shiras

nesufuratu  asked:

also maskedheir ofc!!!!

            ꜰʀᴇᴇ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴍᴇɴᴛs // always accepting.

@maskedheir x2

    o shit fam i get to talk about my girlfriend  ??? 

     *TAPS MIC* HELLO  ?? YEs I’D LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT MY BABE IS AN ABSOLUTE ANGEL. while i could gush about her all day long, i’m gonna spare you the disgusting details. 

     like  ?? honestly one of the main people that kept me around in the fandom for so long  ?? back in the day ( lmao last year) when shit just wasn’t cool, when everything was awful and i would honestly rather die than do anything rather than lay on my couch and cry, she would always check up on me  ?? everyday i would seem to get a text or an im just seeing how i was doing and honestly that meant the absolute world to me.

     also–every single muse that shira picks up is an absolute dream. we all know she has an abundance, but can we all agree on the fact that every single one of them is just so heckin’ good  ?? shira puts A LOT of time into her muses and thus her work helps me with developing my own muses and starting to explore new things about them that i hadn’t really thought about  ? plus i just love the way that she writes all of them with such a nice, direct angle that i always seem to keep re-reading responses and old threads because i am just so fucking blessed lemme tell you what man ,,,

      she means the absolute world to me and i talk about her all the time and im lov her sm honestly the light of my life i wouldn’t trade her for cheesecake and that’s a big fucking deal ,,,

welcome!!!!!! this is long overdue. i’ve been promising myself i’d made this forever. so here it is - the ultimate masterpost of wlw (women loving women) books. not all characters are lesbians, some are bi or pan, though all books feature f/f relationships and/or themes. there are 150+ recommendations, so enjoy!

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Studio Pierrot celebrated TWO weddings today.

Remember this team?

Their names are Sen, Shira and Yome. All of them are Studio Pierrot’s original characters and participated in Shippuden’s Chuunin Exams filler.

At first they were Team Gai’s rivals (Gai’s team actually fought a lot of people in that filler lol), but after they were protected by them and Shira fought Rock Lee in a pretty neat 1 vs.1 match… well, you can imagine, things changed.

The team had a good dynamic for a filler one and kinda resembled Gai’s team: Shira being a former bullying victim unable to use neither ninjutsu or genjutsu (*cof*Lee*cof*), Yome being a straight-minded brunette with a cute hairdo who cares about Shira (*cofTenTen*cof*) and Sen being the supper attractive and smart member of the team who patiently deals with the other two.

Pierrot even dared to end their story arc turning Shira into a Youthful follower and separating Sen from the other two (who decided to patrol in a different area).

But why am I talking about this filler team again? Well, someone sent me a capture of today’s ending credits and this showed up.

Congratulations on your wedding, Shira and Yome; even if you are not canon.

BTW: I love the green + red theme. Kinda reminds me of something kukukuku

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George Shiras ~ In the Heart of the Dark Night

National Geographic has described him as “the father of wildlife photography” for his early use of camera traps and flash photography.

In 1935, Shiras published Hunting Wild Life with Camera and Flashlight: a Record of Sixty Five years’ Visits to the Woods and Waters of North America, a two-volume set of over 960 of his wildlife photographs including some of the earliest ‘flash’ photography.

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In this video:

-Introduction to the Lord Souls

-Overview of the First Sin

-Gwyn’s early decrees

-The Ringed City: Ruin Knights, Judicator Argo, Shira, Midir, and the Locusts

In Part 2:

-Gael’s Background

-Aria’s Painting

-World’s End

-The Dark Soul

I played DS3. I speculated on DS3. Then The Ringed City came out. This is a rant taken from a chat with @heliicon and posted with slight modifications for @bellringerkat‘s amusement.

Ok so, first of all, lemme reiterate for anybody who hasn’t been subjected to my rants yet, the Gods and all connected directly to them are fucking liars.

The Royal Everloving Fuck is up with Midir ? Another dragon up and about that works for the Gods ? Get off my dick. What on earth was Gwyn doing during the war, pulling favoritisms left and right for anybody who was gracious enough to give their ass out ? Wouldn’t surprise me anymore considering how many half dragon children are apparently on the Gods’ bloodline. And speaking of which, who the hell is Shira ? “Daughter of the Duke”, what Duke, Seath ? Tseldora from DS2 ? Another totally unrelated dude that just spawned out of nowhere ? Bull shit.

The Church of Filianore makes no sense. She would have had to be there for fucking forever, even before Gwyndolin probably, so that “youngest daughter” thing is literally meaningless. Why is she sleeping ? Why is that a problem ? Nothing changes if you wake her up ! You get transported to a totally different time and place, in which she’s dead like no one ever woke her up in the first place, so what is the difference ?? Plus that is clearly an alternate dimension just like the Untended Graves, and even if it wasn’t- the “real world” is ALREADY in ruin ! “Her slumber is for the sake of others”, her slumber is an ass pull that stinks of callback.

How the hell are the paintings even supposed to be made without the Dark Soul, which, would you look at that, is kept locked away in a place that would be impossible to access unless Filianore was awakened, only that’s a lie too cause Shira does it, and she’s a fucking liar as well because she said she was a “captive” and yet she just waltzes out like it’s nobody’s fucking business and goes to mope in the little chapel next to Gael’s murder ground, AND WHERE WERE YOU FOR THAT ONE BATTLE, BITCH ? Oh, and how did Gael even get there before us if we had to wake Filianore up for him ? He couldn’t do it himself, otherwise why help the Ashen One all the way down ?? And if he could, it just proves my point that her sleep is totally useless.

Also the more I think about the “King’s Decree” and more it stinks. Is Gwyn the King ? Would make sense, and yet. Why not the God’s Decree. Shira calls him God, the pygmy bitch at the start calls him God. Meanwhile an entire gathering of pygmy royalty is having a picnic in the next dimension. Even Shira’s weapon mentions a “mad king” born of the pygmies. Something’s fishy and it’s not Kos this time. THE FUCKING PURIFICATION MONUMENT CAN REINSTATE THE DECREE. WHAT DOES IT DO, WIPE OUT THE MEMORY OF THE ASHEN ONE CLEANING THE FLOOR WITH HALFLIGHT’S SCRAWNY ASS ?

Londor culture thrives on the Ringed City’s simbolism and yet not one pilgrim made it there, they just all decided to digievolve into Screaming Holy Gatlings just before the drop. Good fucking work, everyone, Yuria would be proud. What the hell happened to the Sable Church anyway ? Wasn’t Friede’s presence kind of a big plot point ? Wasn’t there supposed to be a third sister ? We don’t know. The devs don’t know.

And we haven’t even touched the subject of how it all just Looks Like Oolacile, statues of suspicious Gwyndolin-looking figures, birch trees and Humanity Juice Pool included. Or how the Judicators drop holy water grenades blessed by the Queen of Lothric, yet we still have no idea who she’s supposed to be. And don’t give me that “it’s Gwynevere !!” bullshit, because if you were Gwynevere you wouldn’t escape from a self-centered royal bastard connected to Seath who abuses his children just to come back ages later to have kids with a self-centered royal bastard connected to Seath who abuses his children. What about Rosaria, or Gertude ? Lost to time, but hey, sexy outfits.

This DLC is a mess. This lore is a mess. The Deep is coming. Get your tickets and have a good run, I’ll be back in Anor Londo cutting the dick off of every Gwyn’s statue with my teeth.

Ya’ll, I know I reblogged something about this earlier, but I finished Tales From Perach by @shiraglassman​ today and it’s really good. :) It’s a book of Jewish fantasy short stories with wonderful LGBTQ+ rep, including both f/f and m/m romance, as well as trans, ace/aro, and demisexual rep. 

Seriously, check out this book! ^_^

Writing Harry Potter fanfic without reinforcing unconscious antisemitism when you write goblins or Snape

Hi, I have a question about writing fanfic of source material with questionable/ offensive aspects. I’m writing Harry Potter fanfic and am unsure how best to deal with antisemitic undertones in both the goblins and in Snape (esp his physical appearance). I’m not jewish.

I tried researching goblins in general, and the approach I came up with so far is to remove the connection of the harry potter goblins with gold/ gringotts. In my fic they have other jobs, professions and roles besides that, and humans work alongside them in the bank. I got rid of negative descriptions like “swarthy”, untrustworthy etc, and while not really going indepth (they’re not the focus) hinted at them having their own culture not revolving around gold or treasure, but with their own traditional clothing and art.

I wonder if this is a good approach, if there are other things to be aware of or pitfalls to avoid. I’m not trying to portray goblin culture to resemble jewish culture in any way btw, but will rather have human jewish characters. 

The second thing I’m struggling with is Snape. I don’t think Rowling intended either him or the goblins this way, but he comes across as a negative jewish stereotype and I feel unsure of how to change this. Since he is such a central character, I feel less like I can completely disregard canon or make him unrecognizable. I also don’t feel like just changing his physical appearance would help at all? Doing that might only reinforce the idea that there’s something ‘wrong’ with his features. So far the only thing I could come up with is not to portray features like his hooked nose or oily hair in a negative way or as a sign of bad personality traits. I’m honestly at a loss though. – Sorry this got so long!

First of all, for anyone who isn’t aware of what OP is talking about, it’s not that JKR deliberately set out to poke us in the eye with her money-babysitting goblins and hook-nosed Snape. It’s built into English folklore this way, so much so that she most likely didn’t realize why her knee-jerk idea for what those characters should look like was informed by centuries-old garbage. So I’m not blaming her, and this is a warning that you don’t have to be deliberately racist to accidentally perpetuate harmful tropes.

Moving on to the answer: 

>> the approach I came up with so far is to remove the connection of the harry potter goblins with gold/ gringotts. In my fic they have other jobs, professions and roles besides that, and humans work alongside them in the bank

I have a question for you. Why was it easier to create entirely new goblin canon than distance them from Jewishness ? I mean, I don’t know about you, but even if goblins are upstanding citizens who save puppies and help old ladies cross the street on the daily, always do the dishes after every meal, and never misgender their friends, the word ‘goblin’ is not something commonly thought of as beautiful or heroic. It’s a GOBLIN. So if this were me I’d move in a “goblins are not Jews” direction instead of trying to turn them into ugly little heroes. (This is advice specifically for gentiles, by the way. I know several Jewish fans who like to try to reclaim, for example, Tolkien dwarves. It can be very validating–from within. And for people who aren’t me. :P )

Ways to distance goblins from Jewishness and anti-semitic tropes in general:

  • First of all, fix the noses. We as a society decided that having your nose turn down at the end makes someone monstrous and unhuman. Can we not? That’s just silly. So give the goblins either all kinds of noses including snub noses and pointy noses and uninteresting noses, or give them something totally inhuman like a Pinocchio nose.
  • If they follow polytheism in any way that’ll help drive them away from Jewishness. A goblin pantheon, etc.
  • Having human Jews in the story is the best way to make it clear your goblins aren’t Jews, IMO. Especially if they have the same “meh” reaction to them that the gentile human characters do.

I mean, trying to make them independently cool is not a bad goal, I’m just saying that it doesn’t necessarily make them seem less Jewish because let’s face it, tiny and ugly is one of the negative tropes about us even when we’re awesome and I just plain don’t want to feel ugly when I wake up in the morning!

>> will rather have human jewish characters.

GOOD :)

By the way, if this seems like way too much work – if you leave goblins out of your fanfic entirely the fact that JKR uses them won’t make your fanfic antisemitic. Does that make sense? Like, yes, the source material is problematic, but it’s also okay to completely ignore the goblins entirely within the scope of your fic. Unless you really need them there for plot reasons.

>>  Since he is such a central character, I feel less like I can completely disregard canon or make him unrecognizable. I also don’t feel like just changing his physical appearance would help at all? Doing that might only reinforce the idea that there’s something ‘wrong’ with his features. So far the only thing I could come up with is not to portray features like his hooked nose or oily hair in a negative way or as a sign of bad personality traits. I’m honestly at a loss though. 

The Snape answer is easier.

Don’t talk about those particular physical features. Does anyone reading HP fanfic not already know what Severus Snape looks like? There really isn’t a reason to mention his nose in a fanfic.

If you also show him being his usual douchecanoe self to Jewish students in addition to all the gentile MC’s, that would be cool–and another thing you could do is have him deliberately go out of his way to be a douche to a Jewish student in an antisemitic way like, if a muggle from a more observant background is ooked out about having to touch pig parts for a spell he could make fun of her and she could defend herself or one of the others could reassure her she’s okay and he’s just an ass to everyone. I mean that would make it super obvious he’s not us. But you don’t really have to do that.

~Shira

# - C

@09raito, @966-ua, @ackeradical, @ackerbomb, @ackerdude, @ackermeme, @ackernerd, @a-dank-on-titan@alemanriq, @alempe, @all-my-ships-are-snking, @annieleonhardt, @aotaddiction, @aot-dsokp@aplevi, @ari-rivaille-ackerman, @arminkilledabird, @arminthelittledork, @ask-eren-jaeger, @attack-on-onepiece, @aurieackerman, @aveneri, @battlestar-shiganshina, @bertholt, @bertltolt, @beruanism, @bev-nap, @birdwinsmith, @blauerozen, @captain-fucking-levi, @captain-levi-ackerman, @cosmiclittlejoke, @cravatsandtea.

D - F

@danchou-smith@dantelian@darkross@daydream24-7@d-a-z-a-i@definitlynotatitanshifter@detective-joseph-oda@dinklebert@dithe-r@drinkyourfuckingmilk@eicinic, @el-gato-ninja@emametlo@eremikadefensesquad@eren-of-jaegers@erenbaegerr@eren-eren-eren@erenjaegur, @erenjpg@erenlevijeager@erensjaegerbombs@erisiar@eroori@ero-pinku@erwinsbootypatrol@erwin-smith@erxri@etoincognito@fady-jaeger@falcon94ssy@fishnatu@five-foot-a-b1tch@fivenightsatereris@fuku-shuu.

G - J

@galalian@glassesgirl0401@goatrocket@goddamnitdazai@gootbuttheichou@gorgeouslevi@guyinlovewitheremika@hacelee@hagumi11@hajime-isayama-official@happymikasa@harumishi@hei-ch0u@heichou-in-da-house@herzyartsofdoom@hey-cho@hikarimitsuko@hopelessbaka@humorcomchantilly@iamthewallrose@idrawr16yt@iiete@incorrectaotquotes@isabelsmagnolia@its-captain-levi@jaeger-jpg@jaegsae@jeanbokirschtein, @josie-theoneandonly@justsnkedits@j-witless

K - N

@kahleniel@kanakanadraws@katsukiisyuurii@key-to-levis-heart@kingeren@kiokushitaka@kiokushitaka-nsfw@k-nibi@kodanshacomics@komaedamnit@kuchenackerman@leapingtitan@left-ackerman@lenok993@leonhardt-queen, @l-e-v-i-ackerman@levi-ackkerman@leviackrrman@levi-addicted, @levifc@levi-fuckingsexy-ackerman@levi-heichou-teatime@levi-is-my-sexuality@levis-short-ass@leviswifi@levitrash@lllannah@lolakasa@lunarcrystals@luxememoria@lycaen-art@maji-meryo@matcha-castella@miawrly@mikahlaart@mikasas-titties@mikezacharius@mindless-titan@misstrillianastra@momtaku@m-u-m-i@my-armin-your-pants@myoutsumi@mystic-snk@nanzse@natiwati@nekobanca,@nenekantoku@nerdlevi@nuclear-tan@nutella-and-ereri.

O - R

@oeilvert@oekaki-chan@oh-levi@ohnosheshere@omeinfreund@papaeren@peachymess@perksofbeingawaifu@phoenixkeira@pixelbit5801@pretty-eyes-jaeger@projectnelm@prosotankutu@prozdvoices@punk-jaeger@pureren@raefill@ravenliz@redcoaster@rirens, @rogue-titan-shifter@roredwarrior3@ros-arts@roxoah.

S - V

@sassy-pastel-eren, @sciencefictioness@sexyassheichou@sharpshter@shiganshina-trio@shingekinotitanic@shira-aot@shulkie@shynii@small-town-ink@snkception, @snk-is-a-life-ruiner@snkmerchandise@snkpositivity@snkposts@snk-queen@socoid@someboredloser@sookashira@starrypier@story-kat@sunburntkeith@survey-corps-and-titan-stuff@sweet-armin@tamiyne, @tardisesandtitans@teacup-serpent@telari@texts-from-the-survey-corpses@thanks-for-the-scarf@thcrsthry@theererifairy, @thefuckinspacegoat, @the-memoirs-of-a@tiny-heichou@titan-levi@tokiorienmaku@toruq@tr0st@uncklerman@varrix@vbabylon@victornikiiforov@viktornikiforovz@v-nikiiforovs@vrihedd.

W - Z

@waytooemily@wingsoffuckingfreedom (come back T_T)@xerusartblog@yeager-bombastics, @your-bitch-ackerman@yumicurry@yure-ru@yurisyaart@yusenki@zedsdead1001@hrhase@zelkams-art.


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