the only thing better than this is if it were real

Steven universe just explained what is happening in women spaces

So in the new episode Rocknaldo Ronaldo made a pamphlet bad mouthing the crystal gems Steven came up to him told him that wasn’t what the gems were about and how he was saying really mean things

Ronaldo apologized and said he needed to think about what he was doing wrong which lead to him believing he should become a crystal gem [didnt matter that thats not how it works and even though thats not how it works The gems still let him in and were open to the idea] While doing this he made everything about him, told actual crystal gems they aren’t really gems [even said he was a better gem than everyone else] and should rethink their actions and when Steven told him how being a gem isn’t a game he can pretend to be apart of because it’s his real everyday life Ronaldo got mad at him

This is legit a perfect example of how people are treating women and lesbians They want to be apart of our community but only if it caters solely to them and then get mad when we stick up for ourselves IN OUR OWN SPACE [Ronaldo literally started living with the gems so another good example about taking over something that has nothing to do with him]

They make claims that they are better women or lesbians than actual women and lesbians We try to be open and welcoming and then they turn on us and try to push us out of the home WE built for ourselves It’s crazy
If you don’t watch steven universe you should watch this episode it is legit amazing

I was trying to explain my political philosophy to someone, and the only words that didn’t feel wrong in my mouth were, “evidence-based ameliorist.”

I believe in whatever works to make shit better.  I believe our decisions should not be informed by lofty and distant ideas, but the concrete evidence of what works and what doesn’t.  What helps people survive? What helps them thrive? What sounds like a great idea but never works in real life?

I believe in politics informed by legitimate social sciences. Social policy informed by statistics, not scripture.  Financial policy that safeguards the future instead of being penny-wise and pound-foolish.  Political conversations based in careful examination of what’s actually being proposed, not ignorant discussions of ideals.

This isn’t some revolutionary thing I’m talking about.  This is how I’m used to cities, regions, countries, being governed.  Because good governance is more often about coalitions of evidence-based ameliorists with very different ideologies, than ideologically pure groups of people who reject anyone who believes differently than they do.

I just had a long discussion with my parents about how basically and given Discworld book would be a better thing to read in school than Lord of The Flies.

Reason number one: all of the same lessons are taught.

In LoTF, the reader is supposed to learn about mob mentality, oppression, and general prejudice, yes? Thud! is a good example of all of this. You’ve got two different groups of people fighting because Reasons, and the main character coming to terms with his own subconscious racism. What a damn good thing to teach high schoolers!

Reason number two: none of them are nearly so depressing.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I can not think of a single Terry Pratchett book that ends on a bad note. Not one. LoTF was painful for me to read, because all of the characters were making horrible, murderous decisions because… plot??? Boys will be boys?? The base instincts of humanity?? I am the author and everyone else sucks??? 

Reason number three: they are fun to read!

This kind of goes along with the last one, but the fact that Pratchett combines relatable characters and a good sense of humor with real world scenarios (going back to Thud! with the internalized racism) makes the books a joy to read! I have, out of the six books I’ve had to read for school, been indifferent or even hated four of them. I didn’t want to read any of them! I read two books a week for three frippin years! And I didn’t want to read the books they chose! I, just. 

In conclusion: LoTF sucks, Thud! would be a much better choice.

Reita: leader just used the phrase “zonk out”* twice but that’s kinda old-fashioned, right? do people still use that?

Kai: fuck off! lol

so it’s an old-fashioned word! lol 

it’s certainly better than REITA’s “crash out”**! lol (΄◉◞౪◟◉`)
Reita: so, it is old-fashioned after all, huh. it’s just that you brought it into the conversation sooo naturally (lol) I’m blown away***!

The words they originally used were *バタンキュー and **即寝こくわ which basically mean the same thing (falling asleep immediately/passing out, etc.) only that Kai’s word is a rather old (or even obsolete) one whereas Reita’s (I’m pretty sure) is not even a real word. The last one ***おったまげー is also one of those dead words. 
I know, “zonk out” is not actually an obsolete word but I didn’t know a word which was so please bear with me ♡

I’m sorry, but even only being 23, I grew up having to dig my way through so much to find real representation actually ON SCREEN. And I don’t care if you think they’re not “fresh” because the actors and characters are not in their teens or early twenties. I would still rather see them getting fully fleshed out, backstories, episodes that are supposed to be centric to them being centric to them and more than five minutes of screen time if they’re supposed to be main characters.

I like Lena, I’m okay with SuperCorp, I’m not cool with having a beautiful, healthy, interesting, canon w|w relationship and an amazing qpoc woman on my screen taking a backseat to either of those things.

Give Lena her own, separate episode for this. Don’t take away from what they said they were giving us. Not to mention James Olsen deserves better just saying.

You, and Only You

Request: 6. Come here, baby. Let me see you. 15. Nothing but you. With Happy

Lately, Happy hasn’t been around. Which you can kind of understand. The club has been in some shit recently and they can get real busy. But, just the other day, you had a lunch with Lyla and Tara and they said that Opie and Jax has been making time for them.

So you couldn’t understand for the life of you, why he couldn’t come home every once in awhile. It’s been about two weeks since you’ve spent more than 20 minutes alone with him, and it was getting to the point that you were starting to overthink things.

Was he cheating? Maybe he lost interest. Maybe he decided that you weren’t enough. Or you weren’t woman enough for him. Or maybe he found something better.

Maybe he doesn’t love you anymore.

All of these thoughts ran across your mind at night when you would lay in bed, by yourself, and stare at the ceiling. Expecting the answers to fall from the ceiling and help you.

You heard the front door open and you turned over to look at the clock on your side table and saw the time.

3:21 a.m.

You sighed and sat up against the wall and pulled the pillow he usually used to your chest and sat your chin on top of it. You waited for a couple of minutes before your bedroom door opened and in walked Happy.

He stopped suddenly at the doorway and looked at you as you stared back. He was quiet but that wasn’t new. He use to talk to you, unlike with everyone else.

“What you doing up, baby?” He asked as he walked to the bed and sat at your side. He leaned over to where his arm was across you and his hand on the bed on the other side of you. You just watched him.

After a couple of moments of silence, he tilted his head at you. “You gonna answer, baby girl.”

“Do you love me?” You blurted out.

He straightened up and tensed his body in surprise at your question.

“What?”

“Do you love me?”

“What kind of a question is that? Of course I do.” He answered as he leaned towards you. “Why are you asking?”

You looked down at your lap, not wanting to look him in the eyes as you started to explain your train of thoughts.

“Well, lately you haven’t come home a lot. At first, I thought it was because you were busy with the club but then Tara and Lyla said that Opie and Jax had been able to spend time with them. So, I started to overthink that maybe you weren’t happy with me anymore.” You said as tears started to quietly make their way down your face.

“Oh, come here, baby. Let me see you.” He grabbed your face with both of his hands and lifted it so he was staring straight into my eyes. “There is no one. Nothing but you.” He told you before pulling you in for a kiss.

5 Things ‘World of Winx’ did better than the original series

World of Winx was amazing and I’m so looking forward to the second season. I’m also going to write reviews but for now I just want to share my opinion on why I think that this spin-off is better than the actual (current) TV show.

[No real spoilers included, but if you didn’t watch WoW yet and don’t want to read any spoilers, than please don’t continue reading.]

  • Good storytelling

After season 4 (which was amazingly written) the plot of the following seasons had been rather weak. Most of the time there wasn’t even a real climax and the episodes often felt disconnected or were repetitive. World of Winx changed this again. With only 13 episodes, no specialists and no little companions (including Kiko) there was no filler episode and barely any ‘unnecessary’ scenes. The plot kept moving with many cliffhangers, an amazing climax and an interesting ending.

  • The Winx’s personalities

Since season 3, the Winx started to lose their individuality. We barely got to see character developments and – except for Bloom – their personalities have gotten more and more shallow. World of Winx brings back their 'original’ personalities and digs deeper into the girls’ relationships with each others.

  • Screen-time and lines

Except for season 2, Bloom has always been the main character with the most time on screen and most of the lines (followed by Stella), while Musa and Tecna barely had anything to do or say (especially in the later seasons). World of Winx managed to give all of them an about equal amount of screen-time and lines, even then when one of the Winx had a main part within a scene/episode. Everyone seemed to be important and part of the club.

  • Powers

Finally we get to see the Winx using their actual powers again. Bloom’s attacks are recognizably fire-related, Stella is using her power when light is needed, Aisha is fighting with water, Flora is always attacking with plants, Tecna is mainly creating shields and Musa uses her power of music/sound. But they also use their particular powers for other things than fighting. We see Musa, Tecna and Flora, for example, trying to find someone by using sound, technology or the voice of nature.

  • Interesting/well-written secondary characters

There are many new secondary characters in World of Winx and they are all completely different from each other, but still interesting in their own way. I’m actually looking forward to meet some of them again in season 2.

Taking a Walk [DIBS 5]

Originally posted by couplenotes

After that first kiss, things were only going uphill for you and Sam.  Hunts were better than ever, knowing now, you had a real reason for the good fight.  

Sam too, had another reason as to why he was fighting evil; to keep you safe, not just taking care of his big brother, but now, he had you to think about.  

He’d think the word was worry, but he never had to worry about you.  You were steadfast in your choices, stubborn in your ways, and accepting of how the relationship was progressing.

So when Sam suggested you take the Impala, you gave him a suspicious look that screamed, “are we taking up Dean on his offer, tonight?” to which Sam just shook his head and said there was a carnival near the latest town you were hunting in and how’d you like to go for a walk?

He knew you were afraid of heights but had this love for Ferris Wheels.  So you two, hand in hand, walked the beach, your hair flowing in the breeze, as well as Sam’s, your feet bare and chilled making prints in the sand.

Dean refused to take off his ass-kicking boots and complained that he was getting sand in his socks.  

“Suck it up, buttercup,” you blew him a feigned kiss, “you could have stayed behind, ya know?”

“And miss Sammy making his first real move on you, no way, YNN, no way.”

“Gross, Dean,” you mocked a gag, “didn’t know you were into voyeurism.”

“Into a lotta things you don’t know about, Sweetheart,” Dean grumbled into his popcorn.

i have so much endless love for these beautiful characters and what was done to them in s4 was terrible. yes, we say that sherlock is softe and smol and he truly is, but that doesn’t mean he needs to become a sad sack pushover for john watson and i expect the real john wouldn’t want him to be either. they butchered all characterisations and character development into an unrecognisable place in exchange for cheap plot twists and thrills. the only thing that made sherlock truly stand out in the first place was the characters - not the cases, not the modernisations, not even the clever deductions. the characters were always at the heart and soul of this show and they deserved better treatment than the lazy, lousy writing that they were subjected to. 

I went to my second real HEMA practice today (and my first where I actually just did longsword the whole time). Of note:

  • I could, apparently, definitely be successful in longsword if I stuck with it. So that’s nice to hear!
  • I was the only woman both today and last week. (There’s usually another regular, but she’s been under the weather.) Which is fine but weird because sport fencing tends to be 50/50.
  • The guys there today weren’t huge, but they were all larger than me. I’m also the newest there, but I can beat the slightly-more-experienced-and-larger-than-me guys because I just go for them.
  • I don’t think I’ve sweated so much in my life. Those padded jackets are little saunas.
  • I keep trying to hit things that aren’t super important because it’s all the same in epee. Ah, well. It’s better than nothing for now.
  • While I am very into the “slam people in the face with the pommel” thing, I’m not super into grappling. I actually like grappling in general but it’s kinda scary when you’ve got a bulky mask on and a are holding a sword and the other guy is also holding a sword and is considerably larger than you .
  • Longsword HURTS. It doesn’t take as much wrist strength as dueling saber but man, swinging that thing around is a bit of a challenge. I also have eight (EIGHT) hot spots on my hands and I managed to rub off a chunk of a finger without even realizing anything was wrong:

TLDR: My hands hurt and I’m exhausted but I don’t totally suck at longsword. Although I do look ridiculous while doing it (I’m on the right):

Novel Length Friday

Philes, we’re so sorry, but due to the holiday and some computer problems on our end (we are so in sync with each other that we even have the same issues at the same time), we were forced to take yesterday off.  Since we had plans to post a wonderful Thanksgiving themed fic yesterday and weren’t able to, we are hijacking Novel Length Friday to do so.

The only thing better than a 3rd party POV in our book, is if it’s from Bill Scully Jr.’s perspective.  His character was so drastically 2D, and lacking of any real complexities, so we love when an author grabs a hold of his character and gives us a little more meat with the potatoes.  Pair that with a fic set during the Season of Secret Sex, and we. are. goners. 

Take a break from your Black Friday shopping, and sink your teeth into today’s rec.  Next week it’ll be back to your regularly scheduled fic spamming :)

Title: The Sins of the Father

Author: MD1016

Rating: T/PG-13

Length: 10K / Word Count: 5,286+

Synopsis: Just your run of the mill Thanksgiving at the Scully home.

Spoilers:  Anything up through season 7 is fair game.

Possible Triggers:  None

Some SS facts
  • All their romance is in the canon manga drawn and wrote only by Kishi in the official 700 chapters
  • They have the most moments by far
  • Involves 2 main characters
  • Had the most love confessions in the manga
  • Had all the main characters supporting and defending it
  • Tied to the main plot
  • Was the pairing decided since the beginning
  • Kishi said he was thinking about them throughout the story and said they were the flow of the story
  • Were the only pairing canonized and confirmed mutual on panel
  • Have something confirmed “better than a kiss”
  • Have actually hugged each other, several times in fact, the most hugs in the manga
  • Kishi said their love is the real thing
  • Had chapters dedicated to them
  • Kishi said they looked like lovers in 181
  • Were mutual in the manga and loved each other since part one
  • Even in his spin off, once again Kishi choose to write about Sasuke and Sakura and their kid
  • Before Sasuke was even redeemed he equated going back to the way things were as playing romance with Sakura
  • In the last ever chapter 699, many pages were dedicated to SS
  • Doesn’t rely on fillers and one shots and novels and games
  • Kishi told the VA’s about them being canon in 2002 and mentioned no other pairing
  • Kishi said he decided against NS because of Sakura’s love for Sasuke and went with his original plan of SS
  • Sasuke and Sakura were seen as each others family since early part one
  • SS is the most popular het pairing despite other pairings getting wanked in filler material because what they have in the canon manga is enough to keep them that popular
  • SS was the main romance bond in the manga and was one of the main bonds behind SNS along with NS
  • Kishi said their feelings are always connected
  • Have the most romantic art Kishi has done
  • Both have saved each other several times and risked their lives for each other
  • SS have only liked each other in the manga
Wrong Gate

This was not my morning, but stressful elements of it come into play. So, what better way to relieve it than to type up a drabble/blurb? I’m on 4.5 hours of sleep right now, so forgive common sense errors, I’ll comb through it later to check for things. x.

“Wait up, will yeh? Christ, woman….”

You scowl back at Harry with your suitcase rattling and rolling behind you as you yank it along. You’re only five hours into the day, and already it’s too long. Harry had started it, you insist. He’d bloody shouted through the flat at regular intervals, berating you for waiting so long. “

Always packin’ at the last minute!” He doesn’t regularly raise his voice in real anger, but you were both sleep deprived and agitated and had already squawked about who needed to shower first.

“It’s the last minute things!” You’d snapped right back at him.

“Then why are your clothes all over the bed?!” he’d pressed incredulously.

“I need to pack some things in the center!”

“Bloody why?”

“Cushioning!” you’d seethed at him.

He had looked at his watch and his jaw tensed. “That’s enough,” he’d snapped and began grabbing your clothes and putting them on top without much careful folding at all.

“What the hell,” you stressed the word, “are you doing?!”

“Gettin’ packed.”

“That’s not right!”

“F'you wanted right should have done it before now, we have to leave now, love,” he said curtly as he zipped your suitcase and hauled it off the bed.

“I’m no ‘love’ of yours you sore wanker,” you seethed at him as you followed his long-legged stride from the bedroom. “We have time, you know.”

He’d griped through traffic, and through checkin, and security had been a nightmare when you were pulled over for random inspection (“It’s random, Harry, it isn’t my fault!” He’d scowled and muttered something about you being dodgy and you had dropped his bag on his foot for that), but finally you’d gotten through.

Presently, Harry is the one lagging behind, although he’s still moving very quickly. “I’ve got your pass, don’t forget.”

“I’m only sitting next to you because I have to,” you make sure he knows. “See? We have plenty of time,” you gesture to the board. Harry slows to a stop next to you and squints up at the board but he stays suspiciously quiet for a few moments. His lips gradually grow thinner and his jaw tightens with a deepening frown.

“What’s wrong?” you ask him. “What is it?”

He doesn’t answer you.

“Harry?” You watch him as he digs into his bag and pulls out the sheets of paper with your flight information. He studies it for a moment then looks up at the screen and then back to the papers in his hand. He puts them back in his bag without a word and zips it up firmly.

“C'mon, love,” he reaches for your suitcase and you relinquish your grip in confusion.

“Wha–”

“Run, damn it!” he barks at you and he takes off at as much of a sprint as he can laden with his bag and pulling yours along.

“Harry!” You run after him, feeling significantly more free without your luggage. “What is–”

“Wrong gate,” he throws over his shoulder.

“Wrong gate?” You huff at him incredulously. “Mr. 'Leave it to me, love, I know what I’m doing–’”

“Will yeh–”

“Mister,” you continue, “'I do this all the time?’ Mr. 'We’re going to be late with your bloody last minute packing?!’”

“This doesn’t change tha’!” Harry makes a sharp turn.

“Like hell it–”

“Look there it is,” he juts his chin out to where a long line is snaking for your gate.

You wheeze as the two of you pull to a stop in the back of it, your disheveled, grumpy appearances largely unnoticed in a sea of the same. You pull in air through an open mouth and Harry pushes hair out of his face before struggling to get out the boarding passes.

“Here yeh are, pet.”

He says it so calmly, so evenly, like you haven’t just been running through the airport or been at each other’s throats all morning.

You stare at him in disbelief and he returns your gaze with untroubled green eyes that are normally hypnotizing but you don’t care now if you ever see them again. He motions for you to take your boarding pass again and you snatch it from him.

“S'wrong?” he asks.

“I’m never letting you make our travel plans ever again,” you grind out to him with a shake of your head.

ok look, they were in an awful place ok? there was no communication, just a shit ton of distance and silence. messages that were calling out for anything at all were just being ignored. there was self doubt and self blame and emotional pain all over the place. so much so that they actually broke up? and after that it was still hard. dirk and jake were in the worst possible place, romantically speaking, than any other kids were at the time the game ended. so it makes me so happy that, not only did they finally talk to each other, but they have clearly talked a lot because they made up? they worked things out? they got back together? and now they are so clearly comfortable being together and finally communicating with each other? imagine the love and trust they had to rebuild. now they’re living together and ruling a kingdom together. they stayed together for years? literally this is all i want. it doesnt get better than this.

Records

Prompt: 60, “What did I do to deserve you?”

Request: “for the drabble thing you reblogged can you do #60 with Peter Maximoff? thank you! p.s. I love your writing (:” -Anon

Note: this is short, but since there’s no real plot and only one prompt it doesn’t matter. It really just gets to the point.

You and Peter were cuddling and listening to Pink Floyd on his record player considering you both agreed that records sound so much better than cassette tapes.

“What did I ever do to deserve you? You’re so amazing.” Peter randomly said.

“You were always there for me Pete. You still are.” You tell him, looking at him with a smile only to find him already smiling at you.

“I love you. Did you know that?” He whispered, becoming slightly nervous.

“I love you too Speedy.” You responded, then press a kiss to his cheek.

appreciation post for every time chandler opens his mouth to talk about monica

“Listen, you are one of my favorite people and the most beautiful woman I’ve ever known in real life.”

“You were the most beautiful woman in the room tonight.”  “Really?”  “You kidding?  You’re the most beautiful woman in most rooms.”

“I’m fine.  In fact, I’ve been fine for a long time now…and I think the reason is you.”

“I thought that it mattered what I said or where I said it.  Then I realized the only that matters is that you…you make me happier than I ever thought I could be.  And if you let me, I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel the same way.”

“You’re not easygoing, but you’re passionate, and that’s good.  And when you get upset about the little things, I think that I’m pretty good at making you feel better about that–and that’s good too.  So they can say that you’re high-maintenance but it’s okay because I like…maintaining you.”

“So you can balloon up or shrink down and I will still love you.”  “Even if I shrink down to two inches tall?”  “I’d carry you around in my pocket.”

“Have you ever had something that was so beautiful that everyone wants it?”  “I have you.”

“You know, she’s amazing…and beautiful and smart.  If she were here right now, she’d kick your ass.”

“My wife’s an incredible woman.  She’s loving, devoted, and caring.  And don’t tell her I said this, but the woman’s always right!  I love my wife more than anything in this world.  And it…it kills me that I can’t give her a baby.  I really want a kid.  And when that day finally comes, I’ll learn how to be a good dad.  But my wife?  She’s already there.  She’s a mother…without a baby.  Please?”

The only positive thing I want to take from this is that, in the end, it was another woman who actually did something to guarantee Hae Soo’s safety. The men did nothing because they were powerless. A Court Lady without name or power did what all the “powerful men” could not. Let that sink in real deep in your soul. 

anonymous asked:

im super curious what you look like? why you dont want to post a selfie? that tumblr crush thing said you were really attractive so it cant be that?

1) I don’t feel comfortable with the thought of having my face plastered on the internet with the potential for anyone with a computer to see it. I’d prefer to keep this blog separate from my private life. 

2) Why ruin the mystery? Perhaps what you’re picturing is better than the real thing. Maybe I actually DO look like the lovechild of Ron Swanson and Clarke Griffin. 

3

In a perfect world we’d get Bravely Third and in the end everyone would be happy and have families and everything would be okay… But this is the real world so we should only expect them breaking our hearts even more, so I figured I’d give a shot at drawing some cute families to help accept our terrible fate ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

2016 Update: The Bravely Babies are an ongoing project that I talk about a lot!! If you want to know more, you can read the original bios here or go through the tag I set aside for them here! Be wary of spoilers for both games though!!

anonymous asked:

Wells, Jaha, & Pike seem hated by fandom. I know the writing sucked for them, but I know Black male characters don't get good treatment in writing. I'll add Lincoln to this as a biracial Black man JRoth screwed over. Wells died early, another trope. And then Jaha and Pike were cast as dictators (casting a Black man as a xenophobe, so annoying). I love Bellamy, and now Ilian, but I can't help but think their light-skin biracial privilege makes them liked more than dark-skin CoCs. I'm frustrated.

I didn’t think Wells was hated by fandom? But I’ve definitely spoken out about Jaha and Pike’s treatment before (and often). 

I actually…don’t think that Bellamy or Ilian is treated any better than Lincoln/Pike/Jaha to be real. 

In regards to Lincoln and Ilian a lot of people who like them only regard them as tools to further Octaylo Ben’s storyline, which is not a good thing. 

I think the same goes for Bellamy, some of us do love him for who he is individually, but a lot of the people in the Bellarke fandom who “love” Bellamy only love him as a prop for Bellarke. And then you need to add in all the hate he gets from other sides of the fandom. 

So…of the 5 characters listed here, I’d have to say Bellamy is the least liked and that his biracial privilege has actually only made him a target for more assualts (aka: “The white boy who gets away with everything.”)