they are kind for this

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Back in 2011 a friend of mine showed me a Youtube video of two men roleplaying in Minecraft. I ended up watching the whole series of SoI and the Yogscast became a part of my everyday life.

Now, almost 6 years later, I often find myself looking back (sometimes at old fan arts) thinking about all that’s happened and changed in my life and in the group/company. It’s been quite the journey and I’m glad I became a fan back then! I’m thankful for every Yogscast member, the fandom itself and for being able to share fan art with you throughout the years!

also I have no idea what happened in 2014, maybe I hibernated the whole year 

More fundamental than religion is our basic human spirituality. We have a basic human disposition towards love, kindness and affection, irrespective of whether we have a religious framework or not. When we nurture this most basic human resource – when we set about cultivating those basic inner values which we all appreciate in others, then we start to live spiritually.
—  Dalai Lama

This, um, this turned out less fluffy than you’d requested. I apologize, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.


“When you said you had some extra property in New York, this wasn’t exactly what I imagined.” Steve stared at the building, which certainly wasn’t tall, but was eye-catching insomuch as it was completely surrounded by skyscrapers and had a proper yard in the heart of New York. No. Yard wasn’t the right word. It had grounds, the same way Buckingham Palace had grounds.

“It was my dad’s mansion back before he moved corporate headquarters out to California. It was just gathering dust so I figured, you know, might as well.” Tony replied, shrugging nonchalantly in the way he did when he was trying to pretend something didn’t matter that much to him.

Steve left it alone, studying the black wrought iron sign over the main gate. “Maria Stark Foundation.” Pages and pages of Tony’s history carefully kept hidden away. Steve wasn’t sure if he’d ever be permitted to read them all, but he wanted to try. Oh how he wanted to try.

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Something I thought of while I was on here today. Those women’s marches got hundreds of thousands of people, yeah? And many of them flew or drove for miles to be there.

So why can’t some of those ladies (and I’m aiming this more at white ladies bc you’re the ones who’re gonna be able to convince people and who are gonna be safe out there bc racism is still a thing - that’s what we’re fighting right?) go out to rural areas, go out to the Rust Belt cities, and canvas and organize there? It might only take a weekend - maybe even less driving/flying than the march did for some.

It would require having to hear opposing views and intelligently and kindly debate them. It would require having to try to understand women (and men) who are of a slightly different culture and have different problems and backgrounds. It would mean not bristling instantly and talking to people with problematic views as if they were savages who need to be educated.

But THAT is how lasting political change in this country is going to be achieved - not by just marching in the coastal cities. And that political change is probably not gonna look exactly like some may want it to honestly.

I believe though, that we CAN end prejudice and bigotry in “Trump Country” without turning it into mini-NYC. And if we can do that - hopefully a man like Trump will never lead our country again.

With all due respect,: a playlist for Lemony Snicket and the world he lives in (8tracks | Playmoss)

Tracklist:

Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Russ Huddleston & Robert Smith, Jr. // The Wandering Boy - The Carter Family // Showgirl - Charming Disaster // Solitude - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra // Motherless Children - The Carter Family // Under a Hat Rim - David Nagler & Jon Langford // Things Are Not What They Appear - The Gothic Archies // Be Afraid - Daniel Knox // A fluid wilderness of nothing - Leyland Kirby // In the Garden, No. 5, Crows - Barbara LeMay // Eliza Battle - Penny Orchids // The Painter - Chris de Burgh // The Albatross - Malvina Reynolds // We Will All Go Together When We Go - Tom Lehrer // Libet’s Delay - The Caretaker // Le Voyage, Baudelaire - vamosbabe // Don’t Come Back - O’Death // The Booklovers - The Divine Comedy

In the best way.

Authors Notes: I was requested to write Lucas “walking in on Riley” after writing him walking in on her. [x] This one is set during her freshman year of college. Used the song ‘Starving’ by Hailee Steinfeld for inspiration [x] It’s a lot longer than the Lucas one and doesn’t really have the same feel to it but I hope you guys like it anyway! 
Pairing: Riley x Lucas (Rucas)
Rating: M (not smut, but does mention/revolve around sex)
Word Count: 2,275

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The summer before you start your first semester of college is a lot of different things for a lot of different people. For some it’s the beginning of your new found freedom, it’s getting to spend a little more time with your friends until you all go your separate ways, it’s essentially how you spend that time that really sets the tone for the next four plus years of college.

For Riley, it was the summer she finally grew into her skin. While her friends were off traveling with family, interning or taking up summer jobs, she spent the majority of her time just relaxing. It wasn’t a feeling she was used to. She was always wound up, always forcing herself to be upbeat and apparently that was really exhausting. She didn’t want to waste her summer working a part time job where she would have to put on that same always smiley face she walked around with. She just wanted to enjoy her last bit of free time before college started and she’d be bombarded with assignments and sleepless nights studying.

While her best friend Maya is “shadowing” some Banksy wannabe in an art studio in SoHo and her other friends are traveling and working she gets to spend most of her time with her boyfriend, Lucas - which surprisingly enough was a new thing for them. With how close knit their group of friends were and how demanding her best friend was of her time, she rarely got to spend a whole weekend with him let alone a whole summer. The six of them usually all hung out together.

For most couples the end of senior year meant the end of their relationship, mainly because they were more than likely going to two separate schools. Unfortunately for Riley and Lucas, that was the case for them. He was going to be attending A&M University in Texas and she got into Columbia. They knew the long distance would be hard but considering how long it took them to actually make things official they had no plans to breakup, especially now just as their relationship started to flourish.

Having an abundance of free time and an empty bank account meant they spent the majority of their time together soaking up the sun at the beach, hanging out in the park or, Riley’s personal favorite, lounging around in the AC at Lucas’ parents apartment. More specifically, his room.

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psa

because I have really horrible anxiety, i tend to get super sensitive about things. i can’t handle negativity or people being petty, rude, or mean. i don’t like it as do other people i know. this is a general announcement but try to think before you speak. sometimes people including myself tend to take things more seriously than they should and it’s not their fault. just be kind, there’s no need to be an asshole about things. you never know the things or what someone else might be experiencing or living with.

remember back when tony was portrayed as being generous to an actual fault like there was none of this “tony is only SECRETLY a good person” stuff everyone around him used to be literally like “tony will you stop being a Boy Scout for 2 seconds and REST???” and tony’s like “ok *personally picks homeless people off the street and walks them to shelters and does shopping for charity while out on a date*” the whole Façade thing was a character tragedy exactly because it was so dissonant with who tony was/became and a lot of his reputation had to do with people’s willful misreadings of him and unwillingness to see past their preconceived notions and and and and i miss good comics lmao