the whole video was my favourite bit

I just finished reading Jughead vol. 2…

Jughead is honest to god, such a sweet character. He’s hilarious and witty and super smart and dorky. To me, he is perfect. As an asexual, I don’t even like the whole “food is better than sex” thing that people use to define us but Jughead makes this his whole character in the most innocent and authentic way. The boy just wants to eat burgers and play video games for the rest of his life. I don’t blame him one bit. HE IS AROMANTIC AND ASEXUAL AND MY FAVOURITE AROACE CHARACTER I’VE EVER COME ACROSS. He’s actually the only one i’ve come across but still he’s great and the best.

I enjoy Jughead and everything he stands for so I didn’t hate the entire volume, but there was an aphobic storyline that dampened the whole experience. Sabrina the teenage witch comes to Riverdale where she gets a job at pop’s as a burger mascot. Jughead is intrigued by her because…she’s a burger. They become friends and Sabrina ends up asking Jughead on a date to which he says “yes”, not understanding that she wanted the date to be of a romantic nature. Multiple times, Jughead expressed that he’s not opposed to hanging out with Sabrina but just as friends because he thinks she’s interesting and would like a friendship with her. After the date goes badly because of Jughead’s extreme discomfort and disinterest in romancing Sabrina, she sets out to make his life miserable by casting a bunch of spells on him. They all backfire and don’t cause Jughead any grief which was actually a good thing to see, that Sabrina wasn’t actually succeeding in punishing Jughead for not meeting her expectations. In the end when everything is squared away and Jughead explains his not wanting anything romantic with Sabrina to her face, not once does she apologize for her reactions to his behaviour or assure him that its OK that he doesn’t want a romantic relationship. In fact, Jughead is the one that, on multiple occasions, tells his friends that they don’t need to change and that they’re good the way they are, that he likes them just as they are.

That was the most frustrating part about this comic- reading this kind and clever Jughead care deeply about his friends and assuring them that being yourself is the most important thing to be. Jughead gets none of this support in return. Instead he’s met with a lot of “how do you know you don’t want romance unless you try it first?” So much peer pressure that lands him in uncomfortable situations where he is visibly anxious. It baffles me how the artists can accurately convey his pain of being forced into those situations and all the while the writers are subtly (not even that subtly) making everything Jughead’s fault like Sabrina’s hurt feelings over her unreciprocated romantic crush and even the riffs between him and Archie over their diverging desires (Archie’s obsession with girls and Jughead’s obsession with literally anything other than girls). 

It’s amazing that a-spec readers can see themselves in Jughead and relate to his struggles and laugh at his complete and utter disdain for all the other characters’ romance drama because it finally feels like a joke we can all be in on. At least, that’s how it feels to me. Connecting to Jughead doesn’t feel like any other connection i’ve made with alloromantic/allosexual characters. It feels so much truer. It’s really crushing to read an a-spec character be constantly reminded by his “friends” that he’s odd and strange and weird because of his romantic and sexual orientations. It’s unfair that we have to connect with the bad parts of Jughead’s experiences as aroace as well as the good parts. It is possible for the comic to be written in such a way that emphasizes his struggles while not making HIM suffer so much for it with absolutely no apologies sent his way when all’s said and done. He deserves better as a character, a-spec readers deserve better representation, and the aroace community deserves better period. 

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Cr. to Wendyqren who uploaded the video.

This scene has to be one of my favourite in the whole series, seriously. Not just because Ran is a total badass, but because the memories from the NY’s case and the way Haibara thinks of Ran. Besides, it’s the first time we get the chance to know a little bit more about Vermouth’s heart.

It’s really touching and heartbreaking the way she screams “Move it, Angel” because she didn’t want to kill Ran and it melted my heart to see Haibara looking at her in a sisterly way (I really hope to see more interaction between those two cuties).

For the other hand, (and this is something I’ve been repeating on other platforms) this scene makes me understand why Shinichi is deeply in love with Ran. They share the same life values and vision, but at the same time they complement each other in their differences.

That’s why this little clip shows exactly why they are meant to be together, imo. “The sacrifice she makes for saving a person’s life, without caring about her own, is exactly what Shinichi would also do”, as someone responded to me once.

“Shinichi didn’t suggest Ran to save the serial killer (Vermouth), however he’s perfectly able to explain the reason why she did, why he himself would and did do the same”.

“Is a reason necessary? I don’t know why you would kill someone but as for saving someone…a logical mind isn’t needed, right?” - Shinichi Kudo.

“Courage is a word of justice. It means the quality of mind that enables one to face apprehension with confidence and resolution. It is not right to use it as an excuse to kill someone.“ - Ran Mouri.

Originally posted by neoarmstrongsleuth

(Also, this scene was my inspiration for my blog’s name :D)

ROCKURA, AWW YEAH

Can you believe it? I stayed up all goddamn night so I could finish this and get it uploaded. Rocker!Bakura in all his glory <3 I think he’s my favourite of the rockband!AU references I’ve made so far, his pose is more inventive and the whole thing has more attitude than the others. Plus he looks pretty damn hot too ;P

So I’ve taken a few liberties with him, I removed his batwing hair pieces and just made the top of his hair spiky instead. I like it to be honest. He’s also a bit of a video game nerd, so that gear you see around his neck is actually the replica of Adam Fenix’s cog tags that came with the Epic Edition of Gears of War 3. I was drawing a blank on what to put around his neck, but I happened to remember those existed (because I have one, lol) so I thought ‘why not?’

Just gonna tag @king-among-knights here because I know the Bakurae are your children :3

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Still stucked on Thom Yorke’s face. What an amazing face and body gesture. How can anyone who can draw not be inspired to draw him ?

I was dreaming while listening to my favourite Radiohead songs, and naturally started to imagine the story. The person singing it, living and feeling the lyrics, in a story that would make sense.

The lyrics are quite obscure for me, and their music videos often don’t help to figure out what they really mean. So I created my own interpretation, certainly very far away from what Thom Yorke wanted to say when he write these lyrics, and even more far from who Thom Yorke is.

So I made a character from the real Thom Yorke, and completed with what I imagined him to be. Someone who would wite such melancolic songs, tourmented, insecure, depressed, and sometimes a bit revengeful.

I like how he looked like in the earliest music videos, with this weird yet fascinnating crazy way of dancing he had. He was in such transe when singing.

And the face, jeez. My favourite video is Just, in which he’s ginger. His skin looks even more white. And the look in his eyes. I really love how his paralysed eyelid makes him look like totally numb or nealy dead on one side. His whole being seems awkward and strange, even when completly static.

I really whished Radiohead would have make a music video as good as Just for Paranoid Android, which is my absolute favourite song from this group. There is definitely a story with different mood and phases going on, many emotions I would have loved to see a Thom Yorke - inspired character feel.

And that’s the kind of dreams that went on in my head when I drew these. In case anyone wondered.

I didn’t quite figured out what was going on in Paranoid Android, but I think it would be cool to draw a story with this character with subbtle and appropriate use of the lyrics, at one point or another. Er, maybe later.

anonymous asked:

(Electro swing anon) TBH all the of the <|°_°|> music videos are both ultra weird and aesthetically pleasing, it's nice to see like electro swing with videos that aren't all the same, but wonderland is definitely the best of the whole album mv wise, even if the whole stepping over bodies thing is a bit strange. In general the <|°_°|> album is really good for walking to in any context, makes strangers stare at yah when ur strutting tho 😂

Also, I just realised I forgot to actually mention my favourite swingrowers song which is queen of swing but also via con me is a jam; I also want to add in that if you want to laugh at an electro song so bad it’ll make you want to cry I recommend listening to the UK’s Eurovision entry from last year by electro velvet (I used to think there’s not such a thing as bad electro swing, I was wrong…)

sorry for the late response ahhh i always wanna listen to what you’ve suggested before i just publish your ask yaknow and i only got to do it now

hahaha that thing about wonderland and the bodies, i remember on the youtube video someone had commented, “not sure if this song is about orgies or murder” and i was like mood

omg queen of swing is so bubbly at the beginning and thEN JUST EXPLODES WHATTA JAM. honestly my fav part about electro swing is when the horns kick in, it always does things to my chest u know… oh my god… this keyboard solo… do u know the best part is that i can hear a ukulele. is it just me??? there’s a heckin’ ukulele in this arrangement… OH MYG DODOODDO THESE INSTRUMENTAL SOLOS I AM LIVING OMFG… oh shit they’re snapping this always means b u s i n e s s. I CANT BELIEVE SHE’S ACTUALLY INTRODUCING THE INSTRUMENTS LIKE THIS JESSSUSUSU I AM. ACTUALLY. LIVING. LIKE THIS IS MY FAVE YOU KNOW. INSTRUMENTS GETTING SPOTLIGHTS AND THEN COMING TOGETHER IN A BEAUTIFUL COLLISION OF HARMONIC MELODIES 

IM SO EMO RN 

I JUST… I LOVE MUSIC

heck. okay. okay via con me has a cool start so far. i like that arpeggio on the guitar. omG THE SCATTING. IM SUCH A HOE FOR SCATTING. goddammmmm this heckin guitar back at it again. friggin spanish rift got me sobbin 

omg lol i love how im basically just live-reacting to these recs that you bring me hahahhaa thank you btw have i mentioned you’re amazing? and have great taste? 

omg this eurovision sONG IS SO CUTE??? and this melody is so sweet and catchy. SCATTING THERE’S SCATTING. oh my god i love this chord progression so much this is so so so nice to listen to it’s so easy you know. just flows into ur ears and settles in u 

edit: i just realized u bashed this song and this is awkward, although i do agree if they’ve been passing this off as ‘electro swing’ then that is laughable and absurd, but overall without thinking about labelling logistics this is a cute song (melody-wise, i didn’t pay attention the lyrics lololol)

heck thanks so much again for these <3 

here ya go, listeners!!! queen of swing / via con me / electro velvet ‘i’m still in love with you’

Avatar Cosplaying

Summary: Phil enjoys Dan’s new leggings a bit more than he should.

A/N: This is another little fic that I’m wrote during my travels to Los Angeles (/^▽^)/  bc who isn’t absolutely obsessed with their new gaming video? 

Dan’s tweet

Pokemon Go! Video

Warnings: Touch of smut (ish, but not really)

Word Count: 538


“Did you jus-don’t put the camera to my crotch!”

The boys couldn’t remember the last time they did a legitimate vlog and what better way to do so then play the new, but infamous Pokemon Go!

After a bit more banter for the video, Phil turned the camera off until further notice. The little kid inside of Phil was really being brought out today. Catching Pokemon was a passion and a profession that him and Dan both shared and Phil could hardly wait.

He couldn’t lie, however, that his favourite bit of the whole shebang were the outfits. Although Phil enjoyed dressing up in his fancy new jacket, his attention had been set on Dan’s outfit. Specifically, Dan’s leggings. 

Knowing that they were going to film this pre-hand, Dan had went out to buy the most resembling leggings to the one’s in the game that he could find. When he had brought the pants home to show Phil, his first reaction was to burst out laughing. This however was no longer the case.

Now, seeing Dan in the leggings for the first time got Phil a bit flustered. The way the pants hugged his hips and thighs so tightly made Phil want to hit himself for thinking about such indecent things in public.

“You seriously had to wear that, Dan?”

“What? It adds to the whole aesthetic, Phil.”

Now seeing a group of pigeons, Phil switched the camera back on.

“Dan, look! I found some Pokemon.”

“Phil, phil. Those are real animals you’re looking at there.”

“What?”

“Oh. Or are they pidgey?”

“Yes!”

The two adventured for a couple hours, finding multiple Pokemon and capturing some content that the boys actually were very excited to edit.

“I reckon we’re done then, yeah?”

“Yeah, I think so.”

“Can we please go home? It’s getting a bit warmer and these leggings are chafing.”

“Yeah, course. You were right, though. They look good on you.” Phil attempted to make it sound like a simple compliment.

“Oh?” Dan smirked. “Someone like them?”

“No, Dan. Not like that. I mean, I’m not saying that they don’t make you look hot. They do, but I didn’t mean it like that.” Phil sighed.

“Okay, sure.” Dan replied, unconvinced. “Let’s head back.”

They managed to grab a couple more Pokemon as they made their way back as well as being greeted with a Rattata in the lounge.

Once Phil had set their equipment down, Dan began an another attempt at teasing Phil.

“I guess I’ll be getting changed out of these leggings now.” Dan dramatically announced.

“Dan,” Phil whined. “I didn’t-”

“Philip, you’ve been staring at my ass all day. Don’t lie and tell me you don’t love these.”

After a moment of staring each other down with a visible desire, Phil, coming closer to the younger boy, roughly grabbed Dan’s ass.

“You’re really asking for it now, Danny.” Phil brought his face an inch away from Dan’s. “Maybe we should move this to the bedroom?”

“Mm, sounds good to me.” Dan then pushed his lips against Phil’s, the two moving sensually in sync. A second later, Dan broke the kiss.

“Can I literally take the leggings off, though? It’s actually crushing my crotch.”

“Yep, okay.”

Important Yoosung headcanons

- don’t be fooled by his sleepless nights spent gaming, he’s actually pretty shit at video games (that’s why he has to spend so much time playing them to get high ranks lol)

- he has larger than average feet an he’s a lil upset they never really have his size

- one time he binge watched 84 conspiracy videos and didn’t sleep for like a week afterwards

- the kid who tried to put his whole fist in his mouth and locked his jaw by accident

- fuckin obsessed with jellybeans oh my god his favourite flavour is popcorn

- his cuddles are okay… He’s a little bit over excited with them and squeezes just a little bit too hard

- uncomfortable shoulders to lean on I’m sorry I don’t make the rules

- don’t give him more than two cups of coffee at any one time he will bounce off the walls

- I feel like he had pet fish when he was little and he loved them with his whole heart (but they kept dying rlly fast…)

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When bae tells you to Sshh and you say no #SassyStyles aka my favourite bit of the whole show, that bitchy little “sorry?” at the beginning 😂

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I made a little video compilation of my favourite George bits from the Sydney, Australia Press Conference (1964) since he was adorable throughout the whole thing, and it’s rare to see him be this relaxed and talkative. Anyway, I hope you like it! George and John make a great double act. :)

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GUYS CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT THIS FOR A SECOND. 

Better later than never, but Belgian media are FINALLY writing nothing but positive articles about Taylor. I woke up to a gazillion articles, so let me translate my favourite bits: 

The first article called Taylor a “phenomenon” and the video a “spectacular action movie full of celebrities”

The second one notes that the video has “more celebs than the average Hollywood movie “

The third one said how the whole video leads up to “an epic ending” in “mission impossible style”

The fourth one, full quote: “Whether she trademarks lyrics or inspires an iOS Keyboard, Taylor Swift has a talent for taking part in new technology trends. She is the first ever celebrity to have her own emoji on Twitter”

The last one is a teen magazine that tried to be funny with the pun “A-Tay-zing”, they called the video a “gigantic success” and warns students for “not being able to pay attention in class because of the urgent need to play this video on endless repeat”

anonymous asked:

Everyone watch the youtube video called : Ensemble ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE John Lennon's 75th Birthday Concert 12-5-15, MSG, NYC. Watch Brandon. His body language, how polite he is, its a bit messy and hes literally looking around to see who is singing next. Hes so ready to sing the whole thing. He also looks delighted to be next to Tom Morello. I think it might be my favourite video at the moment. He also has one of most genuine smiles Ive ever seen.

Thank you for the hint! :)

Blood Orange, Kohlrabi and Mint Raw Salad

The dark days of winter bring a welcome burst of sunshine with the arrival of the blood oranges – my favourite citrus fruit.

For two people: three blood oranges, half an orange sized kohlrabi (or a whole kohlrabi if it’s more satsuma sized), twelve mint leaves finely chopped, a handful of sprouted seeds, and a couple of drops of sherry or white wine vinegar.

It’s simplicity itself, but you do need to segment the oranges – this video will help you if you haven’t done it before. Trim off the top of the kohlrabi (making sure you cut away all the woody stalk bit), and trim off the green outer skin so you just have the white kohlrabi. Slice it into thin strips about 3mm thick and 1cm wide (this is easy if you have a mandoline).

Combine the orange segments, kohlrabi, mint and sprouted seeds. Add a few drops of vinegar only, toss together and serve.

My Top 5 Toms

I was tagged by @prplprincez and @angryschnauzer I’m putting these into reverse order for delayed gratification….

5. Loki in Thor the Dark World

This is who pulled me in to the rabbit whole. No further explanation required.

4. Tom laughing or being dorky himself

I know this is bit of cheating, but I mean really. Who can say no to this?

A video posted by David Marti (@daviddtsfx) on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:12am PST

3. Tom in any interview where he can give long answers = his brains

His mind is full of interesting and pondered thoughts and views and he wants to explain himself thoroughly because he wants his views to be understood as they are. TimesTalks in Oct 2015 is one of my favourites. (plus the tie is to kill for.)

2. Glasses!Tom

The only man in the world who looks better with glasses on. Nothing more to add.

1. SDCC 2015 TOM

Blond swirls, bulked up, tanned, fresh out of shooting TNM, post-Wimbledon Tom with smart, super casual outfit. Do I need to say anything more to make my point? I didn’t think so.

Bonus for SDCC: It also produced Embarrassed!Tom which is propably one of the most adorable Toms there is 💜

I’m tagging @the-lady-mischief @antyc67 @awesome-hiddleston @eve1978 @geekyontheinside @everybody-needs-a-hiddleston @feelmyroarrrr @purplexparadise @starrynight35 

OKAY in light of mark’s ‘it’s a genuine interview’ tweet, there were 2 points in it that really stood out to me (and upset me actually) that i just wanted to talk about.

“what they did was scale back that conversation and make it about something extremely silly.”
i guess he’s talking about the “slowly, gently” quote, or something of that ilk, which not only is pretty much the same dam thing as ‘softly, softly’, but also you can’t one minute say that representation is incredibly important and the next say that whatever we, the lgbt community, have extrapolated from that is ‘extremely silly’. i’ll also point out that though this was said by steven, mark knows exactly what ‘softly, softly’ refers to as at the sherlock con in london last year, someone met him wearing a shirt with that on it and HE pointed it out. back to steven, you can’t go on a spiel about how you need to treat representation seriously and make it not an issue, and not like you’re ‘forgiving’ people, and then turn round and say ‘actually no, you’re being ridiculous’.

“the whole notion, the idea of them possibly being a couple is inspired by the joke in the billy wilder film the private life of sherlock holmes, our favourite version.”
in the commentary for the great game (rebekah has pointed this out in her tjlce videos so i’ll just point out the bit that matters), in the swimming pool scene, mark, referring to the ‘jim from it gay joke’ says “so not a cheap gay joke, no, never”. are you saying that mark has changed his mind on the topic and now thinks ‘in TPLOSH, my favourite holmes film, the idea of him being gay/with watson was a joke and that’s what we’re doing with our series. every allusion to a romantic relationship is a cheap gay joke for laughs and i as a gay man have no problem with this”?

i’m not putting words into their mouths. i get how that is frustrating for them, and so i’m just genuinely curious how they could have such contradictory viewpoints all of a sudden.