this is one that i have never seen before!

just watched

so, this is one of my very fave fave plays, not least because a) I heart Hamlet and b) I have watched the Gary Oldman/Tim Roth film a zillion times. c) also, I love Tom Stoppard. It is a thing that I never tire of revisiting.

I’ve seen it on stage once before (Simon Russell Beale, Adrian Scarborough, Alan flippin’ Howard as the Player King) but that is lost in the mists of my imperfect memory. I missed the Sam Barnett/Jamie Parker one to my eternal regret. This one, this one was fucking fantastic. Three exceptional performances, a wonderful production, and a reminder of how there is nothing to beat live theatre. 

Oh and I’m off to see Hamlet tomoz, which is nicely serendipitous. 

Weapon Master's Gear

This is one i came up with a long time ago, and i feel that it needs a bit of a backstory
When questing a literal planet sized area filled to the brim with things you’ve likely never seen before, you’re bound to gather a lot of it up, thus filling up your captchalogue deck. This is not ideal, because you want to have space in it for later, when you actually need it.

Thus, the Backpack Alchestation. A portable Alchemization Station that’s sweeping the nation. This thing can punch cards, create dowels, and of course, alchemize items. This makes it easier to take long quests (make food on the go instead of storing it), makes it easier to make use of new items, and is generally very useful.

However it does have limits, it can’t make items bigger than a small car, it can’t make weapons that are too powerful, and it does have a bit of weight to it when you’re actually carrying it around.

It’s still a very useful piece of gear though.

To make it, all one requires is the basic alchemization tools provided by the game, and a Heavy Duty Camping pack.

~Weapons Master Blu

You know how your eyes can deceive you - how a group of shapes and shadows can take on a certain form and then shift into another? It wasn’t really like that; there was no physical change in him, he was exactly the same as he’d always been, I knew every line of his long body and every curl on his disheveled black head. I’d just never seen him before. You know what I’m trying to say, don’t you? The change is in the heart
— 

The Falcon at the Portal, Elizabeth Peters

To any trans women and transfeminine followers of mine, did you know there’s a pretty huge Etsy store which does gaff underwear and swimsuits specifically designed for trans people amongst its products? They go in a pretty decent range of sizes, including sizes for young girls, and while I do not personally know anyone who has used them, there’s a fuckton of positive reviews on the Etsy store. They have a ton of colours to choose from, different fabric choices, the works.

And for once they’re not marked “for crossdressers” too, they actually under “transgender”, so that’s (depressingly) unusual.

I’m mostly posting this because I’ve seen a lot of younger people recently in particular saying they never knew what gaffs were… a lot of people find them WAY MORE comfortable and convenient than tucking, so I would recommend looking into them if you’ve never done so before!

And even if you yourself don’t use or need this stuff, do pass this kind of info on to any friends of yours that might, guys! There’s always like a million more PSAs about transmasc stuff as opposed to transfem stuf tbh…

A quick sketch of an AU I’ve been thinking of.  This is what I have so far.

  1. Marco meets a girl he’s never seen before at his school and they become close friends. 
  2. The girl introduces herself as Star Butterfly after pointing to the star on her wand and a butterfly that passes by.
  3. They always hang out around sunset on campus. 
  4. He invites her to hang out with him at his place but she always say’s she has something to do.
  5. He thinks its cute that she holds a hand made wand and acts like she has magic.
  6. He thinks it’s just her personality till one day she “casts” a spell and an object nearby him moves.  
  7. She starts moving things around them more often and he starts to believe that this girl really knows magic.
  8. Reality hits and more clues reveal a different story.
  9. “Star Butterfly” isn’t a student at their school but “was” a student.  
  10. “Star Butterfly” isn’t a girl from another dimension but someone lost in time and space.  
  11. “Star Butterfly” is actually a lost spirit stuck in her own world, during the time in which she died. 
  12. Death is still unknown. 
  13. “Star Butterfly” doesn’t know that she’s dead and is always stuck in the loop that she “has something to do.”

YUP! THAT’S IT! NOW TO FALL BACK INTO THE STRESS MACHINE AND SURVIVE THE REST OF THE WEEK! 

accidentally?

Based on this prompt I said I’d fill a few days ago:

boss: “know why I called you in here?”
me: “because I accidentally sent you a dick pic”
boss: “accidentally?”

yup.

“You need to stop pining after people you haven’t even spoken to,” Lydia says one day, probably because Derek—er, Mr. Hale, their boss—has just stepped through the front door of the cafe where they’re having lunch, and Stiles has trailed off mid-word to watch him walk up to the counter. In Stiles’ defense, he’s never seen Mr. Hale outside of the office before, let alone Mr. Hale wearing a leather jacket over his dress shirt. God, and Stiles thought the tailored suits were bad enough…

Anyway.

“Uh, I have too spoken to him,” Stiles says indignantly, tearing his eyes away from Derek’s broad back across the room. “One day I was coming out of the break room and I almost walked right into him and he said, ‘Excuse me,’ so then I said, ‘Oops,’ and he smiled at me. Kind of. A little bit. I mean, I interpreted it as a smile. There was some prolonged eye contact.”

Lydia abruptly stops stirring her fat-free latte to stare at him—one of those Oh god, it’s worse than I thought kind of looks. “That’s it?”

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@ashleejuno; ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAYYY to my home skillet … You are an incredible human being and an AMAZING friend. You’re the type of person who will sit at the Eiffel Tower with me for 4 hours just to watch it light up at night because I had never seen it before …. You are one of the sweetest, kindest, most compassionate people I have ever met. I love watching the way you adore your little sister, or how you will go out of your way after a long day to meet a group of fans who waited for hours outside of your bus just to meet you. You have a way of making every single person in the room feel like they matter. And that is such an amazing gift. You are SO special to me and SOOO many other people and I hope you feel AAALLL of the love today…You deserve it!!!’ 

Between my junior and senior year of high school, I drove an ice cream truck in my hometown Belleville, Ill. My truck broke down near this little bar called Lil’s Tavern. I had heard rumblings about this tavern. I had an aunt and uncle who lived near there, so we would barbecue with them, and I heard words bandied about like “bulldyke” and “he-she.” I knew they would have a phone where I could call the boss, so I went in and in the corner was a table with six big ol’ butch dykes. Like, monster butch dykes. I had never seen one before. It was noon or so, and it was completely empty except for these six huge dykes playing poker. And one of them looked up at me and yelled, “Hey, baby butch!” I’ll never forget it. I did one of those look-around takes, like, “Oh, she’s talking to me.”

Super Moon: Part 3

Remus: *stares* …. James… can we not do this? I… I need sleep. 

James: *sighs* Remus… It’s not worth it.

James: I’ve never seen you look like this before.

Remus: *stares* James… it’s for everyone’s safety… yours… mine…

James: I don’t care what Albus told you Rem. 

James: He doesn’t know how you work… if he did he would never have put you through this alone-

Remus: *quietly* I’m the only one who can do it James.

James: Do what, Remus?

James: *gently* At least tell me what’s going on.

James: Remus-

Remus: No one. Not Lily, not Peter… 

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An important note on Slav:

I’ve made no secret over my love of Slav, but I’d like to make a distinction on why/how.  Because yes, it’s funny to see Mr Calm In Control Black Paladin lose his goddamn shit with him, but that’s not the core of why I like that dynamic.  Because Slav gets under Shiro’s skin in a way we’ve literally never seen at all before.  Like, we’ve seen him with people he despises, like Labos, but doesn’t snarl at like that.

And I think it comes down to this: Shiro and Slav both have anxiety disorders, with Shiro’s PTSD and Slav’s OCD.  But they way they deal with it/how it manifests is very different.  

Shiro puts a LOT of effort into minimizing his problems.  He works had to make sure no one around him sees it as much as possible, and he fears the way it might affect a mission or the people around him.  Shiro is very reserved with his anxieties, and feels like when they get out of control that it’s a personal failure, that he’s broken and a monster.

Slav, on the other hand, has no choice on the matter: He can’t function until his anxieties are dealt with, so he just deals.  He’s aware that it can and does annoy the people around him but that doesn’t matter, because it doesn’t matter to his OCD.  He’s gotta do what he’s gotta do.

In short, Slav is everything Shiro fears/hates about his own issues.  And I think that’s where a lot of Shiro’s irritation comes from.  Because yes, he’s in the way during a mission and they need to go, because they’re trying to defeat Zarkon and they have kind of a time limit, here.  But we never see Shiro lose it like that with other roadblocks.  Ever.

Because this is personal.

When I say I love Slav, it comes from a very genuine place.  I love that he does what he does, I love that he’s so smart and does so much weird stuff.  I love that he’s still so competent and effective, even when he’s doing something RIDICULOUS like smacking a massive taludiv (taluduv?) with a rock.

But at this point in his characterization, I don’t think Shiro can do anything but be annoyed with Slav.  Because how they deal - how their circumstances force them to deal - is so completely different and it literally goes against what Shiro has internalized as morally right (ie suppressing himself for the greater good).

And man, I want that addressed?  Like, it probably won’t be, but I’m looking forward to the chance to do so.  Because Shiro really needs a smack over the head for his actions, even if him losing his temper is funny.  And I think there’s a point where Shiro can really understand and emphasize with Slav, because they do come from a similar place.  

Plus, when Shiro can acknowledge that he’s in the wrong and he’s taking something that’s not Slav’s fault out on him, maybe he can get to the point where he can accept taking care of himself and letting himself react and deal openly is okay.

This has been your daily Notice on Slav.

Introducing the Septiceye Strength Project !!!

I don’t know about everyone else, but since I’ve joined the Jacksepticeye community I’ve found a lot of something I hadn’t seen in fandoms before: happiness. This community is rampant with positivity, love, and support for one another and I have never felt so welcome in a place.

Random people message me to have a good day, I get Internet hugs when I’m sad, and more. And although we all should be proud of ourselves, I think we have a common denominator to thank: the man himself.

Jack has created a community where no one feels alone and where I and many others can come to find support no matter where they come from, or what their sexuality, gender identity, or race is. It’s incredibly powerful and I can’t speak of it enough to do justice.
Before I get carried away, I want to share some statistics with you:

Over one million people die by suicide worldwide each year.

The global suicide rate is 16 per 100,000 population.

On average, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world.

1.8% of worldwide deaths are suicides.

Global suicide rates have increased 60% in the past 45 years.

I wanted to do something to not only show my incredible, inexpressible thanks for Jack but also to help people. I created the SepticEyeStrength Project because of that.

The goal of this project is to not only show our thanks for Jack, but also to show how powerful we are as a community and how we can act as a serious proponent of change.

The goal of the SepticEyeStrength Project is to raise $2,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as there is no credible international one, by the end of 2017. To do this, I need your help.

Although the plan is to eventually get there, the project must first gain ground. We must get social media recognition (hopefully from the man himself!) and support.

First order of business is that I need a team. A group of people anywhere between 16-25 who want to help. (To apply, you can click this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJcffzR7HxY1YjYXWDclpkPtG-F0snTgYYYckzXrMOirF14A/viewform)

The second order of buisiness is immediate action. TODAY (February 19th) I am starting the “Messages for Jack” event, using the tag #septiceyestrength as a place to express thanks, love, and anything you want to say to Jack, especially if you have a story where he has helped you through hard times.

In addition, if you want to go the extra mile, post a picture of yourself holding up a sign that has the tag on it and a message to Jack. My goal is to get this tag active enough so that the project can gain ground, so that we can open the charity initiative and hopefully pass our goal.

Whether or not you plan to actually want to get involved, this project and Jack mean the world to me. Please spread this, follow this blog, and follow our twitter @septiceyestrong.

Thank you for reading this, it means a lot to me. Don’t forget to keep being bosses.

The Library

Summary: Reader is a book loving vampire. She finds Raphael’s hiding spot and she stays there, basically living there.

Characters: Reader, Raphael Santiago

Fandom: Shadowhunters (TV)

Word Count: 585

Disney Movie Writing Challenge, @that-was-not-supposed-to-happen 

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Can we talk about how Noctis treats Prompto during fights ?

I haven’t seen any post about this yet (maybe I just missed it). Yesterday as I was doing one of the secret dungeons with high level daemons I couldn’t help but notice that Noctis does treat Prompto differently than Ignis and Gladio.

Gladio is basically never in danger (0 HP) for me because his HP are so high it is difficult for him to get his ass kicked. But the few times it happened, Noctis would just pat him on his back and have a “Thanks” from Gladio.

Ignis was down a few times. And - I have never noticed before - Noctis tends to scold him. When I’d make him help Specs, the brunette would say something like “You’re the one supposed to help me/lift me up !” or just sometimes say nothing.

But Prompto, when he is down (and damn this happens a lot because this boy is so low on HP!), always has Noctis to be worried for him or concerned. Noctis will ask him if he is okay, tell him that it’s fine and to not worry (when Prompto says he “screwed up again”) or would scold him “I told you to be careful!”.  

The both of them will even flirt with Prompto comparing himself to a princess being rescued by his prince ! 

And I also would like to mention the combos.Have you guys noticed how Noctis almost never fails to say Prompto’s name after a combo with him ? (btw I am playing with the japanese dubs, maybe it’s different for other versions). But Noctis will always end the combo saying something like “Well  done Prompto! Nice one Prompto! ” and the blondie will reply “Of course!” or just have a shy laugh. 


The more I play and the more I feel like Noctis is somehow very protective toward him, whereas Prompto is supposed to be the one protecting him (just like Gladio and Ignis).  And this is just so cute, showing how deep their bond is and how much Noctis care about him. I would also think that he knows his friend has self-confidence issues and that’s why he is encouraging him.

And I’m not saying he doesn’t care about Gladio and Ignis, don’t misunderstand me. They are so important to him and I’d have more things to say about these two amaazing men but I want to keep it short.