if ever a character was my spirit animal then this is she

YouTuber playing Life is Strange, talking about Chloe Price

“To have friends like that, better not have them”

I strongly disagree…

…and I’ll explain why.

As a person who has had a lot of different friends, I find in Chloe a friend who I always wanted to have.

Chloe is a person with a difficult character. She is angry because she lost her father and her girlfriend. She feels lonely and she always tries to blame someone else when something doesn’t work out for her (this means that she is proud but insecure). She has her rage on, we all know it and maybe some of you hate that about her (I can’t include myself because I’d be hypocrite as I have my rage on too).

BUT

She will do whatever needs to be done for a friend.

Can’t we all agree that’s the most important thing when we have a friend?

Chloe owed a lot of money to Frank because she wanted to go away with Rachel, just in case “she showed up”.

Chloe tried to get money from Nathan because she wanted to go away with Rachel, just in case “she showed up”.

Chloe wanted to sacrifice herself for the town she hated. Moreover, she would sacrifice herself for Max, for her friend. She actually dies trying to find Rachel. She blames herself for not saving Max in the Dark Room. 

Now we can say that Chloe is not a selfish person. First reason to want her as a friend.

She is crazy

I love crazy and careless people. I love people who just don’t give a fuck about other’s opinion. Because they are the BEST people ever. They won’t listen to gossip about you, they won’t care about your hair, your clothes, your shoes… 

I love crazy people because they want to have fun and enjoy their life. I always say that Chloe is my spirit animal because I’d love to be so careless. I’d be happier for sure. Maybe, if I had a friend like her I would be happier because she’d try to do crazy things with me.

Midnight swim? Why the fuck not? I’m in. 

She is kind

I won’t say anything about this. Just see:

She is brave

Not everyone would defend you like Chloe defends Max. That’s something to think about.

I would write more and more about why I’d love having a friend like Chloe. But I think this is enough.

Keep calm and save Chloe Price

Voltron/Dragon Rider AU

Characters

Takashi Shirogane – Knight: Shiro is the son of a lord and, as such, was easily afforded a place in the noble ranks of the dragon riders. Despite his luxuries, Shiro is a hardened swordsman and worked hard to earn his keep among the ranks of the dragon riders. He and his golden-bronze dragon command their own flock and he’s well-known throughout all the dragon riders as a promising young man that might yet change the tide in the constant war against the Galra. Despite his position, however, he is captured by the Galra and held prisoner for over a year. His dragon is killed during that time and it’s only through a narrow escape that he finally gets free. He finds a mysterious, black dragon egg on his way out and takes it with him despite how logic tells him to leave it behind. He rides a large, black horse (basically a friesian) and wields a large, two-handed claymore.

Princess Allura – Paladin: Princess Allura is the daughter of the late elven King, Alfor, who died millennia ago. Through his magic, he linked her to the life force of the High Dragons’ spirits before casting her and his trusted advisor, Coran, into a deep sleep. She only awakened when one of the dragon eggs reacted suddenly. Alone in the abandoned ruins of the old elven capital, she comes to the conclusion that she must traverse the three planets until she finds all the eggs and riders for them. Alfor sent them away to protect the worlds from Zarkon’s wrath, yet the war wages yet. As a trained paladin, she is skilled in both combat with a sword (she favors a rapier, but can use others) and healing magic. As all elves traditionally do, she rides a white horse bareback and without head tack, as does Coran.

Keith—Warrior: Keith is the bastard child of Lord Shirogane and is Shiro’s half-brother. He has no memory of his mother and his father does not acknowledge that he exists aside from providing him a place to live and the meager means to survive. Despite the stigma around his birth, Shiro took to him and treats him like a full sibling. Yet, because of his position, Keith is not eligible to become a dragon rider, though he desires to be. Shiro encourages him, saying that if he proves himself, an exception will be made. It’s happened before. They trained together prior to Shiro’s disappearance and Keith even learned to fly on the back of Shiro’s dragon (albeit in secret). When Shiro disappeared, Keith gave up building his reputation to go in search of him. Keith is skilled with daggers and short swords. He rides a blood bay horse and is known as the Bloody Bandit in the Galra encampments that he anonymously raids.

Pidge Gunderson (Katie Holt)—Rogue: Pidge grew up in a high ranking family though her parents were neither a Lord nor a Lady. Her father, though a scientist, was also a dragon rider, and so her older brother, Matt, also became a Dragon Knight. They served in Shiro’s flock and disappeared the same as he did. Though she tried to get information from the riders about what happened, she found her efforts were pointless. Determined to find her family, she took on the alias Pidge Gunderson and left home in an attempt to find out where the galra were no doubt holding her family. It’s along this trail that she meets Hunk and Lance, two hoodlums from the Outreaches. She accidentally saves Lance’s life and he insists that he owes her a life debt, so they end up traveling together as she sneaks around Galra encampments. She wields a pair of enchanted daggers (of which Keith is very jealous) and rides a small, speckled horse.

Lance—Hunter: Though Lance and Hunk travel with Pidge, not much is known about them aside from the fact that they’re from the Outreaches, or The Lands of the Secret People. In other words, people who are not wanted by the Galra, but have something to hide nonetheless. A bit sheltered, Lance tends to get into trouble more often than he should, but it’s usually unintentional. No one asks why, but he wears a hood that he refuses to ever let down. He has an animal companion—a black wolf—that lurks along with them on their journeys. Allura finds it odd that he has such a seemingly close bond with the animal, but Lance insists that it’s no different than having a dog. He’s an excellent shot with his bow, but can fight close combat with a staff if he has to (he prefers not to). He rides a blue roan horse.

Hunk—Sentinel: Lance’s best friend from childhood, it seems he was dragged into Lance’s adventuring unwillingly. But he seems more concerned with making sure Lance doesn’t get himself killed than he truly is with wanting to go home (though he does initially mention going back quite often). A talented singer, he oftentimes entertains the others with his voice while he tinkers with the different contraptions he and Pidge salvage from the Galra camps. Not the type to hurt others unless he has to, Hunk carries a huge shield that he uses to fend off and distract oncoming attackers while Lance takes out their opponents from a hidden perch behind. He does have an ax he can use if he has to. He rides on a large, golden-colored draft horse mix. Shorter than Shiro’s horse, but stockier.


As far as the dragons, I won’t say much because it will spoil a lot of the story, but this isn’t a dragon rider AU for nothing. And yes, there will be a Black Dragon, a Red Dragon, a Blue Dragon, a Green Dragon, and a Yellow Dragon. And maybe even more than that ;D

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One thing that frustrates and confuses me about the Solas argument is how people are willing to excuse his elitism and racism because he “changes his mind“ about the races of Thedas if he befriends the Inquisitor. He stops seeing races other than his own as thoughtless beasts when he has high approval with the player character. (And by races other than his own, I am including the elves, since he is ancient elvhen, and he sees himself as different from them.)

I guess we could see his change in opinion as a way to make choice matter. To give his friendship meaning in the overall story. I feel like that is the only way I could possibly justify his racism: bad writing. The writers wrote that not befriending Solas does not change his views and befriending him does because it makes your interaction with him important. Not because of personal character arcs or whatever. And honestly, I really think that there could have been better ways to do this, if this is the case. I feel like your personal interaction with him should change him, yes, but not in regards to his racism. At least, not like it does. If this is a narrative choice to make their interaction more important, then, because of its insinuations, it should have gone a completely different way.

Because otherwise, his inclusion of the Inquisitor means something different than what most people say it does.

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What I’ve learned from this episode

- When the cats organize something, it is a scam. 

- When the game plans festivities, shit happens. 100%

- When you have a new outfit , you will lose mana, but it will be worth it.

- I don’t want to do the spirit training EVER again.

- My account did not register the new villain. Why?

- The buzz about the new companion and it’s a common pet!

- I still have not memorized the villains name despite screen shots having it. I’ll just call her Vy.

- Vy has a nice design. I want her boots and hair. Maybe the weapon.

- Vy, why are you all bark and no bite? >.>

- I want the animal she had.

- While I am on that : Why?! They did not deserve to die T.T

- The illustrations are pretty and I love them.

- Erika can carry two kids at the same time and can punch you so hard you faint. At least something.

- Chrome, the fu** are you doing,boy? All that Sun got to your head?

- Nevra/Ezarel/Valkyon are jealous. 

- Have more “competitive” situations, please.

- Also : Try harder Nevra. Walking away doesn’t help you.

- none of them is a virgin.

- also that moment when a fiction character has more of a sex life than you

- Leiftan sure knows how to get his game on.

- No one is dead unless you see them die or see their bodies. Fight me!

- Miiko loved Valkyon’s brother. </3

- Lucifer is alive and well….I mean…Nah, it’s Lucifer all right.

- Ashkore is either the sassy right hand-man or sassy boss.

- Ashkore is a freaking sadist.

- Keep knives away from him.

- Actually : Make sure no sharp objects are nearby when he is around.

- And frying pans. Got to hide those.

- Leiftan is not Ashkore. Rest in piece theory. I won’t miss you.

- If it turns out to be true that Lance is Ash and Miiko loves him and he flirted with Erika and...Oops? And then if Valkyon is your crush...Double oops?

- Nevra is a vampire. I feel like I need to remind myself of that fact because he sure visits the infirmary often! Boy, why is that cut not healing on its own? You sure you’re a vampire.

- He is. He freaking bit onto Vy’s neck. I would’ve loved to see that.

- If you pick the Library job you get a scene with Leiftan. O la la! :*
-If you pick the Medicine job you get to treat your crush,but nothing happens. >.>
- If you pick the child care job, you get to see Cameria. That’s it. -.-

- Huang Hua wants to sleep with Miiko. 

- Game wants you to have a good night after you’ve seen death. Alone. In a dark room. Perfect sense. Brilliant.

- the game jumps from 13+ to 19+ really quick!

Fic, Sun Boy

I think we all remember that thread about Thomas being a sun nymph that fell out of Apollo’s court or something. Well… I don’t usually feel good about writing about real people so let’s just say this is a fictional character based on Thomas to make me feel better. Because that’s what it is. The real Thomas Sanders is probably not a sun nymph. Probably

Warnings: Falling. 2,490 words.

Abstract: Apollo makes a tough decision.

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Naruto Characters Appreciation

Gather round brothers and sisters of the Naruto fandom, because this shit needs to be preached.
There are certain characters in this show that do not receive the love that they deserve and I’m here to share who I think needs some more admiration and a round of fucking applause. Note; down to personal preference, so please feel free to share yours.
Haku – This guy has such a beautiful concept of morality around him which is to be loyal to your friend, do anything for them; but the dark twist is that he is willing to get himself killed, being completely selfless and never regarding his own desires. Yet this is the touching part. His one desire, his dream is to be used by this friend. Considers him a master. But imagine that; being so devoted to someone that nothing else matters, and never feeling afraid because they make you feel at home. This character represents the selfless outlook on life, living to help others and find happiness in others happiness. This is why Haku is my favourite character. He also has a fucking cool mask.

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Zabuza Momochi – What can I say? He’s gorgeous and was the first ever proper villain introduced to the show and manga. Sure there was Mizuki, but fuck him he was a pilot episode villain. But what’s more? Zabuza was a villain who redeemed himself. Maybe not completely, but he realised his faults and is just an over all nostalgic character. If that’s not enough to convince you – he has sharp teeth (fantastic for kinky biting during foreplay) and he’s great with kids. I can proudly admit that Zabuza is my number 1 anime crush. Ooooh how I wanna tear those bandages off and whisper “bite me stud muffin, biiiiiiteeee.”

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Sai – He is a character that can change your views on how to live your life. In all seriousness, although he has no concept of “emotions” he is actually a very complex character and is my favourite character to write about. Constantly he asks questions to find out more about the world and its many different attributes and ways of living. I find him a fantastic character because he shows that juxtaposition between innocence and selfish people. Of course, Sai is no innocent guy. When he is introduced, he comments on Naruto’s balls right away (like damn, he is my spirit animal). However, he is brought into this world outside ROOT, having forgotten about emotions so he’s basically brand new to the whole human interaction thing beside doing missions. He is always so curious, asking questions based on the values of friendship and based off from the responses from those he asks, it really goes to show how much we take the small things in life for granted. Sai makes us realise the beauty in life, that the small things really are meaningful – we just need to cure our blindness to see them.

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Ino Yamanaka – By far my favourite kunoichi if we exclude the older generation. Overall out of the women she is ranked 4th so pretty damn high. Most of the reason why I believe she needs more appreciation is because she is the Yang to Sai’s Yin. She was one of those who actually took time to talk to Sai and that’s why I called it from the start that they would end up together. With Ino’s way of living, being this very independent and outgoing girl, she would be perfect in teaching Sai emotions without coming across as well, a bitch. And may I emphasise her strength as a shinobi. During the war, she was informed that her father was going to die. She cried for less than a minute and then got over it with a snap of her fingers, proceeding onto a very important battle plan – connecting to the minds of the allied shinobi forces. Plus, we all love a scary mother. She scares Inojin with love <3 Note; Ino and Sai fucked. Can you imagine how romantic that would have been? Her coaxing him through it? *wiggles eyebrows*

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Tsunade Senju & Mei Terumi – The reason I have put them together is because it’s for the same reasons. They are both just very empowering women, inspiring also. One of my favourite fights is the Five Kage vs. Madara Uchiha. Mei’s being all awesome with her lava (her voice is brilliant – that seductive charm) and Tsunade delivers a final blow – she fucking cracks Madara’s Susano'o. Not to mention they are both Kage and the first women to be Kage ever. Mei restores the Hidden Mist’s reputation from being the “Bloody Mist” (courtesy of Yagura – FUCKING OBITO YOU CUNT NUGGET) to an “Alright Mist” or whatever. Basically, she had to pick up the pieces left by some asshole (OBITO). And Tsunade, to me – the strongest of the sannin. She is also responsible for Sakura, Ino and Tenten becoming kick ass. Tenten wasn’t her apprentice but was initially inspired by her. Note; I love Obito, he’s my favourite character (joint with Haku). My poor onion baby~

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Kisame Hoshigaki – His back story plays a major role in this. From the beginning he had been obeying rules, this strict code and always remained loyal to the mission. He killed his teammates (one whom he may have had feelings for) for the sake of the mission but the reason I admire him is because he never complains about how sad his life is. He killed is teammates like it was no fucking deal. Even the girl who possessed romantic feelings for him. Furthermore, though be it subtle, he represents discrimination that is present in the world we know of today. Because of his skin colour / origins, he is isolated more so in the Akatsuki. Every time I see him, I always get the vibe of how lonely he is and how he’s perhaps trying to fit into the world but it does not work – because of the cruel path he has chosen. To remain loyal to the mission, never let the code fall into enemy hands; and perhaps his constant discrimination and isolation is what made him choose this way of living. I got your back, Kisame. You will always have beautiful eyes to both Killer B and I.

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Kakuzu – Right, I’m going to say it straight out. He’s fucking hot people. He has killer back muscle, arms that flex perfectly (imagine those arms being either side of your body UNF UNF, PIN ME TO THE WALL AND RAVISH MEEEEE) and he has a temper that a stereotypical love sick teen would feel like they could change. Can you imagine trying to calm that hot junk down? Okay, you may actually die before you could even try, but if you survive long enough to put your hands on his cheeks— Okay, back to why he needs to be appreciated more. His history was fucking cruel. He failed to assassinate the Hokage (baring in mind, he must of put up a pretty good fight to be able to walk away alive) and his reward for coming back alive, with intel on what Hashirama’s abilities are (that could be of great use for future plans)? Imprisonment and torture. What. The. Fuck. It actually makes me empathise with Kakuzu. His own village tortures him which should be what another village would do if they captured you so you can understand why he killed the village elders and left. Remember, he escaped from prison – so not only is he strong but intelligent. And fun fact; those tattoos around his wrists – shows how many times he’s been in prison. He is strong as fuck, immortal and has sexy stitches that could be great foreplay (*cough* tentaclepornwhat *cough*) Basically, I just want him to be my sugar daddy

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Konan – Perhaps the most divine, serene and enchanting character. There are many religious connotations around her being an angel of death / judgement but her way of thinking it what intrigues me. She appears so monotone and unmoved by everything, all but a mask that covers up her tragic past. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about how after Nagato’s death, she ruled over Amegakure, guarding where Nagato’s and Yahiko’s bodies were and we actually see her smile as she looks up to the sky, thinking about the legacy both Nagato and Naruto have left behind. Konan fights Tobi with bravery and determination to protect their legacy and dreams. My favourite quote by her “I will be the pillar that supports their bridge of peace” and the rainbow appearing behind her was definitely one of the most memorable moments for me. To the very end, she fought Tobi, intending to bring an end to the evil he has caused – only to be strangled to death. The reason I find her death so tragic is because of how mundane it is. Many characters went out with a bang but Konan died from something that anyone could easily do, thus representing how there is no hope (at this point) at all of achieving peace and her fight was for nothing. A sad way for an angel to die

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Kabuto Yakushi – Now don’t get me wrong. I don’t like this fucker. Dislike him a lot (although I sympathise with him). He needs appreciation because of how far he had come. His past was very sad, from the moment he entered the orphanage. This may sound evil, but I love seeing kid Kabuto cry. Because it’s so fucking cute. And those big glasses- awh, baby lemme hug you. And what ROOT had done was evil yet so clever with the photo manipulation and over all, Kabuto just did a lot of shit – trying to be someone he’s not and comes to the conclusion that being himself was all he ever needed to be. A moral that all of us must follow. Note; When I first saw Nun Kabuto, I wanted to laugh but then I was like “good for you, son.” and patted him on the back (of my laptop screen.)

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So far, this is all I have. There are others that need appreciation, but those above are the ones that needed detail. Personally, I still feel characters such as Itachi and Sakura need more appreciation but maybe for another time. Feel free to add on your NCA’s (Naruto Characters Appreciation) and I’ll definitely check them out. Have a good day!

Double Trouble

Summary: Reader is close to Danny, nearly a sister, and she drops by on vacation. 

Pairing: Steve McGarrett x Reader

Warning: Makes jokes dealing with reader being a sex therapst, mild threats, McDanno banter

Words: 1,200

*I don’t own Hawaii Five-O characters, obviously. And credit to the people who created the gifs - aka not me. Oh, and my stories are one-shots until requested differently

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Danny’s phone rang, he looked up to Steve, who was driving, and tried to decide whether he should answer it in front of him or not, “Hey Doll, why are you calling so early, your flight isn’t supposed to arrive until tonight.”

He glanced up to the very curious Steve McGarrett, who was trying to figure out who his partner was talking to. Steve didn’t know someone was flying in to see Danno, “Who’s on the phone?” Danny continued to talk to you and ignore his partner, “Hey, who you talking to?”

Slapping his hand away, “Can’t you see I’m on the phone. You see this object I am talking into – it works like one of those tin cans you use to talk into, you know to another person,” he pointed to the phone, “I’m talking to someone, you animal.”

“Alright, alright,” he put his hands up defensively.

“I’ll be there in twenty minutes, just hold tight,” Danny said to you over the phone. He hung up looking over to an innocent, but nosey Steve, “Can you please start making your way to the airport?”

“The airport, are we expecting company,” Steve asked, acting clueless.

Shaking his head, passively laughing, “We? We aren’t expecting anything. I have family flying in from Jersey. They found an earlier flight out of the blue and they just landed. I don’t have time to drop you off and drive my car to get her – so here we are,” Danny explained, emphasizing on the my car part.

“Her, family – Daniel,” Steve looked over to his partner, prying some more, “Why would you not tell us, your family in Hawaii, that you had another family coming in.”

Frustrated, “She was my brother’s best friend from home, okay,” he yelled, “She’s like my little sister and it’s been hard on her recently with missing Matty. So she is coming to stay awhile.”

They arrived at the airport, “Why haven’t you ever mentioned her,” Steve ask, “This Y/N?”

“Grace has,” he said, looking around the crowd, “Remember that story about the aquarium and the boy picking on her.”

“She’s the fish tank girl,” he asked shocked.

“Yeah,” he grumbled, “Y/N is the fish tank girl.”

You were walking around aimlessly, trying to catch sight of that helmet of blonde hair, “Danny,” you screamed over the crowd, dropping your suitcase, and pulling him into the tightest hug, “It’s so good to see you.” Steve eyed you up, instantly intrigued by your high waisted jean shorts and belly shirt. Pulling away, you look at the man watching the both of you, “Tall, dark, bruiting, troublemaker spirit, and a smirk – you must be Steve, I’m Y/N.”

“Fish tank girl,” Danny pointed to her.

Shrugging at the memory, “Not my finest moment,” you said, half laughing.

Steve grinned at you, gripping your hand tightly to shake, “Nice to meet you. I hope you don’t believe a thing that comes out of this man’s mouth.”

“Daniel,” you point to him, who was pulling your suitcase along with him to the walk to the car, “Never, Jersey people, we like to embellish with dramatics.”

“Aye,” he pushed you gently, “You’re lucky you’re grown up or I’d be shoving you in a closet.”

Steve opened the door for you letting you climb in the back. Danny shoved Steve and started to banter about Steve’s unnecessary flirting with his practically little sister. Danny put your luggage away, “So Y/N, what do you do in Jersey?

“Oh, I’m a sex therapist mostly,” you shot out, looking at the environment around you.

Steve was trying to get some water, nearly spitting it out in Danny’s car. “Y/N,” Danny yelled, “That’s not true, Steve – she is a professor.”

Steve coughed, “Sex therapist – what does that entail,” staring straight at Danny, smirking. Out of your line of sight, Danny motioned for Steve not to start, glaring at him.

“Oh you know,” I said watching the beauty of island past by the window, sneaking a peak at Steve, “I deal with people who have issues with intimacy, fetishes, dysfunctions – the usually, maybe even a tip or two.”

Nodding his head, he looked at you through his mirror, “So you’re an expert.”

“Seven years of education would say yes, I am an expert,” I smile, I knew what he was doing.

“Stop it,” Danny pinched Steve, “Y/N here has a Ph.D. in personality psychology and we are very proud of her.”

“Thank you Danno.”

Eventually you ended up and Danny’s house, Steve grabbing your bag from the back. You walked into the front yard, you couldn’t get over the beauty of this place, “Steve, if you try to hit on her one more time, I’ll break your Navy Seal face.”

“Commander,” you called to him, “You’re considered a local right,” you ask.

He nodded, watching you curiously, “Yeah, grew up here.”

“Want to show me around,” Danny looked between the both of you shocked, “In exchange, maybe I’ll give you some tips,” you grin, watching Danny’s expression.

Steve didn’t know what to say, “I don’t think I need any tips in that department, but I’m happy to show you all around the island. Hope you packed a bikini,” he caught what you were doing.

“Hey,” he yelled, “I’m standing right here. You don’t need this animal to see the island, that’s why you have big brother Danny,” he continued to increase his volume, “Plus, you’ll most likely get shot at and I don’t need that. Now get your purse and walk inside the house.”

“Same old Danno,” you grin, picking up your bag and walking inside the house, “Bye Commander,” you wink at him.

Steve walked next to Danny, “I like her.”

“I’m going to punch you in the mouth,” he said to his partner, “She is only saying those things to get a rise out of me.”

“And yet it is working,” he made fun of his partner.

Stabbing Steve with his finger, “Don’t even breathe in her direction, she is off limits you, Neanderthal.”

“I’m ready for the beach,” you skip out in a bikini and sunglasses. You missed playing games on Danny like this, it felt right. And you missed it more than anything - so you couldn’t stop, even if you were pushing Danny’s limits.

Danny looked at you in awe, Steve check you out, nodding his head in approval, “You know, I have the best beach at my house. Danno,” he touched his partner’s shoulder, “Grab some swim trunks, we’ll barbeque there. I’ll call Chin, Kono, and Grover – it’ll be a family gathering.”

“No,” Danny yelled, “No – put a shirt on.”

“Too late,” Steve answered looking at his phone, “Everyone’s headed over to my place – they can’t wait to meet your Sex Therapist sister,” he grinned, motioning you to his car, “Come on beautiful, your chariot awaits, welcome to paradise.”

Meeting his eyes as you make your way into the car, enjoying Danny’s anger, “I’m glad to see chivalry isn’t dead, thank you sir,” you turn around and wink at Danny, who you had to have steam coming out of his ears. This was going to be an exceedingly fun vacation and Steve McGarrett was the key.

A Look into Amanda’s Vision, The Princess Advert and IDW Comic Canon: Mona Wilder revealed? (Theory Post)

Theory:

“Mona Wilder” is the seventh Black Wing subject alias MOLOCH, trapped within the squeaky ‘stress toy’, and currently communicating through dreams and commercials.

She is “The Princess” in both the commercial seen in the main series, and possibly the insane ‘Princess’ child in the IDW Comic Series.

She is who persuaded Bart to get to (and possibly to kill) Dirk Gently.  

Evidence:

Amanda’s “vision” in S1 E3.

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The children who were victims of the Sandy Hook Massacre

(1) Caroline Previdi

Caroline Previdi was one of the 20 young children killed in the massacre that left the town of Newtown, Conn. grieving. 

(2) James Mattioli

James Mattioli, 6, was another one of the young victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Fondly called “J” for short, the energetic young boy loved math, sports and cuddling on the couch with his mom at the end of the day.

(3) Daniel Barden

Daniel Barden, 7, was another of the victims. His father Mark is a musician, and he and his family wrote the following words in memorial of their son: “Everyone who has ever met Daniel remembers and loves him. Words really cannot express what a special boy Daniel was. Such a light. Always smiling, unfailingly polite, incredibly affectionate, fair and so thoughtful towards others, imaginative in play, both intelligent and articulate in conversation: in all, a constant source of laughter and joy. Daniel was fearless in his pursuit of happiness and life. He earned his ripped jeans and missing two front teeth. Despite that, he was, as his mother said, ‘Just So Good.’ He embodied everything that is wholesome and innocent in the world. Our hearts break over losing him and for the many other families suffering loss.”

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My Favorite Performances of 2016

These are the 15 movie roles this year I most felt deserved highlighting. Man, there were some great roles this year, introduction, introduction, introduction, how many words does this have to be? You don’t care and I certainly don’t. On to the list!(Note: except for the top two, this list is in no particular order).

Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some!!)
The entire cast of Richard Linklater’s spiritual follow-up to “Dazed and Confused” is one riotous bundle of joy (and a cure for the usually cliche portrayal of college kids), but Glen Powell’s Finnegan is by far the standout. The scene that makes his character comes at a party for the “artsy fartsy” crowd when, after encouraging a freewheeling spirit of sex, booze, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll throughout the film, he actually gets for real hurt when his proteges crash his chances with a girl he happens to like. Finnegan is on the cusp of adulthood and leadership heading into one of the most tumultuous decades of American history, but he’s not quite there yet…and it’s the leftover, subtle vulnerabilities of the kid during his last days of youth that make him so unbelievably endearing. If there’s any justice in the world, EWS!! will do for him what Dazed and Confused did for…well, most of the cast.

Tilda Swinton (A Bigger Splash)
The (in my opinion, overblown) controversy over Swinton’s Doctor Strange role sadly overshadowed her performance in this Fellini-esque story of beautiful people behaving in decidedly un-beautiful ways. Playing a major, David Bowie-esque popstar who has gone near-mute from the stress of living in public, Swinton has few lines but somehow manages to steal the show from a simmering Matthias Schoenaerts and a manic Ralph Fiennes. Being mostly robbed of the ability to speak, Swinton has to convey a massive range of emotions largely with body language—a task she accomplishes with all the skill you’d expect from one of the world’s greatest actresses.

Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Frail and tough, honest and veiled, open and censoring—Portman’s portrayal of the most famous First Lady in American history is riddled with contradictions that, in her hands, become a coherent character. She can sink to the depths of unbearable anguish at a moment’s notice, and five minutes later it is as if nothing very bad had happened. Yet, there’s always something boiling under the surface…perhaps an understanding that history will forever place “JFK’s wife” next to her name, whatever else she may do with her life. At times, Portman seems to barely hold it all in, yet when we leave the theater she is still a mystery. Maybe that’s how it should be.

Joel Edgerton (Loving)
Rarely does more go unsaid or understood than passes behind the face of Joel Egderton as Richard Loving, one half of the married couple whose simple wish to live in their home state of Virginia dealt a death blow to laws banning interracial marriage in the United States. Edgerton says little, and when he does it is in as few words as possible…every one of which speaks his entire mind. Key to the performance, though, are scenes of him simply sharing intimate moments with wife Mildred. At a time when the stereotype of the traditonal American husband and father of yesteryear is often held up for all the wrong reasons, Edgerton’s performance is crucial.

Emma Stone (La La Land)
Until near the end, the music is the driving force of La La Land. Then someone asks the character of Mia to “tell a story”, and Emma Stone delivers one of the best scenes of her career. The strength of the “Audition” number redefines what has come before for the character, and solidifies her as both someone we can really root for, and the personification of dreamers, however hopeless they might be. The final look she gives Ryan Reynolds in the film speaks more than a page of dialogue ever could.

Viola Davis (Fences)
Before the era of feminism, there was an unspoken agreement between married couples in the U.S.: a wife was to put up with her husband’s shit, even when he was full to bursting with it. It was hard to pick one of the two main performances in “Fences” to single out, but ultimately Davis’s simmering cauldron is the heart of the story, enabling her to both survive and love life with her deeply, deeply flawed husband. Unlike Denzel Washington, who gets to vomit forth an endless stream of anger throughout the film, Davis is tasked with saving her one great outburst for when it is most needed and has the most impact, creating a scene the trailers should not have featured; it should have been allowed to burst on audiences like water from a broken dam, rolling over everything in its path. Five minutes later, she’s calm again, but she’s also a different woman…or maybe just another woman who was hiding behind the first all along.

Sunny Pawar (Lion)
The trailers all emphasize the adult Saroo’s search for his home, but the bulk of the movie is taken up with a young Saroo getting lost in the first place, and Dev Patel is overshadowed by 8-year-old Sunny Pawar…not an easy feat. Like Quvenzhane Wallis and Jacob Tremblay, Pawar takes a role that could easily have been phoned in (since we have natural sympathy for kids) and makes little Saroo into an enormously relatable character, a lost boy whose stomping ground is no Neverland. It isn’t any wonder the filmmakers keep coming back to him in flashbacks after his character is grown. He’s the heart of the film.

Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen)
I swear, my generation moons over the era of John Hughes High School comedies so much they seem to forget that being awkward, out-of-place and unable to wait for the day after graduation day isn’t unique to them. Every year we get a handful of largely unheralded comedies about that very topic, and Hailee Steinfeld’s performance as a morbid, confused and, yes, aggressive (bad female! bad!) teen who openly discusses her sex life, alcohol habits and dark, dark, dark humor elevates “Edge of Seventeen” to the top of the pack. With acerbic wit, pinpoint aim, and unflinching pessimism, Nadine Franklin manages to skewer not just every aspect of High School life but many of life in general. The only target she routinely misses? Herself.

Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship)
It is exceedingly rare that a woman in the movies can be aggressive and acidic at the same time. Kate Beckinsale’s Lady Susan is such a character. It is impossible for all but the most ardent feminists to actually like her, and you’d never want to be drawn into her poisonous circle of rumor, manipulation, innuendo and life-destroying gossip, but you have to admire her for taking charge of her own life at a time when women were tasked with hosting guests, looking pretty and shutting up. These days, she’d almost certainly be described as a sociopath, wrecking lives for her whim and amusement, yet you can’t look away. She’s the year’s best villain…or is she?

Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)
Chris Pine’s well-meaning father is our anchor to this story of two desperate brothers in hard times, but Ben Foster is the anarchic, destructive force that keeps our eyes glued to the screen. Whereas Pine’s dad doesn’t think of himself as criminal and Jeff Bridges’s sheriff has spent far too much time watching old westerns, Foster knows exactly what he is: a violent criminal whose psycopathy he might be able to turn to his brother’s aid in one last blaze of glory. There’s never really a question of him surviving the story; he’s not a man, he’s a storm, and he’s here to rage harder than he ever has before blowing himself out.

Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Talk about embodying multiple people in one role. Harris plays mother to a young, gay black man at three different stages of his life, but she’s not the kind of perfect mom the movies prefer. She’s a drug addict at a time when the War on Drugs refused to treat such people with any sort of humanity, and she’s got a temper to match the times; when she screams hurtful words at her own son, the decision to remove the audio from the scene makes her come off as near-demonic. Simplicity, though, isn’t really what Moonlight deals in, and there are layers and regrets to her revealed as the film goes on. Her final scene asks a rather important question: should any time be too late to be forgiven?

Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)
For the most part, horror will forever be considered beneath the notice of those who hand out accolades, which means even if you turn in one of the most startling performances of the year, it doesn’t really count if it’s in this genre. That’s a shame, because unless you count a tiny, uncredited role from 2014, Taylor-Joy makes the most impressive film debut of any actress this year. Called upon to do things involving animal blood and demonic possession that a more image-concerned person might spurn, she handles the role of a teenage girl whose family is being assailed by the forces of hell by taking it all absolutely seriously, which is essential; any hint that she thinks anything she’s doing is silly, and the film falls apart. There’s reason to question whether anything supernatural is really happening in the New England wilderness of the late 1600’s, but no reason to doubt the strength of Taylor-Joy’s performance.

Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Not everything has to be so serious, something Deadpool would probably remind you of right before delivering a kick straight to your kibbles and bits. As the star, producer and driving force behind the hilariously raunchy R-rated superhero flick, Reynolds is the most eminently watchable and entertaining a comic hero has been outside the suit since Robert Downey Jr. swaggered into the Iron Man armor. Mel Brooks once famously described his films as rising below vulgarity, and whether Reynolds is taking time out to break the fourth wall or making incredibly lewd comments at his blind, elderly, female roommate, he’s bringing the spirit of “Blazing Saddles” to a genre that sometimes really needs to get over itself. In a year where “Batman vs. Superman” took itself more seriously than a second heart attack, Reynolds’s Merc with a Mouth is the filthy, over-the-top cure the doctor ordered.

And my top two performances, starting with my choice for Best Actress:

Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

In arguably the most challenging role this year, which comes in certainly the most challenging film, Huppert plays a woman who, after being raped, plays a cat-and-mouse game with the rapist. Whether she is trying to catch him or get caught again is another question. The role was turned down by multiple more well-known actresses, before being taken by Huppert, who deserves to be more well-known outside her native France. Key to her performance is that her character is not altogether very likable, and if she were not a victim of a heinous crime, you’d have a real difficult time feeling empathy for her. That takes far more guts, I think, than playing out brutal scenes of assault, since we tend to demand our heroines be pure as the driven snow.

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

He’s been turning in the best work he possibly can in every role he’s had, big or small, for two decades, always overshadowed in fame by his older brother, but this year is Casey’s. Angry, violent, adrift and bereft, Lee Chandler is a man with no purpose in a world that demands every man have one, not that he grasps himself on that level: he’s simply a man who has been struck over and over until nothing but armor remains. Forced to deal with the issue of custody for his nephew after his brother dies, he portrays a truth no man wants to face: not all of us are cut out for responsibility. Despite this, Affleck walks a fine line, making Lee simultaneously a jerk and someone you’d really like to see come out on top. Unfortunately, as Lee well knows, the world just isn’t that simple.

Honorable mentions: I limited my list to 15, and even after expanding from ten it was still difficult. There are lots of great roles that didn’t make the cut, and here are the ten that really gave the winners a run for their money, in one big list. If you don’t see your favorite, remember: it doesn’t necessarily mean they weren’t good, just that I can’t possibly list them all.

Kristen Stewart (Cafe Society)
The Cast of Don’t Think Twice
Royalty Hightower (The Fits)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Lou de Laage (The Innocents)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)
Pretty much everybody in Moonlight (Moonlight)
Katie Holmes (Touched With Fire)

Himekawa’s Partner

I love Maki Himekawa.  Because I would probably do the same things she did. 

That magical talking animal befriended in youth (or the imaginary one many of us longed for) might just be a girl’s first and only real love.

Ladies (and boys, but hear me out here), raise your hands: Did you hope to meet a Care Bear one day?  A Totoro in your back yard?  Did you long for your very own Daemon to take shape?  Of course you were secretly a Digidestined too, right?  Did the ideal pony that you wished for actually have a voice and a demi-human personality (and maybe actually be a unicorn with magic, while you were at it)?

It took a little while for girls to become badasses in cartoons, but I would argue that teaming up with magical animals was a crucial step.  And certainly, it must have had an effect on the psyche of girls of my generation.

In my case, I think I can trace the root of this deep desire for sentient animal companionship to the Punky Brewster cartoon of the late 80s:

This Glomer character made rainbows, kids!  Rainbows and magic and miracles!

And so, if I lost my one and only childhood spirit creature to the whims of fate - But a fate I thought was within my power to re-engineer - You can bet I’d become every bit as consumed as Himekawa did.  It would become my own life’s work, without hesitation.  

I would stand up in front of a room full of powerful men, talking about protecting civilians just because it’s my day job and allows access to crucial information.

I might even find myself justifying actions of dubious morality, because “That partner imprinted on me, and how could I ever pay it back for the difference it made in my life?  I owe it, and the universe owes me.”  This is what I imagine she is thinking.

From the meta standpoint, I’m not justifying the things she did (presumably facilitating the reboot even while knowing the consequences; allowing Meicoomon to kill and infect; lying to many different people) - Just saying that I can understand them.  And I couldn’t say for certain that I would not do some of the same things in her position.

Like the audience (Target audience, i.e. people who watched and loved Digimon as kids), she’s trying to return to her origin point, her childhood. 

Partnering off with each other may be what grown-ups do, but it will never be a replacement for the magic of childhood.  Although I do ship and root for them, it’s also very telling that Maki and Daigo’s relationship apparently doesn’t last.

Because he’s still out there somewhere…

I will never, ever be over this moonlit scene.  I think it was intentionally given a soft and feminine quality.  Look, she actually cried here.

And yet, for all her study and dedication, she apparently miscalculated.

Maki Himekawa is in deep.  She’s a little (a lot?) crazy, but…That’s a girl’s true love at work, and for that I respect and understand her completely.

Character Profiles

Meliodas
Height: 152cm
Weight: 50kg
Birthday: 25th July
Age: Over 3000?
Magic: Full Counter, repelling magical attacks
Weak point: Elizabeth
Birthplace: Demon Realm
What he likes about himself: His ahoge
Dream/Hope: Lifting his curse
Regrets: That he couldn’t save (people I guess?)
The most embarrassing thing in his life: His past self
What he wants the most right now: Skinship with Elizabeth
Favorite animal: Elizabeth (I’m not kidding here, it says animal, omfg)
Favorite scent: Elizabeth’s body
Power Level: 32500 (at the end of volume 22)
Magic: 2700 Strength: 27700 Spirit: 2100

Elizabeth

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SNAPSHOT META: 1x01 - PILOT

I’m rewatching the entire series over the summer - not only because my memory bank is in dire need of refreshing, but because what else are we supposed to do during hellatus? Meet up with friends, go to the park, enjoy the sunshine? *snorts with derision* (okay I’ll be doing that too) (I’m not staying in all summer watching SPN and writing meta) (*shiftiest eyes*) I wanted to do this as part of this awesomeness and will attempt to catch up. If I can’t: *shrug* What can I say? Real Life and all that. Yes, friends in the park with sunshine. (be honest) I work. A lot. Of the hours.

But to make it up to you, I’ve planned THIS

Originally posted by justalittletumblweed

No, I’m not going to dress up as Marilyn Monroe and come to your house and shower you with champagne. (or am I?)  No, don’t be silly - I can’t do that! Instead, I’m going to encourage you all to drink! By introducing the Spectacular and Penultimate and so very Necessary Drinking Game. (*SPNDG for short) For those who do not partake of the alcohol or for those of you who are underage there will be soda pops involved. (considering how much I curse I sincerely hope each and every one of you are of age)

You with me here? AWESOME! This will be us come end of summer:

Originally posted by dailyhappylife

Though possibly not quite so fishy… Either way, we’ll be ready for S13, peeps!

So, I had this ambition to do this Snapshot Commentary thing for each episode, getting through one or two a day. This post has taken me four days, the hours I’ve had to invest interspersed unevenly at best, and @margarittet was nice enough to do the maths - my ambition would take me over two years to fulfil at this pace. Yah. And as I lack a Time-Turner (god I wish I had one WHY JK ROWLING??) I may just have to watch the series as planned and write meta on the episodes that stand out as deeper narrative beats, both plot and character wise. Fuck. I already know there are so many of them. But I’m excited to get started! Writing this meta has been so much fun and I hope you’ll enjoy it.

I know I’m probably repeating stuff someone else has already said, but do you know what, I haven’t gotten to say it, so I’m saying it for myself now. Keep a lookout for them drinking prompts, because that means fun times up ahead, and don’t forget to drink responsibly. (remember nesnej) (oh god we’re all gonna get sloshed) (or very, very high on sugar)

Here we go!

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Annabel and Cullen POV fan fic - SFW 

Part 2 of their epilogue ‘Happily Ever After’. Part 1 can be found here although both can be read separately and are on AO3

Summary: The Inquisition returns to Skyhold - Annabel is still struggling, not coping with the loss of her hand and everyone has noted the change in their once cheery Inquisitor.
Can something be done to help? And even if it can, is it worth the risk?

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Skyhold is significantly quieter now.

The bulk of their men had been sent to Divine Victoria’s side and the rest had mostly returned to their lives, or tried to, after all they had seen.

There was, of course, still a regiment of officers guarding Skyhold and Cullen had saved a few of the best for that sole purpose. The heart of the Inquisition would always need protection. Although to his mind it wasn’t the stones and mortar of Skyhold that represented that heart and those closest to him knew it.

Wearily Annabel plods up the steps to her chamber, its only late morning and she already feels exhausted, despite collapsing early last night with Cullen after there long journey, although at least her uneasy stomach has settled.

Her room is warm, the fire lit for her and it makes a sincere piece of comfort blossom in her chest. She wonders if such little things will be remembered once Josephine leaves? That will be a difficult farewell.

The exalted council hadn’t gone exactly to plan. It would be a lie to say she wasn’t a little bit daunted by reforming the Inquisition to a peacekeeping force serving Divine Victoria. She’d have much rather they stayed as they were, Thedas was always in need of a decent fighting men, especially given Solas’s future plans. Not that anyone had listened or cared of course, the Inquisition’s army was too mighty, too influential and too well connected, it was simply too great a threat.

Annabel supposed she understood the nobility’s perspective but that didn’t mean it didn’t rile her. Like the Inquisition hadn’t, she hadn’t, done enough to prove they could be trusted with such power?

She rolls her eyes at the mountain of paper work on her desk. You would think turning to a smaller, more dedicated force, would result in less paper work. But it seems a curse which is doomed to follow her for all time. 

Several parcels are a sat on top and like any sane person she reaches for those first. Her artificial gauntleted hand may fool people at a glance but it has no movement and is useless at the task of opening anything so she resorts to using her teeth as fangs.

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For a while now I’ve been wanting to make a list of “my favorite anime, some of which are underrated and/or not talked about very much at all.”

So here have a random list of anime recommendations!

You all know that I love Free! and Haikyuu!! and Yuri!!! on Ice. But here are some more anime that I love but don’t reblog about very often.

Lovely Complex

Originally posted by revealingwings

Love Com is a romantic comedy about a tall girl and a short boy. I haven’t watched this anime in years, but I remember it cracked me up, it’s hilarious! It’s pretty cute too, the romance made me smile~

Anohana

Originally posted by refresh321

If you like angst and sadness, this anime is for you. It made me cry very hard, so if you easily cry, have tissues with you. It’s about a group of young friends who drift apart after one of them dies in a tragic accident. Years later, the old friends have to come back together to help their friend’s spirit move on.

Hyouka

Originally posted by mobpsycho100

Hyouka is one of my all-time favorite anime. Very underrated, in my opinion. It’s based on a mystery novel. The main character joins his high school’s Classic Literature Club at his older sister’s request, to keep the club from shutting down from lack of members. He and the other club members begin to look into the history of the club and the school. Sounds boring and it is kind of slow moving, but this anime is a little different than others I’ve seen and I really enjoyed it!

Tsuritama

Originally posted by kaorashi

Just watch it. This anime is so colorful and bright, I absolutely adored it. The music is fun and relaxing too. I can’t even begin to explain the plot, it’s wonderfully absurd. Just watch it.

Silver Spoon (Gin no Saji)

Originally posted by ginnosaji

Another one of my favorites! The main character is a city kid who goes to an agricultural high school to get away from his family, and learns that life in the agriculture industry is not easy. Also from the creator of FMA, so if you’re a fan of that writer, you might like this! (Just a warning though that the farming in this is pretty realistic. I happened to watch this anime the same semester I was taking an Animal Science class, and there were points where I learned something new in lecture and I was like “oh they talked about that in an episode of Silver Spoon.” So if you’re a vegetarian or just have a weak stomach when it comes to the idea of eating animals/meat, you may want to skip this.)

Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story!!)

Originally posted by clitoria11

Just about the cutest anime ever, it’s so sweet. The plot is on the tin, it’s a love story of two very adorable characters!

Noragami

Originally posted by kugurii

Great animation and a really interesting premise! The story had me hooked week-after-week. This one’s pretty popular so I don’t need to explain the plot, but I do love it and wanted to include it!

Barakamon

Originally posted by igrokjoker

One of the best anime I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. It’s so cute and funny. It’s just… pure. It is the definition of pure. The main character is a professional calligrapher who is sent to a small village on an island by his father to cool his attitude down a bit and to gain inspiration. There, he meets the local kids and hilarity and cuteness ensue.

Terror in Resonance (Zankyou no Terror)

Originally posted by animegifstrash

Incredibly engaging story and beautiful animation! Another one you will need tissues for though if you’re easy to cry like me. The plot is just… too complex for me to summarize.

Tamako Market

Originally posted by miidoriyas

Cute cute cute! About a girl whose family owns and runs a mochi shop. One day, she finds a talking bird, and it’s just a comedy/slice-of-life about her life living in a market place. If you watch this, be sure to watch the sequel film “Tamako Love Story” as well!

Prince of Stride Alternative

Originally posted by darkgreenmeadow

If I’m honest, this isn’t the most memorable anime ever. But they get creativity points for the fictional sport of Stride. It was fun to watch! Also the ED song is very catchy.

Sweetness & Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma)

Originally posted by tachibana-sylphynford

A very sweet, touching story about a single father who is just trying his best for his young daughter, with the help of one of his students. This anime about cooking, so it may make you hungry for delicious food~

The Counterphobic 6, my take.

I’m not here to say cp6′s get a bad wrap, or that we’re misunderstood. However, i do think there are some nuances that could be clarified. For example, as a counterphobic 6, I would not describe my inner dialogue as *INWARD SCREAMING* or *RRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE* as every tumblr post seems too. Of course these posts are merely being humorous, and there is no harm in that. The real problem is that the enneagram 6 is a complex subject, especially the counterphobic side. Being as it is that most people get their info from the internet, we have to make sure there is ample resource for people to find out about each type. It was too the point that I insisted in my own mind that there was no way I was counterphobic, no way at all. I was a Phobic 6 for months, not relating with or wanting to associate with any description of a counterphobic 6. It wasn’t til I got into a skirmish with my INFJ over something that I realized the root of the problem was i was running AT the anxiety, and that was just a thing I did. (while she runs away) I took me observing the mechanics of the thing to relate with it because the descriptions are just so intensely unrelatable. They all seem to describe an 8-ish ESTP character that I don’t relate with at all. 

At the core of the thing, a counterphobic 6 is simply a 6, that runs at sources of anxiety rather than away. HOW they do it is not set in stone. For me it might look something like this: 

There is an elephant in the room, Stacy and Robert are sitting down talking in the corner. The last time I saw them a few weeks ago, they we’re angry at me. I know them to be reasonable people but I don’t know If they’ve forgiven me since I’ve apologized. A severe anxiety overtakes me. I cannot deal with being in the same room with them and not knowing how they’re thinking of me, what they might be saying about me, and if they’re still hurt. I HAVE to go sit with them an make the first strike. I sit by them and make a lighthearted joke to see if they smile.

Now let’s compare this to what a phobic 6 might do:

There is an elephant in the room, Stacy and Robert are sitting down talking in the corner. The last time I saw them a few weeks ago, they we’re angry at me. I know them to be reasonable people but I don’t know If they’ve forgiven me since I’ve apologized. A severe anxiety overtakes me. What if they still hate me? What if they’re talking about me right now? Maybe if they don’t see me it won’t remind them… What if they walk over here and attack me!? I think I should leave… I should just go outside and avoid this altogether.

Now, I’m not saying the phobic 6 approach is worse, Not at all, its much less annoying and obnoxious. However, I don’t think people understand the distress that cp6′s feel, not just in social situations, but in general. If a cp6 feels a punishment coming they just want to take it as soon as possible to avoid the agonizing wait. The counterphobic 6, above all else, wants to put an end to their anxiety as quickly as possible by whatever means necessary. They don’t want to wait for a situation to resolve, they want to resolve it. They don’t want to wait for trouble to come, they want to go to the trouble. They would rather meet danger with wide eyes and clinched fists than have it creep up on them and stab them while their backs are turned. Idle worrying is the enemy. Fear is the Dragon unslain. They connot stand loose ends or unresolved narratives. Looming trouble is a dark cloud constantly pouring rain and it is unbearable.

I work at a Learning Center as a teachers assistant. I would like to tell you about the curious case of young Stephan. Stephan is a seemingly violent and aggressive child of about 7. I often remark to my INFJ girlfriend who works with me “Stephan is my spirit animal”. He is so aggressive towards teachers, and other children, even me. He says things, angrily like “Hey, who asked you!?” or “whatever, bub!” or “ggrrraaaaah, not (blank) again” and “*incomprehensible angry muttering to self*” He’ll attack me verbally, or threaten to beat me up and I’ll just smile and say “I’m more than twice your size, buddy” softly and nonthreatening. To which he then becomes very passive aggressive and dismissive as if he never said anything to begin with. What Stephan doesn’t want you to know is that he’s actually intensely anxious. You can tell that when he talks aggressively he is doing so feigning confidence he doesn’t have, he may stutter or trail off. There is no forcefulness in his energy, only an harsh defense disguised as an offense. He’s afraid nobody is protecting him. That we’re all here to judge him (it is a school after all) and that at the end of the day there is nothing he can really do to stop it. So he lashes out with anxious energy and feigned confidence. And I’ll tell you, as an adult of 23, of the hundreds of kids I’ve seen, I’ve never found a child I more strongly related to. 

We’re every bit of the nervous wreck of the phobic 6, but its almost as if they can “take it” better. I marvel at the phobic 6s ability to let the nervous energy stew and avoid the problem. Problems that seem a long way off can’t get here quick enough. At the end of the day, it’s not that I’m aggressive, It’s that I’m scared that I can’t know how things will play out (or if they’ll play out) unless I make them play out. I’m not trying to hurt or annoy anyone, I’m simply afraid and can’t stop myself. All I really need is to be reassured. That’s all I’ve ever wanted from anyone. Unless I get that I can’t relax, and all I want to do is relax! 

Unfortunately, most cp6′s aren’t aware they’re counterphobic, or even that they’re ruled by their anxiety. Many cp6s will not suffer the humiliation of admitting they’re anxious or uncertain. Many cp6′s are not even feelers or consciously focusing on how they feel. That’s your 8ish ESTP cp6 archetype. But for those of us who are aware and searching for answers and admitting our flaws… cut us a bit of slack. Not asking for an excuse, just reassurance that we can trust you and are well liked. A swift end to problems and anxieties is all we want and your assistance in the matter would be greatly appreciated!

anonymous asked:

Looking back, I think that Breezie was handled pretty well in the Archie Comics in spite of the redesign.

If you asked me a month ago I would have agreed, but I’ve since boomeranged on Breezie in the Archie book, and I realise why I didn’t really care for her to begin with. Now, this is all my own opinion so take this all with a good grain of salt. In fact, don’t take a grain of salt; this article is salty enough and you’ll need it to reply when you’re done reading.

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I don’t think there’s going to be any point ever where Kumin Tsuyuri is not my spirit animal? I mean look at her

She just naps anywhere, any time?

She forms a club for napping and naps at the member signups?

She holds a napping competition at one point?

Plus she’s totally down with whatever fun chunibyo stuff her friends have planned?

ANd then one time she dressed up as and started acting like their friend in an effort to fill the void left by that friend moving without telling anyone?

Bottom line, Kumin Tsuyuri is amazing and also me and I am a huge fan of her

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Interview With @danaterrace by  Fulle Circle Magazine

Storyboard Artist, Animator and Director Dana Terrace stops by Fülle Circle to discuss the race cars, lasers and aeroplanes that may or not be in her next big project (with Showrunner Matthew Youngberg and Co-Producer/Head Writer Frank Angones), Disney XD’s nostalgic return to Duckburg in a reimagining of the 1987 series, DuckTales. We also discuss Gravity Falls, her childhood obsession with cats, the appeal of Carl Barks, and her advice for aspiring animators.  

Jason Anders: Do you remember the first cartoon you fell in love with as a kid?
Dana Terrace: I had always watched cartoons as a kid, but the first thing I obsessed over was Pokémon. It was 1999, I was eight years old, and I wanted a furry friend with magical powers to beat people up for me. I watched everything else but I never missed a new Pokémon episode. I didn’t know what an animator was, but I knew “I want to do that - whatever it is.”
JA: What first influenced you to start drawing and what were your favorite things to draw?
DT: I don’t know when I started. I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil. What encouraged me to continue was that every time I sat down with a marker and pad of paper the adults would leave me alone. I was an anti-social kid so when I discovered this trick I used it as much as I could.
I was big into cats. Every character was either a cat or a cat-girl in a dress being chased by ghosts and dinosaur ghosts. One of my favorite drawings from 1998 shows a cat-girl swinging by a vine over a pit of lava, and the cat is saying “this SUKS” (suks crossed out twice and rewritten in all caps).

JA: Was DuckTales a show that you were into as a kid?
DT: Nope! I never watched it until I was hired onto the show. I watched a bunch of episodes for study but had a hard time with the relationship between Webby and the triplets. It felt hateful and mean. That’s something I love about the writers on our show, they treat Webby like one of the kids and make her a joy to board! Besides that, I’ve read a lot of Carl Barks/Don Rosa comics. Those are just delightful.

I feel like I should add a caveat: Though I didn’t grow up with the original show, literally everyone else on the crew did - all of the writers, board artists, designers, directors, etc. They are very aware of keeping the “spirit” of the show intact. I just wanted to work on a show with cute animals going on adventures.

JA: Where are you from originally?
DT: I’m from New Haven County in Connecticut. Then I was in NYC for four years to go to college.
JA: Is college a path you’d encourage for those who want to pursue a career in animation?
DT: My time at School of Visual Arts was a mix of experiences. It wasn’t perfect. I made some great friends there and they had the facilities I needed to make my own short films. However, I found the program lacking in actual knowledge of how the industry works. Many of the teachers hadn’t worked in the industry for over twenty years and were very out of the loop with how things worked. Of course there were exceptions; I had some amazing animation/layout teachers and a couple of figure-drawing teachers who completely changed the way I approached drawing. But because we were so far away from LA studios it was hard for us to imagine what an active professional looked like. I learned a lot from my peers, online tutorials, and students from CalArts and Gobelins that I would talk to in forums.

I don’t want to discourage anyone from doing anything just because of my singular experience. It all comes down to the individual. Some people have amazing experiences in school, I didn’t. Art school isn’t for everyone, especially those in financial straights, but there are alternatives! There are a million online classes students can take that offer a solid animation education by current working professionals at a fraction of the cost. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to strike out on your own but it isn’t impossible. I hope students look at both options very carefully to decide what’s best for them!

JA: How did you land a job working on Gravity Falls, and what was your immediate reaction to the offer?
DT: It was strange! I hadn’t watched Gravity Falls before they contacted me and sent a storyboarding test. Someone on the crew found my Tumblr and liked my drawings enough to email me! I did the test and they immediately wanted to bring me on as a revisionist. At the same time I was waiting to hear back from Steven Universe for a position. I was leaning more towards SU, I was a fan of Rebecca Sugar ever since I saw her films at SVA, but they took too long to reply and I needed a job so I half-heartedly accepted Gravity Falls’ offer. I think it turned out alright.
JA: What is your fondest memory of working on Gravity Falls?
DT: There are so many good memories on Gravity Falls - drinking with the crew and playing Smash Bros., drunkenly playing Smash Bros. with the crew, etc.
One memory I go back to is storyboarding on “Dipper and Mabel Vs the Future.” There was a scene where Mabel is sadly looking through her scrapbook while Stan attempts to cheer her up. It was a real “father/daughter” kind of moment and, having lost my own father around Mabel’s age, I poured my heart into it. I don’t know how much of that came out in the finished animation, especially after some things were cut for time, but it was the first time I didn’t get notes from my director. If I went back I’d change a million things, but I remember being very satisfied and proud at that moment. JA: How did the opportunity of working on the new DuckTales present itself?
DT: The Line Producer for DuckTales was also LP for season two of Gravity Falls. When she heard I was looking for work in November 2015 she hit me up! I was originally offered a boarding position, but I had just finished boarding for a few projects that left a bad taste in my mouth. So I took a chance and asked if they had a director’s position open. Fortunately, they did - and even more fortunately, they were desperate enough to try me out!
JA: What do you love most about DuckTales, both the new and original show?
DT: I can’t say much about the original show, but I’m a big fan of the Carl Barks comics. What I love the most is the way he drew Scrooge and Donald. Their closed-eye designs were so cute and their smiles so appealing. Happily, we’ve integrated some of those Barks-isms into our designs.
I feel so biased talking about the show I worked on. Of course I love it! The scripts are funny, the characters have depth, and best of all Webby has an actual goddamn personality besides “girl”. She’s my favorite character to work with. I think people will appreciate what we’ve done with her.

JA: What can we expect from the new series?
DT: Same as the old; really cute animal characters going on adventures, but with a little more personality for the kids and a little more depth for every character all-around. I think people will like it!
JA: What is your all-time favorite piece of animation?
DT: If you’re talking about animation as in “which piece of pure context-less piece of art do I like”, I go back to the scene in Ghost in the Shell when Major Kusanagi’s arms are being ripped apart while trying to defeat a terrorist robot, or the marching parade in Paprika, or just the little looped GIFs made by talented friends like Jeff Liu, Spencer Wan and Toniko Pantoja.
Just for the sake of narrowing it down, my favorite animated movie is Princess Mononoke. It’s stunning, heart-breaking and otherworldly. Without fail I start crying ten minutes into the film every time. I’m awful to watch it with. JA: What inspires you?
DT: The inevitability of death! Before I die I want to make sure I put 120% into my passion.
JA: What advice would you give to artists who are just starting out and trying to get their foot in the door?
DT: I say this all the time: DRAW! Draw every goddamn day. Or write every day, if that’s your thing, and show your work to people, online and offline. Learn how to take critique and never let yourself hide behind “styles”. That’s how amateur artists stay amateurs. If you want to get into animation it will behoove you to be versatile. At the end of the day, the quality of your work is all that matters.
JA: How would you describe yourself in three words?
DT: Very. Tired. UUUGHHH.