by which i mean very

iztarshi  asked:

Reading your Coran analysis (which is great) I'm left wondering how Coran would react to purple!Keith. After all, he's probably known a lot of teenage Galra in his time, considering how close their races were. He could just consider Keith easier to take care of, he knows more about Galra than these odd humans he's been trying to parent :D

It’s hard to say for sure?

I mean, Coran went very quiet on the subject, which- again, that kind of moving to the background thing, but I feel like that’d be potentially nerve wracking for Keith if he’s picked up how Coran tends to sort his feelings- it might even be scarier for Keith to try and broach the topic with Coran because Allura, at least, is pretty honest if she’s not feeling good about something.

Now, I don’t think Coran would just calmly harbor a grudge on Keith the way he does Zarkon- that’s a lot of orders of magnitude different, and I think part of the thing is here… Coran has the advantage of age on most of the team. A certain amount of him can’t really not see Keith as a kid, and one in a vulnerable scared place at that.

I still think he’d put up a poker face and default to his sort of mild-mannered-but-blunt attitude on the subject just because… I feel like there’d be health concerns, with the team. Something is suddenly happening with Keith’s body and they’re not sure what triggered it or if this is just a symptom of something else, that’s worrying- and he can’t afford Keith getting shy and folding off away from the team at personal cost, because I’d assume that much like Allura, regardless of how Coran might feel about having had a secret galra on the team, I think he’d feel stronger about potentially endangering Keith because of it.

Genji’s lines in “Heroes of the Storm” reveal the following:

  • He thanks Overwatch for saving his life, because he was barely alive when they came across him.
  • He notes that Overwatch has the power to produce such technology and save lives this way (which I assume means they are one of the very few organizations that can do that). 
  • He explains that his body is not a weapon; it is a massive, highly advanced prosthetic.
  • He does not understand why people call him “Mr. Roboto” when he isn’t actually a robot.
  • He references the “my body is ready” meme, so I guess being a filthy memer that cites ancient memes in the year 2070 runs in the family. 

He also has lines that relate to Hanzo:

  • “In hindsight, I should have listened when Hanzo said he had the high ground.”
  • “My father once told me a story of two dragons who were grounded for a week because they stayed out past curfew.”

I thought I’d share because the lines relating to Hanzo really interest me. I also don’t know if these can be considered canon, but good to keep in mind, y’know?

anonymous asked:

Okay, so here I am, an innocent lurker, having just found this blog, when I see: "what if the skywalkers were cthulu-type monsters." excuse me??? please elaborate you just wrote that and nothing else im dying ex p la i n y o ur s el f

  • The Force is everything that ever was and ever will be, every storm and every silence, the hunting krayk dragon and cowering bantha calf: it is huge, all-consuming, completely inhuman. How, then, could its children be anything short of monstrous? (Wonders, yes. But monsters all the same.)
  • Anakin Skywalker is boy-shaped, but Obi Wan cannot bear to look at him. 
  • A clarification: he can look at him with his human eyes; but he must clamp down the extra eyes his Force-sensitivity gives him, because when he doesn’t – well. The first time he met the boy he hadn’t closed those eyes; he’d open them, wide and curious and seen –
    • teeth and claws and roiling shadows, a slipslide of features and starfire, the white blur of warpspeed and it hurts –
  • Anakin Skywalker is the son of the Force, half human and half something extraordinary. There’s a reason the Jedi don’t like him, why Yoda mistrusts him; they all have to close their extra eyes around him; and even when they’re white-knuckled with effort, clamping down so the Force can’t so much as whisper to them (and that hurts Jedi, of course it does, it runs counter to all their training about opening up and trusting in the Force) and even then they still feel the velvet quiver of unseen limbs over their skin. 
  • And more. And worse. When he is angry – which is often – his shadow warps into something awful, and even the least Force-sensitive being quails at the profound wrongness of the sight. His features warp and melt, teeth spiralling out from his pupils, his mouth cracks open wide, his tongue growing scales and feathers and catching fire and he smiles, oh how he smiles and –
    • nothing like him should exist and
    • and you blink, lose the moment, he’s just a young man glowering at you, and his shadow is the same, but the memory of that horror is seared into the back of your brain.
  • It is no surprise that Padme dies in childbed. 
  • The first child’s cry makes Obi Wan’s bones rattle. It – you could not call it anything but an it – is a twisting, squirming mess of light and dark. There’s a wing, a thorned branch: you cannot focus on it. You cannot pin a shape to it. Obi Wan wants to run away, run and never look back. But the Med Droid is offering it to him; and it is a child, of a sort; and Obi Wan takes it, and it coalesces into a soft pink baby girl. He places it – her – against Padme’s white breast. Padme cradles it. “She’s beautiful.”
  • The second is just the same: pushed out like any human baby, but a roling mess of lightening and thick syrupy cloud, one moment tentacled and the next furred, pure power condensed. Obi Wan takes it in his arms and it solidifies into another fat baby, small and squalling. 
  • He’s not like the other babies, Luke Skywalker. He’s a funny one. When he smiles, you have the sudden absurd impulse that he’s got too many teeth for his face. His hair is corn-gold, but when you see it out of the corner of your eye you swear that it isn’t hair at all, but fire and teeth. Looking at him too long is like staring into the sun. 
  • The other children are scared of him, Behu says to Owen, once. And Owen says: children always know. And Behu says: he isn’t a bad kid. Owen says: he’s a wonder. And that’s the problem. 
  • Jabba’s goons go to the Lars farm to collect water once. Only once. They return to Jabba’s palace gibbering nonsense, with their eyes burned out. Both mumble something about there’s something wrong with the boy and then jump into the ragnar pit. 
  • Don’t do that again, says Owen, but he hugs his nephew all the same, pulls him close, kisses his temple. He feels something hot-cold run over his spine, like something far larger than the child is trying to embrace him back. That night, Behu runs her fingers over the new white scartissue on her husband’s back, and says, he’s a good kid. Owen says, I know.
  • If I was there I could have saved them, Luke says to Ben Kenobi, years later, and in that moment he has a thousand thousand eyes and all of them are burning, and he has no limbs but a dozen wings bearing him aloft, and each feather is molten gold and each feather drips blood. Ben thinks of Anakin, screws his Force-sensitivity closed. Luke is a monster. A wonder. But first and foremost he is a boy, and he is grieving. 
    • Ben Kenobi holds him while he weeps. 
  • When Leia comes, she turns into a celestial horror with more teeth than Han cares to count. “Huh,” he says, after their first time. She’s so little in his arms, but so vast. He feels something gentle his back. He says, “Next time, I’ll wear a blindfold, princess. Don’t want to blind me, do you? Then I won’t be able to see when you’re doing stupid shit.” She titters, presses her face into the curve of his neck. 
    • Love comes to everyone, including monsters. 

sisters so beautiful they reduce the self esteem of everyone who meets them

So what you’re telling me is that the lieutenants are okay 👀👀👀👀 

an incomplete list of Actual Canon Things that monkey d luffy has done
  • snuck into the biggest, most important, most secure prison in the world by hanging off the most beautiful woman in the world’s ass
  • saw a zombie start to come out of grave. pushed it right back down
  • grabbed the people who were coming with him and jumped off a Very Very Tall Gigantic Elephant instead of climbing down like a normal person jfc luffy
  • got eaten by a snake once and just like. didnt realize it??
  • kinda kidnapped the mermaid princess?? except not really because she wanted to go but she wasn’t supposed to leave so his solution was to hide her in her shark’s mouth
    • keep in mind, she was like.. the size of a whale. which i mean very literally. like she was a giant mermaid. like 20x larger than luffy. jfc. the poor shark
    • luffy later hid in the shark too. the poor shark
  • refuses to be called a hero because a hero is the kind of person who would divide up and share the meat, and he’s going to eat all the meat himself
  • got really mad at laboon when his special seat on the Going Merry was snapped off by hitting laboon, so he rips off the mast and hits laboon with it??? why???
  • meets the kraken and decides to make it his pet
    • he fucking names it after a type of squid too, even though it’s an octopus
  • saw the most beautiful woman in the world naked. was just disappointed that there wasn’t food
  • a disembodied pair of legs got attached to his back so he decided that he was now a centaur
  • saw a talking tree and a unicorn. immediately tried to invite them to join the crew (his crew stopped him)
    • did the same thing with brook, actually, since brook is a skeleton
  • immediately upon meeting brook, he asks him if he poops
    • he does this a few other times too, to other non-human entities, but i cant remember specifics right now
      • also brook answers the question?? why??
        • he can poop, if anyone was curious
  • PUNCHED a CELESTIAL DRAGON in the FACE which admittedly isn’t weird at all compared to the rest of this stuff but it was DAMN SATISFYING


I have noticed a trend/pattern in my ships

One is usually the brooding, snarky, and usually silent but is actually a softie and just needs to be hugged type

While the other is the positive, “perfect”, hope-filled but actually secretly has a badass and dark side type

Aka “Looks like they can kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll” and the “looks like a cinnamon roll but can actually kill you” pairing


me: Man-Ew is abusive because he fits more than half of this university’s women’s center’s signs of abuse. He gets possessively jealous, his behavior is unpredictable, he belittles and humiliates the woman he claims to love in public where her co-workers can both see and hear, he refuses to respect Kara’s decisions in a situation where she has more experience making decisions than he does, he refuses to listen to Kara and actively chooses to break promises he makes to her, then when things go wrong because he does what he wants anyway and Kara has to get very firm and harsh with him to get him to hear her she ends up being the one portrayed as the bad guy and has to apologize to him instead. Also he calls her his “kryptonite” and pushed her to make a decision about her job that could get her fired when he had no right to make that decision for her and proceeds to not look or sound sorry at all when she does inevitably lose her job. No little girl watching this, or older girls and women for that matter, should have to watch this and be told through the narrative that it’s what romance looks like.


me: Replacing James Olsen, a Black love interest, with Man-Ew, a white male slave-owning love interest, is racist. It’s part of a larger pattern of interracial couples in film and television getting sidelined because fans and creators didn’t “see chemistry” between the characters. Usually it’s the Black character who gets written/killed off and the white character gets paired off with another white character of the opposite gender. And if the writers did just genuinely feel that James and Kara had no chemistry and wanted to introduce a new love interest, they could have made that character also a character of color so as to avoid the critique that the decision was actually based on race. At the very least, they could have let Kara have a female love interest, even if she was white, so that the relationship was still breaking boundaries and not just replacing an interracial relationship with your standard, generic, white hetero relationship that is actually abusive.


me: nvm, y’all voted for Lord Dampnut anyway, so there’s no point to this

anonymous asked:

Steve being his SJW Brooklyn-born self.

Thanks Veronica for letting me know this one was yours!

“I’m Irish,” Steve said, “which means I’m very stubborn. And I was born in New York, which means I’m not afraid to throw a punch. And I was raised as a decent human being, may my Ma’s memory be a blessing, which is how I know which fights to pick.”

The reporter, microphone in hand, brushed his windblown hair out of his eyes. “But surely, Captain, as a representative of the US Government, this is a….polarizing place for you to be.”

“I don’t represent the government,” Steve said. 

“But you’re Captain America!”

“Yeah, not President America,” Steve retorted. Behind him, a tall, willowy woman snickered at the reporter. “I represent the people of America. In specific I represent the people of America who need someone who is too stubborn to give up and knows how to throw a punch.”

A guy in a Captain America shield shirt, standing next to Steve, grinned at him. 

“Do you worry how this will affect your image?” the reporter asked. 

Steve rolled his eyes. “Do I strike you as a fella who worries much about his image?” he asked. “Look, if you’re done askin’ me dumb questions how about you give the mic to the folks who actually need a platform?” he added, and plucked the microphone out of the reporter’s hand. The man gasped and grabbed for it, but Steve had already passed it over his shoulder to the woman standing behind him. 

“TRANS WOMEN ARE WHAT?” she yelled, and the crowd yelled back WOMEN! “TRANS MEN ARE WHAT?” MEN! 

The news feed cut out at that point, but not before the cameras caught Steve’s sign, which read KEEP YOUR BIGOTRY OUT OF MY BATHROOM. Tony muted the TV and glanced at Steve.

“You really don’t worry at all about it, do you?” he asked. “Your image in the media.”

“Do you think I came outta that looking bad?” Steve asked, curiously.

“No, but some people will.” 

“What do I care what a buncha bigots think? What are they going to do? I’m too big for them to knock me down and they can’t take anything from me I value. Captain America isn’t a job you get fired from; only way to lose that mantle is to walk away from it, and I’m bad at walking away from things.”

“Yes, as demonstrated,” Tony said with a grin. “Well, I hope you know what you’re doing, going up against The Man.”

“Son, I came out of Brooklyn,” Steve said, and Tony laughed. “We were born to fight the Man.” 

onthebanksoftheriverstupid  asked:

I want to thank you for all of the encouragement you give people who ask you about art. That being said, where have you found the bulk of your encouragement when you are doubting yourself or your skills?

it’s my pleasure!! young or beginner artists deserve to know that other artists have all been in the same place at some point or another.

and i had to think about this for a while, but i think i’ve always been encouraged by other artists indirectly. looking at it, i’ve always had a natural curiosity when looking at another’s work and thinking “how did they do that??” which made me look past my doubt and focus on something fresh

i also once followed an artist who had an awesome style, but they were asked “could you tell us what you learned in this [art college course]? i’m really interested in that” and they gave the response “no, and if you want to know, afford the tuition yourself. i’m not giving away this knowledge for free” and i found that to be………..MASSIVELY discouraging, and i promised myself i would never withhold the knowledge i’ve gained, if only in effort to help encourage artists to push forward themselves.

sometimes all it takes is hearing the words from the person whose work you enjoy to push you most 

Anonymous said:

Your art is pretty amazing! (I’m not an English speaker, so I hope it doesn’t make it not amazing or something^^“”“”“”“”“”“”“”“” I love your art very much!!

looks great!! i appreciate your efforts! thank you so much ♥♥♥♥

you bug and you fuss and you meddle but in the end it doesn’t matter because there’s nothing you can do, you can’t help and you can’t fix anything

wheresthenorth  asked:

Don't you ever get the feeling that Voltron Force's Keith looks kind of like a Legendary Defender sheith child just sayin

i actually haven’t thought about that before but you could be on to something! here’s a family photo for comparison; check those pretty kogane eyes and that strong shirogane jawline

(gee keith, how come the garrison lets you have two dads)


Fai does his job and properly voices the plot details so that Syaoran (and I) can catch up - but also goes through the effort of pointing out that Kurogane figured it out before him and refused to be the one to say it. 


But what I’m really interested in is that they actually specify exactly which bits of the race Tomoyo fixed. 

Ie, she fixed the preliminary, but I have to guess not all of the preliminary. Tomoyo was very fixed on the combustion particles that were used in the race, so I’m going to stick with my assumption that THAT was Kyle, and that Tomoyo organised the wind thing. Maybe? I could be completely wrong about that. She could just be really committed to acting surprised even during private moments where only her guards can see her. I GUESS WE’LL SEE.

But, more importantly, Tomoyo fixed the first 2 checkpoints of the main race but nothing beyond that. SO, the dragon tube and the exploding badge machine were hers, but not the deadly geyser that almost killed Sakura. 

Not that it’s terrible surprising that she didn’t do the last one, of course. 


But I’m curious, because the first checkpoint almost eliminated Sakura from the race in itself. Did Tomoyo just believe in Sakura’s abilities? Was it not supposed to malfunction THAT badly? 


And of course, a liveblog wouldn’t be complete without one of my earlier observations being rendered completely redundant by something that happened less than two pages into the next chapter. 


anonymous asked:

Sorry to vent at you, but I'm rewatching this episode and I just got to the half elves argument and Vax just saying that Vex is obviously in love with Percy made me so uncomfortable. I'm dating a very cool human right now who I love very much, but due to circumstances I'm not comfortable telling anyone I'm related to that I'm dating them, because that would lead to a family queer religious shitshow. And then Vax just goes and outs Perc'ahlia without Vex's consent and I'm So Uncomfortable Why Vax

Yeah I noticed that too and I have a couple of thoughts

First off, Vax wears all of his emotions on his sleeve. Everything he told the girls in that room, there was nothing new, y’know? Vax is brutally open and honest and tends to expect the same thing from everyone else which becomes a point of issue in his argument with Scanlan but that’s another post so he doesn’t filter stuff, whether he’s talking about himself or other people

he’s also clearly got expectations about Percy and Vex’s relationship––his assumption she’d stay in Whitestone shows that. Vax has a sort of fairytale view of the world; you meet the person you love and you stay with them (or you don’t, but that means you didn’t love them, like his mother and Syldor). Which is why he’s honest with Gilmore, I think––because he does love Gil, but he’s also a complicated mess and at the end of the day wants to make sure Gilmore knows where he stands, much as that hurts. But he projects that same sort of brutal honesty onto Vex, who is far subtler and more methodical about her life choices, which puts them in conflict

and to get into the meta aspect, I think this is one of those cases where sitting at the table comes back to bite them, because like Marisha/Keyleth halfway alluded to, the split between what the players and the characters know is pretty wide and that gets glossed over sometimes? not to the point of metagaming, but to the point that they have to actively ignore what they know, which makes RP hard. (I also think, tbh, the fandom has something to do with this––perc’ahlia has been so prevalent for so long that it’s hard to remember they only got together like, a week ago in-game; there are expectations on them that don’t really line up with canon)

but Vax and Vex have been shifting away from each other for a while now, in terms of how they deal with the major issues of their lives and where they see themselves in the future, and I think that despite the similarity of their response to Scanlan’s exit, this is the sort of thing that’ll drive them further apart, and Vax’s attempt to air the secrets between them is part of that

jollysunflora  asked:

Wait why cant u read our fanfics

It’s not that I can’t. It’s that I won’t. :)

Briefly: there are a lot of writers who’ve built their skills early on by reading widely and copying other writers’ styles and techniques. (C.S. Lewis used to say that a good writer ought to be like a kid turned loose in somebody’s orchard: they should abscond with whatever’s to their taste, assuming they can carry it off.)

Anyway, I’m one of those writers. I am very acquisitive. By which I mean that if you’ve done something in a way that makes me appreciate the technique or style, I’ll steal the technique as soon as look at it, and be adapting it for my own purposes two minutes later. Or sooner. 

Knowing that, there is no way I’ll read fanfics written in the YW universe. This may sound a bit bizarre, but for me a major source of satisfaction in my (YW and other) series work is that the developments in plot and character over time come out of my own head, not from commenting critics or fans. With this in mind, I don’t dare take the chance that I might lift concepts or themes from some fan’s work. It would break my heart to discover that something I thought was mine wasn’t original to me.

…There are also questions of legal exposure. Pro writers have in the past wound up in legal difficulties with fan writers who had given the pro access to their work (or were able to prove they’d had access to it). Granted, this is a lesser concern for me, because the YW fandom is the nicest fandom on Earth… but the whole issue’s easily avoided by just not reading any YW fanfic. So that’s the route I take.

Hope that makes sense to you, because it’s the way things are, and the way they’ll remain. :)

As much as I love the SasuSaku piggyback scene, must I remind whoever came up with that idea of this:

It’s probably bad that when I think “Harry Potter,” Darren Criss comes to mind instead of Daniel Radcliffe