Someday I’ll explain it to you, why they came, why they won’t ever go away. But I’ll tell you how I survive it. I make a list in my head, of all the good things I’ve seen someone do. Every little thing I can remember. It’s like a game. I do it over and over. Gets a little tedious after all these years, but… there are much worse games to play.
Hi, hello, hi! You know what time of the year it is? It’s the time when we celebrate a relationship of fictional characters, because we are cool like that. Anyway, you know what to do, right?
on 22nd of April post your River/Doctor edits,
when I say edits, I mean: gifsets, graphics, metas, fics, fanart, fanmixes, videos - whatever tickles your fancy,
tag your edits with #river doctor appreciation day. You can also use other tags, for example: #river song edit (or #riversongedit because people use both of these tags), #rd edit, #drfic, #eleven x river, #twelve x river etc. Make sure to use #river doctor appreciation day tag as one of the first 5 tags, otherwise I won’t be able to see your post and reblog it,
other than that: have fun, enjoy yourself, cry a little and don’t bash other ships/characters,
if you want to, reblog this post to spread the word,
Saturday July 1st - Friday July 7th: It’s that time of year again, it’s DailyAprilKepner’s 3rd annual April Kepner Appreciaton Week! To celebrate our favourite trauma surgeon, we invite you to participate and to contribute in any way you like (ex: gifsets, graphics, videos, picspams, etc.) and we will reblog your work to our blog.* Feel free to participate in as many days as you would like–there is no obligation to do them all. Don’t forget to tag your work with #AKweek17 and/or #dailyaprilkepner (make sure it is one of the first five tags in order for it to be seen), If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an ask!
July 1st - Day 1: Favourite happy moment(s) July 2nd - Day 2: Hair envy July 3rd - Day 3: Powerful parallel July 4th - Day 4: Favourite familial relationship July 5th - Day 5: Best character growth moment(s) July 6th - Day 6: Inspired creation (whether it be from a quote, a song, a poem, another gifset, etc.) July 7th - Day 7: Favourite episodes from each of the 8 seasons (that April has been in :P)
Today’s Captain Swan Big Bang Spotlight features @seastarved!
What kinds of artwork do you make?
Manips, gifs and graphics.
What’s your favorite thing about creating artwork?
It’s soothing for me. It’s a way for me to be creative even when I’m incredibly stressed. I can’t seem to make words happen when I’m stressed out but photoshop is my little safe haven where I can mess around, make people make out and write little snippets of poetry or words and sort of combine them and try to tell a story that way.
What’s one of your greatest strengths when it comes to creating artwork?
Hmm, I’m not sure tbh. I guess, I like that I am confident enough in my skills as a writer to try and use those skills when I do more visual art as well? I like that I can complement both forms of art with one another, I suppose.
What’s something you’ve always wanted to try your hand at, but haven’t had a chance yet?
I want to try making those incredible AU gifsets that some people make. They’re like little movies and I’m always so so in awe of how wonderful they are.
If you participated in the first Captain Swan Big Bang, what was the experience like for you? What are you looking forward to this time around?
I was a writer first time around and had to drop out unfortunately because my story got far too long–I’m still writing it in fact haha!– and life got in the way. But it was a fun experience! This time, I’m looking forward to making some fun manips :D
Making that image was a labour of love :D I knew what I wanted it to look like and I would work on it between writing words for the story and I’m quite happy with the way it turned out, like Killian stepping out of the frame to take Emma’s hand.
Because this is a redo of my first ever manip which tbf was a complete disaster haha! It’s not a very complicated piece of work. I have done so many more that are far more complex but this one holds a special place in my heart because it showed me just how far I’d come you know?
My Wife is Having an Affair this Week ( 2016 ) “If you were to barge in & beat up the other person due to your emotions, you might feel better for a little while, but nothing is going to change. What would your wife think of you if you were to do something like that? Are you truly ready to end things with your wife? If there’s still time left, try convincing her not to go. You must first think about your child and prior to it happening, how you will find the road to healing.”
I just saw this really pretty kallura gifset that I can’t tag because I’m doing this via mobile/I don’t want to make that set maker feel bad but it got me ranting:
tl;dr kallura is so much better as a friendship
lemme first acknowledge and then continue ignoring how tiring shipping has become bc of this hellsite real quick … ok cool talk time
Season 1 Keith does not care about or respect anyone but Shiro, can we agree; Keith is like his lion, he’s hotheaded and you have to earn his respect. You can tell the difference in who he really respects at the end of the day, and specifically towards the end of that season, episode 11 I think where he charges into a battle he is told by Coran that he clearly cannot win, and in earlier episodes where he directly ignores/undermines Allura and listens to Shiro or to himself.
That’s some of who Keith is and I’m not faulting him for it, I just want in out there plain so this thought process can be followed
Long story short, S!1 Keith, like the rest of the team, does not truly care about Allura yet. She’s just a woman with a sad story and someone who gave them powerful lions. They have homes they want to return to but have this great destiny thrusted upon all of them. They all want to go home, they all have to understand what Voltron is for themselves rather than Allura constantly telling them what Voltron is.
Keith has to learn to respect Allura.
He has to learn to like others.
Now, fast forward to that coveted scene where he saves Allura floating in space. That is so beautiful without having to be romantic at all.
That is Keith opening up.
That is Keith caring about another life.
Like he’s done with Shiro and Lance previously, this is Keith showing he’s not just fierce in combat but also fierce in loyalty and caring.
That is perfect character rounding, why does it have to have a romantic attactment?
Keith looking at Allura less as a Princess who gave them a mission and more as a person who has been struggling longer in this battle than anyone, Keith respecting another person, Keith caring is interesting. Keith falling for her?
I don’t see it,
I don’t get why he would need to or have the time to;
Instead of making it one of those “we didn’t even realize we loved each other” tropes what it could build toward is a platonic “I didn’t realize how important you were to me” and it would work fine.
It would not only be the team’s feelings toward Allura, it’d would perfectly scope Keith’s feelings in general.
I just really don’t see why Keith needs to love anyone but himself.
As a part of Spread the Love Day, I want to highlight those that I stalk the most. These people bring me LIFE on this website. Seriously. Let me tell you a little about each of them.
@saucynewf - I am pretty sure that Pam is determined to remain #1 on my list. She supplies me with as much Dean Porn as a girl could hope. I never know what I’m going to get, and it makes following her that much MORE exciting. If you would like to get your Dean fix on, head on over to Pam’s blog and FOLLOW HER.
@blacktithe7 - I LOVE Erin. She knows how to write Jensen and SUCK ME IN. I recently re-read her Rockstar! Jensen AU Silk and Rough Velvet.If you, like me, have a thing for Jensen singing, you need to give this series a try. It is SUCH a roller coaster that you won’t regret. Then you need to read her NEWEST Jensen series Forward. It has been absolutely delightful. I’m enjoying every damn second of it. Follow Erin RIGHT NOW.
@deansdirtylittlesecretsblog - Mimi is absolute fanfic ROYALTY. Just saying. I love pretty much every bloody thing she writes. Let me just lay it down for you. An Unassuming Life Series is a Mechanic! Dean x Reader AU in which you will absolutely lose yourself. Then she writes THE BEST Dean x Donna pairing EVER. It’s my drug, and she is my supplier. I swear. I CAN NOT get enough. Then there is The Arrangement. A Mechanic! Dean x Reader series in which you will LOSE YOUR SHIT. It is so damn good. So, why are you still looking at me, go follow her and readall the things.
@ravengirl94 - Let’s talk about Emily, shall we? I discovered her blog just a week ago and all I can think is, “Where the HELL has this been all my life?!” Holy Toledo, Batman. This girl CAN WRITE. The first thing I read was her Billionaire! Dean x Reader AU The Arrangement. I’m so in love with it I can hardly function. It brings me life and makes me smile and feel all kinds of things. THIS is like a book. It’s so well written and sucks you in. And it’s way different than almost anything out there. Then the way she writes Jensen is utterly AMAZING. Check out her I Want Crazy Series. It will not disappoint. Then while you’re at it, just FOLLOW HER ALREADY.
@justjensenanddean - My supplier for EVERYTHING Jensen and Dean. Whether it’s Jensen singing or being an AMAZING father or Dean in all is beautiful glory, this blog makes sure I never go without these two men. Bless you, my friend. Thank you for always creating and reblogging THE BEST stuff. Ugh, go follow this blog, you fools!
@torn-and-frayed - You made the list again, Steph! :p I can not say enough about this woman. She has a masterfully executed Series Rewrite in which she has inserted the reader into now up to FIVE SEASONS of Supernatural. I don’t know how in the hell she does it, dudes. Then there is Daddy’s Little Lovebug. I LOVE It so hard. And we can’t forget her Send the Pain Below Series. It’s a Jensen x Reader, and it hurts so good. She is basically the queen of angst and making your heart HURT. Go follow her. She is bloody brilliant.
@impala-dreamer - Let me count the ways that Bekah drives me wild. Let’s start with ALL THE SMUT. She sure knows how to drive my Dean fantasies WILD. Enchanted Encounter is a completely wonderful example of that. The reader gets cursed and all kinds of wonderfullness ensues. Goodmorning, Princess and Goodnight, Princess are both PERFECT examples of how I want to wake up and go to sleep EVERY DAMN DAY. Then there was the time that Bekah made me HATE HER with The End of Time. I’m telling you, get some tissues. I was so damn pissed at the end of this one, I cried for a while, then lashed out. Everything Bekah does is GOLD. She also writes Sam, blah blah, and it’s not so bad either. *rolls eyes* Go follow her talented ass. NOW!
@jacklesonmymind - Constantly reblogging ANYTHING and EVERYTHING Jensen and Dean. Bless her for making sure I don’t go anytime without seeing his beautiful face on my dash. I don’t know what I’d do without some of these wonderful trashy rebloggers. They bring me LIFE. You are AMAZING.
@misswhizzy - Liz, Liz, Liz… You make sure that if I missed it the first time around from someone, that I’m going to see it once you reblog or post it. I feel like there are so many wonderful gifsets that I would have missed out on if it weren’t for you and your wonderful eye for beauty. You have a wonderfully run blog and it fills my dash with joy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
There are SO MANY MORE great blogs out there, but today these are the wonderful souls I am featuring. What are you doing still reading this!? Go Follow their wonderful asses!