i'm at work right now i shouldn't be doing this but whatever

What went down in Moana
  • Gramma Tala: imma terrify the s**t out of some little kids
  • Chief Tui: you're a very bad example for my daughter
  • Gramma Tala: ikr
  • Moana: *is cute and helpless, wanders to the ocean*
  • Sea turtle: *is cute and helpless, fails to wander to ocean*
  • Moana: holy s**t birds, don't eat the turtle
  • Birds: fine, whatevs
  • Ocean: thanks for the turtle Moana
  • Moana: no prob
  • Ocean: I am the last waterbender from the southern water tribe, and I—
  • Moana: skip the exposition please
  • Ocean: ok yeah, anyway you helped the turtle and so you're definitely worthy of this incredibly important and dangerous magical artifact
  • Moana: kk cool, imma drop it on the beach
  • Ocean: no come back you little s**t!
  • Gramma Tala: ooh, shiny!
  • Tamatoa: did somebody say shiny?
  • Gramma Tala: not yet Tamatoa, go away
  • Chief Tui: hey Moana, wanna hear a song?
  • Moana: sure, as long as it's during a montage
  • Chief Tui: hey Moana, come and see this big stack of rocks that every chief put here
  • Moana: wait, so every chief we've ever had has placed a rock here?
  • Chief Tui: yeah
  • Moana: and what happens if a future plot point suggests that not every chief lived on this island?
  • Chief Tui: ok, go away now
  • Heihei: *eats an entire f**king rock*
  • Villagers: yo some serious s**t is happening to everything
  • Moana: this is definitely related to the one obscure legend my grandmother told me ten years ago
  • Chief Tui: Moana don't you f**king dare
  • Moana: *f**king dares and also wrecks her boat*
  • Gramma Tala: whatever just happened, blame it on the pig
  • Ocean: no, defs blame it on Moana
  • Moana: what are you doing, Gramma Tala?
  • Gramma Tala: I'm crazy, so go into this cave
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: hey Moana, we were voyagers
  • Moana: thanks Lin-Manuel Miranda!
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: no prob!
  • Moana: hey Gramma Tala, we were voyagers!
  • Gramma Tala: yeah, no s**t
  • Moana: hey Dad, we were voyagers!
  • Chief Tui: f**k you Moana
  • Moana: so how do you explain that stack of rocks
  • Chief Tui: I don't?
  • Gramma Tala: *conveniently dies*
  • Moana: welp, bye
  • Ocean: oh no, not you little s**t again
  • Moana: f**k you ocean
  • Ocean: here have a big f**king thunderstorm
  • Moana: *wrecks her boat, again*
  • Moana: fish pee in you, all day
  • Ocean: bacteria s**t in your mouth, all day
  • Maui: A boat!
  • Moana: holy s**t who are you?
  • Maui: I'm glad you asked because I wrote a song about that
  • Moana: I don't f**king care
  • Maui: well, I'm stealing your boat
  • Moana: does that boat even work? I wrecked it
  • Maui: idk, bye now
  • Ocean: *puts Moana on the boat*
  • Moana: you wanna come on my quest
  • Maui: no
  • Moana: please
  • Maui: ok fine
  • Kakamora: *attack*
  • Ocean: *smashes Kakamora boats together*
  • Moana: that was convenient
  • Ocean: ikr
  • Maui: you wanna get my fishhook
  • Moana: oh hell yes
  • Maui: here's a cliff, don't climb it
  • Moana: *climbs it, doesn't die*
  • Maui: here's a thousand foot drop to the realm of monsters, don't jump off it
  • Moana: *jumps off it, doesn't die*
  • Maui: here's a giant carnivorous plant, don't jump in its mouth
  • Moana: *jumps in its mouth, doesn't die*
  • Maui: here's a terrifying sloth monster, don't antagonize it
  • Moana: *antagonizes it, doesn't die*
  • Tamatoa: HEY GUYS
  • Moana: do you wanna talk about yourself?
  • Tamatoa: ok let's begin with the fact that I'm a fabulous shiny shimmering cinnamon roll
  • Maui: you're really not all that great
  • Tamatoa: m*********er I sparkle with the light of a million stars
  • Maui: my bragging song is better than yours
  • Tamatoa: I don't care because I'm f**kin beautiful
  • Maui: Tamatoa x Reader fanfiction exists and it's terrifying
  • Tamatoa: HOLY S**T WHAT?!
  • Maui: ok he's distracted, imma stealin my hook
  • Tamatoa: WHY WOULD ANYBODY WRITE THAT?!
  • Moana: ok, we got out of there
  • Maui: you should have died at least twenty times in there
  • Moana: ikr
  • Maui: my hook's not working btw
  • Moana: only an act of true love can repair a broken hook
  • Maui: nope, got it!
  • Moana: ok nevermind, wrong movie
  • Maui: so here's a lava monster, let's fight it
  • Te Kā: *throws fire, breaks Maui's hook*
  • Moana: only an act of true love can repair—
  • Maui: forget it, bye now
  • Gramma Tala: hey Moana, here's some important advice for you
  • Moana: thanks, I'm going to fight the lava monster now
  • Gramma Tala: wait, what? that's just stupid
  • Moana: and you shouldn't be giving me advice on how to stay alive if you can't even manage that yourself
  • Gramma Tala: bye now
  • Moana: *goes to fight Te Kā*
  • Maui: hey I'm still here
  • Moana: good 'cause imma die out here
  • Maui: go find Te Fiti
  • Moana: Te Fiti isn't here
  • Te Kā: YES I AM
  • Moana: oh hey that's convenient
  • Ocean: *moseses*
  • Moana: *does an epic walk*
  • Te Kā: *does a frantic monster crawl*
  • Moana: *keeps walking*
  • Te Kā: *doesn't kill Moana for some reason*
  • Moana: here's your heart back
  • *everything is magically fixed*
  • Maui: hey Te Fiti, sorry for f**king up all the s**t
  • Te Fiti: I could smite the ever-loving s**t out of you rn
  • Maui: please don't
  • Te Fiti: fine
  • Moana: imma go home now
  • Maui: so we're getting a sequel, right?
  • Moana: nope, they're making a second Frozen
  • ROLL CREDITS
Blue Neighbourhood sentence starters
  • "You were trying to wear me down."
  • "I guess it's all working out now."
  • "There's still too long to the weekend."
  • "Too long since I've been a fool."
  • "Never knew loving could hurt this good."
  • "When you look like that, I've never ever wanted to be so bad."
  • "You're driving me wild."
  • "You're all I think about."
  • "Kiss me on the mouth and set me free."
  • "I can be the subject of your dreams."
  • "Don't you want to see a man up close?"
  • "Kiss me on the mouth and set me free, but please don't bite."
  • "You can coax the cold right out of me."
  • "I'm pulling on your heart to push my luck."
  • "Who's got any time for growin' up?"
  • "I am tired of this place."
  • "I hope people change."
  • "I need time to replace what I gave away."
  • "My hopes, they are high, I must keep them small."
  • "Though I try to resist, I still want it all."
  • "Everything is shattering and it's my mistake."
  • "Only fools fall for you."
  • "Our lives don't collide, I'm aware of this."
  • "I don't give a fuck, I'm not giving up, I still want it all."
  • "My home has never felt this far."
  • "All this driving is driving me crazy."
  • "All this moving is proving to get the best of me."
  • "Take me back to the basics and the simple life."
  • "Tell me all of the things that make you feel at ease."
  • "I can't help feeling like I'm all alone."
  • "I never ever thought that I would say, I'm afraid of the life that I've made."
  • "I'd rather be spitting blood than have this silence fuck me up."
  • "I'd rather be black and blue than accept that you withdrew."
  • "Just tell me... say anything."
  • "Anything hurts less than the quiet."
  • "I used to be the one you'd come to when it'd all go to shit."
  • "I don't wanna walk away, but you left me no choice."
  • "Only talking to myself here."
  • "I don't keep love around."
  • "When we tried it, we were a fire with no smoke."
  • "When I close my eyes, I still see your ghost."
  • "'Distance makes the heart grow fonder', said by someone stronger than me."
  • "I wanna sleep next to you, but that's all I wanna do right now."
  • "I wanna come home to you."
  • "I'd rather fuel a fantasy than deal with this alone."
  • "I wanna hold hands with you."
  • "I wanna get close to you 'cause your hands and lips still know their way around."
  • "The less time that I spend with you, the less you need to heal."
  • "I'm not the one, if we're honest."
  • "I was just trying to be cool."
  • "I was just trying to be like you."
  • "I'm a spark and you're a boom."
  • "What am I supposed to do?"
  • "I love, but I don't."
  • "I'm lying through my teeth."
  • "Without changing a part of me, how do I get to heaven?"
  • "All my time is wasted feeling like my heart's mistaken."
  • "What if we run away?"
  • "My youth is yours."
  • "As the smile fell from your face, I fell with it."
  • "The truth is that I'm sorry."
  • "I'm just some dumb kid trying to kid myself that I got my shit together."
  • "So go... before I start to miss any part of this and change my mind."
  • "I'm just a lost boy not ready to be found."
  • "We knew from the beginning that this wasn't never ending."
  • "Shouldn't stay too long 'cause we're both too young to give into forever."
  • "So what are you waiting for, 'cause someone could love you more."
  • "We are runnin' so fast and we never look back."
  • "Whatever I lack, you make up."
  • "We make a really good team."
  • "We got this crazy chemistry between us."
  • "Making new clichés on our own little tour."
  • "You don't have to say I love you to say I love you."
  • "Don't need money, all I need is you."
  • "We try staying up late, but we both are light weights."
  • "Yeah we get off our face too easy."
  • "We take jokes way too far."
  • "Sometimes living's too hard."
  • "We're like two halves of one heart."
  • "All I need is you."
  • "We can get married tonight if you really wanna."
  • "If you break this lil' heart, it'd be an honor."
  • "The boys fix their cars and girls eat it up."
  • "Loving's so good when love is young."
  • "There's so much history in these streets."
  • "There's so much history in my head; the people I've left, the ones that I've kept."
  • "Have you heard me on the radio? Did you turn it up?"
  • "It seems I'm never letting go of suburbia."
  • "Can't help but feel I've lost what's mine."
  • "They all say that nothing ever changes."
  • "Scared, my love, you'll go."
  • "Too good to be good for me."
  • "It's just for tonight."
  • "I'm wasted on you."
  • "Life, it's hard, I know."
  • "All your lights are red, but I'm green to go."
  • "Used to see you high, now you're only low."
  • "Anything it takes to make you stay."
  • "Only seeing myself when I'm looking up at you."
  • "I can't say no."
  • "Swore I'd never lose control."
  • "I fell in love with a heart that beats so slow."
  • "I know you're seeing black and white, so I'll paint you a clear blue sky."
  • "I just wanna be at the start of after loving you."
  • "I can't outrun what's coming after me."
  • "Tell me how I'm gonna feel less secure when I look at you."

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm considering selling fanart at conventions but I'm stuck between using my real name or my url/alias. Followers know me as my url since I don't advertise my real name. I'd prefer to avoid real life peeps keeping up with my online stuff (because of the occasional nsfw piece) - but recently I'm beginning to think I shouldn't care too much. Or should I save my real name for original art in future? Did you have a similar dilemma? Any opinions on the pros/cons of either option? Thank you! ^^

That’s a really good question! I’ve also been thinking about this a lot as I get more involved in doing artist alleys. Right now, there are three aspects I think about when thinking about my artist name:

Marketing

  • An alias may be more marketable. My real name is quite boring and short, which (I suspect) makes it easy for me to be confused with other people. For that reason, it benefits me to choose an alias that is unique and memorable (but of course, the catch is that I have to choose a good one!)
  • An alias is hard to change. You’re stuck with your real name anyway (well, for the most part); with an alias, you may be tempted to change it later for whatever reason (new types of art, new interests, etc.). It’s hard to convert your followers over to following a new username/brand, but you won’t have this problem with your real name. You’ll always be you!

Privacy

  • An alias helps separate your art life and personal life. Your alias can become kind of a code – by letting only people you want to let know in on what your alias is, you can sort of control who knows about your art life and who doesn’t. This only works to a degree though, as the more people know about your art life increases, so will the likelihood of them telling other about it (word of mouth exposure is a good thing, just hard to control!). Your alias becomes something you can build emails/website domains/other contact info around, letting you separate correspondence and money appropriately as well.
  • An alias makes it harder to find/stalk you. This only works if you’re very vigilant about never exposing anything about your personal life. In my experience, though, this is difficult because I find that my personal life shows through in my art anyway (in my comics, for example!). I’ve never had something like this happen (and hopefully it never will) – I just refrain from posting any info I wouldn’t want to post online anyway.

Legal

  • Copyright may be harder to enforce with an alias. This sort of relates to the fact that your real name won’t change, while your alias might – art you produced under a different alias than the one you use now or in the future may make it difficult to track down as belonging to you.

My approach? I put my real name on my business cards and in informational blurbs on social media profiles, but brand everything under my alias (jojostory). In other words, “jojostory” is the name of my business, and “joy kim” is me, the person running the business. I find this strikes a pretty good balance between marketing (I have a unique brand name that is traceable to me) and privacy (some people know me as jojostory, others know me as joy who is a gal who does art). If I choose to register jojostory as an LLC or anything like that, it might have legal power as well, but I’d have to do more research on that!

Unfortunately, I don’t do NSFW stuff so I can’t give any specific advice on that, sorry! Maybe other AA friends out there have thoughts or experiences they can share?

Himawari and Neji (warning- feels overload)
  • -Hinata and Himawari are visiting Neji's grave-
  • Hinata: Okay Himawari, it's time to go- say goodbye to Your Oji-San.
  • Hima: bye-bye Oji-San! Enjoy the flowers!
  • -walking back home-
  • Himawari: Mama, how did Oji-San die?
  • Hinata: ...Your Oji-San was the smartest, best person I ever knew. He helped me train when I was younger, helped me develop my own jutsu so I could become stronger. In the war...He gave his life to save mine. *starts tearing up* He was selfless- to the very end. And you know what Hima?
  • Himawari: *listening intently* What?
  • Hinata: in the end- he was smiling. He was happy- to have died for his comrades. In the end... He found peace.
  • Himawari: Oji-San sounds amazing mama. *hugs and wipes Hinata's tears* was he really as smart as papa keeps saying he was?
  • Hinata: he really was Hima. He was a genius. But more importantly- he also had a good heart.
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  • -at home-
  • Himawari: ugh I can't figure out this puzzle... Nee-San's no good with this stuff and papa's working... Mama's talking to Sakura Oba-San. I shouldn't disturb.
  • *has an idea*
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  • Hinata: Thanks for coming, Sakura Chan.
  • Sakura: haha, it was no problem, Hinata! Oh! Could I say hi to Hima before leaving?
  • Hinata: sure- she's in her room solving this puzzle that Shikamaru bought for her. It's a little advanced *laughs
  • -both go to the room and find Himawari is missing-
  • Hinata: Himawari! Himawari if you are hiding come out NOW Mama wants to talk to you!
  • Sakura: I... I don't think she's here Hinata....
  • Hinata: *pales* b-but... Where...
  • Sakura: come on- let's tell the others. We need to find her- now. She's daughter of the Hokage. This is not good.
  • -everyone starts looking for Himawari as the news spreads-
  • Naruto: Himawari!! HIMAWARIIIIIIIII!!!!!
  • Sasuke: Naruto... We'll find her. It's okay.
  • Naruto: I just... I don't want anything to happen to her 'tebbayo.
  • Sasuke: Nothing will. I promise you.
  • Bolt's voice: Hey! Dad! Sasuke Oji-San!! Found her!!
  • Naruto: that was Bolt! Let's go!
  • *both run towards the noise*
  • ---------------
  • Himawari is talking to Neji's grave.
  • Himawari: so, Oji-San, I knew you wouldn't be able to reply, but maybe if I sat nearby, you could help... In whatever way you could, and you did! *smiles* After hearing the stories about you... I really like you , Oji-San!!
  • -Naruto and Hinata tackle her at the same time, while Sasuke, Sakura, Sarada and Bolt watch a few feet away-
  • NARUHINA: BOLT- I mean HIMAWARI! What were you THINKING?! you could have been killed 'ttebayo!! Don't EVER do that again!!!
  • Himawari: but... I-I just... Wanted help with my puzzle...
  • Sarada: why did you come HERE?
  • Sakura: isn't this Neji's...
  • Naruto: ...yeah.
  • Hinata: why did you run to Nee-San's grave, Hima?
  • Himawari: Mama, after you told me about Oji-San, I got stuck in that puzzle Shikamaru Sama gave me. I just thought... *smiles* Oji-San is so smart! Maybe he can help me!
  • Sarada: Uuuh, but he's-
  • Sasuke: COUGH COUGH COUGH Sarada no.
  • Sarada: oooookay.
  • Hinata: .... Oh. Hima... He-he can't help you anymore, Hima. He's... not going to come back- you know that right?
  • Himawari: Of course I do! But can't you feel it mama?
  • Naruto: Feel what, Himawari?
  • Himawari: papa, mama, whenever I come to Oji-San's grave with any of you, I can tell- you get really sad! But... I also feel- even though nothing is there- like there are warm arms wrapping around me, around all of us. I am sure that is Oji-San! That's why I... Really like Oji-San!
  • *she shows the puzzle to a shocked Naruhina and Sasusaku family*
  • Himawari: and look! Right after I came here, I was able to finish the puzzle. I could feel Oji-San's arms around me, guiding me.
  • Hinata: oh, Hima. *leans down and hugs her, tears in her eyes*
  • -Bolt sees Hima 'hogging' mama and runs forward, launching himself into the hug. Naruto smiles widely and leans down, pulling all three into one big hug-
  • Himawari: can you feel it?
  • Naruto: yeah... Yeah I can.
  • *all go back home, laughing and smiling. Hima looks back. She can see the grave in the distance*
  • Himawari: *smiles* Bye, Oji-San. I'll see you soon. *turns and walks with her family*
  • -back at the grave, Neji leans against the stone. He is smiling(yes I'm doing this to you)-
  • Neji: You're becoming more and more lovely as the days go by Himawari. You looks just like your mama- with a little bit of that Baka mixed in. *laughs* I look forward to seeing you again...
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  • A/N PHEW. that was a LONG one. Tell me if ur feeling the feels cuz I am
Basically Civil War
  • Wanda: (sitting in cafe) Uh, should I say something that explains my powers to the people who didn't see Age of Ultron?
  • Nat: Yeah, may as well. Speaking of which, do I have a forced romantic subplot in this movie?
  • Sam: Nope, I can't see one.
  • Nat: Oh, thank god.
  • ------------------------------
  • Steve: Wanda, just like we practiced.
  • Wanda: What about the gas?
  • Steve: Get it out. (jumps in)
  • Wanda: Uh, Steve, shouldn't I have gotten the gas out before you jumped in there?
  • Steve: Don't worry, this is just a super soldier power that was never set up before now.
  • ----------------------------
  • Steve: You're going to jail, Skeletor. Sam said that would be a good joke, I don't personally get it.
  • Crossbones: OK, good joke, but hear me out: Bucky.
  • Steve: Shit, you've got me.
  • Crossbones: And now you're going to die.
  • Wanda: Don't worry I've got this.
  • Wanda: (throws the bomb at a building, killing several people, setting the whole plot of the film in motion)
  • Wanda: I don't got this.
  • -----------------------------
  • Tony: Ah, today seems to be going well. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Vague parent: Hello, your discount Skynet murdered my son.
  • Tony: Fuck, I thought the guilt tripping thing was over.
  • -----------------------------
  • Steve: Wanda, it's not your fault.
  • Wanda: Steve, it is absolutely my fault.
  • Steve: I know, I'm just trying to make you feel better.
  • Vision: (phases into room) I'm here to steal the movie. And also Wanda's heart.
  • Wanda: Vision, I love you, but please stop doing this.
  • Steve: Wait, has he done this before?
  • Vision: The last time this happened, I walked in on Wanda-
  • Wanda: STOP RIGHT THERE!
  • ------------------------------
  • General Ross: Hello, Avengers. I'm here to fuck everything up.
  • Wanda: Who the fuck are you?
  • General Ross: I was in the Hulk movie where Bruce looked like the guy from Fight Club.
  • Nat: Yeah, that was weird.
  • -----------------------------
  • Tony: I'm here to support the American government gain further control over superhero activity as I believe it is necessary.
  • Steve: That's odd, I'm here to fight against government control as I no longer trust them.
  • Tony: Yeah, it feels like our points of view should be reversed.
  • Steve: That says a lot about how we've progressed as characters. (receives text) Shit.
  • Tony: Language. What is it?
  • Steve: A side development to break the audience's hearts. We've got a lot of those.
  • ----------------------------
  • Steve: OK, Steve, keep it together. Hopefully Sharon Carter won't be in this, and you won't have to go through a creepy romantic sub plot.
  • Sharon: Hi, I'm here to quote the comic and kiss super soldiers.
  • Steve: Goddammit.
  • ----------------------------
  • Nat: Well, I'm here, something big is going to go down.
  • T'Challa: Hi, I'm the first black superhero on screen.
  • Nat: Wait, what about Falcon? Or War Machine?
  • T'Challa: They're sidekicks, they don't count in the same way.
  • Nat: OK, nice to meet you. Are any of your parents in this movie?
  • T'Challa: Yes, why?
  • Nat: Uh, let's just say you're story arc will involve revenge.
  • ----------------------------
  • Wanda: Why are you cooking?
  • Vision: I believe this is meant to set us up as a romantic couple.
  • Wanda: Well, it's working. Maybe Marvel have learned their lesson from Age of Ultron.
  • Vision: I believe Sharon and Steve also have a romantic sub-plot.
  • Wanda: Spoke too soon.
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  • Nat: Steve, whatever you do, don't go after Bucky.
  • Steve: Sure thing Nat. (hangs up) Sam, we're going after Bucky.
  • Sam: The dude tried to kill us multiple times.
  • Steve: Yeah, but he's cute AF.
  • Sam: Fine.
  • -------------------------
  • Steve: OK, I'm in Bucky's flat, but he's not here.
  • Bucky: Who's not here?
  • Steve: OH MY GOD! Bucky!
  • Bucky: Still don't remember you.
  • Steve: Damn it.
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  • T'Challa: Hello, my name is T'Challa. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
  • --------------------------
  • Tony: For god's sake, Steve, why did you save him?
  • Steve: He's my best friend.
  • Tony: He murdered a thousand people.
  • Steve: He was brainwashed.
  • Tony: Cool motive, still murder.
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  • Martin: Hello, I'm Martin Freeman. I heard Benedict was in the MCU, and I couldn't let him do that without me.
  • Zemo: And I'm Zemo, I'm here to screw everything up.
  • Steve: Yeah, no one really cares about you guys. Also, if you hurt my boyfriend, I hurt you.
  • Martin/Zemo: What?
  • Steve: What?
  • ---------------------------
  • Zemo: Vague brain washy words.
  • Steve: Bucky no.
  • Tony: Bucky no.
  • Nat: Bucky no.
  • Martin: Bucky no.
  • Everyone: BUCKY NO!
  • Bucky: Bucky no!
  • Zemo: Bucky yes.
  • Bucky: Bucky yes.
  • ---------------------------
  • Bucky: Escape, beat up superheroes, get away in helicopter. This is a good plan.
  • Steve: BUCKY, COME BACK HERE!
  • Bucky: Damn it, why does this blonde guy keep ruining everything? And why is he so hot?
  • -----------------------------
  • Tony: We need to bring Cap and Bucky in.
  • Nat: Who are we going to get to do that?
  • Tony: I know a kid. Even though there is literally no reason why I could even possibly know who he is.
  • Nat: Not the Spider-kid.
  • Tony: Why not?
  • Nat: I thought I was the arachnid themed hero.
  • -----------------------------
  • Tony: Hey, kid, your aunt is hot.
  • Peter: Please stop talking.
  • Tony: Also, I know you're Spider-Man.
  • Peter: How the hell do you know that?
  • Tony: I read the script. Would you like to go to Germany?
  • Peter: I can't, I'm finally a kid, I have homework and stuff that the other spidermen never worried about.
  • Tony: OK, but what if I told you you get to meet superheroes?
  • Peter: Would I get to meet Captain America?
  • Tony: ... yeah.
  • -----------------------------
  • Wanda: Vision, I want to help Captain America.
  • Vision: Wanda no.
  • Hawkeye: Wanda yes.
  • Wanda: Didn't you retire in Age of Ultron?
  • Hawkeye: We're kind of glossing over some things that happened in that film.
  • ----------------------------
  • Steve: Did you find Ant-Man?
  • Hawkeye: Yeah, why are we bringing him anyway?
  • Steve: We heard that Team Iron Man have got a comic relief sidekick with a insect theme, and we need to match them.
  • ----------------------------
  • Tony: So, it has come to this. Heroes vs. heroes. Friend against friend. Brother against brother.
  • Steve: Yeah, yeah, shall we fight?
  • T'Challa: Shall we indeed?
  • Steve: Hang on, Tony, why is he on your team?
  • T'Challa: Oh, don't worry about me, captain. I'm only here to steal the spotlight.
  • Spider-Man: Did somebody mention stealing the spotlight?
  • T'Challa: God damn it.
  • ----------------------------
  • Steve: Guys, the trailer's have given away most of the badass moments from this fight scene. We need something that's extremely memorable and awesome. Preferably something right from the comics.
  • Ant-Man: Hey, I've got an idea. (becomes giant.)
  • Spider-Man: HOLY SHIT!
  • Steve: That should do it.
  • -----------------------------
  • Steve: OK, just before the finale, we need something for the Stucky fans to go nuts over.
  • Bucky: How about you lovingly pat me on the shoulder and we reminisce about old times?
  • Steve: I love you.
  • ----------------------------
  • Tony: Hey guys, I'm here to redeem myself and help catch the bad guy.
  • Zemo: Hello, I'm the bad guy. I'm the one who orchestrated the bombing.
  • Steve: Right on cue.
  • Bucky: Guys, this is too easy.
  • Zemo: Hey, Stark, Bucky killed your parents.
  • Tony: OK, that's it. Bucky dies.
  • Zemo: Everything is going to plan.
  • T'Challa: Hello, my name is T'Challa. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
  • Zemo: OK, fine, kill me.
  • T'Challa: Actually, since this is a superhero film, let's arrest you.
  • Zemo: For fuck's sake.
  • Steve: LANGUAGE.
The Neighbourhood sentence starters
  • "I'd like to be proud, but somehow I'm ashamed."
  • "Everybody's talking, but what's anybody saying?"
  • "Put me in the dirt, let me dream with the stars."
  • "I was naive and hopeful and lost."
  • "R.I.P. to my youth."
  • "If I told you that I loved you, tell me, what would you say?"
  • "If I told you that I hated you, would you go away?"
  • "Now I need your help with everything that I do."
  • "I don't want to lie, I've been relying on you."
  • "You can throw me shade, all it does is just cool me off."
  • "First it just threw me off, now I'm just moving on."
  • "I've been callin' you 'friend', I might need to give it up."
  • "I can admit, I am not fireproof."
  • "I hope I don't burden you."
  • "I tried to be someone."
  • "If I had done something a little bit differently, we would've moved in a better direction than this."
  • "You say that you love me, but you act like you don't."
  • "You used to adore me."
  • "You put me in harm's way."
  • "When we had our first kiss it was your favorite thing."
  • "You weren't lying when you said it would sting."
  • "Imagine our children; how fucked would they be?"
  • "Mommy's a psycho, daddy lives in a dream."
  • "Don't take this the wrong way."
  • "I thought that I loved you, but we weren't in love."
  • "You were my dream."
  • "So sorry, but your lady's with me."
  • "So shitty to be you right now, soon you will see pictures of us kissing on the mouth."
  • "I hate her new boyfriend."
  • "I don't wanna be forgotten."
  • "I'm fake and I don't get offended."
  • "You ended up with gold, but it started as a dream."
  • "I used to be broke, now there's money in my jeans."
  • "I want you to touch me there."
  • "Darling, your looks can kill, so now you’re dead."
  • "If I made it too hard for you maybe you should've changed it."
  • "I hope you find a way to be yourself someday."
  • "Change can be amazing."
  • "I pray for the best for you."
  • "Why’d you stick around, why’d you stay with me?"
  • "I couldn’t save it."
  • "I wish you could be honest with me."
  • "I am the chosen one."
  • "I could change all your minds."
  • "This is the one they won't forget."
  • "I want to be bad, I want to destroy you."
  • "I want the attention, I want all the cash, I want all the ass; is it too much to ask?"
  • "I get what I want."
  • "You think I'm a fake and I know you're a fraud."
  • "I'll fucking digest you, one kiss at a time."
  • "You wish I was yours and I hope that you're mine."
  • "You need to get off my mind."
  • "I'm never satisfied, it's never good enough."
  • "I knew it was wrong, but I thought about you still."
  • "I'm paranoid, I hate to sleep alone."
  • "I try my best, no matter what it's like I'm always wrong."
  • "I just need some peace of mind."
  • "I'm never the same, I change every week."
  • "I would ask for advice, but I just do what I like."
  • "I smoke cause I'm stressed, I try to get high, but it gets me depressed, I'm just tryna get by."
  • "I've got no man to follow."
  • "And I know that I'm shallow, but why shouldn't I be?"
  • "Trouble being alone, I've been losing my mind."
  • "I don't want any trouble, it just chooses to find me."
  • "I feel like you're worth it."
  • "We're made to love, but you're dangerous."
  • "I'll tell my friends about my fast life because they know me from my past life."
  • "I can't wait 'till you're back to California."
  • "I know a couple girls like you."
  • "I hope we can go round two, 'cause you know I wanna do it again."
  • "Being away from her, it makes me hurt, it makes me sad."
  • "I'll try to find another way, to make it work."
  • "I know what to say that will make you hurt."
  • "I can't even believe what you did to me."
  • "You can't even say I'm overreacting."
  • "Did I even ever cross your mind?"
  • "What the fuck am I supposed to do about you and I?"
  • "Fuck that guy, happy I don't know his name."
  • "My love never seems to come out right."
  • "I still love you even though you’re a fucking cunt douchebag."
  • "I’m sure you feel the same about me but, whatever, that’s it."
  • "I've seen it a million times."
  • "Everybody else so basic, stop tryin', please stay home."
  • "We got signed to a label and we infected the internet."
  • "I'm my own worst enemy."
  • "You were crazy, but I miss you."
  • "Now we're a little bit famous and I think I might hate it."
  • "I think I found hell."
  • "Don't tell them anything."
  • "You fooled me from the start when you let me start to love you."
  • "I'm leaving tonight, I'll be gone in the morning."
  • "I can't love her no more."
  • "She had all my trust, and I guess that was never enough."
  • "I want the world in my hands."
  • "Let's have an adventure."
  • "I don't mind if there's not much to say."
  • "We talked about making it - I'm sorry that you never made it."
  • "You knew the game and played it."
  • "Mr. know it all, had his reign and his fall."
  • "I'm having trouble in believing."
  • "How could you tell me that I'm great when they chew me up, spit me out, pissed on me?"
  • "When I wake up I’m afraid, somebody else might take my place."
  • "All my friends always lie to me."
  • "You’re too mean, I don’t like you, fuck you anyway."
  • "You make me wanna scream at the top of my lungs."
  • "I’m afraid somebody else might end up being me."
  • "I told you I would tell you everything you want to know."
  • "Everybody's watching me."
  • "I try to be as subtle as I can."
  • "It looks like you were right again."
  • "I'm from a little city with expensive taste."
  • "Shouldn't try to fix it if it keeps getting better."
  • "I wasn't listening at all."
  • "We were young, skinny dipping, having fun, I remember."
  • "And we all grew up, shit got tough."
  • "What a mistake, saying the way I felt."
  • "I was scared as fuck and out of touch, and I was still testing my luck."
  • "I guess there's something wrong inside."
  • "Maybe you're right, maybe this is all that I can be."
  • "But what if it's you, and it wasn't me?"
  • "What do you want from me?"
  • "She planned ahead for a year."
  • "I fell in love today."
  • "There aren't any words that you can say that could ever get my mind to change."
  • "You're a doll, you are flawless."
  • "I just can't wait for love to destroy us."
  • "You better not leave me."
  • "No food to eat, all the money's been wasted from last week."
  • "Some part of me feels a little bit naked and empty."
  • "I still believe something is out there."
  • "All I'll ever be is partly settled in."
  • "They show you how to swim, then they throw you in the deep end."
  • "Float away, then come right back to me."

anonymous asked:

I just came across a Buzzfeed article about Riri Williams and you writing her as the new Iron Man character, and I'm HYPED AS SHIT for one, but almost immediately I saw dozens of comments on the fact that you, a white male, shouldn't be allowed to write a female POC character and that they should have hired a black writer for the books. After doing my own bit of research, I couldn't find any mainstream POC comic writers and I'm extremely upset by this. Are there any that you can/would recommend?

of course i want more women of color working in comics.  i want more every walk of life to find their way to whatever their dream life is. i really do. i teach to help people. i certainly don’t do it for the money :)

but to answer your one question… there are MANY female creators of color.

http://www.womenincomicscollective.org

is a great resource;

there are women of different backgrounds working in all facets of comics.  there are woman working on almost every book i work on right now.

including many editors who might not have the flashiest job but their influence is ENORMOUS!

but there should and could be more and systemic racism is real and it drives me mental.  

but as far as Riri, it wasn’t like marvel had a character they cooked up in the diversity machine and it was me and a woman of color up for the gig and they shoved her aside to hand it to me.  i know some want that to be the narrative but it ain’t.

i created the character. i brought it to the book. no one asked me to. no one told me to. i did it all on my own. soon after, in development, i discovered what her potential was and marvel liked where i was going with it. in came @mikedeodatojr​ to breathe life into her.

exactly how it went for me with miles, jessica jones, maria hill… and so many others.

but i am not a person of color. i never will be. nor am i a blind catholic lawyer from hell’s kitchen, nor have i been bitten by any spider, let alone a radioactive one, i am not a raccoon like creature with bad grammar and a rocket pack,  and i never was a homicide detective that used to be an immortal super hero.

but i am a writer.

writer’s write stuff. all kinds of stuff. and if i was a person of color it would still be the same job. i would write all kinds of characters. all kinds of flavors and tones and perspectives. i write to discover things outside my perspective. every writer does. 

so i write books i would like to read, books i would be proud to show people, books that hopefully better reflect the world around us than the previous generations of creators were able to do at the time.

that is what i can do and i am doing it with every fibre of my being. 

AND i’m doing it while being called racist to white people AND black people. i’m doing too much and not enough at the same time.  i am doing it with my face being plastered all over white supremacists hate sites. 

maybe i’ll write about that too.

If you want to bake a pie, that's great. If you want to have a career, that's great, too.
  • Ben: "Leslie is a great mother, public servant, all-around person and I am tired of everybody constantly telling her that she's making the wrong choice. [To Leslie] So, you can say whatever you want. I couldn't care less about the political consequences."
  • Leslie: "Well, thank you, Ben. Well, the first thing I'm going to do is say sorry. I'm sorry that the spotlight is on me and not on Ben because he is going to make a great congressman. Second, the Male Men? Where are you? Ah. You're ridiculous and men's rights is nothing. Third, I'm now going to give you permanent answers to all the silly questions that you're going to end up asking me and every other woman in this election over the next few months. 'Why did I change my hairstyle?' I don't know. I just thought it would look better. Or, my kids got gum in it. 'Are you trying to have it all?' That question makes no sense. It's a stupid question. Stop asking it. Don't ask it. 'Do you miss your kids while you're at work?' Yes, of course I do. Everybody does. And then, you know, sometimes I don't."
  • Ben: "Yeah, and by the way, no one's ever asked me that question. No one ever asks me, 'Where are your kids?' or 'Who's taking care of them?' [To Leslie] By the way, who *is* taking care of the kids?"
  • Leslie: "My mom, babe. Everything's fine."
  • Ben: "Right. So, maybe Leslie doesn't fit your personal idea of what a candidate's wife should be. So what? That's good because there shouldn't be just one idea, anyway."
  • Leslie: "That's right. If you want to bake a pie, that's great. If you want to have a career, that's great, too. Do both or neither, doesn't matter. Just don't judge what someone else has decided to do. We're all just trying to find the right path for us...as individuals...on this earth."

anonymous asked:

I keep seeing a post around tumblr that says we shouldn't treat golems as fantasy characters because they're Jewish folklore. I assume that means we shouldn't use them in a novel not with Jewish people or other Jewish themes. The problem is, I find golems fascinating. I really want to use my own spin on golems in my fantasy novel...but I'm afraid some people might take offense. What do you think I should do?

I’m going to tell you something right now that I never want you to forget, okay, so listen up: You can write whatever you want. You don’t need permission. Nobody has to anoint your story with some special Oil of Approval or stamp it or bop it on the nose or otherwise authorize or sanction you to write whatever you goddamn wanna write. You can write it, whatever it is, whenever and however you want. Period. 

I hope that was clear enough. 

Now, there are two other things to bear in mind. The first is that other people get to have opinions, on what you write and even on what you could write. Whatever opinions they want. And they may not be calm or carefully considered opinions. These opinions don’t have to be phrased kindly. They don’t even have to make sense to you. But readers still get to have their opinions. Readers do not have to praise you or stay silent when they dislike something you’ve written. Recall that readers share your story with you. They are one half of the creative process of storytelling. They get to have their say. Period. 

The second thing I want you to bear in mind that is the opinions and emotions and thoughts and experiences and experimentations and analyses and investigations and lives of other people are valuable. They, and by “they” I mean other real ass human beings, are valuable before you begin to write, during your writing process, and after you’ve finished writing. 

People are valuable. You learn from people as you do research. People act as sounding boards and motivators as you write. People provide feedback after your project is done. People matter. Other voices besides your own matter. You need those voices to tell your stories. You have a responsibility to other people as a fellow real ass human being to do research and write with empathy and resolve. 

After all, it’s a golden rule of writing. You wouldn’t want someone striping down your culture to “just the interesting bits,” or else picking and choosing what of your identity is cool/weird/exotic enough to include in their story. You wouldn’t want someone to take everything you value about yourself out of context or twist it to suit their own purposes. So don’t do that to other people. 

And if you think you have done your utmost to write with earnest consideration for the other real ass human beings you represent through your writing and you still get criticism of your work, that’s okay. Try not to think of it as failure. Think of it as an opportunity to learn, to expand, to grow as a writer, because that’s exactly what it is. 

You say like golems. So do research on Jewish folklore and write some golem-type creatures in your fantasy novel. If people don’t like that, they’ll let you know, and you can go from there.

Value others. Write honestly. Keep learning. 

Thank you for your question!

-C

hermionethezombie  asked:

Torn between the rule of "if you did it, you can use it" and the rule that my resume shouldn't be more than a page, seeing as I'm young/a recent college grad. My dad argues that I should list my H.S. job because right now it looks like I didn't work until college. But I feel like my H.S. job as a library page doesn't stack up and isn't relevant against my college experiences...What should I do? I don't want to overwhelm employers with a big list (Great blog, thanks for all your help thus far)

It’s really hard to answer this, because you really haven’t given me very much information here. Did you have jobs in college and it just doesn’t look like it? Or did you not work in college at all?

If you had jobs in college, list those because they’re more recent and, at this point, high school is a world away. But, if library page is more relevant to the jobs you’re applying for, then use that. Use whatever is most relevant to the work you want to get. Remember, this isn’t just a list of your past jobs, it’s a list of your relevant experience. Your resume is there to tell an employer why you would be amazing at the job they need to fill. If your college experiences did that, don’t worry about adding your high school stuff if you already have a full page.

“one is a royal, and the other has no clue” au [ao3]

because i’m about to reach 300 followers and i’m excited

also to dampen the angst some may be feeling after the finale

-/-

It takes her four years, three glaring hints and a first-hand meeting until she finally pieces it together.

Looking back, the signs were there from the start – the very first moment she met him, she knew there was something different about him, the way his back was always so straight, his words ever so proper, how his manners were far too polite. But she’d never actually befriended a Brit, much less actually been there, so buying into media stereotypes, she’d guessed they just raised their kids differently over the pond.

They become fast friends, and for the first time it’s her that makes the first move, asking him if he wanted to grab some drinks after work. She finds that for such a proper man, he can surely drink a lot. And Emma’s never quite been a rum girl, but when he picks it as his poison, she can’t help but call for one for herself as well.

That night, she finds out two things: one, he curses when he’s drunk; and two, even in a drunken state, he’s a perfect gentleman.

The first clue comes a year later, when they’ve become good friends who spend much free time together (platonically, might she add). So when he says he’s got to go back home for his cousin’s wedding for the week, she can’t help but feel slightly lonely for the next seven days. And in an attempt to show that she’s not totally reliant on him and that she does have other friends, she and Ruby plan a girl’s night, which ends up being them binge watching whatever’s on Netflix.

When he comes back, he’s in a chipper mood, telling her all about his cousin that about time got married to his wife, when he’d already called from the beginning that she’d be the one for him.

“Big party?” she asks, sitting on his desk with her legs crossed as he reclines in his chair.

He grins at her, eyes crinkling, and wow, she’s never seen him so happy, so she figures it just has to do with seeing his family after over year of separation, “You have no idea.”

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

I know you won't answer this, but please if you have a change of mind bring gentle earth back? I know things have been rough on the website lately, but without it I can't cope. I miss spilling my thoughts. Right now I feel heavy, please please bring it back. Please? I'm sorry about the negativity it got on the website. They were complete fools. It shouldn't ruin it for us. Please bring it back? I hope you do......

hey anon. i’m really sorry to hear that you’re taking the loss of gentle earth so badly. unfortunately, i just don’t realistically see the website coming back. i’m willing to take a little break from work right now to explain why in detail again, though. hopefully it’ll help you better understand.

like i said in the final post (and in this thread), not everything was bad and the negative posts aren’t really why the site shut down. i just genuinely felt like the art piece had outgrown itself, and what it had grown into didn’t feel like my art piece anymore. it’s as simple as that.

a few people (very rudely) pointed out that i was wrong for taking it away because “art is always evolving and once you release it, it belongs to us, and we can do whatever we want with it!!”. which, i’m sorry, is total bullshit to me. i don’t know who the hell taught them that but i just don’t agree with it at all. my songs, my poetry, my art pieces, those are mine. they’re very personal parts of my life that i’m sharing with the world and they belong to me. others can interpret them and connect with them however they want, but they have no right to take them away from me and change them. 

one of the biggest reasons i’m taking it away is because i felt it was my responsibility to cut people off from it. the website was meant to be stumbled upon, observed, and maybe contributed to IF and only if you really had something to get off your chest. unfortunately, many of the users would spend a good portion of their day there. spamming every page, responding to everyone, asking questions, even trying to start “topics”. that’s just not what the site was for.

beside the fact that they were using my website inappropriately, i felt personally at fault that they had become dependent on something that i had built. you even said yourself that you feel as if you can’t cope without it. so yeah, from all angles it was just not something that i felt good about. 

please keep in mind that gentle earth existed to the public as an exhibit. but, beyond that, there was nothing really special about it. that was kind of the point. it was just a journal entry. you can release those same thoughts, in the same way, whenever you feel like it. you don’t need gentle earth for that.

you’ll feel better soon.

imperially  asked:

You're really letting CN have it with this whole scheduling mishap and I'm behind you 100%. This was very unprofessional. It's almost like they're trying to force TTG on everyone. The channel has so many things to offer; they shouldn't show favoritism in the first place. (I mean, it SEEMS like favoritism.) All things aside, they're the professionals and this shouldn't have happened. (Idk.. I just really like We Bare Bears and it feels like the show got slighted a bit.) Have a good day btw :)

yea, I mean, I like CN. Love them, really, which is why I get so peeved when they do stuff like this. I know CN is, generally, very good to their shows, at least creatively. They have a lot of freedom and the fact that they have so many great, creative shows right now shows they’re doing something right. I just wish their scheduling and advertising departments would get on the same page and actually support their shows. They have a lot of shows and those reruns would make for a very varied daily schedule. They could even still show TTG twice as much as other shows and have the other shows have more reruns than they do now. There’s really no reason for TTG! to take up like 80% of CN’s daily schedule (since the Adult Swim hours don’t count as CN). And its like WBB was outperforming TTG! in ratings so they had to quickly heave it off the schedule so they could continue pretending “well, TTG! is the most popular show so naturally it should dominate our schedule!” which even if that were true its terrible logic but since its not even true it makes even less sense for TTG to dominate the schedule as much as it does (other than the reasons I was talking about earlier)

And yea, what happened with WBB was really unprofessional. And this isn’t even the first time this happened, they’ve done this several times to other shows. It’s pretty unprofessional to pull shows suddenly unless they’re doing incredibly bad in ratings, which it wasn’t, its better to just let it run as advertised otherwise what’s the point in setting schedules up a month in advance if they’re just going to change suddenly? But if you have to pull a show for whatever reason, it seems common sense to tell the crew. It’s pretty common these days for the show’s crew to do their own advertising of the show on social media and CN knows that (they no doubt encourage it! It’s basically free advertising) but it doesn’t work if the crews have no idea wtf is going on so they can’t actually properly advertise it.

It’s just, like, the right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing, basically. In some ways, CN is very supportive of their shows, pretty much all their original shows have hefty episode orders and are committed to be airing in 2016 already, with the episodes already bought and paid for, even already completely ready to air. Heck, AT even has a movie in the works. Pretty much none of their shows are in danger of cancellation right now. On that end, they’re being supportive of their shows and showing they have confidence in them by ordering so many episodes.

But then on the other hand you have the complete nonsense of a schedule, the constant pulling of already set schedules, commercials that advertise things that aren’t airing and don’t advertise things that are, a lack of proper advertising for their premiere shows, constant shuffling of the air schedule, some shows having absolutely NO reruns (AT) while one specific show takes the lion’s share of the schedule (TTG!) etcetc. On this end, it really seems like CN is trying to sabotage some of its shows, manipulate some of the ratings to favor one show above the others. Based on its scheduling, it seems like CN hates most of their shows and has zero confidence in them.

It’s baffling and its so contradictory because CN is simultaneously really supportive and really obstructive of their shows. It’s like one half of the company is just really fighting against the other and its creating a lot of chaos and confusion

anonymous asked:

Was there any aspect of Lexa that at the very least you semi-liked or do you truly see all of her as nothing but evil?

Originally posted by aliciaclarhk

 I do not see L/xa as evil. Cage Wallace was evil. Lexa was an antagonist. 

L/xa was strong and brave, dedicated, passionate, confident, bold, fierce, motivated, strategical, beautiful. She started out a revolutionary, wanting to create a peace between warring nations in order to defeat the real enemy, the mountain. I wonder now if she was really influenced by Luna when she left the conclave. She wanted to make changes in the grounder world to make life better. She succeeded with the coalition. When she demanded only Finn’s head for the TonDC massacre, instead of eye for an eye, that was visionary.

However, this show does not believe in letting people rest on their laurels. Lexa started out a villain who ordered the delinquents all killed. ALL of them. When Anya couldn’t do it, she sent in Tristan to do it. This was off screen, so we were set up to consider her a bad guy, but when we met her, we saw her, beautiful, clever, intelligent, thoughtful, powerful… and simply not as bad as first imagined. Clarke put all her hopes into L/xa as the answer to their problems. She trusted that L/xa was all those good things she saw and she could convince her to work together in order to defeat their common enemy. 

And they did. But during 2B, we also see Lexa’s incredible ruthlessness. Her philosophy of “Love is a weakness,” which is a big hint that not all is right with L/xa’s brand of leadership. Her willingness and policy to sacrifice her people in order to reach her own means. The shady things she would do to get them. The way she tried to coerce Clarke into following L/xa’s plans, with guilt and fear. Her willingness to kill an ally to keep a secret from her other allies, because it exposes her treachery. And then, of course, after Clarke’s people help them defeat the technology of MW, when they are on the verge of victory, L/xa double crosses Clarke and her alliance with the sky people, and takes the ill advised deal with Cage, even though it is against her people’s belief of vengeance and “jus drein, jus daun.”

You simply cannot ignore that L/xa is a betrayer. She is dishonorable. She promises things and then she breaks her promises when it suits her needs. If you ignore this part of her character, then you don’t really understand her character. She has done it again and again, to sky people, to members of her coaltion, to her villagers, to her warriors, to her advisors.

One of the lessons this show is actually teaching is that what you do to survive does indeed matter. And that is AGAINST Bellamy’s season one proclamation that “who we are and who we need to be to survive are two different things.” The ends DO NOT justify the means. Doing things for the good of your people is not the same as doing the right thing.  

Be aware that my analysis of L/xa here is mostly from season 2, and it has nothing to do with shipping. When L/xa turned her back on Clarke at Mount Weather, my first thought was not “how can you do this to Clarke/Bellamy?” it was, “you idiot, none of your allies will ever trust you again.”

In the end, L/xa fell from power because her character flaws made her go down the wrong paths. If you want to read The 100 from L/xa’s point of view, and follow her story as if she were the hero (which you can do, because it is that well drawn,) then what you have in L/xa is, in my opinion, a “tragic hero.”

 Aristotle’s tragic heroes are flawed individuals who commit, without evil intent, great wrongs or injuries that ultimately lead to their misfortune, often followed by tragic realization of the true nature of events that led to this destiny.[3] This means the hero still must be - to some degree - morally grounded.[X]

I think L/xa’s fatal flaws are first, the hubris, the immense pride, that allows her to think she can do whatever she want without repercussions. She does not have to consider her people or her allies, because she is the chosen one, Heda. She is, essentially, immortal. 

Her second flaw is, actually, love. Because the thing is, the AI’s flaw is love, and as the enhanced human with the AI in her head, she needs to rid herself of love. However, human beings should NOT rid themselves of love, if they even can. This flaw dooms her. 

Between her hubris and her love, which takes over her judgment making process in season 3A, L/xa sets herself up to fall, and lose everything. Her coalition is rebelling against her. Her attempt to find love has failed as Clarke is leaving. Her plan to build her power base by joining together to defeat the mountain actually lead to a weakening of her power. Her attempt to bring peace and end the blood for blood philosophy fails spectacularly, and she is killed by her most trusted advisor, as he tries to remove what he sees as the fatal influence. But L/xa’s weakness was never Clarke. It was always within herself. 

So to answer your question again, no I do not see L/xa as evil. But I do see her as a flawed antagonist.

An antagonist is used as a plot device, to set up conflicts, obstacles, or challenges for the protagonist.[X]

The protagonist is Clarke. If you want me to interpret L/xa as a romantic hero, that’s just not going to happen, it is NOT supported in the text. And if you see every negative interpretation as me calling her evil, then there’s nothing I can do to convince you. I’m not even trying to convince you, it’s me trying to make sense of the character in this story. If you don’t like it, ignore it. This is MY interpretation and I’m basing it on canon. 

If you want to present evidence from the text to defend your position of L/xa as the hero, who is good and kind, then go ahead and write your  meta in a new post and tag me so I can come read it. Maybe you will change my mind. I don’t think everything about her is negative. Maybe you can give me more evidence to see her the way you see her. But I’m also going to be looking at the WHOLE show, not just isolated scenes. 

Just please don’t write your rebuttal on the end of my post and hijack it. 

anonymous asked:

I wore short shorts to school yesterday and today my crush asked me out. I'm starting to think I shouldn't be self conscious about my legs bc I think they have some sort of power? Did you have an aha moment like this but with your gorgeous face?

Honestly, yes. It was about a year ago when i broke up with my abusive ex. He always said things like “im the only guy who will ever love you” or nit pick how i dressed or looked or anything. When i first dyed my hair an odd color i did it orange, like fire orange ad he just sad i looked like a stupid highlighter. He would flirt with so many girls and any moment a guy said i was pretty he would tell me “he’s only telling you that since he feels bad for you”

It was bad. He nitpicked my body, my style, my personality. And then i found out he had been cheating on me for half of our relationship. We had been together for 3 years. So one day when he went away for a week i separated everything, dropped all his stuff at his house, deleted everything of him, tossed out all photos, just cut him off and when he came back i just said it was over and left.

And i was still really shitting feeling about myself. The only guy i had ever dated or even kissed at the time, made me feel horrible. And then one day in woodshop i was using the table saw and this guy came up to me. He tried talking to me and i told him to shut up, im trying to use a fucking saw dont mess with me right now. And when i walked back over to my project he just smiled and said “You are so oblivious.” and i was confused and he said “You really can’t tell when someone is trying to flirt with you” And i was like what. flirting? No one has done that to me? I used to being used and told im a piece of shit? Flirting? This is a joke right? Like i did not trust him. And to add to it, he was pretty much one of the most attractive guys in the school. The most beautiful man just tried flirting with me, i couldnt trust it. Like i brushed it off and said “whatever” I honestly didnt know anything better. I honestly only felt like guys only try to flirt with me to mess with me, since that is what i was told for 3 years.

But then a different guy asked me out. and i am not even going to play this one off, he was actually a male model (fun fact if you have seen that post with all the texts from corbin, this is him) Like he legit did modeling, he was fucking beautiful. And then other guys showed interest in me. It was a slow build but then one day i was like “dude, im fucking beautiful. Guys show interest in me because i am becoming more confident.” And then from then on out i was just like fuck anyone who says shit about me, It doesnt mean anything. I dress the way i dress for me, i dye my hair for me, i do my makeup this way for me, and i fucking love me. And when i love me and i show it and i am confident people are interested. 

Last night i made out with a dude and he is pretty damn pretty. Like it just clicked that i can’t let a guy make me feel less about myself. I owned up to my beauty, i owned up to my personality, and i showed my confidence. and it fucking worked, and i just stuck with it.

At first i felt like my beauty came from what a guy said about me. Then i realized that i am already beautiful, and what a guy says about me is because i am beautiful, and he is acknowledging that. My worth does not come from my abusive ex, or what any guy says, my worth is already here. My beauty is not determined by a guy, and if a guy ever tries to make me feel different, he is a shit bucket. 

anonymous asked:

I'm speechless because of the news of JK and "Producer," but considering his packed scheduled, slightly worried if there's any connection to RM. It's not much if just JK's plans are given as an example, but even SJ has gotten a spot on JS's upcoming SBS variety show and I just heard that KS will have a special MC spot on Inkigayo this weekend. Do you have any thoughts?

Speechless in a good way or bad way? Personally, I’m excited for it, as long as it doesn’t exhaust him out because of his packed schedule. 

Not that I’m trying to dampen your spirits, but Running Man WILL END SOME DAY. Maybe not now, maybe later, eventually it will. Kwangsoo, the maknae, is turning 30 years old this year, and Sukjin is 49 years old. They are all not young anymore. Filming Running Man takes a toll on them, both mentally and physically, and they have been doing it for 5 years. They’re working hard for the sake of the fans, and as their fans, please support them in whatever decision they make. Beside, Running Man is not going to end any time soon from what I see. Well, at least not now, although it’s hard to say. Running Man is SBS’s cash cow, they’ll milk it for all its worth until the last drop. 

And I’m actually happy that they’re venturing out of Running Man and doing other stuff. Their popularity is at its peak, so they should take the chance right now to expand their career in the industry. Running Man is not going to last forever. And I quote Jaesuk’s “Timing is now”.   

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Ok! So it looks like my new boop is going to need a vet visit cause something is wrong with her mouth. I went for this rehoming situation because I expected someone who has the snakes for breeding to have them all in good conditions, so they’d be healthy when I got them. But because I am a fool, I didn’t run when i saw the conditions the poor babe was in.
As such, i am selling the contents of my life. You want one of my existing embroidery projects (pictured)? Want it in a cute frame? You got it. A premade felt critter (also pictured)? A hot/cold pack made out of whatever fabric I have in my drawer ATM and shaped like an owl/other simple critter? A plethora of knit hats in a variety of colors? My stuffed squid (if you don’t mind that it’s used and has a seam the wrong way round and couple weird tentacles)? Any other quick projects using materials I have? I can do shrinky dink charms of your pets, low quality drawings, what have you. No custom embroidery ATM because I’m working on a commission and they take a really long time. Hell, you a stalker and want a lock of my hair and a piece of paper with my lip print? Today is your lucky day! Make me an offer. I want to get this girl in to be seen as soon as I can, her mouth is wonky and I’m worried it’s mouth rot, in addition to her being too thin. Right now I have just enough for an exam, but I also need to buy her some basic supplies since this was so sudden, so I won’t have enough to get her in for a couple weeks, and I’d rather do so sooner. So if you want any of my stuff, or want me to make you something cute and quick, shoot me an ask!