So, in my everyday life I’ve seen a lot of colors. Yes, riveting content, I know, but there’s a point to this. Anyway, colors mean many things, ranging from emotion to stability to what people think when they see them. Different colors are associated with different emotions, and different emotions are associated with different colors. The two go hand in hand.
Colors can also be used to paint an accurate description of a character. Have you ever wondered why Superman’s color scheme is so eye bleeding? Well, look no further! His color scheme was specifically designed to be that way to paint a description of his character. But, since he’s not the focus of this post, we’ll just glide past him.
So, since colors mean things and I’m at a roadblock right now with writing, I’ve decided to do a little color study on Lance McClain from Voltron. Let’s see how close his color scheme can get to his actual, canon character, shall we?
can y'all please stop bothering friends/family/partners of the bmc cast? travis had to post on his story today about not being associated with george because some of y'all. and i’ve seen way too many people posting super inappropriate/personal things and tagging the cast in them. please be respectful? they are so nice in including us in their lives and being grateful for the revival of the fandom and you guys are treating them badly. be responsible if you’re going to tag them, please? thank you
Okay, um...Can you please share something (could be a fact, a story, anything really) that fascinates you and cam you pretty please explain why do you find it fascinating?
((OOC: Okay one thing that I genuinely find fascinating? Love.
Love is nothing more than a chemical imbalance given a socially constructed importance, but it’s also one of the most important feelings in the world. It comes in a plethora of forms and is the basis of so many different relationships/friendships etc. It literally gives some people’s lives meaning, can change the way we view the world and makes us feel safe.
Its so strange? It’s everywhere but different every time and I could spend hours thinking about that.
Regardless, I love numerous people in numerous ways and I’m very lucky to have that in my life.))
When I daydream, I actually don't move at all. I've had madd for many years now (without knowing what it was until beginning of this year) and it stops me from doing other things, I just stay in bed for so many hours without moving. When I "wake up" from those daydreams, I always have muscle pain and feel very exhausted. Do other people have the same problem? So far I've only heard about people pacing, biting their nails etc.
79% of MDers report a kinesthetic activity which accompanies their fantasies. This leaves 21% of MDers in some state of stillness (including the 9% who used to move but learned to stop). It’s not the majority, but its not exactly rare either. I can’t find a stat in the research for people experiencing pain or exhaustion upon ‘waking’ but it is something I have seen others mention in passing.
Perhaps my followers can add to this with their experiences.
comedies with a dash of drama: OKH has a wholesome sense of humor, either represented by the princes’ personalities, the main character’s dry wit, or the antics of the supporting cast. (On a personal note, I’m a huge fan of chibi drawings, and OKH makes good use of that.) It also has sentimental moments that aren’t overly sappy or heartbreaking, so it’s the type of anime you can watch that will definitely make your day better.
(^^^ actual image of me at a bookstore)
stories about teachers and students: as a teacher, I’m a big fan of Assassination Classroom because I like the way Koro-sensei treats his students and talks to them, but more importantly, how he listens to them. OKH’s Heine-sensei is pretty much a great teacher, not because he is so overpowered in his skills (he could be a shorter, redhead-version of Sakamoto desu ga?’s Sakamoto) but because his lessons go against the outdated idea that “learning is studying, and studying is reading.” None of that nonsense here.
character development/gap moe: I chose to put these two in the same category because ultimately, it’s about the way characters are perceived. To put it simply, you start with otome-game archetypal, host-like princes, but boy you’re in for a surprise if you think it remains there. By chapter 3 you’ll probably have adopted at least one of these guys as your son (if not all of them).
the “feel” of period pieces: categories like ”period”, “historical”, or “royalty” are a bit tricky in anime, because there’s always a fantasy factor in anything that is especially foreign to Japan. (I could refer to Kuroshitsuji, Kyou Kara Maou, or Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu for references.) Granted, perhaps the richness of the backgrounds could have been better (the anime ran on a tight budget), but the general aesthetics is pleasant, and the music is a good companion to the scenes. It even makes the slice-of-life moments more enjoyable.
stories you want to know more about: the manga is still ongoing, whereas the anime finishes at 12 episodes. Many characters that haven’t been introduced, and some characters get more development in the manga. The ending of the anime has little to no connection to the way in which the manga is going; that, however, doesn’t make it less entertaining - on the contrary, I promise you it makes you want to read the manga even more. It’s got a rather interesting build-up, and enough intrigue to keep you wondering what will happen. So the anime is great in terms of being a “gateway” to the manga. (I’m an aural person, so listening to the voices of the characters also made the little I’ve read so far of the manga even more enjoyable.)
a varied and talented cast: if you’re interested in seiyuu, this one gives you a chance to discover new gems as well as encountering old favorites. Outstanding newcomers include a few stage play veterans, like Heine’s VA (Ueda Keisuke - Yowapeda, K, Osomatsu-san’s Choromatsu, and now he’ll be Hetalia’s Japan), and Kai’s VA (Asato Yuuya - Hakkenden, Diabolik Lovers, Kurobasu, and the F6 version of Osomatsu-san’s Ichimatsu). Outstanding veterans include Aoi Shouta, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Eguchi Takuya, Tachibana Shinnosuke, Namikawa Daisuke, and uncredited names like Hiroki Takahashi (Dmitri), Katsuyuki Konishi (Owner), and Ono Daisuke (Eins).
“Honorable” mention: I’d point out the fan service/shipping moments, but you don’t get many of those. It’s really not that kind of anime. Though I do think that since they’re all really attractive, the ships can sail freely.
So all in all, I truly believe it’s an enjoyable series. I’d have liked to get more than 12 episodes, but sometimes that is enough. Definitely recommendable as it’s something light-hearted, viewer-friendly, and heart-warming.
“we love this game!! but let us criticise on every little thing while knowing it’s still in development - also the dev is an asshole, we gon pirate the game for sure!! did we also mention he is a pedo and really racist?? lET’S DOX H IM-”
and such things along the lines some people in this community really believe they can just,, own the game huh :/ while talking shit on it all the time,, complaining it’s unrealistic and then expecting unrealistic things to be done
really a shame,, i really used to love this community but now,, i dont even go in the tag anymore. thanks to all these hypocrites i lost such a nice community and so many friends
Can you imagine if the majority of show runners were so "bad" like Adam? Life for writers, actors and crew would be a lot better, I think. I'm not a fan of some the choices they've made for the past two seasons, but I can't agree with anyone saying he's a bad person. If anything he's the opposite. He's always praising his cast and crew and reaching out to us for interaction. How does that make him a bad person?
Honestly I think a big problem here is so many people in this fandom have never been in another. So they don’t have an library of horror stories like I just posted.
I’m not saying the writing is good or that the show is the best thing since sliced bread but honestly the echo chamber in this fandom is very out of hand.
Guys it’s been how many hours since nct 127 got their first win and I’m still just so proud of all of them I’m so SOFT for all of them but especially for taeyong
I hope Lee Taeyong knows that he’s a great leader and that he’s loved and that he’s gonna go on to do great things with his members, and I hope he can continue to be who he really is and get affection from his members and his fans and the public for his work because this man is much more than his good looks okay he worked his ass off and he’s constantly monitoring himself and trying to improve and there are so many things I wanna say but my heart is full
I hope they all get a good night’s rest and I especially hope that they show us how they twerk in the future cause summer 127 is the BOMB
@carmeladansen tagged me in the
‘describe yourself using only pictures you have saved’ thing. Sorry, I don’t have many pictures other than art so it was hard to dig out (thank you @legs-are-just-for-show for yelling nonstop so I don’t have to)
k im trying to think of new and exciting things i can post
im thinking ill make like a masterlist of the best pelleted diets for parrots and links to where you can buy them with benefits & ingredients list???
i dont use a smartphone anymore so i havent been posting many daily pics lately (but my moms getting me an ipod touch omg which is so sweet of her so ill have that!! and reason i dont use a smartphone is the constant notifications heighten my anxiety, its weird)
but ya anyway would you guys be interested in that??? or any other bird related masterposts regarding care?? lemme know!!
Some of you guys have already heard about Tumblr’s new “safe mode”. It was supposed to delete stuff containing things not safe for work etc. But shit went wrong, so now mature rated posts are still here, when texts about LGBT+ are being deleted. And this is pissing me off.
You screwed up, you really messed up, dear Tumblr’s programmers. I really want to believe this is just a mistake you are going to fix quickly.
LGBT+ community’s members are already harassed and abused around the world. For many of them, the Internet is the only place where they can be themselves without fear. Don’t treat us bad. We don’t deserve to be threatened just because of different gender or orientation.
We aren’t sensitive content.
(Please forgive me, if there are mistakes or some phrases make no sense. I’m too mad to notice)
I’m just dying of happiness because this crazy wonderful person @judarchan wanted to give me a bday gift >.< and i told her that she didn’t need to >///< but then she decided to buy me … the new Yuuri’s Nenderoid ç__ç ♥♥♥♥ !! she’s crazy omg ç__ç and she told me so many nice things ;w; i do not deserve all this love *sigh* and i m not used people being so kind with me wtffff >////<
btw I can’t wait to make my new Yuuri knows the other Yuuri and my precious Vitya ♥♥♥♥ my precious children ç_ç ♥♥♥ (but i have to wait November *sigh* … )
I wake up to see Vivian’s back. I slowly lean over her body and see her hand on Akito’s stomach. One side of Akito’s crib can be taken down so the crib can be placed next to the bed with the open side. I had this brought in for Vivian so she can sleep with our child right next to us.
I trail kisses on her neck to her bare shoulders. She stirs and turns her body around towards me. Her arms wrap around my torso and she presses her body on mine. Vivian nuzzles her face into the crook my neck and I feel her soft lips brush against my skin as she gets comfortable in my arms.
I know how she feels and I wish I could do so many things to her but I can’t since our son is literally sleeping a few centimetres away from us. Instead, I hug her body close to mine and gaze at our sleeping son.
Soon Vivian wakes up and begins to get out of bed, to prepare breakfast. I take a shower and change, then head into the living room. Vivian brings out breakfast from the kitchen and checks on Akito and Akihiko.
When she comes back, she says to me “They both are still asleep,”
“Well, it is quite early still,” I reply.
“I suppose. Akihiko must be tired from his journey coming here,” She says, handing me my coffee.
“Will Akihiko stay with us from now on? Won’t his parents come for him?” She asked, sitting down next me.
I take a sip and say “He will stay with us. And I know that his parents will come for him because Akihiko’s mother is a barren woman. She can’t give birth to any children so their company needs Akihiko to continue the business.”
Vivian seems shocked and confused.
“What do you mean? I mean, if she’s barren then where did Akihiko come from? Whose son is he?”
“A surrogate mother, just a random woman who didn’t have a job or a stable life and needed money. They paid her to have Akihiko and to live with them until he was born. Unfortunately, she died just after Akihiko was born for unknown reasons.”
I could tell Vivian wanted to know more, so I continued.
“The whole situation was kept secret, except for a few close business partners and servants. Doctors found out later that the surrogate mother had had sex a few hours before implanting the egg inside her womb. So Akihiko is biologically not their son.” Vivian gasped and I covered her mouth with my hand.
“Be quiet, Akihiko shouldn’t need to know this.”
“Who’s the father?” Vivian whispered.
“An ex-lover who also died later after Akihiko was born. He is, technically, an orphan.”
Vivian was upset and cried into my chest. I comforted her as much as I could but my warmth was enough to stop her crying. Even I was shocked when I found out about this. Which is why I have the perfect plan to deceive them.
It wasn’t too long until Akihiko’s parents turned up at the hotel and demanded that we give him back.
“He is our son and you have no business keeping him here.” Mr Amachi shouted.
Baba and Ota took Akito into Ota’s suite, away from all the shouting and loud noises. Vivian stood protectively in front of Akihiko and he clutched her dress.
“He wanted to be here with us, so I let him. But that doesn’t mean you can barge your way in here and create a scene.” I say. I try to provoke them as much as I can before I bring out the finishing blow.
“I will not have you insult us like this. Come Akihiko! We are leaving!” Akita, Akihiko’s mother, tries to stomp towards Vivian but Soryu steps in front of her.
“Get out of my way.”
“No. Akihiko does not want to go with you. So let him go.”
“Absolutely not! He is the future of the Amachi group!”
“Oh is he really?” I say, smirking.
“I know the truth. Akihiko is not your biological son. You treat him like he is trash but you expect him to take on your failure of a company? His real mother died after he was born, but you had his biological father killed as well.” I hear Vivian and Akihiko gasp at the same time.
“How do you know that?! No one knows this!”
“I have my resources and contacts. You have a choice: I can tell the media about your misdeeds and association with broken mafia circles, or you can let me adopt Akihiko and you keep your reputation.”
Both of them fall silent. Out of the corner of my eye, I see Vivian comforting Akihiko as he silently cries at the truth.
“Fine Ichinomiya. You can have that stupid child. We’ll keep our reputation thank you very much.” Mr Amachi spits out, before grabbing his wife and dragging her out of the penthouse.
After the incident, Akihiko was quiet for a few days. Vivian tried her hardest to comfort him, but all we could do for him was wait for his decision.
“After all that has happened, I’m sorry that you had to hear the truth of your family from me and not them. But I want to give you the choice: become my son as Akihiko Ichinomiya, or keep the Amachi name. It is up to you.”
We still gave him anything he needed, but he wouldn’t speak to us. He smiled sometimes but eventually, his expression remained a gloomy one. Until today.
“They seemed to have really backed off. Their private jet was seen taking off. They literally have left the country.” Soryu said.
“And their, home was completely empty when I went to steal stuff,” Baba added.
“Of course, they have no reason to be here anymore,” I said.
Vivian handed coffee and tea to everyone; eventually handing my coffee to me. Vivian stood behind Eisuke as she held Akito in her arms.
Akihiko stood at the bottom of the staircase and walked towards them. He stopped in front of Eisuke, holding a folder. Akihiko looked embarrassed and blushed but held out the folder.
Eisuke flipped through the documents and Vivian gasped.
“You want us to adopt you?”
He nodded, looking down at the floor. Eisuke ruffled his hair and Akihiko looked up in shock.
“It didn’t matter what your decision was. I already made the decision for you to become Akihiko Ichinomiya a long time ago. The papers have all been signed.”
He looked annoyed but he laughed. Akito giggled and clapped his hands and Vivian smiled. Everyone else said ‘congratulations’ and cheered.
Finally, Akihiko found his home.
So I’m back! Exams are over and I can now spend my time on all these drafts. A Wife’s Duty will be back soon as well!
Once you get this you have to say five things you like about yourself, publicly. Then, you have to send this to ten of your favourite followers 🌸
my sweet cancerian baby 🌷💖💗💝💝💝🌷💞💕💕
mk letsa see
i like that i’m very good at meeting and befriending strangers through small talk, and being friendly - i always find myself meeting new people at bars & restaurants, its really sweet
i’m very responsible. i don’t let my life get so out of control that i can’t reestablish order. i’m also extremely directed once i set my mind on something (more like extremely stubborn but honestly i use that stubborness for good things such as working out, my education, my goals, my job & many other things) i set goals that are attainable and reaching them motivates me
i like that whenever i get excited about something i get a twinkle in my eye, its a really beautiful detail
my synesthesia - it’s unique and it’s not something that everyone has, and i often use it as a tool since i write & sample songs from time to time
i have a lot of patience. it’s vital that i don’t agitate easily since i want to become a doctor - i just know that there is no reason to rush learning + everyone and everything deserves a chance to learn and understand something, no matter how long it may take them to do so 🌷💌💕💘
Unpopular opinion: I get that V had post partum depression, but I feel like writers choose the wrong parent to not connect with the twins. Yes, everyone loves daddy Kev, but you can see how maternal V was. They've established that they've known the Gallaghers since Carl was in diapers which explains why the kids were so comfortable going to V for help and using their stuff, Kev would get upset so it was V who offered. I can see her taking a teenage Fi under her wing to help raise her siblings.
This is an interesting thing to think about. I would like to talk about it a little further. I think that V being a maternal figure is something that has been apart of her since the first episode. Like you said she has been around the Gallagher’s for most of their lives, she took care of them when her husband didn’t want her to. Just like many maternal women do. Post Partum depression doesn’t come to only those who aren’t maternal. It can happen to any woman, especially those who are great mothers.
When I was in a psychiatric hospital there were several mothers in the facility for the very same thing, they are just women who want to love and connect with their children. They want that more than anything but for whatever reason they don’t have that, and it makes them feel like terrible people. Kevin not connecting with his children would not represent those mothers, or the real struggles that shameless likes to portray.
Because of V’s maternal instinct, her having these struggles is realistic. It shows that there is no way of preventing this happening. If Kev didn’t connect with his children, I don’t think it would have had the same impact on their family or for the audience. A man not connecting with or being able to be a father is not something that happened because of his hormones or the chemicals inside of his body like it does to a woman who gave birth to them. It’s a different type of PPD and possibly wouldn’t have come across on screen as well. If V was the one upset with him for not connecting with or ‘loving’ his kids the 'right way’ then he could possibly have looked like an asshole deadbeat like many other fathers in their neighbourhood would have been. It would have probably damaged his loveable character and caused drama in the relationship in a different way.
I do see where you are coming from. Kev being so excited to have children and then it not turning out the way he thought would have been interesting also. But I think they took a great opportunity to represent another important issue women face, and they did a pretty good job at showing it and how it affects a husband so passionate like Kev.
This article is interesting and I recommend reading it.
Lucky us is amazing! I can't believe it's over! You are such an amazing writer. I can even begin to say all the things that i loved. BUT one thing, I'd be so happy to see you publishing a book some day, cause you find a way to wrap up your story in full circle, using simple stuff with such a meaningful weight. So many people were crying, I couldn't stop grinning.
A published novel would be the next step! :) I hope to have one finished by next year.
how I understood Williams texts is that he doesn't want chris to go into the relationship half ass and hurt her you know? You can't be wishy washy with your love you either do or you don't and I think that's what he was trying to say, like if you love her you have to be committed to that. Not tell her you love her and then hurt her bcus you just wanted someone who didn't want you. If that makes sense?
i like your interpretation, anon!!!
there are so many different ways people can interpret things, especially when they are translated from another language. certain words may be used to translate it and they can be totally unfitting to what they meant to really say, so i try not to read too much into it. but this is just another proof, really. my first thought was that william just thought that chris wasn’t real with his feelings, that he just thought chris wanted eva because she didn’t want him back. but i honestly like your interpretation better. haha :D
On The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel, Blue Taako, and Representation
Yesterday, we revealed some pages for our graphic novel adaptation of the first Adventure Zone arc, and received some criticism of the direction we went with for Taako’s coloring. This artwork reveal came some months after the first reveal of some of our characters, for which we also received criticism of our three leads, all of whom were white in these initial designs. Us and the graphic novel team realized that, yes, that is extremely bad, went back to the drawing board, and had several long discussions about how to best rectify this situation, resulting in the artwork revealed yesterday.
More or less all of the criticism we’ve received centers on Taako, whose skin is a pale blue color in these designs. What we’ve heard most is disappointment that Taako is not realized in these pages as a person of color — or, to be more specific, a Latinx or explicitly Mexican character. There was concern we had failed to follow through on an opportunity to get better representation for Latinx listeners, instead opting to take a safe route, and make Taako a fantasy color without any kind of real-world connection. Much of the criticism also focuses on how that color (or, to be more specific, green skin) has anti-semitic connotations.
This conversation was happening in certain corners of our fandom long before the graphic novel art reveal took place yesterday. We’ve heard criticism from some folks over our policy of not having canonical visual representations of any of our characters — a policy that has resulted in a genuinely humbling ocean of fan art, but also some instances of in-fighting between members of the community who take umbrage with one another’s disparate interpretations of these characters. Another criticism of that policy is that it inherently does not foster good representation, and in fact represents a noncommittal way of handling racial representation on this show.
Here’s the truth of the matter: I think all of this comes from this underlying friction between where The Adventure Zone and us, its creators, were when we started doing the podcast, and where we, the show, and you, the community, are at now.
So I keep going on about this but what I love so much about Wonder Woman, about Diana, is that she is kind. She is so kind.
And yes, sure, Superman is kind, (at least most adaptations of Superman), but what gets me about Diana is the little things. Pretty much every person she runs in to, she wants to help them.
The small moments that got me in the movie were when she listened to people, really listened, and tried as best she could to help them.
When she has her super determined face on, ready to go to war and then stops because “Baby!” and runs over to hold the baby.
When she sees a man in agony her first instinct is to help, even when most people are running away.
When a poor woman who does not speak the language of anyone else around her latches on and begs her to help, Diana doesn’t tell her she has more important things to do. She breaks off her mission to save the few she can.
When Charlie is being hard on himself because he thinks he’s broken and useless from war flashbacks, Diana asks “who will sing for us?” She, who has valued the art of fighting all her life, does not belittle someone for being too scared, she gives them value regardless.
I love so many things about this movie, but the small moments of genuine care and kindness for people she doesn’t even know, especially in a time of war (real, terrifying, soul-scarring war) really get me.