charlie's roots

anonymous asked:

1) I saw your tags on that post of Lizbobs about Twist and Shout and I am so happy that clear thinking meta writers like you agree that it in no way should be as popular as it is. It makes me cringe whenever someone brings it up as if it is actually a ‘beloved’ fic. I’m sorry if this sounds hateful, and I don’t mean to bring hate on the writers who put effort into it, but at some point this fandom has gotta realise that this fic being the ‘flagship fic’ for Destiel is a really REALLY bad thing.

2) Consider this fandom: We are close to getting canon destiel. That could put this show on the map, get real media interest. There is no doubt therefore that some media will dig further into the ‘fandom phenomenon’ behind destiel. Imagine just how CRINGEWORTHY it will be for mainstream media to discover that the most popular destiel fan fic is nothing more than poorly written tragedy porn rip off of Forrest Gump with the standard ‘kill your gays with aids trope’ at the end?!?! It is actually

3) disgraceful and we should be ashamed of ourselves for trying to push this fics popularity. Imagine how, on the chance destiel DOES become canon (which in my mind is rather likely) the writers, creators and actors on this show would feel that their beautiful love story about an angel and a hunter was butchered and turned into something frankly AWFUL?

4) How would Misha feel to know that a so called majority of destiel fans actually idolise a fic where his character dies from aids thanks to his decent into drug abuse?! What the HELL fandom?! WHY is this such a popular fic? It is a disgrace to the show, a disgrace to the characters and frankly an insult to our intelligence as a fanbase looking for LGBT+ representation. We don’t need more gay tragedies. That is pretty much ALL we get in mainstream media.

5) Yes the aids crisis was a horrible tragedy, but after decades of mainstream media giving LGBT people basically NOTHING but tragic stories where there are no happy endings for us, isn’t it about time that this trope DIED? Yet here we are, a modern and at least somewhat progressive fandom, still glorifying a fic that falls under that same tired miserable category. Not to mention that the fic is terrible written and the characters are absolutely nothing like their canon counterparts.

6) Sorry, I know this is getting rather mean, but years of pent up anger about this stupid fic is bringing it out of me in your inbox. Lets all be honest here. Twist & Shout is our ‘My Immortal’. It needs to die. Just like ‘My Immortal’ did for Harry Potter, it gives all other destiel fics a bad name. Can we PLEASE stop glorifying it and admit how shitty it is already.I know this is a harsh message, and I am sure that a lot of people would be upset by me saying these things, but it’s the truth

7) and I’ve spoken to enough people in fandom who silently agree with me. Though we all live in silence for fear of offending this mysterious majority of destiel shippers who apparently adore this fic? I’m sorry, but I am convinced that if we were to do a survey of peoples actual opinions on that fic, it wouldn’t come up positive at all. Popularity grows popularity. That’s the problem here. New people search for the most popular fics on AO3, and they become more popular, and those same new

8) people then believe that T&S is the standard to live up to in destiel fandom. That is an embarrassment for all of us. I just really want the obsession to end. Its not a good thing.

Oh hi. I see you have Feelings™ about this, and since I largely agree… 

I’ll start off by linking the post you’re referring to, with my attendant tags on it, here:

as well as a few other tag rambles I’ve gone on over the years here, going all the way back to 2015. So that at least gives readers an idea of how I personally feel about it. And now on to the disclaimer section of this post:

I’ve always been, and will ALWAYS be a proponent of fanfic being a “ship and let ship” environment. I will NEVER assume to dictate what people write, read, or find enjoyment in. I will NEVER judge what “should” and “shouldn’t” be written or enjoyed by ANYONE. FULL STOP.

I am also a fierce advocate for “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” when it comes to discussing fanfic. And that will never change.

But that’s not the issue when it comes to the inexplicable fandom “popularity” of this particular fic. If you read it and loved it, that’s GREAT! I’m glad. More power to you. It’s not the fic itself I have an issue with. I just wanted to make that clear. I am not here to dissuade people from enjoying it, nor to speak ill of the story itself.

It’s the nature of the story itself, versus the nature of fanfic, versus the fandom mystique surrounding it– the fact that it has somehow become the Flagship Fic Standard for ALL destiel fic, and the fact that for some reason the fandom itself seems to push it at the actors and creators and crew members of this show over and over again.

I’ve often wondered  if some of Bob Singer’s cavalier attitude about having killed Charlie Bradbury wasn’t directly rooted in the fact that the entire production staff seems to be aware of T&S, even if they haven’t actually read it for legal reasons, but at least know that this particular fic that is apparently glorified in this fandom is founded on the Kill Your Gays trope.

Like, we constantly yell at TPTB to be better than that, and yet THIS is the story we’ve chosen as a fandom to elevate to the highest pinnacle of fanfic glory?

It’s just… depressing.

(and honestly, this fic is THE reason I refuse to read ANY fic that’s tagged “period typical homophobia.” I just… refuse to torture myself with that damn trope anymore)

But from everything I’ve read about it (and from the half a chapter I managed to struggle through myself before noping out), the only thing necessary to make this an original work of fiction would be to change the names of the characters. It’s not even a “file the serial numbers off” job. It READS like original fiction where the characters and plot share little other than the names of our beloved Dean and Cas.

And to me, that’s not why I read fanfic. If I wanted to read about entirely different people, I’d read original fiction, you know? Not struggle to identify with characters that bear little to no resemblance to the characters I actually care about.

It’s not just a problem with AU fic, because I’ve read HUNDREDS, if not THOUSANDS of AU fics that don’t seem to have this problem with keeping the characters “in character” even in entirely different situations. If they can feel like Dean and Cas in a Firefly AU, or a Regency Romance, or a Gothic Horror, or Ancient Rome, or in a fantasy AU where they’re witches or dragons or a freaking octopus, then yeah, they can remain in character in ANY AU. HECK I ADORED AN AU WHERE DEAN AND CAS WERE FREAKING CHICKENS. LITERALLY CHICKENS. And it was more in character than T&S.

I’m not going to presume to suggest the sort of fic that I believe is more representative of the best of our fandom, but having read far more than 5000 fics (I’ve got over 4k in my AO3 history, and I read fic for over a year before I got an account there to start tracking my history, PLUS all the fic I’ve read on LJ,, tumblr, etc… I mean the real number is probably closer to 10k or even MORE if you count all the little drabbles and things), I have to say that the MAJORITY of fic I’ve read has been far better at representing Dean and Cas as I know and love them.

We as a fandom don’t have to agree on what the “best fanfic” of the lot of them is, but can we at least agree to stop pushing THIS PARTICULAR FIC so forcefully and directly into the faces of the actors, writers, crew, etc.?

If we want THEM to do better by our characters, if we want our shouts of STOP KILLING OUR QUEERS to actually hit home, maybe we need to stop glorifying this particular fic to TPTB at every goddamn turn.

(and second disclaimer: In all my years in fandom, aside from anon messages praising the fic, I have spoken to exactly TWO people who admitted to enjoying this fic. Talking privately with hundreds of others, people express a far less enthusiastic opinion of it. I firmly believe that the vast majority of hits on it are from people just like me and others I’ve talked to about it, that the only reason we ever clicked on it was due to this very fandom mystique, the controversy about its popularity, and curiosity over what all the fuss was about. It’s become a self-sustaining enterprise of generating more and more hits, you know?)

Newbies to fandom and fanfic are often encouraged to go to AO3 and search the ship results by either hits or kudos to read “the best stories” first, and of course T&S is the first result either way.

But as a fic WRITER? Can I just speak for all of us when I say getting a comment that our story was “just as good as T&S” doesn’t really feel like a compliment? Most of us don’t WANT to think we’ve written an OOC Kill Your Queers tragedy porn, or to really be associated with it in any way.

Honestly, we need to stop hating ourselves this much.

Team USA candidates if their team is eliminated.

Matthew Tkachuk
Johnny Gaudreau

Ryan Kesler
Chris Wagner*
Josh Manson*
Jared Boll*
Nate Thompson

Kevin Hayes
Chris Kreider
J.T. Miller
Derek Stepan*
Adam Clendening
Steven Kampfer
Brady Skjei
Ryan McDonagh*

Brian Flynn
Alex Galchenyuk
Michael McCarron
Max Pacioretty*
Jeff Petry
Al Montoya

Auston Matthews
Brian Boyle
James Van Riemsdyk
Matt Hunwick
Connor Carrick
Jake Gardiner

John Carlson
T.J. Oshie
Matt Niskanen
Nate Schmidt
Kevin Shattenkirk

Patrick Kane
Trevor Van Riemsdyk
Ryan Hartman
Vinnie Hinostroza
John Hayden
Tanner Kero
T.J. Motte
Nick Schmaltz
Scott Darling*

Craig Smith
Auston Watson*
Colin Wilson
Anthony Bitetto*

Paul Martin*

Patrick Maroon

Jordan Schmaltz*
Zach Sanford

Charlie Coyle
Zach Parise*
Jordan Schroeder
Jason Zucker
Nate Prosser
Ryan Suter*

Nick Bonino
Matt Cullen*
Phil Kessel
Bryan Rust
Tom Sestito
Conor Sheary
Ian Cole
Brian Dumoulin
Ron Hainsey*

Cam Atkinson
Brandon Dubinsky
Nick Foligno
Brandon Saad
Jack Johnson
Seth Jones
Zach Werenski *

Ryan Dzingel
Bobby Ryan
Colin White
Tommy Wingels
Chris Wideman
Craig Anderson*
Mike Condon*

Jimmy Hayes
David Backes*
Noel Acciari
Sean Kuraly
Tim Schaller
Drew Stafford
Torey Krug
Brandon Carlo*
Frank Vatrano
Kevan Miller
John-Michael Liles*
Charlie McAvoy
Tommy Cross

*unlikely to participate (personal opinion)
P.S. Can you tell I’m bored with my team not being in the playoffs.


Charlie Rouse ‎– Chão (Roots)

Knit Classics ‎– KCR-3011 – Originally released in 1977. Charlie Rouse ‎– Brazil. Bass – Ron Carter, Wilbur Bascomb. Cello – Jesse Levy, Ulysses Kirksey. Congas – Carlos Martinez. Drums – Bernard Purdie. Drums, Percussion – Portinho Electric Piano – Albert Dailey. Flute – Lou Orenstein. Guitar – George Davis, Ted Dunbar. Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion – Amaury Tristao. Percussion – Steve Thornton. Piano – Dom Salvador. Synthesizer – Roger Powell. Tenor Saxophone – Charlie Rouse. Trombone – Clifford Adams. Trumpet – Claudio Roditi, Waymon Reed.

anonymous asked:

I'm not out as an ace lesbian to anyone except for a few close friends (who have not been the most supportive of me, btw). I live in a very conservative place. I go to a Christian school, and everyone around me believes that the lgbtq+ community is bad and disgusting. I'm constantly surrounded by comments such as: "Being gay is a choice" "We need to help people with same-sex attraction overcome their unrighteous feelings" and "They/them is not a singular pronoun" I want to speak up. Any advice?

I think the first and most important step to speaking up in a situation like that is to find a support group that way you don’t isolate yourself when you do speak up. Personally I found that talking through issues like that on a smaller scale with trustworthy people first before becoming more broad prevented me from becoming isolated due to the religious nature of the community I was in. Once you do that, speak your mind, and do it loudly, a proud advocate against bigoted viewpoints does a lot of work that oftentimes they might not even see. Hope that helps

-Mod Charlie

The Wolf Of Black Tooth Bay

(Cont. @captainshadowhunter625 )

Much to Christianna’s surprise, she was not quick enough in any respect. Her attack failed, and the block to the Slashing claws was too slow. She felt a rush of anger and indignation. She was better than this….this should not have happened!

But it had, and she now clutched her face; more so out of embarrassment than pain. Sure, she felt the swipe of the claws, but the pain was considerably less than what it would be for a human. Christianna chuckled mirthlessly.

“You’ve made a serious mistake, chica!” her fan was snapped open; the hidden blades set to be used if need be. She was not going to leave this woman alone, and have her pride be in shambles.


How to Get Away With Murder Season 4 Episode 7 4x07 Nobody Roots for.. P…

GMW Season 3

I know everyone is focused on the major ships of this but I’d like to take a brief break and take a look at something that I am fairly certain will pan out within season 3 of Girl Meets World.

So, first there was Lucas Friar, clearly the love interest of the show.

Then there was Josh Mathews, the younger brother.

And then the late bloomer in Farkle Minkus, the most adorable and farkliest Farkle there is. 

And even Zay Babineaux came onto the scene and stole hearts.

And Charlie Gardner was also there.

But I think that we are constantly overlooking someone who should be included in this line up. I think that he will really start to come into his own in season 3 and I think that everyone will start seeing him in a very different light. He is really the unsung hero of Girl Meets World and I believe he’s going to a huge part of this show overall. 

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After teasing the release of a supposed single “When I Was Young” for a couple weeks, today the entire thing is dropped as an EP. I couldn’t be happier about it, except for maybe if it had been a surprise album drop instead! Either way, let’s count our blessings, shall we? Title track “When I Was Young” is certainly a pleaser, it’s got a somewhat reggae sound in there, lots of bouncy bass lines, and some sort of killer horns during the lyric-less chorus. It’s a very modern, millennial hip-pop song. The rest of the extended play seems to be following along the same veins, opening with “Roots” a very classic MØ sound (for all the long-time fans) and following through with a few more great tracks. Hopefully this doesn’t mean that we have to wait TOO much longer for the sophomore album, but this is MØ’s first release since her 2014 debut that wasn’t a single, so there’s that! I’ll have this EP on repeat for a while now, I’m sure!

My Top 10 OTP's

Cophine Aka Cosima Niehaus and Delphine Cormier (Orphan Black)

Valkubus Aka Bo Dennis and Tamsin (Lost Girl)

Rizzles Aka Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles (Rizzoli & Isles)

Root x Shaw Aka Samantha Groves and Sameen Shaw (Person of Interest)

Vauseman Aka Alex Vause and Piper Chapman (Orange is the New Black)

Hollstein Aka Carmilla Karnstein and Laura Hollis (Carmilla)

Charlie & Claire Aka Charlie Pace and Claire Littleton (Lost)

Gelphie Aka Galinda “Glinda” Upland &phaba “Elphie” Thropp (Wicked)

Karmy Aka Karma Ashcroft and Amy Raudenfeld (Faking It)

Benzi  (friends only) Aka Bo Dennis and Kenzi Malikov (Lost Girl)

anonymous asked:

What are ur fave sonny and-or barba episodes? Like ones that have a lot of either-both of them??

I will focus on Sonny (with a touch of Barisi, i.e. my fields of expertise) and I will let the Barba experts tackle the Barba version of this list.

I imagine this might also be helpful to the people who are just now discovering Sonny, in S17, and would like to go back and see how it all began. So:

A Sonny Carisi Guide to Season 16 of SVU

(with handy links to visual aids, i.e. hot Sonny gifs)

Originally posted by iheartcarisi

yes I know this gif is from S17 but work with me here

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the jahan au: charlie frederick mulclaire

[start from the beginning]

  • not-so-little jahan, age 16, starts dating his first Real Boyfriend
  • he’s been dating this dude on the dl for like three months maybe?
  • well, “the dl”
  • robomom knows all
  • and robomom tells rootmom everything
  • She approves, so root approves (after much additional digging)
  • shaw knows too, sort of. she’s observant but in denial
  • “friends hold hands all the time”
  • she doesn’t want to think about her little prince being grown up and having a boyfriend, so she doesn’t
  • she still gives him scooby doo fruit snacks in his lunchbox

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The Fall's Gonna Kill You (2.20)
  • Donna: So, NASA's OSF tells us that the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base believes that a Chinese satellite has fallen out of its orbital flight plan. The last detection the 30th had placed it in what they call a "degrading orbital path" and it's now dropped off their radar, suggesting it's begun a rapid fall towards the Earth's atmosphere.
  • Charlie: Cool.
  • Donna: No, it's not! What's the matter with you people?
  • Charlie: What'd I do?
  • Donna: A thing the size of a garbage truck is gonna be in a two-thousand-mile-an-hour free fall and no one knows where it's gonna hit!
  • Charlie: I'm rooting for Zurich.
  • Donna: Charlie.
  • Charlie: I've had it up to here with the Swiss.