man this was a lot of fun

i think the most ambitious blog i have ever considered and one i simultaneously want to do and don’t know if i have the skill for is a puck ( as in midsummer night’s dream ) blog bc he’s just . such a fun and wonderful character tbh ? and i love faerie lore so i keep lowkey wanting to play a muse that takes advantage of it . and also i really want to play a shapeshifting muse so I have an excuse to use like . a million different fcs without making muses for each of them .

A Study In Contrasts

I’m booked for summer vacation, ten days in DC (actually, closer to Baltimore since my sister moved) and then a week in Bellingham with the old man / fervent Trump supporter.

What’s awesome is that for the second summer in a row my sister and my nephew are going to fly out and stay in Bellingham as well.  Things are a lot more pleasant when they’re around, especially the little guy.

It’s as expensive as hell of course for my sister to do this and take vacation time she could spend elsewhere, but she’s a great mom and a really generous, family-oriented person.

I’m the cynical bastard who ran away to Korea for God knows how long.

It’ll be fun though.  My dad is the last person on earth who doesn’t have an internet connection so at least I’ll get some reading done.  Oh, and his racist 80 year-old girlfriend who was born in Germany and immigrated to America after World War II will be there too.

She likes to complain about Mexican and African immigrants.

I like to tell her to her face that she is, literally, an immigrant.

In a very heavy German accent (Her English sucks balls after 60 fucking  years in my glorious country!  She’s on Social Security!  Lazy German immigrant!) she’ll say, “Vell, but der are dee good ones and de bad ones ya?”

Good times.

uncultureddoubloon  asked:

Could you please explain the "help me" in the bottom of the groom's shoes and how it's a joke/poking fun at/is an example of toxic heteronomativity?

So I dunno if y’all have seen this, but I’ve worked a lot of weddings in my life and  there’s this super funny (/sarcasm/) thing where the groom will write “help me” on the soles of his shoes, so that when the couple kneel down at the altar, everyone will see it and laugh at the fact that this poor man has been trapped into the sanctity of marriage.

Sort of like those cake toppers where the groom is attempting to run away or is being forcibly dragged to the altar with words like game over on it cause he no longer gets to have fun with his life or something because he’s getting married:

Or quite literally, a ball and chain:


Basically the whole “help me” thing? Is a continuation of the idea that there are definite gender norms, and that those genders are in direct conflict with each other, and therefore predispositioned to eventual resentment and hatred. 

It’s the snarky sitcom hetero snide comedy where the wife is always nagging the husband who is the put upon joe average who had life and dreams until he got married and had kids, who now wants to just be left alone to read the paper while his wife looks after his home, his kids, his general emotional well being, and is still cast as the shrew for wanting something more from him than his dispassionate resentment that she won’t coddle him like one of the offspring.

Cause haha, it’s so awful spending the rest of your life with the person you are profess to love and adore…imagine that…imagine losing your freedom, your individuality and quite possibly your own autonomy to another person through a societal convention… *everyone not born male and white looks into the camera like they’re on the office*

Also consider, if a woman knelt down at the altar and had “help me” on her shoes? How drastically unfunny that becomes because we know, we know the way marriage is set up to give one partner the advantage over the other…

It’s just icky. It’s an icky not funny joke which I wish would die out.

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The first rough sketches for my ginormous montage piece I’m working on to celebrate ACOWAR! I finished the book earlier in the week and after exhausting all the tears in my body, I’m ready for some ART.

I wanted to work on a montage rather than a scene so there’s no spoilers! There are some small ‘nods’ going in this but I don’t think they give anything away unless you’ve read the book ;)

I got sooooo many old movie vibes whilst reading this: The Black Cauldron, Princess Bride, Legend etc etc etc and I really wanted to make a movie poster montage type thing :) It’s a lot of fun… although really, talk me down off the ledge next time cause 10 characters jesus christ (although it is really nice to include some of the long requested characters: Nesta, Elain, Lucien & Tamlin)

Oh and you can all thank @blackbeak for Cassian donning his man-bun. I promised I’d draw him with one, just for her <3

I’ll keep sharing WIP’s over on my instagram

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vento aureo is pretty good so far….also i found out i really like drawing giorno

When you look back at the first couple episodes with the knowledge that Victor came to Hasetsu already sort of crushing on Yuuri, and therefore his flirting was him really trying to get this boy to notice and want to date him (as opposed to a flirty playboy persona he shows to everyone which is what a lot of fans thought was going on at first before Victor legitimately grew interested in him), it becomes clear how adorably BAD he was at it. And I mean, to me it makes it obvious that this is a guy with very, very little actual romantic experience. And that’s so charming, lovable? 

Local heartthrob living legend figure skater has no idea how to successfully flirt with crush. Because contrary to belief, and contrary to his charismatic front, this poor man has been a workaholic who hasn’t really taken the chance to have any sort of fun for the past twenty years. Hug him, Yuuri.

@eggzumii told me that I was the only one selling something Undertale back in Komikon but I’m surprised this sell really well. Some people got excited to see it and some being like “oh man, I love this game”. The kids tho, THE KIDS. One kid wanted one “But mooom it’s Undertale!” and the other pointing at Undyne and Alphys and went all “Aaaw!”. Bless these pure kiddos <3

I had lots of fun! Hoping to spread positive vibe for this wonderful game!

I once saw a post that said something like “cartoonists love One Punch Man cus when people ask Saitama how he got so skilled he says ‘lots of practice’ but no one believes him”, but also consider: so many characters have complex backstories and dreams and motivations that they brag about and they get offended when Saitama replies “uh, I’m just doing this for fun”

Hannibal: A dark twisted love story about a serial killer and a criminal profiler. Features manipulation, gore, and emotional trauma.

Hannibal fandom: loveable and crazy. everyone ships hannigram. jokes about cannibalism. 

Killing Stalking: A dark horror story where a one-sided love goes wrong between a stalker and a serial killer.

KS fandom: antis everywhere. shaming posts. jokes are few and far between

Hey guys💛 so I just want to apologize for the first version of this. Her skin came out a lot paler than it looked when I was coloring it on photoshop and I don’t know why. I had no intention of white washing her.

Help get Mystery Science Theater 3000′s “Gypsy” renamed!

Hey folks. I’ve been informed that today is International Rromani Day, and I thought I’d inform you of a small thing you can do in its honor. 

Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a cult comedy show from the 90s in which a guy and some robots make fun of bad movies. One of the robots was named “Gypsy”, an unfortunate fact that will unfortunately go unchanged when the show comes back April 14th, after almost two decades off the air. 

The good news is that this is probably out of ignorance, not malice. Series creator Joel Hodgson has changed a lot about Gypsy for the revival–specifically, she’s no longer voiced by a man doing comedy falsetto, but instead a female comic named Rebecca Hanson. He’s also changed her personality, feeling it’s unfortunate that the show’s only lady lead for its first seven seasons was defined primarily by being dumb. 

It’s clear to me that Hogdson is open to changing things for social justice reasons–he just needs a push. 

On Sunday, April 9th, Joel Hodgson will be hosting a live video Q&A about the Mystery Science Theater 3000 relaunch. He’s accepting questions at questions@mst3k.com until 12pm US Pacific / 3pm US Eastern time on Sunday. 

I believe that, if enough of us write in informing him that G*psy is a racial slur, and that the name should be changed, he will take action in future seasons.

I know there are bigger issues to solve, but this might be the best chance we get to make our voices heard on this specific issue, and the timing couldn’t be better.

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I discovered fandom in 2001, and fell down the rabbit hole. I landed hard. My life got busy in 2002 onwards, and I all but vanished from fannish life. I was well and truly out by the summer of 2010, but when a friend nudged me to watch this new show called Sherlock that had just aired, I did. I loved it. 

I loved the relationship between Sherlock and John. I loved what they’d done with Watson! He had depths! He was a man of action, but he was obviously made of coiled, unspoken emotion! So compelling, so many possibilities! The desire to dip into this nascent fandom was rearing its head. This time around, I knew what choice lay before me, and what its consequences were. Open that door, or not?

If it hadn’t been for the fact that I was one year post cancer treatment and facing another surgery to determine if I had a new round of treatment to endure, I think I would have closed that door. Fandom takes up a lot of time and energy. It can be deliriously fun and damagingly distracting at the same time. I had a surgery date. I wanted to be distracted. I opened the door.

I tried not to write anything. I love writing fanfiction, but I never plan to do it. When I write, it’s because I have to. It’s wonderful, but it consumes me completely, and who has times for that? Who choses to be so consumed?I read and read, I had my surgery, I read some more, I got good news regarding my health (yay!), and then, goddammit, I wrote something.

Something small, I thought that would be okay. I thought I could get away with it. Don’t write any novels this time. Just a little thing. Just scratch the itch.

The Progress of Sherlock Holmes is a novel-length story written by someone who was trying very hard to avoid writing a novel-length story. I was in denial about it being a novel-length story for the first half of it, easily. That damn story forced me to do something I’d decided never to do again, and I’m grateful for that.

I wrote it because I felt compelled to, even though it contains a characterization of Sherlock that few if any people wanted to read about. It’s in first person present tense, another decision few if any readers want a writer to make. I apologized for it a lot, but I had to write it. And I loved it. That story reminded me how much I love writing, and how happy writing makes me, and that’s not something I’ll soon forget again.

The voice in that story is so sticky that half the comments left on it are in the same voice. I had to work myself up to write in that voice every time I sat down to work on it, and I was never sure whether I was getting it consistently or not, even right up to the end. But afterwards it took me fully 6 months to stop writing in that damn voice.

Honestly, I have no idea why my difficult, weird, inappropriate on many levels attempt at a story, written after only 3 aired episodes of a show in 2010-11, received its 10,000th kudos today. That’s a variety of madness and kindness that I cannot explain. But I am grateful for it.

Thank you for being here when I needed you. Thank you for finding a place for a story that no one, including me, really wanted. Thank you.