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Blue Sleep

Chapter 1
Pages 1 to 45 to 89 to 11

Chapter 2
Chapter Cover and pages 12 to 14

Blue Sleep is a comic where I intended (still intend to) to rely heavily on visuals rather than narration (in contrast Broken Bonds is heavy with narrations).  Its first act is primarily an Undyne/Papryus story.  In a way you can say this is a “big sister Undyne” story, even though she doesn’t make an appearance until Chapter 2.  

There is an obvious art shift in Chapter 2.  It kinda fits the theme of the story but it wasn’t intentional.  It was just me getting used to drawing these characters on a regular basis and getting a better understanding of Clip Studio.  

Yes, I am a one trick pony when it comes to Understale stories.  I love these two.  I love playing with their brotherly dynamic.  I seem to have penchant for missing people stories (to my surprise) I love hurt/comfort.   And more over, I love putting UT Papyrus in “hero of the story” roles.  

ANYWAYS, yes I do intend to continue this comic and more likely, I will be posting the pages from my old tumblr in groups of 4 or 5, including new pages.  The way the story is composed I think it just works better than the one page per update.   

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Lazy Gal’s Guide on How to Create New Study Habits;

1. Have the proper mindset

Positive is what we aim to be but for some people this isn’t a natural trait, especially if you’ve been so behind due to so many bad habits- this can take a toll on your self esteem.You have to make the commitment to change, and then you have to reinforce this DAILY or as much as needed. Choose a mantra and declare that to yourself whenever you feel like you’re slipping back into your old ways. My personal favorite is “You don’t get what you wish for, you get what you work for.” Create a list explaining why you are studying and post this somewhere you can see all the time. It’s not going to be easy, and you will have to bully yourself to get the job done, it’s especially hardest at first, which brings me to my second point…

2. Make super, super easy to achieve goals

emphasis on “super” the trick is to just to get started. If you create a goal like I’m gonna study everyday for this whole year- you won’t. I go by this simple rule, that anyone can do. I challenge myself to do it for 1 day, and I make it minimal. Say, study for 1 hour for 1 day. Yes, that attainable. Of course you can do that. The next step is to challenge yourself SLOWLY. Double that and make it for 2 days, then 4, 6, 8, so on. Keep reaching out a little further everyday, but you gotta be…

3. Be very specific

Do not make vague goals like “I’m going to study everyday starting today.” We already covered this, you won’t. You’ll end up failing and harming your self esteem. The trick is to be as specific as possible. Say, I’m going to “Study for 30 minutes daily for 10 days.” or “Study 20 flash cards daily for 8 days.” or “Study at least 5 pages of my Science book daily for 4 days.” Define it to the last detail.

4. Do it as early as possible but be flexible

Go by the belief, “Work hard, then Play hard.” Make yourself earn that “Play” and don’t succumb to distractions like tumblr, video game, facebook, or watching funny videos on the internet. Yes, reading study guides is considered procrastination if it’s taking up useful time that you should be using to study. Challenge yourself to study around 9 AM or earlier if you can, and if you can’t, have a win attitude to not sleep until the job for the day is done. Which brings me to an important factor…

5. Work when you work

Do not half ass studying. Study time is for studying ONLY, not studying and watching a movie or texting or tumblr. Turn it all off. Turn the gadgets off or put it in airplane mode, go to a room where there is no people and distractions like TV or loud noise. Work time is purely for work.And when’s all said and done don’t forget to…

5. Reward Yourself

Yes, life shouldn’t be all work, work, work. Reward yourself with something proportional to the work you finished. If you did a ten day streak, reward yourself with a yummy treat or a tv series marathon. Whatever it is that truly makes you happy. Just don’t make the mistake of rewarding yourself before you accomplish anything. The reward comes after. No work, no reward.

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Both Amadeus and Madeline use their brains in Totally Awesome Hulk #1.MU

We have two stories by Marvel newcomers. Brian Edward Hill teams up Amadeus with White Fox to save North Korea from a monster. There is some mild flirting, some cool action…and then a plot twist comes. And I have to say, this is a clever twist – the story played it this way that it managed to get me tricked as well, so the reveal was a pleasant surprise.

The second story, by Leah Williams (who you might know on tumblr as @handaxe ), focuses on Maddy. It’s a backup story, so it’s pretty simple and straightforward. But gives a nice look at Maddy and shows her as both very competent and logical and also emotional and excitable at the same time. In many ways she reminds me here of younger Amadeus back from Incredible Hercules days and reminding me of that book is a big plus for me. As a cherry on top, we get a new take on Lady Hellbender, showing her as more serious and caring for the monsters, than I remember her from her aberrance under Pak. I like it, it gives more layers and nuance to the character.

I really hope this book will start of two great careers in Marvel for both of those writers. So, guys, if you have some money and haven’t bought this book already, maybe consider buying it? It’s standalone and is pretty good, you won’t regret it.

What is Simblreen?

Are you familiar with Halloween? And what about trick or treating?
Simblreen is basically a trick or treat event for Simblrs here on tumblr! We use the messaging system to go on a trick or treat hunt.

Simblreen was established by the lovely @halloweenscones and ever since a lot of Simmers are looking forward to it every year.
The trick or treat event usually takes place the weekend before Halloween. After that everyone enjoys the treats and tricks they collected, celebrate it by playing The Sims and share pictures of all the spooky (and lovely) things they got until the day of Halloween!

The treats consist of things of all kind.
You can create Custom Content? Awesome! Go ahead and make something to give it out to the trick or treaters!
You have no clue how to create your own CC? Don’t worry! There is always something you can make! Like Sims, houses, community lots.
You are a storyteller? Go and write a little something for the event!
You can even come up with things like playlists, lookbooks, just a screenshot of your favorite Sim dressed up for Halloween, a recipe for a simlish dish, etc!
Be creative!

Don’t feel like giving out treats and tricks?
That’s fine! Just go and have fun trick or treating! You don’t have to feel guilty when you don’t have anything to share. It’s totally okay! Simblreen would be nothing without a lot of trick or treaters!

And how exactly does it work you ask yourself now?
Go ahead and take a look at the Visual Guide.

Hey!

I don’t know if any of you actually wanna know any of this stuff but it’s kinda a fun way to announce my return to tumblr.

Harry Potter: Tell us about a scar on your body

Hermione Granger: What is your favorite book, how many times have you read it, and why do you love it?

Ron Weasley: Something you’re afraid of?

Luna Lovegood: One thing that makes you different from everyone else.

Fred Weasley: Can you do any magic tricks? What is the best one you can do? If you can’t do any, what’s the best one you’ve seen?

George Weasley: What is the best prank you’ve ever played on someone?

Neville Longbottom: Tell us an embarrassing story.

Narcissa Malfoy: Do you have a good relationship with your family? Who are you closest to?

Voldemort: If you were to create a Horcrux(s), what would it be and why?

Bellatrix Lestrange: Have you ever loved someone who could never love you back?

Ginny Weasley: Have you ever been in love with an unexpected person?

Hedwig: If you went to Hogwarts, what kind of pet would you bring? (ex: cat, owl, rat, frog)

Draco Malfoy: Is it better to be feared or to be loved?

Rubeus Hagrid: What is your favorite mystical creature?

Dolores Umbridge: Make a list of rules that your family (or whoever you choose) would have to follow if you made the rules.

Lucius Malfoy: What is your most prized possession?

Molly Weasley: What is the proudest moment of your life?

Dobby: Who are you most loyal to?

Sirius Black: Have you ever been accused of doing something you didn’t do?

Argus Filch: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Dudley Dursley: How many presents do you usually receive on your birthday?

Peter Pettigrew: Are you a leader or a follower?

Cedric Diggory: Have you ever had a near death experience?

Albus Dumbledore: What is the greatest obstacle you have ever overcome in your life?

Minerva McGonagall: What is your favorite spell?

Severus Snape: Are you a trustworthy person?

Remus Lupin: If you transform into any one animal or creature, which one would it be?

Uncle Vernon: What is your favorite day of the week?

Mad Eye Moody: Who is the bravest person you know?

Arthur Weasley: What do you think is the best “muggle” invention?

Professor Sprout: What is your favourite class that is offered at Hogwarts?

Nymphadora Tonks: If you could change one thing about your appearance what would it be?

Moaning Myrtle: What is something that always makes you cry?

James Potter: Would you risk your life to save someone you truly love?

Lily Potter: What color eyes do you have?

Professor Trelawney: Have you ever dreamt something was going to happen and then it happened?

Mr. Ollivander: What would your wand look like?

Lavender Brown: Who is the last person who texted and have you ever had a crush on them?

Cho Chang: If you were on the Quidditch team, what position would you play?

Aunt Petunia: What is your favorite flower?

Send me a name

anonymous asked:

Do you have some Valdangelo(Leo x Nico) AU headcanons? Or Valdangelo friendship headcanons?

Sure thing! Most of the ones I came up with are pretty general, so you can see it in different ways. 

  • Nico still won’t always recognise that Leo isn’t actually dead. Whenever he ignores Leo, he tells him ‘you’re dead to me’. 
  • Nico likes hanging out in the workshop with Leo. He usually just sits in the shadows in the corner watching him as he works though, but Leo’s joking ebbs away as he works, until they are able to have actual conversations without Nico being ‘annoyed’ by him.
  • One time, when Leo wanted to ‘brighten Nico’s day’, he accidentally set Nico’s jacket on fire. It was a while before Nico was able to forgive him and he was only able to when he got him a new one. 
  • In one of their more intimate moments, they promised each other that, when they wanted to run away again (as Nico from CHB and Leo from foster homes had done before) they would run away together, so neither one had to feel alone.
  • Leo and Nico like to make fun of Mr. D, but because they do it in such an open, joking matter that the wine god barely realises he’s being disrespected. 
  • They’re the only ones of the seven to have a tumblr account, so they have a lot of inside jokes and memes that no one understands.
  • One day on the Argo, Piper walked in on them in the kitchen, Leo playing the trombone, while Nico was slamming the oven door. 
  • Once Leo got to know the looser, happier Nico di Angelo, he grew less intimidated by him and he praised him on his pranking / tricking skills. 
  • “Turns out I wasn’t the most flaming one of us on the Argo after all.” 
  • Nico punched him. 

I am drained and my brains turned to mush! Please add on if you come up with more of these! 

- Marge

🎃 Hello dear Simblrs 🎃

Here is the 2016 schedule:

    1.  Late September and early October - Spread the word event where everyone talks up Simblreen
    2.  Simblreen Weekend! Time to Trick ‘r’ Treat!

  • Friday, October 28th,
  • Saturday, October 29th,
  • and Sunday, October 30th

    3.  “Officially” scheduled playing The Sims time (October 28th - October 31st)

October 31st - HALLOWEEN 🎃 🎃 🎃 Also, last chance gifting for those who didn’t have the time.

What is Simblreen?

Simblreen is basically a trick or treat event for Simblrs here on tumblr! We use the messaging system to go on a trick or treat hunt. Read more about it here.

2016 Visual Guide

To have a look at the updated visual guide for Simblreen, go right here.

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New bunch of backgrounds from our Annecy short #Ripaille. These ones were done with @mariposa-nocturna who did the main job. I adjusted a bit the lights and put everything in the overall style of the film.

For those who still wondering about the style, we played with perspective rules to get that medieval feel (where everything was flat). But we also wanted to understand the space and distance where the characters evolve, so it’s a mix between many tricks and techniques that leaded us to this graphic results.

And in bonus, I put the environment style sheet I made for @mariposa-nocturna who did backgrounds too.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any recommendations on tutorials for learning how to code themes? I'm really interested in it, but I don't know where to start and all your themes are so pretty.

thanks so much! i answered something similar to this HERE which includes a link to my base code. but here is a list of things that i’d recommend using if you’re interested in learning how to code:

codeschool — offers html & javascript codes with tutorials, in depth articles explaining how it works, etc.  

css-tricks — i use this often, it’s essentially a website to help with any fancy css tricks like link underlines on hover (not the standard, but more fancier), tutorials on specializing popups & many more things. just take a scroll through it.

w3schools — they have a sidebar full of tutorials & tricks for html/css that i find very helpful. their page offers tables with a description for what each variable means & when to use it.

htmlcodetutorial — this has a cheat sheet for html coding. on tumblr, it’s a little different but once you play around with a base code it should be pretty easy to figure out what goes where.

simplehmtlguide — again, this is just another guide/cheat sheet site to better your knowledge.

hope this helped! i’m more than happy to give you some sites that have easy html/css tricks as well to spice up your theme.

Study Tips: Apps

These are some of my favourite studying apps 

>> FocusTimer is an app which prevents you to get distracted by your phone and helps to focus on different tasks. When you open this app and then turn the phone upside down while studying/working, a timer will start and then if you take up your phone it will stop, showing the time you’ve been studying. Also, you can set weekly/daily goals. 

>> Quizlet: you can create your own study sets of flashcards or take them from other users and then “play” in the classic cards version - question/answer - as well as using your material in other games. It’s the most useful app I’ve ever had on my phone, really…except for Tumblr. 

LINK TO –> MY STUDY TIPS

A headcanon.

Hi. I’m new to tumblr. I really don’t know how it works. But Harry Potter, I’m a huge fan of. So I wrote this teensy headcanon. I wanted to share it. So here goes..

Draco thought that Harry Potter would be awesome to hang out with ever since he met him. He liked Harry’s friends.. but was too proud to admit it. He especially liked the twins..the way they used to fool around fascinated him, even if they played tricks on him. When Fred died, Draco was beyond shocked. he had thought it was impossible to separate the twins. A year after the battle, he decided to visit George. He went inside his shop and asked for George…when he saw George, he wasn’t able to recognize him. The playful grin was gone, instead he had a pained expression on his face and was looking at a mirror. Draco couldn’t bring himself to face him. He turned and left the shop..

I hope you like it. I’ll write a few more and if you like this one I’ll send those to you too. Have a nice day :)

Things that Go Bump (1/1)

Author’s Note: Happy Birthday to Carrie @amagicalship, who I hope has recovered from her bout with a yucky cold. I know you had a great birthday, and I hope this makes it even better. You make this whole tumblr experience happier for all of us with your kindness, beautiful writing and gorgeous blog. Thank you forever for giving me moral support and off-the-charts great betaing behind the scenes. Speaking of which, thanks to @lenfaz and @kat2609 for betaing this for me.

Rated: M (graphic smut, for my smut queen Carrie)

Summary: Strange things are afoot at the Swan household. Family and friends help Emma prepare for a wickedly fun evening, while she and her pirate go all-in on their criminally sexy joint Halloween costumes. However, she comes to learn that playing tricks on a pirate always has consequences.

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In the dimly lit room it was hard to tell if the ropes were tight enough.

Emma stared at the device hanging from the ceiling - set to fall on the next hapless victim - and wondered if it needed an adjustment. Without thinking, she lifted her hand to fasten down a rope with magic, felt the rush of energy flow to her fingertips…but decided against it. She needed to feel like she could do this on her own.

Just as she was putting the step-stool away, the front door opened and closed softly, and a familiar footfall sounded in her foyer. She stepped back into the shadows to see how well the contraption worked.

As Killian stepped into the kitchen, she held her breath.

Nothing.

“Am I to believe, Swan, that the residents of Storybrooke – some of whom have battled ogres and all of whom have been placed under spells – wish to mill about in these,” he waved his hook at the ceiling, “houses of horror, so they can be frightened by friends dressed as monsters and warlocks?”

“That’s about right,” she said stepping out of the shadows, irritated that the giant paper mache hand hadn’t dropped. She knelt down to move aside the padding on the floor that hid the release mechanism.

“For amusement?”

“Yes,” she smiled as he kissed the top of her head.

“I’ll never understand this realm.”

She reached up to grasp his hand and he squeezed once before walking off. In the wake of all that had come to pass, she had been left with a constant need to touch him…to make sure he was still there.

Emma glanced across the room to watch Killian - in his dark blue peacoat and jeans - place a bag of groceries on the counter (and perhaps stared a bit harder than necessary as he bent down to put away the bread).

More often than not these days, she simply forgot who he had been and where he had come from. But as he made his way through the old Victorian, thumbing rubber spiders and pushing aside wispy black drapes to look behind, she was struck by how much he still had to discover about this world.

He hung up his coat next to the cellar door, which was most definitely not going to be a part of the Storybrooke Haunted House Tour. Nobody needed to see the dark underbelly of her white picket house, given everything that went down…down there. As it was, she was still worried that half the town wouldn’t show up to her house. The former Dark One and all. It had been over a month and she was still waiting for the dwarves to come by and help rehab the basement into something not resembling a dungeon, but no one was returning her calls.

It was irritating beyond belief to get Happy’s voicemail yesterday for the tenth time - Off to work I go, leave a message and I’ll gladly call you back. - and given the look she got from him at breakfast (not happy at all) she was starting to think it was possible that the curse word she uttered into the receiver upon hearing the message was spoken after the beep.

Killian had moved into the living room.

Feeling playful, she edged around the corner of the wall and waited until she heard the creak of the hardwood on the other side of the dark fabric suspended in the doorway. As soon as she saw his hook push through, she pounced.

“Boo!”

“OI! What do you think you’re doing?!?”

“So, the great Captain Hook can be scared.”

“I was not scared. I was caught off guard.” He reached a finger up to scratch his ear, and avoided her gaze.

“Is that so?” She nudged him with her thigh, a gleam in her eye. “You haven’t forgotten I can tell when someone is lying to me.”

“You’ve got quite the dangerous sense of humor.”

“What do you mean?”

“I mean,” he took hold of her by the waist and hoisted her over his shoulder, “you can’t ambush a pirate and not expect to pay the price.”

She giggled as he hauled her towards the stairs, but they were stopped by the ring of the doorbell behind them. “Killian! Oh! You have to put me down, that’s Henry at the front door. I forgot he was stopping by.”

He flipped her down and set her gently on her feet, leaning forward to whisper into her ear. “This isn’t over, love. I’ll get you back for trying to frighten me…later.”

“I’ve defeated dragons and witches and darkness, Killian Jones. It’s going to take a lot of effort to scare me,” she goaded.

With his hand outstretched for the front door handle, he turned to face her – eyebrow peaked over a piercing blue gaze and his tongue tracing his upper teeth dangerously – before opening the door, “Henry, me boy! Come on in.”

Emma quickly replaced her look of gape-mouthed longing with a plastered-on smile to greet her son.

She’d have said hi, but first she needed to remember how to breathe again.

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May I have a moment of your time to introduce my work?Good!

So, I play with reflections and capture them.

It all started accidently, when I found this little mirror in my grandma’s drawer after she passed away. The simple idea to use it to take pictures stroke me. From then on I’m taking this mirror everywhere I go. Just love playing with the reflections and can only hope that you’ll enjoy it too.

The process is always pleasantly surprising. Before the shot, I think of an idea I might want to capture. Then I turn the mirror and find there something which I didn’t foresee and totally didn’t expect.

Nothing is set. All just a trick of a mirror twist. 

Hope you’ll like it,)

My tumblr: http://methereflectionist.tumblr.com/

My IG account https://instagram.com/the_reflectionist/

A Lesson In Time Feat. Kendrick Lamar

Act 1
Good Kid

All at once, you realize the actual circumstance of your childhood. You put enough distance between you and anything and you’ll see its shape. We look up and there are the stars, these beautiful gods that we learn are already dead. We look back and there is our past, this beautiful home movie that when we re-watch, see the wires and the special effects.

Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album, Good Kid M.A.A.D. City tells the story of one summer in his adolescence. One of the standout elements of this album is that you can hear the shutter of the film; this is a movie that Kendrick is directing and you get why they say hindsight is 20/20.

Act 2
The Butterfly

There is no imitation
when it comes to life or art.
We create it.

Nothing in life is art
until we make it that way.

This conscious decision to elevate
the daily tribulations into a mural
is what makes us unique; this ability
of stepping away from the dead thing
in behind us and harvest the light.

Act 3
Maadness

Every story I tell as a funny anecdote I know for a fact
was not funny when it was actually happening. In the

moment, it is complete chaos. You cannot control the
course, time pummels you like a downward river

and if when make it to the end of the shore, you
decide you are on a beach or you were spat out.

You can’t step back in water, you are always fighting
to sink, swim, breathe, drown, float, live, swim, breathe.

How do we expect to be so calm when life rips us from
dry land and tells us that today is when we are taught

the depth and ferocity that she has. We swallow salt water
and when we survive, we spit tales like good sea captains.

Act 4
Metamorphosis

Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, To Pimp A Butterfly, has been met with mixed reviews. Though lauded as a colossal musical effort, the message behind it is distorted. Unlike Good Kid M.A.A.D. City, which told a story tucked in Kendrick’s shelf, this new album tastes like fresh blood. It’s fast and devilish and confused. As if someone had grabbed Kendrick and threw him and his music in the ocean and this is what he swam back with.

The caterpillar can’t comprehend a butterfly, and yet he ends up there one day.

Act 5
Sing For Me, I’m Mortal

Further is used for a measure of degree.
Farther is used for a measure of distance.
Time is a trick that we play for ourselves.
Watch it magician our lives into
something completely new.
Just give it a second.
It will work.
Give it time.

Tumblr Tricks #1 Use Keyboard Shortcuts On The Dashboard

J -> Scroll forward
K -> Scroll backward
L -> Like the current post
N -> See the number of notes
Shift + E -> Add post to your queue
Shift + R -> Fast reblog
Z + Tab -> Quickly switch between dashboard and blog
Z + C -> Quickly compose a post
Space -> View photoset in a lightbox or start playing a video post

Dont forget to reblog and favorite

Help our fandom to get markiplier to play Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective!

Originally a game for the Nintendo DS, it received an iOS port in 2012.

  • It has an AWESOME plot. Like, seriously. Every review of it ever mentions as such.

You play a ghost who just recently passed away and has lost his memory. With the aid of your powers of the dead, you’re trying to work out why you died. But there’s a catch – when the sun comes up, you will stop existing, so it’s a race against the clock.

Even aside from the premise being intriguing, the plot is HUGE. Enough to be a multi-part playthrough. There’s some amazing characters who each have their own story within the overarching plot, and those stories are tied together amazingly.

Speaking of characters…

  • THE CHARACTERS ARE WONDERFUL AND HAVE AMAZING DESIGN.

Look at them!

Each has their own distinctive design. The lead developer was Shuu Takumi who is better known as the person who did the Ace Attorney series, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright and Resident Evil 2.

  • MISSILE.

Look at this cute doggie! He is plot important!

  • The puzzles in the game are incredible.

As I mentioned before, you play a ghost who uses his powers of the dead to try and work out the reason he died. Our protagonist does this by possessing items and manipulating them.

However, you use these powers to save other characters. Many puzzle games have you solve puzzles because… the game tells you to. Not Ghost Trick. The puzzles all have weight behind them to save the lives of these people you grow to love, with the ultimate goal of finding out the truth behind your own life.

(If you’re of a sadistic kind, rest assured that these puzzles are not all that easy and there will be plenty of opportunity to watch Mark try and hop onto the game dev’s train of thought.)

  • The style of the game is one-of-a-kind.

Just look at these images.

These are just the backgrounds.


The Ghost Trick fandom is very small, so unfortunately we can’t really get the kind of momentum going that Mark would notice it on our own.
That’s why we’re reaching out to you guys. When Mark played OFF a while ago, Tumblr exploded with activity, and it would be wonderful for this fandom to get more fans!

Please help sempai notice us us get Markiplier to play Ghost Trick!
You can send comments, messages and tweets to hopefully bring the game to Mark’s attention!

anonymous asked:

you probably won't be able to find anything for this, but do you know of any fanfictions that involve kuroko, like, snapping? like where something happens and due to emotional and/or mental instability he becomes insane, murderous, or sadistic? or where he was crazy and manipulative all along??? maybe just one where he gets overloaded with emotional trauma and he ends up as a sobbing mess or something i dont know im so sorry this is a weird thing to ask for

It’s not weird at all! I’ve actually been on the look out for fics like this for the longest time so I’ll give you what I’ve found so far!

Shadow Queen by TunaForDesert on FF.N

Summary: Haizaki scoffed, “Please, this is them we’re talking about. Tetsuya won’t let anyone touch his best pieces, especially the Knight and the King. So you better keep your hands for yourself and enjoy the show.”

Notes: Manipulative!Kuroko.

In the Middle of a Match by AokazuSei on AO3

Summary: One of the worst things have happened to Kuroko: he has discovered that he is now visible. After a very disheartening discussion with Akashi, Kuroko has a few things to say back.

Notes: AkaKuro(?).This one fits your request pretty well! But it’s crack so it fits up until a certain point and then it is pretty much the opposite??? I’m so sorry 。゚(゚ノД`゚)゚。

Burning Brightly by pale rose fire on FF.N

Summary: Kuroko unknowingly became a beacon of light to all those who lost their will to play basketball after being crushed by Teiko. This is the story of how all those who’d been defeated and humiliated by the GoM learned that he was fighting for them, and how the boy who spent his whole life in the shadows became their hero.

Notes: Kuroko has a breaks down(?) crying but from happiness. It’s heart warming and cathartic though because he accomplishes what he set out to do.

The Greatest Trick by anon author on tumblr

Summary: “It’s the devil who pulls the strings that make us dance” - Charles Baudelaire

Notes: AoKuro. This one also fits very well - hover over the title for spoilers, I guess? Oh! And if you want a readablility link for this I can give that too. 

Misdirected Mystery by Ittoki Otoya on FF.N

Summary: Kagami, a reckless detective with too many charges was placed in charge this weak looking rookie, Kuroko, who’s always reading and looking really useless. But he soon changed his mind when he works with him for a case. But why does his never wrong instincts telling him that Kuroko is dangerous?

Shattered Cage by ironeye2106 on FF.N

Summary: “Tetsuya is nothing more, than an out-dated prototype.” This Sentence sparked something in Kuroko…Something that cracks the emotional façade that acts like his shield, and crushes his heart in a vice grip…But when a Shadow is backed into a wall, a Monster will break out of the cage.

John Doe by StrongerThanThat on FF.N

Summary: Kuroko Tetsuya died in a fire early third year of middle school. Approximately eight months later, Detective Maeda finds a boy with light blue hair living in the basement of a murder suspect. He takes the boy in and enrolls him in Seirin high school. Chaos ensues during a basketball practice match with Kaijou.

NotesSo so good. Violence, abuse and descriptions of said abuse.

If any one needs readability links for any of the fics (besides AO3 ones) I can give them! Also, I write dumb things sometimes in the titles so just hover over to read. I am just so so sorry for the fics I gave because some of them don’t fit ahhhh. So so sorry 。゚(゚ノД`゚)゚。!

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confusedjiro  asked:

So, I would like to ask you something that may or may not have been asked before, (I would attempt to look, but tumblr doesn't work with me all the time) have you or are you considering to acquire and play the new dark souls? I am not asking for a play through, although that would be pretty rad, (yes I used rad, and it's 2014) but I would like to hear your thoughts on the game. Thanks

I love it. It’s a pretty amazing experience, feeling yourself get so much better at a game, learning its tricks, becoming patient and more skilled. The world is pretty interesting, and finding the little bits of lore scattered around to puzzle together a story is a fun way of doing it. In short, would recommend.

I do think there’s a such thing as good manipulation. It’s what lets a roller coaster scare us, makes us feel genuinely excited about buying something, or pushes us to donate to a cause we believe in. It plays with our feelings in an attempt to control our actions, and we are complicit in it. We understand that it’s using tricks on us, and we allow it anyway. It’s the difference between a stage magician and a faith healer.

A malicious manipulator, however, relies on their manipulation not being recognized as such. This is very important to recognize, especially on a platform like Tumblr. 

The best way to identify a malicious manipulator is to see how they treat those who disagree with them. To a malicious manipulator, dissent is a very serious threat that could risk uncovering their manipulative tactics. As such, they have to make it clear that disagreeing with them carries very real, very personal consequences. With a faith healer, this usually takes the form of eternal damnation. Manipulative relationships brought us the classic line “nobody but me would ever love you”. Harmful groups rely on the idea of “if you’re not with us, you’re against us” and making an example out of those who defy them. It can be deceptively hard to recognize these tactics being used against you precisely because it’s played off as “saving you”. To someone being manipulated in this way, it just feels like the manipulator is protecting them from harm.

There probably are situations where someone is legitimately trying to protect you from something bad. Heck, that’s what I’m doing right now! But when you feel that way, it’s important to take a step back and ask yourself whether the potential harm is coming from an external source or the protector themselves. Watch how they treat those who’ve turned down their guidance. You might be surprised what you find.

A good manipulator - in both senses of the word - pushes you toward something you want. They shouldn’t have to scare you away from anything else to get you there.

(I’m tagging this “writing”, too, because I really want to see more manipulative antagonists in fiction. They’re too often played up as nothing more than simple liars, and I think that kind of misses the point.)