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Here it is, my Princess Mononoke screencap redraw. This is probably one of my favourite scenes in the whole movie, especially when Ashitaka goes all badass and intervenes *goosepumps intensifiy*

Well, now to finish my leftover drawings and start practicing intensely for the next two weeks I guess lmao see ya there

Teach Me

Daryl Dixon x Reader | 18+ | Smut Warning | NSFW

Summary: The reader almost gets bit on a run and Daryl is furious with her. They get back to the prison and she asks him to teach her a thing or two about self-defense against walkers and people. Sweaty training ends in rough smut, Daryl style. ;)

Warnings: Smut

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You hear the gates of the prison opening, one by one, as you sit in the car with Rick and Michonne, waiting to leave the prison and go to a town nearby to gather supplies. You wipe your hands up and down your jeans a few times and take a few deep breathes, trying to calm your nerves. This was the first run you had gone on with Rick’s group and you were nervous as hell, but you wanted to prove your worth to the group.

Rick and Daryl had rescued you from a herd of walkers a few weeks, your group had been overrun by a sudden herd and you had lost everyone, you thought you were also gone until you saw Rick and Daryl run up to you, with four walkers nearly on top of you, as they chomped at you, trying to grab your flesh. The two men easily pulled the walkers off you and smashed their heads in, using their boots and couple of iron rods in their hands. They had been in the area looking for supplies at the time they heard you scream. You had never been so glad to see other people in your life.

After that they offered you a place to stay at the prison, Rick asked the three questions and you seemed to pass. The past few weeks you had been lucky enough to have a roof over your head, a safe place to sleep, and people who actually seemed to be decent human beings. It was like an out-of-body experience for this world, you were so happy to have found them. And then there was Daryl, one of the men who had saved you. Daryl was something so different, you didn’t even know how to describe him. Shy but confident, tough but sensitive, kind but harsh, he was the kind of man it would take a lifetime to figure out and you certainly would have no problem with that.

You couldn’t help but notice this confident, yet nervous, man, every time he was near you. He didn’t say much, but he always seemed to have twenty things on his mind. You wondered what it would be like to hear all those thoughts that never escaped his mouth. This run was important to you, showing the group you could handle yourself. But Daryl? Daryl was more important, in a world like this, there is no time to sit back and ponder.You wanted to be with him any chance you got.

Your head snaps back to reality as you hear Daryl’s motorcycle roar to life in front of the truck you rode in. You see Daryl look back at Rick and nod as he drove forward out of the gates, one by one. Rick followed him out and you look back, seeing Carl and Sasha quickly closing each gate behind your entourage. You bite your lip a little feeling the rush of butterflies again in your stomach. You gripped the knife in your hand tightly, almost drawing blood, you wince and put the knife back in the holster on your side, continuing to play with your hands for the drive.

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(my rant got long rip in pieces. also ur blog is hella much love) 

so honestly what pisses me off the most about this ‘love ur dictators/diamonds’ rhetoric is that princess mononoke does such a good job at showing us grey characters and we can still hate them. like lady eboshi literally buys prostitutes’ freedom and hires and cares for lepers. iron town’s societal structure and cohabitation is basically formed by everyones genuine respect and love towards her. BUT SHE //IS// A VILLAIN. she wants to destroy the spirit forest or the moon or wtv, but honestly its for an- actual and truly- arguably good cause! like /shes/ never justified but we see her reasons and her fight and we can still have our own opinions and debate about her actions.

 the diamonds, however, have yet to be shown as productive members of their own society??? like theyre big… and strong maybe? (as yet to be seen since gems never defend themselves against being poofed and apparently or not, a mere warrior is able to 1 v 1 a diamond (or not jfc)) just because theyre in charge of the majority of gem society does not mean they are solely crucial to gems survival. since even peridot is capable of maintaining a kindergarten. its like, why push so goddamn hard to make the diamonds seem ‘human’ when theyre not even good gems?? you cant even make an argument as to why gem society should like the diamonds other than 'its always just been that way.’ the diamonds characters have never been developed past almighty dictators but we’re supposed to sympathize with them ??? because ??? crewnivers forgot where the plot was going??? fifty shades of gemstones bullshittery………….

it reminds me of how someone brought up the fact that rebecca sugar hated how yellow diamond was written in message received, despite being the first and last instance of her proving to be an intimidating and aggressive figure. to a point where she started changing how both YD and BD were written in stevonbomb 5

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IN STORES THIS WEEK!

Ithought it was a small week around here but i was way off.  riri is back!  miles & gwen!  the NA reprints!!

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #4

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Stefano Caselli
• With every issue Riri discovers more about what being a hero really means in this modern complicated world.
•  Her actions start to have a powerful effect across the world and the question is, is Riri ready to take on that responsibility? •  All this plus, Not only did Tony Stark leave a laundry list of things that need taking care of, he left a laundry list of criminals looking to destroy his legacy.

SPIDER-MAN #13

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
“SITTING IN A TREE” PART 3!
•  Miles and Gwen’s adventure takes them back to Gwen’s dimension in pursuit of someone very important to Miles.
•  But something about the pursuit puts our heroes at odds!


NEW AVENGERS BY BENDIS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Various (CA) David Finch
As Brian Michael Bendis’ New Avengers roster is completed, who is the masked Ronin - and why has Captain America recruited this mysterious figure? In the wake of the tumultuous events of HOUSE OF M, a new threat emerges that may be impossible to stop. Canada’s premier super-team finds that out the hard way - will the Avengers fare any better? And when CIVIL WAR breaks out across the Marvel Universe, Iron Man and Captain America will find themselves on opposite sides - and their team will be torn in two! Plus: Whose side is Spider-Woman on? Luke Cage marries Jessica Jones! A military rarity! And the Illuminati’s introduction! Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2004) #11-25, NEW AVENGERS: CUSTOM #676 - ARMY & AIR FORCE, GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-WOMAN #1, NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL (2006) #1, NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI (2006) ONE-SHOT and CIVIL WAR: THE CONFESSION.


GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PREM HC VOL 03 NEW GUARD CIVIL WAR II

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Valerio Schiti, Kevin Maguire (CA) Arthur Adams
When things get rough on Earth, Captain Marvel calls in friends from out of town - way out of town! Iron Man doesn’t stand a chance against the Guardians, right? But the team’s allegiances are split down the middle, and tensions have never been higher! And while they’re busy on Earth, who’s guarding the galaxy? As internal conflicts reach a boiling point, outsiders throw more fuel on the fire - and one member with deep roots on Earth will struggle to hold onto their galactic connections! Plus: Flash back to Flash Thompson’s earliest days on the team! Would Venom endanger his new allies to save his idol, Spider-Man? Find out why Spidey is one of the reasons Rocket hates Earth! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2015) #11-14.

https://www.amazon.com/Brian-Michael-Bendis/e/B001JRV3W2/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1486498101&sr=8-1

https://www.comixology.com/Brian-Bendis/comics-creator/136

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holy wow its finally done
please click the images and view them full size for better quality!

here are my pieces for @marshofsleep‘s fic Swallowing the Brimstone! this was originally for resbang, but unfortunately, things didn’t go quite as we hoped. despite that, the fic and art are done now, and we can’t stand not posting them after everything.

anyway this fic. wow. i just. what are words. it’s an odd style of writing in second person, but it works in a way that makes this fic incredibly unique. and despite the fact that its a mononoke and soul eater crossover, it’s pretty different from both of those stories, which makes it full of surprises. please, please go give it a read!

Swallowing the Brimstone

In his father’s stead, Thane has been tasked with protecting the valuable fortress of Iron Town, but between wolf gods, demon curses, Star Clan, and the Aranei Empress, every choice leads to bloodshed. Alongside Thane are three warriors: Maka, a cursed princess exiled from her home; Black Star, an assassin who must kill a god to earn his independence; and Mifune, a mercenary who must protect a young girl. Together, these four people are tasked with walking a path that few have ever dared, chosen by the gods to see with eyes unclouded. A Princess Mononoke AU.

links: ao3 ; ffn

and check out this fic’s other artist, @blackstar! you can find his artwork work for the fic here: 1 2 3 4 5 and his fanmixes here!

bonus:

ox is harvar’s favorite perch

5 facts about Princess Mononoke

1) In Japanese mythology, dogs/wolves are male-voiced and cats female-voiced regardless of sex. This is why Akihiro Miwa provided his voice for Moro the mother wolf in the Japanese version of the film.

2) The film’s runtime is 134 minutes (2 hour and 14 minutes) which is the second longest animated film ever made. The longest is Final Yamato (1983) (165 minutes).  

3) Mononoke means monster or vengeful spirit. The people of Iron Town called San this because they thought her soul was stolen by the gods of the forest.

4) Since the film Nausicaa was greatly edited down in American releases one of Studio Ghibli’s producers sent the co-chairman of Miramax an authentic katana with a simple message: “No cuts.”

5) Director Hayo Miyazaki took 16 years to fully develop the characters and plot of the film.

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6) Princess Mononoke was the first animated film ever to receive the Japan Academy Prize for picture of the year.

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IN STORES THIS WEEK!

INFAMOUS IRON MAN #5

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
• What is Doom’s secret? Why, after all he has done to destroy and punish us, is he now determined to become the hero?
•  Find the answer here. But can you trust anything he says or does?
•  Plus: The identity of his new cosmic-level adversary is revealed! And it’s a doozy.

AND THE MILES CROSSOVER CONTINUES WITH… SPIDER-GWEN #17

(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez
“SITTING IN A TREE” PART 4!
•  Who is the mysterious villain threatening Miles’ universe all the way from Gwen’s universe?!
Rated T+


STILL IN STORES!

NEW AVENGERS BY BENDIS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Various (CA) David Finch
As Brian Michael Bendis’ New Avengers roster is completed, who is the masked Ronin - and why has Captain America recruited this mysterious figure? In the wake of the tumultuous events of HOUSE OF M, a new threat emerges that may be impossible to stop. Canada’s premier super-team finds that out the hard way - will the Avengers fare any better? And when CIVIL WAR breaks out across the Marvel Universe, Iron Man and Captain America will find themselves on opposite sides - and their team will be torn in two! Plus: Whose side is Spider-Woman on? Luke Cage marries Jessica Jones! A military rarity! And the Illuminati’s introduction! Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2004) #11-25, NEW AVENGERS: CUSTOM #676 - ARMY & AIR FORCE, GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-WOMAN #1, NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL (2006) #1, NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI (2006) ONE-SHOT and CIVIL WAR: THE CONFESSION.

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PREM HC VOL 03 NEW GUARD CIVIL WAR II

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Valerio Schiti, Kevin Maguire (CA) Arthur Adams
When things get rough on Earth, Captain Marvel calls in friends from out of town - way out of town! Iron Man doesn’t stand a chance against the Guardians, right? But the team’s allegiances are split down the middle, and tensions have never been higher! And while they’re busy on Earth, who’s guarding the galaxy? As internal conflicts reach a boiling point, outsiders throw more fuel on the fire - and one member with deep roots on Earth will struggle to hold onto their galactic connections! Plus: Flash back to Flash Thompson’s earliest days on the team! Would Venom endanger his new allies to save his idol, Spider-Man? Find out why Spidey is one of the reasons Rocket hates Earth! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2015) #11-14.

https://www.amazon.com/Brian-Michael-Bendis/e/B001JRV3W2/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1486498101&sr=8-1

https://www.comixology.com/Brian-Bendis/comics-creator/136

Hi friends!

Some of you might have wondered where I’ve been the past few weeks. Well, turns out that my work sent me to Sweden quite unexpectedly! I found out that I was going on December 1, left on December 3, and only got back to the US on Tuesday night. PHEW!

The trip was for a documentary film conference in Stockholm, where I got to see some old friends from my PBSDS family. But a bunch of documentary filmmakers and I went to a place called Kiruna in northern Sweden—above the Arctic Circle—after the official conference ended.

Kiruna is an old iron mining town—and the mine is still important to the economy of both Kiruna and Sweden as a whole. So important, in fact, that when the mining company discovered that the iron seam ran directly under the town, the town decided it would MOVE rather than stop mining! Plans have now been drawn up, and the move will begin soon.

While up north, I visited the Esrange Space Center, which launches sounding rockets for scientific experiments, stayed at the Ice Hotel (sadly not in one of the rooms MADE OF ICE, though I did get to tour them!)…

…went dog sledding…

…wore a gigantic snowsuit…

…and saw the northern lights. 

All in all, a pretty amazing experience.

Aaaanyway, I’m so sorry for my long absence, and the delay in publishing any new episodes. I will have a new video out next week, inspired by my trip up north (I’ll keep the topic a secret for now.) And the “Thank You!” video in which I answer YOUR questions will be out the following week.

Love,

Anna

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This video explores the similarities and differences between two of Miyazaki’s most well known works: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke. How are they similar? How are they different? What can we learn from that?

Thanks for watching my first video!


For a text transcript, look below. 

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