Hermione:</b> [clanks glass with spoon] Attention everyone- attention! Please shut up, thank you. Quiet, please. Harry would like to say a few words.
Harry:</b> [Stands up] Uhh, wow... 20 years... that's a- that's a long time. I'd like to say a few words, if that's all right.
Harry:</b> Hermione, without you I'd be dead. Ron, Fred, George, Gin, you gave me a home. Dean, Nev, Luna and Seamus, you guys taught me things worth knowing about friendships. Everyone here did, really. Thank you, all of you.
Ron:</b> Thanks mate, really. Now! On with the fea-
Harry:</b> And Draco...
Harry:</b> You taught me how to have fantastic sex BOOM OUT I'M GAY SURPRISE BITCHES
I'm naming her Bella. I will not allow you to butcher and mesh two more names. Her name is Carlie. Deal with it.
Why can't I fight with you and momma papa? I want to show the Volturi that I'm not a scared little girl. Anyone threatens to kill my family, I refuse to run away
Carlie, how many times have I told you? No throwing knifes in the house. You could hurt Renessmee or yourself. Be more careful.
C'mon kiddo. I'll teach you how to fight.
*scoffs* It'd be best if I teach her. You get frustrated too easily Emmett.
Carlie, your growth is more rapid than Renessmee's. Your genes must be slightly different from hers. It could be an attribution to a power we haven't discovered yet.
It's so sweet of you to help me make dinner for you and Renessmee. I feel like you and I hardly get any time together. Renessmee's always off with either her parents or Jacob and you keep to yourself most of the time. Just know that I'm here if you ever want to talk to someone sweetie. You are my grandbaby afterall.
Your mother and I don't love Renessmee more than you Carlie. We love you both equally. She just relies on us more than you. You've always been more independent than your sister.
I'm more independent because you and mom are always with her and Aunt Rose takes care of me. But whatever. I don't care anymore. She'll be stuck here in Forks and you all will have to leave eventually and I will travel the world once I reach an acceptable age growth.
Where have you been Carlie?! You've been gone for three whole days! What on earth are you wearing?!
*sighs* Relax mom. I went to Comic Con in San Diego and cosplayed as Harley Quinn. I went to have some fun. Geez, it's like your trying to keep me trapped with you forever since Renessmee started solely hanging out with Jacob. I bet you really hate that imprint now cause you finally have to pay attention to your other daughter.
Carlie, come shopping with me. We never spend any girl time together since you started buying your own clothes.
But there's a Gotham marathon on today. How about I go shopping with you tomorrow then?
*watching the Romanian aired teach you how to fight and use weapons from a window in the house because Bella and Edward forbid him from teaching her himself* I don't see what the problem was with them Alice. I have no urge to drink wither of the girls blood and I adore Carlie. I should be teaching her how to fight, not those barbaric two.
I know Jas. But she finally made some friends that weren't a part of our family. Renessmee has Jacob and that's all she needs. Carlie is free to expand herself unbound to anyone. We don't want to smother the girl by crowding her all the time.
I can't believe Bella never told you about periods. Oh wait, I can. Look Carlie, you have nothing to fear. It's completely natural.
I HATE IT! I FEEL HORRIBLE ALL THE TIME AND I KEEP CRAVING CHEESECAKE AND CHEETOS!
Why do you hate me Carlie? I never did anything to you.
*rolls eyes and scoffs* Exactly. I hardly even know you and you're the guy my sister is bound to for life. You've hardly ever acknowledged me before. You've hardly ever spokento me and you have no interest in anyone but my sister. I don't like you because I know that the imprint you have with my sister isn't how you really are or were before my mom even started screwing with your life.
How can you say such a thing Carlie?!
Oh please. Shut up mom. You know I'm right. You only support that imprint because now, Jacob will forever be within your grasp. Just because you chose not to have him all those years ago doesn't mean you get to keep him around when he's moved on with his life.
Will you be my maid of honor?
I haven't seen or heard from you in nearly four years sis. And frankly I don't want to go to your wedding at all. You know your marriage won't end well. You're in love with Nahuel and whether you admit it or not, you don't feel the same pull if the imprint like you used to. Stop dragging Jacob along. Stop your relationship with him and decide what you want. God, you are worse than our mother. Make up your freaking mind.
I didn't think it would be possible, but I am actually best friends with someone who shares half her DNA with Bella Cullen.
Oh hush. I'm nothing like my mother and you know it. Now shut up so I can hear Tom Hiddleston say "mewling quim."
Are you sure about this Carlie?
Yes, for the thousandth time. I love you and I refuse to be bound to someone I met only once. I fell in love with you and that is what I've always wanted. To fall in love, not be bound by fate to become whatever my mate pleases.
Ok so I just called up Netflix and I talked to this really nice guy and he was saying that Netflix is listening to our concerns but the production company that makes sense8 has decided to discontinue it for unknown reasons but Netflix is trying to send them all of the requests that we’re sending so they understand not to cancel it. Right now all that Netflix can really do is send the production company all of our complaints so that means we have to make sure we keep calling and we keep sending in requests and that kind of thing because that will really make a difference and it will show the production company that we really love this show. So don’t stop calling and sending requests because it IS making a difference
So. Secret Empire. I read it and it's just a sickening mess. Everything happening is just in service of making the Big Event Happen (like civil war 2, bluh) and the only reason I'm really excited for this is so that we can just purge nazi-cap from our collective consciousness once this is over. I don't even have a question! I'm just venting about this shitty event! Fuck nick spencer, that guy is a moron with no respect for where cap CAME from. "Oh he was a nazi the whole time" eat SHIT SPENCER
poorsimon said:Do you think there is a slight possibility that we’ll get a fantastic four book in 2017 to celebrate jack kirbys centenary? Marvel is a hot mess right now with that boring fascist captain America and every series that I was enjoying is either ending in the next couple of months or crossover events are ruining them, looks like marvel is in the same place dc was during the new 52 era
Anonymous said:Thoughts on Dark Matter/Generations/Secret Empire? Specifically for secret Empire, Cap is on of my favorite heroes and I feel like this fundamentally breaks him in a really shitty way. Not to say we won’t get good stories with him in the future, but it’s sort of like Dr. Light where every time he shows up you can’t help but think of identity crisis.
There’s been a bit of a theme to my asks the last couple days.
So yeah. Spoilers ahead, obviously: in the midst of an all-out assault on the nation and world, just as it seemed everyone would make it through like always to see another day, America was betrayed by its systems and subverted from within, culminating in an overt fascist seizing of the White House. Don’t worry though, this week Marvel’s saying it isn’t political.
The cake-topper being that as it turns out via flashback, Nazi Cap (and in response to the inevitable um, actually’s: Hydra’s seminal story under Steranko showed their leader as a character created by Stan and Jack as a Nazi, pretty much all explicit Hydra-isn’t-Nazis material are retcons by Spencer for this arc, “Hail Hydra” is an obvious analogue for another fascist chant, the ‘real Hydra’ inner circle includes Nazis and Neo-Nazis, and this Cap’s vision for America includes white children hunting black children in the street. He’s a fuckin’ Nazi) isn’t a construct of the cosmic cube, but in fact the real Steve Rogers: the Axis won World War II, but the Allies used a cosmic cube to create a fake history where Rogers was on their side and they won the war - gotta ask why they didn’t deal with the Holocaust too - with the real guy now reactivated and fulfilling his true mission. Obviously, this not only delegitimizes every story of a character created by a pair of Jewish-Americans specifically to punch Hitler right in the fucking face, but does it by stating that in the natural course of things, the Master Race of course overtakes the Earth with their sheer superiority, with the very concept of the people they would annihilate having a chance at hope or justice or freedom being a lie currently in the process of getting torn down.
This is a little bit touchy.
There’s obvious franchising reasons for this: Chris Evans has made clear he isn’t sticking around for long if at all after Avengers 4, while as of that movie Anthony Mackie will still have at least 3 films in his contract, so it’s in their interests to set Sam Wilson up in the comics as Captain America to match. Problem is, they started the process before a movie about Steve Rogers, so they had to bring him back, and now have to figure out a way to get him out of the picture for a longer period than simply old age or death. And if you want to get him out of the running for the title of One True Captain America, not only making him a Nazi, and retroactively always a Nazi at that, but classifying literally every non-Nazi Captain America story essentially in-universe fanfic? That’ll get him off the board for awhile. It’s ruinously terrible, but also quick and easy, same as it was quick and easy to move Captain Marvel and once upon a time Iron Man into the spotlight in time for their movies by making them fascists. You’ll have to ask Marvel why fascism is their go-to shocking character twist, though.
I think the source point of the issues here stems from something simple I mentioned recently: I don’t think either of the Big Two necessarily believe there’s going to be a comic book industry in 20 years, or even necessarily 10, so there’s no real
reason to attempt anything other than drawing as much blood from the stone as
they possibly can. Clearly the creators are trying their best,
middle-management I’m sure have long-term plans, and I doubt the powers-that-be
want it to fail. But sales have been
dropping for years, and neither of them have demonstrated any plan of substance
whatsoever to reverse that trend. They both had their moments of attempting to
right the ship, and both fell through – the original Marvel NOW! and its
immediate follow-ups were major successes, but half their biggest writers left
in the wake of Secret Wars and so
they reverted to type with endless editorial interference and bullshit
crossovers, while DC’s attempt at innovation with DCYou was scattershot at best,
clearly born less of a philosophy of “let’s let our best talents try bold new
things!” nearly so much as “let’s do weird new things that might grab headlines”.
Viewed in that light, many of their recent decisions start
to make sense; after the New 52 trying to draw in 90s fanboys and maybe a couple teenagers fell through, DC’s explicitly banking on rolling back the clock and appealing
to the core fanbase with Rebirth
while simultaneously betting everything on the shock value of incorporating Watchmen, while Marvel has fallen back
on its regular event-and-relaunch tactics, and if the “Make Mine Marvel” rumors
are true, they’ll soon be returning to a predominately white and male cast of headliners
with a handful of exceptions (hence why escape hatches were built into almost
all of their recent successor characters – Mjolner was prophesied to return to
the Odinson before the first issue of Jane Foster’s book, Tony Stark is only in
stasis, the Ultimate Universe may or may not be waiting out there for Miles and
his cast to return, etc.) They don’t think there’s a new audience to be won, or
at minimum they clearly haven’t given any thought to the kind of formatting,
publication, narrative or marketing breakthroughs that might let them reach
that wider audience (probably part of why they’re so petrified of staying in
retailers’ good graces – digital of the way of the future, but they don’t
believe they’re going to see that future, therefore they’re sticking to
appealing to the base while they can), and so naturally they’re going to the
tried-and-true methods of drawing cash out of the existing audience until it
all falls apart, by which time everyone currently at the top will have new jobs
or be retired.
So that Marvel in particular has been overly contemptuous of
progressive elements of their fanbase isn’t shocking. I doubt their leadership
of middle-aged guys have any particular sympathy for their viewpoint, and if they don’t
see them as a potential pathway to saving the industry either, then it’s not a
surprise they clearly see them as a gaggle of mercurial, industry-ignorant
whiners, to be discarded once the half-hearted measures at winning them over
aren’t enough. And if they’ve decided they don’t give a shit about progressive
ideals in the slightest beyond what’s necessary to avoid mainstream attention
on their fuck-ups, and they don’t seem to be trying to bring about a workable
model for the industry – especially given that they’re at this point
unquestionably the secondary caretakers of these characters compared to TV and
movies, so these franchises can go on without them – and they’re convinced shock value stunts and
events are the only way to draw in dollars while they can, then yeah. Sure. Why
wouldn’t they make Captain America a Nazi? To think that’s a bad idea would
require meaningfully giving a shit about their own product, or at least thinking that
anyone else will in a few years.
As for the Fantastic Four, that’s probably still in Fox’s hands, but I really do hope Al Ewing gets a crack at them someday.
❝Oh my God, [name], you can't just ask people why they're white.❞
❝Boo, you whore!❞
❝Nice wig, [name]. What's it made of?❞
❝Your Mom's chest hair!❞
❝On Wednesdays we wear pink!❞
❝Calling somebody else fat won't make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn't make you any smarter. And ruining [name]'s life definitely didn't make me any happier. All you can do in life is try to solve the problem in front of you.❞
❝Hey, buddy, you're not pretending anymore. You're plastic. Cold, shiny, hard plastic.❞
❝You know what! It's not my fault you're like, in love with me, or something!❞
❝See? That's the thing with you plastics. You think everybody is in love with you when actually, everybody HATES you! Like, [name], for example, he broke up with Regina and guess what? He still doesn't want you! So why are you still messing with [name], [name]? I'll tell you why, because you are a mean girl! You're a bitch! Here. You can have this. It won a prize.❞
❝And I want my pink shirt back! I want my pink shirt back!❞
❝That is so fetch!❞
❝Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen! It's not going to happen!❞
❝God! I am so sorry [name]. Really, I don't know why I did this. I guess it's probably because I've got a big lesbian crush on you! Suck on that! AY-YI-YI-YI-YI-YI!❞
❝[Name], I'm sorry I laughed at you that time you got diarrhea at Barnes & Nobles. And I'm sorry for telling everyone about it. And I'm sorry for repeating it now.❞
❝And none for [name], bye!❞
❝Get in loser, we're going shopping.❞
❝Don't have sex, because you will get pregnant and die! Don't have sex in the missionary position, don't have sex standing up, just don't do it, OK, promise? OK, now everybody take some rubbers.❞
❝I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school... I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy...❞
❝She doesn't even go here!❞
❝Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by Regina George?❞
❝I hear her hair's insured for $10,000.❞
❝I hear she does car commercials... in Japan.❞
❝Her favorite movie is Varsity Blues.❞
❝One time she met John Stamos on a plane... And he told her she was pretty.❞
❝One time she punched me in the face... it was awesome.❞
❝Why are you eating a Kalteen bar?❞
❝Man, I hate those things. Coach Carr makes us eat those when we want to move up a weight class.❞
❝Why should Caesar just get to stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? Brutus is just as cute as Caesar, right? Brutus is just as smart as Caesar, people totally like Brutus just as much as they like Caesar, and when did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody because that's not what Rome is about! We should totally just STAB CAESAR!❞
❝[Name] had cracked.❞
❝Hell, no. I did *not* leave the South Side for this!❞
❝Somebody wrote in that book that I'm lying about being a virgin, 'cause I use super-jumbo tampons, but I can't help it if I've got a heavy flow and a wide-set vagina!❞
❝There's a 30% chance that it's already raining!❞
❝I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me... but I can't help it that I'm so popular.❞
❝I gave him everything! I was half a virgin when I met him.❞
❝Do you wanna do something fun? Wanna go to taco bell?❞
❝I can't go to taco bell, I'm on an all-carb diet. GOD [name] you're so stupid!❞
❝It's like I have ESPN or something. My breasts can always tell when it's going to rain.❞
❝That is the ugliest f-ing skirt I've ever seen.❞
❝She's totally rich because her dad invented Toaster Streudels.❞
❝That's why her hair is so big, it's full of secrets.❞
❝She's the queen bee - the star, those other two are just her little workers.❞
❝And they have this book, this burn book, where they write mean things about all the girls in our grade.❞
❝Oh my God - Danny DeVito! I love your work!❞
❝At your age, you're going to have a lot of urges. You're going to want to take off your clothes, and touch each other. But if you do touch each other, you will get chlamydia... and die.❞
❝Is butter a carb?❞
❝You can't sit with us!❞
❝Fine! You can walk home, bitches.❞
❝And on the third day, God created the Remington bolt-action rifle, so that Man could fight the dinosaurs. And the homosexuals.❞
❝My grandma takes her wig off when she's drunk.❞
❝I love her. She's like a Martian!❞
❝Are they not suppose to be let out when they're grounded?❞
❝She thinks she's gonna have a party and not invite me? Who does she think she is?❞
❝I like invented her, you know what I mean?❞
❝I just want you to know, if you ever need anything, don't be shy, OK? There are NO rules in the house. I'm not like a regular mom, I'm a cool mom.❞
❝Can I get you guys anything? Some snacks? A condom? Let me know! Oh, God love ya.❞
❝Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.❞
❝Sorry, we only carry sizes 1, 3, and 5. You could try Sears.❞
❝Regina George is not sweet! She's a scum-sucking road whore, she ruined my life!❞
❝I know it may look like I was being like a bitch, but that's only because I was acting like a bitch.❞
❝Your face smells like peppermint!❞
❝Oh, you'll get socialized all right, a little slice like you.❞
❝You're a regulation hottie.❞
❝We do not have a clique problem at this school.❞
❝But you do have to watch out for "frenemies".❞
❝I know she's kind of socially retarded and weird, but she's my friend... so, just promise me you won't make fun of her!❞
❝Half the people in this room are mad at me, and the other half only like me because they think I pushed somebody in front a bus, so that's not good.❞
❝I don't hate you cuz yo' fat... yo' fat cuz I hate you!❞
❝You smell like a baby prostitute.❞
❝Is your muffin buttered?❞
❝Jason, you do not come to a party at my house with Gretchen and then scam on some poor innocent girl right in front of us three days later. She's not interested. Do you want to have sex with him?❞
❝Good. So it's settled. So you can go shave your back now. Bye, Jason.❞
❝Finally, Girl World was at peace.❞
❝Hey, check it out. Junior Plastics.❞
❝Damn, Africa, what happened?❞
❝I saw [name] wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops.❞
❝Oh, hi. Did you wanna buy some drugs?❞
❝Make sure you check out her mom's boob job. They're hard as rocks.❞
❝Whatever, I'm getting cheese fries.❞
❝Okay, I'm going to forgive you because I'm a very Zen person... and I'm on a lot of pain medication right now.❞
❝Can you believe my f-ing mom is here?❞
❝I have this theory, that if you cut off all her hair she'd look like a British man.❞
❝I care. Every year the seniors through this dance for the underclassmen called the Spring Fling. And whosoever is elected King and Queen automatically become head of the Student Activities Committee and since I am an active member of the Student Activities Committee, I would safely say, I care.❞
❝Irregardless, ex-boyfriends are just off limits to friends. I mean that's just like the rules of feminism.❞
❝Did your teacher ever try to sell you marijuana or ecstasy tablets?❞
❝What are marijuana tablets?❞
❝You cannot do that. That is social suicide. Damn! You are so lucky you have us to guide you.❞
❝Oh, I love seeing teachers outside of school. It's like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs.❞
❝Everyone in Africa knows Swedish.❞
❝Made out with a hot dog? Oh my God that was one time!❞
❝I know having a boyfriend might seem like the only thing important to you right now, but you don't have to dumb yourself down in order for a guy to like you.❞
❝Come on! We could publish it and then everybody would see what an ax-wound she really is!❞
❝And you can only wear your hair in a ponytail once a week, so I guess you chose today.❞
❝She's not even that good looking if you really look at her.❞
❝I don't know, now that she's getting fatter she's got pretty big jugs.❞
❝Watch out please! Fresh meat coming through!❞
❝I'd rather see you out there shakin' that thang.❞
❝You can do this. There's nothing to break your focus, because not one of those Marymount boys is cute.❞
❝There are two kinds of evil people in this world. Those who do evil stuff and those who see evil stuff being done and don't try to stop it.❞
❝Well, I mean you wouldn't buy a skirt without asking your friends first if it looks good on you.❞
❝The limit does not exist!❞
❝I just wanted to say that you're all winners. And that I couldn't be happier the school year is ending.❞
❝It's called the South Beach Fat Flush and all you drink is cranberry juice for 72 hours.❞
❝She's fabulous, but she's evil.❞
❝So, are you gonna send any candy canes?❞
❝No. I don't send them, I just get them. So you better send me one, byotch.❞
❝'Cause she's a life ruiner. She ruins people's lives.❞
❝Oh no, I can't say anything else until I have a parent or lawyer present.❞
❝Did you see nipple? It only counts if you saw a nipple!❞
❝Oh, no. It was coming up again, word vomit... no, wait a minute... Actual vomit.❞
❝Grool... I meant to say cool and then I started to say great.❞
❝I'm a cool mom! Right Regina?❞
❝Good news, they didn't get run over... Bad news, they're still flat.❞
❝Hey, hey, hey. How are my best girlfriends?❞
❝Oh god, busted! Just start apologizing and crying. No, play it cool.❞
❝I mean no offense, but how could she send you a candy cane? She doesn't even like you that much. Maybe she feels weird around me because I'm the only person who knows about her nose job. Oh my god, pretend you didn't hear that.❞
I think I'm genderfluid, but I've had a really hard time excepting that about myself. When I feel like a guy I completely doubt the genderfluid identity and ID as a tranguy, but when I feel female or nonbinary I doubt that I even felt like a guy. I'm struggling very hard with my identity and I still don't know if I am even genderfluid even though I probably am. Can you suggest ways for me and other people on how to cope with being genderfluid and accepting yourself for being genderfluid?
I’m going to tell you this right now: what you are feeling is EXTREMELY normal.
Many genderfluid people (im talking in the form of afab) feel 100% like a trans guy when they are male, not “im genderfluid and feeling like a boy today!” (some do, not all).
It is also very common to feel as if you never felt a certain gender, or like you were just “faking it”. Sadly, this comes as part of a changing identity.
The best thing you can do is remind yourself that you are valid. What you are feeling is very real, perfectly okay, and that many other people feel the same way as you! It can be hard reminding yourself of the last one, especially when it;s hard to find other gf people irl. The best thing you can do is follow some positivity blogs, or find ways to meet other genderfluid folk!
@exosdancingqueen tagged me for this selfie thingie and I don’t have anything even similar to her cool af dance video so i am just posting a selfie I just took right now XD Also I just dyed my hair again and i really like the color heheheheh >u<
I'm the one who narrowly escaped with her life last night, lost one of her closest friends, nearly lost two others, got thrown under the bus by another friend, and found herself at the center of this stupid drama ball that has nothing to do with me while there is a BODY HIJACKER ON THE LOOSE WHO COULD BE TARGETING OUR FRIENDS and you want ME to make YOUR twisted worldview my priority right now??????
Look, man, we all of self-esteem issues, but there's a time and a place for this pity party you're throwing yourself and it's NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCHOOL HALLWAY WHILE YOU'RE SCREAMING RUDE, UNFOUNDED ACCUSATIONS AT ME LIKE IT DOESN'T TAKE TWO TO TANGO.
Can I just say how much… I really, really love writing Rhys and Mor? And maybe just take two seconds to chat about how underrated their relationship is? The more I write Rhys, the more I keep finding myself in these scenes with him coming to her, leaning on her, using her for help and advice whether he knows it or not. I think Rhys loves her so, so much. And I honestly believe that out of everyone in the IC, if Mor were to die it would hit him harder than anyone else (save Feyre, of course). They’ve grown up together, and he’s fought his entire life to give her independence and freedom, and I think Mor returns the favor when he lands on her balcony after the Mountain, and he sort of just… lets her keep being this shepherd in his life, helping him keep from fully unraveling. I think Cassian and Azriel aren’t the only ones who feel her endless warmth and spirit. Say what you will about the Cazigan dynamic in the books and who has to “shield” whom from Mor’s infectious spirit, but if you think about it, Rhys is exempt from that protection. He just gets to enjoy Mor for all she is, how selfless and supportive and encouraging, and she too gets to be there for her cousin who has empowered her and given her status and strength over her family, these things that make her into a queen. They’re friends. Really, really good friends and I think there is so much love between them that we don’t get to see a lot of in ACOMAF, but if SJM were to ever write the book as Rhys or elaborate on it, I think we’d be surprised just how much goes on between the two of them and how much he confides in her. And I think given how much they’ve gone through together… that’s just, I don’t know, really really special and I love it so much. It’s nice to see that even when the entire world and family around them falls apart, there is still this lovely little kernal of them left to lean on and it never goes away.
I don't get why Sakura tried so hard to keep the truth about Sasuke from Sarada when she literally had a picture of him in his terrorist days. Like, why would you even have that around? And mixed in your family pictures no less?
It’s all speculation right now, unless Kishi decides to have something added in later down the line in the series. It is really sketchy though that she literally couldn’t answer anything about the guy she loved without lying or dodging the question. it’s not that hard, my mom tells me shit about my dad all the time and I don’t even have to ask some times. Her and Sasuke’s whole relationship is sketchy af, Gaiden brings that clearly to light, and I don’t understand how anyone is still shipping it
I just want you to know that i'm having fun reading your headcanons in this game. They give me so much life! I know you don't ship ashbecca but what do you think of the spin-off app and their relationship with the letter?
I’m having so much fun too reading through all these messages. You guys giving me a chance to just gush about Ashbella. I’m a really happy bunny, thank you! ♥ And ahhhhsjkfdhsdjkhskhfdksf blushing like mad right now. I’m so glad you’re enjoying them so much, Anon. ;3; I am so glad I can write these out and share them. ♥
And oooh! I just started playing The Diary earlier this evening, actually. Becca is so adorable, I cry. I even paid to get the unlimited keys because it is worth the .99 cents okay. So far, I’ve only read through two diary entries. I told myself I won’t read anymore until I finish a gift fanfic I’m writing for a friend in the Persona 5 fandom. THEN, after it’s posted, I’ll totally read the rest.
Right, so my thoughts are… *anticlimactic drumroll* Rebecca is such a goodie goodie it’s endearing and Ash is a little shit in the first entry but I love him. He does redeem himself in the second diary entry. Seriously, though, Rebecca is like the ultimate tsundere, even as a little pipsqueak. I look forward to playing more soon! Yangyang Mobile is so wonderful. I’m so happy there is more background of characters from The Letter.
I won’t lie I am hopeful of more spin-offs of The Letter, but that’s just wishful thinking. If we go by the true ending, oh gosh no let me not think about that right now it will only make me sad. Back to wittle Ash and Becca, yes. ♥ Also, I wouldn’t mind experimenting on writing AshBecca in the future or any other ship with Becca. I would love to try writing her sometime too. Ngl if I ship her with anyone it’s Luke and Luke is just problematic. xD; still love him tho.
My face looks horrible right now and its only getting worse. I have acne on literally every part of my face right now and since I have a Mom of Color™ she refuses to let me go see a dermatologist and keeps telling me that my acne is my fault. I've cried so much about this and I really don't know what to do. I finally got enough courage to talk to this guy and now I don't even wanna be seen in public anymore bc I look so bad! Any tips on what I can do and how to not let acne control my life?
Oh my God I’m so sorry hun, acne is like the worst shit ever :/
I’m sorry your mom is telling you it’s all your fault - I’m white, so I don’t really understand
Mom of Color™ problems, but if you wanna talk about it my chat box is open.
Even though you can’t see a dermatologist, there are still things you can do to try to help clear up your skin. If you’re not drinking a lot of water, now is the time to start. Drink as much as you possibly can. It helps flush toxins from your body and will help clear up your skin.
Change out your pillowcase every few days if you aren’t doing so already. You want anything your face touches to be as clean as possible. It can help to buy and extra pillowcase or two if you can afford it so you’re not doing laundry 24/7.
CLEAN YOUR PHONE SCREEN. Don’t be putting a dirty phone that’s covered with dirt and makeup and oils from your hands on your face. That’s just acne waiting to happen.
Always wash your face before you go to bed and when you wake up. The product you use for this will kinda depends what your skin is like - if it gets dry easily, I wouldn’t use a harsh acne product twice a day - use something milder in the morning and use the harsher one at night or vice versa.
There are a lot of acne spot treatments in stores. I like ones that have 2% salicylic acid, but that’s just what has seemed to work for me best. It could be a different active ingredient that works for you - or, if your skin is dryer or more sensitive, get a product with only 1% salicylic acid.
This can help you try to figure out the sources of your acne - while this guide isn’t perfect and doesn’t work perfectly for everyone, it can give you some good tips and ideas to target your problem areas:
I don’t know if this applies to you bc idk if you have a menstrual cycle, and since your mom won’t let you see a dermatologist, I’m assuming that seeing a doctor to get birth control is out of the question as well, but I figured I’d mention it. I’m on a hormonal birth control called Quartette that I LOVE - I only have periods 4 times a year (every 3 months) which is amazing because my acne always flares up with my period, and my back issues get a lot worse.
Tea tree oil is also a widely-used natural treatment for acne, so that is an option for you as well.
If you use makeup, it might be a good idea to go a few days without foundation/concealer (like on a weekend or something when you know you won’t be going anywhere) to see if it helps. Take before/after pictures if needed. You might simply need to switch to another product.
Let your skin breathe. Take off your makeup as soon as possible when you get home.
CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES. Like your phone, over time your brushes will get full of old makeup, dirt, and oils from your face. If you use makeup on the regular like me, I wash mine about once a week but I’m not really sure what most people do - this is just what I’ve found works best in my case.
Also, I know acne can make this hard, but work on your self-confidence. Your beauty is not related to whether or not you have clear skin. You are beautiful regardless. Tell yourself this every day. Live it, even if it’s hard and eventually you will start feeling it.
For the character thingy, what about Duncan Kane ? And then, Dick Casablancas if you have the time! :)
You are vaguely evil, you know that?
This took a long time because damn it was hard.
(Like, really long. Like, I’m really sorry it took me this long - I lost it for a while in my drafts folder.)
Why I like them: You know, I really like how Duncan loved Lilly. It doesn’t seem like a lot, loving your sister, but I do honestly believe that he gave Lilly the unconditional love she craved and that she deserved. And he was actually proactive in his attempts to protect her, like when he told their parents the limo party had been his idea. He loved Lilly, and her cared about Lilly, and he took care of Lilly - to the best of his ability.
Why I don’t: He’s an incredibly passive character who always seems surprised when he’s called out on it? Plus breaking up with Veronica without actually breaking up with her? Plus sleeping with her at Shelly Pomeroy’s party and deciding on his own that they’d both come to the conclusion to never talk about it? When his reason for not talking about it was that he thought she was his sister? Yeah. All that. And his seeming inability to empathize with other people. Also, his firm belief in compartmentalization.
Favorite episode (scene if movie): Probably Return of the Kane. He doesn’t want to be student council president. He has no interest in politics. But when he wins, after it’s been pointed out to him that he ‘stand[s] idly by’, he changes the way the Pirate Points are awarded in ways that are more fair.
Favorite season/movie: Season 1, because at least for the majority of it my dislike is just dislike and not seething hatred.
Favorite line: “They only had -“
Because I do like a harried Duncan who was sent out to procure ice cream for a screaming child.
Favorite outfit: … Pass.
NO! NO! The matching boxers with Logan! That outfit. Because I like the idea that someone - Lilly, Veronica, Lilly & Veronica? - bought both of them the boxers and that at Christmas, the two of them tend to wear the boxers because it reminds them of better times.
OTP: None? I don’t think Duncan would be a good boyfriend for anyone, at least not where we left him in-show.
Brotp: I guess Logan but I don’t think Logan gets a lot out of the whole deal.
Head Canon: Duncan Kane grows up as the favorite. It’s easy, because he has Lilly to fight his battles for him. Lilly to take the attention off of him. Lilly to broker deals and to plan plans and to say, “Gawd, guys, he’s just a kid” even when he’s no longer a kid. He has Lilly to point out that you can’t even be elected president until you’re 35, so maybe he should get to think about other things when he’s 15. He has Lilly.
And then he doesn’t.
He doesn’t, and he doesn’t have someone who will be by his side, no matter what. He doesn’t have that buffer between him and his parents. He doesn’t have that person he can look to when they’re making ridiculous demands or just being his parents. It’s worse than losing a limb, losing Lilly. She was his sister and one of his best friends and the person who understood him and knew all of his secrets - and now he has none of that. He’s a brother, but he’s not.
It’s a weight he can’t bare, being a brother to no one. It wears on him, drags him down. Lilly kept him awake and solid. Called him Donut and made him move. And he can’t depend on Logan to do that, because Logan doesn’t know - can’t know. He can’t depend on anyone to do that. He could only depend on Lilly - to keep him going, to keep his secrets, to be his confidante.
He gets his second chance with his daughter. With Lilly. He names her that, because he wakes up again. He finally wakes up again. He takes her, and he runs, and he promises himself (he promises Lilly, both of them) that he will be the parent both of his Lillys deserve, the one his sister didn’t get. He promises himself that he’ll keep moving for this Lilly. She won’t know all of his secrets. She won’t be his confidante. But he’ll be hers. She’ll keep him awake and solid, and he’ll help her live - and he’ll keep her alive.
He regales her with tales of his sister, of Veronica, of Logan. Limo parties and days at the beach. He only tells her about the best of them. He leaves out the hurts, the pain. He wants her to see the world the way he wishes they all could have - without broken parents and broken homes and broken hearts. He wants to keep her heart whole for as long as he can.
He doesn’t breathe until after she turns 17. He doesn’t full exhale until that milestone is passed. And it almost feels like everything he’s carried with him since his sister was ripped from him fades away. This Lilly isn’t like his sister - not really. She’s just as gorgeous. Just as vivacious. But her big eyes aren’t roaming around, looking for a safe space. She doesn’t have the urge to take up all the space in the room, just to make sure she’s seen. She takes up all the space in the room, because she’s Lilly - that’s what she does. He sees her off to prom knowing that she’ll get there. And if she doesn’t, he knows she’ll be home in the morning. He knows she’ll be smiling.
Unpopular opinion: I think Duncan raped Veronica. I guess that might be one. I think Duncan and Veronica, at Shelly’s party, exist in this very real, very frightening part of the world where a girl can be raped and a guy can thoroughly believe that it was consensual.
A wish: I really hope Duncan is just the best father ever. I hope he does everything that his parents didn’t do for his sister Lilly.
An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen: Never come back, Duncan. Never come back.
5 words to best describe them: Dull, unmotivated, self-centered, quiet, boring
My nickname for them: Donut. When I mean “dumb ass”.
Why I like them: I like the part of Dick we were shown in the movie - the guy who is chronically depressed and has low self esteem and is probably haunted by some of his misdeeds - even if there are other deeds he has done that he wouldn’t count among those.
Why I don’t: He’s basically rape culture personified. He gropes women and then reacts poorly when they have taken steps to protect themselves. He drugs (or tries to) his unwitting girlfriend. He talks compares girls fake breasts and unattractive horses that will let him ride bareback. He’s abusive to his little brother because he doesn’t embody masculinity in the way Dick understands. At best, he’s a proto-rapist, if Shelly Pomeroy’s party was the first and last time he tried to drug Madison in order to sleep with her and the last time he presented an unconscious girl (or any girl) for the Beav’s or anyone else’s raping pleasure. At worst, he’s a rapist, if he did drug Madison or get her drunk specifically to sleep with her. And the show doesn’t deal with any of that.
Favorite episode (scene if movie): I’m going to go with the Words with Friends-Most people just call it texting scene from the movie, because there is no episode where I appreciate Dick and I do really love that moment. Because he recognizes who Veronica is and - with minimal snark - works to tell her the truth.
Favorite season/movie: The Veronica Mars Movie, because I actually felt for him during it. A lot.
Favorite line: “Medicine, man. I got my card. Chronic depression. You wouldn’t think, huh? Mmm. I can feel my self worth coming back right now.”
In that one line, Dick got more dimensions than the entire time he was on the show. And the way Ryan Hansen played it was brilliant.
Favorite outfit: The suit he wears to the reunion and to Gia Goodman’s party. Because omg does he look good in the suit (people may be thankful Logan’s style evolved, but I’m really happy that Dick’s did).
OTP: No one. As of yet, I would not wish Dick Casablancas on anyone.
Brotp: Logan. Which, again, is sad for Logan because other than utter loyalty he doesn’t get much out of the deal.
Head Canon: Dick Casablancas learns at his father’s knee and his mother’s indifference.
He learns how to shoot, because his father approves. He learns how to surf, how to ogle women, how to pick on the weak, because his dad shows him how. It’s the way to get undivided attention. It’s the way to not get picked on, ribbed, and generally neglected. There were years where he wasn’t that. When he’d fall down and cry, and his father would laugh at him and his mother would roll her eyes.
So he learned not to cry.
Cassidy never learned those lessons. When they were growing up, he always wondered how the Beav could be so school smart and family dumb. Why he couldn’t just stop doing all the stupid shit that would get him mocked and pushed down and then left behind. He thought Beaver had to be so stupid as to not be able to just stop, to care more about whatever it was he cared about than bulking up and doing little league and being the All American Son that Dick Sr. wanted him to be too. And he tried to toughen him up and when that didn’t work he just started harassing him too. Because Dick had to grow up tough, so why shouldn’t Beaver?
But then Beaver jumped off a building, and his parents were gone, and everything stops being so funny. That time he taped Beav’s feet to the pedals? That thing his dad and him laughed and laughed about and brought up at every family gathering? It starts to pull at him. Everything about Beaver, everything he missed, everything Beav never told him, starts tearing at him.
He drinks a lot, until medical marijuana gets legalized. And then he smokes a lot. Chronic depression. Because he could have helped Beav. At least, he thinks he could have. He could have done things differently. He could have done more to protect him. He could have gone after Woody Goodman himself, taught him a lesson for touching his brother. He could have been around, and made it so Beav wasn’t a target. He could have stopped calling him Beaver, which is something so ingrained that he can’t even stop doing now.
It sucks, how he looks back and how he still can’t figure out how he never figured it out. He thought they were close, and really he never knew what was happening. He thought he was just an older brother, but he was just another person who let Cassidy down. And it sucks, because he doesn’t know if he could do any better now.
Unpopular opinion: I don’t think Dick’s very funny. Or really at all.
A wish: I would love it if the series actually dealt with the badness inherent in Dick, and made him into a character I could stomach as a main character as opposed to a character that makes me cringe.
An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen: Do not let Dick and Mac get together, ever.
5 words to best describe them: Skeezy, entitled, sexist, simple, and athletic.
My nickname for them: Dick. I don’t really have anything other than that. Ryan Hansen is a cutie, so I can’t even fall back on fuckface or anything because then I have Ryan Hansen guilt.