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About Rules of Engagement Book 2.

Well folks, here we are - at the end of another book. At the end, for another rant. There are many things that come to mind when thinking about the Rules of Engagement. Sibling bonding, love interests and their not-so-rival/rivarly, the cliche tropes and of course how can we talk about Rules of Engagement without mentioning their ‘evil’ aunt and cousin?  In any case - shall we begin?

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A Year in Review [2016]: Favorite Characters

1. AoY Girls - Jeong Ye Eun, Song Ji Won, Yoon Jin Myeong, Yoo Eun Jae, Kang Yi Na (Age of Youth)

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“AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND OPEN!”

gif request meme » Borderlands + favorite minor character

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[03.31.17] done with finals, finally! Summer, how I’ve waited for you for so long. Still have some requirements to pass next week, but no biggie!!


Here are some of my reviewers for biology! (Photosynthesis and DNA) I’m super proud of these because I spent longer drawing the figures than studying (whoops).

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Akaashi hovers on his toes, an extra inch of height over a crowd they both already tower over, giving a small nod over a deep purple scarf when he catches Bokuto’s eye. His face is tight with exhaustion, stress, the extra sleepless nights intentional and not. But his eyes are bright in the afternoon light, reflecting yellows of the sun, and a smile tugs at the corner of his mouth when Bokuto waves back.

the way you look at me by ThinkingCAPSLOCK is still one of my favourite things and you should absolutely read it if you haven‘t yet!

When Harry Met Sally by mnwood,  147k words

The love story between Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins, based on true events of their friendship between the years 2008 and 2013.

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all my loves |→ lazlo strange

“His nose was broken by a falling volume of fairy tales his first day on the job, and that, they said, told you everything you needed to know about strange Lazlo Strange: head in the clouds, world of his own, fairy tales and fancy.”

Me on my death bed...

Me: Tell my family that I love them

Grandkid: Yes, grandma.

Me: And tell telanu that Truth and Measure is the best novel I’ve ever read.

Grandkid: I think you mean fanfiction, grandma.

Me: Did I fucking stutter?

GUESS WHO JUST GOT BACK FROM SEEING WONDER WOMAN.

MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW OBVS

Good news! It is an enjoyable movie. The dialogue’s good and genuinely funny. Diana is super awesome and charming as she should be, full of love and kindness while still being a badass. She’s not portrayed as hyperviolent or super angry or any of the pitfalls I’ve seen writers fall into with her. Steve was way more tolerable than the trailers made him look, Etta was great for the 5 seconds she was in it (WE’LL GET BACK TO THAT). The fight scenes really over relied on slow mo (we are talking 300 levels here) but eh, I at least prefer that to not being able to tell what the hell is going on and they were pretty awesome.

The movie had an overall optimistic tone which I think is really important for a Wonder Woman movie. You never felt depressed or monotonous watching it. They also actually gave a good explanation for the “I gave up on humanity” bullshit we saw in BVS. Turns out she didn’t and has been working to help us behind the scenes, but also decided to step back and let people decide for themselves about stuff cuz she can’t choose for them or whatever. IT DOESN’T REALLY MAKE SENSE BUT I’LL ROLL WITH IT. 

The movie also did not, thank god, pull any of the “Diana is SEXIST TOWARDS MEN omg and needs to learn they’re not ALL BAD after those nasty Amazons corrupted her” like in the animated movie or JLU or various bad comics. The focus was instead on Diana dealing with the atrocities humanity committed in general rather than doing some hackneyed battle of the sexes shit, so that was a good move. It also wasn’t quite as white as the trailers made it look and even discussed racism a little.

Honestly if it weren’t for the ending and one other BIG issue, I’d give it an A-. 

The main issue, without going into spoilers is how dude-heavy it is. The first bit is all about the Amazons, yeah, but then we get to the main plot and Diana will barely interacts with other women after that. The most she does is her little shopping trip with Etta. Etta, as I mentioned earlier, is barely in it. She’s completely removed from the action. Considering she’s Diana’s best friend and constant sidekick in the original comics, and as such should be as much an inspiration to Diana as Steve and the other pals. I really see no reason she couldn’t have come along with Steve’s gang.

In any other movie, sidelining female characters is expected, but for a Wonder Woman movie, it’s a kind of a huge thing to get wrong and pretty glaring. Diana doesn’t even really interact with Doctor Poison at all, which could have been really interesting, nor is Doctor Poison much of a character at all period, and is basically the lackey for dudes.

Then we have the ending and the general mythology they built, which is pretty different from the comics and there’s the way certain characters are treated that bothers me. BIG SPOILERS HERE.

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12x12 Episode Review - Still Screeching...this time about the colour “Peach”.

I gave my 12x10 episode review the title “Pterodactyl Screeching into the Void” because I was so happy about it I couldn’t help but scream with glee at practically every moment. I also said this: “I feel like there is so much to talk about in this episode that fandom will be chewing on it for months if not years to come.” I still believe this, I just didn’t expect that two episodes later I would be reliving this exact same thoughts and feelings. I considered 12x10 to be a one off, a glorious gift to fandom wrapped in a big destielicious bow. Clearly, we celebrate our fandom birthday only two weeks before fandom Christmas because we just got ANOTHER gift wrapped in an even BIGGER destielicious bow and I can hardly contain my glee. (baring in mind fandom Christmas falls on the tenth anniversary of tumblr and close to valentines day I can’t help but feel this was planned - PRESENTS ALL AROUND)

But anyway. Lets talk meta. Once again I am very late to the party as I doubt I will be posting this any earlier than Saturday evening when you have probably all been talking this to death for the past two days. But eh, I’m gonna do my thing and hope you all agree, or aren’t bored by now if everything I talk about is stuff already gone over by my fellow very talented meta writers.

Starting with the obvious, Director Dick Speight Jr and Writer Davy Perez made this episode an homage to Tarantino movies. Specifically Reservoir Dogs which has so many ties to this episode both visually and subtextually that it is kind of difficult to keep track of my thoughts on it. I have to confess, I hadn’t ever watched Reservoir Dogs all the way through prior to watching the episode because it never really interested me. However, after watching the episode for the first time Friday lunch time I decided that it was in my best interests as a meta writer to give it a go. I watched it and tried to take in everything Tarantino was saying and doing with this movie… 

Being a meta writing, destiel shipper with heteronormative goggles permanently removed since watching this show guess what the first thing I picked up on was? That’s right Mr White and Mr Orange… what WAS going on there anyway? Because these guys didn’t know each other very long but they became VERY close by the time of the heist. Poor Freddie and Larry. Such doomed tragic lovers… do we have a ship name for them yet? Frarry? Leddie? Or maybe just “peach” (hence my title)

I believe that when Perez was writing this episode he had a SPN character in mind for each character in RD (mostly anyway). Cas is obviously Mr Orange (the bleeding out from the stomach thing gives it away as does Davy’s tweet here. Here is who I think the rest of the characters are supposed to be:

Dean – Mr White (duh)

Mary – Mr Pink

Wally – Mr Brown

Sam – Nice Guy Eddie maybe? I struggled here

Crowley – I wanna say Joe. (though I also kinda think Ketch would be Joe here… its not too obvious)

Remiel – Mr Blonde (“yellow” hair)

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a complete list of the memes of 2015

January
-the first meme of 2015
-airbrushed adam sandler
-for 8,000 dollars a month, i will stop
-captain america: civil war
-i’ve never heard of a george glass at our sküle/sure jan
-take a closer look at that snout!
-“not all men” you’re right, _______ would never do something like this
-me: just fuck me up
-what i expected vs. what i got
-neo rickroll
-zodiac signs
-tumblr update/glitch of 2k15

February
-left shark
-uptown funk
-mmm watcha say
-once-ler fandom
-hi i’m auditioning for the role of _______ and I’ll be singing ________
-little einstein’s remix
-the dress
-american horror story: hotel
-hoe don’t do it… oh my god
-[looks at smudged writing on hand]

March
-making fun of igloo australia
-handmaiden & feudal lord
-these are their stories
-natalia kills
-jet fuel can’t melt steel beams
-emoji text
-the sausage movement
-bro pickup lines
-lebron james

April
-coppy/excel sheets
-😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊
-#thisgeneration
-hi welcome to chili’s
-rare pepes
-embrace your uncomfort zone
-putin memes
-putting chat bubbles over cartoon characters
-mall cop 2
-sneme (snail meme/snake meme)
-deez nuts
-bitch where
-regional gothic
-chances of winning in a fight
-let’s mcfreakin lose it
-facebook mom minion pictures
-myidol

May
-look at this photograph
-down with cis
-pokemon + world of warcraft’s love child
-gal pals
-cheeky nandos
-british banter
-you stole fizzy lifting drink
-eurovision
-charlie charlie challenge
-effective.
Power
لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ

-sonic-for-real-justice

June
-shia labouf just do it
-cole slaw hate
-NOT AS BRAVE AS THESE SOLDIERS
-i hate when people dress like this… like we get it, you smoke weed
-sign me the FUCK up 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌th 👌 ere👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do  ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit
-today i fucked up by…
-they changed the tumblr logo again
-ask ________ a question
-E3 swedish yarn man
-DO NOT EVER ARRANGE TO MEET SOMEONE IRL FROM __________
-WHAT ARE THOOOOOSE
-minion hate
-rihanna gifs
-the author of the journals, my brother
-get a load of that dog!
-neopets
-imagine that you have zero cookies, and you split them evenly among zero friends. how many cookies does each person get? see? it doesn’t make sense. and cookie monster is sad that there are no cookies, and you are sad that you have no friends.

July
-zoobe
-me, shoving breadsticks into my purse
-zodiac pictures
-gemini hate
-iridocyclitis
-IM ALWAYS A SLUT FOR __________
-#GrowingUp________
-fusion is just a cheap tactic to make weak gems stronger/so this is what the homeworld really thinks of fusion
-no notes
-JOHN CENA
-gun
-editing captions
-*to the tune of ________*
-dog of wisdom

August
-frank ocean album
-okay…….. that sounds fake but alright
-netflix and chill
-old commercials
-spongebob receipts
-the signs as one word
-you’ve heard of _______ now get ready for ________
-another one
-young man
-QUIT TELLING EVERYONE IM DEAD
-sonic dreams collection
-straight outta compton
-what the FUCK DID YOU JUST SAY
-man door hand hook car door
-that pink cat from boomerang
-deez nuts election poll
-theme songs for animals
-dismaland/banksy
-vmas
-MILEY WHATS GOOD

September
-first day of hogwarts
-new tumblr layout
-new google logo
-screaming ducks video
-why the fuck you lying
-interrogator: say it
-boy: so u got any fantasies?
-pokemon go
-*takes a deep breath* i lo-
-#whatdidzoeysay
-brain: you gotta
-you were red, and you liked me because i was blue
-spongebob lyric edits
-blood moon
-water on mars

October
-skeleton war
-disappearing peace sign
-urinal picture
-undertale
-psat
-poot lovato
-concept: ________
-adele is back
-north posted this while playing on my phone
-taylor swift suing people
-hotline bling/dance like drake
-staff got rid of replies
-let _______ say fuck

November
-it’s christmas time
-ufo sighting
-jar jar renaissance
-that’s it im kinkshaming
-tumblr messenger
-shia labouf watching his own movies
-that bee picture
-the picture of the guy from star trek looking scandalized
-slam da fuckin like button if u up
-dropping water filled condoms on people’s heads
-the meme depression

December
-one punch man
-neko atsume
-the new paper airplane icon
-baby grinch
-2015 in a nutshell
-wonderful-disney-recipes
-star wars spoilers
-the force awakens opening crawl
-TRAITOR
-miss universe pageant
-text posts in between christmas lights
-leave it in 2015

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august 21, 2016 | 12:27 pm | (9/100

i’m so inconsistent with my 100 days of productivity but oh well 😅  the past week was so busy and tiring, but i actually made it through!! 💪🏼  here are my math midterm reviewers 📝🤓  two midterms to gooo!

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I gotta admit, the olive green half binder from gc2b is pretty amazing–it’s a little rough on the inside but its compression is amazing.

Can’t vouch for how effective this would be on larger cup sizes, but for the trans/non-binary/gender variant folks (or the cosplayers, since I’ll also be using it for that) this is a pretty solid investment.

hey, histrionic csa/cocsa survivors?

We didn’t deserve it.

if you view yourself as nothing but a sex doll, 

if you cannot view yourself as a sexual being, 

if your view of yourself with sex is more complicated than can be summed up with a few vague sentences,

we’re valid.

We did what we had to. We did our best. 

And we are allowed to love our histrionic personality disorders.

And we are allowed to hate our histrionic personality disorders.

And whatever mixed up complicated version of both love and hate we experience

is valid.

And i can’t express what it feels like for all of us,

but i can express how real it is.

And how it tears us apart.

And how it deserves to be talked about.

So here’s a post for all histrionic survivors of csa or cocsa. 

Because it changed us. Or it broke us. Or it made us. Or it didn’t.

Because whatever verb you put there - it matter. and it’s real. 

And we’re real.

And sometimes that’s ugly. But it’s always real.

12x20 - Holy Narrative Mirrors Batman!

In the middle of taking ages to write another hand meta (yes I’m back to that guys) this episode aired and therefore I am here to bring you my review of 12x20 and all the emotions that brought to the table.

Firstly, important things to address: I am PISSED that two POC women were killed this episode. I don’t really care that Alesha was brought back as a Twig puppet monster (my nickname for those creatures) because it was still two violent POC deaths shown on screen. Must we really keep seeing this on this show? After Billy? I know that SPN needs to keep its death count high and I would NOT want them to kill off Max when he is our only canon recurring queer character on the show atm either (not including Dean still hidden away in Narnia) but I’m still pissed off about it. I also didn’t like the fact that they showed the old witch’s immediate dislike of Tasha being a racist thing either. Yes I know she’s an evil witch but really spn? Racism and then have that same racist old hag KILL the poc lady? Nice going.

Anyway, that is my rant on that. So ya’ll know it pissed me off. This is a just fandom blog and I wanna keep it positive bearing in mind I actually loved this episode but it needed to be addressed.

I did love this episode, even if I am getting a meta headache over all the narrative mirrors they showed us and went to extensive lengths to portray. I feel I need to outline them all clearly so without further rambling here they are:

Max is Dean and Alesha is Sam

This one is pretty obvious. They went to great lengths to show this including adding a blast from the far past in the ‘THEN’ section by showing us the Pilot episodes baby dean (how high and young his voice was!) saying the classic phrase “Dad’s on a hunting trip and hasn’t been home in a few days”. To say that the Banes’ story then mirrors the first two seasons of the show would be highly accurate.

Max is shown to be the loud, flirtatious, overly confident sibling with his boisterous attitude and charisma. Unlike Dean however he is ‘out and proud’… Oh Dean… please find your way out of Narnia this season.

Alesha is the sibling who rolls her eyes over her brothers antics, and feels more like an outsider in the family, based on this conversation with Sam:

“He always thinks he knows mum better, because they’re both natural witches, it’s who they are”

“When I was growing up Dean and my dad had the same thing with hunting, that bond”.

This pretty much drums the mirror home, but later we are shown just how similar Dean and Max are by how Max takes the deal and brings his sister back (though perhaps not quite in the same way) and sells his soul for her, because like Dean, he is unable to go on without his sibling.

This is the main narrative mirror in place, with the siblings shown to be kinda co-dependent and willing to sacrifice for each other. It also really helps our bi!dean reading that he is yet again being mirrored with a queer man. Yay for Steve Yokey really pushing that parallel.

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I find it utterly fascinating that the Still Star-Crossed book is unavailable EVERYWHERE when you look to buy it, be it hardcover, paperback or even kindle version

like you’d think someone in the publishing house would have been “huh, they’re making a show about it, maybe we should print some more copies cause people will want to give us money and check the book too” 

but

apparently

no