ooooh i’ve never considered semi and daichi :-0c pls……share your thoughts with me
also i love when any character spoils daichi!! that boy deserves all the love ;;v;; akaashi spoils daichi whenever the latter is tired or sleepy, letting him lean on his shoulder or put his head in his lap. he’ll stop reading whatever book was in his hand to gently brush his fingers through daichi’s short hair. the tired smile daichi expresses gets akaashi smiling too. he’ll then plant a short kiss to daichi’s forehead ;v; akaashi isn’t the type to be overly touchy (he gets flustered any time daichi surprises him with back hugs) but he enjoys the quiet touches: hands brushing, fingers linking, knees and thighs touching, soft kisses to shoulders.
alright I’ve run into some revealfic that has given me this sudden and terrible and cruel thirst for a set-up in which Marinette tells Alya, Nino, and Adrien that she’s Ladybug because [insert literally any valid excuse here; I make no pretenses about caring, none at all]. Alya flips out for all the obvious reasons and Nino’s just like “jfc this explains so much” and both their minds are, like, blown and it’s all a big old fuss like “MARINETTE WHAT THE HELL AND ALSO MARINETTE HOW THE HELL DID WE MISS THIS”.
And meanwhile Adrien is just, like. Sitting there. Sitting there very quietly in the middle of all the chaos, with his hands folded in his lap. Marinette gives him this nervous little look, worried about how he’s going to react, and Adrien puts on his Model Smile™ and beams at her, his whole face lighting up.
“You’re amazing, Marinette!” he says brightly, absolutely fucking heartbroken.
Because Marinette told her secret identity to Alya, and Nino, and him, who she’s held maybe half a dozen semi-coherent conversations with and barely knows outside of his good son act.
Cold, clammy winter still held sway in this forsaken country. The only green was the scum of livid weed on the dark greasy surfaces of the sullen waters. Dead grasses and rotting reeds loomed up in the mists like ragged shadows of long forgotten summers.
Supergirl is so progressive guys like omg I finally see why everyone raves about it!!! The black female character M'Gann M'orzz with 2 seconds of screen time is actually is getting sent off the show and I can’t remember why she was there, which as a black girl myself, makes me so ecstatic to see myself represented with such presence and effort.
I’m also such a fan of Maggie Sawyer being a Latina and I’m so glad the Supergirl production team let a white actress with a tan portray a Latina. I imagine they’re really thrilled that their only Latinx representation is a white woman with a tan and they get to collect interracial wlw points without the ship even being interracial that’s so cool. Our once semi maybe lead black male Jimmy Jim James John Olson?? Outstanding. Bravo.
The show is so woke, they broke up Kara and James, an interracial ship, who were in love and decided to be together, actually relegated James to the sidekick and made Mon-El, a white guy, probably a distant relative, the male face of Supergirl. He’s in every promo, every poster, and every media outlet review. And even better? He’s always with Kara. Especially on promos. He gets the most screentime nowadays second to Kara while Mr. Olson is a passing mention with those in depth one liners. The rep and love for poc and woc is so lit on this show.
I see the hype now. Finally a progressive superhero show! Discrimination is dead and it’s all thanks to the work of the writers of a show about our fav oppressed immigrant, Supergirl 😊🙌🏾.
Hi, what exactly is Stargate (like, what is the plot, how many seasons, that kind of thing)? I've seen it mentioned in combination with Leverage in some of your posts, and I've sort of picked up some of the character names from being on the internet, but I'm still not sure what it actually is. Thanks!!
What a delightful question that I’m going to have a ridiculous amount of fun answering, probably using too many gifs.
First, the bare bones facts: Stargate is a franchise that began with the 1994 movie Stargate, which was then developed into the TV show Stargate: SG-1 which began in 1997 and picked up about a year after the movie ended. SG-1 had 10 seasons and 2 made-for-TV movies. There are also 2 spinoffs, Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe. Atlantis has 5 seasons, and its first season coincides with season 8 of SG-1, with both beginning in 2004, with some fun but not strictly essential crossover between the two. Universe has 2 seasons and began in 2009, after both SG-1 and Atlantis had ended. I mostly blog about SG-1, but I enjoy all three shows and will at least briefly explain Atlantis and Universe in the course of this post, FOR FUNSIES.
The basic premise of the whole thing is that there are these devices (built by aliens, OF COURSE) called Stargates, which create wormholes that allow for basically instantaneous travel between planets all throughout the Milky Way (and other galaxies as well, it turns out, but that’s later).
The movie involves the US Air Force, with the help of the BEST FICTIONAL ARCHAEOLOGIST IN EXISTENCE FIGHT ME, figuring out how to work the Stargate, using it to travel to another planet, and helping the locals overthrow the evil parasitic alien who was posing as the Egyptian god Ra in order to enslave them.
SG-1 starts with Earth humans learning that “Ra” actually belonged to an entire race of evil parasitic aliens who used the personas of various gods to enslave humans throughout the galaxy. At which point, NATURALLY, the plucky Earth humans say “fuck that shit” and also “ooh, a whole galaxy to explore, HOLD MY BEER” and start having adventures and liberating the galaxy.
Atlantis is about Earth humans finally discovering the lost city of Atlantis over in another galaxy, and the adventures and struggles they have setting up a colony there. Also, space vampires.
Universe is about a bunch of Earth humans accidentally stranding themselves aboard an alien-built spaceship that is going they don’t know where in order to find the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. It’s much darker and more sort of psychological than the other two shows. Also more diverse. I like it a lot, but for different reasons than I like SG-1 and Atlantis.
SG-1 owns my heart, because it’s the show that helped me fall in love with sci-fi. Also, it has Dr. Daniel Jackson. It wrestles with what it means to be human and ethics and all kinds of really good shit. It’s not perfect, and the early seasons especially have some pretty major issues with sexism and white savior complexes in certain episodes, but overall I personally find it more than worth it, and the main reason is the characters, who you now get to hear me yell about my love for.
While I whine about not being able to write anything remotely decent these days, have some sneak peeks from 3 of the 10 reward ficlets I wrote for the NWY Anthology backers (★venger tier)
Sneak Peek #1
“Steven Grant Rogers, that better not be my Wonder Woman T-Shirt you’re wearing!”
Steve’s face when he turns around, trying to make himself smaller in the process, is exactly the same face all dogs make when they know they’ve done something wrong. Bucky even thinks about putting a pair of ears on him and taking one of those dog-shaming pics. Instead, he crosses his arms over his chest and waits for an explanation.
“I don’t have any clean ones left…” Steve says sheepishly, scratching the back of his neck and giving Bucky his best Puppy Eyes™. It almost works. Almost.
Sneak Peek #2
“You know Steve and I are together, right?” Bucky explains. “As in, we have sex. Regularly.” He speaks slowly, like a patient teacher would do with a kid, and even sets his mug aside to lace his fingers together for added effect. Stark very pointedly rolls his eyes at him.
“Yes, very funny, Robocop,” he grunts, setting the box down in front of Bucky. “Hilarious. Sidesplitting. Were they on sale or did you really need this many?”
“Well,” Bucky says, barely holding back a smirk, “Steve has a big dick. Massive, really. A bottle barely lasts us—”
“Oh my god!”
Sneak Peek #3
“You’re drooling,” Tony says.
He’s totally drooling.
On the other hand, he also manages to just mingle and talk to other people for ten full minutes before finally walking up to Bucky like he’s been dying to do since the guy arrived, and that totally has to be worth some brownie points.
“Steve!” Bucky greets him happily when he sees him. Between his killer smile and the black and green catsuit hugging his body in all the right places, it’s a miracle Steve can even talk.
“Hey!” he manages to say, returning the smile and coming to stand by the bar with him. He gets himself a beer and then gestures at Bucky’s outfit. “I like the suit.” Understatement. Of. The. Century. “You’re Shego, right?”
“Yes!” Bucky grins. This close, those dimples are deadly. “You’re the first one to get it!”
“I saw you with Nat earlier,” Steve admits. “Her Kim Possible clued me in.”
Belle picks at a bit of lint on her trousers and brushes it away. She got a few strange looks when she showed up at the house in her gray slacks and jacket, and a raised eyebrow from Rumple. But if he can chop off all his hair after three hundred years, she can wear trousers for crying out loud. It does feel a bit weird though.
Rumple sighs as he sits down on the sofa beside her, silence and memories stretching long between them. He leans forward, resting his elbows on his knees, his hands folded. A moment later she mirrors him, watching as he plays with his ring, twisting it back and forth. Her thumb rubs over her own empty finger as she swallows, the weight in her chest making it hard to breathe.
“It feels strange,” she says finally, “being back here again.”
He glances at her sideways and nods. “It’s - different.”
Alright guys so here it is, a Part 2 to my “Jack is colorblind” post that no one asked for.
Last night I asked my dad, “Hey uh… So, I know you’re gonna be so exasperated when I ask this, but… What do you think Aku’s color scheme is?” And He got this very sudden baffled look. Keep in mind this guy has seen p much every episode of Samurai jack. But I don’t think this ever occurred to him.
“Uhh… Well I know he’s black and red..?” And my response was to pull a face, and go “Aaaand…?” He got this confused look and eventually said, “Oh shit, does he have green on him somewhere??” I said yeah, and he asked for a picture. I handed him my phone, and he looked at the picture for a minute, and finally said, “Oh, yeah, I guess his face is green?” I said, “Yeah, bright green!” And I explained to him the purpose of me asking this, the theory that Jack was colorblind, probably didn’t know Ikra’s skin was green, yadda yadda. Which he totally agreed with and said, “Yeah, because I never would have guessed his face was green. I probably would have said…” “Beige?” “Yes, exactly.”
And he went on to explain that it was specifically because the green was surrounded by other colors. That alters his perception.
So to answer that Anon properly: Whether or not Jack has pointed out the color green in other episodes doesn’t matter. Red-green colorblind doesn’t necessarily mean he can’t see those two colors and identify them at times. It just means that in certain contexts, they don’t look like what they truly are.
And it’s stated in the wiki that Jack seems to be “oblivious” to the color scheme, and tends to identify Aku by shape or personality. Guess what my dad does to identify objects? He goes by shape. You don’t say, “The house with the [fill in blank with a color] roof”, you say, “The house with that funny shaped window” or what have you.
This being said, in that desert setting they were always in, against that tan backdrop? Ikra would have been a beige color to Jack. In certain lightings, however, she may have appeared either a darker or lighter tan, a shade of slate grey, or maybe a sort of semi-greenish color.