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Explained: warn Markiplier meme

hey @markiplier i know the popular theory is that who killed markiplier is dark and warfstache’s orgin story but. the story takes place in 2017?? dark and wilford may not follow the laws of physics but this does not add up
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dirk was acting so weird last episode ? like he called himself a psychic when he’s always been very adamant that he isn’t one. and I feel like him screaming that he solved the case was him scrambling to have some kind of “success” after months and months of “failing” the tests they put him through and being told he was doing really poorly.

Work in Progress/Process by Jessie Lucid. I’m gonna try to do some more ‘how I do stuff’ posts. Here’s how I approach Bucky’s increasingly complicated up-dos (I have a thing, okay?). 1. Sketch the position of his head then google 'super messy high buns’ to find some references. 2. Choose the most obnoxious one. 3. Lightly sketch the basic shape, increasing the hairstyle insanity 300%. 4. Start darkening the line work, balls to the wall. 5. Boom! Bucky Barnes with killer hair! Side note: my favorite pencil for line work is almost gone. This makes me very sad.

anonymous asked:

Dumb question: what do you mean by queering the biological family?

That’s a fair question, anon. I was trying to answer that question in my meta, Chosen Families and Natural Families: BBC Sherlock and the Queer Reclamation of Biological Kin, but maybe I need to dig a little deeper into parts of that argument, and give a bit more background.

I’m not sure from your question exactly what confused you, but I’m going to hazard a guess that at least part of it was the way I used the word “queer”.  Queer is a controversial word, and it means a lot of different things to different people, or in different contexts.

In a tumblr context, it’s most often used as an inclusive, umbrella term for gender and sexual minorities. Other people view it as a derogatory term for gender and sexual minorities.  The word also has a very long history referring to anyone or anything that is different, odd, unusual, unfamiliar, weird.  In that form, it has often been used in horror fiction, to describe people, things, or deeds that might strike the reader as unsettling, disturbing, or even frightening.

The multiple meanings of the word are not coincidental.  Gender and sexual minorities were historically called “queer” because they were viewed as strange or unusual—different from the norm.  To some people, queer people could be frightening, but others found something positive or even celebratory in the term.  See, for example, this quote from Bryan Fuller that has been going around tumblr recently:

“I remember looking up the word ‘queer’ and being very pleased with what I found, since I had been told I was one. I thought who wouldn’t want to be queer? Every synonym was something I aspire to be. Strange. Unusual. Peculiar. All of them an achievement in their own right.”

But let’s go back to horror for a minute.  If “queer” is used to describe a monster, can it *also* be positive?  

There was actually an article about this in the New York Times recently (Why Frankenstein’s Monster Haunts Queer Art).  I’m going to quote from it at length, because this is pretty much exactly the context I was assuming in my essay.

“When you’re gay and grow up feeling like a hideous misfit, fully conscious that some believe your desires to be wicked and want to kill you for them, identifying with the Monster is hardly a stretch…

"Frankenstein’s Monster is… a misfit child spurned by his father who grows up to be a sensitive oddity, too strange to be accepted by society or reproduce naturally and forced to seek refuge in seclusion…

"Everyone identifying as other can seize the mythology of monstrousness for their own ends, using it to prove they’re nothing like the ordinary folk who chase the Monster out of town.

"The Monster’s rage lies in his abandonment and isolation. He’s an embodiment of heartbreak. It is an experiment in empathy for the supposedly unlovable, continuing the queer tradition of sympathy for the Monster…”

This is the sense I am using in my meta.  For the purpose of my meta, it doesn’t matter whether Sherlock and Eurus are canonically or fanonically LGBT.  We can view them as queer in the gender/sexual sense, or we can identify with them as queer in the same way Frankenstein’s monster is, and view that as a metaphor for the experiences of gender and sexual minorities.

Either way, my goal was to connect Eurus with this “queer tradition of sympathy for the monster.”  If Sherlock were an ordinary hero, he would be horrified by Eurus, and reject her outright.  But Sherlock isn’t ordinary—he is odd, unusual, extraordinary, queer.  And so, instead of disgust, anger, or horror, Sherlock shows Eurus compassion and sympathy.

All of this is important to my argument, but so far I’ve only said the same stuff that anyone versed in queer theory and horror narratives would have said.  This is a well-established way of reading a text like this, within queer theory.  

The new and different part of my meta is my argument that Sherlock *specifically* reserves this compassion for Eurus because she is his sister.  Sherlock isn’t in the habit of caring for every monster he runs across. Magnussen and Smith both disgust him, and he has no qualms about attacking them and destroying them utterly. Eurus is different though, because no matter what she has done, she is still *family*. 

Typically, queer theory argues that queer people are rejected by their blood kin, and therefore must find family elsewhere.  Sherlock breaks with this tradition by showing the importance of care and love within a blood family, no matter how monstrous that family might be.  

The point here is not just about the characters in Sherlock, but a larger statement for the queer community and the world in general.  With TFP, BBC Sherlock is showing us the importance of taking responsibility for our kin, no matter how monstrous they might be.  If for queer people, the true horror of Frankenstein is Dr. Frankenstein’s rejection of the creature he created, BBC Sherlock works as a correction to that narrative: the family that birthed this monster at last comes together to show her the love and compassion she is owed as their kin. 


Thank you for the opportunity to explain my ideas further.  Sorry to be so long-winded, but it’s a complicated concept… I hope I did it more justice this time.

My dad has been living in Canada for more that 25 years, and he just found out the difference between a bath and a shower😂.

He always thought that bath was just another name for shower. Which I guess it sort of is, since they both include washing yourself in a way, but still.

He was so shocked when I explained to him that they are t the same thing.

I’m gonna apologise in advance

There’s gonna be some short prompts in the new set. I also had to reduce the posting rate because of I’m going to call a ‘health problem’ (it’s really just a pain problem). I’m going to make a doctor’s appointment tomorrow so don’t worry and hopefully it’s not a big deal.

anonymous asked:

that last golden age chapter was so good! I'm glad Jack can finally access his ice in front of sharpwood. Also sharpwood is such an interesting character

So glad you enjoyed it! :D

I’m actually kind of surprised that folks did? Like I thought it would just be like a ‘regular’ chapter (with some morning sex) so I’m like digging how many other people get really into the hypnosis stuff because *thumbs up* that definitely means I’m going to do it more often, somehow. *squints eyes into the future*

Sharpwood has always been fun to write, but man, he’s way more fun now that he’s basically the breakout star of the whole story lol. :D

«You’re as red as the plague,
it was you who killed your brother.»

Since my mood today isn’t the best, have a sad Narcissus.Right after the death of his brother Lyon, whom he had tried to cure with magic, the rumor that he had caused such terrible event spread in his hometown. Only a few people believed firmly it was not his fault, the others started wondering or accusing.Pity was replaced by blame.