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Update Incoming ⭐ (Also Simblr Selfie Sunday! Yey!)

I want to thank everyone that has taken the time you check up on me over the past few days, your support and encouragement mean the world to me. I’ve been overwhelmed by the number of people who have shared their own experiences with me, offered kind words of encouragement and even offered advice to help me through this process. I know that my departure was abrupt and it left a few of you confused, I received a lot of asks wondering whether or not I’ll be returning, and I want to reassure those of you who were worried, I definitely am. 

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Behind the Scenes of Gridlock (Part 4)

Excerpts from DWM 382, as reported by Jason Arnopp:

David Tennant: “I’m very sorry to see the big Face go. He’s done very well for a character who started out by not getting cut during a budget meeting for The End of the World! He’s created his own mythology and there’s something remarkably personable about him. That scene at the end, where he’s dying, made us all quite emotional… about this big rubber head! It’s a big blob of latex, but it’s such a brilliant design.  There’s something about the face - it really does look like it’s got the whole universe behind its eyes. And it’s a very beautifully written scene, of course.”

Russell T. Davies: “On the day of Boe’s death scene, David actually texted me from set, to say how ridiculously sad it was! A great big lump of animatronic latex, and everyone felt sorry for him!”

Freema Agyeman: “Martha doesn’t have any sort of relationship with Boe, so she’s more confused than upset. She finally comes out of this motorway she’s been trapped on and expects to run into the Doctor’s arms, but he’s crying over this big face! But as a viewer, I remember Boe - he’s so animated that he really does touch a chord. It was all very sad!”

David Tennant: “The meaning of Boe’s secret is very clever. You assume it means there’s another Time Lord around. But we’ve already heard the Doctor say there are no more Time Lords. And neither of the statements are actually wrong. It’s a paradox wrapped within an enigma and sprinkled with paradox!”


Other parts of this photo set:  [ one ] [ two ] [ three ]
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anonymous asked:

its punk to take time to find out what u wanna do with yr life. when u graduate school ur like 18 nobody fucking knows what to do with their life that age and u have all the time in the world. if u wanna take a break, do it, u totally deserved one. if u wanna quit yr internship and try out a different field of work, go for it. if u dont want a "real" job and just make art for a living, hell yeah?! do everything u can to not end up as a 40 year old in a 9-5 bureau job close to burnout

Steal My Heart (Steal My Whole Life Too) Chapter 27

Genre: Chaptered, fantasy AU, Prince!Phil, Thief!Dan, romance, enemies to lovers, angst and fluff, slow burn (like serious slow burn)

Warnings: some violence, mentions of death (no main characters), dark magic, descriptions of wounds/blood, some hints of sexual scenes (but no actual smut), murder, dangerous situations, stealing/thievery

Summary: Captain of the Royal Guard and Prince of Morellia, Philip Lester has never been given the chance to find love. Instead, he’s run from a system that works to end class differences and improve equality for its citizens. Happy as he is to make the world a better place, Phil can’t help feeling bitter towards his ancestors for making it impossible for him to find someone who will actually love him for more than just his title, and strives instead for a life of justice and doing good - only to meet his match in the King of Thieves, a man who will change everything he once thought he knew in life. Together, they must depart on a quest to save the kingdom, and, in the process, destroy their differences and find their own form of love.

Word count: 240,000+

Updates: Sunday

Thanks so much to @botanistlester for betaing this giant monster, as she’s been super helpful and encouraging with her little comments and endless excitement. We couldn’t have done it without you <3

Disclaimer: In no way do I claim that this is real or cast aspersions on Dan or Phil

A/N: second last chapter!! Last one coming tomorrow!! I don’t know how to feel I’m so so excited for you all to read the ending but also sad to be coming to the end of this massive project which me and Elizajane are so proud of. I am emotional.

I (Elizajane) am also insanely emotional and trying not to cry AHHH I can’t… believe this is almost over? How did this happen? Last I checked we weren’t even done editing? HOW? I… am blown away. AGH. I’ll save he sappy stuff for tomorrow. In the meantime, just know, that despite the way this chapter ends, there is still one chapter left to come. See you tomorrow, my loyal friends.

For reference, @snowbunnylester is Phil, @ineverhadmyinternetphase is Dan

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anonymous asked:

I love your writing! If you're still doing it can I get a ツ and & text with Todoroki please?

[  ツ +  & ] an EXCITINGLY DRUNK text.
(wow just who in the world gets excited for a drunk text HAHA jkjk) 

TODOROKI SHOUTO  — 12:33AM 

do u kno what’s exciting, [name]?? *puts my virtual hand on your shoulder* if we just rode the clouds. ya feel? its like,, we’d be travelling with the clouds wherever they go. we can shape them like how aladdin and jasmine shaped a cloud into a soft serve ice cream…… wow, i’d be able to….. show u the world, [name] shining, shimmering splendidddddd 

TODOROKI SHOUTO  — 1:14PM 

shouto you goddamn idiot it was wrong of you to accept bakugo’s alcoholic beverage. 

Made In Abyss is f**king outstanding, for someone like me who has not read the source material yet (I promise I will once this “season” of MIA ends)  I was just outstanded by the premises and the “dark beauty” of the world and now learning more about the efforts put behind the series, 10/10, this is seriously one of the best Anime of 2017 and I can only hope that the series gets more than 13 episodes~ (if not I’ll just read the Manga but eh, have this video discussing about it by The Canipa Effect)


Shout-out to girls with hijab that doesn’t look like they belong on the street style blogs, shout-out to girls with hijab that are not fashionistas, shout-out to girls with hijab that doesn’t have strong eyeliner game, shout-out to girls with hijab that doesn’t wear any makeup, shout-out to plus sized girls with hijab that feels like no hijab suits your face shape, shout-out to girls with hijab that gets catcalled on the street despite the coverings, shout-out to girls with hijab that have to remove so many pins when they’re shopping for clothes, shout-out to girls with hijab that are having a bad hijab day where everything is wrong and you feel like you just look plain messy, y'all look beautiful today. Thanks.

Let Pearl be ugly you cowards! There are so many ppl who complain about her forehead or how shes ‘not pretty’ and its like? Yeah that’s the point… That’s her look… and why is that a bad thing? Let female characters be ugly smh its not the end of the world.

The Wakandan Royal Portrait offers clues to the dangers within the fictional nation

T’CHALLA

“What makes him different from other superheroes first and foremost is he doesn’t see himself as a superhero,” says director and co-writer Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed). “He sees himself as a politician. That’s the first thing on his mind when he wakes up in the morning. ‘How am I going to fulfill my duties as king of this place?’”

That means not just fighting external foes, but keeping the citizens of his nation happy. He’s a king, but not a tyrant. And Wakandans don’t speak with only one voice. There are many political factions, many clashing points of view. Some are ready for revolution. Some are being pushed.

“He has to keep harmony between the tribes within his country, and that means managing expectations and doing things that are unpopular,” Coogler says. “At the same time, he is the protector of that nation.”

RAMONDA

Angela Bassett costars as Ramonda, once the queen, now the mother of the king.

“She is one of the advisors that he would look to,” Boseman says. “He has to look to her for some of the answers of what his father might want or might do. She may not be exactly right all the time, but she definitely has insights. She is the queen mother. And she’s that for not just him, but for everybody.”

Bozeman laughs. “She’s has her hands in everything — even his love life.”

NAKIA

“The one thing I will say about all the female characters in this movie is that they are very strong,” Boseman says. “It’s a very matriarchal society.”

One of them is Wakanda’s undercover operative Nakia, played by 12 Years a SlaveOscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o. She may actually be the closest thing to 007 in this movie, and she’s a former lover of T’Challa’s.

“She is a departure from what she was in the comic book,” Nyong’o says. “Nakia is a war dog. She is basically an undercover spy for Wakanda. Her job is to go out into the world and report back on what’s going on.”

She also boasts some unique weaponry. “We call them her ring blades,” says Moore. “The ones Lupita carries while in the green outfit are based on traditional African weaponry. However, she does get a hi-tech upgrade later in the film, compliments of Shuri.”

SHURI

Letitia Wright plays T’Challa’s kid sister, who is no one you want to face in battle either. “She is also a genius and runs the entire Wakandan design group,” says producer Kevin Feige, whose also president of Marvel Studios and one of the chief architects of its interlocked universe. “She’s responsible for all these amazing technological advances that Vibranium has brought about from Wakanda.”

Here she is pictured with twin, panther-shaped weapons. It’s not clear yet what they do exactly, but it probably hurts.

OKOYE

She’s not technically family, but she’s just as close. This character played by The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira is the head of the Dora Milaje, the all-female special soldiers unit that protects the kingdom (and the king) from harm.

“They are a very powerful force,” she says. “They are not utopic, but what Wakanda has down well is it has allowed people to function within their strengths. These women, their strength is to preserve Wakanda. It’s more like the secret service in a sense that it’s not just military. She is head of intel.”

Okoye has guilt over the death of the previous king, and she’s generally a stoic presence. But she’s not unfeeling. “She can be serious, but she also has an unexpected sense of humor,” Gurira says. “She has a heart, but for her country and for her people. She’s not a person who doesn’t connect to human beings as a result of what she does.”

ERIK KILLMONGER

There is an enemy in this portrait.

In the comics, he was once a Wakandan known as N’Jadaka, but he took on this “death-dealing” nom de guerre when he became a dissident, then an exile, from his homeland.

Michael B. Jordan’s character is one of the antagonists of the film, allied with the mercenary Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis, reprising his role from Avengers: Age of Ultron), an arms dealer who has plundered Vibranium before and plans to do it again. He’s addicted.

In The Godfather terms, Killmonger has sided with this outsider against “the family,” his brothers and sisters of Wakanda. “I think Killmonger has his own opinion on how Wakanda has been run and should run, and what I think Michael brings to the table is sort of a charming antagonist, who doesn’t agree with how T’Challa is running things, frankly,” says Moore. “I think that puts T’Challa in a difficult situation. Killmonger is a voice of a different side of Wakanda.”

W’KABI

Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya plays T’Challa’s best friend, who is also a member of one of the most vital groups in the nation. “W’Kabi is the head of security for the Border Tribe,” says Moore. “They live on the borders of Wakanda and serve as the first line of defense for the country.”

In other words, he helps maintain the disguise that Wakanda is just mines, farms, and woods.

“To outsiders they appear to be what people would ‘expect’ of a small provincial African nation – but the truth is they are some of the fiercest warriors in Wakanda, intent on protecting the secrets of their advanced nation at all costs,” Moore says.

Now that T’Challa is king, he asks W’Kabi to join him as a palace advisor.

ZURI

Another vital voice of reason for the young king is Forest Whitaker’s shaman, a longtime advisor to T’Challa’s father and the keeper of the Heart-Shaped Herb, a plant that grows only in Wakanda and absorbs the Vibranium-rich minerals. When consumed, it gives the new leader superhuman strength. (But in the comics, it only works on members of the royal bloodline.)

“He’s somewhat a religious figure or spiritual figure,” Coogler says of Zuri. “Spirituality is something that exists in Wakanda in the comics, and it’s something we wanted to have elements of in the film. Forest’s character, more than anything, is a major tie-back to T’Challa’s father. Zuri is someone he looks to for guidance.”

As wondrous as Wakanda seems, it can also be treacherous. For all the talk of honor in The Godfather, the families were compulsively driven to destroy each other. 007 may venture to the most beautiful places (and people) on Earth, but there’s always a villain determined to wipe those places off the map. If Black Panther owes thematic inspiration to those predecessors, the danger comes hand in hand with the beauty.

But that’s where the similarities will end. When the Marvel Studios movie debuts Feb. 16, the story will remain on Earth, but its creators pledge to take fans to a world they’ve never seen before nonetheless.

“I don’t think people are prepared for what this movie is going to be,” says Feige. “Not just Black Panther, but the Dora Milaje, and Killmonger, and the entire design of Wakanda – both its traditional African-inspired elements, but also the Vibranium inspired techno-elements. I can’t think of a blend that has happened like that before in movies.”

There’s only one Black Panther, after all.

No matter who wants to lay claim to his throne.

Highlight Reel - Seokjin's Narration

(re-translated)

起 : The Beginning

“Some moments become more vivid with the passage of time. Many encouters and farewells existed for this moment. A moment that made me believe no matter which alley, which crossroad I walk through, it’ll lead to this place in the end.”

承 : The Elucidation

“The sound of cicadas that chirred like showers ends in an instant. In the abrupt silence, I realize how beautiful the world is. Just the fact that you are in it makes all the difference. Even if all of these moments are just a lie, I still want to remain here.”

“Why is it that the happiest moments suddenly usher in great fear?”

轉 : The Twist

“Looking back, I have already knew it. That underneath the sparkling world before my eyes lay my deception. That everything was a dream to be crumbled away with a breath of wind. I turned away, eluded, closed my eyes. I was scared, scared of not being loved for who I am.”

結 : The Conclusion

“If we can rewind time, where should we go back to? Once we reach that place, can we correct all the errors and mistakes, and can we then become happy?”

“There are places that can’t be reached no matter how many seasons repeat. In the end, what we have to face is breaking through yet another storm. Loving without fear. Hesitancy and farewell. Living as who I am.”

  • <p> <b>What other people think of Yuri!!! on Ice:</b> It's too gay. Why do you even like that?<p/><b>Me:</b> The story tells us that: (1) being defeated is not the end, (2) it is okay to feel pain, or feel lost, and cry, and (3) it is never too late to strive for the things you want to achieve.<p/><b>Also me:</b> It also teaches us that love is such a wonderful thing, and that its beauty manifests in different forms. Our perspective about love should not be limited to what the world says about it. Love is what we feel, and not what other people say about it.<p/></p>

“I’m serious, Yu. You don’t realize how terrifying humans are.”

oh, shit, people actually asked me to follow up on Preaching The Good Word of A Functional Alignment System, okay

i hope you people know what you’re unleashing here

(whole thing prompted by this right here, notably including the tag #unpopular opinion: the definition of lawful and chaotic has been thoroughly twisted over the years since od&d)

So some of you (the ones who didn’t request this) might be wondering: “Alterz, why would you want to go back to the old alignment method? If people generally agree on the new alignment definitions then why confuse things by trying to change them? Is this just some old system nostalgia?”

Well 1) I’m too young by far for old system nostalgia but more importantly 2) people don’t? agree????? on the alignments???????

And that’s a problem, because the whole point of the alignments is to give some rough guidelines on how any given character is likely to act. It should be inarguable. The very fact that people can have arguments over what an alignment is means that the system has failed.

If you look in the alignment section on the more recent D&D editions, they literally have to go into detail on each alignment to explain what each one means. Worse still, for a system theoretically set up as a gradient, the different alignments are basically buckets and it gets really confusing if a character doesn’t neatly fit into one of those buckets.

Some examples from characters I have actually played: a mercenary who I labeled as neutral because I could make equally compelling arguments for why he should be lawful neutral, chaotic neutral, neutral good, and neutral evil. A hermit who at any given time was chaotic neutral or neutral good, but could never reliably be described as chaotic good.

Under the system I’m about to provide you, the mercenary is inarguably chaotic neutral and the hermit is unambiguously lawful good. End of sentence, all cleared up.

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ACOTAR characters and their cakes

1.       RHYSAND

BECAUSE HONESTLY, HE’S THE HIGH LORD OF THE NIGHT COURT AND HE WANTS HIS CAKE TO BE PRETTY, NOT TO MENTION IT’S REALLY SWEET. NORMAL HUMAN BEING WOULD BE HAVING DIABETES BY NOW.

2.       FEYRE

SHE’S THE HIGH LADY. THE FIRST HIGH LADY OF THE NIGHT COURT OF ALL HISTORY. And this cake reminds her of Starfall and all its glory. She likes to share her cake, and guess what CASSIAN EATS THE WHOLE DAMN THING.

3.       MOR

YO IT’S THE MORRIGAN. SHE LIKES HER CAKE TO BE GORGEOUS AND FABULOUS AND PRETTY. NO ONE GETS A CHANCE TO TASTE IT. Probably Rhys stole one of those glitters just to make her mad. “I DON’T CARE IF YOU ARE THE HIGH LORD, PUT IT BACK RHYSAND OR I WILL STEP ON YOUR CAKE NOW I SWEAR TO CAULDRON!!”

4.       CASSIAN

HE’S THE BEST COOK IN THE SQUAD, AND HE MADE IT. HE LIKES HIS CAKE TO REPRESENT HIMSELF. DO NOT JUDGE. THIS CAKE IS THE MOST DELICIOUS THING IN THE WHOLE VELARIS. YOU JUST WAIT. He gets comment from Nesta like “What the fuq is that thing, Cassian” “Is that you on the cake, Cassian?”

5.       AZRIEL

HE SECRETLY LOVES THIS CAKE AND ALL ITS GOLD GLITTERS. When Cassian gets near it, he would hide his cake. HE ONLY OFFERS IT TO ELAIN DUH. “It’s okay Elain, you can have it all, I don’t need the cake”

6.       AMREN

OF COURSE THERE ARE JEWELRIES IN HER CAKE. SHE LIKES IT TO BE SPARKLING. IT’S HER FAVORITE CAKE EVER. One time Cassian put chicken feathers on the peacock’s head. Cassian end up banned from Amren’s apartment FOR LIKE 20 YEARS.

7.       NESTA

“WHO DARE COME NEAR MY CAKE? YOU SEE THAT PRETTY KNIFE? YEAH IT WILL BE ON YOUR NECK. CASSIAN, NO. GET OUT”

8.       ELAIN

The prettiest cake in the world. SHE SPENT A WHOLE WEEK TO DECORATE IT, WITH AZRIEL’S HELP. Elain and Azriel eating the cake, and they ended up kissing and smearing all the frosting on each other. And on Azriel’s wings.

9.       LUCIEN

Somehow he didn’t put the Fire Dick on the cake. Surpise surprise.

10.   TAMLIN

No one make him cake. No, but here’s the flour and he can make it himself.

ALSO THRONE OF GLASS AND THEIR CAKES HERE!!

Can we just talk about how Taako’s “Taco Quest” ended about the best way it could have, with a Mexican boy teaching Taako how to make tacos? Like, Taako ended up not magically coming up with it on his own and taking credit for its creation. He had to be taught by an actual Mexican person.

And what’s more, it’s not even something that happened to fulfill Taako’s own personal side story. Without Joaquin’s instruction, Taako wouldn’t have been able to transmute the circle of glass into sapphire. Joaquin saved Taako’s world.

And Taako’s not the only one who benefited from Joaquin teaching him how to make tacos. Joaquin was also literally empowered to save his own world as well.

So basically Joaquin Terrero is the best and my new hero.