but then i saw a horse

Osomatsu-San x JRA collab projected on a screen made of water in Shinjuku - December 2016

It took me a while to remember that I had this video. Sorry that it’s the end of it and that the video is kind of shaky. I was walking around Shinjuku and I saw a big screen of water around the Golden Gai area at night and it was really cool so I went to go take a look. It was showing video of horses made of fire and water running around the screen. I didn’t realize it was an ad for the JRA until the end of the clip and then I was walking away until I heard the Matsuno boys and by the time I ran back and pulled out my phone it was the very end of it. However I was able to get this little bit! I hope that’s okay!

so i played skyrim tonight, and i thought i’d tell an important story about my journeys:

i was mostly wandering around minding my own business when i came upon whiterun stables and guys - listen. i found the most beautiful perfect horse i’d ever seen. majestic, beautiful, immaculate. i had to have him. so i figured - hey, i took long enough getting here, it’s the middle of the night, no one’s gonna see if i take this horse, right?

this was my first mistake.

so i hop on the horse. i press the big glaring red STEAL button and get my ass on the horse. perfect. 50 bounty from whiterun - well, no plan is ever perfect. and we start walking along - and who runs up to me, but a whiterun guard. “you have committed crimes against skyrim and her people” - he’s very upset. well holy shit! i didn’t think anyone saw me, but you know what, good sir, here, i’ll pay the fine -

“we’ll take your stolen goods, and - “

no. this simply won’t do. i come out of the keep, scheming. i must acquire my horse again.

so i go back to the stables, steal the horse again. it’s the same horse, of course it is, because he’s flawless and gallant and waited for me.

but then - again - the guard, crimes against skyrim and her people - well you know what sir, a cat-man’s pride for his perfect and beautiful horse is not a crime. so i hop off my perfect horse, and get my Destruction ready. i’m going to give this guard what-for. of course, in the process, i accumulate 1000 bounty from whiterun.

well, fuck. this, probably, could be considered mistake number two. i get on the horse again. +50 bounty from whiterun, but in the face of killing that guard, honestly, who’s going to notice one stolen horse? i press the big red STEAL button again.

“alright, RED STEEL,” i tell the horse, “from now on, you and i are fugitives.”

RED STEEL, noble and awe-inspiring steed, and i walk for a very, very, very long time. we can never go back. but - you guys, i found out something else about RED STEEL that made it all worth it:

well, of course. he can fly. my incredible, unkillable, righteous RED STEEL.

look at him, as majestic and all-powerful and graceful as i always knew him to be.

so - did i commit crimes against skyrim and her people? yes. yes, i did. but in doing so, i made an unforgettable friend, and a powerful ally. so was it worth it?

i’ll let you be the judge.

LoS snippet

Kieran gave a soft, impatient noise and flopped down on the bed, among the sheets. The blankets were already flung onto the floor. With his black hair tangled against the white linen, his body sprawled out with no regard for human modesty, Kieran looked even more of a wild creature. “Come with me, then,” he said. “Stay with me. I saw the look on your face when you saw the horses of the Hunt. You would do anything to ride again.”

Suddenly furious, Mark leaned down over him. “Not anything,” he said. His voice throbbed with low anger.

Kieran gave a slight hiss. He caught at Mark’s shirt. “There,” he said. “Be angry with me, Mark Blackthorn. Shout at me. Feel something.”

Mark stayed where he was, frozen, just above Kieran. “You think I don’t feel?”

You were all SO desperate to tear Beauty and the Beast apart before you even saw it and I love that it pisses on everyone’s complaints like “uh I hate the yellow dress it’s so ugly I hate Emma Watson for her whole ‘active princess’ bullshit :/”  meanwhile in the movie Belle literally tears her dress apart so it has to be flimsy to ride away on a horse. Or “Uh Lefou (which literally means the fool btw) is the gay character??? I bet he won’t even get a happy ending how dare this be our first representation as a joke!” Meanwhile in the movie Lefou has layers, he learns that his unattainable straight crush does him no favours, he redeems himself and gets a happy ending.

So what I’m trying to say is fuck y’all

I recently stumbled across some storyboards for Tangled, and I saw this one panel that had Maximus ( the horse ) dragging Flynn by the scruff of the neck. It really made me want to draw Noodle dragon no.1 ™ dragging McCree away from Hanzo when he’s about to make what he thinks is a smooth move on Hanzo. I’ve been insanely busy with work lately, but I get some time off soon so more drawings! yey! :D 

“Real Musical fans listened to/saw more than just Phantom, Les Mis and Wicked!”

“All those fake fans who only listened to Hamilton shouldn’t even call themselves Musical fans!”

“If your favorite Musical is Phantom of the Opera, Wicked or Les Miserables I just can’t take you serious.”

Holy shit fam there is a reason popular Musicals are popular and not everyone is rich enough to see a bunch of shows live or to even buy the cast recordings, besides many people choose not to watch bootlegs because they think it disrespects the creators, so get the fuck off your high horse you privileged arse.

i know after 5 fantastic beasts films jk rowling will have beaten the dead horse hp film franchise into a pulp and judging from what I just saw she still hasn’t heard of people of color BUT when hedwig’s theme started playing my heart filled up my chest and all i could think was “god, i didn’t realize how much I missed being home” and all the costumes are so cute and quietly magnificent also newt scamander is a precious autistic kind-hearted soft bi boy and i adore him very very much okay

Wonder Woman Movie Dolls Up

We are a little over three months from Wonder Woman finally showing up in her own movie on the big screen and today we got a look at the dolls Mattel will offering for the movie via Entertainment Weekly. And, Great Hera, they are getting me excited. There is one of her in the classic costume but we saw a lot of those from BvS. I’m more interested in these.

Yes Polly on her horse and Diana gets the same. All of these look fun and they are running in SRP of $19.99 for a single doll to $29.99 for the doll in the horse.

Which is your favorite?

anonymous asked:

how would the gentry react to students who are kind or polite? i mean i know they look out for favored students, but like just people who are genuinly helpful? "Oh jimmothy likes those beads? I saw those on sale last week, ill get him some! Even horse sized skeletons must have birthdays right? what do you mean "what do i owe" its just a gift jimmothy?" just people raised to be thoughtful and help out? Painting their roomates 3 toenails, helping out with homework, never demanding payment?

I think the overall attitude would be benevolent curiosity, because that is a very foreign idea but also a very pleasant one. Traditionally, too, the tend to quietly reward people who are kind for the sake of being kind. You would have allies, if it came to it.

(Jimothy is delighted beyond reason)


Happy 35th Birthday Tom Hiddleston! (February 9, 1981)

Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you’re playing a tender love story that’s set in a coffee shop or whether you’re in ‘The Avengers,’ which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding.

A different approach.

I worked my girl on my own for a bit the other day. The paddocks have been icy so she hadn’t been running and playing much, so she was full of vinegar and excited to be on the good footing of the indoor arena! She bounced, bucked, and hopped her away around the first few circles - never really hauling on me, just… frolicking at the end of the rope =) Then she settled, head low, into a long stretching trot.

The trainer barged into the arena and came down on me. “I just saw that horse rear like three times!!! And you didn’t spin her, smack her, correct her in any way! I try to help you but you just don’t trust my methods. You’re going to go off on your own and keep coddling this horse and get yourself into a mess!”

And on, and on. Then the sentence that summed up our difference in training style:

“You just stand there WAITING for her to calm down. You have to MAKE her be calm!”

Forced calmness? Through snapping a chain on her nose, smacking her with a rope, hitting her in the face? Doesn’t sound calm at all… defeated maybe. Shut down. Broken. Her profession is to break horses. I want to train mine. I want to negotiate, not dominate. I would chose a horse that might rear up on me or throw a little buck now and then over a horse that’s had the personality beat out of it any day. Such a horse might simply do as it’s told as nothing it isn’t told, but if I play my cards right I think my horse will offer me more.

I’ve never cared for pigs. I’ve always found them kind of terrifying, actually. I’ve seen too many wild boars to NOT be scared of pigs, but… I saw a couple of piglets at a reptile show earlier this year, and they were cute. Really cute. I-could-learn-to-love-you-probably cute. I may have to reevaluate my opinion of pigs…. though baby boars are ALSO deceptively adorable, with little stripes and everything.