revenge is an end not a beginning

How into mainstream media are you?

EDIT: this post is from 2015 but it’s been going around again so i updated it with more movies that have since come out. previously there were 112 movies listed, and in less than two years since this post was made, nineteen more movies have been released from these franchises, for a new total of 131

count how many of these franchise movies you’ve seen and reblog with the number you’ve seen in the tags! there’s a total of 131 movies listed

Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Ant-Man (2015)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Doctor Strange (2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Harry Potter

  • Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
  • Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  • Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
  • Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

James Bond

  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Spectre (2015)

The Lord of the Rings

  • The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Return of the King (2003)

The Hobbit

  • An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  • The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Star Wars

  • The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • A New Hope (1977)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Spider-Man

  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

The Fast and the Furious

  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  • Fast & Furious (2009)
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
  • Furious 7 (2015)
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)

DC

  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)

Transformers

  • Transformers (2007)
  • Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
  • Dark of the Moon (2011)
  • Age of Extinction (2014)
  • The Last Knight (2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean

  • The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  • At World’s End (2007)
  • On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Jurassic Park

  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • The Lost World (1997)
  • Jurassic Part III (2001)
  • Jurassic World (2015)

The Twilight Saga

  • Twilight (2008)
  • New Moon (2009)
  • Eclipse (2010)
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011)
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)

X-Men

  • X-Men (2002)
  • X2 (2003)
  • The Last Stand (2006)
  • Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  • First Class (2011)
  • The Wolverine (2013)
  • Days of Future Past (2014)
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • Apocalypse (2016)
  • Logan (2017)

Mission: Impossible

  • Mission: Impossible (1996)
  • Mission: Impossible II (2000)
  • Mission: Impossible III (2006)
  • Ghost Protocol (2011)
  • Rogue Nation (2015)

The Hunger Games

  • The Hunger Games (2012)
  • Catching Fire (2013)
  • Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)
  • Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

Indiana Jones

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Temple of Doom (1984)
  • Last Crusade (1989)
  • Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Star Trek

  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Into Darkness (2013)
  • Beyond (2016)

Terminator

  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Judgment Day (1991)
  • Rise of the Machines (2003)
  • Judgement Day (2009)
  • Genisys (2015)

The Divergent Series

  • Divergent (2014)
  • Insurgent (2015)
  • Allegiant (2016)

The Maze Runner

  • The Maze Runner (2014)
  • The Scorch Trials (2015)

Mad Max

  • Mad Max (1979)
  • Mad Max 2 (1981)
  • Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
  • Fury Road (2015)

Planet of the Apes

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2012)
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
  • War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Alien

  • Alien (1979)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Alien 3 (1992)
  • Resurrection (1997)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • Covenant (2017)
Unconventional & Affordable Ingredients for Spells

Here is a list of unconventional and affordable ingredients that can be used in spells and witchcraft along with their correspondences; good for witches “in the woods” and witches on a budget. Many of these can be easily found for inexpensive prices or at home.

  • Acorns/Acorn Caps: security, abundance, longevity, good luck, youth and brings good health
  • Animal toys/stickers: relates to correspondences of that animal
  • Artist’s Charcoal: banishing negativity, protection; cursing
  • Baby Powder: cleansing, beauty, youth
  • Baking Soda: cleansing, purification, protection
  • Birthday Candles: wishes, joy; color magic and number magic depending on their color and/or what number they display
  • Black Tea Bags (used): earth magic, grounding, strength, stability, banishing negativity; ending, death 
  • Bottle Caps: prosperity, luck, material gain
  • Bubble Bath: self-love, relaxation, emotional healing, serenity; plus whatever scent the bubble bath is affects correspondences
  • Bubbles/Bubble Liquid: wishes, joy, whimsy, imagination, fantasy
  • Buckeye Nuts: luck, sexual energies, warding
  • Butter: femininity, flattery, friendship, warmth, happiness; good for fae work
  • Candy Bars: love, romance, happiness, lust, fertility, emotional healing, healing of the heart, forgiveness, friendship
  • Candy Corn: courage, imagination, endurance, energy, motivation, happiness, celebration
  • Candy Foil: sweetness, secrets, protecting one’s emotions; color magic
  • Chocolate Syrup/Milk: happiness, love, lust, romance, sweetening relationships
  • Cocktail Swords: strength, assertiveness, competition; cursing, revenge; ending rumors
  • Cotton Balls: beauty, gentleness, warmth, sleep
  • Cotton Swabs: cleansing, purification
  • Dice: chance, opportunity, luck; number magic
  • Dirt: grounding, earth magic, growth, prosperity, patience, home and family; cursing
  • Dish Soap: cleansing
  • Duct Tape: binding, storing energy, cursing
  • Egg Shells: cleansing, protection, warding
  • Energy Drinks: energy, motivation
  • Envelopes: messages, communication, protection during travel
  • Epsom Salts: purification, cleansing, protection, pain relief, serenity, comfort, stress relief
  • Fake/Play Money: wealth, prosperity
  • Fish Sauce: prosperity, water magic, curses
  • Foil: glamour, protection, storing energy, binding
  • Glue: sealing, immobility, binding, curses
  • Googley Eyes: vision, divination, scrying, creativity, protection, imagination; curses, paranoia, nightmares
  • Grass: growth, nature, learning, healing, new beginnings, recovery from loss
  • Hand Soap: cleansing, curse removal
  • Hole Punches: good for cursing
  • Hot Sauce: motivation, lust, confidence; cursing, anger, revenge, emotional pain
  • Koolaid: youth, sweetness, happiness; color magic, corresponds with flavors as well
  • Lip Balm: glamour, confidence in speaking, honesty, beauty
  • Lollipops: sweetness, innocence, ending rumors and lies, lust and sexual energies, love
  • Lotion: protection, beauty
  • Laundry Soap: cleansing, purification
  • Marshmallows: friendliness, comfort, gentleness, fidelity, sleep and dreams
  • Metal Crafting Wire: binding
  • Modeling Clay: poppets, earth magic, grounding, balance, stability, creation, change
  • Mud: grounding, earth magic; curses
  • Muslin: poppets, change, creativity
  • Noodles: Longevity, good health
  • Pompoms (craft): gentleness, comfort, love, sleep, dreams
  • Paper Clips: balance, focus, organization; curses, binding
  • Pennies: luck, wealth
  • Pickle Juice: curses to sour things
  • Plastic Bags: protection; binding
  • Plastic Ribbon (wrapping): happiness, glamour, delight; binding; color magic
  • Plastic Wrap: binding
  • Popsicle sticks: poppets
  • Scissors: offensive magic, curses
  • Seltzer Water: purification, removing negativity; curses
  • Sewing Needles: curses, pain
  • Shaving Cream: cleansing, softness, patience, calmness
  • Stamps: travel, communication
  • Sour Cream: cursing
  • Soy Sauce: protection, banishment; cursing
  • Sticky Notes: communication, memory
  • Strawberry Milk: love, self-love, beauty, sweetness, friendship
  • Syrup: joy, sweetening one’s emotions
  • Taco Sauce: Focus, Energy, motivation
  • Taffy: joy, flexibility
  • Thumbtacks: curses
  • Tissue Paper: softness, serenity; color magic
  • Toothpaste: cleansing
  • Toothpicks: curse
  • Walnut Shells: protection, warding
  • Wasabi: Energy; curses, anger, envy
  • Whipped Cream: beauty, light-heartedness
  • Whistles: communication, attention grabbing, warding

Other Tips:

  • Recycle bottles, jars and medicine bottles for jar/bottle magic
  • Reuse tea bags (though not too long after use) in bath magic
  • If you do wish to use herbs, it is cheaper to order them online in bulk rather than the supermarket. Trust me, supermarkets and grocery stores really over price most herbs. You can get triple the amount for 2 dollars less online
  • Make up and toiletries are great for glamours
  • Its fine to use kitchen knives if you can’t afford am athame
  • Look at the ingredients in food you eat to see what is in it and determine that food’s correspondences, quick and easy kitchen magic
  • Crayons, colored pencils, markers and pens are good for easy sigil and color magic
  • Binders are cheaper than blank books and make great grimoires
The Final Chapter

Woah…okay….whew. Trying to collect my thoughts after watching that is…well it isn’t easy. First off, MAJOR PROPS TO TEAMIPLIER. This story has had so much heart and soul put into it, and there’s been an incredible dedication to quality and detail. Bravo, Mark and Co., bravo. 

So wtf just happened? After reading some theories by my friends at @wkm-theories and considering it, I’m gonna take a stab at unravelling this tangled web. 

So, #Markiplier lives. Does he? It’s gone far beyond that now. Maybe in the beginning it was that simple, but it isn’t anymore. There are parts I got right, and parts I didn’t. There are parts the community got right, and parts we didn’t, so let’s go through this piece by piece. 

First off, obviously at this point, this is indeed the origin story of Darkiplier, and of Warfstache too. But it’s a much sadder origin story than I think anyone was expecting. We know from the Colonel (whose first name I think must be Wilford) and Detective’s argument that Celine was in fact Mark’s wife, and that Colonel Wilford had an affair with her. While the Detective calls it “stealing” and “sick sexual exploits,” I think it is clear that he loves her very much. In the spirit world/afterlife/whatever place at the end, Celine says “I never thought he’d fall this far,” and that Mark took everything from them “from his twisted quest of vengeance.” With that in mind, this is my theory on the backstory:

  • As I said in my last theory, Mark, Damien, and Wilford grew up as childhood friends together. Mark went into the entertainment business, Wilford into the army, and Damien into politics. I also am now convinced that Markiplier Manor definitely used to belong to Wilford. Not just by his familiarity with the house, but by his conversation with the Chef just before Celine comes in in chapter two. As we know, the Chef calls him Private, and says “I don’t work for you anymore!” He then says in today’s episode that he’s been cooking for the people in the manor for 25 years, but he yells to Wilford that he quits. Why would he tell Wilford, wouldn’t it make more sense to tell the Butler at this point? But no, in some ways he still sees Wilford as his old boss…the old keeper of the manor. 
  • So anyway, the manor used to be Wilford’s home. And when he was a private in the army, Damien was at University (where you meet him) and Mark was trying to get his acting career started. Yes, in this universe, Mark is not just a YouTuber, but a flim/TV actor. This is evidenced by these photos from the Detective’s evidence room shown on @whokilledmarkiplier:
  • It is also worth mentioning that in the Meta Ending of A Date with Markiplier, Mark is an actor who is out on parole, working on a crummy side project. I think that these universes are connected, but more on that later. 
  • It isn’t easy to start an acting career, and you usually don’t make a lot of money in the process, so I think Wilford took Mark in and supported him while he was getting on his feet As he imitates Mark, he says “Forget all my FRIENDS or people who helped me along the way!” Wilford was one of those people. 
  • I also think that while Celine was friends with all of them, it was Wilford who loved her the most. While Mark in real life is a great guy, Mark in this story is kind of an asshole. Maybe Will and Celine once were dating, maybe Will never got up the courage to ask her. But Mark’s career took off and he married her himself before Wilford could. This obviously infuriated Wilford, and Mark grew distant. Then, to add insult to injury, Mark took the manor for himself, and even named it after his new stage name: Markiplier. This was the last straw for Wilford, and he secretly confessed his feelings to Celine, which she seemed quite happy to reciprocate and they had an affair. Maybe this version of Mark was once like the one in our world, but Fame and Money went to his head “Just look at my MONEY!” The Detective says that Wilford was also “squeezing him for cash” to fund dates with Celine. Will probably feels like Mark stole everything from him, so he doesn’t mind stealing back.
  • Damien, of course, being the politician and genuinely caring about all three of his friends, makes an effort to be on good terms with all of them. It is also likely that he is the one who introduced you to Mark. The two of you meet in college (You’re a DA, so you would have run in the same social circles), and when Damien and you both got jobs in the same city (LA, I assume) where Mark lived, the three of you formed your own friendship. 
  • Back to the affair: Mark obviously found out about it. Like Damien says at the end, he had been planning this for years. It’s even possible that Celine divorced Mark after he and Wilford had an altercation over her, and that it is after this divorce, which left her confused and hurt, that she sought solace in the arcane arts. Now, in this next matter, I was fairly close to the truth. Mark wanted to get back at Wilford, so he cam up with a revenge plan, and he hired the Detective to make sure that everything went down smoothly. However, the plan was not to discover who wanted Mark dead, but to frame the Colonel. And he used the Chef, Butler and Detective to help achieve that goal. 
  • There are multiple times they try to clue you into their plan, but they obviously don’t want Damien or Wilford to know about it, which is why they must be so covert. 
  • Mark’s plan was simple, but effective. Invite all of his closest friends to a poker night, fake his own death, and pin it on the Colonel. But what he didn’t count on was the supernatural getting in his way. 

There is some kind of force in that house. I’m going to call it Dark, but understand I don’t mean the persona of Darkiplier when I say that from here on out, I mean the entity that causes Darkiplier. Anyway, there’s no way of telling exactly how long Dark has been lurking on the manor, but it’s for at least 15 years based on George’s refusal to enter the house for that long. We also don’t know exactly how old our characters are. Suffice it to say though, Dark has been there for a long time. Again, this exposure to an extremely powerful evil entity could have contributed to Mark’s assholery, but we have no way of knowing for sure. 

  • From what I can gather, this is a force that feeds off of conflict. So when Mark and his friends began fighting, it grew stronger. When Mark began to plan his revenge, it grew stronger still. And finally, it grew strong enough to strike. 
  • “He trapped us in here with this broken shell and now there’s no way out” is what Damien says to you at the end. I think that Mark’s body is in fact dead, and Mark has made a deal with Dark. There are two possibilities here: The first is that Mark planned it that way from the beginning, to kill his body, blame the Colonel, and take Damien’s body for his own. The second (and I think more likely) is that Mark didn’t want to drag Damien and Celine into it, and that he didn’t even know about Dark’s force. In this scenario, Dark killed Mark and trapped him in the void where we see Celine and Damien at the end. Then, Dark gave him a choice (Dark loves choices): stay trapped in the void forever, or have Damien killed and take his body. Mark is already hurt and angry, and the Darkness has been feeding those emotions. When faced with that choice, he chooses to betray his friends to save himself. This is when the rest of the events unfold in the manor. 
  • I think that when the Butler says “the body is cold” to the Detective, he meant it. Mark’s body was dead at that point. But the Detective doesn’t realize just yet that Mark is really dead, he just thinks it’s part of the ruse. The Butler also suggests calling the police. He’s really concerned now, and while it was in their original plan to tell you about the plot, they’re unsure now of whether or not to tell you outright, so they resort to cryptic hints and clues. For all they know, you’re the one who really killed him, which is why the Detective acts like he trusts you but at times expresses doubts. As the tensions in the manor grow, Dark becomes more and more powerful, especially since he has Mark in his possession. He can manifest lightning when prompted, and he is able to steal Mark’s body and bring it to the void. Yes, I think that the Detective really was surprised when Mark’s body was gone. That wasn’t part of the plan. That was all Dark’s doing. With Mark’s mind AND body now in it’s possession, he is more powerful than ever.
  • Then, Celine arrives at the manor. Maybe she sensed something was wrong, maybe Dark lured her there, whatever. She arrives and her occult knowledge immediately tells her something is wrong. She then does exactly what Dark wants her to do and opens a conduit to his realm. Through this conduit, he possess her, and tries to possess you but you stop him, pulling out of the seance early. I think that it is your body that he had decided on, which is why “Celine” was so mad that you wouldn’t let her finish. 
  • While you’re outside with George, Dark uses Celine to take Damien’s consciousness into the void, and spits Mark back out into Damien’s body. Dark then takes control of Celine’s body but he is thwarted by George before he can accomplish whatever it is he needed a body for. Now with Celine’s body useless to him, Mark in control of Damien’s body and Celine and Damien’s minds in the void with him, Dark is in a bit of a pickle. Whatever he has, it isn’t enough, and he can’t just take it by force. He needs to be let in to fully take control (Celine let him in on accident in her seance, and then Dark manipulated Damien’s trust in her to trick him into letting him in as well). So he does what he does best: manipulation. 
  • When everything goes wibbly wobbly and you walk around the house hearing voices, that’s Dark’s influence over you. He doesn’t have total control because you haven’t given it to him, but he can lead you in the right direction. As you end up seeing the Detective’s frame job for the Colonel and then their confrontation, things get out of hand. Poor Wilford is slowly going mad at the possible loss of his friends, and he kills the Detective in a fit of rage. When you try to calm him down and take the gun, he accidentally kills you too. This is exactly what Dark needed to happen, another person to die. I think that Dark is a being that exists entirely by thought; he has some sway over the physical world but not enough to do anything major. But if a body is dead and the mind is all that remains, he can easily pull that mind into his domain, where it’s pretty hard to say no. 
  • So you die, and Dark takes your mind and traps it, in the same place he has Celine, Damien’s mind and Mark’s body trapped. And it is in this scene that we see the master manipulator that Dark is. I believe that while Celine and Damien’s consciousness are present in the void before you get here, Dark convinces them that this was all Mark’s doing. He insists that their only chance is to use you, that the three of you can fix it. Of course, he says all of this to fool them. They blame everything on Mark, and tell you so plainly. Dark wants you to share their thoughts so that you’ll agree to his plan. 
  • Your body is out there, broken, but still present. Celine says that she can send you back, and implies that this is only possible if you let Damien in so that together, you can stay alive. But that’s a flat out lie, it’s Dark that is really sending you out, not her. Your body is not ideal to him, but it’s all he has left now. The Chef, Butler, and Groundskeeper have left, Wilford is going insane, and the Detective doesn’t trust Damien OR Celine enough to listen to them. But you do. (That’s why Damien’s character is so appealing to us, it’s why they designed him to make us want to trust him. If we trust him, and he trusts Celine, then we’ll do what Celine says.) All Dark wants is our body, and the only way for him to get it is if we let him in. When Damien says “let me in”, the screen glitches for a moment. Up until then, it was Celine and Damien talking, but in that moment it was Dark. Reaching out to you. Beckoning you to just. let. him. in. 
  • Celine then says that this is a choice. This is also Dark speaking through her. Dark is obsessed with choice, but not just any choice. He uses the illusion of choice to get what he wants. When he made Mark choose between living in Damien’s body or being trapped in the void forever, there was really no outcome that would work in Mark’s favor. And either way, Dark could have used it somehow. In ADWM, he gives the illusion of offering more choices than Mark ever did, but only one choice will continue the story. And according to Mark in his livestream, originally the links at the end of that video were supposed to all go to the same place. He doesn’t offer choices, not really. He manipulates you into thinking you’re choosing what you want, when really it’s he who’s getting what he wants. 
  • And it works. You let him in, he sends you back, and you get to see the shattered remains of Wilford’s sanity crumble completely. Then, Dark reaches for Damien’s cane, and looks in the mirror. He has a body now, but it’s broken. A reanimated corpse (a zombie, get it? It was more than a joke!) that he doesn’t even have enough power to control on his own. He is forced to keep Damien (and possibly Celine) captive in his mind to maintain enough power to keep the body running. But he doesn’t need you anymore, he got all he wanted from you. He traps you in the mirror, and leaves you there, because that’s what social manipulators do: they get what they want out of you and then abandon you. Dark’s mannerisms when in this body are so similar to Damien’s because pieces of Damien’s personality poke through the facade. 

But in the end…

The Detective wasn’t wrong, it was more complicated than “It was Colonel Warfstache in the library with the candlestick.” Markiplier either killed himself or was killed by Dark, but his mind lives on in Damien’s body. Wilford, devastated at the loss of his friends and the blood on his own hands spirals into madness, The Staff leave the house, The Detective is dead, and you…

Your body is dead, possessed by a bitter spirit who didn’t get everything he wanted. So he goes after who started this whole mess in the first place…Markiplier. He follows Mark, fueled partly by Celine and Damien’s newfound hatred of him, fueled partly by his own desires as a parasite to keep feeding and growing, and pesters him to give him back Damien’s body. But Mark has learned his lesson and won’t let him in again. So Dark, now using the name “Darkiplier” turns to the next best thing…his fans. 

*Applauds* 

Wow @markiplier, you really outdid yourself this time! Thank you for this great experience, it was truly a pleasure to witness. 

Thank you everyone for reading not just this theory, but my other theories, as well as those on @wkm-theories that I helped compile. Thank you also to @valleyofrogues for creating wkm-theories and inviting me to help admin it, it’s been a blast! And don’t think we’re stopping today, we’re going to keep responding to your questions, compiling your theories, and share our thoughts with you throughout October. Something tells me this story isn’t over yet…

Switch purchase? Switch jobs.

Back in 1983 my high school library was a bit of a joke. It seems we never had more than 2 copies of any book the county put on its required list. What this meant was that everyone was frantically trying to get the same books to complete papers with. Before I could drive this meant getting my poor mom to drive me to every library in the area.

One day our library started asking for volunteers to do a fundraiser to get more materials and namely more copies of the required books. Some of us jumped on board and sold everything from donuts to coupons. We would also hold bake sales, car washes, and etc. We were elated when at the end of the drive we had far exceeded the goals.

We were all promised that we would have our dreams realized over the summer. The school year starts up and we are giddy to see the new books. Imagine our dismay when we get into the library and find that most of the books are gone. Bare shelves glared at us as we went along the rows. Thats when we noticed that the holy grail of the library was also missing - the card catalog file. In its place was two computer terminals - mind you not computers.

We went to the front desk and asked the librarian what was going on. She had decided to get a fancy computer system ‘to make her job easier and cut down on theft’. We were stunned because we did not have a theft problem. Certainly some books would get lost or damaged but not very many. The books were mostly missing because they had been sent to a company to 'have security embedded in them’. The worst part is the librarian overspent and therefore, you guessed it, was not able to purchase more books.

We felt the shame of being used, lied to, and screwed over. It was at this point that we knew revenge was in order. It took myself and a couple of my fellow computer nerds 15 min to figure out what they had done to the books. The security tag was a RF tag (like at stores) on the card pocket of the book. The new cards themselves had metal foil in their center. Without this foil the tag would receive energy from the newly installed gates at the library door and set off an alarm.

I decided to test our knowledge. I grabbed a reference book, threw a gum wrapper in the pocket, shoved it in my bag, and hit the door. I passed out the door without a peep from the gates. After that day we threw our plan into action. We would steal as many books as we could and hide them in any location we could find.

At first we used storage rooms by boxing them up and soon ran out of space. We then started using empty lockers and even putting them in the ceiling on top of divider walls. By the end of the year the librarian was getting frantic. She could not balance her inventory with the new computer system and she was being called out on it thanks to our many complaints. Another genius move was to have then boxes labeled as other textbooks and sent to the warehouse over the summer. This was easy to do since WE were the volunteers that wrote a program to do it and would print the labels.

The librarian ended up losing her job and being investigated for fraud since there seemed to be some missing funds as well. Over the summer the county finally spent the money to fill our book request due to the uproar. It was not until a week before the start of school that they started discovering library books in the extra boxes several teachers received.

This was just the beginning of us getting revenge on some of the teachers. In the end we got our revenge and the original items we worked so hard to get.

Extra: the books never left county property. We boxed most up and sent them to the warehouse. They came back next year.

Also the company finished the other books they had and sent them back midway through the year. This worked to our advantage because the librarian could not see how many were gone until they placed all the secured books on the shelf from the final shipment.

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Realized not everyone has seen these.

These are from Chu’s GDC 2017 talk that he gave ealier this year. In it, certain events are roughly outlined. Note that Reflections was the last comic released.

1. 30 years ago from in-game present time: the Omnic Crisis occurs. Duration of the event is not given.
2. The Omnic Crisis ends and the Golden Age of Overwatch begins. This duration lasts approximately 20 years according to the Soldier: 76 origin video.
3. During the Golden Age of Overwatch, “The Last Bastion” occurs.
4. Approximately 5 years ago from the in-game present time, the “Fall of Overwatch” begins. Duration is not given.
5. However at least four major events occur: Halloween (“Junkenstein’s Revenge” comic), Null Sector’s Uprising (not pictured), Doomfist’s arrest (not pictured), and Ana’s battle with Widowmaker (Ana’s first comic “Legacy”).
6. Shortly before the in-game time, “Recall” occurs.
7. “Alive,” “Dragons,” and “Hero” occur “around the same time” as Recall.
7.5. Winston’s “Are you with us?” Recall message is sent out.
8. Six comics occur in approximately the same time frame as Recall and the other shorts - McCree, Junkers, Torbjörn, Symmetra, Reinhardt, and Pharah.
9. Sometime after Pharah’s Mission Statement and after Recall, the Old Soldiers comic occurs.
10. Holiday season “post the game’s release” (so November - December after Recall) is when Reflection occurs.
11. Hypothetically, after Reflections comes “Infiltration” and the Bastion comic.
12. Approximately February after Reflections, “Masquerade” occurs (Carnival in Venice gives us a timeframe).
13. Sometime after Masquerade, Doomfist attacks Numbani and destroys the OR-15s. Efi Oladele rebuilds one into Orisa.
14. Post-Orisa PTR updates: the Numbani map has been fixed up (mostly). Lucio’s concert on Numbani is either over or not being advetised anymore.

Number 14 is now approximately the current “in-game time,” although the game itself is not canon. The game’s “official release” is marked in the canon timeline to show both: 1) the environmental story-telling that occurred in the game at the time of the release and 2) to show any changes to environmental story-telling since release. This includes things such as: Necropolis/Castillo/Black Forest being developed, Horizon Lunar Colony being included, and the new Chateau Guillard map. I personally tend to see each map (or changes to maps such as on Numbani) as a “snapshot” into a canon moment in the timeline rather than as an explicit timeline event. The exception to this is Uprising.

Hope this helps!

anonymous asked:

Hi! I only recently managed to watch the finale (darn real life commitments getting in the way) but can I ask what about it was so meta? I think dabb said that this finale was the most meta, but I guess I'm a bit slow on the uptake because I don't think I got it?

Hi! 

If you check out my tag #spn 12x23 meta you should find it all there.

13x01 is set up to be 1x01 but in REVERSE. They are entering endgame by subverting the pilot and I am SO HERE for this!

As “All along the Watchtower” suggests (the song that ends back at the beginning), we have:

- Mary and John reversal. John is dead, Mary is missing, they want to find Mary: FINDING MISSION.

- Cas = Jess. Dean is Sam and Sam is Dean, they’re reversed. Hence this scene:

Originally posted by constiellation

Dean and Sam hunting alone, but now Dean is put in Sam’s place and Sam in Dean’s: reversal of roles in their brotherly relationship, also now Dean is no longer Sam’s parent this will also make a difference in how they interact.

- Revenge mission, just rather than on Azazel, on Lucifer

13x01 is set up to be 1x01 but in REVERSE.

Which also is another bow to the string of setting it up for the positive ending rather than the tragic ending that it was originally supposed to have and was metaphorically addressed in 12x22 with the grenade launcher blowing apart the “blaze of glory” ending.

- That they will find Mary and she hopefully won’t have to sacrifice herself for her son, or if she does it will be Sam (as John did for Dean) and she will go to Heaven. 

- That Dean will get Cas back as it is so clearly framed as romantic now I’m not going to apologise for ‘shipping’ this (is it even shipping when it’s canon?), it is canonically romantic and stuff like this just makes it more obvious. So anyway, Dean will get Cas back as a reversal of Sam and Jess’ tragic story. 

- That they will find a way to defeat Lucifer that also closes the gates of Hell because it was by defeating Azazel that they opened them in the first place. Or perhaps they just end up doing it around the same time but heck, if Crowley’s death didn’t suggest that the two are supposed to be linked.

I’ve talked a lot and so have all the other meta writers about all the parallels and the circular narrative of the season, how Dabb loves to subvert the past and use mirrors and parallels etc. 

Here we are talking about the fundamental underlying themes of the show, the PREMISE being reversed and I am PSYCHED as this is going to be amazing and absolutely makes sense going into endgame!

I think we should all watch season 1 before season 13 airs.

OK scratch that, according to posts last night from @mittensmorgul and @elizabethrobertajones we should DEFINITELY all go and watch season 1 before season 13 starts!!!

If Dean says “we’ve got work to do” I’ll scream ;)

REYLO MEETS STAR WARS COUPLES

I know others may have already done this, but I’m just going to compare REYLO to other Star Wars couples.

1. ANAKIN & PADME

Originally posted by snowjenta

A Jedi and a Senator, fall in love for all the selfish reasons. Looks, lust and desire.

It showed us why Jedi were forbidden to fall in love in the first place, and that giving into fear of losing those they love could turn them to the dark side. 

Despite their tragic end, it blessed the Star Wars galaxy with a son and a daughter who would bring an end to the Empire…

Which brings me to another couple we all know.


2. LEIA ORGANA & HAN SOLO

Originally posted by sensualquotes

Star Wars began with them which makes their love iconic. Han Solo was openly honest of his feelings toward the princess, attracted to her beauty and stubbornness.

Leia resisted but knew in her heart that she loved the “scoundrel” for his bravery, and honour. They both rescued each other, making their relationship a balanced one…

Then The Force Awakens showed up and killed Han Solo. Damn you Star Wars! Why?!!



3. ASAJJ VENTRESS & QUINLAN VOS

Known only in The Clone Wars, this book introduced a forbidden love story between two Force users. A ex-Sith and a Jedi, both fall in love when they work together to kill a common enemy.

Besides Leia and Han this couple was my favourite because one sacrifices their own life to save the other, choosing love over revenge. It made me cry. So beautiful.


4. CIENA REE AND THANE KYRELL


Two childhood friends end up on two opposing sides. Their bond is strong because they started off as friends first, and then lovers in a galaxy torn apart.

I didn’t read the book, so I can’t say if I like this one or not.

Which leads me to another couple that sadly isn’t canon…


5. BASTILA & REVAN

They were enemies during the Old Republic, she a Jedi and he a Sith Lord. They begin to fall in love after she saves him, forging a bond between them neither can resist…which later results in a love child.

Here’s another couple that’s not canon, which is one of my faves.


6. STARKILLER & JUNO

Originally posted by traitorousheroes

He was the secret apprentice of Darth Vader and she was an Imperial Pilot. They were on the same side, both servants of the Empire but later joined the rebels. This had to be the most original and yet unique Star Wars couple to exist in a game.

You not only get to see it, but experience as Starkiller himself. The anti-hero who used the Dark Side to serve the Light, and give the rebels a fighting chance, redeeming his previous actions as Vader’s apprentice…And even in death his love for Juno still remains within his clone, proving again how powerful love can be.

And now we have REYLO…


7. REY & KYLO REN

Originally posted by kuresoto

Many fans have often compared them to Bastila and Revan, in both appearances, Force ability and circumstance.

They are on opposing sides, brought together by the will of the Force itself. But the question remains, will they be enemies or the main romantic couple of this new sequel trilogy?

Naturally there would shippers and non-shippers for this unlikely pair. And I went from a non-shipper to a fan of this concept because of the other couples.

It has all the ingredients to formulate the pairing.

  • THE TRAGEDY: The Death of Han Solo
  • THE OPPOSITION: The Light and the Dark
  • THE CONNECTION: The Force
  • THE THREAT: The Resistance and The First Order
  • THE CATALYST: A Common Interest

If REYLO does indeed happen, it shouldn’t be so surprising considering the other Star Wars couples listed above…

Metaphysical correspondences for the days of the week

Sunday: Prosperity, Success, Wealth, Fortune, Power, Individuality, Beginning, Confidence, Ego, and many more.

Monday: Travel, Peace, Illusion, Fertility, Dreams, Mystery, Fantasy, Introspection, Intuition, Insightful, Imagination, and many more.

Tuesday: Victory, Strength, Courage, Endurance, Passion, Aggression, Revenge, Bad luck, Lust, Rebellious, and many more.

Wednesday: Creativity, Luck, Cunning, Change, Mind, Study, Wisdom, Knowledge, Writing

Thursday: Good health, Abundance, Leadership, Energetic growth, Good fortune, Prosperity, Career, Optimism, Loyalty, Healing, Optimism, and many more.

Friday: Love, Fertility, Friendship, Communication, Romance, Beauty, Partnerships, Self-love, Bad luck, Pleasure, Enjoyment, Sexuality, Social Activities, Creativity, Relaxation, Fun, The material world, High ideals, and many more.

Saturday: Protection, Banishing, Exorcism, Spirituality, Endings, Self-discipline, Life, Death, Freedom, and many more

Shit said in my Discord group

“While you fight I’m just gonna be making my ramen”
“pest control guy is ur new pokemon”
"this kingler is not accepting my balls”
“I just love seeing how you guys can embarrass yourselves over this”
“Don’t take that out of context”
“Fite me I will make you short”
“Oh hey dude how is it going my shipping troll homeslice breadslice shipslice”
“i came platonically into this room to have a platonic good time and honestly i feel so attacked in a non sexual way”
“Who is better waifu: ____ or _____? I’m asking because I’m caught in the middle of an argument about the topic, and I don’t wanna settle it right away due to the fact that I wouldn’t even hesitate to say ____”
“MY FRIEND TEXTED ME AT FUCKING 2AM! IM GONNA GET BACK AT HIM! IVE READ UP ON PETTY REVENGE I GOT THIS!”
“Sleep so you can blep”
“as apparently i am double satan, i approve of not fucking no”
“I thought this was about the soda for a second”
“You pulled that out of your donkey. The other word for donkey. That begins with an A. And ends with an s.”
“We’re down one furry… This is gonna be hard”
“Do I have to nickshame?”
“I care about chieves because I’m a chiev hoe!”
“Don’t do school, stay in vegetables and eat your drugs.”
"And the Lord did say: eat a bag of dicks”
“Jesus layed a hand on the tax collectors and proclaimed, "Eat my Diction.”
“I platonically think you’re platonically wrong platonically”
“And then there’s kermit.”
“We chill. We chill. We chill. We good. We good? Alright lets go.”
“___ God dammit put your dick away”
“It’s just a prank! It’s just a prank! It’s just a social experiment! A social experiment gone wrong! GONE WRONG!”
“You will not crush me like a bug, I will crush you like a bug for the tenth time gosh dangit!”
“Hey! Leave me be! I’m only slaughtering innocents! I’m not doing wrong!”
“My jackets on the floor, my ego is on it, and my back hurts.”
“Not only are they dying, but they’re dead.”
“By the power of my gigantic yaoi hands, I shall survive this night!”
“I question this group sometimes. And by sometimes I mean all the time.”
“I’m using my night time sexy voice”
“Now we can clean house on yo ass”
“welcome to the bitch house”
“shoot ____ first thats all im asking”
“you mother bitch”
“your dad has a minion kink”
“#Let_____BeThe6Foot3Baby”
“i think we are killing ___ mentally”
“You guys are to be honest. Great and stupid”
“clickty clack clickty clack with this chant I summon spam to the chat”
“You either die a DONG, or live long enough to become the DONGER”
“YOU’RE UNDER ARREST FOR BEING CASUAL. COME OUT WITH YOUR DONGERS RAISED”
“YOU STOLE THE PEEPO”
“a graceful death? you mean flying into the fucking sun”
“I am a howdere”
“did you just call me a tiny angry gremlin”
“the fuck type of kinky shit is happening”
“I think dying is bad for your heath, but I’m not to certain.”
“Guys help i need hardcore memes”
“So I wrapped my mom’s present today, and I’m looking at the wrapping paper, and it’s about as straight as ___; not at all.”
“Update: FRESHMAN FRIDAY People got jumped, thrown in trashcans and shit I however, am fine”
“slide back into sin mountain”
“Hold up ____ likes murder children Explains why she is bias towards me”
“I can’t offer ideas….so I’m just…gonna go back to stabbing at ice with a knife…”
“FUCKING STOP PAPPING BEFORE I FLIP MY SHIT”
“Someone take food and punch me in the gut so hard that it goes into my stomach”
“I see this green foot at the corner of my eye, and I think to myself “No he fucking didn’t-” And I look up and see Kermit the fucking frog holding a double barrel shotgun”
“Okay shut the fuck your mouth.”
“Death cannot come fast enough….In a platonic way, shut up ___”
“It’s not Google, it’s Wikipedia.”
“FUCK YOU! TECH SUPPORT BULLSHIT! FUCK!”
“Did you just curse at me in Mexicanese?”
“Being in band and playing the saxophone was always rough for dirty minded little me….i always had to practice my fingering and tonguing….”

*Star Vs spoilers* 

So I just watched the svtfoe movie today and it was amazing! I have one thing to say though; I’ve seen a lot of people criticize teen Moon’s confrontation with Tofee. Making fun of Moon for supposedly missing and complaining that it wasn’t “dramatic” enough. However in my opinion Moon did not miss in the slightest- she hit exactly what she was aiming for.

That scene made it look like hitting the finger/hand was a very deliberate action on Moon’s part.

You’ll notice that at the very beginning Moon’s wand is pointed at Tofee’s heart, but in the end she very deliberately moves the wand up and to the side so it’s aiming at Tofee’s heart (side note look at the determination on her face in this moment she was fully ready.)

The reason I believe she does this is simple, she does not wan’t revenge, not completely at least. She wants what’s best for the people of Mewni. In this case the best thing is not to kill Tofee and give the rogue lizard faction a martyr to rally behind. She wants to make it very clear that she could completely destroy every last one of them and their regenerative powers wont stop her one bit. She want’s Tofee alive, humiliated and defeated to show the lizard’s that they are not infallible, to strike fear into them.

Her actions leading up to this were also calculated. Walking up alone without fear or guards to protect her and the whole setting up of the tea set in front of them. To show that she is fully confident in her ability. So that when she finally does make her show of power it lends a whole lot more weight to it.

That’s why I loved this scene so much and liked it more than if they did a whole dramatic battle scene. Moon is not her daughter, they have completely different approaches to combat. I love how much this scene showed about Moon’s character.  

((gif from here: X))

x-toad  asked:

Did you read the last issue of Darth Maul? Between this and the animated series, I feel like Maul has become the poster boy for what following the Dark Side is really like : the madness that comes when the power is stripped away, the emptiness that comes from revenge and hatred, etc.

I have to agree with you there. A lot of SW fans get hung up on how cool the Dark Side is, because of the flashy powers and the Aesthetic™, but the fact of the matter is that Maul is basically a cautionary tale. From the beginning of his life to the end, he is a victim of the Sith. Maul is the Dark Side with all the flashy bits stripped away, until it stops looking cool and instead becomes a tragedy. In the end, Maul desperately wants to make connections with people(with Ezra, hell, even with Obi-wan) but he can’t do it in a lasting or healthy way, because all of his Dark Side training has left him unable to make the sorts of connections he craves. He doesn’t understand how to do anything but possess and hate and rage, and that destroys any meaningful connections he might have had. 

Being Sith isn’t cool, kids. Being Sith kinda sucks. 

Originally posted by kameik0

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【 DannyMay 2017 】 「 May 27th ~ Phantom Planet Alternate Ending/Alternate Beginning 」

I made a rough sketch style drawing of this epiphany. Enjoy.

Danny & the others(including the ghosts with their repaired “home”) moved into an Earth-like planet. The ghosts became nice since the Disasteroid put everyone in danger.

Vlad’s return and… REVENGE. The aliens helped Vlad.

Space wars stuff happened, the ghosts are helping Danny and the others.

Whatever… I’m suck ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Pulsar’s 10 Favorite Anime Of 2016

It’s time for my Top 10 Favorite Anime Of 2016 List!

A few things to keep in mind:

1. Im not including any sequel series (which means Sound Euphonium 2 and Food Wars: The Second Plate arent on my list, although theyre both great shows and definitely worth checking out).

2. This is strictly my opinion. If you dont see a show you liked on here, Im not bashing it or saying its not any good.

3. Im only including shows I watched all the way through to the end. There are some shows I didnt get a chance to finish like Mob Psycho 100, Orange and Shouwa Genroku that I need to revisit.

With that all said, here we go with the Honorable Mentions!  

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HONORABLE MENTION #1: PLEASE TELL ME, GALKO-CHAN!

This is a really fun series of comedy shorts revolving around three high school girls: an otaku, a gyaru (think the Japanese equivalent of a valley girl) and a sweet but airheaded rich girl. Most of the humor is sex-related and yet the show never feels mean-spirited. Definitely worth checking out if you want something quick to watch and laugh at.


HONORABLE MENTION #2: MAGICAL GIRL RAISING PROJECT

Dark takes on the “magical girl” genre have become more and more commonplace in the aftermath of Madoka Magica. This show revolves around a mobile app game that allows you to create your own magical girl, and gives 1 in 10,000 players the ability to become a real-life superhero. But soon things take a dark and violent turn.

What separates this show from the pack is the sheer variety of powers and abilities that it features. All the girls (and one guy) have different motivations for wanting to be a superhero, and their powers are diverse and interesting. Dont let the cute art fool you: this is NOT for young kids.


HONORABLE MENTION #3: SHE AND HER CAT - EVERYTHING FLOWS

The only reason I wound up not including this show in my top ten is because its literally 4 five minute episodes. But man does it pack a punch, especially if you love animals.

This is a short series about a young woman and her aging pet cat. The show is entirely from the point of view of the cat, and you see how he views the world and how he views his owner with unconditional love. If youve ever owned a pet, take the time to watch this one.

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And now its time for my Top 10 Anime of 2016. Here we go!

#10: MYRIAD COLORS PHANTOM WORLD

KyoAni’s first series of 2016 was this overlooked fun little fantasy gem about a near future in which a virus has caused people to be able to perceive extra-dimensional and paranormal beings around them. The main characters are four students of a special school for students with special abilities who can seal off and fight phantoms, or in some cases help them resolve their unfinished business so they can move on.

This show got a lot of attention early on in 2016 and just as fast seemed to drop off the radar, mostly because people seemed disappointed that it wasnt a darker/more “serious” show. But thats okay. Sometimes I just want to be entertained. And Myriad Colors does that.

#9: KONOSUBA - GOD’S BLESSING ON THIS WONDERFUL WORLD!

Konosuba is the first of two “trapped in a fantasy world” anime series on my Top 10 list. This is a trope that has been done to death, but where this one won me over was in the sheer irreverence it has for its own genre.

The main character, after dying in a rather embarrassing fashion, is magically transported to a fantasy world by a goddess who turns out to be a bit of a screw-up. In order to find work in this new world, he assembles a motley crew including a masochistic knight and a mage who only want to blow things up. Sound ridiculous? It is. And it’s absolutely hilarious.

KONOSUBA returns for a 2nd season starting this month, so you have time to catch up before then!


#8: IZETTA THE LAST WITCH 

In an alternate version of World War II, the archduchess of a small country about to invaded by the Germans is kidnapped… but is then rescued by her childhood friend, who turns out to be the last witch on Earth. The witch volunteers her help in defending her friend’s country from the invaders, and soon the tide has turned in a BIG way.

Do you like watching WWII-era dogfights? Imagine one with a witch flying around using a giant rifle as a broom and blowing Nazi planes out of the sky. If that doesn’t sound cool to you, I don’t know what to say. Check this one out if you like badass female leads and awesome action sequences.


#7: KIZNAIVER

Studio TRIGGER (Kill La Kill) returned in 2016 with this sci-fi series about a group of teenagers who are forced to be part of an experiment linking them emotionally. This show connected (see what I did there) with me on multiple levels. Adolescence can be an insanely painful part of life, and many people never move on past the things that are done and said to them during this time. The characters on this show, even if they aren’t always likeable, are always UNDERSTANDABLE. I genuinely felt for all of them and wanted them to end up OK. If you like sci-fi but want something different, give this one a go.


#6: 91 DAYS

This is another great series that seemed to fly under the radar this year. I never heard many of my friends who are into anime talking about this one, and its a shame, because this show is something special.

91 DAYS is set during Prohibition and is about a young man whose entire family is murdered by the Mafia. Seven years later, while in hiding, he receives a letter giving him the names of the men responsible, and he begins to work his way into the family in order to destroy it from the inside out.

This is a fantastic revenge story, with some twists and turns you won’t expect and a darkness to it that stuck with me a long time after it ended.

#5: PLANETARIAN

“I am just a little broken…”

Prepare to have your heart a LOT broken.

PLANETARIAN takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where hostile machines have taken over the Earth. A “junker” is scavenging for supplies in a department store when he is greeted by the android mascot of the store’s rooftop planetarium… who has been in stasis for years and has no idea what has happened to the world. The junker initially wants nothing to do with her but realizing he has nowhere to go decides to hide out in the planetarium for a while, and soon gets roped into fixing the projector so the android can present the show to any guests who may show up.

If you like your sci-fi with a healthy dose of feels, check this one out. Its only 5 episodes long but it stuck with me long after I watched it, and I’ll likely be coming back to rewatch it many times in the future.

#4: YURI!!! ON ICE

Yes, an anime about gay male figure skaters made my top 10 list? Why? Because its an awesome goddamn show, that’s why.

After suffering a complete meltdown at the previous World Finals, Yuri has given up on skating and has decided to come home to Japan. No sooner has he returned than his idol, a Russian figure skater named Victor, shows up at his doorstep… wanting to become his coach.

This show is consistently fun to watch, with great animation, some incredible skating sequences, and arguably the best romantic couple of the year in anime. And tell me the opening song doesn’t get you pumped, and I’ll call you a lying sack of shit. Yuri On Ice is awesome. Watch it. Like, now. 

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My top 3 is where it gets tricky, because any of these next three shows could have been my #1. I’d rank them all at the top in terms of quality, so I’m going with them in the order of which ones had the most emotional impact on me personally.

#3: KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS

If you liked Attack On Titan, this is better. Yes, I said it. I love Attack On Titan, but this is a better show. 


Set in an alternate timeline during the Industrial Revolution in Japan, a virus causes people to transform into walking corpses who soon overrun the entire country. Humans are forced to barricade themselves in walled cities and use armor-plated trains to travel from fortress to fortress. One day, in the middle of his home being overrun by the “kabane,” a young engineer who has been working on a new steam-powered weapon designed to defeat the monsters is bitten by one of them… but instead of transforming all the way, he becomes a kabaneri, a human/kabane hybrid. He joins up with a fellow female kabaneri and the survivors of his fallen city in an attempt to make their way to safety on board one of the armored trains.

This show is essentially a nonstop chase sequence through the first half, and political intrigue comes into play halfway through. If you like nonstop action, gore and terror, this is your ticket to ride.

#2: RE:ZERO
I watched the first episode of this show the day after it aired, got bored, and didn’t come back to it…until about three months later, when I kept hearing people talk about the show and how it was affecting them. While on a road trip I decided to give it another shot, and ended up binge-watching the entire series in one go. It’s that good.

RE:ZERO is about a young man who, after shopping at a convenience store, suddenly finds himself in a fantasy world straight out of the games and shows he loves. While initially thrilled to be there, he finds out rather quickly that he is completely out of his element and ends up dying a rather grisly death… only to find himself back where he started from when he first showed up in the new world. It turns out that he has the ability to come back after dying to a certain “save point” (which changes over time), and while no one around him remembers the previous timeline, he does.

So, all good right? No matter what happens you can come back and fix it? Well, not so fast. Imagine falling in love with someone only for them to not remember who you are or things you’ve talked about. Imagine seeing the people you care about die over and over again because you keep messing up. Imagine making mistakes, thinking you can fix them by dying… and coming back further along in the timeline and NOT being able to undo them.

This show takes all the issues I usually have with the “transported to a fantasy world” genre and not only addresses them but essentially makes them the focus of the show. The main character alternates between being funny and likeable and selfish and arrogant, and while he can be hard to like at times, he’s easy to understand and identify with. The supporting characters are fantastic (including arguably my favorite female character of the year, Rem the demon maid) and the story has many twists and turns, with many more to come as the show has been confirmed for second season.

I’ve never been so glad that I gave an anime a second chance as I am with RE:ZERO. Definitely check this one out.

#1: ERASED

Imagine this: when you’re a child, two of your friends and a third child you don’t know but is in your class are murdered. You were the last person to see the third victim alive, but didn’t do or say anything, and you have felt guilty ever since.

Since then, you have had a curse: every once in a while, you will relive the same three to five minutes over and over again, Groundhog Day style, until you change something. It might mean pushing someone out of the way of a car, it might mean stopping a purse snatcher. But you are stuck until you fix what needs to be fixed.

Now imagine, after coming home to find a loved one murdered, you are blamed for the crime and are about to be arrested when you feel that same “rewind” effect happening… only when you open your eyes, it is 1988, you are 11 years old walking to school (but with your 29 year old mind intact), and the murders from your childhood are about to happen again.

What would you do?

ERASED is the best anime of 2016. No other show excited me, terrified me, made me think, made me cry, or made me remember as much as this show did. Even if you don’t like anime, watch this show. It’s my #1 for a reason.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my list! If you see a favorite of yours from 2016 that’s missing, shoot me a message and I’ll check it out! 

This week I decided to do something a little different–video recs instead of fic recs! Which will return next week, but today I wanted to cry over STAR WARS videos for awhile and, sure, there’s some absolutely hilarious vids or really exciting, awesome vids, too! But there’s also a bunch of them that totally put tears in my eyes because why are you like this, Star Wars?

Long post under the cut!  (Categories:  Humor, The Sads, Shipper, Meta, Awesome, Serious Fanvids)
(Last updated:  2017.06.28)

STAR WARS - HUMOR
 VIDS:

Fuck This Shit, sequel trilogy
  I thought, okay, I’m going to rewatch this one to write a quick rec, I’m not going to laugh this time. I STILL BURST OUT LAUGHING, even knowing it was coming.
Firework, sequel trilogy/cast
   I laugh every single time I watch this video, this is it, this is me as a Star Wars fan. It’s one of those that takes a serious moment and puts a fun song over it and the result is magic.
Turn Down For What, prequel trilogy
   I will rewatch Satine’s epic speech with dramatic background music every time.
Palpatine Shooting Stars + Shooting Star, prequel trilogy, original trilogy, sequel trilogy
   I love this song more and more every time I see these videos, they’re hilarious. It’s kind of the epitome of meme culture but goddamn if it doesn’t make me genuinely laugh.
BLOCKED, prequel trilogy
   Never has this been so accurate. 

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Stan writes Ford a crap ton of letters while he’s working on bringing him home. Similarly, when he lived those first ten years apart from the family, he’d address his thoughts to Ford. Then, when he starts having all those days at the Shack (and he can’t sneak into the basement during the days lest he lose an opportunity to make money) he passes the boredom by writing his progress down. Helps organize his thoughts. It becomes journal entries to Ford. Like having a conversation. Helps Stan process his life better, coincidentally.

But it doesn’t end there.

Ford finds those letters while Stan’s on his revenge road trip. At first Ford was just trying to find the rest of his possessions from before the portal incident. He was snooping through the attic when he finds the first box of haphazard letters. Sometimes they were just written on scrap paper. Sometimes in a notebook proper. Ford finds hundreds of letters. Addressed to…himself.

He seats himself on the floor next to the box, mission forgotten, and begins to read.

There are dates on the letters spanning across the thirty years. Some are just frustrated scribbles, and curses at the complicated mess of the portal. Some included notes of operation. Others are short, with questions asking pleasantries, then the signing of his brother’s name. Some are deep apologies, over every slight Stan had ever committed against Ford. Some are goodbye letters, saying he’s on the edge of giving up.

The letters are about everything and nothing. Ford sits there for hours, pouring over Stan’s words.

When everybody returns from the road trip, banged up and worn out, Stan honestly just wants to shower and go to bed. They’d all had a long day. Plus, almost got eaten by a giant spider. Who may or may not be interested in dating him–she was never clear.

Lo and behold, his brother hadn’t used up all the hot water while they were gone. But as Stan was getting ready to shower, there was a knock on his door. Sighing, he got up to answer it. Surprise turned quickly to a guarded expression when he saw Stanford across form him.

“What do you want?” Stan asked.

Ford planted his feet and looked Stanley over briefly before making eye contact. “Stanley, I uh…I wanted to say-erm, that is. Thank you. For working to bring me back. Thank you.” He smiled a tiny bit at the end and rocked back on his heels once, waiting for Stan’s response.

Stan was floored. Where did that come from? he wondered.

“Where did that come from?” he also said, cringingly loud.

Ford coughed self-consciously and answered. “It has come to my attention that I was wrong in some assumptions I’d made about you in the near past. I, erm…I was wrong. I’m sorry, Stanley.

Stan tackled Ford into a hug. They end up talking, really talking, like they hadn’t in years, for most of the night. They still have a lot of things to hash out between them, but they finally come to terms over what happened, and go into the future together, from defeating Bill to sailing the world as an unstoppable team of adventurers. 

Ice and the Bride of Fire: Will Jon be Dany’s Treason for Love?

I’ve been growing more and more convinced lately that Jon will be Dany’s long-awaited ‘betrayal for love.’ It seems clear that we are definitely getting some kind of romantic relationship between them in the books, and given the underlying tension from Jon’s real identity being a threat to Dany’s claim to the throne, it also seems likely that this relationship won’t end well once the truth of Jon’s parentage comes out.

I don’t think this tension can be resolved by a marriage between the two of them for a few reasons. The first is purely political: assuming that Jon becomes KitN due to Robb’s will legitimizing him, as has been theorized, then Jon’s claim to power rests on his being Ned’s son. Once it is revealed that he isn’t, his claim will be seriously weakened. The bastard son of Ned Stark and well-respected KitN would make a good match for Dany to solidify her hold on the North and put to rest Westerosi worries about a culturally foreign and potentially unstable Targaryen on the throne; but Jon as yet another Targaryen and also her secret nephew can’t solve any of these problems for her. Marrying him would compound the problem by increasing the Seven Kingdom’s suspicion of an incestuous new Targaryen dynasty, and possibly lose Jon the North (if his weakened claim after the reveal doesn’t lose it for him right away) in turn.

Now, some of the textual speculation about a Jon/Dany marriage rests on this well-known line:

A blue flower grew from a chink in a wall of ice, and filled the air with sweetness… mother of dragons, bride of fire…

with people interpreting ‘bride of fire’ as an allusion to Dany being Jon’s bride. But that actually seems to be a misreading of the words on the page. The grammatical construction ‘bride of’ is not meant to refer to a description of the bride, but rather to signify who the bride’s husband will be. Thus, rather than ‘bride of fire’ being a poetic way to describe Dany as a ‘fiery’ future bride, it seems instead to predict that she will be a bride who somehow ‘marries’ fire. For example, the Bride of Frankenstein isn’t a description calling the Bride ‘Frankenstein-like,’ it’s a title announcing the person who the Bride is a bride to: i.e., Frankenstein. Similarly, Dany has here been prophesied to be a bride to fire. The fact that this phrase comes as the concluding words to her visions also suggests that it will be central to her life journey - and it’s simply more logical that Dany’s life journey would revolve around fire itself than it would for one of the most important things she does in her life to involve becoming someone’s literal wife.

Thus, Dany going on to marry Jon as a result of this prophesy makes little sense. Although Jon has mixed ‘fire and ice’ heritage, he has always been closely thematically aligned with ice - it’s right there in his last name, Snow. So if Dany was truly meant to marry him, the wording should have been ‘bride of ice.’ Fire is Dany’s element, not Jon’s. In fact, it could be claimed that she has already symbolically married fire when she walked into the bonfire that produced her dragons - she became the ‘bride of fire’ when she wed herself to it in order to become the ‘mother of dragons’ in the first place. ‘Bride of fire’ could of course also be foreshadowing for some later fiery event in her life, but it has little to do with Jon or his own thematically ‘icy’ arc. My personal interpretation of the line is that it is meant to mirror her role as the mother of dragons rather than of human children - that Dany will ultimately be the true bride of fire rather than of any mortal man.

Interestingly, her prophecies in the House of the Undying seem to support this theory:

three fires must you light…one for life and one for death and one to love…three mounts must you ride…one to bed and one to dread and one to love…three treasons will you know…once for blood and once for gold and once for love…

Note how the first two fires Dany must light are for life and for death - in other words, are to cause life (probably her dragons) and to cause death (perhaps blowing up KL and/or killing fAegon). But the last fire is not ‘for love,’ it is ‘to love.’ This means that her last fire will not cause love - it will be the fire itself (or at least the thing or person on fire) that she loves. This makes sense for the ‘bride of fire.’ The fire will not result in something more important than its own lighting; rather it is the flames themselves that matter here, just as it is the flames themselves that she has or will wed.

I don’t have any concrete theories as to how this might play out in the text; I’m merely pointing out the grammatical implications of the words, because parsing them correctly makes quite a difference to the prophecy. And it should be added that lighting a fire to love does not sound like a very happy prediction.There is no particular reason to read this fire as metaphorical when the fire ‘for life’ to birth her dragons was a literal fire, and the fire ‘for death’ seems likely to be literal as well. So it sounds as if Dany may be setting fire to something or someone whose destruction will cause her a great deal of anguish.

When it comes to the three mounts she must ride, it does appear quite likely that the mount to love is an allusion to her and Jon having sex and Dany thereafter falling in love with him, but it’s also interesting how the meaning of the preposition ‘to’ changes in each phrase. The first mount she rides ‘to bed’ is probably her silver mare, which she rides to her marriage bed with Drogo; the ‘to’ here is thus meant in the literal sense of going towards something, i.e. to her husband’s bed. The second mount she rides ‘to dread’ is probably her dragon Drogon, who is described as ‘Balerian the Dread come again’ by Jorah. Thus, Dany is not riding Drogon towards her own dread; Drogon is, rather, a mount ‘to be dreaded’ in a more general sense. This means that it isn’t clear how her last mount will relate to the phrase ‘to love.’ Will she ride this ‘mount’ in order to love it (a la having sex)? Or will she ride it towards a person who she will then come to love, as with riding her silver to bed? There’s no way of knowing until the text finally gets to it, but I believe the distinction will be important.

As opposed to the twisty prepositions of the first two prophecies, the ones for Dany’s treason seem fairly straightforward; all will be ‘for’ their object, i.e. the treasons will be because of gold, because of blood, and because of love. As has been pointed out before, it isn’t clear whether Dany will be the one betrayed or the one doing the betraying, nor whether the love in question will belong to her or to the person either betraying or being betrayed (or both). But it is clear that a treason will be committed and Dany will be involved. The choice of the word ‘treason’ is also interesting here because it is a far more politically loaded word than ‘betrayal.’ A betrayal is something personal and private, whereas a treason is a legally-defined public offense. You betray a person, but you commit treason against a country.

It makes sense for this word to be used for Dany, who has always viewed herself as the Queen of Westeros and thus seen any actions taken against her as actions taken in a sense against Westeros itself. Betraying her isn’t simply betraying Dany, it is betraying Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen and her campaign to become the sole monarch of the Seven Kingdoms. But it is, again, interesting to see this word ‘treason’ used in the context of love, which is usually seen as both private and personal. This suggests that Dany’s treason for love will have larger political connotations and perhaps occur in relation to her status as would-be Queen of Westeros.

Thus, if we assume that the prophecies about Dany’s love are pointing us toward Jon, it would make sense for this upcoming political betrayal to also be related to Jon.

Finally, GRRM’s own words on the subject seem to point us in this direction. The Song of Ice and Fire is openly acknowledged in the tv show as being related to Jon and Dany (by Melisandre early in S7). GRRM has also stated that he took this title from the Robert Frost poem.

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

As we can see above, this is not a love poem; it is a poem about Armageddon, and contains many echoes of the apocalyptic themes of the series as a whole. ‘Fire’ is linked to ‘desire,’ while ‘ice’ is linked to ‘hate.’ This suggests that Jon and Dany’s relationship - if we take it to be a deliberate metaphor for the ‘song of ice and fire’ as a whole - will be built on a foundation of both desire and hatred, and that it is closely linked to destructive forces and the end of the world.

Here is GRRM’s quote explaining this allusion:

I mean… Fire is love, fire is passion, fire is sexual ardor and all of these things. Ice is betrayal, ice is revenge, ice is… you know, that kind of cold inhumanity and all that stuff is being played out in the books

So, in his own words, ‘ice is betrayal.’ Dany is the bride of fire, meaning the bride of passion and ardor and love - and Jon is her icy foil and counterpart.

So let’s recap. 1. Before the reveal of Jon’s heritage, he and Dany are going to begin a relationship. 2. After this reveal, Jon’s position in the North will be weakened and Dany will learn that his claim is a threat to her status as Queen of Westeros. 3. Dany is thematically bound to fire and Jon to ice. 4. It has been prophesied that Dany will suffer a treason for love. 5. It seems very likely that Dany will fall in love with Jon. 6. “Ice is betrayal.”

Thus, I believe that Dany will fall in love with Jon before she knows who he really is, and that afterwards Jon will coldly and dispassionately betray her for the sake of the North and his duty to the realm as a whole. (It is also possible that Dany could be the one betraying Jon, but the other way around seems much more likely.) Their tragic and destructive love affair will be the tragic and destructive ‘song of ice and fire’ writ small, and will have serious implications for the battle against the White Walkers and the survival of the Seven Kingdoms. Incest is always tragic in ASOIAF, and this will be one of the most tragic relationships of all - particularly for Dany, who is the only one of the pair we know for a fact will be in love.

Top Ten Underrated Horror Movies (Part 10/10)

We have finally made it to the end

What could my top choice be?

There are so many great movies out there, but when I decided to make this list, I knew there was only one more that would fill my number one slot and throughout the process of making the list, that number one pick never changed.

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1. American Mary (2012)

Originally posted by spookshowbabydolll

Yes, my top choice also features the amazingly talented Katharine Isabelle.

I found this move either at the end of 2015 or just the beginning of 2016, but once I saw it, it bumped right up my list to favorite horror movies ever. Not just underrated, but IN GENERAL.

It stars Katharine Isabelle and is the revenge movie to end all revenge movies. It is wonderfully twisted and fucked up in all the right ways, like every horror movie should be.

Isabelle plays the role of a medical student, who is going through financial problems, but determined to succeed in her chosen profession.

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Desperate for money to pay her bills, she decides to seek work as a stripper, but because she is a medical student, she is instead offered $5000 to save a man’s life, after being beaten.

Needing the money, she does so, but is immediately struck with disgust returns home, in complete panic over the ordeal. 

She is offered quite a bit more money to perform a surgery, which would involve removing a girl’s nipples and labia, to appear more like a human doll. She offered $10,000 and an extra $2,000 to just show up.

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Despite the way she felt at the strip club, she agrees and successfully performs the surgery.

Some time passes and during her residency, she is invited to a party, where she gets drugged and sexually assaulted at by her former teacher.

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Unable to cope with the attack, she drops out of medical school and goes back to the strip club, where she pays workers to bring her attacker to her.

Originally posted by a-dark-and-terrible-thing

She starts working at the strip club and starts working full time as a surgeon for consensual body modification, all while continuing to torture her attacker on the side.

Originally posted by horroredits

This movie takes a new spin on revenge story and as I have said before in my number two pick, Katharine Isabelle is hypnotic on the screen and when she is acting, your eyes stay on her and only her.

What I have explained is only part of the plot and I will not give the rest away, because the element of surprise needs to be there if you intend to watch this.

Originally posted by do-not-sit-next-to-dennis

It is written and directed by the Soska sisters who had a cameo in the film, shown above. 

I have never fallen in love with a horror movie so quickly before and I urge you all to give it a chance, because not a lot of people have heard of this movie and it is such a visual masterpiece.

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Originally posted by singfromthehair

I will say this though, the climax and ending happens a bit fast and because of that, it does end a little underwhelming, which is a shame, because everything else is just so flawless and absolutely chilling.

I repeat, absolutely chilling.

Watch the trailer and see for yourself. If you are as intrigued as I was, you will find a way to see this movie.


EXO Reaction to you finding out that they only dated you because of a bet (But fell in love with you)

Anon Requested something super angsty xD Pesonally I don’t think they would do this but it felt like it would be a good angsty reaction.
This was like my biggest fear in my teens. I really thought that no one would ever date me and if they did it would be because of a bet :c Xoxo, Admin A~

/I don’t own any of the gifs used, unless stated otherwise/


Chanyeol:

“Listen… they made me do it… they had something on me… but it’s not an excuse. I accepted because I wanted to get close to you somehow and I thought it would be a nice opportunity… I’m an idiot, I know but… please. Give me a chance, let me show you how real everything was”

Kris:

“If you guys think I’m going to ask her out because of the bet… you better just leave. If I’m asking her out, it’ll be because I actually like her”

Sehun:

*Honestly he would apologize every second of every day until you forgive him* “It might have started for the wrong reasons jagi but… everything I said, everything I did, everything I feel is real. And I knew I couldn’t continue this unless you knew the truth… please, give me a chance”

Tao:

*Remembering the good times you two had together* “What an idiot… she probably hates me now while I’m still here… in love with her. I need to come up with a plan… a plan to fix what I broke. And they are going to help me… and no one will do something like this again”

Kai:

*He might have been dared to do it. But his feelings were real from the very first moment, so real that he told you the truth before even asking you out*

Xiumin:

“Listen… I really really like you… and I want to go out with you but I want you to reject me today. Why? Because the boys made me do this and I don’t think it’s right. Because my feelings are sincere and I don’t want to take this as an opportunity to start something with you. I want to do it right, make you fall in love with me right”

Baekhyun:

*He would actually prank the boys. He would tell you everything from the beginning and to get revenge you would help him with this so called fake relationship. And who knows, maybe in the end this might lead to something beautiful*

Luhan:

*I don’t know but this guy is 100% into you. Dare or not he won’t let you go* “Screw what they said, you are the only one I want. This is my heart speaking, not them”

Chen:

“Are you guys seriously thinking I will go ask her out because of a dare? No, I might be asking her out tonight but that is because I like her. Not because of your games!” *He’s not even accepting that “reward” he was supposed to have after the dare*

Kyungsoo:

*If anyone think this baby might do something like that, fight me. Not in this universe, not in any other*

Lay:

*Probably won’t talk to the boys for a week or something and never play that game again or just choose truth and yea btw he’s asking you out next weekend and taking you to meet his parents so you see how real he is*

Suho:

*Blaming himself so so much, even after you had forgiven him* “You should know better Junmyeon… you should know better… She might have forgiven you but… it’s there. I guess it’s time, for her to see that my love is real and not just a game. I will ask her to marry me… because I do want to stay by her side forever”

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