something i didn't know

i wish tumblr was more accepting and encouraging of problematic people unlearning their shitty behaviour and educating themselves and growing as people. im tired of labelling everyone as a demon because they made mistakes out of lack of education

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Hypothetical Handplates scenario in which Sans realizes he can teach himself Common.

(Ugh, tumblr is making them blurry for some reason so I guess full-view if you want the not-blurry version??)

Convoluted explanation incoming. Handplates is an Undertale fancomic by @zarla-s and if you like Papyrus and Sans, go read it, is good stuff. So I guess this is an AU fancomic of an AU fancomic? I dunno, the idea wouldn’t leave my brain until I did something with it. So. Zarla did a Christmas doodle where Gaster gave the boys a box of ginger cookies that had the word COOKIES on the side in big letters, and because my job gives me way too much time to think about random stuff, I realized something.

In Handplates, Gaster taught the bros to read and write Wingdings but deliberately did not teach them monster Common (ie: English) so they can’t read his nametag or anything. Thing is, Wingdings is a 1:1 substitution cipher for English. Every Wingdings symbol exactly equals an English letter; it’s not a different language, just a different set of pictures. As somebody who has taught herself a fair number of substitution ciphers, there are a few things you look for when you’re trying to translate a code and you don’t have a key in front of you. Most notably, single-letter words (in English they will usually be A or I) or double letters next to each other. Like the OO in “COOKIES”.

Sans is smart. Gaster has fed them junk food before and odds are good Sans knows how to spell “COOKIES”. The word is on the box in huge letters and Gaster just said it out loud, so it is fresh in Sans’ mind. That double-O is a huge tip-off. He would put it together that the word on the front of the box matches what’s inside. Once you figure out a few of the letters, it becomes steadily easier to decode the rest.

I feel like Gaster exposes the boys to enough Common (the nametag, food wrappers, computer monitors, the books Sans sits on) that Sans could pick it up with a proper starting point. Papyrus probably not, because he had a hard enough time with Wingdings, but Sans is eager for any opportunity to undermine Gaster and I’m sure he’d jump at the chance. In this comic he elects not to tell Papyrus, though. He doesn’t know Gaster has cameras in the cell (or even what a camera is) but he’s figured out that Gaster can spy on them somehow, and the last time Gaster caught them learning something he didn’t like, Papyrus got the ever-loving hell beat out of him. So Sans keeps quiet about it for now. And thus starts the long-standing tradition of keeping important secrets from his brother.

On the technical side, it took me a freakin’ week to sketch and outline this whole thing. Coloring and shading only took me like a day. In the meantime Zarla actually kinda addressed the cookie comic, but this was almost done by then so oh well. I’m finding my poses and proportions turn out a LOT better when I’m doodling skeletons, like what, drawing basic anatomy will make you better at anatomy, you don’t say?? A lot of this was a self-challenge to see if I could imitate Zarla’s art style, and I referenced previous Handplates comics a lot for the backgrounds and Sans’ face. Full disclosure: Gaster’s pose up there is basically copied from Zarla’s original comic because I was rushing through to get on to the actual meat of the story. He’s just here for setup. I had fun trying to figure out how to do his Lost Soul head though. Also, I hate Papyrus’ face from the front. Also also, it was tricky trying to convey “mentally translating an unknown alphabet into a known one” when pretty much everyone who sees this comic is already familiar with the “unknown” one and not the “known” one, but I think I pulled it off. 

TL;DR- I imitated somebody else’s style to do an AU of an AU; I am not Zarla; Zarla is the creator of Handplates and also Gaster’s pose in the first panel; I like ciphers too much and also I gave the cookies icing because that is the only kind of ginger cookie I know.

“I grab both sides of her face and force her to look at me”

“I don’t want to ever see you like that again.”
“I’m alright. I’m still here. Okay?”

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Because when was the last time nobody knew where Jemma was?

It’s Ennoshita’s birthday!!!! And what better day to throw at you my newly acquired Ennoshita ship? Literally none, because there’s no good day for this nonsense, but have it anyway!  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

My favorite part of the YOI fandom are what I call the ‘kiss non-believers’.

Basically the people who go “Yeah, okay, I don’t care that the scene was framed in a very clear way and that all the reactions pointed to the fact that it was a kiss and that the creator of the anime confirmed that it was a kiss, we didn’t see the frames of their lips touching so I believe it was just a hug, it’s my opinion okay.”

We’re going to pretend I’m not upset JJ won bronze over Otabae Otabek because I still love JJ to pieces and want to talk about this moment in his FS 

At first glance, you’d think “they’re his parents. They’re obligated to greet him with a smile no matter what score he gets.”  And I have to admit that was my first thought too.  But it goes deeper than that. 

Look it’s Leo’s coach! AND LOOK IN THE BACKGROUND I KNOW THAT’S LEO’S ARM First, I want to say that JJ is about 12-14 here, so he’s still growing and developing as a person and as a skater.  As egotistical as he is, you can’t help but feel for him for wanting a certain image.  He has a vision and he wants to execute it.  As corny as “JJ Style” sounds, it’s something he came up with, and he’s proud of the idea. 

And now look at her facial expression.  That’s the face of someone who wants to tell you “it’s just not going to work, babe” but doesn’t know how to softly deliver the blow.  In other words, Leo’s coach isn’t sure she wants to run with the “JJ Style” idea, and this most likely causes problems between the two because I see JJ as a very moody person when he doesn’t see eye to eye with people.  Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  Like I said before, he’s proud of the idea, and it’s because he feels it captures who he is as a person.  This rejection from Leo’s coach tells him “who you are isn’t going to get you anywhere, so we need to put that idea on the back burner” 

This to me was so heartbreaking.  Maybe it’s just me getting emotional about my favorite dickhead skater, but I really feel for him. He couldn’t even tell Mufasa Celestino what he wanted to do, and he’s getting a hand in his face punctuated by a “first of all, say, ‘yes.’” 

Keep in mind that JJ here is about the same age as Yurio, and, for the second time, he’s being told that who he is isn’t going to get him anywhere.  Which is the same thing Leo’s coach was getting at, but what’s different about Celestino is that he actually tells him “first of all, say ‘yes’” meaning “it’s my way or the highway, got it?” 

Which makes this line and the first one from JJ’s father make more sense 

I initially thought it was odd that JJ’s parents were his coaches, but now I see that it couldn’t have been easy for them to see their son so disheartened by every coach’s comment about “JJ Style.”  When you remember that the Leroys are famous ice dancers, it makes more sense that they would want their son to skate with his whole heart and not just cater to the whims of his coach(es).  

JJ’s father might be speaking as a parent in this moment, but it’s because he and his wife know how much “JJ Style” means to their son.  At the end of the day, they care about his happiness more than how he performs on the ice, which is a complete 180 from how Leo’s coach and Celestino were portrayed in the flashback. 

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But as I’ve told you, our Aura, our souls are combined.

(source)

Pidgance (flirtyrobot) if it were cannon later on
  • Lance: So we're really doing this. We're gonna be going out.
  • Pidge: Yup.
  • Lance: ...
  • Pidge: ...
  • Lance: *suddenly realizes he's never been in a relationship* How does one even date?
  • Pidge: Lance, really? Well they obviously *realizes she's never been in a relationship either* ... I don't know
  • Lance: Wanna ask Shiro?
  • Pidge: Ok

Edward Nygma who doesn’t know what bisexuality is

Edward Nygma who thinks you either like boys or you like girls

Edward Nygma who knows he likes girls but thinks he might like boys and is confused by that 

Edward Nygma who forms feelings for Oswald Cobblepot but has no idea what they are, what they mean

Edward Nygma who thinks Oswald has feelings for him but is still confused about his own feelings

Edward Nygma who, when he meets Isabella, projects all of his feelings for Oswald onto this girl because he knows he likes girls

Edward Nygma who, once Isabella no longer wants to be involved with him, comes to realize that his feelings for her weren’t genuine

Edward Nygma who realizes what his feelings for Oswald are, who no longer thinks you have to pick one or the other

Edward Nygma who doesn’t know what bisexuality is until he realizes and accepts what his feelings for Oswald are

Edward Nygma who shares this with Oswald

Oswald Cobblepot who only likes boys but doesn’t have a single problem with his boyfriend also liking girls so long as he likes him the most

Bisexual Edward Nygma who didn’t always know what his sexuality was but found it much easier to accept with the help of his boyfriend

Edward Nygma and Oswald Cobblepot in a healthy and supportive queer relationship