i mean it's all between the lines really

Korean Drama Recommendations/Fangirling:

So! A friend of mine on FB asked me late last night for Korean drama recommendations. She’s never watched kdramas before, so without intending to I just vomited up brief feels, synopses, and titles for her from which to choose. These titles were only the ones that immediately came to mind off the top of my head. Seeing as how I assume some of you adorable follower-humans might enjoy kdramas too, I thought I’d share. Most likely you diehards (pun not intended) out there have already seen these, but here’s some dramas to throw in your face anyway! Since it’s my thing, I’m going to go by genre; so all will have romance as either a main plot line or as a subplot. Brace yourself for the d'awws!

1. 

If you’re in the mood for a serious, beautiful, powerhouse of a drama with adult themes (ie adultery but not really…long story), dreams and money, sacrificing your true self for security to forsake happiness, and of COURSE sex and pianos, then you need to watch Secret Love Affair. It is hot and intense and has an open ended interpretation for a finale that will leave you stunned and happy.

I mean, damn, guys…come on just LOOK at this sexiness!

Plus it’s just a damn good drama all around. So watch it.

2.

If you’re looking for something that walks the line between comedy and paranormal, you NEED to see The Master’s Sun. Its heroine is an hilariously adorable girl who can see ghosts, and the hero is a skeptic who, when the female lead touches, makes poltergeists disappear. It’s probably one of the best dramas that incorporates creepy horror with perfect comedy!

3.

If you’re looking for something a bit different, you HAVE to watch Arang and the Magistrate. Same concept as The Master’s Sun, except the female lead is dead and a ghost, the setting is ancient Korea, and there’s gods, goddesses, action, magic, and evil political dudes. Plus the male lead is hilariously apathetic, and the female lead is a badass who kicks ass as a dead girl! It’s funny and dark and heartfelt and will leave you with all of the heart eyes! Plus it has the cutest ending that ever cuted itself.

4.

If you’re looking for something strictly comedy and a bit silly, with moments of seriousness and more cute than you could shake a stick at, you need King of High School. Take an 18 year old high school guy and make him pose as his older brother as a prestigious CEO in a company that a dowdy, 30 year old over-looked heroine works at and you talk about some of the CUTEST comedy you’ve ever witnessed in your freakin’ life!

5. 

If you’re looking for something hella melodramatic and intense, go with Secret Love. Heroine is engaged to a guy who gets involved in a hit-and-run that kills a girl, and the heroine takes the fall for her fiance. Turns out the victim was the pregnant girlfriend of the male lead. The drama explores the idea of falling in love with someone, even as you hate them. Suffice to say, IT IS INTENSE, and a bit nuts of a drama, but it will leaving you feeling all of your emotions and then some.

6.

If you want some time travel in your drama diet, go with Queen In Hyun’s Man. Hero is an ancient Korean scholar who finds himself traveling to the future, where he meets the female lead, an aspiring actress who lands the role of the Queen from our hero’s time period. Comedy, cuteness, angst, and adorableness ensues. And smexy kisses. OH MY GOD THE SMEXY KISSES!

7. 

Keeping in the same vain as the historical theme, Sungkyunkwan Scandal is adorable and perfect! Set in ancient Korea, in order to protect her family our female lead disguises herself as a boy to get into a university of sorts that only permits men. Cue “male lead finds himself attracted to a boy despite him not being gay” theme and much hilarious ensues. Ignoring the gay panic is a must, but if you can it’s so entertaining and will leave you so damn amused!

8.

And, last but not least, keeping with the gay-panic theme, Coffee Prince. Coffee Prince is probably one of the best kdramas ever, and it’s basically the same premise as Sungkyunkwan Scandal; female lead lands a job in an all-male working environment to support her family. The only real difference is that in Coffee Prince, our heroine opens and closes the drama as a very tom boyish, masculine girl. She’s never subscribed to gender roles, so it makes her character far more interesting. There’s angst and cute and smexy kisses and great characters and everything you could ever want in a drama!

ok but:

  • in bullet points, because i get too fucking long-winded otherwise
  • history (in the sense of ‘the structure of outer time’) can, provably, be changed.
    • this much is obvious from the beginning, given how much the dr.who straight fucks the natural progression of history by showing up at the worst of moments and starting a revolution or stopping some war before it occurs or maybe just blowing up a couple average-sized planetary bodies
    • they do this constantly. just because the world is better afterwards doesn’t mean history hasn’t changed
      • notably, however, they only appear to do it so freely on other planets; they are far more touchy about earth’s history, and it turns out for good reason.
  • as of Head of State, while history was set-up and structured by Gallifrey, these machinations really make no difference to the larger Web of Time; it’s likely that, while the basic overarching shape is defined, and while there may be occasional anchor points (fixed points, perhaps?) that cannot be changed without bringing down history in its entirety, nobody really cares about the specifics
    • (why, then ‘you can’t change history, not one line?’, I hear you cry? I’m getting to it. pls.)
  • it follows that everything in between those theoretically fixed points (or, if they don’t exist, just everything in general) is changeable. and more than that.
    • there are time-travellers afoot, by now, in every corner of history; we can presume the vast majority have nothing to do with gallifrey, and instead travel by more primitive vortex-manipulation means, but they are everywhere
    • and we all know the butterfly effect; if there’s a time traveller around in your past, that means your past has just changed - maybe only very slightly, but memories make you who you are and if enough very slight changes happen, if enough time-travellers show up in the past, your very personality will begin to shift as well
  • here’s the thing, however: given the nature of inner and outer time, and also just time travel in general (discounting san dimas time because it’s a shitty model): all these time-travellers will be arriving at once, and all these changes will be happening at once, constantly and unrelentingly
    • to clarify, each time-traveller shows up at some distinct point in Inner Time, probably after each other, and they’ll be entering different points in history, but you are inside Outer Time and therefore incapable of experiencing the Inner Time distinction, so while the changes are technically happening one after the other it couldn’t matter less; from your perspective, they are all happening in simultaneity - a consequence of having two axes (axises? axii??) of time to exist in
  • also, you won’t actually notice yourself changing, because memories change right along with the history, but trust me; you are
  • we know, from the Book of the War among other sources, that a flux state in which every facet of your history and therefore your being changes at once is possible to achieve; what it fails to mention is that, functionally, we are all in such a state - every aspect of yourself is potentially changing at every moment
    • (practically, however, there is only so far we can change, because the overall structure has to stay intact, and that limits how far we can go somewhat - for example, no species that cannot survive in a gravitic environment would ever have evolved on earth, so no version of them exists. notably, the laws of physics are non-negotiable. mostly.)
  • if you’ll forgive me for the overused metaphor: we are all Shroedinger’s cat. alive and dead, happy and sad, here or there; at any given moment of Inner Time we could be anything and it’s impossible to tell which
  • until someone opens the box.
  • and the only being possibly equipped to do so would have to be one outside this constant flux of history - hailing from Inner Time - which is to say, of course, the Time Lords.
  • and here’s the thing: while Inner Time might, on rare occasions, be travelled through (it would quite definitely be breaking the law, but whether ‘the law’ in this instance means some ancient regulation stored in the Matrix or the laws of physics is arguable, and considering this is Gallifrey the two are almost the same anyway) it cannot be changed
    • if it could (among other things) the dr.who could have simply gone back and stopped the War ever beginning
    • yeah yeah i know this doesn’t always hold true but a) both river song and civitata are timeships and probably exempt from inner time anyway
      • (river is half timeship not half time lord meet me in the fucking pit)
    • and b) look i don’t know either but this makes more sense than any other model
  • once you meet a Time Lord, you become part of their history. or because inner time doesn’t have a history in that sense, you are remembered. you, the current version of you, the random you they happened upon, are now in the memory of a Time Lord - and memories make us who we are.
    • (and if it’s a non-renegade Time Lord, you’d be stored in the Matrix too, or maybe you were already, the Matrix is more than a little confusing)
      • (no okay fine more on that: the Matrix is built in Inner Time, and while it probably isn’t sentient enough to count as a conscious observer, it was built on the minds of dead Time Lords who inarguably were and possibly still are)
      • (this means, in all likelihood, that being stored by the Matrix has the exact same effect as meeting a Time Lord - probably it’s the Matrix that keeps the general shape of history intact, that first coastline that later was echoed in all the other, subtly different fractals - see Head of State again - and keeps any otherwise unrelated fixed points intact)
      • (this has some Implications but let’s stick to the topic for now)
  • so if you were to change further you would, however subtly, change the Gallifreyan. and they’re a being of Inner Time. they cannot be changed. consequently, you can no longer be changed either - or at least, not the aspects of you that they’d remember.
  • simply by coming into contact with a Time Lord, you have now been certainified; unlike all the other versions of you, unlike all the other, still flux-state people and planets yet untouched by Gallifrey, you are certain.
  • you are real.
  • (this applies equally, of course, to any experience; it doesn’t have to be physical seeing for it to work. if some random gallifreyan reads of your death tomorrow in a newspaper then you die tomorrow. no more room for change.)
    • well, or the newspaper has to be misprinted, or actually both, until proven otherwise, but that’s all besides the point
  • [colonel voice] look just trust me it makes sense i swear
  • hence: nothing is truly real (or at least not consistently so) unless a Time Lord was there to see it.
    • as for why the doctor’s so touchy about planet earth: they’ve been all over earth’s history, and anything they’ve seen or heard or experienced is now cemented in time, so if changes even a little it would change them and therefore fuck up inner time
    • actually by the way this may be the reason earth is so weirdly important to the spiral politic despite being so irrelevant: it’s tied into the dr.who’s timeline so deeply that if you fuck it up you fuck them up, and by connection probably gallifrey in general
      • or you can go the boring route and make something up about a second caldera but i don’t approve of it
    • also: shit like angels of manhattan, with things being set in stone as soon as they’re in the book? that’s inner time at work, not outer; same with the silencio fixed point etc.
    • more on that next post. maybe. probably.
  • this brings the number of time travel models that hold true in dr.who simultaneously up to… what, five? outer time is somehow eternalism and whatever you call the dynamic model simultaneously, the multiverse is already a thing, inner time is presumably possibilism (ehhhh… depends on whether you think free will is a thing i guess), and there’s echoes of the spiral model in the whole ‘fractals’ idea
  • no groundhog day yet though!! well, not consistently anyway. i think. i hope.
  • the great thing about this is of course that now there is no way that dr.who can fuck up its own physics model by bringing a different one in, because it’s already got both of them
  • all your physics model are belong to us
  • please please somebody let me yell @ them about how this intersects with the dr.who 3-d (alterwards, parawards, otherwards) multiverse model
  • or the implications of this and how they relate to pythian willpower-physics and also why this proves that time lords can change reality by hallucinating really loudly

thank

anonymous asked:

i'm asking this around bc i'm honestly no good at trying to see between the lines but what do you think it means when our ciel named sebastian the name of the dog he was afraid of?

Oh!! I definitely think the name is symbolic. Almost everyone brushed it off as a joke when they first read that part (myself included), but then we all started to realize that OC named Sebastian after his caretaker, his loveable dog that he always played with…..

But the truth is, we were all dead wrong.

OC hated the dog. It hurt him with its nose and frightened him with its barking. This…really shows insight as to how he feels about Sebastian.

OC was a frightened child, barely ten years old when Sebastian was summoned. He saw his parents’ corpses. His only home burnt to the ground. He saw his caretaker, Tanaka (who was probably closer to him than Vincent was), get stabbed right before his eyes. Then he was kidnapped along with his brother and went through a month in hell during the cult. As of right now, we have no idea what they went through besides practical starvation and being fed through a funnel- though many speculate the children were physically abused and possibly sexually abused as well. Then, on top of everything he had been through, OC’s twin brother was ripped away from him, placed on a stone altar, and OC had to hear his twin cry and scream for his life, until eventually all his pleas went silent…

OC had lost everything. And now, he was gaining something. Sebastian came to him and destroyed those who had defiled him, as per OC’s request. I think giving Sebastian the name of his dog was OC’s way of trying to restore a sliver of normalcy to his traumatic life. Any other name would have been odd to give to him. He was familiar with Sebastian the dog, and while naming his butler “Vincent” would have been too hard to bare and “Ciel” was his own name now, “Sebastian” would have been the easiest name to say. At least for OC.

But there’s also something very troubling about it. As stated before, the dog hurt and scared OC. You have to understand, no matter how “attractive” or “dorky” people perceive Sebastian, he is a demon. He will do anything to gain his meal and season it to perfection. OC knew Sebastian was a demon, and I bet it terrified him. Put all of his abuse in perspective: he went through everything in the cult, and the thing the horrible cultists were trying to summon, the thing his brother was KILLED FOR, is now “loyal” to him. The demon summoned by his brother’s blood was now in his possession. OC must have been terrified…and still probably is.

OC giving him the name definitely has so much significance. It speaks so much of both characters and their relationship.

I’m sorry this was long!! I hope my answer was okay.

If someone had told me two years ago that Daryl would chase another man on foot through a field, I would've called them nuts. Or: How I realized Desus was an actual thing

A fact about me: I have loved every single moment between Daryl and Jesus. I have shipped it since 610, no ifs ands or buts, and the ship has only gotten stronger since its inception.

The thing is, the vast majority of the moments between desus are not necessary to the plot at all and ONLY serve to develop their relationship. And it makes me really happy. All these little interactions they have are only there for the two of them and really have nothing to do with the overall story line.

But it also makes me question: what are they doing, if this is going nowhere?

Why are they making Daryl chase a beautiful boy through the meadows? It’s funny? I mean yeah it’s funny but really? When it actually happened on my screen, I didn’t know how to react. Because on the one hand I would never consider it in character for Daryl to do something like that. And if Jesus were a random villain or random ally I would stick by that. But on the other hand, I squeed. I squeed hard. Because in a shipping context, it made total and complete sense. More than that, it was in character.

Why the incessant staring in knots untie? Why do the stories continue to parallel each other once they’re in different places (Daryl with Denise and Rosita, Jesus with Tara and Father G)?

How about the sanctuary? No reason for Jesus to be there. No reason to stay.

And we know that Sherry was the one who wrote the letter. So why was it a necessary plot choice to have Jesus be there too? Why did he need to stay behind? Why did he need to be with Daryl when Daryl reunited with the family? I mean seriously! He didn’t help the man escape, but he still escaped with him?

There was 100% no need for Jesus to be there in the first place there. Look at it this way: he didn’t even DO anything in 707 OR 708. The most ninja thing we saw him do was disappearing from the top of the truck at the end of 707. But he dove off the truck at the beginning of 707 when he’s with Carl. Having him back again at the end and showing him deciding to get off his rescue ride bc he knows for sure Daryl is there is ONLY important for the Jesus/Daryl dynamic and nothing else. And Daryl knows Jesus is there too bc of the glance to the truck roof. So once again it’s only for the two of them.

Jesus reappears at the end for the sole purpose of meeting up with Daryl and riding off with him. SUPER necessary. And we know for sure they rode away together on the bike, even though we didn’t see it, which is kinda funny after all we HAVE seen, but I digress. We also know Jesus gave Daryl clothing and a place to shower-and isn’t that interesting that Daryl showers for the first time in like a year when he had plenty of opportunity for that in Alexandria? You may say he was washing the sanctuary off, and you wouldn’t be wrong, but he’s kept clean since then. Or way cleaner than normal. More than that, he has actually kept his hair out of his face instead of the forward-combing thing he always does. And once again, why is Jesus taking care of Daryl? Or more so, why are tptb making a point to have us seen it? Cuz that’s kind of what it comes down to. All these things happen that mean nothing to the plot itself and just exist for desus development.

There so much damn more like richonne parallels. Or the moments in 610 and 714 leading to potential desus convos. 610 we get Daryl and Jesus meeting. Then 611 Abe asks Daryl (in the SPECIFIC context of thinking about his own romantic life) if Daryl ever thinks about settling down. 714 has Jesus come out to Maggie and her encouraging him to open himself up to a romantic relationship even if it doesn’t last. 715 has Jesus opening up to Daryl of all people. I’m not saying it’s gonna end up actually going somewhere. But the content between Daryl and Jesus is obviously deliberate and about nothing but the two of them and I do wonder tptb’s ultimate motivation or goal there if not desus.

If I’ve learned anything from being in fandoms before it’s to not judge an episode based on its promo. I’m already seeing people condemning Alec for yelling at Magnus, for punching Rafael. For acting like Magnus is going to just let Alec argue with him or not intervene with him punching Rafael. If we’ve learned anything from this show and the writers have done anything consistently is that Magnus doesn’t put up with Alec if he’s giving him shit. But to act like Alec is being abusive to Magnus (I saw a post actually calling Alec abusive) and saying that Magnus is now Alec’s new target when he has someone to blast is just ridiculous. Yes, Alec is likely mad at Magnus for not telling him about his suspicions about Izzy’s addiction to Yin Fen. No it’s not okay for Alec to do that. No, it’s not okay for Alec to punch Rafael.

Isaiah in an interview this season said some people do things that make you want to make snap judgments about them, but later on you realize why their actions made sense for their character. I’m not trying to say what Alec does isn’t wrong, but we don’t know the context. Don’t know the build-up. We don’t know if Rafael says something that provokes Alec (again not that Rafael deserves getting punched, he doesn’t, but just saying that it would make more sense if that was the case). Matt himself has said that things turn out okay for Magnus and Alec by the end of 2A, that they are in the honeymoon phase, there was fan reports of them hugging and kissing. Obviously we know everything will be okay.

I’m also seeing people saying that its also awful Alec punches Rafael because that means he’s punching Magnus’ adoptive son. First off, does Alec really know the relationship Magnus and Rafael have? Because I think we forget as the viewer that not all the characters have the same information we have. That line said from Magnus to Rafael about him seeing Rafael as a son was a conversation the two had in private. Alec likely doesn’t know the relationship between them. Secondly, Alec again doesn’t have all the information. All he knows likely is that his sister is dying, and that Rafael is helping feed her addiction. Again no, it isn’t right that Alec punches Rafael. Again, we should know the full context. No, this doesn’t make Alec abusive or a terrible person. The best characters are flawed. The best characters aren’t all good and pure and make the right decisions all the time. On Game of Thrones some of my favorite characters are the most flawed ones, the one’s who’ve made the most mistakes.

Tldr; Alec is a complex character. He makes mistakes as all flawed, real characters (and people) do. He is a round, not a flat character. Him punching Rafael or yelling on Magnus doesn’t make him abusive. And judging something from a five-second clip of the episode that is spliced together with no context does not give us authority to harshly critique certain characters.

anonymous asked:

I agree that he has faced "punishment" enough, but please don't make up facts like "his mom verbal abused him" or "he was faced with the world's biggest secret". You don't know how his mom has acted all the way through his life, and he didn't know he was into the worlds biggest secret until he figured it out after the All Might vs All for One fight.

like i get what youre trying to say but: 

its really obvious that he’s copying the way his mom talks to him. read between the lines. and that doesnt happen overnight either, she’d have to be talking to him that way since he was very young for him to internalize it the way he does AND develop an inferiority complex from it. 

also Bakugou knew BEFORE the AFO fight but only then had his suspicions confirmed in the worst way possible, meaning he spent an EXTENSIVE amount of time grappling with what Deku told him– We see him struggling with knowing about the connection between Deku and All Might throughout the whole series.

anonymous asked:

I don't know if this was asked before, but how long do you need to draw (and color) 1 page of your Mafia AU? I mean, each "chapter" has about 2 to 3 pages and it has to be so much work! Especially since all of it is colored! (I LOVE the coloration! It's just so beautiful and easy to look at. Somehow it makes me happy xD Idk why)

Hmmmmm
I’d say between 3 and 4 hours for each page?
The coloring is kinda sloppy, all on one layer instead of multiple and some colors bleed over the lines >_>
But, it’s good to hear that you like how it looks ;w;
But, yeah, each installment takes a lot of time really ^^;;
But, it definitely makes it all worth it when I hear ppl enjoy the work that I put out ;w;

a brief history
  • 8 yo Card: I literally hate no band the way I hate Guns n Roses. I'm so fucking sick of my dad and his music jesus christ can you please turn these untalented motherfuckers off.
  • 20 yo Card: Oh look its the CD of the motherfuckers I hate, I guess I'll listen to it before I throw it out. Holy shit, how many singers do they have? (My Mom: just the one? Axl???) Like who are all these different voices? (Mom: literally just the one.) hOlY sHiT this little bitch fucked his bandmate's girlfriend and put it ON A TRACK ON THE ALBUM I love him. I adore him, I love everything. I'll listen to this music on repeat for 2 years, listening to nothing else.
  • child Card: ...nothing is more boring than fucking Star Trek, jesus christ. do we really have to watch this shit again? why are my brothers nerds? who gives a fuck about Kirk. go die. i hate you
  • 2009 Card: Well I love Pine so lets go watch Star Trek the reboot movie. It wasn't that good but it was brightly lit, and I guess I'll watch some of the original series episodes and a movie or something I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY DESTROYED KIRK'S ENTIRE PERSONALITY TO MAKE THIS FUCKING STUPID REBOOT MOVIE JESUS CHRIST LET ME EXPLAIN MY FEELINGS ABOUT IN MILLIONS OF WORDS OF FANFIC AND ACCIDENTALLY END UP CREATING AN INCEST SHIP OUT OF THIN AIR WHAT IS MY LIFE, also have Inertia one of my favorite stories I've ever written of all time
  • Adult Card: I despise Altair.
  • Adult Card: (1 month later) AND BASICALLY THE ONLY STORIES I WRITE ARE ABOUT ALTAIR.
  • Season 1-11 Card: God I hate Sam Winchester so fucking much
  • Season 12 Card: I can't believe people don't Sammy I adore Sammy, lets all adore Sammy. Protect Sammy.
  • Adult Card: (last month) Literally I despise Tony in Ultron and Civil War. What a fucking awful person and character. also Stony? It would never happen.
  • Adult Card: (this week, after rewatching all the movies) fuck Steve Rogers. Fuck him with something super rusty. Also I'll explain my feelings in Steve/Tony fanfic, and I'll make it as complicated as possible.
Crazy Things

Day 4 submission for @miraculous-weeks‘ ML Angst Week, Love/Life. Also, I’m not even going to hide the fact that I stole this scene/idea from Disney’s Hercules because I mean…it just fit so well. So have fun! I know I really enjoyed writing it and seeing Ladybug and Chat in this situation and how they interacted. I def cried throughout the whole thing.


Chat watched as the pillar cracked— slowly at first, then all at once splintering along its diameter— and toppled over… right towards his unsuspecting partner.

“LADYBUG! LOOK OUT!”

Chat sprinted to cover the distance between them and dove, roughly pushing her out of the way and taking her place in the line of danger beneath the column.


Ladybug didn’t even have time to process what was happening before she felt Chat’s hands on her back and then she was rolling over the rough pavement, the world blurring around her. She came to a stop and she whipped around, eyes immediately focusing on the fallen column and the small, limp figure beneath it. She felt her eyes widen and her heart stop.

“CHAT! NO!” She scrambled up and unhooked her yoyo, throwing out the line and launching herself onto a nearby roof. She then lassoed the string around the column and pulled with all the extra strength her suit allowed her. Her arms threatened to pop out of their sockets, her muscles in her entire body screamed, and sweat beaded on her forehead, but she ignored all that. She had to get that pillar off of Chat before it was too late, if he had any time left at all.

Slowly, she moved it and rolled it until it was off of her partner before she let it drop to the ground again with an enormous THUD. Then she swung down to Chat’s side and gathered him up in her arms.

“Chat…w-why— why did you—?” she couldn’t seem to form a full thought. All she could focus on was how suddenly fragile he felt, despite always being the stronger of the two of them. He cracked open his eyes, the green dull and faded from its usual electric vibrancy. But yet he still smiled softly up at her, his expression pained.

“Y-you didn’t have to— “

He took a breath and winced, a shudder travelling through him. “People always do crazy things…” his eyes met hers and she found herself transfixed as he whispered, “…when they’re in love.”

“Oh, Chat…I…I um…” she didn’t know what to do with that information, let alone say something back. Usually when he professed his love he was joking. But here…it hit her like a bag of bricks that every time he’d been flirting with her, it hadn’t been a joke. He’d meant it every single time and he loved her and was dying in her arms and had just told her he loved her and what did she say?? I love you too, don’t leave me, you stupid cat why did you have to sacrifice yourself for me again???

He let out a low chuckle, gasping at the pain. “I see that I’ve…made you speechless. Careful now…or I might think you have a crush on me.”

Ladybug made a noise that was somewhere between a laugh and a sob. Of all the times to make a pun, it had to be now? She reached up and brushed his hair, which was sticky with sweat and plastered to his forehead, out of his face. She allowed her fingers to linger on his cheek, wishing that this was just a nightmare she’d wake up from soon.

Chat’s whisper brought her back to reality. “You haven’t got much time, My Lady…you can still stop Papillon.”

There was a scuffling of feet over pavement behind them and Ladybug turned to see Alya approaching, her phone uncharacteristically tucked away in her pocket. She must have taken cover from the akuma attack that had brought the pillar down and had seen everything that happened.

“I’ll watch over him, Ladybug,” the reporter offered. Ladybug shot her a grateful smile before turning back to Chat and leaning her forehead against his. She reveled in the feeling of their closeness before she drew back, looking him in the eye and saying, “You’re going to be all right. I promise.”

She let Alya take over, reluctantly separating from her partner. She then stood, took a deep breath, gathered her resolve, and unslung her yoyo.

“I’ll be back, Chat. Hold on until then!” She cast out her yoyo and swung away at top speed, fire burning in her eyes. She was going to take this fight to the source and end him once and for all.

anonymous asked:

Hi, I don't mean to come off as rude or anything, I'm genuinely curious and just want to understand and all that stuff I really don't mean to come rude honestly but what's the difference between being kin with a character and relating to a character?? It seems that in the kin community it's more than just relating to a character when you're kin with them???

I’m mean idk. Some people have been messaging me saying that it means you feel like that character is you from another time line but?? Idk for me it’s just like “Well he’s my height, my weight, has my self-loathing, and could have my acne if I draw him that way,” so like okay kin right? IDK, I’m just having fun, I don’t think I’m the person to ask this lol

It was hollow, its limbs were thinner than the dogs, and I couldn’t really draw a line between what was the actual ‘meat’ of the body and what wasn’t, because the entire thing was a chainsaw whir of serrated blades, hooks and needle points, shuffling and shifting around one another, rising and falling, all moving too fast for the eye to follow.  Altogether, it maintained a general quadruped shape with a tail and elongated snout.

This is clearly Hookwolf’s doing. I mean, it’s literally a wolf made out of weapons, among them hooks.

Or maybe this is a transformation-based power and this is literally Hookwolf himself.

Walking on either side of it were two people.  There was a pale, tall man with the sort of muscle-heavy build you only saw on cons and bodybuilders.  He wore black slacks that were in tatters around his feet, had chains wrapped around his forearms, hands and calves, and a blue-white tiger mask.

Stormtiger. Definitely does look like a tanky fellow.

I guess the other person is Cricket, then?

On the opposite side of the metal beast was a twenty-something girl with a gymnast’s build and scars criss-crossing her exposed skin.  Her hair was shorn to a bleached blond buzz cut, and her face was covered by a metal cage.

Named after a tank model in turn named after the animal, dressed like a player of the sport. Well played. :p

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“We’re not exactly sure what this fuzzy line between consciousness, unconsciousness, sleeping, and dreaming… its all going on and on in one cycle, but we’re not exactly sure what part of it we’re playing all the time. We have to hit on things to be sure. I mean how many times have you had dreams where you’re like, oh its a dream. How do you know that knocking on things isn’t a fucking dream? The whole idea that you can dream, the idea that you can imagine, the idea that there’s some mystical part of your brain that sees things that aren’t really there and puts them into position and gives you a little fucking cartoon… What the fuck is that? We don’t know shit! We know a lot, I mean we’re brilliant compared to cave men, but in comparison to understanding the very nature of the universe, you know, subatomic particles. All fucking rules go out the window when you go subatomic. You know they have things where a particle can be in a super state where its in a state where its moving and its still at the same time. What the fuck does that even mean? And the idea that you can look at something and as you’re looking at it, you change the behaviour of it. The observer actually changes the actual atoms that are moving! What the fuck, how is that even possible? We don’t know ….

So to say we know a lot, yeah we know a lot for people. But there’s some shit that we don’t understand at all. They don’t even know why the universe stays together, they don’t know why it doesn’t just fly apart. I’m thinking that this whole thing might be someone’s imagination. It might be your imagination, it might be my imagination, it might be a combination of everyone’s imagination. I mean things are real, there’s real laws to this life. But it god dammit operates like a work of fiction!

I’m not sure what this is and I don’t think you are either. I think you can pretend that you’re sure because it makes you feel better at night and you can pretend that everything you can’t hit with a hammer isn’t real and its just your imagination.

What the fuck is consciousness? What is this? What is life? What is this idea that “oh I’m gonna call Burt Kreischer and ask him to come over to my house”, and Burt somehow navigates through space and time and arrives at my doorstep, and us friends get to communicate and we’re talking into some fucking thing that takes all of our voice and all the shit we say and throws it through some internet, breaks it down to one’s and zero’s, where its then interpreted by other people’s computers in real time! What the fuck is this? Don’t tell me you know what this is, this is bizarreness. If life wasn’t real it would be the craziest psychedelic trip ever! It’s almost like what a real psychedelic trip is, is something you’re not use to, something that throws you off, but life its self is the most uber bizarre thing ever!

We don’t know that this universe that we exist in right now is the only universe . We don’t know whether or not there are infinite universes that exist side by side next to each other and its the human mind that guides you in one direction, from one to another, and they’re all parallel, they’re all co-existing in the same sphere. We don’t understand any of this stuff. They’re just now starting to think that inside every black hole, is another universe . Wrap your fucking head around that! This is a new theory among scientists, not people like me, but among scientists. They believe that inside every galaxy is a super massive black hole, and the newest theory is that inside every super massive black hole is another universe with hundreds of billions of galaxies, each with a black hole at the center, each containing another universe, with hundreds of billions of galaxies! We have no fucking idea.

Life might be just one frame in a infinite movie that last forever…

The imagination is the real force behind the evolution. What imagination truly is, we think of it as “oh I can see things, I can work around problems”, but when you imagine a idea, when you imagine a product, you imagine how to design an engine for a car… Your imagination has this idea for this thing and then you build it and design it and boom… It’s there. That thought, there was no thought of that before it existed. There weren’t people running around thinking of the car. There was no thought of it, you created this or it came to you. There’s something from nothing, something from… from what is it, the ether? Even if its just these synapses firing in your mind, what is the signal? What is the root of this signal?

It is possible that the imagination is something that is, information that is out there. The idea that there’s shit out there and what we are is little antennas. And that when we tune into something, if we pick up this signal for the engine, and someone picked that up, excellent! Once that piece is in place, “ohhh”, then it flowers and blossoms, like a Fibonacci sequence on a fucking sunflower. You know It all burst out exponentially in certain directions, and then that creates more inventions, which also burst out, but all of them emanate in the imagination initially. All of them have to be thought up. All of them have to be created by the human mind. The confines of our imaginations is based on what we’ve experienced. Our whole collective idea of what the world is, is based on what we’ve experienced. Even photographs and things that we haven’t experienced, but can see. Things that are in the galaxy and planets and shit. We use these and we have this whole map of our universe. But that’s just what we see, right now. Its only limited by our ability to think outside of what we’ve all ready seen. The universe could be infinity fucking bizarrely complicated to the point where every different dimension has it’s own laws and rules and every different universe exists in the center of every single black hole. That might all be real shit! It might be so infinite and crazy we maybe can’t see it.

What am I doing? I’m piloting this fucking flesh vehicle around some sort of dimension filled with other flesh vehicles. If I didn’t know what this was… If I came from no judgement what so ever, just a total natural point and I looked at just human behaviour moving around the planet, I would be like “This is the most psychedelic shit ever!” Just us, we’re like the craziest character in a fucking movie.

I think the imagination is something we’re not taking as seriously as we should be. I think your mind doesn’t just control things in a sense that you bring things out of the ether, you bring things out of your imagination. You bring them and manifest them in the real world. But I think your mind actually has an effect on how things go in the real world. If you believe in things, they have incredible power over you, both good and bad. Who’s to say that’s not real? There’s like the idea of the placebo effect where I give you a sugar pill and all of a sudden you feel better ’cause you thought I gave you medicine… Still you feel better. People have actually been cured of ailments because of the placebo effect, so what the fuck is happening? There’s a direct correlation between positive energy and positive results in physical form. They’re all connected.

I believe that the life that we’re in right now, this existence we all participate in, may very well be just a station on a radio dial, an infinite radio dial, and that you and I, we’re on the phone and we’re on 107.1 but there’s a 105.1 right down the dial and everyone’s fucking blue with big giant black eyes, and they all move through solid objects and they don’t need water and they don’t breathe air. There might be an infinite number of worlds all around us all the time… and life might be like a radio.”

—Joe Rogan, What Is Reality

We gotta interrogate what counts as a “cancellable” offense because we can’t be out here canceling our own over easily teachable concepts especially when they’ve otherwise demonstrated they’re in support of social justice and are open to learning more and willing to adjust their mindsets and behavior.

There is a difference between someone being rightfully cancelled for sexual predation or physically abusing a spouse/significant other or knowingly saying something racist versus someone who, like ALL of us, is in the process of awakening and hasn’t completely unlearned problematic things that are ingrained in our culture.

Not everyone has access or consistent exposure to academic discourse, nuanced social justice concepts, or even the stuff that passes for discourse here on Tumblr.hell. I mean my best friend in the whole world is brilliant and one of the most amazing people on the planet and he hadn’t even heard the term “fat-phobia” until I said it to him last week! Two of the most brilliant law students I know asked me what the term “gaslighting” meant after I used it in a conversation. All these folks are radical thinkers and committed to social justice and the liberation of marginalized people. If the revolution pops off tomorrow, they’d be some of the first to throw a Molotov cocktail!

I’m not talking about giving leeway to clearly, overtly, & consistently problematic folks. I’m talking about not cancelling our own when a simple explanation of a concept and the problematic nature of their words/thoughts/actions would be all it would take to get them on the right path. Especially when it’s in regards to things that are ingrained in our culture and must be untaught to be unlearned. Because if we cancelling our own, soon we’re gonna be standing alone and will eventually have to cancel ourselves. We. Are. All. Learning.

papillon-noirsblog  asked:

Do you have any advice for beggining artists? And by beggining I mean " I can't draw a circle or a straight line, and I don't know How to draw something remotely resembling a human or background"? I know I should " draw' draw and draw some more" but it's like reading Shakespeare when you don't know the difference between present simple and past simple :(

draw draw draw really is the key I’m afraid, but there are a couple of things that can help you get going.

First of all, the internet is a treasure trove of resources. There is a tutorial for drawing every possible thing concieveable, even for circles and straight lines, all you have to do is google.

Secondly - REFERENCES. I cannot stress how important using reference images are. For almost anything I draw, especially for more serious stuff, my desktop is always full to the brim of reference images. For example, I’m currently working on drawing bird of prey pokemon, so when I’m actually drawing, I’ll have numerous different photos of various bird species in various anatomical poses, as well as the official art for the pokemon themselves in view at all times. People who can draw good shit off of the top of their heads can only really do this because they have probably spent years and years drawing with references, it really is key.

Thirdly, quite a good exercise is to actually just trace the thing you wanna learn how to draw. Now, of course actually posting traced images as your own is very looked down upon, but the exercise of tracing itself can actually be really really informative and helpful. Lets say you want to learn how to draw humans. Get a pic of a nice looking human, and trace over it, but not line for line working down the image. Draw the major shapes first, for example, the round shape of the head, and then go over your trace adding finer details, but always working from simple shapes up. Now, if you then try and draw the image without tracing, you’ll have a feel for what proportions are needed, what shapes to use etc. etc. and I think it can be a really useful exercise, and it helped me when I started taking drawing seriously.

I dunno man, this is just what I think, I am completely self taught, and have so much more to learn, so some of this could be utter rubbish. It would probably be worth asking someone who is studying art! Anyway, I hope it helps, good luck!

***also it’s going to take time! don’t be disheartened by comparing yourself to others, who have been doing this for years! be proud of your achievements on the small scale!***

anonymous asked:

That was a really good update for a lot of reasons, but I think that the blood aspect has been explained a bit better. Up until now it's been like "trust" but I'm starting to think it means something more along the lines of courage or sacrifice. Karkat may not be the strongest but he cares the most.(insert inspiring quote about size of heart over the size of your strength)

It’s basically spouting everything i was thinking all along lol

its unity and connection, the blood bonds between friends and family, those you have an unbreakable obligation to, an unbreakable connection like red strings of fate, bringing  individuals together to bond as a group, to contrast with breath’s ideal of independance and splitting off and doing your own thing

and a leader is best defined as one who bring together a group for a common purpose

literally friendship and connection the aspect haha, but much more than that as well

my list of blood’s symbols and keywords has been this forever:

BLOOD Flesh, Metal, Shackles/Chains, Rings Involved, Tangible, Obligation, Grounded, United, Committed, Material, Inflexible, Stability, Connection, Dependent, Attachment, Compassionate

and its metaphysical symbols are things like the body, the flesh and blood of existence, contrasting with Breath as the Pneuma and the Ghost, a sort of essence of the soul of life force

its is things that attach you together in some way, just like how Breath is things that seperate someone in some way

you could even connect the ideal of chains and metal with connection and say magnetism is a potential part of Blood as well!

Dear women (and men) who are "anti-feminists,"

I’m really sorry that somewhere along the line a sexist person calling them self a feminist convinced you to fight against your own rights. But it is overwhelmingly sad to see this so please allow me to educate you (yes, even a man can educate a woman on feminism). Feminism, in its entirety, fights for equality between all genders (yup, by all, I mean there’s more than 2) and the right for any person, no matter their chosen gender (that’s right, you can choose. Game changer, I know), to take on any traits, regardless of whether the traits are considered masculine or feminine, without being harassed or demeaned. That’s literally it. It’s as simple as that. Fundamentally, there is nothing else in feminism. Anything you’ve heard (I don’t care where you heard it) that contradicts this definition, is NOT feminism (**feminism does NOT call for special treatment for women or the shaming of men**). I don’t mean to insult anyone. It actually took me a little while to understand this myself. One thing people have a hard time understanding is actually the name “feminism.” It’s called feminism because the movement formed from the crucial need for equality for women and effeminate men. The name merely implies an imbalance and a need for priority for people who are considered feminine and treated poorly because of it. It’s also important to acknowledge how different groups of people experience sexism. For example, black women and white women have very different struggles with sexism (I stole that example straight from the Huffington post). I’m not a sociologist (I’m also a straight, white, American man). I don’t expect anyone to consider my definition of feminism to be the most accurate. I’m just trying to make the point that this is a very misunderstood but simple concept and all it takes is to accept everyone for who they are and want to be for you to be able to call yourself a feminist.

He never meant to finish it...

I’ve seen the posts floating around about how Solas would actually go about making his Fresco.  To answer the question therein, yes there are seams between each piece - you can see them if you look carefully, despite the fact that he tries his best to hide them:

But, far more importantly, is HOW he tries to hide them.  Solas ends each piece with a slightly blurred edge, so that there’s a smoother transition between the two Frescos:

He does this for each piece as he paints it.  He started this project in a Rotunda - you know something ROUND.  Something that will eventually come back on itself - back to where it all started.  Which means that if he really intended for this to be a complete work, the very first piece should have this fuzzy line too, right?  So that the wet paint/stucco/whatever goop he’s using can meld more seamlessly on top of the dry stuff.  But he doesn’t - Its a straight line from the beginning:

To which I can only conclude that when he first started working on this thing Solas knew he’d never finish it.

There's a line between loving a TV show and being so obsessed with it that you don't even care about your own life. I've crossed that line a long time ago..

I see a lot of posts full of worry about yoongi, and people saying yoongi should not feel this way or that they wished he didnt put himself down for missing the kobe concert or for the things hes lacking according to himself in general, but I dont agree, and I dont feel that way. Im not saying they’re wrong, ‘cause they’re obviously right, but this is exactly why its not what I really want to express, personally. ‘cause its an evidence we’re all thinking that way about him and what he says. he knows it too, despite all he might say, on top of it all he knows how we view him and what he is to us.

but these are yoongi’s bare feelings. these are his thoughts and there are probably a lot more he didnt say or expressed ‘cause he didnt have time, didnt know how to put it into words or didnt want to. and I take them as it. I take them as these raw emotions a human being feels in regard of who he is, what he does, what he faced and what hes currently facing. its really important for me not to even question it back or say anything like he shouldnt just feel this way ‘cause it leaves the impression that I dont regard his feelings at all and dont really listen to him. there were plenty of moments when I said too that hes perfect and that hes an amazing being and that he gives us so much and that I wish he would see how valuable he is. but these were all during “light moments”.

not this time. I know when I feel I have to be very attentive, caring of someone’s words for what they are and listening to what they say by putting myself in their own shoes and respecting it without refuting it. this is what he feels. I dont want to say he shouldnt feel like that. this is the last thing I want. these are his feelings and I take them as it. I respect them as it. I dont want to question it ‘cause its not my place to do so at the moment. I feel I need to sit and listen and let these emotions be, leave them like that, raw and full of remorse, regret, pain, ‘cause this is very important. he needs to wander through these feelings ‘cause, I dont know if you really saw it and read between the lines, but its a part of what he expressed by going back to the concert’s place and immersing him in all the emotions he probably felt there. he needs it. he needs it in order to clear his thoughts, forgive himself and be at peace with himself. or just to grow. dont disregard this work on oneself. it just gives off the impression you’re not understanding any of what he said, and by understanding I mean really understanding, on a profond and genuine level. I feel its almost misplaced to say things like the posts I could read all around. but I know its just that you are all caring about him, of course. theres only one post that I found really accurate.

at a time like this. if I was next to him listening to what he said. I would probably just nod every once in a while without talking, and tell him one simple “I understand”. ‘cause sometimes you dont need to deny it in order for them to feel better or tell them they’re wrong and they’re so much more than that or whatever they said you think isnt right. even if you mean it. even if they know you mean it. sometimes you just need to tell them you understand. and thats all. it brings a lot more peace, a lot more gratefulness and helps them a lot more ‘cause they’ll feel you really did listen to them and really acknowledged their emotions, valid them as existing, and lowkey telling them its okay to feel this way. its more soothing than any encouragement or praise.

:::CASTLE FANDOM PSA:::

Ok.

In the past month or so there’s been some questionable things happen in the Castle fandom to the point that numerous tweets were made by parties involved regarding it. Most recently Nathan’s tweeted this.



For the 2% of the Castle fandom that is extremely thick, that one was for you.

The majority of the fandom are actually REALLY great, respectable people and I mean really great. But then there’s that very small percentage that can’t seem to unblur the lines between fiction and reality. That small group of people that forget that behind the characters you love so much are actual people with families, feelings and most of all mortgages.

Bills to pay.

Cats to feed.

Its great for you to ship imaginary characters but going on to real people is a little creepy.

Imagine you bringing your best friend of the opposite sex to your families thanksgiving and you have a HUGE family. And imagine the entire time every single person comes up to you and says, “Are you dating?” “You two, huh?" 

Now imagine that for SIX YEARS!

It gets awkward. You don’t even wanna be on the phone with them around your family because they’re just gonna tease you about it even more. Its uncomfortable.

You guys make it extremely awkward. So if you wanna know why they probably don’t do that many interviews together anymore, grab a mirror aND TAKE A LONG FUCKING LOOK!

So guys from me to you, stop being douchebags and start being respectable people.

Just let them enjoy their lives while you enjoy the show.