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5 Reason’s Why Supernatural is the Gayest Show on Television (That’s Still Stuck in the Closet)

To start with, I’m not delusional.  I’m fully aware that the studio and execs have settled into a comfortable pattern with Supernatural, and especially considering it’s heavily mixed demographic (interestingly, it was ranked a favorite among republicans and democrats in 2016) they’re unlikely to rock the ship with a canonically queer relationship between two of it’s main characters.  

However, it’s important to understand exactly how much queerness is bubbling beneath the thick surface layer of “no homo:”  from the orgies of male-on-male eyesex to the inspiration for most of its main characters, Supernatural is queer to its very core. 

Here are five (blaring but stubbornly unacknowledged) reasons why:


1.  Dean’s gratuitously bisexual inspiration. 

Whenever someone claims a queer interpretation of Dean is baseless, I’m always happy to direct them straight to his flamingly bisexual source:  Dean Moriarty, his namesake and direct inspiration, a la the novel On the Road.  

Admittedly, I read On the Road and didn’t particularly enjoy it, as I found it to be a somewhat masturbatory reassertion of masculinity for its narrator, Sal Paradise.  Sal idolizes and fixates the charismatic Dean and his promiscuous lifestyle, openly having sex with and impregnating multiple women, and is all around a heterosexual power figure…right up until the point at which Dean propositions a male prostitute.  

Though he’s never shown doing anything gratuitous with male characters (since the book was published in the 1960s, it wouldn’t have been legal to) it’s clear that Dean is very much bisexual, not ashamed of it, and in terms of personality, very similar to Dean.  There are a few key differences (Dean Moriarty, for example, legitimately gives zero fucks about anything, whereas Dean Winchester is secretly a little ball of anxiety with the weight of the world on his shoulders) but it’s clear where Eric Kripke got his inspiration from.

Moreover, Dean Moriarty was in turn based off of the real life bisexual counterculturist Neal Cassady, who among other things had a twenty-year sexual relationship with a male poet.  Here, he is pictured in a Denver mugshot: 

So next time someone tells you the homoerotic subtext of Supernatural exists only in the imagination of rabid fangirls, remember that Dean is the direct descendant of two ragingly bisexual icons.

2.  Castiel (or at least his wardrobe) was also based off of a bisexual character.

For a show so aggressively devoted to a “no homo” interpretation, it has a real propensity to drawing inspiration from queer characters:  everyone’s favorite baby in a trench coat, for example, was modeled after the demon-busting John Constantine from the Hellblazer comics.  Yup, another bisexual.   

Though in true assbutt fashion, his love of men is censored in movie and TV adaptions, Constantine unabashedly swings both ways in paper form – a.k.a. where Kripke found inspiration for Castiel’s look.  Here, we see him platonically receiving a man-hug from one of his bros:

So I’m not saying the fact that two out of three main characters are modeled after canonically queer figures could have anything to do with Supernatural’s gratuitous queer subtext, but y’know.  It might.

3.  Cas himself is sexually complex (and literally cannot be straight.) 

Dean has made reference to the fact that he “doesn’t swing that way” (ironically, both of which times he was literally in the midst of blatantly flirting with men.)  

Cas, however, has no such reservations:  he’s never indicated, vocally or otherwise, a preference towards either gender, so much as outright declaring that he doesn’t give a damn.  

He reacts to male and female flirtation much the same way:  just try and tell me his suspicious glower and Mick wasn’t similar to Mandy the waitress (and try and tell me they both weren’t acting like they’d like to eat him for dinner.)

Moreover, the only time we’ve seen him ever achieve some kind of intimacy with female characters is when they’re literally throwing themselves at him.  Hey, he’s an aesthetically pleasing fellow – or rather, an aesthetically pleasing something.  

Which brings me to my next point that he isn’t really a fellow at all:  Cas not only gives zero fucks about sexual orientation, he also gives zero fucks about gender.  Sure, he’ll spend seven years in the same ill-fitting trench coat, but he’ll also rock a petticoat like nobody’s business.

I’ve discovered that the writer for “Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets,” Steve Yockey, is a gay man, which honestly makes it all the more perfect:  not only does it establish the Orlando-esque flexibility (or nonexistence) of Cas’s gender, but it eliminates the possibility of his straightness.  

And I want Destiel to be canon as much as anybody, but am I opposed to Cas being a genderfluid lesbian?  No.  No, I am not.    

4.  Dean can textually be interpreted as bisexual (and probably should be.)

For anyone who questions whether Dean not being straight as an arrow, I’m happy to point out some very canon things that happened on the show:

(Examples courtesy of @some-people-call-it-tragic!)

And yes, when feeling threatened, he’s professed not to swing that way.  But you know how many queer people I know who have at one point felt compelled to lie about our sexual orientation?  Every single one.  And I live in the bluest of blue states – Dean was raised in Bible Belt America and spends most of his time in the Southwest.  Not to mention the fact that he was raised during the heat of the AIDS academic.

In other words, he has every logical reason to be wary at the prospect of coming out of the closet, or even acknowledging same sex attraction at all.

Moreover it’s been canonically established that Dean has a habit of lying about himself to protect his image of masculinity:  according to Dean, he doesn’t do shorts, chick flicks, cucumber water, skinny jeans and sunglasses, and Taylor Swift music.  You know how many of those things he loves?  All of them

Finally, not every member of the cast or crew might agree (though I know for a fact that some of them do) but their interpretations do not effect textuality.  And Dean can textually be interpreted as bisexual.  

5.  Dean and Cas make a better couple than any of their love interests.

I’m going to state something I feel is obvious:  Cas and Dean have more buildup, tension, chemistry, emotional connection, and romantic history than literally any of their other interests.  

Take Lisa, for example:  she’s Dean’s longest lasting introduced as female partner, and she’s introduced as the “bendiest weekend of his life.”  

Furthermore, I’d argue that sexual attraction notwithstanding, Dean was never romantically in love with Lisa.  To him, she epitomizes his desire for a mother figure, a home, and his lost childhood, as is best demonstrated in his fantasy from “Dream a Little Dream of Me:”  Lisa isn’t a seductive or romantic figure here – she’s a maternal one. 

Though since Dean has never had a long lasting relationship (or, to my belief, been completely in love with a girl) it’s easy to see how he’d misinterpret these feelings as romantic love. 

Then we have Cas, who’s introduced by pulling Dean from the depths of hell, who makes most one-on-one scenes with Dean look like a soft core porno, and who recently (canonically!) declared his love for Dean.  

I don’t dislike Lisa, but it’s easy to see which of the two relationships is more three-dimensional, more original, and more worthy of screentime.

natasha-baggins  asked:

Could you do “Are you wearing my shirt?” with Eggsy please?

Yes, definitely! If it isn’t clear by now, I think Eggsy is great. I have to say though, my first thought when I saw this is probably not what you intended (I lowkey thought of Eggsy just straight up wearing a blouse and I had to leave my computer for a second. I have no idea what is wrong with my brain.) Anyways.

Laundry Day (Eggsy Unwin x Reader)

Summary: Unfortunately, you’re one of many that dislikes laundry. You have a habit of leaving it till the last minute. Thus, you run out of shirts to wear and borrow one of Eggsy’s, since you both share Harry’s house it was far more convenient than just doing your laundry. You didn’t think it would be a very big deal.

Word Count: 1072

Warnings: From now on, just expect swearing in Eggsy imagines. Okay? He says the f word in basically every sentence throughout both movies.

Prompts: #42, in the ask. Taken from my prompt list here (Make some more requests everyone! I have the writing bug this weekend)


Your morning started the same way it always does: ignoring your alarm for five minutes, finally sitting up, groggily stumbling around your room, and eventually finding your way to the closet. However, as you slammed open the two doors, you were met with a significant lack of clean clothes. You thought back to where all of your clean clothes could have been. Surely you had done laundry last wee-

“Shit,” you said, realizing that you had not, in fact, done laundry last week.

You groaned and turned on your heel, heading down the hall toward Eggsy’s room. Once there, you opened the door to find that he wasn’t in his room at the moment. Perfect.

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Listen, imma say it straight up. My dislike for this James and Lena relationship has nothing to do with James’ race or any other dumb thing that y'all are scheming up. I’m a black woman, I crave representation and James even though he’s barely a supporting character, is representation for me.

But yall need to open ur eyes and see this farce for what it is. The writers had absolutely no good ideas on what to do with his character and so they placed him with one of their most popular characters (a character, mind you, that he has literally said nothing good about, except the last few one liners) so he can get a play at some screen time instead of getting up off their lazy asses and actually writing him a good independent storyline.

Lena deserves better writing and so does James. If yall don’t see that, then you’re blinded by the “shipping potential” Goggles and need to take them off.

anonymous asked:

Feel was The Last Jedi actually not all that great? I went and saw it and as someone who thought TFA was mediocre and didn't bother with Rogue One it actually made me interested in Star Wars again. Is it genuinely a pile of shit or is it just alt-right manbabies hating it because women are in it? Like I keep seeing people pointing at the rotten tomatoes user score but that shit can easily be manipulated by a large enough group.

A lot of people seem to dislike it and it made significantly less money than TFA.

Trying to claim an ‘alt-right crusade’ against The Last Jedi is lunacy cause Cernovich LITERALLY STARTED ONE (Remember #DumpStarWars? He failed. He tried though. He tried his little lisping heart out) against Rogue one and didn’t effect the Audience score or box office of that movie at all.

It’s a divisive movie a lot of people hate, and a whole lot of people (see: complete fucking idiots) can’t stop tying their self-esteem and mental wellbeing to the financial and critical success of billion dollar movies made by trillion dollar megacorps so they have to make up a fictional boogeyman to blame.

“THE ALT-RIGHT ARE ATTACKING IT EVERYONE GO SUPPORT IT!!” has become part of the marketing cycle for movies at this point, especially if something is underperforming. It’s right there in the PR Dickhead handbook alongside ‘SOMEONE in our movie MIGHT be queer SOMEHOW butnotreally’ that movies like Power Rangers and the live action Beauty and the Beast pulled. Fuck even Guardians of the Galaxy 2 pulled that.

Considering movies like Mad Max Fury Road did amazingly well at the box office and suffered no ‘review bombing’ of any sort it’s pretty apparent that these ‘crusades’ don’t exist, or at least not enough to effect anything. 

TFA, Rogue One, and Fury Road didn’t have terrible audience scores or significantly below expectations box office returns. So unless ‘MRA Alt-right Manbabies’ or whatever boogeyman you’re claiming did things only has power during certain phases of the moon, they aren’t the answer.

If you’re banking on the success of a trillion dollar mass market product put out by a massive megacorp to validate your beliefs, you seriously need to go outside.

Rye & Lies | 2

Originally posted by aestheticvbts

Part 1

Pairing: Jung Hoseok x Reader
Rating: Explicit
Genre: Smut, Angst & Slight fluff?
Word count: 7,562

Summary: You’re all kinds of perfect and he wants to get close to you, whether it be physically or emotionally… Preferably both. 


The coffee maker gurgles and puffs steam, brewing a fresh pot of dark roast that’s ready before Dongmin emerges from the bedroom. The bread in the toaster crisps and pops by the time he seats himself in his usual chair at the table and when you have it buttered and set before him with his mug, he’s already engrossed in the morning news articles on his phone.

This is routine, or at least it is when he’s home in the mornings, and you robotically go through the steps for the half hour before he leaves for work.

There’s rarely any conversation, but when there is it’s mostly from your end, only ever garnering a grunt or curt response from your husband. He’s always too preoccupied to give you much of his attention and quite frankly you’ve grown used to it, so it no longer phases you.

Today, however, you are caught off guard when he clears his throat and stares over at you until you’re peeking up at him with confused yet curious eyes, mind racing with thoughts about what he could possibly have to say.

“My cousin is in town,” he takes a sip of his coffee “My father wants the family to gather for dinner to welcome him back, so make sure to clear your schedule next Friday.”

You thought about it briefly, trying to recall which cousin he was talking about and if you’d ever met him.

“Is this the cousin who wasn’t able to attend our wedding?” You ask.

Dongmin nods “Mhm,” He glances back down at his phone, takes one last bite of his food and pushes out of the chair “I have to go.”

“Okay.”

Nothing more is said about the matter. What Dongmin says, goes. Especially so when it’s a relayed request from his father.

You know by now not to put up a stink about doing this and that; attending galas or awkward and unnecessary ‘family dinners’ that always end up with more than one person’s feathers ruffled. You can’t say you dislike it completely though because these gatherings are the only times when Dongmin shows you the slightest affection; placing kisses upon your lips, holding your hand and on the rare occasion, letting an ‘I love you’ slip.

It was all bittersweet. For the briefest of moments, you could fool yourself into thinking his actions and endearing words held some truth, yet the wiser side of you knew it was all for show.

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Ephemeral || 02

(adj) lasting for a very short time

Originally posted by kookielife

pairing: Jimin | reader (with a surprise?)

genre: angst, not too much

word count: 2.1k

summary: six months ago, Park Jimin broke your heart, though getting over him isn’t quite as easy if you’re still in love with him

warnings: none

a/n: I don’t hate any of the people who are portrayed as dislikeable characters in this story! Also sorry that this is kinda short, but I really wanted it to have this ending so yeah :)


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Fifteen minutes into having to sit with Jimin and Irene you felt like ripping out every hair on your head one by one. Jimin hasn’t looked at you even once, but to make up for his loss, Irene went on and on about their relationship, purposely staring you down with every word she said. According to her Jimin was ‘the sweetest guy she’s ever met’, ‘sooo considerate’, ‘showering her with affection and gifts’ and so much more. A part of you wanted to believe that all she rambled about him were pointless lies, but the other, larger part of you believed her and it hurt you more than it should’ve.

As they finally decided to leave, you were about to pass out, Irene having killed the remaining brain cells, that were still there after a night with no sleep. The whole time, you’d stolen glances at Jimin, and you had to admit that he still looked amazing, undoubtedly remaining the most gorgeous guy you’ve ever laid your eyes on. Irene had seen the times you looked at him and started grabbing onto his arm and smiling up at him to ‘mark her territory’. You really couldn’t understand why they even sat down with you guys in the first place but you guessed it was just to bother you.

After they’d exited the coffee shop, you finally felt like you could breathe again. None of your friends wanted to ask you about how you felt, because it could possibly trigger a major breakdown, which wouldn’t be good at all, so you all tried to act like the last twenty minutes didn’t happen. After they left was also when you realized Jungkook’s deathgrip around your shoulders. You let out a sigh and let your head fall back against his shoulder. 

“Everything ok?”, he whispered into your ear and you just lightly nodded eventhough you both knew it wasn’t.

Your self-pitying thoughts were interrupted as Sana started to speak up, her voice loud and cheerful as usual. “So I heard there’s a party at Yugyeom’s dorm tonight and since JK over there is friends with him, I thought we should go.”, she said and drank up the rest of her latte. Yoongi didn’t seem too amused at that idea and groaned, “or you can come over to mine, I still need to finish off some beats.”, he looked at Sana. Yoongi and Namjoon were underground rappers on the side and Yoongi currently worked on some new beats for them, you all knew that it was really important to him. “Aish, but it’s been so long since we’ve gone out, please Yoongs…’, she whined and shot him puppy eyes. 

Jungkook cleared his throat. “Actually I wasn’t planning on going tonight, but I guess I could tell Yugyeom that you guys are gonna show up.”, he uttered awkwardly, which earned a few annoyed sighs. Sana was still trying to get Yoongi to come with her and finally he seemed to give in. That’s another thing about their relationship, every other person in this universe, apart from Hoseok, wouldn’t even stand a chance on changing Yoongis mind about anything, but Sana seemed to work wonders on him. 

“I’m not going either.”, you stated and Sana groaned a disappointed ‘Y/N’, but Jungkook came to your help. “We’ve made plans to hang out today since last sunday, sorry guys”, to which you just gave a convincing nod, eventhough he just told them a straight up lie.


“Since last sunday?”, you asked him with a light chuckle as you left the shop, a few feet behind the others. “I figured you could use a pizza and some company tonight, after… you know.”, he gave you a bunny smile and pushed his bangs out of his eyes. 

You honestly were greatful for a friend like Jeon Jungkook, he always seemed to understand you and knew exactly what you needed when you were down.

“Thanks nochu, I really wouldn’t’ve liked going to that stupid party.”, you sighed and smiled back at him. “I know”, he said and looked around the campus, “I just don’t get it.”, he then stated an a grim tone. You just sent him a questioning look. “I don’t get why Jimin would ask Irene to be his girlfriend.”, he said and you sighed in frustration. “Can we just stop talking about it?”, you pleaded, feeling like all energy was drained from your body. “No just let me finish. He always told me and Tae that he regrets sleeping with her. He also said that he thinks she’s annoying. I’ve never told you this but he really regretted your breakup.”, his voice grew quieter as he spoke and you felt a slight pain creep up in your heart. “It doesn’t matter, not anymore. He couldn’t’ve regretted it that much because he never tried to fix anything between us and now he’s in a relationship with her so he probably doesn’t dislike her as much, does he?”, you let out a humorless laugh and bumped Jungkook slightly. 

“I’m getting over him, so let’s not mention him again alright.”, and he agreed.


As the day carried on you continued to feel down, but still looking forward to your evening with Jungkook, since it’s been a while since the two of you had hung out alone. 

Sana’s been on a constant high since Yoongi agreed to joining their night out and has been distracting you from finishing your essay as she hummed a random song, and that for the past thirty minutes. 

“Hey I don’t want to ruin your mood but it’s kinda hard to focus on this with you singing that stupid song.”, you huffed and she looked up from some kind of mind map she’s been sketching out on a piece of paper. “Sorry Y/N…”, she uttered and paused a little before speaking up again. “You know you can talk to me about it? I know you prefer telling Jungkook but I’ll comfort you too you know? I get that you don’t wanna tell Mina because she’s gonna go full mum-mode again but my point is… I’m here if you need me.”, she sighed and looked at you pleadingly. 

“Honestly, it’s fine. I’m grateful that you care, but there’s nothing to worry about, of course I’m not feeling too great about it but I’ll just suck it up and get over it, that’s what I should’ve done a long ass time ago, and now I feel ready to do exactly that.”, you said and smiled. She seemed happy with your answer and her mood was back to normal. “Ah Y/N, I’m so proud of you! That’s how your mindset should’ve been from the start… or should I say the end?”, she giggled at her own joke and then pointed to your laptop, “You better finish that before Kookie comes here and I’m gonna get dressed for the party. I’m so excited, you don’t even know how long i’ve waited to go out again and Yoongi agreed to come along and I just have a good feeling about tonight, you’ll see!”, she brabbled while leaving the room.


As the evening came around, Mina, Sana and you sat in the living room, you waiting for Jungkook and them waiting for the guys to arrive. Apparently even Namjoon agreed to come with them, neglecting his studying for the night but to be honest he could easily nail the degree at this point. Sana was once again trying to get Mina to talk to Taehyung about her obvious crush on him but she refused like all the other times you’d asked.

When the knock on the door finally came, Sana jumped up and yanked the door open. “Heyy boys!”, she cheered and as she spotted Yoongi, a high pitched squeak escaped her throat. “You look so good baby! I’m so happy!”, she jumped at him and wrapped her arms around his neck. “I can see that”; he muttered but his tone was affectionate. Their little moment ended as Mina pleaded for them to “move their asses and finally leave”. You waved at them and then looked up at Jungkook who was the only remaining boy outside your door. “Come in, I think I’m starving, you guys took long enough!”

He chuckled and threw his jacket over a kitchen stool. “Sorry princess but we took longer because we had to convince Tae that it’s slightly inappropriate to wear all Gucci to a house party.”, and you just had to giggle at that, invisioning an image of Taehyung with all of his Gucci jackets in your head. 

“You order”, you said as you scrolled through your phone, Jungkook just nodded and searched the number of the pizza place online. When he was done you were happy that the pizza was on it’s way but also frustrated that you still had to wait about twenty minutes. “You want something to drink?”, you asked him as you walked over to your kitchen counter. “You have some rum and coke?”, he asked and you came back with a extra large bottle of coke and a full bottle of rum. “Yes sir!”

The pizza finally arrived and you basically ran to the door, quickly payed the delivery guy and skipped back to the couch, where you and Jungkook had been sitting, drinking alcohol, and happily opened the large carton. You let out a satisfied groan as the delicious smell hit your nose, quickly took out a piece and took a huge bite out of it just to groan once again. “This is so good!”, you uttered as Jungkook finally started eating as well. “Yeah I know this pizza place is the best”, he said while heavily chewing down on his piece. “Thanks for coming over Kookie, it means a lot.” He just smiled while watching the TV, “Always.”

Later that night, both of you had drunken a generous amount of rum and coke, maybe some beer too and you were feeling the emotions coming up. It didn’t help that you had ‘The Arctic Monkeys’ playing in the background. “I know how they feel.”, you slurred as you sat, leaning onto Jungkooks shoulder as he had his eyes closed. “What d'ya mean?”, he muttered and cracked on eye open. “You know, they sing about this whole crawling back to someone thing? I do that too. I’ve done that with Jimin six months straight. They’re like ‘maybe I’m to busy being yours to fall for somebody new’, but I’m not even his. Well if he asked me to be, I would. But he wouldn’t ever ask. I’m such a mess.”, you sighed and tried to swallow the lump that has built inside your throat. “You’re a perfect mess though…”, Jungkook said and pulled you into his embrace. “No, this isn’t perfect at all, it’s just a huge pile of shit. I’d probably beg for him, on my knees to just love me back already, but I’m not even sure if he’s capable of love. Anyway, you shouldn’t have to listen to this.”, you tried to calm down again. “I’m so beyond mad at Jimin for doing this to you. He’s just an asshole, I’m his friend but I’m so done with him really.”, you could feel his muscles tensing up and hugged him tightly. “You shouldn’t worry about this, it’s basically over and I’m ready to move past him.”, you concluded and he seemed somewhat satisfied with your answer.

A comfortable silence settled between you two and you just sat and enjoyed each other’s company. You tilted you head up slightly to look at him, and maybe it was the alcohol in your blood or the fact that he just looked extremely good with his hair slightly ruffled and his lips shining from when he licked off the beer he just drank, but suddenly you felt the desire to kiss him. He noticed you staring at him and looked at you with questioning eyes, but eventually started leaning down to you.

Before he met your lips and he stopped and whispered, “Do you really want to do this?”. And all you could reply was, “What if that’s exactly what I wanna do right now?”, and with that you pressed your lips to his.

Morgan Rielly - Part One

This is the start of my new story featuring Mo Rielly. I’m super excited about this story because it reminds me a lot of my Matthews one. I’ll still be doing single post stories between posting this story so please keep sending in requests!

Originally posted by vanzish


    “Welcome to the team,” Steve grins down at me and my stomach flutters nervously as I give him a small smile back and a nod.

    “Thank you,” I murmur, adjusting my grip on my carry on.

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(adm: Oh…?! What’s this?! It’s a new character design!! Everyone, please meet China’s 2P, Song Jin!!

Well, I did say I wasn’t going to post any character designs before releasing the game, buuuut I thought this would be something cool to do to thank you for your support!!!! I don’t have my drawing tablet with me so I had to draw it traditionally ;w; hope you guys still like it!!!

Even though I somewhat revealed his design [since, well, it’s not a full body drawing and there are no colors], I’m not going to reveal his number or personality either. The only thing I’m going to say is, he and Iggy greatly dislikes one another.

You know that poll I asked you to choose a number? Well, here was the result: 

The meaning of these numbers were, how many character designs I would reveal until I released the game. Since 1 won, this will be the first and last character design I’ll be releasing until then!! XD [I’m an asshole, you’re allowed to get pissed off at me for that lmfao]

At least, that’s what I hope to do. I might change my opinion with time, but for now, he’s the only one you’ll be seeing. I don’t intend to draw him again anytime soon, though XDDD

But yes, this is it for now!! I hope you guys like it!! Thank you so much for the 1,3k followers, I really, really appreciate it!! Love you!!!! <3333)

The Fear of Failure

That was the video that inspired The BOSS. That got the ball rolling.

But now, I understand it a little too well. Last night, the other writers and a few artists and I got together on a voice call on the developer server on Discord. We were trying to iron out some plot points that didn’t quite work or fix some issues or just make the game better. Unfortunately, though we had some good concepts, we didn’t have a solid idea coming out of it. One of our writers missed the meeting and disliked what we came up with so now we have to start over again.

My original idea of Glitch in the System was for it to be a short DLC with a goofy ending. The idea to make it a sequel was a good one and our story is big enough for a full game to be sure. What I struggle with myself is including the egos.

I’ll level with you all. I’m not an ego fan. I don’t find them interesting. I never seek them out. I rarely watch any content I know Anti is in. I sort of roll my eyes when I see new posts about it and I’ve been upfront about the fact that I like “plain, vanilla” Jack. They have no bearing on my status in the community and while I’m happy you get excited by them, I’m just not interested.

Glitch in the System was meant to give the egos major roles but my disinterest in them has thrown a wrench into the whole story. Not only do I not know them well enough to be able to write a coherent story, I’m constantly being told differing opinions and headcanons about them. This makes things even more difficult to work out. I’m really starting to resent them for existing and being popular enough for the community to really want to see them. Our survey showed that you overwhelmingly wanted to see them in the next game and I, of course, had plans for Anti but not so much for the others.

Now I feel as if I’ve failed you all. Glitch in the System has been in production for months and has almost 30 people behind it, not counting a team of artists and VAs who are doing some outside work. I want to make this game work and I’ve worked myself into an emotional hell trying to figure out all the plot points. With the egos in tow, I feel as if I’m not passionate about this game. I feel like I have to include them now. Except that adds problems because I struggle to write for characters that don’t interest me.

I don’t know what to do anymore. Last night, for the first time, I actually contemplated canceling the game altogether. You expect such great things from us after The BOSS but I don’t know if I can deliver on them. I don’t know if I can make a game just as good or as poignant or as touching as The BOSS. I’m starting to feel like a total idiot who defied the odds and had one good idea.

Guys, please help me out. Offer suggestions maybe? If you’re religious, I’d appreciate your prayers (but if you’re not, no worries). I want this game to be something I love to make and I can’t do that without the support of you all and maybe some ideas. Throw out ideas if you want! Join our discord! Please help us out as best you can, if you have the time, because I feel like I’m losing grip of this game right now and it would break my heart to cancel it because I was unable to make the story work. I don’t want to reveal the story or twists but anything you can do helps, even just talking to the team a bit.

Anyway, that’s about all I wanted to say. I hope I can make a game good enough to live up to The BOSS. I feel like, if this one isn’t as good, the game we did make was a fluke and maybe I wasn’t meant to make games anymore.

I just don’t know what to do anymore.

Okay, I feel the need to rant a little.
I was scrolling along my dash earlier and a suggested post cropped up that had to do with what one person wants to see in YJS3. One of those things was supermartian and an entire arc devoted to them getting back together (which from my perspective no damn thank you, but people like what they like, so w/e). Normally I would just leave something like this alone, because I am fully aware and accepting of the fact that people don’t have to dislike what I dislike or like what I like and it’s all good.

HOWEVER,
this person didn’t have just the one point about supermartian (which I gladly would have ignored and went on my happy way). Instead they had these two points on their list:

- Ms. Martian and Superboy. How they got back to together and manage a relationship

- Lag'on goes back to Atlantis. He is never seen again. Good riddance


Originally posted by childoftheplanets

Excuse me, but what the ever-loving FUCK.

Okay, I freaking get that this person likes supermartian and doesn’t like La’gaan. Fine. No big deal. But how fucking DARE THEY pretty much say that La’gaan should be wiped out as a character in Young Justice just because they don’t like him?! How fucking dare they even consider implying that just because they don’t like La’gaan that NO ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO ENJOY HIM?!

You don’t see me screaming about how much I hate M’gann, Supermartian, or Angelfish– because I have some damned decency and I’m willing to accept that people don’t have to like or dislike what I do. Hell, even with all of the TONS of issues I have with M’gann I would NEVER say she shouldn’t be on the show, because I know that there are a lot of people who like her and identify with her and are willing to spend hours and weeks and months devoted to fanworks focused on her– and good for them! I’m glad they can enjoy her and have a grand old time with her character to their hearts’ content!

So you would think it wouldn’t be too hard for those fans who dislike La’gaan (usually Supermartian-shippers I’ve found, though I doubt it’s true all across the board or that the only ones who dislike La’gaan are Supermartian-shippers) to extend the same courtesy. You don’t like him? Fine. That’s your right and you don’t have to.

BUT. FOR THE LOVE OF EVERY LAST SHRED OF DECENCY. DO NOT. IMPLY THAT LA’GAAN SHOULDN’T EXIST JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T LIKE HIM.

You don’t like the character? Avoid the character. You don’t like the ship? Avoid the ship.

You want to say no one should enjoy La’gaan and he should no longer be on the show just because you don’t like him?

THEN YOU ARE WELCOME TO FUCKING FIGHT ME OVER MY FISHY SON. YOU WON’T WIN.

tl;dr- Respect the fact that just because you don’t like a character or a ship that it doesn’t mean you have a right to demand that it go away. Not everyone has to like or dislike what you do.

These last couple of days I have been reading so many different opinions about Ariliza, Elizona, Mibbins, Eliza Minnick x Arizona Robbins whatever, from blogs I follow (and will keep following, the ones that I like and are nice). Some people dislike them and that’s totally fine. I only have a problem with those who are just plain disrespectful and full of hate.

I wanna give my opinion, because, of course, everyone has the right to have their own thoughts so I’m not gonna pop in their blogs (though everyone is welcomed here) so I’m just gonna do a post.

-Arizona only wanted to sex Eliza up.There was nothing beautiful about it.  Arizona wanted to go home to have sex, no talking. But what about the elevator scene, are we forgetting about it? This scene proves that Arizona is into Eliza. She is not looking only for sex from her.

-Arizona is in lust, not in love, she only wants sex from Eliza. Well, I disagree. Their first kiss was after Arizona praised her not only professionally, but personally. You are nice, you are smart, you are funny. Their first time in bed was after we saw Arizona saying how she felt whenever she saw her.  I look for you, all day. When I turn a corner or I pass by on the scan rooms or getting on an elevator, I hope that maybe I’ll just get a glimpse of you and when I see you, every time it makes me catch my breath, just a little; and my heart speeds up, my palms sweat. Seeing you, talking to you, and touching you, is all I can think about. This doesn’t sound like someone who is looking only for sex to me.

-If Arizona gets hurt on the finale I want her to cry out for Callie. Seriously? How pathetic, weak and loser you want Arizona to look like? Specially for the general audience. There is nothing good or beautiful about this, after everything that happened, and the time that has passed.

-Eliza is so direct and harsh. Her comments are bitchy. Yet we all loved Cristina and Alex. Btw, Cristina wouldn’t treat a patient back in season 9 because it was against the patients religion, while Leah wanted to. And everyone sided with Cristina. Just say that the reason you don’t like what Eliza does, it’s because you don’t like her characer. That’s totally fine and it’s a better argument than trying to say you are against actions and behaviours that then you love in other characters.

-Ariliza love scene was not hot. Calzona’s was. But also: It’s the same scene, just with clothes. Okay so…what’s the truth? How are we measuring here? You can’t say two things are the same but then that one of them was hot and the other one not. That doesn’t make sense. Just say that you didn’t like the scene because it was Ariliza. And that you liked the other because it was Calzona. It’s a really good argument, I swear.

-I’m not getting into the fight of who were hotter. It’s a stupid fight and I don’t need to put down or understimate Ariliza scene so Calzona’s scenes stand out or feel more validated (and I say this when I loved their scenes too).

It was not some leg movement, it was more: they showed skin (so much skin), we saw Arizona wraping her leg around Eliza to bring her closer, we saw Eliza’s leg between Arizona legs. We saw Arizona grabbing Eliza’s hand to move it to her butt?, and we saw Arizona breaking their kiss so she could breath, right before she moaned. You can see all of this if you put the video in slow motion. And quite frankly, I had never seen this on grey’s at least it was a het. couple.

-And for the last, and the most important thing: can we be aware that there are new fans on grey’s? Fans that weren’t there when Calzona was a big thing, so they don’t feel the same about them? New little girls that they see in Arizona and Eliza what others saw in Calzona: their safe space, their lbgt representation? And that you are ruining the fun for them by tagging hate and trashing them when you don’t have any right to do so? Noone, except Shonda, ruined the fun for you. BE RESPECTFUL, not only what you feel and think about a couple is importart. And also, Marika Dominczyk is not at fault for getting the job. Neither is Jessica Capshaw for wanting to support the new pairing and be happy about it. Stop sending hate to them.

can we please stop being such nitpicking asses?

Why are so many people hating on the latest episode of star trek disco? I mean yeah, I know, it’s far from perfect but can I simply remind you that:

• we got a BLACK, FEMALE LEADING character

• 2 gay main characters!!! like, MAIN CHARACTERS!! (and just one of them is white) I really can’t remember when that last happened

• 1 chubby main character who is super smart and super funny and super sexy (seriously I would straight up go gay for her)

• PTSD and yes I know that Ash is now kind of the bad guy… maybe… but still that's really rare in shows like that

• our first female evil, bad ass emperor! and a lot of people seem to dislike that but I actually live for that shit!!!

• let’s not forget our beloved space lesbians (even though we don’t know much about them

• and maybe even an upcoming age difference relationship  (that is probably just dreaming from my site I guess, but I’m still hoping)

I could make that list much longer, but for now, I just leave you with that

That should have been just a simple reminder that you also should see the good things in life and yes that sounds way too melodramatic but its late and I'm tired and also a bit angry about people beeing such little douchebags sometimes.

friends to lovers!guanlin


genre: fluff
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author’s note: ok i have decided that i’m super bad with summaries so i omitted it hAH :-) send me requests!! :))


• it’s that time of the year again…*dramatic sigh*

• yes,, it is one week before school starts!! honestly,, you’re kind of really daunted by the upcoming year because you finally were becoming a senior

• you can’t actually believe that YOU, someone who still cuddles with soft toys at night and cries like a baby will be graduating soon like hell nah i’m not ready to step out of my comfort zone, not ready for everyone to judge my ugly ass, not ready to be single yet again (not that being single is wrong!! but you just feel kinda like a loser when everyone around you is already dating 🙁)

• in order to make you feel better about yourself, you decided to go to the mall to get some clothes because,, impulsive splurging is your passion (even though you end up regretting it to the max after that) and bless the lord you need some new colours in your wardrobe because every single thing in your wardrobe is black 

• you casually stroll to the men’s section because you just like oversized shirts a lot,, they make you feel bigger and more confident and looks good too so why not!! and the staff don’t actually give a shit about who goes where in their store so nobody would judge you either famous last words

• just as you were reaching for this super cute red shirt that just calls for you, another hand came into your vision and took that last one off the rack

• startled, you spun around to see who the culprit was and got even more surprised because

• a) holy feck this guy is cute (and by cute i mean the handsomest person you’ve ever seen)

• b) holy feck this guy’s aura and face is colder than eating ice cream in the middle of the winter  

• and you just kind of slither away in fear all while keeping your eyes on him like a snake because you ARE a snake since you eat snacks at night even though you promised your diet app not to

• but that was the last of him you saw for the rest of the break (certainly not the last you thought of him tho!!)

• fast forward to the first day of school,, and you’ve guessed it!

• by some miraculous turn of fate, you spot a slightly familiar yet unfamiliar face standing right in front of the classroom beside your homeroom teacher 

• it was him

• and boi, he looked finer than a strand of hair wearing the red shirt he picked that day 

• after your teacher’s explanation, it turns out he was a transfer student from taiwan (oH NO NOT AGAIN *cues groans*) and his name was lai guanlin 

• he instantly became a favourite amongst your classmates,, a chorus of small yet audible sighs from the girls could be heard, and the guys were practically bouncing out of their seats to greet him

• after his introduction (that highlighted his super cute accent), he went to his assigned seat, which was conveniently situated behind you. you had no idea whether he actually recognised you or not,, so you gave him a small, hesitant smile but all he did was to just stare blankly at you so hAh prObabLy nOt

• days passed and he settled in pretty well,, he now was friends with this big group of boys  (including him, there are eleven, you believe) who called themselves wanna one and literally have females and males alike practically salivating at the sight of them, so naturally your hopes of getting closer to him were dashed because you weren’t part of that social circle (besides being friends with daehwi in the student council)

• that was also why you’ve decided to throw the thoughts about him to the back of your mind and busied yourself with the upcoming council president selection

• you actually didn’t want to join it at first, but with the encouragement of your peers, you decided to just wing it and yolo for your last year in high school

• but that was also how you found yourself in a battle of nerves with one of the most popular girls in your school, chaewon (ok pls just insert any name here ur enemy’s your pet’s i just randomly chose one)

• chaewon wasn’t really the baddest bitch around, though she can be a little arrogant and quip sarcastic remarks once in a while,, you don’t dislike her, but you don’t like her either 

•  but for some reason, her looks and athletic abilities (which you, for jisoo’s sake had none) have guys and girls alike, just like wanna one, falling at her feet

• it wasn’t like she was a complete airhead either, she got decent grades, is punctual in handing up her homework too,, which makes her a really strong candidate up against you

• the elections came and went, you gave your speech and she gave hers, and unfortunately, but not unpredictably, she won and got to parade around with a makeshift sash the whole day

• you were…undeniably a little sad because hey you really did put in effort to memorise the script and think about how to improve the school (you spent sleepless nights thinking about that okay) and not freak out while talking in front of so many people but you didn’t get it in the end

• but you didn’t want to sound like a sore loser either so you just kept it to yourself,, 

• hOWEveR

• just as you were about to congratulate her,,, she, in all her winning glory, went

• “honestly, you didn’t stand a chance against me but i just went along with it because it made me feel superior. but good game, you tried your best, but hey, it wasn’t enough!”

• to say that you were crushed was an understatement 

• you…had no idea how to react that, so you just stood there and froze for a while 

• but suddenly, a terse voice that sounded dangerously close to you rang out

• “to be honest, we all know you pulled some strings to win because evidently y/n has a way better personality than you.”

• you spun around (deja vu, anyone?) and lo and behold, you see this tall silhouette basked in light and hOLY MAMA that is ,,, LAI. GUAN. LIN. 

• ?1!?1!?1!??1!?1??1 <— your heart and mind at that moment

• “i hope you won’t let this ‘win’ get to your head,, because i and my friends won’t hesitate to get an appeal for her to take your position if you were to act up like this again, so do us all a favour and get out.” 

• ?1!1!1?1??1?1!1!1!!1!1!1!?1?1?1?!1!1!1!!1!1!!1!1!1!1!!1!1!1!!1!1 <— your heart, beating at a 100 miles per hour as you see him turn around and go back to his friends, not without him giving you a gentle smile (you were certain your face was red now yOu’vE beComE a tOmaTo)

• you didn’t see it but his ears had turned red from shyness aw what a cute baby (but only towards you tho 😉) 

• it was after that day,, you guys just- suddenly clicked

• he gave you a nod the next day when he walked past you to get to his seat 

• and when you turned back to thank him, a full blown smile spread across his face (tHAT SMILE,, YOU KNOW THAT SMILE WITH HIS TEETH AND GUMS) and you felt like ‘shit, i’m getting sucked into this black hole but for some reason i don’t want to come out’

• you don’t notice it but his friends sitting behind him are wiggling their eyebrows and gossiping (mmo, ring a bell??) about how cute of a couple you two would make but none of you caught it since you were busy staring at each other,, sharing a moment

• small talks became real conversations, what originally was mundane became full of laughter and funny stories he told you about his friends (he tells you deep dark secrets about them like how once daehwi was rocking out to ariana grande in the shower and slipped and fell) 

• you told him about your friends as well and how they thought he was the most good looking person they’ve ever seen,, and he just tells you to tell them that he’s not interested

• you kind of want to probe further but you didn’t want it to be awkward either so you just settled for an questioning look you hope conveyed your message but he just gave you an ambiguous smile,,, which kind of made your heart sink a little because…of course he has a crush, he could literally have anyone he wanted why would he even bother about you

• so you just,,, kept your feelings under the radar for the moment 

• but anyone, everyone could see you were heads over heels for him 

• and that he was heads over heels for you too!!!! he had never shown any interest in any girl except for you

• he dismissed any confession letters that came his way, got rid of girls who would stick to him with the very cold look that scared you in the first place

• he never had much interaction with girls 

• heck, he never even smiled that much with guys besides his friends 

• but you two,, clouded with the delusion that your crush would never like you back, continued being friends close to lovers

• until the day before the basketball finals

• yes, guanlin was part of the basketball team, and was the co-captain in fact, which is a really amazing feat considering he just entered your school a few months ago

• you were staying back in school to help settle some stuff with the council since you were still a rank higher up than the rest,, you needed to get everything right for tomorrow’s big game, make sure the ushers know their duty, the students knew where to sit, the court was decorated and at its cleanest state

• and guanlin was practising to get his shots right for tomorrow because he didn’t want to let anyone down,, and most importantly, he didn’t want to look like a loser in front of you!! after two hours of training, the coach let the players go for a thirty minute break before going back to shoot some hoops again

• wandering around the school, he saw the door of a conference room slightly ajar, and heard your melodious voice flowing from it

• peeping in, he saw you standing in front of the board, laying out the plans for tomorrow and observing how you carried yourself, your confidence, your beauty and he came to the conclusion that yo,, it was,, now or never

• clutching the extra jersey he had in his hands tightly, he opened the door, apologised for the interruption and beckoned for you to come out

• you were escorted outside with the sound of wolf-whistles and clapping but you paid no heed to them, only looking at the seemingly flustered boy standing in front of you

• guanlin: “hi?”

• you: “hey!”

• him: “okay so tomorrow is the championship right? you’ll be there right?”

• you: “yes, why do you ask?”

• him, throwing the dry-fit shirt to you: “it’syoursnowpleasewearthistomorrowand…”

• you, barely catching it and not making sense of the situation at all: “and?”

• him: “if i score the winning goal, will you date me?”

• everything went still for a second

• you looked down at the jersey that had his name proudly printed on it and supposedly belonged to you forever now, and looked up at his expectant and nervous face bewilderedly 

• you: “wait, can you repeat that again?”

* him, mildly exasperated that you were taking so long to give him an answer: “date me if i score the winning goal tomorrow.”

• honestly the stunned look on your face makes him want to just pinch your cheeks and kiss you but he’ll resist for the sake of the fact that you might not reciprocate his feelings

• but when you replied him with “okay, deal.”, he couldn’t help but just give you the biggest and loveliest hug you’ve ever experienced

• it was like,, you belonged there

• in that warm cocoon of heat and love 

• and guess what??

• the next day came and everyone, and i mEAN EVER Y ON E was looking at you striding into the venue with his jersey and the wanna one members were just like MY BABY HAS FINALLY GROWN BALLS I AM SO PROUD OF HIM *wipes tears from eyes* 

• you cheered and screamed so loudly for him you swear they could probably hear you from australia and when it came down to the last seconds, where the other team was just leading by two points,, guanlin caught the ball and dribbled it towards the other side of the court

• those seconds felt like ages and just when he was about to make the three-pointer,, he looked at you with that smile on his face

• …and sCORED!!1!1!1!1!1!!1!!1!!!!!!!!

• you jumped out of your seat and hi-fived your friends around you, celebrating their victory until you see them suddenly freezing, looking behind you

• you turned around (again, deja vu???) and saw him, guanlin, with the brightest smile that seriously could light up the universe if he tried 

• “so, date me?”

SM Entertainment last boy group NCT.

3 hours left until the first unit of NCT drop their first single and I’m here rambling about them because I feel the need to do so. I’ll be talking about how I understand NCT and all the controversies that come with it. 

NCT as you all know, stands for Neo Cultural Technology. Now, a lot of people if not everyone who has heard of this name thought that it is a stupid name for a Kpop group. Honestly, during the years I’ve been exposed to Kpop, I’ve heard it worse. And as time goes by, we’ll all get used to it anyway so this should not be a discussing matter. They were first introduced in the “SM keynotes” event by Lee Soo Man, the founder of SM as being of 40+ members. This was overwhelming for the majority of the kpop world, even people who are not SM stans. NCT will be debuting and promoting in small units that would eventually be scattered all over the world. SM obviously expects them to expand the Kpop power to be greater range of audience. The first unit that will be released in 3 hours is called NCT U. And this unit is consisted of 2 smaller units - this is what confused me at first. Like why do you debut them in 2 units but then call them one unit like what the hell is going on this is so confusing!! And tbh, so was the rest of the NCT idea when it was first heard. So I’ll explain what I understand below. 

For he last couple of days, SM has been bombarding the internet with teaser in no logic order (to me) of the NCT’s first unit members. On the official website, it says that there are 6 members that belong to NCT U. But only 5 of them had individual teasers and we got a teaser for the song “Without You” today that featured the last member without the individual teaser. So to make things clear, NCT U is going to release 2 songs. From what I understand, Without You will be sang by the vocal line Jaehyun, Doyoung and Taeil. In other words, they are the next KRY and Baekchensoo. Or at least that is what I expect them to be. The other single is 7th Sense, which will be performed by 5 members. That is everyone of NCT U excluding Taeil. But 6 of them altogether are still called one unite, NCT U, because they will serve as the base to all future units. That means we can expect these 6 to be working actively in all the future units under NCT. Some of Taeil’s fan saying that it is upsetting Taeil does not get to promote with the bigger part of NCT U and that it is like he is left out. But from how I see it, if this is SM catering for their artist musical identity and does not force one concept on to an idol then I applaud. SM may feel like Taeil does not match with the trappy sound and intensive dancing routine of 7th Sense but they need him in NCT U to emphasis on the fact that he is a core member. 

I’ve seen people making jokes about NCT releasing 40+ teasers or calling Lee Soo Man insane for having this idea. I’ve also heard some calling this a rip off the AKB48 - a japanese girl group with 48 members. First of all, I don’t understand why SM came up with the number 40+ like does this mean they already have 40 male trainees in hand? But nevertheless, Lee Soo Man has had this idea of group rotation since Super Junior. SJ is the only SM group that debuted with a full album and they were also called SJ’05 because it was a project group that was only scheduled to promote for half a year. But SJ turned out bigger than they expected and the members also asked to promote together for a little longer and little did SM know they would be the next Hallyu King. But SJ group promotion does not cancel the fact that they are still an SM experiment. SM had them promoted in small units that catered for different audience which matches each member characteristic and musical identity. SJ was the first idol group to have unit promotion as such and also the one group that contains the most units up until now. At the time SJ debuted, SM has already had trainees in the line up for the next rotation of members. These trainees are the current SHINee as we all know. Now that SM had SJ busy promoting all over the world in different units, they decided to try SHINee out with experimental music and extreme choreography. At the mean time, SJ-M stood out to be the most successful unit from SJ. SJ-M sings in mandarin and promote actively in mainland China as well as Taiwan. Hell, SJ-M made Taiwan their territory at one point. This huge success led SM to debut a twin group called EXO which was made up of EXO-K and EXO-M. They promoted in Korea and Mainland China respectively and have been very successful, being the next Hallyu King in line after SJ. Now this is where SM realized that the secret to long term success of an idol group is: Individual Fandom. EXO’s first full album XOXO sold more than 1 million copies, making them the first Korean Million sellers in 2001. Discography for the album shows in numbers that EXO being a million seller is the accumulated amount of albums sold from both EXO-K and EXO-M, one in Korean and one in Mandarin. Their following album EXODUS suffered from great controversies of continuous member leaves, however, still did well surpassing 1 million copies in just 2 months after release. EXO won Disk Daesang 3 years in a row and named Million sellers twice 4 years into their career and yet not one group or artist have achieved this much in the last decade. This is the power of individual fandom. Individual fandom does not necessarily mean that you only like one member and dislike the rest of the group, though it can also be the case. Individual fandom is actually the most common type of fandom since people tend to one ultimate bias in the group. They usually like the group as a whole as well. But for individual fandom, one member’s controversy does not stop you from supporting the group if it is not your ultimate bias. And by supporting I mean legally, by buying their albums and streaming their songs. In the recent years, individual fandom has become much bigger and greater than the group fandom as a whole. Especially for bigger group like EXO, there are too many members and too much to keep up on it is better that you join an individual fandom and cater to your ultimate bias. Bulk albums are also bought by individual fandom, which is the secret to EXO’s million seller title. This brings up the story of Taeyong, a controversial trainee that SM chooses to debut even though he is already so hated by the public. From my understanding and logic, I’d say that people who like him can like him and people who don’t can just don’t. But he will attract fans nonetheless while doing very little harm to the group as a whole because (1) they are promoting in units and not every units have Taeyong and (2) individual fandom logic, hating Taeyong does not mean stop supporting their biases. 

TL;DR: NCT is Super Junior 2.0 without ever promoting as a group altogether, has SHINee level of musicality and dance work plus EXO level of promotion. Saying NCT has 40+ members is no difference than saying DBSK, SJ, SHINee and EXO altogether has 26 members. They will not be released altogether but probably every 2-4 years like the usual SM cycle. They can add up to 100 members if they want because this is SM last boy group

I came across cheol’s favorite perfume (wdressroom no.49 peach blossom) and bought the last one on the shelf, and OMG…it smells amazing, like freshly plucked peaches in a bottle…if he smells like that on a daily basis though…x.x It’s not too cloying, just sweet enough and SO FRESH.

One Piece 875 thoughts

I’m currently abroad and didn’t have much time not the right mindset to write anything yet - but I guess I should have, for a chapter like this, over which I’d rejoice over for weeks in normal circumstances.

Women are strong.

And by that I don’t mean necessarily physically strong. But women can and will react and this saga is proving it by the day. I’ll never get over the fact that the only female yonkou - though for a shounen manga a 25% of women involvement is not bad at all - is also the dumbest. The fact that Streusen manipulated quite probably from day one, the fact that she loses her temper to fits of rage. It’s not something I appreciate. They fail to give depth to the character - hell, Señor Pink had a better development.

But Big Mom is not the only female character in this saga who, for the better or worse, changes things.

My girl Nami

One day I should really reflect on how I went from hating to her to loving her as I do, and shipping her with my other disliked character, Sanji. But that’s for another post. What is easy to see now is how we went from Punk Hazard Nami who declares, though jokingly, yes, that she’s not afraid of an enemy who’s running away, to last chapter when she submitted - I hoped for longer - the pet of a yonkou to her will, to, well, the magnificence of this:

Oh, and not minding Sanji holding her as he is and him not going all heart-eyes over it, but that’s too for another post.

Nami is not strong. She’s not physically strong, she’s not a man, to begin with. Keep in mind that Oda was that guy who never tried to sell the “but women can be just as strong as men”, at the very beginning of the manga, with Kuina. I practiced kick-boxing, I was even pretty good at it. I stood a chance against most female opponents, and men, of approx my size and height. But when I faced a taller male opponent - which often happened, as I’m not super tall -, and such, heavier, I hold much less chances. It’s natural. And Nami is a woman who is not a fighter, so she stands even less chances. But she’s smart and that in the end fills the gap. She didn’t use her charisma or her strength, she used her brains. And despite criticizing Oda repeatedly for often putting women on the wrong pedestal, it’s worth mentioning that some of the smartest characters in OP, her, and Robin, are women. I always wondered, how can they defeat Mama? They can’t. Not now, at least. They can slow her down. But to even do it physically would be impossible, Luffy showed it a couple of chapters ago trying to punch her back.

But what’s more surprising is the courage. Had you been Nami, would you have gone? I for sure can’t tell. One of the four most dangerous people in the world? But she did. She always pushed the others forward, even. Just in Dressrosa, two sagas ago, she even refused to get off the ship.

How should I feel about you?, Charlotte Pudding

This character’s a mistery. She had that bit of a tendency of standing in the way of my otp - though not really, not anymore, I could never see Sanji returning her feelings. Ever. - and tried to kill him and his crew multiple times, but I like her. Like for characters like Doffy, you have to admit they’re psycho b*****s and that you like precisely for that. Her ever representation, and the way that even after she’s confessed her intentions we can’t quite tell what she’s thinking, make her interesting. And one can’t deny that, again despite not being a fighter in the strict sense of the word, she was vital to this saga, for the worse, so far.

Now she loves Sanji, apparently. Truly, because he treated her like a decent human being - though she’s not - and not a weapon/freak for the first time. But her feelings for him are a mess, currently, intertwined with the confusion of the current situation and the fact she, as he said, is lying to herself. She may like him and as such want to save him, but she’s also, in her own way, wicked, and can’t stand see him holding another woman.


A woman who she knows tried her best to save him- so from an external pov like hers it’s not difficult to imagine they might be in love. And along with that, he envies his bonds, with the other members of the crew, bonds of trust and friendship that spell “family” more than her blood family ever did.


Call me a fanatic shipper, but it’s difficult to ignore that she’s getting angry here specifically because Sanji is holding Nami.

The point is: for better or worse, Pudding was and is central in this saga. Despite not ever being a fighter. You may like her or not, but one gotta appreciate when Oda gives women a chance to shine.

All the others: the Charlotte matriarchs

Starting from Mama herself, on whom rivers of words have been written - and unfortunately not much more, since her development is what is - , the Charlotte family doesn’t grow thin on female key figures. Lola, of course, before we even knew anything about her lineage, Smoothie, who’s freakingly scary, Amande, Galette, who are all fighters, and fight not in any way less brutally that their male counterparts - hello, Katakuri; but also those who are not, like Chiffon, and, I’d like to point out, not even pretty, who still refuse to stand idly by. In particular her: her goodbye with Bege was quite moving. She’s a mother, she’s not supposed to leave, but she did, to ensure that something good happens. She’s not cold-hearted and scheming, though that doesn’t mean she’s good altogether: she still wanted her mother dead. And her reason for it was one of the most common in OP: abuse. But how good is it that she managed to escape that situation and find happiness again though in an arranged marriage?

Women in manga don’t have to be just pretty, can we all agree on that? But they surely also don’t have to be just “good”. They’re supposed to be in every way as admirable and despicable as males could be, and receive the same reaction for it: that’s equality.

There are still some good ones though Reiju, Sora

To spend more words on Sora is unfortunately quite useless: she was good to a fault. That’s pretty much it. And yeah, she was the umpteenth abused mother in OP, which doesn’t make her less interesting, but overall less relevant. I don’t think we’ll see much more of her: but precisely as an abused mother in OP, her inner strenght are what echo here. Mothers who went that far to protect their children: Otohime, Belle-mère, Portgas D. Rouge. And it’s also curious how heavily Sanji’s circumstances echo with Ace’s: Luffy was about to lose him to a self-sacrifice, like it happened for Ace; both Ace and Sanji grew up from a childhood of spite to find people who loved despite, or for, what they are; and both their mothers gave their lives for them. I think here Luffy’s journey of saving was supposed to be the redemption for Marineford: he stated it wouldn’t happen again, and it didn’t.

Then, Reiju. She didn’t appear in this chapter but for what the issue is, it’s difficult to forget about her.

Everybody, both here and in the Japan, as she proved swiftly introducing herself in the top 20 of popularity. But what shouldn’t be understated about her is that she too isn’t perfect: she stated to have “committed terrible deeds”, and she too is a victim of her father’s manipulation and ambitions.

The point about women in this saga is that they are not supped to be pretty or caring or good anymore. They can be that, the opposite, and most importantly, various shades of that.

A bit late and well, general, cause I’m abroad right now and have too much on my mind. But in a normal occasion this would a chapter I’d celebrate over for weeks, so here goes. Besides, the app now allows me to format, and this makes so much more excited that is should.

Reiju is just that. Her goodness - and good looks - obviously stand in first place, but that’s not all there is about her. And she, like Sanji - they truly are siblings - was ready to pay for it.

So. A women’s honour. Women can be good and can be faulty, can be pretty and can be ugly, but can, most of all, not be just that. Not a hype chapter, that’s for sure. But really appreciable on the long run.

In defense of SatAM Robotnik

Been noticing that the SatAM tag on this site has been pretty swamped with Robotnik bashing. So, as a fan of both the series and its respective villain, I feel pretty much obligated to defend one of my favorite incarnations of my #1 favorite fictional villain of all time.

I’m only going to tackle a few of the criticisms I’ve heard, though I’m sure there are more. Ugh.

Also, I won’t be addressing issues of how Robotnik’s personality is “different from the games”, as when this show was conceived, Eggman/Robotnik had no discernible character other than being an antagonistic mad scientist who wanted to rule the world. It wouldn’t be until years later that Eggman/Robotnik would start getting even a faint semblance of definable personality in the games themselves.

With that, let’s get started!

1) “Robotnik stole the roboticizer and therefore his takeover wasn’t legitimate/he’s lazy.”

So, his takeover wasn’t complicated enough? What? It’s not like it was that simple anyway. Robotnik had to gain the favor of King Acorn, help him win the war, use said favor to convince the King to commission a legion of “peace-keeping” robots, study the roboticizer’s schematics to learn how it works, use said knowledge to reprogram the machine without anyone’s knowledge, enact the coup, then use the roboticizer to convert prisoners captured in the coup into a mindless workforce. That’s pretty damn impressive if you ask me!

Though I must admit I personally wish Robotnik had invented the roboticizer himself, or at least had a hand in it. But I know that him stealing it, a machine originally meant to heal, was the writers trying to emphasize Robotnik’s rotten underhandedness.

Also, he evidently must have some reasonable understanding of how the roboticizer works, otherwise he wouldn’t be able to modify it. And being able to modify a device in new ways is in itself a pretty valid demonstration of genius, given how many real world inventions and weapons are modifications of preexisting technology.

2) “Who would be stupid enough to trust Robotnik in the first place? Just look at him!”



By that I take it you mean his menacing, red cybernetic eyes? Seeing as they’re obviously implants, you know he wasn’t born with those, right? Unfortunately, we know pretty much nothing about Robotnik before, or even during, the war that he helped win. But for all we know those eyes could be a consequence of sustained injuries from said war.

Speaking of “The War”, it was Robotnik helping Acorn’s kingdom to win said war that made him so trustworthy in the eyes of both the King and the kingdom’s citizens. Why shouldn’t the King trust the decorated war hero who saved all their asses? lol

3) “Robotnik is one-dimensional and cartoonishly evil.”

Well, yeah he is. But that can be partly attributed to the fact that for pretty much the entirety of the show’s two seasons, Robotnik was the supreme ruler of an entire planet, with only a small handful of resistance groups scattered here and there. That in mind, we hardly ever get to see him where he doesn’t have the upper hand. It comes with the territory. And yes, his evilness is truly over-the-top, but so what?

Like I said before, we know pretty much nothing about what Robotnik was like before his takeover. We do know that the writers had outlined an entire backstory for both Robotnik and Snively (that differs considerably from the Archie version) but were never able to implement it into the show before its cancellation. We also know that the basic plot for the unproduced third season would involve Robotnik finding himself in the position as Naugus’s lackey. I think this would’ve been the perfect opportunity to delve more into Robotnik’s past, but sadly that’s all speculative. Ultimately it comes down to the fact that we just never got to learn more about Robotnik’s character.

4) “Robotnik becomes a sniveling little weasel in the presence of Naugus and is therefore a joke.”



Honestly? I mean, Naugus is an immensely powerful sorcerer to the point that he can instantaneously transmogrify matter with the mere snap of his fingers! Furthermore, Robotnik totally screwed Naugus over and knew the wizard would hunt him down as soon as he got the chance. So how the hell is Robotnik supposed to react? If Robotnik acted as pompous as he usually does to the face of an infuriated, revenge driven Naugus, it would be a last act of defiance for sure! But Robotnik pleaded and groveled and, as utterly humiliating as the experience was, he lucked out and lived to fight another day. One should also keep in mind that that whole episode was meant as foreshadowing for season three and the writers were setting up Naugus as being an even bigger threat than Robotnik had been up to that point.

This also actually ends up working against the argument of Robotnik having no depth of character as having something to fear is in itself a demonstration in character depth. Yeah, it’s not a lot, but it’s something.

5) “His name is ‘Julian’ instead of ‘Ivo’, and that’s stupid.”

Okay, admittedly this one is a bit perplexing. The only explanation I can come up with for this is that the writers wanted to use this as part of a “Whoa! What a twist!” moment in the time travel episode. It’s a pretty lame excuse admittedly as the “twist” is immediately transparent and even still it only lasts for a brief moment.

So, yeah, I can actually agree on this one to some degree. But that’s a pretty minor nitpick for me personally.

Anyway, I’m not saying you’re not entitled to dislike this particular incarnation of Robotnik/Eggman, or even the show as a whole. Though I personally love the SatAM cartoon, I’ll be among the first to admit it has flaws. I mean, obviously! To say it’s flawless would be insanely delusional!

All I’m asking is that you not let your personal dislike of the show cloud your reasoning (and please don’t tag your hate, thx).

And just for the record, SatAM Robotnik isn’t even my favorite version of the character (though he is in my Top 5).

I think I’ve said all I want about the subject, at least for the time being.

I’m exhausted. Ugh.

anonymous asked:

How's Babette?? Is she good? Is she still adorable?

Other Anon: how is the kitty doing?

babette is doing pretty alright, nonny. <3 i think i forgot to update on The String Incident, but she has been fine even though she scared me half to death. she has since had to endure a deworming and an oatmeal shampoo bath for her dry skin, but now she is fluffy and so soft and smells terrific. 

she is spoiled absolutely rotten, you see, as the entire living room is basically Her Room, and has various cat beds and toys strewn all over. her favorite toys are the ones that crinkle and/or jingle, and the ones that do both make her ecstatic. of course there’s also old reliable, her beloved murder sock, which now has three delightful jinglers inside of it to make it even more fun (repurposed jingles from toys she has murdered!)

she enjoys her staple dry food every day and each night also gets a variety of flavorful canned food spooned on top. when she has been very good, been through A Lot, or usually just about once a week because i’m a sucker, babby gets even more spoiled by having soup-for-cats with dinner instead of canned food, and she goes absolutely nuts for it, oh my god. her favorite ones are the clear broths, especially the one that has whole sardines in it. she likes picking those out and eating them as if she is a vicious hunter devouring her catch. the soup is the only supper she sings for. (though she does also sing for Mom Kandi when her favorite mom replaces her water every day. she’s a weird baby and we love her.)

she is terrified of the outdoors and travelling, dislikes most strangers, though she Must Investigate them, and is happiest when both of her moms are in the same room. 

but i will also let you judge for yourself :)

and last but not least, babby’s new crinkling santa hat house, which i flatout could not resis.

thank you for scrolling past these several photos and i hope this has been an enjoyable stream of Babby Content. <3

anonymous asked:

How do the 3/NV/4 companions react to anime? If they do like it, what genre do they like?

A long time ago I said I wouldn’t do more than one game in a single ask, but honestly I’ll make an exception for this one. Also I’ve been replaying New Vegas again and boy, Vulpes is a lot more evil than I remember him being… 

Fallout 3

Butch: He’s totally into shounen but he keeps that love to himself.

Clover: She’s not super into it but she doesn’t dislike it. She really liked Future Diary though. Entertained by ecchi.

Charon: He doesn’t really have an opinion on it, like most things. 

Dogmeat: Last time I checked, dogs don’t watch tv

Jericho: He’s one of those guys that thinks ‘cartoons’ are for kids.

Fawkes: He doesn’t have the attention span for it.

Sarah: Toooootally into mecha.

Star Paladin Cross: She doesn’t really like any shows but she likes Ghibli movies.

New Vegas

Arcade: He likes anime a lil. He likes the ones that make him think, like (some) thrillers. 

Boone: He tried to watch with the Courier once, he wasn’t into it. At least he tried. 

Ed-E: He ain’t care.

Lily: If she watches she’ll ask what’s happening every 5 minutes. 

Raul: He doesn’t particularly like or dislike it. He keeps an open mind. 

Rex: Dogs still don’t watch tv

Cass: Not entirely into it, she feels like she has better things to do. Liked Cowboy Bebop at least. 

Veronica: Totally into it, she’s up for watching any genre! One Punch Man’s her favorite though. 

Vulpes: He doesn’t really entertain the idea of watching anime..

Fallout 4

Cait: She likes anything involving martial arts or fighting basically. 

Curie: She likes slice of life! The interaction between characters is interesting. 

Codsworth: If Sole likes it, he will too. 

Danse: He isn’t into watching it, there’s things to be done. 

Deacon: He likes it alright, kind of treats anime as a whole like a joke. 10/10 would Naruto run.

Dogmeat: Still a d o g 

Gage: He tried it out, wasn’t really into it. 

Hancock: Not a hardcore fan, but seinen appeals to him. 

MacCready: VERY low key into shoujo. He’s accidentally mentioned it but everyone just thought he was being sarcastic. 

Nick: Watching anime isn’t the first thing he’d choose to do with his time off, but of course he likes mystery. 

Piper: She hasn’t seen a whole bc she’s busy, but the ones she likes are josei generally. 

Preston: He liked sports anime mostly for the teamwork.

Strong: Why watch anime when there’s things to smash?

X6-88: He doesn’t really like anime.