hah remember when this was a thing

“You’re staring at Mister Vimes, Reg.”

“Am I?” Reg asks, eyes fixed on Vimes’ back as he speaks to some new recruits.

“Yes Reg,” Nobby says. “You’re staring, Reg. Why’re you staring?”

“He… just reminds me of someone, sometimes. The Commander.”

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He’s twenty-five and he’s standing on top of the barricades, flag in his hands and pure defiance in his voice.

He’s twenty-five and he should be dead, is dying, blood gushing from more wounds than he can count but he’s still crawling forwards, still fighting, propelled by nothing but willpower and conviction because he will. Not. Give. Up.

He’s twenty-five – but is he, still? – and fresh air washes over his face, not quite ridding him of the taste of mud and dirt still filling his mouth.

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LET'S ANALYSE : Yellow Diamond's song

The new Steven Bomb is crazy story-wise. So much is revealed, especially on the Diamonds, and we get an inside look at some of the aspects of Homeworld’s society. The last episode is particularly rich in terms of background and character development.

Let’s focus on the core scene from That Will Be All : Yellow Diamond’s long-awaited song.

Rebecca Sugar said she wanted to explore how different individuals deal with grief. Blue grieves by constantly remembering Pink through the Zoo which she keeps active as a reminder of her presence.

Yellow tries to use her song as a way to bring Blue back to her duties and make her leave the old memories behind. But the entire song defeats that purpose. Yellow is equally affected by Pink’s absence even though she expresses it very differently.
Their difference of personality is actually first conveyed through their outer appearances. Blue is tear-shaped, even her eyes look like they are falling, making her personality lean towards melancholy and lingering feelings.
Yellow is much more guided by actions hence her neatly squared shape. Their ships’ form capture this difference quite well.

The first part of the song is devoted to Yellow’s refusal of feeling because it is an obstacle to action : her song is mainly constituted of questions leading to the most important one : What’s the use of feeling, Blue ?

Remember : in Homeworld’s vision, what you are and what you are to do in society are the same thing.
The « use » is at the core of the Diamonds’ society. The idea of having a purpose in the gems’ society has been addressed several times, especially by Rose : “When a gem is made, it’s for a reason, they burst out of the ground already knowing what they’re supposed to be and… that’s what they are forever” (Greg the babysitter).

This is also the issue Amethyst deals with back in Steven VS Amethyst  “Hah…I know what’s wrong with me. I’m not supposed to be small”.

Hence everything needs to do something, if there is no result then there is no use. The equivalence between the use and the being is quite explicited in the song :

A army as a use, they can go and fight a war
A Sapphire has a use, she can tell you what it’s for
A Agate terrifies, a Lapis terraforms
: here the link is even stronger because of the direct association of the type of gem and the verb of action which qualifies them.

It shows just how enclosed the society is in its very foundations. But it also means that the Diamonds are not free. They could have been tyrants doing whatever they please. But no, the Diamonds are bound by the exact same rule :

Where’s their Diamond when they need her, Blue ? : this is a clear reproach.
You’ve got to be a leader Blue !


We clearly see the similarity between an Agate terrifies and you’ve got to BE a leader, Blue. This casts a slightly different light on the Diamonds.
Of course they are still tyranical villains and Ruby is there to remind us for that (”I can’t believe all that stuff about Blue Diamond being merciful! She’s a shatterer!”, Gem Heist.)
Nonetheless we can’t ignore the fact that the burden of their own society system still weights on their shoulders. This allows a possibility for the future. Now the Diamonds do not know they are being seen by Steven and Greg, and through them, by the viewer. This is the perfect configuration to expose their flaws and weaknesses. This is where Yellow’s purpose is defeated. By pondering on feeling, she herself remembers Pink and grieves even though she hides better than Blue. The central rupture is here :

Yes of course we still love her and we’re always thinking of her…

The we means she identifies with Blue, she shares her grief. This first recognition is immediatly followed by a return of action and how feeling blocks action :

But now there’s nothing we can do so tell me what’s the use of feeling Blue ?

Yellow finally admits her feelings at the end of the song :

Oh yes of course we still her and we’re always thinking of her
Don’t you know
I miss her too ?

We clearly see the shift from the we to the I, allowing Yellow to sing in her own name. This progressive acceptance of feeling is very well emphasized by the music : the sudden speeding up at the end reflects how Yellow is trapped in her own song and overwhelming grief. Yellow is not only expressing her pain through her words, she also feels it physically, through her voice and posture.

She then repeats what’s the use of feeling for herself, trying to convince herself.

The disposition of the lyrics shows that Yellow is not quite ready to leave the past behind despite what she says :

Start looking forward and stop looking back !

If Yellow really didn’t understand feeling, the two segments would have been reversed. The fact that she ends on looking back precisely triggers her pain.
 
While she tells Blue that feeling is basically useless for their role, she herself expresses feelings. This is already quite apparent from the chorus and title : what’s the use of feeling, Blue ? If you understand it with the comma, it’s about the refusal of feeling but since it is sung, you hear at the same time what’s the use of feeling blue ? which accepts the very concept of feeling in the first place.

What is actually quite paradoxical is that Diamonds are actually capable of feeling when the humans from the Zoo don’t even know “what hurt is” (The Zoo). Diamonds seem more human than the humans. This « flaw », when a Diamond is supposed to be perfect, may allow assomptions on a possible way to treat with the Diamonds other than fighting, since shattering them is out of the question in the Steven era.

Another thing this song stages is the role of the Pearls. It has been mentioned a few times now that Pearls act as servants in Homeworld and our Pearl’s poor treatment by Holly Blue during the episodes reflects it. Now the Diamonds’ Pearls seem quite different. They act like some kind of confidantes as you may find them in old plays. This type of character usually is the servant of the noble or royal person and allows them to relieve their inner thoughts. It is quite apparent in this scene because of Yellow taking them in her hand and them actually singing together : they support the song and accompagny it with their dancing.

So, nice try Yellow but don’t we all know that singing is always about feeling in SU ?

PS : The lack of any mention of White Diamond is unsettling…

Condescending Manager

I’ve worked at my current hotel more than long enough that at any other business I would be treated as if I was just as competent as any other employee. But unfortunately I have the weirdest most baby talky mother fucker of a manager.

But I was warned when I first started working here by the previous new person that this behavior will continue until their is another new person. She apparently had dealt with this for 3 years…..

On to the story.

My Manager starts hovering as he usually does cause I’m “new” and starts saying things like “you could do this to make it faster” or “I usually click these buttons” but the one thing he says that pisses me off more than anything is when he says “f1 THEN f5, to save and checkout the folio” like bitch I can remember two things damn! All of these little suggestions are always unprompted.

But I have one thing up my sleeves. I’m younger and better then him at anything technology related. So obviously I decided to switch that little shortcut to f5 first then f1.

The next day he starts his usual suggestions all the while I’m waiting for “f1 then f5”. He finally says it and the following interaction occurred.

me: Hah so you’re trying to mess me up now? That’s new.

him: What?

me: Its always been f5 then f1.

Approaches computer after letting out the most fucking sarcastic sigh I’ve ever heard.

him: No no no seee…

He stands their confused as nothing happens when he hits f1 and im just sitting their watching him but I decide to mess with him more.

me:Is this some sort of weird test? Why are you doing it wrong?

him:No its always been this way….. (he really trailed off like mindfuck trailed off)

me:Well here comes some customers let me take over again.

He walks away looking extremely confused, as hes walking away

him:Okay…. Okay… Right

I really hope that ends his hovering.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for making characters? All the ones I've made so far are boring and I'm not really inspired to add to them.

Hm. That’s an cool question. I never really thought about this, but there is one thing you can add to your characters to make them more interesting. 

Disadvantages.

Characters which are perfect at everything are boring. Like, something bad is happening but for them it’s like ‘Naaah I can handle it. I can handle everything because I’m a pro, I’m awesome and omg.”
No.
Your character will be more interesting if you keep making them as realistic as you can. If your character has a one big disadvantage, his story will be mostly about his fight with this defect. And this is cool, because, lets be honest, we all have defects. So if we found a character with similar problems to ours, we automatically like them (I mean, I think so, I’m not a pro or something, this are just my conjectures hah but this sounds legit).

The same thing for the look (this is just my opinion, remember). I don’t like to give my characters some fancy clothes to make them unique. I give them disadvantages. Scars, no limb, sickness, powers they can’t control. And after that, when I have their stories, their personalities, I’m trying to dress them up with clothes that will highlight their disadvantages and personalities. 

I can talk about this for hours because I love designing characters but idk if this is even interesting xD But if you have more questions then feel free to ask, I like to answer them.

anonymous asked:

childhood-bestfriend!hoseok 👀 + the most embarrassing thing you've witnessed y/n done or happened to her?

childhood-bestfriend!hoseok: “hah, too many to keep track of but the first one ever must be when we were six and she fell down on her butt because she thought there was a chair behind her,”

y/n: “that hurt!”

childhood-bestfriend!hoseok: “and i ran over to help you up, remember?”

y/n: “…fine.”

send my muse “👀 + a question” and they’ll have to answer with 100% honesty

Double Trouble Reunion, part 5

fandom: Stony (Steve x Tony), Avengers,

universe: Double Trouble universe (Steve and Tony, T2 and S2)

summary: While it seems that everything is going perfect, the truth about each other has to be revealed and change everything

length: 7 762 words

a/n: I am pulling a risky move here, and I hope you won’t kill me, hah! remember that likes and feedback make me happy, and I am very curious what you think about this chapter!

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Double Trouble Reunion, part 5

It was funny, how easily a person could adjust to a new situation. From a couple, they became a threesome. From a threesome, a foursome. It was a good, satisfying experience, as they all experienced new boundaries, discovered things they never thought about before and enjoyed a whole lot of exciting opportunities.

There were definitely more advantages than drawbacks, and that was why, Tony often wondered why he had problems when T2 had fell out of the portal for the first time, many months ago. Back then, there were many feelings battling in him, many he couldn’t name anymore, or just didn’t want to admit to having them, and it all didn’t seem to matter in the new situation. He never in his life expected to have three people loving him in a way Steves and T2 did. It was something great, something that made him indescribably happy.

That was why he became so indescribably sad, when he woke up in an empty bed.

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Gaffe [Jin]

{{ noun // an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder }}

Accidentally texting your ex is never good… Right?

Slight Angst, Fluff. Slice of Life AU. 1,383 words.

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You: Hey, can you pick up some eggs on the way home?

You send the text to your roommate, hoping she’ll see it once she gets out of her afternoon class and goes grocery shopping. You walk around your shared apartment, vacuuming each room and doing your laundry. It was your turn this week for house chores, so might as well get it out of the way before you dive into your movie marathon later and get too comfortable and lazy to do your share of the work. Your phone buzzes, and you grab it off the table.

Jin: I think you texted this to the wrong number.

Your eyebrows furrow in confusion until you take notice of the name. Jin? Well, shit. You screwed up majorly.

You sent it to your ex-boyfriend.

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blurb thing

So, a hundred million years ago, when I was a lil baby fic writer who thought my brief period of easy, endless creative activity would never fade (HAH) I promised a bunch of things to a bunch of people. One of those things was an AU in which Steve was FBI & Tony was NCIS, they do a collaborated case & sparks fly. I’ve never watched NCIS and at this point probably never will. Enjoy this anyway? Also, at the time the requester’s username was “waytopretty”, but that is no longer a valid tumblr username and I don’t remember if they ever told me what it was changed to, so if you’re the person let me know <3

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My grandmother had Alzheimer's. She passed away last night but something she said before she died has been keeping me up.

Last night my grandmother passed away. She was 79 years old. Which I guess is a pretty long time. It’s actually .3 years older than the US average. So I guess I can’t complain. But, still. It sucks.

My grandma’s death wasn’t unexpected. For the past 5+ years she’s suffered from Alzheimer’s. She was always a little ditzy, so at first no one really noticed something was wrong. Then slowly over time, things became more apparent. Walking into rooms and not remembering why she was there. Making the wrong dish for dinner. Calling one of my uncles the wrong name. Little stuff. But then pretty soon it was getting up at midnight and cleaning the house as if it was midday. Staring at blank walls for hours on end. Unable to make dinner at all. Not being able to recall anyone’s name.

Alzheimer’s is a hell of a disease. It eats you from the inside. Feasts on the old you, the one everyone knows, the one everyone loves. It hollows you out and leaves something else behind.

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My grandmother had Alzheimer’s. She passed away last night but something she said before she died has been keeping me up.

by reddit user defnotleland

Last night my grandmother passed away. She was 79 years old. Which I guess is a pretty long time. It’s actually .3 years older than the US average. So I guess I can’t complain. But, still. It sucks.

My grandma’s death wasn’t unexpected. For the past 5+ years she’s suffered from Alzheimer’s. She was always a little ditzy, so at first no one really noticed something was wrong. Then slowly over time, things became more apparent.

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Happy birthday Bam Bam!

Happy birthday to the sweetest and coolest friend I have… Happy bday to one of the first person I met here… I still remember our first chat “ Just wanted you to know I love your blog, sorry to bother you.” then we started to talk the whole morning, about the dumbest and coolest things, because Bambie is like this, always here to talk with you, to help you even if she is the first to be sad. I still remember when we decided to have our marriage, and you became my wifee, and we shared the husbands, shared yes, I still remember I was always talking about aaaall the naughty things I wanted to do with Seth, and you…always so crazy for Deano. Hah, it was so cool! 😁 Now you are growing up, and I’m still the old one compared to you, but sometimes it’s like the opposite, because you are the one helping me when I act like a child. One year ago, I met the most wonderful person, and I am glad to call you my friend. For real Bam…if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be here for the second time, cause of the shit I passed on this site. But you were always here, from day 1, till now and all the time you want. I love you Bam Bam, happy happy happy birthday, I hope you have a special day, as special as you are for me. Bye Benito, your Mr Sexy Mustache is always here for you. 😘😘 @ambrose-asylum-ft-mitch

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anonymous asked:

Opinions on a Phoenix!Genesis? It's been in my head for a while and like it, was just casually wondering if it'd be a Yay or Nay thing for you. I mean, Phoenixes are fiery. And gorgeous. Isn't Gen the same? Probably has a breathtaking plumage too, HAH. Not to mention that the 'Nothing shall forestall my return' might fit because Phoenixes rise from their ashes again when they die too, thus always coming back? I've been thinking too much about this

OMG! YAY! YAY!! A THOUSAND TIMES YAY!!! I used imagine headcanon of Genesis with Phoenix themes a long time ago.

In fact, I remember a very old Strifesodos Time Travel Fanfic by Yunablaze from FFN that has Genesis being turned into a Phoenix “Pseudo-Summon” as he time traveled back into the past in order to help Cloud become stronger and end Jenova once and for all before shit gets real.

anonymous asked:

Masami for the ship thing :)

yeah dude!! ty

• when or if I started shipping it: affirmative, but um i’m not sure! not when i first saw the show but upon rewatch i remember thinking that their first scene was the cutest either were all season (hah) something about when /hot/ characters are so flustered!!

• my thoughts: didn’t do much for me in the show as usual but i love the potential bc i think they’re similar in a way that they would have a great capacity to really truly /get/ one another - not The Same obviously (they have complementary qualities too), but similar backstories, similarly internal (rich inner worlds), similarly dorky under a similar vibe of restraint and isolation 

• what makes me happy about them: Mako making Asami feel a) not alone and b) not vulnerable, and Asami just… lighting up his world. Like being teasy and adoring, so effusive/demonstrative that he’s glowing a bit  

• what makes me sad about them: their lives. and it’s not to be :( and Dust to Dust by The Civil Wars, may they rest in peace  

• things done in art/fic that annoys me: beggars can’t be choosers! :’D

• things I look for in art/fic: as above

• who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: actually the only non-korrasami world i accept is a masami world 

• my happily ever after for them: AU after AU after AU after AU after

• what is their favorite non-sexual activity? the little talks ya know, drinking and hanging out and blowing off work-related steam, knowing that the other person feels them 

[send me a ship]

Seek at Mekakucity #1

Alright, so I’ve translated the first episode (and will do the same with the others unless someone beats me to it) because why not? XD Y’all can watch the raws on YouTube here. I’m only not posting the videos myself because that doesn’t seem very legal and I don’t want my account to be suspended or terminated for it.

Second Night || Third Night || Fourth Night || Kisaragi Momo no Nemurase Night

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Can we please talk about tiny!raven boys? Like, how were they when they were little?

Like, 7 years old Ronan petting little mice, or 7 years old Blue refusing to eat her greens?

Helen making 7 years old Gansey try on a dress just because he looks cute and to embarras him for the rest of his days?

What was Noah like?

You guys have more?

Please?

anonymous asked:

Idk how but Gillian mamages to make even crutches look good. Hah. Whether she's at Upfronts or not tomorrow, I believe she has an interview or something Tuesday, so she's bound to be in the states soon. The poor thing must be exhausted. Hoping she gets the chance to relax soon. ❤

Remember a few months ago when she said she was going to take a long break? I wonder what “long” means to her… 

anonymous asked:

It makes total sense. And soulmates is not cheesy some people has that. I just love it when I remember that Isak and Even braved their fears to be where they are now.

hah yes it’s true. i don’t think it’s a cheesy thing to say neither but some people think, so. i know!! they love each other so much, and you can tell just by looking at them that they will be together no matter what, and their love would probably only grow with every each day. sorry i’m emo and my heart hurts that’s how i love them hah