what a beautiful character

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“The moment we sat down and talked to each other, we had like a natural connection right away. He said to me afterwards that the most important thing for him was to feel comfortable. He had to be comfortable with me and I had to be comfortable with him to do all the stuff that we did this season. I think we just clicked and he felt as much as I did.” (x)

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Some particulars from my snapchat, chronicling the EPIC FUCKING DND GAME OF TONIGHT

Including this boss-ass diorama that @edwardinkhands, aka the world’s best DM, created, and the MOST TRAGICAL END TO A DRAGON-DAD, EVER.

RIP, Thaddeus, my (character’s) step-daddeus, aka Markender the Traitor, aka the meddler of the realm, aka the best foster-dragon-dad to both dragon and dad, ever in the realm of ebberon.

You’ll be missed, pops!

rhodey is the cutest person i can’t believe this,,, saying “boom” when something goes his way…Dad Jokes™… being So Into Being War Machine oh my god literally every one-liner rhodey has is life-changing i can’t believe how good he is??? “welcome to the dance floor, boys. oh no, i didn’t say you could leave” “I think it’s weird. you look like two seals fighting over a grape” “you look damn good mr president but i’m gonna need that suit back” WAR MACHINE,,,COMIN AT U,,, “no, it’s your fault, I just wanted to say I’m sorry”

he adapts so quickly to ridiculous situations he’s brave and resilient and selfless and incredible and his password is WARMACHINEROX with an x all caps what a giant dork i love him @ marvel where the fuck is my war machine movie

He conveys as much love through his soulful eyes as he does through his words and they are always highlighted because of the beautiful makeup work on the show. His eyes become a big part of his character. When Magnus is looking at Alec with looks of admiration and love, the message is never lost because Shum says so much with his eyes.
—  spoilertv about Harry Shum jr
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i feel like this is an accurate representation of Tords character

Edd: Hey, are you two ok? you’ve been in here a long time-

Tord: Oh? Hello Edd

Tom: Help.

Edd: uhh hi

Tord: Goodbye Edd!

Edd:PFFF yeah, omg

I remember how I hated them. Because they hated me. And I couldn’t understand why. I wondered why I even existed. That’s when I found out I had this demon inside me. It wasn’t my fault, but everyone acted as if it was. That just made it worse. But then… a few people came along who paid attention to me. That made it better. It was alright then, even though I had this monster inside me. Even though everyone else acted like I didn’t exist. Because I wasn’t alone anymore. For the first time in a long time, I was happy again. Really, really happy. They made me remember how good life could be. They made me glad to be alive. But when I think back to where I was before I met them, it’s scary. Nothing but pain and darkness. What would I be like if I stayed there? All alone. That’s how come I can understand him.” 

N a r u t o  U z u m a k i


Note: I don’t think we give enough credit to Naruto—or at least, not at this point in time. This was Naruto reflecting on his life after meeting Gaara, after seeing how similar their situations were yet how drastic their outcome. 

Naruto may not have a high cognitive intelligence, but his emotional intelligence goes above and beyond the norm. Emotional intelligence refers to a person’s ability to perceive, control, evaluate, and express emotions. Research has found that individuals with strong leadership potential also tend to be more emotionally intelligent—which just supports even further why this unpredictable hyperactive ninja became Hokage. 

I know at this time we found it really amusing that he always stated, “I’m gonna be Hokage someday!” and assumed that obviously the show was going to end with that because of the efforts he put to get there, but I think it’s really important to note how Naruto was such a great candidate for that position because of this inherent quality. 

I read somewhere how when encountering a person who is extremely unstable mentally or otherwise, the first and foremost thing you should do is listen to what they have to say—to try and understand them. Why? Because most of the time, such people just need someone to just accept their emotions and their words as holding importance—to accept the fact that their emotions are real and worthy of attention. 

We have made Naruto’s ‘talk-no-jutsu” somewhat of a joke and just something more funny than serving a purpose—and yes, sometimes it does appear as if it is overdone—but just think about it for a second. This is the ninja world where these shinobi are constantly killing and such a life is traumatic at times. Think of all the people Naruto has met that have gone through so many traumatic experiences and are just not mentally stable and the very first thing he always does is listen. To try and relate. To understand them. To say, “Hey, I hear what you’re saying, and I understand your emotions are real.” 

This quality of his—THIS right here is why he TRULY became Hokage. Why he was so qualified for the position. He never believed any feeling or thought was below him and he always listened to each person he encountered. He brought people together this way. And when you’re sitting at such a high position as Hokage (or whatever position of leadership), it is SO important to be both perceptive and receptive of e v e r y person out there—no matter what their status/rank/race/age/personality/ideology/etc.

And on top of that all, Naruto was very self-aware. Do you see how he reflected on being the kyuubi container? He’s this thirteen-year-old kid who realized that the hate people had was targeted toward the kyuubi container, not him. But because they were one in the same thing, the hate was also targeted towards him. And because he was able to grasp this concept, he was able to use this to push forward to turn that hate around by reaching out to one person at a time until he was reaching out to the whole of the shinobi world. 

It’s honestly so beautiful. We could all learn so much from his character. And try to apply some of his methods to our daily lives. Imagine how much positive change that would bring into this world. 

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Stranger Things appreciation week // day four » favorite brotp

Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will (and Eleven) 

You lend them your cool stuff, 
like comic books and trading cards
and they never break a promise

Ryan & Chad: Basically give a handjob to a baseball bat together before singing a song that includes the line “I’ll show you how I swing” & involves a lot of bending over before ultimately switching entire outfits with each other between scenes.
Disney: Just sports-loving bros swapping clothes.

Steve Rogers: Entire multi-film personal story arc motivated by his love for and devotion to Bucky.
Disney: Just dudes being pals.

Baze Malbus: Recites what are essentially Jedi wedding vows to the dying Chirrut Imwe before doing a suicide run at the Stormtroopers.
Disney: Just guys being dudes.

live-action!LeFou: Sings the exact same ‘Gaston’ song that was in the animated original, & ultimately has a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment of dancing with another man.
Disney: We are so proud to have our first openly gay character!

You’re all going to think I’m exaggerating but just hearing Aaron Tveit singing in any of Les Mis is enough to make me cry. Literal tears have rolled down my face as soon as Enj’s part in One Day More starts, I swear to god I’m that extra. I keep thinking I’m over it but then ABC Cafe plays and I’m crying and I can’t help it

anonymous asked:

Smth i hate about straight white men writing marginalised characters it feels to me that its either gross stereotypes or "this is how i feel you SHOULD act" im so sick of settling for badly or grossly written characters because its the only lesbian i can identify with :(

Originally posted by meanwhileongiphy

It is one of the most tiring things in my entire life.

Straight White Men do not know how to write marginalized characters, I’ve seen good attempts and I’ve seen bad attempts. But I’ve never seen a Straight White Man succeed and at this point, I just have no faith in any of them.

Which is why I wholly support more marginalized writers and developers, especially in the gaming industry. It is why I want in the gaming industry, because we need to see more of ourselves there. Not just as characters, but actual developers with direct input.

Ok, let me explain why Killian Jones becoming deputy is my most FAVORITE headcanon to become true.

This guy ditched the Royal Navy and became a pirate, because their corrupt king caused his brother’s death. He saw the Navy as a way to become an honorable man, but he decided to pursue something more honorable than serving a corrupt king. (”For at least among thieves, there is honor!”)

Killian becoming deputy just makes the Storybrooke Police Department more of a family business since Emma and Charming are already in it. Kind of cements his place in the family and town. Not that he already wasn’t, of course, but becoming deputy makes him even more a part of the community. 

It’s also him coming full-circle. Taking up a mantle as someone to protect the realm from harm of villains. It’s just so wonderful and beautiful for his character development and I’m just overwhelmed at what beautiful poetry this is :D

And let’s face it; guy needs a day job LOL

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How long have you been able to see?

                                                                My whole life.

Haitian Character named after Butterfly

Anonymous asked:

I’m working on a character of Haitian descent–her name is, according to Google at least, the Haitian creole word for butterfly, upon which many of her powers are based. 

My concern is that, in my excitement for what I saw as an adorably beautiful/cute character, I only belatedly remembered that I’ve seen a post on here before about too much association between characters of colour and animals/bugs. Should I find another theme for her besides butterflies?

[shortened ask]

In the majority of cases, It’s all about association. Seeing as butterflies have a more positive connotation (More so than bugs like beetles and stinkbugs as in the other ask we took issue with), and doesn’t overdo the connections to her with this insect, I don’t see a problem with it.

By not overdoing it, I mean I would not mirror the majority of her actions to a butterfly or any animal, even if you do allude to some similarities at times (such as grace, beauty or gentleness). Same goes for her physical appearance. 

Additionally, it would be nice if others were given some slight animal connections so she’s not singled out, preferably a non-Haitian and/or white characters if they exist in the story.

I’m not Haitian, though, so Haitian followers feel free to comment.

Further note on association: 

Don’t always take your own perspective of what is positive or not-positive. Do your research, as connotations and symbolism can vary by culture, have more meaning than you’re aware of, and have historical implications that make something offensive. 

Search fields like “butterflies in x culture, symbolism/importance of butterflies in x culture” may give you a start.

~Mod Colette

one big homestuck family