watching this show makes me feel like i'm watching my future

yesnotmike  asked:

How many hours per day/whatever amount of days do you spend animating? Does it feel like a job, or a habit? And, lastly, do you feel like it's a "You have to do this or everyone will hate on your channel" or a "I'm doing this because I love my idea". Also, I can tell that the quick fun "Underverse" 10 second animation inspired you to start the entire series! That's cool!

This started just as a hobby. Drawing comics and making animations was always a hobby since I was in school until my last office job. When I decided to transform my hobby into my current job, I was so scared and unsure about my future because I always saw old artists latino friends giving up… just small groups were supporting them. Sometimes no one didn’t care they effort.
I was worried because this is a huuuuuuuge fandom with many different points of view. And the big problem would be the AU and Sanses’ haters. I was never into another fandom before, but I think a big part of this place is VERY supportive and appreciate a lot the effort of an artist. I remember when I saw my first 20 dollars on Patreon… I was so glad and excited like woooah I’m rich!!!! As well as when I saw people rebblogging and commenting the videos on my channel and young kiddos wanting to be like me. The views and subscribers are not important for me, but seeing all these people watching my stuff, it’s a signal that I can stay here working in animations and comics for a long time. Thanks to that I’m getting confidence with my original projects. I can call this a job, because it requires effort and perseverance, requires being mature and serious in the right moment. Requires to keep going if you want to reach a goal. This is not a hobby anymore.

I never say in my videos “subscribe and share” NEVER. My work is the only one that make people decide to watch my content or no. Even if I’m currently working in a fan-animated series for fans like me, my channel and other social media are still mine and I can post anything what I consider enough good and worthly to show my followers. Someday Underverse will be over, and I know many people will leave. They’re free to do that, and I’m free to make a screamer video about crash bandicoot or streaming while I’m animating a pokemon commission for example.
Since Underverse is my first big project and I have learned a lot thanks to it, I just I can’t cancel it forever and start working in another stuff. I know that would hurt a lot my true followers and even myself. Because that means I failed, and I hate to leave a project halfway, incomplete. If I did once, It would happen with my future projects. My effort and my followers are worth it, but I’m the only one to define my content and what I’m able to do here to entertain people. Not a little brat that thinks is my boss and threatens me to unsusbscribe from my channel and dislike my videos.

anonymous asked:

Could you write some more supercorp? Just any supercorp? :) how about a jealousy fic where either kara or lena are jealous? And we could throw in some - I wasn't sure if you were going to assassinate me but I'm glad you didn't because I fell in love with you anyway... I'm really bad at this, sorry :D. I would be happy about any story if you have the time :) :) You are amazing, just like in general. I love your writing, delicately crafted and heart-wrenchingly beautiful!

“what on earth is this? and it must be from earth because this, this in front of me?” kara wiggles her finger slightly, somehow encompassing the entirety of the scene in front of her. “this is some earth bull crud.”

“bull crud?”

“don’t change the topic, lena! what is going on here?”

lena narrows her eyes for a moment, before a small annoyingly smug smile crosses her lips. her really nice lips. kara has to focus on something else. not her lips.

“supergirl, are you jealous?”

“what?”

“you’re jealous i got rescued by the guardian.”

“NO.” kara crosses her arms. to prove it, she turns to james and smiles. “thanks for rescuing her by the way, ja- guardian.” the guardian sets lena carefully on the ground and makes a very purposeful thumbs up before taking off around the corner. kara watches through the wall as he jumps into a van and takes off his helmet. if he’s going to be any kind of hero, kara should probably give him some lessons on disguises. sure she has some issues with secrets but at least she waits until she’s hidden before putting on her kara disguise.

“supergirl?”

“i can take you home, if you want,” kara offers. she doesn’t look right at lena because for some reason her insides are all twisty and uncomfortable. “or to the office.”

“supergirl…” kara folds her arms over her chest. lena sighs. “my office. please.”

normally, she would take her time flying lena anywhere. she likes to show her the city and let lena enjoy flying. today, she just wants to leave.

“is everything okay?” lena asks, and she steps in front of her mirror to pat down her hair. “supergirl?” she calls.

kara can still hear her, and the slight trace of hurt, even from several blocks away.

//

“hi kara, it’s lena. i was just wondering if we were still on for dinner tonight. there’s this new restaurant-”

kara presses the off button on the recording grumpily as she paces her living room. she is supposed to meet lena in, she checks her watch, seven minutes and she’s still not sure whether she’s going to go. she has no good reason not to except that her stomach still feels….weird.

people use that as an excuse all the time though, and it makes her stomach feel worse but she types out a message to lena and sends it.

-be there in five, comes lena’s reply and kara stares down at her phone with slowly dawning horror.

lena is coming to her home, where she is in fact not sick or ill or barely clinging to life as she may have implied in her message.

“i see you meant to join me tonight after all,” she says sweetly from the front door which, yeah, alex may be right in saying she should start locking that. “nice dress.”

“oh, uh, thank you.” kara glances down at the dress and flushes. it was the seventh one she had tried on, she’d been as nervous about this as she had with adam or james or- oh no.

“you don’t look sick,” lena says. “if you wanted to stay in tonight that’s all you had to say.”

“I-”

“unless you didn’t want to hang out at all.” lena rolls her eyes to the ceiling, shakes her head. “i’m sorry, how foolish of me. i’ll go-”

“no, no stay.” kara zips to the door, blocks it with her body. “you can stay.” she thinks she’s misreading the way lena is staring at her: a little bit amazed, a little bit in awe, and smug. mostly smug. which makes very little sense but lena makes everything senseless. or she makes kara senseless. kara doesn’t know which, because she doesn’t have the sense to figure it out.

“thank you. you can stop blocking the way, i know when i’m beaten,” lena says, and she places her handbag on the bench. “shall we order in?”

“yes. but no seafood, right?”

“that’s right.” lena looks surprised. “i’m allergic, how did you know?”

kara frowns. “you mentioned it last time we went out.”

“well now i know if i see any around that it’s no honest mistake but an assassination attempt.”

“why would i try to assassinate you?”

“who needs a reason?” lena laughs. “are you sure you’re feeling up to this? you don’t look very well.”

“i’m fine,” kara tells her. “are you alright? i heard you got saved by the guardian.”

“yeah.” she shrugs. seems to glance sideways to kara but why she would do that kara has no idea. “he was alright but supergirl catches me far more neatly. i have a bruise.”

“a BRUISE?”

“it’s alright, I’ll just make sure to never get into trouble without supergirl in the future.”

“good idea.” kara nods, the knot in her stomach dissolving. “good. yeah. she’s great, you do that.”

anonymous asked:

so i am writing an autistic character in a dystopian future setting, who comes from a desert colony who doesn't have any metals or electricity, and hardly and advanced technology, obviously no industry. I'm trying to think what kind of make-do stim toys could they make themselves to stim with.

I really like this question and am happy to tailor my answers more specifically to your scenario if you let me know what senses your character would want to stimulate and what materials are available.

Also, you have said that there is no industry, but I don’t know if all individuals are completely self-sufficient, or if there is some kind of society where there is an exchange of goods and services among the people - would your character be able to trade with someone who had access to tools, or who could give them some materials? Additionally, I don’t know how long your character is willing/able to spend making stim toys - humans are very resourceful and a lack of modern technology would not necessarily stop them from creating complex items. However, making more complex objects is likely to be very labour intensive, especially if knowledge about materials has been lost, and if living conditions are tough there might not be the luxury of dedicating time to making anything complicated.

Anyway, here are some ideas of items that should be relatively easy to make, depending on what resources they have available:

Sand - if it is a sandy desert, there are lots of possible ways of incorporating into the character’s stimming:

  • Running it through their fingers, feeling it drain away and watching it fall
  • Rubbing sand against a hard surface to make a noise and feel the texture
  • Sand in a container - shake the container for the sound and the feel
  • Sand in a container with a hole in it - watch the sand drain away (like an hourglass)

There are lots of ways of making a container - a shell with a beeswax seal stopping the opening, a small bag sewn shut, a hollow stick with the ends stoppered, bone with the marrow removed, a found container left over from before everything went all dystopian.

Similar ideas can be done with small pebbles/shingle instead - maybe they could have a bag of pebbles that can be shaken, or manipulated, or emptied out and sorted.

Musical instruments - there are lots of simple instruments that can be made:

  • Drumming against an object
  • Bone whistle
  • Playing the bones (it’s like playing spoons)
  • Mouth bow
  • Mouth harp/jaw harp (these are a very good stim, you can feel the vibration along your jaw)
  • Rough object, draw stick against it (a bit like a guiro)
  • Shells, seeds, or stones with holes in - thread onto rope/string/vine and shake to rattle - can also be used as a fidget by moving beads up and down along the string
  • Castanets (made from shells maybe?)
  • Dried seed pods that can be shaken like maracas

Chews

Note: don’t try these chews yourself! I am thinking of a post-apocalyptic dystopian future and I don’t know how safe these are in reality. If you, the person reading this, think “hmmm, I would like a chewable stim toy”  then please buy one that you know is safe and made for humans, don’t just try to cobble something together yourself!

  • Beeswax chew
  • Rawhide chew
  • Some roots, bark, and branches could be used safely - eg. liquorice root, cinnamon sticks
  • Some plants might be used as chewable drugs and be a cultural norm in the society you’ve created (like paan, khat, coca), which your character might use, or might make their chewing more socially acceptable 

Useful stims

Your character might be able to stim in a way that produces items that they might need or be able to trade.

  • They might be able to hand-spin fibres into yarn. It is pretty easy to make a drop spindle, which would mean that your character could spin yarn and enjoy the twisting motion. Hand spinning can be frustrating at first, but once you get into the rhythm of it, it can be good.
  • A bow drill or pump drill is good to stim with. Again, there can be an initial hurdle with learning to use the pump drill, but it makes a nice rhythmic motion and can make a nice noise as well. Your character might be able to use the drill to make items to sell, or might just choose not to put a stone drill bit in and do it just for the rhythm. This video shows the process of making drills without using modern tools (note: video has no talking, but the subtitles/captions explain what is happening in the video).
  • Sandstone can be used for filing/abrasion, and your character might enjoy the repetitive movement. If they do, they might spend time using their abrasive stone to make objects that they can trade or use.

Miscellaneous

  • Waving fingers in front of eyes
  • Tying knots in rope/string/vine/hair/etc.
  • Using a feather to stroke face
  • Playing with clay - clay will dry out, but the dried out clay dust could be combined with oil so that it acts more like plasticine
  • If there is access to clay, they can also make small objects like buttons or beads and then pit fire them, then use the beads on bracelets or in their hair.

Finally

I will leave you with some questions:

- Are there any objects already made within their society? For example, prayer beads are used in various cultures

- Are there any old objects left from the past? Can they salvage objects or materials to use for making things?

- (This last question is me being curious and is not strictly related to the topic at hand) Why is there no metal???

Good luck with your story!

-Mod Snail

Just a small note that, even though you’re probably aware of that, body stims/ stimming with objects which have not been designed as stim toys can be enough and an autistic person doesn’t *need* stim toys usually (unless they fulfil very specific sensory needs which are difficult to fulfil in another way), even though they’re always fun!

-Mod Cat

÷ Sentence Starters
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  • "My heart will stay the same."
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  • "What's your history?"
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  • "Now my bedsheets smell like you."
  • "Although my heart is falling, too, I'm in love with your body."
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  • "I will not give you up this time."
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  • "I swear I'm going to put you in a song that I write."
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  • "Promise that I will not take it personal if you're moving on with someone new."
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  • "I guess if you were Lois Lane, I wasn't superman, just a young boy trying to be loved."
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  • "Love could change the world in a moment."
  • "The revolution's coming, it's a minute away."
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  • "You are the one, girl."
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  • "A heart that's broke is a heart that's been loved."
  • "I hope that I see the world as you did."
  • "A life with love is a life that's been lived."
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  • "I get lonely and make mistakes from time to time."
  • "My heart is breaking at the seams and I'm coming apart now."
  • "Always say what's on your mind."
  • "I was twenty four years old when I met the woman I would call my own."
  • "Her daddy said, 'No, you can't marry my daughter.'"
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  • "Life can get you down so I just numb the way it feels."
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  • "So before I save someone else, I've got to save myself."
  • "I'm here again, between the devil and the danger."
  • "Before I blame someone else, I've got to save myself."
  • "Before I love someone else, I've got to love myself."

anonymous asked:

Can you tell me your top 5 of Benedict's performances? I know it's hard but I'm curious :)

Hello!

This is the most challenging question to ever receive as a Bc fan. The faves change from day to day, from moment to moment and from gif to gif (thanks to amazing gifers like @elennemigo, @221bcumberb, @anidoorkitty and @whenisayrunrun ) luckily you have caught me on a day where I’ve been making clips for a future post and have come down with a case of CBF! So being in this state of mind, I think it’s a perfect time to do this list so here it is.

 *warning long post*

1. Richard iii

Bc takes us through the rise and fall of Richards thirst for the crown. From the moment we see young Richard cowering in horror while watching his brother being murdered, to the minute he decides to kill the king, not for his family, not for revenge but for his own dream of sovereignty, and to witnessing Henry Tudor stabbing the last breath out of Richard and proclaiming the “the dirty dog is dead”.

Bc delivers Richards devilish, smooth talking and deliciously devious dialogue with such ease that you can’t help but kind of root for Richard at times because he makes you believe that his Machiavellian dealings are for the greater good. His bone chilling cradling of his newborn nephew, his wooing of the widow of the man he killed. Are that of a man who just wants to be respected, loved and seen for his use rather than be mocked for his disability that he carries on his back.

Bc’s talent of tears and rage and downright madness was just PERFECT. I fell in love with his Richard iii. I felt pity, sadness, attraction to his wicked determination (as terrible as his deeds were) and most of all, affection for his deformity that was the catalyst for his anger and need to prove to the people around him that he could be a normal man that was capable of being a king. Bc’s Richard iii was the best possible example of a master class in acting. Proving yet again that Bc is the best actor of his generation.

2. Sherlock 

The greatest disappointment to come out of BBC Sherlock was the reaction of a group of fans who tried to destroy what MG and SM created because of a certain expectation they were invested in. Most people who hated S4 missed out on what the entire point of this version of Sherlock was about and that was to introduce us to Sherlock Holmes before he became known as Sherlock Holmes. Bc became a star in 90 minutes and the ACD canon would never be the same again.

Sherlock starts off as a man with a fortress of coldness who insists he has no need for friends or relationships, armed with a lifetime of brotherly advice that caring was not an advantage. But once Dr. John Watson comes into play we start to see that fortress slowly melt and the addition of the people who would become his Baker Street family, Molly Hooper, Mrs. Hudson, Mary Watson and Lestrade, we begin to see that Sherlock was so full of emotions and the capacity to care, that he wanted to care, he just didn’t know how to care. Bc’s portrayal of the world’s only consulting detective was brilliant and beautiful. Bc help make brainy the new sexy. He also made Sherlock’s drugged out alter ego, Shezza, look sexy too. Of course it helped that the writing and the location of this modern day Sherlock were also brilliant. But looking at those cheekbones and lips carrying a fluffy head of hair that you wish you could run your fingers through, just once! That perfect silhouette of a man dressed in the finest suits. The purple shirt of sexiness, the black suit, the blue shirt of sexiness!! Ok sorry I got CBF for a second there…

What I really meant to say was that Bc’s acting brought new life into this 100 year old literary character and it certainly made me invest my own feelings into these characters that I wouldn’t have any interest in. Bc’s Sherlock was rude, cocky, manipulative, arrogant and flawed, but you loved each of those characteristics because Bc made him lovable even at Sherlock’s worst, he took you through the whole range of emotions and that wasn’t just with one series, it frequently meant each episode! The fact that we got to watch Sherlock grow into a man capable of being a best friend, a kind and caring human being who tried his best to protect his friends, and a man who learned how to forgive and not judge the past mistakes of those around him. Because after all we just might be human. Even Sherlock Holmes. I am forever grateful to the Mofftiss for creating this show and for giving Bc a chance to show the world, what the London stage and various other people in the industry had already saw in him. For me the only Sherlock Holmes is the BBC version that could only have been pulled off by the talents and efforts of Benedict Cumberbatch.

3. Christopher Tietjens

My first thought is always I heart Christopher Tietjens, because I really do. He was the last of a dying breed. He had 2 women who tried to “burst him out of his glass cabinet” the wife who failed because she didn’t deserve him and the woman whom he really loved and waited for, the woman HE deserved. Christopher survived his name being dragged through the mud, a wife who socially embarrassed not only herself but made him look like a cuckold. 

He survived the war, not because he was lucky, but because he wanted to live to come back to the only woman who loved him and accepted him for going along with the parade. Bc’s Christopher Tietjens was a stoic beautiful man when he needed to be, and man enough to cry when the women he loved tugged or threw daggers at his heart.

I know I overuse the word beautiful when it comes to Bc’s acting but Chrissy was so painfully beautiful that all you wanted to do was give him a hug and take him back to Groby so he could live out the rest of his life as an english country gentleman. Another perfect performance from Benedict!

4. Alan Turing

This should have won Bc’s his first Oscar. If you want to truly see what Bc’s talent is capable of you don’t start with Sherlock, you start with this role. Benedict was able to conjure up the spirit of Alan in this performance that even Turing’s own family was blown away by his portrayal. Bc’s ability to display the eccentricities of Alan, the deep emotional bond and love he had for both Christophers and of course Bc’s master class of acting for easily portraying a genius mathematician at work.

The tragic ending that cut Alan’s life short, made us all want to learn more about Turing and his work. It made us angry at how this man was treated as an enemy, instead of a war hero who helped saved millions of lives. Bc reached into our hearts and brains with his charismatic, tragic, beautiful portrayal of Alan Turing.

5. Doctor Strange

IF ever a role was so perfectly cast it probably was Benedict as Dr. Stephen Strange. Not only does he come super close to looking like the comic book hero that was created over 30 yrs ago, he is able to adopt the persona of an arrogant and brilliant doctor who gets into a car accident that cuts his career short and with all hope lost, seeks treatment at a place that not only gives him the cold hard truth about himself, but it teaches him that in order to grow and learn he would have to open his eye to other realities.  

Stephen learned that all is not lost and there are other ways to help people, most of all, to help himself. Bc is so bloody perfect as Doctor Strange that upon first viewing, I just sat there and cried. I was so proud of him because even though I had very limited knowledge about this comic book character, he convinced me that HE was that superhero that the world needed. Benedict made it all look effortlessly. The American accent, the physicality of being Doctor Strange was just AMAZING. Bc has that ability to make himself into anything that is called for. As someone once said, young, old, strong, weak, whatever you call for that character to be, Benedict can play it and play it so well you don’t even know he’s acting. Not only did it convince us his fan base, but he basically won over the entire comic book community as well as the general public. 

Bc made Doctor Strange into a blockbuster that got overall positive reviews. That is the power of Benedict’s talent. You talk about a good script, you can talk about a good director, but that only goes hand in hand with an actor that can pull it all off and by god did Bc pull it off!

Thanks for stopping by!

anonymous asked:

I love your work! >u< I think they've said in game, that Link still have some scars from that battle where he almost died. Maybe a fanfic where Zelda sees this scars...? 7u7

Post end game.


Zelda stirred the pot of stew she had prepared, relishing in it’s scent. She had never been that much of a cook, for obvious reasons, but Link had been more than willing to help teach her. It appeared that he had become quite the chef on his journey. The thought raised a smile to her face. Now he can be even more of a glutton.

It had been a long day of traveling for the heroic duo. It would take about another day to reach their destination, so Link had suggested they set up camp for the night. After they started a fire and put up their tent together, Link mentioned he was going to search the woods for any monsters and make sure they were okay before leaving. But that had been almost an hour ago.

Zelda stood up and brushed off her pants. She was beginning to feel anxious – she had more than enough faith in Link (after all, he took on and survived Calamity Ganon) but she couldn’t help but worry. There were still monsters wandering about the kingdom. The Blood Moon was finally gone but they had yet to get rid of all the beasts. At least now they would finally stay gone.

The to-be queen waited a few more moments before she decided she was too impatient to just stand around waiting, and made her way into the forest.

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anonymous asked:

Idk if this is a weird one but how about the chocobros and their (I guess fem) s/o struggling with their insecurity of having hip dips/ "violin hips" maybe for a swimming date or going to the beach. (For me personally when going swimming I wear shorts over my bikini bottoms to cover them up😅 and you'll never catch me out of them) like I guess how would they react to their insecurity or how would they comfort them? I hope this makes sense I'm sorry

I actually had to look this one up, and Im surprised, I’ve never heard of it. Because I have it. Like wow you learn something about yourself every day…But I think I have to go with Prompto about a name change

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Noctis

Noctis nuzzled further within your lap, he loved resting his head there as you both watched TV or lay around. It allowed you both to be close, but at the same time allowed you to run your fingers through his hair, which always made him happy.

Your thighs and hips were one of his favorite parts of you, they were so soft and comforting, like a pillow made of Chocobo feathers. Well all of you was soft, but this was his special place, his royal head resting place, where only his head laid, No one else! So he became very confused when you stated that you didn’t like your hips.

“Why not?” He asked, his large eyes seemed betrayed that you would hurt one of his best friends.

“I have such funny hips, they do this really weird curve in thing in the middle.” You explained, standing in the kitchen, making lunch.

Noctis moved over, having being banned from touching the stove, resting both hands on your waist, than sliding them down, over your hips, than to the thighs, followed by going up. “I think they’re perfect.”

You rolled your eyes, “Yeah but they’re not on your body.”

“But I love them.” Noctis called playfully, “And I love you.”

You glanced over your shoulder to the Prince, “You’re trying to make me feel better so I don’t add any carrots to this.”

“Really I’m not.” Noctis admitted, “But if you don’t it wouldn’t hurt.”

So Noctis found that whenever you were sitting he would rest his head upon your lap if given the chance. Pressing little kisses to your thighs and hips, never anything sexual, just to show that he loved every part of you.

Even parts that you believed to be imperfections.

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Prompto

“I think you look cute in that swimsuit.” Prompto beamed.

You gave a playful roll of the eyes, “Prompto you think I looked cute in every swimsuit I’ve tried on so far.” You replied

The two of you had went out swimsuit shopping, as Noctis had invited everyone to a ‘Pool party’ which meant that everyone was really there to make sure that he didn’t fall asleep in the pool.

Again.

“But you do.” Prompto whined playfully kicking his legs, sitting on the ottoman in the middle of the room.

You pouted softly, turning to the swimsuit in the 3 way mirror, you liked them,  but the bottoms. Ugh they were bikini bottoms! Weren’t there any swimsuits that came with shorts for girls? “I don’t like this one either.”

“We’ve been through like 10, you look awesome in all of them. What’s really the problem?”  Prompto asked, moving from the ottoman, his own swimshorts already picked out.

You sighed softly, pulling at the cute bow on the side of the swimsuit bottoms, “My hips.”

“What about them?”

“I have violin hips.”

Prompto blinked, “What are those?”

You turned to face Prompto head on, motioning toward the indent that appeared on your hips, where other women blossomed out. “These.”

“Oh! Your hip dimples!”

“My what?”

Prompto nodded happily, “Yeah I call those hip dimples! I think they’re super cute, but if you don’t like them sweetie, we’ll find you a cute swimsuit so you don’t have to show them off.”

You could cry! Why were you so blessed with this ray of sunshine!

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Gladiolus

“What a nice view.” Gladiolus purred, watching you in the living room, performing your squats. Your tight workout pants hugging all those beautiful curves, the Shield could stand there and watch you go all day.

“Hey, Baby.” You called, a slight pant in your voice as you crouched, “I’ll be done in a second, this is my last rep before I’m done for the night.”

“I mean if you want to go all night, than don’t let me stop you. The results are great.” He chuckled, watching your thighs flex.

You playfully rolled your eyes, giving one final squat before standing, grabbing your towel to towel off the sweat on your shoulders and neck, as you moved over, pressing a kiss to his lips. “How was your day?”

“Give me a sec.” Gladiolus smiled softly, his hands immediately going to grab those thighs and ass in your pants. “Good.”

You playfully swatted his hands, it was the same song and dance, “Let me go freshen up, so I can get dinner started.”

Gladiolus immediately followed you to the bedroom, quickly disrobing as he sat at the foot of the bed. Watching you strip before checking out your body in the full length mirror, twisting this way and that.

“What you looking for?”

“See if these stupid violin hips went away.”

Gladiolus rolled his eyes, this again, “Babe, you look perfect. I don’t know what exercise you got off the internet, but the only things that have gotten bigger are that ass and those pillows of thighs.”

You scoffed, “Yeah you don’t have to wear them, I can’t even wear cute swimsuits without having to cover up the bottoms.”

Gladiolus chuckled pulling himself from the bed, as he approached you from behind, “I think you look hot, besides if you only see them when you’re in your underwear and swimsuit then why complain?”

“Gladdy.”

“Seriously Babe, you always look good, besides.” He smirked, his large hands taking you by the hips rolling his crotch into your backside, “They’re a fun place to grab.”

“Gladiolus!”

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Ignis

Ignis couldn’t help but smile at you by his side during this important meet and greet with some of the historical community about restoring some of the artifacts around the castle.Yet with the Future King’s Advisor and yourself, Head Historian, he couldn’t help but feel that you were even more of a match made in heaven at how perfectly you worked together.

Yet Ignis had noticed, instead of the straight back, powerful stance you had given yesterday, you were constantly standing with your clipboard or hands before your waist as if you were hiding something.

Waiting for a brief moment the man, leaned over whispering to you, as some of the others were looking to the paintings and vases that needed touching up. “My love, is there something wrong? Did you spill something on your skirt?”

You flushed softly, you thought you had played it off, “Oh, oh no.”

“Are you feeling alright?”

“It’s just…I should have wore a flared skirt instead of this pencil skirt. It really does not flatter my hips.” You muttered back.

Ignis recalled the attire you were wearing, a button down silver chiffon blouse, and a black pencil skirt with silver designs on it. Black tights with a beautiful spiral design and silver pumps, your silver gloves matching his own. He believed you looked ever the radiant he always saw, he thought that then and he thought it now.

“I do not share those same sentiments, my love. I for one am finding you rather ravishing.”

You stared at the old men, trying to discuss on what would be a better restoring technique, no matter what the final call came down to you either way. “I shall beg to differ.”

Ignis watched the old men along with you, both of you staying from the conversation as they mingled amongst each other, of no need for either of you at the moment. “We may have our difference of opinion here my love, yet it would appear that you’ve had a few admires. A couple of the guards and even some of these old men.”

You flushed, only to feel the back of Ignis’s knuckles touch the current problem area of your body, “Ignis.”

“I simply can not wait to get you home.” He whispered softly, under the guise of taking your clipboard, reviewing the data.

Both you turned as you heard our presence needed to discuss the removal of one of the items. You moved to take your clipboard back, only to find that Ignis had done away with it.

“It’s not as if you needed it.” He chuckled, as you both moved over to the men.

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for those asking for it, this is a post about 7x10

but please keep in mind these are my own opinions and feelings and I don’t mean to influence anyone with them whatsoever

I do also have a theory which I’ll be including at the bottom because reasons

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anonymous asked:

What was it like meeting Rammstein? I was at download, but I was too nervous so I decided against the meet and greet (something that I'm regretting now!) I was basically at the barrier for their show though, and throughly broke my voice haha.

Hi Anon. It was a brief meeting but it was incredible and the best moment of my life.

I’d heard a rumour they were going to sign, but I didn’t know for sure until I went to the Kerrang tent and saw the list of acts who were going to be doing signings, and those six gods were amongst them. I could hardly believe it.

I later met up with two fellow Tumblr users at the festival, and after watching an act or two we went to join the line for the signing. I think we waited between two and three hours for them to appear.

We were some of the first in line, there were one or two short rows before us, then they appeared. They brought them out and of course everyone was going crazy. (I have to admit that this part had a sort of zoo feel to it for me) I couldn’t believe they were real and that they were just mere yards away. They all looked huge and so good. A friend and I became rather emotional at this point.

They sat them at the desk and the queue began to proceed. I was looking at them while in line, I was focusing on Till, and even from that distance I was struck by how beautiful and bright his eyes were. I’ve honestly never seen anyone with eyes like that. They’re truly extraordinary.

The line continued to proceed and it wasn’t too long before it was our turn. The band weren’t yet in work mode so were rather distracted, and talking to each other. The line paused just as we were at the front so we had an extra minute or so of just standing in front of them and admiring them, The reason for the pause was that Richard couldn’t find his lighter, and Till was teasing him, making a joke about him not being able to find a light when he’s in Rammstein. (Translation by fellow Tumblr user)

I was in a daze by then and my legs felt like jelly. I just stood watching them interact, hardly daring to believe it was really happening.

We started to move again and I was in front of Till. His eyes are even more incredible up close, though I was trying to make a point of not staring at him as I know he has a phobia of being stared at. I hadn’t brought anything to be signed but they had photocards that they were constantly signing and passing down the table to the others.

Till was still slightly distracted at this point, but I said to him ‘Excuse me Till, may I please shake your hand?’ If I hadn’t been soaked through I’d have asked for a hug but I didn’t want to get his clothing wet.

He turned to me and said 'Of course!’ Then shook my hand. His hand was absolutely enormous, but very soft. I was surprised by how soft it was(but then I’ve heard he regularly gets his hands manicured). I’ve read that he has a very firm handshake, but he was very gentle with me. I’m female, not sure if that made a difference.

He signed my card and passed it along the table. I said to him ‘Please release another book of poetry. You are an incredible poet’ He looked at me and gave me a very genuine, very warm smile, and said, in an equally genuine and slightly surprised voice ‘Oh thank you! or why, Thank you!. I can’t quite remember which it was he said, but he seemed pleased. I was complete mush after that smile, so after saying thank you I moved along. Unfortunately I can’t tell you much about meeting the other five because I was in such a daze that I sort of drifted by them because I was in such a daze. A few mumbled thank yous was all I could manage as they signed my card. I feel bad about that but I was an innocent victim of the Lindemann effect. He has incredible charisma.

It was a brief meeting but one I’ll never be over. I was a little nervous about meeting him because I know he has something of a grumpy reputation but he couldn’t have been nicer. I love him even more after that meeting.

Apologies for length. Thank you for the ask Anon. I’m sorry you missed out and I hope you get another opportunity in the future.

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robert comes face to face with the mistakes he’s made in the past when rebecca is pushed to her breaking point.

thank you to @sapphicsugden for convincing me to post this and generally being the best!



Of course it was fire.

It was always fire with him, wasn’t it? He was tied to a kitchen chair in Home Farm, Rebecca irate and pointing a lighter at him, threatening to set the kitchen alight, the surfaces apparently drenched in petrol.

Robert barely bit back a comment about how she wasn’t even creative enough to come up with her how method of scaring the shit out of him, copying the same thing Chrissie had done to him years previous.

Sarcasm, he decided, would probably make his position even more precarious. He’d only come to Home Farm because she’d left him about a thousand text messages, wanting to make it clear that she needed to leave him and Aaron alone.

After everything she’d done, she needed to just leave them be.

He’d only made it in the front door when she’d clocked him across the back of the head with a heavy decorative clock. Robert remembered feeling shocked before he’d collapsed to the floor, out for the count.

He wasn’t sure how long it had been since he’d woken up, but his head was banging and there was blood all over his shirt, staining the light blue material a bright red. He hoped it wasn’t too serious, hoped it was just a graze.

Maybe he was concussed, the world a bit fuzzy as he squinted at her, trying to work out how exactly Rebecca had gone from being pissed off with him, to entirely unhinged.

“Bex -“

“Shut up!” Rebecca turned on him, a wild look in her eyes as she shouted. “I need to think, Robert, shut up.”

“It doesn’t have to be like this.” Robert didn’t want to shut up, didn’t want to leave this all to chance. “Rebecca, you can just let me go - I’ll walk away and no one has to know, yeah?”

“It’s too late for that.” Rebecca shook her head, tears welling up in her eyes as she spoke. “It’s too late for that now. I’ve got - I’ve got to do something, I’ve got to.”

Robert swallowed nervously. “Is hurting me going to make you feel better?” he asked quietly, wondering if this was finally karma coming back to bite him. He’d never been a particularly good person, he’d caused Rebecca, and countless other people so much pain, so much heartache - Chrissie, Aaron, Katie.

Maybe this was karma. This was the universe finally saying enough was enough, and it’s your turn to be the one getting hurt, Robert Sugden.

“I loved you.” Rebecca said tearfully, slumping into another of the kitchen chairs. “Robert, I loved you so much, and I would have given you anything. Why did you chose Chrissie? Why couldn’t you have just loved me? We’d have been happy together, we would have.”

Robert didn’t know what to say, how to answer. The truth would only make her worse, wouldn’t it? He’d only ever been attracted to the fun, adventurous side of Rebecca, the side of her that was prone to sneaky hotel getaways and secret hookups in nightclub bathrooms, distracting each other from the monotony of life with the Whites.

It had never been serious, not for him. Robert knew he should have stopped it when he realised Rebecca was starting to have feelings for him, but he was selfish, and he enjoyed the thrill of it all too much to give a second thought to her feelings.

To give a second thought to how it might all come back to bite him.

Robert felt the press of his wedding ring against his skin, on the verge of tears himself as he thought about Aaron. Aaron, his husband, the love of his life, the man who’d forgiven him it all.

Forgiven him more than he ever deserved to be forgiven.

If he didn’t get out of this, if Rebecca lost it entirely, and he never saw Aaron again, well - Robert didn’t want to think about it. He didn’t want to think about what it would do to Aaron, or Vic, or Liv, didn’t want to think about how his life could be ripped away from him before he even got much of a chance to enjoy it.

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Why Michael’s death is really a game changer

Let me preface this by stating that I have not seen Monday night’s episode. I have no plans to watch it, or really any future episode of Jane the Virgin. I normally livestream JTV but this week I didn’t. I found out about Michael’s death by watching a promo for next week’s episode. 

I’m upset. I’m irritated. Mostly I’m just sad. I began watching JTV after the S1 finale. I had read EW recaps periodically out of curiosity because the premise seemed so bizarre, but after watching the S1 finale and subsequent S2 premiere is when I became hooked. My main hook was Jane and Michael’s relationship. I fell in love with them as solo entities, but their relationship hit me right in the feels. It was so genuine, so supportive, it felt as real as a fictional relationship could, like I could walk past them at a bookstore laughing about the next Angelique Harper. 

I loved Jane the Virgin. The writing was so clever, so funny and heartfelt, the characters were so interesting and their relationships were so well developed. But Michael’s death changes all of that for me. I thought Jenni Snyder Urman was a genius for creating this show, for taking the concept of this telenovela but grounding it, making fun of some of the tropes, never really going into the campiness that Shondaland shows (closest things to a soap these days) sometimes head into. But the unnecessary death of Michael Cordero Jr. takes that opinion away. THIS is campy. This is killing off people for shock value/lazy storytelling in the age of HTGAWM and Game of Thrones. If this was truly the plan all along then I’m sorry but you had a shitty plan. 

There was no valid reason for Michael to die other than it was the only way for them to put Jane and Rafael back together. You’re not doing it to flip Jane’s world/path around à la the pilot if theres a time jump. You’re killing Michael because you painted yourself into a corner with how lovely Villadero’s relationship was because it would be completely OOC for Jane to leave Michael AGAIN when she’s repeatedly chosen him over Raf. And the bullshit company line of “when we slipped that line in in S1, we were setting you up for Michael’s death”. Nope. That line could’ve meant that Michael would love Jane until his dying breath at 110. If we’re looking at lines, what about the one about his “illustrious detective career” in the pilot? 3(?) years as a detective where you were fired twice and never caught Sin Rostro is not what I would consider an illustrious career. Especially since Michael died after taking his LSAT. You being “stuck with a plan” even though you were able to prolong his death because you “loved Brett so much” is the HIMYM excuse of 2017. Not to mention the way you killed him was extremely weak. Michael is presumably no more than 6 months out from being shot, where he had major cardiac trauma and surgery. NO ONE is going to say to him “Oh you’re having chest pains? Let’s not brush that off until after your LSATs, we’re going to the ER right now. You were shot in the chest!!!” (Seriously the Jane we love would’ve done that)

Finally, I want to talk about how this really messes up the show. You’ve just severed your tie to Sin Rostro, which in the absence of this first half of the season, made the show a bit weaker. I really don’t care about Raf’s parent problems, or Xo’s career, I wanted Michael back on the force looking for Sin Rostro, protecting his family and getting that victory. Supposedly Michael’s detective friend will be the new tie to this investigation but again, he’s Michael’s friend, Michael is now dead and he has no real ties to anyone else the way Michael did. You’ve just lost a source of some good parenting storylines involving Jane and Raf’s co-parenting with Michael as Mateo’s stepdad. If Jane and Raf get back together there will be no parenting dramas for B-storylines as Raf will go back to his “what can I do to make Jane happy?” days. And do I even need to mention the loss of the bromance?

TLDR: I’m done. I’m sad that I am because I will miss this show, but you know what? Michael’s death just proved that this show wasn’t great to begin with. 

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Hey :) I just saw your post about bisexual characters ending in m/f ships. I've only recently acknowledged that I'm essentially bisexual (but definitely don't feel like any sort of authority, as it's a more recent development), and as much as I'm a fanhoe, I don't ACTUALLY watch that much tv, so I thought I'd ask you your opinion on something. Obvs, I think it's good to see bi characters in either f/f OR m/f (or other) ships, and as long as they ened in a worthy ship, I wouldn't mind. 1/2

However, what I see people saying when this is discussed on my dash or some of the tags, is that it has become a trope for bi characters to end in a m/f ship -is that true? (I honestly only know a couple of bi characters and one is still an ongoing series) Also, people have said that once they are in the m/f ship, their previous f/f ship is ignored and/or treated as less than serious. Tbh, I can only even think of Clarke atm because I just woke up, and she hasn’t been in a m/f ship post f/f. 2/3

So yeah, I can’t really think of whether that is an accurate opinion or trope. I was wondering if you had any thoughts on whether you feel that is the case? You obviously don’t have to answer, I would just like to hear both sides of the ‘argument’. To clarify, even if it is a trope, I don’t think that automatically means bi characters should end in a same sex ship, perhaps just that writers are more considerate, diverse, and ensure they end in a fulfilling f/fORm/f ship. Anyway, thoughts? :) 3/3

hi there! first of all lemme just say that i’m so happy you’ve recently acknowledged your sexuality!! i’m bisexual myself, and taking pride in my identity is something very special to me, and i’m thrilled to hear you’re doing the same!

i’m going to unpack this one little bit at a time, because i’m not the most coherent person on the planet when i’m passionate about something, so bear with me here.

i’ve seen the exact discussions you’re talking about, how bisexual characters ending up in a m/f relationship has become a “trope” and the thing is, this is completely untrue. it is so disrespectful to call a bisexual person who is in a m/f relationship a trope, full stop. there are real bisexual people who are in m/f relationships, whether dating or married, and to call their relationships a “trope” and that it’s “harmful” is a recent tumblr trend that both horrifies me and disgusts me. there IS a harmful trope though, and that is:

not using the word bisexual/treating bisexuality like a phase. the thing is, there aren’t that many canonically bisexual characters on television in the first place. i can’t even remember the last time i heard the word bisexual on a tv show. annalise keating from how to get away with murder is very clearly bisexual but they use the words “it’s complicated” which is a harmful trope. there is nothing complicated about being bisexual. there are characters who go through a “phase” (and in this case it’s usually f/f) but ultimately end up going back to m/f relationships. this is also a harmful trope, calling bisexuality a phase. then we have tv shows like the 100 which is probably one of the closest at portraying bisexuality with clarke having both romantic and sexual relationships with both men and women, but then the creators say things like “labels don’t exist in the future” which is harmful to people of ALL sexualities. some people are gay, some people are lesbians, some people are bi, etc. etc. it’s another harmful trope to take those identifying labels away from them. bisexual characters ending up in a m/f relationship is not a “harmful trope”, the way television and writers and actors talk about bisexuality is what’s harmful.

real people, real bisexual people, come in many different varieties, if you will. some bisexual people have only been in f/f relationships, some only m/m, some only m/f, some a mix of both. there are bisexual girls who are attracted to men 90% of the time and women 10% of the time, there are bi girls attracted to women 90% of the time and men 10% of the time. bi guys who are 50/50, bi guys who are 40/60. there are endless ways to be bisexual, and none of them are wrong. and that’s what’s harmful about the media’s current portrayal about bisexuality. we’ve been boiled down to the words “it’s complicated” or a phase so straight males can watch two girls make out before they ultimately end up the way they “should” in their eyes.

bisexual people are not going through a phase, they aren’t serial cheaters because they just can’t resist hooking up with every guy and girl they see, their sexuality isn’t complicated. it’s not inherently harmful to have bisexual characters to end up in m/f relationships. what’s harmful is the lead up, how they got to that relationship, and of course, we always want to see a healthy mix of bisexuality, so more m/m and f/f bisexual endgame relationships are always welcome. 

tl;dr: bisexual characters in m/f relationships are not a “trope” but the way dialogue and show creators discuss them is harmful and needs to be examined and done better.

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Summary:

Soulmate AU
“Funny how I finally got what I always wanted, but it was given to you instead.”

Warnings: mentions of blood, maybe swearing? 

Word count: 3109

A/N: I am so happy I finally managed to post this! I know I’ve been missing from tumblr but school has been really busy and guess what? I AM NOW A CERTIFIED POLYGLOT!!! aaaaaaaagh! I’m so happy because I Invested so much time into this certification for the past few weeks (hence, my absence from tumblr) but I’m finally done and winter break is near, so I hope you’ll get another chapter really soon

Anyways, enjoy! and thank you to @wingtaken @aubzylynn @mellifluous-melodramas and @poe-also-bucky for being such amazing human beings


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Two days later and you’re sitting on a park bench, your third cup of hot chocolate in under one hour safely tucked between your hands, the steam rising softly from the thin layer of foam.

Nat is late.

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Bones... Thank You!

Starting this text it’s probably one of the biggest challenges that I’ve ever faced. And I want to start by saying that the reason I didn’t wrote anything on my #ThankYouBones posts it’s because I was waiting for this day.

There are so many reasons to be grateful for this show and not enough words to describe them. Bones has been, without a doubt, my safe haven throughout the last 9 years, and saying goodbye seems… wrong.

For me, 9 years of losses, of wins, of learning…  and the only constant in my life during all of those changes, was Bones. Bones was there.

Many of you already heard my story, and probably some of you are sick of it, but the reason I repeat it so many times, it’s because it reminds me of how Bones saved me, in so many different ways.

I don’t want to make this post about me, so I’ll try to be short:

I grew up without parents, they both died when I was 4 and 7, during the time I lived alone with my mom I suffered several kinds of abuse, and although I knew that she loved me, part of me couldn’t forgive her. I didn’t know that that was even possible. Then, when I moved in to my grandparent’s house, my grandpa got really sick with bones cancer, and my 10 year old innocent self wanted to help. That’s when Bones appeared.

One day back in 2008, I was watching Bones on my tv (here in Portugal “Ossos”), and initially I thought that it was a show related to bones diseases, as I kept watching it I realized it wasn’t what I thought, but by that time I was already caught.

The years went by, my grandpa unfortunatlly passed away, but I still kept myself watching Bones.

In 2011, I got really sick, I was diagnosed with a severe depression, anxiety, PTSD, and I was also struggling with self-harm and bulimia (ed)… I didn’t know how to deal with all of what I was going through, I was only 13 years old and my life seemed to be over… that’s when one of my doctors told me “I know that you love being home, so while you’re home, you have to distract yourself, watch a show, read a movie, anything” and so I did. Bones was already a HUGE part of my life back then, but in that moment something clicked, something inside of me said :

“Okay Bones, you didn’t appeared in my life to save my grandfather’s life, you appeared so you could save mine”

As in that moment if I was experiencing a panic attack, I would watch Bones, if I was severly depressed I would watch Bones, if I was happy I would watch Bones, and the list goes on and on.

I started to realize that one hour a week, I would feel completely free. Every Thursday, Monday, Tuesday (whenever the show aired) I would be so happy, like I’d never been sick.

By the end of season 5 I stopped watching the show on tv and started to watch it livestream because I couldn’t wait, and, still today, I wait until 2am for the show to be on. I still remember the excitment of watching Bones live for the first time, I was completely in awe.

While watching Bones I realized that I had many similarities with doctor Brennan, on a personal level, and watching her character growth, helped me grow. I started by forgiving who needed to be forgiven, just like Brennan did with Max, I started to believe that maybe love did existed, just like Booth proved to Brennan, I started to believe that maybe sometimes heart over head is the right choice, just like Angela always teached Brennan, I started to believe that even the smartest has to have some psychological advice sometimes, just like Sweets teached Brennan…

But for me, the most important thing that I learned from Bones is that, the darkest paths have the brightest futures. That saved my life. Knowing that there’s hope, that life is so good if we put effort on it. Temperance Brennan taught me that.

I grew up with this show, I grew up with B&B. I’ve seen the loniest people becoming family, I’ve seen love and I’ve seen faith. I’ve seen all of that everytime I saw Booth looking into Brennan’s eyes, or when they where simply walking down the street. I’ve seen all of that when they got married and when they had kids. I’ve seen all of that everytime they were doing the job they love or when they were protecting each other. I’ve seen a world full of possibilities thanks to this show, to this couple and to all of the characters. 

Bones became my only constant in life, my happiness, my light, my home. This is my home.

Bones gave me so many great memories that it’s phisycally impossible to write them all, but I remember watching 3x13 and just brusting into laughter with the carpet joke, I remember going nuts with Booth throwing Brennan into a wall on 4x19, I remember bawlling my eyes out on 5x01 after Booth calling Brennan baby, I remember falling even more in love with B&B after 5x16, I remember hearing “Make you feel my love” on 6x23, and that becoming my favorite song ever (what lead me to my favorite singer aka Adele, thank you Bones), I remember crying so hard on 7x07 that my neighbours came knocking on my door, I remember felling so hard out of my bed in 8x01 because of Booth finding Brennan, that I broke my toe, I remember screaming so hard at Pelant that I would get a soar throat, I remember making my best friend watch 10x01 with me because I thought I would die… there are so many memories…. I also remember being so excited to watch ALL of the interviews of David and Emily, I remember that everytime the bloopers came out I would make EVERYONE watch them, I remember screaming and jumping on top of my bed until I broke it when Hart Hanson, Pej Vahdat and Kathy Reichs answered me on twitter. And my favorite memorie of all… I remember the feeling I experienced when I did my Bones tattoos (my first ones).

I can’t thank enough to ANY of the people on this cast, people that make me feel blessed for knowing that their relationships out of the screen are what helped to built the perfect storyline. Because of them I am so proud to call this, my show.

I will never understand how can a show have so much power on somebody’s life to the point that literally saves it, but it does, so thank you Bones for making my life messy, and confusing, and unfocused and irrational and wonderful.

Bones also taught me that, there’s more than one kind of family. And I couldn’t end this text without saying THANK YOU to the people that became my family when I had none. And I do have to give a shoutout to @temperancebren because this girl really helped me so much and made our distance her bitch. Also a shoutout to @michaelaconlin because every liveblog I did I knew I could count on her “company” and finally, shoutout to @pookie—noodlin @imalwayscalmandobjective @like-you-it-makes-no-sense (talking to you has been amazing) @wellsbones @allowustofly @emm-doubleyou @daffodildaisyjupiter @bones-jeffersonian @cortexifansquint @jigsmave @peppernights , and many other people that allowed me to be their number 1 stalker.

Dear Boneheads (aka famiy), to you, I wish you happiness, love laugther, friendship, a prupose and a dance.

Thank you, and remember, this isn’t a goodbye, family is forever. And together I know that we will turn this pain, agony and overwhelming sadness a little bit more bearable.

Now, with my heart brusting out my cheast and with tears streaming down my face I tell you:

See you tomorrow. I love you.

“-The sun will come up and tomorrow is a new day.

-Two plus two equals four. I put sugar in my coffee and it tastes sweet. The sun comes up because the world turns. These things are beautiful to me. There are mysteries I will never understand, but everywhere I look I see proof that for every effect there is a corresponding cause. Even if I can’t see it. I find that reassuring

-And life is good again.”


 #ThankYouBones Week: Day 12 1 bones cast final thank you

anonymous asked:

Hi! Can you share which fics you've recently read that you liked? Or currently reading.. I'm so desperate to find something new to read.. Lol thanks :)

Recently Read Fics

This Wicked GameAn AU in which The Bachelor is gay, Louis is a contestant, Harry is the bachelor, everyone drinks a lot of champagne, the entire world gets to watch them fall in love, and no one plays by the rules.

Hush. : An au where small towns suck, Louis is losing it, and Harry’s just too perfect.

Shake Me Down : Harry’s new to college, fresh out of Catholic school and conversion therapy camp, and Louis runs the campus LGBTQIA organization.

My heart is breathing for this moment in time : When Louis first saw Harry at the 2010 X Factor Auditions, he thought he was watching a peculiarly special stranger. But Harry has known Louis ever since he was five years old.Because Louis has a rare genetic disorder that causes him to Time Travel to important moments in his past and in his future - and to Harry, always to Harry. When they’re put into a band together, it seems like everything Harry has been waiting and wishing for has finally come true. Except for the small fact that Louis doesn’t know that Harry is in love with him- that Harry’s always been in love with him. Fate, it would seem, is just getting started.A story about growing up and growing together, and the impossible love that makes it all worthwhile.

Down : Sometimes all Harry really wants is to play with Louis’ arse.

Outwit, Outplay, Outlast : A Survivor All-Stars AU in which Harry and Louis are just in this game to win the million dollars, but they end up with something better.Featuring Harry’s yellow swim shorts, Louis in snapbacks, and OT5 

Give Me Truths : Louis is a psychology student with a tattoo count as high as his genius IQ. Harry is in a (sort-of) relationship with a homophobic man and hates himself a little more every day. Things fall apart and Louis puts him back together.Or, the one in which Louis falls in love with a fragile boy and tells him every beautiful truth in the world, as long as it makes him happy. shenanigans.

Through Eerie Chaos :  For as long as anyone can remember, Old Hillsbridge Manor has always been believed to be haunted. Everyone in the village agrees and keeps a respectful, fearful, distance. New in town after a bad breakup and an internship that led to disappointment rather than a permanent job, Harry Styles figures taking pictures of the decrepit building could be a great new creative project. Or at least a much-needed distraction while he searches for a job and crashes at his parents’ new house. No one warned him about the apparitions though; about the music, the laughter, the people who flicker and vanish when you call after them, the echoes of a past that should be long gone… Harry has never believed in spirits but even he can admit that there’s something weird going on. What starts as mere curiosity evolves into a full-blown investigation and soon enough, Harry finds himself making friends with an aristocrat from the 1920s and struggling with finding the best way to tell him that he’s dead.

To Read Fics

Like an Endless Summer : Louis is a riding instructor at a summer camp, and Harry is a fellow counselor who he’s been successfully managing his crush on for the last two summers. That is, until Harry shows up this year leveled up and lethal, and all Louis’s formerly perfected veneer of nonchalance melts like a popsicle in the sun.

Carry This Feeling :  Harry knows, objectively, that he shouldn’t try to get his ghostwriter into bed. He knows. But…he finds it hard to resist temptation when Louis waltzes into his home and his life and turns everything upside down. And, as it turns out, Louis might just need a little turning upside down too.

Ace : The sexuality crisis you probably haven’t read.

I want a little sweetness down in my soul : Harry wants Louis to ride his face and it takes a bit of convincing but eventually he comes around. It’s glorious, control is lost, steaminess ensues. Quite hot.

Allies in Heaven, Comrades in Hell : A Catholic school!AU where Louis is finishing sixth form and will definitely be famous someday if Harry has something to say about it, Liam is the racist homophobe that Zayn is dreadfully in love with, and Niall teaches guitar.

Say Your Prayers : The one where Harry, head counsellor at a Catholic summer camp, dedicates his time to what he loves most, year after year. It’s mostly the same every summer; the place, the topics, the games. This year, however, there’s a new assistant counsellor stumbling into his camp, and possibly his heart.

Cold : Harry Styles hated the minister’s son.Louis Tomlinson was brash, obnoxious and possessed all the attributes that Harry deemed unlikable in another person. Unfortunately, they attended the same Bible studies class at church and their mothers were best friends, so avoiding the other boy was impossible

Let Me Put On A Show For You Daddy : Harry is an art (per)form(ance).

Why Can’t It Be Like That : A fashion AU with a royal twist, where Louis doesn’t need a stylist, Harry’s thrilled to have a real life Barbie doll, and they’re both very wrong about each other.

When We Were YoungerSixteen year old Harry Styles’ world turns upside down when he logs on to gay teen chat to discover somebody has stolen his photos and used them as their own.

Touch : Harry’s shy and virginal with a past, new on the football team; Louis’ the (experienced) popular star of the team and Harry’s new mentor.

Flightless BirdAU where Louis Tomlinson is a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet. When his rival from ballet school, moody dance prodigy Harry Styles joins the company, old wounds are reopened and old passions reignited. During the company’s production of Swan Lake the secret that doomed their love is finally revealed, but will it be too late?

Now you know me (for your eyes only) : au where harry and louis are solo artists and they’re not exactly friends per se but they’re friendly, know each other from industry parties and things like that and there’s always been this weird unspoken sexual tension between them and louis’ always kinda confused bc isn’t harry the biggest ladies’ man in the industry?? and one day harry asks louis to collab with him and of course louis says yes even tho he’s kinda surprised and harry plays the song for him and louis is completely blown away by how beautiful it is and it’s a love song and he’s like damn whoever this is about is lucky as fuck bc it’s clearly written from personal experience so they spend all this time together recording and it’s super bittersweet bc they click right away and it takes louis about three seconds to realize he has a huge fucking crush on harry but on the other hand harry clearly had someone in mind when he wrote the song so the last day of recording comes and louis’ like “thanks for having me on the song” and harry just shrugs and is like “well it just seemed fitting bc the song is about you”

All You Can Eat : The one where human Harry seduces his hot teacher professor Tomlinson, who happens to be a vampire

let’s just put it out there before i say anything, PAY NO HEED TO THIS SHITTY GRAPHIC OKAY. and i know i haven’t been very active this last week but that’s because life has been slapping me in the face.

so it’s been two years TO THE DAY and one blog move later, but holli is still here???? i can’t even fully comprehend that fact. that’s just…. WOW. it’s wow. i jump around from blog to blog rather regularly so i never really thought holli was going to stick like she has. but i’m rather glad she did. i’ve met so many cool people. i’ve put up with some weird ass drama on my ride here as well. but, in the great expanse of it all, i feel like i’ve grown a lot as a writer and as a person because of it. does that make sense? gosh, i hope so. anyway, prepare for the sap fest that’s coming up. because, shit. it’s super sappy.

also i may have forgotten some people, because it feels like i have. but PLEASE know. if you’re seeing this at all, know i appreciate you and love you. thank you for being here ! <3 <3

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thedaywasnew  asked:

Hi guys! I recently marathoned Black Sails and i loved it! the only thing I'm sad about is that i didn't watch it in real time... I don't care if my ship is cannon, but I found that seeing it all at once means i know what happened to everyone, and I'm having a hard time shutting it off. I want to be into it, bc there are so many characters and ships i like in BS, but i don't know how to make the story feel open for exploration. any ideas or thoughts on how to incept myself into BS fandom?

Hello! Of course Elizabeth is answering this. This is a GREAT ASK, thank you, and not just because the entry point to this question is Black Sails ⚓⚓⚓. 

(I’ll have you know this is one of, like, three gifs of Flint smiling in the entire series. I also googled “Black Sails happy” and…no one looked happy.)

OK so it seems like there are a few things going on here. Apologies for taking what’s ostensibly about one show and turning it into something broader, but I think it gets at fundamental questions of fannish engagement, so I’M GOING IN.

1) Watching/reading a series all at once 

Flourish and I talk about this one a lot, because we (and many others) have observed that younger/newer Harry Potter fans approach characters and plot elements VERY differently than we do, and we chalk a lot of this up to reading the books as a complete text versus reading it with miserable long gaps in which to turn over every freakin detail only to have 75% of it jossed when the next book came out. In 2002 I legit read this one page of Dumbledore dialogue in GoF 100 times thinking there was a clue that was just…under…the surface.

I think that with some texts and with some fans, the serialized nature of TV and book series are the way in—we climb into those gaps and lingering there, waiting and obsessively turning things over and imagining all the branching possibilities, all the future reveals, all the resolutions, is part of the pleasure. I sure as hell wouldn’t have fallen for Sherlock if I hadn’t shown up to poke at the gaping emotional wound between s2 and s3. (Frankly if you showed me all four seasons at once I’m not sure I’d even like the show—my lingering emotional loyalty was the only thing that kept me saying anything nice about s4.) 

If I had not watched Black Sails all in one go it would have been LITERAL TORTURE FOR ME. I had to pause for a week while traveling and I started to read fic that actually spoiled parts of the fourth season WHOOPS. :-/// But I can also understand how watching it all in one go wouldn’t give you enough space. But then, we watched the same way and I am deep in it, plotting out fic and everything. So maybe… 

2) A complete text can stay with you but might not give you a way in

This happens to me with books *all the time*. I’ll read something that shakes me—I’ve often used the metaphor “knocks your world off its axis” when describing a really great book, like it can be the subtlest tilt and you’ll feel like everything’s changed. I think it’s pretty normal for texts to stay with you? If they’re good or if they touch you in some specific way? Especially if you’re fannish and really feel the media you’re consuming.

But one thing I often find about books is they’re more…complete. Even when television shows end properly, rather than being cancelled, they might stretch for longer than what was initially planned, for example, so it doesn’t feel like the arc of the plot was as carefully constructed—often it can’t be, especially with long-running American shows (and of course with classic episodic television, say, a monster-of-the-week show, it’s not even structurally designed to have the same sort of ~ABCDE structure as a novel might). 

Black Sails is not one of those shows—they knew they were bringing the story to a close, and the entire show rests on carefully-plotted narrative arcs. (Not to mention there was an actual ~canonical endpoint for all the Treasure Island characters, ie where the book begins (like, sort of). I mean, there were also canonical endpoints for Jack, Anne, Vane, Blackbeard, Hornigold, and every other historical figure, but…)

Over the years I’ve joined fandoms for WIPs as well as finished products, and often for me fandom’s been a way of trying to mend the wounds of a media property I found incomplete, either narratively (with bad writing) or literally (like, when a show ends abruptly). I think for some fans, this is a crucial piece—they say that when they find something too complete, there’s nothing to mend. 

3) Different modes of fannish engagement

So here’s another thing I’ve observed—different friends have different definitions of “fandom.” So people are like, “Oh yeah, I’m in the fandom, I love that show!” And I find out that means they enjoy the show and livetweet it and look at some gifs and that’s that. Which is totally fandom! And then there’s me, nodding nervously as I debate mentioning that, “Oh yeah, I’m in the fandom, I love that show!” for me means “THIS IS THE ONLY THING I WANT TO THINK ABOUT, HELP ME, I AM DROWNING.” It’s funny, sometimes I think about archetypal nerdboy fandom and its dick-measuring fact recitation, and then I think about all the times I tried to read the room to see if it was safe to let another person know how much I thought about something I loved, how much I felt about it. Even in totally fannish spaces, I still hesitate. :-/

There have been some things in the past few years that I’ve really enjoyed and toyed with checking out fandoms for, but what I’ve come to realize over the years is for me, it needs to be like falling in love. I think for some people, interest and obsession grows, and for others, you fall in head-first. And for others still, it depends on the thing. 

I understand this ask might have been specifically looking for resources or suggestions and while I’d just say if you’re not feeling it in this way, that’s cool, there are lots of different ways to fan, and you can keep thinking about something even if you aren’t drawn to, say, create transformative works about it? But maybe I should say something about Black Sails in particular…

4) Black Sails-specific: unreliable narrators and transformative works

If anyone hasn’t finished Black Sails, stop reading here, I’ll keep it vague but there’s only so much I can do. This is one thing that’s especially interesting to me about this ask: while I’m going on about how final and precisely plotted it all was, it’s not…that final. Because the entire point of the show is about narrative, right? Who gets to write them, who gets to own them, how they can be manipulated, how they shape “civilization.” Characters constantly talk—and constantly show—how both Flint and Silver (and, like, most of the characters, from Max to Thomas to Vane to Woodes Rogers) are these masterful shapers of narrative. Flint is the victim of clashing narratives: what’s actually happened to him, what he tells the world he’s doing, what he’s actually doing (note that explosive scene when Miranda calls him on this, ahhh I love Miranda). But the show’s choice to shift to Silver’s narration to wrap up events is a really fascinating one: the man who works so hard to obscure his past, laying out the narratives of the future. Should we believe him? 

I recommend this interview with creators Johnathan Steinberg and Robert Levine—the Flint section at the start is really delightful if you’re into artists being super into open-interpretation of their work. “Do we have a sense of what we imagine is happening?” Steinberg says when asked if we should believe Silver’s speech to Madi. “Yes, but if I was someone else, I wouldn’t want to watch it with my interpretation coloring it.” They talk about how this is essentially a transformative work (they don’t use that term)—a certain decision “made sense as a way to both acknowledge the book and spin it.”

So this is like the literal opposite of, say, JK Rowling, who seems intent on letting us know every freakin detail of canon and post-canon and seems genuinely unhappy at the idea that people will interpret things in ways that “aren’t true.” (At least in interviews I’ve seen/read of hers in the past few years.) Steinberg and Levine seem to be the ultimate “open to interpretation” guys, which really is like this big blank slate for fandom building on and playing with this world they’ve created. That being said, if oppositional fandom is your cup of tea—if you love fic and fandom as a corrective, as a way of wrestling a creator over the text—then the, “Go for it, interpret however you want” thing is probably not super appealing. 

This is the first time in my entire fandom life, going on two decades now, that I have simultaneously been really satisfied with a show’s ending and still wanted to write and read fic. And that seems…weird to me? So I don’t think it’s that weird that it wouldn’t work for someone. TL;DR: I’d just say if it happens, it happens. But it’s OK to love something and not find a way into the fandom. But if that changes for you, I’ll be there. :-)

puffandproud  asked:

Hey so question. After seeing a hell of a lot of Voltron coming across my dash, I'm really curious. Is it good? Should I watch it? It looks good... I don't know. Then the big issue is where would I watch it? You seem like the person to ask. Tell me all you can about it, but preferably without major spoilers?

So here’s my opinion on Voltron. I’ll give you the most unbiased version first.

Voltron comes from the same studio that Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra came from. While not exactly the same as the others, crew members who worked in those series came together to give Voltron (originally from japan) a new spin. While ATLA and LOK carry heavy themes of fantasy with very little sci fi, Voltron is the opposite.

If you’re looking for a series set in a sci-fi setting in the distant future, enjoy dynamic interactions between characters, and miss the many subtle and not-so-subtle lessons in big themes that ATLA and LOK often touched on, I would recommend Voltron.

Keeping in mind, of course, that Voltron’s primary demographic is similar to ATLA’s demographic (between 7- 13 year olds, officially) so there are parts that most of the older generations consider to be childish. (Which is…the point. Because. It’s a kid’s show)

My personal opinion? I absolutely recommend it. Take aside shipping for a moment (please actively do this when you start) and watch it as it’s meant to be seen.

It’s a story that touches on five teenagers that are suddenly thrown into the roles of protectors of the universe. A 10,000 year war that’s devastated much of the known universe, it focuses on how each of them come to terms with this new responsibility, whether they accept it eagerly or otherwise. They are very much teenagers in many aspects, young adults in others.

While a lot goes unexplained in regards to technological minutiae and scientific theory, it handles so much of it in a magical sense which is incredibly awe-inspiring. It makes it so nice to watch.

The dialogue is amusing and witty, characters clash in ways that feel realistic despite the whole “and suddenly the day is saved!” Feel that some episodes end on (but not without cause or reason lol) and ultimately the underlying story is treated with appropriate drama.

Voltron: Legendary Defender captures the feel of “greatness thrust upon you” and all of the characters respond accordingly. It’s refreshing, it’s super fun, and the animation makes the whole thing wonderfully enjoyable.

Now as to where to watch it, if you have Netflix, that’s the best place to support the series and watch it without any risks. I watched it there and had a good time with it. If you don’t have Netflix or have a means to borrow a friend’s account, Kisscartoon still has the episodes up there as far as I’m concerned (but you’ll need to be careful since KissAnime and KissCartoon have been under attack recently). I know of only those to be able to watch the show, so if there’s anyone out there who has any other ways of watching please reblog and show!

Now, for some personal thoughts.

When I watched the first episode, I will be honest, I got a little bored and stopped watching for a while. It felt very much like a kid’s show and I was like “eh. This is nice.”

Then I was doing a job that required I work from home and take calls and in between long downtimes, I had nothing better to do so I was all “eh, I’ll give it another shot”

So I started watching it. By episode 5 I was hooked. I absolutely loved Hunk, he had been my favorite character and seeing this loveable food enthusiast get some well-deserved screen time saving the day and overcoming his own fears, dude I was IN. I became fond of Pidge and even Lance’s flirty behavior left me snickering because that dude was ME.

Allura left me inspired, Shiro’s words gave me strength when I was facing a tough time. There was so much in there that helped me crawl out of a bad place I honestly didn’t realize I ended up neck-deep in. Now, I had seen old Voltron when I was a kid, so a lot of the stuff there I couldn’t remember aside from the fact that Keith originally piloted black and Allura was Blue’s Paladin… and I dunno I was like what–is this even the show I remember?? But I gave it a shot and loved how Keith was shown to be a very loyal, very dedicated right hand to Shiro’s black lion. (When season 2 rolled around finally, I fell head over heels for Keith. Bless that angsty shonen anime protagonist knock off. Goddd) and Even Coran! Whom I just dismissed as the annoying comic relief old dude who was more Charlie Chaplin than anything, ended up being a character I genuinely enjoyed writing in fanfiction.

By the time I got to the end of season one, I was so deep that when I looked up to click on the next episode I literally screamed “WHAT” when there wasn’t a new one. Season 2 wasn’t out yet. I went back and forth trying to see if season 2 had come out yet. I kid you not when I tell you I tore through the Internet and fell into my bed and groaned into my pillows when I found out season 2’s release date hadn’t even been confirmed! Some said it was fall of 2016 others said winter.

I remember getting on my skype group chat with multiple friends I’ve met and talked to throughout the years just to harp and exclaim about the show and it’s severe lack of season 2. I managed to get several of them to watch it and even dragged down with me into this hell we call Voltron! Hahahaha

After that I fell into the fandom, I read fan fiction, made some of my own, I even started my own webcomic inspired by the whole thing and made new friends along the way!

Now look at me, I’m getting ready to go on a huge adventure of my own where before I was miserable with the lack of direction my life had. I didn’t think the influence of a kid’s show would have such a great impact in my life but dude, it really did.

Listen, There are a ton of reasons to watch Voltron, some people may agree with me or not. But if you do end up watching it, if you do end up deciding like I did, and so many others before me and after me have done–you’ll probably end up going all, “holy shit this show is AWESOME!”

You might end up discovering new passions through it, you may end up making whole new friends and people you can end up calling family. You’ll probably end up incredibly annoyed at *that* side of the fandom, and you may end up being like many who have been unable to shake off the fandom drama and have had their experiences soured.

There are so many things you can encounter because of this show.

I decided a long time ago, that if I was gonna get into this series, I wasn’t going to get wrapped up in the same BS I did when I was in ATLA and LOK. And since then, I’ve been incredibly happy.

So, if you wanna try your luck and see what it has in store for you, I say, friggin do it. Jump in. Let it coax you in, test the waters, or dive in head first and see where the waters take you my guy.

I haven’t regretted a bit of it.

And if in the end you decide, “eh it’s not my cup of tea,” then hey, at least you tried it. :P