king of everything etc

benignmilitancy  asked:

Maybe I'm biased or something, but I can't say I'm fond of Flynn's writing. Even now when it's infinitely better than what it used to be, there still seem to be moments where he gives characters slight mean streaks.

I too don’t really think it’s all it’s cracked up to be by his fans.

I mean yeah, it’s general quality has come on leaps and bounds post-reboot but I really don’t think that much of the post-#160 era was as solid as it’s made out to be.

During that era, we still saw…

- House of Cards. ‘Nuff said.

- Rampant Sonally BS that HAD to be inserted into stories without rhyme or reason a lot of the time and which was a big contributor to Sonic’s utter ruination as a character.

- Arbitrary introductions into character backstories that had no prior hinting at whatsoever i.e Espio being a spy all along, Geoffrey collaborating with Naugus etc.

- KING SHADOW.

- Everything about Scourge.

- Blatant Sally favoritism/Shilling.

- Blatant Lara-Su favoritism/Shilling.

- As you said, Sonic having a nasty streak a mile long. Which is very much OoC considering a competently-characterized Sonic…doesn’t really have a mean bone in his entire body.

- Silver being portrayed as an utter idiot.

- Rouge being portrayed as a complete bitch.

- Blaze being portrayed as an utter pushover a lot of the time.

-  Charmy being “re-characterized” into being more in-line with his SEGA self…by making him mentally disturbed/Brain damaged via Egg Grape exposure. Getting across the implication that such afflictions turn people into acting like loony children and using it as a means of recharacterization and having other characters be amused by it is incredibly offensive.

….yeah. The above is just a condensed list of the things that were wrong with Flynn’s writing and which make me firmly believe that he wasn’t quite the miracle to the comic his fanboys/girls proclaim him to be.

An improvement compared to Penders and Bollers? Well yeah in general.

An utter revolution and the best writer this franchise has ever seen?

Hell no.

Thor’s Insecurities

Allow me to expand more on Thor’s insecurities cos it’s 2:30 am and I’m not sleeping for the foreseeable future so!

Basically Thor used to think he was top of everything. King of the World top of the food chain, untouchable etc etc. Naturally he believed so much in his own superiority that he never doubted anything. Not his friendships, not his love life. NOTHING. He figured that he was so awesome that nobody could possibly see any flaws in him.

Then he was sent to Midgard as a mortal and boy howdy that changed EVERYTHING. Thor was forced to rethink everything he knew about everything and basically rewrite his own history and his view points about the world around him. While on Midgard he realized very quickly that he was not “King of the World’ as he had once believed and that maybe justttttt  maybe people had bigger issues with him than they might have never stated before. Worrying that he would not listen and/or just brush them off.

So nowadays Thor has some insecurity issues hidden deep down inside of himself. He wonders, constantly whether people actually love him or they just tell him they do to placate him. He understands now that he is a very flawed being and that he might have come off as intimidating even brutal beforehand and he deeply regrets it.

Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce that the next project will be a fan book of letters and art for Conrad. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to share with Conrad, now’s your chance!

What is this project about?
The fan book is going to be a compilation of letters and artwork from fans. Once everything is put together, I’ll have the book professionally-printed. I’m planning on giving it to Conrad sometime around his birthday, but if he leaves The King and I before then, I’ll give it to him before he leaves the show. I’ll also upload a pdf of the book online for everyone to see.

What are the rules/guidelines?

  • You can submit one letter and up to two pieces of artwork. The art can be of Conrad or any of the characters he’s played in Here Lies Love, The King and I, How to Get Away with Murder, etc. Everything must be PG-rated. Anything that I deem inappropriate will not be accepted.
  • The art can be something you’ve posted before or newly created just for this book. Keep in mind that the dimensions of the book will be 8.5" x 11" (the size of a regular sheet of computer paper).
  • Letters should be sent as a Microsoft Word document. Art can be sent in any file format. At the bottom of your letter or artwork, please write your first name and where you’re from (your state if you live in the U.S. or your country if you live outside the U.S.).
  • Email your letters & art to conradricamoraproject@gmail.com by Sunday, November 15th. In the subject line, please write your name/your url. For example, the subject of my email would read “Antara / nycswiftie”. (If you don’t have a tumblr, then include your twitter handle.)
  • If you are okay with me proofreading your letter for typos or grammatical errors, then in your email write, “You can proofread.” I’ll edit any mistakes and show you the edited document before I include it in the book. If you DON’T want me to proofread/edit, then write, “Don’t proofread.”
  • If you don’t want your letter or art to be made public, then let me know in the email. The only people who will see what you submit are me, tossmymagicgoldenhair (who is helping me with this project), and of course, Conrad.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to message me. (If you don’t have tumblr, you may also contact me on twitter @AntaraC.) Can’t wait to get all of your submissions!

Conrad Ricamora Fan Book

Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce that the next project will be a fan book of letters and art for Conrad. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to share with Conrad, now’s your chance!

What is this project about?
The fan book is going to be a compilation of letters and artwork from fans. Once everything is put together, I’ll have the book professionally-printed. I’m planning on giving it to Conrad sometime around his birthday, but if he leaves The King and I before then, I’ll give it to him before he leaves the show. I’ll also upload a pdf of the book online for everyone to see.

What are the rules/guidelines?

  • You can submit one letter and up to two pieces of artwork. The art can be of Conrad or any of the characters he’s played in Here Lies Love, The King and I, How to Get Away with Murder, etc. Everything must be PG-rated. Anything that I deem inappropriate will not be accepted.
  • The art can be something you’ve posted before or newly created just for this book. Keep in mind that the dimensions of the book will be 8.5" x 11" (the size of a regular sheet of computer paper).
  • Letters should be sent as a Microsoft Word document. Art can be sent in any file format. At the bottom of your letter or artwork, please write your first name and where you’re from (your state if you live in the U.S. or your country if you live outside the U.S.).
  • Email your letters & art to conradricamoraproject@gmail.com by Sunday, November 15th. In the subject line, please write your name/your url. For example, the subject of my email would read “Antara / nycswiftie”. (If you don’t have a tumblr, then include your twitter handle.)
  • If you are okay with me proofreading your letter for typos or grammatical errors, then in your email write, “You can proofread.” I’ll edit any mistakes and show you the edited document before I include it in the book. If you DON’T want me to proofread/edit, then write, “Don’t proofread.”
  • If you don’t want your letter or art to be made public, then let me know in the email. The only people who will see what you submit are me, tossmymagicgoldenhair (who is helping me with this project), and of course, Conrad.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to message me. (If you don’t have tumblr, you may also contact me on twitter @AntaraC.) Can’t wait to get all of your submissions!