dead snail

Some random animals from Hannibal:

Kevin, Peter Bernardone's cute mouse

Pavlov-I-Hate-My-Life-Verger, Mason’s pig

The sheep that left everyone dying with envy

The true hero of the third season

The bird that comes out from the heart of a woman thaaat cames out from inside of that dead horse. You know, the usual.

Snails with better sex life than yours.

Who’s ready to hear the best joke ever? Ok *clears throat*

A rich snail goes into a car shop, picks out a super fast car, and says “I want a big S painted on the right side, the left side, the front, the back, I want big S’s everywhere.” And the car painter asks “Why?” And the snail says “Because when I pass people on the road I want them to point at me and say ‘Wow! Look at that escargot!”

Day 2: Once Evan finally embraced his spirit animal, he no longer felt bad for always being dead last. #spiritanimal #snail #skull #inktober #inktober2017

Magical Realism Fic Rec

for a friend!

burning bright (oikuro)- M, 43k

The tale of how Kuroo Tetsurou invades and subsequently ruins Oikawa Tooru’s life with his larger-than-life fire magic and his terrible hair.

i put my hand out, unfolded, into the sunlight (bokuaka) - G, 3.k

In which Bokuto Kotarou is woefully inept at conveying his feelings, and Akaashi Keiji has a sort-of superpower. Sort of.

hang out and fall in love (matsuhana) - T, 5.6k

In which Hanamaki’s humble medical practice is threatened by an intractable asshole a witch doctor who’s just moved into the shop down the street. Medical/Witchcraft AU.

And flowers bloom in his wake (kurodai) - G, 10k

Magical gifts AU. The first thing Kuroo notices about Sawamura Daichi is that wherever he goes, there are flowers. 

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Возвращаясь к старым письмам
Ты помнишь, как всё начиналось? - чёрные буквы, кривые строчки, попытки не говорить стихами.
Ты помнишь, как мы мечтали и грустили, но никогда не сдавались? - тем временем, наше детство кануло в Лету. И я не знаю, проливаешь ли ты слёзы над моими наивными письмами, над мёртвыми цветами, котороые теперь можно положить на могилу наших грёз, наших отношений, нашей невозможной любви. Я будто бы знала, чем всё это для меня закончится - эта очередная зависимость от ожидания нового письма, от больших неоправдвнных надежд перед незнакомым человеком. Я будто бы знала и отправляла мёртвые цветы, уснувшие вечным сном между страниц с моими заметками. Но я не могу оставить тебя в прошлом, я продолжаю ждать от тебя писем и продолжаю тебе писать, вот только, я  больше не отправлю тебе ни строчки. Все мои слова остаются умирать рядом со мной, мучая меня бессоницей, заставляя перечитывать вновь и вновь то, что ты никогда не прочитаешь.
Нас свела вместе отчаянная меланхолия, и она же нас рассоеденила. Я влюбилась в то, чего нет. Я не хочу, чтоб ты, мой ветер, узнал о том, что я чувствую на самом деле. Но…
Ты же помнишь мёртвые цветы, ты же их помнишь?

anonymous asked:

People use death of the author to talk about racial, consent and DLC issues in ASOIAF, but they also use the authorial intent to explain why the series is optimistic in spite of its darkness. How do you personally reconcile those two views?

Textual analysis. My starting and ending point always lies with the text and what it’s telling me. I never have a conscious method of reading when I start a book; I do not go in deciding that everything that the author says does not count, or, alternatively, seeing his interviews as something that trumps the actual text. It’s the text that has my attention and that forms my understanding of the author’s point. More often than not, when I say “GRRM makes a point” or “GRRM argues” it’s not a direct quote from Martin that I’m relying on but rather the themes and motifs he is depicting in his story, which is what I personally use to argue that yes, asoiaf is not grimdark but is actually a rather hopeful story. It’s not a matter of authorial intent as much as it is a matter of analyzing the text itself. I don’t know what Martin said about what kind of story asoiaf is (I’ve never finished So Spake Martin and I’m very bad at following his interviews or retaining much information when I do read them) I’m simply sitting here with the text, trying to pull threads together and connect them to bigger overarching themes. Understanding Martin’s writing patterns and what kind of writer he is certainly informs my understanding of the text, but it does not overpower it. Personally, I use Martin’s comments as a complementary addendum to the source material since he offers some additional info or puts some events into perspective. But if what the text is telling me does not match what he is telling me it was meant to convey, though, you bet everything I’m going with the text. The text is what matters.

Usually, when the writer is good, it would be rare to find points of incompatibility between what they meant to convey with their writing, and what they actually wrote. Martin is very, very good and thus there aren’t many instances of incompatibility, but they are a few. For example, he is not the best with dealing with consent issues, so when he doubles down on the claim that, unlike how it was portrayed on the show, Dany’s relationship with Drogo was not rape, I’m sure as hell not going to prioritize what he is saying over the text that, quite clearly, frames it as rape. Dany was 13, a child by even in-universe standards, sold into a marriage that she begged her brother not to go through with. She told Drogo no repeatedly and only acquiesced after he continued touching her despite her objections till she was aroused. That’s not consensual sex. Dany was not even capable of consenting to sex because she was 13. For someone who did such a good job with depicting how traumatizing Cersei’s rape of Lancel was and who framed it as very, very wrong, it is disappointing that he continues to dance around the fact that Dany was raped by Drogo. But no matter what he says, I’m going with the text.

That said, there are things in the books that garner criticism that actually can’t be attributed to an argument between death of the author vs authorial intent, such as the Dead Ladies Club. What even is Martin’s authorial intent here? What did he want to tell us, that these women did not matter? It’s not a question of the death of the author, it’s that Martin portrayed these women as mere vessels, as victims, as idolized versions of who they were, but never bothered to flesh them out or give them a voice or any interiority. Similarly, the racist writing frequently shown in Dany’s story, and to a lesser extent, in Dorne isn’t due to Martin trying to make a point and failing, but rather uncritical and casual usage of racist tropes prevalent in several genres. I find it difficult to talk about authorial intent here because while I believe Martin did not mean to impregnate his writing with these implications, I don’t see a point to what he actually wrote. Authorial intent isn’t a magical excuse to be used to argue that the author did not intend for X story to come across that bad or with these problematic implications, it’s about the author trying to convey a meaning or a point with his writing that we’re meant to pick up on. I fail to see what Martin meant to say when he wrote the Dothraki or the Ghiscari, or when his portrayal of the Dead Ladies club boiled down to “she died”.


Spy vs. Spy illustrations by Bob Clarke.

I remember there was a computer game based on it (last image), which my brother and I used to play. You had to outsmart the other player by setting secret traps and time bombs and stuff. As my strategic skills are like those of a brain-dead snail, that game was just a source of endless frustration for me. I’d walk into a room, thinking up some devious plan for my brother, and bang, one of his booby traps would go off right in my face. Tears of rage.

Ghost headcanons

Hello! I hope it’s okay if I share this huge pile of headcanons with you. I have a thing for Undertale’s ghosts, they’re fascinating and cute. Sorry if my English sounds weird, it’s not my native language.

  • First of all, no one knows what ghosts fundamentally are, not even ghosts themselves. Dead monsters? Dead humans? Dead snails? Manifestations of ancient shards of monster souls AND human souls combined with marshmallows? (Because ghosts look like marshmallows. But I don’t know where the whole “shards of souls” thing came from.)
  • No one knows how ghosts actually come to existence, either. They don’t reproduce. At least, that hasn’t happened before.
  • I subscribe to the fanon that incorporeal ghosts have tiny nub hands. Their bodies don’t have anything besides those and faces though. Also, ghosts are all light-colored.
  • Ghosts don’t need to eat to stay alive because they’re immortal (unless they become corporeal). Eating ghost food gives ghosts the ability to touch the physical world which enables them to e.g. actually use objects (like Napstablook using their computer) instead of just phasing through them. (I haven’t the slightest idea how ghost food would have a property like that but one day I was just thinking about why ghosts eat food if they’re immortal. And, um, then this random thing came to me.)
  • Speaking of touching, incorporeal ghosts have a weak sense of touch - when they touch or phase through something, they can feel that it is there but specific feelings like texture or temperature are very, very, faint to them. The only thing they can really feel is other incorporeal ghosts. When ghosts become corporeal their sense of touch heightens, usually to what we would call an average level or sometimes higher. Imagine how astonishing it must be for them!
  • A lot of newly corporeal ghosts are very excited about all the new sensations, wanting to touch everything. Others get sensory overload, but most ghosts who suffer from it manage to overcome it eventually.
  • And ghosts have to get used to feelings like pain and itching too.
  • In general, it takes some time for ghosts to get used to feeling everything, maybe a few months or sometimes just weeks. Some of them adjust quicker, some slower, but it happens eventually.
  • But living as a corporeal being is scary, too, when a ghost realises that they have become/will become mortal. But most ghosts believe that life is fuller when you’re corporeal (which is why we hear from Mad Dummy that all ghosts want a body) and eventually accept the risk of death.
  • Napstablook has never attempted to become corporeal, though. They’re the exception to the rule. In the post-pacifist time, they’re the only ghost who is neither corporeal nor trying to become like that.
  • Pretty much all ghosts change their name when getting a new body.
  • Normally, ghosts can fly. (Obviously.) After becoming corporeal they are able to float in place very close to the ground but nothing more than that. (To me, Mettaton’s battle sprite looks like it’s floating. Mad Dummy’s overworld sprite does this too, even in Genocide run after they’ve become corporeal.)
  • Mad Dummy manages to become corporeal about a year into living in the surface. They’re happy about it, and from then on they become more content with life and also less likely to throw tantrums over nothing. Their fiery temper still remains though, it’s such an integral part of them.
  • Also THIS PARTICULAR IDEA IS NOT ACTUALLY MINE AT ALL BUT I WANT TO SPREAD THE WORD. I saw someone on tumblr (unfortunately I can’t find the post anymore) speculate that Mettaton is younger than Napstablook because Napstablook seems to have been around before Toriel hid herself in the ruins; Napstablook mentions about the snail farm’s main customer disappearing. But Mettaton doesn’t seem to have seen any of the fallen humans who fell in the Underground before Frisk since his image of humans is so heavily based on media. So according to this, Mettaton would be younger. ONCE AGAIN, I DID NOT DEDUCE THIS MYSELF, I WOULD LINK THE ORIGINAL POST IF I COULD FIND IT.
  • Ghosts can break the fourth wall and hear the game soundtrack


Look at all this wonderful Ghosty-ness!

- Mod Sync




Litwick/Magcargo Hybrid- Spooky snail who’s shell is cold metal. Spooky snail likes to lurk around graveyards and consume the souls of the dead. Spooky snail accepts donations.

Mismagius/Magcargo Hybrid- This snail prefers to feed on people’s fear. They often get mistaken for a hat. They don’t mind, it’s a free ride. Though, they usually get discovered when the person looks in. Is not in fact a wizard.

Azumarill- A nerd. Likes to read in the bathtub by candle light.

Shiny Skitty- An anxious and stressed skitty who’s pretty spineless and needs to be protected.