i swear to fuck if i see (1) more post in the dream daddy tag about the game grumps being “generally shitty people” because they’re “transmisogynistic” and “racist” i’m gonna pitch myself off the nearest cliff and take my computer with me to make sure that if by some chance i end up not dying from the fall, my access to tumblr will.
i am so sick of this website and its bullshit. this just in everyone, people aren’t allowed to make mistakes and it’s impossible for people to ever change or grow!!
yes, it’s true they’ve both said their fair share of ignorant things in the past. some have hurt and offended people. but i can guarantee you that it was never their intention to do so and in the years since they’ve started the show they’ve both grown a hell of a lot.
the game grumps are so clearly some of the most genuine and sweet people in existence and it’s fucking laughable to say otherwise. if any of y’all actually took the time to do your research and use your critical thinking skills you would see that. any time people let them know that something they’ve said was ignorant, offensive, or hurtful, they acknowledge what they’ve done wrong, and/or ask to learn more on the subject so that they don’t make the same mistake again, and/or apologize.
on the subject of their “transmisogyny”:
and THIS was after an episode came out where they made rape jokes:
as for “racism” i really have no fucking idea where any of you could be coming from with that bs. i acknowledge they’ve said some iffy stuff in the past, but to say they’re racists? come on.
i won’t deny that the game grumps have said some ignorant things over the years. but all that has SIGNIFICANTLY decreased and they really have grown and learned a lot. to say that they’re horrible people for some of the things they’ve said in the past that for the most part have been owned up to and apologized for is awful and wrong. you don’t have to like them or watch their show or anything, but if you’re gonna call someone out for being terrible people then you should at least be sure of what you’re talking about.
that lesbian feel when ur like ‘i want a gf!!’ but then u like actually have a crush and youre like I Would Rather Duel To The Death With The Grim Reaper Herself Than Admit I Have Feelings Of Any Kind At All Ever
Partner and I have been rewatching The Two Towers for the first time in a long time.
anyway, one thing that has always been weird for me is Eomer giving Hasufel and Arod to random strangers, just like that. Just giving them away, two horses, to a trio of foreign travelers he just met and had suspected of being spies.
like. what? This is Rohan. Horses are the thing you value above all else, I don’t care if their riders are dead, even if their riders don’t have actual heirs somewhere to whom ownership would pass (or Rohirric inheritance law works differently and ownership has somehow defaulted to their éored’s commander, IDK), you’re still a calvary force planning to see a lot more battle in the near future, chances are high you’re going to end up with horseless riders who’ll need them.
this time I actually processed the fact, though, that Eomer believes they’ve inadvertantly killed two innocents, prisoners of the orcs, the beloved companions of these travelers.
Hey, it’s me again, subverting your favorite tropes,
So we all know Yuuri Katsuki would be the kind of person who wouldn’t tell you he didn’t like mushrooms and would let you feed him mushrooms three meals a day rather than actually let the words “I don’t like mushrooms” emerge from his mouth
Because Anxiety™ am I right folks
But here we can flip this on its head.
Yuuri loves mushrooms.
Mushrooms are Yuuri’s favorite part of any given dish, which is why he separates them out from the rest usually and eats them last. That’s some excellent fungus right there.
Along comes Viktor Nikiforov, he of the lust-inspiring good looks and astoundingly poor social intuition. He watches the Love of His Life pick the mushrooms meticulously out of his dish and says, “Are you going to eat those?”
Yuuri Katsuki is still in a state of complete and utter stupor at this point, because within the last week two discrete–not discreet, mind you, which they are the opposite of–Russians have arrived uninvited to his fucking house, ingratiated themselves to his family an are currently dismantling the very threads of his existence. One of these Russians is his longtime crush (who is currently occupying most of his time lounging around in a provocative manner all but holding a sign over his crotch that reads Reserved seat for Yuuri Katsuki but Yuuri is a little bit feelings-blind so he’s reading it as Look how beautiful and untouchable I am! If you stare at me too long I will literally scar you like the sun and also I CAN HEAR EVERY THOUGHT ABOUT ME YOU’VE HAD SINCE AGE TWELVE! I’M DISGUSTED!) and the other is the actual inspiration for the My Chemical Romance song Teenagers.
So Yuuri can’t quite be blamed for saying no when Viktor Nikiforov asks him if he’s going to eat his favorite part of the dish.
“I’ll take them, then,” Viktor says, and picks them off his plate.
HOW ROMANTIC, Viktor’s brain screams.
Thus begins Yuuri’s mushroomless existence. Viktor loves Yuuri and wants him to Be Happy Always, and so makes a point to ensure that a mushroom never even so much as winks at his fiance ever again. He doesn’t put them in food and always ensures that, if he’s ordering something for Yuuri, it’s without mushrooms. When a dish shows up with mushrooms in it, Viktor deftly picks them out.
“Excuse me, my husband does not like mushrooms,” Viktor says so often that it could be his catchphrase, or perhaps a nickname. Viktor “My Husband Does Not Like Mushrooms” Nikiforov.
This continues until they return to Hasetsu for a visit and Yuuri’s entire family watches as Viktor picks every mushroom off Yuuri’s plate.
It’s a dish with a lot of mushrooms in it.
“You must really like mushrooms,” Mari says to Viktor.
“Oh, not particularly,” Viktor says, picking away. “But Yuuri hates them, so.”
“Oh no,” Yuuri whispers.
“Um,” says Mari.
“That’s funny!” says Hiroko, smiling and leaning her head on her hand. “Yuuri used to love mushrooms! He stole them while I was chopping them.”
So @whatisthisnonsense and I were talking a little while ago about what the BATIM gang might’ve looked like in the 70s.
The top two images are my guesses at what they might’ve looked like if that’s when they were initially conceived. The colors on Boris and Alice are screwing me over, still.
(Bonus Henry included, with his terrible mint green shirt.)
Bottom image contains my thoughts on how they might’ve looked if redesigned in the 70s, like if Joey Drew Studios was still producing cartoons then and just meant to update their designs a tad. I wound up crossing a bit of Mickey Mouse’s evolution with the fact that Fleischer characters really didn’t change all that much as time went on, and wound up with something that I actually rather like. :V
a busy week! i haven’t had the time to sit down and take good photos of my spreads, but i finally got a few shots in on wednesday morning!! my arts deadlines are coming up and it’s going to be a tough few days, but bangtan’s new comeback is still getting me hyped ｡ﾟ+.(･∀･)ﾟ+.ﾟ
this is the spread for the september hols!! wishing to go back to the time where i could wake up at ten in the morning rather than six （´ヘ｀；）but at least i actually really like these two pages for once~
I wrote a song about Pyrrha Nikos from RWBY because I love her and she’s beautiful and only deserves the most beautiful things in life. I told @misshermitcrab forever ago that I wanted to write her a song and I finally did SO THIS IS DEDICATED TO JULIE. I hope you guys like if you listen! <3
Brilliant sun, where have you gone? The nights are getting longer, fear is setting in everyone. Beyond the clouds, I see the world. But from up here I have never felt so alone.
Do you believe in destiny?
Autumn leaves fall into my hands. Their edges cut me when they land. Just another scar that I’ve counted. Maybe this was not what I wanted.
Armed to the teeth and setting out. But I don’t feel protected, instead eclipsed by all my doubt. A final kiss to find a light. I’m sorry that you didn’t realize it was goodbye.
Do you believe in destiny?
Autumn leaves fall into my hands. Their edges cut me when they land. This is how I’m meant to protect you. Please forgive me for holding the truth.
Huntress, savior of the world. Broken pieces of a girl. Falling into my destiny. This was the path laid out for me.
Huntress, savior of the world. Not superhuman, just a girl. Following the echoes of the ones who showed me how to love.
Autumn leaves fall into my hands. Their edges cut me when they land. This is how I’m meant to protect you. Everything was over way too soon.
nervous flyer and random seat mate AU? simon or baz could be either one :D
a/n: this took on a life of its own
baz glances up from his book at the strangled hiss. it’s his neighbor, the cute one with the blond hair- he looks sick. and terrified. baz winces, turns back to his book.
the plane starts a little as it starts taxi-ing, and the blond jumps violently in his seat. baz sneaks another sideways look at him, taking in his corded arms and tightly shut eyes, and feels an unexpected twinge of pity.
he really is cute.
“i have some flight sickness pills,” he suggests casually, flicking his eyes away when the man snaps his head towards the unexpected intrusion. “if you want.”
he can feel the suspicious glare raking up and down him, and shifts his head forward to hide his sneer. and his blush.
“because i don’t want to be vomited on. obviously.”
the blond stiffens even more, if that’s possible. “no.”
“fine,” snaps baz, and returns to his book.
he doesn’t know why he even bothered.
they’re actually in the air now, and baz is fairly sure that the man would be crying if he had slightly less pride. as it is, he’s very loudly sucking in air and shaking so that baz can feel it from a seat over. he rolls his eyes.
“honestly- take the fucking pills, okay? jesus.”
“i don’t need-” he cuts off as the plane hits turbulence, and his entire body seems to blanch. he freezes, face twisted with panic.
“christ- okay, look, just- deep breaths, okay? in, and out.” because it looks as if the stranger has stopped breathing. he doesn’t protest, just squeezes his eyes eyes shut and follows baz’s instructions.
color returns to his cheeks, slowly, and baz sits back. “do you want-”
“i do not want the fucking pills, okay?”
baz sneers. “i was going to ask if you wanted a soda, or something. calm down.”
he blushes. “umm. right, sorry.” he shuffles awkwardly for a minute. “thank you. my name’s simon.”
he manages to fall asleep, head drooping over to rest on baz’s shoulder. baz thinks about shrugging it off, but takes one look at his face (an awkward affair involving precarious twists of the neck) and decides against it, going back to his book.
the stranger- simon- wakes up, turns green, and hurriedly engages baz in conversation.
they live near each other, it turns out.
they exchange phone numbers.
“i- well, i wanted to say- i mean- thank you,” mumbles simon, blushing fiery red.
“it was nothing,” dismisses baz, quirking the corners of his lips up.
“i- you’re- text me,” simon blurts, and immediately flushes darker.
“i will,” says baz, his half smile becoming a fully fledged grin.
they actually end up talking.
simon’s sometimes fucking irritating, but he’s mostly adorable.
they meet for coffee when they can.
they’re at the starbucks where baz works, while he’s on break.
simon teased him mercilessly when he found out.
“you’re so fucking posh, i thought you’d be-”
baz huffs. “what, snow?”
“i dunno,” simon grins. “a king, or something.”
baz grimaces. he’s not far off. “just a barista.”
simon gives his his signature sarcastic look. “just a barista,” he mimics. baz furrows his brow, genuinely confused.
“what’s that supposed to mean?”
one day they go to simon’s flat, after. he opens the peeling door and gestures grandly in. it’s a mess, but baz was expecting that.
“snow, there are-”
simon blushes furiously as he tosses the various clothing items on the couch into the next room. “i wasn’t exactly planning for company, baz, this was a spur of the moment thing.”
“i can see that,” baz sneers, eyebrow raised- but he’s holding back a smile.
they kiss for the first time over crumpled napkins and empty coffee cups- baz breaks away first, reluctantly, face burning and lips parted in a surprised ‘o’.
“sorry,” says simon immediately, face and neck and ears flushed bright red, “i don’t know why-”
baz grabs his collar and smashes their lips together. it’s a little messy, but so are they.
and it makes simon shut up.
they’re cuddled together on simon’s couch when he asks him to move in with him.
“i know you don’t really like your flat, and- well, you’re over here often enough, so i just thought-”
“snow,” says baz slowly, “are you asking me to move in with you?”
“well, yeah,” simon says, watching baz’s face nervously. baz’s face is still as stone- then he grins.
and simon wraps his arms around baz’s neck and pulls him down for a kiss that leaves them both gasping.
baz proposes on a beach at sunset, because god damn it some things are cliches for a reason and simon deserves the best. always.
they’re wandering along the waterline, occasionally dipping their toes in the surf, fingers twined together. simon’s grinning, eyes sparkling and hair a mess tinted red by the setting sun.
baz is grinning too, because how could he not when simon’s this happy?
and they’ve stopped.
baz doesn’t feel like his body belongs to him, he’s so nervous- he doesn’t want to mess up.
simon’s looking at him expectantly, so he clears his throat and reaches for his other hand- they’re facing each other head on, now.
“simon snow,” he begins, and his voice catches. he clears his throat again. “simon snow. you’re everything.”
simon opens his mouth, brow furrowed, and baz silences him with a wave of his hand. “no, just- not now.
“you’re everything, okay? i love you. so much. and i had a fucking speech planned out and now i forgotten it all, of course.
“you were my annoying neighbor on that flight, remember? i thought you were going to puke all over to me, and you wouldn’t take the flight sickness pills for whatever reason and then you practically had a bloody panic attack but you were fucking cute so i tolerated you. and then i got your phone number.
“and then, when i was feeling bored and lonely, i texted you, and you texted back. and we kept texting. obviously. you remember this.
“and then we met for coffee, and you teased me because i was in my uniform, and i remember wanting to kiss that stupid grin off your face. i didn’t.
“so i fell in love with you and one day you kissed me and all i could think that night was thank fucking god that i had gone on that shitty holiday and thank god you decided that you’d try flying just one more time, right? because otherwise we wouldn’t have met. and i think you saved my life.”
he pauses to swallow, and chances a glance up at simon’s face. his eyes are wide.
and baz pulls out his ring, and kneels. he doesn’t even care that he’s getting sand all over his suit.
“simon, i love you. so much.
“will you marry me?”
for a single, heart stopping moment, it’s completely silent but for the sound of the crashing waves.
but then simon’s choking out a “yes, yes yes, of course you bloody idiot-” and tackling baz and there’s sand everywhere but they don’t care, they’re so full of happiness and love-
baz is married in black and simon in white. penny jokes that they’re like yin and yang. they grin at her, hands locked between them.
baz never wants to let go.
“until death do us part.”
they even do that together, falling asleep with wrinkled old fingers clasped and identical peaceful grins.