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This lady up here is Andrea Romano, the voice director behind “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” and “The Legend of Korra.” Because of her, not only were we able to be blessed with such wonderful voice actors as Dante Basco, and Janet Varney, but it’s her direction that really helped bring to life the characters that Bryke created. 

Moments that I am personally thankful for: 

  • The way Asami’s voice shakes just a bit when she mentions her dad in the finale
  • Pretty much everything uttered by Zuko.
    • But especially in “The Day of Black Sun, Part 2,” when he confronts Ozai, and you can hear Zuko’s voice catch in his throat when he says “My father,” like he’s truly realizing just how fucked up his relationship with Ozai was. 
  • The way Aang’s voice warbles in “The Storm,” when he says “I don’t want to talk about it,” and earlier in”Winter Solstice,” when he’s talking to Hei Bei, and you can hear his voice crack just a bit when he says “You’re upset and angry because your home was burned down.”
  • Korra. Need I say more?
  • The way Mai’s voice breaks just a bit when she breaks up with Zuko in “The Beach.”
    • Actually, everything related to Mai, really, given what we learned at Fan World.

anonymous asked:

I'm gonna miss ur old setup but r u gonna try the same one in ur New house or are you gonma try something New?

As much as I love it too and I know people will freakout over change and make too big a deal out of it, I think a change is needed. Every now and then it’s good to change things up and have a fresh start. 

My commentary and type of videos will be identical but a fresh environment can do absolute wonders for your mental health

Okay, guys. The vegan pet food post got something like 2.5k notes after the puppy bowl promoted a dog that was fed a homemade and seriously unbalanced vegan diet. I love it, good on y’all for spreading education. However, there was also a huge upswing in the notes of people calling vegans animal abusers for wanting to feed their pets a vegan diet. I cannot stress enough that you need to stop that. I literally just published an essay on how the overuse of the term abuse only pushes people away from being educated because it makes them react viscerally first and think later. So when you share a good, solid, educational link and follow it up with commentary condemning folk before they’ve even had a chance to read it and maybe learn things they were unaware of… you’re shooting yourself and your activism right in the foot. 

Most people who feed their pets vegan diets are not doing it because they want to make their animals die of malnutrition. They’re not doing it because they hate their pets or have no regard for their welfare. That is exactly the opposite of why they’re choosing that diet for their pet. The majority of vegans choose that lifestyle for ethical or environmental reasons: to them, it is a moral choice. We all project our morality onto the animals we care for to some degree - it’s why it is so distressing to learn your dog is aggressive or reactive or anything society codifies as “bad.” We are good people, and we love our pets, so how can they be bad if we are able to love them? Everyone does this to some degree, and often folk for whom vegan ideals are strongly moral ones feel like it’s important that the actions of the animals they love also line up with what they view as being good. In the case of vegan pet food, they’re just simply mistaken about the true effects of such a diet and not animal abusers.

The fastest way to alienate someone who thinks they are doing something good is to accuse them of being bad. Their actions align with their moral compass, so obviously they can’t be doing something immoral, so you are automatically wrong and your ability to influence their actions is immediately destroyed. When people are genuinely ignorant of the effects of their actions, kind words and genuinely well-intentioned education go so much farther than abuse allegations. That is the case here, so please stop accusing folk of abuse. They love their pets as much as you do and are often horrified to learn what they’ve been accidentally perpetuating. It’s not easy to learn you’ve done something hurtful to loved ones, so be kind and support them - you’ll help a lot more animals that way.

(In a beautiful example of demonstrative irony, this post is an example of me trying to educate you on why you are doing a well-intentioned thing that is bad and that you need to stop. But in approaching it, I’m not condemning you for doing something you thought would help - I’m (attempting) to communicate that I understand your intentions but that you’re missing some information that undermines your success at your goal, and then trying to provide you some more information to help you achieve it. If I just said “jeez guys, calling vegans animal abusers is a massive fuck-up” you’d be pretty disinclined to listen to what I had to say…)

Vow

*swamped with homework and feelings and managed to shell this out a month late…I’m a mess™*

Request:  Hii can i have a drabble thingy game with jimin?TY😙😉 12,23 by  rebelliousjvmin

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He’s a literal angel


You were immersed in a deep sleep, tired from working on a large project that was worth half your grade. In you attempt to disconnect from the world around and sleep peacefully, you blocked out the sounds and all touch with reality. The sudden dip in your bed didn’t bother you, the presence of another body and an arm haphazardly wrapping around you, these were things you were blocking out. Until you felt a finger on your cheek.

“Hey, roomie.”

“I hate you.”

“You know you love me.”

“Kiss my ass, Jimin.” You used to think you were lucky to be paired up with your best friend in the dorms of your university. Until you realized he was a clingy, sassy and messy guy that never failed to annoy you. His leisure attitude towards school was opposite to your dedication to reading every word of your textbook. He was a jock, baseball being the reason he was here in your room and cheekily smiling at you.  

“I wouldn’t mind doing that.” You whacked him in the face with your pillow, wanting him to leave your room but he instead pulled you closer against his chest.

“Let go of me, you pervert.”

“You told me to kiss your ass, now…”

“I swear to god, Jimin, I’ll suffocate you in your sleep.”

“Kinky. I always wanted to test out breath play.”

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  • Hit the Stage Producer: Ok Momo, this week's theme is "This love" so you and your dance crew need to choreograph a stage about love.
  • Producer: Also, after your vampire performance, the staff are asking if you can 'tone down the gay'
  • Momo: [Nods and smiles fakely]
  • Momo, after the producer leaves: [Pointing to one of her backup dancers] Get me Mina
  • {First choreography meeting}
  • Mina: So what exactly is your plan for this dance?
  • Momo: We're gonna do a social commentary on abusive relationships
  • Mina: Are you sure the public will respond well to that?
  • Momo: I don't care. I didn't come here to play games
  • Mina: Ok
  • Momo: And also, we're gonna make it as gay as possible
  • Mina: [High-pitched voice] Ok

anonymous asked:

I heard the Izetta Spring Event is today!! Anything interesting happened?

It looks like a lot of fun!! A lot of the attendees said they laughed so hard their stomaches hurt xD

A recording of the event might surface after some time, but from what I can gather from comments of the attendees so far: (I might get some of the details wrong here)

- There’s day and night event, each lasting for two hours (a fun fact is there are more female attendees at night. And the event’s also gayer at night rofl)

- The Eylstadt national anthem playing in the opening lol the event is called “Eylstadt Spring National Assembly”

- They did a skit where Fine visited Izetta and Lotte in their hut and Izetta kept looking out the window excitedly and asking “Has Fine arrived yet?”. When Lotte finally said she had, Izetta and Dorothee burst out of the house and fell into the lake in their hurry (with her wheelchair??). Fine could only stare at her with an exasperated “Izetta…-_-” . This is fucking canon, I can’t stop laughing

- They confirmed that Fine visited Izetta quite often

- Although this time in the weekend Fine actually ran away for three days to visit her.

- Needless to say Bianca was pissed

- It seemed they did a live dubbing of that scene from episode 11. A LIVE DUBBING OF *THAT SCENE* FROM EPISODE 11. At night. In front of a crowd of onlookers. On a huge screen like this:

Can you imagine

(It’s a bit unclear whether they really did this or an original skit or something else. Either way they did the “Fine” “Izetta” namecalling with aaaaall of its romantic undertones, while the broomstick scene is playing in the background) (They also confirmed it was meant to be romantic. Like anybody still needed more convincing)

- And the commentary after that is pure gold
Akaneya: “I was embarrassed because that scene seems to have a sexy voice.”
(ARENT WE ALL)
Hayami: “The princess here is a little S (lol)”
Hayami: “It’s embarrassing to watch, but it was fun as I was doing it ♪” ← S
(HAYAMI YOU S)

- Hayami demonstrating her painting prowess and Fine’s ikemen voice, making everyone swoon. She drew Izetta so well that Akaneya commented something like “Princess you’re always looking at me closely aren’t you”

- When they talk about Rickert and Bianca’s shiptease and the seiyuus were all “But Princess…!!” and end up shipping Bianca with Fine instead (Everyone is gay for Fine. It’s scientific fact)

- People screaming “HIME-SAMAAAA” from the seats

- There’s also a live voice acting of those hilarious “Izetta of the Weekend” 4komas, scene commentaries, a funny quiz and ad lib, and implication for a spinoff consideration based on sales, but it’s not really clear

- “See you in the next Fall event!”

anonymous asked:

voltron au where the paladins are the cheerleading squad and allura is captain of the football team and quarterback. coran is the cheer coach

PLEASE THANK YOU SM LIKE.

I’ve been seeing a lot of high school au posts floating around where Shiro is a football player and Allura is a cheerleader but c’mon… C’mon. Why would Allura cheer when she could get in on that action like??

I know shitall about football so bear with me:

  • Allura is the captain and starting quarterback of her high school’s football team. She tried out her freshman year and all the guys laughed at her, but then she took off her jacket to reveal her TOTALLY JACKED arms and she was immediately put on the team.
  • Allura is responsible for 90% of the gay awakenings at her school lol
  • Allura has gone to school dances with black eyes because of rough games but she still looks good. She always looks good.
  • Lance is the cheer captain because he gets to cheer on hot guys and Allura, wear a uniform that makes his ass look amazing, and he lives for the Attention™. Lance became cheer captain his sophomore year and immediately tried asking Allura out to fulfill the stereotype that the QB and head cheerleader are always a power couple. Now it’s become more of an inside joke between them lol.
  • Shiro is a photographer for the school newspaper and he is an absolute LEGEND because he always gets the most amazing photographs. He can perfectly capture the football spinning in midair, a player jumping to catch an overhead ball, the victory dance of someone who just scored a touchdown, that sort of thing.
    • His best photos always involve Allura though so everyone is lowkey like ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    • Also Shiro wears glasses lol can you imagine him like… Standing a few dozen feet behind the goalpost, camera constantly raised to his eye, wearing this ugly and baggy old sweater, camera pouch slung across his shoulders and back… He’s a hot nerd. This is so cliche I love it.
  • Coran is a science teacher who also coaches football because idk, Coran seems quirky enough to do that. When Allura told him she was trying out, Coran immediately bought little personalized flags with her name printed on them and gave them to all her friends. Coran claims he doesn’t have one because it would be unfair to show so much favoritism, but he cheers the loudest whenever Allura makes an amazing throw.
  • Hunk and Pidge are part of the radio station and responsible for setting up the sound equipment at games. They’re also the sports commentators for the school’s radio channel. They’re actually fairly popular because they both know absolutely nothing about football, so their commentary is like 25% actual sports content and 75% gossip.
  • Keith is the dead soul who mans the concession tent and is only doing this because he needs the money. Shiro is his ride home, but Shiro looooves staying after every game to take pictures of the team (GEE, I WONDER WHY) so Keith resignedly tags along and usually ends up going with Shiro to the aftergame dinners the football players and cheerleaders have. He always ends up sitting next to Lance and the two spend the entire night just bitching at each other.
    • Keith also has a habit of just… Leaving the concession stand at random points to go hang out with Hunk and Pidge in the radio booth. When it’s cold he likes to bring a cup of hot cocoa with him down to where the cheerleaders sit and drink it right in front of a freezing Lance.
geekgirl101 replied to your post “Antisemitism? How? ��”

but Snape was based on a teacher JKR had in grade school. She didn’t make him “Stereotypically Jewish.”

Maybe you should listen to what Jewish people like Mod Egg have to say about this instead of just arguing?

http://fatphobiabusters.tumblr.com/post/159354656013/so-now-jkr-is-anti-semitic-bc-snape-has-a-big-nose

Here is one comment on that post that is particularly important:

rapacityinblue:

The thing to remember before “it’s a reach!” Is that JKR does this *all the time*. It’s not just about Snape being the literal embodiment of antisemitic tropes (inspired by Shakespeare, among other classical authors, btw, a source JKR repeatedly draws from for references).

She never canonically stated Dumbledore’s sexuality, even as she wrote a 700 page book about him, because, “it’s for kids”. Lycanthropy is coded as an AIDS-equivalent and Remus Lupin was infected as a child by a male pedophile. There’s three major gay-coded tropes for you.

The reason there were so many casting backlashes is because JKR rarely uses racial descriptors in her writing. Blaise Zambini. Dean Thomas, who had no race in the original printing. Lavender Brown, who was black until she started dating Ron. JKR writes from a perspective that “doesn’t see race”, and her resultant work is “colorblind.” Color blindness is a white thing, and many, many minorities on tumblr have spoken more eloquently than I about why it’s not so great and mostly exists to make white people feel good.

None of this is to say one is equivalent or more oppressive than the others, before I start getting messaged. *They’re all bad.* But the point is that JKR is an author who writes very much from the perspective of her own privilege. She doesn’t examine the tropes she’s relying on and she doesn’t acknowledge how harmful they are. She probably never stops to realize they’re tropes at all, or that they originated from historic hatred of marginalized groups. She’s not consciously bigoted - she just isn’t self-aware enough to check herself before she strays into murky portrayals and invisible minorities.

So looking at her track record on the whole, is it *really* such a reach?

Source: http://rapacityinblue.tumblr.com/post/159388361733/so-now-jkr-is-anti-semitic-bc-snape-has-a-big-nose


I’m not Jewish. I am not the expert on antisemitic tropes. But I see a lot of Jewish people speaking out and I think as people who aren’t Jewish, we should be listening to them.  So I think instead of saying, “But she didn’t mean to do it!” or “She never did that!” it would be more productive to say, “Okay, she did it without meaning to do so, but it was still hurtful and people are allowed to be upset and concerned, and I need to make an effort not to make that same mistake and stay educated so I don’t hurt people too.”

-Mod Bella 

See Me

Summary: Modern AU Professor Tom creates a worry-free evening for his elementary school teacher wife after a long week at work.

Genre: Romance/Fluff

Rating/Warning: M - Possibly me being overly cautious.  Perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea.  Contains use of “Daddy” and things of that nature.  Non-explicit shenanigans.  You have been warned.  

Author’s Notes:  This is for @i-wanna-be-toms-body-pillow so blame her.  <3

He met her at the door.

It had been such a difficult week.

A week of assessments and stress and suits in state offices deciding what “standards” meant.

A week of runny noses and tears and little hands that always needed something.

A week of never ending reports and meetings and late nights.

But now she was home.

Now she was in his arms.

Now she could rest.

Now she could cry.

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Caption-a-thon week! (A community event idea)

Hi everyone!

So I made a post yesterday expressing an idea I had where we spend a week or so going through Mark and Jack’s videos and putting proper captions on them! Since there seems to be a lot of problems regarding people in the community abusing the YouTube captioning feature, I thought we could do this community thing where we properly caption as many videos as we can, so that we can promote the how to use the captioning feature right and fans who are hard of hearing can be able to enjoy the videos as much as we do!

I don’t know how to properly go at this idea since I never really prepared something like this before, so if any of you are interested in this event, have plenty of experience captioning videos or have any other expertise regarding captions and would love to help, I’d greatly appreciate it! Here are some things I thought of so far:

  • I thought about starting this event on April 1st. Since it’s April Fool’s Day, it might be a possibility that people might take that as an opportunity to abuse the captioning system even more. I thought we could make April Fool’s Day a more positive thing for the community by doing this event!
  • We will be captioning new videos as they upload, as well as checking on older videos and remove any improper captions such as jokes, unnecessary commentary, etc.
  • I thought about doing other little things that are a part of this event as well. Maybe something art related things, where artists or other creative can participate and create PSAs, or maybe some interview things with hoh fans and other people who need captions that can offer a perspective and show just how important captions really are. I would like for this event to be a big thing where everybody can participate

So these are what I’ve thought of so far! I would really appreciate some feedback from you guys if you are all interested in the event! If any of you happen to have some experience doing big community things like these or have any knowledge and expertise regarding captions and would love to help me with this project, feel free to message me in any way!

Thank you guys so much! I’m really looking forward to try and make this a thing :D <3

An Apology to Autistic Followers

Mod GF has already apologized on this subject, but I wanted to add my own voice. After self-reflection and talking with people who were affected, I’ve realized it’s been negligent for me not to. 

A few weeks back, while I was asleep, some things were said on this blog that many autistic followers took as hurtful and offensive. Mod GF apologized extensively, but had deleted all related posts by the time I had woken up, and I never publicly commented on it. Mod GF has recognized her shortcomings in the area and continues to work to better herself, and I’ve urged her along. It’s time for me to take responsibility as well for ignoring the incident. I apologize, sincerely, for ignoring this. 

I’m under no illusion that this “makes up” for anything, but I want to try to do something, at least, to show respect and try to help put the spotlight on autistic people in the LGBT community. So, any autistic people who have contributed to the hack or even just follow me–if you feel comfortable, send an ask, tell us a little about yourself, make your presence known, and I will post it here without any additional commentary from me. This blog has a relatively large platform and it’s only fair to share that platform with those who need their voices heard.

This isn’t a limited time thing–the offer will always be open, and I will tag all posts #autistic voices so that people can find them all in one place. If there is anything more people think I should be doing, I absolutely want to hear it. I’ve always wanted this blog, in addition to being a hub for the Gay Fates and Awakening hacks, to help form an inclusive, welcoming community where people feel safe, especially those most marginalized. I hope this is a step towards achieving that. 

–UV 

me and my friends watched more miraculous. it continued to be a wild ride

part one

stuff that’s not in quotes is me, anything in quotes is one of my friends

(note: some nsfw stuff, including sex mentions this time)

copycat

  • “i think alya’s my favorite so far”
  • “alya’s thicc”
  • i like how she hides
    “that’s what i would do”
  • “i hope he hears it”
  • [if he does i’ll die of shame]
    “me”
  • “[adrien]’s a sexy beast”
  • [it’s locked!]
    “no SHIT it’s called a LOCKer”
  • [what does ladybug see in him?]
    “god only knows”
  • “i love how i relate to the butterflies because they’re all like on the ground around him, but when they see the harsh light of day they all *hisses*”
  • [the thought makes me puuurrrr]
    “*shudders* can we NOT”
  • [of course adrien would own a high tech phone]
    mari you do too
    “pfff yeah it’s right there”
  • “why won’t this thing come off? because it’s extra”
  • [transforms] “extra”
  • “*points to chat* yellow”

(more copycat, as well as dark cupid, pixelator, animan, darkblade, the pharaoh, timebreaker, and the gamer under the cut)

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anonymous asked:

Hey SnapBack, did you hear what Ian Jones Quartey said about crit blogs? He says that as long as they aren't bullying people, they should keep going.

Yeah, I heard about it! I don’t disagree with him, but I don’t agree either.

Because – like I’ve been saying – this isn’t new. The fandom’s always been critical of SU stuff!

So crit blogs in and of themselves aren’t harmful. What IS harmful is the ones who attack others, and who joined the fandom just to be critical, and the ones who don’t tag their junk, and all that.

As much as I hate seeing crits reblog my posts and add character hate and SU hate in the tags, it’s only harmful to me personally and I can’t do anything about it.

What really bugs me is how vastly different crits are from old fans who were critical before this crit trend. They had issues but still loved the show. They still had a lot of good things to say about it. If you ask those older fans now, they’d still say it’s a great show with a lot of important values.

While a lot of the crit blogs I stumble upon are just … “I hate SU” or “I love SU but holy shit [insert complaints about how the writing is bad, the animation is bad, the Crewniverse is bad, everything is bad except for maybe like 2 things, etc.]”

To put it more simply, old fans had issues with the show too! But not enough to create ENTIRE SIDEBLOGS about them. (I understand it started to keep negativity off their main blogs, but the newer crits do it because they just have so much awful commentary about the show that they need a whole blog for it.)

So yeah! Could we go back to that nice, neutral flow of positive and negative energies in the fandom mingling in harmony, instead of it basically being posi blogs vs. crit blogs?

(Here’s the source to Ian’s tweet.)

Whoever made this comic is a dumbass, and Marvel are morons for publishing it.

Do I even need to explain what is so retarded about this?

I’ll give you a hint 

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Marvel purposefully lied about their own history to make some half-assed commentary about an issue that never even existed in tne first place 

Serious Post™ (Round Two)

Today’s topic: Questioning Identity and Toxic Validation.

When I first started thinking and meditating on my personal kin, I kept thinking I was Saraphiel. I was so convinced that that was my identity and I had plenty of supporters. It was great and all was well. For a time.

Eventually, I began to question my identity. Not so suddenly, I began to feel like the name didn’t fit me. It was like looking into a mirror and seeing another person stare back at you. But everyone encouraged me to stick with it, with talks of “you’re valid!! Don’t question yourself!!” And I felt that they must be right, there’s no issue here.

For weeks, I was wildly confused. Eventually, I sorted it out, but this is to make a point.

Excessive and obsessive validation is not really validation.

We all want to be validated. Whoever says they don’t is lying through their teeth. However, there comes a point where the “validation” we, as a community, offer can become stifling.

Questioning your identity is normal! It happens! We need to learn to let people sort through things themselves, even if it takes a while. By constantly shutting them down with neverending cries of “you’re valid, don’t question yourself, just do it,” we begin to stunt the growth of the individual. Validation includes encouragement. Validation includes recognizing the reality of how an individual feels- even if they’re questioning. Validation- true validation- involves letting people question themselves for as long as it takes for them to come to a conclusion.

I feel like we’ve taken the concept of validation of a level of pigeonholing. Let people grow and change and learn without your judgement or commentary. Letting people do what they need to do to make it through their journey- that’s the validation we should aim for.

Let people question things.
Let people question themselves.

Serious Post™ over.
Go team.

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hello this is me again, first of all I wanted to thank everyone who reblogged and/or liked my previous post. You made extremely happy, and knowing that it may have made someone laugh warms my heart, so yeah thanks again, love ya!Second of all I don’t know how many of these I will make, I already have another one ready for next week, but then I’ll need to watch more series to do more so yeah there’s a little problem. Oh and feel free to suggest me some anime to watch and “review”

anonymous asked:

What does Jarchie do when they arent fighting or eating food?

man!! i feel like they do the most mundane crap?? like sometimes jughead will come round to archie’s and end up staying for days at a time just because he’s so at comfortable and at peace there?? and jughead likes to pretend that hes above stereotypical cliches and stuff, but hes secretly a sucker for them?? and archie teases him to no end about it??

- jughead not so secretly loves holding hands with archie but he always acts as if he’s too cool for it, and is always like ‘i dont get why we need to hold hands all the time? its so impractical? i can never get anything done?’ but when archie asks if he wants him to stop hes like ‘why would i ever want to do that?’

- also??? just them cuddling and watching tv?? and jughead feeling the need to add a running commentary to literally everything that’s happening lmao

- okay and them planning another road trip to make up for the one they missed, and literally counting down the days and marking off where they plan to stop on a huge map that’s pinned to archie’s wall?? and taking a disgusting amount of photos of one another while they’re on the road.

- archie watching the football game, and jughead watching archie watch the game, bc he has like no interest in sports, but finds how excitable archie gets confusingly adorable.

- archie playing jughead his songs and getting all flustered when jughead compliments them (and even more so when he catches him cluelessly humming it a couple of days later)??

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)

So in the movie Push, there’s a scene where Chris Evans is making out with Camilla Belle and in that scene, he touches her butt. Chris Evans did not want to do that because he wanted direct permission from her to touch her butt and in the commentary, the director, Paul McGugan, called Chris “such a man” for wanting her permission and I think everyone needs to know this story.

A little bump here and there

There’s so many things I’ve been wanting to do for a long while now, but I’ve let a pretty bumpy year get the best of me.  I’m human, and not perfect, sometimes things bring me down too.  My outlet to de-stress used to be games for the most part, but since starting Youtube I rarely have time to play things to just to chill / unwind.  That’s not to say I don’t have fun recording games for YouTube, I just miss out on so much stuff that I’d normally just geek out about by myself with no commentary or anything to de-stress.  For example, I still haven’t played more than an hour of The Witcher 3 when I was so hyped about it.  One short term goal I have is to make sure that I don’t let that happen to Fallout 4, I need to play it.

I do want to say though that this whole journey on Youtube has ultimately become one of the proudest achievements in my life.  I've put everything I have into it, and pushed through so many challenges along the way like doubt, and near endless uncertainty.  Way before I could even call this a job I just loved hearing how just watching me play and have fun with something brought a smile to your face, or made you think a little bit less about something that was stressing you out.  I know that my content can vary quite a bit with all of the different games I play, and with friends swapping in and out often, etc. but it’s so awesome to know that you guys always have my back as we experience this journey together. 

With that said, I really do need to find a way to find some balance, and pick myself back up as I’ve been feeling a bit down for a while.  There were a lot of bumps in the road that I didn’t anticipate surrounding the move, and even when the move stuff was mostly taken care of it felt like a bunch of other things fell off track.  I’m trying to fix that, but there are some things with dependencies that I have little control of.  Still, I’ve been doing my best, and while I might not have the solution to all of the challenges just yet I’ve always been strong, and adaptive.

No matter what though I always want you guys to know how much I appreciate you.  For some of the very difficult things I’ve had to go through in the past (I’ve shared a few bits), and even with some things still on my plate in the present (maybe one day I’ll do a draw my life to go into more), having had the chance to experience all of this in my life has been a true blessing that I will be forever grateful for.  Seriously, it is still hard to believe how far we’ve come. 

So to all of you out there that have been here for me thank you all so much for supporting who I am, and what I do, and for helping me work towards what’s essentially a dream.  I care so much about this community, and I feel like every day I get to know more and more of you a little better as I read your comments, tweets, emails, and everything else.  I may not have met you in person, but I’ve come to know many familiar names and faces over the years.  Remember that I read almost everything, even if I can’t always respond.  

Again, thank you for everything, I mean it from the bottom of my heart.