everyone should read because of reasons

so i’m watching 13 Reasons Why and so far it’s been pretty good (i don’t like it that they’ve made clay and hannah know each other much better than in the book like it was a POINT in the book that clay was too afraid to talk to her etc) but i’m so mad they cut that part where hannah rants about bryce grabbing her ass because it’s just so good and here it is in all its glory bc everyone should read it tbh

Okay, let’s dissect what just happened. I thought about it the entire walk home from Blue Spot, which is probably why I don’t remember which candy bar I bought that day.

First his words – then his actions.

Statement number one: “I’m only playing, Hannah.”

Translation: Your ass is my play-toy. You might think you have final say over what happens to your ass, but you don’t. At least, not as long as “I’m only playing.”

Statement number two: “Just relax.”

Translation: Come on, Hannah, all I did was touch you with no indication that you wanted me to touch you. If it’ll make you feel better, go ahead, you can touch me wherever you’d like.

Now let’s talk about his actions, shall we?

Action number one: Grabbing my ass.

Interpretation: Let me back up and say that this guy had never grabbed my ass before. So why now? My pants weren’t anything special. They weren’t overly tight. Sure, they were slung a little low and he probably got a hip shot, but he didn’t grab my hips. He grabbed my ass.

Alex, am I saying your list gave him permission to grab my ass? No. I’m saying it gave him an excuse. And an excuse was all this guy needed.

Action number two: He grabbed my wrist then put his hand on my shoulder.

You know, I’m not even going to interpret this. I’m just going to tell you why it pissed me off. I’ve had my butt grabbed before – no big deal – but this time it was grabbed because someone else wrote my name on a list. And when this guy saw me upset, did he apologize? No. Instead, he got aggressive. Then, in the most condescending way, he told me to relax. Then he put his hand on my shoulder, as if by touching me he’d somehow comfort me.

Here’s a tip. If you touch a girl, even as a joke, and she pushes you off, leave… her… alone. Don’t touch her. Anywhere! Just stop. Your touch does nothing but sicken her.

Romance Manga

Here are some fabulous shojo romance choices to keep you warm and cuddly! Enjoy! (No particular order)

Haru No Ride

Reason to read: The struggles the characters face are real. Futaba struggles with her identity, and Kou with his family and self-worth. We get to see these two characters fall in love and get many satisfying romantic moments! 


Wolf Girl and Black Prince 

Reason to read: At first, I wasn’t a fan of this one, but I am glad I gave it a second chance because this manga is freaking fantastic. The dynamic between the two has a rocky start but romance and reciprocated feelings soon ensure. Another great thing is that this manga actually mentions (and may in the future show) sex, unlike many shojo that tend to pretend that it does not exist. 


Ouran High School Host Club 

Reason to read: If you haven’t seen the fabulous anime, then go watch it and come back and read it. Your welcome. If you have seen it, then we all know what that final scene was missing. Do not fret! For this manga continues the antics and the romance! Everything from the characters to the plot are perfect in this manga and I can say with complete confidence that this manga has the most satisfying, heart-warming ending of any manga I have ever read. 


Nodame Cantabile 

Reason to read: I do not play an instrument and have never listened to classical music, but this manga gave me a profound appreciation for that world. Nodame is by far the most unique and interesting heroine I have come across in manga, and her relationship with Chiaki is great because the love takes a while to blossom, but that makes it a lot sweeter. There is a 3 season long anime series that I watched and enjoyed and I actually do believe that watching it might be a better option because this show does involve music, but the manga has a lot of spicy details that are fun to come back to after watching! 


Hibi Chouchou 

Reason to read: This manga is not everyone’s cup of tea, but those who like it LOVE it! The reason this manga polarizes people is because both protagonists are extremely quiet and shy, so we get a lot of glimpses into their thoughts and wishes, but not a lot of actual dialogue. The reason everyone should give it a try is because it really is an accurate depiction of the struggles of shy love and is really well drawn and cute.  


Kamisama Hajimemashita 

Reason to read: Nanami proves that a cute face and dainty demeanor does not define her level of strength. Tomoe and her relationship grow so naturally and the special circumstances they are in makes the reader really want to root for them. 


Horimiya 

Reason to read: Hori and Miyamura show each other sides of themselves that no one knows and they become essential parts of each others lives. They are so freaking cute together!


Your Lie in April 

Reason to read: First of all, I REALLY recommend watching the anime first. Our protagonists are musicians so if you actually want to hear their music, the anime is the best option. I would recommend reading the manga after watching the anime if you want to relive the pain good feelings. The strange thing about this show/manga is that technically, it is categorized as a “shonen” which automatically makes me think of lots of boobs and butts, but this show is an innocent and lovely choice for any reader! WARNING: sadness inside. 


Kaichou wa Maid Sama! 

Reason to read: Misaki is one of the most kick-ass girl characters. She juggles being the student council president with great grades and a job at a maid cafe all while her home life crumbles. Usui and Misaki are one of my favorite manga couples because they truly deserve each other! 


Akagami no Shirayukihime 

Reason to read: Shirayuki may look like a weakling, but she is actually mentally strong and incredibly brave. I have not read too much of this manga yet, but so far I like what I see, and since I always spoil stuff for myself, I know for a fact that love is around the river bend! 


Cherry Boy, That Girl 

Reason to Read: First of all, this is a Korean manhwa, not a manga, so you read it left to right. This freaking work of art…I love this manhwa. It has it all, twists, turns, love, deceit, tricks, and treats galore, all wrapped up in fully colored chapters!


Last Game

Reason to read: OMGGGGG. It all started when Kujou knocked Yanagi off of his high-horse by beating him in almost everything: school, sports, and the like. Yanagai was one of those boys who has talent, but mostly gets what he wants because he is rich. Then Kujou comes out of nowhere and with her ordinary, plain-jane looks steals his pride without really trying at all. From that moment, Yanagi has followed Kujou to high school and now college to try to win the Last Game. Yanagi is the true gem of this manga because unlike in many shojo romances, it is actually told from the boy’s perspective and the boy falls in love first. 


Special A

Reason to read: This is literally the epitome of the classic “competition –> love” scenario…and I love it. The charm of this manga is all of the different love stories that blossom between all of the other characters. There is a good anime for this show, but the manga is a tad better.    

Regarding recent abuse of Youtube’s translation/caption functions on utaite videos

I’m writing this post because recently Soraru and Mafumafu have both opened up user-submitted translations on their official Youtube channels, and already there’s been multiple instances of people submitting very inaccurate content, some of which seems to be done intentionally. Over the last few days alone I’ve seen the following incidents:
1. My translated title was changed to display a shipping joke on a Soramafu video. It was absolutely not an accurate translation in any way, but it still temporarily displayed that as the English title on Soraru’s official channel.
2. Two separate video descriptions were changed and published to add “cute” lines that were not in the original description at all.
3. Very inaccurate captions were being published on separate videos.

I don’t like making posts like this, but I need help from the fandom to police this stuff.
Utaite are nice enough to start opening up their channels to allow user-submitted captions and title/description translations for us international fans, and it’s our job to use those functions responsibly. It’s not an exaggeration to say that thousands of English-speaking fans will see the translations on their official channels and assume that they’re accurate. When you put content on those channels, it’s your responsibility to be be sure that you’re reflecting the original uploader’s words correctly. There’s an easy rule to follow here: Don’t touch the translation functions unless you speak Japanese! If you catch a typo, or a mistimed caption, or if your Japanese is good enough to spot errors in the translation, then by all means go for it, but those are the only reasons you should be touching someone else’s submitted translation. And if your Japanese isn’t very good, you probably shouldn’t be submitting things at all unless you’re getting help. Everyone makes mistakes, and I’m certainly not saying you can’t have mistakes here and there (especially in captions), but overall the translation should have a consistent level of general accuracy.

I shouldn’t have to say this, but I will: Slipping in jokes/memes into a Youtube translation just because you think they’re funny is not ok. So please don’t do that. If you can’t read/understand the original words then you should not be putting new content into a translation.

The worst case scenario here is that the abuse of this system continues and utaite decide to close community contributions to their channels, or others decide never to open them at all as a result. It would be terrible to lose that helpful function for the entire international fandom just because a few people on the English-speaking side can’t be responsible with it.

I’m really sorry if this comes off as preachy or anything, but I’m just kind of at a loss for what to do here since it keeps happening ;; Thank you to everyone who has been helpful in getting these issues fixed. If you see something suspicious, pleeeease contact me right away and I will try to help get it changed ASAP if it’s incorrect. To everyone who has helped me with this, and also to the vast majority of people who are just enjoying Youtube videos without causing any problems, keep being awesome! <3

My only statement about Lauren Zuke

I’ll be honest, I don’t care about the backlash this might get because this Fandom has already gone to hell because of the toxic people who call themselves “fans”.

Do fans bully and harass others because they don’t share the same opinion? No.
Do fans call people names and threaten others or wish them to be dead? No.
Why am I bringing this up? Because people apparently need a guide on how to be decent.

And another thing: you don’t treat the people who are making this show for you like crap. It’s one thing to give constructive criticism. It’s another to be a total asshat about it.

That being said, the way people treat Crewniverse and Zuke is completely out of line, but I will say this:

Lauren Zukes was not completely in the right.

Before you send me hate and death threats because your ship didn’t happen, please take a moment to read the whole post and know that:
1) Sugar doesn’t OWE you your ship
2) If a ship is the only reason you’re watching a show, you should find something else because it’s toxic fans like that who ruin it for those who are watching for plot and character development.

I understand the good intention behind what Zuke was doing by wanting incorporate a healthy, gay relationship. I agree with it, but it wasn’t executed well. And, that clearly isn’t the direction that everyone wanted to go.

When it comes to animation, or entertainment in general, you are working with a team. Period. If the majority doesn’t want to go that way and you don’t agree, then speak up and see if you can come to a compromise. However, if the person in charge says no and wants to go elsewhere, it’s okay. It’s going to be okay. I know that sounds like I don’t understand where Zuke is coming from, but I do. The sun will still rise. The children will still laugh. People will still love.

I won’t lie. I liked Zuke’s work. They’ve made some really good episodes in the past, but when it came to some of the more barn centered episodes… I don’t know. I kind of liked them? But I felt like the relationship between Lapis and Peri were… forced. Stop right there. I didn’t say I disliked Lapidot. I do ship it, but honestly? It’s not something that needs to happen right this second. With everything that’s happening between the CGs and HW and there’s still a ton of questions about characters’ pasts, where was a ship (any ship) supposed to fit in? Just awkwardly shove one in a Beach City episode out of no where? (Sadie and Lars are different because it contributes to Lars’ character arc which was important to our recent plot development) I’m sorry, but that’s poor writing.

Lapis doesn’t need a relationship right now. Think about what she’s gone through: go to earth, get poofed, shoved in a mirror, crack, abandoned for millenia, be freed and argue with the CGs, take the ocean, almost drown 2 kids, break a leg, get captured and manhandled, crash land, abusive fusion, finally freed only to be seeked out by J-dawg, now she’s stuck in new and unfamiliar setting where she doesn’t know anyone and can’t go back home. I don’t think she needs a relationship on top of the confusion, homesickness, guilt, and depression. She needs stability. She needs a source of positivity. She needs a friend. Oh, hey, Peri comes in! That’s what she needed. A friend. She rejects it, at first, but by the end of that episode, they at least tolerate each other enough to become roommates.

Then (let’s say about a month or 2 in SU, not confirmed, but oh well), and they’re suddenly besties? Maybe it’s just me, but if I were Lapis: yes, I’d stay close to Peri, but I’d also keep her at a bit of distance considering the paragraph above. That, and it takes quite a bit of time to forge such a close a bond… they did it in a fraction of the time. You can argue “offscreen time together”, but that doesn’t justify it and you shouldn’t rely so heavily on it. This is like how, before the cluster, Amethyst and Peri were super close, shit happened, but by the end, they were still good friends. In the next episode, they’re kind of like regular distance friends. What happened offscreen between then? Relationships that took a wrong have been written well in this show. Excellent examples: Garnet and Pearl, that took about 3 episodes with time passing in their world to get the two to be friends and the process was shown onscreen. So, why was it done so poorly here?

What I’m saying is, the whole Lapidot thing, while it was a good idea was poorly written and too forced. It felt unatural and uncomfortable. There were some good things about it like Lapis slowly getting better and slowly becoming happier because that’s what she needed. Not a relationship. Honestly, because of how underdeveloped and broken (not sure if that’s the word I wanted) Lapis is, I wouldn’t be surprised if Lapidot doesn’t become canon at all. That’s not what she needs in her current state. I’m speaking from experience.

And before you say that there is no gay representation, take a step back and look at our lovely square mom, Garnet. Someone raise their hand and tell me what she is? Case closed. And no, I’m not saying that there only needs to be one healthy gay couple, I’m saying that given the circumstances and where the plot is going (which, if you didn’t know, is not in a romantic route), Ruby and Sapphie are enough.

I’m sorry and sad that Zuke is leaving the Crewniverse. I’m sorry that they felt alienated and attacked, and maybe excluded, or shut down by the group, but teams are supposed to work together and work through things like this. I appreciated most of their work, but this whole things between Lapis and Peri made me enjoy the two a lot less because it wasn’t well written and relied too heavily on offscreen development. I support Lapidot, but not poor development and writting.

But please, no more name calling. No more death threats. No more toxicity. Let’s just enjoy the show for what it is.

A CONCEPT.

okay everyone settle in and listen to how QUEENIE JUST FUCKING REKT NEWT.

People ALOT OF PEOPLE like to label Queenie as the “dumb blonde sister” when in actuality she’s brilliant and not just because she can read minds. She is seen sewing her dress, but also has fashion/ sewing magazines all over the house and on her desk at work. Shown by her gorgeous dress she’s FUCKING GOOD AT IT. She’s also great at pastries which Jacob I’m-opening-a-bakery-I-love-pastries notes. She has sewing supplies on her desk too. She was based a little bit on Marilyn Monroe who people labelled as a dumb blonde but who was FUCKING EDUCATED CLEVER AS HELL (good job JK you slay queen slay).

So back to this scene. Newt is trying to sneak out and has just put his hand on the door. Queenie can read minds and she obviously knows he’s about to sneak out but she knows her sister is going to help him find his beasts and he NEEDS that help. JK Rowling wrote in the script that when Tina sees that Newt is trying to sneak out she’s disappointed in him. BACK TO QUEENIE: so rather than just yell “everyone this plant dork is trying to leave” she subtly reads that he’s going to and asks this seemingly innocent question that draws everyone attention to him. She’s so considerate in this aspect even though she’s ratting him out to Tina. She doesn’t want him to look bad because he’s trying to leave. She knows that he’s not a bad person he wants to leave for noble reasons, but he should take into consideration that he doesn’t need to do everything alone. Also it’s a nice question to begin with because she’s actually taking into consideration what pastry he likes. When I first saw this in the trailer I thought “oh she’s being really nice and asking him” WHEN REALLY, GUESS WHAT, SHE’S BEING CLEVER AS FUCK. Queenie demonstrates this quality all the time in the film, like when she says “ladies things” to get out of revealing Newt’s briefcase or uses her feminine charm to distract her boss. She’s super intelligent to be able to do wandless magic, complicated wandless magic and is powerful enough to feel it rooms/levels away from her sister when Tina gets sentenced to death. 

In short she’s savage as hell. 

anonymous asked:

Hi, Do you have any ereri\rireni fic suggestions? or a link to any?

Hello anon! I definitely can recommend you some! Sorry this took a while, I was very busy yesterday.

I went to check the bookmarks on my other browser (I really have to update my new AO3 account already and add all my favorite fics to bookmarks in there, but I always forget to do it, I’m such a mess ;_;) and I’m listing some for you.

You didn’t specify any genre or preferences so there’s a bit of everything in here. All of these are personal favorites of mine, and are very special for me for different reasons, so I hope you like them!


Don’t Speak Against the Sun, by appleapple.
If I had to choose a favorite fic from this author, I probably wouldn’t be able to. Everything they write is spectacular. I’ve always had a preference for canonverse fics, so when I first found their works, it was like christmas came early for me. Still, I’m choosing this story, because it made my chest hurt in all the best ways, and everyone who likes canonverse should read it at least once, you will love it.

Fireside, by twisting_vine_x. [ @twisting-vine-x ]
I always loved this author’s writing style, because it’s the kind that gets you squealing, jumping, covering your face with your hands and making silly sounds at every minimal interaction, and builds anticipation masterfully to the point that gets you trembling with them just as much as holding hands. It has such an effect on me, it’s so embarrassing lol. Fireside is one of my favorites, I love the fact that these two just can’t help falling in love with each other no matter the circumstances, even if they just met and are stuck together in a house in the middle of a snow storm.

A Learned Misbehavior, by sciencefictioness. [ @sciencefictioness ]
One of the best takes at a student/teacher relationship I have ever read. Student/teacher usually isn’t one of my favorite things to read about, I find there’s always something all these kind of stories lack for me, so I don’t really read that many.  But then I found this story and it was like FINALLY, this is exactly what I was looking for all this time. It doesn’t ignore all the complications a relationship like this would have, the struggle in the mind of someone who suddenly feels a strong attraction for someone he shouldn’t, the consequences of acting on their desires. It touches every single thing realistically and that just makes this story even more beautiful, their love more intense, their connection stronger, their commitment even more meaningful. It’s one of my top favorites and I strongly recommend you to read it!

Eight Times the Fun, by ryuusea. [ @ryuusea ]
So, how do you feel about tentacles anon? (´ヮ`) This is definitely one of the best smut fics on this fandom, a must read. It’s very original, hot, and funny (especially the end, oh my god). I do not want to say much more because I don’t want to spoil anything, but trust me, you need to read this asap because it’s amazing!

Leave Your Lover, by SailorHeichou. [ @sailorheichou ]
The way this author uses music, descriptions, and pictures to tell their stories is fantastic. It allows you to get fully immersed in their world, and visualize every single detail, and I love that so much. (I even have a playlist collecting all the songs from their fics and I go back to listen to it sometimes lol). All of their fics are really good but this one has a very special place in my heart. You will daydream about Eren singing for weeks after reading this, trust me!

Lips like Sugar, by TheSpazzBot. [ @fuzzyporcupine ]
I honestly could fill another whole list of faves just with fics from this author (I just can’t help it, I love bottom Levi too much), but I’m choosing this one because it gives me everything I’ve ever wanted, it seriously has every single one of my favorite things I would want to see on a story and combines them together to form my dream fic. Older, rich, and caring sugar daddy Eren, taking care of a younger, inexperienced and adorable Levi, who has a heart of gold, and makes sure that even stray cats get to eat even if he barely can feed himself. And on top of that it’s also so well written, it’s just perfect, I just adore this fic.

Inanimatum Quoddam Sidus, by Miku.
This fic is the one that will make you cry hysterically. It has a major character death warning, but please, trust me and don’t let that discourage you from reading it. I usually avoid sad fics, because I get very emotional very fast. But I gave this story a chance and I am so glad I did. It will break your heart but it will do it so beautifully that you will be fine with it, believe me!

Flight (When None Pursueth), by mongoose_bite. [ @mongoose-bite ]
When days and even weeks since you have read a story have passed, and you still find yourself thinking about it almost everyday, you know it was really good. This happened to me with this story. I read it in one sitting (to be honest I could not stop once I had already started) and I was obsessed with it for weeks. This story touches so many things I wanted to see on a reincarnation fic, especially the repercussions that remembering another life, full of painful memories, could have and how that would affect someone trying to live their new life while dealing with all that.

Fever, by noero. [ @lancefanclub ]
From all the amazing works this author has, I’ve come to dig up the oldest! But I really can’t help it, because I love it a lot and it’s one of my favorites. I have terrible memory, and I’ve read lots of smutty one shots, and I’ve forgotten most of them, but this one caused an impression on me and it comes back to my mind often. What can I say, It’s just really fucking hot. The continuation made it even better so don’t forget checking out that one too!

Eight Months, by elliewritesthings. [ @crying-abt-fictional-people ]
Of course I could not finish this list without mentioning Ellie ♡. Eight Months is such a sweet and heartwarming story. The cutest, most adorable Eren, doing his best to please Levi, loving him so much with such a pure heart. The most gentle Levi, trying to do what’s best for Eren, but wanting him so much at the same time, taking care of him, loving him back with equal intensity. If I ever have a bad day, reading anything by this author always makes me feel better. Her stories are filled with love and happiness, and it definitely reaches you. Please give it a chance I promise you won’t regret it.


Honestly this is only a small part of so many good stories and writers we have on the fandom, we are really lucky we have so much talented people that give us so much. I had to leave many out of this list but the post is already super long and I wanted to keep it at only 10 recs or so. I’ve also added their tumblr urls on the post in case you want to follow them here (except appleapple’s and Miku’s, I don’t know their url or if they have an account here, sorry about that u.u).

Anyways, I hope you enjoy these, anon! Also, with this you gave me an excuse to go back and reread most of these fics again, so thank you for that ♡ .

anonymous asked:

okay so we've all heard about the minyard-josten rivalry but what about a kandreil rivalry?? maybe it takes place after they go pro, and some of the exy fandom has ship wars about andreil vs neil x kevin vs kevin x andrew, even though everyone thinks they high key hate each other. imagine the fandom's + media's surprise when it eventually comes out that they're actually all dating each other and live together with two cats (how domestic)??

ok honestly,, two of my favourite things in aftg fandom are kandreil and the rivalry,,,,,, thank you sO MUCH FOR THIS (and I have to link this, because it’s is the only other kandreil rivalry post I’ve seen and it’s wonderful, so if you want more <3)

also this is gonna be super long. i got carried away. just a warning.

  • ok so despite the high profile nature of neil’s first year and just… kevin in general…
  • no one really knows much about the relationships between the foxes because honestly collegiate exy isn’t that closely followed
  • people know kevin endorsed neil initially, and they can find out that andrew and kevin spent a lot of time together but that’s pretty much it
  • it’s not until they’re all on pro teams that anyone starts noticing or speculating

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Hi- I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but it seems like most if not all Norse pagans on tumblr feel as though they have a personal connection to the gods, or at least one of the gods. I've seen it said elsewhere that the Norse gods don't really interact much with humanity, and that we should focus on our ancestors and the landvættir first, since asking the gods for help with small things would be like calling the president when you have a flat tire. What's going on here?

I feel like this needs a bit of historical context in order to understand. So, when the Heathen revival became a thing in North America, people didn’t really know where to start, and some folks were looking at what was available and were like “I don’t like all this German nationalism” since a lot of people at the time were coming from Wicca, there’s a bit of a Wiccan influence in some of those early rituals (there’s a reason the Hammer Rite looks so similar to a circle casting). Let’s call these people “revivalists“.

You can still find references to the Hammer Rite today, but over the last couple decades people start being like “So let’s actually look at what the lore says” and they start getting really into the studying and they’re like “You know, I don’t see many instances of regular people dealing with the deities” and they look at the major Heathen organizations and they’re like “Yeah I don’t know what the fuck they’re doing.” They’re more interested in cultivating what they see as a Heathen mindset, and acting accordingly. Let’s call them “reconstructionists”.

I should back up for a moment and explain that Heathenry in North America tends to be more conservative than Heathenry in Europe, and definitely more conservative than (Neo-)Wicca in North America. This is important, I just need to get it out before I forget.

So there are these two camps, the more revivalist Heathens and Asatruar (I personally would see the Troth as more of a revivalist organization) and the more reconstructionist groups that tend to be more to the right politically. For the record, I identify more as a revivalist, but I think certain people would consider me a bit more recon, I don’t like the recon label for reasons. BTW this is really oversimplified.

Now, what I’ve noticed over the past twenty years is this trend in Heathenry towards “hardcore” reconstructionism. By which I mean the kind of school of thought that says “everyone should do Heathenry like I do or they are Not! Heathen!” There are also a ton of white dycishet dudes who are attracted to Heathenry because they see it as a manly religion for warriors. These people have very particular ways of reading the lore and have formed communities based around reading the lore in that particular way. The problem is not with reconstruction in and of itself, but in the way they aggressively assert that their interpretation is correct (and use that interpretation as a way to exclude people from Heathenry) even when it’s flatly contradicted by the lore and the historical record. For instance, the way innangard is used by many Heathen groups is bullshit and Heathens did absolutely kneel before their deities.

Now, tumblr Heathenry is its own thing. Tumblr has a reputation for being more left-wing and more, I don’t want to say diverse, but it’s managed to attract a bunch of communities that might not have as much of a voice on other platforms. Basically, tumblr manages to attract people who are not white dycishet dudes, who may be, say, disabled, and not able to find a Heathen religious community that they like.

I also feel like the tumblr Pagan and occult communities in general are more open to devotional or more mystical expressions of religion, whereas many “mainstream” Heathen groups see things like magic as “gravy” (with ancestor worship as the meat) at best and “woo bullshit” at worst. Many Heathens, especially of the hardcore recon variety, also emphasize the need for a community (some even saying that you *need* a community in order to be a true Heathen) whereas tumblr tends to attract the sort of people who are like “I’m disabled and I can’t find a community to fit my needs.”

Sorry for rambling on about politics and such but I feel like it’s necessary to understand the apparent contradictions in Heathen thought. Put simply, more politically conservative Heathenries tend to be awful, awful, at accommodating people who aren’t white, cis, straight, dyadic, men, and the people who feel most excluded by these versions of Heathenry tend to find tumblr Heathenry to be more receptive to their needs. So basically what you’re seeing are two ways of being Heathen, one that emphasizes ancestor worship and interacting with the local spirits over the deities (which is something Heathens absolutely did) and one focused more on personal devotion to one or more deities. 

Which one is correct? Well since you’re asking me, there’s evidence for both having relationships with deities and not bothering the deities, and I think asserting that deities only have time for powerful people contradicts what we know of the deities. Like, why call Thor “god of the common people” if he doesn’t actually give a fuck about the common people? But honestly, if it works for you, do what works for you. Heathenry isn’t a single tradition, it’s a family of loosely connected traditions, and there were things that were important to someone during the Viking Age that aren’t that important to modern Heathens.

And I just finished. And I’m still crying.

This whole storyline is heartbreakingly believable. Everytime something like this happens irl, it’s one more time than is acceptable.

It’s incredibly well acted, and very well put together. And does it not shy away from real and extremely upsetting scenes. I’ve cried a few times in earlier episodes but the final one literally had me gasping for breath because I was sobbing so hard at certain scenes.

I would say that everyone should watch this show or read the book but I also don’t think everybody is ready to.

If you are going to watch this then take the warnings posted at the start of the episodes seriously because they are very serious.

It’s seem weird to say that I enjoyed this show because it almost feels like I shouldn’t have.

I guess I’ll say I enjoyed the emotional roller coaster.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for writers who want to write sim stories but don't know how to get them posted in order?

Hi Nonny! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t 100% sure what this question was asking, but I don’t like to give advice that isn’t at least somewhat well-thought out. So here are my tips for starting out and how to format/order your posts (or something like that.)

Jade’s Super Awesome Tips For Getting Your Simblr Story/Legacy Off the Ground i.e. Potentially Helpful Formatting Tips For New Simblr Writers

First of all: If you want to do a sims story, DO IT. They’re great creative outlets, and someone will want to read it! And remember, it is your blog, so do whatever you want, and don’t feel pressured to have to make things a certain way. But, if you want to be organized, these are some guidelines: 

1. Identify your posts in some way. Doesn’t matter how. Some simblr writers use episode, some use chapters, some use a mixture of both (i.e. Chapters for longer portions, like an entire arc, and episodes for each individual scene. Example: Chapter 1: Episode 1, Chapter 1: Episode 2… etc.). This is helpful in letting regular readers know if they’ve missed a post, and follow along linearly. It’s just helpful all around.

2. Linkage. My dudes, this is so important, which is why I made a previous post about it. A lot of simblr writers are already doing previous/next links on their posts, and that’s GREAT. Everyone should definitely be doing this. Personally, I really think the movement should expand to include “beginning” links. On my own posts I have all three, a link to to the start of that particular story, the previous post in the sequence, and I update all posts to include the “next” link once I have it posted. Tumblr’s post formatting makes this SO easy, there’s no real reason not to do it, because it’s super helpful to readers, and trust me, people want to read from the beginning. Maybe not everyone, but you also don’t want to turn people away because they couldn’t find the start of your cool story. So, I repeat, all stories should have this format: Beginning/ Previous / Next links on each post. I’m beating a dead horse here, but it’s so nice, as a reader, just to be able to flip through someone’s story via easy linking, because I don’t have to break my immersion of the story by tabbing out or looking around, or scrolling through your posts to find the next one in line.

  • Helpful side note: If you’re the type of writer who posts things out of chronological order, using these links would still be a good idea, because you can go back and edit them at any time, and you can link to any post on your tumblr, so if you post something later down the line that you think should have happened at an earlier time in the story, you can just rearrange your links to reflect your correct chronological timeline.  
  • Here is my tutorial on how to link your story posts with beginning/next/previous links!

3. Tag correctly. Some simblr writers have more intensive tagging systems than I do, so I won’t speak too much about this, because as a reader, I don’t really use tags to navigate new stories I read. But it is still important to tag all posts in a story the same, so either with the title or legacy name, and then you can tag individual chapters or episodes if you want to. Also be sure to tag if you’re doing a story, or a legacy, or whatever type of story. I use #ts4 story #sims story #ts4 storytelling, there’s a whole other slew of legacy tags which I don’t use, cuz obviously I am not a legacy simblr.

4. Have a table of contents or story page of some sort, especially if you’re doing multiple stories/legacies at once, but even if you’re not, it will help people who are lurking around your profile navigate through your story. If you’d like an example of how to format them, here is my story page and here are my table of contents pages.  As I am not the be all and end all for formatting, I think another great example is @beverlyallitsims index page (she made it SO easy to catch up on her MLSC story and now I’m just another Randy fangirl. I’m a living testament to this process working wonders!). 

5. Billboard advertising. Okay, now this one is totally optional, but if you are doing a legacy or story, it’s a really nice little touch to have a banner or some tell, even if it’s just a small one (you don’t need to be some Photoshop wizard), to let people know that this is an ongoing thing you’re doing, not just a random collection of photos (those are cool too!), but some people go looking specifically for stories and/or legacies to read, so having a banner or something with your story title or legacy name (generation number) is a good idea, too. 

Bottom Line: Make your stuff accessible! Unless, of course, you don’t actually want people to read it lol, which is totally fine, too. Some people like to use their blogs as a personal outlet, and don’t need to be noticed. But there’s nothing wrong with trying to be visible, and if you do have a small pool of readers, be generous and help them along. Total strangers want to read your work, put in a little extra time to make sure their stay is a pleasant one. You know, before you rip out their hearts with your edgy theatrical sim-drama. 

Again, idk if this answers your question, Nonny. But I do want to help! If anyone has any questions or is looking for advice, feel free to message me, either privately, or on Nonny, I don’t mind. My inbox is always open. 

Utaite Quotes


a montage from twitter, namahousous, interviews and whatnot

Amatsuki : “I like how Soraru reads his lines so mindlessly.”
Soraru : “There are conspiracies about how I speak like that in real life”
Amatsuki : “Are you a robot?”
Soraru : “(●ー●)I am Soramax”


Soraru : “I never thought I would cry at this age just because my Dragon Quest save file was corrupted.”


KK : “Ah, will someone please tell me something to wake me up”
Sui : “Hey, don’t you have something to apologize to me about?”
KK : “Eh? That’s scary… Sorry.”


Mafumafu : “Today is father’s day! What should I give him? Good morning everyone!”
Fan : “Wait, father’s day is tomorrow…”
Mafumafu : “Wait”


un:c : “For some reason, I was stopped and questioned by the police at the station. They took my bag and said "Is this your bag? Can I see your wallet? Is this your wallet? Are you sure?” Do I look like a thief…?“


Zebra : "I should find hobbies that are calm. Like bungee jumping…”


Fan : “You look pretty busy, are you okay?”
Amatsuki : “I’m fine. I’m rotating between AmatsukiA, AmatsukiB, and AmatsukiC. We pay them a lot, too. We’re still recruiting AmatsukiD.”


luz “I’m in a packed subway and a pretty girl has her face in my chest. Thank god I’m alive…. (Tears of joy)”


Kogeinu “It’s not loud, is it? Of course it’s not, it’s my voice loool”


Glutamine “Ultraohayo!!” (Ohayo means good morning)


Fan “I like short men! Go out with me!”
Hashiyan “Shut up!”


un:c “The hot bath in Kagoshima is really soft!”
Mafumafu “How does it feel?”
un:c “It feels like Mafumafu”
Mafumafu “Wow, it must be really soft!”


Kogeinu “I want to deliver some good news, what qualifies as good news?”
Soraru “Maybe getting a girlfriend”
Kogeinu “Dammit”


Soraru “Good morning! Everyone have a good day”
Sui “Soraru san, it’s still 10 pm.”


KOOL “"I don’t like thundeeeeerrrr I’m scaaaaarrrred” said un:c. He’s cute.“


Ashikubi "Nooo… Don’t go to work, I’m lonely.”
Ashikubi “You’re cute, there you go (smile)”
Ashikubi “Yeah, I’ll be a good boy now… I’ll wait at home”
Ashikubi “Thank you, I love you”


Amatsuki “I found a couple of good restaurants”
Itou Kashitarou “That’s great! Let’s go someday”
Amatsuki “I’ve learned that people who say "someday” tend not to come, so I won’t look forward to it.“
Itou Kashitarou "Just think that you got tricked and wait!”
Amatsuki “Aah, there you go, tricking people again, you sinful man”


Mafumafu “When I try to talk to people, it’s like time has stopped and nobody answers.

Wait, so I guess this is what they call magic…”


Eve “I want to follow someone who tweets only funny things, any recommendations?”
Natsushiro “That guy called Natsushiro looked really funny.”
Eve “ ”
Natsushiro “In front~ of a new~ door~ aren’t you~ feeling~ lonely~ (sings)”
*The lyrics of Sarishinohara


Mafumafu “I’m at a cafe with Amatsuki kun! … Why are they giving us two straws in a single drink…”

Friendly reminder that (in all likelihood) the reason we have such a detailed account of Stephen’s death is Paul saw the whole thing and (years later) told Luke (the writer of Acts) about it, not forgetting that his last words were “Lord, do not hold this sin against them (i.e. everyone who was there to kill him, including Paul)”, which means that anytime Paul was overwhelmed with guilt because of his past, he’d remember those words and know that he had been forgiven (both by God and Stephen) long before he even knew he needed forgiveness.

when i make an “i hate cis people” posts, wanting cis people to see it is exactly the last thing i want. you dont have to read it. its not directed at you. its directed at fellow trans folk, and its directed at their ability to smash that mf like button, because after reading a few pages of stupid ass people on random news sites’ comment sections i just feel the need to, guess what! retract to my safe space! to my cuck circlejerk! because im a human being, and I decided thats what i believe in, but i am also a bit weak willed. so i just kinda need to retract to my people and be like… “hey? am i stupid or are they stupid? am i lost in the sea of ideologies? should i be doubting?”. and every single like from a trans person or a cis ally reads equivalent to “heather, everyone in that comment section is a bitch bigger in the internet gob than they are in the muscles in real life”. thats the entire reason. i would tag it as cis people hate literally if you wanted me to

You guys know there is a fanfiction in every fandom that is The Fanfiction ™. The one every has read and everyone should read if they want to be considered into the fandom and I don’t know how is for the English speaking (or French, or whatever language) fandom for Yuri!!! On Ice, but for the Spanish speaking fandom, it’s called “Hunter”, and it’s an Omegaverse. Why is an Omegaverse so popular? Because of the world building. Beside the a/b/o chain it features this so called “Food Chain” Humans divide in carnivores, omnivores and herbivores, while carnivores and herbivores are alphas and omegas, omnivores are purely betas.

The character’s reasons and personalities are so well constructed and it is so so good sometimes I feel bad non-Spanish speaking folks can not read it :/

The author might accept someone to translate it to English so everyone, not only the Spanish fandom can enjoy her work.

I owe you all an apology. This has been the longest hiatus I have taken from this blog.

Part of this of course is because grad school takes up much of my time. This program is known for being rigorous because we start gaining clinical experience immediately. I love working with my clients and finally being a therapist (unlicensed of course, but getting there). Being a therapist always felt like a distant, unattainable dream that would always be out of reach. But it’s finally happening and it’s brought me a happiness I never thought I could ever feel.

But part of this, unfortunately, is due to another reason I am deeply ashamed of. I think I have been trying to distance myself from my history with BPD. I’m stable (though of course I struggle here and there) so sometimes I feel like it’s in the past. I have to hide it anyway; if anyone in my professional circle knew I had BPD, no matter how good of a therapist I am and even though I no longer meet diagnostic criteria, that would be the end of my career. Professionals feel not just annoyance with people with BPD but outright contempt. In every setting–with other mental health advocates, working in residential, even among other neurodivergent people–I have been exposed to the pervasive stigma against my disorder. I hoped, naively, that I would grow numb to it.

Well, I was very wrong. Every time my colleagues laugh at people with personality disorders, label us as the “worst” clients, claim we aren’t actually suffering but we just cause everyone around us to suffer… it kills me, you guys. It hurts so bad. And even when I try to find solace reading articles written by other people with BPD, there are almost always people commenting about how horrid people with BPD are and how there should be more resources for the “victims” of borderlines.

Part of the reason this hurts so deeply is because we are encouraged to be open with each other about the hardships we have faced–especially the things that led us to seek our own personal therapy. Most people in this program, it seems, have a history of depression and/or anxiety. Personal experience is very much appreciated and admired in this program. This program emphasizes kindness and understanding to people of all backgrounds. And while I can and do disclose my mood and anxiety disorders, I can never share my experience with BPD. That’s one of the few things that will absolutely not be met with kindness.

Knowing how differently people in this field would treat me if they knew I had BPD hurts me and terrifies me more than I can say. When I do try to defend people with BPD I’m shot down pretty quickly. And it’s not just my grad program or the city I live in that endorses this stigma. It’s the entire world. But given the field I am in I am faced with it all the time.

And so I’ve started to internalize the things they say and apply them to myself. I have been crying to my therapist lately about the possibility that I am, in fact, a monster who deserves to die. I used to be such an open advocate and I have now become the worst kind of hypocrite. By staying silent after I “dedicated” myself to being an advocate I have let myself down.

I am on my way to see my therapist. I still need to process this… not just to find peace but to be able to come back and make it up to you all. There is no reason–none–to be ashamed about having this disorder. I believed that so firmly and I need to tap into that again. I need to remember that the things people say about us are wrong. I need to believe that with the conviction I used to, rather than being afraid and powerless to the stigma.

Maybe someday I will come out formally, similar to how Marsha Linehan did but obviously I can’t begin to compare to her. When I have my degrees, when I’m licensed, when I have a thriving private practice many years from now, when my career is so set in stone that nothing can take it away from me… maybe I will. Maybe I will write about what it’s like being a therapist with BPD. Maybe I will propose new ways to conceptualize the causes and subtypes of BPD, including quiet BPD, and maybe I can offer my experience to researchers who wish to continue expanding upon Marsha’s treatment modalities for BPD.

I still have unfinished asks I need to post here. And I have many more to attend to. I promise you all I will come back soon.

Love,
TM

Dear Artists,Stay true to yourselves...

Why most of you suddenly go into copying someone else’s art when yours is original and unique? Why do you guys suddenly stop forcing yourselves? Aren’t you noticing that you are slowly destroying your art? When you start art as a job or a hobby that you’re really into, you take it seriously, if you can’t just stop! I mean it’s becoming ridiculous it’s like that super known sentence, if your friend jumps down the brige, will you jump too? That’s what I’m seeing happening right now. One artist decides to stop forcing themselves in drawing or starts copying another artist, then suddenly TONES of people and artists are doing it!! I mean yes everyone starts somewhere and can use bases and such…..AT THE BEGINNING!!! When you become popular or something because your art is great, don’t just give up and make it shitty that’s horrible! Also when you become popular it is NOT a reason to suddenly let down your friends or turn your back on your fans and become all sassy and bitchy that’s not how you should go and act or think!!! You should keep being true to yourself and do what’s besy for your fans, treat them like they are royals if you have to!! Please read this message and understand that this needs to stop! Reblog as much as possible please this message is important.. Thank you for your reading have an awesome day ^^

Kagehina Fic Rec List!!!

Hey guys! Bobbie here, also anonymouschupacabra on AO3. I’ve gotten a lot requests for kagehina fanfic recommendations so I’ve decided to make a masterlist of my favorite fics (all completed fics) that I’ve read (and I have read a lot.) these just go in order of longest to shortest, not in order of how much i like them because let’s be honest, if they are here i love them all.

Being Seventeen Sucks (Words: 125,028) This fic was so good and very angsty (which I love). It’s a third year fic and there’s a lot of “oh fuck I think I’m gay for my best friend???” and angsty drama between them. And it has Kageyama and Tsukki as friends which is my weakness. But I’m not joking about the angst. It’s really really good, but angsty.

I like the way your clothes smell: (Words: 74,953) Ok obviously this fic had to be here, I mean it’s like THE kagehina fic that everyone has to read. I feel like I don’t even need to give a bit of description because I think everyone knows about it and if you don’t then OMG READ IT RIGHT NOW IT’S AWESOME there’s a reason that it’s super well known.

The Kids Aren’t Alright:  (Words: 69,496) lmao i’m just putting this here cause i’m annoying ( it is mad good though) 

Thaw: (Words: 40,149) I really like this one. It’s a college AU which I love (obviously) It’s another one where Kageyama is like “oh my god am I gayyyy???? for hinata??? a boy??? gay????” and gosh darn it if I don’t just love those. the cliche I know, but the cliche for a reason

change in pressure: (Words: 36,516) this is a really good trans!Hinata fic and I just love it. I love trans!Hinata in general and this is in combination with empath!Kageyama. also pretty angsty, not as much as other fics but really good

Lay us Down: (Words: 32,538) Ok i’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this fic here before and that’s because its SO AMAZING. honestly i read this fic all in one sitting, like I woke up, had some time before I needed to get out of bed, downloaded it all and read the whole fucking thing in one shot on the train. I was fucking crying on the train, weeping like a baby at the end but it hurt so good. it’s inspired by the movie Seeking A Friend For The End of The World but only share some similarities with the movie. I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I do, but I really do. I think this is the Kagehina fic I’ve recommended the most. But be ready to fucking cry.

Saffron and Cayenne Pepper: (Words: 30,772) I really like this fic. Something about a sexy chef Kageyama teaching Hinata how to cook is so appealing to me. and they’re neighbors (which obviously I love). It’s just sweet and cute, but they fight so it’s very in character for the both of them. 

where the night goes: (Words: 20,821) this is another fic (by an incredible writer who I am so jealous of their talent) that everyone either knows or should know about. It’s a future fic that takes place where they are both 24 and they haven’t seen each other since they’ve graduated high school. and it’s a m a z i n g. seriously it’s so good, this is another fic that I read in one go because I couldn’t put it down. please read it, it’s so beautifully written it made me want to never write again out of shame and jealousy. 

Not Alone : (Words:13,093) I love this fic, for so many reasons. I love future fics. I love drunk confessions. I love hopelessly in love Kageyama. I love them vowing to work out a long distance relationship. but probably most importantly I love kageyama covered in tattoos (another obvious thing). this fic is short and I needed like 100k more words, but it’s perfect and i love it so much.

ok so that’s my Kagehina Fic Rec list…for now. I know that it seems short and that’s only because I only read completed fics. so although i know there are amazing fics that aren’t on this list, that’s because they are either incomplete or in the process of being completed. this list can be updated as more fics are completed but for now, this are my kagehina fic recs. 

king-of-the-heel

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Communism: The ultimate evil of wanting everyone…

Bruh. Are u somehow not aware of the numerous literal evils that have been perpetrated in the name of communism? Or of all the people who starved to death under communist regimes?

@king-of-the-heel So what, we should change the name because someone else used the ideals for their own ends? If we did change the name people would find other reasons to dismiss us. Instead of just regurgitating propaganda about communism read what actual communists advocate, do literally any research into our beliefs please. Also while we’re on the subject of death tolls,