i'm rambling again sorry

i love how in stories about ancient times and ancient heros there’s always someone who says “you will be remembered for centuries, the glory of your name will never fade” because it’s true, we’re hearing about them right this moment, they lived thousands of years before us, yet we still idolise them and love their stories. it overwhelms me and fills with awe

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The Adventures of Tsundere!12 [Vol. 6 preview]
(in collaboration with lotuskasumi)

reasons why Preston Garvey is Actually The Worst™©®
  • has the nicest eyes, which causes me to get lost in them and not be able to continue my game
  • his laugh is really adorable, which again distracts me while i play
  • still manages to be a good person in the likes of the Wasteland
  • best dress sense in the Commonwealth, making us all look bad c’mon dude at least tell me where you get ur clothes from
  • hums nice songs while he’s patrolling, getting them stuck in my head
  • won’t let me hold his hand
  • says he ain’t a hugger when he’s one of the most huggable people i’ve encountered
  • has the nerve to expect me to do the job that my character agreed to in the first place
  • helping him out lead me to getting a castle my guy i can’t handle all this stuff to build
re: ceci video
  • everybody rocking the spring boyfriend look goddamnit
  • SEUNGKWAN LOOKS SO HOT OK MY HEART CAN’T TAKE THIS
  • jihan beside each other holding hands!!
  • jeonghan not wanting to separate from jisoo to the point that he pulls jisoo’s sleeves (ooh boy you are so caught)
  • jisoo not wanting to let go either but he’s pulled in the other direction by his two dongsaengs
  • hansol and seokmin serve as a test for jihan’s unity 
  • notice jisoo going to jeonghan after hansol and seokmin “claim” him
  • I MEAN CAN JIHAN GET ANY MORE REAL???
  • jeonghan feeling betrayed that he is left alone by his crew
  • (jeonghan also smiling but already planting grudges and watering them nice and good)
  • i love gyuhao’s friendship omg gyuhao rise
  • IT’S BLURRY BUT MINGHAO LOOKS SO GOOD RIP ME
  • svt being certified children
  • THEY’RE COMING BACK IN A WEEK’S TIME GOD HELP US ALL

Dear Lang Ya Bang fans there,

I’m crying and dying over the show. I’ve just finished all 54 episodes(watched on Youtube) and I’m totally devastated. I’m not very familiar with Chinese TV shows but I know that Lang Ya Bang is absolutely brilliant, beautiful and magnificent. And all the characters and actors are amazing. Hu Ge is amazing and Wang Kai is amazing. I’m so in love with this show and actors. What can I do? Why are there no more episodes? Why? There has to be another 100 episodes! *cries*

Ariel did NOT change herself for a man

It’s the age-old complaint that Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid had “changed herself for a man” and is thought of as less and is even hated as a character altogether. I’m here to give my two cents and tell you what I think, as a Little Mermaid ultimate fan and Disney fanatic.

In the movie, it starts off with Ariel being missing from a concert she was supposed to be singing at for her father and the kingdom. It then cuts to a scene with her and Flounder, and they are about to explore a sunken ship. Ariel then explains that she likes to collect things from sunken ships and find treasures from “the above world” as she describes it. It then shows her talking to Scuttle, who explains what those items are. It seems that she has a fascination with life on land, and then it shows she has a ginormous collection of things that humans and people who live on land use. She sings “Part of your world” where she says how much she wants to be on land and explore and learn about life on land.

BUT. Does it in any way say that she wants to be on land for a man yet? No? Well, here is what happens.

After singing Part of your world, she hears a ship and goes up to see it, and then proceeds to watch and observe what the sailors are doing. She says she hasn’t ever seen a human that close before. She then sees Prince Eric, who she falls in love with from first sight. After the ship is hit by a storm and is being destroyed, Ariel saves Eric and then sings the reprise of “Part of your world” where she wants to be part of Eric’s world, as well as being a human.

She wanted to be a human and learn about life on land LONG before she wanted to be with Eric. Her collection couldn’t have been that large if she just decided that a little bit ago. It probably took years and years to grow that collection. She wanted to be a human and learn about what it’s like to be a human and live on land before she met Eric. She didn’t change JUST to meet Eric. She changed because she wanted to learn and was curious about life on land. It wasn’t just about a man.

TL;DR: Ariel wanted to be a human long before she saw Eric, and she didn’t change just to meet him. She wanted to be a human before she saw him, but decided to change to meet him and “explore that shore up above”. Ariel didn’t change for a man. She changed for herself and her curiosity of life on land.

Aahhh I’ve been meaning to do this for a very long time and now I’ve gotten so many followers and friends, I figured now would be a great time to celebrate with a Follower Forever! 

Key:
Italics - Awesome Person
Bold - Considered to be a great friend!
Astricks (*) - Real life friend

A - H

acetrainermitsyyy a-l-e-p-h allakazams alizaverse amparhos argyle-pantsuit ask-miedri aussiepikachu awkwardfuckingturtless blood-pumping-through-your-veins caf772000 candydness chewingtotodiles chilledcoolcat cresselianite crimsoncamellianeko crowhogan33 dance-like-a-bush damnbastardkiddies dandan-tsun-kun dawnthefangirl defconemma desolate-land dragongirl218 draycen drift-blim eager-eevee eaushanne effyeah-markiplier eternum-milotic epoxyconfetti faleep fancychansey fins-and-glitter flaaffys fraxuring fuuuurrets garchompx garchompy goldfishsea gossalgop hellabyss

I - P

iris-sempi ireally-dontlike-you kohakuhoshi kurai-the-scarfed-sableye ky0gurt lanturnite latiasites leavanity leifeons lostlornforest lucariolis lumarios-kirby-fcs m-and-a-artist magic-glaceon magolorsoul markiplite-life makomaragi marks-fauxhawk masumikotatsu mega-baenette mega-endy-togeplane mega-evolution mega-flygon-forever mega-fr0slass mega-luxrite megarayguaza mega-shiny-gallade mega-spooky-pinsir mightyenites mightyleaderofthepataplier moltr3s moriartyandthewinchesters mx-robotnik ninjask-sex-party nintend-hoe overthecastformwall pichews pixelunown prepareforetrouble primal-mawile primal-palkia princess-altaria princess-of-pokemon prinxeofthesea pokemon-connoisseur-lucario

Q - Z

qingfey queen-mega-absol rawritscarol residentrodent romantrashwick rosiegiratina sableye-of-the-tiger sammi-claus sang-chuu sanchez1097 sapphirebluemoon sassyserperior s-a-w-s-buck scattered-embers science-and-illusions scientifichoneylemon shapeofhersoul silverjolteon sir-snivy shiny-minccino shinynidoqueen sinnohqueen skarmaiden sky-peak steelicanth suave-groudon sunrisespectrum superior5000* swalotinite sylveonss teampunkrocket tentacrueltobekind tired-musharna tittieznkittiez thatrandomazelf the-artist-formerly-known-as-ray the-chief-rnooseketeer the-hills-have-sableyes themajesticxerneas thepumpkabro thesinnohunderground thesizak the-velveteen-buneary too-otakool-for-you torch-dick treeckool triforceofpancakes truepokefan twofacedwitch ughmarkiplier us-president vera–claythorne* vesqipuen video-games-universe volt-switcher whimsibee whissmur wishterria writing-mudkipz xxray-of-sunshinexx yellow-florges yellow-luxray you-are-so-nymphadorable youknowdatpersonyo 

This list doesn’t even begin to say how much I owe ya guys. You’ve been with me since the beginning of summer, when I decided to become a Pokemon Blog. Some of you guys are still following me from when I was awkwardmissrice and then poyo-pop. And then, when I became explorer-of-dungeons, everything really changed. I met a lot of you then. I tried to stay Pokemon only. But soon that changed. I changed my url to clemontic-gear-on. I also began to get more involved in different things, like Markiplier for an explain. I went from a casual watcher to a full out fan. And all of you stayed with me even when I changed my blog. And then, of course, tiny-box-treecko came along and things are just great.

Let me say this, back in September, I only had 100 followers. Can ya believe that? And I was friends with almost all of them. Eventually, I gradually gained followers (and friends!). I went 100 to 600 in a matter of months. And even now, I’m on my way to 700 followers. You guys have helped me through some rough patches you probably didn’t even know you helped out with. There was a lot of things going on in the summer and things were beyond suckish in the beginning of the year too. Ah I’m rambling, but seriously, thank you all. Even if you aren’t listed, you mean the world to me. You’ve helped me more then you could possibly know. And this is just a simple way of saying thank you. 

So, for the sack of wrapping this frickin’ thing up; Thank you all so much! I look forward to many more memories to come! And new friendships too~ And remember, have a happy holiday! No matter what you celebrate, remain safe and don’t let anyone stand in your way! 

With love,
     Ri

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He said he couldn’t love her right; but all she wanted was for him to stay

♥ Happy Birthday to the Queen of Angst, @hera-96·♥

@marvelouslymadmm your reply (as your replies always are, thank you for constantly forcing my brain to work) is interesting to me because i’ve had these conversations with other black fans a million times and i feel like part of the confusion is simply because we all have different opinions on the issue of shipping interracially v. shipping black characters with black characters

i mean, obviously i have no problems with shipping black characters with anyone as long as they’re not being shipped with like a villain or a member of hydra. i do have conflicting feelings about shipping t’challa with people outside of his race because, on one hand, i clearly have very few problems with t’chucky as an abstract “never gonna happen” concept. on the other hand it’s really important for me to see t’challa with a black person because of all that he symbolizes for our people and i know a lot of fans who feel the same way. fuck, i’ve gotten criticism about the pta au, criticism that i totally get but at the same time i do that au for fun and giggles and don’t really think it’s hurting anyone except kathy sue and jayden

i think it all comes down to the fact that not all black fans share similar opinions like i’ve seen black fans who think rhodey and sam are boring, clearly i disagree. i’ve seen black fans who don’t like interracial ships, and i totally get it but i don’t share the sentiment. there’s things we all collectively get as black people (don’t call me chocolate, i’m not from the jungle, and bbcs are not a thing), but we’re individuals with individual ideas. there’s no surefire way for white fans to write black characters without offending at least one person, simply because we’re different people

a lot of white fic writers stop trying to write characters of color altogether because they’re afraid of fucking up and offending someone but, to me, a great way to avoid that shit is to get multiple beta readers who are the same race as the character you’re trying to write. fics with black characters are automatically a form of representation so i’m sure there are critically thinking (and this is the key) black fans willing to sit and read your work to make sure it checks out 

you’re definitely not gonna please everyone but just deciding not to write black characters because the potential for backlash is too much kinda makes me side-eye people too because why would you whine about how you’re afraid to offend the entirety of blackness itself when you haven’t even asked a single critical black fan if there’s anything problematic in your work?? that’s just lazy, and a little racist, because that means that the writer in question is okay with writing only white characters if it means they can avoid being criticized and put under a microscope

and also, if you’re being criticized, listen. even if the criticism is loud and angry, listen and discuss and evolve, don’t just quit

(unless the person reading this wrote that fic where darcy is in wakanda, in which case, please quit. i am begging you to quit, my guy. quit today. quit right now. drop everything, delete your social media)

tl;dr: confused white fans should talk to a few actual black people before publishing work about black people and remember that not everyone is going to like them, that’s just life

In regards to accents and Brit-picking

This is somewhat of a rant, but this is something I’m seeing crop up with increasing frequency. I would just like to remind everyone that there is a right and a wrong way to do this.

I have replied to wonderfully nice comments before when I did something “wrong” like calling “porridge” “oatmeal.” When people are polite and mention things, I have no issues whatsoever with changing things. Politeness is the right way. Calling attention privately is the right way.

Making shaming posts calling out authors and gif set makers for “messing up” isn’t the right way. And I’m seeing more of those. Reference posts or how-tos are one thing, and they can be quite useful. Mocking people for saying Mom not Mum is another.

Seeing a fic or gif set say Mom rather than Mum is a lot more forgivable in my eyes than someone who throws someone under the bus for a simple lack of knowledge. Someone created something and posted it online. That can be terrifying. Instead of bashing them and mocking them why don’t you try to give them some advice politely and if you don’t like something? Don’t read it.

I’m sorry if this post isn’t related to anime-manga at all but I have this sudden urgency to pour out my feelings. I was actually just discovering korean boyband SHINee (who is apparently going to have a concert in TOKYO fucking DOME surprise surprise I didn’t know they are that famous in Japan) because I watched an episode of running man where one of the guest was the really pretty guy, Taemin. I thougt he was just an ordinary idol guest until the part when he’s dancing and I was like woah, the guy was really talented.

It might sound strange (now that I realized taemin and shinee are really popular in Japan) but that was the first time I’ve heard of him. I’ve never been an avid fan of Korean music though; I listened casually to some of the songs from Leessang and Epik High and also some of their drama soundtracks but that’s it (well I also used to listen to some songs from Tohoshinki but it’s been a long time since they disbanded I guess). Even so, many of my friends are K-Pop lovers. Super Junior, SNSD, 2NE1, 2PM, Big Bang, EXO (esp chanyeol like why is everyone around me obsessed with him), CN Blue, Infinite (my mom and sister are fangirling together over L so hard omg) are among the korean idols that regularly pops out on my SNS timeline but never shinee. And now I am wondering why. Really wondering why.

Being surrounded by K-Pop lovers, I was (over)exposed to uncountable korean music videos and live performances. Many of my friends tried to make me a K-Pop fan; they spoonfed me with videos of their idols. I was mildly interested with cn blue and big bang, but not to the point of being a regular listener. That’s why I was pretty impressed that it took me only one live performance of “Danger” from Taemin (which was super dangerous oh god protect me from taemin) to make me hooked with him.

My curiosity of him led me to search for shinee, and after watching their live performances of “Sherlock”, “Everybody”, “Dream Girl”, “Lucifer” and “Why So Serious” I was entranced because their syhncronized dances were complex and truly awesome on all levels. I was also searching for MR-removed versions to find out whether they can sing live or not and I was totally amazed because wow they sound just like a recorded version!

They also have a lot of songs that relied heavily on vocals harmonisation such as “Symptoms” (my personal favourite!), “Hello”, “Sleepless Nights”, “Quasimodo” and most of their Japanese ballads like “Keeping Love Again”, “Run With Me”, “1000nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite…” etc. Being an avid J-Pop listener, I also love their cheerful songs like “Downtown Baby”, “Lucky Star” and “Dazzling Girl”. They have a really vast range of genre and they can just adapted to each genre very well. They really live up to their title as a contemporary band.

And so it was very easy for me to fall in love with them; I don’t even understand why because usually I’m really picky with what I listen. I wouldn’t go overboard and say that they have brilliant music, but there must be truly something special in their music. I’m guessing it’s just the way their vocals complimented each other and created a perfect harmony. It’s also helping that they are very pleasing to the eyes, both their appearances (even though sometimes I don’t understand their choice of fashion but I guess it’s just a chronic problem in K-Pop industry) and their wonderfully crafted dances.

That’s why I don’t understand why my K-Pop friends never gave me any shinee songs. Why my sister was so shocked when I told her I finally have a Korean boyband that I like and it’s shinee (‘wow really? never thought you would like that kind of style’ was what she said). Why when I watched MAMA last night there was no shinee (well they don’t have any new korean single this year but what about taemin? His solo album was freaking good imo). Why when I googled them they only have one daesang award for their six years career. Why why why.

It doesn’t really matter though. I’m already in love with them and there’s no turning back, so I can only hope that SM didn’t mess them up and that shinee will have a long and shining career

Ok so like. Hear me out.

I took the sorting quiz when I was a junior in high school. My cousin Lyddie and I sat on my bed and were sorted into our houses on Pottermore. I was Slytherin and she was Ravenclaw.

Fast forward four years and I am sitting in my room retaking the quiz and I get Gryffindor. Much to my surprise.

I think that my experiences have caused me to grow into a different person. It is super interesting because I have retaken the quiz and have gotten Gryffindor multiple times.

However, recently, I took the quiz again and got Slytherin.

I am so confused.

I think I am going to just stick with Slytherin since it is the house that I have always identified most closely with, and since I sincerely believe that I would have been sorted there at age eleven.

What do you think?

I don’t really like the idea of “Slytherdor”…

I think that I should just choose Slytherin because it’s where I was originally sorted when I was younger.

It’s 1:10 am. Hey SWEN! HEY! I’m deeply proud of us. A little frustrated, of course, but mostly very proud. We didn’t lose a poll, we introduce Swan Queen among 31 others ships on our first entry in this one. Yeah, that’s right! Look how far we’ve come in our first entry! FINAL 4! It is a great thing. I’m proud. Thanks to all who voted whatever what were your reasons too. :*