what people think we do

i’m sorry but isn’t this colour scheme….a bit…..familiar………

another family photo ruined.

As an autistic person, PLEASE refrain from reblogging content of us where we are aggressively referred to as “pure” and “good” and similar terms.

We’re no more or less good or pure than anyone else, and implying that a developmentally disabled person is somehow pure is incredibly ableist and suggests that we aren’t capable of understanding things that are bad, complex, gritty, or dark because our minds aren’t developed enough to do so.

This is the same type of thinking that enables our abuse, because people think we don’t understand what happens to us when we really do have a conscious perception of the abuse - people who think we can’t possibly know what abuse feels like don’t believe us when we say we’ve been hurt.

It’s especially dehumanizing when attached to a video, because comments like “GOOD AND PURE” are put onto videos of cute animals, and tacking the “GOOD AND PURE” comment on inspiration porn of autistic people - and other developmentally disabled people - is treating us exactly like those animals and no, it isn’t cute at all.

Have enough empathy/sympathy/decency to curate the videos you reblog please, and if a video of autistic people is treated like a video of cute kittens keep that shit off your blog for fuck’s sake.

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He could not understand it; but there were symptoms of intelligence between them—he thought so at least—symptoms of admiration on his side. When he was again in their company, he could not help remembering what he had seen; nor could he avoid observations which, unless it were like Cowper and his fire at twilight, “Myself creating what I saw,” brought him yet stronger suspicion of there being a something of private liking, of private understanding even, b e t w e e n Frank Churchill and Jane.

anonymous asked:

(not an art request) What are your thoughts on Malachite? I particularly love her design and I think she's one of the cutest fusions but I dislike what she represents as a relationship. (I thought about asking you this because your text post about why you like Jasper was really insightful and well explained.)

HMMM this is quite a difficult question…

i absolutely LOVE malachite’s design and i think its rad as hell first off. the colors are gorgeous, her short fluffy hair, THOSE MENACING TEETH, the placement of the stripes and swirls on her body, all very good things. shes quite interesting to look at and watching her move and fight is fascinating

buuuut. yeah, ultimately what she represents is a hideous, unhealthy, and to be quite frank, abusive relationship. i know not everyone sees the relationship as abusive, and i respect their interpretation of it, but when i look at the situation it reads loud and clear as abuse to me. its been explicitly said numerous times that jasper was held against her will and tortured by lapis under the ocean for months in malachite. lapis herself even admits she was terrible to jasper and liked taking everything out on her.

the worst part to me is that jasper thinks she deserves the abuse. thats why she was trying to convince lapis to fuse with her again. she’s alone and desperate for any way to make up for her perceived failure on a planet she already has complicated feelings about after having failed her mission and being defeated by the crystal gems on multiple occasions. she needs to do SOMETHING to succeed and thus establish self-worth, and if that means hurting herself in the process she thinks its not only worth it, but well deserved as atonement for her previous failures. 

so tl;dr, i love malachites design and shes absolutely stunning to look at and watch move, but i hate everything she represents and the situation that she came about from. 

on a somewhat related note, SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP JASPER LOL help her realize shes worth so much more than she thinks she is!!! liiike maybe somebody who knows a little something about learning her self-worth and about helping and loving quartzes 

Experiment #2 - Request

Originally requested by @newts-fan-caseSo could you do a Sherlock x Reader were she is riding his face? (Lol I’m a sinner but I ain’t sorry) like for an experiment ‘cause Sherlock thinks a person can’t get aroused just by giving pleasure to someone else, but he is wrong and yeah ;)
& Anon:  Hi! Can I request a smut one shot with Sherlock where he wants to try have the reader sit on his face and eat her out and she’s shy & a bit self conscious with her body and he makes sure he makes her see Stars (with a little fkuff)? Thank you!
Requested by anon:  The “Experiment” was awesome! Can we have a part 2? Pleeeeeaaaaseeee
& a shit load of other people.

This is Sequel Friday first winner.

Pairing: Sherlock x reader.

Word count: 2,886

Warnings: Smut (unprotected), un-edited, secuel (yup, it’s a warning)

A/N: Amazing way to wrap an amazing week. Thank you to everyone who voted!

Enjoy!

|PART 1|

After Sherlock’s little “experiment”, his relationship with (Y/N) turned somewhat odd. They would continue to work together and act professional during the cases, but the tension between them was too much.

He had showed her a side that not a single human thought existed, or at least didn’t want to see. He had been patient with her, loving even, making sure to make her feel comfortable at all costs, complimenting her, being gentle and respecting her limits… Definitely thing a real gentleman does, but not the kind of traits one would expect from Sherlock Holmes.

Then there was also the fact that John was sensing some change of vibes in 221B. Of course, he figured it had something to do with Sherlock’s usual arse behaviour, but it was weird to see (Y/N) affected by it.

Sherlock was sitting on his seat, Watson was on his and (Y/N) was between them on the “victim’s chair”. Watson had a stern, determined look on his eyes and Sherlock was calm as usual, thinking that John was too dumb to have figured anything about him and (Y/N).

“What is going on?” John asked carefully.

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Now comes the hard part. You have to kill me. I’m calling your bluff.

Dear RQ friends,

Hey, guys. Christmas is fast approaching, so I’m gonna talk about the RED QUEEN Secret Santa. Since I’ve got some free time until the Holidays, I was thinking of organizing the 2017 RED QUEEN Secret Santa. I would love to do the honors if that’s okay with everybody? Let me know what you think. Are you in? Reply, reblog, like, or send me a personal message. Thanks!

- B 

Upon realizing she was failing Potions, and possibly wouldn’t be accepted into the Auror program, Nymphadora Tonks decided to do whatever she had to do sixth year to get her Potions NEWT. 

Receiving the grade involved three things: her newfound ability to change her features to match a photograph, a picture of a young red-headed woman laughing, and Snape’s utter lack of remorse

The utter disgusting-ness of what she’s done makes her realize, six years into her Hogwarts career, that she really is a Hufflepuff after all - that she values hard work, patience, and honesty. That she should have valued them a little more before slipping behind a closed door with Snape, before letting him call her Lily, before learning things about the school’s worst teacher that she will never be able to unsee. 

It’s after that unfortunate experience that she decides, NEWT or no NEWT…she’s going to earn her grade, and her spot as an Auror. Because she’s a Hufflepuff, goddammit. And Hufflepuffs don’t cheat for the grade.

@cpt-starlord - this is your fault.

as of september 7th, i hit 900 followers after only a month of being here. i’m so extremely grateful, and i want to do something for all of my mutuals, and the ones i really love following. (don’t worry, for the people i don’t follow back: i’m planning something for all of you too, you’re not being left out). so i thought why not do a follow forever??? this is for all of my lovely mutuals as well as people i just enjoy following??? so yeah. (this may be short, but i don’t follow too many people. also, mutuals will be bolded and people that may not follow me back are going to be italicized) (also don’t forget to read the tags, i asked a question down there for all of my followers!!) 

the list is under the cut. again, thank you guys so much for everything.

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Ah, rat as a term of endearment. You know something I realised the other day? No one understands weird internet humour, like I know we all do and it’s our whole life and it’s all we think about and it’s what we do. But most people, they don’t actually get these jokes and they think we’re just being mean to each other. So in case anyone is watching this is like “wow, Dan’s subscribers are really abusive. He’s got a strange kind of tsundere relationship with his audience.” No, I think they’re being nice. Kind of not sure to be honest.
— 

@danielhowell during his live show on the 5th of September 2017 (x)

Quotes from Dan (76/?)

Using seemingly negative words with a positive intent. 

If you wanna love Comic Negan and TV Show Negan, do it.

If you think the show is ruining him and hate TV show Negan, that’s fine.

If you have never read any of the comics, it’s okay.

And if daddy kink helps you get your rocks off, than by all means, call Negan Daddy.

We all celebrate Negan in our own ways.

Stop policing a fictional character. If you don’t like someone’s portrayal make your own.

anonymous asked:

Based on my reading, fight scenes tend to be best written with shorter sentences and use sluglines to help avoid it from becoming a wall of text. The writer should add details of what happens, but focus more on giving the desired feel of the scene than an list of every strike.

Sure, that’s one way to go about it but I’d hazard though that it is possible to have a fascinating fight sequence which is a wall of text. (And, actually, I’m sure there are in The Lord of the Rings and probably War and Peace or the more downright confusing translations of Father’s and Son’s, I’m just too lazy to go digging.) A scene is defined by how successfully it manages to keep the reader’s attention so they remain invested in the action occurring on the page.

The issue with writing advice of any kind is that any ground rules laid down will be broken in fairly short order by a hundred other books. The other problem is that the vast of advice majority depends on the styles of the times rather than the writing itself. A fight scene can be anywhere from a single sentence to five or even ten pages long, or longer. There’s no clear metrics for creativity.

The only rule is there aren’t any rules. Not even when it comes to grammar. The only metric for success is based on what you can get away with, and how well you hold the attention of your audience. Many of the best writers we remember were people with enough confidence to look at the rulebook and throw it out the window. Writing is mostly trial and error, and figuring out what works best for us as individual creatives. The best thing to do is throw out the shoulds and learn to trust yourself. Take the Barbossa line from Pirates of the Caribbean to heart, “the Code is more what you call guidelines than actual rules.”

The great secret of every creative you admire is that we’re all mostly making it up as we go along. The only quality you truly need is the willingness and courage to leap off the platform without looking back, and see if maybe you’ll fly. 99% of writing is learning how to nor give a crap about what other people think. Or, what we think other people think. The voices that whisper we’ll never do it right and that we’re not good enough.

Don’t listen to the voices. Go with your gut.

Besides, talking sentence is almost pointless because everyone’s writing style is different and their narrative structure is also different. The best fight scenes are like dessert or a topping, they serve as a means to enhance your narrative and build it up rather act as a full course meal. Each scene and sequence are a dish to go with that meal or just an ingredient. Sometimes, they might be able to function as meals unto themselves but are excellent when consumed together.

The best fight sequences are the ones which maintain the audience’s suspension of disbelief. They can go about doing that in a number of ways, from utilizing the five senses to the author making excellent use of their set pieces, but usually come together when the author has a solid grasp of what they want from the scene and understand how to go about getting it.

The how is usually what trips people up, how to translate what we’ve envisioned in our minds to the page. The more you understand about a subject, any subject then the better you’ll be at figuring out how to get what you want. This may involve some reevaluation of what, specifically, you wanted to begin with in order to start asking the right questions.

The more you understand about warfare, and how warfare has grown, changed, and transitioned throughout history then the better you’ll be at writing magical, fantasy battles.

If you want to write Rurouni Kenshin anime fight scenes, starting with research into Kendo, Iaido, Budo, and that specific historical period in Japanese history will ultimately help you parse through where inspiration was drawn.

Sometimes, we need to ask the wrong questions before getting to the right answers. You want to write in a similar vein to what you’ve drawn inspiration from then start with understanding how it works.

It may suck when looking for a quick and easy answer, but the truth is that good work isn’t easy. It’s difficult. It takes a lot of investment, both mental and emotional. And there will never be anyone who can get to the bottom of what you want better than you can, because you know what you’re looking for. You just need to figure out how to get there. Investigation, essentially, is key to writing good fight scenes.

When you understand basic concepts like distance and the order of operation in a fight, moving between different zones until we end up on the ground, then the fight sequences won’t feel like just a static listing of techniques. Instead, they become interesting due to the fight actually moving. (The issue with many fight scenes is lack of progression.)

The second issue is choreography. When writing fight scenes, the writer’s closest relation is a film’s stunt choreographer. That’s a different set of priorities beyond just “realistic or no?” because a novel, like a movie has its own setting rules that it abides by outside the realm of the real world. The key issue for many writers is they either don’t know enough about martial arts or have a ready grasp of various techniques to choreograph a fight. Then get down on themselves, forgetting that fight choreography is a craft in and of itself. The best scenes we see in movies are often choreographed by seasoned, if not master, martial artists. 9/10 when you’ve got someone asking for a fight scene, they’re asking for choreography. They want to know how to structure a fight so it’s interesting to read/watch.

A fight scene that utilizes it’s environment, laying down the groundwork and foreshadowing objects like staircases as the fight progresses will create a sense of catharsis for the audience when a character finally throws another down those stairs. Or grabs a frying pan off the counter. Or starts throwing plates. Or is out numbered against a group of bullies, and maneuvers their way around the hallway to pull the fire alarm. (They see the fire alarm before they get jumped, or when they’re trying to figure out what to do, then try to get to it.)

Fight scenes work when we understand a character’s needs, desires, and wants rather than focusing on a need to “show, don’t tell” their fighting ability by making them fight.

Poor fight scenes aren’t just badly written, they serve no purpose other than “proving a character’s fighting ability to the audience” and often feel out of place in the narrative. They are a violation of the character’s stated goals and needs, and often work under a different setting rule set which has no interaction with the main story itself. Poor fight scenes are boring, the illusion breaks and the characters are just paper dolls being mashed together.

After that, the sentence structure is just structure.

In fiction writing, we use sentence structure, grammar, word choice, and even white space on the page as a means of crafting tension and tempo. Tempo in fiction is manipulating the speed at which someone reads. An easy solution is to use progressively shorter sentences to build a sense of tension and imitate the feel that events are actually moving faster. Long sentences feel slower because they take longer to read. That’s the basics, anyway, it becomes a great deal more complicated than that once we get into the inner workings of a single sentence. There’s also beat, rhythm, and rhyme schemes.

If you want to learn how to manipulate emotional experiences in very few words then poetry is what you should be reading.

Basically, all these require various skills. There’s no easy way to develop these skills beyond hard work, practice, and trial and error.

The first step is: get over the fear of failing.

You’ll try, you may fail, it may not work the way you want on the first go. You’ll probably have to go back to the drawing board multiple times, and that’s okay. You’re not alone if you sit at your computer watching a single fight sequence you love on repeat a few hundred times trying to figure out how it works. That’s normal.

It takes work to gain knowledge and then figure out how to apply it contextually. You’ve got to learn about the subject then learn how to make that knowledge work for you. The process is often embarrassing, sometimes clumsy, and we may feel like we suck because we’re unfairly comparing ourselves to experts in the field. A writer is a perpetual student seeking out new knowledge and new information. Whatever we’re digging into will always be more complicated than we initially thought.

TLDR: It’s difficult to write fight scene involving guns if you don’t know how guns or bullets work. That follows for everything else.

-Michi

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anonymous asked:

I want to ask you something, lookism is translated by line webtoon , they translate a chapter daily, so I think it is a waste of effort and time translate this webtoon, So you can instead translate this webtoon My ID is Gangnam Beauty, the two webtoons almost have the same idea, the outward appearance, every translation team that translated this webtoon has abandoned its translation, or it is too slow, one chapter every three months, and this is intolerable, So can you translate it, please?

Hello Anon, 

Are you actually saying that is a waste of time and effort for every team who worked on lookism before LINE started the official translation? Do you realize that you are actually saying “gently” that our work is shit? You are actually telling every team who worked on a webtoon before LINE starts to translate to stop because their work is worth nothing. One chapter every three months, “intolerable”, the team(s) who is/are working on THAT webtoon, maybe don’t have the time to translate and offer you one chapter per day. Can you just stop considering us as robots? We do it because we like it. Don’t tell us what we should do. Your message is just plain rude like literally telling us to stop translation a webtoon and do the one you want. Did you ever think it was a good way to ask someone to do something for you? NO.

And personally seeing LINE’s notseriousatall translation is quite making me mad. The english names, the lack of details…. eveything…. When you see what they translate and the work you put into it. It’s kinda… well…

“Find them or getting a beating” yeah sure dude what are you saying (?) But we don’t tell people to stop reading LINE’s translation and read ours. They do whatever they want. To be honest you’re an Anon who didn’t read at all the long post I’ve posted sometimes ago about people telling us to stop translating. 

Well, I don’t want to continue this. Still we will take your “recommendation” once we finish to catch up the most recent chapters of lookism :) (yeah I don’t say that LINE will catch us anymore)