doing things for no real reason

I don’t know if I’ve ever told you guys how much I LIVE for weird actor connections? It’s a little like six degrees of Kevin Bacon only Kevin Bacon is not required at all, it’s just looking at…the weird ways actors are connected.

So my favorite is Chris Evans and all the ways he’ s connected to the Marvel Universe. The big one is Push, the 2009 movie with pre-Captain America Chris Evans, which also featured Ming-Na Wen, Corey Stoll, and Djimon Hounsou, who would go on to star in the Marvel vehicles Agents of SHIELD, Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy, respectively. Chris Evans was also in The Losers, where he worked alongside Hounsou’s future GotG costar, Zoe Saldana, and Idris Elba, who would go on to portray Heimdal in the Thor franchise. He was also in Snowpiercer, a criminally underappreciated movie, with future Fantastic Four actor Jamie Bell, a reboot of a series where Evans originated the role of the Human Torch. Tilda Swinton, who would later go on to be in Doctor Strange was also in Snowpiercer as well as Octavia Spencer, who hasn’t done any Marvel projects as far as I know, but when she had an Oscar run last year for Hidden Figures it was pretty damn cute how excited Evans was for her. (and Spencer, of course, was in Black or White with Anthony Mackie, who is the Falcon in the Marvel movie franchise)

And this is just what I’ve observed from movies I watch or ones that I know a little bit about! I didn’t have to research this. All I did was look up when Captain America was released to write this. I can’t imagine all the other weird ways the casts of the Marvel movies are connected, because this is just how they are connected through one actor. And that isn’t even looking at his earlier work, where I know he acted opposite Scarlett Johansson several times.

My other new favorite one is Game of Thrones because it appears Tom Wlaschiha has been in quite a few things where his Game of Thrones costars acted alongside him or were guest stars, but the kicker is that while they were on Game of Thrones they never actually acted together. Michelle Fairley, who played Catelyn Stark, was a guest star on his show Crossing Lines. He was in the movie Resistance, which starred Iwan Rheon, who portrayed Ramsay Bolton in GoT. Wlaschiha guest starred on the show Tatort, which Sibel Kekilli, the actress who played Shae, is in.

Acting is such a weird business, man.

anonymous asked:

Any tips for writing a partially blind protagonist? The situation being that they are blind for long periods of time with psychic visions, before regaining their eye sight for short amounts of time. Thank you!

I need a bit of clarification for this one. Namely, how their psychic visions work.

If they are not able to accurately hear or feel the real world while they are having visions, the safest thing for them would be to not move, or, more reasonably, be in a wheelchair with a keeper.
Even if they are able to hear and otherwise perceive the real world with their non-sight senses, it would be difficult for them to interact with the world without being confused, but it could be a learned skill.

In addition, it sounds from your question that your character is having visions a majority of the time, is this correct?
If this is the case, there is also the question of if your character is ever able to do anything with the information gained from the visions.

Something to confess

Time to be serious for a moment

You’ve been seeing me being all angry and depressed from time to time, but do you wanna know the REAL reason as to why I’m acting like this?

This has been haunting me for a long time now and I want to get this out of my chest

(sigh)

I’m just seriously questioning myself if my art is worth making anymore, like I’ve been working on these things almost every day, and I feel as if I’ve lost my “charm”

You’ve probably seen recently that I’ve been doing these with no background or that they’re based colored, the reason for that is I just don’t know how to finish it off anymore and I look at other people’s art and I can’t help but feel like I’ve just lost it

I’m just so angry about this, I don’t know what to do with this anymore

And it’s hard to think of a new drawing that is fresh with ideas because either someone’s done it before, or that it looks so similar to a previous drawing, that is what pisses me off to no limits

And with the NSFW direction I’m taking, I’ve lost a lot of close friends, all because they didn’t like where I was going, even had some that insulted to my face about it

So don’t worry I’m not quitting this at all, I’m just doubting myself…

Alright folks. I have no idea about what the fuck the McElroys are. No go damn clue at all,, people have been obsessed with them for months and like a god damn fool I am lost after all this time. and I’ll see stuff about them on my dash,, but it always leaves me with more questions than answers?? Like are they producing podcasts?? But I’ve also seen videos of them., so what the fucks that about?? I’ve heard about an adventure zone? I think they make that? Like I’m somewhat sure they’re producing fictional content, but whenever people talk about it they always just mention the McElroys like they’re characters in the content they’re producing????? And ALSO aren’t they brothers?? For some reason I’m p damn sure there 3 of them, but?? I’ve only ever heard anyone talk about Griffin McElroy. Is he just the most popular or do the other two not exist and I’m going crazy, are there more than 3 brothers.? What exactly are they making? What are they doing??? Are the McElroys real people??? I’ve heard about my brother my brother and me, is that some kind of music thing? Every now and again Griffin McElroy will pop on my dash like some kind of godforsaken cryptid but no one else seems the slightest bit confused about all this shit?? And I know I haven’t actually put up that much of an effort to figure it out, but whenever I see a new thing tagged Griffin McElroy, I feel more lost than I ever have in my life and like I’m fucking Charlie and I. Got. Boxes. Of. Pepe. Silvia.

there really is a tumblr discourse rhetoric hole that people, and disturbingly a large amount of very young people, jump down into. a place where people cease to be real people, concepts cease to have real life applications, and reality itself warps away into a mess of rhetoric and useless words thrown around for no particular reason other than it equates to status in a virtual reality to do this.

internet activism and social justice are good, necessary things; but the moment that you stop taking into consideration the offline effects and applications of your speech and behavior, when you stop valuing the off-tumblr goals for that activism, when you stop seeing things and people as real but as only concepts or tools in a debate or rhetoric, your activism not only ceases to be meaningful; it becomes a dangerous thing in itself.

activism is not a performance. it’s not a manipulation of words to see how many people you can get to agree with you and/or applaud you. it is a practical effort for positive change. if you can’t remember that, you’re not doing activism. 

Thoughts and theories post S307

We got a clue to how the different dimensions work. These three dudes are obviously iterations of the same Rick who all encountered the same event in varying degrees of severity. It could just be that these three dimensions are right next to each other, but the numbering convention suggests that they’re true splits from one original dimension, caused by that event. 

If that’s true, it means that every time a major event occurs, timelines splinter into different offshoot possibilities. The Ricks that stay most “normal” keep their original dimension number and the others take on an iteration of that number based on the level of divergence. This also helps account for how the population of the citadel bounced back so quickly after the massacre in S301. As time goes on more splits in dimensions means a constant influx of more Ricks and Mortys.

Not every rick invents the portal gun. The portal gun is rick’s ultimate source of power and what allows the citadel to exist. From what we learned from the half-truths in S301′s portal gun origin backstory, Ricks ostensibly go from dimension to dimension giving portal technology to other Ricks rather than each Rick inventing it on his own. Plus we saw in the last episode that the Mortytown Rick tries and fails to make portal fluid, and cop Rick calls it out “bootleg,” plus the factory Rick demands a portal gun because he must not be able to make one of his own. 

For the Ricks that didn’t invent their own, portal fluid and guns are regulated and not allowed to all Ricks freely. It begs the question of how many Ricks actually invented the portal gun on their own. In theory, it would only take just one figuring it out and then sharing it with all the others.

More evidence for Evil Morty = Rick’s original Morty. This has been a fan theory since Evil Morty first showed up but after S307 the evidence is even stronger. Evil Morty dodges questions about his original dimension and Rick, instead diverting with “we moved around a lot.” That basically leaves the door wide open for the reveal of him being Rick’s og Morty.

Plus, if the moving around part wasn’t a lie, that means he and Rick skipped universes Cronenberg-style more than once (Rick did say he’d pulled that stunt before). Think how disillusioned just one dimension move made our Morty, it’s no wonder Evil Morty turned into what he is if he went through multiple ruined dimensions. Beyond that, our Morty has been shown to be getting more jaded and downright cruel this season, enough that people were thinking he was turning into Evil Morty. If our Morty has devolved into his current state with just being around our Rick for a few years, imagine how the Morty our Rick was around since when he was a baby would have turned out.

Cop Rick is alive for a reason. He killed Cop Morty and turned himself in expecting to be shot off into space, but in the end he’s released by Ricks under evil Morty’s control. Him being alive still is not insignificant, even if just for the narrative and character implications more than plot reasons. 

Cop Rick’s first instinct is to trust. He trusted the Morty in the room with the crib. He trusted Cop Morty to do the right thing. He wants to believe in true justice and the goodness in people, and acts on that belief no matter the outcome for him. 

The real gut punch is he’s not just an outlier. He shows that Ricks do have an infallible sense of justice when it’s not smothered out by narcissism and nihilism. We’ve seen that our Rick, despite being an asshole, will choose to do the right thing- even if it’s the hard thing- at crucial moments: He puts the collar on Morty instead of himself when they’re falling to their deaths in the void, he turns himself in to the Galactic Federation in order to save his family. 

Cop Rick is still alive because he’s the hero our Rick would be if he wasn’t such a jaded asshole. He’s the proof that despite everything, Rick is at his core trying to be good. Maybe that kind of Rick is valuable to Evil Morty, or maybe it was just valuable to us to see this side of Rick so explicitly.

Evil Morty wants control. Evil Morty is living the ideal Morty existence, in control of himself and the universe around him. It’s all he’d want after a life where Rick was always in control, where he could do nothing to stop the machinations of the universe from nearly crushing him every adventure. As we saw really plainly with Copy Morty, when a Morty gets enough knowledge, experience, and freedom, they can’t stand being treated like sidekicks anymore. No wonder the Ricks put them in a school designed not to teach them to be more competent on adventures but instead to keep them helpless and subservient. 

It’s easy enough to follow the same trend in our Morty. He’s been fighting for more control all season– He chooses not to try to rescue Rick from prison. He’s fine with going against Rick’s plan in the Mad Max world. He’s the one who makes them go on the adventure with the Vindicators (and Rick loses his shit when he doesn’t get to be the only one saving the day anymore). And perhaps most telling, Morty’s ideal toxin-free self abandons Rick entirely and creates a situation where his whole job is to manipulate and control other people. 

Evil Morty is what happens when Morty’s struggle for power goes to it’s furthest degree. He wanted so bad to not be the sidekick anymore that he’d do anything, even if it meant becoming the villain. 

also just bc it’s on my mind @high schoolers community college is a very real and viable option and if you’re in the position to do so or aren’t really sure where you’re going right now i would recommend spending a year or two at a community college to figure things out and maybe get your associates degree before you transfer like there’s no reason to stress yourself out at some expensive university right away if you don’t have to

real talk people want so badly to believe that jopseh just has internalized homophobia and that hes only staying with his wife to hide his sexuality when there are multiple people aware that he’s bisexual (robert, mary, and probably more).

joseph lied to you when he got you to sleep with him on his yacht. he told you that he and mary were through which we know wasnt the case because mary was suspicious of you hanging out with her husband when you walk her home from the bar on josephs route. the entire route, he is manipulating your character into believing that he and his wife have issues for just the reason of them not working well together when in reality she’s developed depression and resorted to alcoholism because he is consistently cheating on her with other people. we don’t even know if its exclusively men.

we just know that he’s been doing this for a long time; pampering people and treating them special so he can get into bed with them once and never talk to them again. he tries to make it seem like robert sleeps around like its no big deal all the time and while you do have the option to sleep with robert on the first night, he makes sure you’re okay with it and if you do he doesnt contact you, again. why? because he doesnt like drunken one-night-stands. he was expecting for you to show some kind of interest in sticking around with him when he told you to leave but we didn’t get any dialogue options for it so he just assumes that you were there just for the one-nighter.

and this probably have something to do with joseph cheating on his wife with robert after pampering him and treating him with way too much kindness. hell, he even let robert wear the blue sweater that joseph always has around his neck, that was the sweater referenced in the old picture with all the dads. joseph was manipulating robert, making it seem like it wasnt his fault that his relationship with his wife was bad. and then? he takes him to his yacht and fucks him under the guise that him and his wife are through.

thats why robert, after you do two dates with him, shows up at the beginning of josephs third date to try and warn you. he doesnt want you to get hurt like he has, but robert definitely has some trouble being verbal and explaining what he means and lets his anger get the best of him. they want you to think the marriage troubles are all mary’s fault until you start getting to know mary through the other routes. shes a good woman who has never once outright cheated on joseph. she flirts and drinks to cope with his infidelity.

the way joseph acts from the getgo is some pretty shady behavior so i personally wasnt really surprised to find out how much of a dick he really is. what surprised me is that the writers wrote a very real kind of person into this ‘lighthearted’ dating simulator. josephs abusive and manipulative behavior is an incredibly real thing that happens every day, this game is trying to show you how to identify it before it gets too far or you do something you regret.

theyre not saying ‘gay/bisexual men are unfaithful!’ or ‘christians are going to hurt and abuse you!’ theyre saying ‘some people actually do this and theyre abusive as hell if youre in this situation or feel someone might be trying to do this to you, get out’

mary doesnt leave him for reasons that were never written into the story. probably because she doesnt want to put her kids through a divorce so early in their lives.

basically joseph being an abusive and manipulative partner has nothing to do with his sexuality or religion. he’s just written to be an absolute cock.

Do’s and Don’ts of shipping REAL people

Shipping is okay with real people when it’s done respectfully. Here are MY do’s and don’ts of shipping real people:

DO: make fanfics and fanart. It’s a great way to improve your writing and drawing skills and it’s a fun way to express yourself.

DON’T: send the people involved in the ship said fanfics and art unless it’s ASKED for. It can make them uncomfortable, and put a strain on their friendship, which no one wants. (Especially you!)

PRO TIP: If you have fan art that is all friendship and not romantic/sexual, send it to them! Everyone loves a drawing of themselves!

Examples: Minicat, H2ovanoss, and Phan.


DO: Spread positivity! Compliment each others fanfics and artwork. Support each other’s headcannons and opinions!

DON’T: Hate on someone’s fanfic or fan art if it display’s something you’re uncomfortable with, such as smut and/or triggering content. Although, said fanfics should be tagged accordingly and given the proper warnings.  

PRO TIP: If you see fan art promoting any vile and inappropriate issues, REPORT IT.  For example, a fanfic that someone wrote for a fandom I was in, was promoting Pedophilia and that IS NOT OK. Please take proper measures to get the fanfic promoting serious issues such as pro-rape, pedophilia, romantization of self-mutilation, and etc. removed.

Examples of this are in banana bus squad EVERY FANDOM.


DO: Send sweet tweets and comments that contain something along the lines of; “You two are so cute!” “I love your friendship!” and other sweet comments like that.

DON’T: Send tweets and comments that say something like, “They’re definitely fucking” “Are you two dating?” “Are you guys gay?” “I bet they secretly like each other! Look at all this evidence!” “You and your girlfriend/boyfriend need to break up so you can date [insert name here]!” and other comments along the line of those. It’s rude and disrespectful and makes them feel uncomfortable.

PRO TIP: If someone in your ship starts dating someone else, DO NOT ATTACK THEM. It’s rude, awful, and down right just nasty. It’s an extremely childish thing to do. Respect their partners like you would your favorite person.

Some examples of ships that have grown apart in real life because of excessive shipping and hate being sent their romatic partners are: Troyler, Septiplier, and H2ovanoss.


DO: Make friends within the fandom and have healthy discussions about other ships, headcannons, and posts.

DON’T: Attack someone if your OTP is their NOTP. Do not put hate on headcannon’s and fanfic about how “They would never do that in real life”. Fanfiction and headcannons are suppose to be fun. The way people write their fics are their own choice and maybe be inspired by things they have dealt with in the past. I know that when I write fanfics they can get a bit ooc because I focus on the story line, rather than the people I’m writing it about.

Some examples of shippers that have hated on others for the reasons above are: Destiel, Phan, and Jaspar.


Above all, keep the shipping, the fanfics, and the romantic/sexual fan art in the fandom. If they wanted to see it, they would ask for it, or find it themselves.

Also have fun and ship responsibly/respectfully!

when you think d*n and ph*l are being very suspicious and your inner demon wants to know what’s happening but you also love them so much and respect them as individuals and you don’t want to bother them or invade their privacies in any way, but at the same time you’re curious to know what’s going on and why they’re being so secretive on a lot of things, but you really don’t want to do anything to make them feel bad because their happiness and comfortableness means the most to you, but at the same time you really want to know what’s going on, but also want to being a respectful person because if they’re keeping things so private there must be a reason, but you really feel the urge to know what are they keeping you away from.. but really they’re the loves of your life and you don’t want to hurt them in any way ((..but you really want to know))

shirleywelchington  asked:

Do you think the reason so many people ship phan is because if it's not real then they will eventually move out. Idk

Dan and Phil have this amazing chemistry together, something that I don’t think I’ve seen before between two friends. I don’t think I’ve even seen any couples with the sort of chemistry that Dan and Phil have, but it goes so much further than just having chemistry .

It’s the little things that make people believe that they are in a relationship

  •  It’s the softest voice asking ‘do you know what viscosity is?’ and genuine laughter following as Dan looks at Phil with so much fondness and happiness, his eyes are all crinkly with the size of his smile
  • It’s Dan calling Phil a living flop in the gentlest voice imaginable which just screams the exact opposite and even though he’s standing behind the camera you can picture his dimple standing out because his smile is just so damn wide
  • It’s Phil catching Dan in a trust fall and Dan actually trusting Phil to grab him before he hit the ground
  • It’s Phil constantly stealing Dan’s cereal and eating the ingredients for their baking videos and Dan pretending to be annoyed but everyone knows that he really doesn’t care
  • “If I had a house I would just make every window glass” *insert the fondest look and laugh here*
  • It’s knowing that Phil was there to support Dan when he was struggling with uni and thinking about dropping out
  • It’s all the little pranks they try to pull on each other but they never get mad they just laugh and know that there’ll be another one
  • It’s the fact that they’re living in their third home together and have plans to move into a forever home with each other
  • It’s knowing that they want to get a dog together and Dan telling his live show audience that Phil likes corgis, heavily implying that they’d probably get a corgi for Phil
  • It’s Phil finally getting the recognition he deserves at the boncas but calling Dan up to accept the award with him and actually saying “I’ve spent the majority of 2016 with another person”
  • It’s travelling the world together and sharing a small bus but never getting sick of sharing each other’s company
  • It’s creating an entire community and knowing that they’ll always have each other’s backs
  • It’s waiting for each other to wake up so they can have breakfast and watch anime together
  • It’s ‘me and Phil’, ‘Phil and I’, ‘we’, ‘our’
  • It’s Phil screaming all or nothing and Dan just shaking his head fondly bc he knew that was coming but he didn’t care and just humoured Phil

There are honestly so many reasons why Dan and Phil work together and I could go on for another 300 bullet points (no seriously, I could) but most of all I think it’s the fact they’ve been so close for 8 years and have no intentions of leaving each other any time soon

Look, chowder definitely is the type to take a picture of you whenever you’re in an embarrassing situation and it is the bane of nursey and dex’s existence they barely have time to process it before chowder’s phone is in his hand and he’s always so??? Cheerful?? When he does it??? They don’t even know why he does it because it’s not like he sends them to the group text or anything, but they know….. that if chowder ever got mad enough he has more than enough to blackmail the hell out of them

anonymous asked:

Why do so many resources say that mammals are the dominate animals? Is there anyway bird superiority more prominent ?

This phrase is fairly difficult to define because, realistically, the dominant phylum is, and has been basically forever, the arthropods. With estimates of 1 to 10 million species and population numbers that are just staggering to think about, quantitatively they are the winners by several thousand landslides made up of primarily beetles.

But I digress. When we say the Cenozoic is the “Age of Mammals” or the Devonian is the “Age of Fishes”, it’s used more in terms of which clades exploded after the previous mass extinction (or, in earlier periods, diversified with massive geologic or climatic shifts) and took over a majority of the available ecological niches during that era/period/etc.

For example, after the Late Permian decided it preferred the Earth empty and told everyone to get rekt, the way was paved for the ancestors of dinosaurs to diversify and take over - hence the Mesozoic being known as the “Age of the Reptiles”. The same thing then happened with the K-Pg extinction event (with the exception being that the Cretaceous was generally less dramatic about the whole affair), opening up those niches for the mammals to expand into and diversify through the Cenozoic. 

To go off track for a hot second, it’s a very interesting cycle of extinction-diversification that happens repeatedly. The species that are most susceptible to extinction are those that are too specialized to adapt to change (looking directly at you, Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Conversely, those that are most able to survive and then take advantage of a sudden availability of niches following an extinction event are those that are generalists (in terms of range, habitat, feeding, and the like). Various populations of these generalists will then adapt into new species as they diverge from other populations in different niches, which eventually leads to each having a very specialized lifestyle as they evolve to further take advantage of the niche. This then puts them firmly in the category of “too specialized to adapt to change” and they are now susceptible to the next major shift. SUPER COOL, RIGHT???

Anyway, to get back on track, claiming any one class/phylum/order/species (Anthropocene, anyone?) of species is “dominant” during a period of geologic time is reductive, biased, and does paleontology as a whole a disservice. There are so many interesting clades that are left out when people assume the whole world at the time was populated by one small set of species (where are my extinct Ordovician hexacorallian fans at, amirite). We could just as easily call the Mesozoic the Age of Ammonites, or the Age of Conifers, and be just as accurate. 

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“It was shot very, very simply. It’s basically just one steady push in shot to Jon and Dany and then that very important look between them at mid-level. And then a one-shot looking at Jon, then looking down at Dany. It wasn’t about shooting a big lovemaking scene. Once they’re making love, that’s the story. There’s no reason to kind of linger on that. But the real story within the story, was actually what was going on with their eyes and what’s happening — there’s an understanding between them that even though they know in some part of them that they shouldn’t really be doing this, they cannot not do it. There’s some element of destiny that’s brought them together, and they can’t fight it. All those things were meant to be interwoven, to give a kind of prismatic view of the history that brought Jon to this point, and Jon and Dany together in this sweep of destiny, in this sweep of history. It was very much written that way. My contribution to that was really making that cinematic and making this feel like a fluid movement through time as we’re seeing this all unfold.” - Podesw (Director of 7x07)

This.

This panel gets to me.

I’ve heard some people saying that our!Ciel was neglected or abused by his family, and while I don’t think that’s true (Vincent and Rachel seemed to care for both the twins from what we’ve seen) I think there was a definite power imbalance between real!Ciel and our!Ciel. I mean ‘I won’t be angry with you’? That sounds like something you say to a child, not someone the same age. 

His facial expression shows this too- he’s smirking, like he’s mildly interested but sees himself as holding the upper hand. He’s completely calm. The only time he shows any anger is when he turns to Sebastian. 

It would make sense for him to be angry at our!Ciel too, but he isn’t, and it doesn’t feel like it’s out of love. He genuinely doesn’t believe that our!Ciel had any agency in the matter because he looks down on him (literally, in this scene) and he always has done.

I’m not saying that’s necessarily a bad thing. He was definitely overprotective of our!Ciel, who was weak and vulnerable compared to him, so it would make sense for him to take on a leading position in their relationship. The protector, so to speak. But because of this he doesn’t see our!Ciel as a person on the same level as him. We’ve seen throughout the manga that our!Ciel is capable of doing things by himself, and he’s grown more independent, but real!Ciel returns and it immediately leaves him terrified and lost for words. Even when real!Ciel says things so condescending that I doubt our!Ciel would let anyone else get away with it, he says nothing. 

It’s not just the fact that he’s being found out here that terrifies him, it’s how real!Ciel is immediately holding power over him, and he can’t fight back because even he views himself as the inferior of the two. That’s probably part of the reason why he took his brother’s name and identity on, in the hope of being seen as the superior one for once. And now that real!Ciel has returned this is all crumbling around him. He’ll have to back to being the sickly little brother, the one who will never inherit a title and isn’t as important, and that terrifies him. 

Question: Did the real Morty and real Summer pee their pants and huff enamel or was it their robot replicas?

The therapy appointment was said to be a week before Pickle Rick, which means the events in question would’ve happened more than a week ago. Presuming the episodes correspond more or less to when they originally air, Morty and Summer would still be in Mad Max world during that time.

Plus, the both of them didn’t seem very concerned or convincing during the meeting. They didn’t have any real emotional reasons for doing those things, like they didn’t have any recollections of actually doing them.

Maybe because it wasn’t really them. It was their robot replicants.

I imagine robot Summer would huff enamel due to peer pressure, because she thought Summer would do something like that. Meanwhile robot Morty would attempt to pee his pants due to his increasing fascination with being alive.

I had a really interesting conversation about the possibility of a female Doctor with my 12-year-old sister two weeks ago. Doctor Who is her favourite tv show. In the past, she has always underlined that she wanted her Doctor to be young and attractive and basically Matt Smith, thank you. I don’t think she would have had issues with a Doctor of Colour, but a female Doctor would have been almost as bad as, you know, some old guy.

I never had the impression that she put any deeper thought in the matter. And then two weeks ago, faced with the more tangible potential of a female Doctor happening, she looks at me and tells me she doesn’t think a female Doctor is a good thing, because a female Doctor can’t do the same things as a male Doctor? “Really?” - Unsure look. “I guess…?” Silence. “My favourite scenes are the ones where he realises that he’s wrong, that he’s an idiot, they couldn’t do that with a woman?” - “Why?” - “I mean, there’s not really a reason, but…”

There’s this back and forth in which she comes up with new things that a female Doctor probably cannot do, only to me met by her own confusion every time I question why. There’s no direct logical reasoning that goes “Female Doctor” -> “Incapable of all the Doctor’s ‘weak‘ moments”, but she also kind of holds on to that concern as a real one. She never fears that a female Doctor cannot be an awesome hero. She fears she cannot be an awesome, flawed one.

And that’s fascinating perspective from someone who is essentially half a generation younger than me, who grew up with a slightly different media landscape, with half a generations worth of new heroes. So here’s to the Doctor as a flawed female heroine, as someone who is silly, as someone with faults, as someone who gets to be wrong. In spite of being a 2,000-year-old alien, let her be a role model who is real.

WHY I HATE THE SIGNS

If youre salty I’m sorry


Aries♈: you jump to conclusions. You think for others and tell them how they feel. You never give them the chance to tell there side of the story. You throw around labels thinking your judgment is absolute. Get off the soapbox at look at yourself for once.


TAURUS♉: youre more possesive than you think. Youre loving but consuming. Your fear of being alone makes you controlling. Love isn’t possession.


Cancer♋: don’t be such a coward. Youre so brave… until you have to talk about your feelings. Youre terrible at confrontation and it keeps you from saying what needs to be said and defending against injust actions from peers. People can’t read minds, if they are upsetting you, you need to tell them don’t wait until they’ve done it 20 times and then blow up at them. Also stop avoiding your needs, you are not a sponge for the world’s pain so please please stop rejecting help and healing.


Gemini♊: stabilize yourself. Youre emotional and impulsive at your worst. Satiate your need for order in other things not in people, they are not yours to compartmentalize. Your spy tactics and lies are obvious


Leo: you are not born king. You can be stopped. Just because you exist doesn’t mean everyone has to yield to you. A good leader leads while helping to lift the box, a bad leader yells at others to pick it up while standing on the box


Virgo♍: you are not a saint or faultless mother. You judge very easily and are bothered by minor things. You don’t have to fix everyone and everything. You need a tougher skin. Youre so busy fixing everyone else that you are left in shambles. If you are dating an “I can fix him/her/them” really ask yourself if you love them or the idea of fixing them.


Libra♎: form an opinion. Don’t roll over when people belittle you. Defend yourself. Get mad be angry be fierce. You are so eager to please it annoys everyone. Stop stealing from others personality to fit in. Find your own identity and never change it for others. Also have some integrity and dignity to admit mistakes instead of flirting your way out of blame then maybe People might respect you more.


Scorpio♏: you have vanity issues. You can be very selfish and vain yet at the same time you harbor a toxic sense of insecurity. Learn to be humble and charitable and maybe you will start to see your true self more than the makeup you use to mask the incomplete self you hate.


Sagittarius♐: you need to relax. Holy hell you need to relax. And by relax I mean the “I’m comfortable in my own skin” relaxed. Your so concerned with feeling embarrassed and what others think of you that you never get to be you. Go nuts dude


Capricorn♑: hey buddy can you stop playing cop please. Everyone does things for a reason. Your intuition isn’t always right. Wait before you call someone stupid and your behind the back snarky judging is kinda ruthless, try being at least a little empathetic.


Aquarius♒: you don’t have to impress everyone. You don’t have to be the best at everything all the time. You just need to learn to be. Every now and then just find a spot devoid of people and just sit. Think about life, not what to do with it, just life. Take in the real world, not the one you make in your head.


Pieces♓: you aren’t innocent. You have the capacity to break. Either break into sad pieces or break into wrath. Pay attention to what’s going on. You get distracted easily and sometimes lash out and hurt people because of it. Work on your focus.


I know we always focus on all the good things about signs but we gotta look at our faults too.

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I really like the headcanon that Yagi has to eat like- frequently in small amounts, because of his stomach injury, but he never bothers to stick to it. Someone gotta make this man care for himself better >:I

Prompt:  Would it be okay to ask for Might/Inko, or Deku/Urahara? Something where the couples are trying to encourage and support each other. I know some people aren’t into het, so if you wanna pass on these, it’s cool.

The struggle was real with Inko, her face is so overworked and I’m STILL not ok with it but its coming up to 1am and I need to sleep (as always…) I also for some reason decided to draw an angle on the scene, thinking ‘yeah! I’ll get some cool perspective in there’ not thinking ‘hey what about that part of the sink that’d be attached to the invisible wall in front of them?’. So uh, transparent cupboards are the new thing? In stores now?

I’m still open for prompts, but I do have a lot that I wanna do already, so bear it in mind :)

tbh i think one of the reasons falsettos is so heartbreaking is because you can’t ignore the reality of it. most of the time, when you see a sad musical/movie/whatever, you can just say “it’s okay, it’s not real” and move on. but you can’t do that with falsettos because the aids crisis is a real thing that happened to real people. and real people went through all the things you just saw. and that’s also what makes it so moving and so important.