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anonymous asked:

Hi, what exactly is Stargate (like, what is the plot, how many seasons, that kind of thing)? I've seen it mentioned in combination with Leverage in some of your posts, and I've sort of picked up some of the character names from being on the internet, but I'm still not sure what it actually is. Thanks!!

What a delightful question that I’m going to have a ridiculous amount of fun answering, probably using too many gifs.

First, the bare bones facts: Stargate is a franchise that began with the 1994 movie Stargate, which was then developed into the TV show Stargate: SG-1 which began in 1997 and picked up about a year after the movie ended. SG-1 had 10 seasons and 2 made-for-TV movies. There are also 2 spinoffs, Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe. Atlantis has 5 seasons, and its first season coincides with season 8 of SG-1, with both beginning in 2004, with some fun but not strictly essential crossover between the two. Universe has 2 seasons and began in 2009, after both SG-1 and Atlantis had ended. I mostly blog about SG-1, but I enjoy all three shows and will at least briefly explain Atlantis and Universe in the course of this post, FOR FUNSIES.

The basic premise of the whole thing is that there are these devices (built by aliens, OF COURSE) called Stargates, which create wormholes that allow for basically instantaneous travel between planets all throughout the Milky Way (and other galaxies as well, it turns out, but that’s later).

The movie involves the US Air Force, with the help of the BEST FICTIONAL ARCHAEOLOGIST IN EXISTENCE FIGHT ME, figuring out how to work the Stargate, using it to travel to another planet, and helping the locals overthrow the evil parasitic alien who was posing as the Egyptian god Ra in order to enslave them.

SG-1 starts with Earth humans learning that “Ra” actually belonged to an entire race of evil parasitic aliens who used the personas of various gods to enslave humans throughout the galaxy. At which point, NATURALLY, the plucky Earth humans say “fuck that shit” and also “ooh, a whole galaxy to explore, HOLD MY BEER” and start having adventures and liberating the galaxy.

Atlantis is about Earth humans finally discovering the lost city of Atlantis over in another galaxy, and the adventures and struggles they have setting up a colony there. Also, space vampires.

Universe is about a bunch of Earth humans accidentally stranding themselves aboard an alien-built spaceship that is going they don’t know where in order to find the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. It’s much darker and more sort of psychological than the other two shows. Also more diverse. I like it a lot, but for different reasons than I like SG-1 and Atlantis.

SG-1 owns my heart, because it’s the show that helped me fall in love with sci-fi. Also, it has Dr. Daniel Jackson. It wrestles with what it means to be human and ethics and all kinds of really good shit. It’s not perfect, and the early seasons especially have some pretty major issues with sexism and white savior complexes in certain episodes, but overall I personally find it more than worth it, and the main reason is the characters, who you now get to hear me yell about my love for.

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As a baptan stan, every time I see people say things like “b.a.p would have been as popular as bts is right now if it wasn’t for the hiatus” or “b.a.p fans left and became bts fans because they got bored of waiting during the hiatus” I kind of want to bash my head against a real living version of the stupid ass tsent tree logo. 

I mean of course the hiatus did come at a bad time in terms of where they were in their career, and some fans did leave, so ultimately it did harm their popularity. But seeing this repeated everywhere sheds unnecessary negativity on the hiatus which we really don’t need because there’s already enough of that. B.a.p filed a lawsuit because they were being mistreated and taken advantage of by their shitty company, and were on hiatus for so long because said shitty company played dirty and kept postponing things and dragging it out. (Also please don’t ever wish b.a.p never took action to protect themselves for the sake of maintaining their popularity - wouldn’t it be hypocritical for a group known for their musical themes of social justice and standing up for what’s right to stand down when it came to their own matters and let themselves be used like that? Of course we don’t know exactly how things are now, but if they have money to buy cars and get time to go on holiday and see their families etc, it’s definitely better than before. Popularity is not more important than health etc.) 

Do you really think that a company who still pays their managers two months late, and announced a world tour out of the blue even though b.a.p members on several occasions said that they wanted to stay in korea in 2017 and focus on domestic activities (at least someone knows how to promote), would be able to put in half the thought and promotion that bighit has been doing since day 1? Of course nobody could predict the extent of the immense popularity bts has acquired (and several other kpop groups, or kpop in general recently), but bighit has been consistently marketing bts so well even since before debut: they were inevitably going to have a strong breakthrough of some sort.

Since everyone seems to be so eager to keep comparing the two groups (??????? never understood it and the pettiness shown by some fans from both sides????? please don’t be a loser thank you), let’s compare the management and marketing for a minute instead. 

Awesome things bighit has done to show they actually care about their group: 

  • constant presence on social media (twitter, facebook, youtube!!!!!!!! personally what made me really pay attention to bts back in 2013 was their bangtan bombs - humour reaches people where music taste might not)
  • actual dance practice videos!! (it’s ridiculous how easy it is to get views on youtube and yet we only have 2 proper b.a.p dance practice videos???)
  • focused on constantly promoting in korea without running the bts members into the ground and instead waiting for good times to go on tours, thus establishing a strong fanbase in korea (very important!!!!!)
  • don’t want to go on variety shows? make your own! bts run and gayo videos on v app - cheap and easy way of keeping fans interested during times when there’s not much new content

Stupid ass things ts did before the lawsuit (aside from the whole mistreating them thing y’know) that limited b.a.p’s popularity from the start and showed that they didn’t give a shit about their main money-makers:

  • not doing any of the cool things above that bighit does
  • no but seriously where the FUk are the dance practice videos???? listen this loses ts out on millions of youtube views I don’t understand what’s so hard? about filming them doing what they do all the time? and posting it?

Stupid ass things ts does now after the hiatus:

  • hahaha international fans = $$$$$$ right? milk out the international fans and throw b.a.p on an impromptu world tour when you’re in debt why not
  • it’s not like b.a.p is a korean group living and promoting in korea right? not like appealing to potential korean fans matters right? of course not hahahah :))
  • only gave b.a.p two-ish weeks to promote wake me up instead of the usual four (+ extra week of follow-up promos) to squeeze in said world tour
  • literally does not know how to promote - spends a load of money making nice music videos but then doesn’t seem to care about getting people to watch them

So basically, even if the whole mistreatment/lawsuit/hiatus thing hadn’t happened, and music styles/member personalities/etc aside, as long as b.a.p was with ts to begin with, you can’t really say they could have been as popular as bts. If they had debuted with a better company - well that’s too much guessing - we really can’t know what might have happened then. People really like to exaggerate how popular b.a.p was before the lawsuit and talk as if the hiatus completely destroyed them - really not the case. To quote something I wrote on a previous post:

people sometimes compare B.A.P’s youtube views to other groups, where we usually don’t do as well. then there’s the usual topic of some fans leaving and moving to other groups during the hiatus etc etc etc……. well actually, our youtube views aren’t really that different from pre-hiatus? I remember when 1004 (their main breakthrough and at the height of their career back then) was released on the 3rd of february, jongup’s wish was for the mv to reach 1 million views by his birthday on the 6th - 3 days later and it still didn’t reach 1 million. on the other hand, wake me up reached 2.25 million views in around 5 and a half days. with the explosion of kpop in the last couple of years, some groups enjoy immense success on a whole new scale. our achievements only seem inferior if we compare them to others 


So final remarks:

  • let’s please stop comparing everything b.a.p ever does to bts. and before you somehow call me out for doing that on this post, the point i’m trying to make is they’re really not the same and bts’s success was not a direct result of b.a.p’s hiatus. sure, it might have made a tiny impact in 2015, but right now? really? nope
  • b.a.p hasn’t been frozen in time since 2014? they’ve been active and gaining fans for the last year and a half. take a look at b.a.p mvs’ youtube comments and see how many people are curious and wanting to learn more. see how many new b.a.p blogs are popping up on tumblr. see how many more people are starting to make gifsets etc. see how many more views their comeback stage for wake me up got compared to any of their other post-hiatus comeback stages.
  • neither b.a.p nor their fans need pity

and on the bright (?) side, some slightly nicer things ts has done recently / since the hiatus:

  • this 찰떡B.A.P series on youtube and v app - posting fun videos at times when there’s no new content thus keeping a constant stream of it to keep fans entertained (finally)
  • letting the b.a.p members have more creative freedom. letting yongguk and sometimes zelo and the other members control their music, their concepts, their music videos etc clearly resulted in better quality music.
  • let jongup have blue hair
  • ;) semi out

nessaelanesse  asked:

Hey, I'm really sorry to bother you and I hope I'm not out of line but I just read your newest post about your stomach and I'm curious... Do you have any idea what's wrong? See, I've got something similar and for the last year and a half I've been living on rice, chicken and the few veggies that don't make me sick. I've lost a third of my original weight, but all the doctors I've gone too have no idea what's wrong! Which is why I'm asking. I hope I'm not out of line and I wish you the best day!!

Not a damn clue. My diagnosis currently ranges from “you’re overweight try losing weight” (no longer valid since I dropped fucking 20lbs in a month and likely wasn’t valid for most of my symptoms to begin with) it’s “just” IBS (a chronic condition unto itself which too few people including doctors seem to realize and dismiss as non life impacting simply because it’s “common”) leaky gut caused by allergies (previously thought to be celiac but repeatedly tested negative for) chronic GERD (somewhat more under control than it was to the point when I am off my meds which worsened the other symptoms) vocal chord dysfunction (previously misdiagnosed as asthma which before that was misdiagnosed as purely anxiety when in fact the reason I was panicking was because I couldn’t breathe) “it’s just anxiety” (which yes I have anxiety, but I’ve realized a LOT of it was being caused by allergies causing a near constant adrenaline response so that was fun. Nice to know I was on sedatives as a teenager because no one bothered to listen to me when I said eating XYZ hurt), hormonal problems (despite my hormones always being “normal”), and last but not least “I mean, it could be fibromyalgia or an autoimmune disease, your symptoms are kind of hard to pin down”. That latter part being a direct quote from a doctor. 

I’ve also had severe issues with my teeth, which since I have switched to a holistic dentist, have largely been resolved. (Still in pain, but every time he does something my health bounces up a notch so it’s a process I’ll be working with him toward fixing over the next few years. He even suspects I might have been getting mercury poisoning from some seriously dangerously over the limit leaking amalgam fillings I got in my early teens. He’s also the only dentist willing to remove my root canal teeth because they’ve never fully healed.)

So. Yea. I have some of my own possible theories that it might be SIBO which many doctors here in the US seem reluctant to even admit is a real thing (my current dr certainly doesn’t and will not test for it despite it being an easy culture test to do) and some possible genetic fuckery/immune system bullshit. Both my parents are extremely ill people with very similar issues, my dad even has an autoimmune disease he doesn’t care enough to even remember the name of so I can’t just narrow the field and test directly for that. Thanks dad.

The difference between me and them is I am actively trying to get a diagnosis and claw some semblance of health/sanity back before I turn into a hermit resigned to dying young. 

A big thing for me seems to be allergies/intolerances which have sprung up in the last few years. (Rice is the first thing doctors recommend for eating “plain” food but it’s actually a huge trigger food for a LOT of people) Eating only organic seems to have helped (suggesting a preservative allergy, which my allergist just kind of said “I believe you, but there’s no reliable test for it so just…don’t eat them”) 

Which is where you find me at now, two years down the rabbit hole of trying to get an accurate diagnosis. As for asking questions, it’s entirely okay to ask questions. I’ve pretty much wound up documenting my chronic health issues because a) it was helping me to keep track of things and then b) my blog got popular due to shenanigans and then a bunch of other people started going “HEY ME TOO” and we’ve created a sort of exhausted support group for each other and also c) the number of people who message me on a daily basis to tell me it helps them to know they are not alone is just…I’ve cried twice today at some of the messages I’ve gotten, and at the time of typing this it’s not even noon. 

I do not mind being public with any of this because gods help me if someone can figure out some small puzzle piece of their life from me falling apart then in some small way it will be worth it. Cause I know what that feeling is like. And I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Chronic health issues are so incredibly isolating.

So yea…next step I’m off to see a natruopathic/functional medicine doctor (yes I made sure they are licensed physicians and not just crazy hippies) in the hopes that she might have some answers for me, or is at least willing to listen to me, which uh, yeah, the more you refuse to accept suffering to be your way of life, many doctor’s don’t seem to appreciate. I had my GI doctor tell me I shouldn’t google my symptoms and just accept the fact that the meds he prescribed for the chronic GERD would dissolve my intestines which, hahahahah, ha. No. I do not accept that. Not even a little bit.

anonymous asked:

Y'all act as though I don't try to interact. Like I don't try to be a part of things but my stuff is always ignored. I've been part of this fandom since the beginning and never got a foot in the door no matter how hard I tried. It's always the same people. Always tagging one another instead of reaching out to smaller blogs.

Here’s the thing here Anon. Nonnie. Anonymous person I can’t properly respond to because you’re, well, on anon.

I wasn’t here at the beginning of the fandom. I didn’t actively get into this fandom until early 2015, almost a full year after the film had come out.

I didn’t know anyone coming in. So you know what I did? I produced content. But not only did I produce content, I reached out. I reached out because no one knew who I was. I came in without a clue and I just started tagging blogs that I noticed or responding to their post so I could start a dialogue. 

How do you think I met the people I did? The people I tag all the the time in posts? For @secondarysushicorps @kingsmanposts and @getinthefuckingjaeger, I found out they were all from a region I have family in through one of their posts and butted into the conversation and now I’ve met Nina in real life and text Kallie and tweet Mira.

I basically made fan edits and commentary for the original @kingsmanhartwin‘s fics until we started talking more and then I fangirled the current owner of the account into being friends with me too when I found out about her original work.

I think I met @elletromil and @sententiousandbellicose around the same time and then that broke some kind of dam and suddenly I was knee deep in new people I hadn’t even noticed on tumblr before, both big and small blogs.

I made friends, and I still have those friends, the “same people” I tag over and over because guess what? I know what they like. I know what they’re interested in. Because we’re friends. And they do the same for me because they know what I like and am interested in.

And you know? I do reach out to smaller blogs, new blogs, whenever I see them on my dash or when I’m browsing the Kingsman tag.

But you can’t expect me or anyone else to constantly be looking.

We do what we can to be accepting, welcoming, and to open dialogue with others, but as I already said, you cannot expect me or anyone to constantly be reaching out.

It’s a two way street. You have to put in the effort to. You can be in a fandom for forever and no one can know who you are and it sucks. I know that. Kingsman was my fourth fandom and the first one that I actually made friends in. But it was also the one that I put the most effort into. 

But I don’t know what to tell you, Nonny. I can’t really say anything more than I’ve already said. On my part, I tag people I know. I reach out to smaller blogs when I see them. I reblog content that I like in the tags and on my dash. I’m sorry if that’s not enough.

anonymous asked:

So apparently when E and D entered the library, a girl heard one say to the other, "Are you still with me? We're still gonna do this, right?". I've wondered who was the one to say it and i wondered your opinion on who it was? (I love your blog so much btw)

Lisa Kreutz’ (page 62 of the 11k) account: The boys entered the library and started yelling then and one said something about blowing up the library. She heard an explosion inside the library then and she heard one of the gunmen say that they hated the school and that the school had messed them up. Then the shooting began inside the library, setting the fire alarm off. The girls pulled the chairs in closer to the table to hide behind but that didn’t stop the bullets when [Dylan Klebold] began to shoot under their table. Lisa’s right wrist was grazed by a stray bullet. She heard the “Do you believe in God?” exchange between Valeen Schnurr, which occurred about the same time that [Dylan] fired again under the table where Lisa was still hiding. She was hit several times, sustaining multiple gunshot wounds to shoulder, hand and both arms. She lay bleeding in the library for 2 1/2 hours, unable to move due to the severity of her injuries, before she was rescued by officials on scene. She was the last survivor to be pulled from the library.

When the shooters entered the library she heard one say: “Are you still with me? We’re still gonna do this, right?” 

Which time the shooters entered the library- that is, when her mind recalls she heard this -  is key.  

Which boy said this really is hinged on when Lisa Kreutz actually heard the alleged question and whether her recall of precisely when she heard this is correct.  If Lisa had heard one of them say this at the start of the library massacre, while the boys were first approaching the library doors, then I believe that Eric was asking Dylan for reassurance that he was still on board with the ‘make it up as we go along Plan B’ - to continue on with their KMFDM agenda to shoot, kill, maim classmates trapped in the library. This would’ve been before Eric had broke his nose and so he would’ve still been very enthusiastic and pumped up, thirsty for kills and revenge, in addition to the mere taste of it they got outside with some potshots at students on the school grounds.   Upon entering the school, they’d stalled and dicked around in the hallway by shooting and throwing pipe bombs at lockers and walls and randomly shooting at fleeing students in an ineffective free-for-all manner. The two even separated a good bit of time. Dylan killed no one in the hall, Eric killed Dave Sanders.  So, Eric was ready to head into that library and take revenge up close and in a personal way.  Was Dylan ready for this?  Eric had to be sure he was ready for the next level of destruction that was left up to them to accomplish since the bombs hadn’t yet gone off, and might never.

Since, Lisa was heavily wounded and remained in the library somewhere near  an unconscious Patrick Ireland the entire time after all the other students fled, her recall may have been hazy as to when exactly this alleged question was posed. It’s quite possible that it occurred when the boys returned for the very last time to the library.  By then, their mindset had become more distracted and aimless after failing to make the bombs go off in the Commons.  The blood lust against classmates had fizzled and committing suicide was rapidly becoming forefront in their minds since the cops were now closing in.  If the alleged discussion had occurred the second time, the last time, they ventured to the library, I believe Dylan would have asked Eric for reassurance that he too was committed to the act of suicide because this is what Dylan wanted most of all out of that entire day.  Oh sure, the rest was the ‘have fun!’ journey but the end was his destination he so longed for.  

I do believe that Eric may have been hesitant to commit suicide at some point or another, since he was seen to be remorseful on the Basement tape videos made two and a half weeks before the incident, and in their final testament video, Eric was seen to be saying how much he would miss his boss, Bob, at Blackjack, how he would miss some special people, how he wished he could go back to Michigan and see some old friends first, and how he knew his parents would be so hurtful, and his statement of “to everyone I love, I’m sorry about all this” or something to that similar affect. Dylan, on the other hand, was on a suicide mission from the very beginning, and made his suicide a key point in NBK, more than a year prior to the incident. Eric had also wrote that he and Dylan could escape after the incident, and destroy as much as possible, move to Mexico or an island where Americans couldn’t find them, or hijack and crash a plane into New York City afterwards. His alternative exits may have been wildly far fetched fantasy but it equates to a certain amount of disbelief and hesitation that NBK was a revenge mission which could only end unequivocally in suicide - either romantically by cop as he envisioned - or by their own hand.  At the point they made their way back up to the library, Eric would have had to rapidly come to the terms that he would have to do the job for himself in their failed mission.  Even though Eric knew that he wouldn’t live after the incident, and that he eventually would go ahead and commit suicide, he didn’t make his own suicide a key part of the event, something that was absolutely necessary, while Dylan did.  It’s not likely that Dylan would have been the one to have ideas of backing out since it was his utmost goal to complete NBK for the reward of freedom that awaited him.

Anyway, that’s my take! Glad you enjoy E-C. :) 

anonymous asked:

I will literally suck your dick if you do this I've been asking every tcc blog but no one has done it can u do an imagine where you're Brooks little sister and he throws a party and his best friend eric is there and he has a crush on you and makes a move?

Hope you’re ready to start suckin bb ALSO I NEVER GET IMAGINE REQUESTS SO AHHHHHHHH

It was a typical Thursday night, you and your brother were in his room watching some bullshit movie that he liked that you didn’t really care for. Even though your brother Brooks was only a year older than you, he was super protective of you, but still treated you like one of the guys. 

“(Y/n), Brooks?” Your mom knocked on the door, opening it slightly and poking her head out, “Can I come in?”

“Yeah sure mom, whats up?” You said, Brooks was too zoned out into the movie to notice your mom was there.

“Well, your father and I have been talking…And since we both trust you guys, we were going to so to a concert out of town, so we’ll be gone this weekend, can I trust you guys?”

Brooks immediately tuned in as soon as he heard “we’ll be gone”. You two looked at each other, thinking the same thing; party

Yeah mom, we can totally handle it,” Your brother said, trying to give off a responsible big brother vibe

Your mother sighed in relief, “Thank God I have you two,” she said, pinching your cheek.

“Well I’m going to start packing, we’ll be leaving after you two go to school-”

As your mom kept talking, you and Brooks were focused on each other, basically reading each others minds until your mom closed the door and went to pack.

“Duuudeee, y/n, you know what this means right?”

“Well no shit Brooks, you think people are gonna come? This is a little sudden.” You tried to play it off cool, but in reality you were scared shitless, you’ve never thrown- or even been to a high school party, the only “party” you’ve been to wasn’t your style and ended up bailing.

“Don’t be a pussy, go email your friend, I’mma email the dudes, especially Reb.” Brooks nudged your shoulder, knowing how big of a crush you had on him. At first he flipped out, after all you’re his baby sister, and no matter how much he’d tormented you, he only wants the best for you. But he knew Eric, he knew Eric would treat you the way you should, and Eric knew Brooks would kick his ass if he ever hurt you.

“Okay, let’s do it!” You ran into your room, eager to get the message out.

Logging into your email, you began typing frantically;

Party @ my place Friday night 

(Your address)

9pm, be there ;)

You read over the email almost 20 times, and clicked send to all contacts

“You sure you’ll be okay? You have the hotel’s number, my number, poison control, da-”

“Yes mom,” Brooks laughed “We’ll be fine.”

Your mother looked at you, and then kissed both of you on your cheeks.

“Okay, well, don’t be late for school, I love you!”

Your mom closed the door, and your heart began beating fast. 

“What time did you tell your friends to come over?” You asked your brother, jumping up to sit on the table, beginning to peel open a banana. “I told them 8 or so, Reb said he’d help us set up so he’s coming over early.” He said, winking at you. “Stop it!” you laughed, trying to hide your blushing face.

5 more minutes you thought, it was the last class you had, with only 5-make that 4 more minutes until schools out for the weekend. Since Brooks drove you to school, you didn’t have your car to drive home, so you were gonna meet up with him at the smokers pit, hopefully seeing Eric along the way. 


The moment the bell rang you got up and went straight for the door, stopping every few seconds to reply to the “hi y/n!” in the hallways. As you reached the smokers pit, you saw Brooks wave his hand, signaling you to come here, he was standing talking to Nate and Dylan, you knew them pretty well, Nate has always been hitting on you, which oddly enough grosses you out, but Dylan on the other hand was always kind to you, giving you a ride home on occasions, listening when you need to vent after a long day, he was like another big brother. 

“Hey guys!” You gave Dylan a hug, and shoved Brooks, which he returned the favor. “What’s up loser,” Brooks said, taking your baseball cap off your head and placing it onto his “We’re just waiting for Eric, then we’ll bounce.”

Your began smiling as the boys exclaimed their “oooos” at you, and you began hit each guy on the shoulder. “Shut up guys!”

You saw Eric in the distance and began waving at him, as soon as he noticed you, he smiled and sped walked to you.

“Hey y/n” he said, giving you a bear hug “Hey Reb”

“Alright love birds,” snickered Brooks, “let’s get going, y/n my cars full so why don’t you ride with Reb.”

Although you knew that was complete and total bullshit; knowing only Nate and Dylan were the only ones riding with him, but you smiled and accepted to offer.

Eric opened up the passenger door for you, and then got in and began to follow your brothers car to the local grocery store. Since Brooks had a fake ID, it wouldn’t be hard for you guys to buy alcohol. Eric turned on the radio, blasting some KMFDM.

“Ohmygod Eric, I love this song!” You turned up the volume and began singing along to Stray Bullet, “Wow y/n, I didn’t know you liked this shit,” he yelled over the radio. You looked over and smiled at him, he’s just so perfect. 

After about 10 minutes of singing along and bullshiting with Eric, you guys pulled in along side Brooks’ car at a grocery store, and walked, immediately being stared at by elderly men thinking you need Jesus.

“Just get a shit load of vodka bro.” Said Dylan, who was pushing the cart.

“Y/n why don’t you and Eric go get some chasers and food, we’ll meet you here in about 10 minutes.” And again, your big brother made you blush.

“Sounds good with me,” Eric said, as he picked you up and placed you in the cart, laughing his ass off as he pushed you to the chips isle. 

“Ew no, don’t get that Reb! Okay get some Dr. Pepper, and Slim Jims!”

After 10 minutes of goofing around with this boy you met your brother and the guys and began to check out. You noticed the cashier was a young teen boy, who was fairly attractive. He looked at you and smiled, you didn’t think much of it, but Eric was about to destroy him just for checking you out.

You and Nate put all the bags into Brooks’ truck, while all the other guys smoked and talked about how wasted they were about to get. “So y/n, you thinking about hooking up with any guys at the party?” Nate asked, getting oddly close to your body. You turned around to the cart to get more bags “No, not really,” as you turned back around Nate was inches from your face. “Well, you should come find me at the party then, we can chill, if ya want.” You pushed passed him and put in the last of the bags into your brother’s car, ignoring Nate’s offer. Sure, he was attractive, but you liked Eric, you liked him a lot.

“Alright, just put the bottles on the counter and put the chips in some bowls, this is gonna be epic!” Exclaimed Brooks, you looked over at him and laughed, as you and Eric brought in alcohol bottles and set them neatly on the counter. You weren’t paying attention to all the commands your brother was making, you were just thinking about Eric, you looked nice already, a black crop top and skinny jeans, so you didn’t feel the need to change. Dylan came into the kitchen holding a screwdriver, being already slightly buzzed 3 hours before the party has started.

It was 8:43 p.m. and no one was here yet, just you, Brooks, Nate, Dylan, and Eric. you all sat on the couch, drinks in your hands, and began to worry.

“Brooks are you sure people are gonna come?” questioned Nate. “People are gonna fucking come dude,” sassed Brooks, “Y/N invited all her friends and I told everyone I know, even random people in the hallways.” 

“No jocks though, right?” Asked Eric, beginning to tense up.

You heard cars coming up to your drive way, loud tire screeches and loud music being turned off, and talking coming closer as there was a knock on your door.

Brooks gave a toothy grin, “Turn on the music! Lets get this party started!”

beingjapanese  asked:

Hello! I wanted to ask you what i have to do to become a character designer like you. It is my dream job! I've been searching college courses for this but nothing would come up. Would you have any advice for getting into that career? Thank you!

Hmm… First of all, thank you for the question- I hope that I can do your query justice! I will answer your question in two parts: highlights in my personal journey to Cali, then a list of advice that may be able help you.

I think I took an atypical route (or maybe not) into animation…


  • I did not go to school for animation. I actually went to school for industrial design with a focus in automotive styling. Yes, automotive styling is a thing, a real thing! See my capstone project! We did pitches for cars, but i’ve never done a pitch for a show or anything like that. I’m constantly amazed at what I’ve seen interns do because I never did that stuff.
  • I went to the University of Cincinnati. You know who else went there who is in animation now? That’s right. NO ONE. Actually, everyone is a little surprised when I tell them that I’m NOT from California, so I don’t know if that tells you something. I will eat my shoe if I ever met someone from in animation who went to the same school as me.
  • I did not initially PLAN to go into animation. I went to UC because it was close, cheap, and convenient; I didn’t start thinking seriously about animation until I started my internships. Animation was never a dream job for me, since growing up, I didn’t know it was an industry. Looking back to my college days, I was lucky. As aimless as I was somtimes, I was fortunate enough to have landed in a major that allowed me to explore my options.
  • I had internships in California. However, none of them were in animation (seems to be a recurring theme!). They were all toy design. But wow, it did help that when I got my job at CN, that I wasn’t completely new to the area (CA). It also helped too because my experiences in toy design allowed me to help out with prop design, not just character design.
  • I posted my work everywhere. And that got me a lot of contacts. Deviantart was my jam!
  • I was hired during college. I had done some freelance for CN for Ben 10 Omniverse during the beginning of my senior year, which was only a month long gig. As it was approaching graduation time, probably about 3-4 months before, I sent everything I had portfolio wise to the line producer of the show. I also reiterated that I was set to graduate in a few months. About a month or two before graduation, I got an offer for a character design position that would begin a month after I graduated.
  • I said goodbye to Ohio. I packed up most of my belongings in my hatchback and drove 2000+ miles to start the next chapter in my life. I found my place on Craigslist, a studio apartment that I currently live in. Doing this is a lot easier if you know that you have a job, especially if the area where you’re moving in far away.
  • Went from CN to Nick in a span of 3 years. Spent almost two years on Ben 10: Omniverse, just celebrated a year at Nick on TMNT. There was a few months between CN and Nick, but I did a few freelance gigs in between. We just got picked up for a fourth season on TMNT, so I estimate that I will be employed until spring or summer of next year. I have only been in-house at two studios, but I’m hoping that with Nick, I can break a two year mark, lol.


There are a multitude of factors that can determine your trajectory into the animation world, but my basic advice is below:

Drawing is not just a visual game, it’s physical and mental. Physically, you practice those hand movements so that over time, it becomes second nature to draw a face correctly, or understand how to pose a character. Mentally, you have to steel yourself for frustrations within yourself and against other people. You’re probably going to have those periods of when you don’t feel too good about your work, but that’s expected, and that’s just part of the process. You have to practice, and sometimes just by practicing, you can really get into a groove! You can begin to create a workflow.

I honestly don’t think that you need to go to college to become proficient artistically. I went because at the time in my life, it was an expected option that turned out to be a fun and fulfilling experience. But just to let you know, any design work that I post on my blog/dA were done outside of my actual major. So what that means is that on top of my regular classes, I took the time outside to work on those designs, etc; I was very committed and dedicated to getting better. But that’s not to say that college didn’t help me, because that’s not true. It did help me, as I met a lot of interesting people, and through that experience, I was able to network relatively well. Again, having two out of three of my internships in California GREATLY helped.

So breaking it all down, here’s what I can offer you, in no particular order. I’m sure there are others, but these were the ones that popped into my head…

  1. Practice your craft.
  2. Advertise your work. You ain’t gettin’ hired if no one sees your work. Tumblr, Blog, dA, online portfolio, webcomic, business cards, conventions, art shows etc…
  3. Network. Being a designer more than likely involves talking to people. REAL people. If someone who potentially can help you get somewhere e-mails you, you e-mail them back within a day.
  4. Prepare to fail. A lot.
  5. Be decent. Don’t be a butthole, guys, don’t do it!
  6. You’re gonna get criticized. It’s inevitable.
  7. Build a thick skin. Your boss and teachers are not going to like everything that you do. And they’re gonna let you know it. LOL It’s how you respond that might make or break a career.
  8. Take opportunities as they come. Let’s say that you’re in school, and suddenly you are offered the dream job. The job starts NOW; what should you do? My advice to you is to just take it. If you’re not gonna take it, there are hundreds of other people who are waiting in line.
  9. Be truthful to yourself and be better. There are always people who comment that they didn’t have time to do something. The truth behind that is that you didn’t make the time. There are extenuating circumstances of course, but at the end of the day, your potential employer is not interested in what you can’t or didn’t do.
  10. Find enjoyment in what you do. I think this is what really helped me. I love DC comics, and I drew a lot of DC stuff in my younger days. Finding something that I loved and that I loved drawing is very important in building up your style.

Whew, lots to tread, but hopefully helpful. Good luck! (and work hard!). The points above are a bit bare boned (and based on my own personal experience), so feel free to add a comment or a photo reply if there is something that you guys would like elaborated on.

anonymous asked:

Hey there! I've been following your blog for a while and I think we have pretty similar tastes! Do you maybe have any Clexa fic recs? I'm into AU's more than canon, and I've read pretty much all the really popular/completed ones...I'm willing to invest myself in a WIP if it's good though!

Hi! First, thanks for sticking with me! I have read a bunch of Clexa fanfiction at this point, so I’ll try to do my best to give you a few recommendations. I will admit, many of my favorite fanfictions are works in progress, but that’s okay! There’s so many amazing fanfictions, and they’re being updated constantly. Hopefully you’ll find something new to enjoy. 


These are a couple authors that I follow religiously. I enjoy their writing style regardless of what they choose to write about, and recommend any Clexa fictions that they have written. I’ll try to include as many tumblr blogs as possible, otherwise, most, if not all, can be found on Archive of Our Own.


Chrmdpoet or @chrmdpoet

Clarkesquad or @clarkesquad

Coeurdastronaute @coeurdastronaute **

EffortlesslyOpulant or @effortlessly-opulent


LordVoldyFarts or @aliciaclvrk

talentedgemx or @talentedgemx

thrace AO3

transientpermanence or @theahhamoment​ ***

Thebaddestwolf AO3 or @hedaswolf

Wariangle AO3 or @wariangle

Amazing, fluffy one-shots and prompts written in second person. Check it out, even if you’re wary of 2nd POV. They’re all so good.


Very prolific author with an entire arsenal of amazing AUs (of all kinds) and Canon fanfictions. All fanfictions are posted on their tumblr blog and can keep you occupied for hours. If you haven’t seen their blog, I highly recommend that you check it out.


Check out their Miscellaneous collection. Full of Canon/AU drabbles and well over 130K worth of content.


Between the Stacks by C_AND_B (COMPLETE)

“Your story, like all greats stories, begins in the library.

Your crush, like all great crushes, begins with her and her friends shouting (or rather, attempting to shout) penis in the library when you’re just trying to study for your exam.”

Lexa just wants to study but Clarke, well, Clarke can be very distracting.

Really cute College AU one-shot where a studious Lexa meets Clarke by yelling in the library. Honestly, everything written by this author is lighthearted and fun, though this may be my favorite. It is in 2nd POV (like all their other works), but it’s very well done.

Break Your Plans by pizzaoctavia or @debnamridley (WIP)

Clexa college!AU: in which Clarke grows tired of hearing Octavia and Lincoln’s escapades in the next room, so Lincoln offers her his apartment for study. He fails to mention his heavily tattooed hockey player roommate in the process.

A College AU with HockeyPlayer!Lexa and Artist!Clarke. It’s soft and hard, sweet and bitter, and enjoyable all around. Also one of the more popular fanfictions on AO3 (for good reason).

Can’t Bear is Without You by @fuscience (COMPLETE)

Clarke works at the mall and has an unlikely savior in the form of it’s mascot - Happy the Bear.


Lexa doesn’t hate her job, but she certainly doesn’t like it. At least, not until the girl from the food court starts giving her free food and drinks.

Cute and lighthearted one-shot featuring protective BearMascot!Lexa and Worker!Clarke. It’s entertaining and definitely worth a read if you haven’t checked it out before.

Eighty Days by @theahhamoment​ (WIP)

It takes two months, two weeks, and five days. Not that she’s counting, of course.

Coffee Shop AU but with lots of soul. It can get pretty heavy and introspective at times, but that’s its charm. There are currently three chapters (out of a planned total of five), and they’re definitely worth the wait.

Fearless by @aliciaclvrk (WIP)

Clarke needs someone to help with gas money. Lexa needs a ride home. They both need a way to escape. Clearly, a road trip across the country is the only solution.

Roadtrip AU by the talented aliciaclvrk (lordvoldyfarts on AO3). It’s one of my favorites and captures the raw essence of wanderlust perfectly. There’s something surprisingly soothing about taking a mental roadtrip with Lexa and Clarke as they escape their problems, give into their inhibitions, and inevitably fall in love. Highly recommended. (And recently updated!)

I Think I’ve Met You Before by kittymannequin (WIP)

You remember some things, but most of all, you remember her. Sometimes you wish you couldn’t, but the colour of her eyes is burned so much into your brain that if you try to blink it away, it makes you dizzy. So you let the thoughts of her consume you, until there’s nothing but blinding light in your mind and then it’s all over, for a little while. And then you hear a familiar voice.

One of many Elyza Lex AUs, but with a Soulmate AU overlay. It’s a personal favorite, and a guilty pleasure. Written in 2nd POV.

Lover in Low Light by @chrmdpoet (WIP)

Five years after their relationship’s end, college sweethearts Lexa and Clarke find themselves in the same city again. Now, they are different people with different lovers and different lives, but neither ever fully let the other go. Will what they once had still be all they are looking for, or is it finally time to truly let go and move on?

Please don’t let the WIP deter you. This is an amazing piece of fanfiction written by the lovely chrmdpoet. There’s so much raw emotion in this piece that will have you crying and rooting for the golden couple through their highs and lows. Highly recommended.

Love Is Blindness (I Don’t Want to See) by @effortlessly-opulent (WIP)

Powerful business executives by day, cutthroat kingpins by night, Lexa Woods and the Blake siblings have been rivals since they inherited their parents’ respective companies. When Clarke Griffin, fostered by the Blakes, has a chance encounter with Lexa, she’s sent to work for her and spy on her. Lexa Woods is no fool. And Clarke shouldn’t be falling in love with the enemy.

This is a 100K+ Gang AU updated Wednesdays/Sundays. It is one of my favorites, has amazing parallels to the show, and a great dynamic between our two female leads. It also isn’t lacking in our lovable grounders and delinquents. I am addicted to this story, and will happily encourage other people to try it out.

Women More Than Warriors by @steklir (WIP)

The first time Clarke sees her, she’s sitting on a throne, presiding over her dominion with a piercing stare and a crown of braids in her hair. Her warriors are spread at her feet, a multitude of them, all long-haired and wild and clad in identical brown regalia. There’s something of the sacred about her, like the crimson cloak draped across her shoulders and her divinity are one and the same.

An intricate BritishBoardingSchool!AU that incorporates many elements from canon into a practical modern setting. Very interesting read (understatement) and highly recommended. 

Origamis by DJayJay (WIP)

Clarke waits for someone to be able to take care of her boy’s injured wrist when Lexa steps in the hospital, bloody and selfless. Things definitly works out better than expected for a night at the hospital.


Clarke is a single mom and Lexa can make a rocket ship out of a piece of paper.

A College / Single Mom / Hospital Visit AU that will leave your teeth rotting from extreme fluff. It’s lighthearted, sweet, funny, and all kinds of adorable. Features Toddler!Aden, Mom!Clarke, and Biker!Lexa. (There might even be some Ranya). It’s currently at 26K words with three out of the four planned chapters uploaded. Basically, it’s almost done, so feel free to pick it up whenever.

Our Hearts (Have Minds of their Own) by @effortlessly-opulent (WIP)

Clarke is NOT going back to another family reunion without a fake girlfriend to shut everyone up. Lexa, her neighbor and friend, needs powerful clients like the Griffins for her up and coming business.

How inconvenient that they accidentally fall head-over-heels for each other in the process.

Another piece by effortlessly-opulent. This is a Fake Dating AU with a hint of Ranya. There aren’t too many chapters at the moment, but it’s already off to a great start. It’s updated every Wednesday. 

The Three Truths by @theahhamoment​ (COMPLETE)

It was always easy, until it wasn’t.

An emotional 68K+ Fake Dating AU, where Lexa agrees to pose as Clarke’s girlfriend while attending a family reunion / memorial. Like other works by transientpermanence, this deals with a bit of angst, and gets pretty serious at some points. Regardless, it is full of charming characters, and will make you laugh, cry, and grin like an idiot. Definitely one of my favorites.

Snow and Seances by @hedaswolf​ (COMPLETE)

“So,” Clarke says, clasping her hands together. “Guess we’re gonna be here for a while. What do you want to do?”

Lexa shrugs and smiles weakly, hoping the terror she’s feeling doesn’t show on her face. Because what she wants to do is run.

What she wants is to be anywhere other than snowed in at a romantic cabin with her probably straight crush.

Another one by the talented hedaswolf (because I can). I’m weak for anything that even has a pinch of Soulmate AU, and this is all the adorbs (It’s actually a SnowCabin / Snowed-In AU). Highly recommended. In fact, just read all of their stuff. P:

The Only One that Makes You Come (Running) by acid_glue234 (WIP)

Lexa stares at Clarke and Clarke stares right back with this look, and somehow they end up in Raven’s room on top of Raven’s bed.


the clexa AU where Clarke asks for more than she bargained for and Lexa doesn’t disappoint

Friends with Benefits AU. It’s another WIP (I’m plagued by them), but if you’re curious, you should still check it out. Warning: There is some angst, but that’s usually what happens when these two saps can’t fathom the other actually liking them.

When Love Becomes Reason by @clarkesquad (WIP)

The one where it’s not a love story, it’s a story of a girl who needs a plus one for her brother’s wedding (and a girl who needs to be at that wedding).

Spoilers: It’s a love story. It’s always a love story.

Another Fake Dating AU by the lovely clarkesquad. I will be honest, it has been a while since I read this gem, but it is good. Updates are infrequent, though that shouldn’t stop you from checking it out. If it isn’t your cup of tea, I still recommend checking out her other works.

Write Your Name (Across my Heart) by @hedaswolf​ (WIP*)

“Don’t worry, Princess,“ Raven says. “She hasn’t taken her break, yet.”

Clarke works in the cafe of her local bookstore and she’s kinda crushing on one of the girls who works on the floor. The only trouble is she doesn’t know her name.

Originally a two-shot and by popular demand, expanded to a WIP. Adorable Bookshop/Coffeeshop AU that I can’t gush about enough. Both girls are such saps, and you’ll be grinning like an idiot. Highly recommended. 

Canon AU

These are divergent (but still exists) in The 100 universe. I know you prefer AU, but I’ll list them here in case you’re curious.

High as a Kite by @fuscience (COMPLETE)

Lexa gets injured and doesn’t react very well to the medication. Raven stands as witness to it all and Clarke just gets to deal with it.

Lexa is lucky Clarke loves her. Truly.

A HeavilyMedicated!Lexa canon AU, but with substance. It’s told from the POV of Raven, and although the prompt is humorous, it does maintain a semblance of seriousness that is The 100 ‘verse. Lexa isn’t completely dopey, and Raven, with legitimate reason, is short of being fully sympathetic.

I Can Feel You by Tangledinprose (COMPLETE)

She’s shaky and weary and happy. And in pain from how much she feels. From how much she can feel. She closes her eyes again, focuses on the buzz against her ear.

‘Klark. Klark. Klark.’

She chokes, fear and want and impossible pressed against her lips. Tears escapes her eyes and she gasps.


That one-shot where Clarke is chosen to be the new Heda and is inherently connected to Lexa. You’ll feel for them both, and hopefully, obtain some closure. This actually makes Lexa’s death (a little) easier to swallow. 

Lightning Only Strikes Once by fiona_249 (WIP)

Consumed by grief, Clarke climbs Lexa’s tower, not really thinking through what she plans to do. But any plans get taken away when she’s struck by lightning, mysteriously transporting her back to before any of it happens.

Back in her cell on the Ark, Clarke remembers exactly what went wrong - and mysteriously, so does Lexa among her people on the ground. Between the two of them, can they get back to each other? Can they find a way to save both of their people and themselves? Or is the hatred surrounding them too strong?

This is my go-to fix it fic for the 307 debacle. It is a well written, Time Travel AU that respects the characters and the pure relationship between Clarke and Lexa. Also, people are alive! Updates come rather frequently, and though the chapters are relatively short, it is already 50K+ in length. Bonus: The Chapter titles are gold. 

this heart, fossilized and silent (once was tender and once was violent) by @chrmdpoet (COMPLETE)

Clarke is only three days into being a runaway when she realizes that she did not fully think this through. When she walked away from Camp Jaha, she took only herself, a handgun with limited ammunition, and the gnawing guilt inside her. Three days without food, water, fresh clothing, or bedding of any kind, however, and she is painfully aware of how foolish that decision had been.

This is the Canon AU, and what I usually read to push away the awfulness of the current season. No clexa masterpost fic rec is complete without this in its list. Definitely my favorite Season 3 AU period. Also the author of Lover in Low Light.

The Other Shore by precooked (COMPLETE)

Death is not the end.


Lexa dies. Clarke dies, too, and she wakes up.

A closure fix-it fic for the 307 debacle ending in another ‘verse. It left me feeling at peace, and I would recommend others to read this as well. (Think Lost).

The White Queen Running by KL_Morgan (WIP)

Clarke wakes up wearing the tattoos of the Ice Nation.

A canon divergence heavily colored by parallel words, soulmates, and IceQueen!Clarke. Interesting is an understatement. Very well written and personally recommended.

Gosh. This is a long list. It took much longer that I thought it would, but I wanted to be thorough. This is by no means complete, but suffice to say, there are many talented fanfiction authors in this fandom (shoutout to all that I tagged here). P: I hope this helps you out! (I might shamelessly use this for myself as a reference. Who knows, there may be updates.)

savedfile  asked:

Hey guys! I've been a big fan of yallz blog since like the dawn of time and I was wondering if yall could rec me some amazing 15k or less fics. (Plus it's my birthday!!)

Hey there savedfile!

I wasn’t 100% sure what you meant by amazing, so I just went through my bookmarks and found a whole lot of fics that made me think, “Oh hell yes. This shit was fucking rad.”

And then I realized that I had a lot; so I put a read more line. Also, I have no idea if we’ve recced some of these already. I kind of lose track.


Of Creepy Housewives and Hot Asses by abominabledylan (klaineanummel)

2,018  I  Teacher!Derek, Established Relationship
Teen and Up
“You could serve coffee on that ass,” whispers Mrs. Whittemore, and yeah, this is the last time he’s ever doing this. Never again. He officially hates everything.

Adventures In Catsitting by clockworkrobots

2,329  I  Crack
Not Rated (Fluffy says General Audiences)
After a surprising and unfortunate encounter with a witch, Stiles gets turned into a cat.
It’s Scott fault, Derek is unamused, Stiles wreaks his own style of havok, and not much is really new at all.

i am toasting to the way you put that smile upon my face by decideophobia

2,635  I  Fluff
Teen and Up
“Dude,” he says slowly, meeting Derek’s glance again, face disbelieving. “Is—is it your birthday?”
“No,” Derek sneers. “I’m just treating myself to a cupcake.”

Stiles Stilinski: Rescue Ranger by ifeelflames

3,159  I  Humor, Akward Sexual Situtations
Teen and Up
Stiles is the one who finds Derek in a slightly smoky, very dingy room. He’s strung up to the ceiling by his arms, his eyes screwed shut and his feet dangling in the air some way off the ground. Stiles can feel his heart accelerating over whether he’s too late, when Derek’s head raises slightly and his eyes open. He grits out, “Stiles,” and Stiles is beginning to think this guy just can’t die, not that that is a complaint. He can see blood on Derek’s chest and on the floor, but the wounds seem to have pretty much healed.
“Hey Derek,” he calls mock cheerfully, because what do you say to a guy who has probably been brutally tortured? “How’s it hanging?” he adds, not able to keep the goofy smirk of his face. He’s got to laugh, because the alternative is to freak the fuck out.
Alternatively titled: Stiles Climbs Derek Like A Tree, All In The Name Of Rescue.

David Hale, Matchmaker by Menacherie

3,222  I  Kid Fic
Not Rated (Fluffy says General Audiences)
Chris doesn’t know about the baby. In fact, Laura doesn’t even know until they’re safe in New York with their normal and safe aunt and uncle. Laura doesn’t tell him either. (It’s not until years later, when Derek sees David’s blue eyes staring back at him through Chris Argent, that he has an inkling of who the father is.)
Derek doesn’t say anything, but it’s ironic that Kate Argent burns down the house of her own unborn nephew.

We’ll Get There One Day by Captain_Loki

3,474  I  Fluff, Cuddling and Snuggling
Teen and Up
“I…I didn’t…I didn’t cuddle you!” Stiles shouted it a bit maniacally, hoping the more surprise he expressed the less Derek would be compelled to kill him.
“I know,” Derek replied easily, sitting up and stretching, muscles in his shoulder popping. “I did.” The whole pack stopped their movements to stare. “Because you sleep like a spaz, Stiles,” Derek grumbled.

Out Of The Gutter by omelet

4,336  I  Bowling
Not Rated (Fluffy says General Audiences)
Derek bowls and Stiles daydreams about his butt, suspecting that he may have fallen for someone who is a member of what might actually be some sort of bowling mafia.

Call Me Maybe by Rena

4,812  I  AU- Human
Teen and Up
Call Centre AU, in which Allison is the only thing that gets Stiles through the day, because, for some reason, he always gets the grumpiest guy ever on the line, calling to donate outrageous amounts of money to whatever charity they’re supporting this time.
Meanwhile, Derek enjoys nothing more than watching the livestream during call-in hour just to see how much he can rile up Stiles before he explodes.

Climb Inside His Skin by stilinski

7,444  I  Friends to Lovers
Teen and Up
Derek—Derek “my predominant expressions are long-suffering and longer-suffering“ Hale—has a classical literature collection.
Stiles has managed to skirt, outwit, destroy, or otherwise run screaming from at least a dozen different supernatural shitstorms since graduating Beacon Hills High School three years ago, but nothing - nothing - could have prepared him for this.

Red Velvet by arrowofcarnations

7,690  I  Baker!Stiles
Teen and Up
Stiles is pretty used to people coming to visit him at Sweet Stuff when he’s baking. It’s only when Isaac starts bringing along one Derek Hale that things start to get really interesting.

Happy Birthday Sourwolf by Hobriesexual

8,676  I  4/4  I  Fluff, First Date
Teen and Up
It’s Derek’s birthday and Stiles thinks it would be a GREAT idea to bake him a batch of brownies and leave them on his door step. The only problem is that the werewolf has kind of forgotten today is his birthday and immediately assumes that someone is trying to prank him and seeing how the brownies have Stiles’ scent all over them he’s the first one Derek decides to call.

The Importance of Tight Jeans in a Boyband by defenselesswriter

9,526  I  4/4  I  Boyband!Stiles, Fan!Derek
The Pack is a worldwide known boyband (They’re not a boyband, Derek. They’re just a band made up of boys, you uncultured swine).
Or in which Derek (not so)reluctantly goes to a The Pack concert with his sisters and falls in love.

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itsstillbeating  asked:

What do you think of the writing of Iris West so far? (I've seen some backlash saying she is being written badly due to her hatred of 'nerd' and I wondered your opinion) :)

The writing of her is fine and based on spoilers I only expect it to get better. Especially since the next two eps should be pretty heavy on her.

Frankly, people are full of shit. First off, they’re spending a lot of time trying to talk about how Iris is omg so boring and doesn’t have a plotline when that is just empirically false.

A lot of fandom tends to not actually understand the mechanics of how stories work so they pretend ridiculous things like any character that’s not literally sitting in the superhero lair delivering exposition about the monster of the week “has no storyline.” If there was nothing to the show but, bad guy shows up, team stops them, the show would be pretty effing boring. People also constantly confuse what’s going on with a character emotionally and what actual narrative threads are being presented and how those things interact. Iris has a storyline, in fact, she’s had dual storylines for the entirety of the show, yes, all four episodes, in addition to various emotional conflicts in each episode.

Here, I’ll even outline it:


  • Hooking up with Eddie, but hiding from her father.
  • First realizing that there’s a mysterious force in Central City saving people.
  • Iris is dealing with Barry’s loss and then return, and mediating his conflicts with her dad both before and after his accident.

Episode 2

  • Taking a journalism class and being bored UNTIL she realizes this can intersect with her new interest in The Streak whom she begins actively searching for information about.
  • Iris is concerned that having Barry keep her secret about Eddie is straining their relationship, whilst also being upset that he is clearly attempting to hide something from her.

Episode 3

  • Has progressed from researching The Streak to being the primary information source with the inception of her blog: “The Streak Lives” which also makes a appearance on Arrow.
  • Eddie suspects that Iris refuses to reveal their relationship to Joe because she’s not invested in it. Iris reveals that a serious relationship is a first for her (due to her not feeling any need for such until Barry was comatose HINT HINT) and she has a deep-seated fear of losing things that she allows herself to actually care about (perhaps a reflection on her best friend recently having been comatose for nearly a year HINT HINT HINT), but she’s willing to try to make it “real.”
  • Reveals relationship to Joe.

Episode 4

  • Conflicts with Joe about his longstanding overbearing tendencies which resulted, amongst other things, in her not going to the Police Academy, as he reacts to/processes her being in a relationship with his partner.
  • Joe and Iris ostensibly coming to an accord about no longer keeping secrets heavily foreshadows the shit hitting the fan when she realizes who The Streak really is.
  • Is supportive and encouraging of Barry, whom she desperately wants to see happy, by being welcoming, kind, and inviting to Felicity.
  • Reveals the existence of her blog to Barry and attempts to use his departmental resources to further her investigation.

Here’s the thing, people made up their minds out of the gate that Iris was “just” going to be The Love Interest and so want to reduce Iris to Barry looking longingly at her as if she, as a character, does nothing else but sit there and be a passive object receiving his silent affection. But that requires completely ignoring everything that’s going on from Iris’s POV, which the show has taken pains to highlight. And, given that next episode, she’s meeting The Streak face-to-face and the episode after that she’s interacting with the metahuman of the week, it’s clearly going to continue to do so.

Now whether fandom will actually acknowledge that in any way remains to be seen. (I’d bet no, but fandom has made me cynical over long years.)

As far as Iris hating “nerd” things. That’s such a ridiculous assertion and is just part of people’s desire to try to “prove” in some way that Iris is unsuitable for Barry. Especially since they simultaneously ignore when other characters, including Caitlin AND Barry have also had moments of “wtf r u on abt?” regarding people going off on jargon-y tangents.

If you want to complain about dialogue not being sufficiently jargon-y to properly convey that someone is saying things that a layperson wouldn’t understand, then complain about the dialogue, but don’t try to pin it on a specific character, especially when they’re NOT the only one written that way. I personally had no problem understanding that Cisco was telling Caitlin that the cell would hold in episode three or that Caitlin was warning Barry that he might be having strokes in episode two. But that doesn’t mean that within the context of the narrative, Caitlin and Barry were meant to be ignorant or stupid or whatever else for not understanding. When any given person goes off on a ramble involving jargon and their particular field of interest, you are meant to understand that they have begun just talking AT whoever they’re addressing and need to be clearer and/or stop going off on a tangent.

Furthermore, Iris has been nothing but 100,000% supportive and encouraging of Barry’s love of science, not just going with him to science-related events that she couldn’t care less about and visibly enjoying his enthusiasm, soliciting his input when she has a science-related interest, but CONSISTENTLY regarding his science nerdery as something that is “cute,” “adorable,” and otherwise delightfully charming and deeply endearing to her, which says A LOT about the warmth and functionality of their relationship because, I don’t know if you know this, but someone going full nerd on you about something you don’t particularly have a deep understanding of or interest in is not actually all that cute unless you just like that person and think that they’re generally cute.

I could go on a whole rant here about how “nerds” as a subculture love pretending that they’re the only ones who Care about stuff and should be singularly exalted for their Deep Well of Feeling About Science or Speculative Fiction or Whatever, when in fact most people in the world have interests they care a shit ton about and no one actually deserves a prize or the undivided attention and worship of whomever they choose just for liking shit.

BUT let’s just say, with regard to pairings, people are basically trying to slot Iris into Ditz Who Doesn’t Deserve or Understand Genius Nerd which besides being hella problematic on like 19,000 different levels ignores that people don’t ACTUALLY have to have all the exact same opinions and like all the exact same stuff in the exact same way to work as a couple, nor do they have to be diametric opposites.

Working as a couple, or in any other close interpersonal relationship honestly, requires kindness and compassion and affection and just liking someone and enjoying their company.

It does not require an approximately equal level of interest in zombie ants.

anonymous asked:

an idea for a rec list: I've read some great older fics on Livejournal linked by this blog that I wouldn't have found otherwise. (thank you!) A 'non AO3' tag to browse through your recs with - or an actual rec list of older fic that aren't on there - would be something I'd love. I feel like I've missed some classics? xox

We would honestly love to do something like this (and think creating a tag would be best), but we already have too many tags and don’t want to go down the slippery slope of tagging for media classification (pdf, hosting site, etc) since we’d rather use the allotted 20 tags for plot classification. Additionally, there’s a lot of old fic that is now on ao3 but you might not notice it because the majority of the feedback is on livejournal (a “non ao3” tag wouldn’t help in these cases). The ao3 tags on these fics unfortunately tend to be pretty sparse, too. We usually link to lj on reviews. If they are also posted at ao3, we’ll have a “AO3 link” right below the title and author information. You can use our search engine to find these specific reviews: enter “#fic8rec” “ao38link” (replace 8s with a space; there’s currently 162 results) and sort by date (older reviews tend to be of older fics but not always).

If you want to read old fic, definitely go through the archives of the main lj comm. That’s where the majority of the activity was pre-2012. As I’ve mentioned before, I prefer looking at the archive in subject mode so you can easily see titles and who is posting. Seriously, that comm is packed full of great stuff. For instance, in answering this ask, I found a comm generated rec list for must-reads as an intro into destiel (posted on the comm here). The best part? The list was complied in early 2009 and contains fanmixes, fanvids, fanart, picspams, and meta. That post is basically a fandom time capsule. :D


  • tracy_loo_who’s rec list is a great source for early fic
  • must-reads as an intro into destiel (comm generated rec list [4 months into the ship]; posted on the deancastiel comm here; linking again for people who skip paragraphs)
  • lj fic posting comms (all from our other page):
    • deancastiel archive (as mentioned in the second paragraph, subject mode is my preferred way to browse)
    • deancastielnews archive (subject mode; doesn’t matter as much since titles aren’t descriptive of contents)
    • spn_castiel archive (subject mode)
    • didn’t link dean specific comms because there’s approximately a billion and contain mostly nondestiel (a couple are linked on our other page)
  • lj/older rec comms (all from our other page):
    • destiel specific comms:
      • deancastiel: thematic rec post tag | rec post tag
      • dean/cas fanfic recs (tumblr)
      • rec-hymenated (interview tag [like our author spotlights])
    • spn/general comms:
      • crack_van
      • fancake (dw)
      • rocksalt_recs
      • sawedoff_recs
      • spnroundtable (ask the author tag [like our author spotlights])
      • spnstoryfinders
  • from our blog:
    • author spotlights: lots of older fic recs
    • master lists of challenge comm fic we’ve reviewed (split up by year/round)
    • new to destiel guide (check out the external resources)
    • search for reviews with a secondary ao3 hosting link (how to do this is outlined in the first paragraph of this post)
  • fic archives:
    • ao3:
      • works added at a later date but not backdated by the author won’t show up
      • sorting pairing tag in chronological order by date posted
      • sorting by time range: results for fic posted 4-6 years ago (June 2008 - June 2010), sorting by date posted, ascending order; ao3’s date parameters search by relative and not absolute dates (seriously??), so you’ll have to “Edit Your Search” if you happen upon this post months/years after it was first posted (June 2014)
    • ff.net:
      • results for fics featuring dean and cas; click the last button and work backwards (no way to reverse the order that I know of)
    • fandom specific archives:
      • Rock Salt and Feathers: offline; pairing specific; a lot is still accessible through wayback (I’ve linked the cached author page; most recent cached page for new fic)
      • Supernatural Slash (link to deancastiel side)

We definitely focus on longfic here. Since the original point of the reviews/this blog was to give you more info about a fic before you commit, we didn’t worry with shorter fics that aren’t much of a commitment. That means there’s a lot of oneshots not represented here. To give you guys a jumping off point, I’ve gone through the deancastiel archive, the beginnings of the pairing tag on ao3, and the beginnings of the search results on ff.net up to mid-May 2010 (the season 5 finale) and listed familiar authors. I’ve also added a link to their author specific tag at the deancastiel comm if it exists. I’ve also linked to ao3 and other accounts. We will likely make an “older one shots” rec list in the future. It’ll just take time and calling upon the lj side of the fandom (especially since the most lj savvy mod seems to be allergic to anything under 20k that’s not a pwp).

Sorry, this got wordy. This somehow spiraled out of control and into a “intro to early destiel, lj based fandom” that took three days instead of a brief rec list that took one afternoon, lol.

First Wave Destiel Authors:

We’ll do a second wave later (post season 5 to end of season 7), but probably won’t do a third because things had almost entirely shifted to ao3 by that time (mid-May 2012). We’ve gone through and linked to various platforms because all of an author’s fic is often not contained to one location. If they did an author spotlight for us, an “ask the author” for spnroundtable, or an interview for rec-hymenated, direct links are included.

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