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To the clique that argued with me in the saltiest of ways, I dedicate to you my first ever anti nh post. I hope you think twice about telling people to kill themselves over your self insert and stop being a pimple on society’s ass.

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After They Get Together
  • Sun Jing: There's one thing I never told you.
  • Qiu Tong: What is it?
  • Sun Jing: When you knocked me down and got on top of me... I think I was really flustered.
  • Qiu Tong: What?
  • Sun Jing: My Heart started racing, and my chest felt hot.
  • Qiu Tong: *bluntly* Is that your way of seducing me?

anon about the homophobic comments: it’s 100% more nuanced than that. christ, they’re not a family full of homophobes. all of louis’ siblings have grown up in a unique environment; all the social media and public attention was something they’ve been thrown into as much as louis has. they all had/have to navigate these circumstances to the best of their abilities and guess what? with that comes making mistakes. only that their mistakes are quadruplified because people on the internet won’t shut up about them. i did some problematic shit that i thought was the right thing to do (or didn’t realise was horrible) when i was a teenager. most of us did. and i think it’s a testament to their family dynamic and regular teenage learning experiences that yes, some shit has happened but they can move past that. i know some people wish for grand apologies and stuff but in these situations silence is key sometimes. to learn from your mistakes on your own time and just not make them again. also, to address one of your claims in particular: i hope you know that putting dan as the person in charge on their IGs is a legal formality.

You know, I think I’m finally over BBC Sherlock. I’m not over my disappointment, but the show in general.

There are much better queer stories out there. Stories in which I don’t have to be satisfied with a knee grope or a shy, awkward hug, or twisting lines to wring some content from them that might hint at something between John and Sherlock - always staying in the realm of the ambiguous, never taking a clear stance.

There are stories - films and TV series - that actually show what happens in queer relationships, without shying away to engage with the physical side of such relationships. This shying away still bears the attitude of shame - we can’t show this!

Why not?! I have to watch men and women snogging, groping, fucking all the time on telly and in films - even if it has nothing whatsoever to do with the stories and doesn’t advance the plot. Let me just think of one of the last movies I watched - Alien Covenant: M/F explicitly making out in the shower, while the relationship between two men is just hinted at with a touch - as one of them is dying, of course (fair enough, the m/f couple in the shower dies as well). Still, I get explicit m/f sexual action shoved in my face that does nothing for the plot. Yet, queer people should be satisfied with the blink-and-you-miss-it mention they get in this movie.

In the face of that, how can people say that what Sense8, Eyewitness, Versailles, American Gods, even London Spy (I know, problematic) does/did is TOO MUCH GAY SEX? It’s not. It might only be the first step to equality. And it’s important to show the physical side of same sex love, to state that it isn’t dirty or perverted or whatever. A way of life that is in itself defined by sexuality needs visual representation of this sexuality in all it’s variety - from kinky orgies to sleepy cuddling, done by old and young folks of all ‘ethnicities’.

But isn’t that just gay porn - and me, a straight woman watching, is objectifying those gay men/characters for my own pleasure? First of all - so what? Men have objectified women and wlw for centuries. Why shouldn’t I be allowed to do the same? Why do I have to be ‘better’, morally superior, purer? I don’t. IMO two cocks are better than one. The more, the merrier.

Second, of course it’s not that easy. Women engaging with gay porn do so for a more complex variety of reasons than simply to get off by watching two dudes fucking. By watching two men, I get, at least on the surface level, a relationship that doesn’t set out by defining who is strong and who is weak (who penetrates or gets penetrated, who fertilises and who gets pregnant). I see two equals. And as women are removed from the equation, I don’t have to fear to watch fellow females being degraded, used,objectified, or assuming whatever role that isn’t me, or watching stuff I wouldn’t like done to myself. I can just watch what I like, without caring too much, without identifying too much. I can engage and keep my distance. And as there’s not that much good porn done for women, I think that’s another reason for me flocking to those series that show explicit gay content.

BBC Sherlock never did that. I hoped it would - somehow, at least. Yes, I admit, I wouldn’t have minded seeing two middle-aged, white blokes ‘fucking’ (making out/being openly in love). I’m too old for will they/won’t they and all those suppoedly ‘gay’ shenanigans that led nowhere in the end. BBC Sherlock just isn’t queer and (perhaps) never intended to be. The gay pilot was a promise never fulfilled.

I’m still a Johnlocker. I will always be. I still LOVE the art/fic this fandom produces, because it goes where I hoped the show would go as well. But I’m not clinging to a show that by now clearly told me that what I’m looking for is not what they’ll intent to deliver. And I won’t miss out on all the good content out there by obsessing over a show that’s not going where I hoped it would.

Therefore, I’ve been unfollowing many blogs. Sorry, it’s just, I need something else/new. It actually feels kinda good to let go. Watching BBC Sherlock gifs/pics etc felt like preventing a festering wound from healing lately. And it became very repetitive after a while - because there are only those few scenes johnlockers can work with, and after a few years, I’ve seen them all and have the feeling that I read every possible interpretation - twice.

I’ll still be following my mutuals. I’ll still look at the odd Ben or Martin pic. But the desperation’s gone. For BBC Sherlock, not for Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

So, towards new shores! If you blog about art, feminism, queer tv/film, archaeology, history, books, writing (and you are an adult and preferably nsfw), I’d be delighted to follow you.

Fuck the cool kids

Leave them in high school. Be a weirdo. A freak. Go against the grain. Do what’s honest to you. Always. Speak your truth. Live on the edges. Pull from your heart. That takes courage. Fitting in is easy. Stick out and stay there. They will adjust. That’s how you brighten, that’s when stars line up. Don’t copy others and be a fucking leaf. Have a stance. You’re story is unique. Live it. Stop painting by numbers or you’ll turn your life art into shit. If you want to be forgotten quick, be cool. If you want to make any kind of dent in this world, stick out like a bright green broken backwards thumb. Because you’ll never be at your potential if you just fit in. #fukthecoolkids

SasuNaru and the pin hole

(semi anti ending but not tagged as such as its mainly pro, so beware..vv semi tho)


Okay, so I’d reblog your post with a reply but my computer always freezes up when I do that and try to add pictures and I can barely use the tumblr app as it is so gaaaah. Plus, I’ve always wanted to make this post debunking everything SNS claim anyways. So here you go. sorry about the wait, i was so lazy..sorry about some shakey images i have GAD

First off, I’d like to say that when I say I am a Naruto fan, I don’t mean the character. I mean, don’t get me wrong I love Naruto too, but I am referring  to the series. I genuinely love this series despite all of it’s inconsistencies, I am late on the band wagon but I prefer that since it allows me to think objectively.  SNS tends to view the series with what I like to call pin hole vision where the entire series is naruto  x sasuke, they are the center bond because they represent everything the series itself stands for. They are not together all the time, they haven’t had the healthiest relationship but they’re the centre  bond because as proven by the first and final battles in the VOE, both at the end of part 1 and part 2 respectively it’s a ‘it boils down to this’ type of thing. However, when I say I am anti romantic SNS it does not mean I am anti their friendship. Do I think its unhealthy? Some aspects of it, yes. Problematic, yes tbh.

These are good examples  I think. Narutos worst fears early shippuuden were disappointing his comrades, and this. Why is is problematic on Narutos side? I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it

I’d like to mention what naruto as a series stands for, and always consistently stood for.


‘Onagi dakara’


‘because we are the same.’

-Narutos first bond, Iruka

‘Konoha o mamoroto tsuyui ishi’

‘strong will to protect the hidden leaf village.’


‘sato wa nanda?’

‘what is a village?’

-sasuke, ill get to it

‘Kono hi no ishi mote oru kagiri kono sato no mono wa subete kazoku sono mono nanja’

‘as long as one has this will of fire everyone in this village is family.’

‘Iruka sensei? Nande hito wa hito no tameni inochi o kake- ah fuck this translation takes too long im sorry omg

‘Iruka sensei why do people risk their lives for other people?’

‘When one person dies, their past , their present and their future disappears along with them—-those people who die have dreams and ambitions, but everyone else has something just as important. Parents, siblings, friends, lovers..those who are dear to them. They trust each other and help each other—that string gets which connects those people gets stronger and thicker by time. It’s impossible to explain why, those who hold those strings just do it, because it’s important to them.’

‘yeah. Somehow it’s clear even to me.’

-Iruka and Naruto when Hiruzen died protecting the village

‘When someone has something they want to protect, their true power comes along’


It’s because we help out when they’re in trouble that we can count on them to come running when we need it.

-Shikamaru, about Suna

‘If comrades that you trust gather around you, hope can take physical form and become visible. That`s what I believe…’

-kakashi, to obito

I won’t allow my comrades to die. I’ll protect you with my life. Trust me.


The next generation will always surpass the previous one. It’s one of the never-ending cycles in life.


If you don’t share someone’s pain. You can never understand them.


‘A long cycle of hatred humans have come to call history’

Just by living, people hurt others without even realizing it. So long as humanity exists, hate will also exist. There is no peace in this cursed world. War is just a crime paid for by the pain of the defeated…


Now there’s something I understand a little better. Hate, sadness, even joy. To be able to share it with another person… Naruto Uzumaki. From fighting him I learned that. He knew pain like I did and then he taught me that you can change your path. I wish that one day I can be needed by someone. Not as a frightening weapon… But as the sand’s Kazekage.



People’s lives don’t end when they die. It ends when they lose faith.


‘ill never let my comrades die, those words and the conviction behind them are not lies, because neji was able to store those words in his heart. Brother Neji died! It’s not just you Naruto, we all hold those words and feelings in our heart.That is what binds our lives together and makes us comrades. If we all give up those thoughts and feelings Nejis final act would have been for nothing. And that is when your comrades truly die.’


The pain of being alone is completely out of this world, isn’t it? I don’t know why, but I understand your feelings so much, it actually hurts.


That void is something that everyone helps you fill. Just because you face adversity and hardships, is no reason to give up on this world. A person willing to throw away all those memories… of their friends and comrades, will never find peace of mind. Resorting to something like that isn’t going to bury that hole. If you persevere and endure, someone will be there to support you!

-Kakashi, to obito

I love sasuke. I love all of his bonds, and despite the shit he dealt with in the series he really does represent the message of the series really well…an atypical antagonist, an incredibly well written character who fills not only his shoes in the story, but the shoes of many other characters.

You say Sasuke offered his food to Naruto because he cares about him and I agree, empathy stems from care. But going by your argument.

Despite this

He did wait for her to wake up, also risking elimination and a halting of his revenge plans.

It’s important noting that before any of this, their goals were very self centered and none of them were playing by teamwork..except sasuke, who boasted that he was better than them to Kakashi, but was still the only one who linked them together, by feeding naruto and by saying the whole ‘we are a 3 man cell aren’t we?’

That’s another thing I love about this guy, he really brings people together despite the fact that does not talk for 98% of the series. Taka developed because of him and so did 7.

A constantly relevant theme.

the first mission bought light to what their relationships would be like very early on, and also imprints these guys as personal bonds based on friendship and affection that sasuke shares, a feat that no one else in the series was able to do aside from his family.

From the tree climbing exercise that combined their rivalry and their friendship to this moment that made a grown ass man cry


「それまで恋や友情に見向きもしなかったサスケは、ナルトやサクラと出会い、少しずつではあるが、仲間を受 け 入れ始める。サスケにとってナルトは、いつの間にか互いの能力を高め合う良きライバルとなり、 また大蛇丸の 邪悪な呪印にのみ込まれんとするその心を、サクラに救われたことも...  」

Though until then he had taken no notice of either love or friendship, after meeting with Naruto and Sakura Sasuke begins to accept them as nakama, even if only little by little. In Sasuke’s eyes, before he even noticed it, he and Naruto became mutual good rivals capable of boosting up each other’s skills - and also, when his heart was about to be swallowed by Orochimaru’s wicked cursed seal again, he was rescued by Sakura…

‘as they go on countless missions together, he sees her strengths and weaknesses and views her as someone he needs to protect’

「呪印の影響で暴走するサスケを身を挺して鎮めるサクラ。サクラのサスケを想う心が、邪な力を 包 み込む。  

↳ Sakura willingly and bravely calms the rampaging Sasuke under the influence of the cursed seal. Sakura’s heart, thinking of Sasuke, devours the wicked power.

 For Naruto who was considered a failure, Sasuke was more than an annoying
guy who got the best grades: he was also the rival that won Sakura’s heart, for whom Naruto is in love …! That’s why he always gets annoyed with Sasuke

Sasuke, who only had power for revenge, becomes stronger because of his companions. His true place would have been a future among them.

Growing distant, towards darkness. The one to appear before him as he began leave was Sakura. To the back of a Sasuke that tried to avert from what was being left behind, Sakura desperately conveys her feelings. Bright and earnest feelings - feelings that did not want to lose Sasuke.
The one who filled his lonely existence with the emotion called love was Sakura. But, as expected, Sasuke cannot respond to those feelings. Sasuke was only able to leave a single word of thanks as word of parting. 

Friendship and love, a future filled with warmth. But as long as he is there, he cannot make his dream come true. This is why he throws away a future with his friends. To make dreams of revenge a reality…

As is confirmed by the databook.

Sasuke risked his life for them both, and he would have done it again no thinking what so ever, partly because he is a selfless person and also because they already imprinted on his mind. Sasukes relationship with Naruto is given a rivalry mixed with friendship context early on and my friend who had 0 to do with naruto burrowed volume one from me and in school while she was reading asked me if sasuke and sakura end up together, because authorial context is clear

In fact this scene builds up a very good argument I have for this ship that I will get to, where we first learn of his entire stance in the story and sakura is like? Mind you, this was at a time before sasuke ever spoke about these things to anyone…he made me cry is not something he ever told anyone other than sakura. She was intuitive to he him, even during the war when she had a feeling he’d start shit up early on.

You could argue he is blushing bc he is embarrassed… but he has had girls thirsting after him since he was fresh out the womb. ‘he came off stand offish’ well, yes naturally when a person is suffering from trauma and survivors guilt they tend to isolate themselves and become reclusive and irritable. Now, add the fact that the trauma happened at such a young age and you have a sasuke. But he still, took out the time to say he’s emo (a joke ofc)

The only ‘romantic context’ ever given to Naruto and Sasuke was the ‘accidental kiss’ which ended up like this

Over the course of the series we see Sasukes attachment to team 7, in the same context given before. Best friend and rival, girl he feels protective affection for.

however, the context between sasusaku was always romanticized

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Behind the Scenes of The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky (Part Two)

Excerpts from Jason Arnopp’s set report from DWM 396

UNIT and the Sontarans both have a code of conduct.  A sense of honour.  Are the two sides really so different?  Joining David for dinner-time deserts (he brings the deserts; DWM makes the tea) we ask for his take on the matter.

“The Doctor’s anti-military stance throughout this story is clearly showing that parallel a bit”, he considers, “with his insistence that we don’t need guns and all this ammunition.  Although, of course, the Doctor did work for UNIT! It’s quite a grey area, where the Doctor stands on all that.  He obviously doesn’t like to get his hands dirty. There’s also the whole situation with Martha. I think he’s very proud of her for being there and doing what she’s doing. But he’s maybe even disappointed, at first, to see she may have gone over to what he might consider the dark side!  She’s transformed. In fact, in the scenes we’ve been doing today she’s literally transformed, in that she’s not actually Martha!”

When we emerge from David’s trailer, having put the world to rights, Freema Agyeman passes by, chuckling, “I just left half me make up inside a gas mask,” she reveals. “No one’ll want to use that again!”

Additional parts of this photoset: [one]  [three]  [four]  [five]  [six]
The rest of the behind-the-scenes photosets are available [ here ]

for some reason i feel like engaging with stalkers and receiving nasty messages aren’t the same thing but maybe that’s just me

amerok22  asked:

Sorry if you've already answered this, but I'm curious to know how this time travel stuff would work for your comic. For some of the couples living in the past, and the ones in the ww specifically, how will interacting with some of the couples in the future change the course of history? What if they learn of an important German base or something that they hadn't known about previously from the future and then acted upon that information in the past?How would that effect "modern" times?

I’ve never mentioned “time travel” to be honest! Though it’s applicable for one of the storylines, the entire story has nothing to do with time travel! It’s about totally different universes. Each worlds can be just slightly different from the others or a completely different thing (magic, dragons etc).

But.. as a matter of fact, the vintage gays and the modern gays are in the same timeline, and to answer your question: they have other things to worry about. I mean, the modern gays do tell the vintage gays about how the war is over and what happened, they even talk about LGBT rights and new technology and show them history books and stuff; but it doesn’t change anything. Even if the vintage gays do change things in 1942 thanks to knowledge from the future, who is to say that the future isn’t what it is because of their actions, too? Because history books don’t mention this or that? I mean, the possibilities are endless, but one timeline is one timeline. Whatever happens, even if there’s time jumps and “leaked information from the future”, it doesn’t change anything, because History’s already been written and is not gonna change, whatever good or bad they do with said information.

To make it easier to understand: Take a whole other story. If a villain wanted to kill the Hero and chose to go back in time to kill him when he is a baby, the villain would fail. Things would just keep happening that’ll cause the villain to fail. Because in the future (aka the villain’s present) the Hero is alive, and it can’t be changed.

It’s just my personal stance on how the time passes. History has already been written, but it doesn’t mean that your present choices are any less important and significant. 
I’d love to keep elaborating because I’m a sucker for all of this (I mean I wrote a whole story about it), but all will be explained as best I can in the actual comic :)


Judgment systems where creativity is concerned, cannot truly define what’s actually good or bad or better than something or someone else. It can be fun and entertaining at times, but everyone has their own identity and reason to be heard. It’s good for people to have opinions and a stance on art. Everyone’s story and intention is different. But you can’t let someone else’s interpretation of it define who you are and how you feel about it. Or break your spirit if it’s not heard or understood at the exact moment you want it to be.”


Hi, Nonny. First, I understand that you’re attempting to be respectful and polite, so please note that my response will be in kind. I’m addressing this because I want people to understand the philosophy behind what I do here and I also want to set up some clear boundaries and expectations. 

You asked that I engage with you, so I’m going to address your submission point by point.

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About Sam: I'm pretty sure his fingers were notably brown from a suntan, being an outdoor worker, in contrast to the higher-class Frodo, Merry and Pippin. Also to be remembering that at Tolkien's time, Brown and even "Black Irish" often referred to hair and eyes rather than skin tone. Dammit.

I agree that, if we were to go by what Tolkien’s likely intentions were, most of the characters described as “less fair” or anything similar were probably meant to look like people that we, today, would consider white (for anyone who doesn’t know, at least in the US many Europeans, especially from the southern and eastern countries, weren’t considered to be “white” until relatively recently - the last century or so. So it’s likely that Tolkien’s idea of “white” people was limited mainly to those from western Europe.)

However, my personal (and, for posts on this blog, “official”) stance on interpreting Tolkien’s stories, when it comes to issues of representation (with regards to race and gender) is to take advantage of his vaguer descriptions to get as much diversity out of the story as possible - a policy wonderfully summed up by these lovable pirates, I think:

Doctor Strange: Two Wongs Don’t Make A Right - Quill’s Scribbles

Do you like my little pun?… No?… Well fuck you, I thought it was funny!

Yes it looks like Marvel Studios have once again put their foot in it with regards to their increasingly controversial Doctor Strange movie, and I once again have to take time out of my day to talk about it. I mean for God’s sake Marvel, I have other things to do you know. Other movies to hate. I could be shitting all over Suicide Squad right now, but no. Instead we have to do this song and dance again, do we? Sigh. Well come on then. Let’s get this over with.

So apparently Scott Derrickson was going to leave Doctor Strange’s manservant Wong out of the movie for fear of racial stereotyping, only to then bring the character back for fear of being accused of whitewashing when Tilda Swindon was cast in the role of the Ancient One. But that’s good right, I hear you saying. It shows that he’s aware of the controversy and is trying to correct it.

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Let’s actually analyse what he’s saying, shall we?

In an interview with LA Daily News, Derrickson said:

“I was very happy with [casting Tilda Swinton], but I was also very conscious that in doing that I was erasing a significant potential Asian role. I was going to leave Wong out of the movie at first; he was an Asian sidekick manservant, what was I supposed to do with that? But once the decision was made to cast Tilda, we brought Wong back because, unlike the Ancient One, he could be completely subverted as a character and reworked into something that didn’t fall into any of the stereotypes of the comics.”

He’s a slippery bastard, isn’t he? He’s trying to create the image that he’s the struggling filmmaker navigating the minefield of controversy, but in reality it’s a pathetic attempt to disguise both his own closet racism and his clear ineptness as a storyteller. See, if it’s possible to rework Wong into something that didn’t fall into any racial stereotypes, why is it not possible to do the same thing for the Ancient One? I don’t understand. How is that impossible? It would be difficult, sure, but it’s not beyond the realms of possibility. In fact any sensible white filmmaker directing a movie featuring certain Asian cultures would actually hire Asian writers and consultants to assist them. To make sure that they’re not falling into stereotypes or inadvertently offending people. But Derrickson didn’t do that. Looking at IMDB, the writing and production crew consist entirely of white men, and Derrickson’s comments leads to a rather startling insinuation. That it’s okay to put that kind of effort in when the Asian character is only the sidekick to the white male protagonist, but when it’s a prominent lead role, suddenly it becomes ‘too hard’.

Amazingly Derrickson is sticking to his guns about the casting of Tilda Swindon as the Ancient One even though the decision is undeniably racist on so many levels. It’s really quite astounding to think that the original source material from the 60s, with its Asian stereotypes and the mighty whitey trope, is technically more progressive than this 2016 adaptation. I mean sure the Ancient One is a racist stereotype, but at least he’s Asian. Derrickson, on the other hand, decides the best way to deal with the racial stereotyping is to remove said race altogether, rather than put actual effort into making the Ancient One a more three dimensional character that doesn’t fall into racial pitfalls. That is the very definition of lazy. I mean he’s worried about people accusing him of whitewashing, hence why he brought back Wong, but surely a far simpler solution would be to NOT whitewash your Asian characters in the first place.

And yet he still pathetically tries to defend himself with this little gem:

“Diversity in movies is absolutely the responsibility of producers and directors. In this movie, we have about as diverse a cast as I think you can get, and that was a very conscious decision. Tilda was a way of adding diversity in terms of not just an ethereal, enigmatic, otherworldly actress playing an ethereal, enigmatic, otherworldly character, but we’re bringing a middle-aged woman who’s not 28 years old in leather pants into the Marvel Universe in a major role.”

First of all, I think someone needs to educate him on what the word ‘diverse’ actually means. Call it a hunch, but I don’t think there’s an outcry for films to represent the ‘ethereal, enigmatic and otherworldly’ community. I’m pretty sure there isn’t an ‘Ethereal, Enigmatic & Otherworldly Lives Matter’ movement. And second, while he does make a good point about it being nice that we have a middle aged woman in a prominent role, there’s no reason whatsoever why they couldn’t cast a middle aged Asian woman in the role. What about someone like Michelle Yeoh? She would have made a great Ancient One.

I just wish someone at Marvel would have the balls to stand up and say ‘Hey, you’re right. We screwed up. This is racist. We’re sorry’. Instead all we get is lies, excuses and general bullshit. People are still clinging to the idea that the Ancient One had to be white due to the political climate between China and Tibet, even though it’s been proven time and time again that that is categorically false. The film doesn’t have to be set in Tibet, it isn’t set in Tibet as far as I’m aware, the film doesn’t need to take a political stance because the story has nothing to do with that, and there isn’t even any need to mention the fact that the Ancient One comes from Tibet in the first place. It’s a complete non-issue. And yet the Marvel higher-ups, some of the MCU’s more braindead fans and even a few journalists still persist in this nonsensical non-argument to excuse Marvel’s blatant racism.

It’s quite simple really. The reason why the Ancient One is white is because writing a PC version of a prominent Asian character would require actual effort and hard work. But they’re willing to make an exception provided said Asian character is in the background, trailing after the white male lead. Guys, Marvel are not the innocent victims of political correctness here. Scott Derrickson did not make these decisions out of the goodness of his fucking heart. And they certainly don’t have the Asian community’s best interests in mind. I refuse to believe any filmmaker or studio can be this clueless about these issues. I don’t buy it, and neither should you.