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geniewithwifi  asked:

Fuck BRE. I'm still fried from Olicity overload. Instead of tidbits all season we've been overdosed with it all IN ONE EP!! #deathtoolicityfandom >>---> I do have a question tho, and it's about that last scene. Felicity said she understood why Oliver lied about William, and I know it has to do with Helix, but how does she understand? Felicity didn't lie to Oliver. She trusted him. he doesn't trust her not with Helix and not with William. So still not comprehending that last scene totally

the olicity was so real, girl, so real and intense and amazing wow

(Before I even attempt to answer this, I have to link to this post and this post by @cogentranting that absolutely nailed my exact thoughts on what happened.)

This is such a layered question only because it’s a layered issue, one that’s been churning and boiling for years now. It’s something that was set in motion way before Olicity even got together, one that is reflected in both Oliver and Felicity as stand-alone characters.

When Felicity said she understood, it wasn’t about the actual decision that Oliver made. What she understood better after last night was Oliver himself.

(src)

She does know now, or at the very least she’s starting to, and it is just that understanding that let her see things oh so differently, that let her look back and see things from how Oliver’s POV. It has finally given her a level of understanding that she never, ever had before. 

(src)

(god his face, look at him, he’s so vulnerable, but he’s also so cleansed)

It isn’t as simple as trust by itself, that was what last night was about. The problem (and the one that got them to the point where Oliver didn’t tell Felicity about William) is that Oliver doesn’t trust himself, and that was the driving force behind so, so, so many of his past actions.

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ffxiv characters as hostile_goose tweets
  • Warrior of Light: im physically incapable of anything but a blank stare
  • Minfilia: getting real tired of occupying a physical form
  • Louisoix: designing larger, more powerful clone of myself to thrust my spirit into
  • Thancred: ILL FUCK EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM IF I HAVE TO
  • Yda: Squat game immaculate
  • Papalymo: we are but stars. wait for me, demising flares
  • Y'shtola: cat born without eyelids gets a second chance. maybe there is hope for me.
  • Alphinaud: I just feel like everyone cherishes me but no one respects me
  • Alisaie: seems like just yesterday i was in kindergarten, now im at college. soon ill be dead :)
  • Tataru: i need $80
  • Krile: the reason you're here is to expand what you know and to see how your ideas work with other ideas. also to fuck the shit out of each other
  • Urianger: You read books? I fuck books
  • Moenbryda: why
  • G'raha Tia: took a nap now I don’t know where I am
  • Yugiri: i dream of.. one day… being mammalian
  • Gosetsu: where are my sandals
  • Cid Garlond: bleep bloop motherfuckers let's get this future thing going
  • Nero tol Scaeva: dont like ambient music. prefer listening to machinery churning, grinding, releasing plumes of toxic gas. love the sound of progress
  • Gaius van Baelsar: there’s nothing wrong with hate. if you dont hate then you dont truly love something. without hate there is no love
  • Nael van Darnus: WE DONT KNOW SHIT ABOUT THE MOON
  • Varis zos Galvus: i am goose, king of kings look on my works ye mighty and go fuck yourself
  • Aymeric: 75,000 followers, 0 father
  • Haurchefant: Good morning gentle stallions. Do good things on this great day.
  • Estinien: yeah i got kik. kik you in the head ugly ass motherfucker
  • Ysayle: always consider the possibility and high probability that your entire perception can be misguided and false
  • Edmont: ive done something horrible.. she’s pregnant
  • Kan-E-Senna: Life is kinda like a salad but a lot less healthy; a leafy chewing experience that you die from
  • Merlwyb: FIGHT YA OWN BATTLES
  • Nanamo Ul Namo: not tall enough to reach the webcam for skype
  • Raubahn: i used to have arms
  • Lolorito: I eat money but only because it makes me look cool and fresh in front of the teenagers smoking weed at my park.
  • Ilberd: imagine being obsessed with a country. itd probably be something like being a failure in the eyes of your mediocre parents
  • Lahabrea: everything decaying. i got that apocalyptic swag
  • Elidibus: Cum on the void

I’ve been working! I mean, screaming! I mean- WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE.

Anxiety from doing A Dumb Thing today kept me from sleeping despite not getting any sleep the previous night, so I’m doing this. May as well make the nerves be productive if they’re going to ruin things as usual. Doesn’t help that I’m about to begin day 5 out of a 7 day stretch at mind-numbing day job. People are burning up my brain with nonstop chatter: I just want to be left alone to work on this so I can finally get on with things.

Only on the second eagle illustration. And as usual, I have not yet started on the ever important bird portion of it. So. Slow.

Anyway:

Have a theory I pulled out of my ass that is unlikely to happen, lol:

When Clarke becomes a Nightblood, Abby actually takes two vials of marrow from Luna:

 Clarke only uses one:

We also know that the Vesta only holds 2 people and that there are 8 individuals-Monty, Harper, Murphy, Emori, Echo, Raven, Bellamy and Clarke-who need to get into space. Now, I could reasonably see them stuffing ¾ people in the Vesta, but 6 more than it was built to hold? No way. 

So there must be a larger vessel (or Raven’s brilliant mind finds a way to create a larger vessel). 

We’ve also heard that Nightblood can only be made in a Zero G environment AND remember Murphy’s plan about crashing into the water? They just….left that little plot device hanging, didn’t they?

I’m wondering if…one of 4 things happens (all depend on the shot of Bellamy in the launching rocket being a fake out and the initial launch attempt failing):

1. Clarke returns to Becca’s lab just in time to miss the rocket launch. She thinks she’s alone, but then we see Bellamy come in from off screen with the Nightblood injection Abby left behind. They stay behind together. 

2. Clarke misses the rocket launch because the initial launch failed and she needed to go….do something to help fix it? Bellamy doesn’t get off. She is actually alone on the island and we are very sad (I think this is the most likely). 

3. The rocket launch is successful, they use the one remaining vial of Nightblood to create enough for everyone on Science Island who is NOT a Nightblood and then crash land in the ocean after the initial wave has passed. We still get the time jump, but the shot of Clarke alone in the promo is misleading. She’s not waiting for the Space Crew, she’s waiting for the people from Polis to come meet her! (my preferred option)

and last but not least:

4. Bellamy gets off the rocket when he realizes Clarke isn’t going to make it (again the initial launch is a fail and the promo shot is a fakeout), he injects himself with the Nightblood and he can Clarke take the Vesta IV up just long enough to miss the death wave before they come back down to Earth. 

I also wonder if the time jump isn’t going to be as long as we thought it would be? A girl can hope. 

anonymous asked:

Hi! As an avid fic reader, there is something that has always bothered me about a lot of fan-fiction I have read in the Stucky fandom or the marvel fandom in general. There is almost always a level of casual sexism against the female characters, for example, in many fics the female characters are referred to as "girls" despite being grown fucking women also is it necessary to talk about how beautiful Natasha or Peggy are in every single fic? Aren't we reducing them to their beauty?

This is actually an incredibly complicated issue. Yes, there definitely is a fair amount of casual sexism in stucky fanfic and in fanfic in general. But on the other hand, compared to general fiction and the world at large, there is significantly less sexism. I’d also point out that the majority of transformative fandom is female identifying, queer, or both, this makes fanfics relationship with sexism a lot more complicated. Internalized misogyny is incredibly hard to sort out and be aware of, because it’s your own internal monologue and in the case of many fanfic authors, your own internal monologue as a woman and (in most cases) a feminist. 

The specific examples you pulled are tricky ones, cause on one hand, yeah theres certainly an element of sexism in there, but on the other hand there also isn’t necessarily a bad wicked thing. In most stucky fics, the narration is third person pov through either steve or bucky, and in the case of two men born in the 1910′s calling grown women girls would absolutely be a part of their vernacular. It’s absolutely sexist, but I’d argue that it’s a strongly internalized attitude and language pattern both of them would absolutely have problems recognizing and or getting rid of. So even if it’s not a carefully thought out choice from the author, it serves as interesting characterization. Also since the majority of fic authors are women, the relationship with using girls isn’t as simple, for one thing it is a part of common english to use women and girls interchangeably and it’s not something that’s closely examined by all women all the time. Also, I think theres as aspect of it’s usage that is reclaiming it in a way. I mean girls isn’t a slur by any means but it’s not free of negative meaning, and by referring to wonderful characters as girls it in some ways seeks to remove those negative connotations- by presenting to the reader a group of people who the reader admires and saying some of them are girls and thats great, it does something meaningful for a woman reading. Using the word girl/s isn’t always something bad, especially when women are using it.

As for calling them beautiful all the time, I’d argue that 9/10 times theres absolutely nothing inherently sexist about mentioning their beauty. I mean it is objectively true, mcu’s female characters are beautiful. Now the reason behind all of them being gorgeous is pretty sinister, hollywood has an insanely toxic and sexist beauty standard and the fact that female characters in movies have to be beautiful in the same way is a whole other barrel of fish and we’re talking about fanfic, we’re dealing with characters who have a appearance and personality not 100% set by the author of a fic. Honestly, I’ve read thousands of Stucky fics and I think I’ve read a handful where women were actively reduced to their beauty. I mean when was the last time you read a novel by a cishet man? It’s absolutely horrifying, the way they treat women is disgusting, and fic is so much better. 

Most of the time in fic, beauty is just one aspect of their character, for example Peggy’s strength and steely determination usually follow any mention of her beauty and Natasha’s dry humour and keen intelligence usually follow any mention of hers. On the other hand yeah, you get a lot of Bucky dancing with a beautiful nameless woman who only appears as an object of desire and jealousy and yeah, thats a problem. But I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all to mention a woman’s beauty provided shes being not shown as important only because she’s beautiful. 

I’d also argue that the vast majority of sexism in fanfic isn’t calling female characters girls or referring to their beauty, its demonizing or ignoring female characters who are “in the way” of a m/m ship. I see this happen a LOT with Sharon in particular, but also Peggy and Natasha. You don’t see the female character who is canonically with one half of a m/m ship is a controlling, violently jealous, homophobic monster plotline often anymore, but it does still come up. More common is the female character who is canonically with one half of a m/m ship is a endlessly pure, patient, supportive and unconditionally understanding prop who exists only to step graciously out of the way of the m/m pairing. I see that all the damn time and it bothers me. 

Female characters tend to not be as developed in canon and because of that often also remain underdeveloped in fanfic and also tend in both canon and fic to be there only to support the male characters not existing outside that context. That or the fact that f/f ships are incredibly neglected. I mean theres like one f/f fic for every like seven m/m fics. Part of that is the fact that there are so many less women than men in fiction. Part of that is on us for just not writing wlw and favouring mlm or m/f ships. I have really complicated feelings about this as a queer woman, I mean I‘m running a ship blog about two men. I could be putting my time into natsharon, cartinelli or claire temple/misty knight, but I’m here instead. I worked through lots of internalized homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and aphobia while reading m/m fics, not f/f and I spend so much more time and energy on m/m ships. I mean here I am, a wlw and here I am investing almost all my leisure time on men. I mean I love it in this fandom and it’s absolutely my choice to be here but part of me wonders what it would be like if I had gone through that process with a f/f ship instead and what it would be like to invest this time on women. I wonder what it would be like to be in mcu fandom if our source material treated it’s female characters better and had more of them.

You also see barely any not white, disabled, unattractive or poor women in fic, but once again part of that is a distinct lack of diversity within the source material. But you know what, I do not see many fics with Helen Cho or Claire Temple in them at all, let alone as developed characters.

Anyways sexism in fandom is a lot more complicated than it initially appears. Nothing is ideologically pure, even fanfic, but due to the nature of fanfic being written by people who you can easily contact in the sometimes caustic forum of tumblr I think it’s incredibly important to be gentle with authors who violate what you individually see as correct. Much of tumblr’s atmosphere of callout culture has a very black and white view of what justice is and what is correct, when in reality theres a lot of layers to this, it’s not a simple black and white dichotomy. People are at different places in their journeys, theres a lot of reasons why authors write things the way they do that you might not be aware of, broad sweeping statements saying x is always bad are a real dicey area to step into (and yes, I see the irony in saying that)

So while fandom certainly needs to take a closer look at our own internalized misogyny (and racism and ableism and audism and so on), I think theres much more to be gained from larger conversations, self reflection and making an active effort to be kinder to women than there is from things like carefully abstaining from words like girls.

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Sarada + chakra (and other)

since I’ve seen a lot of fools claiming Sarada would be better off as an Uzumaki, because it would give her large armounts of chakra, let’s look at her current stats.

チヤクラ (Chakra): 150
In comparison, here’s Boruto (bc we don’t know Mitsuki’s chakra level):
チヤクラ (Chakra): 140

So according to this, Sarada does already have a larger amount of Chakra than Boruto, who is part Uzumaki (A/N: actually more like quarter. Although I do wonder why it’s below Sarada’s when according to some, Hinata has large chakra reserves + hamura chakra hmm). The reason I assume this means ‘chakra reserves’ and not ‘chakra control’ is because it’s in exact numbers and because Mitsuki’s level is hidden. There’s no need to hide his skill in chakra control. It might cover both in addition to chakra potency, but I’m pretty sure it definitely covers reserves.
If she learns creation rebirth from her mother, her chakra will increase 100x.

Let’s look at her skills.
射撃 (Markmanship): **** (4)
幻術 (Genjutsu): ****(4)
忍術知識 (Knowledge of Ninjutsu): ****(4)


Just a fun (cool) fact: According to that profile, Sarada can use a ninjutsu called “ 雷閃: Lightning Flash ”. Iirc, it’s been shown in the game, but who knows if it’s going to be the same in the manga.
Sasuke used a very similar (of not the same) jutsu against Itachi in their final battle.
I don’t know about you, but anything about Sasuke teaching Sarada a jutsu with lightning release gets me all excited

abidos replied to your post

“*peers at the new kylux art* nice to know you are continuing the trend…”

This is a joke, right? everyone can draw what they want, of course, but your not actually claiming to respect real measurements, right? Please, my fait in humanity is low enough as it is.

i have no idea why people in this fandom can’t seem to grasp stylization as an aspect of character design. i don’t draw realism. i have never claimed to. i draw cartoons. i study character design. i take shapes i see in subject matters and i emphasize them to fit the characters i’m trying to present. if i didn’t, every single character i drew would have the same boring silhouette and no personality.

and like it or not, my dude, adam is big. he is 6′3″ of former marine who used to eat entire chickens for lunch. he calls himself a sasquatch. he could probably crush my head between his pecs. i think his hands are bigger than domhnall’s head. and that’s not a bad thing. i like this aspect about him, so i use it when i draw. 

i like the idea of ben organa-solo being a large imposing form that is actually a giant sweetheart underneath it. or the idea of kylo not only being frightening for his force abilities or lightsaber training, but also for the HUGE TERRIFYING MASS covered in black robes and faceless masks he cuts out.

and on the other end of the spectrum, yes domhnall is roughly the same height, but he is far, far from the same build as the good mister driver up there. he’s skinny. he’s a skinny waif of an irishman with slim shoulders that needed to be padded in his hux uniform to cut him a larger silhouette. and that’s fine! not every human is built the same way!! he pulls it off well and honestly it’s a look i usually prefer. and in turn, i feel this is an important thing to consider when thinking of hux.

hux more likely than not raised in ranks through nepotism as well as his engineering skills and ideas. this is a man who has literally never seen battle. he has no reason to be built like kylo is. he’s in shape, sure, but no amount of working out is going to change having a naturally thin frame. and i feel like hux as a character might resent that, so he works to make himself look bigger the way that animals do when they’re trying to look imposing. that greatcoat he wears draped over his shoulders? the padded shoulders in his uniform? that’s the hux equivalent of an animal fluffing up its fur. on the armie side, i feel like he’s more comfortable with his form because in my AUs he’s not leading a military operation. if anything, i draw him with the idea that basically everything is beneath him. he’s a snobby rich bitch, he has people to do that for him. 

my fave look for him and kylo/ben is pampered emperor and devoted guard dog. so this is what i draw.

pls consider:

now, let’s look at some examples of stylization in cartoons.

and so on. see how you can get a feel for each character based on the different silhouettes? 

good? good.

follow-glossberry  asked:

do you have a document or list or something of common anti-zoo claims/arguments and how to "refute" them i guess? im noticing an increase of people with the "all zoos are abusive dirty hellholes" mindset lately and it makes me upset...

I haven’t written one, although I probably should. My problem with that sort of document is that it needs to be a reasonable length to get engagement - if it’s too long people tune out - and most of the things that people hate about zoos require a pretty broad set of starting knowledge to be able to discuss efficiently. If people don’t have a baseline understanding of animal husbandry and welfare science and the practical reality of how animal management works, you really can’t cover anything quickly in a convincing way. That’s why I’ve been working on the larger ‘how to understand zoos’ set of articles - which are a wonderful, time-consuming project that I just honestly can’t devote enough time to at the moment because I have to prioritize my paying job. (This is why I try to emphasize how crucial Patreon support is to resource creation - I have to be able to pay rent somehow, and the more support that comes in from readers the more hours I can spend a week on writing. If you want it to exist, please, support the creation.)

framing all social issues you’re discussing in the context of fandom is so weird and surreal. i just saw an all caps post by a well meaning white person with a video game ship blog that said “characters of colour don’t just exist for the consumption and enjoyment of white characters” and like. i guess. that’s true. but you can just replace “characters” with “people” there because, that’s just a larger societal issue and you can and should talk about that. one of the main reasons i think fandom political discussions are in any way valuable is that they can illuminate larger trends and problems through the lens of things people interact with on a day to day basis and understand, but to do that you need to….. actually expand the subject and just talk about the issues at play there in any real way

linski25  asked:

Hi Dark! How did you and Anti meet? Sorry if it's been asked before. I'm just genuinely curious.

Dark glanced up from his work, reading glasses hovering at the end of his nose in order to focus on the scribblings of his pen. In one swoop, his arm lifted to grasp the frames and set them down onto the table.

“Anti came to me many years ago as a newly developed figment, uncomfortable in his own skin, not very confident in his abilities and looking for a mentor in order to grow his status and recognition in the figment community.He came to my desk one particular evening and asked for aid in filing for a document as he had seen me do before. I helped him with some of the larger issues he faced, and began to help him with things beyond material needs. I took him on as my pupil, for whatever reason, and developed a kinship through teachings and an understanding of his abilities and the importance of his host’s mental health. Things went… sour after I was altered, but I am pleased that he has sprouted on his own without me, at least.”

The Dream Bear

Originally posted by petcornerblog

This is a spell designed to give you more dreams and more meaningful dreams! It’s one of the more complicated crafts I’ve done lately, but it has been so worth it. I’ve done this a few times and have fine-tuned the recipe, so hopefully it works well for you! (And as always, substitutions can be made if need be. One of the reasons there’s so much stuff in it is because I just attract herbs that are good for this type of spell, apparently.)

What You Need:

  • Representations of the four elements (or another way of consecrating things. I use the elements but you do you.)
  • A stuffed animal that you’re comfortable sleeping with, even better if it has a hole already forming somewhere
  • Needle and blue thread
  • A small drawstring bag. Blue is optimal
  • A blue candle (if you want a larger emphasis on prophetic dreams, replace with or add a purple candle!)
  • A small piece of amethyst or amethyst chips (Amethyst particularly resonates with me and is also good for divination. It also is a general power enhancer.) 
  • A small piece of red jasper (For vivid dream recall.)
  • Rosemary (for dream recall)
  • Chamomile (sleep aid, prophetic dreams)
  • Hops (to enhance sleep magic)
  • Mugwort (for prophetic dreams)
  • Bay leaf (for prophetic dreams)
  • Lavender (sleep aid, dreams)
  • Coltsfoot (nightmare ward, dreams)
  • A sigil of your intent
  • Scissors

Best performed during a full moon on a Monday.

What You Do:

  1. Design your sigil beforehand to save time, if you wish.
  2. Perform your ritual spell starters, be that casting a circle, grounding/centering, calling upon deities, whatever. I like to ring a bell to mark the beginning and end of a ritual and focus my mind onto the sound If you’re working with the elements, this is the time to call upon them.
  3. Light the blue candle.
  4. Bless/ consecrate your stuffed animal, priming it for instruction. Let it rest as you continue onto the next step.
  5. Fill the pouch with each of the ingredients, stating what each one is for and what it will be adding to the mix. “This is rosemary. It will aid me in remembering my dreams.”
  6. Draw the sigil onto the bay leaf as you add it, or draw the sigil on a piece of paper, fold it, and add it to the bag.
  7. Pull the bag shut, give it a little shakey-shake. Say a little prayer, poem, or chant if you desire.
  8. Take your stuffed animal, and open up a hole in its back. Move the stuffing around and put the bag inside. I like to place it where its “center” would be if it was a living thing. If your animal already has a hole elsewhere and you would prefer to use that, I feel that should be fine. I think keeping it close to the “heart” is nice though.
  9. Sew the hole shut with the blue thread.
  10. Consecrate the stuffed animal one last time, explaining its purpose to bring you prophetic dreams (or whatever variation!) and that magic will flow through the entire animal. It is now ready.
  11. Close down the ritual and clean up as usual.
  12. Sleep holding the animal (the closer to your torso the better, I’ve found) to encourage more dreams and more prophetic dreams!

anonymous asked:

Hi Andrew! I want to first say that it's awesome how you are working on being healthy and happy with your body! Fitness is such a personal journey and I'm glad you're on it. I started following you because I really loved how you are so unique in the sense that you never subscribed to traditional structures of masculinity or femininity - you're just you. And as a nonbinary person myself, I've always admired that you reject toxic masc culture. I would like to ask you: (continued in second ask)

“I would like to ask you: now that you have been comfortably immersed in your own fitness routine, how do you continue to reject toxic masculinity stereotypes that focus more around fitness aesthetic and “bulking up for gainz bro?” The male-presenting fitness industry is so dominated by it and I see so many queer people gravitate toward that toxic culture of “u gotta get big muscles bruh” instead of focusing on the real objective - feeling healthy and happy. Curious to know how you combat that!“

Hey there!! First I would like to say I appreciate this thorough and thoughtful ask to the extreme. What a wonderful thing to be able to discuss with another like minded person.

You’re absolutely correct that the fitness industry is dominated by toxic masc culture. To be honest, that held me off in many different ways from working out in a gym and establishing a routine. So much of the media, advertisements, or popular persons within the fitness industry are centered around competitiveness, body shaming, and unhealthy trends designed to make people self conscious for not sharing the same mind set or for not being at the same place physically.

That coupled with being trans and already feeling less than because of my body gave me an awful mindset and unrealistic expectations for myself–making what little exercise I could do very uncomfortable and unfulfilling.

When it comes to avoiding falling into toxic masc fitness culture, I think the real work is internal. Often when I see people in the gym who are rude, showy, or judgmental, they usually are that way because they are projecting. In order to feel like they have value they create a false persona that they believe has value and that usually means building up their image, judging others based on not having similar attributes, and generally being very cringey to be around. People can definitely just be that way, but I think a lot of it is derived from self hate, insecurity, and fear of not having worth.

What I feel is different in my mindset from others mindsets is that my goals, my body, the way I exercise does not define my worth nor does it lead to my ultimate fulfillment. When I work out I think about how much I enjoy the movement, enjoy learning, want to feel good, and want to eventually aid others in the same pursuit. Anything I could be tomorrow or a month from now or years from now I already am in a sense. What I ultimately value for my life is hard work, passion, commitment, and a way to help others with all I do. So if I can come to the gym, accomplish my small goals that lead to my larger goals, I don’t need much else. I don’t need to make fun of others, compare myself to them, or worry that I’m not living up to the things that they need for fulfillment.

Fitness can absolutely be a lifestyle for some people but for many people it is simply an outlet or a tool for feeling healthy and healing their body.

People go to the gym for so many reasons–real life people with their own unique livelihoods and experiences and desires and goals and passions. And I think that needs to be respected.

Exercise and fitness aren’t about doing what others are doing. But finding what works for you, what is safe for you, and what helps you towards the goals you have while taking into account other aspects of your life.

I’ve worked at my gym for a few months now and there are so many people who are just doing their little thing and not looking to do a bodybuilding show or to build a fan base or to do anything professionally or commercially within the industry. We have 81 year-old Betty who argues with her trainer about him not putting her on machines and Andrea who has MS and does her best everyday to stay active even when she’s really hurting and Michael who comes with his wife and sneaks a preworkout sample whenever she goes to do cardio and Josh who is the nicest dude ever who’s training for his first show in June and just so many real life people, you know?

Everyone is just doing their best and doing what makes them happy and I think that’s the real goal. Life is way too short to be worried about living anyone else’s way or conforming to an idea that makes you miserable. We aren’t here to be cookie cutter shapes of What Others Think We Should Look Like. We are here to live our weird and fun and lovely lives on our own terms.

Anyways! I hope that answers your question. And I appreciate the time you took to ask it so much.

(Ps. Everything I said also applies to people who don’t work out, people of all body shapes, people of varying health.)

anonymous asked:

I agree with you 100% on your comment on Liza's response to those freaking out about Hook being left out. Unfortunately the people I've seen actually complaining are saying that the proof is on the screen for them too. Barely any Hook and he's only to serve the purpose of other characters, and A&E don't care about him. Sure, I want to see him way more and he's definitely been underused lately. But damn?? A couple bad episodes and it's the end of the world and the writers hate Hook??

Here’s my thing–I love literary and structural analysis like Linus loves his blankie. It fascinates me. It enhances my enjoyment of a show. But that kind of analysis demands–to some extent–an objective eye.

It’s a very, very different monster than speculation.

I can’t even begin to count the number of asks I get from people who say–here’s my theory and here’s a list of things I think point to it being true. And I can tell just by reading that the theory came first and then they went cherry picking for information to back it up.

That’s not how analysis works. You always need to analyze forward–never backward. But listen–I’m not here to be anyone’s dream killer or to rain on anyone’s parade. Speculation is fun and people should turn their imagination loose and see where it takes them.

But they also need to not lose sight of the fact that it’s just speculation. The story may very well go in a totally different direction.You can’t get so attached to your spec that if things don’t happen the way you theorized you consider them “wrong”.

And when I’m reading about specific lines or singular pieces of blocking being used to bolster a theory of where the story is headed–I’m sorry but no. That’s not how it works.You can’t cherry pick.

The piece has to be viewed as a whole.

So many times people jump to conclusions based on wildly broad parallels such as trying to equate Snow and Charming’s path to love with Hook and Emma’s.Since thus and such happened with characters A&B then it’ll be repeated with C&D. That’s a parallel. Well yes and no.

All fairy tale love stories are going to have certain points in common. That doesn’t make them parallel and it is certainly not an indicator of what’s to come.

You need to step back and look at larger thematic parallels to get an idea of where things are going.

Look people can have their opinions on what direction the show is headed in and they can be displeased and expound on the reasons why and that’s fine. You do you. But what makes me grind my teeth is their insistence that “it’s all right there on the screen.”

No, it isn’t. From a strictly structural viewpoint it isn’t.

I understand frustration with a storyline. I feel it all the time myself. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still look at what’s onscreen and see what path the writers and creatives are on. Just because I might not like the way a certain storyline is progressing doesn’t mean the characters are acting OOC and the writers have suddenly lost their talent or gotten their hate on.

What I see being bandied about regarding the marginalization of Hook is just not supportable by the evidence on the screen. 

OUAT is an ensemble drama. The nature of ensemble drama is that most of the characters are going to alternate between front and back burner storylines. Everyone does their turn as the exposition fairy. Everyone gets a turn to serve as counterpoint. It’s the nature of drama.

I’d happily tune in every week and watch the Captain Swan show for an hour but that’s not what this show is about.

But if you can’t look at Captain Swan and see that it is the equivalent of shipper Nirvana and that very few other ships have it as good–or have ever had it as good–man I don’t know. And if you don’t believe the genuine affection A&E have for the characters of Hook and Emma is visible onscreen–I just don’t get it.

That’s just my opinion though. As we used to say back in day–your mileage may vary.

From Father to Son Pt. 1

Being a father is difficult. I have only ever wanted the best for my son, Tyler. The problem is, he just won’t listen to me. He defies me every chance he gets. Just like every other 17 year old, he just thinks he knows everything. In fact, we had just had an argument over another one of his foolish decisions and he stormed off to his bedroom. I just don’t know what to do with him anymore. I guess, worst case scenario, he turns 18 in two months…then he won’t be my problem anymore. I was so frustrated, I am just wanted to take a shower and go to bed.

It happened when I was in the shower. I was letting the warm water run down my chest when my vision began to blur. I braced myself against the wall, when I began feeling nauseous. I blinked a few times and then, all of the sudden, I was laying on the floor. Nausea gone. Vision fine. But something was wrong. I was laying on carpet….last I checked, theres no carpet in my shower. When I sat up and looked around, I noticed I was in Tyler’s room. How did I even get here? I could hear the shower still running two rooms over. I was about to head back to my bedroom, but then I caught a glimpse of what I was wearing.

A Nike shirt and jeans? I was wearing exactly what Tyler was wearing, when we were arguing. Why would I be wearing his clothes? They shouldn’t even fit my larger body. I needed to find Tyler. I walked out of the bedroom, then I saw it. I saw my reflection in the hallway mirror. Except, it wasn’t my reflection….it was Tyler’s! I ran back into Tyler’s room and slammed the door shut. Breathing heavily, I started to catch on. I looked down. The reason Tyler’s clothes fit me, is because I was no longer in my larger body. I was in Tyler’s slim athletic body. Holy Shit. How did this even happen?? I had switched bodies with my son. I cautiously put my (his?) hands on the chest I now possessed. It was’t quite as large, but much more firm. And these arms, also firm. I didn’t realize Tyler was in such good shape. I went into his bathroom and looked in the mirror. Damn, I raised a pretty good looking son. I smiled and rubbed my face. Without even thinking, I took of the shirt Tyler was wearing when we swapped. I gotta say, his body is pretty nice. Everything from his shoulders to the v-lines on his hips.

I cupped my pec with my hand, then slid my hand down to my new belly button. So smooth. I always envied guys with smooth chests. Mine was so harry. I went lower and unbuttoned the jeans. Then I stopped. What was I doing?? This is my son! I can’t just strip him. Aren’t there laws against that kind of thing? Then the guilt quickly passed…..technically I am stripping myself….I mean I am currently in control. This is probably some sick dream anyway. I dropped the jeans to the floor. I was wearing a pair of black under armour underwear. I slid my finger across the waistline. Still feeling the guilt I didn’t look right away. But I could see the bulge. A very healthy bulge. I cupped it with my hand. I could feel it getting hard, the moment I touched it. I gave off a brief moan. I forgot what is was like being this young and hormonal. And hearing Tyler’s voice made it more erotic.

I slid my hand in, passing his neatly trimmed pubes, and grabbed ahold of my borrowed dick. It felt amazing. I dropped the underwear, so I could get a better look. How in the hell is his dick bigger than mine?! Not much bigger. But bigger none the less. I slid my finger along the shaft, letting out another moan. I began stroking it. I kept sliding my hand along my new equipment. Going faster and faster, until I blew my load in the bathroom sink. I haven came like that in years! I saw down on the edge of the bath tub. Sweating and panting. Thats when I saw my body in the door way.

“Just moving right in, aren’t you?” I heard my voice say.

“Tyler?!” I shouted. I didn’t even know what to say.

“For future reference, theres lube in the drawer to your left” He said with a smile.

“Tyler, I am so sorry. I don’t know what happened. I just woke up like this, I shouldn’t have touched your-”

“Don’t even worry about it dad. I have jercked off twice already.”

“What?!” I shouted. Then remembered that he caught me with his dick in my hands. “I guess you would have woken up in the shower….How was it?” I asked, while pulling the underwear back on.

“Better than I expected actually. You have a pretty nice tool.” Tyler cupped my former crotch.

“Thanks, your’s is pretty nice too. Wait! Why would you be expecting to jerk off in my body??”

“Because I was the one that switched us. I figured you would have guessed that by now. You seem so hell bent on controlling my life, so I am letting you control it. While I get to be the adult.”

“So you are giving me your body?” I asked.

“Yep, for now at least. So do what you want. Jerk off again, go screw some girls….or guys. Whatever. I am going to go do the same.” With that, he walked out of the room. I was stunned. Why would he give me his youthful body? Then, I stopped caring about the why. I get to do whatever I want! But first I thought, I reached into the drawer next to me and grabbed the lube. I smiled, and pulled my new dick back out.

anonymous asked:

What do you think the long term effects will be for left wingers after these riots stop? I can't imagine them having much credibility after.

It’s honestly hard to say right now. For all the rhetoric spouted by Trump, and for all the legit criticisms that can be made as to why he’s an unfit leader, the echo chamber on the left is staggering.

I think the reason they’re falling back on the “Trump’s voters are racist” mindset is because they cannot believe that their candidate lost to *this* guy, so clearly there’s some larger conspiracy at work. It’s basically the Obama birther movement, although slightly less silly.

And yes, I acknowledge there were racist, xenophobic assholes that voted for Trump, just as there were probably equally dangerous individuals who voted for Hillary Clinton. I mean, just look at the people on Twitter saying Trump and Pence need to be assassinated (which is *not* an okay thing to say, no matter who’s in office).

My sincere hope is that the left will realize that this tactic of groupthink and calling anyone who disagrees with them a racist, sexist, etc. doesn’t work anymore, and that they will try to engage in discourse and discussion with those on the right to find some common ground. And I also hope that the right (especially folks like Trump and Pence) will be willing to listen.

But, nah, they’ll all just probably go to Canada or Europe instead. I mean why try and fight to keep your country from going down the road to oblivion when its so much easier to run and hide, right?

100 (+100) Follower Celebration

It’s official! I have crossed the 200 mark and while I know there are people out there with thousands of followers, I never expected people to take much interest in my writing or my love of Dick so I’m blown away that another 100 of you have shown up in just the last few weeks.  

As I mentioned, I’d like to do something for all of you.  It’s your likes, comments, reblogs, and interactions that make being here enjoyable and that encourage me to keep writing.  

Below is a list of characters I will write, 50 quote prompts and 50 kink prompts.  

Please send me an ask with a character, a quote, and/or a kink.   

You may make more than one request.  However, to give others a chance to make theirs, I will only be accepting the first one you submit.  All subsequent ones will be held until the end of the request period and accepted if I have not hit my limit.  

I debated whether or not to include any actors and decided at this time, I’m just not comfortable writing about real people.  I may make a side blog down the road, but for now, this one is staying RPF free.  

GUIDELINES

  1. You do not need to be following me to make a request, but followers’ will be accepted first.  
  2. All stories are reader inserts and are female by default.  If you would like gender neutral or male, let me know.
  3. Can’t choose between two characters? Why not both! (Threesomes will be accepted and are encouraged!)
  4. The kink list is optional.  Similarly, you can also just request a kink with a character.
  5. More than one request can be made for the same kink / quote but if I get multiples I may start crossing them off the list.  
  6. Fics are at the mercy of my muse.  Angst, fluff, crack, smut, it’s whatever she’s feeling.  If you would prefer not to have any smut, please let me know.
  7. Requests will be open for one week starting today (May 5) and closing May 13 at 7am (EST).  If I get a larger response than anticipated, I may need to close it sooner.  
  8. Fics / drabbles will be posted after requests are closed.  
  9. Please be patient.  I have only one fic commitment in addition to this challenge this month but several real life ones that can be unpredictable.  All requests will be fulfilled and I will get them out as quickly as possible.

CHARACTERS

Gabriel
Balthazar
Benny
Chuck
Crowley
Cain
Sam
John Winchester
Arthur Ketch
Mick Davies

QUOTES

  1. “Come over here and make me.”
  2. “Have you lost your damn mind!?”
  3. “Wait a minute.  Are you jealous?”
  4. “Is there a reason you’re naked in my bed?”
  5. “I almost lost you.”
  6. “Wanna bet?”
  7. “Don’t you ever do that again!”
  8. “It could be worse.”
  9. “I think we need to talk.”
  10. “We’re in the middle of a thunderstorm and you want to stop and feel the rain?”
  11. “I’ve seen the way you look at me when you think I don’t notice.”
  12. “Just once.”
  13. “You’re the only one I trust to do this.”
  14. “The paint’s supposed to go where?”
  15. “I can’t believe you talked me into this.”
  16. “I thought you were dead.”
  17. “It’s not what it looks like…”
  18. “You lied to me.”
  19. “I think I’m in love with you and I’m terrified.”
  20. “If you keep looking at me like that we won’t make it to a bed.”
  21. “You heard me.  Take.  It.  Off.”
  22. “I wish I could hate you.”
  23. “I swear it was an accident.”
  24. “YOU DID WHAT?!”
  25. “If you die, I’m going to kill you.”
  26. “Tell me a secret.”
  27. “No one needs to know.”
  28. “Well, this is awkward…”
  29. “I suppose you heard most of that?”
  30. “You know it’s not wise sneaking up on a man when he’s handling his weapon.”
  31. “Please, nobody died last time.”
  32. “Is there any way I’m going to get out of this with honor and dignity?”
  33. “Sorry.  Didn’t mean to enjoy the moment.”
  34. “Could you not do that while we’re… ever?”
  35. “Everybody dies alone.”
  36. “This must be what going mad feels like.”
  37. “Stop running that pretty mouth at me.”
  38. “Just once, I’d like things to go according to plan.”
  39. “Everybody plays each other.  That’s all anybody ever does.”
  40. “Oh, I’m going to the special hell.”
  41. “Well my days of not taking you seriously are coming to a middle.”
  42. “Well, you were right about this being a bad idea.”
  43. “I believe the exact phrase I used was ‘don’t’.”
  44. “Are you always this sentimental?”
  45. “It’s just a bad day.”
  46. “Remember that sex we were planning to have, ever again?”
  47. “I think we’re being followed.”
  48. “You are very much lacking in imagination.”
  49. “Right.  Because teenage pranks are fun when you’re about to die.”
  50. “This might come as a shock, but I’m actually not very good at talking to girls.”

*Completely made up and in no way relevant bonus points for anyone that recognizes where 30-50 are from. 

KINKS

  1. Against the wall
  2. Blindfolds
  3. Break up/make up sex
  4. By the fire
  5. Calming the others anger (with sex)
  6. Casual sex
  7. Chair sex
  8. Comfort sex
  9. Desperate sex
  10. Dom/Sub
  11. Double penetration
  12. Fight sex/Grudge fucking
  13. Food play
  14. Fully clothed
  15. Gags
  16. Getting caught (masturbating)
  17. Getting caught (sex)
  18. Grace!kink
  19. Hair pulling
  20. I love you
  21. In the bath/shower
  22. Loud sex/knowing someone can hear
  23. Middle of the night sex
  24. Mirror
  25. Morning sex
  26. No foreplay
  27. No speaking
  28. Oral sex
  29. Outdoors
  30. Pushing boundaries
  31. Discovering boundaries
  32. Quickies
  33. Really rough sex (feral/primal)
  34. Restrained sex
  35. Road head
  36. Skinny dipping
  37. Spanking
  38. Spontaneous sex
  39. Surprise sex
  40. Tattoos
  41. Teasing
  42. Trying something new
  43. While one of them is on the phone
  44. Wing!Kink
  45. Creative punishments
  46. Inappropriate location
  47. Praise!kink
  48. Almost getting caught
  49. Flirting
  50. In/by a swimming pool

Tagging people potentially interested:  @girl-next-door-writes @sumara62 @fand0maniac @feelmyroarrrr @omgreganlove @jannalionheart @baritonechick  @theblackenedsky @bloodstained-porcelain-doll, @pepperwoodatnight @lacqueluster @samikitten

I’ll Be There  (Seth Rollins x Reader)

Ik, not a Dean fanfic. But after watching Raw and seeing how everyone was about all this, I figured I’d show up late to the party and try to make anybody feeling bad feel better about all of this. Notable for being A.) My first Seth fanfic and B.) My first real attempt at somewhat angsty hurt and comfort. I have another Seth story incoming from a prompt, but I got the idea for this and had to throw it out there. So yeah, hope you enjoy.

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rhyme-usui  asked:

Just my opinion, but I think the pendants are too small to be priced that high. Maybe if you have three at the least sold together instead of only one that would be a reasonable price.

1. I have arthritis, nerve damage and back pain so crafting things is a challenge for me esp this small
2. Small shells are fragile and more likely to break while wrapping. My mother also found each one of those shells, so they’re sentimental and I already broke a lot attempting to make these for my shop a few years ago.
3. I’ll never be making seashell pendants this small again (for the above reasons and more)
4. I’ve also never seen such small shell pendants being sold anywhere else
5. I also always donate a portion of my profits; sometimes I have to sell things a little higher or else I’d be loosing money (if I could afford to just give things away I wouldn’t need this shop to help me raise funds to donate).
6. “Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.”
Try understanding first and please think twice about what you’re sending (and why).

Remember that your actions and feelings towards another say a lot more about you then it does about that person

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I sit in my room with my back against the door. I have not moved for several hours. Light fractures through the glass-chimes by the window to stamp colours on the ground, and it is beautiful, and I hate it. I hold my mother’s letters in my hands. It is a heavy weight.

“Dorian.”

I thump my head back against the door, to tell Benedict that I am listening from the other side.

“Won’t you come out?”

“Whatever for? Nothing for me out there. Nothing to miss.”

“…You’d miss hot drinks, and hot baths.”

"You don’t know me as well as that.”

“Maybe not,” he says. “But I know myself. Do you know what I’d miss?”

“What would you miss,” and it’s a dare, or a warning, though to who, I’m not sure.

“Your songs,” he says. “Your shadow by the door when you’ve come looking for me. The way you scratch the nail of your thumb when you’re deep in thought.”

He pauses, for breath maybe, or for me (because strangely, I find myself needing breath).

"I’d miss sunny days and hot drinks, because for some reason, days and drinks are never as warm without you around.”

A commission for Grendelthegood on AO3: a snippet from “Boy”, a chapter within her larger Dorian/Inquisitor fic, Shattered. 

(For anyone interested, you can find my commission information here!)