What went down in Dislocoeur
  • Ms. Bustier: in many fairy tales the prince breaks the spell by kissing the princess, can anyone tell me why?
  • Ms. Bustier: that's not really an answer
  • Max: technically this only applies to 87% of fairy tales
  • Ms. Bustier: there's no way that number is correct
  • Ms. Bustier: maybe like 7% or 8% at most
  • Ms. Bustier: yes Rose we got that
  • Ms. Bustier: who are you even talking to
  • Ms. Bustier: are you saying that in the imperative
  • Rose: pls do the smoochy thing :( #ladynoir
  • Adrien: well I just wrote this poem time to toss it in the garbage with the rest of the fandom
  • Marinette: hmm I wonder what that hot guy threw in the trash
  • Marinette: ooh it's a poem!
  • Marinette: "roses are red, violets are violet, poetry is f**king hard, do the smoochy thing pls"
  • Chloé: hmm why is Marinette looking through the garbage
  • Sabrina: did you know there's an entire fandom in there?
  • Chloé: wow she must be really desperate
  • Max: kk Kim it's time for you to run along this route and meet your crush on a bridge
  • Kim: why is her route so convoluted
  • Max: idk but if you meet her on that particular bridge and give her this particular jewel you've got a 87% chance of success
  • Kim: there's no way that number is correct
  • Kim: maybe like 7% or 8% at most
  • Marinette: I say go for it!
  • Kim: kk, running now
  • Marinette: now imma write a poem to Adrien
  • Chloé: and imma break the hearts of a buncha tweens
  • Chloé: hey tweens! you see how fabulous I am? well I'm never gonna date you
  • Chloé: do you see what you're missing out on
  • Chloé: well that was fun anyway I hope one of you gets akumatized now
  • Chloé: b**ch I'm out
  • Kim: *goes to bridge*
  • Kim: this is the Pont des Arts, right?
  • Kim: so where did all the locks go
  • Kim: it's just panes of plexiglass
  • Kim: this is way less romantic now
  • Chloé: hey Kim
  • Kim: hey Chloé lemme smash
  • Chloé: are you for real
  • Kim: I got you blue AND yellow
  • Chloé: you're as pathetic as that meme
  • Kim: she doesn't want blue and yellow
  • Chloé: look I've got a buncha tweens clamoring after me now
  • Chloé: so you're like fourth in line at best
  • Chloé: BYE
  • Kim: what has my life come to
  • Hawkmoth: wow this is even more sad than usual
  • Hawkmoth: like, I actually feel really sorry for you
  • Hawkmoth: so here have an incredibly cool transformation
  • Dislocoeur: now we're talkin
  • Dislocoeur: I've got a bow and arrows!
  • Dislocoeur: pew pew pew!
  • Marinette: and now it's POETRY TIME
  • Alya: whaddaya got
  • Marinette: "roses are nerds, poems are easy, lemme smash pls bc I think you're hot"
  • Alya: wot
  • Marinette: wow romance really isn't all that great when you're honest about it
  • Alya: wow and here I didn't think you'd ever have enough experience with romance to figure that out
  • Marinette: ooh sweet burn
  • Marinette: btw that flying guy just shot you with an arrow
  • Alya: yeah that's where the sweet burn came from
  • Alya: and now I'm suddenly tempted to go confront Nino in a rap battle
  • Marinette: YES DO IT
  • Marinette: ok Tikki let's kick that flying guy's butt
  • Dislocoeur: hey it's Ladybug!
  • Marinette: no not yet
  • Dislocoeur: oops sorry
  • Marinette: Tikki, spots on!
  • Dislocoeur: there we go!
  • Ladybug: welp running away now
  • Dislocoeur: pew pew pew!
  • Chat Noir: hey Ladybug I've got a confession to make
  • Ladybug: look I already know you love me ok?
  • Ladybug: please don't endanger us by confessing what's already incredibly obvious when there's a supervillain trying to shoot us
  • Dislocoeur: *shoots Chat Noir*
  • Ladybug: that one's on him
  • Dislocoeur: yeah kinda
  • Chat Noir: now imma kill you
  • Ladybug: why
  • Chat Noir: because hate always wins
  • Ladybug: citation needed
  • Chat Noir: citation: the US election
  • Ladybug: ok fair point
  • Chat Noir: you just accepted anecdotal evidence as proof of a general claim
  • Ladybug: oops you're right
  • Chat Noir: now prepare to die
  • Dislocoeur: *tracks down Chloé*
  • Chloé: wow and here I thought you couldn't get any more ridiculous
  • Dislocoeur: imma shoot you now
  • Chloé: and give me the ability to make even sweeter burns than usual?
  • Dislocoeur: wait nvm that's a terrible idea
  • Chloé: wow even as a villain you can't succeed in anything
  • Dislocoeur: hey Hawkmoth can you Tier 2 akumatize me?
  • Hawkmoth: sorry buddy you're on your own
  • Ladybug: I gotta figure out how to dehateify Chat Noir!
  • Brain ghost Ms. Bustier: the prince breaks the spell by kissing the princess
  • Brain ghost Rose: DO THE SMOOCHY THING
  • Ladybug: disclaimer—the following kiss is intended solely as a means of counteracting Dislocoeur's akuma-granted ability, and should not be interpreted in any romantic or otherwise non-platonic context
  • Ladybug and Chat Noir: *do the smoochy thing*
  • Chat Noir: I don't remember any of that
  • Ladybug: good now end that f**ker
  • Chat Noir: *ends that f**ker*
  • Ladybug: well I guess we're done here

Whaddaya know, I actually got around to drawing Tourmalinated Quartz in SU’s style! Still don’t think I improved on imitating the style, but oh well. At least I’m getting better at hands.

Drawing her gems is so goddamn difficult cause I have no idea how to draw the needles of Tourmaline - especially in the show’s style. So wynaut just make them 3 lines.


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Ok I’ll bite, whaddaya got for Genji?

Oh it was for the meme I guess, I didn’t know what to ask so I figured I’d ask you about genji, got any favorite headcannons?

so for the ask meme:

- how often I play them: I actually have 18 hours on Genji in qp, I don’t know how or when did that happen, I don’t play him anymore. I was pretty decent at Genji when Overwatch launched, I had to play him because I love him as a character so much for some reason. And… you know. People got better, learned to play him and I decided it’s not really for me. I don’t really play him anymore. Only like once a month maybe. Though when I really get into it… it’s fun. He’s a really fun character (and then I try to double jump as Mercy)

- which maps I like to use them on: It’s hard to say if I don’t pick him.

- which skin I currently have equipped: Nihon. I had Sentai equipped because he’s such a big dork! And! I love! This!

- who I ship them with: I ship Genji with a good Nanoboost followed by a sextuple kill or with a Graviton Surge (only if he’s on my team)

McCree, Lucio, Pharah, Sombra, Zenyatta? a bit. Roadhog

I can’t really think of any hcs right  now ):

Oh wait… I have one. You see this hexagonal shape on his neck?


I think this is a voice comm thingy that’s directly connected to his vocal chords or (wired to his brain) something like that. To support my theory - we never got to see Genji take off his faceplate. Not in the cinematic, not in new skins (while some of them are not even cannon). We get to see only his eyes in his blackwatch skin. That’s because he might be lacking his jaw and/or maybe even part of his neck. What I’m saying is during the encounter with Hanzo, not only his body was sliced in two (possibly) but also the lower part of his face got absolutely mutilated. Hence the robotic sounding voice. It’s digitally generated.

From TvLine:
Question: Any intel on NCIS? —Marsha

Ausiello: The Dec. 16 holiday episode (which also doubles as the fall finale) marks the return of three notorious cyber terrorists: Former Systems Administrator Kevin Hussein (played by Ethan Rains), Heidi Partridge (Erin Allin O’Reilly) and Lester Patel Ajay Khan (Vik Sahay). In the wake of a city-wide Internet blackout the week before Christmas, the NCIS team pulls the trio out of prison to help with the case, and, whaddaya know, I’ve got an exclusive first look at their comeback below!

For my love, Sonic. You’ve been so good to us. There are no words to describe how much you’ve impacted our lives. Thank you for being the blue dude you are. Love ya ^^ Have a wonderful 24th birthday!

“No, I’ll carry the cake”

“No, I insist that I carry the cake”

Amy and Knuckles argued back and forth. Knuckles was obviously more suitable for the job while Amy just wanted to be the one to present it. Of course, she did make it, but it was too heavy for her to carry, hence the reason Knuckles insisted in the first place.

“Does it matter who carries it as long as it makes it there?” Tails questioned.

Knuckles and Amy looked at Tails then to each other before Amy finally let go of the cake and folded her arms with a huff. Knuckles smirked approvingly.

“My my, you sure you want to leave it in this knuckle-head’s hands? Those mittens of his might make it a little hard for him to grip, dont'cha think.” Rouge teased, earning a growl from Knuckles and a giggle from Amy and Tails.

“Oh, I’m sure Mr. Knuckles won’t let that happen. This is Sonic’s birthday cake after all, he’ll be extra careful with it, won’t you Mr. Knuckles.” Cream reassured with a loving smile.

Knuckles blushed. “Uh, r-right.”

“As I suspected!” Amy yelled as she pointed up ahead. “There he is, resting in that same tree he’s always napping in around this time of day.” She sighed.

“How do you even know tha-”

“My heart is never wrong! Also, if you know Sonic like I do, you’ll know where he’s been, when he’s been there, and who he’s been with.” She concluded.

“Ya mean if we stalk him like you do.” Rouge said pointedly.

Amy stiffened and glared at the bat. “I do not. Stalk. Him.”

Rouged shrugged. “Call it what you want, it’s no secret that you’re bound to be within fifty feet of him 24/7.”

“Why did I even agree to this.” Shadow muttered to himself, but was heard by Cream who looked up at him with a raised brow.

“Because you’re his friend, Mr. Shadow. Don’t you want to help celebrate his birthday? He celebrated yours and Ms. Rouge’s the other week, wouldn’t it be nice to do the same for him?” She spoke with the utmost sincerity.

Shadow looked down at her with this ‘Are you serious’ look on his face before he rolled his eyes and sighed. “Yes, I suppose.” Cream beamed and took his wrist into her hands as they all continued walking towards Sonic’s sleeping figure in a tree.

As they came closer, they were signaled by Amy to lightly creep under the tree as to not wake him. They quietly set up the picnic materials on the grass, Tails setting the blanket, Rouge handling the cups and plates, Knuckles placing the cake, and Cream and Amy putting out the chili dogs and snacks. When they were done, they all quietly stood up to face him and on the count of three, yelled HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sonic yelped as he shot up from the branch fell to the ground. They all laughed, with the exception of Shadow who just chuckled at his rivals’ dismay.

“Geesh, guys, you could’ve given a guy a little warning.” Sonic said as he brushed off his fur.

“Then it wouldn’t have been a surprise, silly.” Amy said.

“Sorry, Sonic. We hadn’t seen you all day, but thanks to Amy, we were able to find you finally and you just happened to be asleep.” Tails explained as he smiled sheepishly.

“It’s not like you can’t appreciate this. After all, I did leave the Master Emerald for this.” Knuckles scoffed as he folded his arms.

“Aww, Knux left his precious emerald all alone for lil ol’ me?” Sonic teased as he bashed his eyelashes playfully at Knuckles whilst the others laughed. Shadow huffed and turned away.

Knuckles growled and was about to protest but was ignored when Sonic turned to face Shadow. “And look who’s not as much of a grump hog as I thought. I didn’t know ya cared, Shadster.” Shadow slightly looked over his shoulder and smirked. Sonic awaited a response but was met with a saluted-hand wave as Shadow took his leave.

Amy huffed and stood beside Sonic with hands on her hands on her hips. “Some party guest. He’s not even going to stay and celebrate. What’s his deal?” Amy complained and turned to Sonic who was still looking in the direction Shadow left, smiling. “Huh?”

“…Nah, Ames. That’s just his way.” Sonic said, mentally understanding the friendship he and his rival share. After a few seconds of awkward silence, Sonic clapped and licked his lips as he turned to the others. “Alright! Whaddaya got for me?”

Amy held her arms out in front of him to block his view of the food. “Nu uh uh. There’s still one little surprise left.”

Sonic raised a brow and, as if on cue, a portal opened out of nowhere as the visitors emerged from it. Silver and Blaze had joined the party, with ice cream tubes in hand.

“Hey, guys. Happy birthday, Sonic!” Silver said, giving a high five to the blue dude.

“Glad you guys could make it! I thought after that last party, you’d of thought twice about this one. But I assure you, there are no “Time Eaters” crashing this party.” They all laughed, recalling Sonic’s last celebration and what an “adventure” that turned out to be.

Not even a few minutes after, Team Chaotix arrived with balloons, instruments and other party favors. This party picnic was turning out to be the best. Sonic thanked everyone for setting it all up and shared a little speech to show his appreciation.

“Look, you all know I’m not one for makin big speeches, but if I had to say anything…I’d say…”he paused and took a moment to look at everyone before he continued on with a breathy smile, “You guys are the best. I mean that. I wouldn’t be here without any of you. And quite frankly, you’ve all made my life a lot more interesting than I would’ve imagined. You’ve all been with me on so many adventures that we can look back on and say “You remember when we went there?” or “When we did that?” or “Defeated that?” Heh…it’s funny…but I have a feeling we’ve got a lot more of those adventures ahead of us…and I wouldn’t want to experience them with anyone else other than you guys. I’m proud to call you all my friends.” Sonic teared up a little at the end, but quickly wiped away a tear and chuckled at himself.

Knuckles laughed and ruffled Sonic’s quills. “Don’t you go all soft on us, Big Blue.”

Tails joined in. “Yeah, who am I gonna look up to if you’re the sensitive one, heh.”

“Hey, why not me?” Knuckles said.

“Exactly” Tails hummed.

Sonic laughed at the two standing on either side of him and stood tall as he raised a fist. “To new adventures!” The others followed suit.



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AO Scott Would Like Another Harvey Wallbanger, Please

In “Death of Adulthood in American Culture" , critic AO Scott not only links the end of Mad Men with the death of patriarchy – WHEW, THANK GOD THAT’S OVER – but also with the death of grown ups: ”This slow unwinding has been the work of generations. For the most part, it has been understood — rightly in my view, and this is not really an argument I want to have right now — as a narrative of progress. A society that was exclusive and repressive is now freer and more open. But there may be other less unequivocally happy consequences. It seems that, in doing away with patriarchal authority, we have also, perhaps unwittingly, killed off all the grown-ups.“  

He goes on to say some deeply, unintentionally hilarious stuff such ”We Americans have never been all that comfortable with patriarchy in the strict sense of the word,“ which will be news to the women living (and dying) under its strictures for years/decades/centuries.  But what gets me isn’t this misreading of current cultural attitudes. It isn’t even the all-too-familiar whining over YA lit and superhero movies, the cherry-picking of popular books and films to support his idea that Hollywood promotes ”an essentially juvenile vision of the world" or the acknowledgment of one’s own crankiness and snobbery while indulging in said crankiness and snobbery.  What gets me is his idea that the ascendence of feminism in pop culture (in the form of Beyonce and others) and the centering of women’s friendships/lives in a few TV shows, books and movies is a sign of arrested development rather than progress: "Why should boys be the only ones with the right to revolt? Not that the new girls are exactly Thelma and Louise. Just as the men passed through the stage of sincere rebellion to arrive at a stage of infantile refusal, so, too, have the women progressed by means of regression.“  Is this man seriously telling me that Beyonce — entrepreneur, entertainer, mother, a woman who integrated novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ideas about feminism and sexuality into her music — isn’t a grown up?  That YA writers Maureen Johnson, Libba Bray, Rita Williams-Garcia, Jacqueline Woodson, Meg Medina, Nnedi Okorafor, Malindo Lo, Brandy Colbert, Kekla Magoon, Cindy Pon, Ellen Oh and countless others aren’t adults fighting the good fight with their writing (and their work outside of it?)  That a fascination with the girls of "Girls” precludes a fascination with the girls of “Wadjda” or “Winter’s Bone,” or the women of “Homeland” or “The Good Wife”? 

The implication that our art, our characters, our stories, represent nothing but a certain adolescent pleasure in bucking the system, that only white men can be truly serious in their subversion, is as laughable as it is enraging.  Scott writes: “The founding brothers in Philadelphia cut loose a king; Huck Finn exposed the dehumanizing lies of American slavery; Lenny Bruce battled censorship. When Marlon Brando’s Wild One was asked what he was rebelling against, his thrilling, nihilistic response was ‘Whaddaya got?’ The modern equivalent would be ’…’”  


Dot, dot, dot. As in “Who cares?” or “Who knows?”

But I’d say the modern equivalent is, oh, rampant sexism, maybe? The continuing scourge of racism? A thousand other isms?  

Only a man who claims that patriarchy is dead could imagine that our work here is done. 

to i swear, i say (pt 1)

pairing: raychael, mentions of mavin

warnings: mentions of drug & alcohol use, mentions of alcoholism

summary: Michael was supposed to be studying for his AP Euro exam on Tuesday, but here he was, getting drunk at a party. And what better place to crash than Gavin’s house?

Unless it’s not Gavin’s house. But that inhabitant is pretty attractive, so it’s not that bad, right?

author’s note: probably only going to be a 2 or 3 parter, but this prompt looked pretty cool so i had to do something


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