i didn't know the other one was published

In that post about cringy interests, I mentioned twilight in the tags and I just want to be clear that I’m well aware of how problematic it is. I’ve been aware since I was 16 and was obsessed with it.

And you know what?

Twilight gave me book ideas so I wrote my own romances. I improved upon what I saw as flaws in Twilight.

Thanks to Twilight, I have about ten published books because it inspired me to write about werewolves and vampires.

Thanks to Twilight, I was briefly rich (for being an unemployed teenager) due to book sales.

So, by all means, critique twilight. It deserves it.

But I’ll never regret loving it because it inspired me to write.

Tumblr Fact or Fiction - Doctor Who - David hadn’t seen Billie since Doomsday, and was surprised when she appeared on the deserted street while filming The Stolen Earth

When the post making this claim first started making its rounds on Tumblr, many of us laughed it off because we knew it was completely false/made up. But the post caught on and became popular, worming its way into the fanbase as fact and showing up elsewhere online.  Even though it is entirely untrue, many people believe it (and spread it!)  Sure, it’s a semi-romantic notion (if you don’t get offended on David’s behalf that some people don’t think he can act unless he’s tricked into an emotional situation).  The truth of the matter is, the claim above is so very far from the actual truth - and there are plenty of ways to prove it.

Let’s break it down piece by piece.

Fallacy #1:  David hadn’t seen Billie since they filmed Doomsday

Fact: David and Billie saw each other plenty of times between the end of filming on Series Two and Billie’s times filming in Series Four.  According to the Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition - Series Two Companion, the final block of recording on series two ended Friday, March 31st of 2006.  A list of just some of the occasions when David and Billie were seen together after this (without getting into stalker-ish territory) include:
➤ June 2006 - David presented Billie with her award at the Glamour Awards ceremony
➤ September 4, 2006 - David and Billie attended the TV Quick/TV Choice Awards together (and both won)
➤ October 31, 2006 - David and Billie attended National Television Awards together (and both won, as did Doctor Who)
➤ early 2007 - David attended the play “Treats” starring Billie & Laurence Fox and left with them both after the play
➤ Dec 31, 2007 - David attended Billie’s wedding to Laurence Fox

Fact:  Doomsday wasn’t even the last episode shot in Series Two.  The production team scheduled filming on all of the Cyberman episodes together in a block - so Rise of the Cyberman/The Age of Steel/Army of Ghosts/Doomsday were filmed together in the middle of the shooting schedule.  The last episodes filmed for Series Two were the Impossible Planet/Satan Pit two-parter.  You can see evidence of this on David Tennant’s video diaries for the series – where he discussed filming Billie’s goodbye on the beach when they were really only halfway through the shoot, as well as Billie’s emotional final scenes for Satan Pit (and all of the exact shooting dates are available in the DWM Series Two Companion guide as well).

Fallacy #2:  David was surprised to see Billie when he turned around on that deserted street in The Stolen Earth

Fact: Billie’s first scene filmed for The Stolen Earth was David’s regeneration on the TARDIS set (which was filmed Friday, February 22nd, 2008 - according to the Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition Series Four Companion).  The goodbye-on-the-beach scene was recorded on March 5th.  The running-in-the-street scenes weren’t filmed until March 13th (and ran overnight into March 14th).  Basically, the street scenes were among the last scenes shot for the two-parter – David and Billie had already been on set together for nearly a month before he turned around to see her walking toward him on that deserted street.

Fact: The fact that Billie and the other companions were returning for the finale leaked in the press before the episodes even started filming.  The Daily Star leaked the returning cast information on October 8, 2007 (4 months before they would begin filming the two-parter).  In November (the 25th) The Daily Express claimed that Russell T Davies and David Tennant had persuaded Billie to return as Rose, with the Daily Mirror and Daily Mail not far behind with similar claims about Billie and David reuniting.  It would be a pretty sad state of affairs if all of the tabloids knew that Billie was back before David did.

Fact:  Billie always knew she was coming back (and David did too).  From the Series Four Companion:  “I knew I was coming back when I knew I was leaving,” explained Billie on Doctor Who Confidential, thinking back to her departure, which had been shot in January 2006, “We all made a little pact that I’d come back and do a few more.  I really love lying to journalists when they ask me if I’m coming back.  I’m sorry that I lied to fans, but I think it was a surprise worth waiting for.”

Fact:  According to Russell T. Davies’ book, The Writer’s Tale, Davies was having trouble writing the Journey’s End Bad Wolf Bay scene.  Before shooting on the two-parter began, Julie had mentioned that the Bad Wolf Bay scene as originally scripted just wasn’t working for her, and David had weighed in as well, saying it was tragic - and then Davies obsessed over it for a month (according to the time stamps on the e-mails in the book), agreeing with Julie that Rose wouldn’t go with Doctor #2, mentioning at one point that “I just realised, my plan to make the Bad Wolf Bay scene work - the one involving Voidstuff - won’t work, because I’d forgotten that Mickey has to be free to stay in our universe. Bollocks.  Julie’s upset. She’s saying, ‘Leave Mickey in the parallel universe,’ and I’m saying, ‘Too late! We promised Noel that we’d bring him back in Torchwood Series Three.’  Then later, in an e-mail dated March 1st, 2008, he tells Benjamin Cook that he’s re-written the scene again, giving more of the decision to Rose to put her in control - and that now, “Julie is happy, David is happy, phew, good.”  Not only was David fully aware that Billie was in the script, he was concerned/had input on her goodbye scene (and all of that was well before filming the street scene).

In Conclusion:  There’s absolutely nothing correct about that statement. Doctor Who is a television show, and David and Billie are professional actors (who must be booked well in advance, and who are given scripts containing their lines/the plot). They can act hurt without actually being hurt, look sad even when they’re happy inside, and can appear to be surprised/thrilled to see each other even though they’ve been filming together for weeks. They are also friends who get together socially, as well as making various public appearances together between the end of Series Two and filming on Series Four.  Both Billie and David always knew that Billie would be coming back, and Billie had been back and filming scenes for Series 4 (including other scenes with David) long before the infamous deserted-street scene was shot.

I make no claim of being the keeper of all Doctor Who knowledge, and I’m certainly not perfect, but I am happy to share the sources that I’m aware of and provide a place to gather evidence as to the veracity (or lack thereof) of these claims.  I’m always open to other evidence that can shed light on the matter (but in this case the statement in question really is just totally made up and inaccurate)

Sources for this post:  

  • David Tennant Series Two video diaries (on the Series 2 DVD boxed set)
  • Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition - Series Four Companion
  • Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition - Series Two Companion
  • The Writer’s Tale - Russell T. Davies and Benjamin Cook

Other “Who Fact or Fiction” links:
Judoon Platoon Upon the Moon
The shoes photo from The Idiot’s Lantern isn’t David & Billie (or is it?)

thefloatingstone  asked:

Hey! you guys often say that having a manga in both japanese and english is a good idea to learn. :D I can't upload images through the ask, but a Japanese publisher called "Jippi English Comics" has published a bunch of classic manga in english with hiragana and kanji next to each panel! So it's a single book in both english and Japanese! :D I have the Jungle Emperor Leo one! I just thought I'd let know that they exist in case you guys didn't know.

Thank you for sharing! ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ


Most bilingual books are actually published for Japanese people to help them learn English, but it also work the other way around. This can be a good alternative aside from Ghibli’s movie book & simple Japanese manga

Here’s the detail of the Jippi’s comic mentioned above :D
There are 3 main title published. Jungle Emperor Leo & Mighty Atom from Osamu Tezuka, and The Salesman Return by Fujiko Fujio. These are all classic manga.

If you like Fujiko Fujio’s Doraemon, there are similar bilingual books published too!

Here’s the link to get them:
• Jungle Emperor Leo
• Mighty Atom
• The Salesman Return

As you can see, the main text is in English while for every conversation, you can review the Japanese version written nearby.



Yes of course~ With a bilingual book, you’ll be able to understand the meaning of set-phrase/onomatopoeia words with no frustration.

For example, on the photo, Giant said “Ki o Tsukeru!” “Watch it!” (Lit: Careful!) and Suneo said “ぼくのせいじゃない”. “I didn’t do it! (Lit: It’s not my fault)” This kind of set-phrase meaning will be hard to find out especially since the word is written in hiragana so you can’t find which “SEI” or “TSUKERU” words that the book means. (There are a lot of SEI & TSUKERU with different meaning).

Onomatopoeia is a sound effect that mimics the thing described, making the description more expressive and interesting but is very hard to be understand by foreign people.

This type of word is used a lot in mangas. As you can see in this screenshot, the word “PeroPero” is being translated as “NYAH NYAAH~”, YAIYAI~ as “See this? (attracting atention)” and BA as “BLEHH!”

The downside of this bilingual book, unlike Yotsuba or Shirokuma Cafe, these book don’t have furigana (kanji reading) , but most text are written in hiragana and if you already finished learning N4 - N3 material, you should have no problem reading the kanji (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧


Doraemon Japanese/English Bilingual Book!

Here’s the link to get them:
Doraemon Vol 1 Doraemon Vol 2
Doraemon Vol 3Doraemon Vol 4
Doraemon Vol 5Doraemon Vol 6
Doraemon Vol 7Doraemon Vol 8
Doraemon Vol 9Doraemon Vol 10

There’s also special edition series which is a collection of stories with specific theme!

Here’s the link to get them:
• Doraemon Comic (Laugh) Stories
• Doraemon Witty (Joke/Prank) Stories
• Doraemon Scary Stories
• Doraemon Fantastic Stories
• Doraemon Touching Stories
• Doraemon Love Stories

Happy learning ! ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ

anonymous asked:

I was hoping you could explain the concept of "gender fluid" to me as I feel like the idea is often taken out of context. As a proud 23 cis gender, straight, female (please leave your straight hate at the door, I didn't ask to be cis gendered and straight just like you didn't chose to be trans etc) sometimes I wear dresses and very feminine clothing and then other times I wear jeans and sneakers yet I don't consider myself gender fluid at all, just a female who owns more than one outfit?

Okay so several things to address. First of all, yes I will explain what genderfluidity is, as that’s the purpose of this blog.

Please consider yourself lucky, however, because writing a message that you know is going to arrive in the inbox of a trans/nonbinary person and, once published, will be read by an audience of mainly trans/nonbinary folks, using phrases like “leave the straight hate at the door” is not often going to produce the results you want.

The so called “straight hate” of which you speak is peanuts compared to what trans/queer/LGBT+ folks experience every single day, mostly at the hands of straight cis folks. Peanuts. It’s incomparable, really.

I do not feel, nor do I condone, hatred of cis straight folks simply because of their status as cisgender and straight. However I understand and empathize with lgbt+ folks who are hesitant of cis straight folks encroaching on their spaces. Spaces, for example, like a blog run by and for nonbinary folks.

We are told every day that we are wrong because we are not you. We are beaten because we are not you. We are disowned because we are not you. We are murdered because we are not you. You benefit every day from the very system that does all of this to us and more.

You are made uncomfortable when we reserve spaces that are not for you. That is not in any way comparable, and the phrase “straight hate” serves only to undermine centuries of homophobia and transphobia.

There is nothing wrong with being cis and straight. We happily provide access to our knowledge and resources to cis straight folks for the purpose of advancing allyship and education. Next time, though, please check your privilege before coming into our ask and policing our responses to a lifetime of systemic oppression. Thanks.

Now, on to your question. Something that’s very important to understand is that presentation is not the same thing as gender. A person who identifies as male can wear a dress every single day of their life and still be male.

What you’re describing is fluidity of presentation, not gender. As you stated, you are very certain that you are 100% female all the time. That would mean that your gender is not a fluid one. Someone who is genderfluid has a gender that changes over time.

This is also independent of presentation.
Someone who is genderfluid can wear a dress every single day of their life and still be a boy one day, nonbinary the next day, and a girl the next week. They are the only one who can know what their gender is.

It’s not up to you or I to determine what gender each person identifies as, and it’s impossible to do so simply by examining presentation because - just one more time for emphasis - presentation does not equal gender.


anonymous asked:

I never knew a girl who lived story could be so heartbreakingly beautiful, but then you've never published one before now. The changes may range from subtle to unrelenting, but every single one is perfectly suited. Harry is everything I didn't know I wanted in a hero- the same and yet different, and I love her all the more for both. I honestly like the romance here with Ginny more than I even liked it in the books. Every character shines just ever so differently, and are all the more beautiful.

I wasn’t enthusiastic about writing about a cisgirl!Harry, because so much of the story is the same, other than her pronouns. Eh. Not that interesting. I could probably write it OK, but why?

And then I realized that this makes her and Ginny gay and that’s why this what-if exists.

karadrinkstea  asked:

How do yup convert a simpack lot to a library package file ( I saw your reply to francythatsims)? I tried before but I ended up with a bunch of files and I didn't know what which was the lot.

I’m going to publish this in case anyone else is curious.

Here are the steps:

  • Run your sims3pack through Custard
  • If it has stuff other than just the lot and images, uncheck them and “Save As”
  • Then, use the Multi-Installer to extract the package
  • I recommend checking the “Rename Files on Save” box though this only works if there is only one package in the sims3pack
  • Put the package file in your Library folder

If you don’t remove the files with Custard first, the Multi-Installer will extract EVERY package in the sims3pack. Sometimes this is the only way (because Custard occasionally will give an “unhandled exception error”). If that happens, look in the sims3pack again with Custard. Every package will have a random string of letters+numbers name. Note the one that is first (which is the lot itself). When you extract, find that one and rename it to your lot. You can then delete the rest of the packages since those are just the custom content files included.

You can do this with worlds too! Custard does not like cleaning world sims3packs for some reason so, if I get a world that has CC attached to it, I usually do this to use them, rather than install the sims3pack and the unwanted CC.

  • Use the Multi-Installer to extract the package
  • Rename the package that is the actual world (by matching the random names as explained above) to a .world instead of .package
  • Navigate to your “C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds” (or if you have it through Origin or Steam, the equivalent of this location) and put the .world file here. 
  • The only other world that will be in this folder right now should be Sunset Valley.

Hope this is helpful! I’ve not tried this with sims but that is generally because I don’t download very many sims and try to never download any that are sims3packs.