long essay wow

totallytracted  asked:

WHAT WHY ARE YOU STOPPING YOUR BLOG? sorry i just really love it. It's so cute and nice luv you

oh man thank you sm <333 i wanna archive the blog once it reaches 1000 prompts because 1. 1000 is a nice number to end off on and 2. its pretty hard to come up with prompts man!! like when i first started this blog i had SOOO many ideas, it wasn’t till around #500 that i really started relying on submissions. maybe i’ll keep with the blog after 1000 prompts, who knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ for now, the game plan is 1000 prompts and then bam im done.

(maybe i’ll make this into a different kind of blog after 1000 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

askingtechiepandah  asked:

I absolutely love your artwork and look forward to seeing them each time you post. Sometimes I'm afraid I miss a post so I come back to check! (o´ω`o) What are your favorite things about the WT fanbase and how does it reflect in your artwork? (ノ^_^)ノ

Hi there! Thanks so much for checking this blog for new art! :) I really appreciate it~ Feel free to check my twitter too for progress updates..I’ll usually announce it there if I have an update planned for the day and I do post the finished artwork over there too! (Pardon my silly tweets tho~ XD)

You asked a great question…I think my favorite things about the WidowTracer fanbase are that the people who are part of it are very friendly, supportive, and are so appreciative of Widow and Tracer as characters. The WT fans, writers, and artists I’ve met are very positive and welcoming to talk to. Even with a language barrier, they make en effort to share their work and new info as well as chat excitedly about WT! Some fan creators are insanely talented but they’re so humble & down-to-earth! One of the main aspects of WidowTracer is about ‘a connection between unlikely people’..and I can see that in the fans who make a sincere effort to connect and support each other!

In my experience so far (and I hope it stays this way), the WT fanbase is actually the most peaceful one I’ve ever been a part of…I feel that all the criticisms about WT are happening outside. In the WT fanbase, everyone is just really enthusiastic about all the different sides of Widow and Tracer’s dynamic. Everyone is focused on creating new work about these characters and also appreciating/being inspired by each other’s unique perspectives on them. I might have mentioned before that Widowtracer is a pairing that can fit into almost any genre: action, adventure, suspense, romance, angst, fluff, comedy, erotica - and it’s exciting that each creator contributes something new to the mix! The WT fans who are responding to the work just have so much enthusiasm and their feedback definitely spark new ideas for creators to work on!

People may say that WT is “over” or “dying/dead” but it’s not true…The fans who continue to stick with WT are still thriving and still have so many ideas to share! imho, this is the happiest outcome for a fanbase…just pure inspiration, creativity, enthusiasm, and positive motivation to share work that makes people feel and think. We want to know more about Widow and Tracer’s characters, and no matter what happens in canon - we want more stories about them, all kinds of stories about them! - that’s what we’re passionate about..and I think this is what reflects in my work and the work of other creators in the Widowtracer fanbase. :)

That Widowtracer passion is what makes us feel Alive! And we hope it makes you feel alive too~ ^^

Test Tube Suspicion

ok so i have a few things about test tube and the next episode part considering they said she would have a bigger role they also said that about knife but this post isn’t about him happy knife day so thats my ticket to talk about this before the episode comes out i would talk about this on test tube day but that seems to be after the release date so i’ll just reblog this on test tube day happy test tube day to the people reading this on test tube day

i think test tube is not who she says she is.test tube is a beloved character as well as most other characters in the fandom but these are the reasons why i don’t trust her

she doesn’t talk much ,ill start with the weakest reason first now this is could be do to introversion or some anxiety disorder but having it in an animated series is kind of weird

THIS VIDEO

this is a video of test tube singing ‘Still Alive’ from Portal as she murders other contestants now this could also be do to joking around because ha ha glados is science who murders people we also have a science character lets make her sing a song from portal but i still count this as a reason because murder is,you know bad. i’d probably see this as a reason even if it wasn’t titled..

TEST TUBES BIG SOLO you know a solo in music a solo is when only one person plays. in a situation where only test tube is in the scene which sounds awesome and could also reveal a side of test tube we haven’t seen before maybe in the next part, maybe later but as the video was it will be most likely shown in

HER LAB you know how many times we have seen her lab in the show? Once. You know how many times its been mentioned after that? None. You know how many people were in there other then her the one time it was seen? Two or one however you see yin-yang.I don’t know about you but that raises some suspicion flags for me. Especially sense the person who could tell people about her lab is eliminated. AND GUESS WHAT SHE DID TO THE ONE(?) PERSON WHO GOT INTO HER LAB

TESTING

AND THEY DIDN’T EVEN AGREE TO IT BEFORE SHE DID

TESTING ON A NOTHER LIVING BEING WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION THE ONE TIME SHE IS VEIWD IN HER LABORATORY also kind of suspicious she was working on something for yin yang before she even showed any one the lab.. and speaking of tests you know what also seems to be very interesting to be tested on

THE EGG

we have no idea what the egg is,how it got on mars,what its gonna be when it hatches if it hatches which is why it should be tested

this happens on screen btw 

but every time egg is on screen fan is normally with it because he is a good loving dad and in mazed and confused she isn’t really in her right mind

we still don’t have enough info on her and the egg to say anything for certain

but you know another reason i don’t think she’s who she says she is?

THE LIVESTREAM

the thing everyone saw coming in this post at ^this time^ in the inanimate insanity livestream the question is asked “will there be a ‘new taco’ in season two? basically someone who is secretly not who they seem.” adams confused response was “Definitely not in the way taco was” now what did taco do to not be seen as a threat? she acted unintelligent ‘half witted’ in her own words and also made a bond with another contestant who was loyal enough to stick by her side 

now test tube is different yet similar with that she’s definitely not pretending to be half witted quite the opposite in facts flourishes in her vast knowledge and doesn’t hide it but if she is the new taco lets look at some comparisons of how they got the friends to interact with them for the first time 

with taco how she got pickle to side with her balloon was being mean to taco and then pickle stood up for her and then spent the rest of the season smack talking balloon and other things

with test tube she was admiring astrology and fan just..showed up if they both were planning something i don’t think friendship was part of the plan until later

now if test tube is the new taco she definitely fits the bill for not in the way taco was but has the same circumstances on friendship 

and ALL OF THOSE REASONS are the reason i don’t think test tube is who she says she is.

Night Vale is America, Steve is a Liberal

A lot of people are going to hate me for this. I don’t care.

Listen up you guys, Steve is a liberal, Night Vale is America. How? Well let’s see how many similarities there are between us and Night Vale.

We have a government run by monsters and a 70 year old child. Angels are minorities that everyone ignores because you’re supposed to ignore them, if you don’t then our country will get taken over by them. Our emails, phone calls, social medias, and more, are watched by government agents. Who knows, maybe our conversations are being recorded. Huntokar tried to help, but instead maybe doomed Night Vale, so perhaps we’ll call her the white house staff + Comey, who are giving us clues that nobody can see except… Steve Carlsburg, the American Liberal. Look, people often target Liberals as “conspiracy theorists” who are just plain out wrong all the time and look for the worst in every single leader. Hmm, sound like someone? But wait, there’s more! Conservative people are the ones ignoring all the things that are wrong with our america. They’re the people who only acknowledge angels to ask them to leave. They’re the ones who look at the City Council and Tameyka Flynn, and say, “now those guys are leaders”. They don’t question the fact that they are looking to monsters and a child to guide their country, they just accept it, lower their heads and keep going. But Liberals? No. They hear Huntokar speaking to them from the news, apologizing over and over about how she tried to help, but nobody would listen. How she drew the lines out, clear as day, and nobody looked to the sky to see them. “The key to the answers is to look at these lines”, say the Liberals, showing them the charts and diagrams. “The angels are RIGHT THERE”, say the Liberals, pointing behind themselves. “Can you hear the words that Huntokar is telling us!” ,say the Liberals, asking every government worker they know and see. The Conservatives avert their eyes, arrest the protesters, and talk about a man in the sun. The sky is falling to pieces. There is fire, and protest, and death and shootings, while a mayor, a child, and a city council are trying to divert attention from the disaster, citizens pick a perfect world and imagine it so that we have the perfect President, the perfect country. You see ghosts in the streets. And then somebody helps out an immigrant. “You are valid”, they say. Somebody joins an LGBT protest. “We are valid”, they say. A bit of the sky returns. and suddenly everything is being recognized. People talk about the FBI, the CIA and all those other government organizations that watch and control our daily lives. “Wow, government agents watching my email? That’s not normal, is it?” They say. “Our government is really corrupt, man, look at all the shady deals and completely unethical laws and views they’re spreading”, They say. “Trump is like a 5 year old–” someone mentions. “– who puts a five year old in charge of a country?”  And people nod their heads, wondering how on earth they didn’t notice that before.

A bit of the sky returns.

And as more and more people notice, the more they come together to find a solution. “Maybe it would be nice to not be watched, so how about we instead do ____?” “Hey, can somebody take a look at the bible and see if it’s really anti-gay marriage?” “Wow, immigrants are really having a hard time getting recognized. Maybe we should hurry up with that reform policy.” “Okay, from now on, have at least one all gender restroom in every school.” “You know, women never really seem to be in the room when we talk about abortion laws. How about we get their input?” “Hey, maybe somebody should revise the bible a bit?” “President Trump is really problematic. Why haven’t we impeached him yet?”

It takes a long time, but eventually, these solutions are put into place. Not everyone is happy with them at first, but they slowly come to accept them. America is not perfect, but things are getting better. We are no longer crashing and burning. Over time, other countries go through a revision, and the wars stop as we all stand and breathe together. Not just a United States, but a United World. There is no longer a need to draw out the lines, and Huntokar lays down to sleep. Night Vale is saved. America is saved. The world is saved.

And all it took was to look to the sky.

Okay so can I talk for a second about how insanely impressive it is that the Galra empire has been one cohesive empire for literally thousands of years.

That’s literally unimaginable for me like earthlings can’t even go twenty seconds without killing each other but the Galra are apparently so unified and they have been collectively kicking the universe’s ass for over 10,000 years.

I cannot even begin to fathom how many trillions of Galra there must be. How is the power divided. How can one guy be in charge of it all. What is emperor Zarkon’s sovereignty based on (other than his age) and how can he so effectively control what has to be an uncountable number of subjects. How many commanders are there and how can any one of them be considered important enough to talk to the emperor of 90% of the known universe.

What about the problems in Galra society? They are obviously an emotional species, so how is sympathy so well suppressed without extreme political backlash that isn’t just solved by murdering a third of the population, or did they make a calculated decision to cut their losses and just raise generation after generation of selective sociopaths?What base values does the average Galra have? Surely there’s some level of god-complex if the Galra can destroy entire civilizations without batting an eye.

Is there cultural diversity? Are there any remnants of Galran society that still exist from Zarkon’s childhood or has it all changed? How much have the Galra changed genetically over 10,000 years? Are they acclimated to life in space in artificial environments? Does the Galra home planet even exist anymore? What kind of genetic diversity is there? Is there any isolation? What are desirable versus undesirable traits in Galran culture, and is it consistent across the board?

There’s just a lot i want to know about the largest population of the Voltron universe that we haven’t even begun to touch on in the show. And then there’s the issue of aftermath. Even if they manage to defeat Zarkon, it is literally impossible to change such an  massive group of people overnight. They are the overwhelming majority, and it’s obviously immoral (and impractical) to just order the execution of a species, but it’ll definitely be a challenge to undo 10,000 years of damage universe-wide on both sides of the war. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what they address in the coming seasons.

anonymous asked:

if you were starting this comic over, is there anything that you would have wanted to do differently? writing is really intimidating for me and i'd never want to post anything bc there's a 500% chance that i'll want to redo everything

YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANON !!!!!! ME SCREAMS FOR 900 YRS I’d change the ENTIRE BEGINNING of the comic LOLOL well ok maybe not the *entire* beginning, but I think I would’ve liked to introduce Julian loving Sydney Morgan a little slower. I really like when stories jump right into the action (intros bore me, give me a reason to care, am I right???) but it was really clumsy, like, I would’ve liked to build on Sydney Morgan more–what their persona is, how many books they’ve written, what kind of books they write, etc.

I also really hate how ambiguous Landon and Julian’s relationship was in the beginning but a lot of that was inexperience writing the characters! I definitely feel like my comic-inexperience was spotlighted in that aspect… 

I actually fixed a lot of things that bothered me when I edited some earlier chapters in these more recent months (I’ll fix the later chapters soon too 😈), so I’m kind of “satisfied,” but it could’ve been stronger and, well, better. I’m really glad I did tiny, short chapters though because I feel like that saves it a bit LOL.

The “500% chance that I’ll want to redo everything” feeling is sooooo real… which is why I always say, I make TINF for all of you but, most importantly, for me! Do it because you like it. There are lots of smaller things I’m not wild about in TINF but if I included it, it was because I liked it at the time (PERRY THE PLATYPUS??? OK, NICOLE)–I WAS PASSIONATELY IN-LIKE! I STILL AM..!! There are some pages that make nooo sense, like, this last panel is strange, I didn’t introduce it in any way !?!?! WHY ? ? TO THIS DAY, I’M DISTURBED… but, hey, Past Nicole really wanted it, she can live her life, who am I to judge… it’s fine. It’s harder to regret things when you do it because you enjoy it. :D

A way to combat this feeling, I found out later on, is just to plan everything. I know that seems suuuuper daunting, but you can do it in an easier way, I promise! For example, I can break up TINF this way:

  1. Julian wants to find Sydney Morgan because Sydney Morgan is #1
  2. Julian starts caring more about his friends than Sydney Morgan
  3. Julian becomes aware of his feelings and starts growing up
  4. Julian finds out who Sydney Morgan is and ❓ 😉

Easy, right? Like, the first 2 ½ points are 600+ pages LMAO… 💦 having small goals to get to is good though and this way you can write your story to actually go somewhere. I do even tinier goals like this with my chapters too, like, plan out beginning ➡️ middle ➡️ end.

Another thing you can do is really, truly get to know your characters. I laugh about the asks I receive on this blog because they’re silly but, truthfully, if I’d answered those questions 5 years ago, my comic probably could’ve been a lot more cohesive. Chances are, if you know exactly what your character is going to do in a situation, you won’t regret what you write because you’ll know that’s where your character is supposed to go (or where they want to go).

(In fact, a lot of the reason why I know my characters so well is because me and my bff @thrynnie talked about them endlessly. She loves to ask me random scenarios how the characters would act or what they like? And then she helps me with them. IT WORKED LOL)

TINF is almost 6 years old, my characters are probably about 9 years old, like, ya, I’m gonna wish I did things different. But the things I’m uncomfortable with, I can incorporate them into the story later. For example, there’s a chapter coming up where they make a Sydney Morgan zine, so you’ll find out more about Sydney Morgan. Also, Landon and Julian talk about their relationship… so it all comes out and I get to readdress those issues. You can, too! You don’t have to die with your mistakes. Acknowledge them, problem solve them, make it better..!!!

The great thing about posting things online is it’s not for a publisher or certain audience–it’s for you. Have fun, be wild n free, and push through all the negative feelings, it’ll be worth it!!! DO IT and just get better for the next page/chapter/story! The bond/love you feel for readers who enjoy your truly wild lovechild of a story is amazing, trust me. It’s worth it… the passion I feel… IT’S REAL… gonna keep getting better 💪 learning at a turtle’s pace but it’s ok 🐢

Happy Healthy ME

As you know, I’ve been struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome for over two years now, and prior to that I had glandular fever, chronic tonsillitis and a whole host of ongoing health problems. By this point, after years of abusing my body and putting up with so much ill health, I’m understandably very frustrated and fed up with always being sick! It’s time to take charge of my health and finally be HAPPY HEALTHY ME!

So, I’ve starting drafting a little plan to help get my health back on track. It’s a work in progress, I’m going to trial this for a few weeks and adjust it as I go. I also need to make allowances for when I am feeling sick and tired. The key to recovering from chronic fatigue is to know when you’re at your limit and allow yourself to rest. Pushing yourself just doesn’t work in this case! I need to work on creating structure and routine within my days, especially my days off from work. 

Morning Routine

  • up by 8am (unless I really need a sleep in)
  • 1 litre of lemon water
  • 2 tbsp blackstrap molasses, vitamin B12, vitamin D3
  • 20-30 minute walk
  • stretching, physiotherapy, strength work (about 30 mins)
  • 10 minute meditation
  • HCLF fruit-filled breakfast
  • shower, wash face, clean teeth
  • studying by 9:30-10ish

Nutrition

  • currently trialling a HCLF, high raw diet. At this point I’m still working out what works best for me nutritionally. I LOVE eating lots of fruit, but am open to adjusting my macros depending on what I feel works best for me. Also being winter, I’m definitely craving hearty, warming meals! So this will be one I’m working on over time. 
  • eat some raw veggies every day
  • [mostly] gluten free. I always eat gluten free at home, but will occasionally eat it when out - and only in small amounts! I have a mild gluten intolerance, but a little seems to go okay.
  • fresh pressed juice daily

Fitness

  • 20 − 30 minute walk daily - this is as much about getting me out of the house on my days off so I don’t become a hermit as it is just getting me up and moving. Plus I love walking! It’s so calming, refreshing and just feels so dang good.
  • 4 x dance classes per week
  • 1 − 2 yoga classes per week
  • stretching, physiotherapy and strength work daily - one thing I REALLY need to focus on, is getting my strength back up! Obviously dancing helps a lot, but I still have very little upper body and core strength, and with my many injuries (back, shoulders, foot, knee) building up some muscle is the best way to heal and prevent any more from occurring. 
  • in a few weeks I will also think about getting another jazzercise membership. It’s so much fun, so good for fitness, and it’s something that my mum, sisters and I all do together. Family bonding AND fitness?! Yep. I just need to be sure I’m not going to be overdoing it by taking on too much first.

Mind

  • 10 minute daily meditation/mindfulness
  • 10 minutes of reading each day
  • write in journal daily

Study

  • do a little each day
  • NO PHONE!
  • study like Hermione

So basically I’m hoping my days will go something like this:

  • get up and do Morning Routine
  • study from 10am til about 4 or 5pm
  • have a lunch break but NOT take a nap like I usually do - this makes me sleepy and ends in a very unproductive afternoon! It’s also not good for your night time sleeping habits/sleep quality
  • stop studying by 5pm at the latest
  • eat a wholesome, nutritious dinner
  • do some reading before bed
  • be in bed by 10pm - structured, regular bed times are really important to create good quality sleeping habits

BUT in saying all this, I’m aware that some days I will just not feel up to sticking to this. Some days I will be tired and feeling unwell, and will just need a day on the couch binge watching Pretty Little Liars and napping. And that’s a-ok too. Slowly building up consistent, healthy habits is my ultimate goal, but I need to take it slow and not rush. There is no quick fix for chronic fatigue, and pushing myself will only be detrimental. Some weeks I will probably not exercise at all except for my dance classes, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Slow progress is STILL PROGRESS!

what fucks me up is the fact that laurent had never, even in his most indulgent dreams, believed that he would be king. read the scene where herode kneels to him and come back. that scene probably was the first time anyone with power had recognized him as a rightful heir to the throne. had told laurent he was a king and legitimately believed that as a fact. even as a child, auguste had been the pride of vere and laurent would have been in his shadows. not reluctantly, i think laurent would have been fine without the throne. his brother was everything to him and he probably believed whole heartedly that auguste was the perfect candidate for the king and that he would serve him in any of his ventures. but then auguste dies at marlas and then hes thrown in this position he never thought belonged to him. and then hes subject to the regents treachery. laurents black and white world comes to a halt when auguste leaves it and hes forced to grow up too fast for a boy his age. whenever we see the regent with the council, he gives laurent this false persona of someone he is not and i wonder what thats done to laurent emotionally and psychologically. weve only seen two chapters of his pov and being told that he was not suitable for the throne, that he would never live up to his brother constantly for years has got to do something to his head.

on a side note: laurent probably never even wanted the throne. he probably believed that auguste would be crowned, marry a patran princess and procure a heir. so when auguste died of old age his son would succeed him. laurent would have wanted to sneak out of the castle to go to his own adventures that probably got his brother and king so distressed because laurent for gods sake you are royalty, you have got to be more cautious. laurent would hear this but the very next day take off to another unexplored part of the country.

on another side note: imagine laurent unexpectedly meeting this charming, barbarian of a man on one of his escapes from the palace and they fall hopelessly in love with each other :’)

anonymous asked:

why do you like Dean Winchester so much????? he's such a fucking asshole fuck

I wish this the topic for my essay cuz I’m seriously about to write you one

(ignore the mistakes it’s 12 am and I’m a bio major not an English major hah)

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            According to the kin selection theory in biological studies, individuals may prefer to increase their indirect fitness by investing their energy towards raising their siblings and caring for them as opposed to investing it in their own health and offspring. Dean Winchester, from CW’s Supernatural, is a character that portrays altruistic actions that accurately depict the kin selection theory. As an older brother to Sam Winchester, Dean chooses to use his skills as a tool for investing in Sam’s direct fitness rather than his own. Thus, Dean’s direct fitness decreases, causing Dean to develop self-esteem issues and continues to value his brother’s life above his own. 

            Prior to the first season of Supernatural, Dean Winchester was involuntarily placed in the position of a parent due to his father, John Winchester, being an abusive dick. After the death of his wife, John began to seek revenge from the supernatural being that had caused her death, making vengeance his primary focus. John Winchester demonstrates biologically antagonistic behaviour, in that he effectively pursues his own goals without considering the needs of his own offspring. In the episode “Something Wicked”, it is shown that John Winchester had yet again left his kids behind, leaving the responsibility on a child Dean, then proceeding to blame his son for Sam nearly getting killed. The episode “Bad Boys” explores Dean’s past, where he had stayed at a boy’s home because his father had wanted him to rot in jail for attempting to steal bread in order to feed Sam. By risking getting imprisoned in order to feed his brother, Dean demonstrates true altruistic behaviour; expecting his brother to return the favour, but rather doing it because he feels it is his job.  The responsibility imposed on Dean as a child lead him into believing that his life is not worth saving, and that he must sacrifice himself in order to save his brother.

            In the finale of the second season, Sam Winchester is killed, and in turn, Dean sells his own soul to bring back his brother from the world of the dead. Growing up, Dean believed that his life was centred around his brother, and therefore, when his brother died, Dean began to saw that he no longer had a purpose in life. As a response, Dean offered his soul to a crossroads demon, where he was given the deadline of one year before he would be taken to Hell, despite knowing the consequences. Dean once again showed true altruistic behaviour by valuing Sam’s life above his own and not asking for anything in return. While his actions may be seen as reciprocal altruistic, as Sam repays him many favours over the course of the show, there are also multiple times where Sam does not stay with Dean and favours others above him. For example, when Sam left to Stanford, when he chose to follow Ruby’s lead and when he remained with Amy instead of searching for Dean (Not Sam hating just using this as proof for why Dean behaves the way he does). As a result, Dean continues to believe that despite what he does, he will never be good enough. In the episode “On the Head of a Pin”, Dean describes himself by saying “Well, I guess I’m not the man either of our dads wanted me to be,” when speaking to Castiel. After breaking under the torture in Hell, and breaking the first seal, Dean’s self hatred rises incredibly, causing him to think even less of himself and hold himself responsible for things greater than only Sam’s survival.

             During the fifth season, Sam starts to behave in a much more altruistic fashion, causing Dean’s guilt to become a major issue. When Sam makes the sacrifice of giving himself to Lucifer and jumping into Hell in order to end the apocalypse, Dean begins to feel extremely guilty for allowing Sam to be the one who sacrifices himself while Dean remains alive. The guilt worsens when Castiel begins to pressure Dean against submitting himself as a vessel to Michael, despite Zachariah’s nagging (fuck Zachariah). Dean is then constantly torn between making the right decision while also looking after his brother and making sure that Sam does not harm himself as well. Soulless Sam is another factor that contributes towards Dean’s rising guilt, because Dean begins to feel that he is the reason behind this happening to Sam and that he had failed Sam entirely. When Sam begins to do the trials in the eighth season, and admits that he would rather die and feels as though his life is worthless, simultaneously with Castiel falling from grace, Dean goes super foodle faddle insane with guilt because you can’t spell Dean without “guilt” and “self hatred” and “lack of self worth”.

            In the events of the ninth season, Abaddon and Crowley begin to fight over the throne of Hell, and Dean holds the responsibility for that as well (don’t ask me why, ask the writers of the show). By this point, Dean has gotten so used to just sacrificing himself he does not even need to consider the consequences anymore, and so, he takes the legendary Mark of Cain and searches for the First Blade in order to kill Abaddon. However, this is Supernatural we are talking about, and Dean dies, of course, while trying to kill the other bad guy, aka Metatron, because Dean not only feels responsible for killing the enemy of Hell, but of Heaven as well. Therefore, Dean dies (again) and wakes up as a demon. Prior to his death, however, Dean admits to disliking what the Mark is turning him into, and shows more self-hatred for turning into what he is becoming. In the tenth season, we begin to see how Dean appreciates the lack of feelings he has. After a lifetime of guilt and responsibility, Dean now feels free. Even after Castiel returns him to his human state, poor Dean still has the Mark of Cain and is slowly becoming super violent. It is something I enjoy because we get to see a new side of Dean, the one who can finally be the bad guy. I am sure, however, that we will end up seeing more Bowel Movement scenes near the end of the season full of Dean self-hatred and guilt.

             In conclusion (I hate using this but I’m so done rn it’s 12 am), Dean is not an asshole. He is an idiot sometimes, yes, but not an asshole. Thank you.

 

anonymous asked:

What are some of the things you love about rucas? :)

This is going to be long…I’ll also probably add parts every time I think about this question, so I’ll call this “Part 1″ of many


1. The innocence & genuineness of Riley & Lucas’ feelings for one another

Yes, Riley’s crush on Lucas started out by her liking the way he looks. But this shallow puppy love crush turned into genuine feelings as she got to know him more. And while Lucas does think Riley is pretty, this has never been the basis of his feelings for her. And their relationship has very little to do with touching, hand holding, hugging, etc., and while that may seem boring to some or obvious because they’re only in the eighth grade, it’s really refreshing to see that they don’t need any of that to like each other. They like each other because they’re comfortable with sharing stories with one another that no one else knows about. Their feelings come from a place of understanding and trust, and it’s all such a beautiful way to start a relationship.


2. Riley’s insecurity about their future

It’s something that’s been touched upon more and more these days and I actually love it. That may be strange to hear, but Riley’s insecurity about the future status of their relationship makes it all the more real. Even though their relationship stems from a beautiful place, life happens and you have to be prepared to deal with the consequences. This is helping Riley grow up, and her reasoning of being afraid to lose Lucas if they ever break up makes sense. Insecurity happens sometimes, but what’s so great about it is that the audience gets to see the obstacles that the two go through that show that they would be able to handle a hit to their friendship even if they stop their romantic relationship.


3. Lucas’ belief in Rucas

There is no one who is a bigger Rucas shipper than Lucas himself. Even though Riley can be more vocal about her feelings for Lucas and is more obvious with her actions, Lucas is the one who has been subtly fighting for them since the beginning. He has always believed in Riley Matthews the individual, and in Riley Matthews and Lucas Friar, the pair of friends and a possible couple. Even when it was just rejecting Missy, Lucas has stood firm that Riley and the rest of the gang are more important to him than any other girl. He was chivalrous enough to ask for Riley’s father’s permission “just to go on a date” with her, and let’s be real, that’s the sweetest thing ever in this day and age. Even when he didn’t want to argue with Riley’s words after she told him that they’re just brother and sister because he does not like upsetting her, he could not help but try to counter that opinion. Lucas knows that they are so much more than friends and he is not giving up that thought any time soon.


4. The fact that they show so many similarities to other couples, but they’re still a very unique pair

As one of the main love pairs of a sequel show, it really is no surprise that there would be a few parallels to Boy Meets World when it comes to stuff like moments or words, etc. Riley is her father’s daughter, and there are bound to be similarities between their love stories. Even with theories that Riley is like Angela or Lucas is like Topanga, Rucas is their own love story. There is no telling how they are going to end up. Are they going to live together happily ever after like Cory and Topanga? Are they going to go their separate ways but remain friends like Shawn and Angela? Or are they going to break up and not speak again like Jack and Rachel? Who knows? That’s the best part: Lucas and Riley can have a similar ending to another couple, but their love story and the way it’s written is all their own.


5. Riley and Lucas are very similar, but still very different.

The whole “opposites attract” and “likes repel” thing is a bit overplayed in fictional couples and I personally do not see it happen too much in real life. I absolutely adore the fact that Riley and Lucas show very similar qualities, because it just proves that they have all the more reason to get along and things to talk about! They still have their differences as individuals, and they find a way to raise each other up by using these differences to complement one another. Riley is, for the most part, innocent and gentle, and this softens Lucas’ darker and rough side. Lucas is usually sure of his feelings and is not insecure about what other people think of him, and this can teach Riley a lesson by helping that side of her. All of these differences and similarities make Rucas so lovable and workable - they may even watch the Cuddle Bunnies together!!!


6. Their positive influence on each other

Going off of #5 here, they complement one another well and have both changed each other for the better. Because of Lucas, Riley learned how to become a real friend. She learned how to accept another person into her circle of comfortability and listen to someone else’s back story. All this time she’s known Maya and Farkle for basically her whole life, so Lucas came as a shock to her. But because of him, she knows how to open up to someone new and understand that person. Also, like I said in #5, Lucas has the ability to make her not so insecure about herself. Riley’s confidence level spikes when she’s talking about something passionately, and being alone with Lucas lets her do that (e.g the Knicks rant). Lucas is slowly teaching her to become comfortable not only with someone new, but with herself. She’s believing she can do what she dreams of more and more, and I believe Lucas has a good amount to do with it.

Riley is Lucas’ ray of sunshine. Her optimism, brightness, quirkiness - these are all things he loves about her. This is because when he sees her usual happy self, he wants to become better. Instead of being easily filled with anger and going off on a violent rampage, he is able to calm himself because he remembers that Riley is there. Lucas knows she does not like seeing “Texas Lucas,” not because it destroys her fantasy of him as her prince, but because she does not want to see him ruin the better person he has worked so hard to grow into thrown out the window in a moment of rage. Before Riley, even he believed he would not be able to control his anger, but again and again, we are reminded by Lucas Friar himself that he is ever so grateful for Riley’s belief in him. Because she believes in him, he believes in himself. Meeting her, Riley Matthews, was one of the best things that has ever happened to him. Because of her, he not only became a better person, but he learned how to believe in himself. That’s a mutual aspect of their relationship: they help emphasize the positive aspects in one another and allow each other to grow past the negative.


BONUS*** The way Lucas looks at Riley

I’m not going to attach any GIFs or pics here because that would just make this post longer than it already is but we all know how he looks at her. Even when everyone is making the most weirded out faces, he’s there grinning like a fool at her equally quirky comments. She could just be concentrated on her notebook and he’d sneak a smiling glance or two to check out what she’s doing. I’ve said this before, but the writers made a great choice in changing the seating arrangement - we get to see subtle loving Lucas so much more because of that!!!

anonymous asked:

I'm seriously worried about our situation if pep stays. I read in some newspapers that players like thomas, bastian or gotze would think about leaving... I know most newspapers are all in for drama but I can't help but feel bad :(

I’ve actually been excited to answer this question all day, so yay – finally answering it (and then I have to write two papers so if anyone sends me further asks I won’t be around for a while).

First off, I want to say that I’m not concerned about Thomas leaving at all, that Basti leaving I am SLIGHTLY concerned about but don’t think it’ll be related to Pep at all, and Mario’s current position in the club is rather unfortunate, and he’s really the only one of the three I could see leaving because of conflict with Pep.  Although I think that there’s a lot of complicated stuff when it comes to his position at the club at the moment…

HOWEVER I am STILL seriously worried about our situation if Pep stays.  And it’s not just in the players.  And so I’m going to attempt to enumerate some reasons why I’m still seriously worried about our situation, even if all the players stay.

First and foremost comes Pep’s total lack of regard for the fans.  This is the most important to me personally, but I also think is a really good indication towards how healthy clubs are, especially in Germany where most clubs are at least 50% fan-owned.  He rarely makes comments in deference towards the fans.  He also is the first trainer in a while who doesn’t join the players when they do their annual trip to a fanclub, and MOST importantly, he’s very very resentful towards holding open training sessions.  This is something that’s a fundamental part of our club identity he actively dislikes.

He also has little to no regard to Bayern’s long-term future – consistently expressing opinions verbally that are better for the here-and-now (like when he was saying he wanted to keep Green and Hojbjerg) instead of being concerned about his younger players’ developments, caring VERY little about the youth team and promoting promising youngsters, and not caring about training players to fill-in for the older ones as the average age of our first team is rapidly approaching 30.  I think he’s even said that he isn’t looking more than at the present season, which is certainly fine for HIM – he won’t be around us for very long – but it will leave us with MANY pressing holes when he leaves that will just get worse and worse the longer he stays around.

He also is stubborn and arrogant, refusing to change his tactics and ideas to the point where we might end up buying replacements for players who are still fit (read: replacing Philipp Lahm in the right back position and David Alaba in the left back position) while overcrowding other positions.  And he RARELY takes responsibility when things go wrong.  And the one time I remember him ACTUALLY saying something was his fault was AFTER Rummenigge had already blamed a long-standing member of the Bayern family leading to his leaving the club.  Pep simply does not take responsibility often for his actions, and that is toxic.

And the last thing I’m going to add here because this is already a small novel and I really do actually need to write those papers is THE DRAMA.  This started really exploding when MW left in a VERY dramatic fashion, but it hasn’t really calmed down.  It’s really concerning when multiple people (like Kahn, Hitzfeld, Matthäus) are actively criticizing your and THEIR OLD club’s position.  When your players are called away from interviews.  When people outside of your club really start gossiping about the inside of it, and the news ends up being more filled with rumors than with match reports.  Back in the 90s, Bayern was known as FC Hollywood, because instead of actually producing any convincing performances on the pitch, our players ended up in tabloids with drama and scandal.  And the past couple of months have started to feel VERY reminiscent of that.  SO many old players have started talking behind our club’s back, and while our players haven’t (yet) openly criticized the club and the management, the level of drama coming back isn’t pleasant.  And I think that MUCH of it stems from Pep and conflict with him in one way or another.

So anyway, yes, yes I am SERIOUSLY worried about our situation with Pep.  But I wouldn’t worry about Pep chasing away Thomas, if that’s any consolation.  :)  Guardiola raus!

Claire Dearing and how she kicks ass even if ‘Jurassic World’ didn’t exactly want her to

Okay I really just wanted to talk about how YES I love Claire Dearing and NO I don’t think she’s a “weak” character. However, there are things in the movie that bother me where she’s concerned, and I want to talk about them in further depth alongside where I think she triumphs against these complaints. 

  • 1.) NUMBER ONE AND MOST IMPORTANT!!!! I AM SO!!!!! TIRED!!!!! OF WOMEN IN MOVIES BEING TOLD THAT HAVING CHILDREN IS THE BEST THING THEY COULD EVER DO WITH THEIR LIFE.

    If I became supreme overlord of the entire planet I would outlaw this bullshit from being brought up in any movie tv show book anYTHING EVER AGAIN. SERIOUSLY IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY GET IT OUT OF MY FUCKING FACE AND STOP SHOVING IT DOWN OUR THROATS. 

    HOWEVER!!! This annoying as fuck trope isn’t really applied to Claire. It’s how her sister feels, but not our main female character. She is outright with her opinion on the subject. If anything, we should find her more relatable as a woman because she most likely gets this a lot from her sister, and it’s something that we on Tumblr bitch about all the time. Don’t tell me I need to have kids, don’t tell me I’ll change my mind about wanting kids, etc. I see a lot of people complaining that Claire goes through some DRAMATIC CHANGE where she suddenly does change her mind about children, but I’m calling bullshit on this. So she.. becomes worried about her nephews being in mortal fucking danger???? this means she wants to get knocked up and become a stay at home mom the very next day????????????? what the shit are you people smoking??? 

    If you really want to talk about a character changing their mind about possibly having kids, let me point you in the direction of Alan Grant in the first Jurassic Park film. He voices his dislike and impatience for children through most of the movie. But then it’s almost ALL of his character development where he becomes close with Lex and Tim throughout the movie. One of the last shots in the film are the kids sleeping on his shoulder, while he shares a “knowing” look with Ellie, who’d stated at the start of the movie that she would like to have kids with him someday. THIS SHOT IN ITS ENTIRETY told the audience that yes, he’s changed his mind about children, and his and Ellie’s shared smile insinuates that yes, maybe they will have some of their own one day. 

    THERE IS NO SHOT OR ANY SUGGESTION OF THE SORT THAT CLAIRE COMES TO THIS SAME DECISION. All that she’s gone through was becoming closer with her nephews, of whom she was sort of estranged/didn’t exactly know how to interact with. People are acting like she was staring longingly at them at the end of the film all like “oh I wish I had some of my own now!!!” and there was nothing like that at all. Stop mistaking a woman’s affections for her sister’s children as wanting to have her own. 

    I myself am an aunt and struggle to spend time with my niece and nephew without feeling awkward because I don’t know how to talk to children okay it’s really hard for me but I love them anyway bUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN I WANT TO HAVE KIDS. 

  • 2.) Yes, Owen’s character is a bit… gross toward Claire.
    AT FIRST. It would be one thing if she was completely repulsed by him, was constantly fighting off his advances but he kept making crude suggestions/remarks, but that’s not the case. She definitely finds him completely annoying, but she handles herself like a queen looking down upon the village idiot. She stands up to him, insults him, and gets in his personal space even more than he gets into hers. She’s in control of the situation between them, really. And after that first “would you like to consult here or in my bungalow” joke, he never makes another sexual remark toward her. He might be bossing her around later and throughout the movie, and people have apparently found that this made Claire weak, but here’s my counter argument. 

    Owen does lead Claire around throughout most of the movie, but this doesn’t demean her. She does ask for his help, but this doesn’t mean she’s weak. She is a businesswoman, and an extremely important one at that. Mr. Masrani may own the entire park, but she is the one that makes sure it and it’s 20k+ visitors run smoothly and without a hitch every goddamn day. Can you imagine how fucking hard of a job that is to have? How stressful? She puts her entire self into that park, and all of this is what makes her awesome, and definitely the smartest, most intelligent character in the whole freaking film. She asks for Owen’s help to find her nephews and lead her through mILES of JUNGLE with a wiLD MURDEROUS DINOSAUR ON THE LOOSE because that’s what he does. Why would Claire, on top of being an amazing fucking businesswoman, also be an amazing fucking hunter??? Not to say that she couldn’t, but in the context of storytelling, that would just be too convenient. One character who’s good at job A who asks another character to do job B because they’re good at it doesn’t demean the person who’s good at job A. And she fucking holds up her own when they’re out together. She’s not screaming or whimpering or complaining or shrinking away at everything. When all hell breaks loose in the park and the Pterosaurs are snatching people up left and right, Claire doesn’t hide behind Owen, but rather gets up to higher ground, putting herself at higher risk of getting snatched up, to look for her nephews. Oh, and then yanno, rescues our heroic male lead by near-expertly gunning down a Dimorphodon that was about to tear his face off. Completely pushed around and weak, right? 

  • 3.) Zach and Gray’s disregard for their aunt in light of how BAD ASS AND GR8!!!! Owen is. 
    I honestly don’t.. have any excuse or argument for this. It’s bullshit, and it makes me angry. It’s basically like “oh hey look we have a decent female character and she’s brave and strong and smart an-OH IS THAT A HEROIC MALE CHARACTER I SEE?? I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT THAT OTHER PERSON WHO’S SHE EVEN I AM SO CONSUMED BY HOW AWESOME CHRIS PRATT IS” and yeah, it’s some shit on their part. It makes me hate the kids a little bit, honestly like wow you two stupid fucks you just watched your aunt shoot the fuck out of a dinosaur and save her helpless boyfriend and you’re gonna just completely disregard that??? okay you little shits I hope you get eaten. I MEAN, dang, I realize it was just supposed to be a funny line, but it was insulting to Claire as a character. This is really the only moment I find truly disappointing as far as how the movie handled Claire as a woman. 

  • Claire and Owen needing to be romantically involved at all.
    I honestly went into this movie dreading this. I knew the two were going to be forced into some awkward romance for no reason at all, as most movies tend to make us sit through. Why do we need to put in a romantic subplot when we have fucking dinosaurs for gods’ sake? The answer is that we don’t, but where I see a lot of people complaining that this is another aspect that makes Claire weak and uninteresting, I really do think that they handled the romance well. Actually, the greatest thing about it, is that it’s not in your face the whole time. It’s not a main concern. Bryce and Chris actually had really good chemistry, and they shared one short, chaste kiss. Nothing about them was overly sexual. THIS is how you handle romance in an action movie. If you’re going to do it, this is how it’s done. I would even go as far as to compare this to the relationship between Mako and Raleigh from Pacific Rim. Definitely not as well written or subtle, but in the way that it wasn’t shoved down the audience’s throats. There wasn’t a big makeout scene at the end as the sun set against the ocean or some bullshit like that. They just meet up, and walk out together. No swelling of romantic music or chorus, just. Two people who went through some shit together and like each other to some romantic extent. 

    Did the movie need the romance? No. BUT there is a plethora of forced, awkward, gross romances out there, and this isn’t one. It doesn’t demean Claire’s character, and she’s not a prize won by the male lead. This gets them more than a pass in my book. 

BASICALLY IN SUMMARY. Yes, Jurassic World fucked up a few times where female characters were concerned, but don’t drag Claire down with these missteps. And don’t just drag the entire movie through the mud either. It did a shit ton more right than it did wrong. Encourage more characters like Claire, but to be handled better in the future. Applaud what the movie did right and maybe we’ll get MORE of that in the next film. 

in a nut shell idfk just have fucking fun don’t be a fuckin salt pile

The Fate of Wonderland's Royalty (aka Why I'm Not Worried About Anastasia): A Mini-Essay in 5 Parts

Anonymous asked you: What do you think of the news that the Knave/Will will be a regular on S4 of Once? It’s also been confirmed that just Michael is moving over. What do you think that means for Ana, Scarlet Queen, etc? Do you think they’d give us a happy ending, just to ruin it? Or do you think Emma was too busy to return for S4 of Once? Or do you think they are playing it cool, and Emma will be announced as a recurring/regular later this summer?

I’m not all that worried to be honest. There’s a lot of different ways this whole “Moving over to OUAT” thing could go. I mean, during the summer before season three of Once started, I’m pretty sure they announced who was playing Ariel before they announced Peter Pan or Tinker Bell. (Both of whom had more screen time than everyone’s favorite little mermaid.)

They also originally announced that Meghan Ory wouldn’t be returning to play Red in season three. Yet, lo and behold, there she was in Farytale Land.

Surprise, bitch. I bet you thought you’d seen the last of me.

But, getting back to Scarlet Queen. All the possible Will Scarlet plot lines seem to fall in to two main categories:

Either 1.) Only Michael Moves Over or 2.) Emma Also Moves Over.

It's just that simple. So, let’s break down some of the different ways the Will Scarlet plotline of season four could go, shall we?

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