When you’re on a plane and you’re listening to your favourite music and you watch all the colours of the sunset transition like a lava lamp until darkness arrives like a blanket. When you sleep knowing you love someone and they love you back. When you’re with friends and you feel things you never thought existed… a fuzzy sense of belonging and meaning you didn’t know you could feel. Watching the dust swirl in the late afternoon light. Climbing into a soft bed, listening to music and sleepily thinking back on good memories from the day. Being close to someone that feels like home…You never thought you could love anyone this much. Reading something and it’s so real and beautifully written that it changes something in you. After you do your skincare and everything feels clean and smells nice. Laughing so much with someone and for a rare moment, every cell in your body is happy. Putting your face into your warm towel after a long shower. Seeing someone cute and you briefly fall in love with them. When it’s evening and you’re on the balcony looking over the city lights and the stars and the moon seem to smile at you and you feel so insignificant but in a comforting way. Looking at someone and thinking “this is why I love them." Looking at someone doing normal things and they’re so beautiful you’re lost for words. Falling asleep on the car ride home after a long day of adventures. The excitement of arriving at the airport in a new city. When the sunlight looks nostalgic and it feels like you’re in a happy memory. Looking back on cute photographs and being transported back to that day. Being excited to see someone and they’re excited to see you too. Random moments you think to yourself "you have to remember this moment forever." When someone does or says something nice and you’re so surprised and thankful and your heart is blushing. When you open the curtains in the morning and it’s sunny outside and the light floods into your room. Misty mornings where the world’s edges are soft and blurred. Chewing the sweet pearls in milk tea. Going home on a Friday. Feeling the breeze on your face and red leaves swirling around you while riding a bike down a boulevard. When a song is perfect for your mood and it understands. Being with someone that makes your heart feel warm, and you finally know what it’s supposed to feel like. When you’re lying on the grass watching the clouds and seeing animal shapes in them. When you can’t stop thinking about someone. Taking the first bite of something delicious and all the flavours and textures mix perfectly. Wearing your favourite clothes and feeling pretty when you look into the mirror. Hugging someone you love and feeling happy inside and safe.
due to the shitfest that was comic con (except u katie mcgraff, u my main hoe) I’ve decided to post all my fav fics to boost the morale in this fandom bc even tho melhoohaa hurt my feelings i would die for supercorp also, im VERY sorry to the people who keep asking for me to post this and its taken about 7 years, I’m just a busy lady ok p.s. im a smut whore so ur welcome for a section dedicated for pure sin at the end
MULTI FICS Giant by @coeurdastronaute 90k+, ongoing, this is my fucking FAV, lena and kara meet in high school but not a high school AU, and its super angsty and L O V E honestly.
my youth is yours by @lynnearlington 182k+, ongoing, my other fucking favvvvv! literally marked my soul and id read this everyday if i could bc never in my life have i read a fic that made my heart hurt this much ily writer
Learning Control by FrostedLimits 24k+, completed, kara can’t control her powers in the bedroom and lena is more than happy to help, also periwinkle kryptonite is cool
Mercy by Rykeral 329k+, ongoing, literally the longest and also the SLOWEST burn of all time, like I’m talking slow but its got everything like angst, fluff, action and lenas just a fucking badass.
Paranoia Incarnated by @justmickeyfornow 86k+, ongoing, kara gets infected by this stuff and gets uber paranoid and needs to hear lenas heartbeat to calm down and lena doesn’t know karas supergirl and its super cute and angsty FUCKING READ THIS NOW EVERYONE I’m telling ya
Breathe by @silent-rain91 114k+, completed, kara and lena broke up 6 yrs ago and kara finds out they have twins, kara also has a penis but its cool don’t worry guys, one big happy family and oh so much angst
At Least I Got You in My Head by @queenghostling 25k+, ongoing, this is the saddest thing ever tbh, lena self harms and lillian’s a fuckhead. lena and lucy for a little bit supercorp endgame apparently. TW for self harm and sexual abuse.
Genre: Angst/fluff || soulmate!au / street performer!tae
Pairing: Taehyung x Reader
Summary: Place two strangers together and give them seven days to fall in love, and they will be soulmates for the rest of eternity, otherwise, neither of the two will come to love anyone ever again; The Seven Days Countdown has always been an old wives tale to you and nothing more, but all of that changes once you meet Kim Taehyung in the midst of a crowd of thousands. From then on, your life is thrown into a race against time, not only on a mission to beat the clock in falling in love with the renowned heartthrob, but also on a quest to make him fall in love with you.
You are the blood that pumps through my heart
And the thoughts that run through my head.
I am the sleep still in your eyes
And the sheets that lie on your bed.
You are the sunglasses perched on my nose
And the saltwater deep in my hair.
I am the jacket around your waist
And the warm midsummer air.
You are the starlight from heavens above
And its reflection on the river below.
I am the cool breeze on the back of your neck
And the feeling you’ve found your home.
I don’t care what anyone else says, Jonerys is the greatest love story ever to be. The way the entire story from the very start has been building to this moment. The way two people who started from the very bottom, rose up became something great and found each other. Everything leading up to this from the very start. From the moment the story began, their meeting was written in the stars and the point of this entire story.
A song of Ice and Fire. The greatest love story ever told.
the fool: do you have any nicknames? the magician: have you ever written a poem or song about somebody else? the high priestess: what is your dream date? the empress: do you think you will ever get married? the emperor: what are some names that you like? the hierophant: do you believe in ghosts? the lovers: do you have a crush? the chariot: thoughts on astrology? strength: what is your dream occupation? the hermit: what is your favorite soda pop? wheel of fortune: first three songs that come on shuffle? justice: favorite color of rose? the hanged man: favorite movie soundtrack? death: what are three things you want to do before you die? temperance: can you describe a strange dream you’ve had? the devil: do you enjoy thunderstorms? the tower: favorite colors to wear? the star: have you ever seen a psychic? the moon: have you ever written a love letter? the sun: do you believe in magic? judgement: do you enjoy school? the world: do you like waking up early?
The Tumblr Poetry Aesthetic, or: the stars, the sea, Icarus, dark suburbia, and the (un)intentional pandering and ungrowth of the well-established
this conversation was initiated for me (madina) personally by giana@syrupbrat and stefan@travelingsalesman. epoch discussed
this extensively in our discord chat, and the content of this post is mostly pulled
out of that discussion.
through the usual tags used to promote one’s own writing on Tumblr, such as #inkstay, #spilled ink, #poets on tumblr, etc,
we seem to drown in the sameness of everyone’s writing styles that it all is indistinct. It boils down to a haze of blah blah blah stars, blah blah blah yet
another comparison to a Greek mythology figure, more love poetry, girl as
dangerous, boy as god, alcohol is the only way we’ll survive.
originated in what one might call the heydays of Peak™ tumblr poetry
(this is starting to sound like a school essay & smh I can’t let this post
go that direction), circa 2013(?)-2015. Most of it was documented in @nosebleedclub‘s “Memories of a Certain Spring: A Workbook” – Nosebleed Club
was, in fact, what you would point at if you were asked in 2014 what “Tumblr
writing” is (cue the emphasis on was,
the evolution of NBC continues until now & I feel like a proud daughter
about it). Multiple networks and groups have then spanned from that model, some
which are still going until now, some abandoned and left to the dust – just so
that you could be part of that “elite cool kids club”, whether the original one
or not. the writers in the original collective also had their writing styles
copied and/or plagiarized to capitalize off how prevalent and popular this
aesthetic is but nvm that’s not my place to extensively rant about
I do love the stars.
The sea, mythology, dangerous teenage gods, I love them all and I honestly would
die for them (yes, the planets, ocean, and those tragic myths included) – but
when people write about them just because they think it’ll be popular, just
because it fits into the predefined box of what is proven to be well liked – an
aesthetic that has since consumed us – exploration and experimentation dies,
and that’s when it becomes dangerous. Everything posted will only be the
product of rehashing and emulating what has been written and consumed before –
shallow imageries without anything to say, without anything to make it yours. It got over-commercialized fast and crumbled.
Let’s not even mention those who made a fake persona to make their poetry feel
more “real” and authentic, those who write about drugs and alcohol w/o
experiences backing them up and only stereotypes & what other people have
written about it.
This phenomenon is
further supported by Tumblr itself being a bad site in general bad platform
for writing on its own – those notes, those likes and reblogs, really do shape
up to define you, whether you’re conscious of it happening or not. We all crave
for that feeling of being noticed because that’s just how it is. I myself can’t
even say I never wrote something just
for those notes, and I’m sure others that started out writing in Tumblr can say
the same. If you don’t realize it yourself; if you don’t become self-conscious
of the fact that really, Tumblr is a bubble, and do not actively seek out for
anything new because you don’t see the need for it – you get stuck in it. Even
if you wrote with the aesthetic that we all fell in love with, there’s a chance
that you won’t get the recognition you think it deserved – it crushes you, and
the cycle repeats again.
(this aesthetic, in
turn, bled and drenched almost every tumblr roleplay until they all became the
same and unrecognizable individually, whether with the usual tropes of characters:
Sad Rich Girl With A Heart Of Gold. Bad
Rich Boy With A Heart Of Gold. Gay Guy With A Bad Past So He’s Hypersexual Now
– or situational: your edgy Welcome To
This Small Suburban Town Where Everyone is a Supernatural Creature, or perhaps
your This Is A Simulation of a Real Life Town for People Who Have No Lives)
Personally, I do
believe in the existence of Bad Poetry – though “underdeveloped” is the word I
prefer to use (maybe it’s just because I’m a softie and I can’t say outright
that it’s bad, but let’s be real, bad poetry is bad poetry). No soul and
nothing else to offer than just a few pretty words and fleeting concepts.
Pseudo-profound bullshittery. u wanna get off it?
internalize the fact
that we unconsciously seek for approval
get off tumblr for a while and write
in your solitude
consume more than u write.
explore & experiment upon
different themes and structure. get out of your comfort zone in writing
write about your own memories and experiences, whether good or
bad or interesting or not interesting, not what is deemed is consumable
turn to your culture and read up those local myths
– Honestly, I don’t know how because it cannot be forced. But recognizing that this exists will in turn make you think even more critically about your writing.
oh, that’s it – be critical. To the words that surround
you & the words that come out of you.
To close this off:“its Everywhere like i get it . u wanna be
a vampire cheerleader with a smile too big. i Get it . lets do something else”
@zsaszmatazz tagged me to do the “six movies I can watch any time” meme (LIKE 10 YEARS AGO I’M SORRY) so here goes!
1. Road to El Dorado
Don’t tell me you can’t also watch this whenever. It’s lolzy, it’s feelsy, and it’s the source of one of my three OT3s. If Miguel/Tulio wasn’t allowed to be canon, I’m making Miguel/Chel/Tulio my headcanon dammit. Fight me.
The story is a fantastic adventure every time. The music is amazing, the animation is GORGEOUS. The jokes are funny no matter how many times I hear them. “Stars.” “Holy ship.” “Apparently ‘El Dorado’ is native for GREAT… BIG… ROCK.”
And don’t get me started on the armadillo. Is that thing a spirit guide? A god? Probably. I’m for it.
2. Chicken Run
I consider this one a guilty pleasure. Again, always a funny, fun adventure. Just serious enough to balance out the lolz. And Ginger is one hell of a snarky character. I love that she’s simultaneously mom friend and rebel friend.
Also, it’s that claymation Wallace and Gromit animation, which is just… nifty! I always find myself watching certain characters move, checking out different textures, especially with Babs and her knitting. Just… excellent.
Also, also this:
What can I say about this movie? Well…
I was based on a book written by my favorite author, Neil Gaiman, is a fantastic adventure that addresses the line between magic and non-magic worlds and includes such fun things as evil witches, falling in love, warring princes, falling stars, unicorns, ghosts, and sky pirates in drag (which Neil said he’s pretty sure he didn’t write, but it’s such a good scene you guys).
I am always happy by the end of it. The growing-up story is so good. And Tristan kind of bumbles through it like I totally believe I would were I thrown into a story like that. It’s just… such a satisfyingly complete and fun story, and I love it every single time.
Shut the hell your mouth this is the best villain-to-hero story I know. I am always so proud of Megamind. Like, real talk, how often does our favorite adorable villain get the girl? How often do we get to see the bumbling bad guy actually get a cool-ass happy ending? And the emotional journey he goes on gets just serious enough without killing the funny vibe the whole movie carries.
The writing is tropey, but in a way that totally plays on those tropes while making fun of them. Trope-ception is my favorite trope. And I love, love, LOVE the design choices. This movie is so colorful, and the proportions are so over the top. It’s just a visual salad.
And, as always, the jokes are good no matter what. I don’t think I’ll ever get over, “And I love you, random citizen!” This movie is such a fun time, please go watch it.
5. Strange Magic
Have you heard of this movie? Well, now you have. Please go watch it.
Much like Megamind, Strange Magic got pushed to the back burner by more popular movies coming out at the same time. And that’s just a shame, because it’s just so good.
It’s a jukebox musical with reenactments of all sorts of songs, all of which are brilliant (half the time because Evan Rachel Wood My Queen is singing them, but also Alan Cumming, and sometimes they sing together and I die). The story is predictable, but the characters are what make it for me. They’re fun enough that even though I saw the end coming a mile away, it was nothing but enjoyable watching them get there.
This fandom is also dear to my heart. It’s full of some of the sweetest people with some of the most interesting fan fiction that I’ve ever read. When I think good writing, I think @abutterflyobsession who has made me cry on more than one occasion, and @jaegereska whose lore and OCs add so much to the world beyond the movie.
Major draws: good music, lovely animation, self-confidence story, princess with a sword, SWEET SWEET VENGEANCE, and did I mention singing by Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming, and Kristin Chenoweth? Bruh.
My favorite movie for now and always. Set it at the bottom for full effect. Get ready.
First off, music by David Bowie that is fuckin’ catchy as heck. If you don’t want to at least tap your foot along to ‘Dance Magic Dance’ you’re lying. ‘As the World Falls Down’ was the first song I remember wanting to know the lyrics to.
Side note: If you didn’t think the Fireys were creepy as fuck, you’re also lying.
There has never been so much glitter in one place ever. The visual gags are always funny. Like, there are Bowie faces I still can’t find to this day hidden in the scenery??? The muppets are all adorable because Brian Froud is amazing, and I want a pet goblin. Everything is just so much fun to look at. Don’t even get me started on the ridiculous fantasy fulfillment that is the ballroom scene. I just.
The jokes are always funny because they run on a dry sense of humor like mine. “Well, come on feet.” One I missed for years. “No, that’s the dead end, behind you!” Ha, hubris. “It’s a piece of cake!” Shut up, Sarah…
But you also can’t not love the characters? Like, come on, who doesn’t wanna hug Ludo just a little. And Didymus, the fox knight that rides a fuckin’ tiny dog into battle?? And Hoggle who collects jewelry and pretends to be bitter as hell but cares so much??? Heck off, they’re all awesome.
Fave movie. Always.
Honorable Mention: Big Fish
Added this one because I can watch this any time, but it always makes me cry, so I usually save it for when I need a good cry. (Srsly, @may10baby can vouch, I once tried to explain the end to her and started sobbing in the car).
It’s just such a cool story. We get to see the life of the father as told through his own hyperbolic stories, which include a star-studded cast playing funny scenes in between serious family time. And the end… christ, it’s just such a satisfying ending. Such a good play on storytelling and what it can mean to people. Which, as a writer, means a lot to me.
Also, it’s the only Tim Burton movie I’ve seen that doesn’t look like… that. You know. How Burton movies look. Helena Bonham Carter plays like 3 different people, and none of them are Mrs. Lovett. That’s a feat, honestly.
I’ve said this about a few of these, but please watch this movie.