what has this world come to

Writing Prompts: Worlds 4th Quietest Let’s Play

So it has not escaped the attention of many, many people that Markiplier’s Worlds 4th Quietest Let’s Play video has been a little…Darkiplier-esque. So with that in mind, here are some direct quotes lifted from that video that might prompt you to start writing.

  • It deserves to be flayed alive on the sacrificial alter, however…
  • This will make your X a little easier to control, in case you were finding it too frustrating
  • You will see, oh you will see, what we can do.
  • What the F%$@ is bagel race
  • Oh no. I remember. 
  • I remember now why I abandoned you.
  • Oh the memories are flooding back into me. 
  • Oh the horrors of which my past has haunted me. 
  • There comes a time in everybody’s life when they must sacrifice for the greater good, and this is not that f^%$ing time. 
  • I wont break you unless you deserve to be broken. 
  • So long as we think the most peaceful thoughts in the world, we will be okay. 
  • What are you… How is that even what I want you to do?
  • Flop your stupid floppy body over this yonder way
  • And if you f&^% up…Oh you f&^%ed up…
  • Here comes a stabbing
  • I need you to question everything you’ve ever done in your life. 
  • Yes, throw the bottle in anger.
  • If you listen closely enough you can hear the anger neurons firing inside my brain.
  • I’m a man of considerable patience. 
  • Because I believe in me. 
  • Did it feel pity on me?
  • That’s what this is, isn’t it? I see your game. 
  • Why is it so hard to crawl over a pair of pants?
  • I don’t care if this is pretty much cheating. 
  • Why am I stuck to the underside of this?
  • There is nothing I feel inside my soul
  • I am a golden god
  • Excuse me breathing like a beast in your ear
  • It’s the only thing I can do to stay sane. 
  • Flailing wildly I see. Something I am very accustomed to. 
  • This seems impossible, and yet…
  • I saw everything that I knew and loved being destroyed in front of me.
  • Taunting and flaunting my victory to everyone around me.
  • I ask you, I beg you, I call to the heavens
  • Hold yourself before I wreck you
  • I will literally kill you
  • I closed my eyes for one second and you tried to betray me?
  • And you get pinned to that iron
  • And you cook in the fires of hell
  • I hate you with every fibre of my being
  • Why have you stopped toasting, friend?
  • And anyone who disagrees with me shall be punished severely
  • Let is be forgotten
  • It belongs in prison down there with chains unbreakable

… It’s basically the entire video.

3

Black Hat from Villanos
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a cartoon villain that I actually like. He’s confident and narcissistic, and has the powers to back it up; should he want to, he could probably destroy the world. The fault and comedy come from the fact that he has silly and clumsy co-workers.
I hope they don’t demean him into the regular villain caricature of overconfident personality but incompetent at actual villainy that you see so often.
Hopefully I’ll become more comfortable with drawing him. And while I’m enjoying drawing his teeth, the lack of nose, ears, and hair is tripping me up a bit. Also, fuck drawing hats what even????

simaethae replied to your post: pls participate in vital poll about what i should…

why no “all of them” option

NOTED i will do my best! 

“hey what’s up former rulers of the united states ho ho we kicked u out right good! did u kno about world war 2 i have come here to throw tea in YOUR river as well! ha ha oh god please don’t ask about trump and tell me we need more gun control I KNOW i’m upset now give me iced tea! fuck! am i talking loud enough? guys where can i get a burger holy shit you have prawn-flavored chips but why y’all calling them crisps when can i meet the queen?”

anonymous asked:

(Anon from dyslexia oneshot) don't worry please! It's just that I've never seen someone write something about dyslexia in this fandom and I feel really bad because I have dyslexia and I feel like no one recognises my disability because it's not an "poetic" as depression and anxiety. I noticed you didn't feel okay the other day so please be careful. It's not the end of the world if you don't get it done withing a week love 💙💙💙

💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

I’m gross sobbing, you’re so sweet!! I know what you mean with the lack of content torwards certain disabilities. I have central auditory processing disorder and honestly I’ve never seen a fic in my life that has a character with CAPD. So I can get where you’re coming from. I am feeling better now and should be able to focus on writing this now, though, so hopefully the first chapter won’t take too long!!💗💗💗

Anyone who lives in cleveland please be safe there is a man going around killing people at random; he just shot and killed an elderly man on Facebook live. Police say he is a black male, about 6′1″ who weighs about 244 lbs. He has a full beard and is wearing a dark blue and grey or black striped shirt, and he is driving a cream colored suv. Stay safe!!

The Performative Wokeness of Dear White People

“I plan to marry me a dark-skinned sister. Have the ashiest, blackest babies possible.” Says the character of Reggie (Marques Richardson) to his group of friends as they’re taking a stroll on the campus of Winchester University, the fictional university set in the world of Dear White People. Reggie’s proclamation came during a conversation about the character of Sam’s (Logan Browning) new white boyfriend.

The statement echoes a conversation that Sam has earlier in the series with her group of friends where she says that she prefers her men like she prefers her coffee “full-bodied with preferably Keyan origins.” Prompting Muffy (Caitlin Carver) to ask Sam, in Muffy’s words, “a dumb white girl question,” why it would be racist if Muffy was to only date white men, but not racist for Sam to only date black men. Sam goes onto explain that there are parts of her identity that white men will never understand in the ways a black man could. However, Sam does eventually start dating a white guy named Gabe (John Patrick Amedori), who only after being outed on his Instagram account, does she go public with.

Sam’s relationship with a white man becomes a point of contention for many of her closest friends, sparking an ongoing discussion in the series of whether a black person can really be pro-black, while also having a white significant other.

Reggie’s politics, however, are never challenged in the same ways that Sam’s are. His declaration of love for dark-skinned women, is dead upon arrival considering that the only other thing that he is known for outside of his pro-blackness, is his crush on Sam. A light-skinned biracial woman.

Based on the 2014 movie of the same name, Dear White People is a satire set at a PWI about college campus politics through the lens of black students. The show also explores the theme of identity. How often people assume identities or have identities projected onto them that contradicts who they really are. Identities such as being“woke.”

Used to describe a person who is socially and politically conscious, the word “woke” has surged in popularity within recent years due to social media and the rise of social movements such as Black Lives Matter. But what once was a way to describe someone’s political awareness, being, or staying woke, has seemingly dissolved more into a competition of who is more educated on race and other social issues.

Performative wokeness is examined within the world of Dear White People, with episode five featuring a scene where Reggie shows off an app he created called Woke or Not. The app shows photos of students at Winchester University and with a push of a button app users can determine whether a person is woke. Or not.

Even though Dear White People pokes fun at the absurdity and arrogance that comes from people who think they have the moral authority to decide who is or isn’t woke, the show itself falls into many of the same traps that it attempts to satirize.

In an episode centered around Gabe, he’s sitting at a table surrounded by Sam and other black women while they discuss white male privilege and how women of color are often passed over for opportunities that usually end up being given to mediocre white men. While he’s silently listening on, Gabe imagines himself banging his fist against the table as he looks directly into the camera and exclaims that sometimes people actually earn the things they get and that just because he’s a white man doesn’t make him an “asshole.”

“Asshole,” of course, seems just a tad bit reductive considering that being an “asshole” in this scenario is about benefiting from a society that prioritizes average white men over hard working black women. While the narrator says that only “a tiny part” of Gabe wishes he could make such a statement, it’s still concerning that Gabe, who is supposedly enlightened on issues of racism and sexism, is secretly harboring resentment against women of color for venting their frustrations about the institutions that systematically hold them back from opportunities

Is it possible that Gabe is being used as a conduit to discuss liberal racism? After all, episode five deals with how even “good” white people can be guilty of the same racism that they like to think they’re above. But this wasn’t Gabe’s first time making racially tone deaf statements without being taken to task. In the first episode, Gabe tells Sam that he wouldn’t let his friends make her feel like she didn’t belong in his “world,” after Gabe’s first uncomfortable meeting with Sam’s friends where he made a series of half-hearted attempts at trying to relate to the struggles of black students.  

 However, the most egregious occurrence of Dear White People’s lack of self awareness about their own performative wokeness comes with their handling of discussions surrounding colorism.  

The most improved upon element from Dear White People the movie is the colorism. In the movie, the character of Coco (Teyonah Parris,) a dark-skinned black woman, existed solely as a foil to Tessa Thompson’s version of Sam, a light-skinned biracial woman. With the movie being turned into a series, we see Coco, now played by Antoinette Robertson, develop into a fleshed out, fully realized character. But even with the series upgrading on the movie’s shortcomings, even going as far as calling Sam out on her light-skin privilege, the series began developing flaws of their own in regards to its colorism.

Joelle (Ashley Blaine Featherson) outside of being Sam’s best friend, also has feelings for Reggie, the guy who has feelings for Sam. This scenario is reminiscent to a flashback scene in episode four in which Coco longingly looks on as Troy, (Brandon Bell) a guy she has feelings for, flirt with Sam. Even though in that particular situation, the scene was a part of an episode that explores Coco’s relationship to colorism and how it affects her love life, the same motivation doesn’t appear to be behind the love triangle of Sam, Joelle, and Reggie.

The fact that the only light-skinned biracial woman of the show is constantly shown as the object of affection, while the two principle dark-skinned women of the show are depicted as coveting over color struck black men who constantly overlook them for said light-skinned biracial woman is disheartening to watch.

What makes this even more disheartening, is the fact that Joelle was walking right beside Reggie, struggling to contain her smile, as he declared that he was going to “marry him a dark-skinned sister,” only later to hook up with Sam. But Joelle, nor does anyone else, call him out about how his preference doesn’t align with who we actually see him dating.

Has Dear White People found itself stuck in the same tiny confines of identity that it sought out to expose through its characters? Can the contradictions that arise within the show merely be chalked up to poor writing? Or does it prove that inconsistency will inevitably happen when trying to voice the concerns of multiple people with varying opinions? A light skin woman can not speak to the struggles of colorism that a dark skin woman faces. A white man can’t relate to the problems a black man has. And one show cannot voice the opinions of all within a community.

What I Read This Week

I read some AWESOME fics this week and I’m so happy to share them with you! It was a long weekend in Canada so I had plenty of time to read :)

Pigeon Alley by DiAnna44, Teen, 6.8k (WIP)
What’s meant to be will always find a way. Victor and Yuuri? They’re meant to be. SO GOOD so far!! Actor AU!

clean up on aisle five by alipiee, Gen, 5.3k
“You have got to be kidding me. Please tell me you did not drag me around that shop for over an hour for you to leave without his number, but with coconut milk, four different types of pasta and gluten-free cereal - you’re not even gluten intolerant!” LOOOOOOOOVE THIS! It’s so so cute!

Love and Gelato by flowercrownyuri (elevensong), Teen, 7.6k
Victor’s life consists of three things: taking classes at the local university, figure skating on the weekends, and working at a florist shop downtown. After years upon years of monotony, he’s convinced that nothing can take him by surprise anymore. However, when a new employee begins working at Celestino’s, a gelato shop across the road, Victor’s immediately intrigued. I’M SOBBING I LOVE THIS SO MUCH

‘Cause I’m a Taker, 'Cause I’m a Giver, It’s Only Nature by ken_ichijouji (dommific), Explicit, 75k (WIP)
The story of how Yuuri Katsuki slept with, dated, fell in love with, and married Victor Nikiforov. Yes, in that order. Such a great fic! Updated today!

The Rules For Lovers by ADreamingSongbird, Teen, 142k (WIP)
Prince Yuuri Katsuki has a duty to his country, above all else (his desires, his dreams, and his happiness included), and he knows this alliance will help to ensure the safety of his people. That’s the only reason he accepts Prince Nikiforov’s hand in marriage. The pleasant surprise, of course, is the part where they fall in love along the way. The unpleasant one, well…That’s a long story. FINALLY got around to reading the whole fic and WOW I love it so much!! I can’t wait to see what happens next!

The Most Beautiful Man in the World (Who Lives in My Apartment Building) by preciousbunnynoiz, Teen, 6.4k
The Most Beautiful Man in the World lives in Yuri’s apartment building but alas Yuri only sees him when Yuri looks like a dumpster goblin. One of my new faves!! 

our doubts are traitors by astoryaboutwar, Explicit, 25k (WIP)
The powered assassins AU in which betrayal comes first, forgiveness second, and love was always somewhere in the equation. That update!!! Oh my god!!!!!!!

The Two Mr. Nikiforovs by bratinella, Mature, 15k
Secrets are normal in Viktor’s opinion. Yuuri shares his sentiments. Everyone has secrets they keep from others and he knows even Yuuri has some just as Viktor has. He is very grateful to have trust and understanding between them and Viktor allows his husband to maintain his privacy just as Yuuri gives Viktor his own. Which lies in the problem. LOVED THIS! Must read!!

We’ll Be Fireproof by Lukesnotpunk, Explicit, 26k
Yuuri is a lifeguard at his local pool, Victor is the star of the swim team that practices there, and Yuuri might spend more than a healthy amount of time watching Victor more than the other swimmers. Victor might notice. Awesome fic!! I never knew I needed a swimmer AU until now hahaha!!

(˃̶͈̀_˂̶͈́)੭ꠥ⁾⁾( ノ_ಠ)₍₍ (̨̡ ‾᷄♡‾᷅ )̧̢ ₎₎

Here’s to another week of great fic reading! Be sure to give the authors some love!

anonymous asked:

So I get it what happened was scary but he's in mexico which is so far away from the UK I feel like he's taking this way too personally considering the chances of anything happening to him are basically at zero. He should have taken this time to bring positivity not to cry the entire time and rush through songs or he should have just cancelled.

It doesn’t matter that he is in Mexico and the attack happened in the UK. People naturally are going to be fearful for a while. I’m not sure if Harry actually is afraid for his safety right now, I would hope not. But just like what happened with Christina Grimmie, people are going to be on edge and thinking about what might be coming next. You can’t blame Harry for that.

If Harry is emotional after a tragedy, let him be emotional. He, like many people from the UK and around the world, are still mourning. He has worked personally with Ariana and given her a song before. A lot of her fans are also fans of the boys. We already know one of the girls that has passed away was a huge fan of louis especially. Manchester is where Harry grew up because it was so close to Cheshire and that’s where people his age could go see concerts and hang out. Harry and the boys have played shows in Manchester. Manchester and the fans there mean a lot to him.

There are so many reasons Harry can be taking this especially hard, and for you to tell him how you think he should be acting is so ridiculous. He tried his best to bring positivity by saying be a lover. He tried to bring positivity by doing a show where all proceeds go to charity. He tried to bring positivity by singing his songs and performing even when he would probably rather be home with his family.

And it’s funny that you say he should have cancelled because I know if he did, people like you would be down his throat for it. Talking about how he’s selfish and the show was or charity and he should have just done the show anyway. Harry did his best tonight and put as much emotion and love into the show as he possibly could have and honestly fuck you for trying to twist this into something negative where Harry didn’t do a good enough job.

tl;dr Harry tried his best which was more than anyone should be asking for right now and we should be grateful he is safe and able to still do shows where donations are made to charity. Harry has such a big heart, I’m sorry you don’t understand that concept.

The Pawns And The Kings

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

Originally posted by bangtanbtsmut

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Type: Smut

Plot: The reader is kidnapped, left alone in utter darkness. Once the day of her auctioning comes, she’s given to the head of one of the worlds most powerful gangs, Jungkook. She was nothing but a gift to him. But her little soul turns out to have the power to turn the tides in the worlds angriest ocean. And it turns out, Jungkook isn’t the only man whom eyes have settled upon her.


“Close your eyes.” He whispered, his breath tickling the fine hairs on my ear as they stood to attention, making an almost unbearable shiver rake down my spine.

I nodded, letting my eye lids fall shut to his command, the abundance of sight making my nerves jolt in curiosity of what was to come next. What my outcome will be.

His lips trailed down my exposed neck, delicately brushing across the expanse of skin until his hands joined in, running along my sides before they met my shoulders, pushing me down on the bed.

I sucked in a breath at the sudden forced movement, making sure my eyes were kept shut no matter how explosive the desire was to take a peek - to possibly seek out his advances meaning. To figure out his motive.

He straddled my waist, his eyes burning into my skull, “Tell me, (Y/N), what are you afraid of?” He asked, puzzling me with such a question in such a situation.

Keep reading

To people who keep saying "if it wasn't for that lawsuit..."

Just stop it right there because if it wasn’t for that lawsuit BAP would still be underpayed, would still be unlimitedly exploited without getting a chance to rest and to live their private life. If it wasn’t for the lawsuit, members wouldn’t be able to contact their closest ones, they wouldn’t be able to visit their families, to attend important events with their friends. They wouldn’t be able to live basically. So yeah, I’m glad and proud that they did that. They just wanted their rights to be acknowledge, rights that every human being in this world has. I’m glad they did it together not just because of their friendship/brotherhood but because they were all equally mistreated as well. I’m super happy they came back, stronger than ever, composing their own songs, making their own choreos and all of this wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for that lawsuit. Please, fame isn’t important, it literally comes and goes. I’m proud of my boys because they do what they want to without feeling and burden whatsoever to follow the trend in order to get the recognition, they’re setting their own trend and I think it’s beautiful to see people like them staying true to themselves. I’m happy and more than proud rn to be a Baby. I hope boys feel proud of themselves because they’re getting that recognition slowly but surely. Always remember this, folks ✌

Thinking About Character Motivations

Whether it’s about why a character would commit murder or why someone would want a do-over in life, I get a lot of questions about character motivations. This is a very important question to ask yourself to develop a believable character because for every action and decision that is made there is some sort of motivation. You eat because you’re hungry, you sleep because you’re tired, you plot to take over the country because the current government killed your sister and framed it on you to further their political agenda. Or maybe you eat because nobody can turn down the deliciousness that is mint chocolate ice cream, you sleep because you’ve got a ridiculous migraine from all the ice cream, and you plot to take over the world because you plan to outlaw eating mint chocolate chip ice cream to have it all for yourself. No matter what the motive is the important thing is that the character has one. To help you come up with one for whatever insanity you’re planning (the scenarios I’ve seen from all of you make me equally proud and baffled) I’ve come up with a few points to consider to get your thinking gears moving.

1.     Consider how it relates to the main plot and subplot(s).  

Going back to taking over the country, there are millions of ways this story could unfold. What differentiates each and what makes it interesting is why the character wants to do this. Martin Scorsese once said “The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died, and then queen died of grief is a plot.” This is the way a character’s motive works: your story tells the reader what happens but the why and how is always more interesting. So ask yourself what kind of impact you want this motive to have on the plot because it is what will drive everything. When a character doesn’t have a motivation (like a villain who is evil because) there is no direction and no intrigue in the events as they unfold.

2.     Is it out of fear or desire?

To put it very simply, character motivation is fueled by either fear or desire (or maybe both). You could eat because you saw someone else eating cake and now you really crave some too, or you could eat because you fear dying of hunger. There are always primal fears and desires like the desire for survival, companionship and happiness and a fear of death and pain. These are great and can often come up but also try to personalize them to your character so the reader feels why it is important to them. Once you having something fueling the motivation it becomes much more real and gives you a better idea of how to use it.

3.     Make it fit with the genre.

Along with personalizing to the character, it’s good to keep in mind the tropes of the genre (remember tropes are not the same as clichés). In a romance the reader expects one of the motivations to be love, in a thriller it’s often about a fight for personal survival and/or to save someone or something. The reason this is important is because it would be odd for a character’s main motivation in a story about saving the country from foreign invasion to be becoming a pianist. Unless, of course the story is really about a young talent who loses their chance to travel to a music school because of war, but now the plot has changed, hasn’t it? There can be multiple motivations, especially when you cross genres like a YA adventure, or thriller with a romance but just remember that readers who give your work a try have certain expectations based on the genre so either try to match or rethink the genre you’re really writing.

4.     External and internal motivations.

External motivations are ones that are imposed on your character by external forces while internal motivations come from within themselves (personal desires). For example, take a police officer tasked with finding a kidnapped victim. They have the external motivation of solving this case because it is their job and failing at it would be failing their assignment and leaving a life in peril. They could also have many other personal motivations driving them like having lost their best friend to trafficking or something completely unrelated, like they are motivated to make their little kid proud. You can also try to make these motivations specific to differentiate from characters, at least in your own mind so you can weave that into the characters. External motivations can push the character into the plot but the internal ones can keep them going when things get tough and make readers truly sympathize with them.

5.     Finally, do your homework.

No matter how many tips you read here or anywhere else, none of it is going to matter if you don’t sit down and work out your character’s motivations to fit them and your plot. If you need motivations for something that you might not be familiar with (eg. why someone would commit a specific crime) or you need more information about the topic…RESEARCH! Remember, remember, remember that there are no cutting corners when it comes to writing so take a seat, let your mind explore the possibilities, and get to work.

Good luck!!

Originally posted by just-usmadd

Okay lets get this straight people...

You want to express your disappointment in a chapter? That’s okay…

You dislike so and so ship happening? That’s okay too…

No one is forced to like the direction a story is going, and of course no one is forced to like a ship happening that’s not their own, i know that cause i have been there too.

Let me tell you this, i would have honestly been upset if touken didn’t happen, just like how the hidekane shippers felt disappointed and sad, i would have vented my frustrations as well, its normal to be upset that something we wished to happen didn’t happen, no one can stop you from venting your emotions… 

See this is the thing, everyone is allowed to express their displeasure at something BUT WHEN YOU EXPRESS IT LIKE THIS 


I am sorry but WHAT THE EVER FREAKING FUCK IS THIS SHIT???

To go as far as to ask someone to kill themselves? For one do you have any shred of humanity in you to ask someone to commit suicide? Over a freaking ship? Do you think the world revolves around your personal wants? Let me spell this to the so called FANS, Tokyo Ghoul is NOT YOUR STORY, it is Ishida suis story, he has the absolute freedom to take his story in any direction he wants, he is not freaking entitled to respond to your whining, especially when it comes to a goddamn harmless FICTIONAL ship! 

I have seen many toxic shipping fandoms but i never expected this toxicity to reach Tokyo ghoul of all things! What bought us all together in the first place, the freaking ships? Heck no it was the story! Ishidas story. He made us intrigued and wait in suspense in whats to come next, he made us love his fictional characters that we as real people can even relate to, he made us emotional for these characters fates, and lets not forget his passion to showing us his flawless,evolving,gorgeous art, and his efforts to learn English so he can communicate with his international fans… he never stopped giving his best to us and now you ungrateful jerks suddenly want to forget EVERYTHING from what Ishida and Tg gave us…  

Its at days like these that i wish manga creators wouldn’t have twitters or any other form of social media where they might witness what these horrible fans… excuse me i meant ASSHOLES send death threats over a ship… I am just frustrated and disappointed with the ugly side of the fandom…

Nick Griffinbone is the antithesis of the Final Pam. Her other half. Two beings of great power, both capable of destruction and apocalypse, but while she embraces her role as the End, he seeks to turn back reality again and again in the name of turning the world of Skyrim into a more peaceful one. She is greeted with fear and terror, but he is greeted with reverence. While Pam is capable of great love, she ultimately exists for destruction; while Nick is capable of cruelty, he can never bear to let the destruction last.

Nick Griffinbone is the Lamb to the Final Pam’s Fifth Horseman. She comes when the Seventh Seal is broken and the world has been ravaged by mankind’s own thirst for destruction, but he appears as a guiding light in the heavens, guiding the people of the video game world to Kingdom Come on Judgement Day.

What I’m saying is that oh God please let Pam stay away from this one copy of Skyrim, because if these two clash it’s going to make the devastation spill over into our world and NOBODY WANTS THAT.

My 7 year old little brother figured this out while we were watching the Half Blood Prince. Ok so, Harry is a Horcrux, right? But what about all those times he should have died? Also, a basilisk fang or the sword of Gryffindor would have destroyed the Horcrux in Harry. In his second year, when Harry was stabbed in the arm by the basilisk fang, wouldn’t the Horcrux have been destroyed?