i am so fascinated by this character

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“No way,” he protested, waving at the cliffs with emphasis. “Check out those cliffs, and the trees up there! You are a giant!”

The giant looked aside and his eyebrows lifted slightly as he noticed. The trees standing atop the shoreside cliffs were tall compared to Chase, but none of them would come to even half the giant’s height. 

“Ah. Okay,” he admitted, glancing back to Chase. The giant smiled faintly again, a fascinated and amused look. “Guess I am. But you can just call me Jacob.”


A prompt for @paigethefiremage, of @neonthebright‘s characters Chase and Jacob (the exerpt above is from her story Chase in Lilliput). I’m always up for drawing Jacob, and this story so far is great, so I think it’s entirely fitting that I sketch out a scene. ^^ My only regret is that I didn’t get to really show Chase- maybe another time.

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Continuing my Adventure Zone art shenanigans, because you all had such a lovely response to my Taako design!  I know I said I was going to draw Angus next, but when I sat down to sketch last night I had a song in my heart.  And that song was the Fantasy Costco theme, so ya’ll are getting Garfield instead. Haha! I am absolutely one of the people who can’t help but see Garfield as a cat, but as much as the “necromancer lasagna cat” makes me laugh, I wanted to actually design a specific character for him.  Because I am terribly fascinated by Garfield’s character and ngl every time he comes around I laugh so much.  Good good weird creepy cat wizard man.

tec questions

danielaa79 said:

Hi: will Alec appear in all three books of the malec project or just in tlbotw? Love your books - thank you for creating a neuroatypical character. As a mother of a child, that is often excluded because he’s special, I’m often depressed. You give me hope and relief.

Alec is in all the books (otherwise it wouldn’t really be a Malec series it’d just be a Magnus series :) and other characters we know weave in and out of the story.

I am glad you like Ty! :)

catarinalosss said:

Heya! Just wondering if The Lost Book of the white will be all Magnus’ POV, or if it’s both Magnus and Alec’s POV? Thanks!

It’s both Magnus and Alec’s point of view.

malec-go-to-hogwarts said: Hi. I was fascinated by Asmodeus in CoHF and I was wondering whether we hear any more about him in future books??

Since TEC is so much about Magnus (and Alec) I think it’s very likely Magnus may think about his father and his past. (And remember, while the first book takes place before Alec knows Asmodeus is Magnus’ father, the later books don’t!)

chaoitic said:

Hi cassie I am wondering about TEC trilogy, will all of them be set before TDA? Or just the first book? Also is it gonna get released before TWP ? Love from Baghdad xo

Both the first and second books are set before TDA, though there are time jumps between the books. I think it’s likely they’ll all be out before TWP but you never know!

hopeydopey-14 said: I absolutely love all your work and Alec may be my favourite fictional character of all time. My question is, will TEC be a collection of novellas or actual novels? And if they’re novels, how will you manage the time they take place and how will you weave them around TMI and TDA?

They are novels, and believe me it’s complicated weaving them around TMI and TDA, but that’s the plan!

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Although Fantastic Beasts was cool, I’m still a little salty that we didn’t get a Marauders-era spinoff instead, so I made this! The Marauders have always been the most fascinating characters and subplot in my opinion, and I always wanted to make a fan video.  Since I have lots of free time now that it’s summer, I thought I’d give it a shot! Please reblog and let me know what you think :)

No copyright infringement intended, obviously I don’t own these clips but hey, fair use clause am I right?  I’m happy to tell you where I got any clips or audio.

Song: Heart of Courage – Two Steps From Hell

~Mischief Managed~

Caity :) x

anonymous asked:

bsd really got me into learning about the rl authors, but ive been having trouble finding stuff about the japanese authors. do you have any recommendations for where i could start?

Ahhhh, I’m flattered you came to ask here for suggestions!  I don’t think I’m the best person to ask, honestly, but I’ll do my best to help! Since you said it was BSD that got you interested, most of my recommendations will be from the Japanese authors featured in the series~

Short Stories

This is only to get you started, a bit of a sampler for what some of the literary greats have to offer.

Rashomon & In a Grove by Akutagawa Ryuunosuke

– Akutagawa is the master of short stories, so there can be no better starter when it comes to dipping your toes in when it comes to Japanese literature. Most of Akutagawa’s works deal with exposing the egotism of man and the flaws of the human spirit. His writing may be elegant and refined, but to others it comes off as unfeeling and cerebral; you’ll have to find out for yourself where you stand.

Beneath the Cherry Trees by Kajii Motojirou

– “There are bodies buried beneath the cherry trees!” This line from one of Kajii’s most famous works is often quoted, probably because it associates the ephemeral sakura with the grotesque. Sakaguchi Ango also wrote a story with the same title, but I find Kajii’s to be the more memorable one between the two.

Separate Ways by Higuchi Ichiyou

– BSD may have you fooled, but Higuchi is actually an extremely popular literary figure in Japan, due to both the quality of her work and her all too short life. “Separate Ways” is quite a short read, but it has a heartbreaking realism most stories twice its length can’t even hope to touch.

The Human Chair by Edogawa Ranpo

– And now, we enter the surreal. Though more known for being the originator of modern mystery stories in Japan, Edogawa was also considered a master of gothic horror. Be warned, this story can be disturbing so skip this if you have a faint heart! (As an aside, Ito Junji put a spin on the tale and published a oneshot inspired by “The Human Chair“ a few years back.)

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I am very fascinated by religion, as you can tell. So I try to have characters–Stormlight is a good example. I wanted to have characters who are on all different types of spectrums. You’ve got Kaladin who’s agnostic. It’s basically the classic “I don’t know if there’s a god. If there is, I’m angry at him.” You’ve got Dalinar, who’s a reformist. He’s a Martin Luther, he’s a Mohammed, he’s a Joseph Smith. You know, “Religion is not doing what it needs to right now, we need to expand this.” You’ve got someone like Navani who’s a traditionalist, who wants the old religion to really work, who is trying to reconcile this. You’ve got Jasnah who is straight-up atheist. And then you’ve got someone more like Taravangian who would claim to be an atheist, but what he’s done is taken something nonreligious and ascribed religion to it, sort of like Confucianism, where something that was a philosophy is turning into a religion. And I try to get people on all sides of this thing. And also the religions. You’ve got the Alethi, you’ve got the Passions, you’ve got different ways to approach it, because I think that makes for a more interesting story when you like all these people and then they disagree.
Graffiti, Rap, and Sexual Awakening: An Analysis of Dizzee Kipling

This was a paper written for a course I am taking in gender, sexuality, and media on how a character in television or film’s gender intersects with other identities. I chose Dizzee Kipling because he’s one of my faves from The Get Down and I felt this show does a really great job of exploring intersecting identities anyway. This analysis is about 8 pages in Word so if you read it, I totally love you! I’m really proud of this paper and had so much fun writing it!

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A new rant

There is something that has started irritating me…

It is most reasonable if some people who are fans of the fourth series need positivity in their dash and try to find only blogs that are pro-S4. I can totally understand it, that’s what I would do too. 

I expect though some understanding for those who didn’t like S4. It came to my attention that lately some fans have started demonizing us because we don’t like S4. “Oh, you ask why some people hate S4? Because they are Johnlockers so obsessed and entitled that can’t accept that the plot isn’t what they thought it was about. Because all they care about is their gay ship, not the show. Because some people only care about a character, Moriarty, and demanded him to be alive forever. Because they think they are cleverer than the writers. Because they are toxic and hateful anyway” 

While there are toxic people in this fandom, that’s totally true, perhaps you pure s4 enthusiasts should examine also other possibilities for the majority of the disappointed fans such as:

  1. Because they invested a lot of time in appreciating and loving and studying that story with all their heart for years and suddenly it was a whole new different show
  2. Because the promos built up expectations that were never met
  3. Because there were so many plot holes that it was almost hard to believe the new episodes were written by the same people
  4. Because the writers left without explanation things that had happened since TRF - 2012!
  5. Because the writers destroyed what made that show popular - the dynamic between the protagonists and the most fascinating characters
  6. Because they used cheap tricks to lure back fans of certain characters  or plot points

Surely I am forgetting many possibilities but I should remind you that the fourth series has been gloriously dragged by critics and made the lowest viewing rates and has the most negative reviews in Imdb and Rotten Tomatoes as long as in many other platforms. I guess all these are entitled Johnlockers who can’t see their ship sunk.

Even the cast and crew has avoided to support the last series. Louise Brealey hasn’t even watched the last episode, Arwel retweeted a list that wasn’t exactly kind to S4 etc etc

In short, you can unfollow and search for those blogs that fit your needs but generalizing and saying all those disappointed fans are just whiny little fucks whose ship didn’t become canon is extremely offensive to me and many other people. Some people here have done an extensive analysis of what they saw in this show, they’ve spent hours and energy and passion on that. And also I know some people for whom this ship meant the world for various reasons and not all of them are hateful and toxic.

So if you want to love Series 4 and enjoy watching it without negativity, unfollow people, block people, do whatever you want except make easy and wrong assumptions. Perhaps you want to protect your own fragile positive opinion about S4? I have seen some pro-s4 posts starting with “I know that S4 was full of plot holes but I still adore….”

Well if you have reached that level of astonishing patience for that show, good for you, just don’t expect that everyone should. 

sakkigami  asked:

Have you ever fell in love with a character of Fairy Tail?

I guess I fell in love with Natsu. It takes me a long time to get attached to characters, so at first, I was neutral them all. Natsu isn’t my typical favourite character. I don’t normally like a lead character because they usually conform to the ‘hero’ stereotype (in anime/manga anyway). At first, I thought Natsu was like that but as I got into FT again (with a fresh neutral outlook and more life experience behind me) I realised Natsu wasn’t as simple as he first appears. I am fascinated by interesting character psychology, and in realising Natsu had so many interesting facets to his behaviour and personality I started to really appreciate him. 

And this is why I get so annoyed when I see posts that pass of Natsu as stupid. Especially in the recent chapter and people were surprised about Natsu’s response to Zeref. Natsu has always been clued up when it comes to treasuring those he loves. Lucy is incredibly intelligent but she has lent on Natsu for emotional support plenty of times. Book smarts are not the same as life experience and emotional maturity. In the beginning of FT Natsu was more mature than Lucy in this regard. You can read up on a situation all you like but it still doesn’t compare to actually experiencing it.

I don’t think many nalu fans appreciate how important this scene is, not only for nalu, but showing Natsu’s character, his maturity. Due to a personal experience of bereavement, I know the importance of Natsu’s words to Lucy. Grief is a funny thing and it affects people in different ways. Lucy was feeling so vulnerable in this scene and hearing she wasn’t odd or didn’t care because she wasn’t crying meant the world to her. Even if she didn’t realise in that moment, she will eventually realise what he did for her. 

Once again I write a long answer 😅

I could write more on this subject but I’ll spare you lol 

anonymous asked:

I think Zuko was more introverted, but when you see him as a child, he was much more chipper and upbeat. If you read about kids, or experience it yourself or witness it firsthand, you can see that 9/10, kids who have been abused are very withdrawn and socially anxious and a bit awkward because of the anxiety. Not to mention how he was raised in a palace. I was severely abused as a child too and I am the same way as Zuko. Ehasz did his research on behaviors of abuse victims. :( <3

same anon that was abused: I like also how with Katara, Zuko really opened up and overcame his social anxieties because there was a real, intimate trust there. With Mai, he’s still submissive and withdrawn emotionally from his abuse. Every abused kid knows there will be a a social difficulty with peers and has felt it themselves. Mai took advantage of Zuko at a vulnerable spot and Zuko’s thirst for love and childhood reminisce. Katara built him up from it, made him feel stronger and more loved

First of all, I am so sorry to hear that you were severely abused. That is awful. And you are absolutely right that Ehasz did his research and that Zuko’s portrayal is very authentic for a victim of child abuse. His character is so fascinating. His anxiety and introversion are both very realistic and you can see how he was severely affected by his upbringing, including the isolation. Thank you for your perspective, by the way. As a victim of abuse, you have a very valid criticism of Maiko and you have every right to be unhappy with how Zuko’s relationship was depicted given that he is also an abuse victim.

I got the same sense as you. With Mai, he said nothing. He looked upset and would not face her. Then they kissed. But he did not kiss her in the same way with Jin. He let her kiss him. There is a big difference. He did not object, because he is submissive. He is a victim of abuse and he has a hard time standing up for himself and expressing his feelings. People use this kiss as a sign of his feelings for Mai, but they are missing the subtle dynamic that was being depicted. Aaron Ehasz wrote this episode and he wanted to show that Zuko is passive and unassertive because he has been so victimized and he is vulnerable. This scene was NOT a romantic moment at all. It was actually a very abusive one.

Mai completely takes advantage of his submissiveness. She orders him around at the party, and gets very angry when he tries to talk about his past. As soon as he got home from war, she wants him to cater to her. She only seems happy when she is indulging in the perks of him being a prince. He seems so desperate for any kind of affection that he puts up with suppressing all of his feelings and plays a role, because she only likes the “perfect prince” Zuko and he is so lonely. She likes fruit tarts and palanquin rides, but she acts extremely dismissive when anything serious about his life comes up. He finally cannot take it anymore, and he withdraws and will not tell her how he really feels. This is the romance that Bryke thought was healthy and cute.

I agree that he opened up to Katara far more and they would have had a much, much better relationship. He was able to talk to her about personal things that he would never tell anyone else. She understood him and as a victim of abuse, this is crucial. And he listened to her, too. He communicated with her more as an enemy during one single scene than he did with his own girlfriend during the whole show, including the comics. He talked about his scar, and his feeling of being “marked”. She offered to heal him. Mai looks bored when the subject of the war meeting comes up and she happily tells him to get over it so they can go back to cuddling. She knows he got his scar there, and she doesn’t care.

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I wanted to just do some quick sketches tonight to practice expressions since i tend to struggle with both subtle and extreme emotions. I ended up doing some character scenes from some of my fanfictions since I am so so grateful to the authors for writing them, they’ve been bringing me a lot of joy… and pain, but mostly joy!

And Nearly Letting Go by @uncannycookie​ is a huge fav of mine, I love their writing so so much, especially how they write Mob. They’ve managed to capture some of the more jagged edges of his personality that I think make him fascinating. Plus it’s killing me, I am on the edge of my seat omg

A Breach of Trust by @phantomrose96 *internal sobbing* Okay, so like I’m slowly making my way through this one cause I have to keep stopping to read fluff cause I swear to god it makes me feel like my heart is being crushed. The writing is phenomenal, super creative premise, very dramatic and plot heavy. It’s just pure excellence and I will get there and read it all *external sobbing*

The Accelerated Velocity of Terminological Inexactitutde by @logicalbookthief Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, this is like one of my favourite tropes ever and I’m loving it! I’m so weak for this character dynamic. The way the author writes Teruki is a lot of fun, even if it’s not so fun for him sometimes hahaha

It Runs in the Family by @fireflysummers I’ve heard where this story is going and let me tell you it hits so many of my pings I am giddy with excitement. The writing is fantastic! The character’s voices are really well done and I am so so sold on the premise I have accepted it as headcanon. The dynamics have so much potential I am so excited!

Go, go read! They are all great and there are mooooooore!

For me personally the Found Family trope is fundamental to RvB as a series. There’s so much of rediscovering each other and building trust and working as a unit, no as a family, that it would be insane to disregard that as a key theme. But for that to exist there has to be a flip side; isolation.

Looking past the obvious isolation that comes with a remote canyon or a spaceship removed from influence from other sources there’s still a ton of stories about isolation and the effects it had on the isolated parties. Tucker in the desert, Alpha at High Ground, Prisoner Wash, both Carolina and York after the project, Doc in the void etc.

In all of these cases there’s effects! Isolation is something the human body and mind isn’t equipped to deal with. Humans are social animals, who experience and relate to the world with social interactions. Extreme isolation can cause irreversible damage especially to the mind. Even if the isolation is mild or short lived the effects can be gruesome. Hallucinations, general restlessness, a loss of sense of time, extreme and rapid changes in emotions and paranoia are only a few of these effects. 

Isolation can be devastating to a healthy mind but like after all the trauma these guys have been through? Shit man, isolation is rough. PTSD ridden characters having only their mind as company? Characters who’ve been living in close quarters for years finding themselves alone with nobody to talk to? Characters who cope with the belief that someone’s coming for them, when nobody’s coming and characters being swallowed by emotions intensified by the isolation.

And I’m just so !!! about this theme? I’ve not had enough time to actually translate what I’m feeling and thinking into words and then to English words but like guys. Isolation. All the fodder to sustain angst for years. There’s no doubt a ton of writings about this already by people who are soooo much more talented than I am but christ if this isn’t a fascinating part of the story. 

Seeing Double.

Originally posted by softtroublemaker

Pairing: Gaston x pregnant!reader 

Titled: ‘Seeing Double’ 

Word Count: 2,673 

Warnings: daddy!Gaston,  over protective!Gaston, Gaston/Luke Evans feels, FLUFF, childbirth, passing out, the italics are flashback. 

A/N: This was a request sent in by sirlsplayland so I really hope you enojy this story!

Tagging:  @girl-next-door-writes  @captainemwinchester @little-red-83@impalaimagining@sherlocks-timetraveling-assbutt @hobbithorse19@feelmyroarrrr @lefouismylife@redimagines @letowolfie @ciaprincess@speedycatbluebird @haniiix33 @mademoiselle-lani


These days it wasn’t as easy to get around, you waddled along your swollen feet everywhere you went. Plus, everywhere you went, your darling husband, Gaston accompanied you.  Which you didn’t mind most of the time, he was good to have around, but it was when he didn’t leave you alone for a moment. It got extremely old rather quickly. Luckily, Lefou could manage to get him out of your house for a couple of hours daily, so you could have some time alone to yourself and attempt to get some rest. 

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There are so many great fics out there that need to be recognized! If you find something you like on this list, be sure to show it the appreciation it deserves with likes, reblogs, and messages to the author! I hope you can find something to enjoy, and remember that if you’d like me to see your work, be sure to tag me in it!

Just a reminder that no all/mostly smut fics will be added. If they’re part of a series I will link non-smut parts.

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First of all, lemme just give a HUUUGE thank you to @hotchnerfuckmeup for making this amazing edit!! I am so in love :)

Well, here we are at WEEK 9 of Hannah’s Sunday Reading List! As always, y’all never disappoint :) It was an awesome week of reading so many different types of fics and pairings!! Friendly reminder that if you want me to read your fic, be sure to tag me in it <3

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:

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cassian

Sometimes I feel like he gets reduced to a stereotype and/or trope of himself, basically, like there are two things that always get referred to - his physical, ahem, attractiveness, and his hidden heart of gold. Which is fine, this is great for him, but also… we don’t really delve that deep?

This is maybe just indicative of the fact that the females in the books get far more scrutiny than the male characters. But that does a disservice to them, tbh, bc we pretty much talk about Cassian in relation to Nesta and… what else? That’s basically it. I mean if there were no nessian, what would we say about him? Maybe it’s actually ironic that he is talked about usually in terms of Nesta, and not outside of that potential relationship.

But give me his relationship with Mor, and with Azriel, and with Rhysand. Like… that’s so fascinating?

Poe Party Word Count Statistics

I really love words, numbers, and Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party, so I’ve spent most of this weekend putting them together by analyzing the word counts of the Poe Party characters. Also I have no life. And I’m pretty sure no one cares. But just in case…

The (approximate) total word counts are as follows:

  1. Edgar: 2303
  2. Ernest: 1430
  3. Charlotte: 1422
  4. Lenore: 1180
  5. HG: 1015
  6. Oscar: 1014
  7. Eddie: 811
  8. Annabel: 708
  9. Constable Jim: 580
  10. George: 578
  11. Mary: 338
  12. Constable Jimmy: 328
  13. Emily: 218
  14. Fyodor: 189
  15. Anne: 185
  16. Krishanti: 165
  17. Louisa: 136
  18. Guy: 61
  19. Jane: 52
  20. Constable Wesley: 11

Note: Screams were never counted as words, but I wasn’t super consistent on how I counted some of the noises certain characters (cough, Oscar, cough) make that are sort of but not exactly words, or how I counted stammering (if someone - cough, HG, cough - says “I, I, I” should that count as 3 words? Or just one?), but I figure for all intents and purposes this is pretty close.  I did not count the Epilogue or any bonus videos, or the little Oscar bit after the credits.

The character who talks the most in each chapter is:

  • Chapter 1: Edgar
  • Chapter 2: Edgar
  • Chapter 3: Mary
  • Chapter 4: HG
  • Chapter 5: George
  • Chapter 6: Krishanti
  • Chapter 7: Edgar
  • Chapter 8: Constable Jim
  • Chapter 9: Edgar
  • Chapter 10: Charlotte
  • Chapter 11: Eddie

The characters’ word counts by chapter are tracked in the following super-hard-to-read graph:

So Eddie’s ridiculously long villain monologue means he talks almost twice as much in chapter 11 as anyone else does in a single chapter.

I felt like it was kind of unfair to compare the word counts of characters who died early on to those who survived to the end, so I also made this chart taking into account how many chapters each character appeared in:

Chapters in which a character appears only as a corpse (or fake corpse), or in a flashback from earlier that evening, do not count; chapters in which a character appears only as a ghost, or in a flashback from before that evening, do. Example: George counts as being in chapter 6 but not 7; Eddie counts as being in chapter 10 (even though he doesn’t say anything) but not 2 or 3; etc.

Okay, this post is getting too long, but stay tuned for more charts and analysis coming soon!