i may make a better one later

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For @anhartcuteneon…enjoy! (I added a little bit, hope that’s okay)

Y/N bounced down the corridor of the Asgardian palace. Her father had come to speak to the Allfather about some issues his people were dealing with. Having been familiar with the area already, her father allowed her to do as she pleased while visiting. Though she was young, she knew that really didn’t mean everything. Just enough room to explore the castle.

She was humming to herself and counting her steps when she heard someone heading her way. Curious, she cocked her head to the side. She knit her brows when she saw one of the princes heading toward her. His young face seemed to light up when he saw her.

“Y/N,” the young boy called, making his way closer.
“Hello Loki,” she replied.
“Have you been here all this time?” he asked.
She nodded. “Father’s come to speak to your father. I don’t know why he brought me. I’m bored.”
There was a twinkle in Loki’s eye. “Good thing I had a surprise ready for you.”
Her eyes lit up. “Really? Where?”

Loki held out his hand. She grabbed it, excitement brimming.

“Near the garden. Come on.”

The young boy pulled the girl along with him as he ran. Y/N began to giggle as they grew closer to the garden that held a lake. The pair stopped just outside. Loki pointed across the lake.

“There,” he stated.

Y/N followed his direction to see a mother goose and her goslings. Being the animal lover she was, she didn’t hesitate to hurry closer. However, she slowed down as though not to scare the animals. She smiled at the birds who had yet to notice her.

But a moment later, the mother goose snapped its beak toward her. Instead of ignoring her, as most birds did, the animal became defensive. It started to flap its wings, startling Y/N slightly. The protective goose continued to advance on her. Frightened, Y/N got up and started running back toward from where she came. A loud laugh, belonging to Loki, reached her ears.

The momentary glance caused her to fall onto the ground. She covered her head, waiting for the goose to continue its rampage. What she didn’t see was the bird disintegrate along with the goslings.

With small tears, Y/N glanced up. Loki was still laughing at her expense. Realizing that he had tricked her, more tears prickled at the edge of her eyes. With a quiet wailing, she stood and started running inside.

“I’m telling,” she cried just as she passed Loki.

The young boy didn’t respond. Y/N ran back through the palace until she found a quiet corner. She sat on the ground, tears coming at full speed. Not too long after, Frigga rounded the corner. Seeing the young girl crying, she crouched low.

“What’s wrong child?” she cooed.
Y/N glanced up. “L-Loki tricked m-m-me.”
“How’s that darling?”
“H-H-He had a goose chase me,” she cried, “He said it was a surprise. Wh-Why does he hate me?”

Frigga offered a gentle smile. She sat next to the young girl and wrapped an arm around her. She placed a gentle kiss on her head. What neither knew was that the young Loki was nearby.

“Oh, sweetheart,” she cooed, “I think that’s just his way of letting you know he likes you.”
“What?”
“My son hasn’t always been the best at showing affection,” she told her, “The Allfather knows he needs to work on that. I think he was trying to share what he thought was amusing with you.”
“B-But it wasn’t.”
Frigga smirked. “I know. Just give him a chance, darling. He may just get better at showing you his feelings.”
“Only if he never makes another goose again!”

The queen smiled before continuing to stroke the girl’s hair. Loki lowered his eyes as he thought about what he had heard.

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There's lots of lesbian lit out there: Canon classics from the pre-Rubyfruit Jungle era

The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. 1928. The mother of all lesbian classics. The story of Stephen Gordon and her “sexual inversion.” So ground-breaking that, due to its lesbian subject matter, it was banned upon its initial publication. I haven’t read it; it’s supposed to be a downer, but some people like it; a period piece for sure.

We Too Are Drifting by Gale Wilhelm. 1935. Subtitled “The Story of a Lesbian,” shocking in its time. FWIW, the blurb on the period cover says “Better than The Well of Loneliness.” I read this a long time ago and vaguely remember being disappointed, but again, it’s a classic and YMMV.

The Friendly Young Ladies by Mary Renault. 1944. A witty romantic comedy of the bohemian set in 1930s England, reportedly written as a response to The Well of Loneliness and therefore may be best appreciated in that context. I haven’t read it; it’s supposed to be good.

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (aka Claire Morgan). 1952. Ahead of its time, this novel tells the story of a love affair between two women in the 1950s. This book was a powerfully formative one for me, and I have revisited it multiple times over the years. Recommended.

Desert of the Heart by Jane Rule. 1964. Later made into the movie Desert Hearts, about a love affair between two women in the late ‘50s. Not action-packed, but thoughtful, well written, and a landmark in its time. Other lesbian-themed books by this author include This Is Not For You and After The Fire.

Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller. 1972. A major classic. In this historical novel set in 1830s New England, two women defy their families and their community to make a life for themselves. I remember liking this one a lot.

May Sarton (1912-1995). A lesbian writer, perhaps better known for her poetry and journals, she published several fiction titles as well (not all lesbian-themed). I tried reading her once or twice and Did Not Like; however, lots of people swear by her, so there she is.

Thigh Riding - Jaehyun (M)

This is an edited excerpt from Only One - Part 3. I apologize if some of it doesn’t make sense and the ending is kind of abrupt… I may write another one later, like an actual oneshot so it has a better stand alone storyline

-Admin Kay

Originally posted by yoonohthings


Pairing: Reader x Jaehyun

Genre: Semi-Smut - SEXUAL CONTENT

Word Count: 455

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Personal and sappy.

I often shy away from getting overly personal on here, but I’m going to make an exception today. Today is my anniversary. Eight years ago, Emory and I got married. It was at the Natural History Museum; There were dinosaurs. 

Emory and I have been together more like 19 years, though, and even though he doesn’t often make an appearance here, I think it’s fair to let you know that if you like the Beastlies, my larger work, even the Wayward Retreat, well, none of it would exist without Emory. 

I don’t have a history of being incredibly confident in myself and my abilities (imposter syndrome, am I right ladies??), and without his continual voice of support and nudging to just trust him, these little monster guys are cute, people would buy them, I wouldn’t have started getting serious about Beastlies, selling them, and I never would have made that terrifying leap to doing them full time (also a quick thank you to his employer for my health insurance!). He’s never been anything but supportive, even when pursuing this has meant stretches of financial hardship. After I’d been making a living on Beastlies for years, I still didn’t believe I could make or sculpt anything OTHER than that. I was pretty sure I had reached the extent of my skills. But Emory gently nudged and nudged, and eventually wore me down with his relentless praise and belief. And now, years later, the art gallery-type work is one of the most rewarding things in my life. He’s always the guy saying “You’re pricing this too low, it’s better than you think,” or “That crazy idea sounds awesome, you should try it.” He’s also the guy you may have met if you’ve ever come to my table at a convention. He’s pretty good at hawking Beastlies to Comic-Con crowds! (He’ll tell you that they’re happier with friends, so maybe buy two). He’s put in enough hours helping me sell, package, ship, and deal with paperwork that it’s basically his second job.  Even the retreat is something he made possible: He worked in secret to find my long-lost, not-on-the-internet friend that I’d been so sad to lose track of, calling a series of mutual friends until one of them had her mom’s phone number. He gave me this friend’s contact info as a Valentine’s Day present, and having her back in my life is truly a gift. And hey, she just happens to own a magical house on a magical island in Canada, so now I can share this friend’s magic with others! 

But anyway, that’s my shoutout to all the dude contributes to this particular part of my life, so now y’all know: He’s vice-captain of Team Beastlie. Plus, he provides a strong male role model to our cats, so I guess I’ll keep him around.

Naruto Canon Couples Foreshadowing

So many people post about why they think certain pairings “make no sense,” “never had development,” or why their ship is “the only couple that makes sense in the whole series”. So I decided to talk about how there isn’t only just one super special magic couple that “makes sense” in the entire Naruto series solely because you like it better than the others, and that most of the canon couples have some sort of development or moment at some point :)

I’m also just limiting this post to canon so it doesn’t get too long and out of hand! I may do a non-canon post later for fun, who knows! :)

As always, my pretty disclaimer: I am pro-Sakura. You will not find me bashing Sakura on here at all. (I wish I didn’t even have to say that… Jeez.) Oh, and same with Hinata. I won’t be spending time bashing her either. I like to keep things civil :)

And I promise I am not saying “this is why you should like and ship them so there”. That isn’t it at all!! You have the right to ship whoever you want!! (Trust me, kakasaku I also have kakasaku crack ships kakasaku that I enjoy kakasaku.)

I am just trying to express that Kishi didn’t just throw people together by drawing their names randomly from a hat.

Anyway, I won’t get into much detail, I just want to provide at least one example for most of the cannon couples on why there was, indeed, some sort of moment or hint that they might end up together and that it wasn’t “totally unexpected”.

First off, Sasusaku:

I hate when people claim that Sakura and Sasuke have “no development”. Just because you do not want to acknowledge the development does not mean it never happened. Some people try to make it sound like Sakura and Sasuke never ever freaking met each other until the last chapter. Since it’d take way too much time to go over and explain everything related to Sasuke and Sakura’s development because there is a ton of it, I’ll just hit a major point or two.

If you want to discount any interactions between Sasuke and Sakura between the beginning of the series until the chunin exams, I’m okay with that. A lot of people don’t care about it (not me personally though). But the moment Sasuke received that curse mark, Sasuke and Sakura’s relationship took a much more serious turn. In fact, many people began shipping them around that time. Even the data books state that it was Sakura’s heart that helped Sasuke keep his curse mark from controlling him (ya know, in case you couldn’t already tell that from reading and watching it all unfold in the forest of death).

I also chose this moment as an example because after this point, it’s quite hard to argue that Sakura just had superficial feelings for Sasuke. She had seen the darkness taking control of him, and wanted to be at his side and help him stop it from ruining him. She didn’t want to run away because it was too much drama for her or just his problem. She saw how much he suffered, and she wanted nothing more but to help him.

Okay, I could go on forever about that moment, since it’s one of my favorites, but my point is that moment alone should show that there was SOME development. This is when Sakura’s love became completely selfless, in my opinion, as well. It was a really big moment, not only in personal character development, but in the relationship between the two as well. It was one of the reasons, I’m sure, that Sasuke thanked Sakura before he left the village (the first time). I won’t go into that moment, however, because it’s pretty self explanatory (although people to love to argue about it).

Honestly I could make a huge blog post just dedicated to the development of SasuSaku alone (which, hell, I may just end up doing later), so I will just move on before I start. Point was to give you a moment of development.

I really want to bring up the Sakura bringing Sasuke back to the right dimension thing right now too, but that will have a lot of explaining to it as well because of some of the ridiculous arguments around that… SAVE IT FOR ANOTHER BLOG POST MEGAN AND MOVE ON ALREADY.

Now for NaruHina:

I know, I know. It’s not everyone’s favorite couple. I think the reason for that is a good chunk of the NaruSaku fans are bitter (I’m not saying you don’t have a right to be, I’m just saying it’s a reason why).

But it was foreshadowed. I could even tell that while reading the chunin exam chapters as a kid.

It wasn’t all about Hinata’s growth as a character in the exams. It was about how her respect and love for Naruto helped get her there. (I won’t lie though, I do not enjoy that so much of her character was based on Naruto. I feel like Kishi should have given her more of a chance to stand up for herself because of something other than her love for Naruto. I mean, women can do things without men around ya know!)

It also showed that Naruto started to notice her as a person, rather than the weird girl who gets shy around him.

Hinata was also shown to be the only girl who liked Naruto for himself as children. She wasn’t a Sasuke fangirl like the majority of the girls. That was a big part of why she ended up with him (and yes, I know Sakura and Naruto became close, but that isn’t what we are arguing about right now. Plus, as I mentioned in another post, I see Naruto and Sakura’s development as platonic.)

And then Kishi even had the whole war scene. But I won’t get into that, because it’s a bit self explanatory and I don’t feel the need to get into it.

ShikaTema:

Honestly, I don’t think I need to defend them. Their fanbase never really argues about what development they did or didn’t have (that I have seen at least). The little drama about the pairing is always so pleasant. (Well, until someone says “They are the only pairing that ever had development!” and start a fight. Hence why I am blogging this.)

ShikaTema’s development (for me) began when she helped him against the sound ninja (one of my favorite moments, by the way). I know people can use the chunin exams as an example of development, which is a-okay, but I personally didn’t feel it there (but again, that is JUST ME).

Also, remember when Shikamaru’s dad told him that No matter how strong-minded a woman is, she will show kindness to the man she loves” That description TOTALLY describes Temari. Super foreshadowing!! :) That cute smile she gave him after she blew away that sound ninja, that did it for me. Loved it so much. Then Temari snapped right back and became the strong/blunt woman she is once again when she had to help snap Shikamaru back into his senses when he became irate at himself about letting Choji almost die.

Oh, and please let me add this too, because it made me happy as well:

SaiIno:

As for SaiIno, they didn’t really have development, per say, in the manga besides a few small hints (Ino stating she thought Sai was cute, and including Sai in her dream during the war where he fought Sasuke over her).

Plus there was this cute little bit from one of Kishi’s side chapters:

But with this couple, I feel like Kishi put them together because, well, it just made sense.

What I mean is that, to me, it makes sense because Sai is able to take Ino’s last name, so the new InoShikaCho formation could exist (well, by name anyway). Plus Sai feels more like he belongs to a family now I’m sure, considering he was just known by one name, which wasn’t even his birth name to begin with (I hate Danzo so much I really really do). Plus, Sai seems pretty happy, and I love seeing Sai happy :) (Plus, Ino’s sassiness with Sai’s bluntness! Perfect combination!) However I will agree there was barely any development for SaiIno.

… And honestly, I have nothing for Choji and his wife. No one really does. That was pretty random. I like it though. Chocho is freaking adorable with all that sass.

Okay so this is getting too long, so I’ll stop here for now. I guess I just wanted to point out some solid “there was development” moments.

Hope I didn’t bore ya! Thank you for reading :) I really appreciate it!

Malec Dancing in the Rain.

(Disclaimer: This is short and not that great. I have been feeling ill lately, so my brain is being shitty… I just hope it makes sense…)

(Inspired by a tweet by the lovely @mortallwarlock, Asked for Malec dancing in the rain… I hope I did it justice. Hope you enjoy dear! <3 )

(Not beta’d as this was just a quick little piece… I may make it better later when I feel better.)

It’s a nice summer day, the sun high in the sky, just the perfect amount of clouds, and two men completely in love curled together in the window nook reading together. It is one of the best days they have had in a while. Finally a break from the dark and gloomy life of hunting and killing demons. A break from dealing with clients who believe they are entitled to ever drop of Magic you can give. No orders being barked out every few minutes, not lives that need saving, not that they mind being heroes. But even a hero needs a break every now and then.

So it’s no wonder when the sky grows dark and the clouds turn gray, that the mood shifts. Alec getting a frown on his face immediately. Magnus turning to look at his boyfriend, smiles instead. He will not let that frown stay there. “Alexander, its only rain.”

“I know but when it rains I just can’t help but feel like I will be called back to the institute.” He sighs running a hand through his hair. Staring out the window watching the drops hit the pavement.

“Why? Rain does not mean imminent doom.”

“No, but try telling that to over a hundred paranoid Shadowhunters.”

Magnus shakes his head, “I only need to tell it to one, Alec. The rain is good. Fun really.”

“Fun?” Alec cocks an eyebrow at Magnus. “I don’t see how…”

Magnus grabs his hand and pulls him up. As he leads them outside he doesn’t even bother to grab them a coat or anything else to protect them from the water. Alec is concerned, Magnus may be immune to all regular mundane illnesses but he is not. “Aren’t you worried I might get sick?”

“Nope, already taken care of.” Magnus winks. He let’s go of Alec’s hand and steps into the rain. Immediately he is soaked from head to toe. “See, fun.”

“Magnus, you are standing in the rain. How is that fun?” Alec crosses his arms over his chest.

“Right forgive me, I forgot the best part.” He snaps his fingers and music plays out of nowhere. “Dance with me?”

Alec actually breaks out in a grin dropping his hands as he steps toward Magnus. When Alec is close enough Magnus reaches out taking him by the waist and pulling him to his chest. Both of them soaked now. Magnus takes Alec’s hand and they begin a slow movement to the music.

Alec is not the greatest dancer, he knows it, Magnus knows it, but something takes a hold of him and he just lets himself get lost in the music, spinning Magnus, being spun by Magnus… Circling each other. Magnus playing around with waltz type movements… And in the end He dips Alec and they both laugh happily. This was fun and now Alec just want to… Magnus pulls him back up and Alec’s hands move to cup the sides of Magnus’ neck as he leans in to kiss him. Slow and gently, but full of every ounce of love he has for this man that knows just how to make him happy every moment of every day. The music is still playing and Alec moves their bodies to the rhythm without breaking their kiss.

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Pepper Family

So, on our 2 million views mark for Freaking Out, here’s the full version of the Pepper Family Photo as seen on Arthur’s screen.

Mr. And Mrs. Pepper had been known about for a bit, and while their kids had been mentioned before, they were both invisible and nameless.

I may have to make a post later where I work up proper front views of the girls, but I can at the very least name them and show you their original concept art (the designs have changed quite a bit since then).

Refer to @artsyfeathersartsyblog‘s more recent drawing of them to get a better idea of their clothing.

(Based on the top picture)

The one on Lewis’s shoulder = Paprika

The one under the table = Cayenne

The one in the front = Belle

Hawaii Five-0 Future/Relationships

Rumour has it that Rachel is going to be back with major news; she’s divorcing Stan. And they ask team Rachel or team Melissa. How about neither? And also, Catherine will be back at some point as well.

Rachel: she divorced him because she couldn’t handle being a cop’s wife, she then took his daughter 3000mi away and tried her best to keep them apart. She cheated on her husband with him, then lied and manipulated him about her pregnancy and when it didn’t work out, she dropped him and went back to Stan; then it turns out that her baby really was Danny’s which meant that Rachel kept Danny from his son for three years and the *only* reason he found out was because Charlie was sick and needed help (guarantee if that wasn’t the case, then that would’ve remained a secret). Rachel and Danny are done with and over; let it stay that way, otherwise Danny just looks like a stupid fool for going back to her.

Melissa: sorry she was in an abusive relationship, but she put Danny’s life, and also Grace’s, at risk when she didn’t reveal that her ex might be after her. Imagine what would’ve happened if he had shown up when Grace was with them. Also, in the supposed three years they’ve been together, we’ve only see her like once (a few times really tbh but probably less than five) but that could be forgiven considering we don’t see the other SOs that often either. However, Danny doesn’t take her to any important functions (Kono’s wedding comes to mind) and after two years he couldn’t tell her he loved her and I doubt that other than Grace and Eric, Melissa has met the other members of the Williams family (but Steve has, as well as the team). Honestly? I may not like her, but Melissa deserves better.

Catherine: her relationship with Steve was nothing more than a trading of sexual favours that they tried to make into more but didn’t work out. Catherine lied to him, more than once, and placed him in danger and left him there where at one point Steve came very close to losing his head, literally. I’m paraphrasing here but in one second she tells him that doing what she’s doing is what she’s wanted and that she’s happy and fulfilled, but then just a sentence or two later, she says she would’ve said yes to his proposal? That’s a contradiction right there, which made me believe she only told him she would’ve said yes because she knew it was what he wanted to hear. Catherine is and always will be an operative. She is basically Doris and that means that if she had stayed and accepted Steve’s proposal, then not only would’ve she have come to resented it and him but years down the line, she would’ve pulled a Doris (faking her death and leaving her family to deal with it). Like Danny and Rachel, Steve would be a stupid fool to take Catherine back.

Lynn: I don’t hate or like her because we barely have any interaction with the character but based on that, she deserves better than to be an afterthought​ and honestly, she and Steve don’t mesh well

And honestly, what sort of messages are these relationships sending? Some might say that relationships take time and work and are about compromise (which is true) but in the above cases, it’s like the message is a person can treat you like crap/continuously lie but it’s ok to either stay with them or constantly take them back because love. What do you guys think?

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“This is Foxy one, I’m beginning my attack run!”

“Did he just call himself foxy one?”

“…he did.”

Hi guys!

It’s May 4th so, may the fourth be with you today! ;) This is kind of a celebration drawing, as I recently just became a certified pilot. It is also something that I have wanted to do for a while now. Also this may or may not be the one year anniversary of me stumbling onto zootopia and wildehopps.

Personally I think Nick could make for a good pilot. Though after seeing Rogue One (I find it’s a nice plot hole filler, because the death star blew up way too easily imo, and lore filler) I wanted to draw him as a pilot of something from star wars. And what better than my favourite physics defying starfighter; the X-wing! :P

I might upload a star wars X Zootopia headcanon in a few days… big maybe tho.

Have a good day everyone! :)

@i-ate-some-pi @sophies-sideshow @trashasaurusrex @theneonpersonality @chernwei5784 @holtx28 @zootopepo @andyourteeth @fourthdimension99 @cloudyloudy @pyrophoricitee

I might be adding more details to it on a later date.

And I invite @kulkum to make a blurb about this one. :3

The Kid has progressed to the point at school where he got his take-home PECS book. Meaning he can now effectively communicate his needs with anyone! So I’ll be posting a bit about that later. I know some of you are autistic too or have an autistic loved one, nonverbal or not, and would find that kind of thing helpful.

As an aside: PECS systems can cost hundreds of dollars, but are actually very simple to make. So I may get the materials and make a step-by-step guide about making your own at home if any of you are interested in that. When it comes down to it, they can be made for around $10 total. Which is much better than what, say, Amazon would offer something similar for ($99, with categorized icon packs being $15 a piece separately).

Making your own is especially wise considering the uncertainty of it all. If you’re building one for a child, they may take to sign language over PECS and then you’d only be out $10 instead of $100. Or maybe they take to PECS and become verbal in a year or two, you’d rather have a $10 paper weight over a $100 paper weight, right?

Furthermore, if you’re starting PECS with a young child, no matter what the icons and the boards are made up of, they’re going to need frequent replacing. Especially the icons as they get lost or bent/broken/swallowed. That’s just the nature of young children. Especially ones with flappy hands. :)

Depending on where you live, some schools and ASD programs will provide a PECS book for your child but having a back-up is ideal. You could keep the main board in the house, with the child, and keep a second home-made PECS book in the car in case the original ever gets forgotten during a rushed morning, because let’s face it – we’re all chronically late for things.

Anyway, keep an eye out for those posts. The first will come later on today. The other will take longer. I’ll have to make it to the store first and all.

6 reasons to why Pokemon is inferior compared to Medabots.

Like most kids back in the late 90s and early 00s, I was obsessed with Pokemon. Everyone at school collected the cards, we all watched the cartoon, and most of us had at least ONE version of the game. We even bought the merchandises.

Like those shitty rulers with Pikachu on them. God we were so stupid…

But my passion for Pokemon was nothing compared to my next great love: Medabots!

Now this was the shit! I was mesmerized by the cartoon about a nearby future where kids had advanced toy robots that they battled with. And since this is Manga-Mania May, I want to tell you my top six reasons to why Medabots is better than Pokemon.

Number 6: The legacy.

Despite the fact that there have been seven generations of Pokemon games, the only MC who is brought up in later games is Red from generation one. But Medabots actually makes a bigger deal out of it’s history. Henry (the guy who works at the convenience store, sells Ikki his Metabee, and dons the mask of Phantom Renegade) is the original protagonist of the Medabots games who used a Metabee himself. In later games, Ikki takes Henry’s role, both as Phantom Renegade and as a the one who sells a Metabee to the next protagonist named Azuma.

Number 5: The Medabots anime actually has a plot besides “be the best.”

The Pokemon anime doesn’t really have a plot beside Ash wanting to be a Pokemon master. He walks around in woods a lot, fights other trainers, compete in the tournament in whatever region he is in and then give up his Pokemon so he an get a new team to train. And it will go on like that… FOREVER.

But Medabot actually have on-going plots. Such as the mystery of the medals, the Rubberrobo Gang evolving from slapstick villains to a force to be reckoned with, the story of Rokusho, the corrupting of the world championship and so on. I do like that most of the Pokemon episodes are self contained, and it was fortunate for 10 year old me if I missed one.

But I just enjoy longer story-lines with buildup.

Number 4: The protagonist of the Medabots anime actually knows what the HECK he is doing!

I get that Ash is suppose to be the guy who works his way from inexperienced newbie to a Pokemon veteran… but the fact that Ash gets most of his badges without actually winning kinda kills it and he is just some guy who doesn’t know what he is doing and only got so far by being lucky. We don’t get to see him evolve.

Also, he is an idiot. I mean, he has a bedroom filed up with Pokemon stuff,he has dreamed about nothing but to become a trainer, seen countless battles on TV… And he uses a Pikachu against an Onix?

But Ikki? Ikki actually knows what he is doing. He has been obsessed with Medabots the same way Ash has with Pokemon, but HE actually learns something from observing. In fact, he is more or less a living Medabots wikipedia, which gives him an edge as he can deduct his opponents’ strategy. Also, he is a tactical genius, so even though he can only afford an outdated Medabot he can make up battle plans based on his surroundings.

Number3: Eight badges? Bitch please!

In Pokemon, you have to win eight badges to enter the Pokemon League. Which in theory is easy as long as you know what kind of type the leader of the gums are.

In the Medabots anime? There, the Robattle Association are watching all Medafighters all over the globe in order to select the top three Medafighters of each country! Hundreds of referees has been hired to be present at all the Medabot fights to make sure that the rules have been kept and to give the Medafighters points based on how well they did. Then, every fourth year, the top three Medafighters of each country will become a team to represent their nation in the world championship! Now THAT is how you find out who is the very best!

Number 2: The Medabots video game requires way more battle planing.

I could make a whole list of reasons to why the Medabots game is better then the Pokemon games (except for Infinity…) but the main reason to why it rules is that it’s way harder to win a Medabot fight. It takes way more battle planing, speed plays an even more important factor, and grinding in the game can only get you so far. If you ever get the chance to try the gameboy advance Medabots games(Metabee or Rokusho version) then give it a try.

Number 1: Mr Referee.

Mr Referee is what made people remember the show, and why shouldn’t he? He is AWESOME! The unofficial star of the show!

Despite his age, he manages to be wherever the main characters are to officiate a robattle. He also can show his mandatory power of respect as an authority figure (a referee in this case) to medafighters who may be doing anything against the rules of the Robattle Association.

Burning buildings, secret underground HQs, you name it. Mr Referee WILL show up to officiate your Robattle, even if it means riding a giant kite to a battle taking place on top of a burning building.

And don’t you DARE go and break the rules in Medabot fights, cause this guy has a satellite in space that will take you out it you try!

Bottom line: Medabots rocks!

I’m Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.

anonymous asked:

Have you considered that your piercings may not get you hired after graduation? Stem employers can be so uppity about presentation...

Yes, I have considered that. One of the main reasons I’ve been getting piercings now is so that if I have to remove them later, at least I can enjoy them for the years I’m in University. I’ve struggled most of my life with self esteem and these piercings make me feel better about my body.

Also getting them now allows them to be healed by the time I’m looking for jobs. That will allow me to put retainers in them to hide them, or remove them completely for a few hours without closing. I can hide most of my piercings very easily.

And if I have to remove them completely, I’m prepared to do that too (though the only ones I think I’d have to remove are my lip piercings). Piercings are not permanent.

Also consider this:

-Most STEM jobs are not customer focused, therefore a lot of employers don’t care much how you look. I know friends in STEM who work and have more piercings than me, full sleeve tattoos and rainbow hair.

-Also if I were to get a job interview I would clean-up and hide my most visible piercings.

Stop being such a buzzkill anon. I’m obviously aware of what employers may think, but I’m also being practical and doing something that makes me feel better about myself.

Hello, Lovestruck fans!

We have a big client update already in the store for you, and the biggest change is to the interface!

Here’s the short version:
* Our icon features a new certain someone from space…
* The layout has been overhauled: characters are now much easier to find, and navigating their seasons is right on their page.
* Pride Month specials continue every Wednesday and Friday (including Aurora’s story already out!)
* Bug fixes

We’ve streamlined the layout and removed the extra pages that were making things a little confusing. It’s much easier to find all the stories for your favorite character now (and to see all the characters available in each series). You might need to re-favorite some of your stories because things are in “new” (better) places!

You may have also noticed our icon features Orion. Starship Promise isn’t available to read yet, but I know we release content on Thursdays… But also stay tuned today. We have one more post to make to get you excited about reading the heroine’s adventure in space!

The icon may have changed on your phone, but we’re still celebrating Pride Month with new stories every Wednesday and Friday. We’ll post about it later but you might notice that Aurora’s story is already up!

Happy reading!

(A note to Amazon users: there is a known bug that is preventing you from being able to use the app. Our engineers are working non-stop to fix everything as soon as possible. When the fix has been made, we’ll let you know via push message and here on social media!)

Five ways to explore topics you want to write about

Once you decide to write about something, it is natural to feel overwhelmed by the volume of ideas which flood your mind. Of course, the reverse could also be the case. I think it is important to realize that writing provides an opportunity to explore rare pools of knowledge and to learn something new.

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My List of (General) Art Tips

Heyoo tumblr, it’s me back at it again with the text posts. I’m afraid all my work is going toward school and internship applications at the moment, but someone recently asked me for some art tips, and I really just gushed my entire heart out. I spilled so much of what I learned over the years that I decided to share it here as well.

So get comfortable and grab a hot drink! Here’s, if not an explanation of how to art, a list of comforting things to keep you on track. Enjoy!

- Draw a lot from life. Draw people, get to know the forms and how light, mass, and color interact with each other. Observe a lot. Draw a lot! And don’t be afraid to look at other peoples’ studies and tutorials on how to draw things. Learning to abbreviate real life objects in just a few pencil strokes is a highly personal process. Developing a good way to do this while keeping to your own style can be hard! But seeing how other people have tackled the problem and seeing how you can do so in comparison is helpful! Just remember not to copy anyone’s style or work directly. See HOW people draw and how things look in real life, and figure out how YOU’LL make it work!

- Proko is a great youtube channel for learning to draw the figure and human forms. I’d suggest checking it out! Make sure you try gesture drawing to get your characters to have that “flow” or “bounce.”

- Try to draw realism before you draw cartoons. It’s sort of an established rule that you have to “know the rules before you break them.” It’s a simple fact that you have to know the proportions of the human body before you exaggerate them. (Or any body, for that matter. Hell, draw anything realistically first if you want to exaggerate it later.) It’ll lead to more realistic movement, positions, features, and believe it or not, no matter how abstracted a cartoon is, the best characters are designed by those who understand how the body works first. More knowledge is put into a “simple” cartoon than you’d think!

- Remember that art block is inevitable and that it doesn’t mean you’re getting worse, it actually means you’re getting better. There’s a great video by Sycra that I always recommend. In it, he explains how there are two types of art improvement: your vision and your actual skill. Have you ever been able to perceive how one work was better than another and a friend simply couldn’t understand? Or has a professional pointed out some flaw in a work that you can’t comprehend? Have you looked back at old drawings that you thought were good and thought “wow, how did I even like that?” That’s vision. That’s the ability to see mistakes and apply your experience in art. It gets better over time, and that’s why, even though you improve, your art seems to “get worse.” Improving vision is what eventually leads to you improving your skill, and is actually the best time to just keep drawing! I’ve seen that, personally, when I improve in my vision and get in a major art block, my skill rockets up soon after. Here’s the Sycra video for more explanation! I don’t do it justice here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb0g_gWrNf8

- Speaking of youtube, youtube tutorials are also AWESOME. Sycra. Proko. Harry Partridge. Jazza. Aaron Blaize. CubeBrush. Speedpaints are also amazing to watch as well, to see the process happen!

- Take good criticism graciously, and don’t worry about the bad. I say good criticism, since there is a type of bad criticism. Good criticism is the type that people give to help you improve. “I think your bodies are a little off proportion. They’d be better if you fixed this!” They’re helping you improve your work. They are aware of what you intend to do with your art (intention is important) and they’re helping you get there. Bad criticism is not helpful to you or what you’re trying to do in any way. For example, saying “I don’t like it.” without telling you why isn’t helpful, it just brings unneeded negativity. “I think you could improve the energy of the piece if you moved this to the left.” THAT’S criticism. Bad criticism is evident of an inexperienced critic. Good criticism is a blessing and is highly valued in the art community. It helps you improve faster than you would on your own! Learn where the line is and never cut someone down for sharing their opinion (Even if you think it’s a load of bull, being gracious is professional!).

- Also remember that getting criticism doesn’t mean you’re a “bad artist,” so don’t take it to heart! Even the best artists get it! People in museums get it! Famous animators, comic artists, cartoonists, you name it. But what makes you the best kind of artist is how you take the criticism and use it to your advantage, making yourself better than you were before. Every single criticism you get is something you now know. It’s an achievement unlocked, a new skill acquired. They’re not pointing you out as being “worse.” They’re willingly letting you become a mega-human, absorbing their KNOWLEDGE AND POWER that you may have not had before! Remember that you are, at every moment, a better artist than you’ve ever been. And all you have to do to improve is to listen to peers and keep drawing.

- Keep drawing. Just. Keep. Drawing. Draw everything. Observe everything. Draw. Repeat. I CAN’T EMPHASIZE THIS ENOUGH. The action of drawing makes you better at drawing. As I’ve said before, each drawing you make is in the past, and even if you hate it, the next one will be better.  To quote Chuck Jones: “Every artist has thousands of bad drawings in them and the only way to get rid of them is to draw them out.”

- Art is going to suck sometimes. And at other times, it’s really going to be freakin’ awesome. It’s a rollercoaster ride, but seeing yourself improve makes it all worth it in the end.

I hope these tips were helpful! They’re sorta general. People pay to go to art school for the many specifics, unfortunately. I may start a Patreon with tutorials later on though! If I make one you’ll probably be able to check back there for drawing tips on the specific stuff.

Now go forth and DRAW, my fellow artrepreneurs!! Best of luck to you!!

- Marley/Oliver

anonymous asked:

Can u write jerejean where the trojans have an upcoming game against the ravens so a few select ravens who in particular have a bad history with jean show up to usc in their true cult fashion and try to psych him out in a way the trojans dont really understand but he (and jeremy) knows Exactly what they r talking about and when they leave he is just kind of stoic and scary looking and acts unaffected infront of his team but later when theyre alone jeremy comforts him and makes him feel better

I may have gotten carried away. I really liked this prompt lol. Thanks anon! It’s 1.4 k, so more is under the cut.

Warnings for mentions of sexual assault/slurs. Not graphic, but consistent with Jean’s past.

Jean wakes with a pounding headache behind his eye. It was most likely because he hadn’t slept all day, but no one needed to know that except him and his therapist. Tomorrow’s date on the calendar loomed the way a prisoner’s execution date might.

It was the day USC was scheduled to play the Ravens in a wildcard game before the playoffs. Jean had been mentally preparing for it for weeks, but as the date drew closer, his heart felt more and more constricted in his chest. The team noticed in the way he checked harder at practice and Jeremy had been sending him concerned looks all week, but they all knew better than to ask.

Jean sighs and unlocks his phone so he could make a call. He knocks his head against the headrest of his bed, but clicks call all the same.

He taps his foot impatiently as the phone rang. Just when he begins to hope that he wouldn’t pick up, he hears Kevin’s impatient voice go, “Jean? What’s going on?”

As if he doesn’t know. As if the Ravens’ schedule doesn’t run through his head every goddamn day.

Jean sighs. This was a wretched idea. “I have to play them tomorrow.” A beat of knowing silence passes before Jean follows up with, “How did you do it?”

He hears Kevin exhale and what he assumes is Kevin sitting down followed by, “It was the court. They couldn’t hurt me there.”

“They can always hurt you. You know that,” Jean deadpanned.

“And you know them. Beat them at their own game.”

“I didn’t call you to ask how to win a fucking game.”

“Then why did you call?”

Jean tries to remember a time when the sound of Kevin’s voice didn’t feel like salt in an open wound. “It’s not as though I have an abundance of other options.”

Kevin laughs humorlessly. Jean’s about to hang up when Kevin says, “I’m sorry I didn’t take you with me.”

Jean closes his eyes. “You’re really not.”

“I’ll see you at finals.”

He hears a click to signal that Kevin hung up. Jean realized that it was the closest to encouragement that he’d ever get from Kevin. It’s enough.

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Book recs for Hufflepuffs!

Gif source | More recs: hufflepuff (pt. 2), ravenclaw (pt. 1 and pt. 2), slytherin (pt. 1 and pt. 2), gryffindor (pt. 1 and pt. 2) | text by @viegsen and @juan-nieves

House traits: trustworthy, loyal, kind, just, friendly, patient, hardworking, dedicated, inclusive

  • FEMINISM IS FOR EVERYBODY, by bell hooks - non fiction - Hufflepuffs care about justice, equality and inclusion, and they aren’t afraid to fight for what’s right. Helga Hufflepuff never stood for discrimination of any kind and for this reason I would recommend this amazing and inspiring work by bell hooks, which presents a passionate theory of feminism sure to appeal to the socially-conscious Hufflepuff!
  • THE PRINCESS BRIDE, by William Goldman - fantasy - Adventures aren’t just for Gryffindors! And in any case, The Princess Bride is about lots of things, not least of all perseverance, endurance and working hard for revenge (like Inigo) and for true love (like Westley). A funny and hearwarming story that could be read aloud in the cosy Hufflepuff common room for everybody to enjoy.
  • A LITTLE PRINCESS, by Frances Hodgson Burnett - children’s - “I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.” I dare you not to cry when reading the story of Sara Crewe, a kind-hearted girl who goes from the most pampered student in an all-girls school to the lowliest servant when her father dies, and stays just as loving, friendly, generous and patient, because even all the terrible things she suffers cannot change the fact that she’s a princess in her heart.
  • FANGIRL, by Rainbow Rowell - YA; romance - Cath is a Hufflepuff with crippling social anxiety. When she goes to college, she has to juggle the challenges of her new life, a bad home situation, a new distance from her twin sister, and a crush on her intimidating roomate’s cute boyfriend, Levi (also a total Hufflepuff). It can be quite sugary-sweet at times, but I think Hufflepuffs will appreciate the characters a lot.
  • PERSUASION, by Jane Austen - romance - Anne Elliot is unfailingly dedicated to her family. When she’s 19, she’s reluctantly persuaded that her engagement with naval officer Frederick Wentworth is beneath her family’s status, and gives up on her love. She spends years being treated terribly by her family but enduring it with the patience of Job. When Frederick reappears in her life, he’s rich and respectable, and looking for a wife, while Anne (at 27) is quite “on the shelf” by Regency standards, but strong, quietly dignified and much more mature than the girl she was. Could Frederick ever forgive her? Could Anne hope for a chance of happiness?
  • COTILLION, by Georgette Heyer - historical romance - Did you know that Georgette Heyer is the inventor of the Toaster Strudel Regency historical romance? Cotillion is absolutely hilarious (it’s actually more of a comedy than a romance, really) and follows Kitty and Freddy, who get up to all sorts of hijinks in London after getting fake-engaged. They are consistently underestimated by the people around them but are, of course, as trustworthy, kind, friendly and dependable as you’d expect from two Hufflepuff cuties!
  • SCANDAL IN SPRING, by Lisa Kleypas - historical romance - Daisy Bowman is a nice, romantic, kind girl who is told by her father that if she can’t find a husband by the end of Spring, she would have to marry the bridegroom of his choice, Matthew Swift, whom Daisy hasn’t seen in years, but considers to be cold, aloof and ruthless. As they reacquaint themselves, however, the idea of marrying Swift starts looking decidedly attractive…
  • RADIANCE, by Grace Draven - fantasy romance - Ildiko and Brishen are nobles who enter into an arranged marriage to seal an alliance between their kingdoms. Just a teeny, tiny, problem: Brishen and his people aren’t actually human. This is a cool twist on the Beauty and the Beast story because both parties think the other is a Beast. But Ildiko and Brishen are both decent people who try to make the best out of a difficult situation and end up forming a deep friendship. If being a Hufflepuff is all about accepting those who are different and not being judgmental, these two are definitely Hufflepuffs.
  • THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak - historical fiction - Liesel Meminger is a girl who comes into the care of Hans and Rosa Hubermann feeling like there’s not much in the world that isn’t scary or dangerous. However, through the patience, humor, warmth and kindness she finds in her new surroundings -even during WWII in Germany-, she slowly begins to see everything in a different light. This book is filled with tons of Hufflepuff characters that not only see the value of being accepting and compassionate, but of actually following those feelings with actions that benefit those that might need it most.
  • THE COLOR PURPLE, by Alice Walker - historical fiction - Set in rural Georgia in the 1930s, this epistolary novel tells the story of Celie, a black woman that has to live a life filled with as many hardships and heartbreaks as you could imagine. Don’t let that depressing summary convince you of not picking up this book though, because what makes it great is that it’s actually a story very much about the triumph of the human spirit. Celie sees the world in a really moving way, and it helps to show you just how big of an impact empathy and acceptance can make in someone’s life.
  • MAUS, by Art Spiegelman - graphic novel - This graphic novel set tells you the true story of Art Spiegelman’s father, who was a survivor of the Holocaust. Here you’ll find a man that, in true Hufflepuff fashion, works carefully and relentlessly to make the best he possibly can out of a horrible situation for himself and his family. As with most of literature set in or about this time period, you get to see how it in some ways shaped the man he was later in life, but that doesn’t prevent you from seeing just how intelligent and perseverant he always was.
  • THE HISTORY OF LOVE, by Nicole Krauss - fiction - I honestly think this book is better if you go into it not knowing much about it, but I’ll tell you this: it has 3 stories that are linked in one way or another, it’s a book about human relationships and the endurance of love, and it will probably make you very very sad and very happy at the same time.
  • UPROOTED, by Naomi Novik - fantasy; romance - This book may have been marketed as more of a romance but the most important relationship in it is the friendship between Agniezka and Kasia. You could argue Agniezka is actually a Gryffindor on account of the many brave deeds she performs to save her friend and her village but I just think she has a very laid-back, Hufflepuff vibe, and more than bravery it is her loyalty and empathy that define her.
  • DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST, by Juliet Marillier - fantasy - [tw: rape!!!] Sorcha, the protagonist, is very much a Hufflepuff. She is fiercely loyal to her six brothers and her people, and kind even to her enemies. She is really into plants and healing (herbology, anyone?) and always rushes to help those in need no matter their social station or if it will get her in trouble. And when her brothers are cursed she really goes above and beyond to save them, in an impressive display of patience and hard work.

anonymous asked:

The question really becomes what's the best for Louis. If we boycotted his music bc of the stunts, it would hurt Louis, but also the label. Would that make them stop for the next single? Something's gotta give. Forgive me for trivializing the word but I want to get a point across "insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different results".

Right now we don’t know where this is going. Is it a one-off for some reason and everything will be quiet again? Or is this the beginning of Fred being used for promo for the album?

We don’t know that answer today.

So until we have a better feel for what’s happening, it’s probably best to just let it play out and make decisions later.

That’s what I’m doing anyway, you may decided differently and that’s okay :)