i was never a fan of buster

#1 [Corey Graves]

Requested, #1: “Who decided you were in charge of the TV remote?” (Prompt from here.)

Word Count: 1,206

Author note: Fluffy and kind but stressful topics. Based off some struggles I’ve watched the mothers in my life go through. (This has barely been proofread. Womp.)

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Being a mother was never a dream or life goal you had growing up. You’d never planned to have children, necessarily. It wasn’t that you didn’t want them, but you felt you had a lot more to contribute to the world and accomplish in your life outside of producing more humans.

So when you’d been with Corey for about two years, and you’d found yourself pregnant, you had a bit of a meltdown over it.

Corey, well, he had been exceptionally excited.

“Hell yeah! Kids are so cool. We can raise this awesome person that’s gonna do good shit in the world and not be an asshole.”

His enthusiasm for your pregnancy became infectious over time. So by the time you were in active labor, you were beyond anxious and excited to meet your daughter.

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Yesterday I went to the theatre and I saw “Sing” with a friend of mine. 

I really enjoyed it. The movie reminded me of Zootopia: both films have similarities but it’s also true that they are different. The main point is that Zootopia is “a world built by animals for animals” while SIng is more a human world with animals instead. 

All those cute and fluffy animals are just adorable and illumination entertainment movies have (almost) never disappointed me. 

I was sorry for Buster Moon (aka one of the most cutest koalas in the universe) all the time, I mean I really hated seeing him unhappy because of his theatre. Anyway we get cute animals singing and dancing the entire time so if you’re a fan of walking-talking animated animal movies , watch it!

5 Things Twilight Did for the YA World

We’ve crossed over into a decade since Twilight first hit shelves. Since then, sparkling vampires have popped up in movies, spin-offs, posters, trading cards, and boatloads of other merchandise. While some people make a sport out of bashing the billion-dollar franchise, there’s no ignoring the ripple it made in the world of YA. Like:

Paving the road for other YA film adaptations. Just take a peek at the box office. It’s a sea of Katniss Everdeens, Beatrice Priors, Clary Frays and Percy Jacksons. After Hollywood heavyweights realised teens – and adults too – would flock to cinemas to see their favourite bookish worlds translated onto the big screen, the floodgates flew open to allow a slew of awesome film adaptations.

Popularizing the vampire thing. Sure, bloodsuckers have been swooping around since Bela Lugosi splashed on some pale make-up in the old Dracula flicks, but for the most part, the trend didn’t catch on in the teenage market until Edward waltzed onto screens. Following its release in 2005, Twilight marked the start of something of a renaissance for fanged fiends. Since then, authors have been cashing in on the undead obsession.

Promoting YA fiction as a whole. Granted, not to the same extent of J. K. Rowling, who introduced the world to teenage wizards and witches at a boarding school, giving rise to the YA genre as we know it today. Still, Twilight was a gateway drug for countless teens, and an undeniably important to many schools’ reading lists.  

Spawning some of the most popular tropes in YA. Two words: love triangle. Yeah, it’s been done to death, but love it or hate it, it’s a nifty plot tool, and effective when done right. Again, it’s been around for a while (Pride and Prejudice springs to mind) but it was Twilight that spotlighted it, for better or worse. And while we’re at it, instalove snags an honourable mention.

Yielding fan fiction. There are hundreds of thousands of stories floating around out there, and a sizeable chunk of them are Twilight-related. For instance, on the main fan fiction site, there are over 200,000 items under the Twilight subheading alone. Some are erotic, some are crossovers, some are genre-busters, and some… some are just plain weird. Nonetheless, it’s awesome to see legions of writers cutting their teeth and building fan bases through their own re-imaginings.

Truth time. I’m not a fan of the Twilight craze. I could never shake the feeling that it glorified fatalistic relationships, something which makes me a little queasy. Not to mention purple prose gives me a headache. That said, I’m more about celebrating readers than tearing them down. But that’s just me.

Yeah, I’m a feminist who is not all about the Ghost Busters Reboot.

So there has been a bit of talk about the Angry Video Game Nerd not going to review the new Ghost Busters Movie, and of course people are screaming its sexist and unfair and of course, calling the Nerd out as being a horrible man baby. Now, I am a feminist. I am always glad when we have new Female Led entertainment out in the world. I’m a fan of Melissa Mccarthy (I loved the movie Spy: It was amazing, and it needs a sequel). I also love Ghost Busters, and I love the Nerd, so here a few thoughts:

A. The nerd is not remotely sexist. I have watched him for -years- and watched just about every single video he has done for game reviews, and a few of the retrospectives he has done. He’s nuanced, intelligent, and yes, crass, but a lot of the time its funny and honestly, he is -never- insulting towards any specific group or remotely sexist, racist, or any “ist”.

B. As a feminist, I’m really not sure I’m on board with the idea of taking popular franchises and rebooting them with all female casts. I don’t think it really helps women in Hollywood get innovative, creative roles - I think it just helps Hollywood be extremely lazy in not creating new material. And honestly, the GhostBusters reboot essentially says to me “ We don’t think an original content movie with a female cast is going to make money, so we are just going to slap a popular franchise on it so we can make people happy.” If women are going to make headway in Hollywood - it needs to be original, honest works. I know that the actresses in Ghost Busters are giving it their all, so I don’t fault them, but I just think the whole thing is Malarkey.

C. I hate reboots for the most part (At least when it comes to live action movies. Anime/Cartoons are a different story). There have been a few reboots that were good: Dark Knight, Dredd (With Carl Urban. The Judge Dredd with Stallone was crap. (BTW, Carl Urban’s Dredd should get a sequel). Star Trek was good, but I don’t think it was better. Star Wars vastly improved upon the prequels but I don’t know if its really better than a new hope. But for the most part, movie reboots are crud).

D. Honestly, if we are going to get pissed off about female not being represented in media - lets focus the attention on the MRA’s, and the actual sexists who are trying to push women back into the 1950’s. Not a dude who does really good reviews on video games AND does Charity for the Shriners organization that helped his daughter gain mobility in her arm after she suffered nerve damage during birth.

Sherlock special will be a Prequel

Of ghosts and hair dye: the Sherlock special will be a prequel

Let’s play deductions:

Oh the Sherlock tumblr fandom loves to play deductions.  What can we deduce thus far about what the show runners might have in store for us? … I am convinced we’re getting a prequel.

- In the past we have been given ‘one word’ clues that give us a snapshot of each of the coming episodes.  This time around we have received only one clue word from Mark Gatiss:  ghosts.   And he says it applies not only to the special but to season 4 in general.  I know many people reasoned 'Christmas special’ + 'ghosts’ = 'A Christmas Carol’ but I think the clue word is figurative not literal.  After all, this is not 'Supernatural’ - we won’t be seeing any literal ghosts.  Our characters however do have ghosts; skeletons in their closets – lives before we met them in S1.  I firmly believe the special will be a prequel or at the very least heavily feature flashbacks to provide a backstory.

- Our first glimpse of Sherlock and John from the show runners has them in Victorian costume.  We’ve been told since the inception of BBC Sherlock that what propelled Moffat and Gatiss to make yet another rendition of 'Sherlock Holmes’ was their desire to have present day audiences experience the character as Victorian audiences knew him – strip away the historical garments & sets and modernize the characters.  Now a Victorian episode?  pfft … won’t happen.  True, that photo depicts Sherlock and John from the past (waaaay passed).  Our special will feature our beloved characters as they once were, but not in the 1890’s.  I suspect about 5 years prior to S1.   (Victorian promo photo)

- Mark has told us to 'expect the unexpected’; that the special will give us the last thing we expect.  His most recent clue intimated at something coming from the opposite direction - “east wind … coming from the west”  (Mark’s latest hint) .  Sooo many fans, sooo many head canons, sooo many expectations – but one assumption I never questioned? – that the next episode we would be presented with would follow His Last Vow chronologically.  Whether we got to watch Sherlock walk out of that plane and scoop John up in his arms or we jumped straight into the sitting room of 221b, any scenario I conceived of was set after His Last Vow.  Dead opposite of time moving forward? go backwards.  Go to the beginning.

- Other tasty tidbits we’ve received?  Director Douglas Mackinnon gave us a pic of Buster Keaton reading a book on ‘how to be a detective’ (Mackinnon’s Buster Keaton clue) and gives observant fans the nod by retweeting when they surmise we’ll be seeing 'the ghosts of Sherlock’s past’ and learning how it is that 'a victorian character ended up here in the first place’.  (Mackinnon retweets) 

- What cinched it for me?  What convinced me we’ll be getting a prequel? HAIR.  Rupert Graves and Martin Freeman both with obviously darker hair (when would they have had darker hair? when they were younger).  Our mop-headed main character?  Benedict’s hair just isn’t long enough for Sherlock, as those of us who love those curls have been bemoaning.  Did Sherlock have shorter hair in the past?  Maybe. It is conceivable that back when he was a druggie he let himself go, à la Shezza.  Perhaps Benedict will don a scraggly wig like the one he sported for Richard III filming.  Even Amanda has ’ Hair News’, getting her hair dyed for Mary.  We haven’t seen the result yet … what colour will it be? The blond of present Mary or the brunette of Assassin Mary.

If they do give us a prequel that informs our understandings of Sherlock, Mycroft, John, Mary, Sholto, Moriarty and Mummy & Daddy Holmes what a treat we have in store for us.