my rant on quality

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: when maya first met apollo in spirit of justice she said phoenix described him as "unreliable." at first i thought she might mean when apollo quit the agency during clay's murder trial, but then Phoenix clarified that he said that two years ago, aka during the events of aa4. apollo won all of his trials during aa4 with practically no assistance or advice from Phoenix (aside from the last case when Phoenix basically hijacks the game from him). in what way was apollo's court performance during that game "unreliable"? maybe not in his first trial against kristoph, which was his literal first time taking lead on a court case and couldn't possibly have expected his mentor to turn out to be a psychopathic killer, apollo is clearly able to hold his own in court while actually knowing what he's talking about instead of bluffing. why would phoenix call apollo "unreliable" when he literally acts as the only source of income for the WAA besides Trucy's magic shows, which don't appear to become popularized until at least a year later? apollo shows up to his trials as prepared as the cases allow, how is he "unreliable"? how dare phoenix wright, disgraced defense attorney who has reduced his life to underground gambling and guzzling "grape juice", call apollo justice, a brand new attorney who started his solo career one year younger than phoenix, "unreliable"

So the new ride this season at Six Flags Great Adventure is ‘The Joker,” which is a weird rollercoaster thing. I’m a sucker for coasters so I went back into the park after work to ride it and actually kind of lost my shit walking through the line queue. LOOK WHO WAS THERE

The park IS NOT known for its ability tho theme things so I was elated to see all these different batman villains, it was a really nice surprise. To my excitement, they also redid the coaster next to Joker and named it “Harley Quinn’s Crazy Train,” and put in a small batman villain themed shop. I really hope they keep it up because tbh the totally unexpected large poster of THE PROFESSOR OF FEAR made my day and if I can just go to work every day and be surrounded by DC characters that’d be great ok

some actualyuuri/braveten updates ~~~

Just some stuff going on for anyone who cares:

  • I JUST HIT 2000 FOLLOWERS! That’s super surreal and thank you so much to everyone who follows me for putting up with my usually low-quality drabbles and rants!!! <3 <3 <3 ILY ALL!!
  • I won’t be around tomorrow because I have a programming competition!!!  So if you notice significantly less posts spamming your dash that’s why
  • The first chapter of if i’m never your hero, my vigilante AU, is currently on schedule to be posted Tuesday night (12am est) but that’s changeable! So much homework this week OTL
  • ASKS: If you sent me an ask BEFORE today (March 24th) and I haven’t answered it yet, that’s because it was a prompt/headcanon/au that I wanted to write something for (whether it be a drabble or bullet points). I will get to it eventually, and I probably did receive it! I have about 110~~ prompts/headcanons/aus in my inbox right now, but I’ll get through them all eventually!!! Just waiting until I have more time bc I want to read them all thoroughly!!

anonymous asked:

i'm not sure why you think people are characterizing deku as passive? literally every fandom space i've been in is just people going THE ABSOLUTE MADMAN!! from all the crazy shit he gets into

i was mainly thinking of a lot of fics i’d read and why his characterization in them wasn’t sitting right with me. part of it is that even if his surface personality was accurate, he wasn’t really the one acting and therefore from a narrative perspective was a passive character. although i’m glad to hear that perhaps as a whole we appreciate his madman tendencies. it’s what he deserves.

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JET BLACK VIBES 


Ever since Apple Introduced us with the new color of the new iPhone 7 I’ve been drooling. As much as I hate the design of the new iPhone 7; I’m in love with the integration of the colors that they’ve added. I’m still waiting for a bigger significant change to convince me to switch. Maybe 6k video recording Apple!! better quality display Apple!! Enough about my rant; I wanted to make my iPhone 6s have a glossy,jet-black finish. So after doing some research I managed to find some companies that satisfied my needs. I ended up with Toeoe or D brand. Toeoe was listed on Amazon so I went for that one considering I have Amazon Prime. For starters I did not have that much expectations for this considering it was only 7 bucks. But I was really shocked in the quality of the skin. You can tell if a skin is cheaply made by touching the paper. Believe me its really easy; the procedure for this skin was extremely easy to put. There were some air bubbles were my finger was resting but I managed to take it off. Overall I really recommend this product. It gets a 5 out of 5 in my book and its only 7 smackcaroonies.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MCX0VUH/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 (via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuwhpXUEd5E)

when we see matteo skating through the park, acting all confident and flirting with girls, he’s got the ‘chico fresa’ attitude (”al fin comprendi quien soy en verdad/(…) ya no cambio mas/si no me conocen me conoceran”) but then he spots someone who resembles luna and what does this fucker do? he skates to her, of course, but the moment he sees it’s not actually her, his mood does like a 180 degrees!!! and then he starts remembering all the moments he’s lived with luna and that’s when it hits me. no matter how hard he will fight it and deny it, luna’s more than a girl he just happened to fall in love with. she’s matteo’s center of world and there’s nothing he - or anyone for the same matter - can do to change that

I’m just going to rant for a second: I’ve read a lot of articles that argue that Deadpool can’t be pansexual because he hasn’t experienced anything except heterosexual sex, or that he must not “want” to actually have sex with men, and only likes to make gay jokes for fun. (Also, apparently, pansexuality is seen in the general public as “wanting to fuck everything”? I can’t believe people can be so ignorant- they’re obviously thinking of arrogant, entitled straight men.) Because, of course, “no homo,” to preserve your masculinity. They don’t want Deadpool to be anything other than straight, so they pretend that the way he talks to men is “just bros”.

The fact that people deny Deadpool being labelled as anything other than straight simply based upon his sexual experiences shows how deep heteronormativity cuts into our culture. You do NOT have to sleep with someone to know that you identify as non-heterosexual. Sexual orientations (and romantic orientations!) can be fluid and ambiguous, and are deeply personal. Despite what non-LGBT+ people would like to think, you do not get to decide what label fits us. We do.

People don’t like ambiguity, and when a character’s sexuality is not referenced or pinned down, or even refined, people panic. They want a coming-out story, an “origin” story, a reason for why a character is the way they are or an explanation of the parameters of their existence. There have been far too may coming-out stories for LGBT+ characters, and not enough stories about their EXISTENCE. And we wonder why society pretends LGBT+ people don’t exist?

But what if a character’s sexuality just IS, without needing an explanation or an excuse? That’s the kind of movie I want to see.

WTF? You know I have something called a life? 

I just graduated in May and I’m job hunting so of course I won’t have a lot of time and concentration on writing fanfic the whole time.

If this was supposed to be a joke, it’s not funny.

People joke about Yuri On Ice being super gay and all (which it completely is), and how at this rate Victor and Yuuri are gonna be married by episode 10, but real talk tho how the show portrays their relationship is so beautiful?
Like, it isn’t just fanservice for the sake of it, everything that happens gives more and more insight to Victor and Yuuri’s developing closeness, and they actually talk about their feelings instead of just having massive amounts of sexual tension? And it makes you care about the characters so much more as a result because you can empathise with them so much better.

7

Hey, burn it up
Like you want to burn it all
Just live how you want
Your life is yours
Don’t try so hard

It’s alright to lose 

Another year has come to an end, and I want to thank all of you for being there :)

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@finnicksodairs  @fionas-gallagher  @foooolintherain  @guerrasfrias  @halfbloodprincess7  @hearthorne  @hisgloriouslight  @itavica  @intertwined  @javerts  @jkinnamans  @juneyre  @kentdavison  @khalessibee

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@ladymaryjosephine  @lareinedefer  @laurapixie  @lesrevolutionnaires  @lostwolflings  @maraudera  @marystewat  @melopeas  @mclintocks  @michaelsheen  @mindessence  @nocturnnes  @oh-birdie @paarisgeller  @peetaellark

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@queenrhaenyra  @restarks  @reypoefinns  @shiparker  @singingfirefliess  @songsofwolves  @sparksfromparadise  @stardestroyers  @sugarcresta  @tearapart  @thiseveningsun  @tobyfitzos

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5

I really miss Ashtyn.

It has been really nice having Lindy home for the summer. But it’s crazy to see how attached Ashtyn has become in such a short time. I went from spending all week with Ashtyn while Lindy worked - to having Lindy home 7 days a week.

Part of me is really happy that Lindy is getting some much deserved quality time with Ashtyn, but part of me misses all of our dad and daughter time together. Fri-Sun I wake up before the sun rises and I get home just as Ashtyn is going to bed.

This morning I woke up at 4 AM and Ashtyn was literally passed out on top of me. It was the sweetest thing! When I fell asleep she was nursing and when I woke up she was completely on my side of the bed. Lindy said she woke up looking for me :*)

On Monday we are going up to the mountains for 10 days on a much needed family vacation. I’m really excited to have some quality time with my girls :)

End rant.

**do not delete my text. it won’t show up on your blog. don’t like rants? don’t reblog.**

so this is a problem that i’ve been having for more than a few months. now it’s okay if you repost my photos with credit, but if you repost them without giving me credit, or claim them as your own, then we have a problem.

recently me and other people found a girl on instagram who reposted 30+ photos, added her watermark, and claimed them as her own. when we called her out, she said that she was getting bullied, told her followers to block one of my friends who asked her why she claimed other’s photos as her own, and then deleted her account because someone made her a “hate page,” which consisted of proof that she stole photos. not to mention she was reposting photos from melina and marina, who probably have the most famous quality photos. but people defended her, and said that we were lying, even though we had proof. why? because she had 14k followers. her followers would do anything for her, even though she lied to all of them, just because they wanted her to notice them, or give them a shoutout. now if she hadn’t claimed other’s photos as her own, added her watermark, and gave credit would this have happened? no.

another problem: just not getting credit, especially on tip/tutorial accounts. so as you can see on my ipad, my photo (top right) and three other’s, are being used without credit. not to mention that most people add their instagram to their caption, and even add it to their watermark. i’ve gotten the excuse many times that people “can’t see my watermark.” can’t see it? go ahead and zoom in while you’re adding your watermark (yes i can see this certain user didn’t add theirs, i’m not stupid) to your collage of photos that aren’t yours, while you repost a tutorial you took from bethany mota. and the cherry on top is that so many tutorial accounts are so popular. this certain user has 97k followers, but i’ve seen accounts with nearly 200k. these users are practically worshiped. i mean it’s not like you can look up these tutorials up on youtube and find the same exact thing, right?

so now reposting without credit isn’t just a quality thing. it’s a growing problem for personal, rosy, tropical, etc. accounts as well. so if you post your own photos, regardless of your blog type, add a noticeable watermark (so that you can see it, but of course not in your face), because even if you don’t think they’re getting stolen/reposted, they probably are. and PLEASE STOP DELETING CAPTIONS. NO MATTER HOW “ANNOYING” IT IS, DON’T FUCKING DELETE IT. PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE THE REASON WHY NOBODY’S GETTING CREDIT ANYMORE.

so my last parahraph is to the people who repost photos, or have tip/tutorial accounts. PLEASE give credit. I know that you don’t think it’s a big deal, but you didn’t spend thousands on a dslr, tripod, and photoshop to edit. don’t give the excuse you couldn’t read my watermark, or that you didn’t see my instagram in my caption, or that you reposted from someone else. no matter how much you don’t want to, please dear god just give us credit! even tagging me in the photo is enough! giving credit won’t “ruin” your post, or your caption. and if someone politely asks you for credit, don’t ignore them, delete their comment, and DON’T FUCKING BLOCK THEM. GIVE THEM THE CREDIT THEY DESERVE. I’ve politely asked the user in the photo for credit two times, yet I never get a reply. JUST BECAUSE I’M NOT POPULAR ON INSTAGRAM, DOES NOT MEAN YOU DON’T HAVE TO GIVE ME CREDIT, AND IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT NOBODY WILL NOTICE IT’S MY PICTURE. 

JUST

GIVE

US

CREDIT

Book Review: Carry On

Summary: 

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.

Review: 

This is THE book for anyone who has ever wanted their ship to come true.

I’m not even kidding. The first time readers heard of Simon Snow, Cather Avery was writing fanfiction about him and Baz in Rowell’s previous book Fangirl. Yep, that’s right, Simon Snow started out as a parody of Harry Potter in a different YA novel. Did someone say meta as fuck? Yup, I thought so. Regardless of his humble beginnings however, Rowell found herself unable to resist telling Simon’s story. And thank God, because it. Is. Glorious.

If you have ever read one of my rants about the poor quality of gay YA literature ( Like in Lucky Linus, or More Happy Than Not ) than you know how disappointing most gay YA books are. Up until now the best one I had come across was Simon Vs. The Homo Sapien Agenda, which is still very lovely, but friends! We have a new winner! Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell.

Honestly, going into this I had expected no less. I have unequivocally loved absolutely every Rainbow Rowell book put before me, because she is a fantastic author. Her characters are always realistic and well rounded, with perfect narration and perfect dialogue. And the plot line is creative. 

For a book that was created as a parody of Harry Potter, it somehow manages to be perfectly original and yet give the fandom everything it wants at the same time. Want a Harry/Draco love story? Want a PoC Hermionie? Ever wanted Hagrid to be a lovable yet mopey Shepherd? Carry On has all of that and more! While still fitting into the magical school, chosen one prophecy kind of mold, Rowell manages to make the story all her own in all of the best ways. Some of the plot twists were a bit predictable, but I secretly think that that was just a clever ruse to lull me into a false sense of security. I say that, because there were a few twists at the end there that I absolutely did not see coming. The further into the story you get, the less it becomes Harry Potter after all and the more it is a world all of it’s own.

I especially love her clever magic system. The spells in the book are based on words, the speaking of words and the understanding of them. You can’t cast spells with words you don’t understand, but you can make a spell out of any of them. The best part is that spells are more powerful when they are comprised of words that are spoken often. That means that older spells, written in more archaic languages often need to be upgraded, or are more difficult to preform. Alternatively, popular song lyrics are often used as spells due to their renown and frequent use. They use MC Hammer lyrics once. It was splendid. 

Then there was the love story itself. And the characters involved. Simon and Baz were the best protagonists, and watching them fall in love was one of the best things ever. Why? Because they were just two boys. Who were attracted to another boy. And one was gay and one was questioning but that didn’t alter their behavior in any sort of stereotypical way. They acted like normal people instead of horribly stereotyped caricatures and I loved it with every bit of my heart. 

if I had any complaints about this book at all, it was that due to the nature of the story, it was kind of like jumping into Harry Potter in book 7. They would reference great adventures he had in previous “books”, made to mirror Harry’s adventures but it made it feel as if I was jumping into the story in the middle. because I was. If anything, it made me wish she had written all the Simon Snow books from the very beginning because I would have loved more of this. That is my complaint: She didn’t write more of it sooner. 

Overall this is absolutely a fabulous book, I will definitely be buying it and I recommend it to absolutely everybody. In the world. All of it.

Re-readability: 5/5

Rating: 5/5

Recommended For:

1. Drarry Shippers everywhere!

2. Harry Potter fans in general.

3. Anyone looking for the rare gay YA book that doesn’t suck more dick than it’s characters.