i'm just really excited about this series

spectralspices  asked:

So. Secret Empire. I read it and it's just a sickening mess. Everything happening is just in service of making the Big Event Happen (like civil war 2, bluh) and the only reason I'm really excited for this is so that we can just purge nazi-cap from our collective consciousness once this is over. I don't even have a question! I'm just venting about this shitty event! Fuck nick spencer, that guy is a moron with no respect for where cap CAME from. "Oh he was a nazi the whole time" eat SHIT SPENCER

poorsimon said:Do you think there is a slight possibility that we’ll get a fantastic four book in 2017 to celebrate jack kirbys centenary? Marvel is a hot mess right now with that boring fascist captain America and every series that I was enjoying is either ending in the next couple of months or crossover events are ruining them, looks like marvel is in the same place dc was during the new 52 era

Anonymous said:Thoughts on Dark Matter/Generations/Secret Empire? Specifically for secret Empire, Cap is on of my favorite heroes and I feel like this fundamentally breaks him in a really shitty way. Not to say we won’t get good stories with him in the future, but it’s sort of like Dr. Light where every time he shows up you can’t help but think of identity crisis.

There’s been a bit of a theme to my asks the last couple days.

So yeah. Spoilers ahead, obviously: in the midst of an all-out assault on the nation and world, just as it seemed everyone would make it through like always to see another day, America was betrayed by its systems and subverted from within, culminating in an overt fascist seizing of the White House. Don’t worry though, this week Marvel’s saying it isn’t political.

The cake-topper being that as it turns out via flashback, Nazi Cap (and in response to the inevitable um, actually’s: Hydra’s seminal story under Steranko showed their leader as a character created by Stan and Jack as a Nazi, pretty much all explicit Hydra-isn’t-Nazis material are retcons by Spencer for this arc, “Hail Hydra” is an obvious analogue for another fascist chant, the ‘real Hydra’ inner circle includes Nazis and Neo-Nazis, and this Cap’s vision for America includes white children hunting black children in the street. He’s a fuckin’ Nazi) isn’t a construct of the cosmic cube, but in fact the real Steve Rogers: the Axis won World War II, but the Allies used a cosmic cube to create a fake history where Rogers was on their side and they won the war - gotta ask why they didn’t deal with the Holocaust too - with the real guy now reactivated and fulfilling his true mission. Obviously, this not only delegitimizes every story of a character created by a pair of Jewish-Americans specifically to punch Hitler right in the fucking face, but does it by stating that in the natural course of things, the Master Race of course overtakes the Earth with their sheer superiority, with the very concept of the people they would annihilate having a chance at hope or justice or freedom being a lie currently in the process of getting torn down.

This is a little bit touchy.

There’s obvious franchising reasons for this: Chris Evans has made clear he isn’t sticking around for long if at all after Avengers 4, while as of that movie Anthony Mackie will still have at least 3 films in his contract, so it’s in their interests to set Sam Wilson up in the comics as Captain America to match. Problem is, they started the process before a movie about Steve Rogers, so they had to bring him back, and now have to figure out a way to get him out of the picture for a longer period than simply old age or death. And if you want to get him out of the running for the title of One True Captain America, not only making him a Nazi, and retroactively always a Nazi at that, but classifying literally every non-Nazi Captain America story essentially in-universe fanfic? That’ll get him off the board for awhile. It’s ruinously terrible, but also quick and easy, same as it was quick and easy to move Captain Marvel and once upon a time Iron Man into the spotlight in time for their movies by making them fascists. You’ll have to ask Marvel why fascism is their go-to shocking character twist, though.

I think the source point of the issues here stems from something simple I mentioned recently: I don’t think either of the Big Two necessarily believe there’s going to be a comic book industry in 20 years, or even necessarily 10, so there’s no real reason to attempt anything other than drawing as much blood from the stone as they possibly can. Clearly the creators are trying their best, middle-management I’m sure have long-term plans, and I doubt the powers-that-be want it to fail. But sales have been dropping for years, and neither of them have demonstrated any plan of substance whatsoever to reverse that trend. They both had their moments of attempting to right the ship, and both fell through – the original Marvel NOW! and its immediate follow-ups were major successes, but half their biggest writers left in the wake of Secret Wars and so they reverted to type with endless editorial interference and bullshit crossovers, while DC’s attempt at innovation with DCYou was scattershot at best, clearly born less of a philosophy of “let’s let our best talents try bold new things!” nearly so much as “let’s do weird new things that might grab headlines”. 

Viewed in that light, many of their recent decisions start to make sense; after the New 52 trying to draw in 90s fanboys and maybe a couple teenagers fell through, DC’s explicitly banking on rolling back the clock and appealing to the core fanbase with Rebirth while simultaneously betting everything on the shock value of incorporating Watchmen, while Marvel has fallen back on its regular event-and-relaunch tactics, and if the “Make Mine Marvel” rumors are true, they’ll soon be returning to a predominately white and male cast of headliners with a handful of exceptions (hence why escape hatches were built into almost all of their recent successor characters – Mjolner was prophesied to return to the Odinson before the first issue of Jane Foster’s book, Tony Stark is only in stasis, the Ultimate Universe may or may not be waiting out there for Miles and his cast to return, etc.) They don’t think there’s a new audience to be won, or at minimum they clearly haven’t given any thought to the kind of formatting, publication, narrative or marketing breakthroughs that might let them reach that wider audience (probably part of why they’re so petrified of staying in retailers’ good graces – digital of the way of the future, but they don’t believe they’re going to see that future, therefore they’re sticking to appealing to the base while they can), and so naturally they’re going to the tried-and-true methods of drawing cash out of the existing audience until it all falls apart, by which time everyone currently at the top will have new jobs or be retired.

So that Marvel in particular has been overly contemptuous of progressive elements of their fanbase isn’t shocking. I doubt their leadership of middle-aged guys have any particular sympathy for their viewpoint, and if they don’t see them as a potential pathway to saving the industry either, then it’s not a surprise they clearly see them as a gaggle of mercurial, industry-ignorant whiners, to be discarded once the half-hearted measures at winning them over aren’t enough. And if they’ve decided they don’t give a shit about progressive ideals in the slightest beyond what’s necessary to avoid mainstream attention on their fuck-ups, and they don’t seem to be trying to bring about a workable model for the industry – especially given that they’re at this point unquestionably the secondary caretakers of these characters compared to TV and movies, so these franchises can go on without them – and they’re convinced shock value stunts and events are the only way to draw in dollars while they can, then yeah. Sure. Why wouldn’t they make Captain America a Nazi? To think that’s a bad idea would require meaningfully giving a shit about their own product, or at least thinking that anyone else will in a few years.

As for the Fantastic Four, that’s probably still in Fox’s hands, but I really do hope Al Ewing gets a crack at them someday.

anonymous asked:

This is a genuine curious question( I just really hope I don't come across as rude or anything) but why are you so excited about the Balloon Squad? Would you still be excited if they were white? I'm not saying it's bad or anything, but it's like you took a 180 turn from being tired of men in tv series to loving this? Did I miss something or? Thank you <3

alright, now i can focus my eyes a bit better and i’m not on the verge of falling asleep. i also know that some people do wonder about this, genuinely, because i do say quite a lot i don’t care about boys/men/whatever etc (which is still true) but here’s the deal:

this season is about sana. and i lovelovelove sana. i love the fact we get to see the world from her eyes and meet the people close to her, see how they interact.

i love this mostly for the selfish purpose because sana is a #Fave but also because of the political reasons that we’re featuring a muslimah main, a woman of colour main and i have nothing but absolute trust that julie and iman are gonna give us the realistic view on it.

so the balloon squad. i’m excited because, well, usually men of colour in media following the route of toxic masculinity. thus far, i haven’t seen that in the balloon squad. they jump on elias for calling sana slavekvinne. the messages between elias and sana come off as complete sibling-esque, and to me, it feels like just when my brother is checking in on me, testing the waters like, did she become really mad at me for X reason etc.

so no, truth to be told, i wouldn’t be as interested in this if they were another white boy squad because i wouldn’t be interested for the political reasons. i wouldn’t have the same feeling of #Relate when seeing boys of colour interact with each other. i haven’t yet seen something that makes me feel uncomfortable around this squad, and especially not on the same level of discomfort i had seeing dickhelm and p-chris (throwback to anxiety attacks :))

this season isn’t really about the balloon squad either, it’s about sana, it’s about how she sees the world, and it’s definitely going to have impact on other youth.

that is not to say, however, i wouldn’t have minded seeing more girls on the show, women of colour, dark skinned women etc., but i’ll take what i get. this level of honest and realistic portrayal of our lives is rare in media. and i’m not even muslimah.

what i think people need to do is sit back down, relax, and just watch. if they don’t enjoy it, fine, but don’t take it out on us. i absolutely loved season 3 for a whole other reason, that being me having that feeling of #Relate to a white gay boy, because of my own family issues and because i’m lesbian. what i relate to, i will enjoy, as long as i don’t feel like it’s too poorly done or something.

i still stand by the fact that no matter how many marginalised groups you add in to a tv series or a movie, it can still suck, it can still feature toxic stereotypes and even have the opposite effect. but i have no doubt that skam is not going to be that web tv series.

thepersonalblogofsh  asked:

I've got that idea that we might get losts of flashbacks along the series to Even's pov as he'd sit at the present moment to talk about them with his therapist. It's that or Isak's bday, Wednesday at 21:21, or pride or all (pls all?). Anyways, I'm still excited. So so so excited. I miss my sunshine so much 😍❤

Omg those are amazing theories ahhhh there are so many possibilities with an Even clip

I can’t choose what my favourite is!

i actually…..would really like a quiet clip?

does that make sense?

I would love a clip where it’s just Even sitting in silence with his mind running on a million thoughts as he tries to focus on a minute by minute. I want to see him look in the mirror and I wanna see how he sees himself. I want to see his daily routine and what helps him work through the thoughts that plague his mind. I want to see him show us how he doesn’t let those thoughts consume him, but he lives with them, takes it step by step and sees the bright things in the world as well as he can

I wanna see what those bright things are in his world. I want feel every little bit of what he feels as his day goes by, i want to see what his world looks like while he analyses every single second that he spends in it. I would just like to spend a couple minutes at the start of his clip alone in his mind.

i know that might sound a little boring to some but oh my gosh the thought of this gives me goosebumps and makes me so damn excited i can’t sleep.

I would just love to feel everything he feels for a moment. Just a second. I love him so much.

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thechubbyballerina  asked:

Dude I'm hella excited for Hunger Pangs, and it looks amazing! Like! Really! Really! Amazing! But, whenever I see the title I always think Hunger Games? And I'm very worried about this for some reason? Still v v excited tho!!!!

Ah, thank you <3

And lol, yea, I think for a lot of people there’s that association. For me it’s usually people calling it Hunger Pains, which, yea I get that too. ETD does it all the time. I did toy with just naming it The Vampire Werewolf Thing, which in all honesty, I might make into the series title :P

The Vampire Werewolf Thing and Other Strange Delights, by Joy Demorra.

Hm. I think I rather like that.

anonymous asked:

hi!! so i just read never ever have i ever and!!!!! i love?!??? and then i accidentally clicked your about instead of the tumblr link and more incoherent !!!!!! sounds, because a) it's also very well written and you sound wonderful and i already admire the heck out of u (which is probably a little weird considering i've read a single fic and you bio but alas) b) i'm also nonbinary arom and bi and it is!! so nice! to see that.. anywho sorry i was just really excited about all that;;

Oh goodness, thank you so much! I’m very happy you enjoyed it. :D

And aro/bi enbies HOLLA. I wish there was more arofic and transfic on ao3, but there are some excellent ones available!

Shameless plug, but I have an aromantic Will fic, too–The Sun’s Light Failed.

Happy reading, citizen! (And thank you again!) <3

i’d also like to let everyone know that i’m watching degrassi the next generation from season one,  so prepare for me to add just about every possible character from the series as i go!

anonymous asked:

hi i have a question um when will you be updating labyrinth?? i really love the series alot and i hope i dont pressurize you but are you gonna update it soon? aksjsjaksj im actually so impatient that i have been coming to check everyday to see whether you have updated it woops

hello love!!!! LMAO don’t worry, it doesn’t really pressure me much; i actually thought that everyone had forgotten about labyrinth, but it’s nice to know that someone’s still waiting for it!! i plan to (hopefully) update it this weekend!! :D 

  • What she says: I'm fine.
  • What she means: I'm lowkey excited about the Ducktales reboot, and I'm hoping it goes well, and though I understand that Donald was booted in the original series because of "his voice", I'm still incredibly excited that Donald isn't being put on a bus because nothing can compare to the dynamic between the original Scrooge Mcduck squad and more than that we're going to GET TO SEE DONALD AND SCROOGE'S INTERACTIONS AND I'M JUST REALLY EMOTIONAL OVER THE ORIGINAL DUCKGANG AND THAT FOR ONCE, WHEN IT REALLY MATTERS, DONALD ISN'T GETTING THE SHORT END OF THE STICK

reiqenarataka  asked:

Jgkg i mean. So there wont be werewolves in reformation because the point of it is to avoid stereotypes buT U BET I WANNA WRITE A ONESHOT unrelated cos stacho's mourning the loss of werewolf seri and also i really like that idea of reigen just thinkin its a dog but its seri. ALSO WHO SHOOTS A DOG WHAT WRONG WITH THEM. YOU HAVE TO SHARE THE HAPPY ALTERNATIVES NOW.

what w h O SHOWED IT TO STACHO DO I GOTTA PUNCH YOU OR EV OR HOW THE FUCK DID THAT HAPPEN

i understand not putting werewolves in reformation, like if/when i end up writing some more for the pupseri stuff i most likely will have no vampires or even other werewolves in there just to keep everything tight and focused on such wonderful things as reigen finding the prettiest pink collar for omurice and falling asleep on top of his fluffy doggo (and seri having to awkwardly shuffle out from under him)

and u H THERE WAS WEREWOLF PANIC K I DON’T KNOW I JUST REMEMBERED THE ENDING TO AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON AND HAD THE WORST TYPE OF “OH” MOMENT AFTER GETTING THE ASK FOR THAT!!

I'm really excited and no one in my group chat

Will answer me so I’m gonna squeal about my (probably very minor in the grand scheme of things) accomplishment here to the tumblr void. 💃🎉🎉📃💡🕯

What’s this great (not so great) accomplishment, you ask?

Well, I’m writing a book series, yes? And I’ve been working on it for a while but before I was just cramming a bunch of unrelated things together with no real idea where it was all going to fit and stuff…. anyway, so I cut out a bunch of stuff and I’ve been working on redesigning the world. World building is my favorite aspect after all.

And I’ve been working on a few useable conlangs for the world, one of which was developed in this one particular realm (this is in the realm of fantasy or supernatural, I suppose). And today I wrote a short (page and a half) overview of the history of this particular realm up to a certain point to help me get a feel for how the language might’ve developed as well as the creation myth for the group who would later come to inhabit this realm. And I’m a super nerd so it’s got me really excited and just ready to go and everything.

I just feel great because I feel like things are connecting so much more smoothly and I feel like I’m finally at a place where I can understand the world around me and certain issues well enough to approach them in my writing the way I think they deserve to be written and wow I’m so damn happy.

Anyway, that was all I wanted to brag about really. 😸😸 I’m about to go to bed but if anyone is curious feel free to hit me up. I’ve been dying to know if my little story summary sounds any good. Lol. Tho, tbh, there is a lot more in the story than could ever be expressed in a mere summary. I may be putting too much effort into it but it’s fun, so I guess that’s okay. (I say it’s fun now, but next time I get writers block I’ll probably cry about how not fun writing is. Lol)

anonymous asked:

I know you've been gone but any chance of younow thoughts? Your recaps are my favourite. Please please please.

Hello I’m alive and yes I have to because WHAT AN AMAZING LIVE SHOW.

My god, was it just me, or did Dan seem giddy af? He was in such a good mood. Seriously, for a second I almost questioned whether he might be tipsy or something lol. The dimple was nearly on full display that entire hour because of how much he was laughing and smiling. So lovely and nice to watch.

With that came so many gems…..

“Get a house and a dog” “Probably one day, it’s inevitable…I’d like to think.” hahahahahahahahaha ha ha ha h *cries* way to paint the most beautiful picture imaginable, Daniel. I can see it now. Dan. Phil. Dog. House. Koi pond. Garden. Marriage license (but come on, Phil’s right, it’s only just a piece of paper and they’re already married as hell). What more could anyone else want really?

“Phil came up with this one you little shit” My favorite sentence of the whole show.

Dan saying this has been the best year of his life. *wipes tear*

Phil being loud in the background and Dan yelling to him. Also LOVED that he admitted to Phil waiting till the show is over so they can eat together. I mean, we all knew, (gotta love the times when we hear Phil banging around in the kitchen) but it was cute to have him mention it. The idea of Phil getting all restless and trying to make Dan hurry up so they can have dinner is pretty adorable. “The Domestic life of Dan Howell” is right.

He said multiple times how pleased and happy he was that everyone was so supportive of the app. And how scared he was beforehand because he thought the reaction would be negative. That made me a bit sad tbh. That is definitely 100% directly related to the reaction of tabinof and it hurts my heart to think that they might have been any ounce more doubtful of themselves. It would be very difficult to not harbor some insecurities after the reception of the book/tour. Dan already doubts himself quite a lot and it’s just a shame to think that their confidence might have been wounded from that. Especially in regards to something they were/are so proud of. I know people had their reasons and it was a huge shock to many, but I just wish things had been different. That’s all. And his statements today really reminded me of that. But on the positive side, I'm very happy that they were so excited and proud of the way the app was received by everyone this time around. They deserve it.

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anonymous asked:

You know what I would like to happen sooner or later in the series? Some space dedicated to the moral role of science in the series. Science has been pretty important in Tg, but so far it's interesting to note how all the projects, all the researches about ghouls were made only for war porpuses. The quinques, the Quinx, Kanou's half ghouls were all projects made to create weapons and soldiers. Yet, there are other possibilities nobody has considered except for Touka. (cont)

What if brilliant scientists like Kanou or Chigyou had focused their strength in trying to understand the biological origin of ghouls like Touka said she wanted to do? What if instead of creating weapons they created food ghouls could eat? What if they studied RC cells and tried to understand them better? This could help not only ghouls but also humans like Haru Shirazu who suffer from an ilness connected to said cells. I think science is gonna be important in the future of the series.

I like what you’re thinking, anon! I’ve actually talked a lot about scientific and technological innovation’s moral implications in the courses I’ve TAed, so your observation hits home for me. And while I believe that Ishida (like me) has had more of an education in the humanities, I think he’s made it clear that he is heavily involving scientific topics or concepts in the discussion. I think it’s especially present in :re, although your mention of Touka does occur in the first series. And as we get closer to learning more about the Garden and interacting with Kanou again, this kind of utilization of science/technology for immoral purposes is definitely going to be more explicitly addressed soon.

I’m also super excited about your juxtaposition between Touka’s scientific goals and Kanou/Chigyou’s, because I think it fits well with the general themes I discussed in this meta. While Touka is not perfect in her relationship to the world, she is emphasized throughout the story to be on a positive path to subverting this “wrong world.” In her statement of wanting to be a teacher, a role that symbolically focuses upon  constructing a better future through working with others, her intellectual desires partially contrast Eto’s – a postmodern, nihilistic author who “wants to destroy everything” (other than in what’s maybe shown in Bileygr the King). I don’t think this contrast stops at Eto, though, because she particularly wants to be a biology teacher. She wants to teach science. And, like you suggest, science’s use for war – instead of researching and educating one’s self about identity or how to cure illnesses – is a HUGE theme throughout the series. (There’s a reason Kaneki’s mask has Frankenstein’s monster’s bolts – because these scientists’ actions are just as morally dubious.) 

So, I think that Touka’s interest in researching ghouls’ biological origin is another way that her character shows her progression away from perpetuating their world’s distorted order, because it represents how science can be useful in better society and humanity. Through analyzing and examining the differences between the identity groups, she may have seen more of why they have emerged and present this knowledge to the public in a way that may reduce their fear of the ghoul other. This goal’s interruption by the world’s distorted order with the Anteiku Raid also makes it all the more tragic, as we haven’t seen that same scientific interest necessarily emerge back in Touka’s pursuits since then. I do hope to see more about it at some point.

On a completely different note, though, I REALLY want to see more of Chigyou in a more villainous light before the series ends. He’s been shown as the tech support so far, but he’s obviously being built up as a parallel with Kanou. So, I’m very eager for his next appearance.

anthrotmnt  asked:

I'm still so excited about the revelation of Knock Out's conjunx, but I was curious about one thing - you said "this relationship was one I really wanted to explore" and it made me wonder about their original partnership in Prime: If Hasbro had allowed it then, since they're fine with the concept of conjunx endura, would we have seen more between them in the show? Or is this just taking that relationship further as a uniquely comic experience? I'm really excited for this series - thank you!

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melting-in-feels  asked:

I'm also excited but nervous for Leo's role in the dark prophecy bc on one hand there is so much potential for development and Rick can fix everything but he also could ruin Leo's character more?! I think ultimately I'm happy that it seems like Leo's a main character bc he's my favorite. But I also don't rlly ship Caleo so we'll see how that goes. Gahh I'm so anxious about that. XD sorry for ranting I saw ur tags on the Leo art you reblogged.

It’s definitely gonna be an interesting book. Back when The Trials of Apollo were first announced, I figured he and Calypso would return, but I truly believed it would be just a cameo. I never anticipated that they would be playing such a main, big, and pivotal role in the series. 

Now that it looks clear they will be, I’m really really excited, but also a little cautious. I know I’m in the minority here, but I never had a big problem with Leo’s character in BoO, so I’m not looking for redemption or anything like that…but I am curious to see how he’s developed further.

As for Caleo, I ship it mediocrely. I saw it coming from a mile away; once Riordan announced she’d be in HoO, I knew even from the SoN era that Leo would end up finding Ogygia. Maybe because of that, it didn’t seem as sudden or forced as I can imagine it might seem for other readers? Not sure. 

In either case, I think there’s definitely some foreshadowing for trouble in paradise. During the tail end of The Hidden Oracle, after Leo/Calypso/Festus return and they’re talking about what comes next, Apollo notes that Leo seems a bit anxious and on edge regarding Calypso’s thoughts of returning to the world. Apollo notes that Leo’s probably wrestling with a lot of responsibility. She left the island for him, and now the three of them are about to embark on an extremely dangerous quest. That dynamic could prove to be catastrophic, and I’m intrigued to see how it’s dealt with!