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WriterofthePrompts Ultimate Ask Masterlist

I’ve decided to make a masterlist of asks I’ve done to make them easier to find for you guys (and for myself). I split them into categories as best as I could by genre and topic. Also, some asks have some helpful tips in the notes as well to check out (some are marked but not all) and if you have anything to add that you think would help, feel free to reply or reblog with your addition. I’ll try to keep it updated with future asks.

Now without further ado, the strangest and most wonderful list I’ve ever made.

World Building

Character Development

Writing Different Types of Characters

Character Family

Romance

Sci Fi

Superheroes

Aliens

Fantasy/Paranormal

Creatures

Magic and Witches

Angels and Demons

Vampires

Ghosts

Battle Scenes

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♡ Love asks ♡

Blush : What do you do when you have a crush on someone?
Kiss : What’s the sweetest thing someone has done for you?
Cuddle : Which one of your mutuals do you really want to hug right now?
Heartbeat : What fictional character do you love?
Romance : Perfect date?
Joy : What truly makes you happy?
Happiness : Who are your kin?
Love : Are you, or have you been, in love before?
Beloved : What do you love the most about yourself?
Sweet: Favorite love song?
Cute : What’s your aesthetic?
Thoughtful : If you could change your name, what would you call yourself?
Charming : Who helps motivate you?
Beautiful : Who is your ideal significant other?
Affection : Who do you ship?
Kind : What Pokemon would you be?
Heart Beat : You’re getting coffee with a celebrity, who is it?
Giggle : Do you believe in love at first sight?
Laughter : Who can always make you laugh?
Smile : What do you find attractive?
Warmth : What is your happy place?
Huggable : What are your favorite flowers?
Soul Mate : Who is your best friend?
Unique : What qualities do you look for in other people?
Trust : Do you trust people easily?
Dearest : What item is most dear to you?

HUMANS IN SPACE

so the humans are space orcs posts where we can just hide emotions from our customer service skill set, why don’t we take that a step further.

What about actors, who literally train for years to act different behaviors for different roles, from good guys to bad guys. One minute the human is kind and gentle, the next he is arrogantly addressing the pirates who invaded, all from his acting days.

Their strict memorization can help them recall lines for any situation. They can cry on cue, motivate their crewmates with a well place monologues, become the life of the party with one liners and comedic sketches.

Hell this can apply to dedicated fans. The ones who try to get in character at cosplays, or memorize entire dialogues from their favorite scenes.

Really I just want someone to write alien fic where a human quotes the wallet scene from pulp fiction and just fucking terrifies them

ree-fireparrot  asked:

How realistic or unrealistic are battle couples, provided they have sufficient mental discipline? Is it even realistic to have two people working together to fight the same opponent hand-to-hand, or is focusing on both your opponent and your partner too much? What if one person is a distraction (by fighting the opponent head-on) so the other person can stab them in the back, so to speak? Is that too risky?

You’re asking a lot of questions here and most of them have absolutely nothing to do with having a romantic relationship with your working partner.

Some things first:

1) The relationship between a battle couple and any platonic working partnership are not really any different in most cases except that they share a romantic relationship.

2) You don’t need a functional or professional partnership or partnership at all to fight in a group or gang up on an individual.

3) Fraternization just as often falls into casual sex as it does a romantic relationship, if not more often.

4) Almost none of what you’re asking has to do with romance.

Falling in love on the battlefield happens, it happens a lot. Combat is a high stress environment and people are people. Just because something isn’t a good idea or is unprofessional doesn’t mean it won’t happen, it just means you’ve got an added benefit of complications.

Some people can handle romantic relationships with an SO who also engages in combat, even one who engages in combat with them. Those are the ones who can compartmentalize between being on the battlefield and being off it. However, if they can’t (there is a very good possibility that they can’t) then it becomes a real problem. When they can’t handle the stress or the distraction, if they can’t put the romance aside, then their relationship puts everyone at risk, including their mission.

When you’re fighting, especially with a goal in mind, one person’s life cannot be more important than the mission.

It takes a significant amount of trust for a battle couple to function because their romantic partner cannot afford to jump in and save them when things start going sideways. Both participants need to be the kind of people that when the choice is between their partner or the mission, they choose the mission.

This concept is one that’s very difficult to grasp if you’re setting out to write a romance, because most of the normal steps you’d take to fulfill that romance will leave the battle couple hamstrung and unable to function. You can’t have the guy or girl jumping in to save their guy or girl when it looks like they’re about to die, they have to trust their partner to save themselves.

That is hard.

This is a very difficult state to handle emotionally. Imagine, you are at risk of losing your loved one at all times and you can’t do a damn thing about it. You can’t obsess or brood over it, because you can’t afford that kind of distraction. Whether they’re right in front of you or on a battlefield somewhere else, you can’t think about it. You’ve got to focus on keeping yourself alive, because that keeps everyone else alive, and by doing what you can you help to ensure the survival of both your loved one and your team. You’ve got to do your job, even when you’re about to lose everything you ever gave a damn about and its within your power to stop it.

A true battle couple is one who exists in complete equality, trust, and partnership with their significant other on the battlefield. They keep a cool head and a cool heart while in the midst of gut wrenching emotional turmoil. They don’t baby, they don’t hover, they don’t keep a careful eye on, and they don’t obsess until the fighting’s over. They don’t sacrifice their own life or their own body to keep their lover from getting injured. They don’t break position.

If they do any of the above, they will both die and so will anyone who is relying on them. If you are writing characters where the relationship is more important than the mission, more important than the team, more important than surviving the fight in front them then you have, narratively speaking, a serious problem.

This is not a bad one to have in a story or an unrealistic one in life, romantic relationships on the battlefield are built around this concept, but it does need to be addressed. If its not, tragedy strikes.

If you’re writing a battle couple, you need two characters who when faced with the choice between saving their loved one and stopping the bomb from blowing up downtown Manhattan, they pick the bomb.

And, in fiction, that’s not normally what love is.

It also has to be both of them, they both need this very specific outlook to function while in combat together. If one has it, but the other doesn’t then tragedy strikes. If neither have it, tragedy strikes. They need to be on the same page.

The reason why the military and other combat groups prohibit fraternization is because romantic relationships inevitably fuck everything up. If they can handle it, great. However, the all to likely outcome, for either one or both parties involved, is they can’t.

They’ll do it anyway though, because people are people.

When you engage in violence, that violence and training separates you from the general population. You’ve been through experiences that most people cannot comprehend or relate to and that makes maintaining relationships difficult. There’s a lot to be said for being in a relationship with someone of similar background, who can empathize with your experiences, who has been through what you’ve been through. You don’t need to look much further than the rate of divorce among the FBI or CIA to understand just how difficult maintaining a relationship in an incredibly stressful environment is.

As humans, we crave having a partner we can relate to. With whom we can share our secrets. Who won’t judge us for the terrible things we’ve done. When you have to rely on each other for survival, attraction, desire, even love becomes easy. It’s often a false sense of connection built on desperation, one which if born inside the environment won’t function outside of it, but that doesn’t mean it feels any less real.

When you might die tomorrow, sometimes you just want to feel something, anything at all, and that’s where the causal sex comes in.


Casual Sex:

In mixed gender units, casual sex is really common. Not romantic relationships, mind. It’s just sex, and it doesn’t go any further than that. It’s desperation, it is all about sensation, and a reminder for the participants that they are alive.

When dealing with these types of relationships in your fiction, its important to remember that the emotional component is neither needed nor wanted. They’re not looking for comfort. They’re looking for sensation, to feel something before they (potentially) die.

Because the author controls everything in their fictional world, it can often become difficult to remember and insert qualities like the random chance of dealing with the unknown. We’ve often got characters that are necessary to the plot, who become identified as “safe”, and behave differently because they know they’re going to live through the fight or battle to get to the end of the story.

It becomes important to learn to live in the moment. To live in the twilight hour on the night before a battle, to be unsure, when the character doesn’t know what will happen next. If you don’t then there is a whole array of human emotions, experiences, and terrible choices that you’ll never touch on in your fiction.

If you don’t, you’ll be all the poorer for it.

The Two on One Battle: Real.

You don’t need to be in a relationship, or even particularly well-trained, to accomplish this. Two versus one happens a lot and the pair off usually wins because eight limbs trumps four. One person locks up the individual, the other circles and attacks on vectors they can’t defend from. We’re social animals. Our natural instincts will help us more when we’re fighting in a group as opposed to fighting alone.

1 v Group is a bad situation to be in if you’re the one, and it doesn’t matter how well trained you are. Numbers will kill you.

Part of the reason why you see single characters fighting groups in movies and other fiction is to establish that they’re great fighters. The problem is that this has become so widespread that we now think fighting a group is easier than fighting a single, skilled individual. This is untrue. The group will kill you because the individuals within the group can move onto vectors that cannot be defended.

What your describing in your question in a battle between three people in a two on one is normal behavior, its standard tactics. However, you’re also demonstrating the exact kind of behavior for why two people engaged in a romantic relationship should not be on the battlefield together.

If you’re ever sitting there and wondering if something that is a basic and bog standard tactic is now, suddenly, too dangerous because your characters are dating then that is the exact problem.

Things that are normal suddenly become too risky, and the focus transitions to preserving their lover’s life rather than making use of their significant advantage over their enemy.

That is the exact kind of thinking which will cost them their lives, and for no benefit at all.

Good job.

-Michi

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error-maddie-gem  asked:

Hay cross how do you feel about me and nightmare sans shipped together because he's mine!

Now that we’re talking about ships…

Here comes another little tought.

You’re free to ship any characters you want… I won’t impose you which things I do like and which ones I don’t…
I think the shipping world is wonderful, because you’re creating something after all… (even if it’s nsfw lmao) and you are having fun! You like to do your story and that’s great!


But…

Sometimes there’s something that can ruin a friendship between artists in real life because of this you know?

Like, some people only cares about their fictional characters and fame instead the people who supported them and had a nice time with those creations and ideas…

Always happen something that can hurts an artist just because someone didn’t like what this artist did, that person shows his dissapointment with hate, jealous, with fear of their fanchilds/ fan ships could disappear… in the worst case, they take the artits’s personal mistakes as an excuse in order to get everyone’s approval about their thoughts and “what must be right”.

I said before that I was afraid about some people could misunderstand the canon characters because of the “popular” ships, but this doesn’t mean I don’t hate those ships… actually this make me feel sad…not for the misunderstandings!

It makes me feel so sad when some people wants to hurt others because of a different point of view… and make that person could be hated for a entire fandom…forcing  them to quit all the work this person did, and being judged about their acts for another events… just because one person hated them for a ship they doesn’t like it and helped to increase hatred and revenge.

Is that…fair?

If you think a FICTIONAL ship (no matter how problematic, abusive, taboo, etc that it is) is worth bullying, pressuring, and shaming REAL people over, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities.

You can try to argue that it hurts victims, but many victims use these ships to cope with their own trauma. And if you are a victim who needs to avoid it, then you should be actively avoiding it and not attack people who create it if you happen to come across it. Unless they were purposefully shoving it in your face with the intent to harm, then they did nothing wrong. It is FICTION. It can be used and enjoyed in a variety of ways, even if that way isn’t the way you would go about it.

How you respond, however, could make the difference between continuing the cycle of abuse or not.

And that is a LOT more important than whether someone likes character A getting with character B or C.

anonymous asked:

There are weapons that have spiked and nubby/non-spiked varieties, like maces, right? Some maces have sharpened points and some don't. So, what are the benefits of using one over the other?

Your talking about a morningstar, which is actually a weapon type separate from the mace. You can use fantasy author Ciarra Ballantine’s handy chart for distinguishing your bludgeoning weapons if you like, it may help you when it comes to telling the mace, flail, and morningstar apart.

As for why the spikes? All the better to bludgeon you with, my dear.

The primary use for these weapons in combat was against knights and other armored foes (though some priest orders in the Catholic church were famous for carrying them and wielding them against unarmored peasants, this is where the Cleric in DnD comes from). The basic idea is you crack the plate like a tin can, the point of a mace is to just drive force through the armor until it hits the person inside, or crushes them. The spikes add to the benefits you get off the mace. They’re for punching through the armor and into the body.

A sword can’t beat someone through their armor, it’ll damage the edge. You can pierce the armor by holding the blade of the sword in your hands and driving it in, which is the point of the estoc. Or you take the hilt and start beating on their armor with that.

A mace cuts out that middleman, allowing you to hammer someone to death and force your way through their armor. The morningstar adds spikes to that equation. So, if the mace is a hammer then the morningstar is you wanting to put a nail into someone so you’ve soldered the nail onto it to put the nails into them.

If it helps, think about it like going after someone with a baseball bat. Baseball bat is good, nails in the baseball bat is better.

The flail is the same way. You put a spiked ball on a chain and swing it about to hit people with it to bust up their armor, because you get more force from a steel ball spinning on a chain than you generate with your arm.

As for the benefits? It’s really a question of how badly do you want to fuck that other guy up, and how viciously do you want to go about it.

You can go into combat wielding a flail in one hand and a shield in the other against a knight with their sword and gain a significant advantage because it moves in directions that are difficult to counter. It generates enough force to damage both the plate and person inside.

I mean, there are other reasons why someone might choose to carry these weapons but those are some of the big ones. As a function of its design, the morningstar has a greater reach than the mace.

It’s a club, it doesn’t take that much finesse to wield in comparison to a sword and its highly effective at what it is designed to do. The bludgeoning weapons are fairly uncomplicated, though they make a big mess.

From a writing standpoint in your fiction, the maces and morningstars tend to carry some stigma in comparison to swords. They’re in the same family as the club. Basically, they’re treated as thuggish weapons. As opposed to the blade, which is a noble, elegant weapon based in skill and finesse. Its treated as less legitimate. Or, it belongs to the Crusaders and used by religious groups only.

Take these preconceptions into account when using the mace, but don’t hitch your cart to them. A character can be defined by their weapon choice, but don’t put too much stock in the conventional fictional definitions. A character who uses a mace is not necessarily a brute, just as a character who uses a sword is not necessarily a noble warrior or someone wielding a rapier having a rapier wit. Fiction and cultural motifs often have little to do with the reality of what the weapons were actually for, and end up getting it wrong more often than they’re right.

Axes also fall under another category. They’re the weapon of the savage, brutish, primal warrior, but they’re not. They’re just another weapon type. It’s a choice, a combat approach.

The sword is the weapon of kings, a symbol of civilization and nobility. The weapon of the hero. A hero who wields a sword is more noble than one who wields another “lesser” weapon type. It’s not. It’s just another approach to combat, a tool.

Understanding these stereotypes is important because they will follow you and influence you, whether you realize it or not. They’ll also influence your reader. By understanding that they’re there, you can account for them and combat them in your narrative. In ignorance, you’re at their mercy. Countless other storytellers have already laid this groundwork for you, but you do get to decide what you’ll do with it.

-Michi

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Leave Lauren Zuke alone!

If nobody has heard yet, people have started badmouthing Lauren Zuke because they wanted to write Lapis and Peridot as a couple and apparently that “wasn’t what Rebecca wanted to happen”?

You know what Rebecca would want to happen? For her writers to have fun, pitch ideas about what they would like to write about, and most of all she wouldn’t want them to be harassed over such a stupid problem as a shipping war.

Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against Amedot, I think it’s pretty cute, but seriously get a grip. If you want to draw shipping art? Fine. go ahead. If it’s not canon who cares? It doesn’t change the original show in any way at all so all of the people hating on non canon art can stop that as well, it’s not needed.

Edit: Just read some of the comments on Zuke’s post. Anyone who sent hate should be ashamed of yourselves. Putting fictional characters over showing decency to another human being is absolutely disgusting.

Tips for Beginners

When typing this title, my phone autocorrected it to “Tips for Whiners” which is hilarious given the circumstances surrounding this post. However, my conscience got the best of me and I decided to title it differently even though there was peer pressure for the original title. However, not all beginners are whiners (by far) and I figured it wasn’t fair to lump people into a group. Plus, this post is meant to be far more informative and encouraging than it is critical and teasing.

New writers are always looking for help and tools to use to get their writing “out there,” wherever that is. They want to build their audience, which means gaining followers and notes on posts. They seek out help, work on their blogs, and write a lot.

However, some new writers fall into a trap of jealousy and complaining. They become frustrated, then turn their frustration into jealousy. They whine about not getting notes and followers, they complain about blogging cliques and unfair treatment, and they adopt an attitude of “Woe is me. The blogosphere is against me.”

This post is meant to be helpful to each group by providing both useful tips and reality checks. At no point do I actually mean to be hateful. Am I sassy, though? Yes. You can stop reading this post at any time, too. You can also take what works for you and throw out the rest. Nothing here is a blanket statement. 

But let’s just get on with it. ( And it is a long one)

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Imagine Harry having no idea what a birthday is or why every other kid seems to be so excited about this one day, but wondering why he doesn’t have one. Then getting the courage to ask Petunia about it one day, and after asking and begging she finally tells him when it is, “July 31st, but don’t expect anything. It’s nothing to celebrate like Dudley’s.” and he’s okay with it.

            In Chamber of Secrets, pg. 5, “It was his twelfth birthday, they’ve never given him a real present, let alone a cake.” Pg. 7. “Happy birthday to me…”  “No cards, no presents, and he would be spending the evening pretending not to exist.” He was content with out everything he had seen been given to Dudley, and other kids because he knew that day was his.

            In P.O.A, Pg. 5, says, Harry had never received a birthday card in his list. And in seven he was less fussy without food when they were on the run, pg. 287, “because he had suffered periods of near starvation at the Dursleys.” Like those flipping people….. Like a birthday is one thing, but let’s starve this kid who is our family….. I will hate those fictional characters forever, they were heinous. And that whole thing about the Dursleys’ being affected by Harry being a horcrux is ridiculous. Umbridge wore that necklace for however long after she bought it from Mundungus, but she was no more horrible that she always had been.

            But thankfully it gets better. Finally, in G.O.F pg 28, “And then on Harry’s birthday which the Dursleys had completely ignored he had received four superb birthday cakes, one each from Ron, Harry, Hagrid, and Sirius. (Can you imagine Sirius making Harry a cake, covered in flour, and oh so proud….. Like, yes… proud Godfather Sirius is one of my favorite Sirius’)

Women in the MCU. Feminism and Wanda Maximoff

It’s no secret that women have been shafted in superhero franchises. For years, there was outcry about no female superhero having her own movie - and I suspect that might have still not happened had DC not come out with Wonder Woman.

Due to this tendency, I find that the fandom is inclined to defend the inexcusable actions of female characters. This isn’t a good thing.

Before I get to the main star of my post, I’ll run through some of the others. 

Pepper Potts. Pepper is a great character. A strong, intelligent woman, who appears to excel at business in a world dominated by men. She’s not that great at being a supportive person, though. Her behavior during Iron Man 3 included repeatedly demeaning a person for their very real mental issues. Not that this is anything new in the MCU, especially when it concerns Tony Stark, but it really ruined the character for me.

Natasha Romanov. Oh, Black Widow. Dear Black Widow. Sometimes, I wonder if even the writers of these characters know what they’re all about. I hated her in IM 2 - her report on Tony was unfathomable. I moderately liked her in Avengers. She was great in WS. In CW… I’ve got nothing. No, really. The back-stabbing spy who acknowledged the necessity of the Accords, then turned around and physically attacked the facto king of a sovereign nation while in combat on HIS side gets nothing but sneers from me. I’ll be happy if I never see her in the MCU again. But alas…

Jane Foster. Another clever woman. Unfortunately, she’s not fleshed out enough to really make a difference. By Thor 2, she is reduced to obsessing over Thor. Not that I can point fingers since I obsess over fictional characters, but at any rate… Her character appears to have left the MCU altogether starting Thor 3.

Darcy Lewis. Cute girl. Made me laugh. Smarter than she seems, but largely the comic relief. No real development. Probably will disappear with Jane.

Maria Hill. Typical badass SHIELD Agent. I like her - she just isn’t developed enough as a person for me to care much about her.

Betty Ross. I truly, truly loved her. She’s an incredibly intelligent young woman who stands up to her tyrant of a father and supports her boyfriend who turned himself into a giant green rage monster. She’s brave and brilliant. She deserved better than one single movie.

Peggy Carter. Also a great character. Unfortunately received far too little attention in the MCU. Haven’t seen Agent Carter, but it appears that she was treated better there. And of course, the series was canceled. No comment.

Which brings us to the crowning glory of the MCU.

Wanda Maximoff.

I grew up with the X-Men cartoons, and I quite loved Wanda in those. I looked forward to her joining the team. What the MCU did to Wanda is abhorrent. Let’s take things in order.

Wanda joined Hydra voluntarily. Considering the fact that she did this when she was 18, chances were that she killed people in their employ. She was definitely good enough at using her powers for her to be new at it.

Now here’s where things get dicey. ¾ of the fandom will at this point say - but she did it because she wanted to get revenge on Tony for her parents’ death.

I won’t even address the issue of Tony’s culpability in the matter. I’m trying to keep this post from becoming even longer. Instead, I will point out a very simple fact. Wanda and Pietro had Tony alone in Sokovia. Chances are they could have killed him there, on the spot.

But Wanda did not do this. She mind-raped him with the deliberate intent of destroying the Avengers. 

That’s like Tony deciding to take revenge on Bucky by saying the Hydra words and setting him on Steve. In fact, it’s very similar to what Zemo did.

She didn’t care about the collateral damage, about all the innocent people suffering because of her revenge. All she cared about was destruction.

There is no justification in the world that can explain GOING OUT OF YOUR WAY to unleash the Hulk on a city of innocent people. She did this out of the sheer desire for destruction - for the lone reason that she wanted the Avengers to look bad. How many people died in Johannesburg because of the Hulk’s rampage at her hands? 

We don’t know. It is never addressed. But I dare any Wanda Maximoff fan to defend her actions in Johannesburg to me. Please, step forward. I’m waiting.

Also note that she only changed her mind when she found out Ultron planned to destroy the whole world. She was perfectly okay following his plan until then.

Then we have CW. Arguably, she is trying to do better (possibly because of Pietro’s death?). Arguably, the explosion is an accident.

Honestly, I don’t really blame Wanda for Lagos. She did what she could. Would someone else had found a better solution? Perhaps. Would she have done better with more training? Maybe. But that’s on Steve.

What I do blame her for is her not taking responsibility for those actions. She chose to go to Hydra and turn herself into a weapon. She can’t just shrug off these consequences now. And that line. “I can’t control their fear, only my own”. Really? She literally did exactly that in Age of Ultron. She mind controls people. That’s what she does. She is also one of the people in the battle of Leipzig that visibly doesn’t hold back. Leaving Tony aside, she threw Natasha very hard. And that is not even considering what she did to poor Vision before. Vision, who was trying to protect her, cheer her up with his bad cooking. It’s like kicking a puppy.

Since then, I’ve seen all sorts of posts assigning all kind of excuses for Wanda’s behavior. Another Tumblr user said that some people have accused Tony of molesting her. No. Just no.

You know who was molested in age of Ultron? Most everybody else. Tony, who was tortured with his worst fears. Natasha - with her memories of the Red Room. Even Steve and Thor, although for the most part, their visions were somewhat more… sedate. And let’s talk about Bruce. Remember Bruce Banner, the guy who said that being the Hulk is like being “like an exposed nerve”, whose worst nightmare is losing control of the rage monster? 

For people who have seen Jessica Jones, I want you to take a step back and make a parallel between Wanda Maximoff and Killgrave. Or alternately, even Zemo and the Hydra words. I won’t even mention Loki, because anyone who knows me even slightly knows how he is my cuddle bunny and I want to protect him forever. But really… How is it different? Just because she is a woman?

She is not a victim. She is the attacker. Women can be rapists and molesters too. Remember that.

We can all agree that women get treated badly in superhero movies. But that doesn’t mean we should ignore the character’s faults by dumping everything on somebody else.  I don’t care if you’re a woman, a man, or a space alien. If you do something bad, you need to take responsibility for your actions. End rant. (With thanks to @lady-may-driu for pointing out the parallel to Zemo and listening to me)

“Maybe none of this is about control. Maybe it really isn’t about who can own whom, who can do what to whom and get away with it, even as far as death. Maybe it isn’t about who can sit and who has to kneel or stand or lie down, legs spread open. Maybe it’s about who can do what to whom and be forgiven for it. Never tell me it amounts to the same thing.”

Character: Offred

Book: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

If you engage cosplayers in a negative manner: harass them, stalk them at cons, try to physically assault them, and insult them over the fictional character, which they decided to put time and money into, that they are cosplaying–

you need to stop, you need help, and you should not be allowed inside cons, at all.

Conventions are a place all fans, of any fandom, are free to express themselves and “become” their favorite fictional characters. Where they can go meet and connect with others, create memories with friends, show off their cosplaying skills/artistic hard work.

You do not get to dictate what people get to cosplay now. That’s crossing the line entirely. As long as the cosplayer is not hurting anyone and is just there to have a good time, you are actually the problem, and it’s you who needs to leave if it’s that big of an issue to *you*, not the cosplayer. They also paid to be there, they don’t have to do anything for you or anyone else if they aren’t hurting anyone.

Do not be an asshole and bully someone at a con because they’re cosplaying characters from a show/story/movie etc.. That you don’t like or support.
You are not that entitled, you will face deeper repercussions outside of the internet, whether it be reasonable punishments or not.

50 Asks
  1. What was your favorite 90s show?
  2. What is the last song you played?
  3. What is one character you feel particularly tied to?
  4. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
  5. How do you keep yourself organized, if you do?
  6. You’re in a bad mood. How do you choose to deal with it?
  7. You can marry one fictional character. Who?
  8. If you weren’t born in this era, which do you think you should have been born in?
  9. Coffee, tea, or water?
  10. Name one weird gift you’d like to be given.
  11. One thing that always creeps you out?
  12. What is your Starbucks order?
  13. Are you more like your mom or your dad?
  14. Does the toilet paper roll belong with paper coming from the top or the bottom?
  15. You get to meet one author of your choosing (dead or alive) and ask them all your unanswered questions about their book. Who do you talk to?
  16. Do all disasters have an up side? Or is that foolish thinking?
  17. What is your favorite rainy day album?
  18. Do you tan easily?
  19. Do/did you ever pass notes to your friends in school?
  20. You are going to be isolated with one person for a week straight. Who is with you?
  21. What is your feel good movie?
  22. If you had to dye your hair, what color would you choose?
  23. What is something you are proud of?
  24. Tell me a story about you.
  25. Name a lesson you have learned from a fictional character.
  26. Any recurring dreams?
  27. If you could take a long roadtrip anywhere, where would you go?
  28. What was the first concert/show you attended?
  29. Best sing-along-dance-alone-in-your-room songs?
  30. Weirdest phase you went through as a kid
  31. Pro- or anti-sleeping with socks?
  32. Are you still in touch with your first best friend?
  33. The moment when you realized you loved _____ (music, sports, etc)
  34. Jelly or jam?
  35. Have you ever learned to knit or crochet?
  36. Tell the story of your first love
  37. A book you would recommend to anyone who would listen
  38. A movie you would recommend to anyone who would listen
  39. Are you good at keeping plants alive?
  40. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
  41. Something you’ll admit to the internet but not people irl
  42. You’re in a tattoo parlor about to get inked. What are you getting done?
  43. What are you like when you are really really tired?
  44. Do you prefer taking notes on paper or online
  45. Are you a leg jiggler?
  46. What makes a song /good/ in your opinion?
  47. How many drafts do you have on your blog(s)?
  48. Are you an old soul or young soul?
  49. Frosted cupcakes or unfrosted cupcakes?
  50. What do you think your mid-life crisis will be about?
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This fandom has harassed Finn so much about Millie’s birthday it’s ridiculous. People started going after HIS BROTHER begging for him to making an Instagram post to the point where both of them had to tweet this. “Fillie” is not going to happen and harassing Finn doesn’t do anything but hurt their friendship. He’s a fourteen year old kid and every single day he’s attacked on Instagram by people who don’t realize that Finn and Millie are real people. They aren’t fictional characters you can ship. They’re real people who have made it clear time after time that they’re uncomfortable with Fillie shipping to the point where you can just see the strain it puts on their friendship. Do you realize why Finn didn’t post something for Millie’s birthday? It’s not because he hates her or because he’s lazy or whatever, he didn’t post anything because anything he ever says about Millie comes back to bite him when Fillie shippers go crazy over it. So he doesn’t post anything and in response he gets attacked by Fillie shippers because he’s not “proving their ship is real” or any of that bs. It makes me so angry to see how people treat Finn and Millie. Get it through your heads that they aren’t dating and harassing them about it is making them uncomfortable. They’re real people, they’re KIDS, you can’t just ship them like you do for fictional characters. Leave Finn and Millie alone, stop this Fillie bullcrap, and stop harassing them on social media. This is getting out of hand. Finn and Millie aren’t Mike and Eleven. Ship mileven all you’d like, but understand that the actors are not their characters. Leave these kids alone

anonymous asked:

could you rec some wlw ya books? thanksss

this will be so long I hope you’re ready

  • The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow: literally one of my fave books of all time, amazingly complex villain, super strong main character dates her adorable gf (neither of them say the word bi because it’s in the future but I’m pretty sure they both are), you will be genuinely confused which side is good and which side is bad, the three main characters are So Good, tw for an unhappy ending to this one, but a sequel is coming out and I’m confident the ending will be semi-happy. 
  • Love Letters To The Dead: the wlw “side-romance” is honestly given just as much screentime as (if not more than) the main romance. literally one of my all-time favorite romances in anything ever, I read this book in my questioning phase and it changed my life
  • This Is Where It Ends: lesbians at a school shooting, primarily non-white characters, you will cry (spoilers: they both live and stay together)
  • The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie: lesbian pirate x lesbian sea monster trainer in the future. Literally. There’s a sequel coming soon, and I have faith that it will end happily. The author draws fanart of Swift and Cas kissing and posts it to her tumblr (again, not kidding, there’s some on my blog). Main character is asian. otp: equal footing
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray: f/f romance, one lesbian one bi girl and one trans girl. Hilarious social commentary, very feminist, lots of woc. Libba Bray also has another hist fiction series that I’ve heard is gay (the first book is called A Great And Terrible Beauty) but I don’t know much about it. 
  • Lies My Girlfriend Told Me: Basically: Girl #1 finds out her dead girlfriend was cheating on her with Girl #2. Girl #1 and Girl #2 fall in love. This book is so adorable. The author has several thousand other wlw books so knock yourselves out. 
  • Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan: a cheesefest with racial diversity. I love this book so much (it’s so good and PURE) even though it’s not hugely deep. 
  • You Know Me Well by David Levithan + Nina Lacour: The authors alone should be enough to make you want to read this. I still am lowkey bitter the two boys didn’t end up together, but they stay friends and all so it’s fine. Found family!
  • Ash and Huntress by Malinda Lo: occur in the same world, although you don’t have to read both. Ash is lesbian cinderella. Huntress focuses more on character development and is my personal favorite, but tw for a bittersweet ending. Malinda Lo also wrote the Adaptation series, featuring a bisexual protag and her alien gf, but that one wasn’t my favorite. I know a lot of people who love it though!
  • Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley: 1960s civil rights era lesbians, ends happily. It emphasizes all of the problematic tropes often used in “overcoming racism” stories and why they’re not okay. This was recced to me by a black person so I trust that assessment. I also really love her other books, which have a lot of wlw as well. 
  • Otherbound: f/f romance, bi girl as main character. There’s literally not a single white character. It’s about body swapping and fantasy! talks frankly about the issues in the main relationship, suspenseful. Sense8 in a way.  
  • Fat Angie by E. Charlton-Trujillo: A girl sees Angie for who she truly is and they fall in love. Probably the least fatphobic book with a fat main character I’ve ever read. Pure!
  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld: Storyline between two authors in New York, ends happily and is paralleled to main romance storyline. the protagonist was confirmed acearo spec on Twitter (it’s pretty obvious if you read the book) which makes my ace wlw ass happy!
  • Everything Leads To You by Nina Lacour: moviemaker wlw! cheesy as all hell, but adorable and really deep. very much recommended if you’re into moviemaking or acting
  • The Dark Wife by Sara Diemer: Persephone / Hades, literally fan fiction. My gay classics student ass unabashedly loved this. I think you can get it free on the author'a blog? Attempted rape tw (not between the main couple, their relationship was entirely consensual)
  • 10 Things I Can See From Here: Main character has anxiety and falls in love with girl who isn’t afraid of anything. This was cute and good for people with anxiety, although not quite as deep as it tried to be. 

Some That Aren’t Love Stories Quite As Much: 

  • Far From You by Tess Sharpe: crime thriller with bi / recovering drug addict main character and major f/f romance. Not a happy ending for the couple bc the romance is in the past, but happy ending for the protagonist. This is one of my all time faves. 
  • Exit Pursued By A Bear by EK Johnston: About the main character’s rape and her subsequent abortion. Main character does not have a romance plot, but her best friend (the second most important character) is a lesbian and falls in love with another friend. This one doesn’t belong quite as much, but it’s one of my all time favorite books ever and it’s all about female friendship / love. (ALSO READ HER OTHER BOOK A THOUSAND NIGHTS)
  • Cherry: About female friendships and relationships with sex, really feminist. There are four girls, one realizes she’s gay, and her friends are just so pure and supportive about it???? there’s a bit of romance but I still feel like it’s more about the friendships between the girls. 
  • Tricks and sequel Traffick by Ellen Hopkins: about kids forced into prositution, so all the tws. among main characters, there’s a gay guy and a bi girl who leans towards women (actual quote from her!). Ignore the back that says “four straight one gay” because it’s a lie. (I had so much fun with that the first time I read these.) Two separate f/f romances and a m/m romance. The bi girl is such an amazing character and I love her with all my heart. Don’t remember ending for couples but the girl is definitely happy. 
  • Kissing The Witch: Sometimes-gay versions of fairytales, really really interesting. 
  • If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan: realistic fiction about what wlw in Iran have to go through. tw for a not-great end for the couple, but there’s no death and the main character is happy. It’s more about the self-acceptance of the main character than about the romance. Also deals with trans issues. 
  • Ask The Passengers by A.S. King: a very different sort of book? it’s hard to explain. more about coming out than about romance. Happy ending. 
  • The Miseducation Of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth: again, more about coming out, but wow this book is amazing. Happy ending. 

Fucked-Up Female Friendships Aesthetic

  • Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls by: This book is so freaky and messed up and I’m still not exactly sure how it ended, but it still blew me away. The Mr and Mrs Smith wlw au you never knew you wanted, although I’m not going to spoil how. Fucked up ending but still happyish? 
  • Dare Me by Megan Abbot: This book is creepy as fuck and revolves around the relationship between two girls which is… really gay, like canonically gay. I liked this a lot, but be warned that it’s not a romance. Happy ending mostly?
  • Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas: This one had a lot of wasted potential in the form of a well-built story about the craziness of rich kids partying, but it is a very good murder mystery focused around two girls. 

I’ve read all of these, so ask me if you have any questions about them! If you’re looking for more masterposts, try @wlwbooksource

There are few important things I really want to talk about. Please reblog so everyone who’s in Eddsworld Fandom can see.

FIRST OF ALL, I just want to make sure people understands that what they are doing is wrong and how they are ruining the fandom. Here are some points I sorted out.

1. TomTord Fandom

I’m not judging the ship. I actually like Tomtord ㅡ they’re cute together. I ship them AS A FICITIONAL CHARACTER NOT A REAL PERSON?! WHAT THE HELL?!  HOW DARE YOU HARASS TOM AND TORD?! DON’T YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT THE WORD PRIVACY IS? YOU NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S REALITY AND WHAT’S NOT. BECAUSE OF YOU GUYS, TORD LEFT. BECAUSE OF YOU GUYS, NOW TOM IS GONE TOO. PLEASE PLEASE, PLEASE GROW UP AND BE MATURE.

And now for the people who hates the ship. Look, I get it ㅡ you guys probably don’t know why people ship them because they clearly hate each other but look. There’s a thing called “hate ship”. You pair two characters who hate each other. Basically every fandom has one so you need to get over with it. Don’t tell tomtord shippers weird or don’t just swear at them. Nobody’s the same so you should respect what others like or ship.

2. Shipwars

Oh god where do we start… Everyone has their own OTP and you should respect others. People can ship whatever they want if it’s fictional! Please don’t say this ship is better than the other. That’s only your opinion. Everyone can’t be the same. If you keep saying them aloud you’ll bring hatred over some people. DON’T.

3. Forced Shipping

For all eddsworld askblogs ㅡ this message goes to you. Except for the blogs that’s about specific ships. (EX. Ask toredd! Ask tomtord!) That way people knows what ships they have so who hates it can easily avoid it.

There might be some people who are very uncomfortable with the ship you guys are including on the blog. Especially in the au blog. People there are following the blog because they’re interested in the plot and the story line the au follows. Well, maybe some ships but you shouldn’t put that in the middle.

4. Using arts without credit

THIS IS THE HUGE PROBLEM. I SEE MANY PEOPLE USING MY ARTWORKS, AND MY FRIENDS’. THEY NEVER CREDIT US, OR NEVER EVER ASKED US. PLEASE ASK THE ORIGINAL ARTIST BEFORE YOU USE IT. WE WORKED VERY HARD ON IT. HOURS AND HOURS. IT’S NOT EASY TO CREATE SOMETHING. RESPECT US AND STOP DOING THAT. THIS GOES TO ALL THE FANDOMS, NOT JUST EDDSWORLD

5. Harassment

As you know, Tord and Tom left because people wouldn’t stop forcing them to make out or be together in real life ㅡ same goes to Paultryk now. I’m not saying that I’m against the ship. I’m saying that don’t cross the line. Imagine if group of people shipping you with your friend and won’t stop talking about it and forcing you to kiss your friend. How annoying would that be? Also, please when you draw fan arts or write a fanfiction don’t use their last name because that’s just messed up. They’re real life people just like you and me! Later, if they get a job or something normally their boss searches up their name to see who they are. WELP IF YOU LOOK AT THE RESULTS THERE WILL BE GAY FANARTS ALL OVER THE PLACE PLEASE DON’T RUIN THEIR LIFE. PEOPLE ALSO SENDS BUNCH OF GAY FANARTS TO THEM ALSO?! WHY WOULD YOU THINK THAT’S A GOOD IDEA?!??!

Tord can’t even use his own name now because of you guys. He disappeared because he was scared, disgusted by you people. Tord’s youtube channel is gone too ㅡ why are you doing this to them? 

6. R.I.P

EVERY FUCKING TIME I LOOK AT THE COMMENT SECTION THERE’S ALWAYS A COMMENT SAYING R.I.P EDD. YES I KNOW HE’S NOT WITH US ANYMORE AND YOU GUYS ARE JUST BEING POLITE BUT PLEASE FUCKING STOP SPAMMING THAT. THINK OF WHAT THE EDDSWORLD CREW WILL FEEL. I FEEL SORRY FOR THEIR NOTIFICATION BOX. OH HEY GUESS WHAT IF YOU LOOK AT TOMSKA’S CHANNEL DARKSQUIDGE THAT COMMENT IS ALL OVER THE PLACE. Please just stop. That’s messed up. We get it. He’s in heaven where he can drink cola whenever he wants. Don’t remind us about it. We won’t forget, we promise. You don’t have to constantly tell us. 


It’s not fine at all.

What the fuck is wrong with you all? Why? We all love Eddsworld but you guys are ruining it for many people.

I don’t usually talk about this, but I need to get this out.
I still don’t understand why there’s so much hatred for this character on this site (before I joined tumblr, I actually didn’t know that there are people out there who genuinely hate him even after the last book came out and spend time writing hate posts about this fictional character all the time?)…but he’s still my favorite anyway and nothing I read on this site can change my mind.

Female-Driven Genre-Fiction Wishlist:

  • Girl teams, all girl teams.
  • Female characters of color who actually represent their culture.
  • Less self-sacrificing, martyr girls more girls and women who do things for themselves without feeling bad about it or people judging them for it.
  • Mothers who do things other than parent and cook.
  • Mother and daughter characters who don’t hate each others guts.
  • No more “I’m not like the other girls”.
  • Girl characters who are good at math and science.
  • More poor female characters, who come from nothing, and exploring how that effects their heroism. And I don’t mean like middle-class poor, I mean, like having to chose between food and paying bills poor.
  • Girls who don’t like each other, but can still respect each other.
  • No more girl heroes/villains whose tragic backstory is getting raped.
  • No more female characters of color dying or sacrificing themselves for white female characters.
  • More fat girl characters in fantasy and other genre fiction who are the ones kicking-ass and taking names and being haled the hero. That are defined by something other than their weight.
  • More girls of various body-types other than “lean.”
  • More disabled characters in stories that aren’t necessarily about their disability.
  • More unattractive girl characters.
  • Girls that are not looking for relationships or losing their virginity.
  • More non-binary female characters.
  • More LGBTAQ+ female characters.
  • “Strong” female characters who actually do things other than fight all the time and have a personality.
  • More “strong” female characters whose “strength” is something other than fighting.
  • No more stories sold as “feminist” in which only the leading character is female and everyone else is man, and only other female characters are minor or antagonists.
  • No more using “like a girl” or being a girl as an insult.
  • Stop making female characters be “bitches” just because. Unlikable characters are still supposed to be likable, meaning: love to hate, hate to love. Just look at Scarlett O’Hara, she’s a godawful awful person, but she’s a fantastic character.

Feel free to add yours.