in which i fail at graphics

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Damn, I’ve met unexpectedly a translation issue in the dialogue. I couldn’t imagine that Lucy’s swearing was actually “Jolly good!” in the original version. Which was rather like a “Good god” or “Goodness!” in french (Bon sang !)

Anyway, I attempted to make a graphic novel adaptation of Lockwood and co : the screaming staircase. As the project just failed, I thought it could be nice to share with you the few pages I’ve made. For those who’ve read the book, may noticed my free interpretation of the scene. As it was recommended to show not more than 5 pages to convince the publishers, I choose to make it entertaining and dynamic in a short lapse of time. So I put forward the gloomy atmosphere, the scary ghost and Lockwood’s fencing skill :’D.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it! 

anonymous asked:

Lelu! 10 best fics of all time?

i’m so sorry for answering this 84 years later rip! keep in mind that the word best when you’re talking about art is very subjective. i can’t tell you which are the best fics of all time but i can give you a list of my favorite fics of all time. i’ve read each one of these at least three times, and they’re my to-go place when everything else fails to distract me. ALSO! i put two fics from the same author? i don’t know if that counts? sorry lol

10) escapade (buy the book there!) / relief next to me by dolce_piccante (tumblr: @haydolce)

rntm summary: AU. What happens when a baker and a graphic designer meet via a very specific Craigslist post? Fate, friendship, food, and maybe more. 

9) here in the afterglow by fondleeds (tumblr: @fondleeds)

“If you hadn’t noticed, I don’t have many friends,” Louis whispers, the blossom of insecurity in his stomach unfurling and clawing its way into his throat.

Harry is silent for a long time, and then he speaks; a soft, slow uncurl that makes Louis’ stomach shake. “I’ll be your friend.”

1970’s AU. In a tiny town in Idaho, Louis’ life is changed forever by the arrival of a curious stranger.

8) never let me go by loveisalaserquest17 (tumblr: @loveisalaserquest17)

“Harry! I’ll tell you what,” Louis exclaims, clapping his hands together. There’s a big grin on his face. “If both of us are still single by your thirtieth birthday, we’ll marry each other.”
Harry’s head snaps up, eyes widening. “What?” 

Harry and Louis have been friends forever, but they couldn’t be more different. One night, with a little too much alcohol, they make a pact to marry in ten years if they’re both still single.
Now, one month before the deadline, Louis is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid ending up with his best friend. But is he, really? | Loosely inspired by The 10 Year Plan

7) wild and unruly / love is a rebellious bird by gloria_andrews & 100percentsassy (tumblr: @gloriaandrews@100percentsassy)

wau summary: Harry is a cowboy sitting on the biggest oil reservoir in Wyoming, and Louis is the paralegal assigned to pressure him into selling his land. 

liarb summary: AU in which the boys still make music. Louis is the concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra, Harry is the New! and Exciting! interim conductor/ex-cello prodigy who “has made Mozart cool again” according to Esquire Magazine (Louis hates him immediately, which is definitely why he internet stalked him in his dark bedroom late at night that one time), and Niall is the best. Zayn and Liam are around too.Don’t hum Bolero.

6) paint me in a million dreams by green_feelings (tumblr: @greenfeelings)

Harry’s one of Hollywood’s biggest actors, has made a name for himself in prestigious films and lives the life of a superstar. There’s just one thing missing to make it picture-perfect, but the one Harry’s in love with is completely out of reach for him. Enter Louis, one of Hollywood’s biggest actors himself, who just came out of the closet and taps new genres in the industry. When Louis sacks the role Harry auditioned for in Scorsese’s next big film, their irrational feud starts. Who could have guessed it would get even worse when for promo season, their teams decide to present them as a couple for publicity?

In short, Harry’s in love with someone and doesn’t care about dating anyone else, Louis never felt home in L.A., Liam writes love songs for someone he shouldn’t write love songs to, and Niall makes everything better with good food.

5) swim in the smoke by whoknows (tumblr: @crazyupsetter)

“What about this, Captain?” Liam asks, nudging the boy kneeling between their feet with the toe of his boot. The boy hisses and swipes at him, slurring out something unintelligible around the makeshift gag Niall had to stuff in his mouth. He misses by a mile and tries again, just as ineffectively.

Harry looks down at him, at the way the sun streams over his face and shoulders, at the way the gag stretches his mouth, lips pink and chapped. He’s lithe and pretty, smudged all over with dirt. They had found him tied up below deck, mostly unconscious, next to a barrel full of gold. He’s clearly a prisoner, but there’s something familiar about him, something that niggles at Harry’s brain. Something he can’t quite put his finger on.

“Put him in my cabin,” Harry decides, turning back to deal with the rest of the loot. The boys screams out jumbled curse words at Harry’s back, muffled by the gag, and Harry can’t understand any of it.

4) in vogue by otpwhatever (tumblr: @otpwhatever)

‘Is that why David Beckham has been featured multiple times on the pages of your life’s work? Does your criteria seriously consist of one thing – a man’s ass?’
‘Well the ass is a man’s best asset,’ Harry smirks, holding the Martini glass high up his face. 'And don’t call the magazine my life’s work. There are far more important things in life, Louis Tomlinson, than what’s printed on the pages of a magazine.’

Fashion AU. Louis is the editor in chief of Vogue magazine, and Harry’s running British GQ. Featuring Zayn as the crazy creative director and Louis’ confidant, Liam as the sports writer that gets to sit front row at fashion week and DJ Neil as the only sane person in the whole story. (There are no skinny jeans in this fic)

3) the wonderlands by stylinsoncity (tumblr: @alienproof) - AND its companion fic!

“Somewhere between chaos and control — these are the wonderlands.”

Harry’s daughter, Andy, is signed to Louis’ girl band. Her path to success is marked by competition, chaos, and for Harry, a love affair.

2) say hallelujah say goodnight by alivingfire (tumblr: @alivingfire)

Louis is an angel who is just a little too bad to be good, Harry is a demon who is just a little too good to be bad, and they’re both a little too in love to be impartial when angels and demons go to war.

Louis has been alive since life was a mere concept; he watched the summoning of Man into existence, he was there when Eve took the apple. He’s seen seas break the world into separate pieces, he’s watched empires crumble into dust. He’s seen wildfire consume cities, he’s seen the world painted white with snow. He has known the most beautiful humans to walk the planet, he has watched the most powerful mortals gather their riches and influence around them and then die just like the poorest, weakest humans do. He’s met humans whose motives defy explanation, people who use their lives as battering rams, as tools, as weapons, as chess pieces.

None of that stopped Louis in his tracks.

But Harry did.

1) young & beautiful by velvetoscar (tumblr: @mizzwilde)

Louis, to his horror, attends an elitist university in which the name Zayn Malik means something, Niall Horan doesn’t stop talking, there are pianos everywhere, and Harry Styles, only son of a drug-addled, clinically insane ex-rocker, has a perfect smile and empty eyes. 

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GENESIS — Spencer Reid Imagine

A.N; hi! i love angst, spencer, and the song genesis by dua lipa (which this imagine is based off of) so i just had to write this. enjoy!

WORDCOUNT; 3,328

WARNINGS; slight mentions of unsub/killing. nothing super graphic or vivid.

     In the beginning god created Heaven and Earth. For what it’s worth, I think he might’ve created you first.

    TRUE LOVE is something humans do, not a feeling we get. However, too often are people blinded by a false sense of love — lust, and are tricked into thinking they love a person when they merely love the idea of them.

    Love was a tricky thing in the BAU and many failed at it countless times, but when people like Derek and Savannah succeeded, it was a blessing. Everyone wanted to experience the feeling of love, and everyone wanted a companion they could come home to after seeing the worst of evil in the world. A small fraction of people were like Alvez, and were simply fine with having a cute dog to greet them when they walked through the front door.

    At first you completely cut the idea of having a relationship from your mind. Combined with your busy work schedule and your inability to let your walls down for the people who cared most about you, a relationship just wouldn’t work. Being in the BAU required the ability to not allow yourself to be vulnerable on the field. You constantly had to keep an invisible shield up in your mind to block out the evil things thrown your way. If this shield would to be broken, you would be just as weak as the unsub you were going after.

    You and Spencer had a strange relationship as many would tell you. When you first joined the team, you were reserved and over-compensated to help yourself feel like you fit in. Strangely, after a few months of being apart of Prentis’s team, you had Spencer had hit it off. Initially there was no sexual desires that played part in your relationship, it was just you and Spencer and your ever-growing friendship that some felt envious of. You made great relationships with the other members, but there was something different you and Spencer had with each other.

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my role is to strictly connect everyone. i can’t fight in the sky- that’s the spikers domain. but i will, without fail, get the ball to them at the highest point possible. no matter how many times it bounces back off a wall, if i can just get to it, then our ace will definitely score. the ball which has rebounded off the wall… just you watch!
        HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY, @yuus

In the Futurama episode “Spanish Fry” the Planet Express Crew go out camping and, while there, Fry is abducted by aliens in the dead of night and returned without his nose.

It’s found out that the Alien Black Market is stealing male human noses and calling them “human horns” and selling them as an “aphrodisiac,” and Lrrr, ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8, is in possession of Fry’s.

They confront him and it’s returned without a hitch, but just as they’re about to leave Bender pipes up and asks,

To which Lrrr replies,

Bender responds, oblivious to Fry’s growing ire,

Lrrr immediately demands that Fry’s “lower horn” is removed, prepared for consumption, and placed in his and his wife, Ndnd’s, bedroom. (The use of an aphrodisiac is all in the attempt to save his failing, and passion-less, marriage.)

Fry is quickly accosted, and, from there, Bender spends the rest of the episode making jokes about Fry’s “wing-dang doodle” and the lack of action it seemingly gets, at least, by anyone which isn’t Fry himself.

Here are those jokes:

Joke #1.)

Joke #2.)

Joke #3.)

Joke #4.)

Joke #5.)

And finally, Joke #6.)

And this is why I believe you should watch Futurama.

anonymous asked:

im sorry , this is the first time ive heard of this ( which is why I'm asking) but why is autism speaks gross? are they a bad organization??

Sit back and let me, an autistic person, explain this shit to you.

I actually ask you to please reblog this, there’s still so much uninformed people supporting them.

They’re known to be quite ableist towards autistic people and tend to want to find a “cure” for autism. Yet there’s equal amounts of evidence to suggest that autism is caused by both genetic and environmental factors (the classic nature vs nurture study). Not only that, but they only actually use 3% of their donations towards research (this might have changed due to public outlash but I don’t expect it to change by much) so pretty much they’re scamming donators.

But this 3% used doesn’t even really go towards research alone as it goes to many other things, including ABA “therapy” (which has been opposed by the autism community for ages now). It’s pretty much conversion therapy for autistic people to get them to unlearn more “annoying” behaviors (such as stimming). The “therapy” includes anything from negative reinforcement to physically restraining an autistic person when they stim.

They’re also known to create commercials and videos on how much of a burden autistic people are to society to try to “help find a cure faster”. You can find this on any youtube commercial they’ve put out.

FUN FACT: Autism Speaks has their own ableism clearly defined in their old “official mission statement”:

“At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. We strive to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society: and we work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.”

That they changed due to public backlash into this:

“Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.”

To explain about why their first “mission statement” was horrible to hear: when you say that autism is a “urgent global health crisis”, it means they see autism as a disease and autistic people as sick and ill when… no… we’re just autistic. That’s it. We have a spectral developmental disorder, that’s it. There’s no “disease”. We’re not disease ridden.

GETS WORSE BUDDY GETS WORSE!!!!!!

“Autism Speaks is responsible for the atrocity known as “I am Autism”, a short film produced by the same person who directed the 3rd Harry Potter movie (yes, really) and features an ominous voice saying things like “I am autism…I know where you live…I work faster than pediatric AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined…I will make sure your marriage fails.””

AGAIN this shows that Autism Speaks only views autistic people as DISEASE RIDDEN which we are not!!

HOO BOY BUDDY GETS FUCKING W O R S E

Autism speaks supported an “Autism rehab centre” that actually used electro-shock on their “autistic patients”. Here are some links you should check out: X X and if you don’t believe me on what happened, here’s a video (ITS VERY GRAPHIC BE WARNED!!!) X

TL;DR Autism Speaks is a shit organization that is so fucking ableist, they supported the ELECTRO SHOCKING TORTURE of disabled people.

anonymous asked:

Could some one do an analysis on Sora's character on 0.2? Like do you think he was just pushing his feelings away when Yensid was blaming him and Sora's like "whatever!" when earlier he was clearly upset.

Basically. Like, suffice to say, this…

…is not an “everything’s okay” face.

(Side note: I really forgot how creepy the graphics in this game look.)

He clearly doesn’t like the idea that he’s not good enough.

He was fine when he failed the exam because, hey, Riku passed, and that’s what matters. Sora was never really invested in the exam, anyway.

But to think that he’s less powerful than he should be – less able to help than he should be – that’s what gets him.

But immediately after this shot, he puts on a happy face and goes, “Whatever! Happens all the time!” Which is factually true. Sora’s powers do get reset a lot. But he’s clearly just acting. It’s a very “Sora” move.

He’s very “fake it till you make it.”

It’s pretty directly comparable to the famous moment from Kingdom Hearts 1, with the big, obviously, deliberately fake smile. He’s not happy. But he’ll pretend. He’ll pretend until he makes it true. It’s his way of coping.

You get the feeling that Sora’s not very good at coping with hard feelings. But he also knows that. He knows that if he slows down or stops and lets himself start feeling bad, he’s not going to know how to pull himself out of it.

So, instead, he keeps moving. Keeps smiling. Keeps doing everything he’s supposed to be doing, as if everything’s alright, and that’s how he gives himself the strength to eventually make everything alright. He keeps his chin up. Not because he isn’t sad, but just because it’s all he knows how to do.

But that’s not to say he’s acting throughout the entire scene. When Yen Sid suggests that he go see Hercules for help, his mood changes completely.

He has a path, now. He has a plan. He has a way to get better, and it just so happens to involve hanging out with one of his best friends. He’s good with that. That, he can do.

- Mod A.

Basic information

  • name: Nastya // Anastasia
  • MBTI: ESTJ
  • age: 19 y.o. (11/18/1997)
  • sign: Scorpio
  • location: Russia, Moscow
  • university: HSE
  • major: Oriental studies // Korean studies
  • minor: Psychology
  • grade: junior
  • hobby: psychology, languages (English, русский, 한국어), photography, graphic design

I’ve been trying to become a member of the studyblr community for about 2-3 years, but failed because mixing up different fandoms and studyblr wasn’t a good idea. However, a few days ago I created a side blog which is fully dedicated to studies. It might sound stupid, but it was an important step for me because I separated my personal interests and studying at university in the real life too. My main blog is @pureheartemotion and side blog - @orchidsstudies. My original posts you can see here.

Classes for the 1st semester

  • Logic
  • English Language
  • Korean Language
  • Economic Psychology
  • Economic Theory

Interests

  • Shameless, esp. Gallavich
  • Sherlock, esp. Johnlock
  • Lee Min Ho
  • South Korea // Korean language
  • LGBT dedicated films like “Blue is the Warmest Color”, “Carol” etc.
  • medicine
  • detective stories

Blog inspirations: @potterstudy, @studyingmeow, @equaticns, @warmhealer, @studyplants, @phctcsynthesis, @emmastudies, @stillstudies, @gloomstudy, @hwangmyeons, @focusign, @cielstudies, @biochemis-tree, @studyrose, @soymilkstudies, @lycheestudy, @studypunked, @tbhstudying, @athenus, @shellstudies, @eintsein, @bookmrk, @norastudys, @freakygeekclique, @studylustre, @sushi-studies, @studydiaryofamedstudent

Love Never Fails - Emmerdale Big Bang Fic

Chapter One // Chapter Two // Chapter Three // Epilogue

@xlozx has produced some amazing graphics for this fic, which bring it to life, which you can find here, so go over and send her all the love for them, they’re wonderful :)

It’s been so much fun working on this (as well as a nightmare at times) and it’s my first attempt at writing to a deadline for fun! I just want to say thanks to everyone who’s encouraged me when I’ve wanted to delete, especially @xlozx and @littlelooneyluna.

If anyone has any questions about the tags or the story, or just anything feel free to ask me :)


Teaser Scene

“Morning sleepyhead.” He teased, Aaron scowling. Robert just chuckled, he knew the only way he was getting through the next few hours was by keeping as cheerful as possible. “Want some breakfast? As you distracted me last night.”

“Not sure I was the one doing all the distracting.” Aaron pulled himself upright against the headboard, “In a bit. I want to talk to you first.”

“Don’t make me start saying goodbye yet,” Robert pleaded. He let Aaron tug him closer, wrapping his arms around him, not letting him go.

“I just want to say thank you. For sorting out Liv, making sure she’ll be ok if anything happens.”

“Nothing’s going to happen.” If he said it enough then surely it would be true.

“It might,” he shrugged, “but at least I know everything is settled for her. Makes things easier for me.”

“Promise me you’ll be careful,” Robert pleaded, sitting up slightly, facing Aaron. “Please don’t do anything stupid.”

“I won’t…just let me say this…then I’ll shut up. Victoria will write to you, if anything…” Robert put a hand to Aaron’s lips, couldn’t bear to hear him say the words.

“I’m going to make breakfast.” He had to get up or he was going to break down and he’d promised himself he wouldn’t do that in front of Aaron, no matter how much his heart was breaking. “I’ll bring it in, don’t move.”

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So I may get conflicted views for this, but sometimes I wish that white girls (white people in general) wouldn’t make their blogs or themselves platforms to discuss fandom racism. Simply because they see it from a very white feminist perspective and miss out on a lot of things that actually are racist. They miss out on things, skim over things, or ignore things that actual people of color can see. And when a person of color calls out a racist trope a white girl missed, then the white girl gets mad—especially if it’s calling out her favorite white female.

And I’m writing this in the light of my friend, a woc, taking a stand and talking about racism in her predominately white fantasy fandom. However a few days later, a white girl who dislikes her decides that she wants to talk about fandom racism too. A white girl who has many times ignored racial claims brought up against her, and has claimed sexism whenever people attempt to bring up racism done by her favorite white female characters. She wants to allow her blog to be the fandom platform for fandom racism done by predominately white fans.

Now I’m not just saying this to rat out this girl, but I’m saying this to show just why white girls shouldn’t be talking about fandom racism. Especially in the case where there are actually people of color, especially women of color, brining up issues that they can see that are commonly missed by white girls because of their white feminist privilege.

And many times, white girls making their blogs platform for fandom racism serves as erasure as they are pretty much erasing the experience poc face in fandom simply so they can gain popularity or “brownie points”, by taking a voice away from a poc. In addition to either accidentally or purposely missing obvious racist tropes because of engrained racism that they cannot rid of. And consequently, white fandom is more likely to listen to a white woman’s complaints about racism verses actually listening to a woman of color’s claim of racism.  There are just some things that you cannot understand, you cannot talk about unless you have lived and experienced them. Or if you haven’t lived or experienced them, you humble yourself—which a lot of white people in general fail to do. Whenever I see white girls talking about fandom racism, it is cringey because they miss obvious racist tropes that I as a person of color see and more than often support those racist tropes. White girls white wash/sugar coat racism. They point out minor things, the things THEY see and want you to see. In many cases their fandom popularity, their audience of white fans, allows them to get away with that.

So, though I know it won’t stop, I wish that white girls (especially popular white girls in fantasy fandoms, the graphics makers, the meta writers) would stop making themselves the “go to” for fandom racism, because in the end they’re doing more harm than good.

Hunters, and how to make it better

I’ve been replaying Metroid Prime Hunters because it’s a game I have a lot of nostalgia for, even if it isn’t exactly a great Metroid game. There’s a lot I still like about the game, not limited to the hunter concepts, atmosphere and music, but there’s also a lot left to be desired. Just for fun, I’ve been thinking of ways one could spruce up the game and make it more appealing to fans of the traditional Metroid formula.

I’m inclined to say the game was designed to be simple, with evident focus on making a good multiplayer (arguably the one point they really succeeded on) and no real care put into the single player campaign. My train of thought is based around improving the single player storyline- though I’m not a game developer and I’m sure a professional could do much better than me.

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ORGANIZATION XIII FANFEST - DAY VIII : FLURRY
↳ prompt: friend and foe

it’s hard to trust the same flame that burnt your hand to warm you.

craigmillarflyingcastle  asked:

Ok I've been stalking your blog for an hour now and first of all your art is so amazing and I'm just in love with it but I also read about a crack ship/ brotp between Hankcock and Buggy and I'm so curious on the reasons and I don't know if you actually have elaborated it yet. If you did I'm sorry to ask you again

hahahahaahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaah oh boy I never thought this day would actually come

Well, sit over there, child, this will be long

IN EVERY SINGLE AU I HAVE, Hancock is this crazy stalker who wants to murder nami and every woman that comes near luffy (though all of her hatred is placed on Nami) 

SO, she first started with MASTER PLANS drawn by herself to kill her(this is the first one)

((WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT!!!!))

of course, she failed miserably and came up with other ideas (which failed, too) here you have some examples:

AS HANCOCK SAW THAT ALL OF HER PLANS MYSTERIOUSLY FAILED, she had an Idea; RECRUIT A PARTNER! 

and after a really long discussion, Hancock convinced buggy to be her ally/partner/evil sidekick

(of course this is an AU guyys, everything can happen, even this kind of atrocity)

AND SINCE THAT MOMENT, Buggy became hancock’s evil sidekick/ servant!
He helps her with her useless plans and shit (he’s also her personal assistant).

I don’t ship them, it’s a 100% nonsensical crack ship but still, personally I found this relationship quite funny!

BONUS PIC:

I made a lil sasusaku sketch // and it sure is difficult to draw Sasuke since his hair is just so… ah well, hope you like it!
This is basically Sakura having a change in outfit whereby her zipper which is normally seen at the front is now at the back, got Sasuke helping her to zip it back up. And yeah, fails. ಥ⌣ಥ

hinatathepredatorylesbian  asked:

Is guinea pig as horrible as people say?

Well, the entire series is notorious not simply for the gruesome, somewhat malicious content of the films, but also due to one of the entries being mistaken for a genuine snuff film.  As I’ve mentioned previously, a copy of the second film, Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985) was given to actor Charlie Sheen by Film Threat founder Chris Gore.  Sheen, not being as familiar with horror cinema in general, mistook the film (excessive even by the standards of 80’s horror) as legitimate snuff, and turned it over to the FBI.  Because of this, as well as investigation from Japanese law enforcement officials, the creators of the series produced a documentary titled Making of Guinea Pig (1986), which profiles how the effects were created for both Flower, and and third entry in the series, He Never Dies (1986).

Flower was also the film mistakenly believed to have been confiscated among the film collection of Japanese serial killer Tsutomu Miyazaki, and speculation was given that the film had served to influence him in his killings.  In reality, it was the series’ fourth entry, Mermaid in a Manhole (1988), that was discovered among his belongings.

I have discussed in the past just why these films were created, and why they gained such a cult status among horror fans.  Unlike even more intentionally vicious and barbaric fair like Tumbling Doll of Flesh (aka Psycho: The Snuff Files; Niku Daruma) (1998), the Guinea Pig series was not intending to be fetishistic in it’s portrayal of horror and gore, because it is completely lacking any truly sexual element to any of the films.  The blanket term of “guinea pig” stems from the common theme of people being used as experimental subjects, which is, more often than not, painful and torturous, and typically resulting in death.

Films in the Guinea Pig series:

  1. Guinea Pig: The Devil’s Experiment (1985) - As far as films go, it is hard to classify this among others, as it is completely without plot or character development.  It attempts to create what a true snuff film might possibly look like, though fails right from the start by giving us an explanatory text introduction.  What follows is literally nothing more than the prolonged, explicit torture of a captive woman by a group of men, under the guise of testing the human threshold of pain.  It is quite graphic in its depiction of gore, which I believe is really the entire point.  It isn’t meant to “entertain” us.  It is meant to shock us, and make us feel uneasy, despite also forcing us to watch due to our own, innate curiosity of the inner workings of the human body.  It is a group of effects people trying to push the boundary of realism in horror effects.
  2. Guinea Pig 2: Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985) - Much like the first film, the second film not only begins with explanatory text, but also revolves around the torture and dismemberment of a captive woman.  However, this time around, there is only one man, inexplicably dressed as a samurai, and spouting poetic lines in between each act of mutilation.  It is also shot in a much more artistic manner, and (while still not particularly “enjoyable”), comes off with a higher level of sophistication and aesthetic merit.  This may be due to this entry being directed by celebrated horror mangaka, Hideshi Hino, based on one of his stories.  In the end, its intention appears to be equating gore with the beauty of nature, but is also really just the effects team (headed by Nobuaki Koga) showing off their skills.
  3. Guinea Pig 3: He Never Dies (1986) - This installment is the first to make an attempt at a plot and characterization, and has to do with a man, driven by a woman to attempt suicide, discovering that he can endure any amount of pain and dismemberment, not only without feeling any pain, but without dying.  Like the previous entries, it revels in excessive gore, but this time around, it is a male inflicting it upon himself, and the overall tone of the film is much more comical.
  4. Guinea Pig 4: Mermaid in a Manhole (1988) - This is another entry directed by Hideshi Hino, based on another of his stories.  It concerns a man finding a mermaid in a sewer, and bringing her home to tend to the wounds she has, only for her condition to continue to deteriorate (ostensibly the result of living in a heavily-polluted sewer).  During this time, the man attempts to paint a picture of the mermaid, and—much like another of Hino’s stories, “Zoruko’s Strange Disease”—eventually begins to use the effluence from the numerous boils forming on the mermaid’s body as paint for his canvas.  The man eventually ends up killing the mermaid, or at least, what he thought was a mermaid.
  5. Guinea Pig 5: Android of Notre Dame (1989) - The fifth film in the series centers around a scientist with dwarfism trying to find a cure for his terminally-ill sister, using test bodies supplied by a mysterious stranger.  Unlike all of the other entries in the Guinea Pig franchise, this entry lacks the same taboo-breaking excesses, and its flimsy story is more along the veins of traditional horror (the most obvious influence being Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein).  While there is gore to be found, it is performed mostly on cadavers, and lacks the audacity and shock value of its predecessors, and overall stands out as an oddity of the series.
  6. Guinea Pig 6: Devil Woman Doctor (1986) - The last of the franchise is by far the most comical, to the point where it can be considered pure camp.  There is less a plot than there is a succession of patients with bizarre afflictions seeking help from the titular physician, who is played by famous Japanese drag actor, Peter.  Of course, the entire affair is rife with blood and gore, and—much like Android of Notre Dame—is wildly different in tone from previous installments.  Produced in 1986, it was actually intended to be the fourth film of the bunch, but was released as the final.
  7. The Making of Guinea Pig (1986) - This look behind-the-scenes of both Flower of Flesh and Blood and He Never Dies exists solely as proof to both the FBI and Japanese authorities that there was nothing but movie magic behind the brutality present in Flower.  It is nonetheless a fascinating look into the impressive work that went into the making of both films.
  8. The Best of Guinea Pig (1988) - This compilation exists purely as a showcase for the goriest moments from the franchise, with nothing new to add to the mix.

There is another Japanese splatter film, Lucky Sky Diamond (1989), that is often erroneously credited as being part of the Guinea Pig collection.  While it is short, gory, and bizarre (with a definite streak of malice towards yet another captive woman pitted against menacing and shady hospital personnel), it is a stand-alone film that has no association with the series.

Overall, the entire franchise (also produced by Hideshi Hino), existed initially to be a film adaptation of his manga work, but ended up becoming a unique part of Japanese horror history.  While newer filmmakers like Yoshihiro Nishimura have built their careers around films featuring outlandish levels of blood, guts, and violence, there have been no films since the Guinea Pig series ended that have matched the level of graphic violence and sheer malevolence of what has rightfully become known as the most infamous and reviled horror franchise in Japanese cinema history.

Some unprompted McPriceley from a prompt list I reblogged ages ago which seemed like a good idea at the time but is actually kinda terrible

6“You can’t die. Please don’t die.”

32“This is, by far, the dumbest thing you’ve ever done.”

Warnings: car accidents, graphic descriptions of blood and injuries, mentions of death (although no one actually dies ^_^)


Connor didn’t know why Elder Price – no, just Kevin now, since the former Mormon poster-boy had decided to leave the church after their failed mission to Uganda – didn’t look both ways before crossing the road. All Connor knew was that one moment Kevin was running across the road to meet him after six long months apart, and the next moment he was thrown over the bonnet of a car, like he was an angel flying, except that he hit the pavement hard, and there was blood on the concrete, and someone was screaming. It took a moment for Connor to realise that it was him.

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Grimmie Family files lawsuit against AEG Live and Orlando Philharmonic

**this is a summary of what Billboard has published, I took out the graphic words so this is not exact wording. TL;DR at bottom**

The Grimmie family’s suit was filed Tuesday (Dec. 20) in Florida and also names The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, which owns the Plaza Live venue where Grimmie performing, as well as the security company working the event. In it, Grimmie’s father, mother and brother allege wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress caused from the circumstances, saying the defendants “failed to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and the attendees at the concert venue.”

The lawsuit claims that only “superficial bag checks” were performed on attendees, rather than any body pat downs or the use of metal detectors that would have provided some safeguard against concertgoers bringing weapons into the theater. 

Grimmie’s family had committed itself to supporting her ambitions and as the suit explains Grimmie’s own career milestones, it also illustrates her parents’ (Albert and Tina Grimmie) and brother’s commitment to supporting her – and their own financial investments. They all moved to Los Angeles from 2012–2013 and, according to the suit, Grimmie “provided financial support to her parents.” Her brother, Marcus, also worked as her road and co-tour manager. 

While the Plaza Theater has previously implemented more serious security measures for some past events, it did not for Grimmie’s concert, the suit states. That decision came despite that more than 40 percent of Florida households contain at least one fire arm – giving reason to believe that concert attendees might bring firearms with them if prohibitive security measures are not put in place. The suit also states the theater’s general manager of six years had been fired nine days before the casualty and replaced with a new general manager who had only a week’s experience working there.

All three defendants, Grimmie’s family asserts, owed a duty to protect the concert’s performers and its attendants and failed: “The loss of Christina was caused by the negligent and culpable conduct of the defendants who failed to provide adequate security measures to protect Christina at the Plaza Live Theater on June 10, 2016.”

As individuals and on behalf of Grimmie’s estate, Grimmie’s family requests a recovery the future support the singer would have provided to her family members, the singer’s projected income after taxes had she lived to normal life expectancy and any and all medical and funeral expenses paid. Grimmie’s parents, Albert and Tina, are also requesting damages for their mental pain and suffering from their loss. Her brother, Marcus, is requesting compensation for the physical and emotional trauma Grimmie’s loss caused, as well.

The Grimmies are requesting a jury trial. There has been no response and no date has yet been set for any hearings.


TL:DR – The Grimmie family has filed a lawsuit against the team’s behind The Plaza Live theater. The Grimmie’s request compensation for mental pain, the money Christina would have made and shine a light onto the security concerns from that night. Jury trial has been request by The Grimmie’s. 

Teacher!Amis

Okay, I asked @just-french-me-up if I could play around with her Teacher! Amis thing, so here it goes. It’s almost a 1000 words, I hope its not too much… oops.

Feuilly is the technology department. Woodwork, Electronics, Graphic Design, Textile Technology, Food Technology. He can do everything. He alternates between which branch of technology he teaches, so every so often his food technology classes coincide to when Bahorel is playing hockey with the lower school on the yard near Feuilly’s classroom. He’s always busy with some project or another, and still teaches every A-level technology course, without fail because he loves to take students from when they start the school until they finish. Every person in the school has a crush on Feuilly, it’s a fact.

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