i had to make them a lot smaller

Working with the Remains of Pets

This is something that I have seen come up a lot recently. My friend, who is a vet tech, and I were recently talking about how many animals are simply abandoned when they pass away at the vet’s. Usually the vet waits to see if the owners will collect the body, but often times it continues to sit in the freezer, waiting.

I have worked with the spirits of my land and of the dead since I was a child, ancestry working is very important to me, and I see no reason why the animals in our lives shouldn’t be held to the same respect. As a witch, I will continue to work with the spirits of my pets long after they have passed. Now I am one of those people who isn’t sure how I feel about the claiming of living pets as familiars, but after death I have worked very closely with the spirits of some of my deceased pets and a few of them could potentially take on that name.

There are two ways that I incorporate the remains of pets into my witchcraft:

1. Using the skull as a spirit house for the spirit of the animal to reside in.

2. Using the bones for readings.

Now, before doing either of these I always perform a ritual that allows me to make contact with the spirit and make sure that this is something that it wants. Always ask permission. I then do a cleansing of the body, releasing any of the potential traumas of death. I then place the body in a rot box a safe distance from the house. With smaller animals this can also be done in a large flower pot. After the body has had time to decompose and I have macerated it and degreased it and put the skull back together (I won’t go into that here, but there are plenty of great How-To’s in the Vulture Culture tag) then I will continue.

Awakening the skull for spirit connection:

The way that this is done can vary for everyone. I personally have made a specific incense for this purpose that I will light. I then sit with the skull and hold it so that I can look into the eyes of it and I will enter a trance state. The experiences from there will differ depending on the animal. In some instances I have had a journey-like experience where I have travelled to a space in order to commune with the spirit, in other cases I have had direct contact through hearing the words of the animal, or in some cases feeling the primal needs of the animal translated into thoughts that my own mind can then decipher.

It will really greatly depend on the spirit itself and the relationship you have had with it. This can also be done with the skulls of animals you don’t have  prior relationship with, but if you haven’t done a ritual in which you asked permission before this process then I HIGHLY suggest approaching the spirit with respect and always asking before assuming.

Bone Divination

Another great way to incorporate the remains of pets who have passed is by incorporating their smaller bones into a bone throwing set. I have been developing my own set for awhile now, finding pieces, holding them and listening to see if they would fit with the set. When making bone sets a lot of people find that they have a lot of bones of animals that are easy to obtain (raccoon, coyote, claws from wolves and bobcats, etc) as you develop your set though you will find ways to incorporate more of yourself and the spirits that guide you into it. The bones of your beloved pets can make a wonderful edition to these sets because of the relationship you shared with them, and the meaning and guidance of these bones would take on a whole new level depending on that relationship as well.

 @qedavathegrey  has a great post on Bone Throwing here: http://qedavathegrey.tumblr.com/post/139646665198/throwin-the-bones-of-the-divinatory-techniques


The picture of the skull above is not mine. Found on Pinterest, if you know who the credit belongs to, please let me know.

@cosmic-witch - I know you plan on cremating, but here is what I was talking about.

Some little things about Billie Joe Armstrong

-(inspired by this post)

-he’s very soft spoken, articulate and thoughtful when he is speaking one-on-one with someone

-if you give him your art he will tell you how much he loves it and be sincere and overly compliment you, and he will probably hold on to it for while

-his favorite Green Day song is Holiday because he loves playing it live

-his everyday clothing is usually a flannel or old t-shirt, with black skinny jeans and converse as you’d expect.  When he’s not on tour he lets his stubble grow out more.  Sometimes he even wears shorts.

-he is a completely different person onstage verses offstage

-ever since becoming sober, he drinks a lot of coffee and soda instead

-if you meet him you can see he is aging with the wrinkles around his eyes and smile lines around his face and bits of grey hair, but it doesn’t matter because time passes by and no one is immune to age, he is still the inspirational man he always has been who will never stop writing powerful music and performing like every show is his last

-he tries to personalize every signature he writes, whether it is adding explanation marks, writing a phrase from your conversation, the year, or asking your name and writing that down

-he also likes to draw on things some people have him sign

-he tries his best to befriend his fans but can get very nervous and shy if there are a lot of them around at once and he has to talk to a lot of people

-he seems to be a classic introvert, if you talk to him from outside of his social group and “rock star” life

-he is a lot smaller than you’d expect- not only short but just tiny, man

anonymous asked:

Hey, I'm writing this story and I have all my characters planned along with a few main points of the plot. Now, I'm writing a pirate fantasy romance story and I wanted some advice on it, especially on the relationship with the pirate and the main girl. Since most of the story will be set on the pirate ship I needed some help on things that could happen between them on it to get them to get close (The girl is captured by the way). Also about parts of pirate ships if it's too much.

Ooooh boy did you come to the right person! I know a few things about pirates and definitely knows the parts of a ship. I’d say “don’t get me started on pirates” but I’m afraid it’s too late.

Let’s talk about the ship first, since familiarity with it well help you set the scenes more naturally, and then we’ll brainstorm some things that they could do together on board.

First of all, let’s talk about types of ships. There isn’t just one established “pirate ship” that all pirates use. Ships were designed and redesigned for different purposes and conditions- some were built for speed, some for cargo, some for long voyages or harsh conditions, some for defense and some for attack. No single ship would ever be completely perfect- if you want your ship to be fast, for example, you might have to sacrifice some cargo space, which meant a smaller crew and less months at sea before you have to make port to re-stock again.

However, with all that being said, there was definitely some favorites. While it’s true that pirates from different parts of the world sometimes preferred different ships, the most common and popular would probably be the sloop. (Yes, I know it’s a funny word, lots of ships had funny names.) 

Sloops were a favorite among pirates because they were slim and fast, which made them great for intercepting other ships and escaping attacks themselves. They typically only had 1 or very rarely 2-3 masts, and usually had up to 75 crew members, at its largest, and a max of 14 cannons, which is pretty darn good.

Of course there are other options, depending on the needs of your particular pirates. Another popular option was the brigantine, which was not nearly as fast, but better suited for the long term, with a crew closer to 100 members and usually around 12 cannons. 

I know more ships, but let’s not get carried away. Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting parts of the ship.

Basics:

  Port= left, starboard= right, stern=back, and bow=front. When you refer to something as being “aft”, you mean it’s towards the back of the ship, towards stern. When something is “fore”, it means it is found closer to the front of the ship, or the bow. 

Galley= kitchen

Brig= prison

The head= the toilet

The Helm= the “steering wheel” of the ship

First, let’s know our decks. As you probably know, the deck is the top part of the ship, the wood that you walk on and where you see most of the action take place in movies, but there are different names for the different parts of the deck. The “poop deck” is the highest part, usually raised above the captain’s quarters, which was typically found “aft”, towards the back of the ship. The quarterdeck, on the other hand, is the important deck, usually where the captain or quartermaster stands and gives the orders. The big part is just called the deck or main deck.

The Captain’s quarters were briefly mentioned- the captain was the only one who had his own residence, and they were typically pretty luxurious.

Now the actually somewhat interesting parts.

NOT “The Crow’s Nest”!!!: The part you know as the “crow’s nest” is not actually called a crow’s nest, or at least, not on a pirate ship. That’s actually whaling terminology. The platform at the top of the mast is actually called the “top” or “fighting top” and yes, it can be used for scouting out land or obstacles, but it was actually known for a being a good place to sit with a gun and shoot your enemies on the deck, like a pirate sniper.

The Forecastle: This is the quarters of the crew. Often times in stories I see the crew each having their own cabins, or at the most, a roommate or two. That’s not exactly how it worked on an actual ship. Not that they actually spent much time in the bunk- it was really just a place to sleep when not on duty.

The Bilge: The is the bottom part of the ship. Dark, dank, musty, gross, but also the first place to tell if you have a leak. If you do have a leak, you want to run down to the bilge and fix them quickly, because if it fills up, you’re going down.

The Mast: There are actually different names for the different masts, depending on how many your ship has. If you have a speedy ship, it’s probably slow and you probably only have the one “main mast.” If the mast is destroyed, it’s not uncommon to build an emergency one really fast, called the “jury mast”- since you do need a mast to sail. The mast is the big wooden pole in the middle from which the sails are hung.

The Yardarm: This is the long pole that goes across the mast to hold the sails. I included it because it was also a popular place to hang people on.

Gangway/Gangplank: They’re actually different things. The gangWAY is the passages along the side of a ship, like a hallway. The gangPLANK is what is set down to walk on between ship and pier. 

In honesty, all of the sails and lines have different names and purposes too, but I’m not going to get too into it right now. You can find some of them on websites like this or this.

Now for what they can do together…

A lot depends on their status on board. If the girl has been captured, determine how her captivity is taking place. If she’s being locked in the brig or cabin, their first interactions might involve them bringing her food or care, etc.

- It’s also possible that they are made to guard her, and hours of boredom turns to conversation after a while

It also matters what role the pirate has on board the ship. Here is an idea of roles on board a pirate ship.

If she has some amount of freedom (it is a ship at sea, what’s she gonna do, run away?), that will open up some more possibilities.

  • If the girl is curious, she might be interested in seeing how the ship is run. Or, the captain could potentially decide to make her help out with things. She is an extra pair of hands, after all. 
  • There are lots of tasks involved within the running of a ship. She doesn’t necessarily have to be doing the sailing- she could help out in the galley, sew sails or clothes, maintain weapons, and so on. 
  • Maybe she is made to do some tasks, but she doesn’t know how, and they take pity and try to help her out a little
  •  There’s nothing like a nice emergency to make people work together. Being forced to work together for survival- a storm, a mutiny, an attack,etc- is a great bonding experience for anyone.
  • Perhaps the girl has something that the pirate wants, depending on her background. A random example- perhaps she has an educated background, and the pirate has something that they need read, or written, or something else. Really, it could be any knowledge that she has that they might be interested in.
  • Maybe she has something they want to know, so they’re nice to her in trying to get information, but then end up actually becoming close
  • Conversely, maybe she is interested in something that they can do, and keeps talking to them about it until their interest becomes mutual

I’m going to have to wrap this up, as it exciting as it is, my inbox is flooding, but I hope this helps some! Good luck, sounds like fun! Hit me up for any additional help with pirates or otherwise!

~Penemue

Misplaced Anger

Title: Misplaced Anger

Pairing: Dean Winchester x reader

Characters: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Castiel

Word Count: 808

Warnings: angst, near rape (…?)

Summary: Every year you go to the cemetery to see your deceased family. This time something goes terribly wrong. 

Notes: Fic was written by my other half @anechoofbella. She technically co-runs this blog though she’s never on Tumblr. She also wrote “Suprise?” if you were wondering.

Masterlist | Part 2

The cemetery was rather quiet on your annual visit. You held two bouquets, one full of different colors of roses, and the other containing a beautiful arrangement of lilies. The first grave you knelt at, you set the roses down, leaning them against the headstone.

“Love you mom.”

You turned toward the grave next to hers, sickeningly smaller than the first, “Hey sis, how’s it goin’ up there? I miss you two,” your gaze travels to your mother’s headstone, “a lot.”

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The Hammock

Originally posted by hughxjackman

Pairing: Negan x Reader

Warnings: Suggestions of adult themes, lots of swearing bc Negan (duh)

A/N: I saw this prompt of pinterest about OTP’s cuddling on hammock’s and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it and I’m Negan trash, so this just kinda happened. I’ve really been in the mood to write, so remember my requests are open and you can send me TWD shit or SOA shit. Just send me something. Please. I’m begging. (Also, gif ist nicht mein). Enjoy!


It was the first nice day in a long time. Y/N had off work and decided the best use of her time would be to do some work around the house. She opened all of the windows in the house and gathered up her and Negan’s bedding, as well as the couple blankets they kept downstairs for while they watched TV. She threw it all in the washer before taking it outside and letting it dry on the wash line. She was obsessed with how they smelled once they came in from outside.

She decided then, just to order some pizza, preferring not to burden herself on her day off. She’d called Negan beforehand, he was at the car dealership since it was summer, and he agreed, not only that pizza would be good, but they’d he’d pick it up on his way home. She went ahead and placed the order for two large pizzas.

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cosmere small pet headcanons:

Siri: Siri has had a ridiculous amount of hamsters over the years omg

Kaladin: listen my boy Kal’s room is full to the brim of rat cages he has at least ten lazy fat boy rats. He kisses their noses.

Renarin: also rats, but smaller girl ones who love to explore. He teaches them cool tricks and makes lots of toys for their cage. Probably had a ferret at some point too.

Elend: His bunnies are all named for historical figures. He reads to them.

Shallan: Gerbils! they have paint brush tails and she loves to watch them dig and burrow. They make her laugh which is good.

Steris: She has lots of sweet, curious, fancy mice who sit on her shoulders while she does the house accounts.

Adolin: Adolin’s Instagram is dedicated mainly to pictures of his beloved chinchillas; Angelcake and Princess Daisy.

Vin: A ferret. It adores her and sleeps in her clothes. 

Tien: this boy adopted lots of baby mice and fed them too many treats

Here’s a little five second transformation for all of you because I think it’s important to remember to love your body for how it looks and to not compare yourself with others. On the left i’m standing nice and tall and flexing my stomach, and on the right is me relaxed all squishy with cute little rolls. I have always carried a lot of skin on my stomach doesn’t matter what size I am and when I sit I it creates little rolls. I use to be really insecure about them and would hate even being looked at when I sat and I would check every time I sat down to see if they have gotten any smaller. I would look around at other girls who sat down and didn’t have rolls and really wish I had their bodies because I thought people would like me better or it would make me feel better about myself. BUT I have come such a far way from that mind set and honestly I am so happy with my body and I hope you are two! Remember that all bodies are different and you were blessed with this one, so treat it right and give it all the love you got because you only have one❤️

anonymous asked:

It's not like Dan and Phill don't have a lot of outside forces working on their branding though I mean with a major tour, multiple book deals and all that, they definitely aren't just two guys with a camera and a manager. (Don't think you meant that necessarily but just to talk about it I guess?)

Yeah, they definitely do have outside forces. I do believe they have more of a hand in matters than most youtubers, though. You can see that reflected in their work; the fact that they don’t have managers sitting in when they film (like youtubers signed with Gleam often do) to ensure they stick to a regular schedule of posting, the fact that they don’t pass off editing of their videos to anyone else, the fact that they refused more than the absolute minimum book signings even though that would have helped promote the book more, the fact that the only sponsorships they do are carefully tailored to them and generally for a purpose (Crunchyroll and the game company funding TATINOF), even in how they turned the tour associated with their first book into a full stage show. Even their merch was handed off to Phil’s brother - if that’s not a sign of how they like to retain control then I don’t know what is.

But even with them making overarching decisions a lot of the smaller stuff has to come down to professionals specific to those decisions. They had tour management companies in every city to negotiate venues, the book deal and sponsorship details would be brokered through management, etc. They are for all intents and purposes, an entertainment entity whose existence brings in the paychecks for a lot of people, so of course you’re right and there’s gonna be a lot of lower level employees making sure that machine keeps operating. 

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Originally posted by daisiesanddraco

Fandom: Harry Potter

Pairing: Draco Malfoy x Underweight Reader

Warning: Insecurities

Writer: @imaginesofeveryfandom aka @thequeenofthehobbits

Summary/Request: Requested by anon: Hi? I’ve just found your blog and even you though you have so many lovely fan fictions, may I request one about an underweight reader? I saw the queue but if you find the inspiration, could you write a Marvel or Draco Malfoy/ reader one? I’m a little insecure myself about this, thank you :) <3

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I can articulate the issues pertinent to my asexuality (and aromanticism), but it’s an exhausting process to constantly have to relive experiences I have had and/or capture the myriad number of issues relevant to the entire community just so that we can validate our right to continue communicating about our identity without derision and backlash. 

There’s also no guarantee that the emotional labor I put into crafting a response will be taken into genuine and careful consideration from those who are demanding we provide them with “proof” to every single problem we experience. So, I refuse to put in the effort to articulate every problem I face to people who go asking questions. It’s not my job, and there are plenty of online resources.

That being said, I feel as though young asexuals (and aromantics) may feel pressured to constantly prove themselves and to explain why something that hurts them, hurts. I remember being that age, and finding it difficult to express myself especially when the community was much smaller and the resources we had were minimal compared to today. 

I think what is important for young people especially to realize is that not being able to articulate “why” doesn’t make your perception wrong. It doesn’t mean that you’re wrong or “making things up” when you’re very clearly hurt by something. As someone who has experienced a lot of emotional abuse, it’s common to feel like you are wrong for being hurt. 

You’re not wrong. You might not be able to express yourself the “right” way, and you might say things that are inaccurate because you don’t quite know how to articulate yourself. That doesn’t mean you’re wrong for being hurt by something, for needing help with something, or for recognizing that something can be a problem for you as an asexual or aromantic person, intentional or not. 

You do not have to waste your time and energy providing explanations to people who do not care about your identity or experiences in the first place. I encourage you to keep talking about issues important to you, without giving others a platform to keep questioning you about your existence. It’s just a manipulative means to shut you up, and preserve the status quo. 

You do not owe anyone anything. This is your space to discuss things that concern you. There is such a thing as healthy criticism, and engaging in important discussions that concern intersectionality. However, you don’t owe anyone an explanation for your existence and you don’t have to be an open book about the experiences that lead you to this point in your life. 

It is entirely okay to just walk away. You’re not a bad person for not crafting labor intensive explanations that people are just going to rip apart and devalue anyways. If they think your refusal to indulge them invalidates you, that’s on them. It’s not a reflection of your actual value. It’s a reflection of their own entitled attitudes and lack of concern for your well-being.

you’ll be an architect so pull up your sleeves

philkas au in which bo has been abusing lukas since he was a kid, and the fire reaches the end of the wick

tw abuse


When Lukas falls to pieces, Philip is there to pick him up. He always has been. From the day they met in the 1st grade to now, Philip has been there to fix the broken pieces that Bo Waldenbeck creates.

Every time Bo slams Lukas to the ground, every time he comes to school hiding finger shaped bruises on his arms, every time he is caught in the crossfire of a cigarette, Philip mends things, at least on Lukas’ end. And he never questioned it, never pressed Lukas to do something. Not until recently. Not until it started to become hard to hide. To hard to ignore.

Today, Philip has Lukas sitting on the closed toilet seat as he carefully cleans out the circular burn marks on his arms, created by cigars that were jammed into his skin.

“This has to stop.” Philip says, dabbing at Lukas’ skin to get the remaining ashes out. Lukas winces, sucking in a breath.

“Don’t.” Lukas says.

“He’s going to kill you. One of these days, he’s going to kill you.” Philip says.

“It’s 6 months to graduation. I’ll be fine.”

“Lukas.”

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Bonjour tout le monde !

I had an idea in mind few days ago. I wanted to make one animation using two programs : Flipnote Studio and TVPaint, and this is the result !

It was an amazing experience for me because working on two programs that are totally different made me understand how I can work on each and find solutions between them.

For this animation I drew on my DSi and my Cintiq13 HD, the two screens are totally different and I had to switch each time from the larger one to the smaller and vice versa, it was interesting !

Now you can see how I animate with colors, I do love colors a lot so for this animation I used plenty of it but I have to train on them now x)
I still animate the same way even if I use another program =)

I shall post more colored one on Tumblr or even adding colored vs pixels GIFS in the futur !

Thank you for watching !! By the way, all the animation is a loop, it have no end ^^ !


And thank you for the Huge support !! I can’t describe how amazing this is and I have to thank you for everything you give me !! I will work even harder on all of my next posts !

Il faut bouger ses noix de coco maintenant =)

The title of the song is : Shake your coconut ! By Junior Senior =) !

Today I went to a Japanese bookshop, because I was looking for a good preparation book for the reading part of the JLPT N2. I live in Germany, but luckily my town has two of them! (Maybe even more, but I didn’t bother to research.) I already had plenty of exercise books from the library but I couldn’t find a good one for reading, so I decided to buy one. I found two interesting books in the store and for a while I couldn’t decide which one I should buy. In the end, I took the more expensive one, because it has explanations in the answer section. Furthermore I found a kanji dictionary I instantly wanted to buy (and did). I already had a smaller one, which I bought when I started studying Japanese. The new one has 3.000 kanji and far more example words which makes it more useful. It wasn’t really “cheap”, but not as expensive as some used by other fellow students. I’m happy I bought them. But it’s fascinating how often I end up spending a lot of money on Japanese books, although I generally tend to save money.

私が住んでいるドイツの町でも日本の本屋が二軒ある。今日はJLPTの練習の本を買いに行った。もう図書館でいろいろな本を借りたけれど、いい読む練習の本が見つけられなかったの。便利そうな本を二冊見つけた。高い本を買うか、安い本を買うか、考えて決められなかった。最後に高い本を買った。安い本と違って、高いのは詳しい答えの説明があるの。そして小さい辞典を見てすぐに買いたいと思った。小さいと言っても、漢字が3000字ぐらいある。日本語の勉強を始める時に買った辞典と比べるともっと厚くていい辞典だ。だから辞典も買った。嬉しい!実はいつも貯金するのけれど、また本屋へ行って日本語の本にお金をたくさん使うことになった。

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Ahhh, just look at the amazing commission of Jack and my Overwatch OC Trish Danvers from talented @replica-004​ ❤ ❤ ❤ Words cannot express how much I love it!

I even wrote a short fluffy drabble about this scene ;w; (and I was struggling with that for a week, because apparently it’s easier for me to make them suffer)

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Your perception is off a bit

I worked in softlines at kmart, and spent a lot of the time fixing what customers mess up. I had one particularly memorable person who spent half their time walking, and the other half riding our little scooters through the store. They wanted to look at some clothes, and decided to scooter through the section.
Now, there’s not a lot of room between racks there. This person managed to take down 3 giant round racks of clothes and 2 smaller racks. They even dragged one of the bigger ones with them down the aisle a bit. Not once did they stop, look back, or make eye contact.
It took a long time to get the racks set up again and all the clothes sorted out.

Dark Matter Episode 301 Review

Episode 301: The Costs Are Always Personal

Opinion
Episode 301 opens the third season of Dark Matter with a literal bang. It would have been very easy for this episode to get slow and lose its momentum with all of the character moments and conversation, but it doesn’t lose a bit of tension for it. In fact, the crew being split apart more and being put into situations with a smaller number of other people allows each character and actor to really shine, able to play off those interactions in new and interesting ways. Every conversation moved either a plot or a person forward, and the entire cast was at the top of their game. The result is an episode that walks that knife edge between character driven and action packed, making for an excellent season opener that gave us the best of action and of the characters we’ve come to love. If Dark Matter can keep up this momentum, season 3 may very well be the best season yet.

Highlights

  • The Android hugging Five (hey I’m a sucker for Android hugs)
  • Anders and Three teaming up (even if it put the two of them in an extremely awkward position where I hope one if not both of them carries TicTacs and wears deodorant)
  • Nyx’s goodbye to Two and the kiss (I nearly cried; Melissa O'Neil and Melanie Liburd turned this into an absolutely standout moment in this episode and I loved it). They’re both crying and it’s honest and real, and beautiful. I can’t help but wonder what would have happened to Nyx if she hadn’t gotten involved with Four, the what-ifs.
  • Seeing Zairon; we’ve seen parts of it before, but it was simply stunning in this episode. Kudos to Ian Brock and his team who really outdid themselves on the palace.
  • Truffaut’s dual pistol wield. Torri Higginson is amazing to have around any day, but when she leaned around that corner to take out those Ferrous goons, it was magic.
  • The Android makes a casserole and wears the best adorable pink apron (it’s the little moments of personality like this, the details, that make this show one of a kind). That she picked up boots and a wholly inappropriate but simply adorable hat is just the icing on the cake (ohh, cake, now that’s something the Android should make).
  • That ending with Sarah blew my mind. I knew there was a possibility of her coming back in some form, but it had been so long that I’d moved on into the mindset of what happened in season 2; it was great timing.

Observations
The crew spent most of the episodes with some level of being separated. I’m a fan of this approach because it means 2-3 people have to carry a scene, and it gives a lot more time to really focus in on them.

The ways that characters were broken up into smaller groups was really interesting:

Five/Truffaut/Android
One thing I love about Five and Truffaut’s interactions that I always feel like Truffaut explains to Five, rather than treating her like a kid. She’ll say something if Five doesn’t seem to be seeing the whole picture, but it doesn’t feel disrespectful. Near the end of season 2, they seemed to have a mutual respect and I’m happy to see that continuing. Five is usually considered by the crew to be the “kid” even though she’s proven she’s quite capable. They’re protective of her. Truffaut in contrast seems to treat her a bit more like an adult. Adding in the Android to anchor the action on the Raza worked really well, especially as the Android had the most information to deliver. She was the one that reintroduced everyone into the “normal world” again.

Two/Six
Their scenes centered a lot around anchoring the conflict with Ryo Ishida in the start. Their dialogue does a lot to move forward the audience knowledge of the bigger picture. This could have easily dragging down into exposition land to a boring degree, but it’s woven into the interactions between Two and Six in a way that highlights her uncertainty about leading, and Six’s supportive nature. As a result, the conversations became something that brought them both forward. Six shines in this support role, but for how much longer is Two going to want the support and good intentions that Six has?

Ryo/Teku Fonsei/Misaki
Ryo and Teku play well off of each other, capturing that familiarity of two people that have known each other a long time. Misaki has tension with both of them, feeling like she has her own agenda. The entire scene in which Ryo asks him to be an advisor, Misaki is stroking her sword in silent threat. Ryo’s evolution into his role is showing in his interactions, we’re still seeing bits of Four in him, but there’s something about him that feels happier, less burdened. Outwardly. Things are currently going his way for the most part, but that’s not going to last forever. Andrew Moodie is a great addition as Teku Fonsei.

Anders/Three
About the most unlikely pair of allies this episode could have. Anders’s first questions are around Kal/Six, if he was on the station. They have a conversation where Anders sounds concerned about Kal/Six, and they come to the conclusion together that everyone on the station probably died. Jeff and Anthony really sell this moment of mutual but separate loss. They spend a lot of time awkwardly in each other’s personal space, with hilarious results. When Three tackles Anders to the ground to pin him down when the drone enters the room, Three makes two decisions that are important. One, he could have let the drone just take down Anders, which would have maybe made his life easier in the short run. This is not the choice he made. And two, by pinning down Anders like he did, he made himself target number one if shots were fired, a human shield. That’s a lot for Three to pull off against a GA agent, especially one that was a part of the events at the end of Season 1 and start of Season 2. In turn, Anders did not give Three to the GA agents when they showed up.

Other observations

  • I was relieved to see the death of Nyx not only have some weight, but be something that really turned the crew against Ryo. Reactions to something like that are important to me, and I was glad to see a lot more of it really hitting home.
  • Anders has a first name: John.
  • Kal Varrik and Anders go back many years; they went to the academy together, Anders was “the best man at Kal’s …” Presumably wedding.
  • With Truffaut looking for the right angle, Six wanting to do the “right” thing,
  • Two being sick of the “right” thing kicking them in the ass, and Anders seeming to question his loyalty to some degree, it seems like a lot of different points will continue to set up to put factions at odds.

Favorite quotes
“Don’t make her a damsel in distress. She’s a hell of a lot better than that.” - Two to Six regarding Five
“Okay, I am A bad guy, but I’m not THE bad guy. We’re the bad guys but we’re trying to stop the bigger bad guys from screwing things for everyone.” - Three to Anders
“As long as we keep trying, we know we’re better. That’s all that matters.” - Six
“Just because you failed doesn’t mean it wasn’t right to try.” - Nyx
“Family eats together” - Six
“We try to forget but the truth is, who we were influences every decision we make.” - Two
“It’s easy to lead in the good times, much harder to do so in the bad.” - Truffaut.
“Welcome Back.” - Five to Sarah

Speculation

  • Misaki feels like she’s going to end up an enemy of Ryo farther down the road at the rate she’s going. With her, it feels like nothing is as ruthless as the Zairon that she wants. That’s going to break down eventually.
  • I’m worried about the fate of Teku Fonsei. I think that Misaki might see him as a threat… and we see how she handles threats.
  • What will happen to Sarah, and what will Three do about it? With the increased knowledge of what androids are capable of, the possibility of building her an android body exists… but I don’t know if Three would be able to accept something like that. What if she stays in the state she’s in, able to be visited but effectively trapped? That would be horrible. :(
  • Two is going through a lot, and I can see where this has the chance to really fracture things with members of the crew, especially Six. At the same time, it may pull her closer to a character like Three, who is somewhat more “every man for himself”.

A great start to the season! I’ll have my review for 302 up in the next couple of days!

Not Teasing

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Chronologically follows “Good Kitty” but can stand on its own.
Sorry to be late with this one.  I was too tired to do it justice last night.  This is for the Sin II prompt, and I actually followed the intent this time instead of getting clever, so if topless Marinette isn’t your thing, skip this one.


Marinette was just wrapping up a designing session when Chat showed up.  She’d left her Chat flap window open, which had become the easy and obvious sign for just come on in .  She stood up and stretched as he dropped down, once again bypassing her bed.  He’d explained once that he didn’t want to get her covers dirty.

“Hey Princess, what are you… oooooh.”  He joined her at her desk, where she laid out all of this evening’s designs for review.  His eyes roamed over the designs which ranged from casual to what she liked to call extreme fashion.  "How long have you been working?“ he asked.

She arched her back and slowly rolled her shoulders.  "Two…”  She glanced at the clock.  "Er, almost three hours.  I dunno.  My brain just exploded with ideas after dinner and I wanted to get them all down.“

He gaped at her.  "Whatever fashion house is lucky enough to get you is going to be the envy of Europe, if not the world.”

She smiled brightly at him.  "Flattery will get you everywhere.“

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This took me forever, but when I look at them all put together it doesn’t look like that much work… I’m happy I stayed motivated long enough to finish it !

So, here’s my Steven Univers/Hetalia Crossover, or Gemtalia AU (and by gemtalia I mean rusprus)

Some little things about this AU :

  • Ivan is a charoite, a really rare and unique gem found only in the oural mountains, Russia.
  • Gilbert is an hydrophane, a variety of Ethiopian Opal which has the particularity of becoming translucid when put in water [x] (as shown in the pic with background [x])
  • Ivan’s gem manifestation is his axe. He also has the ability of creating ice/make snow fall.
  • Gilbert’s gem manifestations are his wings, but he also manages to generate weapons, such as a crossbow or a bow. He also has telepathic and telekinetic abilities.
  • They both met on the homeworld, and quickly became really close to each other. After accidentally fused, the other gems started to chase them, and since they felt good together and were happy with the new experience of fusion, they decided to fly away. Anyway, homeworld made them unhappy.
  • Rainbow Moonstone is around the same size as Opal and Rainbow Quartz, so, compared to Rose Quartz’s size, around 10/11 fts.
  • Even though not being the tallest fusion, Rainbow Moonstone is too huge to stick around for too long without being noticed, so Ivan and Gilbert stay unfused most of the time.
  • However, they love being fused, and do it as soon as they can. They also have a huge tendency to fuse every time they dance, even if it’s not their fusion dance.
  • They chose human names when arriving on earth, and got attached to them. They love being called by those names.
  • Rainbow Moonstone, him, love being called cute. 
  • He also has a double pair of wings, similar to Gilbert’s ones, one pair being smaller than the other.
  • I had a lot of fun making the names looking like in the show.

That’s it. I’m really happy I finished it, and I hope you’ll like this AU as I do !

I decided to do Mudwings cause well, why not. Guess I only have two tribes left, I might as well do them all XD
Anyways for the Mudwings, I drew all of Clay’s siblings except Crane. For these character studies I usually try to make each dragon look very different, but since Clay and the others are siblings, I didn’t want to make them look TOO different. This was kind of my thought process:

Clay and Reed look similar, but Clay is a bit chubbier, and Reed had some dapples on his face from his Mother’s genes (Cattail was said to have dappled wings).

Marsh and Sora are said to look a lot alike in the books, except that Marsh is smaller and thinner (and also very very nervous). Personally I imagine Sora as a little taller and chubbier then her other siblings.

For Pheasant, I imagined her to look the most like Cattail out of all of her siblings, so she has the most dapples. She has an average build.

Umber is small and thin, and has a scar on his nose. In the first book he was said to have some mud on the bridge of his nose to heal a wound there, so I gave him a cool scar.

Ochre doesn’t appear much in the books, but I gave him a rough look to match his unfriendly personality

For Queen Moorhen, I gave her a crown with a flat plate on it, to mimic the waddle thing that real moorhens have on their heads (google em and you’ll see what I mean). She was described as having jewels embedded in her scales, but I also gave her a nose-ring and some earrings too

Finally Asha, I imagined her looking a lot like Cattail, but with a kinder expression and a thicker build.

Hope you like it 

My First Love

I met her when we were babies or atleast that is what we tell everyone, we were placed next to each other in the nursery of the hospital after we were born. I was born five hours earlier than her that is something I have always held over her head.

We did not see each other for another two years after that, until I got kicked out of my first preschool. I switched to a new one where she was she came running up to me, I was not good at speaking I had a speech impediment that a lot of kids made fun of. But she smiled and said hello to me.

She stuck by my side each day becoming my best friend she introduced me to her friends cause I was bad at making friends, when ever anyone would take her things I would bite tackle or just hurt them for hurting her, let’s call her ML for now. I was smaller than most kids but I was tough and she was not the physical type she was sweet and smart.

She thought me how to spell, and helped me read we would do puzzles together, she held my hand on the first day of kindergarten when I was scared. She stuck by me even though she had other friends.

I stopped eating peanut butter cause she could not have peanut butter. We were inseparable, we tried to switch places sometimes, she did dance and once asked me to do it with her so I did, I hated it but I liked that it made her happy.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

We stuck by each other in elementary school I would beat up anyone who hurt her. We would carpool each day and we would go play together.

We went on vacations together I enjoyed every second of it I was friends with her little brother I beat up her neighbor she was not happy about that,

IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

She started hanging out with other people I always go jealous of anyone she hung out with, but I knew the made her happy so it was cool. But when one of her friends hurt her I became the devil incarnate for them. No one hurt her and got away with it.

in seventh grade I figured out I was bi, I didn’t tell her. We both had religious families and I knew she would not take it that well. She stuck by me each day when I got more friends she was happy for me. we stopped having birthday parties together that year.

My dad had a stroke in November, he changed she let me stay at her house for two months. She checked on me,each day and worried over me. It was easy to get up and have breakfast with her and to spend time with her.

I had to switch schools cause we could no longer afford the expensive private school I had gone too, she decided that she was not going to stay there if I was not there so she switched to.

In eighth grade we had our first school dance she made me dress out and secretly I loved every second of her doing my hair and makeup. My heart beat faster when she said I looked good in the dress.

But I eighth grade she started dating a guy he was nice I liked him he treated her well and my heart would sting each time I saw them, I realized that somewhere along the way of our friendship I had developed feelings for her I did not know how deep but they were there