i'm not a big fan but they were so cool ok

river444  asked:

Hey Shelly, what do you think of the rumor that Taka wrote the song "Right by your side" (on the Skyfall album) for Hiro? I'm mostly hearing it from the Japanese fans who were able to buy the CD at OOR's concerts. It would certainly put down the idea that the brothers hate each other.

Hey there!! ヽ(^o^)丿

You have tempted me to hunt for that single straight away XD. Too bad the Skyfall single is venue-limited. It will be a cool limited item because it features Taka’s buddies Ken Crossfaith, Mah SiM and Masato Coldrain ;-)

There has never been any doubt in my mind that the Moriuchi brothers are supportive of each other away from the public eye and that Taka cares about Hiro very much. I talked about it many times but most notably on this post ♥:


Anyway, looking at the lyrics that other fans had uploaded and then trying to link it to any other events in Taka’s life, it seems like the strongest connection would be Hiro. Taka wrote “home" a lot in there.

Fans had connected MFS’s Home to OOR’s Nobody’s Home when ANTITHESE came out. No secret that both songs are about the brothers’ family. Taka clearly cried onstage when he performed that song as the finale in the Yokohama Arena DVD. Hiro totally broke down performing Home at the Budokan.

I personally think Home is Hiro’s personal follow-up to Nobody’s Home. Could the brothers openly yet discreetly respond to each other with Right By Your Side being a possible response to Home? Certainly possible based on the situation described in the lyrics. Unlike the lyrics for OOR’s Listen which clearly mention “friend", Right By Your Side doesn’t say “friend".

I’m sure Home caught Taka’s attention from the start when ANTITHESE was released. There is no way Taka would let Hiro’s tears go unnoticed. After all, he has been known for stopping OOR mid-concert when he spotted fans passing out or getting crushed. He wasn’t going to turn a blind eye on Hiro’s tears at the Budokan. I’m sure Taka was among the first to reach out to Hiro too after his tearful performance at CDJ 15/16.

As usual with the Moriuchi brothers, the strongest emotion is usually expressed in the Japanese lyrics. So, I looked at the words and compared a few different translations to see interpretation by different people.



* The part I’m not sure of is which meaning of “realize" was intended in this song. “Realize" as in “becoming aware"? OR “realize" as in “turning it into reality"? Both kinda fit to me. The song meaning will change a bit though.

If the song really is for Hiro and about the family’s split, then these lines …………… very likely refer to Taka’s own strained relationship with their Papa back then. The words he (probably) had said in his frustration at the time which he feels were too immatured / childish now.

繋ぐ 言葉は 若すぎて
超えるべきは そう いつだって
自分自身以外にいない Oh
Kuyashisa majiri kotoba wo haita
Tsunagu kotoba wa wakasugite
Koeru beki wa sou itsudatte
Jibun jishin igai ni inai Oh

Regretful words that I spat out
Even the connecting words were too immatured
The one we should overcome is always
within ourselves Oh

Then, provided that the song really is for Hiro, these lines could be the big brother’s advice saying that it’s ok to express that sadness and then reassuring that he’ll be there always.

燃える尽きるまで 叫べば良い
Right by your side
Kimi ga kakaeta sono zetsubou
Moerutsukiru made sakebeba ii
Kaeru basho nara itsudatte
Right by your side

Even the despair you’ve been holding on to
It’s ok if you shout it out till it burns to ashes
If there is a place that I return to, it will always be
Right by your side


Even if the song wasn’t for Hiro, the message is still exactly about being there for that someone.

I just hope Taka would clarify it someday (^^)

anonymous asked:

Nissi, do u ever get like upset when u realize how popular bts has become?? Like u see all these new ARMYS joining the fandom and it's gr8 but they're literally so cringe and don't realize the difference between "v" and "Taehyung" and they kind of shame the whole fandom? Like I love how recognized bts is but I'm also upset I have to share with all these rude ass hoes who are literally just jumping on the band wagon ಠ_ಠ (ok sorry rant over heh)

hm not rly.. maybe just a little nostalgic, bc fandom used to be a pretty different place if u catch my drift lmao…. tbh im just endlessly proud of how far theyve come, too much to shed a tear over a few “bad” fans. bts becoming more and more successful is not a bad thing and. ok. it’s true that armys dont have a very good image these days, but dont let that get to u !! lets just be happy that the boys are getting lots of love and support. and the community is pretty inclusive and big, and u can meet a lot of cool ppl, there are lots of positives <3

Q&A with Jay Park
  • Request: Can we have a Q/A with Jay as the bf. You are a singer as well, so basically you met at a concert :) and now you were friends before becoming a couple.. And it was SsamD who pushed both of you to confess that you like each other haha full of teasing pls
  • I hope you like it : )
  • ---
  • After watching Simon’s Q&A with his girlfriend, Jay wants to do one with you. Both of you are always busy due to hectic schedules - Jay with his label and you with your singing career. Luckily for both of you, Jay has found some time between his work and you were in Seoul for a press tour for your new album. So Jay asked you to come into the studio to do the Q&A with him along with Simon who will be asking the questions and doing the filming.
  • Jay: Simon, you can’t ask any other questions except the ones on the cards ok?
  • Simon: I know, I know. I've done this before so I should I know better than you, Park Jae-Beom. Ok, I'm ready. Action!
  • Jay: Aiight. Hello everyone, My name is Jay Park and I'm here today with my lovely girlfriend aka [Y/N].
  • You: Hi!
  • Jay: Just a hi, babe? No I'm here with my sexy boyfriend? I'm just messing with you babe so we're going to a Q&A today just like the one with Simon.
  • Simon: They like to copy me. Anyway the first question is where did you two go on your first date?
  • You: First date? I think we were both in your hometown, Seattle. Jay asked me to go this local Mexican place. The food there was amazing!
  • Jay: Yeah, we went to Luna Azul. Shout out to them. Go check them if you're in the area. We didn't do much after hey?
  • You: No, we didn't. It was raining that night so we went back to your house.
  • Jay: Damn right, we went back to my house. I pressed her buttons that night hehe
  • You: What buttons? I think you meant your PS4 controller babe because we played games that night as well.
  • Jay: As well...
  • Simon: Ayyyy TMI. Save those stories to the end.
  • Jay: Whatever man. Read out the next question.
  • Simon: What are your thoughts the first time meeting each other?
  • You: We met at Justin Bieber's concert. We were both in same VIP room.
  • Simon: What did you think of him?
  • You: I thought he was a very cold person at first because he wasn't really talking to anyone besides his crew. But also, very imitating.
  • Jay: Imitating? Who, me?
  • You: You're right. Jay is like a very enthusiastic.. puppy. He may look like a cold person but once you start talking to him, he's very funny and sarcastic.
  • Simon: What about you, Jay? What did you think of [Y/N]?
  • Jay: I noticed her well before we all got settled in the room. I thought, wow this girl has a very pretty smile and also that ass!
  • You smack Jay on his chest.
  • Jay: I'm sorry baby. Seriously, her smile lit up the room. I was very hesitant to talk to her because I thought she already had a boyfriend. I mean, someone that good looking wouldn't be single.
  • Simon: And ahem who told you to go and talk to her first? Before the Biebs would ask her to go to his after party.
  • Jay: It was you, Simon. He purposely pushed me into her. But in seriousness, I'm thankful for that. Otherwise I wouldn't be as happy as I am today.
  • Simon: Aww too cute, Park Jae-Beom. You better mention me during your wedding. So what is the most romantic thing that he/she has done?
  • You: The time when Jay flew out to Taipei to surprise me on my birthday. I didn't know but when I left Seoul to go to Taipei, Jay was on the next flight out. But he didn't show up until my concert the next night. He surprised me on stage. I kind of hate him for that because I cried and it ruined my makeup.
  • Jay: Do you know how hard it was knowing we were in the same hotel and having to avoid you?
  • You: What was hard, Jay?
  • Jay: I can't say it because Simon is here.
  • Simon: I'm sure I know what I mean Jay. You don't need to speak in codes.
  • Jay: Anyway, I think the most romantic thing [Y/N] has ever done to me, well actually she usually does it when I have a shit day. [Y/N] always prepares a bath for me. You know, with those cool bath bombs and candles.
  • Simon: You in a bath tub? That's an odd picture. Ok, what are each other’s worst or annoying habits?
  • You: Jay's tongue!
  • Jay: My tongue?
  • You: You're always sticking your tongue out. It's so annoying when I want to take a proper picture. Like your tongue should stay inside of your mouth baby.
  • Jay: That's not what you wanted or said last night.
  • You smack Jay across the chest again.
  • Jay: Haha. And you have the bad habit of taking my jackets and caps. To make things worse, she would pack them into her bags when she leaves. It's fucking winter right now and all I've been doing is wearing layers.
  • You: Good. Wearing layers would make it look like your arms are big and muscly.
  • Jay: Hey!
  • Simon: Alright love birds. Next question what is your ideal date night?
  • You: I prefer staying in you know, just a home cooked dinner and Netflix is fine. Plus I get to show Jay how to cook.
  • Jay: Yeah. Given our crazy schedules, it is always nice to wind down and relax.
  • Simon: That's nice. We're nearly at the end of this, are there any weird fantasies/kinks that you have or into?
  • Jay: I've seen shit going around saying that I have a daddy kink..?
  • You: Ha!
  • Simon: Does he, [Y/N]?
  • You look at Jay.
  • Jay: Fo real tho, I don't.
  • You: He actually doesn't but when he's annoying, I use that against him which makes it worse sometimes and he would pun-
  • Jay: Aye baby don't give away too much.
  • You: Oops, sorry...
  • Jay: Also, I'm just going to straight out tell them this. I like seeing [Y/N] strip.
  • Your face was blushing and you could feel your cheeks burning up.
  • Simon: Okay, last question do you two have any funny, embarrassing sex stories?
  • You: There are many, right Jay? I remember the one with your song. I'll tell it. We usually listen to music when we um do it and there was this time when one of Jay's songs was playing. What was it again?
  • Jay: It was Do What We Do.
  • You: That's right. So apparently, the track was like the first recording Jay made and at the end, you could hear Simon and Gray talking. They were having an argument of what's better - dumplings or ramen. It was so weird hearing them because I thought they were in the same room as us. So awkward and I couldn't stop laughing afterwards.
  • Jay: Yeah and that was the last time we ever have songs playing in the background.
  • Simon: Aha, sorry guys. Okay that's all the questions, now say goodbye to your fans.
  • You: Thanks for watching this and I hope to do another one soon. Mwah!
  • Jay: Thank you and please go support my baby. Her new album has just dropped, go listen and buy it now! Peace! AOMG! Argh!

♢ Otabek had friend crush on Yuri for years before he found the courage to talk to him. 

♢ Yuri have also noticed Otabek before and secretly thought he looked cool.

♢ After Otabek finally spoke to Yuri, they basically became besties the very same day.

♢ Otabek meeting Yuri’s cat was a big deal for Yuri. The cat instantly took a liking to him.

♢  They have been friends for over 2 years before they started dating.

♢ They both kind of knew after only a few months of friendship that they would eventually become something more, but they didn’t rush. Yuri didn’t really feel ready for it and Otabek was not comfortable with dating someone so young, so they waited. They’ve never talked about it, but either of them minded.

♢ It all started after their first kiss. Which was very much unplanned and just kind of happened. They’ve been hanging out at Yuri’s apartment late in the evening, watching some action movie, both dead tired after all day of training. Yuri was kind of lying on Otabek’s shoulder, which wasn’t unusual for them at all, but for some reason, it was different that day. Yuri was about to fall asleep when Otabek hugged him tighter and nuzzled his hair. They both looked at each other and somehow knew.

♢ The kiss was unhurried and chaste and ended with Yuri yawning. They both laughed at it and decided it’s time to go sleep. They fell asleep in each other’s arms that night.

♢ They haven’t talked about it the next morning. There was no need to.

♢ First time they called each other boyfriends was when they were hanging out with other skaters before a competition. They weren’t really doing anything special like kissing or even holding hands, but everyone knew. Of course, JJ just had to tease them “Oh look at our lovebirds. What are you now, boyfriends?” Yuri just grabbed Otabek’s hand and yelled “We are, jackass!”

♢ Them meeting Viktor and Yuuri as a pair was basically like meeting Yuri’s parents.

♢ Speaking about Yuri’s family, his grandfather knows. Yuri haven’t told him yet, but he knows his grandson too well. He came to Otabek before a competition once and told him “You look like a good kid and I can see you make my Yurochka happy. Please, be good to him. He may look tough, but he has a gentle soul.” He also asked him to not tell Yuri he knows, because he wants to him tell himself when he is ready. Otabek was really touched (he may cry inside… in a manly way) and promised he won’t hurt him or tell him anything.

♢ They are not fans of PDA. Otabek is very private person and Yuri spends too much time around Viktor and Yuuri to know how annoying it is to other people. Because of this, people usually assume they are just best friends. They don’t mind.

♢ They are the fashion boyfriends™.

♢ Their relationship is long-distanced because of their professions, but except them constantly missing each other, it’s not such a problem for them. For example, neither of them is a jealous, so they never fought for of hanging out with other male skaters. They completely trust each other.

♢ Otabek was insistent about waiting for Yuri’s 18th birthday with sex. No matter how much Yuri yelled at him because of it.

♢ When Otabek retired, he moved to Russia for Yuri and became coach there.

♢ They got engaged the next year after that. It was Otabek who proposed and unlike their first kiss, it was planned. Otabek was so nervous about it he couldn’t sleep for weeks.

♢ Yuri said yes. Also, he cried a little, which he’d never admit.

saretton  asked:

Ok I'm still relatively new in the Jehanparnasse ship but I've explored it a bit and I really like it! So I thought... what could a day at a spa centre/Finnish sauna and such be like? :D

  • Montparnasse is like a kid let loose in a freaking candy store with 20 bucks to spare. He’s never experienced that kind of comfort before and he can barely contain himself
  • Of course he does contain himself because you gotta act #cool, but Jehan can see how much he clings to his fluffy bathrobe
  • They stay for a full weekend. They were initially supposed to spend only a day there, but then Jehan saw how relaxed and genuinely happy Montparnasse was and they extended their stay
  • Jehan picks the weirdest treatments cause they’re adventurous like that, they don’t care if it’s snail slime, if it feels good, it feels good
  • Montparnasse goes for what either feels more fancy or more decadent because Claquesous just WONT believing him when he tells him Swiss chocolate can do great things to your skin
  • “Parnasse?” “Yes, love?” “Are you okay? I mean… You smiled to the receptionist. Like… You actually smiled to a stranger.”
  • Jehan is not a big fan of saunas, they make them feel light-headed and sick, but Montparnasse could probably live in one. If Jehan didn’t drag him out after twenty minutes because “You’re not a custard, get out of there before it gets dangerous” “I am the danger” “The danger is going to listen or so help me”
  • After the first day, Montparnasse is the living equivalent of candy floss and Jehan’s all sleepy and giggly and they take about .5 seconds to fall asleep

I found a few photos from an article in… I believe it was Otomedia Vol. 3, August 2011. In it, they “interview” the Xillia characters over what they do during the summer and the answers are pretty great. So I thought I’d share my rough translations.

Q: What do you do when it’s hot out?

Jude’s Summer

For me, before I even realized it, I was in charge of all the meals. So of course, everyone wants something cold. And Alvin, he’ll purposefully be really clingy, saying “Juuuude, isn’t it hot out~?” Isn’t that kind of cruel? I don’t really mind preparing food, though. Usually, if anyone asks anything of me, I try to do what I can. Jeez!

Milla’s Summer

When it’s hot, usually I read books about humans and history. Recently, Leia and Elize said they wanted to go to the beach with me and made such a fuss until I agreed to go… oh yes, it was that time! Jude stealthily followed us after. If he wanted to come with us, he should have just said so. Humans can be so difficult to understand, sometimes. It would appear I still have much to learn.

Leia’s Summer

Back at home, I used to head out near the mountain and catch kabuto beetles that were thiiiiiis big! Oh, speaking of kabuto beetles, my childhood friend Jude… he’s a boy and yet he’s terrible with bugs. A long time ago, I put a buuuunch of kabuto beetles in his desk and he ended up crying…. huh? That could have been why he doesn’t like them? Yeah, I guess so~ …ah… yeah…. sorry, Jude.

Alvin’s Summer

Gotta be the beach. Open women and fun things to do when you’ve partnered up with one, right? If not that, I guess maybe leaning on Jude. If I do it enough, eventually he’ll sigh and make me something cold when we stop to rest, hehehe. But… when I do that, even if I’m just joking around, one glance from Rowen and I can’t take it. It’s like he sees right through me, and every time he looks I can feel the disapproval…

Elize’s Summer

I… stay in the basement. It’s dark, but it’s pleasantly cool, so it feels good? But… Leia said I should come play outside. Jude and Rowen asked me to play together too. I-it’s not that I don’t want to… but, being together with Milla is best, definitely! What about Alvin? Alvin’s… a liar, so I hate him.

Rowen’s Summer

If you are too careless, you could die, so you must possess great strength of spirit. Everyone, when you get to be my age, the heat of summer is suddenly… it can sometimes be a bit much. *cough*…… it’s okay to laugh there. However, even as summer threatens my life, all the women give me confidence, so I do not feel bad. But as far as I’m concerned, summer is detestable and I hate it.

Appreciation Post

Alright ya’ll so listen up I wanted to make a few posts for some of my favorite people on here because you are all so pure and perfect and ily all. Because there’s so many people I want to include there will be a few different posts so this one isn’t the length of half a book hahah

A-C under the cut, mutuals bolded

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Analyzing possible hints in 5x10

So yesterday’s episode was not really what we hoped to see, but it definitely wasn’t a bad episode for Beth clues either. There’s a few things that caught my attention that I’m going to discuss here.

  1. The opening credits theory
  2. Bethmobile theory
  3. It’s all a dream theory
  4. Coda theory
  5. Daryl’s one true love
  6. Writing style

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anonymous asked:

prompt: everyone surprised by nico having a six pack

It was a hot day. All the days had been hot. There had been rather more than a week since summer had officially started, and Camp Half-Blood had yet to be gifted with rain. However, clouds massing East of the Half Blood hill suggested that the God’s passive aggressive dry spell was over and the first thunderstorm was on its way… and it was going to be a big one. 

Nico di Angelo sighed as he shaded his eyes with his shield, looking longingly at the dark clouds. “Sorry,” he blinked in the sun, turning to his sister next to him, “What did you say?”

“I said,” said Hazel, looking amused, “You took that one down like a lead balloon. You alright?”

“Nn.” He didn’t handle well in the heat, he assumed it was a “child of Hades” thing (although Hazel didn’t seem to having issues, saying the wet heat reminded her of Louisiana summers, enjoying the 21st centuries view on short-shorts and crop tops, and generally being in far too good of a mood considering it was so hot). All he wanted to was hide out in his room in the underworld where is was blissfully chilly, but APPARENTLY he was needed for “restoration efforts”. 

He pretended he minded more than he did - in all honesty, it was almost gratifying, seeing the impressed looks of the kids that he was helping train and recover. It was weird, at first, but the combined efforts of Jason and Percy (and by that, of course, he meant mostly a meaningful look and cough from Reyna) had kept him around “for the greater good." 

The greater good is what he was doing now, leading a workshop with Hazel on the finer points of hydra slaying and double combat for a group of Ares kids. 

Or, well, that’s what it had started as. He blinked as he took in the crowd that had apparently gathered around him, far more than the 9 or so that he had started with. Way, way more. He blushed and told himself it was the heat. "It’s so freaking hot, why is everyone so eager to watch?”

“Because we’re REALLY good at what we do. Not to mention, you’ve gotten quiet a little fanclub?”

“Huh?” Nico blinked again and shook his head. “It’s so hot.”

“Maybe if you weren’t wearing so much BLACK, bro. You know it attracts heat right?”

“…they’re my only clothes.”

“Nico.” She looked exasperated. “If you’re too hot, go change.”

“I told you, they’re my only clothes.” He frowned, “I guess you’re right though. I’ll just-” He struggled with his shirt, which was drenched in sweat and admittedly pretty gross right now, pulling it up over his forehead and throwing it aside. 

He wasn’t expecting the wolf whistles or the excited muttering. He thought he heard someone squeal, but it had to be his imagination. Hazel laughed. 

“Told you,” She said, “Fan club. Geez, Nico, who knew what you were hiding under that baggy shirt." 

He frowned, "Don’t be weird. It only makes sense, we’re fighting all the time. Jason and Percy both are built better than me, I don’t get the-" 

"People like you, Nico. People look up to you as much as Percy or Jason. You’re really popular, if you’d let yourself be.”

“What…whatever. Let’s just keep going, ok? I want to go inside or in a big tub of ice water or something.”

“I’ll go swimming with you Nico!” Came a voice from the crowd, and Nico almost dropped his sword. 

“Let’s just finish.” Nico made eye contact with the ground, and Hazel glared sharply at the crowd in general. 

“Right, let’s go.”

Hazel was sitting with Percy and Leo by the campfire, enjoying the night and some fresh smoothies courtesy of Demeter cabin. Next to them, a group of girls were giggling with each other, and Hazel’s ears perked up when she heard a familiar name.

“And so then, right,” One girl grinned, “He totally started stripping! I knew he was cute but oh my GODS he's so built. I think he might be better than Jason-”
“No way is Nico cuter than Jason! You’re obviously wrong.”
“No, seriously, seriously! He’s cute and angsty and mysterious and he has a six pack." 

Hazel couldn’t help herself and burst out laughing. 
"Huh?” Percy raised an eyebrow, “I know my riveting tale of shower mold is funny Hazel, but it’s not THAT funny.”
“It’s not that…my brother has a fangirls.”
“HUH?” Leo raised an eyebrow, “Nico?”

“Yeah, yeah. He took his shirt off during training and-”
“Oh my gods!” One of the girls exclaimed, turning to Hazel, “You’re his sister, right?”
Hazel looked taken aback, she hadn’t expected the girls to eavesdrop back.

“So, like, is he single?” She both looked so eager and Hazel felt a little embarrassed.

“I’m single.” Leo wiggled his eyebrows and the girls giggled. Although Nico’s biggest fan didn’t look impressed. 
“Not surprised.”
“Ah come on, what does Nico di mopey-pants have that I don’t?”

“Don’t call him that,” Chorused the girl and Hazel, although Hazel’s voice had much more humor in it. 

She blushed, “He’s just so cool.”

Not to mention built.” Her friend nudged her and she blushed.

“Yeah…” she looked dreamy, “totally built.”

“I won’t believe it til I see it.” Leo huffed and Percy laughed.

“Nico’s full of surprises, this is hardly the biggest.”

“Are you guys talking about me?" 

Percy, Hazel, and Leo defiantly DIDN’T jump as Nico stepped out of a shadow. 

He glanced at them, and then at the girls, and then back to Hazel, raising an eyebrow. He had replaced his sweaty shirt with a purple muscle tank, which Hazel was sure didn’t belong to him. 

The girls giggled again, "Hi, Nico." 

He looked taken aback. "Uhm. Hello? I’m sorry, but I don’t think…I’m sorry I don’t know your name, uhm…”

“It’s Ahran,” she extended her hand, which Nico stared at for a split second before remembering that he was trying to be more “personable” with the campers and shaking it, trying for a smile.

“Hi. Uhm. I guess you know me…”
“Yeah,” She sighed, “I do. I saw you fighting today…”

“Oh.” Nico looked like he was facing the unknown. He’d talked to plenty of spirits, but it wasn’t exactly the same. He looked to Hazel for help.

‘We were just leaving, Nico, do you want to-“

"Yeah.” He sighed, “I’ll see you later…Ahran.”

Ahran giggled again, “Bye.”

“What was that? Are they your friends?” Nico raised an eyebrow at Percy when they were out of earshot.

“No,” he nudged Nico’s side, “But I think they want to be yours.”

“I…don’t understand.”

“Seriously, dude?” Percy looked at him. OK, not really that surprising, considering, but seriously Nico?

“He means," Hazel cut in, "Those girls had a crush on you.”
“What? No way, that’s-”

“Come on, Nico, I told you you’re popular.”

“But I’m not- I mean- that’s so-”

“You are attractive,” Percy shrugged, and Hazel thought Nico was going to choke, “I mean, if you’re into the whole stand-offish goth with a heart of gold thing”


"Yeah, Percy, what?” Leo frowned, “I still don’t get what he has that I don’t.”

“Well, he has eyebrows, for one.” Percy pointed at the burnt bits on hair that were left of Leo’s eyebrows after a recent invention went awry. Apparently not all of him was fire proof. 

“Whatever, I still don’t get it.” Leo huffed.

“Neither do I…” Nico crossed his arms over his chest and made direct eye contact with his shoes. 

“Ask Jason.” Hazel grinned and Nico shot her a glare. 
“What?” Percy frowned at her and looked at Nico.

“Shut up! I’m leaving.” Nico huffed but Hazel stopped him.

“Come on, let’s go get more ice cream. I promise I’ll drop it.”

“…fine.” Nico huffed, and he and Hazel continued in front of the other two. 

“What about Jason?” Percy asked Leo, watching the two siblings in front of them.

“No idea dude. No idea. Hey, do you think if I start wearing black I’ll get more dates?”

“I wouldn’t bank on it.”

“Ah, man.”

“I think I have seen every episode [of The X-Files]. At one point, someone mentioned that I was a fan and David Duchovny was standing there and he said, ‘Are you a fan?’ and I said, ‘Yes, yes I am, Mr. Duchovny. Please don’t be mad. You guys have no idea how big of a fan I was.’ And they were like, ‘Ok.’ They were so cool about it because I was like, ‘I know you’re a huge Soup fan, right dude?’ It was still a dream come true.”

Joel McHale in Esquire, June 2015 


bless TIFF

(i’ll let you guys know how it is, that clip has me scared that it’s all pop/autotuney)

ok so it was really great! and even though it wasn’t the premiere director Richard LaGravenese was there, as was Jeremy Jordan, and they did a Q&A after. 11 of the 14 songs were recorded live while filming, and the others weren’t only because of logistics (i.e. that clip of I Can Do Better Than That, because it’s in a moving car). also the girl who asked about that asked if it was recorded in studio or “live Les Mis style” and both acted SUUUPER offended (“wait was Les Mis sung live? I’ve never heard that,” - Jeremy Jordan). oh and the sound crew was the sound crew from Smash.

the blocking in a couple of the songs is a little weird, just because standing/sitting in one spot singing alone doesn’t work as well onscreen as on stage. but most of them are really dynamic and awesome. A Summer in Ohio was absolutely KILLER and got applause. apparently the film was really low budget because they didn’t want Hollywood involved (Richard compared theatre fans (including himself) to rabid comic-con fans and said we do NOT like our musicals fucked with, which is correct). there are a couple places where I’m not a huge fan of the cinematography, but that’s the film degree talking and not a big deal. 

there were very few script changes from the 2013 revival, and Jason Robert Brown was in charge of them. for example you only get to say ‘fuck’ once in a pg13 movie (ohhhh America, Canada’s rating system is so much better) and Jason picked “fucking birthday”. also most of the dialogue leading up to songs was improvised so that’s cool. also anna kendrick ad libbed ‘Russell Crow’ instead of 'Linda Blaire’ in Climbing Uphill which was fucking hilaaarious. 

so yeah, solid adaptation, really good performances from both actors.

anonymous asked:

heyy! i'm new to the destiel club and they say all destiel shippers are terrible but you seem ok? like i just wanna make friends but am kinda scared & all these big blogs already know each other & i feel like i never fit in :(

Hii, welcome to Team Destiel. :)

Let me tell you something, honest as hell, almost everyone in this fandom is really nice, and it’s almost impossible to stay here for a while and NOT make friends. :p

Story time! (Maybe also hilarious for the people who’ve been following me for a while and wonder how the blog came to be.)

I think I’ve told this before, but when I first started watching SPN, I binged like 8 seasons, and didn’t go looking for SPN blogs on purpose to avoid the biggest spoilers. However I did share my thoughts about it on twitter. And (just my luck) a bro-only fan was following me there (we followed each other because we both watched ‘the Vampire Diaries’), and sometimes she replied to some of the random observations that I made about things on the show. 

Note that I had no idea about ships or anything then, I just watched the show. So eventually, after I could no longer take the blatant eye-fucking between two of the main characters, I tweeted (in general, not even tagging her) ‘Is it me or do Dean and Castiel have feelings for each other?’. 

Right away, she tweeted to me, I shit you not ‘Oh, so you’re one of THOSE people’, then unfollowed me without a word. Only because I mentioned that.

Now me, I was totally flabbergasted, went to her profile page, noticed her conversation with a friend where she talked about how terrible all Destiel shippers were; the rotten part of the fandom. One day later, she had me blocked. (There’s got to be some irony in a bro-only fan blocking me when I barely knew what Destiel even was, lmao.) 

So there’s me, naive, and new to the fandom, and a little scared at that point, but I watched the rest of the show, and there was no doubt to me; Dean and Cas have a thing for each other. I wanted to read fanfic about them, but most of all, I wanted to WRITE IT. 

And this is where we get back to your question. :p 

So I was like; what do I do? I want to talk to others about this ship, want to share my stories, but apparently all Destiel shippers are assholes, so how will I go about this?

After a short week of indecision (and getting over the shock that apparently the Destiel ship wasn’t a small canoe like I expected, but this giant armada) I decided ‘what the hell’, I’ll make a separate blog for my Destiel writing -one not associated with my personal blog, in case these Destiel shippers are really as nasty as everyone claims-, and see what happens. 

I went in there with the thought of ‘I’m here to share stories and headcanons with these folks because we share the same ship, doesn’t mean I have to be friends with these people’. 

My terrified ass picked the most clinical, businesslike name I could think of ‘destieldrabblesdaily, yeah that’s safe’, and a very impersonal blog description ‘I write and reblog Destiel drabbles, send a prompt if you want’ (yes, I am talking to you, the 8 people who have miraculously followed this blog without hating me), and that was it. 

But then people started messaging me, and chatting to me, and I followed some people back here and there, and everyone was surprisingly nice. I assumed that I was just attracting the nice people, and I was cool with that as long as I could avoid the ‘rotten core’. I made some friends but cautiously stayed away from bigger blogs, but the more fic I posted, one by one those started following me as well, and I was like ‘I’ll probably offend them if I don’t follow back, so I’ll just do that’. Turns out, literally EVERYONE was nice. Like, three months in and everyone made me feel welcome, I made friends and I wasn’t even looking for them at first. 

The moral of this story: two years later, I still haven’t found the rotten core. If the rotten core exists at all, at this point, I’m probably it. :p I didn’t go looking for friends (I had every intention not to, when I didn’t yet know what the Destiel fandom was like), but friends went looking for ME anyway. 

The blogs I was scared of back then are now my friends, the writers that I looked up to back then are now my mutuals. 

Being new is scary, especially when a fandom has a bad reputation. But it isn’t always true, and we all start at that point where we know nobody and are afraid that we can’t fit in. 

But I speak from the heart when I say that the Destiel fandom is actually one of the most welcoming fandoms that I have ever joined, even when I myself was the one afraid to connect. 

Really just talk to people, have fun, message them with random headcanons, or just post your Destiel thoughts. I promise you’ll find your way. :) 

anonymous asked:

Question, I'm planning in revealing the fact that I am a brony, two problems: lack of self confidence, and fear of rejection (mainly because Steven universe + Tumblr = mild concern). Any advice?

How To Come Out As A Brony

Don’t come out as a brony.

I understand the appeal of wanting to “come out” as a brony - you like a thing, and you know it’ll get your some strange looks, so you want to simply get it out there and established so you can get on with being a brony without people asking what you’re doing.

But really it just makes it look weirder than ever, and is more likely to generate flak because you’re making a big deal of it, as if it’s your destiny or something.

Sure, Brony can be a big part of someone’s life, the big appeal is the identity and liberation being part of a fandom brings, but ultimately, it’s not a religion or way of life.

So what do you do instead?

Just brony on. By that I mean, post what you want, reblog what you want, etc etc. If you see a cool pony picture, go ahead and post it. If you’re feeling self conscious about it, provide context - so add a comment saying “This art style is beautiful” or “This is sickeningly adorable!” to draw attention to the art itself, rather than the subject.

Tumblr is fairly easy, because people know about fandoms, but I wanted to do this on facebook, where the majority of my friends list were unfamiliar with fandoms and memes, and would be like “wtf man?”

To solve this I brought it in slowly, like, over the course of a year. I posted my favourite music that was very accessible to non-pony fans (so original, not remixes) and other visually impressive work, scenes from conventions showing a lot of people having a good time help a lot too.

I kept these posts infrequent, maybe one a week tops, and then built it up by posting artwork I liked and talking about other aspects of fandoms. Having some internet buddies on Facebook to provide comments helped a lot too, so people could see it wasn’t just me.

If people ask, keep the explanations simple. It’s one of the cartoons I like. It’s got a big internet following, and they make loads of amazing art and music. There’s a big community for shows like this.

Don’t try and explain the psychology and romantic aspects of the fandom - they probably won’t get it, unless you’re a master wordsmith.

It does take time to establish it, so you don’t get that instant “OK I’m a brony and everyone knows, it’s out of the way” but then the fact is that it’s just a cartoon you like, with a lot of fanwork that you like - Why is that something you need to establish or justify anyway? It’s just a thing. Enjoy it and in moderation, share the enjoyment.

anonymous asked:

Ok so I don't really care about Larry Stylinson that much but I'm kind of interested right now. So I'm asking you, what the hell is going on? What the frick is with that baby and what are all those conspiracy theories? The hell??

Hello, anon. Well, how long have you got? Because this is a pretty long and messy story that started way back in July 2015. Regardless of your interest in Larry, since you seem to want to know more about babygate, I am going to direct you to a similar post @aaronbutterfield made a few days ago- you can find it here. Aaron has covered pretty much every master post and list out there. 

If you want the shorter version, well, the frick with the baby is that there seems to be no baby- at least not one that is Louis’. Off the top of my head, here are the things that have seemed suspicious or downright wrong about babygate right from the beginning: (I am not going to link you to anything below because I am too lazy;  if you want the whole story properly, go to Aaron’s post). 

Also, let me say right off the bat that you needn’t believe that Harry and Louis are in a relationship to find something wrong with the whole situation here. TMZ seems to be going about this differently, but everything wrong with this whole cluster fuck can be explained away without mentioning Larry once. Aaron did it when he wrote about it here.(I might be fangirling a bit here). 

Note: Everytime I mention the following words in this post, I am “quoting”, as in, I am going with what they’re trying to feed to us. As in, Danielle is Louis’ “girlfriend”. Here are the words: girlfriend, baby, father, papped, pregnancy.

  • Briana’s entry into this- she was continuously papped with Louis on all of their meetings; stalkers were alerted to their location by Annas, who would tweet out a location,.and Bam, Louis would be there.
  •  Briana update accounts were created early on, at a time when there was no reason to create fan accounts for somebody not even in the public eye.
  • The pregnancy was announced at 11 weeks. Yep. 
  • When a baby doll were thrown on stage during a concert during OTRA, Louis picked it up and threw it off stage proclaiming “It is not real”. 
  • The only time Louis confirmed it was at the GMA interview, and boy did he look excited. 
  •  Briana attended four of the OTRA concerts in London, even though it makes much more sense for her to simply attend a concert in LA. At the concerts, she was basically ignored- Jay didn’t look too excited even though she was right next to her, Louis did not acknowledge her, neither did any of the other boys. Louis publicly partied with other people on all the days Briana was there, making it clear he wasn’t hanging out with her. 
  • Questions about the pregnancy and the baby were apparently blacklisted by Louis during promo season- there was not a single mention of it from him after the half-arsed confirmation at GMA.
  • When asked what he was going to do during the One Direction hiatus, this expectant father said he was looking forward to having no responsibilities.
  • Pictures of Briana that surfaced on Instagram are all weird and some of them have a serious case of the baby bump missing, or oddly shaped, or not fitting into the pregnancy timeline. Members of Briana’s family have also  ripped off pictures of pregnant women from google images and other friends and told the world that it is Briana.
  • The Jungwirth family generally being weird af, creating domains for the baby, publicly contributing to the “Louis is a deadbeat dad” narrative, and so on.
  • The birth was first announced by Briana’s grandmother as a comment on Instagram, I believe.
  • There were reports of Louis being banned from the delivery room due to discord with Briana’s family- this was also the only time Louis’ “more invisible than Harry Potter under an invisibility cloak” rep commented saying that was not true.
  • Louis was so overwhelmed after the “birth” he rushed to do the first thing all fathers do-buy sunglasses. He was papped at a sunglasses hut.
  • Apart from the fact that Louis’ hospital bracelet was hand written, Louis was papped carrying a baby car seat with way too much ease the very next day; and both Briana and Louis were papped multiple times during the next few days carrying a baby seat.
  • Louis tweeted about the birth saying he is a father, to a baby son, and that he is very happy. He immediately then tweeted Daddy daddy cool, which seems an odd thing to say about becoming a father, considering it a song about daddy kink.
  • Louis tweeted the baby’s name along with the first picture, Freddie Reign. Not only was he named after a gay icon, it seems an odd name for the first grandchild of a woman whose children are called Louis, Charlotte, Felicite, Phoebe, Daisy, Ernest and Doris.
  • There have been a few pictures of the baby (all black and white), and I believe almost all of them bear traces of photoshop and tampering. The baby also seems to be oddly sized every time, sometimes big and sometimes tiny and never reflective of the age he is supposed to be.
  • Louis has been seen all over the place ever since the birth; in London, Atlanta, Utah, and so on. He was one of the two members who attended the Brits, even though Harry or Niall could’ve gone, seeing as they aren’t new fathers or anything. Cue more uncomfortable talk about the baby, where Louis repeated the daddy cool phrase (just, why?), said it is hard to be away from Freddie for the first time when he has been papped all over the place with Danielle.
  • The Fizzy-Ashley twitter spat; where (in short)Fizzy accused Ashley of posting fake pictures of Briana and Freddie. Fizzy also liked a post of Instagram that mentioned how unfair it was that Briana’s family was demanding a huge amount of support from Louis when it wasn’t even clear if he was the father.
  • None of the boys, or people close to Louis have congratulated Louis publicly, and it doesn’t look like they’ve made any effort to visit him(including Liam, who gave a little press conference to paps and said he was going to visit Louis’ son).  
  • Harry Styles has so far not mentioned Briana, the pregnancy, the baby, or congratulated his bandmate publicly or visited him.I singled out Harry because this man is baby-obsessed almost; he loves kids, and always acknowledges pregnant women even in a crowd. He did not once greet Briana when she was at the concert, nor did he post any sort of message or liked any of the pictures Louis posted.
  • TMZ, which has never really talked about One Direction until now, broke a story about how Louis and Briana are caught in a custody battle, where Louis would have visitation limits. TMZ then went on to say that Briana wants Danielle to stay away from the baby.
  • Louis then made sure he was spotted with Danielle or out somewhere almost all the time; unusual behaviour for a father in a custody battle.
  • Louis then seemed to take his son out to Barnes& Noble, after scoping out the place the previous day. He then proceeded to not check on the baby even once, did not have a diaper bag, did not seem worried when sunlight hit the baby directly on the face, did not mind there were paps photographing his son. The baby stayed still throughout, caught in the same position.
  • Dax Holt of TMZ tweeted “Dear Directioners, what the hell does #endbabygate mean?” and started a veritable storm; Dax then did a video where in short, he likens the baby to a dog, to a doll, brings in Larry for absolutely no reason, pull up polls about the authenticity of the baby and Larrry. TMZ also went on to retweet and remind people about Babygate no less than 10 times. 
  • Briana has a habit of taking her Instagram on and off private, coinciding with whenever she posts a picture. She also had a sudden and unnatural upsurge of followers a few days ago, has dyed her hair brown, and is active on snapchat again. The Mirror also ran an article about all of this yesterday, almost like promoting Briana.

So there you go. This is the deal with the baby. If thinking off the top of my head revealed these many things, I guess you know that there is something fishy here. I also want to add that this list is by no means an all inclusive one, just ones I could recall correctly, and I might have gotten a few details wrong. I was also half asleep when I typed this up so really, just go read the detailed posts.

We are just waiting to see how it goes, and it seems like TMZ knows something more than us. Let’s go.

Celebrating Larry Masterposts: 2013 Boyfriends

Celebrating Larry Masterposts: Part 4

At the time it felt like there weren’t that many cute moments on the Take Me Home Tour but I’M HERE TO PROVE THAT WRONG BC THESE LIL SHITS WERE AS EMBARRASSING AS EVER ON THIS TOUR AND IT WAS WONDERFUL

i’m only here for harry gripping louis by the shoulder and whispering in his ear

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Ok. Ok this is kinda dumb but I’m really glad I’m apparently not the only one who’s proud of how far the Best Friends have come??

Like I think back to where they were this time last year and I just… how much they’ve expanded since then, it makes me really happy, they’re doing podcasts and mailbags and making different types of videos and segments and junk!!! And not to mention interacting with the fans! Going to Shandrak’s streams and Liam does his own streams now and I mean this time last year NONE of them were on social media apart from the official facebook and twitter and now look!! Even mr angry grumpypants Pat has accounts!! Him and Woolie and Liam have tumblrs and Matt and Pat and Liam have twitters now! And I’ve been NOTICED by ¾ths of them too!! Several times even! That’s so COOL to me, that they take the time and interact with people, it means a lot to the fans and it means a lot to me personally as well.

And this time last year Woolie wasn’t a big part of the channel at all apart from scrublords (fighterpedia??? What’s that??) and Liam was a goddamn enigma to everyone, but now they’re just as important as Matt and Pat! I’ve seen the fandom grow so much, it’s more than double the size it was last June, Pat could finally quit his job and do something he LIKES for a living and gOD he seems so much happier now?? And Matt has a kitty and a nice new apartment and and and aaaHhhH THESE BOYSSsSs these stupid dumb boys I’m so hAPPY FOR THEM (/)u(\)

Darren Fandom Survey - Results (Finally!!)

Hi everyone!!! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted about Darren’s survey and I sincerely apologize for that!! I got back from New York mid-June and then got busy with work, and then spontaneously and stressfully started planning to go /back/ to New York to see the show again two weeks in advance so things got a little chaotic!! BUT here I am with the results as promised!!

A quick recap for those who did take the survey but have forgotten or just need a refresher (I’ll put the rest under a cut since it got super long!):

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