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A White Actor Grows Some Bollocks - Quill’s Scribbles

You may recall that movie studio Lionsgate got themselves into a bit of hot water last week when they announced the casting of Ed Skrein as Major Ben Daimio in their upcoming Hellboy reboot. The problem was Major Ben Daimio is a Japanese character in the source material, making Hellboy the latest of numerous sci-fi and/or comic book adaptations to whitewash a prominent Asian character. I and many others made our views heard, voicing our strongest and angriest objections to this blatant bit of racist erasure (for whitewashing is objectively racist and totally inexcusable) just as we did with the likes of Doctor Strange, Death Note and Ghost In The Shell. But unlike those projects I just listed, the most extraordinary thing happened. Somebody listened.

Oh not the studio obviously. No, it was Ed Skrein himself. Realising the hornet’s nest he had kicked, Skrein actually announced via his social media accounts that he was dropping out of the role.

This open letter has received a positive response from fans and readers. Hellboy producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin made a joint statement in support saying:

“Ed came to us and felt very strongly about this. We fully support his unselfish decision. It was not our intent to be insensitive to issues of authenticity and ethnicity, and we will look to recast the part with an actor more consistent with the character in the source material.”

Even Hellboy creator Mike Mignola chipped in to offer his praise for Skrein’s decision to step down.

Now it would be easy to take a very cynical approach to all of this. Perhaps claim that Skrein only stepped down because he realised the damage all of this backlash could do to his career, but for once I’m willing to put aside my cynicism. I do actually believe Ed Skrein’s sincerity here. He seems to be genuinely apologetic, initially not realising the implications of what he was doing and now seems determined to make amends.

However I’m not exactly willing to praise him for his decision. At least not to the same extent others are. I can understand why people are praising him so heavily. This is an almost unprecedented move. Having put up with loads of A list white actors giving the weakest and most pathetic excuses to justify their own racist bullshit, the idea of a white actor growing some bollocks and actually stepping down from a whitewashed role purely on moral grounds is a novelty. He quit a tentpole movie purely because it was the right thing to do, and I am grateful for that. But can we try and keep this in perspective? This decision wasn’t courageous or brave. It’s just an actor turning down a role. A role that should never have been offered to him in the first place. While I’m pleased that Ed Skrein did the decent thing in the end, the fact is this entire situation should never have happened in the first place. Asian characters should be played by Asian actors. That should not be a difficult concept for filmmakers to wrap their heads around, and I feel I should point out I still don’t trust Lionsgate in the fucking slightest. Oh they’re going to cast a Japanese actor as Ben Daimio now if they know what’s good for them, but if Ed Skrein didn’t take the moral high ground, they wouldn’t have learnt a damn thing. Let’s not forget the studio’s initial response to the controversy came from this now deleted tweet from Hellboy executive producer Christa Campbell:

We don’t see colours or race. The slogan for closet racists the world over. 

See this is what so many white people in positions of power and authority within the industry need to understand when it comes to POC presentation. Being colourblind sounds good in theory, but in practice it can be very dangerous. When you make an actor’s performance or marketability the only criteria, you end up making stupid mistakes like this. When you racebend a white character, it’s fine. We already have plenty of representation, plus 9 times out of 10 being white isn’t actually integral to the character. For characters of colour on the other hand, you’ve got to take these other factors into consideration. Usually the culture of said character is integral plus it’s important for non white characters to be portrayed on screen not just for equality, but also for variety.

Recently I finally got to watch the Disney movie Moana, and I’m currently slightly obsessed with it. Not just because it’s a fun, smartly written musical with a great female protagonist, lovable characters, funny jokes and a heartwarming message behind it. It’s also because it explores myths and cultures I’ve never got to experience before.

Moana takes a lot of influence and inspiration from Polynesian culture and mythology, most notably adapting the stories of the demigod Maui (played by Dwayne Johnson). I have no idea how accurate this is, but I still loved it because it was something different. After seeing so many fantasy stuff like Lord Of The Rings and Game Of Thrones, which are essentially variations on Norse mythology, as well as the trillions of Christian inspired fantasy stories, Moana feels incredibly fresh and unique. I found all the stuff about Maui and Te Fiti fascinating, and I would love to see more movies exploring these Polynesian myths and legends. There’s such an incredibly rich vein of creativity you could tap into here.

Something else I loved about Moana was they actually cast Polynesian actors as the characters. I’ve already mentioned Dwayne Johnson as Maui. There’s also Jemaine Clement as Tamatoa the crab, Nicole Scherzinger as Moana’s mum, Jango Fett himself Temuera Morrison as Moana’s dad, Rachel House as Moana’s granny, and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho as Moana herself. This is why diversity is so important in films. Not only does it give actors of colour more exposure and allow new talents like Cravalho to emerge and flourish, but it also exposes general movie going audiences to stories and cultures we wouldn’t normally get to see. And that’s why whitewashing is so offensive. It takes job opportunities away from actors of colour and also causes creativity to stagnate. When it’s an Asian character in an Asian inspired story, there’s lots of different directions you can go. When it’s a white character in an Asian inspired story, there’s only one story you can tell. The outsider. The stranger. The foreigner to their ways. That’s not interesting. We’ve seen that done loads of times. Plus if you truly want to immerse the audience in another culture, isn’t it better to have a character that actually represents that culture rather than some white dweeb who knows jackshit about it?

Basically what I’m saying is we need more movies like Moana and less movies like…

No I’m never dropping this. Fuck this movie and all who support it.

So while I’m pleased that Ed Skrein decided to do the right thing in the end, I’m still going to judge this Hellboy reboot with the suspicion and scorn it deserves. Sure they’re probably going to cast a Japanese actor as Ben Daimio, but only because they have to now to save themselves from further embarrassment. It’s not because they want to. If it was someone like Scarlett Johansson or Tilda Swinton, the studio would still be sticking to their guns and trying to justify their racist bullshit. 

I’m glad Skrein managed to fix things and reveal A list white actors like Swinton and Johansson for the selfish, racist, privileged pricks that they are through his own selfless actions, but until the industry properly recognises that whitewashing is NEVER a good idea, nothing has actually changed as far as I’m concerned.

9990zara  asked:

Does Chara subconsciously mimic any habit from the Dreamurrs?

Mostly mannerisms!

Asgore & Chara, Asgore being the first to use the Determination/Determined line (Alphys being inspired by him at the time, she used Asgore in her notes the same as she does with Undyne)

“Here we are!” Being used quite a few times in the game but I feel like most were definitely inspired by Asgore… SINCE HE’S BEEN AROUND FOREVER

“How curious” Definitely feel like Asgore inspired a lot of Charas speech

“Greetings” Self explanatory

Puns, NarraChara is FULL of puns! Fantastical jokes and probably got it from both Toriel and Asgore really

“Hell” Toriel has been known to (and even so in game) to say Hell… Chara does too! (So does sans but shhh)

Roleplay: This is mostly to do with how easily Asriel fits into his Flowey role without feeling weird or off while also being able to imitate many others. Seems to fit to me that he’s previously enjoyed role playing as such without any problem until it became a bit too real. Same applies to Chara, while reacting to God of Hyperdeath first form with excitement and wonder! While losing all hope when faced with the second form…

At the end of Pacifist, Asriel says the line “Don’t you have better things to do?”

Chara says it too when running away! (Although the line hasn’t been fixed lol)
“I’ve got better to do.“

Imagine Wonwoo affectionately looking at Woozi who’s laughing his heart out at a joke the older boy made.

Thoughts on Voltron Season 4

…Can’t say I’m really a fan of this season. Not to say I hated it, because it did have some really good moments such as:

-Matt finally returning and Pidge being such an adorable happy gremlin about it. The whole second episode focusing on her journey was very well done and probably the most well-written and strongest one of the season. Matt Holt is the badass, nerdy goofball that lots of the fandom (including myself) were hoping for. He even gets a moment every all of the paladin (including Lance which made my Latte heart giggle).

-The action scenes towards the end were cool.

-Some very well-done Allura and Lance moments towards the end. Like, really Klance is my top ship, but Allurance is becoming a fast second. I was really touched by their scene. 

-There were some darker scenes sprinkled throughout the season (Lotor killing Narti and the alien Pidge befriended dying in front of her) that were good in showing that the stakes are getting higher and emphasized on the wars taking more of an effect.

-Ends with big damn hint that Lotor is joining them. Really just because I wanna see the paladins actually see and interact with him since they’ve only really heard his voice.

-Allura was Keith a lot so if technically the Allurance moments could be counted as Klance as well.xP

So, as I said, there were some scenes I did enjoy, but here are my biggest cons of the season:

-KEITH. FUCKING. LEAVING. EPISODE. ONE. Seriously, dude, I apologize for every saying you had too much screentime in season 2. My biggest problem with this is that in previous seasons, mainly season 3, we don’t really see Keith taking that much interest in helping the Blades of Marmora. Hell, we see Lance and Hunk interact with the Blades more in season 3 than Keith did. So it just doesn’t feel right that he’s willing to risk to much of his family’s safety to go on Blade of Marmora missions. And I know that Keith doesn’t want to be Black Paladin and that’s also a big factor of him trying to distance himself so that Shiro can take charge. But that’s still a rather selfish way of thinking and would have got the paladins killed if the Black Lion hadn’t responded in time. It just sets Keith’s character back from the lessons he learned last season about taking account the lives of those around him before making going off on his plans. And by the end of the episode, it doesn’t really feel like he learned his lesson? I wish we could have seen his time with the Blades at least, maybe missing his team…his family…you know. Or at least have him a plot of trying to find out more about his mother while with the Blades! Overall, I wouldn’t have minded Keith leaving, if only for a much shorter time, but I think it was not handled well at all and set back his character from the growth he had last season.

-Shiro flying the Black Lion again so quickly. I don’t mind that it happened, but it plays into my problem with Keith this season, it felt rushed and I wished it had happened later. It felt like an excuse for Keith to feel guilt-free about leaving. 

-No more hints or clues about the Kuron project.

-Hunk and Lance’s development got shot out the airlock, especially Hunk. I literally had to fast-forward through the fart joke scenes because I was cringing too much. And it felt weird see Lance take charge a lot in season 3 and then have him pushed back into the background this season, and especially not have him have more of a reaction to Keith leaving after how close they got. Lance’s biggest development this season was his moment in inspiring Allura, which was wonderful and touching, but still felt like it wasn’t enough. Lance needs to be shown to be able to development and character without being a support to Keith or Allura. And come on, please, just give Hunk something. Please.

-Lotor and his plot felt a bit all over the place. In season 3, he seemed to have everything planned out and always on top of things. So, it felt kinda jarring to see everything suddenly falling apart for him and his generals.

-The Fucking Coalition shows. The Coalition shows went on for waaaay to long. I felt like one or two would be enough to showcase what they are doing, but the episode with Coran arranging all the shows, I had to fast forward through a lot. I’m sorry, but I felt alot of the the coalition show time could have been spent expanding on character development and plot…maybe showing how Keith was doing? 

-Keith’s almost sacrifice. BOY YOU THINK YOUR TINY ASS SHIP IS GOING TO BREAK A SHIELD THAT A THOUSAND LASERS AND CANNONS CAN’T?! THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LANCE ISN’T THERE TO BE YOUR IMPULSE CONTROL, YOU IDIOT.

So overall, as much as there are moments I loved about this season, it still felt weak and all over the place compared to last season. Here’s hoping season 5 will be better.

Haikyuu!! Chapter 266: Cats vs Monkeys

It takes me a while to understand the title until I remember the team Nekoma is facing is Sarukawa, Saru as in Monkey. OMG. How many animal-named teams we’ll encounter in the Nationals? Though admittedly it’s a good cheat, Furudate-sensei will have endless inspiration to take in giving names to the teams.

That said, it’s such a dream come true. I still can’t believe that we’re having more Nekoma-centric chapters. Poor @multifandomsfujoshi bears the brunt of my enthusiasm when I realize the absolute gem this chapter is. We’re yelling quite a lot too XDD.

In this chapter we’ve got more insight into Kenma’s mind and particularly Kenma’s first year. Yes, you read that right, we’re seeing young Nekoma’s second year trio!

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Kenma has found his own way to deal with troublesome things (read: physical activity)

Fukunaga speaks!!!… In puns??!!!! And laughs at his own jokes?? That’s… adorable???

Yamamoto is very much like Tanaka. No wonder they get along so well. He doesn’t know how to hold back, either. He also has good self-awareness to know what he does wrong.

Surprisingly, or not, Yamamoto and Kenma get along like cats and dogs, well, I don’t think that’s the best description. They’re just like cats that don’t get along.

That it takes water to stop them from fighting. Seriously, water.

That’s exactly what I do to fighting cats in my neighborhood in order to get them to stop and scramble. It’s the only way I (and Gretta) know, and it makes us laugh out loud at the solution Fukunaga comes up with.

It also kinda surprises me how loud and forceful Kenma can be when he’s annoyed as hell. It looks like a rare occurrence, and whether it’s coincidence or not, Kuroo is likely to be the last person Kenma raised his voice at. 

(Kuroo’s face though)

Pfft. It looks like Fukunaga has resorted to having buckets of water around in the case of Kenma and Yamamoto arguing. Honestly, I didn’t expect to find the two second years to be such troublemakers. They’re like Nekoma’s Kageyama and Hinata.

Back to the match!

I must admit I was getting worried. I have no idea what Nekoma’s going to do when they’re obviously targeting Kenma.

When you see Nekomata smile like that you know sh*t’s going down.

OMG. O. M. G.

Kuroo’s just…. Kuroo’s just jumped to cut off the ball’s trajectory?

That’s just… that’s just. WOW.

(lemme just pick my jaw up from the floor)

It’s the second time when Nekoma and their characteristic are mentioned, it is Kuroo who’s shown, not Kenma. Remember this iconic panel?

I think… despite being the brain, Kenma is not the embodiment of Nekoma’s flexibility.

It is Kuroo.

Of all Nekoma players, Kuroo is the most versatile player. He can do both offense and defense. He’s a force to reckon with whether he’s at the front or at the back. In this match, he’s the first to adapt to the situation, showing the rest of the team how to.

This is the kind of captain Kuroo is, he’s the captain who leads by example, by becoming the embodiment of Nekoma. He’s aware of Kenma’s weakness, and instead of forcing him to change, he’s the one who changes to adjust and support the brain of Nekoma.

Honestly, this chapter is such an eye-opener to see what kind of captain Kuroo actually is and why he is the captain.

Yaku is really like Suga, who’s not above stirring up problem himself and finding entertainment in his kouhai’s shenanigans. Kai is similar to Asahi that he’s not a forceful personality, which leaves Kuroo to maintain order in the team. It takes Kuroo leaving for few minutes for the first years get in trouble. It reminds me of that meme where the guy carrying box of pizza only to find the room burning. It looks like Kuroo suffers as much as Daichi.

No wonder why Kuroo’s the obvious choice for captain.

  1. He has the respect of his kouhais even when he’s only second year himself and not the captain yet (and somehow Yamamoto knows how close Kenma is to Kuroo)
  2. Kenma listens to him, which leads to his attempt to talk to Yamamoto, however badly it turns out. 
  3. He can be damn scary and observant. Look at the face he’s making as he yells at Kenma, and how the hell he notice that Kenma’s slacking off? No wonder Tsukishima develops so quickly under his tutelage, Kuroo is a good teacher. He’s not laid back at all.
  4. He is in the same wavelength with Nekomata. I don’t think it’s just Nekomata’s thoughts when it happens to show Kuroo’s back.

Things are getting interesting. Looking forward to see what Nekoma comes up with.

BONUS: 

Nekoma’s first years getting along (and Lev learning so seriously and earnestly)

Dating Lena Luthor (a crush on you would include)

Request: Can you please do a lena luthor having a crush on you would include 

a/n: I mean listen I’m fully aware having a crush on you implies not dating just yet, but I have a very inconsequential title system I feel compelled to stick with now sooo, just disregard that little oopsie LOL

these are always super fun to do!! tbh I’m in a little bit of a funk right now so these types of posts help me get my imagination going again. Thank you so much for reading y’all! And thanks for your patience if you’ve been waiting for a request to be filled… I am definitely a person who loses track of time lol. I’m so happy I have a hobby I can kinda speak for now though, and that’s all thanks to you folks! Have an awesome day everybody!! :D

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  • much to your surprise (or perhaps not at all, if you were really to think about it properly), Lena is a very tenacious person and as such, there are some things that get her attention and she just has to chase it

  • you’ve come to realize that so it’s turned out, you are in fact one of those things that have piqued her attention, and you’ve been a happy mixture of flattered, confused, and bashful

  • Lena, in her not so subtle interest in you, still refuses to say anything specific regarding her feelings, and instead you find your answers in the things she does and in the roundabout way of sneaky compliments she gives you and her well-timed flirting

  • it didn’t take much for you to figure out she liked you, but it also took quite a lot to convince you that you weren’t just projecting your wishes into some unfounded fantasy - most of the Superfriends (even Winn, especially Winn) could see through both of your behaviours, and they’re all both parts exasperated and absolutely amused by your song and dance of total avoidance

  • but really, who could blame you that you didn’t quite believe your luck that Lena Luthor, the absolutely brilliant, wonderful, incredible woman you have the honour of knowing would possibly reciprocate your feelings? It was a marvel, indeed - you won’t question a miracle when you recognize one

  • Lena having a crush on you involves a lot of games, and the biggest one particularly is waiting to see which one of you breaks and admits your feelings first - it’s more fun than it is exhausting, and you suppose Lena thinks the same way, if the way she smiles at you meaningfully sometimes like she has a secret is any indication

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Fanfiction Appreciation Post: Haikyuu!! (Poly Ships)

I am super grateful for all the wonderful people who put all their hard work into writing fanfiction beautifully. So, I’m going to make a couple of posts dedicated to my favorite fanfics! I have too many in Haikyuu!!, so there are subsets based on the main relationship in the fic. However, since there aren’t as many poly fics to rec, I’m consolidating all poly relationships here (the pairings will be mentioned for each fic). Enjoy!

the numerous assorted issues in the life of tsukishima kei by symphorine @asexualkurootetsurou (T; 35k; English; Complete)

Relationship: Hinata Shouyou/Kageyama Tobio/Tsukishima Kei

Tsukishima Kei’s life is getting very difficult. He would start a revolution against fate and the universe if he wasn’t so painfully aware it’s entirely his own fault. He’s starting to think he secretely hates himself, honestly. Or maybe he angered some deity, somehow. Or it’s karma from a previous life. Whatever it is, he’s fucked.

(Yamaguchi just thinks he’s scared.)

Comments: This is just incredible. I enjoyed it so much, gosh, i can’t express how much. Such an incredible contribution to the tag.

High Dive by BlueColoredDreams (M; 19k; English; Chapters 4/?)

Relationship: Tsukishima Kei/Yachi Hitoka/Yamaguchi Tadashi

Kei thinks that he can handle being roommates with Tadashi and being in love with him at the same time. He can’t, but he’ll take what he can get, even if it’s just being friends with benefits.

Tadashi and Hitoka want to give him more.

Comments: OMG this was so good. My heart ached for Kei multiple times, and I just loved how the plot has been built up.

Mannequin Men by surveycorpsjean @zanimez (M; 76k; English; Complete)

Relationship: Akaashi Keiji/Bokuto Koutarou/Kuroo Tetsurou/Tsukishima Kei

The modeling world is full of hungry wolves, constantly clambering over the other, snarling and desperate. They fight, and they kill, trampling over anything in their path.

In this case, Akaashi fell in love with the wolves.

Comments: This was a rollercoaster of emotions. I laughed, cried, ‘aww’d a lot throughout this one. 

happy mother’s day! by MissMairin @anyhao (T; 2.8k; English; Complete)

Relationship: Hinata Shouyou/Kageyama Tobio/Tsukishima Kei/Yamaguchi Tadashi

As captain of Karasuno Volleyball Club, Yamaguchi had changed a lot since his first year. He finally mastered the float serve. Puberty was gracious to him. He had gotten piercings and tattoos. Most importantly, though, he had picked up a new skill. His maternal instincts.

[Four times Yamaguchi’s maternal instincts had helped his team, and one time the team helped him.]

Comments: This is so pure and beautiful. 

Together, We’re Infinite by thunderingskies @josai (M; 8.9k; English; Complete)

Relationship: Akaashi Keiji/Bokuto Koutarou/Kuroo Tetsurou/Tsukishima Kei

Tsukishima has never liked being touched.

A pat on the back, a hug from a relative, a friend nudging his ribs - it’s an invasion of his personal space, and he hates it. It’s awkward, uncomfortable. A reminder of how different he is, because normal people seem to like it, and that’s just not him.

That is, until the day Tsukishima finally learns that maybe being touched isn’t so bad after all - at least, not when it comes to them.

Comments: One of the best getting together fics with poly ships. Lovely.

So, You’ll Be Joining Us? by helloyesIamtrash (G; 5.4k; English; Complete)

Relationship: Akaashi Keiji/Bokuto Koutarou/Kuroo Tetsurou/Tsukishima Kei

Though no one knows how or why, at midnight on a person’s 16th birthday, they get writing on their wrist, almost like a tattoo. This writing, whatever it says, has something to do with your soulmate. It’s usually something like the first thing they say to you after it appears, or an inside joke you two will have, maybe a phrase they say a lot. Simply a push in the right direction, fate’s little nudge-nudge wink-wink about what future you have in store. This is the story of how Tsukishima Kei got three soulmates.

Comments: This was so funny but also really cute, and I love what Kei’s first words to the others are.

This list is in no way complete. These are just a handful of the several fics that have given me the feels, warmed my heart, made me melt, brightened my day, and/or inspired me. Even if those fics aren’t up here, I really appreciate the hard work of all those writers.

Stay tuned for appreciation posts of fics with other Haikyuu!! pairings, and for appreciation posts of fics for other fandoms!

For KageHina fic recs, go here!

For KuroTsuki fic recs, go here!

For TsukkiYama fic recs, go here!

For a masterpost of my fic recs, go here!

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I never got the chance to do this but I now have time away from school so here it goes….


I get a lot of heat sometimes about me loving taylorswift so much, I get the typical jokes of she dates too many dudes or that all her songs sound the same, that she was so much better when she was country and sometimes I don’t even feel like arguing with people about this subject, not because I think they are true but because they don’t understand it all. Taylor has made such an impact on girls around the world it really is inspiring to see someone that is an actual role model that they can look up too. But what people don’t know is that she doesn’t cater to just girls. Yes I message her about my life, my day, my love life, what I think she should perform. This is where some more heat comes in… people saying she wont recognize you because you are a dude or that it is a waste of time because she has billions of those messages so what makes mine so special to Taylor but that’s not what matters. It is that fact that I can write to someone I do look up to someone who I see as a visionary and someone who can change and still be true to herself no matter what… It is the fact that I feel comfortable telling her the most personal stories and experiences or knowing there is a chance she read it an smiled to herself thinking how many people, male or female, lives that she touched. So when in Santa Clara on night two of the 1989 tour Taylor said, “I get messages from girls…. and sometimes boys…” it doesn’t matter if there were a million other guys in the world that messaged her or anything of that nature it was the fact that she said it in general that made me feel that I was important that I should be able to tell her anything and that she may read them. I felt it was a personal thing that Taylor and I shared even though I was further away then everyone in the pit ot B stage


So I guess all in all I just want to say to everyone that never let what others say get to you yes it will be irritating and sometimes it can be very frustrating but as long as you know that Taylor is listening, reading, watching whatever you post that is all that really matters… and to Taylor I just want to say you are doing an amazing job at what you do and you should never give up… always keep your head held high and your fans screaming louder and louder cause we love you every single one of us no matter what gender or anything else <3

thanks for hearing me out,

Matt


P.S sorry for my yelling it can be a little obnoxious but in all honesty it is Taylor so you kind of had to expect that :) 

anonymous asked:

Love Love love you're writing. I scrolled back who knows how far trying to read them all! Idk if you're taking requests but if you could write a fremione where George is secretly Fred's wingman as in he talks him up whenever hermiones around because he knows that fred has a thing for her but fred has no clue. Really love your writing!

Hi, Anon! Thank you!! It makes me happy beyond words to hear that you enjoy my stories so much! And your request sounds hella cute, so of course it got me inspired! Haha! 
I posted this on ff too, for those interested!
 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12582104/1/Leave-it-to-George

It happened a lot lately. The most curious thing. If Fred didn’t know better, he’d think . . .but, no, that was ridiculous. Because there was no way she could…could she?

Fred Weasley fancied Hermione Granger. However insane many would think this, he fancied her. Proper. From the way she irritated him with her adherence to rules, to the way she continuously broke said rules. From the way she scrunched her nose up at his antics, to the way she’d laugh brightly at his jokes. He couldn’t help it, he was enamoured. Smitten. 

This of course wasn’t something Fred had made public. In fact, it had taken time for even himself to acknowledge his feelings and it was information he’d only shared with a select few; namely, his sister Ginny and his twin, George. The rest of Hogwarts thought the two of them as far from compatible as it could get. That they preferred to steer clear of one another. Hermione included.

Therefore, the only reason he could think was behind Hermione’s sudden decision to start talking to him and sharing ideas with him, was because she liked him back. But that would be insane. She liked Ron …didn’t she?

“ …either way, I thought you might find this interesting. I certainly did.”

Fred blinked and snapped his attention back to the brunette in front of him.

“I’m so sorry, Hermione,” he said, “I didn’t catch that.”

He could tell by the twitch of her lips that she was annoyed, but found some patience inside to give it a second try. “I was telling you that I have a book on advanced Transfiguration for you, since I heard you were interested. It specifically mentions turning inanimate objects into living things. You tried creating your own animals, right? Well, with this you might be able to.”

“Thank you, Hermione. This is brilliant. And very kind of you.”

Her peeks turned a bit pink. “It was nothing. It’s just nice to know that there are people interested in learning more, outside of their curriculum.”

Fred smiled. “Never thought you’d respect me for my intellect, but I’ll take it.”

“Just don’t make me regret it,” she said and laughed, stepping away.

Holding the book she’d handed him, Fred felt a fuzzy sort of feeling. It was nice.

Then George sat down. “Saw you talking to Granger. How’s that going?”

“Believe it or not, we actually finished having a civil conversation. I think she might be coming around on me.”

George nodded, his expression far too smug for Fred’s liking. Far, far too smug …

“What did you do?” Fred asked.

George patted him on the shoulder. “Oh, nothing, brother. Nothing.”

Fred didn’t believe him, but let it be. Whatever George had done had got Hermione talking to him, so there probably hadn’t been anything untoward at hand here. Unless George had Confunded her.

Fred dismissed that last part and continued eating his dinner.

The next few weeks however, Fred’s faith in his brother wavered, as Hermione was acting like she’d been hit with a Confundus charm or more. After lending him another one of her books, she’d appeared at his spot in the Gryffindor common room and scolded him for turning Zacharias Smith’s nose green and not stopped until he—and a very out-of-breath George, who hadn’t shown up until the last minute—had explained that he’d only done it because he’d been speaking badly about Harry. She blushed and apologised and Fred had thought that would be it.

But then similar events kept happening: Hermione would speak to him and start an amicable conversation, only to later scold or chastise or send him a cold look across the room.

It had gone so far that he now mentally prepared for either a hex or a hug whenever he saw the witch approach him. 

“What did she do now?” George asked as Fred stumbled in and immediately aimed for the bed.

Fred landed with a soft thud and held up a small jar. “Supposed to be good for healing potions. I swear, George, I don’t know what’s going on in that girl’s mind.”

His brother hummed in response and averted his eyes. “But you’re talking?”

“Oh, we’re talking. And that’s what’s confusing me.”

“But you’re overall enjoying your time together?”

Fred narrowed his eyes at his twin. “Before, you said it was nothing. That you weren’t doing anything.”

“And I’m not. Unless you count developing a new and more immediate working ‘Fever Fudge’ as nothing.”

There was a moment of silence. Then, “George?”

“Yes?”

“Would you mind letting Hermione know I’m taking Arithmancy?”

George grinned. “Leave it to me, bro’.”

anonymous asked:

Romanced companion react to sole want to have a baby?

Before I begin: I would like to thank all the people who wrote the amazing, kind things to me. You all really helped me a lot. I can feel myself healing emotionally and I actually feel good, rested and inspired and simmply willing and wanting to do things again. And to live. I haven’t spoken to the girl who used to be my friend since and I am actually glad. I suppose sometimes you have to lose something in order to get something better? Anyway, I hope I still got the ability to write like a human being :)


Also, let’s pretend synths potentionally can have babies.


Cait - She thinks they are joking at first. After all, after Shaun? She can understand them in a way, yet she is very anxious about becoming a mother after what she had been through as a child herself. It takes a while for her to change her mind, but one day, she realises that she will never be like her parents, for she loves Sole and she is definetely going to love the hell out of their little bundle of joy.

Curie - She is more than a little excited about the idea, but is worried whether it is even possible: Not only she would love to make some notes about pregnancy itself, but the very thought of something that has been entirely made by her and Sole, bound by blood and DNA, that has its own mind, heart, soul and life is making her glow with excitement and anticipation.

Danse - He swept them of their feet when they told him - Danse adored the Brotherhood, but he always felt that he was the kind of guy who would surely want a family at some point of his life and the thought of having this family with Sole made his heart sore the same way like when Sole kissed him for the first time. He was just hopeful that they could make it work somehow.

Deacon - He wasn’t exactly thrilled. Sure, he loved Sole to pieces, but he as a father? He was quite comfortable with being something like an uncle to little Shaun, but having an actual child of his own was rather a crazy thought for him. It reminded him of the situation with Barbara and he knew he could never bare losing someone so dear to him again. He keeps the option open, but doesn’t really want to act unless he knows Sole and the potential child are going to be absolutely safe.

Hancock - He doesn’t know what to say. Even if it was possible for him to have children, he has no idea how’d he raise them. He’s a junkie and a drinker and he knows that Sole accepts this, but a child? He would like to have a family, a healthy one, but he isn’t sure if he’s ready to do such thing yet. He knows that he definetely will be ready one day and when the day comes, he’ll be ready to get rid of his addictions as well.

MacCready - He’s rather excited, if he had to be honest. Duncan and Shaun had only proven to him how much he loves being a father and the more, the merrier. He is certain that things are going to be pretty tough, even the people living cushy in Diamond City usually have only one or two kids, but as long as Sole and himself are together, they can handle even the wildest group of youngsters, especially since the youngsters are theirs.

Nick Valentine - Nick isn’t really sure how to react at first, not only he thinks Sole’s request might be close to impossible, he also cannot quite imagine himself as a father. Not now, at least, in his current robotic form. Immortal form. As much as he’d like to give Sole what they want and maybe even have a real family with them, he isn’t sure he’s able to see them die and then live on for who knows how many more centuries.

Piper - She almost chokes on her Nuka Cola at first and tiny drops of it are soon coming out of her mouth and nose. When even this sight doesn’t make Sole take it back she goes silent. Piper never really thought of it - She was busy doing her papers and trying to care for Nat and was happy to squeeze her relationship with Sole into her otherwise very full schedule. Piper and Sole have decided to keep the option open, but not act on it just yet.

Preston - For a while, Preston just stared at them, his eyes huge and a wide smile appearing on his face - he looked like a child on Christmas. He asked Sole if they really meant it. Helping people, loving home, someone he loved and children were the four things he always secretly wished for and Sole already gave him three of them. When Sole nodded at his question, he almost struggled them in his embrace, already full of delight and anticipation.

X6-88 - It takes a lot of time for X6 to accept new things and Sole’s whole relationship with him is a lot of waiting and persuading. It took long for him to kiss, hug, or even touch Sole in public and he still isn’t absolutely comfortable doing it. So of course he said a clear ‘no’ to Sole’s request. Although Sole cannot be sure he will ever change his mind, all they gotta do is try and maybe, someday he will. He even held their hand in Diamond City the other day, so nothing’s impossible…

anonymous asked:

i cant get over the idea of neil developing this really obscure sense of humor in his college years from prolonged exposure to the foxes? they introduce him to memes n ironic millenial comedy n he takes on andrews deadpan humour. his social media accounts?? fucking hilarious. a lot of his followers know nothing ab exy but just follow him for his dumb jokes. idk if you've seen it but neil as the guy in the 'road work ahead? uh ye i sure hope it does' vine is what inspired this train of thought

the boy has spent so much energy for so long trying to survive that he’s got some leftover cynicism to spare so obviously it has to become his sense of humour it just makes sense

(also i fuckin love that vine)

This is probably the weirdest post I’ll ever write

I’m looking to commission a funny rooster picture for my mom as a future Christmas gift. She recently got chickens (Ameraucanas) for laying eggs, and she made the joke that she should post a sexy rooster pinup in their chicken coop to inspire them. I want to make this a reality. Ideally I’ve love to have an entire calendar made but that’s a lot of time and effort, and I’m not sure there’d be enough time to do it well.


The way I kind if imagine it right now is like… Probably just photoshopped images of colorful roosters so that they’ve got their wings up as if they’re flexing their muscles, and they’re wearing Speedos or something. I wouldn’t want anything terribly crude, and the funnier we can make this the better, so the art style and everything is definitely up for discussion.


If you are an artist who is open to this sort of strange commission or know someone who might be, comment on this post so I can look at your/their art style, discuss your/their ideas for the project, and/or eventually discuss rate of pay. If you don’t know of anyone I’d be really grateful if you could reblog this.


Thanks!


TL;DR: Looking for sexy rooster pinup art. Comment to volunteer yourself or someone else as tribute.

anonymous asked:

I really love your writing and I was wondering if you have any tips for writers just starting out? I'm not even sure if I'm a good enough writer to actually be successful, but I really love writing.

alright well, i really cannot stress this enough, but i promise you i didn’t wake up one morning being at the level i am right now. i’ve been writing stories since i was like- really young. i think it’s probably been a good thing that my mom has always been like, BE A WRITER. YOURE SO FUNNY. WHERES YOUR NOVEL??? and like sometimes she can be very… overwhelming, but having encouragement i think was my number one boon. so let me first start by saying, be a writer!!!! if you love it, that means you have to do it! even if you don’t feel like it’s where you want to be just yet, you have to start somewhere.

honestly, i think i’ve always enjoyed writing, but along with writing, you gotta read. and i’m not saying you have to go out and read ulyises- you can read stuff online, you can read meg fucking cabot, but read what you like- i think i’ve developed my tone, most of all, from ripping off @icedvulpix and @brella. And like, I’m sort of kidding, but on the other hand, when i read their stuff, i like it so much that i really try to implement elements of their styles (ari is viscerally descriptive, gwen writes the way a wes anderson film feels) into my own. and of course it’s not going to be exact, we’re all different writers with our own thoughts and preferences. so we work off of each other- we’re not copying each other, we’re helping each other grow. having a steady exchange with a friend can really help improve your style- also because it will make you more apt at proofreading. 

and this is something i as an adult still have issues with, but am forcing myself to do- write, even if it sounds weird as you’re putting it on the page, and then go back over it later. my biggest improvement as a writer has come from being more serious about treating first drafts exactly like as they say on the tin- as my first go at the story i want to tell. i don’t scrap everything, but i certainly am trying more to leave things for say, an hour, and then come back and edit. the most important part of writing is the act of it- getting the idea out of your head and onto the page. from there, you can shape it a lot more easily, but it has to be written out first.

like listen. when i started writing, it was like, true blood inspired stuff that i think about and i’m like wow i really thought that was a good idea, thanks 15 year old me, and the thing about me is, i only got into fandom when i was around 19, so any fic i wrote before then is scribbled in journals under my bed and stuff and no one will ever see it. no one will ever know. you’ll never know my dark secrets.

but the thing is- like i joke, but you don’t have to be embarrassed! because one day you’re gonna look at your old stuff and be like, okay i can see where i was going with this, i clearly didn’t know how to get there but i was trying! no one starts out where they want to be- that’s why it’s called starting. 

My Asylum 18

Okay folks so here I’m going to attempt to write up my weekend at Asylum 18 in Blackpool. For those about to read, I salute you. Imma try and keep it to the highlights but bear with it’s gonna be a big post.


Four hour drive up on Friday morn and then a lot of waiting around after finally meeting the awesome @teamfreewill-imagine. Got registered around 2.30pm then waited for Jamie to come out of the pre-orders queue (I didn’t even attempt joining it was loooong). Queued for the autograph room as they decided to do some that evening. 

Head in and make a beeline for Briana who is stunning and just fucking lovely. I won’t tell Jamie’s story for her so check out her blog for more. My turn and I tell her “I bloody love you” and she grins and says she loves me too. Bless her for signing her character underneath her name before I could say I loved her…. I think she was worried people wouldn’t know who she was. 

Off to Osric (I don’t remember the exact order we went in but sure I’ll say this next. He sent me a snapchat a while back in response to one I sent about being at the GOTG Vol 2 premiere and I brought it up leading the three of us into a Marvel sequels debate. I said I thought it broke the sequels curse (Thor 2 excluded), he disagreed but we all agreed on the Wolveerine origin story at the same time then he said Spiderman 2 with Tobey Maguire and I said it was terrible where he sat back in his chair and was appalled which just made me laugh. We argued a touch then I said “But I still love you, though” and he says “And I still love TOBEY” to which I just laughed more as he did and said “My poor little frozen heart.” Not sure why that was my response but sure.


Went to Kim Rhodes who said “I fucking love your shirt” - it was the Wayward AF Creation Stands one - and I said “Well I fucking love you” to which she had the most gorgeous grin and said it back.

Mark Pellegrino was pretty chuffed that him liking my tweets managed to persuade me to come to con.


Friday evening - all of my inclusive autographs already done and fish and chips back at the hotel. Winner.

Saturday morning we head in and head to the pre-orders queue… which is not open yet as so many still need to register. I go to the stewards meeting instead and agree to volunteer in the panels hall for the day and run the mic.


Have a hilarious day of running the mic, chatting with other fans and even getting to ask my own questions when there was no one in the queue and also at the beginning of Misha’s panel.


Got to ask Kim and Briana a question in the first panel - I asked if their characters could appear in any other film or tv show what would they appear in and what would they get up to - Briana said she’d loved to see Donna in Game of Thrones and she and Kim joked about her trying to clear fire hydrens for dragons. Kim said she’d like to see Jodi on The Walking Dead kicking ass.


A fan forgot her question in the queue so asked me for one and I told her to ask Adam and David if the boot had been on the other foot would Mick have killed Ketch and how would it have gone down.


Asked Misha the same question about different film or tv show but after I said hello he mimicked me then did his British accent and laughed about how people said he accent was terible. He said it was niche and that it was someone born in Southern England that had spent ten years in Leeds and then a year in Australia so actually it was spot on we just didn’t get it. He then said he’d love to see Castiel in Debbie loves Dallas.


Another fan forgot a question for Mark P and Alaina so I suggested they ask who would they possess and Mark said Trump, Alaina said Mark Sheppard.


Mark Sheppard broke all the panel rules and went walk about which was brilliant. I have dubbed him ‘the savage wanderer’ and he was absolutely hilarious. Standing with the people waiting to ask questions was funny too as he kept coming down to intimidate them and getting really close to them. On around the fourth time around he looked at me and went “You still here?” To which I just laughed and said “Looks like it.” 


The Hillywood Show - I didn’t know much about them but really enjoyed their panel and had a great laugh dancing with fans at the back of the hall waiting for them to come on. Asked them if they had any show or movie they were too protective of and loved too much to want to cover or do a parody of it and they said no.


Day 2 done and still have all my photo ops and two more autos to go.


Sunday another early start and a big day ahead. Decided not to steward in the morning as the likelihood of being free to help was pretty slim and this turned out to be a good call. My group was called for the Misha photos pretty early so I went there pretty much straight away. It was hectic as they had so many to get through so it was get in, get out but he said hello and smiled, I thanked him for coming, he thanked me too then we had our picture and he took my hand and squeezed it as I left. Now I should preface this with I hate pictures of me taken by other people. I rarely like pictures I take myself, to be honest. But I am beyond thrilled with the picture of us both and so relieved I love it. So chuffed!


I had a little while in the panel room then Misha autos were called so I took the card I had put together with the messages from all the donors of my fundraiser with me. When I went in they were actually doing Mark Sheppard’s autos too and the line was shorter so I went there first but got told to go to the front because I was volunteering, I didn’t really want to but since the line was so long for Misha and I was worried about giving him the card I did and Mark grinned at me saying I was being sly sliding in. He called me sweetheart, said thank you when I said he was awesome and signed my poster.


Went over to Misha and joined the queue. I could’ve skipped but I don’t like to and I was nervous as fuck to give him the card. Finally got to the front and he looked up and smiled and said hi, I said hello and gave him the card, he asked what it was and I said I’d raised over $2000 for Random Acts this year to which he did my favourite shocked face and sat back a little to look at me. I said that a few of the donors wanted to share messages to thank him for inspiring them and I did too. He put the card to one side and held out his hand which I took and thought he wanted to shake it but he held on then said “Thank you so much, it means a lot” and I said something along the lines of “No thank you for inspiring us, you help more than you know.” He squeezed my hand again and thanked me again then I went to go and nearly forgot my poster so he pulled it along for me and I said “I’d better take this” and he grinned, winked and I left.

Got back in time for the end of The Hillywood Show panel and got to watch Mark S be the wandering savage again. He went from ignoring us and making Adam tell jokes to taking the piss out of fans and eating then to a really heartfelt speech about the SPN family at the end. A rollercoaster of emotions but just awesome from start to finish.


Watched Adam & David’s second panel and asked them a question this time - As there is a British Men of Letters, presumably there is a Canadian branch and an Irish one- would their policies be different and what would they be like? David said the Canadian side would be very polite and Adam said to get into the Irish side you’d have to be the last man standing on a boozy night out. I also mentioned how I’m moving to Vancouver (as I found David’s references funny) and they wished me luck which was sweet and something about ketchup chips? A fan brought the song that David used to have to dance to (Whip It by Devo?) he mentioned in Saturday’s panel and like a true sport he got up and danced for us all which was brilliant (and hilarious).


From there I went for my Misha and Mark S photo op. Walked in said “Thanks love” to the volunteer/crew member and said hello to them both, Misha grins and says “What would you like to do ‘love’?” the accent again hah and I said “I’m happy, do whatever you want with me.” realising the second after it left my mouth what I’d said, both guys grin and give me a look then Mark S says “We’ll take you home then” to which I said “Don’t tempt me” and Misha wrapped his arms around me as Mark put his arm around and it looks like he’s trying to steal me in our op. Thanked them both and got a squeeze from both then left.


Straight to Adam and David’s op which I shared which Jamie and we could not stop laughing. I had such an epic time with her this weekend and we’d never met before nor did we really know each other so I was really lucky to have someone so awesome to hang with for the weekend. We were almost crying with laughter in the queue and couldn’t work out what to do for our op. We then got told no poses which we were relieved about because we couldn’t think of anything despite having had three days to come up with it. We got our photo with the boys who were lovely and the photo is great! We all look like we’re siblings who’ve been shoved together for a family photo- I love it.


Made it back for Kim and Briana’s panel and they were a steward down so I ran mic again for that one and then Misha’s to finish the weekend. 


I will post quotes that I remember separately - I have very few photos but I’ll probably post my ops at some point too.


Thanks to everyone I saw over the weekend, especially Jamie and her friend Laura for being great company and to everyone for being so great when I was stewarding. My first Supernatural convention and I loved every second of it.

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OH COME ON YOU ALL SAW THIS COMING

an appmon oc, Lingomon! if i ever end up making a appmon driver, OC he’s going to be his Buddy. a running joke would be that people mistake his name for “ringo” as in apple, and wonder if he’s a healthy-eating app.

My friend has been using Duolingo a lot lately and got me into using it to keep practicing Japanese in my offtime, so he’s a language-learning app.
I didn’t want to just straight rip off duolingo, tho, and I felt a parrot would be too obvious, so I actually kind of sort of drew inspiration from sharks (because, you know, babelfish?).
His belly screen basically provides subtitles for everything he says, in whatever language he’s speaking, but when he’s excited he babbles so fast that his subtitles just give up trying to keep up.

His appgattai partner to super grade is Volumon, a volume-control appmon (tool type), and they’d create Soundmon, who’s– I don’t know how to say it concisely, but a sound recognition app, like Soundhound or Shazam (entertainment type).
From there, Soundmon appgatais with Codemon, an encryption app (tool type), to reach the ultimate-grade Jammon, a signal jammer (tool type).

i may draw volumon/soundmon/codemon/jammon if anyone is interested but for now have this lmao

Hey, Tangerine here! Today I’m going to talk about the arm joke in volume 4.

Ok yeah this is a….heated debate to say the least, and it’s not hard to see why. Humor is subjective at the best of times, dark humor especially so. So it’s probably no surprise that you got people debating this subject in….very passionate ways. Now one massive ramble under the break!

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@ all undertale kins

Hi I’m Pacifist!Frisk and I love you!!

Sans, you’re selfless and strong! You care so much and you kept me safe, I can’t thank you enough, and your jokes are super funny! Never lose hope, okay? You got this!

Papyrus, you’re giving and earnest! Don’t let anybody tell you that you don’t have determination, you have more than a lot of humans! You are an inspiration. You can do anything!

Toriel, you’re compassionate and good! You took such good care of me and everyone else, you are so wonderful. Don’t doubt your worth for a second. Anyone would be privileged to call you a friend!

Mettaton, you’re enthusiastic and endearing! The most fabulous robot to ever grace a universe, and you’re no less captivating this time around! You’re so clever and ambitious, you’re a shining star!

Undyne, you’re enduring and powerful! You have so much passion for everything you do, a spirit like yours can’t be broken. Don’t lose your fire, every goal is within your reach!

Alphys, you’re talented and clever! Don’t sell yourself short, my brilliant, creative friend. Find your niche and hang onto it, and you’ll blow this world away with your talent. Keep moving forward and remember that you are loved!

Asgore, you’re well-intentioned and courageous! The good and beloved king, everyone looked up to you for a reason. Keep your mind open, and keep trying. You’re just as admirable in this life!

Asriel, you’re genuine and loyal! Your heart was so good, don’t let a few mistakes get you down okay? This time around we’ve all got a shot for a happy ending, and that means you too so long as you keep going!

Flowey, you are intelligent and driven! All that strength of yours is still there to be harnessed, put it to use for good and you can do astounding things! New lives bring second chances, and your new beginning could be the beginning of something amazing!

No matter what you’re going through now, or how hard this life gets, there is still hope. Trust me, I’ve almost lost my soul a few times, but anything can be survived so long as we all stay determined! <3