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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!

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!!

anonymous asked:

I hope you don't mind me asking questions about Uncanny Upshurs. What is it?

it’s an indie, fantasy webseries by @parafable that i portray one of the main characters in. it’s super fab, you should check it out here

any harry potter fan will absolutely adore UnUps so like: note to my followers, check it out yo

That night, a forest grew. | Kurt & Blaine
  • Blaine Anderson and Kurt Hummel
  • Blaine’s bedroom in Kurt and Blaine’s shared apartment
  • Drinking wine at 3am. 

Blaine checked his phone, 3:45am. He had been lying awake in bed just short of three hours now. It was his first night sleeping in his new apartment, his new room. He felt safe, of course he did, but it was still so new. There was anxiety resting beneath his skin that needed a way out. He kicked his blankets off the bed and into a heap on the floor, felt the cold air of his room on his bare chest and took a few deep breaths. He wondered if he had done the right thing moving in with Kurt. Kurt seemed to think so, and so did Sebastian, but that didn’t stop the thought in the back of Blaine’s head that this could end in disaster. 

He sighed, texted Kurt and silently hoped he was still awake. At his response, Blaine was off his bed and making his way into the kitchen. He opened a bottle of pinot grigio, grabbed the biggest wine glasses he could find (he had almost settled for two large mugs), and returned to his room. 

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.

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.

Ghosted || Para

Five years.

It had been five years since that monster had wreaked havoc on this town, tormenting the residents, and driving many to either death or insanity. Cameron was one of the few people who had escaped the monster’s grasp, but that wasn’t to say that he hadn’t been changed by it.

The Hollow, as he had named the creature, was seemingly nothing more than a cloud of black smoke. But in reality, it was so much more. It had the power to destroy hundreds of people at once.

Cameron had moved to Los Angeles after high school and now had a successful career in both music and film. He had never intended to return to his hometown, but here he was. All because of a feeling deep down that told him one thing:

The Hollow was back.

anonymous asked:

Any disabled characters????

the main characters are both autistic (Aggie passionately and openly so, not sure about Wally) and i think a couple characters have ADHD and the likes - i’m not sure about physical disabilities, though, but if there aren’t there may well be in season 2.

Honestly, you’d be better off asking @parafable this i’m sure they can give you a better list!! <3

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 29 - Ceremonials

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

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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aphrussias, ask-hetalia-paris-bonnefoy, aph-alfie, ask-the-hero-mcflurry, attackonyugioh, aphnor, asknyotalianorthitaly, a-wild-netherlands-appeared, aramenworld, arthurquirkland, axispowersshella, askthegirlwiththehetalians, anarchymodeslash, aph-russia, aphnordicks, afilmwithoutwords, aph-snk-shipper, aphnetherlanden, aph-ladonia, arrowfanderp, arimuffinz, ask–waverly-hills–sanatorium, arufureddo-f-jonzu, a-sherlock-state-of-mind, ask-blood-soaked-pancakes, aphdoctor, alfredheichou, aph-norwayed, ask-aph-belarus, ask-demon-arthur-adventuretime, aph-usuk

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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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-doitsu-, dazzlecort, darklover62199, denmark-and-coffee, do-i-look-like-i-caaaaare, drawacircletherestheearth, dbzchrome, dizzybunnies, dragonspam, derpzunited, douxbaisemain, dextra2

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eevee2glaceon09, eightpilot, englandshero, englandsbooty, ele2617

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fem-finland, florrible-and-misrabella-machine, fenikkusuhime, fanboyofallthings, fanboyofallthings, fuck-yeah-hetalia, first-to-stand-first-to-fall, florencesbird, fabuloushetahungary, famille-est-amour, fairytail-dream, fetabreath, fruk-this

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gqiceland, ghost-of-prussia, god–dammit-eren, godtiering, gaybabydenmark, gaybabygermania, gaybabyukraine, gaybabygreece, gaybabyliechtenstein, golden-dalek, gaybapj, gaylord-sweden, greatfoodchallenge, gilberthellabeilschmidt, gifs-paraf-sdeseries

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hipstercanada, hannahxgengar, himaruyes, hornyjackalope, horriblycreative, hngary, hetalover0701, hetaliaddiction, hetaliyes, hetaliaz, hkittythebest, heyhellohowdy, hetaliasnkandpokemon, hetalialover18, huggingtitan, hetalia420, hitorinbo-shinkai, hipsterengland, hetalianforever, hetaliangonewild, hetalyuh, hellomisshetalia, hetalia-ivanbraginski, herekittykittyohnowelostkitty, hetalia-alfredfjones, hetazawa-minakuzu, hellostrangerwithaface, hotdadstalker, hellowinterdreamsworld

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iggy-risu, internetskittles, italybutts, itsrussiada, icecaffemocha, ichikonohakko, indiegrungetitan, i-think-youre-special-so-i, ivan-braginskys-left-asscheek, i-am-somewhat-hungry, itsonlymeandanime, idowhatiwantbiatch, iggysbunny3, itave 

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justahetalialover

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kirklandick, klacierchubbyklacier, katietheparrsnip, kanyomin, kirklandos, kidsi5ter, kittenergy, kingdomheartsparadise, kirklandass, kueaki, katbunnyz, knight-of-the-space, kawaiinekonekocanchan, kar-kar93

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lithuania07, llamatalia, ladiassassins, little-miss-china, ludwigxfeliciano, loanelaminou, lizhedervary, lithuanias-tight-butt, look-at-all-my-feels

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myungsmooth, mymagicalunatica, maryranstadler1, magicsketchbook, mageofthelufaines, momma-cas, moriarty-i-s-back, mynameisheila, madarama, midnightswish, moonfeather12, mizukiammmmmber

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nathaliegiulia, noncullupsableyy54, norwayisagaygay, nihaochinaaru, nekomimiarthur, nyan-ocelot, nor-way-to-hell, nordorks, nyocanacla, new-dino-sprinkles, norway-judges-you, nesinomics, nailpolish-dolly

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officialiceland, olyssi, onecannothavetoomanyfandoms, oneheartpaw, otaku-mind325

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pastabunnyveee, prussianbabe1314, prussias-crotchcloth, polands-ponies, peppersticks, polskalicious, punkrockiceland, puptartstar

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quailmcquailster, queenofhetalia, queendafu

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rdgdflsdkajsfghdksjafg, razvi-sama, russiansunflowerheart, raccoonred, rosey-red16

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scandinaviyeah, super-vargas-sisters, snkerenjager, sukoshi-baka-san, sorellaperfratello, sexydragon05, spamanos, sherlocheholmes, sammys-blood-stained-lips, superwholockedatnerdplusplus, soy-una-gordita, sugariechibi, sapfero, softbuneary, samantha-dark, swmandrijn, sexyhetaliafangirl, sud-italia, stealinurman, scandinavianmutt, strangelittlekitten, silverteengirlie, shahlalalalala, sarvyle, shuseii-usui, supercalifragilisticxpialidoitsu, schtickyfriend, sunflowers-for-russia, sassyhungary

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thebestbl0gever, the-state-of-dreaming, the-awesomest-pancakes, teenage-legend, twerkforhetalia, tomato-boxfairy, tayuchan, tagau, tutto-8, the-fan-of-fandom, the-london-gentleman, theverytallmidget, thatsmissitalianbitchtoyou, that-ginger-on-the-interweb, the-sultan-is-back, the-king-of-cupcakes, thehetalianwaffle, tyrannusrx, taiwan-ask

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venezianno, victoriabeilschmidt, viaegbert, vita266, venezitos, voltourantalia, victoriatakanashi, vitalregionstaken

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whovianhetakuketchum, winedharma, wheresunflowersbloom, wayisah, whiteflagfeli, wanderin-aussie, warning-fandom-ahead

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yoruikari

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

Agatha has a lot more to say.

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Parafable Pride Month - Demi-s

Leone Jinjur The Grey Tarmac Road (demisexual)
Viola Messing Twelfth Grade or Whatever (demiromantic)
Stanley Hopkins The Adventures of Jamie Watson (and Sherlock Holmes) (demisexual)
Viola Messing Twelfth Grade or Whatever (demigirl)
Foster Page Twelfth Grade or Whatever (demiboy)
Hamlet Hamlet the Dame (demigirl)

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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!

anonymous asked:

Will #UnUps have subtitles? (English isn't my first language and I have no problems understanding it as long as it's written down, but when I just hear it everything turns into weird glibberish and I can't be the only one with this problem?)

If you have any questions, they should ideally be directed at @parafable as they are behind the show (whilst I am not) but yes, there will absolutely be subtitles!!

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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.