i have done a horrible thing

A list of possible reasons why I didn't reblog your political/social justice post:

•Its good, but its depressing and I just wanted some positivity that day

•Its something I wouldn’t want to reblog without discussing, but I have no time and/or mental energy to do that at the moment

•There are no sources

•I have seen the same post on my dash three times today and frankly, so has everyone else, adding to that is doing nothing

•Its a callout post still spreading around after the blogger who made the original offense has already apologized/done what they could to fix it

•its a harsh callout post against a mistake due to the misunderstandings of a 13-15 yr old, and I as an adult feel that this is a horrible way to do things 

•It includes a phrase like: If you don’t reblog, you’re a terrible person

•IM PROUD OF THIS COMMUNITY FOR TRYING TO FIX THE CRAPPYNESS OF THE WORLD, BUT GUILTING PEOPLE INTO REBLOGGING YOUR POSTS WHEN SOME PEOPLE COME HERE FOR AN ESCAPE IS NOT HELPING

Give Me Polyamorous Power Couple Hamliza Or Give Me Death

~Eliza growing up having constant crushes on both men and women and trying to articulate what she wanted to Angelica but never being able to explain it the way she wanted

~When she’s in a relationship: “I want her” “But you’re dating Peter” “I want him too” “But you have to choose” “Why do I have to choose?” When she’s not in a relationship: “Ooh, Liza’s got a crush! Spill it!” “Well, there’s Arthur and his girlfriend, and Sally and her girlfriend, and Jason, and Mary…” “Whoa whoa whoa, slow down, how many crushes can you have?” “Shush, I’m not done”

~When she meets Alexander and quickly falls into her most serious relationship ever she expects the multiple crush thing to stop (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t)

~Eliza feels like a horrible girlfriend because she’s so happy with Alex but then Susan from work will start up a conversation with her in the break room and she’s instantly all heart eyes

~Tearfully she admits it to Alex one night and he’s thrilled because “no there’s nothing wrong with you I promise!!!! You’re just polyamorous!!!!”

~They spend the rest of the night talking about it

~Eliza needs some time to adjust since she’s spent so much time trying to push it aside that she doesn’t really know what else to do but Alex is very helpful

~The first time she tells him about Susan he’s instantly chanting ask her out over and over until she’s laughing and blushing at his antics

~Half a year later and Eliza is subtly sending Alex updates from her dates while he sends her multiple thumbs up emojis and does the same with his own

~She also sets up him and Angelica and when Angelica gets confused about it she’s like you need to stop sacrificing yourself, let yourself be happy

~They share embarrassing stories about him with each other

~He meets John and them after Eliza in this one and it’s all separately

~Hercules comes first because Eliza’s father invited them to a fancy dinner party and Alex needs a suit and since he’s not well educated on these things yet she comes along to help

~Hercules is instantly smitten with Alex and Alex is instantly 😍 because “Eliza look at him!!! He looks like a damn quarterback but he’s so sweet and gentle!!!!” “Either you ask him out or I will”

~Hercules not-so-subtly likes guiding Alex around even though he thinks he’s being smooth

~“Alex there was really no point for him to put his hands on your waist like that, he could’ve told you to just move to the side one step” “… Yeah but did you see how well they fit there he could probably lift me up so easily” “Wow you’re so easy” “Do I need to bring up that cute barista the other day” “pLEASE DO WE HAVE A DATE THIS WEEKEND”

~By the end of the time there Alex is going out to lunch with a pleased but confused Hercules and Eliza is eagerly awaiting every cute picture and text

~From then on he has to deal with both Eliza and Alex stealing his clothes but he can’t really fight since they both look so cute in his sweaters

~The rest come really quickly after that

~Lafayette meets Hercules before the others because they come in requesting a special dress to be made and Hercules is Gone

~“You… You want a dress with a full skirt… But when you pick at a stitch on it the dress falls down into a ball gown?” “Yes, exactly!” “Can I ask why?” “Why? Well, chéri, it’s because I must ensure that I always am prepared for any eventuality and at the top of that list is a need to always look beautiful but entirely unattainable. Oh, that reminds me! It needs to be floor length with my being in eight-inch heels, I have a pair with me so you can measure accurately” “Oh holy shit”

~It takes them exactly one weekend to be brought into the relationship (Alex sees them and instantly is stunned into silence, Eliza flirts and within two minutes they’re already co-conspirators)

~John is next and he struggles with his sexuality and anything that comes from it so he’s very much in the closet when they meet

~John and Alex immediately are best friends and Alex tries asking him out but John very quickly refuses him and Alex takes a step back

~The combined power of the four of them helps to bring John out of his shell even though he’s very shy about it all so they’re respectful and let him suggest everything and move their relationship forward in his own time

~The first time he asks to spend the night with all of them there’s a little fight over who gets to sleep next to him

~Eliza and Hercules win, Lafayette and Alex pout

~Aaron and Theodosia Burr AKA Theo, Eliza, and Lafayette kill and the rest of them are literally powerless against them

~Dates are really fun with them because now there’s enough people to go on group dates and everyone can have a supposed other instead of it being just the mess of them (They still do it as the whole of them, its just more fun to have the people think they’re all separate couples then watch as they get more affectionate as the night goes on)

~Don’t think I’ve forgotten about the Washingtons

~George favors Alex and Laf, Martha favors Eliza, Angelica, and Theo, George is platonic with John, Hercules, Aaron, and the girls, Martha is platonic with everyone but her girls and sometimes Alex and Lafayette (She likes showing off that she’s perfectly capable of stealing them away from him but is graciously letting them stay with him. George jokes back and tries to rally Laf and Alex to joke too but they need time to come back to that plane of existence)

~WEEKEND TRIPS AT MOUNT VERNON WITH EVERYONE

~Eliza and Alex get so many kisses and cuddles since they’re the heart of it all

~Alex dragging everyone outside to look at the stars

~Lots of hot chocolate when Alex drags them outside

~Lots of spiked hot chocolate when they think Martha isn’t looking

~She totally knows since John keeps giggling but she let’s them have fun

~THOMAS JEFFERSON

~Eliza starts flirting with him to bug Alex

~Eventually she starts flirting with him for Alex no matter what he says

~“Look at the tension good god” “Betsey I swear…”

~Eliza has a near constant stream of frustrated texts from George

~“Eliza I’m suffering” “What is it this time, dear?” “They’re arguing again and they look two seconds away from making out” “I’m working on it. Have patience” “I can’t have patience anymore I can’t have meetings because this happens in every one”

~All the hate sex

~All the Jeffmads+Alex hate sex (I would include Aaron but the frustrations are over Washington but Aaron knows why Alex is favored by him and has worked out his own balance with George so he’s not jealous)

~Alex pulls them into the dynamic and they finally understand

~George doesn’t mind them finding out, he’s just glad the tension is gone (Though he has cut more than a few work days short because he walked in on them fucking on his desk because Alex wanted to tease him and he can’t handle that so he just walks out)

~There’s multiple incidents where they try to tease Angelica but she is Not Having It and takes great joy in showing them why

~Angelica Schuyler is my queen she wouldn’t handle any bullshit from them

~MARIA REYNOLDS PROTECTION SQUAD

~Elizabeth “If you touch one hair on my girl’s head I will personally kick your ass from here to California don’t test me” Schuyler

~Obviously she moves in with them immediately and spends every night sleeping between Alex and Eliza

~When things become too much in the city Eliza and her take a trip down to Mount Vernon for a girls-only retreat

~Maria and John never start a romantic relationship but they hit it off very quickly since they’re both abuse survivors (Her with James, him with his father) and John is more healed than she is but there’s wounds he’s still licking and sometimes its nice to just spend the day in silence with someone who understands that company is more important than conversation

~Eliza and Alex creating a crazy huge family for themselves which has confusing interconnecting romantic and platonic relationships but they love it so much they can’t describe it

~Whenever anyone asks about it Alex shows them the graph he’s made for them all

~Everyone has a specific color and one poor soul asks why he chose those colors and spends the next 45 minutes listening to him talking about why each of his signifs was given that very color choice

anonymous asked:

What's your take on the whole Mass Effect Andromeda animation debacle?

I’m back, I’m jet lagged, and people are being stupid on the internet. Whee.

Off the top of my head, here are a few thoughts on the matter:

#1. It is never ever EVER ok to harass somebody personally

This whole thing about a bunch of people harassing that former EA employee is horrible and should never have happened. It is never ok to go after somebody personally for what they may or may not have done in a professional capacity. There is no justification for it. Ever. If there’s a problem with the product, everybody shoulders the blame - that includes the publisher, dev team, marketing team, everybody. Even if there was one person who worked on one feature completely solo, that person still had a boss, who had a boss, who had a boss. There are so many people involved and so many moving parts that you really can’t blame any one person except the executive producer in charge of the entire project. The person in question is most assuredly not that executive producer.

#2. People comparing ME:A to the Witcher 3 are oversimplifying

There’s a meme floating around about how the Witcher 3 was created by a couple of Slavs as if it was done by a couple of dudes in a garage somewhere, compared to ME:A, which had a huge team from EA. That’s incredibly shortsighted and utterly ridiculous. The Witcher 3 cost over $80 million to develop, which is probably a bigger budget than ME:A had. CDPR had an internal team of 240 full-time professional devs and another 1200+ contractors working on it. The Witcher 3 is “indie” in the way that Star Citizen is “indie” - they didn’t work with a separate billion-dollar publisher because they had enough money to fund the project already. 

#3. From what I’ve seen, Mass Effect Andromeda has animation issues in general

From the cursory footage I’ve seen (I haven’t played the game yet since I’ve been out of the country), it looks like there’s a bunch of problems, most of which aren’t related to the facial animations at all. The characters have that weird slightly hunched-over broad-elbowed walk similar to how they walked in Dragon Age: Inquisition, and there’s something about how the elbows don’t quite sit right to me while the characters are idling. I also spotted a character in a T-pose in one clip which was a rather clear bug. The facial animation probably stands out most because players spend a lot of time in cinematic conversations, and that features the faces quite prominently. 

#4. Bioware is certainly aware of the issues

From what I’ve heard, there were team members who raised the warning flags internally as well, but the decision was ultimately above their pay grades. It’s really hard to say why they decided what they did without knowing the full context, and that isn’t likely to happen. The scope of the new Mass Effect game is different than before - this is the first game of the series on Frostbite, with a new lead studio helming development (Bioware Montreal), and with new team leadership (after the departure of Casey Hudson, Mass Effect’s former executive producer). There’s a lot of moving parts where things could have broken down during development, and we’ll likely never know. They’ll never share that information publicly… nor should they. Bioware the studio shoulders the blame for it, just like Bioware the studio owns any praise they get. 

Animation issues are often some of the hardest and most expensive problems to fix. Building animation rigs (skeletons) takes a lot of resources. Utilizing those rigs to build animations takes a lot of resources, even when you’re using motion capture data. Building animation systems to blend, layer and play those animations under the correct circumstances take a lot of time. Animation is one of the most expensive types of content to create - that’s why so many games reuse so much of their animation data. That said, Bioware also developed and released the extended ending to the last Mass Effect game for free in response to the fan backlash about the ending, so who knows? 


Got a burning question you want answered?

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Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song

Wowowowow reproduce this art style was super complicated @-@ But as i already said try to reproduce what you like is a really good thing to improve so i’m really happy to have done this! (Even if it’s absolutely not perfect, there are a lot of mistakesss ;w;)
Uhmm what i can say? This way my third favourite scene, the first is when Bum goes outside and listen Sangwoo sing and maybe i will draw that too? In future?? Idk ヾ(〃^∇^)ノ

I will repeat it for the eternity, this manhua is so extremely good ;_;
I’m like “omg this is horrible pls give me more!!!”

I hope you like it and thank you for your support (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

psa

I’m interested in serial killers, and to be completely honest, the part of the TCC that sees it all like a fandom makes me sick to my stomach. This isn’t a fucking tv-series or a band or something to idolize at all. You don’t ship serial killers, you don’t put flower crowns on the Columbine shooters, you don’t write fucking fanfiction about the serial killers. It is so nerve-wreckingly disgusting. If you in any way support the things these horrible people have done, you must be just as awful and disgusting as they are. And I know that there are people within the TCC that are just like me, simply interested. I’m interested in the stories, the backgrounds, the motifs. I’m not romanticizing the killers one bit. They are disgusting people that should by no means be looked up to. They committed horrible acts and killed so many innocents. They are awful to say the least. We are tired of being associated with the sick people that worship and adore these criminals. We are not like them at all.

Thank you.

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                         Fluffy Blankets and Pillows V2

I had done these a while back and posted them, but the pictures got messed up and one was missing. Plus, they had grid lines on them and it was horrible, so I decided to redo it!

This is more recolors of my Fluffy blanket and pillow set.    The pictures still aren’t that great, but they are better.  These have been extensively played in game, but still things happen. Let me know if there are any issues.

36 Swatches

Fits most beds easily, but may need to use bb.moveobjects for best with large footboards.

Search “SLRN Fluffy” to find in Build Mode

Original Conversion done by @lindseyxsims  (Thank you)


Download Here- SimFileShare

Linked download folder also has links for original recolors, if you do not already have them.

The softest headcanons this World has Ever Seen

I’ve been in a horrible mood all day for reasons i honestly don’t know. So here’s some nice, soft, platonic headcanons between some characters.


  • Hanazawa “I have done horrible things in the past and feel guilt about it” Teruki has basically taken Serizawa “I have too done horrible things and am working towards being more independent” Katsuya under his wing
    • Teruki is really sympathetic with people that struggle with the same things he does.
  • Serizawa doesn’t really know how to do basic Adult Things, and unfortunately Reigen can’t be there all the time and Mob is, in fact, a Child
    • going to the grocery store, or buying new appliances that aren’t Utter Shit is pretty hard
      • Teruki, who is better at being an Adult than most adults, tends to conveniently appear out of nowhere when Serizawa is trying to figure out what kind of lose leaf tea Reigen likes
        • “Make sure to get a frying pan with a rubber or plastic handle to avoid burning yourself,” Teruki says right behind Serizawa, not even batting an eye at Seri’s frightened screech and the frying pans falling to the floor
  • Tsubomi likes to help out in some classes for younger grades, specifically English classes because she’s surprisingly fluent
    • Ritsu is shit at English pronunciation. Tsubomi helps him quite a bit
    • she also offered to tutor him after school
      • Mob nearly explodes when he see Ritsu walking home with Tsubomi one day (Ritsu is oblivious of Mob’s crush on her lmao)
  • When Shou swaps interests for a bit, going for something….. kind of strange, (his hyper fixation on Egyptian hieroglyphs basically came out of nowhere) he will spam everyone in his contact list with pictures and a lot of excited facts about it
    • Mob is the only one that gets excited with him, sending emojis as simple responses or asking questions or just egging him on somehow
  • Shou also sends Mob painting mixing/stimming/speed paint videos all the time, since he knows those calm him down quite a bit
    • Mob always thanks him in person. Shou usually tries to brush it off, gets extremely flustered, or goes invisible
  •  Mezato, nosy as hell, once followed Tome and Mob when she overheard they were going on a friend date to look for telepathic espers
    • somewhere along the line, she confronted them about it, only to get dragged into going to grab some ice cream from the ice cream parlor the always go to
      • “Hey Mob, Mezato, did you know that there’s no grape ice cream because Ben from Ben & Jerry’s–” “Made grape ice cream to impress Jerry’s sister, only to find out it’s toxic to dogs when her dog ate it? Yep, sure did.” “… Oh my god oh my god are you telepathic??”
  • Reigen and Tome follow each other on all forms of social media
    • Whenever one of them posts something,(adverts for the office, or picture’s of the latest UFO sightings) the other will add a snarky remark in a matter of seconds.
      • Always breaks out into an online argument
      • no one knows how this developed??? it’s just a thing now
    • “Ahh, I can ask him to leave you alone, if you want Tome–” “No no Mob, you don’t understand. These arguments are the highlight of my week.” “….. aah, okay…”
  • you know you’ve become an Official Adopted Child when Reigen takes you out for lunch. He’s saving up to take both Tome and Serizawa out somewhere nice
"Deleted" scene from Lego Batman
  • Superman *being interviewed*: Yeah, Zod and I have been enemies for a long time, he's like my greatest enemy.
  • *LexCorp Tower in Metropolis*
  • Lex Luthor *watching Superman's interview*: I THOUGHT WE HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL SUPERMAN, HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME? I'VE DONE HORRIBLE THINGS, I'VE TRIED TO BLOW UP THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA AND NOW GENERAL ZOD IS YOUR GREATEST ENEMY?
  • Mercy Graves: Sir? Are you alright?
  • Lex: *sobbing* I'm fine.
INFP Writer Thing #6

INFP: This is SO good. Like I am so amazing at this, genius.
INFP: No, no this is the one, like I can’t have done this more perfectly if I tried
INFP: I am so talented
INFP: This would be a New York Times Best Seller, hands down
Friend: Oh I forgot, you write! Can I read some of your stuff?
INFP: *Stares with eyes glazed over*
INFP: NOOOOOOOO!!!! I- I can’t, It’s horrible. I, OH NO!!! It needs to be burned with FIRE and BURIED!!!! 

Legend of Welp! #7

Link: You know there’s a fanfic out there where I’m your daughter?

Zelda: You? My daughter?

Link: Well, it’s not for certain just yet, but I think that’s what they’re building up to.

Zelda: Heh. What horrible things must I have done to deserve having you as a daughter? *sips tea*

Link: Oh, and Ganon’s your husband.

Zelda: *SPITS TEA* What…The…FUCK?

Link: You marry to try and break the cycle of destruction. It’s kind of clever. Very self sacrificing and admirably written.

Zelda: But…but it’s not a loving marriage, right? It’s purely for the sake of the kingdom…

Link: Well, the two of you do fall in love before your first love-making, so-

Zelda then destroyed the computer with her light arrows and stormed off. Link sighed and vowed never to talk to anyone about fanfiction he found online again. Evidently, he forgot about this vow within a week.

Link: Hey, Ganon, you know there’s this fanfic where I’m your adopted son?


The two fanfics I’m talking about are A Tale of Two Rulers and Growing Up Gerudo just in case you’re curious.

MBTI - Alternative Groups #4

The Excitable Improvisors - ENFP, ENTP, ESFP, ENTP

I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.

The Curious Explorers - INFP, INTP, ISFP, ISTP

I’ll go anywhere as long as I am with you

The Demanding Planners - ENFJ, ENTJ, ESFJ, ESTJ

I guess you just try not to care too much. Then you can’t be disappointed

The Overthinking Genies - INFJ, INTJ, ISFJ, ISTJ

I have caught myself wishing that I could forget all the horrible things you have done.

Night out with the Crows

“Inej, you are not wearing that!” Nina barged into Inej’s hotel room closet, where Inej held a knee length, loose, puffy black dress.

 "Yeah, I know, it’s horrible. But I don’t have anything else. I’m not really dressing up much on my ship,“ Inej said mournfully. “Life is easier when you live with a bunch of pirates and the only thing that matters is how well you can punch somebody.”

 "Ok, well, you’re lucky to have a friend like me then. I got this for you when you were gone. Hopefully it fits.“ Nina revealed a box that she had been hiding behind her back.

 Inej took the box from Nina and gave her a smile. “Thank you. I’ve really missed you, you know.”

“I’ve missed you too, Wraith,” Nina said fondly. “Now open it.”

Inej carefully pulled the lid off the box. She had been worried about what she was going to wear tonight. The Dregs were holding a party at some hotel, and the whole Ice Court team was going. Inej had only seen Nina since she docked in the harbor that morning, so it was the first time she was going to see Wylan and Jesper in six months. Also Kaz. She was oddly nervous to see Kaz, even though they had been writing letters to each other throughout her voyage. She wondered what he’d think of her, of how much she’d changed. Hopefully, she thought, he would still like what he saw. 

In the box, Inej revealed a  shimmering, gold dress. She gasped at the breathtaking ripples and patterns of the gold silk. Tiny rhinestones fell like a waterfall down its front. 

“Nina, it’s perfect!” Inej jumped up and hugged her best friend.

“I’m glad you like it, sweetie. I’m gonna go get dressed myself, but head over to my room when you’re done so I can do your hair. I’ve missed your hair.” Nina sauntered out of the room but paused at the door. “So has Kaz.” She winked and twirled out.

***

 Inej descended down the stairs of the hotel and waited in the lobby as Nina left to quickly snag a cookie from the kitchen. Nina was wearing a tight, short, ruby dress, and she knew that it would get her what she wanted from the dishwasher. Inej caught sight of her reflection in one of the lobby’s mirror. She almost didn’t recognize herself. She hadn’t gotten dressed up this nice in a long time, and it was kind of weird. Honestly, she preferred leggings and a tunic.

 "Let’s go,” Nina mumbled with an entire cookie stuffed in her mouth. They walked out into the warm summer night of Ketterdam and started making their way to the party, giggling and smiling with their arms around each other the entire way.

 ***

 Kaz stood away from the crowd with Jesper and Wylan, observing the rest of the Dregs as they shouted and laughed, wild and loud as always. He would have preferred to see Inej for the first time somewhere more quiet, where they could properly catch up. He was anxious- no Dirtyhands didn’t get anxious- interested in seeing her. Kaz turned to listen to Wylan and Jesper’s sickeningly sweet and charming conversation to distract himself from unwanted thoughts of Inej.

***

As soon as Inej walked in the door to the ballroom she was bombarded by Dregs. All of them hugging her and patting her on the back and telling her her ship and crew were legends around Ketterdam. She felt quite overwhelmed but also happy and a little nostalgic. She realized how much she had missed her makeshift family here in this dysfunctional city. 

But then she spotted Jesper and Wylan, and joy washed through her. She ran to the couple and threw her arms around Jesper.

“Inej! How are you? Life has been dull without the Wraith around!” Jesper pulled away to grin at her and looked her up and down. “You look good. I bet you looked even better with your knives killing slavers on that ship of yours. You have to tell me stories!”

“Of course, of course. I’m planning on staying here for a while, so we have plenty of time.” Inej smiled at Jesper and turned to Wylan.

“Hey, Inej,” Wylan’s blue eyes twinkled at her.

“Hey, Wylan,” Inej hugged and looked up at him. “How’s your mother?”

“She’s doing really great. She’s living with me and Jesper right now and its been really nice.”

“That’s amazing. You keeping Jesper busy?” Inej smiled slyly. 

“Yeah, he’s turning into a blooming pianist.” Wylan laughed and met eyes with Jesper.

“Oh you flatter me, love,” Jesper said smoothly, causing Wylan to blush. 

Nina soon joined them and the group’s old chatter began, Jesper and Nina flirting, Wylan with a few sassy comments. Inej took a moment to look around. All she saw was a blur of suits and sparkling dresses, but suddenly her eyes fell on him, leaning against his cane, looking straight at her.

***

When Kaz saw her, he swore his heart stopped in his chest. 

There she was, his Wraith, suddenly the only thing in this room, the only thing that mattered in the whole world. She seemed to be glowing, dimming everything around her. She was beautiful and strong and confident. She was Inej, and he had missed her desperately. 

He met her eyes, and he saw…something…in them. His chest pounded, and adrenaline raced through him. He fought to get himself under control. The Dregs are watching you, he reminded himself, and took a deep breath. She was drawing nearer now, and he wanted to run. He wanted to stay. He wanted to hug her. He wanted to call out her name. Everything was jumbled, everything was mixed up. But then she was suddenly right in front of him, and there was instant clarity. 

“Hey,” she said softly, looking up at him. He could tell she was different than before she left. Not in a bad way, just different. She radiated confidence…and maybe pride? 

“Inej.” Kaz smiled, a thing he saved for special occasions. “It’s nice to see you.” 

***

An hour later, Inej found herself sitting across from Kaz in an armchair, retelling her stories from the past year. They had only briefly been able to say hi when they first saw each other, as the rest of the Dregs had soon mobbed them. They brought her some champagne and made her explain what she had been doing for the past six months, and she hadn’t been able to get away. She briefly saw Nina and Kaz talking behind the crowd, but people shifted and they were soon out of sight. Eventually, the Dregs had started some drinking game, so she was free for a moment. She had found Kaz leaning against a wall in the back and they had gone into an adjacent room to the ballroom.

“You’ve accomplished a lot, Inej.” Kaz looked at her and Inej was surprised to see that he was proud of her. That meant a lot coming from him. 

Inej smiled and opened her mouth to ask him how his latest business ventures were going when she heard the chatter from the ballroom lower and a slow song come on. She got up and peeked around the door. People had started to fill the dance floor with their partners.Her eyes followed the sound of some laughs and saw Jesper and Wylan in the middle of the floor. Wylan seemed to be trying to teach Jesper how to dance, although Jesper was much too gangly and tall for it. Both of them were looking lovingly at each other, unashamedly adorable. 

Inej searched the crowd more for Nina. She found her with her arms wrapped another girl. They swayed with the music, talking easily. Nina was smiling. Inej felt a rush of happiness for her. Inej had seen her only once after she had buried Matthias in Fjerda, and she wasn’t in a great place. But recently Nina’s letters had started to sound better, talking about the strides Nina was making with Fjerdan and Ravkan relationships, the prejudices she was slowly erasing. Inej was really proud of her and couldn’t wait to see what she would accomplish. 

Inej felt a touch on her shoulder. She turned around to see Kaz standing behind her, gloveless. His face was stony, determined. 

“Kaz, are you okay?” Inej said hesitantly, looking up at Kaz, who was clearly at war with himself. 

Kaz paused, taking a deep breath. What was going on?

“Would you…would you like to dance with me?”

***

Inej looked taken aback. 

Kaz felt adrenaline racing through him. Did I just ask her that? Do I seriously think someone like her would dance with someone like me? 

He braced himself for rejection as she just looked up at him, eyes wide. But slowly, so slowly, a smile began to creep along her face. He felt warmth spread through him as it always did when she smiled that smile. 

“I’d love to,” she said softly, and placed her hand on her shoulder. Kaz’s heart raced in his chest and he felt short of breath. He hesitated, but led her to the center of the room. They started to sway. Kaz knew the steps from years of observation, but he still felt awkward and uptight. After Inej locked her arms around his neck though, he sighed, releasing the tension. She met his eyes and he saw his happiness mirrored in them, causing him to brush his hand through her hair. It felt like silk running through his fingers and made him feel feather light. She gasped softly, laying her head on his shoulder. The familiar water started to rise inside him, but he fought for control, fought to stay in the moment with Inej. After a few deep breaths he calmed, and the water receded. 

By now the song was over, but they did not release each other. He put his arms around her and pulled her to him, taking in the sweet smell of her hair and the glow of her skin. 

“I missed you,” she whispered, pulling him out of his trance. 

Suddenly, a new, loud song came on in the other room. Cheers erupted from the Dregs. Inej giggled and pulled away from Kaz. They grinned at each other and entered the ballroom to have some fun with their friends. 

***

Later that night, when most of the Dregs had either passed out or gone home in preparation to pass out, Kaz, Inej, Nina, Wylan, and Jesper stood outside the hotel.

“Waffles tomorrow then?” Jesper asked, his arm around Wylan. 

“Absolutely,” Nina smiled. “Then we need to actually catch up. This party was fun, but it didn’t leave much room for talking.” 

“My house is open for that,” Wylan pitched in.

Everyone turned to Kaz, expecting his input. “Ok, but also I have something to ask you all.”

The group exchanged meaningful glances. “It’s not another job, it it?” Jesper asked warily.

Kaz shrugged his shoulders. “What can I say?” 

The group burst into laughter. Suprisingly, Kaz joined in with a smile.

“Saints, Kaz!” Nina and Wylan said at the same time. There was more laughter.

“All right, well I guess I’ll see you guys tomorrow,” Jesper took Wylan’s hand and started to turn away. “By the way, Kaz, I haven’t agreed to whatever you’re thinking. Also, it’s great to see you Inej.” He waved, the couple turning away and walking towards the Van Eck mansion. 

Nina hugged Inej and nodded at Kaz. She departed with promises of future girl’s nights with Inej and a little tease at Inej and Kaz’s relationship. Inej smiled after her and turned to Kaz. 

“Do you want to stay in the Slat?” he asked roughly.

“I thought you sold my rooms?” Inej tilted her head. 

“Of course not,” he scoffed.

“If that’s the case, I’d love to,” she said, the second time that night.

Kaz smiled. Wow, this is a record for him, Inej thought with a smile of her own. They turned and started making their way to the Slat, sharing companionable silence the whole way.   

I didn’t want her to be like so many female roles, propping up the male characters. It’s always interesting to play flawed, layered characters, and she has done horrible things. We worked out early on that Mary and Sherlock have a lot in common. They are all kind of crazy; John is drawn to danger, Mary is a coldblooded killer, Sherlock a sociopath. I wanted to make sure she was as nuts as they are.
—  Amanda Abbington talking about Mary in S4 - (x)
Best villain in jojos bizarre adventure

With 2016 we finally saw the rise and fall of one of the best and most bizarre villains in jojos bizarre adventure.

This villain once brought the mighty jotaro to his knees and gave josuke a life threatening battle showing that compared to him, DIO was nothing.

This was one of the most bizarre and anticipated villains in diamond is unbreakable.

One thing that defines this villain is his motives. He simply wanted nothing more than to live out his life. Unfortunately for him, his existence was a threat to morioh and he was sought after and hunted down by our heroes. While he may have done some horrible things, this villain was only following the instincts and urges he was born with.

He fought hard for the sake of surviving and living in the town of morioh. But alas, despite his hard fought battle, his stand power and cunning could not save him.

I’m sure by now it is obvious that I am talking about none other than :

Bug Eaten (the rat)

reblog/like if you have ever done these things for attention

- deactivate facebook

- leave group chats

- send yourself anonymous hate/questions

- be passive aggressive (give short responses, act moody etc)

- post attention seeking stuff on social media

i want to know that i’m not alone because sometimes i feel like a horrible person for doing these things sometimes

I’m not in love with her. You know that. You felt that. The truth of the matter is that I’ll never love anyone as much as I love you. You have never chosen me, we’ve done horrible things to one another, but for some reason, I still end up here. In front of you, looking at you, wanting you, in love with you.
—  Jake Ballard, Scandal 
Some Thoughts on Dean Losing His Memory

To be perfectly honest the tiny bit of info on 12x11 I find easily the most interesting spoiler we have gotten in a very long time. I was intrigued already when Jensen talked about a challenge for himself with this episode and if he does one thing good it’s with a challenge. So there is no doubt in my mind that Jensen will absolutely amazingly portray Dean being cursed/hexed to suffer from memory loss - and if they can truly pull off the format like was in done in “Memento” which seems a very direct inspiration here since Dabb even mentions the film.

Of course there are two sides to this coin. On the one hand it’s horrible that Dean suffers from it, one the other hand it probably offers an escape like he never experienced before. In any case to me it seems an interesting set up especially when looking at the episode in comparison to Demon!Dean, who fully well knew the past, but no longer cared about it or the people in his life - he enjoyed his “predicament” for lack of a better word - and Dean being turned into his 14 year old self again. There are overlapping issues explored in these scenarios that I feel could be really dug into further with the memory loss bit.

Getting to experience life minus all of the emotional baggage and trauma is something, I suppose, incredibly freeing for Dean, though of course he wouldn’t know that as he doesn’t remember those struggles either. Therefore I think probably the most tragic and difficult and heartbreaking thing will not be when Dean no longer remembers the people he cares about most, that may be more painful for those around him than himself (I am kind of approaching this from the knowledge of how it is tough for me when my grandma suffering from dementia no longer recognizes me while she doesn’t feel that kind of ~pain as it’s not the same psychological strain it is for me). What however I expect to be very tough is when this carefree and probably in some ways childlike Dean suddenly remembers everything again. I am not sure they will portray it that way, because it requires quite a bit of attention, time and care imo, but in an ideal scenario this moment would be the most heartbreaking and painful one, because imagine that light and freed and youthful Dean and then imagine all those horrible events crashing down on you, the memories more painful than they may have been in a long time because Dean was “used” to the pain so to speak, but to experience it anew. Going to hell, dying, the whole MoC thing, that’s a LOT to take in. And you know what this kind of approach kind of does? It moves Dean and Mary closer together again, because in a way something similar happened to her when she was resurrected and thrown into a world with traumas and tragedy waiting left, right and center. Maybe this event may also really drive Mary to understand Dean better and get closer to him again.

Either way: I am excited about the prospects of this episode.

i hate people who say that they wish luke had gone dark side at the end of star wars because him staying “good” is boring… no! it’s the best, watching this boy who has been told his whole life that he’s a lot like his father and who then finds out the horrible things his father has done and is capable of doing but he stays good! he defies these expectations and these comparisons and stays good, and he chooses to only apply to himself the good things his father was capable of (e.g. “i am a jedi like my father before me”). and as someone who doesn’t have a great relationship with their dad, and who never ever wants to be anything like him, that’s important. so luke staying good makes me happy and there’s nothing boring about that

Honestly the reason I have no real interest in a “Bill gets redeemed” storyline isn’t even because of the horrible things he’s done, it’s because I’ve never seen even a subtle hint in any canon content that any part of him wants to change.