@ OmgCheckPlease fans

Let me tell y'all about a little comic called TeahouseComic.

A few years ago (I believe around 2010???), there was this lovely little comic called Teahouse. It was adult-oriented, being that it was set in a brothel in some kind of fantasy time period, but the explicit stuff wasn’t available online, and the story was 100% based on character and character development. It was in full color, always, and always beautifully rendered, stunning, gorgeous. I mean, oh my god. (The domain is still up at Teahousecomic.com if you want a look at what I mean).

The comic was started by two lovely young ladies, both of whom were in school/worked full time. As a team, they were known as Emirian. Because of the nature of the comic, they only went by E and CC, individually. They co-wrote the comic, planned the story together, did the script and traded duties with drawing, inking, coloring, etc. The work was about half and half between them, and they made stunning work. Funny and heartwrenching and sexy and beautiful.

The comic was free. 100% free on their website. They had a domain (still up) and hosted the comic there. Just a few banner ads on the side (for other webcomics) and a shop section. The shop sold print copies of the chapters and a few little bits of merch. They didn’t really make money off the comic at all–even when they started going to conventions to promote. Maybe a touch of profit, but they usually just broke even. The comic itself was totally free, and you only needed to buy the print copies if you wanted to see the explicit stuff and extras.

Now, they originally set a weekly update schedule for themselves. As in, one page every week. But I remind you: these ladies worked, went to school, had families. Oftentimes the updates wouldn’t come on the Thursday planned. Closer to Friday. And fans, in the beginning, were very kind about it.

Later on, as their lives got busier, they started attending cons, one of them got a better and more demanding job, some medical issues happened, they couldn’t do updates regularly anymore. They apologized profusely every time, tried to plan and give dates and generally be as honest as possible. But fans got frustrated. They started getting hate from the fans, calling them lazy, calling them horrible, all kinds of awful things I don’t want to repeat.

People who claimed to be fans started shitting on Emirian because they couldn’t update more often. The comic was still free. There were no paywalls, no subscriptions needed, nothing. Patreon wasn’t even a thing yet. But people got angry and started treating the creators, whose work they claimed to love, like shit because they couldn’t handle a weekly update. They had to take hiatuses, and yes, it was frustrating and sad, but it was understandable. And free.

In 2014, both creators were at a point where they could no longer continue the comic. CC was in school pretty much double time, and E had a full time job as an animator. Even working together, they just couldn’t handle the burden of the comic any more. They posted an apology, and made posts on the site finishing the story they’d written. The site is still up, and looking at it now for this still breaks my heart. People weren’t surprised they couldn’t continue it. Some people were bitter and some angry, some felt their hatred had been justified. Most of us were just heartbroken.

Emirian had given us something wonderful, and when life got in the way, some of the ‘fans’ responded with hatred and bullshit. It was unjustified and shitty. I get the frustration, but they didn’t deserve the hate. They’re busy people with busy lives, giving us a beautiful comic completely free.

So how does this connect to OMGCP?

Ngozi is doing this comic, alone. She is planning, writing, scripting, storyboarding, drawing, inking, coloring, publishing, and promoting this, all on her own. Plus the blog posts. Plus the twitter. All on top of her day to day work, her daily life. For free.

I’ve seen a few people now trashing her for asking for donations or not updating often. Just outright hating on her. Why?

Why do you feel entitled to more updates? From a woman working hard to bring us this beautiful thing for free, while also working hard full time on her own shit? I remind you that the kickstarter is for the Year Two book. “It’s a big sum she’s asking for!!!!” Printing is expensive as fuck, especially for comics, especially for full color comics, especially for indie comics, especially for large quantities of comics. And she’s not asking you alone to pay the whole bill.

You don’t HAVE to be a patron on Patreon. You don’t HAVE to donate to the kickstarter. The comic is still free online. You can still read it, for free, then go to your blog and shit on the keyboard to hate OMGCP or Ngozi herself. Without paying a dime. Congrats.

Or, you can be Not a dick, and read it when it updates, keeping in mind that comic books are usually TEAM projects, and this is a personal project by ONE person in her SPARE TIME, that she is only being paid for by the generosity of her fans on Patreon. No one is being forced to give their money. And guess what? If you’re donating, and you’re not happy with what you’re getting? You can stop donating.

In essence, I want to remind you:

-Art is really, really hard
-Comics especially are labor intensive as fuck
-Ngozi is giving us an incredible thing, for free
-In her spare time
-Artists deserve to be paid for their work
-Even when things are busy.

I don’t want to see what happened to Teahouse happen to OMGCP as well. I’m so, so glad that Patreon exists now, and Kickstarter, so that OMGCP has more of a chance. But please don’t be a jerk about the fact that there is a Kickstarter or a Patreon. You’re not obligated to donate, and artists are not slaves to your schedule. Quite frankly Ngozi is handling all this beautifully. She’s keeping us updated, keeping her promises, and telling us everything she possibly can, on top of giving us a heartfelt, adorable, beautiful, hilarious comic. With extras.

Honestly? I think she deserves every penny she can get.

“The very first album I bought was Ten. Pearl Jam’s first album. I bought it with loose change I collected around the house and it was the only record I owned. Well, at least until the Nevermind album came out one month later - but that’s beside the point. That month I will never forget. That was the one time I owned only one album and I cherished that damn thing. It was mine. It was my 12th birthday and I showed up to this small record store inside of our local mall with a sock full of change that I collected specifically to buy this album. I came home with my new birthday gift I had just bought myself and I was beaming. Could not wait to listen to it. I opened the door to my home and I could feel the silence in my bones. My house was empty.

Now you need to know I come from a very large family and to walk inside of our home with nobody there was extremely rare. I mean it was my birthday after all and nobody was home. I was alone. Where was everyone?

So then of course I took advantage of the situation and put the record on and turned it up. For hours and hours just listening to this record over and over again. But where was everyone? Seriously.

Eventually the house phone rang with this music blaring in the background and I ran to pick it up hoping it was my mother singing Happy Birthday to me.

It was my mother but she wasn’t singing Happy Birthday to me. She said, ‘Honey, we’re at the hospital.’

My heart sank and time stood still and all I could hear was Eddie singing in the background.

My mother then explained to me that my sister had just given birth. She had given birth to a little girl on the same day that Pearl Jam’s first album came out. On my birthday.

So many emotions went through me on that day and this man was such a huge part of that. I love coming of age stories. Goonies, Stand By Me, Wonder Years. Kids just trying to figure it all out.

I will never forget the end of that summer. The summer where I turned 12 listening to my first record alone inside my house on my birthday wondering where the hell everyone was.”

New Danganronpa V3 Japanese limited edition detailed, screenshots - Gematsu

Spike Chunsoft has officially announced the January 12 Japanese release date for New Danganronpa V3: Everyone’s New Semester of Killing first revealed in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, as well as detailed the game’s “Super High School Level Limited Box” edition.

The limited edition includes:

  • Custom-illustrated Exclusive Box – An original design box illustrated by character designer Rui Komatsuzaki.
  • Original Anime Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World (Blu-ray)Nagito Komaeda, who experienced death in the program. What kind of world did he see? How did he wake up? An original, single episode story that continues from the Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak Academy anime.
  • New Monokuma Strap – A soft Monokuma strap featuring three phrases recorded by his voice actress, Tarako, activated by pushing his stomach.
  • New Danganronpa V3 Academy for Gifted Prisoners Investigation Book – An easy-to-carry-size book containing profiles and creation materials for the 16 characters of New Danganronpa V3, plus Monokuma and the Monokumas.
  • Danganronpa Calendar 2017 – A 2017 calendar containing characters from the Danganronpa series, as well as entries for their birthdays (this includes the characters from the Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak Academy anime).
  • Soundtrack & Cast Comment CD – The best songs from New Danganronpa V3 as chosen by composer Masafumi Takada, plus comments from the cast that play the characters in the game, all on a single disc.
  • Original Custom Theme Download Code – A download code for a custom theme with an exclusive design for PlayStation 4 or PS Vita.

The limited edition of New Danganronpa V3 costs 13,400 yen on PlayStation 4 and 12,400 yen on PS Vita. The standard edition costs 7,400 yen and 6,400 yen, respectively.

Spike Chunsoft also revealed several shop-specific pre-order bonuses:

  • Animate – Custom-illustrated A4 double pocket clear file
  • Amazon Japan – Custom-illustrated special custom theme
  • Imagine Web – A1-size cloth poster
  • Edion – A4 clear file
  • GEO – Custom-illustrated A4 clear file
  • Game Shop Takarajima – Set of three 44mm tin badges
  • Sanyodo Shoten – A4 clear file
  • Joshin Denki – Smartphone wallpaper
  • Seagull – A3-size tapestry
  • Theta Shop – QUO card
  • Stellaworth – A4 clear file + set of three 56mm tin badges
  • Tsutaya – Clear bookmark
  • Neowing – Hard commuter pass
  • PAO – PAO original t-shirt
  • Fammys and Otakara Souko – A4 clear file
  • Biccamera, Kojima, and Sofmap – A4 clear file
  • Futaba Tosho – Rubber strap
  • Furu1 – A5 ring binder
  • Yamada Denki – Student Notebook-style Memo Book
  • Yodobashi Camera – A4 clear file
  • Rakuten Books – Original design Edy card
  • Loppi and HMV – Loppi and HMV special bonus set: A4 clear file, tin badge, and Monokuma tote bag
  • WonderGOO – Multi-pouch

Here’s a new piece of artwork featuring the game’s cast:

If you missed it, get the names and talents of the New Danganronpa V3 cast here.

View a new set of screenshots and high-res box arts at the gallery. Visit New Danganronpa V3‘s newly revamped Japanese website here.

Klanco's *updated* Klance Rec

Best Klance Fics (in my opinion) :
* = must reads
In no particular order ~

Let The Water Lead Us Home
Lance finds himself stuck in a simulation and Keith is determined to get him out.

A Shove Towards Love
A simple rescue mission turns into chaos when the species on the planet Novaria take an interest in the lives of two of its paladins.

i bet you look good on the dancefloor
Lance McClain’s dancing career begins and ends with Keith.

Flames of Ice
Finding out he was bisexual wasn’t a friendly experience. Solution? Be as girl-oriented as possible, use spare time to make clever comebacks and rely on sarcasm to save the day. At least that was what Lance figured would work at age eleven.

We’ll Make It, You And Me
“Keith, if we make it out of this alive, I’m going to kiss you.”

Dirty Laundry
Lance makes the mistake of telling his Mom he has a boyfriend coming home with him for Christmas. Keith makes the mistake of agreeing to be Lance’s ‘fake boyfriend’.

A story about college, coming to terms with your past, being scared of your future, and running into crazy things like love somewhere in-between.

Let’s Walk Together
They’ve been in each other’s lives for as long as Lance could remember. Years later, it becomes clear that he doesn’t know Keith Kogane at all.

This House Unfinished
Lance keeps losing the things he’s built. Then there’s Keith.

Broken Rules
Lance couldn’t believe it. He was sitting in the pro-bending arena. If anyone from the Garrison saw him here, if anyone recognized him as the waterbending noble from the Northern Water Tribe, he’d be ruined.
( Avatar Crossover )

This isn’t how Lance intended to spend his vacation, chasing after Keith’s premonitions. But here he is, and he’s one hundred percent blaming Keith for all the trouble they’re about to get into.

Sweet Quizak
“Look, read into how you like, Freud, just make sure that if I die Keith knows I totally would’ve mowed his ass like grass. That way, I can laugh hysterically at his emotionally-constipated expression from the afterlife.”

There were stories, of course. Shiro had grown up with them, just like every other avian child: A bird at sea is a bird lost forever.

On Thin Ice
A hockey player named Keith who gets forcibly enlisted into figure skating lessons by his brother, Shiro, to “work on his footwork”.

of florists and tennis shoes
“Let me get this straight,” Pidge raised a calculative eyebrow, pinching the bridge of their nose, “you want to buy her a cactus?“

Smile for the Stars
Though he’s been dealt many bad cards, Lance isn’t sure he can handle this one: winding up stranded, a million lightyears away from home, with only Keith to keep him company.

call me, beep me
In which Lance messages the wrong number and things kind of snowball from there…

Lance’s nightmares are getting out of control. It’s effecting his and the team’s performance, but he’s at a loss for how to fix this.

Fire Emblem – Skill themed asks!

Felt like doing some FE related asks so I put together this! Feel free to add more if you have any ideas!

  • Supportive – Who did you S-rank and why?
  • Misfortunate – Unluckiest moment in game?
  • Fancy Footwork – Singers or dancers?
  • Aching Blood – Did you name/forge any weapons? If so, what was your favorite name that you gave to a weapon?
  • Triple Threat – Swords, lances, or axes?
  • In Extremis – Clutch moment for you in game?
  • Perfectionist – Do you like to unlock/get every unit?
  • Vendetta – Is there a boss/chapter that you hate to go through every time you play?
  • Wary Fighter – Are you reckless or careful in your strategies?
  • Swap – Did you ever sacrifice a unit in order to save another?
  • Aptitude – Was FE easy for you when you started or was it difficult?
  • Rally Spectrum – What is your most favorite/preferred stat?
  • Galeforce – What was your most broken unit?
  • Aether- Favorite lord?
  • Armsthrift – Which weapon system do you like? Durability or no durability?
  • Rightful God – Favorite boss in the series?
  • Veteran – Which FE games have you played and what was your favorite?
  • Paragon – Was there a unit that you put extra effort into/ favored over others?
  • Quick Burn – Do you try to get through the game quickly or do you take your time?
  • Wildheart – Do you like using beast/laguz units?
  • Vow of Friendship – Do you reset if you lose units in battle?
  • Inspiring Song – Favorite song(s) from the series?

foxtrotsambablue  asked:

Do you have headcanon for Jason Todd coming back to the Wayne family, like back in the public eye and everything? Like how would that go and how would they explain Bruce's ward back from the dead?

Hmm, this is a tough question. I think it’s a really tricky thing, and something the Waynes would do only if they had no other choice, because it is super complicated with regard to Jason’s aliases and his time in prison, the identity of the Batfamily, and also Jason’s oft-rocky relationship with the rest of the family.

I see it going a little something like this;

1. Jason’s actual identity is discovered by either the police or the press, and is in both circumstances revealed to the public
or, Jason’s face is seen a few too many times publicly with a couple of the other Waynes, and his identity is speculated on and he is compared with old family photos, and conspiracy theorists(/Gotham press) do enough research to out him as Bruce Wayne’s kid. This is revealed to the public.

2. Bruce Wayne is unavailable for comment.

3. Bruce Wayne’s former ward, previously thought to be deceased Jason Todd is unavailable for comment (and is also basically impossible to track down).

4. Wayne Enterprises spokespeople have declined to comment.

5. After putting it off for as long as is remotely possible, Bruce would release a public statement that was thoroughly vetted by Jason along the lines of “Thank you for your overtly aggressive interest in our family affairs! The speculation is true, and my son Jason Todd is alive. Everyone in our immediate family has been aware of this for some time, but I understand this comes as quite a shock to the media.
“As it turns out, the bomb blast we thought had killed my son actually killed another boy; his remains were incorrectly identified as my son due to [being a similar age and size/having a healed bone fracture similar to Jason/mumble mumble dental records/etc] and my dear Jason was injured in the blast. He sustained a head injury which left him with some confusion and memory loss. He stayed in Ethiopia for a while, though eventually did choose to return to America. A number of his memories did return slowly, and he chose to come back to our family as soon as he was able.
“However, due to the trauma he’s experienced, he did not wish to be in the public eye any more, particularly as we – as a family – are just starting to get to know each other again, which is why his identity was not made public. We appreciate your interest and the overwhelming support for Jason, but at this time he would like to ask that the press respect his privacy. Thank you, I will not be taking questions.”

6. Jason decides to lay low for the foreseeable future, waiting for the media storm to die (ha) down.

7. Honestly, he probably leaves Gotham awhile. 

8. When Dick is reached for comment, he says, “I don’t know what I can say that Bruce didn’t already cover, except that I love my kid brother! We’re all thrilled to have him back.” and then he artfully wipes a tear and beams at the camera, which is why;

9. Jason leaves the country awhile. 

10. When he comes back to Gotham, he does his damnedest not to be recognised, and he’s mostly successful. But he does develop a few ways to deal with it when people do recognise him and try to talk to him about it, including a) perfecting his blank stare, b) speaking only in Spanish and pretending he is not Jason Todd, c) grunting manfully to acknowledge his identity, then walking away, d) starting to cry a little and threatening to call Bruce (this one is reserved for the real assholes), and e) saying “yeah… have you met my brother?” and then dragging whichever other poor unsuspecting Bat is around over to take the heat from the adoring public. 

anonymous asked:

i want to actually fIGHT todoroki's """"father"""" so badly like i will deadass fling my ass into the 2d bnha manga world to throw hands just so i can finally protect precious baby todoroki shouto


like, i’m 100% sure his character arc is him owning up to what he did wrong, given these panels

like. the man KNOWS what he did was wrong. he knows EXACTLY that what he did to Todoroki and his wife was fucked up. but he believed that it was it would all be worth it in the end. he absolutely CONVINCED HIMSELF OF THIS.

not to mention his blatant parallels to Bakugou



like. you literally cannot get anymore blatant than that.

HOWEVER. Endeavor is a GROWN-ASS FUCKING ADULT, he should’ve known better than to do what he did to Todoroki and his wife. Bakugou is a child and is still learning, and he IS getting better. we’ve seen massive amounts of positive development from him. Endeavor, however, is a grown man and is entirely responsible for his own terrible actions.

here’s a convo between me and my friend that perfectly summarizes the difference between these characters:

Me: Bakugou’s got like half his body in the pool of change, endeavor’s barely tested the water

@thecrowmaiden: he’s stuck one grimy toe in and he’s thinking about it, Bakugou is at least waist deep

i’m 100% sure that Endeavor’s arc is leading him towards a redemption. he knows what he did was wrong. he’s fully aware of it. however, given how Horikoshi himself says that Endeavor is an awful father, it’s going to take a lot for the audience to accept that. 

Todoroki didn’t deserve what happened to him. his mother didn’t deserve what happened to her. it’s going to take a LOT for me to truly accept that Endeavor has turned over a new leaf and is trying to get better. there is a lot he has to own up to, and he’s damaged his own family to the point of giving his wife a mental breakdown, and nearly scarring his child for life (mentally and emotionally). 

i don’t care what justification Endeavor has for his actions. i don’t care what drove him to the extremes he did. he knows he did something awful, and the next step for him is to try and make up for what he did. 

really, the only way i could accept Endeavor’s redemption arc is if he gets on his hands and knees and apologizes to Todoroki, BEGGING him for forgiveness. and not just to Todoroki, he better do the same for his wife as well. 

he needs to let the fuck go of his pride and accept that he royally fucked up in a way that his family may never forgive him for. if he can finally let go of that destructive pride of his and take responsibility for the abuse he caused, then maybe, MAYBE, i can accept his redemption arc. 

ok so imagine alec in a couple of years, completely comfortable with himself and his sexuality and so decides he wants other people to feel the same so starts going in to talk to local high schools about how his ‘job’ and 'community’ discriminated against him and he overcame it and he starts handing his phone number out for kids to call him

and suddenly his phone starts blowing up with calls from kids in the lgbtq+ community who feel like they have no one to turn to so Alec starts setting up group meetings in a community centre in Brooklyn and tons of teenagers come and Alec feels so satisfied

and then one day he notices one teen with a slight blur around them and realises this kid is glamoured, and the girl next to him has piercing green eyes that are just too green for her to be human, and then the kid next to her is trying (and failing) and cover their rune on their hand

and Alec is just overcome with the emotions that not only is he providing comfort amongst these mundane children, but now also shadowhunters and downworlders alike who are all in the same situation

and when his original kids leave the group he isn’t sad to see them go, but bursting with pride that these kids are now so comfortable in their own skin they don’t need someone to turn to, and so Alec welcomes the next bunch of unfamiliar faces into his group