i must ask you a question

anonymous asked:

Question, did Adrien hesitate when hooking up Nino and Alya? I know he'd want his best friend to be happy, but did he have any second thoughts cause of Chloe?

Lucky Us, Chapter 6

Adrien: *casually* If you must know, I am trying to hook Nino up with an entertainment reporter.
Chloe: Ugh. Sounds like they’re perfect for each other already.
Adrien: *passive-aggressively* It was love at first sight! For him. Possibly for her, too, *hinting that there’s still time to stop it* but she doesn’t know it yet.
Chloe: *immediately deflects* Adrien, the hopeless romantic thing was cute when we were kids, but you have relationship experience now. It’s okay to admit that love is a sham and sex isn’t that great.
Adrien: *genuinely* I will pray for you, Chlo.
Chloe: *a brief moment of emotion* Whatever.

Adrien is a sneaky guy. Nino having a crush on someone else is an opportunity to shock Chloe out of her stupor and make her say something. But Chloe proves that she is more stubborn than Adrien could ever hope to break through.

I can’t say that he hesitated because he had ulterior motives from the get-go. He wished for an outcome that Chloe refused to let happen. In the end, he couldn’t meddle any more than that.

thenotsocaliforniandream  asked:

So what is it like faking a mental illness? It must be rather hard, after all I know a couple folks who actually had this stuff before. Just curious, I've been wanting to do a comedy skit and it involves faking a mental illness similar to the one you are putting up.

i’d recommend checking out endo tumblr instead of asking this kinda question to two actually diagnosed systems lol

dontmoveamuscle  asked:

So I have a question. You've written headcanons for so many rarepairs and fan favorite couples and even some crack pairings, and I laud you for all your hard work, but I must ask... what do YOU ship?

Bumblebee. It’s my otp and I have so many feels for that ship. I want it to become canon, I want to read every fanfiction about them and I have probably every piece of bumblebee fanart on my laptop. 

Then there are the ships I ship but not quite that much. Qrowin, Flown North are those with a chance to become canon, but also some who won’t ever become canon like Gauntlets and Greaves or Purrha. 

And then there are those ships I don’t really ship but still like or find interesting. Neomerc, Snowflake in the rough, Lancaster, Black Torch, Kuros. Those are just a few I often enjoy once I stumble upon good content (if there is any content).

Nothing will ever be as pure and good as my otp, but I’m a multishipper. There are very few ships I really don’t like, but I won’t put that out here because I don’t want anyone to feel bad about their ship or the headcanons I still do for them. There are very few ships I won’t do any content for. 

So, short answer: Bumblebee. Long answer: Anything with two characters I love and ship with people (there are some characters I do like but I don’t really ship them with anyone), who have an interesting dynamic. I often get requests for ships I never thought of before and end up thinking “Why the hell does this work?”

Also I stumbled upon this when I walked the dog earlier today, when I came home there was this ask in my inbox. What a coincidence. 

Part of the reason I have this sideblog and do all sorts of requests is that I would easily get bored with just one ship. Probably even… maybe not Bumblebee. But other ships. Doing stuff for all sorts of different ships keeps things interesting. 

Also I love how a different ships with the same character can have very different dynamics. Like Mercury with Emerald and Mercury with Yang. Completely different dynamics, same people. 

anonymous asked:

Could you list other Utaites/Producers's thoughts on LGBT?

Hi anon! I must admit that this is a topic I don’t see come up a whole lot for utaite/producers so I don’t have a ton of answers? Or maybe it’s more fair to say that it does come up, but mostly only very occasionally in their livestreams, and I don’t listen to a whole lot of livestreams regularly except for Soramafu ones :P
First, you can click here for a list of producers/utaite who are themselves LGBTQ+
For other people who might not have seen, click here to read what I said when someone asked me this same question for Soraru and Mafumafu

I’ve seen Neru talk about discrimination against gay people before, and while describing how the label “gay” can have a lot of different kinds of people under it, he mentioned knowing a transgender man who liked men and how he would fall under the category of “gay,” which proved to me that he probably doesn’t have any problems with trans people, and certainly not gay people?
Also, a friend told me that they were watching one of Lon’s livestreams once, and when she took a survey of the genders of people watching at that moment, she gave the options “male,” “female,” and then a third option that was something along the lines of “other” or “neither” (sorry I don’t remember the exact phrasing orz). My friend said she wasn’t playing it as a joke or anything either~

Reol of course is best friends with GigaP and has never shown that she’s anything less than totally ok with him being gay! I’ve heard them talk about the kinds of guys they like together and stuff :P 
If you read my translation of that very recent blog post from Kashitaro, he seemed perfectly fine with a random store employee thinking he was gay? He went along with it and said it didn’t bother him since the employee seemed to be happy to think that he had a boyfriend. So I’d find it very hard to imagine that he has any problems with gay people or anything like that.

Sorry my list isn’t very long here, but if anyone knows any others I’ll edit this list and add them, so anon you might want to check back on this post again later to see if I’ve added anything! \o/

the times my son, harry james potter, was the sass king

  • there’s no need to call me ‘sir’, professor
  • it’s just, you can’t break an unbreakable vow. I’d worked that much out  for myself funnily enough.
  • wow, I wonder what it’d be like to have a difficult life 
  • whatcha fell ova for? I didn’t do it on purpose
  • the task is two days from now. really? I had no idea 
  • did you think we’d be staying in five-star hotels? finding a horcrux every other day?
  • but I am the chosen one
  • tell them I mean no harm. I’m sorry, professor. but I must not tell lies.
  • listening to the news! again? well, it changes every day, you see
  • yeah, you can have a word. good-bye
  • I know what day it is. well done. so you’ve finally learned the days of the week
  • just do what I did, harry! what, drop my wand?
  • an interview? what do you mean? I mean a reporter asked me questions and I answered them
  • It’s time you learned some respect! It’s time you earned it.
  • they stuff people’s heads down toilet the first day at Stonewall. Want to come upstairs and practice? no, thanks. The poor toilet’s never had anything as horrible as your head down it — it might be sick
  • Sure you can manage that broom, Potter?… Shame it doesn’t come with a parachute — in case you get too near a dementor. Pity you can’t attach an extra arm to yours, Malfoy. then it could catch the Snitch for you.
When can we expect season 2 of Yuri on Ice?

Allow me to preface this post by saying that I do not know, and have no way of knowing when the second season of YOI will be released but what I can do is speculate on when it can realistically come out. So this is exactly what that is - a speculation post, based on a number of assumptions but one which may give you a better idea how long it might take to create another season.

Alright, I feel like the first question most people would ask is: How long does it take to make a 12-episode anime?

And the answer is quite unsatisfying and anticlimactic because… it depends. It varies from project to project, some may take longer and some may take less time, depending on many factors. The fact that Yuri on Ice is a completely original project and isn’t a manga, novel or game adaptation certainly plays a role here.

First of all, the story must be completed for the creators to begin actual production of the animation sequences and the like. In terms of production of animation in Yuri on Ice we must also take choreography into consideration because with the amount of skating sequences we see, Kenji Miyamoto must first actually come up with all of the programs, then skate them through a few times and let the animation/assistant team record him so that the animators have references for figure skating - which after all is the bulk of the anime. The choreography and costume design have to be ready before anything can even start being animated.

The same goes for the story because, well… what’s the point of drawing many frames for multiple episodes if you’re still not sure if that’s what you want the final product to be? Sure, changes can still be applied and reanimated if necessary, but the outset is to be 100% done with the story when the animation begins (at least for the first few episodes). Creators also generally feel more comfortable with having a finished story before allowing people to begin the animation process because if they realize they still want to apply changes or aren’t sure of something within the story, it will cost them time and money to fix it.

But assuming that the story is completed: how long would it take to get everything animated, voice-acted etc?

Well, thank God we’ve had an anime about anime production (it’s called Shirobako, if you’re interested in how the industry works then 10/10 would recommend) which gave us a rough schedule or this post would be 100% assumptions. This sample was created by someone in the anime industry though so it must be at least somewhat accurate.

Does looking at ^that make you feel scared and confused? Yeah, don’t worry I get that, but if we take a moment to have a closer look it actually tells us a lot about the anime production process.

Let’s look at the time first: it shows that it roughly takes 25 weeks + 12 weeks of when the anime is actually airing, for the production to be completed. If we assume that Yuri on Ice has been made exactly according to this schedule (which it probably wasn’t, but let’s assume for the sake of the example) then the production, the first week when the first Storyboard would go up would have began in the second or third week of April, 2016.

If the first Storyboard for the second season would be done by April 2017 then a second season in Fall 2017 (beginning in October) would seem very much doable.

But we must also take this schedule with a grain of salt. Because it’s very possible that animating all the figure skating in Yuri on Ice would take longer than for example animating all the scenes in a slice of life anime, meaning that if the studio was aiming for a Fall 2017 release, they would need to begin animating earlier/ would have to outsource more work to other studios (which is actually common practice and MAPPA cooperated with over 20 other studios during the creation of the first season so it’s not really an issue).

Let’s take a moment to ponder the point of having to start animating earlier, let’s say in March to make it in time for the October release. Remember what I said about the story earlier? it needs to be completed before the animation process begins.

How much time do we have between now and March? Like less than 3 months. Assuming that Kubo already began writing the story for the second season the moment they decided to change the ending for season 1, she probably spent around the last month writing. Can Kubo (with the input of Sayo Yamamoto) create a story for an entire season in 4 months? Maybe. I wouldn’t put it past her. Although with the amount of references and traveling she does for her works, it would probably be exhausting and stressful.

Let’s also remember that for an October release, the storyboards would have to be prepared before the animation so in our schedule around March/April. Kubo not only writes the general story, she draws all the storyboards herself. I’ve been doing some research on this but I am still uncertain how long a storyboard for one episode takes to complete, but I would assume something around one to two weeks, if the author spends 8 hours a day working on it.

Alright, but all of that technical talk aside, let’s get to the main question: Would a Fall 2017 release date (October 2017 premier) be possible for season 2 of Yuri on Ice? Yes.

Now, would it be likely? I’m… not entirely sure. I think that would depend on how much time Kubo needs to write/rewrite/consider/decide on the story, and how much time she would want to have to actually write it and create the storyboards. But if we’re asking about a realistic possibility? Yes, it’s possible.

What seems more likely to me would be a Winter 2018 release date (January 2018 premiere). That way, they actually have enough time to prepare everything in advance and don’t need to rush with anything, having those extra 3 months to get everything ready.

Not to mention that it would make sense thematically - from January to March the European, Four Continent and World Championships take place and the anime could perhaps show some of that to the audience for a change from the Grand Prix Series.

Of course, all these are just assumptions and it’s possible that the anime will come sooner or later than either of these possible dates (though probably it’s less likely to be sooner), but until an official announcement - we won’t know.

TL;DR For a variety of reasons, I predict that season two of Yuri on Ice will premier either in October 2017 or January 2018.


I know I’m pretty much beating a dead horse now, but lemme tell you… this must be the only rational explanation for the questions Dalish Inquisitors ask.


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My test is tomorrow. Aaaaahh! I just l cannot believe how fast time goes… I am using little flash cards for the first time and I must say, they are really effective!All the best to fellow studyblrs with tests this week!👍 I’ll cheer for all of you. Feel free to ask me any questions.

Questions to ask your spirit friends

This post was written by Thicket, Rosemary, Tom, and Alexandria.

Questions for all spirits

How are you?

By what name may I call you, if you wish to give me one?

What offerings do you enjoy? How often do you need them? (This does not mean you must give offerings as often as a spirit requests. Do things on your own terms)

What is your true nature?

What laws do you obey?

Do you live near me?

Why did you answer my call today? (alternatively: Why are you here?)

How do you manifest to me? (Visions, sensations, light orbs, etc)

What do you like to do for fun? What are your pastimes?

What is your preferred method of communication? (Psychic, tarot, runes, other systems)

Is your spirit home comfortable?

Questions for guardians

Is there any danger to me at this time?

What is your normal method of protecting me? (Magic, brute force, cunning)

Are you able to do your job alone? (Be careful, some spirits may find this question to be insulting)

How may I assist you in keeping me safe?

Would you like a thoughtform to aid you in your task?

How are my wards and shields?

In what area are my defenses lacking?

Is there any pitfall or dangerous situation I am getting close to?

Who do I need to be careful of at this time?

Do you require any healing?

What problems can we take care of together?

Alexandria says: “What attacks are necessary at this time?”

Tom says: “Do not listen to Alexandria, be careful when engaging the enemy directly.”

Questions for guides

What form are you most comfortable in?

Tom and Alexandria say: “This is mostly for human curiosity and does not really matter.” Thicket disagrees; the form a creature can take can communicate very valuable information to the practitioner.

What do you think about the direction I am going in?

What paths are available to me right now?

Tom says: “Do not agonize over the future.” I think this is personal advice and not really a question.

What am I doing right now that could be dangeous?

What advice do you have for me? (Tom and Alexandria feel this is an excellent question)

What do you feel the outcomes are for this situation? Tom and Alexandria warn you to not be constrained by the limited futures a guide can show you.

How can I improve my life right now?

How can I aid you in your goals of guiding and directing me to a more secure life?

What is your goal for my life?

How long have you been with me? (Tom and Alexandria doubt the usefulness of this question, especially Tom. They communicate that this has no real bearing on a spirit’s ability to do it’s job – Thicket again disagrees)

What situations should I contact you about? (Serious, casual, everyday, rare)

Questions for helpers and servants

How are you able to assist me?

How am I able to assist you?

Are you able to carry out the tasks I have given you?

What is preventing you from carrying out these tasks, if anything?

What is your favorite task to complete?

What do you get out of helping me?

Do you require energy or recharging at this time?

What do you need in order to carry out your tasks?

Do you need a period of rest? Is it regularly required?

Have you discovered anything important that you need to share with me?

Questions for companions and friends

How are you feeling today?

Is everything comfortable for you?

Do you feel you are receiving enough attention from me lately?

Is there anything you would like to talk about?

Tell me about your day. (Tom especially likes this question; Alexandria is fond of it).

What can I get for you right now?

Are you pleased with your spirit home? Does it require upkeep?

What have you been up to lately?

Have any of your preferences changed? (Alexandria likes this question a lot)

What can I bring you as a special gift some time soon?

Is there any place you would like to travel to soon?

Am I doing anything lately that is bothering you?

How are you getting along with my spirit family?

Do you still enjoy the offerings you are receiving?

Other Notes

Some spirits appreciate being chattered to all day long, just like a close friend. Other spirits prefer to be contacted only when a serious matter arises, or even not at all. When greeting a new spirit, ask them how much they would like to communicate in general.

Do not directly ask for names. Names are serious business in the spirit world! Instead ask, “by what name may I call you,” indicating you are not searching for a true name. Tom feels that even these given names should be kept somewhat secret, and another nickname used to communicate about this spirit to humans. Alexandria somewhat agrees. Do not be offended or worried if a spirit refuses to give you any sort of name at all.

Do not confuse offerings with worship. Offerings are more like gifts – literally, you are just “offering” something to a spirit. A cup of coffee, a shot of liquor, some food, or even a nice glass of water makes a good gift. Just as you would offer snacks and beverages to any guest in your home, politely offer spirits something just to be a gracious host.

Avoid asking questions that give spirits leverage over you. “How do you feel about me?” is a question asked primarily by insecure people. Tom thinks this is harsh. Alexandria thinks this is correct. Some of these questions you may feel are somewhat unavoidable in companionship relationships. Let me encourage you to just be careful.

Tom wishes to leave a final note: “Always be careful. Spirits are not always what they seem.”

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“Questioning is a critical comprehension strategy that helps readers construct and extend meaning. It is one of the most powerful strategies students can learn, and one of the easiest for you to teach.”  Jan Richardson, pg. 209, The Next Step in Guided Reading

          Jan Richardson: How to Use Asking Questions to Increase Comprehension

Turning Facts Into Questions
The answer is found in one place in the text. I can go directly to the text and find the answer to this kind of question.

  • Who…
  • What…
  • Where…
  • When…
  • How…

Inferential Questions
The question is not answered directly in the text. I must stop and think about the passage and what I know to help me answer this question.

  • I wonder why…
  • What do you think…
  • How do you think…
  • What would have happened if…
  • Why would…
  • How could…
  • Why do you think….
  • What if…

Complex Questions
The answer is found by searching several places in the text. I must slow down and look in more than one place in the text to answer this kind of question.

  • What were the effects…
  • What factors caused…
  • What were the differences…
  • What was similar about…
  • What were some…
  • What changes…
  • Compare…

Some Things to Keep In Mind When Creating Questions:

  • Were there any turning points in the text?
  • How did the characters change from the beginning to the end of the story?
  • What literary devices can you find?
  • How did the author’s use of rhetoric influence the text?
  • What is the central idea? 
  • What are the themes of the text? 
  • What is the author’s thesis?
  • Is the author/source credible? How do you know?
  • What pov is the story told from? 
What if Yuuri doesn’t win gold?

I feel like that’s a question we must ask ourselves.

And on one hand, I totally get it. I mean, the authors seem to already be planning for a second season (or at least confirmed that it would be possible) and Yuri on Ice wouldn’t be Yuri on Ice without…you know. Yuuri figure skating on ice- you get it.

And through Yuuri placing lower the authors could highlight the message that it’s not the final result that matters, it’s the journey and the relationships you make throughout it that really count. Because even if Yuuri doesn’t get gold, I highly doubt that Victor will leave him, and his not-quite-win could spur him on and motivate to skate in another season and not retire just yet (especially that there’s no good reason why he should retire).

But on the other hand… imagine Yuuri powering through his short program and free skate fueled by his ultimate love for Victor and just being absolutely jaw-dropping. Imagine love literally winning the Final. Imagine Yuuri not even caring about the gold medal in the end, simply adding it to his stack of trophies at home and instead celebrating his relationship with Victor.

And we’ve seen enough of Yuuri to know that he’s skilled enough to achieve really good results. He’s beaten his personal best like twice or thrice in this single season already because he’s constantly evolving. His performances improve following the development of his love and that’s certainly gotten a boost recently. Yuuri is perfectly capable of winning, he’s shown us that much.

I think both Yuuri winning a gold medal and Yuuri not winning could show us relevant, valid messages. I think that in neither of those cases the medal itself will be the most important focus. I think that Yuuri might not retire regardless of the result (perhaps suddenly finding passion and reason for the sport again) and I’m certain that he won’t be letting go of Victor.

So perhaps the question in the end should be: what if the gold medal, the MacGuffin that everyone craves, in the end proves to be less important than everyone originally assumed?


Isaac x reader

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Warnings: sex, some swearing, smut

“This is really bad.” Scott whispered and Isaac glanced over at the others then back at Scott.

“Isn’t um… (Y/N) a virgin and also alone right now?” Isaac pointed out and everyone started panicking.

“Stiles how much longer can you stay out without your Dad catching onto us… helping?” Scott asked and Stiles shrugged.

“Not much longer he has the night off.” Stiles glanced at Lydia who gave a similar answer and Scott reluctantly turned to Isaac.

“Do you think you could watch her, I’d do it but is Stiles is onto something and we leave it more people could get hurt.” Scott asked and Isaac shrugged.

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anonymous asked:

Did you like this chapter? Thoughts?

Yup, I liked it a lot. Thank you for asking this question, because I have many things to say about this chapter. Forgive me in advance for what I feel it will be a long reply. 

First of all, I was surprised (though I shouldn’t have been) at Akira’s coldness towards Kaneki. I get where she’s coming from and I understand how hard it must be to digest this sudden change, and everything that goes with it. Flat out acceptance would have been unrealistic and the result of bad writiing, because Akira couldn’t possibly have gone from a mindset in which she represented Justice, and she had no reason to doubt her moral standing, to one where she must admit to herself that her worldview was limited and bigoted, and that the world isn’t as black and white as the Academy would have liked them to envision. 

Despite that, I wasn’t expecting for her to shut Kaneki out completely (and for killing Arima on top of that, which is a lie for f*** sake Akira c’mon, you can figure that much out!), because however confusing her feelings might be right now, he’s one of the few people she’s closest to in Goat, and that’s true the other way around, too. I feel like Akira needs Kaneki’s perspective on this new situation she’s been forced into by her own rash decision-making, because unlike Seidou or Amon, who are in it because of circumstances, Kaneki is her only ally that’s in it because he fully believes in what he’s doing. Amon is getting there, too, what with his forgiveness of Touka and with his newfound way of channeling his anger and grief towards the unfairness of the world instead of random scapegoats like faceless “Ghouls”. But I don’t know. I feel like Kaneki’s perspective is important, too. And having Akira’s approval is even more symbolic for him, I reckon. 

She’s still a mother figure for him. We all can agree of how positive of a character development this could lead to, if he were to finally have a healthy and supportive mother figure for a change. Eto has always used him for her machinations. He needs someone who can guide him and respect him without asking anything from him, without taking anything from him. Akira can (and will) be that person, imho.

Anyway, I’m positive that she’ll come around eventually. She’s smart, strong-willed and perceptive. There’s no way she won’t pull herself together in order to follow her heart instead of suppressing her feelings and get things taken from her, even if her whole narrative wasn’t centered around the theme of being left alone. She just needs a bit of time to sort out her feelings and find a new reason to fight. and that can happen only after she talks it out with a few characters currently part of Goat. I’m really looking forward to her confrontation with Hinami and Touka in particular, though I’m also curious about her feelings towards Takizawa (if he’s not dead). 

On a side note, I really love how Ishida pointed out the irrationality of Hinami’s feelings towards Akira. Grief doesn’t obey logic, and even though she does realize that Akira has nothing to do with the cold-blooded murder of both her parents, she can’t help but associate her with it, anyway. It’s a curious diversion from the usual theme that states “the children pay for the sins of their parents”, because even if Akira didn’t do anything wrong per se, she’s not innocent, since she did approve of her father’s doing and she would have done the same in his place. She doesn’t see Ryoko’s and her husband’s death as a sin at all, and instead used the quinque derived from Mr. Fueguchi with the obvious pride of someone who thinks they’re fighting for the right side. So I’m curious as to how Ishida intends on smoothing out this particular conflict, and how it will affect both Akira’s and Hinami’s character development. 

Forgive me for my obvious bias, but Ayato too deserves a small mention, here.

This scene gives me SO MANY FEELS for so many reasons ;n;

The way I see it, this scene wasn’t portraying just Hinami’s grief. Just look at Ayato’s expression right before he goes to comfort her. Ayato knows where Hinami’s coming from. He too lost both his parents, and he too knows what it feels like to have his own life saved at the cost of his mother’s, who chose to stay behind in order to buy her children time to escape. Just. He knows how she’s feeling because he’s already felt it all, too. 

I love that their relationship isn’t based on forced companionship. It might have been like that at first, but they grew to be such mature and strong people thanks to the support and trust they gave to each other, thanks to the shared burdens and mutual understanding of each other’s pain. Idk, this scene might have been really brief but it meant a lot to me. 

Moving on: Amon and Touka’s talk. *Deep breaths* What can I say. It beat all possible expectations I might have had. 

I think that in a sense it was exactly Amon’s unyielding sense of justice that brought him where he is now. He says it himself: he doesn’t hold a grudge against Touka specifically anymore, but he would have arrested her anyway, if he was still an investigator. That was the right thing to do; setting a moral example for everyone to see so that no one else will have to undergo the same pain. That’s the kind of justice of a ghoul investigator. But this sense of justice itself was flawed, because it didn’t take into account Touka’s own take on justice, and how it was Mado the bad guy from her perspective. So arresting her can’t be the answer. Not only that, but he’s no longer an investigator, so he can’t appeal to the sense of justice of one. 

He himself has changed, and so his moral grounding has to change, too. So then, it comes to this:

This scene is one of my favourites of the whole chapter because it doesn’t just represent Amon’s character development, but also Touka’s absolution. You see that shocked face Touka pulls? I can assure you that Amon’s forgiveness means a great deal to her. This was Touka after Ryouko’s death:

“It doesn’t matter if a murderer like me dies.”

She doesn’t sugarcoat it for her own sake. She’s aware that what she does, killing people to survive, is wrong. She doesn’t conveniently brush it off as something she needs to do because she’s born that way, unlike other characters. She’s always felt this conflict more than other people. Killing never came easy to her, and deep down, she feels obvious guilt over what she does. So having Amon, a former human and enemy, come to her specifically with the intention of telling her that the real evil is not her nature but the circumstances that make men monsters, is really important for her character. For the first time, someone who has every right to hate her, to want her dead, is offering her acceptance. If Kimi’s comment about Touka’s kagune was meant as a “you’re as valid as I am” moment, I consider this talk with Amon as a “you’re as evil as I am” moment. Both were very important for Touka’s character development, and a necessary step towards her own acceptance of her dark past in order to move forward. 

Then there’s Furuta’s moment of glory. Gosh, he leaves me speechless every time. :’D The way he’s not taking the ceremony seriously is very significant imho. Once again, he proves that his role in the story is that of the comedy to Kaneki’s tragedy

Take this single panel as an example:

Kaneki’s group is facing an internal crisis? Meanwhile, Furuta is at the peak of his power. Kaneki despairs because he’s a horrible leader and his organization is only held together by the lack of other options, meanwhile Furuta laughs in the face of his own success, and all of his scheming give way to the exact outcome he’s envisioned. 

I love how he keeps being the comedic aspect of this whole tragicomedy of a story, how he keeps up the facade of the “six year-old” while feeling dead inside, and I love how he chose to wear a stupid mask the moment he reached his goal, because it only stresses further the artificial nature of his own playfulness. 

Just think about it from a narrative perspective: this is the moment that we, as readers, should feel threatened by him. This is the moment he officially becomes the Enemy, because everyone in the CCG accepts him as the leader. Instead, we laugh at him. We don’t feel threatened at all. We’re asked not to see him as the final villain, but as a joke, as another victim of the system. A guy who in his moment of glory, when everyone’s looking his way, chooses to wear a mask, and chooses to treat his victory as a laughing matter. Idk, the more I think about it the more it makes me want to cry. This guy doesn’t have anything (or anyone) else but his sense of humour, and he clings to it like a lifeline. It’s such a lonely, empty existence… I know I shouldn’t pity him after all he’s done but…

Anyway, anyway. This post is already long as it is so I’m going to stop there. Thanks again for giving me an excuse to vomit all my thoughts/feelings of this chapter! o/ I hope it was an interesting read :’D

I don’t trust Winston. Why did he forsake his Gorilla brethren, there must have been a reason they rebelled against the humans. Why did Winston take the side of the humans, does Winston not consider himself a Gorilla. Is Winston a spy, here to bring our earth Gorillas to his side? How deep does the Gorilla crisis go

Trickery and tripods apparently

My halfling cleric is getting introduced to the group, literally no one has asked any questions except name, race and class. She was told to go to the tavern and look for the loud ones. Someone must have said something on the other side of the table to the GM, because this ensued.

Me (OOC): I push the door open and have a look around.

GM: *responding to other player* Fine then!!! Roll a D6

Ranger (OOC) *rolls a 3* For what?

GM: Take that as damage, the halfling with a strength of 23 just clocked you with the door.

Ranger (OOC): Fine then! I go to kill them.

Barbarian (OOC) I stop the ranger and get him a drink.

Me: Yeah, no need for a dick measuring contest.

Ranger: Sure there is!

GM: Roll D12s for dick size.

(I beat him 9 to 6…also my character’s a female)


The Christmas Invasion - Behind the Scenes [Part 11]

Excerpt from Benjamin Cook’s articles in Doctor Who Magazine #365

[Benjamin Cook asking David Christmas-themed questions]

BC: Which gift from ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ would you most like to receive this year?

DT: If the pipers piping were Billie Pipers, then obviously I’d go for that. But that would be quite creepy. It’s got to be ladies dancing, hasn’t it? I mean, there’s not really much contest. Five golden rings you could flog, if they were really nice. But I don’t think you’d get much for them.

BC: If there were five of them, they’re unlikely to be top-notch quality.

DT: Well thought through. I mean, all the others would just be irritating, frankly. And dirty. Colley birds? French hens? Yes, you could eat them, but then you’d have to murder them yourself. I don’t want to do that at Christmas. That’s far too much effort. I want a shrink-wrapped turkey from Sainsbury’s. No, ladies dancing - much better. They can come and dance in my Christmas parlour.

BC: What’s the worst Christmas record of all time?

DT: Ooh jings. No, there’ve got to be some terrible ones, haven’t there? Well, anything by Cliff Richard. Mistletoe and Wine? It’s got to be Mistletoe and Wine. That is a heinous piece of work, isn’t it? My mum likes it. She likes everything by Cliff Richard. But she is wrong! It’s saccharine, and repulsive, and when all those kids start singing at the end, you just want to murder. It’s horrible.

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‘You’re not gay Robert; you just don’t like rules’

‘We were family once. ‘Til you decided a woman could no longer satisfy you’

‘You certainly never gave any indication you were gay when you were sharing my bed’

‘You’re into men. In which case, going with me won’t count’

‘The question you have to ask yourself is, just how gay are you?’

‘With Robert being bi. I mean sleeping with other men, gotta be a big no no, right? What about sleeping with other women?’

‘Obviously still got quite an eye for the ladies, isn’t that right Robert?’

Why must Rebecca insist on making all of these derogatory comments about Robert’s sexuality??