This is my dog. She usually sits behind me all day as I doodle, curled around my bum, occasionally putting her long chin on the arm rest or wedging her snout between my thigh and the chair. She is an old pup, so she snores heavily, sighs a lot, and sometimes hiccups. I love her a lot and she makes me happy, so here is my sharing happy thing of the day.
Could I ask you guys to pray for me? I’ve lost over 20 pounds since November, four in the last month, and ten ounces in the last week (which was with a concerted effort to eat more than usual) and I don’t know why. Nothing in my diet has changed, I certainly don’t exercise, so this sudden and rapid weight loss being completely unexplained is definitely concerning. All the blood work my doctor ordered to try and figure it out came back negative, and we’re stumped. It’s a little scary, so please pray that my family and I will have faith to trust that God is in control, and that He is good, because I’m definitely struggling to see that right now
Okay but you know what’s really cute?? In the fancams for when Jinjin takes his shirt off to throw to the audience yesterday, the staff already has a shirt ready to quickly put on Jinjin after letting him dance around a bit. SO DOES ANYONE ELSE THINK THAT JINJIN PROBABLY WAS LIKE LOWKEY BEGGING THEIR MANAGER BEFORE THE CONCERT TO LET HIM TAKE HIS SHIRT OFF LIKE “this is my first solo concert, can I please be a total superstar and throw my shirt to the audience??” AND THEIR MANAGER AGREED TO LET HIM HAVE HIS SHIRTLESS MOMENT TO SHINE AS LONG AS ANOTHER SHIRT WAS BACK ON HIM SOON AFTER AHAOFHOADH even though the child then went shirtless AGAIN with Eunwoo and Moonbin lol bless their kind manager. also apparently Jinjin put confetti on his nipples today LMAOOO ASTROAD HAS GOT ME LIVING
in all honesty, im super excited for season 3, especially sharing the experience with the fandom and my friends. when s2 came out the vibe and atmosphere was really nice, everyone hype-screaming & bonding over the show. it felt real nice to see the fandom happy and joking and im super pumped to go through it again during this season and more to come
Its ok to question. Its ok to be sad. Its ok to be unsure. Fuck, this is how I spend most of my time, but I’m getting there. There is a light. I have figure out what I need from life. What I want. I have a plan. Its sketchy but its there. Its taken me 4 years to get here. At times I never thought I would. There are still so many decisions. It isn’t clear. I dont know if this will work, but I have to try. I can’t be scared anymore.
Trust me when I say things will become clear. You dont need to make decisions now. Take your time. Be happy. Be safe. Talk to people. FUCK. Fucking talk to so many people. I never want you to feel alone.
I am not just a lokean because I worship Loki as my main deity. I have finally been able to put words to something that I have felt for a long time, but could not quite comprehend. I am lokean (and in a more general sense pagan) because I really do not believe that anything is 100% Good or 100% Evil, we all have positive and negative elements to ourselves and to me Loki is the embodiment of that. He is chaos. Chaos is neutral; it can bring about positives or negatives, but the force itself is ever changing, just like Him. Chaos can shift and morph, and as it does it changes our path and person. That is why Loki is a shapeshifter, why he has so many facets. Mother and World breaker. Masculine and Feminine. He represents everything that we are and can be. He appears to us in different aspects to fit what we either need, or have to see (it’s also why so many lokeans seem to feel like their life is always so shaken up by him). We are in touch with the primal chaos of the universe, and He teaches us how to understand and cope with that so we can continue to learn and grow and become the beings that we want and/or are meant to be.
So skimming through my asks (which I
haven’t answered for far too long, I’m so sorry guys) I stumbled over a
And that got me thinking. Because, mostly
when someone mentions Dadzawa, it is in combination with Bakugou – but this
anon asked for Dadzawa and Izuku interaction. And I was like “That actually would make a lot of sense.”
Because, sure, All Might (or Dad Might) is
probably the biggest influence as an almost father-figure Izuku has in his
life. All Might was the first to believe in his dream, and the first teacher
who really tried to make him better than
he is. And they share a lot of things – their story, their personality, the
reason for them to become a hero. They are very similar, and thinking of them
as a sort of father and son is very easy.
Aizawa, on the other hand, seems to have
nothing in common with Izuku. Their drive, habits, and dreams are completely
different, as far as we know. Sometimes, Aizawa seems to be annoyed or stressed
by Izuku’s habits of hurting himself or mumbling under his breath. Sometimes,
Izuku seems to be a bit afraid of Aizawa, startling and sweating when the man
appears next to him all of a sudden.
But you know what?
Apart from All Might, Aizawa was the very
first superior and teacher who acknowledged
The moment Aizawa stops Izuku from
throwing that ball in the entrance test? That was really important.
Sure, Aizawa threatened to expel Izuku in
that test if he couldn’t come up with a way to work with his quirk without
breaking his limbs. But that is exactly what is so important about this –
Aizawa didn’t want to expel Izuku because he is too weak or not determined
He wanted to expel Izuku because he thought
the boy couldn’t become a hero without endangering
himself. He didn’t want to let Izuku become a hero if that meant that Izuku
had to break his limbs over and over again.
Aizawa cared about Izuku’s well-being.
As far as we have seen, Izuku didn’t have the
best teachers before meeting All Might (and Aizawa). Remember the first chapter
/ episode? Bakugou and the rest of Izuku’s classmates bullied Izuku, laughed at
him and his dream, and straight out threatened him physically while their
teacher was still in the classroom.
The teacher did nothing to stop the
bullying. He just watched. No, more
than that – he, too, laughed at Izuku’s dream of getting into U.A. And judging
from Izuku’s reaction, I dare believe that was not the first time this
Izuku’s former teacher(s) did not care
about Izuku. Did not care about his well-being, his dreams, nothing. Didn’t
support him at all.
Aizawa did, in a way. He didn’t laugh. He
just gave Izuku a reprimand why he couldn’t be a hero when he kept breaking his
While All Might was the first one to
believe in Izuku, telling him that he could reach his dream, Aizawa was the
first one to tell Izuku “That doesn’t
mean you can just throw your well-being and life away for it.”
All Might may have taught Izuku to believe
and fight for his dream, but Aizawa taught Izuku to be careful with himself
while doing so.
And it doesn’t stop there. Right after
Izuku passed the test (with Aizawa being shown as seemingly positively
surprised and also somewhat proud – look at that smile of his, guys), Bakugou
wanted to attack Izuku, right?
But Aizawa stopped Bakugou.
We can clearly see how perplexed and
annoyed Bakugou is at being stopped – because it has never happened before.
Nobody has ever told him to stop bullying Izuku, not even their teachers. But
there is Aizawa, stopping him, telling him to cut it off (even wrapping him in
bandages in a very funny looking way, which must have been a little humiliating
Aizawa was the first person to stop the
bullying, stepping up and saying “Not under my watch.”
I can only fathom how relieved Izuku must
have been after that knowledge had sunken in. I mean the knowledge that from now
on, with this teacher, there would be no more bullying in the middle of the
classroom, perhaps not even during the whole school time at all – because
Aizawa would not allow it.
While the relationship between Aizawa and
Izuku doesn’t get much spotlight, I noticed two other important moments
At USJ, Izuku was worried about Aizawa
when the man made to stop all the villains by himself until help arrived.
Aizawa didn’t just tell him off, saying that he is a pro after all and Izuku
just a student – no, he basically reassures Izuku and gives him another very
important lesson: “No good hero is
I sincerely believe that Izuku, who is a
very strategical and smart boy, took that advice to heart and learned from it.
Shortly after, Izuku does not try to fight the villains in the water directly,
or jump at them without a care for the limbs he could break – no, he uses just his fingers and the quirks of his
friends to capture all of them. He came up with a new trick and didn’t break more than a few fingers
– just like Aizawa taught him.
The second very important moment is at the
boot camp. Remember when Aizawa sent Izuku off again – hesitantly so – and
carried Kouta back to safety? Back then, he told Kouta to apologize for his
earlier behavior towards Izuku, and to thank him. And he also said that he
would have to scold Izuku later for being reckless.
Remember who also said that he would have
to live on and scold Izuku for being reckless?
All Might, during his fight against All
Perhaps I’m reading too much into this,
but I like to think that Horikoshi came up with this parallel on purpose. It
shows us that All Might and Aizawa both acknowledge
and respect Izuku in their own way, care for him, even – but are also ready to
show him what he did wrong and scold him for it.
Because that’s what a teacher should do. A
teacher supports, cares, teaches and also scolds the student if necessary.
And Aizawa does that for Izuku, too.
The longer I think about this, the more I
believe that Aizawa and Izuku have a complex yet deep relationship. Aizawa
cares for Izuku in that unique way of his (just like he cares for the rest of his students), and Izuku looks up to Aizawa. It’s not the same strong,
familiar relationship Izuku has with All Might, but it is there, and it is
stronger than one could think.
i just,,,, feel like yall should know that my brothers first experience with Dear Evan Hansen was when we were having a conversation and i had one headphone in and was listening to Sincerely, Me while we were talking and i spaced out at one point and just shouted
“I gotta tell ya life without ya has been hard- ‘Hard?’ Has been bad- ‘Bad?’ Has been R O U G H! ’~k i n k y~” when it came up. he looked horrified.
my brother’s first experience with DEH was me, his little sister, shouting kinky at him.
Things that are an ongoing frustration for me in pretty much every fandom ever:
When fans of a thing only read fic by already established authors (or occasionally authors who get heavily recommended by someone well-established in a fandom) and don’t bother with authors who are new to writing, new to the fandom, or don’t have the connections in a fandom to get reblogged and recced by someone known (and presumably trusted).
Look, I know that people’s time isn’t all that unrestricted. I get that a lot of people prefer to pick up something by an author they already know and like. And I’m not saying that it’s wrong to have those kinds of authors, or that they don’t deserve the attention. This isn’t about how popular authors should have less attention. It never is about that. They have the readership for a reason.
But it’s ridiculously hard for an author to break through in a fandom when very few people are willing to give a chance to authors with less of an already established name in that fandom.
The whole “sort by kudos” function on AO3 is great, don’t get me wrong. But too many people stop at a certain point, assuming that because a fic doesn’t already have a high amount, it’s crap. And that’s simply not true - it just means in a lot of cases that others did exactly that. Skipped over fics, maybe ones that they’ve spotted recced even, because other people before them did too.
Or people search for a specific theme, but don’t bother with fics when they don’t recognise the author name from anywhere. Or there’s a fic fest or big bang, and there’s a disproportionate difference between the most and the least read fics.
tl;dr: I wish people who read fanfic would give a chance to fic and authors that are less known.