It’s disappoint me when I see aesthetic edits of the Heroes of the Olympus whitewashing, but it disappoints me more when I see the notes of that edit and see that many people I like here gave it reblog? and I am like ’why?’
*frowns* I understand that tundra are hardy, and the southern icefields aren’t totally desolate for foliage and plant life, but I just had the very unnerving thought that Icewarden made tundra, who exclusively eat vegetation, and come from probably the harshest climes in Sornieth…
Happy March 4th, y’all! On this day in 2005, Rose Tyler met the Doctor.
To celebrate, I spent the morning introducing @sandalhat101, who’d never seen Doctor Who, to the fandom. We watched the first three episodes! It was great to go back and relive the olden days. ((One day she shall know my pain…)) I mean, what? :P
In addition, I’d like to share a bit of something I’ve been working on. It’s a JE fixit fic in which Rose was the one who was pregnant on the beach, instead of Jackie. She gives birth to a boy, who’s nearly eight years old when the stars start going out. It’s Mickey who does the dimension hopping instead of Rose, since she has a child to think of, and he finds the Doctor immediately following the events of Midnight. Mickey gives the hopper to the Doctor, who then gets recalled to Pete’s world, which is where the excerpt begins. I hope you like it!
WIP Excerpt (2531 words)
materialized on an empty, quiet street. Actually, materialize was too kind a word for the way he burst into being, feeling
physically shredded on a level to match his mental disorganization.
It felt apt, in a way, allowing his physiology to go to pieces,
unable to keep himself from stumbling to his knees on the pavement.
Even though his superior time senses prevented him from being sick
like Mickey, he took a moment, crumpled there on the stone, to just
be. Here, in Rose’s universe, no entity, no companions, no
TARDIS. He’d taken Rose’s instructions to never let himself be alone.
She’d been right, as she usually was, but after all these years he was so
tired of running. Of putting on the performance, always being
all right, never letting himself feel what he felt for fear of giving
into madness. Safe in the knowledge that Rose was here, somewhere,
the Doctor finally allowed himself to shatter.
you okay, Mister?” The quiet, cautious voice of a child broke into
the miasma of his consciousness, and quite right, too. Here he was,
going to pieces on a perfectly respectable suburban sidewalk, while
Rose needed him. He wondered how much the child had seen – if he’d
seen a man appear out of seemingly thin air and then collapse into a
shuddering heap. He was being remarkably calm if so.
let out a shaking laugh. It was easier to pull himself back together
with the child’s presence at his shoulder, and he was appropriately
grateful. “No. No, I’m really not all right.” There was a sort of
subtle triumph in saying the words at last. He drew in great gasps of
air, trying to bring himself back under control.
you need a Doctor?”
almost misses it, the subtle capitalization the child’s tone lends
the term, but the next words don’t leave any room for doubt. “My
dad’s a doctor, we-l-l properly speaking he’s the Doctor, but
I’ve found other people who want you to call them doctor get cross
when you imply there’s only one proper Doctor. Mum says the Doctor
helps everyone, though, so he’d help you too, or would do if there
was one in this universe. There’s so many different universes, with
different versions of people, but not the Doctor, he’s a Time Lord,
you see, and his ego is so big it can’t be divided up among different
bits of him around different universes. That’s how Mum explained it
to me, anyway.” A sniff. “As if I didn’t understand the concept
of multidimensional nontransferrence.”
mind was spinning worse than it had been when he popped out of the Void –
he heard every word the child said and it all added up to perfectly
rational English sentences (especially the last bit about
multidimensional nontransferrence, which he thought was inspired),
but at the same time it didn’t make any sense because it was
didn’t realize he’d spoken the query aloud until the impossible voice
continued, “oh, it’s all quite simple really. You see, Mum told me
all the Time Lords had gone, and that they were the ones who used to
keep an eye on all the different dimensions. It wasn’t that much of a
stretch to infer that they must all have had to stay in one place,
the prime universe, if you will, because if there were multiple
versions of themselves running about keeping an eye on things
separately then they would keep stepping on each other and mucking
everything up. Mustn’t cross the streams and all that. I guess that’s
why Mum keeps insisting we watch that one movie with the ghosts over and over.”
unbroken stream of words faded into silence as the child seemed to
become lost in thought for a moment, and the Doctor took the time to
try to come to terms with what had just happened. In the space of
less than twenty-four hours, he’d visited a leisure planet orbiting
an Xtonic star, had his mind invaded by a malevolent mystery entity,
discovered that Void travel was not only possible, but feasible, been
presented with the prospect of finally being reunited with Rose after
so long, and nothing, nothing, about all of it has shocked him
more than being schooled in basic M-theory by a child. A child who
spoke of the Doctor and Time Lords as facts. He couldn’t bring
himself to look at the boy, was quite incapable of motion at all, in
fact, because he’d just managed to convince himself that it all might
be true but with this encounter all that hard-won certainty was
are you okay? Sorry, there I go again, Mum’s always saying I’ve got
this gob from someone but she won’t tell me who. It does seem to have a
mind of its own though, because here I am babbling on when you might
need a doctor. So do you want me to get you one? A doctor that is. If
you need the proper Doctor you’re out of luck, I’m afraid, because I
can’t go get my… Dad?”
child put his hand on the Doctor’s shoulder and the Doctor turned his
head to look at him in the same instant. A charge, like an
electrostatic current but ten times more potent, jumped between them,
but the Doctor barely felt it. Didn’t need to feel it. Slumped on his
knees so that he was looking up into the face of this extraordinary
boy, he felt his hearts lodge themselves in his throat.
has her eyes.
single thought knocked every other one out of his head – given the
state of his mind right then, not the feat it could have been but
nevertheless impressive. He couldn’t count the number of times he’d
drowned in those honey chocolate eyes and there they were: staring
out at him from the face of a six year old boy.
was so drunk on the sight of those eyes it took him a moment to
realize that the face they were set in had the same bone structure he
saw in the mirror every day.
The word was hardly a puff of air. His gaze drifted up to discover
hair sticking out at all angles like his did when he’s been running
his hands through it, except that it was…
Apparently unperturbed, the boy rocked back on his heels slightly,
even popping the ‘p’ and leaving the Doctor to wonder absurdly if the
tick was somehow a genetic trait or if Rose had picked it up and
passed it along, because that’s the sort of thing one did when the
world has been turned upside down. “Mum said she laughed herself
sick when she saw, but I don’t remember, being so young at the time
and all. I’m not sure what exactly is so funny about recessive
alleles but apparently they’re supposed to keep me from being rude?
Or at least that’s what she says when I’m being rude. Allegedly. Most
of the time I think she’s just being sensitive.”
Doctor let out a stuttered breath which was the closest he could get
to laughter without bursting into tears. This had the potential to be
the most fantastic thing ever to have happened in his life (well, with
the exception of one or two other notable instances) and he was in
absolutely no condition to properly appreciate it.
boy next to him was practically vibrating with excitement and the
Doctor could only admire his restraint in the face of his own obvious
discomfort. Once his emotions were working properly again through the
haze currently clouding his brain, he knew he would be harbouring
quite a towering state of rage against the entity who had stolen what
should have been, not just one, but two joyous meetings. Instead, he
climbed unsteadily to his feet, trying his level best to keep it as
much together in front of the child
who could only be (he can’t believe he’s admitting
it, even to himself) his son - if the nascent bond
that had just tried to jump between them through four layers of
clothing was anything to go by.
wished fiercely that he could give the boy the attention he deserved,
all the more so since he had apparently missed quite a large portion
of his childhood (and oh, how his hearts ached at that thought,) but
his miniature double didn’t seem disappointed. On the contrary, he
was grinning up at the Doctor as though he personally had hung the
sun and stars. The hearts that had been squeezed to nothing in his
chest did awkward flip flops. He put his hand on the boy’s shoulder
instead, feeling again the jolt of the bond that tried to connect even so far from their telepathic centers, and looked seriously into
the eyes that he so adored.
know… who I am, then?” he asked, unsure of how to broach such a
massively emotional topic.
I do! Mum knew you’d come back someday, wanted me to know everything
about you so I’d be ready when you did – or if we figured a way
back first. Not one to sit around and do nothing, Mum.”
Doctor felt a small, but genuine smile cross his face for the first
time in a very long time. “No, certainly not,” he agreed.
mean, obviously, she was counting on being the first one to see you
so she could explain… well, us,” his son said, scratching
the back of his head absently, the Doctor watching his every movement
in rapt fascination. “I’m making a mess of things, I know I am, but
you’re not mad, are you? At Mum? For not telling you?” Somehow, the
chipper, talkative genius he’d just been interacting with had
vanished, leaving a boy looking very young and uncertain indeed.
Doctor had pulled him into his arms before he was consciously aware
of the action. “No. Nonononononono,” he breathed, over and over
into his son’s (ginger) hair. “Never. Not ever. You are
brilliant and perfect and so is your mother, and I could never be mad
at either of you. Not really.” A thrill ran through him as he said
the words your mother knowing they applied to his own son. His
the child asked, pulling away the slightest fraction necessary to
look up at him, an uncertain, heartsbreakingly hopeful smile on his
face, a universe of questions contained within the three-letter word.
The Doctor’s own hearts attempted to occupy too little and too much
space simultaneously, convulsing in a desperate emotion he’d never
felt in all his 900 years.
he replied, pulling his son tighter, answering at least some of them.
“Yeah. I’m your dad.” It was one of the hardest sentences he’d
ever had to say, his voice faltering halfway through. What right did
he have to claim anything of the sort, having only just dropped into
his life? But the child let out a happy sob, the sound of which
embedded itself into the Doctor’s chest, and clutched himself closer
to his waist. Both of them were trembling as they embraced in the
quiet street. The child’s hands kept clenching and unclenching in the
folds of his suit jacket, under his overcoat. They stayed that way
for a long time, the Doctor inhaling the scent of young boy that was somehow still unique to his son, all honey and bruised grass and wind and sunlight, until he felt like it was safe to
relinquish, just a little, the death grip he’d been keeping on his
sanity. It served to throw into sharp relief, however, just how
tenuous that control really was, and he knew he needed to make it to
Rose before he completely broke down. He bit back a curse. It wasn’t
fair to the child to leave him like this, but neither was it fair to
keep him on the hook for his emotional wellbeing.
your name?” the Doctor asked, all the while railing at the universe
for making it necessary for him to have to ask this question of his
Uhm…” A slightly muffled cough came from the vicinity of his
navel and the boy pulled back to look up into his face. “I’m called
The name of his son. He savoured it in his mouth, tasting out the
sounds. “It’s, oh, so very nice to finally meet you, Connor.” He
could feel tears starting in his eyes, and might have lost the battle
with them were it not for the sight of the same in his son’s eyes.
Despite his trauma, it was somehow the easiest thing in the world to
be strong for both of them. Connor’s mouth tipped up in a
too, Dad. You too.”
Doctor’s hearts stuttered in his chest, and he bent to his son’s
eye level. “Is it all right if I ask where your mum is right now,
time his son’s grin was decidedly cheeky as he gave his father one
final squeeze and let go, shoving his hands in his pockets and
rocking back on his heels. “I’m impressed, Dad. It took you a whole
fifteen minutes to ask about Mum. Were you shooting for some sort of record?”
Doctor’s hands found his own pockets, his posture mirroring his son’s
as he studied him. “I’m always impressive, me. Also, never
predictable if I can help it. More fun that way.”
sucked in a breath through his teeth, his tongue poking between them
slightly. “Dad, that was where you were supposed to say that I’m
just that brilliant and engrossing.”
Doctor winced playfully, but his eyes were serious as he caught his
son’s gaze. “Is that so? I guess I’m just rusty at this whole
fatherhood thing.” And if that isn’t the understatement of the
millennium… “You’ll have to be a bit patient with your old
nodded solemnly, wrapping his arms around his father again, an
embrace which the Doctor returned wholeheartedly. “'Course, Dad.
Always.” When he pulled back, he had a box in his hand, which he
then offered to the Doctor.
this?” he asked curiously.
for Mum,” Connor replied. “It’s why I’m not with her right now.
Apple tea. I bring her some every year, on the anniversary of…
Doctor looked about himself, taking in the early spring scent of the
air. “Do you mean to tell me it’s the fourth of March today?”
it in one, Dad. Mum said you were good.” The Doctor winked at him,
and then sobered. Apple tea. Every year, the scent of apples, and
Rose, alone with her memories the same way he’d been, without her. No more. He
let out a long breath, holding out his free hand towards his son.
then, Connor Tyler, let’s not keep your mum waiting!”
i am starting to think this episode is series 10′s first real dud episode and i’m having such an unusually strong reaction to it because i honestly didn’t see it coming, i honestly thought this was gonna be a great episode, i can usually see beforehand what an episode is gonna be like and adjust my expectations accordingly, but this is one of those rare cases that i’m truly disappointed in an episode
Thorn is a tar scaled dragonborn. He was born into nobility with a family proclaiming to be of the lineage of a feared black dragon, a vicious and infamous one. He was brought up studying magic and left to study the art of necromancy with local nezumi as a kind of exchange study.
The concept of lichdom intrigued Thorn, so much so he focused his entire study towards it and searches for ancient secrets of becoming a lich. Those who double cross him or disappoint him are treated harshly, and often raised as his servants.
Thorn practices necromancy and keeps his undead as servants. Always four at a time, he keeps them well dressed wearing golden masks and perfumed to mask the smell. He often strides into town undead servants in tow without any semblance of fear, cocky enough that no one would notice and he can silence anyone who might notice.
His study has caused him to delve into demonology, studying the demon prince of undeath Orcus. He keeps a small pin of it on his chest but openly boasts about how devout he is to Pelor, god of the sun.
I saw scottlava paint a brilliant picture for Psychonauts’ anniversary and I had so many Psychonauts feels. I had also failed to recognise that he’s the art director of the game and I screamed internally. after following him for so long oTL
so i decided to draw Edgar of Black Velvetopia :u one of my favourite characters from the game.. (my all time favourite, I plan to draw soon 8))
Black Velvetopia is my all time favourite level though.. the colours on black is my ultimate favourite combo *__* hnng
I could never and will never read fanfiction. The idea of reading it is just, ugh to me. Fanfic just seems like it will say/show all of the great things that could’ve happened for my ship but none of those things happened. For example, I love Swanqueen but SQ fanfic have them together while canon and the show itself doesn’t. I’m not a big fan of thinking about what could’ve been, it just doubles down on the disappointment. I gotta give props to people who do read fanfic, you guys are much stronger than I.
Really though… while the majority of the magi community is very calm and welcoming, there are still so many people who do not respect artists. It’s the only thing that really, deeply disappoints me about this fandom. It also double disappoints me that I have privately tried to ask people to not do this to, most of the time, be ignored or get a reply and not have their promise followed through.
STOP REPOSTING ART WITHOUT A SOURCE OR PERMISSION!!!
That second part is also just as important!!!!!!
Having content on your blog or a few notes is not more important than giving artists the proper crediting and respect that they deserve for spending their own time to bring us beautiful creations.
I’m not defending Kanye’s lyrics or weird ass video but it’s just weird Taylor completely does a 180 from that respectful back and forth discussion just over the user of “bitch” in a hip-hop song, a genre she claims to love so much, and in a song she and Kanye talked about how nobody is going to take it seriously anyway as it’s not meant to be. She is happy and publicly sings along to songs like Backseat Freestyle and Jumpman in TV spots and Instagram and yet those and manyany other hiphop songs uses the word nonchalantly. Now all of a sudden she’s offended by it because she finds herself in that place, in a much less serious use too? It just does sound like she flipped script when she saw others upset about the song. I just wish she was genuine about her feelings from the get go and not doubling down on this.