limits push back


Let’s start with the earlier show, Moonlight Mask a.k.a. Gekko Kamen.

Moonlight Mask was the first Japanese TV Superhero, paving the way for all others to come.  The series premiered in February of 1958 on was is now TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) and told the tale of the mysterious masked hero who rode a motorcycle into action and dealt his foes harsh justice from the point of a gun. The series was an immense hit and spawned movies (produced by Toei for their first involvement with tokusatsu heroes) and a comic series.  However, children began to copy the stunts they saw on the program and it tragically resulted in a child jumping to his death while doing so.  Out of fear of liability, the series was cancelled in 1959 after the final story arc for a total of 130 episodes. 

As for Kamen Rider Amazon, that’s a story of excess and pushing the limits coming back to bite the creators.

The 1974 entry in the popular Kamen Rider franchise broke away from the bug motif to create a hero based on a lizard.  He was less of a skilled martial artist than his predecessors and relied on brute strength and animal ferocity in his fight against the evil forced of Geddon. The creators pushed things perhaps a bit too far with the bloody fight scenes and dismemberment of his foes that were the hallmark of the early episodes of the show.

Understandably, parents groups were not really thrilled with the spurting blood, hacked off limbs and a hero who would bite his foes.  Worried their children might start imitating these violent moves, getting hurt or hurting others, they pressured the stations airing the show and the studio to tone it down.  Even though they did make and effort to remove most of the more graphic content it was too little, too late and the show became the only entry in the Kamen Rider franchise to be cut short with only 24 of a planned 50+ episodes.

That’s the reason the show’s spiritual successor, Kamen Rider Amazons now airs exclusively on the Amazon Prime streaming service and is aimed at a much, much older audience.

This was also not the last time parents groups would have an impact on an airing series.  Just this year, concerns about the hip-thrusting dance used during the closing credits of Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger prompted a quick change to a less provocative motion and, from what I have read, a new ending theme coming soon.


imagine you’ve always been rather shy about your height. In your class, you’re one of shortest kids and you get constantly teased for it. Most of the teasing isn’t really insulting, you know they’re just trying to get you flustered, but it’s still a little uncomfortable for you because you’re aware of your height. You don’t need anyone pointing it out.

The teasing gets even more worse when Kuzuryuu joins your class and everyone begins to call you two the ‘short couple’. Kuzuryuu usually growls, yelling for them to shut-up, as you look away and try to hide your obvious pink cheeks. To make matters even worse, Kuzuryuu starts standing up for you as well and that actually makes you like him more then you thought you ever would. The teasing about you two being a 'couple’ is starting to bother you in more ways then one. 

Kuzuryuu doesn’t seem to notice, but one day, when he finally turns to the group of people making cooing sounds at you and calling you two 'adorable’, you’re sure he’s hit his limit. Pushing back his chair, Kuzuryuu walks over to you. You can’t read his expression, but when one of your classmates asks out loud if Kuzuryuu’s going to give you a kiss, you don’t actually expect it to happen. But it does. Kuzuryuu leans in and kisses you, making you heat up with embarrassment, as he pulls back and exclaims that yeah he kissed you, after all you’re at the perfect height for his lips to reach yours.

Teen Wolf Drabble 6. “I’d wait forever for you.” Cody Christian

It had been a long night full of laughter, shots and making both new memories and friends. You laughed as Tyler once again burst out singing All Time Low’s newest song. You opened the door out to the porch of Dylan’s house and breathed in the fresh air. You walked over to the fence and looked up at the night sky, staring at all the stars that covered the sky and loved how the moon gave everything a sliver glow. You felt two arms wrap around your waist and a head being placed to your shoulder. 

“I’m sorry if I pushed your limits back there.” You sighed as you placed your own hands over Cody’s. You and Cody had a thing going on, but the thing was, he wanted to be more, but you weren’t sure. You liked him, you really did, he was everything you had been looking for, but something just kept you from saying yes whenever he brought up the subject. 

“It’s okay, Cody. You deserve answers, you really do, I just don’t know what to say. I don’t know why I’m being so hesitant about this, I mean I know I like you it’s just..” Cody interrupted you by spinning you around so that you were facing him. It was clear that your mind was a bit blurred by the shots you had been taking along side Dylan for his 24th birthday, but Cody’s eyes were as clear as the night sky. 

“I’d wait forever for you. You don’t need to rush, I don’t wanna push you into anything you don’t wanna commit too. Just know I’m here when you figure it out, okay?” He said as he placed a gentle kiss on your cheek. You nodded as you wrapped your arms around his neck feeling his arms around your waist as you softly dancing to a song that didn’t exist anywhere else than in your head.  

Time for a little rant

I try to keep this blog pretty light and fun, with more pictures than text posts, but I need to rant about something that I have seen a lot of lately that really bothers me: people irresponsibly buying or even rescuing animals that they cannot afford to take care of. I see it in my everyday life, but a lot more so on here.

This isn’t directed at anyone in particular, it’s just a something I am seeing increasing amounts of since I joined tumblr and it really bothers me. I’ll put the bulk of this rant under the cut though :)

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stolethecookies  asked:

What are your thoughts on the reading of Jay Gatsby as a black man passing for white? I know books belong to their readers, etc, but I am curious about what you think of this. There was a Salon article a while ago about this interpretation, discussing this interpretation and Professor Carlyle V. Thompson's analysis

I think it’s an interesting reading, but I didn’t find anything in the Salon article particularly convincing. (I have not read the original paper.)

Gatsby is a novel (at least in part) about class in the United States, and of course race is one kind of privilege that factors in to class determinations in American social orders. But there are others: Wealth. Sex. Gender. Ancestry. Educational background. Language. (i.e., people who speak English as their first language are tremendously privileged in the U.S.) It’s true that the vast majority of African Americans will never be welcome on East Egg, but neither will the vast majority of trans people, or the vast majority of non-English-speaking immigrants. 

My worry with Thompson’s reading of Gatsby is that it essentializes a novel that is great precisely because of its inability to be nailed down. In England, you knew if you were a Lord or a peasant. In the U.S., you didn’t (and don’t), but class is still real and pervasive and limitings, pushing us all back ceaselessly into the past.

Fic Rec!


does it almost feel like 2k - louis wakes up and finds a reindeer tethered to his mailbox

you’re just a daydream away 2k - harry and louis are strangers who are both alone for christmas, they keep each other company

if it makes you feel 2k - louis looked up at harry. his eyes were very, very dark, but focused, and harry was again reminded of how much the tommo didn’t like losing

spotted 2k - University AU in which Harry pines and Niall meddles

empty nest 3k - the canon fic where Harry and Louis’ youngest kid goes off to uni and they so totally don’t have Empty Nest Syndrome.

this is where i sleep 3k - Harry and Louis go camping while on break and make some memories

here for you 3k - Harry sprains his wrist during rehearsals. Louis becomes a little bit protective - just a little. Or maybe a lot

as long as there’s christmas 4k - louis and harry decide to spend part of their christmas holiday at disneyland. their kids could not be more pleased

midnight starlight 5k - AU. Harry moves to Doncaster after breaking up with his long term boyfriend. Louis helps him move on

as soft as midnight whispers 6k - au. louis only likes christmas on christmas, and harry wants his birthday to be perfect

walking in a winter wonderland 7k - Harry has a serious crush on Louis Tomlinson that ends up with him accidentally signing up to be on the Winter Ball committee

the sex game 8k - after nearly 2 years together, Louis worries his and Harry’s sex life has gone stale (sort of an epilogue to red brick heart)

the bigger man 8k - When Louis’s summer holiday in Ireland is cut short due to an unexpected request from the biological father he’s never met, he returns to London only to discover that his flatmate, Zayn, has rented out his room to a curly-haired mouth-breather called Harry Styles

put you on repeat, everywhere i go 8k - Harry is a college radio show host and Louis is a contemporary dancer attending said college. After a drunk hook-up, naturally a whole bunch of pining, dedicated love songs and make-out sessions on dance studio floors ensue

oh baby baby, the reason i breathe is you 9k - harry and louis are besties. harry wants a kid

you’re either in or you’re out 12k - Or the one where Louis tries out for Project Runway, Harry is his stupidly gorgeous competitor, Liam is Tim Gunn, Zayn is the supermodel host, and Niall is the guest judge who knows nothing about fashion

i’ll take you home 18k - louis pushes harry to her limits, and harry pushes back (part three of the genderfluid!harry series)

just the outlines of our hands 23k - an au very loosely based on The Notebook

the dreams that you wish 68k - Cinderella/Ever After AU. Destiny, romance, mistaken identity, sexcapades and oblivious!everybody abound in this gross bastardization of one of my all time favourite fairy tale


I just added these fics here!!!

Harry suffers a severe case of falling in love at first sight and accidentally purchasing a symbol of lifelong commitment and then lacking the courage to remove said symbol from his sock drawer for four years.

marriage proposal. Pining. Fluff and slight angst. Harry is so hopelessly in love and such a idiot this was so good oh my god

Harry’s mother sets him up on a lot of awful dates. She finally gets it right with Louis Tomlinson, President of the Harvard Law Review.

(Law School AU meets Politician!Louis AU)

This had a lot of hype around it but I didn’t want to get my hopes up and think its going to be amazing but it actually was not that great (((young and beautiful)))But this proved me wrong and was actually amazing. Uni meets politics AU. There’s also a second part that I plan on reading.

In retrospect, Louis should have grabbed the yarn and run.

also known as the classic tale of Louis’s struggle with a hippie boyfriend, a ginger cat and a lot of wool.

Yaay another marriage proposal! Harry knits alot and Louis is ridiculously in love with this silly boy. So so cute.

“There’s a boy sitting on the opposite roof. He’s dressed in sweatpants and a hoodie, hunched over a book. Almost as if he can feel that Louis is (somewhat creepily, but, well) looking at him, he lifts his gaze from his book and meets Louis’ eyes.

Louis’ very first thought when their eyes meet is that the boy is really pretty.”

Inspired by the tags on this post. Louis and Harry are twelve and ten years old respectively the first time they meet, and everything after that just kind of happens, really.

Growing up fic. Friends to lovers. One of my favorites.

Harry’s bike breaks down.

It’s not all bad, though, because it’s how he meets Louis.

Harry buys a bike and names it Daisy (which is totally something he would do) It breaks down and Louis’ a mechanic.

Harry is stressed with his classes and Louis takes him on a not-so-spontaneous date.

Marriage proposal!!!! Uni AU

Louis is Hollywood’s ‘Bad Boy and Sometimes Darling’, and Harry is the clumsy, endearingly attractive part-time cellist whose cello gets upgraded to the seat next to his on the plane. They fall in love.

Also featuring R&B Superstar Zayn Malik, Olympic Gold Medalist Liam Payne, and Masterchef Niall Horan.

Amaaazing. Love love love this. The fic was extremely well written. It flowed perfectly and it was one of those stories that you want to read beginning to end in one sitting.

In which both Harry and Louis pretend to be something they’re not but it turns out okay because they don’t have to pretend when it comes to each other.

(aka a high school AU featuring footballer!Harry and nerd!Louis)

High school AU. Louis is stubborn Harry is pining the usual storyline but written soo much better then the majority of the stories.

“It’s not a secret, right, Harry? All of his friends seem to know–”

Harry slumps down and starts methodically banging his head against his newsroom desk. “Niall, it is a secret from him because I have spoken a total of ten fucking words to Louis Tomlinson and also he is incredibly out of my league and probably fucking straight as well!”

Or: Harry’s a first-year on the school newspaper, assigned to cover the terrible men’s first football team. Louis Tomlinson is the team’s star defender. Harry pays significantly more attention to Louis’s arse than to writing real columns. Pretty soon, everyone notices. It takes Louis the longest.

Uni AU. Pining Harry, written for daddymonth. Good stuff

Louis looks at him unimpressed. “Okay, I guess I haven’t made myself clear the seven other times. You’re nice, Harry but you’re just the person who sells me weed. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.”

Harry smiles easily, as if he was expecting this. “I can be more, though. I’ll make you tea on Sunday mornings, I’m pretty good in the kitchen and I’ve been told that I give phenomenal blowjobs.”

Louis is really tempted to ask him if this is some sort of package deal special. Buy two grams of weed, get a cute boy and apparently everything he has to offer.

au where harry is louis’ weed seller but he really doesn’t know what he’s doing and louis thinks he’s annoying but is really fond of him

This was a really fun light read.

  1. harry is a girl sometimes. louis loves her all the time.

2. when harry wears panties, it’s not so much a sex thing. when louis wears them, it is very much a sex thing.

3. louis pushes harry to her limits, and harry pushes back.

Ive already rec’d the first story in this verse but I thought I should rec the whole thing because it’s absolutely amazing.

Harry’s stressed out and asks Louis to take him down into subspace so he doesn’t have to think for a while; Louis is more than happy to oblige.

Subspace, orgasm denial, spanking, whipping, aftercare the whole shabang

Harry wants to be used; Louis wants to give him what he wants.

Im sweating just thinking about this jesus christ so so so hot. Orgasm control, prostate milking, rimming LOVELY

And it’s good. It’s really, really good. Except they haven’t really talked about any of this and Harry can’t muster the courage to bring it up. Niall’s words at the bar run through his mind nearly every day. Fresh meat. Is this a thing Louis does, then? Find a toy to play with for awhile until he gets bored?

He knows Louis, though. He’s been friends with him for months now and he knows that he’s not just some heartless asshole. But he doesn’t know if this is just a nice convenient hook-up to him or something more, like how Harry feels. And he knows he should ask, but he’s not brave enough. Not brave enough to possibly ruin everything when Harry can take what he’s being offered without complaints.

[harry and louis meet in a mcdonalds. louis is everything harry needs.]

written by ballsdeepinjesus for daddymonth so you know its gonna be good. Sugar daddy AU.

“So here’s the thing,” he starts. “I didn’t mean what I said a few weeks ago to like, hurt your feelings or anything. If you like painting your nails, then you should do that, and not like, care if anyone else doesn’t like it because their opinions shouldn’t matter, you know?” Louis takes a breath, finally glancing over to see the boy wide-eyed and pink-cheeked. On a whim, he adds, “And like, I noticed you scraping it off and you haven’t been wearing any and I think you should because that’s what you like.”

or an au where harry paints his nails and drinks strawberry milk and is too nervous for it to be nothing and louis’ just trying to figure out whats wrong with him

By far the star of this fic rec Friday. Fell in love with this! Warning for mentions of domestic violence. Harry’s so delicate and soft and pretty you just have to read this.

here is a little thing, absent a title, that I wrote as a companion piece to The Harvard Hypocrite! Just some musings about Jeff and John and that first week in LA.

It’s long after midnight, and John’s only been under his father’s roof for a little over a week, when Jeff first encounters his second son outside of work.

It’s just a brief glimpse of John, crossing the hallway from the guest room to the bathroom. Jeff catches sight of him quite accidentally, from where he sits in the living room, nursing a quiet glass of bourbon before he’ll catch a few hours of sleep.

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