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Inktober 2017 - Day 23

Shadow kept every one of those unfinished letters from Vio.  Even the one that only got as far as the word “hi” before Vio crinkled it up into a ball.

Vio is kind of embarrassed by how awkward and formal and unfinished they are, but Shadow finds it endearing 💜 🖤

@the tower of joy
  • Lyanna Stark: *dying* Ned, please promise me you'll take care of him
  • Ned Stark: *holding little baby Jon* I promise Lya
  • Lyanna: You know Rhaegar probably would have wanted to name him something Targaryen sounding, like Jaeharys or Aemon or something...
  • Ned: Jaeharys is okay I guess-
  • Lyanna: But fuck that bitch, my baby's name is Jon
  • what she says: "g*psy"* by fleetwood mac is a really good song
  • what she means: "g*psy" by fleetwood mac is perhaps one of the most beautiful songs ever written. we, as a planet, do not deserve it. before stevie nicks even sings a note, it is already the most goddamn gorgeous song. the first fifteen seconds alone. everyone will always cite works like "silver springs" and "the chain" for insight to stevie's relationship with lindsey and while those are valid, her clear nostalgia and near-longing for a simpler but meaningful time with him makes the love they genuinely had very evident. they shared a single mattress in a shitty apartment, in a room she would decorate with small trinkets to cheer it up, and this is the place the now-famous musician thinks of. that place, and that time. what must she feel every time she sings it? what must lindsey feel? the "lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice" line to describe love alone, jfc. this isn't even touching on the loss of her friend robin anderson, the other inspiration behind the song, who passed away and was "dancing away from you now" as stevie was writing it. it's heartbreaking, it's evocative, and furthermore--

anonymous asked:

Hey, I just want to let you know that there're a lot of people who are really uncool with the word "hermaphrodite" cause it can be dehumanizing for intersex people? like i know you weren't using it in that context but...

i’m assuming you mean well, but i was not talking about humans

A key piece from 3x17 that I think we have all overlooked. Somewhat brought up in blog post. I’m VERY EXCITED about this development:

Nursey is a good copy editor!

Being a good writer or interested in literature does not automatically make you a good copy editor. Even having an eye for typos does not automatically make you a good copy editor. Being a good copy editor involves adherence to strict and sometimes arbitrary rules, a grasp of the fine line between accuracy and pedantry, and a devotion to efficiencies and standards of communication. And it reveals SO MUCH about Nursey’s character.

I’ve often wondered what Nursey really cares about, what gets his goat and what gets him excited. This is the first insight I’ve really had into that. Nursey cares not just about the art of language but also its mechanics. He cares about precision and accuracy. He’s the sort of guy who notices if you hyphenated “free-standing” on page 2 but left it “freestanding”on page 7. Nursey’s an observant guy. He notices things, and he remembers.

The blog post gave us even more. Nursey will help you make decisions abut which stylebook to use in which context. He’s aware of the different registers and modes of written language. He has feelings about tone. Politeness. Social mores. Nursey is a guy who’s deliberate, and thoughtful, and can choose in which way he wants to present himself.

If he writes poetry, he recognizes when and how to use the conventions of it – if he’s writing free verse, he knows exactly what he’s freeing it from. Nursey’s the kind of guy who uses an anapest on purpose, and knows its name. He doesn’t let the words flow - he crafts them, carefully, with an eye toward matching form and function. If he has tendencies toward excess, he tries to tame them, as best he can. He’s aware that he, as a writer, needs an editor.

He cares about things being effective. Efficiency is a value to him. Saying or doing things with the minimum amount of fuss, being able to deliver on a promise made (in a thesis or with a handshake) - these are things that matter. Having the practical tools to get the job done matters to him.

Now think about Dex. And what kind of a person Dex is by nature.

How can Nursey not be attracted to that?

JK Rowling really needs to stop appropriating from Native American culture when she’s not giving them meaningful roles within the backstory of American wizarding history.

All of the Houses of Ilvermorny are associated with Native American mythology or folklore. And yet Ilvermorny was founded by two (presumably white) European settlers? Okay. Seems legit 😒

This is really troubling, especially when you consider how Natives are used as mascots for schools and sports teams to this very day in America. It’s dehumanizing. Their culture can be appropriated and misrepresented and used as symbols by white people like JK Rowling but they themselves can’t be represented positively in media at all??

Why aren’t there any Native American wizards involved in JK Rowling’s backstory on American wizarding history? Yes, she includes a section on Native American wizards (that misrepresents and reinforces negative stereotypes of Native Americans I might add), but why aren’t there any named Native American wizards? She can create Isolt Sayre and James Steward and Chadwick and Webster Boot, but there are no Native American figures who play a prominent role in American wizarding history?

Frankly, it’s disappointing and disgusting.

Achilles

The reason why I love Achilles is that he has so much balance to him. This is a man who is poised on the knife’s edge, volatile and proud, but also dedicated and honorable, loving and kind, and so desperate that it tastes like bloody iron in your mouth. He came from a mother who only cared about his accomplishments, a distant father constantly wary of his son. A young boy of 16 thrown into a war he didn’t understand or care about. A boy who grew into a man surrounded by blood, who lost his innocence the first night on Trojan ground, who was in charge of 2500 men and bucked under the tight grip of his obstinate commander, who stood up for what he believed was right, who championed single combat and valued xénia above almost all else.

A boy who staked his entire life, all the years he had to live, all the children and family and long decades with Patroclus, on this one war, this one soap-bubble fragile chance to shine like a god. This boy who, to the end, was unsure about his choice, who was ready to return home with Patroclus and his men, to live in obscurity and fade away rather than live another day of blood. This boy who had decades to come to terms with the fact that he would die, that Patroclus would live on without him, that he would never see the other side of thirty, only to have it ripped away from him as Agamemnon stole the physical embodiment of his achievement, of his honor, of all the work he had put in, everything he had given up. To have it ripped away from him again as Patroclus died first, blindsiding him completely.
This man who grieved and loved so strongly that his rage decimated the Trojan ranks, that he choked rivers with blood because the world had to hurt as much as he did, who fought gods and won, who had to be killed by the Gods because his hurt was so strong it could rip apart Fate itself. This man who wasn’t afraid of kings or gods, who spoke out the will of the people, who cared for his prizes and matched wits with Odysseus. This shining golden mortal who teetered over the edge of more than one precipice and forcibly pulled himself back from it. This man who took his revenge on his enemy and it wasn’t enough, was never enough, because Hector could only die once and that was nothing compared to the hollowed out ripping Achilles felt inside him at Patroclus’ death, at the fear Patroclus must have felt, trapped in Achilles’ armor, at the pain and the blood and the terror, and he dragged Hector around and around and around and it still wasn’t enough. This hollowed out man filled with pain who still listened to a father when Agamemnon would not. This man who went out and fought Amazons after, but hoped to die. Who fought warlords after, but hoped to die. This mechanical broken god’s puppet who had to be killed by Apollo because, even shattered, he was invincible. This man whose last wish was that his bones be mixed with those of the man he avenged, the man he loved more than life itself, more than his godhood or his immortality, Patroclus, who removed all rational thought from his head.
This man who made a bargain with Fate and shocked the very skies themselves with how he upheld it. This man who traded his years for immortality and who has still lived through stories to this day.

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authors note: I know I said this would be out earlier but what can I say I tried~ This bio is for the characters in my bts vampire au “Too Sweet”. If there are any questions feel free to ask! Enjoy💕↠ Too Sweet


Originally posted by jjilljj

Kim Seokjin, a Pure Blood

Jin is the from a wealthy aristocratic family and has an impressive career as a doctor. Ever since he was young he knew there was something off about him, he wasn’t quite like the others. When it came to blood, he was never controlled by it like the other Vampires, he didn’t even crave blood on the full moon. Over the years he retained that quality, which allowed him to fit into society much easier than he otherwise would. After graduating college he went on to be a surgeon and hematologist. Soon he became known as one of the best doctors in his specialty. Like his father once did, he manages a vampire-human university. Jin grew up with Namjoon, Yoongi, Hoseok, Jimin, Taehyung and a Jungkook as they all attended the same school. Even though they were all separated by a few years a strong bond was built through their many years with each other. Feeding is something Jin goes into slowly with a lot of thought, being that he studies blood, he is fascinated by the way it works and what makes it so unique. 

Empathy. Jin has the ability to interpret and replicate the emotions, moods, and temperaments of others without having to read apparent symptoms, allowing him to understand and discover if one emotion is hiding another. He can attack you in a personal and emotional way since he knows exactly what emotion is flowing through you and can use this knowledge any way he pleases.

Healing energy. He can manipulate healing energy and heal his inflicted bite wounds as well.

Hypnosis/Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He is able to affect or directly influence your mind to his commands with some convincing.

Originally posted by jitonic

Min Yoongi, a Pure Blood:

Yoongi grew up in a strict household, for a while his life consisted of going to school and practically living at the hospital. His rare condition disables him from consuming any type of human blood. If he happens to ingest even a small amount he can get sick and feeble. Blood from any average donor can  leave him with intense migraines for days at a time along with dramatic drops in energy and strength. Ever since he was young he was constantly being stuck with needles and examined by countless doctor in hopes that they could help him, but none of their efforts were permanent. As soon as Jin graduated his university he begged Yoongis doctors to let him take him as a patient. Through Jins studies he found an ancient remedy to help him live more comfortably, vampire blood, more specifically Jimin’s blood. It’s well known that giving Vampire blood to an ill Vampires can help cure many different sicknesses if consumed correctly. He hasn’t been able to find a cure closer than Jimin and you. As far as symptoms after being bitten, there’s a chance you’ll suffer from some of the symptoms he has, he’ll even link to your consciousness by accident if he’s not paying attention. For Yoongi, Feeding is an intimate gesture depending on the vessel and feeding cycle. He rather feed in a more private situation, for him, the more personal the feeding the better.

Dream manipulation - He has to ability to create, shape, enter and manipulate the dreams of oneself and others, including modifying, suppressing, fabricating, influencing, manifesting, sensing, and observing dreams as well as nightmares, daydreams, etc. He can produce and modify dreams, bestow nightmares or lucid dreaming, entrap people in REM sleep, and nurse emotional health.

Mind Link - Imprinting, Mental Link, Psychic Link, and Telepathic Connection/Link. He has the power to link minds with anyone through a close bond.

Hypnotic eyes - He can put others in a suggestive trance upon eye contact, the effect may take a few minutes to work or happen instantly. While in the trance, the person becomes highly pliant to his will.

Originally posted by sugaa

Jung Hoseok, a Pure Blood:

Hoseok is one of the more peculiar vampire breeds; he seems like sunshine and flowers until he starts feening for blood. Hoseok lived a normal childhood, unlike most of his peers at the university he didn’t live in an all vampire community, he went to a human school. As a Vampire, for him, the mere thought of sinking his fangs into tender flesh gets him worked up. It’s addictive. He is prone to over feeding due to needing large sums of blood to satisfy his hunger. When Hoseok hasn’t had much blood he behaves aggressively, he doesn’t care who you are as long as your blood smells good he’s drinking. When Jin needed her to give blood for the first time he happily volunteered, having a donor that’s never been fed from only heightened his need to be the first. His breed has traits developed during childhood when feeding. If he’s feeding he’s most likely touching you somewhere, whether it be your arms, waist, hair, anything he could get his hands on; it was just natural to do that. The toxins released when feeding leaves people with munchausen syndrome. You might start convincing yourself that your sick physically, mentally, etc but it doesn’t last for more than a few days. But in exchange for a bit of your sanity, he does have the ability to heal you physically during the feeding. Feeding is a sporadic event for him, he does it when he feels like it and many times the vessel isn’t even sure what happened after.

Empathy - also called Empathic Perception/Sense. The user can fully interpret and replicate the emotions, moods, and temperaments of others without reading apparent symptoms, allowing them to understand introverts or discover one emotion is actually hiding another. They can attack someone in a personal and emotional way since they know exactly what emotion is flowing through themselves and can use this knowledge to play against them.

Healing energy - The user can manipulate healing energy, capable of restoring anything to its optimal health.

Originally posted by chimcheroo

(could not find the gif i was looking for ughh this is cute tho)

Kim Namjoon, a Pure Blood:

Now Namjoon seems to have the most fun being a Vampire; I say that because he uses his abilities more than anyone else. His special abilities mainly come from his mother, who has been a phycologist for troubled Vampires and donors for many years before he was born. Her profession led her to make Namjoon study hard, not that she had to force him. As his abilities got stronger he was able to tap into others conscious with ease. As invasive as it sounds he had no shame doing it, he claims it was for research or something like that but nobody buys that. His ability to mess with your mind doesn’t go unpunished; the more he uses it, the least control he has over it. It’s not permanent but for a while he won’t be able to change control it. Namjoon is known to assert his dominance in every situation he sees fit, he knows what he knows and if you wanna call it pride so be it. It’s now a pretty well known fact that Y/N has the best blood they’ve ever encountered, that makes him just as curious as everyone else. After being bitten by him it’s not likely you’ll have any symptoms after. Feeding is enjoyable for him and the vessel, if you like not being able to control yourself then he’s the Vampire for you. During feeding he can immobilize your movements and coax you into a compliant mindset, pushing you until you’re begging for more.

Mind Control - also Brainwashing, Manipulative Hypnosis, Mental Domination, Telepathic Manipulation. User can control the minds of others with targets being completely subject to their mental control. If the victims were placed into a semi-conscious state, they may not have any recollection of the previous actions that they performed while under its effect.

Telepathy - The ability to read the thoughts of, or to mentally communicate with others.

Originally posted by sosjimin

Park Jimin, a Hybrid:

Jimin is one of the most sought after kind of Vampires because of his background. His mother has love manipulation and his father has mind control manipulation, etc. He is affected by the crescent moon rather than the full moon because of his mother. “The lovers of blood” is what they call vampires like her, and he inherited more qualities from than his father. Just like the others, he releases a kind of venom when he bites, his mimics a kind of love potion. If you’re bitten during his height of feeding you will most likely intensely crave to touch, love and give blood without any sort of context. Jimin is very aware of himself and tries to lay low so he doesn’t do something he’ll regret. He does take certain medicine to calm his natural urges but if he misses one it’s over. SIf he’s under the influence of the moon and he finds you suitable he’ll do whatever it takes to drink from you, seduction is normally the go to for him; and it always works. After it’s all said and done a wave of guilt washes over him, as if he had just violated something sacred. You, on the other hand, will feel just like he did. It was close to lust but not as physical. Feeding is more pleasurable for him than anything, it’s a blurred expression of hunger, greed, love that he doesn’t normally get to act on the way he really wants.

Love Manipulation - also called Affection Control, Affection Manipulation, Amokinesis. He senses and manipulates all aspects of love, of himself, creatures. Whether by increasing, decreasing, causing or otherwise channeling love, even turning the emotional energy to a physical level.

Originally posted by viirorirosa

Kim Taehyung, a Hybrid:

Taehyung’s mother doesn’t have any abilities, aside from being a Vampire; so, he inherited most of his fathers mannerisms and abilities. Being a younger Vampire, he does tend to ‘play’ with his food. Being playful is what he’s most guilty for when it comes to feeding, the others were always suspicious of Tae; he was a bit of a trouble maker. He and Jungkook play pranks, do mischievous things together; it resulted in them being scolded my Jin or whichever Hyung could catch them first. When Tae was younger he loved the way people bent to his will, depending on how he spoke. He realized he was an early bloomer in discovering his abilities, he had the power to convince and control others with his voice. It comes in handy when getting his way with vessels like you. You’d have to experience his feeding first hand to understand it; he’s childish but he can flip in a second. When Feeding it’s important he doesn’t get distracted by the things around him(he feeds in front of others often), but if he does become distracted he gets frustrated and a bit forceful with whoever he’s feeding from.

Autohypnosis - He can compel you by speaking, you are unable to disobey; the seemingly cogent commandment is far too compelling. During the full moon he can even persuade you into hurting/killing yourself or even flip around sense of logic.

Originally posted by jeonbase

Jeon Jungkook, Part Human Hybrid:

Jungkook was born into a very powerful family that has a lot of influence in the Vampire community and he is set to be the president of his fathers empire. His parents are concerned about him but they’re also at ease knowing he is in the capable hands of Seokjin. Jungkook is the only Vampire in the university that is part human but seems genetically perfect(his mother is half human, making him ¼ human). The complicated part about mixing humans and Vampires is that the offspring is prone to genetic oddities and many other problems; because of that he is rarely able to feed direct from the source. There is a stigma around part human hybrids; some say they’re psychotic or savages but Jungkook has never been quite like that. Sadly, he is constantly torn between his human and Vampire side, never really knowing how to force the two into harmony. Jin created a medicine for his condition and he take gets two injections a month to dull the headaches and take away any taste for human blood. The symptoms he get’s from the medicine can very between him wanting human blood to despising it, so it’s really a gamble with him. Jungkook is very manipulative, he can have you willing to let him feed in seconds if he really wanted to. But Jin would never allow it. Jungkook has the tendency go over board. Over drinking is normal for his age but he can drink from until there’s none left and not even notice. Since he’s never had the chance to do it freely, feeding is merely one of his fantasies. He is hoping one day he could make those thought a reality with you…

Subconscious manipulation - He can manipulate everything hidden inside him or others subconscious, including ideas, wishes or desires, traumatic memories, painful emotions, etc. This allows him to manipulate the hidden aspects of the mind in various ways, for example arrange memories as one desires, awaken secrets and information hidden deep in the subconscious, and give shape to emotions or thoughts hidden inside the mind. He can erase what resides in the subconscious (like the ability to choose right from wrong) and leave only what they deem “important” making them very strong or very dangerous.

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gazes into the distance when will Julian and Lena from Akaneia show up on Fire Emblem Heroes (like yeah the red-headed healer house in FEH is pretty crowded but consider this… Lena with Aum Staff as an ultimate skill obviously with like maybe a 6-7 cooldown, and she just. revives a team member. what a GAME CHANGER?) also julians just there because he loves Lena and u can’t have 1 without the other 

Harry Potter things I found out were real after I moved to the UK:
- boarding schools*
- students walking from class to class
- school houses
- prefects

see what i hate about alex’s writing is that rick just cavalierly touches on stuff that’s really delicate subject matter….he does it with racism too like yeah people internalize racism to a degree but you can’t just insert yourself into that discussion as a white man and write about people of color (men of color specifically: julius, frank, and tristan) who disdain themselves/their cultures…you can’t do that well or accurately if you aren’t a man of color or weren’t raised by a man of color (in the case of carter and piper)…

and with alex it’s like. alex literally IS a guy sometimes, i don’t think teenage boys are the transphobic scum of the earth for having a split second of hesitation of “does this make me gay” when they’re kissing a genderfluid girl who is indeed sometimes a guy and wants to be recognized as a guy. not to mention like…….. biological sex is an inherently transphobic concept but it’s still very real in the sense that the world revolves around it and we all think in terms of binaries whether we can admit it or not. there are things about me that i very much associate with being feminine and just because i have body dysphoria and a very complicated relationship with looking so feminine doesn’t mean i’m going to call people transphobic who see me with my long hair and boobs and assume that i’m a girl.

trans people aren’t stupid like trans girls like alex who keep their hair in a pixie cut and wear vests and button down shirts and trousers are aware that most people are going to think they’re boys, i think alex is quite similar to me in the sense that like yes i have dysphoria yes i know i’m being misgendered on a nearly constant basis but i like my hair the way it is and there are some days when i’m quite happy with my body and other days when i’m not, and I KNOW that i can’t expect people not to misgender me when i don’t make any effort not to look feminine.

the POINT IS because i know this is getting lost in translation: trans people shouldn’t HAVE to transition to the other binary sex in order to be seen as the gender that they are, but we’re also not idiots, and if you are deeply disturbed by people assuming that you’re male or female then you make an effort to look more masculine or look more feminine. we’re a long ways off from being free from binary gender and everything we do and the way the world functions is coded by binarism, and genderfluid people like alex don’t like…have two different personalities, like she’s aware that she was a guy like last week and may be a guy some point next week i really don’t think she would be the slightest bit surprised that magnus was like “it feels like i’m kissing a dude” because……alex is a dude, sometimes. that’s very much part of her.

but you know the point is i just wrote like over a page worth of a post just about this one sentence alone and i doubt rick even bothered to read this much before deciding it was a good idea to write “kinda feels like i’m kissing a guy…but it’s just alex!” with no further discussion, awareness, or context at all.

“Love’s Acolyte,” by Elsa Gidlow. Written in 1919 for Estelle Cox, originally published in On a Grey Thread (1923), and reprinted in both Sapphic Songs: Eighteen to Eighty (1982) and (above) Elsa, I Come with My Songs (1985).

“Women say to me now that they become lesbians as a ‘political’ act. In the mood and context of today’s awareness, I hear and feel the meaning behind that statement. I was committed to the goal, but not able to see love as a weapon of war … My feeling for women is a need more profound and deep than the social, ranging from the compellingly physical to and through the nourishment of the aesthetic to the transcendingly spiritual.” – Gidlow, 1985.

anonymous asked:

you super can't claim ignorance anymore after you've been called out, "apologised", and still do it again. m*mamoo have Been educated and still failed to stop being racist

Ok.. I´ll try to explane myself as best as I can
So here is the thing, they were different situations and the last one wasn’t even a bindi reference but something about buddha from what I read.
What im trying to say is if you’re not from the US or an english speaker interest in the US culture, you wouldn’t know those thing are offensive and I´m saying that because my country its extremely racist and thats the norm and since the bast majority of people aren’t black we don’t know shit. We don’t know about the n word, we don’t know about black face etc… the reason that I know and a lot of people are starting to be aware of this is because we speak english, we watch series and we are in contact with the culture.
To you guys all those actions might sound as common sense but to us it doesn’t, it takes time and a lot of education and im not even talking about what the black culture has to offer, im talking about education within a country.

I know this is going to star a huge debate but Im really trying to explane others sides of the world view, you guys always have to take into consideration the place were things are happening, you can’t condemn a person of another country about this issues as much as you would a person that has grown all their lives in your context, because they are aware, because day after day they are reminded why all those things are wrong and they still decide to ignore it and do or say something racist.

And finally i want you to understand that im not defending them, what they did was wrong, im just saying educating someone takes time and also what they did wasn’t out of hate but ignorance.

“I mean I know you said it was going to be tacky. But this is tacky.”

Yesterday I went with Supercorp, today it’s Karolsen. And Sanvers, of course. Also, I made Maggie say “fuck.” It seemed appropriate.

@queercapwriting‘s Danvers Sisters Week - Day 6: Double Date


“It’s a surprise, Maggie,” Kara smirks.

“It’s not really a surprise if I’m the only one who doesn’t know what it is.”

“Wait—you really let her pick this?” Alex whines. She’s standing in Kara’s kitchen, monitoring a massive amount of popcorn that’s cooking on the stove. “It took ten years for me to get her to stop watching it!”

“First of all, I didn’t let her do anything. She made her own decision.”

Kara stands a little straighter at his words, and then James shrugs and sneaks a wink at her standing next to him, “but…she did make a really convincing argument,” he grins.

“Well I’d like to know what that possibly could’ve—”

“Al—,” Maggie coughs a little too loud.

“What?” she turns away from the counter and toward the rest of the now-silent room to see Kara grinning wickedly, eyebrows raised, and James staring intensely at the table, redness flushed up to the tips of his ears.

“Oh. Oh…”  The realization dawns on her and she shakes the thought from her head, “Gross.”

Maggie laughs and slips a hand, palm-up, toward James, who slaps it reluctantly, but laughs.

Alex throws a dish towel at Maggie, “Did you just high five him?”

“Technically, it was more of a low-five…” she quips, flashing her dimples.

And Alex has to focus on staying mad at the sight of those dimples, “You are unbelievable.”

“What? He scored! He earned it.”

“That is our baby sister.”

“Um, yes it is. And if she were standing closer, I would’ve low-fived her too—because she also scored.”

James grabs the bowl of popcorn before Alex can even put it on the table, “I’m going…far away from wherever this conversation is headed…”

“You’re a true gentleman, James Olsen!” Maggie calls after him.

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