not tagging this though for reasons

in tfp i really enjoyed the scenes where arcee was faced off against starscream and not airachnid bc atleast for like 5 minutes arcee wasnt bound to furiously hating the singular female decepticon-allied character for no real specified reason when there were better people for her to hate (starscream, for instance)

though then you had to listen to starscream not shut up about cliffjumper for those 5 minutes so ghdfgubsrjhbgdfg. pick your poison

i do read everyone’s tags (thank you SO much for the lovely tags- every message makes my day, makes it a real pleasure to post here)

i’ve seen in tags though that people are not fond of the recent development between peridot and lapis. i respect that, but i have to inform you that development is really the only reason i’m drawing it, it’d been a long time coming that they addressed peridot avoiding confrontation with lapis. if you take the time to rewatch some of their episodes, you see peridot tiptoeing around lapis a great deal, which is not something we have any evidence to know lapis wants, and i don’t think lapis is aware of it either.

 lapis has always been a character of dubious moral standing. she’s still recovering from thousands of years of isolation on top of her PTSD from the war, and it will be a long time before she’s ready to put someone else before her own sense of safety again, for better and for worse. this hurt peridot deeply, because you can tell from her grief that she loved lapis as a partner. this development between them could end up making them a lot closer, or at the least give us more insight into peridot and lapis’ ideas and expectations about being in a close relationship.

Games or Bust

Hey again ^^ *waves*


So, I was able to make something else for Day 2 of Fluff Week. Hope you enjoy it!


(P.S. Posting this from mobile on my lunch break, so I’ll edit the format later when I get home TT^TT)


Tagging: @ignisfluff @insomniasix @chocobabyporcelain @chocobostrinket @diadyn @themissimmortal @blossattic @valkyrieofardyn @insomniacapples @birdsandivory @lazarustrashpit @moonraccoon-exe @ohgodsnowwhat @zacklover24 @angelic-guardienne


Title: Games or Bust

Prompt: Getting into trouble | “Oops.” | Sneaking out

Rating: T (for cursing)

Summary: As children, Noctis would normally drag Ignis with him to see the stars. As teenagers…well, there’s a reason why they only ever did it once.


Games or Bust


Insomnia at night was truly a sight to behold. Bright lights, bustling streets…no wonder it was sometimes called “The City That Never Sleeps”.


…Unironically, of course (though some would argue with that notion).


Tonight, that also held true for a certain 15-year old prince and his adviser roaming the streets incognito.


“Would you stop freaking out, Specs?” Noctis grumbled, hands folded behind his currently-blond head. “You’re gonna get us caught.”


“I don’t know why I even agreed to this farce in the first place…and on a school night, no less.” Ignis huffed, his presently sapphire hues shifting from left to right. Blowing a strand of rust-dyed hair from his face, he continued, “This may have been fine when we were children, but you are…”


“Yeah, yeah.” Noctis cut him off with a dismissive wave. “The Prince of Insomnia, first of his line…blah, blah, blah.”


“You don’t have to put it like that, you know.” The older man muttered softly. Then, pulling his charge towards him, he hissed in his ear, “And keep your bloody voice down, for Astrals sake. Not much point in disguising ourselves if the whole damn street knows you’re the Prince.”


“Fine,” Noctis pouted childishly, rolling his now-emerald hues. Changing the subject, he asked, “Anyway, is there somewhere you wanna go before we hit the game store?”


“Not in particular.” Ignis deadpanned. “Let’s just grab the game and get back as quickly as possible.”


“Works for me,” the prince smirked. “Means more play time.”


“Of all the…” Ignis began, his tirade cut short when he spotted a set of familiar figures in the distance. Tugging on Noctis’ shirt, he motioned to a nearby alleyway and whispered, “In here. Quickly.”


“What for?” The teen grumbled, not understanding until he saw what caught his friend’s attention. “Oh shit…Nyx and the others?”


Quickly nodding his assent, Ignis began to drag Noctis towards the alleyway.


But not quickly enough, aparently.


“Scientia?” Libertus Ostium called out. “The hell’d you do to your hair?”


“Never mind that, Lib.” Crowe Altius chuckled. “We’ve got a runaway prince on our hands.”


“Shit!” The two people in question hissed. Thinking quickly, Noctis grabbed on to Ignis’ arm and summoned his Engine Blade, warping them a good distance away from the Glaives.


“Run!” Ignis yelled, pushing the prince in front of him before breaking out into a full sprint. The two quickly wound their way around the alleys of Insomnia, Noctis warping them around whenever a set of footsteps got too close for comfort.


Eventually, they found themselves in front of their destination.


“Man, that was a close one.” Noctis laughed breathlessly, leaning on Ignis for support.


“Too close for comfort, I should say.” The adviser exhaled as he glanced around the area. When he was certain that they had lost their tail, he turned to the prince and said, “Well, go on. Grab the goods and let’s go. I’ll keep watch out here.”


“Sounds good, Specs.” Noctis nodded.


Just as they were about to pull apart, a firm set of hands grabbed them both by the shoulders and turned them around.


“Busted~” Nyx Ulric sang, a playful smirk on his lips. “Ever heard of checking the rooftops?”


“Ignis…” Noctis groaned, shooting the older man a glare. “I thought you said we lost them.”


Ignis could only shoot him a sheepish glance, honestly not detecting the presence of the Glaive.


“…Oops, I guess?”

Finals Week

So that dreaded week is finally here… I’m sure a lot of you already know that from my rambling in my tags (or maybe not idk) but that’s the main reason I haven’t been able to be as active as I usually am.

Rest assured though, my finals all fall Monday and Wednesday, so I’ll be sure to come back to to my usual shenanigans as soon as I can!

Also shameless plug to check out my commissions, as well as my ask blog @askthelittleassistant  

See ya later!

Writing Ask Meme

I was tagged by the wonderful @maxrev! Thank you dear!!! :)

1) How many works in progress do you have?

33… official WIPs… many, many more that are just ideas or I’m not counting for one reason or another

2) Do you/would you write fanfiction?

Always

3) Do you prefer paperback or ebooks?

I prefer paper books, but I rarely read books anymore. Mostly I read fanfiction, and I’m not ashamed. 

4) When did you start writing?

About 15 years ago, though I got serious about it around 5 years ago. I wrote for a year and became depressed and deleted it all. I started back in August of last year, started posting to AO3 in January of this year. 

5) Do you have someone you trust that you share your work with?

I do. I share just about everything with @shotce, @estalfaed, @mshenkoaddiction, and more recently, @humblydefiant. These guys are awesome betas and even better friends!! <3

6) Where is your favorite place to write?

Anywhere, really, but my computer is set up at a desk in my room, so I spend most of my time there. 

7) Favorite book as a child?

The Cat in The Hat - which is still my favorite book of all time. I have it memorized. :)

8) Writing for fun or for publication?

Fun though I’d love to publish something one day. 

9) Have you taken any writing classes?

Nope

10) What inspired you to write?

Well, there were many things that made me want to start writing in the first place, but reading @arcticlucie‘s Of Elevators and Eclairs made me want to start writing again after a several year hiatus. :)

If I’ve mentioned you already in this post, consider yourself tagged! Adding: @willowdeville, @threewhiskeylunch, @nightmarestudio606, and… anyone else who wants to play along. Feel free to ignore! :) 

LGBT representation in the media
  • My mother: (homophobically) Are there any shows these days that don't have gay people in it?
  • Me: Biting my tongue back because I could go into a whole rant about how underrepresented the LGBT community is in television and how when we ARE represented it's either stereotypical Gay Best Friends, or good looking, cis, gay white boys. I could tell her that all of it is usually blatant gross fan service and Hollywood throwing the dog a bone, and I could tell her that The Straights are freaking EVERYWHERE and since we've all been doomed to watch them fall into sappy repetitive overly dramatic cliched insta love over and over again in every.movie.and.tv.show.ever the least she could do is not be homophobic while the boyfriends in this show get their 30 seconds worth of allotted screen time (that was only given, in the first place, because Hollywood feel like they have no other choice but to be 'politically correct')
  • So I need backup here to show her.
  • Can you all PLEASE like and reblog the shit out of this post if you agree that the LGBT community on a whole is grossly mistreated and actually, contrary to what she may think, very underrepresented in the media.
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  • Edit:
  • It has been brought to my attention that I shouldn't use shipping tags on posts like these. I'm sorry for any inconvenience caused by that. It won't happen again! 😊
  • For an explination, though, the reason I tagged ships on this is because I figured you all would understand/relate to what I was trying to say.
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I imagine the family skate was….A Lot for Jack.

Anti-ace/aro shit on this site, an actual problem

Somehow people keep claiming there is no problem with anyone hating aces and aros on this site and particularly in what they call “ace discourse” (but what could often be more accurately renamed to “plain shitting on aces and aros”). So I’ve made another list of some of the shit that’s gone down, except this time with links because apparently that’s the only way to not get dismissed out of hand.

I’ve talked a lot about racism in this mess but I’ve stuck to mostly other stuff this time, because I don’t have the energy to drag up certain shit again (or in other cases don’t want to bring in posts ppl apologized for, or dig through my blog for a long time, or or. Maybe I will add some more shit later. [Though looking over it one more time, there’s actually some considerable stuff here already.])

So, crap the anti-ace/aro crowd on this site has pulled includes but sadly is not at all limited to:

Comparing aces and aros to Trump  (and pretending this is funny)

Comparing aces to Pence 

Comparing aces to Ronald Reagan (and pretending this is funny)

Comparing aces to a literal slave owner

Making fun of aces not being accepted by their parents and of aces finding this upsetting (making it into a crytyping “joke”)

Making aces feel shitty/shaming them for telling their parents they’re ace because it’s supposedly “unnecessary”

Saying if we tell family about being ace, it’s no wonder if they send us to therapy

Doing their best to sexualize the orientations of aces, in so many cases. The link before these two is also connected to that. They treat our orientations like (graphic) details about “our sex lives”, frequently acting like if we want to talk about them ever we’re gross/creepy

This one is also “nice” re sexualizing aces (one of many examples of ppl also engaging in sex-shaming while they’re at it, saying only one’s partner should know anything about one’s “relationships with sex”. Except this person goes kinda even further)

More sexualization, when I say this freaks me out as a WoC, I’m told this white person gives no fucks and wants me to be miserable

Another person who says the identities of aces but also of aros need to stay between them and their Partners because they’re “TMI” and inherently sex-shaming somehow

Oh yeah did I mention, much the same with sexualizing aros and ppl frequently link our identities to misogyny and to using people while they’re at it

Making light and fun of ace WoC asking to not be sexualized because don’t we know aces have done Bad things and so we deserve it/don’t get to complain

One of many examples of white people who hate aces+aros talking over PoC and trying to erase us from our communities (+usually when we call that shit out they don’t care. This is actually one of the more cordial responses I’ve come across despite the lack of apology lol. [Eta: my wording here was misleading before, they weren’t talking to me - I’d also called them on this but they ignored me. Sorry for the confusion!] Also, I have a tag somewhere with several non-black/white ppl who made Rachel Dolezal comparisons to shit on aces/aros). Another example of talking over us here complete with condescendingly lecturing a PoC about racism

People like this saying outright they hate aces

Saying sex ed shouldn’t teach about asexuality

Outright stating they think being ace/aro gives people privilege (because supposedly aces+aros both benefit from conservatives pushing for abstinence)

Outright invalidating the identities of aces (who don’t have the attitude towards sex they think they should have)

Calling asexuals demons

Outright calling aces and aros a “plague” and saying aces/aros regardless of other identities all need to be kicked out of the LGBT+ community.

Erasing the identities of people who speak out against anti-ace/aro shit to declare them “straight” or “cishet” …or saying that treatment is what they get for being “traitors to their own community”

Ignoring the boundaries of aces/aros who have them blocked and don’t want to be vagued to make fun of them

…or even to continue sexualizing them after they have made it very clear that shit freaks them out (cheerfully doing this to a WoC)

Someone saying asexuality does not exist and “encourages slut shaming”

Spamming the ace positivity tag with vile hate (ppl have talked a lot about how this harms and endangers especially mentally ill ppl)

“aces are embarassing“ in the positivity tag

Posting nsfw content in the ace positivity tag and being completely unapologetic, apparently using the reasoning that our identities are inherently nsfw anyway (see the “TMI discourse” aka people sexualizing our identities)

Calling aces and aros a “sexuality fandom” while pretending we’re a group full of people with every privilege imaginable, bored of being accepted by everyone and of having no Actual Problems in our lives. This kind of nasty erasure constantly goes on and is a big tactic in this mess tbh

Wanting aces to be “exterminated”. For good measure putting this in the ace positivity tag

This disgusting vile shit that I don’t even know how to sum up but it includes wishing death on someone

Talking about wanting aces/aros dead after somehow misunderstanding(?) a post that was very clearly not about asexuality or aromanticism

Graphically telling aces to die

Specifically telling ace kids to kill themselves

Did I mention that many people in this mess have wished death on aces and aros and that they often put it in positivity tags. Some of the most messed up shit I’ve seen is missing because I didn’t reblog/respond to it at the time or can’t find it right now

And I know anons don’t count as hard “proof” for anything but have the less graphic one of the death/rape threats I got  in my inbox for speaking out against anti-ace/aro shit (still kinda eerily detailed though. Not linking the other one because it is extremely graphic)

And the really sad thing is that these are all just examples that I could find relatively quickly. I also left out posts for various reasons, and tried to focus on just really blatant shit and not anything where you need a ton of context, or something “just” on the level of the many people who’ve invalidated asexuality/aromanticism as orientations (declaring them to only ever “modifiers”)

But yeah, a lot of people here? Hate aces and aros a lot and what’s going on is incredibly harmful and toxic and it needs to stop. This is serious shit

A Note on Reblogging (Your Own Fic/Art/Stuff/Etc.)

Look, here’s the deal with tumblr: it moves fast. A lot of people follow enough blogs that scrolling through one’s entire dash is impossible. I remember the days when I could wake up in the morning and scroll back to the last post I saw before bed. Sweet, summer child.

Here’s the other deal with tumblr: I see so much anxiety about reblogging one’s own stuff, be it art; analysis; fanfiction; hell, personal posts and replies. I have (and continue to feel deeply) that anxiety. Every time, my inner critic and I go through the same song and dance.

Critic: You look like you’re begging for notes/replies/reblogs. People will think you’re needy/full of yourself/have to be the center of attention. You already have a few notes, why do you need more? Other people have it worst than you. Ugh, you’re just clogging the dashes of your followers. If they wanted to read it, they’d have read it already.

Me: *ball of anxiety* You’re right. Wait, no you’re not. Wait, maybe you are. Wait, no—

I’d say it’s 50/50, even now, that I’ll reblog myself. 

And you know what? Fuck that. 

  • Not everyone can get through their dash in a sitting.
  • Timezones are a thing.
  • Work hours are a thing, also affected by timezones.
  • Life away from tumblr is a thing (what??? I know).

There are so many reasons a person might not see your fic/art/stuff the first time. Reblog it the next day. Reblog it a week from now. Hell, set up a schedule or a queue and have it reblog itself three months from now. Go back through old fics and reblog the ones you really liked; I guarantee you have followers who are new enough to have never seen it or who would like to reread it.

Be proud of the work you do.

Oh yeah, I felt that resistance from here.

Say it again. Out loud. Write it on a post-it note and stick it where you’ll see it.

Be proud of the work you do.

You wrote/made it for a reason. And yeah, part of that reason was probably to share it with other fans. Otherwise, why post at all? I know. Man, I get it. I’m cringing even writing that. The fucked-up “don’t show off” mentality runs deep, right?

Fuck that, too.

If you have followers who unfollow you because you’re reposting your stuff (and this is hard to prove, remember; maybe they quit tumblr, maybe their interests diverged from yours, whatever), who cares? Let them go. For everyone who leaves you, many will stay. And many will be happy to see that thing they missed because of work, life, sleeping. Especially if you follow a few points of tumblr/dash etiquette:

  • Use cuts/read mores for anything longer than a few hundred words (I tend to cut at about 400-500 words, though if something’s under about 700 I might leave it).
  • Reblog at reasonable intervals (day/evening, next day reblog, etc. Hourly might be a bit much ;D).
  • Use tags so people can filter appropriately.

Be proud of the work you do.

(Write it down. Yes, you. <3)

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Hiddlesweek Day 6: Favourite Quote

  • The classical Tom answer on “So if you came back as a woman, what’s the first thing you would do?”
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hina + yams hanging out in chapter 244 (。’▽’。)
#JusticeforStar

If you guys heard recently, the episode Collateral Damage/Just Friends, has been removed from the Disney XD website and replaced with Star Comes To Earth.

It is also not getting any reruns on Disney XD and is not on the schedule.

The reasoning for this is because the couple of shots of the same genders kissing in the background during the concert in the episode Just Friends.

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So I’m posting this to hope u all can understand why this is a bad move to make and why it is not right to shelter kids about the idea of same gender relationships.

Please repost or like and use the tag…

JusticeForStar

anonymous asked:

My dad is currently being a jerk, so do you have any cute Bruce being a cool batdad headcanons? Thanks a lot. :3

  • At some point Bruce decided that carrying his smaller children around is basically another form of weight-lifting (and therefore something that he should definitely do), which is convenient considering that Damian kinda likes to hang out on Bruce’s shoulders. The high ground is tactically advantageous, you know, so it’s good strategy. Also it’s really easy to kick people in the head from that height, so there’s that too.
  • Every time Bruce says something even vaguely positive about another kid, his children start in with the adoption jokes. Tim carries around a blank adoption form so he can sarcastically offer it to his dad at regular intervals. Every once in awhile, Bruce pretends he’s really considering it, just to freak them out. They’re like… reasonably sure he’s kidding, but also? They’ve been burned before.
  • Ninja: a “training” game with very simple rules: get to Bruce while he’s not expecting it, without letting him see you. Tag him and you win. Nobody has ever won Ninja, even though they’ve been playing it since Dick was little. Bruce always catches them; he won’t, however, just end the game when he does. He always waits until the laaaast possible second. He thinks it’s funny.
  • Bruce, calmly, from the couch: I really would have recommended an attack from above
  • The small child underneath the couch: NOOOOO I WAS SO CLOSE
  • Bruce, straight-faced: You sure were
  • Y'all know those Facebook games where it’s like “type @b and the first name to appear is your new dad?” The entire city of Gotham tags Bruce as their new dad. Congrats, Bruce.

Your OCs, for some inexplicable but probably well deserved reason, are trying to hunt you down. However, you get to choose one OC to defend you against the rest. Given that you are on their turf and are also allowed to defend yourself (though only to the extent that your physical body would realistically let you) who would you choose to be on your side?