can we take a moment to really appreciate this story

Emma Swan Appreciation

I just want to take a moment to appreciate how much care the writers have put into dealing with Emma’s fears and issues and making her such a relatable character. 

Emma is always Emma … not some “look, we fixed her” version of the character. She feels like a friend and sometimes she feels like me. She feels real because her story isn’t just about a fairytale ending … it’s about healing the pain of the past with the promise of the future. That doesn’t happen overnight and it can take years to really sink in.

Emma Swan reminds me to be brave and to be a good person and know that I deserve good things to happen to me. But she also reminds me that there are times when I might not handle everything perfectly … and that it’s okay.

Why hello there Mr. Mystery <3

icecreamveevee  asked:

I'm so happy for you Amelie! Not just from school work but in romance as well ;3 (hehe I was in the same boat as you except my friend--now bf--waited almost 4 years until as of last month to ask what we were) Yay for shoujo life~ lol But I'm happy to know that you're doing well! Please take the time to focus on work and I appreciate that you drop in every now and then to give us an update ✨💕 Best wishes to you!:D 💕💕💕

|| Aaaahhh hello hello! And eee thank you! Really funny story, the guy I’m dating now decided we place a label in our relationship, so wew I can call him my boyfriend now. We’re both a little anxious knowing the possibilities but we’re both up to just savoring each crazy moment together ;u; As of now, school is pretty stressful, but I’m managing even with the concert coming up. I hope you’re doing well and stay cute and sweet, dear! I’m more than happy to update you all, and all the luck and love with everything, yeah?✨ 💕 ||

TBBT: The Brain Bowl Incubation (10x8)

If you haven’t watched, SPOILERS ahead.

First a confession. I’m not only a fan of TBBT and ShAmy, I am literally in love with Jim Parsons. 😍 I have a huge crush on him and not only think he is the sweetest, funniest and most amusing guy but also I find him extremely attractive. (And by extremely I actually mean HOT AF). 🔥 I’m just saying, unlike other reviews, this one will be very biased and subjective to my infatuation with him. So of course, I LOVED THIS EPISODE!!! I enjoyed everything Shamy but was more than happy to finally have Raj in the limelight too.

1. Opening scene:

How cute were Sheldon and Amy “playing in the lab”. 😊 It’s so nice to see them spending time in something they both enjoy and love. I also love anytime Amy is in the lab. I think she looks “sexy scientist” adorable with her lab coat and hair pulled back. Go Amy!!! And the #ForScience reference, yay! Because we have now officially confirmed Sheldon gets turned on by science talk. Btw, have the writers been reading our Tumblr? 😒 

Umm, can we just take a moment (and a deep breath) to appreciate Sheldon’s arm porn! 😉 Woah!

2. Rajesh meets Isabella

Let me get all things Raj out there. I really appreciate the writers giving Raj a story line other than playing annoying third wheel to Howard and Bernie. FINALLY! 🙌 Seeing him in this episode reminds me just how talented Kunal is playing Raj and how many missed opportunities his character has had.  

I hurt for Raj. He’s a great guy. He goes out of his way to let the girl know his interested. (How sweet how he prepared dinner and took care of everything so Isabella could join him. Reminds me how he set up a date at the library with Lucy to make her comfortable with not talking). Raj is a such a sweet guy so its painful to watch at times. I really hope the writers are not setting him up for another failure. I liked Isabella, granted we don’t know much about her. But we know she is hard working, sharp and feisty. There is potential in that story line (as there has been with other of Raj’s girls). I just hope the writers can do it justice. Please? 🙏

I get the feeling Raj isn’t really free to be himself with the rest of the gang. He didn’t tell them about him breaking up with Emily and Claire and now he lied about Isabella. I knew his lie would catch up to him and after the experiences he just had with his previous relationships, he should know better than to start a potential relationship by lying since that’s exactly what got him in trouble the last time. It shows how immature Raj can be regarding relationships.

BTW, I feel the writers really didn’t wrap up these other story lines and its kind of disappointing. He now can talk to woman, but he is certainly clueless as to everything else.  

BONUS: Raj standing in the bathroom door and saying bye to Isabella “Just know every time I come in here, I’ll be thinking of you”. Lol! 😂😂😂 Poor Raj.

3. Sheldon is so ecstatic with his creation

How paternal is Sheldon going to be when he has children? 💖 He was so excited in the lab when Amy announced the experiment had worked he could barely stand still. And then he was bragging to Bernadette about their creation. He looks so proud every time he mentions one of the experiments achievements.

This episode brought back awesome memories when the group found out Sheldon had been speaking to Amy for 4 months and he said they had conversations about having a baby because they would create a superior genetic being.

In Sheldon’s words in season 4, “Amy pointed out that between the two of us, our genetic material has the potential of producing the first in a line of intellectually superior, benign overlords to guide humanity to a brighter tomorrow”. 

Sheldon has always been interested in this but know he doesn’t want it formed in a test tube like in S4. He wants to do it the old fashioned way (coitus). In this episode they changed set and clothes, so this means that it happened over the course of few days (Sheldon referenced 36 hours). It means Sheldon had time to think about engaging in intercourse and grew more determined with each hour that went by. ⌚

If he knows him and Amy are eventually going to get married, why does he want to drop his underpants ASAP? Hmmm? Is it possible that Dr. Cooper just wants to be intimate with Amy just because? Otherwise, why would he track her cycle? 😉 Come on Sheldon. You know you want it. 

BONUS: Amy’s “Well I turned this one into a functioning boyfriend. So, sky is the limit”. 😂 Sheldon wasn’t even offended. Just check out his smile. It says “Yes, you did and I’m okay with that”.

4. Sheldon suggests the next step

Amy surely thought the next step was a replica of the study. But Sheldon’s suggestion… Oh my!!! How many of you had a tiny heart attack with the next line?

“We lock that door, drop our underpants a little and make a baby?”. OMG!!! 😲😲😲Then his eyes!!! His flirty smile!!! His eyebrows and the little nod! Amy’s face was a perfect reflection of my face too. Lol! Holy moley Sheldon! Are you trying to kill us?😵

I also caught him say “We need to stop for magnets on the way HOME”. He didn’t call it Penny’s apartment. Penny’s apartment looks less like her apartment. It’s tidy and her fridge pictures are gone. He doesn’t even mention his apartment. Home is know wherever he is with Amy. 🏠 

5. Flirty Sheldon

Let me just… ASDFGHGJIUHIKGTFDFGSDTJHM. 🙈 Daaaamn! Jim Parsons is one handsome man!!! He’s my GILF. You know, guy I’d like to… friend. Hahaha. 😹 Just kidding. Or maybe not, who knows. I know it’s meant to be Sheldon awkward and funny but it’s a tall order when the actor is so handsome. 😍 It is amusing to see Sheldon in this form. (I would love to see Amy like this too. We caught a glimpse with the Star Trek doctor uniform and Snow White. I though she was hot.)

So, Dr. Cooper pulled out all his tricks:

  • The ass. (Gosh Amy, slap it. It looks juicy.)
  • Needlessly and freakishly explicit talk. (Am I the only one wondering what he said? Talk dirty to me, Dr. Cooper.)
  • Rose petals, jazz music, candles and oysters (which is an aphrodisiac). 
  • His voice “Well, Hello.” (That’s the part my panties would have dropped without me touching them if I was Amy.
  • Sheldon’s hair, clothes, musk – in his inner thighs, and then stood, towering over her. (Ovaries explosion at this point).
  • “Anything you’d like to pet?” (Yes Sheldon!!! Yes! I can think of a few thing to pet. I’m sure there are many volunteers in the fandom. 🙋)

And Amy, hanging tight.

Finally, the Flamenco. Can we get a copy of the outtakes ASAP? Jim Parsons physical comedy is always wonderful to watch. 👏👏👏 He breaks out of his shell with these scenes. (Bazinga pool, anyone?) But its not all laughs, he has some moves. And his beautiful face, hoo! “You guys are aroused, right?” Yes, Sheldon. Many of us are. 😆

5. Okay, Amy. What gives?

It would be easy to say “wth Amy”. But I kind of get it. She is playing cool. 😎 She doesn’t want a baby now. They are just getting the hang of living together. And she know there is a ring. Also remember she couldn’t have predicted or expected this from her boyfriend. I love that the roles are reversed and its him chasing her. 👍💖😊 It was many years of seeing poor Amy in that awkward position. It’s good to have Sheldon have a taste of his own medicine. Aside, Amy must be thinking what the hell got into Sheldon. She must think this is some kind of joke. So I get it.  

That being said, it felt kind of out of character for our dirty, dirty, dirty girl. Which is why I lmbo when I saw her at the end all hot and flustered. 🙊That’s the Amy we know and love. 

This episode was just what I needed to get out of my post election blues. Many thoughts are lingering. Could coitus be coming soon for our favorite power couple? Can we get an update on the guys navigation system? Can we see Penny and Leonard doing something sweet, romantic and fun? And finally, how much Mayim has to be laughing with Jim’s antics while taping these episodes?

It’s a wrap for now but I’m so looking forward to next week. Jelly Shelly is a fave after Drunk Shelly. I think I’m going to go brush my teeth and call it a night ;) Good night fandom! Love you guys because you get my wicked sense of humor. Thank you for that.

Nice things to say about cool art

So most artists I know on tumblr appreciate it when we get a nice comment in the tags (even if it’s just “this is lovely!” or “aaaAAAAAAA”, it still makes us smile). But I know specific comments are the ones that stick with me and really brighten my day. 

You don’t have to be a practiced artist or educated critic to talk about art. I remembered there was a post that gave you some suggestions on what to say about a fic if you don’t know how to comment, so I thought I might write something similar for fan art. (to be clear I’m not asking for more comments because that would be terribly hypocritical since I’m really quiet, but if you’re looking to make an artist really happy, here’s a place to start)

So here we go! I hope it helps anyone who isn’t used to talking about art.

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Just because Mashima-sensei once said this

While working on Fairy Tail, do you think about what readers want to see, or are you motivated more by your own interest in what happens next in the story?

I try to consider both, but you know, the readers take precedence. I really like to think of the fans and see what they would like to see.

doesn’t mean that everything he does is based on the reader’s preference.

  • Zervis was something that Mashima-sensei had already decided on a long time ago, before the mass shipping started, and I’m sure that isn’t the only one.
  • Different readers want different things. Just take shipping for example… look at the number of people Natsu and Lucy are paired with. There’s no way Mashima-sensei can satisfy everyone or listen to everyone’s preferences on this. Some people want to plot to stay fun and happy, but some people like how the story is getting darker. Some people want more fights, and others want to see more romance. It’s impossible to fit everything into the story!
  • It’s normal for manga artists to tease fans in their stories. That moment that happened in the last chapter might have been drawn because Mashima-sensei knows that there are fans of that crackship (not naming since there are people who haven’t read it yet), but there’s also a possibility of Mashima-sensei liking these crackships himself, isn’t it? Just look at the stuff he posts on his Twitter. If the readers can ship all these random pairings for fun, why can’t Mashima-sensei have fun with his characters as well? Remember that he started off as a manga fan after all. Can’t he put these things in his manga because he wants to do it himself?
  • Also, that interview was done way back in 2008, and Fairy Tail had only been going on for 2 years. It’s easier to take the reader’s preferences into account back then. If one of the characters turned out to be really popular, there’s still room to increase the character’s role in the story. But something like that is much harder to do now that the story is heading towards its end. It’s still possible to give characters their moments, but the changes that can be made will probably be on a more limited scale.

We know that Mashima-sensei appreciates his fans, and I believe he takes our opinions and preferences into consideration to give us what he can if it doesn’t affect the story too much. But to say that he writes his story according to what we want is really insulting and implying that he doesn’t have a mind of his own. Please give him more credit as a manga artist.

I know I’ve been harsh on ME2 Kaidan in the past, but I think we need to take a moment to appreciate it.  Like… ok I can get behind this.

I mean, sure, his eyebrows are really aggressive and the facial animations get to be a bit weird, but he’s aged like a fine, probably really sad wine in those two years. 

Hello my gorgeous child.

he has clearly spent those two years continuing to be good with hair gel.

the most important

moral of the story: me2 kaidan is a good thing. protect him.