snarky people are the best kind

Alright, so, I’ll start this off by saying I am honestly not an expert on Kakyoin, contrary to popular belief (I’d actually consider myself more of an expert on Jotaro’s character, if anything), but I’m going to do my best to give my views on Kakyoin’s character, as well as some canon evidence to support it, and hopefully it will help a bit.

If you want a great reference of how to write Kakyoin in fic, go read Sand, sand and more sand on AO3, because it’s honestly one of the best depictions of Kak I’ve ever read, and he’s quite close to canon.

*ahem*

Kakyoin is pretty snarky. He’s subtle about it, but he’s also kind of a shithead. He’s polite most of the time, but it seems to be more of a setting he defaults to when he doesn’t feel entirely comfortable around the people he’s with. We have quite a few quips from him as examples of this, such as him laughing at andd mocking Anne during the dark blue moon arc, and saying she couldn’t possibly be the stand user on board, and in the Geb and N'Doul fight where he orders Polnareff to attack the canteen because he “doesn’t want to”. He also at one point responds to Polnareff saying “this looks bad!” with, “well it most certainly isn’t good.”

He’s blunt, but this also means that he’s honest. He dislikes liars, and prefers that everything is set out before him clearly and plainly as opposed to someone that is clearly dancing around the subject.

He also seems like quite the know-it-all, and likes being right; and he’s probably the type to argue with someone even if he knows he’s wrong. He seems to genuinely enjoy teaching the crusaders about the culture of all the places they visit on their journey, and he has the ability to retain all of that information to recant to them, as well. It seems to be somewhat of an interest of his.

And then there’s this, of course…

The cherry thing is something that kind of bothers me in fandom and fic. Yes; Kakyoin says that cherries are his favourite fruit. Child Kakyoin has cherries on his shirt (keep in mind that the scene with child kakyoin is added in my DavidPro and is not technically canon). BUT, it doesn’t mean that he has to have everything cherry-related. It’s a seriously overused trait in fandom to the point that it just becomes annoying. Kak can have a coffee without it having to be cherry flavoured. Just remember that he canonically enjoys lots of different foods, and that he doesn’t need to exclusively eat cherries and cherry flavoured things. He probably likes to eat foods from all different cultures.

Video games: There is evidence to suggest that Kakyoin spends a LOT of time playing F-Mega, however, this doesn’t mean that his extreme knowledge of the tracks and mechanics applies to every video game in existence. He’s a teenager, with no friends in the 80’s, of course he’s going to spend time playing video games. But back in the 80s, people often only had one or two games, so it’s likely that he has simply replayed F-Mega a LOT, to the point of knowing it by heart. I know the levels of Mario 3 extremely well, simply because I played them over and over again as a kid. If you are fixated on a single game for extended periods of time (especially if it’s the only game you own), you are of course going to know the game well. Knowing a lot about a single game does not mean that he’s obsessed with video games, and does not necessarily mean that he’s a shut-in, and never goes outside.

Also keep in mind that he says that he’s “pretty good at video games”. He doesn’t claim to be great at them, and since we’ve already established that Kakyoin is quite blunt, it would be out of character to assume that he’s being humble here. He literally means that he’s just “pretty good” at them. No more, no less.

His real-world experience is vast, and it’s also mentioned that his parents take him many places on vacation. He’s been to a lot of places, and retains cultural knowledge. It’s not as if he’s read it in books: he’s actually been to these places before, and he mentions it frequently. This suggests that he gets out quite a bit, and also kind of suggests that maybe he isn’t quite the model student type in school.

Kakyoin doesn’t appear to be the honours student & straight A’s type. He doesn’t think twice about skipping out on his new school to travel to Egypt, and as I said before, his knowledge appears to come more from first-hand experience rather than school studies (and I bet he missed more than a few of his classes due to the trips that he and his parents took). He’s a know-it-all, but it doesn’t mean that he does well in school.

On the other hand, Jotaro IS a model student, despite his delinquent status. It’s more likely that Jotaro would be the one helping Kakyoin with his homework.
(He might disrespect his teachers, but he still gets good grades, and let’s not forget that he becomes a marine biologist later in life.)

Kakyoin’s profile also mentions that he “appears very effeminite”. This is another thing that is often misinterpreted. His appearence may be somewhat feminine, and he takes pride in how he looks, but his personality and mannerisms are not inherently feminine.

He hates being forced into submission, and this is the reason why he despises Dio so much. Dio took advantage of his vulnerability and the fact that Kak didn’t have any friends to use him as his pawn. He drew Kak in, made him feel wanted, needed, and then took control of his mind and body.

“He appears to be very effeminate. In reality, he despises submitting to people or sucking up to them.” - Taken directly from his canon personality description.

Another thing that people seem to miss is the fact that he’s extremely sadistic. He says himself that Heirophant “loves nothing more than to rip things to shreds” and that it might “drive him mad with joy”. He likes being in control of the situation, remember. He probably hates losing fights, as well (especially since he could be considered a weakling for losing).

Kakyoin also seems to like Baseball, judging by his profile naming a favourite team, and sumo, as we all know from his exchange with Jotaro.

One of the things that fandom does definitely get right, is Kakyoin being the mother hen of the group. He’s taken on the role of the responsible one, because Joseph is… far from being an adult. He’s strategic and thinks everything out logically, and so is the mature one of the group, especially after Avdol’s “death”. He appears to be content to follow Joseph, but when it’s needed, he steps up and becomes the leader in his place. This is seen when Jotaro, Joseph and Polnareff start physically fighting random men that they suspect are the one in the Wheel of Fortune car, to which he says that, “this is not a good idea,” and that it’s, “getting out of hand”. It’s also seen in the tower of grey fight where he mentions that it’s better that he fights on the plane, because he’s the least destructive of the bunch (even though he’s capable of blasting holes into clock towers, apparently his emerald splash isn’t destructive; okay Kak…).

He’s also fiercely protective of his friends, and extremely loyal as well. Kakyoin isn’t the type to abandon his friends in any circumstance.

He’s a CASANOVA. While Jotaro draws more unwanted attention from girls due to his bad boy façade, Kakyoin is slick and smooth with them, so much so that they notice him more over Jotaro. He’s quick to diffuse the situation when Jotaro pushes the girls aside (again, in the tower of grey arc), and it’s just… yes.

Just look at this. You can bet your ass he’s not the type to blush and stutter as he’s confessing. Straight up grabbing the girl and apologizing for Jotaro. Smooth as butter.


Here are some other scenes that might be able to explain his character a bit better as well:

Mouthing off to Joseph- Jotaro approves.

This line is wonderful. (Again, to Joseph? It’s almost like they have this kind of rivalry going on, haha)

Some really good insight to his character and motivations (And one of my favourite Jotakak moments).

The anime kind of makes this out to be a sort of “Kakyoin mocking Polnareff” scene, but in the manga he seems like he’s just stating what he heard. Pretty matter-of-fact about the whole situation.

Unimpressed.

I believe that this is the first moment that Kakyoin really realizes that he and any of his companions can die at any moment. Avdol has been shot, and he’s in complete shock. This is a normal teenager that’s now painfully aware of the danger he’s putting himself in to help out Jotaro and Joseph. Sure, he realized that he would be involved in fights, and a little blood would be shed for the greater good, but I don’t think he had realized up to this point that he might actually die.

And here’s Kakyoin’s character bio.

It’s also notable that he didn’t tell his parents where he was going prior to leaving. This doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s in bad standing with his parents (especially since his dying thoughts were of them), and could possibly be because he didn’t want to worry them, or something of the sort, but the fact remains that he didn’t tell them beforehand. Take from this what you will.

So yeah, this is what I get from Kakyoin. He’s kind, loyal to a fault, and deeply in love with Jotaro– and he’s a pretty complex character to write. Don’t feel like you need to take all of this into account, because it’s hard to keep his entire character intact with fanfiction. A lot of his personality comes across in facial expressions, so it’s sometimes difficult to translate that into non-visual media. Just refer back to canon if you aren’t sure of something, and you should be fine. Good luck!

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There are so many! My tastes run to sci-fi and true crime (sort of), so that’s what these are.

Sci-fi-ish:

Eos 10: like if Star Trek and Firefly had a child with a good sense of humor

The Black Tapes: if The X-Files was a podcast and instead of aliens it’s demons

Life After: all our fears about sentient AI and what happens to our social media accounts if we die

The Bright Sessions: there are mutants, but not like X-Men. There is an adorable gay couple but I can’t tell you who bc it’s a huge spoiler

Wolf 359: an evil corporation, people trapped on a space station and a snarky communications officer. Also maybe aliens

True Crime (mostly):

In the Dark- about the case that started the sex offender registry

Missing Richard Simmons: not really true crime but an investigation and fascinating

S-town: starts out as true crime and becomes one of the best character studies I’ve ever heard . This one made me cry

Serial season 1: this one kind of started the true crime podcast revolution and it’s still one of the best

You Must Remember This: actually about Hollywood history but so much of that history is bizarre crime stories. They did a 10 part series on Charles Manson’s ties to Hollywood

why i love (all) the signs
  • (pisces sun/scorpio moon/aquarius rising/venus dom pov)
  • aries: as hot headed and impulsive as you guys are, you are really supportive and loyal friends. you will beat up anyone who decides to hurt someone you love or care for. you are super fun to hang out with too! i have never met a boring aries, and i don't think i ever will. aries make awesome friends. if you want someone to beat up that jerk that has been harassing since last week, go to an aries.
  • taurus: honestly just the coolest people ever. not only are you guys super attractive, but your also really and laid back and chill. you're also very dependable and i can't help but look up to you guys for that. not to mention that you're quite smart as well. you might not be the easiest person to deal with when it comes to arguments or making decisions (you can be quite stubborn, which is a good and bad thing!), but you guys are still awesome people and i love you guys.
  • gemini: idk why but there is something so charming and attractive about you guys that i just adore. you're creative and fun people, and your hearts are (most of the time) in the right place. your friendly and accepting and that's probably the reason why every single gemini sun or moon i have met is so popular! not to mention that every single gemini i have met has some kind of talent that they are really good at. whether it's filming or cooking or cheerleading, all of you guys have some kind of talent, and you are always good at it. i almost envy how lovable you twins are. keep it up gemini folks, you're one of my favorite signs.
  • cancer: not as innocent as you think, but they are still very huggable and nice people. cancers are either really shy and quiet or really optimistic and cheerful. some cancers that i have met are even snarky and sarcastic (kind of like a scorpio or aquarius) but are still affectionate and nice to be around. i love cancers because they are the kind of friends that will make you cookies for no real reason, or will give you hugs when you're feeling down (or just because they want to). cancers that i have met also have a very weird sense of humor that you can't help but love. these people are really cool. go hug a cancer.
  • leo: either loads of chill, or no chill. leo people will try their best to make everyone happy, but won't go all the way if they don't want to. they are generous and helpful people. surprisingly, i have not once met a leo that was popular and full of themselves. in fact, most leos i have met are pretty humble (MOST not all). they are also very funny and friendly as well. leos are the kind of people that will greet you with a bear hug every time you see them. in my opinion, leos would make awesome dads. they are really cool friends too. they've always got your back, too.
  • virgo: kind of like cancers, all virgos that i have met have a very weird and goofy sense of humor that you just love for some reason. they are also not as worrisome and uptight as predicted. i love virgos mainly because of their humor and sarcasm. they can be a little prickly at times, but they are one of those friends that will support you no matter what stupid bull crap you decide to do. they will get you out of a mess that you got yourself into, they will lend you a pen if you forgot yours at home or lost yours in science class. virgos might be a little reserved or shy at first but they slowly open up to you and begin to show affection. i personally find this part of them adorable.
  • libra: cheerful, friendly, and goofy. a libra is the kind of friend that will brighten your day when you are in a funk, and will take you out somewhere for whatever reason. they are without a doubt the best people to party with, but you might want to keep an eye one them...they can easily get carried away when drunk! most libras that i have met are also hopeless romantics, and will gush about some old couple they saw holding hands while walking down the street. they also got sass. libras are really fun and energetic people, and make super cool friends.
  • scorpio: my god you guys are awesome. your funny and sarcastic, but also supportive and kind. similar to an aries, scorpios will beat up some kid that has been bullying you or your ex partner that decided to break up with you over the phone. scorpios are really cool (and kind of reckless) friends that are lovable in every way. they can easily become the life of the party, but they can also be quite introverted as well. it just depends on the person really. scorpios are also passionate and loyal lovers, which is rare to find these days. scorpios are really amazing people, and deserve all the love in the world.
  • sagittarius: for a person who lives in a family where half of the people are born under the sign of sagittarius, i have met my fair share of sags. they are friendly and caring like a leo but also a bit reckless and impulsive like an aries. i love sags because of how lovable they are. idk why but there is something so attractive and lovable about sagittarius folks that makes me so happy when i meet one. like libras, sags have lots of sass and are really goofy. they are the kind of friends that will take you out on a car ride when you're feeling down or for no reason at all. sags are really just super fun people that you can't help but love.
  • capricorn: i have met all different kinds of caps. cheerful ones, shy ones, awkward ones, energetic ones. i have only met one introverted capricorn. capricorns are without a doubt the kind of person you want as a friend. they are not only smart cookies, but they will do special things for you like buy you a random present for no real occasion or help you study for that next math test. they do small things for you that i really appreciate...not to mention that is kind of cute. in fact, capricorns have their own little cute quirks and habits. i have met so many different kinds of caps, but the one thing they all have in common is how great friends they can be. if you want a friend for life, go to a capricorn.
  • aquarius: my favorite sign. they are friendly and goofy and just so lovable! they are hilarious and very cool people. they are quirky and fun in so many ways, and i have never met an aquarius that wasn't interesting! aquarius folks have such a fun personality! i can't enough of them. like geminis, almost every aquarius i have met has some special thing or talent about them that they are always good at. they are also good at dealing with people. they can also be a little rebellious, which for a pisces like myself, i find really cool and attractive. aquarius people are simply amazing, and are without a doubt my favorite sign.
  • pisces: and then there are these guys. very nice people, without a doubt. the thing i love most about them is their creativity and humor. i have yet to meet a pisces who didn't have a thing for one of the arts. they are also very nice people as well. some of the nicest people i have met are pisceans! they are also very accepting. it doesn't matter whether your a boy, girl, gay, trans, bi, preppy, emo, hipster...they can become friends with any people with any personality (unless those people are jerks to them). pisceans are also really funny! they are such great people with their hearts always in the right place. i have yet to meet a pisces i didn't like.
The Signs as Mad Men Characters

Aries: Trudy. Fashionable. Assertive. Independent. Fiery. Doesn’t settle for less. Not afraid to smack a cheating husband down.

Taurus: Joan. Passionate. Stubborn. Sensual. Level-headed. Makes a great rib roast. Loyal, but not above judging. Romantic and materialistic.

Gemini: Pete. Social. Energetic. Persuasive. Half-adorable sweetheart, half-sociopath. Mildly predatory. Morally challenged.

Cancer: Peggy. Acts like they’ve got it all together but really an emotional mess. Moody. Sensitive. Compassionate. Sleeps with inappropriate (married) people.

Leo: Don. Egotistical. Selfish. Magnetic. Thinks they’re the best. Creative. Melodramatic. Talented. Literal sex demon.

Virgo: Betty. Perfectionist. Whiny. Self-absorbed. Meticulous. Bakes stellar cookies while plotting to murder their enemies. Gossipy. Judgy.

Libra: Ken. Great with people. Perceptive. Creative genius. Diplomatic and idealistic. Very attractive. Likes the wilderness and fresh maple syrup. Kind.

Scorpio: Bert. Eccentric. Savvy. Loyal. Resourceful. Slightly secretive. Enjoys abstract and/or sex-themed paintings. Drinks hot beverages.

Sagittarius: Roger. Snarky, fun, fond of problematic substances. Doesn’t respect authority. Intelligent but lazy. Not great at fidelity.

Capricorn: Lane. Ambitious. Focused. Workaholic. Secretly wants to be friends with everyone but isn’t quite sure how. Socially awkward. Intelligent. Adorable.

Aquarius: Megan. Flaky. Unconventional. Wants no-strings-attached relationships. Idealistic (unrealistic) dreams. Can be emotionally distant. Open to threesomes.

Pisces: Salvatore. Artistic. Sensitive. Sexy. Fabulous. COME BACK SAL WE MISS YOU.

People Change

Author: winchesterr67

Characters: Eventual Negan x Lucille (OFC)

Warnings: Some curse words here and there. But that’s about it… For now.

Word count: 1,517

A/N: This is my first time writing a full length fic! It’s also my first time writing Negan or anyone from the TWD universe! So it isn’t the best. But it’s something. And I’m kind of proud of it. So yeah. I hope you guys like it. :) 

And a HUGE thank you to @snarky-fangirl for beta-ing this for me! <3 

Originally posted by thepumpkinqueenn


Lucille’s POV

Today started out like any other day. I woke up, entertained the idea of rolling over and going back to sleep. Decided against it. Got out of bed, walked over to the wardrobe at the other side of the room, picked a worn out maroon shirt and jeans. I slid on my boots and headed out to the mess hall.

When I finally reached the front doors of the mess hall, I collected myself, pulled the door open and walked into the room. I was greeted by the usual morning chatter and commotion, forks clanking against plates, people groggily walking in and trying to start their day. I had almost made it to the front of the room when I noticed Sam was right beside me. 

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In My Way - Chapter 6

AO3 link, First Chapter

Genre: Chaptered. Actor!Dan AU, fluff, bit of angst, slow burn, getting together (eventually)

Summary: Fiction. Daniel Howell is 21 and Britain’s newest star. He’s just been cast in the much-anticipated film adaption of Last Man Standing, the popular teen fantasy novel with a huge fanbase hanging off his every tweet. In other words, Dan has made it big.

Phil Lester couldn’t care less. He’s a stressed out PHD student working part time at a bookshop while he struggles to get into post-production. He’s 26 and still lives in a tiny flat on the fifth floor of a building with a lift more broken than it is in use. He loves books, but he thinks big film adaptions screw with the plot too much.

Needless to say, Phil is less than impressed when Last Man Standing is getting filmed in his hometown. And he certainly doesn’t want anything to do with obnoxious, arrogant, so irritatingly perfect leading actor Daniel Howell.

Warnings: Swearing, Ace!Phil, Bi!Dan, slight a- and bi-phobia, discussions of sexuality

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How to become a witch.

Shoot Silver Bullets at the Moon. (Please obey gun laws in your area and just follow general common sense around safety).

Say the Lord’s prayer backwards at a crossroads and call to the Devil.

Pour lots of sweet offerings for the fairies under hedges and thickety bushes. Hope for abduction. And then hope you come back in a decent amount of time so you don’t become terribly old and wrinkly.

Start reading Tarot Cards at 11, encounter the occult section of the Markham Public Library. Never leave. Become a queer, rebellious teenager against your abusive parents. Move into a group home at 17. Get into the University of Toronto as an undergrad student. Do everything else above this paragraph.

Speak to snakes, see if they speak back.

Whisper sweet nothings to your kitty cat and cuddle them real hard, asking “won’t you be my little familiar, whosealittlefluffywuffybaby”. Until they yell back at you in English and start teaching your witchcraft just so you would stop harassing them. (Beware of the claws).

Go out into the wilderness, strip naked, dance around trees and pour milk and blood and tears onto the earth.

A witch once said, you can get initiated into a coven, or you can pour enough blood onto the altar and someone is bound to take notice. Just be sure you know what you can handle and don’t summon anything you can’t send away.

Read Silver Ravenwolf at a young age and then eventually get initiated into a Traditional, Lineaged line of the Craft. Become one of the Wica. Have all kinds of fun, super secret oathbound mysteries. Start a snarky blog on patheos. Drink wine. Write a bunch of cool blog posts that really make people question their modern day perceptions of Wiccans as soft spoken earth loving hippies. @thornthewitch

Be awesome.

Do Witchcraft.

Go on a journey in life with you as your best friend because honey this is it, ain’t no turning back now.

I love you.

Good luck.

Bye.

In no particular order, a short list of five of my favourite Rhett & Link fics.

Best Day Ever by @wneleh| I’ve always been a ‘100K OR BUST’ kinda gal in terms of my fanfiction, but Helen has really taught me that sometimes a simple 1k can pack just as much of a punch (the fic is 4k, but you know what I mean). In my head, this fic is the shortest of biographies, and there’s something truly intimate about the way Helen writes Rhett and Link.

She once said that she felt that despite the fact she wrote gen, her work was probably ‘more intrusive’ than some of the other fics in fandom. I can understand why she said that. This fic felt like she’d cracked both of these boys open and laid them out to me plainly. Obviously I know that’s not the case, but it takes a truly great story, and a truly great author to be able to give you that effect in RPF. 

Sky Full of Stars by @crackers4jenn| This fic writes Rhett and Link coming together without compromising a speck of who they are. They’re the same goofy, snarky best friends and I’m Fully Convinced this particular author commandeered a satellite just to watch Rhett and Link argue, because the dialogue between both of them is so spot on it left me breathless with laughter. 

And to expand on ‘without compromising anything’ – I fully mean that. Rhett and Link come together just as they are. As two best friends who fight and don’t always understand each other. As people who are already happily married, with wives and children who love them (and who they love in return). It’s the happiest, most feel-good kind of story of how Rhett and Link would fall together, and it makes my heart soar that it’s painted with such realistic brushstrokes. 

Operation Clandestin by ponytales (vanderloo) | This fic offers something a little different from the two others that came before it. It’s a well-written story, but the Rhett and Link portrayed in it is very different from the Rhett and Link in @crackers4jenn​ and @wneleh​‘s stories. 

I can say with confidence that it’s a fic I’ll be coming back to when I’m 80, and in a completely different fandom. There are Timeless Classics out there, the kind of fic you read over and over even when you no longer care about the characters you’re reading about, even when you’re 100 fandoms away from the fic you’re reading. This fic? Is one of those. This is the fic that will ensnare your fandom friend who won’t give Rhett and Link the time of day. It’s the fic that you’ll want to read if you one day decide to leave fandom (this fandom, or fandom altogether) behind. This could be the fic that gets deleted off the internet because the author realised they could sell it as a novel. It’s just plain good, in the way books should strive to be.

Overwater by famouswolf | You probably don’t know this about me, but I originally made my name in fandom by reccing fic. I take pride in my fic recs (look at this long unnecessary one). I know this fic has been recced to heck and back, but I can’t in good conscience not rec it. The only word that can adequately describe it is breathtaking.

This is the fic that turns you inside out. The prose is stunning, and it’s compounded even more with the author’s interpretation of Rhett and Link as people. Fist clenching, heavy breathing, lightheadedness… those are all real things I felt reading this. I’m glad it’s a work in progress because I can really only read one chapter at a time. I need a BREAK after the heaviness of each chapter. But it’s a good heavy. Like running a marathon where all the proceeds go to an orphanage. You’re so tired, but you feel damn good.

Whale, Whale, Whale by @rhincoln| It takes someone special to write about teenage boys. It might not feel that way, with the amount of fic about teenage boys out there, but it’s true. There’s fic where you (and the author) forget the characters’ age, because when you love a character that much you don’t want them to have any embarrassing flaws.

Tilda has no such compunctions. She’s gonna fucking write her fave humping a stuffed whale, and she’s gonna make her other fave LOVE IT. She’s gonna write every single embarrassing thought, and have them say every single embarrassing thing that a teenage boy would usually say. 

And it makes for the most fun read you’ll ever have, I promise. You’ll roll around in bed and hide your face in every pillow of your house, but it’s gonna be fun, and you love the characters anyway for all their teenage boy faults. To write characters like that - it’s something Special. Seasoned writers couldn’t create flaws in their characters in the way Tilda manages to do it.

Other favourites include:

Imagine

Just some cute thoughts about dæmons.

Just, think about someone with a fat little dachshund dæmon who nobody can hate because they’re so obviously sweet and innocent. Or a really shy person whose tiny parakeet dæmon always gets super defensive of their human, and will peck anyone who makes them stutter or blush. 

Or some hulking, terrifying security guard who works at a hospital during the night shift, and he has this massive canine dæmon that everyone assumes is a wolf. Until one day this little girl wanders up and asks him very politely what his dæmon is? And he just starts grinning and tells her all about how his dæmon is a husky named Leelee, and how they love people but no one ever seems to want to talk to them. So this little terminally ill girl and him become best buds, and the little girl’s dæmon starts becoming a fluffy husky puppy to play with Leelee. 

Or a couple who are always really snarky at one another and bicker constantly, but their dæmons are all over each other. Like maybe one has a jackrabbit and the other a bobcat, and the two are always snuggling and grooming the other’s fur.

Or knowing what kind of people you’ll likely get along with at just a glance. Maybe you could tell you’d be close with your current best friend by the snake hanging around their shoulders, or the sleek Abyssinian cat winding around their ankles.

Little kids trying on the forms of their parents’ and older siblings’ dæmons. Identical twins having their dæmons become the exact same to try and trick their teachers.

Just. There are so many cool things about a world with dæmons in it.

Signs as people I know (Pisces perspective)
  • Aries: deeply down romantic; don't take shit from anyone; care about everyone; can give you 1052626 compliments per day; can look very serious and scary; enthusiastic; always ready to help those in need; very protective sweethearts; can be whiny but hate when other people are; argumentative af; very honest
  • Taurus: stubborn babes; they take care of new people; can be very social; impudents; argumentative af; when they know they are right they will fight till the end (the case is they always think they're right); can become easily very obssesed over sth; hard-working; consistent; mama squad; very chill
  • Gemini: clever af; words game is very strong in this one; that kid in the class who makes jokes and everyone laughs (i mean EVERYONE even Capricorn); they could even make a funeral funny; very nice and open; great friends; more caring than you can imagine; good buddy to party; they will always listen to you; always ready to cheer you up; spontaneous
  • Cancer: basically satan relatives; still cute tho; always get shit done; helpful; creative; when they are angry run fast or they will make you feel like shit in 3,2,1...; protective and caring of those who they call family; adorable laughs; you can see all of their emotions in their eyes; there is something really special about the way they look at you when they like you (and dissapointing if they don't); very intuitive
  • Leo: creative babes; drama queen babes; hates to be ignored (who likes tho??); very fragile ego; likes to shine in front of people; this friend who always has something to say; can be an animal party but actually prefers to cuddle on the couch; dad jokes 24/h; the winner in the "loudest scream" contest; very protective; hollywood romance material
  • Virgo: smartypants; great analysts; knows how to pass tests; worries too much!; you will always make it through babes trust me (chill a little bit); good advisers; can work alone but hate loneliness; beautiful hearts; just want to do things perfectly; judgy af; sherlock holmes descendants
  • Libra: the one who talks to the new kid in the class; great listeners; charming aura; always finds a way to make people happy; even when this can break their own heart; so cute without trying; really smart; their smile is their best weapon (and they know how to use it); they can be very nerdy; hide their negative feelings and tend to be passive-agressive; but when they had enough they will disappear from your life and you won't get them back
  • Scorpio: actually really kind; the owners of the cutest smiles ever; very passionate about their hobbies and will talk about them also very passionately so be nice and don't make fun of them; fragile egos; just wants to be loved; nerds; are not afraid to talk about hard topics; the aura of inaccessibility and mystery; very loyal; it's really hard to make them cry (especially in public); tend to "test" people before trusting them (so much trust issues)
  • Sagittarius: always talk to you first; sometimes can be a really insensitive jerk; loves to make fun of you; optimistic till the end; confident; easily make friends with other people; also forgives too easily; is that one friend who you lost from your sight at the party basically 5 minutes after entering; can talk about every crazy stuff; can do every crazy stuff; will call you out on your bullshit (even in front of everyone)
  • Capricorn: the best example of "don't judge book by its cover"; sarcasm is their second name; goofy character hidden in serious face expression; the biggest procrastinator on the world; their determination is the best thing ever; obsessed with their fav tv shows more than they are ready to admit; mature; wants to be recognized by society for their hard work; like having power; loves to chill (but can't chill); best huggers
  • Aquarius: curious; enjoy talking with people (and vice versa); fair; love debates; asks about everything; calm; ambitious; helpful; probably the cool kid in highschool(and anywhere else too); kind (even when they have bad day); you just really want to see them smiling cause their smiles are so refreshing!
  • Pisces: naturally funny; crazy; always does stupid shit but somehow survive???; sensitive and cries on movies; good friend; witty (for real they are the smart ones!); snarky; can be a satan but choose not to be; sneaky (seriously they get what they want so easily); helpful ; kind
Romance in Star vs the Forces of Evil

Welp, here’s me opening up a can of worms…

Given the nature of Star vs the Forces of Evil, romance definately seems to be something heavily foreshadowed in the show, perhaps even more so than some other cartoons. Gravity Falls, for example, certainly has it as an aspect of the show, but most of shipping pretty much amounts to a few teases here and there. But Svtfoe starts the shipping from day one when Star and Marco first meet. Heck, the show in general seems to spoof the Magical Girlfriend genre of anime pretty heavily, so of course this is a conversation worth talking about.

This’ll pretty much be me examining what we’ve seen in the series so far and predicting which ships are likely to become canon and which ones aren’t. That being said, before anybody starts throwing knives at me, even if I have my own preferences, that doesn’t mean I’m automatically right. Fans of the show can ship who they want with whoever else they want. Even if I don’t agree with it, its not the end of the world.

Jackie and Marco

This…. isn’t a relationship I particularly care for. Jackie kind of serves the same role Trixie Tang does in Fairly Odd Parents; a faux love interest for the main character to fall for. Everything we know about Jackie comes from Marco’s point of view. We know she likes skateboarding. We know she’s “cool”, whatever that means. We know that she and Marco have been acquaintances for a really long time, but Marco never actually spoke more than a few words to her at a time. 

At the current moment, I don’t think she has enough of a character to be a legitimate ship. That being said, there has been another character in a popular show who kind of started in a similar position to Jackie.

Originally posted by universe-and-universe-universal

Wendy Curdoroy from Gravity Falls was kind of underdeveloped in the first season. A lot of people actually didn’t think to much of her when the show first started; I know I didn’t. Season two comes around and suddenly she’s awesome. She’s a big sister to most of the cast. She’s lazy, snarky, and butch. The best scenes we’ve seen with her as a character only occurred when the Wendip ship was officially sunk. Hopefully, we might be able to see something similar with Jackie.

It is kind of interesting that Star ships these two in universe.

Star and Oskar

I actually like Oskar a bit more than Jackie, despite the fact that he is to Star what Jackie is to Marco. Mostly, I like his character design, and I think he’s funny. (On a tangental note, he’d probably play the role of “loser best friend” to Marco a lot better than Marco’s actual loser best friends, but thats just a thing I would change if I were in charge of the series. I am not in charge of this series. I’m a loser in college.) 

Perhaps the biggest difference between Oskar and Jackie, though, is that Oskar doesn’t seem to have nearly as much room for character development. He’s a joke character. 

Star and Jackie, Star and Janna, Janna and Jackie

( @svtfoeheadcanons)

We could only hope for a genuine lesbian relationship in this cartoon, but at the moment it seems unlikely. With that said, I have an easier time believing a characters like Star and Janna to be bisexual much more than a character like, say, Mabel Pines, but that’s pretty much restricted to fanon. Wishful thinking mostly, though a fandom can dream.

Tom and Marco

This… is pretty dang unlikely, if only because the two pretty much hate each other at this point. I suppose there is some resemblance between this ship and Dippifica, but Pacifica had a few redeeming qualities. Tom doesn’t.

Tom and Star

Slightly more likely than the above, but I still wouldn’t put my bets on it. If it were to happen, in theory, then Tom would have to make a complete and unambiguous turn to the side of good, but given his controlling personality, I don’t think that’s gonna happen. And if Star and Tom were to go out in their current state of character development, well, the lesson isn’t exactly too savory.

Star and Marco

Originally posted by discordlikesturkey

This is the ship that has the most foreshadowing, with pretty much every single episode hinting towards it in one way of another. The episodes with the most evidence for a relationship between these two include The Other Exchange Student, Cheer Up Star, Storm the Castle, and of course, Blood Moon Ball.

The Other Exchange Student clearly shows Star jealous of another person taking up the Diaz’s attention, while Cheer Up Star features several flashbacks of Star and Marco being cute together, trying to cheer the other one up. Blood Moon Ball, of course, features Marco becoming incredibly protective over Star, and maybe just a bit jealous of Tom.

With that said, though, their relationship isn’t perfect. In Blood Moon ball, despite the two having the light of the blood moon shine upon them, binding their destinies together, the fact of the matter is that Star didn’t want Marco to tag along from them, going so far as to have her scold him at the end of the episode. That particular element could suggest that Star just doesn’t see Marco as anything more than a best friend. 

Storm the castle also features the two getting in a fight. Despite the fact that this show tends to be pretty gender neutral when it comes to the action scenes, Marco is still only human while Star is an alien princess with years of experience. There will be times when Marco is just too limited to go on adventures with the athletic Star Butterfly. 

And yet that episode also features some of the strongest Starco imagery presented by the entire series, including the hugging gif shown above. 

The relationship between Star and Marco is a very likely one indeed. Marco keeps Star in check, while Star takes Marco out of his shell. The issues that do occur between them, though, can either be interpreted as proof these two don’t belong together, or else obstacles the two must overcome to make their relationship stronger.

Now I could stop here and say that Marco and Star are going to be THE canon couple of the series, but I do see one more ship that might be just as likely:

Marco and Janna

( @gearholder  (blog I found this pic initially) ( @spatziline (Original Artist))

Here’s an underrated ship that nobody seems to talk about.

Of all of the human students featured in the show other than Marco, Janna might be the character with the most defined personality. She’s witchy and interested in the occult, and she’s also something of a tease to Marco, in more ways than one.

Her first appearance was in Monster Arm, where she and Jackie are clearly shown admiring Marco’s new found appendage. Janna even out right says she wants the monster arm to be her boyfriend

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(Yes, I am aware of the implications of this scene. So were the people behind the show.)

Janna makes a more prominent appearance in Mewberty, where she gets a hold of Star’s spellbook. Marco, of couse, needs the book pretty urgently. When he approaches Janna over the situation, the events that unfold are pretty dang flirty. Janna asks Marco if they can make some magic with it, and a few lines later says that he’ll need her soon enough. Granted, it’s because she took his house keys, but whatever.

The reason I believe this ship has some chance of becoming canon is because of what this means for the story and how it relates to the genre Svtfoe is directly spoofing.

If Svtfoe was a typical Magical Girlfriend story, then the introverted dorky main character would be Marco, the perfect girlfriend of fantastic origin would be Star, and Jackie and Janna would both be characters who Marco would of have had trouble with in the past.

Magical Girlfriend stories typically get criticized for a variety of reasons: It supports the typical Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope, it objectifies pretty much every female character involved, and it suggests that the best romances are the ones that suddenly come out of nowhere, and that romances between friends are doomed to end in heartbreak.

Svtfoe, though, isn’t a typical Magical Girlfriend show. Star herself is the point of view main character, and is far from a perfect person. She isn’t meant to be the perfect male fantasy. She’s meant to be her own character. Theres a reason why this show features her name in the main title.

Meanwhile Marco himself is also a main character. In a show like Svtfoe, where the tropes of these stories are thrown on its head, it makes plenty of sense for Marco to NOT enter the relationship with the “Magical Girlfriend” character, and to instead pursue the childhood friend character that is so often ignored in these kinds of stories. Janna and Marco have the same childhood friend angle he and Jackie have, while at the same time carrying a similar character dynamic as Star and Marco, where Marco keeps Jackie out of trouble, and Jackie takes Marco out of his shell.

Honestly though, with this kind of show, it could go either way. If the show ends with Star and Marco, well, that’s a sweet relationship between two character’s we’ve been following since the beginning. If its Marco and Janna, then its a subversive relationship going against the typical tropes of this genre. I’d honestly be happy with either happening.

And I suppose this is the part where I hand the question of to you. Which ship do you guys support? Did I miss anything. Did I get anything wrong? It’ll be a nice conversation. Now if only Tumblr let me allow responces.

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::The ideas are coming back to me, ready yourselves!::

                                                                                                     -Nobody


EDITED BY YOUR TRULY: 2/25/2016 3:11 PM

         All I edited was some spelling and grammar mistakes. Added or changed a few parts here of there.


         You absolutely loved your job, and you were the sunshine of the press. Not a soul has ever seen you frown, and believe it when I say they’ve tried. Some people even make bets that they could finally make you crack, it never worked. You smile in you sleep and wake up happy; Only once in your life had your smile faltered without your consent, and that wasn’t going to happen again. You weren’t going to lose control, that past you, that thing, it was dead. You didn’t want people to look at you like that, no, not again. Your smile made everything better, made everyone smile. It was perfectly practiced, the most effective smile; You’d show your teeth but not look like the Cheshire Cat, Laugh but not for too long and bring your hand up to cover it just right. Make them believe you were the cute little school girl, innocent and pure, but your soul was stained you couldn’t help it.


         Practically skipping all the way to your boss’s office, you’d greeted everyone, even the ones that looked at you with disgust. ‘Jealous are we?’ You giggled to yourself before opening the door. “Heya boss,” You bring your arm up in a clumsy mock salute, “What’s on the agenda today?” Just as always, you made the old man laugh in seconds. “Good morning, (Y/N). I actually have a very important task for you, Involves some packing.” Moving, you wonder where you’re going this time. Last time you were sent somewhere for a job, It was a torn up shack in the middle of bat shit crazy nowhere. It was boring, but one of your many best articles after you left. Everything you wrote was a murder case, not at first of course, but you could always make the day better. They were always crazy in the first place, the head cases were always left alive to take the fall without knowing it. It was always too easy, you got the town full of fools and were sure the next would be no different. 

           Your boss hands you a file, full of faces and a passport. You looked into where you were going and smiled, “London, an article on a sting of murders, Jack the Ripper style?” You looked at it with fascination, you’d looked into murders of that area before, mainly cases saved within a blog by a John Watson. Your boss wheezed out a laugh and clapped a hand onto your back. You did your best not to cringe at the close contact, human interaction was always hard. “Yeah, We finally got you a free pass to your favorite historical place. I knew you’d love it, (Y/N).” You gave him your best, daughter like smile with a grateful soft voice, “Thanks Harvey, I totally owe you for this one.” He brought you into that usual disgusting hug. “It’s no problem at all, (Y/N). Just get us another one of your masterpieces.” 

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YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT EVEN THOUGH THE PROBABILITY OF IT HAPPENING IS V LOW????

I WANT CECIL AND KEVIN TO BECOME BEST FRIENDS

MAKING SNARKY COMMENTS ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE’S FASHION

HAVING THE KIND OF RELATIONSHIP THAT KEVIN AND LAUREN HAD ON AIR EXCEPT MORE GENUINE

GOSSIPING!!!!

“OH DID YOU HEAR WHAT THOSE TWO MASKED ARMY PEOPLE DID?”“OMG YES”

CALLING EACH OTHER “CEEC” AND “KEV”

KEVIN AND CECIL BEING BEST BROS IN THE DESERT

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My Positive Ponies!

 These are some early ‘posters’ I penned, when I first started drawing ponies seriously. The most recent was Sunset Shimmer, and the first was Twilight with no wings.

 These PPs (lol) all have a dear place in my heart, since I thought of the slogans in relation to my past experiences and thoughts. I’d love to make some more!

~EC

halcyoncycleworks  asked:

Wil, what is the best way to not "suck at life". Serious question I am not being snarky. Thanks

The easiest and most challenging thing is to treat people the way you want to be treated.

Be kind and gentle with yourself, and you can be kind and gentle with others. Always do your best, and understand that whatever is your best will vary from day to day, and maybe even from hour to hour.

I hope this is helpful. I’ve tried to keep it simple, because I’ve discovered that when we focus on those things, a lot of the other stuff seems to take care of itself.

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did i make it clear, that I love you, from the other side of the screen?

Look at this dumb thing. It’s so sappy. Too sappy for a moose.

YOUTUBE UPDATE THE THUMBNAIL OH MY GOD THIS IS WHY NO ONE LIKES YOU

Here it is!!! Man, what a fun time. And by fun I mean aggravating and exhausting. Y’know. Fun works too.

So i know this is SUPER early, but at the time of Ian’s actual birthday, I’ll be at VidCon! (I know, it’s not really my cup of tea in terms of conventions, but I get to see all of my friends [J e n n i f e r <33] and plus I enjoy watching screaming 13 year olds.)

Thank you to everyone for getting their parts to me with such short notice! //  heart emojis everywhere // You are all my favorite people.

And Ian, holy shit. I guess I was nervous when I recorded my part, but I think you know by now how much you mean to me, and how much everyone else means to me thanks to you. If it wasn’t for you, shit dude. Idk where i’d even be anymore. I met my best friend on the whole earth thanks to you. I met the guy that I’m pretty sure I’m in love with through you.(im so gay) You are such an inspiration to me, hearing you give me little snarky comments in livestreams makes my entire day. Seeing all these people together and everyone is just so kind and loving, man, it’s almost unreal.

Keep on keeping on, Moosey.

Doctors and Nurses

Steve rolled over, and into Bucky.

“Umpf, wha- Bucky?” His nose had met Bucky’s shoulder, thankfully not the metal one, and the dark-haired man looked back at him.

“Are you awake now?” Bucky implored, and poked a finger into Steve’s chest to emphasise the question. How long have you been waiting? The thought flashed across Steve’s mind briefly as his body tried to wake him up properly. He squinted up at Bucky, whose head was gently haloed by the weak early morning light that peaked through Steve’s blinds, and was staring back at him intently.

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How does a person thank...

So many wonderful, kind, loving, funny, snarky, terrific people in their lives?  I don’t know…but I do know I have to try and tell you all that I adore you, you make me laugh when laughing is hard, smile at the strangest things, nod my head in agreement and shake my fist in shared anger at things we just can’t believe.

So many amazing birthday wishes!!!! I love you guys so much (I’m hugging the huggers amongst us and high-fiving the non-huggers.  You know who you are, LOL)  Others who celebrated the day with me…

Some party-goers donned their best coats for the occasion.  Others wore only wool…

Some rude guests simply were here for the food, burying their faces in the treats! (That’s Francie’s head, by the way, buried in the hay.  You can hardly make her out, LOL!)

Grumpy barn cat turned house cat Christy was the life of the party.  Well, actually she was not impressed but I’m pretending she enjoyed herself.  Or just fell asleep early.

Anyway, you guys…you made this wool mittens day one to remember.  Love to you all (and sneaky @supertam87 and @outlandishchridhe - you guys - x o