what is even going on here just

redrew the first vimes i ever posted back in 2015 for the 25th of may

it’s been two years now since i started reading discworld and not a day goes by that i don’t think about some part of it. it’s been so influential to making me the person i am today. jingo and night watch, in particular, are so eerily accurate to my feelings in the months since last november. we’ve all lost a lot, i think, in the way of faith in other people, in being able to trust that others will know that people should be treated like people, even if they come from a different place or do things differently.

pratchett’s writing provides not an escape from but a guide to the difficult times ahead. he lays out how things work, and just how fucked up they are, and then looks you in the eye and asks what you’re going to do about it. 

thanks for reading. we are here, and this is now.

anonymous asked:

when I first saw what Rian said about the romance I was really really upset but then I read what other people said about them being allies and how it takes time for a romantic relationship to develop and that literally lifted my mood. what I'm absolutely terrified of is what the antis are saying. I've already seen what some of them have said but it's going to get so much worse and they're going to bring that point up in literally everything. I just want to be safe and happy but idk if I can now

Here’s the thing, anon, and I’m going to be as blunt and honest as I can here.

When I was being abused, nothing terrified me more than fucking up. Even if it was minor, even if it was inconsequential, even if it was an honest mistake or just a human one. Because I knew that my abuser would lord it over me every. single. time they felt threatened, any time something good happened to me, any time I was already hurting and down on myself, any time they felt powerless and just needed to kick someone to make themselves feel better.

Antis have the exact same mindset. Think about it: when are they the most vocal and at their nastiest? a) When something comes out that’s good news for the Reylo fandom (shift in balance of power: we’re happy and they’re threatened); b) when something comes out that’s good news for them (need to strike out and hurt less powerful group to maintain euphoric feeling of power and righteousness); c) weekends/evenings/summers/any downtime, particularly for students (primary demographic for antis; we’re dealing with summarily miserable people, and downtime to think and self-reflect can lead to anger/helplessness and the need to project and lash out). 

And they will trot out the same fandom missteps over and over and over again, using it to tar the whole fandom with the same brush. They need us to be the bad guys. They need us to be wrong. And they will use every single scrap of ammunition they have to attack and try to reframe the narrative so that we are. They got some pretty good reinforcements today, just like my abusers did when I did something wrong, or when someone else said something justifiably negative about me that they could then twist and weaponize. 

I mention this not as a pejorative or to draw a neat parallel between antis and abusers (although there is significant connective tissue). The important part is how I finally stopped them from being able to lord those mistakes over me and kick me in the ribs:

Zero contact. Total inaccessibility. None of my past abusers have any access to me. I know that if they did, they’d resort to those same behaviors, because that’s how they operate.

And antis are the same way. In order to stop them, you have to keep them from getting to you, in any form. 

Block liberally and on-sight. Don’t ask questions, just block. I go so far as to block anyone I see liking or reblogging anti posts. Never, ever engage or speak to antis. Restrict who can view your blog if you have to. Disable anon asks. Blacklist anti keywords and remove yourself entirely from the discourse. The bottom line is that antis are mentally abusive and emotionally exhausting to deal with; protect yourself and don’t let them close enough to penetrate your defenses. Because they will, and they will attack with absolutely everything they have.

Remember: you’re dealing with people who want to hurt you. And the only answer to that is to not let them

anonymous asked:

with all of the asks that are send to you about the chapter i just have to say that i love your positivity about the future of kaneki and touka, that they are going to have a rough time but in the end they are gonna make it, i feel that this will not end with a tragedy like the first part, it's gonna be really rough and hard but they are gonna make it

Thanks anon! This isn’t just wishful thinking on my part either; I can appreciate tragedy just as much as a happy end (just look at my metas on the characters who I think are not going to make it), but from a purely logical analysis of the themes of this series I genuinely think they’ll both survive. I had a strong sense of what Ishida was doing here since I first discovered the existence of :re - a testament that even in the darkest, blackest pits of despair when all hope seems lost, the chance for happiness still exists. 

woah

okay, i just realized that Illumi was posing as Hisoka at the same time Killua was being held hostage by the Spiders during the Yorkshin arc. and like, he didn’t have any kind of visible reaction during the entire time Killua was sitting right there in the same room as him, after being kidnapped by the fricking Phantom Troupe!!!

I mean, I understand he couldn’t exactly grab Killua and high-tail it out of there with the entire Troupe watching and on guard, but I suddenly find it so weird that it wasn’t even mentioned, even with just a panel of Illumi thinking “What the hell are you doing here Kil?”  Did Hisoka mention it? How did that conversation even go? “Hey Illumi, can you do me a huge favor? Okay great! Also, you should know your precious little brother has been taken hostage by the Phantom Troupe. See ya soon, bye! <3″

I just can’t imagine him being calm about this situation, even though that’s apparently exactly what happened. And I didn’t even notice until just this moment. Anyone else find this turn of events weird all of the sudden? Or is it just me? 

Here’s a confession that you won’t hear from most artists; I’m sometimes scared to draw. I’m scared I’ll mess up, or that my drawing won’t be good enough, or that I’ll have to start all over again on a piece. But what keeps me going is this: starting over isn’t the worse thing that could happen, erasers and control z exist for a reason, and drawing everyday (even just for a little while) will help you move forward.

anonymous asked:

#91 with Chad?? He needs more love !!!

Greetings anon! I agree, Chad does not get a whole lot of love and totally deserves it (the big hard softie). I thought this picture was perfect for him so please give the artist lots of kudos! Even though it’s near the end of May I had a Halloween theme pop in my head for this one, so I hope you enjoy it.


Chad Yasutora – Prompt #91 - “Can I hold your hand?”

What possessed you (maybe that’s the wrong choice of word given the holiday) to agree to go to a haunted house with Ichigo and the gang you will never know. Well, that’s not entirely true. You know why you agreed to it; because Chad is here. It isn’t often he’s able to join the lot of you for evening outings because of work, so the fact that he has the night off is a minor miracle. Now if you could just avoid having a heart attack all will be well.

“Don’t worry, ______-chan, I’ll protect you,” Keigo says puffing out his chest.

“Hmph, more like you’ll use this as an excuse to grope the girls inappropriately,” Ishida comments prompting Keigo to whirl round on the bespectacled male and shout, “Hey! That’s what Chizuru would do, however I am a gentleman.”

“Put a sock in it will ya?” Ichigo says, smacking the short boy on the back of his head.

“You guys are so mean!” he whines before storming off through the entrance of your impending doom. Less than a minute later he runs out screaming like a girl, rushing past you all in a blur.

Watching him go you mutter to Inoue-san, “So much for protecting us girls.” The orangette giggles, her long tresses blowing in the sudden wind. The trees sway, branches rustling and making the scene that more ominous. Swallowing thickly, you follow your friends towards the rambling old house, curious how what was once no doubt a beautiful, sprawling estate turned into a tourist trap.

You’re trailing behind, slightly dragging your feet. To your utmost embarrassment, it’s Chad who notices you dawdling.

“_____-san, are you ok?” his deep voice rumbles pulling a slight tinge of pink to your cheeks.

“Heh, yeah!” you exclaim a little too enthusiastically, “Yeah, I’m great! Come on, what’re we waiting for?” You can hear the tremble in your own voice and by the look in Chad’s eyes (at least the one you can see) you’re fairly sure you haven’t got him fooled.

Just as you’re about to enter the dwelling, he pauses. He leans down and asks quietly, “Can I hold your hand?” The pink on your cheeks flushes to a deep crimson but you nod silently nonetheless. As your hand is incased in his large warm one he adds, “Thanks, I’m feeling a bit nervous.”

You smile, completely aware he’s lying but not caring one bit. Maybe at the end of all this, you’ll have the guts to finally tell him how you feel.

waldwasser  asked:

Oooh, now I'm curious! Any chance we'll get to see some of your Wardens/Hawkes/Inquisitors? :D (or are they already linked somewhere on your blog and I'm just too daft to find them?) They sound like a cool bunch (...except for Brolan)!

I don’t think I haven’t posted any pictures or stuff yet, except that Evelyn was my first profile pic I think?

anyway, here you go!

This was my first warden, Saya Cousland and this is basically the only picture I have because the few screenshots I took are kinda lost. After what happend to her family she wanted to save as many people as possible and she was basically the born leader. She talked and people listened and she took decisions and being a Warden very very seriously. Alistair became her best friend and husband and even if he wasn’t really happy about being made king he got kinda used to it because she taught him well.

“Just follow my lead, Alistair.”

Salia Tabris, my second warden, kinda took a while to get used to traveling with humans and being a warden. Even though she got along with all her companions in the end, Zev and Sten were closest to her. She actually recruited Loghain because she thought that killing him would be to merciful. (and she made him complete the ritual so he wouldn’t just die and be remembered a hero. also kinda just because she could). If you tried to mess with her it really wouldn’t go well for you. Like telling her she wasn’t a ‘real’ elf because she wasn’t Dalish? Not a very good idea.

“I didn’t want to marry him anyway” (after finding her dead fiancé)

Alessia Hawke was pretty easygoing except when it came to mages. Even if she and her sister weren’t on the best terms she tried to protect her and every other mage she could. Meeting Anders was basically love at first sight and I don’t think anything or anyone could break them up. She was just pissed that he didn’t tell her about his plan because she was so surprised that she couldn’t think of something cool to say. She always got into trouble and even though she complained about it all the time, her friends knew she was actually loving it.

“One more for me. We’re keeping score, right?”

Evelyn Trevelyan, my first quizzie, sided with the mages because Cassandra told her to and she trusted her with that. She married Cullen in the end but flirted a lot with all kinds of people. She was not really comfortable with making decisions and kinda was a ‘let’s flip a coin?’ - person. Most of the time she had no idea what was going on and made things up as she went. Also, next to Cullen, Dorian and Varric were her closest friends.

“That’s what I do. Fall out of the sky, make bad decisions, and somehow everyone still follows me.”

Elruin Lavellan, the light of my life. Even though he never wanted to be Inquisitor he always tried his best. Before deciding anything he spent night lying awake and fretting. He actually wanted to have mages AND templars as allies but since he went to the templars first… well he was never able to forgive himself for what happend to the mages. Dorian and he were incredibly close and they were even together for a short time before Elruin broke it off, because he felt that he was being a burden for Dorian but only told him the reason years later. He got together with Cassandra because she was always supporting him and knew how to handle him at his worst. Also because he admired her and her strenght and compassion. I really love him a lot and he was basically friends with everyone.

“I did what I could.”

And finally Althea Adaar, who is my quizzie atm. I actually had to play her for a while to kinda get to know her and what kind of person she’s going to be. Right now, she gets along perfectly with Blackwall and Varric and has like a serious crush on Sera even if she tries very hard not to let it show. She also hangs around Josie a lot. Funny enough, she’s probably the most suited to lead the Inquisition. Just recently she sided with the mages because freedom is incredibly important to her (seriously it wasn’t Bull’s best move to try telling her people lived better under the Qun and Tal-Vashoth were all savages…) and even though she cares a lot about her friends, she doesn’t care about people not being happy with her decision. It’s mostly a ‘I have to be able to live with the decisions I make and stand behind them and if you got a problem with that you can fuck right off’-situation with her, so she doesn’t make friends that easily.

“I am a horde of rampaging Qunari.”

notaflautist  asked:

Do you ever go through periods (I'm talking weeks) in which you are just barely interested or maybe even not at all in flute or music study at all? This happens to me, although I love music to death and can't see myself doing anything else. If this happens to you, what do you do to help keep your discipline (or do you just let it run its course and wait for inspiration)? Thanks!!

Here’s my video on finding motivation. When I’m 100% not feeling it I have conditioned myself to feel guilty if I haven’t at least played that day.  I might not enjoy it or feel inspired to but I will at least play some technical stuff and do something useful, even if it’s for 20 minutes.  Right now that’s easier because I have a project that requires me to produce something every single day.  

nxsuper  asked:

Yo fay I open my fresh new jobs. The cheer traver and just for you I add a special protections service eh eh *give special ticket* ya need to call miya and I skate here - eh eh good work for now keep up *fresh pop*

“What? I don’t understand what’s going on anymore. I don’t even have a phone or a skateboard. 
….
My nose hurts.”

5

ask and I shall answer — this is Yuuei’s unicorn daughter now ♫

  • Ravenclaw: I feel trapped.
  • Hufflepuff: We're in the middle of an open field.
  • Ravenclaw: No, I feel trapped in this moment in my life. Where am I going? What am I doing? And how am I going to get to where I want to be?
  • Hufflepuff: We're going to charms class, we're going to be doing charms work, and usually hard work and dedication. Try to think in the now.
  • Ravenclaw: Well, in the now I'm contemplating an assault on you.
  • Hufflepuff: At least you're thinking about here and now!

HE WALKS DOWN THE STAIRS SO SLOWLY BECAUSE HE’S HOLDING TOBEN SFFHJFS HE’S SUCH A PUPPY DAD I LOVE HIM

Friendly reminder that Artemis Fowl literally donated a hugeass amount of his money to his already richass all-boys school–anonymously–with the deal that his whole year will go on a field trip all the way to friggin Germany just so he can sneak away from the whole group to rob the most secured bank in the world undetected by his parents. 

Artemis’ passion for crime knows no boundaries. 

Beasts and Monsters:

DISCLAIMER: This is my personal opinion. In no way am I stating what I say here is canon or completely accurate. if you disagree with my opinion, that’s perfectly fine! Everyone has a different point of view, but if you are going to send me messages trying to argue points of view with me or send me hate messages, do me a favor and please just don’t even bother.

So since it has been confirmed that the Ackerman clan are known as a subproduct of titan science on the mainland of Marley, and thought to be Myth’s until Zeke, and I assume Reiner too, confirmed their existence to the Marlian governent, what if Annie knew this so called legend about the Ackerman’s too?

What if she knew and after hearing Mikasa’s surrname, came to the realization that the myth was actually true and that is where Mikasa’s insane strength and skill came from? And then, having made that connection, made the comment that Mikasa was a non-human beast when asked to share her fighting techniques, and instead of meaning it as and insult, meant it as an actual fact.

Annie calls Mikasa a beast, and later, Zeke calls Levi an outright monster. And he means it too. Not a monster in the sense of how powerful he is, but a literal living fucking nightmare that tore him to shreds, killed all of his titans, and managed to chase him all the way back over the wall. 

Even being fully aware that Levi had no blades left at his disposal to fight with, Zeke fled the battlefield and left Bertoldt to die as a result of having his power stolen. Choosing to risk the wrath of Marley and the loss of one of the most powerful titan abilities over having to possibly fight Levi again without his ability to shift.

That is how frightened of facing off against one of them Zeke truly is, and with good reason too.

So, after seeing two titan shifters (people who can shift into legitamate man eating rage-beasts that have killed TONS of people) refer to both Ackerman’s who have no abilities other than their strength (as far as we know) as something ghastly and fearful, on top of calling them a subproduct of titan science, mixed in with how fast they heal and how strong they are; I can’t help but question if those having blood of the Ackerman clan are actually 100% human. 

I can’t help but wonder if the reason they’re so feared, so strong, immune to the Founding Titan, and were at one point treated as a rogue weapon needing to be destoyed by the government they once served was actually because they are the ‘failed product’ of a titan shifter.

That the Ackerman’s are actually the result of human compassion and monster strength in one body. That they are, for all intents and purposes, a pefect mix of human and titan that was never intended to exist.

I wonder if they’re essentially a shared titan shifter that stands on the fine line at all times instead of needing to shift from one form to another. A perfect inbetween that is free of the paths connected to the Founding Titan, free of the 13 year life limit, and free of the curse that taints their blood. 

I can’t help but wonder if they’re actually the unintended, combined success of titan science and human nature.

4

I never came to the beach or stood by the ocean
I never sat by the shore under the sun with my feet in the sand
But you brought me here and I’m happy that you did
‘Cause now I’m as free as birds catching the wind

I always thought I would sink, so I never swam
I never went boatin’, don’t get how they are floatin’
And sometimes I get so scared
Of what I can’t understand

But here I am
Next to you
The sky’s more blue
In Malibu
Next to you
In Malibu
Next to you, baby

We watched the sun go down as we were walking
I’d spend the rest of my life just standing here talking
You would explain the current as I just smile
Hoping that you’ll stay the same and nothing will change
And it’ll be us just for a while
Do they even exist?
That’s when I make the wish
To swim away with the fish

Is it supposed to be this hot all summer long?
I never would’ve believed you
If three years ago you told me
I’d be here writing this song

But here I am
Next to you
The sky’s so blue
In Malibu
Next to you
In Malibu
Next to you, baby

Next to you
The sky’s so blue
In Malibu, baby
Next to you

We are just like the waves that flow back and forth
Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning and you’re there to save me
And I wanna thank you with all of my heart

It’s a brand new start
A dream come true
In Malibu

Levi Ackerman: The Abuse Claim

Alright, so here I am with another long ass meta post. Only this time, this one is directed solely at the legend, Levi Ackerman himself. Yet again, I am seeing the “Levi is Abusive” mumbo jumbo and I have spent my two years in this fandom quiet about my opinions on this for the most part because I do not enjoy drama. However, after this last batch of Discourse™ that I have seen, I have been pushed beyond my ability to bite my tongue. 

This is Part One to a two part meta, and this is me basically trying to shine light on Levi’s actions a bit and why he behaves the way he does. In no way do I try to justify all of the shit he carries out so don’t think this is just a fangirl squeal post. I’m simply trying to better explain his character for the people who seem to think he is some kind of rage beast who beats kids for fun in his spare time. 

I will be putting this under a Read More because it is extremely long and also contains spoilers. I’d also like to state that this would be best read from a computer or the mobile website as it contains a metric fuckton of manga panels used for reference (seriously use any other means outside of the mobile app to read this because the app will butcher this post and cut out a majority of the images). If you are sitting down to read this, please make sure you are comfy, cozy, and drinking a nice warm beverage. Now then, 

DISCLAIMER: This is my personal opinion. In no way am I stating what I say here is completely accurate. if you disagree with my opinion, good for you! That’s your prerogative. However, If you are going to send me messages trying to argue points of view with me or send me hate messages because my opinion differs from your own; do us both a favor and just don’t even bother. WARNING: Major spoilers ahead.

First and foremost, this is the scene I see brought up the absolute most so I’d like to go ahead and address it first:

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