still kind of can't believe it

Harlots is wonderful and here’s why you should watch it:

  • it centres around the experiences of 18th century women in the sex industry without fetishising them or acting condescendingly towards them
  • it features gay women and they will almost definitely get together in the coming episodes (it’s not the kind of hinting that’s just queerbaiting, they’re legit setting up for these two women to fall in love and its going to be wonderful)
  • there are multiple black characters who are legitimately important to the plot as opposed to just background characters (also one of them is gay). It’s set in the 18th century so it’s great that it’s acknowledging that there were plenty of non-white people in London 200+ years ago.
  • the costumes (the whole aesthetic really) are absolutely beautiful
  • it’s based on real historical sources such as Harris’ List of Covent Garden Ladies and there’s loads of fun things to pick up on for people who know a bit about this time period
  • following on from the last point, it gives a largely accurate portrayal of what the sex industry was like in the 18th century
  • it features a lot of platonic and familial female relationships as well as romantic ones
  • there’s a dominatrix spy in it

chris has done a lot of funny things on the age of ultron press tour, so naturally i had to draw steve doing some of them… my favourite is the second one down on the right ✌

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And all of those clichés I had about the country and the people, it kind of was all dispersed straight away. So we had a lot to talk about.

Dev Patel on his experience portraying the true story of Saroo Brierley in Lion

another quick lil’ PSA

If somebody is in a costume, even one of a character, they are still somebody in a costume.  They are not, in fact, the character.

It does not matter what your intent is, whether it’s as a joke or not: harrassment of a person in a costume is still harrassment of a person.

Do not make sexual comments to people in costumes.  Do not ignore their physical barriers and try to justify your behavior with “but I’m doing this to the character, not to the person!”

You are not “glomping” the real live Sans, or the real live Bendy, or the real live Rose Quartz or whoever.  You are forcing yourself upon a human being in a costume.

Intent does not matter: the end result is that this behavior is both inappropriate and, in some cases, worthy of legal charges.

If somebody tells you that what you are doing or have done is making them uncomfortable, the appropriate response is not to go “you hurt my feelings; I’m a very emotional person!!”  The appropriate response is to apologize sincerely (WITHOUT making it about you; none of this “don’t hate me, i’m crying right now” shit is a real apology) and to back off and leave the person alone.

And it is never, ever, EVER appropriate to touch somebody without their express consent.

So it’s been well established that if James wants to leave the plantation, he’s going to leave the fucking plantation, that’s not up for debate for obvious reasons. But what if Thomas doesn’t want to leave?…

Hear me out: As far as we know Thomas hasn’t been fighting, not like James anyway, he’s been through a lot and I imagine the loss of James and Maranda where not at all easy on him, but after however many years and whatever unimaginable horrors he’s seen and been through in Bethlem, this place must have felt like heaven, or as close to it as he could get while carrying the grief of his loss. And as time goes by, Thomas being the somewhat rational man he is and having been humbled by his experiences has come to terms with this life, choosing to memorializes his loved ones instead of grieving them by making this house a home or so to speak. He builds collection of books he knows James and Maranda would both have enjoy and shares them with the men and women of like mine that he finds here. He enjoys his parlor talks (aka supper) as he once did in London but is even less bothered by the opinions of his peers now and speaks his mind even more freely. He’s made friends here, people who look up to him and admire the way he shines with grace even in a place so far removed from high society. The men who run this place are kind and beyond lenient and only fearsome in show. Yes the labor is hard work, but he’s come to find it very rewording in many ways. The pay is very little but they don’t have much to spend it on anyway it’s mostly used for bargain whatever personal effects aren’t provided whenever the lady of the house makes her trips to the market.

This place is safe. So safe that Thomas doesn’t have to think twice before kissing James passionately in the middle of the field, and I’d trust that after everything they’d both been through as much as emotions run high in a moment like that, I doubt Thomas would take any kind of risk again, and of course no one bats an eye.

So now we have James still in utter shock, still believing this is all a dream and it takes him a few weeks to really accept and adjust to it all, and he is given that time, and Thomas is here to guide him into this new chapter of his life but of courses he knows his Lieutenant even after all these years; he sees the way James is analyzing and calculating everything and everyone, knows he’s planning something, he doesn’t know the extent of his brutality but if he knows anything about the man he left in London is that like himself, once his mind is set to something he will stop at absolutely nothing to achieve it. But Thomas is home here and even more so now with James, so he sets out to make him see that they can have a prosperous and long life behind these gates, he walks hand in hand with him through the fields, takes him on picnics, introduces him as his lover to his friends and kisses him at supper surrounded by workers and overseers alike (even makes him cry out at night fully aware that everyone around them can hear every filthy word) But James is stubborn and is still intent on leaving so Thomas puts his foot down in a way James has never seen before…

“If you truly want to leave this place then know I would follow you to the end of the world and back. Nothing will separate us this time, not even death, I can promise you that. But what I will not let you do is hurt the people here, you will not fight your way out of this James. The people here are good, they are merciful and the men and women who have been sent here deserve a place like this, a safe place where the horrors of so called civilization cannot touch them. You’ve been here over a month now yet you have not suffered or seen any indignities to speak of. I know you find the work to be beneath us -beneath you- in someway, but do tell me where else in the world -new or old- that you know of where we could hold each other, kiss each other out in the open completely unbothered. There is life here, there is joy here, all that is left is for you to embrace it.”

James of course starts ugly crying again because he thinks of Maranda and all the warnings she tried to give him, even the one back in London. He nods quietly in agreement. And so they stay.

But they end up being kicked out anyway because they are too fucking loud like almost every goddamn night so they are put into a small cottage outside the main house and live the rest of their life happily there till they are too old to work in the field and so they help with the children: James teaches them to fight (and never excludes the girls because why would he ever) and Thomas reads them wonderful adventure stories. And they die peacefully together in their sleep at the ripe old age of never.

And obviously I got a touch carried away but yeah, Thomas could want to stay.

  • Zen: I still can't believe you two are dating. The more I think about it, the more I shake my head. Like, how...?
  • Yoosung: To be honest, at first I didn't think it'd work. But, hey, Saeran is amazing, he's smart, he's funny... sometimes... he's ridiculously attractive, and he's always there when I need him.
  • Yoosung: (looks expectantly at Saeran)
  • Saeran: Oh? Yeah, what he said. Plus, uh, the sex is great, because, eh, he's got a big dick.
  • Zen: ...
  • Yoosung: ...
  • Saeran: I'm sorry. Yoosung said all the things that I too wanted to say and I, kind of, you know, panicked.
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re-watching Strictly Ballroom and since I can’t hear “the federation” without thinking trek, naturally: Strictly Ballroom AU! (i mean…both Nichelle Nichols and Zoe Saldana were dancers so…) Spock just wants to dance his own steps, the absolute rebel. and Idk….a vulcan would be strong enough to do really acrobatic moves with a dance partner. for spock tuesday!

anonymous asked:

i can't believe we were waiting 4 years just for THIS, i feel depressed and sad and i'm still in denial, how was it for you when you first read that ymir is dead?

Honestly still unsure how to feel. 

It all feels off. Momtaku put it best, it felt like characterization was sacrificed in order to keep the story going. We saw that with Historia’s odd reaction to the letter, we see it now with Ymir. On top of that, having to wait 4 years just for this kind of outcome is beyond disappointing. 

To be honest, it just pushes me further into the belief that Isayama is rushing the story to its conclusion. Between the constant time skips, characterization getting butchered in favor of pushing the plot further, it just feels like SnK has been losing itself. Ever since the basement. 

I will say this though, even though this felt like a huge waste of time, I can walk away knowing that I made a good number of friends along the way who all cared about Ymir and Historia as I did, and we’ll continue to be friends long after SnK is dead and forgotten. Ymir will always be in our hearts though, and in the story her presence will still be there in Historia through the words and ideals she left behind for her to push her to be who she is now.

I also get the feeling this isn’t the last we will see of Ymir, death hardly stops a character from being implemented further into a story, and who knows, maybe the paths will come up again and Historia can use that to have a proper goodby with Ymir. 

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Would you trade this war to make it so? It is some kind of hell to be forced to choose one irreplaceable thing over another.

I woke up to 4,000 followers on Tumblr this morning. Thank you for following my blog that’s mostly about daddies and my journey as an overweight gay male navigating our body obsessed culture. I’m always humbled by your likes, comments, shares, private messages and kind anons. Hugs to you all

-daresaypj

anonymous asked:

The divisiveness of my horse prince aside, I found their interactions in this vid quite cute. They kept leaning up against each other, and I can't believe they started quoting the tatinof cake scene. But also, I was interested again in the way they interacted with the fan art, esp Phil pretty enthusiastically showing Dan the last one. Like, they still commented on the art's disturbing nature, but they seemed kind of at peace with finding humor in it as well, esp phil, which I found interesting

yes!!! if anything they encouraged people to ‘keep it coming’ lol or just peacefully told people to do whatever makes them happy. still quite bored by the gameplay in this but it’s clear that it makes THEM laugh and that they’re having a lot of fun with it, so for my personal interests as a viewer, which lie mostly in the realm of wanting to see them have fun and interact as naturally as possible, this series doesn’t bother me too much. i feel like phil especially is into this game in a weird way, like he’s the one who keeps getting hyped for each new convo and kept saying he wants to know what happens next. and if this game is what he needs to get more comfortable voicing flirty comments at a male character ( “feel my brush” “that was satisfying” “it’s dreamy” “i’d like that (yuuma’s dreamy face) as a poster in my bathroom”) then i’m so here for it 

also was completely unprepared to hear them act out … whatever that last scene was … and dan’s choking noises …. and the reference to the tatinof cake scene … and phil literally saying “have another mouthful for philly” .. jfc. they r gross and they know it smh 

also dan saying “this is our life now,” in the singular, then phil saying “i can’t believe we just spent actual money on this.” nice. 

(my horse prince #3)

Two movies, second time I cry.
Clearly, Damien Chazelle knows how to use music….no, how to make live it.
Like the instruments of a jazz band, there is a constant dialog between the narration and the music ; the camera dances, the melodies feels, the colors sings…

Whiplash was inflamed, La La Land is solar. This movie is a call to joy and love, “It’s another day of sun” like the world is crying at the beginning.
It reminds me so much of Singing in the Rain, the kind of movie that only wants you to feel good and enjoy the music of life. 

That is definitely a Land I will want to go again.

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the pics came out kind of blurry, but this is the best i could do because i’m shaking from excitement so badly 

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Hakuouki ~ The Moods of Hijikata Toshizo

All cropped square and can be used as icons. 530 x 530

Please feel free to use. Reblogs always appreciated.

There are captions (progression from Neutral Hijikata to Yelling Hijikata ).

Collection specifically for @tealdeertamer (but also for @shell-senji and several other Hijikata fans out there–you know who you are @sabinasanfanfic et al).