sweet deal!

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True story. I hardly ever play Widow (usually too busy filling in tanks and healers) but occasionally I try her out. Wanting to brush up on different skills, y’know. And if you ever play Widow, you’ll know that you became the one to blame the moment things go wrong. Or even before that, a lot of the time. 

Then his happened and my heart of stone melted.

3

The “my little random moments of pleasure” series:
Most disarming and softest cotton ball: 13x02

2

Sidlink and Volink are my current most requested ships to make art of, so why not have them swap Links for fun?

Underrated Films

(you should totally see)

  1. Never Let Me Go (2010) (Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley)
  2. The Perfect Score (2004) (Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Greenberg, Erika Christensen)
  3. Just Friends (2005) (Ryan Reynolds, Anna Ferris) (Hysterical)
  4. Grind (2003) (Adam Brody, Jennifer Morrison, Mike Vogel)
  5. Sweet Home Alabama (2002) (Funny as hell and super sweet)
  6. Drive Me Crazy (1999)
  7. She’s the Man (2006)
  8. Chasing Liberty (2004) (Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, and Europe)
  9. The Skulls (2000) (Joshua Jackson and Paul Walker)
  10. About Time (2013) (Rachel McAdam, Domhall Gleeson)
  11. Orange County (2002) (Jack Black and Colin Hanks)
  12. Alpha Dog (2006) (True Story, chilling, brutal)
  13. Wicker Park (2004) (great thriller)
  14. Stay Alive (2006) (Sophia Bush and a scary ass but good mystery horror)
  15. LOL (2012) (I know it’s Miley but the story is good)
  16. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (2015)
  17. What A Girl Wants (2003) (Some of Amanda Bynes best and sweetest)
  18. How To Deal (2003) (Mandy Moore, deep, and real)
  19. In Your Eyes (2014) (romance, thriller, telepathy)
  20. Project X (2012) (one of the most epic movie parties ever)
I’m still upset about Momo

…And it’s not about her outfit.


Okay so like.  I caught up in bnha recently, and it’s great and fun and much better than your run of the mill shonen. The characters are great and engaging, and all that, but I just want to make a comment about my gal momo:

And like, I know the subject of her outfit has been beaten to death, and that is definitely one of the things that pisses me off because it’s 100% designed to sexualize a 15-year-old, but that’s not even what has pissed me off the most.

It’s not even Mineta’s lecherous actions during the Tournament Arc, or even that stupid pointless cheerleader scene.

That’s all run of the mill genre grossness, and I hate it but it didn’t piss me off nearly as much as her internship:

For all intents and purposes, this is probably the most benign form of sexism Momo’s dealt with so far, but it struck a particular chord with me…and I honestly think it’s far more insidious than the more blatant displays.

So, basically, at the start of all this, Momo is reeling from a blow to her self esteem after the tournament arc, and signs on with a well known Pro Hero, Uwabami, for her internship. However, she and the other intern are quickly brought into Uwabami’s glamorous lifestyle, acting as PR people and background props in her commercial.

This is the first female-female mentorship that we see in an entire series about mentorship, and I was sorely, sorely disappointed.

I work in a male-dominated field, and let me tell you it is not a compliment to be told:

“Yes I know you’re smart and capable, but I don’t care. I hired you, first and foremost, for your pretty face.”

So here we have a brilliant 15-year-old girl, who is already struggling with her self-confidence, brought under the mentorship of a powerful and influential woman. And instead of creating a situation that would help foster these students, it’s instead communicated that none of their efforts really mattered. That it matters most that they look nice, and put on a show. And it’s played off as a joke, as though this is the way things are and it’s hilarious that Momo should hope for anything other than that.

The fact that it’s a female mentor figure sending these messages? It’s like a kick in the teeth.

And maybe at this point it seems like I’m hounding on a small plot point, and it’s true that I had an intense rush of empathy for Momo due to personal experience, but I think that here lies the core issue with sexism in BNHA. The concept of, “Yes you’re smart and capable, but I only hired you for your pretty face” is the recurring theme with almost every female lead.

Do any of the female characters get seriously beaten and battered in conflict, to the extent that we see happening to Deku? No.

Do any of the female characters have to face inner demons and potential darkness like Iida? No.

Do any of the female characters struggle with physical and emotional abuse like Todoroki? No.

Heck, do we even get to see any of the girls being outright bad, and portrayed with the same villainous inclinations we see in Bakugou? No.

Even in the tournament arc, the girls are more often pushed out of bounds, rather than suffer the heat of battle. And I know that Ochako has a moment to shine in her fight with Bakugou, but that is the first and only chance we really get to see her or any of the girls in that capacity. 

All of their character arcs are short and sweet, dealing with simpler issues of self confidence and image. We, as an audience, are not allowed to see them as anything less than cute, pretty, and pure–both physically and in their ideologies. They aren’t allowed to suffer from murderous rage, or be seriously injured, because that would sully that perfect image.

In other words, as interesting as they are, they’re literally only there to fill the space. They’re only there to look at. They’re fascinating characters, but underutilized to the point that it’s hardly worth praising as ‘progressive.’ 

Basically, the theme of the female characters of this series is:

“Yes I know you’re smart and capable, but I don’t care. I hired you, first and foremost, for your pretty face.” 

me, softly, at 7am: i would kill a man for percahlia

False Employment

Somehow, I (with a -1 persuasion) convinced the vampire guarding the first room into the Thay that we were minions of the great lich king himself, Acererak.  The vampire, upon hearing this, becomes friendly, and is actually kind of happy to see us.

Vampire: “Oh, I didn’t know Acererak had minions coming, let alone had minions allowed to leave his dungeon.”

Fighter (me): “Yeah… we were paid to do this and-”

Vampire: “YOU GET PAID?!”

Druid: “Yeah!  We get dental, vacation, and medical insurance too.”

Afterward, the vampire gives us her card in case the lich king is looking for more servants to serve him because it sounds like a “pretty sweet deal comparatively”.

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I told you, I won’t run anymore.

Yeah.

So why are you still carrying me?

….


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Used Car Dealership Gave Me A Sweet Deal On A Honda That Someone Died In
Used Car Dealership Gave Me A Sweet Deal On A Honda That Someone Died In

I spent three minutes tuned to NPR looking for a sound byte I could sample and do something interesting with and I think I nabbed a pretty good one

Ok but Laurent getting his long hair done up in elaborate braids for ceremonial events, and Damen getting really jealous of the servant who gets to do his hair.

Like he just glares at them the whole time. Thinking how dare they get to touch Laurents hair, and just being weirdly jealous.

Laurent thinks it’s hilarious and teases him endlessly about it.
But also he lets Damen take the braids out at night and brush his hair, cause it just makes Damen super happy.

Ok but then Damen also pulling one of the servants who does Laurent’s hair aside and having them teach him to braid.

He doesn’t tell Laurent that he’s getting lessons either, and one day before a banquet Laurent is waiting for someone to do his hair.

And Damen just sits down behind him saying he’s gonna do it this time.

Laurent being super confused by this and also a little anxious cause the event tonight is important and he has to look perfect. But he just raises and eyebrow at Damen and lets him do it. Cause he TRUSTS Damen not to make him go to the event with his hair a mess.

So Damen does his hair and it turns out perfect and he’s just so proud of himself???
Kinda of like a puppy that shifts back and fourth a lot cause they’re so excited and happy about something???

And Laurent can’t even suppress his fond smile cause his Barbarian is the sweetest and he just feels really loved and cared for. So he just turns and kisses him softly, before they turn to go to the banquet.

Of course from them on Damen is the one who does Laurent’s hair whenever he’s around, and he still brushes it out at night.

Ok so this was longer than I meant to make it but Damen being obsessed with Laurents hair and not wanting other people to touch it.