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do you ever have a moment where you desperately want to read a fic

like you can picture the scenes in your head and the imagery and the pacing and the gut-wrenching dialogue is so vivid, so perfect, like you’ve already read it once before

and then you realize

this fic isn’t written yet

oh shit it’s all on me

I am so desperate for someone to kiss me
That I started going to bars alone
In the hopes that some magical love story will plunge itself into my depths and I will be completed
But I am so deep in desperation that anyone
Even the ones with dirt on their necks and scum on their shoes
Look to be like princes riding in on white horses
I just want to be held
I just want to be touched.
—  c.d. - The Dirt Stayed After the Baptism

MHA episode 2 dub commentary

  • once again, little Izuku is the cutest thing ever and i love him
  • aaaaaaaaaaaaand here comes the record scratch
  • Izuku’s speech here is so nice and then he sounds like a terrified pterodactyl as the smoke clears and All Might deflates
  • also as a texan i feel honored that All Might’s first attack is “Texas Smash”
  • Bakugou this is why you don’t angrily kick random bottles filled with questionable green liquid with floating eyeballs in the middle of dark spooky alleyways
  • because the questionable liquid may in fact be a very dangerous villain who is going to use your body as a puppet in order to cause havoc and chaos and you may end up dying a very painful and shitty death
  • Bakugou don’t litter
  • Bakugou’s friends suggest sneaking into a bar to pick up ladies but i think Bakugou is more concerned about the “being seen in a bar” part and doesn’t really give a shit about the “picking up ladies” part
  • “You deflated!!”
  • i always enjoyed Toshi’s sorta introverted body language here after he transforms into his true form for the first time. he kinda looks cornered (which…. i guess he is)
  • “I assure you that I am All Mi–rrghhhghh….” *fountain of blood pools out of his mouth*
  • i enjoy the lack of bombasic haminess in Toshi’s voice here
  • his voice is kinda just… deadpan. it’s perfect
  • Izuku i don’t think you’re making All Might feel better about himself here by listing all the great things All Might is and how they clearly don’t apply to Toshi
  • part of me wonders if it was hard for Chris Sabat to match mouth flaps for Toshi since his mouth has such a weird shape to it compared to a lot of other characters. tho i’m betting it wasn’t that difficult
  • Toshi you crushed Izuku’s hopes and dreams
  • like damn that was some dame blunt, dramatic voice acting right there. “So no, I honestly don’t think you could become a hero without a quirk.”
  • i mean at least he offers another option, like being a police officer, but damn Toshi
  • ok question. what if that villain (had he not been flung away and stayed in Toshi’s pocket) woke up in the middle of Toshi’s explanation to Izuku about how he’s actually not all powerful and how he was injured 5 years ago and all that jazz. now thaaaaaaaaat would’ve been bad
  • Toshi please think these things through more that villain would’ve been incapacitated not deaf, and would’ve heard everything you told Izuku about your body and true form and all that
  • thankfully he wasn’t there but jfc that would’ve been a situation
  • god i love how dorky Toshi is as he freaks out and tries to find the sludge dude
  • Toshi runs like that one gif of Spider-Man where it looks like he’s not actually moving at all
  • “HOW DARE YOU PRAY ON A CHILD!!!” one of the heroes screams and yes good please acknowledge that Bakugou is, in fact, a child
  • (my child)
  • really enjoying Bakugou’s voice acting during the sludge scene. it’s properly angry and desperate
  • also i never realized that Bakugou’s attempts to escape were what blew the heroes back in that one scene, huh
  • ok is that one guy next to Death Arms a fucking baseball themed hero, because
  • no no Toshi you’re not pathetic you’re not pathetic at all
  • i really like the background music for the scene where Izuku and All Might are berating themselves
  • god this series has good bg music, i really love the music that plays when Izuku rushes in to save Bakugou
  • “Kacchan… I just couldn’t stand there and watch you die.” ok i really, really like this translation of that line
  • fuck i love this background music this whole fucking scene just has fantastic music from beginning to end
  • idk the scene where Mt. Lady is protecting the bystanders from the pressure from All Might’s punch is really sweet to me
  • still kinda getting used to her voice tho
  • the little high-pitched piccolo or whatever sound in All Might’s theme is so dorky and endearing, just like him
  • i wonder how long Bakugou simmered over the situation before he ran over to where Izuku was to throw a tantrum at him, since it’s already sundown here, when earlier it was still pretty bright out
  • laughs at Bakugou silently sulking away after raging in denial for like two minutes at poor Izuku
  • i love my son so much
  • “Guess I should get back to giving up on my dreams….” ouch
  • “BECAUSE I, AM ALL MIGH–ghhhccuurrrhhchh…” *spits blood*
  • god this music. the angel chorus starts and god what good music this series just has fucking A+++ music i’m getting emotional here
  • i fucking love how Toshi’s eyes are just this blue glow against this faded gold background
  • that’s some great sobbing voice acting from Izuku
  • i kinda wish the “You can become a hero.” line had a bit more punch to it, but that’s more the director’s fault, not the actor’s
  • “Midoriya’s gonna be SUPER BUFF by the time i’m through with him!!” idk why but the way this line is said makes me laugh
  • all in all i really like the difference between All Might’s voice and his true form’s voice. you can tell that he’s definitely putting up an act and it’s just a nice detail to see

and that’s episode 2 down, time for episode 3

C: Every single time I see a black girl with only white girls as friends, I can’t help but to feel sorry because that used to be me. I know what it feels like firsthand to be in that position. Every black woman needs a squad of black girls. I don’t care who takes offense to this. There are certain things (aka most things) that only a black woman can relate to. I’m striving to find this type of friendship in 2017.

benefits of having no functioning memory to speak of: being able to laugh at your own jokes again and again and again, each time you re-discover something HILARIOUS you said and you laugh like it’s the first time you’re hearing it


Canon de 27cm Mle 1870

Used in battleships and coast defenses c.1870~1918.
274mm caliber 216kg shells, 434m/s muzzle velocity giving it an estimated 300mm of penetration in wrought iron armor at combat range, breech-loading single shot.

Picture taken c.1885 by Gustave Bourgain onboard a Colbert-class French ironclad, below the center battery.

Note the boarding weapons on racks on the left side of the picture, including cutlasses and Lefaucheux Mle1858 revolvers. The Colbert-class ironclads were also armed with, beside a variety of other naval guns, more than a dozen Hotchkiss 37mm revolving cannons, four 356mm torpedo tubes and a ram.