its easy to be worse

My cousin who once looked down on me for liking mean shitty wizard romance (like Uprooted) and implying that it must mean I’m looking for an abusive romantic relationship irl

she just recommended me a book that she really voraciously enjoyed, where the love interest is an unrepentantly murderous, bad wizard who is also incapable of empathy

I was like B) B) B) “that’s funny, what’s the deal with you liking this book?”

and she was like, “oh well, I read some more books like that, and now I think it’s intriguing, it just gives it another level of interest”

So I feel better now. B) She still has the same shitty puritan worldview that I was raised in, so I understand weird strong reactions like that. Exposure to new things is good for this adult human woman B)

Things I want kuroshitsuji characters to know
  • Ciel: love can melt the coldest hearts and revenge is worthless
  • Sebastian: the bad ones aren't always the worse
  • Alois: it's not easy to be alone, but it's better for setting your mind
  • Undertaker: we are all weird in our own way
  • Elizabeth: Even the ones who resemble to be the weakest can be the strongest
  • Claude: you know how to go to hell, no? Then go. And never come back. Piece of shit.
Here‘s something that has been lowkey bugging me for 4+ years now

Fanon aspect of RWBY fandom is kind of a double-edged sword.

Sure it is cool to see a fandom that actively enjoys the setting enough to immerse themselves into it and create original characters, original pairings, original stories etc. Remnant is a world that relies on the community for it’s existence and Rooster Teeth’s main source of income is the community actually supporting them, so this speaks miles about the strength of the setting that is dear to so many people. Dozens upon dozens of people found it interesting enough to create and imagine things beyond the “canon” story. There are dozens of fanon pairings, pretty much every character with every character has ship name and some sort of fanon fiction - even if those characters never ever met. There are backstories and headcanons for almost every character.

But there’s a downside to that. And the downside is that it is so damn easy to use the existence of fanon to discount the possibilities, implications and pairings within canon. And it does not take long to realize how that happens - after all the most common way to try to “downplay” a pairing is to question its canon status. Its a VERY common problem with homophobic people literally ignoring a pairing existing or claiming “people are just seeing things”.

And that is EXTREMELY easy to do in a community where fanon aspect is so big. Its so easy to discount RT baiting Blake and Yang(AKA the biggest ship in the fanbase), Weiss and Ruby(lately way less than usual, to be fair) or even Neptune and Sun(which the writers love to bait during interviews and stuff almost as much as Blake/Yang). Its so easy to NOT SEE the said baiting and write it off to all the fanon - to the idea that people “got tangled up” in all the fanon being created and mistook that fanon for canon. What’s worse - its easy  for such a line of though to appear to those OUTSIDE of the RWBY fandom, which can easily lead to the issues present in the writing and RT behavior overall being downplayed or taken for “misunderstanding”. 

Hell I already saw arguments in line with that and how “fandom is trying to force a pairing upon the writers”. Which is silly because in reality it is RWBY writers who added all those scenes and clues and subtext for Blake/Yang. Bumbleby fandom did not just somehow “will” it into existence via fanon. Beauty and the Beast references, interactions, THE WHOLE VOLUME 3 FINALE, etc - its all in the show. Its all there. Yet many will use the fanon argument to try to downplay the scenes that already are in the canon.

And then again - whats wrong with writers accepting something fandom wants?  What’s wrong with that? Narrative of any works is fluid. Things change, things develop, writers gain new ideas or change their minds all the time. Usually story is a fluid concept with only certain plotpoints set in stone. Unless there’s some huge plotpoint tied to a romance(which would be stupid in the first place), there’s literally no downside in writers capitalizing on what fandom likes.  After all Korra and Asami chemistry was first noted by the FANS and then writers recognized it and made history.

Yet its so easy to use fanon as an argument, as a defense, as a shield, as a tool. Its so easy for Miles and Kerry(or less tolerant parts of fandom) to hide behind the huge existence of RWBY fanon - it gives fuel when one feels the need to defend against allegations of queerbaiting and it gives an extra defense from negative press due to reasons I outlined above.

And that just leaves me very conflicted.

anonymous asked:

90% of my deaths are because of my critical health teammates jumping around so I can't heal them. I get so distracted trying to heal them and they're just jumping around crazy so I can't see them and turn my beam on and it makes it so easy for the enemy team to kill me. It's even worse if they're doing this while spamming for healing because I get so frantic.

Recap

Why do I insist on reliving the pain of my past?

As if i missed a bit of the shame that I’ve grasped.

I’ve been given the gift of my name and my facts.

Yet I miss all the days I behaved like an ass.

I’ve hurt my friends and family more than even they know.

My worth’s at its end, this fantasy’s a bore, it ain’t easy to cope.

What’s worse, I bent the photo on the mantle piece, and I hope,

This verse makes amends with who handled me at my core the most.

Incoming mental health post but, I’ve realised that I legitimately don’t remember what it feels like to be happy. Not a fleeting, ‘I am happy right now because of this’ type of happy. The state of consistent, content, happiness. I don’t remember what that feels like. Not only that, but I really struggle to even imagine what that feels like. If for example I were to write or roleplay a character that felt that way, I would have great difficulty pulling it off in a genuine way, because I’d just be guessing. It feels completely foreign. Whereas I can immediately relate to or imagine feelings from the opposite end of the spectrum, because they feel very much within reach.

Hi, just popping by to say can we not shame people for liking or not liking tracks from the album, it’s not very nice to make people feel bad about it

I didn’t think the Rizzoli & Isles writers could get more pathetic, but geez, I really should know better by now.

Are they seriously making us believe that Maura would casually stroll around alone in the dark at a deserted crime scene close to midnight? Really?

Let’s see:

Maura was already kidnapped at work. She was already kidnapped / attacked by someone who pretended to love her. Her best friend was already kidnapped in front of her house. Her best friend and her stupid brother were already held hostage at home. Maura has a mobster father whose enemies already killed her half-brother and would not hesitate to kill her, too. Maura saw even cops play dirty and kill witnesses. She already had to examine numerous bodies of people found dead in dark alleys. She was once set up for a murder she didn’t commit and almost ended up in jail. She was suspended because someone was messing with her. She was the victim of identity theft. Her house was once invaded and trashed by criminals. And most recently, her best friend’s apartment mysteriously burned down and her closest colleague got brutally murdered.

And you’re telling me that this woman with an IQ of 160+ would naively wander around in the dark all by herself without backup instead of calling Jane from the car to figure out what’s going on?

Really?!

A few years ago, a friend and I drove through D.C. at night. It was only 8 p.m. but it was already dark and we needed to stop to look at the map. When we did, my friend – a tall guy who is quite capable of defending himself – actually paused and locked the car doors from inside. Just to be safe. Neither of us had lived through even half the shit that Maura had to deal with in the last few years.

But you’re telling me that a fragile woman like Maura with all her past experiences would ignore any and all safety precautions? Alone in the dark? Close to midnight? At a deserted crime scene?

REALLY?!

This is the definition of lazy and incompetent writing. Characters and backstory and realistic behavior get thrown over board just because the writers need to get to their next plot point.

And let’s not even go into the fact that they’re pulling the same shit like last year when Nash herself already spoiled the whole bridge-jumping scene before it even aired. 

What a farce.

anonymous asked:

Black smog slowly fills the air, a deep laughter follows emitted by a blood red furred Yordle who, by now grinning way to wide, steps forth. The very ground seems to tremble. "Well, well what do we have here?" He pauses, the thick smog rolling forth as if drapes. "No, seriously.. What do we have here? Either some experiment that went VERY wrong... Or a freak accident and the surgeons that tended to you.. Had to have been VERY drunk!" Another sickening laughter rises. @satan-teemo

Void raised an eyebrow at everything that happened in front of him, coughing a bit due to the smoke and then looked down to the yordle that came out from there “ You know… I can do that too… The smoke and appearing out of nowhere… Its actually two easy spells. And honestly, that wasn’t the worse thing I’ve been called ever. Name’s Void.” He said extending his hand towards the yordle for a handshake.

Monster Hunter Status Effects M!A
  • Anon decides time limit.
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  • Poison (毒): Muse has been poisoned.
  • Deadly Poison (猛毒): Muse has been inflicted with an illness that's slowly killing them.
  • Paralysis (麻痺): Muse has been stunned and cannot move.
  • Sleep (睡眠): Muse has started getting drowsy! Can they keep awake?
  • Stunned (気絶): Muse is now dizzy or susceptible to getting dizzy.
  • Defense Down (防御力低下): Muse is now weakened, and it's now easy to bruise them or worse.
  • Soiled (一部アイテム使用不可): Muse is covered in something nasty- better take a bath before the flies get to you!
  • Fatigued: Obvious.
  • Snowman (雪だるま): Muse has now been frozen!
  • Muddy (泥まみれ状態): Muse now has a harder time moving.
  • Felvine-scented (マタタビまみれ): Muse is now a literal cat magnet- cats can't resist the smell!
  • Life Drain (吸血): Muse now feels all their strength slowly leaving their body, to the point that they can't respond.
  • Blastblight (爆破やられ): Muse is covered in black powder, and a single flame might make the gunpowder explode!
  • Frenzy Virus (狂竜ウイルス): Muse has been infected with the Frenzy Virus! If they are human, the muse can't be treated. If more animalistic, then they undergo the full effects (Purple discoloration, red eyes, heightened aggression, buffs, etc.)
  • Webbed (糸拘束状態), Tarred (重油): Obvious; they are now encased in a rather strong web- tar in the latter.
  • Bleeding (裂傷): Obvious; muse is bleeding and cannot stop.
  • Crystallization (結晶): Muse is now covered in crystals, which will slow them down tremendously.
  • Frostbite: Obvious; anon specifies frostbitten area.
  • Magnet: Muse is now a walking magnet.
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis (声帯麻痺): Muse is now mute.
  • Dark (暗闇): Muse is now blind.
  • Corrupted Poison (壊毒): A poison weakened the muse.
  • Silked (吐丝): Muse is now slowed down.

i keep seeing posts where people are just SHOCKED and in such DESPAIR about how much cishet hate hurts people and how it might lead to someone’s SUICIDE and im like

where the fuck were you, are you, when our people die. where the fuck have you been when every slurs been thrown, when we’ve been abandoned and beaten and rape and pushed to suicide after suicide and murdered one after another. where the fuck were you, why didnt you cry for us, for them

just kidding, i know exactly why