i enjoyed doing these

Rocknaldo was a good episode with an important message.

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I definitely saw it as an allegory for cultural appropriation. Ronaldo sees the gems as ‘other’. He even has the discussion with Steven about how the Crystal Gems aren’t ***really*** ‘Rock People’. (Even after Steven tells him that he finds those words offensive). Even though Steven is a Gem, the Crystal Gems ARE Gems.

Then he goes and tries to become part of the group, become a Gem. Takes on what he THINKS are their characteristics and even goes so far as to begin to tell Steven what is and is not Gem behaviour. Sound familiar? 

Ronaldo is not a good ally, or a good friend. Connie is a wonderful example of both a friend and ally to Steven. She’s part of the Crystal Gems not because she demanded it or asked it but because she’s proven herself as someone who cares about them. She’s someone willing to put herself in vulnerable positions for Steven and Steven feels the same. The fact that Ronaldo says it’s only because she’s Steven’s girlfriend is significant. It shows he has no understanding of the core values of the Gems.

Honestly there’s a lot to unpack in this episode.

I know people are upset because there was a teaser that we’d be meeting a new Gem. That was kinda a shitty move. HOWEVER not every episode can further the grand, overarching plot. Sometimes we need to have other episodes and I think this one was a FANTASTIC one that tackled some serious issues in a way kids can see as approachable.

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To my Fellow Fanfiction Writers:

So we all know that whenever we put a story out, we’re subjecting our material to all sorts of opinions, ideas and feedback. And while it can be tough, we have to keep an open mind about how people will react to our story and the universe we’ve created. As artists it’s hard to, well bluntly put it, not be sensitive about our shit.


However,


Do you guys ever get that ONE review that really just kind of grinds your gears? Like you wanna just say, “look man feel how you want but WHY are you being so harsh in your review? Just chill and work with me here or at least wait until the end before you completely obliterate what I have going on here?” and it’s hard because you know in the back of your mind that “everyone’s entitled to their opinion!” but geeeze, sometimes there’s just that oooonnne review.

I just needed to rant a bit. And no, I’m definitely not expecting every review to be great, I can definitely appreciate open constructive criticism, but like I said. Sometimes you just wanna tell some people to relax.

Also curious as to how that makes you guys feel, and how you choose to handle it.

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WHY DO I SUDDENLY FEEL LIKE TAICHI NEVER FORGOT THAT CONVERSATION

anonymous asked:

aaaaaa omg is there anywhere i could get the full video of the shin yang nam show (i hope i spelt that right dear god) by chance :0 i didn't get to see it last night bc it was really late where i live and omfg (if this isn't too much of a hassle of course aaaaa either way thanks so much and sorry to be a bother QvQ")

don’t worry you’re not a bother!! i still haven’t watched the full thing, but here is the first part of the episode with eng subs

Okay, hi all. So I started a continuation of Late night Sparring. This is a little all over the place, but bear with me. 

So, I just didn’t really have it in me to write out this whole fight scene but basically, Obi-Wan and Maul start practice fighting, but it’s all very safe and choreographed. So Maul gets frustrated and insists that Obi-Wan actually fight him. Which is like not a great idea because Obi-Wan is a Jedi master and Maul is very out of practice. But Obi-Wan agrees, and they fight, and surprise surprise Obi-Wan pretty easily knocks Maul down. And its real great because Maul is now laying on the floor and Obi-Wan has his practice saber gently at his throat and I’m sure they just both have a massive boner about it tbh. At which point they forget fuck all about sparring and start making out………

Obi-Wan could feel the warm energies drifting off Maul, the whole room a little bit hazy with the feeling. He could ask Maul for anything right now, and he’d probably say yes. It was rare that Maul was so unreserved, so free of anxiety or fear. Still, Obi-Wan moved slowly, sinking himself down onto the floor to get to Maul’s level first before he shifted his body on top of him.  Their chests pressed close enough to one another that Obi-Wan could feel Maul’s double hearts beat against his skin.

Obi-Wan waited, letting his weight settle on top of Maul, ready to ease up if he felt Maul’s panic rise. Normally Maul’s body would feel so stiff and tightly coiled under his touch, but not this time. Everything about him felt soft and pliant, almost submissive. His body still warm from the exercise, his mind still buzzing with leftover adrenaline.

Obi-Wan pushed his head nearer to Maul’s, just barely brushing against his face with the tip of his nose and the edge of his bangs as they fell out of place.

Even now he would wait. The trust he and Maul had built over the years was still something very fragile, and Obi-Wan wouldn’t do anything to risk it.

After a few more moments of waiting, Maul tilted back his head, exposing his neck to Obi-Wan. Enthusiastic as consent could be expected from Maul, but Obi-Wan was happy to accept the invitation. Obi-Wan brought his mouth down onto Maul’s neck, finding the soft spots around his throat and working his way up and under his chin, eventually bringing their mouths closer together.

Here Obi-Wan took this time as well, letting his lips brush near Maul’s, but not over them. The appeal of kissing was something that still eluded Maul, and Obi-Wan had mostly stopped trying to convince him otherwise. Unless Obi-Wan was in the mood to come away with a bloody lip, it was something that had never ended very well.

But if there was ever a time to try, Obi-Wan figured it was now.

Obi-Wan hovered his lips above Mauls, slightly parted and breathing warm air onto his face. He would never mind waiting, it meant infinitely more to him that Maul wanted whatever he was offering than any short lived gratification that could be gained through force. But he didn’t have to wait very long this time, soon Maul opened his mouth to Obi-Wan, allowing him to move down on him and bring them together in a gentle kiss.  

It was strange, if exciting, to feel how receptive Maul was to his kisses now. Letting Obi-Wan move and push their mouths together with almost no opposition. Even as he kissed him harder and longer, Maul made no move to resist.   

Obi-Wan’s mind had become well attuned to Maul’s agitation in the Force, though his reflexes couldn’t always keep up. Not too long ago Obi-Wan had quite the collection of scratches and bites, the end result of Maul having had enough and Obi-Wan’s inability to retreat in time. One kiss with particularly bad timing had ended with Maul accidently biting through his lip and an awkward walk to the infirmary afterwards.   

So, as much as Obi-Wan was enjoying this, he knew from past experiences that there was a time limit for how long Maul would let him have his way. How long Maul could stay still like this, lightly pinned and at the mercy of his kisses. Right now his psychic energy continued to radiate only pleasure and contentment, but without a change, Obi-Wan had no doubt his anxiety would start to build.   

Obi-Wan kissed him harder, starting a slow rhythm with the rest of his body. Pushing his hips down onto Maul’s, the movement timed with each deep kiss. The motion bringing Maul back into the moment, stopping his thoughts from slipping into worry.   

Obi-Wan could feel the vibrations in Maul’s throat as a low almost inaudible growl built. But not the one that warned of imminent distress. Instead, Obi-Wan could hear where the growling was giving way to a moan. A few more moments of unrelenting kisses and Obi-Wan was sure of it, though whatever noises Maul was now trying to make were muffled from Obi-Wan’s mouth on top of his.

Finally Obi-Wan pulled back, satisfied by Maul’s slightly desperate gasp, taking in air as though he hadn’t had a real breath since they’d started. Obi-Wan rolled off him a little, making sure that he wasn’t putting undue pressure on his chest while he collected his breath. It gave him the distance to actually look at Maul again, his eyes were closed and he was breathing hard. It dawned on Obi-Wan that he had pushed Maul much further than he’d intended. What Obi-Wan had planned on being simple stolen kisses seemed to have gone a bit off track…

Obi-Wan moved himself back next to Maul, pressing their foreheads together and speaking softly.

“You’ve been so good for me tonight, Maul.” Obi-Wan put one hand around the back of Maul’s head to keep them together, his fingers rubbing small circles on the skin between his horns.   

Maul’s eyes flickered open, a bit unfocused, his breath still coming a little ragged. Obi-Wan thought it was a wonderful look, and one he rarely got to see.  

Okay and so then, (I had so many plans but you’re getting the condensed version for right now I’m sorry), Obi-Wan gives him a pretty grade-A blow jo. 

And just, oh man, this whole other part where Maul starts dissociating and freaking out b/c he’s still traumatized and thinks he has to sexualy gratify Obi-Wan in return. And just a lot of Obi-Wan having to calm him down and reminding him that he never has to do anything like that if doesn’t want to and that he doesn’t expect anything in return and would never force him to do anything. And it’s all real sad. 

The end?      

miserysucculent  asked:

playlist: who cares if it's raining let's go outside asshole

This is so specific

  1. “A Raindance in Traffic” - The Wonder Years
  2. “Renegades” - X Ambassadors
  3. “I Have Friends in Holy Spaces” - Panic! at the Disco
  4. “Umbrella”  - Rhianna but tbh the Train or All Time Low versions also work
  5. “Dancin In the Rain” - Shane Harper

This is so inconsistent lol my apologies

Send me the name of a playlist and I’ll give you 5-10 songs that go on it

JESUS the tail end of nitw’s story goes in places i didn’t expect

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Wait for me to come home. - 24/1/16

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☆☆ But you and I, we live and die
The world’s still spinning around, we don’t know why ☆☆

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When inspiration to draw Klance strikes after listening to THIS SONG by Oasis and watching the new series, Eyewitness, which I highly recommend!

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