ok i know this is the same format as the previous one but

anonymous asked:

You're still posting his disgusting artist? His mysoginostic characters have NO place on tumblr, nor do you if you think ANY of this is ok or redeemable. In 2017 we're supposed to be a BETTER world, a SAFER world, a LESS WOMAN-HATING world, yet here you are posting "hurr look at da titties boy women sure are sexy but also worthless!" in artist format. Fuck off and die, I bet you jack off to anime because no woman would actually get within 100 feet of a greasy manchild like you.

I normally choose to post Mashima’s artwork here, and nothing more. This blog was not made for any purpose but to share Mashima-senshi’s art, I have had no intentions of speaking out, or spreading any word. However, I was greeted with this in the mailbox and this is not okay.

I’m reusing a lot of old points from the previous post I’ve answered because I’m too tired and the points are generally the same.

1. Anon hate is never okay. It shows that you are a coward who do not have the guts to speak out with your identity attached, likely because you’re afraid of the repercussions. If you do not have the guts to speak out openly about your apparent disgust, you do not have the right to speak out at all, especially not a blog where his work is being shared and loved. That being said, hate in general is not okay.

2. *this, *misogynistic : Disgusting is subjective. What you find disgusting, other people may not. What we find disgusting, you may not. For example, I find this random anonymous ask attacking an artist disgusting, but you most certainly do not seem to deem it so. On the other hand, I’m sure many others following this blog for his artwork would agree that his artwork is rather great in their opinion. As this is a subjective determination, I will leave this as such. 

3. What are you doing on a blog that does nothing but post Hiro Mashima’s artwork if you find it disgusting? It seems you may have a problem. If you find something disgusting, I suggest that you stay away from it. Perhaps you can try a blacklist function, it is easily found with a quick google search. Going to a blog that posts nothing but something you find disgusting may mean that you have an issue, please see a doctor if it persists, it is not healthy for you to continually visit something that contains things you find disgusting.

4. There are a lot of things that have NO place on tumblr,; such as abuse and attack ( of which you are doing so ), cowardice ( in failing to show yourself while attacking others ). This? This is just art work of virtual characters that do not actually exist. If you are so wondrous, kindly focus your attempts of righteousness in a direction such as domestic abuse, rape and the likes. Please do in fact. The world could do with far lesser rapists. None at all would be just marvelous.

4. Who’s hating on women? You have deemed the women in Fairy Tail as sexy but also worthless, but not me. Not us. Maybe I speak for myself but I see the women of Fairy Tail as strong individuals who may have their moments to shine taken often ( unfortunately ), but such does not mean that they are any less worthy of compliments. Each of them has fought through their own troubles, traumas and sculpted a life for themselves. I don’t know what you are reading if you don’t see that. Perhaps you should be correcting yourself and your misogynistic views if you are the one seeing that the women are “sexy but also worthless”. Cause I’m pretty sure any of the women in Fairy Tail can take your ass anytime if they were in fact real.

5. Telling someone to fuck of and die is generally considered as abuse or harassment. Hey, that’s rude. That makes you a coward who attacks people, telling them to die. What makes you any better than the supposedly ‘misogynistic’ people you call us? We are just people who enjoy pretty art. You are someone who attacks people. How are you any better?

6. If you find that his work is horrible, you may choose to drop Fairy Tail like I know many have done. What is the issue here? I find it hard to understand why you continue to apparently torment yourself with art and story that you do not like and find disgusting. If you dislike it so much, please leave the fandom. No one is stopping you.

6. You’re talking about something personal, but unfortunately for you, I do not jack off. And there are many women who I hang out with frequently, definitely within 100 feet, sometimes even less than one feet. Also I’m not a manchild. I’m actually a woman who is definitely not greasy. LOL. Personal attacks don’t really work.

I do not advocate hate in any forms. If you dislike something, the smart move is to unfollow, blacklist, and avoid. Going forward to send messages like such to a blog that enjoys what you do not is honestly not the action you should be taking. You take the fun and happiness out of others because you dislike something. One can not expect everyone to like the same thing, and on the same note, one cannot expect everyone to dislike the same thing. You would not like it if I came up to you and said horrible things about the things you like, you would not like it if I came up to you and said, and I quote “ Fuck off and die”.  Even if you can not enjoy something, you should not take that enjoyment away from others. 

People who come to this blog came here for Hiro Mashima’s artwork. If you do not have that intention, or like them, please just leave. There is no place for your hate here. This is a place for people who enjoy Hiro Mashima’s artwork to unite and connect.

If any word is spread in this post, let it be this.
HATE IS NOT OKAY.

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mayhaps im just repeating what someone else has already said and said better but [S]:Collide needed to be way smarter than it was 

like. i genuinely think hussie wrote the scene and its prior framing around the striders, terezi, vriska, and john and/or roxy, and then tossed in the rest w/o regard to what could reasonably be deemed a satisfying ending to their arcs.

here’s what could have been tighter:

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Yuri on Ice Fanfic Rec List

Here are some of my favorite YOI fanfics so far! :) This list will be updated often! If you have any suggestions for fics that I can add, feel free to message me. 

Last update: April 23, 2017

My organization is kinda weird and all over the place right now since I’m constantly updating this, but basically it goes from my favorites of all time from each ship, and THEN to the rest of the series, then to the multi-chaptered fics, then to the one-shots.. If that makes sense lol. Sorry. ^-^’;

Also, let me add: I was originally going to list how many chapters each fic has, but some are currently ongoing! Therefore, only the series/fics that are COMPLETE will have the number of chapters listed so that I don’t have to update this every day. :) And another thing: I have fics separated by the main ship. However, many of the Victuuri fanfictions I have listed also have Otayuri on the side as well, so I apologize if some of you don’t really like that too much. Thanks for understanding!

Note: Most of these are explicit rated. ;)

Update: Removed the majority of my “notes” sections, because my wording just bothers me lol. 


Victuuri:

————- Favorite Victuuri Fics ————-

Beside the Dancing Sea by lily_winterwood and MapleTreeway

Rating: Explicit

Type: Multi-chapter

Chapters: 13

Words: 186,584

He’s finally here in this lovely and quiet little beach cottage, and the rest of the year seems to stretch out infinitely before him. Time will pass, though, and it will pass faster than he realizes, but in the meantime he will stop worrying about writer’s block and deadlines and not even having the foggiest clue what his next novel’s going to be about, and live.

New York Times-bestselling author Viktor Nikiforov arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Torvill Cove to cure his writer’s block. After encountering local wallflower Yuuri Katsuki at a party, he discovers that this mysterious dark-haired man has a couple secrets up his sleeve.

And Viktor will be damned if he doesn’t find out just what those secrets are.


Victory of the Night by c0rnfl0wer

Rating: Explicit

Type: Series

Part 1- Meet Me By the River:

Chapters: 1

Words: 11,527

Every Kupala Night has come and gone without his attending, but now that Viktor Nikiforov is getting older and taking over the position as leader of his village, he has to start taking his life in a different direction. He wasn’t sure whether he expected anything at all in this way. But when Yuuri catches his wreath, he finds the path he had always longed for.

Historical/Mythology AU based on Slavic mythology and traditions, specifically Kupala Night - a midsummer celebration involving merrymaking in a few different ways.

Part 2- Ivan da Maria:

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A

Rusalka: a living-dead aquatic spirit in folklore that varies in their attitude toward humans.
Navka: a subdivision of the Rusalka, known for its charming cruelty.

Viktor never minded when human civilization built up around him, or when other spirits began sharing the waters with him. He easily dominated every tradition that the centuries presented; that was what he minded. No one wants to be known for tragedy. No one wants to be subjected to loneliness and despair forever. No one wants to drag their beloved one down. Everyone wants a happy ending, even if it isn’t in their nature.


Separation Anxiety by Okaeri_Kairi

Rating: Explicit

Type: Multi-chapter. Main fic of the Haven series.

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A

Deep in the dark, unsettling back alleys of St. Petersburg, a network of rival families makes up the heart of the mafia that runs the city’s underground. Of these, none is more feared than the Nikiforov family, an infamous group that is said to be led by a man of cold blood and steel. Viktor, the son of the previous boss, knows only too well just how frightening this man is.

He is, after all, married to him.

Notes: Mafia AU. Major content warning for rape/non-con, as well as child abuse, suicide mention, torture, and a LOT of violence.


Rivals by Reiya

Rating: Explicit

Type: Series

Part 1- Until My Feet Bleed and My Heart Aches:

Chapters: 14

Words: 197,690

‘…Of all the rivalries in the world of sports over the years, perhaps none has become so legendary as that of Russian figure skater Viktor Nikiforov and his rival, Japanese Yuuri Katsuki…’

A single event changes the course of Yuuri’s life, throwing him into a bitter rivalry with Viktor Nikiforov that spans across his entire skating career. But as the years go on, rivalry and hatred begin to develop into something very different and Yuuri doesn’t seem to be able to stay away, no matter how hard he tries.

Hatred and love are two sides of the same coin and even though everything changes, some things are still meant to be.

Part 2- Of Bright Stars and Burning Hearts:

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A

Viktor doesn’t remember the first time he met Yuuri Katsuki.

This however, is what Viktor does remember…


You Can’t Plan for Everything by RivDeV

Rating: Explicit

Type: Multi-chapter

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A

Yuuri forgets that he has a scheduled heat coming up until it’s just a couple weeks away. He scrambles to get everything ready in time, including deciding whether he’ll spend it alone or with someone. Victor only wants to help.

Notes: Omegaverse AU.


Twenty-Five Hours by 0lizzybennet0

Rating: Mature

Type: Multi-chapter

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A

In which Yuuri spends a 25 hour flight next to Victor Nikiforov, skating legend, and feels it might simultaneously be the best and worst thing that has ever happened to him.

Set at the start of the series, if Yuuri and Victor had never met at the banquet and Yuuri never skated Victor’s routine.


katsuki_fc wrote by tetsurashian

Rating: General Audiences

Type: Multi-chapter

Chapters: 7

Words: 12,744

Just because Yuuri isn’t big on social media, doesn’t mean his fans aren’t.

(aka a social media fic)

My Notes: Social media format. This cured my post-episode 12 depression.


Masquerade by Ashida

Rating: Explicit

Type: Multi-chapter

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A

“Just say the word.” came the whisper as Victor stepped close, behind them Yuuri was aware of guns out and at the ready, of confused men and questioned loyalties, here Victor was offering, and Yuuri was too selfish to say no.

“Ok.” Yuuri smiled as this game of masquerade came to an end, what would happen now, he didn’t know, he would probably die, his family would come after him and try to put a knife in his back or a bullet between his eyes, none of it mattered, because together they would fight, and the rest of the world would finally burn.

Notes: Mafia AU. Content warning for violence, blood, gore, etc. 


Faded by martialartist816

Rating: Explicit

Type: Single-chapter

Words: 6,283

Victor knows only two things: that he’s very drunk and that Yuuri looks very good in that suit.

Notes: PORN. VERY, VERY GOOD PORN. This is my favorite oneshot of all time and I HIGHLY FREAKING RECOMMEND IT. This oneshot is my #aesthetic and if it was a person then I would marry it, no questions asked. The line about the skyline is what got me tbh I am so wEAK for that type of sappy shit and it was such a visual line that I could picture the whole setting clearly in my head and hoooooo I just REALLY love this fic. 👌👌👌 Read it now.


Trembling Hands, Smooth Jazz, and You by SuggestiveScribe

Rating: Explicit

Type: Single-chapter

Words: 10,785

Yuuri swallowed past the tightness in his throat, “Am I the one being interviewed now?”

“I just want to know more about you,” Viktor responded. “You write so much on your blog and within media, but none of those words are ever about yourself.”

Music filled the momentary silence. “There’s not much to say,” Yuuri eventually answered.

“There’s always something to say.”

Notes: Journalist AU.


10 Kinks Challenge by anirondack

Rating: Explicit:

Type: Series

Parts: 10 (too many to link here, sorry!)

Words: 55,570

10 fics about 10 kinks for Victor/Yuuri. 


centripetal force by braveten

Rating: Explicit

Type: Multi-chapter

Chapters: 10

Words: 85,800

Victor speaks seven languages.

(Physics isn’t one of them.)

Luckily, though, he ends up rooming with his antithesis: a shy, black-haired boy who just so happens to be a physics major.


the death of a bachelor by exile_wrath

Rating: Teen and Up (may be subject to change?)

Type: Multi-chapter

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A

In which Victor is at the top of the (criminal) world, and ends up falling for the hot bartender that works at a Giacometti speakeasy.

Alternatively: In which Yuuri is a bartender with a thing for the hot patron which could probably kill him but also wants to have sex with him. To be fair, Yuuri is pretty down to sleep with him too.

But things don’t go as planned, sometimes, and rather than Victor finding someone to warm his bed for a night, he finds Yuuri, who offers him an intimacy and care that he had never thought he’d have. And in turn, Yuuri finds someone achingly lonely but willing to open his heart so they can both be together in a way they had only dreamed of.


————- More Victuuri Fics ————-


Of Love and Other Emotions by smudgesofink

Rating: Teen & Up

Type: Series

Part 1- Fascination: 

Chapters: 1

Words: 1,198

Victor didn’t understand it at first but Yuuri has such a deep fascination with every part of his body.

Part 2- Silliness and Stolen Shirts: 

Chapters: 1

Words: 2,764

“You’re,” Victor begins in a stammer, and wait, are the tips of his ears turning pink? “You’re wearing my shirt.” Yuuri looks down at himself once again, and sure enough, it’s Victor’s wine red shirt that’s hanging off his body.

In which Victor is weak for the Boyfriend Shirt, and Yuuri doesn’t realize he is, too.

Part 3- Hold Me Tight: 

Chapters: 2

Words: 11,556

Katsuki Yuuri is not a tactile man. Anyone who’s spent a minute with him can tell you that much.

Victor, however—

To say that Victor is touchy-feely is the understatement of the century.

So when Victor just stops touching Yuuri, without explanation, without reason, it makes for a painfully jarring experience.

(Alternatively titled: Five Times Victor Hugs Yuuri, and the One Time He Doesn’t)

Notes: Content warning for homophobia in part 3.


Quad Lutz by iamalivenow

Rating: Explicit

Type: Multi-chapter

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A

Victor falls in love with Yuuri every single time they touch each other.

Yuuri loves him from the beginning.

Notes: Kinky.


In Regards to Love by martialartist816

Rating: Mature

Type: Multi-chapter

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A 

Each chapter is a drabble for either Eros or Agape. These drabbles tell stories of Victor and Yuuri, ranging from all sorts of AU’s. The songs are what they skate to during their duets.

Notes: My favorite drabble is the summer camp one. :)


Spurious Beauties and Excellencies by pseudocitrus

Rating: Explicit

Type: Single-chapter

Words: 3,674

No one seems to find all this touching unusual at all, even though the mere thought of anyone thinking so is enough to make Yuri feel like he’s replaced his face with a pool of lava.

Notes: Porn.


Patience by martialartist816 

Rating: Explicit

Type: Single-chapter

Words: 3,505

“You said you wanted me to do something that would excite you.” Yuuri’s voice sounded cool and even above him. Victor suspected he wore a small smile. “This is what I thought of.”

Notes: Two words: Bottom. Victor. :) I actually read this when I was out at dinner with my mom and her gf. It was a very good dining experience! :D


Talk to Me by SuggestiveScribe 

Rating: Explicit

Type: Single-chapter

Words: 3,929

There was a bouncing shift of weight, and suddenly a silky voice was at Yuuri’s ear, “Hey Yuuri, is it possible you like when I speak Russian?”

Yuuri groaned.

Viktor’s lips ghosted right beneath Yuuri’s ear, gently sliding over the sensitive flesh of his neck, “I can speak Russian to you, if you like.”


Watch by SuggestiveScribe

Rating: Explicit

Type: Single-chapter

Words: 7,869

“You have pretty legs, Yuuri.”

Notes: MIRROR SEX.


Distraction by SuggestiveScribe

Rating: Explicit

Type: Single-chapter

Words: 7,968

“Yuuri, let’s not think about that,” Viktor said, holding out his hands. Yuuri set his other skate aside. “You should take your mind off it; maybe seek a distraction–”

“Okay.”

“–Anything to disengage from the nega–” Viktor stopped, blinking. “Wait, what?”

Yuuri rose back to his feet, moving to stand in front of Viktor. Emotion burned at the edge of his irises, and in the limited light his stare flashed more crimson than brown, “I said, ‘okay’.”

Notes: WINDOW SEX IS GREAT.


Otayuri:

From Almaty, With Love by BoxWineConfessions

Rating: Explicit

Type: Series

Part 1- From Almaty, With Love: 

Chapters: 13

Words:  71,776

It’s quiet here. Even if the car alarm on the neighbor’s goddamn BMW has been going off for the past twenty minutes. Quiet, even though the alarm’s got the neighbor’s dog howling like crazy, and the neighbor works second shift and isn’t there to comfort the dumb dog.

It’s quiet…They haven’t spoken to each other since that morning, when Yuri went off to go see his tutor, and Otabek went off to do whatever the hell it was he did in the mornings before he hit the rink.

“You’re used to the noise?”

“Yeah, but…I think I like the quiet too.”

Or: Yuri spends the summer with Otabek in Almaty.

Part 2- Line and Verse: 

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A

Yuri was once told that the best stories have no ending. Otabek has never had a problem in turning the page and beginning a new. Together, they write new chapters.Prequels, sequels, and oneshots from the “From Almaty With Love” universe.


Lame-Ass Handjobs by martialartist816

Rating: Explicit

Type: Series

Part 1- Something More Involved than Lame-Ass Handjobs: 

Chapters: 1

Words: 3,792

Otabek is too damn perfect. Plain and simple. It frustrates Yuri to no end, but he loves him all the same.

Part 2- Something More Involved than Lame-Ass Blowjobs: 

Chapters: 1

Words: 3,392

A sequel fic, following how Yuri and Otabek celebrate first and second place at the Cup of Canada.


Eyes Like a Soldier by emblems

Rating: General Audiences

Type: Series

Part 1- Run in My Veins:

Chapters: 2

Words: 1,602

Fifty sentences for Otabek Altin and Yuri Plisetsky.

Part 2- Play to the Fullest: 

Chapters: 1

Words: 1,699

Yuri suggests they ditch the banquet early. Otabek, of course, can’t find it in himself to say no.

Notes: I read this series when my brother was getting his first tattoo. Pretty neato.


OtaYuri A/B/O Series by i_like_my_eggs_benedict

Rating: Explicit

Type: Series

Part 1- You’re Worth It: 

Chapters: 1

Words: 8,173

“Yuri Plisetsky hated heats. Everything about them. The confusion, the mess, the inconvenience. But most of all he hated feeling vulnerable, like a wounded animal left on the side of the road. He bemoaned the fact he had presented as an omega every single day of his life. Even more so when he was in heat.He only slightly stopped feeling complete and utter contempt for his biology when Otabek Altin presented as an alpha. 

Part 2- In The Moonlight: 

Chapters: 1

Words:  2,491

A sequel to You’re Worth It.

Notes: Omegaverse AU.


Nothing More Than What We Have Now by Ren

Rating: Explicit

Type: Single-chapter

Words: 2,819

"Just kiss me,” Yuri murmurs against Otabek’s lips.

Otabek’s whole body is drawn tight with want. “It’s never just kissing with you.”

Notes: Quiet sex while Grandpa is in the other room. ;)


Multiple Pairings:

Yuri on Ice Omegaverse by DomesticProwess

Rating: Explicit

Type: Series

Part 1- No Man’s Land 

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A

Presenting as an omega was one of the single most traumatizing events in Yuri Plisetsky’s life. As he struggles to move forward with his relationship and career, he learns that coming to terms with himself and his past is harder than he ever would have dreamed. AU take on life after the Grand Prix Finals.

Part 2- Love or Something Like It

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A

Present. Bond. Pregnant. Repeat. The cycle of an omega that Yuri had hoped to never fall into. He was given no choice.

A companion piece to my story No Man’s Land, in which Yuri is bonded with Victor as a young omega and has his first child at the age of eleven.

Notes: CONTENT WARNING FOR UNDERAGE, RAPE/NON-CON, CONTROLLING/ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS, AND MORE. READ AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.


ice gays by LuckyStarship & MikeWritesThings

Rating: Teen & Up

Type: Multi-chapter

Chapters: ONGOING

Words: N/A

There’s an esteemed academy dedicated to ice-skating somewhere in Alaska. It’s open to all nationalities, religions, and more. A certain group of students has a group chat entitled 'ice gays.’

It’s Mila’s idea.

Notes: Texting/group chat format.


And that’s it so far! I will be updating as possible. Once again, if you have any fic recs for me that I should add to my list, please message me!

Every Single Rupauls Drag Race Queen Ranked from 1 to 100 by David Mason
You will notice as thece list goes it runs from HARSH to KIND being that we go from people who are wasting our time and perhaps not living an honest fantasy but trying to be something they FEEL they’re SUPPOSED to be and talented artists who capture us as they reveal beautifully honest selves which bloom from their unconscious.
The Top 25 are ICONIC GOLD and are identities who hold their own amongst all the queens. They are APEX PREDATORS and each could arguably be made number one depending on each persons values. This is MY list and therefore it reflects my values and needs.
100. Phi Phi O’Hara Shes actually the worst for being a horrible person who cant figure out why shes terrible and thats the worst part. I actually BOOED her in public when I saw her. Is it wrong to not like someone just because they were born??? I think it probably is BUT I dont like Phi-Phi because when they showed her mom her mom was like 26 and I just thought YUCK, unplanned pregnancy is just TACKY and I wouldnt have to deal with you if your mom just had the balls to own her own body and be responsible and kind to the Earth and abort you but apparently the apple doesnt fall far from the (say this in Goldie Hawn from Overboard voice) “short, fat, slut" and you come from a long line of short selfish inconsiderate people. Phi-phi is the best case as to why Planned Parenthood should be next to every McDonalds.
99. Kenya Michaels : Oh god Im disturbed by her. She was like that little doll from Trilogy of terror. I found her strong sexual identity so uncomfortable as it was just too obviously a defense mechanism from being a tiny rapeable person from a third world territory. Thats AWFUL to say but Im sorry its just what I saw. I didnt find it funny or sexy. I found it awful and cringy. Its NOT a reason to not like a person but it is a reason as to why I dont want to see her on my tv bending over and WAGGING HER TWAT at me. I dont want to celebrate her complex attempt at molestation management, Im sorry. Lets hope this is me just projecting. I know this is too much for the SECOND entry but Im just saying what I felt. I wish shed read a book instead of just GOING WITH THE SEX THING.
98. Kandy Ho: What gross name, what a skank not even a good skank like Samantha Fox, just a shitty skank.
97. Phoenix: Who? I really have to speed through this list I have to go to the gym.
96. Madame LaQueer: Id put her at 99 but I feel bad for her. Im a nice person.
95. Alisa Summers: i have no idea who this person is
94. Penny Tration: Oh fuck you for that stupid name. Get the fuck outta here.
93.Vivienne Pinay: Why did she think she was pretty or passable or fishy or WHAT? All I saw was “Hi, Can I get the lunch special? I’ll have tai Iced tea with Rad Prik Chicken and coconut soup. Thank you.”
92. Venus D-Lite: Venus is who I think of when I think of queens that dont matter. I didnt even say that to be mean. She just is.
91. Jaidynn Diore Fierce: ??? oh she was the one I think should be named PEANUT.
90. Naysha Lopez: What plane of consciousness thought this person needed to be seen?
89. Sasha Belle: Awkward entry! Rip off Mugler Chimera dress. HERES A TIP PEOPLE, dont try and copy the most amazing well made dress in the world that cost 300k to make and 900 years of 900 year old Parisian couturiers to make. I PROMISE YOUR VERSION WONT BE AS GOOD. If youre going to copy something also make sure said reference has a TEENSY bit of wiggly room for either styling OR improvement. The Mugler Chimeira dress does NOT. Stop looking at it, you cant have it.
88. Akashia: Maybe the first person to fall on the runway??? I dont know? I dont remember her exactly
87. Rebecca Glasscock: I went shopping with Ru once at Saks and a sales girl came up and said “Rebecca works here now!” Ru went from Cafe au lait to FISHBELLY faster than she could mutter… “Rebecca is here?…….now?” thank god the girl was like “Not today”… Cocoa pallor regenerated, shopping recommenced. Rebecca must have been INSANE.
86. Honey Mahogany: Who and Why and whatever….
85. Derrick Barry: Nope.
84. Robbie Turner: I wish you were Tina Turner
83.Cynthia Lee Fontaine:The cowboy look was like a THANKSGIVING revelation that GRANPA IS A CROSS DRESSER?!?!
82. Darienne Lake: Dip into the cool water of Darienne Lake was the best thing about her and that was Rus doing so.. BYE and shes from like Rochester or some shit. YUCK mid/western New York is SKANK.
81. Ginger Minj: Just everything I don’t appreciate.
80. BeBe Zahara Benet: She won season one and I think the prize was 10k and it shoulda gone to Nina.
79. Bob the Drag Queen: After the extraordinarily beautiful Violet won. The audience of sheep were put off by their inability to relate to her because they just arent as good as her so the next season they wrote the season about having a “peoples princess” win and that why we have SHITTY BOB the person who shouldnt have ever been invited. Whats WORSE and MORE ANNOYING is the LATENT worship of Violet after they realized JUST HOW GOOD SHE WAS ONCE THEY SAW BOB and Im sitting here with my fists clenched screaming YOU IDIOTS THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT?!?!?! Bobs season was the worst.
78. Delta Work: Shes the drag queens drag queen. Shes too bitter for tv though. Same reason as to why Jackie Beat isnt on tv, too sour for tv, but thats ok. There is certainly somethig to have the cache of being the type of queen you have to go out to see. When she botched the comedy challenge I felt for her. I could really relate. She has the comic ability and you could just hear the inner dialogue of self sabotage running in her mind. It sucked. Thats one of my challenges too.
77. Thorgy Thor: Funny smart queen that I like. Tv isnt a format that suits her.
76. Sahara Davenport : A sweet soul.
75. Yara Sofia: Ick… The best example of LEARN TO EDIT. Her styling is THE GOOP SHOW. You know how some people just have BAD VIBES? I just dont want her around me. I dont see her vibes swirling in a direction I wanna head towards. I kinda hate dreads, Id lie and not say it to sound cool but there just unsavory to me. Patchouli.. thats what I smell when I see them in my minds eye.They just make me ask.. Why do you deliberately choose to be kinda not so clean? Its some romantic notion I don’t prescribe too. Im not earthy in that way. Im Earthy in a watermelons are fierce kinda way.
74. Kelly Mantle: This person is not Christine Baranski! Why are you telling me youre related to a baseball player like Im supposed to care?
73. Magnolia Crawford: ahahahahahahahahahah… that poor homosexual. He MIGHT be more disliked than phi-phi. THAT NOSE gets points.. it HAD to be a critique on nose contour right?! Does anyone ACTUALLY know her?! I feel like this might be some weird dare that a straight guy did and made it on the show. It was all so WEIRD?!
72. Jade. I really dont remember a damn thing but kinda thought she was a nice person maybe??? errr ummmm I just shrugged my shoulders to myself.
71. Lanaysha Sparks: She was quite lovely and even surprisingly talented on the craft contest but not knowing who Diana Ross is and your a drag queen is SATANISM. Poor bitch is from Puerto Rico, do you now Puerto Rico is twice as poor as the poorest state? That sucks.
70.Laila McQueen: Is this an OSBORNE CHILD?? Had she been on previous seasons she would have faired better. Seemed like a kid Id hire as an intern and could trust.
69. Serena ChaCha Oh my god Serena snook right by me?!?! AHAHAHAHAH Serena! Worst look of ALL TIME. how was SHE an art school student?! I cringed when she said that as Im an art school kiid and was like NO NO NOPE TAKE IT BACK CLOSE YOUR MOUTH! Serena was the victim of QUEEN ON QUEEN GANG BULLYING and what was worse is AMERICA BACKED THE GANG RAPE. It was like that scene in The Dark Crystal when the Skeksi looses the sword challenge and they all tear the clothes of him and banish him! Alyssa WENT IN on her….Coco even got a piece of Serena that day! Serena is lucky to be alive.
68. Jasmine Masters: Im disturbed by my own ability to impersonate Jasmine Masters. Its not THAT GOOD but its better than a 225lb Pollock should be able to do. Her Slinky worm routine makes me GIGGLE. She is ANGRY……BLACK RAGE which I kinda appreciate in a way. I get it. I have gay rage so why cant she have BLACK RAGE?!
67. Tempest DuJour awww tempest.. We all like Tempest. Kinda funny shes a costume design teacher though no? She gave my husband a shirt and my husband wore it for her all day in Provincetown because my husband is like the sweetest person ever. I mean people were like “TEMPEST DU JOUR?!” they practically SPIT on him and he still wore it and he tagged her in the photo and she didnt even regram lolololol My poor husband, I love him so much.
66. The Princess: I made a comment about the Princess’ look being shitty on Instagram once and all her fans went APESHIT. It was the two nastiest messages I ever deleted.
65. Monica Beverly Hillz I shoulda put her farther back. She was not so great.
64. Vivacious: Awwww the old battle axe of drag. I support her endaevor but her looks were so dated. I do however respect her respect for the art so…
63. Lashauwn Beyond: That name is so real. You can say she sucks but you can also say shes the spirit of drag taking you “up" so let her be.
62. Mrs. Kasha Davis: WOAH boy did she sneak by me?! She must have got here EARLY and just WAITED. She sucked so hard you kinda loved her for being honest. Kasha was like your olde gay neighbor whos taste level sucks but you respect her because she went through the AIDS crisis and is still smiling. Not even kidding.
61. BenDeLaCreme: I just did not like her.
60. Pandora Boxx: Oh god Pandora. Did you see that Unicorn video she made… bless this bitch.
59. Shangela Laquifa Wadley: Shangela was just cheap. Shangela is like the same taste level as like Paula Abdul, Mad Tv, Khols, a Sketchers Sneaker… I just never like what she does. I dont need it. Its poor person humor. Just because you say something LOUDLY doesnt make it more funny. ( as I type in CAPS)
58. Roxxxy Andrews: This poor bitch dug a damn hole… You know shes not likeable because she was shadey but she was more talented then anticipated in the creative challeges, and I thought she had nice skin. My husband HATES HER.
57. Kim Chi: One note. Refrigerator being pushed down a runway. I actually dont like her for not having the courage to be out to her parents. Its insulting to the rest of us. Buck up bitch, your mom already knows, shes known since you were 2. The fact you think she doesnt know is INSANE. Your non outness renders any talent moot.
56. Adore Delano: Thanks but Ive been to Hot Topic, NEXT.
55: Acid Betty: I don’t remember much about the 00S BUT I STILL REMEMBER THOSE WIGS.
54. Courtney Act: Ok sure, but wheres the interesting part???? Her finale dress that was like rainbow hologram acetate was cool and nobody even mentioned it.
53. Trixie Mattel: I tried so hard to be nice to her in Provincetown and she was a cunt. Why are you a cunt to someone being NICE to you?
52. Coco Montrese : I could say mean shit but I wont. shes worked long and hard and deserves a clap. Shes not even a cunt. shes out of touch but shes from another world. Respect your elders.
51. Dida Ritz: Talk about out of touch. Her weird self loathing “Im a white girl” routine turned me into Jasmine Masters?! Like EWWW NO, learn to love yourself BITCH. We all know she did one of the best lip synchs ever.
50. Stacy Layne Matthews: Wait shes NOT black?!??? She was from BACK SWAMP, that gets TREMENDOUS “SWAMP CRED” She was so fat her hormones were just like “WHATEVER.. theres simply "NOT ENOUGH of us to go around?! WE DONT KNOW WHERE TO GO.. What do you wanna be today??? When was the last time youve seen your genitals because are you SURE youre still a male?? We dont know and could use some DIRECTION?!” and I appreciate that. I like people who are just like IM WHATEVER. Not everyone has to be a male or a female you know.
49. Jade Jolie: Jade is surprisingly the fishiest queen in my opinion. I saw her at the premiere party before her season started and we honestly thought she might be BIOLOGICAL. This holds some cache in an art of trying to be a woman at least SOMEWHAT. She made the unfortunate mistake of becoming Alyssas ENEMY which at the time was ACTUALLY kinda necessary because if you remember when Alyssa first started she was not the Alyssa we know and love and was kinda of a cunt who needed to get CLOCKED. BACK ROLLS has now been mutters a million times by ME ALONE and lets be honest WERE ALL now VERY CONSCIOUS of our back rolls now. I even got COOL SCULPTING and yes it worked. It works if youre like semi normal with a slight love handle or backroll but not if you have a spare tire because then its just like removing a brick from a wall, and no it didnt hurt, but get it done in Florida because procedures are cheaper there. Florida is basically LAWLESS, they also gave me a VITAMIN DRIP as I did it. That is not legal in NYC.
Jade had horrible style and made what looked like NAZI MATRIX PORN but dont imagine that in a good sorta Night Porter chic Nazi way. Imagine it as a black vinyl raincoat that that greasy haired kid in high school who wasnt allowed to be a faggot because you already had that role and did it better so he sorta segued into FETISH GOTH would have and now imagine him filming himself masturbating with a NON APPLE iPhone to a Marilyn Mason poster… That was her porn.
48. Sonique: Sonique is responsible for one of the wisest self realizations to ever surface on RPDR to me. After getting the chop she said something along the lines of “Well I guess theres more to life than being better than everyone.” YUP. Stop competing, life isnt a competition. You do you and thats your challenge, forget about everyone elses storyline.
47. Mystique Summers Madison: DANGEROUS PERSON but such good TV. To me it seems Mystique has the kind of tongue that can only tell lies, which is sad because that means she thinks whatever the truth is is so terrible she has to come up with an alternative. Thats unfortunate. That said I dont want her in my home. If she lies to herself and others this means she feels she doesnt have to play by the rules and probably steals. Did I just imagine her a thief? Yes, I did. I imagined her at a party at my house slipping one of my Versace candy dishes in her pocket WITH THE SOUR PATCH KIDS STILL IN IT.
46. Gia Gunn: Gia to me really is the sorta line between the queens you care about and the queens you take the opportunity to go get a drink while they come on stage. I took my two assistants on that Drag Cruise as a present and I cant remember what exactly happened but somebodies sneakers were TEMPORARILY ABDUCTED and Gia was UNNFUCKED and SURLY ABOUT IT. Gia on the show was half gross and half awesome. I feel shed LIKE to be nice but has so much DEFENSIVE ANGER she can’t. Its a mistake as shed be much more successful if she got over that. She really feels herself despite having a wonky eye, really short legs, and likening herself to Talapia and aligning herself to TIM GUNN??? Your fashion references are from TV????!… OH GURL… NO!.… I like her though. Shes a talented performer. I feel like Gia is that friend you have thats sorta like a bad dog on leash. You have to be careful with them when around kind people but theyre also helpful because theyre more than eager to be the bad guy if someone is bugging you. We all have that friend and theyre kinda fierce.
45. Mariah. Mariah walked into the room first episode and I thought DAMN shes FIERCE… and then she never looked that good again. If I was just going by tv, which Im 98% going by shed be placed lower BUT I saw her on that drag cruise and her performance was PERFECT. It was CLASSIC DRAG but executed flawlessly and she was nice when we got stuck in the elevator with her. I feel like she thinks she has to be mean or fierce or whatever when shed actually be more well received if she was the person I saw on the cruise who was down to Earth and chill.
44. Milan: Milan is one of the few New York Queens that Ive ACTUALLY SEEN OUT. These other queens im always like NEW YORK? NEW YORK WHERE?!? Im a third generation new Yorker who has lived here 18 years on my own and Ive never seen most of these queens who claim to be from NYC. Milan is nice and a talented performer. I was never into her drag because shes real STAGE oriented and real JULIARD STYLE ( I dunno if she actually went there) and thats just not my interest but she at least TRIED.
43. Dax ExclamationPoint: I feel Dax sorta made a mistake pigeon holing herself as “Queen of the nerds”, as soon as someone claims identity of something on camera queens for some reason HATE IT. I imagine its some kind of projected self loathing as gays are trained to hate themselves. Like how dare YOU assert yourself as something, you CANT do that youre a faggot. I seriously think this is the unconscious voice in 98 percent of gay guys heads and its why so many are self sabotaging or drug addicts and why there is no such thing as a gay gay icon and even kinda why DRAG EXISTS AT ALL. We cant like ourselves because straight society taught us to hate ourselves so we put it all onto a fantastic woman. Dax seems like a nice person who doesnt have that insane person need to “win” and therefore really shouldnt have been on the show as she just got used as sacrifice for hungrier queens.
42. Kennedy Davenport: Wait did I already do Kennedy Davenport because I really didnt like her??? huh I guess I didnt. Well maybe my unconscious mind liked her more than my reptile ego did and she got placed higher than anticipated. How can you hate on a hard working talent who has a retarded sister she has to support?! Jesus christ give the bitch a tip and never do less than a FIVE when tipping queens people A DOLLAR IS THE SAME THING AS A QUARTER!
41. India Ferrah: Oh god I worry saying mean things about India because I dont want to hurt her feelings as worry that she TEETERS ON SANITY but she to me is what drag is WHEN I DONT LIKE DRAG. Her “combat contour” is brutalist to the point of being vulgar. To me her styling concept is PUT EVERYTHING YOU OWN ON NOW BECAUSE MAYBE WE NEED TO RUN OUT THE DOOR AFTERWARD. I mean its the 8 foot braid with a giant bow, and the top hat, and the body stocking, and the thigh high boot, and the breast plate, now a giant necklace to cover the edge of the fake boobs, now put a spider SUCKLING THE TIT of the breastplate, oh wait I have TWO BOOBS and I NEED ANOTHER SPIDER, now add a couple jewels to the eyes of the spider OH WAIT spiders have six eyes so add four more… now what about belts, I only have TWELVE….
40. Mimi Imfurst: OMG WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!?! She fucking CAPTURED India ferrah like some kind of MOUNTAIN TROLL?!?!? That was one of the most amazingly insane moments on TV ever! Then when Raven WENT IN on her in All Stars …omg I have that segment saved on my phone and just watch it when I need to feel “myself” again. Mimi on the cruise actually did the best read on the Michelle Visage roast. Shes smart but lets her inner voices get the best of her. We all have inner voices but I feel chubby people are chubby because the voices are louder. Im not even saying it to be a dick but it seems like with people who suffer from body issues LIKE ME the inner voices are so LOUD you can see them reacting to them on their face. Hang around me long enough and you’ll totally see this. This is called being a function insane person!
39. Morgan McMichaels: Ahhh the Morgan McMonkey! Did you know shes actually Scottish, like from Scotland? That didnt come off on the show. Ok Morgan to me is interesting because as a person Morgan is just not my kinda person, she even has a SUPERMAN TATTOO and you know how much I hate Superman as to me he is the OPPOSITE OF CREATIVITY and a HERO TO SHEEP but that does NOT discount her talents. Ive seen her perform live and shes VERY good. Do I want to hang with her NO, is she a solid talent YES. I met her once and she tried to tell me she doesnt eat pork because PIGS DONT HAVE KIDNEYS. She said this while chain smoking cigarettes and drinking heavily… hmmmm. I dont even know how to organize the judgements I have. All this said I feel if Morgan was your friend you could trust her and shed definitely not be afraid of taking a hit to defend you.
38. April Carrion: She is the best example of being chopped too soon. Shes very talented and pretty and makes her own looks and I respect her abilities. She had more to offer as Ive seen other looks of hers and they were good. Too much of a shrinking violet to survive a comepetition. Shes quite lovely Im surprised she hasnt got some rich old benefactor.
37. Nicole Paige Brooks Oh my fuckin god Nicole Paige Brooks?!?!? Nicole is so important as she is SO MANY THINGS. Nicole is the ESSENCE OF REGIONAL TALENT. She is THE small town coke head faggot drag queen WE ALL KNOW. My mom would have had her on PROBATION. The spirit that has possessed Nicoles body is an ancient spirit which haunts every rural gay bar! Remember how she had the hots for Raven and also had FRECH TIP TOENAILS?!…That BODY built EXCLUSIVELY by COCAINE. Ugh.. Ive never even seen Nicole but I know her sooo well. Nicole has that IVE BEEN TO PRISON and ALSO HAVE CHILDREN and ALSO HAVE A CLOSETED BLACK BOYFRIEND vibe that is SO PURE. Nicole is the queen who marches in the regional gay pride parade wearing flat sandals and a bikini and ACCEPTS TIPS while she does it! Nicole might also work at BEST BUY when “O.D” (out of drag). and when in drag theres also the worry that she might ACTUALLY O.D. Nicole is important.
36. Carmen Carrera: Ok Carmen is from Jersey where its NOT EASY to be a gay soul. Carmen once tried to tell me its ok that straight guys call you a faggot there because its not an isult its just what you are… EEEESSSSHKKK That is some HARDCORE Stockholm Syndrome. I could say more but its none of my damn business. Im not crazy about Carmen because I think shes made some choices based on where shes from but thats none of my damn business so I’ll shut the fuck up. To me Carmen is an example of an unfortunate situation. Ive had to deal with those hardened Jersey boys as a kid and as a tender gay boy its NOT A NICE THING and it would have been easier for me if I was just a girl too. Yes shes pretty, I wish her happiness. If I was raised where she was maybe I would have killed myself. In a way she sorta did I guess but also rebirthed herself.. maybe I need to give her more credit.
Im going to add this. Most of us have to deal with being a "faggot” in a straight world and deal with it however we choose. I for example fetishisize it as for me its a safe place thats at least exciting as its FIERCE to have your hot husband call you a faggot as he bangs your puss hole out. At least that way youre dealing with the anxiety in a safe place and its HOT its also a lot easier than getting a sex change, pretending it never happened, and siding with your abusers in an effort to make the best of a bad situation. Maybe Ive made the wrong choice, see instead of siding with them and changing my sex I went punk and just write horrible things about them on St Patricks day and work out a lot so I can intimidate them on the street. SIDENOTE I have NEVER had someone make an anti gay comment to me when they’re by themselves, have you ever noticed that? The comments are only made when youre out numbered… fuckin pussies.
35. Jiggly Caliente: Jiggly is real.
34. Victoria “Porkchop” Parker: Porkchop must be worshipped as she was sacrificed for all our sins.
32. Ivy Winters: Nobody ever put it together that Ivy Winters looks almost identical to Grace Jones AND Jean Kasem. That is POWERFUL MAGIC. Too bad she didnt know it either because if she channeled that spirit she could have won this thing so damn easy.
31. Pearl:
31. Tatiana: The day Tati steps away from low brow nineties references and learns to kick is the day Tati advances much farther. She NEVER uses her legs and her legs are AMAZING?! I wish she woulda had the self confidence to get tougher on Raven when Raven attacked her on her season because it was so clear that Raven was operating out of total jealousy being both have great beauty but for Tati it was effortless and for Raven its four hours of incredibly skilled painting. Tati was too green to have that wisdom. If she had it…ooooohhhhh it woulda been FUHEEEEIRCE!
30. Laganja Estranja: Oh god… I dont have the mental capacity at this point to go into the psyche of Laganja…Laganja is so important. Laganja is the litmus for bad faggotry because shes ACTUALLY TALENTED, shes got an amazing body, but OH GOD shes a nightmare. You can tell her parents felt guilty and coddled and spoiled their baby gay into a place where the only way she now knows how to operate is to be a needy indulged victim. Her comedy routine with the old people was a SURREALIST MASTER PIECE. Get off drugs laganja, they dont make you cool and needing the crutch of a vice does not a personality make.
29: Jinkx Monsoon: Does anyone else remember how bad she was at the beginning of her season??? She got the ONLY edit and they spun her into a storyline where theres was no way she could loose. Ive seen this storyline somewhere and it was called PRETTY IN PINK. They basically realized she both Molly Ringwalds character AND the Ducky character at the same time and spun a storyline for her to win because they hadnt a queen like her yet. She is talented, not my kinda talent but whatevs, to me shes the MACARONI ART of drag. She woulda been my friend first year of art school but then you have to change schools because you find out she has a crush thats a touch much on you and its weird because you thought you were just good friends.
28. Tyra Sanchez: In person I think Tyra might be the most beautiful of all the queens actually. You won’t believe this but its true, she’s a stunner. Too bad she just wants to be the best Beyonce, and not the best Tyra. Tyra, you be TYRA because Trinity K already does a waaaaaaaaay better Beyonce to be honest and youre actually so good on your own if you just owned YOURSELF youd be extraordinary. Its a shame she doesnt have the insight or desire to be HERSELF. Isnt that INSANE??? Its why nobody likes her, because SHE doesnt like her?!
27. Alexis Mateo: When you read her name do you also read it with a lisp? I do! Alexis is a sweet person whom I really appreciate and is also a victim of the pageant system. Pageant girls suffer from not fully grasping why the pageant system is bad. Ladies, we dont think YOU are bad, we think youre victims of a horrible oppressive system that wishes to put women into a structure of something like a DOG show. THIS IS DEGRADING NOT ONLY TO YOU BUT TO ALL FEMALES. It attempts to organize the female sex into ONE SINGULAR IDEAL based on the values of MEN and thats FUCKED UP. To organize females into ONE SINGULAR IDEAL is HORRIBLE and ROTTEN. It DEVALUES any ability that men might see as something THEY have to deal with and DENIES ABILITIES and STRENGTH to women creating an oppressive structure for females to operate in. Its GROSS, dont buy into it, its not cool!
26. Shannel: I know you dont agree but Shannel is important. Shannel wears VON DUTCH HATS. Shannels best friend is the WHISPERING FACE in the mirror that tells her to believe insane things. Shannel has THE BEST EYES of all contestants. Shannel belongs to a mentally ill race of people known as SHOW FOLK. Shannel thought JUGGLING while walking down the runway would be IMPRESSIVE. Shannel paid FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for that garment and Shannel paid TOO MUCH. Shannel WAS NOT ELIMINATED… SHE CHOSE TO LEAVE!….. Shannel is important.
OK the TOP TWENTY FIVE IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. These are the APEX PREDATORS!!! Have you noticed as the list has gone on the comments have gone from VENOMOUS and PUNISHING to RESPECTFUL ACCOLADE and thats because as the list goes the talent increases and Im grateful that these people are inspiring, not wasting my time, and are championing values that need to be championed! When I typed this I just got so excited I moved my ENTIRE BODY on top of my little clear desk chair and Im sitting here typing like a GARGOYLE! Every single one of these queens are a WINNER and I mean that. Im not just saying this shit, each one of these queens is a SOLID ARCHETYPE and depending on your own values you could place most of them in the top five and have a SOLID ARGUMENT. This list however is MY opinion and MY VALUES so this is much more about ME than THEM of course. Honestly every single queen on this entire list is a talent and deserves respect for making the effort!… yes even Phi-phi. To be in the top twenty five however means you can STAND YOUR GROUND AND OWN YOUR OWN CROWN. Remember this is MY list. Youll understand reading this list I value creativity and HEIGHT more than anything. Being fishy doesnt count for much to me and if youre dumb and dishonest it aint gonna work out…. Here are THE MOST IMPORTANT QUEENS OF RUPAULS DRAG RACE!!!
25. Jessica Wild: AHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAH How the FUCK did Jessica Wild make the top list?! FUCK YES MISS JESSICA you MADE IT!! Ahahah this is WONDERFUl. I secretly admit I LOVE Jessica. Ill go so far to say shes almost like a KINDER EN ESPAñOL version of Alyssa! Jessica live is FUN and shes VERY KIND. I met her and she was a doll. Jessica is GOOD VIBES. I can totally hang with Jessy. Is she creative? NOPE. Is she Edgy? NOPE. Is she fierce… actually she kinda is???!. Shes a good person who you can tell HONESTLY LOVES DRAG and has fun doing it and THAT is why she made top 25! Shes a pure soul who enjoys what she does and that its the SPIRIT and HONESTY rarely found on EARTH!
24. Max: Max CLEARLY is really into Kristen Mcnemany. Max served us upper middle class white privilege. She was NOT bound by the oppressive low class moral standards of gender and sexuality! Max allowed herself to be flat chested and have GREY hair and this says IM WEALTHY AND EDUCATED ENOUGH NOT TO HAVE TO PLAY BY A MANS RULES AND BE A BIMBO YOU POOR PEOPLE?! Max was well read and Max is probably the most well travelled person in the semi mid west sorta shitty small to medium sized city in which I imagine she is from NEXT TO HER SISTER that was in THE PEACE CORPS (I imagine). I bet Max went to a college that was previously ONLY FOR GIRLS. Off the show Max really gave some fantastic editorial moments. I appreciated Max, she was refreshing.
23. Naomi Smalls: The Praying Mantis of drag! Naomis skeleton is the best of all the girls and thats why shes here. TALL and THIN is SO IMPORTANT. She actually was a nice person and very creative too. I don’t like how people discounted her, she was far more creative than most of these people.
22. Milk: Milk is kinda like Max but not as annoying as a person and more “boy aware”. Like I imagine sitting on train with Max might be tedious as her affectations are what got her chopped, and Milk though shes a touch WASPY for my tastes is actually cool and smart and you could share and laugh with her. Milk was MY club name in the 90s so thats interesting as were both tall white people I guess that name just gets handed to you. Milk is sorta the Sandra Bernhardt of RPDR to me but maybe its just the STRONG NOSE. I liked Milks Pinnochio A LOT but if I remember correctly she used the same wig or a pair of shoes a few times and that DOES get a deduction. She was REAL “I have a mom who went to college and shes tall and for my birthday she bought me an AFGHAN (the dog).” . SMART WHITE PEOPLE LIFE… basically everyone I went to college with.
21. Joslyn Fox: Jossy Fox is not trying to be anything she isnt and that is her refreshing appeal. Jossy shops at Tj Maxx and has lunch at Panera because she used to work there and still gets a discount because her fag hag never left despite making a lot of lateral moves that took her nowhere. If I had kids Id hire Jossy to babysit them. Jossy asked to have my husband visit her at her dining table on the drag cruise, BUT NOT ME.
20. Willam: I really should have put Willam at a higher ranking place simply because shes a class act and one of the only queens whos never asked for a discount and buys my clothes. She is the one queen who decided to play by her own rules which sorta bit her in the ass ALMOST, but shes also one of the only queens who has her own career outside of RPDR. I like Willam, shes distant and calculating, but so am I.
19. Ongina: Ongina is important because shes the first one to show that to be successful on the show its not about your elaborately constructed artifice that you might THINK is what makes people like you, but about the REAL YOU you fear to show others that is what makes people like you and this TEENY BEING had the balls to do it. Ongina is all about the live performance as shes a total charmer. She can dance in the palm of your hand and sleeps in a walnut shell at night. Her charm is her human connection that you dont get from most performers and you can’t really get from TV.
18. Manila Luzon: Manilla gives the best costumes in drag styling. Her puppet faces are great, but ONE TIME USE, so shes a little for the kiddies and straight people who only see her once and dont follow drag so thats why she isnt higher for me. Remember if youre top 25 youre iconic! Im just organizing MY VALUES here so its not about these queens abilities but more about MY PERSONAL AGENDA and how I would ORGANIZE WORLD VALUES should I be given the chance…. (echoing Skeletor laugh)
17. Latrice Royale: Latrice is the spirit of America. If you dont like Latrice YOU ARE ISIS. Watch her performance at the season finale where Violet wins, its sooo darn good. Id love to put her farther up but I cant because she only wears THE SAME PAIR OF SHOES with every look. Lady… lay out some coins stop “living poor”. The moment you spend the dough to move yourself forward YOU ACTUALLY MOVE FORWARD. Stop living in a world where you cant afford shoes, break out of that mindset where youre worried to spend a little cash because you might not have it. LIVE RICHLY…YOU CAN AFFORD SHOES. That said remember CREDIT IS NOT CASH BITCH, do NOT use a credit card pretend you have the fantasy of the security of wealth, but I KNOW you at least have 49.99 for a plus size pair of PLEASERS!
16. Katya. The first time I saw Katya I thought TOTAL FORMER COKE HEAD… and I was right. Thats not a read its just the vibes. I think shes very smart and funny and her finale “read ya” was the best of al of them BUT she got a TOTAL SWEETHEART EDIT BECAUSE ALASKA WAS SLAUGHTERING EVERYONE so they needed to make it seem at least a LITTLE like a competition (though detox was like on another level) but I REALLY dont like that FORCED self deprecation and FAKE NICE LAUGH she gives people ESPECIALLY Trixie.. Stop GIFTING her that reaction, we all see right through it! It comes off like less of a laugh and more of an APOLOGY for existing and you dont need to do it youre fierce, just stop. Before you get too big a head though I have to be a good person and let you know your finale look on All Stars was the THIRD worst look ever to go down the runway behind Serena and Cynthia. Don’t believe me???.. check out the hemline.
15 Jujubee: Out of all the queens I think if I had to spend an extended period of time with them Id choose Juju. Shes smart and funny and hopefully that would give me the opportunity to teach her about STYLING because she needs some help. Damn your looks are CHEAP woman. They sell Vogue at the GROCERY STORE!? Im not even asking for the far superior Italian Vogue, Im just saying SHITTY COMMERCIAL GROCERY STORE FASHION MAGAZINE VOGUE. Pick it up and then look at your clothes and figure out the difference. I actually think Juju might be the funniest queen even over Bianca. Shes certainly one of the smartest, and dont forget her library reading was really good.
14. Trinity K. Bonet: I imagine youre suprised at Trinity ranking so high up. Trinity is something I respect.. QUIET CONFIDENCE. Trinity was too damn well mannered to get as far as she should have in the competition and the reason why is Trinity K is the personality type I really respect who is someone who is QUIET and TALENTED. She lets her talents do the talking and unfortunately for good tv you cant just sit there and wait to slay on the runway, you have to have provide soundbytes and dramtic facial gestures for gifs etc. Trinity respectfully minded her own damn business and let her abilities do the talking and I REALLY like that. I went on that nightmarish drag cruise and hands down the best performance was Trinity it was about a ten minute Beyonce number and it was BETTER than Beyonce. It was FANTASTIC and im not even a Beyonce fan. I also think shes very beautiful and has a total Angela Basset quality to her which Im charmed by. Trinity was well mannered and polite and I kinda wanted to be her friend because someone like that benefits from someone like me who isnt afraid to maybe NOT be so polite should the rare occasion call for it. I guess Bianca kinda saw that too. I kinda think for some weird reason Im sweet on her because Tina Turner was my first concert at 8 years old, which I won the tickets to answering Tina Turner Triva on the radio, and that remeinds me of my mom who I went to the concert with and so therefor I want to protect this “good woman”.
13. Nina Flowers: Speaking of good women the next is Nina Flowers. I have NEVER heard ONE person say ONE bad thing about Nina and the multiple times Ive met her she is KIND AND LOVELY. Nina endured that entire CONFLAMA of SEASON 1 and DIDNT EVEN GET THE PALTRY 10k she deserved?! THEN Nina got CURSED with being paired with RAVING MAD WOMAN TAMMIE BROWN and ROLLED WITH IT without complaint. In fact if you watch All Stars 1 instead of complaining Nina handles her like a loving mother who has a RETARDED CHILD who YELLS A LOT. Speaking of YELLING RETARDED PEOPLE one time my husband and I were in Miami and we bought BAD PILLS (is there any other kind in Miami) and were TWACKED OUT ASSHOLES and ran into her and we COULD NOT SHUT THE FUCK UP and she was SO TOLERANT, AND SO NICE, AND SO UNBOTHERED that we almost wondered if we PASSED FOR SANE. Looking back WE DID NOT, Nina was just really nice. Nina is also a great Dj who really gets that CUNT FACTOR and makes for a great night out.
12 Miss Fame: Drag being an art form that relies so heavily on the magic of transformation being the best make up artist of all the queens certainly gets you TOP THREE placement. Too bad Miss Fame is the SECOND BEST MAKE UP ARTIST of Rupauls drag race. If this was a BIOLOGICAL female make-up challenge Fame would be the best, but DRAG MAKE UP is a VERY different art form. Fame had fantastic looks and a greatly appreciate her. I just wish the brains matched the visuals because theyre SO sharp. She really is the Linda of RPDR. Linda was my SECOND choice of the Supermodels, my first was Nadja so you can see where Im coming from. To me alien proportions and snowgress fantasies trump “classic fashion perfection”.
11. Chi Chi DeVayne : Chi Chi Devayne is THE SPIRIT OF DRAG. Chi chi is POOR AS FUCK and still managed to teach herself how to do BACKFLIPS IN HEELS. THERE IS NO REASON FOR ALL OF US NOT TO BE ABLE TO DO THE SAME BUT WE CANNOT! She is THE DRAG ASSASSIN. I respect her SO much. Imagine if she was given the same opportunities any of us in the North East of the United States were given?! When I was a little kid I wasnt rich either but I feel in North Eastern America you can receive a great education and you dont have to be wealthy at all. A good education is just kind of built into the psyche just like our PURITANICAL JUDGEMENT. I mean as a kid I grew up in a tiny single parent home next to a pond and it certainly wasnt GLAMOROUS but if I felt like it my 8 year old self could wander over to the neighbors house which was basically THE ADDAMS FAMILY MANSION to me which belonged to the professor who established the local community college and Id just sit there in his living room while he and his wife watched JULIA CHILD Id point at the random objects hed collected from around the world and ask “Whats that?!” and hed reply “That is a TURKISH BULLWHIP!” FIERCE?! ..with that information alone not only did I learn of exotic locations I never heard of I knew I TOO wanted to go there AND had the ability too. Something tells me being from Louisianna Chi Chi didnt have the opportunity to learn how to cook LONDON BROIL (I still remember Julia saying “Ooh this roast is SPITTING at me) while sitting in the dark at a baby grand piano while a Grandfather clock gonged in the background like these people did. It would be VERY EASY to be an angry bitter person coming from her situation and instead Chi Chi took it upon herself to excel to the best of her abilities and BOY HAS SHE. I feel Chi Chi was THE BEST when it came to Lipsynch for your life. All she needs is 12 months, a handful of those McDonalds gift certificates you got at Halloween, a stack of VHS tapes of STYLE with ELSA KLENSCH, 6 National Geographic magazines, and everyone dies. Chi Chi is FIERCE.
10 Chad Michaels: Being the number one Cher impersonator in the world gets you top ten placement forever. Its not debatable its DRAG LAW.
9.Tammie Brown: Tammie Brown is an UNCONTROLLABLE FORCE OF NATURE. Tammy is the SWIRLING POWER OF CHAOS. GRAVITY DECIDES TO LEAVE WHEN TAMMIE IS AROUND! Tammies superpower is that she holds no power unto her own but EVERYONE ELSES POWERS ARE RENDERED USELESS WHEN SHE WALKS IN THE ROOM. NO QUEEN has any power over Tammie and for THAT ALONE she gets top ten placement. Have you ever seen those crazy cat videos of cats reacting to people who throw a cucumber on the ground? If you havent, check them out, but in a nut shell cats are for some reason TOTALLY FREAKED OUT by a cucumber sitting on the ground. They go from acting relatively sane to COMPLETELY BIZARRE at the toss of a cucumber… well TAMMY IS THAT CUCUMBER.
8. Bianca Del Rio: Bianca is a hard working professional and a talent and Im glad we have her on “our” side as I cant think of any straight comedian who could beat her in a “read off”. She doesnt particularly check any of my boxes as what she is Im not super into but you cant deny her abilities. Shes the sharpest tack. My friend Bradford hired her for a dinner and it was fine and fun and all and as she was walking out the door my NUMB NUT husband brings up “but what about the movie youre making?” this of course lead her to go on about how shes raising money etc so then BRADFORD THE ASSHOLE makes everyone say how much theyre going to donate to her film putting me on the spot to donate 500 dollars to the fucking crappy movie?! It was well shot but UGH LADY wheres the funny? I paid FIVE HUNDRED GOD DAMN DOLLARS FOR THAT MOVIE?!?! FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS….. FUCK…. thats TWO tickets to see CHER?!?!?!?
7.Sharon Needles: When Sharon first came out I BOUGHT IT, literally, I bought the t shirt which was secrelty packed as a GLITTER BOMB.. FUCKING CUNT…She really gave us hope and spoke to so many and was a creative and funny star. Shes a great talent who has done some amazing looks. Unfortunately shes become super sour and nasty and nobody wants to work with her and former fans are made uncomfortable to be around her. Sharon Needles is THE BEST DRAG QUEEN nobody wants to be around.
6. Violet Chachki: Im pretty sure Violet was trained by a SITH LORD or something. Shes CURIOUSLY YOUNG to be so professional and SO on point and just soooo good. God I hated the idiot RPDR fan base who talked shit about her simply because they couldnt relate to her because she was confident in her abilities. A wolf does NOT consult the sheep as to what to have for dinner!?! Im sorry but thats NOT something to make apologies for and its CERTAINLY not something you need to change. Nobody should have to dumb themselves down for the masses and Violet has not. She consistently DOMINATES THEM with her BITCH GODDESS self and Im SOOOO THANKFUL FOR THAT. This icy goddess holds the title for the number one AND number two AND number three best gowns on RPDR history. Dont go against Violet you WILL loose.
5. Alaska: Alaska broke all the rules by being HER OWN CREATURE. You cant pin down Alaska as one specific thing. Shes is an entity unto her own and that is so important to recognize. Shes also maybe the smartest queen of all of them. Her drag is a critique of drag itself which makes her a more evolved creature compared to “lesser” queens. Like all these top five shes really carved out PERSONALITY in her drag persona. Shes maybe made me laugh more than any other queen.The only “negative” I can think of is I dont like her interest in nails, seems like something India Ferra would be into. Its sorta weird that she named herself Alaska when the biggest gay icon in Spain and many other Spanish speaking nations is Alaska but shes from Pittsburg, not Madrid.
4. Alyssa Edwards: Oh fuck is Alyssa Edwards important! The DON KNOTSS of Drag Alyssa is sorta just like Texas from which she hails… BIG AND WEIRD THINKING AND despite being the essence of AMERICA its also ITS OWN ENTITY and by its own design is flawless and also VERY FLAWED! Remember when ALyssa first started and she was mean and people did not like her?! This is important to recognize because Alyssa HOOKED US with a very special chemistry of herself as a real person and this SWIRLY KOOKOO TOWN that her psyche exists in where shes the MAYOR, THE RICHEST LADY, THE NOSEY NEIGHBOR, AND THE BEAUTY QUEEN! Shes all those things and we get to see them all exist in every gesture. The gif of her negotiating a sip on an extra long straw was just as responsible for us falling in love with her as was her UNSELFAWARNESS (is that a word?) upon the HARD REVEAL of her BACKROLLS. Those lips and eyes are insanely MAGNETIC but all of it would be only half as magnetic if we didnt know what a LOOSEY GOOSEY she is?! You KNOW that Alyssa PERFORMS FOR NOBODY when shes by herself…. OFTEN.
Alyssa I think is the only queen Ive ever hired and she got out of a cab by herself in FULL DRAG wearing like a TEDDY and a SHEER DRESSING GOWN and walked down the street in broad daylight asking my assistant if the MEXICAN RESTAURANT ON THE CORNER was where she was PERFORMING?!?! Alyssas personal styling is: “Dress, not particularly expensive shoe, AND PIECE OF THING ON HER HEAD- but NOT a complete thing on her head just a PART of something on her head! Its the VAGUE ALLUSION that this is part of MAYBE SOMETHING GREATER, or maybe shes been to SPAIN, or maybe she shoplifts at CLAIRES BOUTIQUE?!
Alyssa is an America treasure!
3. Raven: Raven is JEALOUS BEAUTY. RAVEN IS EVERY FIERCE VILLAINESS THAT EVER EXISTED. Raven VERY EASILY could be my number one BUT IM LEARNING TO LOVE MYSELF and Im not going to SIT HERE and WAIT to be loved by someone I adore as they DENY MY EXISTENCE simply because THEY THEMSELVES are incapable of being loved. I already DID THAT SHOW its called ME AND MY DAD and thanks but over a lifetime as a child I sat there on the couch waiting for him to show up, which he often DID NOT, as I hoped that MAGICALLY ONE DAY this person you adore is suddenly going to take interest in you. GUESS WHAT… IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN!!! I might love Raven but RAVEN CANT LOVE BACK and instead of being MAD (like I was for a lifetime with my own dad) Im going to recognize that I dont hate this person at all, in fact this VILLAIN is a HERO to me and though I wish theyd be capable of liking me back theyre NOT and THATS OK. Im not the bad guy for that, and neither is Raven, and neither is my dad. Its something they cant do and MAYBE someday they will and if so THATS GREAT but until then Im gonna love myself and put interest in people who reciprocate my feelings.This all may sound like I had some kind of ACTUAL relationsship with Raven WHICH I HAVE NOT but Ravens entire DRAG CONCEPT HER VERY DRAG BEING is that story line to me. The even more twisted part is we love Raven BECAUSE shes cruel?!?! I think shes TREMENDOUS! Raven is THE EVIL QUEEN from Snow White, shes Alexis from Dynasty, shes Katra from She-ra. Raven IS jealous beauty. Raven is a cruel and powerful goddess and I LIVE for her. We have tried SO MANY times to hire her and it falls on dead ears. Shes cannot be bothered. She needs to GET BOTHERED because the reason why shes not an All Star is because she cant be. I mean I think its really because shes had a couple DUIs and theres no way a liquor company was gonna give 100k to a person who has 2 DUIS but you know what I mean….
Raven is also THE BEST DRAG MAKEUP ARTIST. All these future queens stand on Ravens trompe l’oeil bone structure. Ravens one word comments on fashion photo Ruview make me HOWL. Ravens astute observations are as sharp as her nose contour. Raven has the teeniest room for evolution spiritually I think JUST A TEENY BIT, like DONT CHANGE, but MAYBE get a LITTLE kind and Raven will be my number one and OH GOD I want her to be number one SO BAD.
2. Raja. Ok, now Im back to sitting on my tiny clear desk chair like a Gargoyle because its THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT QUEENS?!!?!? VERY SIMPLY without Raja Rupauls Drag Race would be MEXICAN TELEVISION! The show would be an FAR less elevated and be a GOOPEY SUNDAE of WIGS AND BOOBS AND WELL WORN DRESSES THAT SMELL LIKE B.O and ANGEL! Raja brings in references that lift the entire competition UP. Alyssa is Cosmopolitan but Raja is ITALIAN VOGUE AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Shes still the best runway walker of all the queens which is like MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING. In her single season she gave us gold robot, amazon tribes person, Marie Antoinette, and when she walked in first episode it was the most obvious time someone was CLEARLY the winner from MINUTE ONE.
Raja is the PUBLIC TELEVISION OF DRAG RACE! A FUNDAMENTAL NECESSITY to the CLASS LEVEL of Rupauls Drag Race and without her the floor would drop out. LETS IMAGINE AN AFRICAN WATERING HOLE with baboons squeeling, zebras making their weirdo sounds that you would never expect to come from a horse, hippos eating, hyenas laughing and all of a sudden the GIRAFFE enters the scene and everyone SHUTS UP AND STARES… Well RAJA IS THAT GIRAFFE… and yes Shangela and Yarra Sofia are the babbons. We need LESS BABOONS and MORE GIRAFFES. If I HAD to make a negative critque Id say Id just like to see LESS POT and WINE references on her facebook page because when I read that I think she might be mildly depressed and I dont want that from this creative talent whom I adore!
1. Detox. DETOX IS CHARISMA. Detox IS the MUGLER woman. Thierry Mugler is what saved me in college. Mugler is clearly what has saved Detox as well. The first time I saw Thierry Muglers work was at a newsstand in VALENCIA CALIFORNIA at CalArts and his robot suit was on the cover of STERN magazine and I grabbed it, and some suburban TWAT MOM shot me side eye because the robot suit shows nipple and of course she disapproved that because she was JUDGEY UNTRAVELED TRASH. I looked inside at his work and I thought I WANT TO BE WHERE THESE PEOPLE EXIST?!?!? I actually brought the magazine to my mentor and said “I NEED TO BE HERE.” Well Detox takes me to that place! I can relate to Detox. Were really similar in many ways, both of us have tried to manefest that Mugler construct as best as possible and through ANY means necessary. If Raven is the Evil Queen from Disneys Snow White, Detox is Maleficent! Both are SO MAJOR how do you pick?! Well I will tell you how! Remember how in my Raven rant I was saying I was going to learn to love myself well putting Detox first is learning to love myself! Why?! Because Detox is the EVIL QUEEN who MAKES GOOD. When Alvaro offered to pay both Detox and Raven to send me a little happy 40th birthday message Raven didnt respond, and DETOX DID and REFUSED TO TAKE MONEY. You know when Skeletor feels the spirit of Christmas in the Heman Christmas special?? Well SKELETOR DETOX. Shes the VILLAIN we all love with A HEART thats open to be loved. Detox is the DAD WHO SHOWS UP.
Detox takes great measures to embody the values that mean so much to me. Its actually HARD to be this GOOD. She is SOFT AS NAILS but you still wanna FUCK HER?! She had TREMENDOUS sex appeal without being soft, amazing style without being trend driven, and shes a bitch goddess without being bitter. Detox is number one, Detox is the good mommy.

A Jolly Good Show Indeed (Regular Show Retrospective)


SPOILER ALERT FOR REGULAR SHOW!!!

I recently went back and watched every season of Regular Show, all the way up to the whole big final season titled “Regular Show In Space”, which I didn’t get a chance to see when it aired back in January. It’s crazy to think that I have been watching this show for seven years or that a show has gotten me interested in Cartoon Network again after the dark period known as CN Real. (*Shivers*), but the strangest thing is how Regular Show went through this interesting maturing stage with the other seasons I completely missed out on until now. For instance, back when Regular Show was new, it was essentially animated Clerks. Two slackers working at a park turning normal situations into the most strange and bizarre circumstances. ( I mean, it isn’t every day you defeat a giant head’s high score in a rip off of Excite Bikes) 


But the show was simple, until the later seasons…..


Through my binge watching sessions of the show, I started to notice a pattern of continuity callbacks and interesting levels of character development. Back when I use to watch the reruns on Cartoon Network, I didn’t recall Regular Show being this “complex” in nature. Characters were given focal points, the show started tackling more serious moments between the characters, and the dialogue seemed more witty. Regular Show was no longer just about a humanoid Raccoon and Blue Jay pissing off their boss with their wacky antics, all of the elements of each episode had a point and an overall narrative was building to something now unlike before, and I was DIGGING THE HELL OUT OF IT! 

The entire time watching it, all I could say was “This show is alot smarter than I remember, these must of been the episodes I missed.” It was really refreshing to see another Cartoon Network show that had layers and complexity to it like others from the network’s past. Now, I am not saying it was like the smartest show ever, I mean, at it’s core, it is still about the two main characters, Mordecai and Rigby goofing off and getting into trouble. (Mostly due to Rigby not listening and being an absolute asshole. I never realized how much of a fuck up he was before, but watching the series back now…JESUS CHRIST…I wanted to choke Rigby) However, under the surface of that though was extremely interesting character arcs and amazing emotional moments. Episodes like “Bad Kiss” definitely showed how the writing was getting better. They took a simple premise of how Mordecai wanted to take back a bad kiss he gave Margaret into this amazing time traveling adventure. Of Course in Regular Show fashion, the guys take such a small situation and blew it up to such an unnecessary calamity, but these situations are handled much more cleverly than previous episodes in the series. 

As for the final season, I would say it is a hit and miss. Regardless, of how much I liked how they wrapped up everything, the whole space stuff seemed to slightly throw the entire series a bit off course for a bit. Like they had to sacrifice some of these individual complex stories in order for these characters to all have a roll in the big finale, which I am sort of cool with slightly because they did make my favorite character, Pops, even more bad ass. I mean, I had liked Pops already. He is child-like guy with an old soul and wanting noting more then to love everything. What’s not to love? (He defeated Childish Gambino with Poetry for Christ Sake) However, the last couple of episodes made him this all powerful badass with telekinetic, Telepathy, and teleportation. I was like “FUCK YEAH…GO POPS”, and the noble sacrifice he made at the end did make me tear up. Alot. Pops is the fucking man. 

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However, the whole “Spark initiative” and spaced-themed episodes seem to come out of left field in a way and it seemed to come in at a very abrupt time, like right when the characters were getting VERY complex. I mean, the episode right before the whole space stuff, Rigby received major character development by graduating from High School, in the same episode Mordecai admitting that he liked Rigby being a failure because he always took happiness in knowing he was always better then him, The Whole CJ and Margaret Relationship dynamic, introducing a whole new romantic character for Benson, and even a few episodes back like “Special Delivery For Maellard”, Mordecai finally coming to terms that him and Rigby are slackers and wondering if working at the park and getting nothing done is “The best they can do.” Personally, I feel like all of these were all really intriguing plot lines that could of been explored alot further, but was all dropped because of…You Know…..Space!!! It really seemed like a missed opportunity to me. Again, I love the conclusion of the series in retrospect, but if I could choose, I would rather had some of these more complex storylines explored rather for the writers to completely beat us over the head with Star Wars references. (Although, I have to mention that I liked Anti-Pops’s erasing powers and the episode “No Train No Gain” with the the gang literally having to stop an actual “training montage” was fucking amazing. I mean, I was dying when Mordecai and Rigby had to escape screen wipes and transitions…FUCKING HILARIOUS!) They sort of hinted on these topics slightly such as in the episode “Stuck In An Elevator”, but not to the degree when they were back on Earth. 

All in all though, Regular Show is a really great show that I would recommend to people that haven’t checked it out before. It’s a fun show that again gets surprisingly more complex as it goes along, and it’s social commentary on pop culture is hilarious. All the episodes and everything concerning the whole “format wars” stuff is genius. I fucking died when the character Blu-ray made a literal Blu-Ray Bot set of all of the memories of the characters. Speaking of characters, I am really glad though that Eileen was given more screen time in the last season, which one of the characters in the show actually make a joke about. She was a really cool character. However, I really wish we could of learned more about CJ. If Regular Show was an anime, (Minus The Evangelion Intro they had in the Brilliant Century Duck Special) CJ would totally be best girl in my eyes. That’s the other thing about the whole space stuff. It was other characters I wanted to learn more about, but the park going into space completely just dumps out all of these interesting characters and replaces them with Ok new ones, and the ones I liked didn’t get much time to develop. ( I mean, Roxy was only in one episode..What’s up with that?) 

Regardless of my minor complaints, Good Job J.G. Quintel for giving us this great show. I am really going to miss the park. And the Crash Pit…..We can’t forgot about the Crash Pit. 

【10】Forbidden Love - Leonard and Steve

Dragging his duffle bag, field pack, Leonard was holding his posting paper. He was PES C, which was not combat fit. To be honest, Leonard doesn’t even look like a PES C soldier. He injured his back during an accident when he fell off a rock climbing wall during his JC days. This gym-fit lad donned his smart 4 well, with his muscles packing the sleeves nicely and bulging. He could easily outshine any PES fit soldier.

He wondered around to look for the S1 branch in the unit to report to as stated in the piece if paper. “Err… Hi, I mean, Corporal, can I know where’s the S1 branch?” Leonard approached approached this hunky Corporal First Class that was walking his opposite direction. “Oh, go to block 110 and turn left when u see a big banner. There should be signs directing u from there.” The CFC smiled back. “Anyway, don’t need to call me Corporal lah. We’re under the same rank structure. See you around!” the CFC walked away and into another block. “Damn. Does everyone in this unit look that good?” Leonard thought to himself.

Leonard knocked on the S1 branch door, greeted by one of the clerks. “Hold on here ah. U can leave your stuff outside for now, don’t worry, no one will take it. Just wait for S1 sir for the interview. He’ll be here shortly.” Leonard nodded and sank into the sofa. It was so tedious carrying those stuff and finding this heck place. Leonard cursed in his mind.

The door swung open and a captain appeared. He stood up and greeted the sir. “Good Morning Sir!” “Oh hi, you must be the newly posted in clerk for the CO branch. Morning, morning. Come, I’ll tell you more about it in the office” the S1 sir and Leonard went into another office in the room, possibly his private office.

“Ok so the vacancies we have now is only the Commanding Officer Personal Assistant (CO PA)… Usually I’ll allow the new clerks to choose who they want to work for, but for you, you got no choice la. Haha” the S1 sir laughed.

“The previous CO PA just ORDed not long ago. Hmmm but I wonder why they send a PES C soldier for the CO PA position. Cause the CO PA has to go outfield with the CO at times… Hmm…” S1 appeared confused. “Don’t worry sir, I can handle it.” Leonard answered confidently.

“I of course believe la, your muscles so big. Haha. But this kind of thing is still up to CO sir’s discretion. CO Sir just came back from an overseas exercise, he’ll be back tomorrow, that’s when you’ll meet him. For today you can just go to bunk 2-1 to unpack your stuff and rest for the day. You’ll be sleeping alone in a 4 men bunk. If you feel like it you can come down to the S1 office to lepak, I’m cool with that.” S1 sir smiled.

Leonard went up to his assigned bunk with the key S1 sir passed to him. Surprisingly neat and nice smelling room. Fit for a CO PA. Leonard laughed to himself. He emptied everything from his duffle bag. His Andrew Christian underwear, and some jockstraps were all over the place. A bottle of lube, some condoms and a dildo were packed carefully into the drawer, hidden in a box and locked by Leonard. What a horny boy…


The very night, Leonard couldn’t sleep. He stirred around, perhaps not used to the environment. So much for his “fit for a CO PA” bunk. Haha. He looked at the overhead fan. Spin… Spin… And spin… He soon fell asleep.

The next day, he woke up and donned on his smartest 4. He was told the CO would be coming back today. He finished his breakfast and waited in the CO Office, at his desk, using his phone. The door swung open, a young, charismatic, Suave man walked into the office. His physique was similar to Leonard, but obviously the CO is older than Leonard. Leonard stared at CO’s short stubble at his chin. It was fucking sexy to him. Perhaps he didn’t had time to shave since he was just back from an overseas exercise. The RSM was beside the CO. He introduced them to each other. “Leonard, our CO, LTC Steve Ong. Sir, your new PA, PTE Leonard.”

Steve extended his hand and gave Leonard a firm handshake. Leonard was still staring at his short stubble, amusingly. “Nice to meet you. I hope we have a good time working together.” Steve smiled. The RSM passed Steve a formation patch, and Steve gave a macho punch onto Leonard’s arm. “Welcome to the family. You’ve got big arms eh?” They laughed it off.

Steve proceeded into his room inside the office and closed the door and started making a string of phone calls to maybe some other higher ups. Steve was trying to peer through the rectangle pieces of curtains to see what was the CO doing, discreetly.

Leonard sat down and opened his Facebook App to search Steve. Bingo! He found his profile. His profile wasn’t private and could show the many photos of his overseas trip. 27 Decemeber 1986… “He’s only 31? What a high flyer.” Relationship status: Single. “He’s such a ladies man omg. He’s single? If I’m a woman I’ll be so wet. Damn.” Leonard thought cheekily.

The day went pass with ease. After the last parade, Steve packed up and left. Leonard went back to bunk, stripped off and laid on his bed, scrolling through his tumblr porn. His new subscription to Circles.Life gave him a bit more data to watch those kinky porn videos. He took out his dildo, lubed it up and inserted into himself. Moaning like a little kitten, Leonard was enjoying every moment.

Just as Steve stepped into his car, he recalled he forgot to pass the gift he bought for the CO PA when he was in Taiwan. Steve received news about getting a new CO PA in Taiwan so he decided he buy a simple gift as a friendly gesture. He went to his car boot to take the gift and went back to the office. He went back to the office, but the office lights were off. Seems like Leonard had went back to bunk, perhaps. Steve thought.

Steve recalled his previous PA was sleeping in bunk 2-1, he assumed Leonard will be sleeping there since his previous PA had ORDed. Steve went up a level and went for Leonard’s bunk. When he opened the door, he saw Leonard with the dildo still stuck in his ass, legs in the air in the dimly lit room. His 6" rod went from rock hard to soft almost immediately.


FUCKING BUSTED. Leonard took the blanket behind his head to cover up. “Fuck. I’m in deep shit.” Leonard thought to himself, preparing to face his ordeal. *Cough cough* “Hey Leonard, bought this gift from Taiwan for you when I heard I was getting a new PA.” Steve said. “Thanks sir, please just leave it at the footlocker there will do. I’m really sorry about what you saw… Please excuse me.” Leonard hid his body and face below the blanket. “Alright. I’ll talk to you tomorrow. Have a good night.” Steve closed the door and left.

As he snapped out of the embarrassment, he wore his underwear and looked thru the window. Steve’s car just left the car porch beside the block. Leonard was utterly embarrassed. While driving out of camp, Steve was thinking about the sight he saw just now. “Oh fuck, what a horny PA I have…” Something was stirring in his pants as well.

When Steve reached home, he couldn’t help thinking about it. As he showered, he closed his eyes and wanked off to that scene in his head. He came loads into the bathroom floor. He couldn’t resist this new found stud. Steve washed up and toweled up, as the cum he shot earlier flowed into the drain in a string…

Steve laid naked on his bed. He had a habit of sleeping naked. He lived alone in his apartment in Tanjong Pagar. His parents just lived next to him. He would visit them if he had time. He enjoyed this privacy he had. Steve stood naked at the balcony, holding his phone. He was living at the highest floor. The view his apartment had was magnificent. “Hey Leonard, don’t worry about what happened just now. Boys your age tend to experiment with different things, I understand. Just don’t do it in camp anymore ok? If other people catch you, I can’t help you already.” Steve typed and sent the message.

Leonard was just going to sleep. He read the message, feeling slightly better about it. “What a nice guy.” Leonard thought to himself. He washed his dildo and locked up all the naughty shit he has in another small empty locker.

The next day, Leonard was already doing is work in the office. Steve arrived in office. They smiled at each other. Steve bought an extra cup of Cappuccino from Starbucks for Leonard. Leonard was pleasantly surprised. “Thank you sir, you shouldn’t have spent this money.” “No problem.” Steve smiled and entered his room. Leonard noticed Steve had shaved away his stubble. But he looked as attractive as ever.

Sometimes Steve would take off his smart 4 and work in vest slack attire. The inner shirt Steve was wearing was tight and wrapped his muscles nicely. Leonard couldn’t help but take a peek into his office sometimes. Steve would sometimes stand at the window, pretending to be on the phone. His room door was beside the window, the glass panel kind of door. He would glance at Leonard discreetly.


A few Months passed, and Leonard was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal (LCP). Steve presented the rank personally to him. “Keep up the good work.” Steve said, patting Leonard on the shoulder.

One day after Battalion PT, Steve was all sweaty. There was a private toilet beside the CO office which usually only the appointment holders and their PAs will use. Steve took off the sweat drenched singlet and tights, hung it on the wall.

He proceeded to shower without closing the cubicle door. Leonard entered the toilet. He saw the UnderArmour tights Steve was wearing. He knew that Steve was showering as well. He purposely walked pass the cubicle Steve was in.

Untimely, as Leonard walked pass, Steve came out of the cubicle. They banged onto each other and Leonard slipped. Steve quickly grabbed him by the arm. He fell lightly on the ground, thank god. At this time, Steve was naked, wet with his gonads and jewels dangling in front of Leonard who was staring intently at it, oblivious that he just fell. Steve was hung. Even when soft, he was 5" long, with low hanging balls that looked so sexy with a cleanly shaved groin.

“Woohhh..! Be careful.” Steve flicked Leonard up like a spec of dust and made him sit on the bench outside the cubicles. “You alright?” Steve asked concernedly. Leonard replied to Steve, while still staring at his dick. To Steve’s surprise, Leonard grabbed Steve’s dick and started stroking it. “Let me serve you, sir.” Leonard begged. Steve was stunned. He was struggling internally… What if the other regulars found out? He didn’t wanna get Leonard nor himself in trouble.

His feelings for Leonard was too strong for him to resist. He grabbed Leonard by the head and started frenching him. They went into the corner cubicle and locked themselves inside. Steve was hard in no time. The massive 7.5" dick shocked Leonard pleasantly. “Babe, you’re so big.” Leonard tried to engage in some dirty talk with Steve. Leonard bent down to suck Steve’s dick hungrily. “Yeah, darling Leonard, suck it like u mean it… Yeah…”

They heard the door open. Someone entered the showers and started bathing. It was S1 sir. Leonard spread his butt cheeks and hole, signalling Steve to fuck him. Steve used some soap as lube and inserted into Leonard. He tried not to moan but let out a whimper. It was too big. Steve started to thrust, when S1 raised his voice a little. “CO sir is that you?” Steve remained calm and continued thrusting Leonard. “Yeah, it’s me.” Steve and S1 engaged in a short chat, with Steve thrusting Leonard constantly. Leonard’s mouth was wide, gasping for air.

“How’s your new PA? Blur?” S1 sir asked. “He’s great. Smart and efficient. I like him very much” Steve said, playing with Leonard’s nipples. Leonard turned his head to wink at Steve and Steve gave him a naughty smack on his butt. All that sound muffled by the noisy shower heads and drain. “Great to hear that sir!” S1 sir said and toweled up outside. “I’ll be going first sir. See you later.” “See you!” Steve replied.

The couple continued their kinky fuck in the toilet. “Fuck, Leonard, I’m near.” Steve moaned.

“Cum inside me sir, make me yours.” Leonard begged. “You’re already mine… URGH! FUCK!” Steve shot inside Leonard while continuing to thrust gently, with his low hanging balls slapping Leonard’s perky ass.

The duo cleaned up after that and changed into vest slack. Steve and Leonard returned to the office, into his room. Before entering the office, Leonard checked that the corridor was clear. He flipped the two signs outside. “CO out” “CO PA out” He locked the door from inside to make it look like the office is locked although the duo is in.


As Steve sat down on his office chair, Leonard playfully sat on his lap. “I’m yours now.” Leonard said.

“Hahaha, naughty little boy. You didn’t know how much I wanted you.” Steve laughed.

“You scared the shit out of me when you caught me the other time.” Leonard smacked Steve playfully. “Can we be together?” Leonard popped the question. “Can, but we really need to be careful. I don’t wanna get you in trouble. Need to be really, really discreet.” Steve said with a tinge of worry in his voice.

“Don’t worry so much. Lets just enjoy this moment.” Leonard hugged Steve’s head. Later they wore back their smart 4s and got back to work.

Leonard was promoted in no time to Corporal (CPL). Steve took Leonard out for lunch every weekend. They spent time together every weekend. They really liked each other. Steve made it a point to tell the duty planning officer to not put Leonard on weekend guard duty or Office duties due to “family reasons”.

From then, every since then the office’s door will show “CO out” “CO PA out”. But we know that they’re having a sensual session in the office. The office table, CO’s table and the couch… Leonard laid on all of them. When Steve stayed in to work, when it’s too late, he’ll pop by Leonard’s bunk and they’ll cuddle each other to sleep, naked. With a few rounds of steamy fuck, of course. They never had to use a condom. Leonard trusted Steve completely.

One day, Leonard received news from S1 saying that Steve will be promoted to Senior Lieutenant Colonel and will be posted out soon. Leonard sat dejectedly at his desk, his head buried in the table. Steve came into the office and placed the daily cup of Cappuccino on Leonard’s desk. He played with his hair and said “What’s wrong my darling? Someone dare bully my PA?” Steve smiled. “You’re posting out soon?” Leonard said sadly. “Look, silly boy… Although I’ll be gone, we still can meet during our weekends. Here. Take this.” Steve passed a duplicate of his apartment key to Leonard. “You’re welcome to visit anytime.” Steve said. “I told my parents I rented one of the rooms to a tenant. They believed.” Leonard finally smiled. “Don’t be smitten by the new CO ah… He’s pretty attractive too.” Steve joked.

They had a warm embrace. None of them wanted to part.

The day came. The new CO was here. Another young and promising officer. Steve was right. He looked good. But Leonard had no feelings for the new CO. He was devoted to Steve. Steve has packed his stuff and some helpers helped to move his belongings to his car.

The new CO held in his hands the rank of Corporal First Class. He donned it on for Leonard. “Steve was full of compliments about you. I’m confident we’ll be able to work together well.” Steve smiled proudly at Leonard. “If you don’t mind, can I have a few moments with Leonard?” Steve asked the new CO. The new CO excused himself out of the room.

“That’s the most I can do for you, baby boy. Don’t be mistaken. You deserve the rank for your outstanding work out of our relationship.” Steve smiled and pecked Leonard on the forehead. They embraced and kissed each other good bye. Steve walked out with a final box of his belongings and placed them in his car boot.

The key appointment holders lined up along the corridor and clapped when Steve came out. Steve smiled shyly and shake all of their hands, accepting their well wishes. RSM followed behind the new CO who was beside Steve. Leonard quietly followed behind.

As Steve stood outside his car, he thanked all of the officers and Sergeant Majors again. Before boarding, he told Leonard: “Be a good boy.” Leonard smiled. Everyone waved goodbye to Steve as he drove out.

As he drove further, everyone went back to their workstations. Leonard lingered abit more outside. Staring at the sky. *Bzzt**Bzzt* Leonard looked at his phone. “Dinner on Friday after you bookout? :) I’ll pick you up.”

Leonard smiled.

Forbidden Love.

End


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teabookspopcorn  asked:

Hi! Looking through your tags I came across a cool photo of your lab notebook, and I was wondering if you could share your "set up", and tips etc! I'm a baby scientist and would appreciate advice :)

Hey there baby scientist! I’m glad to be of help!

First things first: the fact that my lab uses binders for our lab notebook is actually not how it’s supposed to be done. The proper way is to use a close-bound notebook with numbered pages (like this one from Target), that way it’s temper evident if someone rips a page out, etc. Idk why my lab uses binders but I’m too temporary here to shake the system up /shrug/. Ok! So now that disclaimer’s out of the way…

Wait another first things first: a lab notebook has many purposes–but basically it’s so you can keep a good record of your experiments so you have something you can go back to for manuscript writing, or for audits, or someone 10 years down the road wanting to know what you did. Don’t trust your brain to remember anything. Write down all lot numbers of reagents, every little observation, every calculation, all the reasoning and logic behind why you’re doing this and that, etc etc. Basically just be in the mind-set of “ok if my lab is accused of fraudulent data manipulation, will my lab notebook justify that it was not I who effed up”. And don’t procrastinate–write in your lab notebook in real-time. Don’t let your brain work harder to remember things than it has to :)

Also keep in mind every institution or lab prefers their lab notebooks in slightly different ways, so the first thing you should do is ask your PI what format they want, and then maybe look at some examples of your lab mates. 

Now onto my lab notebook if you need ideas:

We label each experiment organized as such: year, user initials, experiment number. For example, the first experiment I did in 2016 is labeled as 16JC01. I put that label on all everything related to that experiment, such as file names for data analyses, print outs or presentation slides for lab meetings, etc so everything related to that experiment is “linked” (for example, if I’m giving my PI my fabulous Western blot printout, or I’m entering a concentration of protein in a shared lab-database–I’ll label it as 16JCxx so in the future, if anyone has any questions about it, they can easily go find that experiment in my notebook). The top right corner of every page in the notebook that’s related to that experiment is also labeled as 16JCxx.

The first page of my notebook is my table of contents. It’s a working document (I’ll fill it out as I go), so if you’re using a close-bound notebook, leave the first couple pages blank for this. It’s organized as such: experiment number, short description. You can also put in page numbers following the short description. The experiment number is just 01, 02, 03, etc as I organize my notebooks based on year (so 15JC01 is not in the same notebook as 16JC01). Of course you can use more than one notebook per year if you’re super proliferative!

And now, the colorful sticky tabs that you saw in the picture–those are all the experiment numbers. So tab “01″ is 16JC01, and tab “02″ is 16JC02, and so on. This way, when I’m looking up an experiment (say my PI whips out a print-out of something from 15JC35 and wants to know some molar concentration), I go to my 2015 notebook, find experiment #35 on my table of contents, find my “35″ tab on the side, and flip to that experiment. It saves so much time! 

I use this format when recording my experiments:

  • Date, Experiment Label, Title
  • Purpose (can also add your Hypothesis) (if I’m repeating a previous experiment, I’ll just write “Repeat of xxJCxx but with the following changes…)
  • Conditions/Variables
  • Protocol (usually typed out because they’re shared among the entire lab, so I attach it on the next page and write “See next page”–I usually write down any interesting observations directly onto the protocol so I know which step I observed it at, along with lot numbers, etc)
  • Calculations
  • Observations/Results/Final thoughts (sad faces optional haha) (I had attached print-outs of my results following the Protocol page)

Other lab-notebook-rules:

  • Only use pen to write (black or blue ink preferred)
  • Initial & date the bottom of each page as you’re done writing in them
  • If you’re pasting in a print-out (like a protocol or printed figure), initial the print-out so half the text is on the print-out, and half on the notebook paper (so if the print-out is removed, you can easily tell there was something there)
  • If you intentionally leave a page blank, use a single diagonal line to cross it out and initial & date
  • If you make a mistake, cross it out with a single line and initial & date
  • Lab notebooks are supposed to be locked away when not in use but no one really follows that rule bc it’s kinda a pain like no i am not buying a whole new cabinet when I have a bookshelf right here. But old completed lab notebooks or ones with sensitive info really should be locked up (usually in the PI’s office)
  • Lab notebooks are property of your institution–not you or your PI. So neither you or your PI can take it when you leave/move. What you can do though is make photocopies/scans and take those. But the original notebook has to stay. 
  • Because nowadays so much data analysis is done on the computer, it may be unrealistic to print those out (think genomic sequences). If that’s the case, you can reference the file directory if it’s on a public lab computer or network. 
  • Legible handwriting is a must! You can also type out everything and paste it in (just remember to initial it)

Well that’s all I can think of off the top of my head.. again, your best resource would be your PI and other members in the lab. Assuming they have good lab practices in their record-keeping, it’s best to use their method and be consistent across the lab. 

Hope that helped! Let me know if you ever need anything else :) Have fun!

More writing tips: on inspiration management

Most of the writers and artists I talk to have a million ideas. In my experience, we all have way more ideas than time and energy to write them. I personally curate these ideas like they’re some kind of sapling hoard and since people seemed to enjoy my previous little guide on getting actual text on paper, here’s some suggestions on how you could do that.


Jot them down

Originally posted by mobpsycho100

Not sure if it’s like this with everyone, but I get a lot of friggin ideas, and they get IN THE WAY. It’s like those fat flies that crawl into your house and occasionally buzz by to bug you. It’s frankly impossible to concentrate while one is flying around, so I try to write them down fairly fast. That way at least, they’re quiet for a while and don’t clutter up your brain while you’re trying to concentrate on something else.
You can write these down pretty much everywhere. Mine show up in Skype messages, in Evernote, in notes on my phone, in the document on my laptop helpfully called ‘Ideas’, whatever I have handy.
That way, they’re nice and ready, waiting for you when you have time and energy to do something with them.


Perform triage

Originally posted by mobpsycho100

Look, not every idea you get is gonna be great. Or even workable. It’s ok.
That’s why we have more.
Every news room in the world has a meeting or list where they just put down everything that came in that day, from broken bones and idiotic politician gaffes all the way to major wars or epidemics. And then they decide which to put their limited resources into. They figure out the stories that get full front page coverage, they decide which ones get a little blurb and which would look better as a graph or a video.
When working with your own ideas, you can do pretty much the same thing.
You find the right format for each idea.


Archive the useless ones

Originally posted by mobpsycho100

You know the ones. Seems like a great idea at three in the morning on a friday night, but you look at it in the bright light of day some time later and its… nyeeeeeeh. It happens.
Maybe not because they’re bad ideas, per se, maybe they’re just not something you can do anything with. Because the style, the genre, the fandom doesn’t fit. A court room drama with ninjas or your favourite character as a caveman might sound quirky or interesting, but if you can’t find a good story for them, or don’t have the background knowledge to make them exciting, they’re not of use to you. Onto the archive pile they go.

Put out the quick ones

Originally posted by mobpsycho100

Some ideas have more story in them than others.
If anyone has ever wondered why I write so many au’s and one shots, this is the reason.
The 'what ifs’ can make for some really awesome worlds, but you probably don’t have time to write a full trilogy for every one of them. Imagining my favourite sports anime boys in the zombie apocalypse, for instance, makes for some gripping scenes, but not much more than that. So I just write those scenes and leave them out there for people’s imagination.
The same thing happens with short scenarios. A cute quirk, a single action can make for a nice scene or short story but, at that point, nothing more.
Writing these out is a form of practice that makes you feel good about yourself, because it’s fast, you accomplished something and you have something to share. A lot of people enjoy reading scenario’s and imagines, so you may also get feedback to keep you motivated for the bigger stuff.


Store and recuperate scenes

Originally posted by n5fw

This one might be a bit controversial.
Ideas come in many forms. Sometimes a paragraph writes itself in your head. Sometimes you come upon an alternate time line and spend the next six hours breathlessly chatting to friends about the many depressing things that this entails. Sometimes you just imagine your favourite character in a Napoleon era style military uniform and really dig how he looks in it.
Many times, I get more cinematic ideas. Basically: scenes. Someone walking through a fantasy version of Alexanderplatz, a guy playing basketball with his s/o, a particularly fluffy moment between lovers on a lazy Sunday morning.
Here’s the thing with scenes: they are the building blocks of stories, and you can slot them into different ones. If a particular scene is very vivid in your brain, just write it out and save it for later.
Some of my stories are basically scenes that I strung together and wrote out to make them coherent. The plot doesn’t always come first. Sometimes the scenes dictate the plot.
Also, I have absolutely written out scenes and later put them in another story when I decided the original au was going nowhere. This is fine. They’re your scenes and you can do with them as you wish. Pick out the best parts, dust them off, rewrite for the new reality and your new story quickly gets some more substance.


Pat attention to the strong ones

Originally posted by ergo

You can guide inspiration, but only so far.
The more I write fiction, the more I believe that a lot of the themes and scenes that pop up are basically things I myself am dealing with.
The strongest ideas are the ones that resonate the most with you personally.
We write about lovers because we want affection, we write angst because one way or another, this gives us catharsis. We write adventures because part of us wants to see the world, preferably without actually coming out of the couch.
We write because we want to imagine these things happening. As writers, we want to get lost in this scenario, and we want to take readers with us.
So pay attention to the strongest ideas.
These are the ones that keep popping up long after you’ve already made notes for them, the themes and storylines that show up in a million different ways in a dozen different character configurations.
They’re the ones that are, possibly on some subconscious level, the most important to you.
And if my personal experience is anything to go by, they’re the ones that make for the best stories.

fic recs

Mostly making this list for myself for future reference, but I figured I’d share it too, because these fics deserve more love. Organized by ship.

Please check the tags before reading any of them if you have any triggers or concerns.

Personal favorites are starred.

Last edited: July 1, 2015.


HideKane

  • Reparations *
    Sasaki meets a scarred man that he can’t stay away from. This is absolutely one of my favorite fics of all time. It’s a seriously emotional story that will punch you in the heart, but it’s so well written and I love a good heart-wrenching fic. (Implied romantic feelings, no relationship.)
  • 3:21 AM
    A series of texts from Hide to Kaneki. Will also punch you in the chest, but not quite as hard as the previous fic. (Also more implied HideKane.)
  • Sing Me Something I Need
    Band AU where Kaneki has a secret identity as the lead singer of an underground band and Hide is a huge fan who also develops a crush on Kaneki’s shy nerd side. This fic is super cute, please read it.
  • In His Own Way
    An elaborate AU in which Hide is a thief and ends up hiding out in Kaneki’s apartment after a job gone wrong and then whoops they fall in love. Also has a seriously engrossing plot. I was wrapped up in the mystery almost instantly.
  • flying colors
    A character study type fic in an experimental format that packs a punch. I really love the way this one was written. (Implied HideKane.)
  • In My Spine *
    OK usually I don’t like soulmate AUs but this one. This one is so good. So so good. All of the fics in this AU series are good, but this one is my favorite. Have you ever just read a fic that left you feeling completely broken inside? That’s this fic. It’s on par with Reparations for how much it ripped my heart out reading it.
  • Kaneki’s Coffee
    A short fic about Hide noticing the changes Kaneki goes through, and trying to show him that he’s still there for him. (Implied HideKane.)
  • Drop Our Anchors in a Storm *
    Pacific Rim AU. Please read this fic, wow. Well done Pacific Rim AU. Still ongoing.
  • To Build a Home
    This is one I just started reading and haven’t finished yet, but it’s going on the list too because wow I love the way this author writes. I need to make time to read the rest of this because I love this fic a lot. AU where Hide manages to treat his wounds during the Anteiku raid, and the end of Root A happens differently. Still ongoing

TouKen

  • Keys
    A sweet TouSaki fic about the piano sitting in the corner of :re.
  • Coalesce
    Sasaki confronts Touka about the name she cries in her sleep. Bittersweet angst.
  • OVER MY DEAD BODY
    Sasaki is jealous of the attention the Quinx are giving Touka. I also don’t usually like fics that use the jealousy trope to get people together but Sasaki is so awkward in this. So. So awkward. It’s adorable and endearing, and I love this fic’s Touka.
  • breakable, unbreakable *
    TouKen hurt/comfort. It’s short, but beautifully written. Easily one of my favorites on this list.

Touriko

  • a thousand rainy days since we first met *
    A series of times Touka didn’t tell Yoriko she loved her, and one time she did. Please read this if you like Touriko. Just. Just read it. This is my favorite Touriko fic.
  • layer *
    You know what just read this one too. Just read it. You will not regret it. It’s short and cute and just read it.
  • Red Spider Lily *
    Roleswap where Yoriko went on that date with Rize instead of Kaneki. In progress, but it’s been wonderful so far. And is also by one of my favorite authors in this fandom. (The same person who wrote Reparations!)

Other

All Roads Lead to Us

So this is the longest fic I’ve ever written at about 11,000 words. I’m super excited to share it with you all and hope you enjoy!

“Do you have to go for the whole summer? What am I supposed to do without my best friend?” Percy whined as he slumped himself against the now barren mattress.

Annabeth smiled at his goofy antics as she continued stripping her room of its personality. Down the blueprints of the Empire State Building went from her crisp white walls. Down the picture of a hugging Percy and Annabeth went. It had adorned her room for nine years. A clean, square slate of untarnished white remained as a ghost of the beloved picture. Annabeth continued packing all of her most treasured possessions collected from years worth of living, preparing for her leave to college in just months.

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theaqueenofficial  asked:

oh hey, whenever you have time, i was wondering if you could give me some tips on comic making from your experience? :0 im hopefully starting to storyboard my Christmas comic soon and i could use some advice if youve got any ;u;

Okie dokie, I’ll do my best to give some general ideas

Simplifying Information:

Ok so comics are meant to work a lot differently then like a movie or tv show. While those are meant to work where you are able to record and show basically everything, comics are limited. This means that when making a scene in a comic, you can’t show every little bit- you have to simplify it. It even meant to be more of a summary then even some of your classic storyboards for films. 

The two examples below show two different ways to show a scene of a thief getting caught:

The second version is able to get the same idea across in less time. You see, you don’t have to show every angle of the situation, and sometimes you are able to combine them together. Like with how the first two panels in the first one (the people seeing the thief and the thief seeing them) is combined in the second example.

It’s not to say that you have to condense things at all time, extending a scene and really exaggerating it all can help make the scene more dramatic or ‘slow down’ the time.

With example A each panel is showing the same moment of time but from different viewpoints and angles. Plus the blood makes it all look like it’s gradually falling.

In example B, Henry’s slowly running towards Hyde in and slowly getting closer. This helps make 'time slow down’ as the scene gets tense, making the audience want to know what big thing will happen next. It also makes Henry seem so insignificant next to Hyde because if just Hyde was shown here, it could look like he’s just talking at a normal speed but when Henry’s there, he’s the one that makes it all slow down.

And then with example C, it’s much like example A where it shows the same general information just at different angles, but unlike this one, it is meant more to show how big of a deal this scene is. One could easily combine the three panels and still be able to show the same information, but when it’s spaced out like this, it helps show the emotion and sense of loss occurring. It’s like, if it was summarized into one it feels more like “oh man, he’s dead” vs. when it’s spaced out it can feel more like: “oh….oh no what? what???????? WHY???” (if that makes any sense).

Panel, elements and character arrangements:

One thing that can really make each page look interesting is to be able to not only show your story, but present it in a composition that matches it. Take these two panel arrangements below as an example:

Though both can succeed to tell the story, the second is visually more interesting to look at. This is because the first one is just parallel and perpendicular angles (for both the panels and the camera angles inside). Meanwhile, the second has its panels and camera angles tilted. (As well as varying in being zoomed in and zoomed out in the scene).

This is not to say that being parallel or “static” in page design is always bad. I think that scenes that are more informative or text heavy work well with more of example one’s format because it helps contrast when things get chaotic in example 2. Example 2 is especially helpful in action-filled scenes or dramatic scenes since the composition is off-centered and unbalanced. Even combining elements of both can work, like if a scene is pretty standard and then someone says something really important. The important detail can use example 2’s sort of composition while the rest can stay static in comparison on the same page.

Here’s a few examples of varying ideas on panels/camera angles/composition that can work well:

Text flow and variation:

First off, since written english is more left to right and horizontal then other languages, text bubbles are better to have as wider to match. Sure, it is possible to use manga-shaped tall text bubbles for english text, but that usually means you also have to break words so it can fit down onto the next line and that can be annoying.

For the most part, the flow of a page is meant to go left to right and up to down, so basically from the top left corner to the bottom right. Text can work to help guide the reader from point A to B for that.

Certainly a page/comic can be successful without text, but when text is present, it also works as a path to guide the reader in the right order so the placement of panels can be important. With the last example especially, when a text bubble touches two different panels, it gives the assumption that the reader is meant to follow that bubble to the next one. So make sure that your text is in it’s own space if you don’t want to send the reader in the wrong direction on the page! With that in mind, it’s also important to decide where each text bubble is so that it is visible, readable, and not blocking what’s going on in the panel. It can still overlap elements in the panel, sometimes that helps tie the space together, just make sure it does not over power it if it’s not meant to. (Also, readable text should be no less then 10pt. That is considered the standard for a lot of text so no smaller then that.)

Here’s a few more examples of different text bubbles:

Extended text can be especially important to in not overpowering the reader with information. Like with what is shown, the text should also be simplified to make it easier to ready. Like the dialogue “Ok, now let’s go out and eat!” can be shortened to “Ok, let’s eat!” Extended text works well to space out text if you still need to keep a lot. and tying bubbles together like in the extended conversation example can make it easier to tell who is saying what or so that one does not think one person is saying all of that.

Transitions:

There will likely be times in a comic that the scene changes from one place to another, and to avoid confusion and make it easy for the reader to understand that the scene changed, these are the arrangements I use:

The first one is to have a space between the two panels where the scenes change.

The second is using a few simple lines to show the change. I feel like this kinda makes it look like the previous scene is being 'erased’

The third is a simple gradient, like as if the last scene is fading to black before the next one comes (this can also work where the gradient is physically on either the previous panel or next panel too).

The fourth is like an extension of the first one but with a panel showing a vary clear view of the new setting. Like, many times having a quick depiction of a new building or area shown will successful depict that it’s a new scene.

Effects:

Sometimes you don’t need the physical background to be shown in every panel, it’s not like a movie where the camera will always show the setting in every frame. Effects can work well to replace the background and help add emotions to it (as well as be able to guide the reader through the panel or show what the main thing to focus on is).

Here a few I like to use, but this is something that can be fun to experiment with to come up with new ideas!

EIther way, I know this is a bit long, but I hope it’s able to help some ;u;

Let me know if you need anymore help too!

anonymous asked:

Hello Julia. I was the person that sent you an ask that siad how grateful I was for you advice a year ago. I also wanted to ask for advice on a research proposal. Any tips for writing a research proposal? We have to write one for class credit in one of my classes. Also any tips on applying for my PhD? What do you suggest I be doing now (In my Master's program, which I will be doing a Practicum and Internship) in order to improve my chances of getting into a PhD program? Sorry for the questions.

Ok! Here we go!

So research proposals vary in terms of their requirements and formats, especially if it’s for a class, so I’m going to try to make my advice as generally applicable as possible. 

  • Identify the knowledge gap. A great and easy way to identify this is to read current review papers on your subject of interest. Not only will you be caught up to speed on what’s known, but the authors will literally state “___ is still under investigation” or “the mechanisms for ___ are still unknown”. Those are excellent places to start thinking of a project. 
  • Have a testable hypothesis, meaning it’s an opened ended question (no “yes’ or “no” only answers, ex. “What color is the sky?” vs “Is the sky blue?”), and can be experimented upon with available tools (and time). And then, most research proposals will then break down that hypothesis into a further 2 or 3 more testable hypotheses that are related but not dependent upon each other, meaning if sub-hypothesis 1 fails, you can still test sub-hypothesis 2 and 3. 
  • Make sure whatever potential results you’ll get will be significant in the field. In science we’re always told “move the field forwards, not sideways”. Say I want to study Gene A. Looking into why and how mutations in that gene can create drug resistance in a pathogen is pretty significant. But studying what the gene product, oh i dunno… smells like in a 50% humid environment? Could be interesting but not really significant… (unless that’s a diagnostic tool for drug resistance!) I know your proposal is just for a class, but this is still a good rule to keep in mind. 
  • Read read read read read! Read other papers in that field to gain knowledge for your background, and to develop testable experiments. Always see what others have done to figure out whatever you’re trying to figure out, and then just copy their method. (But in your paper say “Procedure X will be carried out as previously published by other groups [cite]. Briefly, (then describe the method briefly)”). Also, read other papers to learn how to word things (like that sentence I just used). How do they describe results? How do they introduce their methods?
  • And jumping from that, look at other successful research proposals to gain inspiration and ideas, maybe even from previous students in that class. What do you like? What do you not like? How did they organize everything? 
  • Having trouble getting started? We all do, don’t worry. But break out of it by grabbing a blank piece of paper (or opening a blank word doc), and just word vomit. Write down everything you know about that subject. Draw flowcharts. Bulletpoints. Pretend you’re making a rambling tumblr post. Whatever works for you. And then write/draw the knowledge gaps. And save the word vomit! You’ll be surprised at what phrases/ideas you’ll integrate into your actual proposal from those blurbs.
  • Continuously get feedback. Writing a successful research proposal is pretty much 50% feedback from other people. But do it in chunks to make it more “user friendly”–don’t just hand your best friend or professor your entire research proposal with 3 days to edit. Get feedback on your hypothesis first, then your outline, then your introduction, etc etc. 
  • Use clear concise writing. If you abbreviate or use jargon, make sure to introduce it. Don’t go on serpentine paths; get straight to the point. Use active voice whenever possible. Don’t raise unanswered questions. When we write grants for funding applications, we’re always told “do not let the reviewers think for themselves”. This is where feedback comes in handy–if you can give your proposal to someone not in your specific field, and they understand exactly what and why you’re going to do, then you’ve written it well. 
  • Use a citation manager. By god do not do your citations manually. I use Mendeley, which is free. You can upload your current PDFs to it, or save papers you find using the browser add on. And then you can use the Microsoft Word toolbar to add your citations/work cited. The program has a tutorial to show you how to do these things if you need it. 
  • Start early! It takes at least 6 months to write a good research proposal for a grant application. If this is for a class you don’t need to be that intense, but it’s still good to plan ahead and give yourself ample time. 
  • And in general for writing, set a schedule for both what to write and when to write. For example, the first week in November will be “Outline introduction” and you schedule Wednesday and Friday morning from 9 - 11 am to work on it. And then treat that schedule like a class, and your goals as assignments due. Don’t wait for inspiration; rely on discipline

For general tips on getting into a PhD program, you can check out my answers here in the FAQ (3rd question), as well as the link I provided when I answered on my personal blog. Since you’re getting a lot of education and practical experience through your Masters, you may be ahead of the curve, which is great! Other tips:

  • Scout out potential thesis labs/professors, either by internet searches, or if you plan on staying in the same institution as your Masters, request a meeting. It’s never too early to get a feel for things! 
  • Retake any required tests, if applicable. Some PhD programs require higher GRE scores than Masters programs, so something to keep in mind if this applies. 
  • Apply for any fellowships for incoming PhD students. I have some friends who came into our programs with big ol chunks of money thanks to their fellowships, and that was very attractive to the program and definitely helped their chances of being accepted. 
  • Talk to your current advisor. They may offer some good tips too since they’ve probably been there done that with previous students. 
  • Try to do something during your Masters to add to your CV–be it publishing a paper or presenting a poster at a conference or getting a fellowship or award, or TAing, etc. It’s not required, but definitely makes you a more attractive candidate. (If you need some tips for CV’s, I have a post here)

Mmm that’s all I can think of… PhD programs basically look for experience and signs of dedication, so your Masters degree counts as both! I think you’re going to be very well prepared :)

I hope this helped, and I wish you the best of luck! I’m always here if you have any more questions!!

And if anyone has anything else to add, please do!

Love is a Battlefield Chapter 1

Summary: Nalu Army AU. After a dispute between Fiore’s and Alvarez’s leaders, war emerges between the two countries. But what happens when Lucy, Fiore’s best medic saves someone from the other country?
Rated T for language

This fic is based off of an RP I did with @sirdragneel and it will be a multichapter fic. Please Please read it and like it/review on here or on fanfiction under my username which is the same as my url. Enjoy!
Loud crashes and the sounds of bullets raining through the air was all that could be heard on the battlefield. The air surrounding the war zone was arid, devoid of even the tiniest breeze which made breathing even more difficult to do. And if that wasn’t enough the stench was enough to make anyone want to keel over and hurl up the last meal they had eaten. From all of the bombs going off and other artillery, the fumes burned at your nostrils, threatening to clog your airways as you gasped for a breath of pure oxygen.

“Pull back the front lines!” the Captain’s voice managed to break through the chaos. Despite being in such a high ranked position he still stood with his men at the front lines, fighting beside them every step of the way.

“Damn,” the Captain muttered under his breath, pausing his fire for a moment to wipe away the sweat dripping down his face, tufts of pink hair peeking through from under his helmet. The enemy was still managing to push them back even farther no matter what tactic they seemed to use today. They always managed to predict what they were about to do. Damn Fiore’s Commander. She was being a real pain in the-

“Captain!” One of his best men ran over to him, sweating bullets. “We need to retreat! We’re giving up too much land!” the man yelled, his long black hair tied back.

“There still might be a way to salvage this battle yet,” The Captain insisted, his eyes hardening with a new determined fire lighting up his green eyes. “Mard, take over for me for a bit, I need to try something.” When Mard went to protest he cut him a sharp glare. “Don’t argue with me. My name ain’t Natsu Dragneel for nothin’!” he couldn’t help but grin almost deviously before sprinting off.

“If I can just find a crack in their formation then we might be able to be back in the game,” Natsu murmured to himself, his eyes scanning Fiore’s army as he ran further and further away from his men. “Ha! There!” he laughed, pointing his finger ahead, where the soldiers had been split up from one of their previous attacks. He began running back to his army to take control again, to drive his forces into Fiore’s army and split them apart. It could just work, he knew it. But before he could reach his troops a huge blast threw him backwards, a cry escaping from his throat as he was thrown back, separated from the rest. His body smacked against the ground, his head slamming against the hard terrain and rendering him unconscious,  thankfully giving him a short reprieve from pain.

         After the major explosion that separated Alvarez’s army from their second in command, the battle quickly died out as Mard had everyone retreat, direct orders from Zeref after Natsu hadn’t reappeared.

         On the other side, Fiore cheered as Zeref’s army ran off until their Commander spoke up. “Save the celebrating until tonight, we still have work to do,” A petite blonde woman stood on the top of a tank, her long blonde waves reaching past her waist. “Let’s clean up and tend to the wounded. You all know what to do!”

“Aye Commander!” everyone raised a hand to their foreheads, saluting their great leader before scurrying off to start their each assigned duties. The soldiers began quickly gathering up their weapons, being careful to make sure they didn’t leave anything behind. Sometimes that resulted in people having to sift through the parched and dying grass to find pieces of ammo they had dropped. Those who weren’t on cleanup duty or manning a vehicle helped aid their wounded comrades in any way possible, which most of the time meant bringing them to the team of medics they had.

The medic team was made up mostly of women, girls that you would never expect to see in the middle of the fields of war in Alvarez. Their best doctor on staff was a younger women by the name of Lucy Heartfilia, who had long blonde hair that went down to her waist, even with it being tied up in a high ponytail. The uniform she wore was the same as all of the other medics, and similar to that of the soldiers. It consisted of a thick pair of pants and a long sleeved shirt to protect them against shrapnel, bomb blasts, anything of the sort as they healed the wounded.

Bright red crosses were embroidered onto the sleeve of their right arm so that people could differentiate between a soldier and a medic. To complete the look their feet were clad with sturdy black combat boots.

“Has anyone seen Lu-chan?” Levy, a petite blue haired girl asked. She was another medic like Lucy, her best friend and her second in command. Her bangs were kept back by a camouflage headband which she managed to pull off.

“I haven’t seen her since after we blasted the Alvarez bastards and made them run home with their tails between their legs,” Gray answered her, but he didn’t look too concerned even if Lucy was his friend. He knew she was one tough chick. “I’m sure she’s around helping someone out.”

Levy nodded her head firmly, pushing away her worries. “Yeah, you’re probably right. Come on, help me load some of the injured into the jeeps so we can bring them back to base.”

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“Ugh, my head…” Lucy moaned, clutching her head which throbbed painfully. All she remembered was that she had gotten too close to the Alvarez army and then a bright flash of light. “I must have gotten too close to the crossfire,” she mumbled to herself as she looked around, trying to get a feel for her surroundings. There was a lake to her left, some trees up ahead, and her friends nowhere in sight. Ok, that’s fine. The blast just separated me a bit from the group. I’m sure they are close by.

Before she stood up she moved her arms and legs, wiggled her toes and fingers to see if she was hurt as her adrenaline began dying down. Her right wrist hurt as she moved it around but it wasn’t broken. Just a slight sprain, nothing bad. There was also a cut on her forehead but besides that she was fine.

“All right Lucy, let’s get moving,” the blonde coached herself, pushing herself up off of the ground. Thankfully she found her medic bag a little ways away which she picked up, brushing the dirt off of it. “Now to go back to base…wherever that is,” she sighed. Nothing around her looked even remotely familiar to her. Picking a direction on instinct she began moving forward. That’s all she could do, keep moving and be positive.

Lucy lugged her medic bag with her, making her way through the rough terrain. This area was dotted with trees, a complete contrast to the battlefield. When she ran from the bomb when she realized it was going off she must have went far. As she continued hiking through the forest area, almost tripping and landing on her face multiple times. All she wanted to do right now was take a nice, hot bath back at the base.

While daydreaming about all of the things she wanted but couldn’t do right now, the toe of Lucy’s shoe caught on a tree root that poked out of the ground causing her to fall with a cry. “Ughh…stupid nature,” she complained, picking herself up off of the ground into a crouched position.

Looking around quickly, Lucy moved to stand until she saw a figure on the ground a little ways away. She froze, squinting her eyes as she tried to figure out what the mass was. “It’s a person!” Lucy gasped, immediately springing to her feet with her medical bag in hand as she raced over.

Before she reached him she caught sight of his uniform and stopped in her tracks. That wasn’t a Fiore uniform. It was one from Alvarez. But his uniform was stained with blood, she could tell that from over here. For all she knew he was dead. Or he could be saved.

Pushing away any thoughts she started hurrying to him again. No matter what country he was from, which side he fought for, he was still human. No one deserved to be left alone, injured in the woods to die.

Lucy knelt beside him, putting her hand on his neck and waited. She felt a tiny pulse showing that he was still fighting to stay alive. “Just hang in here,” she murmured, moving her hand to unbutton his shirt.

Just as her fingers brushed against the material, a hand shot up, grabbing her wrist tightly. Lucy stifled a scream, only letting out a soft gasp as her eyes moved up to his face where blazing green eyes glared at her. But they were the most striking eyes she had ever seen. His pink bangs framing them perfectly.

“Who are you?” the man growled, not letting go of her but at least his grip on her wrist, although tight, wasn’t enough to hurt her…yet.

Lucy swallowed hard, sitting up a bit taller so she appeared stronger than she felt. “My name is Lucy Heartfilia. I am the head medic of Fiore’s army. I found you here hurt so I’m going to help you.”

Lucy watched as the man’s glare disappeared and shifted into a look of surprise. “You want to help me? Your enemy?” he asked warily, brows knitting in suspicion.

“Yes, I do,” the blonde nodded her head firmly, her eyes narrowed. “No matter what I am a medic and my job is to heal people and I will do that. So do you want my help or not?”

She watched as the man stared her down for another moment before sighing and letting go of her wrist. “Sure thing, it’s not like I have anything to lose.”

Lucy let her hard expression soften as he agreed. “That is true but you don’t have to worry. I’m not a soldier, I’m not going to kill you. That would be going against everything I live by,” she unbuttoned his shirt, this time him allowing her to. “What’s your name?”

The pink haired soldier, blinked, seeming surprised that she even bothered to ask before he smiled somewhat wryly, and a soft chuckle escaped his mouth, as obvious exhaustion bore down him him. “Natsu,” he stated “The name’s Natsu.”

anonymous asked:

do you know how you're gonna avoid ndrv3 spoilers until it comes out in English?? because I really would love to play the game w/o knowing all the murders and stuff but on this site idk how to avoid spoilers and I'm following a lot of dr blogs I don't want to just unfollow mutuals ygm???? what should I do????

Yes hello there anon, sorry for only responding now, I was pretty tired last night after streaming! Anyway, I’ll just list pretty much everything that I have planned and hope that it’ll help you out:

On tumblr:

1. Of course, blacklist the heck out of “ndrv3 spoilers” and other v3 name variants like “drv3 spoilers”, etc. If you wanna be extra careful and don’t mind not seeing the characters for a while blacklist the whole ndrv3 tag overall.

2. Close submissions. People can just send you an ask if they want to show you something.

3. Turn off anonymous. I personally won’t do this, but more about that in the next point.

4. Really silly sounding, but if possible, get someone who understands what spoilers are/or is into Danganronpa themselves and doesn’t mind spoilers and let them check your ask box. It has to be someone you trust of course, I trust my best friend with everything so she will check my ask box for me to prevent spoilers. I’ll leave anon on for the shy ones.

5. Check your favorite blogs and mutuals to see if they have written about spoilers in their description or in a link on their blog. “I will tag spoilers” “I won’t tag spoilers” is a common phrase I see for bigger blogs to give you a warning beforehand. If they don’t say anything about spoilers on their blog check their past entries to see if they actually tag things (including spoilers).

6. Yeah, you’ll probably have to unfollow them if they don’t tag spoilers and refuse to do so for whatever reason (which is completely ok). Just write those blogs down and go follow again after you’ve played through NDRV3 yourself.

7. I personally will go on Hiatus on the release date of the English localisation because I am sure my dash will blow up that day. I will play the game myself, then come back onto my blog. I’ll announce this beforehand.

8. No more tumblr mobile.

9. A lot of mutuals will probably also wait for the English release, so you’ll prolly be on the same boat, you might wanna talk to them about it. Chances are they will not even reblog any spoilers.

10. Make tumblr chat available for blogs you follow only.

11. Add “No spoilers about NDRV3 please” in your description and/or ask box. Yes, there might be jerks who want to ruin your experience through ask box, but with the precautions I’m taking I’m just gonna let my friend block them without me even seeing those spoilers. Too bad for them.

Outside of tumblr:

1. Youtube. New Youtube account. No clicking or watching Danganronpa videos. You might get recommendations about NDRV3 that way, including spoilery thumbnails and/or spoilery titles.

2. Discord/Skype. No more group chats where people you don’t know properly yet are. I will leave all Discord groups that are DR-based aside from my streaming group because I completely trust them.

3. AO3. No searching through Danganronpa - All Media Types (or the NDRV3 of course) fanfics. Check just game/other specifics like Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc nd stuff. Possibly block NDRV3 fanfics too in case someone decided to put the ndrv3 cast and previous casts together.

4. For all of those who go to Cons with a cosplay: It probably won’t be a good idea to cosplay a NDRV3 character before you have played the game. I don’t wanna limit you on this, but it is possible that someone would accidentally slip a few spoilery words out towards you without even meaning it.

5. Streaming-sites. Including art streaming site Picarto. You prolly won’t want to join if you don’t know the streamer properly and see that they’re making DR art or is streaming DR content.

6. As a streamer yourself. I personally will start private streaming and giving the links to people I know frequent my streams/people whom I trust only. This option on Picarto is only available with a Premium account.

7. Google. You know google is the big source for all those sweet, sweet Danganronpa spoilers. Heard of Danganronpa for the first time and you’re googling the pics? Well, too bad, scroll just a tiny bit down and you’ve been spoiled. You probably don’t want to google Danganronpa after it’s been a while since the release.

8. This should be a given: Danganronpa Wikia. It’s a spoiler landmine, don’t go on there. Even if you just want to add a picture for a previous game’s character, the most recent pictures added to the Wiki will show up and they are most likely going to be things such as executions and other spoilers.

9. Ask people (tumblr or outside, whatever) when the English NDRV3 will be instead of trying to search it yourself (unless you get like a heads up on your dashboard or something).

BONUS:
Download MP3 (music only) or MP4 (video) files of YouTube videos if you:
-Want to still listen to DR OST and your only source has been YouTube up to now. Go download your favorite tracks in MP3 format to listen to them privately so you do not have to try and wiggle your way around through YouTube only to see a spoiler.
-Want to still watch some videos. Perhaps you want to download the NDRV3 trailers and maybe the opening too (which I suspect will come out before the game just like the DR2 opening if I’m not mistaken), or other DR videos. Download them in MP4 format instead of going on a risky adventure on the DR side of YouTube.

My thoughts on when NDRV3 might come out:
This is just my pure speculation and nothing official of course, but I thought I’d voice my expectations for the waiting time on here:

DR1 JP first release (PSP): 25th of November 2010
DR1 NA first release (Vita): 11th of February 2014
-> a 3 year and 78 days gap

SDR2 JP first release (PSP): 26th of July 2012
SDR2 NA first release (Vita): 2nd September 2014
-> a 2 year and 99 days gap

DR:AE JP first release (Vita): 25th of September 2014
DR:AE NA first release (Vita): 1st September 2014
-> a 11 months and 7 days gap

EU and AUS release are usually just a few days after NA release.
I personally suspect that it will take less than a year, just like DR:AE. I heard DR:AE didn’t do so well in NA, apparently? I cannot say this for sure, but I’m hoping that that doesn’t scare them off since NDRV3 is a main series title after all. I am hoping it will take 8 months, but do not take my word for that. This is gonna be a tedious wait.

I hope this helps at least a little bit.

Gardens and Tennis Balls

Author: @hips-bef0re-hands
Rating: M
Summary: This is my attempt at a post-Were Monster fic. It has a few of the same elements as my post-Founders Mutation fic. Special thanks to @jamofappreciation for her patience with formatting issues and being my beta. I am also throwing this in for @leiascully‘s XF writing challenge: Pets. 

My other revival fics can be found
here (post FM-angst) 
here (set within MASMTWM-smut)

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It had been a busy week. She had forgotten how much she enjoyed working for the FBI, but she had also forgotten how much paperwork could be involved. Mulder had spent much of the day questioning suspects in their latest case, while she tied up the loose ends of their last.

They had fallen back into their working groove and although they were not officially back together, she knew that it was only a matter of time before they would find their romantic lives entwined, once again, with their professional lives.

As she opened her front door and bent down to pick up the mail, when she was met with two eyes. Two very guilty looking eyes.

Keep reading

Carisi-centric thoughts on Ep 18x01

I’ll start with some overall thoughts all of which may not be pleasant, because we have a new showrunner.

The episode was tense but unevenly paced. The format felt very old school L&O. The first half is the case, and the second half is the trial. In the first half the ADA/lawyers barely appear, and in the second half the cops barely appear. That may be because of Rick Eid’s L&O past, but I’m not sure that’s a good thing.

I do think it’ll be great to get more Barba In Action scenes, because the courtroom stuff was almost non-existent at times in the last few seasons, but they need to work on the episode structure a little more. Characters kept disappearing for large chunks of the ep, and the tone was all over the place, which ruined the flow. Half the time it was like “OMG GUNS, SHOOTINGS, DEATH” and the rest of the time it was all somber and lowkey.

Also, the squad is severely understaffed. It was glaring in this ep. Sonny and Amanda kept working all the leads. Liv still gets out there, and Fin is still barely there (plus he’ll be the Sergeant soon), so there are only two detectives left. We really need another squad member or two.

And another thing, regarding Daddy Dodds; I posted that I was excited to see Liv struggling with her guilt, and having to deal with the grieving father of the cop she lost, but what we got in the premiere was not that. It was the classic, standard, same-old “Olivia has an asshole boss” storyline we’ve gotten so many times before. Peter Gallagher brought it, especially in that one moment when he explicitly blamed her, but the writing was just not there for anything more complex. And Dodds himself was never really acknowledged, certainly not by his teammates. My already low expectations were not met.

But let’s get to Sonny :D

Sonny’s New Hair

FLAWLESS.

Sonny’s Butt

YES.

No but seriously, we did get two nice butt shots, for some reason, one of which was unecessarily long lol what am i saying it was totally necessary, thank you @nbcsvu

Sonny’s Grey Pants

TIGHT AS EVER ANd ok ok let’s get to the serious stuff.

Sonny’s Temper

I was a little taken aback by Sonny’s anger, and I’m not going to lie, I really hope it was this particular case which triggered his reaction and not an overall character shift. The truth is, Sonny is the de facto male lead now (as opposed to the comic relief, which he was in S16, and the strong supporting player he was in S17), and I fear the SVU writers don’t know how to write for a male lead without resorting to anger and violence.

That said, I would appreciate seeing Sonny further shifting into a leadership role within the squad. With each season, we’ve gotten a slightly different iteration of him (and Peter has somehow managed to keep the character consistent). If last night’s episode was a sign of that, fine. As long as it’s done organically and not by changing the essence of the character.

Also, to be fair, Sonny has been physical before (with Tommy, when he thought Bella was being cheated on, and with certain perps like that creepy dentist who molested his niece). And this was a very out-of-the-ordinary case which warranted his agitation. I still don’t know why he had to, like, yell like that, but I’m hopeful it was just premiere intensity (everything turned up to eleven). I mean, in one scene Sonny was like ‘oh well, let’s check out this address I guess’ and in the next he was like “DO YOU PAY HIS RENTTTT???????!!!!!!” Which, again, pacing and tonal issues. All over this episode. Even Fin was off. I hope they course-correct.

Sonny and Continuity

Thankfully we didn’t go wrong there. First of all, we got a classic Dr. Carisi moment, when he was all “I can tell from this note that this boy’s mother loves him deeply,” because Sonny is a non-licensed therapist, obviously. Not to mention, Dr. Carisi continues to always be right (the mom did love her kid, despite everything). Secondly, we got a solid reference to Sonny’s love of food (spanakopita!) and the fact Sonny literally knows every single diner plus their specialty. Also, we got know-it-all Sonny, when he was all “obviously they cut him loose, Rollins, they can get more leads that way, have you never watched a network procedural???”

And we also got, “Promise.” We got perceptive Sonny, knowing Liv is in a bad place. Knowing she’s worried, knowing she doesn’t want to lose anyone else. I said it in a previous post, but that was such a sweet, genuinely caring thing to say. “Promise.” That’s what Liv wanted to hear, and Sonny wanted to reassure her. That’s what he does. He always knows when his work family has problems (Liv, Barba, Amanda) and he always knows just what to say. Oh and another point for continuity, because Sonny continues to be sassy (his face when Fin put that racist asshole in his place? Gold.).

I gotta say, I also think Peter did a lot to keep Sonny in character despite the mostly expository writing and the added yelling. His lines didn’t help, but his expressions did. The sassy moment with Fin, the sassy moment with Amanda (“Call Barba”), the hilarious look he exchanged with Barba, the way he looked at Liv when she said “follow my lead” (because she sounded shaky, and he was concerned). I trust Peter to keep Sonny, well, Sonny. Always.

Sonny and The Law

A missed opportunity. There was an important question at the center of the episode, but there was no real discussion of it. I would have loved to get everyone’s thoughts on it, not just Liv’s. She did argue with Barba, but it was so soft and friendly. I wish someone had gone against her with arguments, instead of anger (like Daddy Dodds did). Speaking of, Daddy Dodds did quip “omg Liv, are you a cop or a defense attorney?” but Sonny is both a cop and an attorney, and we didn’t get to hear his opinion. Or anyone else’s. I would have appreciated, say, Liv and Amanda agreeing 100% and Sonny and Fin (lol who?) disagreeing with them, partially (like Barba) or competely. Like we used to get on early SVU.

The Barisi Corner

Again, I said it before, but they have come SO far. For them to share a knowing look, like that, for Barba to turn to Sonny, of all people, as if to say “omg Carisi do you believe this shit?”, that’s big. Sonny used to be the cause of those eye rolls, and now he’s in on them. That little moment (for which I credit Peter and Raul, who love working together :D) perfectly displayed their continued closeness, and Barba’s changed attitude. Yet another point for continuity.

Also yes they stood next to each other and Sonny was mixing patterns and that tie was very Barba-esque and they look so handsome when they’re in the same frame and they’re in love :’) wait no, that’s in my upcoming episode tag yes you heard me i’m writing it

Stray Thoughts

Death threats? What death threats?

Fin taking the Sergeant’s exam? What is a Fin?

Rollins has a kid? Where?

Hostage Negotiation? lol nah, Tucker will still be investigating cops.

Non-Stray, Perfectly Relevant Thought

Peter and Raul were looking especially delicious. I love their new hair.

Hello and welcome to Nintendask!

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but here is a helpful tip guide into the wonderful world of Nintendask~

So what is Nintendask? Well, it’s a community of role playing and ask blogs here on Tumblr pertaining to characters from Nintendo games! Of course it’s not a purely homogenous community, and everyone has a different style of story telling and interacting with other blogs, but here’s a general guide for all of you fresh faced blogs out there.

GLOSSARY:

  • Muse is the generally preferred term for characters here on Tumblr, as they are the characters who inspire us to create! They can be original characters or preexisting characters from any given franchise, and their behavior is up to the Mun’s interpretation.
  • Muns are the people who run the blogs! The origin of the term is up for debate, but the general consensus is that it is either an abbreviation of the spanish word “mundo” or the English world “mundane”, which mean “world” or “of the world” respectively (since we the writers exist here in this world, and not the worlds of our characters :p ). However, some people prefer to be known as Mods (moderators) instead.
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Maynard James Keenan on New Book, Tool LP: 'Do I Seem Like a Lazy Person?'

Maynard James Keenan is an industry unto himself. Once known primarily as Tool’s enigmatic, vocally astonishing frontman, Keenan has evolved into an ever-prolific creative force. As fans continue to wait patiently, or not so, for news of Tool’s long-rumored fifth LP, Keenan continues to busy himself with all sorts of other endeavors — art-pop collective Puscifer; his winemaking outlet, Caduceus Cellars — that have been going on way too long to be considered mere side projects. Add one more to the list: Word emerged today that Keenan is collaborating with seasoned writer-editor Sarah Jensen on an authorized biography.

Maynard James Keenan’s Authorized Biography Coming Fall 2016

We reached Keenan by phone to discuss the writing process, the day’s happenings at Caduceus and, yes, what’s up with that long-awaited Tool album.

Can you give me the backstory on this book? How did it come about?
One of my best friends in high school, we’re still close, his sister’s a writer, she’s 10 years older than we are; she’s kind of been around for a while, of course, seeing everything that went on pre–high school, high school, etc. So I approached her, because she’s a writer, so I wanted to see if she was interested in helping me work on a semi-autobiography. Because I didn’t really want to write it as an autobiography, first-person — I’d rather have it be more in story form, like you’re kind of along for the journey, with sidebars by me throughout, in my voice, kind of expanding on particular instances or anecdotes. But for the most part, it’s just she and I on the phone a couple times a week, just going over timelines, going over stories, etc.

Why did you feel that now was the time to tell your story in this format? I imagine people have approached you before with the idea of doing a book.
I wasn’t really sure how long it would take to actually pull off writing a book, but I was kind of shooting for my 50th birthday, but we didn’t really get the conversations going quickly enough to get it done in my 50th year. So it’ll end up being a little later.

So I assume the fact that you were already friendly with the writer made this process more appealing than working with a stranger.
Right, because she already knows where I come from. She’s from there, so there’s a lot of holes that can be filled in just basically because she grew up where I grew up.

You’ve obviously talked about your life a million times in interviews and in the documentary that you did, Blood Into Wine. Were there particular things that you wanted to share with people that you felt hadn’t been dealt with in previous accounts of your life?
I guess so. I mean there’s always that perception that whatever you’ve done that’s the largest media-friendly thing in your life, where the world came to know of you, there’s a perception that there was no life before, and that you were nothing before. There’s a lot of stuff that went on in my life that nobody really knows about. So I feel like this is the chance to show the patterns, tell a story.

“Most people want to hear the kiss-and-tell crap, the garbage on the bus. That’s boring to me.”

Can you think of a particular aspect of your life that was one of those hidden things that we might look forward to reading about in this book?

[Laughs] Nice one. Do you want me to go ahead and talk about it now so you don’t have to buy the book, or …?

[Laughs] Well, I’m just looking for a little bit to whet our appetite.
No, there’s just a lot of things that have happened in my life prior to music that have been talked about but not many details. So this book goes into more details and kind of gives you a timeline, shows you even more family history, going back to pre–Revolutionary War. So just a lot of things mapped out.

Did you learn anything about yourself or your family in the course of this process?
Absolutely, because you start seeing patterns. And I think that’s part of the exercise, as well. When you get to a certain age, you think you’ve learned everything, and when you start really putting these patterns together, you start seeing your own patterns of behavior, and it’s an opportunity to fix them, you know?

Sounds a little bit like therapy … 
Yeah, artist therapy.

Presumably you’ve read your share of artist memoirs or biographies. What do you think makes a good or bad one?
It all depends on the reader, I suppose. Most people want to hear the kiss-and-tell crap, the garbage on the bus. That’s boring to me. “We threw a piano out a window!” That’s been done a million times before even Buddy Rich was around. Just a lot of things that you read in biographies, I feel like they’re just kiss-and-tell war stories. The ones I prefer are when they get more into the psychology and the decision-making process, not really who you know and “… then I met the president.” Those are boring. I’m more concerned about or more interested in crossroads, where the person in their story comes to a crossroads, and they make a decision, and you see the effects, the cause-and-effect process of those decisions.

Can you think of a particular biography you’ve read that had what you’re aiming for with your own?
Bowie, he had some solid memoirs. That’s the only one that comes to mind at the moment. But again, we’re trying to write this a little bit more, almost like you’re following a character through a story. If you’ve ever read John Crowley’s Little, Big, it’s quite a brain-teaser, a fantastic fantasy novel with multiple dimensional layers of story. So if I had to kind of put the book in perspective, it would be something like that. 

“There’s always that perception that whatever you’ve done that’s the largest media-friendly thing in your life … that there was no life before.”

Since you said this isn’t written in the first-person, did you give Sarah carte blanche to talk to everyone else in your life?
Oh, yeah, we had lists and lists of people that I’ve come in contact with throughout my life, some of which are no longer living, so we couldn’t quite get their story, but yeah, a lot of it is shared paths, so when we’re talking to old friends of mine, we’re not really necessarily talking about me; we’re talking about the experiences we had with some other teacher, coach, elder … space, time, those kind of things.

In terms of all that data that she’s collecting, is everything coming back through you, or are you giving her license to just incorporate it as she sees fit?
She’ll write section-by-section; we’ll go back and edit and fix and tweak, section-by-section, chapter-by-chapter. We have conversations twice a week to just go over … She’ll send me the chapters, and I’ll read them through, and then she’ll have questions or clarifications, contradictions. You talk to somebody else; they didn’t remember it the same way, so you had to rack your brain and go, “OK, was I drunk? Did I sleep through that?” A lot of just editing, fact-checking. But we’re pretty much … For the most part, it’s not complete, but it’s 90 percent complete, so we’re hoping to have it out by fall, next fall.

You mentioned this third-person format with sidebars. How did you come up with the idea of writing sidebars in your voice?
Well, because she was writing the whole book as if you’re observing this path, and I’m not actually speaking, sometimes it felt better, if we get off the path, it was better to have it in my voice to kind of tell those sidebar stories.

When you were working on that part of it, were there any writers you wanted to emulate?
No, it’s all just in my voice. And like I said, [Sarah] is a writer in her own right, so letting her let her voice speak, as far as how she’s telling the story. We’re co-writing this, so it’s important for her voice to be as loud as mine.

Even for an avid fan, it’s tough to keep your career straight: your different bands and the winemaking and everything else you do. Was there a certain element of wanting to have everything on the same plane, to reconcile everything you do in one place? Was that part of the impetus to want to do this?
I would imagine that’s kind of a collateral benefit. If you just see an artist as an artist, then anything goes. If you see them as having a job and a role, if you need to compartmentalize, just because you’re lazy, I suppose, it makes it easy if Steven Tyler just remains “Steven Tyler in Aerosmith,” I guess that’s easier for you. There’s a lot of shit going on in the world. You don’t have the patience to have all that kind of space on your mental hard drive to keep all that shit straight; it’s just easier if people maintain that line, but I’m just not that person. So I guess maybe a collateral benefit of this project will be that you can kind of see a through-line of a creative process.

“You talk to somebody else; they didn’t remember it the same way, so you had to rack your brain and go, ‘OK, was I drunk? Did I sleep through that?’”

You mentioned this idea of people wanting to assign you to one role, or of one thing you’ve done taking up more space in the media, is that something that you worry about, that people know you as the guy from Tool and aren’t paying as much attention to the other things you’re doing? Or are your more just, like, “I’m going to do this stuff, and however people take it is fine.”
That’s always been the my M.O. As an artist, you just have to follow your path, and you have to follow those movements. Whatever little inclination or inspiration comes your way, it’s kind of your job as an artist to follow them. I don’t know … I kind of agree with Joni Mitchell that the whole idea of picking a trade and sticking to it is kind of limiting; the idea of a jack-of-all-trades is far more appealing.

Does the desire to want to write this book have anything to do with being a father and wanting to have some kind of a record for your kids?
Well, but I’ve been a father for 20 years, so that might have been part of it, but not necessarily.

Do you see the book primarily as a selfish thing, then, and it’s sort of a secondary benefit for other people to want to check it out?
Yeah, I think so. That would probably be more accurate. I think most people, when it comes to celebrities, they think of the word selfish as being negative, but when it comes to art, you have to be selfish, you have to be in your own space and kind of make that space — it’s a very selfish space — to create from. Otherwise, you’re part of a corporation, and you’re moving at the whims of your boss-slash-public. As a true artist, you have to be a little selfish to exist in that space, find that connection, that human connection with the intangible connections, whether it’s digital or cosmic, whatever. You have to find your connection.

You obviously have to be aware that you have a huge fan base that wants to know all the details of your life. Is there a certain element of “Here’s all the information — now we don’t need to go over my personal life anymore.”
No … I’d have to think about that. I don’t think. I think, again, I’m just approaching this like any other creative process, or creative project. I’m just writing a story — it just happens to be about my life.

You must be pretty busy with this book and the upcoming Puscifer album and tour. What’s going on with your winemaking?
I just dumped out, a ton and a half at a time, I just dumped out three bins of various fermentations that were finishing up; I’m pressing all day. Four and a half tons of fruit I just dug out. So we’re still in the process of pressing; everything’s in, in the cellar. I’m kind of just … whenever there’s a gap, I work on other stuff. But as far as the book’s concerned, most of that was two conversations a week for a couple hours at a time with Sarah, and then she does the heavy lifting by putting it all together and coming back. I just kind of make sure she’s on the right track.

So there was a conversation you had a couple weeks back with one of our writers, and he asked about the progress of the new Tool album, and you mentioned that there was no music to work with. And last year, another Rolling Stone writer talked to Danny and Adam, and they said that there was some new material. Can you help us get to the bottom of where you’re at with the new record?
Do I seem like a lazy person to you?

Of course not.
OK — that’s all I can really say.

So …
They’re working hard in their own way; I’m working hard in my own way, and I’ve got nothin’ for ya.

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