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Canadian, Please!

I was always jealous of the Aussie teachers when I was overseas who had “Come to Australia” to show their home forms. But then I found this. Canadian shoutout! Lemme hear you!

Ninja Turtle Mail

Desi

Fantasia

Lorna

check yo mail, gurlfriends! The goodie bags were sent last week and should be at your doorsteps any day now. I was really hoping that they’d get to you by today, but alas, you all live, like, way too far away. The cards are all really short and not very profound, the lady at the post office was looking at me and I panicked and scrambled something down in a hurry. So just read between the lines and imagine that it’s really deep and meaningful! OH and the magnets are wrapped in decorative café table cloths for no specific reasons, it was what I had to work with

I reeeeaally hope they get to you okay.

Snuffes out.

30 Day TMNT Challenge

Day 1: Your Favourite Turtle

Why do I only have to pick one? D: They’re all good! But, to keep it fair, I’ll pick my favoritefavorite turtle. 

Raph is, by far, on the top of my favorite turtles list. There is so much about him that I just  adore. It’s weird because I don’t tend to like the hot-headed characters as much, but something about Raphael just clicks, you know? Maybe it’s because he’s got the bite to back up his bark. Maybe it’s because he’s a good big brother when the situation calls for it. Heck, part of the reason could be because he’s such a good foil for Leonardo, and their interactions never fail to make me smile like a dork. 

anonymous asked:

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! WHY DID YOU MAKE RAPH STUPID????? HE'S NOT STUPID!!!!!

AAAAAAH WHY ARE WE YELLING????

I’m assuming that it’s the new interlude you’re flailing about, and had I made Raph stupid in it, I would share your righteous indignation, flaily anon! Except…. I didn’t.

Settle in, kids, this is going to be a director’s commentary on subtext and why this interlude was really hard to write…

First off, Raph isn’t stupid. Nor did I make him so in this interlude. But here’s the thing: there’s a reason why Leo is my go-to turtle for viewpoint characters. His whole thing is that he sees things very clearly. He’s easy to write from because he sees things as they’re happening, and he sees subtext.

Raph is the HARDEST viewpoint character for me because he’s got this Raph-filter on, so anything I write from his point of view has to be written through that filter. He’s got that vulnerable core, and he underestimates himself a lot, especially when comparing himself to Donnie, whom he secretly admires. But here’s the things that are in the story that poke holes in the Raph-filter and let you know that Raph isn’t actually stupid:

  • Donnie wants Raph to come with him. And it’s not to lift heavy things; Donnie tries to get the bag himself, he just can’t quite manage it. He likes having Raph around. There’s a reason.
  • Donnie talks over EVERYBODY’s head. It’s just that Mikey doesn’t give a damn and Leo knows enough to know when Donnie’s gone above everyone’s head and calls him on it. Raph is in this weird place where he can’t recognize that point the way Leo can, because he’s not giving himself enough credit, and it ends up making him feel dumb. Even though he’s not, Donnie’s just too smart.
  • The thing is though, as Raph points out himself, Donnie stops when he knows, like with Mikey, that he’s got no hope of getting through. This is important. Donnie DOESN’T STOP TALKING with Raph.
  • Donnie homeschooled his brothers (at least in part — see the prequel comics).  He knows exactly what his brothers have the potential to learn, even if they themselves don’t.
  • The other important thing — Raph keeps Donnie talking. And yes, it’s largely to use Donnie’s babbling as sonar to keep track of where he is. But he knows exactly what questions to ask to set him off again. Raph listens when Donnie’s talking. Even if he doesn’t think he does.
  • Notice that he recognized that the toaster coils would be useful?
  • There are other ways he could track Donnie. The fact that he sets Donnie off with technobabble to do it is significant. As much as he complains? He likes it.
Happy Birthday, Desi!

Sonar

“…but the life cycle of the common Blatella species is really quite fascinating; the incomplete metamorphosis enables the growing instars—"

Raph sighed, placing his hand on his head. “Donnie. Nothing you say is gonna get me to accept that cockroaches are cool. I don’t like ‘em when they’re running around the lair, I don’t like ‘em when they’re fused with rats into some monster out of a bad horror movie, I just… don’t, okay? Save your breath.”

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tmnt2k12  asked:

For your numbered asks: 3, 6, 13, 14, 15, 43 :)

awh, Desi, bless your face!

3: If you could get a Sharpie tattoo on your back, what would it be?

this one is a no-brainer, because I’ve thought about it so much; I’d get Stitch, sitting down, or walking with a palm leaf, because him and me have something special.

6: What kind of smoothie sounds really good right now?

mmmmmmhhh, I could really go for a apple/blueberry/pomegranate blend right about now

13: If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get?

I’ll think of a new one here, erm. I really like pot bellied pigs, they are so precious. Axolotls are awesome too!

14: What’s your most favorite part of your body?

Desi! I am a lady! *wips out fan* no but really, I like my hands and smexy legs

15: What’s your most favorite part of your personality?

although I get really insecure sometimes, I really am quite grounded and have always had a great sense of who I am and what I will and will not take from people around me. 

43: Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?

HA! Hands down, Ursula last year! although I am infamous for ruined parties, I will always go all out on my costume!

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