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Writing Problem #999

Ok, I’m sure plenty of people have this problem, but honestly, I just need to say that I am TERRIBLE at maintaining a reasonable word count. Like. Really bad.

I’ll fastidiously plan out what I want to occur in each chapter, and suddenly—bam, I’ve written over 3000 words and I haven’t even gotten through 10% of what I want to say. Even in the editing process I struggle to cut down (if anything, I just add even more stuff on).

I suppose having a longer word count isn’t always a bad thing, but sometimes I worry that I’ve left in too many unnecessary details or descriptions, and that people will get bored reading it.

So…. yep. Basically, this post was inspired by the very likely possibility that the next chapter of Sixteen Rules is going to surpass the 7k word milestone (which isn’t even a record for me). Uh. Yeah. That’s pretty much it. Thank you for listening to my rambling.


((This kind of reminds me of a post @itsladykit​ made a while ago when she did her Drabble Night Short Story Weekend. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who suffers (sorry Kit).))

Originally posted by my-favoritess

Imagine discussing horror movies with Merlin.

requested by: halloween anon
warnings: mentions of freaky stuff, darkness (?)

“I’m just saying supernatural horrors are so much scarier than any other types.” You sat on the spare chair beside Merlin’s desk, talking his ear off as he finished off some last minute research for the next mission. The clock ticked closer to nine and you were more than ready to head home. However, your lift home never showed any sign of exiting his office.

“Supernatural horror innae scary. They couldn’ be any further from the truth.” Merlin replied without taking his eyes off the screen, eyebrows furrowed.

“But how can you know?” You raised your eyebrows at him, thankful for a response from the tech whiz but he fell silent again, the only sound filling the room was the clicking of his keyboard.

A deep grumble of “I know.”

“Come on,” you scoffed, “You’re telling me that psycho-ass murdering ghosts aren’t scary?”

“That is exactly what I’m sayin’.”

“You’re very wrong, bagpipes. I bet if it came down to it, you’d be just as scared as me.”

He had obviously had enough of the conversation and replied with a curt, “I’m busy.”

“Apparently.”

Silence fell once more and you resorted to picking at the arm of your chair while you wracked your brain for something to say. Merlin broke the silence with a sigh. “I’m just saying that supernatural films aren’t scary to me because- Well, it’s fact over fiction, isn’t it? Your ghosts and demons and possessions aren’t real.”

“Yeah but-” Darkness. The low buzz of the electric leaving the room, and your own heatbeat in your ears. Why did you have to be talking about ghosts? Your palms began to sweat, the room eerily quiet.

A bang on the desk sent you reeling, until he groaned, “Fuck’s sake!”

“Merlin…?”

“Just a powercut,” he answered, feeling around on his desk for a flashlight.

“That conveniently happened when we were having a chat about the supernatural,” you whispered back, your eyes slowly adjusting to the darkness, but your hands shaking more than you’d admit.
“That conveniently happened while I was finishing up,” he sighed. “I’m going to reset the fuse box.”

The room lit up when Merlin switched on his flashlight, shining it on your face. “What? Don’t leave me here on my own, are you mad?”

“Lass, it’s nothing, stay here. I’ll be back soon.” You saw him smile as he headed for the door, unfazed.

“I’m going with you.”

“Aye, fine. Just get a move on, will ye?”

written by: jay

anonymous asked:

Hey!! :) I really miss all your Derek/Stiles fics. Do you have anything planned for those two anytime soon? Don't get me wrong, everything you write is amazing, but that pairing has a special place in my heart ;) Thanks for continuously being awesome.

this is like the third ask I’ve gotten about this sort of thing and I’m LOLing because it seems like y'all feel I abandoned Sterek and haven’t written anything with them for YEARS AND YEARS! Forever We Strive was just finished in August, lol! Does it not count because it was part of an existing series?

don’t get me wrong I’m flattered that y'all are so thirsty for my Sterek XD

I do want to return to Sterek and it’s definitely going to be part of the fic where Peter raises Stiles (see posts here and here) but it is definitely going to be a while as I’m in the middle of a lot of stuff right now. I’m making better progress on TLATF (wrote 1400 words in the past week, woot) and once that’s finished I am free to write new things! But I am also moving across the country at the end of December and going to be finding a new job and a new place to live so real life is going to have me hella swamped for the next couple months. But never fear, my friends, I won’t be gone forever.

anonymous asked:

lowlite <3

Thanks!

SEND ME A SHIP and I’ll tell you:

  • Who said “I love you” first:

Light. Confessing his love to someone is/was an alien concept to L. (Or alternatively: L asked Light if he was in love with him)

  • Who would have the other’s picture as their phone background:

L, but only to annoy Light. It would probably Light with the dog filter over his face, tbh.

  • Who leaves notes written in fog on the bathroom mirror

Again, L. Completely random stuff, because he likes to see Light puzzling over nothing.

  • Who buys the other cheesy gifts

L. He has the money and knows absolutely nothing about good taste, so he would just buy whatever seems to be appropriate for a lover.

  • Who initiated the first kiss

Light, after lots of teasing from L.

  • Who kisses the other awake in the morning

Probably L, but not just in the morning - he would do it in the middle of the night too, basically whenever he feels horny.

  • Who starts tickle fights

L starts them, because he likes to hear Light squeak.

  • Who asks who if they can join the other in the shower

Light asks, L never does - he just gets in, makes a mess of the bathroom and leaves.

  • Who surprises the other in the middle of the day at work with lunch

Definitely Light. Something like this wouldn’t even cross L’s mind, haha.

  • Who was nervous and shy on the first date

You know, L would never admit it but he was indeed a bit nervous. Mainly because he isn’t used to receive affection from anyone.

  • Who kills/takes out the spiders

Both can’t stand them, but L would never come near any bug, so Light has to deal with them.

  • Who loudly proclaims their love when they’re drunk

Neither of them get drunk very often, but L is more affectionate when drunk than Light.

anonymous asked:

Do age gaps matter if theyre dragons? Becaue they're going to live for a long time and stuff and whatever. Im not trying to like say its Okay or anything tho im just asking bc im genuinely curious?

the dragons aren’t real. the humans writing and reading it are.

hamiltrash1411  asked:

Hi Tayah! If you're taking requests, how about a drabble with Thomas? Just some fluffy, cuddly stuff? If not, it's no big deal; I get it. Love you! <3

Thomas watched you type up your document, eyebrows furrowed and fingers focused. Your pencil was between your teeth, and your lip twitched everytime you made a mistake. He leaned over, covering the screen with his hand. You tried pushing it away, but he kept it there, slowly closing the screen.

“Thomas…” You grumbled, glaring at him. He winked, pulling the laptop away. It was your break from work, but you weren’t actually taking a break. And he wanted to change that. 

“You are on vacation, Y/N, writing an excel spreadsheet isn’t that,” He said, placing your laptop farther away from you and covering it with a pillow, “We are supposed to be watching the Hallmark channel love, not numbers and statistics.”

You groaned, leaning your head back on the cushion, “I need it to be done by next week, getting an early start isn’t bad…” You glanced at him, and he was frowning, “Fine.”

He reached over, tugging your arm. You let him pull you against his chest, breathing in his cologne. He kissed your head softly, turning up the volume on the tv. You hummed softly as he ran his fingers up and down your leg, laughing at the joke an actor made. You looked up at him, hair wrapped in a rubber band. He flicked his gaze down to you, and you kissed his nose, pulling him closer. 

“You’re too good for me,” You whispered.

He grinned, “I know.”

1058: Significance to Irene Adler

Instead of doing my uni projects (two 3min videos, one 30min video, six final papers, one prospectus, one presentation, one panel discussion, and study for a written exam on one subject and an oral exam on another subject), I decided to delve deeper into Adlock hell… (my title for this thing sounds like how I write my research papers at uni bwahahhahaha).

WHY WOULD 1058 BE SIGNIFICANT IF IT’S JUST A RANDOM NUMBER MADE BY IRENE ADLER?

1058 may seem like a random number but nothing is truly random, especially when thinking of one on the spot. Irene is known for her symbolism and such (using her measurements for the safe, using her heart for the phone, and other stuff that involves codes).

1058 = 05/81 or May 1981.

This further adds to my theory that Irene is born in 1981 in New Jersey.

PERSONAL REASONS AND OTHER SHIZ I GATHERED AND WHY I WANT THIS AS FACT

TIMELINE ANALYSIS + CANON REFERENCES

  • Sherlock Holmes: “It’s a six digit code. Can’t be your birthday. No disrespect but clearly you were born in the 80′s.”
  • From my Adlock Timeline, Irene and Sherlock would have met in 2010 and Irene would have “died” in 2011. 
  • Sherlock’s canon gravestone in The Reichenbach Falls places his birthday on the 6th of January in 1977. So he’d be 33-34.
  • If Irene was born in May 1981, she would have been 29 in A Scandal in Belgravia.

FOUR YEAR AGE GAP

  • Benedict Cumberbatch and Lara Pulver were born in July 19, 1976, and September 1, 1980 respectively. The actors themselves are 4 years apart.
  • If Irene was born in 1981, and Sherlock was canon born in 1977. Both actors would be a year older than their counterparts, which is nice.
  • Since the writers of Sherlock made January 6, 1977 canon in the actual show, this would mean that they would follow the claim that Holmes was born in January 6, 1854.
  • Irene Adler was born in New Jersey, 1958.
  • The original Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes are four years apart.

WHY MAY?

  • Cos 1058 lol
  • There’s a photo from @bertilakslady that states that Irene Adler was born in May 12, 1983. I had an analysis on why that can’t be right (cos I am #Team1981)… but still, oh what a coincidence! MAY!
  • (Justin Timberlake voice) ez gunna be may
  • In TEH, Mary mentions that she and John were thinking of having their marriage on May (but apparently, they moved it on 11th of August). IDK why I mentioned this, but i think past-me (sorry adhd, i thought about this earlier today) wants to parallel Warstan with Adlock… again, “May” mention coincidence again, too, I think… and the fact that in the wedding, Sherlock was thinking of Irene (cos she interrupted his mind palace again).
  • Richard II of England was born in January 6, 1367.
    His first wife, Anne of BOHEMIA, was born in MAY 11, 1366.
    Anne of Bohemia was the daughter of the Roman Emperor, King of BOHEMIA Charles IV… She’s smart, beautiful, and non-traditional.
    IDK about you but that is legit close to May 12… also these two were like legit mega in-love with each other… and when Anne died from the plague, Richard didn’t take it well… I mean come on. I’d delve deeper into the parallels but ugh nvmind.
  • Four years apart? Why not also four months apart? lmao

Soo the new telltale batman chapter….

It was… eh, don’t get me wrong, it was an interesting chapter plot wise.. but character wise it was a mess.

First thing, the amount of ‘we’re friends right’ made me cringe to all hell, I hate how baity it was and I really hate when games or tv shows do that. Its really unnecessary and i thought telltale was better than that ?? Even if I were to not ship bruce/john (which I still do ship) I’d still be annoyed because I’m tired of Queerbaiting in pretty much a lot of the stuff I like.

Second thing is ofc Harley/john.. just let the ship die already, even with the roles reversed one of them gets treated badly. To be honest I kinda hate the way Harley is written, and only kinda, like half and half, because on one hand she isn’t portrayed as dumb (even though she is a psychiatrist so she really shouldn’t be dumb in the first place) but on the other hand she is just.. mean.

Last thing is the romance between Bruce and Selina, it seemed forced and I really didn’t like how Catwoman kept flirting with him. Normally I can tolerate that ship in other batman things (although I still don’t really ship it, just cause it doesn’t appeal to me really) but in this its so uncomfortable to watch, especially because it seems so straight-washed with the game pushing John towards Harley and Bruce towards Selina.

I spent a lot of time analyzing my life recently, trying to understand what causes me the most suffering and what I can fix, and I realized that I have completely isolated myself. At this point, I only have contact with my family, and more specifically with my parents. I have one friend that I talk to at least once a week, and it’s contact limited to the internet, mostly to written chat. Apart from that, I’m just alone.

I’m not quite sure how it happened. I mean, it’s not like I’ve always had a ton of friends irl, or any friends irl if I’m being honest, but I at least used to have so many people online I interacted with and considered my friends. And now it’s just sort of not there. I’m still following all these people, I care about them deeply, I am invested in their lives and so on, but there is no interaction. It’s just passive observation.

And I really did think I’d make at least one friend in uni by this time, but I don’t even have acquaintances. I know people by their names, I see them almost every day, occasionally I chat with someone for ten minutes, but that’s it. I don’t talk to them outside of class, I don’t make plans, I don’t know them at all. I can’t remember the last time I went somewhere with a person my age just to have fun.

I can come up with a lot of excuses and explain it in many ways. I can say that social anxiety and the language barrier makes it really hard to interact with people in the first place. I can say that, as an autistic person, I constantly need to monitor my every word and every move to ‘pass as neurotypical’, which makes socialization exhausting. I can say that I’m scared of making friends now, while I’m not out as trans, only to lose everyone as soon as I start transitioning. And it’s all true, and it doesn’t change the fact that I’m so freaking lonely.

The biggest problem is that I don’t know how to fix it. My only socialization strategy all these years has been to be nice to people and wait for them to make the first step. Except apparently my anxious and autistic body language gives people the impression that I don’t want to socialize and would rather be left alone. So I’m kinda lost. I’m trying to work through my issues, but it will take a long time.

So yeah, probably a big reason for me being depressed is being cut off from people and only having real life contact with my parents. But I don’t feel like I can fix this. And it sucks. I just wish people would reach out to me like they used to when I was in primary school. 

I just saw a pic of k*lo ren and had a tb to that time when I knew nothing abt star wars and my friend showed me a pic of him saying that he was her fave character and really hot and I remember thinking “wow that’s the ugliest man I’ve ever seen”

Note: this is a continuation of a post // extremely long

101 reasons why Jikook/Kookmin is my ultimate OTP
or 101 times Jikook made my heart flutter (Part 2)

PART 1

51) A jikook compilation wouldn’t be a compilation without THE back hugs.

Hands on waist…

Chin on shoulder…

52) Not long after Jimin tweeted a pic of ramen, Jungkook indirectly replied to him by posting FOUR selcas of him along with a message telling him his ramen looked bland. idk about you but i found this interaction cute.

53) The artistic couple.The muscle pig and manggaetteok drawings that were featured in Snow App. They even drew the chicken drawings on the menu at Isac. I can imagine them sitting and drawing random things together. ㅠㅠ 

54) Jimin posted not one but three videos on Jungkook’s birthday, which means he wished Jungkook three times on SNS and made my head spin thrice.

55) Jimin and Jungkook took photos of each other sleeping.

56) When Jungkook thought there was no camera around when they were rounding the corner so he went up to Jimin and slid his hand around his waist. Little did he know they got caught on camera. I’d like to thank Yoongi’s vj for this awesome footage.

57) The many times Jimin has summoned Jungkook for Armys. In simpler words, Jungkook always tweets something after Jimin, and we all know how seldom he appears on Twitter.

58) “hyung has cute toes” Okay but like who lingers around his friend’s photo shoot and randomly blurts out that he has cute..toes????

59) The look! Jungkook’s expression when he’s feeding Jimin earns him a spot on this list haha. Tbh They’re kinda like eyefucking eo when jimin’s being fed. look at Jimin’s eyes. Apart from that I like how Jungkook fed him.

60) Their interactions the whole ISAC. Masterlist 👣

61)  How can I miss this? Jikook in Japan..this one has a special place in my heart. Back in 2016, it had been just a casual discussion between me and my friends on kakao. Never thought jikook would continue displaying PDA every single time they go to Japan. What’s more when they have very strict no-camera policy during concerts.

62) The amount of heart eyes they shoot at each other.

63) When they had a dinner date in the dorm to promote Mala Hot Chicken. What baffled me was that Jungkook mentioned beforehand he wanted to sleep but he still accompanied Jimin. I’m soft.

64) Jimin has made it very apparent, truly obvious that he likes jungkook. Whether it’s liking him as a dongsaeng, or just someone he’s extremely comfortable with, Jimin always, without failing, reminds us who he dotes on. “Why do I like you so much?” Lately, I’ve been crazy because I like Jungkook so much. I think of this as a start of something beautiful, and I am so glad Jimin didn’t even hesitate in expressing his feelings towards the maknae. I think this might have helped jungkook unwind. Look at jungkook now. That’s some character development right there :)

65) Massage. Quoted line from AHL mentor, Tony Jones “They are very touchy feely and to them, it’s nothing. I’d walk into the room and Suga’s massaging V’s neck or Jimin’s giving Jungkook an intimate back massage..”

66) When Jungkook bent down so he would get closer to Jimin and put the rein-kook headband on Jimin’s head. They’re separated a lot of times during fansigns but somehow they managed to get tgt at the end.

67) When Jungkook blows a kiss, then turns to Jimin whose lips are puckered and does the same to him, using the same fingers he used earlier. Okay I’ve been meaning to say this. Realistically speaking, if you pucker your lips and you put your fingers on them, wouldn’t your saliva stick to your fingers? I’m not trying to imply anything here, just genuinely asking haha.
140529 Ameba Studio

68) When a webtoon artist gave Jimin two dolls, but Jimin decided to give one to Jungkook. She even posted a webtoon of them. To be honest who wouldn’t?

69) *screams to the people in the back* ALL-NIGHTER FRIENDS!!! As written by the man himself, “ALL the time, it’s just the two of us doing something at night. I don’t know what we do”

70) Jungkook scribbling hearts all over Jimin’s birthday drawing. He’s one whipped man.

71) Just other instances Jungkook and Jimin flirting on stage. 

//gif above isn’t mine//

72) When Jimin and Jungkook chose each other when asked “if you were a girl, who would you date?”

73) The shocking fact that Jungkook demanded an apartment from Jimin as a graduation gift. Like, apartment? of all things? What kind of domesticity is this?

74) The way Jungkook takes care of Jimin even though he’s the younger one, and how Jimin is there when he’s the one seeking comfort.

75) I will never forget the Gayo Back hug, ever. I’ve mentioned back hug somewhere above, but this is different.This deserves a point of its own.

76) When Jimin took off one of his rings at the airport and gave it to jungkook.

77) When Jungkook stopped in front of Jimin during his part in For You at Osaka concert, and kind of directed the lyrics for Jimin. Jimin just couldn’t stop smiling afterward :(((
The lyrics are:
It smells like you
The road that I walk on
I plug my earphone to my status
My true feelings lie beyond there

78) When Jimin and Jungkook steered away from the bunch and instead opted for some alone on the cruise. people say you smile the brightest when you’re with someone you love, yes?

79) The fact that Jimin wanted to become napa cabbage after seeing Kook dressed up as a bunny, so he could eat him, albeit choosing to be cheese initially. What even is that statement lol 👣 

80) The morph of their dynamic. I kind of miss their old moments, when Jimin was bolder, more carefree, and Jungkook seemed to be too shy to reciprocate. (on camera). Now they have matured. They have grown up well. A wave of nostalgia sweeps over me. The transition of their relationship is extremely beautiful.

81) When Jimin became Jungkook’s makeup artist for a day, hovering around the set, even drawing a pic of a bird that’s used as a prop later.

82) their size difference might be exaggerated at times, but you really can’t deny that it is cute, even if it’s not much.

83) When Jungkook changed the lyrics in Spring Day to Jimin.                      
Like a small piece // Of Jimin // That floats in the air 

84) When Jungkook showed to the world what a sweet boyfriend he is,making jimin laugh, sitting him on his lap, hugging him on his birthday. Sweet sweet jungkookie.

85) Let’s state the obvious- 21CG choreos!!! i love how they evolved, just like their remarkable, legendary nmd lift.

86) Their sensual dance covers.

87) When Jungkook guides and encourages Jimin during games/missions.

88) The many times Jimin has been spotted wearing Jungkook’s clothes, despite the well-known fact that Jungkook doesn’t share clothes. Newsflash: Jungkook wears Jimin’s too!

89) We know Jungkook knows Jimin like the back of his hand, but that doesn’t mean that Jimin knows any less. I think they spend time together way too much.👣

90) How often the word “JIMIN” trips off Jungkook’s tongue- this what fascinates me the most. At one time he even mistook Jin for Jimin.

91) Jimin’s eagerness to kiss Jungkook for his Coming of Age, being the first one to hold out a hand for a game of Rock Paper Scissors. Bon Voyage season 1

92) When Jimin waited over an hour for Kook to finish filming BTS Flower Boy mini drama, even though he’d finished his part. Jimin couldn’t even stay mad at him for not telling, like how fond is he?


93) The fact that Jungkook is more than comfortable speaking in banmal with Jimin.He once said in Idol Party that he prefers talking in jeondaetmal (polite language) with his hyungs but look at the amount of times he’s dropped the honorific and called Jimin by his name. uhm, let’s talk about treating the other as equals?

94) Jimin and Jungkook, the human embodiment of Piske Usagi.

95) When Jungkook’s bro drew Jungkook as Muzi and Jimin as Con, the inseparable duo on Kakao. Bro knows. 👣

96) In Kkul FM 2016, When Jungkook and Jimin nearly intertwined their fingers . Scoffs bh seemed to think it’s okay to abruptly cut off their scene. What intrigues me most is that they weren’t even looking but their hands still somehow managed to find their way around. Also other instances they hold hands. I love how Jungkook’s slightly bigger hands envelop Jimin’s smaller ones. *Jimin’s pinky tho!*

97) How they’re destined to meet. The fact that they’re both from Busan, have matching moles, Jungkook’s bro named Junghyun and Jimin’s bro named Jihyun..imagine what would’ve happened had Jimin not been the last one to enter Bangtan.

98) When Jimin said he’d be looking at the ocean with Jungkook but Jungkook straight up rejected him and chose to go on a trip with his bro instead. It was quite a strong statement but a moment later Jungkook proved it wrong by reaching out and squeezing Jimin’s hand underneath the table, kinda like a reassurance that it’s all part of a joke. He cares. He truly does.

99) During Jin’s birthday prank at MAMA, these two couldn’t keep their hands off each other. The moment they entered the bathroom, they almost shut everything out-talking to themselves, picking on the cake- until the members gave them the signal to stop w/e they’re doing. Months later Mama kindly revealed another footage, this time consisting of just them, in the bathroom, jungkook right in the middle of buttoning up his jacket, wearing nothing underneath. How was I supposed to sit still?

100) When Jungkook and Jimin take skinship to a whole new level, or simply put, the times Jikook makes us question the real intention behind their acts and excessive skinship.

101) Last but not least, Perhaps my all time favorite moment- When Jungkook was caught observing Jimin’s every move, literally had his eyes only on him.

(Mark 1:17 onward)

I super love this video bc the song chosen matched so well with the situation- like they wanted to reach out but couldn’t so they stayed put, could only observe the other from far…

and that’s it!
thank you, you made it to the bottom of this post! In short, everything about jikook makes me feel content. I had thought of doing more  but despite my brain literally screaming at me “Include this! You forgot this!”, I had to stick to 101. Anyway, I hope this mends your longing hearts. Have a lovely day! Thank you for reading!

Bonus because I have to:

when the members revealed on BTS KKul FM 2017 that Jungkook bought a birthday present only for Jimin. Am I your favorite hyung?

When Jungkook, the youngest in the group, called Jimin who is 2 years older than him a baby. 애기야가자 !

Napstablook is the perfect unproblematic fave
  • they do literally nothing wrong
  • you can fight them, but they can’t be killed
  • they can’t be killed by ANYTHING, because they’re a ghost
  • so you don’t have to worry about your fave being killed off
  • you can’t bother or even interact with them on Genocide, so you can’t hurt them
  • you can fight them and keep a pacifist run cause they give you 0 or -1 EXP
  • they cried you a HAT
  • they lowered their HP just to be POLITE
  • when the fucking APOCALYPSE happens they are the only survivor other than you
  • LITERALLY
  • THEY JUST IGNORED THE FUCKING APOCALYPSE
  • THE ANGEL OF DEATH TAPPED ON THE WINDOW
  • AND THEY CLOSED THE BLINDS
  • AND WENT BACK TO MIXING MUSIC
  • they let you into their house and offer you a bunch of things even if you fought them
  • MTT would 100% approve of people loving Blooky
  • and MTT is right all the time

cons: (what there are CONS to this cinnamon roll???)

  • they’re sad a lot so that means your fave will be sad a lot

PROS TO THE CONS:

  • that only makes your fave even BETTER when they ARE happy!!
  • they seem pretty happy as a spooky DJ in the Pacifist ending

ENDING ARGUMENT:

look at this face.

how can you not love this tiny spoop

CONCLUSION:

10/10 pls love the spook child

Main points from Afterbuzz interview

Spoiler warning for season 4!

So Afterbuzz TV sat down with Lauren Montgomery, Joaquim Dos Santos and Jeremy Shada to review episodes 1 and 2 as well as discuss the season as a whole. Here’s a summary :)

*Note: a lot of this is paraphrased since I was taking notes as I was listening, but it’s as true to what was said as physically possible

  • About Keith (and Shiro):
    • Last season was a lot about building Keith’s confidence as a leader and then immediately he steps out of the role. Joaquim says Keith has always been reluctant to be in the leader position
    • Lauren says we have a situation where we have one paladin too many, something’s gotta give. Had Shiro stayed gone Keith would’ve absolutely stayed put, but with Shiro back Keith feels like he can’t fill those shoes, so he’s kinda pulling back to sort of force Shiro to step back in
    • Lauren is responsible for the Shiro & Keith cameo in the background of the Holt final photos before the Kerberos launch
    • Lauren calls Shiro Keith’s “guiding light”
    • Lauren says Shiro is going to have a “lot of development” 
    • Jeremy teases more backstory 
  • About Matt:
    • The fakeout at Matt’s grave was Joaquim’s idea
    • Steve Ahn’s birthday made it into the graveyard scene as Matt’s wrong birthday (or perhaps the coordinates? wasn’t clear)
    • Jeremy says he watched the graveyard scene not knowing anything since he wasn’t in that episode, and even he believed it for a second, despite Matt’s VA being around a lot to record lines
    • Lauren says she still gets affected and she’s known since day one that Matt will be back (”and he’s gonna be a rebel and he’s gonna be an action star!”)
    • Matt is a huge dork. He had to grow and evolve to survive but at the heart of it he’s still Pidge’s dork of a brother 
    • Matt was the only person Pidge could relate to growing up because she was way too smart for everyone else in her class, smarter even than her own teacher, so she had no one except her brother. And then he kinda left her behind, not intentionally or in a mean sense but still
    • Matt got into the Garrison on brainpower and he isn’t as powerful as some other characters. He very much fights like someone who isn’t a big guy (speed not strength)
  • About Lance:
    • Lance is all about being in the spotlight. The Voltron shows are everything he’s been waiting for
    • Jeremy says it was fun playing those more lighthearted episodes after the more serious growing and maturing from last season
    • Lance has a lightheartedness to him; Jeremy says that’s his favourite part of playing him
    • Lauren jokes that it’s all Jeremy’s fault cause he’s so good at playing Lance and if you’re mad that Lance is funny all hatemail goes to Jeremy
    • Joaquim says it’s tough with so many characters, but reiterates that every person will have their time in the spotlight
    • Regarding Lance’s pep talk to Allura at the end of the season, Lance knows when someone needs to step up, he’s a really good team player. He loves being the center of attention but he’s also able to pull back. Jeremy says the team is like a family now, and it’s that respect and care and love for everyone on the team that lets Lance be confident in saying stuff like “I know you can do this, it’s all you” as opposed to something like “I think I can do something!”
    • Lauren points out that Lance started in the blue lion which is a support lion, holds Voltron up, and he’s since graduated to the right hand which is like the ultimate support to the head. It’s a good indication of what’s beneath the surface, he’s really good at knowing everyone’s strengths, good team player
    • Joaquim adds that if you look deeper, Lance comes from a big family, and within the family dynamic he was probably very much that guy. But to people outside the family he wants to be seen as front and center
    • Jeremy says Lance is going to continue to grow, building on the more serious moments from this season and the one before. Lance becomes “a voice of reason” soon
  • About Lotor:
    • Lauren is to blame for Lotor dislocating his shoulder. They wrote themselves into a bit of a corner with that; they knew he had to get away but how? It’s not like he could drive with his mouth or pick the lock, the space cuffs don’t have locks. Joaquim says everyone cringed just looking at Lauren’s storyboards for that scene without even sound or anything
    • Lauren says Lotor is genuinely intelligent and we’ll eventually learn things about him “like maybe he’s not SUPER backstabby?”
    • [both Joaquim and Lauren are very tight lipped on Lotor backstory and relationship with Honerva etc]
  • Voice cast trivia: 
    • Josh Keaton voices Regris
    • Whenever there’s an extra lady voice it’s usually Kimberly Brooks or Cree Summer
    • Lauren recalls one amazing blooper when Rhys Darby (Coran) just got so frustrated with a line he cussed them out. Joaquim and Jeremy add that Rhys has this amazing way that he abandons a line, where he’ll just go dadadadada–awwh (“he deflates”). To be fair Rhys gets a lot of the hardest and most technical lines
    • Andrea Romano (the show’s retired voice director) did the robot voice at Matt’s grave–she has a tradition of doing computer voices (she was the batmobile for a long time)–and she also has done the Castleship’s voice as well as some helmet translations
    • Te-Osh was voiced by Lacey Chabert who does Nyma. She has a naturally high voice so they pitched her down for Te-Osh and found it turned out amazing
    • John DiMaggio voiced lieutenant Ozar as well as the bounty hunter and the illegal arms dealer from Reunion (There’s a cute story with Christine Bian–backgrounds and props supervisor–who is a huge Futurama fan so she came in the day John was recording and he was super nice and signed her things and as he left she yelled “Bender we love you!” and you hear down the hall “shut up baby I know it”)
  • The Blade of Marmora feel the most responsibility out of anyone to do whatever they can against the Galra given it’s their culture and they want to prove to everyone that they’re willing to go as far as it takes to right the wrongs, which unfortunately often leads to BoM operatives being not very long-lived
  • Joaquim says the grey alien from the mall goes to Earth every now and then for a round of abductions and then he resells everything, which is how he got all the game systems and Kaltenecker, etc
  • Pidge was determined to play her game and within a few months she had gathered everything to jury rig it so it’d work, and then of course Lance in typical Lance fashion jacked her game system the same way he jacked her headphones
    • The pixel artist they got to do the game is Michael Azzi, based in Brussels, and he came up with most of it on his own (that boss move at the end where the shot rotates was all his idea)
  • Any time the show goes Full Anime (the Kaltenecker scene, Matt and Allura’s meeting) it’s usually Steve Ahn’s doing
    • Joaquim says go watch Matt and Allura’s meeting in Japanese
  • The Voltron Show episode was very much their Ember Island Players episode. Joaquim says there’s a bit of a disconnect, that it was first and foremost an episode for them internally to come to terms with a lot of stuff, whereas a lot of people are saying “oh they’re speaking directly to us [the fans]” but that’s not the case. They’ve been thinking about this since a long time ago. Lauren says it was written and in production long before the fandom
  • Lauren would’ve loved to get to know the rebels a bit better and give Olia a proper introductions but just no time
Waiting

Draco was tired of waiting.

He came to the conclusion that waiting was the biggest waste one could do with their life.

And he had wasted a lot of his life already.

He had waited for his father to acknowledge him, to show him he was proud of his son.

He had waited for his mother to stand up to his father, whenever he had talked her down, whenever he had treated her like less than his wife.

He had waited for his friends to come to his rescue when he had needed them most, to save him from himself.

And he had waited for the stupid prat to notice him. Really notice him. To look beyond the petty insults and his sneering.

For years Draco had been waiting.

He had waited in vain. But not anymore.

Draco was sick of waiting.

What had he even waited for? For him to come to the right conclusion, when Draco hid his true intentions so well? For him to realise what was really going on?

He probably would have to wait forever.

No. He would have to take matters into his own hands. And whyever should he not?

Yes, it was time to act.

Draco focused on the mop of black hair across the Great Hall.

He was sick of waiting.

He got up, marched over to the Gryffindor table and grabbed Potter by his robes. Without waiting for his reaction, Draco started dragging him out of his seat.

There was a yelp and shouts of protest, but Draco didn’t care.

He was so sick of waiting.

“Malfoy, what are you doing?” Potter shouted, shoving at Draco’s hands.

Draco ignored him and dragged him out of the Great Hall.

He could hear Weasley and Granger shout something at him. He heard footsteps behind him, indicating that several people were following him. Potter was still trying to get out of his grip.

Draco had wanted to find a more secluded place to do what he wanted to do next, but when the shouts behind him only got louder, he turned around and glared at them.

“You want to watch? FINE! I don’t even care anymore!”

He tightened his grip on Potter’s robes as he pulled him towards him forcefully.

Because he was so tired of waiting.

His mouth crashed with Potter’s and suddenly everything went silent.

Draco had thought it would be rougher, that Potter would try to fight him more. Apparently he was just shocked. He stiffened as Draco moved his lips against the other boy’s. He buried his hands in his hair like he had dreamed of so many times.

He had waited for this so long. This was it.

Or was it?

Draco suddenly noticed Potter moving and braced himself to be pushed away at any second. Instead, tentative fingers curled around his hips to pull him closer.

Draco was sure there were gasps and murmuring, but he didn’t hear any of it.

His whole mind, his whole body was so consumed by Potter. Potter, who was kissing him back.

Yes. This was what he had been waiting for all this time.

If only he had stopped waiting sooner.

[App Review]—Beelinguapp

Is this more of an app review or a book review? Today I bring you a review of Beelinguapp, an audiobooks app for language learners.

Sometimes studying can be a boring drag and you just want to do something a little less tedious than drilling grammar or a ton of vocab flashcards. Maybe you want to get into reading books in your language of choice, but you’re worried that it might be too hard to just pick up a book written in your chosen language and read it without guidance. In that case, I could recommend this app to you!

As I already said, this is an audiobook app. There are free stories and paid ones both available to choose from. There are stories of all different types and difficulties, including classics and even sciency stuff, as you can see in the above image! The cool thing is that when you choose a story, you can also choose which languages to download it in! So far, I’ve downloaded all of my stories in English, Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese. When you go to listen to a story, you can choose what you want your learning language to be and what your reference language is. When you listen to the book, it will be read and displayed to you in the learning language, and you can do split screen so the learning language is on top and the reference language is on bottom. You can mix and match languages, so you could even have two learning languages up at once!

There are a lot of things you can play with as you read. As I already mentioned, there’s the split screen option, and there is a night mode, text magnifier, voice speed control, and text highlight that follows the reader. The text highlight sometimes isn’t timed correctly, however, and of course if the languages you have set as your learning and reference have different word order or other major grammatical differences, you won’t be able to really use the highlight to, for example, match words you don’t know. Still, the highlight does make it easier to follow where the speaker is in the text with your eyes even if the timing is a little off.

As for the actual audio quality, I’ve found it to be passable in all the stories and different languages I’ve tested so far, though some aren’t the absolute best quality. That isn’t to say the audio is bad, just that you can expect to hear some noise in some recordings. I’m assuming that the audio quality will be better with stories that you have to pay to download, but I’m too cheap so I haven’t tried any of those yet :B Anyway, in all of the stories I’ve listened to so far, the narrators speak at reasonable storytelling speeds, and if you aren’t super picky about audio quality, there should be no big problem.

The major downfall of this app is, in my opinion, the lack of a dictionary function. You can long-press words to add them to your own dictionary in the app… but then you have to add a meaning for the word yourself, which is obviously not too helpful at all if you don’t already know what the word means! Sure, maybe you could take a look at the reference language text to see what the word means, but these stories aren’t translated word-for-word and sometimes matching up words between different versions of the same text could be hard. What I think this app really needs is an easy-access dictionary that, if you long-press a word, it pulls up a dictionary entry for that word. Of course, since there are so many stories in so many languages on this app, providing dictionaries for all of them might be hard…

Verdict:

Ultimately, I think this is a pretty good app with a few flaws that, if fixed, would make this a really excellent language-learning tool!

PROS:

  • Multiple languages available
  • Can read along as you listen to the story
  • Can choose your display languages so you can even study more than one new language at once
  • Lots of little options to play with to optimize your experience

CONS:

  • No integrated dictionary :<
  • Audio quality is decent but a little lacking
  • Text highlighting sometimes isn’t synced properly


As always, happy studying <3

Ravenclaw: Are you okay?

Slytherin: Yeah. I’m okay. I’m

happy.

Slytherin: I’m just… Also kind

of scared.

Ravenclaw: Scared?

Slytherin: Everyone I care about

always ends up leaving me.

Ravenclaw: Don’t worry about that.

I’m not going anywhere.

Slytherin: *closes eyes* I hope

so.

Ravenclaw: *kisses Slytherin* You

don’t have to hope.

love
(noun)

         life’s cruelest kindness
         —  or perhaps
         its kindest         cruelty.

         all I know is
                                it hurts,

         but it’s     the kind of hurt
         that you don’t
                         want to stop—

         which is    good,   since
         it can’t be    “ stopped. ”

         it wouldn’t be love
         if it could.

anonymous asked:

Wait, so I'm confused, do you hate RT or not? Like you blog about them constantly, but also you seem to take very serious issue with them (mainly that thing about the editor work review)

This is a pretty loaded question. I love RT with all my heart, I really do. It’s been my main source of entertainment for years, and it’s how I met almost all of my internet friends. If you take a look around my room, it is literally plastered with RT posters and half my closet is RT shirts. Really, my blog is dedicated to it. So yeah, I like RT. 

However, they make plenty of choices I don’t agree with. We’ve all seen the drama surrounding Kathleen, Shane, and RWBY. The common thread between all of them is how RT treats its people. Employees seem overworked and management seems incompetent. There isn’t much thought put into the people, which frankly, bothers me. When looking at other reviews of RT on Glass Door (the site that original work review was from), they all pretty much say the same thing. It’s a fun place to work but there’s no room for career growth and you’re always overworked. There is no paid overtime despite how many hours the animators are working. Another review on Glass Door said that “people would pay to mop our floors,” and its true. I bet there are some fans out there that would absolutely do it. However that doesn’t excuse the fact that their actual employees should be compensated for the work they do. Not everyone is Monty Oum and can sit in front of a computer and animate for 80 hours a week, and that’s not a bad thing. Just because some of your employees are young and starstruck to be working at RT doesn’t mean they should be allowed to take advantage of them by underpaying and overworking them.

In addition to the way they treat their employees, I also don’t like the queerbaiting within RWBY. From promising us there would be LGBT characters from almost the day the show started coming out, to now, 5 years later, there has not been a single character revealed to be LGBT. Nothing. Not even in the background of the dance. They could have casually had boys dancing with boys, girls dancing with girls. Whatever. Instead, every time the question is brought up now, Miles hides behind his cover of not being comfortable with writing relationships, despite Jaune/Pyrrha and Nora/Ren both pretty much being canon by the end of volume 4. Its frankly disgusting and honestly only the tip of the iceberg for the list of problems I have with RWBY. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t love the show. I still will watch it and enjoy the parts I can.

I also despise RTs strategy of just letting everything blow over. RT is literally allergic to giving a statement in regards to anything controversial surrounding it. And you know what the worst part is? It totally fucking works. Eventually, people forget about the discourse and it all gets swept under the rug. Burnie has even talked about it on the RT podcast before (when the Fine Brothers were going through that React World thing). From a business standpoint, its a great idea. However, as a fan, that really fucking sucks. I want to hear a “sorry” from them every once in a while or an acknowledgement of things they have screwed up. Even this year, I’ve heard RTX was a shitshow. Ticket prices are higher than even some of the most popular conventions. Lines are unbearably long (to the point where some people were having medical problems). Some people waited almost the entire day on Friday to get their badges. However, we’ve heard nothing from RT apologizing for how the convention was run this year and I doubt we ever will. 

Don’t idolize the things you love. Don’t put them up on a pedestal. Don’t think that they can literally do no wrong. RT is a company made up of human beings, who screw up just like you and me. They’ve messed up before and they certainly will again. When they do fuck it up, it’s our responsibility to call them out on it.

husband highs — tom h.

Originally posted by tsseract

author’s note: GUYS IM SCREAMING because i hit 1k and wow i just wanted to thank you guys by posting something. i love YOU THANK YOU FOR READING MY STUFF and since i never leave a link to my masterlist i thought i should this time so here it is.  → masterlist


  • tom would be the most extra fiance ever like he wouldn’t ever not talk about how he’s engaged to the most beautiful girl ever
  • LOL WHO AM I KIDDING HE’D SAY YOU GUYS ARE MARRIED
  • especially in interviews like he’d be on press tour to promote his movie and the interviewer would slip in a congratulatory and tom would be like
    • “thank you, thank you so much, really. i’m happy, my wife is amazing”
  • and the interviewer would be like tf i thought this kid was engaged
    • “it says here you announced your engagement yester-”
    • “WE’RE MARRIED”
  • and you’d always tell tom that he couldn’t go around telling people you two were married when you two JUST GOT ENGAGED
  • it was sending mixed signals everywhere
  • especially since tom liked to wear a ring on his wedding finger
  • he’d just wanted everyone to know that he was taken because if you had a ring showing the entire world that you were his, why couldn’t he have one to show off he was yours???
  • it was the cutest thing ever and it never failed to make you smile whenever you saw his hand 
  • anyways since he had to finish filming a movie and do a press tour you guys decided that your wedding would be after he finished both
  • that’s probably one of the reasons he couldn’t shut up about you to everyone because he was SO EXCITED
  • while he was away he’d always facetime you
  • sometimes he’d be so hyper
    • “HI MY BEAUTIFUL GIRL GUESS WHAT TODAY IS??
    • “it’s the second-”
    • “THAT’S RIGHT WE GET MARRIED IN 184 DAYS”

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