like i need an actual plot

virgil-winchester  asked:

Also,, what if in season 5 they just ignore the fact that Keith was ready to sacrifice himself and just brush it to the side? I'm worried that's gonna happen. This needs to be addressed is some way.

Okay, I’ve got to answer this publicly, because this is one of my greatest fears going forward. The show has a history of simply skipping what is actually very important emotional plot points. The team’s reaction to finding out Keith is Galra? Left to the fans imagination. The team’s reaction to finding Shiro again? Writers: Lol, you thought we’d show you that? The team’s reaction to finding out that Keith almost smashed his ship to smithereens and himself along with it? It will very likely go like this: Writers: Guys, time to focus on the Lotor/Coalition alliance! Yay! What Keith near sacrifice? ??? Probably Keith’s lack of self worth and abandonment issues will go the same way, as in, not be focused on. At all.

The one thing I am really hopeful for is that they make his sacrifice gain meaning in Keith’s and Lotor’s interactions (and it’s just hopeful they have them interact at all at this point). These two are in very interesting places in regards to one another.

  • Both have left or lost their team.
  • Both are half Galra, with one of them being canonly drawn to other half Galra’s.
  • With differing reasons, both have been seen placing everything on a wild chance
    • Lotor using the last of his quintessence trying to get an unlimited source
    • Keith deciding to use his ship and his life to save everyone else
    • (And don’t try tell me that flying into a sun is something that Keith wouldn’t do to get away from the Galra. Don’t.) 
  • In differing ways, they also seem to have held themselves apart from their team somewhat, supposedly for similar reasons
    • Keith: fear of rejection/people he loved leaving him
    • Lotor: fear/expectation of betrayal

So I will be beyond disappointed if it doesn’t go:

  • Lotor finds out he saved someone from sacrificing themselves
  • The person he saved is Keith
  • Who is still somewhat a Paladin
  • And is also half Galra.
  • Lotor uses the fact that he saved Keith to gain an ally/manipulate him.

It would bring relevance to other parts of the story, and make so much sense. It’s the only thing I’m allowing myself to really hope for.

3

Alright, so these two scenes. Milo’s outburst and the scene in the Pistashion’s prison. Now, I’ve always likes both of these scenes, for different reasons, but after multiple viewings I find a reason I like both of these that are the same and that is that they justify Cavendish and Dakota’s being in the story outside of them being needed for the time travel to happen. What do I mean? Of course we need the two in the plot, because it’s a time travel plot, but you might notice that Milo does a lot of moving things along. He knew when and where to go, whenever they were running, they were following Milo’s lead. There are several times in the last half where Milo actually gives orders to the others, who may I remind you are grown men. So how do these two scenes give them reason to be here outside ‘time travel needs to happen so the plot can exist’? In these two scenes, we see Milo start to get ahead of himself and just try to FLY forward, and Cavendish and Dakota slow him down and refocus him. As I’m typing this I’m remember a third time they did this:

When they calm Milo down when he was goofing over Time Ape. So these three scenes now, they show a reason for them to be there, to reel in Milo. Because Milo is young, he can get ahead of himself and out of hand, he needs adults there to keep him focused and inline. If they weren’t there Milo, would have gotten distracted and fiddled around too much, or in the case of the later scene, run head first into danger and gotten himself captured. 

I need to do actual replies but my mental health is in the shitter so I’m just gonna do these two and retire to the bed with the laptop to binge read all of @treason-and-plot‘s story I’ve missed. Maybe one day soon I’ll be functioning well enough to feel like going in game again…


simblu replied to your post “OMG I’m sooo sorry those pics were meant for my sideblog NOT my simblr…”

And apparently I missed whatever it was…

ktarsims replied to your post “OMG I’m sooo sorry those pics were meant for my sideblog NOT my simblr…”

BUT I DIDN’T GET TO SEE THEM.

@ktarsims  well I think you found it on your own :)

@simblu don’t worry, the only thing you missed was me being an idiot and accidentally posting pictures from rl on my sims blog. If you want to see what you missed, it’s all over @blackbonesnravens where I dump rl photos, my art and whatever random thoughts I have in my head that I don’t feel like clogging my simblr with. Sometimes I need to put it into words, even if I know no one is listening.

Writers

Writer says: So I had this crazy idea one day and I just had to work on it. Here ya go!

Writer means: So I had this crazy idea either right before getting in the shower or right before falling asleep so I grabbed my fucking laptop and shat all over it to create the steaming pile of crap that I now lay before you. I don’t even know if it’s good anymore. I haven’t slept in two days.

Writer says: Wow, real life’s getting busy! Sorry on the slow updates.

Writer means: My life is a literal storm of shit at the moment. Why did I decide to do this. Why am I still doing this. Everything around me is spinning out of control and I am staying up ‘til 5:30 in the morning every night to create a piece of work that will only get two comments and 12 demands for quicker updates. I hope no one’s mad at me, all I wanted to do was write.

Writer says: Wow! Would you look at that! I updated on time! Please enjoy!

Writer means:  WOOOOOOHOOOOOO BITCHES LOOK AT THIS PRODUCTIVE ASSHOLE GO YEEEEEHAAAAWWWW TAKE THAT YOU NASTY REVIEWERS ALWAYS DEMANDING ME TO BE FASTER! I GOT THIS SHIT I GOT THIS SHIT

Writer says: This chapter was a toughie. Glad it’s finally done!

Writer means: I don’t know if this is good or not. I honestly don’t fucking know. I’ve read the same words over and over and over again and I just couldn’t look at it anymore. My beta said it was ok but I’m not confident but HOLY SHIT I JUST NEED TO STOP WRITING THIS FUCKIGN CHAPTER.

Writer says: Thanks for reading!

Writer means: Please, oh please oh please oh please leave me a review. A comment. Anything. Please tell me you’re out there. Please tell me someone is reading this.

Writer says: I just want to say that real life is getting pretty hectic right now. Please try to be patient with me, I know you guys want updates. Thanks! :)

Writer means: FUCK. YOU. Who the fuck do you think you are, demanding shit from me?! You don’t know my life! I have a very busy life! I create shit for free, you entitled son of a pig-fucker! STOP LEAVING ME COMMENTS TELLING ME TO UPDATE SOON OR I SWEAR TO GOD I’LL PUKE ALL OVER MY COMPUTER 

Writer says: What’s gonna happen next? Who knows? Hee hee ;)

Writer means: I have no fucking clue what the next chapter is going to look like. What’s my plot? I don’t know. I feel no emotion.

Writer says: Please leave a comment! It helps me write!

Writer means: I am begging you to leave me a comment because I swear it’s the only thing that’s keeping me motivated right now, I hate the work I put out and I need reassurance that people are actually enjoying this.

Writer says: I hope you enjoyed that chapter, big things are coming up! ;)

Writer means: Buckle up bitches, someone’s gonna die.

Writer says: I know I’ve missed a few updates, but I swear I plan on finishing this story! 

Writer means: *high pitched eternal screeching*

Writer says: Here we are at long last! This has been one wild ride. I want to thank you all so much for your support and love, I adore each and every one of you. I am so happy to say that this story has come to a wonderful close.

Writer means: My body is numb. Voices call out to me from the void, but I can no longer hear them over the beating of my racing heart. I am stressed to the point where I feel no relief. The story is done. It’s fucking DONE. I loved it, I hated it, it was a fucking storm of horror and pain. I can no longer see color. Now I can at last relax and…wait……wait a second………..holy shit I just thought of the best idea for a one-shot that’s totally gonna turn into a 50 chapter slow burn AU fic leT’S FUCKING DO THIS

Playing FFXV
  • STARTING THE GAME:
  • Noctis: Generic snarky grumpy RPG protagonist
  • Gladiolus: Tall, dark, handsome, knows how to swing a sword, clearly has more common sense than the rest of the group - I like you!
  • Ignis: Generic The Smart One(tm)
  • Prompto: Obviously the pop-culture-reference-making comedy relief, meh.
  • AFTER A FEW HOURS OF PLAY:
  • Noctis: Omg you're a Disney princess, aren't you.
  • Gladio: Dude. Chill.
  • Ignis: Do you do anything other than cook and drive?
  • Prompto: You are a giant fucking dork. An adorable dork, but a giant fucking dork.
  • Aranea: Asshole #1, you are a fucking PAIN to fight.
  • Ravus: Asshole #2, generic Squenix White-Haired Pretty Boy(tm).
  • Ardyn: Asshole #3, you're creepy and weird but helpful enough that I'm not gonna discount you yet.
  • WHEN THE PLOT KICKS IN:
  • Noct: You are DEFINITELY a Disney princess, also you desperately need a hug.
  • Gladio: DUDE. CHILL.
  • Iggy: Like hell I'm leaving you behind!
  • Prompto: IF ANYONE LAYS A FINGER ON YOU I WILL FEED THEM THEIR OWN INTESTINES
  • Aranea: Never mind, you're actually pretty cool.
  • Ravus: Man, I really hope you get some DLC.
  • Ardyn: I WILL FUCKING FEED YOU YOUR OWN INTESTINES YOU SON OF A BITCH

zapponinja  asked:

Question, I hear people saying "Kingdom Hearts 3" but I see a lot more than just 3 games so what are 1 and 2 according to fans in the series and what are they called? Thank you.

A HAHahaha o h d e a r

Like…basically Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 are considered 1 and 2? It’s just that there’s way more side games that you wouldn’t so much call side games because they’re actually relevant to the plot…

I mean I guess if you really want to simplify it you would call KH 1.5 “Kingdom Hearts 1″ and KH 2.5 “Kingdom Hearts 2″ because that’s like. The most story and game per single package you’re gonna find at this point in time. 

Except you also really need 2.8 and that wouldn’t be considered 1 or 2, but it’s got important info for KH3…

So YEAH basically Kingdom Hearts is why you had to learn decimals in school. 

cadencekismet  asked:

How do you make your dialogue sound like real people talking while still managing to avoid bogging down the plot?

Dear cadencekismet,

In my first draft, I write terrible, on the nose dialog. Characters say exactly what they are thinking and the purpose of the conversation is incredibly clear. In real life, of course, it never happens that way, but if I don’t start out there, especially with high stakes conversations (i.e. fights over the tops of Volvos), I write myself around in circles trying to figure out what I actually need out of the conversation.

So instead I begin with what I need from the conversation, and when I circle back around on the next round of edits, I use observed speech patterns to fragment and color it. I often write down interesting or specific turns of the phrase when I hear them, and I always read my dialog out loud in the final rounds.

urs,

Stiefvater

Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Final Rate: S
Cry-o-meter: 4/5

Positives

+First of all, holy shit
+The protagonists are extremely likable, well-written, and complex. 
+I’ve never been more invested in a cast of characters 
+The villains are also likable, well-written, and complex. I can’t believe this show threw the most irredeemable ruthless killer at me and then made me cry over him.
+A well paced, slow-burn story that starts deceptively lighthearted and then gets dark and violent and genuinely upsetting
+Stellar character development. Everyone gets a turn to be the antihero and I fucking love it.
+Actions have actual consequences and the show isn’t afraid to kill off characters
+Intense and creative fight scenes
+The Phantom Troupe arc was dope as all hell
+Kurapika is the accumulation of all of my least favorite tropes but it’s played completely straight and he’s my favorite 
+The art gradually increases in quality. It starts off kinda mediocre but by the end of the show it’s great
+It progresses almost like an RPG. The characters start off level one, with not a whole lot of skills or punch, and by the end they’re level 100 or so. The main characters don’t start off powerful (with maybe a small exception to Killua).
+The characters train? They actually train to get better? This is such a little thing but you can actually watch their progress.
+That *iconic* shot when Killua goes full-electric mode for the first time
+It’s not cheesy! it’s not! It seems like the show that would be really cheesy with a lot of angry screaming but it’s not!
+No filler! Everything is plot relevant!

Negatives
-It’s been on hiatus for a while because the creator is dealing with back problems and people aren’t all that hopeful about it continuing 
-I need more Kurapika! The last clip of him at the very end just left me wanting to see more of him. The next arc in the manga is actually focused on Kurapika and Leorio but it won’t be animated for a while…
-The Chimera Ant arc probably could have been cut down in length, and a lot of the character designs were goofy. It changed and became better, but still. 
-The Alluka mini-arc didn’t really do it for me. She didn’t have any character depth, she came out of nowhere, and it didn’t make me feel those sweet sweet emotions the show usually provides
-Hisoka pops a boner for a 12 year old 
-”sorry but you take second place to alluka lol” b i t ch after everything you’d been through together?
-Unfinished, for now.

Final Comments: Holy fuck I wasn’t expecting to like this show as much as I did. Easily joined my list of personal favorites. I honestly can’t even say anything but if you love that slow burn frog-in-a-frying-pan type of show then you’ll love it. The pacing is so good, I love everyone, honestly please give it a chance and don’t get turned off if the first few episodes aren’t your style. 
If you think you can save Saeran, you’re wrong.

Wow

Ray and MC’s relationship exactly parallels V and Rika’s and it sucks because it means that there is absolutely no way to save Ray 

The Unknown persona is exactly what Rika describes, having a devil inside you. Unknown is Ray’s devil.

If you end up getting Ray’s route, you don’t see the devil in him, so you don’t fall in love with it, even though you would probably end up saying you would (Ray is so reliant on you, how the hell you gonna say you wouldn’t?) but that literally means that eventually, Ray is going to think the same way Rika did. He’ll feel abandoned and hurt, and his devil will come out. 

It also gives you an idea of how much pain Rika is in. If you consider Ray being her metaphor, then when he describes his headaches, that is how she feels when she has on her nice persona. She was actually in pain trying to be who she was before. It’s only when she lets her devil free that she is also free from pain, the same going for Ray 

And if you try to save Ray, just as V did, you’ll end up being hurt. Only, Unknown is violent, rather than malicious. Other than hurting V’s eyes, which was violent yes, but it was a metaphorical violence. She wasn’t hurting him because she gained satisfaction, it was his compliance that fueled her, Rika doesn’t show any violence. Unknown is violent though, and threatens bodily harm. If you and Ray got together, and you tried to ‘take away his devil’ Unknown would end up physically hurting you. Which would KILL Ray inside. Rika’s light has probably been withering in agony at what she’s been doing. 

Ray is the more literal idea of what Rika is, and it’s sad because it promises that Ray and MC cannot be together, at this point anyways. The game insists Rika is beyond repair, therefore so would Ray. And you can’t justify that it’s the medicine. What Ray is showing is literally Multiple Personality Disorder. I don’t know if that can be caused by drugs, but it sure as hell can be caused by trauma, and it can be treated, but it will never go away. Ray had probably had it his whole life. Chertiz doesn’t do a good job at accurately describing (Or using, for that matter) mental illness, but in Ray’s case, I can accept it because it was used as a literary device, rather that a plot point, which actually makes me kind of love it. I don’t like the Rika is mentally ill excuse because that isn’t how mental illness should be showcased, but with Ray, it’s used in a way to get a point across. 

And that point is, MC and Ray can never be happy together. 

Now, one might argue that, in the Deep Route secret ending, Saeran DOES start to get better. But that is a result of Seven, not MC. MC cannot save Saeran, only Saeyoung can, because that is what he needs. Also, in the deep route, Ray is already expelled from Saeran, or he never existed at all. Saeran shows a bit of MPD in deep route, but not as distinct and separated as in V’s route. Which means that Ray had probably been expelled from Saeran at some point, and Unknown had been in charge almost all of the time. Which is why it’s much easier for Saeyoung to get under his skin and eventually help him, because Unknown is stronger and cockier, but just as he made a mistake with his hacking and allowed Seven in, he probably made a ‘mistake’ in deep route and let seven in. 

The only thing going for the idea that MC could save Ray is how reliant he seems to be on her. Even when she chooses V, and even when Unknown comes out, he still relies on her to make him feel better, still wants her around. The only way I can see it working is if Saeran is forced into getting better, just as he was in deep route, but he and MC had already established some sort of bond, like in V’s route. He may still want her to ‘save him from the pain’, but even then, he may reject her care the same way he did to seven, thinking she betrayed him. 

Sorry this got long but I love Saeran a lot and it makes me sad that there is just no way to save him. 

Please Watch “Orange”

Ok everyone. I’m sure some of you have probably heard of this anime, and those people who have heard of it have probably strayed away from it for the same reasons I did. 

I am a huge fan of romance anime. I’m basically addicted to anything involving love, but I was weary of this show, called “Orange,” because (1) you learn from within the first few minutes of the first episode that the love interest is going to die, (2) it looks really cliché, (3) it is not very popular, and (4) it looks sad. 

I was wrong. So very wrong. 

(1) Yes, the anime has its bleak, raw moments, but those moments were the ones that I never had anticipated that I would appreciate the most. Something that definitely became an admirable point of the anime was its very real, non-sugar-coated portrayal of depression, mental illness, suicide, and grief. This series does what most shojou romance series shy away from and actually shows the audience what depression is like through Kakeru, the fated-to-die protagonist, and the seriousness of suicide. 

As someone who has personally battled with clinical depression for years and has been to therapy and counselling, this anime hit home for me. The faking smiles, pretending everything is okay, the self-loathing, thinking you are at fault, thinking you are a burden to others, denying yourself happiness, not allowing yourself forgiveness, and the thoughts of death; they are all things that I could relate to. They even included how you can still experience moments of true happiness even if you are depressed, but how it never really goes away. Sure, this anime might not be as light-hearted as others, but it’s the heart-rending instances in this show that give it so much impact and substance. 

(2) This anime does have some clichés (i.e. cultural festival, giving chocolates on Valentines Day, new kid at school sits next to the main character), but the plot completely colors these events in ways that make them so much more meaningful and different than you have ever seen them. One of my main concerns going into this show was that I would be bored, but I ended up watching it all in one sitting simply because of how much I needed to know what would happen. Additionally, the secondary characters are wonderfully fleshed out and are actually important to the plot, instead of feeling like accessories. 

(3) I know this anime was based off of a manga (which I had once picked up on a whim, but put down once I saw how sad it was probably going to be), but I have never heard people talk about it, like ever. Even when the show came out (which it did recently), there was no buzz about it. Although the lack of chatter surrounding Orange only made me more pessimistic regarding the quality of the show, if there is anything I have learned from watching hundreds of anime, it is that sometimes good shows can fly beneath the radar. I am glad I decided to pick it up after it’s completion and give it a chance, because I just found a series that has easily earned a spot on my top 10 list. 

(4) Is this anime sad? Yes. Is it too sad to watch? No. The biggest obstacle that stood in my way for this show was the fact that it pretty much promised from the get-go to be sad. “But love is supposed to be happy and have a happy ending,” you might say, “so how can that be possible when one of the protagonists is destined to commit suicide.” I don’t want to spoil it, so all I can tell you is that I was very pleased with the conclusion and it ends much differently than you are lead to believe it will. Trust me guys. My heart is made of glass. I would not recommend this show to anyone if I didn’t think the denouement was really good

So, in conclusion, set aside a few hours one day and let this series show you its magic! 

Spoilers, sweetie.

The other night, one of my players started asking me (our DM) nosy questions about upcoming plot points.

Player:  I’m just saying, I think my character needs a girlfriend to show up. It’s important to me.

Me: [laughing] Oh, man, trust me on this one:  I have a whole lot of things worked out, and you’ll be surprised by what’s waiting for you down that road.

Player:  … see, when you say it like that, it scares me.

Me:  You should be scared! Or maybe not. I don’t know. I have no idea what the future holds.

Player:  Except you do! That’s actually the whole point!

L is the only enjoyable aspect of the Death Note remake/reboot/travesty.

He ACTUALLY SOUNDS LIKE L.

He’s the only one acting like his original counterpart.

And he’s a good actor.

He’s got L’s quirkiness down pat.

And he’s actually clever, unlike this bitchass version of Light.

I mean, did they take EVERYTHING from the original plot, yes, but still, he at least demonstrates some intelligence instead of Mia and Light literally just killing and fucking in between cheer and band practice. 

I mean jesus christ.

The closest to Death Note this movie has come…is whenever L’s on screen. 

If we had skipped Mia’s stupid sexy romance subplot with Light and had Light and L actually having mental battles like they do in the ACTUAL DEATH NOTE, and skipped all of the high school drama shit, then maybe this would be less embarrassing for us all.

But no. 

We needed two white kids making out.

You know, Netflix, you could’ve made Light gay. 

Or made “Misa” a trans woman who’s bullied at school, maybe beaten up, and then Light takes vengeance on her bullies, like come on. 

If you REALLY wanted to talk about injustice, you should’ve made Light someone who’s really seen social power wrested away from him. 

Not a straight white boy with a cop daddy. 

Eden the GR8 strikes again!

Dear fan fiction writers,

Have you ever been at a loss for ideas? Have you ever felt like you might need some help with your plot development? A new, fresh point of view?

If you have, there is a simple solution to that! 

Just ask your beta!

@edendaphne proves over and over again that betas have the best ideas. Actually, scratch the best. Betas have only those ideas that REALLY counts! You can build fics and comics on these ideas! Look at this and prove me wrong.

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i’ve only seen the pilot episode but this guy seemed pretty cool

DA:I TRESPASSER SPOILERS BEYOND. YE BE WARNED.

I’ve successfully avoided major spoilers for Trespasser so far, except for one but it’s alright because I kind of found it inevitable and it was already my headcanon for my inquisitor anyways so thats fine anyway it’s the (seriously stop reading if you are avoiding all spoilers for Trespasser) fact that the Inquisitor loses their arm. And I’m losing my shit about it. In a good way. In an excellent way. In the best possible way.

Prosthetics, you guys. So many different kinds of prosthetics.

Mages with runes etched in to their hands, with focusing crystals embedded in to knuckles, with veins of lyrium literally at their fingertips.

Knight Enchanters whose Spirit Hilt is built directly in to their prosthetic. Who trained for hours and hours under the mantra of This blade is an extension of you. It is part of your body. It is part of your soul. Knight Enchanters who can now embrace that truth more literally, who modify their Spirit Hilt so that it runs the length of their prosthetic. So that the magic can come sweeping out in different shapes or forms–a slash of light running alongside their arm, a burst of energy in the form of a repelling shield, or the original swath of magic like a sword sprouting from their body.

Rift Mages who create a prosthetic of their own out of latent sympathetic magic. The powers of the Fade still whisper to them, still catch around their arm where flesh used to be in swirls and eddies, trying to embody what once was there, what memory still holds in fine detail. Rift Mages who have temporary prosthetics made out of condensed magic. Who cast Stone Fist quite literally now as their formed hand goes rocketing forward. Rift Mages who can curry the favor of small wisps and delicate spirits that will hover around their arm and perhaps hold a thing or two until it is needed.

Necromancers who stride in to battle and capture the spirit of fallen enemies in order to create an ethereal prosthetic that’s faster and stronger than any human hand. Raising the dead to guard their left flank because they are not so readily able to defend it now. Necromancers who know exactly what a raised corpse is capable of depending on its state of decay, on what it still has, on what it is missing–and who know exactly how much they are still capable of.

Rogues with weapons built in to their forearms. Crossbows easily winched and fired. Static hands that can hold a bow steady.

Artificers who well know how to make, and maintain an articulated prosthetic–just as delicate as any one of their carefully spun traps. Artificers who embed their prosthetics with traps, who make little compartments full of dangerous things. Rogues who rig their prosthetics as a last resort, leaving it behind to explode and rain hell on unsuspecting enemies.

Assassins who hide deadly poisons in the spiked fingertips of their prosthetics. Who store terrible venoms in small vials carefully slotted in to the thing. Assassins who use the fact that their enemies will underestimate the false hand–see it as a weakness and a liability. Assassins who play that to their advantage, use it to strike when it’s least expected. Assassins with retractible blades hidden in the wrist in such a way that would make Ezio envious.

Tempest rogues who coat their arrows with concoctions embedded in their arms. Who can release compressed smoke from hidden compartments. Fast. Chaotic. Pulling one alchemical mystery after the next out of thin air, rigging their prosthetics like the Artificers do–except this one explodes with fire and ice and fury.

Warriors with heavy-wrough prosthetics to suit their more aggressive fighting style.

Champions who have shields latched on to their arm–quick release built in, in case of emergencies. Who can throw their entire body in to a shield blow, because the shield is part of them now. Champions with prosthetics of gilded silver and gold that can be raised, gleaming to catch the light and inspire defiance in the face of overwhelming odds. Champions with prosthetics that are essentially an extension of their armor, throwing their arm forward to take the blow that would have slain a friend, and continuing fearlessly where their flesh would’ve other wise been torn asunder.

Reavers with prosthetics embedded with spikes. With rivulets carved so that streams of blood flow along it with grotesque ease. Reavers with prostetics permenantly stained with the blood of each enemy felled, who can work themselves in to the beginning of a frenzy by scenting the blood that has seeped so deeply in to the limb. Reavers who charge on ever further, ever more enraged if the prosthetic is damaged–their fury only fueled by its destruction.

Templars who–like mages–have lyrium imbued in to their prosthetic, and may call upon it when it is needed. Templars who have etched their crest or passage from the Chant in to their new limb. Templars who summon the Wrath of Heaven with their glowing prosthetic, lifting it to the air as the lyrium in it burns and sizzles, and then slamming it down with the pillar of light like the fist of the Maker himself. 

SO MUCH ROOM FOR CREATIVITY HOLY SHIT.

going through the kpop smut tag lately as been
- complaining about underage smut
- a meme
- a fluff with no smut
- someone else complaining about underage smut
- another meme
- fluffs, angsts, series
- no actual smuts
- a decent smut plot appears
- but it’s a bts smut
- of course

Can I do this very cute and silly? LOL

Hope you like this!^^

RFA + Saeran with a pouting MC


Zen

  • You wanted him to quit bickering with Jumin in the chat room
  • “Come on, Zen, it’s almost midnight, you boys can keep this in the morning…” “Ugh, I just can’t, babe! I’m trying to be patient with him, but sometimes he just… GRRR!”
  • “Zen, quit it!” oh, this tone in your voice… it’s a trap, he knows he’s a dead man at the moment he looks at you… oops, too late.
  • “Apologize to him and say good night.” “But babe, I…” ULTIMATE POUTING FACE
  • “Okay, princess… you win.” Tsk… he can’t believe you used your power in Jumin Han’s favor…

Yoosung

  • He was cooking and you were desperately trying to grab a bite, but he wouldn’t let you
  • “Please, pleeease Yoosung…” “Come on, MC. Just wait a little more, it’s almost dinner time.”
  • “But… I can’t help if your food is too good…” Uh oh… he looks at you and can actually feel your pain…
  • He’s pouting involuntarily by looking at you. “Aaaargh, alright, I’ll wait, you don’t need to do that, you know?” you snort in defeat and walk away.
  • What… what did he do? He has no idea…

Jaehee

  • For once, you wanted to try something different in your usual movie night
  • “Only for tonight, this isn’t like those random action movies, I swear there’s a good plot!”
  • “Yeah, and a bunch of guys doing things that are impossible to do in real life…”
  • “You’re the one impossible…” Oh crap… she can give a ippon on a person twice her size, but can’t deal with your pouting expression.
  • “Fine… don’t get surprised if I sleep on your shoulder, though.” Well, not a good point, you would actually like that…

Jumin

  • You were trying to convince him on giving Jaehee a vacation
  • “MC, she is fairly paid and aware of her duties…” “Jumin, she needs a break!”
  • You keep going with this back and forth for a while, but he’s adamant. “MC, you have to understand that…” “Don’t try to talk to me like a kid!”
  •  He stops immediately as he stars at your pouting expression.
  • He could point it out the irony in acting like  a kid when you don’t want to be treated as one, if only… he wasn’t completely putty to your hands right now.


Saeyoung

  • There was a little discussion on who should wash the dishes after dinner
  • “I washed them after lunch.” He said. “But I cooked.” You said.
  • And he notices the minor whining in your voice…
  • “Come on, MC…” he starts whining and pouting too, but you won’t give that easily “Pleease, Saeyoung…”
  • Noticing you’re unstoppable as enemies, you realize you could be even more powerful as allies… “Pleeeease, Saeran…” “Just this time, Saaaaeraaaan…” and Saeran will wash the goddamn dishes only to shut your mouths.


V

  • He was taking some pics of you, but after a while you weren’t having it anymore
  • “Come on, Jihyun… I think you have enough now…” “Thre is no such thing as ‘enough of you’, darling…”
  • “Hmph… you think you always can get away by being smooth…”
  • He doesn’t mind the comment that much, but when he sees the last pic he took of your pouting expression, he’s gone.
  • Okay, you win… but he’s keeping this pic, at least.

Saeran

  •  Honestly, you don’t even remember what you wanted from him
  •  It turns out that making him give in is too much fun, and probably more interesting that what you wanted in the first place
  • But boy knows your trick, nope, he’s not falling for this…
  • “Forget it! We have a deal, remember? You only get to pout like this once a week!” you pout, and he widens his eyes.
  • He sighs, looking away… “T-twice a week, from now on.”

Not everyone is in fandom for the s/exual content. If you are? That’s cool. Seriously. You do you, and enjoy what you enjoy. But this idea that fandom is all about the p/orn (which is especially pervasive from the outside, among people who know about fandom but might not be engaged in it, or who only know the stereotypes) is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

I just wanted to say that, in case some of my followers need to hear it. 

I’ll admit, I often feel (and have often felt!) like an odd duck because while I adore romance, and adore characters in love–falling in love, being in love, navigating love–I have almost no interest in being in the same metaphorical room when they’re having s/ex. I don’t think about it. I don’t imagine it. I am far, far more likely to spend half an hour thinking about kissing or cuddling or one person taking out the garbage because the second person is exhausted. (And I acknowledge there are folks out there for whom even this romance-focus is meh! You’re allowed to have your place in fandom too! I promise!) 

I’ve written s/ex scenes when I felt like the story genuinely asked for them. It doesn’t happen often. I have written characters whose comfort with or love of s/ex is part of their character, part of the story they want me to tell. Mostly, my characters ask me to leave. And I oblige them. I’ve occasionally met with criticism for this. I’ve had people ask me for stories with more s/exual content, or tell me my stories “would be better” with more s/ex in them. In the past, I’ve shrugged it off, or felt like I needed to justify myself, or just felt hurt full-stop. Sometimes it made me feel lonely, or not good enough, or like I was broken, or like there was something ‘wrong’ with me for not actually wanting to either read or write the explicit. (Not to say I avoid everything with an E-rating. Really. It comes down to what else is happening in the story; hook me with characters and plot and I’ll stick around for the s/ex.)

Meanwhile, yes, there’s a lot of s/exual content in fandom. I guess if you’re on the outside looking in, and you only catch a glimpse, you might think that’s all that’s happening. It took me a long, long time to realize that there’s a place in fandom (and in life, really) for people like me, people for whom the s/exual content isn’t the driving force of engagement. You don’t need to explain yourself. You don’t need to justify yourself. And you’re not alone.

<3

Thoughts on Season 3

The Good:

  • The Galra generals are a badass bunch of ladies and I literally cannot wait for them to be on screen again. Literally every single one was interesting and had a distinct personality. I am 100% convinced  Acxa is Keith’s sister.
  • Lotor is an awesome villain. Like, wow, I was not expecting to like him that much, or at all really, but he’s a serious guy who is going to be a major opponent for the paladins and maybe also his father.
  • I REALLY  liked Zarkon and Honerva’s backstory. I was incredibly surprised that the creators of Voltron were able to handle the story with some tact and nuance. Theirs is a love that was corruptive and unhealthy and lead to their deaths. It’s a tragedy, and I loved that Honerva is the one that led Zarkon to the dark, and Zarkon’s motivation was always his love for his wife and his people. A+ villain development
  • We got to see sniper!Lance become canon. I really liked that they showed Lance being a part of the team. I also like that they have finally been exploring Lance’s insecurities a bit more.
  • I loved the alternate universe, and the Sven and Slav interaction was a lot of fun. I loved how badass Slav was in that universe. He’s a great character and needs to be recurring.
  • We are finally getting some emotional displays between paladins, particularly Lance and Keith.
  • Pink Paladin Allura????? Saved my life????? (I wanted Black, but I will take Pink)
  • Alfor was like…. cute? And I have a crush on Gyrgan???? Blayatz hit on a male Galra??? When Zarkon looked at Honerva the first time he actually looked…. dare I say cute?
  • The Shiro clone plotline has potential
  • Dare I say Shlav confirmed???? In at least one reality.

The Bad:

  • WHERE. WAS. LANCE????
    • Since the season was so rushed, a lot of things fell through the cracks, but I think the biggest was potential character development for Lance. Just like Alfor agreed that being Zarkon’s right hand man was a better fit for him than leading, I would have really loved to see Lance step up and realize that Blue would accept Allura and he was needed in the Red Lion. I would have loved to see the conversation between him and Blue where he says goodbye (for now). Instead, we have Blue refuse to open up to him in the middle of a battle (which I think is more a quality of Red) which put the team in danger.
  • Coran had, like, 1 line. Coran needs more attention, he’s a very interesting character, and all too often he’s written off as solely comic relief.
  • Spending a whole episode on Shiro’s time alone didn’t add anything to the plot. His stay on the ice planet did nothing to further the story, and didn’t hint as to whether or not he is actually Shiro. All it did was muddy the plot.
  • Did not see enough Hunk or Pidge.
  • I’d also like a little more Allura time, too, thanks.
  • We’re finally getting to see some emotional interactions between paladins, but it’s not enough. Lance and Keith had a few talks, but where’s Allura and Hunk’s bonding moment? How is Pidge doing? She’s lost both Matt and Shiro?? There needs to be a lot more emotion happening.

The Ugly:

  • It seems like the writers don’t have an endgame. From a narrative standpoint, this season (and the whole show, really) makes no sense. It doesn’t follow the traditional hero’s narrative, which I think for this case, would have worked out a lot better. Because they were a bit lazy and cut the season in half, this season didn’t move the plot anywhere. Because 2 of the 7 episodes were episodes about characters never met before, the main plot was lost and stunted.
  • What makes a story good is the action, consequences, and reaction. The best stories can take have a single action have lasting consequence for years (seasons, chapters–whatever). Voltron has yet to explore any consequences in a significant way.
    • Coran and Allura are literally the last of their kind. There is no way to get over that immeasurable grief and they do both characters an incredible disservice by not exploring that more.
    • Shiro was gone. We got to see some consequences but they barely scratched the surface. They had to switch around Lions and Keith became leader. But we really only get 2 episodes of barely any explanation. It’s devastating to lose your leader, and Keith’s learning curve was ridiculous. He made 1 single mistake and then all of the sudden was as good a leader as Shiro.
    • Shiro came back after being gone for some time. This, too, has significant emotional impact and the consequences of this return should last a long time and be a point of conflict. 
  • I hated the origin story of the Lions and have retconned it already. It’s a horrible narrative choice for a lot of reasons.
    • The first one is the dichotomy between Altean=good, Galra=bad. The writers tried to address this by introducing the Blades of Marmora and the alternate universe Alteans. But at the same time they still keep hitting us over the head with the Alteans as pure, white, good, light imagery and the Galra as evil, dark, and bad. Why couldn’t the Lions be their own entity, created by themselves or by an outside force? 
    • This means that there has only been one set of Paladins before the show. Since the universe is, y’know, massive and time is relative there is no way that Voltron would have become a universal “legend” over a single lifespan. There should be countless Paladins before even Alfor and Zarkon (think Avatars from ATLA).
    • Having Alfor as the sole creator of the Lions rings so, so false. First of all, they claim he’s an alchemist… so like engineering isn’t really a part of that. Second of all, the Lions have their own sentience. This elevates Alfor to a literal god-like figure. He created life. And that just doesn’t fit the story at all. This was a huge huge narrative mistake.

Overall Review: Better than season two but still lacking. Not a bad season, but a directionless one. Rushed and choppy,  5/10

asianregret  asked:

Here is my first question, many people are comparing Lena to the evolution of Morgana. What are the similarities and differences between the two of them characteristically and plot wise. 😍

Ah, yes. Pull up a chair kids because this is a damn good question.

I think we can all pretty much agree that making Lena evil and killing her off would be some of the most lazy and cliche examples of writing ever to be dragged across our screens. We’ve been suffering enough through S2 of Supergirl and this plot twist (not actually a plot twist) would not only most likely be the last straw for us all, but it would be ridiculous.

I know some people like to hate on Lena for different reasons such as not liking SuperCorp or just assuming that she will be just another evil Luthor. I have some words for those that talk crap about my precious cupcake but let’s keep this friendly shall we? Sure, there are some parallels between Lex and Clark vs. Lena and Kara. You can have those. But they aren’t the only parallels that exist. The real plot twist is already in progress friends. The real plot twist is Lena actually being *gay gasp* GOOD! Whaaaaat? Who saw that coming!?

Some that are familiar with Katie’s work pre-Lena like to compare Lena to Morgana. Which is awesome might I add. However, some of these comparisons are cheaply used to explain exactly why Lena will be evil. Nope. The Katie McGrath Character Analyst™ is here to tell you that is weak.

So lets start this out by talking about Morgana. Most of you are familiar, I’m sure but for those that are not or need some refreshing, let’s do a quick fact list/breakdown.

The Lady Morgana Pendragon

Originally posted by missmysteriousm


  • Originally considered to be Camelot’s Favorite Daughter
  • Daughter of Vivienne
  • Raised by Uther Pendragon’s best friend, Gorlois
  • Adopted by Uther following Gorlois’ death
  • Turns out to be Uther’s biological daughter and older half-sister of Arthur Pendragon
  • Has a legitimate claim to the throne
  • Younger half-sister of Morgause
  • Former friend and eventual rival of Merlin
  • Eventual enemy of Camelot
  • Powerful magic wielder rivaled only by Merlin/Emrys
  • The Last High Priestess of the Triple Goddess

Okay, caught up? Cool. Morgana’s story is actually quite tragic (Of course it is! It’s Katie! What do you think this is?) But it is quite powerful as well. It has always been foretold that it was in Morgana’s destiny is to become the evil, all-powerful witch that the grew to be. But she was not always like that, and she didn’t have to be! Morgana started out as a sweet, innocent, yet still fiery young woman that had a huge heart and the love and respect of everyone. She could stand up for herself and had the wits to challenge everyone around her. At that point, the biggest issues in her life were her negative feelings toward Uther’s views of magic and those that had it, and the possibility that she may have magic herself. Let us consider the very important fact that Morgana suffered from several external factors that eventually led to her turn.

Uther Pendragon

Morgana always made it clear that she disliked Uther’s harsh methods when it regarded the treatment of sorcerers in and around Camelot. She didn’t think it was right or fair that an innocent person should be executed simply because of what they are. She was right! There were good people in the world that had magic and did not deserve persecution. However, Uther would hear none of her arguments and often acted aggressively toward Morgana when she spoke against him. At times, Uther went as far as laying hands on Morgana and even locked her in a cell until she apologized for calling him a tyrant and a madman – for speaking the truth. Morgana also learns the truth of how Gorlois (the man she believed to be her father died). He was sent to battle by Uther whom failed to send him the reinforcements he needed. This is something that was very difficult for her to handle. It eventually came to Morgana’s attention that she had been lied to her entire life. She discovered that she was actually Uther’s biological daughter from a time that he was involved with Vivienne (mother of Morgause) and that she was actually the rightful heir to the throne. After hearing the way Uther claimed to feel about her, she tried to give him a chance to come clean. Instead Uther decided to keep his secret saying the people do not need to know, thus denying Morgana and her birthright. After years of his crap, Morgana had enough of him. She hated him. She wanted him dead. Needed him dead. So she turned to our next evil inducing factor, Morgause.

Morgause

Ah Morgause and Morgana. Umm, MorMor? Was that a thing? People shipped them. Shippers, acknowledge and answer me! Was that name a thing?? Wait no, Morcest! That’s what it was. Okay. Got it. Thanks guys. This troubles me.

Anywho, Morgause obviously played a major role in Morgana’s turn. I’ll skip ahead really quick and say that Morgause was literally the only person that had enough opportunity, that actually tried to help Morgana explore her power. She helped Morgana embrace the magic that she was originally so afraid of. When meeting with Morgause one night, she explained that she hated the man the Uther had become and even had a chance to kill him but decided to save him instead. She regretted that decision. Morgause saw this and the trust Morgana has invested in her as an opportunity to use Morgana’s body as a vessel that hosted an enchantment that proved to be dangerous to Camelot. Morgana was of course, unaware of this and was not intentionally hurting anyone. This led to the final straw and evil inducing factor, Merlin.

Merlin (and Gaius and Kilgharrah)

I will keep this short because again, Merlin was a man that Morgana originally placed great faith and trust in. They went through a lot together and Morgana trusted him to keep her secret of having magic. Where did our “hero” go wrong? He lied to her. Kept the secret of having magic away from her despite knowing how he could help her. He decided to keep it a secret because the old man and the crazy locked up dragon told him so. Bad choice Merlin. Upon discovering Morgana’s alleged involvement in Camelot’s toil, he just up and poisoned her. That’s it. Tricked her. Poisoned her. Sat there and cried while he murdered the woman that was supposed to be his friend. Rude. Morgause was the one that came to her rescue. Case in point: If Merlin had been honest with Morgana from the beginning, she most likely would not have turned to Morgause. She would not have felt so alone. She would not have been taken away by Morgause and shaped into the evil, angry, and vindictive sorceress that she became. Merlin even acknowledged this point later.

The result: Evil!Morgana

Originally posted by ethan-chandlr

Good job team. Sloooow clap. Look what you did. Now she’s pissed.

So how does this all compare to our lil cupcake Lena Luthor?? Let’s see.

Firstly, this is tough because we had 5 seasons of our beautiful Morgana and only have ohhh about an hour or less of Lena (crime against humanity). Let me see what I can do, Chance.

Lena Luthor

Originally posted by suprcorp

So this is a novel and people hate me already soooo, tune in for Lena’s analysis OR a TL;DR after the break. Stay with me, lovelies!

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