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Burning Question for Sherlock Fanfic Writers: Effect of s4 on characterization?

Hey y’all. 

I have been thinking about this for quite a while– and what I’d love is to hear from fan writers–some honest opinions, commentary, whatever– about how season four of BBC Sherlock affected your understanding of the characters as you write them. 

Do you see Sherlock as more empathetic? Less? John? How has the last season changed your mental image of the characters? How does that affect your ideas for stories? 

Tagging a few folks, though everybody is welcome to weigh in: 

@silentauroriamthereal, @may-shepard, @sussexbound, @ivyblossom, @pennypaperbrain, @constancecream, @xistentialangst, @plaidadder, and anyone else who wants to join in…

To be honest if you put me in Tony’s position in the MCU I’m telling you now I would have quit that shit so fucking fast?? And I’m generally a really persistent stubborn ass but honestly??? The shit that he goes through, he amount of loss and pain he’s suffered through….if I’d been kicked down to the dirt that many times I would just not get up again. And for him to just…to keep going? Through every day? Every disaster? Every hardship? It’s something only the most powerful superhero could do.

So maybe Cap can lift trucks and Thor can crush a man with his bare arms etc etc whatever blah blah. But son. There ain’t no one as strong as Tony Fucking Stark.

hiii lovelies! a couple of days ago, i reached 1k. i started this blog one month ago today and i never dreamed of ever reaching 1k, much less of reaching it within only a month, and i still kinda can’t believe it to be quite honest. and then yesterday, i reached 1.1k, and now i’m at 1.131k, and i’m pretty much shaking. i’m so incredibly grateful that all you wonderful, kind, lovely people have, for whatever reason, decided you wanted to follow my trash blog, and so i wanted to do my first ever tumblr awards, which i’m hoping as many of you as possible will participate in♥

rules, prizes and categories under the cut!

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anonymous asked:

nice art :3 do you have like process images or something? i remember the wip being different!

Hey, thanks :) Unfortunately I don’t, I just have these ones

I reworked it quite a bit as you can see. To be honest the pictures never turn out like the concept I have in my head ^^’

Guess who’s back?

Yes, we can’t believe it either, but it’s true~

Welcome back our lovely followers, we’ve missed you and we hope you are excited and happy to see us back, because we are looking forward to working on our blog again!

We took quite a big break and, to be completely honest, we didn’t think we would ever even come back. (。T ω T。)

We all had our own things to take care of regarding our personal and academic life and feel like we are at a point where we can take on this hobby again and hopefully make it worthwhile.

As fun as this announcement is to make, we sadly have to say that our dear friend and admin, Admin L, will no longer join us as she is way too busy with her university life, though she will still remain part of this family and we won’t delete her from our page. ♡(。- ω -)

On a side note, me, Admin Moon, and Admin Krümmel, might be busy throughout the following months, so we might need to go on a hiatus or semi-hiatus in the near future, but for the next month or two we will try to post as regularily as possible.

For now all of our requests are open (reactions, scenarios, OT7 asks, drabbles, fake texts/snaps) until we decide to close them again. 

Ships are open for 3 whole days, so you have until Friday the 24th 12AM GMT.

With all that being said, we look forward to seeing your requests and messages in our inbox again and hopefully our family will expand and grow even more!

F I G H T I N G ~ !

PS: We have some new ideas for the future, so please anticipate a lot~

Originally posted by cyyphr

anonymous asked:

could you do boyfriend headcannons for mitsuru please?

heres a friend and a boi 😘

-“oh my God. you TOTALLY like me.”
-loud smoochy noises at everywhere on your body because he genuinely thinks its cute
-“babe, i got a cat” “thats hajimes cat, put him back” “no wait honest we can take it home i promi”
-draws hearts on you with permanent marker
-if your quite a bit shorter than him hell probably deny you kisses for the fun of it
-he’ll totally smother you in smooches later tho
-“WOW my s/o is so hot i bet everyone is jealous” “mitsuru,” “gorgeous”

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                                ❝ —WE NEED TO TALK—❞

❝ You strike me as someone who’s seen quite a lot. But in my honest opinion I doubt this’ll work like you thought. There’s something specific I need you to do if you’re up to the task. (Which you don’t seem to be from the way that you’re still staring back with no change of expression)  ❞ 

                ❝ —BUT HEY YOU CAN GIVE IT A SHOT—❞

I’ve seen how people work, I’ve watched them all these years. They are not driven by ambition, All their motors run on fear. Each one afraid of aging, dying, Being lonely, getting caught. They’re terrified of moving on, but scared of staying here.  ❞

                      ❝ —STILL I DID NOT BAT AN EYE—❞

❝ They left me at night in the heart of the forest, the air full of noises, the creatures that eat us just feet from my face, as their wild cries sounded, and darkness surrounded. ❞

                         Ind. Sel. Priv. Horror based / Oriented Blogs
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masterswordkeychain  asked:

For the ihe route, what would be Alex's reputation around school? I mean I know you said he's seen as kind of a cynic, but is he well liked anyway? Well hated? Just well known in general?

thank you… so much for asking this his route is all i wanna talk about rn

so essentially he’s pretty well known, and you either love him or you hate him. there are a bunch of people who absolutely despise him because they can’t seem to separate his opinions in the paper from him in real life, and he says honest ( slightly negative ) things about stuff they like.

on the other hand, people praise him for being honest and hilarious as he is so. he’s got loyal followers of his paper and reviews and he’s quoted quite a bit. they send him requests and such !! the best part of this is first years that think they’re hilarious asking him to write a paper on mars bars and then walking up to him in the caf and being all casual like ‘if you hate everything… does that mean you hate yourself?’ it’s a sort of initiation

anonymous asked:

I just want to thank you so incredibly much for being supportive, informative, and helpful when sharing you expirence of transitioning away from veganism. For the longest time I felt so much pressure to stick with it even tho I felt like I wasn't thriving. It just seemed like every source/person following it said it works for everyone & there's no reason to quit. You were so real & open about what you went through, & I want to say thanks! I'm now vegetarian and I feel so much better & happier :)

Hi beautiful! One day soon I will make a more detailed post about the whole thing for me, as many people have asked me to…because I feel it will help take the pressure off a lot of people who are thinking similar things. I appreciate all of the love and support I have received about it…seriously…I was so nervous to be honest and open about it and it took me a while to finally say it. I love you and am smiling at your message…it means the absolute world to me :) And I am so happy for you!

1,000 followers!

That’s a pretty big milestone to me, so thank you all who are showing interest in this page. I know I could update ALOT more (and I’ll try) but between work, D&D and to be honest quite a bit of financial troubles, it has been difficult. Thank you all so much, hopefully you all are able to actually benefit from these characters and ideas.

I’m considering expanding beyond characters and posting my own items and maybe eventually a hand-made race/class/archetype or two. If it’s something any of you are particularly interested in, let me know.

Again, thank you. It’s amazing to me that this many people hold even some interest in what I’m doing. It means alot.

Okay, I fully understand everyone’s excitement over the ring-exchange and engagement, but please don’t mock or dismiss Yuuri calling it a “lucky charm”. 

Not only were those his honest and sincere feelings, but omamori are more than mere “lucky charms”, they’re a huge part of Japanese culture, and Japanese religion, with very profound meaning, so mocking that is actually incredibly rude, and highly culturally insensitive.

Traditionally, Japanese omamori look like this

and can be bought at most shrines and temples in Japan. I’d actually say they’re closer to “prayers” than “lucky charms”, really, in their intent, though that doesn’t quite fit, either. But when you know that the most common omamori are for things like safety in traffic, doing well in school, having romantic encounters, and fertility/safely born children (used both by couples who want kids, and expecting mothers hoping for no complications with their pregnancy), you probably see what I mean.

The word omamori translates roughly to protector/protection/protective charm, and are based on the animistic Shinto world view. The ones you get at shrines are part supplication that the enshrined deity will bless and protect you, and part a… hmm, almost a signal beacon? so said deity can find you, to know that you’re someone under their protection. And also part comfort for the carrier, that they’re not alone, that they’ve got someone on their side. 

But it’s not just “official” deities that are considered to have protective powers. Your ancestors are also seen sort of as guardian spirits protecting their family line (common theme in East Asian religions - Mulan, anyone? - at least, and I think also in all animistic religions, though that’s not my area of expertise), and even such ambiguous things as strong emotions are seen to have protective and blessing properties, especially love and affection.

For this reason, a lot of people will use mementos or objects of sentimental value as omamori. Either because it reminds them of a particular person or situation or emotion, or because they see some kind of link between that particular object and whatever they seek blessings for/protection against.

The important part for Yuuri, and why he bought that ring, is less that it’s a wedding ring, and more that it’s a gold ring. Yes, emphasis on both gold and ring.

The gold part is obvious, because the blessing he wants is help in getting a gold medal. It’s a resonance/like-brings-like thing.

The ring part is more obscure, but I’ll try to explain it.

One of the most basic and important parts of Japanese culture and society is the idea of 縁 (en). If you look it up in a Japanese-English dictionary, you get words like fate, destiny, chance, a relationship, a connection, a bond, an affinity, and while those are all ways to translate the word, depending on context, they don’t really explain the concept. En is the meeting of two or more things/beings that leaves a lasting connection or bond.

You might say you don’t have en with money to indicate that you can never seem to amass any wealth. It’s less you’ve got no luck with money, but more that you and money were never meant to be. You might earn it, but it still doesn’t stick around, somehow. An omamori for romance is called an enmusubi, or a “tier of en/bonds”, in this case referring to interpersonal relationships.

If you’re saying goodbye to someone you don’t know whether you’ll ever see again, you might express a wish that you’ll have en, and be able to meet again.

Now, I’ve mentioned in previous posts that the Japanese love homonyms and word associations. This is even more true for en, because it’s so important to them. Like in the example of a farewell, you might give someone a five yen coin, because five yen is go-en (五円), and when speaking of en with an honorific, that’s also go-en (ご縁). It’s a physical manifestation of your wish to have en with them. This is also why five yen coins are generally considered the best coins to give as offerings when you pray for something, despite their low value, because it indicates a hope for en with your wish.

Okay, getting to the point now: Another homonym (well, technically the same one, but different usage) for en is the word for circle or round. And because that’s basically what a ring is, rings are often used as a metaphor for, or an expression of a wish for en. So rings generally have a more profound level of meaning in Japanese.

It’s a gold ring because Yuuri wishes to have en with gold medals. He gives it to Victor because he wishes to have en with him.

He spent the whole day looking for something. He said he’d desperately wanted an omamori for a long time. He’s embarrassed, because yes, it’s a goddamn wedding ring, and he’s very aware of that, and giving rings to someone, period, is not something a Japanese person does lightly. It’s a very meaningful act, and this omamori is very important to Yuuri, so going “lol, lucky charm, yeah right” is incredibly disrespectful.

The Signs Loving Somebody
  • *Check Sun and Moon Sign*
  • Aries: excitement, restlessness, caring, delicate, a truthful kind of love
  • Taurus: communicative, smiley, wants to connect, so thoughtful, a sweet kind of love
  • Gemini: forward, honest, endearing, can be quite nervous, intuitive, a unspoken kind of love
  • Cancer: emotional, affectionate, kind, hilarious, always has heart eyes, a once in a life time kind of love
  • Leo: passionate, supportive, sometimes mixed signals, positive, a lasting kind of love
  • Virgo: sincere, hesitant, soft, often goofy, an "I'm here for all of you" kind of love
  • Libra: affectionate, pure, harmonizing, proud, 'a meant to be' kind of love
  • Scorpio: beautiful, emotional, deep, sometimes tense, wild, an unforgettable kind of love
  • Sagittarius: full speed, committed, generous, unstoppable, an intense kind of love
  • Capricorn: stubborn, faithful, intimate, slow, a forever kind of love
  • Aquarius: sexy, earnest, confident, clingy, a daydream kind of love
  • Pisces: heart stopping, romantic, shy, devoted, a soulmate kind of love
If you are somebody that’s making fun of your problems with depressing jokes that’s a really good thing. It shows that firstly you acknowledge issues and you’re not too proud and you’re willing to talk about things, which is good, and that you accept them and that you don’t take life too seriously and you’re not judging yourself too harshly. I think people that ironically joke about things and themselves and whatever, they are the kind of people who are quite honest with themselves and that’s a good thing.
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@danisnotonfire during his live show on the 10th of January 2017

Quotes from Dan (23/?)

Honestly, my admiration for Dan grows every time he does a live show.

life is a trip and the road map leads you.

for @clara-gently

Yuri on Ice 2017/02/11 all night event report

I’m back from the event and I’ll write a report before going to sleep, mostly because I’m sure I will not be able to decipher my scribbles when I wake up… It’s not the full talk show since you can’t record it and also I couldn’t possibly write down everything, but I tried to take note of most things, especially stuff that has never been mentioned elsewhere. In the end it became quite long so I guess I was able to get most of the stuff down…

Needless to say it’s my notes, so other people might write about parts I omitted, etc. To be honest quite a few of the things they said especially in the beginning, like what the seiyuu think about their characters, is something I’ve read so many times in interviews that I could almost answer in their place, lol… I was a bit disappointed that one of the questions that was answered is the one about Chris’ mysterious acquaintance, because actually Kubo answered that in Pash already (it’s in the Q&A part I’ll be translating later), and I hoped they would feature questions about stuff that hasn’t been explained yet. Well I guess not everybody reads interviews, but still…

Due to the format of the report you can find my comments here and there, mostly in brackets.
Under the cut because it’s long.

I forgot to mention something important: the ones participating in the talk show were Mitsurou Kubo, Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Yuuri), Junichi Suwabe (Victor), Kouki Uchiyama (Yurio).

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Fairy Tail 522-523 Gray and Gruvia Thoughts (Spoilers)

I debated whether or not to post my thoughts since I’m super tired. But since it’s quite a hard chapter for Gruvia shippers I decided to add my small cents. 

When I read the chapter I was pissed then very sad because I remember Gray promising Juvia an answer after the war, thus giving her and us hope, while knowing what his trump card was. This can easily be taken as a screw you to be honest. And that he never really was going to offer Juvia a future. I re-read these chapters tons of times and even went to read 453 again to find some solace. Why? Because Gray was shown genuinely happy when he was thanking Juvia. When he asked her to let him focus. There is no way Gray was leading a woman, who he knows loves him so much, to just be a jerk. Nope, that is not who Gray Fullbuster is. So then what the hell happened?

This happened:

Yup, this is true. He tried to kill his friends, both Juvia and Natsu. He also injured Erza when she tried to stop them. And if you’re questioning how this trauma has affected him well here you go:

He feels he has lost the right to be part of his family. For so long he has had the weight of those who sacrificed for him. He has felt unworthy and even tried to kill himself. But he decided against it for his loved ones. But this time he was the one causing the hurt. He was so pissed that he was willing to kill Natsu. He hurt Juvia physically even if it was against his will. It was his body, his mind that was controlled. And in his mind he thinks he doesn’t deserve to be with them and maybe even loved/cared for.  So what can he offer instead of the pain he feels his existence causes? Well he thinks its peace and for Natsu, his best friend, a chance to live:

If you look at his expression he is content because he truly believes what he is doing is for the best to protect his friends. This time he was going to go through with it because he found a way to save everybody while sparing the pain his sacrifice would cause. He loves his friends so much and seeing how he hurt them was the final straw:

Poor Gray, not so long ago he was telling Lyon how far he has grown to only be slapped with reality when tested. Gray might have beat Invel’s ass but the winner was Invel if you think about it. He messed with his mind enough to break him by going after two of his most precious people: Juvia and Natsu.

Back to 453, I think when Gray promised Juvia his answer he meant it. Yes he knew of his trump card but it was more of a last resort he didn’t think he had to use.  Here is the crunchyroll translation:

He says he has a secret plan. It could be his trump card or not.  Then he adds both Zeref and END. It seems to me he wanted to fight two enemies not just one. Unless his plan was to get them both in the same location to perform iced shell don’t know how he would have gone after the other if he was non-existent. Another interesting thing is Gray was set on destroying/killing not sealing. And as Zeref stated he wasn’t going to kill him; only temporary stop him. Another thing to consider, he was with Juvia up till the battle with Invel. Do you honestly think he would have kept/let Juvia by his side to watch him end his life. Nope, he isn’t cruel.

Again this seems more like Gray’s desperate measure to protect thanks to what he has gone through during the war. This wasn’t plan A. Just like Juvia who learned blood make. She learned it in case something were to happen to Gray. It was a last resort for her as this iced shell was for him:

This chapter tells me Gray is still in need of help. He needed Natsu punching and begging him to live. He needs someone to love him more than he does himself. But more importantly he needs someone to help him forgive himself. This is where Juvia will come in. She will be his rock just like when he cried on her. In case you haven’t noticed Juvia wasn’t anywhere near. Coincidence? Hecks no! Mashima purposely left her out for a reason. Gray could never hurt Juvia so for this angst to happen she needed to be out of the picture.  I doubt we’ll get Gruvia anytime soon but when we do it will be emotional.