this gifset literally was in the works for like a month

anonymous asked:

100% agree on your analysis of Jimin as a Slytherin!!! I know a lot of people (including myself) are shocked Namjoon put himself in Griffindoor over Ravenclaw though. I'm dying to hear your thoughts on this!!

HELLO and thank you! I’m glad you agree! And if anyone is curious here is a link to my thoughts on why jimin is the perfect slytherin. EDIT: And here is why Jungkook is a Ravenclaw!

//cracks knuckles MY TIME HAS COME

So… Namjoon. I, like you and a ton of other people, was really confused about him being in Gryffindor. But, the more I thought about it, the more I really came to not only accept it, but believe that he is a Gryffindor through and through. And please be advised this is going to devolve in to me gawking over how great of a human being Namjoon is, so if you don’t want to read about that please close your browser and think about why you don’t agree that he’s better than everyone else. okay?

okay.

Namjoon is a Gryffindor to the core, not a Ravenclaw

First of all, Namjoon supposedly sorted everyone else, but I have a small sneaking suspicion that he may not have sorted himself. We know he’s a fan of the movies at least, and he’s fluent in English, so if he’s a fan and he has access to sorting quizzes on Pottermore and other sites, is it so hard to believe that he hasn’t at least tried a few? Seriously, even the most casual of fans have tried getting sorted. It’s not that crazy of a thought. So… What if they put him in Gryffindor over Ravenclaw?

(I mean, when asked to do a British accent the first thing that he quotes was “Shut up Malfoy!”. If that ain’t the most Gryffindor thing…)

Also, Namjoon is a really humble guy. If he DID sort himself, I feel like he’d be the type of person who would shy away from saying “I’m smart, so I should be in Ravenclaw”. He’s always been pretty modest about his intelligence. And just because he is, doesn’t mean we should be. Seriously, Namjoon can be a goof but if you’re ever in doubt about how crazy smart he is, please watch this.

He has no problems recognizing the intelligence of others though – he raves about Jungkook being good at everything he does, and even gave him the nickname “Golden Maknae”,  so is it such a wonder he put Jungkook in Ravenclaw? (It should be noted that Ravenclaws also have a reputation for being eccentric and quirky. Prime example, Luna. If that isn’t a perfect descriptor for Jungkook idk what is)

So let’s look at what the common traits of Gryffindor are, shall we?

Such character traits of students sorted into Gryffindor are courage, chivalry, and determination. They can also be short-tempered. [x]

Okay so, courage. I could go on and on about how brave Namjoon is but like… we’ll be here all day. So let me keep this short and point you in the direction of one thing in particular that he has done. THIS TWEET.

It’s Rap Monster. A song about homosexuality. I heard this song before but I didn’t know the lyrics, now I know them and I like the song twice as much. I recommend Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love. http://hiphople.com/subtitle/619392

I have a lot of feelings about this tweet. And a lot of theories about WHY he tweeted that too – but no one wants to hear about those so that’s for another life post.

First – speaking out in support of homosexuality in Korea is a pretty huge deal, because homosexuality isn’t a really accepted lifestyle there. (It isn’t really accepted anywhere, truly, but you all know that.)

Here’s a pretty recent list on idols who support LGBT communities.  It’s a pretty god damn short list. I use the term ‘support’ loosely bc this article seems to equate ‘having gay friends’ as being a supportive ally. But Namjoon stands out pretty hard in this list because he doesn’t just say ‘i love my gay friends!’, he outright spoke out in support of homosexuality.

But Kiki, you say… Namjoon is hugely popular. He’s one of the biggest stars in Kpop. He could say whatever he wants now, right?

Well yeah, he can. But here’s the kicker! Look at the timestamp on that tweet. He tweeted that before they debuted

Namjoon was months away from launching his dream career, something he’d worked his entire life for. He was from a pretty small unknown company whose only claim to fame before that was that group that had two members blackmail an actor over something or another. He couldn’t afford bad press, and yet here comes Kim fucking Namjoon with his balls of steel willing to throw that all down the drain because god dammit he was going to tell the entire world about how much he supported the LGBT community and anyone who wanted to stand in his way of doing so could eat a fuckin dick. He could have kept his heckin mouth shut but he didn’t??? 

????

moving on.

Chivalry.

Chivalry is defined as:

1.the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, esp courage,honour, justice, and a readiness to help the weak

2.courteous behaviour, esp towards women

Courage, honor, justice, what I just talked about describes those things pretty perfectly.

I’d like to talk about honor for a sec though. Let’s look at a pretty famous Gryffindor – Ron. Ron was one of a shitload of children in his family. He outwardly always grumbled about not getting attention or whatever, but as a person, he was all about family. He put his family first, he didn’t gripe too hard about hand-me-downs to his parents because he knew they were trying their best, and he defends people he cares about.

There’s that famous scene (that I’m still salty they changed in the movies) where Hermione wants to answer a question and Snape gets mad at her for it. And he defends her – why ask the question if you’re not looking for an answer?

Ron always, always put his family first. So does Namjoon.

Take this gifset for example. The whole set is great and shows how much he really takes care of his members, his family, but this is what he does when he’s around them and also in front of people. Not all that surprsiing.

But please, please please please pay attention to the first gif. For people who don’t know the context, he was asked if he’d choose going solo or bangtan. He DID NOT KNOW HE WAS BEING FILMED. He could have shown his true colors and said that he preferred a solo career and all the glory, but even when given the chance to be completely open, his heart was still with Bangtan.

Another great example of Namjoon being completely selfless. Everyone here is praising themselves (and they have a right too, don’t get me wrong, you’re all great four for all of you) but when it gets to him, Namjoon says “We’ve always been pretty good.” We. Not I, not me, we. Everyone else is giving themselves some much deserved praise, but Namjoon is stuck on we are good, we’ve always been good.

Also don’t forget how important blood-related family is to him too.

And don’t you dare forget how important you, his extended family, is to him either.


Readiness to help the weak. I mean this goes without saying right?

And if you want to take courteous behaviour, esp towards women, literally, look at their glass-ceiling line in Not Today, that they said they used specifically knowing what it meant. and look who is credited for writing the lyrics! What’s that? It’s Namjoon? Wow, I did not see that one coming.

Speaking of lyrics – talk about having courage. Look at the lyrics he wrote for Reflection and Always.

They can also be short-tempered.

Okay so this doesn’t really apply to Namjoon. But I wanted to include it in there because it fittingly applies to another Gryffindor we know of… Namjoon wasn’t playing around when he sorted these guys. Bonus, here you can observe a hufflepuff and (fond) gryffindor in their natural habitat.


So let’s recap. Namjoon is pretty selfless, extremely caring of his friends and family, a feminist, an outspoken ally for those who are mistreated, and is so god damn intelligent everyone REALLY thought he belonged in Ravenclaw.

Wait a minute, I feel like I’ve heard about this person before… There was another Gryffindor like this, I’m sure of it… it’s on the tip of my tongue…

Ah right. 

I’m not saying Namjoon is our version Hermione Granger, but… that’s exactly what I’m saying.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I saw your tags on that James Olsen gifset and I eas wondering if you could elaborate on them?

tbh i think that the whole guardian storyline is a steaming pile of horseshit and the peripheral implications of it are really gross.

like, i think it’s bad writing because it doesn’t make sense. james demonstrably has been surrounded by superheroes for years, but suddenly now has a crisis of conscience and decides that He Should Be Doing More.  because He Can.  because he has a black belt?  i mean, okay.  sure jan.  you have a black belt, which is more than most people, but you also got it in a controlled environment of a gym, so that doesn’t exactly qualify you to go off fighting criminals who play dirty.  that’s not even accounting for the fact that criminals often have guns.  you know what a black belt is good for against a gun?  Very Very Little.

but back to the motivation.  they’re trying, and failing, i think, to write james as a foil to mon-el, where mon-el decides to be a hero because of a pretty girl, and james decides to be a hero because it’s the right thing to do.  mon-el has certainly made dumb choices, though not as dumb as i think fandom likes to think, but that isn’t the point here.  the point here is whether james is making the choice to be a hero for the right reasons.  and, well, no, jimmy, your justification so far that you have repeated many many many times is that You Are Meant For This punchy punchy heroing.  okay, well, what about the other heroic work you’ve been doing for years, the part where you help inform the flow of information to people and capture stories that they wouldn’t otherwise get to witness?  remember that whole thing in S1 where cat grant was the person who stabilized national city after the earthquake through media, not punchy punchy heroing?  remember how cat grant is now on sabbatical and james is literally sitting in the smae chair she used for that and he could be doing that but oh, no, why try to make a difference on a macro scale when you can go off punchy punching criminals in a micro sense?  totally makes sense.  

basically his entire justification for being the guardian– and guilting winn into helping him with it– is that he sees himself as a hero who just needs a stage to prove it, and that stage is helping people.  this is not “people need help and i have the capability to help them”, it’s “i am a hero and i will help people to prove it.”

then there’s the fact that james’ Hero Epiphany came in the first six months he spent around supergirl.  despite spending years being superman’s boyfriend best friend he never felt the need to put on a suit of armor and go off gallivanting around the streets to get his punch on.  but suddenly he’s around supergirl, the girl he’s ostensibly in love with, who’s beautiful and wonderful and can lift a building over her head with no discernible effort, and suddenly NOW he feels the need to get all hypermasculine punchy punchy?

yeah, okay.  doing it for the right reasons.  sure, buddy.  

honestly i think that the whole storyline is bad, but that if they had to do it then ther ewas a much better way they could have done it, which would have been to build it off of him disagreeing with kara and the deo about holding aliens and maxwell lord in prison in S1.  he’s already demonstrated that he doesn’t agree with how they do everything, and hey, look, the show also introduced A DETECTIVE WHO IS BIG ON PROTECTING ALIENS FROM GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS in this season.  if you have to do a stupid james-goes-punchy storyline, base it on that, an existing platform where he’s already disagreed with kara, and build it into somewhere where he’s actively giftwrapping bad guys and/or bad aliens to give to the NCPD, who then are meant to provide them due process.  this is a significantly more meaningful storyline for james than him getting pissy about mon-el and strutting around posturing and writing stories about himself where he basically calls his vigilante persona Ripped Shredded 8-Packed SuperDuperDuperHero Who Is Most Magnificent.  but eh, why write a storyline that builds on your existing characterization of james olsen that oculd also conveniently tie him to one of the other poc on the show when you can absolutely destroy said characterization?

The FFXVRarePairsWeek is over ...

To start it off, both the Mods (Mod S and Mod O) want to thank you all from the bottom of their hearts for your amazing support, your partecipation and your devotion for some lovely minor ships. It has been really fun! 

We didn’t expect to see so many people coming together, being open minded as every fandom should be and this was our greatest joy. We honestly expected less participation, but whoa!! We had troubles running this week because there were so many people making so many things! You were all so dedicated! We love you so much for making this week possible! Your fics, your drawings, amazing gifsets—you did so much and we apreciate it all! 

THANK YOU SO MUCH! 


Of course, we expected hate. We really did. 

The clear intolerance coming from a small part of the fandom caused some problems, despite the clear and simple rules we used to run the week. Even if we literally repeated our reasons every day, sadly this wasn’t enough. 

These are only some of the rude anons/comments/posts agaist this week (we deleted some and/or we really don’t want to show the urls of the non-anonymous ones). For some reasons, the ship who was attacked the most was Lunyx. Every person can make his own opinion on why this happened, but we mods actually don’t care. We settled the rules and Lunyx deserved to enter in the week because of those rules. That’s it. We couldn’t leave it out. We couldn’t let other ships in. It would have been unfair to play favorites. 

And most of all, we didn’t want ship wars. We just wanted to show some love to the ships that are easily forgotten in the FFXV fandom. 

Keeping this in mind, people who wrote the messages above are simply disrespectful, closed minded and probably jealous of all the fun we had on this blog (and these are the nicest adjectives we can choose about them.) 

BUT THEIR WORDS DID NOT MATTER IN THE END, BECAUSE OF YOU GUYS. WE WANT TO THANK THE MAJORITY OF THE FANDOM FOR NOT BEING LIKE THEM! :) 

We received a lot of love from people who actually appreciated the week and this makes us really proud!

Soooooooo, it doesn’t end here! 

We want to announce that this blog won’t be closed after the end of the week! We’re gonna keep it warm until THE NEXT RARE PAIRS WEEK! Yes, after the success of this one, we want to organize another round in the future days. We still don’t know when exactly but stay tuned for it! If you want, don’t unfollow us, so we can keep you better informed.

However, considering all the messages we got about Lunyx not being a rare pair anymore (lol) we decided to not include this ship in the next rare pairs week. We are currently working out the best way to run the next week so that there is less drama and negativity. 

But here is the second announcement: MOD O IS GONNA HOST A LUNYX WEEKEND in a few months! Yes, three/four days of blissful Lunyx spam, guys! :) Haters gave to Lunyx shippers all the validation they needed to run their own special days. It is well known, after all, that the best way of defeat hate is with love, and we fight with more love and dedication to our ships. This is event is gonna be organized by Mod O and some other lovely people. 

In addition, Mod S is running the next shipping week, @ignoctweek from July 31st-August 6th. After that is @ffxvweek from August 13-19th, @noctisweek from August 24th- 30th,  followed by @noctluna-week from August 29th-September 4th. We will be sharing information for other upcoming pairing and character appreciation weeks, as we do believe that this fandom deserves to have all sorts of fun, no matter what ship you sail.

And who knows. Since there are a couple of other ships who really got under the spot light during this rare pairs week, we may choose of organizing some other specific events too :) 

In the mean time, we really wish you all well! Keep on this positivity, ignore the haters and go on enjoying the ships you love the most ;) As you can tell from the amazing response to this week, there are more fans of that ship you thought you were sailing alone than you thought.

LET’S MAKE IT AN ARMADA. WE WILL SAIL TOGETHER. 

WIP meme

List all the things you’re currently working on in as much or little detail as you’d like, then tag some friends to see what they’re working on. This can be writing, art, vids, gifsets, whatever.


I don’t usually have wips because well.. I lose interest and motivation (heyy @hydrachea) and also i delete stuff from my laptop so all art wips older than a month are already dead and buried


sO here are three things i still… wanna finish maybe… but they’re on a sketch phase so the chances are low

the almost-finished-but-not-really because it looks wrong and i fucked up colors so it sits here… waiting for me

Project for my university. Like… EVERYTHING cries in the corner

and everything i have to draw for it - logo, drawn stuff in the game, promo stuff i’m dying send help i’m literally dead and don’t believe i’ll get through it

(stickers for telegram as part of nice looking kind of merch for the game)

I’m tagging: @theweakestthing, @6oys, @pleasesavetanaka, @sprinter-machine, @unlocklist and @ghoststrawberries if you want to!  (´。• ω •。`) ♡

Author: Robin Hood (kjack89) or @butihavejoy

Preferred name: Kaye

How do you deal with writer’s block? Does allowing myself to be bogged down in existential despair count as ‘dealing with’ it?

Do you have a favorite movie? Yes, too many to count, though my favorite Disney film is Robin Hood (hence the name and icon).

Who is your favorite author? Neil Gaiman.

How did you start getting involved in fanfiction? Oh man. Uh, I started writing CSI: fanfic back in high school, then took a break during college but got dragged back in after the Les Misérables film/fandom ate my soul.

How did you get involved with Barisi? I’ve been a (mostly casual) fan of Raúl ever since I first heard the tick…tick…BOOM! soundtrack my freshman year of high school (2003), and this past spring was bored and scrolling through Tumblr and saw this gifset someone I follow reblogged and I was like, damn, when did Raúl get so hot, and also, when was he on SVU?? One Netflix binge later and oh boy, I was sunk. I told myself I was just going to write one fanfic, because I had an idea I couldn’t get out of my head, and now I’m up to almost fifty because apparently, I have no self-control.

What inspires you to write? Literally anything, especially other media: music, movies, tv shows, etc. If there’s one thing I do not have a shortage of, Lord knows it’s ideas. The motivation and time to actually write those ideas, well…that’s a different question.

What is your favorite fic that you have written? Probably the Seven Not-So-Deadly Sins of Sonny Carisi. It’s probably the most deeply personal thing I’ve written for the SVU fandom, and it turned into so much more than I intended when I set out to write it. I’ve toyed with writing a sequel (the Seven Not-So-Heavenly Virtues of Rafael Barba, of course), but I feel like I’d be trying to recapture something that was, for me at least, really magical, and the only thing I’d be doing is setting the fic up for disappointment.

What is your favorite quote from a fic of yours? Honestly? From my fic where Barba and Carisi go to Disney World:

“It’s a fantasy!” he snapped, loudly enough that a few people stopped and stared. “If you were waiting for a sign from the universe, Detective, we’re literally standing in Fantasyland between the Dumbo ride and the magic tea cups, and you somehow want to try to convince me this isn’t a fantasy?” Carisi shook his head slowly, but Barba again beat him to it. “I think it’s time we both grew up and realized that life isn’t a Disney movie and things don’t always work out.”

For a long moment, Carisi just stared at him, expression unreadable, and Barba braced for the goodbye he’d known was coming ever since that very first kiss.

Instead, Carisi grabbed his hand without warning and all but dragged him a hundred feet from where they were standing, ignoring his protests. “Here,” he said roughly, coming to a stop so quickly that Barba almost ran into him. Barba just stared up at him blankly, wondering where the hell Carisi was going with this. “You’re so worried about the future? Fine. But we’re not in Fantasyland anymore. We’re in Tomorrowland, and if we’re having this argument, we’re having it for real.”

Mainly because I literally built the entire fic around Carisi saying those last two lines and I’m damned proud of myself for it.

What is your personal favorite fanfic? I am a simple girl with simple wants and needs, and my biggest (non-sexual) kink is when one character has every reason and opportunity to walk away but instead chooses to stay. As such, perhaps it’s unsurprising that I think my personal favorite fic is In Perfect Parts, part of the Mode & Moment series by leslielol , chapter 4 especially. It is the pinnacle of fic, one of the greatest things I’ve ever read for its realness, and even though I’ve never been able to come close to emulating it, it’s inspired me in so many ways.

Anything else you would like to add? Mainly I want to give a shout-out to the Barisi fandom as a whole, which continues to be, by and large, the most supportive fandom I’ve been lucky to be a part of. I’m constantly blown away by the response to my writing. Y'all make it very easy for me to keep writing, and I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for me, especially during the past several months which have not been the greatest in my offline life. You’ve sustained me and encouraged me and kept me going just by being generally awesome, so thanks to everyone who helps makes this fandom great!

so this time last year i was really lonely. i don’t have anything even closely resembling a social life irl, i go to work, i visit my parents and grandparents, and i go to church when i can manage. i don’t have any online friends that live on this side of the planet so i never met up with people, and i’ve only got one irl friend that i manage to see every few months. the only socialisation i got was online, but it was sporadic and unorganised. i didn’t speak to many people on here, even though its where i spent all my time, so i felt like i was in a bit of a vacuum, like i just didn’t really have any other humans to communicate with? it was so isolating, i used to write about it in my night journal to try and vent, but it didn’t make anything feel better really.

one year on and my real life is pretty much exactly the same, but i feel like everything is different. my online communication and tumblr relationships have developed so much in the last year and i feel so much more connected to people. i can’t even explain how much of a difference its made, even just how much happier i am. i still feel geographically isolated but i don’t feel alone, and i wanna say how much i really appreciate everyone that i talk to on here, and those of you i’m mutuals with. you all have no idea how big an impact you’ve had in my life over the last 12 months. i just wanted to say thankyou to all of you for making me feel less lonely.

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What I’m Writing

Do Dis: List all the things you’re currently working on in as much or little detail as you’d like, then tag some friends to see what they’re working on. This can be writing, art, vids, gifsets, whatever.

Tagged by @fragile-teacup @weconqueratdawn and @wraithsonwingsposts thank you so much lovelies!

Actively working on in some way:

Long Flights Can Be Torture: A giveaway fic for @wraithsonwingsposts (which should have been done months ago but she was super understanding about being derailed by Radiance!) It’s based on her prompt so I don’t want to give away more than the title until she gets to read it. Suffice it to say that it’s been a really fun challenge to work with this cheeky prompt, and it should be finished soon!

Untitled “Ladies of Hannibal” fic: This S4 fic starts off with the events of TWOTL told from Chiyoh’s perspective and will eventually flow through to Hannibal and Will’s recovery. It will also be written from Will’s perspective as he wakes up and needs to confront his choices and feelings post-fall, while also finding himself confronted by Chiyoh’s watchful and wary eye. I’m going to post the first few chapters of this potentially longer fic for the Ladies of Hannibal week. This piece was actually the first thing I ever started writing for Hannibal after a terribly long writers block so it has a really special place in my heart. BUT it’s been languishing on the back-burner.  The Ladies of Hannibal Challenge was a perfect opportunity to brush it off and keep going with it :)

Unnamed Kinky Birthday Fic for @idonthaveyourappetite : Not going to give too much away…only what my lovely murder bestie already knows…Will’s old familiar restlessness and irritability have been mounting for days and he’s secretly craving the way Hannibal can help him turn his brain off…time for Will to swallow his pride and ask for what he needs.

“Flippy Room-Destroying Murder Porn” Collaborative Fic:  @idonthaveyourappetite and I will be writing another fic together soon!  It won’t exactly be a sequel but it will be in the same universe as our previous collaborative fics Blood Will Have Blood, Every Day Forever, and La Petite Mort (but just like the others, it can stand alone). Without spilling the beans, I think the title tells you a lot ;P It’s more of our murder husbands revelling in first-times and discovering how all of their power struggles can be worked out with sex…with more than a little blood thrown in the mix this time ;)

More stuff in the “Mind palace stage” right now….

Post-Apocalyptic AU: Looking forward to mashing together my love of Hannigram and Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian fiction! This is just in the idea stage right now, but I’m really excited about it. What better place to find our boys than in a world where the rules have been turned on their head and now come purely from your own making?

Dark Tower/Hannigram AU:  This is an idea I’ve had kicking around for a while because I love both The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King and Hannigram SO VERY MUCH, but I’m not sure if this will ever get off the ground.  I may mash it together with my post-apocalyptic AU idea because they definitely dove-tail.

Faustian Immortals AU:  I’ve been toying with a few different ideas surrounding Hannibal and/or Will being immortal and exploring a variety of Faustian themes.  I had originally conceived of it as a Victorian vampire fic…and it may stay that way…but I may make it less literal and just go with a bundle of non-specific preternatural traits as a backdrop to exploring these themes.

Tristhad Smut:  I know I missed Tristhad week (Radiance Anthology completely consumed me!) but I’m going to do some Tristhad smut sometime…those two are just too hot and I can’t pass it up. 

Of course, there’s always more ideas (and LOTS more on the collaborative front that I’m not giving away), but these are the ones that are most likely to fly.  

Tagging…ANYONE who wants to share of course, but also @idonthaveyourappetite @hotsauce418 @jadegreenworks @apoptoses @hannibalnuxvomica @victorineb  @thesilverqueenlady @desperatelyseekingcannibals @slashyrogue @pka42 @ishipthemsogoddamnhard @purplesocrates @redfivewritingby @theseavoices @super-queer-hannibal-obsession @avegetariancannibal @blind-inviting-alleys @messy-scandinoodle @allionne You’ve already likely been tagged, but whatever :)

Molly Hooper Appreciation Week (Part Deux)!

We finally have a gorgeous banner (many wonderful thanks to @elennemigo) for our wonderful biannual fest! So, the dates for this part of the fest will be in February, from February 12th to February 18th. The general theme is “Fill In The Blank” in that five of the themes are literally partially formed themes where you (yes, you) get to fill in the blank to make the unfinished sentence work however you want it to work to fit the actual theme. Now, while they are all love saying or titles to love songs, your fics do not have to be romantic in nature, nor do they have to feature a romantic ship. This also holds true for the non-fill in the blank days (the Valentine’s Day-themed prompts and the Free-For-All day). We want you to go wild this year.

Here are your themes:

Day 1 - I Knew I ___ You Before I Met You (Fanworks focusing on reputations before they meet)
Day 2 - ___ At First Sight (Fanworks focusing on first meetings)
Day 3 - Valentine’s Day/Galentine’s Day/Single’s Awareness Day (Fanworks focusing on one of the holidays celebrated February 14th)
Day 4 - Feels Like ___ (Fanworks focusing on feelings)
Day 5 - Nothing Greater Than ___ (Fanworks focusing on something/someone Molly loves)
Day 6 - ___ Forever (Fanworks focusing on relationships, either long or short term, of any variety)
Day 7 - Free For All (Anything that didn’t fit into a themed day that focuses on Molly)

PLEASE NOTE - THIS WILL NOT BE SPOILER FREE FOR SERIES 4. As it will have been nearly a month since it finished airing when the challenge starts, I will allow any and all spoilers for series 4 to be used in fic and fanworks, so if you have not seen it, block the tag “molly appreciation week” as everyone in the challenge should be using it to be safe rather than sorry, or else be spoiled at your own risk.

RULES:

- Each prompt is a “fill in the blank” type prompt (except day 3 & day 7) based on a cliche or a romantic song (ie day 6 is based on “Together Forever” or “Nothing Lasts Forever”), but is up to each person’s individual preference as to what to fill in the blank with to give it some variety. The fanworks do not have to be romantic; they can be friendship or gen as well.
- Any kind of fanwork you can think of is acceptable for this week: fanfic, fanart, fanvids, manipulations, gifsets (please make sure they are *your* gifs, though, and you’re not taking them from others), meta, headcanons…anything you can think of that would celebrate Molly Hooper that would fit in with a theme (or just show love for her in general on Day 7) will be accepted with much pleasure.
- Be kind and respectful to everyone participating. We don’t want any wank because this is a week for sharing our love for a character who loves pretty much everyone we’ve seen her meet.
- If there’s something submitted that you like, please like it (or even better, reblog it so others can see it too)! If there’s a link to it on another website, go to that website and leave them love there as well.
- Any and all romantic ships are allowed. Het, femslash, poly…you ship it, we want to see it! We turn no one away. All ships are valid ships, including crossovers. Likewise, all takes on Molly’s sexuality and gender are valid for this week as well. Not everyone shares the same headcanons but we should all be respectful of others.
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day 7: free for all

Arrow 520 "Underneath" Thoughts

Originally posted by athenaagron

(I initially wrote this after a long night and red wine, so enjoy that. I usually fix most of my errors in the morning) This episode flashed back in order to show progression. While I had a few minor quibbles, let’s dive into it.

The Opening Scene

(GIF credit: @felicityssoliver)

We know it picks directly after 519 “Dangerous Liaisons”. When Oliver and Felicity come to, Oliver’s first though is to find/protect Felicity. They assess the damage, and the explosive ramifications for Felicity, who finds herself temporarily paralyzed again. It felt very reminiscent of the explosion from 301 in “The Calm”.

The Escape Plans

They both have plausible ideas. Felicity’s being the more calculated, efficient, and thought out of the time.

Originally posted by beemichelle7

My issues with the scenes for those moments, and my boyfriend can attest to this, I yelled at our TV, “Stop bickering, and work together, dammit!” But they managed to work together through difference. Granted, Oliver, Felicity, and the team got our favorite power couple out in the nick of time.

I will say I did like to see Felicity call Oliver out on his hypocrisy and bullshit as she does. I also enjoyed looking at Felicity while she patches up Oliver again. Plus her “I told you so. I told you” What? Eleven times, according to the script.

Confessions/Parallels

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anonymous asked:

hii 👋 How can I prove to my friend (who's not in the One Direction Fandom), that Larry is real and that Lounielle fake is?

Hi I’m late for a century, my apologies. 

I’m going to divide this answer into 2 parts 

PART 1: DOUIS

PART 2: LOUIS WITH ANYONE ELSE


part 1: DOUIS

They aren’t romantic, regardless of the attempts by her. They aren’t friendly. They just exist. Next to each other. Or after each other because Louis refuses to walk next to her.

They’re always papped, never leaving through the back entrance, always the front door. Fans and stalkers are called so there’s pictures afterwards.

A couple of fails:

This gem.

Ep number 2 (surrounded by stalkers) (let me know if this is romantic)

series back from hiatus: (couple goals!!)

Finale of the murder series:

SNAP.

Because it’s like this when no one’s watching.

Because it’s awkward af, with no chemistry.

hellloo you’re supposed to date for almost a year and you hold her like this? And what’s with the never smiling? You’re in a beautiful place with a beautiful girl. Why no smile?

Even tiny things aren’t working with them, like they just never lean in the same direction, there’s zero vibes.

Brother and sister AT BEST.

I take it back. He’s closer to his sister than to his gf.

Or even strangers.

Their hips never touch.

This one is even worse:

2 Oscars statues would sit between them in perfect peace.

I’d even risk saying they hate each other.

LOUIS’ PALMS IN FISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! her face!!!

In this gifset she pinches HIM!! Because he didn’t even look at her.

http://tellmethisisnotlove.tumblr.com/post/152573017004/prettylittlelarrie-directionereg-wtf-awks#notes

Read this as well: http://tellmethisisnotlove.tumblr.com/post/152597159169/im-sorry-but-did-he-actually-look-fucking-done#notes

Also Louis has a fiance who’s much taller than him and he literally has no idea what to do with this size of person like D.

And even when there’s cameras Louis makes sure everyone knows it’s a stunt.

Shout out to:

to:

They don’t give a fuck about each other.

And everyone knows.

when he’s willing to hold her hand he drags her uncaring if she steps into a lamp post or anything.

WE KNOW HE NEVER DRAGS HARRY. HE GUIDES HIM. Protects him from behind.

He fucking pats her here to get in that goddamned car so I can finally be with my man.

She’s just miss ignored. We can call her that. This is her on the left and the Tomlinson sisters on the right.

Wow can you feel the love?

Can you?

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While this discussion about “the lack of ~well-written/feminist female characters in media justifying fandom’s lack of interest in them” is going on, I think I’ll use the opportunity to talk about the potential of fannish activity/interaction and the way fandom’s very nature blows that half-baked red herring out of the water.

Yes, the prevalence of misogyny and sexism in the media is a real problem. Yes, many female characters are done a disservice by their creators, who sexualize, objectify, fridge, marginalize, and otherwise fail to develop them with the same consideration they invest in their male counterparts. Critiquing these issues is vital in raising awareness among fans that these are problems that must be addressed and rectified, but do not think stopping there is all you can do. If you want woman-positive media (or queer-positive, diverse, inclusive, respectful media in general), it behooves you to seek out, consume, and promote those works where they already exist. Works by women/non-male creators, or works that are written by men but are woman-positive and anti-sexist. Raising consciousness about these works can have a profound effect on future media that will get funded, produced, created, and so on, and will otherwise help support creators that are writing the kind of media we want to see so they can continue creating more media like it.

Does this mean that you absolutely cannot like or appreciate problematic works, or works with male-dominated casts? Absolutely not—and here’s where the very nature of fandom comes into play.

At its core, fandom involves reappropriating entire source materials, settings, themes, characters, and relationships to create art, fiction, meta, and foster discourse and interaction between fans. And that’s reflected everywhere you look on this website: the prevalence of m/m and other queer ships in art and fic, the way long meta analyzing a single glance or instance of body language in a five second scene receives hundreds if not thousands of notes—

…so when the majority of fannish content concerns itself with male characters and their relationships with other men and a good amount of it is created and/or appreciated by the same fans who use a female character’s ~lack of complexity to justify their lack of interest, you can begin to discern how that claim is hypocritical. Taking canon into your own hands and doing whatever you want with it is the very foundation of fandom…so why can’t we put the same effort we invest in analyzing the way male character A’s two-second, background glance at male character B reveals his agonizing feelings for him in our consideration of female characters and their relationships?

If you complain about “poorly written female characters who lack complexity,” then try to read complexity into them. Look harder. Give them the same consideration you give your favorite male characters. Think about why you don’t care for them, and how your feelings would change if they were a male character. It’s not enough to criticize female characters for not being “complex enough,” whatever that means, and put the onus and blame for your lack of interest on their creators while you continue to celebrate, appreciate, and produce content about the same creators’ male characters. It’s certainly not enough to reblog a few of those gifsets of female characters who fit the “woman-positive” quote of the month; that’s literally appreciation-through-template. If the kind of female character you want to read about does not exist in the canon, focus your fannish efforts into fostering rich, woman-positive fanon. Discard your reductive checklists of “what makes a ~good, ~~strong female character.” Look at the character how she is, and build from there. By all means, keep critiquing creators who fall short or don’t make an effort. Call out their mistreatment of their female characters, but separate their failures from the female characters themselves. Take those female characters, and show them the consideration they deserve through your fic, art, meta, RP-ing, or however it is you participate in fandom: look for woman-positive fanworks and comment on them, reblog them, recommend them to your friends, etc. There is always something you can do, no matter what kind of fan you are.

At its best, fandom can uplift. Using the creator’s failures with respect to their female characters as an excuse to dismiss them is nowhere near a valid defense from a fan who wants woman-positive media when the power to create, seek out, and foster that kind of media is at your fingertips, whether on this site or from creators. Be an active consumer, have higher standards, and extend female characters the consideration you criticize their creators for failing to invest in them.

A few more considerations:

  • Criticizing creators for their failures with their female characters, then focusing all your attention on male characters yourselves through fandom creates a vicious cycle wherein we bring the problems we call out in media into fandom, creating a male-dominated, female-critical/negative space where we can create a space that celebrates women and combats misogyny and sexism with more than just criticism instead.
  • In an age where creators are more involved and in touch with fandom and social media than ever and they can see what fans love and focus their attentions on most, in many cases while they’re actively in the process of creating new content for their works…it is a very good idea to celebrate women in addition to offering critical feedback so that fan-conscious creators can 1) fix problematic writing going forward and 2) incorporate what we demonstrate we love and want to see more of into their work so that we, their fans, will be satisfied consumers.
  • There’s a valid argument out there about the different responsibilities older fans and younger fans have; rather, that younger fans must have woman-positive content handed to them early to combat and prevent misogyny from being internalized. To that I say: hand them that woman-positive content through fandom and fanon. This is especially necessary because a lot of younger fans flock to whatever is most accessible and most popular for their age group, i.e. through mainstream media or “mainstream fandom,” which are not the best sources of anti-misogynistic/anti-sexist/anti-racist/anti-homophobic/anti-transphobic content. Write positively about women in your fic, even and especially if it’s m/m fic; recommend woman-positive fic, art, and source materials; reblog meta about women, and especially meta that celebrates women. Don’t just call out problems surrounding fictional women, which is crucial, but give them alternative sources where they can find positive and diverse representation of women.
Thank You for Sam Winchester

I’ve been sitting here for a while to think about what I could say to convey exactly what Sam Winchester means to me. From a writer’s standpoint, Sam’s a well-developed, multifaceted character. But to talk about Sam Winchester from a strictly writing perspective wouldn’t do it justice, exactly what he means to me. I could talk about how his relationship with Family hits really close to home, or how some of the only times I’ve cried in the past few months have been when Sam’s story or lines finally broke something that’d been holding so much back. I could talk about how the season 8 finale hit me so hard that I sobbed for hours. But even mention of that, in depth, wouldn’t be enough.


Sam as a character gave me a sense of identity, of self. He’s the man I want to end up being one day. I might as well start at the beginning, because there’s just so much to cover.

I come from a severely emotionally abusive home. I’m transgender, and since coming out to my parents, they’ve only worsened their abuses towards me. So I made the decision the best way to get away from them is to pursue my passions and go away to college as soon as possible. I’m actually writing this note from the lounge at my college of choice. I want to go into law- I’m taking several law related classes next semester, even. All this was who I was before even starting to watch Supernatural.

A close friend had showed me an episode a year before (in the middle of season 4, if I’m not mistaken), and while it did stick with me, I didn’t start watching until my girlfriend (of 7 years as of writing this) sat me down and had me watch. Instantly I was drawn to Sam, relating to him more than any other character. I saw myself in him immediately. As the show continued, it got even deeper for me.

I saw Sam slowly lose his smile. I saw visibly how his struggle to just stay afloat wore him down and work him into a clear and obvious depression. I saw after Sam came back from hell (and got his soul back) a deep and nuanced trauma that came through even before he began to remember. As someone with PTSD, it was really refreshing to see a character actually be traumatized by what (literal) hell they’ve been through. I related to Sam even further. Looking back on gifsets now, his entire demeanor changed slowly, but profoundly, thanks very much to Jared, who is a wonderful actor and is never given enough credit for his amazing work.

There’s so much more, I’m going to try and keep writing but I’m crying right now because until I sat down to think about it and put it into words, I never realized how much Sam’s effected my life, how deeply.

Sam Winchester has literally saved my life on several occasions. I’m in a very dark period right now, despite being in college, because despite my best efforts I still live at home. I’m called the wrong name and pronouns constantly by my parents, even though I changed my chosen name in part to be more acceptable to them (more on that in a minute). In the past 4 years since coming out to my family, I’ve attempted suicide 16 times actively. It’s lessened a lot since joining the Supernatural Family, in part because I’ve built up such a wonderful support system, and in part because when I get low, I ask myself what Sam would say.

What would Sam want me to do when the people I am supposed to depend on treat me like this? What would Sam tell me when I looked at myself and thought that I didn’t deserve to be alive. I’d like to think he’d say that it’d be okay in the end. I’d like to think that he’d be there for me. he was, in a way. On the days when I can’t hardly move because everything feels too heavy, I go to class still, because it’s what Sam Winchester would want me to do.  I headcanon Sam as transgender just like me, and while it might not be canon, I’d like to think he’d know what I’m going through. I like to think he would be here for me.

It’s hard to keep on going when I felt all alone. But seeing Sam struggle with a lot of the things I struggle with even today helped. Seeing other people notice these things in Sam and say “I feel that too” made me feel even less alone. Every day, Sam keeps helping me.

Sam’s also a man of faith, who since season 2 has openly said he’s prayed. Through all he’s been through, he’s still prayed. I understand that. my own faith got me through a lot of dark times. And in the most recent episode (11x04), it’s shown that even though Sam’s been through even more, even after all these years, Sam’s still hanging onto that. It’s a small detail, but important to me.

Sam Winchester’s development felt like self-discovery to me. I related to him so deeply and so strongly that I felt what he went through, in a way I did too. It made me start to self-reflect, to become a better person and grow up. it helped a lot. I became more responsible, stronger and more outgoing. Thanks to Sam, my self-confidence grew, and with that confidence came people respecting me for who I was more often. But there was still the matter of my name

For so long, I felt hopeless even in my name. My family wouldn’t use it because it was too masculine. My friends wouldn’t use it because it sounded like a 14 year old’s online pseudonym. And after a while, it just didn’t fit. I felt lost and afraid and things just got worse and worse. I wanted to have a name of my own, to really be myself. So I changed it. It took less than a day to decide what name I wanted.

Sam Winchester means so much to me. He’s strong, he never gives up even when he wants to. He’s self-sacrificing, an absolute genius. He’s been through so much and still wont go down without a fight. He still wont give up. Even as he’s on the verge of death in season 7, he’s still taking time to take care of others. To save the girl in the hospital with him, to worry about Castiel’s safety as he and Dean walked away, even though his condition was directly the angel’s fault. Sam forgives. Sam’s selfless.

It’s because of Sam Winchester, the wonderful actor and great man Jared who brought him to life, and the Supernatural Family that I’m here today. Because I’ve never looked up to anyone like I’ve looked up to Sam Winchester. It’s because of him I know who I am, and know I can make it through. It’s because of him I know I can always keep fighting. I’ll be okay.

So thank you, so much.

(via Sam P/ @aggressive-pepsi )

busrabagbasi  asked:

Hey im trying to fins fanfics like that one sterek gifset that derek is the landlord and stiles was mad & i'm trying to find sterek fics like that sterek are neighbors. Pls?

derek is a landlord

  • Derek Hale: Landlord! by breenwolf (Not Rated, 9k) Derek offers a unit on the twentieth floor to Stiles on a Thursday, in the middle of a grocery store. “What, really?” Stiles asks, brows raised high. He gestures at himself. “Me? Like, me? For real?”
  • untitled by thepsychicclam (Not Rated, 4k) Stiles has a mission. He has a mission and a list – a long list that details with bulleted subpoints all the things wrong with his apartment. Sure, he’s thankful for having a roof over his head (if said roof didn’t leak) and at a fair price (which was really the selling point, let’s be honest). But still, Stiles drops most of his measly paycheck on rent every month, and he’d like a place that wasn’t falling apart. That was only fair.
  • untitled by literaryoblivion (Not Rated, 1k)  When Stiles got the flyer on his door, he was so ready. Finally! Finally, the landlord was showing his face and having a building meeting where the tenants, mainly Stiles, could air their grievances. Stiles’s phone calls and messages to the dude had gone unanswered for weeks, and it was getting ridiculous. 
  • untitled by hazelandglasz (Not Rated, 1k) Every new tenant gets one “Hale of a welcome basket”—yes, Derek knows that he’s cheesier than a pan of Mac’n’Cheese, but he snickers to himself, and he’s not hurting anybody with his puns, is he? And it was something his mother was adamant about, to welcome new neighbors with a basket of treats to make the first days a little bit easier.
  • untitled by halekingsourwolf (Not Rated, 1k)  “Yeah, ok, wolf slobber is not the way to convince me to give you treats. …I mean, not treats treats because like, you’re not a dog and that would be speciesist and all that. But really though, what’s up with the extended wolfiness? Did you lose your clothes in the woods or something? Did you get stuck in wolf form and now you’re not sure how to turn back?”

derek and stiles are neighbors

  • This Might Be Irony by thepsychicclam (M, 38k) Stiles and Derek have been close friends since the Hale siblings moved in next door after their parents’ death. But Derek’s in the popular group, he’s a star baseball player, and he dates popular Pep Squad captain Jennifer Blake. Stiles doesn’t have any of that, just his skateboard and a hopeless crush on Derek (oh yeah, and his Vote Lydia Martin Prom Queen button). As prom and the baseball state championship grow closer, Stiles and Derek start rekindling their friendship. And it all begins with two white boards.
  • A Blossoming Romance by Trelkez (T, 10k) Stiles will just have to try harder next time. No one can ignore him forever.
  • Knot the Average Alpha by blacktofade (E, 20k) Stiles’ favourite porn star, Derek Hale, moves into his apartment block and there are inappropriate facial jokes, broken bones, and a staggering amount of threats in a tiny elevator.

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A word to the long standing Bamonators

Those of us I like to call “The Originals”, those who have been sailing aboard the Bamon ship ever since season 1, when we were still deciding between calling our ship Donnie or Bamon. When each of us wondered if we were the only person in the universe to have caught the quite literal sparks between our two favs. Yes YOU! You know who you are.

To you I just want to say THANK YOU. Thank you for your posts, metas, gifsets, fanfics, videos, etc. I may not communicate directly with a lot of you, yet I feel like I know you, and on some level, I actually do. You see, I’ve always been one to believe that what you ship says a lot about you as a person, and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to Bamonators.

As the person who came up with the term “Bamonator”, let me explain to you why. BECAUSE WE SLAY! We are BaDass, smart, independent, open-minded, strong willed, beautiful, and face adversity like no other! I am a proud Bamonator because Bamon isn’t just a ship. It’s the Bamily. A place where I can be myself and find people that get me. A place where good character development and writing is appreciated, where we share similar morals and values while being open-minded enough to respect each other in our differences, a place where we fight for equality between races and genders. A place filled with people who can give credit where it’s due and criticize what should be. We don’t blindly follow an idea because it’s popular, we endorse the ideas that we know will mean PROGRESS.

The reasons why we ship Bamon are endless and have made for countless, posts, lists, guides and probably encyclopedias (I believe there should be one devoted to Bamon), that have been phrased way better than I could attempt to; but during these 6 long years as a Bamonator, I’ve also come to the following conclusion: if we do ship Bamon, it is also because subconsciously, we see ourselves in Bonnie and Damon. I mean come on, who better than us have kept the HOPE that Bonnie keeps talking about, alive? We EMBODY exactly what she was talking about, because with everything that has happened during these 6 years, what with the writers, the network, and a crazy part of the fandom shiting on our ship, ridiculing us, telling us it would never happen and that we were delusional; despite all that, HOPE IS WHAT KEPT US GOING! We held on because we’re not just casual shippers; much like Damon, when we ship, we ship HARD. What we do, we do with passion. There is no in-between with us, either go hard or go home! We don’t take no for an answer and we’ve moved heaven and earth for our ship, much like our two favs.

Even if I believe that Bamon has been in the works since day one, I also do believe that WE were an essential component to this whole process. The writers and network wanted to know if there would be support if they did go down the Bamon road, and guess what, there is! But that is because we’ve been keeping that fire alive. If they felt like it wouldn’t have been well received, they wouldn’t have tried a Bamon finale and Bamon AU. So kudos to us!

Whatever the future holds, I am actually pretty satisfied, because in these few episodes we got some mind blowing development for BOTH Bonnie and Damon, more than either of them have had all previous seasons. And I don’t know about you, but I doubt any other fans can say that their ship actually got to spend FOUR MONTHS ALONE in a freaking AU! I mean do you realize what it is we got? On this vampire show where EVERYTHING is crazy and messed up, where there’s always a villain lurking in the shadows, and no one is ever truly happy, Bonnie and Damon who are some of the characters that suffer the most, got to spend 4 months having a NORMAL LIFE. Just a boy and a girl eating pancakes, solving crossword puzzles, grocery shopping, having dinner. They ACTUALLY got to have genuine, unspoiled fun, listening to music, talking about the most casual things (Miss Cuddles anyone?) AND ALL OF IT WAS ON SCREEN!!! These two who’ve had anything but normal lives suddenly got to be HUMAN TOGETHER. I just can’t! What better basis for a relationship?

And of course, when things went south, BOTH of these people who claimed to hate each for so long, actually CHOSE to make the ultimate sacrifice FOR EACH OTHER. Not for Elena. Not for anyone else, but Damon for Bonnie and Bonnie for Damon, and that, my friends, is beautiful and no other ship has ever experienced anything like it.

So regardless of what comes our way from now on, I just want to tell you guys that I love and appreciate each of you, because without you, the Bamily and Bamon itself wouldn’t be the same. You have contributed in your own special way to keeping our ship sailing when the rest of us were overcome with doubt and vice versa. So thank you. During these 6 years, not only have our favs grown, not only has our ship developed, and grown in number; WE OURSELVES have grown and I am glad that we all did together.

Sending you all Bamon hugs!

kiwieventer  asked:

I saw you reply saying that the gym will help with getting heels down. Do you know of anything in particular for ankles? I have trouble with getting real sore ankles esp. with shorter stirrups (osteo has told me ligaments/tendons are loose so need to strengthen them) and I go to the gym but am not sure what will help.

Hello! 

First off I will say that working out can definitely make a difference as long as you stick to your program (not just follow it for a few weeks then taper off and ultimately quit which is what I had always done previously and what many others do and generally why people go ‘nerr yer can ernly improve yer ridin by ridin’ - to which I say absolute BULLSHIEEEET)

If you check out the gifset I just posted it shows how much my position improved from January when I began position work, to now. 
Btw, my basic thing up until July was literally only 45 minutes strength training twice a week. July I joined a gym and then now do only one of my strength classes a week, but go twice a week (MAYBE three on a good week - which is rare) to the gym to practise it myself. But when I’m at the gym I do a 60-90 minute session bc if I’ve made the effort then I’m doing literally everything on my workout sheet :L

Anyway so basically January

versus 3 months later, when I first started to see a difference:

That’s with only twice a week, and not even twice a week every week - I missed classes over Easter and some when I got sick, etc. Anyway it started taking weight but in a chair seat and then by now I’ve fixed it so it’s taking weight straight down instead :)

So exercise wise, I didn’t ever have any specific ankle ones, they just became stronger through exercises to do with my lower leg.

(a) Squats (in all sorts of variations)

I don’t do those stupid chair seat squats like this , I always do horsey ones. My upper body might tilt less but my knees will have way more of a bend and therefore the front of my calves will engage tonnes more out of necessity.

Anyway so

Basic squats on the ground
Do them with no weights first, make sure you’re not tilting forward onto your toes before you raise a weight. 

Squats on the bosu

Actually you will probably want to begin by just balancing on this with a lil bend in your knees (as always, maintaining hip heel alignment - you’re never gonna get shoulder/hip/heel alignment in squats bc as soon as you add a kettlebell in the middle then you have to tip forward so you don’t bang yourself in the pubic bone and die, but that’s why i wouldn’t recommend exercises solely for the upper body. cos you also end up with issues like an inside leg so strong but an outside rein too weak to catch it so fuck yoself up when riding and get some weird crooked mess on one side cough cough me)

ANYWAY back to the point. See how her feet are tilting outwards tho? Super bad, so flip it over onto the flat side until you’ve made sure you’ve got some basic strength. And again, make sure you’re balancing by sinking down into your heels not tipping onto your toes. Then you can flip it over and challenge yourself.

Woodchops on the bosu ball

As with everything, do this slowly and with a low weight in poifect form so you don’t pop a hip or stand more on one leg than the other like this chicka is. Again, probably stand on the flat side so you don’t pronate or supinate, depending on where your ankle weakness is.

Squats on the foam roller

Ignore how this guy is doing it bc it’s terrible and he’s balancing by tipping forward rather than being able to maintain a pony position and just sink down into the heels (btw do you have orthotics? If not, get them. If so, make sure you do all of your exercises in them so you don’t build the wrong muscle). 

TRX Squats

If you go the gym that is - you can buy a bosu from target and resistance bands etc for purdy darn cheap but these aren’t always so cheap. unless you have aldi in NZ and they have one of their random fitness special buys in which case fuck yeaaa 

(b) Lunges

Same deal. In front of a mirror helps too. 

Start with no weights, then move up in the world.

Balance lunge onto bosu

So this basically combines this with the second pic


So ja lunge onto it then balance for a bit once you’re on it. Don’t lock the knees. Idk if you’d be able to do it on the flat side, I’ve only done it on the curvy side, but then I’d be worried with balancing on one leg you’d either pronate or supinate. So I’d also practise standing on one leg on the bosu before you attempt this too. (This is also why I’d recommend taking all these exercises to your physio and see what they recommend). Obviously don’t add any weights til you’re performing it with ease.

TRX Balance lunge:


© Pullbacks

Pullbacks on the bosu

So if you tie your resistance band to a strong door handle, just throw it around a machine at the gym, whatever so (pretending this chicka is standing not sitting)

Then just do it while standing on your bosu (again, no locked knees, slight bend, weight through your heels) do your pull backs. Later you can also practise having the resistance band just slightly loose and doing squats on the bosu- it’s a good contact thing for making sure you’re not grabbing backward as you rise to the trot etc.

Pullbacks on swiss ball

Basically same position, just pulling backwards on the swiss ball. I have a 55cm once, the smallest you can get bc short legs. I make sure I have my legs wide and tucked as far back towards being in alignment with my hips as humanely possible. Anyway so then the thing is pulling back while sinking down through your core and down into your heels. I honestly loved doing the bosu squat ones before I really did this one a lot bc it really gives you that feeling of sinking down into your heels and then you can emulate that feeling on a flat surface. Is kewl.

Don’t just do lower body and don’t just do strength. Yes you need strength to be flexible, but you also need to be strengthening out your hammies and back of your calves to allow yourself to get length, as well as lots of hip stretches. I would also add in glute exercises such as clams with the resistance band, to make sure you don’t do what I did and overdevelop your quads rather than your glutes. Also make sure you do hamstring exercises or else you’ll end up with bizarre muscle distribution, so TRX bridges or hamstring curls on the swiss ball.

Basic upper body exercises:

Russian twists

Add a weight when you’re ready. And no you won’t be as happy about it as this chick lmfao

Dead bugs 

This is really difficult if you’re maintaining a right angle with your knees/doing it correctly, so start with having both toes on the floor and alternating that way. If you’re doing it and feeling pain in your back, it’s wrong.

Supermans

Increase the difficulty by putting a foam roller under your hands, and then later by having one under your legs (not both arm and legs or you’ll die). When you put it under the legs probably don’t lift the arms til you’re sure you’re doing it right. Make sure your leg is going straight out behind you not twisting (really just get someone to check up on you occasionally)

Jack knives


Start by doing it on a foam roller instead since it’s a bit easier, then up it to the swiss ball.

I’m also doing things with free weights like shoulder press, bent over rows, etc.

Anyway, I hope that helps.

Basically, I was skeptical when I began with sydney equestrian physiotherapy that a strength program wouldn’t help. I didn’t see how doing 15-30 squats two times a week (whether on the floor, foam roller, bosu, whatever) would help my riding, especially when you’re rising to the trot, what, 30-60 times a minute? But it really really did, if you’re familiar with my blog you’ll definitely know and even just looking at that gifset I posted just before, that should give you an idea. My toes used to reach for hell. But anyway follow your program, if you quit it won’t work (ideally swap the exercises every couple of weeks and rotate them, that’s what my classes do and they make sure my body never adapts so much that i then start cheating etc, and I’m always making pretty decent progress rather than plateauing heavily and getting mopey. Seriously 45 minutes twice a week made a difference to me. Obviously the more you do it the better. But again, seek advice from a professional, get someone to spot you if they can, etc etc etc.

Good luck!

A++ to Australian tv/movies, 10/10 would watch again

The only Australia media I can remember consuming before this year was Ocean Girl when I was a kid and I’m not exaggerating when I say that this was my hands-down favourite show. I may have seen other shows/movie since but I can’t pin them as being Australian-made specifically.

This year, this month in particular, I had pretty much given up on tv/movies. If it wasn’t one thing letting me down (treatment of women, for example), it was another (lack of creativity or courage, in particular, or just generally bad, tropy writing). I had resigned myself to enjoying literally 1 show (The 100) that would likely disappoint me soon enough.

And then, I decided to watch something that couldn’t disappoint me at all because it was guaranteed to be awful - a teenager-only post-apocalyptic-style movie set in Australia called Tomorrow When The War Began. Then, about 1/3 of the way through this movie I was kind of concerned because this stupid movie started out really well: the dialogue wasn’t tropey, it portrayed teenagers well, and was generally well written… And then the action started and I got worried because holy shit this is actually good. And I got to the end and I freaked out because I needed the sequel RIGHT THE HELL NOW and there was none but there was a book series and now I’m practically stuck to my kobo working my way through it. And I could say it’s just because I came in with low standards but I keep mulling it over and no, I genuinely liked so much about the movie even upon dissection.

But that didn’t solve my tv problem. I tried a Canadian drama/comedy that sucked so much balls that I almost felt vindicated because if you set out to fail, you could do no better than this unlikeable show (Schitt$ Creek, if anyone is wondering). So I tried something else that was destined to disappoint me - Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. I didn’t know it was Australian made until the credits rolled, all I knew is that I’d seen 1-2 gifsets that intrigued me more than the commercials had, so it was a good bet that like other shows (Teen Wolf, for example), fandom had just taken the best moments out of a shitty context and put them online. But I watched the pilot and…good lord, that was a good pilot. That was a very good pilot. And now I just finished series 1 and…good lord, that was a good season 1

And it’s the kind of good that even casual viewers (like my mother) notice. The kind where you sit back and go “damn, that was different, wasn’t it?” because the pacing is so fantastic, the plots so interesting, and forget about it when it comes to characters. Every single character on this show is so likeable for different reasons. And there are women, COMPETENT women everywhere. Other awesome things:

  • Phryne’s super-awesome competency is never contrasted against the male police force’s ineptitude - no, the guys are just as competent as the women are and they respect the women for it and for more. 
  • Phryne’s age isn’t known exactly, I don’t think, but the lead actress on this show is 45 years old this year, which in media means she’s supposed to be playing an 86 year old great-grandmother on her death bed and not a vibrant, fascinating woman I would follow into hell. Like… Bless.
  • Did I mention this show is set in 1920? 
  • They address topics such as gay couples in two different cases and (spoiler alert) Phryne’s bff is a lesbian doctor, and it’s never vilified, in fact all the characters (male cops included) disagree with any laws to the contrary. 
  • Phryne interacts with a ton of women, and they keep popping up in places you wouldn’t expect in 1920.
  • The character growth is great for the secondary characters, I won’t say more in case I spoil it.
  • I’ve never been able to watch a mystery show where I could follow the clues and actually strategize deeply. Usually my brain just ignores the info dumps and waits for the solution because who cares? But I’ve actually been engaged in all of their cases in this show.
  • THE BANTER. OMG THE BANTER. ALL BANTER BUT ESPECIALLY THE PHRYNE/JACK BANTER.
  • And the UST between Phryne and literally every person who isn’t in her employ or her ward.
  • Speaking of which, Phryne gets it on like she’s a white guy in any other show. It’s hilarious and awesome. She meets a guy, there’s palpable chemistry, and then they’re banging, and it never feels cheap or negative. It’s always positive experiences that she chooses and cherishes and then moves on from pretty easily. 
  • THE SECONDARY SHIP IS TOO PRECIOUS FOR WORDS.
  • FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS.
  • I’m forgetting too many things because writing this post is delaying my start of series 2 and I’m way too distracted because of it :P

They could definitely do better for the representation of PoCs, they really only have 3 or so in series 1 and hopefully that’ll improve in series 2. And I think we may not see Mac after series 1 so I’d appreciate another regular or recurring character who identified as LGBT+ in series 2. But this has been the hands-down best written, acted, produced, and directed shows I’ve seen in a long time and I just need to send out a thank you to Australia for producing this and Tomorrow When the War Began.

Hello everyone! So I know a lot of people are very excited about May Mpreg month, but I’ve seen a lot of questions about “What is April then?” Well, Kara and I had a bit of a chat and decided that April can be the month of Alter-Egos!

“But, Bee that’s so broad and kinda dumb to lump into one month, I mean there are so man options that go along with it.”

Yes, I know it seems like just a general month of Au’s but that isn’t exactly what Kara and I had in mind.

Alter-egos can include any of the following:

-Nerd/Geek (ex: MARCEL)

-Flower Children

-Punk/Goth

-Jocks/Popular Clique

-Wealthy

-Fem!Larry

-Blind/Deaf/Mute/Otherwise disabled

-Superhero/Supervillain/Spies

-Etc…

You can even mix and match the alter-egos. (ex: Flowerchild!Louis with Marcel)

Basically these stories can are not necessarily alternate universes, but alternate types of people! And we aren’t just looking for fics, you can make playlists, art, fic rec lists, gifsets/picture sets, anything you want! So long as Louis or Harry or both of them are not the normal Harry and Louis.

Something else that was important to me and Kara was that anyone on the whole “Who tops?” argument feels included! So your work doesn’t even need to be smut related because our month isn’t actually about kinks! (Although, yeah smut is always fun and I’ll be sad if I don’t see any.)

We encourage both top!louis and top!harry fics.

Obviously this is going to be a bit rushed, because it’s so last minute, but if you decide to partake in what I’m considering a little filler month, send me a link to what you have made! At the end of the month i’ll make some big old masterposts of all the things sent it, and for now I’ll make a tag on my blog for it :)

Anyway, have fun and I hope to see some exciting things for the month!

Questions or you want to send work to me: XXXXXXXXX

Banner and extra help with organizing done by the lovely Karukara 

Starting a new post because I’m feeling guilty about defacing so many gifsets over the years with very long comments, but I’m still thinking about this:

http://thevioletcaptain.tumblr.com/post/136808049661/heytheredeann-617-my-heart-will-go-on

(you can blame @thevioletcaptain for this post)

My tags I wrote before leaving for a long weekend with no time to elaborate:

“I don’t think we talk about [Bobby and Ellen briefly being married in 6x17′s alternate universe] enough as an example of bizarre non-canon canon relationships, or has there already been a long essay musing on this as part of the evidence in the whole AU where it’s literally “the angel who’s in love with you” [paraphrasing] as Balthazar says”

(this is one example of popular fandom posts about it)

… #Alternate universes in this show fuck me up so much

OKAY so let’s talk about this! (Very VERY long pointless post for ts. This post goes for a tour in an alternate dimension and comes back none the wiser and worse for the wear :P If you read my 5x22 rewatch notes on Endverse those were a sort of light warm up for this (I was about to joke they weren’t required reading but you know what…))

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thelastsjedi  asked:

First of all, hi, are we having fun yes :-) Secondly, I need you to sit down and write me tiny drabble where Scott actually died. Lydia and Mason tried to bring him back and in a meantime Stiles went on murdering spree, Theo was first, others followed, because what's the point without his better half... that until after months Scott comes back and you create some super angsty dialog...I'LL MAKE YOU GIFSET OF YOUR CHOICE! please I need Stiles killing people because Scott died and he let it happen

Triggers: Suicidal Thoughts, Canon Character Death, Violence, Blood, Murder

Bring him back!” Stiles was aware he was screaming, throat hoarse and raw as he grabbed Lydia roughly by the shoulders and shook. Mason pulled back hard, yanking Stiles away from the banshee who rubbed her arms in shock.

“Stiles! You hurt me, you need to calm down.”

“Calm down? How the fuck am I supposed to calm down, Lydia. Scott is dead, there’s no calming down.” He snarled, face twisting in ugly rage.

“You think I don’t care?” Lydia snapped. “I felt him die, Stiles. I watched it happen because of what I am. Don’t you dare tell me I don’t care, but screaming at me isn’t going to change anything.”

“You’re a banshee, you’re literally surrounded by death all the time. There has to be something you can do!” He wasn’t hearing it, there was no world where Scott was gone. It was an impossibility, he’d built his entire life around his best friend and without him, the ground caved in under his feet and the earth spun off his axis. They were supposed to spend their lives together, they’d promised. They’d lived through so much, they hadn’t even made it to graduation day. He wasn’t losing Scott now no matter what he had to do.

“And if I could do anything, you think I’d have brought Allison back first?”

Stiles’s mouth snapped closed with an audible smack and he breathed heavily through his nose. He couldn’t hear them desperately scrambling for a plan that would never work. His Scott was dead and Stiles needed everyone to hurt. Vaguely, he could hear the pair call his name as he stalked from the library and away from the broken, bloody body that had used to be…he’d used to be…

Shaking hands scrubbed hard against his hoodie as if he could feel Scott’s blood slick against his skin. He hadn’t been able to touch Scott like that, but he still felt like his hands were stained as thoroughly as any murderer. It had all been his fault. Why hadn’t he just told Scott the truth when he had the chance? Losing his best friend was worse than almost anything, but at least he would have been alive. Wouldn’t it have been better to have Scott hate him than this? Why hadn’t he said the right words, why had he tried to lie even when confronted with his own lies? Why hadn’t he said anything about how frail and broken Scott had become? He’d been so wrapped up in his own anxieties and crushing fears that he hadn’t been able to break free, held hostage by his own brain.

He had made a choice, his father or Scott, and had saved his father. He couldn’t have saved them both, Theo had made sure of that but rational thought didn’t matter in his raging grief. They had all expected Scott to be a hero for so long that they hadn’t been there when he needed them most. He had made his choice and Scott had died because he hadn’t been there. He had left his best friend to die alone and abandoned, it was his fault. It was all his fault.

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