story of the thousand year door

Most American school children learn that Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, leading us to join World War II. This week marks the 75th anniversary of Japanese-Americans being subsequently rounded up and interned as suspected enemies of the state. But there’s another tragic and untold story of American citizens who were also interned during the war. I’m a member of the Ahtna tribe of Alaska and I’ve spent the better part of 30 years uncovering and putting together fragments of a story that deserves to be told.

In June 1942, Japan invaded and occupied Kiska and Attu, the westernmost islands of Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, an archipelago of 69 islands stretching some 1,200 miles across the North Pacific Ocean toward Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. From a strategic perspective, Japan wanted to close what they perceived as America’s back door to the Far East. For thousands of years, the islands have been inhabited by a resourceful indigenous people called Aleuts. During the Russian-American Period (1733 to 1867), when Alaska was a colonial possession of Russia, Russian fur-seekers decimated Aleut populations through warfare, disease, and slavery.

Shortly after Japan’s invasion, American naval personnel arrived with orders to round up and evacuate Aleuts from the Aleutian Chain and the Pribilof Islands to internment camps almost 2,000 miles away near Juneau. Stewardship of the internment camps would fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USF&WS). Furthermore, orders included the burning of the villages to the ground, including their beloved churches, as part of a “scorched earth” policy. The Army’s stated purpose was to protect the Aleuts, who were American citizens, from the dangers of war. But one officer told astonished Aleuts that it was, as he put it, “Because ya’ll look like Japs and we wouldn’t want to shoot you.” That exchange is part of a documentary video called Aleut Evacuation.

The Other WWII American-Internment Atrocity

Photo: National Archives, General Records of the Department of the Navy

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Been in a Paper Mario mood the last couple of days, but since my Gamecube is packed away right now I couldn’t just go play it.. So I settled for doodling my favourite partners from TTYD to fill my craving for one of my favourite games of all time! Get wrecked, Shadow Queen!

(also they’re transparent!)

I want a high fantasy story set in the modern day.

A world of epic battles and prophesied kings and elves and dwarves and hobbits.

And also cell phones and laptops and cars.

Not an urban fantasy, either, because those nearly all deal with the magical world living in *secret* from the mundane one.

I want it to be that the kids down the street are elves and your next-door neighbor is a dwarf and everyone goes to the Shiretown of the city for the best beers and pipeweed.

I want orc rights movements and goblin solidarity and troll education programs.

I want kids going to the zoo to look at the unicorns and griffins and jackalopes.

And Ms. Flaming Claw, who is a fucking dragon and invites people in for tea on Thursdays and is a thousand years old and goes by Agatha.

I want modern high fantasy.

CLOSE TO 10,000 FOLLOWERS

HOLY HECK, WE’RE ALMOST AT THIS MILESTONE I SERIOUSLY CAN’T BELIEVE IT

I ended up missing out on celebrating 7,500 for one reason or another, but I’m not going to miss 10,000! This is a huge deal for me and makes me so very glad that I can entertain this many people ;v;

To celebrate, I’m thinking of accepting doodle and comic prompts :3

To submit a prompt, you must do the following (if you don’t do the following your prompt will not be accepted no ifs, ands, or buts)

  • Reblog a comic from today until the milestone is reached (I’ll mention in the tags or the post which comics apply)
  • Tag that comic with either “doodle: [series name] [insert prompt here]” or “comic: [series name] [insert prompt here]”
  • Doodle prompts can be from anything, but Comic prompts need to be from something I’m familiar with (sorry - it won’t work otherwise :( If you want to know if I know a series, just check the list below or - if it’s not on the list - just ask!)
  • Make sure you only put ONE prompt per comic!
  • Make the prompts brief please. I get the feeling I’ll get a decent amount of them, so by default I’ll probably skip longer ones;;
  • You have to be following me at the time I’m choosing or your rompt won’t be counted (it makes sense - I’m celebrating followers after all!)

Once I reach 10,000 followers, I’ll pick a handful of the comics that I posted between now and then to check the tags of. From those, I’ll pick out the prompts that I think that I could do justice :>

In other words, please keep in mind that there is no guarantee that your prompt will be chosen. When I did a 500 follower celebration that already had me work on 68 pieces, so for 10,000 I very obviously cannot do all of them.

BELOW THE READMORE (sorry mobile >_<) IS A LIST OF SERIES (well, most of them) THAT I’M FAMILIAR WITH (aka ones that I can make comics from)

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The Gem that came through the wall

In ‘The Zoo’ the humans spoke about a myth of Gem coming through the wall to help a hurt human. And earlier in 'Gem heist’ Holly Blue begins to talk about the same thing before being cut of by Ruby’s 'distraction’. The whole story felt like it had a lot of meaning to it rather than just being dramatically explained to certify that it is, indeed, a door.
So a lot of people have been discussing how the Zoo may have a originally been manned by Rose Quartz gems and that’s how Rose came to fall in love with the Human race. So what if, our Rose Quartz was the one gem to come through that door in thousands of years? And that once experience was enough to spark Rose’s ideas of freedom.
Imagine it! Rose starts sneaking into the Zoo behind her managers back to meet the humans and talk to them. She slowly falls more in love with them all and begins to resent her own Diamond for trapping them this way. Then they start telling her stories of Earth and how beautiful it was. Rose then starts resenting the empire she lives in for hurting the Earth. Then imagine her face when they tell her about the freedom they would’ve had on Earth to be who they want.
Rose sneaking away to talk to Humans and hear about their life on Earth could’ve been the whole reason Rose turned on Homeworld! She could’ve heard about the life they lead and sworn to do anything to get there.

anonymous asked:

Hey love! Do you know any fics where either h or l is a past/recovering alcoholic? Past drug addict is okay too, but mainly alcohol please. Love you 😘

Sure !!

- Feels Like Coming Home , by @phd-mama​ : The last thing Harry Styles expects when he’s hanging out at the Someday Cafe in Somerville one rainy October day is for his ex, Louis Tomlinson to walk through the door, but that’s exactly what happens. After a spectacularly ugly break-up three years prior, Harry hasn’t heard one word from Louis, and he’s moved on. Gotten over him. But having Louis back in his life, not to mention working at the restaurant where he’s a chef, isn’t easy, and the feelings that Harry thought he’d left turn out to be not so easily forgotten. This is a story about love and the power of forgiveness, and how the hard choices we make define us, and change our lives. (60k, E)

- A Thousand Miles From Comfort , by @littlelouishiccups: In which Louis is a closeted gay actor and a recovering addict with a troubled past. Harry is the personal trainer who helps him get his life back in shape.With Liam as Louis’ childhood best friend, Zayn as a famous R&B artist, and Niall as a fanboy.(aka the trainer au) (74k, E)

- With These Arms Folded  , by @taggiecb​ : Harry Styles is living a peaceful existence in California as a very successful song writer. He has his lake house, and his cat, and his small town existence. That is until he receives a curious email one sunny summer morning, and his life almost immediately gets turned upside down buy a force that’s bigger than any storm he’s seen outside his window. (21k, NR)

- burn to ash , by @bethaboolou : Harry is sitting there, so fucking casual, and Louis realizes in a split second he was not ready. When Harry walked out in Detroit and never looked back, he was a boy verging on a man, still only twenty years old, but there’s a man in his place now. Hard and resolute, yes, but still, for the first time in a long time, Louis can kind of see the old Harry in him. The soft, directness of his gaze, the hesitant smile he gives to Lou, the way he wrings his ridiculously large hands in his lap.He’s a little bit the eager sixteen year old puppy dog again, his innocence and sweetness resurrected miraculously, and Louis freezes in place. He was prepared to face the asshole Harry. He was prepared to meet a whole new Harry. Louis is not prepared to meet one of the old incarnations of Harry, and it absolutely tears him up.Or the fic where Harry spirals out of control, the band breaks up, and then he shows back up, five years later. (116k, E)

- the dreams you left behind  , by cat331x13  : After Louis returns from a week-long guest spot a US chat show to an empty flat and a ‘Dear John’ letter from Harry, life as he knows it changes completely. Fast-forward two years and Louis has taken to hiding away in a tiny village in the English countryside where he isn’t known as Louis Tomlinson, ex-boybander, and has managed to live a relatively quiet life. That is until Liam, Zayn and Niall come to see him and he remembers everything he has tried to forget.When he reads of Harry’s Christmas engagement in the papers, he does the only thing he knows to mask his sorrow; drinks so much he ends up in hospital. Cue visiting family and a return to London, where he learns not everything is as it seems, the mistakes of the past can be forgiven and that maybe he might get his happy ending after all. (31, T)

I’m gonna add these fics even if it’s not technically past alcoholism :

- No One Does It Better  , by  nodibs Harry’s an alcoholic and Louis is a bartender. The first time they meet isn’t the first time they’ve met. (50k, E)

- I’m always tired but never of you , by @lalalaartje​ : Harry is a photographer on his way to a summer course in Paris. Louis is a almost paediatric resident on his way home after a month of backpacking through Europe. They meet after their train is stranded in a foreign city. All they have is one night before they each leave for their own destination, so they decide to make the most of it.
Or the Before Sunrise adaptation that somehow decided to be a hospital fic with doctor!Louis who pines after photographer!Harry who is currently at the other side of the North Sea.
(30k, NR)

- To Give You a Hand to Hold   , by @gettingaphdinlarry​ : Marine Louis Tomlinson is medically discharged when an IED explodes in Afghanistan. Months later, he’s reunited Stateside with his Navy medic Harry Styles. The two of them shelter each other even as they refuse to admit they’re in the throes of PTSD, until one night nearly destroys them. (26k, not really alcoholism, but alcohol abuse)

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@suppermariobroth You guys excited about the New Paper Mario coming out? No, silly! Not Paper Mario: Color Splash! The fan-made HD re-texture project of Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64 by Nelde! 

“New Paper Mario is an unofficial retexture project for the original Paper Mario game for the Nintendo 64. This means that I’m taking every texture from the original game, enhancing them using new textures I create in illustrator and Photoshop, and loading them back into the game using an emulator.”

Check out @newpapermario on Tumblr and Nelde on DeviantART and give them your support! #newpapermario

White Rabbit - Thirty Three

“Spencer! What the hell was that all about?”

It was after dinner and all the remaining chores had been done. Spencer and Alice were walking back to their new hut and Alice was whispering furiously to him.

“What? Oh come on Ally, you can’t tell me you’ve not been dying to ask him those questions. Plus, I wanted to judge his reactions.”

“And?”

“And it’s like you said to me before, he seems to genuinely believe everything he’s saying. He gave no indication of actually being aware of Lewis Carroll and his Alice stories, but it’s likely it’s come from somewhere deep within his subconscious. Perhaps his mother or a carer used to read them to him before…. Well before whatever happened to him, happened.”

“Do you think we’ll ever know what actually did happen to him to make him believe the things he does?” This was one of the major things that was eating away at Alice.

“Honestly? Probably not. Even with our advanced technology Penelope hasn’t been able to figure out who is actually is and where he came from. Thousands of children go missing each year, either through abductions or running away from home. The story when the Goldstein’s found him was big enough to make the local and some national newspapers because of who they were, so it’s a possibility that his real parents or guardians would have seen it and that they just didn’t care.”

They stopped outside of their hut.

“But that’s so sad,” Alice commented.

“Yes, it is. But it happens. More than you’d like to think.”

She didn’t reply, opening the door to their ‘home’ and entering it, kicking off her shoes. The huts were very simplistic with only one room that housed a bed, a fire place and some cupboards and counters for storage. There were communal toilets and showers for everyone to use and meals were prepared and eaten together in the main hall anyway. It was only the house where Lewis and Rebecca lived, where Alice had lived, that had it’s own bathroom and kitchen.

“So what do we do now?” she asked, lowering herself onto the bed.

“Make contact with the team.”

Spencer rummaged in his bag and found the cell phone, typing in the code that would switch it to radio transmission instead. When he’d spoken to Charlie alone earlier he’d asked about the camp’s own radio, pleased to be told that it was no longer in use. Spencer tapped away, adjusting the frequencies until finally he heard the voice of his supervisor.

“Dr Reid, Alice?”

“We can hear you,” Spencer replied, moving to sit by Ally on the bed.

“We’ll make this quick, just in case. You’re both doing very well, keep it up. The plan that Charlie mentioned to you both earlier will definitely work and that area of the compound is a decent spot to do it in. We can’t do it tonight though, we need access to that gate to pull it down when Charlie is on duty which is tomorrow, according to what we overheard earlier.”

“Yes,” Spencer nodded. “Eric is on duty there tonight.”

“So you two have one more day, then we’ll get you out.”

“How though,” Alice asked. “Do we go to the gate as well?”

This was something the team were still working on. Did they leave Alice and Spencer in until they’d taken the others into custody or did they ‘take them into custody’ at the same time. They might need Spencer and his mind if things went wrong.

“Do you think Charlie would be able to get you both a weapon?”

“We can ask,” Spencer replied.

“Then ask. Make contact with us again tomorrow night and we’ll let you know what needs to happen. For now though, both of you get some rest.”

Hotch signed off and Spencer reset the cell and placed it back into his bag. They both prepared for bed, sliding in next to each other.

Alice felt Spencer fidgeting, her brow furrowing when she looked over and saw he was removing his watch and stuffing it under his pillow. He tapped his neck, motioning for her to do the same with her pendant. She didn’t question him, however confused she was.

“They don’t need to hear this,” Spencer told her when she’d removed hers, pushing it under the mattress.

“Alright. What don’t they need to hear?”

“The way you and Charlie interact with each other…. Is Abby his?”

Ally was taken aback slightly at his question and then she shook her head.

“No. Nothing ever happened between us. I kissed him goodbye and that was it. Why do you ask?”

“Because even after all these years it still seems like he’d do anything for you. Which whilst that is immensely helpful to the team and our cause, did make me wonder whether there was another underlying reason other than him just being in love with you. Which he still is by the way. That’s plain to see.”

“Oh… Abby is Lewis’. He’s the only person I’ve been with, ever. And I don’t know why I feel like I need to tell you this, but I’m not in love with Charlie. For a while when I was here, I thought I was. But…. it’s strange, he was always there and if Lewis hadn’t have chosen me then I probably would have ended up with him but I didn’t.”

“The way you’re interacting with him now though, the little looks you give him, the small touches. You’re making him believe that you are and that there’s a chance for you two when this is over.”

“Because we need his help, right? So I’ll use what I have to get it.”

Spencer shook his head slightly, “You’re an extremely good actress Alice. It’s surprising.”

“Well you know, I had to rely on it when I was here before to keep myself in Lewis’ favour. It’s amazing how well you can lie when your life depends on it.”

“Just…. Be careful. When this is over, there’s a chance he’ll want more from you. And as friend as well as an Agent, I strongly recommend you don’t get into a relationship with him. If he’s still infatuated with you after all these years and still willing to risk things for you…. ”

“….I know what you’re thinking Spencer. Mental illness is hereditary. I’ll tread carefully when this is over. Also… So we’re friends now?” she smiled softly at him in the dim light of the room.

“I’d say so. Given the amount of time we’ve spent around each other…. You can put your pendant back on now.”

She nodded, shifting slightly on the bed. Rather than reaching under mattress though, she reached out and gently touched Spencer’s face, feeling him stiffen.

“Don’t worry… I’m not going to try anything inappropriate here. I just…. Thank you. For everything.”

They looked at each other for a moment, an understanding passing between them before she moved her hand away and reached for her necklace, Spencer doing the same for his watch. He knew the team would be wondering what that was all about but he had simply wanted to talk to her without them listening, he didn’t think they needed to hear that conversation.

The two settled down under the covers, closing their eyes and drifting off to sleep, not hearing the Park Ranger’s truck arriving in the middle of the night.

“What the….. Get off me! Spencer… SPENCER!”

Alice was being dragged out of the bed, her arms being twisted tightly behind her back.

The room was alight with flash lights and lanterns and she could make out the figures of Nicholas and Lewis hauling Spencer out too, him flailing as he tried and failed to fight the two men.

Alice struggled against the hold, whipping her head around to see that it was Eric who was gripping her and preventing her from moving, and she spotted Charlie and Rebecca in the corner of the room.

She narrowed her eyes at Charlie, seeing him shaking his head at her as she tried to lash out at Eric.

“Stop fighting,” Rebecca hissed at her. “Neither of you are going anywhere.”

Alice looked over to Spencer locking her eyes on his and trying to communicate with him. What did they do now?

“Are you FBI?” Lewis asked Spencer calmly, walking around so he was stood in front of him as Nicholas held him tightly.

He shook his head.

Rebecca crossed the room to Alice, Alice feeling the sharp sting on her face and tasting blood as her old friend slapped her hard around the mouth, causing her to bite down hard on her lip.

“Are you FBI?” Lewis asked him again.

Spencer shook his head once more as Rebecca reared her hand back and punched Alice in the stomach, knocking the breath out of her. Her knees buckled, only Eric’s grip keeping her upright.

“Are you FBI?” came the question again.

Alice saw the glint of steel in Rebecca’s hand and braced herself for the pain that was going to come. Spencer saw the knife at just the right time, noting the smile on Rebecca’s face.

“Yes……I’m FBI.”

Eric let go of Alice and she fell to the floor, rolling over into the fetal position as Lewis gave his next command.

“Tie them up and bring them to the main house. Do it quickly and quietly, gag them both.”

omg it’s 11:55! (O ///w///O) i barely made it in time!!! (7^   O ^)7 this is a gift for my very beloved @no-hux-given for their birthday!!! high school AU Hux and Kylo, skipping class and eating cupcakes behind the gym! (where they totally make out after <3)

this piece references back to the past!!! waaayyyy back to the past! to my very first Tumblr post in fact! high school AU Hux and Kylo were the first thing i ever drew here, which was for them!!! (-^ ___^-) <3 dood… for real… where would i be now if you hadn’t been so kind to me? would i even still be on Tumblr?! would i be the Pidgy i am today!?!? i can never know!!! but thank you! thank you so much for helping me to walk through this door (-^   o ^-) it’s changed my life in so many ways <3 All my love and a thousand hugs! i hope your year to come brings many positive changes and takes you in wonderful directions! you deserve it! *HUGS* <3 <3 <3

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It was so long ago that I don’t remember my initial reaction to the General White portion of the story, but the fact that so many other people unite in their hatred of it is somehow hilarious to me :x

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Listen Up Girl Meets World Fans!

Okay, GMW Fandom we need to have a chat. I haven’t been active over the last few months because I have a lot going on personally and professionally. However; that doesn’t mean I don’t care about GMW anymore. I’ve been quietly active in my own way for months.

I’ve called, emailed, and live chatted with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon about picking up the show. I made my planes4GMW paper airplanes for all four networks (the ones above and Disney). I reached out to my old boss at Disney (the VP of Disney’s in house creative agency) to see if he has any insight. He’s been kind of enough to answer my questions. What I’m saying is that I’m keeping my finger on the pulse of what is happening with GMW. I was doing it before the show was officially canceled and now I’m doing it to keep up with the effort to get the show picked up elsewhere.

When I saw everyone attacking Linda Ge, a prominent entertainment journalist, for her article yesterday I was disappointed, to say the least. I understand that Netflix was the first choice of venue for a lot of people but that’s not a reason to ignore what she is saying or to deride her abilities or integrity as a journalist.

As someone who worked in PR and Marketing for several years, I can assure you that there are numerous, numerous occasions on which someone in a corporation will anonymously give information to a journalist that they want the public to know without giving a quote or providing official confirmation from their company. That is how journalism works. Please, go read a newspaper; at least half of the articles will say “sources close to” or “sources deep inside the organization” “certain high ranking officials” etc. Journalism depends on the ability of a source to give information without revealing their identity. They may lose their job if their identity is revealed. A million things could happen. Sometimes it’s as simple as a corporation telling someone to approach a journalist but to retain anonymity because they want a piece of info out but they don’t want to publicly announce something. If I had to guess I would say this last possibility is exactly what happened with Netflix and Linda Ge.

As someone that now works as an editor for an online magazine, I can tell you that the process for getting an article published, especially by a legitimate source such as Yahoo, is incredibly rigorous. You need to confirm a story with at least three reliable sources. We don’t publish the additional sources or give readers their names, but you better believe both the journalist and the editor verified any story, especially one that breaks any type of news, with three sources.

There is no way Linda Ge wrote a story and got it published with false information.

Let me say this again: there is no way a reputable site like Yahoo would have published a story without verifying the veracity of the story first.

As for the people that contacted customer service at Netflix and were told it’s still possible; I think it’s wonderful that you’re attempting to be diligent. However, customer service is the lowest man on the totem pole of Netflix. Even when I worked for Guest Relations at Disney back in the day, there were many many times I knew information before it was officially announced to the public and if people asked me about it I was required to say no decision has been made, even if I knew a decision had been made and I knew what that decision was. My point is that 1) it’s likely that no one has told customer service what’s happening 2) it’s likely that even if customer service does know they are only allowed to say that no decision has been made and nothing is confirmed because that’s what corporate wants them to say.

Now, why would corporate want customer service to say nothing is confirmed? Most likely they aren’t planning on making an official announcement about not picking the show up. Networks and streaming platforms make announcements when shows are canceled but networks rarely, if ever make actual official announcements when they aren’t picking a show up. I can think of one example of a network/streaming platform that made an announcement about not picking up a canceled show. It very very rarely happens. If a network isn’t planning on announcing anything they aren’t going to have any of their representatives say anything because that defeats the purpose of not making an announcement.

To sum up: Linda Ge is Netflix’s announcement. They sent someone to her with the story, she was able to verify the story with other sources within Netflix (again the story wouldn’t be published if she couldn’t verify it with at least three sources). It was a back door way of letting us know what is happening and where we should be concentrating our efforts.

Look, I know Netflix got thousands of requests to pick up Girl Meets World. In the real world, that isn’t enough. Disney and Netflix have a very tense relationship as it is. They’ve had a tense relationship for a few years now. I have my Disney sources that say Disney Channel PR is freaking out and pushing for them to 1) either backtrack and renew GMW for a fourth season (I know for a fact that they’ve gotten a lot of complaints and parents saying they’re going to cancel their subscription to Disney/disney on demand or change their cable package to a less expensive one that doesn’t include Disney because they were only keeping it for GMW) or 2) sell the rights to any interested party. I know that my old boss was brought in for a few sessions related to GMW’s future over the past two weeks.

Things are not as bad as they seem. Netflix is 99.9% a no go. We need to be concentrating on platforms where we actually have a chance. This means Hulu, Amazon and I know people won’t like this but it also means Disney Channel. The rights are an issue regardless of where the show goes. Even though Hulu is owned by Disney, Disney Channel would have to sell the rights to Hulu because of the way Disney, as a company is structured. Lines of Business and separate entities under the Disney umbrella do not share money. What one entity earns or owns is not transferable to another Disney entity without a contract and financial exchange (the same way one would be required if it was going to a non Disney entity). What I’m saying is that the rights matter for Hulu as much as they do for Amazon. Even if you don’t want to target Disney Channel for renewing GMW (which is a possibility) you still need to target them for selling the rights to Hulu or Amazon.

I get that Netflix was the preferred platform for a lot of people. If I could pick anywhere for GMW to live I would pick Netflix. But we’ve been given a gift. Someone at Netflix (along with Linda Ge who has been a big fan of Girl Meets World for a long time and gave us the wonderful Jacobs interview last week and only wants to help our cause) decided that the best way for our campaign to succeed is for us to have as much information as possible so we can build and execute the best campaign possible. Netflix wanted this info out so we could make our Hulu and Amazon and Disney Channel efforts stronger and not waste time or resources on a platform that isn’t feasible.

You don’t have to believe Linda and you don’t have to believe me. This post pretty clearly spells out the way things work from the corporate side of giving journalists info anonymously as well as how the editorial and publication process works. It isn’t easy to get something published by a reputable source (which Yahoo News is, FYI). What I will ask is for all of you to stop attacking Linda. I ask all of you to stop thinking you know how the journalistic process works if you’ve never worked in journalism. I will ask you to stop pretending you understand how corporations and companies release information to journalists anonymously if they want a piece of information leaked.

If you still want to target Netflix that’s your choice. However, the wisest course of action is to target Hulu, Amazon and Disney Channel with everything you have. If you want to throw Netflix in there go for it. If you forego targeting Hulu, Amazon or Disney Channel in favor of targeting Netflix you are doing a disservice to saving the show we’ve all loved for three years. Putting the show ahead of your personal beliefs and desires to see the show on one particular platform is paramount.

Let’s continue to fight together to give this show the best possible chance of survival. The cast and crew deserve that from us, let’s not disappoint them.

In Stardust
BLYThe ILY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

IT’S @mustangsgloves​‘s birthday today!!!! Blythe, you are one of the most amazing people I know. Our conversations always bring a smile to my face. I love you more than Roy Mustang loves spinach quiche and I hope this is the best birthday ever. I wrote a song about your Royai/Rogue One AU fic ‘Welcome Home’ because it made me cry actual tears and I think about it like 5 times a day so I HOPE YOU LIKE THIS. (Also excuse my voice. I’m so sick I can’t feel my throat rn ;A;).

Thousands of years formed the minutes that I have known you for.
Everything comes down to what waits for us outside the door.
Lifetimes of stories, secrets, and dreams don’t matter anymore.
We lose our voices.

I can’t decide whose tears continue rolling down my face.
Fell back asleep before we realized we were awake.
I’m sorry we didn’t outrun the falling sky today.
It stole our voices.

Touch the sun now.
We are one
as it comes down.

Bury us in
the stardust
that we fought with.

Pieces of us are lost in the wreckage of yesterday.
Friends, comrades, all our hope, sacrificed for a better day.
Silence envelops us and tells me all you need to say.
Here are our voices.

Touch the sun now.
We are one
as it comes down.

Bury us in
the stardust
that we fought with.

Hold me as the light consumes us.
Hey, I love you.
Hey, I love you.

We’ve become each other’s stardust.
Hey, I love you.

We say goodbye.
Our hearts could
meet as they fly

to a new day.
One day soon
we will find it.

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I have a small head-canon that Rosalina would treat the villains as well as she would treat Mario. Just invite them all over and enjoy their company. ye

I SO DESPERATELY WISH THAT I COULD WEAR THESE SHOES


But alas, I was too anxious to try making custom shoes again that I just went with the first size of canvas ones I could find, and because they’re 1-2 sizes too big the fronts end up bending way too much when I walk in them. So I dare not put them on simply because I don’t want to crack any of the paint OTL;;


They were ridiculously fun to make all the same. I would absolutely love giving it another go after I look into some better techniques for working on shoes in general ;v;

gamerphobic  asked:

snopp give me your knowledge what is bionicles about

in the time before time, there were two dudes: mata nui, and the makuta. they were brothers, and makuta was the shithead one. mata nui was really nice and shit, so he made life and all of the matoran (regular people) and the toa (superheroes) to live in peace. makuta was like “fuck that shit” and knocked mata nui in to a coma and turned all of the animals evil.

then six heroes with amnesia showed up. these were the toa. they had all of the elements from avatar, plus one dude that specialized in rocks and one dude that specialized in ice. they had magic masks that gave them extra powers n shit. they arrived on the island of mata nui (named after the sleeping god) and collected more magic masks so they could defeat the makuta and save all of the matoran.

then they did that, and after that happened some evil bugs showed up called the bohrok and they started burning everything on the island. like, imagine if bulldozers were robot bugs and they were all just kinda bulldozing the earth clean. the toa stopped the bohrok by piloting sick-ass mecha and beating up the bohrok’s queens, who were two godzillas. 

after they beat up the two godzillas the toa got dunked in this funky shit called energized protodermis. that mutated them and gave them sick-ass silver armor and made their elemental powers stronger. once that happened, some fuckers called the Bohrok-Kal showed up and tried to revive the bohrok queens. the bohrok kal were basically generals in the bohrok army and they managed to steal the toa’s (now called Toa Nuva because of their sweet armor) elemental powers. the toa had to go on a quest to find the legendary mask of time which lets the wearer have Dio powers. they found it, used the time stop powers to cheat and beat the bohrok kal, and got their elemental powers back

knock knock, who’s there, it’s makuta, turns out he’s not dead and he made six horrible lizard sons called the rahkshi. the rahkshi have the ability to turn good guys evil, and that happened for a while, but then he got better. meanwhile, this matoran named takua who basically Sucked Dick and was extremely shitty and his mask always fell off (masks are kinda a thing in bionicle) went on an adventure to find a way to beat the rahkshi since the toa kept getting their asses kicked by them. takua found the Legendary Mask of Light, put it on, and became the seventh toa, Takanuva, the Toa of Light. takanuva went down on his sick flying motorcycle and fused with Makuta, becoming Takutanuva, and stopped the rahkshi an opened the Thousand-Year Door that was nestled under the island of Mata Nui.

oh, also, takanuva’s best friend jaller died. takutanuva used makuta’s life force to bring jaller back and they unfused. happy ending. 

behind the thousand-year door was another island under the island of mata nui: Metru Nui. the Turaga (the matoran’s village elders) showed up and said “ok so… we may have been lying about a lot of stuff because we never figured you guys would open that door. bombshell time, dudes: you seven aren’t the first toa. not by a long shot”

mind fucking blown

the next story arc is a flashback telling the tale of the Turaga, and how the Turaga used to be Toa. turns out, back in the past, Makuta tried to take over the super-advanced city of Metru Nui by impersonating the island’s mayor. the toa that would become the Turaga beat him up, but Makuta managed to wipe the memories of every Matoran and he severely weakened all of them. 

No big, the Toa Metru (thats what the turaga called themselves when they were toa) thought. we’ll just wake them up OH WAIT. Makuta called his evil buddies, Roodaka and Sidorak, to come take over the island and let them breed their giant spiders all over it. Roodaka, who was a gigantic lizard dominatrix, and Sidorak, who was basically a Baron of Hell except also a gigantic pussy, were like “uh naw dudes this shit is ours” and mutated the Toa Metru in to quasi-modo lookin motherfuckers called the Toa Hordika. the Toa Horidka were half animal, half dude, and not in the sexy way either. some stuff happened, angst took place, they beat the Dominatrix and the Hell Baron, regained their original forms, and loaded all of the Matoran on to a boat to go find a new place to live that wasn’t covered in spiders.

turns out, they found the island of Mata Nui, conveniently located directly above Metru Nui. they were like “wait what we were underground the whole time” but this didn’t bother them that much. the toa metru sacrificed their elemental powers to fix the matoran, which turned them in to scrawny old people, and they started up a civilization on this weird tropical island with a bunch of amnesiacs. 

so now with the flashback over, all of the matoran and the toa nuva and takanuva all move back in to metru nui. uh oh, bad news, shit here’s broken. you wanna know why shit’s broken? mata nui, the god, is dying. uh oh. god’s dying. that’s not good. 

fortunately they find a solution: go find the mask of life, stupid. the turaga assemble a team of matoran (who were all relatively important characters that i neglected to mention) and shoot them out of a cannon to the place where the mask of life is.

whoops though. this dude, Karzahni, who’s an absolutely insane butcher who runs the bionicle equivalent of hell, catches the cannonball they were all riding on and decided to fuck with them a little bit. he gives them all new masks (which was a really awkward allegory for stripping them of their identity) and forces them to be his slaves. they escape though, hop back in to their cannonball, and go off to find the mask of life.

they make it to the island of voya nui, which is on the “real surface,” which is inhabited by these weird emaciated matoran that live pretty shitty lives. they’re being subjugated by a group of lizard gangster rappers called the Piraka. the matoran get struck by a bolt of red lightning and are transformed in to toa. they defeat the piraka, and free the matoran of voya nui. one of the piraka had the mask of life, but he dropped it, so the toa ignika (the toa from the last sentence, try to keep up), have to go down to the bottom of the ocean to get it.

down there they find a city called Mahri Nui, inhabited by fucked up fish matoran. turns out mahri nui used to be a coastal city on voya nui, but it broke off and sank. the matoran survived somehow and became weird atlantis people. down there there’s also these shitburgers called the baraki who were evil warlords before they got shipped off to the Bionicle Illuminati’s secret underwater prison. Mahri Nui crashed in to the prison, everyone got out, and now the barraki are terrorzing mahri nui. The Toa Ignika turn in to weird fish people too by a process that I completely forgot, they beat up the Barraki, and they find the mask of life. 

uh oh. Mata Nui died. they were too late. unless one of them sacrifices themselves to revive mata nui, everyone’s fucked. Matoro, the toa of ice, sacrifices his life to bring back God. Mata Nui’s alive, dudes! he’s still in a coma, though

the toa nuva decide that it’s time to wake up Mata Nui, so they all hop in to the cannon and get fired off to this place called Artakha. at Artakha, they get outfitted with some guns and armor and they all fuck off to the center of the universe, Karda Nui, to go jump-start Mata Nui. at Karda Nui, they meat a team of dudes that are Makuta. Not THE Makuta, but just Makuta. Turns out “Makuta” is a species name and the guy we’ve been calling Makuta the whole time was just their leader. His real name is Teridax and we all wish we never learned what his real name was. 

The Toa Nuva use their guns to shoot the Makuta for a bit, they all ride around on flying motorcycles, some shit happens that didn’t really make sense. Takanuva went on an adventure through parallel universes that didn’t really accomplish anything, and then the Toa Nuva manage to awaken Mata Nui. 

Mata Nui, who is actually a giant planet-sized robot made by these guys called the Great Beings who is designed to explore the universe, stands up. Turns out everyone was living inside of Mata Nui’s body which is weird. 

Uh oh, it’s Makuta again. Makuta Teridax. I’m just gonna call him Makuta. Makuta takes over the giant Mata Nui robot, revealing that this was all part of his grand keikaku. he ejects Mata Nui’s consciousness in to space and is like “see you later fucker!” 

Mata Nui lands on a different planet, called Bara Magna. Here on Bara Magna, everyone is a fucked up mad max gladiator. Turns out Bara Magna was a dumping ground for the Great Beings who just kinda threw their trash there. Mata Nui teams up with the planets natives (who are all suspiciously similar to the inhabitants of the Matoran Universe) to find a prototype giant planet sized robot. Mata Nui hops in its cockpit, punches Makuta’s giant robot dick, and uses his magic god powers to bring Bara Magna back to life and make it all green and beautiful. All of the peoples of the Matoran Universe climb out of the giant robot and decide to live on the Paradise Planet. Everything comes to a sudden and unsatisfying end, because Bionicle toys weren’t selling well. 

THE END. 

or is it???

A few real-life years later, Bionicle gets a hard reboot. All of the original Toa get new toys, the story takes place in a completely new universe, and a new story unfolds. The toa must find their masks of power again on the island of Okoto. They have to fight Makuta (a different one)’s evil Skull Spiders and save all of the Okotans. The story is significantly simplified, so there’s not much to talk about here. They get the masks, beat Makuta, they bring this guy called Ekimu the Mask Maker back to life, and then things get fuzzy after that.

Some skeletons show up, the Toa get new armor, and then…

the story ends.

Again.

The Bionicle Reboot toys didn’t sell well, so lego pulled the plug on them. 

AND THAT IS THE LEGEND… OF BIONICLE.