this was a labor of love

A person who is a master in the art of living makes little distinction between their work and their play, their labor and their leisure, their mind and their body, their education and their recreation, their love and their religion. They hardly know which is which and simply pursue their vision of excellence and grace, whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing. To them they are always doing both.
—  Zen poet

so, i’ve had a thought about the potential reunion between Flint and Thomas, assuming the show is heading in that direction

i’ve seen people discuss the tragedy that would be James being unrecognizable to Thomas, that the ways in which he has had to change to become Captain Flint have turned him into something Thomas could never come to terms with, he’s not the man he once loved, etc.

what I haven’t seen anyone consider yet though, is that we’re assuming that Thomas is still the same man James fell in love with. after being imprisoned by his father and forced to work in a labor camp for 10 years, I kind of doubt that he would still be the same bright-eyed idealist James remembers.

what worries me is that, after all that time, after the death and destruction Flint has wrought in Thomas’ name, when they finally meet again, neither of them is going to recognize the other; that the true tragedy of this story is that they were both fighting so hard to survive what England did to them that they lost the best parts of themselves in the process.

I don’t need to be rich or have a fancy home. I just want to go to sleep at night knowing my labor had heart, I’ve loved fiercely and lived close enough to the edge that I can see the waves kiss the rocks.
—  Dave Buchanan

But if they were to go there with Thomas being alive, think of the angst and torture!

-Miranda is dead.
-Flint is a murderer.
-Thomas has presumably been living a life of hard labor, having been abandoned by his family and everyone who loved him (because the latter thought he was dead, not out of malice or shame).

Would they even recognize each other? Would Thomas be appalled by James’s war with the world?

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of complications and emotions and repercussions.

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Hey guys! I am so unbelievably happy to announce that my secret project is officially finished! After four solid months of work, Table Fables is complete. 

Now, Table Fables is a labor of love - 84 illustrated pages of item tables and generators to make dungeon masters’ lives a little easier. Inside you’ll find a ton of cool things including but not limited to: a full character generator, a disease generator, a kingdom generator, potion generator, a magic items table, a scavenging table, a curse table, a dream table and a ton of other little fun things!

If you want to check it out on Amazon, click here! It’s a super cheap, fun little book meant to make DnD a little more interesting. Thanks for reading! 

zorilleerrant  asked:

Can you have Cap save baby Magneto?

This actually happened in some of the cartoons! I gasped out loud when I saw it for the first time. (Go to about 10 minutes in for the full scene.) I thought I’d do something a little different, because while I love Erik in the First Class movies, I always wanted a happier ending for him…

The Howling Commandos, as a forward team focused on Hydra, hadn’t liberated many camps; the ones they had were Hydra slave labor camps, where the men were, if not well-fed, then at least not the gaunt, barely-alive prisoners they’d heard about from Red Army soldiers and Allied units. 

This camp was different; at the heart of it was some kind of lab. When Steve battered down the last reinforced door, he found a man holding a gun to the head of a young boy. 

“I’ll kill him,” the man said. Steve didn’t bother with an answer; the shield took the man’s head off before he could threaten the kid again.  

Still, in that second before death, Steve had seen the man’s finger spasm on the trigger, and felt the thickness in the air when the trigger wouldn’t move. He looked at the boy, looked at the body, and had a sense of destiny resettling itself in the world. 

“Was he the camp commander?” he asked the boy, who nodded, huge-eyed. “Commander…Shaw?”

The boy nodded again. He turned and pulled Steve’s now bloody shield out of the concrete wall like it was nothing. Then, with narrowed eyes, he floated it across to him, through the air, without touching it. 

Steve took the shield out of the air, shook off what he could, put it on his back, and said, “Thank you.”

“My pleasure,” the boy said, in trembling English.

“What’s your name, son?”

“Erik Lensherr.”

Steve had seen a lot of things in the war; nothing like this, but there had been signs of strange experiments in Hydra labs. This was comparatively harmless.

“Well, I’ll make you a deal, Erik,” he said. “I won’t tell what I saw here just now, and you help me close this place down. Then we’ll take you to HQ and get you a hot meal. Sound good?”

Erik nodded, then offered, “They knew you were coming. They destroyed all the records.” 

“Doesn’t matter,” Steve said. “Come on.”

In the convoy, bringing the prisoners out of the camp, Steve brought Erik up to the cab of the lead truck, and put him in next to Bucky at the wheel.

“Who’s this?” Bucky asked.

“Erik,” Steve said. “He’s riding with us.”

“Sprichts du English?” Bucky asked. 

“Yes,” Erik replied. “I can speak. English, German, Yiddish, some Russian. Good interpreter. I can work for Allies?” 

“How old are ya?” Bucky asked.

“Sixteen,” Erik said. 

“You are twelve,” Bucky told him.

“I’m just small,” Erik replied.

“Yeah, because you’re twelve,” Bucky insisted. “Well, we’ll make sure the folks handling the refugees take good care of y – “

“No, he’s coming with us,” Steve said. 

“What?” 

“Erik’s coming with us to HQ. We could use an interpreter. And he’s small enough to make a good spy. He’s had enough of camps, ain’t ya, kid?” he asked, and Erik nodded. 

“You wanna join the allies, huh?” Bucky asked.

“I go with Captain America,” Erik announced. 

“Yeah, that’s what I said, and now I know better,” Bucky replied, but he was grinning. “Fine, on your own head be it. Sixteen my ass,” he said to Steve. 

Steve took off his helmet and plopped it onto Erik’s head. “Sorry, got a new sidekick now,” he told Bucky, who laughed. 

Years later, when a magazine asked Erik Lensherr why he agreed to become Captain America after the disappearance of Steve Rogers, he said, “Steve took a terrified twelve-year-old Jewish kid out of a slave labor camp, gave him a helmet, and told him he had power. I believed him. Turns out he was right.” 

ALSO IMAGINE MAGNETO AS CAPTAIN AMERICA WITH THE SHIELD. HOLY CRAP. :D 

I know I sound bitter and I am but I love YOI I do it’s just like

Did it really deserve best animation? 

And like I know the excuse is “But there’s so much movement!” And I know, but MOB Psycho has that too, and it’s fight scenes, which are often, high intensity, high movement, shot at A BILLION different angles and positions and in different styles, is CONSTANTLY and consistently flawless and clean like I could pause at any MP100 scene and there is a 99.99999999% chance it will look good there AREN’T any “Bad MP100 caps” blogs bc it’s nearly impossible to find bad screenshots in Mob Psycho 100. That’s how clean and incredible MP’s animation was. 

That’s why I’m kind of upset that YOI won. MP100 was a labor of love towards an artist who had his OWN SERIES redrawn by another artist so it could be published bc no one thought it would sell if it was his art. Every scene was given so much attention, so much detail, it employed so many different and interesting and creative animation styles, and most importantly, more then anything, it looked GOOD. REALLY rEALLY good at all times, with a unique and fun style that sets it apart from any anime I’ve ever seen. 

Public Service Announcement

For those of you living in the US, particularly in the Midwest,  there is a new and particularly horrible norovirus starting to make the rounds. 

If you get terrible and worsening abdominal pain, don’t be stupid like me and suffer through pain much word than labor for 5 hours before going to the ER where  they have lovely narcotics and antinausea medication. 

Also,  now would be a good time to start an obsessive hand washing regimen. Hand sanitizer is not enough as it is not as effective against viruses, and doesn’t kill e coli, norovirus, or rotovirus.

For all who have been asking me, desperate to know about the future of the show… it’s official! We’re coming back for SEASON 2!

And to be frank, the fans have been wonderful. Thank you for your art, your passion, your theories, your trollsonas, and your genuine love for our little animated series. It has truly made these last few years laboring away in total darkness a worthwhile endeavor, and the reception has far surpassed what any of us expected. While working in secrecy, we could only hope that what we were making, something odd and unique, would be embraced by total strangers in a world that many told us wanted the exact opposite of what we were creating. But you all proved them wrong.

From all of us at Team Trollhunters… thanks.

Filed under “good things come to those who wait.” Peaky Blinders S4 news by way of creator Steven Knight in Deadline — Scripts are the best yet, Tom Hardy is back, and filming starts soon.

“I’m very, very excited because I’m just completing Episode 6 of Series 4, which again I think is the best yet. And I’m loving it and it’s not like work, it’s not like a labor, I love doing it, and the boys are coming back and they’re loving the scripts, and we start shooting in March.” Tom Hardy’s coming back! “Of course. We can’t do it without Alfie." 

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Ava DuVernay’s Documentary ‘13th’ was the Most Important Movie We Saw Last Year

Great documentary. I guess ya’ll already familiar with much of the information but it was compilated and had some really poignant commentary. The presentation took it to a whole new level though and I truly appreciated it for that. 

That’s amazing how “13th” covers ground knowledge and attemps to relate our contemporary issues with the past, which is great, I loved it, despite the fact that the most facts were already known to me: Reagan and Nixon’s racist War On Drugs, private prisons, free inmate labor being utilized by major companies, etc…

This documentary that I think can change some minds or help connect the dots in simple way that may not be apparent to some…

#AvaDuVernay #BlackHistory #BlackGirlMagic

good maybe underrated moments in tst

• sherlock throwing a cookie in his mouth and missing
• sherlock being gay and referencing the musical Oklahoma
• “Mr. Holmes!” *mycroft and sherlock simultaneously* “Yes?”
• TWEETING
• john drawing on a balloon to make it look like himself and even the balloon looks hopelessly in love with sherlock
• sherlock and toby thanks
• the gay power ranger reference
• “I don’t know, you tell me!”
• baby rosamund throwing the rattle in sherlock’s face
• sherlock accepting being rosamund’s godfather for cake
• sherlock having his siri set to a man’s voice…hmmm lmao
• sherlock standing there eating cookies with his coat half off of his body
• the flower !!! behind john’s ear!!!!
• sherlock when mary was going into labor
• sherlock texting in a church..relatable
• the scene when john mouths lestrades name to sherlock is basically just Screaming that theyre married
• “i love acronyms, all the best secret societies have them”
• the elephant on mycroft’s fridge 🐘
• mycroft opening his fridge to find nothing there and closing it
• mycroft claiming to be wikipedia
• sherlocks fake world war 3 deduction that he did just to be dramatic and have fun
• sherlock’s phone not having a case..his heart is so exposed
• john and sherlock ??? together???? in 221b??? sherlock solving crimes and john blogging about it like they do i’m going to cry
• sherlock smashing that thatcher bust 🏳️‍🌈