that was the kicker for me

Raven's Message

“ Noiryn..” softly said Raven, daughter of Lord Daevara. Her white locks were curled and glow just as the complexion of her skin. Her lips painted an onyx coloration, blending in with the darkened eye shadow and the silky dress combination that included what appeared to be.. combat boots?


“ If you could see me right now.. you’d likely poke at me for wearing a dress.. but I’ll be damned if I don’t wear a pair of shit kickers to your funeral.” She would softly laugh at the reference to what Noiryn termed any type of work boot, whether leather or plate, worn by a woman.


Within Raven’s hands lied a six string electronic guitar that was nestled up against her chest. Her right hand consistently strummed the dropped D strong, projecting a soft yet deep rumble through a speaker in the back ground.


As she casted her gaze outside, she would seem the backyard the preparations being made. Wood was being distributed amongst a metallic table, forming a pyre upon a stage like object. Dominic and Seri were both out there as well, two of Raven’s closest childhood friends, setting up electrical equipment, speakers, and a microphone on a stand.


“ Noiryn..” She would say once again, striking the G and the D in unison. “.. when this is all over.. I’m going to help Dad.. I’m going to become much stronger and protect my family.. I..”


She would sniffle a moment as she ceased to speak, bringing her right hand with a tissue in toe to wipe her eyes, already did she mess up her make-up. However, that was the least of her worries right now.


“ I..” She clenched her teeth behind her inked lips as she said,“.. I will give them hell! I’ll give them so much hell they will wish they had never came back from the Twisting Nether!”’


The depth of her words were invoked through a harmonic, high pitched solo that she played with rapid precision. As the notes rained, so too did the tears of the step child that cherished her.


“ But Noiryn.. before I do that… I want to play you some music.. do you… do you want to sing with me?” She would bring both her boots to step flat off the bed, her dress now cascaded to her knees. The cord to the guitar unhooked and dropped to her floor as she wiped away the eye shadow, no longer worried about redoing it.


She put on that trademark Daevara grin and said,“ Let’s do this, one more time Noiryn..” The thoughts of the time they spent on their walks in the Ghostlands lingered as she stepped from her quarters.

[[ tags: @mindofnala @duraxxor ]]

The Issue of Being a Freelance Artist (When working with non-designers): A story by Sean Williams (and future reference for other artists)

Hey guys, looks like its story time… I’m going to vent to you guys about something that just happened to me today, and hopefully you guys can reblog it so that we as artists, can try to avoid this from happening in the future.

For the last month or so I’ve been working on a freelance project for a woman who plans on running a blog about going to College. Throughout this process, I’ve worked with her step by step, going through designs, drafts, re-drafts and etc. After turning in the final design yesterday and being in agreement that the design was good, and that payment should be finalized; she sent me an email stating this: 

“I ran the design by a couple of people affiliated with by blog, and I am going to have to ask you to redo it.  It’s just not what we were looking for.  I’m not a design person at all and I wanted it done, so I settled on it. But this has to be done right”

Settled. 

“Okay, fine” I thought. Sometimes things don’t work out, and designs need to be redone. I was fine with this, and I have absolutely no problem working with a client to make sure that they’re happy; but something about her wording stuck a chord…. She settled. And for reference: THIS is what she said yesterday- BEFORE the email today stating: “This has to be done right” 


FUN FACT: I had gone in a completely different direction before coming up with the design I sent yesterday, but after HOURS of working on it and checking in with her (with her telling me she loved the way it looked) –

–I was asked to redo it.


She told me to redo it. A DAY BEFORE IT WAS DUE.  Which I did (The design I turned in yesterday). But I digress..

I continued reading through the email: 

“If you are not able or willing to take this on, then we can just cut our ties here.  If you would like to finish the project in a time sensitive manner and be paid the other 50$ and be featured, then please get me a new design by today.” 

At this point, I’d been working with her for a little over a month, (I’m a full-time student, and I work the maximum number of hours that I’m allowed to work on campus, on top of that I’m the president of an animation organization on campus, so suffice to say, I’m busy) and she had a deadline for the project, so there was a part of me that could understand her urgency. We had decided on $100. Half up front and half after I had finished. But now something else had stuck with me: “Please get me a new design by today”

What? Are you kidding me? a NEW design? We had been working together for over a month, and I had worked based on what she wanted, and now she wanted a COMPLETELY new design by the end of the day. A day, I might add that I don’t have free because I have work and then other school-related obligations that I need to fulfill… That would mean sketches to generate more ideas, having to confer with her on the design, THEN actually implementing the design, and having to clean it all up, with 1.) No direction (because the way I designed it previously was obviously all wrong), and 2.) By the end of the day.


This had to be done right, and after all of that working and reworking, I was STILL looking to try to be as helpful and professional as possible. So of course,  I was considering starting from scratch and coming up with a THIRD finalized design, until I read the rest of the email… HERE’S THE KICKER: I can’t even make this shit up. 

“A few things to keep in mind. 1.  I am a professional.  I’m an adult, this is my business.  I want it clean, simple and streamlined”.

In my head I thought: “You’re joking. You’re going to tell me these things like I’m a child? First of all, I may be a student, but I’m a working adult, I take care of my schoolwork, I pay rent, I pay a car note, I’m ENGAGED, AND take care of a pet Ferret. Beyond that, not only have I worked on this project with you step, by step, but I’ve done COUNTLESS drafts and ON TOP OF THAT, you’ve told me multiple times that the design is perfect for what you’re looking for”

The email continued: 


“https://designschool.canva.com/blog/graphic-design-tips-non-designers/”

Are you fucking kidding me. This woman thought it was okay to send me: A designer; this “HELPFUL” link. About tips. FOR NON DESIGNERS. WHEN SHE HERSELF IS NOT A DESIGNER. After this I was LIVID. But I kept my composure and kept reading:

“Ask me questions, read the blog, treat me as if I’m a real client. Let me know your thoughts on this.” 

I almost couldn’t contain myself. For a month I’ve done sketches, layouts, and etc… I’d worked with you step by step, following her instructions for the design, FOR EACH ITERATION OF THE DESIGN and I had tailored each of my changes exactly to her specifications. Beyond that I’d read and re-read over the blog multiple times in an effort to come up with a design that would best display her intentions. I was so upset after reading her email that I literally just closed my phone and walked around for a few minutes to clear my head. 


After much consideration, I decided to do what she herself had suggested and cut our ties. And I did it in what I feel was the most respectful way that I could while still maintaining my dignity. I sent her a message stating that I’m sorry that things didn’t work out, but that I could tell that she clearly didn’t respect me as an artist, and that I thought it best if we didn’t continue working together. I wished her good luck in finding a designer that could suit her needs, and I went about my day. 

Although this situation didn’t end the way that I had expected it to when we began working together, I’ve learned some things, and I wanted to share my story with you all as a way to help raise awareness for things like this:

-VALUE YOUR ART. 
-VALUE YOUR TIME. 
-VALUE THE CLIENT BUT DO NOT LET THEM STEP ALL OVER YOU

There are non designers who will commission you and be happy that you created something for them, and there are those that will NEVER be satisfied with what you give them. See the warning signs and DO NOT work with people who are going to be difficult for the sake of being difficult.

 I’ve worked with more than a few people who don’t appreciate the amount of passion and hard work that goes into art, and it draining, frustrating and its just not worth it. 

Another thing that I learned is please please please DO NOT SELL YOURSELF SHORT. 

The project that I was working on wasn’t worth $100. And after the second draft it was even worth doing for $200. I understand being a student and needing money, but I’d rather work for free on something that I love than work for pennies on something that I hate. 

Don’t take a project just because it pays. AND PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO UNDERCUT YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU’RE A STUDENT OR BECAUSE YOU DON’T FEEL THAT YOU’RE A “PROFESSIONAL” YET. 

I have friends in the animation industry who STILL don’t feel like they’re necessarily “Professionals”

KNOW YOUR WORTH.  And never ever EVER Let anyone tell you what you’re worth. Especially if they don’t know or respect just how much work and time goes into making the beautiful things that you all make.

I think that’s about it. Thanks for putting up with yet another long rant about me trying to navigate my life as an artist!

Originally posted by thatretaillife


(also… completely unrelated: If you’re an artist reading this, let me know! I’d love to follow you and I hope you do the same!)

-Sean 

story time.

i went to a weird tech high school where you were pretty much allowed to do almost anything, and you were given an expensive macbook laptop to do ur homework and other shit on. its like normal high school except u could get up and go to the bathroom whenever and not get into trouble (kids asked anyway who am i kidding we feared getting yelled at jus for needing to take a whizz)

and one day, first year, two months in, the school had a big gathering because they were having a problem. yknow, with the expensive macbook laptops.

they were getting cease and desist warnings from dreamworks because somebody was downloading 25 illegal digital copies of the bee movie, every day, for two weeks straight. they were being threatened with lawsuits, so the principal and vice principal basically rounded up all these meme-infused teenagers, and told them, “stop downloading the bee movie. we could get shut down because of you. please stop.”

and it went on for another week because, whoever this kid was, hated this school so much. so much so that they tried to have it shut down in the most fucking ridiculous way possible. by downloading the bee movie, staring jerry seinfield, as many times as possible. illegally.

i remember one early morning, after i got my breakfast burrito, some friends ushered me over to one of the lunch tables and pointed to another friend’s computer. a pirating site was open, and the kid who was responsible was actually a friend of mine. they looked at me, the biggest shit-eating grin on their face, and pointed to, you guessed it, 25 illegal digital copies of jerry seinfelds the bee movie downloading all at once on internet explorer.

the real kicker was that, since the laptops were technically purchased and owned by the school, they werent tied to any of the kids legally. just the school as a whole. so no names or faces were mentioned at all in the illegal downloadings of almost 100+ copies of the bee movie, staring jerry seinfeld.

so the kid was never caught.

anyway nu'est have been consistently sabotaged by pledis throughout their entire career. they took a group with a massively successful debut that had a strong anti-bullying message (which BTW is STILL more successful than both exo’s mama and b.a.p’s warrior, their contemporaries) and they let them rot. for 3+ years pledis used them as guinea pigs for their promotional ideas that all ended in failure. they gave them inconsistent and throwaway korean comebacks, let them promote endlessly in Japan which while successful, distanced them from where their fanbase began, they debuted nu'est-m for the chinese market with another member who was never heard from again while the subunit dissolved with absolutely nothing concrete to show for it. THEN, in year 5, they actually invest the time into nu'est, giving them solid comebacks that fit with their overall and unique sound and succeeded in bringing back their fanbase, getting them to 2nd place on a music show which only foreshadowed their long-awaited commercial success should they continue and then THIS MESS happens. this produce 101 mess. 5 years and they take this seasoned group and put them on a survival show to debut alongside trainees for a temporary group I’m so???????? what outcome do they expect from this? the writing is on the wall that all the members who compete are going to be criticized, if not mocked, for being reduced to trainees nearly 6 years after debut. that or being called cheaters for already having a fanbase upon entering. they’re halting nu'est’s promotions, which were finally going right and for what? to separate the group? to make them compete directly against each other? really where does nu'est go from here if some of their members debut in a temporary group? or the alternative, they don’t make the group at all and the separation was for nothing but to hurt the group’s image to suggest that a makeshift group with a 1-year expiration date is more appealing career wise. I literally can’t even dream up a way that this makes sense. part of me wishes nu'est just would have left pledis and whether stayed together or not, given these talented guys a fighting chance for their careers. the kicker? pledis KNOWS how to promote groups, i.e., SVT. They gave them opportunities for years before debut to gain a fanbase, they’re regularly promoted, they participate in variety and reality shows that benefit their careers and gain fans. granted, svt are a self-produced group and really most of the work falls on them, but JEEZ promotionally, we’re comparing successful, thoughtful promotions with a LITERAL mess within the same company. I can’t help but think pledis purposely ran nu'est into the ground to focus on their 13 member supergroup. I mean we can see where their focus is, also letting their girl group after school fade to nothing after the substantial impact they left on the entire music scene AND letting orange caramel go when they too were on the brink of a breakthrough and that’s a tangent but at the crux of it SVT really deserve everything, they’re hardworking and great people and you just want to see them reach the very top but nu'est deserved just the same and anyway I’m bitter. 

TLDR: nu'est are actually contestants in pledis’ game called “just how far can we run a successful and talented group straight into the ground?”

Shameless Ignis Appreciation Post

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately and I believe I’m finally beginning to understand why I can’t help but adore Ignis Scientia so much. When we are first introduced to him, he reads as such a serious, borderline stoic character, then as the journey goes on, we see all the parts of his personality unfold, like a beautiful rose in a steamy hot leopard print shirt that makes me slightly question my sexuality. I especially love seeing all the different sides of Iggy through Prompto’s photos. EXAMPLES:

1. “I’m happiest when I have my Ebony” Iggy.

2. Ridiculously photogenic strategist Iggy.

3. Still hasn’t taken a bath Iggy.

4.“Just face it, Gladio, you don’t know where we’re going either” Iggy.

5. Ass Kicker of the Year™ Iggy.

6.Jumping dork Iggy.

7.“My glasses dropped and so will your panties” Iggy.

8. Majestically rides his Chocobo into battle Iggy.

9. Looks great in any landscape Iggy.

10. Preciously cute and also kinda shy Iggy.

11. OBVIOUSLY thinking “Gladio’s ass looks great in this light” Iggy.

12. Caught staring at Gladio AGAIN Iggy.

13. “I think I’m posed cool but actually am still a dork” Iggy.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST…


14. Derp Iggy.

And there you go! Only a few of the reasons why I can’t get enough of Ignis *_*

The Pepsi Marketing Team: A dialogue

Scene: Three white dudes sitting around a meeting table, at Pepsi HQ. 

Marketing dude 1: So guys, I’ve been thinking, protests are huge right now. How about we integrate protests into our commercial concept?

Marketing dude 2: Great idea, Chad! Man, what is all that protesting about anyway?

CHAD: I have no idea Bryce, but its HOT.

Marketing dude 3: You know what else is HOT? The Kardashians.

CHAD: Good thinking, Brad. So how can we put it all together?

BRYCE: I’ve got it guys. So here’s the scene, a protest , right–

CHAD, interjecting: — not political though, like, just a protest

BRYCE: (excitedly) yeah, yeah exactly. A protest is going on, and then switch scenes– Kendall is doing a photo shoot— 

BRAD: –You know she’s a model? 

CHAD: Wow, so hard-working.

BRYCE: –anyway she sees the protest. And she’s like, so “woke” right–

BRAD: –Woke?

CHAD: That’s a hot phrase right now.

BRAD: What does it mean? 

BRYCE: It means like, “trendy”, but with politics or whatever.

CHAD: That doesn’t sound quite right.

BRYCE: Whatever. ANYWAY, So Kendall is like “oh a protest!” and the crowd of protesters approach a wall of police–

BRAD (excitedly) : in riot gear???!

CHAD: No no, not riot gear, we don’t want to make the police look bad.

BRYCE: Ok yeah. they’re monitoring peacefully. and the protesters are all happy and dancing.

CHAD: yeah man, I went to Coachella once, and that’s totally like a protest, so we can do like a Coachella aesthetic.

BRAD: Nice.

BRYCE: OK ok guys so here’s the kicker right? Kendall joins the protest, and she’s got a Pepsi, right? And so she walks up to one of the police, and she gives him a Pepsi- and then like, the protest is solved!

BRAD: OH man that is SO good

CHAD: Bryce you are a genius.

(A manager pokes his head into the meeting room)

MANAGER:  Hey guys, what have you got for me so far?

CHAD: Well, we’ve got a kind of “Pepsi solves World Peace” vibe going. 

MANAGER: That sounds pretty good– hey make sure you throw some “diversity” in there, ok? Our market testing numbers show that people like that.

CHAD: Yeah of course- already on it!

(Manager smacks the door frame twice, then leaves)

BRAD: Well…. Kendall is like… not white, right?

BRYCE: I’m not sure dude, but “Kardashian” doesn’t sound white

CHAD: “Jenner” does though….

BRAD: ok ok, we’ll find a way to get some diversity in there. We can ask Areeb from product management!

BRYCE: Nice. 

CHAD: Ok so the idea is; An apolitical protest is going on– for world peace or something– and Kendall sees it while she is modeling. And she’s so “woke” so she leaves her shoot to join the cause. She’s like, just another person, “just like everyone else” type of deal. 

Cut in Coachella scenes- but like– with diversity– she moves through the crowd, she’s got the Pepsi, and she brings the Pepsi to the police.

BRAD: The upstanding professional “serve and protect-ors”

CHAD: Exactly. So she brings the Pepsi to the police and the vibe is, like, a peace-offering 

BRYCE: World peace is solved

BRAD: World peace is solved!

CHAD: nice work everyone. I’ll make a powerpoint. 

anonymous asked:

omg what episodes of iasip have had heavy flirting between the two??? I haven't watched in so long

hoo boy this ended up being a little longer than expected! disclaimer: i wrote this all from memory, and by no means is it an exhaustive list!

Ass Kickers United: Mac and Charlie Join A Cult; dennis tells mac “you’ve been looking so great lately, so sexy”

Franks Back in Business; dennis directs “don’t you want to get off with me? i want you to get off with me” to mac

The Gang Solves the Mortgage Crisis; dennis asks mac “can you do that for me, baby boy?” (side note: dennis also calls mac “baby boy” in The Gang Hits the Road) + this episode blessed us with Hugh Honey and Vic Vinegar

Mac and Dennis Break Up (deleted scene); dennis tells mac that he has “beautiful lips”

The Gang Dines Out; dennis serenades mac with a rendition of wind beneath my wings + dennis gives a speech about mac and how “the world is a safer place when he’s around”

Dennis Gets Divorced; “you’re my boytoy!” “i’m your boytoy!”

Flowers for Charlie; dennis tells mac that “it’s all about seduction” and turns on you’re the inspiration by chicago, and then they both begin swaying towards each other with mac about to lean in before they’re interrupted by dee

The Gang Gets Held Hostage; mac says “i love you” to dennis

The Gang Recycles Their Trash; mac tries to kiss dennis

bonus: some other iconic macdennis moments

Macs Banging the Waitress; “dennis has great thighs” + mac booping dennis’ nose to wake him up

The Gang Dances Their Asses Off; mac mimes the act of fellatio on dennis

The Gang Gets Quarantined; dennis proves that he can go from “flaccid to erect at a moments notice” by looking mac up and down + the fact that mac has seen him do that before

Mac and Dennis Break Up; all of it

The Nightman Cometh Live; the entirety of the “it’s just two men sharing the night..” scene

Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens; the shot gun scene

Mac and Dennis: Manhunters; dennis gets mac to feel his nipples (lmao)

Mac and Dennis Move To The Suburbs; dennis buys mac a dog and mac decides to name it dennis jr and “raise him like he was our own son” + mac tells dennis “everything i do, i do for you”

Hero or Hate Crime; dennis softly tells mac “just come on out of the closet, you’ll feel better” + dennis persuades the rest of the gang to leave mac to just be happy on the day he came out

amendment: i cannot believe that i managed to forget paddy’s thong and “i’m wearing them because i want to turn you on” from Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens! thank you to @macelhenneys for your tags that reminded me 

Today on Good Omens AUs no one asked for, Aziraphale and Crowley as the moon and sun incarnate.

Aziraphale with blonde curls as soft as moondust and skin that shimmers ever so faintly when light hits it just right.  Aziraphale with wide eyes like the moon and skin that almost unnaturally cool to the touch.  Aziraphale watching the sky wistfully and reading by starlight.

Crowley carrying the energy of a star inside his soul and streaks of light in his hair.  Crowley wearing sunglasses not to keep the light out, but to keep the light in.  Crowley, constantly moving, with skin warm like stones laying in the sun.  Crowley basking in light like it’s the only thing keeping him alive.

how to know someone has serious issues with comprehension

  • they think akechi goro is adachi 2.0
  • they think akechi goro is similar to light yagami
Very professional revenge for unprofessional behavior.

As humans often do, I became tired one day at work. I decided to use one of my 15 minute paid breaks to take a nap at my desk. One of my coworkers, who I have not only never wronged but never really had a conversation with prior to this, posted incredibly unflattering photos of me sleeping on Facebook all captioned by him with insults to my character and appearance. So, I got to wake up to a bunch of comments from people I’ve never met about how I’m a lazy, special-snowflake, millennial who looks like she used to be a man. That was super fun. What was even more fun was the fact that he’s firmly planted in the Good Ol’ Boys Club, which makes him bulletproof. The manager agreed that it wasn’t professional, but the poor man was suddenly and inexplicably stripped of his ability to do anything about it by those jerks in corporate.

I decided to do my poor manager a favor and take the responsibility off his hands. I sent all the screenshots I took to HR. They can’t fire my jerk coworker, but there are fates worse than firing. He is now currently becoming more and more annoyed by the mandatory harassment training he has to do. I can see him watching it at his desk, making annoyed comments to anyone who walks by and generally looking like he wants to shoot himself. I’m having a very good day today.

The kicker to all of this? I’ve been keeping track of all the 2 and 3-hour paid lunches that Mister Champion of the Company takes. To loosely quote the same man in his hilarious Facebook tirades against me, “How dare someone steal company time like this. What’s wrong with people?” I’ll be sending all of that to HR, plus some recordings of his racist/sexist tirades, when I leave in a week or two. I have interviews lined up, all for better paying jobs with lesser commutes.

Sayonara, shitty company, you gave me the experience and the resume boost to ditch you like the sack of crap you are.

update:

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I'm gonna talk about why Maria Stark is infinitely important
  • infinitely

first off, to hell with the fucking notion that 616-maria didn’t love tony and tony never realized she loved him.

the universe realizes tony is a momma’s boy

in his dreams, maria is the one trying to offer input as to how he might lead a less miserable life. (also he reaches for her and theres a fucking butterfly come the fuck on) note that we’re in tony’s head so of course his dream figures are like “you created your own problems” – the important part here is, maria is the one who gives advice

howard wanted a son to take over the name/stark industries. maria was ready to accept any sex.

also here’s something golden. tony stark says this to the demon incarnation of his father’s soul when they’re fighting in hell (i mean lol in case you needed proof howard is scum)

She loved me. Loved us both. Unconditionally. All that’s good in me, all you call “weakness” — the compassion, the caring, everything decent — I learned from herAnd that gives me the will, the need, the strength — to ultimately do — whatever’s necessary.

i know right

i really want to point to one specific part in this.

All that’s good in me… I learned from her.

now listen to me on this

to hell with the notion that tony’s heroic streak comes from howard :) ok. fuck that

sensitive boy

EVERYONE LISTEN TO ME RIGHT NOW. TONY STARK WAS A SENSITIVE BOY

i’m gonna tell you who else was sensitive

MARIA FUCKING COLLINS CARBONELL STARK WAS SENSITIVE

SEE: THE PANEL ABOVE WHERE SHE’S CRYING

SEE: THIS

like i understand that comic portrayal of women wasn’t/isn’t stellar. but at the same time – don’t do the thing where you say maria isn’t strong as a character just because she’s a woman that cries and is scared of her abusive husband after he becomes a raging alcoholic because newsflash not all women need to be SHIELD agents or superpowered physical kickers of ass in order to be worth your time. like we have no evidence that maria wasn’t a SHIELD agent like howard or whatever but even if she wasn’t (and i’d prefer it if she WASN’T) fuck the notion that women can’t be sensitive and feminine and also

fuck the idea that tony took after howard temper-wise, like

literally fuck that

stop erasing maria like. TONY HAD A MOTHER TOO HE DIDN’T SPONTANEOUSLY SPRING INTO EXISTENCE

the little boy who read about knights in the library. that’s not fucking howard stark. that’s the maria stark in tony

this. this is maria stark

and this. quiet and subdued tony stark

thiS IS MARIA STARK

TONY STARK WHO GENUINELY WANTS TO HELP YOU

TONY STARK WHO WANTS TO MAKE YOU A SURPRISE

THIS IS MARIA STARK

THIS IS MARIA STARK BECAUSE THIS IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT HOWARD TRIED TO PREACH TONY TO BE

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF MARIA STARK

NEVER FORGET THE FACT THAT TONY WITNESSED HIS MOTHER BEING DRIVEN TO TEARS BY HOWARD. NEVER FORGET THAT MARIA WAS TRAPPED IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP AND WAS PROBABLY DEPRESSED SHE PROBABLY HAD GOOD REASONS TO START NEGLECTING HER FAMILY DO NOT COME INTO MY HOUSE AND TELL ME MARIA STARK IS NOT IMPORTANT

LITERALLY NO ONE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MARIA STARK

MARIA IS THE REASON WHY TONY STARK IS A GOOD PERSON BENEATH THE IRON ARMOR AND SHE’S THE REASON WHY HE PUTS ON THAT ARMOR TO DO GOOD THINGS

MARIA STARK AS HER OWN PERSON NEEDS TO BE DEVELOPED IN THE COMICS BECAUSE HONESTLY WE DON’T KNOW TWO FUCKS ABOUT HER AS AN ENTITY SEPARATE FROM HOWARD AND THAT SUCKS BUT WE DO HAVE TONY STARK AND THAT’S NOT ENOUGH BUT IT’S EVEN LESS IF PEOPLE KEEP IGNORING THE FACT THAT MARIA STARK WAS, IN MANY WAYS, THE ONE POSITIVE FORMATIVE INFLUENCE TONY HAD GROWING UP oh my god i’m so mad MARIA STARK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT

AND EVERYTHING “SECRET ORIGINS”!!!!! IS!!!!!!!! FUCKING BULLSHIT

IT’S FUCKING BULLSHIT because how dare you

i mean. lets go back to that quote

She loved me. Loved us both. Unconditionally. All that’s good in me, all you call “weakness” — the compassion, the caring, everything decent — I learned from herAnd that gives me the will, the need, the strength — to ultimately do — whatever’s necessary.

“She loved me. … Unconditionally.”

how dare you take this certainty away from tony

literally how in the fuck dare you

HOW DARE YOU DO THIS

this is the hallucination from fatal frontier HOW THE FUCK DARE YOU TWIST TONY’S PERCEPTION OF MARIA LIKE THAT

HOW IN THE FUCK

BUT WE ONLY DID WHAT WAS BEST” HOW IN THE FUCK DARE YOU DO THIS

HOW IN THE FUCK DARE YOU TAKE THE ONE PERSON TONY KNEW FOR SURE LOVED HIM UNCONDITIONALLY AND TWIST HIS IDEA OF HER IN SUCH A WAY THAT!!! HE THINKS!!! SHE WOULD DISPOSE OF HIM AND HIS EMOTIONS!! FOR THE SAKE!!! OF THE FUCKING GREATER GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOW IN THE FUCK

DARE YOU DO THIS I’M SO FURIOUS

JUSTICE FOR MARIA STARK I’M SO MAD

yknow what. it’s in the am hours. ive had at least 2 alcoholic beverages tonighit. and i have decided that once im out of tech school im gonna get a degree in ye olde literature just so i can write a groundbreaking paper about how cu chulainn (the actual myth one not the anime one) is a fucking trans icon. my guy is incredibly trans. lets just take a good look at the facts here folks

-these stories were written down by monks with an obviously christian agenda they edited the story to adhere to, in some parts more obviously so than others. considering the roman catholic hatred of trans people at the time, it would not be unreasonable to assume that if cu chulainn was in fact trans in the originals that were being written down said monks would attempt to cover that up by making him cis.

-dude changed his name which is a very trans™ thing 2 do obviously

-the whole thing with the curse and how he was the only one ready to throw the fuck down while all the other men were in bed with the pains of birth like this is such a classic example of using gendered language in magic shenanigans to ur advantage

-often described as being small & beardless “this is supposed to show he’s young” but is it really??? it’s not uncommon for masculine women to be mistaken for young men and him being both notably small and unable to grow a beard is brought up several times in text. either way it’s not like being young and being trans are mutually exclusive. really makes you think.

-alright here’s the big kicker that really says Cu Chulainn Is Trans 2 me in big shiny letters: he had to prove himself as Really Being That Tough over & over again to a frankly ridiculous degree. multiple times (at least 2 in the tain bo cuailnge that i can remember rn) there’s some enemy fuck who knows god damn well the one in front of them is cu mother fucking chulainn who has been absolutely obliterating his enemies by the hundreds but the moment they see him & notice he’s beardless (again, this is usually interpreted as meaning he’s young but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case) they’re like “nah I’m not fighting that get me a real enemy” and cu has to put on a fake beard to convince them he really is A Big Tough Dude Who Can Kick Your Ass. another time in the tain cu used his sick sword skills to make a fool of someone who was mocking him and the fucking idiot didn’t stop even after cu literally shaved the guys head clear & cut off his clothes with a sword. there’s one story (called bricriu’s feast) of a competition where cu easily beat everyone by a wide margin in everything they compete in but none of the other contestants wanted to accept the result so they kept bringing in other judges trying to get someone other than cu to be declared winner. 

there’s this really weird refusal of people in the ulster cycle to accept that cu chulainn is as good at things as he is (specifically things considered masculine like fighting) and idk about all yall but that really fucking screams good old fashioned transphobia to me lads. like trans folks are still dealing with this shit in modern day with athletes not being allowed to compete with their own fucking gender bc it ~wouldnt be fair~ or other such nonsense. this fuck shit with ppl absolutely refusing to acknowledge cu as possibly being good at Man Things is incredibly Trans Relatable™.

-ALSO i just remembered this but there’s also at least one and i’m pretty sure more than one time where cu talks to people who are like “yea we’re trying to hunt down cu chulainn” and they don’t realise he is in fact that very same cu chulainn or are even remotely suspicious of him which would make a lot more sense if they mistook him for a woman

in conclusion: hes trans

Let's get real for a second

Being a single mom is hard. Like really hard.

Everything is on me, from things as small as cooking dinner to things as big as potty training. Every single day, every single minute I hear the constant whines, cries, laughter, and “mommy’s” I don’t know what silence is. I don’t know what it means to sit down and watch a 30 minute TV episode.

My house often goes unclean. Sometimes we eat Easy Mac for dinner. I usually go 3 days between showers.

New clothes, the cost of daycare, anything from Tylenol to toys to diapers is all paid for by me.

And the kicker? Society looks at single moms like WE’RE the ones that failed, that we couldn’t keep our legs closed, or we did something to make our man run away. But what society doesn’t see is the millions of articles I read to be a better mom, the time I’m taking off work so I can be at my son’s school party, or that I’m stretching myself thin to give my son everything he wants.

Single moms are by far the strongest beings on this entire planet and I think we deserve a little more recognition than we receive.

MASTERLIST


DARYL  DIXON X READER:

- PLEASE DON’T GO

Prompt: 13. “Please don’t go, don’t leave me alone”

Plot: Daryl wants revenge, even if that means to leave his loved one

- FIGHTING FOR YOU

Prompt: 11.  “Haven’t you done enough?”

Plot: Reader is upset after Olivia’s death and so talks back to Negan.

- BY YOUR SIDE 

Prompt: 21. Trying to calm other when they have a bad dream

Plot: Reader has nightmares about her first meeting with the Governor.

- I LOVE YOU (ONE SHOT)

prompt: 3. Not because I hate you but because I love you

Plot: Daryl is upset because he can’t find Sophia and for this reason he distance himself from everybody, even from (Y/n).

  - TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG

prompt: 9. seriously? you want him over me?

10. Don’t touch me

28. It just happened

Plot: (Y/n) and Daryl reunite at the Hilltop. Weeks later, she has a surprise for him

- ONE IN A MILLION

Fiction based on Twice’s One in a million

-TWO BECOME THREE

Just a fluffy fic about Daryl,Reader and their baby ♥

DARYL x READER || DWIGHT X READER SERIES:

Reader has to keep an eye on Dwight…somethig will happen between them.

-YOU’RE GONNA BE OKAY PART 1

-YOU’RE GONNA BE OKAY PART 2

VINCENT BAUER X READER:

Fanfiction about Norman Reedus’ character in Air (2015).

FEELING YOU (SMUT) PART 1

FEELING YOU (SMUT) PART 2

FEELING YOU - ENDING 1 (PART 3)

FEELING YOU - ALTERNATE ENDING (COMING SOON)

 NEGAN X READER:

- MY ONE AND ONLY (SMUT)

(Y/n) and Negan wants each other, however the fact that he has six wives keep (Y/n) from give herself to her beloved leader

30 DAYS SERIES

- DAY 1: KEEP YOU SAFE

-DAY 2: MAKING MEMORIES

- DAY 3: GREEN EYED MONSTER

-DAY 4: THE BRIGHT SIDE

-DAY 5: YOU’RE NOT ALONE (SMUT)

-DAY 6: TAKING CARE OF YOU (SMUT)

-DAY 7: RETURN THE FAVOR (SMUT)

-DAY 8: LOSS

-DAY 9: I NEED YOU

-DAY 10: ALL OF YOU

-DAY 11: SPAGHETTI NIGHT

-DAY 12: LIL’ ASS KICKER

- DAY 13: I PROMISE (SMUT)

- DAY 14: FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR I HAVE SINNED (SMUT)

REQUESTED:

- I’M NOT THAT BAD 

Prompt: 1. “Make me”

7. “I can be nice too, if I want to” (Daryl x Jesus) [Friendship]

- SAFE AND SOUND (Adoptive father Daryl x baby OC)

-DO IT FOR HER (Daryl x Reader)

- HOT AND BOTHERED (Daryl x Reader) [SMUT]

- IT’S ALWAYS YOU (DARYL X READER)

- HAPPINESS (Daryl x Reader //Uncle Rick x niece  reader)

- I WAS ALL OVER HER  (Daryl x Reader)

- HANGING OUT (Daryl x Reader - brother - sister relationship)

-STRESSED OUT (Daryl x Reader)

- I HAVE HELLA FEELINGS FOR YOU (Daryl x Reader)

- SHUT UP AND DRIVE (Daryl x Reader)

-YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL (Daryl x plus size Reader) 

- DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL (Daryl x Reader) [SMUT]

-LOSING YOU (Daryl x Reader) [SMUT]

-STARGAZER (Daryl x Reader) [SMUT]

-ROAD TRIP (Norman Reedus x Reader) [SMUT]

- HEART SKIP A BEAT (Platonic Rick x Daryl) 

-YOU’RE PERFECT TO ME (Daryl x Reader) [SMUT]

-PERFECT (Pre-Apocalypse AU - teen Daryl x teen Reader)

- YOU’RE ALL I NEED (Norman Reedus x Reader)[SMUT]

-TAKE YOUR TIME (Daryl Dixonx Reader) [SMUT]

-CIAO, ADIOS (Daryl x Reader || Future Dwight x Reader)

-UNTIL DEATH DO US APART (Daryl x Reader)

- PERFECT (Daryl x Reader) [SMUT]

CHALLENGES:

- UNTIL NEXT TIME (Jack Frost x Reader)

-SECRET (Daryl Dixon x Reader)

Don’t you love it when bfs take fashion cues from each other? Sweater top. Check. Ripped jeans. Check. Boxer boots. Check. I see you Leeyum.

insecureghosts  asked:

you know those icebreakers teachers make you do & suddenly its panic mode on the first day of class? Well i panicked & when she asked me what i liked, i looked down at my shirt and said 'Uh I like plaid'. Now, that's true. But the kicker is that a kid before me who happened go be wearing a bunch of orange said he really liked orange. So my teacher decieded to put us in a contest of who can keep up their wardrobe choice the longest. It is may & my senior year has been ruined. I won't lose

I’m getting that you wore plaid everyday? That’s dedication

I’m so upset right now, I don’t know what to do.

Yesterday my five year old (read that again, I said five… it’s important) and I were in the car and learning about directions. North, South, East, West. My rear view mirror has an indicator in it and every time we turned we talked about which way we were headed. She seemed like she was struggling to remember even after getting it right several times. She’s been doing this more frequently with a lot of topics she knows backwards and forwards and it’s frustrating but I try not to let her know I’m frustrated. We turned again and the indicator changed to SW and she immediately shouts out “South West!!” I get super excited and congratulate her because YaY she gets it but then I hear a muffled “Oh No.” from the back seat and look to see her covering her mouth with her hand like she said a bad word.

After a lot of questioning about what the heck just happened, she finally admits.

“I didn’t mean to be smart. Girls aren’t supposed to be smart.”

Y'all. I almost broke down into tears right then and there. I asked her what she meant by that, girls are smart! Mommy is smart right? My FIVE year old was getting so upset because she had let it slip she knew things and I didn’t seem to be able to make any difference. Eventually, we got to the kicker….

“But boys don’t like girls who are smart.” She tells me, clearly distraught.

“Fuck boys.”

This, at least, gets the little light of my life to laugh again. She knows mommy has said a bad word and it always makes her giggle. I’m seething in rage that she has been taught to hide her intelligence already, but at least I’m not keeping her mood down in the dumps… I guess.

I’m not one hundred percent sure where to go from here. Honestly, I’m not even ten percent sure. I let the topic drop yesterday because I was too upset to make rational decisions and we went home and played Snipper Clippers… a game that requires you to think… and worked on the puzzle she got for Easter.

And then I read her a story about a bunch of puppies trying to feed themselves while their owner is sick because she is FIVE and can’t read on her own yet. She can’t read, but she knows boys don’t like girls who are smart.

We try so hard, to teach her to think, to problem solve. We encourage her when she’s interested in ‘brainy’ things like the set of gears she loves to tinker with. But I can’t control every aspect of her life. I work. My husband works. In a few months she will be in kindergarten and around even more people and children of various ages than she is now at day care.

And I can’t help but think about this child, who KNOWS boys don’t like girls who are smart…

What else does she know?

[Pretends to crack knuckles]

Welcome to a new series that I’m lamely calling “The Legend of Meta”, because boy howdy, I sure have a lot of things to say on a lot of characters and about Breath of the Wild in general.. And I’m bad with naming things. I love writing meta (aka long ramblings) and the zelda series is my heart and soul, so why not make a series right? None of this is #confirmed by Nintendo, none of it is #official, merely my own thoughts and opinions.

If sonicmega finds this I’m gonna kick my own ass tbh I love him, great dude, great VA, but listen ok I don’t need him knowing I spent more hours than I’m willing to admit thinking about every little detail about his character. That’s just weird.

Word Count: 5031
Estimated Reading Time: 24 minutes, 51 seconds
Series: 1 of ?

Anyways, this post will contain spoilers from here on! Even the link!

Here is the complete dialogue script for Revali for your convenience!

So as you can plainly tell by the title card, I’m going to be starting off with our well known local bird and arrogant friend, Revali. I’ve seen a wide spread love, and wide spread hate rather quite equally for this character, and quite honestly? I can understand it. From what we are given in game, Revali is a self-absorbed, arrogant and rather downright rude Rito, but seemingly only to you, to Link. Many find this to be annoying, and many find it to be relatable, comical even! Which is fine, do what makes you happy! But as a rhetorical question, how many have you truly thought on his character?

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What's happening to Nif is interesting.

What’s in question isn’t the age gap- though people think it is.
What’s really in question, are the Soulmate AU “laws”. And let me tell you why.

They can vary from author to author, as we’ve seen. Factors likely to change are:

-Mark shape/placement
- Physical sensation of the mark when the other is near
-Pull of the other persons “aura”
-Ability to sense the other’s presence
-Whether you have one soulmate, or multiple

You’ll want to hear me out on this one, guys.
These are just a few of the variables that can change from AU to AU.
Bear with me-
Have you seen Twilight? Where Jacob imprints on Bella’s child? Here’s what he says:
“It’s not like love at first sight, really. It’s more like…gravity moves. When you see her, suddenly it’s not the earth holding you here anymore. She does. And nothing matters more than her. And you would do anything for her, be anything for her…”

*HERES THE KICKER, FOLKS*

“You become whatever she needs you to be, whether that’s a protector, or a lover, or a friend, or a brother”
- Jacob, New Moon

I explicitly apply this to the case of Prompto and Rory. When Prompto babysits Rory and Lucas, there are no sexual feelings there. That’s not what soulmates are if the time isn’t right. Yes the Six are dumb as fuck, soulmates are full of problems. One can die, the other can go forever without their soulmate. Absolutely. But for Six sake, they didn’t set up soulmates on Eos to perpetuate child molestation. So let’s just nip that in the bud- right. now.

Their time was now. Prom and yes, Rory are consenting adults, and because of it, the “inexplicable pull of soulmates” trope that we’ve all come to know and love (and need to STAND BY even if it’s not our “ideal”) was in FULL effect. It knows. Does this cause problems? ABSOLUTELYYYY.
Absolutely.
Again- the Six are dumb AF.

It’s not picture perfect. I think we all recognized a fault in this Prompto, which is FINE. Hell, its GOOD even! This Prompto has been thorough some shit. Think about it. Existing in a world where everyone has a soulmate marking, quite literally, except you- i’d believe this Prompto is even a suicide attempt survivor. I’d believe this Prompto took mixes of ethers and high potion overdoses to numb his pain. I think this Prompto could have been a potion addict at some point, and I think Nif even alluded to this. My god, can you even imagine?? The Astrals had blessed everyone, every human with another human, and you are a walking I S L A N D, damned by the gods. But despite this Prompto still tries. The thought of it gives me chills knowing he had to undergo that mental torture. Having date after date, lover after lover eventually taken away from him by their “real” soulmate. It was only a matter of time. Prompto was a loophole in the Gods plan.

But what did they do????
What did they do.
They blessed him in the middle of his life, with a marking. Unbelievable.
Everyone existing on earth had a marking already, so of COURSE it had to be someone unborn, who could match him. Someone who’s not yet entered the world. Thus creating the age gap.

People have come out to Nif saying they’re either survivors of bad age gap relationships, or that the love of their life is 15-20 years older than them, and they’re happily married. Or that their parents have an age gap. The examples go on and on.

I believe the way Magnets written is gritty, it’s real, it’s riddled with real life problems which is why there’s ample discourse popping up on it in the first place.

We wanted to see a bit more remorse from Prompto, a little more fear, being more weirded out, freaked out, feeling ashamed, disgusted with himself even. I think this part was there, it was.

Prompto could have been so hung up, mortified, depressed about what he’s doing to Raine and his Best friends daughter that he outright killed him self. Again- Gods be damned. They put him through hell and back and now his soulmate is “too young” for him? He could have been done. For the sake of a story, Is this what YOU wanted to see?
Story aside, it would not make sense for the Gods manifestation of love to inflict undue pain. Some pain, sure, less than ideal circumstances? Absolutely. All of which were dealt with and realized IN the story.

But it was exponentially curbed, by the “soulmate AU” laws. It is to bestow love on the humans of Eos. It’s the Gods love for them, manifested, and found with their better half. The end game is undoubtedly romantic love, not to cause tourment, anguish, disgust, peril, or even death. So in my books, Love won, as it might have even been “predestined” to in the beginning, when Prompto was still in the lab. Snack on THEM apples 😏

Tldr; God bless 40 y/o Prompto because man be damned if you’re supposed to resist what the fucking Astrals put down for ya. @nifwrites