this set is so appropriate

kimberlygarcia101905  asked:

What was the moment that made you start shipping gruvia? P.s love your blog😁.

Thank you! That makes me very happy to hear! <3 

As for the moment that I started shipping it, I’ve actually mentioned it before, but I’ve always wanted to do a gif reaction set, and I think this story is appropriate for that, so I’ll run down the exact moments, and my personal realization of the beauty that is Gruvia with gifs included this time lol. ^^

It happened during the fight between Juvia and Meredy. At first, I was like, woah… Juvia is really strong! I forgot she was one of the elite mages of Phantom Lord! Holy crap! Yeah, you kick that pink-haired girl’s butt!! 

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Then I wondered to myself, why the author was especially highlighting the fact that, no, this isn’t a silly crush, Juvia really and truly LOVES Gray. Because up until then, I didn’t think of Juvia as important, and I thought her feelings for him were just a running gag, that Gray himself would never realize existed, nor would he ever address, let alone reciprocate them. 

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Then, when Gray and Juvia were connected via the sensory link, and things got even more intense, I started to really ask myself why on earth the author would put Juvia through all of this, and even bother to write such a fight, if her love would forever be unrequited.

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And I quickly realized, he wouldn’t…

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Then the fight ended, and it was beautiful, and Juvia saved the day by being all selfless and lovely, and making a friend, and she instantly became my fav character. 

But the THOUGHT of Gray and Juvia eventually becoming canon was one I’ve been sure of since then. And the ANTICIPATION of the JOURNEY that had to happen for Gray to reciprocate Juvia’s love one day, made me beyond excited. And so I shipped them. HARD.

And then later on in the arc Gray came in and saved Juvia from Ultear in the most badass way, and I knew I was right. And that they were perfection.

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But it wasn’t until the GMG arc, where Lyon fell for Juvia, making this hilarious love triangle, that Gruvia became my OTP, because I realized the only reason Mashima would do something like that, was to push along GRAY’S FEELINGS!

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And thus Gruvia has been my OTP ever since. ^-^

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Mario!OPM and it is done! :y

This all started because I wanted the fire flower power to reflect Genos’ incincertors and the star power to reflect Saitama’s invulnerability, but I wanna add on to this. :y

I debated with myself for a while on who should be ‘Mario’ and 'Luigi’, but this final set up felt more appropriate. Sai gets so much flak to the point where he’s considered the second banana, and I wanted to reflect this by making him the 'Weegee’.
Both dudes have all the power and makings of formidable heroes, but often times get shadowed because they don’t have the look, the flare, and the popularity like Genos and Mario do. ;y

Mario Bros © Shigeru Miyamato & Nintendo

Saitama & Genos © ONE & Yusuke Murata

Art © Anjelzjelly129

I made an offering to Aker this morning! Lately I’ve been scrounging up every book/website I could get my hands on in search of information on Aker, so I thought it was only appropriate to set something up for him 😊. There’s not a lot of information about him, but I’ve pieced together a few pages of notes.

I’m also currently making a list of epithets (all UPG because I couldn’t find any) for Aker. I might post a list of some of them, if anyone’s interested.

anonymous asked:

SchoolNewspaperEditorXJock

-Bodhi is the newspaper editor

-It’s not the official school newspaper: he got kicked out of that one for not conforming to their ideas of what is ‘appropriate’ to write about

-so he set up his own one and it’s way more popular pretty much the whole school reads it

-he writes honestly and people love him for that

-other students write articles for it too

-Cassian, the athletic team captain, writes an anonymous article about what it’s like being a closeted LGBT student in the school

-it gets crazy popular and speculation is rampant about who wrote it….only Bodhi knows because he saw Cassian sneak the piece of paper through the slot in his locker

-it becomes a weekly, permanent article

-Bodhi interviews Cassian under the pretence of ‘sports stuff’ and subtly slips him his number

-they start texting and eventually Cassian confesses that he’s the anonymous writer and Bodhi confesses that he knew all along and they kiss and it’s okay

-they write the next article together, un-anonymously and proudly declare that they are now dating

-the paper has never been more popular

“The Years Apart” – LokixReader

Prompt :: Partially inspired by “Guys My Age” by Hey Violet.  You had known the Asgardian princes for hundreds of years before leaving for Midgard, and while Loki maintains affection for you after the three of you reunite via the Avengers, he is hesitant to attempt to court you until an altercation at one of Tony’s parties.

Features :: Asgardian reader, slight AU, the team lives at the Avengers Tower and no one is dead

Warnings :: Cursing, brief unwanted advances

Word Count :: 4382

Additional Notes :: I wasn’t entirely sure where this story was going while writing it, so I’m sorry if it’s a bit jerky plotwise.  

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Can We Talk About Dinsey's Transgender Princess?

There has been as lot of fan discussion about Frozen over the past several months, a movie that has (justifiably) stirred strong feelings on both sides of the spectrum. It’s a movie that deserves to be talked about, balanced as it is between being Disney’s first major animated feature directed by a woman and containing some progressive notions of sisterhood and staggeringly obvious allegories to growing up queer, and the blatantly racist white-washing of history and the problematic comments of its head of animation complaining that women are hard to animate because emotions. I’m glad it’s stirring debate and that the debate raising awareness, and will hopefully lead us to a future with better, more inclusive animated features for everyone.

But why does no one ever talk about the fact that Jasmine is trans?

Disney’s Aladdin came out 22 years ago. It is old enough to drink. And it gave us the first transgender Disney princess, but no one ever talks about her being trans. Why not?

Jasmine is a princess with no ladies in waiting, no handmaidens, no female servants of any kind. In fact, the only servants she has are guards. Male guards. Male guards who are very clearly not intended to be eunuchs. That’s… a bit odd, especially considering her father is obsessed with keeping her isolated and hidden in the palace, and with strictly obeying marriage laws which, we can assume (since three men stand around arguing over who gets to deflower marry her) depend heavily on her remaining a virgin.

But we see later in the movie that the Sultan can change the marriage laws on a whim. This speaks to a man trying to teach his child a lesson about how hard it is being a woman. It speaks to a man trying to convince his daughter not to be a woman.

Jasmine’s only companion besides her creepy male guards and out-of-touch father is her pet tiger, Raja. The princess’s tiger is literally named “Prince.” And her “prince,” which seems large and scary at first glance despite being loveable and fun, keeps driving away male suitors. And what’s one of the first things Jafar decides he needs to do when he wants to sexualize Jasmine? He shrinks her tiger.

And let’s talk about that red outfit Jafar puts her in. Jasmine is one of the few Disney princess to be overtly sexualized. And if there’s one things cis people love to do, it’s sexualize trans women. After all, changing your gender presentation can’t be about seeing the world through more genuine eyes or being a more fulfilled person, like Jasmine talks about wanting in her introduction; it must be about sex. It’s not exactly a trope in Disney movies that the heroine needs to be vamped up when captured; The Horned King doesn’t sexualize Eilonwy, Beast doesn’t put Belle in something more revealing, Malificent doesn’t sexualize Aurora (despite Malificent obviously being gay). Even Disney’s other princesses of color don’t end up getting that kind of egregious treatment, even though white people love to eroticize women of color.

Jasmine hails from one of the most medically- and scientifically-literate cultures in the ancient world. A culture that already had a concept of transgender women, and has transgender priestess of various faiths. So it’s hardly a stretch to believe it isn’t appropriate for a fantastical, Arabian-knights-style setting.

So let’s talk about this. Let’s stop hiding the fact. Maybe it was too taboo to discuss in 1992, but it’s 2014 now and Jasmine is Disney’s first trans princess, and more people need to know.

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Last photoset from Katsucon. There weren’t enough for individual groups but these all stood out in some way. (click for captions)

I surprised myself by not attending any industry guest panels this time around, mainly listening in on the “How to Japan”/”Japan 101″ etc. educational panels. It was so fun meeting so many new UtaPri friends and reconnecting with old ones. I can’t wait to do it again!

If you see yourself, let me know so I can tag you!

Atsushi, Dazai (1L) - @serennyte, @sulkingrain
Tamaki - @glitzparty-cosplay
Kyouya, Mori, Honey, Kaoru - @glitzkrieg@type09cosplay@cosplayerforlife, @capn-pantalones
Jumin - KyuKyu
Asuka - @chiyamabunny

Bryke: That felt a bit forced to me.

Bryke: If it seems out of the blue to you, I think a second viewing of the last two seasons would show that perhaps you were looking at it only through a hetero lens.

anonymous asked:

I don't know if you've gotten one like this, btmut Barry's just a regular CSI, and he takes his super villain fiance to his high school reunion. Maybe bounce Len scaring the crap outta Woodward?

You know, I’ve missed writing Coldflash…

Fic: Face Blind (AO3 Link)
Fandom: Flash
Pairing: Barry Allen/Leonard Snart

Summary: Barry’s just a regular CSI. Totally 100% boring, normal, and standard. 

Except for the fact that he’s dating a supervillain.

(Prompt: Barry’s just a regular CSI, and he takes his super villain fiance to his high school reunion. Maybe Len scaring the crap outta Woodward?)

A/N: Willing to write more in this verse, but have no more ideas. Feel free to toss me additional prompts for it.

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It just sort of happened, okay?

Barry’s a regular guy! He has a Netflix subscription, a part-time ownership agreement with his neighbors over their cat (who goes by the name of Number 2 and who seems to think Barry’s apartment is an extension of his property), an excellent best friend who’s getting married (Iris! Married! How?!), a regular but kick-ass job (CSI, just like on TV except for totally not like that), a standard but not excessive amount of work drama (Singh is getting better about Barry’s punctuality thing, he hopes)…

He’s also kind of face blind.

That last one is particularly relevant. Not to his job as a CSI, mind you, because he can compensate with any number of things and it’s not like he’s a sketch artist or a detective or anything, he analyzes the scenes, not the people.

Just, you know, to…everything else.

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Stuck? Circle Back

Have you ever been writing a story and find yourself coming to a screeching halt because your characters aren’t cooperating? The plot dictates that they be at a certain place, or do a certain thing, or say something specific, and yet you can’t seem to make it work. The dialogue sounds hollow, the interactions feel forced, or you just can’t slog through the scene. 

When you’re stuck like this, here’s a tip: More often than not, the reason the scene is tripping you up is because something went awry earlier in the plot. 

Quite often, the issue is that the characters don’t have good in-universe reasons for doing whatever it is that your plot demands. The scenario hasn’t been set up appropriately, so they are not properly motivated to take the action you need them to. 

You solve this by circling back and fixing that earlier in the story. Go back and look for an opportunity to foreshadow the conflict, or to set up the seeds for the later conflict. You might find that the solution is as simple as adding a scene, changing a few lines of dialogue, or moving events around on the timeline. Relatively simple changes can loosen the block and get you back on the road. 

Just remember: If you’re stuck on a scene, the scene itself may not be the problem. The roots of the trouble may lie several chapters back. If you get stuck, always circle back to find where you took a wrong turn and fix things there. You’ll be surprised at how well things start to flow again when you get back on track. 

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hey guysss!!!!:D :D :D I know sometimes back to school shopping can be overwhelming! So here’s a set I made just showing some pieces  appropriate for school. I made sure I included attire for all climates.

TOPS

Basic T-shirts/Tank Tops-   great to have on days where you are late for school so you can pair it up with jeans,sneakers, and an outerwear(leather jacket,denim shirt,cardigan). They are easy to dress up. 

PATTERN/GRAPHIC T-shirt/Tank Tops- If you want to spice things up  these are great to have. On days when you want to dress up a bit. For instance,floral top,high waist skinnies and ankle booties.

 Long Sleeve-  For the colder weather. Great to layer up with and creates an effortless outfit on days where you don’t feel like dressing up. For example sweater over a plaid shirt layered up and jeans. Easy Peasyy:). 

BOTTOMS

Overalls- Beneficial to have because you can wear it both in the summer and winter. 

ACCESSORIES-  Accessories usually spices up an outfit. It adds a little sparkle to the outfit but do not overdo it. Choose a focal point for instance, a statement necklace or plaid scarf, and tone it down from there. :D 

I did some examples…above. I don’t really want to write a lot . On the other hand I assume it will be of great help! 

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anonymous asked:

Was there a reason why KP announced when and where pippas wedding was going to be? She's a private citizen and I know William and kate go on about their children's privacy. Kind of doesn't make sense to announce a wedding that is private

The location AND date had been known for months. It was not brand new information they released.

Idk I thought it was smart of them. People bitch and complain about them having a bad relationship with the press, but when they take steps to better the relationship, people still complain.

Make no mistake, the press was going to be all over the wedding regardless of William and Kate being ok with it or not. So why not set up or arrange for something appropriate or at least, less intrusive?

Also.. yes Pippa and James, are private citizens, but a wedding is considered a public event.

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When voice acting, the lies don’t start coming out as soon as you start recording.

There’s usually a test period so you can set the gain to appropriate levels and move stuff around so you don’t knock anything over (sometimes there are some pretty exaggerated gestures when voice acting.)

Here’s what they usually sound like.

August 26, 1533: Queen Anne Boleyn Enters Confinement

On August 26th, in 1533, Anne Boleyn entered confinement to prepare for the birth of her child. During Tudor times, women usually would go into confinement, also known as “taking to their chamber,” about four to six weeks before their due date. However, Anne took to her chamber on August 26th, 1533, which was less than 2 weeks before Elizabeth was born. This could have been because Anne miscalculated her due date, or because Elizabeth was born prematurely. She also could have entered confinement later than was normal, in order to show that Elizabeth had not been conceived out of wedlock and therefore, her child would be legitimate.
Historian Eric Ives has suggested that Anne Boleyn realizing that she was pregnant led to her hurried, secret marriage to Henry on January 25th, 1533, as well as Thomas Cranmer’s rapid ascendance to the position of Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Audley’s promotion to Lord Chancellor of England, and the burst of parliamentary drafting. But since the early stages of pregnancy made it difficult to recognize that conception had occurred, this burst of activity may simply have been because the couple were sleeping together and were therefore risking pregnancy.
The ceremony of Anne taking to her chamber took place at Greenwich Palace. Before taking to her chamber, she attended a special mass at the palace’s Chapel Royal. After mass, she was escorted to her great chamber, as were her ladies. Once there, the group was given spiced wine, after which, Anne’s lord chamberlain prayed that God would grant her a safe and easy birth, finishing with a pledge “to the Queen’s good hour”. After this, a procession formed to walk Anne to her chambers. Upon arrival at the Chamber doors, the Chamberlain and other gentlemen stood respectfully aside as Anne retired to her chamber with her ladies. From that moment on, until 30 days after delivering her baby, her chamber would be occupied only by women, an ordinance created by Lady Margaret Beaufort, Henry VIII’s paternal grandmother. She added several rules about how the birthing chamber should be prepared in the 15th-century “Royalle Book.” These rules were intended to ensure a safe delivery and a healthy baby. Lady Margaret Beaufort added the following ordinances in regards to the birthing chamber:
1. It should be carpeted.
2. It should have its walls, ceilings and windows covered with blue arras (also known as tapestries) that had calming and romantic images embroidered on them.
3. One window in the birthing room should be slightly uncovered, in order to let in light and air when needed.
4. It must be furnished with a bed for the Queen, as well as a pallet at the foot of the bed – The Queen would give birth on the pallet, so it was set at a height appropriate for the midwife to do her work. It would also be set up close to the fire and away from cold draughts.
5. The room should have soft, comfortable furnishings of crimson satin with embroidered gold crowns and the Queen’s arms
6. There should be an altar for the Queen and her ladies to use for prayer and worship.
7. The must be a tapestry covered cupboard that would hold the birthing equipment and swaddling bands*.
8. It must have a font* in case of a sickly baby needing to be baptized straight after the birth·
9. Since it was important for the Queen and her baby to be surrounded by symbols of wealth and the Queen’s high status, the room would have a display of gold and silver plate items from the Jewel House.
Since fresh air was thought to be harmful to the mother and her child, the birthing rooms were fastened up against it using tapestries and other window coverings. Candles would be used to light the darkened rooms, and special objects like saint’s relics (there was a girdle said to ease birthing pains, amulets, and certain herbs. The idea was that this womb-like environment would protect the baby from any evil spirits when it came into the world. The birthing chamber would have undoubtedly been stifling, hot, and uncomfortable since fresh air was “harmful”! However, Anne was lucky in the fact that she gave birth to Elizabeth two weeks after entering confinement, instead of the usual four to six weeks, so she could leave that stifling chamber after a month and a half, instead of two to two and a half months!
It was also advised that the woman remove all types of fastenings, knots, rings, buckles, and laces, so that they wouldn’t get in the way and so that they would not restrict her in any way. It was also a symbolic gesture, since their removal was seen as promoting an easier birth. There was a practice of having everyone remove or untie any knots, fastenings, etc., as well as opening doors and windows, if a woman was having an especially difficult birth.
David Starkey describes how the Anne Boleyn’s chambers would have been prepared for the impending birth in his book “Elizabeth”:
“The walls and ceilings were close hung and tented with arras – that is, precious tapestry woven with gold or silver threads – and the floor thickly laid with rich carpets. The arras was left loose at a single window, so that the Queen could order a little light and air to be admitted, though this was generally felt inadvisable. Precautions were taken, too, about the design of the hangings. Figurative tapestry, with human or animal images was ruled out. The fear was that it could trigger fantasies in the Queen’s mind which might lead to the child being deformed. Instead, simple, repetitive patterns were preferred. The Queen’s richly hung and canopied bed was to match or be en-suite with the hangings, as was the pallet or day-bed which stood at its foot. And it was on the pallet, almost certainly that the birth took place.
Carpenters and joiners had first prepared the skeleton by framing up a false ceiling in the chamber. Then the officers of the wardrobe had moved in to nail up and arrange the tapestry, carpets and hangings. At the last minute, gold and silver plate had been brought from the Jewel House. There were cups and bowls to stand on the cupboard and crucifixes, candlesticks and images for the altar. The result was a cross between a chapel and a luxuriously padded cell.”
David Starkey also describes this ritual confinement as “a sort of purdah” and writes of how it “emphasized that childbirth was a purely female mystery.”
Despite how stifling Anne’s chambers would have felt, they were magnificent to behold. Her floors were carpeted, beautiful tapestries lined the chamber walls and ceiling, a special cupboard was built “with three shelves for the queen’s plate to stand upon”, there was a “false roof made in the queen’s chamber for to seal and hang it with cloth of arras”, and while the windows were covered, one was left open or “hanged that she may have light when it pleaseth her.” Chapuys reported that, “the king has taken from his treasures one of the richest and most triumphant beds which was given for the ransom of a duke of Alençon.” There was also a pallet bed next to the first bed that had a crimson canopy hanging over it. The pallet bed was where Anne would actually give birth. And in her presence chambers, a new state bed, which was hung with a lavish ceiler, tester, and counterpane, “all richly embroidered upon crimson velvet”, had been built for her to receive visitors and well-wishers after her delivery. There were also two cradles for the future royal baby waiting in Anne’s chambers, one a “great cradle of estate” that was upholstered in crimson cloth of gold and had an ermine-lined counterpane, and the other a carved wooden cradle painted gold.
Her confinement, while it must have been rather claustrophobic, was a social occasion, with her female relatives and her ladies keeping her company. They would occupy themselves by playing cards, reading, giving Anne emotional support and encouragement, reminiscing over their own experiences giving birth, sing, and discourse on other various topics pleasing to Anne. Once labor began, her ladies would have immediately jumped to action, preparing a caudle for Anne to drink to give her strength during her labor, as well as assisting the midwife in bringing the mother and child safely through the delivery.
One can imagine what an exciting time this was for Henry and Anne, as they eagerly awaited the day that Anne gave birth to the much desired son and heir. And despite the fact that she gave birth to a girl, they did succeed in conceiving one of England’s greatest monarchs.

Sources:
Erickson, C. (1984). Mistress Anne. New York: Summit Books.
Fox, J. (2009). Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford. New York: Ballantine Books.
Ridgway, C. (2012). On This Day in Tudor History. MadeGlobal Publishing.
Starkey, D. (2003). Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII. New York City: HarperCollins Publishers.
Weir, A. (2001). Henry VIII. United States: Random House, Inc.
Weir, A. (n.d.). Six Wives of Henry VIII.

chained-to-the-mirror  asked:

It was great to read your happy exchange with John on here :) How is the search for the appropriate helper going? And the case? I got to pet another dog today - I don't know the breed but he was shorthaired, black/brown and on the small side of medium in size. He was beautiful.

It was wonderful to talk to him last night, both here, and on the phone.  His new phone is quite nice.  We actually ended up having a little video chat.  I miss his face so much when we’re apart.  It’s a very handsome face.

I sent John over some names and he said he would call the ones he thought appropriate and set up interviews, so I imagine he’s been working on that today as I’ve not heard from him very much.  

I’ve been busy, too–with the case.  I had lunch with three of Mr. Cartwright’s colleagues today, and learned a great deal.  I think I may have something definitive, but–I want to be sure, because–well, this is very important and personal to John, on so many levels, and Mrs. Cartwright already seems quite emotionally fragile with all she’s been through, which is quiet understandable in something so sudden and suspicious.  There is no room for mistakes.

I’m happy you got to have another dog encounter.  There must be a great many dog owners where you live.  How fortunate.  I do always appreciate you telling me about them.