i have not watched either series

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♬ That moment when Mark is done the series yet your still drawing stuff for episode 3. Anyway Mark RE7 series was a blast to watch either way so much fun to draw ♬

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anonymous asked:

could u tell us more abt Sven/Keith? i saw u mention that they were a thing in previous voltrons n got curious thanks

They weren’t

But 

If any couple should have been a thing.. 

Like, Keith and Sven were obviously the closest two out of the 5 (I think it was like Hunk/Pidge, Keith/Sven who were the closest buddies), and Sven was kinda older and more experienced and seemed like he’d be the leader, but Keith was, and Sven was second in command. Which seemed kinda odd, but was never explained why it was like that. (this is what I think VLD is trying to do)

And it’s obvious (both in Golion and Voltron) that Sven meant alot to Keith, but we never get the reason.

And that, combined with Keith’s seeming lack of interest in Allura, who the american version made inlove with Keith (wasn’t the case in golion) and some funny changes to the dialog, I think made it very easy to get the impression Keith was gay for Sven haha (in Voltron, less in golion) atleast until the special commissioned episodes forced Keith and Allura together.

Like the scene where Allura takes the black lion, in golion they are all complaining about her and saying how “Sven” would have never done that, and Keith is the only one who doesn’t mention “Sven” and supports Allura piloting black. 

But in Voltron they made Keith be the only one who says the “Sven would have never done this” line, and combined with Allura’s romantic feelings for him in this version and how he keeps shutting her down all the time, it just becomes really funny 

Then you also got “Sven dying” in Keith’s arms

The happy reunion where they hold hands and look into eachothers eyes

The original ending where Keith lets Lotor destroy Voltron to save Sven’s life

I dunno, I think even back then that relationship really stood out, but was never explained. So I think it left alot of room to do something very significant with it this time, and I wouldn’t be surprised if when watching the old series before making vld the vld staff were all

 “He loves you”

and then went all TOMODAAA and wrote them the love story they deserve in VLD haha (cause seriously if any two characters should have been the “gay couple”…)

But you kno, in DotU Keith ends up with Allura (for the american audience). Sven and Romelle were an actual thing in both, but in Golion they dun end up together either (cuz Ryou dies)

So obviously they could have gone with those two relationships too and just developed them into better more believable love stories than they were in the original, but I just wouldn’t be surprised if they decided to go the Keith/Sven way either, because well, there was definitely a base there imo.. 

Anyway, @misterpoofofficial is the fandom’s expert on vintage Sheith, so maybe they can expand on the whole Sven/Keith thing more

So this is a bit long, so I’ll leave a tl;dr at the bottom. So my senior year we could take Foreniscs as our science class. Either that or Chem 2. I chose Forensics. Well, not even half way through the first semester our teacher’s mother passed away. Now our teacher was probably in her 50s. Naturally, she had to take some time off to mourn and get her mother’s things settled. So this was like maybe a week and a half for the entire time she was gone we had the same sub. And all we did was watch episodes of CSI. Well our teacher came back and get first day back at school she had a heart attack. The stress of losing her mother was probably a factor. So they did surgery and took a vein or muscle from her leg to put it in her heart? Idk thats what they told us. Anyway as she was recovering the leg got gangrene. And she had to have it amputated. But our hospital fucked up amd amputated the WRONG LEG. I dont know how. Like. What in the world???? Anyway, so they had to them amputate the correct leg and our teacher ended up missing the entire year. So we end up with the same sub the entire time. And all we ever did was watch CSI. And like twice we did experiments? All I remember is we kept pouring alcohol on the lap tables and setting it on fire becuse the tables were flame resistant. So it would burn away the alcohol and then the fire went out. Anyway, I did not like CSI very much. It was boring. So I started telling the teacher I was needed in the theatre dept to help build sets or something. I was a theatre kid in all the shows so she believed me. Then me and my best friend who didnt have a class at the time (we were seniors and could have off periods if we had enough credits) would leave and go hang out or whatever. The sub never found out. Or didnt care. Either way. And our teacher never came back. She sued the hospital so she didnt need to work there.


Tl;dr a long series of horrible events took my teacher out of school for nearly the entire year. Sub made us watch CSI episodes so I lied about doing work for theatre dept to skip school everyday.

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“I know a lot of you probably don’t have much use for religion. I didn’t either, for a major portion of my life. I’ll be honest, I wear a collar sometimes, but I still have doubts. Big ones. If anyone tells you they don’t, they’re lying. Because life is mysterious, death more so. And I don’t pretend to have all the answers.”

Sunshine (Avengers x Reader)

A/N: Hey guys!! Okay first off this isn’t exactly an Avengers imagine as I only wrote like three characters buuuuut it’s not like a specific romance imagine either so yeah haha, secondly, so sorry anon but I didn’t write that they were watching football together, I just wrote that they were watching a series, I hope you don’t mind😅Anyways, enjoy!!

Request: Hey Darling :) Can I ask you for an imagine ? :) I really have a bad time at the Moment and thought of some cheering up. Maybe something where you’re also an avenger and the others also notice you’re Feeling down lately. So to get you in a better mood, Steve & Bucky take you out for some ice cream and later watch Football together. Slowly you start to feel better and later you fall asleep cuddled together with them on the Sofa. I hope this is okay with you :)


You dragged your feet to the kitchen, not in the mood for anything at all now. It was just one of those days where you wake up and just feel like crap for no reason but well not really no reason, you almost jeopardized the mission yesterday by getting your cover blown.

Sighing, you saw Tony pouring a cup of coffee for himself. He glanced at you before immediately turning around to grab your cup from the cabinet above. “Coffee?”

You gave him a look and sigh. “Do you even have to ask?”

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ditnightingale  asked:

Hello!! Hope you're well. I wanted to ask if you've found any other urban fantasy books (or plain fantasy) that you would definitely recommend. I'm a massive Rivers of London fan (though I'm not in the fandom) and I've been looking for things to fill the void. Thanks and have a lovely week!

I’m going to preface this by saying that Rivers of London isn’t urban fantasy in a genre sense (I mean, yes, it involves magic and magical creatures living in a large city, but at its heart it’s a police procedural/British murder mystery.) So with that in mind, my recommendations for things I have read recently that might appeal to a RoL fan, only a couple of which are straightforward urban fantasy: 

Zen Cho, Sorceror to the Crown. It’s Regency-era Britain, England’s magic is drying up, and Zacharias Wythe, freed from slavery as a child and now Sorceror to the Crown, has to find out why. Totally delightful. You can try another urban fantasy novella by the same author, Prudence and the Dragon, online. 

Max Gladstone, the Craft Sequence. Secondary-world urban fantasy based around the concept that large financial entities are gods, or rather that gods operate like large financial entities, meaning that magicians are basically….lawyers. Read in publication order, starting with Three Parts Dead. Not related, but an excellent example of Gladstone’s worldbuilding skills, is the short story The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom, available for free online. 

Charles Stross, the Laundry Files. This series started as Lovecraft/spy novel pastiche hybrids with a lot of computer jokes and has morphed into urban fantasy…ish…along the way; you can either start at the beginning (The Atrocity Archives) or jump in at the latest, which has a new PoV narrator, an accidental vampire with a mathematics PhD (The Nightmare Stacks). 

Marie Brennan, the Lady Trent series I actually need to catch up on these but the first two are great so I have no hesitation in reccing anyway. They’re set in a secondary world approximating our own nineteenth century, and follow Isabella, eventually Lady Trent, as she sets out to study dragons scientifically. The first is A Natural History of Dragons. 

Terry Pratchett, the Watch, Witches, and Ankh-Morpork parts of the Discworld series There’s like a 0.02% chance you haven’t read these but just in case: RoL draws heavily on Pratchett (FS is dedicated to him) and most of all from these parts of the Discworld series. Begin with Men at Arms (Watch), Lords and Ladies (Witches, should be required reading before FS anyway) or Going Postal (Ankh-Morpork). 

K J Charles, Charm of Magpies series These are m/m romance but also Victorian-era fantasy set (mostly) in London; one of the leads is a practitioner of magic whose job it is to police other practitioners. Stylistically it’s like reading a very very good AU slashfic for a fandom that doesn’t exist, and if the author is not in fandom I will eat my entire collection of elegant cloche hats. Starts with The Magpie Lord. 

Genevieve Cogman, The Invisible Library trilogy Irene works for the interdimensional Invisible Library, which rescues rare books from alternate universes. Lots of literary references, lots of fun, one shout-out to RoL. 

N K Jemisin, The City Born Great - not a book but a free short story about personified cities. Gorgeous imagery. 

anonymous asked:

I read your comment about the roundtable interview about YOI. Is it true that Yamada-san said how Victor and Yuuri are very clearly gay? I read some summaries, but I want to know if he or someone else really said it like that? (Idk, but I think even if he is a good/close friend of Yamamoto-san, he can not speak for her or Kubo-san...)

He is not exactly saying that “they are gay” (I mean, what he says means that, I’m just saying that he “didn’t use that exact wording”), but he is saying that they are clearly in love with each other and is commenting on how 20 years ago characters in BL would not accept themselves and think they are weird or “wrong”, but in YOI it’s all normal, which shows how things have progressed from the past.

They also comment on the fact that in YOI they could have shown their romance in a much more evident way but they didn’t, they focused on the entertainment, and that’s what made the show so popular. (So basically they are actually praising the fact that no explicit romance was shown, because that would have probably restricted its popularity and made it less appealing to people who dislike romantic or m/m elements. I think this is what most people familiar with Japanese society would say, and I agree too)

They also say how in episode 10, in the part where Victor and Yuuri go “on a date” (their words) and shopping, Yuuri’s reactions are “so much like a girl’s”. And “they have matching rings and are in their own world” (this I think he was saying about the scene in episode 11 where Victor kisses Yuuri’s ring before he goes to skate “Eros”, because then he says “and then Yuuri goes to the rink”). I laughed when then he says “I couldn’t look at it” and the other guy too “I couldn’t either”, and “guys (male viewers) were totally left out”. They are saying this in an amused way, they are not criticizing the scene, but yeah if they had shown something more evident in the series some people that are not as broad-minded as them would probably have quit watching the show. I myself wanted to hide under the table when they showed the scene at the end of episode 7 on Music Station (prime time music TV program watched by heaps of “normal people”, as in “non-otaku”) without any context at all, lol.

But yeah, he’s Yamamoto’s friend but he doesn’t know Kubo at all, and he wasn’t involved in the production of YOI in the least, so he’s just talking based on his own impressions watching the series and maybe some things Yamamoto told him. He almost never says “Yamamoto told me~” in the interview or use wordings that imply that it’s something he was told by someone (Japanese people will use this kind of sentence structure when they are referring to something they were told, they have lots of ways to express that), therefore I actually think it’s really mostly based on his interpretation. But what he thinks is probably what many people in the animation/entertainment industry, especially the ones familiar with BL and who aren’t creeped out by it, think too, though most of them will never say it out loud, so that’s why it’s interesting.

And a random note: in my experience watching interviews, reading articles and looking at people’s tweets, men are usually much more blunt about BL than women, especially creators and people involved in the production of an anime. I think that women are scared that if they say something that hints at BL people will not take their opinions objectively and just think “you see things from that point of view because you’re a woman so you like BL”, while if it’s men saying the same exact thing people are not going to think it’s because they like BL, so they don’t feel that they have to justify themselves or avoid certain topics. Kubo too actually says something like this in her interview on Febri (sorry it will be posted within today…).

Also I was told that the interview is now normally available on NicoNico as well (that’s where the Japanese transcript comes from apparently). There’s overlaying text on the footage saying that it comes from a “members limited program”, but I guess they decided to publish this part about YOI afterwards? Good to know Avex is tolerant enough to let this exist, lol. But then again they own the copyright to Osomatsu-san so yeah…

(By the way they don’t just talk about Victor and Yuuri in the roundtable, they also praise many other aspects of the series!)

  • Ruby: Oh my God! BLAKE THIS IS AMAZING!
  • Weiss: I have to agree. This is incredible.
  • Blake1: Thank you Ruby.
  • Blake2: And thank you Weiss.
  • Weiss: I have to ask. How did you manage to make your clones be able to talk?
  • Ruby: Yeah. I mean even Sun can only make his clones move around.
  • Blake3: Well, With Sun's help with my trained.
  • Blake4: I Learned that while I can control the clones movements, they don't have wills.
  • Blake5: However, From what Kai told me If I put a bit more aura into my clones so they can last and get let go of control.
  • Blake6: I am actually able to give them a bit of free will.
  • Blake7: Granted that we are the same person we think exactly a like. Making it impossible to tell us about.
  • Blake8: For a maximum of a half hour of course.
  • Blake9: However the clones last longer the few clones there are.
  • Weiss: *Looking between all the Blake.* O-okay. That was weird.
  • Ruby: Weird? Are you kidding Weiss!? THIS IS AWESOME! Oh you are like a one woman army! How many of you can you make?
  • Blake1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9: 9 in total.
  • Weiss: Alright Blake very fun. But can you please make your clone disappear? The room is kinda crowded. *she asked Blake1.*
  • Blake1: Sure but you should ask the real Blake. I'm a clone.
  • Ruby: Whoooooooa. So your clones know that they are clone. That is so cool, Blake. *Ruby said to Blake5.*
  • Blake5: Yes, Ruby. We know we are clones. Kai made sure I could tell if I'm real or not.
  • Ruby: Oh Sorry Blake, uh, clone.
  • Weiss: Wait. Which one of you is the real Blake then?
  • Blake1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9: Wouldn't you like to know. *the Blakes smirked when the door opened as Yang entered the room but stopped at the site of all the Blakes before they greeted with smiles.* Welcome back Babe.
  • Yang: ... This explained how you read that whole book series in one night. *Yang muttered.*
  • Weiss: *As Yang stared at all the Blakes, Weiss leaned over to Ruby, whispering.* I bet you Yang can't tell which is the real Blake either.
  • Ruby: Well, if we can't there is no way sis-
  • Yang: *Just then before Ruby could finish, The whiterose couple watch as Yang walked straight up to Blake7 and picked her up and said with a smile.* As Amazing as your new semblances skill is, Blakey, you'll have to wait till we get back to are bedroom tonight. Because we have a date tonight. *Yang then started to walk out the door when Weiss and ruby both shouted.*
  • Weiss/Ruby: WAIT A'SEC!
  • Yang: Huh? Wassup?
  • Ruby: How do you know you have the real Blake?
  • Weiss: That one can be a clone.
  • Blake3: They are right, Yang. I could be the real me.
  • Blake9: Or me.
  • Blake8/5/2/4: Or me.
  • Yang: Nope. This is the real Blake. *Yang stated as a matter of fact cuddling the Blake in her arms*
  • Blake7: How do you know for sure? *crossing her arms*
  • Yang: *Yang looked down and lips the Blake in her arms and smiled.* Because there can be a million of you Blakey and I will always know the kitty I fell in love with. And if you want proof. *Yang the kissed and nibbled on Blake's cat ears making her blush and yip before purring as all the clones disappeared.* Now Come. Our Date night awaits. *With that Ruby and Weiss watched Yang carry Blake away for there date.*
  • Weiss: ...
  • Ruby: ... You think we will ever be able to do that?
  • Weiss: Once we're married. Maybe.

Oh, sleepovers. Nothing is better than spending a night with your bestfriends overdosing on junk food, laying around in your most comfortable and embarrassing pajamas and watching five movies in a row. Sleepovers can either be extremely relaxing or hard to recover from, but they are so funny and irreplaceable that I personally think there should be an international Sleepover Night. 

Movies, obviously, are a must-be according to the Sleepover Bible (made up by me right now), but sometimes it can be hard to choose what to watch. I guess one of the best ways to decide is having a marathon or establishing a theme: you can watch the whole Harry Potter/Pirates of the Caribbean/Star Wars saga, go for a tv series like Friends or Grey’s Anatomy or follow a fil rouge that links together a few films.

What I’m proposing you today is one of my favourite themes: teen movies from 1990 to 2000. Beside being extremely funny and unmissable if you are a movie amateur, they definitely left a mark in the filmmaking history, defining a generation not so far in time from ours. They can also teach you something about style or pop culture, so you have no excuses left not to watch them!

JAWBREAKER (1999)

People worshipped them and cursed them, but everybody wanted to be them .

In Jawbreaker you have all the ingredients for a classic teen movie: a high school, a popular and mean clique of Queen Bees, a kind-hearted girl loved by everyone, a prom, hot guys - with the only exception that this is not a classic teen movie.

Jawbreaker is a dark comedy and (surprise!) it involves a kidnapping, a death and police investigations. Written and directed by David Stein, the movie revolves around the “Flawless Four” of Reagan High School, Los Angeles:  Courtney Shayne, Marcie Fox, Julie Freeman and Elizabeth Purr. They all rule the school with a terror regime, except for Liz. She is not as mean as her friends and makes no differences in relating with others - her beauty and honesty, then, make her the most loved and admired girl. 

Obviously, this generates jealousy in Courtney, Marcie and Julie, who decide to prank their friend on seventeenth birthday, by performing a fake kidnapping. They take her off guard early in the morning, binding her with ropes and pushing a jawbreaker candy into her mouth. The girls lock Elizabeth in the trunk of a car and drive towards the mall to celebrate their friend’s brithday with breakfast. However, once they open the trunk, the sight is definitely not what they expected it to be…

Jawbreaker is worth watching not only for the twisted, surprising plot and the iconic (and definitely realistic) language used by the girls, but also because it explores the dynamics of a group of girls with the voice of an outsider, Fern Mayo, who finds herself involved in the events against her will. This movie is gonna make you laugh, startle and maybe regret not living in 1999.

Cruel Intentions (1999)

In the game of seduction there’s only one rule: never fall in love.

Drugs, sex, a hot step-brother, games of seduction, classy and total black outfits, rich mansions. If you like this list, Cruel Intentions is the perfect movie for you. Beside having an incredibly attractive cast, a young Reese Witherspoon included, its plot twists the usual “mean clique” dynamics.

Set in a wealthy Manhattan, the film is about an oddly assorted couple: Sebastian Valmont and his step-sister Kathryn Merteuil. He’s well known for his countless sexual conquers and seductive manners, which perfectly match Kathryn’s inner wickedness and malice - but they always both manage to get away with it thanks to their fascinating looks and charming attitudes. 

The tight relationship between the two not only sees them accomplices in many misdeeds, but also gives rise to explicit sexual innuendos, as Sebastian’s not-so-secret fantasy is to sleep with Kathryn. Despite wishing the same, the girl likes to play it hard to get, so she decides to set up a bet: if Sebastian will be able to seduce Annette Hargrove, Kathryn will have sex with him - otherwise, she’ll get his vintage Jaguar. It’s not as easy as it seems: Annette is the daughter of their school’s headmaster and has recently written an article on saving her virginity for marriage.

As the time goes by and the relationship with Annette develops, Sebastian will find his controversial morals hardly tested. He’ll also have to manage the seduction of the young and naive Cecile, the new girlfriend of Kathryn’s ex, and he’ll be soon torn between his usual lifestyle and a wager maybe too hard to win, even for his unbeaten ego.

Cruel Intentions is weird, explicit, somehow shocking. It points out the differences between boys and girls as it comes to sex, providing a few interesting reflections under a chic, witty and dark atmosphere. Kathryn’s outfits are ICONIC and the movie will make you want more - and you’re lucky, because there are a prequel and a sequel.

Clueless (1995)

Dear diary, I’m more fabulous than five minutes ago.

I don’t even know how to start with this and if you’ve never seen Clueless before… oh my gosh, you can’t imagine what you’ve missed. This movie is p-e-r-f-e-c-t! 

Yes, we have a Queen Bee, Cher, with her sidekick Dionne. And yes, she’s vain and superficial. But she is funny, gorgeous, good natured, harmless and extremely relatable. You could easily make any quote from her character yours, really. She’s crazy wealthy and lives in a mansion in Beverly Hills, obviously being the most popular girl at school.

The movie explores Cher’s life and her attempts at making “good deeds”, showing how her attitude is more innocent than biased. She decides to give Tai Frasier, a “tragically unhip” girl, a makeover aimed at initiating her into the popular universe of their high school; she tries to act as cupid and match two professors (also to raise her grades); all of this, just for the sake of “giving back to the community”.

Cher’s hilarious adventures continue as she finds herself facing a new, attractive boy at school, her annoying stepbrother, the driving license exam and other teenage things we’ve all been through. I loved this movie because she’s fierce and self confident in a positive way, for once - and I won’t even mention the outfits of almost every character, which I’ve seen more than once reinterpreted in the latest collections of many fashion brands. And let me add that Alicia Silverstone’s facial expressions are the best thing in the world… In a few words: watch it. You won’t absolutely regret it.

The Craft (1996)

“You girls watch out for those weirdos” - “We are the weirdos, mister”

Everyone loves a bit of magic. Candles, chanting odd words, summoning the supernatural, meeting in the middle of the night - all things you probably don’t do but that still sound fascinating and attractive, especially if you are a young girl with a mysterious past in a new school where you know no one.

This is how it goes for Sarah Bailey once she arrives to the catholic academy of St. Benedict, Los Angeles. A group of outcasts, with difficult, gloomy lives and rumored to be practicing witchcraft, notices that Sarah is not as normal as she seems, thus luring her into joining their coven. The powers of the four girls reach a whole new level as they try to fix their messy lives and make up for any wrong that had been unfairly done to them.

However, nothing is easy when it comes to unearthly powers - the group will face difficult personal struggles and they will soon understand that everything comes with a price. 

This thriller will open your eyes on the hard life of social rejects in a surreal way, making you think twice before exposing someone not as lucky as you - you never know what may be their revenge. I loved The Craft because it explores a different side of the world depicted in the movies listed above - it gives voice to the unheard and shows things from a different point of view.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

But mostly, I hate the way I don’t hate you, not even close.

Sisters can be so different. Take Bianca and Kat Stratford, for example. One is popular, beautiful, admired and elegant, the other is a smart, casual, ironic bookworm. Cameron James (and adorable Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is head over heels for Bianca as soon as he sees her, but he’s warned by a friend that the girl’s father doesn’t allow her to date anyone. This doesn’t only upset Cameron, but Bianca as well - that’s why before the prom she quarrels with her dad until he agrees on letting her go at one condition: Kat has to find a boyfriend and go to the prom, too, causing Bianca to become furious since her sister will never want to be with someone.

Cameron finds out about the new rule and decides to find a boy who will date Kat, so then he’ll be able to go out with Bianca. The mission seems impossible, but of course we have Heath Ledger, in the role of Patrick Verona, who once again becomes the hero and (obviously with a heavy salary) agrees on trying.

Will the mission stay professional? Will Kat resist to Patrick’s charm or will she be trapped by the good-looking outcast as bitter as she is? Will Bianca go to prom with Cameron? You need to watch the movie to find out. This is one of my favourite ones, I’ve seen it at least three times and it’s just great - I always like watching the development of a romantic relationship, because each one is different from the other. And the singing scene on the bleachers? Iconic.

Romeo + Juliet (1996) - trailer

If love be rough with you, be rough with love.

Do I even have to say something?? I mean, Leo DiCaprio, Shakespeare’s most known masterpiece, love and death, Baz Luhrmann. This is enough, isn’t it?

Romeo + Juliet is the modernized and adapted version of the famous, tragic love story. It’s visionary, surreal, heartbreaking and it should be seen at least once a week because it’s just too much. It is set in a imaginary Verona Beach, where the adventures and deeds of two families in war intertwine with the forbidden love affair of a young boy and girl. The plot follows Shakespeare’s script, but you won’t find swords or horses. Guns and sportscars, gas stations and a swimming pool are just a few of the innovative twists Luhrmann has used in this dreamy and loud film.



What about you? What are your favourite 90ies/sleepover movies? Let us know by commenting this post, the Facebook page or sending an ask! x

alalunastuff  asked:

Hey Jen, you trully are a rare gem for any fandom worthy to have you! Beyond happy you're part of the Olicity fandom! Only one thing I would like you to address, esp given your knowledge of TV and how the business works. So, what is your view on ratings for Arrow Season 5? The decline in ratings goes ofc accross shows and channels as a general trend nowadays. But specifically how do you feel about Arrow ratings this year? TY!

What a sweet thing to say. I am but one among many, but you are so incredibly kind. Thank you. Hope you don’t mind that I’m publishing this ask because I always like ratings questions. I think they are fun. Yes. I am weird. I don’t know if it’s knowledge. It’s more a weird obsession combined with some (hopefully) educated guesses. (Some of this will be a repeat for those who’ve read my thoughts on ratings before).

Stumbled on this article today. Vulture always takes a look at returning/aging dramas and writes an article on rating trends every year. It’s a good read. The take away is it’s been a rough year for everyone. Most returning/aging dramas saw a significant drop in their live ratings. This was The CW:

31% drop is… well… ouch. 

I agree with Vulture. I don’t know a network executive that would be happy with any of these drops because they like money. Loss of revenue is not good. Networks ain’t never gonna be a fan of that. A live ratings decrease = a loss of ad based revenue. 

But am I worried about Arrow? NOPE. The single most important question any fan of a television show that airs on The CW should ask is…

How in sweet holy heaven does The CW make money?

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A Request for the YGO fandom

Can we please recognize that each series is distinct and has distinct appeal?

Yes, the series are loosely tied together, some more so than others. And if you want to try to fit everything into an overall continuity, that’s absolutely fine - that’s not what I’m talking about here.

I’m talking about the tendency to rank the series in terms of best/worst, etc. When it would be more accurate to say most favorite/least favorite, because it’s all completely subjective. The fact of the matter is that each series is its’ own thing and can stand alone. Each series has unique aspects, and those aspects may or may not appeal to a particular person. This fandom is not a homogeneous community that will all have the same tastes.

Yet, I keep seeing people in this fandom with this annoying tendency to try to bring everyone in line with how they personally like/dislike things. Personal preference is stated as objective fact. The series are pitted against one another even though it’s like comparing apples and oranges. Fans of the “wrong” series, or people who are not fans of the “right” series in the eyes of particular people - they’re shamed and sometimes disparaged.

Please stop this.

It’s fine to talk about what you do and don’t like about a show. But if you don’t like one of the shows, don’t try to ruin it for other people. Don’t go and tell people that are enjoying it that the series is horrible and that they should just give up watching it. Don’t do that to people who haven’t watched it, either - say you personally didn’t like it, but let them make up their own minds.

Yes, I’m referring to Arc V, because I’ve seen this way too much from too many people. But this goes for any of the series. And it can be extended to other media, too.

By the same token, if you do like one of the shows, don’t try to shame people into liking or even watching it. General posts about “This is why you should watch X!” are not what I’m talking about - that kind of thing is fine as long as you aren’t disparaging other series to do it. But if someone makes a post saying they don’t have any interest in one of the series, or some of the series, for whatever reason - don’t go onto that post and tell them that their reason is wrong (even if you think it’s a silly reason, for example, they’re complaining about the character designs when there’s always been ridiculous character designs - even so, they’re entitled to their opinion) or try to shame them into “giving it a chance”. If they don’t want to give it a chance, that is okay. Doesn’t matter what the reason is. Whether it’s that they don’t like the hair, they don’t like the premise, they don’t like the writer…it doesn’t matter. It is okay to just not be interested in something, because different things appeal to different people. You don’t have to watch a show to decide you’re not interested. The idea that just because someone likes one of the YGO series that they should necessarily have an interest in the others is ridiculous. Of course there will be large overlap between the fanbases, but the shows are still different enough.

With Vrains coming out soon, can we please avoid this kind of thing? In either direction? I know it’s very easy to get caught up in your passion for/against something, and it’s easy to fall into this kind of trap. I just ask that people make an effort to avoid it, and try to state opinions rather than force them on others (i.e., “X is my favorite/least favorite series” rather than “X is the best/worst series”)

watch 3%

hey so I don’t know about you guys, but when it comes to diversity in media I really like having new things put in front of my eyeballs. 3% is a Brazilian dystopian series on Netflix and you should watch it if you feel the same. The main characters are a kinda-pale Brazilian girl, and a brown dude in a wheelchair, and he’s tbh my favorite character. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better character in a wheelchair? I don’t think I’ve ever seen a character in a wheelchair be a romantic lead, either, at least when the story isn’t about How Sad It Is That He’s In A Wheelchair. His disability is present as a story element, but mainly as a thing he’s worked hard to overcome and accept. He’s smart and wry and a good listener and he gets really fucking annoyed when people suggest he only wants to win the dystopian competition so that he’ll be able to walk again, because he’s fine with himself the way he is.

Like, the show globally is really good and I’m enjoying it a lot, but if you specifically would be a happier person if you saw an enormously likeable brown disabled person whose disability is treated in a healthy and enlightened way be a romantic lead in something, check out 3%. 

Why I really want a Steven/Lars fusion (Stars).

All through the past Bomb (and the whole series, tbh), I’ve been watching with bated breath as Lars develops. Throughout the show, he’s gone from a standard bully trope to a legit character who hides his insecurities through many layers of being mean to people, including the girl that he obviously has a crush on.

Most of the Lars episodes we’ve had so far have been developmental towards his relationship with Steven, which has become progressively closer. This, I imagine, was the Crewniverse working towards these upcoming episodes.

Either way, at this point, we need this character arc to finally close in a similar way to that of Amethyst’s. How better can this be done than to have Lars participate in something not only very strange to him (he’d probably think that people would think he’s weird for doing Steven’s Gem Stuff), but also a representation of a close relationship, which, as we’ve seen (or has been implied), Lars is terrified of.

To conclude, having Stars show up wouldn’t just be an awesome way to end a pretty good storyline, but it would finally show Lars that it’s okay to be who he actually is, and give him confidence that he so desperately deserves, be it in his potential friendships or his relationship with Sadie.

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The Descent into Fandom Hell

We all have this moment, when we realize we’re neck deep into a new fandom or ship or something similar. Usually, you can pinpoint the blame at one or two people, either a friend or someone you follow on social media for DRAGGING you into HELL with them!

Technically, Yuri!!! on Ice can’t have a Beach Episode because a solid portion of the series is an ongoing Hot Springs Episode. Anyone that watches anime knows a series only get either a Beach Episode OR a Hot Springs Episode (optional Mountain Episode during the same time as the Hot Springs Episode) but never both because that’s completely illogical.

And no, the famed “what do you want me to be to you?” scene does not count as a Beach Episode because they don’t break open a watermelon with a stick.

Fairy Tail‘s Ending

So yeah. I think a lot of it was that this is the final arc of FT but apparently accord to ANN this is the last arc. Now if your hearing this news your probably going to react in one of 2 ways: oh no I’m so sad or OH THANK GOD!

Now just cause this is the last arc doesn’t mean the series will be over in a week, but still it is on it’s last leg. Now I would say that either it’ll end in summer or possibly a little later.

Now, those who would be sadden by this news, I understand. This series while having some bad moments isn’t a trainwreck as a lot of made it out to be. For many this series holds a special place in their hearts and watch it go feels like not only losing a popular series but also losing a friend they’ve had for a very long time.

But there are those who couldn’t be happier hearing this. This series has pulled so much crap in the last 2 years that not only has it become hard to read but also has ruined a lot of love that people once had for it. I understand that too.

Now for my personal feelings, I’m conflicted. I want this series to end as it has been evident Hiro Mashima has lost a lot of interest in this series and knowing his skill with passion behind a work he can make it great. But, this arc has been awful. It has disappointed so many and rather than ending it like this I would’ve prefered Mashima to come back with that spark and restore the glory the series once had and not just let it burn out and die. I would’ve loved for it to have continued so that we could fix many issues, but the chance of it running longer also runs the chance of running it in the ground further. Which also asks maybe we should leave good enough alone.

With this last arc being so bad it really is a shame. For the final moments of a series are the memories you leave your fans with. With such a bad arc you leave nothing but a bitter taste in people’s mouths and leave the lasting memory of “that series with the really disappointing ending”. With the recent chapters I can only hope for one thing that the ending of this arc is truly great, a bad arc with a good ending at least lessens the blow of the shit people had to put up with in the last 2 years. If this Zeref and Acnologia stuff is done on point, I think the series could salvage a decent ending.

anonymous asked:

I've seen a few posts about what Supernatural would be like if HBO or Netflix had it, and ugh, do I wish that could have been the case, and I think they should buy the rights for the final season because it could be awesome haha in our dreams, right?...but then I also think about how devastating it could be if HBO or Netflix had it lol. A trade I would be willing to make, none the less.

Heh so yeah I have mused on this point before as well. I guess the thing is, consider the kind of concepts that Supernatural explores:

Hell, demons, monsters, ghosts, witchcraft, death, religion, torture, violence, murder.

It would be a horrifying show if that were the case. 

Have you seen the show Penny Dreadful? it was pretty awesome. Its set in Victorian England and its all about the Victorian Gothic monster stories like Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, and Warewolves are in it, and the devil is in it as is Dracula and other Vampires… Also two of the main male characters fucked each other the first time they met… soooo yeah. 

Penny Dreadful is a Showtime show, so I guess its a similar kind of network to HBO. Therefore this is as close a show as I can imagine to Supernatural being on HBO/ Netflix that is currently available. 

With Penny Dreadful as my template therefore, here are some things that I think we would see on Supernatural if it were a cable show:

  • Dean is openly bisexual and is seen sleeping with men and women… sometimes at the same time.
  • Sam’s whole BoyKing arc is much darker and more graphic in the way Penny’s arc with the devil was *shudders*.

  • We would see Dean in hell. It would not be pretty.

  • The monsters would actually be really fucking horrifying.

  • The gory stuff would be even gorier. 

  • Dean and Cas would have hooked up in season 4. 

  • They would have then proceeded to have an on again off again relationship that spanned the course of the show. They are of course endgame.

  • But really fucked up stuff happens to them all the time.

  • we would see demons true faces.

  • Including Deans.

  • Dean and Crowleys relationship would have been super twisted.

  • What happened with Dean and Alistair.

  • What happened with Sam and Lucifer.

  • *shudders*

  • We would see Angel’s true forms (or an interpretation of them)

  • We would see angel wings

  • The characters would suffer SO MUCH more than they currently do. I mean in really twisted fucked up ways.

  • It would also be hauntingly beautiful at times. Like when Dorian and Lily dance in the ballroom with blood pouring out of their wounds. I wanna see moments like that on Supernatural. The mix of the beautiful and the horrifying.

  • There’d also be a shit ton of swearing… just the idea of Cas saying the word ‘fuck’ gets me all hot and bothered. LOL.
  • It would NOT have a happy ending. This is just from my experience watching darker shows on HBO/Netflix. They tend to have dark endings that leave me either angry or in tears. This is the downside i guess.

Anyway, would it be better? In some ways OF COURSE. But I also don’t think it would have gone on for as long as it did….I also just remembered True Blood. That was a vampire show on HBO so that’s another good comparison for what Supernatural could have been. Though I have never seen that series and my only knowledge of it is my friends description which was “Vampire Pornography”. So um yeah? Maybe also more pornographic. I suppose that would go down well on tumblr anyway! 

anonymous asked:

Shipping neutral here. I don't mind either IR or IH, but what I'm trying to wrap my head around is why does Ichihime get so much hate? I don't see why people think Orihime is a stalker or obsessed when she does have a life outside of her love for Ichigo and shows concern for others, or that Ichigo 'doesn't notice her' when he clearly does and even comes to rely on her. I don't see how it's unhealthy or 'wrong'.

Its because for a long time people have been watching/reading bleach with a certain amount of tightly constrained shipping goggles.

A lot of people have been observing the series as nothing more than a weird coming of age romance between Ichigo and Rukia. Orihime to them is a third wheel that needed to learn her place (bow her head like a good girl and hop on her consolation prize which was either Ulquiorra or Uryuu depending on the era of Bleach fandom) and for that reason was hated when Kubo was showing signs he would go elsewhere with the character.

The soul society arc was huge which produced a lot of IR shippers. By the end of the arrancar arc they were still there even though IH began to form a much smaller but loyal following.

This inadvertently caused/influenced two things: a rise in the number of Orihime hate and the increase of toxicity within the fandom.

A lot of people seemed to project a lot of hate of her character based on their own insecurities or lived vicariously through Rukia and made Orihime the enemy for some reason. To them, Rukia was unbelievably strong, smart, funny, beautiful, snarky and tough who all the cool characters loved while Orihime was an awful big boobed whore who got in the way and people barely tolerated (including Ichigo). People would write essays about how unworthy Orihime was of Rukia’s friendship all the while writing headcanons of how much Orihime envied and secretly hated her and other female characters close to Ichigo. You can see this false dynamic play out in the way people write about the characters after the Bleach ending.

Anyway, Orihime has always been a perceived threat to certain pairing fans even when people tried (badly) to insist they didn’t see her as a threat. Any time Ichigo and Orihime had an interaction, there were several essays claiming they where unimportant. Anytime Orihime was shown to think of a nakama apart from Ichigo, people would praise her for ‘character growth’ but would go back to bashing her when Kubo stressed she still loved Ichigo.

They’d take any moment of Orihime feeling terrible as proof of Rukia being a goddess or the truth of IR. Take the notorious Orihime jealousy thing at the beginning of the arrancar arc. It was something that happened in one particular moment where Orihime couldn’t cheer Ichigo up because she herself had been injured alongside Tatsuki and Sado, which proceeded to reveal her own feelings of inadequacy that would be explored in the HM arc. Yet certain fans have twisted this scenario to make out Orihime is constantly jealous of Rukia (or knows the 'truth’ about IR) throughout the series.

Tl:dr Shipping goggles made people read what they wanted to in Bleach and blatantly misunderstood characters and their character arcs to justify their headcanons that were increasingly shown to bear little semblance to reality.

Take the last arcs of Bleach. People had noted dropped plot lines and the likelihood IchiHime was endgame but people still insisted Kubo ruined the manga for pairings that came out of nowhere (nevermind the dropped plotlines and character arcs which didn’t get resolution) instead of forcing Ichigo live in Soul Society with his 'twu luv’ Rukia.

Not to say others didn’t hate Orihime. She was a non-action person in a very action heavy manga.

But a huge amount of derision came from shippers who ignored where things were going after the SS arc.

8

It was lonely at first. But you get used to it, the silence. Finally, you come to love it. By the loch, I can hear the water ripple at the wind, the clouds moving in the sky. I hear the world as it’s meant to be. Folks say, “Take the money, put thy feet up.” I know every inch of this land, every bird, every animal. They’re my family now.