i saw a post and it gave me feelings

anonymous asked:

Hey, I saw your tags on the ladywongs post, so I just wanted to know your opinion about the latest touka/mutsuki. honestly, I feel it unnecessarily complicated something so simple and it made me feel violated, cause I feel like I loved a character that was not touka. Do you perhaps...have an insight you wanna share?

Well, I was grateful for the shoutout that meta gave me and I’ve been a fan of a lot of metas that writer has produced, but this one in particular I very much disagreed with. I think the claim that Touka loves the idea of Kaneki while not really understanding the person ignores the fact that every time she’s made a serious observation about Kaneki she’s been bang on the money.

If she idolises Kaneki so, why has she made such a damning assessment about him? And it’s not just an assessment of the changed Shironeki that she resents, it extends to the Kuroneki she supposedly idolises as well. And what’s more, she’s completely right. This is even acknowledged by Kaneki himself.

Touka doesn’t idolise an image of Kaneki. Far from it. The chapter on the bridge is titled “Penetration” because Touka sees past the roles Kaneki plays to the scared kid inside. At this point, she probably has the best understanding of Kaneki than anyone in the series - maybe even more than Hide. For further proof, Touka knows at a FREAKING GLANCE just what Kaneki intends to do to himself when they meet up at Cochlea.

If this was just a casual “Seeya”, do you think it would be all Touka would say to him after all this time? She can tell Kaneki has no intention of making it out alive, so the first thing she does is to remind him that his death won’t affect him alone, and it very clearly shakes him up; setting him on the path to choose to live. Just like how their confrontation on the bridge convinced Kaneki to go back to Anteiku, if not quite in time.

Touka’s not being unreasonable because the Kaneki she idolised has changed. She’s mad because Kaneki’s going down a path of self-destruction, and it does destroy him. In the last quarter of the first manga the narrative breaks its back pointing out that Kaneki’s gone too far down the Shironeki path - it’s not just Touka, it’s also Yoshimura, Nishiki, even resident devil on Kaneki’s shoulder Shuu, not to mention events like Kaneki stabbing Banjou, seeing Rize crazed and helpless, and all the foreshadowing packed into ‘The Hanged Man’s McGuffin’. Touka is trying to help Kaneki because she genuinely does know what’s best for him because she genuinely understands him. I don’t think anyone would try to claim that convincing Kaneki to live at Cochlea was a bad thing either.

Now if Touka is ‘obsessed’ with Kaneki, if it can’t possibly be love because they only knew each other for two months, then it would stand to reason that Kaneki would be far, far more important to Touka than she would be for him.

Then why is it that in Kaneki’s mind, after only knowing Touka for two months and Hide for all his life, Touka is on equal footing with Hide? He includes the whole of Anteiku in the above panel, but Touka gets special mention with Hide in the next. 

And here, in his dying moments, Touka gets the biggest panel, placed on the next page for the biggest effect. Touka is just as important to Kaneki as vice-versa. 

But neither is ‘obsessed’ with the other.

Touka broke into Cochlea to save Hinami, not Kaneki. She didn’t even know he was there. She most definitely has a life outside Kaneki and her love for him is far from all-consuming. While he had lost his memories, she was fully willing to accept the possibility she might never talk to him again. She might love him, but if she was obsessed and didn’t have a life outside of him, there’s no way she could make a sacrifice like that even if her aim was selflessness. Yoshimura loved his daughter, and set up Anteiku anticipating her return, but he had a life outside of her too. It’s the same with Touka.

The original post tries to dismiss Touka’s feelings being a healthy form of love by comparing it to spending three years dedicating yourself to a co-worker who you knew for two months, but dumbing it down to their official relationship and a span of time removes an enormous amount of context to explain why she feels this way. In real life, you wouldn’t have fought side-by-side with your co-worker in life-threatening situations time and time again. These kind of high-pressure environments cause bonds and trust to become much much thicker much more quickly. “Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever”.

Sure Touka sees Arata in Kaneki. That’s not a bad thing at all. Arata was a great dude. Having an Arata in your life is a real positive thing, and there’s absolutely no reason why Touka shouldn’t chase it. People are hardwired to get with people who remind them of their parents - it’s in our genetic programming, it doesn’t diminish the love they feel for that person or make them love them less for who they are in the slightest. Trying to heal the wounds of old losses by emotionally investing yourself in new people is totally healthy - the unhealthy thing would be to shut yourself off from the world, just like Touka was doing at the start of the manga - a rut Kaneki helped her out of. It would be bad if she were just pretending that Kaneki was Arata, but she isn’t - she behaves totally differently around him and she has demonstrated many times an understanding of those personality traits Kaneki possesses that are completely different from Arata’s. It would be problematic if Kaneki got with someone who reminded him of his mother (read: Rize) because his mother was a horrible person; but Touka, even if she occasionally throws a hit at him (a product of her upbringing which is very rare nowadays - also Kaneki is nowhere near as vulnerable in this situation as he was a child, he’s the OEK for crying out loud), constantly gives Kaneki both the emotional attention and the hard truths that he needs.

This panel:

Is unambiguously a good thing. Touka’s development was never about growing into herself without the need for others, because she was already like that at the start of the manga. Touka’s development was about rediscovering the humanity she cast aside to protect herself from pain, and then balancing that with the strength she found with being a Ghoul. The first stage was greatly aided by Kaneki - whom she indeed admired, but never idolised - and the second stage she completed herself. 

Mutsuki’s love is a different beast entirely than Touka’s love. Mutsuki’s focus on Touka was precisely to emphasise Mutsuki’s jealousy, because Mutsuki recognises the bond Kaneki and Touka share. Mutsuki’s feelings are not meant to parallel Touka’s, but tie in with the other complicated entanglements of this arc, showcasing different kinds of love. I do strongly believe we’ll get both Touken and Akiramon resolutions soon, and positive ones too; the negativity around love this arc has displayed to us so far is set up to make those two relationships shine brighter.

So don’t worry anon, just because a meta says Touka is different from how you think about her doesn’t mean it’s right - it’s all a matter of interpretation. No one person’s opinion is automatically more important than another (except in this case maybe Sui Ishida - and maybe not even then, if you adhere to Death Of The Author literary theory), your analysis is just as valid as anyone else’s if you can argue it with evidence.

But even so, I am very much of the opinion in this fandom that if you see any meta that tries to claim that none of the main characters have developed at all since the start of the manga, take it with approximately this much salt:

I was looking through my blog from years ago to reblog old text posts of mine because ya know, I love my dumbass jokes, but instead I saw post after post about how sad and lonely I was. I was having a hard time finding a job in my field and would spend nights sobbing wondering how I’d pay my rent. I was in a toxic relationship with a man I loved who didn’t love me back, but constantly gave me just enough to think he’d turn around one day. It was a very low point in my life and I remember that feeling of helplessness that was always threatening to crush me. I remember all the nights spent wondering why I wasn’t good enough to be hired, why I was hard to love.


It’s a few years later now, and I’m in bed next to a different man. He’s asleep and snoring a little bit. Sometimes if I brush my foot against his he jerks it away because he has impossibly ticklish feet, and even in sleep he feels it and hates it. Sometimes his hand will search beneath the covers and give my thigh a sleepy pat pat, because he’s glad I’m still beside him. And I know in the morning he will wake up hours before me as he always does and when I finally wake up he will greet me with an enthusiastic good morning kiss and maybe get back in bed to cuddle me briefly. This is the man who loves me. This is the man who proved to me that I am not hard to love, and that with him it comes effortlessly. In two years he has never hurt me once, and constantly reminds me how much he cares about me. My heart has felt nothing but full for him since the very first day I became aware of his feelings for me. We live in our own house together and have a little cat named Ellie that we spoil to death, who loves to sleep above his head. I also have a job in the field I studied and have been promoted twice, and I am being trained for a potential third. I live on a very modest income but the bills get paid. We have groceries and the things we need and every now and then I treat myself to something silly and I don’t feel bad about it.


The thing I’m trying to say is, I’m endlessly grateful for how much better things are. I needed to read these old posts of mine as a reminder of how hard I’ve worked to get to where I am and how lucky I am to have someone as sweet and nurturing as Kai as a partner. I know that some days you think the hopelessness will eat you alive but I promise that one day you’ll look up and realize your old demons no longer haunt you. You just have to keep moving forward.

Last night I went to my first against me! concert, dove in the mosh pit, got kicked in the eye, somehow found my way to the front for the rest of the set, bruised my thighs pressing against the stage, lost my voice screaming the words back at them, touched laura’s arm multiple times, saw god in her face, forgot all sense of time and myself in the midst of the music, caught inge’s pick, sweat more than I ever have in my entire life, and had the most otherworldly night I’ve ever experienced. I met Laura after and she gave me a hug, and I’ve never felt so alive, I can feel it shining out of my skin, I would follow her to the ends of the earth just to feel like I felt last night.

Fate

Prompt: Imagine your OTP are friends who dare each other to get their fortunes told. The fortune teller then tells them that they are destined lovers - and that they will soon be brought together by the powers of fate. Of course, the OTP doesn’t believe it. What follows is a strange series of events that suggest that fate really is bringing them together.

Peter Parker x Reader

Warnings: l o n g af lol, mentions of hamilton, LOTS OF FLUFF

AN: so i found this blog called OTP Prompts  and if you write fanfics/imagines they have amazing prompts if you get stuck in a rut like i just did lol

// Masterlist //


Originally posted by wxndrwoman

Peter and I were quickly approaching ‘Madam Estrella’s Fortune Telling’. We stopped in front of the store and stared at the door.

“Are you sure you want to do this, Y/N?” 

“Of course I am. Why, Pete? Are you wimping out?” I teased my best friend. He glared at me.

“Never. Let’s go.” 

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vargatosen  asked:

Hi! I saw "a part of me had to die"-post and my mind gave me one question: does lizards, those who drop their tal, feel pain when they shed it?

Though I have no proof that it is the case, I would assume that they feel pain from the loss of their tails. Lizard tails can be very important during lean times, as most species of lizard store extra fat in the base of the tail. So, it does actually have an impact on ability to survive, if they lose their tails. Does anyone else know if there have been any studies on the health effects of a lizard losing its tail, or how much pain is involved in a lizard losing its tail?

the three different ways i’ve experienced astral travel! 4/13/17

there are three different types of astral travel that i have! ill go more into detail about them here bc i feel that it’ll help ppl understand that there is no one version of astral travel. its 100% different for each person, so much so that i have three different types! 

the first way i experienced astral travel was because of @excalibelle! i saw this post by her on my SECOND day of witchcraft and asked her what her favorite method of cleansing was! she gave me this super mega long very helpful description of what she does and i tried it out! 

i visualized this huge large tree like she said and used it to see if there was any gross stuff on my energy bc the tree represented me and my energy (this is also when i met E but thats a different story lol). i wasn’t even aware this was astral travel, i just thought it was me cleansing lol haha gotta love one day old witch me

theres more to this story but the second way it has happened ties back to this so we’ll come back to it!

the second way i experienced astral travel was when i met my guides. i linked the post where i go into detail with everything, but long story short, i was meditating, following someones guide on how to astral travel, and found this weird new place! id really recommend reading the post bc it gives full detail on everything that i did to get there for the first time.

after that experience, the next time i tried visualization, i found myself in the tree area place! and then everything came from there! i wrote more about my tree and how it works here! when i found myself there, i understood that it was my astral space, but i wasn’t 100% sure what to call it bc it was as if i had two? idk lol but I’ve just gone with it

onto the next way!

the third way i experienced astral travel is when i tried to call a spirit for the first time. i followed this super helpful post by @spiritvexer but it had only been 15 days after i started witchcraft in the first place so i probably could’ve gotten hurt bc im dumb but bless the lord bc im not lol! when i sent out a call i saw myself in this dark abyss like area (imagine the area Eleven went to if you are a stranger things person lol) and every time a spirit came, i saw them there. 

this is similar to how i still do it though. when i do RA’s, i am in a pitch black room but i just know where things are and i can sense where i am. i think this has to do with the fact that im not using my physical eyes so i have to rely on my other senses to get around. its similar to the feeling of walking through your house at night with the lights off (minus the fear lol) in how you just know where everything is despite not being able to use your physical eyes. 

this is another method of astral traveling bc i don’t leave my physical body. its like this in between place lol. 

when i do just basic conjures, its the same kind of dark, but its more of a hallway to the spirit realm. there’s more about that experience here

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so! that goes to show that there are many different ways to astral travel, and each of them are unique. if those are the experiences that i have just had on my own, imagine all of the possibilities and differences that each person may experience! something weird about my astral traveling is that i see it in third person! i’ve run into other ppl who do the same thing as well, but a lot of them were asking if they were “doing it wrong.” i feel that everyone has their own experiences and that there is no “wrong” way to do it. i mean yea there are ways that can get you hurt, but something like your point of view isn’t one of them loll

hope this is helpful!!

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*FACEPLANTS* FINALLY. Oh my gosh I’ve been wanting to do gift art for people for mONTHS and my time kept getting away from me. >-<

SO HAVE SOME DOODLES. I wanted to particularly do some gift art for a few artists on here, whose characters I aDORE, that inspired me to start posting my GW2 stuff on tumblr. ;u; I only started playing GW2 back in October of 2016, and I had doodled my characters and made up stories for them, but I didn’t feel confident enough to post them or even know where to start. And then I browsed the Asura tag on tumblr and just saw ALL THESE AMAZING CHARACTERS AND AMAZING ART STYLES and they were all so interesting and fun, and it gave me that confidence to start posting my stuff too. Even if I’m still feeling a little nervous around here. @ w @; So…THANK YOU FOR HAVING AMAZING ART, AMAZING CHARACTERS, AND INSPIRING ME TO SHARE MY STUFF TOO! \( ;w; )/ YOUR ART IS AWESOME AND YOUR CHARACTERS ARE PHENOMENAL KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. d(;W;)b

@gw2-oldroots @yurasura @kiqo-gw2-corner @flame-squad

A birthday present for Amy that has slowly descended into the depths of Hell

I decided I wanted to make an art piece for Amy’s birthday. 

And then I was like, “what if I made it a meme?”

And then I was like, “what if I did that Draw The Squad Connect Four meme?”

And THEN I was like, “haha, wouldn’t it be funny if I colored it with the marker brush?”

The answer was no. It would not be funny. But then I did it anyway.

And then, as if Satan didn’t already have his hands firmly on this one, I saw Mark posting about his Polaroids, and I was like, “hey, you know what would be even funnier?

It was actually even less funny. 

Happy Birthday to our dearest Peebles, and I’m sorry for this sin.

(P.S. sorry it took me so long to get this out, you guys. I was watching the season finale of Call the Midwife, and it gave me feelings.)

you're perfect p2

Warnings: cussing, mentions of sex
Summary: the story is told by the younger sister of the reader. Basically tomxreader but with a twist
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“So my parents and siblings are flying into town for a few weeks and I think you should meet them” Tom looked at you. You nearly chocked on the red wine and I covered my mouth with the back of my hand holding bread. I giggled and swallowed hard. You’d never met a guys parents. Okay you did once but I wouldn’t count it. You’d run into your first boyfriend and his parents at the store. It was a quick wave and hug then we moved on. Mom wanted to stay and talk to his mom but you argued about how the ice cream would melt. “What” he looked confused.
“It’s nothing” you said. I looked down at the empty plate in front of me. “It’s just” you sighed. “I don’t know Tommy”
“Please love. For me? I met your family. I think it’s time you met mine”. He was right.
“How long have you two been together anyway?” I asked.
“Almost a year” you said under your breath.
“Hm?” I said.
“Almost a year”
“Are you fucking kidding me!?” I cocked my head back. “A year? And you didn’t tell me? I feel so betrayed” I said the last few words in a laugh. I wasn’t mad. I did feel kinda hurt though. You rolled your eyes and smiled. “Y/N tells me everything. I mean we share a room, it’s kinda hard to keep secrets” I shrugged my shoulders. I looked at you and you gave me a death stare.
“You share a room?” Tom questioned.
“It’s hard to find an affordable place around here. You know” I tried to save us. You palmed your forehead. “I’m sorry” I said. You shook your head.
“Yeah I know” Tom said. He didn’t know but he tried to sympathize. I guess it’s the thought that counts. “You know you could just move in with me”. I laughed and so did you. I didn’t laugh because it was funny. I laughed because I knew you’d say yes and I have no where to go, it was a laugh to hide my broken heart. I know you have your own life and that you need to live it. You’d taken care of me since I was 15. The courts barley gave you custody of me only because you had a steady job and a roommate at the time.
“Tom I appreciate the gesture but we come as a package deal” you said touching his cheek.
“There’s plenty of room for the two of you. I mean you’d both have to get used to my best mate Harrison living there too but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind. He already love you Y/N” I shook my head.
“This is crazy” I said standing up. I pulled my pants up and pushed my chair in.
“Mera bear where are you going?” You said grabbing my wrist.
“Y/N, I just met him and now he’s asking me to move in with him” i grabbed my jacket and put it on. I pulled my hair out from under the collar and zipped up it up. “I’m sorry but it’s a bit much for me right now”
“Wait” Tom said following my out the door. I turned to face him and the door shut behind him. You were at the table head in your hands and your back was facing me. “I love her” he began. “And I know that the two of you are both financially unstable at the moment but please let me help. If I’m being honest I want to marry her” he ran out of breath. I looked at him and listened. “I know we just met but please, you know she won’t do anything if you don’t approve”.
“I know” I said. I had the most power but I didn’t want to be the dick in the situation. “Fine” I gave in. Tom kissed me on my forehead and ran inside. I saw him tell you everything. You wrapped your arms around him and gave him a kiss. It was passionate and meaningful.

That night Tom came home with us for the first time. We sat and watched tv on the floor because the one love seat we had couldn’t fit the three of us and you didn’t want to make me feel uncomfortable. Tom pulled out his phone and took a picture of us.
“Can I post it?” He asked. I looked at you. If I didn’t know you’d been dating I sure as hell knew the rest of the world didn’t know.
“I don’t mind” I said. You stayed silent. It wasn’t up to me this time. Tom smiled at you and put his phone away. We finished the show that was on tv when you finally spoke up.
“I don’t mind either” you said perking your head up from his shoulder. I quickly turned my head to look at you. Tom gave you the biggest smile. He kissed you and thanked you. Once again he pulled his phone out and pulled up Instagram. He got everything ready. The caption read “Spending the night with these lovely ladies💕”. He handed me his phone first to tag myself in the photo and then I handed it to you.
“So which one of us do you think the fans will assume he’s dating?” I asked.
“Probably you” you joked.
“Not after they read my bio” i giggled. Tom hit share and followed me on Instagram.
“Only straight for Mel Gibson” he said.
“I know it’s gold” I said. “Want any water?”
“Can you get me a beer?” You said.
“Me two”
“Me three” I joked. I walked to the fridge and grabbed two beers and one water. I looked through the drawers for a bottle opener but only found a lighter. I popped open the bottles with the end of the lighter and handed them to the two of you.
“Do when does the Holland family come in?” You said taking a sip. I sat down on the love seat behind the two of you. Toms phone was blowing up and so was ours. You tried your best to ignore it so I stole your phone. I was used to heat from people I didn’t know. People commented hateful things on my posts with my now ex girlfriend and i grew to enjoy them. I didn’t understand how my love life affected their lives. Tom looked at his watch while you punched my shoulder since I took your phone out of your hands.
“6 am tomorrow” he said.
“Well maybe we should get some sleep” you suggested.
“I need the car tomorrow” I said poking my head between the two of you. Kinda like the scene from Shrek except my face was looking up at the ceiling and my legs were propped on the wall.
“You can’t even drive” you looked at me.
“Tomorrows my driving test remember?”
“Oh shit” you sighed leaning your head back. You looked at Tom and he nodded his head. I didn’t know what was going on but the two of you got up, kissed and headed toward the room. I said goodnight and you two said it back in sync. There was a pillow and a blanket in the cupboard near the sink from previous nights when we’d fight for one of us needed some space. I rolled of the couch and grabbed it. I took my pants off and slept in my shirt and underwear. It was long before I heard you and him doing the nasty.
“Kill me now”. I had no choice but to put loud music on through my head phones and look through Facebook. It hadn’t even been an hour before people were blowing up and “Tom Holland and two girlfriends?” Or “Toms mystery girls?” And the best one “Tom Holland and polygamy”. I laughed and went onto Instagram. Under his picture was mostly nice comments. I read a few nasty ones here and there but people didn’t assume I was dating him. They knew it was you and some didn’t even think he was dating. A nice night with a couple of girls. Guys can be friends with the opposite sex.

I must have fallen asleep looking through my phone when I felt a hand on my shoulder. I jumped up and pulled my head phones out.
“Hey you okay?” You asked.
“Yeah” I said. “What time is it?”
“4:30 in the morning, Tom and I are heading to the airport to pick up his family. Wanna come?” I got up and changed my clothes. I brushed my hair and teeth. Grabbed my purse and yours then we headed out. The airport wasn’t far from where we lived so it didn’t take long. We met his family at baggage claim to avoid the paparazzi. “Mum, Dad, You lot this is Y/N and her sis Mera” Toms hand was on your shoulder as he introduced us. We waited for him to introduce them before we hugged and shook hands. “You guys this is me mum Nikki, my dad Dom, the twins Harry and Sam and the little one is Paddy”. I was the first to shake hands with the boys and hug Nikki. It was a little more intense for you as they all eyed you down. You hugged everyone.
“Well it’s lovely to meet the two of you. Toms told us a lot about you Y/N” Nikki said with a warm smile. I helped grab bags. I think it might have been Sams bag I had grabbed because he almost lost his shit when he couldn’t find his last bag.
“I have it” I said to him.
“Thank god” he said placing his hand over his chest in relief. “I thought I’d lost it”. We smiled at eachother and went on our way.
“Yunno I can do it” he said.
“I know, but I can do it too” I said putting it in the trunk of Toms car. You loaded up Nikki and Doms stuff in the trunk of your car. You drove me and the boys to Toms place with Tom drive his parents. Tom lived further out then we did. I got to know Sam pretty well. He said he’d teach me to play piano and I said I’d teach him a few tricks about girls. Harry and Paddy we’re in awe of you. Harry sat upfront with you and I sat between Sam and Paddy.

Once we arrived. Harrison met us outside and helped bring stuff in.
“By the way I’m Harrison but everyone calls me Haz” he shook my hand.
“I’m Mera” I said.
“Like the comic book?”
“Like the comic book”. The rest of the night you made dinner for everyone. It was nice for the both of us. You said I could have a glass of wine as if I’d never drank before behind and in front of you. They were all interested in our life and we felt the same about them. When the night came to an end you and Nikki made plans for a girls day. You invited me but I promised Sam and Harry I’d show them all around the city. Dom, Paddy, Haz, and Tom were gonna go look at hotels for them to book. We said our goodbyes and headed out. We were about half way home when you asked “Do you think tom and I will last?” I looked at you remembering he said he wanted to marry you.
“Yeah” I smiled and so did you.

Originally posted by tomhollandhollaatme

anonymous asked:

I saw a post that said that demisexuality wasn't real because most people need a connection and my mom said the same thing when I came out to her as demiromantic and it almost gave me an anxiety attack because it's something I've just been doubting and I guess I could use a little positivity?

‘Most people need a connection’ … uh, no. That’s not true. People are sexually driven to people as individuals with personalities, yes, but do they gotta have an established friendship with the person over a period of time before any sexual feelings arise? That’s not what happens. That’s not what we’re taught about ourselves.

- Fae


So I just stumbled across this game called Stories Untold. A text based adventure with four episodes. It’s very fascinating and it has a very unique narrative and this atmosphere of Stranger Things. However, its awesomeness it’s not really what I want to focus on. What inspired me to write this post was all the Operation OUT feelings this game gave me and I just wanted to freak out about it a little bit.


Spoilers ahead. If you want to play the game, you should not keep reading this. You’ve been warned!


Four episodes, seemingly unrelated, but that reference each other in subtle ways. That is until the last episode where everything is fully connected, makes absolute sense and your mind is fairly blown away by it. I just saw the ending and something in my head just went ‘Oh my God, this is exactly what is happening with Emma!!!’ Because that’s how my mind works these days (I can’t seem to get rid of this show! Unbelievable, everything brings me right back XD) 


First episode - The House Abandon

It all starts with the protagonist in a room, playing some creepy game on an old computer. As we play said game, some weird stuff starts to happen in the house we are in and suddenly what we’re playing on the computer seems to be connected with what is happening around us. An Inception kind of thing? ‘A game within a game’? Yeah, that’s right. At the point wherein the end of the episode we almost faced ourselves. 


Second episode - The Lab Conduct

We are now participating in an experiment, trying to open some kind of artifact, a box with a heart inside. At this point everything makes you believe this is an alien related story. More weird stuff happens while we’re running tests in the heart and we end up connected with it or with this AI that starts to show us things, strange memories where we’re stuck in a spaceship and are faced by a silhouette. The AI then proceeded to connect us with another subject in the facility that is trying to break free and run away. Apparently, the subject is controlled by our actions and the AI wants to reveal something to us with this whole thing. 

I know that you’re probably wondering what the hell this has anything to do with OUAT or Operation OUT, but I’m getting there. Are you still with me? OK then… 


Third episode - The Station Process

Once again we are in an entirely different environment, somewhere in the middle of Arctic or somewhere else entirely and you’re responsible for a monitoring station where people on the radio gives you instructions and warnings about some creature lurking in the snowstorm outside. And guess what? More weird stuff happens and you have no idea what’s really going on. Someone from one of the other stations apparently died already and the only one left, a woman, keeps saying that she’s on her way too. She doesn’t feel her legs, she’s tired and asking what you’re doing and you’re just wandering in the snowstorm completely alone. Then you start to hear voices, whispers, somebody telling you that you need to come back and wake up. They’re all waiting for you. And somehow while you’re trying to return to your station you end up in the room from the first episode instead and the voice we kept hearing, asking us to come back, give his welcome.


Fourth episode - The Last Session

The last episode, finally! This episode makes everything that didn’t make any sense until now suddenly drip with meaning. It starts with our protagonist watching a show on TV, a show that goes by the same name of the game, Stories Untold (this game is so meta, I can’t even). 

We are in a hospital or mental institution, I don’t know for sure and a doctor guides us to a room where we’ll be interrogated. He tells us that we need to remember what really happened, that it was time to stop what we were doing and faced the truth. The same AI out of nowhere appears in front of us and we get some flashes of some parts of the previous episodes, but this time, we learn what they were really about and here is where my mind went full mode on Operation OUT. 

The story beneath the surface of what we were seeing was that our protagonist was in fact in a coma or a comatose state. He was involved in a car crash caused by him (he was drunk) that, unfortunately, ended up leading to his sister’s death (remember the woman on the radio in the third episode? Well here she is). His guilt, the trauma and everything that happened around him made his mind mess with all those memories. Everything weird that was going on in the game was a combination of him remembering the crash and what he was experiencing while in the coma. 

People giving him instructions through the radio in the third episode was people trying to communicate with him, see if he was responding to those commands. The experiment with the heart and the box were actually doctors trying to resurrect him and fix his brain injury. The spaceship and the silhouette were, in fact, him remembering being trapped in the car and a police officer coming in his direction… It was all wrapped up in a sci-fi background because it was related to the TV show he was being exposed to (at least that was my interpretation, I was too busy losing my mind over this plot twist).

In Emma’s case, she is wrapping everything up with fairy tales, they are her way to cope with traumas and unpleasant memories. The truth about her history, about what’s going on in the real world it’s hidden and all mixed up inside her head. 

The incredible part of this is that the game gave away really clever hints in order to us to figure it all out before the last episode. It was in the dialogue all along, almost in plain sight, but still hidden enough that we barely put too much thought into it. It was in the visuals and now that I stopped to analyze it, the color patterns of blue and red, reminiscent of sirens were very present throughout the episodes. It was in the sound effects too! Sounds of machines and other stuff… 

All of it really made me think about all those hints A&E left for us to figure it out what the Stories left Untold in Once Upon A Time are. 

 Anyway, this is it. I just wanted to share this because I got all excited about it XD

anonymous asked:

Hi I was the anon who submitted one question about whether or not it was ok to change a heterosexual's sexuality but not a homosexual's sexuality - for my part that was merely a polite question since I felt morally conflicted about the situation. I am not myself heterosexual but I see it necessary to question whether or not things are actually fair. Now your followers are telling me to go die and I guess if you have a simple moral question you're a monster.. I am sorry if I made you feel bad tho

Hi anon. I perfectly understood your question and the reason why you asked it, hence why I gave my personal opinion on the matter. Now, people going to tell you to go die is news to me. I never, ever said your question was wrong, I never said you were a monster, I never asked for any kind of retaliation on you (there was nothing to retaliate for, to begin with). I never saw any comments that were aggressive on the post itself or the tags people left. So this you speak of must’ve been people coming to your ask or chat to say this? I presume. 

I am sorry to hear this. If someone here went through the trouble of finding out who you were (since you have been on anon the entire time) and be nasty to you about a simple question, then just know I don’t condone it and I, as it’s obvious, never asked for that. 

If you have been on my blog you know I’m all up for dialogue and respect before anything else. I know I cannot possibly control what other people do. But just know I don’t approve of it. 

Going on someone else’s blog just to tell them to “go die” it’s a nasty, childish thing to do. Specially if it’s just for sending a question that was, in my opinion, respectfully asked. 

There was no harm done. 

-Red

Lucifer - Seasons 1 & 2 (but mostly 2)

Once again, a show that surprised me in a very good way. I liked Lucifer at first, but I never though in the beginning it would become one of my most anticipated shows.

I was like loving Lucifer, Linda and Maze from the get go, but the others were kinda “meh” and I found Chloe, Dan and Amenadiel very bland, especially in comparison. Since she was supposed to be the female interest, I was a little thrown off, because the main duo didn’t work out for me.

But then, every one of them (and I literally mean “everyone”, this is not often a show flips me over so much. Totally changed my mind when the start wasn’t that good imo) started to grow on me and became more and more interesting by the minute.

From Lucifer to Trixie, with Amenadiel, Lucifer’s mom, his “dad”, Chloe, Dan, Ella… This became the kind of show where I could tell “If the writers harm a soul, any soul, they’ll have to fight me (although Maze doesn’t have a soul but don’t touch her also)”. And frankly, I never though Lucifer would get me that way.

THAT is a great surprise. THAT is what all shows should aim for, and what I’m looking for now in a TV show. Most of the ones I watch are like that now, or at least to my satisfaction it is. And that feels fucking good.

So, basically, season 1 only was there to slowly get me to care about all of them before they added more. Since I was with a little prejudice before, I probably didn’t enjoyed it to its fullest.

But what sealed the deal for me was season 2. Season 2 was marvelous in terms of storytelling and character growth and relationships between all of them.

I mean the concept behind his relationships with others alone is fascinating.

I’ve loved seeing Linda process the fact Lucifer was really the devil (like she didn’t jumped in right away like “Yeah, okay, you’re the devil, whatevs”, but ultimately, her loyalty remained with him and Maze) and becoming closer to Maze and forming an amazingly touching and beautiful and genuine friendship.

I love how Maze allows herself more to need people and tell them so. Even Lucifer in the end got that he hurt her. And she would go at great lengths to protect Chloe or Linda too now, you can’t convince me otherwise.

And did I mentioned I loved Ella’s adding to the cast ? The mum character is great too, and I really believe God Johnson was a manifestation of his father. Otherwise, how would he know about Lucifer’s real name ? How would he not react to Lucifer’s red eyes when he asks him angrily to apologize ?

And more importantly, why was he not affected by Lucifer’s “What do you desire ?” if he was just a stranger believing he was god ?

As to why the mother didn’t feel anything, I think it’s because it was just kind of a manifestation, but not him fully possessing someone to appear on earth.

Can we talk about how everyone was worried sick for Linda ? Maze was crying her heart out for Amenadiel to help, she broke my heart. She needed so much her little Linda to survive. I’m almost tearing up again writing that, still a little emotional about it.

And Lucifer wanting immediately to get to Linda as soon as his mother flees. Amenadiel had to say he would take care of her for Lucifer to focus again on the task.

I mean, I already loved her from day one. But ever since Lucifer revealed his true face to her, she’s been even more of a blessing. She’s the best and most loyal friend the world ever bare (at least this one).

The little speech she gave Lucifer in the end made me tear up. It was beautiful and so… heartwarming.

I often go on and on about Linda and Maze, because ever since they’ve started having scenes together, I saw their chemistry and how much I loved them both together and as individuals.

The moment where Linda learns about Lucifer and doesn’t wanna see Maze and they end up talking it out through the door : it gave me so much feels and they do it everytime.

But my little comic “discussion” posts don’t reflect how much I cherish the relationship between Lucifer and Linda. Because the growth on this relationship is amazing. 

And the little scene between them at the end of season 2 finale has to be my favorite for them so far. I mean, the feels, but also… In the midst of conversation, Lucifer realizes something for himself. Yet, after he vocalized it, he says like immediately right after “But let’s focus on you”.

And I know he’s gonna be like that if Linda’s not well, because she’s his friend. But I find this little sentence so simple yet, full of meaning. And I love that little detail.

Oh and can we talk about how Linda didn’t flinch first in front of THE Goddess ? Like, she knew she was getting hurt and possibly killed horribly, but she still chose to resist giving the information before she couldn’t take it anymore.

Just so she could protect Lucifer’s secret ! I’m… This woman will be the death of me, she’s too precious. I mean, she risked her life for this. I’m still sobbing. My poor Linda and her gigantic heart.

Frankly, I was mad as hell Charlotte (we’re gonna call her Charlotte, it’s simpler than “The Goddess” and faster to type) hurt Linda. Like, she’s in the holy trinity for me of “You don’t touch him/her or there’ll be trouble”.

But I also like the mother character very much. And ultimately, I kinda understood where she could come from.

Because I don’t think she ever intended on hurting people from the get go, even though I thought she was only trouble at first. But I was kinda wrong.

The big thing that defined Charlotte the whole way was her love for her children. That and she was pretty pissed at God for making her suffer so much and being basically a deceptive and MIA bastard.

BUT, I get from that she is a mother. And all she wanted to do from day one was to protect and maybe avenge her children. She went to great lengths to do that, even if that meant there would be casualties.

The fact in their last moments together, Lucifer had to tell her about war, and casualties, and the fact that basically people would suffer says tons to me. I think she really didn’t realize.

She kinda knew, but she was so focused on getting her children with her, keeping them safe, that she ultimately lost track of everything else. Not to mention she’s not any kind of mother.

She’s an overprotective (kinda) mother with creation powers. So yeah, she’s a ticking time bomb, but it’s not really her fault. To me, she has too much strength for her wrath. And she doesn’t mean wrong. But her love for her sons is brighter and prevails.

So of course she’s gonna hurt people getting in the way. And if the result is far worse than intended, it’s just because her power is too much, even for herself sometimes.

Overall, I’m going to miss her deeply.

I loved the weird friendship taking place between Dan and Amenadiel.

Frankly, those two are cinnamon rolls who don’t get enough credit already ! I’m so glad Dan finally found out Charlotte was Luci’s mom. Like I knew the “you’d be Lucifer’s dad” joke would come back. And it was priceless.

I was sad, however, to see him hurt in the end by this cold “who are you ?”. I was starting to ship them a bit, so I hope he’ll learn about all this someday and understands WHO he’s been sleeping with. (Spoiler alert : it’s a big divine who)

Amenadiel is hilarious in the finale, and the way he protect those people now. Not to mention he’s the reason Linda’s still alive, so thanks for that.

So Lucifer is mum’s favorite and Amenadiel is daddy’s boy ? I love this little detail ! Like this show is surreal sometimes. It knows what his audience wants and doesn’t even know they want (or so it seems).

Even the way Chloe and Lucifer’s relationship had been treated is unusual. And I didn’t thought I would ship it at first, but they’re cute and it feels natural. And I’m rooting for Chloe to know everything there is to know, and finally seeing the light (well, i mean…).

Because I want relationships to tighten even more. It worked wonders with Linda, so I have faith it will only be more meaningful afterwards. (But I’m wondering if Dan and Ella would learn about it ultimately).

And god, I could go on for hours. I love this show. I want more rn !

I’m so so glad they have a supersized third season due to the four remaining episodes they got in bonus. They so deserve the expansion, and frankly, I trust them so far to do the right thing with the extra amount of episodes.

They already proved us they were capable of constructing a story interesting and complex, and touching without resorting to classic storylines (at least not so much, some parts are bound to be kept as intended in the original story, I think) and showing beautiful and genuine relationships between its characters.

I think not everybody can pull a 22 episodes thing and get it right. But Lucifer already did a marvelous job with 18 episodes in season 2 . They only have to do it for 4 more in season 3 (well 8 more, but I think they already have the story so far for the four remaining of season 2 pushed to season 3, so it’s no brainer imo).

But I’m not a TV show writer, so I don’t know. We’ll see. I might not be so much on tumblr this summer (I hope to get on with my projects, among other things), expect for Killjoys, Dark Matter and Game of Thrones, of course.

Otherwise, I’ll probably see you in the fall !

Appreciation post for this guy.

He cycled up and saw me holding a camera and asked said “take  a picture of me” and gave one of the biggest smiles I have ever seen.

After showing him he picture he told me “You are obviously a good photographer”. These simple words made me feel so amazing about myself.

Happiness is contagious, say nice things to people as the smallest words can’t brighten someones day.

Cheers to my 301 wonderful followers!

Wow, nearly a year ago, I had never even heard of Tumblr!

But, after a major restructure robbed me of my place in an organization to which I had sacrificed 8 years of sweat, blood and tears, I found myself adrift and seriously questioning my confidence, skills, etc. Especially after experiencing the soul-gutting cycle of countless job applications, interviews with no feedback, and just plain more rejection.

That was when my good friend, who is a very englightened young man, and my former colleague and employee, recommended that I finish watching MFMM to help boost my spirits. I had started a few eps, but never had the chance to return to it in the midst of my former workaholic life.

So…I binged-watched them on Netflix…and found a new purpose and meaning to my existence that had been seriously wanting. After Phryne flew away in the rusty plane, I couldn’t bear it! I had to find more ways to feed my renewed zest for life and brimming obsession somehow. So, I started to Google episode reviews for lack of any other ideas.

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i keep thinking about michelle’s “capitalism creates personalities and none of us are actual people. thanks!” post and how much that is true and really what makes “avant” or niche culture so appealing to young people. or at least that’s what it was to me. the feeling of being an Actual People. because what are you if not just an amalgamation and reflection of what you consume. and if what you consume is what is peddled at Your Demographic, what does that say about you. you buy the record pitchfork gave BNM, you watch the movie you saw in an advert, your identity can be effective think tanked. and of course we care about these things, it’s not just to be obtuse, and it’s not inherently radical to reject popular culture or anything. but there is certainly an assertion of personhood made when your routes of consumption all bypass means of Selling and Buying directly from the source. not me guys! i’m a Person! i get my music from shareblogs/ soulseek/ weird russian synth enthusiasts on discogs and my movies from other enthusiasts in their corners! my consumption is different! i’m a Person. you know.

but i saw this hella cute thing on facebook and i need to make a plot post about it? muse a and muse b are both waiting on the train at a train station. the train station has a public piano which muse a is playing on. muse b, writes him a sweet little note telling him thanks for making the waiting more enjoyable :). enjoy your day x. muse a really appreciates the small gesture because muse b made his day && she’s also a gorgeous girl. so muse a goes out of his way to look for the girl on social media, posting a picture of the note and writing so the most gorgeous girl i ever saw just gave me this note while i was playing piano, she was wearing a yellow raincoat. who is she? 

(feel free to switch genders)