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something i’m really enjoying about FMA:B so far:

i love how well this series balances humorous and serious moments. like, this is a big plot that has some pretty dark moments, and it doesn’t shy away from violence. but at the same time there’s always a few cometic sequences??? and they’re always genuinely funny and really add dimensions to the characters! and yet it doesn’t take away from the seriousness of the show and the plot they’re handling. the writing is just phenomenal all around and i like that they’re letting the characters have so fun too without dragging the quality down.

I know there’s a ton of pressure on women to be cheerful and whatnot, but I am so done with the glorification of negativity and cold bitterness. I’ve been cold, I’ve been bitter, and I’ve been negative. I’ve been ✨  misunderstood ✨ , and I’ve given in to the glorification as a means of self-preservation. And I’ve been all of those things on a regular basis, for years. But what I’ve realized since getting out of such behavior patterns and attitudes is that clinging to those things for strength was nothing more than a glorification of unhealthiness. I wasn’t overcoming stereotypes – I was deeply depressed (and often blind to the fact). Yes, we live in a difficult and deeply unjust and miserable world. Yes, there are tons of reasons to be angry. We NEED to be angry at the state of the world and we need to act and push others to act. But being /constantly/ angry is tiring and being constantly negative is immature. Yes everyone functions differently, and I /understand/, but I am so done. Being around dark things drags me down, and I am done. Be angry, act, but try to make things better. Strength is trying to rise above the negativity of the world. Strength is fighting to be better by being kind. Overcoming sexist stereotypes is sometimes not being afraid to be warm and soft and “feminine” if that’s what you want to be. I’m done with the rest of it. I’ve been dark and cynical and frigid and ✨  strong ✨  but all it did was give power to the things that were actually dragging me down and feeding the shiny darkness. I’ve given a decade of my life to it, and I’m done. 

Recommend of the Week

So, I’ve decided I’m going to try, every Monday, to show you guys what I’m reading of other’s work right now, and why you should read it.

This week’s recommend is ‘Tales of Tails’ by EvenescentTranquility. It’s a reader fic, with what has so far been some reasonably quick regular updates. And it’s really quite lovely.

You see, EvenescentTranquility has a brilliant little collection of One Piece reader fics going on right now, but 'Tails’ is my favourite because within it, Ace has been the main character so far. So I honestly think it’s worth a look, because the characterisation is looking pretty good and the writing style is quite pleasant to read.

Kylo Ren Imagine

Originally posted by pixelrey

“Imagine Kylo gives you your own lightsaber.”

> (y/f/c) = your favorite color

You were always really fascinated by Kylos lightsaber and the way he fought with it. He enjoyed your presence when he trained with his lightsaber, he loved it to get your full attention while showing off his skills and you enjoyed seeing the tricks he did with it. Your liking on his lightsaber went so far that you stole it from time to time. Your theft remained undiscovered to the day on which you injured yourself on accident. The lightsaber hit your shoulder while spinning it and so you ended up in the med bay. Of course Kylo got informed about it and he rushed to the med bay to look after you. He felt kinda guilty for the injury because it was his lightsaber you hurt yourself with. You could tell by his voice that he was disappointed and angry at you even though he tried his best not to show his feelings in this moment.

Kylo avoided you the next couple of days , he didn‘t give you a visit at your workstation like usual and he refused to come over to your quarters after work. You apologized multiple times for stealing his lightsaber and you asked him what you can do so he won‘t be angry any longer but he ensured you that he isn‘t mad anymore but you still had this bad feeling that something was up with him.

This whole week felt horrible , your shoulder still hurt , Kylo avoided you and you didn‘t know what to do. You sat alone in your quarters , reflecting the last week in your mind when suddenly Kylo came in.
„Y/N , I need to talk to you !“
Your heart stood still for a second and you turned your head around to meet his gaze. „About what ?“ , you asked nervous.
„About your incident a few days ago. I thought a lot about it the last few days.“
He sat down next to you on the couch and you lowered your head.
„I‘m still sorry for stealing your lightsaber ! I know that you‘re still angry about it.“
Kylo looked kinda worried at you.
„I‘m not Y/N , I told you that I‘m not. I didn‘t know that this topic is still bothering you so much…“
„It‘s bothering me because you‘re acting weird ! You ignored me the whole last week , I noticed this.“
He pulled you in his lap and gave you a kiss on your cheek.
„I didn‘t ignore you , especially not in a matter of anger , I was just busy. Look.“
He handed you a really rough looking lightsaber over.
„I built it myself and it has a (y/f/c) crystal since that‘s you‘re favorite color. My best men looked three days straight for the perfect crystal. Also I broke some of them in the progress… but I also wanted the perfect one ! It should fit perfect in your hand , not like mine lightsaber. If you want to we can train together from now on so you won‘t hurt yourself again.“
You were really happy that Kylo wasn‘t angry at you and that he gave you your own lightsaber to fight and train with.
„That‘s so sweet of you Kylo… I was so worried that you‘re ignoring me because you‘re angry !“
He cupped your face in his hands and gave you a long tender kiss.
„I‘m sorry about that Y/N but this was supposed to be surprise , I‘d never ignore you , not even when I‘m angry.“

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Colored sketches of Risa, Connor, Hayden, Lev, and Miracolina! (I also drew Bam but it turned out really bad so I didn’t include her D;)

I unequivocally loved Jessica Jones and Luke Cave, and I didn’t much like Daredevil the show but I loved Matt Murdock the character and lemme tell ya, the one thing that’s really, really not working for me in Iron Fist yet is Danny Rand (aka Finn Jones) himself. So far he’s been played like the 10 year old kid he was before he left I guess? And there’s not much punching.

I don’t think it’s as bad as everyone made it out to be but the dialogue is bland, the action scenes are lacking that gleeful visceral experience that the other shows had and .. I don’t care about anyone’s story besides Colleen I guess. At least Wards just got a bit interesting now that he actually talks like a human being.

My mum thinks I am productively typing up an essay. 


Really I’m just aggressively proclaiming my love for a tv show.

BOBBY & HIS DAD

So I finally got round to watching this show with the english subtitles. I have more than eight points to make but that’s the limit so here goes:

1. The apple really did not fall far from the tree. I always thought he was a mama’s boy but no, he’s 100% his dad’s mini-me.

2. With that kind of parentage and parenting, it really doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that Bobby grew up to be such a compassionate, generous and free spirited person. You can see so clearly that he had positive and supportive influences in his life from a young age and that’s probably why he turned out to be such a successful and well-adjusted human being.

3. His sense of direction is shocking. I commiserate so hard. As a prime example of their personalities and outlook on life, they kinda just happily got lost. Like, “Okay, we’re lost but we’ll have fun because we’re on holidays with each other.” Typical Bobby, always making the most out of every situation. Optimism is such an underrated thing to have. I wish I had more of it.

4. Plot twist: I thought all those anime figurines were Bobby’s but they actually belong to his dad. Dorkiness is genetic.

5. So where did his mum get that gigantic red Mickey Mouse t-shirt from?

6. His room is kind of awesome. All that neon lighting. I’m pointedly ignoring the fact that he changed his pants three times in front of the camera. No, we will not talk about that. And we will also not talk about how many pairs of underwear were on display at the IKON house. No. Let’s move on. 

7. I’m quite curious about his brother. This family just seems to be made of winning genetics. 

8. I absolutely picked the right person to be a fan of, both as a performer and as a human. I didn’t think I could possibly adore him any more than I already do but as it turns out, I keep progressing to the next level. Fuck it, I think I’ve progressed to the next realm at this point. I’m stuck with him and I’m fine with it. I feel so blessed.   

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The character is pretty different than me. I have the lifestyle of a nerdy, boring writer. That’s my lifestyle. The character has a great, glamorous job, an at-times even noble job, as an OB/GYN. She loves to party and drink, and she’s way more boy-crazy than I am. We both have arrested development, and we were both nerds in elementary school, high school and college. But that’s where me and my character differ. If I wrote a character that was actually like me in my life, no one would watch it. It would be incredibly boring. Mindy Kaling

just think about it….

the otra tour started in sydney february 7th and ends on october 31st and they’ve had 80 shows so far and still have 25 shows left, so a total of 105 live performances in less than a year…. pluss loosing a bandmember during the start of tour, interviews, launching a new perfume, photoshoots, shooting a music video, writing and recording a new album, hosting a charity ball, action 1d project and other individual projects on the side…… all this /just/ this year

@ ya’ll who think 1d ain’t shit what’s good ?? !

no but i’m actually really glad that zelda u got delayed

from what little we’ve seen so far it looks far from a near finished game, so i was worried about them rushing it to meet a 2015 deadline. i’d much rather them spend an extra year making it look great and run great and play amazing than releasing a game with obvious potential that it didn’t quite reach.

…side-eyes hyrule warriors.

anonymous asked:

hi, can you explain cas' wings situation. when we saw his wings last they were pretty broken but do they not heal overtime so he can teleport or are they going to stay broken like that? (which makes me think this will be another reason cas decides to go human, he pretty much is one already.. plus that means he'll be able to live with dean :3) but im just curious about his wings

Hello lovely!

Well, the show has not really explored this in text as far as I can remember, but what we know is that Castiel’s wings went from this…

to this.

And of course a lot has happened in between these two moments. Multiple times Castiel’s powers depleted when he was distancing himself from Heaven and the other angels and of course there is the part about Metatron stealing his grace so that he lost his wings due to that and lived as a human among humans. Differently to how the other angels who were expelled from Heaven did. As far as I made sense of it all the angels lost their wings when they fell or at least had them severely damaged so that they can no longer teleport.

To me Castiel makes a special case here though, because he did not really experience the fall as the other angels did as he wasn’t an angel anymore when the spell worked, it was his grace after all that was the finale ingerdient to that spell. Therefore Castiel’s wings I personally think have been damaged over time not only by the angels falling event or that his grace was stolen, but also when he was possessed by the leviathan. I think all these incidents left their marks on his wings leading to the visual of Castiel’s broken wings when we see him take back his grace in 10x18 “Book of the Damned”.

I actually don’t have the feeling the show plans to show the wings to regrow or heal anytime soon as they are - like you say - the most direct visual reminder that Castiel not only has for a long time much more identified and sided with humanity and grown to love all the bits and pieces of human life he was annoyed with at first, but also serves to make him “physically” more human and not just mentally. In the end I think it was Hael who really posed the most philosophical question here and it is one that Castiel is - in terms of his search for identity (and yes to me it does not make any other sense than Cas choosing to become human) - most probably pondering every single day more or less.

Two Announcements!!

1.) Okay guys! So, March 25 is going to be the one year anniversary of this blog! WHOO!! Now, I won’t be able to plan anything big or special because that’s also around the same time that I graduate, and my portfolio show, so I’ll be swamped. But if you’d like to make anything for Princess and I to share on the blog, please do! We love everything you guys do to encourage and support us! We love you all, and this au would be nothing without you!

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can i just say that one of the things that i’m most excited about with supergirl is how she’s enthusiastically demanding to be a superhero? i love a good reluctant hero slow realization this is my destiny character developmental arc so so much, but this take on it has the potential to be so cool and i think it really fits what we’ve seen so far in the trailer. we have a girl portrayed in a way that gets her constantly dismissed asserting herself as a fucking superhero, choosing that she wants to be seen this way, and i didn’t know how badly i wanted that, but I’m so so so excited. 

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11x10 “The Devil in the Details
11x12 “Don’t You Forget about Me”

Love and Death

Supernatural has in the end always been a show about love and its various notions, this season however has put it front and center as a focus as heavy as little times before. Love as weakness, love as power, love as a liability, love as vulnerability, love contrasted with attraction and so on - ever since S9 the show has been going really “Shakespeare” in terms of topics of love, betrayal and death. And given the episodes we got so far, it seems that this season will end, once more, with the death of a loved one. OR a loved one escaping death through the - as cheesy as it may sound - “power of love”. In any case. These instances captured above have always been the biggest fear of Dean - to end up all alone, all his loved ones dead - and Sam too as he was just as unable to accept Dean’s death as Dean was with Sam’s. It’s going to sound like a broken record, cause it’s being said again and again, but this season will hurt.

Lucifer told Sam that he or them would have to watch people they love die to save the world. Right now it seems it will be Dean, who will make that sacrifice. In any case, and while Alex, Claire and Jody could be read as parallels to each member of TFW, to me the strongest alignment felt to be Alex as Sam and Claire as Dean. Both Sam and Alex are told the same thing here and given what happens to Claire after that moment, I suppose one can imagine how bloody it may end for Dean. But then again, Alex can also be seen as Dean and Cas here. She offered herself up as a trade to keep her family safe. I think Dean would do the same in an instant if it meant he was thrown to the Empty with Amara and Cas, well… he made the decision already when he said yes to Lucifer. So which one is it going to be: Accepting death out of love or love transcending death…