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anonymous asked:

Hi! Same anon that asked about the FNaF 1 gang, withereds, shadows, etc., just wanna ask: Do you have any headcanons about the withereds, shadows, what the phantoms are, or anything? (P. S. Thanks for wishing me a happy day! Hope you have a "happiest day"!

Oh goodness I do happen to have…a few (uninteresting) headcanons actually…So I guess I’ll tackle these in the order you asked! These are all just for this blog’s AU, of course, so no worries if they collide with some of the canon or with other people’s universes

Withered Ones

  • Since W.Bonnie and W.Chica both have missing hands, W.Foxy and W.Freddy are always nearby to help them if they need it
  • W.Chica is really proud though and does her very best to do things herself
  • W.Bonnie is very sad about the loss of his face, and thinks about it constantly, often trying to find “replacements” for his face! Some of you guys might remember from one of my old posts that sometimes he wears a paper plate with a :3 face drawn on it
  • W.Freddy is a very Tired Man, choosing to mostly watch the Toys perform on stage as opposed to singing himself. I think of it like he’s peacefully retired
  • W.Foxy is the saltiest guy most anyone will ever meet, he wants to go places and have his Pirate Cove back but the world just keeps denying him

The Shadows

  • These guys are both mute, so they communicate non-verbally. Sometimes that means flashing shadowy words up in the air, other times it means sign language
  • Shadow Freddy (Shreddy lmao) looks like he’s constantly crying, but has never told anyone why…
  • Both of their bodies can be easily manipulated into different shapes, although Shadow Bonnie is a lot better at shapeshifting than Shreddy is!
  • Shadow Bonnie is………ridiculously tall, and Shreddy is a smol
  • Shadow Bonnie can teleport! But the process is rather painful so they don’t do it often
  • Both of them are very old, and have been around for decades as of the time of Fazbear Fright
  • In addition to not being able to speak verbally, neither of them make any noise at all when moving. They have accidentally snuck up on many of their friends because of it
  • Both are very elusive and will only appear to those that they deem trustworthy, or intriguing in some way

The Phantoms

  • They’re all essentially ghosts of the former Fazbear crew. Not every animatronic became a phantom after being destroyed, only a select few!
  • When they first woke up as phantoms, all they remembered was the pain of dying, so the reverted to a more primal state of personality. As of yet, only some of the phantoms have managed to remember their past selves to become who they used to be.
  • This is why Phantom Balloon Boy (PBB) screams so much! He’s trying to remember his past, but more often than not he resorts to the screaming
  • Being ghosts, they cannot touch anything corporeal without it meeting special standards
  • With enough practice, the phantoms can learn to summon ghostly objects from their past, one of the best examples being Phantom Chica’s ghost cupcake (which she’s very proud of btw)
  • It is said that once the Phantoms are able to complete whatever unfinished business they had on Earth, they will cease to exist here, having moved on. Most of them haven’t found out yet why they became ghosts, since they can’t even remember clearly when they were alive. Who knows if they’ll ever reach their goals?

Anyways that’s all I have for now! I know I’m leaving a bunch out, definitely, but hey, I’ve never been too great at communicating my thoughts! Thanks for asking about these guys!! Goodness knows I think about this AU every waking moment of my life And thank you! I’ll try and have the happiest day I can!

geochic03  asked:

Hey love your blog! I don't think this one has been requested yet but maybe some blind! Iggy fluff where he reacts to his child being born?

Miracle

Sorry this is so short! I have to head out for the evening but I wanted to post something for you guys before I left. Hope you like the fluff!

The sound of your pained screams fills Ignis’ ears. He reaches out to you, clutching your hand in a vice-like grip. Your palm is slick with sweat, the same as your forehead as he bends down to press a kiss to your hairline.

“Ignis,” you pant, as another contraction rips through you. “If I survive this, I’m going to kill you.”

Ignis chuckles softly, squeezing your hand in comfort. “While I will openly acquiesce to my part in your current plight, I do recall that nine months ago, you were the one who seduced me and dragged me by the collar into your bed.”

You press your eyes shut as pain blots your vision. The contractions are happening closer and closer together, and you know it’s only a matter of time. “Yeah, well,” you grumble, trying to sink deeper into the hospital bed. “You know how much I like that button-up shirt.”

“Now that we’ve both admitted our supposed wrongdoings,” Ignis teases, his other hand coming to rub small circles against your convex belly, “Let us focus on the task at hand.”

“The task at hand,” you can’t help but mimic his accent. “You try pushing a person out of your—”

“Mrs. Scientia,” the doctor cuts you off, checking how far dilated you are. “It’s time.”

You let out an involuntary whimper at the news, and Ignis leans his forehead against yours.

“You can do this,” he promises, and you believe him.

“Okay,” the doctor perches herself between your legs. “Push.”

A scream is torn from your throat as you push with all your might. In your haze of anguish, you manage to say, “Please, can you tell us what’s happening? I want Ignis to hear.”

The doctor nods at you. “Keep pushing, hun. I can see the head.” She describes the baby’s hair—tawny blond, just like their father’s. Her voice raises in excitement when the baby’s face emerges, then arms, and tiny little legs.

“It’s a girl,” she beams, cleaning off the baby and handing her to the assisting nurse. “Now for the afterbirth.”

The baby cries out almost instantly, the shock of fresh air entering her lungs powering her intermittent wails.

“Iggy,” you pant, tugging on his sleeve. “We have a daughter.”

After the baby is cleaned up and swaddled, she’s handed to you, and you cradle her lovingly in your arms. She coos, her eyes shut. You scoot over in the bed and pull on Ignis’ hand for him to join you.

Ignis removes his shoes and slips into the bed, one arm stretching across your shoulders to pull you in close, the other reaching for his daughter with trembling fingers.

He traces his fingertips along the contours of her face—she’s warm, and so incredibly soft in a way that only newborn babies are. Unmarred from the the harsh world around her, perfect in every way. He touches the curve of her tiny nose, feels the slight pout to her lips as she gurgles.

“Iggy,” you whisper, leaning your head against his shoulder. The baby blinks slowly, getting used to the light in the room, and your heart nearly stops. “She has your eyes.”

Ignis feels his voice catch in his throat. “She’s perfect,” he finally says. He kisses you on the cheek. “I’m so proud of you, my love.”

You turn to him and kiss his lips, and he feels you smiling against him. “I love you.”

“And I love you,” he replies, and then leans down to kiss his daughter’s plush cheek. “And I love you, my darling. You are my dream come true.”

You feel yourself melt against the pillows. You nudge him. “You want to hold her?”

Ignis gives a small nod and adjusts his arms as you pass the baby over to him. She gurgles slightly as she shifts in his grip, but as soon as he circles his arms around her, she yawns and falls asleep against his chest.

You smooth out the blanket that swaddles her and lean up to kiss Ignis on the cheek. The skin there is wet—a tear slides down his face, and you rest your head against his shoulder, keeping a hand on his arm.

The three of you fall asleep like that, curled against one another, a moment of peace for the new parents and their tiny miracle.

anonymous asked:

I have read your works! And I love 'The Stars Incline us, they don't bind us' so muuuuuch. If this is not too much to ask, can you make cherik fic rec? Thank you! Keep writing, awesome!

thank you very much, i’m glad you enjoyed my stuff! :3 

since this blog is exactly 5 years old today, what better occasion is there to do cherik fic rec post, as lurking around cherik fic rec tumblr posts waaay back in the day is actually what originally brought me to tumblr in the first place. the following list is in no particular order, and odds are i like multiple fics by the authors included but i was determined to limit myself to one from each (though in some cases, this was a veeeery close call, haha).

anyway, the actual title of this list is coincidentally the main criteria i used in the interest of not having it stretch on for miles, which is to say:

Cherik Fics Pan Has Reread An Embarrassing Amount Of Times Throughout Her XMFC Fandom Tenure:

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anonymous asked:

hi i was wondering if you knew and fluffy fics that also had smut in them, but they don't have too, i just really want a lot of fluff. thanks, and i also love your blog! xx

Oh man have you come to the right person. I am all about that fluff. Okay so I did a huge rec post here [x] but its a definitely out of date now so here are some new ones, some of which have smut and some of which don’t. 

Ghost Stories - SwissMiss

Sherlock’s parents think he and John are a couple. They might be onto something.

My True Love Gave to Me - Robottko

When one wants to woo a certain Sherlock Holmes, one must be creative in the way one does it. Of course, John never realised that it would involve inflatable palm trees.

Out the Nest and Into the World - Andfromtherewego

It doesn’t bother her. That Sherlock likes a boy isn’t a problem. That Sherlock likes someone IS the problem.

Her son has never been infatuated with anyone. Until now.

She worries.

What Sherlock Needed - thelookyouredoingthelookagain

John’s arrival in the flat changes Sherlock in many ways, but a new need alarms him.

The Perseids - nondeducible

Sherlock knew, with the kind of unshakeable faith he rarely experienced in his life, that throughout the entire history of the universe, cosmic stardust had never and would never coalesce into a being more perfect than John Watson

1000 Reasons Why - catastrophicmeltdown

John comes home after shopping to find Sherlock left him a note. Turns out there are plenty more where that came from.

Mike, This is The Best Present Ever - whatdoyoumeanionlygetoneotp

When John arrives back later that evening he’s actually whistling. Whistling, cheery and high-pitched as he scuffs his feet on the worn out welcome mat. From the kitchen Mike can’t quite work out the exact tune, but it’s upbeat and he’s guessing something Christmassy. He smirks and puts his cooking to one side.

Call Him Love - Itsallfine

“Hamish growing up thinking Sherlock’s name is actually ‘Love’ because that’s all he’s ever heard John call him.”

the lingering taste of orange juice - darcylindberg

Sherlock felt the familiar heat surge in his abdomen again at the touch: hope strung taut between head and heart as in all the quiet moments between them, when Sherlock sometimes got the clues all mixed up and thought maybe John felt something too.

A Right Sap - scullyseviltwin

“God, your hair really is a mess.”

anonymous asked:

I don't get the Wonder Woman shaving post. You are assuming all women shave for guys and that's not true. Lots and lots of women do it simply because they prefer it. I personally feel smoother and more physically comfortable when I shave and so do many other women. Shaving just because men expect it is bad, shaving is general is not and doesn't need to be vilified.

[here is the relevant post with past commentary]

hello dear, i am assuming best intentions with this ask and will answer it as kindly and as informatively as possible:

i am not vilifying anything, or anyone. however, women removing body hair is not a socially or politically neutral act, and any woman’s choice to remove hair or not does not exist in a vacuum and does reflect cultural and gendered socialization.

simply put, women’s individual preferences for smoothness and levels of comfort/revulsion associated with female body hair are not innate and do not exist in a vacuum. like many, many other things in women’s lives, those feelings are a direct result of gendered socialization, which has influenced our choices and self-perception and how other people see us since before we were even born.

the only reason the vast majority of women [outside of professional athletes like my sister] even know what that “smoothness” feels like is because we are raised to understand female body hair is something to be removed. 

in the western world,* this has only been the case for the last 100 or so years, and the reason this is the case has to do with capitalism, doing one of its favorite things and preying on women’s insecurities for profit.

in fact, 2015 is the 100 year anniversary of when gillette began marketing razors to women. prior to 1915, women’s clothing traditionally covered most of the body. your great grandmother would never have thought to shave her legs or under her arms, because no one was going to see her there until she was married—and even then, there was a high degree of modesty. 

however, about a hundred years ago, gowns with sheer sleeves [or no sleeves!] came into fashion. the razor manufacturer gillette was about 15 years old, and looking for a way to expand profits, especially while their main customer base became involved in a world war. [more on this here]

so they began putting out ads, explaining to women that the removal of their “objectionable” hair would be crucial to their staying in fashion, lest they risk public humiliation:

allow me to reiterate: these razor manufacturers, who were all men motivated purely by a desire to increase profits, suggested to women that their natural selves were undesirable. within about 5-7 years, beginning with the upper classes, women accepted this suggestion, internalized it, and began removing body hair. as usually happens with fashion, this trend was adopted in other classes, associated permanently with the concept that the natural hair was undesirable and embarrassing.

in the 1940s, the trend expanded to cover the legs, with a mix of the same advertising tactics and the emergence of hairless pinup art [female objectification]. and in the last 20 or so years has stretched to pubic hair as well, this time influenced by pornography [female objectification/degradation] as well as the advertising tactics. in fact, these cycles are repeating themselves outside of the western world—this is a pretty great article about how companies who make hair removal products are trying to replicate those advertising campaigns from the 1920s and 40s in china today, by convincing chinese women [who have little body hair and traditionally hadn’t worried about removing it] that the removal is necessary.

many, many women feel more comfortable shaving. i know that as early as 9 years old i was begging my mother to let me shave the tiny little leg and armpit hairs that i had. shaving was a sign of maturity for me, and i was terrified of being made fun of by the other kids in my class, boys and girls, for the peach fuzz on my legs. i LOVED shaving. it made me feel grown up, and didn’t want to give it up when i accidentally shaved a piece of skin the size of a quarter off of my shin, or when i got horrible razor burn and cried through a day of school, or when the stubble became itchy and ingrown. i used to send almost exactly the same messages to feminist blogs that were critical of hair removal and the beauty industry at large.

but absolutely none of that is innate behavior. it is all learned—i never even saw a woman with natural body hair until i was a 18 years old and a freshman in college. i had grown up looking at razor commercials of beautiful women sliding stainless steel over hairless legs. i had read “embarrassing” stories of girls who had gotten the moment of their dreams with their cute crush only to have him recoil in horror when they touched a stubbly leg. i had desired to shave and associated shaving with comfort and maturity, just as i was conditioned to.

but wonder woman? there are no male capitalists on themyscira. there are no  cultural institutions based on female subjugation, shame, or embarrassment. and there is no way she takes time out of her day to shave.

*devout muslims have practiced hair removal for hundreds of years, and ancient egyptians, greeks and romans of both genders may have practiced depilation at different periods for various reasons.

anonymous asked:

Hey CleverGirl. :) My main character is sort of a psychic. She can sense people's true thoughts or feelings, but she can't control it and sometimes it doesn't work on certain people. Could you give me some cliches I should be aware of for psychic characters? And some extra info if you don't mind. :) Thanks!

Cliches

  • Creepy psychic. The character can’t connect with people. She rarely talks. The author/director vaguely implies the psychic is autistic. When the psychic does talk, it’s in a creepy monotone. Often has strange, weirdly prophetic nonsequiturs.
  • Psychic nosebleed. If she overuses her powers, her nose must bleed. It is a Rule.
  • Delicacy. The psychic is extremely sensitive to the emotions around them. A strong emotion will literally knock them over. The psychic’s delicacy is reinforced by their physique: small, thin, and mousy-haired.
  • Reading at your convenience. The psychic can sense all emotions … except when it’s convenient for the plot. You mentioned your character having this trait. It’s not a bad trait so long as you provide or attempt to provide an explanation for it. Your psychic character and anyone working with her powers will attempt to find an explanation so the MC can’t be guarded against. Also, your MC is probably curious why it works on some and not others. She’s probably investigated for herself and may come up with a theory.

Other

Types. Psychics can see everything in your mind. They don’t see, “Oh, crap, I’m late for my doctor’s appointment. Hurry up!” which is what the character is thinking at the moment. They see everything the character is/has been/has done. In effect, instead of seeing the frantic worry of being late, a psychic character would see “I am a self-absorbed psychopath with no remorse mwahahaha.” If it really was mind “reading”, the psychic would only see the former. Most psychics can dig around and, honestly, it would make for a more suspenseful story if you put stops on what a psychic can and cannot see. For example, a psychic can’t see anything you aren’t actively thinking of.

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The Joker Blogs (Series 1) Sentence Meme
  • This is ______ overseeing patient 4479 for rehabila... pl... please don't touch that.
  • Hhhhhhhiii.
  • I don't want to leave. I like it here. Free food. Roof over my head... Lovely company.
  • You don't think you have some real problems?
  • Nobody's perfect.
  • It's never a mistake to be who you are.
  • I like you. This is gonna be fun.
  • If I'd known it was this easy to get free drugs I would have done this years ago.
  • Why are you saying that to the camera?
  • I've got a friend who's gonna put this up on YouTube.
  • Did I ever tell you, you've got lovely eyes? They go well with the rest of your face. It's not like I wanna pop them out of your skull and carry them round on a key chain.
  • That's a compliment.
  • There's a difference between personal safety and fifteen guys manhandling you in the shower.
  • You stole money.
  • I burned it.
  • You lied to people.
  • I only told little white lies.
  • You destroyed public property.
  • I don't think we really NEED hospitals.
  • We have to be quiiiiiiiieeeeeeett...
  • If you and I had a daughter, that's what I'd want to name her.
  • Are you expecting a thank you cared for the dead body you left on my desk?
  • I'm not opposed to letter writing.
  • That reminds me of two dreams that I had last night! The first one had you in it... but... obviously this is not the best time to mention that.
  • Will you be my Valentine?
  • That IS my real name.
  • If this works, and I wake up, and my pants are off...
  • I take it you missed me?
  • Was it that obvious?
  • They're trying to get on your good side.
  • That's ridiculous. I don't have a good side.
  • How are you enjoying the view from MY former office?
  • Careful with this one, _______. He's not faking.
  • Funny thing is, neither is she.
  • When you see something you want... you take it. By force, if necessary.
  • I just finished painstakingly copying the Mona Lisa.
  • Yeah, that looks more like ________ to me.
  • You can't spell "artist" without "anarchist".
  • I'm running out of brown so I'm gonna do your hair yellow-- but it looks good, you should try going blonde.
  • We set a date for the wedding.
  • Am I invited? I love wedding cake.
  • It always comes down to making a choice. One or the other.
  • The fork in the throat-- road. Road. Fork in the road. Henry's the one with the fork in the throat.
  • They're going to lock you up and throw away the key.
  • That's a lot of keys to swallow. Is that why they hired you?
  • There's three types of people in this world. The optimist, who sees the glass as half full; the pessimist who sees it as half empty; and then there's the paranoid, and they just think someone is drinking out of their glass.
  • I'm the one who knocks the glass over.
  • This is a nice care you got here, ______.
  • She gets cranky riding in the trunk.
  • Get your mind out of the gutter.
  • Would it be easier if he was awake, or was knocking him out really necessary?
  • Of course it was necessary, I mean, duh. I didn't want him to have to feel THIS.
  • This begs the question-- who died first? The chicken? Or the egg?
  • And that question will keep you up all night until you just want to poke out your own eyes.
  • You just get to sit there and look pretty.
  • Is that, uh... is that my wife's dress?
  • It looks better on ______.
  • A perfect fit, Cinderella. Time to get you to your glamorous ball.
  • Watch out for crocs.
  • No one's coming to save you!
  • Are you going to stop acting like a child and take your bath?
  • I want to go the wedding. But I wasn't invited and you can't just crash a wedding. Weddings are planned meticulously there's always a cake to person ratio that you don't want to disrupt but with you out of the picture, that delicate cake ratio is still in balance.
  • This is about cake?!
  • How would you like to make a hund... twenty dollars?
  • Oh, a professional! Finally.
  • Great, fine let's give the degenerate with a death wish a gun! That's a great idea! Hey, since it's near Christmas time, can I please have a flame-thrower or something horrible?!
  • ________'s nervous too, if it makes you feel any better. I slept with him last night to calm him down.
  • Oh, that's fine, I poisoned your champagne.
  • You are such a creeper!
  • Yeah, you should try reading sometime, you might like it.
  • Just tell us what you want and nobody else has to get hurt.
  • What if what I want is for someone else to get hurt?
  • Not to be a party pooper but you REALLY aren't ready for a relationship.
  • You belong in a cell.
  • We belong together. In fact, there's a ceremony right upstairs waiting for us to walk down the aisle and seal the deal!
  • Go ahead and do it, if you think that will help.
  • Or am I the only thing you have left to hold on to?
  • Were you just trying to make me jealous? Hmm? Am I detecting a pattern emerging? A method to the madness?
  • You practically pulled that trigger yourself.
  • I understand, you had to make it look convincing.
  • You know what they say about payback, right? It's a bitch, Puddin'.
  • Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go get drunk.
  • I don't say this about many people, but... _________ scares me.
  • I lost my position due to an aggravated assault charge, I am currently going through a divorce, I had to move after my address was posted online, and I'm STILL receiving hate mail.
  • Well after destroying the hospital where I was finishing up my residency, crashing a colleague's wedding, and murdering a close friend of mine, no, I'm not a fan of _________.
  • There's no denying it. This. Is. War.

anonymous asked:

The reason the SE and Stefan stanning community gets my hate is because you're the ones who vomit YOUR hate all over Elena. You're the ones who make misogynistic statements like "She'll get hers" and "She'll be punished" and "After everything she's done to him (Stefan) she has to be redeemed" and "Her character has been destroyed but, hopefully, they can bring her back when she's human. Then, her feelings for him (Stefan) will start to resurface". You're the target because of garbage you post.

I tell you what, anon. Why don’t you tell me why you love Elena Gilbert right now. Go on, tell me. I’ll wait.

You want to know why I loved her? Because you don’t know a goddamn thing about me or my blog or just how I really feel about Elena Gilbert. I loved her because I identified with her, I related to her. Her character touched on something personal about me. I loved how deeply she cared about her friends, and family. ‘It’s not just me that’s in danger. It’s Caroline, and it’s Tyler, and it’s Bonnie…’I love how protective she was of them, and selfless. I love that she stayed broken up with Stefan because she needed  to be able to wake up and know that her friends and family were okay. I love how sacrificial she was. That if it came down to her and her family/friends she knew who she would choose. I love that she felt things for the darker characters, including Damon. That’s how fucking compassionate that she was and the part of her that I could understand the most—feeling so much for someone that you want to love them and how that was her greatest strength and her greatest weakness—‘You know I really think that Damon believes everything he’s done, every move he’s made he’s done for love…it’s twisted, but kinda sad.’ I loved her fierce loyalty, love—-‘Bonnie will not die for me.’ I loved her inner conflict—-her turmoil over the things in which her morals and conscience battled—'I cant admit it Caroline, because what does that say about me?’ I loved that she held to her beliefs, that they were so strong she wouldn’t turn into a monster to spend eternity with Stefan. 'I don’t want to be a vampire, Stefan. I never wanted to be one.’ I love that she didn’t want to be selfish with Stefan and Damon. I love that her choice was based on what she knew which was love for Stefan and that she made this difficult choice and how pained she was to hurt Damon, to essentially sacrifice something she didn’t know could be love. 'I care about you Damon, which is why I have to let you go.’ I loved that she died a hero. A hero.

See, that’s the thing anon. She’s supposed to be the heroine of this show. And all those things? It made her one. It’s why we were supposed to love her. Then she changed. And you know what? I get it. They gave her the chance to be the person she felt conflicted with and maybe no one gets that more than me, but she’s not the heroine right now. And she’s missed. The writers are going to redeem her back to that status. I don’t hate Elena Gilbert—-I’m disappointed at what they’ve done to her character for two seasons because it’s been too long. That was the Elena Gilbert I loved, the one I rooted for, the one recognizable as the heroine of TVD. Now they have her stuck in an unbearable second stage in her character progress as someone more selfish, and irritating. So excuse the fuck out of me for my impatience. Excuse me for my opinion. Excuse me for loving a character that isn’t giving me much reason to like her. Again, you don’t know me. You don’t know how I’ve loved her anyway. Even if it’s from the hope that she’ll return. So, how’s that for garbage anon? You know what, I don’t even care. You can just take your screwed up opinion about me and go fuck yourself.

lexdr  asked:

How can you stand for so many right things and then stand for a deal of wrong things as well? I think you're so beautiful, and I love your blog. But I honestly don't see how you preach on how the black community is treated by the white community and then turn around and spew hate on a white female for how she chooses to wear her hair? Doesn't that sound familiar? Does it not hurt you when someone asks if your hair is real? Don't you think it hurts her to receive hate like that? Just wondering.

Before I have answers I have questions:

In your reblog comment, why did you mention that you are of mixed race? I’m curious. Why does being multiethnic make a difference in whether you feel something is just or unfair? Was that to make your stance seem more valid or was the to serve some other purpose?

Okay, now answers:

I knew this was coming. I knew someone would come to me and essentially call me a hypocrite. I’ll admit I was fuming the first time I read this message but I’ve since taken a deep breath. You lucked out.

Firstly, I am not spewing hate and I think the insinuation that I WOULD “spew hate” is what upset me the most. I am not a hateful person. I do not hate that woman. I don’t even know her to hate her. “Hate” is not a word you can just assign to something you personally deem negative. She is simply an example, a figurehead. 

For a few days now a post authored by that woman has repeatedly made it’s way across my dashboard. She posted a picture of a male friend, a white guy, with a large section of matted, unkempt hair with a caption that said something like, “see, white people’s hair does dread naturally” as if to directly refute the age old and valid disapproval of non-blacks with dreads by blacks with locs and other denominations of afro-textured hair.

Do you understand that since the moment we arrived here as cattle we have been discouraged from seeing ourselves as beautiful and convinced that our hair is dreadful? Do you understand that white people in power continue to make it unacceptable (ex. what’s going on in the army right now) for black people to wear their hair the way it naturally grows from their scalps? Manipulated or not? Meanwhile when their daughters and nieces want to seem more earthy and natural and cool they do this to their hair and say it’s the same thing. And if you take a look at her blog and the blogs of many other non-blacks with dreads you see no images of black locs, only other white people with dreads. Do you understand that? You’re not going to see Chescaleigh on their blogs. You’re going to see other white people who don’t have the painful memories of a legacy being physically beaten out of them. Our hair, our music, our food, our culture, our lives, our bodies, our stories get appropriated everyday. 

And yes, it does sting when someone wants to touch my hair without permission or ask me how I did it. It stings when someone tells me they’re going to Florida and they’re going to come back as dark me. It stings when someone speaks to me jokingly in AAVE. But only white people have done those things in my life.

I don’t care how she or anyone else wears their hair. I care about how the idea of it causes even more erasure of my people and their culture.

I’m not hateful. I’m bothered. You ought to be too, mixed race or not.

anonymous asked:

I just wanted to ask, like, do you genuinely think Hinata is a good character? I personally don't like her much but I don't like to spread hate so I prefer to keep my opinions limited to my own blog but I just wanted to ask your reason for liking Hinata so much? I've always thought she was a pretty random useless character who could disappear and the series would go on as normal

Yes, I genuinely think Hinata is a good character. I was, originally, going to link two posts here done by friends about what Hinata means to them, but I opted instead to just talk about why I think she is a good character rather than someone else. First, though, I wand to address the claim she was a ‘random useless character,’ who could disappear and the series would go on as normal. Flatly speaking, this is not true, and I’ll show why.

I know many fans will agree with me when we say the Chuunin Exam Arc was one of the high points of Part 1, if not the entire manga. There is a lot of character growth, and a lot of set up in that arc that is very well done. Hinata is literally a cornerstone of Naruto’s story in this arc, a key supporting character that is not only important, but necessary. There are the low-key but important interactions during the first test, her cheering for him in the preliminaries and the like, but what is really key is her fight with Neji. This fight not only builds up both characters (which is necessary given Neji is Naruto’s ‘antagonist’ in this arc, in a way, and presented as such even in excess to Gaara at this point) but also provides something we have yet to see from the Naruto: someone his age that has admired him from the start. Hinata is key here.Not only does she set up Naruto’s fight with Neji on a dramatic and emotional level, she then provides (in the Proud Failure speech,) not only a big exploration of Naruto’s character, but also is the first of several times she saves him, as Naruto will describe it.

Hinata not only shows she understands Naruto better than almost anyone at this point, she gives him the will to fight and take on Neji.

In Part 2, she once again plays a key role in things, even as a secondary character. Hinata has a unique role in the Pain Arc, something fits her character entirely. Her standing up to Pain despite its seeming futility evokes the same confidence and scene she had when facing down Neji during the prelims. Further, without Hinata’s intervention than Naruto is beaten. We are not arguing, of course, for replacement, as one could do this for essentially any character, but rather we’re talking about REMOVAL. So that’s two arcs that collapse without Hinata. This continues into the war, where there is a lot of growth directly due to Hinata. Without Hinata, Naruto succumbs to the despair Obito is using as a weapon. These are just SOME of the scenes that use Hinata that would utterly collapse without her. There are other instances too. 

This is in contrast to several other supporting characters with far less key roles. Indeed, among the supporting cast, Hinata is actually one that is utterly NECESSARY for the story to continue as it is without radically altering it.

Further, as a character, there are several reasons I, personally, like Hinata. She has a very unique background while still fitting into the same archetype common in several Naruto characters. However, while Naruto had his tragic childhood due to a lack of a family and the the kyuubi, Gaara had his due to Shukaku, and Sasuke had his due to his own family drama but mostly due to his brother and the massacre, Hinata’s is almost mundane. She has her family, she is not cursed and indeed the drama is very human: she simply is not seen as good enough by her family. She is unique among the supporting cast for being the only female with a comparable tragic background to Naruto, Sasuke, Gaara, and the like, which makes her stand out to me.

As a character, she also is interesting in that she is a shy character with low self-esteem that manages to find inspiration and build herself up, to learn to love herself. She is the first person to recognize Naruto’s potential, and to acknowledge him from the bottom of her heart. Her interactions with Naruto are unique, and the dynamics of their relationship are very nice. They’re also very warm and, frankly, fluffy at times, which is a nice contrast to the tragic backgrounds or the other ‘ships,’ as it would be.

Further, on a more base level, the byakugan is my favorite of the doujutsu, and Gentle Fist is damn cool, and I wish had been used more. 

Further, despite claims and attempts to bash her, Hinata is not really used as ‘fanservice’ in the manga. People try to bring up SP, but SP has used literally all the female characters, and some male ones, as fanservice and has flanderized them repeatedly, so invoking what SP does is unfair to describing what Kishimoto does, in the manga. Though focus is given to her feelings for Naruto, these have actual major effects on the story, both at large and her own, rather than simply being some random trait. Hinata is not ‘the girl who crushes on Naruto,’ because to say as much would be entirely misleading, in the same way it would be wrong to say Sakura is ‘the girl who crushes on Sasuke.’ 

Before I end, I want to touch on something. So many anti arguments are based around bashing Hinata, far in excess of supposed bashing of Sakura or the like done by NH fans or something. And, more to the point, there is this strain that wants to paint Hinata as useless, or perhaps more fittingly, superfluous to the story, yet this is clearly not the case. There is also this constant attempt to bash her for supposedly being fan service, rather than actually addressing points of why folks like her.

Or you can be like gweatherwax and mock folks who found her inspiring, because you’re a terrible person. But generally speaking, most serious pro arguments don’t rely on trying to tear down the CHARACTERS of the other side. The fact that anti’s must not just attack the ship, but the character, speaks volumes.

hoppskotch  asked:

Hey. I actually just found your blog and I'm floored. Your art is cute, expressive, and perfect in comic format. So my big question is, as an aspiring artist (whether it be comics, writing them, storyboards, or design) do you have any advice? I'm nervous about picking a good school to go to because I KNOW I need formal training and I have a friend who wants me to storyboard, but I don't know how. Any advice? *sweats nervously in anticipation of response* Thanks!

Thank you! <3 :D

I’m gonna take this opportunity to type out my general advice for young artists:
1. Find mentorship and feedback, and accept it gracefully.  Show your portfolio to your art teachers, bring your work to conventions, post your work online.  Tell people what you think you want to do with your art, and ask for feedback. Back in the day, I used to email webcomic artists I liked, and occasionally they would write back with advice on my work/career.  I emailed a local artist I admired to ask if I could buy her coffee and ask her about her career, and she accepted.  Don’t expect anything, and don’t think that working artists owe you an answer, but it never hurts to ask!  If someone takes the time to help you, THANK THEM and consider what they’ve said…even if they give you harsh feedback (and that’s normal and a part of the process).  Repeat.
2. Art school is rad, and if money had been no obstacle I would DEFINITELY have chosen to go.  But….art school is expensive, and I’ve seen people spend their 20s and 30s working day jobs to pay back art school loans instead of drawing. Just…don’t assume that art school is necessary, or the only way to an art career. (Again, art school is awesome and I sometimes wish I had attended one, but it is TOTALLY POSSIBLE to make a career in art without that diploma or that debt. I went to a state school, studied business and Japanese, drew in my free time, and received my first graphic novel contract before graduating.  It’s more important to…)3. Draw every day!  Develop professional habits and you’ll be a pro in no time.  Learn to draw when you’re tired, when you’re stressed, when you’re uninspired, when you’re burnt out.  As a pro, you’ll need to draw in all of these situations.  I used to keep a sketchbook on my nightstand.  At the end of the day, if I hadn’t drawn anything, I’d just sketch a little bit before turning the light out.  If you feel ready for more of a challenge, I HIGHLY recommend starting a webcomic to practice working on long-form stories with a consistent deadline to meet (try one page/week).
4. Do what turns YOU on.  Don’t worry about chasing other people’s styles or career paths; follow your own heart and draw what really makes you happy, in a style that’s your own.  (Not that you should skip those art assignments or exercises…)  Not only will you be happier in the long run–you’re more likely to develop a unique style/voice that makes you invaluable rather than replaceable.  Specific jobs come and go (and sometimes are phased out entirely…gulp), but creativity will ALWAYS be valued.  A lot of artists find career paths that are entirely new, or combine aspects of various jobs to make a life that works for us.  You don’t have to fit a specific mold to be an artist.  It’s both amazing and terrifying that there isn’t much of a road-map at all.
5. Be professional.  Don’t burn bridges with people, follow through on what you promise, and be pleasant to work with.
6. Socialize.  Meet other artists online, and go to events if possible (conventions, movie screenings, lectures, book releases, signings…).  Bring business cards if you have them.  It’s okay to start small–I still get sweaty palms in a room of new people, and sometimes I say “I will talk to one new person and then I will GO HOME AND READ”–but learning how to introduce yourself and confidently tell people what you do is a skill that will aid you your whole life.  Some of these people could turn into great friends, and some could send work your way in the future (and vice versa!).  Build your network by meeting people and staying in touch.  It gets easier and easier and your professional network will grow and grow the longer you work at it.
7. Don’t stop! :D And send me links to your work.

deckerrstar  asked:

I love all your fics but I don't know if anyone has ever asked you but what are your favorite fics? Because right now I am just looking for more to read and I feel like I've run out of material.

Thank you so much!! Man, there’s so many stories to choose from… I’m destined to make a huge mess of this, you know. But see below the cut for a (woefully incomplete) smattering of some of my personal all-time favorite fics, including some actively updating WIPs. Hopefully a few of these are new to you. 

Note: My tastes skew heavily toward modern AU, explicit fics. And some of these authors I’m very clearly trash for. I can’t really make any apologies for that. The heart wants what the heart wants. lol.   

Also: Are you following @everlarkficupdate yet? @lovelizziekins runs that blog, and she’s keeping tabs on all updating WIPs. And @d12drabbles, run by drabble goddess @the-peeta-pocket, is posting drabbles every week now, too. @javistgs-ficlibrary, run by the lovely @javistg, is doing monthly updates of the stories she’s read- well worth following if you’re not already (and she tends to read a lot of canon compliant and historical AUs, so her reading list is much more balanced than mine). @jhutchmyanchor did a Countdown to Mockingjay, and she’s way more qualified to answer this than I am btw, so hit her up! And the fandom nominated 50 fics they love last fall- a fuckton of stories aren’t on that list, but every story that is deserves to be read.

There’s so many amazing authors not listed here- like the goddesses of drabble… *hangs head in defeat* But I tried my best. Thanks for the ask!!!! You’ll have to let me know if any of these are new to you, and what you think of them when you’re done reading! <3 

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anonymous asked:

As a fellow Beth/bethyl fan, it makes me sad to see posts like yours about "cackling" at people who don't think Beth is (or should be called) Judith's mom. Why can't we just have different opinions and be respectful of that? Maybe you're referring to people who dislike Beth, but as someone who is uncomfortable at giving Beth that title, I feel it is directed at me too. I just want to be able to love the Grimes & Beth without feeling like I have to pick a side. Sigh.

[Sighs right back] You seem to have an issue with the word “cackling” in general, so I just feel that you should know that I use it for /every/ situation. Good. Bad. Uncomfortable. Hilarious. I like the word cackling. [This will be long, by the way].

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anonymous asked:

i'm very uncomfortable with the fact that you include kyuubei in your gintaladies gifset. she is not a woman. next time if you are thinking of making a girl exclusive post, please don't include her.

I disabled anon soon after receiving this 3-4 days ago. You should congratulate yourself.

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anonymous asked:

Not to be rude but do you even like Taylor it seems like you only have this blog just to criticize her and stuff and do you even like her music cuz you said you turned down the chance to meet her like why even if your not some sort of die hard Swiftie wouldn't you like to meet her i Don't get you

(This might seem long, but it’s a common question and the key to understanding what I’m trying here.)

This is a fair question that I often get asked.  

I admire her and her work, but I have a critical mind.  Let me clarify that I am not a jaded or bitter person at all.  

I will never claim to be the biggest fan.  But the fact I consider her so interesting to be worth this much time and effort should establish to you that I think she is exceptional.

When I say “critical” I mean that this blog is not like every other tumblr blog where the point is that someone is a huge fan of hers and she can do no wrong.  

This blog isn’t called PraisingTaylor or DefendingTaylor….its called AnalyzingTaylor.  You need to be even-tempered to do this.  It has nothing to do with “hating”; when I don’t care for a song of hers, I simply don’t talk about it, but I’m not going to lie about it when I am asked about it.  But I also like to point out that this blog is not just about analyzing Taylor; its also about analyzing the happenings around her and the circumstances that affect her work.

This blog is basically the internet equivalent of her saying that she loves Abigail because Abigail has known her long enough to be able to be the one to tell her when she is getting out of touch or missing the mark or possibly being pretentious.   Of course, none of us have known her as long as Abigail has, but anyone who creates things for a living would probably enjoy criticism (and praise) coming from an articulate, even-tempered source. 

I will never have thousands of notes for long, text posts like this one, but I know that the people who appreciate this angle really appreciate the angle.

If you don’t get me after reading this, then you may never get me.  But I’d like to think that everyone who thinks about creating art and seriously contemplating it can appreciate the perspective here.

If I am doing this right, I can sometimes put you inside HER head and inside HER CRITICS’ heads.

Also, keep in mind that if you agree or disagree with me about anything I have ever posted, feel free to make a submission for this blog.  Just support your opinions.  You can do it anonymously if you wish.  

EDIT: oops

I realize that I forgot to address why I turned down the chance to meet her in the past.

For one thing, I don’t want to ever take time away from her meeting fans who feel she has changed and saved their lives.

But mostly, the reason I haven’t wanted to meet her thus far is that I have had nothing going on professionally now and I am not proud of where I am in life (because I have been unable to even stay afloat financially despite having skills that a lot of gainfully-employed people do not have) and I wouldn’t want to meet someone whom I greatly respect like Taylor if I can’t present my best self in that moment.  

This is not because of any delusion of romance or friendship; I would just want to speak to her as someone who has established himself as someone who can create and produce compelling content - That would be a nice experience.

My ideal situation would be in a scheduled conversation in a bar/lounge (The Security guys can frisk me!) or in a low-key secret session…..and/or an online conversation.