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who thought it was a solid plan to put Anakin in charge of thousands of impressionable 12-year-olds honestly i ask you

Why we should use SAGA (sexuality and gender acceptance) as the new term for the LGBT community
  • It’s easy to say 
  • It includes everyone without needing to include 300 trillion letters in the acronym
  • The definition of Saga is “a long story of heroic achievement” which is an excellent way to describe the movement
  • it sounds hella cool 
Listen. It wasn’t like she showed up in my life and changed anything and everything. She did not put this mangled wreck of pieces back together and things were not even close to being magically better when she walked right into my life. What she did do, was she made me feel safe. She made me feel smart and beautiful and finally like I had some worth. She made me hopeful– for a better life… a better future. She made me want things I never knew I wanted. This isn’t some heroic love story where she saves me– it’s one where she makes me want to save myself.
—  5/15/17
Concerning Hobbits (of Color)

Okay it’s been a whole day and I’m still angry about that hobbit casting thing, so let’s lay down some Tolkien canon here.

Fact 1: Per Tolkien, there were originally three races of hobbit. The Stoors were a small group, they were broad and stocky, they grew facial hair, they liked rivers, and their skin color is not specified, so Tolkien probably meant them to be white (but there’s no reason they have to be, since again, not specified). The Fallohides were a tiny group, they were thin, pale and tall, they were bold and good with languages, and they like trees. The Harfoots were the distinct majority, they lived in holes, they had hairy feet, and they were brown. Tolkien is super clear on this. He explicitly calls out Harfoots as having browner skin than other hobbits when describing the races and he uses phrases like “nut-brown skin” and “long brown fingers” when describing specific hobbits to back it up.

Fact 2: Britain planted its ravenous imperial flag firmly in the soil of India three centuries before Tolkien wrote The Hobbit. He knew what a brown person looked like. He would know he was not evoking a slightly darker shade of Caucasian when he said a person had brown skin.

Fact 3: Bilbo, Frodo, and all of their friends are aristocracy. Sam is the only hobbit we ever meet who is an actual laborer. In Tolkien’s time, laborers worked in the sun and middle class and aristocracy stayed inside where there was something resembling temperature control. Apart from Sam and Aragorn, no one in the Fellowship (or Company) ever voluntarily got a sunburn. If Tolkien talks about brown skin he’s talking about brown skin, not a farmer’s tan.

Where does this leave us?

Well, Tolkien says that after colonizing the Shire, the three hobbit races mingled more closely and became one. This leaves us with two options.

Option A: He’s talking about that thing that sci-fi writers sometimes do where “everyone is mixed race.” So all three races would have smeared together into a single uniform color. What color? Mostly Harfoot, aka brown. The “strong strain of Fallohide” in the Tookish and Brandybuck lines means maybe they’re white-passing, but in this scenario all hobbits are brown.

Option B: He’s talking about a more melting-pot scenario where visual racial distinctions still exist but everyone lives side-by-side in a fairly uniform culure. The Tooks/Brandybucks having a “strong strain of Fallohide” means that they are themselves remaining strains of Fallohide, and are straight-up white. Merry, half Took and half Brandybuck, is thus white (possibly part Stoor, given Brandybuck comfort with water); Pippin, half Took and half Banks, is either white or biracial. The Baggins family, sensible owners of the oldest and most venerable hobbit-hole anyone knows of, are blatantly Harfoot, making Bilbo and Frodo (half Took and half Brandybuck respectively) also biracial. Fallohides being exclusively adventurous high-class types, and the Gamgees being staid low-class homebodies with a distrust of moving water, Sam is obviously Harfoot and thus completely brown. (Smeagol, a Stoor, is probably white, but as discussed above, doesn’t have to be.) In this scenario, a minimum of three of five heroic hobbits are various shades of brown, four out of five of them could be, and most background hobbits are brown.

In conclusion, if you think all hobbits are white, you are canonically wrong. If you geek out over Aragorn wearing the Ring of Barahir, rage about Faramir trying to take the Ring, and do not even notice, much less complain, that Sam, Bilbo and Frodo are being erroneously portrayed by white guys, you need to reexamine the focus of your nerdery.

anonymous asked:

Honestly when I saw the picture of Dean looking up at Cas next episode, the first thing I thought about was Dean looking up and seeing Cas when he came to save him from hell. Maybe it was something with the lights or with Dean's expression, I don't know, but that's the first thing I thought about and I was reminded how incomprehensible Cas must have seemed to Dean at the time... It's such a romantic and heroic story

I know what you mean, but given that Dean doesn’t remember it, it’s hard for me to think of that part of their relationship as romantic… but yeah incomprehensible would definitely be it if he remembered!!

You know what IS romantic though and a standard trope in romances? (And I can’t help but think of all the times that balcony and those stairs are associated with Cas, even when the brothers come down the stairs talking about him…).

1. The Romeo and Juliet Balcony / Lovers trope.

Annnnnnd I’m gonna leave this one right here for fun too :)


2. The lovers gaze up trope in a range of other forums.

Originally posted by joleenalice

Originally posted by gifthesilverscreen


3. The lover’s gaze up in SPN, but let’s be fair you know, I’m sure they aren’t aware and this is a total accident.

Bela & Dean

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Dean & Cas

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Cas & Dean

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DEAN & CAS 12x19

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So, umm…..

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Good Comics That Had Bad Consequences

The Punisher Volume 1 (1986) & 2 (1987)

What they should have learned: Writers Mary Joe Duffy and later Mike Baron melded elements of men’s adventure novels and VHS-era crime films to superhero comics elevating Frank Castle from a fairly one-note Spider-Man foil to a compelling anti-hero whose popularity continues today.

What they actually learned:  Marvel and DC Comics churned out scores of deadly gun carrying anti-heroes trying to recreate Frank’s success over and over again.

Watchmen (1986)

What they should have learned: Alan Moore’s magnum opus is a one-of-a kind blend of world building, non-linear narrative, and alternative history to create a true mind-spinning work of unparalleled depth.

What they actually learned: Swearing and death scenes makes you “mature.”

Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)

What they should have learned: With it’s sickening violence, lurid nightmarish colors, and elaborate backgrounds Moore’s most controversial DC book is a masterpiece of tension that takes Batman & the Joker’s conflict to it’s furthest logical conclusion and intends to sicken the reader.

What they actually learned: Rather than being the apex of grimdark “The Killing Joke” inspires a generation of readers and writers to decide that Batman should ONLY be grimdark to the point that characters like Harley Quinn and The Mad Hatter have quadruple digit body-counts.  Also Barbara Gordon remains crippled for years despite Moore regretting making that part of the story.

Todd McFarlane’s Spider-Man (1988)

What they should have learned:  A young artist takes some visual risks and becomes popular by eschewing Marvel’s house style of the time creating a unique and striking visual. The time experimenting with Spider-Man gives McFarlane the tools to create his wildly popular original series Spawn.

What they actually learned: Rather than inspire companies to take risks with their artists the popularity of McFarelane, Jim Lee, and Rob Liefeld inspire Marvel & DC to make their house style an amalgam of “The Image Style” resulting in eyesores like “Extreme Justice” and “Force Works.”

Bone (1991)

What they should have learned: By mixing cartoon antics and high fantasy Jeff Smith proved that child friendly comics can reach a wide audience and that cartoonish books don’t have to be simple or boring.

What they actually learned: Once the value of a mint condition copy of Bone #1 shot to $100 in Wizard’s Price Guide speculators started looking at black and white indy comics like they were lottery tickets.

Alias (2001)

What they should have learned: Another genre mash-up this neo-noir mix of violence, sex, super-heroics and gritty story-telling FINALLY gave Marvel a critically acclaimed Mature Readers title that could compete with DC’s Vertigo line.

What they actually learned: Writers see Bendis’s take on The Purple Man and conclude that sex crimes are an easy way to show how bad your villain is. Thus paving the way for sleaze-fests like “Identity Crisis” and “Kick-Ass II.” 

Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (2002)

What they should have learned: By taking a thoughtful slow build a young Brian Michael Bendis proved that with clever dialog and solid pacing that character building can be just as exciting as superhero action.

What they actually learned: You can pad-out a one-issue story to six issues then sell it as a trade.

anonymous asked:

Ooooh if you ever get the chance it would be awesome to see some Harry Potter characters sorted into Leagues and Legends guilds

(Dear persons wondering what on earth Leagues and Legends is– it’s one of my original trilogies. There are five majors at the adventuring Academy where the story starts: heroic feats, combat specialist, mage, sage, and guide.

The first book is called Beanstalk and you can find all three as free ebooks at ejadelomax.com)

Harry, Chosen One, etc., etc., would come in as a heroic feats major despite never even mailing in an application. He would feel like an imposter.

Ron enters “undeclared” and gets put in the combat specialist major. Being a) a pureblood means he goes into one of the traditionally more respected majors (hero or combat spec) and being b) the impoverished and contentious sort of pureblood means it would be combat spec. He’d bumble and complain through the physical classes, and excel at all strategic thinking and logistical planning, but do poorly at actually turning in the assignments. Prof. Rhones would absolutely try to adopt him, and they would play a lot of chess. Ron would be filled with self-deprecatory jealousy about being Harry’s official sidekick.

Hermione is the sagiest sage to ever live. But she would also absolutely force Harry and Ron to start a Dumbledore’s Army/stable loft crew to teach all the non-combatant majors how to punch people. Punching people is very important to Hermione Granger.

Malfoy’s a hero major; Crabbe and Goyle are two combat specs who loom at his heels constantly.

Luna’s a mage major, but she’d have liked to be a guide. She wanders off for days or weeks sometimes and finds her way back by stars or trails of dropped wildflowers. “Just practicing,” she says. “Oh, did I miss a test?”

Neville nervously applied for guide but, because a) the Longbottoms are an old family name and b) his parents were casualties in service of the Leagues and c) his grandmother donates a lot of money to the school, they put him in heroic feats. He does not think he should be there. In the First Battle of Driftwood Island, he kills a fire demon single-handed using only a rusted magic sword and some gumption.

Every Weasley child for generations has attended the Academy. Bill is a mage, now studying down at the desert universities. Charlie applied for the guide major amd now is at the St. John’s Port University getting ready for a dragonology research trip up north. Percy was heroic feats, and now he works faithfully in the most mundane section of Bureau R&D. Fred’s a mage, and so shoe-horned into that major, but George isn’t. He gets into the sage major and drives Hermione insane because he keeps goofing off but then acing the tests anyway.

Ginny is the seventh of her siblings to attend the Academy, but unlike her brothers she’s only allowed two of the five majors– mage or sage. Unmagical, she takes the sage major to get through the gates and then slips in the back of every hero or combat spec class she can manage. She steals Harry and Ron’s homework and quizzes them left and right. When they graduate, she takes over the non-combatant combat lessons.

In their own era, the Marauders had been a League of their own, up in the mountains– James the hero, Sirius the combat spec, Remus the sage, Peter the guide, and Lily the mage. Ambushed by the mage slavers, James and Lily had died, Peter had vanished, and Sirius had been scapegoated for it. Remus retired into a teaching position at the Academy.

look. if destiel doesn’t become canon. that’s fine. you know? that’s cool. i mean, just because they both could potentially be happy together, like, romantically and all, that’s fine. i don’t need that. it’s cool. as long as they remain best(est) of friends till the end of their days then that’s fine with me. i just want them to be happy, overall, and if that’s platonic then it’s cool with me. they don’t need to find a different kind of happiness within each other that they both have been pining for, a kind of love that will support and cherish them forever. i mean, it’s really ok. i’m fine. really. 

dean and cas don’t ever have to fall in love.

and i’m okay with that.

When I was younger, I remember hearing stories of the one who loved more,
the one who fought harder,
the one who who went through hell to win their lovers love.
I remember thinking these stories were heroic,
that the hero was the one wearing their heart on their sleeve -
but I was wrong.
I grew up being this version of a hero,
loving all the wrong things for me,
watering all these dead flowers in hopes to bring them back to life.
You see, no one tells you that giving people the benefit of the doubt is the same thing as being naive.
I used to think that wearing my heart on my sleeve would pay off,
because those stories I remember when I was little,
made it seem like the happily ever after I always dreamed of.
Nobody tells you that the hero in those stories isn’t the hero at all.
There’s no romanticizing unrequited love,
there’s nothing bold about fighting for someone who doesn’t give a shit about you,
there’s nothing beautiful about continuously letting yourself down because you don’t know how to give up a fight that cannot be won.
I’ve learned this first hand,
that the hero is actually the one who knows how to drop the sword
when the battle has left you too beaten.
That the hero is the one that lets lovers beg for them,
knows how to be distant but soft,
knows the balance of too much and too little.
I only know how to give whole pieces of me,
so tell me, what’s so heroic about that?
I want to tell you the story of one who loved more,
the one who fought harder,
the one who went through hell to win their lovers love.
So let’s start by saying this:
This is not a love story, this is not boy saves girl -
there is no hero in this tale,
but a very broken soul…
One who gives too much, and feels too much, and loses themselves in the battle.
Don’t live your life giving away the best pieces of yourself,
to the girl who will never love you back the way she should.
You are not a hero, you deserve to be the one to save yourself
and to love the girl who knows how to love you back just as hard.
—  You’re not a hero in unrequited love, you’re the victim, (coloringtheworldwithwords)
Age of Triumph Weekly Rituals

Age of Triumph will begin with a quest from the Speaker!

Weekly Story Playlist

  • Weekly Story Mission Playlist will have Modifiers! It will feature all story missions!.Each week will feature a certain set of missions (Example: Mars and Venus one week, Dreadnaught the next)! 
  • First completion rewards a Treasure of Ages and 20 legendary marks up to 5 times (100 marks total!)

Eververse

  • Treasure of Ages from the Eververse! These Treasure are mostly filled with items you missed in past events!  From Sterling Treasures to the Treasures of the Dawning!
    • For instance, you can buy an engram specifically containing the Hose of Judgement loot pool
  • New [POSSIBLE] items. 
  • Silver Dust Vendor improved! It has become more specific in what you can get for your silver dust!
  • Free Treasure of Ages can be awarded three times a week! (Weekly Heroic, Weekly Story, and Weekly Crucible)

Crucible

  • Two Weekly Crucible Bounties!
  • One Treasure of Ages can be earned for completing the weekly featured gametype!

Challenge of the Elders

  • Challenge of the Elders brought up to 390! 
  • Can now reward 10 Legendary Marks up to 3 times! 
  • The lower level CoE is still available

Nightfall

  • Nightfall is at 380 LL!
  • Daybreak modifier for NIghtfall! 
    • It is a Mayhem modifier for the Nightfall
    • It will appear roughly once a month
  • Rainbow Burn is not impossible! 
  • Starting in July/August there will be 6 weeks of Daybreak Strikes!
  • Blue Flames returned! (It grants an XP buff!)
Type-Moon MC Guide 2015 (Part 3)

Last time we had the special titles, now we have the most awaited MCs of Type-Moon’s most popular franchise: Fate!

Meet the main contenders of the Holy Grail War in all the different Nasuverse universes:

Updated and edited

Fate/Stay Night (All 3 Routes):

Protagonist: Shirou Emiya

Deuteragonist: Rin Tohsaka (relegated to a tritagonist in the other routes outside hers, but overall, she’s this)

Heroines: Saber (Fate), Rin Tohsaka (Unlimited Blade Works) and Sakura Matou (Heaven’s Feel)

The bulk of Fate Stay Night’s plot relies heavily on protagonist Shirou’s conflict with his ideals, his relationships with the three main heroines, and his dream of one day becoming a hero of justice or an ideal hero to everyone. While you have the power to influence Shirou’s decisions, namely which route to pick among the three and which girl he should pursue, or better yet, how not to land in a Bad End (unless you want to see all those wacky Tiger Dojo antics, which you can only watch if you deliberately get Bad Ends - we all know you do -), most of the decisions in the VN are heavily reliant on you acting like Shirou and not as yourself, which is proof that Shirou is not your average run in the mill vanilla self-insert MCs in VNs nowadays (trust me, some of the “rational” choices there in the game are guaranteed to net you Bad Ends). Regardless of what anyone thinks of him as a character, it’s generally agreed that Shirou is one of the, if not the most complex MC in VN history.

On the other hand, while we all know that Shirou is the overall narrator and main character of the popular VN Fate/Stay Night, since it centers on his growth in different ways in all three routes (UBW being my favorite overall), Rin is the second most important character in the whole VN and I’m saying this not because I’m biased towards her, but because compared to Sakura and Saber, whose roles may be minimal outside their routes, Rin’s importance in all three routes never diminishes, regardless of her not being the main heroine of Fate and HF. There’s also the fact that her development heavily mirrors and runs parallel to Shirou’s in the entire VN, developing alongside him even outside UBW, and that she’s the narrator and MC in both the Prologue and the Epilogue of the game. She gets to narrate several times in UBW too. Love interest in the route or not, she’s definitely the main heroine here, even if Saber’s the poster girl for the series (Dang you Takeuuuuchiiiii!!!). 


By the way, they’re also the selectable main characters in the FHA mini-game Capsule Servant, so there.


Them aside, Saber gets the bulk of the focus in the Fate route, relegating Shirou’s MC status to that of a supporting protagonist (he’s still the main POV, but doesn’t quite have the hand on the plot compared to the next two routes), while Sakura is the main love interest in Heaven’s Feel, as the “princess” Shirou has to rescue amid the gray morality he faces there and the dark machinations behind the HGW.


In Fate/ Unlimited Codes, literally everyone in FSN (except Kuzuki for some reason tbh) is the protagonist, unlike Melty Blood since FUC is an alternate retelling of FSN in each of the characters’ POV.

Fate/Prototype and Fragments of Silver and Blue (prequel):

Protagonist: Ayaka Sajyou (Fate/Prototype) and Manaka Sajyou (Fragments of Silver and Blue prequel series)

Before Shirou, Rin and gender-flipped King Arthur existed, there was the shy but strong-willed Ayaka Sajyou and her Servant, the actual male King Arthur, Saber. Being Rin, Shirou, and Sakura’s prototype (being the main character with a penchant for attracting people of the opposite gender without really trying, she’s Shirou. Backstory, magical potential, relationship with her Servant, and personality-wise, she’s a fusion between Rin and Sakura), it would’ve been interesting to see if Nasu actually went through with this project before FSN. Would’ve been fun, I guess.


Then there was her crazy older sister, Manaka Sajyou, who is the main villain of the main series and the villain protagonist of Prototype’s prequel novel, Fragments of Silver and Blue, who serves as Ayaka’s Saber’s original Master there. If you gotta ask who she was prototype of in FSN, I’d say she’s a mix between FSN!Illya (inability to grow, plus her sweet childishness and sociopathic personality but without her heroic and sympathetic traits), Dark Sakura (her scary, psychopathic personality, insanity, and her connection to the Greater Grail. Unlike D!Sakura though, Manaka was already purposely and intentionally evil from the start whereas prior to darkening and after a series of breaking, Sakura was corrupted whereas Manaka didn’t need to be). If the novel’s anything, Manaka, powerlevel-wise, is, according to Nasu, omnipotence in human form. Poor Ayaka has a lot of problems in store for her.

Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya:

Protagonist: Illyasviel von Einzbern

Deuteragonist: Miyu Edelfelt

It’s a world where Illya gets to finally live a happy, normal (well, not for long) life in contrast to her FSN counterpart whose life was anything but unicorns and rainbows, what more could you ask for? 


Because their backgrounds are staunchly different from one another, the Illya in this verse is much more relaxed (well, if you don’t count her exasperation sometimes to her friends’ hijinks), is happier (yay!), is actually a regular (by a certain definition) kid instead of the experimented homunculus we all love, and is much, much more genuinely heroic than FSN!Illya, who is more than happy to give you one horrific Bad End to the next (she is heroic though, but is much more sociopathic than Prisma!Illya). She’s also a Magical Girl here, so yay!.


As for Miyu, she makes an awesome foil to this verse’s Illya and their relationship as friends is really sweet. Without spoiling much of the plot, let’s just say that Miyu here is the Fate! equivalent to PMMM’s Homura Akemi with a dash of Fate from Nanoha mixed into her. In the Fate ‘verse? She’s basically Sakura backstory-wise while she has bits of Alice’s (from Mahoyo) personality down.

Fate/Zero:

Protagonist: Kiritsugu Emiya

Deuteragonist: Kirei Kotomine

Tritagonist: Waver Velvet

(All three are at the center)

In this story, we get to see how big of a contrast Kiritsugu was to Shirou back before the events of FSN happened as an ally of justice despite having nearly the same dreams and ideals with each other, and wow, what a difference it is (if you don’t count the Mind of Steel Bad End in HF and his other, possible future self that is *wink wink*)! Fate Zero shows us the inevitable tragic outcome of events that led to Kiritsugu’s ideals betraying him and ultimately destroying him by the end of Zero’s HGW and before the very start of FSN’s story.


Kirei gets to be the main antagonist and deut as well for being in direct opposition to Kiritsugu and the role his growth plays in the story (oh, you get to see how Team Yuetsu’s formed too). From passive foe with deep-seated issues he himself can’t even comprehend, to ironically a conscientious, sociopathic villain who takes glee in seeing people suffer before him, Kirei’s actions and machinations throughout the entire plot move the story along while building up a climactic climax and destined clash between him and Kiritsugu.


And finally, Waver’s character development here serves to give us the more traditional and heroic coming of age story in contrast to his fellow MCs above who followed a more nominally heroic, and in Kirei’s case, descent into villainy route. The story puts in a lot of focus on his relationship with his Rider too, and I’m glad they did ‘cause they delivered their development well. Oh, and he pops up in the epilogue of the 2015 UBW anime too as a special cameo.

Fate/Extra and Fate/Extra CCC

Protagonist: Hakuno(M)/ Hakunon(F) Kishinami

Deuteragonist: The Servant of the player’s choice: Saber (Nero), Archer (EMIYA), Caster (Tamamo no Mae) and in CCC, Gilgamesh

Compared to most silent MCs in their position, the Kishinamis of your choice have an actual personality and you don’t have to fill in the blanks yourself to imagine what they’re like, even though you don’t get to hear or see them speak in the entirety of your playthrough (you do get to see what goes on in their heads at least). 


As for the Servants, well, let’s just say that their backgrounds and relationships with Hakunon/ Hakuno are of equal importance to the game’s plot.

Fate/Hollow Ataraxia:

Protagonist: Bazett Fraga Mcremitz and Servant Avenger (Angra Mainyu)

Heroine: Caren Ortensia

Putting aside the SOL scenarios in FHA which focus more on the FSN crew having fun, we have the main plot of Bazett, an Enforcer from Mage’s Association who wakes up under strange circumstances with no recollection of the events that happened to her prior to the events of the 5th HGW whatsoever. Discovering a mysterious entity known as the Avenger-class Servant, or simply Avenger, who happens to look exactly like a darker version of a certain MC, Bazett finds out that every time she and Avenger die, time would always rewind itself to the first day of the events of FHA, creating a time loop with some deviations in the events that occur each time. In the midst of it all is Caren Ortensia, a mysterious nun who appears in Fuyuki to serve as Kirei’s replacement as both local priest and overseer. Just what is her connection to that fake priest? To find out, play the game, or, watch Carnival Phantasm.

Fate/School Life:

Protagonists: Kane HimuroYukika Saegusa and Kaede Makidera

This comedic 4-koma series follows the lives of the track trio, and tells us what they did while the 5th HGW was taking place in FSN. Hilarity ensues.

Fate/Strange Fake:

Protagonist: Literally all the contenders present, but Gilgamesh and Enkidu get emphasized focus here

Both the novel and the manga have no real set main protagonist in this Fate entry since literally everyone gets the limelight and their own personal chapters with them as the main character, but Gilgamesh and Enkidu’s stories are given the bigger spotlight here, at least in the earliest chapters.

Fate/Apocrypha:

Protagonists: Ruler (Jeanne d’ Arc) and Homunculus (eventually, Sieg)

The events of Apocrypha revolve around the battle between the Red and Black factions, and while the moral alignments between each side would vary, it’d be a bad idea to make any of the members of either team as a central protagonist without any biases on the side they’re on whatsoever. So the best choice for central protagonist/s would be someone from a neutral faction. This is why the Ruler faction, consisting of Ruler herself and the homunculus Sieg, are the main POVs and the main contenders of Apocrypha’s take on the HGW. Seeing the events of a War they’re not supposed to have direct participation in (Ruler’s job as an overseer of the War prohibits her from directly interfering in it unless the Grail is endangered) through their POV is a breath of fresh air.

Fate/Grand Order:

Protagonist/s: Shirouko and Rin-kun, I mean, Gudako and Gudao (Ritsuka Fujimaru for the male protagonist in the First Order anime)

Heroine/Deuteragonist: Mashu Kyrielite

Okay, those aren’t their official names, but that’s what the official 4koma and promotional materials called them so we’re sticking to them alright?


So the mobile game follows their exploits as the new members of the organization Chaldea, and they’re tasked to save the future from its foreseen inevitable end by competing in many different HGWs throughout different timelines. They also have the ability to summon more than one Servant too (that is if Kirei doesn’t spook you, otherwise…). Always faithfully by their side is FGO’s main heroine Mashu Kyrielite, their beloved kouhai who is fused with an unnamed Servant who wields a large and powerful shield in combat, using that Servant’s skills to fight and to protect the protagonist/s in battle.


Welp. That’s everyone folks! Tell me if I’m missing some people or otherwise. Toodles!

miraculouslykawaii  asked:

Which Disney movies would the UT, UF, US and SF skelebros like and why?

UT!Sans: His favorite is probably Big Hero 6. It gets his tech geek side in gear, and he likes the sense of humor. Fred is amazing. Also, after years Underground the open feeling of the skies of San Fransokyo are kind of cathartic for him.

UT!Papyrus: The Great Mouse Detective. Oddly enough he kind of sees himself in Basil? A devious minded puzzle solver….much like himself, the Great Papyrus! But he also likes mystery stories a lot. Plus that villain song is bomb. Close second is probably Sleeping Beauty. Dragon fight is always a plus.

UF!Sans: He will never, never admit his closet love for Treasure Planet. That movie speaks to him in ways that he will never admit. Plus, SCI FI PIRATES. Fortunately its an underappreciated gem so he’s rarely ambushed by it coming up in conversation.

UF!Papyrus: Ostensibly he’s too “adult” for Disney, but if he tells you that Beauty and the Beast doesn’t make him cry like a bitch, he is lying. He doesn’t know what it is, but that movie just gets to him.

US!Sans: Hercules! He loves Greek myths, and combine that with a good heroic story and you’ve got a good movie for him. He doesn’t quite have the pipes for gospel music but that doesn’t stop him from trying to sing along.

US!Papyrus: Emperor’s New Groove. Makes him die laughing, and he likes the aesthetic. Eartha Kitt is bae.

SF!Sans: Mulan. He thinks she’s a badass. Sometimes Alphys will catch him humming “Be a Man” while training. Also Shan-Yu is A+ villain aesthetic.

SF!Papyrus: Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Syrup is a  lowkey anthropology nut, so a science expedition with a sassy cast of characters to discover a lot civilization? Sign him the fuck up. Plus the animation is fantastic.

For the unbelievably talented and awesome person that is @dresupi. Happy birthday once again! Sorry it took me so long to give you your gift.


Part 1 - Darcy

When Darcy Lewis first sets foot in the Avengers compound, she isn’t sure if she made the right decision in tagging along with Jane. Knowing Thor is one thing but being around a dozen gifted people and impressive former SHIELD agents can be damaging to a person’s ego, especially one as average as Darcy.

The first few weeks, she tries to keep out of everyone’s way, preferring to stay in the lab with her scientists and only going out to explore at night when she thinks everyone’s asleep. It isn’t exactly dread that keeps her from seeking out the supers and introducing herself to them. She’s more worried about saying something stupid in front of them and then regretting her blunder for the rest of eternity.

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moonlightmew6  asked:

Tristeva

Originally posted by redworld96

THIS SHIP IS EVERYTHING AND I CRY ALWAYS

Okay, okay. I’ve always had a soft spot for this ship, okay From before I even understood what Wakfu was and I saw Tristepin catch Evangelyne and give her a cute, proud look, I literally called out, SHIPPED!

Let’s talk about these two, okay?

Let’s talk about how he was being turned into a bush and his one desire when facing plant oblivion was to get a kiss from this beautiful Cra.

Let’s talk about how he isn’t self-conscious about almost anything, but when he thought Eva was saying his breath stank, he refused to open his mouth without covering it because HE DIDN’T WANT IT TO BOTHER HER ANYMORE.

Let’s talk about how Tristepin always dreamed of ending up with a princess, but when he was right in front of one, his eyes were always on her bodyguard instead.

Let’s talk about how, on that same line of thinking, when Amalia reached her kingdom and everyone was saying how much of a princess she was, Tristepin looked genuinely confused and looked at Eva because SHE IS HIS PRINCESS

Let’s talk about how he EXILED HIMSELF TO THE DESERT after he broke Eva’s bow and accidentally hurt her. How doing that to her broke him so badly that he was willing to give up on everything he ever cared about, being a knight, being a guardian, being alive.

Let’s talk about Sir Tristepin Percedal asking what the point is in being a hero if you end up alone.

Let’s talk about how he SACRIFICED HIMSELF TO PROTECT HER.

I CAN KEEP GOING FOR DAYS

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Beethoven - Symphony no. 6, “Pastoral” 

The “Moonlight” sonata, the “Tempest” sonata, the “Emperor” concerto, the “Heroic” symphony…the turn into the 19th century, the shift into Romantic aesthetics, made it easy for Beethoven’s audience to ascribe extra musical ideas and meaning to his absolute works. Publishers found it an easy way to catch people’s eyes, hit their hearts and imaginations with images and emotions that they feel the music is “supposed” to convey. What makes Beethoven so popular is how his life and work had immediately become shrouded in myth, legend, stories that were intriguing and moving enough to get people to want to hear the music, to see if they can find the extra musical meanings. The Pastoral Symphony is one of the few, rare times that Beethoven purposefully tried to recreate programatic ideas and images into his music. The work premiered alongside the fifth symphony and the fourth piano concerto, a staple of his “middle period”, or his “heroic” period. The symphony’s story is a walk through the wilderness, probably inspired by Beethoven’s love for nature and his frequent walks along the countryside near Vienna to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and obligations. We start out with big smiles walking along the green pastures of a sunny day, feeling the wind against our skin, the warmth of the sun on our clothes. We then come across a brook, watch the water flow, the grass sway in the wind. Then we come across a few people living in the country in a lively dance. Maybe a wedding ceremony? Or just dancing for fun? All that is chased away as dark clouds come overhead and thunder crashes, lightning flashes, and rain pours down over the fields. But once the storm passes, a shepherd is heard singing a happy song, and everyone is at peace again. This symphony was influential to the Romantics who came afterward, by reaffirming that it is alright to use “absolute, structured” genre, like the symphony, to convey extra-musical ideas and emotions.

Movements:

1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande (Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the countryside): Allegro ma non troppo

2. Szene am Bach (Scene by the brook): Andante molto mosso

3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Merry gathering of country folk): Allegro

4. Gewitter, Sturm (Thunder. Storm): Allegro

5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm (Shepherd’s song; cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm): Allegretto

So I’m usually pretty quite in class, but last week I threw my pencil case at my English teacher for using “girl” as an insult and he was like super shocked and puzzled and then today at lunch he asked to talk to me, and he asked if I intended for the pencil case to hit him and I said yes, and he was so surprised that I felt so strongly about the girl insult that I chose to assault a teacher, and I said “I’m a feminist” and by the end of the conversation he said “I am very surprised. Keep being a feminist, because there’s not enough people willing to fight like that for gender equality, especially in a building full of teenagers. I think it’s great.” And I am so happy right now

anonymous asked:

72 with Jace :) thx !

Jace Wayland - “You know I’m gonna win, right?”

You had your arms crossed over your chest while you watched Jace and Alec. You had heard the stories about them and you had heard that they were amazing fighters, but you had never actually seen so yourself.

“It’s quite impressive, isn’t it?” Isabelle stood next to you and she had her red lips curled up into a smile. “Jace has extraordinary skills, but Alec knows him better than anyone which makes it almost an even fight.” She cocked her head a little and you bit your lip while you stared at the blinking swords they were holding.

You had always dreamed of holding one, of knowing how to use one. You had always dreamed of being able to defend your own honor instead of depending on a guy to defend it for you. “Can I try?” You stared at Jace and Jace smiled one of his rare, but more than beautiful, smiles at you.

“Sure, come over here.” His hand went through his hair and drops of sweat covered his forehead. “Did you ever hold a sword before?” After you had shaken your head, Jace stood behind you. He pressed his chest to your back and he guided your hand while you curled your fingers around the held of the sword. “Put your feet like this.” He used his own foot to position yours. “Don’t tense your muscles. Loosen them up a little and let the sword dance.”

You stuck your tongue between your lips while you tried to follow the movements Jace was teaching you. The sword was a little heavier than you had thought it would be, but slowly you started to get the hang of it and at a certain moment Jace stepped back and let your hand go. “I feel quite impressive and powerful right now, actually.” You grinned and Jace chuckled.

“You’re holding a weapon for the first time in your life. In a fight you know I’m gonna win, right?” Jace cocked his head a little while he walked around you so he could face you again. “Want a small taste of that fight?” He raised his eyebrows slightly, but little lights were twinkling in his eyes and you nodded eagerly.

You knew that if Jace wanted he could probably disarm you in seconds, but that didn’t mean that you were just going to give up without even trying. You had never been a quitter and you wouldn’t become one right now. You tightened your grip on the sword and waited until Alec had given Jace his.

“Ready?” Jace didn’t wait for you to answer. He stepped forward and his sword hit yours.

You could feel it in your entire body and for a moment you couldn’t breath. In a real fight you would have been dead already, but Jace gave you the time to get used to the sensation that was slightly overwhelming and even a bit painful. But as soon as you had caught your breath Jace started moving again.

He was fast. He was elegant. He was efficient. He kept his eyes on you to make sure he wouldn’t hurt you and still he managed to give you the feeling like you were actually fighting, like you were one of those noble knights from all those heroic stories. When you were almost out of breath, Jace let the point of his sword touch your chest, right where your heart was beating fast. “Not bad, for a beginner.” He smiled and with the sword still on your chest he stepped towards you until he could wrap his arms around you. He dropped his weapon on the floor and you did the same while he pressed a kiss on your lips. “I think we should do this more often. I’d feel a lot better if I knew you could defend yourself when needed.”

“I’ve always wanted to be a badass warrior.”

“Then let’s make you one.”

anonymous asked:

I'm not yet convinced Dany's a villain but I can see signs for it. If the spoilers are accurate and she won't help in the fight against the Others unless the North kneels to her, it doesn't make her look good. That's not the behavior of someone who has the best interests at heart of the people she wants to rule. She's made a habit of using dragonfire against anyone who stands in her way and tho she's been in the right up to now, it's a disturbing trend. There are other reasons but that's a start

Hi nonny, I’m currently writing a meta on this exact topic so you should be able to see the long answer soon. The short answer though is no, absolutely not. Daenerys whether people like her or not is connected so much with life. The last chapter of GOT ending with her giving birth to the dragons. She’s a major character in the series and we’ve been inside her head from the beginning of the series which is something we haven’t got with any of the villains. Cersei doesn’t even gain a POV until AFOC and that is after she loses her son and father. Her POV is in part to get a viewpoint in all the main events at KL and also due to the trauma she has experienced. It’s similar to Jaime who doesn’t become a POV character until he loses his hand. Daenerys doesn’t get this treatment at all. All the villains we have seen are so one dimensional. Other than Cersei and perhaps even Jaime, they aren’t complicated. They are very flat and simplistic. They aren’t complicated characters. Euron, Gregor, hell even Tywin are all monstrous and cruel. There is not a single redeeming quality about either one of these characters. Even Cersei in her pain and all her humanity is still very overtly a villain.