so is the gg one but i kinda like that one

transcription of all of arin’s stories in the battle kid finale

2:11 - “rasputin.. is.. ready.. i don’t know what i’m doing, i have a hard time keeping my cool in situations of stress”

3:50: “this battle is for real. i have a good feeling about this one, i’m bringing it downtown, y’know? right? i’m- i’m playing music on the street, i’m getting a noise complaint but y’know what? i don’t even care! because this is my art, and no- FUCK

4:16: “one day i was walking down the street and i met a guy named carl. carl was nice because he gave me some ice cream, and- AUGH DAMMIT

4:37: “mark mistakenly ordered me nine pizzas. i wasn’t sure if i should keep them or not because i really enjoy pizza, but when i opened them up, it was pineapple and ham. and i don’t like ham, and i’m allergic to FUCK

5:08: “rocket the hedgehog was a lonely young hedgehog in the sonic the hed- DAMMIT

5:25: “i knew a guy named jesus. i asked him, ‘hey, isn’t your name pronounced jésus?’ and he said, ‘no, my mom is very religious.’ and i said, ‘wouldn’t that have prevented you from having the name jesus?’ and he said FUCK

5:56: “radical republicans really wreck my… rectal reAAAGH

6:14: “purple plants make me feel uncomfortable when i walk towards them. they say ‘hey arin, how’s it goin?’’ and i say, ‘it’s goin’ okay,’ but it’s not really going okay, i just didn’t wanna share my emotions with the purple plant! cuz fuck, i don’t know him! he’s not dAMMIT

6:52: “jerry wrestled bears for a living, but he wasn’t happy with it, so instead he changed his profession to golfing. he wasn’t happy with that either. he just realized he was an unhappy dude in general. so he saw a psychiatrist and the psychiatrist- fUCKING GOD DAMMIT

7:21: “jennifer dumped me”

7:38: “recklessly, i touched a car that didn’t belong to me. it was a very nice car, a 1978 bugatti. that’s not even a real car model! i made it up! and i dAAAGH! DAMN

8:06: “register now at your local supermarket for the rewards card. it will save you 10% on FUCKING GODDAMN BULLSHIT FUCK

8:27: “my mom’s a nice lady, but sometimes, y’know, UUUUGHH

8:42: “i was caught murdering some man named steve. i talked to the police and i refuted i had anything to do with the murder. the police said, ‘wait. wait. then why are you stANDING ABOVE THE DEAD BODY GOD-

9:09: “my dad really likes that i’m doing music right now. but he’s kinda disappointed that i’m not good, at it, because, he spent his whole life writing music, and i’ve only spent a couple FUC- GOD- I- I. AM. NOT OKAY.

10:08: “as a child i always wanted to be on who’s got-”

10:25: “legends of the hidden temple was one of my favorite shows of all time. i always wanted to be on it. kind of a considerissive- continuation of the last story, however, i have to say, i am very close, TO BEATING THE GODDAMN PLANT MONSTER! but he’s not dying! and we’re not stopping! this is happening! i’m so,, close! i’m like a god damn jiggalo, ready to burst, and she’s saying, ‘no, three more minutes, at least.”

11:26: “why is there a plant here? what is he doing? what’s his purpose? why did he have to open up when i showed up here? he coulda just been hangin’ out and then i coulda just shot ‘im in the fuckin’ butt! it woulda been fine! nip it in the bud, they say! that’s the term! i’m getting close! why do i have to point that out?! it always makes me worse! aah! haah! FUUUCK! i was so, goddamn close!

12:03: “ 🎶 gerrymandering politicians always get their way unless you veto their vote in a voting booth! 🎶 you have the power! as a citizen of the united states! register to vote! at your local dmv! so that you can control the fate of your country, at least somewhat, i mean there’s the electoral college and everything, but i don’t know! i don’t know much about how politics work! GOD FUCKING DAMMIT I’M DONE! I’M FUCKING DONE! THIS IS BULL SHIT! RED PLANT, PURPLE PLANT, BLUE PLANT, THIS IS SOME… [ross comes in]”

anonymous asked:

Oh snappp your neighbor AU is lit. No rush at all but if you could also write one for Shownu it would be awesome.

find wonho (here) , jooheon (here), & kihyun (here)

  • king of owning three sets of the same colored bed sheets and kihyun once asked if shownu every washed them because??? they’re always the same??? and shownu was like “don’t you just buy the same thing in bulk when you go to ikea?” and kihyun was like no,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,oh my god is that what you do
  • and shownu just shrugged because whatever he likes his grey bed sheets
  • doesn’t do decorations but let his mom hang up some photos of his family and stuff when she came over
  • you’d think he’d just ignore them, but he cleans the dust off the frames and adjusts them because,,,,,, shownu cherishes anything his mother does for him. he’s an amazing son and literally everyone in the neighborhood always tells his mom when she comes over that he’s so filial and they wished they had a son so polite and well mannered
  • because lbr shownu is the person who holds the door open for anyone he sees,,,,,,,,even if they’re still half way across the street
  • the only thing that ever makes him flustered is that one time a mom asked him to watch her son while she ran to re-park her car
  • and shownu was like ,,,,,,,,,,,,hi and the kid just started crying and shownu was like nO PLEASE,,,,IM SORRY FOR WHATEVER I DID TO DISPLEASE YOU
  • thankfully minhyuk was coming over and saw the whole mess and came to the rescue and shownu was just like “minhyuk,,,,,kids are terrifying,,,,,”
  • minhyuk looking at shownu whose literally swole and tall: what
  • you’ve lived next door to shownu for quite some time,,,,,but you two don’t really talk much because like well,,,,he’s not a small chit chat kinda person
  • and you’ve always thought he was handsome but like so what you know ??? your idols on tv are handsome too
  • but one evening,,,,you’re getting home super late and you try to grab for your keys in your bag,,,,,,but they’re gone????? and you sigh and take out your phone to text your friend who has a spare
  • but then you see a text from your boss telling you that you won’t be getting the promotion he promised you
  • and your friend with the spare just updated instagram with a photo at a club so you know they’re not gonna be able to help
  • and so you just slide down against the wall near your door and hold your bag to your chest
  • and life sucks,,,,,,,,in this moment,,,,so much so that you can’t control tears coming out and you wanna brush them away but like no one’s there to see??? so whatever
  • until ,,,,, there is someone,,,,, someone who’s too freaKING quiet so you only notice them when they step right in front of you and ask “is everything ok?”
  • and you look up to see shownu and you’re like oh gREAT the handsome, nice neighbor has to see you balling your eyes out on your doormat good job gg what a terrIFIC night this is
  • and you’re like “y,,yeah i got locked out it’s nothing,,,”
  • and shownu suddenly puts his hand out to help you up and you take it hesitantly and he’s like “staying out here would be dangerous. do you want to spend the night at my place? feel free to say n-”
  • but you’re shaking your head and you’re like “that would be very nice of you,,,,,,my spare is,,,,,in the hands of someone who is busy,,,,”
  • and shownu lets go of your hand and you notice how warm it was when he’d held it
  • and you follow him to his apartment where he lets you in
  • and you can’t help but look at the photos as you take off your shoes and you’re like “is this your family?” and he nods and you’re like “your mother is so pretty!!”
  • and shownu kind of is taken back, but just nods again and you’re like oops am i making this awkward
  • and he switches the lights on in his bedroom and he’s like “i know we’re strangers, but it would be impolite of me to let you sleep on the couch. my bedroom is clean, i promise.”
  • and you’re like dhkcblvj he’s worried about me thinking he’s gross,,,,,but he’s doing something really nice??????? he’s,,,,,,cute
  • and you’re like “i can take the cou-” but shownu puts a hand up and is like “please, that would be rude of me.”
  • and you’re like ok he’s such a gentleman????? what the heck
  • and you’re like “ok, well thank you!! ill wash my face then?” and he’s like pointing out the bathroom
  • and when you’re done you walk out to tell shownu thank you again
  • but you see him sitting on the couch, suddenly he’s got glasses on and he’s reading something with the cutest look of concentration on his face and you can’t help but stare at him a bit longer
  • when he suddenly looks up you’re like oH I Totally,,,,just came into this room anYWAY,,, thank you again!!!
  • and you like do an lil bow and shownu is like “it’s nothing!” and you’re like akhfgfs ok,,,ill go to bed now
  • but ofc u can’t sleep because,,,,,,wow this is shownu’s room,,,,,,,,the sheets smell like him,,,,,,,slight cologne but also fresh breeze,,,,,
  • and in the morning your friends texts you that she’ll be over in an hour
  • and you go to tell shownu whose up,,,,,,,,,,shirtless,,,,,making eggs,,,,,,,,and you almost trip and fall over
  • but when he turns for the first time you see him get embarrassed and he’s like “ah - oh one moment,,,” and rushes back to the living room to pull on his shirt again and you’re like trying to look down
  • and you’re both red,,,,,,and shownu is like “,,,, i,,,im sorry that was-” and you’re like “nO,,, no,,,,, it’s nice,,,i mean what no i mean it’s your home feel free um oh,,,,”
  • and shownu is like “would you like something to eat?”
  • and it’s cute you two eat together and shownu is a silent eater but it’s somehow really adorable and you can’t help but think he’d be a really ,,,, good bf
  • and shownu is like “you can stay here till your friend comes.” and you’re like ok!!! thank you 
  • and he’s totally turning on the sport channel but it’s whatever you’re happy to be in his company,,,,because shownu makes you feel safe????
  • and when ur friend tells you to meet her by ur door shownu walks you out and he’s like “maybe, if you think this is a good idea you could give me a spare, in case this happens again.” and you’re like good thinking i should do that!!!! 
  • but before you can thank him again your friend is like “oH I DIDNT KNOW YOU WERE SPENDING THE NIGHT WITH SUCH A HANDSOME MAN I GUESS YOU DONT NEED THE SPARE-”
  • and you’re like PLEASe,,, SHTU TUP ,,,,
  • and shownu is blinking like hmmm what does that mean-
  • and your friend winks at you two and waltzes up to shownu like “so,,, what’s your name? how long have you been dating my friend here?” and you’re like givE ME my KEYS 
  • while shownu is like ???? but also he’s like “oh they’re single?” and your friend is like YES THEYRE sinGLE
  • and you’re like dO NT FLirt on my behalf wait shownu why do you want to know if im single,,,,,,,,,????
  • shownu probably just wanted to know because coughs,,,,,,,,maybe he can take you out sometime,,, coughs
black paladin!lance: from a meta standpoint

oh god it’s one am, and i’m writing an essay on lance. wow. fucking hell man gg this is what your life has become kyasuu

Alright, let’s get started.

I’ve read a lot of posts about Lance becoming the Black Paladin from a canon perspective–his personality, and it would work better if he were the Black Paladin. And these posts are really, really good (I’m talking specifically about @ironinkpen‘s post on it, go read it haha.)

However, I haven’t seen that much on it from a more meta standpoint (it was actually touched upon briefly in ironinkpen’s post, but I haven’t seen one in depth about it) so I’m writing an essay. Before I start I’d like to thank @royalspaghetti​ for being my rubber duck and letting me talk about all of it and get my thoughts together. (Kinda, this is gonna be a fucking mess)

At the moment, the fandom is divided about who will become the next Black Paladin between Keith (the one that Shiro himself had picked), Allura (a natural leader, the only one aside from Coran without a lion) and… Lance?

But why Lance?

Because he lacked development in both S1 and S2, and the fandom is fucking salty as all hell about it (and I am one of those salty peeps). Naturally the fandom is grasping at straws with speculation about how he’ll (hopefully) develop. However, the Black Paladin Lance theory really didn’t become popular or actually well argued until later on. (Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it was ironinkpen’s post that sparked the popularity.)

Then there was actually a legitimate chance that Lance would become the Black Paladin.

But consider this: If Keith or Allura were to become the Black Paladin, how would it affect the quality of the story?

Throughout both S1 and S2, Keith received a lot of screentime and development, such as the retrieval of his Lion, mystery of his character, and stuff from S1, and the entire Blade of Marmora arc from S2. I’m not going into depth, but it’s incredibly easy to see that Keith gets a lot of screentime.

I love Keith as much as everyone else does but this isn’t a good balance. It completely overshadows the other characters. Honestly the best idea for the writers is to have Keith take a backseat in S3. He’ll still be a prominent character (as he’s one of the six main characters) and he’ll still develop and discover things about his past, but he really shouldn’t be the main focus as he seemed to be in S2.

If he becomes the Black Paladin, Keith will become the center of focus again. There is a lot of stress upon this position as the foundations of the group have been shaken up as they just lost their leader. It’s highly likely that whoever becomes the Black Paladin will be the “main character” of S3 (in a sense, I don’t have a better word lol). And honestly? Keith doesn’t need to be the main character. Because this isn’t the original Voltron, and Keith is not the main character. There has to be a balance in screentime and development with the other characters because they all share the role of “main character”.

Besides, they highlighted Keith’s bond with Red in S2. Like, they didn’t just highlight it with obnoxious hot pink, they also underlined it three times, circled it in red ink, and bolded it. It wouldn’t make sense that Red would give up Keith so easily.

So with Keith out of the way, we move on to Allura.

Allura is… an interesting case. She would make an excellent Black Paladin, but it would… fit too easily? She might butt heads with Keith a little as Keith had been picked by Shiro, but otherwise they’d all accept her as the leader without fighting it too much. In story, it would be too convenient, like you’re switching one leader for another. It just wouldn’t be interesting. We’re all here for the fucking drama, don’t deny it.

And now we get to the actual topic of this essay… Lance.

I am going to be perfectly honest right now: I thought Lance was the main character of VLD when I watched the first episode, and was actually incredibly surprised when he took a backseat for most of the series. Just hear me out.

He’s introduced in typical MC fashion: The opening sequence is the Kerberos mission, something essential to the plot, before it cuts away to who we presume to be the main characters of this story. Here we are introduced to Lance, Hunk, and Pidge. However, we are introduced to Lance first (his voice is the first you hear after the Kerberos scene), and he’s the one piloting and basically being the leader of the simulation. Also the one who essentially fails the simulation (although that was them as a team lmao) in typical MC style.

Another interesting thing to note is that Blue is the first Lion we’re introduced to–Lance’s lion. Typically, the MC is the first to discover their “special thing” (though it’s not uncommon to see them find it last). And if you’ve only seen the show and never read the wiki or anything, you wouldn’t know what the Blue Paladin’s attributes are because Lance cuts Allura off. Interesting? Yes.

So it’s highly likely that the writers did this so the viewers would instantly be interested in Lance, at the very least. While he isn’t actually the main character, he has our attention and we have a desire to learn more about him and watch him grow.

Which brings me to my next point: We certainly learn more about Lance, but we never see him grow. As we watch the series, we find that Lance is homesick and that he’s incredibly insecure about his place on the team. The show sprinkles little pieces about Lance’s personality throughout the show, but hardly ever takes the time to develop them, which is what we’re waiting for. Lance doesn’t change, but our perception of him certainly does.

The writers are essentially hyping up Lance’s character development arc.

When you write something, you tend to save the best for last. Every main character (sorry, Coran, but you don’t count here) has gotten a character development arc (even if some could’ve been done better) except Lance. In other words, it’s very likely that Lance will get a really big character development arc; it’ll be the biggest and grandest goddamn character arc and my son deserves nothing less.

So how does this connect to who the new Black Paladin is going to be?

Simple. The new Black Paladin will be getting a lot of screentime and development, believe me. It’ll be a damned good arc for that character.

Who’s the character who needs a development arc?

Lance. It’s Lance.

It’s literally a perfect setup: We have a perfect role for a character to grow in. We have a character who needs to grow. Fit them together. Boom.

TLDR: Lance deserves the world and all the love and him becoming the Black Paladin is more likely than you probably think it is.

(Shit it’s nearly 2 am lmf ao sorry it was such a long fucking post

And sorry if it’s stupid lmfao this is just word vomit and i wanted it outta my system)

wanna one as prom dates

lai guanlin

  • i imagine guanlin to go all out for prom
  • definitely would rent a limo to pick you up in
  • he’d be leaning against the door as he waits for you to come out
  • when he sees your front door opening, he kinda just like looks to the side, with his hands in his pocket 
  • u know, tryna model for you
  • but another reason he’s looking away is because he’s trying not to laugh at himself
  • then he’d finally side glance at ya
  • and he’d smile and say “you look beautiful”
  • in the limo, of course there’s strobe lights, a mini disco ball, and an abundance of cookies to choose from
  • at prom, YOU KNOW this boy would be up and down the dance floor
  • so he might forget you at times
  • but only because he’s caught up in dance battles
  • when a slow song comes on, you and him would be the only ones gettin fkin h y p e d

lee daehwi

  • daehwi is all about the perfect memories
  • plans a pre-prom photoshoot at the beach
  • which lasts like 5 hours
  • but worth it because you ended up having like 53987 photos
  • the corsage he gave you is just STUNNING
  • each part of it symbolizes something in your relationship
  • he actually hands you a beautifully decorated note with what each part means
  • he would never take his eyes off you all night
  • definitely cherishes the slow dances
  • would constantly ask if you’re thirsty/hungry/having fun
  • is proud to have you on his arm so he can show you off to everyone else
  • literally is talking to everyone he can just so others can compliment you
  • and he’d pretend to be all non-chalant but actually
  • hes the happIEST KID EVER

bae jinyoung

  • part of the shy baby club
  • overplans everything
  • like down to the very secOND
  • when plans go awry, he gets SO flustered
  • like he wanted to go the fanciest restaurant in town beforehand
  • however,, the reservation he made somehow wasn’t put into the system correctly so there were no more available tables at that time
  • to make it to prom on time, the closest eating establishment was a small diner
  • he apologizes countlessly but you two end up having so much fun there that you end up being late for prom
  • so late, its practically almost afterprom
  • he apologizes agaiN
  • but you two end up having more fun doing afterprom activities anyways
  • i mean you two end up playing minigolf until 2am

park woojin

  • hello president of shy baby club
  • is so nervous about everything
  • in pre-prom pics you can see the terror in his eyes
  • his hands had been shaking the whole time he held yours
  • is constantly wiping the sweat accumulating in his palms onto his pants
  • also can’t get the corsage to stay pinned
  • so he just ties a strand of your hair onto it to hold it
  • at prom, he loosens up more
  • only because he’s dance battling against guan
  • and suddenly he’s gaining so much more confidence
  • in the middle of a battle, he pulls you in
  • and twirls you around
  • although he began to get more confidence, he was tired of the hustle n bustle of other people so
  • at the end of the night, you two skip afterprom to stay home and have a movie marathon together

park jihoon

  • final member of the shy baby club
  • constantly scratching the back of his head out of nervousness because he’s afraid of making your prom experience anything less than amazing
  • but he’s also gelled his hair to the extreme so he has spikes of hair sticking out the back of his head before prom has actually even started
  • nonetheless, you two have the perfect pictures
  • jihoon would wanna join dance battling with woojin and guanlin
  • but he cant bear to leave your side 
  • so he prompts you to dance with him even if you dont want to
  • ends up making you want to dance more than he does
  • cant wipe the smile from his face for the ENTiRE night
  • keeps reminding you of how much he enjoys prom with you and will constantly thank you because he feels you could always do better and is grateful you’re there with him

kang daniel

  • he’d be waiting for you to be done getting ready
  • so he’s like talking to your parents about how grateful he is for you and wont shut up about you at all
  • once you come down, he’s like 
    • GAW DAMN
  • totally oblivious to how your parents react because he’s literally hopping to you 
  • he grabs you and spins you around several times
  • he’s dizzy as fuck when he’s driving you to prom and is so happy he can’t stop saying everything that comes to mind
  • so you know, a cop pulls him over for driving all wonky 
  • after the cop deems daniel to not be drunk or anything
  • the cop drives you and daniel to prom because daniel is too happy to even think straight, let alone drive
  • daniel isn’t the master of cliches but this makes prom even more memorable for you

kim jaehwan

  • has the worst luck of the bunch
  • but that just makes prom better
  • “i’m sorry i had to take you in my moms minivan, my car just lost a tire this morning like dude wtf”
  • also forgot to make dinner reservations like you asked
  • “mcdonalds it is bb!”
  • he would drop the nuggets and fries all over the cars seats
  • “i think its still edible”
  • at prom, he’s that toe-tapper-and-head-bobber
  • but doesn’t actually dance
  • but when you convince him
  • he basically turns into your uncle jerry when he’s had 2 jello shots & is at an 80s themed disco party

ong seongwoo

  • loves eyes on him and you
  • so he insists on wearing matching gold sequined dress and suit
  • “we’re gonna shine brighter than that dinky discoball in the gym just u watch bby”
  • and he was right
  • when he stands in front of one of the spotlights
  • he blinds everyone that looks his way
  • dances as silly as he possible can because he loves to see you laughing 
  • during afterprom, he insists only you two do the activities together because now he only craves your eyes on him
  • tries to impress you in every activity
  • but actually kinda fails at everything
  • which u enjoy anyways 

hwang minhyun

  • one of the kindest, sweetest, cheesiest prom dates ever
  • he is graceful in everything and hides his nerves well
  • definitely takes the lead in prom activities
  • like
  • he would be doing his booty dance on the dance floor to lure you out
  • grabs you food and drinks before you even can ask
  • is a god at every afterprom activity
  • to help minhyun save face as being a graceful god, i’ll just leave out the fact that minhyun only did his booty dance all night, even when he was thrown into a dance battle with woojin and guanlin. :)

ha sungwoon

  • ok but like the. most. perfect. prom. date. ever.
  • super sweet and genuine
  • really isnt nervous at all
  • just is overflowing with confidence because he doesn’t want to overthink anything
  • you’re just super impressed by how sungwoon is super laidback so you don’t feel nervous either
  • .. ok so u know how i said he’s the most perfect date ever?
  • well, you know thiS BOI WOULD BE that one person screaming the lyrics to every song that plays
  • would also remember the dance moves to every song
  • to him, its a performance
  • and. he. kills. it.
  • you and him dance to gg songs flawlessly together and are stared in awe by the other people at prom

yoon jisung

  • only the sweetest prom date you could ever ask for
  • would tear up the moment he saw you in your prom dress
  • he made dinner for you because he wanted it to be more intimate before going to prom
  • also doesn’t really try to dance seriously
  • only dances goofily to try to make you smile and laugh at him
  • would hold your heels when you dance with your friends
  • or like if your feet were hurting at all
  • and when you come back, he’s grabbed all the deserts from the snack table and has them all waiting for you
  • keeps mental notes of how you’re doing
  • so when he sees you’re getting tired
  • he gives you a piggyback ride back to the car
  • once at home he’d massage your sore feet and shoulders to help you fall asleep
Snake King

Snake Charmer Part 3 of 3

Snake Charmer Part 2 of 3

Snake Charmer Part 1 of 3

Sweet Pea x Reader

Summary: North and South side collide as Archie Andrews wrongs the Serpents in more ways in one. How will you react when you’re thrown in to the middle?

Word Count: 4,600

Tagging: @ju-gg , @ladymormontlyanna, @lovingirwinandbarnes

Notes: Last part of the Trilogy! I hope you enjoy! I love seeing comments if you have any.

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Thank You, Hoya.

As I type this, I am admittedly an ugly mess. I woke up from a nap this evening & I saw an article that came out a few minutes beforehand about Hoya’s contract renewal, saying that he did not go through with it. Groggily, I clicked on it, not thinking much.

I sat wide awake as I read the sentence once, twice, over and over and my mind couldn’t even properly process it. Leaving?? Actually leaving???

Let me back up, as in, a few months before all this unfolded. Infinite was supposed to come back in May, as announced in their third fan-meeting and everything.  Sunggyu was having health issues and the comeback naturally got pushed back. Their 7th Anniversary eventually came around, but I kinda felt like it was a quiet celebration. There were a few SNS posts, but no annual live broadcast, apparently due to issues with gathering all the members in one place. (When they said this, I thought to myself, ‘This is their SEVENTH anniversary, but they can’t even get together just for that???’ *sad but also equally confused face*). Their contracts came to an end, but there was no official word of their next steps for quite a while. In the middle, we got a little announcement that discussions were still going on and that they were all headed in a positive direction. Weeks trickled past. It was rumored that all re-signed except for one member, supposedly L, but that was just a false report. Three excruciating months later, it is revealed that everyone but Hoya renewed their contract with Woollim Ent. And then the next day, they announced his departure from the company, and the group completely.

I honestly did not see it coming. Throughout these three anxiety-filled months, I kept preparing myself for the worst, which was presumably an official disbandment. But never in the slightest could I imagine a falling apart. A break up?? The loss of a piece that makes them whole? Not hiatus, not disbandment, not separate ways, but the genuine departure of a member. An entire member. I just……….. of all groups to ever pull this off (and we all know that plenty of 2nd gen. groups have been through this, GG, Teen Top, Beast, 2NE1, Apink, Girls’ Day, etc.) INFINITE was one to follow this….. “trend”. This wretched trail of pain that way too many groups have crossed several times.

Before I go into how I feel overall, I just want to make it clear that of course, I will still support Infinite as 6 members, and Hoya in his personal endeavors unconditionally, no matter what. I’ve literally been following them for over 6 frking years now, how could I just abandon any of them like that? No, lol, I’m in way too deep, y’all. So yes, I will never ever ever everrrrrrrrrr bash or disrespect their decisions in any way. I will, of course, wholeheartedly accept this with open arms because that is what true fans do. And if anything, considering that this is what we’ve come to after THREE entire months, doesn’t that just further prove to us how hard this probably was for the members, and staff, and just everyone else collectively? Clearly, a lot of thought went into this. This wasn’t impulsive. This is for the better, and I will fully respect that.

HOWEVER, I am, after all, a fking diehard Inspirit and these boys have literally defined my years as I’ve matured into an adult. They’ve been with me through thick and thin, and as I like to say, my “part-time lifeline”. Even though I almost basically despise current kpop (I will say this several times, but 2nd gen. kpop is dead & gone and that’s something I will mourn for a while), Infinite has always been there. They are my Day 1′s, and as time went on, even when I got extremely busy w/ junior & senior year of high school, I still tried my best to keep up with them, support them, and just honestly, thank them. For being there. Because even as all these years passed before my eyes, they were still here, ALL 7 of them, still occasionally coming back with music for fans, still being Infinite. Just being Infinite. And I was (and still am) so eternally thankful for that. I watched groups lose members, go on hiatuses, or completely fall apart left and right, but Infinite promised us time and time again that they would be there no matter what. I can’t say this enough, but seriously, from the bottom of my heart, when I had time to just reflect on the years, I was just so so so so overwhelmingly thankful for them. 

And so 1 member leaving was just……. it broke me to pieces. I was utterly, completely devastated. Because it was simply a reality I never saw coming. One I never wanted to believe in. I wanted to keep believing that they would continue on as seven for as long their hearts could desire, just as they’ve been doing for all these years. That they’d surpass Shinhwa, and be the longest-lasting boy group to exist, unchanged since debut. That they are family, brothers for life, that they would never separate in such a way. Not to say that they aren’t family anymore. But that their bond of trust would transcend any notions of breaking apart.

But really. It’s okay. Nothing lasts forever, and I know that very well. All good things must come to an end. And that is what I’ve had the most trouble dealing with ever since I read that sentence. This is the end of an era for the boys. This marks a new journey where nothing will be the same as it was before, for better or for worse, who knows yet. But we all have to say goodbye to the Infinite that existed before today. And that’s what’s really hard for me. That’s what has got me looking like an ugly sobbing mess for a good 8 hours today LOL. Because it’s really hard for me to say farewell so suddenly. But the storm will pass, with time.

And with that, I want to once again, thank Infinite, thank Hoya, thank the world for letting these boys shine brightly for the past 7 years, and to hopefully continue to shine even brighter for years to come. Thank you so much Hoya, for being such a pillar (—holy fck hold up, I never thought I’d be typing these words and now im a mess again, great) within Infinite.

Thank you for being the iconic dancing machine within Infinite.

Thank you for not only rapping impressively, but singing stunningly as well.

Thank you for venturing into the acting scene & pulling off amazing characters like in Reply 1997, Mask, My Lovely Girl, Radiant Office, and more.

Thank you for being a complete bora-dori.

Thank you for constantly expressing your passion for hip hop (remember when he talked about when he was younger, he even wished he was black??? AHAHAH good times :’)), whether it was through Infinite H, self-composed raps/songs, or your personal Youtube channel.

Thank you for gifting us with your iconic bitch face. (This might honeslty be the biggest thing I miss LOL jk jk ily hoya adjakfjlkf i cant rn)

Thank you for being a dork/dick half the time and always roasting the members without shame.

Thank you for yes, ddabong to u too times 5805925 LOL

Thank you for developing from that awk, Busan boy into a resilient Seoul man HAHAHHA proud of u tho

Thank you for your brows because we all know they were ur focal point ;)

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Thank you for also unleashing ur inner hoaegi sometimes

Thank you for sincerely being one of the most passionate members ever. I think I can safely say that no one put more energy and fervor into a performance than you did.

and just…

Thank you for being a part of Infinite for these past 7 years. At this very moment, I cannot imagine an Infinite without you. I will miss everything you have given us, and more than anything, thank you for working so hard.

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anonymous asked:

Sorry, I just wanted to say I saw that video of the Goku and Vegeta game grumps comparison and was wondering if you ever thought about doing more videos like that? It's honestly the best thing I've ever scene and I don't think I've seen anything else like it. Your art style is really loved too. Happy drawings!

oh yea omg i totally forgot about that video tbh and i kept getting new subscriber notices on my email recently and i was like ‘wtf???’ and i looked and i was like ‘ohhh myyy gooddddd…’

like i mean…

and i have like almost 4k subs too???




honestly i thought it was gonna get like… 3k views MAX. i worked hard on it but it was just for fun and on a whim and its sort of silly and i really think no one was gonna actually dig it and i thought people would think its weird… but shit. 


but sorry. to your question:

eehhhhhh ooooo ahhhhh uhmmmmmmmmmmmmmm eeeeeeeeeeeee….

like. do you mean specifically to game grumps? or to make crossovers with other stuff?

if you mean to ask if ive thought of doing more GGxDBZ crossovers? then no.. i dont know???? i mean the pachinko town clip was the only clip i thought would fit guko and vegeets and the only one i had in mind sorta. there might be a few more gg moments i think might work but its been a long while since ive watched game grumps. ive been kinda on a break with them. 

but to do other cross-over-ish things in general? there was one idea i had using the audio of the actual english dbz voice actors reading scenes from movies in the dbz voices and sort of animating(?) to that. but as you can CLEARLY SEE- I AM NO ANIMATOR LOL. (sort of why i disabled comments on that video-i dont need people telling me i cant animate… i already know that lol)

but i mean…. i WOULD like to do another sort of animated( if you can even call it that) video with better art cuz ive improved a lot since then lol

i have crossover ideas ive wanted to do for FOREVER but just never had the time… until now really. so i dont know! youll have to wait and see. i cant guarantee anything.

i do really REALLY appreciate you liked it tho, and if it actually does make anyone smile then it was worth it and im glad i made it. i dont know if ill do more in the future but who knows? it might encourage me to do more?? but for now thank you for liking it! it really mean a lot.

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Professional (Peter Parker x reader)

Name: Professional

Requested: no :0

Warnings: Angst, blood (kinda), swearing (v little)

Plot: Reader is an assassin. While on a mission, Peter spots her aiming at an important figure and, in the heat of the moment, jumps in front of the bullet. Reader was trained to not care, but something changed inside her when she saw the hero crumble to the ground.

(A/N): this is my first fic I’ve posted on Tumblr ever. Gg. Anyway, I hope you enjoy! The writing is kinda iffy bc I wrote this hella late in the night lol but I hope you like it anyway!

Peter Parker was a smart boy.

It was a very well-known fact to everyone who knew him.

He just wasn’t very smart when it came to quick-thinking sometimes.

“Parker, you see her yet?” Tony asks from the comm his ear, causing Peter to flinch lightly. “She’s nearby, I’m just a few…” he trails off when rounding the corner, stopping when he saw her perched up on the building in front of him. She was loading her rifle. While he was frozen, staring at her in a strange mix of fear and wonder, he noticed she was young. “Mr. Stark, do you know how old she is?” He finally speaks up, climbing the building right beside the one she was perched on. “She’s about your age, that’s why we’re trying to get her to join us..don’t you dare try to woo the target-” “I’m not! I’m…she just looks my age! I thought-” Peter stopped talking when he saw her aim. Holy shit. He didn’t expect this to happen so quickly. “She’s aiming!” He whisper-yells into the comm, not taking his eyes off the girl. She squints one eye, taking her time as she did what she did best. “What?! But she’s not supposed to…” Peter wanted to listen, he really did. But his priority was shifted drastically to figuring out what to do. Her finger grazes the trigger, and just as she pulls, Peter jumps in front of the bullet. He felt a sharp pain in his side as he slid on the harsh concrete of the roof, stopping just on the edge beside the girl.

She was shocked. And, for the first time in her career, (Y/N) felt remorse. Her eyes shoot up to the crowd and her target as they all scream and run at the sound of gunfire. (Y/N) contemplated shooting again, but after hearing the harsh groan of the boy beside her, she grunts in frustration, tossing her rifle to the side.

She doesn’t know why, but she begins to rush to him, pressing on the wound and reaching for her medkit.

“You’ll be fine. Don’t be a baby” were her “comforting” words. Peter didn’t care. He was focused on both the pain and the fact that (Y/N) (L/N), a supposed ruthless assassin, was helping him. She reaches for his mask, pulling it up slightly. Peter protests weakly, earning a sigh from the (H/C) girl. “I won’t take it off. Just bite on it to help the pain” she explains. Peter nods. “Thanks” he managed. She only replies with a nod. Peter hears a voice through his ear piece again.

“Parker! Is everything under control?”

Peter widens his eyes, pressing on the comm and quickly spluttering out a reply. “Uh…yeah! I was uh…hit? I got shot but it’s okay! She’s helping!” (Y/N) doesn’t acknowledge the comment, she only continues to work on his wound. Tony is audibly confused “She’s…helping you?” He asks. Peter glances at her, wincing loudly when she places a disinfectant on his wound. “Yeah! Yeah…” The older man hesitates, then sighs. “Okay, you get…that help” he exhales, defeated. “Just come back when you’re ready. And bring the girl, if you can” Peter lowers his arm, leaving himself in an awkward silence that was only broken when the assassin finally spoke up. “So…Peter Parker, huh?” She questions though it was more of a statement to the injured teen. He sighs. “Just…please, don’t tell anyone?” His question made (Y/N) chuckle. Peter furrows his brows, so she begins to explain. “Listen, I’ll keep your identity a secret if you wipe my history clean” she pulls back, signifying that she was done patching him up. “I’m helping you for this, so you gotta hear me out” Peter slowly sits up, groaning in pain but nodding anyway, eager for her to continue. “I don’t want this anymore. I mean, sure, the pay is good and all, but I don’t wanna be the villain anymore” the girl admits. Peter nods slowly. “Well, that’s actually why I’m here in the first place. Mr. Stark wanted you on our…um, organization?” (Y/N) raises an eyebrow. “Well, then yeah. Of course, I’ll join, before you even ask” she stands up, holding her hand out as a support for the weak boy. “Uh…great!” He responds, smiling awkwardly.

“Just don’t tell anybody else about this” (Y/N) adds. Peter looks down at her, brow raised.

 “I’m still a professional”

I really hope you liked this! requests are open rn, so if you want you can ask me to write you something! I’m actually looking for some rn, so please do drop by! <3

@kingsandthieves Yes, yes, this!! people tend to look at characters with very specific qualities and stereotype them but like,, real people are so much more diverse than that—and the writers had already said that they want to represent all the different kinds of people out there, that that would be the point of including lgbt characters in the first place. 

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anonymous asked:

How would that second date w Michael go o:

this is gonna be the last one i answer for tonight!


  • so you go to michael’s house and his parents are super nice??? like w ow how are they so nice
  • (light of the world started playing rn it’s a sign)
  • you go up to michael’s room
  • its… neater than you thought it would be
  • anyway you sit on michael’s bed and he basically just plays music and talks to you about it and spews off random facts that he knows either about the band or singer or song or album or anything
  • it’s actually really cute like w ow this boy knows a lot
  • i can bet u his mom comes by at least once to make sure u two arent… doin things….
  • she knows how u teenagers are
  • u teenagers and ur hormones
  • basically you two sit around and talk about music more
  • his phone buzzes and ur like ???
  • shitshitshitshutupjeremyshutuup’ but its rly soft 
  • michael and u go back to talking but his phone buzzes again
  • ‘is it jeremy?’
  • ‘yeah don’t worry about it’
  • apparently whatever michael said to jeremy shut him up
  • after a while the two of you are just sitting there listening to music
  • michael gets up after a bit and goes down to get you both something to drink
  • his phone buzzes while he’s gone
  • u… are kinda tempted but you don’t wanna piss him off?
  • you just glance to see whether it’s jeremy or not
  • his phone buzzes again and its actually bc it’s dying now gg michael charge ur damn phone
  • you put his phone back on his nightstand because its none of ur business but is michael talking to jeremy about u-
  • he comes back in and u… moved? alright, whatevs, he hands you a can of mtn dew or something idk
  • he sits back down next to u and u two talk a bit more
  • at one point a rly good song comes on and ur just listening
  • he’s singing softly under his breath and its rly cute???
  • you end up leaning against him a lil
  • the song ends and you two just… dont move?
  • his phone buzzes again
  • he picks it up and starts to hum along to the next song
  • “jeremy again?”
  • “… yeah.”
  • “what is he saying?”
  • “nothing! just dont worry about it sorry i’ll tell him to shut up”
  • “michael?”
  • u notice it’s kinda late and you gotta go home
  • michael walks u out and to ur car
  • you two kinda stand at ur car for a few minutes………
  • ….. its kinda quiet…….
  • neither of u say anything………
  • you look at him before he kinda whispers
  • “can i kiss you?”
  • you nod
  • it’s quick but it’s a peck on the lips and lasts only seconds but it’s still a kiss
  • “goodnight” he says
  • “i’ll text you when i get home?”
  • you go home and u change into somethin comfortable and u lie in bed and text him
  • at one point you’re basically just like “maybe next time we can kiss for real u nerd”
  • he doesn’t respond
  • “michael?”
  • he apologizes because hE WASN’T EXPECTING THAT???
  • (aka he texted jeremy and was like ‘DUDE’)
  • it’s adorable tho and then he’s like
  • ‘wait does that mean there’s a next time???’
  • there’s a next time

(anon if u send another ask about the third date i’ll answer it tomorrow because i’m lovin this)

(goodnight my friends im de ad)

Okay so several thoughts about the latest reveal trailer (spoilers ahead obviously):

- the rumors and leaks were actually true? I think it was the same person who leaked the final starter evos the first time around. i hope gamefreak are not too bothered by them…

- Team. Rainbow. Rocket. I want to see a ingame reasoning behind this name lmao it just sounds like the kind of name he would pick to make them sound like a benefic charity and then be like “plot twist!! We were evil all along”

- ALSO HE has a freaking mewtwo. Are the evil bosses gonna battle you with freaking legendary pokemon? What about, say, cyrus, will he have dialga or palkia or giratina OR all 3??? Or ghetsis, does he have reshiram and/or zekrom and/or kyurem? Will have to wait to see this.

- Archie and maxie are there… But… The rse designs. What cruel and unjust god did this. I’m not really a fan of those designs but oh well. Im guessing the reason they brought these designs back and not the oras ones is nostalgia. But i want to believe that actually… They just want to end the oras story on a hopeful, happy note? And not make us entertain the possibility that it might have ended bad. It would be kind of sad that after seeing them turning good in the end and promising to better themselves, now their alternate universe selves pop out and are like “nope still bad”. Anyways i digress.

- they did cyrus 3d model… But no dppt remakes, and from the looks of it, none to come to the 3ds. Doesnt matter. Gives them more time to work on them (im certain theyre coming at some point, cmon) Lets shoot for switch remake games then?

- they actually used ghetsis’ black and white design. I was kinda hoping to see N somewhere but doesnt look like it.

- Lysandre is actually alive even in the universe where he achieved his goal, okay??? Seems like he comes from X and he is freaking immortal now.

- GUZMA my boy. Seems like he is actually on the good side now, he is with us!!!! Maybe not from the beginning (i hope team skull is a thing in the early game, oh i love them) but also, like, this time forreal he gets his shit together and actually helps us and !!!!! My heart is filled with so much joy at how many wonderful character development possibilities guzma has. He truly was OUR boy all along.

- you can capture every single non event legend in usum. Wow. Just wow. Im gonna have so many legends in my pokebank since i still have all the oras ones lmaooo.

- the pokefactory-esque gimmick is cool as well i guess! im guessing it will make the post game battling more interesting.

- the totem stickers man. Im finally gonna be able to have my giant salazzle. I was a bit disappointed in the size of some sprites (specially when theres a trainer behind and you can see how small the poke actually is) but giant lesbian lizard is a possibility!!!! Yay!!!

- we also got to see more ultra beast habitats ( i think we hadnt seen celesteela’s yet till now?) Thats cool yo this game is gonna be huge

In short: this is it guys. I dunno if theres gonna be more trailers until the release date but. This game is surpasing what i expected from a “sequel” type Game, theyre going all out and crazy with the new arcs, theres just so much stuff. It looks great and i cant wait to play it. Two more weeks!!!


Last part. I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to tag all the authors to their tumblr. Hope you guys enjoy!! Note: Anon had asked that I not recommend anything cheesy, but I love cheesy, so I’ll let you pick & choose what you like. Also, I’m sorry for fangirling about my other OTP in this post.

Part 1

Spark by myriddin. Rated M. Complete (we’re all suckers for salty teens au)

Any Time, Any Place by cuddliescactus. Rated N/A. Incomplete (one shots)(the stalking au is THE BEST)

Let Me Steal You by rideswraptors. Rated M. Complete

Bright Lights, Big City by Jillypups.  Rated M. Complete

And It Was Foretold by MiHnn. Rated GA. Complete

Kissed by Dragonfire by medelrey. Rated E. Complete

When Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word by Sansa_Stark_Snow. Rated M. Complete

The Here and the Now by Jillypups.  Rated E. Complete

Maps and Ale by TheSpyder. Rated M. Complete

Take me home by Urimaginarygirlgriend. Rated GA. Complete

Secrets I Have Held In My Heart by kakashihtake123. Rated M. Incomplete

Give Me Hope In The Darkness by thefairfleming. Rated M. Complete (tw: miscarriage)

Nurture by myriddin. Rated T. Complete

On The Importance of Boundaries by thefairfleming. Rated T. Complete 

Consent by myriddin. Rated T. Complete

A Bridal Cloak for Jon by Rumaan. Rated GA. Complete

Curiosity by melanoradrood. Rated E. Complete 

Burn With Me by dansunedisco. Rated E. Incomplete (was a one shot, so if you just read chapter 1, could be considered complete)

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Make Overwatch Happier

This is just a list of my solo quick play experience through the levels - honestly, the best experiences in Overwatch are shared with friends and players who you like and trust online. But if you don’t have those, store bought is fine!

… In all seriousness, I play a lot with 5 other randos and have found a few things that help me survive the occasional complete ding dong and/or team of ding dongs. (I’m writing this up as a spur of the moment thing while reflecting on my playtime today, so it’s, uh, not a Lifehacks guide or anything…. Just off the dome and for my own reference for when things aren’t as happy).

What are YOUR strategies for making your pick up groups successful and your playtime happy?

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100 Days of Trump Day 60: 1984

     Welcome back to 100 Days of Trump, where we try to sum up WTF happened in 2016 in 100 recommendations.  Today we are going to talk to the ganddaddy of them all, 1984….and let me just get this out of the way.  Orwell was a Socialist, he was extremely left wing, his criticism of communism (and it is more than just communism he is critical of) wasn’t coming from a right wing place.  Now one of Orwells main theory was actually disproved, if you don’t have a word for something it doesn’t keep you from articulating it, usually by making a new word via language drift.  When Mao Zedong created Simplified Chinese he deliberately tried to remove certain phases and concepts from the language…but very quickly that failed, the Chinese just used new terms or loan words.  But what I do want to talk about with 1984 is the co-option of language, yes I am banging that drum again.  

    See the regime Ingoc is specifically said to lack any real ideology, its most defining traits is its inconsistency, “We have always been at war with east asia”  But a political regime must have ideological rhetoric, even if it has no ideology itself, and so lacking any core beliefs, they instead latch upon other ideas and concepts and co-opt them for their own purpose.  And the Far Right (though not necessarily the more ‘moderate’ right) doesn’t really have a coherent political ideology beyond vague “I oppose these things” when you leave them alone to make their own theories it just turns into absolute shit.  And the greatest irony is that if you look at their writings, not only do they all sound like each other with no discernible difference, they all use the same phases over and over again, like cuck.  But the thing I find interesting is…almost all of those phases are leftist terms they just stop (not cuck obviously).  Here let me give a list of their mindlessly parroted phases that the Neoreactionary Right just can’t get enough of

Politically Correct

This was originally a socialist/communist term used by people like Orwell and Troskey against Stalinist style communists, politically correct mean that they followed the party line mindlessly without questioning.  If you used the word in its originally meaning, then you’d be using it against republicans who put aside previous objections in order to work with Trump.  Then it came to mean basically “Corporate works trying to pretend to be progressive without actually being progressive” a decidedly left wing charge.  But the right got it so not it just kinda means “Giving a shit about social justice”   Speaking of which

Social Justice Warrior 

This was actually a left wing term, I’m serious, I remember when it was first spreading around left wing internet and I was like “god damn this is a useful term”  And holy crap did that get co-opted fast.  SJW originally was a word to use for leftists who advocated a much more militant and “Us vs. them” mentality, basically for the modern day Marat or Robespierre.  This time of liberal disagreement goes back for quite a long way, the question of reform vs. revolution, and its not necessarily an ideological difference as it is a practical one, and it was nice to have a term to those people who fetishize the idea of violent revolution utterly ignorant of its results (spoiler warning, it doesn’t end well).  But not it is just a blanket term to mean “people I don’t like”

White Knight

Man i remember when this was a feminist term, it was a great term, it basically referred to men who try to defend women out of a desire for sex, which is a creepy thing that happens all the time.  Problem now is that any man who like…doesn’t think that Anita Sarkeesian is trying to take over the world is a white knight by default.  

Virtue Signalling

Basically this is when somebody obstains from doing something horrible and then calls attention to it so that everybody will value and respect them, social justices entirely for the praise.  Good term, we have all met that one guy who does that.  Problem is now that anybody who is like “Man, it is really awful the way women are consistently harassed on the internet” and the immediate response is “well you are just virtue signalling”.  


MLK’s entire existence has become one giant use of Rightists misusing him to support their argument, and then in response leftist pretending he was somehow  a violent revolutionary cause that makes sense. 

Regressive Leftist 

This one originally means to people who are supposedly left wing but actually seem to hold really non left wing views 

Ethics in Game Journalism

This might shock you but long before Gamergate was the glimmer in Ejoni’s empty souless eyes there were a lot of people talking about how corrupt games journalism is, because it fucking is but guess what? Most of them didn’t join up with GG, in fact many like Jim Sterling actually opposed GG and none of them were talking about indie devs interacting with games journalist for good reviews, they were instead talking about giant corporations buying adds on gaming journalist sites to get good reviews, the giant corporations that GG didn’t spend its time talking about in favor of how an indie game developer and a youtube feminist are somehow responsible for everything wrong in a multi billion dollar industry.  

Orwell himself

And of course, Orwell himself suffered this, despite being, I will say this again, a socialist, you see the term orwellian used to refer to the very same ideology Orwell held, its fucking maddening.  You have folks online like RedbloodedAmerican who literally say “Socialism has never produced anything of value ever” and then use the term Orwellian without any bat of irony.  

Part of this is that when these terms of defined, they are usually only defined in what they are, not what they aren’t, which makes them very easy to co-opt, after all the original definition didn’t not mean this right? Good hint for future leftist term makings, when you make something up, very specifically say what it isn’t.  Orwell would have done better I feel if he had very specifically made it clear what his regime was not as much as what it was.  

but we don’t just see this in a political context, I mean take the term 

Mary Sue

It is suppose to mean a character who is way too powerful for the narrative and around whom the narrative revolves because they are always correct, and now kinda means “thing I don’t like” 

But the right doesn’t just always co-opt the left, they have lots of neat little terms that instead exist to sort of hide to themselves and others how utterly abhorrent the whole lot of them are.  I mean when you say 

Family Values

When being homophobic or anti feminist, it basically doesn’t mean anything, I mean….what do families as a collective unit produce universal values?  All of them?  I mean the Judeo Claudians were a family should I take advice from them?  What defines a family? What if a family disagrees?  How does that mean anything at all?

Intelligent Design

This literally exists to make creationism sound less stupid than creationism, but of course every single person who believes in Intelligent Design is of course a creationist. 

White Nationalist 

Rather than just saying ‘I’m a nazi” they use this cute little term instead, because their beliefs are basically the same as the nazis except Pan European rather than just German.  


This one honestly confuses me, because Spengler was right wing I mean did any of them actually read Decline of the West

The point is that we just see words used not for a method of communication, but instead as a way to create a larger point 

    The list goes on and on but I want to get to my main point, I want to talk about the psychology going on with this constant revisionist of language, it isn’t because they are stupid (I mean it is but that isn’t the main point) its about keeping people angry, about creating a constant sense of anger and embittered paranoia.  Because here is the dirty little secret of the Far Right, if you actually calm them the fuck down and don’t have an enemy to oppose….they don’t really have all that much in common.  IN fact a lot of them have beliefs that are actually really left wing.  Again and again we have found that if you poll Americans based on specific issues like “Should healthcare be affordable”and “Does this country have too much of a wealth gap” and “Do the rich not pay enough in taxes” and a lot of hardcore republican suddenly sound like socialists.  CGP Grey noted that if you abstract enough and talk to people about the electoral college they will almost uniformly come out and say “Wow, that is awful” but the moment they realize that they benefit from it, they will instantly start to change their tune.  Because to a lot of Republican voters, it isn’t actually about the issues, its about fucking over “The enemy” which in this case is the democrats, and as long as people are fucking pissed, they don’t really fully listen to the whole platform of the guy they supported.  I had this issue with Obama/Clinton supporters where their supporters just stopped listening when they got to things they didn't’ like about the candidate, because it isn’t actually about the core issues, its about fear and hatred of the other side.  But maintaining that level of hatred is actually pretty difficult, because the moment people calm down a tad and go home, watch TV and find out the world hasn’t ended, they start to realize that you are kinda hyperbolic and most importantly, might become vulnerable to leftists pointing out that they actually agree on most issues.  So you need to keep them mad, constantly perpetually mad, just endlessly angry, so that they never really have that moment of calming the fuck down and actually thinking about the issues.  And Angry people aren’t famous for rational decisions

Yet again reminder of why Hitchens is an utterly worthless pseudo intellectual who reminds me a lot of Alex Jones, who is basically the result of a human being who has been angry for decades and has never calmed down.

  This is also why these buzzwords are so important, they distract from the issue as a whole, because family values…I has family, and I don’t wants family to change gah.  Rather than sitting them down and talking to them about what a changing modern society actually means for a family they just kind of vaguely panic because they aren’t in a head-space where they are ready to reason (This is worse for single issue voters).  Like i’ve spoken to people about the Iraq War and once I get to “So how do you win a war on terror” they suddenly kinda stop and go “Huh….wait”  or “How do you win a war on drugs” if they aren’t viewing in from the lenses of a culture war, they  become more receptive.  So the point of the right (who i remind you, have interests which most of the country doesn’t like, as Trump’s supporters are finding out right now).  I mean literally at this moment, we are seeing people go “Well I like the ACA I just don’t like Obamacare” when they are the SAME FUCKING THING  

And that is where the Right wing Media empire comes in and by that I mean the two min of hate, where you can take all of your collective insecurities anger and frustrations in life and everything around you and blame it on one nebulous force of “Them”.  Huh where have I seen that before?

If you watch folks like THunderfoot, Sargon or other anti feminists, they fixate a fucking tone of attention on this extremely standard video series, it is notably shocking how much time they spend talking about really basic theory level stuff and then you realize….Anita, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Hillary Clinton are literally the whole feminists they know.  Like they haven’t read any of the material, they don’t know any of these people, they don’t even know what feminism is other than a vague “bad thing” that that they don’t like and blame for all their problems.  This is why so called “Free speech” advocates” are totally ok with GSM folks having videos put down, why devout Christians vote for a man who admitted to sexual assault, why people who hate the Eastern Elites are always getting in bed with Goldman sachs or why the working class voted for Trump, it isn’t actually about the issues, its about screwing the other guy.  

It is into this environment that Trump thrives, because pointing to a vague, undefinable, conspiratorial other is where he thrives and he serves as the culminate conductor of rage (that should be a title of a book on this subject honestly)

The A-Mei-Zing Outback Adventure- Chapter 20

The scene grew more chaotic the closer they got. There was the smell of oxidizing metal and circuitry all around them, acrid black smoke poisoning the air from things that were never supposed to be burned. It did nothing to dissuade the horde of junkers. Large chunks of hull and sentry turrets had already been cracked loose in the initial attack, and each chunk of ruin was swarming with men and women, ripping away whatever they thought could be scavenged or trying to fight whoever else got too close to their claims. There were also several bodies laying on either side of the road, but they lay mostly forgotten, save for an occasional figure scavenging the parts from them as well. Mei tried to see if the corpses were anyone from Overwatch, but they seemed to be junkers, taken out by the pulse turrets or (judging by one of the more decapitated ones) flying metal debris.

She had never seen anything like this. For some reason they reminded her of insects, as though someone had foolishly disturbed an ant’s nest or a hornet’s hive. The junkers had no organization at all and attacked quickly, en masse, and without mercy. They swarmed over scrap like it was fresh meat. And the people around them were merely the stragglers, with the main pack still dogging the heels of the Orca ship as it steadily lost altitude. Roadhog blew past them, engine still roaring and tires kicking up red dust behind them.

“Crikey, the whole fuckin’ outback’s showed up for this one!” Junkrat exclaimed, his grenade launcher at the ready as they passed by two junkers fighting viciously over a downed turret gun. “Bet there’s more on the way, too! Oi, I think I know that guy!” He pointed at the either unconscious or dead figure of another male junker on the ground as they sped by. “Well, I never liked him anyway.”

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The Best and the Worst of You

Chapter 3: Superfan Arin

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Dan found himself signing one of the Ninja Sex Party/TWRP posters across in another dimension, whilst a younger, excited Arin watched him with enthusiasm. Dan had tried to explain that he wasn’t this dimension’s ‘Dan Avidan’, nor was he trying to be, but…

“I can’t wait to show Suze.” Arin grinned, taking the poster from Dan once he’d eventually signed it in Arin’s name. “She’s gonna be so jealous.” He giggled to himself.

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anonymous asked:

you seem to have good taste in books what should i be reading...??

firstly omg thank you and secondly YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’VE JUST DONE

of course, the top one is MELINA MARCHETTA (you can hear my friends scream WHY ARE WE NOT SURPRISED LISA in the background SHUT UP FRIENDS ILY) 

really i mean just read everything she wrote just do it

but if you need a title to start with i’d say Saving Francesca + The Piper’s Son (you’ll understand my twitter/tumblr URLs! ha not sure how this is a plus but nvm do it friend do it). general fav is Jellicoe Road tho

now from the top of my head:

  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. it’s been days since I’ve finished this book but GOD I’M STILL OBSESSED WITH IT ugh DESTROY ME
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han because cute ships and just fluffy goodness yes and also CUPCAKES. ALSO THE SEQUEL IS COMING OUT TOMORROW EVERYBODY SCREAM
  • The Winner’s Curse/Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski because PAIN. JUST PAIN. MAKES YOU WANNA JUMP OFF THE BALCONY PURE PAIN. also sexual tension. the final book’s coming out in 2016 and i’ve christened it as The Winner’s Bang bc goddamn it we need more than a kiss after all that’s gone down in the two books ok
  • Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli bc cute ships also. Simon the main character is gay and he’s dealing with all the coming out issue that is interesting to read about. the whole book is quite quotable and idk man i just SMILED a lot when i read the book it’s one of those books that make you feel good
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller bc PAIN ALSO. have you seen the thousand edits on tumblr? HAVE YOU SEEN HOW PAINFUL THEY ALL ARE? WILL I EVER GET OVER THIS STUPID FUCKING BOOK 
  • Heist Society trilogy and Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter. Heist Society bc well, HEISTS. by KIDS. also bc Ally Carter pulls the greatest plot twists. GG series bc GIRLS. GIRLS KICKING ASS. FRIENDSHIPS. it’s all cute and fluffy in the first three books but then shit happens in the 4th book which makes the 5th book kinda dark and twisty and 6th just plain OMFG 
  • Penryn and the End of Days trilogy by Susan Ee because two words: Pooky Bear.

oh shit this is getting long but um just to put em out there real quick

those are all YAs btw. for NA recs: 

Adult romance recs: Stiletto series by Lauren Layne; SO FLUFFY, and On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young.

// holy heck this is long i am sorry 

anonymous asked:

what songs would RFA + V would have on their weddings?

GAH this one is so cute <33 might be taking a bit longer for me to get through requests cause this election still has me reeling lol…


  • he’s a tossup he doesn’t mind traditional music during the ceremony but also won’t mind something that’s a bit more upbeat
  • he’s too busy crying when he sees you walking down the aisle to really hear the music anyways
  • during the after-party though, he’d prefer exciting and happy music 
  • only exception is during the slow dance
  • tbh he left most of the music choices to you and the DJ since he was open to anything


  • i’m convinced he’d play a recording of him singing a love serenade while you walk down the aisle because it’s his voice why is this a question
  • will actually discreetly mouth the lyrics under his breath while you’re approaching cause reflex 
  • prefers a lot of slow and relaxing songs so he can dance more with you
  • but will once in a while join in during a fast song 
  • watch out when you hear the cha cha slide come on because he will bulldoze the crowd to get out and destroy the dance floor with his moves


  • she’s very traditional, has the usual wedding march as the theme
  • truth be told she doesn’t really care much for what’s exactly playing during the after party as long as it’s not crazy
  • she’d rather focus more on the event that’s happening
  • except when she heard one of zen’s tracks from a musical
  • she stood up and sang every lyric perfectly with a straight face
  • then sat right back down once it ended
  • you wish you recorded it


  • as long as the music is elegant and top-class, he don’t care
  • will hire a professional quartet to perform during the ceremony
  • was ready to hire professional singers and a choir to perform during the after-party but you convinced him a DJ was fine
  • zen was all “aren’t i a professional you should hire me”
  • jumin always pretended he didn’t hear whenever zen brought it up
  • honestly would let you choose your favorite tracks since he wants you to get everything you like
  • even though you insist it should be a collaborative effort, he goes “i like whatever music you like, dear”


  • 110% willing to walk down the aisle to the Nyan Cat song
  • lowkey tempting but you decided let’s not
  • he prefers happy and exciting songs
  • he hacked the DJ playlist and put in his personal remix of Marry You by Bruno Mars
  • by remix the whole song was recreated using cat meows
  • zen screamed and ran out of the room
  • jumin was highkey impressed
  • basically your first dance together was surrounded by a symphony of virtual cats meowing
  • although when the slow dance you chose comes on, he does get a bit teary


  • he also likes giving you the options of choosing because he doesn’t really mind the music selection
  • likes to keep things calm and relaxing though
  • loves slow-dancing to romantic music and whispering with you on the dance floor
  • when there’s a fast song, he won’t really dance it but he’ll smile and let you drag him with
  • is content with a light and happy playlist filled with love and sparkles