like a gollum

I really like villainous characters and I really like heroic characters.  I would honestly find so much of the Discourse much less annoying if we could all be chill with there being really complex, interesting, dynamic characters on both sides rather than acting like a preference for the bad guys makings you a deep intellectual and liking the good guys makes you a dumb golden retriever… and by the same account a preference for the heroic characters doesn’t make you a wonderful person by default and ppl who like villains into gollum caricatures.

Summary of the 80s Voltron

  • Allura gets cut *Keith throws flowers at her*
  • LoWtoRE
  • Pidge sounding like a gollum “pWinCEss mY pREcIouS”
  • haggar u’ve looked better tbh /:
  • hAYYYYYYgar
  • keith: *long ass inner monolgue trying to convince himself he’s straight* shUT UPPPP 
  • ugly sobbing…by me
  • the white girl is dead!!! me: hmm yeah ok
  • lance……..ur so white
  • pidge is a fucking boss gremlin
  • keith man pain……….again
  • hunk the orange paladin
  • pidge and their fucking G R E N A D E
  • defeated….by wind
A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Kiss Me (3)

[A/N: Last chapter for today! If you go to my page you’ll see that I’ve left a little question asking what you’d like to see in the following chapters! (I don’t want to spoil anything but the chapter after this one will have kind of Jughead POV scene or scenes)

I’m really enjoying writing this one but obviously I want you guys to enjoy it too and I want to write the kind of stuff that you want to see! I hope you enjoy this one guys! Also I love it when you guys leave comments, it really makes my day (read that as: I need constant validation to ensure that I am happy). 

Also see if you can find the Fall Out Boy lyrics in this chapter! (Hint: It’s not very subtle)]

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How to Give Your Story “Heart”

Here’s where things get fluffy. This is the moment you unleash your feelings, tap into your inner light, and weep onto the page, using your sparkling tears as ink. Ready?

Originally posted by pajamasafterdark

Edna would never allow us to do that. And that’s good, because contrary to conventional wisdom, that’s not how you give your story heart. We’re going to do it the real way.

So if it isn’t raw emotion, what is “heart”?

1) It’s what your character NEEDS (not wants).

2) It’s the HIDDEN STORYLINE.

3) It’s what you want to TEACH.

Those sound intimidating, I know. But if you don’t treat it like a mystical magic, it’s very doable.

So, what do those mean?

1) NEED =

Your character has flaws that are ruining their life and future, right? Flaws in their heads that only hurt themselves, flaws in their characters that hurt other people. Something is missing within them, something they don’t understand, something they need to learn. Once they realize their flaws, and learn the thing that will overcome those flaws, their lives will be saved.

Take Mr Fredrickson from Up. He’s so grumpy and stubbornly stuck in the past, he’s willing to leave a small child clinging to the porch of his flying house, rather than let him into his life.

He needs to learn that in order to live a fulfilling life again, he must let go of the past, and go have another adventure. Which Ellie helps him learn.

Great. Now I’m crying.

2) HIDDEN STORYLINE =

It’s what the story is really about. The journey going on below the action-y surface. It’s your character’s inner change from one kind of person to a (hopefully) better kind. The reader believes the story is about the tangible goal, and the actions taken to reach it — the surface. Yet inwardly, they’re processing the hero’s inner journey too. It’s sneakily hidden from them.

On the surface, Hamilton is about a revolution and the founding of a nation.

Underneath all that, it’s about a guy learning what a worthwhile legacy really is, and how to build one.

3) TEACHING =

Storytelling is the most powerful teaching method ever devised. Scientifically speaking, teaching is the purpose of stories, whether we like it or not. This fact usually makes people react like Gollum when approached by nasty hobbitses.

“Moralizing, precious? We hates it!”

Which is a reflex aversion that I understand, and have shared in the past. Books and movies that teach something positive are scorned and mocked in the world of “high literature” too. But when I thought about what stories have done for me, and why they were capable of it, my opinion changed. 

Tangled saved my life. If I had never seen that movie, I would still be in a horrible cult-like situation which I’d been trapped in for twelve years.

Narnia helped me escape depression.

The Harry Potter books were my home and my friends when I didn’t have either.

And those are all stories with strong hearts.

Why wouldn’t I want to create stories that could possibly help someone, like I was helped? Why would I let “avoid teaching at all costs” become my ultimate goal? (When really, that’s another way of saying “be pretentious and egotistical”?)

Nope. I’m choosing to write things that people will call schmaltzy and childish – but maybe life saving for another kid.

(I said I wasn’t going to get emotional. Sorry Edna.)

So, how do you figure out the heart of your story?

Answer these questions:
— What does your character need to learn, to stop ruining their own life?
— What do YOU want to say?

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Second Love (pt. 02)

Pairing: Yoongi | Reader.
Genre: Angst, SummerLove AU, Fluff & (future) Smut
Word Count: 6.3K

A/N: thank you for all the support you’ve been giving to this story <3 The next part will be the final one ohh :’(

Pt. 01  |  Pt. 02  |  Pt. 03


Summer 2006

Since that night you were sure of one thing: you would stop thinking about Yoongi. You would stop liking him. You started ignoring him at the Gong’s farm, but that was an easy task, since he was the first that started ignoring you in Mr. and Mrs. Gong’s presence.

But unfortunately, Yoongi started going out with the boys again. You had to see him every night and when you arrived home you were exhausted from the effort it took you to ignore him. He was still staring at you every time your eyes accidentally landed on him and you were sure he was trying to drive you nuts. First he told you that you should get over him before you fell something deeper for him, and then he kept staring at you like that. He was contradicting himself. Maybe he didn’t hate you, but you were starting to hate him.

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I heard some people in the fandom say that they fear Lotor as a character, thinking his is predestined to be a sexist perverted dickhead in VLD. The thing is the creepy Lotor some hate and fear (which is something I agree with *shutters*) came from the subs, or as it was called Beast King Go Lion, which were a lot darker and edgier than any of the other versions of the show, being more akin to Berserk or a darker version of Game of Thrones. It had things like forced cannibalism, the Galra drinking the blood of the dead, people being sliced in half,  decapitating heads, showing trophy heads, blood raining from the sky and making people explode, on screen deaths of women and children, and a whole lot of other things even darker then that! If it got a western rating, it would be rated R, hands down. The only reason why it got dubbed in the west in the 80s because of miscommunication  and the people who bought it wanted to buy another show to dub instead. (Although, it makes me wonder why the people who brought Voltron over to the west to dub it back in the 80s, thought, “This would be a great show for kids!” when they saw all the above things mentioned. But it could’ve been 4Kids logic, I suppose.)

The darker elements I just mentioned did not obviously carry over into VLD. In fact, all of the other adaptions of Go Lion, including Defender of the Universe or the dubbed version of Go Lion, had the more messed up elements from Go Lion scrapped automatically.  Do not get me wrong; the creators of VLD aren’t ignoring Go Lion (because they gave Shiro his Go Lion name and use some of the subbed terms like Galra and Altea, after all), but they did leave out the, for a lack of a better word, fucked up stuff like I mentioned before on the way side while doing this new version.  Sure, VLD can get dark like having on screen deaths of the secondary characters, all of the Alteans except for Coran, Haggar and Allura being killed, planets being destroyed like the Death Star did in Star Wars, hinting at the mermaid people being eaten by a giant sea monster and the fights getting more intense, but not anywhere near as dark as Go Lion ever was! A lot of the violence and themes in VLD are still appropriate for kids and adults to watch together.

Lotor and his subbed counterpart are two totally different characters.

Subbed!Lotor, or Sincline as he was named in that version, was a lot more twisted. He had the obsession with Allura and wanted her to be his because she looked like his dead mother, killing people to get his prize. He wanted to kill Akira, or Keith as he is called in VLD, take Allura to be his. He had no compassion and was outright sadistic, laughing after he murdered people. He was super unhinged. He  once killed one of his slaves because they spilled wine on him. He has really bad temper tantrums. He even killed his own grandmother and father!

Dub!Lotor, while by no means a saint and some of his actions were still wrong, I would never justify some of his actions, is not anywhere near as dark or perverted as Sincline by a huge long shot. He had a lot more shades of grey to him. He was belittled by his father constantly for his half!Altean side and wanted to prove himself more to be worthy in his eyes. He  helped out the team on occasion. His obsession with Allura came off as more as an intense crush, even respecting her as a person more and having a soft spot for her.   He had a rivalry with Keith. He did not derive pleasure from killing others and had compassion for some other people.  He rebelled against his father numerous times, not agreeing with everything he did. He was a huge dork, who fell out of a tree while on a mission among other embarrassing things. Hell, dub!Lotor never even had a harem! 

I find it more likely they will adapt the dub version of Lotor then the more one dimensional and creepy subbed counterpart…who also gives me nightmares, because it is more appropriate for the target audience and the creators grew up on Defender of the Universe! Lotor instead of his Go Lion counterpart.

Not to mention, Zarkon was just as bad as Sincline when he comes to women in Go Lion since he had a harem of his own and killed Sincline’s mother, which obviously never carried over to VLD at all. So I highly, highly doubt Lotor will be the same way in VLD if Zarkon never had a harem in this version or any other version outside of the twisted Go Lion one. The worst I can Lotor being like in VLD is him being a flirt or having a squad of fangirls and fanboys who follow him around for being a good looking crowned prince – that’s it.

Also in the previous versions: Allura was white, Pidge was a cis guy, Pidge sounded like Gollum from Lord of the Rings, Coran was dead serious 24/7, Keith had Shiro’s personality, Lance was the hot head, Lance had a mullet, Keith was part Altean, the Blade of Marmora was never a thing, the team was all together off the bat and a ton more.  The staff said numerous times that VLD is taking its own direction, not  copying the storylines of the other versions totally. They did it before already by making Galra Keith canon among many other things. Hell, the only the general storyline of Defender of the Universe/ Go Lion  is the same in VLD.  The only moments I can think of that match Go Lion dead on are when Shiro fights Haggar in the end of season one and when Keith flies the Black Lion – that is literally it. So the VLD staff don’t have to make Lotor a perverted dickhead like his Go Lion counterpart and can make their own version of the character, making VLD!Lotor into an anti hero or a complex villain. I can even Lotor possibly getting a redemption arc since his Defender of the Universe personality and backstory does present that chance, especially if he was that person in the Weblum like I honestly think he is, but even that is just a theory.

  The show staff on VLD are super talented people, the show being made by a lot of the same show staff who worked on Avatar and Korra,  so I have little doubt they will make Lotor far more multidimensional than his previous counterparts and make him more likable no mater what personality they decide to give him.  I highly, highly doubt they would be able to get away with Lotor being a super sexist perverted stalker along with all of the stuff his Go Lion counterpart did on a Y7 show. The worst case scenario I can see happening is him being like Gideon from Gravity Falls, even than that is less likely since it would be copying a character from another show made by a rival studio.

If I had to guess what Lotor would be like in VLD right now, it would be a mixture of Space!Zuko, mirror!Lance and Marik from YGO with a touch of Duke Devlin from YGO. Someone who has a has it out for the team for putting his father into a coma and wants to please his father, despite his father belittling him a lot. Over time, he might learn to not walk in his father’s footsteps and create his own path. Like Lance, he would have self doubt issues, love pampering himself and be a flirt.   With that said, that is just a guess.

Either way, I’m excited about Lotor and curious to see how the show staff will update him for a modern audience in VLD. The show staff, from what I heard, are excited to add him to the show, which is always the sign of something great.

I want there to be a VLD version of the Ember Island Players episode from Avatar [where the team goes to a movie theater in space that shows their adventures, poking fun at the some of the weird parts of the modern fandom while also parodying DOTU (making Pidge sound like Gollum, everyone having a mullet, Coran being deadpan, etc). It seems like a funny episode idea, especially seeing the team’s reaction to the weirdness in the play.]
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No Happy Endings | Wonho [M]

Originally posted by wonhontology

Warnings: Strong language, implied sexual activities (nondescriptive smut)

word count: 2,335

BULLSHIT!!!!!!

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Part 3: Bullshit, bullshit, and.. oh look, more bullshit.

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anonymous asked:

Turts react to swapping bodies (whether it be weird science experiment gone wrong or had something to do with their enemies) with their girlfriends? (The girls being fine with being in a mutants body)

Leo:

“Babe, I love you to death but this is a big NOPE”

Help him.

If it’s for more than a day or two he’ll do his best to keep your form healthy and from getting hurt or something.  He takes care of it.

Raph:

SO UNCOMFORTABLE.  But yet he teases you by acting all girly and making that high annoying pitched voice that younger boys would tease other girls about.  But then he looks up at you, who is in his own body, and he gets really upset because DAMN he’s realizing how friggin’ tall he is, and he now understands how you feel when you try to kiss him.

Donnie:

He’s doing his damn best and typing up a storm to figure out how the hell this happened.  He knows you’re his SO, but he feels like he’s invading your privacy, so to speak.  And like Raph it actually PISSES him off of how friggin’ tall you are, er HE is.  “Get down here and kiss me dammit!”

Mikey:

“Babe, you have a nice pair of—”

“Michelangelo, if you have ANY shred of desire to live YOU WILL NOT FINISH THAT SENTENCE.”

It’s quite the change but he gets the hang of it pretty quickly.  NEVER let him near your makeup, you’ll look like Gollum by the end of the day.  And if you have heels?  Forget it.  He’ll break ‘em trying to pose for you.  Just…. keep an eye on him.

Listening to the new (live!) episode of Sam and Liam’s podcast and it is as always A Delight:

  • Sam accidentally calls Laura Bailey Laura O’Brien (”My sister!” yells Liam as the crowd goes wild)
  • Sam admits to not knowing a single member of the football team he roots for
  • Sam brings up the one time he tried to toss a football around with Liam… and Liam broke his finger on the first throw (I am reminded that in the previous episode Liam managed to injure himself pouring whiskey)
  • Sam has been sucked into Pokemon Go, to the point where he almost got hit by a car while playing. (Liam: “Uninstall it!” Sam: “But there’s a few I could evolve right now!”)
  • Special guests Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham! The podcast becomes an interview.
  • Travis has listened to every single episode of the podcast.
  • The ~Laura Bailey~ harp music makes its first appearance after her spectacular belch.
  • Travis will now get a sound effect whenever his name appears since he’s the podcast’s number-one fan. Laura immediately suggests a clown-nose sound.
  • Liam asks Travis if he sometimes has a southern accent. Travis: “No.” Laura: “Yes.”
  • If you could only bring one food to a desert island, what would it be? Laura decides on donuts. Liam: “You’d be like Gollum and the ring, cradling donuts, singing to donuts every day.” Laura: “It would be so wonderful. I would be so happy.”
  • Laura refused to see any of the Twilight movies after the second one because they were so bad. Travis went to see them by himself.
  • Sam once played softball with Donald Trump, who cheated.
  • Laura used to sing in a band that opened for REO Speedwagon.
  • Travis and some other members of his high school choir opened for Shania Twain.
  • Laura was the vice-president of her high school’s chess club. Travis: “Why is there a vice-president? …if the president of the chess club dies?”

TBBT: Sheldon Cooper/Shamy S10 END PLOT TWIST 

The Big Bang Theory S10E24 Season 10 finale end scene


MAJOR SPOILERS, BEWARE… 


This whole sequence, just like the “Gollum ring” scene from two years ago (8x24, s8 finale) was brilliantly executed. The way he says “excuse me a moment”, then gets up, leaves the room & the building, gets in a cab, goes to the airport, gets on the plane, and flies to *********, and then knocks on a door his usual way… and to end the episode/season with the door opening & then… after he says one line leave it at a cliffhanger…