Aries: friends and family are important to you. You’re having trouble reaching out and getting help with your problems right now. Don’t be afraid to open up and focus on your priorities
Taurus: You’ve been stuck in a rut lately. Get out of your comfort zone and try new things. A secret is making you nervous. You’re prone to small accidents right now, so be careful when handling sharp objects.
Gemini: now is a good time to start a new project, especially something out doors. Remember to stay positive as the seasons change and don’t let the negativity of the past few months hold you back. You’re vulnerable to stomach upset right now, so avoid salads.
Cancer: things are looking up! Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many commitments, focus just on one thing at a time. It’s ok to be selfish sometimes. Your lucky numbers are 9, 35, and 83.
Leo: the thing you’ve been dreading will soon come to pass. Do not shy away from the road ahead, and embrace adversity as you’ll only grow for it. Unrelated, but now would be an excellent time to plan a short vacation somewhere new.
Virgo: Chill Virgo. Virgo you have got to relax. The problems of close friends and family are not your problems, let other people take care of themselves. It’s a good time to take bold action and personal risks. Break up with him Virgo.
Libra: Things are going positively in your career. Now is the time to make long term commitments and big purchases. Some wind chimes would be nice.
Scorpio: despite everything, you still cannot legally marry a spider. Maybe that’s for the best. Stop taking wild gambles and think before taking action. Consult a close friend for advice on important decisions. Your color this season is teal.
Sagittarius: now is the time to start focusing on your health. Start a diet and workout regime, do a juice cleanses, quit vaping. Really just get down on a bowl of that sweet sweet kush. Be careful when running outside though, as you’re more likely to encounter petty bad luck this month.
Capricorn: I don’t know if I want to be you or marry you. You’re in the spotlight this month- enjoy the attention you deserve. Fortify relationships with Aquarius and Taurus, they’ll help you to further greatness. Be sure to push food away from the edge of the counter this month and be wary of ants.
Aquarius: you did it! The period of strife is over, so enjoy your well earned break. Remember balance work and pleasure. A Virgo is very important to you. Don’t start any big projects until you have all the small things you’ve been letting pile up handled. Avoid gluten. You literally cannot digest wheat gluten like stop eating so much pasta. Aquarius come on.
Pisces: it’s your month! Don’t let jealousy get the best of you. If you feel you are being outshined or ignored, just build yourself a bigger pedastal. Fuck Capricorn it’s your month. Bitch. You’ll have a fateful encounter at a smoothie stand this month.
i HATE pressuring my bros to do things but when Luke lost my Raybans, I made him venmo me like two hundred dollars so I could buy a new pair lmao what a bro Luke lost them at a football game but I’m thinking his gf stole them bc it’s something she would do… honestly DANIELLE is an absolute bitch and doesn’t let Luke hang out with the boys. what’s worse is that Luke puts Danielle on a pedastal but she doesn’t even reciprocate half of the affection Luke gives her! I feel bad…Luke is madly in love with this girl but she doesn’t treat him the same way…should I tell my bro I have a problem with his gf or should I just let my bro be happy? I want him to be happy in the end but I don’t want my bro to get hurt down the road ….
Me calling Julie Andem up after seeing that Noora’s season got two trailers that equaled a minute and a half of her eye-fucking and kissing William but Sana got less than 15 seconds and half of it is Noora
What about shance, your choice of platonic or not, where lance collapses from exhaustion or fever on a mission, and shiro feeling guilty for not noticing sooner?
Opted for shance because I’m trash, leave me here to die.
“Lance, please keep up,” Shiro hisses over his shoulder. “We have a long walk ahead of us but it shouldn’t be much further now.”
Lance huffs. He was stupid to think that Shiro would go easy on him just because they were together. But Shiro never has–he goes just as hard on him as he does the others during their training sessions, pushes him as he always does while they’re sparring, and nags almost more than his mother if they both end up being awake too late. Lance just wants a breather, or water, or a nap, but Shiro’s hand pressed in his own only proceeds to tug him forward as they trudge through knee-deep sludge.
This planet is disgusting. It’s so hot even their suits don’t seem to have the capability to cool him down fast enough, and the sweat rolling down the neck of Lance’s bodysuit makes him cringe. They’re trying to find a supposedly-abandoned base to get a family heirloom and power source belonging to the people, but the more Lance walks, the less he wants to. Everything is warm and uncomfortable, and he just wants to go back to the castleship.
thoughts on the dazai + atsushi interactions in this latest chapter?
…I initially didn’t pay much attention to it actually. Too busy raising my brows at the latest chapter’s headscratching plot progression and resolution. Then again, I never took much notice of Dazai and Atsushi’s interactions because I’ve always thought it was natural for them to confide to each other and share most of the series’ most genuine and heartfelt moments. They are, after all, the protagonists of BSD. Or protagonist and deuteragonist, if we wanna be technical about it. They’ll always be at the focus, for better or for worse.
Dazai has many faults, and suuuure one can argue he’s using Atsushi too, but no way anyone can claim he doesn’t care for Atsushi. In this chapter alone, we see him gently looking over Atsushi after said protogé
shared what transpired between him and Akutagawa. Probably with pride in his eyes even, like some pleased father… Hard to hit this with an apt description because I’m only going with how I interpreted the scene. At this point, Atsushi is hands-down the closest after Odasaku to truly understanding our man of mystery. But he still sees Dazai atop a pedastal, much like how Odasaku did, which was the reason the latter never actively reached out to Dazai before it was too late. In 55 minutes we see a glimpse of Atsushi wanting to know more about his mentor, but hopefully we get to a point where Atsushi can frankly see Dazai for what he is: terribly, terribly human. Or at least, have him call out Dazai for what he did to Akutagawa. That would be a start.
As an aside, Asagiri compared Dazai and Atsushi to Arthur and Merlin in an old interview, so that’s how I view them~~!
why antis do the thing: being an anti with problematic canon
why do antis stay in fandoms where the canon material itself is problematic? Relatedly, why do antis stay in fandoms where the creators support - or fail to denounce, at least - bad ships and nasty shippers?
Most antis seem to have a funny little disconnect between mass media creations and fandom creations. Despite insisting on purity in their fandom spaces, antis will consume mass media-created works that canonically contain terrible things that they regularly fight against: incest, adult/teen relationships (‘pedophilia’ in anti parlance), noncon/dubcon, etc.
How can they do this?
In my experience: Antis hold fandom to a higher standard than the mass media on which fandom is based.
Fandom tumblr and social justice tumblr heavily overlap because fandom is where many queer, marginalized people go for acceptance and refuge. Additionally, much of English-speaking fandom comes from regions where LGBT and women’s histories are very undertaught. The direct result is that many antis have received the large majority of their social justice education in fandom spaces.*
That makes it only natural that antis would expect fandom spaces to be better at things like maintaining safe spaces, prioritizing queer/LGBT stories, prioritizing PoC stories, etc. than the very media that caused a fandom to exist in the first place. In the eyes of an anti, fandom should be fixing the canon problems by cleansing fandom space of the canon problems and patching those problems with good fanon. Fandom certainly shouldn’t be taking the bad parts of canon and running with them to ship or create things that are less than wholesome and positive.
Fandom should, as a collective, know better.
Of course, reality is that fandom - like the media it’s based on - is made up of fallible humans who are steeped in the same culture as the media creators, and therefore fandom is generally just as prone to the same problems, both real (cultural misogyny and racism/bias towards white male characters, etc) and imagined (dark themes and fanworks, heavy focus on romance/sex, not always shipping the Most Correct ship, etc). This infuriates antis, who then set about fixing it by yelling at the bad parts of fandom until it shapes up, and often to the exclusion of creating or encouraging fan content that would meet their standards of correctness.
In contrast, mass media creators generally get a pass for reasons that are likely as varied as the antis that cut them the slack, but in general, mass media creators - particularly white, cis, male mass media creators - just aren’t expected to know as much about activism. Antis don’t bother to try to fix them because they won’t even understand what antis are getting up in arms about in the first place.
Other prominent reasons for cutting mass media creators relative slack:
they don’t respond as strongly as fan creators do, if they respond at all, to anti pressure/harassment, and calling people out isn’t as interesting/doesn’t feel productive if the target doesn’t react
antis, like all humans, are prone to double-standards, and mass media creators are put on a pedastal that fan creators are not
antis feel that as long as they recognize the problems with the canon work and don’t interact with them in fandom it’s 'safe’ to be in problematic fandoms
It is, however, worth noting that if a creator shows the slightest awareness of social justice issues but in some way falls short of anti-shipping purity standards, antis will frequently go after the creator as brutally as they go after fellow fans. Additionally, antishipping tends to be more prominent in mass media fandoms where the canon content is socially aware, like Steven Universe.
*in 2013-2014, social justice education on tumblr took a very hard, very sudden turn directly into REG territory. About the same time, anti-shipping culture sprang up. Coincidence? I think not.
Ya like i think they could have done a lot better at the character design in the TAZ comic but also i think we are getting into dangerous territory where like, people started putting the mcelroys on a pedastal of *pure unproblematic content* and are going to start viciously tearing them down for betraying that idealized image people built up of them.
also i think it could be fixed if they just hired different artists every issue for different character designs (like sandman but with more racial diversity)
Somebody just got some new masks!!!! @cyber-hand‘s PHENOMENAL Mask of Time (pedastal) version is easily my favorite of the two, evoking a Glatorian “mouth” shaping with the g2 faceplate. His Mask of Fire is SO classic! It looks ten thousand times better on him than the original mask! I couldn’t be happier with these products, and look foward to buying more in the future!
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i tried to give harry the benefit of the doubt, that maybe i was just projecting, maybe i’m just bitter, maybe i just hate seeing mediocre white boys get more than they deserve. but after this solo rollout, i’m like nah, my intuition right.
zayn was straight up about going solo, he was honest about how he felt abt 1d music, while showing appreciationg for his bandmates and the experience, but huglies and otfart stans trashed him for two years for his “real music” comment. zayn who actually TRIED to reach out to his bandmantes and got ignored, zayn who actually hung out with them on the bus and outside of work, as opposed to harry who couldn’t even sit on the same fucking plane to travel to the same fucking destination with them.
harry got his team throwing talking shit about his (ex-)bandmates, straight up disrespecting them AND they’re comparing him to great like bowie, freddie and prince AND he has this pretentious as fuck pandering ass promo/album art. harry out here throwing shots at everybody while hiding his hands like a fucking punkass bitch! that ugly shit ain’t all his team, if he truly cared about his “brothers” and wouldn’t let his people drag them like that. just like he had everyone else discuss his music/movie before he admits anything is happening, to dodge the backlash of angry fans. the fans that he couldn’t bother to acknowledge unless he wants their money. if he felt some kind of way about 1d, he needs to say that shit himself out of his own fucking mouth or stop pretending to like the group just to get the fans’ money. if he and his music are that much better, let it sell without the two-faced pandering, like zayn did.
but zayn who regularly interacts with fans, and openly appreciates their fan creation (unlike harbinger who got a fan’s work taken down) and sets up intimate fan meetings (as someone who struggles with anxiety and isn’t able to do regular promo) and gives them free shit, is the arrogant one here??
the fact that harry is legit a pretentious, arrogant as fuck asshole, who isn’t going to get dragged for it, because he’s a cunning, manipulative and incredibly charming COWARD who won’t be upfront with his bullshit cuz he thinks he can play all sides, burns me the fuck up! i know everyone else has their fuck ups and is problematic, but like fuck, these fraudulent sj games folks like to play (that isn’t genuinely concerned with social justice) just means that folks hide their shit better and act shadier and manipulate others more to keep up their appearances. huglies are legit the fucking worst, acting high and mighty on their fucking pedastal trashing other fans and faves, like they aint stanning for the king cobra his fucking self!
yoooo jungkook looked so adorable when he played lie to lure jimin back into the room like he was constantly looking at the door jsbsjajaja he is whipped
MY BOY JUNGKOOK IS THE DORKIEST LITTLE CUTIE I KNOW OKAY!! HIS LITTLE “oh i guess he’s not coming” AFTER HE HAD DANCED AND LOOKED AT THE DOOR SO MANY TIMES JUST 😭👌 I LOVE WHIPPED JUNGKOOK WHO CONSTANTLY PUTS JIMIN ON A PEDASTAL AND WORSHIPS HIM AND LOVES HIM!!!! LIKE: this and this SHOW HOW WHIPPED HE IS I LOVE IT OK
I’m still kind of upset because Ruby actually had times where she and Penny talked and Penny had gained her trust enough to tell her about the robot secret. Penny was such a complex character, she was made to be a soldier but had her own desires. She had some mystery surrounding her as well. Who was that man who clenched his fist when she died? Her creator? Maybe. We don’t know for sure.
Alright now lets take a look at Pyrrha. If I had to describe her, honestly, all I can think of is her pining over Jaune and being a good fighter. “oh but she had problems because she felt so isolated from everyone and put on a pedastal’. Is…that it? I just couldnt seem to find why everyone was so torn over her death, you can have a favorite character, but we hardly saw any bonding between Pyrrha and her teammates, maybe a scene or two? And why were Ruby’s eyes triggered when she saw Pyrrha die? The most interaction ive seen between these two were maybe a ‘hey’ or 'thanks’.
So we go into volume 4, and Ruby is having nightmares about Pyrrha. Not a SINGLE mention of Penny until chapter 10, which is brought up by Jaune. And Ruby doesnt seem to show any grief for her other than maybe that once where she didnt even cry, she just had a sad look on her face that lasted maybe 15 seconds. Oh yeah lets have nightmares over Pyrrha but not anything towards Penny…or her, yknow…TEAM. Maybe shes holding it all in and will eventually burst, but if Ruby goes on like this, cheerful most of the time, her grief being spoken by other characters, pfft.
also @ all of you sucking it up to bex (and josh, i’ve been seeing his name pop up again): just because they’re famous and pidge’s voice actor doesn’t mean they’re exempt from criticism. that doesn’t mean “send her death threats!”, it means that you need to think critically, too. i know it’s hard, especially if you’re a minor, i understand they’re your role models. but you and we deserve better. don’t keep them on that pedastal.
As a Zeolite, she controls the earth and emits a healing aura. She is defense based, and has a small amount of healing powers that she uses to help keep gems stable enough for a stronger healer to come along and help. Zeolites are made to create wonderful gardens in honor of the Diamonds, and a calming oasis for royalty on Homeworld.
She was one of the first crystal gems ! She served along side Rose in hopes of shaping a better world. She loves the Earth and all the creatures on it, and found Rose Quartz’ causes to strike a chord in her. She kept wounded and lost gems under her care in her sanctuary. She controls life in the earth, and removes toxins and makes the soil pure. Wherever she walks the earth is cleansed and new life follows. She often created wonderful gardens for Rose in her honor.
During the war she was poofed by an enemy Plasma Chalcedony, and was re purposed to create a sanctuary for wounded homeworld gems against her will. Her gem created an indestructible barrier of thorns and earth that homeworld gems would hide away in as they reformed, regained their strength, and recieved more soldiers and supplies to fight in the war.
She was forgotten when the war ended. Safe from the vast corruption, her sanctuary continues to expand and strengthen.
A corruption made its way into the sanctuary, and knocked Zeolites gem off of the pedastal it was resting on, knocking her gem out and allowing her to reform. Confused and alone, she left the sanctuary in search for the other crystal gems, her friends, and the planet she once knew.
Im still working on her story, but this is what I have so far !!!! if you have any questions about her, or want her to fuse with ur gems, feel free to send an ask or message me !!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Thanks for reading !