haters gunna hate!

anonymous asked:

wait you actually like the mary-sue that is heather?? and you ship her with queen astrid!? are you nuts?!

I’ve been stewing over how to answer this ask for a couple of hours now…mostly because it (and the other 4 Heather-bashing ‘asks’ I got) make me facepalm. Also, I’ve rewritten this twice, trying to make it not sound mean, but if there are parts that do sound mean, I apologize. I’m frustrated.

1) Yes, I like Heather. In fact, I adore Heather and wish we saw more of her with the riders. 

2) Let’s list the reasons why people think Heather is a mary-sue, shall we?

  • She’s got a somewhat tragic backstory
  • She’s got a dysfunctional family
  • She’s smart
  • She starts out as a loner
  • She has a unique dragon
  • She’s ‘too pretty’ for living in the wild on her own
  • She makes bad choices at times
  • She cares about her friends and tries to protect them
  • The writers focus more on her than on Astrid at times
  • Thanks to DoB, people are convinced there’s a triangle with her, Hiccup, and Astrid.
  • She can cook
  • She’s got a badass weapon 

Hm. You know what I’m noticing? She actually shares a lot of similarities with Hiccup. I’ll bold the ones she shares with him to make it a bit easier to notice.

Sound familiar? 

Remember the trick of describing Batman as a female instead of a male and people get pissed? 

You’re doing the same fucking thing with Heather.

As to her being ‘too pretty’ and ‘clean’ for living in the wild on her own?

It’s fairly canon that the twins and Gobber are meant to be the dirtiest, smelliest, most disgusting of the Hooligans. Guess what? They look pretty damned clean to me.Yes, Gobber has some dirt and grime, but it’s part of his design. The twins? It’s not. The animators have limited time and budgets to constantly make everyone individually dirty.

  • Also, why aren’t you complaining that Astrid, Fishlegs, Snotlout, and Hiccup aren’t filthy? 
  • Astrid’s constantly doing gymnastics on the ground and practicing her fighting (dirt and sweat). 
  • Fishlegs has a boulder class dragon and is constantly feeding her rocks (lemme tell you, finding good, gronckle-snack sized rocks is NOT a clean job) while also spending many days translating the Dragon Eye without caring for himself (sweat+varying dragon breath smells+ink+the process of making paper/vellum/parchment)
  • Snotlout? Not only is constantly getting burned (soot+ash), but he rides a dragon coated in flammable gel (that gel+surely a sulfuric smell). 
  • And Hiccup? He is constantly messing around in the forge. Forges are hot. Soot+Sweat+Metal+Sawdust. He’s also constantly finding himself in trouble out in the wild. Dirt+sweat. 

Also, that triangle with her, Hiccup, and Astrid? Yeah, Astrid’s at the center of that triangle. It’s more than a little obvious that Heather has the hots for Astrid. Look at the way they interact: Heather is more playful and caring around Astrid and she gets a bit sad when she teases Astrid about her and Hiccup. She doesn’t act the same way at all around any of the other riders. 

And, uh, she trusted Astrid with the information that she was spying on the Dragon Hunters. Not Hiccup. Astrid

And, the cooking? Guess what? It was the woman’s job to cook back then and, before Alvin and Dagur happened, she was living a normal life. Guess what that means? She’s going to know how to cook. Now that I think about it, it’s actually strange that Astrid and Ruffnut are canonically bad cooks -but then again, the HttYD franchise basically throws history out the window :/

And, finally, her weapon. Yes, I admit it’s a bit excessive, but it looks cool. And, uh, do you not remember Hiccup’s compact-and-portable-bola-throwing-catapult from HttYD1? What about Toothless as a whole?

Sometimes, you just gotta give a character something badass to work with. 

Okay. Okay, I’ve spent too long writing this when that time could have been spent on my fanfiction. I’m still frustrated, but I know if I continue this, it’s going to get more sarcastic and more angry. 

So yeah. I like Heather. She’s bae <3

Elemental Correspondence- Fire

Originally posted by fearless-man

Primary Element
Jeweled Court Member: Lord Ruby

Alcohol -  Whiskey
Animals - Lizards, Snakes,
Astrology - Aries
Colors - Deep Red, Orange,
Crystals - Citrine, Ruby, Garnet
Emotions - Yearning
Flower - Spider Lily
Fruit - Pomegranate, Strawberries, Raspberries
Herbs - Cinnamon, Dragon’s Blood
Keywords -  Hearth, Home, Passion
Meme -  Haters Gunna Hate
Metal -  Copper
Musical Expression - Saxaphone
Mythical Animal -  Dragons
Paint Swatches (Sherwin Williams) - Heartthrob Sw6866
Physical Expression - Heart Beat, Body Heat
Sense -  Taste
Symbol - Candle Flame, Torch, Flashlight

Other Fire Elements posts I’ve made:
Elements Aesthetic: Fire

*These are my personal associations for The Elements, I am not looking for critique. You are free to use this for your own stuff, you do not have to ask me if you can use it. YMMV.

“LEBRON JAMES ALWAYS HAS AN EASY ROAD TO THE FINALS” THEY SAY…

Let’s actually have a look at his opponents in the Conference Finals Finals and then proceeded to make 6 in a row.

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: CHICAGO BULLS
- Reigning MVP Derrick Rose (prime, pre injuries)
- Bulls were the best defensive team in the ENTIRE league.

2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: BOSTON CELTICS
- Second best defensive team in the entire league.
- Had to face Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.

2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: INDIANA PACERS
- Best defensive team in the ENTIRE league.
- Best rebounding team in the ENTIRE league.
- Paul George, Roy Hibbert, David West and George Hill.

2014 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: INDIANA PACERS
- Best record in the East.
- Best defensive team in the ENTIRE league.
- Superstar Paul George.
- All-Star Roy Hibbert.
- David West and George Hill.
- Lance Stephenson who played the best basketball of his life and led the league in Triple Doubles.

2015 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: ATLANTA HAWKS
- Best record in the East.
- 19 game win streak.
- Number 1 in the NBA in assist percentage.
- Number 2 in the league in three-point percentage.
- 4 All-Stars in Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague, Paul Milsap and Al Horford.
- James swept with no Kevin Love and basically no Kyrie Irving.

2016 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: TORONTO RAPTORS
- Top 5 offense in the NBA.
- 4th best three-point shooting team in the NBA.
- The only eastern Conference team with 2 All-Star guards.

2017 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: BOSTON CELTICS
- Best record in the East.
- 2nd Assist percentage in the league.
- All-Star Isiah Thomas 3rd in the entire NBA in scoring.

People need to stop with the “weak competition” claim. The reality is the East hasn’t been trash for 10 years, this dude has just been a flat out monster come playoff time, and people need to appreciate and realize what this man is doing every single year with two different franchises, different players, different personalities, different opponents and different coaches.

We are witnessing something we’ll probably never see again in the modern era. LeBron is on the verge of reaching the NBA Finals for a 7th straight time.

Unbelievable, when you truly think about it.

Credit: DPeters

How to write your book step 195


Don’t fear rejection 

Rejection is something to seek. If someone out there doesn’t like your writing- good.If someone doesn’t want to publish your book- good. 

 If you don’t have any hate coming your way as a creative person, you are probably doing something wrong. Writing, like all art, is in one way or another
a reflection of life, a mirror to reality that makes it for some more bearable, and for others much worse.  
There isn’t a happy medium that suits everyone. All art is bound to offend someone. And with a life so readily on the internet we see that offense strongly and first hand. But one mans trash is another mans treasure. There are a lot
of things that I enjoy immensely that I know other people in my life just wouldn’t get. I aim to create things I like, and write words I need to hear. My main creative aim is to give myself an outlet for my creative expression, and if someone doesn’t like that, then great, there’s likely plenty more people who will. And they will like it more strongly and more fiercely than any hater, it might be less loud, but it’s there.

Celebrate both rejection and acceptance of your creative endeavours