A few Black actresses from 1900s-1980s. Some have shaken the foundation of Old Hollywood, and others have carved out a place in contemporary films. 

I never felt the chance to rise above the role of a maid in Hollywood movies. My color was against me. The fact that I was not ‘hot’ stamped me as either an uppity 'Negress’ or relegated me to the eternal role of stooge or servant. I can sing but so can hundreds of other girls. My ambitions are to be an actress. Hollywood had no parts for me.” Theresa Harris +

“You cannot leave this show! Do you not understand what you are doing?! You are the first non-stereotypical role in television! Of intelligence, and of a woman and a woman of color?! That you are playing a role that is not about your color! That this role could be played by anyone? This is not a black role. This is not a female role! A blue eyed blond or a pointed ear green person could take this role!”. MLK to Nichelle Nichols, who was planning on leaving Star Trek +

“I have never tried to pass for white and never had any desire. I am proud of my race. In Imitation of Life. I was showing how a girl might feel under the circumstances but I am not showing how I felt. I was slightly uncomfortable while making the scene where I stood before the mirror asking, “Am I not white?” No person who strives to be the least bit intelligent should allow a thing like color, something for which none of us is responsible, to mar his life or influence his judgment.” Fredi Washington +

YOI Fan Rec Friday

Thank you for all your recs this week! Since I will be away for two weeks after June 17th, please send in ALL your recs (the more the better haha!) so I can pre-make them before I leave :) Thank you!!

Rec’d by anonymous:
The Last Dancer by StarryKnight94, Teen, 18k (WIP)
In which Victor is the chosen one, a dancer gifted with the powers of the Ice Goddess to protect her people at any cost. Amid the rising threat of the Fire God, Yuuri wants nothing more than to protect him. But when Yuuri awakens to a great power himself and goes to meet his idol, will Victor welcome his support or does a hidden darkness lurk behind that beautiful facade?

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Dissonance by Mats, Explicit, 32k (WIP)
Yuuri takes it for granted that Viktor will always meet him where he is. So when his coach and lifelong idol suddenly plants a very public kiss on him at the Cup of China, Yuuri takes it as a signal that his and Viktor’s relationship is about to undergo a major (and welcomed) change. But he may be wrong, and that might change everything, too.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Dark Angel of Mine by vanialex81, Teen, 40k (WIP)
When Yuuri’s heavenly light manages to catch the attention of the demon lord Viktor, Yuuri will learn that the demon will stop at nothing to claim him. Something that starts as desire turns into an emotion that Viktor had not foreseen. To what lengthens will he go to have the angel?

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Rec’d by anonymous:
why am i still here? by OedipusOctopus, Teen, 22k (WIP)
Yuuri finds himself in his fifth year at university, dreading taking a freshman level math course. He imagines his Russian TA to be a curmudgeonly hardass, only to find he’s a total hottie! Yuuri isn’t suave, attractive, or exceptional in any way, but somehow Victor takes a liking to him.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Between Periods by caitwritesstuff, Mature, 9k (WIP)
Yuuri is a history teacher out of a job due to recent cut backs. It just so happens that Phichit works at a school that’s needs a new history teacher. In walks Victor Nikiforov, the undeniably beautiful yet eccentric literature teacher from across the hall with a bit of an obsession with Russian lit and a certain adorable history teacher.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
What Lies Beneath Our Feet by HQ_Wingster, Gen, 19k (WIP)
At the YoI Farm, all animals are given the happiness that they deserve. When ex-battery chicken, Yuuri, comes to the farm one day after being set free, he relearns what it means to be a happy animal with a life ahead of him.

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Rec’d by @stevietomybuck :
winners in a losing game by xylophones, Teen, 19k
Don’t believe the rumors, international popstar Viktor Nikiforov is totally not using his new album as an excuse to flirt with the cute dancer that stole his heart last year.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
To Boldly Go by xylophones, Teen, 29k
A year in the life of badass science officer Yuuri Katsuki, Captain Viktor “Team Mom” Nikiforov, and simultaneously the best crew and worst crew in Starfleet history.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Snow & Ashes by natiwati, Mature, 5.4k (WIP)
They stand in silence, and Yuuri isn’t brave enough to ask him for his name, strike up any form of conversation. They gaze at the moon above together, two waves pulled by its astounding gravity. And when he finally gleans the courage to part his lips and suck in a breath to inquire, the man steps on his cigarette, extinguishing it, and leaves. Yuuri takes another drag, pretending not to feel so disappointed.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
High-Flying, Adored by terra_incognita, Gen, 26k
Being a superhero is hard. It’s even harder when you’re desperately in love with the most famous figure skater in the world, who never seems to notice you. Of course it doesn’t help that he’s a superhero too–and he’s head over heels for your alter-ego.

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Rec’d by @blusocket :
marker in the sand by faelicy, Teen, 10k
Victor has always been with Yuuri. No one understands the consequences better than Yuuri himself.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
On (Online and Offline) Love by AlexWSpark, Mature, 32k
In which Yuuri and Victor are gamers, head over heels for each other, and hoping to one day come face-to-face. Of course, when two whipped, adorable fluff-balls are involved, shenanigans ensue…

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Law Firm of Katsuki, Nikiforov & Chulanont by nerdlife4eva, Not Rated, 12k (WIP)
Yuuri, Victor, and Phichit are long-time friends who decide to form their own law firm. The trio has found remarkably success, despite the constant bickering between Yuuri and Victor. When the sexual tension between these two best friends erupts, bringing them crashing together in a drunken one-night stand, the fate of their new firm becomes uncertain.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
let’s go steal an ice rink by FullmetalChords, Mature, 28k (WIP)
That one AU where Yuuri is a grifter, Victor is a criminal mastermind, and somehow they end up saving the world together. Also featuring catburglar Yuri, hitter Otabek, and hacker Phichit.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Setting Sun by LittleLostStar, Explicit, 66k (WIP)
Just before he skates at the Hot Springs On Ice, Yuuri receives a photo of his drunken GPF banquet antics; consumed with humiliation over a night he can’t remember, he loses the competition. Victor goes back to Russia with Yurio, and Yakov comes to train Yuuri in Japan. One night, frustrated and miserable, Yuuri posts some personally relevant song lyrics on Instagram—and wakes up the next morning to find that Victor has posted lyrics that seem to be a reply.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Only You by quesadiaz, Teen, 59k (WIP)
In the year 2021, Victor Nikiforov, retired professional figure skater and Number One Husband, steps into a taxi to make his way home from the grocery store, arm full of vegetables and fruits to bring home to his beautiful husband and loyal old dog. A sharp sound and a blur of color is the only warning before Victor wakes up in the year 2016, sitting in a first class seat on an ascending airplane headed for Fukuoka, Japan.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Katsudon for Gold by cROAissant (RoamingShadow), Gen, 4.5k
Somewhere along the road, “I might never like you” morphed into “I would die for this child”, and Yuri Plisetsky would be six feet under before Victor fucking Nikiforov would lay his thirsty hands on his precious student.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Void by copperwings, Teen, 14k
When Yuuri is discovered to be Void and his home town turns against him, he escapes into the world of figure skating. On the ice he can play the role of anyone and not be restricted by what he actually is, but off the ice it’s a constant battle of trying to hide his true nature from the world.

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Rec’d by @mmeishi :
Wound Up by Temptalia, Explicit, 24k (WIP)
Victor Nikiforov, face of popular idol group Agape, is at the top of his career, but a low point in his life. His reckless and sometimes self-destructive tendencies cause endless worry for his fellow group members: Yurio, Chris, and Otabek. When the time comes to go in a sexy new direction for the group’s image, Yuuri Katsuki lands an audition and knocks Victor off of his feet. However, Victor has a strange feeling he’s met Yuuri somewhere before.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Ah, deceit. by Nikiforlove, Gen, 11k (WIP)
Viktor is the head of the Russian Mafia, charming, sleek and confident. He’s a very hasty man, and he prefers fieldwork over office work, and Yakov’s pissed. Surprise, surprise! Yakov signed a contract with the JP Mafia without Viktor’s consent, to get him a consigliere who would maybe, make up for what Viktor lacks. Oh boy, Viktor is pissed, he’s fuming. Damn, all he wanted was to go on a date with that bespectacled cutie he met the other day at the cafe.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
A Tale Carved on Ice by Adora, Teen, 2.6k
A bittersweet tale about the magic we lost and the one we found again.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Bottle Me Your Smile by Ncj700, Not Rated, 35k (WIP)
In a tiny village on the edge of the kingdom, Yuuri Katsuki – common as mud Pharmakeia owner – embarks on a goal to achieve a childhood goal. With the help of the world’s greatest magical, and a missing potion ingridient, he will achieve it.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
The Stars Incline Us, They Do Not Bind Us by AuraJenkins, Gen, 4.4k
Yuuri has always known that he was different, he was fairly sure that being born with the ability to see everyone’s red strings of fate, tying soulmates together, wasn’t normal. Stranger than this is the realisation that his string extends past the sky.

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Hamilton: a guide to the principal characters
  • Alexander Hamilton: +10 for style, -11 for having no chill. Probably has severe anxiety disorder (I, too, imagine death so much it feels more like a memory, Alex). Dies from having no chill.
  • Aaron Burr: Is obsessed with being the only character who has some actual chill. Since he goes batshit murdery when he loses his chill, this is understandable.
  • Eliza Schuyler Hamilton: Perfect angel child of Jesus and Beyoncé. It is unclear whether this role can be played by anyone but Philippa Soo. Actress' vocal chords must be Olympian gymnasts.
  • Angelica Schuyler Church: Patriarchy-murdering lady rapper with historically inaccurate crush on Alexander Hamilton. But hey, we all have historically inaccurate crushes on Alexander Hamilton at this point.
  • And Peggy: Everyone's precious baby. Dies offstage. The actress comes back on in the second act as life-ruiner Maria Reynolds and actually I am not ready to talk about this
  • Hercules Mulligan: Possibly a horse abuser? But also a lovable ruffian? Unclear.
  • Marquis de Lafayette: Our Lord and Savior. He was a baby child who made America a thing with his awesome rapping skills, then went back to France and survived the Revolution so he could go on to become the CANONICAL LINK BETWEEN HAMILTON AND LES MIS by walking in Lamarque's funeral procession. Also, great hair.
  • Thomas Jefferson: haha no fuck that guy
  • Thomas Jefferson: great hair, though.
  • James Madison: should have been captain of the cheerleading squad. Never quite got over it.
  • George Washington: is such a good father to Alex, Laurens, and Lafayette that the entire audience forgets he owns slaves.
  • Philip Hamilton: nope nope nope
  • King George III: Beyoncé loves his walk.
Self rec tag

fic authors self rec! when you get this, reply with your favorite five fics that you’ve written, then pass on to at least five other writers.

I was tagged by the wonderful @victuri-oh-nice. I’m tagging @paxohana, @blownwish-blog, @penciltrash, @thoughtsappear and @gwen-chan (sorry if I’m double-tagging someone and don’t feel obliged.)

1. chasing fireflies. Otayuri, 26.7k words (finished), M-rated

Yuri has never been good with social interactions or with people in general. But there is a staring contest with Mila’s former classmate Otabek in a dingy diner at 2 AM, and then all of a sudden this Otabek guy wants to hang out with him… Motorcycle rides, sticky watermelon kisses and summer shenanigans ensue, and they spend the summer building their relationship while Yuri tries to come to terms with the fact that he just doesn’t fit into the norms of society.

Or: the fic in which Yuri is neuroatypical and a demisexual, and Otabek is just generally awesome and endlessly patient.

(This fic is my baby and Yuri is a precious cinnamon roll who is to be protected at all costs.)


2. Void. Victuuri, 14.5k words (finished), T-rated

AU in which tattoo-like images appear on people’s skin to help them choose their path in life. Very rarely, a person turns out to be Void: one without pictures. Voids are regarded with suspicion and fear, because it is thought they have no soul and no future.

When Yuuri is discovered to be Void and his home town turns against him, he escapes into the world of figure skating. On the ice he can play the role of anyone and not be restricted by what he actually is, but off the ice it’s a constant battle of trying to hide his true nature from the world.

(I love this universe and one day I will return to it and bring forth the sequel I have all plotted out…)


3. Mind You. Otayuri & Victuuri, 22k words (finished), T-rated

Yuri Plisetsky works as a sound guy at a music venue called Mind You. He has a reputation of being the resident asshole in their small crew of misfits, and when his manager Victor Nikiforov hires an annoyingly stoic guy named Otabek as a second sound technician and puts Yuri in charge of training him, Yuri does all he can to smoke the guy out of the venue and out of his life. All bets are off, some bets are on and soon Yuri doesn’t know what to think about any of this.

(The fic in which Yuri is extra salty and totally not pining after Otabek, at least if you ask him…)


4. messages in a bottle. Victuuri, 66.4k words (wip), T-rated

AU. Victor worked in a museum as a research assistant while doing his doctorate dissertation in archeology. In a tiny park across the street from the museum there was a fountain that Victor passed every day on his way to work. One morning, Victor noticed a bottle floating in the fountain and fished it up. Inside the bottle there was a message. On a whim, Victor decided to answer the message by leaving his own in the bottle, and thus ended up exchanging letters with a complete stranger who refused to reply any questions about their identity. Eventually, Victor decided it was time to find out who the person behind the messages is…

(I’m kind of torn between loving this fic and hating it, because I knew I should not start posting a wip, because nothing deters me from writing as efficiently as the pressure to finish something. The story is all ready inside my head and I love it, but writing it down is another thing…)


5. three unposted wips that are currently at 17k words, 37k words and 44k words. I learned my lesson from MIAB and I will not start posting wips… it kind of sucks that I need to sit on these long fics but I know myself, and the second I start posting, finishing them will become a burden instead of a fun hobby. (But I might ask for a small test audience at some point to get some feedback, we’ll see. If you wanna volunteer as tribute, shoot me a message!)

Gargoyles and Gravel (TF2 DnD) Rp Server!

So, me and @atmospheric-aviator came up with this idea of having a TF2 Gargoyle and gravel (DnD or Dungeons and Dragons) Role Play server on discord. 

Anyone and everyone is free to join, but there are a few rules that you must understand. 

  • This is a toxic free zone, no hate on anyone or anything.  
  • No NSFW. 
  • Be respectful!
  • Try to keep the cursing OC to a minimal. (as well as IC, but if that’s how your character is then just try your best!. )
  • There will be multiple rooms for different RP’s of GaG and it will consist of 1 Dungeon Master (DM) and 5 players. 
  • The Server is still being worked on, so please be patient and try not to break things while you are in there! 

If you want to join, Message me with your muse’s class (or if their an Oc class, tell me!) and I will give you the link to the discord! 

6/2/17 recs

Thank you for understanding :) hopefully I will get back to regular posting smoothly.

1. monochrome by simplydrasticvoldy || Rated M, 25.9k (WiP)

“Eros and Ice Daddy?”

“Why, what’s wrong with that?”

“Nothing, nothing. It just doesn’t sound like they’re going to kick criminal asses. More like, swing down a stripper pole and spice up the bedroom. Comprende?”

“Well… what’s wrong with that?”


During the day, Katsuki Yuuri is a shy, bumbling, albeit genius grad student who has nothing figured out in his life.
By the night, he is a masked vigilante struggling to find a cool name for his alter-ego.

Meanwhile, Otabek Altin is a young and new cop who wants to dismantle the entire mafia network of the city right on his first case, and believes he’ll succeed.


Until Yuuri discovers he isn’t the only masked man in town fighting crime, and Otabek lands up with a prisoner that just can’t stop calling him “bitch”.


Basically, an AU where Yuuri and Victor fall in love at university while their blissfully unaware alter-egos try to uncover each other’s secret identity. All this while Otabek’s crush swells a bit bigger every time he’s asked to interrogate Yuri Plisetsky. And somehow, their lives intertwine.

  • Comment: An interesting and amusing superhero au with secret identities and all, the plot looks really promising, and the relationship between Victor and Yuuri as well. Yuri and Otabek’s relationship is notable in this and I really quite like how things are going so far. Characterization has me nonplussed sometimes, but overall a pretty decent read.

2.  Void by copperwings || Rated T, 14.5k

AU in which tattoo-like images appear on people’s skin to help them choose their path in life. Very rarely, a person turns out to be Void: one without pictures. Voids are regarded with suspicion and fear, because it is thought they have no soul and no future.

When Yuuri is discovered to be Void and his home town turns against him, he escapes into the world of figure skating. On the ice he can play the role of anyone and not be restricted by what he actually is, but off the ice it’s a constant battle of trying to hide his true nature from the world.

  • Comment: A really interesting oneshot au (despite the summaries, it’s not of the soulmate nature). It’s a nice concept that’s been executed quite well, and the result is a good read that got my attention for awhile. Would suggest giving this a try.

3. To the Moon by JMonCheri || Rated T, 13.1k

Viktor Nikiforov’s last, literal dying wish is to get a gold medal.

Yuri and Otabek figured it would be an easy goal to accomplish, until they figure out that Nikiforov was an Olympic figure skating champion with already a truck ton of other golden medals.

  • Comment: This one gave me a feeling, wow wow wow. A touch angsty, but it adds flavour to the fic. The conceit is really interesting, the execution really well-done, and this is definitely my absolute oneshot recommendation for the night. I love what the author did with it. While I’m not familiar with the source material, I didn’t feel confused at all. 
  • !!! Try it.

4. Celestial Gravitation by Nyerus (dragonmist310) || Rated E, 22.7k (WIP)

The Rossiyan Empire controls most of the galaxy. Most, but not all–not yet. The solution to the Emperor’s ambitions lies in a rumored ancient weapon hidden on a lost world. The small, peaceful planet of Yamato holds the key to unlocking and utilizing said weapon. To secure their interests, the Emperor and his talented son–Prince Victor–venture to the planet to obtain the key: Prince Yuuri of Yamato. Knowing that any resistance could mean endangering his homeworld, Prince Yuuri and his family agree to the Emperor’s terms. But he has foreseen this day coming and he will not go along with their plans as quietly as the Empire may expect him to.

What he hasn’t foreseen, however, is the unlikely bond he develops with Prince Victor–a man he should be destined to hate, but finds he cannot.

If only galactic politics and ancient secrets didn’t get in the way of love.

(A slow-burn, space-adventure AU in which there is advanced technology as well as magic.)

  • Comment: This is a really engaging and promising-looking first chapter. I saw it awhile back but kept losing the link, ugh. The worldbuilding is a little heavy-handed in the beginning, but the author’s done a fair job setting everything up. Everyone’s characters are a little different from how they are in canon because of the AU, but they still feel true to themselves :D
  • If you’re looking for a new WIP to follow, look at this one. (It has space and magic and political shenanigans, I’m hyped)

5. home is wherever i’m with you series by  FunnyLittleOwl || Rated E, 35.7k (WIP)

An homage to Barcelona.

Yuuri and Victor go sightseeing on the eve of the Grand Prix Finals. It’s almost like the city is trying to tell them something.

Or in which there’s ice cream on Yuuri’s face, Phichit talks about boats and Victor should really consider being a professional runner.

  • Comment: a travelling series that takes place in different cities and looks at post-canon vicyuu. I love it a lot. The author’s done well with every city in not making the enviroment description too in-your-face, and it’s just a really heartwarming series. It also explores Yuuri and Victor’s continuing relationship development, as an established couple and later newlyweds, and while it did take an effort for me to get into at first, once I was in it, I was hooked. 
  • ( ´ ♡ ⁾⁾⁾) it is really nice
Anyone know any good RPGS for the 3ds?

I’ve had my 3ds since it came out and only have like….3 games for it (animal crossing, ruin factory 4, legend of zelda) Was wondering if anyone could recommend some good RPGS? 

I’m not a huge fan of the fire-emblem series so thats not an option for me (sorry!) 

for reference I really enjoyed playing games like Golden sun, Sword of Mana, and Final Fantasy IX. 

You would never figure her sadness out.
She would never make you witness her weaknesses.
She will always be that person who helps others feeling better even if she feels the worst.

She’s good at playing the role of anyone but the victim.

anonymous asked:

I honestly was going to ask you if you wanted to roleplay but if you dont anymore thats fine

I dont accept or make role-play with anyone.
Void - copperwings - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Title: Void

Pairing: Victuuri

Rating: Teen

Word count:  14,530 (one-shot)

Warnings: mentions of anxiety, depression and bullying. Angst with happy ending.

Summary: AU in which tattoo-like images appear on people’s skin to help them choose their path in life. Very rarely, a person turns out to be Void: one without pictures. Voids are regarded with suspicion and fear, because it is thought they have no soul and no future.

When Yuuri is discovered to be Void and his home town turns against him, he escapes into the world of figure skating. On the ice he can play the role of anyone and not be restricted by what he actually is, but off the ice it’s a constant battle of trying to hide his true nature from the world.


If I want to take a break from role playing then anyone I am role playing with should understand and be supportive, because I would do the same for you. Role playing IS FOR FUN! And I have no obligation to ANYONE. If I’m starting to feel shitty about my work and I want to take some time to study my muse to make my role plays BETTER then YOU SHOULD BE SUPPORTIVE!!

Jesus fucking Christ.


@francesblogs Hey, thanks for the polite wording!!
Let me try to answer this.. hmm. Okay, to begin! There aren’t specific “white roles”. Anyone can play those roles, especially because in theatre and film white people have a ridiculous amount of roles that are made just for them. Letting actors of color play those roles isn’t taking away anything from white people. There is no such thing as a “white character” because white people have had the enormous privilege of having all white roles for hundreds and hundreds of years. [And to give a quick explanation of the flipside: there are roles specifically for people of color that white actors cannot play. You cannot be racist towards a white person because racism is built upon centuries of oppression. As a continuation of that point, you can’t have a role that’s “specifically white” because that is racist and white people have had that privilege for more time than is expressible. You can take roles away from white people but you cannot take roles away from actors of color because that is racist and poc have far fewer opportunities because of the racism in the theatre industry and Hollywood. End of mini-explanation!]
Also, anyone can be named anything, and that isn’t an excuse for racial assumptions. Jack Kelly can be the name of a black kid! Jack Kelly can be the name of an Asian kid!!! Jack Kelly can be the name of anyone. It isn’t fair to judge Jack’s race based off of his name. Also! At the time, most immigrants were also forced to Americanize their names. So.. Jack Kelly can literally be anyone!!!
Also again, the historical strike was a crap move against the newsies of New York– a band of kids who were majorly immigrants or kids of color– by rich white dudes. There was an enormous racial and ethnic divide in New York City at the time, and a huge portion of newsies (hoping to help earn money for their families) were immigrants or people of color. So historically, it is much more likely that the fictional character of Jack was nonwhite or an immigrant!
Plus, seeing a cishet white dude play the protagonist in a musical about rising up against your oppressors seems really… fake, doesn’t it? Actors of color should absolutely have the opportunity to play this amazing role! Excluding them from being able to play Jack Kelly is racist.
Also, do remember that Joey Barreiro is an actor of color playing Jack Kelly. Please be considerate of him.
Sorry, this got super long! I didn’t mean it! And please ask me any questions if you need. But to sum it up: there is no such thing as “white characters” and Jack Kelly can absolutely be nonwhite.

Avengers Assemble!

Anyone want to start an Avengers RP?

Things I need:

•OC Info

•Character OC is paired with

•Timeline (Avengers, Age of Ultron, Civil War, etc.)

Originally posted by everyartistwas-firstanamateur

Originally posted by the-girl-in-bloom

(a few random sin thoughts)

-You’re going to need to initiate it, he’s a shy Guard Dog and doesn’t want to pressure you

-If you bring it up in a convo though he’ll stutter and blush, dropping whatever he was holding

-Very sub, he loves when you take control

-Pet play, give him a collar and leash and he’ll be your obedient little puppy~

-He loves you ordering him around

-Guard and prisoner role play anyone? he will supply you the cuffs

-Extremely vocal once you get him going, mostly groans and whimpers

-Please give him praises, he loves to know he’s doing a good job to please you

-Very intimate, he loves you and wants to make sure you know it

-If you want him L O U D just tug his hair a little harder, it surprised both of you

-Tease the boy, it’ll drive him crazy in all the right ways

-Orgasm denial until he’s shaking under you? Yes

-pretends to hate it but secretly loves when you tease him through the day, little naughty whispers or notes snuck in with his lunch hinting what’s to come

-Tell him what a good boy he’s been

Who is that halloween ornament?

Howdy do my dudes? Im known around as cooper. I am currently in my 20s and have done fantroll role plays since 2012. Over the years i changed from styles of setting oriented rp to focusing on the mindsets. I find how characters’ motivations and ways of looking at things pretty cool.

Delvin has been my first muse that i used during my debut. I role play with just about anyone, but i have had recent troubles with replies due to life. I give my all when rping so my muse does leave me sometimes.

The quickest ways to get my interest are games, art and dogs! Im on mobile since theres no internet here so replies are either at a snails pace or halted. One my situation changes i can fix all of that! Meanwhile, send messages or asks! Its the best way to get in contact. Thank you guys for reading and stay awesome!

Seiyuu Sensibility - Part 3

It’s been a minute since I’ve done another one of these, but with so many amazing seiyuus to choose from, I want to make sure that I do these right.. So, without further ado - some of my favourite seiyuus (and probably some of yours too)!

1 - Kousuke Toriumi

The first time: If you know me, then you should know exactly where I first heard him - as the voice of Asuza Asahina from Brothers Conflict.

What I like: He has a soothing type of voice that kind of makes you feel almost safe, which usually tranlates to those kind, dependable characters like Asuza (Brothers Conflict), Kosuke Wakamatsu (Kuroko no Basuke). He also uses that voice to either go up a level from there, e.g. Cecil Aijima (Uta no Prince-sama) with his head-in-the-clouds kind of attitude, or down a level, e.g. the more serious, straight shooter Haruhiko Usami (Junjou Romantica). Of course, every “nice guy” can also have a darker side, and we get a good glimpse of that as he plays one of the sadistic vampire brothers, Shuu Sakamaki (Diabolik Lovers). As is always the case, the reason we love these voice actors is because they have voices that we recognise as soon as we hear them, which just makes a show that much better for having them in it. Having Toriumi there is no different.

2 - Kouji Yusa

The first time: This would be in his role as the decadent, off-beat, never-in-the-loop, chinese opium den owner Lau (Kuroshitsuji). Completely lax and completely relaxed, unless he’s hatching a scheme somewhere..

What I like: His voice is one of those that you recognise but it might take you a second to recognise who it is. That’s because he’s got range that allows him to play someone as disaffected as Lau but at the same time play someone as stern and intense as Ryuuya Hyuuga (Uta no Prince-sama). That said, a number of his characters have a little bit of mischief up their sleeves, e.g. Tsukitachi (Karneval) and Farlan Church (Shingeki no Kyojin) which makes me think that perhaps he’s got a bit of that going in real life too.. Lol.. He’s got what can best be described as a pleasant voice to listen too and I have no objections to that kind of soothing sound.

3 - Yoshimasa Hosoya

The first time: This would have to be a toss up between Reiner Braun (Shingeki no Kyojin) versus Yuusuke Asahina (Brothers Conflict). Technically, the first time I heard him would have been as Reiner since this was one of the first animes I watched (yes - I am a bit of a noob to anime by comparison to some of the veterans out there) however, the first time I took notice of that voice was when he played the fiery 11th brother of the Asahina household.

What I like: Hosoya has a voice that you could hear a kilometer away and you would immediately know that it’s him. He joins the ranks of Suwabe Junichi, Hirakawa Daisuke and Ono Daisuke (among others) in having one of the most recognisable voices around. Of course, like the others, this doesn’t mean that he’s limited as a voice actor, however I do see that he usually gets those roles as the brash young man with the voice to match. No one shouts, growls, rumbles and makes a fuss quite like the characters he plays, whether it be Junpei Hyuuga (Kuroko no Basuke) shouting at his team mates and telling Izuku to “die” whenever he makes a pun, or Yuusuke-kun who is always fighting with his younger brother Fuuto. He can also bring out a bit of off-beat mischief-making characters like Loki Laevatein (Kamagami no Asobi), all of which makes for some really entertaining viewing.. Distinct, rough and sometimes positively adorable for it..

4 - Takahiro Sakurai

The first time: To be honest, I guess the first time would be as Hikaru Genji (Genji Monogatari) - the soothing voice of the most beautiful prince who was also the biggest playboy around.. 

What I like: Sakurai is like a vocal chameleon. That is the only way I can describe it. A lot of voice actors are distinct, and don’t get me wrong - he is as well, however he is the only one that I have been completely fooled by on more than one occasion. The best example of that being when he played the role of Misaki Takahiro (Junjou Romantica)! Had I not bothered to look into the show/Sakurai, I don’t think I ever would have figured out that the person voicing that young fresh-out-of-high-school boy would be the same person voicing someone as stoic, almost depressed-sounding Luka Crosszeria (Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru)! In addition to young, fiesty and stoic, Sakurai can also do sadistic and calculating - voicing those characters that you love to hate - the sames ones you hate to love.. Playing the demon Claude Faustus (Kuroshitsuji II) made you want Sebastian to take him out back and teach him a lesson and his work as Shogo Makashima (Psycho-Pass) was near sheer brilliance. That cool, calm, calculated tone that just lets you instinctively know that the person you’re dealing with is dangerous. A true master of his craft and someone whose roles are as diverse as the voices he can play. Now that I know him better, I can pretty easily pick him out when I hear him, but I’ll always be impressed with how easily he can fool me..

5 - Nobuhiko Okamoto

The first time: More boys-love here and this time it would be in his role as the cute, baby-faced 30-year old Kisa Shouta from Sekaiichi Hatsukoi

What I like: There is no getting around it - Okamoto has a voice that could probably put some women to shame. Nothing came as a bigger surprise than hearing him voice Hikaru Asahina (Brothers Conflict) - the cross-dressing novelist brother that loves to stir up trouble.. Okamoto has a gift for playing these slightly effeminate characters that just make you want to love them even more. Case in point has to be Mikoto Mikoshiba a.k.a. Mikorin (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun) - you can’t tell me that you don’t adore him.. It’s impossible! When he gets discovered at the figurine store, or if he’s feeling left out at the fake mixer, or trying to figure out the best position for art poses, Okamoto brings our lovable Mikorin to life like no one else can. That doesn’t mean that he gets typecast all the time in those roles (although I don’t think anyone does it better - except for maybe some competition in the form of Yuichi Nakamura - something that still shocks me) but he can also be the ultimate dude, something we get to see in Beezlebub when he takes on the role of Miki Hisaya. A great voice that spot-on suits the roles he plays..

That wraps up this edition of my favourite seiyuus and the roles they play.. If anyone feels like adding to the list or letting me know of other roles these guys have been in that have impressed you, feel free to let me know.. I’m always interested to see where else they pop up and what else they’ve done… There will definitely be a part 4 so keep your eyes peeled and watch this space!

Open Starter

Samantha was walking around the city, looking for a certain person that she loves named Yuto, taking her mother’s advice. She hasn’t seen him in a while and was wondering if he was doing alright. She was holding onto a single honeysuckle flower behind her back since they were her favorite kind, and was hoping he would love them too. She continues looking around as she calls out his name with a small and soft smile on her face, still having hope.

“Yuto? Where are you?”


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