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I love it when One Direction are on Good Morning America, because GMA hashtags everything with #1DonGMA. Which to me looks like “1 Dongma” like it’s a dogma about dongs and that just makes me laugh and laugh.

Final Fantasy XII Remake Rumor Was Actually Just a Mistake

Surprise surprise, it was just a misunderstanding, as Roth himself mentioned on Facebook.

Dear friends,

In response to comments posted by fans, I want to rectify a statement made from the stage Saturday night at our Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY concert in Pittsburgh.

Following conversations with composer Hitoshi Sakimoto regarding new concert arrangements of music from FINAL FANTASY XII, regrettably, the term ‘remake’ was used in error during one of the announcements that took place from the stage during the concert.
We sincerely regret any confusion this has caused.

Arnie Roth
Producer and Music Director
Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY

vine

“@manikordegui: i love how camila and lauren have a completely different tones but their voices fit so well 😩 this song production”

Bipolar planetary nebula PN Hb 12

This image shows an example of a bipolar planetary nebula known as PN Hb 12 — popularly known as Hubble 12 — in the constellation of Cassiopeia. The striking shape of this nebula, reminiscent of a butterfly or an hourglass, was formed as a Sun-like star approached the end of its life and puffed its outer layers into the surrounding space. For bipolar nebulae, this material is funnelled towards the poles of the ageing star, creating the distinctive double-lobed structure.

Credit: NASA, ESA
Acknowledgement: Josh Barrington

On Saturday, August 1st, Distant Worlds conductor Arnie Roth claimed that a Final Fantasy XII “remake” was underway. He has now clarified on the official Distant Worlds Facebook page that the term “remake” was used in error during his announcement. This clarification suggests that only his phrasing was inaccurate, so it is possible that a Final Fantasy XII remaster is truly in the works.

I don’t have a problem with my weight, but clothing companies sure do

their tumblr blogs, moffat era
  • 11:videos of small animals making a fool of themselves tagged "AHAHA same," clumsy selfies of him and Amy making silly faces, hipster aesthetics ruined by enthusiastic and not at all restrained comments like COOOL I LOVE BOW TIES, tries to help out anons as much as he can but worries about them all the time, dance music and colourful toys
  • Amy Pond:hot selfies and silly selfies that are somehow still hot, sunset wild hair aesthetics, a surprisingly fervent passion for second-rate sci-fi, nail polish tutorials, occasionally mentions her various jobs offhand and confuses all her followers, super stylish minimalist theme with a splash of gif colour here and there
  • Rory Williams:instagram pictures of travelling, helpful text posts about how to look after yourself in tough situations "with love from a trained nurse", reblogs all of Amy's selfies with increasingly amazed 'i cant Believe i get to be with you' tags, occasionally reblogs 11 and Amy's conversations and reminds them both to turn off their capslock
  • River Song:curly hair positivity, photos of her standing on the Great Wall of China like 'i had the afternoon off so', archaeology blogging, space blogging, lowkey passionate about everything blogging, got that aggressively pan aesthetic like "i am a very queer woman so FIGHT ME"
  • Clara Oswald:"raise your hand if you are short and bi and here to fight", highkey literature nerd queen, secretly loves the Beatles but is too feminist not to criticise their behaviour, gets into fights about the historical legitimacy of Robin Hood, pretty minimalist floral theme with impressively organised tags, gay for Jane Austen, just wants to talk about ancient philosophy to anyone who will listen
  • 12:angry scot pride, sad pictures of misty moors, caffeine blogging, long rants about everything up to and including; banter, sword fighting, having to babysit small children, his friend's boyfriend who SUCKS, and people not paying attention to him. Moonlights as an absurdist "do you ever think about your kidneys, i mean REALLY think about them" shitposter. Reblogs Clara's occasional book and tea selfies with weird ambiguous comments like "you have enormous eyes" and "what's your nose even DOING" and "ok", mainly just messages her like "MUSHROOMS" and she's like "doctor my ask says you sent me this at 3am what is actually wrong with u". One time made a post which was just clara's name written out twenty one times
  • Missy:would shitpost from a shitposting jail if it had wifi, vagueblogs like "it's such a shame that some people don't know how to forgive even when u apologised three times for straight up murdering their friends", stalks Clara's blog and sends her little black heart emojis, messages 12 like "SEND ME NUDES", still thinks rick-rolling is fucking priceless
  • Danny Pink:"doctor i know it's you sending the 'u stink' messages please stop it's getting embarrassing"
Intentional SQ: 12. Designated Love interest

Boyfriends Edition: Hood

“A character in a story who, despite being presented as the One True Love of a central character, doesn’t seem to have much of a relationship with said character at all. The catalyst for the relationship appeared off-screen before the series began, and save for maybe an occasional over-the-top gesture, never really appears to manifest. This isn’t a matter of their love being subtle — it’s more like they just kind of know each other but since he’s a dude and she’s a chick, they must have some sort of romantic attachment to each other because it’s a law of the universe that opposite-sex-characters are always involved in romantic entanglements. Ultimately, this is a romance of necessity, not in the literal sense, but because of the assumption that the story needs a romantic plot or sub-plot to move forward.”
 -http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DesignatedLoveInterest

(#ship and let ship   #my take on Hood+Reg)

That paragraph sums it up. I believe OQ to be a “romance of necessity”  which side-effects include having it come off as  Shallow   to the viewers. They “needed” Regina to grasp once again her “happy ending” only to take it from her. (that’s what inspired this show: the long-life struggle/idea/conflict that:  No matter what an evil queen does, she can’t obtain happiness.)
That’s Robin’s only function in the Grand Scheme of the show! To sort of dangle this embodied idea of happiness in front of her, in a physical form; An obtainable form, and see her squirm.  Sadly, that doesn’t make this relationship any more real or palpable to the audience. It doesn’t have dimensions. They just met.  I can only see the relationship through the eyes of Regina, since she’s the character I know.

While i do want her to be happy and any scene of Regina kissing AnyThing is “A-okay-fine-by-me-keep-it-coming-two-thumbs-up” a “Good”scene! 
As a swen i have a better contender for Regina’s heart in mind. 
I have a better relationship in mind, one with: ups and downs and breath taking moments: 
with triumphs.  And battles.  
With a devotion, i’ve personally experienced, watching them
a teamwork they’ve struggled with
with sacrifices
A “contender” who Validated regina, when they weren’t even in friendly terms
Who both have been selfless
who have formed a familiar bond
and have developed a support system, within each other.
Who Found in each other something they both thought they’d never have:  A companion.
In a person they initially despised, they found someone to trust.  
(Im so gay!!!! i feel so many butterflies writing fluff)
While I Was THERE, right along with them, sheering them on.
And all because, a little boy, brought them together, and so both their journeys began….
And the list goes on and on and on and on
(It’s hard to compete with that. No matter how many penises you have)

The most “famous/engaging/developed” story in Ouat is Regina’s happiness/redemption arc. People are meticulously looking out the outcome of this 4-season-long story. (Some Reg fans ship OQ cuz a happy reg = content fans)  (Others actually like robin.) (Others opposed robin cuz he’s not good enough. “Regina deserves better”)

A Shallow Designated Love Interest for regina presents a problem, to the show as a whole. Since it might not satisfy the audiences long stretched anticipation of reg’s resolution. 

(Now, that i think about it I’d hate for them to dangle emma back and forth as reg’s idea of happiness, as they have with robin. I’m really exited to have lived their journey. And savour every moment and subtle changes/stepping stones in their relationship. i admit i enjoy the slow burn, i’d prefer a canon slow burn but thats off topic.)

To see her lay all her hopes of happiness in the “oh, so happy life” she is to live with a Stranger, it’s kind of insulting. Tho, i understand her desperation; I’d much rather see her discover that the happiness she strives for, she already has, as she continues to forge her love with emma and have the consequential familial unison/bliss their love will extend to with their son. Im smiling like a fool

Ouat, have Reg be happy off the fruit of her labors, off something she actively worked for, not pixie dust.

Hook and Hood (or as i like to call them “the penis” and “the other penis”) make it very easy for SQ to find reasons against them, cuz they are minor characters. While their window-display version of “love” comes off as flat and sterile. Swen, as an audience, sees a bigger picture within the story, one without the limitations of heteronormativity. One where this “i have a penis, please love me” justification for true love, just doesn’t cut it anymore…

Not after “You’ve worked too hard to have your happiness destroyed” is what emma gives her life for.