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The experience of fandom, especially in the age of the internet, is one of binge reading: most new fans, upon discovering fanfic, gobble it down. The first story you read is usually an eyebrow raiser; shocking, maybe a bit embarrassing. “What is this craziness? Do people really do this? I don’t think I like it. Are they all like this? Let me just look at one more …” And then the next thing you know, it’s four in the morning, it’s three days later, it’s ten years on. You are at your friend’s house, and the floor around you is covered with zines. You are on the internet, and you haven’t showered in days. Your browser history is a dreadful embarrassment. You’ve read roughly forty-five thousand stories, some of them amazing, many of them terrible, and you now have all sorts of opinions about tropes and genres. You have developed a particular taste in fanworks. You really like femslash, or hurt/comfort, or cavefic, or long, plotty gen. But I guarantee you this: no matter what you like, and no matter how much there is of it–there isn’t enough of it

And so some readers (and some of you) will start to write. You’ll write the thing you want to read, because how hard can it be? You can do better than that story you read last night. And that other story you read was okay–except, you know what would have been really good? You know what would have been great? This. This is gonna be great.

– Francesca Coppa, The Fanfiction Reader: Folk Tales for the Digital Age (ix-x)

yknow what. it’s in the am hours. ive had at least 2 alcoholic beverages tonighit. and i have decided that once im out of tech school im gonna get a degree in ye olde literature just so i can write a groundbreaking paper about how cu chulainn (the actual myth one not the anime one) is a fucking trans icon. my guy is incredibly trans. lets just take a good look at the facts here folks

-these stories were written down by monks with an obviously christian agenda they edited the story to adhere to, in some parts more obviously so than others. considering the roman catholic hatred of trans people at the time, it would not be unreasonable to assume that if cu chulainn was in fact trans in the originals that were being written down said monks would attempt to cover that up by making him cis.

-dude changed his name which is a very trans™ thing 2 do obviously

-the whole thing with the curse and how he was the only one ready to throw the fuck down while all the other men were in bed with the pains of birth like this is such a classic example of using gendered language in magic shenanigans to ur advantage

-often described as being small & beardless “this is supposed to show he’s young” but is it really??? it’s not uncommon for masculine women to be mistaken for young men and him being both notably small and unable to grow a beard is brought up several times in text. either way it’s not like being young and being trans are mutually exclusive. really makes you think.

-alright here’s the big kicker that really says Cu Chulainn Is Trans 2 me in big shiny letters: he had to prove himself as Really Being That Tough over & over again to a frankly ridiculous degree. multiple times (at least 2 in the tain bo cuailnge that i can remember rn) there’s some enemy fuck who knows god damn well the one in front of them is cu mother fucking chulainn who has been absolutely obliterating his enemies by the hundreds but the moment they see him & notice he’s beardless (again, this is usually interpreted as meaning he’s young but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case) they’re like “nah I’m not fighting that get me a real enemy” and cu has to put on a fake beard to convince them he really is A Big Tough Dude Who Can Kick Your Ass. another time in the tain cu used his sick sword skills to make a fool of someone who was mocking him and the fucking idiot didn’t stop even after cu literally shaved the guys head clear & cut off his clothes with a sword. there’s one story (called bricriu’s feast) of a competition where cu easily beat everyone by a wide margin in everything they compete in but none of the other contestants wanted to accept the result so they kept bringing in other judges trying to get someone other than cu to be declared winner. 

there’s this really weird refusal of people in the ulster cycle to accept that cu chulainn is as good at things as he is (specifically things considered masculine like fighting) and idk about all yall but that really fucking screams good old fashioned transphobia to me lads. like trans folks are still dealing with this shit in modern day with athletes not being allowed to compete with their own fucking gender bc it ~wouldnt be fair~ or other such nonsense. this fuck shit with ppl absolutely refusing to acknowledge cu as possibly being good at Man Things is incredibly Trans Relatable™.

-ALSO i just remembered this but there’s also at least one and i’m pretty sure more than one time where cu talks to people who are like “yea we’re trying to hunt down cu chulainn” and they don’t realise he is in fact that very same cu chulainn or are even remotely suspicious of him which would make a lot more sense if they mistook him for a woman

in conclusion: hes trans

♥ “ sweet nothing’s ” meme

  • you’re a masterpiece
  • i could just eat you up
  • you’re the most beautiful thing i’ve ever seen
  • just let me look at you
  • do you realize how perfect you are ?
  • you are a work of art
  • you deserve to be treated like a prince/princess
  • i love everything about you
  • you are my world
  • perfection…
  • do you believe me when i say you’re beautiful ?
  • i love these lips
  • i could stare at you all day
  • you are my everything
  • you’re an angel
  • you’re mine
  • tell me i’m yours
  • let me make you feel good
  • i want you so bad
  • how bad do you want me ?
  • don’t hide from me
  • let me see you

i haven’t even thought about how Check, Please! will probably end with Bitty’s graduation like 93% of me is literally expecting to see the comic go all the way to Next Gen SMH ft. Bitty and Jack’s children touring the Haus and being like “Is it true that the attic is haunted and the ghosts touch your butt” and Bitty going like “Okay honey I know Uncle Ransom has a Ph. D. but not everything he says is true.”

The new frogs find Jack in the kitchen, with a baby on his hip, squinting at a cabinet that has apparently been re-filled with Sriracha bottles, and one of them nearly trips over his own feet and says, “Oh God I’ve been at the library too much I’m hallucinating Jack Zimmermann in my kitchen.” 

Jack: Oh, that’s me. Sorry, your captain let me in? I’m just looking, my husband and I used to live–”
Frog: (incoherent screaming)

Friendly reminder that -

  • Percy’s neutral expression is a natural brooding look that he gets from Poseidon
  • That when he does smile it’s crooked and makes him look like a trouble maker
  • When he talks it’s usually very sarcastic and/or impertinent 
  • His inner monologue is actually very negative and while we, as the readers, take it as a joke he’s usually pretty pessimistic for a good portion of the time
  • That when he’s fighting his expression is fierce and is hard to tell whether he is the good guy or not
  • That Leo Valdez equated Percy’s angry expression to the feeling he gets when Jason is about to shoot lightning. Let me repeat - just the look on Percy’s face when he’s angry was considered on par to Jason controlling flipping lightning
  • That he’s very very vindictive and loyal only to those he considers his friends and once you lose his trust it is nearly impossible to earn back 
  • That while he had the curse of achilles, he laughed crazily while he was single handedly destroying hordes of monsters
  • He made an entire volcano erupt, awakened a giant, and almost wiped out the northwest of the united states
  • He tortured a godess just so she would feel his misery
  • That he’s actually very manipulative and it made Annabeth step back for a moment and reevaluate her perception of him
  • That while his dark side came to it’s peak in house of hades and wasn’t mentioned in blood of olympus, there was no confirmation that it suddenly and completely disappeared after they left Tartarus.
  • Has been the child of the prophecy twice.
  • He manipulated Bob to kill his own brother by simply convincing him that they were friends and that is what friends did for each other
  • He was physically abused by his step father
  • That with absolutely no training at all he killed the minotaur with it’s own horn at the mere age of twelve
  • He wins a good majority of his fights by simply outsmarting his opponent 
  • He has scared not only Annabeth but his friends and peers on more than one occasion with his attitude and powers
  • That he’s considered extremely powerful for a demigod and for a child of the big three and makes the gods slightly nervous
  • That when he’s upset his powers act to mimic his emotions without him even trying
  • Has been offered immortality
  • That he is actually really sorta intimidating without trying 
  • That we need to stop reducing Percy’s character to a happy-go-lucky comic relief goofball that doesn’t know his left foot from right because he is so much more than that

snagged with permission from a lovely gentleman in the sense8 facebook group.  his caption:

“I met them in Times Square a few days before season 2 was released…as you can see I was extremely excited and very uncomfortable because I hate asking celebrities for pictures. Lol Toby was so happy and sweet! I’m in love with him!”

Iplier Seating Chart Anaylsis

Ok lets just look at the seating arrangement for a second…

So going off the idea that Dark and Wilford are the heads of the table, lets break this down:

The Host was literally at Dark’s right hand with googleplier to his left which could represent a hierachy of their importance to Dark.

Then on the other end of the table we see Wilford has Bim Trimmer at his right hand with the Silver Shepherd at his left.

Leaving Dr. Iplier and Ed Edgar in the middle… Mr. King of the Squirrels left out the picture, and Septiplier dying in a corner…

What if the arrangement was based on alliances amongst the egos?

anonymous asked:

I was rewatching Space mall and I noticed Lance seems younger when he is with Pidge collecting coins. I just love him so much.

!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THERE ARE MOMENTS WHEN LANCE LOOKS REALLY YOUNG I KNOW HERE LET ME JUST–

look at my child I love him to death ♥

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this pissed me off.

you guys know I don’t hesitate to call bioware out on their bullshit when it comes to female characters (see: no boob EDI). but listen… I like Sara’s face. yeah the eyes are staring right into my soul, but otherwise, it’s fine! a human face! cool!
and then someone who probably downloads “pretty cassandra” mods comes and expects a goddamn cookie for making Sara look…… what? acceptable?

it’s not even the makeup around the eyes or the softened hair… THE NOSE. THE JAWLINE. THE EYEBROWS. everything that makes Sara look like Sara and not another hot_female_character is gone!

I fucking hate it. I am bored to death with pretty and cute and soft female characters.
we have this cool motherfucking technology to design and animate and you still wanna go with this sameface bullshit? 


I just had to… try and draw it out, but I am still angry.

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Yes! It’s confirmed! FAIRY TAIL’s FINAL SEASON of the ANIME will air next year! I’m so happy to hear the news but I’m still sad to see that FT is going to end this week. Well, that’s life.. I guess… Let’s just look forward to Hiro-sensei’s new work.  ♡ ~(‘▽^人)

i have so many headcanons about bendy and the ink machine. specifically what the cartoon was like

i like to think that boris was a wolf that was looked down by everybody because of how “stupid” he was. this is the olden days where mental illnesses weren’t recognized so much and the ones that were were viewed as dangerous. so once boris’ parents passed on nobody was really willing to be there with him. he has managed to get some work, but it doesn’t pay much. and he’s so very lonely. he just wants a friend. a best friend even! how great would that be? but nobody wants him around… 

then he came across a local church that was warning people about summoning demons. about how horrible it was the terrible cost to pay. but boris heard that when you summon a demon you can get anything as long as the proper price can be payed. boris doesn’t have much, but a best friend is priceless! somebody to have fun with and play board games and go to the movies and help comfort each other when they’re down. boris was willing to pay whatever terrible cost to get a best friend. 

it takes a long time, but after lots a research and some shady deals has everything he needs to summon a demon.., no, his new best friend!! he performs the ritual, citing the proper words when the candles around him go out despite there being no wind. a chill fills the air and the candles relit with black fire. a dark cloud starts building in the center of the circle and grows taller. boris briefly wonders if this was a good idea when POOF. the clouds disperse and there stands a short demon, his face is blank. then he blinks and glances around the room. he spots boris who has scooted back a few feet and looking a bit scared. the demon grins. he walks towards boris, closing the distance between them. boris is in too much shock to move. and then the demon sticks out his hand, still smiling but never speaking a word. after a couple seconds boris catches on and grabs the demons’ hand, allowing him to pull him up from the floor. 

once boris is up on his feet the demon starts shaking his hand and looks quite pleased. boris grins and shakes his hand back. after a few seconds the demon lets go and stands back a little, looking at boris expectantly. 

boris starts, “my name is boris! what’s yours?”

the demon lifts and waves his hand above his head. sparkly letters appear spelling out ‘bendy’. 

“that’s a nice name! so, um, i was wondering if you could help me?”

bendy nods, smiling a bit wider

“could you be, um, sorry if this is silly, but will you be my best friend?”

bendy’s smile drops and he blinks a couple of times. he’s never heard of such a strange request before, but then his smile returns full force and he nods again enthusiastically. this could be fun

boris is beside himself with happiness. he’s got a new best friend!! how exciting! he tries to hug his new friend, but bendy steps back out of reach. boris is a bit confused. bendy twirls his hand in a circle looking at boris like hes expecting more. boris remembered that one important detail.

“oh! um, well, what do you want in return?”

bendy smile widens. this stupid wolf just gave him free reign over what he could ask for. he could ask for his soul and then drag him back to hell. or ask for him to gather people so he could take their souls and take them back to hell. …but it has been a long time since he has been in the living world. he doesn’t want to leave so quickly. 

while bendy thinks his face takes on an expression of deep thought. boris starts thinking about the things he could probably give up. his home? would living on the streets be worth it? umm, lets just look over all the other options first. his life? ehh… his senses? sight or hearing? taste? would those be good? …what could a demon do with a sense of taste? no, it should be something useful. his job? well, uh….maybe. then boris was struck with a thought

“at the bakery i work at,“ bendy glances up, “we make lots of desserts and the workers are allowed to take home a couple after work. i could give those to you? would that be enough?”

bendy blinks and thinks it over. he’s always loved human food, especially sweets. but that doesn’t cut it for all the boris is asking for-

“and i suppose i could let you stay at my house, and provide meals?”

that’s better. not only would he be gifted meals, but he has been given permission to stay in the living world. for all that’s provided its just barely enough, but hey, boris didn’t state that he had to be a good best friend now did he?

bendy looks at boris and grins while nodding. boris has got that look on his face again that looks like he’d explode with excitement. he holds out his hand.

“so its a deal?”

bendy grabs his hand and shakes. boris feels a weird sensation creep through his hand and into his entire body. he suppresses a shiver as he feels the weirdness settle in his chest. the candles light shifts from black to yellow and the air loses its chill. boris blinks at the sudden shift, but then smiles widely and gathers bendy up into a hug. bendy’s smile looks strained, but he allows it. 

and then over the course of the cartoon you see all the wacky adventures they go through, mainly spurred by bendy’s trickster nature. and then as they spend more and more time together bendy behavior starts to shift. you dont spend several months with an oblivious wolf who is kind to a fault without something changing. 

the tricks he pulls on boris start becoming less harsh and he starts pulling pranks on the people who hurt boris. they get mad at him and say that he should keep that thing under check. boris gets really mad at that comment and says that bendy is just having fun and they shouldnt be so cruel. and they keep arguing and of course bendy hears it all. he’s never heard boris so angry before and at that moment he realizes just how much he means to boris. he vows to pull even more tricks against those nasty jerks. 

and more episodes pass as bendy keeps up his promise to himself until an episode called, “boris is missing” happens. obviously, boris is missing leaving bendy quite confused. he’s not in the house anywhere and although its boris’ day off bendy checks his work too. he’s not there either. bendy tries not to worry about it, but then he remember those jerks who would hurt boris and he wonders if maybe they took things too far and he’s hurt somewhere. so he went to the hospital to check, but they say they dont have him. he’s starting to panic at this point, because boris is always around with bendy and for him to just disappear like this… something must be wrong. 

he checks all the alleyways. nothing. he checks the stores. nothing. the park, the library, the entire town. nothing. bendy just feels straight panic. has he been kidnapped? is he trapped in somebodies cellar? is he in some trunk of a car heading out of town? aaaaaaah, calm down, uhh, maybe there are some clues at the house he missed? a note stating where he went? bendy runs back to his house. he opens the door and

BOO

bendy silently screams and falls back. he looks up and boris is standing above him. he had a wide smile on his face which dropped into deep concern once he saw bendy’s face. he immediately starts apologizing and saying he didn’t mean to startle him so much, bendy pulled lots of pranks so he thought he’d prank him too. it was stupid he shouldn’t have done that, he didn’t think bendy would get so scared from a boo. 

boris is kneeling by bendy as he keeps saying sorry and bendy’s expression is blank as he tries to understand everything. after about half a minute it clicks and bendy starts shaking. boris becomes even more worried cause oh my gosh, i just ruined this friendship and he’s shaking in anger and why did i think this was a good idea? but then bendy tilts his head back and he’s laughing so hard that tears are streaming down his face. and now boris is the one who’s confused. he isn’t sure what to do when bendy wraps his arms around him and he realizes with shock that for the first time bendy is hugging him. he gladly hugs back. 

and in the episodes after that bendy hugs boris a lot more often and becomes more touchy-feely in general. he still pulls a few pranks on boris, but they’re incredibly mild. like when he pies boris in the face but boris is happy saying that its his favorite flavor. and when anybody tries to hurt boris like before for some ‘strange’ reason something horrible happens to that person. such as when mr. tiller called boris a useless moron and somehow a piano landed on his head. people learned quickly to stop harassing boris. 

and the show goes on like that with bendy and boris being best friends and getting into shenanigans. 

so now bendy wouldnt trade boris for anybody in the world. and he’d get awfully mad if, say, boris had his chest ripped open. oh, he’d want to hurt whoever did that to his best friend in the worst way possible. 

OKAY BUT SO MUCH HAS CHANGED KNOWING WHAT WE KNOW IN EPISODE 10???

victor was just chillin at this banquet and this guy who lost miserably shows up and starts a dance off?? this is a formal ass banquet like

and he starts this wild dance off and takes off his jacket and yurio joins in and victor is havin a good time in the background

and theN VICTOR JOINS HIM. and let me just say victor looks like he is having SO MUCH FUN. LOOK AT HOW HAPPY HE IS.

like this boring banquet turns into victor finding this adorable guy who gets drunk and starts a dance off and strips and pole dances, and they dance together and they’re already so happy and comfortable together, having so much fun. and this guy dances on him and grinds on him and tells him all about japan and where he’s from and how he should be his coach. and victor is GONE he is HEAD OVER FUCKING HEELS.

then victor after GPF he has kinda lost motivation and doesn’t know what’s next. and then this video goes viral of some guy skating his routine from GPF. AND IT’S THE ADORABLE DRUNK GUY FROM THE PARTY. so now victor is like time to take up his offer.

he shows up in his hot spring and is like time to be your coach!!!!

and then all his advances

make so much more sense. he probably just ends up thinking “he’s probably more shy when he’s sober!” but he does think that yuuri remembers it. and he’s so confident in his eros because BOY HE HAS SEEN IT.

victor wasn’t just teasing with a flirty personality. this was legitimate flirting. victor has been trying to get with yuuri this whole time.

we thought yuuri was chasing after victor, hoping for victor to notice him…. but in reality victor was chasing yuuri. he flew across the globe chasing after him. 

How They Would React to You Getting Hurt

Leonardo:

Originally posted by mayavich

He wants to know everything. How you got hurt. Who hurt you. Where you got hurt. Was it one of his brothers? LEO NEEDS TO KNOW OKAY GIVE HIM THE ANSWERS THIS POOR BABY IS WORRIED SICK ABOUT YOU. You could probably get special treatment out of him for days.


Raphael:

Originally posted by raphy-the-turtle

Like Leo, Raph wants to know everything, and if it WAS someone who hurt you, you best believe hE’S GOING OUT THERE AND KICKING SOME MOTHERFUCKING ASS BECAUSE NO ONE HURTS HIS QUEEN AND GETS AWAY WITH IT OKAY SOMEONE DISRESPECTS YOU THEY DISRESPECT HIM


Donatello:

Originally posted by stinger014g

“Babe, sweetie, honey, cutie, LET ME JUST LOOK AT IT PLEASE”

“DONNIE NO I’M FINE” Dr. Donnie is on the case. don’t want that to get infected do we. He’ll also give you the specialist of treatment and totally make you wrap up in blankets w hot coco (even if you have just a bruise.) and for his own piece of mind, just let him look at it.


Michelangelo:

Originally posted by loreenya

Funny faces, kisses, cuddles and aLL OF THE JOKES YOU COULD ASK FOR BECAUSE THIS BABE KNOWS THAT LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE. I MEAN LOOK AT HIM YOU’RE TELLING ME HE WONT TRY HIS HARDEST TO MAKE YOU FEEL 100X BETTER