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One(?) gifset per episode || 27 The Path to Whitestone 

After much discussion and preparation, and purchasing a lot of mirrors, the party took their transit over to east, northeast, towards Whitestone, where they began to traverse the Alabaster Sierras to the north, using the mountain range as opposed to going directly through the forest. There they managed to avoid encountering a bunch of harpies that were distracted by eating the horses they left behind. They camped for the evening and began to make their way through some sort of a mountainous valley that led in towards the forest surrounding Whitestone. While they were traveling down this pass, there was a rumbling and some sort of really fast, rapid-moving large blue creature that leaped down in front, catching them off guard.

How many people in this Fandom were lowkey hopping Shatt would be our LGBTQA+ representation?

Who wants to talk about polymachina soulmate marks? I’m a sucker for fics with soulmate marks, especially ones where people get more than one, and like there’s so many ways to spin in like, does the symbol represent the person? Is it their name? Is it the first thing they say to them? 

All the options are great, okay. I’ve seen the first two a bunch and I love them, but let me submit for consideration:

  • Vax with a big ‘NO’ on his back, just over his heart (it shouldn’t surprise anyone that it’s one of the first things to come out of his sister’s mouth)
  • Vex with ‘Mine’ written in the same spot in the same deep navy blue color (no one’s surprised, twins are often platonic soulmates, and it’s clear Vex and Vax are two halves of a whole)
  • But they have other words too
  • There’s a rich purple ‘well hello to you too’ running down Vax’s side (and somehow when Gilmore says it, it sounds exactly the way he always thought it would)
  • What makes less sense is the great gray handprint on his lower back and the magenta music notes curling around his arm
  • (It makes sense when Grog introduces himself with a smack to the chest that knocks Vax off his feet and Scanlan does so with a wordless melody)
  • The ‘oh, um, hi’ on the inside of his his left arm makes perfect sense when he meets Keyleth (what’s weird is the matching words they both share on the inside of the right that they don’t recognize until they meet Kashaw)
  • Vex and Vax share the same golden word running down their spine and Pike has their greetings wrapped around her wrists
  • Grog’s not sure what to make of his until he meets Pike. Goliath’s typically have imprints of hands, not words (she first reads out her own words that stretch across Grog’s shoulders almost like wings)
  • She laughs gently as she reads out ‘well aren’t you a big fella’ and ‘please don’t step on me’ 
  • He tries to sound out her words when Pike lets him see them. He does alright with the big ‘I’m so sorry’ on her shoulder (the ‘hello gorgeous’ on her right leg gives him a bit more trouble)
  • Sometimes he wishes his were words too, but that fades when he finds just where his hand fits (on Vax’s back, Vex’s waist, Keyleth’s shoulder, Percy’s leg, Scanlan’s ass) 
  • Pike’s always liked the big gray hand that covers one of her own, it’s her favorite (the neat scrawl in celestial on the side of her neck is a close second)
  • It’s a shock to Percy that he seems to be covered in words, a ‘hey there handsome’ across his lower back and a matching ‘are you alright, darling’ over his chest, and a long rambling string of words in red that covers most of his back 
  • He’s never sure just when the words on his back turned gray, but he notices when the matching red on Keyleth’s arm fades just the same
  • Keyleth loves her words, they’re a rainbow on her skin (the deep gray handprint and dark brown words on her right arm give her pause, but she comes to love them just the same)
  • Her fingers like to trace the golden greeting on her clavicle and the ‘you poor dear’ on the back of her hand in vibrant teal
  • She used to love the bright, almost glittering ramble that ran down her arms (it feels like a part of her rips away when the letters fade and grow dull)
  • But it hurts less after a while, the words become a sad memory, but at least she always has a piece of him on her skin. If she closes her eyes, she can almost hear the wind whisper the words to her

I just really like these kinds of aus, might do more like this later. But I would also love to see what other people prefer in terms of what the marks are. I’ve seen a bunch of fics with this au and they’ve all been amazing, and I think there’s always room for more!

ghostravens  asked:

can you explain me why you (and apparently everyone) don't want orion back? i'm genuinely curious

he was a notorious metagamer (using information he didn’t have as tibs while in-character) who lied about dice rolls (which matt straight up said on reddit at one point that orion cheated w/ dice rolls + you can even see marisha and tal leaning over to check on his rolls at the end)

in addition to that, he just… was kind of a shitty player in general when it comes to player etiquette? his last episode was unwatchable for a lot of people because he hogged time for one-on-one shopping that was for a project that was so unrealistic that even MATT was getting sick of, and the other players were uncomfortable too. he also tried to circumvent percy’s entire personal arc by trying to form an army from his father, which is just… shitty for tal AND matt on top of not being something he’d logically be able to do.

on that note, he had a tendency to step all over other players in general? like the time vex shot an arrow to hit a button and it was successful but he made sure to say that he used magic to make it go in so he got credit? and him bamfing out of the kvarn fight and being pissed off at matt because he was convinced matt was specifically trying to kill him lol.

there was also the time he blew up at a fan shortly before his last episode because the fan made a tshirt (i think?) with tibs on it and he got offended bc tibs is his ‘property’ and he told the fan he was “#uncrittered” and laura and travis stepped in to tell the fan that he was perfectly fine and that he did nothing wrong

there are other things that added up, but those are the big reasons why i dont like him, never want him back on cr, and why watching older episodes with him in it is often hard for me lmao

anonymous asked:

I've been thinking about CR college/uni au for awhile now and i was wondering what your/the fandoms consensus/ideas were for what courses VM and co would study? I have some idea for some characters but others? not a clue. Sorry to bother you <3

omg no you’re not a bother! I love arbitrarily sorting characters into groups and this 100% counts. I know @imaginarydiscographies did a college au a while back which is pretty fun and I’m sure there are more around but the general trends I’ve seen have been:

grog as a studio art major (what with the shapes and colors thing) and/or a Sports Guy. he’s probably in intro econ with vex for the credit and wouldn’t get through it without her

keyleth does environmental science, or some sort of agriculture/veterinary track (esp if it’s an A&M school). personally I could also see her doing an International Relations minor or certificate or something, as a Future Leader Of Her People

percy does engineering. which sort of engineering changes from headcanon to headcanon but he’s always doing engineering and always overworked (which is, afaik, 100% true to engineering students)

pike is pretty much always premed, generally with a double or minor in religious studies

scanlan is pretty universally a music student. personally, I’d peg him as more of a theatre guy. music majors are way too chill, in my experience. zany, sure, but not Scanlan-level eccentric. maybe philosophy too?

tary I haven’t seen anything around for Tary but his dad definitely wants him to be studying econ or pre-law or whatever and instead he’s doing english lit and compsci

tiberius IS A FILM MAJOR sorry but tibs is 1000% a film major Trust Me I Would Know

vax the only headcanon I’ve ever seen and subscribed to 100% is theatre major vax. that boy is definitely in the theatre department and definitely that specific brand of theatre major disaster

vex is econ/business. probably does some environmental science stuff with keyleth, tbh. volunteers at the animal shelter.

also, off the top of my head: allura’s a history/gov major. gilmore does business and spend a lot of time volunteering in the theatre. zahra studies classics. kima’s taking the premed classes but doesn’t really want to do premed (she’ll end up in social work). kash is premed. that’s what I’ve got.

red queen characters as parks and rec quotes
  • Shade: If I had to have a stripper name, it would be Equality.
  • Julian: I think you've got several options. They're all terrible... but you have them.
  • Farley: Guys love it when you can show them you're better than they are at something they love.
  • Evangeline: If you ever speak to me in Spanish, please use the formal “usted.”
  • Elara: Not to worry. I have a permit. *hands them a a piece of paper saying "I can do what I want"
  • Kilorn: Guys, can you please shut up? I can't hear myself not talking to Mare.
  • Cameron: It's fine. It's just that life is pointless and nothing matters and I'm always tired.
  • Mare: My instinct is to be mean to you.
  • Maven : I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself.
  • Ptolemus: I have never taken the high road. But I tell other people to because then there's more room for me on the low road.
  • Tib 6: Horizons are dumb. Never broaden your horizons.
  • Cal: I would like to be king someday, so no, I've not smoked marijuana. I ate a brownie once at a party in college. It was intense. It was kind of indescribable, actually. I felt like I was floating. Turns out there wasn't any pot in the brownie. It was just an insanely good brownie.
  • Elane: I passed up a gay Halloween party to be here. Do you know how fun gay Halloween parties are?

What Studio Ponoc’s debut could mean for Studio Ghibli’s uncertain future.

The last four years have been confusing times for Studio Ghibli fans and anime enthusiasts in general. First, in 2013, legendary director Hayao Miyazaki, who is also one of Ghibli’s co-founders, announced his retirement following the release of his film The Wind Rises. The studio still co-produced the computer-animated series Sanzoku no Musume the following year, but then a few months later another co-founder, Toshio Suzuki, declared the company would take a “brief pause” to restructure in the wake of Miyazaki’s departure — which, in turn, lead to speculation about the company’s future and whether they would ever produce animated feature films again.

In 2015, lead producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, along with several staff members, left Ghibli and founded Studio Ponoc. And now this year sees the release of their first movie, Mary and the Witch’s Flower. The animated feature is based on Mary Stewart’s novel “The Little Broomstick,” which tells the story of a young girl who, led by a black cat named Tib, finds a mysterious magic flower and a broomstick in the woods. The broomstick takes her to Endor College, where nothing is as it seems.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower was helmed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who previously directed Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty and When Marnie Was There. He also wrote the screenplay with Riko Sakaguchi, who previously scripted Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Nishimura is credited as producer, and other Ghibli collaborators such as music composer Takatsugu Muramatsu (When Marnie Was There) are also part of the team.

Meanwhile, both Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki have still been active in the past couple of years. Ghibli co-produced the 2016 Academy Award nominee The Red Turtle, and Miyazaki is working on a 12-minute short film called Boro the Caterpillar (his first approach to CG animation) and confirmation earlier this year that he is on the road back out of retirement working on a new feature length film with the studio. But the future of the animation house remains undefined, which makes the prospect of a Ghibli alumni-produced film even more promising.

When Miyazaki announced his retirement, both fans and the media took the news with some skepticism. It wasn’t the first time the filmmaker talked about calling it quits, and even he was aware of the frequency of the comment, to the point that he clarified that “this time, I mean it.” Although Miyazaki’s relationship with work is complex — his idea of retirement is to keep creating, only without the pressure of a deadline and to maybe, maybe have a free weekend every now and then — part of what granted more credit to his statement was Ghibli stopping production.

Even though Ghibli’s pause ultimately resulted in the departure of several staff members and the creation of Ponoc, this crossroad was a point that the company would inevitably reach with or without Miyazaki’s retirement. Unlike other animation houses, Ghibli usually retained a large portion of full-time staff, which translated to nearly considerable annual personnel expenses. While Ghibli is far from bankruptcy, part of its economic balance is intimately linked to the financial success of Miyazaki’s projects. Yonebayashi’s When Marnie Was There grossed just $34.1M, which is a very respectable box office revenue but doesn’t quite compare to the usual take for a Miyazaki film, which often topped $100M. Whether Miyazaki decided to retire early or later, the studio would eventually have to make important changes in the way it operates.

Moreover, the generational gap is closing in on the studio as well. Ghibli’s founders, including Miyazaki, Suzuki, and Isao Takahata, are well into their golden years (76, 68, and 81, respectively), and the company celebrated its 32nd anniversary last June. At Ponoc, Nishimura is only 39 and Yonebayashi is 44, and like Takahata and Miyazaki in Ghibli’s heyday, both have considerable experience in filmmaking (Yonebayashi also worked as an animator on Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and many others, while Nishimura produced Howl’s Moving Castle, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and When Marnie Was There).

But it’s not only their (relative) youth or their professional credentials that leads to think that Ponoc and this second-generation of Ghibli alumni might help carry on the animation house’s tradition. Mary and the Witch’s Flower also seems to share some of Miyazaki’s trademark themes and motifs, such as a young female leading character and humanity’s relationship with nature. Likewise, the company’s name is the Croatian word for ‘midnight’, which has been interpreted as “the beginning of a new day,” in similar fashion as Ghibli’s.

While it is still early to determine the full success of Mary and the Witch’s Flower and Studio Ponoc — the movie did open pretty well in Japan last month — there is reason to believe that they might be the new wind blowing life into Studio Ghibli’s legacy in the middle of an uncertain future.

Story by Karen Gomez filmschoolrejects

Weekly Reading List #22

Hello There!

Never thought I could do this in time, but here it is again, my Weekly Reading List. Thanks to some holidays I had a lot of time to read and clear my likings, so there is a long list of good fanfiction I want to recommend you warmly. But I think it’s a good compensation to next time. Gonna spent some days in Rome next week, so I won’t have a lot time to read and my next list maybe will be short. But we will see ;) Well, like I told you a while ago, I am addicted to Leonard McCoy, maybe even Karl Urban after all, since there are a few stories about other characters he played. It’s definitely not on purpose to read Bones x reader mostly, they just pop up on my dashboard like snowflakes. But that’s nothing I should complain about :) So I hope you gonna enjoy the list below like I did. Have Fun!!!

Originally posted by tree--frog

Almost Human

John Kennex

I’ve been sick today                                          @lt-sammi-matthews

Fandom Mix

John Kennex x James T. Kirk (no x Reader)

McKirk AU                                                         @medicatemedrmccoy

Star Trek

No Pairing

YOASS 1k challenge                                         @star-trekkin-across-theuniverse

James T. Kirk

3 Word Prompt                                                  @dark-fire-fills-me

A Haphazard Approach                                    @kaitymccoy123

A Little Comfort                                                 @girl-next-door-writes

Celebrate                                                          @imoutofmyvulcanmind

Drabble                                                             @will-you-stop-it

First Sign of Trouble                                         @startrekyourself

Going Into Labor with Jim’s Baby                     @imaginestartrek

Imagine                                                             @multi-fandom-daddies

I’m Here                                                            @atari-writes​​

I was so scared. I wasn’t even sure what was going on @outside-the-government

Jim Takes Care of You                                     @fandomheadrush

Misconceptions                                                 @outside-the-government

Motivation Ficlets                                              @kaitymccoy123

The Poker Seduction                                        @star-trekkin-across-theuniverse​​

Shape Of You                                                   @auduna-druitt

Shy Security Officer                                          @youre-on-a-starship

Twins                                                                 @youre-on-a-starship

What Should Have Been                                   @auduna-druitt

Worth It                                                              @coyoteimagines

Leonard “Bones” McCoy

Alpha Bones                                                      @whatif-animagineblog

Approximately This Big                                      @enterprisewriting

Backwards (Part 1-4)                                         @kaitymccoy123

Being Teased about your Crush on Bones        @imaginestartrek

Dance With Me                                                  @kaitymccoy123

Drunken Dancing                                               @imagineangryspacegrump

Everyone keeps telling me you’re the bad guy  @kaitymccoy123

Good Girl!                                                          @impalaanddemons

Happy Birthday                                                  @medicatemedrmccoy

Happy Hour                                                       @medicatemedrmccoy

Into The Woods                                                 @girl-next-door-writes

I Trust You                                                         @star-trekkin-across-theuniverse

It’s hard being the one to make everyone smile all the time @outside-the-government

Joys of Parenthood                                            @imagineangryspacegrump

Leonard McCoy’s Guide to Hula Hooping          @dolamrothianlady

Look The Other Way                                          @lurkch

Make A Wish                                                      @littlecarowrites

Not Like This (Part 1-5)                                      @starshiphufflebadger

On the Futility of Revenge                                  @bkwrm523

Rumours                                                             @arrowsshootyouforwards

Save The Last Dance                                         @imoutofmyvulcanmind

Scaring Bones                                                    @star-trekkin-across-theuniverse

Show You How It’s Done                                    @outside-the-government

The Fire and the Flood                                       @mccoymostly

The Great Divide                                                @imoutofmyvulcanmind

The Kobayashi Maru                                          @star-trekkin-across-theuniverse

Wilted @trade-baby-blues

Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy x James T. Kirk

The Five Year Plan Part 2                                  @wonders-of-the-enterprise

McKirk (no x Reader)

Fly Me to the Moon                                             @captainsbabysitter-blog

Morning Surprise                                                @medicatemedrmccoy

Tattoo                                                                 @outside-the-government


No Pairing

I Trust Her                                                          @67chevy-imagine

Love Bites!