this is the quote i've been waiting my whole life for

How to Prank Suho
  • Suho: *tells a dad joke*
  • Chen: OMG, you're so funny!
  • Suho: ...Wait what?
  • Chanyeol: That was the best joke I've ever heard.
  • Suho: *shocked* Have... you guys been drinking? Am I living in alternative universe? Has my whole life been a lie?
Let's Swayze This Mother

Summary:  You, Dean, Sam and Cas decide to search for Gabriel, it does NOT go as planned.

Characters: Reader, Dean, Sam, Castiel, Gabriel

Word Count: 1931

Warnings: language

A/N:  This is my submission for @ravengirl94 1.5K Challenge.  I had the prompt:  “I make bad decisions when I’m tired.  You’re always tired. Exactly.” which will be bolded in the fic.

Thanks to my MastaBeta @wheresthekillswitch for word checking and so much more!

This may be slightly spoilery if you haven’t seen the season 12 finale.  If you haven’t watched it, keep scrolling.

 

“I can’t believe that he’s been alive the whole time,” Dean says, walking into the bunker library.

You, Sam and Cas are sitting at the far table, books strewn about.  He hands you and Sam a fresh beer before sitting down next to you.

“And you really didn’t know?” Dean asks Cas.

“Didn’t know what?”

“That an angel blade can’t kill an arch angel,” Sam supplies.

“No I did not.”

Cas looks between Dean and Sam as they stare him down.

“So Gabriel’s just been alive and keeping to himself?”

“Well, I can’t say I blame him,” you blurt out.  The three men turn to you in surprise.  “What?  Gabe avoided some major drama.  He didn’t have to play middle man to Lucifer and Chuck or deal with Amara.  I think it was pretty smart.”

“Ok, Y/N’s acceptance of Gabriel’s behavior aside, we need to find him,” Sam says, giving you his signature Sam-face.

“He could definitely help us with the Lucifer, Nephilim, alternate dimension crap,” Dean continues.

“So, how do we find him?” you ask, looking to Cas.

“It will be difficult.  Gabriel is a master at staying hidden if he wants-” Cas starts.

Suddenly the four of you are standing in a dining hall.  Except Dean who’s sitting at the table nearest you, wearing a light pink dress.

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Matthew Daddario Quotes
  • "We call our shoes ‘sneakers,’ right? But they're not really sneaking."
  • "Can't wait till they invent phones with keyboards."
  • "I don't know this guy. He came to hang out so I complimented his hair."
  • "How many artichokes can you eat in one sitting?"
  • "No, go back to my idea!"
  • "Maybe, they'll throw the books out. Just not follow the books anymore."
  • "Hey guys did everyone floss today? You gotta floss every day. Otherwise, your dentist makes you feel bad."
  • "I play piano but I won't call it a talent."
  • "I'm the funniest person in the cast and that's simply because everybody else is so painfully unfunny."
  • "There is literally no memory left in my phone. I took fourteen thousand blue sky photos and I need all of them."
  • "Send him photos of fried chicken and crab cakes."
  • "I have a dentist appt tomorrow. I'm not gonna brush my teeth tonight. Also not going to shower. This is going to be painful for everyone."
  • "You are not trash, you are lovely!"
  • "Don't sign contracts in your blood. It's usually not required by any reputable party."
  • "He's slippin' out his little tongue eating snail treats off the ground."
  • "I will eat anywhere in the house. I'll eat cheese crackers in bed!"
  • "He looks down and sees this wonderful man. He hops down there and smooches that man right on the face. Right in front of everyone."
  • "...it's not fair that he is more handsome than me!!!"
  • "Don't do the hokey pokey around witches."
  • "They're never gonna release the deleted scenes to you guys because they're racy and inappropriate."
  • "This video is going on social media!"
  • "I'm ashamed to admit I lied about the selfies. The phone is 98% cow pictures and I can't delete them. I need a new phone. Forgive me."
  • "Thank god I started sandpapering my feet when I was four."
  • "Is Alec appreciating at an increased rate because of an increase in demand? Or is it the same rate as before."
  • "Note, some alpaca do not appreciate head pats."
  • "If humans lived in barns, we'd be smelly, too."
  • "Had to delete all my cow photos to make room for selfies, so I will say 'I appreciate you, cows.'"
  • "Wow. It's spelled Gollum. Wow. So disappointed. Hiding my own cell phone for the next two weeks."
  • "You're a little kitty cat. Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy kitty cat, kitty cat."
  • "Sometimes when I travel between dimensions, I think, man, I should really buy a sailboat."
  • "If I was running for President, my VP would be a well trained golden retriever."
  • "Who's not going to watch Hamlet in space? I mean, Space Hamlet!"
  • "I just think we should all acknowledge what is awesome about Harry!"
  • "I like eating food after dark."
  • "Generally, people avoid kissing their sister in a healthy life."
  • "If you don't like my zebra leggings, it's because you just don't understand zebra leggings."
  • "I think we should provide more showers for cows."
  • "If I'm having a bad day, I eat pizza."
  • "I hope Google uses the same algorithm to encrypt my email as my pocket does to tie knots with my headphones."
  • "I would own a farm. Not like growing crops but maybe have a few animals like cows, and maybe an alpaca or a llama. I would chop wood all day."
  • "Dog. #dog. Dog. Dog."
  • "Had fun tweeting with/at you guys. Phone is about to die. Gonna go get more double-A batteries."
  • "The jackhammer has been joined by his friend, the concrete saw. Rare that you get two music legends right outside your window like this."
  • "Interdimensional cat smuggling is severely punished. But you can make a killing on the black cat market."
  • "You should just give up on me like I did. So done with me right now I can't even."
  • "What am I fan of? No one's ever asked me this before! Oh man."
  • "I don't know why they say that. I think they're poking fun at me."
  • "Congrats. You deserve that sailboat."
  • "I don't know. I don't have any pet peeve. Yapping little dogs, I guess. Buttons that don't go up right."
  • "Donkeys look like rabbit horses."
  • "Everyone is all, 'follow your heart.' If that worked I'd be watching Shadowhunters in my spaceship."
  • "Am I making this up?"
  • "I don't condone it, but I understand it, and therefore, I will not pass judgment on it."
  • "I can eat a pound of pork rinds."
  • "I am your bird king!"
  • "Baby pigs or baby cows? They're both good options."
  • "I have deleted a single photo from my phone. I have room for one selfie. Living on the edge. If it happens, no second chances."
  • "She gets it at a Shadowhunter tailor where we get all our stuff. Are you serious?"
  • "My cell phone is not the most important thing in my life. It just feels that way."
  • "Kill her immediately. Problem solved."
  • "You're not me? Most people aren't, in my experience."
  • "Man I've spent a whole year talking about sailboats and I could have just jumped on this SHIP."
  • "Reminder not to cite 'game of thrones' as my motivation for getting into politics."
  • "To all the people who threaten to punch me in the face... Do I have to be concerned or is that a love thing?"
  • "Put this on?! Fit it on my body?!"
  • "I’m going to shave today. Nobody will recognize me and I’ll have to reintroduce myself to all my friends."
  • "Don't get me started on this question."
  • "Okay, quick question. What does it mean when someone says they are your 'trash?' Asking for a friend..."
  • "Wait, 'SexyBack' is by Justin Timberlake?"
  • "Everyone's smooching everyone and Alec just wants to do his job. That's why he's the best and deserves a big smooch."

cosmofex  asked:

There's something i've been curious about: How do you come up with the magic-scientific terminology? Because I have previously looked up "claudication" and it turns out it's a medical term for leg cramps which, unless i'm missing steps in the logic chain, doesn't lead to "worldgate" easily. Is it just what sounds nice and sciency or is it based on actual terminology? (also confusing is online dictionaries "use in a sentence" using YW quotes, which don't match meanings, so it's not super helpful)

I really have to find a little time in the next little while to get the new installation of the Errantry Concordance kickstarted. (The old one had to be removed because it was constantly under attack by hackbots of various kinds trying to use it to house links to counterfeit Viagra.) (sigh)

Anyway: Most wizardly terminology in the YW universe is derived either from (broadly) scientific terminology or (more narrowly) medical terminology twisted slightly out of shape and/or subverted to my own purposes. Almost all terms are derived from Latin or Greek roots and assembled in ways consistent with the ways in which scientific terms are formed. (I took Latin in high school because I knew it to be a primary language of science and felt sure I’d be wanting it in college. The Greek came along with that more as a gateway into the ancient classics than anything else, but it too gets used routinely in scientific terminology.) I prefer to use genuine scientific concepts and terms to generate wizardly ones, because (a) I enjoy it and (b) I am lazy. Why waste time and energy making terms up when so many real ones are  lying around just waiting to be used? …But also: wizardly terms constructed using valid scientific usage sound more real. And the more truth you add to a lie, the stronger it gets. :)

Re claudication: The word goes back, originally, to the Latin claudo- root that means to shut or block something up. It also later came to mean a limp or lameness secondary to what was seen in ancient times as a blockage of local blood supply. This is also where the Emperor Claudius got his common appellation, by the way: Claudius is a second name, almost more a nickname than anything else – and too easily translatable as “Gimpy”. He limped from childhood, secondary to a dystonic / movement disorder from which he suffered his whole life and which caused some members of his family (and the public in general) to think of him, and treat him, as if he was mentally deficient – which he definitely was not. (The forensic medical people are still arguing over what was responsible for this disorder: possibly cerebral palsy or a childhood neurological insult via something like infectious encephalitis. See this article for what look like the best conjectures so far.)

…Whatever: where were we? When I was studying nursing, the term claudication was in general use to describe a narrowing or constriction of blood vessels (up to the point of obstruction, anyway, at which point other terminology cuts in). So when I started thinking about the concept of giving wizards a little portable pocket in spacetime, the word “claudication” naturally suggested itself, and “temporospatial” seemed an unavoidable add-on.

Therefore the entry in the Concordance defines claudication as:

A pinching or obstruction in some structure or medium through which another medium is normally meant to pass or flow freely. In wizardly usage, a constriction – normally artificial, but occasionally natural – in the structure of space, or (in the case of temporospatial claudications) of spacetime.

The most frequent casual usage for the term describes a small, “pinched-off” volume of space. Since space is already amenable to this kind of pinching (a much gentler version of which manifests itself as gravity), many wizards use one of these to keep personal belongings in. A claudication can be “hooked to” or associated with a specific mass – usually the wizard’s own body – so that it permanently follows the wizard around and is always within reach.

The definition for temporospatial claudication is a bit more specific:

Any pinching or constriction that affects both a volume of space and a segment of time or timeflow. Usually a temporospatial claudication is artificially induced, but there are occasional incidences of the effect in nature. (Black holes, for example, can sometimes have temporospatial claudications associated with them.)

The term is also used to describe a small pinched-off volume of spacetime kept for wizardly purposes. (SYWTBAW, et al)

So there you have it. Thanks for asking!

purequeenoftheimpure  asked:

Hi! I really like your analysis of the lords, and I just wanted to ask if you had done one on Ieyasu? I've read fics about him, but really don't know much about him as I haven't done his MS, but I'm kinda curious as fics make him out to be kinda complex. What was he like in the sengoku era? What would he be like in modern times? What would his occupation in modern times be? Sorry if it's too long or bothersome :)

 THANK U I APPRECIATE… though sometimes i’m just rambling like no other out here LMFAOOO

Hm… Y’know, I mention Ieyasu a whole lot, but I don’t think I’ve actually done a proper analysis on him before–which is kind of a bummer, because he’s actually one of my favorites! The fics you’re reading have it right, and I’d argue he’s one of the most complex and layered characters in the game. He’s got quite a bit going on in that past of his and it shows really well that he’s basically a product of his experiences–cruel and distrusting because of the things he has gone through. Of course, that doesn’t excuse all of the horrible things that he does, but it does put a different perspective on the way he is and how that manifests in his personality as of now. He plays a very good villain, too, I’ll tell you that. I also think he’s one of the most consistently written characters, which I can appreciate like no other thank god.

Though while I’ll say he’s one of my favorites, and can also easily admit that he’s also a super polarizing character, too. People either really love him or really hate him, and I get both sides of that–so I think enjoyment of his route and character will really depend on your taste, too.

In terms of what he’s like in the Sengoku era… well, in real life, I’ve seen that he’s been said to have been bold and calculating, and was fairly well-known and respected for those traits. From what I know, he seems like a great warlord and politician–or well, he knew what he was doing, anyway LOL. Knew how to be loyal when necessary and very much waited to come into power… also could be cruel and merciless when he felt like it. A lot of fiction has habit of making him very kind and humble, though I have a feeling that stems from some Edo fanfiction too… (but don’t quote me on that LMAO). 

In the SLBP universe, Ieyasu’s… pretty nasty LMFAO. Easily takes on those cruel and merciless traits mentioned above, and he’s very two-faced all together. His cunning is pretty much unmatched, and he’ll smile his way through everything with every ounce of coldness you could possibly imagine–they even call him a “Lord with a Poison Smile” in game. Almost is as good with keeping up his sadistic streak as he is as kissing ass, and the ruse works well for him. And of course, he doesn’t trust anyone but his retainer, Sakai Tadatsugu, because the world has taught him it’s absolutely foolish. He’s bratty, intelligent, resourceful, and has the worst mouth on him, but you’ll quickly see more sides to him in his own route that execute his loyalty and desires for the softer things in life. MC, as per otome formula, will bring those things out herself LOL. 

Modern times I feel would depend on his upbringing, but since I think he’s more likely to have a more stable life with the average kind of home in modern society, he’d be a lot more toned down. Probably still A Huge Dick, but like… not outright cruel or, y’know, threatening your life all the time LMFAO. I also like to imagine Ieyasu having a better sense of humor here (since he can afford to have one) and though he doesn’t trust easily, he more so has this small, tight knit group of friends than anything else. Still ridiculously smart and resourceful–he would get into trouble all the time if anyone ever believed his Angel Face could cause any harm. I’d call it like… a much more lighthearted version of himself LOL. He’s still mean, though, because who would Ieyasu be at heart, otherwise?

I’ve said once before I could see him as a politician, but… I kind of think he’d be some kind of nerd in the science field. Probably chemistry. LOL

anonymous asked:

hiiii! i'm a relatively new fan of shinhwa and even if I've watched Shinhwa Broadcast, I'm still wondering about eric's style as a leader? can you tell me stories about how he is as a leader? as well as his relationships with the members? thank you! shinhwa 화이팅!!!!


  Hi~! Welcome to Shinhwa Changjo Orange world :D

Eric’s style in leadership can be summarized by Nelson Mandela’s quote:
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

Eric is the best leader we could ever ask for! A loyal, reliable, trustworthy, a man of his words.
He has always been supporting Shinhwa from the back since debut. Never been bossy. He always stays away from the limelight, happily giving it to the members. You’ll find him standing quietly in the interviews. So humble & quiet to the extend that many people are still not aware that Eric is the leader of Shinhwa. This is because he is a man with few words and does not stand on the front of the group. His true features of taking care of his people shone brightly as him working behind the scenes.
“Eric isn’t a leader for nothing. His role as the eldest isn’t easy. Instead of standing in front, he has the kind of leadership where he takes care of things by the side. That is what made Shinhwa now” . -Minwoo

Eric is a leader that thinks of Shinhwa before himself. When he earned a large sum of money in commercials, he split up his pay and supported other members who had financial difficulties. When he was dominating CFs, he called the members to his house and gave them bonus money. He’s also filmed CFs originally meant for himself but he got the company to include the rest of the Shinhwa members. During their China gag concert,  there was a whole segment assigned to have Eric as the only guest, but he refused & told the production team that if it wasn’t a SHINHWA segment, he wouldn’t attend. So, Shinhwa as OT6 was casted instead.
When Minwoo had financial difficulty, Eric gathered money from the members to help him out of troubles & gave that sum of money as the members’ birthday present to Minwoo.

Before pursuing any solo activity for himself, Eric will first get the opinions & the agreement of the members. Like what happened with his most recent drama “Discovery Of Love”. And such an attitude of his sets an example of what made it possible for ‘Shinhwa’ to promote separately and together.


A Leader who thinks of “us” before “me” while having solo activities.


When Shinhwa’s contract with SM Entertainment expired, Eric refused to sign a solo contract with a company that offered him a FORTUNE and decided to take the same path with Shinhwa members. He turned down that offer IMMEDIATELY, while others would think about that offer for a month.


“Eric rejected very high solo contract offers to ensure that the group stayed intact.“ To this Eric replied, “My choice wasn’t a sacrifice, it was the best decision I’ve made in my life.”
 Couldn’t he be any more loyal & humble?!!


in 2003, following their contract expiration wz SM, SM wanted to sign wz only some members as solo artists, but Shinhwa & Eric refused & insisted on continuing as a group. Eric took the lead & negotiated wz other agencies alone to choose the best contract for Shinhwa (note that he was only 24 years old back then!). But moving to a new agency needed Shinhwa to gain the rights to their name “Shinhwa”. Eric really went through hell during that period, forking out his own funds to buy Shinhwa out. He even studied law after the contract expiration in order to find a way to continue being active under the same name & went to court against SM. In 2015 Shinhwa finally gained full rights to their name, & the members expressed their gratitude & thanks to Eric as he was the one who struggled the most during the progress.


  In 2004,  A journalist once wrote an article heavily criticizing Shinhwa & blatantly used personal attacks on the Shinhwa members implying that they are failed musicians who try too hard with solo activities. Otherwise laid back, Eric, as the leader, was unable to sit still and made a powerful reply to the reporter on his website, asking for a more meaningful review. That reply of Eric found its way to the official school books in Korea, marking him as the 1st & only artist to have such feat.


Eric & the members :). He is like the big brother to the other members, yet the youngest of them when it comes to playing pranks & joking with his members :). A caring, thoughtful, & dependable big brother whom the members always show their love & gratitude to. 


He always helps his members in their solo careers. Showing ultimate support & encouragement to them & happily agrees to feature in their albums. & always expressing how proud he is as his members doing great in their solos. While staying at home, he keeps on monitoring their performances & giving them very useful feedback & advises. Like what he did recently with Junjin, Wan, Syung.


& what does he gain in return for his massive help & as feat. fees? Pizza or sunglasses :D


  Eric is truly the man of his words. In 2008: “Shinhwa will come back, please wait for us”. in 2012, Shinhwa came back, thanks to Leader Eric who gathered the members again & solved any misunderstandings between the members, in order to keep their promise to the fans.


  Even during games, he keeps his promises.


Not to mention him seizing every chance during his solo activities to mention Shinhwa & the other members, and promote their solo activities as much as he can.


& Just recently, Leader Eric defended Shinhwa’s signature color Orange, which some other group tries to use as their fandom color. Eric made a decent tweet asking other artists to please refrain from using Orange. Then he showed up at Junjin’s fansign event, as a Bodyguard while Jinnie wore Orange. It was like he was conveying to others & to us that “don’t worry, I’m your bodyguard. I’ll protect you with all my might, heart & soul.”, like what he said. Such smart & dependable Leader!


Eric gives an example of no matter how famous you are, you should be always humble & down to earth. Leader Eric always bows 90 degrees to fans & other artists, even to rookies.


He’s indeed the Leader who lives up to his position the best.


Who lives for Shinhwa


Sorry for it being a long reply, but I even tried to make it as short as possible & didn’t even include everything :D. Talking about Leader Eric needs pages :D. & those underlined are links for more details :)

A Ricky Horror Imagine- That's The Fucking Cutest Thing I've Ever Seen *Requested* pretty long but good as hell

~~Your Point of View~~

You and Ricky have been dating for two months today.  You were both really happy together.  To celebrate, you guys were having your first sleepover together.  To be honest, you were never happier in the past 10 yeas.  You were in a bad relationship for a while and plus your best friend died so the past ten years have been hell.  They overdosed on heroin and just suddenly your life seemed empty. And then you met Joe.  Well at first he distracted you and made you happy.  Soon after he showed his true self.  You were abused physically, verbally, and sexually. You always wanted to keep your virginity until marriage.  That obviously didn’t happen.  Joe eventually raped you many of times and would always insult you and he hit you.. a lot.  But after a while of that you met Ricky.  That whole cycle started in high school and you ended up here.  Happier than ever.  Of course you’re still horrified and scarred from losing your best friend and then Joe.  You had nightmares about both of those events practically every night.  You were just hoping it wouldn’t happen tonight.  You found yourself usually waking up screaming from them after they occur in the night.  You don’t want Ricky to see you like that.  Ever since you were fourteen, your life was hell for you and then he came along and made it worth living.  He knows about Joe and your friend.  He promised, and I quote, “If I ever see him I will personally beat the shit out of him and make sure he knows how much a worthless piece of fucking shit he is.  And if he ever tries speaking to you again or even tries to come near you, he will not see another day.  I don’t care how much jail-time it would give me.  We may have only been going out for two months but NOBODY does that to ANYBODY without me doing something about it.” You believed him, you loved him but he doesn’t know that yet. You guys were good friends for a year and you liked him the whole time but now you were in love but you were too scared to tell him and plus you didn’t think he loved you more than a friend yet.  Well, right now you were driving to his house and you were about 10 minutes away so you just turned the music up and danced in your seat a bit.

~~Ricky’s Point Of View~~

(Y/N) was going to be here anytime soon.  I couldn’t wait for her to come over.  Tonight is our two month anniversary and our first sleepover.  We were friends for a while because when we met she just got out of horrible relationship with a guy I don’t even want to think about before I’m too angry to enjoy this night.  But anyway, she makes me so happy, always did.  For a year I was tortured with loving her for so long and she was finally ready two months ago.  That was an awesome day for me.  I was making food right now.  Spaghetti and sauce, she loved that so I thought it was a good idea to make.  In my living room, I made a blanket fort with twinkly lights and a bunch of cool movies she loves.  I got popcorn and a bunch of snacks we both like.  I know (Y/N) and I won’t be having sex for a while, or until we’re married, which I can see me proposing to her. She’s definitely worth the wait.  I feel bad she couldn’t keep her wish but I’m going to pretend she still is a virgin like she wished.  I really love her and I plan on telling her tonight tomorrow.  My thoughts were suddenly and pleasantly interrupted by a knock at the door….

~~Your Point Of View~~

I pulled into his driveway right next to his car.  I grabbed my overnight bag and pillow and walked up to the door and knocked the way I always do.  I thought I heard Ricky running and then a big crash.  It made me jump a bit and then the door opened a few seconds later Ricky opened the door and I smelt spaghetti with sauce, my favorite. “Ricky you made spaghetti with marinara sauce?” He smiled so happily and proudly and nodded.  I gave him a huge hug and kiss on the cheek as I walked inside.

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anonymous asked:

I've been made fun of my whole life for being a Bowie fan (I'm only 17 of age) but now that he's passed away all of a sudden everyone loves him. Even though it's great that they finally discovered his talent, it's pissing me off that they've made fun of me for so long only to "love" him and everything about him now, it's kinda too late to come around now when they've always made fun of me.... (If this is send twice its because my wifi sucks)

I completely relate to this. And you know who was giving me grief half the time? Other David Bowie fans! 

Lemme explain. I was 17 in 1977, so here’s what David did in my high school years alone, 1974-1978:

  • Diamond Dogs
  • David Live 
  • Young Americans
  • Station to Station
  • Changesonebowie
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Low*
  • Heroes*
  • Co-wrote, played on, and produced 2 albums for Iggy Pop, The Idiot and Lust for Life and toured as a member of Iggy’s band*
  • ”Little Drummer Boy” duet with Bing Crosby*
  •         (*These 4 albums, the tour, and Bing were all in the very year I turned 17!!!)
  • David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (You know David narrated a classical album for kids in 1978, right?)
  • Stage (technically came out my first month of college, but it put a nice cap on this run that ends at age 18)

There were also massive tours in here, and some major US TV appearances besides the famous Bing Crosby one (”Little Drummer Boy”)s; notably, the December 1974 Dick Cavett appearance debuting “Young Americans” (you’ve seen a million gifs of this on tumblr – skinny David with a brown suit, blue shirt, and band that included Luther Vandross), the March 1975 Grammy presentation to Aretha Franklin (super-skinny tuxedo look: you’ve seen this gif’d too, as well as the pictures of him with John & Yoko afterward), and, in November 1975, a jaw-dropping appearance on Soul Train (likewise, amply gif’d) followed by his US primetime debut on Cher

That’s right: it took five years for David to make it to prime time in the US after he did in the UK, three and a half years after his UK epoch-defining “Starman” performance on Top of the Pops. Being a Bowie fan is alllll about hoping that other people will catch up someday. 

But that’s the general tally for Bowie in my high-school years: 5 studio albums of his own, two incredibly different live albums, his first best-of collection, a classical kids album, a movie, a bunch of TV, a couple of huge tours, and the 2 Iggy Pop albums. In four years.

Me, I was loving it.  Diamond Dogs kicked down my door, Young Americans stole my heart, Station to Station blew my mind, and Low lifted up my soul  – but a lot of Bowie fans were just not digging these new directions. 

Diamond Dogs is too depressing.” “Why are you listening to that Young Americans disco shit?” “What’s with the Johnny Mathis bullshit and that prog rock title track on Station to Station? And more disco shit!” “WTF, half of Low isn’t even songs.” Ironically, people started to catch up to Low quickly enough that “Heroes” came out a few months later and got slagged as “not as good as Low.” 

Here’s what’s really ironic. One of the quotes I’ll always remember from the era, paraphrased from more people I can count: “Bowie needs to quit this artsy-fartsy bullshit, get back together with the Spiders, and play some fucking rock and roll.”

Wait, what? STOP being artsy-fartsy and go BACK to Ziggy??? Because also ironically, Ziggy was an artistic turning point, yes, but also kind of a flop. It peaked at only #75 on the chart in 1973 – and trust me, peaking at #75 was even less high than it sounds.

And yet, THAT’s what people wanted from Bowie when I was 17. Ch-ch-change BACK, to when his last good song was (the ironies accrue) “Rebel Rebel,” but mostly, go back to even years before that.

“Acting? Classical? Bing Crosby? Mime? Disco? Bowie needs to make up his fucking mind.”

Also ironically: I came to despise the Ziggy Stardust album as the refuge for haters, conservatives, and other cowards who didn’t have the courage to follow Bowie into the future. (And yes, a lot of those people’s objections were explicitly racist – get rid of those black band members, stop playing that black music.) TOTALLY unfair to the album itself, but it took me another 10 years to realize that you could like Ziggy Stardust and not be a closed-minded jackass. LOL

(btw, this was taught to me by a woman whose favorite album was in fact Low, our common starting place for Bowie when we met 5 years later. We started hanging out just to listen to records, but it unexpectedly turned into love over the following year. We’ve been married over 30 years now, and when she calls me, my phone plays “Be My Wife” – yep, Bowie, from Low. There’s vastly more to our shared taste in music than Bowie for sure, but I can in fact highly recommend holding out for someone who gets your taste in Bowie as a bottom line.)

All of this is to say that, no kidding, I really, REALLY do relate to what you’re saying. This has been going on since not long after David Jones changed his name to Bowie in the first place. It was certainly at the heart of my own experience as a 17-year old Bowie fan back in 1977,  including from Bowie fans who only liked what little they liked, and may have hated the rest even more as a result.

It carried into my 20s and beyond of course, starting with a whole new wave of “artsy-fartsy” hate for videos like “Ashes to Ashes” and “Fashion,” more “disco shit” dismissal of Let’s Dance, more movies, etc. “Go back to rock and roll, dammit.”

Although let the record show, I never heard anybody hating on Bowie in Labyrinth. There are apparently some limits to how stupid people can be. Maybe. LOL

Here’s the thing. So much about David was so cool. Impossibly cool. Beyond the reach of any human. 

But so much about him was so un-cool. I was inspired by how cool he was, but comforted and inspired by how uncool he was. He liked more kinds of music than was cool to like. He read weird books because he liked to read. (I bet you’ve had friends say, “Why are you reading THAT? It’s not even assigned.” Happened to me when I was 17, and you KNOW it happened to David.) 

He was into modern art, mime, silent movies, and I can’t even begin to emphasize how uncool it was to like science fiction when he was into it. You know what else happened when I was 17? Star Wars. THEN comes a bunch of cool sci-fi, but when Bowie was talking about Robert Heinlein, and doing The Man Who Fell to Earth and stuff like that in the early and mid-70s? Absolutely not cool. Wall to wall weird.

And all the grief we’ve gotten as his fans over the years? He was getting that as a person. People were saying this shit to him – and what did he do? He kept doing whatever he was gonna do anyway, taking pleasure from what gave him pleasure, and letting the rest go. It was either going to work or not, but it was enough for David if it made sense to him.

That’s why it really is inevitable that some people in your life are going to miss part of what you love best about Bowie. Because I think part of what we love best about Bowie is that people didn’t always get him – but we sensed that he got that part of us

What I mean is, Can you imagine David saying to you, “You read too much. Why are you watching THAT movie? You call THAT art? THAT’s not music. Your other friends are too weird.” Of course not. On top of being weird, David had empathy. 

It runs all through his music. “You’re not alone!” he sang. “You’ve torn your dress, your face is a mess” – but David understood the secrets of your heart that anybody just looking at your outer self would miss. ”How could they know?” he asks, shaking his head in sympathy. “Slow down, let somebody love you.” “I’ll stick with you for a thousand years.” 

He understood what it was like to feel uncomfortable in your own skin (and teeth and eyes). All that shit you’ve heard from your parents, your friends, your teachers, people you might have dated – David heard all that and worse. And yet, he carried on, knowing in the end that “nothing will drive them away, but we can be heroes.”

It’s a miracle that he walked among us while we were alive. It’s a miracle that he followed his own uncoolness. It’s a miracle that anybody got him, even if it’s also still kind of exasperating that everybody doesn’t. Srsly? What is wrong with u ppl? LOL

So I’m going to let this overly long reply serve as the official wrap-up of my month-long detour into an almost all-Bowie blog while I worked through my grief, with my thanks again to all of you who stayed with me, or who’ve started following me. 

I’m also going to close by remembering that phrase David used for Ziggy, written in 1971: Leper Messiah. Simultaneously venerated and outcast, ultimately saving us not by how cool he was, but by how uncool he was. For that matter, the cool kids never needed saving. We did. We do.

Many of the people in your life will never get this. A galaxy of us here on tumblr get it, though. I get it. And more than anyone, David got it.

Forgive your friends. Be glad they enjoy the Bowie that they do. Share it with them, and cherish the rest for yourself. Take comfort in being one of the lepers that David will keep saving forever. Follow your own uncoolness into joy.

idk if anyone even wanted anything like this but i had this idea and it just

from this fic: “Running into one of Hook’s former cremembers had been a blackmail goldmine.”

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They had developed quite the bizarre group of drinking buddies after returning to the Enchanted Forest.

It had started innocuously enough, with him deciding (not entirely altruistically) that Hook shouldn’t be left to drink alone after a long day of endless cleanup, which had absorbed a surprisingly-morose Ruby (who had never wanted to return in the first place and seemed to be constantly looking for someone who, as it was increasingly becoming certain, had gone back to his own world), and then a much-needed breath of fresh air when Robin decided they were all entirely too depressing and should appreciate all the good things they had to drink about, with Leroy as a transient member and Tink showing up every now and then and once he had even caught Robin drinking with Regina (although she’d excused herself and ducked out the moment she’d seen him).

All things considered, he probably shouldn’t have been there at all; there had recently been whispers of a threat, something that had Regina on-edge, and – much as they’d been willing to leave her be – all talk had immediately jumped to finding Emma, since Regina wasn’t confident that her magic alone could fend off whatever she feared was coming.

(Of course, that had perked Hook right up.)

He should have been at the castle, but it was frustrating to stand there in the ruins of his home after dark and he’d needed the fresh air and he was just tired and needed a break, and so here he was, standing at the bar to drink alone the way he’d always looked down on people for doing.

It was at the bar, ordering his drink, that he met him.

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Jimin is the Link to the Afterlife?

So BTS’ Epilogue poster is out now:

And the first thing that hit me was the fact that Jimin is the only one that is staring back… and it seems like he’s staring at Jin.

Okay, so you’ll need to read @taetaetown’s theories first (especially this one) to understand what I’m trying to say as most the thinking behind this is based on those.

So most people thought that the fact that it was Jimin looking back was ‘strange’ because he isn’t really a main character in the storyline. As in, Jin, V and Rap Monster seem to be the ‘main characters’ in this whole thing. However, in my opinion, Jimin has definitely been one of the most important characters…

It all started with the ‘Dope’ era. If you read the theory I that linked above, then Alex (I hope you don’t mind me quoting you but I believe in giving credit where credit’s due) mentions that Jin and Rap Monster are the only ones looking at the panel:

Every other member is staring into the camera, except Jimin! Now this always struck out to me from the beginning. What is he looking at?? Rap Monster is smirking (probably because he known what’s about to happen (Alex’s grim reaper/Peter Pan theory)), Jin looks almost apprehensive/cautious (kinda like the way he’s standing in the Epilogue poster, like he doesn’t know whether to go forward or not), all the other members look pretty nonchalant, while Jimin seems to just be staring off into space..

Anyways, Alex also mentions how, by the fact that Jimin is staring back in the poster, is almost like he’s telling Jin to just go into the light with them. And this made me think, Namjoon may be the grim reaper, who is sort of guiding them to the ‘afterlife’ (it would explain why he’s standing back, as if he’s watching them go) but what if Jimin is the one that meets them there?

So think about it:

In the beginning of the RUN video, Rap Monster is about to open the door to the container thing, and then the scene changes to a door opening.

And who opens the door??

Jimin!

Also, when J Hope ‘wakes up’/reaches the after life in the RUN video, who’s standing there, who’s waiting for him (ready to greet him into the afterlife)?

Jimin!

I don’t know if this is supposed to mean anything but yeah… Jimin’s part in the storyline has always interested me for some reason…

- Widzz

jajalone  asked:

This blog is just what I've been searching for for a looooong time ! ♥ Ok a question : what do you think of the deleted scene " I won't leave you , I won't let you go " ?

Wow! Thank you so much for your incredibly kind compliment and for asking me about this amazing moment between boy and dragon.

I love this deleted scene a lot. I cannot express how much I love it. It shot a whole explosion of feels again through me when I saw it, for Hiccup’s statement is extremely powerful, shows how very much Hiccup is operating on emotion through “Toothless Found”, and depicts to the fullest extent Hiccup’s deep, unconditional love for his dragon.

For “I won’t leave you, I won’t let you go,” is the ultimate declaration of unending loyalty, and we get it in no other line of dialogue between Hiccup and Toothless. Not like this, anyway. Hiccup has not just forgiven Toothless for his father’s death. Hiccup is not just hopeful and desiring for Toothless to return to him. Hiccup is not just begging for Toothless to return to him. Hiccup is one fully willing to sacrifice his own life in the attempt to reforge his relationship with his best friend. When he says, “I won’t leave you, I won’t let you go,” you hear extraordinary desperation cracking through his voice, even as you see him close his eyes and flinch as though waiting for Toothless, who flies closer and opens his mouth, to shoot a plasma blast and end him.

This deleted line is the number one most important line describing the depths of this friendship.

I talk more about this moment with some similar ideas but different words here. So I’ll let you read that and quit yammering about this aspect of the deleted scene.

And go on to say this: There is one thing I actually do not like about the scene, and it’s the fact it breaks up the symbolic progression of camera angles.

Check out what they do in the canon film. I will only talk about some of it… I could really go on a lot longer and pick this scene’s use of visuals apart in greater depth.

But basically.

There are several types of camera views that oscillate in “Toothless Found.” One is Toothless’ visual perspective on Hiccup which morphs from red and blurry to colored and clear. Another angle focuses on Toothless’ eyes themselves as they dilate and contract. A third zooms in on Hiccup’s tearful face and outstretching hand. The last major angle highlights the physical distance between Hiccup and Toothless.

It starts out where Hiccup and Toothless are very far apart from one another in both a physical sense and in a relational sense. Toothless is quite a distance from Hiccup as well as under the full control of the Bewilderbeast. Then Hiccup nears, trying to close the gap between himself and his friend.

Nicely symbolic.

When Hiccup gets closer, we just use the angle on Toothless’ eyes rather than a separate angle showing Hiccup’s outreached hand spanning the distance. We see the hand and Toothless’ eyes together in a single shot. 

It’s around this point “I won’t leave you, I won’t let you go” happens according to the reel.

But we still keep zooming in with the hand and the eye theme in the movie’s final cut of “Toothless Found”. It’s almost exclusively two camera angles now: Hiccup’s face through Toothless’ perspective, and this hand-eye camera angle now. And both of these camera angles are zoomed in very, very close on the characters’ faces.

This is huge visual symbolism about the two of them reuniting and reinstating their friendship. We focus straight in on their eyes, coming closer and closer and closer and closer, until Toothless breaks free from the Bewilderbeast’s control.

This means the sudden side-view camera angle of the deleted scene notably disrupts what the perspectives have previously been doing. The deleted scene thus would have washed away some of the efficacy of those camera angles. It’s at a unique angle that is not seen anywhere else, and it cuts off that effective zoom on Hiccup’s eyes and Toothless’ eye with Hiccup’s hand reaching out to him.

And you just couldn’t have realigned this deleted scene to have one of those other camera angles. For this small moment to be effective where Hiccup desperately grabs onto Toothless, the dragon opens his mouth, and the Viking steels himself and shuts his eyes in the pain of the moment… we need to have that side angle. Otherwise audiences would not see those event details, that body language and what it means.

In that sense, then, the deleted scene is out of place.

Which is a shame, because it’s glorious content-wise through and through.

I would honestly probably rank it as one of my top five How to Train Your Dragon quotes.

So much emotion, so much meaning.

THE SIGNS AS SOKKA QUOTES
  • ARIES: [aang is blindfolded during training] HAAAAAH! SNEAK ATTACK!!
  • TAURUS: [still half-asleep] what's going on? did we get captured again?
  • GEMINI: that woman is crazy! my life will be calm and happy and joyful! [kicks a pebble, it bounces off of a sign and hits him on the head] ow! that doesn't prove anything.
  • CANCER: my first girlfriend turned into the moon.
  • LEO: what? i didn't steal anything! who told you? [points at momo] it was YOU, wasn't it? you ratted me out!
  • VIRGO: i'd like to spend my vacation... [strikes a dramatic pose] at the LIBRARY!!!
  • LIBRA: it looks like long feng is long gone. [laughs to himself] oh, i've been waiting to use that one!
  • SCORPIO: oh what? i'm not good enough to kidnap?
  • SAGITTARIUS: [while hallucinating] drink cactus juice! it'll quench ya! [runs around] nothing's quenchier! [does the worm] it's the quenchiest!
  • CAPRICORN: okay, karma person or thing, whoever's in charge of this stuff... if i can just get out of this situation alive, i will give up meat... and sarcasm. okay? that's all i got. that's pretty much my whole identity. sokka: the meat and sarcasm guy. but i'm willing to be sokka: the veggies and straight-talk fellow. deal? [aang runs into view] aang, thank goodness! have you got any meat?
  • AQUARIUS: [to himself as he chops at ice] i'm just a guy with a boomerang, i didn't ask for all this flying and magic.
  • PISCES: speaking of the third-eyed freak... i think i've come up with a name for him. what do you guys think of... "sparky boom boom man"! [the gang is unimpressed] ... just think about it.
  • Maia: Patience, grasshopper. Good things happen to those who wait.
  • Simon: I always thought it was, 'Good things happen to those who do the wave. No wonder I've been so confused my whole life.

georgeorwell  asked:

hey there. so, i ended up on your blog thanks to your (awesome) fic yet to come (BTW, is that on FFN too?). then i read the sidebar, and now i got a question - why does a part of the DW fandom dislike Moffat so much? it's a genuine question, bc i'm as removed from the dw fandom as possible & i've always wondered - this is just the first chance i get to ask

No, it’s not on FFN. I’m not quite confident enough to post them there, lol. Glad you like it though!

Now, on Moffat….The really, really short version of it all is that part of the fandom (myself included) feels that Moffat as a writer assassinates the Doctor’s character and treats all his female characters in the same way and his storylines are just ridiculous.

The long version…Buckle up folks, this is gonna be a ride.

(Note: a lot of this is my personal opinion, but I happen to know that it’s an opinion shared by quite a few people).

To start — like I said before, Moffat assassinates the Doctor’s character. What does that mean? It means that for forty-six years before Moffat became head writer, the Doctor was this slight quirky, sometimes dark alien who traveled the universe, showing humans the sights and helping them to see that they were so much more than they gave themselves credit for. Then Moffat comes along, and suddenly the Doctor becomes a self-centered (sometimes dark), hyperactive twelve year old who sees Earth and its inhabitants as a bunch of playthings to be manipulated to his liking (see — the Doctor using humans to destroy the Silence). My personal favorite example of this is River’s rule number one: The Doctor always lies.” Uh, no, actually rule number one is “Don’t wander off,” but I guess Moffat-era Doctor doesn’t care about his companions anymore unless they’re essential to the plot and his own angst.

Next — Moffat and his female characters. I’d say don’t get me started, but you already have. First off, all three of the major female characters he’s written to date (Amy Pond, Clara Oswald, River Song) have existed solely for the Doctor.

And I know, I know — “Amy had a whole life without the Doctor! Clara is independent from him! River was very successful away from the Doctor!”

Amy’s entire character was based on “the girl who waited.” And who did she wait for? The Doctor. Clara was “born to save the Doctor.” River was “born to kill the Doctor” (and then later to become his wife, which WOW, no).*** Moffat uses the Doctor to “justify” their existence, as if they somehow need the justification. The RTD-era companions (Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble) all had real lives that weren’t connected to the Doctor in any way before they met him. Clara and River basically existed from the day of their births for the Doctor in someway, and Amy was the same way from the age of twelve on. She existed to wait for the Doctor — and then later as a baby machine, which is equally problematic in its own ways.

(***My opposition to Doctor/River has nothing to do with the fact that I ship Doctor/Rose and everything to do with the fact that that she was raised to hunt and kill the Doctor and essentially became obsessed with him and then married him. And it wasn’t even a marriage of love. Just another sign that Moffat thinks all his female characters exist to belong to the Doctor in some way.)

Moffat is an incredibly sexist person, and it shows in his writing of female characters — not just the three companions, but all of them. Here’s a direct quote from him on women, if you need any more proof:

“There’s this issue you’re not allowed to discuss: that women are needy. Men can go for longer, more happily, without women. That’s the truth. We don’t, as little boys, play at being married - we try to avoid it for as long as possible. Meanwhile women are out there hunting for husbands.”

Yeah that quote still ticks me off. But anyways.

And now, my favorite part: Moffat’s writing. Where do I even start with this? To begin, his storylines are an absolute mess. He just throws in as many confusing twists and turns as he possibly can without any consideration for how they all work together. He also gives no thought to plot. He spent two and a half seasons starting all these ridiculous storylines, then got to the last Christmas special and realized, “Shit, Matt’s leaving, I need to wrap up all these storylines now.” And thus we were given The Time of the Doctor. Which was just an absolute mess from beginning to end. There wasn’t even a storyline, just a bunch of random explosions, flashy effects, and some “touching” moments. Because apparently that’s what makes a good episode in Moffat’s mind.

Moffat also apparently can’t stand the thought of the Doctor being anything less than a God and *gasp* having to deal with consequences. The entire 50th anniversary special revolved entirely around both these things. He has been quoted as saying that he couldn’t imagine the Doctor ever pushing that button and destroying Gallifrey because it wasn’t in his character — no, of course not. The Doctor would never make a choice that would benefit the greater good, that’s not in his character at all! *note the sarcasm* He rewrote and essentially erased a major point in the Doctor’s life because his emotional range is so limited that he can’t comprehend the idea of having to write the Doctor with any kind of guilt on his shoulders.

Also his depiction of the Time War was awful. See what I said before about random explosions and flashy effects.

In general, Moffat’s writing has no emotional depth. Parts that are supposed to be “touching” fall flat (like Eleven’s regeneration), and parts that are supposed to be funny are based on stupid stereotypes that end up being more offensive than anything else. Basically if it’s not action-y, he can’t write it.

There are a few other things — one of my HUGE issues with Moffat is that he was once quoted as calling Rose a “clingy girlfriend” and saying how the Doctor was brilliant for ditching her an alternate universe with a clone (not sure if that was the exact quote, but it was damn close and it was horribly insulting not only to Rose as a character but to her fans and all Doctor/Rose shippers), but those are the three major points I can think of as far as why people don’t like Moffat or his writing.