ignore the fact

anonymous asked:

"Snow, you know that is /my/ bed you're lying on."

“No, it’s my bed,” Simon protested, trying to shove me away with his flailing, golden, drunk arms. 

I tried to convince him that that was, in fact, my bed, but I had a feeling I’d ingested quite a few pints myself, so I just fell into the sheets beside him and tried to ignore the fact that Simon bloody Snow was pressed up against my side and was warm, warm, warm. 

When I woke up, I felt Simon’s laugh before I heard it, and I asked him what was so funny. 

“We argued over whose bed this was.”

Slowly, I blinked my eyes open, my gaze drifting over to Simon’s grinning face and remembered, oh yeah, we’re married.


Send me the first line of a fic and I’ll write the next five!

sharpington  asked:

when you reblogged that face tutorial you mentioned you rarely see your hairline depicted in art--which hairline is that? I've never thought to pay attention to them before

Hey hey!! I’m so glad you posed this question!!

Hairlines aren’t really extensively talked about in terms of design, and I find that people just tend to use the same old ‘rounded’ or ‘squared-off’ hairlines when designing characters, ignoring the fact that natural hairlines are just as diverse as our other facial features. We lack proper language to describe them, and outside of the black natural hair community, people often don’t give hairlines a thought until they start to go bald. This problem with lack of terminology actually made it hard for me to find good reference for you!!

My hairline actually isn’t that rare in East Asian ethnicities, yet because it’s undesirable and doesn’t conform to beauty standards, no one ever depicts it in art save for a very select few that make it a part of their distinct style. The two artists that immediately come to my mind are illustrators Hayashi Seiichi and He Jiaying. Here is an excerpt from a Hayashi illustration:

And one from He Jiaying:

(He’s illustrations actually helped me come to love my hairline, after years of hiding it and being ashamed of it. Nowdays I don’t stare at my hairline in the mirror, feeling insecure and self-conscious, fervently wishing I could make my baby hairs grow thicker. I now rock a bun nearly daily. Representation matters!!)

My hairline was once described to me as ‘a variation of the classic straight’- though it looks normal when my hair is down, when it’s pulled up, two sharp triangles of baby hair immediately make themselves distinctly visible, too short to get pulled back along with the rest. These two patches right above the temples are thin and fluffy, different in texture to the rest of the scalp.

Here are some examples I yanked from the internet. Pay attention to how the patches of baby hair are visible only when the hair is pulled back:

You can even see it in some of the selfies I’ve posted onto tumblr, lmao!! (#truffs face) My mother, grandmother and both blood related aunts (all entirely Korean) share this hairline with me. It’s entirely genetic, very common and nothing we should be ashamed of.

Now that I’ve embraced my hairline, whenever I draw myself or my characters who share this trait, I tend to deliberately draw in these patches of thinner hair, making sure to pay attention to the directional pull of the strands and visually communicate that it’s less full in these areas. I know my own insecurity made me hyper-aware of hairlines since youth, and normally people don’t pay attention to them at all. But I still objectively feel that they are an important feature of how a head is designed overall, and mine is a distinct physical aspect of myself, and I want people to know that I LOVE my hairline and I know that it’s worth being represented!!

anonymous asked:

Hey, I saw your tags on the ladywongs post, so I just wanted to know your opinion about the latest touka/mutsuki. honestly, I feel it unnecessarily complicated something so simple and it made me feel violated, cause I feel like I loved a character that was not touka. Do you perhaps...have an insight you wanna share?

Well, I was grateful for the shoutout that meta gave me and I’ve been a fan of a lot of metas that writer has produced, but this one in particular I very much disagreed with. I think the claim that Touka loves the idea of Kaneki while not really understanding the person ignores the fact that every time she’s made a serious observation about Kaneki she’s been bang on the money.

If she idolises Kaneki so, why has she made such a damning assessment about him? And it’s not just an assessment of the changed Shironeki that she resents, it extends to the Kuroneki she supposedly idolises as well. And what’s more, she’s completely right. This is even acknowledged by Kaneki himself.

Touka doesn’t idolise an image of Kaneki. Far from it. The chapter on the bridge is titled “Penetration” because Touka sees past the roles Kaneki plays to the scared kid inside. At this point, she probably has the best understanding of Kaneki than anyone in the series - maybe even more than Hide. For further proof, Touka knows at a FREAKING GLANCE just what Kaneki intends to do to himself when they meet up at Cochlea.

If this was just a casual “Seeya”, do you think it would be all Touka would say to him after all this time? She can tell Kaneki has no intention of making it out alive, so the first thing she does is to remind him that his death won’t affect him alone, and it very clearly shakes him up; setting him on the path to choose to live. Just like how their confrontation on the bridge convinced Kaneki to go back to Anteiku, if not quite in time.

Touka’s not being unreasonable because the Kaneki she idolised has changed. She’s mad because Kaneki’s going down a path of self-destruction, and it does destroy him. In the last quarter of the first manga the narrative breaks its back pointing out that Kaneki’s gone too far down the Shironeki path - it’s not just Touka, it’s also Yoshimura, Nishiki, even resident devil on Kaneki’s shoulder Shuu, not to mention events like Kaneki stabbing Banjou, seeing Rize crazed and helpless, and all the foreshadowing packed into ‘The Hanged Man’s McGuffin’. Touka is trying to help Kaneki because she genuinely does know what’s best for him because she genuinely understands him. I don’t think anyone would try to claim that convincing Kaneki to live at Cochlea was a bad thing either.

Now if Touka is ‘obsessed’ with Kaneki, if it can’t possibly be love because they only knew each other for two months, then it would stand to reason that Kaneki would be far, far more important to Touka than she would be for him.

Then why is it that in Kaneki’s mind, after only knowing Touka for two months and Hide for all his life, Touka is on equal footing with Hide? He includes the whole of Anteiku in the above panel, but Touka gets special mention with Hide in the next. 

And here, in his dying moments, Touka gets the biggest panel, placed on the next page for the biggest effect. Touka is just as important to Kaneki as vice-versa. 

But neither is ‘obsessed’ with the other.

Touka broke into Cochlea to save Hinami, not Kaneki. She didn’t even know he was there. She most definitely has a life outside Kaneki and her love for him is far from all-consuming. While he had lost his memories, she was fully willing to accept the possibility she might never talk to him again. She might love him, but if she was obsessed and didn’t have a life outside of him, there’s no way she could make a sacrifice like that even if her aim was selflessness. Yoshimura loved his daughter, and set up Anteiku anticipating her return, but he had a life outside of her too. It’s the same with Touka.

The original post tries to dismiss Touka’s feelings being a healthy form of love by comparing it to spending three years dedicating yourself to a co-worker who you knew for two months, but dumbing it down to their official relationship and a span of time removes an enormous amount of context to explain why she feels this way. In real life, you wouldn’t have fought side-by-side with your co-worker in life-threatening situations time and time again. These kind of high-pressure environments cause bonds and trust to become much much thicker much more quickly. “Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever”.

Sure Touka sees Arata in Kaneki. That’s not a bad thing at all. Arata was a great dude. Having an Arata in your life is a real positive thing, and there’s absolutely no reason why Touka shouldn’t chase it. People are hardwired to get with people who remind them of their parents - it’s in our genetic programming, it doesn’t diminish the love they feel for that person or make them love them less for who they are in the slightest. Trying to heal the wounds of old losses by emotionally investing yourself in new people is totally healthy - the unhealthy thing would be to shut yourself off from the world, just like Touka was doing at the start of the manga - a rut Kaneki helped her out of. It would be bad if she were just pretending that Kaneki was Arata, but she isn’t - she behaves totally differently around him and she has demonstrated many times an understanding of those personality traits Kaneki possesses that are completely different from Arata’s. It would be problematic if Kaneki got with someone who reminded him of his mother (read: Rize) because his mother was a horrible person; but Touka, even if she occasionally throws a hit at him (a product of her upbringing which is very rare nowadays - also Kaneki is nowhere near as vulnerable in this situation as he was a child, he’s the OEK for crying out loud), constantly gives Kaneki both the emotional attention and the hard truths that he needs.

This panel:

Is unambiguously a good thing. Touka’s development was never about growing into herself without the need for others, because she was already like that at the start of the manga. Touka’s development was about rediscovering the humanity she cast aside to protect herself from pain, and then balancing that with the strength she found with being a Ghoul. The first stage was greatly aided by Kaneki - whom she indeed admired, but never idolised - and the second stage she completed herself. 

Mutsuki’s love is a different beast entirely than Touka’s love. Mutsuki’s focus on Touka was precisely to emphasise Mutsuki’s jealousy, because Mutsuki recognises the bond Kaneki and Touka share. Mutsuki’s feelings are not meant to parallel Touka’s, but tie in with the other complicated entanglements of this arc, showcasing different kinds of love. I do strongly believe we’ll get both Touken and Akiramon resolutions soon, and positive ones too; the negativity around love this arc has displayed to us so far is set up to make those two relationships shine brighter.

So don’t worry anon, just because a meta says Touka is different from how you think about her doesn’t mean it’s right - it’s all a matter of interpretation. No one person’s opinion is automatically more important than another (except in this case maybe Sui Ishida - and maybe not even then, if you adhere to Death Of The Author literary theory), your analysis is just as valid as anyone else’s if you can argue it with evidence.

But even so, I am very much of the opinion in this fandom that if you see any meta that tries to claim that none of the main characters have developed at all since the start of the manga, take it with approximately this much salt:

heres some of the amazing cultural differences my girlfriend and i have discussed (often in mutual confusion) between american (southwestern) and english (southeast london) culture:

- daylight savings time (i live in arizona. we dont do that shit here. its bad.)

- is guy fieri a member of ICP (they insisted he is. research had to be conducted to prove my point. no conclusive word on if guy fieri is /a/ juggalo, however.)

- does the Fanta jingle exist (including: how to pronounce fanta, as in, ‘don’tcha want a’.  they remain ignorant)

- summer camps DO in fact exist in america. they are real. they are very similar to how they are depicted in media.

- british slang. all of it. (cockney even, save my god damn soul) every single time i am certain they are yanking my chain and have to just blindly accept what they say is true. this is a relationship founded on deep trust.

- most of those words dont even sound real when they reach my ears and i swear its not just the accent

- there are varying degrees of humidity and different types of rain and people just EXPECT it to rain and it DOES (this is a southwestern-er culture problem)

- other side of the coin: they asked me of 0% chance of rain actually exists. i told them it does. for months.

- pronunciation of french words, such as filet (fill-it, apparently). the good bit being they actually know french and i do not.

- crisp vs chip was resolved early in the relationship

- similarly, biscuit vs cookie is not actually as big of a problem as i might have anticipated

- they put sweet corn on everything in that country????? pizza???????

- i have attempted to simply abandon the word “quite”

- drive-thrus. 24-hour drive-thrus. i sent a snap of some dogs in a car at a drive thru bc thats great right and they were like HOLY SHIT A DRIVE THRU. buddy i can get ice cream and donuts from a drive thru any time i want it is right there

- american health care. i dont get it either, buddy.

- brick vs stucco. they hate all of the buildings here. i find red brick extremely novel and exciting.

- trees?????????????????? birds????????????????????????

- i sent them a picture of a ton of saguaro and they responded with fear. thats what passes for a forest here buddy i dont make the rules

- the infinite struggle to convert fahrenheit to celsius (esp when it regularly gets up to 40C here in the summer)

and now we are talking about how we keep accidentally saying things that the other says and how ppl around us keep callin us out for being gay lmaooo

HTTYD FanFiction: Haddock’s and bed rest don’t mix

Haddock’s and bed rest don’t mix part ½ and 2/2

Warning: LOTS OF HICCSTRID FLUFF! XD All rated K. 

               Title: Haddock’s and bedrest don’t mix 

               Requested by: Gummybear1178

               Summary: Hiccup and Toothless crash land while out on a flight, and Hiccup’s spine is slightly damaged. So nothing permanent happens to his spine, Hiccup is put on bedrest for a week or two, and let’s just say that Hiccup and Astrid are battling each other: Hiccup to get out of bed and Astrid to keep him off his feet.

               Genre: Friendship, Humor

               Rating: K

               Time-line: After Race to the Edge Season 4… if we ignore the fact about the volcano erupting    

               Hiccup and Toothless flew high above the forest of Dragon’s Edge, and Hiccup was beyond bored. He almost missed Viggo, just so they’d get a bit of excitement. There had been almost nothing to do the last couple of days- well, besides repairs on the Edge and pick up. But they’d finished that days ago, and now they all had a lot of free time on their hands.

               Toothless was quite relaxed, his eyes only half open and his breathing calm. It was almost like he was sleep flying, but Hiccup knew how restless both of them were. Toothless was zoned out, merely because he had nothing to do.

               Hiccup finally shook himself and smiled, an idea forming in his mind. “Wanna try something new bud?” he asked Toothless. The dragon gave a little jolt as he too came out of his daze, then he turned his head and cooed at Hiccup.

               Hiccup grinned then unclipped his feet from the pedals. Toothless growled warningly, but Hiccup just pat the dragons neck comfortingly.

               “It’ll be fine, Toothless. Now, I’m gonna jump, use the Dragon Fly to glide over the forest, and you’re going to dive down and catch me, okay?”

               Toothless shook his head and growled again, not at all a fan of this plan. Hiccup just smiled and pat him again.

               “Come on, bud, it’ll be fine!”

               Toothless looked straight ahead, not amused.

               Hiccup wrapped his hands into the straps of his flight suit, and then he sat up straight. “Ready-“

               “Hey, Hiccup!” Astrid’s voice shouted from behind. But Hiccup had already slipped so he couldn’t hear the rest of what she’d wanted to say, for he was careening towards the earth below. He distantly heard her let out a shriek, and he hurried to pull the straps of his flight suit. The wings unfolded and he was gliding above the trees.

               “Yahoo!” Hiccup shouted as the wind whipped through his hair and made it hard to keep his eyes open. He craned his neck and saw Astrid and Stormfly, along with Toothless, diving towards him. He rolled his eyes before loosening his arms, letting himself slow down…. And lower. He realized all too late that there was a cliff in his way…

               “Uh, Toothless!” Hiccup shouted, the boulder growing closer. Behind him Astrid and Stormfly were hurrying forward as fast as possible, while Toothless was struggling to stay in the air at all. The dragon couldn’t dive anymore, so now he was faltering and struggling to stay above the trees.

               Hiccup tried to angle himself but it was impossible, and the cliff was coming closer…

               He decided that falling would be better than smashing into a huge cliff, so he dropped his arms and let himself fall quick and fast. The trees met him before he was ready and he let out a little cry as he crashed through them, landing in a large bush.

               Astrid and Stormfly dashed through the trees, and Astrid barely missed having her face sliced in two by a branch. Stormfly dropped down, and Astrid jumped off, hurrying over towards the area she’d seen Hiccup fall.

               “HICCUP!” she shouted, twirling around in search of the fallen rider. “Hiccup!?”

               “Astrid?” Hiccup’s muffled voice called from a large bush. She ran to it, dashing around in search of Hiccup. She couldn’t find him, so she figured he must’ve fallen inside it, so pushed her way through the soft leaves and branches till she found him.

               He was on his hands and knees, but he wasn’t moving. It was like he was frozen in that spot. His head was ducked and she could faintly see his chest moving as he breathed.

               She knelt down beside him, placing her hand on his back. He flinched visibly, so she withdrew it quickly.

               “Hiccup, is something wrong?”

               Hiccup grunted and shook his head, but she could tell something wasn’t right.

               She took a deep breath before wrapping her arm around his back, her other going to wrap around his chest. She began to pull him into a sitting position- so she could see his face- but at the least little movement Hiccup cried out, causing her to let go and back up a pace.

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Not a Feel

- Is it an autistic thing to be like 100% incapable of hiding your emotions no matter how hard you try?

It can be, though it’s by no means exclusive to autism

- hey not a feel but I’m curious, what replaces the use of ‘high functioning’ and 'low functioning’ labels?

Nothing. The concept behind them is inherently ableist (this person works better a person), and ignores the fact that autistic people often have a mixture of “high” and “low” functioning traits. Example: I am hyperlexic, have an IQ of 141 (not that IQ isn’t also a terrible concept), and remember information well, but also sometimes can’t tell when I’m hungry/need the loo and can’t handle meeting new people, large groups of people or loud noises, and find bathing difficult due to sensory issues.

- iiaat to be super prone to picking up the mannerisms of others? like, i met a girl who does this certain hand gesture when she’s talking and after a couple conversations with her i suddenly started doing it all the time, not just with her but with others. i’ll hear someone use one phrase once and then it’ll become permanently part of my speech pattern. it’s not deliberate; some of the mannerisms i’ve picked up i don’t even like, but it seems to happen way more often to me than to others.

Autistics are more likely than allistics to do this, yes

- how does one separate the symptoms of giftedness and autism? i’ve done my research and really see a lot of signs of autism in myself, but i’ve always been told that those things were just because i’m smart and mature. and i can see how social issues and possibly unusual fixations could be a sign of giftedness, but where does one draw the line? how can i tell if i’m both?

Autistic traits do not come from just being smart or good at things. If you have autistic behaviours it’s not because you’re “gifted”

- when i have meltdowns i tend to repeat words. Like i thought my roommate was mad at me and it triggered me (due childhood abuse) into a meltdown and i just kept repeating “im sorry” and couldn’t stop. Thats echolalia right?

Potentially, but it also sounds like a potential PTSD thing. When my PTSD’s triggered I tend to repeat “I can’t do it”

- is it possible for me to have fewer meltdowns as i grew up? they still definitely happen just not as much as when i was a kid

It’s very common, as often people can cope with things better as they get older, or shut down instead.

It’s crazy that white male libfems use the term “intersectionality” to talk about how being Femme (wearing nail polish) makes them an authority on. Anything at all. While completely ignoring the fact that Crenshaw is a black radical feminist who coined the term to talk about the specific experience that comes from the lived reality of black women, and the racialized misogyny/ sexualized racism they experience….They take every fucking thing they can get their grubby male hands on and appropriate it and use it to shut women up and we just accept it.

anonymous asked:

Most Altean Lance art is for Pining!Galran Keith so at least we know who wants to eraser Lance's heritage 👀👀👀👀👀👀👀

amazingly the white washing klance part of the fandom can rest assured knowing that pining!galra keith is canon without ignoring the fact that lance is canon cuban 

👀 👀 👀 👀 white washing kalnce fandom 👀 👀 👀 👀

Outsiders S2E9

Haven’t done one of these in a couple of episodes, but I had lots of thoughts after last night! So jumping right in…

G’Win

Well. I’d been wondering if we were supposed to ignore the fact that Gillian was obviously pregnant. Guess not! My first feeling about this was nervousness, tbh. I felt nervous because I couldn’t imagine two babies on the show at the same time and I immediately got it in my head that one of their babies wouldn’t make it. Then I remembered that G’Win had already lost a baby once and I found myself getting all worked up and looking way too deep into things.  I’d just rather not think about all that right now. Anyway, I loved when Emelye asked G’Win if she knew whose the baby was and she said “Mine.”  👏🏾 Now, if she is as pregnant as she appears to be, I feel like Lil Foster HAS to be the father. If it were Big or Asa, she’d be closer to where Sally Ann is in her pregnancy… Unless of course she was messing around with someone else we didn’t know about I mean…

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

Lil Foster

Go him. He gets to show out for at least two episodes after his ordeal.

Wade

Every scene with Wade is pure entertainment to me lately. The guy cracks me up. Everything at the church. Yes. Thomas Wright is really good with the emotional/serious scenes too. I’m really happy that he went on a date! Dana (?) seems sweet. She is the first new character in a while that hasn’t made me suspicious.

Ledda

I’m glad she is well, but the mystical healing thing is kind of weird for me. I hope there is something big in store for her character that makes that scene… and everything she and her family went through regarding her fatal diagnosis… critical to the story. I just found myself wondering why Elon didn’t hug that poor little boy who died on the mountain. I’m sure more will be revealed about why exactly he went to Ledda though. Wade’s family is obviously connected to the mountain… maybe Big Foster and his very close kin, like Elon, are the link.

Sasil (and Big Foster since he spent some time with them)

Happy Birthday Sally Ann! That was a sweet little surprise. I loved that her favorite restaurant was that quaint little place and I love that Hasil knows when to splurge a little… learning about money under the stress he has been learning about it could have bred an extreme penny pincher. It was sad to see the mood of their date get messed up so quickly, but probably best they addressed the things they did then rather than later. Sally Ann is not afraid to call Hasil on his shit and I love it! She was not about to let him lie to her face. We don’t usually see him do that. He leaves out details… lies by omission, so I had to give him a little tsk when he pulled that, “I don’t know what you’re talkin’ ‘bout.”

Originally posted by suitelikechocolate

Sally Ann said, “Don’t do that,” and he fessed up real quick. Good boy. He isn’t a push over either though. She got all worked up and ready to leave but he was like “Sit down.” I love it. I guess they were able to have their meal because the next time we saw them, Hasil was buying her flowers.

Originally posted by gifssake

 *side note, paying for flowers has to feel pretty 🤔 to him… but again, #reasonstosplurge

Sally Ann continued to show her spunk the moment she recognized Big Foster. I would have liked to hear whatever he was going to say though. He opened with “Miss…” trying to be all polite with his pulled back ponytail and sweat jacket haha. He got on my nerves back at Casa Sasil. Got on Sally Ann’s too lol, she made that very clear. I love, love, love that she isn’t afraid to speak her mind. I wish I could have jumped into the screen and escorted his ass out of the house myself. Especially when he interrupted their “feeling” talk. Like, Foster, you don’t even know the trouble they’ve had communicating lately. Let them get it out! Please! They are doing better though. Two weeks in a row Hasil has called her family. Honestly, that whole scene in the kitchen had some sexy tension to it. Another good reason for Big Foster to disappear. I’m here for steamy kitchen bickering if it ends nicely. The way Hasil touched her face/neck/chest before he left?

And I love it more because that’s what he always does.

Anyway, so Hasil decided go along with this insane kidnapping idea (I hope Sally Ann hung out with Frida or something for the rest of her birthday!). The ONLY way I see him not ending up in prison for this is either A) Haylie dies and is never seen or heard from again and the car they put her in is somehow incinerated or B) The clan does a NUMBER on her up there and gets her to see the light… she is so profoundly moved that she is 100% on the clan’s side and does not press any charges… in fact, she does all she can to help save the clan. B is more likely, but it’s still out there. I just cannot fathom a situation where she escapes or is freed or whatever and Hasil doesn’t get in major trouble. Things are getting pretty rough! Hasil is constantly doing illegal things… fight club… jail breaks…kidnapping. This makes it harder and harder for them to safely stay in town. Especially since his disguises are shit at disguising. Now the mountain is poisoned… of course, just as there is some glimmer of hope that maybe Big Foster could make it so they could go up. I don’t need Sally Ann and her baby up there right now. I’m worried. Not sure what the best thing for them to do is.

At least Sasil ended on a sweet note. Reading to the baby and teaching Hasil? Can’t get more precious than that.

🐢🐢🐢

Another side note… I read an interview with the executive producer this week and he said that season two pretty much takes place over the span of one month. So I guess at the end of the season, Sally Ann would be at most 3 months pregnant. The same interview said that time would likely be built into season three (if there is a season three 😳). I’m guessing that’d mean a little time jump, which would probably mean G’Win would have already had her baby at the start of next season and Sally Ann would be very pregnant. I’d be cool with that. I’m getting way ahead of things though. Way ahead haha.  Oh and where is James? Like I guess he really meant what he said when Sally Ann drove off because he doesn’t even seem to be looking for her or anything?? Whatever I guess. 💁🏾 That’d just be more trouble for Sasil and they sure don’t need any of that.

anonymous asked:

I saw a larrie once say that we're misogynistic for liking the women in louis' life and I'm still trying to figure that out

It’s like when they say we’re homophobic because we don’t believe that Louis and Harry are secretly gay, ignoring the fact that a lot of people who don’t agree with them are gay/bi themselves and all they’re really doing is fetishizing a gay ship and using it to harass other people which is pretty homophobic itself.

i wish tumblr was more accepting and encouraging of problematic people unlearning their shitty behaviour and educating themselves and growing as people. im tired of labelling everyone as a demon because they made mistakes out of lack of education