gabby is my favorite

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Bellona: Zelda, the cupboard is looking at me.

Zelda: No, Bellona, it isn’t.

Gabby: I don’t like this house.

Laura: I felt the same way when I first came here, Gabby.

Gabby: Why is it only raining if I look out of this window?

Laura: I have no idea.

Bellona: That cupboard just winked at me. It doesn’t have a face. But I know it winked at me.

Inanimate objects shouldn’t wink.

Doctor Strange: That’s a restrictive rule.

I’m sorry to keep you waiting. I just had to exorcise something.

Gabby: That’s a pretty weird sentence.

Doctor Strange: Not in this house.

There was a lot I loved about All-New Wolverine #4, but this exchange might be my favorite. Laura has taken Zelda, Bellona and Gabby to see Doctor Strange, and they’re all pretty weirded out by his house.

Script by Tom Taylor, art by David Lopez, David Navarrot and Nathan Fairbairn, lettering by Cory Petit, production design by Manny Mederos, edited by Christina Harrington, Darren Shan, and Mark Paniccia

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, the holiday for all things love. Here are my all time favorite ships. All of them show the power and beauty of love. 

none of the are mine

1. Swan Queen, Regina Mills and Emma Swan, Once Upon a Time

2. Mirandy, Miranda Priestly and Andrea Sachs, The Devil wears Prada 

3. Rizzles, Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, Rizzoli & Isles

4. Brenda Johnson and Sharon Raydor, the Closer

5. Laura Roslin and Kara Thrace (Starbuck), Battlestar Galactica

6. J7, Kathryn Janeway and Seven of Nine (Annika Hanson), Star Trek: Voyager

7. Xena and Gabrielle, Xena Warrior Princess

8. Stahma Tarr and Kenya Rosewater, Defiance

I was tagged by @queenofasgard-wifeofloki, thank you!!

The challenge is to create a collage of pictures from your camera roll, so here’s mine!

I tag (you don’t have to do it unless you want to):

@mellowcupcakeperson, @sassyhuman, @darya-the-fangirl, @gabberwocky, and @my-neighbor-castiel

thegabbieshow: Ok so um as soon as Brendan saw me he gave me a huge hug and said “I know u! I love ur vines! Ur hilarious!” and I caught it on camera so it’ll be on my vlog channel (YouTube.com/thegabbievlogs!) it’s crazy that I started listening to them 10 years ago and I’m STILL buying their albums, WHAT?! Panic! At this disco has always been and will always be one of my all time favorite bands.

anonymous asked:

I like how different the httyd girls are from each other. Ruffnut is a tomboy and damn proud of it. Heather is the edgy and troubled one. Astrid probably the most girly one but proud of her femininity and still kicks ass. Valka is the feral and badass one who follow her heart. Gothi is a combination of everything. There is no Berk without Gothi. They are all very different. I love them all.

Every single female character in DreamWorks’ HTTYD franchise is distinct - just as they should be! I am really pleased with the fact all the women have such unique personas. Not only are they very different, but they do not fit a lot of prototypical female character molds we see in literature. So often female characters show recycled wooden warrioresses or Mary Sues, but the women of How to Train Your Dragon show more in depth, unique characters.

Valka is not just a badass. She’s also a woman with complex insecurities derived from her choice to abandon Berk and live isolated from humankind for twenty years. She demonstrates the abilities for a mother’s tenderness as much as wallop Drago’s butt with an enormous dragon hoard. Valka has her quirks, her strengths, her weaknesses, and many facets to her personality. This is no cardboard cutout woman but someone very intricately real.

Ruffnut depicts a personality not typically given to women in film and literature. Tomboys may be popular, but Ruffnut is not just a tomboy. She is a thrill seeker, an adrenaline junkie, a clown, and a girl with rather peculiar penchants and quirks. Not enough women are given little personality quirks in stories. Helheim, even overarchingly most comedic characters are male. Yet Ruffnut gives us a rather violent tomboy without fear for pain and a complete goof-around who is at the same time also is an unabashed flirt when she sees good muscle. She’s a jokester comedian, not afraid to get rough and get dirty, and it’s great.

Then there’s Astrid. As you say, she has some clearly prototypically and unabashedly feminine traits about her, yet at the same time, she also is a warrioress. Astrid contains a balance between tenderness and toughness, compassion and competitiveness, acceptance and hardheaded aggression. I love that we can get all of that in a cohesive character. Astrid is more than a stale kick butt action lady.

Gothi is a revered elder of the village, a woman of authority, magic, enchantments, and ceremony. She is powerful stuff, and it’s great to see her have such a “say” in Berk. As you say, “there is no Berk without Gothi”. She is central to it all: healing, leadership, knowledge, more.

Heather? Ohhhh Heather. I have already screamed about her extensively in an analysis, but I have to say again: they do a good job with her. They give her many tropes, but they build a colorful world and create a distinct female character with her. Heather is the first character who really is gray, not acting clearly as a “good guy” or a “bad guy”. She has confidence… but also incredible instability. 

And it doesn’t just end there! How to Train Your Dragon’s book series does just as marvelous a job at creating diverse female characters. Valhallarama is the most fearsomely Vikingly heroine out there. Tantrum is the teenager in love who goes against her father’s wishes. Excellinor is just as clever as Hiccup and a frightful, explosive antagonist. Camicazi is my favorite of all-time for her gabbiness, cockiness, and unrelenting bravado. And Eggingarde is a poor girl under harsh circumstances who speaks with utter Doom.

It’s great! The How to Train Your Dragon franchise may not be perfect in dealing with women, and there are most certainly some things I could say in constructive criticism pertaining to their weaknesses. There are some problems. But. I agree with you wholeheartedly. One area they do very well in is depicting a very WIDE variety of female characters, all containing depth, personality quirks, strengths, weaknesses, and more!

cuddlycosplay87  asked:

Katness had found Gabby and went up to her. "Hey Gabby, do you and your parents want to come on a trip with me and James? Its gonna be loads of fun, and its one of my favorite places to go."

Gabby: Well, my parents are busy. But I’m available.