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Inktober #11

“Richard Ramirez was a strange cat” - Todd Bridges, who played Willis on the tv show “Different Strokes,” was in jail at the time facing trial for attempted Murder after allegedly shooting a drug dealer.                                                   Todd said “He used to come by my cell and shake my door really hard. he always tried to freak me out. ‘i’m going to come in and get you,’ he said.” I remember the day he found out he was going to get the Gas Chamber,           he came back to our cellblock, and he had this real somber look on his face. ‘Get Ready,’ I said and I puffed my cheeks out real big like I was holding my breath. “How long can you hold your breath? you’re done.”

Stroke of Luck

Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug
Summary: All it took was one small misstep for Ladybug for bad luck to take it’s toll. Or perhaps it was a stroke of good luck for Adrien? However, there’s one thing for certain. When Adrien accidentally happens across Ladybug’s identity, feelings will become stronger than ever.
Rating: Teen
A/N: A fic I’ve been waiting to write for a while, more of that Miraculous shipping! Other chapters are available on my AO3 account. Enjoy!
Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5

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shadowhunters fandom be like

“we loved the books but then we hated the books because the show improved the story we hate the author and have 25 different names for her, including but not limited to ‘casserole clam, clickclack cabbagepatch, and catastrophe clown,’ we have too many memes, everyone is always shouting about werewolf and gays, we laughed when the author got sued, we agree clalec is gross but other than that we have 0 ship wars, our producers support the gayness PANSEXUALITY SAPHAEL CLIZZY, we can’t wait for a murderous emo fashionista to get on our show, lol remember the tmi movie FLOATING PORTAL HAND STROKING HAIR, ahahahaha our fandom is a mess what’s going on here??”

Squashing the Fanon Juicer

I remember the days when I complained for months– even years– because fanfics didn’t seem to pay attention to canon, haha. It seems a bit silly, in part because the problem is generally that writers do pay attention. There is just some (at times frustrating) cherry-picking going on. It may seem OOC, but the issue is really that I’m tempted to argue with conclusions based on incomplete rather than incorrect textual evidence. 

Of course, sometimes it’s just incorrect. If I had a quarter for every time John Watson’s eyes are brown, or baby blue, say, I’d have several dollars by now for sure. More often it’s actually cherry-picking, though. For example, 90% of the time, fics state that John constantly or incessantly proclaims he’s ‘not gay’, as if he’s literally going on about it to Sherlock at every opportunity, to the point where Sherlock might be exasperated. He’s only said he wasn’t gay once in Sherlock’s presence, said he wasn’t Sherlock’s date once (at Angelo’s), and told Mrs. Hudson once that of course he’s taking the bedroom upstairs. But in fanon, this became John’s trademark, like the jumpers (when, in fact, he doesn’t always wear a jumper). Sometimes it’s just a shirt. Sometimes it’s a cardigan. Sometimes it’s a cool!John jacket, with or without jumper/cardigan. Observe:

He’s not Sherlock, but he’s got a blatant strut thing going on from the beginning. He’s always been sort of flirty, a bit macho and brash, just understated compared to Sherlock, that’s all.  When I think about it, jumpers aside, the scenes where John’s fuzzy or cozy in terms of self-presentation are rare. John’s preference for jumpers (or women) is just the first impression, what jumps out (ahem) at first watch, so that’s what fanon sticks with, come hell or high water. Whether or not the average fic writer rewatches the show, fanon is established early, and not easily dislodged.

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Meet Russell and Lori, Rin’s homestay parents & Haruka experts

Haru: How do they know that?
Rin: Uh, well...
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The Strokes walking on stage after almost 3 years…

Really special moment, they came up with an instrumental version of 80’s Comedown Machine