I love that Jo’s expanding the wizarding world, and I’m excited for what’s coming next (though I hope that she does a better job of researching the cultures/countries that she decides to include from now on), but I really hope that she doesn’t do anything else with the 2nd generation. I just hope that she leaves Harry Potter’s story (before and after) alone, period. The Cursed Child was pretty awful in my opinion, and I’m much more interested in seeing something new anyway.
Man, every time it comes up I want Rize to be the one to kill Furuta.
I just…..I want it so much. Kaneki might be the protagonist, but no one deserves to destroy Furuta more than her. I want another Yamori situation, where Kaneki wrecks the shit out of him and then……refuses to finish him off. And leaves him for Rize , who is FINALLY free and filled with so much righteous fury over how he has VIOLATED her over and over and over again.
Like, the rape metaphors are not even subtle.
Sure, Rize is a pretty awful person on her own. But Furuta’s story has been so filled with him humiliating, mocking, violating, and destroying women. In every way that Kaneki respects and admires women, has these incredibly strong bonds with women around him……Furuta has fully carried on the disgusting misogyny of the Washuus.
And god, just….please Kaneki don’t fuck this up. Wreck him, but let his biggest victim be the one to finish him off.
So long story short, L and I have just had to leave a pretty awful work situation, and in the meantime while we find new jobs, money is still a thing that we need. With that in mind, I’m opening up some slots for some one-shot commissions! I’m an experienced writer, but this will be my first time opening up paid commissions. These will be “drabble” length, so variable but more than likely under 1k words. I’m most comfortable in fandoms I know an extensive amount about, but I’d be willing to take a shot at other things I have a passing knowledge of too.
My main fandoms are: Left 4 Dead, Borderlands, Bioshock, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, and Pokemon
just curious if anybody else has had this experience-- i'm nonbinary, but usually misgendered as a woman. i've been to a few therapists over the years for depression and each one has asked, "Are you straight or gay [dramatic pause] ...or bisexual?" when i answer bisexual, they ask, "well have you ever had sex with a woman?" i answer, no, i haven't & they ask "Then how do you know??" uughhhh. why do therapists of all people do this? it's wrong on so many levels.
ugh I’m sorry you’ve gone through that, that’s so incredibly shitty. like you aid, they, of all people, should know better. they should know that past partners don’t determine your sexuality. you’re definitely not alone in experiencing this. I’ve read some pretty awful stories about therapists, it’s more common than one would hope.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS - AKA Finally Something Interesting
SYNOPSIS: A wide-eyed young boy must venture to collect three magical relics and defeat his evil grandfather who’s some kind of spirit snake. It’s cool.
THE EXPERIENCE: This movie’s the shit. Made me cry and shit. The representation of Asian culture is one of my weaknesses, so I may be a bit biased. But I can confidently say that Kubo can capture an audience of any age and should go down as a classic animated film. So why was I the only person in the theater?
2016 has offered virtually nothing so far in terms of originality. The biggest (not necessarily best) films of the year have all been comic book movies–Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War, Batman V Superman, Suicide Squad, X-Men Apocalypse, and soon Doctor Strange–or a reboot, remake, or sequel, I.E. Finding Dory, Ghostbusters, The Jungle Book, Pete’s Dragon, fucking Trolls is coming out soon. Remember the little plastic mother fuckers with the neon colored Jimmy Neutron hair from the 80′s? Yeah. There’s gonna be a movie about them. Not saying they were all bad and I’m not against remakes or comic book movies, but when that’s all that Hollywood has to offer, I’m going to get a little burnt out.
Kubo invokes all of the magic and childlike wonder that’s been missing from 2016. This movie feels like so much love went into it and every bit paid off. The brightly colored and high contrasting visuals have such a pop to them. The lighting effects alone have such a looming presence over you that they can make you feel uneasy when the villainous twin sister assassins (that’s not really their names, I don’t fucking remember, okay?) are onscreen. The blacks and grays are in such contrast to the rest of the movie that even against a black backdrop, the black mist still feels so dark that it captures your attention completely and constricts you until you feel the same fear that Kubo feels.
I honestly feel like this is one of those rare gems of a movie that doesn’t have flaws. This is a perfect film to me. It really is. There’s not too terribly much in the way of story and what twists and turns the plot does have are pretty predictable and by pretty predictable, I mean PRET-TY damn predictable. But it’s a fairy tale, bro. It doesn’t have to be in depth. It’s an Asian fairy tale brought to life by the creators of Coraline. You remember that movie? The one that kicked so much ass that it was -better- than the book it was based on? Yeah.
Kubo himself is a sufficiently endearing protagonist. A sweet and responsible boy with an eyepatch who has to take care of his mentally ill mother whom was injured in the process of saving him from his evil grandfather. His evil grandfather also is the one that cut his eye out. Yikes. Kubo makes money to support his mother by street performing with a magic shamisen (that Asian two-stringed guitar thing) that controls origami figures whilst telling a story. Crowds gather in awe which is pretty warranted because I was in awe at this point myself.
I don’t know what else Kubo’s voice actor Art Parkinson has done, but he seems like a cute and likable kid. Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey provide heartfelt portrayals of Monkey and Beetle respectively, Kubo’s protectors on his journey to collect the Sword Unbreakable, the Armor Impenetrable, and the Helmet Invulnerable and vanquish his evil spirit snake grandfather.
This movie makes me want to put these chips away and eat an apple.
THE VERDICT: Kubo and the Two Strings offers a visually stunning and easily accessible action adventure that anyone of any age can enjoy. Fans of Studio Laika’s previous films such as Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls will feel right at home here and yet at the same time it’s something completely new. This is a movie you should show to your kids. 10/10, best movie.
Some daemon AU, because it’s basically my favorite crossover type of all time. My headcanons have shifted a bit since my last rewatch but I like these better I think. I really really want to write a daemon AU fic just of important scenes from the show, maybe with a bit of post-canon exploration tbh
Mike: Domestic dog (alt choice: barn swallow)
Chuck: Tremblay’s salamander
Dutch: Peregrine falcon
Julie: Unsettled, he sticks to European magpie in Deluxe and tuxedo patterned domestic shorthair cat in Motorcity
(If you aren’t familiar with daemon AUs, they’re basically based on the universe of The Golden Compass/the His Dark Materials trilogy. In that universe, every person has an external, animal-shaped portion of their soul that speaks, has a distinct personality, and whose form indicates something about their personality or demeanor. Daemons can change shape until your personality becomes fixed, which is generally considered to happen in your early teens. After that, a daemon is considered “settled” and will never change shape again.)
what she says:
I'm not a feminist because I don't think it's relevant anymore
what she means:
I'm a middle class white cishet woman who cannot see beyond the scope of my local community to witness the adversity faced everyday by my sisters of colour, my trans sisters, my sisters living in the developing world, my non straight sisters and all the other woman who were not born in my privileged circumstance and i do not desire some of my contested rights such as the ability to get an abortion or free birth control that other women actually do want so i don't participate in a movement that is trying to help them
I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about how ignorant men are to the symptoms of periods and I just thought I’d share this story.
Sophomore year, a few weeks before finals, I was experiencing some pretty awful period symptoms (mainly bachaches that feel like someone is crushing your spine, but also a merciless headache and constant nausea) and of course I was carrying ibuprofen with me. Every girl does. Literally all girls who are in their period probably have a bottle of ibuprofen or pamprin or something.
Well, at the end of the day I really couldn’t take the pain any longer and decided to take another dose. That did not fly well with the teacher. Now I feel like I was on pretty good terms with this teacher, but she could get kind of crazy with the rules and decided that I was “in possession of drugs”. I was, that’s true, but I guarantee a quarter of the girls in that class were.
So I get sent to the office. Of course. And it’s apparently a very serious matter. They call my dad (who does some dangerous work and does not like being called, but the administrators weren’t going to listen to me telling them that). I shit you not, the administrator tells my dad I was dealing drugs. I can hear my dad laugh, and the phone is given to me. “Were you dealing drugs?” He asked. I told him I was on my period and going through excruciating pain.
PAUSE: At this point I had not yet taken another dose, so I was physically shaking. I was also pale. Anyone should have been able to see that something was wrong. Alright let’s continue.
My dad, being a guy who never experienced the wonders of menstruation, said, “can’t you just wait until you get home?” Now, for you male readers, imagine someone kicking your balls and telling you that you can’t take a pain killer until you get home. That’s what this was. “No dad, I really can’t wait.”
Well, my dad had it clarified for the idiots that run the school that no, I was not dealing drugs, and yes, I needed to take the medicine. That did not fly with the administrators. They took the bottle from me, “inspected it” to make sure it was actually ibuprofen, and began to write me up.
“I don’t understand why I’m bring written up. It’s an over-the-counter drug, anyone can buy it, and I wasn’t doing anything wrong.” Their justification was that I was probably giving it to others, and what if someone were alergic? “Two days ago I had a packet of trail mix and shared it with my friends. People are alergic to nuts. I didn’t get in trouble for that. What’s the issue here?” I know they were still drugs but again, EVERY GIRL ON HER PERIOD WILL BE IN POSSESSION OF A PAIN KILLER.
Anyways, while they were finishing the write up, one of the noodle brains finally asked why I had it. I told them my back and head really hurt. They responded, shouldn’t I have gone home then? I told them that it was not necessary to miss school every month.
I could see their gears turning as they finally understood. They told me (I’m not kidding) that if it was a “lady problem”, then it first of all isn’t bad enough to need medicine and second of all I should have visited the school nurse. “The nurse that’s only here between 10 and noon? On wednesdays?” (Why the hell did we even have a nurse if she was only there two hours a week?) They asked if that was a problem. I was insanely mad. Yes, it’s obviously a problem. You think I can control what time the symptoms occur? No. But I do have a LEGAL method of stopping the pain, but you want to take it away from me on invalid grounds because you think I’m the only one dealing with it like this? Seriously? You’d rather have me miss class than just let me take a god damn pill?
While they were finishing up, I asked to go to the restroom. “Why?” They asked. I literally responded to them, “To vomit. Which I wouldn’t have needed to do if you would let me take my medicine instead of forcing me to sit in here for an hour.” I left, puked my brains out, and returned to be handed a photo copy of an official report of possession of drugs on school campus.
May I top this off by saying I was first in the class, and the admins didn’t even know my name?
If I do decided to make the EXO D&D AU an actual fanfic, I’m just warning you all that they’re already at high levels and stuff. I’ll have to fudge some stuff and homebrew a lot of it (Or use someone else’s homebrew like I did with Junmyeon and the Oath of Time). They would have been adventuring with one another for a pretty long time now. I’m talking like… Minseok is the highest level at a level 18 fighter. Lowest is Jongin at level 14. So when their world gets shaken up, things go wrong, and the story starts to unravel, they’ll be fighting some pretty powerful, awful shit.
To those of you who know nothing about D&D, let’s just say most characters almost never survive past level 7-10. If you want to learn more, I recommend watching some D&D shows. My favorite is Critical Role, but there are others that are great like any of the Roleplay campaigns on ItmeJP’s youtube channel.
The thing that would kill me the most is the fucking spells my god…
hey dudes i haven’t done storytime saturday or storytime sunday for awhile (if u are new i sometimes write stories based off my dreams bc i dream super vividly so i just write down what i see) so here’s a (pretty awful) little bitty story if you got the time to read it this one is called “shatter” here ya go
After tea [Susan] read them a story. They liked her stories. The one in the book was pretty awful, but the Susan version was well received. She translated as she read.
’… and then Jack chopped down the beanstalk, adding murder and ecological vandalism to the theft, enticement and trespass charges already mentioned, but he got away with it and lived happily ever after without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done. Which proves that you can be excused just about anything if you’re a hero, because no one asks inconvenient questions.‘
I'm trying to write a strong female character, but everytime I introduce the love interest, she gets weak and lovesick. Is it alright to have lovesick females and strong females and completely indifferent females in the same story? How would they interact? Like, do independent women look down on crazy romantics?
You can still have a lovesick “strong female character”. The point of writing “strong female characters” is not to create a towering She-Hulk without any emotion other than righteousness and bravery. The point of writing “strong female characters” is to make realistic characters, and, frankly, turning into emotional soup around that special someone is as real as you’re going to get.
Falling in love does not make a female character inherently weak. She becomes weak if you abandon her plot to revolve around their love interest. Even when she is lovesick, she should still be lovesick in the way her character is lovesick. (A mother of two will act lovesick than a battle-scarred giantess.) Also, things should be going on other than the appointed relationship. Even if you’re writing a romance, there are still forces and people outside the Chosen Two who are moving and doing things.
To that end, I say that lovesick females and strong females should be one and the same. Can lovesick females interact with unattached females in the same story? Of course! (IRL, it would be pretty awful if my single self couldn’t interact with my dating female friends. I wouldn’t have anyone to tease, for one thing.) How they interact depends on their relationship before the character became lovesick. Were they friends before? Enemies? Co-workers? It will carry over into how the indifferent female(s) view their lovestruck colleague.
Romantically unattached (not "independent": you can still be independent and deeply in love) characters may look down on lovesick characters for being so easy to seduce or dating someone the unattached character finds unsuitable or unpalatable. But this is not a rule. If an unattached female is friends with the lovesick character, she will probably support her friend. If she thinks the love interest is unsuitable for her friend, then she might have an objection to the love interest, not to her friend’s emotions.
I'm really loving the scenes with Felicity and Curtis Holt, they are so much fun!! One question though, Felicity knows how to play poker clearly, why did she get tripped up on her cover story? (It's pretty funny watching her give just as awful excuses to Curtis as Oliver did to her in season 1 though)