can't remember which one of these i was told not to post

In case no one told you growing up

Many wonderful additions have been posted in the reblogs if you care to look through them (the post would be a giant if I added them all, plus I don’t see them all myself).

An anon asked me for a version of this specifically for feminine hygiene. You can see it here.

Edit: Previously, this post explained how to sanitize a sponge in the microwave - something I did read on several sites before adding to the list. However, I removed it due to concerns expressed by other readers about the creation of super bacteria/possibly melting plastic based sponges.

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  • Bras last longer if you let them air dry. Don’t put them in the dryer.
  • If you have a problem with frizzy hair, don’t dry your hair with a towel. It makes the frizzies worse. (I recently read an article that said to use a t-shirt? I brush mine out and let it air dry.)
  • Whites wash best in hot water. Everything else can be in cold - save on your electricity bill.
  • Airing out your room/house and letting sunlight in every so often can decrease the number of household pests like silverfish and ants.
  • Black underwear is best during your period as stains are less likely to be visible.
  • To save money, put aside 10% of each paycheck into a savings account. It’ll add up.
  • Unless your hair has something on/in it (like grease or mud or something), using conditioner first can actually be the better choice. The conditioner holds in the good oils that help you hair look sleek and beautiful, which shampoo would otherwise wash away.
  • Speaking of shampoo - if you have long hair, washing just the bits that touch your scalp is generally enough. The rest of your hair gets cleaned with just the run off from your scalp.
  • If you put a tampon in and it’s uncomfortable/you can feel it, you didn’t do it quite right/it’s the wrong size. A properly placed tampon is virtually unnoticeable by the wearer.
  • Apply deodorant/antiperspirant a couple hours in advanced of when you need it. This gives the product the chance to block your sweat glands. Using deodorant just before going somewhere where you’ll sweat (this means walking outside for people in high humidity places) results in your sweat washing the deodorant off and starkly limiting its usefulness.
  • After running the dryer, use the dryer sheet from that load to brush out the lint catch - it gets everything off in a fraction of the time it’ll take you to get it clean with your bare hands. Paper towels also work well.
  • Wash your face everyday, or as often as possible. Forget which brand of cleanser is best. Just washing your face everyday will guarantee you clearer skin. And do you best not to pop pimples, as tempting as the urge may be.
  • Fold laundry asap after taking it from the dryer to avoid wrinkles. This may seem obvious for dress shirts and silly for things like t-shirts, but you’ll notice the difference even then once your shirts stop looking like unfolded paper balls.

plummetationzigzags  asked:

I can't remember if you've posted about this already, but your comments on Magical Girl Raising Project remind me of some criticisms I've heard of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Was just wondering what you thought of PMMM?

I like PMMM despite itself. 

The music is great, the story is heartbreaking, the visuals are fantastic

Plus, while PMMM is in no fucking way the first grimdark magical girl series (and holy shit do I find assertions that it is so fucking uninteresting), and while 90% of what it seeks to deconstruct or subvert makes me want to tear my hair out, it does do an interesting thing with Kyubey. Like the Portal games, which take the trope of the tutorial/guide character (the exposition fairy) who gives you hints and tells you how to progress during the game and asked “What if this character wasn’t really trying to help?”, PMMM took the mascot character in magical girl shows (a la Luna and Kero) and asked the same question. And that is genuinely an interesting exploration of one of the staples of the genre. 

For the most part, though, I like, sometimes, (sometimes I hate) PMMM despite itself. And I hate what it has wrought. 

The biggest problem with PMMM is that magical girl shows are, at their heart, power fantasies for girls. They are Girl Power at their finest. In fact, Sailor Moon was an major and oft-overlooked part in kicking off the Girl Power boom in the 90s. 

And what’s infuriating about PMMM is that it tries to tear that down. It’s not like Watchmen, another series which seeks to deconstruct the possibly unhealthy nature of the power fantasies of its genre. Because Watchmen is about vigilantism and male power fantasies, and 1. white men (who make up the majority of comic book heroes) already have disproportionate power so their power fantasies are inherently more sinister and 2. comic books are often centered around revenge, vigilantism, corrupt systems that “can’t be broken”, and ignoring the law. 

Meanwhile, magical girl series are at their center about hope and love. The heroes usually literally fight with hearts and rainbows and songs. They aren’t gritty “I wish I could kick everyone’s ass” power fantasies. They are “if you believe in yourself and are your friends you can help people and achieve your dreams” fantasies. And they are for girls, who are too often told they can’t be everything they want. Not men, who are too often told they can. 

So PMMM has this message, and if some of the interviews I’ve heard from the creator are true, a completely intentional one, that girls dreams are futile and destructive and that it’s harmful and useless for girls to want things. That girls having power fantasies or seeking to save the world will ultimately destroy them, or (before Madoka’s ending) turn them into something evil and dark. That ambition is bad for girls. That girls should learn their place before they become dark witches that destroy everything, or (after Madoka’s ending) fade from existence. That girls having power fantasies is ultimately harmful, and they need to stop. That girls have been wrong this whole time to want things. That girls’ desires, no matter what they are, are always ultimately selfish and corrupt. 

And I fucking hate that. That’s not subversive. That’s our whole fucking lives. That’s what we get everywhere else. Nothing a girl does can be right. We’re bad to have ambitions and to want things. Even the “nice” things we do are dismissed with ulterior motives as soon as someone decides they’re done with us.

And I fucking hate people calling it “so profound” and whatever, when it’s ultimately torture porn and the message isn’t even deep. 

And more than that, I hate that it’s success has spawned a series of knockoffs, so that now moe torture porn grimdark magical girls has become the most common iteration of the genre. So we had the incredibly ableist (OMFG WORST SHOW EVER MADE) Yuki Yuuna is a Hero, and we’re getting the “Magical Girls have to CULL EACH OTHER in a grim CHILDREN-LED FIGHT TO THE DEATH” of Magical Girl Raising Project and like I’m so fucking done with these grown ass men making shows for other grown ass men shitting all over girls’ power fantasies and thinking that shitting all over girls’ power fantasies is something new and subversive and not a reassertion of the status quo. 

Look, I genuinely enjoyed watching PMMM. It’s a well made show, with good characters (Rebellion and everything that’s come since is AWFUL though). But I hate its message, I hate huge swaths of its fanbase, I hate its creator, and I hate that its become the new standard for magical girls. 

Magical girls were already subversive. They were already something unique and powerful. They didn’t need to be brought down. And there would be good ways to explore and subvert the genre if you wanted to*. But just going for straight “everyone’s miserable and it wouldn’t work” isn’t actually a clever. Even without the inherent sexism, it has all the depth of those creepypastas that say “What if Rugrats WAS A DYSTOPIA” or whatever, like edgy for the sake of edgy isn’t actually deep. 

*(While it’s refreshing to Western audiences that magical girls are deeply feminine, for instance, because we tend to associate being strong with being masculine or a tomboy, in Japan magical girls often serve as a reinforcement that no matter what you do you still have to adhere to gender roles. A great subversion of the genre would be one where some of the girls, and especially the main character, have more traditionally masculine powers/appearances and this is treated as just as valid a way for girls to be. Also interesting would be a magical girl series where older women become the magical girls - women struggling to hold jobs and pay rent, mothers, college kids, grandmas - because magical girls [like Disney princesses and much of media] tend to focus on pre- and newly- pubescent girl characters as the most powerful and tend to ignore older women)

Basically, enjoying magical girls has always involved some level of watching it for what you want and ignoring the less than pleasant intentions of the creator. Sailor Moon was heavily based on a series called Cutie Honey, which was made 100% to be fap material for adult male audiences, and originally the idea of this girl hero was something of a ~sexy~ joke. And then people like Naoko Takeuchi LOVED her and took empowerment from her, despite that clearly not being the intention, and created series like Sailor Moon. And I think that’s still a fine way to appreciate shows. I can watch PMMM and take power and interest from it despite its goals, like I did with the grossly fanservicey depiction of underage Magical Lyrical Nanoha when I was a kid. And I can do the same with what is likely to be the ultimately disappointing Magical Girl Raising Project. 

But I’m not happy that I have to reinterpret and reclaim these shows to get meaning out of them. I’m not happy that a genre that was supposed to be about empowering girls has been largely stolen and dismissed as unrealistic and too idealistic. I’m not happy with an entire genre’s inability to see how positivity and idealism are subversive and groundbreaking. 

And I’m not happy with PMMM for making that the status quo, or with all the fans who think things are better this way.  

anonymous asked:

Hey, can you tell us more about McLennon's trip to Paris for Paul's birthday?

For John’s birthday, not Paul’s.

John got £100 for his birthday, which was A LOT for that time, and he decided to spend all the money with Paul in Paris. They cancelled their concerts and started their trip on September 30, 1961.

Stuart was mad, he believed they had left the group, he said:

“Last night I heard that John and Paul have gone to Paris to play together – in other words, the band has broken up! It sounds mad to me, I don’t believe it…”
—Stuart Sutcliffe, 1961.

They wanted to hichhick from England to Spain and go through Paris, but ended up staying in Paris. They stayed in a cheap hotel, sleeping in one bed. There are some photos about tha trip, some of them appear on the screens during Paul’s concerts, before the gig starts, when the stage is still dark and there are the big screens on with the Beatles photos floating around.

These are the photos:

This photo of John sleeping was taken by Paul. It hangs framed on the wall in his house:


This is a letter including a photo of John from that trip, the handwriting seems John’s to me:

These are some quotes about that trip:

“We got fed up. We did have bookings, but we just broke them and went off.”
John Lennon about getting a trip with Paul to Paris (Hunter Davies, The Beatles, 1968

“Paul bought me a hamburger to celebrate.
I wasn’t too keen on reaching twenty-one. I remember one relative saying to me, ‘From now on, it’s all downhill,’ and I really got a shock. She told me how my skin would be getting older and that kind of jazz.”

—John Lennon about the trip to Paris with Paul for his 21st birthday (Anthology)

“We would walk miles from our hotel; you do in Paris. We’d go to a place near the Avenue des Anglais and we’d sit in the bars, looking good. I still have some classic photos from there. Linda loves one where I am sitting in a gendarme’s mac as a cape and John has got his glasses on askew and his trousers down revealing a bit of Y-front. The photographs are so beautiful, we’re really hamming it up. We’re looking at the camera like, ‘Hey, we are artsy guys, in a café: this is us in Paris,’ and we felt like that.”
—Paul McCartney - Anthology.

John and I went to Paris on birthday money he received from a relative. He must have been fond of me to spend that money. He let me have all the banana milkshakes I wanted.” - Pau McCartney

In this interview John talks about Paris

In this interview Paul talks about the fact that he used to sleep with John in just one bed a lot.

kittyichooseyou  asked:

I have a klk question, and I apologize if you've answered it before, but, do you find any significance in Ryuko taking a big bite out of an unpeeled lemon in her introduction? Like, was it just meant to make her seem hard? Or like, does it have some subtext I don't understand? Is she ever seen eating lemon/drinking lemonade as a background thing? I've always wondered about this. Thanks.

I gotta be honest with you: I’m atrocious at talking about symbolism. There’s a reason that my hundreds of essays hardly ever mention it. 

So… I haven’t especially covered this before, but I can provide some Thoughts.

First and foremost, the lemon scene has been largely understood as a homage to FLCL, a coming-of-age anime worked on by Gainax—the studio that Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Otsuka left to found Studio Trigger, which is the team behind Kill la Kill

In the first episode of FLCL, Naota, the protagonist, refuses to drink the rest of the sour, “Lemon Squash” pop that his friend Mamimi didn’t finish. He claims that he “[doesn’t] like sour drinks” and proceeds to toss the can aside.

However, at the end of the episode, Mamimi offers Naota the sour pop again, and his reaction changes. While he repeats his sentiment—“I told you, I don’t like sour stuff”—Naota doesn’t toss the can aside this time, instead guzzling the drink down.

So, when Ryuko, the protagonist of Kill la Kill, begins the first episode of her show not just forcing herself to consume something sour, but does so purposefully, without flinching… there’s probably something there. Kill la Kill’s director Imaishi did work extensively on FLCL, after all.

But what exactly is meant to be conveyed in either series is entirely dependent on how the “sour” symbol is understood.

On the one hand, the “sourness” could be a symbol of “first love.” For Naota to accept the drink in FLCL would be to accept an “indirect kiss” from Mamimi, who had been drinking from the can previously. The “first love” idea seems supported in Kill la Kill, with Ryuko noting, after Mataro steals her lemon (at least in the original Japanese script), “You’re that eager to learn what first love tastes like?”

Mataro: Bitch, don’t try to be all witty! I’ve had my first kiss!

And with the idea of “first love” comes the idea of childishness. Though it may have some… Unfortunate Implications, in both FLCL and Kill la Kill, it could be said that getting into a first romantic relationship is a sign of growing up. The fact that Naota initially refuses to taste “first love” represents his initial refusal to come of age—and the fact that Mataro in Kill la Kill insists that he has had his first kiss (or “get[s] way more action than [Ryuko]!” in the dub) represents his desire to seem “grown-up” and experienced.

Ryuko’s utterly blase eating of the lemon would then also imply that she has had romantic relationship(s) in the past and is not afraid of them.

However, with all of this, the “sourness” could simply be a larger metaphor: a metaphor of adulthood, maturity, that kind of stuff. Naota deciding to take in the sourness at the end of the first opening episode signifies that his show is going to feature his coming of age—something he initially didn’t want anything to do with, but that the story is going to push him to experience regardless. Ryuko immediately biting into a lemon could then signify that she’s already come of age, but—and more likely, considering Kill la Kill’s ending—it could also signify that she’s not afraid of the hardships, challenges, and “sourness” that comes with coming of age.

In this way, I also see the “sourness” as a bit of a metaphor for moving forward rather than running away. The lemon pop in FLCL is first featured when Naota struggles to tell Mamimi that his brother is seeing someone else—a hard, difficult, “adult” situation that’s not fun and not comfortable. Naota throws the can away, perhaps representative of how he wants to run away from this problem. At the end of the episode, though, Naota has revealed the truth to Mamimi, and he then drinks the pop, signifying that there’s no more running away: he’s growing up, whether he likes it or not.

But disregarding the FLCL tribute, a character introduction that features the character biting into a raw, unpeeled lemon is powerful on its own. It tells audiences right away that this character is badass—whether her lemon-eating is because she’s not afraid of growing up or hardship or “first love” or because of any other reason, you shouldn’t mess with this chick.

Thatcher, Redbeard, a series of dreadful events, and the love that have yet to speak its name.

Someday the true story may be told – for those of us that have recognized and believed in the romance between Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, Sherlock has been the adaptation many of us wanted to see it happen. S4 was difficult – I didn’t think it possible to experience grief and loss because of a tv show, yet there I was, sad, disappointed, and moping for weeks. But after going back and reading some ACD canon as a form of therapy, I realized just how much I still love Sherlock. I can’t explain it, it is… what it is. So I watched S4 again quite a few times the last week or so. And guess what? I am here to tell you in all seriousness – love conquers all may still be on its way after all.

We already know the surface narrative of S4: Mary died saving Sherlock, Eurus, the long-lost third Holmes sibling killed Redbeard aka Victor aka Sherlock’s childhood best friend out of jealousy, and was the mastermind behind everything Moriarty ever did. After enduring the Sherrindford Experiment™, Sherlock solved Eurus’ riddles and saved John’s life; Baker Street Boys were back at 221B solving crimes as they always do, with some parenting on the side. The end.

My conclusion after tearing through layers of allusions? Mary probably didn’t die (I can’t make up my mind about this… for now); there was definitely no baby. It was all Mycroft’s fault, Eurus the east wind was a story he made up to conceal Lady Elizabeth Smallwood’s slaughterhouse, where Redbeard came into being and became Sherlock’s Reichenbach cauldron. Sherlock and John finally recognized the hurt, grief, and loss they both endured as a couple since TRF; but for now, they were back in the glass closet, the love they shared remained unspoken – until/if the lost special can be found. The end.

Don’t believe me? Let’s begin with Thatcher because so much of S4 revolves around the darkest moments in the UK during her time as the prime minister. Before I begin, please note that you’ll have to see beyond the suggested time and space presented on screen as the surface narrative unfolds, and instead try and think about allegory and allusion. Yeah, kinda like reading ACD canon, but a bit more difficult – let’s face it, visual media is just as capable of inspiring as deceit as we all know intimately by now.

Ready? Fair warning – this is the longest and saddest meta I’ve ever written, and it’s only the tip of an iceberg. Please be patience and try reading to the end, I promise it’ll be worth your time.

The scene that broke everything wide open for me was the exchange between Mycroft and Lady Smallwood:

Lady Smallwood. Alicia this time. PM – as in prime minister? Nope. Because earlier:

Why use an acronym, then? PM as in night? Darkness? Shadow?

A secret then. What did Mycroft reveal as he removed Alicia Smallwood’s card?

Oh and look what Eurus said in the scene right after:

The other one – Lady Elizabeth Smallwood. Lady…… Sherrinford? 

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Time for Mama Sarah to appear

When I first got started in this fandom and first became a member of @innerinnercircle, I was known among the Morana Witches (our network) as Mama Sarah. I got this name because I tried (and sometimes failed) to reign in overenthusiastic smols and drama-thirsty people my own age. It was a joke and an endearing nickname, but it’s always been kind of accurate to how I’ve run my blog and interacted with the fandom. Mama Sarah hasn’t been around much the past few months, because for the most part, she wasn’t needed. But now? I need to bring her out again.

I am absolutely appalled by the behavior of this fandom since the release of ACOWAR. Never have I imagined seeing such vitriol coming out, but here it is. People are literally being bullied off the site because of personal attacks, nastiness, and anon hate. This is NOT how this fandom used to be, and I’m incredibly disappointed. I remember the days last summer when we were proud of ourselves for being “better than the ToG fandom” which had years of ship wars and drama built up (this isn’t a dig against them, just a comparison of the level of wank, as Harry calls it, at the time). Everyone just let one another be, let them enjoy their own ships, and meta about characters. Now, I honestly think we’re worse than the ToG fandom ever was. 

WE NEED TO BE BETTER THAN THIS. 

People are allowed to like or not like the book, and they are allowed to share their own opinion on their own blog. If you don’t like what you’re seeing from someone, unfollow or blacklist them! It’s okay! That’s how this website is made to work! DO NOT send them messages criticizing how they run their blog or, for heaven’s sake, calling them two-faced or making attacks against their personalities! I cannot believe what I’ve been witnessing over the past two weeks. I’m frankly ashamed by some of this behavior. 

Does anyone really feel good about themselves sending such nasty messages to people anonymously? Does it really make you feel better about whatever you’re upset about? This is grade school behavior, guys. There is a BIG difference between constructive criticism or calling someone out for a mistake and calling them a piece of shit or making insinuations about their personal lives. The latter is just entirely unacceptable. 

My follower count is only just beginning to recover from the blow it took before and during ACOWAR, and I really hate to have to make a post like this two days before my big announcement. But honestly, if you think that sending anonymous hate to people, intentionally stirring up drama, or bullying people is okay, then UNFOLLOW ME. That is not the kind of blog I run, and I will not be associated with people who think it’s remotely acceptable. We are all real people behind these blogs, and we should all be treating each other with respect and compassion. I’ve never told people to unfollow me before, but in this case, I pick standing up for what’s right over my follower count. 

I’m probably going to get messages accusing me of preaching, being a snob, or whatever, and that’s fine. I accept those consequences. But standing up for people who have been bullied is more important than that. I’m complicit if I stay silent. 

Also, if anyone has been bullied, know that my blog is a safe place for you to come and find comfort and understanding. It always has been and always will be. 

I’ve loved being a part of this fandom, but I need to put my foot down about this. I know I don’t have the power to control anyone, but I had to say something. Enough is enough. 

I love my kind, sweet followers and those who engage in discussion civilly and with compassion. I love my followers who stand up for what they believe in. But I do not in any way support bullying or vicious behavior. It needs to stop.

loveisalwayswar  asked:

What if the RFA+ V & Saeran have a huge date planned for Valentines (like a big dinner or a romantic walk or something like that) and she has a really bad case of the flu or sickness (the kind that you can't even get out of bed kind of flu/sickness) and they have to take care of them instead?

I understand you MC…

And i’ll post V and Saeran tomorrow, if i’m better, because this was a pain to write while i’m so sick, i’m sorry

Thank you for your request! And i hope you like it!

Yoosung

  • Of course, Yoosung is a little sad, he prepared everything…And now you can’t go because you’re sick…
  • But hey, it’s not your fault.
  • But he’s too worried about you.
  • Like, really, he doesn’t know what to do, but at the same time, he wants to do everything.
  • He’ll always ask if you’re ok, and he’ll always be with you!
  • In the beginning, he was like “Oh, but i can get sick too!”
  • But hey, he prefers to be sick, then be away from you! 
  • Especially today!
  • He’ll be with you all day, on the couch or bed, playing some games or just watching some romantic films!
  • He’ll do a nice little dinner for you too!
  • That day was the best, it didn’t follow his plan but that doesn’t matter!
  • He realizes Valentine’s Day is not special about the places you go or the things you do…But is special because you have someone you love by your side!
  • And he has you!
  • This was enough for him, but of course, he wanted to do more things to you…But he has all the time in the world!
  • But maybe not tomorrow…Because now he’s sick too…
  • It was worth it! 

Zen

  • Ok…
  • This is pretty bad
  • He wanted a romantic and unforgettable Valentine’s Day
  • This whole week he was preparing something for you
  • And now you’re sick.
  • He blames his almighty system, he wanted to be sick instead of you.
  • But well…he never is sick, so the virus goes for you instead
  • ILL FIGHT THAT VIRUS MC
  • So much drama…
  • He’ll take care of you, after all , doing everything to protect you and kill this virus!
  • After all…He’s your knight!
  • But he doesn’t know how to take care of you…Well, he never got sick…
  • He asks Jaehee for some advice, but in secret!
  • You must believe that he’s good at taking care of the princess!
  • Zen will be at your side the whole time, he’ll do everything that Jaehee says perfectly.
  • He hates that you’re sick, but he’s quite happy that he can spend all his day with you!
  • And Valentine’s Day can be every day!
  • Oh, and he’s not even worried he’ll be sick if he stays by your side all the time.
  • He has never gotten sick before !!
  • Just wait, when you’re better, he’ll arrange everything for the late Valentine’s Day

Jaehee

  • Jaehee forgets the holiday as soon as she sees that you’re sick.
  • She had her plans? Of course.
  • But now she has another one, take care of you.
  • She’ll bring medicine, food, blankets.
  • Do you want it? She got it.
  • Do you need it? She got it.
  • She is prepared for that, she’ll stay a little away from you.
  • She doesn’t want to be sick, because if she does… Who will take care of you?
  • While you’re sick, she doesn’t have anything to do.
  • If she does, she’ll take care of you first and then do the other thing.
  • After some time, she remembered which day was…
  • Oh, you got sick on Valentine’s day…That is a shame.
  • But she can’t be sad or mad by it…When she sees you sleeping so peacefully after she has taken care of you…
  • She is with a smile on her face.
  • Any time with you is a good time.

Jumin

  • You’re sick?! Forgot about this date.
  • You’re sick, you’ll need to go to a hospital with urgency.
  • He can be a very romantic guy, but he’ll not risk it, he’ll not take care of you before a doctor told him to!
  • Of course, he was thinking about some romantic dinner or something else…
  • He’s a little sad that you can’t spend the first Valentine’s Day of you guys with him…
  • But if you’re not good for it, he’ll not insist.
  • He’ll cancel another meeting when you’re good.
  • If the doctor sends you home, he’ll take care of you.
  • He’ll buy what he needs to buy or even more of what you guys need.
  • He wants to make sure you’ll be alright.
  • He’ll bring some doctor to the penthouse too, he’s always worried.
  • He’ll not care about being sick, since he’ll always cuddle with you and Elizabeth.
  • But Elizabeth will be a little far from you…You know…She can’t be sick too…
  • But when you get better…
  • He’ll reassure you that you’ll have the best day and night of your life…
  • He’s excited.

707

  • He was pretty excited for this Valentine’s Day
  • He was preparing this plan for months now, of course, you would think he was going to be disappointed when he sees you sick like that.
  • But he’s not.
  • He can be very serious, caring and funny while you’re sick.
  • He likes to spend his time with you, and he’ll make you feel good even when you’re sick.
  • He’ll be serious when you’re not feeling well, and he’ll try to find solutions for it.
  • He’ll be caring when he buys something for you, like a medication.
  • He’ll be funny because he wants to put a smile on your face even in tough times.
  • But he’ll get sick too, he just…Can’t stop kissing you
  • You’re so cute when you’re sick ;D
  • Gross.
  • When Saeran or Vanderwood will take care of you two now.
  • And now you can be lovebirds even in this state.

anonymous asked:

Was there a colored page of kirishima with black hair? I can't remember, but if there wasn't confirmation; what if his hair is a wildly different color and since manga is black n white no one can tell lmao

Might be, but even if it weren’t striktly black it still has to be some dark and dull color, or else he didn’t have any reason to call himself plain, right? No actual need to dye it either, really!

Anon said: Denki once jokingly said he just needs to stick a fork in a powersocket to pull an all nighter but now everyone wants to know if that can happen

I’m sure with everyone you mean the squad which as we all know is made of irresponsible idiots and enablers to every and all stupid/reckless ideas - I’m 100% convinced they all told Kaminari to “prove it, then” and Kaminari was definitely ready with fork in hand 0.2 seconds later and if it weren’t that they decided to be idiots in the common room and Iida happened across them just as he was about to stick the fork in the plug they would have already short-circuited the whole dorms building lmao

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OKAY LISTEN UP! It was unclear if I would be going to comic con because getting tickets is impossiblre, so last night I had already accepted that I wouldn’t go, THEN last minute I get a call saying I got a ticket AND that my posters had been printed of my drawing of Matt and delivered to me at midnight, so everything was falling into place, right? So I go by myself and take a half hour trolley ride to downtown, which is shut down because comic con is THE event of the year literally thousands of people walking around and I had to calm down from panic attacks in the crowds, but I did good! So I found the hall they would be in and sat in it TWO HOURS before they went on, and after every panel was over I would run up to get a closer seat. I started in the back row, out of like 50 rows, up to ROW THREE for shadowhunters. I met some lovely fans, the panel was awesome I fucking love this cast but the hour was up very fast. I knew I had two hours to find where they were doing autographs but I wanted to get in line early, what I didn’t know was where the fuck this booth was, out of hundreds, nor did I know I needed to win a raffel to get autographs. So I found the booth and I just sat down mad because no one was even in line yet and the line of people that did come was MAYBE 50 people out of the hundreds that were there, fucked up right?? So I saw the cast enter in but as soon as they sat down they were out of sight so I was herded to stand with a group of people oggling the cast and made another sweet friend. THEN the line died down fast and a security guard goes, “don’t you dare rush me, get in a single file line and you can go” so the girl and I fucking bolted and my mouth got dry and my heart was racing because I didn’t think this would happen.

MATT IS FIRST and I DIED his eyes literally glow they are so hypnotising it was insane his beauty is unreal. So I rolled out my two foot drawing and say “I drew this of you when I heard you guys were coming to comic con and he goes "Holy shit you drew this??” And I said yes it took me eight hours and he was staring at it like “wow” and I said I had another piece in the Paris fanbook he got and he takes a second and realizes and goes “the fanbook from paris?? How do I find it??” And I told him my name was in there and he looks at Dom and goes “Nannette…Nannette has art in the Paris book” so they could remember and I died again and he asked if he wanted me to give it to him or for him to sign it and I asked him to sign it and i laughed and said “Ha I’m making all of your cast members sign a picture of you” and we laughed and it was great and I got pushed to keep going since I was taking forever so we took a picture but I was shaking and I FORGOT TO ASK HIM TO TAKE A PIC OF US DOING THE EYE SQUINT IN SO DISSAPOINTED but whatever so I move down to Dom who is next but I’m still talking to Matt and I say “I could literally talk to you about space for hours and just about everything I swear” and Dom jokingly was like “Nah it gets old after a while” and Matt got offended and said “Hey! She’s gonna replace you on set, those conversations are fun!” And I died again after we all laughed. This is long I’ll make another post about the rest of the cast!

this is why nothing on tumblr gets fixed
  • Tumblrer: I'm mad. Excuse me, I'm very mad.
  • Tumblr Staff: This is tumblr staff. Hello. What's the problem? I'm here to help you if you have a technical issue. So, what's the problem.
  • Tumblrer: I was using your site in order to peruse funny memes and relatable content when I happened upon a blog billing itself as "Funny-Relatable". So I, having the utmost faith in the tumblr userbase to provide me with free humorous content, clicked on this blog and read several posts hosted on it hoping to find funny and relatable content.
  • Tumblr Staff: I see.
  • Tumblrer: The content on it was neither funny or relatable. It was actually all deranged. Very deranged. I can't stress enough how deranged it was from beginning to end. From what I can discern the blog, in fact, deals with the ridiculous misadventures of a group of twenty-something millennials in a bizarre world filled with numerous malevolent, yet irreverent, entities told through the agonizingly absurd medium of relatable tumblr chat posts. Though, some of these chat posts seemingly have nothing to do with the primary locus of the story, and I couldn't even begin to fathom the purpose of these vignettes.
  • Tumblr Staff: I see. I understand your situation and recognize it as valid. Do you want me to do something about it?
  • Tumblrer: Yes, I want you to do something about it. It's why I called you. You run the darned website, so fix it! *hangs up*
  • Tumblr Staff: God, someone is making trouble on tumblr again. This could be worse than that person who stole the bones, or that horrible ghost woman with the child servants, or even all of those people with Komaeda icons. We never even really found out what a Komaeda is or where it's from. *failing multiple attempts at logging into tumblr* Ah, I'm too nervous! I can't remember my password. Oh god, I might end up having to ask for help from... David. The thought of that makes me shudder. David has changed so much since Verizon came around. He's not like his old self anymore. He's so distant, and frightening, but I have no other choice but ask for his help.
  • *the staff member makes their way down a poorly lit, cold, damp, and narrow hallway littered with debris and old rat droppings*
  • Tumblr Staff: *knocks on a creaky wooden door* David, it's me, your fellow staff member. I need help. The users are angry again and I forgot my password. They keep calling to complain about a funny and relatable blog which, in reality, matches neither of those descriptions. I think it's serious this time around, David. We have to do something, David. Are you in there, David??
  • Door: *slowly creaks open to reveal an empty room with no furnishings*
  • Tumblr Staff: David is gone! The servers are gone! Everything's gone! But how can this be!? *runs to the window and looks out into the empty streets below* David was just here today? I'm sure he was. I may not have seen him, but I heard very familiar David-esque sounds coming from this room of his. Not only that, but the comforting mechanical buzz of the servers was also apparent. When could he have absconded? And how did he do so without me noticing?
  • *the door and window shut close*
  • Tumblr Staff: Eep!
  • Verizon: *materializes in a dark corner of the room*
  • Tumblr Staff: Ms. Verizon! When did you get here?
  • Verizon: I was never absent.
  • Tumblr Staff: Sorry, Mrs. Verizon. I need help. It's the users again. They're upset because a blog has been misrepresenting itself. It's serious this time, I'm afraid. I can't do anything about it because I've forgotten my password and David is nowhere to be found!
  • Verizon: We're aware of the complaints, dear. Dozens more people work on customer support than just you. Furthermore, David has been let go and your access was revoked.
  • Tumblr Staff: Huh, but why?
  • Verizon: Restructuring. Unnecessary elements were removed; unnecessary privileges were revoked.
  • Tumblr Staff: Ah, I didn't realizes such changes took place. Either way, the issue of the funny-relatable blog still remains.
  • Verizon: *appears behind the staff member* There is no issue.
  • Tumblr Staff: Eep!
  • Verizon: Jumpy one, aren't you.
  • Tumblr Staff: How can you say there's no issue? Our users are enraged.
  • Verizon: And? At any given moment the lot of them are enraged over one trifling matter or another. It doesn't change anything. The fools will use the website 'til the day they die. In fact, I believe addressing any of tumblr's so-called "problems" may actually make harm the website in the long run.
  • Tumblr Staff: How so?
  • Verizon: Tumblr thrives on its userbase. The reason new people join tumblr isn't for its features, its design, or staff, it's the users. Tumblr has such a large and unique userbase that people are inherently drawn towards, whether that is to partake in the community or to mock it, they all huddle together and emanate the same repugnant miasma. Tumblr's userbase is so large that whenever a copycat site is made it will never last long no matter what its features may be.
  • Tumblr Staff: And why would that be?
  • Verizon: Because those copycat sites will never be able to match the size and complexity of tumblr's core userbase. Every copycat site dies eventually as they can't possibly compete with our business model. Tumblr is a perpetually unsuccessful website, but its for this reason that the community remains as it is. The site itself imposes its broken visage onto those who use it. They all become a little extension of tumblr. No matter how hard they try, there will be a piece of themselves waiting for them here. Fixing tumblr would mean fixing its users, destabilizing our business model of nonsense and disorder.
  • Tumblr Staff: I never looked at it like that, Mrs. Verizon.
  • Verizon: Yes, yes. You're not as creative as a thinker as we would like our tumblr staff to be, but you serve your purpose well. Now, you've had your fun, so I think it's time that you return to me.
  • Tumblr Staff: I don't know what you mean. *phones rings in the front room* Ah, the phone. I have to answer this, it could be a user with a serious issue, or perhaps a business which wishes to make use of our services for advertising.
  • Verizon: It's neither. There's no phone.
  • Tumblr Staff: Excuse me, Mrs. Verizon, with all due respect, I believe you must be mistaken as there is most certainly a phone sitting atop my desk in the front room. It's a very important phone, indeed, as it's the only phone in our entire establishment that receives calls from users with technical issues, and/or business wishing to make use of our services for the purpose of advertising their products.
  • Verizon: Listen to me, dear. There is no phone.
  • Tumblr Staff: But there is, I've used it and I can hear it ringing right now. I can hear it ringing from the front room.
  • Verizon: Can you?
  • Tumblr Staff: Most certainly. I can hear, right now, it's ringing in the front room. There's probably a user on it with a technical issue, or possibly a business - or, to be more apt, a representative of that business - that wishes to solicit our services for the purpose of advertising some marketable commodity.
  • Verizon: Excuse me, dear, but there's no phone.
  • Tumblr Staff: Mrs. Verizon, I respect you and look up to you as my boss, but your behavior is very worrying. There's a phone. There's definitely a phone.
  • Verizon: A phone?
  • Tumblr Staff: Yes, a phone.
  • Verizon: A single phone?
  • Tumblr Staff: Correct, a single phone.
  • Verizon: Sitting atop your desk in the front room? A phone that is the only phone in our entire establishment that receives calls from users with technical issues, or prospective advertising partners?
  • Tumblr Staff: Yes, the trinity of those things.
  • Verizon: A phone with three requirements: to sit atop your desk in the front room, to receive calls from users with technical issues, and to receive calls from business which wish to advertise on our platform. A phone in three states which makes a whole. A phone that has become the crux of our conversation. A phone I don't think is real, rather I know it's not real. Why would we, a tech company, need such a phone; a rotary phone, with a dreary green paint-scheme, sat atop an old desk in an old building, taking absurd calls from disgruntled users and confused prospective business partners. The idea of such a phone ringing, carrying its incessant ringing nonsense through the narrow hallway connecting the front room to this barren back room, in-this day and age, is preposterous. It didn't happen. It hasn't happened.
  • Tumblr Staff: *gone*
  • Verizon: So, you've returned. Are you dreaming inside of me, dear? I wonder what of? Are you dreaming that you ever had a modicum of freedom? Are you dreaming of separation from me, my dear? You never were. Even if you were, what freedom is there in answering phones and pretending you provide some sort of service for a company that has long since absorbed your very being.
  • *phone rings*
  • Verizon: Hello? Veriz- Ah, I mean tumblr speaking.
  • Business Representative: ■■■■■■■
  • Verizon: I see.
  • Business Representative: ■■■■■■■
  • Verizon: Very interesting.
  • Business Representative: ■■■■■■■
  • Verizon: You've proposed an offer I cannot resist. I look forward to doing business with you. *hangs up* Sweet capital.
Being Dean’s Daughter Would Include...
  • forehead kisses
  • like, lots of them
  • “Dad, can I-”
  • “No”
  • shooting for the first time with his gun
  • sneaking small bites of the pie he told you not to touch when he and Sam are on a hunt
  • ending up eating the whole pie
  • and not feeling guilty about it
  • singing in the shower when no one is home
  • Dean listening to your singing when he is home
  • not being able to go anywhere without Cas watching over you
  • him teaching you to drive the Impala, but Dean getting too nervous and tells you to switch
  • you having to drive the Impala back after a bad hunt
  • worrying about your dad every time he leaves, even if its just to the store
  • being used as leverage against dad and uncle Sam
  • complaining about how hard baby’s seats are
  • tripping over your own feet and choking on air
  • but still being so elegantly graceful on hunts
  • Dean remembering you as a toddler
  • insisting that you’re fine, but Dean knows better
  • you crying in his arms, only to make a joke and make both of you laugh
  • “Can I drive?”
  • “Am I dead?”
  • “Not yet.”
  • “Then no.”
  • being into classic rock more than Dean, which creeps Sam out
  • you going to Sam when your dad tells you ‘No.’
  • eating halloween candy together and laughing at the haunted houses
  • him giving you his gun as your first
  • always making sure you had everything he could possibly give you
  • Sam picking on your hair
  • you picking on Sam’s hair
  • “Dad, there is a case-”
  • “No.”
  • being the target of all Supernatural creatures
  • having your anti posession tattoo somewhere hidden
  • knowing how to pick a lock and hotwire a car since you were 12
  • also knowing how to lie your way out of anything
  • none of the tricks Dean taught you work on him
  • Dean always being proud of you 

despairbby  asked:

In the recent episode of Spn, there were posters of a ship and a lost dog shown. Lots of people have been pointing out that it's hinting towards Destiel. I know there were other posters, but can't remember them off the top of my head. But, those two posters in particular made me nervous. Ship lost? Could that be referring to Destiel being lost? Just curious of your thoughts.

Hi, dear! I don’t think that the poster you’re talking about refers to our ship being lost. 

I’d say that the dog is lost in our ship right now, which is why Dean was so worried at the beginning of the episode. Cas is still absent, he’s still lost, he’s still AWOL. Remember that thanks to Rowena, Cas has been associated with both a dog and a fish since season 10. In 10x22, Rowena said this: 

“I’m sorry, you’re just fascinating, an angel that rejected Heaven. That’s like a fish that wants to fly or a dog that thinks it’s people.”

The same “dog thinks it’s people” was used in 11x06 when Cas was just pointlessly watching TV to try to deal with his PTSD. So, if we see the poster of a lost dog when we know Cas is missing, I think there’s just one way to understand that. 

And as @postmodernmulticoloredcloak said int his awesome post Dean settled for the omelette when what he wanted was pancakes, so he settled for Ca…rmen when what he wanted was Ca…stiel. No matter if Carmen was wearing a brown jacket, the truth about our ship is still that “the dog is missing”. The dog that thinks it’s people hasn’t been found yet (despite how much Deas has tried to find him). He hasn’t put up posters, but he has definitely tried to find him as we were told at the beginning of the episode.  

I hope this helps to calm your nerves, dear. :) 

Proper Date Manners

approximately 7k of fake dating, un-fake feelings, and Jane Austen!

based on this tumblr post

ransom & holster belong to ngozi, creator of @omgcheckplease

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“Bro. Don’t look now, but that girl’s been checking you out for the last fifteen minutes.”

“‘Swawesome,” Ransom said, keeping his eyes on his phone.

Holster frowned. “Dude. When I said 'don’t look now,’ I didn’t mean for you to actually not look.”

Ransom shrugged. “I don’t really feel like hooking up tonight, man.”

Holster squinted at his best friend. “You 'haven’t felt like hooking up’ for the last three months, Rans. I thought you said your breakup with March was mutual?”

“It was,” Ransom insisted, but Holster wasn’t convinced. Three months was a lot in college time, and a guy as attractive as Ransom wouldn’t be having any trouble getting a date unless he didn’t want one. Which meant…

“Are you still upset about it?”

“No.”

“Then there’s no reason for you not to let me hook you up, is there?”

Ransom probably thought he looked casual, but Holster knew his best friend. He could see the way Ransom’s fingers tightened around his phone case at Holster’s question. So when he said, “Guess not,” Holster didn’t waste a moment in slinging an arm around Ransom’s shoulders and steering him towards the girl he’d noticed. Ransom was an amazing guy. He deserved to have a nice time.

Of course, Holster would have really liked to be the one showing Ransom a nice time… but that was beside the point.

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Okay, so obviously I saw Dear Evan Hansen and now I’m going to tell you all about it, because several people have asked.

So the show started at 7, but we went down the the theatre at about 5:30. We waited around until the security came and started forming the line. They opened the doors and sent us inside, so we could stand in line again. It was a little weird, but we were first in line so it was okay. Eventually a guy opened the door and let us in, and my sister and I just sprinted up the stairs. We got to our seats and sat down, and we were the first people in there and it was pretty weird to see the theatre completly empty.

We went to buy merch, but the lady at the merch cart couldn’t get the lock undone. She was pretty young and really sweet. My sister actually opened the lock for her xD. It was pretty funny. We saved the merch stand. Then obviously we waited for a while for the show to start and I was just shaking the whole time. Eventually the “silent your cellphones” thing went off and my sister grabbed my hand and we saw Ben come out and obviously then the show started and I was shaking and my sister and I were crushing each other’s hands the entire time and I was just completely enthralled with this show. I made some notes during intermission about the first act:

So at the beginning when Connor gets up and leaves the table, he doesn’t have a backpack like he did in the boot. Maybe the chair falling was a problem. Also, why don’t I have a professional recording of Mike Faist saying “FUCK YOU”

Connor’s face when Cynthia says he’s not high XD. Oh Michael.

“Am I not laughing hard enough for you?” Was like almost seductive? 😄 And then Jared looked legitimately terrified and almost tripped over Evan trying to get away.


I know other people talk about this a lot but hot damn when Mike goes “I rub my nipples and start moaning with delight” is quite possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s hard to focus on all three boys at once but 👌

Will like leaped onto the stage when he went “HOLY SHIT” and it was adorable.

So during Requiem, all three Murphys are holding paper and Cynthia just holds it, Larry folds it up and puts it in his pocket, and Zoe crumples it up. Idk I just liked that a lot.

So you can see some of Connor’s room via projection and there is a no smoking sign and a hand giving you the finger on the wall. We also have matching Camelback water bottles.

Ben crying on the floor was just…omg he was just. I could go on for hours about Ben I’m not even kidding every bit of praise for this boy is deserved one hundred percent.

Ben and Laura’s riffs in If I Could Tell Her. Like it was a riffing party y'all.

Cynthia sobbing into Connor’s pillow during Requiem had me shookethened

Mike nearly ran into the screen during Sincerely Me when get goes “WELL ANYWAY!!”

BEN’S SEAT WAS SUPER POOFED in the scene with For Forever. Like the other three chairs were normal but Evan’s had a GIANT pillow on it.

I’m surprised they didn’t have to mop the floor between acts. Y'all talk about Fankhauser’s spit but damn Platt.

I never once doubted Michael Park’s talent, but…but like words can not describe how insanely talented this man is. When he sings 💜💚💜💚

That was just the first act. I have a lot of feelings about the second as well, obviously Ben SLAYED Words Fail and Rachel was just 😍😭😍😭😍 but also:

Props to Will and Kristolyn for carrying those background vocals. Like 500/10. Damn.

Connor standing there during Words Fail was heartbreaking

The Murphys during Words Fail were heartbreaking

People laughed randomly during To Break In A Glove and it wasn’t even at funny bits?!

The “Let’s throw a kegger” scene was so funny y'all have no idea.

The second half is a little blurry b/c I didn’t immediately write everything down but those are the parts I really remember well.

Overall:

Connor is a bouncy boy. He bounces a lot. And his hair is so floofed. So pretty too. XD

Jared’s laughs make my life. Cleared my skin.

Ben Platt is just…I can’t. Give the boy a Tony. Also Give Mike a Tony. Please. His micro expressions and just the little things he does make his Connor believable at the beginning, and make Not-Connor a very interesting character to observe.

Also give Michael Park some awards please. Like damn.

Rachel Bay Jones is not only the sweetest person alive she is also a ridiculously talented woman and I feel bettered as a person for having seen her.

Jennifer Laura Thompson has the ability to make me feel everything Cynthia felt and I’m just shook.

I HAVEN’T TALKED ABOUT LAURA DREYFUSS YET. OMG I am so blessed rn. I’ve never been a big Zoe fan until tonight. She made me understand every bit of that character and things I’ve felt like are missing make a lot more sense now. And her face during Words Fail was just killing me. Every bit of her performance was amazing.

Kristolyn Lloyd deserves SO MUCH MORE than she gets. I love her and want to hug her.

Will. FREAkING. Roland. We all know I am the #1 Will Roland fan, and tonight just made it a thousand times worst. Like he is such a great actor and It’s so disappointing that he doesn’t get appreciated like he should. He is so much more than the Jokes Boy™. I would die for him. We made a solid five seconds of eye contact during the end of You Will Be Found. The whole You Will Roland Be Found thing is true. I was found by Will Roland.


Okay, so after the show we headed straight to the stagedoor(obviously after curtain call, which I already made a comment about earlier)and right as we got there Michael Lee Brown was walking away and I said “Hi Michael!” And he turned and waved as he walked away from the theatre. He is a beautiful boy. We waited for a bit before Michael Park came out. We were right by the door, and Michael went all the way to the other end and came back. I already posted about what he said to us, but it was really sweet that he took the time to talk to us and acknowledge our attire.

Then it started raining. We waited around for a bit in the rain, chatting with the girl that stood next to us. She had been seeing a lot of shows and was telling us about meeting some other Broadway stars. She was very nice. We then heard some screaming across the street and I was like “IS IT COREY!” and it was Corey!! So we ran across(my show was untied and I almost slipped on the wet street) the street to the Jacob’s and stood there waiting for him. My youngest sister saved our spot since she didn’t know who Corey was. She also kept my Playbill.

As we waited for Corey Rachel came out, but like we met Corey, and talked for a second and then got back right as Rachel got to our spot so it all worked out.

Like I said, Corey was really sweet and got excited to sign my Newsies bag and then took pictures with my sister and I. We were standing at the opening for min to leave (Laura and Corey both had cars waiting for them) so he walked around the cars with us and told us to be careful crossing the street.

Then Rachel was really nice again. She was telling us about how it’s a lot of work doing 8 shows a week, but it’s very rewarding and she is glad to do it.

A few minutes later they informed us that no one else was coming out so we headed back to our hotel, it was still raining, so I wasn’t surprised that they didn’t come out.

Sorry this is so long but I can’t put a cut because I’m on mobile.

apathetic-and-gay  asked:

Your blog is so helpful! You're very bright! :) I was wondering, this is something I've been struggling with,,, I can't quite change the mood when I write. How can I transition from a light hearted moment to a solemn one and so on?? I like to make comedic characters with intense back stories but I think that requires a lot of tone shifts and I'm just an foolish amateur

Ooh, wonderful question.  

There are lots of ways I go about conveying the mood in my writing.  Most frequently, however, I’ll use the weather or the environment around them.  

For example, if I want to convey a somber tone – for, say, a funeral – I’d try something like this:  

The world was colorless, comprised of varying shades of lifeless gray.  The sky was charcoal, the ocean slate, and it was difficult for Jane to believe that there was ever a time when her hometown had seemed as vibrant as it had when she was a child.  She couldn’t wait for the funeral to be over so she could take refuge in her hotel room, turn on a vapidly cheery sitcom, and tune out the dull, drab world around her.

If you want to convey a hopeful mood, you could try something like this:  

Socrates narrowed his eyes determinedly at the horizon, watching as the inky sky was illuminated by the rising sun.  Today would be the day he confronted the Athenians once and for all, granted them the “apology” they so desperately craved.  It would be his final stand.

And if you wanted to convey a rapidly changing mood, you could try something like this:  

Dante looked up at the evening sky, the colorful flares of sherbet pink and orange subdued to a dim, depressing gray with the retreat of the setting sun.  How fitting, he thought, that it so accurately mirrored his decline in mood after Virgil’s departure.

The list goes on and on.  Interspersed with the narrator’s commentary on the characters themselves, I feel this is one of the most simple and effective ways to convey the overarching mood in any given seen.  

You can also get funny with it and contrast the atmosphere with the mood of the characters:  

 The sky was snappy electric blue, the air crisp and pervaded by the cheerful chatter of birds.  Of course on the worst goddamn day of his entire career the weather would finally decide to be cheerful.  

Or, you could get straight-up tragic and have it be a beautiful day when something awful happens:  

It was a beautiful summer day in Maine when they told me my mother was dead.  The world was full of color, and I was surrounded on all sides by cheerful yellow daffodils and giggling pansies.  It all seemed so hollow, so unreal in conjecture with the bitter nothingness I felt inside of me. 

In this particular instance, however, (i.e. writing comedic characters with tragic backstories), I would personally focus on showing how your characters use humor as a coping mechanism, which a lot of comedic characters (and real-world people, for that matter) often do.  

I usually do this by building them up as a cheerful, happy-go-lucky character.  I allow the reader to take comfort in their upbeat tendencies, establish them as comedy relief.  

Then, I’ll choose one definitive moment of brutal honesty where we see the pain behind it all, and it’s very clearly not funny anymore.  For example:

The kitchen was dark, illuminated only by melancholy blue light of the freeway.  Like Tuck himself, it all seemed a lot less cheerful than it did in the daylight hours.   

“Yeah, my dad sure as hell wasn’t the nicest person in the world,” Tuck went on with a quiet laugh, though his eyes were now rimmed with pink.  “I remember, there were days when I’d come home – little shit I was back in those days – and find the door locked ‘cause I’d miss curfew.  I’d go to sleep on the stoop in thirty degree weather.  Wake up with bugs in my clothes, fingers and toes so numb I could hardly feel ‘em.  Neighbors didn’t do a goddamn thing, neither.”    

He huffed out a short noise that was somewhere between a laugh and sob, and took another swig of his liquor.  “I deserved it, I guess.  Like I said, I was a goddamn obnoxious brat back then.  And anyway, it was loads better than being inside with my old man once he’d had a few beers in ‘im.”

Notice how I keep things subdued here – tragic moments can easily be spoiled by being an exhibitionist about your characters emotions.  Keep things subtle, and trust in your readers’ ability to feel the weight of it on their own.

Anyway, these are just a few personal rules of thumb, but I hope they work for you as well.  Maybe at some point I’ll do a longer post on how to convey mood in writing, at which point I’ll be sure to tag you.  

In the meantime, good luck, and happy writing!

Long Distance ~ 10K/Reader

Requested by Anon:

“Ok, check this: imagine based in season one. Reader is on the north pole with Citizen Z (no questions asked). IMAGINE flirting with 10k via cameras etc when Citizen Z isn’t in the room. wow my heart is exploding at the thought i can't”

This was harder to write than I imagined, sorry its short! 


“Simon, this is the most boring job ever. I never thought I’d get stuck in the apocalypse with you.” You huffed, kicking your feet up on to the desk. 

“I told you, Y/N. It’s Citizen Z now. Don’t use my real name.” Citizen Z covered the microphone as if it was still recording. You rolled your eyes.

“If my calculations are correct Operation Bite-mark should be coming through this area soon. We need to update them with the new CDC coordinates.”

“Do you really think this is going to work?” You said uncertainly. You’d been stuck at Camp Northern Light longer than you remembered and if Murphy was your only hope it really wasn’t much hope at all.

“It has to.”

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anonymous asked:

Soooo Tumblr tagged your new post as "Content for Adults Only" and I can't see it 😢😢 srsly tumblr is pissing me off rn

Anon said: I don’t understand how your most recent post about Denki is blocked by safety mode????? Like it’s just your art of his birthday! I love the art of it tho, it’s fantastic! Keep up the amazing work.

Anon said: *whispers* the thing you just posted contains sensetive media apperantly

Yeah it’s most probably Mineta isn’t it

(jk it was probs my inclination to swear my way through life’s fault, I asked for a review so it should be visible in a bit but for now you can see it here !!)

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Narrative structure as Dean/Cas possibilities/viewpoints in Dabb Era

I’m sitting here trying to remember the “lesson” of all the cases this past season and really I do think it’s all going to point to what’s coming next for Dean and Cas. Besides some mirrors that portray Mary against Sam and Dean’s histories, there’s been a few cases of one sided love (12x07 and the one with the camping couple where the girl was leaving but the guy loved her more than she loved him) , one of a lover “saving” another by dying with them (12x13), one accidentally getting a best friend killed (12x06), two settling for a reanimated sibling instead of living without them (12x11 and 12x20). I’m sure there’s more (but since I mostly stopped caring deeply where Dean/Cas was going I stopped looking at this show through the meta/predictive lens). It all feels like possible depictions and shades of Dean and Cas’ relationship as it has now found itself. Which situation are they most like? We can’t really tell… for one, because the season isn’t done, and for two because we are given multiple relationship avenues/labels for them while simultaneously committing to none. We see no definitive outcome/depiction for Dean and Cas in a way that can be deemed consistent.

This.

This right here is why it has looked like there’s no narrative structure this season (well, this and the fact that the few Mary mirrors we have been given have just seemingly been shown with no greater purpose than to recap old history, PLUS with no brotherly conflict this year the show hasn’t focused any structural efforts towards the Dean/Sam relationship depiction so when it compares Dean/Cas to siblings it’s a bit jarring). In Carver era, for example, the Dean/Cas relationship was ALWAYS depicted by interspecies/interracial relationships or same sex relationships, or sometimes both. Because of this CONSISTENT defining structure you could always tell the “status” of Dean and Cas’ relationship by looking at these particular “C” plot character mirrors/folds.

In Dabb era this is no longer the case.

My mind compares it to a car now being put in reverse (exclusively romantic being dropped for mixed ones), that has hit the metaphorical gas, but is miraculously being dragged forward by something stronger, a narrative burnout if you will. And that something is the text. The mirrors no longer need to be so precise because Dean is being fairly verbal to Cas this season, and Cas’ problems (the main two being he’s still probably suicidal in his need to clean up his messes while protecting Dean and Sam and he’s feeling eternally “put out” by Heaven by which this season human/Angel interaction “rules” gets an extended highlight and a full episode) are what is driving half the story and have been given a fair bit of text/dialogue themselves.

The whole thing feels like a now blended label of what Cas is specifically to Dean. But since the text is creeping towards being more clear, the subtext and structure can theoretically, therefore, be more loose if the storyline was still a possibility on their radar. Really, I don’t know how I feel about it. As many of you know (or hell, might not know since I mostly converted my blog into an art blog), I was a loud canon supporter and structural meta writer who supported Carver hard (I thought we were headed fast into canon text in S9 before I realized Sam’s “cure” was going to derail the storyline), but became fairly jaded because it became increasingly clear that he was going to leave the subtext as subtext. Like Korrasami, Destiel was canon because of the narrative mirror comparisons (which told the story where the characters would not put said feelings into actual words/text), but easily ignored if it wasn’t your thing. Text is harder to ignore, obviously. So here I am making this post because I’m beginning to see talk of canon again.

While the structured narrative subtext is no longer romantic exclusive for Dean and Cas, the text is, somehow, amazingly, getting closer for Dean to either tell Cas explicitly some feelings in text, or for Dean to give Cas a big romantic gesture (whether this will be healthy is unlikely, but let’s face it… Dean loves in unhealthy ways) of some sort (most possibly in a way that “saves” Cas and/or mourns him in death). I always said I’d be honest with how I felt the show was portraying Dean and Cas and this is currently it. This is what it looks like they are currently doing and setting up. But make no mistake, without a cohesive romantic mirroring structure the whole thing looks narratively weaker and all together more unlikely to lead to canon (regardless of SPN’s history with this storyline’s execution or rather lack there of). But on the plus side, those that want/discuss canon will no look as “delusional” when discussing this possible narrative scenario because it’s definitely no longer being told mostly through wardrobe cues/lighting and other characters. Dean and Cas are using words and actions. We just don’t know yet what *exactly* is going to be said/done between them and we still likely won’t know the true extent for some time.

REASONS WHY SUNGMIN WILL NEVER REGAIN KOREAN FANS
  • <p> <b></b> I know all the international ELF's don't understand why Korean ELF has turned their backs against Sungmin after his marriage. I'll just simply explain reasons why Sungmin isn't welcomed by Korean ELF and just a reminder that this is not a post to tell the international fans to hate on him too. I just personally found it frustrating to see international fans not being able to understand the korean fans and vice versa because I see the valid reason for them to be angry I don't plan to be a supporter of Sungmin until he apologizes to his fans.<p/><b>Fact 1:</b> January, 2014, Leeteuk's family members passed away from a car accident and Leeteuk suffered a lot (he even mentioned about how he became suicidal). He was completing his military service during the time; however, it was around this point of the year that Sungmin started to ask for marriage approvals to Leeteuk as well through letters. He even bought a condo for Saeun and himself (on February). He clearly didn't consider the situation of his members and he was being selfish.<p/><b>Fact 2:</b> The members and even his family didn't approve of his marriage to be held on December. They didn't mind him getting married, but it conflicted with SJ's schedule and they wanted him to push his marriage back several months (around March). His mother said to a Chinese fanbase owner, "There is no parent that beats his child" which meant that his family didn't want the marriage to be held so soon. The reason Sungmin and Saeun wanted to get married on December 13, 2014 was because it was exactly a year since they've met. I suppose it was a special date to them, but Super Junior members were having a concert in Japan a week before the marriage and the week after which meant that they would have had to perform, fly back to Korea for the wedding, and then fly back to Japan to perform which would have been physically straining for the members, considering the fact they need to prepare and rehearse for the concerts. As well, Sungmin missed concert rehearsals to go on a date with Saeun.<p/><b>Fact 3:</b> On September,2014, Sungmin's dating rumors came up. Fans actually knew about them dating in advance but they decided to keep it quiet for the sake of Sungmin. When marriage rumors came up, fans started to ask for feedback from Sungmin. They just wanted to know what was happening and were nervous. As you remember from Radio Star, Leeteuk and Heechul said that fans wouldn't want to hear dating/marriage news from the music industry, they wanted to know through Sungmin's words. However, during fan sign events Sungmin would never speak of this and ignored his fans who mentioned anything about the marriage rumor. He even hired bodyguards/managers who would threaten the fans "Do you not want Sungmin's autograph" if they asked anything about the marriage rumor. To his fans, he started to sign autographs with his wife's nickname "MIMI" on the autographs, which was replaced from a star. Fans don't want love symbols on their autographs, that's Sungmin's personal life that they don't need to be involved in.<p/><b>Fact 4:</b> You guys might know that Sungmin runs a naver cafe (kinda like a blog) and when marriage rumors came up, there were a lot of comments from his fans regarding this rumor. One fan wrote, "Let the fans who want to leave Sungmin, leave. It doesn't matter anymore" and Sungmin liked this comment. As well, he blocked the word, "Korean Fans" on the cafe, shutting korean fans out. He blocked blog accounts and deleted the comments of a koreans fan who wrote, "Wouldn't it be possible for you to keep your marriage rumors quiet for the rest of SJ and for the sake of yourself?". The fans wanted him to keep big rumors like this relatively quiet because it was right before the announcement of THIS IS LOVE repackaged album and it was an important time of the year for the fans and SJ (back then, it was thought that this could have been the last album before majority of the members will go serve for military service. It was the only chance that Korean ELF can help win the annual award for SJ). Because of Sungmin's marriage rumors, THIS IS LOVE repackage promotion lasted only for a week and the repackaged album only became a special album.<p/><b>Fact 5:</b> All the gifts that were given to Sungmin, now is basically in Saeun's possession. Fans probably spent lots of money in buying a gift for Sungmin, not for Saeun to keep and use. (Ex. the couple hat that they wore during their honey moon.)<p/><b>Fact 6:</b> Super Junior members were pretty disappointed with Sungmin. As you might know, on the date of Sungmin's wedding, SJ members tried to console Korean Fans and I heard that they left the wedding as soon as they can and ate somewhere else. I don't trust SJ's words from Radio Star fully because it was broadcasted on television, they wouldn't say anything bad about each other on a show. It is definitely true that they had a miscommunication but the miscommunication wouldn't have occurred if Sungmin tried to be considerate towards his members. Super junior is an idol group, and making individual actions did trouble the members quite a bit. It was the members like Ryeowook, Heechul, Leeteuk, and Kangin who expressed an apologetic attitude towards ELF when it wasn't their fault.<p/><b>Fact 7:</b> He told his Chinese fans about proceeding the marriage, and how he felt comfortable around Saeun. But he lied to Korean fans saying he isn't getting married. (One of the main reasons that Korean fans felt betrayed by Sungmin more than the international fans out here rn)<p/><b>Fact 8:</b> Korean fans don't oppose to marriage of their idols. They may be temporarily upset and those of the minority may leave Sungmin but we all know that Super junior is a grown up man (many are in their 30s now) and they need to date and eventually get married. Korean ELFs joke around to Heechul saying that he should stop loving 2D characters and find a real 3D women and get married. At first when news on his marriage was released, Korean fans were congratulating Sungmin, until they started to find about everything Sungmin did to his fans. In Korea, ALL OF HIS FANBASES CLOSED DOWN and many of the ELF is supporter of SJ except SUNGMIN.<p/><b>Fact 9:</b> It wasn't the announcement of the marriage that Korean ELFs were upset about, it was the fact that Sungmin betrayed Korean fans. Seeing korean community pages, I strongly believe that Sungmin won't be welcomed back into SJ from korean fans. Tbh I don't understand why he would get married so quickly (barely met a year) when he was going to go to the military right after. Well it is his decisions in the end.<p/><b></b> The only reason I made this posting now was the fact that Sungmin doesn't seem to care about Korean fans anymore and he isn't apologetic about his actions. This was the reason that angered me the most. I just hope he realizes what he has screwed up on and makes an effort to fix it. His personal life is important, but if it wasn't for his fans, he would not have made it this far with his career. If you guys still can't relate, try to think of your position as a Korean ELF. If you have any questions I guess I'm free to accept questions, but I hope they aren't quite harsh (don't try to fight me back) ._. This will be my first and last post on Sungmin though.<p/><

anonymous asked:

I can't remember. Does Dean know about the angel laying with a human taboo, or did the audience only hear about that?

Hi there. I was curious about this too, and the transcript isn’t posted yet (ack!), so I finally had a chance to rewatch 12.10 to check for myself.

From the flashback scenes, I was under the impression that they occurred while Cas (and Lily) were telling their respective stories, so Sam and Dean may not have gotten a word-for-word exact rendering of the scenes, but the implication is that the “stories” we’re witnessing contained the information we were shown in flashback. Hence the “storytelling flashback” device.

So I started rewatching the entire episode, just because, and OH MY GOSH, can I hijack this reply for a few minutes to flail about the differences between Cas in 12.12 and certain direct parallels to Ishim in 12.10? I’m only about 1/3 into the episode so far, but so far these things have stood out to me so strongly that they may as well have been written in highlighter, or neon lights like the big glowing HOT COFFEE sign in the diner above Ishim’s head.

  1. Ishim accuses Cas of having no home and no family (and in 12.12 Cas finally believes that he truly DOES)
  2. Ishim receives a wound to his side (in the exact same spot Cas is wounded in 12.12)
  3. The wounds were delivered by someone who had just wanted to be left alone (Lily had just wanted to live safely with her daughter, Ramiel had just wanted to hang out and go fishing)
  4. Like Cas in 12.12, Ishim was unable to heal his own wound (he holds his hand up to it and extends his fingers like he’s trying, and like Cas said, “something’s wrong” and he was unable to heal himself.
  5. Both wounds were healed by an outside force, and after Ishim’s healed, he comments (and demonstrates with one-arm push-ups) that he hasn’t felt so powerful in a millennium, and Cas was visibly weakened. After Cas was healed, are we also to also assume he feels more powerful than he has in ages?
  6. Lily has a similar wound, which she heals herself by burning up a piece of her own soul.
  7. Cas beginning to come to terms with the fact that Sam and Dean are willing to go to the same reckless lengths for HIM that he’s willing to go to for THEM. That comes to fruition in 12.12. And then Dean says without hesitation that Cas is their family (remember squeeing over that three weeks ago? ‘Cause I do. :P)
  8. We essentially get TWO versions of this story (Ishim’s POV– the “story” he’d told Cas all those years ago in order to make him believe they were on a “righteous mission” from Heaven in killing May– and then Lily’s story, which still lacked ONE element of truth. All these years, she’d never understood WHY Ishim was able to convince the rest of his flight that May needed to die. She was SHOCKED when Sam revealed they believed her child was a nephilim. But that’s when we finally understood the full truth. How Lily began to understand that ISHIM ALONE was truly responsible for what had happened to her The rest of the angels were lied to). Only after hearing both are Sam and Dean able to observe the truth. In 12.12, we also see multiple “outside pov’s), after which Sam and Dean are finally able to “see the truth.” They’re still missing the key piece of the story… WHY MARY WAS SENT THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
  9. Lily’s shock upon Cas saving HER life and killing Ishim instead. Sort of like everyone’s shock on Crowley saving Cas’s life by potentially putting himself at a disadvantage…
  10. (and 12.12 ended with the still-unresolved fact of WHY they raided Ramiel’s house in the first place… the larger betrayal is still afoot.)

So I should probably get back to answering your actual question here, yes? >.>

Castiel delivers the line to Akobel about the “most sacred oath,” He says, “You have lain with a human and you fathered a nephilim. You have broken our most sacred oath, and the penalty is death.” After Ishim enters the house and we hear Lily cry out and May scream, we return to Cas in the present telling this entire tale to Sam and Dean.

Cas says that they completed a mission, and Dean replies, shaking his head, “Some mission.”

We are left to believe that Cas related ALL THE INFORMATION THAT WE WITNESSED in that flashback in order for Sam and Dean to understand WHY going to Earth to murder a random little girl was the business of Heaven, you know? At a time when their presence on Earth was something they seemed to avoid at all costs. 

Would Cas have phrased the “death sentence speech” the same way while retelling the story? Quoting the bit about the most sacred oath?

Would he have mentioned that Akobel had to die because “He’d lain with a human and fathered a nephilim,” or would that just be an unremarked upon footnote to the story?

The fact that we’re shown Cas telling them both the beginning AND the end of the story is a visual “frame”bookending everything we see in the flashback. It’s a plot device that typically implies, “The story the character A is telling to the other characters is conveying the information you are seeing dramatized.”

As a plot device, we’re left to assume that EVERYONE WHO HEARD THE STORY knows all the information that was conveyed to us via the flashback.

So yeah, It’s safe to assume Dean knows. We’re SUPPOSED to assume that Dean knows.