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anonymous asked:

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE WEBSERIES NORMALIZING LGBT PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS??

it’s an indie series by Parafable called the Uncanny Upshurs ( we have a tag for it! www.accio-shitpost.tumblr.com/tagged/UnUps ) and it features a racially diverse cast of canonically autistic, LGBT (including trans and non-binary!!) characters, a bunch of whom are women. i’m personally very close to the actress who plays Agatha Upshur (who is a trans woman, irl and in-show!!) and the show is incredible tbh. check it out!!

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The Uncanny Upshurs episode 29 - Ceremonials

Aggie says goodbye. Or, more accurately, “see ya!”

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Three years ago today, while in the early stages of planning TAJWASH, Sara and I visited the Sherlock Holmes museum at 221b Baker Street in London! Now is as good a time as any to share something I don’t think I’ve ever shared? Which is Jamie’s full Twitter profile picture (second from the bottom). This seems to reveal something deeper though, which is that TAJWASH must exist in some kind of paradoxical meta reality, otherwise how does one account for Jamie Watson’s Twitter profile picture being taken in a museum that shouldn’t even exist in her universe?

Want A Bite? | Sam & Mercedes
  • Sam Evans and Mercedes Jones
  • Daniel’s Upscale Restaurant
  • Mercedes decides to grab dinner at the restaurant where Sam is the Executive Chef.

It was right in the middle of a normal balls-to-the-walls busy night when the hostess stuck her head into the kitchen and announced that Mercedes would like to see him. Amongst the usual rabble of kitchen noise and chaos, Stevie, Sam’s brother had been ribbing another worker, singing AC/DC obnoxiously falsetto at him, while Another worker shouted for some quiet as he worked his usual incomprehensible magic on the desserts. How did a guy with fingers like that create such delicate pastry masterpieces? The noise level was high, Sam raising his voice in order to be heard as he kept the circus moving, getting dishes out fast and complete. Sam adjusted the white bandanna that held his blonde hair back and quickly scrubbed his hands clean and made sure that his spot on the line was covered. His whites were filthy but there was nothing he could do about that, it came with the territory. The hostess led the way through the busy dining room to a small quiet table occupied by only one person. For a moment, all Sam could see was shadows and out-of-focus lines. Then he blinked and noticed that Mercedes was beautiful. More beautiful than what he thought. And Sam was staring. He smiled awkwardly, feeling incredibly oafish and scruffy in comparison to the beauty seated in front of him.

why you should watch The Uncanny Upshurs

Originally posted by ursulashero

The Uncanny Upshurs in a new urban fantasy web series from @parafable, and it has quickly become one of my new favorite things, so I thought I’d make a post about it to spread the word about it :)

So what’s the show about?

The Uncanny Upshurs is about Agatha and Wally Upshur, British twins who are living apart for the first time in there lives, as Wally has moved to America to go to collage. To help keep in touch (bc Wally is shit at answering his phone omg get it together Walter), they set up a YouTube channel where they post vlogs every week. However, strange things start happening to/around the twins, including mysterious videos being uploaded to their channel of situations where there seemed to be no camera. So the first few episodes are the twins (and their friends who are The Best) trying to figure out what’s going on.

SPOILERS IT’S MAGIC

The urban fantasy aspect is one of my favorite things about the series, and I love how many fantasy characters/creatures are thrown into the mix (witches, fairies, sirens, vampires, etc.). Speaking of things I love…

Reasons Why The Uncanny Upshurs Is Wonderful

Reason #1: This Show Is Incredibly Diverse

Pretty much every single character in the show is LGBT+, including the titular twins (Agatha is a lesbian trans woman, and Wally is bisexual). There isn’t any drama over how A w F u L it is being gay, and all of the characters are pretty confident and comfortable with there sexualities.* (the episode where Jake figures out he’s attracted to guys is so adorable)

Along with LGBT+ characters, the show has a lot of awesome characters of color. As a white person I feel a bit less qualified to talk about POC representation, so here are some gif/pictures as examples

Originally posted by frankieprices

Originally posted by frankieprices

Now that I think about it Uncanny Upshurs also has a mostly female cast hell yeah

Reason #2: The Aforementioned Urban Fantasy Stuff

So I will be the first to admit that I’m always a slut for urban fantasy, so I was probably going to love Uncanny Upshurs no matter what, but the fantasy stuff they’ve set up so far is really cool. I don’t want to spoil to much, but there’s story lines about fairy kingdoms, forest witches, and a lady in the lake (no not that one) being established and I’m really excited to see where they go.

Reason #3: Every Episode Has Closed Captioning

This is a smaller detail, but it makes me really happy and I know I have some hoh followers so I thought I’d mention it. It sometimes takes the channel a few days to add captioning to the episodes, but every episode does eventually get captions.

Reason #4: The Characters Are All Really Great

I’m surprised this show hasn’t gotten more popular on here because these characters are all adorable omg. Like this section isn’t going to have any analysis I’m just gonna fangirl over these nerds.

Originally posted by frankieprices

Agatha is so adorable and sarcastic like she can be so deadpan its gr8 also shes meme trash and I love her

Originally posted by megwinter

Wally is a fucking n e r d okay hes so awkward and I relate. Also his roommate Jake is one of my favorite characters he just rolls with all the weird shit going on like a pro.

I can’t decide if Gemma is life goals or wife goals so I’m going with both

I know I said I wouldn’t spoil a lot but Lennon is an aro ace siren and it’s really important to me that you know that bc I love her

This is Alistair he’s a fuckboy but we love him anyway

Actual Princess Daphne MacCrae

Reason #5: It’s Just Fun To Watch

Media can be sad. Like, really fucking sad. A big part of why I enjoy The Uncanny Upshurs is because it just puts me in a good mood whenever I watch it. That doesn’t mean the show is all brightness and positiveness 100% of the time, the latest episodes have had some more serious/emotional moments, but even after watching those episodes I’m always in better mood because this show has such a great vibe to it.

*I understand that there is absolutely a place for media depicting the struggles that often come with being LGBT+, but it’s nice to have shows that have happy, openly LGBT+ characters who aren’t defined by their orientations.

In Conclusion

The Uncanny Upshurs is a really fun, diverse web series that deserves more love and attention. Each episode is less than 10 minutes, and you can find them all on YouTube here. (I’ll admit the first few aren’t great but it gets better as it goes on).

If you do end up watching the show (or you’re already a fan of it), message me so we can talk about it! The fandom is currently pretty small and I’d love to see more people talking about this show!

Soon It’s Gonna Rain | Blaine & Sebastian
  • Blaine Anderson and Sebastian Smythe
  • Sebastian’s apartment
  • Blaine asks Sebastian for help preparing for an upcoming audition.

Blaine took his time getting ready that morning; gelled his hair carefully to look neat with only a hint of curls peeking out, picked an outfit he knew looked great on him. He wanted to look good for Sebastian. His heart still fluttered when he thought about the other man, and he hoped that never went away, no matter how much time they spent together. When it was time for him to leave, Blaine grabbed his bag, double-checked he had his scripts, sheet music, and wallet, and made his way to the subway station. Throughout the ride and walk to Sebastian’s, Blaine ran over the lines in his head. He wanted this part so badly; he’d been thrilled when he saw the casting call, remembered seeing ‘The Fantasticks’ when he was 14 and singing the songs until he knew every note and every word. He took a deep breath. If it was meant to be it would be. He nodded to himself and knocked on Sebastian’s door. 

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ALPHABETICAL ASK

Thank you @now-i-know-how-morrissey-felt for tagging me, i love you!

Age: 17 (17 mlad perspektiven kader)

Biggest fear: becoming my parents i think??

Current time: 20:02

Drink you had last: water

Everyday starts with: not wanting to wake up lol

Favorite song: glad to be gay i think?? or maybe moj život je novi val by paraf (that songs describes my life perfectly)

Ghosts, are they real?: YES

Hometown: Ng, Slovenia

In love with: the way the building next to where i live looks everyday at around 7pm when the sun is setting

Jealous of: kids who were raised in households where money was never a problem, kids whos parents aren’t fuckin awfull, just kids with functional families basically 

Killed someone: i wish i killed myself that one time three years ago

Last time you cried: 10minutes ago

Middle name: don’t have one

Number of siblings: 1

One wish: to move aways form here

Person you last called/texted: my best friend

Question you’re always asked: ‘’how is school?’’ fucking awful thanks for asking

Reason to smile: sunlight, the moon, stars, forests, graveyards (that sounds morbid but graveyards are so pretty), Lou Reed, little kids, really good shows 

Song you last sang: Anarhija all over Slovenia (what a legendary song am i right)

Time you woke up: 6 or 7

Underwear color: black

Vacation destination: Germany!!

Worst habit: i drink too much alcohol alone in my room

X-ray you had: my foot and my back a few times

Your favorite food: cereal and pancakes

Zodiac sign: Capricorn

I’m tagging, (please don’t feel like you have to do it tho):

@warbird

@sadsongz

@byesexualmonster

@brokenpythagoras

@arcadianickrhodes & @dewdropkid (both new mutals hii)

so, twelfth grade (or whatever) is coming to an end soon, which is very sad, but there’s GOOD NEWS folks because there are plenty of other webseries out there for you to watch and write meta and fanfiction etc. about, mainly:

@theadventuresofjamiewatson aka tajwash which you’ll DEFINITELY be interested in because eliot aka sebastian stars in the second season as stanley hopkins and everybody loves him. also, there is lots of gay (jamie watson is bi and sherlock holmes is aroace) and sherlock quotes twelfth night several times, you’ll love it. first season is vlog-style, second season is partially tv-style (second season is better), lots of material to watch and relies less on an overarching plot so you can skip around a bit and find your fave sherlock holmes story if you want.

@thegreytarmacroad which completes the TRILOGY of @parafable and is an adaptation of the wizard of oz with lots of gr8 characters and ALSO lots of gay and it takes place in ENGLAND which is funny to me because it’s an american book, meanwhile the rest of us are adapting british books in america ANYWAY give it a go. it maybe technically exists in the same universe as tajwash (and a few other webseries) because two characters have asked each other q&a questions. it’s still airing now (and will be for a while) so you can catch up and then experience some of that anticipation.

@bgpwebseries aka The Blair Goddess Project, which is based off greek myth but not any specific myth because it’s about a new goddess exiled to earth who must learn the true meaning of friendship and if you watch tajwash (see above) you’ll recognize like every other actor in it because they were filmed at the same school and one of the main characters is a genderfluid god who is changes appearances so is played by like ten different wonderful actors and there are fun effects because Blair the goddess does magic. it’s partially vlog-style and takes a bit to really get into the plot but the episodes are quick and easy to watch.

Late Night Visit | Blaine & Sebastian
  • Blaine Anderson and Sebastian Smythe
  • Blaine’s studio in SoHo
  • Sebastian comes over to retrieve the clothes he let Blaine borrow after their previous date.

Blaine’s phone buzzed with a new text from Sebastian. “I’ll be there in ten. ;)“ He smiled to himself, looking forward to seeing Sebastian again, even after the embarrassing ending their previous date came to. He waited a few minutes and paused the TV, pushed himself up off couch and grabbed the neatly folded stack of clothes from his dresser, bringing them up to his face and smelling them. He wished they’d still smelt like Sebastian. He felt happy flutters in his chest thinking about the other man; Blaine was smitten, and he couldn’t help the giddy smile he had on his face when he heard soft knocking on the door.

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The Uncanny Upshurs episode 25 - there’s a moment you know

Agatha has a lot more to say.

loviattara  asked:

This blog is a delight! Could you recommend some post-punk revival (or other newer goth or synth) bands with female vocalists?

Hard question, since there are many of those, actually, mostly on the synthier side of our scene. The dude-on-synths and chick-on-vocals combination actually became a bit of a disease in roughly 2010 - 2015, imo.
Anyway, by heart I now get to this (in no particular order) : EvaBelgrado, Tropic of Cancer, Sally Dige, Further Reductions, Tetra Plok, La Fete Triste, Dream Affair, Sixth June, Phosphor, Minuit Machine, Zola Jesus, Pleasure Symbols, Winter Severity Index, Low Sea, BOAN, Tempers, Soma Sema, Schonwald, Hante, Linea Aspera, Keluar, Lebanon Hanover.    

The thing is that my knowledge of music goes much wider when it comes down to ‘80s music (still, my personal taste can be find here more than in the revival bands, too) and so that I am afraid I’ll raise music that you’ll probably came across already. It’s definetely less underground because it’s newer, obviously.

Btw, my favorite female vocalist is Simona Buja from Kirlian Camera - sadly she can only be heard on some of the band’s 1980s tracks (Blue RoomEdges, Eclips, Heldenplatz). The best female-lead project would be Propaganda with the then 19-year-old Claudia Brücken. The album A Secret Wish (1985) is truly one of the best albums ever. 
Some other older music with really good female vocalists: Yazoo, Shark Taboo, Paraf (only 1984) & Angel of the Odd.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FOR RAINY DAYS

Since my previous post was on newer music (and it is a very boring rainy monday) here some top notch ‘old’ postpunk, synth, goth artists you might like. It is a true shame how most of these never crossed the border back then.  Personal favorites in bold.

Marielle from Arte no Escuro


Arte no Escuro (Brazil, 1988)
Euroshima (Argentina, 1986)
Paraf (Yugoslavia, 1984)
Weimar Gesang (Italia, 1984)
Variete (Poland, 1993)
Twice a Man (Sweden, 1984)
Bonanza Banzai (Hungary, 1989) 
Guardian Bird (France, 1989) 
Ekaterina Velika (Yugoslavia, 1987)

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The Uncanny Upshurs episode 16 - Two Evils

Wally attempts to gather more information.

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The Uncanny Upshurs Episode 5 - Unitalks

Oh yeah, Agatha and Gemma have actual lectures and stuff!

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ParaFAL

Or the FAL PARA. Whichever you prefer. The FN FAL is one of the most famous weapons of all time. The “Right Arm of the Free World”, it was the Western counterpart to the Soviet AK-47 during the Cold War. The FAL was the benchmark NATO battle rifle. Using the same 7.62x51mm round as the M14, it was a very hard hitter.

The FAL OSW, or SA58, or FAL PARA or ParaFAL, was a shorter variant of the rifle with a folding stock and shorter barrel designed to be lighter and more portable than the original full-length FAL. It still used the 7.62x51mm NATO standard round, and kicked like a mule.

Nexon released the ParaFAL during the Black Friday 2011 event, and it has been very rare in game. Not very many players use the ParaFAL. When I first picked it off a dead body, I noted its relatively low recoil, which was not true to its real-life counterpart. Also not true to the real FAL was that it only had moderate damage. The weapon handled like many other assault rifles, but had less spread and was pretty accurate in full-automatic firing. I would recommend this weapon to those who are proficient in aiming. Close-quarters gunfights, in which everyone is at each others’ throats, are where the ParaFAL really shines.

Hello, everyone, it’s your favorite Tumblr user here! Since I reached 300 followers yesterday, I shall do a Follow Forever! I apologize if I miss any names for I have been doing this since 12 midnight and it is now 3:20 a.m. And thank you for everyone that’s been following me! You guys are swell!

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bokuwallmaria, birdcagesanddemons, becomeonewithhetalia, back-that-ass-up-bocchan, berwald0xenstierna, bvsedpirateking, bulbasaur01, bestdamnsalad

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chillstepography, computerwar, cloudy-with-a-chance-of-doitsu, choosepeaceoverwar, cookieofillusions, canadian-potato, chubishloop, crysalink, castiel–lovesdean, cryptologists, canadiantardis, chocoaphkaylarobin, canadown, communistllamaland, cielsucks, chigiiii, cannibalistic-beachballs

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anonymous asked:

Can you link me to the UnUp's trailer? Is it out on YouTube yet?

There’s no “trailer” as of yet, but there’s an “episode 0″ which is something like a prologue to the story! The IndieGoGo is here, as well, if you wanted to check that out. If you have any more questions, direct them to Parafable - they’re the geniuses behind the show!