so much potential in this story

found a 2008 (incomplete) version of a story I’ve been frequently re-imagining for over then years. It’s… better than I’d have thought, and I guess it has some potential or something?

Just would need to queer it up a little

and also to figure out why the fuck some of these characters agreed to get involved in that mess. And what was supposed to happen.

It’d be so much easier if I still had my old notebooks, but they were left at my parents’ and have probably been thrown away by them at this point…

new genre concept: soft apocalypse

the world as we know it has ended and mother nature starts taking back what’s hers. there are no zombies or cannibals or murderous bandits. the most valued members of the community are those who know how to garden and farm, sew and weave, treat wounds, work wood or build with bricks, cook from scratch. 

people bond together to begin rebuilding instead of killing each other. everyone teaches each other whatever they do know and works together to figure out the stuff none of them know. books become incredibly valued resources because they’re often the only way to learn critical information. if someone is elderly, disabled, or otherwise unable to work at the same level as most of the community, they’re taken care of by the others, not told any sort of “survival of the fittest” bs.

as the generations ware on, communities begin expanding into small cities. some of the settlements even find ways to repurpose solar or wind power on a small scale and have electricity in some of their buildings. storytellers wander the countryside telling tales of the old world in return for some hot stew or a place to rest for the night, and the mythos of the new world start to incorporate elements of the past. the only thing that remains constant is that humans survive, and they do it by working together.

There are probs already posts like this but I haven’t seen one so ima say it anyways

They didn’t design Keith’s dad to look similar to Shiro on accident okay hear me out

It’s so clear to me that Keith does miss and want his father around. The pained look on his face when he says ‘of course I do’ in his little hallucination dream sequence makes that painfully obvious. In Keith’s bio on the Voltron site it says that he joined the garrison after being orphaned at a young age.
So what I’m thinking is… little newly orphaned Keith joining the garrison because he has nowhere else to go/live and he misses his father. And then he meets shiro and imprints on him because he makes the connection in his brain like ‘looks like father = new father figure’
Keith looks up to shiro and finds this paternal bond with him, and Shiro takes Keith under his wing. That’s why their father/son/brother dynamic is so important to the story and honestly I think it has so much potential to be interesting as long as they write it properly. It’s so painfully clear that they see eachother as family and I want more info about it!!

It’s been 6 years and it still baffles me that OUAT had every opportunity to do something truly amazing and make the birth mom fall in love with the adoptive mom and let them be a happy family and raise their son together, but instead they just decided to go with the most boring hetero romance story that’s been told a million times before and is neither modern nor original. 

This season is great and all, but no matter what happens, I will never get over the fact that Jeff has wasted so much potential.

Just to go through a few examples:

He tossed Kira away, a useful and powerful sweetheart who’s story wasn’t over yet…

And gave us an evil piece of trash cannibal teacher who’s only good quality is his looks.

We lost Isaac…

And got Liam…. (I mean no hate against Liam but… seriously?)

The McCall pack is not what it used to be. We had all of these amazing characters…

Plus Allison…

And Derek…

And now three nearly useless freshmen have all of his unnecessary screentime which takes away from the screentime of the people who are actually relevant.

We had two pairings who developed enough for viewers to love…

And that was all snatched away within an episode, and in return, Jeff Davis gave the viewers, well… y’know.

And do not even get me started on the fact that Jeff baited at Scisaac an Sterek for so long…

And instead of getting Scisaac and Sterek, we got Morey. And like okay, they’re kinda cute or whatever, but that’s not what was built up on and that’s not even close to being what viewers wanted.

We asked for the Sheriff and Melissa who could’ve been together since the series fucking started…

And instead we got Claudia, like are you fucking kidding me? (And yes I lowkey ship Melissa and Chris but potential down the drain on the Sheriff and Melissa. They were the pairing that everyone wanted to see together. It’s the last season, why are they not a thing yet?)

I’ll end here, but point is, wasted potential, always. And that’s why I’ll never be 100% satisfied with what Jeff has left to give, because all he does is throw away some of the best development.

After years of seeing references to the Aaron Ehasz shipping Zutara, I finally set out to find out more about this, and all of the old feels are back. So, so much wasted potential. Such a great, compelling story that could have been told–that never will be told. And not just the Zuko and Katara stuff. Iroh backstory? Toph working on her issues with her parents? Aang grappling with the consequences of energybending? Ty Lee’s airbending decent being relevant? Sign me up!

I just…ergghhhh! I am pretty sure I will forever be in mourning for Ehasz’s Book Four.

I’m still legit pissed off about Nuka World being the last DLC of Fallout 4 and only the second of two story DLCs.

where is my Lyons Pride and Sarah Lyons DLC?!

Where is my post-BOS Danse DLC?!

Where is my “return to the capital wasteland” DLC?!

Where is my pre-war DLC?!

Where are my Piper, MacCready, Cait, Deacon, Preston, X6, Curie, Hancock DLCs?!

WHERE IS MY ROMANCABLE NICK DLC?!?!?!

You had so much potential, WHY ARE YOU THROWING IT AWAY?!

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There’s the theory: The positive representation of minority groups in media is important to give people of different backgrounds and identities potential role models. But while this sounds nice in theory, it can be difficult to wrap your head around what, exactly, this means — why these fictional role models matter so much in the first place. 

 On Twitter, Mary Swangin, who works at a comic book store in Indiana known as DCBS, gave a concrete example of why this kind of representation matters so much for LGBTQ people. In a series of tweets, she told the story of a recent shaken-up customer who was able to come to terms with her sexuality through the TV show Supergirl, in which a major character came out as gay: (…) 

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why is there no mention of the rebellion at this point?? steven and connie have gotta be at least somewhat curious. rebellion-centered episodes would have so much potential. like, i wanna hear war stories!! about the other crystal gems!! the enemies!! the weapons!! did anyone betray the rebellion?? were there more fusions back then?? the rebellion’s a fckn goldmine yet they’re just giving us coal instead

I’m bitter about everything Sony/Marvel did to The Amazing Spider-Man movies. There was so much potential, having Marc Webb coming into direct thinking it would be a grounded and focused love story about Peter and Gwen.

A story about how Peter becoming Spider-Man and sharing his secret with her would affect their relationship.
500 Days of Summer but with Spider-Man basically.

This movie was in there somewhere!

But no, Sony said there had to be big stupid CGI Lizards and ridiculous villain plots, convoluted backstory on Peter’s parents and forced set ups for future films.

It should’ve just focused on Peter and Gwen, they should’ve been the heart and soul of this movie especially when their chemistry was so so great. This is the Spider-Man movie we deserved, that we could’ve had. Fuck you Sony/Marvel.

Overwatch Q&A
  • Possible competitive mode for 1v1 and 3v3 if it has good feedback
  • PLANNED MERCY STUFF 4 THE FUTURE yaaaaas
  • Roadhog is getting a hook 2.0 revamp
    • THEY LISTEN TO US they mentioned this like 3 times
  • Trying to fix people dropping out in competitive mode
  • Looking into potentially avoiding in competitive mode//adding incentive for being in team chat when you’re in comp
  • Potentially adding new effects to current maps and weather effects (so rain in kings row or snow in route 76)
    • IRELAND IS STILL THERE the UK copped it hard after the Ominic crisis lmao
  • adding more modes to custom games 
  • (I might have misheard) but potential to exclude certain maps from your lineup???
  • Diversity is v important to Blizzard and they wanted a game that represented earth which is why theyre trying to focus so much on culture/history/nationality 
  • Looking into ways to make missed out event costumes available
  • THEY HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN THE LGBT QUESTION! MULTIPLE heroes aRE LGBT but they want to do them justice so, soon (not blizzard™ soon) they’re going to address it in a story or smth
  • originally the game was going to make it so if reaper picked up a soul mercy COULDN’T rez you no thx
  • they addressed the Mei not having a soul joke LMFAO
  • Possible amateur Overwatch league?
    • STRESSING US TO GO INTO THE COMPETITIVE FORUM BC THEY LISTEN TO US!!
  • s3 competitive should start December 1st, adding competitive practice mode (just with no skills  gained/lost) 
  • Skill rating “we screwed up with placements” trying to re-calibrate and redistribute players over the curve AGAIN in a better way
  • They’re adding jump pads to one of the new maps
  • Someone wanted Hanzo to pin people to a wall with his arrow when they die but they said its too violent
  • Damage numbers aren’t gonna be a thing 
  • Looking into wheel customisation for communication please god
  • this kid just complained Sombra doesn’t have enough health I’m
  • Looking into camera stability for people who get motion sickness (it was specifically related to bastion but?????)
  • Sombra was originally called omniblade and she threw daggers LMFAO
the reason so many people want chris for season 4 is because we barely know anything about him?? we would like to get to know him and know the reasons why he is the way he is,we would like to see his personal life,see everything that’s going on from his pov. chris could have such a great story and he’s got so much potential for the show!!! i get that sana or even would be amazing and vilde is great too,but the thing is: we already saw lots of them,we know so much about those characters,and still nothing about christoffer. plus chris+eva is otp okay?? so stop saying he’s an annoying fuckboy and that he would suck as a main character because we!!! literally!!! don’t !!! know!!! anything!!! about!!! him!!!!!!

i think the biggest disappointment is the downplay of hunks character potential. it was so blaring obvious he was being used as the ‘fat guy who loves food’ comic relief and, seeing his other character traits, he could have been so much more

for example, you know when voltron went to the planet with the smart engineers and the binary coded pieces of nature (like the spores and the trees) where pidge was freaking out? hunk should have been freaking out alongside her, he is incredibly smart and intelligent and loves math and engineering so the fact that he wasn’t also freaking out alongside pidge is disappointing and maybe even insulting to hunk’s true potential as a character

as much as i thought this season was successful in terms of story progression and character development for some characters (e.g. pidge and keith’s character + the execution of space battles esp in the last 2 episodes) they really fell short with characters like hunk and lance. and idk if they will be spotlighted like next season but i really do hope so

of piano players and restaurants

Genre: can you guess it?

Words: 7.970, Jesus Christ. I need to be stopped.

Warnings: Alcohol is mentioned like… twice…

Summary: Phil is a waiter working in his best friend’s restaurant. One day, when the owners decide to hire a new pianist since their last one was a complete fail, Phil is kind of skeptical about it — can you blame him? The last pianist was insane — but once he meets Dan Howell, he realizes it’s not as bad as he thinks.

a/n: Again. One of those stories that I could’ve left at 2k but then I went, “THESE CHARACTERS DESERVE MORE AND SO DOES THE STORY AND I CARE ABOUT IT TOO MUCH TO LEAVE A NORMAL ENDING,” so yeah. God. I need lessons on how to not let myself get carried away.

This is also for my beautiful beautiful friend/wife Ravie, whose birthday is in like two weeks and a couple of days but I like to give her earlier presents. (also hi Ravie. It’s just a habit to give you longfics as presents whoops.)

(also it’s getting really ironic how I can only write cheesiness when I hear Hyper Music.)

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Is this a potentially challenging time to mount a show that has an earnest, straightforward story and that isn’t, perhaps, a cornerstone of musical-theater history? 

Benanti: We’re not “Hamilton.” But there wouldn’t be a “Hamilton” if there weren’t a “She Loves Me” or “Gypsy” or “The King and I.”
Krakowski: I did see Scott’s original revival. It feels, as it does now, like this beautiful jewel box. For a musical that isn’t as well known, it’s quite a perfect little piece.

I’m totally devastated, upset, confused… I got so many thoughts in my head right now.

Why Disney Channel decided to cancel one of their most watched tv shows? Girl Meets World is/was one of the worthiest shows they had so far and they just decided to end it?!

Seriously I need more details about all this because I just can’t explain it by myself. It makes no sense to me atm.
gmw has so much potential for more seasons and I feel that now gmw’s story is incomplete (We haven’t seen gm goodbye but I truly feel that)

We had so many things to go through and we were just halfway there or less… and I’m not talking just about our ships.

I’m talking about Riley’s growth, Maya is back to her s1 self, we don’t know anything about Lucas’ or Zay’s backstory. I wanted to watch more about Isadora bc I felt that we don’t know so much about her like we know about Riley, Maya or Farkle.

God! Farkle… I don’t really know what to say about him… I just want to see him more and more.

I don’t think gmw deserved this… at least not so soon.

Thank you, writers.
Thank you, Rowan.
Thank you, Sabrina.
Thank you, Corey.
Thank you, Ben.
Thank you, Danielle.
Thank you, Peyton.
Thank you, Amir.
Thank you, Ceci.

Just thank you to all the people involved to gmw for giving their best and for giving us the best story they could think about…

I’m saying this again…
Girl Meets World doesn’t deserved this but I’m proud and truly thankful for what they gave us.

I’m truly sorry that this is the end of a story that could gave us so much more than this.