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Problematic Promos

Now that some time has passed, I was taking a look back through the promotional materials for Season 4, and I noticed something. I apologize if someone has already mentioned this stuff! I looked around for a meta with this topic, but I didn’t find one, so here we go!

I recall that when the promotional materials for Season 4 were released we all sort of commented on how dark everything in the photos appears, what the hair looked like, how the burned out flat photo with just Sherlock and John in it looks like a heart, and how the smiley doesn’t show up in the reflection in the flooded photo. I also recall intense discussion about the three photos in the chess themed set, and how the leak of the final photo drew so much attention from The Powers That Be. All of these are valid catches, but I noticed a few other things relating to the promos.

I’m not sure what they all mean, to be honest, but I do know that everything on this show is deliberate, so…


1.       There are still no photos of Eurus/Sian Brooke in the official photos on the BBC One Sherlock site. Surely by now it would be ok to release some. I mean, Sian Brooke is attractive and well known enough to warrant some photos! They have certainly included her in some of the post season videos. But if you’re looking for a lovely, composed, high resolution shot of Eurus or any of her personalities, you’re going to be disappointed. I think this is weird, especially given that we see both Culverton Smith and Jim Moriarty (and he was a big secret) in the photos.

2.       This photo is NOT of 221B. Look closely.

The smiley is different than the original! It’s tilted wrong and aligns with the wallpaper differently.It’s just not the same. I know I have seen a meta on the Miss Me Smiley from this image: 

The burned out smiley almost looks like a mirrored version of this one, doesn’t it?



So what about this bumped out area in the wall in our 221b? Not there in the burned out flat.

Where are the windows on either side of the room? Again, not there. 

And what about that trim high up on the burned out left wall? Not there in 221b.

The people in this show KNOW their set. This can’t be a mistake or something where they thought, hey…that’s close enough.

So what does it mean?


3.       Now on to the seven images that they released the week before the season started. One a day, a right? Burned out flat in the background. I noticed a few things about these images. 

But first, this image for reference: 


Every one of these characters is wearing the same clothing as the group shot, but with a coat/jacket added in the individual photos, with one exception. 

Take a look:

(Greg’s photo is missing from the BBC One Sherlock site. A little odd, given the wind-up they gave these each day…but anyway.)







Molly. 

Molly is the exception. Her clothing is completely different under her lab coat.


To me, it seems like this singles her out in some way. Just like they single Mycroft out in another way. 

Can you see it?

It’s the smiley again. In each of the other six photos, the smiley moves around, but it is the original smiley from 221b. The size, shape, and orientation are correct.

But Mycroft’s smiley is different. 

It’s the strange, new smiley from the burned out flat photo, and unlike the other character shots, this smiley isn’t on the 221b wallpaper. 



I think it may have been @the-7-percent-solution who commented to the effect that if you want to mess with people’s heads, just mess with their surroundings. Make things a little bit off, and that will make the audience uncomfortable, and they probably won’t even recognize why. Maybe that’s what’s going on here. Or maybe there is some deeper meaning. 

I don’t know for sure, but I do still believe that these weird details are part of a larger plan. The cast and crew are too attuned to the details of the show to overlook errors or do things half-assed. 

Thoughts?


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anonymous asked:

Hello my i'm new to the bts fandom on tumblr, your blog is super nice do you have any blogs you recommend i follow?

Oh hi!! Welcome to the fandom. :3 And kasjgfask tysm ;; Ofc I have a lot of blogs to recommend and I’m sure that I’ll forget to mention some ;;

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Bts reaction to you giving them a blowjob in the dorm

Request:  Can I request a bts reaction to their gf giving them a blowjob in public like at the dorm while the other boys are around


Jin

“Y/n, I don’t know what are you thinking but be fast…B-baby. If you do that, I can’t keep quiet.”

Originally posted by chimcheroo

Yoongi

“Y/N, let them hear. So, now you are shy? Faster baby. Move this perfect mouth of your.”

Originally posted by bestteamofsoulmates

Namjoon

“At this point…damn it, don’t tease. Do this one more time and at this point, I won’t give a fuck who hears.”

Originally posted by choke-me-namjoon

Hoseok

“Although no one will come, I suggest you being…that’s it baby, a littl-little faster.”

Originally posted by morekpopmore

Jimin

“Are you aware that anyone can come and we’ll…oh fuck. Fuck what I said, continue.”

Originally posted by theholyshiteu

Taehyung

“They have heard how I fuck you, I’m not sure they care at this point. Deeper baby, you can take it deeper.”

Originally posted by kaiinyourarea

Jungkook

“Look at you, a little pretty thing. Why do I feel like you have a kink of being caught? Don’t worry. I don’t exactly care who comes in either.”

Originally posted by jikookfantasy


Masterlist

CONFESS YOUR SINS, LOVE OR WHATEVER EMOTION YOU FEEL TOWARDS WHOEVER. WHAT HAVE YOU IMAGINED? MOMMY,A.K.A ME, WILL LISTEN.

Also we are playing “Would you rather” so tag along.

*Requests are closed*

So You Think You’re Not Racist

Alternate title: “Levels of Racism: Why White Fans and Creators Have a Responsibility to Confront Our Biases”

So here’s a thing I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’m pretty sure it’s nothing new and if anyone knows of resources written by Black people that address this, please send me the info because I definitely want to read them. 

(Also if I’ve misstepped or misspoken in any way, please let me know. Criticism is welcome.)

Part of the difficulty of discussing racism, particularly with other white people, is that we don’t actually think about the same thing when we talk about racism. The way I see it, there are three levels:

  1. Individual beliefs and actions that are rooted in racial prejudice
  2. Subconscious racial bias that comes from socialization
  3. Systemic racism enshrined in institutions of power

There are probably more in between, and obviously these aren’t strict black and white categories; there’s a lot of overlap and blurred lines involved. I don’t know if any particular level is worse than the others, and I don’t think I’m qualified to speak on that. But I think these work well as large bucket categories.

The problem is that often people are talking about different levels without actually realizing it. When I try to get my parents to understand why level 2 might lead them to judge Colin Kaepernick’s method of protest unfairly, they respond as if I’ve accused them of level 1 racism. When I tell my coworker that I don’t like the Bruins because the crowd booed PK Subban every time he had the puck, I can tell he’s desperately trying to come up with a reason other than race because he doesn’t want to accuse an entire stadium of people of being level 1 racists, when really the problem is probably a mix of 1 & 2.

And obviously, they’re all bad. They’re all racism and we should fight against all of them. But I think we have to fight against the different levels in different ways, which is why people get frustrated with these conversations.

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I planned on posting this earlier but I was eating a burrito and I forgot 😬

A person commenting on a health post of mine: “seems fake but okay Jan”.

Listen, do you want to know something? I am so happy for you. No I’m not being sarcastic, I am genuinely happy for you.

I am so happy that you are blessed with good enough health that you are able to look at the suffering of someone else and think it cannot possibly be true because why would god, man or science allow for such things to happen in the year 2017. I am happy for you, that when you go to the doctor, they don’t look at you remorsefully and tell you there’s nothing they can do, or worse, not believe you and deny you adequate care. 

I am over joyed, that this is an experience you have not yet gone through because it is one of the most upsetting, agonizing and isolating things a person can endure, all the while knowing that either the science just isn’t there yet, or worse, nobody cares.

I am so deeply and truly comforted to know that not everyone else suffers the same health problems I do, or has had the same experiences I have had with medical neglect and abuse. It makes the world seem a little brighter to know that other people are not subjected to this on a daily basis, day after day, year after year.

I am happy for you, and only wish I could share in the naivety that allows you to be cruel in your skepticism of others not as fortunate as yourself. But unfortunately I don’t have the luxury and privilege of a healthy working body that can be fixed with green tea, sleep and yoga, and simply wish you well in your life, and hope you never find out what it’s like to have a problem that green tea, sleep and yoga cannot fix.

Oh, and my name is Joy. But good job on getting the first letter right.

Why I became a feminist

When I started going to middle school, my father told me that I should stay away from boys, because they’re “disgusting and dangerous”, according to him.

I disagreed with this, and thought to myself: “No, men can be good as well!”

So when I was doing some research on my old phone, I found this huge movement called feminism, which strived towards equality for men and women.

“This is it,” I thought, “This is what I’ve been looking for!”

So, I was a liberal feminist for a couple of years, not knowing that there were other types of feminism. I didn’t call myself a liberal feminist either; just a feminist.

When I started posting about it on my little Instagram page, I was being tormented by boys who also knew about the feminist movement, and HATED it; I got death threats, rape threats, I was being ridiculed, all that.

I felt bad about myself, so I started including men more. I posted about bathrooms for men and their children, I posted about men being raped by women, I was a huge trans activist, I have thought about whether I was trans, I called myself pansexual (I was caught in the “hearts not parts” superiority complex), I thought about being “agender” because I didn’t “feel” like any gender… I was the ideal intersectional feminist.

I wasn’t a fan of certain things though.

I hated the makeup industry and the sex industry and the pro hoe culture and the pro-islam/anti-christianity behaviour, but I really didn’t understand why. I started posting stuff about me disliking it, vaguely, because I didn’t get it myself, so maybe someone would be able to explain that to me.

I got loads of hate, again, primarily from liberal feminists this time. They told me the key to equality was freedom of choice.

Then I started to think. Men had asked me very often whether they are able to hit women, since I preached “equality”, and that had me confused. Maybe equality wasn’t the thing I was looking for.

A couple of months ago, in December, I made a Tumblr blog. Everyone told me to do it, because I apparently looked and behaved like someone who uses Tumblr on the regular. After hearing this for a couple of years, I decided the time had come.

I followed some tags, including “feminism”. I’m not sure how it happened, but by the time I found ONE small post about radical feminism, I immediately agreed.

Radical feminists had such a thing for putting things down logically, with sources and all, and I was… impressed. I started to feel less hopeless and lonely.

And after all this time, I let my dad know that I hate men. For some reason, this got him very mad. Wasn’t he the one who told me men should be avoided, and hated? :) Why is he mad that I will never marry or come close to any non-gay man? :)

Mind you, my father was and is very abusive, mentally and physically, pro-patriarchy, and a full on misogynist.

Men KNOW their kind is evil. They don’t want US to know. They only want their close ones, their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, to “know”, but not really KNOW. They want them to believe that men can be very dangerous, but not that men are actually extremely dangerous. They want them to hide and be polite, rather than get mad and fight for their rights. That would be… disadventageous to them as well. That’s why they’re so anti-feminism.

My father is a conservative man, though. Leftist men would be better, right? Wrong.

I once read a post saying: “The difference between liberal and conservative men is that liberal men want women to be public property, and conservative men want them to be private property.”

This helped me so much. I forgot whose post it was, but thank you so much. This is why covering yourself up and exposing yourself both feel so… oppressive. I felt uncomfortable about both, but I always failed to realise.

Thank you, radical feminists, I now understand everything so much better. Thank you.

“Not all who wander are lost.” || #ChoicesCreates Round 12, hosted by @hollyashton . Inspired by both the prompt and Pride Month.

This is the first time when Zig thinks back on all the emotional anguish of discovering his sexuality, and he feels relieved instead of sick to his stomach. It had been hell but here he is now, standing tall and unafraid, more sure of himself than he’s ever been before. All that time he’d felt so isolated, and now it turns out that he’d never been lost, just on the path of learning who he truly is. He touches his fingers gently to the dried paint smeared across his cheek, the distinct colors reminding him that he isn’t alone anymore. He doesn’t have to be.

Nearby Zack’s waving around a rainbow flag bigger than he is, and beside him Kaitlyn’s wearing one that’s various shades of pink as a cape. Zig watches as the girl lifts her hands into the air, aimlessly shouting nonsense into the chaos like so many others around them. He laughs, then glances over his shoulder to see the waves of people who look just as happy as he feels. A soft look crosses his face, and for just a moment, the noise and the hype all fade into a gentle buzz like you see in the movies.

All the struggling, all the fighting with himself… It was all worth it to feel this… this…

“Free?” He looks over to his left and Kaitlyn’s smiling up at him with shining eyes. “That’s what you’re feeling, isn’t it?”

He tilts his head, but slowly nods. “Yeah… How’d you know?”

She laughs merrily, gesturing around them with a sweeping motion. “It’s our first pride parade! I feel it too!”

He grins brightly, throwing his arm over her shoulders and doing the same to Zack once he’s in range. Zack lifts his flag higher in response, throwing his head back and yelling into the air: “I love being gaaaaay!!”

Some nearby people cheer before copying him, and Zig just laughs, looking at the seemingly endless crowd ahead of them. “I’m proud to be me,” he says, but nobody else hears him. But that’s not important. What’s important is that it’s the first time he’s ever felt pride and damn… It’s years and years overdue.

im embarrassed

nothing-stays-the-same  asked:

Hey!! I was wondering if you or your followers have any knowledge on the fur genetics of dalmatians? I have a curiosity™ and I can't find it anywhere. Basically I saw a picture of a dog someone claims to be the mixture of a labrador and a dalmatian, and said dog has black spots but brownish fur (instead of white). People are saying it's fake, and I wanna know if that's even possible genetically? Thanks!

Ooooh, who all would know about this? I’m sure there are multiple people around that I could tag… Was it impish-iggies who did genetics (and if so, what’s their new blog name, guys?)? Umm.

@streetdogmillionaires, @quichehound, @herebelife, @why-animals-do-the-thing - who knows stuff?

anonymous asked:

Could you do a reaction kinda based on a song?

YEEEE I’ve been reading a lot of smutty stuff lately so the song I’ll base it off of is Blood Sweat and Tears. If you want me to do a more serious song you may request again, just be specific on the genre~ (Angst or fluff, or another smut. I don’t mind). My reactions are usually pretty long and this one will be a bit longer. I tried my best to like, make each of their reactions based off their lines in the song, some of them are just my view points on the lyrics. Jin didn’t really have lines so I kinda just made a story out of the couples lines he had.

BTS: Reaction to you being irresistibly seductive  (BST)

♥Jin: It was crazy, the effect you had on him. He never thought he’d turn out to be this kind of guy but your body did this to him. The way you squirmed under him, the way you moaned his name and tried to keep quiet by biting onto the sheets or kissing him. And when you wore his clothes he had absolutely no control over his actions. He knew you often did it on purpose because you liked his reaction.   

He got home from practice late tonight, and when he walked into the bedroom, he saw his beautiful princess wearing a shirt that was lifted because of the sleeping positions, and light pink lacy panties. His absolute favorite. He sighed heavily and a groan soon followed, letting his head tip back. He tried to stop himself but the tighter his pants got, the more impatient he got. He dropped everything-his bag, his keys, his pants… 

You felt a weight over you and it made you whine and shift. “Hmm… What is it..?” Your tired voice wasn’t helping Jin’s case. His hands got to work instantly, stripping you and teasing you. “Mm, Jin..~” You tried to stop him but you were too weak and horny to do that. 

“I’m gonna show you just how crazy I am for you…”

♥Yoongi: He impatiently started to tap his feet. Here he was, bringing you to meet his parents for the first time, and ALL he could think about was fucking you. Now, why was that? Because of you. The way you licked your lips because you were nervous. He had to keep biting his tongue so he didn’t say anything inappropriate at the dinner table. Instead, he decided to play his own little game, grabbing your thighs and touching you over your panties under the table. You were good at holding back moans, but it got harder and harder as time went. 

“Would you two like any dessert?” His mother asked while standing. Yoongi stood while holding your hand in his own. 

“Nah, I got somethin better to snack on. I’ll see you in the morning.” He said nonchalantly, leaving everyone else in the room feeling awkward. This was it, it’s over. Now his parents would never like you and think of you as pure. He took you to his room he used as a little kid and pushed you down on the twin sized bed. You nearly started to yell at him, sitting up on your elbows and glaring at him, but when he kissed you,all your problems went away. You let him take control, and his tongue did some magical things that night.

Multiple orgasms that you were sure his parents could hear. “I’ll fucking kill you Min Yoongi.” You whispered against his lips.

“I fucking dare you.”

♥Namjoon: Pissed, that’s what he was. Watching you get ready to go to your friends party. He wasn’t stupid, he knew all about what could happen at parties, especially to women your age and your style. So he tagged along. Or, he thought he was gonna tag along. 

“Take it the fuck off.” He was very demanding right now, and wow what a turn on that was. 

“Why? Joonie I bought this dress for tonight I’m not gonna wear anything else.” You argued. Sure it was a little revealing but there was probably gonna be one guy there, and that guy was gay. 

“Yes you will, you’ll wear a turtle neck, and mom jeans, and a bulky belt-”

“Namjoon why are you so worried?” You smiled softly at your worried boyfriend. He scoffed in response and pointed to the mirror. 

“Look at your ass. Look at your boobs. Look at your beautiful fucking body don’t you dare ask me why I’m worried.” He grabbed onto your ass tightly and pushed your back against a wall. “That’s it, we’re not going. We’re staying right here and I’m gonna fuck you with this dress on.” He was getting aggressive and boyyyy did you love it. 

You shakily breathed out a “Yes daddy” and it drove him near insane. Let’s just say you had a hell of a time walking the next day.

♥Hoseok: He was the kind of drunk that forgot everything. His own name, his girlfriend, and everything else in existence. Where was he, again? But he was also very horny. VERY. But the unique thing? Every time he went up to a girl when he was drunk, it was you. Every damn time. You could be surrounded by gorgeous models but he’d come up to you. Or if he was all alone and drunk, he’d just fall asleep somewhere. No girl, no sex, no nothin. 

“Ohhh mama what have we here?” He said as he walked up to you. You enjoyed this entirely too much. You just smiled and let it play out as always. You’d let him feel embarrassed later. He grabbed onto your waist without shame and gave you the look. You didn’t mind, because he was your boyfriend, after all. And he wasn’t talking to any other hot girl there. “Why don’t we say, you come home with me tonight?” He lightly pecked your lips with his own that tasted like straight up whisky. 

“Mmm are you sure about that mister? I’m a big responsibility.” You teased him, because you loved to hear what he had to say about you when he didn’t even know left from right. “I take up space, I eat all the food, I even snore.” You kept smiling as you spoke.

“Baby girl I’ll take care of you until the end of the world, so what do you say huh? Make me a happy man and come home with me.”

♥Jimin: A slow dance can lead to many things. In some movies, it leads to a kiss which leads to eternal love, and in others, it leads to a meaningless kiss and heartbreak. But in this case, it lead to so much more. It was the upbeat song after, that you got freaky. Jimin wasn’t expecting it but he was very inviting to this concept. He watched your body closely as you teased him and touched him inappropriately.

When you turned around and pressed you butt to his hips, and brought his hands to your own chest, he was being dragged into heaven. The way you flawlessly moved your hips and succeeded in giving him a boner, he thought he wouldn’t live to see the light of day. This how he wanted to go; goodbye ma, it was a good life. You led Jimin to the sitting area in the back of the bar. Sitting on his lap and hotly making out, you messed up his tie and unbuttoned a few buttons of his shirt. His hands roamed over your body and made sure he drove you just as wild as you drove him.

“Come home with me.” He whispered against your lips and softly panted because of the intense makeout session. You giggled softly and pressed your hips against his own.

“Carry me.” You tempted him by moving your hips against his. You went into the bar as friends but you came out being much more. You’ve always been so addicting to him, so now that he had you, in no way would he hold back.

♥Taehyung: You knew how it was gonna be from the start. You knew all that teasing you were doing was gonna get you into a lot of trouble. As he gave you rough and slow thrusts, his hands roamed around your body. He was taking in the beauty right under him. smirking every time he thought about the effect he had on you. He kept a cocky grin on his face as his hand went up your stomach. His finger tips were ice cold, and it made you arch your back.

“Ah-ah-ah, bad kitten.” His fingers closed around your neck gently and he licked his lips while locking his eyes on yours. “Did I say you were allowed to move?” His voice was husky and very seductive. You moaned and breathed out shakily.

“No..” You  gasped softly as you felt his grip tighten slightly around your fragile neck. He would never hurt you, of course. 

“Daddy didn’t say you were allowed to speak either. That’s double punishment for you.” He enjoyed watching your body squirm under him. The way you begged for more with just your body language. “Still not obeying me? I guess I have to teach you another lesson don’t I?” He brought one of your hands up to his neck, knowing you were afraid of hurting him. “Choke me kitten, and don’t stop until I say you can.”

♥Jungkook: Your breath was heavy with anticipation. With every drop of cold water that made your restricted body jolt, the tighter Jungkook’s jeans got. He loved having complete control over you, and he adored your reaction. How you were nearly in tears because of the torture he put you through. Tying your hands to the head board and sitting on your lap to restrict your lower half. He used toys and ice cubes to drive you insane. He kept a cocky look on his face the entire time, and only snickered when you cursed at him. “Fuck you..~” 

“What was that baby girl? You want me to fuck you?” He teased before popping the ice cube in his mouth and further torturing you. Spreading your legs and going down on you. Sure he seemed innocent but this boy knew exactly what he was doing. Using the cold and using restriction against you was the absolute best thing in sex to the two of you. It gave the dominate person the opportunity to get out all the anger, and no true harm was done to the submissive. “Now tell me what you did today.” He spoke against your core.

“Mm~ I-I was just talking to a friend of mine..~” Your response made him get rougher and kinkier. 

“I’ll have to make sure you never speak to him again, do you understand that baby girl?” He kissed the inside of your thigh and used his rough fingers on you.

“Yes Kookie…”

“Who?” He curled his fingers to make you moan louder.

“Yes daddy~”

anonymous asked:

Some people like the phantom and I just... hate him?? I dont undersrand how ppl like him? This is not to start discourse or anything I'm just curious? Am I missing key part of his character?

Hello, anon! There’s nothing wrong with not liking Erik. He’s a fictional character, and as such, people can like him… or not. You shouldn’t feel ashamed if you don’t like him, just because many phans do. 

Now, why is he so popular in the phandom? Let’s start with saying that he is an iconic character. Like Frankenstein’s creature, like Dracula, like freaking Darth Vader. The iconic mask (a full one in the original book by Leroux), the Svengali-like hypnotic power of his voice, his genius… But the thing that makes him unique among the “monsters” of gothic literature is that he is not a real monster. He’s human. Everything he does, even the most terrible things, comes from this: his human and desperate search for love. The dicotomy of his character is most fascinating: he’s a genius, but also a manchild; his voice is angelic, but his ugliness makes him look like a devil; he’s all-powerful and terrifying, and yet cries and crawls at Christine’s feet; he’s “made of death from head to toe”, but he’s also very much alive. Personally, I find this latter trait the most interesting in him: his relationship with Death. He is Death, because he looks like it, and so he kills. Why should he feel any remorse about it? (You should, Erik, you sorry f*ck, but this is another story.) He doesn’t see himself as part of the human race, but he wants to belong to it. He wants a normal life - a wife, even. A living bride. The truth is that he wants someone to make him understand that he is not the monster that people think he is. (And of course, he’s become a monster by reaction.)

Christine succeeds in this. Not only in Erik’s eyes, when she cries with him and sees him as human (as he sees her) for the first time. But, most important, in our eyes - us readers. 

The charm of his character comes from this dicotomy, I think: monster/human. The age-old fascination of human race with the horror of the world: why do so many good people like villains (including myself) and redemption arcs (also, Beauty and the Beast stories)? Because humanity needs to believe that people can be better than that. That people can change. Most of the time, not for the sake of others, but their own. They see Erik, an ugly, isolated beast, and identify with his sorrows. They want him to be happy because they want themselves to be happy. It’s not wrong: it’s the most human thing to do. Seeing the spark of light in the darkness and following it to the sun. There’s a quote by the Italian author Italo Calvino (I’m Italian, and that explains my poor English), here it is: 

There are two ways to escape suffering [hell]. The first is easy for many: accept the hell and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and demands constant vigilance and learning: seek and be able to recognize who and what, in the midst of the hell, are not hell, then make them endure, give them space.

I read his book, The invisible cities, when I was 15, and then I understood, thanks to my personal experiences, what those words meant for me.

Now, I don’t like when Erik is woobiefied into a “misunderstood cinnamon roll”, because he isn’t. He’s a deeply disturbed man, a murderer. But we, like Christine and the Persian, can feel actual compassion for him, even identify with his isolation and sorrow. Because he’s very much a grey character, and so is the real world: not everything is in black and white. So yes, we can like a villain (in Erik’s case, an anti-villain), but don’t justify their actions. 

Dear anon, this is (partly) why phans like Erik and why he’s such an iconic character. On the other hand, you’re absolutely free to hate him. One thing is to hate a character, and that is in your right; another one is to spread that hate - don’t go on someone else’s blog and say: “It’s wrong to love this character, you’re scum”: it’s rude. I’m sure you know already. 

Thank you so much for the ask, and may I tag @rjdaae? She surely has a better answer for your question, “Why do people like Erik?”. I did my best here. Feel free to ask me anything! This was very interesting. 

Asks

I’m not sure why, but I’m not actually receiving all the asks that are sent. Seems to be about a 1-in-3 chance of succeeding. I have no idea how long this has been happening. So if you’ve sent anything to me in the last few days and had no response, that may be why.

I may also have just been too busy to answer. That is a thing that happens. 

I know a that problems with the asks often go hand-in-hand with tag problems, so if you guys want to post a picture of your pet, tag me, and then send me a message that you did so, we can try to figure out if it’s working. I’ll like your post as @hellenhighwater if I see it, and probably reply to your message. 

You’re still welcome to send asks, but just be aware that they may not get to me. The Pony Express had the motto “The Mail Must Go Through,” but this is a tumblr, not a bunch of badasses on horseback. Why on earth would we expect this modern website built with future science to be as reliable as the Pony Express. 

Long live the blue hellsite.

-Mod Hell

Can I just say this fandom can be so fucking toxic? You scream for something, SJM provides, and you bitch and whine like a ton of babies who didn’t like what you got!

Why the fuck do you keep reading, keep updated, and keep trolling if you don’t like the books? Like seriously?

I just do not get it. Do you thrive on tearing people / the things they enjoy down just because it doesn’t align with what you view as pure and correct? I’m sure this’ll get ripped into but I can’t even go into any of the tags without some pissy whiny bullshit.

Rant over. Fucking hell.

Royai: Possible ‘Secret Relationship’ Implications

I talked about this on a tag meme I did, and I liked my analysis enough that I figured I’d edit it up and add some pictures.

I’m going to talk about the reasons why Roy and Riza having a relationship in the manga could possibly be a thing. I am 80% sure that despite how clearly they loved each other, Roy and Riza did not have anything going on between them in the series. However, there are some points I want to make that lean toward them possibly being together in a romantic sense throughout the manga.

My main point is how comfortable they are around each other. Comfortable enough that she’s the only one he cries in front of. He holds back his emotions throughout Hughes’ entire funeral and only lets himself be vulnerable when they’re alone in front of Hughes’ grave.

Originally posted by imtekkerz

A lot of people say there’s a lot of unresolved sexual or romantic tension between them throughout the series, but I honestly don’t see that. I see two people who clearly care about one another a great deal, who, with one look, make it obvious that they’re in love. But I don’t see them really pining for one another or anything like that. They act like an old married couple. They don’t seem to act like they want to kiss or touch each other desperately. Which, to me, says that perhaps it’s because they already do. (This could be because I’m Ace, though, and I do not go looking for sexual implications in my OTPs, so maybe it just goes over my head all the time, but…)

Case in point, I knew my husband for ten years before we got married. In the first four years or so, we definitely were a couple of teenagers in love. We pined for one another when we couldn’t see each other. When in public, we stared at each other silently wishing we could go somewhere to be alone, we made out as often as possible. After about four or five years, the feeling of “I need to touch this person because I have a lot of pent up sexual and romantic tension for them” pretty much died down and we became very comfortable with just being around each other. If we didn’t hug or kiss for a while, it was no big deal because we had each other and we knew we could arrange to be together to do those things whenever.

My point is, Roy and Riza act like that around each other, which tells me that perhaps the reason they aren’t desperate to touch one another all the time is because they already do. They already do all the things normal couples do. They’re used to intimacy so why would they itch to touch each other 24/7? If they were as in love as they appeared to be, but couldn’t be with each other, I think they’d show more signs of yearning for one another. This, of course, could be because we just don’t see it since they were not the focus of the series and their relationship had no huge importance to the story (and Arakawa has said that she does not include anything that doesn’t need to be in the story), but I feel like, even with the amount of time they had been together, if they had never touched each other or kissed or hugged or whatever, they’d have a hard time masking the want they would have for each other. Their comfort in each other’s presence could be more than just them having spent a long time together.

My other point is the Barry the Chopper scene where Roy gets super jealous of Barry touching Riza and prepares to burn him to a crisp. Riza stops him and seems absolutely unfazed by his jealousy, which could indicate that he’s acted like that multiple times in the past and she’s used to telling him to calm the hell down.

Roy also gets annoyed again after they’re done interrogating Barry to see if he’s the real thing. Barry flirts with Riza again calling her ‘Missy,’ looking at her with hearts over his head. Roy is visibly annoyed in this scene as well.

My next point isn’t exactly evidence, but Roy and Riza did change clothes in a car together and didn’t come out of that looking flustered or blushing or anything like they might have if they were unused to seeing each other in various states of undress. I mean, yeah, Roy learned his alchemy from her bare back, but it’s not like he saw anything else. I feel like he’d still get flustered if he saw her without a shirt on, even if it was just her back, because if they weren’t together, if they weren’t touching each other on a somewhat regular basis, he’s just a guy in love and he’d want to touch her and he’d blush about it or get embarrassed easily when seeing her. Think about Ed in that scene where he was in the room when Winry was changing. He was flushed and embarrassed because he was a kid in love who had never touched the person he loved intimately before. So this one kind of goes back to my ‘comfortable with each other’ theory.

Oh, and also, that scene where Madame Christmas asks why Roy doesn’t just go play with Elizabeth. What kind of ‘play’ is she insinuating? And why does she know this is something he would do? And why do the other girls think they have a ‘chance’ now that Elizabeth has been taken by another man? What has Roy been telling them about her?

Anyway, these are all minor things. It doesn’t necessarily point to them being in an actual relationship. It’s probably more just evidence that they care for one another beyond that of superior and subordinate, but these are the things that do make me question whether or not they were actually in a secret relationship.

Side Note: I’m talking post Ishval relationship here, not young royai. I’m a firm believer that nothing happened between them pre-Ishval, not even when Roy studied flame alchemy from Riza’s bare back. What I’m talking about here are all the things that make me think they might have had a relationship during the series, in the time after Ishval and after Riza becomes Roy’s subordinate.

Watson’s Unspoken Choice in “The Sign of Four”

Um, so I just watched “The Sign of Four,” and if you know anyone who somehow isn’t convinced that Granada totally intended for a queer reading of their Sherlock Holmes, have them watch the last two minutes of this episode, when Mary Morstan leaves 221B. Seriously. TWO MINUTES, and they are so laden with meaning that I was stunned.

After the case is solved, Ms. Morstan is with them at 221B and she talks about how tired they both must be. Holmes says something to the affirmative while walking into another room, basically dismissing her. Ms. Morstan and Watson share some extended eye contact more than once, like they have been throughout the episode, and she leaves. Then Watson and Holmes have an incredibly loaded conversation about what Holmes gets out of a case where he gets no credit, and Watson goes to sit and watch from the window as Ms. Morstan gets in her carriage.

I can’t get over it. I may write another entire meta on the double meaning in Holmes’ and Watson’s conversation about the case and the visual choices in the scene, cuz it’s all great, but I NEED to talk about the last few moments.

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A Proposal (ha, puns)

So, as most of you know, I will be doing a Swanfire wedding fic for the finale.  While morosely chatting with others about how stupid the entire thing was, it occurred to me that I’m surely not the only Salty Pissed Off Writer that is devastated to see Emma’s characterization destroyed by this stupid half-assed relationship.  I’ve loved seeing headcanons about what a Wooden Swan wedding would look like, a Swan Queen wedding, etc.

So why don’t us anti-CSers have a little fic day for the premier?  

Pick your favorite Emma pairing.  Write a wedding fic.  Post it under the tag Emma Swan Deserves Better.  

Let’s vent by writing.  Let’s write the wedding Emma Swan deserves–without destroying her character (a Grace Kelly wedding dress? Have they met this character?), keeping her edgy and fierce.  

Join me!

Originally posted by after-world-chronicles

John And Paul, Causing Pain To The Artist In A Dark Alley In Hamburg, by CJD, 2017