one of my favourite sets honestly :)

some of the pranks green day has pulled on other bands
  • kaiser chiefs: green day brings an entire jazz band onto the stage during their set.
  • prima donna: crashes their set with toilet paper, confetti, booze, and costumes. also filled their dressing with smoke and confetti.
  • franz ferdiand: gets a bunch of random guys to play bagpipes onstage to while wearing kilts. also toilet paper flies everywhere.
  • jet: green day goes onstage dressed up as animals with a bunch of male strippers. the male strippers start taking their clothes off onstage.
  • the bravery: popcorn, mascots, male strippers, and toilet paper everywhere. the bravery actually got revenge on green day by “recreating” woodstock 94 and having mud flying around during their set.
  • rise against: tre cool brings a foosball table onstage and starts playing it with the band members during their show.
  • billy talent: tre cool gets the sound people to create a loud bang during the song “rusted from the rain”. the entire band gets really scared but then laugh after realizing it was tre pranking them.
  • paramore: same thing as billy talent. tre cool creates an unexpected explosion. 
  • 30 seconds to mars: this was at a music festival so they weren’t even technically playing with green day but tre (obviously) decided to prank them anyways. he goes onstage dressed up as jared leto and starts banging cymbals while dancing around the stage.
  • afi: green day comes onstage in the middle of their set dressed in animal mascot costumes.
  • my chemical romance: had a huge garbage bag full of popcorn above the stage that opened during mcr’s set, covering everything with popcorn. every time gerard way tried to say something into his microphone, a loud explosion would interrupt him. green day then proceeds to come onstage, fighting each other with light sabers.
  • jimmy eat world: green day would randomly set off concussion light blasts in the middle of songs.
  • the interrupters: green day crashed their set while in costume and tried blindfolding all the band members and putting tape over their mouths while the interrupters were trying to sing. 

there are more but these are some of my favourite ones. this band is honestly out of control.

afirewiel  asked:

What is your favorite non-Austen period novel? Movie?

Okay I’m gonna do a rundown of all my favourites because making me pick one is just mean. (Also at one point in my notes on the following books and films I just wrote “Bagels” and I can’t for the life of me think what I might have meant or autocorrected that from. Maybe a shopping list started to take form. I don’t know.)

(If the film Miss Austen Regrets and book Longbourn by Jo Baker count as non-Austen then include them.)

Films:

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India - 2001 (Sports! High stakes! Sticking it to the Colonial Man!)

Mozart’s Sister - 2010 (Beautiful music! Gorgeous androgyny! GIRLS CAST TO PLAY THEIR ACTUAL AGE AND NOT SOME 20-SOMETHING PRETENDING TO BE FOURTEEN!)

Possession - 2002 (I’ve tried the novel, and A.S. Byatt has some beautiful prose but her structures sometimes do my head in, so never finished it. Ignore Paltrow as best you can and enjoy lush Victorian Gothic mystery and the ending is one of the most poignant things I’ve ever been pleasantly surprised with on film, and it leaves you wondering about many, many things…)

Jodhaa Akbar - 2008 (You could put Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in the worst commercial ever made and I would watch it. Costumes, scenery, and, as a friend once put it “I’m not sure how they did it, but they just had a sex scene without any sex.” Bravo.)

Water - 2005 (Deepa Mehta is such a fantastic filmmaker and I loved this whole trilogy but Water is my favourite.)

Elizabeth - 1998 & Elizabeth: The Golden Age - 2007 (The costumes! The caMERA ANGLES!!! The compli-fucking-cated mess that is Elizabeth I.)

[Okay Tumblr won’t let me embed any more trailers, but those ones are easy to find, they’re out there.]

Vatel - 2000 (Any foodie who is also a fan of The Sun King and his era will dig this one. A great score, baddie Tim Roth.)

Alternatively, in the same era: A Little Chaos - 2015. Storyline is a little weak, but it’s so beautiful and the cast is great and the M U S I C. Kate Winslet. Alan Rickman. Helen McCrory. STANLEY TUCCI.)

Also: they’re not films, but TV shows - honourable mentions to the Spanish series Gran Hotel. It’s like a good version of Downton Abbey, only sorta on crack and with a tonne more murder mysteries; and while I have some Issues with its so-called hero and some comparatively weirdo plot-points in S3, overall, it’s fantastic and I’m obssessed. Please don’t mix it up with the Italian re-make which looks horrible in every way. Like, main actors dressed in a poorly-sewn-table-cloth-bad.

And shout-out to the new CBC/Netflix series Anne. I will defend this show to the DEATH, alright? They’ve gone bolder and fresher and have managed to involve period realism in a moving way while retaining the sunshine-and-pinafores element that so many people love about L.M. Montgomery’s work. There’s heaps of women with production credits, and I think it shows. Geraldine James is already my favourite Marilla after one episode, and I feel like R.H. Thompson (HEY JASPER DALE HEEEEY!) and Amybeth McNulty are likely going to become my favourite Matthew and Anne, too. People have complained about this series going off-book and in particular some have condemned it sight-unseen because the writers/directors are putting a feminist spin on it and OH GOD THEY SAID FEMINIST QUICK WE GOTTA SET EVERYTHING ON FIRE BECAUSE CHILDHOOD IS RUINED, but honestly it’s just perky and gorgeous and scrappy and nobody can tell me to my face that Kevin Sullivan didn’t go all the fucking way off-book from the very beginning so I am not gonna sit here and insist that the Megan Fallows Anne of Green Gables was perfection which could never be improved upon because that’s just a plain lie. It was nice and it has its place but it’s time for some new blood. (And NOT the telefilms they’ve also come out with recently with Martin Sheen, bless his heart, but they took a brunette child actor and dumped an atrociously stark box of red hair-dye on her before drawing on her freckles and then telling her to please play everything theatrically to the back of the house even though there is a camera ten inches from her face.) I am HERE FOR ANNE. RIDE OR DIE.

AND NOW, FOR BOOKS!

After that you might assume my L.M. Montgomery recommendation would be Anne of Green Gables and sure I won’t say DON’T read them, but for my money the Emily of New Moon trilogy is more my jam and I wish to God and Netflix in all my prayers that there might someday be a decent adaptation of them.

I was really into Cassandra Clark’s Abbess of Meaux mystery series for a time, but then things went a bit pear-shaped in what I think was the fourth(?) book and everything was OOC and honestly I haven’t caught up on the later books after that and they seem to be self-published now but I am a sucker for nuns and mysteries so I’ll probably get back into it when I have time.

The Princess Priscilla’s Fortnight and The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth von Arnim. Vacation-reads! Beautiful prose, some wry wit, and fun hijinks. If you’ve ever wanted to run away and live in an isolated cottage in the wilderness for a little while, these are for you. [ETA: I recently got my hands on a copy of The Jasmine Farm so THANK YOU to one of you who recommended it I am loving it so far only I don’t see the appeal in Andrew so wtf Terry you can do better.]

Edward Rutherfurd’s geographical history novels–Sarum is the classic to start with, but the others I’ve read are very good, too. (London, New York, and I’m now working my way through a first-edition of Russka.)

Amy Levy. A M Y   L E V Y. Criminally under-recognized Jewish Victorian novelist and poet. Novellas Ruben Sachs and The Romance of a Shop. (RS a beautiful and bittersweet story about the conflicts between love, identity, and expectations, and some would say a response to George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda. TRoaS reading a bit like a less treacle-sweet variation on Little Women, where four sisters try to make their way in the world by setting up their own photography studio in late 19th century London.)

The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgkin Burnett. Colonialist racism appears in this one, so be warned. Still the book is a THOUSAND times better than the utterly dreadful adaptation known as The Making of a Lady. Jane is better, Emily is better, Walderhurst is better, pretty much EVERYONE IS BETTER. The pacing is better. The plotting and suspense make actual sense.

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. A classic, and the grand-daddy of every secret-identity superhero.

The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy. Like, it makes me MAD how good these books are.

And last but not least, a non-fiction selection in Vere Hodgson’s WWII diaries: Few Eggs and No Oranges. Nothing else has ever brought the experience of living (or trying to) under the shadow of the bombs and the threat of invasion quite like these diaries. Fascinating details, engagingly written, and at times a stark reminder that the Allied victory we take for granted in our history could by no means be counted on by the millions who dwelt in daily uncertainty.

andthroughthemosstheivycreeps  asked:

Trick or Treat!

Originally posted by spaceandbeyond

Oh, another rec list! This time for one of my favourite things…Kitchen Witchery!

For me, kitchen witchcraft revolves around magical food, and unfortunately there’s not a LOT out there for that! Most kitchen witch resources are for foods to cook during holiday feasts, which is nice, and useful, but not the whole story!

So let’s see…

  • A Kitchen Witch’s Cookbook by Patricia Telesco remains one of my favourite books on the subject of kitchen witchery, because while there are a variety of different holidays covered in the book, each recipe has its own set of magical attributes. She explains why and how certain ingredients will impact the results, and occasionally offers alternate suggestions. I think it’s a great book for getting started and inspiring your own ideas!
  • Supermarket Magic by Michael Furie is honestly a really great book. My only real complaint is that every. single. chapter. has anti-cursing bias in it, which was extremely annoying, as I read the book through in one sitting. (Like, dude, you made an entire chapter on magical ethics, stop lecturing me in the rest of the book about it!) 

    I think it’s still worth looking at though, especially since it doesn’t just focus on food (although there are some very cool magically based recipes), it also talks about using supermarket ingredients for magic in general.
  • Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences by Sandra Kynes is a great thing to have around to pull some inspiration up in terms of individual ingredients (including animals!). A good herbal guide would be useful as well, but this particular book covers so much ground that you might not need one right away.
  • Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer is a great all purpose cookbook to get started with. There aren’t any food porn pictures, but there a TON of recipes. As an exercise, try looking up simple ones and seeing what magical associations you could create with them.
  • The New InterCourses by Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge is one of the best aphrodisiac cookbooks out there – in my opinion, anyway. In terms of magical cooking, love magic and aphrodisiacs are one of the most accessible venues out there.

    Here’s a bonus tip: a lot of aphrodisiac foods are known to boost stamina or virility – those are both things that can be applied outside of the bedroom :D
  • Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen is one of my favourite books by my favourite author, and if you’re not quite sure about how food magic might look or work, this is a wonderful introduction. Granted, it’s fiction, but I get a lot of my best ideas from fiction!

    It’s also a great book if you enjoyed Practical Magic – the story is about two sisters who come from a magical family reuniting after many years apart as they grow to accept themselves and each other. 
GMing 101

So I get a lot of questions from people who want to start their own gaming groups but feel like they don’t have the experience or are too anxious to DM. DMing is a lot more rewarding than just being a player character, imho. You get to be the spinner of an entire cosmos! It’s heartbreaking and hilarious and unexpected. It is also a lot easier than it seems. It basically just boils down to “make shit up”.

Anyway, I thought I’d write a “cheat sheet” of sorts that tells you my GMing mindset, what I find that works, and what I suggest avoiding. Now obviously DMing isn’t an exact science and everyone plays differently and finds different things fun, so if you’re an experienced player and you read something on this list that you disagree with, cool! That’s fine! I’m just saying how I roll, yo, it’s not an attack on anyone else’s playstyle.

This doesn’t really go into any technical stuff, it’s just an overview. At some point I might run a q&a/troubleshooting session over on Twitch for new GMs that’s a little more in depth but only if that’s something people show interest in. Until then though, plz enjoy this ridiculously long post!

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Till We Meet Again (George Salazar X Reader)

WC: 2089

Warnings: Roland!Reader, weed and porn are mentioned briefly

Summary: Y/N Roland decides to sing ‘Michael In The Bathroom’ at Joe’s Pub, and a clip of her performance gets sent to George Salazar himself.

Tagged: @lildipstick @bellasabb @ahhhhamilton

A/N: I changed this request slightly, because I know that George is gay and I didn’t want to erase that.

“Hey Joe’s! How are ya’ll doing tonight?” I asked, earning a loud cheer from the audience. I chuckled, and adjusted the microphone slightly.

“That’s good, that’s good. Now, you guys may know me as Hélène Kuragina in The Great Comet on Broadway.” This made the crowd cheer even louder, and I chuckled, waving my hand at them.

“Oh, stop it.” I said, smiling widely at them. They chuckled and I took in a deep breath.

“Anyway, tonight you guys are in for a treat. You wanna know why?” I asked, arching an eyebrow. I waited until the clapping and cheering had quietened slightly, and continued talking.

“Well, it’s because I’ll be performing a few of my absolute favourite on and off a Broadway songs for you.” I said, taking in a deep breath.

“Now, the first song I’ll be performing for you is a little ditty that was written by the wonderful Joe Iconis. It’s from one of my all time favourite musicals, and is sung by one of my all time favourite people. So, here we go.” I said, nodding to the pianist.

The all-too familiar intro started playing, and I took in a shaky breath.

“I am hanging in the bathroom, at the biggest party of the fall. I could stay right here, or disappear, and nobody’d even notice at all.” I sang, and the audience cheered and screamed.

“I’m a creeper in a bathroom, cause my buddy kinda left me alone. But I’d rather fake pee than stand awkwardly, or pretended to check a text on my phone.” I sang, starting to get into character.

“Everything felt fine when I was half of a pair. Now through no fault of mine, there’s no other half there.” I took in a shaky breath and began singing the chorus.

“Now I’m just Michael in the bathroom, Michael in the bathroom at a party. Forget how long it’s been. I’m just Michael in the bathroom, Michael in the bathroom at a party. No you can’t come in.”

There were a few chuckles from the audience at that line.

“I’m waiting it out, till it’s time to leave. And picking at grout as I softly grieve. I’m just Michael, who you don’t know. Michael flying solo. Michael in the bathroom by himself. All by himself.” I sang, readying myself for the next verse.

“I am hiding, but he’s out there just ignoring all our history. Memories get erased, and I’ll get replaced, with a newer, cooler version of me.”

I took in a deep breath, feeling the song get more intense.

“And I hear a drunk girl sing along to Whitney through the door. ‘I wanna dance with somebody.’ And my feelings sink, cause it makes me think, now there’s no one to make fun of drunk girls with anymore.” I sang, clutching the microphone tightly.

“Now it’s just Michael in the bathroom, Michael in the bathroom at a party. I half regret the beers.” I said, fake vomiting slightly.

“Michael in the bathroom, Michael in the bathroom at a party. As I choke back the tears. I’ll wait as long as I need till my face is dry. Or I’ll just blame it on weed, or something in my eye.” I sang passionately, taking the microphone off the stand

“I’m just Michael who you don’t know, Michael flying solo. Michael in the bathroom by himself, all by himself.” I sang, taking a few paces across the stage.

“Knock, knock, knock, knock. They’re gonna start to shout soon. Knock, knock, knock, knock. Aw hell yeah, I’ll be out soon. Knock, knock, knock, knock. It sucks he left me here alone. Knock, knock, knock, knock. Here in this teenage battle zone.” I sang, feeling my breathing rate go up as the music got louder.

“Clang, clang clang, clang. I feel the pressure blowing up. Bang, bang, bang, bang. My big mistake was showing up. Splash, splash, splash, splash. I throw some water in my face, and I am in a better place. I go to open up the door, but I can’t hear knocking, anymore.” I took in a shaky breath, and felt tears begin to well in my eyes.

“And I can’t help but yearn, for a different time. And then I look in the mirror, and the present is clearer. And there’s no denying I’m just.” I sang, my voice dropping off towards the end of the phrase.
“At a party. Is there a sadder sight than.” I sang, humming the melody after these words.

“At a party. This is a heinous night. I wish I’d stayed at home in bed watching cable porn. Or wish I’d offed myself instead, wish I was never born.”

“I’m just Michael who’s a loner, so he must be a stoner. Rides a PT Cruiser, God’s he’s such a loser.” I stomped my foot aggressively, feeling a tear or two fall down my face.

“Michael flying solo, who you think that you know. Michael in the bathroom by himself. All by himself. All by himself. All you know about me is my name. Awesome party, I’m so glad I came.” The pianist played the final chords, and I smiled out at the audience.

They whooped and cheered enthusiastically, and I felt the blood rush to my cheeks. “Thank you, thank you. Now, this next song is from Dear Evan Hansen, so if you know the words, sing along!”

I scrolled through my Instagram feed, noticing a few fans had uploaded videos of me singing at Joe’s the other night.

I chuckled at the comments on the photos, and noticed that a few people had tagged George Salazar in the videos.

I saw that I had a few DM’s, and I opened my inbox, gasping when I saw one particular message.

@georgesalazar

Hey Y/N! I’ve seen a few of the videos of you performing Michael In The Bathroom, and you were brilliant! I had no idea you were a BMC fan, and it was a very pleasant surprise to see one of my new favourite Broadway actresses singing one of 'my’ songs.

I paused, and set my phone down on the kitchen bench. I let out a screech, shocked at what I just read.

I picked up my phone and read it again, trying to make sure that it was actually real, and not some hallucination.

I took in a deep breath, and typed a response with shaky fingers.

Hey George. I’m very glad you enjoyed my performance, and honestly I’m struggling to type this because my fingers are shaking so badly. I’ve always looked up to you for god knows how long, and this has literally made my freaking day. So THANKS!!

I pressed send and let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding. Almost as soon as I’d sent the message my phone made a noise, and I saw that there was a response.

@georgesalazar

Is it bad I was going to say the same thing about you? You are absolutely killing it as Hélène (I’m seeing the show next Monday) and you were incredible in Heathers. I’m doing a performance at 54 Below next week, and I was wondering if you wanted to maybe join me???

A truly inhuman scream left my mouth when I read George’s response. I walked around my kitchen, trying to come to terms with what was happening.

Um, absolutely! Getting to perform with you would be a dream come true, honestly.

I saw that George had read the message, and was typing a reply.

@georgesalazar

Awesome!! The performance is next Friday night, and you can be there at about 6:00. ❤️ (btw I love your username! Will probably begs to differ)

I chuckled, knowing full well that George was right. My username for every form of social media was @thebetterrolandsibling and it brought me a great amount of joy when Will first saw it.

I got out of Instagram and immediately dialled my brother’s number, hoping he’d pick up.

“Hey Y/N. How’s my favourite little sister?” Will answered and I rolled my eyes, sitting down at the kitchen bench.

“Hello to you too, William.” I said and Will groaned. I chuckled to myself, knowing full well how much he hated being called by his full name.

“What do you want, Y/N/N?” Will said and I shook my head slightly.

“You’re so rude. Anyway, you know how I did that performance at Joe’s Pub the other night?” I said, holding the phone close to my ear.

“Yeah. I saw the videos. You were, dare I say, quite good.” Will said cheekily, and I let out an annoyed sigh.

“Whatever. Some fan sent videos of me performing to George Salazar, and he freaking DM’d me. That’s not the best part. He asked me to perform with him next Friday at 54 Below!” I rambled, hoping Will could at least understand bits and pieces of what I’d said.

“Oh my god, Y/N! I’ve performed with George a few times, and he’s awesome! I know how much you love him.” Will said and I felt my cheeks heat up a little.

“He’s gay, Will. It’d never work out.” I muttered, and Will laughed loudly on the other end of the phone.

“That’s not what I meant, but ok. I have to go now, but I love you, Y/N. Bye!” Will said, and I smiled to myself.

“Bye Will!” I said, hanging up the phone and setting it down. I let out a sigh and sat down, leaning back into my chair. Next Friday couldn’t come soon enough.


“You made it!” I whirled around to see George standing there, a bright smile on his face and his arms open wide.

“Yeah! I wouldn’t miss this.” I said, and George chuckled, pulling me into a brief hug. I felt my cheeks heat up a little as I hugged him back.

“I saw the show on Monday, and let me just tell you, you were absolutely incredible! I’m considering seeing it again and bringing Travis this time. He’d love it.” George said, and my blush only darkened.

“Thanks! I really do wish I could’ve gotten to see Be More Chill, but the cast recording is beautiful.” I said, and George waved a hand in my direction.

“You’re too nice. Anyway, so I was thinking that we could do a duet of something from Be More Chill, seeing as that’s how this little duo got together.” George said, pointing between the two of us.

“That sounds awesome. So, which song were you thinking?” I asked, and George smirked at me.

“Well… I was thinking maybe we could do Two Player Game?” George said and I nodded enthusiastically.

“I love that song so much, you have no idea.” I said and George laughed, pushing his glasses up the bridge of his nose.

“Perfect. Let’s get going, then.”

*I’m not writing out the entire song, bc it’s too time consuming*

The song ended, and the audience cheered, clapping wildly. I looked over at George and smiled brightly, adrenaline pumping through my body.

“Thank you very much! Make sure to see this lovely lady in The Great Comet at the Imperial Theatre!” George said, gesturing to me.

I waved at the crowd, my cheeks hurting slightly from smiling. “Thank you so much for having us, 54 Below! Goodnight!” I said, walking off the stage with George.

“Oh my god, that was amazing!” I said, and George nodded excitedly, pulling me into a hug.

I returned the embrace, tightly wrapping my arms around his torso. “We have to do something like this again.” George said, letting go of me.

“I second that idea.” I said, and George chuckled, nodding his head.

“I should probably let you go, but it was awesome to finally meet the woman behind some of my favourite theatre characters.” George said, shooting me a wink.

“You’re so goddamn smooth, Jesus Christ.” I said and George threw his head back, laughing loudly.

“It’s a blessing and a curse, Y/N. While we’re still here, do you want my number? That way we can keep in contact more.” George said and I nodded vigorously, pulling out my phone.

I unlocked it and passed it to George, watching as he quickly typed in his number. “Perfect. Text me later, ok?” George said, handing me my phone back.

“Got it. See ya George!” I said, waving at him as he walked off.

“Till we meet again, Miss Roland.”

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so i actually got to meet frank and give him a copy of my work and he signed a copy for me to keep!! honestly one of the best nights ever, and i got to meet the man who has inspired me since i was 9 years old!!! plus fiatp’s set absolutely ruled and are easily one of the best bands i have ever seen live (and also one of my favourite bands ever too)

“Elements” Parts III & IV (Adventure Time)

Winter Light

So Ice King decides to make a plan to rescue Betty from the Ice Kingdom with Finn and Jake in this episode.

The visuals of the Ice Kingdom were really pretty to look at and the music sung by the Ice Foxes was really unsettling and soothing.

I liked that we saw the return of Carroll, the cloud that gave Finn advice of not using revenge against Martin in Season 6’s The Tower, but instead had turned into an ice cloud and became much more angry and isolated, while letting Patience know about Finn, Jake and Ice King’s entrance into the dome.

Although I was expecting Patience St. Pim to have a larger role in this miniseries, I felt her (lack of a better word) coldness and depressed behavior made sense, as this is the wish she wanted, but instead of having the other elements be her friend, she ended up making them disappear into their elemental forms of the 4 sections of Ooo.

Patience realized there was nothing she could do, so she kept locked away in her ice dome with now only having the Choose Goose be her friend.

I do wonder if Patience will get another role near the end of the series.

The team rescues Betty and mentions that the only possible way to fix this spell is to use the Enchiridion, which Finn managed to snag another copy of the last time he was in Farmworld in Season 7’s Crossover.

I think this happened off-screen, if I’m correct.

My absolute favourite joke of this episode was when Ice King gives Finn and Jake sweaters he knitted and Jake swaps his for Finn to wear, while Ice King FREAKS OUT over seeing how Finn is wearing a Finn sweater, only to say that “Oh, I get it. The top one’s fake.” Simon is still not exactly in the best mental state yet, unfortunately.

I appreciate that Finn is also starting to remember his sword training from Rattleballs and I hope he gets even stronger, by the end of the series!

All in all, a solid episode with great visuals and setting up the plan to fix Ooo.

Cloudy

Although Ice King and Betty are thinking of ways to fix Patience’s spell, Finn gets way too tense in order for them to fix Ooo, while Jake decides to calm him down and tuck him in a cloud, while they float away stranded in the sky and talking about their problems, playing pretend barber and having a chance to breathe since coming back to Ooo, which this is literally a “breather episode.”

While some might call this the filler of the miniseries, this is honestly one of my favourites of the batch.

Supposedly, Patrick McHale, the creator of Over the Garden Wall, pitched an episode way back when he was working on the show’s first season of Finn and Jake being stuck on a cloud, talking about themselves and their lives, etc.

I’m glad the idea made it into this miniseries, as it’s the very definition of what makes Adventure Time special, charming and meaningful!

We learn that even though Jake is just trying to support Finn, he doesn’t show his insecurities and concerns about what’s happening.

The episode had a lot of great humour and expressions to go with it, especially being boarded by Kent Osborne and Graham Falk, as this was their first episode together.

It’s great to see how far Finn and Jake have come in terms of their relationship and character development, especially with Finn not fighting the cloud lard and talking to it.

One of my hopes in the series finale is that Finn and Jake end up opening a barber shop, but anything could go, at this point.

The episode ends with Betty revealing that they need to use the jewels from the elementals crowns to fix Ooo, as the next episodes will focus on the team retrieving them, similar to how Marceline had to defeat each vampire to retrieve her powers in Stakes.

Looking forward to where that goes, as this episode was quite the lovely breather we needed.

Little Fox Girls

So I have been hesitant for a while to post this, but a friend’s urging has convinced me I should. A while back, June 19th one of my favourite tumblr poets, Raquel posted this in reply to somebody getting one of her quotes tattooed: i love how this came out and i love you for getting through what you did. honestly every time i hear a story like this, like yours, of a little fox girl who learned her teeth and tail and how to own the night with eyes of fire: it makes my heart sing.
keep shining.

So, I wrote a poem.

We are more than just pretty bodies
We are more than just decorations to be set upon a mantlepiece

We are little fox girls
Who earned the right of their tails
And learned the might of their teeth
And how to own the night with eyes of fire.

We are more than just somebody to throw pet names at
We are more than the countless terms of “babygirl”, “sweet thang” and “hot stuff”

Oh, we’re hot alright
Because we’re burning
Burning this box you have built around us
Sending flames into the sky.

We are not your toys
We are much more than that.
We are not stories,
But We are legends in our own right.

I have always been a lioness,
A wolf with fangs bared,
Cat with claws unsheathed.
I am a dragon with beating wings and pounding heart,
Ready to destroy you with one swing of my tail.

I am a little fox girl,
Trained in the ways of cunning,
Of deception,
And the swift, cruel jaws of death.

I have never been too gentle,
Never soft enough
Or proper enough
To be considered a princess.

Instead,
I am queen.
Fierce ruler of my own kingdom
That I have grown within myself.

And us little fox girls
All over the world
Shall rule on,
Forever strong.

We are little fox girls,
Who learned our teeth and tail,
And how to own the night with eyes of fire,
And our hearts,
they sing.

- CER // Little Fox Girls
June 21st (Father’s day!), 2015
1:27 - 1:31 am

edit 10-5-15: you can locate more of my poems @ soulsofink.tumblr.com !!!

edit 12-29-15: I’m going to be auditioning to do LFG for my talent show!!! Hopefully getting music to it courtesy of my talented friend and maybe another friend will be reading with me. So excited!!!

edit 3-2-16: I read it at the talent show last Monday and it was amazing!!! People liked it and I’ve gotten such a great response. Also, 1,000 NOTES OMG I HIT THAT MANY WHAT THE ACTUAL?!?!

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I’m actually so sick of people hating on bands/artists/actors..ect but not only on them but on their fans! Like actually what is the point I understand not everyone likes the same person and what they do but honestly if it’s kinda pointless to post hate and shit about them like it’s clear if you don’t like them and what they do you don’t have to pay attention to them block them on social media and shit! What’s really set me off is i was talking to someone about band and they said they absolutely loved one direction I mean I’m not a fan but I will admit I was at one time and they are talented people. They then asked me who my favourite band was and I said black veil brides. She made a face so I knew she didn’t like them but I was good with that until she said this “what the fuck their so emo like the lead singer can’t sing like omg a walrus sounds better the. He doesn’t and don’t even get me started on their looks and omg their fans need to die”..and so on this went on for another 15 minutes of her just strewing hate! But that time I was pissed not only because she was hating on the band but the fans! I told her “I was fine when you said you loved one direction and I mean I’m not a fan but I didn’t disrespect them at all why can’t you be a Civil person and do the same no matter how much you dislike them because your not only disrespecting the band but their fans! You may not like them and that’s fine but this band has help many like myself get through some hard times some would even say they saved them, bvb has a song called saviour and to the bvb army they are, our saviours because we turned to them in time of need they helped us realize that we are strong and we are not alone.. She cut me off and said that’s how directioners feel about 1D so I continued to say "if we have the same feeling about different bands what gives you the right to hate on a band because they are different it doesn’t so next time think about who you would feel if someone said that about your saviours before you open your mouth to hate on other peoples inspirations” with that I walked away and her dad stood there the whole time didn’t say a word but did yell at me as I walked away “thank you for not fighting back with nasty words but helpful ones” I’ve never actually been so pissed before and but everyone makes mistakes and I hope she learns from them but this isn’t just about those two bands it’s about anyone who inspires you and stuff because honestly no one has the right to hate on anyone or anything because a lot of the time fandom safe the same but different in the styles! This was my opinion on this if you don’t like it or think it’s pointless I really don’t care so yeah have a nice day :) ~Ashli-Lynne Waringa

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Name: LV.

Nickname: LV, sorry lol. Gotta keep dat anonymity.

Height: 5′6

Ethnicity: Middle Eastern.

Favourite fruit(s)/berries: Bananas, oranges, strawberries, grapes, nectarines, raspberries, blackberries… god I love fruit lol.

Favourite season: Spring and Fall tho I do like a not-too-bad summer.

Favourite book(s): God it’s been so long honestly since I had time to read, but Girl With a Pearl Earring is one of my all-time faves.

Favourite flower(s): Probably roses, but I should be cheeky and say Gladiolus now.

Favourite animal(s): Used to be cats, but now that I’m allergic it’s bunnies.

Favourite beverage: Diet coke, vitaminwater zero orange.

Favourite fictional character(s): Gladio (FFXV), Sailor Venus (Sailor Moon), Princess Peach (Mario), Ryth (Jet Set Radio), Lumpy Space Princess (Adventure Time), Captain Haddock (Tintin). 

Dream trip: Japan, though I’ve already been… I just love it ;3;

Blog created: Errr…. sometime last fall I think? Possibly September or October?

Number of followers: 491.

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anonymous asked:

to read lady of the eternal city, do you have to read the previous three books in the series?

i think the only one you would have to read would be empress of rome because it ends w/ a cliffhanger that leads straight into the lady of the eternal city nd sets up the dynamics with the key players, but honestly i rec the whole series, mistress of rome is one of my all time favourite books.

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01. It depends on the person, honestly. But for me, my top 3 favourite stuff packs are Cool Kitchen Stuff, Movie Hangout Stuff and Backyard Stuff. The worst ones for me personally are probably Luxury Party Stuff and Perfect Patio Stuff. Everything else is just kind of mediocre or average. But don’t take my word for it! Everyone likes different things in their games, and it all depends on how you like to play your game. For example, I’m not a huge fan of Get Together, mostly because I don’t play with clubs and my sims rarely go to parties, but some people love it! It’s all about perspective and play-styles.

02. I have one but don’t use it.

03. I don’t currently, but I was thinking about repurposing BOXOFPIXELS to be a cc finds blog.

04. The blushes I use are on my RESOURCE PAGE.

05. HIGH WAISTED SKIRT by CRAZYCUPCAKEFR (this is one of my favourite skirts!)

06. AL FRESCO MARKET SET by OHMYSIMS

07. When I edit screenshots, I have a layer of selective colour that makes the reds in a photo more vibrant. Usually that affects the blushes I use.

08. CLIMBING WALL PLANT by LINA-CHERIE || CHEVRON WALLPAPER by AMOEBAE

09. PAPER DREAM TRAIN by SIMCREDIBLE

Haikyuu!! fic recs

Okay so I’ve been meaning to scour through my ao3 account to make a hq!! fic rec list, as much for my future benefit as to share to share with you all. This list is 99% KAGEHINA and IWAOI. It’s in no particular order. Anyway, enjoy!

Kagehina

again by bigspoonnoya

[mature] [15,371 words] [one shot] [AU]

Both your deaths in this universe have failed.
“Failed…” Kageyama echoes. The word seems to hurt him.
“How can you fail at dying?” Hinata asks, incredulous.
Luckily you have an infinite selection of universes, with an extensive number of lifetimes, still remaining.
Until you can save one another, you will never grow old.

I honestly can’t believe I hadn’t read this until recently. It’s one of those fics that’s written unbelievably well, has an interesting and well implemented plot, and explores Kageyama and Hinata’s relationship in a really in-depth and amazing way. I was thinking about this fic days for after I’d finished it, and I honestly can’t recommend this highly enough. I LOVE this fic.

————-this list is quite long, please read under the cut for more!————-

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It honestly makes me extremely sad that Ubisoft considers Unity a “failure” in the AC franchise, because it’s one of my favourite games of all time and I’m in love with the characters, the setting and storyline. It’s like knowing someone close to you was the outcast/disappointment child in their family but you love them anyway.

It’s ok, AC Unity! Even if your own parent (Ubisoft) and the rest of the fans hate you, I will always love you!

image from madeinmasyaf

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry but I'm one of those people who don't seem to enjoy the movie Tarzan as much :/ Can you please explain why you think it's a masterpiece? I'm interested in knowing why you believe that, because I always agree with your insight on everything☺️

hey no need to apologise, everyone’s entitled to their opinions and sometimes we just don’t gel with movies or books, it’s no big deal!! thank you for being so polite and for asking this, though, i really appreciate your kind words!!!

reasons why i am trash for disney’s tarzan:

  • the SOUNDTRACK. phil collins, certified pop legend, just bringing the perfect mix of rhythmic little tunes and emotional ballads and uplifting lyrics that simultaneously move the story along and get stuck in your head
  • also mark mancina is a genius honestly the score for tarzan is so beautiful, the motif for jane is one of my favourite things in the world. the score has such a unique sound and it sets the scene so perfectly and hits every emotional beat!!
  • the animation!!!! did you know that they created a brand new animation system called deep canvas for this movie?? a whole brand new system!! from scratch!!! it allows 2d characters to move through a 3d world, which is how they got the awesome effects of tarzan sliding along tree branches and swinging on vines to work so well. pay special attention to the backgrounds and you can see how many layers there are in every scene, it really does look like a proper jungle with different levels of foliage and shadow and god it’s a work of art

Originally posted by 2dtraditionalanimation

  • the character of tarzan was animated by the legendary, mind blowingly talented glen keane (also responsible for ariel, the beast, aladdin, pocahontas, rapunzel and many more). BUT here’s the best part - he oversaw his animation from france, where he was meant to be on a sort of year long sabbatical from the disney company but loved the story and character so much he decided to do it anyway
  • MEANWHILE all the other supervising animators (including the incredible ken duncan, animator for jane porter [also meg from hercules]) were back in california. they had to collaborate across timezones and continents to create scenes where their characters interacted, and look at what an amazing job they did!!! 

Originally posted by tynusia2000

  • the story. i think everyone can relate to the feeling of not fitting in, of being different from everyone around you. and the emphasis on family being those who love you - the message that so long as you are surrounded by people who love you, you are home. god. it makes me emotional
  • tarzan’s parents are two of the best looking characters ever animated by disney and they’re only in the movie for like five minutes what a waste

Originally posted by timelessdisneydreams

  • tarzan is a character that works best in animation. he does stuff no actual man could ever do and what would look ridiculous if a real human did it, no matter how good the cgi is (legend of tarzan 2016 i am looking at you) works within the animated world. he moves along the tree branches like someone on a skateboard or rollerblades, he swings from vines like a gymnast, wrestles wild animals like a… wrestler? and it all works because of the medium
  • also he’s pretty hot ngl

Originally posted by theseacallsushome

  • alSO tarzan as a character. he is a genuine sweetheart. he just wants to fit in - first with his family and then with jane and her family. he tries his best at everything, and wants to learn everything, and his curiosity is so endearing
  • OMG WAIT HOW COULD I FORGET BABY TARZAN omg his little noises when kala finds him i can’t, he’s too cute for words honestly. and he blows little bubbles in the shape of a hidden mickey??? t o o  m u c h

Originally posted by a-night-in-wonderland

  • tantor’s line of “are you sure this water’s sanitary? it looks questionable to me!” is one of my favourite lines in any film ever and it was delivered by a four year old voice actor who had to have his lines read to him because he was too little to read the script omg my heart

Originally posted by anno-m

  • terkina and the fact that she is totally bossy and unapologetic and everyone irl confuses her for a boy???

Originally posted by neverland-789

  • the professor who brings like his entire fucking science lab and the contents of his whole house on this research trip to africa. like in one scene they have a goddamn chandelier hanging over an actual dining table. in the middle of the african jungle. I LOVE IT

Originally posted by nebulosa-mente

  • random cameo by the mrs potts and chip tea kettle and cup, which inspired the fan theory of belle and the beast being jane’s (great?) grandparents which i love love love
  • the fact that the movie very obviously shows kids to respect animals and nature, but never does it get preachy or condescending to do so. it’s worked so well into the narrative, rather than hitting you over the head with a sign saying LOOK THIS MOVIE WANTS YOU TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT. it’s inspiring and showcases the beauty of nature and the animals in it but doesn’t attempt to guilt trip you into caring
  • quick side note: mountain gorillas are critically endangered and we need to save them, i am not afraid to guilt trip you into caring please think of the gorillas
  • AND NOW
  • MY FAVE

Originally posted by dayshavou

  • JANE PORTER. jane. porter. janey jane. my girl
  • jane wears a stylish big yellow dress complete with bustle to the jungle because she is a lady and that is what ladies wear. she hikes through the african jungle in boots and gloves and a big fucking dress because she will not let the norms of her time stop her from seeing the world. she is travelling!!!! to study science!!!! do you know how rare that was back in the victorian era???? VERY RARE!!! 

Originally posted by wonderlaaaaaand

  • but jane doesn’t care. she goes on this trip with her dad, and she knows all about his research and his study because she is a clever cookie and she cares
  • she isn’t embarrassed by her embarrassing dad, she loves him a lot
  • she talks to herself a lot and she uses her hands when she speaks and is an amazing artist and i just love everything about her okay

Originally posted by disneymoviesdaily

  • jane is a freaking excellent teacher. watch that montage of her teaching tarzan all about the humans (set to the wonderful tune of strangers like me which has the most beautiful bridge) and be amazed by her mad skills

Originally posted by i-wont-say-im-in-loveee

  • tarzan is obviously smitten by her and she’s pretty impressed by his abs eyes BUT they spend at least a few months together, learning from each other and getting to know each other, before they admit that they’re in love or ask each other for any sort of commitment. they actually get to know each other!!!!!

Originally posted by baileymckendry

  • and they are EQUALS. jane teaches tarzan about the human world and he teaches her about the jungle, swinging from vines and speaking gorilla, their partnership has give and take and neither of them force the other into staying in the jungle or leaving the jungle, they just ask and then give the other person time to think about it and RESPECT THEIR CHOICES

Originally posted by jane-of-the-wild

  • jane is the one who kisses tarzan first and i don’t know why this is important to me but it is

Originally posted by all-is-well-in-wonderland

  • over all the movie just makes me very happy
  • i think that everything it teaches children is v important and it is visually stunning and pretty to listen to and it has a smart heroine who is an artist and a scientist (because the two are not mutually exclusive!!) and funny supporting characters and scary villain because he’s super realistic
  • did i mention how impressed i am by the animation??? 

Originally posted by seasaltandcastles

  • i am very impressed by the animation!!!!

Originally posted by 2dtraditionalanimation

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Request: You’re honestly my favourite imagine blog js ❤️ Could you do a Gerard one (any era) where you move into a new apartment together and you’re decorating and it’s just fluffy pls

“That’s the last box!” Gerard said cheerily, setting down the large cardboard box, marked as  “Dishes” in his sloppy hand writing, on the floor. He dusted his hands off and cracked his knuckles. “Alright, what next chief?”

“Now, we get to organize what goes where.” After dating a few months, Gerard and I decided to move into together. We bought our own apartment with the little money we could spare. The place was nothing great, the exterior of the building was ran down and was bordered between buzzing downtown and the slums full of condemned houses and shacks. 

But we didn’t care. The complex was only ten minutes away from our college and was affordable for two art students trying to get by. 

I was almost shaking with excitement from the thought of finally living with Gerard. I practically lived in his old one bedroom apartment, since it was much closer to school and my job, but this was different. It was our home.

“Jesus Christ, we got a lot of shit,” he giggled, securing the dead bolt on the door and sitting down on the bare floor. “Where do we start?”

“How about kitchen stuff?”

“Okay,” he agreed, humming quietly while we sorted through the mountain of boxes and bags. “I think we have too much stuff.”

“You can never have too much stuff.”

“Well I don’t know where you plan on putting all this stuff, I really don’t think we’re gonna find room for everything.”

I frowned, biting down on my bottom lip in thought. We already had a yard sale to get rid of everything we possibly couldn’t live without to rent a moving truck. I knew we didn’t have too much space to work with, but I was sure we would figure it out. 

“Can we fit it all in the storage room?”

“Uh maybe, but there is some stuff we could probably get rid of.”

“We need all of it,” I protested. I was a bit of a hoarder sometimes and always found an excuse to keep something.

“Oh really? Do we need two boxes of Christmas lights?”

“Yes! I want to decorate for Christmas.”

“What are you gonna decorate? Our door?” He teased, pushing back his tangled bangs with his index finger.

“Shut up,” I retorted, lightly punching his shoulder. “Now put that ass to use and help me put all of this away.”


Gerard and I worked all day, whether it was carrying mattresses up the stairs outside or hanging picture frames. Since the apartment had very little space, we were able to finish decorating each room and discard almost all the boxes. As the sun began to lower, we finally made it to our room. Gerard whistled, raising an eyebrow as he took in the small bedroom. “The paint came out nice.”

I nodded, running my fingers along the fresh coat of porcelain white paint. I reflected Gerard and I painting it last weekend, which mainly consisted of us chasing each other with paint brushes and splashing paint on one another instead of the walls. 

“Can I put my easel right here?” He asked, interrupting my day dream. “This light from the window is sick and wold be perfect for me to work.”

“Sure. What about the bed? Corner or middle?”

“Uh how about the corner? So then we have room for the desk and your dresser.”

“Let’s start off with the easiest thing and hang up your clothes.”

“And how is that easy?”

“You literally have like five things to wear,” I laughed, holding up the plastic bag that contained his whole wardrobe. 

“Hey, I like my clothes. At least I don’t have tons of clothes I don’t even wear.”

“Excuse you, I wear everything in those bags,” I retorted, crossing my arms at him.

“Oh really?” He scoffed, opening one of the bags and pulling out a lime green sweatshirt. “When’s the last time you wore this?” He smirked, holding up the old sweatshirt that was beginning to collect dust.

“That doesn’t matter.”

“Whatever you say baby,” he chuckled, adding a small eye roll when he thought I couldn’t see him. “Do you sleep with a fan on or off?”

“On.” I turned when I heard him draw in a sharp breath behind me. “What?”

“I get cold easily,” he chuckled.

“I don’t need one if you don’t like having a fan on us.”

“No no, it’s fine. I’ll adjust.” 

It suddenly dawned on me that Gerard and I really didn’t know that much the other’s living habits. We stayed at each other’s apartments countless times, but I had no idea what side of the bed he liked or if he brushed his teeth before or after taking a shower. 

“Gee?”

“Hm?” He hummed over his shoulder, angling his easel to be directly across from the window. 

“Do you think we’re moving too fast with this?”

He turned around, nose scrunching up in confusion. “Are you having second thoughts?”

“No…well yes. I don’t know,” I sighed in frustration, sitting down on the bare mattress and massaging my temples. The bed sun in next to me and Gerard wrapped an arm around my shoulder, guiding me to lean my head against his chest.

“If you don’t want to live with me it’s okay,” he said kindly into my ear. I hated when Gerard was considerate and kind about everything, it made it so much harder to think.

“I want to Gee, I do. But what if moving in together ruins our relationship? So far we’ve been clashing over everything.”

“I was just kidding about the clothes, you know I don’t mind how many sweatshirts you have.”

“No, it’s not that. Like debating over where to hang our picture frames or wanting totally different layouts for our furniture. We have two different ideas of what this apartment is going to look like. What if-”

“Baby, is it possible you’re just having moving jitters?”

“Moving jitters?”

“Yeah, y’know where you’re stressed out from moving and start having second thoughts and want to back out? Like what happens at weddings and stuff?”

“That’s cold feet you idiot,” I giggled, relaxing into his embrace.

“Whatever, same fucking thing. Anyway, we’re not the same person so of course we’re gonna want different things. But that’s why we compromise. You can hang picture frames wherever you want if it’s that important to you. You know I don’t mind. I just want to have a good spot for my desk and for you to be cooking me dinner when I get home from work,” he said amused, kissing the top of my head.

“That’s very sexist of you,” I teased, my voice muffled from his chest.

“How is that sexist?!”

“I’m kidding, i’m kidding. We better keep working before it gets too late.”

He nodded, standing up and stretching his back. “You know what i’m most excited for?”

“What?”

“We gotta break in every room in this apartment,” he grinned mischievously, wrapping his arms around my lower waist and peppering kisses along my neck and shoulder. 

“Maybe when we get the bed made,” I smirked, turning my head to face him and kissing his nose. “Now come on you horny bastard, help me move his dresser.” 

anonymous asked:

Have you seen the video for Riko's Birthday set yet? I think it's my favourite due to the gorgeousness that is Rikako & her amazing facial expressions & laugh! Looks like Ruby's will be next due to the pattern - Aina will always be in it due to the Ohara sponsors and then they have the same person twice - one as the co presenter & one as the birthday girl! Rikako was in Chika's birthday set video whose birthday is in August then Riko's is in September then it's Ruby's who'll have Arisa in it etc

Lmao I started laughing the moment the video started XDDDD Yes Ruby’s will be next (can’t wait for the kurosawa shimai & shiny), then Arisha (the third years!! My favorite!!!!!!!! *shamelessly biased*), then Suwawa (I’m sure King would be with sww & ainya since King only appeared once)

My fav vid so far though is Yohane/Aikyan’s XDDD maybe cuz I’m biased af but having kyankyan & anchan in one segment and lmao dat shiirakansu and the onigiri XDDDD no stahp bullying poor kyankyan but in terms of the item, my fav is You’s hat. All the birthday dress designs are gorgeous, but Riko’s is my favorite so far~

i’m honestly so proud of myself because a couple of jehovah’s witnesses just knocked on our door and wouldn’t take no for an answer and then one of them started rambling on about the apocalypse so i casually pointed out that some people thought the world was going to end in 2012. “oh, we don’t believe in that with the set date.” “and i don’t believe what you believe.” “… fair enough.”