i started reading and it's so wonderful

katrani  asked:

considering the manga review and your point about the story takeuchi tells us she's telling, it makes me wonder how many hardcore manga fans binge-read it, and how many read it in chunks so that by the time they get to the next part they don't clearly remember all the details so the retcons seem legit? because ever since you started this i can't help but wonder *why* the manga gets so much devotion from certain people, and that seems plausible.

As always, I have to say up front that people love what they love, and whether or not I also love that thing is irrelevant. I love the anime with all my heart, and that’s true with all of its NUMEROUS flaws, and ways it’s hashtag problematic and thin as fucking rice paper sometimes. I may not get the devotion to the manga, but then, I don’t have to. More power to them.

TO THE COMMENT

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen “I BLOTTED THAT OUT” or “THAT WASN’T HOW I REMEMBER IT” or something similar while going through the manga. I think when we love something, we have a tendency to focus on the positive over the negative, and so it can distort our memories. Things shine a little brighter, taste a little sweeter, than might be completely true.

I think as well that there are so many iterations of Sailor Moon that it can be difficult sometimes to remember what goes where. I venture to say that each and every one of us with any particular love for this franchise have more of a hand-selected assortment of pieces from across all the official versions, filled and seasoned with our own preferences and focus and fanon and headcanon. Fuck, even the ACTUAL CANON ITSELF isn’t “pure”. The anime was influenced by the manga, the manga was influenced by the anime, the musicals are a slurry of both along with their own crazy gay vampire disco ideas, and from what I’ve seen of it, PGSM picked pretty much the choicest bits from everything and rebuilt it its own way from the ground up.

THERE’S NOTHING PURE IN THIS FANDOM

WHICH WOULD ONLY PLEASE MINAKO

So yeah, I think it’s a million reasons, some personal, some universal. I doubt there’ll ever be one answer to that question. JUST LOVE IT YOUR WAY AND LEAVE THE REST I THINK

Me: *pointing at a black hole* I wonder what’s in there

Alien Friend: Death.

Me: But what apart from death? There used to be death in caves and trees and in the ground and in the sky and beyond it, and now there isn’t. There’s wonderful, beautiful, amazing things there, apart from death. It just took us a while to get there. 

Me: And so I wonder; what’s in there, apart from death?

Study organization- notebooks

I love stationery of all kinds, especially notebooks. And when you’re planning on studying, of course you need notebooks for taking notes and practicing! In this post, I’ll talk a little about my notebooks.


What kind(s) of notebook(s) do you use?

My personal preference is for spiral notebooks. I used to use notebooks that just opened like normal books, but they never liked to stay flat and they took up too much space on my desk. It’s funny because I used to hate spirals back when I was younger and way into drawing because the pages were more free to move against each other which led to more smudging, but I love spirals so much for note taking. They lay flat with no problem, which is the biggest thing for me. The spiral does get in the way of my hand sometimes, but it’s a minor annoyance.

I also consider the quality of the paper when buying my notebooks. It doesn’t have to be super high quality, but I just can’t deal with paper the quality of standard US looseleaf. It’s too thin and, more importantly, the surface is too rough. Paper with too rough a surface has led to the early death of too many of my pens—if you use fine-tip pens, size 0.5 or lower, and find they stop writing before the ink runs out—little bits from poor-quality paper probably got into the tip and ruined it. The paper I like the most feels a little bit weighty and nice and smooth!

Hardcover or softcover is also a choice to make! I use both, types:

Left to right- hardcover lined notebook, softcover lined notebook, softcover 원고지 squared paper notebook


How many notebooks do you use?

I have three main types of notebooks! I’ll go over each type:

Grammar notebooks

My grammar notebooks are all hardcover. I use them to collect grammar explanations and other important notes. I write them as cleanly as possible and even use my many colorful highlighters to make them look a little nicer. If I need to know about a grammar point that I have already learned, I open my grammar notebook for the right language and find it. This way, I don’t have to remember which textbook or source I saw a certain grammar point or explanation in—if it’s important, I write it down in my grammar notebook! So, my grammar notebooks are mashups of multiple texts and sources. These are for reference only; I don’t do any practice or extra writing in them. Nothing but the facts!


Practice notebooks

My practice notebook is where I write down definitions of new words I learned, practice sentences for my vocab flashcard words, breakdowns of articles I’ve studied on my Chinese reader apps… I guess calling it a “practice notebook” makes its purpose pretty self-explanatory. It’s nothing special; I write quickly and messily in it, and when it gets full, I can just throw it in the recycling bin and start a fresh one. My practice notebook is a softcover spiral.


Chinese article notebook

Korean squared paper—or I guess any squared paper—is wonderful for writing Chinese characters. Once I’ve encountered an article in a Chinese reader app and broken it down in my practice notebook, I rewrite it cleanly in my article notebook so I can easily find and read it again later.


I don’t always have all of my notebook types with me. If I plan on studying grammar, I will bring the correct grammar notebook along, and if I plan on studying Chinese articles, I might have my article notebook with me, but not always. However, my practice notebook is always in my bag!

How do you organize your notes and all? For those of you who might be struggling to get your notes together, I hope this helped!

Happy studying~

We dangerous ones

Aaah, the Lethifold! One of my favourite creatures from reading the book as a child. Thanks to @zinfandelli for suggesting it as a creature, I was psyched to draw Credence with one. 
(And of course I saw the official design on the bluray just as I was about to start colouring, and had to change up a bunch of stuff from my sketch haha)
Art blog: questionartbox

babyblainers  asked:

Hello! I've read your post about horses and, while I knew some of the things they suffered from, I never EVER knew they could get so much damage from galloping. I am an ex equestrian and I've been thinking about starting again, just outdoor walks, no competitions, but now I wonder if it is ethical to even do that. I've always loved horse riding and I find it extremely soothing for my anxiety, but I won't support it if it's so damaging to horses.

It’s an interesting question and once again when it comes to the ethics of horse riding i feel underqualified to answer it.

I think everybody would agree that it’s possible to ride and handle a horse in an unethical way. There are some interesting points raised here.

Some of the points I personally consider would be:

  • Can this activity be done without physically hurting the horse?
  • What impact does this activity have on the mental health of the horse?
  • Does the horse have enough time and opportunity to engage in natural behaviors?
  • Can we keep a horse in a good welfare state when it’s not being engaged in the relevant activity?

Certainly the more extreme the activity, the more pressure it puts on the horse.

If the outcome for the horse is at least neutral (or ideally positive) for engaging in the activity instead of just being left to its own devices, then it probably is ethical to do. I don’t know enough nitty gritty details to answer in more detail, but these are the questions you would need to answer.

A Review of the Appreciated - Fic Rec from The Foxhole Court

 I decided to start keeping track of the fics I read and enjoyed, along with some comments of my own. This is only my own personal opinion, but overall I do recommend all those fics. All of them will be Complete, unless I mention otherwise.

Here I start with The Foxhole Court ✧٩(•́⌄•́๑)


An AU where Death, aka Neil, is convinced to spend some time playing at being human. Working at the Laughing Fox coffee shop has him meeting ordinary people, as well as less ordinary people.

I really loved this fic so much. Neil failing at being human was hilarious, his friendship with Matt was precious, and the Coffee Thief Andrew was great! Easily one of my favorite. It’s apparently based on the Sandman by Neil Gaiman, but no knowledge of that story is required. I never read it and the fic made perfect sense to me. Not all of the characters are gods, magic or such, but imo they still all have Something Special about them.

Read it for: an endearing Neil trying to understand the appeal of human things such as drinking, eating, watching movies or shopping; an oblivious Neil; Andrew’s intense attraction to Death; express traveling to another country just to have dinner.


The pirate crew of The Fox find an unexpected treasure in the form of a captured merman named Neil. It might bring them more troubles than riches.

Set as my go-to feelgood read, I’ve read it multiple times and it never disappoints. The universe is rich and well detailed, especially under the sea. The parts in Neil’s pov are entertaining and transcribe the feeling of being from another species pretty well. A good point of this story is that there is absolutely no likeness to The Little Mermaid, which would have been ooc. Instead, it suits the rebel side of the characters.

Read it for: an etherealy beautiful mermaid, a bunch of kids adopt a pet but they have no idea how to care for it, Neil talking to whales and cleaning barnacles-ridden boats, an entertaining travel throuhg the seas.


The Urban Fantasy AU where Kevin is finally #1, they still fight Riko, Neil rents flat but doesn’t read the line where it specifies a Hellhound comes with it. The dog is Andrew.

Hard to define without spoiling the entire story, this is a fresh breath of air in the world of AU. An overall original setting that gives us fae and magic. I takes some time to really start, so the beginning might be confusing, but I strongly encourage giving it a try, if only for snarky Hellhound Andrew.

Read it for: a new approach of the Urban Fantasy theme, Kevin is still a Drama Queen, a reassuring lack of zoophilia, Neil cooking pasta.


“hi sorry I live below you and I hear your dog running around and barking all the time and– no no it’s fine I was just wondering if I could pet it?” Jeremy first falls in love with the dog, then with its owner.

An incredibly sweet reading. I don’t know what was cuter: the dog, or the men. Also features a cool appearance from Laila and Alvarez as Jeremy’s not quite helpful friends.

Read it for: a dog with a very cliché french name, drunk texting in broken french, unhelpful dating advice, Jean as a painter.


The recorded number of times someone hit on Neil Josten and got nowhere, and the one time Andrew didn’t even have to try. 

It’s a classic I guess, but it’s well written and hilarious. This oblivious Neil is delightfully funny.

Read it for: a Savage Moment, helpless fools attracted to each other, the team as witnesses.


Three days after he signs his death sentence to Palmetto State, five after Andrew Minyard sends him flying breathless to the ground, Neil’s gaze snaps to the locker room mirror and stares, frozen, at the word threat scrawled along his spinal cord in terrifying, heavy bold.

This is the AU where your soulmate’s opinion of you gets tatooed on your skin. Effective writting coupled with punch-like settings makes this a one of a kind read. So believable you almost forget it’s an AU.

Read it for: soulmates refusing to be soulmates, an very andrew-like andrew, Neil is one the run, the sweet feeling of andreil being soulmates.


Three takes on their daily lives: an evolution of Sleeping together, Fighting each other, and Protecting each other.

I had heartburn reading this, I find this series almost perfect. Some daily-life action in the future, but it’s never boring. It’s both intense and fluffy.

Read it for: sweet everyday things, but also intense in character interaction, boys figuring shit up together, a good Healing of the Soul.


Normally, Andrew is the one who has bad days. 

The one where Neil has a bad day, and they deal with it. A touching piece, that felt very in character. A believable interpretation of Neil’s feelings, while Andrew is There, ever present as his understanding and supporting self for him. Almost bittersweet but somehow by the end, all that was left was pure, positive feelings.

Read it for: a bag of neatly packed feels, a how-to manual on handling them, quiet time together.


In which the Foxes become parents too young, and Neil is truly just fine. Neil is somehow, suddenly, eight year old.

An interesting take on Neil’s childhood, with the added bonus of the foxes interacting with a child. I think this might be the most civil Aaron has ever been toward Neil in. Some are better at handling a child than others, and it’s surprising.

Read it for: a cute young Neil, an heartbreakingly scarred young Neil, unsurprising temper-tantrums, a lost Wymack, having your heart burned to ashes by how pure a child is.


Five things Neil was surprised to enjoy, and one thing he wasn’t surprised to discover he still didn’t.

Don’t let it fool you, there is only pure sweetness here. Several moments of Neil discovering the wonders of life, it’ll definitely leave you smiling.

Read it for: Neil eats a sweet (almost unbelievable), Nicky’s bad influence on Andrew’s boyfriend, catching up after a life on the run.

peppermiints-please  asked:

SO I was just reading another fic where Bitty was looking for cans of pumpkin and I just thought... I wonder how Bitty reacted to the news this past fall that cans of pumpkin actually contain very little pumpkin? That like, it's mostly other squash?

“Yo Bitty, we’re back!”  Ransom and Holster stomped the snow from their boots and tramped into the kitchen where Bitty was prepping a whole line of pie dishes with their bottom crusts.

“Perfect timing!  I was just finishing up with these.”  He reached out to take a ag from Ransom and start unloading it into the pantry.  “Thank you boys again, I just could not hoof it all the way to Stop & Shop in that weather.”

“We got your back, bro.”  Holster slapped him on the back and started pulling out bags of nuts and fruit for the Hausgiving pies.

“Where’s the pumpkin?”  Bitty asked, looking around at the pile of groceries.  “I should get started with that since it’ll take the longest.”

“Oh, I think it’s in here,” Ransom said, giving one of his bags a shake.  It made a metallic clunking noise as cans of soup knocked against each other.

“In there?”

“Yeah.  I know, I hate when they bag all the cans together too.  This thing’s fuckin heavy.  Like, we get it, it’s organized, but it’s -”

“Y’all got canned pumpkin?”  Bitty looked at him with wide eyes, a bag of pecans dangling from his other hand.  Ransom cut his eyes over to Holster, who was staring back at him, fear clear behind the lenses of his glasses.

“Um…yes?”

“That’s not what the list said.  I wrote one pumpkin.”

“Like…an actual pumpkin?  Like for Halloween?” Holster asked.  Bitty whirled around to face him.

“YES like an actual pumpkin!  That canned junk ain’t real pumpkin, it’s mystery squash.”  

“Oh.”  Holster scooted back to the door, carefully keeping the table between himself and Bitty.  He remembered the Beyonce album release fit and did not want to find himself the target of Bitty’s next rage.  “Um, should we go back and get one then?” His voice squeaked a little and Ransom would usually chirp him for days for a crack like that, but he honestly couldn’t blame him.  

The happy ding of Bitty’s phone getting a text from Jack saved them.  Bitty just sighed and shook his head as he pulled out his phone and read the message.  “No, y’all just go upstairs and don’t bother me ‘till these pies are done.  Jack’s almost here, so I’ll have him stop.  Clearly y’all were not ready for Hausgiving errands.”  He waved them away, and neither argued as they turned and scampered up to the attic, Ransom carefully snagging the bag of Doritos off the table as they left.  

Jack showed up twenty minutes later with his overnight bag over his shoulder, a bag of extra butter and flour, and a beautifully round pumpkin tucked under his other arm.  Bitty kissed the pumpkin and his boyfriend, in that order.

“Honey, this is perfect.  I should’ve just sent you from the start, I dunno what I was thinking letting the boys go on their own.”  Jack smiled in that fond way he did when Bitty was being ridiculous.

“Come on Bits, they tried.”  Bitty hummed and Jack tipped his chin up for another kiss.  “Just think, when you met them, they would’ve come back with a Marie Calendar’s and a case of pumpkin-spice flavored beer.”  Bitty laughed through the pained groan that thought elicited.

“Oh lord, is that was passed for Thanksgiving here?”

“No,” Jack said, setting down the groceries and suitcase so he could wrap Bitty in his arms.  “That would’ve been them trying.”

“That’s horrifying.”

“Mmhm.”  Bitty pressed his face into Jack’s chest.  “And look how much they love you.  Jack picked up the bag of cherries from the table.  “These are organic.  Do you know how huge that is for these guys?”

“Cherry’s my favorite,” Bitty mumbled.

“They know.”

“…Maybe I was a little harsh earlier.”

Ransom and Holster woke up from an afternoon nap to the smell of a mystery squash pie sitting on top of Ransom’s Orgo textbook and figured they’d been at least partially forgiven.


Imaginezimbits is taking prompts!  Want a fic written?  Send it here!

Hey kids! Quick author announcement: thanks so much for reading! We’ve made it to the end of part i, which is utter madness. My life has changed a bunch since I started working on Mimon and it’s about to start changing a bunch again. (But, with any luck, in a direction that will let me start prioritising the comic more!) The last page of part i has coincided with the same week I finish up the dregs of my studies, and so to celebrate I’m taking a couple of weeks off to drive around Scotland with my roommate. We’ll be up and running again on Monday the 19th of June, but until then, I’ll just say this: thank you so much to everyone who has supported this project, whether you’ve been following it since I first started posting sketches in late 2015, or if you stumbled across it yesterday. This is one of the first independent projects I’ve ever committed to, and it means a lot that anyone would take time out of their day to read it. The support I’ve received has been wonderful and overwhelming, and I only hope I don’t let you all down in future. See you all soon, kiss ur pets for me!

obsessive-nymph  asked:

Hey there!! I just want to say that i LOVE your blog, it's so interesting and funny and magical and colorful and just, the perfect blog about Kuroshitsuji that i know~ 😇💕 Ok, so my question is that if you think that Lizzy was suspicious about Our!Ciel's true identity before the whole thing with Bravat started? Cause' i just re-read chapter 66 and on the 8th page seems like Lizzy had a moment of realization or maybe shock because of Our!Ciel's "idk what u talkin' about" face, but idk 😦

Thanks! :D

Yes, many people wonder why Lizzy didn’t notice anything and become suspicious of our Ciel until recently, but like you said, she did notice and she was suspicious!! For example, she noticed that the “Ciel” who returned from captivity was smaller than her, she also noticed that he didn’t call her “Lizzy” like he used to do (ch58).

She noticed that Ciel was coughing in Campania arc (ch56).

She also noticed in the Easter chapter that our Ciel didn’t remember certain events from their childhood .

She noticed all these little oddities and that’s why she eventually tested our Ciel by lying to him about the Easter eggs 

and our Ciel didn’t realise it was a lie and fell for it.

And this occurrence reinforced Lizzy’s doubts

and caused her a lot of distress…

of which Blavat then took advantage in the current arc :/

So yeah, what we really need is a flashback from her POV where we can see what she was truly thinking in those scenes.

This is definitely THE BEST Sheith story I ever read <3 The Closest Is An Infinitive Distance —>  http://archiveofourown.org/works/11673693?view_full_work=true 

Thank you so much to this wonderful person @darkjellyfishpoetry for writing this piece of heaven <3 :). Du bist der beste <3

I made this drawing for one of its chapters, 15. Bad Idea. I’ve just started drawing on pc, so it’s not my best drawing x), but I tried.

anonymous asked:

This might sound weird but I was wondering if there's a reason that in the comics Nat calls Bucky by his first name instead of his nickname. It's always a little surprising to me when I see comic panels where she's talking to him and calls him James even though it IS his name!

I’m not super well-versed in the comics (i only started reading a few of the series a couple months ago) so I don’t know if there’s like a specific reason other than fondness and familiarity (they’re each one of the few who see the other as a person) but i just LOVE IT SO MUCH THAT SHE CALLS HIM JAMES AND HE CALLS HER TASHA like it’s so intimate like they’re both hardcore badass independent assassins but you get this little glimpse of humanity and closeness and IT MAKES MY COLD SHRIVELED HEART GROW SIX SIZES

elricbittle  asked:

What are your webcomics recommendations??

oh god i have like hundreds i’m so sorry to people on mobile who can’t see the cut but uhhhh

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🌻 It’s my blog’s 1st ANNIVERSARY 🌻

Hello, everyone! I know that I said I’ll be on hiatus BUT! It’s the end of June in my time zone, so that means:

It’s my first blog anniversary!

I can’t believe it’s been a year! I created this blog to have a small space to myself but now, it’s grown so much—thanks to this blog I’ve met a lot of wonderful people and created amazing relationships!

I am so happy I started this and to celebrate its birthday, I decided to make this quick follow forever ft. some cheesy notes (I can’t help it!!! Let me live, gosh.) I also am playing an ask game, so please feel free to send in your names! I will get to them as soon as I can~

Okay, so without further ado, here are the amazing people that fill my dash with amazing stuff every day!

mutuals // writers // 👑 my writer queens: must read! // 🌻 MY SOUL SISTAHS

0-B

@4soju / @acousticjin / @addictedtonamjoon / @aichan11 / @amorjeon / @an-exotic-writer / @annkin 🌻 / @artificialskyway 🌻 / @astoryfor-you 👑 / @baebsaes / @baepsaewhalien 🌻 / @baeseoul / @bang-tan / @bangtanscreams / @bangtanya / @bangthebae / @bangtoori / @boldsuga / @btsfiles / @btsgfx / @bts-in-motion / @btssmutgalore 👑 / @bubseok / @bumvie / @bwiyomi / @bxebxee

C-F

@chibird / @chimcheroo / @chimchimseyo🌻 / @chokemejimin / @clearskiesandbrilliantstars 🌻 / @cmdrfenris / @cookiecrumblesuniverse / @cowjimin / @cutehopie / @cynicalsyub 🌻 / @cyphertrip / @cyyphr / @daegucrew / @daeguk / @dailydoseofdia / @deadwildgoat 🌻 / @deathbyyoongi / @deerguk 👑 / @dreamyoongi / @fantasies-of-euphoria / @firefirefiref / @fireheart-namjoon 🌻 / @floralseokjin / @flowerkook

G-I

@gdiminyoongi / @gerri-berri 🌻 / @ggukiie / @gotjhope / @gukvory 🌻👑 / @hallyuwriters / @helloblamebts / @hobibliophile / @hobiece / @hobihxney 🌻 / @hobihype / @hobikookie / @hobilu / @hobipd / @hobixing / @httpsung 🌻 / @hwangsae / @ideavory / @imaginethisbts / @inkedrecs / @inktae 🌻👑 / @innohurry / @itskimtaehyung 🌻 / @ivoryrecs

J

@jcmguk / @jengkook / @jeongguk / @jeonify / @jeonnings / @jeonsshi / @jeontrack / @jheartseok / @j-hellnah / @jimin-bean / @jimincheoreom / @jiminniemouse / @jimins / @jiminsaid / @jiminspring / @jiminz / @jinesthetic / @jinkooks / @jjinniebaegopa 🌻 / @jjjimins / @jjks / @jkguks / @jungblue / @jungboyfriend / @jung-kookin / @jungkxook / @justanemptydream / @justanotherbangtanblog 🌻

K-M

@karao-kookie / @kareverie / @kimseoksjin / @kim-taehvungs 🌻 / @kimtrain 🌻 / @kimvtae / @kittae / @kpop-wanderer / @kreiss 🌻 / @ktaebwi / @kths / @kvths / @lastshadowmonkeys 🌻 / @lavender-tae / @lolitasletters / @lost-stxrs / @luckyjimin / @makeoutinkorean 🌻 / @mewchim / @midoriat / @mini-jimin / @minsvga / @mintsugakookies / @mint-tape 🌻👑 / @minyoongittaemune 👑 / @mn-yg / @mochikissme / @mrsmon

N-S

@namseok / @namsjoonie 🌻 / @noxiim / @officerjungguk@parkjimlm / @pdsuga / @peachesjoon / @peppermintaegi / @pjmsbooty / @poeticsvga / @rainyseok / @rapdaegu / @rapling / @secretkpoptrash 🌻 / @seokjinniemin 🌻 / @seokvie 🌻 / @seoulscapes / @serendipitae / @seventeen-requests / @shinee-has-ruined-me 🌻 / @spellboundsangria / @sugalizard 🌻 / @sugas-noona 🌻 / @sugutie / @summertae / @sweaterpawsjimin / @sweetyoongi

T-Z

@taebinniex / @taeguk / @taehynggs / @tae-hyung / @taehyungie 🌻 / @taekkken 🌻 / @taetaetown / @taeuclid / @taevisual / @tayegi 🌻👑 / @the95liner / @theneedforbts / @thisspringday / @thules / @triptaech / @versigny 👑 / @vinananana 🌻 / @vmons / @vtaenon-min / @war-of-hormoan / @whigmaleeriewriter / @whyparkjimin / @wonderer-ru / @workofteaguk / @yoohnseok / @yoohtae / @zephyoongist



The Originals™

To the twenty-eight other lovely beings of this group, I can’t stress enough how important y’all are to me. You’ve been a continuous source of support and love and I am truthfully blessed to be part of this group. You guys are seriously the sweetest and I find it amazing that we all have someone who will listen to us, 24/7. This is the first time I will ever say this but—bless time zones, lol. Always know that I’m always just a KKT message away, ok? I love y’all and I don’t say this very lightly. :’)


SAMUELITA

[@agentafter / @kpopscenariostho]

Sam, I know you’ve gotten used to this nickname, lmao. But for this post, I’mma call you by your name, ahaha. Samanta, my sister, my precious little supportive bean! No one believes in me as surely as you do, I honestly cannot tell you how dear you are to me! Thank you for listening to me and letting me be immature at times and wow, you are simply the best. I have no words to describe how amazing you are—don’t be unfair and ask for proof because G I R L. I would have stopped writing tons of my ideas if it wasn’t for you. I love you very much and I can’t wait for you to finish your thesis. Demon!Hobi and I are waiting for you eagerly.

PANDA

[@apandasmind]

Roomie! My roommate from across the world, my sweet, sweet darling. You are such an amazing writer and your brain, good heavens. I love everything that is going on in your scheming mind and I really, really, realllllllly love that we get along so well. Thank you for being open with me and being 100% true and being so patient with me, sweets. I also love T&T, I know I tell you this all day, every day, but! I have to say it again, hehe. Please write more and thank you for involving me deeply in its creation. I am honored, needless to say. I do hope we really become roommates someday, though. #cats4ever

GHUIA 

[@bngtnbxtch]

To my first ever friend on Tumblrverse, thank you darling. I wouldn’t have tried making friends and joining chats if it weren’t for you. I am glad to be your friend, both online and offline. Thank you for being patient with me, even in my grumpiest days. And for being an overall sweetheart, bb. See you soon, okay? :’) I believe I still owe you a fic, hehe.

SARAH 

[@carrotjiminie]

Rara, we haven’t talked in so so so so long! I hope you enjoyed your trip to NY and I hope you’re doing swell. Thank you for being so understanding with me and for always knowing what is going on in my head. I miss the days we talk all the time but I hope you know that despite being busy, you’re definitely missed! We need to screech about Jimin soon, love. :’)

FLORA 

[@beansuga]

I’m still ever so grateful to the Secret Santa thing because I met you there and WOW. You are an amazing friend and our telepathy levels are super scary but it’s an amazing experience nonetheless! Thank you for always sharing your travel pictures with me AND sharing your thoughts with me. I think you are a strong, amazing person and you deserve all the love in the world. K. K. K. K. K. Never change, darling. You are a precious bean and we must meet on the shores one day!

SASSI, EVA, JIA, BELLA and HANNAH 

[@yoongihime / @evaxsy / @apricotmin / @snugglejin / @permanentlyfanzoned]

My little sisters. :’) My precious, precious beans! Hello, youngins. I love you all very much. I hope y’all know this, omg, for real, you are all such important kiddos to me, I will F I T E anyone who tries to do you wrong. I hope that you are all doing very well right now. Know that I am always a call or message away if you need any motivation (or anything, actually) and that I am always supporting you from the bottom of my heart! I always love hearing from you so never hesitate! Tell me random stuff any time of the day—you will never be a bother. *sends you all sunshine and butterflies*

*whispers congratulations on your recent graduation, Bella!*



Networks + Meeting New People

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Fantaken Photos and Updates

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Prompts, AUs, and other Author Stuff

@aushit / @awful-aus / @be-au-ties / @dailyau / @oc-imagines-cult / @thecharactercomma / @thewritersguardianangel

zosonils  asked:

This comic is really nice, I recently started reading it and it's extremely fun to read and well-made, so good job on that! Very few criticisms from me, AFAC is wonderful. I would like to know what the main cast's opinions are on Sonic the Hedgehog (I'm particularly interested in what Sans, Papyrus, Frisk and Flowey might have to say), for I am Sonic trash and curious.

I imagine that most of them are indifferent to the Sonic franchise as most of them weren’t children during the height of it’s popularity. The one exception? Alphys. She found out about it because of the various animated adaptations, and then tried out some of the games. It’s one of her many many many guilty pleasures.

-TQ

anonymous asked:

✿ for 2Doc, please! I love your blog, it's wonderful!

(Thank you so much!)

  • Who is more excited for halloween?
    Equally - Murdoc is excited because it’s Noodle’s birthday but 2D is excited about carving pumpkins and eating candy too + ZOMBIES.
  • Who gives the best gifts?
    2D because Murdoc often buys something that he would like himself.
  • Who sings along to the radio the loudest?
    Murdoc, mostly because he is compensating for not singing in the band, but 2D sings too.
  • Who actually finishes a book they’ve started?
    Murdoc, he has actually read loads of books and interesting ones too. Mostly non-fiction.
  • Who falls asleep during a movie?
    Murdoc, he isn’t that much into movies
  • Who plans a surprise getaway vacation?
    2D
  • Who comes home with useless decorative knick knacks for the house every single day?
    2D
  • Who takes more pictures?
    2D, Murdoc’s still complaining about not being totally sure how his phone works.
  • Who likes baths? Who likes showers?
    MURDOC LOVES BATHS, 2D likes showers
  • Who keeps a weekly planner?
    None
  • Who actually watches the discovery channel?
    2D, he loves animals and cries when he watches the programs where they save animals.
  • Who brings up having kids first?
    Murdoc, he won’t admit that he would die to have his own.
  • Who fixes things around the house when they break?
    Murdoc, 2D fails every time he tries.
  • Who leaves their dirty towels on the floor?
    Both.
  • Who makes the coffee in the morning?
    Murdoc can’t survive without a cup of coffee.
  • Who gets jealous over very petty things?
    Murdoc and then he gets super possessive in bed.
  • Who exercises more?
    None
  • Who starts listening to christmas music in october?
    2D and Murdoc complains like hell.
  • Who actually reads the newspaper?
    Murdoc.
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So after I finished binge-ing @ask-spiderpool yesterday, this morning I heard the perfect song for Peter and Wade’s (now super-over, yay!) breakup.

(Also, seeing as how Phil Collins has done music for Disney movies, it totally fits with the Disney musical theme!)

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Fanfic Rec List Pt. 3 (And still not done... )

Oh take me back to the start by @mimosaeyes

Each chapter is a stand alone one shot “Meet cute” AU and they are all just delightful! That initial moment of spark is such a huge part of what I love about stories so to have them all right at my fingertips like this is great when I want a nice pick me up! Many of the stories are Love Square but there are a few other pairings as well which I was also really excited about!

War of Attrition by AceGreyManx (don’t know tumblr url)

So this is a little one shot that I discovered… honestly I don’t know how, I think I was doing the thing where I just pick a random number between 1 and however many pages of fic there are for my fandom on AO3, go to that page and pick whichever story catches my attention on that page.

Anyways It’s very straightforward Ladynoir but we actually get to see Chat come out and step up to the plate when it comes to declaring his feelings for Ladybug and it is wonderful. You start off with this nice fluffy thing and end with a St. Crispin’s Day speech of Romantic confessions. Clocking in at less than 3k words there is no excuse not to read this one ^_~

Black Cats and Curtain Calls by @bullysquadess

This is probably the most self-indulgent of my fic recs and by an author who certainly doesn’t need my help being recognized. However as a musical theater nerd myself and someone who lived for both Highschool and Community theater productions when I was young I can’t NOT give a shout out to this beautiful universe. It really does a great job of capturing what the world of amature theater is like and the romance is cute and engaging, earning it a spot among my favorite fics.

Look at Me / Seeing Me by @raeryn  (or @adriennagreste on tumblr as well)

Two one shots telling the same story from each person’s POV.

;I just love this story- I must have read it a dozen times- because it isn’t focused on the reveal, it is focused on how the characters deal with it. It isn’t an instant change over to a happy couple, these are two kids who are trying to figure each other out and actually build a deeper relationship/friendship with the person they like and care for and it is such a refreshing thing to see.

Fermeture by Karmahope (not sure what tumblr url)

Ugh… this story just takes my heart and squeezes it like grapes only to put it back together again. It’s a delightful sort of melancholy angst focused on the idea that you don’t realize how much something is a part of your life until it is gone. A wonderful “post victory” oneshot

Consolation Prize by @mesozoic (I think the tumblr is the same as the AO3)

Oh my goodness I laughed SO hard while reading this. Between the fantastically hysterical awkwardness and the extremely unique styling (the author starts you in the middle of a conversation and it slowly gets revealed over the course of each chapter what happened, which makes the reveal of how they GOT there just delightful) this story is just such a fun change from what I expect in fanfiction. Its also nice to see these crazy messed up teenagers being just that.

Something in the Night by @konekat https://konekat.tumblr.com/

Another one that falls a little heavier on the angsty scale than I usually go for my favorites, this manages to keep my interest and handle a troupe I am usually personally not very big on- Chat and Ladybug being separated for years and Chat being bitter because of it- and make me engaged and excited for. They do a good job of skirting the line between putting the characters in a darker place without feeling like they are more OC than character (which is always my biggest concern with stories of this type) The writing itself is lovely which helps a lot, and they aren’t afraid to explore the characters flaws in a way that is very real and relatable. (Also for my NSFW fans the “missing scene” chapter (Burning in the Night) is definitely worth your time as well… hot… ::fans self::)

Back to Us by Darkreyna16  @insanitysscribblings on tumblr

As long as we are talking about the friends to strangers to enemies back to friends to lovers sagas I might as well round it out with the last one on my list (the first two being Something in the Night and Sealed Away)

Gonna warn you- this fic is a BEAST. There is a lot of content and a lot going on. However the story don’t get overly bogged down even with it’s complexity, and there are some wonderfully unique ideas and questions that get addressed in this story. This also has some of my favorite utilization of some of the minor/background characters. (Ivan! OMG BLESS!!!)  It’s nice to see a world where the classmates have also grown and developed alongside our core heroes.



For the COMPLETE Fic Rec List I have put a link on my main page! Just look at the top and click the button that says FIC REC LIST. 

All the works I have listed in parts 1-3 are up there and all subsequent fic rec updates will be going there as well! 

anonymous asked:

Sense the SDCC thing, I've been seeing a lot of art and fics that are dragging Kara/Supergirl. Like I get that some people are upset at the actors but the characters have nothing to do with any of this. I started watching the show because I read the comics when I was a kid, I just loved Supergirl as a hero. It's really kind of upsetting. They're treating a character like shit because they don't like something the person who portrays them did.

So this is a long dissection of the current Supergirl fan behavior, but if you’ve been wondering what the hell is going on, you might be interested in reading these concepts.

I understand why you’re upset. I am too, because Kara is such a wonderful character. I don’t think I’ve ever liked a character as much as her.

But there are two things you should realize when seeing this:

1. They never really cared about Kara to being with. Your loved Kara-focused content isn’t changing or leaving, because these people were not making the Kara content. They were likely initially making Supercorp Lena-focused content.

2. It’s not even about her.

I think what a lot of people who are newly joining this SDCC homophobia discussion are missing is that a lot of the most vicious backlash is not from people who are uniquely upset over this issue (though there are certainly people who are- and understandably) but from people who have had consistently overzealous reactions of hate toward actors and characters alike, save their fave (pretty much Katie Mcgrath/Lena Luthor).

On tumblr, and very noticeably in this fandom, there are sections of fans who seem to genuinely enjoy hating things. It’s a sport.

They’re having fun sending the most hurtful things they can think of to actors, and are the quickest to begin making vicious memes and jokes surrounding a negative event, before there has been a consensus within the community of how bad the “sin” was.

The “punishment” begins before the jury is out, and trying to defend those in the situation feels like trying to put a bullet back into a gun after it’s been fired. 

(Maybe it’s more like stepping in front of a bullet, because once these few have decided that the target is guilty, they won’t stop, and anyone who disagrees with them is guilty, too. Blogs and actors alike.)

This is partially why my discussion of the SDCC event had a “are they homophobic” slant (other then that I believe the nature of the event itself- if it was homophobic- hinges on the feeling behind the words, unlike most other instances of homophobia. It’s complicated and some people understandably disagree so far, but it’s really how I see it and I’ll be talking more about it a little later in different posts).

People started calling Melissa and Jeremy homophobic right away. Started targeting Kara as a character. Started “spite shipping” Lena and Reign. 

Or alternative to these options- immediately fan re-casted Kara as someone else to still be able to ship Supercorp. 

From where I stand, if you can so easily let go of this characterization of Kara, you never really cared about her as a character to begin with. If you don’t know that this was The™ person to play Kara Danvers, you’re likely more invested in the role she plays for Lena than for her as herself. 

And regardless of gender, I am uninterested in ships in which one character exists for the sake of another. (Lena existing purely for the sake of Kara’s development squicks me, too)

Recasting a woc as Kara doesn’t sit well with me either, for that reason. It’s a similar concept to how Maggie must exist as her own complex and valued person, apart from Alex, because she is a character of color.

I can’t really read the minds of these people, and I guess I could be wrong, but it’s hard for me to imagine actual Kara fans recasting her in this way.

Essentially, a lot of these people, or at least a very vocal minority, are so quick to accept that something horrible has happened because they want an excuse to hate them. 

They like it. 

Maybe it’s because they’re upset with the way society is and want someone to suffer for it. Maybe it’s because they have unresolved anger in their lives. 

But as it stands, it appears as if these people are using moral rightness and social activism as an excuse to be as mean as they want.

And like @youngbloodbuzz said in the link above, you start to look at their past behaviors in a new light. Were they genuinely upset at characters? Actors? Did they really feel like a travesty was occurring? That someone needed protecting?

Or were they just looking for reasons to call someone a “stupid cunt”?

It’s like they’re genuinely thinking, “It’s okay for me to make fun of someone’s physical appearance, call them intense names, make memes about how horrible they are innately, and send them death threats because they said something problematic once that a lot of people will hear.”

Sometimes they’ll call it “coping”, and maybe some people truly believe that makes it okay. But coping mechanisms are not above reproach.

If I hurt someone because I’m upset about something- even if I hurt someone because they did something wrong- it doesn’t erase the fact that I hurt them. We are still responsible to how we react to bad situations. We are still responsible for not reacting in an overly inflated way. 

Sometimes people will focus on how those that they’re attacking have more of a responsibility to be good people. That they are but mere bloggers, screaming into the void. They can’t possibly be accountable for how they behave. 

“I’m tired of talking about how bad the fans are, we should be focusing on what they did wrong!”

It creates an atmosphere in which an honest mistake from a well known person is much more crucifiable than the purposeful cruelty of the fans. We’re discouraged from criticizing popular blogs because the person they’re attacking has a wider audience and larger consequences for mistakes, as if popular bloggers don’t reach and influence thousands of people and as if we aren’t allowed to shape the way our own community functions.

Meanwhile, people who genuinely value morality and social activism fall prey to this thinking. They’ll even join in on the action, because they think it’s a moral act. 

Rebellion, somehow. Righteous fire. 

It’s a twisted mindset that spreads because people are afraid to be on the wrong side of morality.

Even people who really think the reaction is “too far” are quiet about it because they agree with the fact that what the offending celebrity did was wrong, and see that the level of vitriol for them now is overwhelming.

This is how I imagine that people who believe Melissa and Jeremy’s words to be homophobic but who do not think a couple of mistakes makes someone pure evil are relating to the current tumblr dialogue: 

“Wow this thing was homophobic!”

“Huh, yeah, I agree. Maybe not intentionally, but yeah.”

“That means this person is homophobic!”

“Uh, well, not sure I’d go that far-”

“Oh and look at this other somewhat problematic thing they did a while ago”

“Hmm well that’s bad, but not everyone outside of social activism gets that that’s a bad thing, so I can see-”

“Wow did you hear that this person also has an opinion about the show that I disagree with! What the fuck is wrong with them?”

“Oh. Well I actually agree with them in that situation but-”

“Omg they think that their character is like this! Do they know them at all??? What kind of terrible actor doesn’t know their character?”

“Well that’s a pretty common way that people are reading this character. Just because you-”

“Here’s some conjecture about their personal life that I imagine happened that paints them in a bad light.”

“Well, you don’t know that, but either way you shouldn’t be diving into their personal-”

“Oh and here’s a totally real story from an anon about someone they know who knew this person in the past and says they were a jerk at this one point-”

And it becomes too much. If you don’t really love the actor, really love their character, you either extract yourself from the group or you ignore the opinions you disagree with. 

It becomes quite clear that these people want to feel this way and won’t be changing any time soon.

And the more there seems to be a consensus about the issue, the less willing people are to speak out, for fear of rejection.

The Spiral of Silence theory is a good way to explain it:

To avoid isolation, people tend to refrain from publicly stating their views on controversial matters when they perceive that doing so would attract criticism, scorn, laughter, or other signs of disapproval. 

Conversely, those who sense that their opinions will meet with approval tend to voice them fearlessly and at times vociferously. 

Indeed, speaking out in such a way tends to enhance the threat of isolation faced by supporters of the opposing position, reinforcing their sense of being alone. 

Thus a spiraling process begins, the dominant camp becoming ever louder and more self-confident while the other camp becomes increasingly silent.

Importantly, the spiral of silence occurs only in connection with controversial issues that have a strong moral component. What triggers a person’s fear of isolation is the belief that others will consider him or her not merely mistaken but morally bad. Accordingly, issues that lack a moral component or on which there is general consensus leave no room for a spiral of silence.

Additionally, I believe that if someone does speak out against the (perceived) majority, it is most likely to be someone who is very strongly opposing of it.

A person who believes “It isn’t homophobic at all! They are innocent!” is more likely to voice their disagreements than “Okay I agree with your assessment of the situation but I think maybe we’re being too harsh…”

So the “minority”- who could technically very well be the quiet majority (people with middle-ground opinions just don’t get as many followers)- stays quiet. 

They might even change their minds to agree with the “majority”, over time. 

Believing that the mindset of the group that you belong to is wrong is psychologically uncomfortable, so it is not uncommon for someone to try to adjust their thinking to fit those they feel connected to.

So, eventually, the only people who are speaking at all are those “majorities” who hate these people. Or those who act like they do for notes.

And then this thinking escalates amongst those still talking about it (remember: because it’s fun for them and they want to milk it for as long as possible) and it quickly translates to hating their character, once they’ve temporarily run out of material to be angry with the actor for.

So, back to your concern, how long until, “it’s hard to look at Melissa as Kara right now, because of how I fear she might feel about gay people” becomes something like “Mon-El is abusive, but Kara can choke so whatever” ?

(And on that note, one should consider how much they really wanted to protect Kara Danvers’ characterization from Mon-El’s influence, and how much was just a part of their hate-hobby.)

Maybe it won’t go that far. I hope it doesn’t. I hope people come to their senses about this.

But it’s escalated even since yesterday, when I started making this post. The language being used to describe Melissa when she is speaking normally, about normal things that some people have a difference of opinion on, is abhorrent. 


So if you’re just trying to enjoy fandom in a peaceful and creative way, I encourage you to watch how the people you interact with react when something negative happens.

Are they disheartened? Crushed? Are they considering leaving the show and it’s fandom? Writing serious essays about how they’re hurt?

…Or do they come alive?

Are they incredibly angry, and then making jokes immediately? Memes and edits and creative content more so than they do on a peaceful day? Do you get the sense that they aren’t going anywhere, for a long time, even though they don’t seem to enjoy anything about the show?

Then you might be better off unfollowing them.

Of course, not everyone who makes a joke about negative things is thus enjoying it. It makes people feel better to make light of situations as well as to express anger, and doing so doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re drama-seeking.

And sometimes people slip into the mob more than they would like to have, retrospectively. Say cruel things that they regret later. 

It happens, and tumblr can be a persuasive and pervasive place. 

If you follow someone who initially reblogs some slightly overly hateful things, but who then backs off after the first wave, they probably aren’t the kind of person who is fueled by anger. 

I’ve seen a lot of people I considered to be level-headed get wrapped up in overly aggressive, black and white thinking during the initial reaction to events.

But then sometimes, a couple of weeks later, they’ll post a tentative “Anyone else still wanna kinda like this thing, even though we said it was bad before?” and they’ll get enough approval via reblogs to feel like it’s okay to go back to normal.

Some blogs quietly sort themselves out, in the end.

And if you’re one of those people who goes overboard occasionally, I get it. 

You’re hurt and you didn’t realize that the basis for the fan reaction that you were involved in was morally shallow. That the people you were supporting were not righteously furious, but using righteousness as an excuse to be furious.

But remember the message here: people make mistakes. It’s the patterns that really tell you who they are.

And I think we can be better. Have better patterns, as a group.


In the end, I encourage you to point out when a reaction is too harsh, toward anyone. Even if it’s difficult. Even if you agree that what the person did was pretty bad.

Agreeing that “black and white thinking” is bad can feel like you’re lowering your standards for morality. But I promise, you can still value the things that you value and loathe the things that go against it, without condemning someone’s entire personhood based on a mistake or a handful of mistakes regarding those things.

Even big mistakes.

People are complicated. We are all made up of really good things and really bad things.

It’s easy to believe that someone is wholly bad when they screw up.

The hard part, the part that will ultimately ground you and help you mature, is realizing that someone can have some really bad parts within them and still be good people. (I encourage you to remember that when thinking about yourself, as well.)

The trick is recognizing the difference between when people are making honest mistakes that unintentionally hurt people, and when they’re willfully behaving a certain way because they want to hurt people (or don’t care that they will). 

And further, between when people are lashing out because they’re hurt and when people are inventing hurt to be able to lash out.

These distinctions will help you realize who you can guide or trust to work their issues out on their own when they slip up, and who you should distance yourself from.

Some very vocal portions of the fandom are, unfortunately, the latter.

hiighnooning  asked:

Hey first off I'm IN LOVE WITH ALL YOUR ART I think it's so gorgeous! I was wondering if you were going to put any of your other merch (pins, keychains, posters, etc) in your store? I live on the west coast and can't travel much but I really wanna have a chance to buy some stuff from you! I already have your mchanzo zine and I read it frequently to brighten up my day!

THANK U!!!

i talked a lil about this on twitter but i guess i never really did here oops lmao SO

i’ll start adding other stuff to my shop after my next con, animenext! some stuff won’t be added (specifically hanzo titty buttons and mchanzo keychains, maybe other keychains depending on con sales) bc they’re rly limited quantity at the moment, but i’ll try to stock them eventually. everything else will slowly trickle into my shop in the next couple months. i’m being really slow and careful about stocking my shop bc i work full time and do cons on top of that so i don’t wanna take overload my schedule!! or else i’ll have no free time to draw hanzo :(

thanks for the patience and i’m gr8ful for everyone’s support wahahaha