monitization

unpopular opinion: there’s no way we can get a great garnet episode at this point

aka why i can understand why garnet stopped having episodes dedicated to her.

this isnt to justify the lack of episodes dedicated to her, but rather my anger and frustrations with the crewniverse for repeatedly stunting any development for her and turning her into a really bland and overly forgiving mom character

garnet transformed from this mysterious mother figure that would do quirky things and have spouts of anger to a faux progressive happy go lucky character (odlaws’ put my issue into words perfectly if you wanna understand it more)

like back in season 1? what were garnet’s flaws:

she was awkward, she would turn violent if you pushed her hard enough, she over estimates steven, she can lose focus easily, her stoic persona made her come off as uncaring and intimidating

after jailbreak, keeping it together and cry for help you would think garnet would face new conflicts such as trust issues, dealing with PTSD, coping with horrific imagery, letting things go, etc

but no. we never get any of that. we’re not ALLOWED to get any of that. instead all that emotion and turmoil is given to ruby and sapphire. really godbless these characters, i still love them to death and despite some of my issues with keystone motel, its still a really solid and enjoyable ep. But this arc was supposed to be about garnet being hurt. pearl was jealous of garnet and pearl hurt garnet. when pearl was insulting sugilite no one went “how rude of pearl to insult amethyst and garnet”. We all understood that sugilite was a separate identity who made her own decisions and garnet and amethyst weren’t influencing it. 

even when ruby and sapphire were angry about how they were hurt, RUBY was in the wrong because she didnt want to forgive pearl right away and sapphire told her that forgiving pearl was the right thing. ignoring the fact that that was a terrible message to send, that you need to just forgive people who hurt you right away just because they’re close friends, we never get a chance to see garnet vent and show her anger. even in Friend Ship, it ended with garnet playing the life coach for pearl DESPITE pearl not giving a proper apology and instead making bad excuses and using guilt tripping tactics (”im not strong enough” “im just useless”). its like the tumblr equivalent of someone going “i know i did something bad i get it im trash i deserve to die”. But garnet can’t shut that down can she? garnet cant receive a good apology can she? no she has to sit down and stroke Pearl’s ego for a goddamn minute.

garnet cant express her feelings because that’s wrong and bad! pearl can scream at a child and smack a wall simply because he tried to be supportive but garnet cant be mad. garnet’s not allowed to express her feelings. Friend Ship and Cry For Help made me realize something awful.

when garnet’s mad its not sympathetic, it’s scary

back in season 1 I forgave it since garnet was an imposing figure. she’s weird and mysterious. when she was mad it was over things like accidentally getting her glasses knocked off and ronaldo kidnapping steven. you could laugh at the situation with her and not really take her anger seriously enough

so you would think given the circumstances, the writers would understand that we should sympathize with garnet since she was violated. which isnt at all funny and nearly made her defuse.

But you’re not supposed to empathize with garnet. you’re not supposed to relate to her. You’re not supposed to go “poor garnet thats so messed up”. you’re instead supposed to react like “Yeah that was messed up but WHY is she mad at pearl :(”

amethyst complains about the house being awkward and taking neither sides despite it clearly being something that she should be supporting garnet in. steven doesnt support garnet either. when pearl snapped at steven in Rose’s Scabbard, steven chases after her and spends some time with her to lift her mood. But steven didn’t care to do anything for garnet. Steven didn’t invite her to come to the motel. Steven didn’t take the time to talk to her. and Steven didn’t make any attempt to relate to her.

and yet guess who did get the good ol’ “get coddled like a baby” treatment.

pearl. someone who was the cause of all this drama. who not only violated a friend several times, but delayed their mission and risked endangering everyone for the sake of feeling good about herself. but ofc the writer’s woobie fave could never do anything wrong :(

an entire arc that should’ve been meant to flesh out both garnet and pearl ended up shelving garnet and treating pearl like the victim in all of this. that SHE’S the one who needs help.

how insulting

a black woman who sang a song about the importance of love and fusion, who nearly fell apart when she saw forced fusions, is not the victim in this. the Cry For Help was about pearl. garnet needed to drop all her feelings for pearl.

And afterwards it just went downhill from there. its like the show completely gave up on garnet.

more focus and screen time was given to ruby and sapphire, who again i love, but get more development than garnet.

and finally we reach “Log Date 7 15 2″ or as i like to call it “the rise of magical negro garnet”

Peridot’s comments don’t piss off Garnet. You don’t see her get visibly angry. She barely musters a response except for mildly bored look. I wasn’t asking for “garnet beats up peridot for being a homophobe”, but I know very well that garnet would not be the type to just allow Peridot to spend several days making off color comments. Garnet looks bored to mildly pleased. 

You could call this character development except… not really? Garnet smiling more does not equal Garnet being way more tolerant of disrespectful behavior. But since this was an arc for peridot i forgave it a bit. 

But then came episodes like Gem Harvest where Garnet would seriously be the last person to just shut up and tolerate Andy’s disrespectful behavior. And in Mindful Education we see garnet using ruby and sapphire to express how they handle trauma rather than Garnet using her own emotions.

Garnet isn’t flawed anymore. Garnet doesn’t make awkward comments or act in ways that are oddly violent. She’s not brash or passionate. She’s just there to offer advice.

Finally there’s Room For Ruby, an episode that made me sit and go “there is no way in hell this is the same garnet before”

  • garnet was already cautious with Steven trying to train a corrupted gem, why would she not even moniter him teaching Navy about earth (i know they think she’s dumb but she’s not an animal and there’s a reason why the diamonds sent out those rubies)
  • garnet saw a future where navy did not care about being a crystal gem and did nothing. excuse me? Garnet says herself her future vision works like a river with various streams connecting to it, and relies on the future thats most common (she when she jumped in front of a spilled coffee pot to protect steven). garnet even understood at the end of the episode that bad futures are possible and risky, and if they’re most common she needs needs to act on it. why on earth would garnet see a future where navy takes the ship and leave and not do anything about it
  • she was waaaaay too laxed about steven failing to stop navy. remember when she said she was terrified of Blue Diamond? Or when she smashed a warp pad just for seeing peridot show up? 

garnet’s cool with everything now. she doesnt care. she became the most assertive member of the team to the most passive. she’s easy to convince and push. she lacks any depth outside of “quiet mom who smiles sometimes”.

i cant believe im saying this but i honestly thing the crew fucked with her personality harder than lapis. because at least in lapis’s case, there was no concrete identity for her.

but there was one for garnet, one we all loved. 

awkward, funny, quirky, sensitive and assertive garnet.

the writers could have developed it more and jailbreak made me believe we were going to see more of her. but instead the writers decided decided “Garnet with layered personalities is a bit too much for us. so we gotta simplify her. make her the walking shoulder to cry on. the friend that enables everything you do, she just loves steven and thats all that matters.”

and that’s all garnet is now. she’s almost like peridot. happy go lucky, overly forgiving and a shell of her former self.

and that makes me mad

BTS When They Mention You In An Interview

JIN

“So Jin-ssi, right?” the interviewer starts, “I hear marriage is a common symptom of old age, according to Jungkook you’re getting older already.”
“Yah, Jungkook” He chides as all the boys turn to laugh at a redden Jin. Namjoon hands him the microphone,
“Ah yes, marriage” he tries that word in his mouth before laughing with the rest of the guys.
“Y/n, I tried, I brought it up - now its up to you” the interviewer says staring intently at the camera, while everyone laughs harder.
“Y/n!” The rest of the guys wave and smile at the camera as Jin shoots one of his famous kisses.

Originally posted by ciutae

SUGA

The laughter dies down slowly as the interviewer looks down at his prompt cards. “Suga-ssi?”
“Yes?”
“It says here you were caught on a date with y/n?” he goes to the moniter and they see the pictures of you and suga covered with hood and facemask on your way to meet the boys for a good old fashion Korean BBQ.
He turns back from the monster and starts to smile uncontrollably, “It wasn’t really a date” he explains “We usually go out on weekends beause she says human interaction is good” he smiles at the thought of you dragging him out of the apartment, despite his protest to stay in, before going back to his cool image.
“Suga-hyung doesn’t really go out unless its nessary, so we appricate y/n when it comes to gathering outside” Taehyung explains.
“Most of the time we go our and no one recognizes us, we’ll tried harder on our disguises next time” he smiles passing the mic back to Namjoon

Originally posted by nevermindmyg

J HOPE

“How many selfies do you take?” The host asks the boys.
“I take a lot to upload towards our twitter and i think J Hope does too,” Namjoon offers his phone as he says this, so they can connect it to the monitor.
“i have a lot” Hoseok says taking out his phone as well, but as he goes through his pictures he smiles “oh no, never mind I don’t have many selfies”
“Ah, Y/n would be mad if you showed all the off guard your have of her” Yoongi teases as he peers over his shoulders.
All of the boys start laughing as Hoseok nods at the comment scrolling through all the “embarrassing to you but cute to him” pictures.

Originally posted by undergroundtrash

RAP MONSTER

“Next Question?” the interviewer says half laughing from the pervious question.
“Yes” Namjoon says politely in english followed by a “Sure” from Jin
“Any girlfriends that miss you while on tour?”
Namjoon automically translates the question to the other members, while immediately regretting his choice.
They all laugh and say “you” to namjoon as he smiles wide enough to show his dimples and hiding a bit with the mic.
Then he looks up, shaking the heat crawling up to his face, “It’s definitely a thing we discuss and try to be understanding of one another, she doesn’t treat it like my job, but rather something that makes me happy and she loves it even if it means not seeing eachother all the time.”

Originally posted by piedparker

JIMIN

“Whose on your speed dial?” the interviewer asks
“Hm?” jimin smiles up not wanting to answer
“Number one?”
“My mom”
“Number two?”
he laughs a bit “Uh - my manager”
“Should we check?” jungkook intervenes and the rest laughs. The sharp interviewer nods calmly “oh i see who it is” he jokes as well.
Jimin’s smile gets bigger and he starts to laugh “ah, isnt there another question?”

Originally posted by sunglow1004

V

In an interview for the drama, they celebrated one of the males leads recent marriage and aspects of this new life. When one of the interviewers turns to Taehyung,
“How supportive is Y/n?”
V takes the microphone happily “she doesn’t pick up my calls when a new episode airs because she doesn’t like spoiler” he smiles widely remembering the day the drama permiered.
“That’s good, do you giver her any spoilers?”
“Ah, I can’t - I only do it to tease her, but that just between us and the viewers” he answering winking at the camera.
“She’s a big fan of the drama” one of his co-stars contributes,
 “She loves the drama and I hope others support it as well” Taehyung wraps it up.

Originally posted by cypher127

JUNGKOOK

“Why don’t you invite y/n to be with us next time?” the host of the viariety show qustions as he begins rubbing the mud from his eyes “I hear she likes our show.”
“She -” Jungkook starts to says, but is caught trying to catch his breath from the recent running and strength he had to do in the mud.
“During our lunch break, he called her and I talked to her and she really is our fan” one of the comedians intervenes, “She’s really polite.”
“Ah, she would love to come, but i don’t think you’ll treat her nicely.”
“nonsense we’ll make an exception, make the segment all about her”
Jungkook smiles at the thought of being able to film with you and gives a thumbs up, “I’ll ask her about it”

Originally posted by myoongim


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A new SweetFX setting for those who want something less subtle. It’s bright and sharp, with a subtle gradient. Feel free to ask for alterations, I’m doing requests currently.

Features Include:

  • SMAA Anti Aliasing
  • Bloom
  • HDR
  • LumaSharpen
  • Cineon DPX
  • Vibrance (just a touch.)
  • Curves
  • Vignette (for the gradient)
  • Dither
  • Border (also for the gradient and to make the UI look better)

To Install:

  • Copy all files in FX folder in your main game “.exe” folder.
  • I prefer to right click my sims 4 desktop shortcut and go to open file location to get there quickly.
  • As long as your graphics card isn’t ancient you can run any of the HQ sweetFX’s, but only really good moniters and graphics cards will look good with the high or ultra. Otherwise, use medium or low sharpening.

Troubleshooting: 

  • To turn off & on toggle the f12 key.
  • Take screenshots with the f10 key, then they are placed as .bmps in the main game “.exe” folder where the sweetFX is installed.
  • Turn off edge smoothing in game. Anti-aliasing is done by the SweetFX. 
  • Untick post processing effects to make the game even faster, the SweetFX does all the post processing itself.
  • Does not conflict with any other lighting mod.
  • Does not work with windowed mode. It will crash. Only use this with fullscreen. (I’m looking for a solution to this)

Updates:

  • Only one version available to not confuse and updated to 64 bit sims 4.

All credit goes to Ceejay.dk for the sweetFX tools.

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Posting here first so I make sure I don’t forget anything

Is this a good tutorial video for new fans?

A sad day

I’m sad to see the day come where I have to make this post. I really don’t like having ANY sort of politics on my blog, because I believe that politics is just a way to break people apart and distract from the beauty of science, but here we are.


For those of you who don’t know what net neutrality is, here’s a reddit post that explains it pretty well: (the comments are worth a read too)

https://www.reddit.com/r/blog/comments/6mtgtp/we_need_your_voice_as_we_continue_the_fight_for/

Politicians are being stupid.
All is normal in the world, right? WRONG.
This is a special kind of stupid.

The web should be a place of freedom, not monitized by massive corporations wishing to censor what you can see and are able to access!

And the worst part is, both sides of the political spectrum agree on repealing it! (Probably paid by big ISPs, if you ask me, but I have no proof of this)

If net neutrality is repealed, I’ll probably just delete me account, as there’ll be no real point of continuing to make content in a world where the web is not free.

I hope this isn’t the case, but it seems politicians (on both sides, sadly) are hell bent on allowing ISPs to monetize every aspect of the internet.

Tumblr, among many other websites, such as reddit, have saved net neutrality from demise to the hands of the crooks in washington, but I’m not sure if we can delay this a second time.
HOWEVER, if you feel strongly about this, call your senators and representatives! Sign petitions (if you’re of age) do whatever you feel is right to keep our internet a free place!

TL; DR
Politicians want to make the internet a place controlled completely by ISPs- who will censor and block information the don’t want you to see, unless you pay up- and if this new law passes, then I’ll be leaving Tumblr permanently, just thought I’d give y'all a heads up. Also, sorry for ranting :/

I like making aus okay

High school au (what else?)

The I.P.R.E is the science club, Davenport and Merle are the science teaches that have to watch them to make sure they don’t explode the class room.

Kravitz is that kid that looks intimidating but is actually a huge nerd, and his mom (Raven) owns a morgue.

Killian and Carey are both in gymnastics and manage not to get in trouble when they do something wrong because they’re bffs with the coach, Boyland. Avi is in robotics, Johann is in band, and Lucas WAS in science club but got kicked out because he kept stealing supplies.

Jenkins, Marvey, Magic Brian, Edward, Lydia, and Sloane are the drama club and everyone except Sloane and MB hate the science club. Gundrun Rockseeker and John Hunger are the drama teachers.

Hurley is the hall moniter and Angus is a super smart kid that skipped a couple grades.

Istus is the principal and Pan is the vice principal.

Garfield the deals warlock wears a cat mask everyday and sells everything and anything to anyone and everyone.

Fixed the skintone issue on my Pharmercy pic before I make prints to sell! I need to work on getting my cintiq screen to be closer to what shows on my computer moniter. This is the updated skintone =) 

In eighth grade we got a new art teacher who freaking sucked but that’s another story and one week, we could wear spirit wear, so jeans and our pe shirts. At that time last year, I didn’t have very many pairs of jeans and my favourite pair were these bootcut jeans with a rather large hole in them on the thigh. It used to be really small, but then it just got bigger over time. So I wore these to school cuz I figured I might get away with it, and if I don’t, since I hadn’t broken the dress code before that year, I would just get a verbal warning. But no, I went to art class, and my teacher, let’s call her Ms.S, told me I had to call my mom or dad and tell them they need to bring a pair of jeans for me. Now, my Dad works half an hour away from home, and I go to school half an hour away. My Mom also works at the school, and she worked the lunch right after art class ends, and it was gonna end in about half an hour, so she wouldn’t be able to go home and come back in time to moniter. I told her that neither of my parents could get them, and she sent me to the front desk, I think. Now, by the time I left her portable (some of the classes are in portables instead of in the building), I was crying. I hate this teacher so much, and it should’ve just been a warning. If it was like my third or fourth time breaking the dress code, what she said would’ve been correct. And so I asked Mrs.A at the front desk (she’s like the sweetest person I’ve ever met) if she had any painter’s tape to cover up the hole by wrapping around my leg, and she sent me to find Mr.Sh for some, and she also sent my Mom with me cuz she wasn’t working at that time. So we eventually find him, and I wrap painter’s tape around the hole and since I did it a bit tight, I had to limp around all day, and I also had to be careful sitting down not to tear the tape. I miserably went back to class, and sat down at my individual desk isolated from anyone else at the three-person tables, and miserably continued my work as usual. And to this day, I’m miserable and bitter about it.

Taking the Pain (Lucifer Morningstar)

Character: Lucifer Morningstar
Words: 2140
Warning(s): Injury, blood, some swearing
A/N: Okay, besides my ask box got completely cleaned for no reason, I was happy I was able to get this one-shot done. I know the ending is very very crappy, but I thought it might of been cute to have Luci and you banter at each other while being all lovey dovey.


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Okok bear with me here,

Diabetic Danny. Specifically Type one ( this is definitely not at all self indulgent) This would definitely stress the boy out like 10× more, but it would add either a much better family dynamic. He was diagnosed at 11, Jazz would be more observant of danny bc protective older sister, she knows when he’s got a higher blood sugar, when he’s got a lower one( not because of a cgm mind you, he refused to get one until a bit after the Phantom thing bc its obivous bully fuel with his social standing) and he’s been lower recently so she checks up on him and oh hey he’s more or less dead now. Damnit why didnt you tell me I was worried sick that you’ve been od'ing on insulin for some reason. At this point Danny figures he might as well get a Cgm and it is a godsend for his bg monitering. And overall its a reason for Maddie and Jack to be more present in his life, so they’ll probably know about Phantom sooner. Cause well, even the busiest parents are WAY overbearing when something unexpectedly happens to glucose levels. Back to sadish things now though, Danny gave up on space right at his diagnosis. You generally cant have needles in space, so thats down the gutter, hey maybe he can work at NASA in another departmen- nope. Too busy fighting ghosts now. Well damn. Also passing out in class due to low and Lancer not noticing for a bit; whoops he’s in a hospital now. “My bad” -Mr. Lancer. Que panicking bc they might find the ectoplasm in his stream shitshitshitshitshitshitsHIT

and yeah, diabetic danny everyone, consider it ( and please research it before you write a fic on both what it is and what its like if you write a fic and dont have it) -Nyx