terrible reflection

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RIVAL DOG FARM?!?!

FUN FACT: I’m absolutely terrible at backgrounds/reflections/whatever.

I thought it looked good at first glance  ;_;

blame these guys for this discussion of Primarchs in shirts.

All I’ve been thinking this whole time was: THIS BLOG NEEDS A DISAPPROVING LIBRARIAN MAGNUS, I DUNNO WHY, IT JUST NEEDS ONE. HE’S DISAPPROVING OF ALL THIS NOISEIN THE LIBRARY.

@fuukonomiko @pholcidae @ultramarineblues

So I started outlining for an Exes College AU, and it just reminded me of my feels being in the same resident hall as my ex in college

Honeydew and balm. Roads tar-black, rolling in front of us, waves and waves of heat & mist. The sun, gold pouring across the plains. Sky an open palm, swallowing, cradling. Every night was wind, bonfire, looking into each other’s faces. No mirrors but a million reflections. I remember the night we thought we would die – lightning exploding in front of our faces, the rain luminescent, endless, everything cowered and small. In the afternoon, a boy stabbed a snake. The next day, we found a bloated frog in the pool. Every morning, the mosquitos loved us ferociously, kissed splotches into our brown skin. Cracks of light in the wet grass. The mountains bigger than our gods.

212. We are not allowed to enchant all the mirrors to make everyone’s reflection look terrible.

This was definitely on of our best pranks ever! - JP

Totally! The mirror in the first level’s bathroom made James look like an old man! - SB

And McGonagall had a long mustache! - PP

Quite frankly, I think the teachers should be thanking us. We managed to wake up all the students! - JP

I know right! It only took one look in the mirror to wake them up! - SB

Certainly for you. You ended up hiding in the toilet cubicle for the whole day so he wouldn’t have to look at his reflection. - RL

Could you blame me?! I looked awful! I looked like … like … Peter and Snivellus combined! I couldn’t be seen looking like that! No offense. - SB


Credit to prank and commentary to @fandom-ideas. I suspect that Peter look a little offense to Sirius’ statement. Fortunately, he knows he can always prank him back for his revenge.

Like holy shit please play Watch Dogs 2 because

  1. MARCUS!!! Like every other game protag ever fuck off BECAUSE MARCUS
  2. Hack teh world!!!!1! It’s fun hacking, it’s fun playing with your gadgets and there are hacking puzzles!!!
  3. Dogs. Pet. All. The. Dogs.
  4. The writing is so enjoyable along with all of the characters. All your friends are amazing and they love you and you love them, big happy family etc
  5. If you care at all about the current political climate and really hate “the man” then buddy, this game is for you. It is activism on so many levels and reflects actual terrible bullshit things. Rich pharmaceutical douche lord is raising the prices on leukemia medicine? Oh turns out he’s also trying to do something else so hey HACK HIS FUCKING WORLD AND MAKE HIM DONATE LARGE SUMS OF MONEY TO LEUKEMIA RESEARCH. Trust me, it’s all good.
  6. MARCUS
The Signs and terrible Xmas gifts...

Aries: If they get another shirt with something “sarcastic” on it, they’re going to literally set it on fire.

Taurus: exclaims “Wow!” in half sarcasm, half disbelief.

Gemini: looks at you to see if it’s a joke, then pretends to like it when it’s not.

Cancer: will nod gratefully, use it once, then add the gift to the growing pile of stuff that they’ll never touch again.

Leo: vows to make sure next year’s gift will reflect how terrible this year’s is.

Virgo: tells you up front that they’re going to give it to someone who will “really appreciate it!”

Libra: is going to judge you. So much judging.

Scorpio: is grateful for any gift (even if it’s fruitcake) and will thank you sincerely.

Sagittarius: sighs at getting yet another “inspirational” sign, then donates it to Goodwill or to someone who needs it.

Capricorn: will gush about how much they love it, then talk about your gift-giving abilities behind your back.

Aquarius: inspects the gift thoroughly, imagining how they can deconstruct it and use the parts for something else.

Pisces: will smile and pretend to like it then put it in the closet forever.

I’m not saying you have to like every single person in your fandom, but if a newer fan has a question you shouldn’t treat them like shit or act superior towards them. That’s so rude and a terrible reflection on you as a fan. Period.

You wanna know about whether GD’s tattoo is a pizza or dragonball? I UNDERSTAND lmao.

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I’m going to try to describe what this moment was like for me when I saw it on Wednesday. It’s difficult to put into words. It was like someone had suddenly wrapped me in a blanket of dread. That music kicked in, and the barbed bracelet circles started flying, and I HAD A REACTION. I had an actual physical reaction to it. I took a sharp breath and it felt like my heart seized up. But it was completely without context. I’m reacting to this and I have no idea why.

Memory is such a strange thing. I remembered so few details about Stars. (I didn’t even know I remembered THIS until there it was.) Yet suddenly there are all these EMOTIONS and you can’t be sure where they’re coming from or going to.

I know me. I would’ve watched this over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, I am wailing in agony and my tears are real and everything I am going to be writing about HURTS ME DEEPLY. But they’re all (well, mostly) The Good Hurts, the kind that remind you how much you love these characters, and how much they love each other, and how very very important all that is.

I MEAN I WATCHED AN ALL-TIME FAVOURITE CHARACTER HAVE A DRAWN-OUT DEATH WITH HER BEST FRIEND CRYING OVER HER IN THE ULTIMATE EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ONE OF MY MOST CHERISHED FICTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS FOR THE PAST TWENTY YEARS

TRUST ME WHEN I SAY I AM DEVASTATED AND LOVING IT

So that music, the sudden chord erupting from the silence and tension of the moment, would have been the signifier that all that pain, that delicious delicious pain, was coming.

Then fast-forward decades later, and the details are gone. The whys and hows have left me. There’s only THIS. This flash of intense emotions that I feel, that are mine, but also NOT mine because I don’t understand them.

I wouldn’t have needed help to feel the things that I did, but it added an interesting dimension to it all, made it a bit more REAL, almost. It was overshadowed so quickly by what happened, but it was such an intense moment for me, I wanted to try to capture it.

It’s amazing, the power that stories have.

When Fitz kisses Simmons it’s, as Iain says, like an impulse, and just out of, kind of, almost frustration, and the situation is just– there are no words anymore to come back with. And when Simmons kisses Fitz, that’s cognitive. She’s thought about it, and it kind of felt good when he kissed her, and she wants to then – that second kiss, for me, is kind of a kiss that maybe FitzSimmons fans might want. It’s very deliberate, and it’s nice, and it’s kind of familiar, almost. That’s when they know…because I think both of them were probably hoping that it would be terrible, because then the situation is just resolved. But it wasn’t, it was really nice. So Fitz says that they’re cursed, because they can’t see a way through it.
—  Elizabeth Henstridge on the FitzSimmons kiss (x)
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This is good. My sons can watch these terrible cartoons while I reflect wistfully on the trials of what it means to be a parent. Something for all ages.

You know what else is irritating me? People saying this was done by a Swan Queen shipper to make CS look bad.

When the general statement and consensus, even by people who say it was a CSer, is that this was done by a terrible INDIVIDUAL and not reflective of any faction of the fandom.

And regardless of who the hacker identifies with (yes, I am still, even now, trying to keep this neutral) it is still ONLY SWAN QUEEN SHIPPERS who are affected and afraid. It is ONLY SWAN QUEEN SHIPPERS who are desperately trying to secure their accounts and help one another stay safe.

The ONLY THING that is making ANYONE “look bad” is people who act like a possible attempt by an individual to make a group look bad is worse than the fear that the people actually affected feel.

And I say people, not a ship. I don’t care who you are. If you think a couple people blaming you – when most everyone agrees the hacking itself does NOT reflect on your group – is the worse side, THAT is what makes you look bad.