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[Drawing of a stick-figure girl dancing with a tambourine. Above her are the words, “POTS Problem #48: Isolation!” The girl sings, “Oooone is the loneliest number that you’ll ever doooooo…”]

I asked my creative consultant (aka my mom) if “losing people” and “isolation” were different enough topics to warrant separate comics. Her response was a resounding yes–“One is about people walking away, while the other is, ‘I can’t walk out’.” We peeps with chronic illnesses are often confined to our houses, unable to work or attend school or go to parties or participate in “normal” activities. When you can’t attend things often enough, eventually people stop inviting you, which can create a great deal of loneliness. A good alternative if you wanna hang out with your spoonie friend, especially as the holidays draw near and the loneliness becomes all the more poignant? Find an activity in a location that is easy to access and pretty chill–like chatting in a quiet coffee place, or taking some cookies and tea directly to them for a gentle visit.

Wasn’t sure if I would have time on Day 4 for an actual hand drawn piece so have this mouse drawn RETURN OF STICK FIGURE IZUOCHA from >HERE for 

Izuocha Week Day 4: Dorm Life

They are cooking together in the dorms’ kitchen

It’s so amazing that when I made the first glorious stick figure it felt like there was never new izuocha content, and now we are having the first ever izuocha week and there’s so much amazing content.

the first stick figures were so much better

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anonymous asked:

all this phil is ugly business comes from teenage girls only attracted to 9th grade boys with bodies like stick figures and typical normal basic faces who have 40% in math and vape during break they do not DESERVE to be able to see phils beauty all offence dan was a fuckboy in 09 and the soul reason THE SOUL REASON most of them call him hot now dans hot as fuck don't get me wrong but phils face is so nice and unique anyone calling him ugly is an uncultured swine thank u

KJ’S CONTEST OF...

A Stick Figure character. It can help you when you don’t know what to draw, they’re simple to draw, and you can do whatever you want with them. So, i’m challenging everyone, including those who claim they don’t know how to draw, to make a Stick Figure Character. In fact, let me invite some of my friends. Yo, @definitely-not-lordenglish , @keithsabs , @01010010-01010010-01000001 , get on this. You have until midnight. be sure to tag it using…

#kj’s contest of stickfigures

have fun, and i’ll post mine in a sec. =]

Why you should be watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine

It’s a long one, get ready.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American police sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. The series revolves around Jacob Peralta (Andy Samberg), an NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, who comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher). But despite Samberg playing the lead, it’s not “The Andy Samberg Show”, and is nothing like the Adam Sandler type movies he’s usually seen in.

Produced in Los Angeles as a single-camera comedy, Fox originally ordered thirteen episodes for its first season, eventually expanding it to 22 episodes. All episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine begin with a cold open, although this may not necessarily have anything to do with the actual plot of the episode. Since its debut, the series has received critical acclaim, with the cast, especially Samberg and Braugher, being singled out for praise.

The show constantly speaks out against racism, homophobia (specifically gay and trans rights), sexism, police brutality, and the stigma against mental health issues; with all the humour steering entirely away from offensive jokes and stereotypes, instead relying on jokes that are genuinely funny and fantastic comedic timing.


Characters

Brooklyn Nine-Nine contains a plethora of multi-layered characters; and the main cast (7 characters) contains only 2 white men, one of whom is half Jewish, two black men, two Latina ladies, and one white woman.

Starting with Raymond “Ray” Holt (Andre Braugher), captain of the 99th precinct, an African American, openly gay, middle-aged man in the highest position of power on the show. Like all the characters on the show, his race or sexuality is never once the punchline to a joke. He cares deeply for his husband, and his friends in the 99th precinct and acts as a father figure to many (especially Peralta).

Next, we have Jacob “Jake” Peralta (Andy Samberg), a white half Jewish man who even though acting immature and unable to deal with complex emotions at the beginning of the series, grows into a mature adult who can express his emotions well and apologises when he messes up. Peralta is also portrayed as a strong feminist, calling out anyone’s ignorant behaviour. In the fifth season, Peralta also must learn to deal and cope with mental health issues.

Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), is a Latina woman in a position of power (especially as of late season 4 and onwards) who’s never once sexualised because of her ethnicity. Since the beginning of the show Santiago has dealt with anxiety in various extremes, but not once is this considered a weakness, just a part of her character; and despite being romantically involved with Peralta, never is she considered “just a love interest”, but a unique and complicated character in her own right.

Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), is one of only two white men in the precinct, and his character relies heavily on his hobbies, such as a local food critic, sewing, yoga, and other traditionally non-masculine interests. He also has an adoptive son and an incredibly strong friendship with Peralta.

Then, we have Regina “Gina” Linetti (Chelsea Peretti), the epitome of self-confidence. Despite having a very close platonic relationship with Peralta, not once is she considered a “threat” to Santiago.

Terrance “Terry” Jeffords (Terry Crews) is the sergeant of the 99th precinct and African American. Jeffords is family man, with three daughters and a wife whom he loves. Not once is his relationship with his family considered to have “stripped him of his masculinity”. He also loves his work family at the 99th precinct, acting as a parental figure to them.

Finally, Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz) is another Latina woman who isn’t sexualized for her ethnicity and is in every practical sense, a badass. Recently, it’s been teased that the character will have a female love interest.


Cast

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has one of the most diverse casts on TV right now, with only 3 of its 7 main roles filled with white actors, and the bisexual Stephanie Beatriz. Not once have any of its cast been known to have done anything considered “problematic” in the slightest.

Jacob “Jake” Peralta Andy Samberg

Raymond “Ray” Holt Andre Braugher

Amy Santiago Melissa Fumero

Charles Boyle Joe Lo Truglio

Regina “Gina” Linetti Chelsea Peretti

Terrance “Terry” Jeffords Terry Crews

Rosa Diaz Stephanie Beatriz


Relationships

Brooklyn Nine-Nine portrays multiple close relationships between its characters. With childhood best friends, parental figures, ladies sticking together, a slow burn relationship, and a healthy gay marriage.

The most obvious relationship in the show is the romantic one between Peralta and Santiago, one that has been incredibly healthy and positive, with both characters supporting and caring deeply for one another.

Peralta has strong relationships with most of the characters on the show, the most obvious, after Santiago, is that which he has with Boyle. They have a strong platonic relationship that is never once considered gay by either the characters or audience nor does it “damage their masculinity”.

Another loving platonic relationship on the show is between Linetti and Peralta. The two have known each other since childhood, with Peralta even getting Linetti her job as a civilian administrator at the 99th precinct. Similarly, we see the relationship between Diaz and Peralta grow and in the later seasons, the audience can see just how important their friendship is to one another.

At the start of the show, Peralta is reluctant to show respect to Holt, thinking that Holt doesn’t know how he works and that he’s holding him back. But, throughout the show and its seasons, the two develop a strong bond, going as far as referring to the other as “son” and “dad”.

Another positive relationship in the series is that of Santiago, Diaz, and Linetti – the women of the 99. A prime example of this is when Diaz told Santiago that “You’re not the only girl at the table anymore. We work in a police force full of dudes. We gotta have each other’s backs, okay?”.

Though these are the most prominent relationships in the show, the beauty of these characters is that you could pair any two together for an interesting plot and it would still work. In fact, this is what the writers often do, with the characters in the A and B plot always mixing around.


Awards

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is generally considered overlooked, not receiving as many awards as it deserves; however, these are the awards the series has won:

2014

  • Golden Globes, USA

Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Andy Samberg

  • Primetime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program - Norman Howell

  • Critics’ Choice Television Awards

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Andre Braugher

  • Online Film & Television Association

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series- Andre Braugher

2015

  • Primetime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program - Norman Howell

  • Gracie Allen Awards

Outstanding Director – Entertainment - Julie Anne Robinson

  • Online Film & Television Association

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Andre Braugher

2016

  • Critics’ Choice Television Awards

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Andre Braugher


Reception

Rotten Tomatoes gave Season 1 a score of 88%. The consensus is: “Led by the surprisingly effective pairing of Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a charming, intelligently written take on the cop show format.” For Season 2, it received a score of 100%. That season’s consensus is: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s winning cast, appealing characters and wacky gags make it good comfort food.” Metacritic gives the first season of the show a weighted average rating of 70/100, indicating “generally favourable reviews”.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine premieres on Tuesdays at 9:30 - 10:00 PM PT/ET on Fox.

A while back @benaya-trash drew this wonderful art for my long!fic: To Build a Home (Of Sorts). I absolutely love it so thank you so much!!!


“You’re back,” he said in more of a question.

“Yeah, I am,” Stiles answered.

“For how long?”

That is when the silence kicked in for real, and Stiles went rigid and nervous, “uh…well, Derek, that depends on you.”

“On me?”

“I’m not doing the map anymore, I sorta ripped it up. Self-righteous I know,” Stiles babbled, “and, I kind of ran out on you and I just couldn’t stop thinking about how I never let you explain the whole Skype thing. Then again, I can totally understand if I overstepped, I was only half kidding about Christmas. Anyways…um I just, you have this big house all to yourself and I don’t really feel like going back to Beacon Hills for a while and I just thought….I just figured if–ya know if it was cool with you maybe I could stay?”

Derek opened his mouth, a response half baked in his throat, but Stiles kept on going.  

“Of course I’d help and stuff, this time I promise not to nail my shirt to anything. I mean I assume you’re going to be putting furniture in soon. If it’s from Ikea I can totally help with that, I am the master of those things, Scott assembled his desk the wrong way after two hours but I fixed it in about thirty minutes. Like I said, master of Ikea stuff. Also despite what you may have seen at my dad’s house I promise not to leave a huge mess. Okay…maybe my habit of leaving towels on the floor will take a while to kick, but I’ll try and remember not to do that and–”

“Stiles,” Derek interjected, setting the glass down with a loud thunk, “I leave towels on the floor too.”

That was the last thing Stiles expected him to say. His jaw fell to the ground in shock, eyes nearly bulging out of his head. Stiles let out a small laugh and Derek let himself get lost in it. The laugh went on for a few more seconds before dissipating, the joy replaced with a newfound seriousness.

“Wait–was that a yes?”

Derek looked up from his hands, the easy answer heavy on his tongue.

“Yes.”

Stiles let out a long sounding sigh, his shoulders falling and face relaxing from its pinched state. The house would no longer be silent for days on end, Cora would no longer be the only person he talked to, the house would no longer just be a house.

Suddenly, with Stiles here, it had the potential to be a home.


Find this fic on AO3: HERE