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listen hear me out–

imagine, picture if u will, a prototype dt extraction machine mtt that , well, was a prototype and didn’t extract ‘determination’ from souls, just souls in their entirety, and bc hes a robot possessed by a ghost, he runs on soul power anyway, so , like, he can suck souls enough maybe not to kill someone but just give himself a nice recharge, ok , just, im leaving sHSJDKF

a collection of my favorite aaron tveit stories

  • he left next to normal when he got cast in wicked but the producer of wicked encouraged him to go back to next to normal because he thought it was going to be a hit. aaron went back to next to normal and it was a hit, and aaron gave the wicked producer a hand-embroidered pillow that said “you were RIGHT!”
  • he loves baking sweet potato pies and says he usually eats the whole thing himself
  • he is known for always knowing all his lines and everybody elses but one time his parents visited the set of graceland and he couldn’t remember anything and he kept messing up just because he knew his parents were watching
  • a fan sent him a bobblehead of himself with no letter or anything with it, so he didn’t know “who in the heck” gave it to him. later on, that fan met him at the stage door for catch me if you can and asked if he’d gotten the bobblehead and he “attacked” and hugged her and told her how much he loves it and how he always makes its head wobble for his friends
  • at the broadway.com 2013 audience choice awards there was an open bar and aaron had to help present a few awards part of the way through:
  • his first week in wicked on broadway he tripped and fell over on stage and the audience laughed at him and he jumped back up and kept going
  • with his fiyero outfit: “i didn’t like it. it was all up in my neck business.”
  • when asked what his favorite breed of dog is, he went on a big tangent about different breeds, how he just loves all dogs, how you should rescue dogs if you can, and how the most important thing is that you love it and take care of it
  • when asked if he prefers cats or dogs: “dogs all the way. cats and i have an understanding, but we choose not to interact often.”
  • he had a giant head when he was a kid so the other kids called him “aaron airhead” and he went home and told his mom and she said “that’s because you have a lot of brains”
  • his stuntman for graceland is indiana jones in disney world. aaron is very excited about this
  • in high school, aaron was the lead in all the musicals, played three sports, worked construction with his dad in the summers, and was the president of a business club he created. he then was offered a full-ride scholarship to an ivy league school (cornell) but turned it down to study music and acting. also, aaron can’t spell the word “pink”
  • everything about this moment (she’d given them cards for a game):
  • and in that ^^ same interview he bashfully complimented the interviewer for her “nice, yellow dress”
  • he loves to golf and says golf commentary relaxes him
  • he used to make up “five-act plays” for himself when he was on tour with rent, to entertain himself. aaron says: “i thought everyone was like this!”
  • re: people making fun of him for the things he likes: "that wouldn’t be very good :(”
  • he can clap with one hand and says that that’s his special talent. forget that he is a broadway singer, can play several instruments, speaks more than one language, etc etc. he can clap with one hand, and he is very proud
Re-Watching AToTS and...

I was re-watching A Tale of Two Stans, and I got to this scene, that upon first (second, third, okay and fourth) left me heartbroken. You know the one:

However, after my recent re-watch, I noticed that my kneejerk reaction to this scene had shifted from “Oh, no!” to you “Yes. This is painful, but necessary!”

Like, I’ve suddenly realized what an empowering, important character growth moment this was for Stan.

His brother has just rejected him again. Has arguably given him an eviction notice from not only the Shack but also Stanford’s life. We’ve seen this happen before. It could almost be considered a parallel to this scene from the exact same episode:

But instead of spending the next decade trying to prove his worth as a family member or try to get back into Ford’s good graces, what does Stan do here?

He accepts the rejection. Sadly and regrettably, of course, since Stan obviously wanted to make up with his brother. But here’s the thing: This moment shows that he does not rely on that reconciliation for happiness. And then you have this line:

Stan: “You stay away from the kids; I don’t want them in danger. ‘Cause as far as I’m concerned, they’re the only family I have left.”

I don’t think this is so much Stan not considering Ford his brother anymore, but the narrative asserting that what Stan and Ford have between them now is not a functioning family unit. And Stan knows this because he’s spent the summer with Dipper and Mabel.

In this very same episode, you have Stan revealing all his lies and secrets, and the kids forgive him. They forgive him, and still love him, because forgiveness and unconditional love is part of what makes a family.

Now that I look at it, I'm glad and grateful that this scene was included, even though it hurts.

Obviously, I want these broken old teacups to make up, and so does Stan (and they most likely WILL) but the fact that he outright states that he does not need Ford’s approval or acceptance because he already has these things from other people (the kids, and Soos and Wendy, too) he now considers family is so, so important.

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Anonymous said: Does Dean or Cas ever ask each other out on a date??

Dean did ask Cas to hang out, he insist that it isn’t a date though. By the afternoon shift everyone in the hospital knew about it because of Jimmy.

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firefighter!Dean and doc!Cas au

anonymous asked:

You cannot honestly believe that a person spending one night on WebMD has more medical knowledge than a trained professional that has spent 10+ years studying how to accurately identify mental illness.

No I don’t but here’s the thing: You are completely misportraying the reality of self-diagnosis

  • Every person I know who has self diagnosed has not just spent one night on webmd. People spend weeks, months, sometimes years, trying to work out what’s different about them, often referring to multiple sources.
  • Official diagnosis can be expensive, inaccessible, lengthy or downright impossible depending on who and where you are. Acting like only those with the privilege to be able to acquire an official diagnosis are disabled is ridiculous.
  • Doctors are not all-knowing. Doctors make mistakes, doctors have prejudices, doctors miss signs or misdiagnose, many doctors do not know a lot about specific illnesses and disorders or do not remember everything from those 10+ years. I had a psychiatrist who literally googled things on her tablet in front of me in sessions. 
  •  I’ve had various mental health professionals admitting to me they know nothing about Autism and asking me to explain things. (One place even turned me away from mental health care on the grounds that they ‘did not know how to deal with Autistic people’)
  • Disabled people know their minds and bodies better than anyone else. We are constantly denied agency and the refusal to acknowledge what we know about ourselves unless we have an official diagnosis from a usually abled medical professional is incredibly damaging. This creates a situation in which the medical system controls and gatekeeps the disabled community and does not help us at all.

Stop trying to simplify this issue and make it sound like something its not.

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Remember yourself reading all things Tolkien for the first time? Surely, all the distant “magical” lands, Elves and dragons took your breath away (or failed to do so). But there always were these parts where you could not restrain yourself from laughing out loud because of the very way the words you were reading sound.

Those names!

In case English is not your mother tongue, chances are that you’ve had a feeling (once, at the very least) Tolkien was purposedly trolling you and all of your fellow Finnish/German/Italian/(choose for yourself) speakers. In case English is your native language, you’ve probably had this feeling as well.

Here goes a list being compiled with the help of people mentioned at the end of the post. If you wish to contribute, please don’t hesitate and send me a note (or two, for the sake of double-checking); I’ll update this very post.

Here we go.


BARAN

  • Russian. Literally ‘ram’ (male sheep).

BELEG

  • German. Literally ‘receipt’.

BEREG

  • Russian. Literally ‘shore’.

BEREN

  • German. When said out loud, sounds like the German word for ‘berries’ (Beeren).

CELEBORN

  • Teleporno. Self-explanative. In every language.

CELEBRIMBOR

  • Czech. ‘Brambor‘ means ‘potato‘.

CELEGORM (Turcafinwe)

  • Italian.  ‘Turco’ means ‘Turkish’. 
  • Russian. ‘Turka’ = ‘cezve’.
  • Spanish. ‘Turca’ equals ‘penis’.

CURUFIN (Curvo)

  • Italian. ‘Curvo’ means ‘bent’.
  • Polish. ‘Curvo’ means ‘(you) whore’.
  • Romanian. ‘Curufin’ means ‘the smooth a$$’.
  • Russian. ‘Curva’ goes as a not-that-wide-spread synonym for ‘whore’, ‘prostitute’.

ELENDIL

  • German. Sounds weird (but also poetic) because ‘Elend’ means ‘great misery’.

FINGOLFIN (Nolofinwe)

  • Finnish. Nolo means ‘embarrassed’ or ‘awkward’.
  • Latin. Nolo stands for 'I don’t want’.

GROIN

  • English. In human anatomy, the groin is the junctional area between the abdomen and the thigh on either side of the pubic bone. [Wiki]

ILMEN

  • Finnish. ‘Ilma’ = ‘air’.

MAEDHROS (Nelyafinwe)

  • Finnish. ‘Nelya’ means ‘four’ (and not third).

MAGLOR (Kanafinwe)

  • Finnish. Kana means ‘chicken’.

MANDOS

  • Russian. The first four-five letters have a stunning resemblance with the vulgar word for women’s genitalia.

MANWE

  • German. Mann-Weh is pretty much literally (though not really used) ‘man pain’.

MENELTARMA

  • Polish. ‘Menel’ is colloquial for ‘drunken hobo’.

SAURON (Annatar)

  • Finnish. Anna is a common girl’s name and in finnish language -tar suffix is sometimes added to a title to make a feminine variation of it.

SILMARILLI

  • Finnish. ‘Silmä’ means ‘eye’.

UINEN

  • Finnish. ‘Uida’ is ‘to swim’.

VORONWE

  • Russian. ‘Voron’ stands for ‘raven’.


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all about that anime aesthetic

after my last anime rec post I thought it might be fun to do something a little bit different. This is going to be all about works with style. Not necessarily very fluid animation or pretty backgrounds (though that can play a part), but more about a distinct feel that is hard to find anywhere else. Those kinds of shows people like to make pretty gifs of. I do expect people will have seen at least a few of these as they’re decently popular (for good reason).

I already wrote about Serial Experiments Lain and The Tatami Galaxy in my last post, but I can’t ignore them for this one too.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

A classic. But on this list NGE will probably feel the most familiar. It doesn’t have any strange style or bright striking colors. Instead, Evangelion favors very strong writing and direction and an intense psychological emelment to stand out more than almost anything else. It’s a series that still holds up incredibly well today, go watch it now. After that, cap it off with the concluding movie The End of Evangelion

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop is a western in space. That gives you a pretty good explanation of the premise but it’s much more than that. Bebop takes a pretty grounded look at humanity’s voyage into the stars. And it kinda sucks. Criminals run rampant through the solar system, Earth is abandoned almost entirely, and most everyone is either poor, dirty, or poor and dirty. And it’s got jazz. One of the best shows ever made in my opinion, just take a look at that opening.

FLCL

Pardon my French, by FLCL (pronounce fooly-cooly) is fucking weird. I don’t really know how else to describe it. There’s aliens, bass guitars, robots, and pyromaniacs and it’s all tied together with a slick style. Except when it isn’t. It often devolves into bizarre and avant-garde styles including manga panels and, I kid you not, South Park at one point. And it’s all backed by (in my opinion) one of the best soundtracks ever (this is the dub btw) by Japanese rock band The Pillows. 

Also I feel I should note this series does have some fanservice that might be distasteful to some, but its certainly not disgusting or even the worst offender on this list.

5 Centimeters per Second/The Garden of Words

I’m almost certain that you’ve seen at least one image or gif from one of these films. Directed by Makoto Shinkai, they have some of the most detailed and intricate art I think I’ve ever seen. I mean, many scenes could be mistaken for photographs. They probably win for most beautiful on this list. That’s really all there is to say.

Originally posted by yoshiohka

Bakemonogatari/The Monogatari Series

The Monogatari series is strange, but not quite in the same way as FLCL. Rather than balls to the wall action, it’s almost a quiet strangeness where it always feels like it’s just about to dip into the bizarre at any moment and remains visually striking throughout. Instead of aliens, it’s monsters, ghosts, and spirits that we have to deal with. But be warned, this series isn’t for everyone. There are long and confusing monologues, Japanese puns, blink and you miss it cuts, and a generous helping of fanservice dolloped on. I feel like this scene gives a good taste of what this show is up to, whether you think that’s good or not. But it’s almost worth it just for the music.

Most of the Monogatari Series (Bakemonogatari 1-12, Nisemonogatari, Nekomonogatari: Kuro, Monogatari Second Season, Hanamonogatari, and Tsukimonogatari) is available legally on Crunchyroll

Bakemonogatari 13-16 (which is required) and Kizumonogatari Part 1 are not available online, Kizu parts 2 and 3 have not yet been released

Katanagatari

Originally posted by thirdstrike

So before you ask, no this is not related the previous entry. Well it is in a way because they’re both adaptations of books that were written by the same guy (Nisio Isin) but that’s kind of beside the point. Katanagatari is set in Edo-era Japan, with the shogunate, swords, and of course ninjas. The coolest part about Katanagatari is the way everything is drawn to look like it was done with a brush, much like the artwork of the time. It’s style is simplistic but absolutely gorgeous in every way, and worth watching even if you’re not normally interested in this kind of story. Also every episode is an hour long, dang.

Nichijou

Nichijou is another series you’ve probably seen before but didn’t realize it. It’s full of just downright hilarious bits and GIFable moments. But as bombastic as these moments are Nichijou is about humor in the small things. And yet despite looking like a simple slice-of-life show, Nichijou has the feel of something like much more… actiony. Even if the jokes weren’t as spot-on, this combination almost feels like enough to carry the show on its own.

Panty and Stocking

Originally posted by jenntsukiyomi

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is totally morally reprehensible on every level. I was uncomfortable watching it as a fully frown adult. But holy crap is it awesome. PSG takes a very un-anime look and runs with it to make an fast-paced, balls to the wall comedy-occasionally-with-some-action series. It dials everything up to 11 all the time that almost can’t be described (that dub is p accurate btw). If you want a super extended look at what’s up. But if those clips doesn’t let you know, this series has sex, violence, every bodily fluid (all of them), demons, boobs, stripping, toilets, movie parodies, BDSM, demons, and of course panties (yet it still comes off as more tactful than others). Panty and Stocking is truly unique in that there is literally nothing else like it.

Hyouka

Hyouka is on here for a similar reason as Neon Genesis Evangelion, it’s not easily identifiably different but the little things that make it stand out. And tbh I had a hard picking one show in particular by this studio, because what makes Hyouka great is pervasive through almost all of their works. Every scene feels carefully composed to tell a story by itself, in some cases the dialogue almost feels irrelevant. Many consider Hyouka to be Kyoto Animation’s greatest work and I’m hard-pressed to disagree.

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My schedule got rearranged a bit, so I can offer some more goods up sooner than expected! More SU stickers and prints, and even a little something for the PoL fans in the audience! This’ll be the last one for a bit before I’m swallowed up by work gearing up for charms sometime in March/April. 

Stuff goes up tomorrow at 7pm CST (the digital products are already available, though). I’ll make another post here and on my twitter when the time comes. See you then!