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Oh, 2008 Iron Man movie, how I love thee. Let me count the ways:

  • Tony Stark’s ridiculously floppy hair he has to slick back for work, because like any good comics hero, he always has That One Rakish Lock Of Hair ™. Whoever styled Downey obviously knew what they were doing.
  • Relatedly, Paltrow actually ginger as Pepper. I love the strawberry-blonde look from later movies, too, but it’s so bright and pretty here.
  • JARVIS. Just… JARVIS.
  • The soundtrack. It’s one of the most distinctive and enjoyably electric-guitar-heavy soundtracks I’ve heard. I love how it mostly goes for modern-ish synths and ambient stuff, and also nods to classic rock, classic metal in particular. (The drums are incredibly John Bonham, and one of the main refrains is so close to “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin that I’m pleasantly surprised someone didn’t try to sue Ramin Djawadi.) Makes perfect sense for a futurist who works in tech at the cutting edge, but does it listening to stuff like 90s metal and AC/DC and wearing Black Sabbath shirts. Also, it means that when the full orchestral pomp kicks in, it’s even more affecting for how unusual it is.   
  • “The bad guys won’t even want to come out of their caves.” Sure, it’s an offhand joke, but there’s a kernel of truth to it. It shows how damnably naive he is about some things, even as he pretends not to be. (”There’s a line, we don’t cross it.”)
  • The fact that he tells Yinsen, “Thank you for saving me.” A little thing, but important, especially contrasted to “What have you done to me?” at the start of their acquaintanceship.
  • The American Cheeseburger
  • The way it shows that good is something you have to do, not just something you are. We get to see pretty much every step of him becoming Iron Man, and it’s shown to be damn hard work. We get to see him exhausted and scruffy and injured, and his test flight nearly kills him, but he keeps going.
  • And we see the intricacies of what he’s doing. God, I love how much attention has been paid to the tech. The sequences when you get to see all the hydraulics and the soldering, so on… That’s just lovely prop and animation work. (Yes, I’m just here for the tech porn. How did you know?)
  • “I shouldn’t be alive, unless it was for a reason.”
  • A lovely Pepper/Tony dynamic that’s so different from the comics in all the best ways. “You’re the most qualified, capable person I know” is said with earnest admiration.
  • Though “Proof That Tony Stark Has A Heart” could be straight from the comics - again, in all the best ways.
  • How quiet Tony is. It’s more pronounced after Afghanistan, but even before, when he’s not playing up the snark, he’s soft-spoken, introspective and receptive, constantly trying to put people at ease. Sure, he can be arrogant and do dumb things (keeping Rhodey waiting three damn hours? Really, Stark?) and he’s obviously very used to his privilege, but it’s an interesting contrast and a nice piece of characterisation that’s very in line with 616. We get to see that less in other movies, but it’s always there.
  • The arc reactor. A beautiful piece of in-universe engineering and prop design, and a really lovely poetic device that makes perfect sense with the arcs and motifs from the comics even though it was an MCU invention. 
  • The fact that someone clearly went, “The workshop is important to him and probably where he spends most of his time” and worked to add little touches: the coffee machine, the models, the spare parts, the bits and pieces of a life dotted around. It feels very lived-in and like they actually thought about his character, rather than like they went for generic “harsh and futuristic = cool”.
  • Oh and: Tony Stark rides bikes, apparently. I needed to know that.
  • That Audi. 
  • And that damn water feature. Apparently the epitome of cool is having your own little waterfall. I miss that waterfall; I’m so sad we lost it when the mansion got trashed.
  • How easy an entry point it is, and how it stands perfectly well on its own as just… a really good movie, regardless of the rest of the MCU or the comics. I’d never picked up an Iron Man comic before I saw this, and I fell utterly in love with the universe, the characters and the themes anyway.
  • The little, realistic touches like the goatee starting to grow out and the motor oil marks.
  • “The truth is… I am Iron Man.”

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Can’t we stop driving good, talented content creators off this site? Kind-hearted people already seem to be in short enough supply right now.

Can’t we stop harassing them into deactivating, or insidiously working to undermine their confidence in their work or the fandom’s receptivity to it?

And while we’re at it, can’t we stop misappropriating the language of social justice to do so? Is this really too much to hope for? 

Of course these things exist in degrees, but give me any single author/artist/content creator in existence, you included, and I guarantee I can find something in their work that some would deem problematic.

After all, it’s exceedingly easy to poke holes in other people’s work. It’s a hell of a lot harder to make something better.

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anonymous asked:

No offense, but maybe you should focus on making your mods available for all races instead of trying to shove your oc and fic down everyone's throat.You keep acting like its going to be the next looking glass or message sent or something, but its not. If it were, you wouldn't have to try so hard. And look at people with popular ocs. People ask about them and draw them because they are interesting, not because their muns are begging for attention with ask memes.

(cont.)

Again, not trying to be mean, just saying you’d be better off focusing on the things people care about instead of trying to make them like your oc.


Hey anon, welcome to my blog! If my title gives you any indication, I love Lavellans. Adaars and Trevs and Cadashes and completely non-canon characters are all amazing too, but I am unapologetic about my soft spot. 

I’m really sorry I haven’t had a chance to convert my mods for use by other races yet! I do intend to try to figure it out, but I’ve actually never done it before and am not totally sure how. 

But why are all my mods EF? Each mod takes me weeks, since I painstakingly adjust every angle vertex-by-vertex. Because they take so long, I actually make them for Avira first, then share them in case anyone else wants to use them, too. I know that seems self-centered. It is. It’s almost as though I am doing this for free in my limited free time.

As I’ve said before, I always welcome feedback on how I could make my blog a better experience for my followers. That being said, messages like this do not exactly motivate me to drop everything to accommodate your requests.  @feynites​ and @aicosu​ are both mutuals of mine and wonderful people, and I am sure they don’t appreciate you using their well-earned successes to denigrate a small-scale content creator.

I promote my fic because I’ve been working really hard on it, and it’s something that I am quite proud of. I know I don’t have a huge reader base, but I value each and every one of them because I enjoy sharing the world that I am building. The power of stories is in their telling, after all. 

And as much time as I’ve spent on the fic, I’ve spent even more developing Avira. I am disappointed that you don’t find her as interesting as I do! If you have any more specific thoughts on how to improve her or her character page, again, I am willing to listen.

I use ask memes because they give people a framework through which to discuss our characters. Anecdotally, I’ve had the experience where I see an oc on my dash that I want to know more about, but I’ve had no idea where to start.   To me, the love and care people pour into their OCs is what makes the DA fandom so great. I want to get to know other people’s ocs, and I want them to get to know mine. And I will absolutely not apologize for that.

So anyway, here’s Avira’s page, and here’s Uprising. I am very fond of both. If you are not interested in hearing about either, feel free to blacklist them.

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Vanoss or Night Owl is half owl half human escaped from a facility that focused on taking kids from the street and making them war machines. He became the perfect hunter and is the “leader” of the BBS.

~Speedpaint~

anonymous asked:

Why do you hate her? (I'm not saying this in a rude way, I just want to know your reasons. I hope I'm not coming off as rude, I'm really sorry if I am.)

Oh gosh… Ok I will say this once because I really hate thinking about her character and how the writers decided to introduce her. There’s also no guarantee this will stay on my blog because my blog is a happy fun place where seasons 3b and beyond don’t exist.

A lot of people (including myself) have the biggest issue with how Malia was introduced into the show. The EH scene honestly makes me upset to discuss, so I’ll cut it short and say that I immediately find any character unlikable if they encourage sex with someone who can’t give full consent (Stiles was sleep deprived, on high-stimulant drugs, poisoned with wolf lichen, and suffering hallucinations). I felt like that scene was extremely out of character for Stiles (DOB even said so himself), and Jeff only put it in for the thrill of the steamy, racy, dubcon, wildly disrespectful and completely random makeout. The scene we would have gotten instead was Stiles hallucinating his mom, then casted as Gina Holden. So off the bat I dislike Malia.

(Not to mention how much I appreciated Stiles’s character as a virgin, since I am a virgin as well and we typically don’t see that representation on TV, especially with a character as likable as Stiles - and the fact that they had hinted and hinted that Stiles was BI, another amazing opportunity for representation, was thrown out the window to stick him with a random heterosexual girl. Because heterosexual).

Furthermore I have an issue with the illogic of Malia’s entire story. Turned into a coyote at 8 years old and suddenly human again, she would have the mindset of an eight-year-old. Even if you disagree, she would certainly not be able to jump into junior year of high school (and pass to senior year), and certainly not ready for an immediate relationship. Why did we see virtually nothing of her father? The writers only choose to address her coyote past when it was cute to make her say “deer” or punch a wall. Other than that her character fell (imo) to “I hate math” and “lets follow Stiles everywhere.” I don’t like her brash, blunt, often heartless personality (”I’d leave them [the pack] behind”). I especially didn’t appreciate her scratching up Stiles’s back and crawling into bed with him when he was sleeping, which clearly annoyed him and screamed “abusive.” 

Any way you slice it, this is a major red flag for most people.

S4 in particular, her character was reduced to nothing but a love interest for Stiles, and Stiles was reduced to nothing but “Malia’s boyfriend.” Even worse, we saw absolutely NO romantic development between them. No pining, no side-long glances, no scenes that showed actions of, “hey, I really care about you!” Just a bunch of random makeout scenes with no foundation of why exactly these two characters like each other.

If EH had not happened (meaning her character was introduced in a much better way), then maybe I would have liked to see her character explored independently. I believe that after going through her traumatic past, and especially Stiles’s traumatic possession, they need therapy, not a relationship. I guess that’s my biggest issue, but overall I’m disappointed with how they wasted the potential to make her an interesting character. If they allowed her an independent storyline to explore her inner thoughts, her relationship with her dad, transiting into human life instead of just fast-forwarding through all of that, maybe the writers would have respected the show a little more.

But instead they shoved her with a very beloved character and essentially ruined him. I find it very hard to get over that.

Overall, people dub Malia as the character that marked the fall of show, which I agree with. Her entrance soiled Stiles’s character, took screen time away from Lydia and Scott/Stiles’s development, tarnished that sacred father/son relationship between Stiles and his dad, and introduced the mess of plot lines that was s4. Her entrance makes the pack feel forced, because Kira and Lydia and Scott have no reason to like her, she doesn’t have a likable personality, and if the writers truly cared about their characters, they would know that Stiles would not be attracted to her (since he’s an emotional person, I feel he would want someone who is equally empathetic and understanding, not a blunt girl who has a very small grasp on sympathy).

But in my mind she doesn’t exist and nothing in TW happened beyond season 3a. Stiles is still his happy sarcastic self bickering with Derek, Scott is still a naive ray of sunshine, and Lydia and Allison are independent bamf bff ladies :)

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