monsters are people too

anonymous asked:

Okay, so here I am, an innocent lurker, having just found this blog, when I see: "what if the skywalkers were cthulu-type monsters." excuse me??? please elaborate you just wrote that and nothing else im dying ex p la i n y o ur s el f

  • The Force is everything that ever was and ever will be, every storm and every silence, the hunting krayk dragon and cowering bantha calf: it is huge, all-consuming, completely inhuman. How, then, could its children be anything short of monstrous? (Wonders, yes. But monsters all the same.)
  • Anakin Skywalker is boy-shaped, but Obi Wan cannot bear to look at him. 
  • A clarification: he can look at him with his human eyes; but he must clamp down the extra eyes his Force-sensitivity gives him, because when he doesn’t – well. The first time he met the boy he hadn’t closed those eyes; he’d open them, wide and curious and seen –
    • teeth and claws and roiling shadows, a slipslide of features and starfire, the white blur of warpspeed and it hurts –
  • Anakin Skywalker is the son of the Force, half human and half something extraordinary. There’s a reason the Jedi don’t like him, why Yoda mistrusts him; they all have to close their extra eyes around him; and even when they’re white-knuckled with effort, clamping down so the Force can’t so much as whisper to them (and that hurts Jedi, of course it does, it runs counter to all their training about opening up and trusting in the Force) and even then they still feel the velvet quiver of unseen limbs over their skin. 
  • And more. And worse. When he is angry – which is often – his shadow warps into something awful, and even the least Force-sensitive being quails at the profound wrongness of the sight. His features warp and melt, teeth spiralling out from his pupils, his mouth cracks open wide, his tongue growing scales and feathers and catching fire and he smiles, oh how he smiles and –
    • nothing like him should exist and
    • and you blink, lose the moment, he’s just a young man glowering at you, and his shadow is the same, but the memory of that horror is seared into the back of your brain.
  • It is no surprise that Padme dies in childbed. 
  • The first child’s cry makes Obi Wan’s bones rattle. It – you could not call it anything but an it – is a twisting, squirming mess of light and dark. There’s a wing, a thorned branch: you cannot focus on it. You cannot pin a shape to it. Obi Wan wants to run away, run and never look back. But the Med Droid is offering it to him; and it is a child, of a sort; and Obi Wan takes it, and it coalesces into a soft pink baby girl. He places it – her – against Padme’s white breast. Padme cradles it. “She’s beautiful.”
  • The second is just the same: pushed out like any human baby, but a roling mess of lightening and thick syrupy cloud, one moment tentacled and the next furred, pure power condensed. Obi Wan takes it in his arms and it solidifies into another fat baby, small and squalling. 
  • He’s not like the other babies, Luke Skywalker. He’s a funny one. When he smiles, you have the sudden absurd impulse that he’s got too many teeth for his face. His hair is corn-gold, but when you see it out of the corner of your eye you swear that it isn’t hair at all, but fire and teeth. Looking at him too long is like staring into the sun. 
  • The other children are scared of him, Behu says to Owen, once. And Owen says: children always know. And Behu says: he isn’t a bad kid. Owen says: he’s a wonder. And that’s the problem. 
  • Jabba’s goons go to the Lars farm to collect water once. Only once. They return to Jabba’s palace gibbering nonsense, with their eyes burned out. Both mumble something about there’s something wrong with the boy and then jump into the ragnar pit. 
  • Don’t do that again, says Owen, but he hugs his nephew all the same, pulls him close, kisses his temple. He feels something hot-cold run over his spine, like something far larger than the child is trying to embrace him back. That night, Behu runs her fingers over the new white scartissue on her husband’s back, and says, he’s a good kid. Owen says, I know.
  • If I was there I could have saved them, Luke says to Ben Kenobi, years later, and in that moment he has a thousand thousand eyes and all of them are burning, and he has no limbs but a dozen wings bearing him aloft, and each feather is molten gold and each feather drips blood. Ben thinks of Anakin, screws his Force-sensitivity closed. Luke is a monster. A wonder. But first and foremost he is a boy, and he is grieving. 
    • Ben Kenobi holds him while he weeps. 
  • When Leia comes, she turns into a celestial horror with more teeth than Han cares to count. “Huh,” he says, after their first time. She’s so little in his arms, but so vast. He feels something gentle his back. He says, “Next time, I’ll wear a blindfold, princess. Don’t want to blind me, do you? Then I won’t be able to see when you’re doing stupid shit.” She titters, presses her face into the curve of his neck. 
    • Love comes to everyone, including monsters. 
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early ideas for Tgr’ek from the SciFi/Jailbreak/Space-Pirates AU, AKA BUGgrek, AKA you better stock up on Raid and grab a really big shoe edit: she/her

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Whoniverse: Class - a Quill an episode for the BBC America broadcast (1x01)

Sometimes I’ll be doing something perfectly mundane and innocuous, like making waffles or petting my cat, and I’ll randomly remember that most people view someone like me as a fundamentally evil, irredeemable, abhorrent monster.  And sometimes, when this happens to me, the contrast will be so deliciously absurd that I will burst out laughing, because somehow this is actually my day-to-day reality and not the overwrought fictional melodrama that it often feels like to me.

Anger Issues [1]

Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, little Winchester sister!reader, Bobby Singer.

Words: 1960

Warnings: Swearing, verbal fight.

A/N: Just found this finished fic I wrote months ago, but never posted it, so I just dusted it off and here it is. It was a bit long to post in one piece, so I’ll drop the next part in a couple of days or so :) Reader in this story is younger than Sam, and it’s also in the nursery to her Mary dies, when she’s 6 months old. Also, Bobby is alive. Just ’cause he’s awesome and I miss him. He also fills a purpose in this fic, so yeah.

Originally posted by sam-and-dean-winchesters

You hated witches. Just like Sam. Just like Dean. They were hard to gank and always played without rules, moral. And they always had the attitude, even worse than the vampires, that made you want to rip their heads off, it bugged you so much.

They often were smart, you had to give it to them. This one was no other than the others. She had realized it — she didn’t have to torture all three siblings to make them all hurt. Only one. So, she picked who she judged to be the easiest victim, and then returned to the shadows to watch the show.

You weren’t surprised to find yourself on the line, once again. Why in hell did people — well, monsters, but then again, humans did too — always assume that you were the weakest out of you Winchesters? You didn’t see it. Sure, Sam and Dean were both taller. Sure, they had more muscle mass. But heck no, that didn’t mean you were a larger threat. Because strength wasn’t only physical. Skill was more than just that.

But however, here you found yourself again, in a situation that you were quickly becoming used to. It was always you — dammit.

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My girlfriend once asked me why I love monsters so much and I had to think a long while before I realized that from a very young age, I always identified with them on sort of a soul deep level

Monsters can be shaped like friends for anyone who has ever felt othered

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So I know I’ve mentioned it before but Jayley can turn herself info a big ol’ monster werepanther due to some occurrences in her rp story. I’ve recently gotten some amazing concept art done for it by the lovely @licheart and it turned out so perfect. Look at it!! My big monster girl! Y’all should 100% check out her art it’s worth every cent.

Please don’t take the concept art for your own personal use/character references, or delete the comment with licheart’s link. ❤

The whole case was a misunderstanding ! Please don’t be hurtful to both Jinki and the victim just because she hurt Jinki’s name. She did do the right thing by reporting what happened because she felt unsafe. Ultimately she realised her mistake and dropped the charges and Jinki too realised what he did and did the right thing by working with the police to solve the issue.

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i wanted to draw the bros growing up together, riddled with my redhead glasses headcanons (and sebastian only ever being taller than sam once in his life)

askmonsterpiece  asked:

mun: honestly i thought perspero was kinda ugly when i first saw him for spoilers but u keep drawing him and its just getting more and more "oh no, hes hot *sweats*"

Oh gosh, haha! Sorry about that! ^^; 

To be honest, the first time I saw him I literally was so excited because of how weird he looks and I just was like, “OMG, he’s perfect! Look at this weirdo! And that tongue, OH BOY!” 8D

Funny thing is, I’m more drawn in by Oda’s more odd/weird looking characters then I am to his conventionally “attractive” type ones as they appeal more to me in terms of visuals and styles overall. So Perospero showing up in the fashion he did, A+++++++++++ from me! Much yes, very fine!~ 

And if people know me beyond my OP artwork and have seen a lot of my other stuff, they already know how much of a sucker I am for weird/ugly looking designs over all ^^;; 

Glad to hear you’re starting to like him though! It does make me happy to know this! ^^

staar84 reblogged your post and added:

To be fair, Madison killed someone and then tried to eat Sam. That doesn’t negate the misogyny on the show, I’m just saying in this case it wasn’t.

army-men-and-legos replied to your post “Thanks for the clarification everyone. I love how spn killed Madison…”

Madison killed people and couldn’t control herself from turning. there is a difference between the situations.

you are both not looking at the situation comprehensively enough. 

remember, misogyny is systematic violence towards women. this means you cannot look at two separate instances and divorce them from the context of their existence.

Let’s talk about Madison and Garth for a second. They were both bitten without their consent–Garth on a hunt and Madison walking on her way home–by a man who felt unrequited affection towards her.

Throughout the story, we learn that hunters have hurt this particular family of werewolves for generations, and that garth was probably bitten out of self defense. of course, the werewolves anger was punished by the narrative, but then, sam’s statement about why coexist when you can rule shows how little adam glass understands power structures, which indirectly leads to the difference in treatment between Garth and Madison. 

Garth then becomes accepted by the werewolves, welcomed into their home, and allowed to live at the end of the episode (and this only after the werewolves have to prove their personhood, which could comprise an entire post in and of itself how wrong that is but it’s still worth mentioning here).

It’s then revealed that Garth hasn’t killed people. In fact, his wife says his control is admirable, and it’s not like there’s a stereotype where women are irrational, emotional while men are logic and reason oriented, right? even garth seems to have an element of control regarding his transformation, which is something that madison does not have access to. again, misogyny. Regardless, Garth is allowed to be his own person, to find happiness wherever he may find it.

At no point in time is Madison ever allowed the luxury of being a person, as her personhood was inhibited by the narrative from the first page.

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To be clear I wasn’t saying that we should be mad at Andras for the cheating storyline

Meanwhile in Supergirl cast members are literally laughing it up at fans of a non canon wlw ship and you guys wanna give Emily shit because she’s giving the wlw main couple the same drama as like NINETY PERCENT OF STRAIGHT SHIPS, LIKE, EVER. 

"White people are evil!"

YEAH, we fuckin are! Remove the word “white” and you’ll find an even more liberating truth!

As Jordan Peterson said: the world is full of monsters. What we often forget is that we’re monsters too.

OMG now I’m being harangued by pro-Military people saying I’m a monster for being too harsh on Adam Driver.

Guys, I don’t give a fuck where you fall on this issue so long as you are consistent in your views. Either hold former US and Israeli service people turned Hollywood actors equally accountable for their actions or don’t hold them accountable at all—I don’t care. I have my own personal stance, but I’m not forcing it on anybody else, because I get that people divorce activism and entertainment to different degrees, because it’s hard enough to enjoy things in this world as is. I get it. That’s fair. I don’t care what choice you make about these actors’ films so long as you are not specifically holding Jews to a higher standard than everyone else. JFC I don’t work at CineWorld, I’m not stopping anybody from buying a ticket.

I would so love to know which aspects of Madi’s retelling of Clarke’s story are directly derived from Clarke’s own telling, and which parts Madi has adapted and innovated for herself. There are clearly some parts Madi is repeating verbatim (‘whatever the hell they wanted’) and then there are parts that she clearly thought up herself (‘bravest and fairest of them all’ – hardly a phrase Clarke would use to describe herself). Madi clearly understands fairytale language if she’s able to improvise; is that because Clarke’s stories, this one and others, are all told in that ilk and she’s learned to mimic the style? Or is she influenced by Grounder storytelling traditions as well – maybe bastardized versions of classics like Rapunzel and Snow White, tales that have taught her subconsciously to recognize a ‘princess’ figure whether Clarke meant to cast herself in that role or not.

Regardless of whether phrases like ‘bad children’ are copied straight from Clarke or are Madi’s own style, it might say something about how Clarke has portrayed her people and the parts of the story she’s chosen to tell. Why ‘castle in the sky’ and not ‘the Ark?’ Why ‘monsters’ and not ‘Grounders/Mountain Men/ALIE’? I wonder if that is Madi’s child mind reaching for the easiest story box to put characters in, or if Clarke has deliberately kept her stories surface-level. If she doesn’t want to age Madi the way she herself was with the knowledge that people are monsters too.

This sizzle reel has given me so many questions about Clarke as a mom and how she’s raising Madi.

(I recognize that I am overthinking this but this is the first new material we’ve had in a while, sue me).