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gosh i’m getting tired of these professional journalists who spend more time talking about Lxa, a character who died over 10 episodes ago and is no longer on the show, than they do on Bellamy Blake, one of the two lead stars of the show.

If they can’t review the show as it airs then why are they reviewing the show at all?

You want to talk about L’s effect on the show as it continues on? Ok. That’s fine, but how about you not ignore the actual story lines and main characters that we are actually watching on the show. 

Your bias is getting in the way of you doing your job. How about some professional integrity?

Energy (Alexander/Reader)

Alexander is vry OOC here and I’m sorry. For @meyers-princess :)

Prompt: reader drinks too many energy drinks, leaving Alexander to deal with it

Length: 728 words

Warnings: None

Note: requests and reviews give me life <3 also, i wasn’t sure how to end it, so have a crappy ending

In retrospect, the whole idea had been terrible, and you weren’t sure exactly why you’d done it. Perhaps the idea was born out of the jealousy of how Alexander could stay up all night with only coffee as a lifeline, yet you couldn’t stay up half as late with a single energy drink. But with a project due the next day and a serious case of procrastination, you ended up sitting at your desk, well into the night, four empty energy drinks surrounding your laptop.

The copious amounts of caffeine buzzed inside you and, with one look at the clock to reveal it was past midnight, you had never felt more awake. Leaping up from your place at the desk, you decided that now would be the best time to wake up your long-time boyfriend, Alexander.

Without much care for the noise you made, you crept over to the bed where Alexander slept soundly, gentle snores emitting from where his face was pressed into the pillow. He’d been sleeping more and more recently, claiming it was all thanks to you. Something about you calmed him, he said.

Well, you were the opposite of calm right now.

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Gonna be frank here @besttubahorse: I adore Meridian. But…

Lets start at the beginning:

  • The colors are already pretty much spot on, and the only thing I changed was the outline color of the mane, since it was too dark
  • As an avid ASMR fan, I adore the concept of Meridian. An ASMR studio? Yes please.
  • The overall look is very good! The hair is very unique and the red stripe stands out very nicely!
  • I cant really make out the cutie mark, but it seems to be a blue and purple flower, which contrasts nicely with the coat and fits the overall feel of the OC.

So yeah. Great OC, just needed a small tweak.

Any Duchess Will Do - Tessa Dare

Ashley’s Fast & Dirty Review™, because I’m a grad student who works full time while also trying to have a personal life and I don’t have time for that in-depth nonsense.  Will probably contain spoilers. 

The Plot: Griffin’s mother drugs & kidnaps him and forces him to choose a wife from among the ladies at Spindle Cove, literally while they are having tea and just trying to enjoy their lives. (Rude.) Griffin picks Pauline, the barmaid knowing full well she could never become a duchess, allowing him to get one over on his mother.  But that Pauline, she is something transcendent indeed. 

The Good:

  • I adore class divisions in romance and this is quite a drastic one.
  • Griffin is pretty much head-over-heels from the word go, which is great because he isn’t overly superior or condescending towards my sweet Pauline.  Well, he is a little later, but she pays him back for it and it is wonderful.
  • Oh, dear, she just insulted their kiss and now he’s going to teach her a lesson…It’s a good lesson, very thorough and necessarily harsh.
  • They are both so silly when they let their guards down - the balcony scene is the strangest, yet sexiest disaster I’ve read in a long time.
  • GODDAMN IT - he needs love and comfort so badly and she needs protecting and to be treasured they are making heart hurt.
  • “There were few things that gave him more satisfaction in life than bringing pleasure to a woman.”  God bless you, Griff.
  • “He gave her again.  He gave her more.  He gave her stroke after stroke of pounding bliss, and she was utterly laid waste.”
  • Mild Spoiler: Honestly, when she calls him “your grace” right before they you know on his desk - I died a little.
  • “There could be a thousand ranks between us, and I would not give one damn.  Every blue-blooded vein in this body pounds with desire for you.”  Have mercy, your grace, I beg you!

The Bad:

  • Ms. Dare is my queen, you guys should know this by now.  But I did cry, quite a bit during this book, because, as I’ve said, I’m a sentimental crybaby, so, it’s bound to happen.

The Verdict: If you are prone to sobbing over fictional characters who are so sweet and lovely and in need of love and care and devotion, have your tissues handy.  This is a beautiful book about beautiful souls with beautiful bits of wisdom to impart.  I loved every single word.

Five Stars

For my fifty-sixth Evangelion book review, here is Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Q E-conte Shuu (Evangelion New Theatrical Edition: Q Storyboards Collection), published by Groundworks.  This is a new book that just came out this week, and it is devoted to storyboards for the Evangelion: 3.0 movie.  (If you also want to see storyboards for the Evangelion: 1.0 and 2.0 movies, check out my fifty-fourth and fifty-fifth book reviews.  Or for storyboards from the original Evangelion TV series, take a look at my twenty-seventh review!)

This book is not available in English or French, but there are plenty of pictures.  It also has a removable dust jacket, however there isn’t any alternate cover art hidden underneath.  But that’s okay, because the book has plenty of interesting stuff inside, such as this lovely scene when Shinji sees Kaworu playing the piano:

The column on the left is for dialogue (or other sometimes other audio for the scene), the column in the middle is rough sketches of the visuals for the scene, and the column on the right has additional instructions such as camera directions.  However, as you can see above, sometimes the visuals are just too big to be contained in only one column… the topmost shot of Kaworu at the piano was so large that it extended into the left and right columns!

Keep reading for the rest of the book review, plus a few more pictures!

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anonymous asked:

Who are you talking about? because if you're talking about eric, don't even bother. He has always hated bellamy and has loved L/CL and imo he has never acted professionally. His opinions are subjective, biased and preconceived. I feel he's like an anti, he's blind, analyzes Bellamy as a shipper and is not even able to appreciate Bob's work.

Yeah. He pissed me off to start with but I wasn’t talking about him this time. A reviewer on vulture. Sorry, I shouldn’t have vague posted. I don’t like to talk about other people’s meta, but it’s starting to piss me off that these are the professionals and they’re acting like fangirls. And I get gushing about things you love, but bitterness about what you lost and refusal to look at your ships’ romantic rival who is the hero of the show? 

I went to look because i saw a great quote on bob, but she basically gave him a backhanded compliment about never getting to show emotion before, and was still going on about L, so I needed to double check if I was seeing the bias for real that I thought I was seeing. And in all four episode recaps, she just glossed over Bellamy’s role in the show, ignored Bellamy and Clarke’s relationship entirely, despite it featuring heavily, and thus all the moral and ethical and leadership decisions that were at the heart of the first three episodes, brought up Lxa in every episode, basically implied that Clarke couldn’t lead without the good influence of L, and went into a long rant in the 4.01 episode because she is not over it and no. She can’t look at the show objectively. She called their decision to put each others names on the list selfish and compared them to mother/daughter relationships. lol. 

I swear. And people say I’m biased. Are these the “objective reviewers” who are proving me wrong? Because, uhm got some news for you friends. They ain’t objective. 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire- A review of the Movie

So, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to reread and rewatch all the HP books and movies (more than once, if I have the time) and I have a lot of opinions, I always have, so I thought I could do a lil review of GoF (since I rewatched it just now), and if you sunshines like it, I might continue with OotP and so on, and do the first three movies later on too! 

Keep in mind these are my personal opinions, I don’t mean to impose them on anyone, I just thought I’d share! The review includes both, good and bad elements that I recorded as I watched, and includes stuff I just generally like/don’t like as well as stuff that’s different to the books. Anyway, I’m gonna stop droning on now, and get on with it, hope you enjoy loves!


  • “Moody’s” entrance is so extra, reminds me of me tbh
  • The hint we get of Hagrid fancying Madame Maxime when he stabs my buddy Flitwick with a fork
  • There is marshmallows included in the feast
  • Crouch’s stache
  • Cedric (need I say more???)
  • The whole “Find another place for ya gum Seamus” bit
  • Malfoy squealing like a child when the spider is on his face in DADA
  • How good Matthew Lewis is, talented fucker
  • Seeing Viktor put his name in and make googly eyes at Hermione (foreshadowing much?)
  • Dumbledore being dramatic af and dimming all the lights before the names come out
  • Dumbledore’s alliteration game (“chalice of champions”, “vessel of victory”)
  • Harry’s name still steaming when he’s given it, how extra can you get?
  • Snape having some chill
  • The first appearance of the pensieve, my fave
  • Reeta Skeeter being perfectly portrayed
  • “My eyes aren’t glistening with the ghosts of my past” iconic
  • The appearance of the male me, Sirius Black, which I will forever cherish even though it’s just in the fireplace
  • “I’m not an owl.” same Hermione, same

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review on the short RTC bit with Loki and Pietro

Mmm. Interactions with Pietro are not my thing. I never liked Marvel’s Pietro. I considered him a two dimensional boring character, and when Fox showed us their Pietro, that feeling grew. Sorry. I just don’t like him :/

okay good for you????


Stim toy review(bad lighting and talking to much)

anonymous asked:

clarke 'can't even lead without the influence of L'??? wow. well she did a pretty good job of that with bellamy in S1, and in most of S2 before L gave her some shitty ass advice, and then after L abandoned her and forced her, bell, and monty to save their people on their own. but yeah, she can't lead without L. If L was a man people would be screaming about how horribly sexist that interpretation was. goddamn.

Those are my words. She didn’t say that. She said

Clarke is still trying to figure out what kind of leader she is, and she doesn’t have [L/xa] around anymore to help her. [x]

Oh lxa, the wise leader who kicked ambassadors out the window and betrayed like every last one of her allies and told clarke love was a weakness and blew up her own village so that the mission could succeed but a few episodes later, ditched the mission because her cupcake warriors were too precious to lose in war with an almost defeated enemy. The same leader who decided Clarke should decide for her people, from afar, what was best for them, without ever actually talking to them. 

I don’t know. This reviewer goes back and forth between good insight and propping up her favorites while tearing down those she doesn’t like. L and Octavia are her favorites. Seriously, paragraph after paragraph about Octavia, on and on. Half of each episode recap is all Octavia. And she does not like Bellamy. Crickets when it comes to his storyline. 

Okay, no more asks on this subject. I’m getting too negative and I don’t like doing this. Go read the recaps yourself. See what you think. 

Cloak and Dagger - taking out the trash, literally

Fandom: Mad Max: Fury Road

pairing: pre-Furiosa/Max

May contain possible triggers

Cloak and Dagger by Owlship takes place in a modern setting. Furiosa is browsing adds when she comes across one that seems to look to hire a murder, working with safe houses for the abused her bells start ringing. What she actually finds is a injured highway patrol officer named Max.

A classic misunderstanding fic, with assassins - or not. It’s really cute, Max being a generally awkward being and Furiosa gearing up to deal with an imagined situation far worse than reality. I like the idea, misunderstanding fics are quite common but this feels rather fresh and I enjoy how the author incorporated elements of canon adapting them to fit the story they were creating. The wives, Vuvalini and Joe may not be mentioned or making cameos but they are somehow present, one can feel them when reading between the lines. It’s a sweet story, without being too sugary, and the lenght of it is just right! You can find it here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9464834 

anonymous asked:

Both Shikako Indiana Grylls Nara and Sasuke why-the-fck what-the-fck Policeman Uchiha star on Color Time at some point or another. It goes.. interestingly. Interesting because Shikako you were just SITTING DOWN Where did that sealing array come from?? And That One Guy from That One Episode on Sasuke's cop show somehow gets involved?? Why is he here?? How Did He Escape?? The real miracle though is how everything was kept PG and still managed to be solved with Colors and Love.

:D Pretty much, anon!

Shikako might actually have been there for a legit reason–after all, Naruto’s challenge for most interesting painting method is probably an ongoing contest and fuinjutsu-ing color onto a wall sound like it’d be fun. Or maybe using different colors for the same seal array leads to different outcomes?

Sasuke’s is more of an accidental–the perp I’m chasing stumbled through an episode of Colour Time, thankfully all the would-be-censored parts were covered (possibly by a quick thinking Sai who just had a paint animal block the view)–and that very well could have been one of those bizarre “and painting out their feelings solved the problem.”

John Lloyd Young - The Language of Soul

People who don’t know about @johnlloydyoungfriends often ask me, “Why do you fly across the country or drive several hours to see someone perform?  Is it really worth it?  Is he really that good?”

So I explain that yes, he really is that good, and it is completely worth it - and why.  After seeing him perform Tuesday night at Cafe Carlyle, I have even more reasons to give them as to why they should take any opportunity they can to experience a JLY show.

JLY proves that he can take any song and make it his own, no matter what language the song happens to be in.  He takes the time to explain a little bit about each song, and it’s a pleasure to learn more about these songs and why they are so special.  But even if he didn’t, we would still be moved - with JLY, music is truly the universal language as he not only performs each selection fluently, but with so much emotion that you can’t help but feel every word and note along with him.  He sang “Ming Ri Tian Ya (If Tomorrow Comes)”, which I have heard several times but still moves me to tears.  It was my first time to hear him sing “Usted”, which is a song I already loved…but hearing him perform it took my breath away.  He debuted a new language this time at The Carlyle, performing “Parla Più Piano (the theme from The Godfather) with so much passion that you could feel it throughout the room.  He was born to sing in Italian - and not just because he is Italian.  It’s because he feels it in his soul, which he does with every song he chooses in any language.  He told us how he learned this song because it was requested to be sung for the Vice President and his wife a couple of weeks ago, and how nervous he was to do it that first time.  Needless to say, he has perfected it in a short amount of time.  Bigger than Pacino and DeNiro - my hand to God.  :o)  

It was also my first time to hear JLY perform the Doors classic, “The Spy”, and I was definitely not disappointed.  You get that feeling that he just might know the deepest secret fears of everyone in the room, just from the way he performs it.  It’s better than the original, as are “Maybe I’m Amazed” and “To Make You Feel My Love” - he is so good at making all of these songs his own that it’s hard to listen to the original after you’ve heard JLY.  I actually heard “Maybe I’m Amazed” come on the radio as I was driving home from NYC yesterday…and no offense to Sir Paul (who I am a fan of), but his version just didn’t do it for me - it paled in comparison to JLY’s.  It really is a gift to be able to do that with songs like “Just One Smile”, “Since I Fell For You”, and so many others.

Of course he also treated us to “Sherry” with the moves, letting us sing along as well.  Most special for me was “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” - which is a personal favorite of mine for many reasons ever since I was a little girl.  He told us how he has not only sung this one (like “Sherry”) over three thousand times, but how many Presidents and dignitaries he has performed it for, including the recent performance for current Second Lady Karen Pence.  After hearing all of that, it made it even more special to have him serenade us with this song…and yes, that also took my breath away.

One of the best things about seeing JLY perform is hearing all of these various anecdotes that he is gracious enough to share with us, that make us feel like we are all sitting in his living room listening to him share his stories.  Stories about his trip to Cuba with the arts delegation are always touching, especially hearing how he performed for and with Smokey Robinson, and how all of the schoolchildren who met Smokey had no idea who he was, yet ran to him and clung to him like a grandfather because of his sweet spirit.  And one of my favorite things is hearing the stories behind the songs that JLY wrote with Tommy Faragher, as well as songs that Tommy and other songwriters wrote that JLY has chosen to perform and/or record.  It’s always fascinating to hear how a song came about or where the idea came from.  And he really shines on the original material - I can’t wait to hear “Almost There”, “Alone Together”, and “Slow Dawn Calling” on a recording….and I truly do believe that these songs belong on the radio, especially “Slow Dawn Calling”.  I have faith that we will all be hearing it there soon, and that many of the people who ask me if JLY is really that good will take notice and realize it for themselves.  That day is definitely coming.

Other highlights of the night?  Having JLY come and hang out with us at the bar while Tommy and the band performed an amazing instrumental number, watching many members of the Carlyle staff dancing to the music (I caught a reflection of one of them in the mirror by the bar - dancing in the kitchen), and seeing JLY gain new fans that were seated at the bar with us who had never seen him before and were completely blown away.  These two ladies discovered what we all know, and what others will soon discover - that John Lloyd Young is an incredibly talented man with a beautiful soul who can work magic with anything he performs.  He speaks - and sings - the language of soul.  If you have the chance to see him perform, do it, whenever and wherever you can.  He really is THAT good.  :o)