favourite character in the whole wide world

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First batch of silly Steven Universe “Disney Gems!” pictures! I’m off to Disneyland Paris NEXT WEEK (omg) and, since SU is like my favourite thing in the whole wide world at the moment, I figured this would be a super fun little project to throw myself into! It’s going to be a bunch of pictures (and prints, when I get back from the trip!) featuring some characters from Steven Universe visiting Disneyland Paris - with some pretty mixed results! (Poor Jasper, trapped on a small planet, in a Small World ¬_¬.)

i still can’t believe that George Salazar, one of my favourite people and favourite voices in the world of Broadway (seriously just listen to his version of Light of the World) played Grover Underwood, one of my favourite characters of all time in a MUSICAL THEATRE (my FAVOURITE THING in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD) adaptation of a book series that meant the world to me growing up (& still means the world to me now) and the adaptation is actually really dang good (thank god after those shitty ass movies) the Gods are real and we have been Blessed™

i was tagged by @padmesgreene and @goldenvixen12, thank you so much!! ♡

RULES: Once tagged, answer the given 11 questions and then make up 11 more for the people you tag. 

1. Hogwarts house? Gryffindor!

2. Fav Game of Thrones house? Houses Stark, Baratheon, Martell, Tyrell and Dayne are my fav (i have a lot actually lol)

3. If you watched Avatar:The Last Airbender, who is your fav character? is it weird that my fav is appa?

4. How are you? tired and already dreading all my responsibilities lmao i cry why am i like this

5. Coffee or tea? Water or juice? Tea (im tryna be healthy now) and water

6. Where do you want to travel? the whole wide world!! honestly

7. Three favourite characters of all time. Arya Stark, Hermione Granger and Inej Ghafa are the ones I can think off at the top of my head

8. Favourite food? ice cream

9. Height? smol :)

10. What is your dream? to travel the world while being amazing at my career

11. Fav singer or band? the 1975


1. Biggest fear? regretting a lot of things

2. What was the last thing you did that you’re proud of? completed my requirements for a uni admission

3. Most admirable trait? i fill up the silence whenever im with someone who isn’t comfortable with talking. idk if that’s admirable or annoying tho haha

4. A book you hated. i don’t think i ever hated a book? disliked yeah, but hated? none

5. Warm weather or cold weather? cold please

6. Favourite Disney character? Lilo!

7. If you could be anyone who would you be? a better version of me 

8. Favourite movie? the shawshank redemption

9. Partying or staying in? never really partied so yeah staying in lmao

10. Dogs or cats? DOGS DOGS DOGS i love cats too but DOGS DOGS DOGS

11. If you could what would you change about your favourite book or movie? i wouldn’t change a thing, it’s my favorite for a reason

my questions:

1. Reading books or watching movies?

2. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

3. Your most favorite thing about yourself.

4. A song that you always come back to no matter how much time passes.

5. Favorite book and why?

6. How did you meet your bestfriend and what do you admire the most about them?

7. Most interesting book character?

8. Weird hobbies that you have.

9. If you could give your 18 year old self an advice, what would it be?

10.  Favorite time of the day?

11. What are your dreams for the future? 

im tagging @blackfyrres @house-arya @gendryxaryatrash @meerareeed @mockingjaykatniss2 @wighthunt @tinyvalyrian @sansapphic @ashavgreyjoy + everyone else who wants to do it! 

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Alan’s ALICE Appreciation Post: CURIOSITY

Alice is one of my favourite fictional characters of all time - if not my most favourite. Alice, maybe more than any other character, makes her own narrative:

  • The story is whatever she can think of
  • The setting is wherever her fantasy world is
  • The characters are whoever she creates
  • The time is whenever she is sleeping
  • The nonsense is however odd her dream is

Virtually everything about the movie could be interpreted to revolve around Alice. From the introduction, when Alice is awake, she is a very imaginative and creative young girl and, when Alice is asleep, who has made a vivid Wonderland. The whole story is because of her.

Because of the wide scope of potential topics, I’m focusing on what I love most about Alice and what I find is an essential part of her character: her curiosity.

1) Alice: “In this world perhaps. But in my world, the books would be nothing but pictures.”

The first example of Alice’s curiosity is, I believe, her unconventionality. She’s not in a classroom but outdoors, she’s not on the ground but in a tree, she’s not with a book but with her cat, she’s not paying attention but making a daisy chain. Rather than paying attention to her history lesson, let alone a book with no pictures, Alice would fantasize of her own world of nonsense as displayed in her song “In a World of my Own.” Unlike her sister who is limited by sense/logic, Alice can explore new things creatively and curiously.

2) Alice: “Now this is curious! What could a rabbit possibly be late for? Please, sir!”

The primary example of Alice’s curiosity and what starts the majority of the story: the White Rabbit.. She also knows that “[she] really shouldn’t be doing this” since “[she hasn’t] been invited and curiosity often leads to trouble” but her curiosity and sense for adventure is too strong. Much later in her “Very Good Advice” song, she talks about the downside of such passionate curiosity: “Be patient is very good advice, but the waiting makes me curious. And I’d love the change, should something strange begin.”

3) Alice: Why? What did happen to the oysters?

Interestingly enough, as curious as Alice is to know where the White Rabbit is going, Alice is also curious to know what happened to the Oysters. This might be because she wants to know what happened to fellow curious characters (=“The oysters were curious too, weren’t they?”, “Aye, and you remember WHAT happened to them…”, and “Poor things!”) but I think it’s primarily because she just like hearing interesting stories.  

4) Alice and the Flowers

Related to above, Alice just likes hearing lovely songs too and especially if she wished for it: “All the flowers would have very extra special powers, they would sit and talk to me for hours.” Alice enjoys this curious garden of interesting plants and animals as she listens to “Golden Afternoon” song.

5) Alice and the Caterpillar

After Alice follows some interesting smoke through a leafy jungle, she finds a hookah-smoking Caterpillar sitting on a mushroom. Although the Caterpillar is more questioning than Alice, she is interested in what he’s doing and listens to his recitation.

Although Alice walks off when the Caterpillar is mean to her, she comes back when he calls, “I have something important to say!” Although she seems to be far away and he’s been rude, she still curious and wants to hear it.

6) Alice and the riddle

When the Mad Hatter asks, “Why is a Raven like a Writing Desk?” Alice is instantly curious about it. Even though it’s random, silly, and not really directed at her, she’s thoughtfully tries to figure it out.  It’s even more interesting that, in the time she’s taking time to solve the riddle, she could be searching for the White Rabbit.

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So, this being my first appreciation post of Alice, I choose to appreciate a core personality trait; Alice’s curiosity is seen throughout the movie and if it wasn’t for curiosity starting the story then we wouldn’t have had any adventures in Wonderland.

I, personally, find Alice getting sidetracked from finding the Rabbit so enjoyable and relatable because even when I’m doing something fun or entertaining, I too somehow get distracted or even procrastinate. Even when Alice is intensely curious about something, she’s still has the open-mindedness to explore other things.

Alan

My 4 year old sister is currently dancing around my room singing a song about how stiles, Lydia and Scott are her favourite characters in the whole wide world and about Scott and stiles are gonna save Lydia and every one is gonna love each other. I think I’ve watched too much teen wolf if my little sister is singing about it, but on the other hand I’m really proud haha x

Originally posted by haidaspicciare

AKA The Saint Seiya Mail Exchange! (based of the Sengoku Basara Mail Exchange, also by yours truly)

In 2013 I organized a snail-mail exchange between members of the Basara fandom. Since in summer most people are on vacation, I thought now would be a good time to revive that one, plus extend it to another fandom that is also very dear to my heart.

A note: if you’re not comfortable with sharing sensible information, like your address or e-mail, then this isn’t for you, sorry.
Also, if you are a minor, be sure to get your parent’s permission! Stay out of trouble, kids!


What is this?

A mail exchange project to connect Saint Seiya fans all over the world!

How does this work?

  • July 1st~15th: You send me a message with the info listed on the next section of this post.
  • July 16th~19th: I match you up with someone and give them your info.
  • July 20~August 31st: Both of you sort out the details and send each other something!

What do I send?

Anything you want! The very basic you can send is a postcard, but feel free to send something else, like a letter, a small present, a box full of food, etc. - as long as your penpal is ok with it, of course!

What you send doesn’t have to be related to Saint Seiya - what’s important is that you and your penpal get a little nice something in the mail out of this, so you can send other things they might enjoy, like a picture of your city, pics of cats in silly dresses, etc.

Is more important that you just send something  and respect the deadlines, rather than taking forever to send the best package in history.

And remember to be excellent to each other, please!

(if you want to get a feel of things you could send, you can have a look at some of the letters sent for the Sengoku Basara Mail Exchange of 2013 here)

Can I have more than one penpal?

Yes. The only rule is that you must send something to each penpal you get. You can’t only receive, you must also give.

Is English mandatory?

No, just write in a language both parties understand.

How do I know this is safe?

You don’t, sorry. I can’t guarantee that someone isn’t going to send you a bag of poop. :^(
We’re working based on trust here - if you end up having a serious problem with someone, you can tell me and I’ll make sure they stay out of future editions, but that’s the most I can do.

I have a question.

Here’s my ask box. :^)


Here is the info I need from you

Please submit the following to me:
(*mandatory field)

E-mail address*: (to prevent the usual tumblr messaging problems)
Country*:
Geographic preferences: (for example: “I only want people from my country/from Europe/from anywhere else but my country.” If left blank, I’ll assume world-wide is fine)
Favourite Saint Seiya things: (characters, otps, how shiny Jabu’s metal panties are, etc, anything goes)
Other things you like: (non Saint Seiya things)
Things you really don’t like: (if applicable, can be both SS and non-SS)
Anything else you might want to say:

I promise I will delete every and any info I receive after the whole exchange is over.


Other Notes

After I match you up with someone, I will be giving them all of the information above - please make sure you are ok with sharing this info with someone who is very possibly a total stranger, and receiving e-mails from them.

I will not be asking for anyone’s address: I’ll leave the address exchange to you and your partner.

I will require that you take a picture of the letter you’re sending, and send that picture to me.

Letters getting lost in the mail is a normal part of life, but I need this to be sure that you at least tried. In the first exchange I’ve held (Sengoku Basara 2013) some people didn’t get any mail, and I had no way of knowing if it was because it got lost or if the other party decided to drop out without saying a word. I want to prevent this, and I also want to create a proper record of good participants in case I do more exchanges in the future.


By the way, I accept volunteers for replacement mail AKA people who are willing to send mail in the place of last minute drop-outs, people who didn’t send anything to their penpal, or people whose mail got lost and can’t resend it for whatever reason. If you want in, just tell me!

Also, feel free to translate this post into other languages in order to reach more people, or even make your own exchange based on this if you prefer!


For anything related to this, please use the “#kikis mail” tag in order not to clutter the Saint Seiya related tags.

Michele’s Favourite Character: Donna Noble - Celebrating New Who (Day 3)

I just want you to know, there are worlds out there, safe in the sky because of her. That there are people living in the light, and singing songs of Donna Noble, a thousand, million light years away. They will never forget her, while she can never remember. And for one moment… one shining moment… she was the most important woman in the whole wide universe.