider the context before assigning blame for Azula’s situation.

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Like, we hardly ever see het couples get even ONE reason as to why they are in love. Not even one tiny bit of context as to what they have in common to make sense of it. No, we usually just get, oh I find her/him attractive and so we have sexual tension. That’s IT. And everyone immediately and easily accepts that shit. But, when two men need each other MORE THAN ANYTHING. Have saved each other’s lives again and again starting in episode ONE. Would die for each other. Sacrifice being together to make the other happy if they think it’s what the other one wants. And everyone can’t see the possibility that there might be more to their relationship? THAT is why this happening is making fucking history.

spacezii  asked:

Could a toddler Wheatley be done for Chell?

Looks like it’s time to whip out some draws that I did almost a year ago and never ever posted. 

A long while back during a stream someone asked for baby bots and  @morelovelyandmoretemperate​ started spewing up an entire babybot!AU and the idea just wouldn’t stop rollin. (it was a really fun AU idea and we might make an original story out of it someday who knows) 

So I guess I’ll finally post these before they collect more dust whomp enjoy!

And also everyone wanted to see Wheatley and Virgil in onesies so here’s a bonus~

Post-ep 10 Rewatch

I decided to marathon the whole series with the new context provided by episode 10 and OH MAN THE SUBTLE DIFFERENCES. Currently up to episode 2 and THIS SCENE:

Pre-episode 10, I always wondered, “why so much rage at Yuuri, Yurio? The poor guy didn’t do anything, it was all Viktor’s decision to fuck off to Japan.” I just chalked it up to irrational teenage lashing-out.

POST-EPISODE 10, IT MAKES MORE SENSE. I don’t know if Yurio necessarily heard what Yuuri said to Viktor as Yuuri humped Viktor’s leg in only his underwear, but he at least saw them interacting, and it’s not unreasonable for Yurio to assume that they’d had more contact than they did since then. 

Maybe he assumes that Yuuri had actively persuaded (*cough*) Viktor to coach him, or choreo a program for him. 

ALSO THIS BIT

Viktor: okay haven’t had much leeway with Yuuri this week. that ~magical night~ at the GPF Banquet started off with a DANCE OFF so maybe another one will help

Yuuri (clueless): what WHY this is cruel and unusual punishment, I can never win against Yurio

Yurio: YES A CHANCE TO REGAIN MY HONOR

HOW TO CAPTURE A WILD VIKTOR NIKIFOROV: STAGE A DANCE-OFF

anonymous asked:

Why do people seem so much more critical of su than before? I don't watch the show myself, but it sort of seems like it went from universal praise to general discontent. I don't really know much about any of it, but it seems kind of like people just set their expectations way too specifically, if that makes sense.

For context I really like this show and it’s important to me, I’m not writing out a long standing grudge now that it’s popular opinion

The first half ‘finale’ of season 1 kicked off the actual plot of the show and the actual finale was definitely the series’s apex where we got ‘Stronger Than You’ (that Steven Universe Song every one always goes on about)

But after in season 2 it went right back to the slice of life episodes which were kind of bland in comparison to these sweet plot threads we now knew existed. There was an arc where a villain was reformed and added to the main cast which was very well handled and considered another high point of the series

After that every thing started going downhill. There could have been another great character arc with Lapis at the start of season 3 except instead all the development was skipped and none of her problems with the main cast have been addressed at all

Characterization and personalities have just been changing from episode to episode, it doesn’t make sense at all. Plot only ever exists when it’s suddenly relevant and then the episodes entire focus. Season 3 and 4 don’t even have overarching goals? 

That’s not even taking into account very racist episodes as far back as season 1 and the way black coded characters are often portrayed, or concepts being handled so poorly it starts getting into abuse territory

if it sounds like I’m bitter it’s because i am