grim and shitty but i like them

Honestly the CW is in many ways the embodiment of my issues with current attempts at “diversity” in the mainstream media when it comes to queer rep. I’m not going to sit here and say that television is still the same cis heterosexual landscape it was a few decades ago, there have been improvements, but movie studios and television networks alike are still really quick to pat themselves on the back for bare minimum efforts to provide meaningful representation while making sure they haven’t alienated their “core” audiences too much. The CW is imo one of the worst offenders of this - doing just enough to get noticed, but rarely anything of any real substance, and much less anything that would actually risk altering their key demographics.

On this network, “groundbreaking” queer pairings exist as side ships (i.e. Sanvers) or are axed when they become a threat to their real goals (i.e. Clexa). If you don’t think this is because the network doesn’t want to offend the type of viewer that would be scandalized by having to watch more than 5 minutes of non heterosexual interactions per episode, you’re much too naive. The CW doesn’t defy anything. The CW does JUST enough to get praise and then will course correct to the normal, and that’s partly because for some shows they prioritize catering to straight teenage girls that will throw a fit over not having m/f or m/m ships to salivate over, which is basically what’s happening with Sanvers and Karolsen in Supergirl. Healthy interracial relationship where the guy is actually pretty great? Nah, that needs to be axed so that your standard CW bad boy asshole can romance the female lead instead. WLW relationship with a coming out storyline? Good for diversity points, not worth doing much with really, priority must be on the patented CW bad boy asshole that they’re convinced teenage straight girls will swoon over. Supercorp? I love their chemistry, but not only do we know it’s never going to happen, it’s shameless queer baiting that they’re getting away with because they can use Sanvers as a shield to say that they’re not afraid of canon wlw romances (god forbid one of their shows has more than ONE wlw romance at a time though right?).

They don’t just care about straight teenage girls btw. The CW is making an active effort to reel in an older audience, and a more male audience too. This started with their first DC shows and is particularly the case for shows like, ahem, Kidz Bop Game of Thrones/Westworld/Terminator/Black Mirror (i.e. The 1OO). If the CW has to choose between providing meaningful representation to young queer audiences and retaining the older/male demographics they desperately want to court, BELIEVE ME, they will toss aside your rep no questions asked.

Hell, I’m pretty sure that’s what happened with Kidz Bop Grim Dark Shitty Sci Fi. I strongly suspect that Lexa getting killed off was in part because older male audiences wouldn’t have tolerated the continued presence of a non sexualized lesbian character that wasn’t there to tantalize them and/or be a moustache twirling villain. Even if Alycia hadn’t been cast as a main in F/TWD (which we always knew was a bullshit excuse to begin with), Lexa probably would have been killed off because her existence and role in the show were threatening not just the network’s vision of what they wanted their Kidz Bop For Adults HBO Rip Off to be, but who they wanted the main audience to be as well. This of course doesn’t even begin to touch the other characters/storylines that have been ruined probably for the sake of appeasing this audience, often with racist/sexist/xenophobic effects. They succeeded, BTW, the demo numbers for the show are higher in older demographics and their best ratings for episodes consistently come from male viewers. So brava CW, you finally have a product that can be 100% embraced by older male viewers that get off to gratuitous violence and shock value, with the added bonus that you managed to fool some other audiences into believing you were actually doing something daring or socially progressive.

The CW wants to have its cake and eat it too. They want to bask in the attention that comes from having any queer romance whatsoever while not doing anything truly groundbreaking with it. Because groundbreaking would upset their bread and butter as well as the new demographics they’re actually targeting. Groundbreaking would mean upsetting the status quo of the only audiences they truly care about.

Haunted House Part Timer! Ong Seongwoo

Originally posted by ongclouds

This blog officially started on October, Friday the 13th, so I figured that I had to do something for Halloween! With a week left until the 31st, here’s a quick little Haunted House Part Timer! Ong Seongwoo!

  • look
  • this wasn’t ong’s dream job
  • nor was it anyone’s tbh 
  • but uni left a huge dent in seongwoo’s bank account
  • and a bitch still needs to eat something other than instant ramen everyday
  • and by fate!!!!111!!11!
  • ong saw an advertisement for this job while eating his nth cup of noodles for the week
  • looked sadly at his artificial flavored noodles
  • and signed his cute lil ass up
  • and that’s the story of how ong ends up dressed as a grim reaper every week
  • “oh the one from goblin???? my appearances suit him perfectly sure-”
  • “no i mean the one with the black hood and long face. your costume’s in the back”
  • complains that he hates his job at least once every hour to daniel 
  • but lowkey loves it because scaring people for money???? hell yes
  • the haunted house he works in is an attraction in an amusement park
  • people go there all year round
  • but the number of customers always double during summer and halloween season
  • they’re mostly couples though
  • ong tends to scare couples more than others
  • because he’s not salty at all 👀👀👀👀
  • lives when someone goes, 
  • “don’T WORRY I’LL PROTECT YOU”
  • then screams the loudest lol
  • “dOn’T wOrRy I’lL pRoTeCt YoU. my ass lmfao”
  • probably also has the time of his life changing up the decor
  • sets up fake cobwebs in the middle of the hallway and cackles at people screaming at it
  • his cackling scares the person even more
  • and they zoom the fuck outta there
  • badly wanted to be an attractive vampire once but got shot down by manager! jisung at once
  • “onCE,, PL E AS E”
  • “you’re not attractive enough for the part.”
  • rip
  • ur still hot in my eyes tho
  • anYWAY LETS TALK ABOUT YOU!!!!
  • you’re a student who’s head deep in studies
  • biTCH GOT NO TIME FOR ANYTHING ELSE
  • “hey y/n wanna go for ice cream?”
  • “yeAH BUT I ALSO NEEDA PASS ECONOMICS SO LATER?”
  • by later you mean never
  • it gets so bad that your friend had to threaten to burn your notes if you don’t get some sunshine
  • you hissed as soon as you stepped out 
  • you were practically a vampire at that point lm a o
  • friend! minhyun just tuts disappointingly at you
  • disappointed but not surprised™
  • and one day, while you were happily in your dark lair 
  • looking over your notes for biology with a coffee in hand
  • other friend! jaehwan calls you up like,
  • “hEY!!!! Y/N GUESS WHO JUST GOT YOU A DATE???”
  • what.
  • yeah, that’s right
  • kim jaehwan set you up on a blind date
  • conveniently at your local amusement park 👀
  • you groan at the thought of leaving your den
  • also at the fact that you look like a mess
  • but minhwan ain’t having none for that!!
  • on the day of your date the two show up at your door with creepy af smiles
  • “hi y/n we already decided your outfit, concept, hair and what you’re going to say today for you. you don’t have to worry about a thing!!!1!11!”
  • you worry
  • the two drag you there saying that,
  • “don’t worry. dudes like this”
  • they tell you that the mystery dude would be meeting you at the merry go round and they’d be hanging around
  • jusT IN CASE
  • NOT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO SPY ON YOU AND YOUR LITTLE DATE
  • as for the mystery guy…
  • iS IT ONG?????????
  • spoiler
  • you don’t get to meet him
  • he never shows up
  • you waited for 2 hours
  • minhwan legit went to get popcorn, came back, and you were still standing there looking awkward
  • it’s starting to get embarrassing 
  • the staff start sending you pitying looks
  • minhwan finally emerge from the bushes once they’re 1000000% sure that the dude wasn’t coming
  • you were convinced that it was some sick joke of minhyun and jaehwans
  • “look y/n we’re so sorry. we didn’t know that he wouldn’t show-”
  • “you know what? fuck you two”
  • you storm away crying because your best friends are actually sick fucktards?
  • minhwan feel so bad because they just wanted the best for you
  • (they bet the dude up next time they saw him though so it’s all good)
  • you decided to enjoy the amusement park by yourself
  • because hey, yOU PAYED FOR THAT OVERPRICED TICKET FROM YOUR OWN WALLET AND YOU WEREN’T ABOUT TO WASTE THAT
  • you end up at the haunted house thinking that it’d be too dark for people to see that you’ve been crying
  • and you could tidy yourself up a little
  • you weren’t a big believer in the supernatural anyways
  • it was noon and there wasn’t much of a line due to people hoarding over to the food stands for lunch
  • as well as the staff of the haunted house
  • but ong was stuck with the shittiest shift in the middle of the day
  • so guess who’s gonna be entertaining you today!
  • that’s right! not gong seongwoo, not hong seongwoo but ong seongwoo!!!!!
  • you enter and made quick work of the corridor covered with fake blood
  • ignoring the jump scares because you’re wAY TOO STRONG FOR THAT KINDA SHIT
  • you were almost at the end and your tears were almost dry until
  • seongwoo and his dumb glow in the dark mask appears
  • it wasn’t even that scary but
  • fOR SOME REASON
  • YOU BURST INTO TEARS AGAIN????
  • ONG’S JUST LIKE
  • ???????
  • HE WAS USED TO CRYING CHILDREN AND TEENS BUT
  • HERE YOU WERE, A YOUNG ADULT, SOBBING LOUDLY IN FRONT OF HIM
  • “AM I THAT SCARY???”
  • YOU’RE FEEDING HIS EGO STOP IT Y/N
  • “no iT’S JUST THAT MY FRIENDS ARE STUPID LITTLE SHITS AND YOU REMIND ME OF THEM FOR SOME REASON”
  • oh
  • ong is deflated
  • bUT YOU WERE STILL SOBBING AND HE HAS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT OTHERWISE JISUNG’S GONNA HAVE A FIT IF HE FINDS OUT
  • “hey, uh, random stranger. could you uh, maybe cry outside?”
  • soBS LOUDER
  • “bITCHWHATTHEFUCJ”
  • AGGRESSIVELY REMOVES SHITTY TWO DOLLAR MASK
  • you look up and
  • oh shit this dude’s good looking
  • bUT YOU’RE NOT A SHALLOW PERSON WHO LIKES PEOPLE FOR THEIR LOOKS
  • so all you do is stop crying
  • aND LET HIM HOLD YOUR HAND WHILE HE LEADS YOU TOWARDS THE STAFF AREA
  • ur getting laid
  • im sorr y
  • ong figured that you wouldn’t want to be seen outside with a tear stained face and a runny nose lol
  • the staff area is messy to say the least
  • it basically just consists of a table in the middle of the room, a small ass kitchen area that’s only used to brew coffee, a small bathroom connected to the room, and and whole bunch of props scattered everywhere
  • you couldn’t help but think how angry minhyun would get in here
  • wAIT
  • YOU WERE ANGRY AT HIM
  • NEVERMIND
  • seongwoo leans on the creaky ass table and ruffles his hair, thinking about what he should do
  • he couldn’t just kick a crying person out of the attraction
  • it would bring the reviews down
  • cue lightbulb animation above his head
  • “you said your friends were shitty right?”
  • nod
  • “and i reminded you of them?”
  • nods furiously
  • “alRIGHT!!!! I’LL TAKE YOUR FRIEND’S PLACE TODAY!!!! LETS GO AROUND THE PARK”
  • is he using this as an excuse to escape work?
  • yes
  • “um, i kinda look like i’ve been to hell and back???? i don’t wanna go out in this state”
  • ong chucks his black grim reaper cloak at you and pulls the hood up
  • “iTS OK SEE???”
  • oh god you look adorable in his cloak
  • he blush
  • you blush
  • cue silence
  • thAT ONG WAS GONNA BREAK BECAUSE HE COULDN’T STAND IT
  • BUT OTHER PART TIMERS! SUNGWOON AND GUANLIN BURST IN, RETURNING FROM THEIR LUNCH BREAK
  • “sup- oH MY WHAT ARE YOU DOING BACK HERE WITH SOMEONE WHO IS NOT STAFF???”
  • “WHY ARE THEY IN YOUR CLOAK?? WERE YOU GUYS– MAKING OUT?????”
  • “SCREW OFF SUNGWOON”
  • ong grabs your hand and sprints off full speed
  • “i’M GOING ON MY LUNCH BREAK OK SUNGWOON LOOK AFTER GUANLIN”
  • “waIT NO ONG. YOU KNOW THAT I HA T E STANDING NEXT TO HIM”
  • you’re just confused as to what’s happening
  • but the two of you run out laughing like maniacs
  • ong finally sees you smile and he thinks,
  • woW THEY SHOULD SMILE MORE AM I FALLING FOR THEM PSH NO
  • but also people are staring at you two which makes you two giggle more
  • “i’d love to go on the roller coaster first thing but i haven’t eaten anything so could we head towards the food stands first”
  • you’re like sure why not, you hadn’t had lunch either 
  • YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO WITH THAT OTHER DATE IN CASE YOU FORGOT ABOUT THE REASON YOU’RE HERE
  • “oh wait i forgot my wallet in the staff only room.”
  • “r u srs”
  • “ye. could you pay for me. i’LL PAY YOU BACK I SWEAR”
  • and that’s how you end up crying over your empty wallet as seongwoo buys just about everything there
  • he shares with you of course
  • uBIFBAObisbOIBIUBFVW IMAGINE SHARING CANDYFLOSS WITH ONG IM SCREAMING
  • you two spend the whole day going on rides and having the time of your lives
  • ong broke your eardrums on the roller coaster btw
  • by this time, it was evening and the sky was turning a beautiful orange
  • you and ong had just gotten off the merry go round and were feeling giddy from all of the sugar you guys probably had at some point
  • all that was left was the ferris wheel 
  • ferris wheel part timer and seongwoo’s gay buddy! daniel gapes at the two of you
  • “mate, when’d you get a gf???”
  • “shhHHhhhHHHHHHH AHHAHAH HI TO YOU TOO OLD PAL”
  • daniel: ????????????? tf
  • he doesn’t question anymore and lets the two of you in
  • though he tells ong to tell him everything afterwards
  • on the way up, you guys talked like old friends, no trace of awkwardness in the air at all
  • then at the top, you stop talking to admire the view
  • “it’s beautiful isn’t it?”
  • “yeah, beautiful”, ong replies staring at you instead of the view
  • you look towards ong only to find him staring right back at you
  • but he doesn’t look away
  • he comes closer
  • bOI IF YOU DON’T—
  • and before you could mutter anything, you find his lips on yours
  • YOUR MIND WAS GOING CRAZY 
  • BECAUSE
  • WOW
  • CUTE BOY I MET JUST TODAY WITH 10/10 JOKES IS KISSING ME WHAT
  • he pulls away sheepishly and mutters out that he had a fun time today and your personality was just as adorable as your appearance
  • you’re flustered af
  • but you somehow blurt out,
  • “you- yOU’RE ADORABLE TOO-”
  • ong makes eye contact with you and smiles and you think you might just faint on the spot
  • whOOP Y’ALL ADORABLE
  •  daniel lets you two off the ride and sends ong the ‘i know you did something up there’ look
  • the two of you walk together towards the exit as the sun sets 
  • once you reach the exit, ong shameless says,
  • “so could i have your number?? you know, just to pay you back for the food.”
  • you burst into laughter and write your number in sharpie on his arm
  • cue minhwan who’s been apparently, looking for you for the whole day
  • “y/N OH MY GOD WE FINALLY FOUND YOU”
  • “WE WERE ABOUT TO CALL THE COPS- who’s this????”
  • ong chuckles and asks you if these were the stupid friends you had
  • you grin and say,
  • “indeed, but ong, wasn’t your lunch break waaaaay too long?”
  • oh shit
  • ONG BOLTS AWAY TOWARDS HIS HAUNTED HOUSE
  • minhwan’s turn to be confused
  • but that doesn’t last long because the two of them are at your feet, begging for forgiveness and explaining their side of the story
  • you forgive them, realizing that they were just looking out for you
  • but also, it was because of that stupid blind date idea that led you to the dumbass that is ong seongwoo.
  • back at the haunted house though, ong was experiencing the wrath of yoon jisung lmao
  • “nOT ONLY DO YOU SKIP WORK, I HEARD THAT YOU WERE MAKING OUT WITH SOMEONE BACK HERE?????”
  • “whAT- SUNGWOON U ASS–”


here’s a little something while you all wait for part 2 of phantom thief! jihoon!! i present to you, haunted house part timer! ong seongwoo with a whopping 2k words!!!

i swear, fluff is the only thing i can write rip. this wasn’t halloweenish at all aaaa

alsO @ THAT ONE ANON THAT REQUESTED A DANIEL SCENARIO,,,,, IM WORKING ON IT,,,,, I SWEAR,,,,,,,,,,

[a quick fic, definitely not my best work? but i thought of this scene after thinking about what might cause taakitz to grow as close as they did in such a short amount of time? i concluded late-night cooking :^) (maybe i should make this a mini series bc theres no actual cooking in this one) 

anyways read away. spoilers for lunar interlude 4 and everything prior to it i guess. also its 6am and i havent slept, take pity on me vghjbjn]


Taako stares up at the ceiling of his private quarters. He’s so, so tired- the Director has them all training heavily for something she won’t even tell them about. She seems unsettled, though; maybe even frightened, so even Taako agrees to the extra training. Still, despite his aching bones- Thanks, Magnus- he can’t sleep.

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I MADE A SILLY DEMON ISH AU A FEW WEEKS BACK AND WELL ITS SPOOKYTIME SOON SO HERE HAVE IT!
IM ON MOBILE SO I CANT BUT THE TYPING UNDER CUT BUT THE

Uh demon au idk what to call it really

Okay so inien and thog run a bar for demons n shit (in a human world). It’s a safe space for demons bc humans are Iffy abt devils n shit bc Theyre “bad”. Inien is a demon and thog is a human (both act as Manager and Bartender interchangeably). A lot of gang activity and illegal shit happens in and around the bar but thog and inien stay out of it. Thog doesn’t understand a lot of the demon shit but he just rolls with it. Markus is a succubus type demon and performs at the bar regularly. Hes flirty with everyone and hes got a Best Friends and a Little More with kyr. Kyr is a human man who hangs at the bar to chill with his friends. He isn’t fazed by any of the demony shit . Lil grim reaper gregor is here too he just hangs out there bc His Friends and theres a lot of lawbreakers there so Gotta Sort Them Out! Ashe is a spirit that goes everywhere with gregor. She can possess ppl/items and when she doesn’t wanna interact with ppl she just lives in gregors glaive. She doesn’t have good English or social skills but she tries.

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Inktober : Second week | Day 4-10 |

Here’s the second week of Inktober!

Day 4 : Marco and Tom doing funny faces!(One of them is not like the other)
Day 5 : Grim Reaper having a bad day (I was feeling shitty that day)
Day 6 : Drew Markiplier with a suit he wore on Instagram!
Day 7 : My crush,the Moon (Ah he’s beautiful) 
Day 8 : Drew Grillby!
Day 9 : Drew a crow which I am very happy how it turned out!
Day 10 : One of my favorite characters,Geno from Super Mario RPG!

I will be posting them every Monday cause 1.The last day of october is on that day and 2.It takes a while to set all of this up.

anonymous asked:

Remember how the New 52 Teen Titans was written for years by a sexual harasser who couldn't be bothered to learn anything about the Young Justice core four so he wrote vapid characters that resembled their pre-Flashpoint versions in name only and said he "can't find it in heart to apologize" to YJ/Titans fans. Oh, and he still gets to write Jason Todd. Fuck DC.

like…. comics can be very frustrating, I mean all media right, all of life really, we have a problem of really shit or just not great or basically relentless straight white dudes failing up, because the power structure is straight white and male, so like even if editors are talented, they’re gonna (generally) pick someone who looks like them unless pushed in some way not to. in comics there’s also an issue of pretty shitty fans on the outside who push for samey stories and often bad story lines (overly grim dark Batman, fuck over fun characters, treat women like shit, people of color what??) 

that said one of the joys of comics is, new times lines, new universes, reboots, and time travel are as baked into the very idea as capes, so take the good ideas from the shit, save them, and move on, like Bunker, he was a pretty good character, lets give him a boyfriend who isn’t in an off screen coma and put him into a young justice style team, that’d be fun 

There’s something about Rika’s character

that bothers me. And it’s not the type of bothering like: ‘holy shit she’s such a terrible person’, but more like, ‘her character could’ve been written BETTER.’

I wonder if anybody in the Mysme fandom gets this feeling when they think about Rika (or y’all can feel nothing but anger and conviction for the woman lol). I for one really like the way the game sets up Rika’s character - depending on the route you play. When I downloaded the app, I read up on game strategies to play the game in such a way where the plot is slowly revealed to me, the player. 

In Casual Story, Rika is presented as somebody who was Too-Good-For-This-World. We’ve seen this type of character in most stories - the enigmatic and mysterious leader/parental character that nearly everyone respects and admires. But as we continue to play the game, we slowly find out Rika is not all she appears to be. They are like little breadcrumbs along the way: the RFA’s opinion and experience with Rika, flashbacks with V and Rika, clues about Rika’s death, etc. 

And I suspected from the get-go when the RFA mentioned Rika’s death was by suicide, she may have not been happy and optimistic as she appeared to everyone. I understood that version of her. I sympathized heavily with that layer of Rika I knew. But then, getting deeper into Deep Story, the game basically takes this version of Rika, crumples it up, and chucks it at my face. 

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