catch me if you can cast

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The OA (2016–  )   

I can tell you everything I did wrong. I didn’t eat when I was hungry. Didn’t sleep when I was tired. Didn’t get warm when I was cold. It made me weak. But the biggest mistake I made was believing that if I cast a beautiful net I’d catch only beautiful things.

A (brief) masterpost of musicals!

(I don’t own/ didn’t record these!) Also, they’re all on YouTube!(it’s unfinished so far!) (I really love brackets, but if any don’t work, I can probably get a different video for you from somewhere else, just send a message. I have a heck of a lot of links)

Tony Awards (full show)

For the nights you feel like having a Broadway marathon...

Spider-Man
http://youtu.be/8tQiaj0I8ec

Wonderland original Broadway cast pt1
http://youtu.be/K43Sr_kiIp0

Wonderland original Broadway cast pt2
http://youtu.be/yM9MJ3qJwto

Mary Poppins act 1
http://youtu.be/nsh3mae8gNs

Mary Poppins act 2
http://youtu.be/oY4snwVq4Cg

Oklahoma (Hugh Jackman 1999)
http://youtu.be/J5DXLJgotrY

Rent
http://youtu.be/Lo8CmwIKiDw

Next to normal original cast
http://youtu.be/c-0ldE2Ubcs

Hairspray act 1
http://youtu.be/ReXLP_lcB18

Hairspray act 2
http://youtu.be/UAiB81n3gKk

Hairspray full
http://youtu.be/0viHZsiCNeE

Pippin
http://youtu.be/1qZUnQ6ZJw0

Bonnie and Clyde
http://youtu.be/6ljIs6Z0Mxc

Legally blonde
http://youtu.be/xjkscx9Osmw

The man who came to dinner
http://youtu.be/sqwLurn1AUE

Beauty and the beast
http://youtu.be/frbantaCYv0

The Addams family
http://youtu.be/yIIu-enyM6o

Company (Neil Patrick Harris)
http://youtu.be/a8uJ6wlm828

Gypsy
http://youtu.be/Lu7_ClufonQ

Anything goes (Sutton Foster)
http://youtu.be/PVumcH8KqJw

Book of Mormon
http://youtu.be/tTmflHgrdvU

25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
http://youtu.be/IfKO2C2uRmE

Cinderella
http://youtu.be/wYI3pDHBaMU

Catch me if you can
http://youtu.be/XPuCJTiyN7g

Grease
http://youtu.be/f3iaea-XX0I

The little mermaid part 1
http://youtu.be/fNDy9QtUd7c

Part 2
http://youtu.be/c8rVRSiqR7w

Part 3
http://youtu.be/jLvDwVfImUE

Part 4
http://youtu.be/zOYUmfGatAQ

Part 5
http://youtu.be/j5R2iLBTB9U

Part 6
http://youtu.be/fC5yTQ_uB7o

Part 7
http://youtu.be/MKIDfHftIdk

Part 8
http://youtu.be/40fzKcTN7p0

Part 9
http://youtu.be/8zOGvq5xpDY

Part 10
http://youtu.be/t5ybec9u1Tg

Part 11
http://youtu.be/yGo46bbqPuQ

Part 12
http://youtu.be/P–qeu0VGgk

Part 13
http://youtu.be/NzOei1gBK60

Part 14
http://youtu.be/VtLgcoBB2RI

Jersey boys pt1
http://youtu.be/7VdG5itNuZE

Pt2
http://youtu.be/797qJKVk0Pg

Pt3
http://youtu.be/IbRcsmf7B9Q

Miss Saigon
http://youtu.be/MrOz-JEe_qo

Ordinary days
http://youtu.be/u4Q0uwjGp30

Dogfight pt1
http://youtu.be/fl8o55HcJrk

The legend of Robinhood
http://youtu.be/Y2iPpOblDxo

Drowsy chaperone
http://youtu.be/LqNHcf1Gov8

Thoroughly modern Millie pt1
http://youtu.be/v212UUWicbU

Thoroughly modern Millie pt2
http://youtu.be/Jk1rJrb2EaQ

Wicked original cast
http://youtu.be/eByCtnF1y4U

Young Frankenstein pt1
http://youtu.be/vJ11SisOeGo

How To Catch An Orc Band in 3 Easy Steps!

Its important to know that as our barbarian has the same AC in armour as she does naked, she decided she’d like to be naked for shits and giggles.

DM: You see a group of 14 orcs and 3 goblins up ahead.Wizard: “I could cast fireball but they are too spread out…”
Barbarian: “I will aggro them and group them up for you”
Everyone agrees.
Barbarian: *runs into the group of orcs, buck naked* “IF YOU CAN CATCH ME, YOU CAN HAVE ME FOR A WIFE” (ooc): “I’ll roll persuasion on that.” Rolls a nat 20.
DM: “Dear God…..ok….the orcs see you and immediately run after you, attempting to grope you.”
Wizard: “I cast fireball” (hits for ridiculous damage)
DM: “As the Orc Chief gets a hand on [barbarian’s] pert butt cheek, a fiery explosion engulfs him and his fellow orcs……(long pause)….they are all dead.”
Barbarian, face down, holds up a severed male appendage in one hand and her sword in the other: “I LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE”

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HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY TO THE LEGEND TOM HANKS
(July 9th 1956)

“ Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.”

Even though Falsettos is closing remember...

(This is a combination of a lot of posts so don’t give me all the credit)

• Christian is gonna Fucking KiLL IT in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
• This is only the BEGINNING of Anthony’s amazing career
• You can catch Andrew in the new season of Girls
• The rest of the cast is going to be extraordinary in whatever they do next
• I can already tell we’re gonna win a lot of Tony awards
• And even if we don’t it’ll still be okay because the Falsettos Revival cast will reunite for the awards
• For those of you who don’t have Iphones the Falsettos Revival cast album is coming very soon
• For those of you with Iphones you can listen to the Revival cast album anytime you want
• You can listen to the original off-broadway cast albums on any device
• The Falsettos cast is going to perform at Barns and Nobles
• And if you don’t live in New York like me there’ll probably be footage of them preforming at Barns and Nobles
• The cast of In Trousers are reuniting
• Again, there’ll probably be footage of that too
• All of the Falsettos revival cast (minus Christian) has social media so we can keep tabs on them
• And Anthony has a YouTube channel where he uploads videos regularly
• You can buy Falsettos merch on broadwaystore.com
• You can also buy Falsettos fan work on redbubble.com
• Anthony also sells a phone case on redbubble.com
• There is audio of an normal Falsettos performance
• There is audio from that one time Anthony got sick
• There is audio from closing night
• THERE’S A MOTHER FUCKIN’ BOOTLEG FOR CHRITS’S SAKE!!!!
• And if you’re not about that bootleg/audio life then there’s a PROFESSIONAL RECORDING COMING SOON
• There are a lot of great new shows coming to broadway
• More specifically, there are two new LGBTQ plays and one new LGBTQ musical coming to broadway that we know of at the moment
• You can rewatch the Side by side Thanksgiving episode with the Falsettos cast
• Or any Falsettos cast member(s) interview really
• Or an interview with a Falsettos cast member that isn’t about Falsettos (maybe from a previous show they went in)
• On that topic, all of the cast members have done previous projects (whether it be TV shows, movies, or musicals) that you can watch at any time
• There are many dedicated Falsettos blogs (including this one) that will
continue to post Falsettos content even though the show is closed
• You can still look at old Falsettos posts, fan art, fan fiction
• Not to say there won’t be an abundance of new content coming soon
• We made so many memories as a fandom & will still make many more


In conclusion if you’re upset about Falsettos closing don’t fret my friend. If you have any more good things about Falsettos please add!

Aaron Tveit's musical roles through the years
Aaron Tveit
Aaron Tveit's musical roles through the years

In celebration of Aaron being in Grease later this month, here are clips of Aaron’s nine other big musical roles, in chronological order (this could also be used to show how Aaron’s voice has changed and matured over time)

  1. 0:00-0:26 - Male Solo in Rent (National Tour, 2004)(his first professional job)
  2. 0:26-1:14 - Link Larkin in Hairspray (National Tour and Broadway, 2005-2006)
  3. 1:14-1:38 - Dean in Saved! (Playwrights Horizons, 2008)
  4. 1:38 -2:18 - Gabe in Next to Normal (Original Broadway Cast, 2008-2009)
  5. 2:18-2:47 - Fiyero in Wicked (Broadway, 2008-2009)
  6. 2:47-3:42 - Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can (Original Broadway Cast, 2009 and 2011)
  7. 3:42-4:35 - Roger in Rent (Hollywood Bowl, 2010)
  8. 4:35-5:22 - Enjolras in Les Miserables (film, 2012)
  9. 5:22-6:17 - John Wilkes Booth in Assassins (London MCF, 2014-2015)(gunshot tw)
  10. forthcoming - Danny Zuko in Grease Live! (television, 2016)

“I can tell you everything I did wrong. I didn’t eat when I was hungry. Didn’t sleep when I was tired. Didn’t get warm when I was cold. It made me weak. But the biggest mistake I made was believing that if I cast a beautiful net I’d catch only beautiful things.

Crossing The Ocean

Asa Butterfield (Actor) x Reader:

(y/n) is part of the supernatural cast and also good friends with Asa. But on the after show party of the movie awards they start to make out and when Jensen catches them he can’t stop teasing (y/n) about it.

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Being part of the supernatural cast involved uncountable minutes of fooling around, laughing until you got a stomachache and - for me since I was the youngest cast member - enduring the endless teasing about being single among married co-actors.

Apart from that it also involved loads of interviews, conventions, invitations to movie awards and even more interviews.

Standing on the red carpet and having microphones right before my nose was now part of my daily life and I’ve never thought that I would get used to these large gatherings of people so quickly.

However, I loved going to movie awards, not only because of the interviews or the fans which I loved so much but also because of meeting other actors, either new ones or old friends.

The category of “old friends” consisted of Asa Butterfield, for example, who I’ve known since god knows when but I don’t see him a lot due to the fact that he lived on the side of the earth. So, I was always more than happy to meet him again after long periods of only texting and speaking to each other on the phone.

Today was one of these rare days where I got to see him at the movie awards. I have walked over the red carpet with my co-actors from supernatural and answered a lot of questions before going inside the huge building, my eyes constantly looking for Asa.

“Maybe you will finally get a date tonight. I mean the after show party is a great opportunity to find that special someone.”, I heard Jensen say but I just rolled my eyes. “Yeah, sure… I doubt that this will ever happen.”, I murmured while I watched Jared and Genevieve sharing a brief kiss, hoping that someday I will find someone who loves me this much.

“I think she already found one.”, Misha appeared behind us giving me a cheeky smile. I looked up to him, my eyebrows narrowed before asking, “Where have you been the last months? Didn’t you-” “Hey, (y/n), look! It’s Asa, isn’t it?”, Jensen interrupted me loudly, making me push him away slightly and leaning in to see from his spot. “WHAT? Where is he?”, I asked instantly, my gaze wandering through the big hall.

“I’m just kidding.”, he laughed and Misha joined in. “Oh, I forgot how funny you were!”, I said sarcastically, shaking my head while Jensen and Misha were still laughing.

The next two hours involved actors getting their awards followed by their speeches and, of course, I was proud to say that we were be able to go up on the stage getting another award for our amazing tv show.

After that, we all went to the after show party and I was still looking for Asa, asking myself how it was possible to miss him all time. Jared and Jensen had already seen him from distance, so he was definitely here.

When I noticed that I got a message I looked down at my display which revealed a message from Asa: “I’ve been trying to talk to you the whole evening! Where are you? I can’t find you!” I smiled to myself while I answered him: “I’m in the back of the room where the couches are.”

Only few minutes passed before Asa was standing in front of me, a huge smile on his face. “Hey, guys. Do you mind me borrowing (y/n)?”, he laughed and I looked at my friends who only grinned at me. “It’s fine. But don’t do anything naughty.”, Misha said making everyone laugh but I just rolled my eyes again, a smile on my lips.

When I stood up the first thing I did was hugging Asa as tightly as I could, trying not to think about our last hug which lagged too far behind. I took in his scent and tried to memorize it while his arms hold me near him. “(y/n), I missed you so much…”, he sighed quietly, his lips touching my ears slightly making me blush and wanting to be in his arms forever.

“I missed you, too, Asa.”, I whispered before I loosened the hug, noticing everyone’s stares. “Let’s go, I’ll buy you a drink.”, he offered, leading me to the bar but I didn’t miss Jensen winking at us.

Asa and I sat down at the bar, talking, drinking, occasionally touching. I couldn’t help but think about how much I appreciated his company. I loved talking to him or simply listening to his voice since it always made me calm down.

“How long are you going to stay here?”, I wanted to know, hoping that this wouldn’t be our only encounter.
“Two weeks… or 17 days to be exact. Don’t worry (y/n), we’ll have enough time to spend together.”
“I love your shirt, by the way.”, I mentioned after a few seconds of silence, my hand brushing over the soft, gray fabric.

I watched his eyes roaming over my body while he stuttered some words. I gave him a smile as he looked into my eyes again. “I want to say something nice about your dress… but the only thing on my mind is taking it off of you.”, he mumbled, his fingers running through his hair nervously. I felt my face heating up while an awkward silences lingered between us.

“That wasn’t an appropriate thing to say.”, he chuckled, looking everywhere but at me and since I still didn’t know what to reply I just said the first thing that came into my mind, not wanting him to feel uncomfortable around me. “It’s okay.”

His head shot up, his incredible blue eyes looking right into mine.
There was silence again, a tension forming between us and the next thing I remembered was having his soft lips on mine.

I didn’t really know what was happening and I closed my eyes, going by instinct and letting it happen - a decision I would never regret even though I had thought that the main reason for this was the influence of alcohol.
My hands wandered up to his neck while our lips moved in perfect synchronisation. And when I felt his hands grabbing my waist to pull me closer and his tongue licking over my lips, I realised that kissing him was really addictive and I wouldn’t be able to stop.

But after a while he pulled back abruptly, looking at me frantically. “Oh my god… What am I doing? I’m so sorry. I’m ruining everything!”, he panicked, pushing himself away from me and taking his warmth with him. “I think I should go.”, he mumbled, avoiding eye contact and starting leave. “No, Asa! Wait!”, I said loudly, trying to grab his sleeve but he left too quickly, vanishing between the crowd.

But then, right before me, Jensen appeared with a huge smirk on his face. “Looks like you got yourself a boyfriend.”, he chuckled, “Tell me, (y/n), what did you feel while kissing Asa?”, he asked, holding his fist in front of my face as if he was holding a microphone.

“Is this important now?”, I wanted to know, clearly showing him my annoyance. “Of course it is! Asa is a possible future husband, now.”, he insisted but I rolled my eyes. Leaving me after kissing me isn’t exactly what a future husband would do.

“He’s not me fiance.”, I reminded him, crossing my arms in front of my chest. “I know, I know. But he could be… in a few years.”, he suggested with a big grin on his lips. “Yeah, sure. Thank god he doesn’t live on the other side of the world.”, I mumbled sarcastically and started to leave. “Where are you going?”, Jensen wanted to know, before I answered, “To the hotel, I’m not in the mood for a party anymore.”

The whole evening the only thing on my mind was Asa kissing me and then leaving like a coward.

The next morning I woke up to a quick, loud knock on my door. I stood up, running my hands through my hair before opening the door. I saw Asa standing there with his hands in his pockets, a nervous smile on his lips.

“How did you know what my room number is?”, I wanted to know when I let him step inside. “Jensen told me.”, he replied quietly, awkwardly standing in the center of my room.

When I stepped in front of him, my arms crossed, I waited for him to say something.
“You’re angry, I get that. And I’m sorry.”, he started, his hands reaching out to touch my arms. His touch sent warmth through my whole body making me want to be closer to him.

“I thought… yesterday… you know, the kiss.”, he continued, stuttering, “I was a bit drunk but kissing you… it made me want to kiss you again. Forever. And only you.”

I stopped breathing while his hand wandered up to cup my face. “I think I fell in love with you… at some point… I don’t know… I like you so much and I totally understand if you don’t feel the same, but…”, he admitted and stopped, looking at me and waiting for any reaction.

But I didn’t know what to do. Neither did I know what to say. “I know that there is a whole ocean between us, being one big reason to shove this feelings away. But I can’t, I tried and I can’t. I want to be with you…”, he finished, scratching his neck and making me blush.

“Can you please say something? Anything, please!”, he mumbled nervously, licking over his dry lips.
I just stepped forward, my hands grabbing his coller and pulling him down to press my lips onto his. Letting out a deep sigh, he kissed me back slowly as his hands found their way to my hips. “I don’t mind crossing the ocean so often.”, I whispered against his lips, making him smile.

“I’m really glad Jensen called me yesterday.”, he said quietly with a grin on his face, earning a confused expression from me.

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This imagine was requested by @i-ship-it-okay. I hope this is what you had in mind and that you like it. Feel free to send in requests! :)

“The List” of Upcoming Fics

This is just a list of ideas I have for upcoming fics and imagines. If any of these catch your eye or if you would like to be tagged in any of them please feel free to tell me!

Peter Maximoff
• “You do a podcast about mutants and I feel in love with your voice” in which Peter discovers your podcasts while trying to learn more about his father and falls in love with your voice and ideas. Then one day hes zooming past Professor Xavier’s office and he hears your voice, talking to Charles about some last minute information for your next cast, and Peter can’t believe his luck.
• “You just heard me giving myself a motivation speech and now you want one too” in which Peter was zooming down the hall and heard you giving yourself a motivational speech to be productive and when you finish he claps excitedly asking if he can get a speech too.
• “We are Youtube Rivals and our fans ship us” in which you and Peter are the best gaming youtubers on the planet and you are constantly competing for number one and for some reason everyone takes your competitive banter as flirting.

Warren Worthington III
• Scott sending Warren to get flowers from your shop because he knows you are Warrens type “SCOTT YOU ASSHOLE YOU K N E W” based off of this post
• You work at Warren’s favorite underground record store and he has the biggest crush on you and one day your ex comes in trying to harass you so Warren pushes past the asshole and kisses you in the middle of the store.

Kurt Wagner
• Fake Relationship Au in which you ask Kurt to be your fake boyfriend but he is very confused about American customs and dating. It also doesn’t help that he loves you and you make him very nervous.
• You nervously going to admit your feelings for Kurt and when you can’t read his expression you start to leave but he wraps his tail around your waist and pulls you back

Scott Summers
• Scott going with Warren to your work to see, the girl Warren claims to be “perfect” only to fall head over heels for her. “See I told you she was perfect” “holy shit…”

• “Scott’s got a thing for you he totally thinks you’re the hottest thing around! Believe me I’ve caught him with his pants down calling your-“ “PETER SHUT UP”

Alex Summers
• Mysterious “bad boy” Alex Summers always carries a sketch book around with him but nobody ever knows what he draws in it. Whenever anyone asks he claims he draws “what he likes”. One day you find his sketch pad on your desk opened to a drawing of you
• Everyone knows Alex is into you. Except Alex. Until one day your talking and he gets lost in your eyes and suddenly screams “F U C K” based off of this post
• Truth or Dare with X-Men First Class

Charles Xavier
• Charles and Erik both liking you and keeping “score” of their advances based off of this post
• Charles convincing your family to let you go to his school in order to learn control over your powers but then falling in love with you
• You and Charles are both telepaths and in a secret relationship so during class lectures you telepathically talk dirty to him which leaves him all flustered as he accidental says “penis” instead of “pencil”

Erik Lehnsherr
• Charles and Erik both liking you and keeping “score” of their advances based off of this post
• Erik saving you from humans and falling in love with you
• You think Erik’s kind of a dick; he thinks you are kind of annoying, but for some reason you both can’t imagine a world without the other. Plus, you really wanna jump his bones.

8th year spell challenge

For @carryon-countdown​ 27 Nov

Sooo I wanted to write a fic but none of these ideas quite developed into one, plus I didn’t plan ahead enough. So here are some random spell ideas:

- That childhood song, you know, ‘sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G’. (I really wanted to write a fic with this one but I wasn’t sure where to go with it)

- Simon would definitely try to invent something that magicks food (probably sour cherry scones) out of thin air. But the *other* thing that he really wants, in addition to food, is to cAtCh BaZ pLoTtInG. So, something like ‘caught red-handed’ or ‘I see what you did there’, but I’m not sure exactly what this would actually do.

- Simon is randomly messing around with popular lyrics and casts ‘Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone’ (I feel like this would actually make a pretty solid spell because it’s from a really popular song and people still say it a lot years after its release.) and it just transports him to his and Baz’s room and he’s all *confused*

- Also, MEMES. But since there’s a meme prompt coming up later on, I’ll think more on this one and hopefully make a fic out of it. (Or if anyone wants to make suggestions plz go ahead!!) I was thinking  ʷʰʸ ᵗʰᵉ fᵘͨᵏ ʸºᵘ ˡʸʸʸ'ⁿ, ʷʰʸ ʸºᵘ ᵃˡʷᵃʸˢ ˡʸʸʸ'ⁿ, ᵐᵐᵐᵐᵐᵐ ºʰ ᵐʸ ᵍºᵈ ˢᵗºp fᵘͨᵏ'ⁿ ˡʸʸʸ'ⁿ would make an EXCELLENT truth spell. But I’ve already written a truth spell fic and so has everyone tbh

OK that’s all I’ve got byeee! Tbh at least five times a day people will say popular phrases or I’ll have a thought and I’ll be like THAT WOULD MAKE A GREAT SPELL and then I promptly forget about it.

PS I love this Carry On Countdown there is SO MUCH CONTENT it’s FANTASTIC

the-oxford-english-fangeek  asked:

"You can't seriously be telling me you're going to use *that*," he said with a snort, gesturing to the umbrella between them on the table.

Lup picks up the umbrastaff and points it at her twin with a flourish. “Don’t tell me I actually found a weapon too camp for Taako?”

“Not on your life,” Taako says. “But that thing is even tackier than it is magical and you won’t catch me dead with it, not in your lifetime.”

“Perhaps the next one,” Lup says with a laugh, and Taako rolls his eyes despite the chill that runs down his spine: a chill that he’s come to recognize as a warning never to take the words of a divination wizard like Lup at face value.

Leave the first sentence of a fic in my askbox and i will write the next five.

Knowing What to Cut

Anonymous asked: I’m working on a book series and right now the first book just introduces the characters. (There are a lot). The plot doesn’t really start until the second book. Do you think anyone will want to read one big introduction book? Should I even bother?

One great general rule in writing is that every chapter should advance the plot. I don’t think of this as a real rule - a lot of really great books don’t care about advancing the plot and some don’t really care to even have much of a plot. This rule though is a great guideline and if you plan on writing a series where only the first book doesn’t abide by this rule, I would recommend starting with the second book.  

One writer told me that if the action doesn’t start until chapter two, start the book with chapter two. The reader can catch up. 

If you’re worried about introducing characters, I would recommend looking at how novels with huge casts of characters to see how the author manages this undertaking. Some great examples include It by Stephen King, The Stand also by Stephen King, A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, and As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. A number of these examples do a great job of introducing characters by switching points of view to follow other characters and more easily explain the backstories of various characters. If this technique is not what you had in mind, you may be best off introducing only the characters that are necessary to the plot as they appear in the story. This will make a large cast of characters seem smaller and their introduction should seem more natural. 

You know what would be nice? If I could make literally one dang post about Homeworld without immediately having to fight off someone trying to lecture me about how awful and rotten and evil Homeworld is.

Yes, I’m aware they have a slave caste.

No, they are not oppressing Peridot by limiting her powers. Literally her prosthetics turn into guns for no discernible freaking reason. They are not specifically trying to fetter her against future rebellion.

“oh but Clockie the enhancers can be taken away!”

Yes and we saw from Jailbreak to Catch And Release how the removable nature of the enhancers makes it so easy to stop Peridot from shooting you in the face right. Not like she nearly murdered our protagonists a bunch of different times and was extremely difficult to catch in order to properly disarm her.

Yes I am aware the caste system is bad and Homeworld is not a utopia. You know what else is not a utopia, which has a bunch of nasty prejudices, several of which are institutionalized? USA. Which somehow we’re all okay with accepting that USA is a place that exists and can have good-intentioned people in it without constantly having to acknowledge every single one of its problems.

Want to keep this fictional? Homeworld is full of Gems that have all these character flaws, you know who else has character flaws? The entire rest of the cast.

Like remember how Rose literally started a civil war? And attacked a bunch of people in The Answer who were actually not attacking her or even doing anything that she urgently needed to stop? 

Remember how Pearl caused a citywide power-outage that might have been permanent and then none of the Crystal Gems cared at all about picking up their mess or doing anything to ameliorate it, and instead just dumped it on Dewey because they had bigger fish to fry that coincidentally only really affected them? 

Remember how Rose’s Heroic, Noble Crusade left Jasper and plenty more people just like her a scared, traumatized mess and if Amethyst hadn’t been lucky enough to be born 500 years late she would have ended up just like Jasper?

And yet we can accept that the Crystal Gems are not pure evil! We can understand that Garnet being incredibly brutal to what she thought was Peridot in Joy Ride is born from the fact that she cares powerfully about the people she sees as threatened and this is what’s driving her aggressive behavior. We can understand that the Crystal Gems had something powerful worth fighting for even though that doesn’t justify every harsh unrelenting thing they did! We can understand Rose’s ideals even when they led to her doing something absolutely rotten and underhanded to Bismuth!

But god forbid we try to apply the same standard to the other side, apparently. Even when Homeworld was also fighting for something powerful, in that they were fighting for their species not to starve and die out and since they lost that war they are starving- no, that must be a lie, that must be a trick, even though Yellow Diamond didn’t even lie once in Message Received any of the many times it could have saved her esteem in Peridot’s eyes and she absolutely could have seen that.

It’s not like anyone on Homeworld’s side is fighting because Earth is their home and they can never see it the same way because of how it was taken from them, defined by the war, how they were driven away from it for years. Except that was exactly what happened to Jasper.

It’s not like anyone on Homeworld’s side sees the Crystal Gems as horribly selfish and cruel for turning against their fellow Gems for just some planet like the thousands more that are out there, who never even wanted a part in this war but was singled out and attacked by them anyway, except Lapis said as much in Ocean Gem and Same Old World just reinforces it.

It’s not like anyone on Homeworld’s side was assaulted just for being a Homeworld Gem without any reason to suspect wrongdoing and had no darn idea who these people were or why they were suddenly trying to murder her except Peridot. 

It isn’t like anyone lost family to the war, except Yellow Diamond.

But no, one side has to be Evil. We can’t accept that one side has reasons unless those reasons justify or eradicate everything they do. We can’t accept that this is a story about imperfect people hurting themselves and hurting each other and we won’t find any supervillains here.

We must always remain Vigilant against those who might suggest Homeworld doesn’t deserve to die for their crimes, I guess.

Screaming Beauty

Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug
Characters/Relationships: Adrien Agreste, Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Alya Cesaire, Nino; light Adrienette/Ladynoir, light DJWifi
Word Count: 3888

This is me doing The Thing™ for a prompt that @catch-the-ghost sent to @imagine-miraculousladybug!

Enjoy!


“Tired of not having time to do the things that you want to? Annoyed with all of the school work and extracurriculars that keep you awake at night?”

Hawkmoth smirked, feeling the newest victim nodding.

“I can help you with that. All I ask in return is that you bring me the Miraculous of Ladybug and Chat Noir!”

The faint whisper, “I accept, Hawkmoth,” ghosted across his senses and he grinned.

“Then go, and bring me their Miraculous, Sleeping Beauty!”


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Casting Spells through Pokemon Go

So somebody made a post about how you could use naming and transferring Pokemon in Pokego in order to banish negativity. That’s kind of cool, and it got me thinking… can you do other spells like that?

Yep! Here’s how it works.

Name a Pokemon you’ve caught after your intent. It’s probably better to catch an entirely new Pokemon for this purpose, but if you live in a dry spot then an established mon is fine. For instance, catch a Pidgey and name it “Confidence” if you want to do a spell to boost your confidence.

That’s your spell cast, now to charge it. To charge the spell and boost your intent, just power up the Pokemon with some candies and stardust. As the Pokemon has become a symbol of your intent, strengthening it will strengthen the spell.

If you want to cancel the spell, just transfer the Pokemon to Professor Willow.

Also: try to get an appropriate Pokemon for the spell if you can, though it isn’t necessary. A Pidgey might not be the best thing to use for a luck spell, so try an Eevee or even a Dratini.

Evolving will also charge your spell, but further. At the same time, though, that’s a LOOOOT of candy you’ll have wasted if you ever cancel the spell…

30 days of writing ; httyd

beginning. accusation. restless. snowflake. haze. flame. formal.companion. move. silver. prepared. knowledge. denial. wind. order. thanks. look. summer. transformation. tremble. sunset. mad. thousand. outside. winter. diamond. letters. promise. simple. future.

i apologize for the lack of quality writing recently, but life’s been hectic. i hope you can forgive me, and that this makes up for it. x

She wouldn’t stop smiling

It was so unlike her, all this grinning and laughing and blushing, so she was thankful for the setting sun and the purple light it cast over Berk – that also covered that Thor-forsaken tint over her cheeks. 

Her hand felt lighter and heavier at the same time at her side, like falling off Stormfly’s back but knowing her dragon would be there to catch her. It was like being dead tired but winning the battle. It was like – it was like –

“Congratulations, Astrid,” one of the older women on Berk said excitedly, “It’s finally happenin’!”

Astrid giggled – honest to gods giggled –  in response and waved as the woman walked past.

It’s a tradition on other islands, he had told her one summer, after accompanying his father on a peace talk. Astrid had laughed and said It would be nice to be asked, instead of, you know, the whole thing with the mundr and the contract and the part where people check if they have enough money to afford the woman. And the whole thing was kind of sweet, she dared to admit, but tell anyone, Hiccup, and I’ll kill you in your sleep.

She snapped out of her reverie realizing that she’d ended up in the forge back entrance, watching a familiar figure slam down a hammer on something that looked like another ridiculous modification for his dragon’s flight suit. She wanted to roll her eyes but swoon at the same time. And then, all at once, she wanted to punch herself.

“I heard tha news,” she heard from next to her. Gobber was grinning wildly. “It’s about time, too.”

Astrid pressed her lips together in order to hold back a smile. “Hmm.”

“He likes i’ when ye smile, girl.”

Her stomach stirred happily, but she didn’t take the bait. “He says a lot of things.”

“Aye. But he means it when it comes to you.” She looked at him then, and the soft, content look on his face made her chest deflate with relief. “Congratulations, Astrid.”

She’d had always liked Gobber – their mentor, their friend. She had always respected his opinion and took his advice. So this…

His eyes darted to the silver wrapped around her finger for the briefest of moments before going back to her face. “You two will be very happy together.”

Astrid drew in a gasp, and heat pricked the backs of her eyes. “Thank you,” she whispered. “Thank you, Gobber.” 

He gave her one last smile before walking away.