i'm really bored and tired

so in the past people have pointed out that the reason sophie’s age curse lasts so long in this books (despite numerous people particularly howl, who’s meant to be a ridiculously powerful wizard, trying to break it for her) is because she strengthens the curse herself with her own magically powered self-loathing which she isn’t even aware of and her magic just happens to be stronger than Howl’s so even when he tries to break it all that happens is they both come over in a cold sweat and nearly pass out

and i love that because magic-wise what’s happening is essentially:

howl: let me break ur curse
sophie: no!!! i’m old and boring!!!
howl: sophie pls
sophie: fuck off!!!

made even more beautiful by the fact that howl is tryin real hard and sophie doesn’t even realise she’s doing it

I get that a lot of people really like the “we need to consider the consequences of science” theme in fiction, and I do as well. 

However, I get very uncomfortable that innovation that can be twisted into something evil, must necessarily and inherently be evil. 

Fitz did not create The Framework. He created a Virtual Reality training exercise, in order to help train new agents without anyone getting hurt. (Which, as far as I recall, was an approved and sanctioned SHIELD project that Jemma knew about and liked.) And we currently have Virtual Reality technology that exists in our world, and as I understand people are using it for all kinds of really good things:

  • helping terminal patients get to do things on their bucket list
  • help people terrified of flying disconnect from the world 
  • create beautiful fictional worlds for people to immerse themselves in as a way to enjoy their time (just a step above 3D movies??)
  • possibly teaching first responders how to deal with really traumatic situations

And those are just current applications that people are trying to improve and develop. There are TONS more applications that involve HELPING and improving people’s lives. Because you can potentially create an evil Matrix with virtual reality doesn’t mean the technology is inherently evil. 

If I recall correctly, Fitz’ job in SHIELD is to keep creating things that protect SHIELD agents and improve the way that SHIELD runs. Nobody complains about the containment module he created to help protect Inhumans? Or any of the other countless things he’s invented to help SHIELD? (Even though I’m certain if someone thought hard enough, they would be able to find an evil version of all of those.) The reason Radcliffe was able to build AIDA is because Fitz developed a realistic prosthetic hand for Coulson to improve his life. Should he not have done that? 

Yes, of course, it’s important to consider the consequences of the technology you create. But blaming a character for having someone else completely make a new, evil version of their technology with a mystical evil book that didn’t exist when the character made that technology is a bit far-fetched. 

can my mutuals please tag all aggressive hate towards miranda and cora with “i’m wrong” 

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Nothing but an excuse to draw Takao and Midorima lol

Drew this post from @incorrectknb. The lucky item for Cancer when I drew this was a film classic, so he has a VHS copy of Gone with the Wind, nanodayo. (hope that counts lol)

I’m getting into that mood where I want to leave tumblr again, especially now that tlj is coming back I’m seeing a lot of things I really don’t want to……..I’ll stick around for a bit longer as I’ve got au’s in the works but I can’t promise much once september/october comes

chasingstarlightz  asked:

I have the opposite problem of a previous question asked where instead of trying everything to improve--I can't bring myself to draw (digitally/traditionally) unless it's for an assignment in college or if I'm bored at work and it's usually because i'm really tired or exhausted or I'm lazy--if there any way to combat that? Maybe I should go outside more? I do want to be a storyboard artist one day and I'm scared I'm not doing enough--I don't have a lot of stuff to show in terms of art.

Oof, Meg here and, oh wow, I can relate to this so hard. That’s exactly how I felt in college, I only ever drew really for classes. I think everyone fights this off in their own way, but for me I started being really vocal to my friends/family/ect that I was going to draw something or work on a project and that like mentally motivated me to do things because now other people were expecting me to do it? That’s obviously not something that can work for everyone haha. I also tried to surround myself with people leagues above me in motivation/work ethic both online and off because they would rub off on me and get me pumped to draw. Also when I was feeling lazy, I’d change into my comfy clothes, cuddle up in a quilt with some coffee/hot choco, put on a movie and then just chill out while I doodled. That made it feel less like work and more relaxing! I know it’s tough, I’m sorry! I wish you the best of luck!

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Who Needs Sleep? Sherlock Holmes Cosplay ½

So instead of sleeping at midnight, I decided it was a better idea to put on some of my hats.  That led to me digging out the rest of my diy Sherlock costume, and I tried to see which hat was the most “Holmes”-like.  

It’s hard to tell in the first couple pictures, but that’s a winter hat that I attempted to make look like a deerstalker.  It kinda… somewhat… turned out.  -ish.

I also learned while doing this that I evidently really like doing the same poses ^^’ Oh well~ It’s rather late/ early to be too meticulous x3

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