i know i've missed people again

There is a thing about fandom mentality that baffles me.
Yes, fandoms change over time and the first big boom slows down. And for haikyuu the first boom definitely has cooled down.
And as I totally get how you can be sad over passed times and be nostalgic about how things were I feel it’s unfair to sit around and mope and complain that the fandom is dead.
I know some of the first big artists and writers have moved on and as said I understand if you miss the exciting times of a new fandom. But if you only look back and look sadly behind you and at the empty spot the artists who have left the fandom have left there you will never see what is happening all around you.
There are still new people coming and creating. There are still new fics and stories and new fanart with a new style.
Some people who have been around for 1 or even 2 years are still around and providing and keeping their stories going and alive.
There are still totally new and very fresh people entering the fandom who haven’t heard or seen any of the stories yet and are excited to get to know all.
But if you only look back and hold on to the old things you won’t be able to see all the new things. You won’t be able to enjoy all the things. And this is sad. And this is what discourage other artists and writers…and in the end I feel this is what makes a fandom dead.

Some of the early haikyuu art and fics are great and they have been important and I value them and I would never talk them down.
But it’s sad to see that they are still held up to such a praise that new things often can’t find their room. Even people who joined the fandom more recently still hold up to the old things.

Go look into the fresh tags. Don’t always look for most notes but for what is new or sounds good.
There are some great artists and writers among us who have been fighting and creating for over a year now but still haven’t found their ground cause you still rather be sad about someone who isn’t in this fandom anymore.

So if you are still motivated and interested in the fandom go out there and have an open mind and search for new blogs to follow and look into newer things! People still creating and posting new stuff every day!! With this a fandom can’t be dead!
Enjoy!

javert being continually whitewashed is really troublesome bc it leads to situations where

a) people who are only familiar with the musical/movies (or hell even the book, bc i know i sure missed the reference to him being not white the first time i read it) think that he IS white

b) this leads to him being reduced to the “racist cop” which strips a lot away from him, because a large part of javert’s character is his internalized racism and his struggle with that, and you lose all of that nuance if he’s presented as white

The Choices We Make - Part Three

The Choices We Make
MadaSaku

Part one
Part Two

Part three

A deep ache throbbed in the pit of Sakura’s stomach, causing her grip on the edge of the sink to tighten and her knuckles to bleed white. She slipped her eyes closed against the pain and focused solely on inhaling and exhaling until it slowly dwindled and dulled into a more manageable pang. It wasn’t the first time she had experienced light cramping since she had discovered her pregnancy and just like before, she pressed a chakra-laced hand to her abdomen to ease the muscle pain until she was left with just her usual, hindering morning sickness.

Days like these made Sakura take a second look at her life and question just what the hell she had been thinking when she slipped into bed - or rather onto the counter - with Madara. However, she didn’t allow herself to dwell on the matter this time. She had agreed to meet him this morning for tea before she headed to the hospital for her shift, and she needed to leave shortly to make it on time.

Swallowing back the bile rising in her throat, Sakura raised a hand from where they had been braced against the counter to turn the faucet on. She splashed some cool water on her overheated skin and took a moment to collect herself before she exited the tiny bathroom connected to her bedroom to gathered her paperwork for the hospital. Once she was certain she had everything she needed for the day, she swiped her keys from the counter and headed out into the awakening village.

With the early hour, there were few venders and even fewer citizens out and about, leaving a hushed sense of tranquility over the village. A cool, dawn breeze was blowing through the streets and stirring the dust upon the sun-dried road. It powdered the toes of her boots and swirled around her ankles, but Sakura didn’t pay it any mind as she read through the patient file in her hand, her gaze only drawing up to smile in greeting at the occasional shinobi as they passed.

Her journey to the teahouse was otherwise uninterrupted. Sakura had frequented it with the Uchiha Head on a number of previous occasions and her feet followed the familiar path without her having to stop and recall the way.

Sakura was less than a block away when nausea threatened to overcome her again and she paused under the shade of a shop’s awning to press a hand to her mouth as she tucked the chart safely under her other arm. The bile was thick and hot in her throat but she pursed her lips together, refusing to give into her body’s demands.

‘Mind over body, mind over body,’ she repeated mentally. The last thing she wanted was for Madara to learn of her pregnancy by puking all over him. 'Although it would be fitting,’ she realized with a soft snort.

Her sudden amusement chased the worst of her sickness away and she swallowed thickly as she distracted herself by entertaining the comical image. It would certainly be a story worth-telling, that much was certain.

Sakura was still smiling softly when she finally arrived at the small teahouse. The doors were wide open in hospitality and she stepped inside before she scanned the dining room in search of Madara. She quickly realized he wasn’t present in the empty room, and she turned expectantly when an employee approached her.

“Welcome, Haruno-san,” the young woman greeted respectfully. “Uchiha-sama has reserved the private room for you this morning.”

Sakura bit back a snort. Of course he did.

The hostess silently gestured for Sakura to follow her before she led them down a small hallway and away from the rest of the mainroom. They stopped before a traditional shoji and the young woman made their presence known before she slid the door opened and entered. “Uchiha-sama, Haruno-san has arrived,” she bowed.

Sakura followed after the other woman but paused just inside the room as her gaze finally settled upon Madara. He had dressed up for the occasion in a dark grey robe made of the richest silks with the Uchiha fan stitched into each side over his breast bone. The color matched the smokiness of his eyes and complimented his handsome face. He was kneeling before a low-sitting table with his arms folded eloquently across his chest, his normally wild mane of hair pulled back into a simple ponytail that emphasized his strong jawline and broad shoulders.

Sakura swallowed hard as her mouth went dry. Next to him, she likely resembled someone who had just crawled out of bed, and she suddenly regretted her decision not to wipe the dust from her boots before entering the establishment. It felt as if she were in the presence of royalty.

Oh yes, she decided. It would be a very bad idea for her to puke on him.

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anonymous asked:

Thoughts on Pirates of the Caribbean? I've heard somewhere that you took inspiration for Red Seas.

I really loved the first film, saw it many times. Enjoyed the second more than most people I know. Left to go the the bathroom at the climax of the third and didn’t feel I’d missed anything. Never saw it again. Totally disinterested in any of the films made since. Back in 2003, the whole notion of a movie based on a fucking theme park ride was generally seen as mad hubris, and part of the charm of POTC was the shocking fact that it turned out to be so genuinely good. Since then, I have become profoundly less interested in the notion that the Caribbean hides any more previously-unseen all-powerful dark forces that Jack Sparrow personally pissed off many years ago. I also enjoyed the Sparrow character a great deal more when it was unclear just where his boundaries were set– how much of his shtick was affect and swagger, how much of it was obsession and sanity-bending experience, how much of it was damage? I don’t particularly care for more explanations and backstory; I was happier with him as a mystery and a foil rather than the center of the cinematic universe. If I never have to see another film trailer with a genuinely excellent actor with some CGI supernatural gook all over them muttering “Jack… Sparrrrowwwww…” I’ll be pretty content.  

anonymous asked:

on a scale of 1 to ten how exhausted are you at people bringing up "i've not seen such bravery"

It really depends on people’s attitude when they bring it up. I understand that change is weird and sometimes unfun, and it’s totally fine to miss the intro. I get it, really! Some (again, “some”, not most) people are just being annoying about it, though, and that’s really just not helpful and definitely doesn’t motivate me.

All I ask is a bit of understanding - no matter what changes I make or what I do, some people are going to be unhappy and they’re going to let me know about it. Constructive criticism is always welcome - annoyingly berating me over a change you didn’t like stresses me out.

Luckily my fans have always been super great, so it’s actually going over a bit better than I imagined.

clarkegriffsquad  asked:

Gonna ask you in your inbox because I'm sure other fans would want to know as well, are there a couple meta blogs that you can recommend? I've been unfollowing quite a lot of people recently and need to fill my dash with some good analysis again

Oh, no, I use to feel bad about giving recommendations (because I always miss someone and I don’t want people to feel bad, but then again, someone always gets mad so why live life in constant fear of hurting people’s feelings, right? Not that I want to hurt people’s feelings… it just seems to happen, sadly, so sorry person-i-forgot-because-i’m-often-oblivious-to-things-sometimes.

So, I’m going to put down people that write meta (and yeah, this is recommendation for depthful metas only, not .gifs and stuff) that legit helps me read this show better or who is just a good person to see on your dash (in regards to meta writing) or who often sees something I don’t or is able to articulate something better than me. 

It’s also important to me that I only recommend people who are “good” people, too. Once someone shows me that they’re consistently intolerant of others or take personal offense against people who have a slightly different interpretations than them, or people who are condescending towards others and never apologizes for it or never seems to realize it, or who is unreasonable in general, and/or too cliquey, I’m done with them and their “meta,” even if they’re good at it. So that might clear up why I don’t put people who seem to be no brainers in regards to being good meta writers on this list. 

So, here are the meta writers I enjoy the most, who write or speak the most (like they write at least one or two meta a week that I see on my dash), and who are also “good” people, as far as I can tell, and who’ve made my experience fun during season 4: 

@spacewalkeravenreyes, @head-and-heart, @wellamyblake, @forgivenessishardforus, @as-inevitable-as-morning, @jontyaxefive, @falafel14, @wellsjahasghost @insufficient-earth-skills @adamantinesky @sylvias-plath @ravenreyess@velvet-tread @ravenreyess @parapluiepliant @rosymamacita @blyedeeks @bellamynochillblake @foghthatsme @novalian @theshadowhuntress @lightcomingthroughthedarkness 

Reviewers: I (HIGHLY) recommend Selina Wilken from Hypable. 

These are the one’s I like and enjoy the most. I might expand now that we’re on haitus, though. I haven’t tried to look for new people in over a year, so yeah, I’m open to finding new people who seem like good sorts and who also have an excellent eye for interpreting the The 100. 

ok so if I’m not wrong there’s some kind of twist that’s happening soon right?? and it’s gonna be a positive twist??? well I’m really trying to stay positive and hopeful about all of this and idk if it’s just me but I feel like there’s something missing with this sl. it’s not all making sense and I feel like there is something that is not being said. so I’m really hoping that this ‘twist’ is going to make this one huge mess make sense, and everything will start to become ok again!! idk I’m just trying to stay positive right now :/

The Phantom of the Opera (25th anniversary)
  • Prologue: 666 nUMbeR of THE beAst I meAN MAN the oLD GhoSt Was SUPER scAry gET rEadY fOr a HoRRoR STORY
  • Overture: ... but this sounds f*****g epic and i'm already on the masked man's side
  • Hannibal Rehearsal: BOO IT'S THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TO MAKE MEG SCREAM LOUDER THAN CARLOTTA
  • Think of Me: Raoul thinks it's R/C, The Phantom thinks it's E/C, in fact it is a song from a completely different story and ya'll are reading into things too much but dam Christine so fab that two men she scarcely knows instantly want to marry her.
  • Angel of Music: Is it an angel... Is it a dad... It's the Phantom.
  • Little Lotte: Aw, my childhood friend :3
  • The Mirror: NEVERMIND, RAOUL WHO?
  • Theme Song: I should probably be scared but I find myself turned on.
  • Music of the Night: Pretty sure father wouldn't have sent me this but still thank God it's happening.
  • I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It: Staged depiction of "major fuck up".
  • Notes: Whipped
  • Prima Donna: but in denial
  • Poor Fool: exactly what it says on the tin but in plural
  • Why Have You Brought Me Here: BECAUSE I'M EXPERIENCING EXTREMELY CONFLICTING FEELINGS I'M SCARED but also still kinda turned on
  • All I Ask Of You: "Yes please marry me and make my life decisions I'm done with independent adulting shit's crazy" The Love Song
  • Reprise: When you think you helped a damsel in distress but the distress keeps on intensifying.
  • Masquerade: Well you must be quite emotionally exhausted by this point... Have colour and fun!
  • Have You Missed Me: No? Well, still have this opera.
  • |Madame Giry: Who's he? Basically, deformed.
  • |Raoul: Ew.
  • Notes: Whipped and they know it now.
  • Twisted Every Way: really, just twisted every way, like wtf
  • Don Juan Rehearsal: angry little people call perfectly good music bad so the piano shuts them up
  • Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again: Is she singing to her father? Is she singing to the Phantom? We just don't know through all these daddy issues.
  • Wandering Child: What I've learned thus far is that I really can't show restraint when he's around, can I?
  • Angel of Darkness: Serious mood kill and massive sass fight including pyrotechnics.
  • Before Don Juan: So tell me again how are you going to kill a guy who's there, and there, and there and there and there
  • Past the Point of No Return: Into it. No wait no I'm not.
  • Down Once More: Phantom: I've been in deep emotional turmoil since day one. Christine: *seen 23.30*
  • Final Lair: 666 nUmBER of ThE BeAst don't say that don't do that put him down everybody stop YES YES YES wait NO NO NO i was promised a ghost story and now look at my heart wtf K.O.'d by a musical
  • Bonus END CREDITS: HE'S SMILING. THE PHANTOM'S ALIVE AND SMILING. LOOK CHRISTINE IS HUGGING HIM IT'S CANON LALALA.

I’m not used to living without a dog and it’s been really hard adjusting. I know my dad and I would like another one but my mom doesn’t, understandably she doesn’t wanna go through that pain of losing them again, but I just really miss having a pupper. I don’t understand how people can live without animals tbh, but that’s probably because I’ve lived with them LITERALLY my whole life

ENFP and ISFP lost in NYC
  • (Bonding friendship moment based on a true story)
  • They're walking downtown around 5th avenue and ISFP is trusting ENFP to follow the directions to the Doc Marten store.
  • ENFP: Okay ISFP so I'm pretty sure google maps says to go north a 1/2 mile toward the FedEx store and Italian restaurant. We should be there in 9 minutes.
  • ISFP: Okay that sounds good. I'm really excited we're doing this.
  • ENFP: Me too. I feel like such a cool adult walking down the streets of NYC with my best friend.
  • (15 minutes pass and the two reminisce about all of their old adventures and inside jokes. ENFP doesn't seem to be keeping up with the arrow on the map. ISFP suddenly gets the feeling they aren't going the right way after all.)
  • ISFP: Uhhhh ENFP... I think we've walked more than half a mile. Do the directions say what to do next?
  • ENFP: *squinting eyes to read the directions* Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  • ENFP: Yeah I..I dunno.
  • (It's getting dark outside and the area is becoming more populated with night life)
  • ISFP: Want me to look?
  • ENFP: ...yeah maybe.
  • ISFP: ENFP We've been going the wrong way this entire time.
  • ENFP: whAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAt
  • ENFP: I'M SO SO SORRY ISFP I TOTALLY WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION THE ARROW WAS SO CONFUSING I DIDN'T KNOW WHETHER IT WAS TURNING THE RIGHT WAY OR NOT AND THEN I GOT DISTRACTED.
  • ISFP: ENFP calm down. It's okay. We got to have such a nice walk and chat. Let's just sit down somewhere and figure out what the directions actually say.
  • ENFP: okay *looks forlorn*
  • (ISFP and ENFP sit down in a little park by the road and look at the map on their phone. ENFP is still apologizing.)
  • ISFP: ENFP it's not a big deal we'll just have to hurry and make sure we get there before closing time.
  • ENFP: I'm so glad that of all the people I could've screwed up and got us lost with, it happened to be you. You're such a laid back and understanding person, ISFP. I'm also pretty flattered that you put enough trust in me to find our way.
  • ISFP: Yeah it's fine. I had fun talking to you along the way. I've missed that. It's been so long since our last adventure.
  • ENFP: I know right? It's like we graduated high school and now we're never going to see each other again. I hate it.
  • ISFP: Well... It doesn't have to be that way. We can fight this. We just need to always have something planned to do together. Even if it's months between them.
  • (The two spend 30 minutes sitting and talking about the future and lose track of time)
  • ENFP: Dude it's 8:00 already. I think Doc Martens is closed now. Dang it! I know you really wanted to try that one pair on in person too. I'm sorry.
  • ISFP: Nah I'm good. What we did instead was more important. :)
  • They kept in touch after the trip had ended and are friends to this day. The end.

/Going to a private art school is a trip, let me tell you.
One time I had a class full of Akatsuki members, and one Master Chief.
Every finals week, screaming and/or sleeping under the desks while projects render is normal.
There are guys who shamelessly browse hentai in class.
Girls who watch anime during lectures, or, as I just witnessed, browse through TMNT smut.(Rock on.)
Barefoot students.
Students with every hair color imaginable.
Creative hot-a-what’s.
Teachers with bow ties.
And a teacher with sugar skull Elvis w/a “sacred heart” taco tattooed to their arm.
SnK group. KH group. Whovians. LoK fans. Etc. etc.
And then, there’s me. The only Homestuck I know of. (Everyone cringes when they ask, “what kind of AU are you working on again??”)

Doribull Thoughts/Defense

Okay, so I am attempting to write a respectful dialogue here, not invalidate people’s legitimate triggers. If you don’t like Dorian/Bull and find it problematic, that is totally fine and you are completely entitled to dislike it based on what doesn’t work for you, or what you find unpalatable (for lack of a better, stronger word), and you are so, so valid in doing what’s best for you by blacklisting it, ignoring it, etc., doing whatever you need to do. I respect that, I do. Tagging this specifically so people can avoid it if they need to.

But I have some serious issues with some of the arguments (and, in my opinion, some assumptions that aren’t supported by in-game canon) that are used to insist that these two MUST have an abusive relationship and this is the only legitimate interpretation, because I, personally, don’t agree, and I find some of the actual arguments REALLY super problematic in and of themselves. So in the interest of discussion rather than argument, I want to articulate why I don’t share this interpretation, and why some of the arguments for it trouble me in terms of Dorian’s agency as a character. This ended up a fucking TL;DR manifesto in length, but I wanted to be thorough and draw in all the canon evidence I could to try and make a case for why I respect the concerns but don’t share them, because this is a subject I don’t take lightly, as I have been in emotionally manipulative relationships myself in the past.

 

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anonymous asked:

It's been 9 months since my ex broke up with me. I'm a lot better but I still have days where I miss him so much & I still feel like I'm in love with him. I've tried everything, I don't know how to move on fully. It's not fair to me to go through this when I want nothing more than to be able to move on for myself. How do I let it all go? Will I ever find love again? Will we ever talk again or should I never look back? I need help. I feel pathetic & over stressed when I should be over it. :(

People may tell you it’s time you got over your relationship. Like with bereavement, you don’t ever have to “get over” it, but you may need to more forcibly move yourself on, and if you’re stuck, to take a new approach to doing so.

Hurtful experiences, ones that emotionally and logistically reset our lives, leave us with two choices: open up more or close down.

The braver choice—the one that will allow new things to enter your life—is to open up.

So how about setting aside a few weeks to unfold this a little more? If you can’t climb out, dig out.

Go in, sit down, see what happens. Give your heart the chance to say everything it wants regarding the relationship and whatever is entwined with it. What emerges may surprise you.

Give yourself a new and different opportunity to leave it behind.


Namste,

Forrest Curran

nupao  asked:

Hi again Hajimama! I got two questions, first, did someone ever tried to bring down your idea? Like saying it looks like x or y... Or your designs or characters? (I've been told that and even if I don't think those people are right I never know what to answer) and two, how did you come up with such amazing design for the uniforms?? Anyways... You broke my heart with 84 btw.... I'm gonna miss Erwin very very very much... Very very much 💔💔💔

Many people tried to get my ideas down. Especially the art was often put down as ‘not being good enough’ for a manga. But here I am. I think it’s hard to find the right answer to comments like that. I guess the best answer to every bad comment is ‘so?’. It makes people think about what the did a bit and maybe they realize it was uncalled for. Please don’t let those comments get you down!

the shoebox project sentence meme - part one
  • "it frightens the shit out of birds which you can imagine is exactly what I look for in a mode of transportation."
  • "_________ has got his head stuck in a window."
  • "S/He is not doing great, s/he is stuck in a window."
  • "Do please try not to be arrested."
  • "I don't know why s/he looked so panicked. I was wearing a top hat and was very chivalrous I think."
  • "We only almost got arrested once, and that was a mistake, I'd never seen that goat before in my life."
  • "QUIET IS BORING. BOOOOOOOOORIIIIIIING."
  • "I want to help you eat your sandwich."
  • "So this is a short note to let you know I miss you too! Though I miss my jacket more!"
  • "Stop making faces, that one you've got on right now is particularly unappealing."
  • "Repeat after me, ______: I do believe in commas. I do, I do."
  • "Summer love. Ah, the romance. Ah, the black eyes."
  • "It isn't funny. Stop laughing, I mean it."
  • "To pee or not to pee is hardly the question."
  • "I can say funnification if I want and one day, when our epistolary extravaganzas are published, the world will sit back and think What Brilliance!"
  • "Stop looking at your tongue in the mirror it's unbecoming."
  • "_____ do you think my tongue's weird? I keep looking at it in the mirror and it is WEIRD, it's sort of POINTY."
  • "I did that on purpose, you see, to give you something to do."
  • "Betrayal is a bitter potion to swallow, you know."
  • "There are nights I awake in a cold sweat, clutching my pillow, convinced I have got a GREAT BLOODY PINK DUSTER STICKING OUT OF MY ARSE when ALL I TRIED TO DO WAS HELP MY FRIEND IN HIS HOUR OF NEED."
  • "REST UP ALL RIGHT, don't do any calisthenics for a couple of days and no violent shagging!!"
  • "S/He's always around and s/he smells nice so why not right?"
  • "Like how some girls give friendship bracelets, we can give Friendship Scars."
  • "I like your nose."
  • "Anyway how can you resist a face like this?"
  • "So I look like two years ago I was on the African desert battling mad stampeding elephants with very pointy tusks."
  • "S/He's glad. S/He just doesn't know it yet."
  • "Can I have a towel, please, o most patient and understanding of hosts, on whose territory I have done nothing but trespass and drip."
  • "hey! that was definitely Inappropriate Touching."
  • "There are people who would give their eyeteeth to be groped by me, you know."
  • "Now. Where were we? Ah yes. Revenge."
  • "Thanks for making me miss all the fun, you stupid wanker."
  • "if it's war you want, it's war you've got!"
  • "At least i don't have fleas."
  • "You're a madman."
  • "I've got new socks on!"
  • "You do not win with no more underwear ever."
  • "You're again apologising for yourself. Stop it!"
  • "We must be getting somewhere; i didn't poison you, myself, or light anything on fire last time."
  • "You expect me to believe that?"
  • "I don't hate _____. _____ hates me."
  • "You told me you hate him/her!! We all hate him/her!!"
  • "Maybe you're being slowly eaten away from the inside."
  • "Are you busy after class? I want to talk to you, this is stupid."
  • "I thought you looked rather dashing, nearly snorting it up into your nose like that."
  • "Hang on, aren't we in a fight?"
  • "We've been very mature. We've definitely resolved the issue at hand."
  • "Well, if it makes you feel better, you look terribly handsome."
  • "I've always had a thing for older men."
  • "I encourage all forms of flattery from my underlings."
  • "They do say, that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
  • "What could possibly make things worse than right now?"
  • "Just don't do anything stupid, ______, and don't say anything stupid, either."
  • "You know, I thought this night couldn't get any more beautiful, and then you stepped round that corner."
  • "You are the only (wo)man who has ever managed to hold my complete attention. I can't stop thinking about you, I can't eat, I can't sleep, I do nothing but pine and steal your clothing--"
  • "I was under the impression that I had never even held your partial attention for more than a half an hour."
  • "I heard you and _______ shared a most passionate embrace."
  • "S/he's really a terribly attractive (wo)man, you know, for her/his age."
  • "You know, I do find myself developing a strange craving for human flesh."
  • "_______, you are determined to ruin everything!"
  • "Oho! Someone's not getting into the Halloween spirit!"
  • "I haven't said anything!"
  • "I've not said one word about your grammar."
  • "I'm not frightened."
  • "______, you are about to learn the meaning of a thumping."
  • "How do you know if you're paralyzed?"