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RVB s15e7 notes (SPOILERS)

-Caboose playing dead is amazing

-why the crab

-i love the mocking of the horror movie tropes

-tucker got DEAD. SCREWED.

-i am going to name my children after spencer

-so how screwed is tucker financially now?

-SIMMONS GOT DEVELOPMENT

-I support grimmons EVEN MORE NOW after this.

-WHO IS THE WHITE GUY?! WHO IS HE?!?! IM SO CONFUSED!!!

-WHERE WERE DOC AND WASH EVEN? were they there i didnt see them

give it time (trini/kim, pre-relationship)

So! Tomorrow is @plastic-pipes’ birthday and since I was never given a prompt, I figured I’d just base this birthday ficlet off of some awesome art that pipes drew instead. (And how could I resist adding a trope to it?) Hope you have a great b-day, pal! :D


“So, this isn’t exactly how I saw our night off going.”

Kim’s face is only illuminated by the light of their two phones, but it’s easy to see the frustration in the tiny pinch of her forehead and slight dip of the corners of her lips, despite the lightness of her tone.

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Something I really, really love about Strange Magic is what it does with the Beauty and the Beast trope:  

It’s not about ‘beauty’ changing the ‘beast’, it’s about healing him, AND vice versa; about (intentionally or not) soothing each other’s still painful scars, and accepting them.  They’re both the ‘beauty’ and the ‘beast’.  They’re both truly kind and compassionate, they’ve both been hurt, and they’re both different from the rest. 

ML Opening Is Anime

Full disclosure: I’m not an anime fan.  I watch maybe one show a year, and that’s because my husband and/or online friend makes me.  Even when I was an anime fan in the late 90s/early 2000s, I still didn’t watch a lot of it.  However, even I noticed this in the few shoujo animes I’ve seen.

Thanks to @c0s7um3t3ch for pointing out the bread in mouth trope in the beginning credits and sparking this idea :D

The majority of the opening credits of Miraculous Ladybug is an anime opening, you guys.  I’m probably not the first person to notice this….but here we go!

Courtesy of TV Tropes, here’s the rundown:


“Panning up to the sky” and “Close ups on the eyes”

These don’t have trope pages yet, but were in a forum post for “Generic Anime Opening”.  This one is a stretch because they’re technically panning up to Mari on the Eiffel Tower, but there’s still sky there…


“The classic image is of someone running down the street with a slice of toast hanging out of their mouth–”

These two are called “Late For School”.  You guys know the one.


“–bumping into important people in a manner that gets the plot started.”

(FYI–I could get into a long discussion about why the cat is “important people”, but just go read my post.)  This is also the “Cute Clumsy Girl” trope.


Find out what else my addled brain came up with below the cut…

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dangerouslyaddictivethings  asked:

1988. Childhood friends, mutual pining after thousands years of denial. I love your fics so much. 10/10 recommend

Jonny first met Patrick in 1995, when Patrick smashed a handful of goldfish crackers into Jonny’s hair and giggled incessantly while Jonny tried to shake out the crumbs. His hands clenched at his sides, Jonny set his jaw and glared, but Patrick just smiled and asked if he wanted to play.

They built a castle together from dirt and sticks and Jonny put a worm down the back of Patrick’s shirt. They made a moat out of their juice boxes and didn’t even get scolded by their mothers, who planned a play-date as the sun went down.

Patrick’s life goal, it seemed, was to make Jonny laugh. Sometimes he was good at it - he’d make faces or put his underwear on over his pants - but sometimes he messed up. He’d call Jonny a name, or push him into a snow mound, and Jonny would cross his arms and plant himself until Patrick apologized.

Jonny started calling Patrick ‘Kaner’ after his first year in squirts hockey. Patrick was still too small to play and hated the nickname, until Jonny took him out on the ice behind his house and taught him how to steal a puck. After that, they were Kaner and Tazer, and they were on the same team the next year.

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hey if y'all want books with queer main characters that aren’t all about being queer you need to read Not Your Sidekick. it’s superhero/mild dystopia/conspiracy goodness with a whole cast of queer characters, including a bisexual girl as the lead and a very thoughtfully written trans boy. nobody gay dies (yay!) or suffers for being queer. sexuality and gender are a nonissue, outside of “oh no I like her but does she like girls???” it’s a lot of fun whole dissecting a bunch of superhero tropes. I got in this morning and finished it in about twelve hours. 10/10, would recommend

there are some respects (especially as regards worldbuilding) in which LOTR is a lot more nuanced and detailed than many later users of the genre conventions it helped popularize and so there’s some stuff that Tolkienesque fantasy gets criticised for that Tolkien himself doesn’t actually tend to do

there’s obviously plenty to criticise in LOTR itself, but it’s not always what seems obvious based on later examples of the genre, and it’s fascinating to see how those tropes have mutated