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There’s a really good charm to all these shots knowing that deep down, these are the same Matsunos role-playing all this and being ridiculous to where you could see these easily redrawn with their regular designs:

And depending on how you wish to take the framing sequence what with the different layers of skit form in the show, those are either the 10-year old -kun versions underneath the mask, slightly older forms, or the NEETs role-playing their younger versions role-playing high schoolers for the whole pretense.

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Just Hear This and Then I’ll Go by @allwaswell16 (44k)

Former boy band member Louis Tomlinson can’t stand pompous indie artist Harry Styles, but with a new record label to launch he is going to have to endure his pretensions to snag up and coming new artist Liam Payne, who happens to be Harry’s oldest friend. Luckily, Liam seems to be very interested in 78 Records and maybe a little more than interested in Louis’ best friend. Too bad Harry won’t be making this easy on any of them.

VIXX as Bodyguards

What would they be like as bodyguards?

N – A constant shadow at your shoulder. This man with a mysterious aura who whispers in your ear and keeps a Mona Lisa smile at all times. It may not seem like he’s doing much, but his quick eyes catch everything. If there was danger he’d let the other guards handle it unless the threat reached a close proximity to you. With lithe grace and blinding speed he’d incapacitate them. Dance and martial arts are close cousins. Through the centuries some of the martial arts styles have been disguised as dance, and he’s learned them well. In public he’d seem cool and calm, deferring to your authority. Alone with you he’d drop the pretense, warmly assuming the role of equals. Hakyeon would also fuss over you to eat and sleep properly. With you he’s outspoken enough that you’d think he’d say whatever was on his mind. Which he does, except for mentioning the fact he’s in love with you. Scared you wouldn’t return his feelings, he’d keep it a secret.      

Leo – Leo’s presence alone would be scary as hell and quite the deterrent. Imagine him next to you, never smiling, never talking, eyes always alert and searching. And heaven help someone if they caught his attention. His scowl would be directly proportionate to how close that person came to you. His ferocity would earn him a reputation that would only grow because he’d do nothing to quell it. Rumors like that work in his favor, so why not let them spread? Alone with you his demeanor would soften. While he may be harsh with others at times, Taekwoon would always speak respectfully to you. You’d try to cajole him into relaxing but he wouldn’t feel he could. He’d love you deeply but think his position was beneath yours. If you love him and get that through his thick skull, you’d become essential to his wellbeing. Any threat to you would be taken down prodigiously no matter the size. His biggest fear would be failing in his duties and losing you.  

Ken – Of all of them he’s the one who would hate physical confrontation the most. He’d do it, and he’d be proficient if he applied himself but it would go against his nature. While smarter and more shrewd than people give him credit for, he isn’t aggressive. He’d be extremely protective of you, even using himself as a shield between you and danger. But over time the life of a guard would wear him down. The violence and constant threat would tarnish the beauty he sees in the world and make him cynical. In his position Ken wouldn’t be able to help falling in love. He’d be up front about how he felt but try not to pressure you. His feelings would make him stay to keep you safe even at the risk of his own conscience. Once you saw the first hint of darkness creeping into his eyes you’d remove him from guard duty. Your life isn’t worth sacrificing his smile.

Ravi – If he felt you were being threatened he’d start off with a bluff. Puffing himself up, making himself look like a badass he’d hope that would be discouraging enough to squash any conflict. He knows the best way to win a fight is avoiding one. If his strategy didn’t work a stillness would come over him as he became deadly serious. He doesn’t care what he has to do, nothing is going to touch you. Wonsik loves life but he’d give up his own for yours without a second thought. Given his temperament it’d almost be impossible for him not to fall in love. But he has too much respect for you to cross that line. He’d see it as taking advantage of his position. So you’d never know unless you picked up on those mournful puppy gazes he wasn’t even aware of giving you. It’d be obvious to everyone who saw him how he felt.

Hongbin – Bean is awkward and reserved. At first. Once he is given a role and allowed to become familiar with it, he can be formidable. While training to be a guard he would practice his skills non-stop until he was as close to perfection as he could get. By the time he’s assigned to you, he’d be comfortable and have a quiet reserve about him. When faced with danger he may get nervous but allow muscle memory to take over. He’d do fine, each encounter building his confidence. Gentle by nature, he has a protective streak once his heart is involved. He wanted to be the best before but once he loves you it would become much more personal for him. Threats against you would make him angry, fueling his desire to keep you safe all the more. You might suspect his feelings for you but he wouldn’t directly admit it on his own. If you confessed to him, he’d get flustered making his awkwardness resurface.  

Hyuk – The guard that everyone thinks is a nice guy and no one takes seriously. Until they see him in action. Sharp witted, broad, and strong, any incoming threats would falter against him like hitting a stone wall. And in the off chance they found a crack in his defenses, Hyuk would retaliate as if it were a personal affront. And that’s before he fell in love with you. After he did he’d observe you carefully to see if you might return his feelings. If he received any hint that you felt the same, he’d confess. He’d be nervous but it’d be difficult to tell until you accepted him and he breathed a sigh of relief. Hyuk would continue to do an exemplary job as your guard. However now that you’re together his perspective has altered. Before he took threats as they came but now he’d be more proactive about keeping you from being exposed to dangerous situations. ​

Is Fusion Like... Sexual!?

So if tonight’s episode taught me anything i think there is more to fusion than we first thought…Lapis goes as far to say that she missed being fused with Jasper and when Jasper returns she BEGS Lapis to fuse with her again. Even goes as far to say “No one will ever know you like i do” which gives serious undertones to an unhealthy relationship.

With the Sardonyx episode Pearl violates Garnets trust by having her fuse with her under false pretenses. So much so Garnet gets so upset she un-fuses and Ruby and Sapphire begin to fight with EACH OTHER! She even stops speaking to Pearl for quite sometime. 

And with Garnet herself she is two separate gems, who like love being together. So much so that even when they are separated they can’t stay away from one another. So is it something that can be seen as sexual when it is not of two gems of the same make. Even when Garnet asks Peridot to fuse, Peridot is flustered and almost embarrassed. And Garnet tells her “That’s okay, when your ready” So is it sexual…is there a part of fusion that is sexual

on the other hand is it not pretentious in itself to publicly wax philosophical about the definition of the word pretentious and which of my actions do or don’t count as being pretentious? is that pretense or is it performance art? the world may never know

anonymous asked:

So the last post you reblogged about fandom mischaracterizing, you tagged as karamatsu. I agree with you, I'm just curious what your exact thoughts on that are; what's the exact canon vs. fanon traits & biggest pet peeves you have?

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Things I do not love about AmRev fandom:

  • 18th century manners, pretensions and dicey social structure means I have to write clever, layered conversations 
  • having to google whether a word existed in 1779 once every 1000 words
  • founders.archives.gov presenting Lafayette’s letters in the original spelling jesus christ gilbert
  • too many dicks on the dance floor why are there so many jerks to write about
Deception, flattering, lying, deluding, talking behind the back, putting up a false front, living in borrowed splendor, wearing a mask, hiding behind convention, playing a role for others and for oneself - in short, a continuous fluttering around the solitary flame of vanity - is so much the rule and the law among men that there is almost nothing which is less comprehensible than how an honest and pure drive for truth could have arisen among them. They are deeply immersed in illusions and in dream images; their eyes merely glide over the surface of things and see “forms.” Their senses nowhere lead to truth; on the contrary, they are content to receive stimuli and, as it were, to engage in a groping game on the backs of things.
—  Friedrich Nietzsche, On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense

- Not Quite, by @lads-laddylads Niall gives Harry an exasperated look, nodding slowly. “Okay…so do you want to explain why we’re hiring Louis? And do you want to explain it without making any mention of his soft hair or ample buttocks?” As Harry prepares for the premiere of his first blockbuster film, his manager encourages him to hire a bodyguard as a precautionary measure. Harry ends up making an unusual choice.

Larry Bodyguard AU (34k) : funny cause Louis is the worst bodyguard ever but Harry gave him a job just because he’s cute ^^ . No angst, smut (bottom Louis) is great !

- Just Hear This and Then I’ll Go , by @allwaswell16​ : Former boy band member Louis Tomlinson can’t stand pompous indie artist Harry Styles, but with a new record label to launch he is going to have to endure his pretensions to snag up and coming new artist Liam Payne, who happens to be Harry’s oldest friend. Luckily, Liam seems to be very interested in 78 Records and maybe a little more than interested in Louis’ best friend. Too bad Harry won’t be making this easy on any of them. Or a modern day Pride and Prejudice–Louis is Elizabeth, Harry is Mr. Darcy, Zayn is Jane, and Liam is Mr. Bingley. Oh, and Niall is Mrs. Bennett. Obviously.

Larry Modern Pride & Prejudice AU (44k) : oohh god it was so goooood. Like so so good. famous Louis and famous Harry hate each others and it means one thing  : ANGRY SEX (bottom Louis). I’m so weak, I have to read it again.

- a fully armed battalion (to remind you of my love) , by MediaWhore :  “He was flirting with you by the way,” Niall says casually once he’s finished saying goodbye to Louis and he’s joined Harry outside.  “No he wasn’t,” Harry replies automatically, feeling his heart clench at the thought. Was he?  Niall simply raises a mocking eyebrow in response before wrapping his scarf twice around his neck.  “Not that it matters!” Harry says quickly, eyes widening. “I wouldn’t care even if he did because he’s awful and the worst.” Everyone at Hogwarts knows that Professor Styles and Professor Tomlinson absolutely despise each other. It’s too bad that they’re in love

Larry Harry Potter Teachers AU hate to love (5k) : cute and funny, no smut. Also fair warning about some very bad poetry :D

- This Wicked Game  , by @cherrystreet : An AU in which The Bachelor is gay, Louis is a contestant, Harry is the bachelor, everyone drinks a lot of champagne, the entire world gets to watch them fall in love, and no one plays by the rules.

Larry Bachelor AU (70k) : PER-FECT. (not too much angst, bottom Louis).

- All The Attention, All These Intentions , by  sweetlullabies : Harry could barely breathe at even the possibility of getting to be Louis Tomlinson’s fake boyfriend.  Louis was his favorite actor since childhood, when Louis was also a child on the big screen. The guy he had always looked up to.  The guy whose poster he used to kiss every night before bed.  The guy whose movies Harry would watch all night until his eyes couldn’t possibly stay open anymore.  Harry was pretty sure Louis Tomlinson wasn’t even real—he couldn’t be.  or the fake relationship au where Harry is an aspiring musician and also Louis’ biggest fan–until he actually meets him.

Larry famous/famous fake relationship AU (120k)  : fair warning : Louis is really a douchebag at first. Seriously you’re gonna want to punch him a lot. But well … it’s working out fine, even if he’s really fucked up. great smut (hello wall sex)(bottom louis and virgin Louis too)

- Salt & Vinegar , by @elsi-bee​  : Louis is ready to experience the local flavour during his next few weeks in beautiful Costa Rica.  So why does the same British boy keep pulling him in?

Larry travel/ Holiday AU (77k) : a one night stand becoming a friends with benefits. Fun and perfect for the summer (kind of share that for the smut)

- Young Gods, by  sincewewereeighteen :  “Why don’t you stay?” Harry looked down at him and snorted. “What?” “You’re not my type, Louis”, the boy rolled his eyes sitting on the edge of the bed to put on his boots. “Says the man you just had sex with”, Louis pointed feeling smart, but Harry was one step ahead of him, with the answer on the tip of his tongue.  “You see, if you were my type, I wouldn’t have”, Harry winked, cheeky as hell. “I would’ve gotten to know you first.” “Bullshit”, he accused the boy not letting it show how intrigued he was. “How can you know I’m not your type if you don’t know me?” “How about I list five things about you to prove I’m right and if any of them are false I’ll lie down again.” “Ok. Go.”[Or: the one in which Louis is a model and Harry’s supposed to be a normal guy… Until he isn’t.]

Larry Model AU and hate to love (77k) : once again, hate to love and angry sex is always a win for me. This fic is perfect ! (kind of share that)(helloooo desk sex)

- through the jungle through the dark  , by  YesIsAWorld : Louis and Harry were best friends, until they weren’t. Five years after they last spoke they’re forced to drive cross-country to visit an injured friend. If they can’t get over the past, it will be a very long week together.

Larry road trip and Ex BFF to lovers (12k)  : with a lost friendship and a lot of misunderstandings. A bit of smut (not top or bottom there)

friendly reminder

many asexuals dislike David Jay and AVEN.

asexuality existed before David Jay and AVEN and there was already undeniably at least some ace inclusion in the LGBT+ community in the 90′s. they were already discussing it in the 90′s. they were already discussing it in the 70′s even.

don’t act like David Jay was where it started. don’t act like David Jay is representative of all aces. 

it’s not. he’s not. he’s just someone who created his own site to draw people away from an existing online ace mailinglist under the pretense it would be more user friendly then went vocal enough to get known. 

a lot of aces I’ve talked to think that outside making asexuality a little better known which allowed aces to better connect and better discuss their asexuality his “contributions” to the community have been rather iffy.