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My Favorite Anime

Many of us have watched a lot of anime through the years, but there will always be that one list of anime in the back of your mind that become timeless and close to your heart. No matter how many years have passed they still remain the best of the best,  because let’s be honest, anime is not what it use to be.

This will include series/movies/OVAs. there are also many series in this list that i couldn’t decide which i love the most, so there isn’t a particular order.

Ghost in the shell

I really like the Ghost in the Shell franchise, but the 1995 animated movie was my favorite. the execution of the animation and the story/plot was definitely something special, and no matter how many years have passed it still remains one of the best. The fact that the Matrix was inspired by the GITS 1995 movie supports my point.

The music for stand alone complex by Yoko kanno was awesome.

Rurouni Kenshin - Trust and Betreyal  OVA mini series. (the franchise better known as Samurai X)

You guys have no idea how much i love this OVA, because not only am i a sucker for symbolism and everything that has to do with Feudal Japan,  but because this mini series did a wonderful job at conveying  so much wisdom and depth. It has something poetic about it. to me it’s a masterpiece. 

i have the DVD somewhere around my house, but, i can’t find it and i’m freaking out about it,  cuz from what i’ve heard you can’t find that original version anywhere anymore since it was discontinued , so basically it’s a rare relic.  3 :’D

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not to be here again but like.. they did even so dirty this season. im really upset. and like… people who say “theres still two whole weeks left!” this isn’t something you just mention last minute especially after the many times his backstory has been talked about already. it’s just disappointing and i will forever be sad about it

The Soulmate Theory (Soulmate AU)

Request: Can you please do #2 and #3 with Jun? Thank you much :)

2) “I’m always tired…but never of you.”
3) “I’d be a terrible person if I let you do something stupid alone.”

Member: Seventeen’s Jun x Y/N

Type: Fluff


You tapped your pen against the metal spiral holding together your notebook and attempted not to scowl. You were unsure why you had signed up for this class, especially now that you were having to pay for an education. College wasn’t something you imagined as being such a series of hits or misses, but man, were you picking the wrong elective courses. 

You looked up to your instructor, a bulbous man of around fifty. He had probably been balding since before you were born and judging by his lack of wedding ring, you assumed he had been divorced about as long. 

Which was juuuust perfect. 

When a man is teaching a class about soul mate lore, it was definitely best if he had divorced who you had assumed to be his soulmate. His first words tattoo stood out brightly on his exposed forearm, bits of it faded or scabbed from his apparent attempts in trying to remove it. 

The irony was just too good. 

“Today’s lesson,” his raspy voice croaked. “Will be focused on “Soulmate Identifying Marks.” Now I know you all received a brief overview of this in high school, but today we’ll be diving in depth to really explore soul marks and their use in our culture.” 

You rolled your eyes and subconsciously glanced down at your knee. Through a small rip in your jeans, you could just barely see a snippet of the scrawled text that had appeared on your skin years ago. Looking up again, you noticed your classmates around you were doing the same. 

You were all just trying to figure it out. 

Admittedly, for awhile, you didn’t believe in soulmates. As your professor had mentioned, you had all gone through classes in middle and high school to explain the unique condition your species had been subjected to. The multifaceted world of soulmates was not an easily digestible one. Different cultures experienced different things, and if you didn’t have the same type of soul mark as the other people in your household, it only meant you were destined to travel, that your soulmate was in a completely different country than you were. 

From the country you had come from, in general, you would be born with a birthmark that would be similar to your future soulmate’s birthmark. This difference in skin pigmentation could appear at any point of your young adult life, starting as soon as you hit puberty. You had waited and waited, but no such birthmark occurred. 

Your mother had been entirely too stressed about your future love life, or lack there of. She took you to religious officials, doctors, and even once, a tattoo artist. No one had an answer for her, but you were at peace with that. Surely there were others out there like you who didn’t have a mark, and you would be okay. Someone would find you…someday. 

Until you woke up one morning and noticed clouded gray marks dotting your kneecap. Scrubbing for nearly an hour in the bathroom only made it worse, the words becoming more clear than any ink smudge could. 

And your mother had become happy again. 

You didn’t not have a soulmark, just a different one, belonging to a different culture. 

After a quick google search, you had discovered that your type of soul mark mostly appeared in East Asia. Once your mother found out, she had every college pamphlet from Hong Kong to Tokyo picked out for you. Before you were even capable of realizing the future you were launching yourself towards, you had your suitcase packed to begin your tour of countries you had never dreamed of visiting. 

And that’s how you ended up here. 

In Seoul, trying to figure out exactly why your bodies had become this way. 

But this guy wouldn’t be giving you the answers. 

“Soul marks are an identifying characteristic to help two individuals find each other, such as complimentary birthmarks, or as in our country, the first words you hear spoken by your soulmate. The mark may appear any time after puberty,” your professor continued, droning in monotone as he read verbatim from your textbook. “Of course in the following units, we’ll go over sense alterations and other signs seen in varying countries. When our body sciences began to include soul mate identifying capabilities, divorce rates…have dropped and life expectancies are still increasing.” 

“If you were born in South Korea,” he continued blandly. You had a difficult time looking at him, his facial expressions becoming more and more disinterested in the actual words he was saying. “Or have a soul mate from an East Asian country, we have all become familiar with the words marking our skin. Very rarely does someone become a young adult without seeing words written on their flesh. Of course there are varying factors. Our culture seems to forget those who are deaf or have different disabilities. Most often, we’re left to our own worst thoughts that we don’t have soul mates, but realistically, that will only occur for under three percent of the population.” 

“Is that around the world or just East Asia?” someone called out. 

The professor chuckled before shaking his head. “East Asia, do you really think I care that far to search numbers around the world? I hardly care outside of Korea.”

You looked up uneasily and scanned the classroom, locking eyes with a handsome boy you had recognized during roll call. His name had seemed foreign in structure, so he was just as displaced in this new country as you were. He gave you a sad smile and lifted his brows before turning his face back to the instructor. You continued to look around at your fellow classmates, realizing that none of you looked similar. Every skin tone on the spectrum shone out underneath the florescent lights and you were proud. You had all enrolled here for the same reason. 

All of you had been the outliers in your cultures. All of you had soulmates dwelling in the 4,600,000 square miles of East Asia. All of you were here in hopes of bringing yourself a little bit closer to your destiny. 

You felt a rush of adrenaline flood your veins as you stuck your arm into the air, lifting it to be able to speak. 

“Oh…uh, yes…Y/N, is it?” your teacher asked, lifting his brows in surprise. 

“What happened to your soulmate?” you asked, incapable of biting your tongue any longer. “You’ve talking to us about soul marks in Korea, but you haven’t told us anything about yourself. Shouldn’t we hear your story?” 

“Oh,” he chuckled, crossing his arms. He tilted his forearm deliberately so you could no longer see the marred words printed there. “Well, I don’t think that’s necessarily a story I owe you.” 

“Don’t you though?” you prodded. “How can you be a subject matter expert when you don’t want to talk about how the subject applies to your life? I mean, you are quite literally telling us all that our society runs off of the idea of soulmates, granted, you don’t really care about those of us not from your own country, but we don’t even really know if you have one.” 

“Of course I have one,” he croaked. “And I don’t appreciate this attack on my character.” 

“It’s not an attack on your character,” you groaned. “If it’s to be considered an attack at all, it’s on your intelligence.” 

You looked around to see your classmates stifle their giggles, trying to hide smiles as you voiced all of the words they had been thinking. 

“Get out of my class,” the professor hissed. Your eyes grew wide as he stared at you. “And anyone else who shares the same opinion, you can feel free to leave as well.” 

You took a deep breath as you shut your book with the all of the force you were capable of. Shoving it in your backpack, you glanced up at the professor and nodded. You slung your bag over your shoulder and breathed in sharply as you noticed movement in your peripherals. You looked over to see the same boy you had made eye contact with previously, now packing his things and standing. 

“Anyone else?” the professor asked as you began down the steps of the auditorium style classroom. A buzz of conversation radiated around you as you moved, incapable of making eye contact with anyone else. You felt exhilarated as you walked, the first real time you had ever confronted anyone, let alone a teacher. You breezed out of the classroom and could only breath properly again once you reached one of the benches outside. You swung your book bag around and plopped it on the ground before exhaling. 

You involuntarily flinched as a body appeared beside yours on the bench. The boy who had walked out of the classroom as you had turned and nodded at you. 

“You didn’t agree with him either?” you chuckled, shaking your head. 

He smiled, tilting his own as he looked at you. “I’d be a terrible person if I let you do something stupid alone.” 

You stopped for a moment, almost numb to his words as he spoke them. You turned slowly to properly face him, dozens of questions attempting to assemble themselves in your brain and burst from your lips. 

He nodded brightly, a large grin on his face. “Yep, it’s me. I’m the guy.”

You furrowed your brows for a moment, thinking back to the words decorating your skin. You had stared at them for years, wondering about the male or female who would utter that one simple sentence. You always wondered the context, wondered exactly what the “stupid something” was going to be. …which made another thought spring to your lips. 

“Do you really think what I did was stupid?” 

“To some, maybe,” he chuckled. “But you stood up for yourself and called him out on some pretty problematic shit, so that’s neat.” 

You smiled as you shook your head, attempting to recall the first words you had spoken in his presence. “Wait…what do you have-”

He pulled up his sleeve, his smile never fading as he read the words from his forearm. “What happened to your soulmate?” 

“Oh man,” you chuckled. “Sorry…that had to be confusing.” 

“Admittedly,” he nodded. “I was kind of bummed when it wasn’t something more romantic. Maybe ‘I’ve finally found my home.” Or ‘I’m always tired, but never of you.’” 

You lifted a brow, trying to keep from giggling. “I never thought my soulmate would be so…”

“Handsome? Romantic? Adorable?” he grinned. 

“Cringy,” you snorted. “But for the record, the first thing you said to me wasn’t exactly Shakespearean.” 

He rolled his eyes, but still looked amused. “This makes for a better story I think.” 

“It would’ve made for a better story if we lead the charge and had the entire classroom walk out behind us,” you said with a wink. 

“Don’t rule that out just yet,” he whispered, gently tapping your knee. You looked up to see your fellow students filing out of the classroom you had both just left. Your grin couldn’t grow any wider as student after student passed in rapid fire discussion about what had just happened. 

“Hey,” you called out, noticing the girl you usually sat beside. “You all really left?” 

“No, he cancelled class early,” she muttered, hardly looking up from her phone. “Something about how he has to reassess life choices or something.” 

You heaved a sigh as you looked back to your legs and began to poke at the holes in the denim. You stretched the fabric to be able to see your skin in full. “I’d be a terrible person…”

As you were reading along silently to yourself, you felt the man beside you shift his position. Humming, he pulled at the hand you were using to shift your jeans, and wrapped it in his own instead. 

“I’m Junhui by the way,” he nodded. “You were probably wondering.” 

“I assumed I’d figure it out,” you smiled, nodding to him. 

“So maybe our story didn’t start with a classroom revolution,” he chirped. “But it did start, so that’s something.”

“Relentlessly optimistic,” you laughed. “I like it.” 

“You better,” he laughed as well. “Cause you’re kind of stuck with me now. The Soulmate theory says so.” 

“Is that how it works?” you teased. “Divorce rates are down, not nonexistent.” 

“Hey, hey,” he argued. “You can’t divorce me before we’ve even started dating.” 

“Who makes these rules, Junnie?” you smiled. 

“Me, I do,” he nodded. “And I say you’re stuck with me.” 

“Hmph,” you sighed. “I guess I’ll just have to live with that then.” 

“Try not to sound so enthusiastic,” he chuckled. He began to stand and tossed his bag over his arm. He reached down and tugged at your hand again. “Let’s go.” 

“Where are we going?” you asked.

“Well, obviously we have to FaceTime my mom and let her know what happened. Then we have to FaceTime your mom and-”

“Whoa, whoa, whoa,” you gasped. “Can’t we just…slow down? Get some coffee first maybe? Try to digest everything that just happened?” 

“Right. Coffee. Good idea,” he nodded. “Digesting. I can digest.” 

You laughed, shaking your head as you shouldered your book bag. What an interesting glance into your forever. 

Originally posted by wouhui

and maybe i love you because 
i breathe easier with you
and when you hold me the way you do
my soul almost feels functional again
(like i hadn’t wrecked it beyond compare)
so maybe i love you because
my demons are silent when yours are around
and i wake up screaming every night
but so do you
and we take turns holding each other 
i guess i love you because
i sleep better with you
(you can’t keep the nightmares away but, fuck, you try)
i love you and it’s without reason
but if i have to find some semblance of sanity in something
so chaotic
here’s what i’d say:
i see you and i see good
and if you love me the same
(a fraction would do)
then maybe i’m worth loving after all
—  monsters don’t love the way we do (take a break, atlas #9)

please respect my work, do not plagerize but please be inspired!

the following is bts, nct 127, and vixx. continue on if you sit on them. i love these boys with all of my heart but i do not need to hear about me needing to do another group. these are all i do.

fan favorites are symbolized by ❁



hoseok


⇢ none as of yet


jimin


⇢ none as of yet


jin


⇢ none as of yet


jungkook


⇢ none as of yet


namjoon


⇢ none as of yet


taehyung


⇢ none as of yet


yoongi


milk ⇢ meet ugly!au

↳ she broke a bottle of milk on his shift, and then ended coming back everyday.



donghyuck


feelings ⇢ soulmate!au ❁

↳ connected by feelings, they struggled together.


first impressions ⇢ meet ugly!au

↳ a bad date with a nasty boy vs. a bad date with a sweet k-pop idol?


hit and miss ⇢ prince!au

↳ first in the academia series. the academy was set up so society wouldn’t fall from an unfit ruler.

doyoung


⇢ none as of yet


jaehyun


haunted house ⇢ halloween

↳ a girl unafraid of most everything, was frightened by just a teenager.


healing ⇢ high school!au

↳ third in the best friends series. jaehyun was the only one able to mend a broken heart.

one | two | three | four


no more time ⇢ soulmate!au

↳ tick. tick. the numbers on your wrist tell you when they’re dead.


not to be ⇢ soulmate!au ❁

↳ she didn’t have a soulmate, so she made herself one.


johnny


this is war (ft. ten) ⇢ paintball!au

↳ they were friends, until the final battle.


mark


coulrophobia ⇢ halloween

↳ the phobia of clowns.


sportings event ⇢ sport!au

↳ together on the bleachers and out on the gym floor, they would cheer for each other.


sicheng


moonlight sonata ⇢ highschool!au

↳ fourth in the best friends series. sicheng and his date have to take over an abandoned party.

one | two | three | four


taeil

⇢ none as of yet


taeyong


best friends forever ⇢ high school!au

↳ before there were problems, there was love.

one | two | three | four


best friends for never ⇢ high school!au

↳ he had saved her from those who hurt her, and then he became one of them.

one | two | three | four


ten


eurydice ⇢ theater!au

↳ they were not their acts, orpheus and eurydice, but they did find a love like them.


this is war (ft. johnny) ⇢ paintball!au

↳ they were friends, until the final battle.


yuta


cherry blossoms ⇢ love at first sight!au

↳ the cherry blossoms reminded him of home.


coffee shop meeting ⇢ coffee shop!au

↳ taeyong sets up his barista with his friend.


series

best friends series ⇢ starring lee taeyong, jung yoonoh, and dong sicheng.

↳ lee taeyong cheats on his best friend. memories are reminiscence, a broken heart is picked up and sicheng has to crash a party.

status: abandoned

one | two | three | four


academia series ⇢ starring lee donghyuck.

↳ princes and princess across the land are forced into an academy before they are allowed to be crowned to prevent disastrous calamities in society.

status: ongoing - updating every saturday?

one



hongbin


⇢ none as of yet


hyuk


⇢ none as of yet


ken


⇢ none as of yet


leo


⇢ none as of yet


n


⇢ none as of yet


ravi


⇢ none as of yet

youtube

so,

 in the midsts of watching a hit-or-miss iron fist series and 2 pretty good dave chappelle specials that ruffled alot of feathers, on netflix i started watching this little series known as “Samurai Gourmet.”

based originally on the seinen manga, Nobushi no Gourmet, by Masayuki Kusumi, It features the culinary escapades and active imagination of newly retired Takeshi Kasumi.

After 40 years of slaving in the hustle and bustle of tokyo’s high-tension workforce as a department chief, Takeshi has finally retired at age 60.

He finds himself and his life taking an entirely new direction now that he has been freed from the constraints of the rigidly structured and heavily repressed lifestyle of the average Japanese salaryman. 

a new challenge arises:

what does he do now?
where does he go?
what does he do with himself now that he doesn’t have to work anymore to keep himself busy?

being an avid fan of the sengoku era and the uninhibited reckless bravado of the sword-wielding ronin of that time period, takeshi slowly breaks his modest introverted outward salaryman shell and attempts to personify the mental image of a devil-may-care roughneck samurai in his head, and embrace his new angle life in retirement, through cuisine.

it’s a short great series at 12 episodes long; alot of slice of life feels in here along with some amazing food.

A response...

So, here is my response to “Last year you said Rotten Tomatoes was shit, and now you swear by it because Wonder Woman has a 97% score!”

No.

We are not swearing by Rotten Tomatoes. We would have seen Wonder Woman regardless of the score. We are happy about the high score because this means we can enjoy the movie in peace.

For most of us, negative reviews do not sway the decision of whether or not we will see a movie. I think this is the same for a lot of people. People are going to like what they like regardless of what other people say about it (for the most part). The reason we are happy about the positive reviews (or at least, this is why I am), is that positive reviews mean we will be left alone when expressing our enjoyment of a film. Take The Dark Knight, for example. I can go on and on about how much I love that movie, and if someone else doesn’t like it, they are more likely to go on about their business or respectfully disagree with how great I think it is. Positive reviews protect fans from disrespect. When a movie has negative reviews (and this goes double for a DCEU film), people see it as fair game to go out of their way and derail positive conversations about it. I say it goes double for the DCEU, because other franchises that are hit or miss with critics or downright trashed by critics (take Pirates of the Caribbean as hit or miss and Transformers as a series that is trashed) do get their share of hate, but not to the same extent as the DCEU, and it doesn’t just stop at the franchise itself. The fans have gotten an unreasonable amount of hate this past year. It started off with comments like, “Your taste in movies is shit,” which is bad but tolerable, but it escalated into the anti-DCEU crowd throwing the label of “Nazi” at us (which makes no sense to me, since we are a very diverse fandom and the majority of us have been very supportive of the diverse casting. How it makes sense to call people who are often the targets of more than one hate group Nazis is beyond me). This isn’t normal “hating.” This is bullying. So, when Wonder Woman received a positive score, we took it as a sign that we will be able to enjoy this movie without anyone behaving this way towards us….All because critics said it was a good movie.

So no, we have not changed our minds about Rotten Tomatoes. We have not changed our minds about anti-DCEU bias. We have not changed how we feel about the people responsible for throwing the slurs at us for the past year. We are simply glad Wonder Woman will not be used as a tool to give us a hard time for another year.

…and I’ve said this a million times, but using the term “Nazi” as a joke (especially when you are directing it at marginalized people) is tasteless and disgusting when you consider how attacks against Jewish people and other marginalized groups have gone up within the last several months. Please reevaluate yourself if you think it’s funny.

A “Rant” Request

So my week actually turned out to be busier than I thought, I wanted to get something out, but didn’t manage to, but finally have the time with the weekend coming, so tomorrow I’ll get things back on track for sure, for now, I don’t really have a question, but more of a request, which I’m gladly in the mood to fill “Rant on something, rant on anything, I’m wondering what you’d rant about, and how you rant.”

Now, I’m not a good ranter, in fact I come off more sarcastic than I do ranting, either way, I have a perfect subject: The Beads of Subjugation.

I hate Sunrise for turning something that was actually about development into a novelty. I hate how the opinions about it being ‘abusive’ are due to filler and altering scenes and characters, I hate that Kagome is viewed as being an 'abusive bitch’ who deserves to be smack, punched, or whatever else, oh the irony of that one. I hate this idea that the item was just all for laughs. I hate that Sunrise used it when it wasn’t needed, used it pointlessly and used it over scenes that had way more business being in the series. I hate how the popular opinion about Kagome, Inuyasha and their relationship as a while is defined like it is. I hate how it turned Kagome into a “Tsundere” (I’ll get to that in a moment). I hate how this is a subject that’s even up for debate, I hate that I have to read constant questions and messages about it (“Well Kagome did abuse it.” “Well, Sunrise just did it for laughs.” “I hated Kagome because of that.”), because it brings up all my problems with the anime and this particular subject.

But since this is a rant, let me ramp things up a little bit. Why is it the command is so talked about? Because someone at Sunrise decided that putting in over 100 of these commands into the series was somehow a good idea. The thing about this, it was their “go-to” funny, “Oh girl abusing the guy again, there goes those ratings.” *Thumbs up* Because throwing out the same joke will constantly have people laughing, nevermind those little moments of development, key bits of information or even good moments that deserved to be in the anime, we have to get a “SIT!” in, especially with fillers, because I mean, every filler isn’t funny until there is a “SIT!” in it, right? Here’s a secret *Whispers* Most of the filler episodes that had them, sucked anyway.“ *Whispers* Why did they suck? Let’s run through those reasons:

1. Most of the time the characters were out-of-character.

2. Inuyasha had to be overly stupid in order to get Kagome mad.

3. Kagome had to have a stupid reason to get mad, or in the case of canon episodes that were altered, just change her emotion to mad and alter a scene to make it work.

4. Shippo, whose character had to change as a whole to make this work.

So in all the cases, you had to have characters around to make it work, but that isn’t a big problem for you at all, is it? Not like there were any scenes that you changed around to get a desired effect and then royally screwed up some of the dynamic in others. Good writing? Nah, needs a "SIT!” command. And just so I’m not being unfair, I said most filler, see there are good filler in the series there is even some funny stuff in those fillers, but guess what none of those fillers have?

And no disrespect to fanfiction writers, in fact, I’ll give a whole lot of props to them, while I know there are some out there that just want to do the characters in their own vision, there are tons of fantastic writers that can do the things you do, most of the anime is a work of fanfiction honestly, and it has it’s hits and it has it’s misses. But about at least 70% of the series is Sunrise fanfiction, and honestly, it wasn’t that good.

Speaking about out-of-character though, let’s cover Kagome, since I mean, she is basically the biggest target of this. Tsundere, so let’s ignore the anime, let’s pretend in never existed (and in a perfect world was remade), can anyone think of a moment where she outright abused it, without a reason in the manga? And if I hear “What about the one after Hakurei?” “What about the one at the cleansing pool?” or the “Rat demons?” I’m going to rant about that next . Now let’s add another factor in, did she ever use it when Inuyasha tried to do something? Some anime have had girls bashing guys over the head with something for even touching them. Let’s go over the reasons it’s used in the manga:

1. Inuyasha is about to destroy someones property, attack someone, or threatened someone in some manner.

2. It’s used when he goes full demon, and it’s reversed the transformation.

3. Inuyasha lies, picks a fight, assumes and says something borders way past insensitivity.

That brings up the question, what would a normal girl do if you said something insulting or insensitive to them? You’d get slapped, hmm, has Kagome ever slapped Inuyasha? Yup, once within the series, so going off that, the “SIT!” is basically a slap under those conditions.

But no we can’t focus on those, we have to focus on the filler ones, that were altered, added in, and required the characters to go out-of-character, when Kagome starts swinging like Akane, let me know. Oh wait, Sunrise beat you to it, Totosai’s hammer, great job on keeping her in character to get that to work, ah who am I kidding, let’s just make her mad, and get her to “SIT!” Inuyasha again, cause I mean, that’s so much more interesting than the massive amounts of development she makes throughout the series (which you cut a whole lot of that in the original series, and decided to try, but not nearly hard enough in The Final Act).

Isn’t it fun that the whole reason people really hate this has to do with filler? But when you consider that a good amount of these “SIT!” commands were filler, and they somehow managed to fit over a 100 them into this series, is it really a surprise?

Now I’d like a moment to, to speak more calmly and straightforwardly. InuYasha as a series, I do like, but there are elements of it that I greatly dislike, this is one of those elements, and it’s unfortunate that these two and their relationship have to be defined by something that was meant to more symbolic, and ironic, than just “HAHAHA! FUNNY!”. I started the “A "SIT!” a Day!“ to counter this poor perception of the command, and I’m not going to kid myself, it’s only going to do much, and reach so many, and some may never change their opinions, which is fine, but at least it’ll give them something to think about and take into account.

And to those people that messaged me about this subject, I thank you, because while this subject frustrates me, and every message about it, frustrates me, you remind me of what not only the whole point of this blog was, while pushing me harder when it comes to "A "SIT!” a Day".

A lot of this rant came from messages I received on the subject, and since I was given a bit of free reign to work with here, and not be my usual self, it felt good to get a lot of this out.

For those wondering about my more than calm and rational approach to this, feel free to read: The “SIT” Command - Irony, Reason, Purpose and Misconceptions". For those that just liked the rant, I’m glad you enjoyed it, but it isn’t going to be a common thing for me, as you can probably tell, I’m not great at it.

Additional Reading:

Answerbox #03: “SIT!” and “A “SIT!” a Day”

Answerbox #25

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Look who I got in the local Biedronka mall today!!  °˖✧ ╰(♡´▽`♡)ノ ✧˖°

They had some dolls from the newest Little Kingdom line - A LOT of Annas and Elsas, three Cinderellas, two Tianas, two Pocas, two Kristoffs, one Snow White, one Aurora and one Olaf - and I just couldn’t resist buying these two. The characters in this series have a very hit-or-miss faces and I think both Pocahontas and Tiana came out really lovely! Same for their dresses.

And they’re in my top 5 of Disney girls (Poca being #1), so I’m super happy! ♡

anonymous asked:

So I'm kind of low-key constantly on the look out for a new decent book to read (gay is a 10000% bonus) and you seem pretty enthusiastic about the Captive Prince (and all I know about it is that there's a gay couple)...d'you have a pitch for it? (Coherency not required)

D O  I  E V E R

okay, so you know how you read a book and you’re like ‘this is great, but imagine if x’ or ‘this would be ten times more intense if they x’ or even ‘I can’t wait to hit up Ao3 later because if anything is gonna have an AU where one of them is an exiled prince sold to the other as a slave it’s this’? THE ANSWER TO ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS IS CAPTIVE PRINCE. THEY’RE NOT EVEN QUESTIONS, BUT CAPTIVE PRINCE IS THE ANSWER. 

it’s all the things you look for in a fic: an intense slowburn between The Hero and The Ruler with the most toe-curling concept packed full of A+ romance tropes, literally breathtaking teases and epic twists and it’s written by that one fic writer who nails characterisation even when she’s writing an off-the-wall royalty AU and manages to turn what the plot summary said would be a ‘master/slave erotica’ into an intelligent, gripping, intensely romantic and not at all problematic thrill ride about secret identities, politics and courtly intrigue – EXCEPT IT’S NOT A FIC! IT’S A BOOK! YOU CAN BUY IT AND HOLD IN YOUR ACTUAL HUMAN HANDS!!!

but honestly. princes! sword fights! incredible world-building! power dynamics! secrets and lies! a not insubstantial amount of background exhibitionism! incredible build-up of the main relationship, the eventual consummation of which literally brought me to overwhelmed tears! read! captive! prince!

(other things of note: 1. not a gay couple! one is bisexual and the other, for my money, is grey-asexual. which just makes it even BETTER. LIKE IT WASN’T ALREADY THE MOST APPEALING THING ON THIS GOOD EARTH. 2. it neatly sidesteps all the 50 Shades-esque pitfalls you’re imagining it falling into. trust.*) 

anonymous asked:

So, I was just thinking about all the scenes we didn't get in the movies and had forgotten about the watching the QQ scene. That, along with a better cave acne, cheese buns time, and the rooftop scene really would have put rest to any playing up of a love triangle. I guess I see now why they weren't included. Too bad because it's the combo of all those scenes - along with the beach and resuscitation scenes, that show everlark's first growing together.

I agree! 

Catching Fire is overwhelmingly an Everlark book that sets up Katniss’s feelings in Mockingjay. There are so many things that are missing from the movie that, like you said, would sway everyone to ship Everlark. You put it well when you said it was their “growing together” period.

You know I love Everlark and would want everyone to be on that ship. But I understand movie making and why they do what they do with the “love interests.” Do I want people to ship Everblow? Of course not. Like my husband helped me to see, there are always going to be those who don’t ship with me–however illogical it is. :)

My hope is that they portray the relationships well. By that I mean, adding the nuances that are in the book that pertain to that Everblow kiss in D2. Also, portraying Blowhard’s character that’s supposed to be the opposite of Peeta’s in the end. I also want them to show Katniss’s love for and dependence on Peeta in MJ, which I think they will with the Pearl.

I wish they would’ve just filmed those scenes we miss and made us pay an exorbitant amount for them or posted them online as a series

Everlark Webisodes: Growing Together:

  • Webisode 1: The Real Cave Scene
  • Webisode 2: Peeta Tucks Me In
  • Webisode 3: Ogling Peeta’s Eyelashes While I Eat Cheese Buns
  • Webisode 4: Training Roof Spooning
  • Webisode 5: The Roof Date & the Energy Field

It’d be a hit series. :)

Thanks for this Ask.

anonymous asked:

Do you play Monster Hunter? I feel as though the style of the game is kind of what you're looking for - but the controls are always the hit-and-miss factor of the series for most.

i’ve tried multiple times to get into the series and i’ve come to the conclusion that the 3ds is fucking awful to play action games on

i’m very much looking forward to mhw solely due to the fact that it will be on a controller and i will actually be able to play it without wanting to die

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**Includes shows ranging from 80s to modern day spanning most channels and age groups. There are also a few which aren’t out yet, but they are marked. Some shows are for very small children, others are for older kids and teens. All are aimed at a “children” or “youth” demographic. Some are animated and some are live action, including a couple kids’ game shows. There are no movies or anime on this list, but Netlfix shows and webseries are open to adding. Of course, I couldn’t add *every* show ever, but I tried to add all the particularly good or notable ones (or simply ones I like or remember from my childhood. :P). But there’s still a lot of series, so I don’t doubt I overlooked some. If I have left out any of your favorites, please, send me a message, and I will definitely look into adding it. Religious series are acceptable and are marked as such. This list is continuously being updated and added to. (Note: English only.)**

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I grew up in “the boonies”, without regular access to cable. My neighbors were my grandparents and cows. (No, really. I lived on re-purposed farmland beside a cow pasture.) I didn’t really get into anime until college. I watched Speed Racer, Astroboy, and Voltron as a kid, but I was already in high school when Sailor Moon hit American shores.

So I missed a lot of the “defining” series growing up, like Slayers. I was a huge fantasy geek growing up and would have eaten this series up with a spoon if I had seen it. But, rest assured, I’m making up for that lost time.

Lina Inverse fits my personality in so many ways, especially her hot temper. This costume gave me the opportunity to apply new techniques, like resin casting, armor making, and wood-working. I also learned how to work with knits for my 90s-tastic leggings.

anonymous asked:

you always talk about books that i've never heard of but end up adoring when i read them. do you have a list of the most-loved books you'd recommend to someone?

alRIGHT i’ve been saving up for a while cuz i havent read a lot of books during this sem. but here’s the previous Book Rec i made and here’s some new ones:

Series

  • Incarcerado Trilogy by John Hornor Jacobs – G OD I love this trilogy. Read the first and second book in a matter of hours. Devoured it. It covers some dark stuff (rape, abuse, dark morality and so on) but dang was it all worth it. It also includes queer themes in some instances (the main chara is possibly bi?) although more so in the 2nd book than the first. I’m willing to buy the third soon
  • The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
  • Pantomime (Micah Grey Series) by Laura Lam - ok so I haven’t finished this book cuz the sem got too busy and I had to return it to the lib before I got past chapter 3, B UT I SWEAR ITS GOOD. Curse the long library hold list that is keeping me away from this book #lgbqt themes that idk if i should spoil?
  • The Culling (The Torch Keeper Series) by Steven dos Santos – Same as Pantomime in that I couldn’t read it, but I’ve had such good recommendations for it, and the summary is something I’m a sucker for #lgbqt themes (the main chara is gay for some one im p sure)
  • Proxy Series by Alex London– It was a bit hard to get a grasp on this one but I think its p good. With a queer poc main chara that isn’t pushed to romance in every corner, it’s kind of hard to not like.
  • The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series by Maggie Stiefvater – I know I’ve been very open with my love of the Raven Cycle series, but The Wolves of Mercy Falls, starting with Shiver was where I fell in love with Stiefvater’s voice. Its got wolves and that was enough for middle school me back then. It’s a hit-and-miss series for people; they easily compare it to twilight and I’m not gonna rebuke that. It is. I see that now. The love angle sure reminds me of it, especially the way the characters put themselves in dangerous situations. So take this recommendation with a grain of salt.
  • The Chronicles of Faerie by O.R. Mellings – TBH I’ve only ever read the first book, The Hunter’s Moon and I loved it. But I never got in touch with the later parts of the series, so I’m iffy about it. Goodreads gives them good ratings tho.
  • The 39 Clues series (and every freakin sequel series they make after that I guess) by Various Artists/Scholastic Inc – One expensive series for me, because theres shit ton of books under this series now, and I wanted to buy every one of them for the cards and clues each book provided. But expenses aside, I’ve read (and painfully collected) the first series. Its written for a middle-school audience so some parts are predictable but I liked the foundation of the story: Siblings faced against their family members of the Cahills, the world’s most powerful family. It’s a good and fast read, got a good mix of history and mystery. And their website was the source of many hours spent during my middle school years.
  • The School of Good and Evil Series by Somani Chainani – So good. Listen, I judge a book by its cover, it’s the truth. And when I saw the cover, I scoffed at it. But when I actually read it? I would smack past-me for making fun of it. I have a good list of songs from both Wicked and the Phantom of the Opera that would work wonders for these characters in this series and I think that describes it well.
  • EDIT: The Leviathan Series by Scott Westerfield – HOW COULD I FORGET THIS BEAUTIFUL SERIES. Listen, if ur any steampunk fan then this is a must-read series. It follows 2 povs: a runaway prince and a girl in disguise. They’re brilliant brats the 2 of them and i love them dearly. Also the ship, the floating beasty in the skies. U gotta love that. 

Singles

  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – my bff was persistent about getting me into this book and I’m glad she did. It’s…poignant in some parts but god it’s good.
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff – I don’t remember much since I read it so long ago but I remember there was such great voice that brought me back to my love for fairy tales and such
  • Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff – As I’m typing this up I never noticed they were the same author of the Replacement, but holy cow it would explain the voice dragged me in when I read the first pages of the book.
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.
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Part 1 of a 6-issue mega-event: I.D.I.C! Scores of realities collide as “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations” takes on a new meaning for Captain Kirk and his crew… with the fate of all realities at stake!

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Murderhusbands

Yo, krusca

So this isn’t complete, but it should be more than enough to get you started. 

Also, disclaimer: I didn’t read much of the New 52 Stormwatch so I can’t tell you much about that. It got off to a really rocky start, but I have heard rumors that it got better? I should probably pick it up since I’m not buying Avengers for a few months.

Now:

Mid and Apollo first appear in Stormwatch #4 (vol 2). They aren’t really main characters - they’re part of a covert black ops group founded by a lunatic and most of them get slaughtered early on. They stick around and team up with Jenny, Jack, etc. The Stormwatch graphic novels can be found for fairly cheap on Amazon. Stormwatch Force of Nature is where you should start if you want the VERY beginning. There is nothing earlier worth reading. Believe me. But if you want Mid and Apollo only, stick to A Finer World, which I linked you to on Amazon. Also, the Jenny Sparks Secret History is mainly about Jenny, but one of the stories shows one of her pre-Authority team ups with Midnighter and Apollo.

(Look, they do the hug and fly!)

Now for a reading list!

The Authority:

  • Relentless - very good, must read, I’m not saying anything else because you should read it.

  • Under New Management - the first part is great, but then Mark Millar takes over, goes rapey all over the place, introduces Avenger-parodies as bad guys (Iron Man’s stand-in may be a pedophile and Captain America’s stand-in is a rapist). This volume has the Nativity which is Jenny Q’s first appearance, and it has some redeeming factors, but be warned about the rest of it. I wouldn’t suggest skipping it.
  • Earth Inferno and Other Stories - Technically a lot of this takes place before Under New Management and none of it is terribly essential. Few Midnighter and Apollo moments and more shitty Millar writing (I AM BITTER ABOUT MILLAR). If you’re short on cash, you can skip this one for now.
  • The Transfer of Power - SO TORN. It has some really sweet Midnighter and Apollo moments, but it also has a lot of unnecessary sexual violence and some pretty gratuitous violence and racism. It’s meant to show how corrupt the characters involved are, but it’s a hard read, especially since there’s a big chunk of time when those characters are the main characters, with the Authority falling to the background. This is the arc that got me into the Authority, so it’s not all bad. Also it has the wedding, and Midnighter kicking ass with a baby strapped to his chest so yeah. 

(Authority fans just pretend that white leather thing never happened)

  • Harsh Realities - Worth it just for the cute domestic scenes with Jenny, Mid and Apollo. Decent story, no more Millar.

  • Fractured Worlds - continuation of Harsh Realities. Midnighter and Apollo go house hunting. Midnighter gets captured by religious zealots who want him to repent for his (gay) sins and he refuses to deny Apollo even under torture, so there’s that. Apollo is NOT HAPPY about any of that. Also Jenny Q’s bio family shows up. This is worth reading because you can see the characters really start leading into the next major story arc.

  • Human on the Inside - This is a standalone that doesn’t really fit in any specific place. This is as close to an accurate placement in the timeline as I can figure for it. Has a lot of Midnighter and Apollo moments. 

  • Revolution Book 1 & 2 - Basically The Authority decides that people have been fucking up the world for long enough and they’re going to take over. This goes about as well as you’d expect. Someone comes back in time from the future to warn Midnighter that SHIT IS COMING and also that he himself is the cause of most of that shit, this has consequences for the next couple volumes. 

  • World’s End & Rue Britannia - READ THEM READ THEM READ THEM OH MY GOOOOOOOD.

  • Prime - Has some info about Stormwatch and Midnighter and Apollo’s origins. I remember it being pretty forgettable? But I haven’t read it in years, so someone feel free to correct me. It did have some good Jenny Q moments and I think Rose Tattoo was in it. I liked her.

  • The Lost Year - only the first half was made into a graphic novel, fair warning. It’s wacky adventures in alternate dimensions. Some of them are really good and there’s quite a few Midnighter & Apollo moments.

Other Stuff:

  • There’s Kev. You can read that if you want? It’s not terrible, but it’s not great.
  • Midnighter and Grifter: Okay, I like this, because I like Midnighter and Grifter, and also because I like snarky banter. The story is kind of meh and doesn’t have a solid ending. It also suffers from “Midnighter is a MAN and MEN DON’T BOTTOM” syndrome, which pops up now and again depending on who’s writing. I just rolled my eyes a lot.

See what I mean? Yeah.

  • The Midnighter solo series is super hit or miss. There’s one or two solid issues with some Apollo and Jenny Q interactions, but most of it is basically Midnighter having a midlife crisis and being a jackass. I own all three volumes so I can’t really talk. It’s pretty separate from the main series so if you skip it you won’t miss much. Except this:

  • There’s also The Authority/Lobo: Holiday Hell in which Lobo shows up for various holidays. The Christmas one was cute and had some good domestic moments. Not a must-read, plot-wise.
  • The Wildstorm Winter Special has the story: Two Dangerous Ideas which features Midnighter and Apollo from an alternate universe.

Rue Britannia is as far as I got - there’s more after that, but that’s when I was changing jobs and incredibly broke, so I had to stop buying comics. If anyone read those issues and wants to add to this, please do!

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Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road episode 24:

You did Onoda, you did it :’)

Proud of how far you’ve come. And the team is too. 

Great ending to a great series. Sports anime have been a hit or miss with me but this has been all around fantastic for both seasons and the pay off with this ending made everything worth it. 

I’m gonna miss this show.