gotta do better man gotta do better

i need to like… say something about this trend i keep seeing. i feel like i say this a LOT actually on nearly all my blogs but it can’t be said enough tbh.

so like -seinfield voice- what’s the deal with all the tragic abuse stories?

and no, not like.. “haha that’s not a thing that happens” because i’m sure we each of us could say “oh but it does, here is how it happened to ME” and it would be varying degrees of abuse.. going from emotional to verbal to physical and even sexual. like i get that, i know that is a thing, trust me.

what i DONT get is how it seems to be used as The Trend that Gives Your Character A Plot or Makes Them Interesting.

Like if you remove that and your character is boring as fuck then even with it your character is boring as fuck. like ????? abuse plots/pasts/bios/whatever can be used in a way that works and a way that doesn’t make using it a gross trend or fetish or something either???

like ok if ur gonna tell me ur character is anna jo whitelastname here (bc lbr, YALL, the amt of bland white girls that this pertains to is out of fucking control. this is COMING from a white girl.) and she had the perfect parents until one day randomly they were not perfect and either they abandoned her or like, began to “show their true selves” like ???? like wtf??? and then u never explain it u just constantly write “and then they were gone! and they just had to go! it was just the way it was!”  you are not writing a background character very well. you give a background character THAT much crazy story in your muse’s story then u need to explain some shit and motives and explore that and if not…

man it feels not only tropey as FUCK but like you didn’t even try? you just wanted to put as many tropey events for “abuse” as u could to justify why your bambi whitegirl is the way she is? and the way she is… is typically STILL very boring or if not boring .. wildly illogical as to where she goes next.

like i’ve seen it go from bambi whitegirl FINALLY stops being scared and lives on her own and she goes to school and that’s it!! that’s the end of the bio, welcome to her life of… going to school??? serving coffee maybe? being cute but flinches every time u touch her???


and it’s weird and it’s gross and it’s just fucking boring. dude what is the DEAL with this? can we please stop writing these OCs that are nothing but a white bread and processed cheese sandwich of abuse tropes? let’s learn to craft a background character that can remain as such until necessary that doesn’t invalidate or make weird our muse’s stories. let’s learn to not rely on having our muses get beaten or talked shit to or what the fuck ever just to give them a hump of a plot that you can say you walked over as if you just climbed mt everest.

i mean, shit, you could leave that out and keep the BORING shit and still make that interesting bc writers do all the time??? i mean??? seinfield=a story about nothing but it’s funny as shit. most dumb sitcoms manage this and can be interesting while still doing mundane things. it is possible but the crutch of abuse as a storyline or the whole THING behind your muse is getting fucking old. yall we can do better.
A Little Tragedy - fireflysummers_ao3 - モブサイコ100 | Mob Psycho 100 [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Mob Psycho 100 Fanfiction

A Little Tragedy

Reigen Arataka is a well liked resident of the Falling Waters Care Facility.

But he’s getting real sick of it, so the old con artist tries talking his shrink into letting him out early on good behavior.

This…really isn’t a happy story. I think a lot about how, the most heartbreaking moments sometimes are the little tragedies, that seem almost mundane in the face of epic battles and whatnot.

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It’s the perfect day for some mayhem >:D

Makeup test success! Crazy Aussie is slowly coming together, and I couldn’t be more pleased with him so far. Still have a ton to do and things to tweak, but hey I’m on fire!

etoincognito  asked:

Do you think exploring the world is still one of Eren's dreams? I only ask because in 72, he didn't seem quite as excited as Armin, but the next chapter it sounded like he was still very much on board. Plus I've heard others say he's uninterested now, and may be open to the idea of settling down once the titans are no longer a threat. Personally I think Eren wants to travel the world with his friends, not miss out on it.

Disclaimer: very, very long post! TL;DR at the end!

You ask the good questions, Eto, and I love it! Chapter 72 was very bittersweet for me and I’m glad I get an opportunity to talk about it, because it’s been on my mind a lot. This is actually one of the topics that get me the most – not because 72 made other people think Eren’s outgrown the dream, but because it made Armin think so! Even more, to explain why I don’t think that’s really the case, I have to go into the core of what the dream means to each of them in the first place, which is a massive feels hazard: 

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’ If I have any more fun today I don’t think I can take it! ’
’ They just shoot a bolt in their head, and then retract it. ’
’ I like meat. Please change the subject! ’
’ I think we just picked up Dracula. ’
’ I just can’t take no pleasure in killing. ’
’ There’s just some things you gotta do. ’
’ There’s just some things you gotta do. Don’t mean you have to like it. ’
’ Those girls… those girls don’t wanna go messin’ round no old house! ’
’ Hey man, you ever go in that slaughter room or whatever they call it? ’
’ The place where they shoot cattle in the head with that big air gun? ’
’ Oh, that gun’s no good. ’
’ They die better that way. ’
’ I was in there once with my uncle. ’
’ The old way… with a sledge! ’
’ You see, that way’s better. They die better that way. ’
’ With the new way… people were put out of jobs. ’
’ Did you do that? ’
’ I was the killer! ’
’ Look what your brother did to the door! ’
’ You… you damn fool! You ruined the door! ’
’ And, and I thought you was in a hurry! ’
’ My family’s always been in meat. ’
’ That’s the last goddamn hitchhiker I ever pick up. ’
’ Come on, guys; quit goofing on me. ’
’ It is all the more tragic in that they were young. ’
’ You could have dinner with us… ’
’ You could have dinner with us… my brother makes good head cheese! ’
’ Shut up, you bitch hog! ’
’ You just shut up and remember you’re just the cook! ’
’ Look… I got some good barbecue here! ’
’ There’s no need to do that! ’
’ Just take it easy now. ’
’ Graverobbing in Texas is this hour’s top news story. ’
’ A second body was found in a ditch near the perimeter of the cemetery. ’
’ No suspects are in custody as the investigation at the scene continues. ’
’ Have you been doing those Reader’s Digest ‘Word-Power’ columns again? ’
’ Things happen here about, they don’t tell about. I see things. ’
’ You see, they say that it’s just an old man talking. ’
’ You laugh at an old man, it’s them that laughs and knows better. ’
’ What’s that stench? ’
’ Pinch yourself and you may find out that it is. ’
’ You work at that place? The slaughter house? ’
’ How’d you get stuck way out here? ’
’ A whole family of Draculas! ’
’ Would you fill ‘er up, please? ’
’ What? You’re all out of gas? ’
’ Mayby not even ‘til tomorrow morning. ’
’ I’ve seen something like that up that way. ’
’ Those things is dangerous. You’re liable to get hurt. ’
’ You don’t want to go fooling around other folks’ property. ’
’ If some folks don’t like it… they don’t mind showing you. ’
’ Somebody must’ve carried him when he was little. ’
’ I had to lock up the shop and turn the lights off. ’
’ Oh, I wish they hadn’t let the place fall apart. ’
’ You like this face? ’
’ Why, it never took more than one lick they say. ’
’ You don’t think that guy tried to follow us, do you? ’
’ Well, I mean there’s no way that he could follow us. ’
’ Why, he did sixty cattle in five minutes once. ’
’ I don’t think I’m gonna be able to take it! ’
’ Now it looks like the birthplace of Bela Lugosi. ’
’ Yeah, it’s an old two-story rock house that sitting up on a hill. ’
’ Transport woun’t be here until late this afteroon. ’
’ I got an uncle who works in a slaughter house. ’
’ So, where you heading, man? ’
’ Oh, no. Capricorn’s ruled by Saturn. ’

spent an entire afternoon making this in firealpaca im so tired but so proud of myself…………..

chaitea09 replied to your post: AU? For the end of Dragon Age 2 with involvement…

I’m this is no surprise, but I like how you handled Cullen here. Can there be an AU of this AU where the Inq is a lil white haired elf?

…omg? YES?????
So Cullen probably left Kirkwall at some point because that place was #TooMuch for him, and he went and joined the Inquisition, anyway. Which was a huge relief for Mordred because he easily assumed command, struck up camaraderie with the templars who had opted to go to the Conclave and didn’t let fights start too easily in Haven. Also he was actually GOOD at you know, talking to his men. Charisma and all. HoF can peace out.

But then BOOM. And they had a huge problem with the Breach and the little white haired elf lady with Andraste’s hand so everyone was like “wtf wtf”. Turn one way and the mages had all vanished to…idk, the lakeside of Calenhad? And then the Templar Order/Seeker Order punched out a Chantry sister right in Val Royeaux’s main square so that’s even more ?????


a) Sebastian Vael is with the Inquisition. :D Maybe Varric visits! Of course he does. That dwarf has a huge nose for a story and this sure smells like one. Totally a DLC character.

b) Marian Hawke and Bethany are in Kirkwall!!! They greet Miss Keeper Riven warmly if she ever drops by the Black Emporium, cheerfully show her around the massive spiderwebby fuckery of Kirkwall, etc. Adventures in Blood Magic Maze, yay.

c) Bethany and Cullen clearly didn’t get together in the end but Beth would be super supportive of Riv’s feelings I bet. And super sweet in general. Friends for Riv always warm my heart.

d) basically Riv would have at least 1 person who had Seen Some Shit in Kirkwall and if you want, Mordred can remain HoF so that’s 2 people who had Seen Some Shit and come out mostly ok and they’ll be 100% nice and encouraging to her?

so at the end of my shift tonight i met a customer who had this gorgeous necklace and was looking for cat food. So i was walking alongside her, and chatting about Halloween, when she asked me if i did anything for the holiday. So i told her that i dressed up as Bast the Cat Goddess.
And i swear, her face just lit up. And she told me that she had a Bast statue in her house, and how she would burn incense and how she felt connected to Her since her early twenties. I swear, we talked for what felt like hours. Words cant express how amazing it was to be able to talk to someone like that, to tell them about my relationship with Mama Bast and listen to their’s in turn. Gods, it was just so amazing. And the entire time, i just felt Mama hovering over me and nodding, all smug and pleased XD She totally orchestrated that, i know it.
But anyway it turns out that my customer didnt know why she was so drawn to Bast, but now that i explained to her what Kemeticism is she’s pretty sure she’s been honoring Bast this entire time without realizing it XD i just feel so honored to be able to help her realize that. Tbh, this may be what i needed to pull me out of my fallow time funk thats been going on for months now.
Anyway, im still just shocked and awed that this happened today and my mind may or may not be reeling but yeah that was my night lmao


“I’m the kind to sit up in his room.
Heart sick an’ eyes filled up with blue”.