i ended up using only one of them

As much as I loved Moana, I have to remind myself that Polynesians likely feel about it how I, as an Eastern Asian, feel about Avatar: the Last Airbender. As much as I adore atla, I always end up taking a moment to sit back and go “Ah, that cultural hodgepodge…..” 

It always strikes me that non-Asians probably would only see one culture in the Fire Nation or the Earth Kingdom whereas I see several in any given scene. That being said, please keep in mind that Disney took elements of several Polynesian cultures and thrust them together in this movie. Take a moment to use Moana as an opportunity to do proper research and genuinely learn about different cultures.

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and it’s funny and sad, but only because this life will end, and it’s this secret world that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about. it’s sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us, but we don’t have the ability to perceive them. that’s what i want out of a relationship. or just life, i guess.

anonymous asked:

the panel with furuta wondering if "they've noticed" and juuzou remembering his days as a scrapper, i think it probably really means that those clowns are not 100% ghouls

OH Anon I agree with you some of the clowns are ghouls, but I bet my ass that a majority of them are the scraper humans that ghouls experimented on. This is because there is no way that there are enough ghouls to amount to the hordes of clowns that we have seen. Every single investigator keeps on bringing up that there are so many clowns, yet I remember in part one that the clowns were decimated and their were only a few left and we saw them all in hysy at the end of part 1. I mean it’s not unlikely considering that Itori and Nico are very good at gaining information to sell in exchange for the scapers but also Furuta cemented himself in high ghoul society where he has the connections to get the scrappers. Also all the clowns we have seen in the battles have not used their Kagune’s they have used other means such as bombs and brutal force, which is a major sign of a scrapper. Also like you said it was odd that Juuzou would have a flashback as well as Furuta saying you think you noticed is a major red flag.

Juuzou is one of the only investigators who have killed both humans and ghouls, and I’m pretty sure that they’re must be a difference in how easy it has been to kill the clowns, if it was ghouls there would be a lot more dead investigators and their has barely been any. Also Juuzou feels sick about what he has been doing and it reminds him of his time as a scraper when he killed humans. This would also make sense as that triggered Furuta being like

Because Furuta planned this he knows the clowns are humans and he thinks it’s funny that the CCG is killing humans with such gusto as they are, which is self defense for some, but some of them are taking a sick twisted pleasure in it like Aura, and can you talk about the moral dilemma for the CCG when they find out that they were killing humans. I mean Donato and Furuta planned this so I’m not shocked that they made there army of the people the ccg wants to protect. 

gif tutorial: colors! all the colors!

alright so i was asked how to make gifsets like this, this and this. basically: how to make very colorful gifsets with 1 main color.

these are the gifs i’ll be showing you how to make:

in this tutorial, i’ll be showing you how to make pink, purple and blue gifsets. there’ll be one section for each tutorial, so if you only want to read one of them, you can press cmd + f and type in “pink tutorial”, “purple tutorial”, or “blue tutorial”. you need to have basic gif skills to follow this tutorial, such as cropping, sharpening & basic understanding of coloring layers (like selective layers, curves, etc).

NOTE 1: especially when making purple and pink gifsets, it’s super easy to end up whitewashing characters of color. please use the advice given in each coloring tutorial on how to avoid whitewashing and don’t let your gifs transform beautiful characters into pale, grey and sick-looking creatures. if you have any questions, feel free to ask me about it!

NOTE 2: this will be a very long post because i like thorough tutorials myself so that’s what i tend to make. it’ll be quite image-heavy and, well, long. really long. so the actual tutorials will be under the cut.

NOTE 3: the coloring pattern for the gif tutorials are more or less the same (i.e. first curves, then levels, and so on), but it’s the color isolation that differs between them.

alright lets get started!

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take these dreams of us, i didn’t need them anyway. take the nights we stayed awake until we saw the sun come up and tuck them away in your heart. chalked up to young love, chalked up to poor timing. chalked up to unresolved differences love just couldn’t overcome.
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at the end of it all i hope you know that i wanted all of you. forever. despite the pain, despite everything, i would have chosen you, every single day. you after all, are the only one that made my heart glow in the dark. you are the only one i would have risked everything for.
—  @likewedream

anonymous asked:

So maybe someone already said this, I don't know, but I felt HORRIBLE when Mary claimed to know who they are and described Sherlock as a junkie. Anyone who, after all that went down, dares to describe him as such... God, no. This was one of the ultimate unforgivable moments, because Sherlock is one of the most beautiful and precious characters of this fucked-up series. Yeah, sociopath and junkie, huh? I am SO angry about this. Her giving her "ok", like WTF? Disgusting. What did you think of it?

That fucking Mary voiceover at the end pissed me off the most like we need HER to tell us about who John and Sherlock are???!!Who asked for her blessing lmao. Sherlock and John were always meant to be for each other.

It would be best if Mrs. Hudson did the voiceover. She is the only person entitled to call them “My Baker street boys”. Mary was unnecessary.

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last part of pokecember. it was pretty fun doing this challenge! (they are out of order because the post looked weird in the right one)
as you can see i have trouble choosing only one favorite of anything lmao i struggled a lot with the gym leader since i love so many of them, and ended up throwing wallace along with steven since they are both champions (champions count as members of the elite 4 shhhhh)
i also had trouble choosing my favorite memory because even though i’ve been played pokemon my whole life and have nothing but good memories of it i have terrible memory for specific things…. i replayed pokemon snap a while ago and i didn’t remember it being so short and boring, but i used to love it and the memory i have of it in my head is magical

This is why this works.
You aren’t the relationship type and commitment is something I’ve never learned to settle into.
According to statistics, there is a 90% chance that this won’t work.
Probability tells us that we don’t end up together after everything is said and done.
You’re stubborn and I like to have things my way, when I want them. I’m also selfish and most of the time, this world feels as if there’s only room for one of us. So we argue, over stupid ass shit. You hate that I take three hours to text back and it annoys the fuck out of me that you constantly need reassurance that this is what I want. I know that I don’t have the best track record. If you backtrack far enough into my history of ex lovers- they never last longer than 3 months. I grow anxious for what’s to come next. I get irritated easily. So in loving me you’re settling for uncertainty. I can’t promise that tomorrow I’ll wake up and know for sure that I’m going to spend the rest of my life with you. That doesn’t mean I don’t love you. I hope you know that. I might not always say it and perhaps the closest to ever telling you comes out in a question that asks if you’ve ate today but I’ve never been good with these things. I know I bash on love too openly for your taste. The first time you met my mother, I left the room and she told you to run while you still had something left. Right now, I leave the choice to you. The chances of this not working out are higher than anything else and the truth is, neither one of us has ever been in the business of chasing after love or even trying for it but I love you enough to stand by the idea that with you I would.

What Happens to Morty’s Abandoned in the Daycare?

What happens to the Morty’s who get abandoned at the Morty Daycare? I know the idea of a naughty Storage Rick has crossed a lot of people’s minds but I like to think of a different scenario playing out. One a little more sweet~

Some of the Morty’s are abandoned by choice. The person who previously ‘owned’ them drops them off and simply fails to return, they have no use for them and so there they stay to wonder when someone will come back or IF someone will come back. Other Morty’s get dropped with the intention to stay only a few days but perhaps end up staying much longer when there trainer meets and unfortunate end.

Storage Rick knows which ones are abandoned. They sit there day in and day out with the hope slowly dwindling in there eyes. And eventually he’ll hear stories through the many people who stop by about this or that trainer meeting an unfortunate fate or they’ll notice how a trainer fails to meet the eyes of the abandoned Morty.

It doesn’t bother him at first. He has a job to do and it pays well so why worry about other people? why worry about the Morty’s there fed. They get a place to sleep. It’s not HIS fault that those other damn Rick’s don’t understand how LUCKY they are to have a Morty. He’s never had one, he’s never had a Beth either. No family, no problems. Just him and the large chunk of change he gets for doing his job.

But that all crumbles eventually. It starts with one scruffy Morty, that just wont stop hoping. Everyday its “Have you seen my Rick? Has he stopped by? Is he picking me up soon? He said he’d be back in a few days.“ Storage Rick doesn’t even care but he goes to find out what happened to this damn Rick just so he can get the kid off his back. When he eventually finds out the guy got himself killed he feels a little sick. It takes a few days before he works up the courage to tell the Morty, but he doesn’t have to. The moment the words “Hey kid im sorry-” leave his mouth the little guy is already in tears.

And storage Rick has NO idea what he’s thinking but he can’t stand to watch this loyal hopeful Morty just crumble in front of him so before he knows what he’s doing he’s asking the kid if he wants to stay at his house. Not permanently, he just has an extra bedroom and whatever.

Before he sees it coming Storage Rick has amassed a small army of Morty’s he’s had to buy a bigger home in order to house all his new grandsons but its a kind of chaos he had no idea he ever needed in his life. Some of the Morty’s there are permanent others are just there for a few days before they’re returned to there proper universe but its just one big family.

Storage Rick wakes up every morning to fresh pancakes for breakfast, and he comes home each evening to a clean house and a big dinner. Sure there are rough patches because having that many Morty’s in one house is bound to cause drama but Storage Rick would not exchange his new family for anything in the world.

AND OH GOD FATHERS DAY. All the Morty’s are in competition with each other each trying to outdo the last. All day long Rick’s getting gifts and cards and food as each Morty does there best to show there appreciation. Despite Rick’s best attempts to act unfazed he can’t help but crack a smile and thank each of his darling Morty’s for doing there best.

Just imagine Storage Rick, going from a loveless, man with no family to the happiest Rick to exist because he has a big house packed with happy thankful Morty’s that he rescued. Imagine him feeling overwhelmed some nights when he lays in bed because he remembers how lonely he use to be and now he has so much. Imagine the Morty’s who get abandoned and forgotten, imagine how scared and sad they must feel. Imagine a Morty abandoned and alone suddenly being adopted by Storage Rick who takes him home, to this large vibrant household full of happy Morty’s ready to welcome anyone.

JUST IMAGINE THIS HAPPY CHAOTIC HOUSEHOLD. I came up with this awhile ago while chatting with @gaily-daily who fueled the flames of Storage Rick being grandfather of the year. And it was about time I shared it all with you.

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Remember when I found you chained up down there in the lab? With nobody else left in this warped world, with no hope whatsover to make things right again. But you still kept that look, you still kept that…..DETERMINATION….the one thing that made you survive. That one thing that made them capture you and keep you down here. I destroyed that chain but even today I feel that…you were the one freeing me from my chains. Now it’s all ending…. and only these flowers listen to what I bumble on about here. Even if all ends and starts again, I think they might remember all this for us. Heh, yeah…..yeah I believe it too. Let’s meet up again some day at this place and watch the fake stars together, Frisk.

short cheesy story by me…(….)

gaster!sans original design by @borurou

I work at my dad’s retail garden center (started by my grandpa in 1955) and today someone came in looking for 2 bales of straw, which are $9.99 each. He left to try and find them cheaper elsewhere, but ended up coming back because he “didn’t have time to run around all day.” He decided to get one, and with tax the total was $10.66. He. Flipped. The fuck. Out. He yelled at me because I said straw was only $10, and I said sales tax. He goes “there’s no sales tax! You don’t pay sales tax, tax tax tax!” Then pointed at the picture hanging up of my grandfather (who died in 2009) and said “THIS GUY used to give straw away for free!” and slammed the door on the way out.

USA Network did next to nothing to promote Eyewitness themselves. I literally only heard about it when they started showing promos during Mr. Robot. There was no other promotion. Days before the premiere, I even tweeted USA Network’s Twitter asking if they had a separate Twitter account for the show like other USA shows and they never answered. They never ended up making one. They did reply to my same day tweet that used the #Eyewitness hashtag about how I wanted to start watching the show and I didn’t even @ them. It was just some vague nonsense reply tweet. So from the beginning, I wasn’t surprised with their lack of enthusiasm for the show for the rest of the season. They never seemed invested to begin with, so who knows what the future holds for this show.

MY MOTHER ASKED ME TO STOP WRITING ABOUT HER
 
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  When my best friend was a child,
  her mother used The Game of Life
  as a metaphor to explain sexuality.
 
  “You can have two pink guys
  or two blue guys, you know,”
she explained.
 
  My best friend is so straight,
  she doesn’t even masturbate.
 
  Still, she always knew that even
  if she wasn’t, even if someday she ended up
  shotgun to another pink piece,
 
  she would remain loved and supported.
 
  She wouldn’t have to ask for forgiveness.
  Of all the things she was taught to apologize for,
  love has never been one of them.
 
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  My mother doesn’t bring up my sexuality
  anymore. I think she is tired of arguing.
 
  She is sick of reading about her faults
  in my poetry. She hates my selective memory;
  how I only remember the sharp things,
  the slammed doors, the heavy whiskey.
 
  “I used to sing to you before bed
  every night,”
she reminds me icily.
  “but you must’ve forgotten that story.”
 
  Last week, she silently folded up her old flannels
  and placed them at the foot of my bed.
 
  I know this is probably just a coincidence,
  not a peace treaty or an attempt to understand me.
 
  But for my own well-being,
  I have to take this as a sign she is trying,
 
  even if it isn’t.
—  MY MOTHER ASKED ME TO STOP WRITING ABOUT HER, by Blythe Baird.
TFP’s Breakfast Club ending and why it’s not rewarding despite its happy appearance

As i think a lot of us can agree the end of TFP is not satisfying, despite seeming like such a happy ending.

For a lot of us this has to do with the lack of openly stated Johnlock and with Mary’s odd, facile voice over.  Not only is Mary not the right person do to the voiceover but the content of it feels like the easy, loose ends wrap up ex machina we see in the classic 80s teen drama, The Breakfast Club.

In that movie these characters come together and bond despite being very different.  At one point one of them points out that no matter how much they bond when they go back to school the next monday they will still ignore each other and act like nothing really happened between them.

This is the most realistic view of what’s happened between them.  One of them tries to reassure them that it won’t be like that but others agree: this bonding, in the end, has probably changed nothing.  The bleakness of this reality is then covered up for the audience with a cute, yet contrived, ‘happy ending’.  The ending montage shows them all leaving but boils them all down into these stereotypes, ‘an athlete’, ‘a princess’, ‘a basket case’, ‘a brain’, ‘a criminal’.  We see Mary do this to John and Sherlock, too, ‘a junkie who solves crimes to get high’, ‘the doctor who never came home from the war’.

The point of the, ‘essay’, in Breakfast Club saying that they’re these stereotypes is actually to say, ‘we’re NOT these stereotypes but YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THAT because you don’t care’.  This is exactly what Mary’s voiceover does.  It references a movie where nothing’s really going to change, nothing’s really happened, but we’re going to cover it up with this happy montage that shows our bonding while telling the villain (and the audience) we are NOT these one dimensional characters but we won’t explain ourselves to you because you don’t want to see our depth, anyway.

Immediately after TFP I remember complaining saying that the end of TFP is no more couply for John and Sherlock than the end of ASiP.  Therefore making me feel like nothing had really happened between those two episodes.  No progress had occurred, nothing had been accomplished.  Like the kids of Breakfast Club we could go back to school/the show the next time and nothing would have changed, despite the inspiring montage and victorious freeze frame ending.

So, yeah, remember the idea that Mycroft/Gatiss doesn’t like, ‘loose ends’, well, this is a really facile and I think ironic to wrap up the narrative up until now.  It’s meant to seem smarmy and facile.  It’s a reference to a movie that John might have grown up watching (if this is his dream etc) but it’s also an example of a pat ending that makes us feel good but upon further inspection does fall apart.

The balance of probability is that those kids will go back to their hsitty lives exactly as they were before.  This is what happens to John and Sherlock, too.  this is not a happy ending, it’s a frustratingly facile ending where nothing’s really been accomplished.

So, yes, if you thought that, ‘who you really are doesn’t matter’, felt like a terrible thing to say, it was.  It was something that was meant to show us that this ending was all wrong.

PS the only real bit of hope we have at the end of the Breakfast Club that any of the kids will stay in touch is that one of them gives the other a piece of their jewellery.  They’re the ones who’ve become a couple through their bonding and they’re the only hope that something has actually changed at the end of the movie.  We distinctly don’t see Sherlock wearing a ring at the end of TFP.  And John is still wearing his wedding ring from Mary.  So the TFP is even less hopeful that the one in The Breakfast Club.

PPS the very famous ending song is called, ‘Don’t you forget about me’, by Simple Minds.  We see the bride in TAB sing about not being forgotten, we see David (a John foil) talking about not being forgotten in TFP.  This all goes to the idea that this is a theme in John’s head while he lies there in a comma or whatever his deal is.

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I was trying to make cool crossbred Pokemon Variations like these ones, but somehow ended up with Digletts with faces that resemble their father ヘ(;´Д`ヘ)
These probably qualifies more as Pokemon Fusions, but err anyways…

Although it’s not too noticeable, but these are all drawn on Illustrator! It’s good for making symmetry stuff <3 

Feel free to click on them and read their descriptions too | ・ω・)ノ

an-effed-up-mess  asked:

today, a woman comes up to buy a hard bread roll, salami or w/e, and asks, with a sweet smile, if she can buy one of the soft rolls we use for our sausage-in-a-bun product. I say we can't do that, we're not alowed to sell them separately. She looks at me as if the world has ended. I tell her her total, and she takes an entire minute to swipe her card, looking shocked AF and genuinely as if I told her she only had two weeks left to live. then she took forever to leave, a line forming. Wth???why??

I don’t know why i’m letting people to enter my life when all they did is to leave me. They will leave me like a book with missing pages. I don’t know why i always welcome them and let them treat me as their home but they will just tear me apart. I accept some people who are broken and i will use some parts of me to fix them. I will make them whole once again. I’m always there lending my ears, willing to listen and always the shoulder to lean on. They treated me as anesthesia they need just to lessen the pain. They only know me when they are hurt and broken and they will leave once they are complete. They will took parts of me and they will leave me empty. I let them do those things because i thought it will make then stay. After repairing them, i ended up the one left damage and broken.