or maybe not. whatevs it's just an idea

  • lance: keith, i need to talk to you about something...
  • keith: yea? what's up?
  • lance: ok so i was thinking... what if for the rest of september, all of october, and maybe the rest of our lives as the paladins of voltron, we make it so that the lions blast the ghostbuster theme song whenever we form voltron and stuff???
  • keith:
  • lance:
  • keith:
  • lance:
  • keith:
  • lance: i know its a pretty silly idea, i just thought i'd ask anyway since ur the leader now but i mean its ok if you say no,, like, its no big deal or whatev- oh my god keith what are you doing
  • keith, on one knee: fucking marry me
That’s when I’ll get on that fresh content. It’s funny, you know, I have to try and not be too thinking for ages about what is the… you know, who am I? What am I doing with my life? What is my personality? I’m making these YouTube videos, well you know… what is a YouTube video? What is entertainment? What is creativity? What is the point of anything? Should I just be trying to make people laugh? Think? Feel? I don’t know. How do I do that? Do I do it by myself? Is it just me and a camera sat in front of a chair? Do I need to do like a sketch? *argh!* You can see how I can just panic internally for weeks. Sometimes, I wish I was just a gamer full time that was like ‘my purpose in life to turn on the camera, film a video’. That’s why I like filming the gaming videos that we do 'cause I’m like 'I’m here and I’m giving the people something on the Internet, so that they know I’m not dead’ and it's just nice and it makes people smile and laugh and whatever but what is Dan Content? You tell me… *10 minutes later* I’ve realised that in a way, what I do is just publicly not have any idea what I’m doing with my life and that kind of is the content I create. So maybe if I ever became emotionally stable and had an idea of what my purpose in life was, maybe my appeal would be lost entirely but then what does that mean? Am I just… is my purpose just to constantly be in a free fall? Who knows? It’s all fun.
— 

@danielhowell​ during his live show on the 30th of May 2017

Quotes from Dan (52/?)

Dan voicing the existential inner debate he often struggles with while trying to make original creative videos.

anonymous asked:

how the fuck do you even build an emf meter what kind of brain does it take to make something that advanced? and it works too, shit. it's been 12 years and i still can't get over that fucking meter because without youtube tutorials or whatever it is kids use these days, probably without a computer at all he just figured it out. damn. maybe form books he's never read. probably

I have no fuckin idea dude. I was on the robotics team in high school and we had shitloads of help from a bunch of professional engineers, and that was just making robots with basic sensory cameras that could kick a ball…

I mean, he built it out of a fucking Walkman. You know how many parts and factory functions a Walkman has that can be used for measuring environmental information and outputting that data in a usable fashion? Basically none.

Some people just take to this engineering/programming shit like fish to water. They just get it somehow. I bet Dean is one of them. He just doesn’t happen to really need computers for his life’s work so he isn’t putting it to any disciplined use. You know, the kind of person that’s a genius at shit to the point where they have so many talents that some of them just have to fall by the wayside in terms of developing potential.

I mean. Look at this. Look at this definition of EMF from the official website:

Electromagnetic field meters (also called EMF detectors). Meters that measure the derivative (rate of change) of the surrounding magnetic field; thus, these meters are sensitive to changing magnetic fields (fields with a frequency above 0 hertz). Most EMF meters are most sensitive to frequencies of about 30-10,000 hertz, while some have a wider response. Paranormal investigators and ghost hunters use EMF meters while conducting investigations. Unusual activity in the form of high readings on these meters signifies that there is some type of paranormal activity, such as the presence of a ghost or other supernatural creature.

Forget just the programming and engineering. This is actual, hard science. Dean knows enough about fucking magnetic fields to create devices that not only measure them but that are tuned to tell the difference between regular and supernatural occurrences. He’s clearly created prototypes and gone through testing to figure out what works and what doesn’t. It doesn’t just beep when it hits a certain level, he has a sliding scale that he can use for analysis.

This means that this isn’t just about “Dean being good with his hands” like people dismissively claim, Dean is a regular Science Man™. Dean’s superior ability for pattern recognition isn’t some kind of one-use talent, it’s evident of an analytical mind that can put together abstract data with ease.

Maybe it doesn’t sound like a huge deal at first, but you’re right that Dean had no formal education in this crap. High schools don’t teach this. Average kids don’t just figure this shit out on their own no matter how many books they have at their disposal, and I’m willing to bet Dean didn’t have any kind of mentor in the field. An EMF meter is not a baby’s first. Like… At all.

Hell, the wiki says he’s still using that thing all the way up in S7. Shit wasn’t a cute little science project, it was built to last, not just in how sturdy it’s built but in how accurate it is. You would usually expect things built by characters back in S1 to be completely obsolete by S7, but that’s not the case here. It’s just that good.

It’s also proof that we aren’t blowing smoke. If something happens in the first season and is never mentioned again, it might be dismissible, but when it’s still brought back 7 seasons later what you have is authorial intent.

Why is Otayuri getting so much hate: a possible explanation

Don’t get fooled by my title, also reminder that explanation =/= justification.

I always try to analyze phenomena and their possible causes, that’s the scientist in me I guess. So I started thinking about ant///is and I was like: but why. I just said in a recent post that Otayuri is obviously not the first relationship portrayed in the history of anime with such a (small) age gap, and I found some posts that talk about how some age gaps in older (and even recent) anime are just outrageous (even when one of the parts is a minor), and yet those don’t seem to be getting any hate or discourse.

But why?

• The sheer number of fans.

The first probably obvious reason is that Yuri on Ice has a lot more fans than other similar fandoms, and it gained them within a very short time span. It’s getting more and more fans every day, so it’s a mathematical rule that in a huge fandom there will be all sorts of people (it’s like a huge sample group), and some of these are an///is. The bigger the fandom, the more the a///is. 

• The particular moment in history in which YOI came out.

It’s no secret that there’s discourse everywhere now, especially on certain types of social media. A lot of discourse is good discourse, but we also need to realize that not all discourse is good discourse. I think this discourse wave has played a huge role in the way an///is have suddenly decided to become active in hating on people over idiotic reasons. It’s like a marketing thing: they saw a discourse niche that was unoccupied and decided to take it over. Regardless of whether your discourse is right or wrong, writing about it is one easy way to increase your follower count, and who ain’t a slut for that

• The fact that many YOI fans aren’t used to anime and manga content.

This goes together with my next point, but I thought I’d still make it two separate ones. A lot of people who became hardcore YOI fans don’t usually watch anime or read manga (myself included). This without my next point wouldn’t give much info on its own, but keep this in mind because I really think that the majority of an///is fall under this (and the next) category of people.

• The fact that many YOI fans are from the US and aren’t used to content not made in the US.

Listen, I know I’m making a huge assumption here, but I think it’s one that is generally accepted within the fandom: most (if not all) an///is are from the US. It seems obvious to me because the US is one of the few places where (though not even in every state, I think) the age of consent is 18, and all their interactions with us non-an///is seem very US-centric, especially in the way they generally aren’t willing to acknowledge the fact that different countries have different laws and/or traditions and generally a different mindset. 

My goal is not to attack the US mentality here, but, again, I feel like what I’m saying is pretty much accepted even by many of my US friends. And what I’m describing is certainly what an///is act like, so I’m just going to keep explaining why I think this is the main issue (and why I think my assumption is generally right).

We’ve seen before how the US (generally speaking) are scared of importing recreational content from other countries and they’d much rather buy the rights to said foreign content and remake it with their own rules to make it more appealing to a US audience (sometimes even inexplicably and with ridiculous and disastrous results). Recent cases of this have been the US buying the rights to the Norwegian teen TV-show Skam and the popular anime Death Note getting remade into a Netflix movie. The US are screaming at the rest of the world: we only want the idea of your content, but we’d rather make it our own than show yours for what it is, never mind that your show reflects what your country is about and how your the customs of your country reflect on your personal (pop) culture. We don’t want your content EXACTLY because it reflects something that might differ from our views, and our viewers won’t like it. 

And I guess they never will if you actually don’t show them what the rest of the world looks like.

I went a little bit on a tangent there, but my point is: US audience isn’t used to consuming content that isn’t made in the US. I’m not even talking about language here: TV shows aren’t dubbed or subbed, the US literally remakes them and remakes the content to fit the US views and mentality.

That means that the average US citizen will very likely find anything that is untouched by americanization weird if not completely out of their moral values. Couple this fact with the previous one: many YOI fans aren’t used to any kind of content that isn’t perfected and polished specifically for their tastes. 

It’s amazing and it speaks for the quality of YOI that many of them could still get used to a different form of art (anime) and enjoy it and even become hardcore fans (and are now probably getting interested in other anime and manga etc), but out of these amazing people, a (thankfully smaller) group of them still couldn’t wrap their minds around the fact that fans from all over the world, with their own set of morals, ship something that in their minds is controversial (just because of a man-made law that not even every US state follows). They don’t care about what the law in Japan, Russia or Kazakhstan is and they’ve made this loud and clear. 

Bottom line: 

The key to this (like for many other issues) is just one:

EDUCATION.

There’s little we as a fandom can do in this case, especially we people not living in the US since we always seem to be dismissed. They send us anon hate and if we reply saying that Otayuri is legal in our own country we never hear back from them. There’s not much we can do if they aren’t willing to listen to us. 

But all I tried to do here is offer possible reasons why this phenomenon even exists, and maybe by reading this someone will have a brilliant idea on how to fix this. I don’t offer solutions, but understanding why and how something happens is always the key for the next step, whatever the next step might be. 

ok, this is the part where i get witchy because Daniel Flameo might not believe in the cards but goddamnit I do, and those cards had some shit to say*. mainstream Phils won’t tell you but your friendly neighborhood witch will!

The Chariot (Dan’s past), momentum, determination, self-discipline, victory
Ok, so this is pretty obvious, TATINOF/TABINOF and maybe DAPGO. I’d also argue that it could represent Dan’s career in general: making a job out of being a person on the internet isn’t easy (even affording for Dan’s privilege) and as much as we shittalk Dan (and as much as he does himself) it’s a job that requires a certain type of motivation and determination. As part of the Major Arcana, the card also represents life changes and events that are a Big Deal, rather than day to day choices.

Death (Dan’s present), transformation, closure, regeneration
Oh my god, everyone let go of the idea that Death is a “bad” card. There’s no such thing as a bad card. Anyway, we know that this is a resting year for them. TABINOF/TATINOF is over. The biggest project, possibly of his life thus far, is over and now…on to the next! This is the coolest thing about Death for me. It’s not just death for the sake of dying, its Death in order for something new to be born and grow. Maybe this is whatever mysterious goings-on were happening in February/March? Maybe it’s whatever the hell Dan was doing in the Bahamas for two hours. There are other projects in Dan’s (and probably Phil’s) future and they’re gonna be a Big Deal, too. Now I say “projects” and imply that these are work projects, but there’s another Big Deal that this closure/transformation might be referring to. 

Ace of Wands (Dan’s future), energy, inspiration, sexuality, self-image
“Now is your time to be courageous”. Let’s cast our eyes to Dan’s instagram, shall we? Shall we talk about this glittery nailed, bejeweled hatted soft boye? Shall we talk about the newly freed knee? The (terrible) Granny shirt? Can we talk about Signapore (all of it)? Listen, I’m just talkin’ about what I’m talkin’ about, but I think we’ve been seeing, and are going to continue to see a Dan that’s more self-assured about his gender expression and yeah, his sexuality. At the end of 2017-2018, we’re all gonna be like No Homo Howell, who? Aces are all about potential and opportunity. Dan, and we as his audience, is at the beginning of a fucking delightful adventure and I can’t wait to cheer him on.


*My philosophy on tarot cards is more that they’re thinking tools than ~fortune telling and since I’m privvy to only a very small part of Dan’s life obvi this is just my interpretation. But OH GIRL. The cards don’t care about your lil video, Phil! The cards are like “let me tell you about yourself”. 

Someone Else (Evan x Reader Drabble)

25. “No strings attached.” with Evan 

Okay, so this wasn’t even a angsty prompt, it was a smut prompt. But your getting no sex and maybe some feels so sorry bout that. And this idea wasnt even requested and no one wanted this but I wrote it anyway??? Also I’ve never written angst so please please p l e a s e give me feedback. And I sort of tried some different things in this so let me know your thoughts?? please???

Warnings: none, more dialogue than needed, and unedited, terrible writing as always when it comes to these drabbles.


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“You know Zoe Murphy?”

“The girl you’ve been talking about everyday for literally 2 years? No I don’t think I know her” you laugh. You were currently staring at his face (well, where you assumed his face was) in the darkness. 

Tonight’s situation, you sleeping at Evan’s house, wasn’t arranged. It was spur of the moment, something you were used to. Like a hundred times before, you’d dragged the spare mattress from the other Hansen bedroom and placed it next to Evan’s bed. As always he’d offered his bed to you, and as always you refused, thinking that allowing you to stay at his house was kindness enough. Heidi hadn’t even questioned it because you were just friends right? Of course you and Evan wouldn’t be having sex because you’re just friends, best friends, but nothing more, so why would she need to be worried? 

He laughs with you, pulling you away from your own thoughts. 

“I’ve been thinking about asking her out?” he says after a silence.

“Oh?”   

You just didn’t know what to say. He’s had a crush on her for years, his anxiety was getting better, and he was happy. There was no reason for him not to ask her out. They’d make an amazing couple and would make each other so - just so goddamn happy, wouldn’t they? Yeah, they would, and they deserve to be happy - at least thats what you’re trying to convince yourself. 

“So whats stopping you?” 

“i’ve just been - well, I’ve just been over-thinking it I guess. Like even if I ask her out and even if she says yes, which I think its a long shot anyway -”

“Of course she’ll say yes, Ev, why wouldn’t she?” You interrupt him. 

“Oh .. um thanks, I don’t know? But then if she wants to kiss and i’ve never kissed anyone before, and I’m going to be so bad at it and there be no … no fireworks and she’ll break up with me before we’ve even started dating”

You don’t even know why you said your next sentence. It wasn’t planned, it wasn’t thought out, and it certainly wasn’t rational. But maybe it was because you said crazy things at 3am, or maybe because you were in love with your best friend. 

“Kiss me” you blurt out, not realising what you said until the words were already falling from your lips. “You know, for practice” you practically tripped over your own words, second guessing every response he could have as you continued to babble on. 

“it won’t be your first kiss, not your first proper one as I’m just - I’m just a friend, it won’t mean anything, no strings attached, and you can have your proper first kiss with Zoe, fireworks and all” you say, feigning a smile even in the dark. 

“Are you sure? I don’t want to ruin our friendship” Evan practically whispers.

“You’re my best friend, Ev, and you have been for years, and one meaningless little kiss isn’t going to change that.” you laugh, hoping it covers the nervousness you were feeling. 

He doesn’t respond. 

“But if you don’t want that its fine, I get it, I was out of line -”

“I want to - I mean I would really appreciate you doing that … for me” he says, sincerely. 

“Uhh sure thing.” 

Through the darkness, you clamber onto the bed next to him, as Evan reaches over and switches his light.

You couldn’t deny he looked cute. His blue t-shirt was crumpled, and plaid pyjama pants were bobbled and worn at the knees as he sat crossed legged on top of his bed. His hair was already ruffled from laying down, and a sleepy smile graced his lips. 

“Didn’t you want to keep it off? Pretend I’m Zoe?” you joke, trying to diffuse whatever emotions were in the air. 

Evan just looks at his lap, but you see the corners of his mouth still turned up, your comment obviously not offending him. 

However his lack of a verbal response intensifies the doubts already playing around in your mind. 

“Maybe this was a stupid idea, I’m obviously sleep deprived -” you start but then his hand interlinks with yours and you stop in your tracks. 

“Its not a stupid. Not to me” he says, “Thank you for doing this” he says smiling at you. 

“No worries” you say, a small smile forming to match his.

“So … where do I put my hands?” he asks after a pause. 

“Just put them on my waist,” you say, “or keep them in your lap, whatevers comfortable for you Ev” 

His hands move to your waist on top of a tee of his you had borrowed to sleep in. You just stare at each other for a moment, an awkward feeling passing between you. 

“Ok I’m going to … kiss you now” you say, cringing at your words despite trying to diffuse the situation. 

“Ok, yes, please.” he stammers, his hands nervously grasping at your tee, clenching and unclenching it in his hands. 

You cup his cheeks in your hands. You close your eyes as you brush your lips to his. They’re softer than you expected, and warm, and you almost lose yourself already. 

After barely a few seconds, you pull back and smile, taking it slow for him. 

“Ok?” you question, your hands still on his cheeks. It was barely a peck but you still wanted to check everything was ok. 

“Was I … alright?” he questions genuinely. 

“Well you didn’t hyperventilate so…” you laugh, removing your hands from his face. He smiles

“Can we go again?” he says. “I just want to be prepared you know”. 

“I know”. You knew what reassured him and comforted him because knew Evan’s anxiety inside out. You were the one he called when he was having a panic attack, when he was feeling anxious, or when he just needed someone to talk to. 

You were the one who was there. The one who was always there. 

You lean in again. This kiss is deeper but its still sweet, and tender, and innocent. 

You savour every second and every feeling: your nose pressed into his cheek, your foreheads touching softly, his blush radiating onto your skin. He’s soft and warm and gentle. He’s kind and loving and generous. And he’s not in love with you. 

You break away. You’re unsure whether these breaks were more for his benefit or yours. Either way you don’t have too long to ponder the thought until you feel Evan’s hands pull on your waist. 

He leans in this time, and suddenly your lips are connected for a third time. For a third time you’re getting far too invested in a kiss that wasn’t meant to be shared, in feelings that weren’t meant to be felt, and in a boy that could never be yours. 

His hands tighten on your waist, bunching the material of your t-shirt in his hands as he deepens the kiss and begins to take control. He runs his tongue across your lower lip like you had just done to him, and soon your the one who’s blushing, your kiss getting hotter by the second. 

He moans softly, involuntarily, but that doesn’t stop him. He continues to kiss you like his life depended on it. 

And yes, your teeth and noses were bumping together, but that barely registered. There was only one thought on your mind: Evan. You were surrounded by him - his sheets, his clothes you’re wearing, his smell. You were overwhelmed, losing all sense of time and place, not knowing how long you spent kissing him. He was the only thing that mattered to you. 

You didnt want to do this, to get too into the kiss, to fall for him even more than you currently were. But here you were, falling in love with your best friend even though he was in love with someone else.

You needed to stop this. 

But it felt incredible.

But it was wrong, and you knew it. He was your best friend for god’s sake and he was in love with someone else.

You broke away, your breathing noticeably heavy as you tried to steady your thoughts. You were reeling. 

“Why did you stop? Did I - Was it ok?” Evan asked, meeting you eyes despite his nervous manner. 

“Oh yeah, you were … really good” you said, trying to steady your voice. 

You didn’t even notice your hands had weaved through his hair until you moved them down to your lap, breaking the contact completely. 

“So why did -” he stops. He just stares at you, saying nothing and some how saying everything.

“Maybe we should get some rest?” you say awkwardly, breaking the eye contact. You couldn’t do this. You couldn’t talk about what just happened. Not tonight. Not ever. You couldn’t let him know. You couldn’t ruin this friendship with your selfish feelings - this was the thought replaying in your mind so you didn’t relive that kiss. 

Evan bites a fingernail awkwardly before nodding. 

You quickly move back to your borrowed bed before Evan switches the light out, the darkness consuming all your unspoken words.

“Thank you, Y/N. I’m glad my first kiss, real or not, was with you” he says. 

“Me too Ev” you whisper. 

And one fact was undoubtably clear in your mind: you loved him, and it took him loving someone else for you to finally realise that. 

You know a lot of people are suspecting a badass concept this next comeback but ever since hearing the boys admit they want to do something more mature I’ve been thinking of a gentleman type of concept? Like it would be very suave and cool maybe a midnight ball type of feel..? Idk

God, He Loved Her (s.h.)

Author : @dej_okay

Word Count : 1k

Warnings : flufffFfff

Requested? : Yepperoni Pepperoni. By anon “hey dej!! i hope requests are still open, if not just ignore this :) could you write a cute sam one? "can i be him” broke my heart and i would love to have it healed with some fluff ;) for a plot I’d be open for anything but an idea of mine would be like a fall day together that sam and x spend together, maybe even with his fam?? idk just something cute, that’s the main thing haha, anyways, i hope you have a lovely day!!“ I hope i did this request jus
tice anon!

Author’s Note : So I tried fluff whatever its actually pure fluff. no angst or sadness i did it @rileywrites-parker Thank you to some of my biggest inspirations @hufflepuffholland @babyparker and @parkerroos and @sam-a-holland

REQUESTS ARE OPEN!!!

Tags : @tiny-friggin-human

God, she’s beautiful.

Sam watched her with a content smile on his face, eyes shining with a type of happiness only a lover could bring.

God, she was all his too.

"Darling”, he called softly, tugging her towards him, his hands placing themselves on her cold cheeks, his face leaning down to press chapped lips against soft ones. Warm and just, moving against each other.

God, it just got better everytime.

When he pulled away, she was already staring up at him, eyes trained on him with a gaze filled with what could only be adoration. “What?”, he chuckled, thumb stroking her soft skin in circular motions.

“You’re beautiful.” He blushed, and she seemed to enjoy that. He always blushed when Y/N complemented him, which seemed to be often. She always showed her appreciation for him, and it made Sam feel amazing.

He felt her shiver, body chilling as the cool air enveloped them. He smiled, and pulled his scarf from over his head, and settled it around her own neck, adjusting it so it was just right, laying right above the collar of her sweater.

God, she just got even better.


Y/N pulled away, gloved hands reaching out, as did her arms, suspended in the air as she began to twirl. It took Sam a while, but he realised why she started the task, the different colour fall leaves beginning to fall around them.

He crouched, eventually coming into a sitting position on the leaf coloured ground. He admired her, his girl, the light of his life. His darling.

His hands reached for his camera, wanting to photograph that moment, to capture it all, for him to look back on later, and smile, because how did he get this lucky, and god, everything with her just got better.

“I love you”, he blurted, the words escaping him with so much truth, so much passion, that she stopped completely, and turned, and looked at him. Oh god, she looked at him.

She smiled. “I know.” He reached out for her with a pout, and waited until she suffered forwards to pull her down with him, the squeal that left her lips making his smile reappear. She took resident pressed up against his side, comfortable.


He rested his chin on her head, and breathed in the sweet smelling shampoo she used.

God, he loved days like this.

He loved days when it was just them, just him and Y/N, the world shadowing them. Days when only they mattered. Days that belonged to young love. To their love.

God, he loved her.

Sam’s fingers gripped onto her hand, lacing the ligaments together in an action of endearment. “I’m so in love with you.” He loved saying that. She was his, and he was so happy because of that. He wanted to shout it from rooftops.

He loved her.


How had he managed to gain her affection? He was just Sam Holland, a boy way too obsessed with piano, and musicals. A boy in a family of great people, where he didn’t always feel so amazing.

Y/N made him feel amazing. She made him feel important. She made him feel on top of the world. Like nothing could go wrong with him when he had her.

“Sam?”

He looked down at her, thoughts pleasing, happiness radiating off of him. “Yes, love?”

“I told you I loved you more.”

“Impossible.” Y/N obviously disagreed, making various attempts to prove she loved him more, but Sam wouldn’t accept it.


He swung their hands back and forth between them, leading her inside the heated building he was familiar with, ushering her towards a booth by the windows. He knew from experience that was the best place to view the town square from.

“Two apple ciders please.”  He hadn’t noticed her already ordering for the two, too distracted by her beauty, her presence in general. He was always astounded by her. She had the power to make him forget his own name.

He pulled her hand into his, stroking her knuckles through her mittens. Sam always had to be touching her, he had to have some kind of contact with her, had to show all of his affection in a simple action.

“You make me happy”, she spoke quietly, eyes trained on the people scurrying by outside in the cold air, hurrying home or to family. “You’re the only thing that makes me this happy.” He loved hearing that.


“Well, I would hope so.” He goofily grinned at her. “I try my hardest.” Sam pulled the cotton material of her gloves off, and pressed his lips to her knuckles. “You’re hands are freezing.” He began massaging her hands with his, breathing hot air onto the skin.

Two steaming cups of cider were sat in front of them, the waitress giving  them a knowing look. Sam picked one of the mugs up in his hands, and wrapped her own around the ceramic material.

“Keep your hands warm, sweetheart.”

She took a sip, and Sam watched as her eyes closed, point of her throat rising a little with a swallow. A content noise left her, and he picked his own cider up, and took his own hearty sip.

“I’ve been looking forward to this”, Y/N announced. “To autumn. With you.” She smiled down at her drink. “With us. Together.”

Sam Holland leaned forwards, and grabbed her cup, set it down, tilted her head up, and pressed his mouth to hers. He warmed her lips with his own until he was reminded that oxygen was a necessity.

When he sat back down, he noticed how happy she looked. “You’re glowing.” He loved it. “Makes me feel important. Like I can do something worth it.”

She laughed. “Well then, Sam Holland, the prime supply of the world’s happiness.” She shrugged. “You are important. You make me feel like me." 

God, he loved making her happy.

God, he loved how she made him happy.

God, he loved her.

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  • "Leave me here."
  • "Why bother?"
  • "I'm not going to sit idly by and let the world burn."
  • "Can we vote on this?"
  • "That's fucked up, man."
  • "We can't do this ourselves."
  • "We have to try."

Hello! I’ve made this blog because I love Final Fantasy! Haha I love other FF games but this blog is for FFXV! I just ant to give a huge thanks to @ff15trashgoldenslumbers for helping me!! Go check out her blog its amazing! She also gave me the idea for this fic, drabble, scenario? Whatever you wanna call it XD. This is my first time writting for these charecters so they’re probably just maybe (if i’m lucky) a little bit OOC, forgive me for that!
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The chocobros first thought when they saw their s/o

Noctis:

Wow she’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s like I’m staring at a goddess, maybe I should ask her out….oh god she’s looking at me. Act cool Noctis, smile, give her a nod, yeah hey girl. Is laughing good???? IS IT?! Okay she’s still looking lean on the wall! And I fell so not cool, wait she’s coming over. Haha score.

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Prompto:

Oh my god she’s as cute as a chocobo. I didn’t think that was possible but there she is all…cute girl like. Maybe I can take a picture and say I was taking a picture of the ocean. Yeah nice thinking Prompto. And I got the picture, man she’s beautiful in this photo. Wait……she’s calling out to me. IS SHE MAD!? Just stay calm dude, she wants a copy of the photo. She knew, but I also got her number, awesome~

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Gladio:

Hottie alert, oh shit did I say that out loud she’s looking at me. Not like I care if I said it out loud, I mean come on she’s way more then a ten~ Man would I like to do some fun things with her. Damn she’s still looking at me, I’m going to go and talk with her. And by talk I mean flirt with her like the world is ending tomorrow.

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Ignis:

She is quite lovely, the way her hair falls in front of her face and how passionate  she talks about the things she loves. Her smile is like watching the sunrise on a new day, it’s absolutely beautiful. I’ve only just met her but I believe I’m already falling in love with her.

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WHY I HATE RIO PART 1: THE BIRD DESIGNS

If anybody knows me on my main blog or irl i’m sure you are aware I am an avid theropod enthusiast, I predominantly draw birds. When I first saw posters for Rio I was exited because I did like the first ice age, and I actually did like how Blu looked design wise. I did not see it in theatres, for whatever reason a school friend dragged me to see the 3D yogi bear movie instead (it was horseshit). Eventually I rented Rio on DVD to see with my mom and it was…….meh? and then mostly forgot about it. 

But that was younger me before I critiqued movies and had fermented in bitterness. So being a bird lover with a lot of things to say I decided to crack this into two separate posts because covering the designs alone will make this posts long and image heavy.

Why am I cracking down so hard on ‘realism’ in this movie’s designs? Well mostly because the “theme” of this movie is bird conservation. In a realism-based setting. Unlike, say, Seuss’s original Lorax. it has an environmentalist message but has a well developed Seussiverse where nonsensical creatures fit the nonsensical habitat. With rio however, it is based in our world in our present time. I expect the creatures shown to be based on reality. Otherwise you break reality, making your conservation message weaker by showing animals in this context that don’t even exist. These bird designs come off as lazy recolourings where the story and setting is just under researched.

Most clearly this can be seen with the “blue macaws”. 

Blu and Jewel are in fact supposed to be a real species of parrot, they are Spix’s macaws (which look adorable). They are critically endangered, and only one wild individual is known that was spotted earlier this year. Too bad they look nothing like the design, they couldn’t even at least make Blue a more turquoise tint.

Rio seems to model all of their macaws as Aras, the genus of larger macaws including the stereotypical scarlet and bluegolds. Spixs arent Aras, they are the only Cyanopsitta species, a smaller macaw which would be about under half of Blu’s size and roughly half a pound in weight.
If you took a colourless image of Blu i would assume he is an Ara macaw, or even the giant Hyacinth’s macaw. (In fact, most images that come up when i look for ‘Rio bird species’ places him as a hyacinths.) They also use Ara calls for his noises… 

Call me old fashioned but I think when you’re trying to make a movie about a real critically endangered species, I think you should at least try to competently represent it. Had he been a large species i would have loved his design.

However personally that doesn’t bother me as much as the background birds do. All of the macaws are odd recolours by which i mean hardly discernible species. In the top photo I see what may be a blue and gold, a scarlet or green-wing, and maybe even a red-shouldered macaw… which makes no sense because they are the smallest macaw, at 0.3lbs. BUT THEY ARE ALL OFF COLOUR AND NONE OF THEM INCLUDING BLU HAVE BARE SKIN ON THEIR FACES. i guess for whatever reason they thought it would look ‘too ugly’ :/

I literally had no idea what these bottom ones are, the only bird I’ve ever seen like that first one is a leucestic blue and gold, the green one may be a military macaw???? its just so frustrating to look at. So I went on the wiki and there they called them golden conures and peach fronted conures… that are large macaw sized..

(a golden conure with a large macaw trio, rio’s are the same size and shape..)

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Then there’s the stock passerines… these guys are supposedly finches and there’s again a variety of recolours in the movies. but they are all just ‘ball with eyes’, a bird design stereotype that i really hate. I thought the blue one may be fairy wren but those are only endemic to australia soo

Other background birds included in Rio 1 are waders and other passerines or near passerines. I’m alright with the jamie foxx and will i am birds. I actually enjoy the cockatoo design as well as the toco toucan, but there’s more birds I dislike than ones I like. 

 I’m also bummed they had no raptors because south america some really cool ones like the harpy eagle, an abundance of diverse owls, and falcons. Other neat birds include hummingbirds, woodpeckers, herons, guans, hoatzin, cock-of-the-rock, curassows, and the potoo, just off the top of my head. Basically it just feels under researched on blue sky’s part when they set out to have a movie about birds and endangered species, but i’ll talk about my resentment for the plot later…

design nitpick round:

  • the parrots’ feet are missing a toe. parrots are zygodactylous, they should have two toes in front and two in back. so do woodpeckers.
  • the baby parrots are already immediately fledged with all their feathers, just looking like mini adults with a large head. just for once i would like to see nakey altricial birds in cartoons..
  • how did a toco toucan and keel billed toucan mate and have offspring.
I JUST FEEL LIKE ONE DIRECTION COULD COME BACK. LIKE I UNDERSTAND THEYRE DOING THEIR THING AND LIKE EXPLORING AND FINDING THEMSELVES OR WHATEVER EAT PRAY LOVE BULLSHIT BUT MAYBE THEY COULD JUST COME BACK SO THAT I CAN BE WHOLE AGAIN AND NOT A FRACTURED MORTAL SOUL. I JUST THINK ITS REALLY INSENSITIVE THAT THEYRE ALL EXISTING ALL AT ONCE ON THIS PLANET AND THEYRE NOT TOGETHER LIKE THEYRE SUPPOSED TO BE. HOW DO I LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE ONE DIRECTION AREN’T TOGETHER? HOW IS THAT FAIR AT ALL? WHAT IS THIS INJUSTICE? THE UNIVERSE HAS FAILED ME AND I SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED IT BUT I DIDNT. I DIDNT KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE THIS. I HAD NO FUCKING IDEA. I AM EVISCERATED. I AM A SHELL. THIS... THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BECOME. ONE DIRECTION. PLEASE. I AM BEGGING YOU. BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

i actually like jacksepticeye’s commentary and gameplay on hiveswap (at least so far)! its really nice watching someone who its going into it with fresh eyes! he also seems really genuine about wanting to play this game rather than it just being for views or whatever.

Lotor is not Zuko but maybe he’s Vegeta

So Alot of people have been talking of a Zuko style redemption arc/ character arc for Lotor. Now I’m not gonna say that a redemption arc or character arc for Lotor that involves him joining the palladins permanently isn’t possible or in character. What I’m saying it feels unlikely it would happen the way it did for Zuko. Instead I think if it does happen it will resemble Vegeta’s arc from DBZ.

So what is Zuko’s arc? He wants to be loved and accepted by his father and regain his honnor. He believes that will be possible by capturing the Avatar. However realizes that capturing the Avatar would be the furthest thing from honorable and he will never truly be loved and accepted by his father. So he decides to try to to redeem himself in the eyes of the Main Chararcters and through the process finds a group of other people who will love and accept him who aren’t his father. He had to have this change of heart of what he was doing because it didn’t allign with his values like he initially thought.

Compare this with Vegeta’s arc in DBZ, Vegeta starts off as a antagonist, unlike Zuko whose target was the MC Vegeta’s target was not. What Vegeta wanted was something that the MCs couldn’t accept ( destroying earth ) so they fought. Later Vegeta and the MCs team up against a common enemy ( Freiza) because they need all the help they can get to beat him. Afterwards similar situations arise where because of a common enemy they must team up. They aren’t friends and Vegeta is far from a good person nor is he really actively trying to become one. However due to the partnership he is exposed to the protagonists ideas and values and they grow on him, as do the protagonists themselves. He begins to change and become close to the protagonists and eventually becomes one himself. He doesn’t completely loose all of his villainous ways and temptations, he’s not exactly a good person like the actual MC. He ends up more as a morally grey character who happens to be a protagonist for a while and eventually just becomes a genuinely good person.

Now part of the reason for his huge shift from the beginning of the series is just because this series is so long and there are sequel series to it. VLD likely won’t be that long. However I think there are more similarities between Lotor and Vegeta than Lotor and Zuko.

Lotor doesn’t have this clear world view set up to be challenged like Zuko. In fact many of his desires thoughts are being kept deliberately a secret. All that you really know that it is probably something Zarkon and Haggar wouldn’t approve of. It seems unlikely that his arc is going to involve him changing his goals to be a better person when right now he’s about to join the palladins side ( even if its only temporary) and you still don’t really know what he wants. Saying its just as simple as he just wants to be the next emperor seems unlikely because that would be ovbious and expected. So kinda pointless keeping us in suspense to reveal that. It could be good or bad or even some goal that is neither good or bad.

However like Vegeta his ideas how he should achieve the goal could change for the better from exposure to the palladins. Maybe he grows to value them he may accommodate his plans to make sure they and what they value aren’t negatively affected by whatever he wants. Course he might not be consciously aware he’s changed for the better or actively trying to prove to the world hes a good person now like Zuko did which is why it won’t be a Zuko style arc.

So Lotor will go from a antagonist to a morally ambigous protagonist slowly and subconsciously. Course these are all theories with absolutely no ideas in mind on what he wants. I am assuming he’s morally ambiguous for all I know he could be completely evil or galra jesus. But either way if they do choose to go a Lotor genuinely decides to join Team Voltron and be one of the protagonists Route, and he starts off with not so noble intentions, the Vegeta style arc is the way I see him going.

Phantom of the Opera au (con’t) - (because of course I kept thinking of it)

I was thinking about how everyone else would fit into the story, and I really like the idea of Davenport and Merle taking the place André and Firmin - taking over the operation of the opera house and doing their best (but not super great). Davenport maybe used to be a renowned singer and performed there before, and he’s nostalgic and wants to see the place back in its prime. Merle is up for whatever. They’re definitely married.

Lucretia has the “Christine” role - a quiet dancer who was recently discovered as having a beautiful voice and is rising in fame. Kravitz appreciates her voice, sure, but he’s not gonna be weird about it (he’s not Erik levels of murderous OR jealous and he writes orchestra music so). Lucretia knows he’s around. She’s more interested in the attention of a certain stagehand.

Magnus takes care of a lot of the heavy-lifting and backstage necessities of the opera house. He doesn’t necessarily understand the more refined elements of the performances, but he appreciates all of it in that “I’m proud of you even though I don’t understand anything about what you do” way. He has an enormous crush on Lucretia and always ends up knocking things over when they cross paths. He and Avi are the ones mostly responsible for the ghost stories, since they’re the ones who keep telling them.

Lup and Barry are there to perform, but they’re also there to negotiate a contract with the opera house to perform individually and as part of the orchestra. It would be steady work for them and steady performers for the opera house. Taako comes with them - he used to be on stage too (still a cooking show? acrobatics? acting in general? maybe he played the same instrument as his sister?), but he gave it up after an overzealous fan - a stagehand - started stalking him. The job with the opera house is a new start for all three of them after Sazed got too close.

Sazed has the role of Raoul as someone from Taako’s past who’s found him again, but with the murderous and jealous tendencies of the phantom. The scene through the door of the dressing room is a bit more sinister - finding the hidden door in the mirror is a welcome escape for Taako.

People start dying in connection with the opera house and everyone assumes it’s the work of the Phantom. Davenport asks Merle to find a detective to help them figure out what’s going on and Merle returns with Angus McDonald. When Davenport gives him a Look, Merle says that Angus claimed to be the best. Davenport doesn’t know what he was expecting but he’s not surprised that the one thing he asked Merle to do ended up like this.

here’s an idea because im a terrible person

so you know how murdoc apparently had some guy try to replace him ??

(this lad)

ok so like what if, i don’t know whats going on, but 2d can’t get with murdoc for whatever reason so 2d finds this guy and 2d’s just like “man i really love murdoc but he wont love me back” and this guy is all for 2d and shit and just showers him with love and he’s “basically” like murdoc so 2d goes for him because “close enough” (but maybe its this whole scheme to try and get murdoc out of the picture)

and then maybe murdoc walks in on them or something and he’s like super jealous or whatever but he’s too proud to admit it and yea

just an idea