how dare you say this to me

  • alexander: welcome my friends whom i love, i gathered you here today so you can tell me your opinion on this thing, please speak freely without fear!! i'm open to everything and anyone :) please just say
  • literally any general: well i mean maybe we should j
  • alexander: what the fuck???? excuse me what the fuck??? are you stupid or you just don't understand anything relating to war at all??? how dare you speak to me i don't deserve this i hate all of you

little details in fantastic beasts that i gasped/screamed at/loved:

  • at his macusa hearing they say newt’s older brother was a war hero
  • which gives me a totally different perspective on newt’s childhood and life
  • he’s the carefree, daring, wild younger brother who can’t fit in, living under the shadow of his amazing brother like how must that have affected his development as a person
  • (btw newt was friends with leta because they were both outsiders which makes my heart hurt)
  • worrying means you suffer twice” A PLUS NEWT A PLUS
  • also newt just like casually handing jacob heavy duty protection and tossing him into the fray
  • grindelwald snarling at newt in the interrogation room, wondering how albus dumbledore could possibly find this young unassuming man so amazing, so likable, so defendable 
  • (also i’m like 150% sure newt scamander was rubeus hagrid’s personal hero)
  • the necklace graves gives credence is the deathly hallows symbol aka gellert grindelwald’s claimed sign
  • i saw that lil flash and s c r e a m e d 
  • also i find percival graves and porpentina goldstein’s relationship so interesting
  • like they must have worked together as aurors
  • percival looks the sorriest when the president orders tina out of headquarters
  • and he comes downstairs straightaway to see her after that incident in the dusty macusa basement
  • and tina looks so betrayed when he shackles her alongside newt and jacob
  • what must their relationship have been like? mentor and mentee? close friends? colleagues? just something that’s been on my mind
  • WHEN TALKING TO HIS BEASTS NEWT CALLS HIMSELF THEIR MOTHER
  • aka “mother’s here” like can he be any more precious ?????
  • “wilds of arizona”. just…like i never thought i would hear that phrase ever lol
  • newt being dragged away in chains, desperately begging macusa not to harm his creatures, that they’re not dangerous, that they’re not dangerous, please don’t hurt them
  • queenie calling jacob honey
  • teasing her sister for being the careerwoman and tina looking embarrassed but proud
  • queenie casually strolling through macusa with the intent of busting her friends and sister outta there
  • trying loads of unlocking spells until jacob (bless his muggle soul) just kicks the damn door down
  • tina seeing her mother in the pool 
  • thinking about her relationship with her mother and how much she must have missed her parents, especially since they died at such an early age
  • newt begging tina to trust him, that he’ll catch her, and her visible hesitation
  • she must have had such a difficult life but is still so capable of love and affection and trust #porpentinagoldsteinisabamf
  • also that spell the goldstein sisters do to change their clothes like i need that
  • also newt’s small concession to fashion when he changes his fun bowtie into something a tad more formal
  • newt casually asking jacob how people trust him so quickly
  • that passing remark that people generally find newt annoying, like it’s so matter-of-fact, made me :’(
  • the tears in newt’s eyes when he’s saying farewell to jacob
  • jacob’s unabashed delight at seeing all these magical creatures and hearkening back to his wild days on the expedition teams in wwi
  • also can we take a moment to realize that jacob is a veteran and he’s probably seen so much grief and heartbreak and death and he is still so upbeat and helpful and purely genuinely excited at seeing new amazing things
  • and all he wants to do is open a bakery and make people happy like :’)
  • but they made us cocoa!”
  • jacob and queenie bonding over their grandfathers’ birds and mutual love of cooking
  • that little spring in tina’s step after newt asks if he can come back in person
  • not to mention newt’s lil pause on the gangway and that brief moment when he stands, contemplating, and then hurries away
  • NEWT’S PUFF SCARF
  • jacob’s hand reflexively reaching for his murtlap bite as queenie smiles at him
  • that deja vu moment when newt bumps into jacob and leaves him the silver occamy shells
  • remembering and trying to help his friend fulfill his lifelong dream
  • every single second of newt’s erumpent mating dance
  • pickett blowing a raspberry after newt’s stern little talk about sulking
  • JUST EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT MOVIE IS SO PRECIOUS DAMMIT

if you have more fun lil tidbits you caught, please add!! i’d love to see what you guys saw too :) 

Oh shit, I thought the joke here was that Yuri had only left him waiting maybe an hour or so yet somehow that was the longest someone had ever kept the Victor Nikiforov waiting. 

But now…

Was Victor actually talking about the months it took between the banquet request and the video ‘summon’?

Victor wasn’t saying “I am a special snowflake how dare you make me wait even one second for the honor of being my student” but “you left me, took months to call me and now that I’m officially your coach you still keep me waiting.”

  • <p> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>Christophe:</b> [in a room and can't find Victor] this calls for drastic measures<p/><b>Christophe:</b> [using his hands as a microphone] YUURI KATSUKI IS AN AWFUL SKATER AND SHOULD RETIRE ALREADY<p/><b>Victor:</b> [from across the room] what the FUCK DID YOU-<p/><b>Yurio:</b> [leaping out of nowhere] WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU JUST SAY ABOUT KATSUDON, HUH? HOW FUCKING DARE YOU, HE'S A GREAT SKATER AND IF HE FUCKING RETIRES I'LL MAKE HIM FUCKING REGRET IT FOR THE REST OF HIS FUCKING LIFE<p/><b>Christophe:</b> <p/><b>Victor:</b> <p/><b>Yurio:</b> <p/><b>Yurio:</b> I mean I hate him<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>
Seijou Players as Things That Have Been Said in my Workplace

Oikawa: Look, I’m not gonna say it was aliens. Because that should go without saying. I’m just gonna say, maybe use the side door for awhile.

Iwaizumi: Is there anyone here who DIDN’T google how to do their job??

Hanamaki: (Talking to a tray of burnt cookies) How dare you. How dare all of you. What kind of disrespect-

Matsukawa: Actually I was hired for my impeccable jazz hands, the memes were just a bonus.

Yahaba: Hey, I’m super ahead of schedule, so I’m just gonna go have an existential crisis real quick. I’ll be back in like thirty minutes.

Kyoutani: I took this job because I wanted to avoid people. Leave me alone with my bread.

Watari: Can you get that bag of flour down for me? I’d do it myself but it’s literally bigger than me. And above me. I don’t want to go to the hospital before lunch.

Kindaichi: I like to think I have realistic goals. I want to suck less. I don’t have to not suck at all. Just… less.

Kunimi: (Hand bleeding profusely) Goddammit it is too early for this. I’m getting coffee and a bandage IN THAT ORDER.

When they ask me how much I love you, I will tell them about the nights we cracked the skies, the way your lips were soft clouds and I kissed them even when they were full of rain.
I will tell them how our heavy breaths were thunder, how it was too beautiful to walk away from your rainstorm smile, the way thunder drips from your mouth.
You tell me I’m sunset, say I’m everywhere and some skies are just worth the fall and you hold me like you’re drowning in colours
When they ask, I will tell them about the lightning storms, every spark, every time you filled up my collarbones with lighter fluid, every time you touched me with flames.
I dare to say that somewhere the stars are watching and they’re cheering me on
The light pouring through the trees means they like who i’m dancing with.
—  Vivian

I also want Damian to be unable to resist a dare. He is physically unable to do so.
“You can’t do it.”
“Wanna bet?” he snarls. “I bet I can do it, and twice as fast as you can.”
“Deal.”
Meanwhile Colin is like, “Dames, are you crazy? You can’t knit/play dodgeball/operate a hot air balloon!”
Damian tilts his head regally, but then expresses frankly, “Maybe not yet, Colin, but I’ll learn. And you are going to help!”
“How did I get dragged into this?” Colin moans. I’m not helping him, he says to himself. I’m not. Not helping him.
“Is it curl and purl or what?”
Colin can’t help it. “You’re holding them all wrong, let me see…”
And we’re not even going to TALK about a double-dog-dare (aka the time Tim almost caused a city-wide electric blackout due to Damian)

The thing about Malec that I just cannot get over, is how amazing Matt and Harry’s chemistry is. Honestly, every single scene that includes Magnus and Alec, is just amazing. They have the kind of chemistry that just hits you in the face. Sometimes it’s honestly so hard for me to watch Malec scenes, not because they’re bad, far from it, but because they’re just so good. I think the sneak peek of their date, honestly solidifies what I’m saying. Those looks? Their smiles? It’s honestly so electrifying and I believe wholeheartedly that Malec has one of the best, or to be daring, the best romantic chemistry on shadowhunters. All the praise to Matthew and Harry. All the praise. You can tell when two actors take time and learn their character’s and their relationship. It shows. It really really shows. We are so blessed. 

alec: *tells isabelle and clary that him and magnus have an unresolved argument that’s driving them apart*

isabelle: the argument isn’t your problem, work and the stress of this war have been keeping the two of you apart. you two just need to bone

clary: *horrified* 

alec: what did you say? 

clary: *whispering* don’t say it again 

isabelle: i said you two need to bone

alec: HOW dare you isabelle lightwood i am your BROTHER! 

alec, five minutes later: BONE!

alec, ten minutes later: what happens in my bedroom izzy is none of your business

alec, twenty-one minutes later: bONE?!

alec, forty minutes later: dont, ever, speak to me like that again.

alec, two days later: it’s all good 

clary: so the fight with magnus is over?

alec: yep

clary: so you resolved the argument?

alec: nope

isabelle: because you guys-

alec: yep

Would I Lie to You?

The party are disguised as drow and speaking to a drow Arch-Mage. I, the bard, spin this long and involved tale of how we know what a plant is, since regular drow don’t go to the surface. I have also cast glibness for a total bonus of 57 to bluff.

Arch-Mage: Hmm…. that is certainly interesting information… Provided you are telling me the truth.

Bard: Of course I am. I wouldn’t dare lie to such a powerful Arch-Mage.

I then proceed to roll a 1.

Dear Tumblr,

Dear writers of Tumblr, commissioners of Tumblr, anybody who does writing for money, anybody who wants to do writing for money, anybody who has considered paying somebody to write for them -

A few days ago, I received a request for a commission. It was a fairly normal one, as far as mine go, but as we proceeded, it got more and more exciting. Yesterday night, I sent to him an estimate of price. He estimates price based on pages - I said that, going by 500 words a page, 5 pages would be $25 CDN.

His response was concerned, surprised and very nearly outraged. He didn’t say ‘How dare you’, he didn’t say ‘You’re a thief’’ - nothing like that. But he did say that that was very high for somebody with ‘no short stories in his gallery’.

Anybody who follows me well knows several things. All my work is on AO3 and FF, and I’m not shy about that (it’s said publicly on my DA and my commission form). I’ve been writing for years. And I do not, ever, post work I’m hoping to publish on a public forum.

I charge 10$ for 1000 words. Not only is this standard for this particular, hardly-regulated industry, it’s well below minimum wage. Ten dollars, for something that’ll take me between three days and a week to write. This man who was trying to commission me wanted that same amount for $4.

I said no.

Writers of Tumblr, know what your work is worth. There is a problem, a significant, far-reaching problem of us being undercharged, undervalued, treated like our work means nothing and is worth nothing. Don’t let anybody sell you on that. We all need work, and we all need money, but this is wrong and this is unfair.

So what do we do? We say no. We say ‘this is what we charge’ and we don’t cave. Maybe they’ll say fine, and go find somebody else who charges less, but eventually, there will be nobody who charges less. $10 per 1000 is our standard. That’s our minimum wage. Let’s stick to that. Let’s be absolutely, iron-clad clear that we will not accept less. And over time, let’s make it more.

Commissioners and clients of Tumblr. If you are part of the problem, fix it. If you’re not willing to shell out that money for writing, then write it yourself. Admit that what we do is important. Admit that what we do is worth paying for. And to those of you who do - to those of you who are respectful, and who don’t whine and complain about our prices - thank you, from the bottoms of our hearts.

Elliott Dunstan

i remember that one of my history teachers idolized andrew jackson. would go on and on about andrew jackson, the president for the common man, day after day. i sat in front of a native american student, and every time good ole mr. sherril would say, “president andrew jackson - ” i watched that boy’s face crumble, but he never once said a word.

imagine what it’d be like, sitting in a class, day after day, having to listen to someone sing the praises of the man who tore your ancestors off their land, killed thousands of them in doing so. who stuck your ancestors on reservations. imagine having to hear someone praise the genocide of your people.

Tumblr translations I've encountered through the past six months...

- “Do you have any proof?”
- “LMAO GOOGLE IT! I’m too tired to educate you 😴😴😴”

Translation: “No, I don’t have any proof, and the fact that you’ve made me realize I have come to this conclusion without any evidence bothers me.”

- “How are you being an activist?”
- “Have you not seen my posts!?!”

Translation: “I either am not able to actually be an activist or haven’t realized that participating in a hashtag isn’t activism.”

- “__________ is a Nazi and a fascist.”

Translation: “This person disagreed with me and I can’t define fascism.”

- “The right to free speech doesn’t prevent you from consequences!”

Translation: “What I’m saying is completely factual but don’t you dare make ME face consequences for what I say.”

- “Go back to Reddit!”

Translation: “I’ve blocked you for making me question my beliefs.”

- “Okay, I might have been wrong here but you are only proving my point…”

Translation: “You might have proven me wrong, but I’m in denial.”

- “That’s (insert prejudice of choice here).”

Translation: “You’ve drawn a character I like in a different shade of color / you disagreed with a minority or a woman / you shipped a character ‘incorrectly’ / I’ve been shown to be uneducated on the topic at hand, but I’m in denial / you listened to someone I disagree with.”

- “Reverse oppression isn’t real.”

Translation: “It’s okay when WE do it.”

- “Listen to minorities!”
- “This minority disagrees with you. Shouldn’t I listen to them?”
- “You have to realize your opinion isn’t the only one.”

Translation: “You’ve made me realize that people of a certain trait do not think the same and I don’t understand how that can be. I also didn’t realize 'listen’ doesn’t mean 'agree’ so I’m trying to block out this dissenting opinion of someone who I believe should agree with me based solely on the fact they are a minority.”

- “Bad post OP. Yikes.”

Translation: “Bad post OP. Yikes.”

Keith: Okay, we have got to explain this math thing to Shiro to save their relationship.

Lance: It’s not about the math. They haven’t seen each other because of all the battles we’ve been in lately. They just need to bone.

Keith: What? Gross! Lance, that’s our dad!

Keith: I mean… That’s not what I think. Leader Dad is just my friend.

Lance: Wow.

[Later]

Lance: You and Allura just need to bone.

Shiro: What did you say?

Keith: Please don’t say it again.

Lance: I said you two need to bone.

Shiro: How… dare you, Lance. I am the leader of Voltron!

Shiro: [5 minutes later ] Bone!

Shiro: [10 minutes later] What happens in my bedroom, Lance, is none of your business.

Shiro: [21 minutes later] Bone?!

Shiro: [40 minutes later] Don’t ever speak to me like that again.

Vanity, thy name is Blight

Context: My players have come across a vain black dragon wyrmling named Blight. She is vain and hates anything remotely prettier than she is–like the half-elf sorceress, Seraphina. The dragonborn bard, Medericus, has picked up on this.

Me (as Blight): *looks at Seraphina* How dare you be more beautiful than I am! I should kill you where you stand!

Medericus (OOC): I wanna try telling Blight that she’s super pretty and convince her not to kill us.

Me: *sighs* Okay, roll a Persuasion check.

Medericus: *fails the roll* Hey, for a dragon, you’re not that ugly!

I know this is a stupid nagging thing but I get really tired of that one Gency fic trope where Genji pretty much springs off of the operating table all like “You turned me into a weapon! How dare you! I hate you!” to Angela. Like, for one, Genji was still a skilled and deadly ninja before his cybernetic enhancements, also in Genji’s bio it says his time in Overwatch was spent with him pretty much single-mindedly focused on taking down his family’s criminal empire. Like yeah, his repulsion with his own cyborg body increased over time, but I don’t think that would necessarily translate into resentment towards Angela. 

I feel like the trope is used to address Genji’s agency in the face of receiving the cybernetic enhancements from Angela and Overwatch. Like the bio says Overwatch offered to rebuild his body, that is, bring it back to its original hyper-athletic Ninja specifications. I don’t think the choice was necessarily “help Overwatch or die,” so much as Angela stabilizing him and Jack or Gabe or whoever being like, “help Overwatch and you can be a ninja again oh also you can take revenge on your family–y’know, the people who literally murdered you.” I don’t think Genji came off that operating table hating his body and hating Angela for giving him his body so much as being pretty much completely consumed by his own sense of vengeance and not giving a crap what it took to get it (which he would later very much regret.).

Mercy: Okay it’s going to take several weeks of physical therapy to get you back to your original speed and I’m still working out some kinks with your sternobrachial—

Genji: I don’t have time for that. I need to kick Hanzo’s ass. Put the shuriken in my arm.