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

anonymous asked:

I'm 14. All these teens going around asking adults to police their content consumption? To me, that's c r a z y. If I'm told not to do something, I do it. That's just me being a young teen. It's honestly, and I'd hate to say this, but it's so entitled. Adults owe us nothing more than the politeness of tagging work appropriately. And especially if you're underage, you shouldn't be poking your nose into kink etc.

I was the same way from 14 to 19, anon. Hang onto that independence - it’s harder and harder with how polarized everyone is getting.

You’re absolutely right that it’s entitled. It also seems pretty futile. Imagine if all of transformative fandom agreed to never create a nsfw fanwork ever again: would it make filmed porn stop existing? Would it make origific porn stop existing? Would it make published erotica stop existing? And would it make access to any of these things any harder? Would it stop teens from wondering about sex? And would it stop teens from seeking out sexual content? Insisting that everyone in your space not acknowledge sex exists won’t make it stop existing.

Let’s go further: imagine all of transformative fandom agreed to never produce or even discuss problematic content again (as defined by antis). Every single fanwork is now a fluffy coffee shop AU where the worst disaster is spilled tea, the most sexual content is a kiss, and all ships are between unrelated adults who are the same age and never have arguments; if a villain is present, they are unmitigated, pure evil, proud of it, and soundly defeated by the good guys. Would this stop problematic content from existing in published works? Would it stop existing in movies? Would it stop existing in original fiction? Would it make all of society stop romanticizing unhealthy relationships? What about violent or sexual content in the news? Would this stop bad things happening in the real world? Would this make abusers stop existing? Insisting that everyone in your space not acknowledge that shitty stuff happens won’t make it stop existing. 

When we try to shield younger people from the slightest knowledge of dangerous things, they are left completely defenseless if the dangerous thing finds them. The internet exists; it’s impractical to expect to cleanse it entirely of abusive, inappropriate, or dangerous content. Kids will stumble on it or seek it out, even if all of fandom went 100% ‘pure’. And predators are usually family, friends, or relations! All the censorship in the world won’t protect a kid from a trusted person abusing that trust.

So like you said: letting dangerous content exist is fine, because it will whether we want it to or not, but it should be tagged and warned for. Let it be clear when the content is not real-world safe. If a person refuses to tag or warn, block them!

And instead of relying on unrelated people on the internet to always be kid-friendly and safe, or solely relying on a block program to protect too-young kids from seeing things they shouldn’t, adults should educate the kids they are responsible for.  Only you can be responsible for what your charge takes in. Talk to them about the weird shit people like in fiction and explain that it’s not okay in real life. Talk to them about dangerous people wanting them to step on Legos on video.* Talk to them about the warning signs that someone wants to isolate you in a chat space. Give. them. awareness! and a safe space to talk about things they see that upset them! It’s not ignorance but knowledge that will protect a kid or teen from being hurt. 

Unsupervised kids of all ages - but especially teens, like you said - will poke their nose into spaces where they don’t belong. To be honest, I think fandom is one of the safest possible places on the net for someone to do this. Warnings and tags are all but demanded from creators, making it unusually hard to stumble on something unwanted. the content rarely involves real people. As a community space there’s room to talk about fanworks with people who understand the lingo, which can help with developing context. And while far from perfect, there is relatively high awareness of safety, fiction/reality permeated barriers, and media analysis.  I’m not saying it couldn’t be better, and web 2.0 really destroyed some barriers to entry that were used to keep nsfw content from underage folks, but it could be much, much worse.

And no matter where you are on the net, if something makes you uncomfortable you can always opt out. the back button is right there.

*for the record, it’s a kink thing. If you’re underage and anyone asks you talk about what you’d do if you were made small or if everyone else were giants or to step on something squishy or sharp on video for a ‘challenge’ or whatever, block that person. They’re being a creep.

anonymous asked:

Dean shouldn't grieve how we expect, the beer and girls, that's what the GA has seen.But Dean ignoring when Sam brings up Cas, like he didn't die? Pretending everything is fine, but he's clearly numb? That's what would make the GA sit up and take notice. And then when Dean finally faces that Cas is dead? Have the fallout worse than anything before. Because he watched the man he loved die, there's no normal after that. This is what I want, fuck me up Dabb.

Lol. It could be a bunch of things right now, they could take it in a lot of different ways, but it would all end up at the same point, to make it obvious to the GA that it is romantic distress. I’m going to add here, after a recent conversation that yes of course it will start out as grief for both Mary and Cas, but I absolutely think it will and should evolve past this, perhaps Mary comes back first and Dean is still grieving or there are a multitude of MotW romantic partners to parallel the loss or… whatever, there has to be a difference between the mission to get Mary back and the utter grief at losing Cas.

Really, I think Dean has to channel a bit of John here, given how much we are subverting season 1 and going back to the beginning and given that Dean literally just told Mary that John was a shell. I think we need Dean to be a shell and for Sam to tell him he’s acting like John at some point, probably in the depression stage of grief, which is further towards the end. Dean also told Mary that he’s made deals for the people he loves in the past… which I can’t help but link to the bargaining stage.

However BEFORE this, I do think it would potentially make a lot of sense for Dean to revert to the past, in the denial stage, because yeah we might see it as a coping mechanism but I don’t think the GA necessarily do, they really don’t realise how much the waitresses and porn star and the amazon for example come particularly at a point when he’s in deep emotional distress, often about Cas. A lot of them think Dean is a bit of a womaniser, jeez, the dude has less than 1 one night stand a year and every time he’s sweet, gentle and caring, give a guy a break.

From what I’ve seen on twitter they just don’t see it, I even saw someone saying Dean is a RAPIST because he lies about his JOB to these girls, I mean JFC… A lot of people think he is just after sex and don’t realise he’s an emotional mess on these occasions and just needs affection and human contact and he’s so good to these women, they all leave happy and satisfied. 

So it makes sense that they make it blatant now, that he’s hurting and needs sex/drink to dull the pain and feel loved and cared for for just a moment, in order to make them think about the times before, to mirror them. That is what Dabb has been doing for a ton of season 12 and he loves mirrors to the past to show character traits and growth so… I wouldn’t be surprised if we did and I kind of look forward apprehensively to my inbox blowing up if we see promos of Dean getting with 3 different girls in a run of a few episodes and everyone being like “nooo they’re no-homo-ing it again!” and I will be here rocking with glee because it’s precisely the opposite.

But hey, who knows, it’s just wild speculation and like I say, they may not, but either way I think whatever they do it should lead to making it clear that he has used this as coping mechanisms in the past and they’re no longer working and he wants to get past it now. 

So, for me, it does make sense either for it to happen off the bat, for him to react totally differently to before thanks to 12x22, OR he has to go through this regression to make it blatant to the GA, to through these things, then realise it’s not working… THEN it’s time for Dean to finally address how he feels and fall apart.

What went down in Animan
  • INTRO SEQUENCE
  • Nino: hey Adrien I'm bringing it with the romance shenanigans
  • Adrien: ?
  • Nino: I've got a crush on Marinette
  • Adrien: OH GOD WHY
  • Adrien: she's the MOST TERRIFYING PERSON
  • Nino: so you think I shouldn't ask her out?
  • Adrien: no pls ask her out
  • Adrien: pls do it
  • Adrien: maybe that'll distract her from stalking me
  • Nino: ok imma ask her to go to the zoo
  • Nino: can you wingman for me
  • Adrien: ummmmmmmm
  • Marinette: hey guys!
  • Nino: hey so
  • Nino: *nudge nudge*
  • Adrien: ummmmmmmm
  • Nino: we were thinking of going to the zoo
  • Nino: wanna come along?
  • Marinette: by "we" you mean you and Adrien?
  • Nino: yes
  • Adrien: ummmmmmmm
  • Marinette: ok I'll come to the zoo
  • Marinette: but imma make it explicitly clear that this is solely because of the promise that Adrien will be there
  • Marinette: kk I'm out
  • Nino: see that? she likes me!
  • Adrien: ummmmmmmm
  • Marinette: ok Alya let's go to the zoo
  • Alya: this isn't going to become one of those plot twists where Nino and I end up together, right?
  • Marinette: no hopefully not
  • Alya: ok good
  • Otis: ok panther have some grub
  • Panther: grr, arg
  • Kim: I could defs beat this panther in a footrace
  • Max: objection, this carnivorous feliformia is capable of exceeding escape velocity as a means of averting the predation of lesser flora
  • Kim: you're saying that the meat-eating cat can run into space to stop small plants from eating animals?
  • Max: wait, you can translate nerdbabble?
  • Kim: yeah, I've got an internship as an interpreter at Starfleet
  • Max: whoa, that's really cool!
  • Kim: anyway imma race this panther now
  • Otis: bring it b***h
  • Marinette: ok Alya, so I'll wait on this bench, and you can hide in those bushes and talk to me over this earpiece
  • Alya: or we could use phones
  • Marinette: no today's kids won't understand that
  • Marinette: this is defs the better option
  • Alya: whatever works
  • Nino: hey guys!
  • Marinette: hey! did you bring Adrien?
  • Nino: he's hiding in the bushes talking to me on an earpiece
  • Marinette: huh
  • Marinette: why aren't you just using a phone?
  • Nino: today's kids wouldn't understand that
  • Marinette: fair
  • Marinette: now let's awkwardly sit on a bench not talking for a literal hour
  • Nino: yes let's
  • Kim: OH HOLY F**K RUN AWAY
  • Max: WHY DID YOU LET ALL THE ANIMALS LOOSE
  • Kim: I DON'T KNOW
  • Max: IS THAT GUY AKUMATIZED
  • Kim: I THINK SO? JUST RUN!!!
  • Marinette: ok, awkwardness averted
  • Marinette: now imma lock you and Alya in a cage together
  • Alya: don't you f**king dare
  • Marinette: *f**king dares and also transforms*
  • Animan: HEY GUYS
  • Kim: *attempts to run away*
  • Animan: *pouncegreet!*
  • Ladybug: interception!
  • Animan: aw come on
  • Ladybug: oh hey are you Alya's dad?
  • Animan: yep
  • Ladybug: huh, you'd think that'd have come up at some point
  • Animan: nah
  • Animan: now imma eat that guy
  • Ladybug: no eating people, Otis!
  • Ladybug: we talked about this
  • Animan: did we?
  • Ladybug: idk but I bought Kim enough time to go hide in my house
  • Ladybug: I mean, to go hide in...some arbitrary house?
  • Ladybug: that you defs won't be able to find?
  • Animan: *transforms and flies away*
  • Ladybug: right, now time to go to my house to meet Kim
  • Kim: hey Ladybug!
  • Ladybug: hey guys!
  • Animan: hey so I followed you
  • Animan: bc it was the only logical course of action
  • Ladybug: oops I didn't think of that
  • Chat Noir: let's trap him in a bus!
  • Ladybug: how do you even come up with this stuff
  • Chat Noir: well we've got a bus fully animated from that one shot in Climatika
  • Chat Noir: so we might as well use it to lower the animation budget
  • Ladybug: ok solid plan
  • Animan: *follows them into bus*
  • Ladybug: YES IT WORKED
  • Animan: *becomes a dinosaur*
  • Chat Noir: OMG YOU'RE BARNEY
  • Chat Noir: I'M A HUGE FAN
  • Chat Noir: CAN I HAVE A HUG
  • Animan: *eats Ladybug*
  • Chat Noir: no! bad Barney!
  • Animan: I think you will find I am simply the worst Barney there is
  • Ladybug: I said, NO EATING PEOPLE!
  • Ladybug: *deakumatize!*
  • Chat Noir: yesss you're still alive
  • Chat Noir: *hugs Ladybug*
  • Chat Noir: you are a good Barney.
  • Ladybug: ???
  • Chat Noir: just go with it
  • Nino: so plot twist Alya and I ended up together
  • Alya: we really didn't
  • Nino: but we bought these donuts together!
  • Alya: no, I bought the donuts and you stole them
  • Nino: oh that makes sense
  • Marinette: btw Alya, your dad ate me
  • Alya: oh yeah he does that, sorry
  • 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."
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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • --------------------------
  • 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.
  • --------------------------
  • 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.
  • ---------------------------
  • 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.
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.
  • ----------------
  • -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

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?

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.

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."
438. "Don't give up on us" (Requested)
  • Harry: You've done your best to stay away from social media and gossip but tonight when you were with your friends and someone flipped through the channels and stopped when they saw Harry's name, that changed. 'Harry Styles' new mystery girl.' You heard stuff like this all the time and it wouldn't have phased you if it weren't for the video. They were close, really close, whispering and giggling in some nightclub and then they walked out and he grabbed for her hand and led her into the car. You could feel all of your friends watching you, waiting for a reaction but all you could do for a while was try to blink away the tears forming in your eyes. Eventually you stood up and excused yourself to the bathroom to call Harry. The longer it took for him to answer to harder you started to cry. "Hiya babe!" His voice was sleepy. You couldn't talk, you just quietly sobbed on the other end. "Hello? Love, are you there? You okay ? Are you crying? What happened? Dammit (Y/N) answer me." The fact that he didn't know why you were upset only made you angry. "It's over. I'm done." Your voice was quiet but stern. "What? (Y/N) please. What did I do? You can't just give up on us, please talk to me."
  • Liam: It's been almost a week since you've talked to Liam. They only time you heard from his was when he texted and said 'sooo busy. call soon xx.' You really tried to be understanding but when things got like this it was hard. All you really wanted was to hear his voice but he just didn't have the time. When he finally did call you tried your best not to be angry with him but he wasn't making it easy for you. "Well hello stranger." you teased. "C'mon (Y/N) I've had a long day I don't need your shit too," he snapped at you. "Then maybe you shouldn't have called." "Maybe your right." That's what pushed you over the edge. "Well then maybe this just isn't meant to work out." You could hear him shifting in his seat. "What? That's not what I meant, I'm just crabby..." you cut him off. "I get that. And so am I but I'm not taking it out on you. I'm so done with the excuses Liam, its not fair." You didn't give yourself enough time to process what you were saying you just said it. "(Y/N)" His voice cracked, "Please don't do this. I'm so sorry, really. I'll get better I promise, just please don't give up on us."
  • Louis: It's the longest you and Louis have gone without seeing each other and it's really taken a toll on your relationship. "I miss you so much love. Just come see me." You can practically hear him pouting on the other end. "I miss you too Lou. And you know if I would if I could." But that's not good enough for him. "C'mon, I can get you the next flight out here. You'll be in my arms by morning." You didn't mean to get so angry with him, you just hate when he talks like whatever you're doing isn't nearly as important as him so you should be the one to compromise. "I have a life here Louis. School and internship, that will hopefully turn into a job, sure it's not your glamorous rockstar lifestyle but it's my life and I can't just give it up." You snapped. "I didn't say that." You could hear him getting frustrated. "But it's what you meant. It's what you always mean. I love you but I'm not going to give up my life and future and if that's what you want then this isn't going to work." You could feel the knot building inside your chest. "(Y/N) that's not-I don't-please don't say that. Don't give up on us."
  • Niall: You've been standing in front of the mirror for what seems to be hours; poking, pulling, and prodding at your curves. Whenever you're feeling down on yourself you can always find thousands of people who are more than willing to help point out your flaws. You've been so upset lately and without Niall around to pick you back up, things have gotten bad. You've hardly slept, you can't focus at work, all you could think about was how you weren't good enough for Niall and about everything you're insecure of. When the tears started streaming down your cheeks your phone rang, it was Niall of course. "Hey baby girl! I can't wait for you to come visit...." He was his happy-go-lucky self and you were miserable, he didn't deserve this. "Look Niall," you cut him off. "I think- I just can't do this anymore. It's not fair to you." you croaked. "Whaddya mean?" his voice was small and quiet. "I'm not good for you." "That's for me to decide." He sounded angry now. "Ni, please..." This time he cut you off, "No (Y/N) you can't just...just don't give up on us."
  • Zayn: You've been at each other's throats all week. All you wanted to do when you got home was relax, but Zayn made sure that wouldn't happen. You walked into your house, music blasting, people everywhere and a mixture of alcohol and smoke filled the air. You walked into the kitchen to find Zayn playing beer pong. You stood in front of him waiting for him to explain himself but he never did. "Are you fucking kidding me?" You finally blurted out just when he was throwing the tiny plastic ball, causing it to fall short. "Fuck!" He directed towards you. "What?" He stared at you blankly. You shook your head and ran to your room, you knew Zayn was behind you. You went into your closet and started to pack a bag. "What are you doing?" Zayn stepped towards you. "I'm gonna stay with my sister, clear my head." By now you were fighting back tears. "(Y/N) please. Don't leave." He reached out for you but you pulled away. "I can't keep doing this." You were almost whispering. He stepped closer to you and reached for your cheek, this time you let his fingers brush away your tears. "Please just don't give up on me, on us..."
Homura babysitting, part one.
  • Mami: I know this is sudden but I need you to watch the kids for me.
  • Homura: ...How did you find out where I live?
  • Mami: That's not important but if you're not busy I'd like you to watch the kids while Sakura and I take care of some business.
  • Homura: Yeah, like hell I'm babysitting some-....
  • Homura: ...Wait.
  • Homura: Wait hang on, WHAT kids?
  • Nagisa: Hi lady!
  • Homura: Oh, her? Yeah, that shouldn't be too much of a prob-
  • Kyouko: Yo! Sorry I'm late but I brought the rest!
  • Homura: WAIT HOW MANY KIDS ARE YOU DUMPING ON ME HERE?
  • Yuma: Hello!
  • Homura: ...Wait, I've seen you before right?
  • Momo: Good afternoon miss.
  • Homura: ...Who's this?
  • Kyouko: This is my little sister. Introduce yourself properly Momo.
  • Momo: My name is Momo Sakura, miss.
  • Homura: Momo...? I thought...
  • Kyouko: You thought what?
  • Homura: But-... Didn't Momo, you know...?
  • Kyouko: We don't talk about that.
  • Homura: I'm pretty sure she's supposed to be dea-
  • Kyouko: ((Grabs Homura by the collar))
  • Kyouko: WE
  • Kyouko: DO NOT
  • Kyouko: TALK ABOUT THAT. UNDERSTAND?
  • Homura: Y-Yeah, I understand.
  • Kyouko: So, just watch over the kids until we get back alright?
  • Homura: Hey, how long are you two going to be?
  • Mami: Nagisa, make sure to listen to what big-sister Homura tells you okay?
  • Nagisa: Okay!
  • Homura: So you're just going to ignore me huh?
  • Kyouko: Oh yeah, and if anything happens to them while we're gone...
  • Kyouko: ((Cracks her knuckles))
  • Kyouko: I'm going to be really UPSET, you get me?
  • Homura: ....Yeah, I get you.
  • Mami: Ah, one more thing Akemi.
  • Homura: Yes?
  • Mami: You know that Kyouko will kill you if anything happens to Momo or Yuma right?
  • Homura: Yeah...?
  • Mami: She will literally kill you. I'm not exaggerating when I say that you will actually be murdered and you will seriously die.
  • Homura: YEAH, I GET IT!
  • Mami: Well, I just want you to know that I'm not like that.
  • Mami: ((Places her hand on Homura's shoulder))
  • Mami: If anything should happen to Nagisa I won't kill you...
  • Mami: ((Grips Homura's shoulder really hard))
  • Mami: I will just you WISH you were dead instead. Understand~?
  • Homura: Y-YES MA'AM I UNDERSTAND!
  • Mami: Good~!
  • Mami: ((Lets go of Homura's shoulder))
  • Mami: Well then, let's get going Sakura.
  • Kyouko: Right behind ya.
  • Homura: What have I gotten myself into...
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  • Homura: So. What the hell am I supposed to do now?
  • Nagisa: Let's play something! You wanna play hide and seek?
  • Homura: To be honest that sounds like a real hassl-
  • Nagisa: YOU'RE IT HOMURA! Count to 30 and try find us!
  • Kids: ((Scatter with the sort of military precision usually reserved for highly trained guerrilla troops))
  • Homura: God damn it...
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  • Madoka: Ah.
  • Sayaka: What's up?
  • Madoka: Suddenly I really hate hide and seek.
  • Sayaka: Oh.... kay?
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  • Homura: 28... 29... 30. Okay you little brats, here I come or whatever.
  • Homura: Let's see... I'll check the kitchen first.
  • Homura: ....Why is everything in the fridge on the floor?
  • Homura: OI, ARE YOU HIDING IN THE GODDAMN FRIDGE?
  • Nagisa: ....Noooooooooo?
  • Homura: .......
  • Homura: ..............Come out of there Nagisa.
  • Nagisa: Um, I can't.
  • Homura: Why not?
  • Nagisa: I dunno, I'm stuck! The fridge won't open!
  • Homura: Son of a...
  • Nagisa: Let m out Homura, it's cold!
  • Homura: Nah, I'm going to leave you in there for a while. That's what you get for being so stupid anyway.
  • Nagisa: YOU'RE SO MEAN!
  • Homura: Yeah, so what? What are YOU going to do about it?
  • Homura: ...Is someone shining a laser pointer at me? Alright, which one of you brats is-
  • Mami: ((Standing outside the kitchen window with a high powered sniper rifle))
  • Homura: ......
  • Mami: ......
  • Homura: ....... I thought you said you wouldn't kill me?
  • Mami: You won't die from this.
  • Homura: ......
  • Mami: .......
  • Homura: ......Yeah okay I'll let Nagisa out of the fridge.
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  • Homura: Is she just going to stalk me all day? I thought she was busy or something.
  • Nagisa: I can't believe you don't have any cheese in your fridge.
  • Homura: I can't believe you LOCKED YOURSELF IN A FRIDGE.
  • Nagisa: Rude.
  • Homura: You know where your friends are hiding?
  • Nagisa: Nope.
  • Homura: Damn.
  • Nagisa: Can I have some cheese?
  • Homura: You know I don't have cheese. You said so yourself.
  • Nagisa: ....So can I have some cheese?
  • Homura: I just you I don't HAVE any cheese!
  • Nagisa: I don't care if you have it or not, I want some cheese!
  • Homura: IF I DON'T HAVE ANY CHEESE HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME TO GIVE IT TO YOU?!
  • Nagisa: CHEESE! CHEEEEEESSSEEE!
  • Homura: GOD! ALRIGHT ALRIGHT FINE! Help me find the other little shits and I'll get you some damn cheese afterwards okay?!
  • Nagisa: Hooray!
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  • Homura: Yuma. What are you doing?
  • Yuma: .....
  • Homura: I know you're in there.
  • Yuma: .....
  • Homura: Yuma you don't even fit in that I can clearly see you.
  • Yuma: .....
  • Homura: LOOK, YOU CAN'T JUST PRETEND I HAVEN'T FOUND YOU AND THEN EXPECT IT TO WORK!
  • Homura: WHY THE HELL ARE YOU HIDING IN THE TRASH CAN ANYWAY?!
  • Yuma: My mama always said I was a useless piece of trash.
  • Homura: .........
  • Homura: Um.
  • Homura: Well.... you're not. So get out of there.
  • Yuma: I think I'm stuck.
  • Homura: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU KIDS?! HOW DO YOU KEEP GETTING INTO PLACES YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF?!
  • Homura: IT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE, IF YOU GOT IN THEN SURELY YOU THINK YOU COULD GET OUT!
  • Yuma: It smells in here.
  • Homura: IT'S A TRASH CAN WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?!
  • Yuma: It's really cramped.
  • Homura: I hate you. I hate you so much kid.
  • Yuma: That's okay. My mama hates me too.
  • Homura: .......
  • Homura: Look, don't try to guilt me or anything alright? It's annoying and it won't work.
  • Yuma: I'm hungry.
  • Nagisa: I'm hungry too, I want some cheese.
  • Homura: WHAT DID I JUST SAY ABOUT THE CHEESE?!
  • Nagisa: Um...
  • Homura: ((Mentally screaming))
  • Yuma: I'm stuck.
  • Homura: YES. I KNOW. GOD. GOD DAMN IT.
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  • Madoka: Ah.
  • Sayaka: What is it now Madoka?
  • Madoka: Little kids.... shouldn't play in trash cans.
  • Sayaka: Um, duh?
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  • Homura: Okay, can you lift your arms? I'm going to pull you out.
  • Homura: Ready? One... two... THREE!
  • Yuma: OW OW OW!
  • Homura: Deal with it, I'm going to pull again.
  • Yuma: NO! I DON'T WANT TO, IT HURTS!
  • Homura: Listen you little shit, I don't care if it hurts or not because this is the only way you're getting out of there. Now gimme your arms again!
  • Yuma: AH! HELP! HELP!
  • Kyouko: ((Kicks through the wall)) WHAT'S GOING ON IN HERE?!
  • Kyouko: HOMURA AKEMI ARE YOU TRYING TO SHOVE YUMA INTO A TRASH CAN?
  • Homura: What? NO! I'm trying to get her out!
  • Yuma: Kyouko! It's cramped and it smells in here!
  • Homura: Wait, I can explain everythOOF
  • Kyouko: ((Slugs Homura in the face))
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  • Homura: I hate you.
  • Yuma: It's not my fault.
  • Homura: YES. YES IT IS.
  • Nagisa: I want cheese.
  • Homura: SERIOUSLY CAN YOU NOT GO FOR LIKE, FIVE MINUTES WITHOUT ASKING FOR CHEESE?!
  • Yuma: I want chocolate!
  • Homura: ALL OF YOU ZIP IT AND HELP ME FIND MOMO
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  • Homura: Momo? Are you in here? This is my room you know so you better not be in here!
  • Homura: If you come out now I won't be angry but if I have to look for you and find you then I will be very, very upset. MOMO!
  • Yuma: Check the closet.
  • Nagisa: Mami said that Kyouko is stuck in the closet all the time so maybe Momo is in there too!
  • Homura: I-.... wow, okay.
  • Homura: ((Opens the closet))
  • Homura: Nope, not here.
  • Nagisa: Let's check under the bed!
  • Yuma: Yeah, my daddy hides all sorts of things under his bed!
  • Homura: Please do not tell me what sort of things are under your dad's bed.
  • Yuma: Lots of magazines of naked girls.
  • Homura: WHY WOULD YOU TELL ME AFTER I JUST ASKED YOU NOT TO?!
  • Homura: ((Sighs))
  • Homura: Alright, let's check under the bed....
  • Momo: ((Reading something under the bed))
  • Momo: Oh, hi!
  • Homura: Alright kids, game over. Get out from under there.
  • Momo: ((Crawls out))
  • Homura: Hey, what's that you're holding?
  • Momo: It's a comic I found under your bed!
  • Homura: Under my... NO DON'T LOOK AT THAT!
  • Momo: Hey! Hey! What are these two ladies doing?
  • Homura: UH- UM...
  • Yuma: Daddy has these sorts of things under his bed too!
  • Momo: Wow, really?
  • Homura: THAT'S A LIE! What your dad has is just porn but THIS is completely different! This is uh, this is clearly much more deep and meaningful than that. In actual fact, you could even say that it's like art or-
  • Nagisa: Doesn't the ladies in this book look a lot like you and Madoka?
  • Homura: -must judge a work by more than the sum of it's individual components because asdfdgfhgjkhlhjhfgdgsfasgdhgj TTTHAAAAATTTT'S JUST A COINCIDENCE!
  • Momo: Some of these pages are sticky.
  • Homura: DON'T TOUCH MY PORN MOMO
  • Kyouko: ((Slams down through the ceiling))
  • Kyouko: WHO IS THE SICK PERVERT GIVING MY LITTLE SISTER PPPPPOOOOOOORRRRRRRRNNNNNNN?!
  • Homura: ((Already mid-way climbing out the window))
  • Kyouko: ((Pulls Homura back in))
  • Kyouko: I'M GOING TO MURDER YOU THIS TIME AKEMI, YOU'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO DIE!
  • Nagisa: Oh look, there's more magazines over here.
  • Kyouko: SAY YOUR PRAYERS BECAUSE I'M GOING TO SEND YOU STRAIGHT TO HELL!
  • Momo: Oh look, there's some about big-sis and her blue haired friend!
  • Kyouko: .......
  • Kyouko: Confiscated ((snatches doujin out of Momo's hands))
  • Momo: Aw, don't be mean!
  • Kyouko: I'll let you live THIS time Akemi! But if you screw up again you're dead mean, you're toast!
  • Kyouko: ((Breaks a window and jumps out))
  • Homura: COULD YOU AT LEAST COME AND GO WITHOUT CAUSING PROPERTY DAMAGE?!
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  • Homura: Go play something by yourselves you three, I'm completely tired.
  • Nagisa: Okay!
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  • Nagisa: How could you do this to me?! How could you do this to US?!
  • Yuma: Baby please, a girl has needs and you're just not meeting them!
  • Momo: Sorry lady, your just a girl but Yuma needs a real woman to satisfy her.
  • Homura: Okay, what?
  • Homura: Hold it, hold up. What are you three doing?
  • Momo: We're playing house!
  • Homura: I-...
  • Homura: WHAT SORT OF HOUSE IS THIS?!
  • Yuma: My house.
  • Homura: ...Ouch.
  • Homura: Wow. Not okay, that is NOT cool.
  • Homura: Can't you play house normally? That's not how I remember how house was played when was little.
  • Nagisa: Oh! Oh! I know exactly what you mean Homura!
  • Nagisa: Okay, so I'll just lie down here... And Yuma, can you stand over me like- yeah, like that.
  • Nagisa: Okay, now put your arms out Yuma.
  • Yuma: Like this?
  • Nagisa: No, towards me. Yeah, that's it.
  • Nagisa: ((Grabs Yuma's arms))
  • Nagisa: IT'S AIYO!
  • Homura: ASDSFGDHFJ
  • Homura: NAGISA MOMOE, DO NOT!
  • Nagisa: .....Throw souls?
  • Homura: THIS IS NOT WHAT I MEANT, OKAY?
  • Momo: Oh, I think I know what she means!
  • Momo: Since you're already lying down Nagisa I'll just get on top of you like this and-
  • Homura: What are you doing?
  • Momo: We're playing house like in your comics Homura!
  • Yuma: Hot.
  • Homura: No. No. Do not re-enact my MadoHomu doujins please. That's just weird and wrong.
  • Kyouko: ((Bursts through house on a bulldozer)) MOOOOMMMOOOOO!
  • Mami: ((Rips off the entire roof of Homura's house with a blimp and rappels down)) NAAAGGGGIIISSSAAAA!
  • Homura: OH COME ON, REALLY!?
  • Mami: HOMURA AKEMI, WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS LEWDNESS?!
  • Kyouko: FORCING LITTLE KIDS TO ACT OUT YOUR SICK TWISTED SEX FANTASIES IS COMPLETELY WRONG YOU PERVERt!
  • Homura: I DIDN'T EVEN WANT THEM TOO! THEY DID IT BY THEMSELVES! I WANT THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT THEY'RE DOING, I WANT THEM TO STOP!
  • Mami and Kyouko: TIRO LANCIA!
  • Homura: USING BATTLE PENTAGRAM SPECIALS IS AGAINST THE RULES!
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  • Nagisa: I'm hungry, can I have some cheese?
  • Homura: SERIOUSLY, DO YOU EVER SHUT UP ABOUT CHEESE?! DAMN YOU AND YOUR GOD DAMNED CHEESE!
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360. Emotions
  • Louis: Scared; Scared for your life as you're running down the sidewalk, looking behind you every chance you get. A crew of boys were after you; it was late a night and you knew you shouldn't be out, but you wanted to explore. You had only been in London for a few days. Your head whips around just in time to hit the shoulder of a boy who was standing on the side walk, waiting for something. "I'm....sorry" You rush out; Your heart was beating a mile a minute and you could barely breath.. The boy shakes his head and helps you up."No problem love, what are you running from?" He asks. His accent makes you feel bubbly inside. "Boys... chasing...me..want..sex" You huff, while trying to control your breathing. Louis looks past your head to see a group of guys coming towards you. He quickly takes your arms and ushers you inside the building. An apartment building. "Quickly" He urges. He pushes you into an elevator and you slump onto the ground. "I'm Louis by the way" He smiles. You put your hand out to shake his, "Y/N".
  • Liam: Bliss; You watch from the bed as Liam circles the room again, your newborn son, Daniel, held gently in his arms. Liam's whispering to the little boy as if Daniel knew what he was saying. He pointed to the things around the room, telling your son what they are. You're heart melted when Liam kissed his forehead, a silent promise from Liam to Daniel. You smile from the bed and let out a content sigh. Liam's eyes met yours and he grinned. "He's perfect, Y/N" He told you. You nodded. "He's ours." You respond. Liam chuckles and sits at your side, still holding your son. "Daniel, this is your mummy. She held you in her tummy for nine months. That's how much she loves you" Liam explained. The blue eyed newborn blinked and you laughed. "Isn't she so pretty? Mummy is so pretty" He continued. Everything felt right. Having Daniel here made everything better. Complete and utter happiness was the only mood in the room. You and Liam were so happy with the new addition. So in love with him. You're family is complete... for now.
  • Niall: Anger; All you can see is red, The blood is pounding through your head, hazing your vision. Niall keeps his safe distance, nervous to see how you react. He cheated. He cheated and instead of feeling upset or hurt, you're angry so so angry. You huff and kick the wall, your sneaker almost creating a hole in the wall. You reach for the closet thing, a vase and throw it down the hall. It shatters once it hits the ground and Niall instantly straightens up. "I hate you." You say harshly kicking the wall again, this time breaking dry wall. "I hate you. I hate you. I hate you" You repeat opening the newly formed hole. Niall grabs your arms in efforts to save the wall, but you recoil, turning swiftly and slapping him straight across the face. A red mark now covers his cheek. He knew he deserved that "Fuck you, Niall Horan. You think you can have whatever you want, but guess what!" You yell at him. Your noses almost touching. "We're done" You finish, You push him away and start down the other hall. Grabbing your purse and your shoes, flipping him off as you storm out of his home.
  • Harry: Pride; The two of you sit in the theater chairs, your nine year old daughter, Mia, is just about to make her debut in Les Misérables as the roll of young Cosette at the West End Theatre. Harry's eyes light up as he saw his daughter enter the stage, her face covered in brown make up and her raggedy clothing. His lips parted through out her parts, hearing her sing in front of thousands. His heart jumped. She was living her dream like he lived his. To perform in front of thousands was life changing. Pride filled his body, every ounce of flesh radiating in the amount of pride he held for his daughter. She was his. She was a Styles. He created that.She finished Castle on a Cloud and Harry swiftly rose to his feet, your son Jace, yourself and the rest of your family rose as well, clapping and yelling for Mia. Tears ran down Harry's cheeks. He was so proud of her. So proud of all the work she did to get this role and to play it with such integrity.
  • Zayn: Nervousness; His palms were sweating as he paced back and forth. The two of you had been friends for years. Why would he be nervous to see you? It's only been the summer. Only two months since he's seen you last. He watched as you made your way down the sidewalk, your tan legs emphasized by the light of the sun. You're hair was highlighted and down in waves. You were wearing a simple babydoll dress and docs for the Malik's annual bbq. Your "dress up" outfit. Because you were always one of the guys. You skate boarded, cursed like a sailor, did everything Zayn, Anthony and Danny did. Zayn wiped his hands on the front of his jeans and smiled at you. "Y/N" He breathed nervously. "Hey Z" You smiled back. "I-i um... Can I ask you something?" He asked, stuttering over his words. The two of you were walking the familiar route back to his, the two of you always meeting half way. "Course" You replied. Zayn's throat went dry and he coughed. "I-um.. D-do you want to maybe go out on friday? Ya'know... see a movie... go to the diner" He suggested. Your stomach flipped. A date. "Yeah" You nodded. Zayn laughed happily, pulling you into him. Finally.
  • This took longer than expected. I started this on Monday...

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 a newly published author and I foolishly did the thing everyone says you shouldn't do: I read the reviews. Some of them are pretty bad, and worse, I'm not sure they're all wrong. I no longer feel like I have any perspective on what I do well as a writer and what I need to improve on. Any advice on coming back after a flop (if you've had one), and getting perspective on your own writing again?

I have a number of immediate reactions for you, not necessarily tightly associated with one another. Shuffle them around and apply them topically in whatever order feels most useful to you.

(1) “I read the reviews”: By which I assume you meant reviews on Amazon. (sigh) All of us shoot the damn Albatross at least once. Some of us do it repeatedly, but not if we’re smart. Reading Amazon reviews is like reading YouTube comments: useful critique in Amazon reviews is as thinly distributed as dust in a comet’s tail. You’d get better results from consulting a haruspex.

The problem is that we’ve all been conditioned by the nature of online life to crave instantaneous feedback, even when we know better. The truth, though, is that thoughtful critique is almost never instantaneous. Reviews from bookbloggers’ sites are a different matter: often something useful will manifest itself in such places. But Amazon? Seriously, leave those reviews alone after this.

(2) Course correction: There’s no question that some reviewers will be able to spot things about a given work that don’t work, and need fixing. Your job, at a later date, will be to look over reviews from people who know what they’re doing and see if any of the things they’re saying about the work in question really feel true.

But right now, if you’re within days or weeks of your book’s release, you have no business thinking about this. Right now you ought to be writing another book. (C.J. Cherryh taught me the salutary habit of — when we used to use typewriters — on finishing one novel, immediately, like that minute, rolling another sheet of paper into the machine and starting a new book. Go do that.)

As regards the just-published work, you’ll still be much too raw and strung out about it to be able to make accurate or useful judgments for some time — at the very least a month or so. Stick the book in one of the file drawers of your mind (as a wise writer does between drafts) and come back to it later.

(3) Are you sure you’ve really flopped? These things don’t happen instantaneously. You are in the world of, if not the Long Tail, at least the longISH one. Flops may be like a trainwreck, but they are a very very leisurely trainwreck, one that takes weeks, even months, to unfold. Don’t be too sure you’re already caught in one.

Also: Beware the false equivalence of assuming that your book is flopping because the Amazon reviewers seem to hate it. Believe it or not, not all Amazon customers pay attention to the reviews. (Though of course Amazon really wants you to believe otherwise.)

(4) The intrinsic validity of your basic accomplishment and experience as a writer is already undeniable. Even with self-publishing flowering as it is, by finishing an actual  book and getting it published, you have done a thing that not even 1% of your reviewership has done. 99.999999+% of people now breathing and walking around have never managed to make it past their inertia and their own insecurities to do what you have done. And a very similar number never will.*

Of course this fact doesn’t automatically make you a good writer. Nothing will do that but time, and steady work at your craft, and good old bloody-minded persistence (and of these, the greatest is persistence, routinely overcoming in some of its practitioners even a total lack of talent). But by your efforts and your passion you have already brought yourself to a place that deserves acknowledgement — and from which you can go on to higher levels of accomplishment if you don’t panic yourself out of it right now.

So take a deep breath. Step back. Go write something else that you enjoy and which will take your attention off this for the time being, and make you feel good. Your career is not going to implode because of this unless you talk yourself into believing it will. Ten years from now you’ll laugh about it, and twenty years from now you may not even remember it. For now though, go to your writing “happy place” and wait this little squall out until enough time has passed for you to usefully evaluate it.

*This doesn’t render the opinions of those who’ll never write a book completely worthless. But the old cliché about “those who can’t…” does come up for consideration here: and one of the things about clichés is that they routinely have at least some truth buried in them — otherwise they wouldn’t become clichés.

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.