ARIES: when a character goes into a fit of frustration by kicking their legs in the air repeatedly and thrashing their bodies around until the whole bed/couch/floor is a mess and so is their hair
TAURUS: when character A watches in adoration as character B stuffs their face with delicious food or drinks/having a whole day filled with them eating street food and going clubbing
GEMINI: the main character always treating the happy-go-lucky side character like crap for comedic effect, but it’s kinda sad bc they never apologize
CANCER: the infamous umbrella scene. “I dislike you/don’t know you that well, but I can’t let you get soaked in the rain so I’m gonna hold this umbrella/cape over you bc I’m just a good person and I’m totally not interested in you”
LEO: having 284 different shots/angles of the main characters’ first kiss/hug. That zoom in slo-mo of character A pulling character B into their arms and embracing them for the first time/locking lips with them
VIRGO: there’s always that ONE THING that has to destroy the couple’s relationship. Whether it’s bc your bride needs to kill you or she dies, or you somehow went back in time a couple hundred years and can’t tell your prince bf
LIBRA: the main characters always being bound together by destiny such as outside supernatural forces/parallel universes/connecting timelines from the present to the future or past
SCORPIO: seeing that happy montage of the main couple after all their ups and downs, and knowing something terrible is going to happen shortly after
SAGITTARIUS: character A tries to convince themselves that they don’t need character B, and do everything they can to distract themselves by working/drinking/dating someone else, only to finally admit to themselves that they’re in love
CAPRICORN: the rich, cold, mysterious character always falling for the person who needs help…but they’ve convinced themselves that they totally don’t like this person until they finally admit it on like the last episode
AQUARIUS: having an idol/famous actor who’s worked alongside one of the actors on another series before appear in almost every kdrama, whether it’s a short cameo or one of the main characters
PISCES: that scene when they clutch their chest and cry waterfalls for seemingly no reason, only for us to find out that something horrible occurred later on to reveal this character’s sadness and why they’re emo
Sometimes, the most random thing will remind me of you. And out of nowhere, you’re invading ever cell in my brain. Suddenly I can smell you, I can hear your laugh, I can feel your skin, your whole presence wrapped around me like an embrace. But then I remember where I am and the illusion shatters revealing reality: you are gone.
I’m in a very “late-’90s nostalgia” place right now, so let me pick up where I left off last night and ramble on about why Animorphs was so fucking great.
So, in the beginning, the series had very distinct good guys and bad guys.
Now, what made them good guys and bad guys?
Well, their goals made them good guys and bad guys.
One side was fighting to enslave humanity and destroy the Earth. The other side was fighting to keep that from happening.
And, in the beginning, that was enough.
But it’s a sixty-book series, and a little ways in, by about book sixteen, the kids are starting to ask themselves (and each other), “Hey. Wait. No. Can we honestly pretend the ends justify the means?”
“Can we honestly tell ourselves that, because we’re defending our planet, literally anything we do is automatically justified?”
“Is it not possible for us to go too far?”
“Are there moves that it’s fundamentally morally indefensible to make?”
And from that point onward, it’s not just about goals. Now it’s also about tactics. They’re the good guys because they have Limits, because they have Rules.
They say, “No, we’re not going to pretend the ends justify the means.”
“We’re not going to sink to the level of our enemies.”
“We’re not going to be cruel. We’re not going to be cutthroat. We’re not going to be inhumane or controlling. We’re gonna be clean. We’re gonna be good. We’re gonna be ethical and compassionate.”
“There’s no point fighting our enemies if we just become them in the process. We have to be the bigger people.”
And, again, for a while, that’s enough.
But if the series is about anything, it’s about how war breaks down everything you think you know about yourself. By the end of the series, all six main characters have committed atrocities on a massive scale.
There’s one book late in the series where they literally threaten to nuke their own hometown, and all the innocent people in it, because it becomes strategically advantageous.
Now, they end up not having to because the enemy folds, but the fact that they almost did it, the fact that they would have done it if they’d been pushed just a little bit farther, fucking haunts them.
But at least they didn’t, right? Like, if nothing else, at least they have the small, quiet comfort of knowing it ultimately didn’t come to that.
Oh, except, four books later, they end up nuking it, anyway.
It’s that kind of series. You’re never out of the woods.
In the beginning, the good guys’ leader, Jake, is specifically a reluctant leader. He didn’t want the job. He didn’t ask for it. If he could, he’d happily give it to someone else. He becomes the leader because he’s the one every other member of the group instinctively turns to when times are tough.
He becomes the leader because they need him to be the leader.
Not because he wants power, not because he likes it, not because he thinks he’s the best guy for the job. But solely because, when the chips are down, he’s the one they turn to. Every time.
They elect him, despite his own protests.
He is humble, and he is brave, and he’s this very idealized archetype.
He’s very much cast in the mold of, like, Pop Culture George Washington, the venerated veteran who naturally, effortlessly just exudes strength and power and wisdom and confidence and charisma but honestly really just wants a moment alone in the shade.
That changes by the end of the series.
By the end of the series, he is just a straight-up dictator. He has seventeen thousand defenseless prisoners executed just because he can.
Just because he wants to watch them die.
It’s actually pointed out in the last book, in canon, that he is, by all rights, a war criminal several times over – and that the only reason he’s not being prosecuted is because he was on the winning side.
A lot of fucked-up shit happens in the last five or ten books. Probably the most downright sickening thing is when the good guys recruit a small army of physically disabled kids, then basically throw them at the enemy as a momentary distraction. And they’re slaughtered. All of them.
But what makes the series memorable isn’t just that a lot of really dark and shocking stuff ends up happening. That’s not special by itself.
It’s that the characters spend so much time talking about it.
You know, it’s a kids’ series – these are, like, fourth-grade reading level – that isn’t remotely afraid to have hard conversations about how there’s no such thing as a good war, how even good people can be swayed to do terrible things, and how no one is ever above reproach.
I’m not going to say it’s necessarily perfect, sensitivity-wise, but it’s kind of amazing how much it doesn’t take for granted.
It’s very willing to have the debate (whatever debate happens to be at hand), show all sides, and let that play out to its natural endpoint.
And all this exists in a series that also has plots like, “I turned into a starfish, and a random little kid chopped me in half (because kids are jerks), and then both halves regenerated into a separate me, except one is good and one is evil, weirdly, for some reason, and we need to recombine ourselves by electrocuting each other.”
Warning:This article may contain spoilers and
the content inappropriate for children…or may not contain.But get the children
away from the screen just in case.
It was the rainy day just like this one. I was in
my room watching porn the stars, when
I’ve noticed the body hanging in the opposite window. Neighbor hung himself.
While examining the scene I’ve found his laptop with unfinished article. I’ve
got the laptop and went home. Later I got arrested for break-in, but before that I managed to post
this article on tumblr. Enjoy!
1. Blight Dream
Blight Dream is an exploration
adventure game, where you play as a girl, suffering from memory disorder (
don’t confuse with amnesia ), whose goal is to regain memories from the blank
period of her life. But there’s one little problem-it seems that your brother
isn’t really excited about you getting back your memories, that’s why he’s
watching your every step and prevents all your attempts to remember. So, watch
his movements and try not to get caught by him. But is it really your brother,
who you should be afraid of? Play and see for yourself. Beside interesting
plot, this game has high-quality visuals ( character’s 3D-models are similar to
ones in remake of FF3 and CP:Blood Drive ) and wisely chosen soundtrack.
Here goes a sequel-spinoff to 1bitHeart, without
friend-making and QTE-scenes though. This time the main character is
Misane-chan, who, along with Nanashi, is solving various murder cases in resort
hotel. Gameplay is very similar to Ace Attorney games, logic is pretty simple,
so, as long as you’ve played any detective games-you’ll be fine even without
hints. Like it’s predecessor, 1BeatHeart has wonderful presentation – beautiful
art and sprites along with catchy soundtrack and quality voice acting.
3.The Hanged Man
Men Series is probably one of most known game series in rpg-horror community,
and, no doubt, one of the most interesting. Here goes the last game in the
series, which concludes the main plotline, and makes clear some things, that
were hanging in the air since the Crooked Man. The Hanged Man introduces us new protagonist – Will, a bit
unstable, but still nice boy with active imagination, who’s searching for his
missing friend. Along the way he’ll meet many of our old acquaintances from
previous games. Once again, game has fully voiced cutscenes, with quality voice
acting for an indie-game. Gameplay, though, is more simple compared to predecessors, most of the game you’ll be exploring
various locations and solving puzzles,
there’s no action cut-ins, except for quite complicated final chase. Overall, the
Hanged Man is an interesting game and very
decent conclusion of the whole series.
the game, made by Segawa, the author of our favorite End Roll. Farethere City
was his first game, and it’s bit more simple in terms of gameplay ( for
example, there’s no rpg-elements and game’s world isn’t that big ). But when it
comes to story, City is as good as ER, both sad and moving,-game starts with
little kelp (Mr.Turnip?) named Pigula,
who has recently moved to a new city and wishes to open a shop, but something
is definitely off with both city and our hero. Visual part is as bright as one in the
End Roll (including a bit of stylish disturbing artwork).So, if you liked End
Roll and still want more, I highly suggest playing Farethere City.
5.June Bride Nightmare
beautiful wedding…and how quickly it turned into a nightmare. Our protagonist,
Yuno, was so close to finding her happiness with the man she loves, but ended
up being the only surviving person on her own wedding, and now she’s forced to play
hide and seek with the mysterious maniac in the church, where wedding was held.
Every time the maniac appears, you have a choice to sneak past him or to run
for it by performing a QTE. Game has an interesting story, good gameplay and
wonderful presentation. Even if you are far from romance ( like myself, heh ), Bride still
leaves the strong impression, especially the bittersweet true ending ( there’s
also secret ending, but it isn’t that good, really ).
6.Little Red Riding Hood’s Wolf
know the tale about Red Riding Hood? Famous tale indeed, and has many various
interpretations, in most of them the girl gets eaten by wolf one way or
another. But not this time. In this game granny is dead from the very beginning,
little Red Riding Hood and the wolf are working together in order to find the
murderer. Story is interesting and have some nice plot-twists (personally, I
liked how the theme of split personality played in here ) and characters are
nice. When it comes to gameplay, LRRHW plays like any other rpg-horror, so if
you aren’t new to genre, you’ll easily beat this game in a hour or so. It’ll be
quite pleasant hour.
7.Stray Cat Crossing
constantly play rpg-horrors and still haven’t got tired from amnesiac characters,
I highly recommend you to play Stray Cat Crossing. First thing, that catches
the eye is very detailed sprites and pixel artwork. Other one is dark
atmosphere of haunted house with stylish designs and some grotesque well-animated
cutscenes. Gameplay is mostly consists from searching the right items and
solving simple riddles, but there’s also one frustrating chasing scene at the
end of the first section of the house. Story may lack originality, but still
good and teaches us to forgive, this time not others, but yourself, since
sometimes there’s things that are beyond our control. And despite ending being
optimistic, closing credits are a bit creepy.
8.Three Ghostly Roses
yourself in the strange place, greeted by mysterious man in the blue cape, you
don’t remember anything about yourself, except for the name. Edmund Brigham. Doesn’t ring a bell? Nope, it
doesn’t. To find out about your past and your purpose, you’ll need to carefully
explore every corner of the dark and unwelcome world, before it’ll start to
fall apart. TGR looks very similar to NES games and has wonderful original
soundtrack, which perfectly fits to dark atmosphere of the haunted world. Also
game has pretty unique battle system, where you watch the enemy’s movements and
try to exploit it’s weakness. And, there’s no healing items, you recover HP by
defeating the enemies, but despite that, difficulty level is quite fair.
is important, isn’t it? It definitely is, but not for the people in Dreamfarer,
who don’t need to sleep at all. In the society, described in the game, sleep is
considered something out of ordinary, since no one’ve slept and seen a dreams
for a long time. Yet, little girl, who has an ability to travel between other’s
dreams, accidentally gets into a dream of a man, who is currently in comatose
state in the hospital. To get back to reality, you’ll need to swap between girl
and the man, since both of them see the same things from different perspectives,
and help the inhabitants of the dream world. Dreamfarer is one of those games,
which start as cute adventure and get darker and darker towards the end. This
game has amazing fully redrawn graphics and stunning artwork (there’s literally
tons of CGs ).
10.Shirakami-sama to Yon-no-Oni
game is perfect if you are tired from jumpscares, suggestive content and brain(or heart)-breaking stories.
Shirakami is very heartwarming game about friendship between boy and four demons,
who help him in search of his cousin, who went missing while preparing to
upcoming festival. Game has warm atmosphere of small village, strong with it’s
traditions, beautiful illustrations and interesting gameplay, based on main
character’s perception. There’s 3 endings in total, to see all of them you’ll
need to beat the game 3 times (it’ll take from 3 to 5 hours in total ) and
every time story goes the different way. Currently, game ia available only in russian and japanese.
11.From The Next Door
When you see
something extremely cheap-it’s always suspicious. In case of food it might be
rotten ( not always though ), in case of newly acquired house-get ready to deal
with abomination living next door ( and no, I don’t mean neighbors ). Usually,
when you notice paranormal activity in your house-you try to get away from it
as far as you can, but in case of our heroine Namie ( who is as “smart” as
Ayumi Shinozaki in CP: Blood Drive )- you’ll wait until things will get
reeeeally ugly. Despite main heroine’s stupidity ( or thanks to it ), the game
came out really creepy and interesting. Additionally I would like to praise
game’s stylish visuals reminiscent of GBC-games and good work with setting the
right atmosphere. And, once again, if you’re not the sensitive type-I suggest
you playing in complete darkness with headphones on.
game’s title, you will meet neither Hansel nor Gretel, instead you are playing
as twin brothers, one of them is timid and another is sharp-mouthed (oh well,
they’re both little rascals, no matter how you look at it). Hansel is nice
adventure game with variety of references to famous old fairy tales, good
humor, adorable visuals and quite unexpected ending ( two endings, to be exact,
since another one is unlocked after beating the game for the second time). Game
is relatively short ( 30-40 minutes ) and puzzles can be easily solved without
presents another look on the Rapunzel’s story, in which there’s no prince and
evil witch isn’t that evil. Your goal in this game is to descend the tower to
retrieve your birthday present, solving various unique puzzles ( from feeding
plants to playing chess ) on your way down. Lavender has quality pixel graphics
and overall good presentation, which helps to create the feeling that you’re
traveling through old storybook. Personally, I really liked the game’s normal
ending, but there’s also a secret one for those, who like, when plot starts to
turn grim and bloody.
14.Dudley and The Mysterious Tower
There goes a
new title, developed by Sen, but don’t expect second Mad Father or Misao.
Dudley is far more simple in terms of both plot and presentation. But it
doesn’t mean that the game has nothing to offer. You play as a courier, who has
an important delivery to tower’s owner, and his dog. Each floor of the tower is
designed as a puzzle, in order to solve which you’ll need to switch between
courier and the dog, who can do things courier can’t ( like seeing ghosts and
talking to other animals).To climb the tower and see the contents of so-called
“delivery” you’ll need about 40 minutes,
so if you have some free time-be my guest.
again our closing title belongs to “escape” genre, where you need to leave
locked apartments by all means necessary. This time you play as carefree guy,
whose drunken older sister has changed all locks in the house. Game is about 30
minutes long and has several endings, which depend on how fast you’ll manage to
escape the house and meet up with a friend ( don’t forget to bring “that” with
you ).Also game has good humor (some jokes are just hilarious) and nice art
2. When the show was first written, Joey and Monica were intended to be love interests.
3. The average Friends episode took five hours to film.
4. Joey and Chandler’s big white dog actually belonged to Jennifer Aniston. A friend gave it to her as a good-luck gift when the show started.
5. Three cast members from The Simpsons made guest appearances on Friends: Dan Castellaneta (Homer), Hank Azaria (Moe/Apu, etc.), and Harry Shearer (Mr. Burns/Smithers, etc.).
6. The show was originally called Insomnia Cafe. It was then renamed Friends Like Us, and then Six of One before becoming Friends.
7. In the first season, each of the main six cast members received $22,000 per episode.
8. In 1997, they banded together to negotiate a salary increase to $100,000 per episode. It was the first time in TV history that cast members had done this.
9. By the final season, they each got $1,000,000 per episode.
10. “The One Where No One’s Ready” takes place entirely in Monica’s apartment because the show didn’t have a large enough budget for guest stars or additional sets.
11. Joey plays Dr. Drake Ramoray in a fictional version of the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. In real life, Jennifer Aniston’s father, John Aniston, plays Victor Kiriakis on the actual Days of Our Lives.
12. Courteney Cox is actually older than David Schwimmer, despite playing his younger sister.
13. In the pilot, Monica forgets the name of a guy she sleeps with. Producers were worried that this would make the audience not like her, so they handed out a survey to the studio audience asking whether they thought the plot should be changed. They didn’t.
14. Ross and Rachel weren’t meant to be the central romance of the series. Their storyline was developed because of David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston’s chemistry.
15. Monica’s apartment changed from number 5 to number 20 when the show’s writers realised that “5” wouldn’t denote an apartment on an upper level floor in a large block. So they matched, Chandler’s also changed from 4 to 19.
16. Kathy Griffin and Jane Lynch both auditioned for the role of Phoebe.
17. Jon Favreau and Jon Cryer both tried out for the role of Chandler.
18. Live audiences were never used for cliff-hangers, such as Ross and Emily’s wedding.
19. The storyline of Phoebe carrying her brother’s triplets was written because Lisa Kurdrow was pregnant in real life.
20. In the opening credits of “The One After Vegas”, which is dedicated to Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s marriage, every cast member has the surname Arquette added to the end of his or her real name.
21. Phoebe’s wedding is not attended by any of her relatives, including her twin sister Ursula, her father, her birth mother, her brother Frank Jr. or the triplets she gave birth to.
22. Hank Azaria, who plays David the scientist, auditioned for the role of Joey twice before the show went into production.
23. Chandler was written as a character who was awkward around women because Matthew Perry told producers that he himself was.
24. The cast had a huddle before filming each episode to wish each other luck.
25. Bruce Willis appeared in the show for free after losing a bet about whether The Whole Nine Yards would be No. 1 in the box office on its opening weekend with Matthew Perry. He donated his fee to charity.
26. Phoebe and Chandler were originally supposed to be supporting characters.
27. David Schwimmer was the first of the main six actors to be cast in the show.
28. Jennifer Aniston was the last of the main six actors to be cast in the show.
29. Before the show’s pilot aired, the cast was taken for dinner at Caeser’s Palace in Las Vegas to enjoy their “last shot at anonymity”. They later returned to the same place to shoot Ross and Rachel’s drunken wedding.
30. Crew member Paul Swain was responsible for the Magna Doodles on the door of Chandler’s apartment.
31. When Monica pops up from underneath Chandler’s bedsheet in London, the two of them held position for 27 seconds.
32. Marcel was played by two monkeys, Monkey and Katie.
33. NBC originally thought the cast was too young and asked writers to include an older character who gave advice to the twentysomethings.
34. NBC originally thought Central Perk was too trendy and wanted to set the show in a diner, like Seinfeld.
35. In “The One Where Chandler Doesn’t Like Dogs”, we find out that Ross hates ice cream. One season earlier, however, we see Ross and Elizabeth enjoying ice cream on a date.
36. Producers originally wanted Courteney Cox to play Rachel, but she asked to play Monica because the character was so strong.
37. The orange couch in Central Perk was found in the basement of the Warner Bros. studio.
38. Ross is 29 years old for three years.
39. Monica and Chandler’s twins are born three minutes and 46 seconds apart.
40. All of the six main characters have kissed each other at one point (if you include alternative “what if?” episodes), except Monica and Phoebe.
41. Like Monica and Chandler, Courteney Cox and David Arquette had trouble getting pregnant.
42. Courteney Cox had to film the scene in which Rachel has Emma just after having a miscarriage.
43. Joey wasn’t written as a dim character. Matt LeBlanc suggested it.
44. The frame around the peephole in Monica’s apartment originally had a mirror in it. It was broken by a crew member during the early stages of filming, but producers thought it looked good so they left it.
45. June Gable, who played Joey’s agent Estelle Leonard, also played a nurse in the episode where Carol gives birth to Ben.
46. David Schwimmer directed 10 Friends episodes.
47. Friends co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane are also co-writers of the show’s theme song, “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts.
48. When Rachel is trying to find a new officiate for Chandler and Monica’s wedding, she finds a Greek Orthodox priest coming out of the Anastassakis/Papasifakis wedding. Anastassakis is Jennifer Aniston’s family name.
49. When Lisa Kudrow first read the script, she thought Chandler’s character was gay.
50. Giovanni Ribisi plays Phoebe’s brother Frank Jr. in later episodes, but he also has a small cameo in the earlier seasons. He plays a boy who accidentally throws a condom into Phoebe’s guitar case instead of a coin.
51. Lisa Kudrow had already been guest-starring on Mad About You as Ursula Buffay for two years before Friends aired. They decided to make Phoebe a twin to create a crossover between the two shows.
52. Gunther didn’t have a name until the middle of the second season.
53. James Michael Tyler was cast as Gunther because he was the only extra who knew how to operate an espresso machine.
54. Gunther didn’t have a line until the show’s 33rd episode. He said “yeah”.
55. Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon were both on Ross’ “celebrity list”. They both later guest-starred on the show as Melissa Warburton and Jessica Lockhart, respectively.
56. There were six versions of Phoebe’s dollhouse made for “The One With the Dollhouse” because the plot involved burning them.
57. The actor who plays Joshua’s father is actually Matthew Perry’s real-life father.
58. Ellen DeGeneres turned down an offer to play Phoebe.
59. In the last episode, it is mentioned that all six characters have lived in Monica’s apartment. They have all also lived in Joey’s apartment.
60. When the last series ended, Jennifer Aniston and her then-husband Brad Pitt hosted a dinner party at their home. They served bottles of wine that producer Kevin Bright had saved from the first series.
61. When the last series ended, each cast member was given a piece of the sidewalk from outside Central Perk as a keepsake.
Hey, i've been looking for this one fanfic; it was a series about Lance who had a panic attack after the paladins confronted him about various things? It had him laying in the blue lion and shivering and him having sat in the freezer when he was younger to stave off a panic attack? The next one in the series had them go to a planet to train with, basically, alteans. It had like three fics in its series, the last one being with hunk and lance at the garrison. I can't find it anywhere :(
hi! I think it could be this, but I’m not sure bc someone recently rec’d it and you’ve probably seen that post too. It sounds like it though? - Vallie
He lets them take out the frustrations on him. Encourages it really, because people need an outlet for their anger, and Lance has always been the best at making people angry at him.
(And if his heart twinges a little every time he has to let someone be particularly mean to him, then he just has to remember that this is what he’s good at. What he’s good for.)
But Lance is an older brother, and an uncle, and a younger brother. He learned sometimes keeping people means sacrificing his own feelings for a bit. He’s been taught that he can’t always let his feelings take a back seat though. After all, what happens if the rock falls apart?
So, while Lance is always prepared to be the enemy on any given day, there are certain days and certain things that he will not let fly.
What happens when Lance is sick of his teammate’s shit.
It’s the basis of everything right? Integral to the very nature of Voltron. They all have it, it means something for all of them, regardless of whether or not they realize it. So would it not follow that they should learn how to use it?
The Voltron team goes to undertake an ancient training program to learn more about their Lions and themselves, and of course shit happens.
I want to talk for a little bit about Final Fantasy XV.
I grew up with this franchise. I’ve played most of the games in the series. I’ve beaten about half of them. Final Fantasy XIV, the rebooted version, has 980 hours clocked in on my Steam library.
I’m a fan. I’m a veteran. I’ve loved this series of games since I was a kid.
So you can imagine, I think, how torturous the wait was for XV to come out. That painful, agonizing decade of waiting. To finally hear the release date last year, probably one of the only things that made 2016 tolerable, only to have it delayed.
I have never looked forward to a game like I looked forward to this one. I was soexcited.
And then it came out.
… If I were like a great number of people who played this game at launch, you might expect me to talk about how disappointing it was to see what this game became. You might expect me to talk about how much potential was lost. How it betrayed me. How we deserved better. But I’m not going to do that. One, I don’t agree with any of that. I think this game is wonderful. But more importantly. I cannot, in good conscience, add on to the criticism.
Because Final Fantasy XV gave me something, gave me someone, that no other game has ever given me.
I was born with Cerebral Palsy. I’m sure a lot of people following this blog of mine are aware of that. My case is minor, in the grand scheme of things. I have what’s called spastic diplegia. What this means, in simple terms, is that my muscles don’t quite work the way they’re supposed to. My left side is substantially weaker than my right, particularly my legs. I don’t have hip sockets. I do have scoliosis, though. My balance is shot, I have the knees of an old man. I use a cane for long distances, crutches for longer distances, and a wheelchair when neither of those options work anymore.
I didn’t grow up with heroes to look up to. I didn’t have anyone who shared my struggles on TV, or in my games. No movies, no cartoons, no books. Cerebral Palsy was something I talked about with my doctors, and my therapists, and my family. That’s it.
I didn’t get to see somebody like me be the hero. I didn’t get to feel like I could save the world. I grew up feeling alone, even though I was surrounded by people who loved me and supported me, because who understood me?
In a lot of the promotional material for Final Fantasy XV, the Brotherhood anime, the Kingsglaive movie, even flashbacks in the main game, you see young Noctis, the game’s protagonist, in a wheelchair.
And in the game proper, when Noctis is grown up and going on his journey, if you pay close attention to how he runs, you might notice that he favors one leg over the other. This is particularly noticeable if you run him out of stamina and he has to stop to catch his breath. One of his outfits even sports a knee brace.
Noctis Lucis Caelum, the main character of a numbered Final Fantasy game, has a permanent injury. A permanent disability.
Does he have Cerebral Palsy? No. Is it particularly noticeable? Not unless you’re paying attention. Was it even deliberate? I have no idea. But considering my options, I honestly don’t care.
Noctis is a hero with a disability. Noctis is setting out to save his home, to reclaim his throne … with a disability. Finally, after 30 years on this earth, I can look at someone in one of these games, in one of my favorite franchises of all time, and say:
“I know what that feels like.”
Finally, I can look at the main fucking characterof a videogame and see myself.
I do not, and never will, have the words for how much that means to me. How long I have been waiting for something, anything, like this.
Is Final Fantasy XVperfect? No. It has its flaws. And for plenty of people, those flaws are deal-breakers. I don’t dispute that. I will never silence anyone for that. But … but this game. This game made me cry. This game filled a void. This game healed a wound I didn’t even know I had.
So I watched the interview with the showrunners (love them <3) and a few things:
1) Calm down, please. They aren’t going to flat out say a ship will be canon eventually, they know how the fandom can react to things, guys. They aren’t oblivious.
2) The question asked was about hints of the ship Klance in season 3, since it’s so popular. They were answering about season 3 and upcoming seasons. Here’s a thing: animation takes awhile, guys. Season 3 was probably in the works as the first season aired. So when they were in this stage, ships weren’t a thing they thought about. And just cause fans start shipping, doesn’t mean they are gonna try to re-write their set story to fit a narrative. Right about now, they are probably working on season 5 so keep that in mind. There is still more work to be done on the show.
3) This doesn’t mean any ship is ‘dead’. Did you forget that in the Legend of Korra, Korrasami wasn’t canon until the crew confirmed it and the comics came out? They held hands in the last five seconds of the entire series. That’s it. Until then, their dynamic was also “rivals to close friends”.
Basically, what I’m saying is this: y’all are freaking out for nothing. Don’t get your hopes up and think Klance or Sheith or whatever you ship will kiss on screen, but also don’t think there is zero hope for any romance at all. They have stated that LGBT+ representation is being discussed and talked about by crew. VA’s have said that we would be happy in the end. And I’m still convinced we will be.
Sit back, watch the show, and just appreciate for what it is. If and when the time comes for a ship, I’m sure it’ll be worth it.
Requested. Who: Cole Sprouse Quote: I love you, idiot.
Cole and [Y/N] were practically inseparable on and off set. Their friendship hadn’t begun on Riverdale but actually years ago on Suite Life with his brother. [Y/N] wasn’t a character on the hit Disney show for long but long enough to form a solid friendship with the Sprouse twins. It was a little ironic to them because she had been Dylan’s love interest on Suite Life back then and was now Cole’s love interest on Riverdale.
There was a standing joke that she was just hopping to one Sprouse to the next.
Just like Cole and Dylan, after her own Disney show came to an end, she enrolled in college and dropped the idea of being an actor. She had no intentions of returning but after some major convincing from Cole to audition for this new television series, she decided to give it a shot. And after some beautiful friendships were made with her cast mates, she never regretted it. However, she did feel that Riverdale will probably be her last ever project involving the acting world. As much as she enjoyed acting again, she had grown up in the time she was in college. There were more important things she felt that she could be doing with her life than provide amusement for people. But, again, she had plenty of time with her Riverdale family until then.
[Y/N] and Cole were seated next to each other, preparing to be interviewed for their show. Unbeknownst to them, the camera had already begun rolling, catching their undeniably chemistry.
“Quit it,” [Y/N] swatted his hand from her leg. Smiling, she laughed. “I said quit it, Cole!” Smacking his hand once more from her fringe pieces that covered her dress. “I swear to, if you don’t!” Taking matters into her own hands, she started to pinch his chest, hoping that she would catch a nipple.
“Ow, ow!” Cole laughed, blocking her movements to pinch him any further. Grabbing her hands, he held them tight. “Alright, let’s call a truce.”
Playfully narrowing her eyes, “You’re actually going to stop? I know you Cole,” squinting her eyes, she smirked. “The very minute i let my guard down, you’re going to mess with it again. I don’t have time for your shit.”
“Ouch,” Cole laughed. Letting go of her hands, he put his own up in submission. “I promise.”
“I don’t trust you.” [Y/N] laughed.
“What? You don’t trust me? What. I’m deeply hurt.” Cole pretended to act upset.
Rolling her eyes, “Oh build a bridge and get over it.”
“Cute. That line is what? Twenty years old now.”
“Well, it’s younger than you, so there’s that.”
“Really?” Cole scoffed, but it was immediately followed by a smile.
“You’re a brat.”
“I take that as a compliment.” [Y/N] snickered.
“Remind me again why were friends?” Cole chuckled.
“Because I’m amazing, what other reason do you need?”
The interviewer walked in just in time to see their little banter, smiling, he chuckled. “I assume this the reason why your cast mates say you shouldn’t be paired in interviews?”
Cole shrugged, chuckling as well. “Ah, they just hate on us because they aren’t us.”
[Y/N] shook her head, smiling, “I love you, idiot.”
Pouting, “You called me an idiot.”
“Because you are one.” She shot back, turning towards the interviewer, she sighed in content. “We’ve known each other for years, it’s probably best that we don’t get paired or sit next to each other on the panel. We’re trouble.”
- After the entire summer you had barely seen Peter, partly because you were avoiding him, and partly because when you tried to hang out, he was busy. (Although you knew from Ned that Peter did indeed talk a lot about Evelyn. Oh goody.)
- Plus side: ….
- Actually there isn’t one.
- Ahh, junior year is going to be interesting.
- But at the beginning of school May (you can call her May because you love her and she loves you and she’s like a sister instead on an aunt) invites you over. Obviously you can’t say no, May is just too awesome to say no to.
- You just wanted a quiet night to watch movies and you almost got your wish. Key word: almost. *sigh*
- Authors Note: Guys… just-just take a guess to who was sitting beside Peter when you arrived. *Jazz hands* *Confetti rains down from the sky* It’s EVELYN. Yayyy….
No matter how long you’ll live, you’ll never touch another human being.” Based on @the-prince-and-the-emo‘s post, Logan struggles with the weight knowledge can bring, and Morality comforts him with his own weird perspective.
Warnings: angst (with a happy ending), existentialism(?), dubious science
Hi there! So this is my first Sander’s Sides fic, and the first thing I’ve written in like three months, lol. I’m trying to get back into it. I really hope you enjoy, let me know what you think and if i should write more :)
@sanders-sideblog asked me to tag, so here you go, thank you so much for the encouragement! I’m going to go ahead and tag @prinxietys and @dan-yuna because they’re also cool inspirational writers (hope you don’t mind)
Now that that small novel is done, let’s get to the actual fic!
Righteousness is for people who don’t know any better
Everyone knows Neil has an attitude problem, and that he says what he thinks. For example, in the first book when they take Neil to Eden’s:
“Drugs are stupid.“ “Ouch,” Andrew said with a cold smile. “That’s judgmental.” “I’m not going to apologize for thinking you’re being idiotic.” “Is your spine the spine of the righteous?” Andrew wondered. “Are you trying your best to step on my toes because you’re feeling the tragic weight of the holier than thou?” “Righteousness is for people who don’t know any better.”
What’s interesting about this is how (probably unintentionally) honest that last line is. Neil often doesn’t know any better, but that doesn’t stop him from running his mouth and meddling when he thinks he is right.
Today is the first Friday the 13th in October for 11 years. The last time was in 2006 when The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events) was released. For me it was the end of an era. At the time I didn’t know anyone else who was still reading the books, and it also became clear that a second movie would not happen. (Though I have many issues with the movie, I was still happy to have any film adaptation at all.)
Today however, things are different. Netflix has made an excellent adaptation that IS getting a second season, and probably also a third. New fans are becoming interested. I am so happy that now I can share my love for A Series of Unfortunate Events with so many other people. Today I’m spending my Friday the 13th re-watching the series and eating Pasta Puttanesca.
A/N: Home stretch people. Second to last part. I want to thank the anon who sent me an aske and shared some of their experience with me, it really helped me out with some things in this part. I also want to thank everyone that still follows this series, you are all amazing. And of course my ever patient beta @thorne93.
I know that the Reader in this is probably moving a lot faster than someone would in real life, but this is fiction, and I don’t want to drag this series out for too long.
Characters: Dean x Reader, Sam, Jess, Bobby, Ellen, Charlie, Benny, John.
Warnings: Fluff, alcohol consumption, language and SPOILER ALERT implied sexy times.
After the dinner at your new apartment, you and Dean had started… dating, in a way. You didn’t see him every day, but you either talked on the phone or texted. You had dinner together three or four times a week, either at home or at a restaurant. It was good. Dean was giving you space, he was letting you set the pace, he let you decide what you were comfortable with, he was being the perfect boyfriend.
You had fully gone back to work, Bobby letting you go back to your previous shift plan, which was the morning shift Monday through Friday and then every third weekend. It was great to be back at work.
It had been almost two months since Alex died, and even though the wound was still fresh, and you still tried to wrap your head, and emotions, around it all, you were good. You had sent a few applications to different colleges after deciding you wanted to become a lawyer after all, and now you just had to wait for the responses. Sam had been a great help, not only with the whole Alex thing, but he had also answered all your questions about law school and different options for you if you decided to go that route, and ultimately he had helped you make the final decision. You wanted to represent women who were in the same situation as you had been just a few months ago.
You can see today that the Yuri on Ice fandom is not dying.
There are people out there creating every day. Writers, artists, creators of all sorts are working to celebrate one year of this lovely series’s first episode.
Of course, I miss having the novelty, the expectation for the next episode and the flood of meta and speculation posts that were circling a year ago, but that’s because we had a lot of canon things going on. Everything was fresh and raised so many questions and we didn’t know quite what to expect so everyone was talking.
And I honestly see the fandom being just as active as last year. Probably more. We have so many artists started drawing a year ago because of this series, so many writers have returned to writing fanfiction inspired by these amazing characters, so many people that, just like Victor, needed something to spark their inspiration again.
The fandom is not one or two big names. This fandom is huge. It’s everywhere - whether you make gifs, edits, fanart, videos, fanfics, shitposts, or just share what you like that was made by these inspired creators, this fandom is alive. You can see it today.