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FBG advertising Fallen London: “Discover a dark and hilarious Gothic underworld where all your actions have consequences. And did we mention it’s free?” “Welcome, delicious friend.”

FBG advertising Sunless Sea: “Lose your mind. Eat your crew. Die.” “Experience cannibalism on the go”

If it continues to escalate, I can only imagine what it’ll be for Sunless Skies.

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You shouldn’t like things because people tell you you’re supposed to.

Cuphead Human AU

Just some stuff about a human AU for Cuphead and how I think the characters would be!

Cupbros: They would be teens (around 16-17) who live with their grandfather, Elder Kettle. They are famous around town for being the two kids who beat the devil at his own game. They do favours for people around town all the time (Cuphead because he wants the good name and Mugman because he’s just a good guy). You could ask anyone in the town and they would tell you about how the cupbros have helped them at least once.

The Root Pack: They’re farmers that live together on a ranch little bit outside of the town. They grow all kinds of vegetables and fruits but their main products are (of course) potatoes, onions, and carrots. The cupbros like to go over a lot to help them out with the crops, and it’s a win-win for all of them because The Root Pack gets more work done and the bros just get to have fun.

Goopy Le Grande: Goopy is a comedian who performs at the local bar. He’s actually quite famous and he likes the attention and adores his fans! He also has a side hobby in boxing (he practices with Ribby and Croaks every Tuesday and Thursday). He likes to sit with the cupbros and tell them jokes whenever he has free time because they like his jokes and he thinks that they’re pretty good kids.

Cagney Carnation: Cagney runs the local flower shop in town, he knows everything and anything there is to know about flowers. Seriously though his knowledge on flowers is almost scary, just by glancing at a flower he could tell you what type it was and if it was healthy and all the instructions to properly take care of it. The bros come in often because they like to buy flowers for people around town so Cagney is used to them being regulars and can start conversations with them fairly easily.

Hilda Berg: Hilda is a pilot that travels in and out of town a lot for her job, which is to deliver products (like crops from The Root Pack) from one town to another. She knows A LOT about astrology and will love to sit there and talk about the stars if someone asks! Sometimes when business gets slow and she doesn’t need to deliver anything, she’ll offer rides to people in the town, and of course the boys love it! Cuphead always tells her that he wants to be a pilot and she wholeheartedly supports his decision and even helps teach him the basics.

Ribby and Croaks: Ribby and Croaks are boxers that travel around for tournaments but still live in the town. They are always together, like always, it’s near impossible to see one without the other, like they are bound for life. When they are in town and not traveling around, they like to teach the bros simple fighting techniques (they say it’s for self defence, the kids need to know how to defend themselves! (And Elder Kettle maaaay not know about these secret lessons)) They are really cool guys and everyone in town loves them and they have a good rep for being famous boxers.

Baroness Von Bon Bon: Bon Bon owns the local candy store in the town, all of her minions are her employees that work there. She also has a part time acting as a candy princess (baroness?) at events like fairs or birthdays. The cupbros visit her store A LOT, she’s so used to seeing them that she can tell when they’ve walked in without even having to look up. She may seem mean at first glance but if you ask any of the employees they’ll tell you that she’s the sweetest boss they’ve ever had (she cares about her kingdom!). Her store is the greatest place to go for Halloween, and she usually gives out free candy for town events (nothing big, just like lollipops or something)

Djimmi the Great: Djimmi has a part time job as a genie/mindreader, he works with Baroness at the fairs or birthdays. He shares an apartment with Beppi and it works surprising well, they enjoy each other’s company. Djimmi scares people at first with his big frame but he’s actually a giant sweetheart, he lets the cupbros help him practice his tricks so he can make sure he has them right. He owns a cat and he loves him dearly, the cat is super pampered he’s practically treated like a prince (“only the best for my darling cat!”)

Beppi the Clown: Beppi works with Djimmi and Baroness as a clown, except he tends to get more job opportunities because.. well because he’s a clown, everyone loves clowns (right?). He shares an apartment with Djimmi and he loves it, it’s like having a sleepover with your best friend every night! Beppi has kind of a sick sense of humour, he plays the worst pranks imaginable on people all over town (no one is safe). He likes to play with cupbros, making balloon animals for them and letting them help him prank people. Beppi also has a dog, a small one with a big attitude, he adores her and likes to show her off to everyone. His dog also tends to get into fights with Djimmi’s cat but they are quick to resolve it before their owners find out.

Wally Warbles: Wally owns a small little shop where he sells handmade wooden items, like decorations or even furniture. Wally’s a single dad and he loves his son more than anything else in the world, he’ll always support him no matter what. He comes off as a rude guy but he’s actually pretty nice when you get to know him, he’ll make you little gifts if he actually likes you. The cupbros likes to come watch him work, they ask him all kinds of questions and will even help watch little junior while Wally is working to help keep him occupied (as a gift he made them their very own wooden cups for their birthday).

Grim Matchstick: Grim is the chief firefighter for the town (a true hero!) he’s made it his duty to make sure everyone in town is safe. Grim is very good at his job and knows everything there is to know but he has really bad people skills, Bon Bon being one of the only people he can actually talk to, he stutters a lot but he won’t let that stop him from his job. He really likes kids so he loves it when the cupbros come over to check out the place, he’ll answer any questions they have and will always give them a tour and a ride around in one of the fire trucks!

Rumor Honeybottoms: Rumor owns one the local honey farms, she is very picky about her honey because she wants every drop to be perfect for her constomers. Rumor is also super strict when it comes to security, she doesn’t want just anyone walking around her place! The cupbros like to run errands for Rumor, mostly things like deliveries and what not, and she’ll always pay them for it and will give them tea with honey when they come back, she appreciates their hard work!

Captain Brineybeard: Brineybeard works with the shipping business, shipping things overseas. He is a very good sailor and is really concerned with ocean pollution, he probably spends his weekends picking up trash off beaches (what a nice guy). He’s taken the cupbros for rides on his boat and has taught them a lot about sea creatues and even how to pilot a boat properly. He doesn’t stay in town for too long because shipping overseas can take awhile sometimes and he usually likes stay at some of the places because he likes sightseeing.

Cala Maria: Cala is your local pretty girl, but she’s also a teen around the cupbros age who volunteers with the local ocean wildlife protection agency. Cala always talks about wanting to be a marine biologist when she grows up, she’s super smart and knows a lot about sea creatures! She owns pet snakes (3 to be exact) and she loves her snakes very much and takes the best care of them. She likes to hang out with cupbros a lot and help them do favours for certain people around town and they like to play with her pet snakes because they’re cool (though they freak Cuphead out a little bit)

Sally Stageplay: Sally is an actress who performs at the theatre all the time with her husband, Jack. Sally’s super devoted to her acting career and you can always catch her practicing her lines and sets. Sally loves to have the cupbros join her in some of her plays, wether they be a main character or a minor one, they enjoy it too. Her plays are always every weekend and people like to come from all over just to watch them, and people in town like to watch them as a local activity because everyone watches her plays.

Werner Werman: Werner is an engineer who gets most of his money by going around and fixing broken things for people. Werner is super smart and knows a lot about how things work and likes to build small machines during his free time. The cupbros like talking to him because he’s always got a new invention to show or a super cool story to tell them. Werner is Rumor’s right hand man when it comes to supplying security machines, she’s where he gets most of his money and she’s spread his name around town as the guy who could fix anything, leading to his many job opportunities.

Dr Kahl’s Robot: Kahl’s Robot is Kahl’s son in this AU, the Robot being around 18 with Kahl in his late thirties/early forties. Kahl’s Robot is a very smart kid, he learns a lot from Kahl and talks about wanting to be a scientist like his father one day. Kahl is a single dad who works as a scientist, he likes to show the cupbros some of his cool experiments and he lets them play with the Robot to help keep him occupied. Kahl’s Robot is also very curious about new things, but he’s also super shy so he doesn’t know how to approach new things but he’s getting there!

Phantom Express: They run a train that runs back and forth from one town to their town, the train crew has a spooky theme because of the company name (which is the Phantom Express) so the crew has to dress all spooky. Blind Spector has hyphema (like 2d from gorillaz) so his eyes are pure black, he uses this to his advantage when it comes to playing spooky and it doesn’t bother him at all. T-Bone wears face paint to look like a skeleton and it makes him look way scarier than he actually is, he helps hold the crew together and make sure that everything goes as planed. The Blaze Brothers are twins who work together to help fuel the train and make sure it’s in running order, since they tend to stay away from the passengers they don’t dress as spooky as everyone else. The Head of the Train is the conductor and he makes it his number one that everyone on board is ok and that they remain that way the entire trip. The cupbros like to come onboard and help the crew with stuff, Mugman LOVES the train and asks all sorts of questions to which they are always happy to answer.

King Dice: King Dice is assistant manager at the casino, he keeps track of anything and everything the Devil doesn’t want to, and that’s a lot of stuff. Dice is also in charge of all the employees, making sure they keep in shape and don’t let any cheaters slip by. Dice is very good when it comes to his job, he knows what has to be done before it even needs to be done. Dice is also a very good gambler, don’t make a bet with this guy because you will loose.

The Devil: The Devil is the owner of the casino and he doesn’t make appearances very often, but when he does that means you should be scared. He looks intimidating but he isn’t actually that scary, just a rude guy. Devil likes to make sure everything is going smoothly at the casino, and that includes keeping those two little brats out of here, the Devil is probably the only person in town to actually hate the two cupbros, which only makes his reputation worse but it’s not like he could care.

Trans Marco being “canon”

This episode didn’t involve Marco coming out as trans in any explicit way, so it’s hard to say it’s fully “canon” yet. What we DO know from this episode, though, is that Marco is undeniably coded as a closeted trans girl. So from that perspective, it’s canon; that’s definitely the writers’ intention. Marco is written as a closeted trans girl, as well as she can be given this is a disney kids show.

You can’t just brush off the trans marco theory as some headcanon that doesn’t affect you anymore, because really at this point it’s a fairly essential part to marco’s character. People haven’t been noticing this, because the notion that Marco is a girl is so polarizing anyways, like it’s some argument that has to be made when it’s pretty clearly there.

You could say we’re all looking too much into it, but really, much of the staff has experience with writing LGBTQ characters and themes, even within the show.

And here’s the thing, though: I trust the svtfoe crew to write LGBTQ themes into the episodes more than I trust most of the fandom to pick up on them.

i. you don’t remember often. but when you do, it’s the ocean, always the ocean. but not wrathful, tempestuous waves crashing and wrecking and destroying-no. just the cool, the calm. it’s the only calm there is in that tripwire brain of yours, the only calm you can hold on to. you clutch it in a death-grip.

(it’s funny, though-you don’t remember ever being to the beach before. then again, you don’t remember anything.)

ii. your mouth tastes like rust and your knuckles burn. the words ring in your ears like the shrill screech of metal against metal, carving into the air, carving into your skin. you turn and you run and you only stumble once. the air smells like asphalt and choked screams.  

iii. soft rays of light hit the surface of the water and pool in green where there should be gold, but it feels more right than it has ever been in a long time.

iv. a name spills from his lips and latches onto your ribs. you are standing there and you are looking at him but you also see a boy, slumped in a back alley with blood-stained teeth and bruises in full bloom; and charcoal-stained fingers tapping against the windowsill back in a room in a home in a place in a memory that feels so far away you think it’s a dream; and a smile like the brooklyn sunrise except it was for you; and a boy, this boy: with sun-streaked hair and oceans for eyes.

v. you remember him. you remember, you remember, you remember, and now it feels like maybe you never forgot.

- homecoming ( j )

Downton Rewatch (Season 1): part ii

- oh my gOD Bates get a hold of yourself. so william comes barreling through the door and spills Thomas’ tea all over him and thomas gets mad. and says something snotty. wow. call the constable, what an effing crime. like. now thomas has tea all over his clothes so he’s either got to go and change (which i’m sure he has just masses of other clothes no problem right) or wait for it to dry, during which time if Mr. Carson catches him he’s going to get a verbal thrashing. DO EITHER OF THOSE OPTIONS SOUND APPEALING. like I am the first to admit that thomas is the most…JUST THE MOST. but don’t treat him like he just ripped the head off of a baby lamb for having a reaction jesus BACK OFF BATES

- oh good lord when Daisy says, “i’d do anything for you” and Thomas glows - ACTUALLY GLOWS - with something like pride and wonder and genuine surprise. i mean in the next second his face shifts and he does this villainous little smirk sure yeah because that’s a weapon, that’s something to defend yourself with if you need it, something to use against other people duh. (honestly i don’t know how anyone who isn’t a slytherin makes sense of the world but okay) but in that moment before, there was bare vulnerability and it was fucking beautiful. shit. i’m gonna make a shitty gif of it because you guys have got to see this shit.

THOMAS. (90% of my live action commentary watching this show is just me yelling out in a pained and strangled voice THUHMASSS).

-this is a real live actual conversation that happens.

OB: [plotting against Bates} What we need to do is to make him a suspect when something’s really been stolen.

Thomas: How do we know anything’s been stolen?

OB: Because you stole it, you noodle.

You are both noodles, and this is a terrible idea.

- side note: how fucking spot on is it that when there are scenes happening in Carson’s office or the servants hall you can hear Mrs. Patmore and Daisy bickering in the background. I mean. I take this show to task for a lot but wow that is some tight storytelling.

- man do i miss the good ole days of Thomas and OB plotting and smoking in the courtyard. iconic.

- there is not much i find more delightful than Thomas saying “sod ‘em.” why can’t he have been given more dirty lines please…why is RJC’s ridiculous accent so fucking soothing. SEE HOW SOOTHED I AM. i am currently just a skin bag of loose bones and honey.

- Daisy and Mrs. Patmore are fuking underappreciated. Daisy misunderstanding Mrs. Patmore and thinking she’s supposed to poison the food while Mrs. P is away for eye surgery is one of the best and most subtle moments of comedic genius in television history.

- why is watching Thomas putting food in his mouth…so erotic. i did not ask for this. i was perfectly happy not knowing this about myself.

- okay so look. i am the first (okay maybe not the first) to admit that Thomas says and does some mean shit. he’s not perfect! some days…he is so overwhelmingly far from perfect that hypothetically you have to go have a good long talk with yourself in the bathroom mirror about why the eff it’s one o clock in the morning and you are lulling yourself to sleep with VIVID fantasies of putting a grown man in the bathtub, washing the pomade out of his hair, and seeing what kinds of noises he makes when you skritch the back of his head. hypothetically. i can only imagine that’s what it would be like because none of this is personal experience. but also let’s not pretend that i won’t defend Thomas to the everloving end. yes, it is not his finest moment to make light of a woman losing her pregnancy or a young person losing their mother, BUT for fuck’s sake why does no one seem to have a problem with people putting their hands on Thomas in violence, holy shit.

- aghhhhh the fact that Thomas holds himself so still, head so high and proud when he’s got bruises on his face. It is the Don’t Fucking Touch Me Stillness, cousin to his Blank Look of Shame, and you all know how i feel about that.

- hahahahahhah ohhhhhhh well fuck me i guess branson/sybil/gwen was the ot3 i didn’t even know i wanted. 

UP NEXT IN SEASON 2: THOMAS SURROUNDED BY MEN IN UNIFORM, HOW WILL HE DEAL (spoiler alert: badly and with lots of looks of PANGED LONGING)

you know the thing about Miraculous Ladybug is that it has the same potential Danny Phantom had.

And that’s excited and scary at the same time.

Victory, they cry,
and I cheer with bullets clenched between my teeth
and a stomach roiling with leftover grenades.

Victory, they cry,
and I clap with my fingers still pinched around a trigger
and a heart beating in time the staccato rhythm of gunfire.  

Victory! they cry.
Freedom! they declare. 
Home! they say.

and I follow the trail of the empty bullet casings
     of the last echoing threads of death rattles
     of the trenches scarred into every countryside
     of the bombed out buildings staring like emptied skulls–
I follow the trail back home.

Ah, but no one ever said 
Victory just means surviving longer
     until the skies drop snow instead of explosives
     until home is a dream you don’t recognize in reality
     until your skin knows nothing but the feel of camouflage
          and your feet know to keep marching in their sleep.

No one ever said 
if you hold on to surviving long enough
your lungs will remember how to breathe
and your heart will remember how to beat
and your bones will remember how to stand
but you
     will not remember
          how to live.

—  you win the war but you lose everything else ( j.p. )
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This looked about 5x better in my head and turned out kinda icky but I still like it. The colors on my laptop all look really pastel and washed out so I actually have no idea how this looks until I see it on my own phone lmao

l kinda wanna do the whole crew with this royalty theme but I dunno if I’ll ever get around to it. Hope you like this though!

(Thank you so much for all the love on this post!)

My brain while drawing back in the day: “This part is off, the shading is all wrong, your composition is terrible why are you doing this you suck lol.”

Me: *has a mental breakdown* My god yOUrE RigHT WhY AM i DOing This!!??!


My brain while drawing right now:  “This part is off, the shading is all wrong, your composition is terrible why are you doing this you suck lol.”

Me:

anonymous asked:

FAHC, Freewood “You didn’t just wake me up at 2am because you were ‘in the mood’.”

“You didn’t just wake me up at 2am because you were ‘in the mood’.”

Ryan growls into his phone, rubbing his hand over his face. Just as he was about to get some sleep too.

“Uh… No?” Gavin mutters and Ryan can immediately tell he’s drunk. Great.

“Gavin, don’t call me. Just leave me out of your bev nights completely.”

“But Ryan~” Gavin whines, long and exaggerated and maybe it would be adorable if it wasn’t two in the fucking morning. “I miss you.”

“You literally saw me before you left for the bars.”

“But I want you here with me. It would be so much more fun with lovely Ryan.”

“Fun for you maybe. Gavin, just hang up and go home with Michael or Geoff or whoever is with you. And don’t call me again.”

“Fine, you bloody arse,” Gavin mumbles, and Ryan can just hear him giving a big pout. “I won’t wake you up again. Even if all I’m doing is calling you to tell you I love you.”

Ryan sighs. “I love you too. Now clean yourself up.”

“Okay, Rye-Bread,” Gavin giggles. “I’ll see you soon, love~”

“Bye Gavin,” Ryan says fondly before hanging up. He tosses his phone aside, settling back into his sheets. He closes his eyes, ready to fall back asleep.

Only for his phone to go off ten minutes later. Another call from Gavin. Ryan can tell this is going to be along night.

drabble challenge

Alone in my head,
I am content to pretend
that we are a happy couple
and you are more than my friend.
Alone in my heart,
I know we are not destined.
Along the red thread of fate we’ll meet
not at happy middles, but bitter ends.
—  maybe in another life, in another time;
maybe then i can call you mine
| m.a.w