where. are. the turtles

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saved by the bell meme [½ otps]: Zack & Lisa

Things left unanswered in Stranger Things 2

  • What happened to the Byer’s dog?
  • What happened to the Demedog in Joyce’s freezer
  • Did they warn her before she opened it and saw?
  • Does Mrs. Wheeler ever call Billy for a good time?
  • Why the hell did max look out the window
  • What happens when max brings home Lucas? Is her stepdad racist too?!
  • Does Billy start Hawkins’s first Fight Club
  • And again, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DEMIDOG IN THE FREEZER
  • *edits* WHERE IS YURTLE THE TURTLE
  • Did Hopper do Eleven’s hair and make up for the Snow Ball?
  • Can a Demegorgon take Stacy instead next time?
  • Does Murray get arrested for serving minors the devils milk and pressuring them to sleep over and bone in his house?

the signs as pets:

aries: a horse; the cool™, fancy pet that no one touches but you.


taurus: a turtle; slow but steady. Firm in where they stand. Kinda picky eater and loves to take baths.


gemini: a hamster; very inquisitive and likes to stay active throughout the day.


cancer: the golden retriever; loyal as heck and whines 24/7.


leo: a cat; #flawless, wants attention, but not too much. Screeches. Likes to give affection when they feel secure.


virgo: the rabbit; quiet and detached, but soft and gentle.


libra: a sugar glider; catches your friends attention and everyone wants to hold it.


scorpio: the gecko; actually a really cool pet and misjudged by some squimish people.


sagittarius: the snake; mysterious and beautiful, but hard to count on depending on their mood. Glamorous asf.


capricorn: the ferret; has great hair, sleeps a lot, and always comes out to impress your friends. (goes back to sleep when they leave).


aquarius: the bird; always escaping the cage and moving around. Likes to peck people that annoy them.


pisces: the fish (shocker) labelled as an “easy” pet or generic, but actually takes a lot of money and effort to keep maintained. Super underrated.


^-^

sorry if i didn’t mention a pet you have!

hope this is somewhat accurate lmao

  • Jimin: Do you ever just see something that changes your life and you're just like, huh.
  • Jungkook: I saw you.
  • Jimin: Honestly that's so nice and sweet and it makes this really awkward because I was just gonna show you this drawing of Tae as a turkey.
  • Jungkook:
  • Jimin:
  • Jungkook:
  • Jimin: But you changed my life too.
  • Jungkook: That'S better

Things I noticed in the background of IT

Ok, so after 4 viewings, here are some amazing and creepy things I noticed in the background of various scenes:


  • Librarian creepily staring/smiling at Ben while he’s reading about the ironworks explosion


  • Huge portrait of Pennywise hiding in the mural painted on the wall outside the pharmacy (you can see it at the very end of the scene where the losers are patching up Ben’s “H” cut)


  • Red balloon floating away in the background near the top of the tree line while Bill is talking to the rest of the losers before going into Neibolt


  • Clown doll on a shelf in Bev’s apartment


  • Pennywise in the background of the Easter picture at the Ironworks


  • Georgie’s room is done in Circus theme, even the wallpaper


  • Turtle Lego model, turtle shaped pile of stuff left out on the street where Georgie is floating his boat, and turtle in the water at the quarry


  • I’m not sure if this is going to turn into anything yet, but it seemed like they went out of their way to bring attention to the Standpipe, without ACTUALLY bringing attention to it. It’s very prominent in the background of several scenes, it’s on Bev’s postcard, and Ben is carrying a model of it out of school on the last day



Feel free to add anything you noticed!

just vanilla things

add your own

  • doing the Wetlands run and dying 20+ times because there’s no boat to Stormwind from Teldrassil but you really want to play a night elf
  • running literally all the way to one end of Duskwood and back and hoping to god you don’t run into Stitches because he will beat your ass
  • also running all the way to one end of Stranglethorn and back
  • no mounts until level 40
  • not even being able to afford level 60 mounts
  • those level 60 night elf mounts that didn’t have the armor on them and I’m a fool for being excited when they got armor
  • literally anything involving the Onyxia quest chain including EVERY TIME someone triggered the event in the keep room and all of the guards turned into dragons
  • Naxx and Molten Core attunement quests
  • Cheating your way into places like underneath Stormwind and Ironforge and also the Ironforge airport and that place you always flew over in Wetlands on the flight path because NO FLYING
  • when you actually needed every single flight path and if you didn’t know one in between where you were and your destination you were screwed
  • I dinged level 60 killing the mobs outside of Karazhan before they were leveled up and Kara became a raid
  • Stormwind park? but also no Stormwind harbor and also the old Stormwind auction house 
  • that PvP building in SW was like a special kid’s club because only people with Knight ranking or some such higher could enter it
  • easily attainable PvP titles
  • old water textures
  • the pre-AQ event when you had to feed NPCs literally any crafting materials you owned 
  • boy anduin wrynn (oh how far we’ve come) and lady katrana prestor chilling next to each other in the keep 
  • no Malfurion in Darnassus it was just Tyrande (but also remember when Staghelm was in Darnassus too)
  • for some reason I miss those quests in Darkshore where you’d go down the coast and find the remains of turtles and huge sea thresher beasts and have to turn them in to an elf lady who I’m pretty sure died in Cata
  • having to go to your class trainer to actively learn spells every time you leveled up and sometimes you’d get lazy and not go but then you’d be weak AF and levels behind and learning new spells was just so exciting and rewarding
  • lockpicking (I remember digging up all the chests from around Sunken Temple and in Redridge Lake just to level up my lockpicking skill like it was basically a third profession)
  • weapon skills
  • EARNING REPUTATION WITH THE CENTAUR CLANS IN DESOLACE
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Parent: What sound does a bunny make?

Child: Irumen Jungkook!

Parent: No.

Child: Chong Jojun Balsa!

Parent: Wrong, let’s try another one-

Child: Wait I got it this time.

Parent: Go on.

Child: The sound that a bunny makes is the sound of a 19/20 year old male making fun of his older brother for being too short.

Parent: No. Next one, what sound does a horse make?

Child: Hobi, Hobi, Hobi.

Parent: No.

Child: A horse makes a screaming sound from being too excited.

Parent: That’s still incorrect.

Child: I don’t like snakeu

Parent: Nope.

Child: Don’t touch my faceu.

Parent: No. Next question, how the sun is how many years old?

Child: 23, well 24 Korean age.

Parent: Where are you getting these from? Anyways, what kind of animal is a turtle.

Child: A turtle is an animal that sleeps all the time because he works hard, and he doesn’t like to do hard physical activity.

Parent: That’s slightly right. Now what sounds does a turtle make?

Child: Infires man!

Parent: No.

Child: ARMY!

Parent: Still wrong.

Child: J Hoooooope!

Parent: Stop. We’re moving on to the next one.

Child: Wait I’m not done yet.

Parent: ….

Child: A turtle makes the sound of a 23/24 year old man sending people to Hong Kong with his flexible tongue technology.

Parent: Why do you know that? Anyways next one: What sound does a koala make?

Child: Jeon Jungkook!

Parent: *sighs* Wrong.

Child: I was born in Busan first!

Parent: No.

Child: I’ve ate 2,130 more bowls of rice than you!

Parent: Can a Koala even eat rice? One more time and we’re moving on to the last three.

Child: A koala makes the sound of a 22 year old male being mad that his little brother and his elder brothers keeps making fun of his height.

Parent: Why are you like this? Alright next one. What sound does an alpaca make?

Child: An alpaca makes the sound of a 24/25 year old male going on and on about how handsome he is.

Parent: Still wrong. Next one, what sound does a lion makes?

Child: Turn up!

Parent: No.

Child: What’s poppin’

Parent: Still wrong.

Child: My name is V.

Parent: No. Last one, what sound does a monster makes when he catches you?

Child: My name is R.A.P Monster, not D.A.N.C.E Monster.

Parent: No.

Child: Jimin, you got no jams.

Parent: Leave.

WORLD TURTLE DAY

The purpose of World Turtle Day is to “increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive”.

Here are a couple of ways that turtles are getting help.


How are these endangered baby sea turtles finding their way home? Mostly by themselves, but they get by with a little help from their friends :D From @itsokaytobesmart

Turtles grow up without parents, which might sound lonely. But for threatened baby turtles raised in a zoo it’s an advantage: they can learn to catch crickets all by themselves. There’s a paradox, though. When they are ready to leave the nursery, there is little wilderness where they can make a home.

From @kqedscience‘s DEEP LOOK

Domestic Drabbles - 4: Two Couches and A Turtle

Wow, I’ve been on a roll! Presenting part 4 of Domestic Drabbles :D

This one was inspired by real life events with my husband. Because we fight about couches. 

And shoutout to my amazing beta and support and BESTIE, @baz-n-simon :D


Simon

It wasn’t my idea to buy two sofas. There was absolutely no point when the one we have is perfectly comfortable and spacious. But Penny insisted.

Simon,” she had said, rolling her eyes at me when I questioned her at the furniture shop. “As much as I love sitting right next to you and Baz while you two snog your faces off, I really think that buying another couch would be a good idea.”

But, Penny—

No ‘buts’, Simon. We’re buying another couch.”

I didn’t argue with her further at the time, but now I wish I had.

Baz glares at me from across the room as I adjust my legs on the sofa. He’s curled up on the new couch, on the other side of the living room, in a pile of blankets that I threw on him earlier, and only his head and his book are peeking out from it. He looks like a turtle; a very irritable one.

“Honestly, Snow,” he says, snapping his book closed. “There’s room for both of us to sit over here.”

“Baz, it’s a loveseat.

“Obviously, Snow.”

“With my wings and your ten blankets, there’s no way we can comfortably sit over there. Plus” —I gesture at the space next to me— “there’s more room over here.”

Baz rolls his eyes. “That couch sits directly in front of the sun. And you know I—”

“—get sunburns. Yeah, yeah.” I wave my hand at him nonchalantly, and he scoffs and glares at me again.

“I need these blankets because I’m cold.”

“You wouldn’t be cold if you sat over here.”

Baz narrows his eyes.

“Yeah, yeah,” I say. “Sunburns.”

He rolls his eyes again, and shifts further into his blanket pile. “I’m not moving.” His stare is challenging.

I shrug. “Fine.”

Baz cocks his eyebrow, then shakes his head and opens his book.

This is why I dislike the whole ‘two sofas’ thing. It’s a never-ending argument over who will move when we want to sit together. Baz seems to live in his blankets, and my wings are too bulky, which makes our original couch perfect. It’s comfortable and can easily fit five people. Penny’s loveseat is just too small. But Penny placed it in the darkest corner of the living room, and Baz immediately started sitting there. I scoffed at this. Typical vampire.

When the room becomes too quiet, I stare over at Baz. He seems somewhat flustered and still irritated, and he keeps grumpily pushing his hair out of his face. I grin and stand up. He glances at me and catches my eye, watching me as I walk over and stop in front of him.

“You look like a turtle.” I say, pushing a few strands of his hair behind his ear and grinning even more.

“I hope you didn’t come over here just to insult me,” he says, but he just seems flustered instead of angry. I then move over some of the blankets and sit awkwardly by his feet. I move my wings around, folding them a few different ways, but nothing seems to work.

“Here, Snow,” Baz says, sitting his book on the side table. He pulls off his blankets, props up his knee, and lets his other leg hang off the side. “Come here.”

I grin at him again. I do that a lot; grin at Baz. I move over and sit by his knee, laying down sideways against his chest and propping my feet on the edge of the loveseat. He pulls one blanket over me and one around his shoulders, then pushes my wings to lay up against the back of the couch.

“Comfortable now?” He asks, looking down.

“Yeah,” I say, wrapping my fingers around his arm. He puts his hand in my hair and pulls through it gently.

“Good,” he says. “But I’m not. So when the sun goes down, we’ll sit on the other couch.”

I look up and smile at him. “Yeah?”

His eyes are shining, as bright as grey can, and he kisses me.

Suddenly a door shuts, and Penny walks into the room. She’s staring at us intently, her eyes fierce and her mouth in a frown. She walks towards the front door and grabs her purse from the coat rack.

“Where are you going?” I ask.

“To get another fucking sofa.”


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Quotes from College
  • “porn is a theme”  “idk i think its more of a hobby”
  • “I don’t like sex because thats what dishwashers are for”
  • “yes, i stab every baby. I stabbed you as a baby, and I will stab your babies and then your babies’ babies.”
  • “Are you eating easy mac with chopsticks?” “yeah” “why” “because i’ve lost the small amount of control i had over my life”
  • “Have you jumped a horse since may?” “No, but my death wish is pretty intense today.” “Okay” *jumps fence that is definitely too high while trainer nods in solidarity*
  • “I’m trying to decide if I should get up and eat a trisket” “just one?” “yeah.”
  • “I’d fight a clown. I’d fight 10 clowns!”
  • “…and then {the dean} said to just fucking get over it” “wait, did she actually say that?” “bro, would I lie about this?”
  • “This…is…Howard!” *bio professor whips out chameleon from god only knows where*
  • “These are the Yale-ies. They are capuchins, there are 9 of them, all of them are named after James Bond characters and all of them are assholes.” 
  • “This is where we keep the leopard geckos and the turtles. the geckos like to be pet. the turtles do not. I know its tempting, but dont touch the turtles” *later that day, newbie comes in with bandaged fingers* “WHAT THE FUCK DID I SAY!”
  • “Hey, professor, we named one of our plants after you!” “Ah, is this a good thing?” “Depends. We may kill it.”
  • “So you work with the monkeys?” “Yep.” “What do you do with them?”  “Oh, you know. Monkey business.” 
YOI  Fan Rec Friday

Thank you for all these recs! I am so excited to read them all :)

Rec’d by @kookyfan​:
Never Too Late by Soprano, Gen, 20k (WIP)
Victor Nikiforov was not allowed to pursue skating as a child. In the end he still became a star, even if not quite the kind he had wanted to be.
His dream, however, never truly died, and going into his 30s, he decided to enter the world of adult figure skating, with the help of his new coach, Katsuki Yuuri.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
The World Opened With You by DiAnna44, Teen, 10k
Despite the smiles famous violinist Victor Nikiforov puts on for the world, he’s been in a slump for almost two years, and no longer views himself as worthy of his fame. When he’s paired up to play a duet with esteemed pianist Yuuri Katsuki, he finds inspiration once again, and maybe even something more.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
28 Tuxes by vodkawrites, Teen, 19k (WIP)
While planning his 28th wedding, Yuuri begins to wonder if he can ever find love for himself.

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Rec’d by @alipiee​:
The Selection by Galloping_Monroe, Mature, 147k (WIP)
Returning home on the tail end of an injury that ends his dancing career, Yuri Katsuki is trying to find his future again. As a Five, he knows his options are limited, but when he finds an invitation to Crown Prince Victor Nikiforov’s Selection, he is convinced by a friend to apply. He never thought he’d be Selected. When he is, he finds that his world is changed forever, and that the Crown Prince is not exactly what he’d expected.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
learn to love the skies I’m under
by LinneaKou, Mature, 11k (WIP)
The day after the Sochi GPF banquet, Katsuki Yuuri disappears without a trace. The day after the Sochi GPF banquet, Viktor Nikiforov finds a stray poodle and takes it home with him. These two events are, oddly enough, connected.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Softness by selkiegirl, Not Rated, 4.9k
Mila only really, truly, understands Katsuki Yuuri after watching him skate.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
and now…we meet by savedbythenotepad, Gen, 8.4k
Yuuri finally meets his bondmate, after fifteen years, in an aquarium where the turtles are.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Memories by Theladyofravenclaw, Gen, 2.3k
It’s moments like these that remind him of how lucky he is to be in love and have this love with him, these snapshots of time that make all the rest even more memorable. They are moments he could never forget.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
the more you’ve rampaged, the more you’ll understand kindness by terrierlee, 11k
Yuuri Katsuki never thought he would be chosen to save the world, but when you are personally asked for the task and your best friend tags along for the ride, Yuuri wouldn’t have it any other way. Wait what do you mean his idol/love of his life is also a Power Ranger too???

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Across the Universe by Anonymous, Teen, 22k (WIP)
In an alternative universe, Yuuri has just won the GPF at Sochi — and he’s miserable. He lost everything that mattered to him several years ago when a tsunami hit Hasetsu, and after throwing himself into his skating, he’s achieved gold, but the win is hollow without others there to share it. Things change when he’s transported to another universe, where GPF champion Victor Nikiforov is about to drown himself in the Black Sea. According to legend, only those with a deep connection can draw someone from across the universe. But Yuuri and Victor have never met before in their respective worlds; perhaps someone out there knew how much they needed each other. 

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Vitya’s Life Just Uploaded by MaroonPigeon, Teen, 2.8k (WIP)
Yuuri was wide eyed and chubby faced when he discovered the channel Vitya’s Life on YouTube. Since then, he was set on the same path Victor walked down to try and make something out of a YouTube career. Moving to LA for college when Yuuri was grown pushed the two creators together. A collab spirals into something much more.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Stuck on You by La_Temperanza, Teen, 6.7k
“…What,” Yuuri says and opens one pensive eye to look. From his point of view, it’s upside down, so it takes him a half-second to realize Viktor has affixed a sticker to his shirt. Not just any sticker, but one that has a stylized doodle of Viktor giving a thumbs up with the words ‘Good job on showing up!’ written in an obnoxious bubbly purple font underneath.Yuuri thinks it’s the most patronizing thing he’s seen in his life.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
yuuri!!! on fire (the superhero au) by hinatella, Teen, 53k (WIP)
A detailed exposé of what working with an ex-villain is like, as told by a very distraught Yuuri Katsuki. (P.S.: it isn’t the fact that he’s an ex-villain that Yuuri is close to losing his mind.)

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Rec’d by @teekettle and anonymous:
I’m That Flight You Get On (International) by Anonymous, 8.6k (WIP)
Lowly third secretary of the Acirema Embassy in Glen City, Eglen, Yuuri Katsuki gets stranded along the side of the main road in the small, provincial capital. Lucky for Yuuri, he’s not about to freeze to death thanks to the kindness of a well-dressed stranger, Viktor Nikiforov, who offers him a ride home in a sleek black, government-owned vehicle. If only Yuuri spoke better Eglenian, he would’ve maybe figured out Viktor meant a ride to his home, not Yuuri’s apartment?

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Rec’d by @lyubovmoya:
Sugar by Weberina, Mature, 76k (WIP)
Yuuri is desperate to finish his final year in Juilliard, and is offered an unconventional solution to all his problems.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Kiss Kiss Katsudon! by AwkwardPotatoChild ***Underage
Yuuri’s eyes grew wide and his mouth hung open slightly as Victor clasped his hand in his, bringing it up to his face. Did he imagine that or did Victor’s lips actually brush against his knuckles just now? He looked into Victor’s blue eyes and saw the kindness and honesty within them as he kneeled before Yuuri. He unconsciously licked his lips in anticipation when he noticed the corner of Victor’s mouth lift to make a soft smile. Yuuri gasped quietly, suddenly realizing the situation he was currently in. The world seemed to disappear as the two of them continued to stare at each other, only momentarily being brought back to reality at the sound of Yuri complaining about how nothing was happening. 

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Rec’d by anonymous:
these kinda wounds they last and they last by Syster, Teen, 29k
When agents of the different super secret services around the world starts going rogue, Viktor Nikiforov is tasked with finding out what’s going on. Japan, shamed by being the latest to have an agent turn traitor, sends their best, the son of legendary super spy Hiroko Katsuki, to help out.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Something Missing by hookedgirl, Gen, 6k
So in which we have Yuuri without Victor, and Yuuri realises something isn’t quite right. Something’s missing. But what?

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Rec’d by anonymous:
The Curious Case of Yuuri Katsuki by athylia, Not Rated, 33k (WIP)
There was a man who mounted his Quagsire everyday, swam to Mt. Pyre, and sat there solemnly for hours until it was time to leave. Viktor understood loneliness, maybe not to the amount that the man who was mourning his dead pokemon, but he knew loneliness like an old friend. Being at the top had its disadvantages. The bespectacled man was somewhat similar to him.That is until, he saw the man giving orders to his precious Makkachin and Makkachin actually obeying him. There might be more to Yuuri Katsuki than he thought

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Love in Exile by MartyMuses, Explicit, 84k (WIP)
Once a well know ballet dancer in St. Petersburg, Victor Nikiforov finds himself exiled to Sakhalin Island as a political convict in 1881. As a man sentenced to katorga he will never return to European Russia or his life on the stage. Known as the “Edge of the World,” his life on Sakhalin could not be further from the life he once knew. Strange circumstances lead his path to cross that of a young Japanese man, one of the very few still living on the island. Katsuki Yuuri leads a life of exile of a different kind, one that is largely self-imposed. Drawn to each other, despite their differences, something slowly begins to grow between them. When a narrowly avoided tragedy leaves them stranded together for a long, cold Sakhalin winter, they are challenged to face what their relationship really means, and what future it could possibly have.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
to pierce the heart of a prince by starsofthenightcourt, Get, 8.9k (WIP)
In which Yuuri is an assassin, assigned with the task of killing the crown prince, Victor Nikiforov.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
This Insidious Intent by roselatte, Mature, 30k (WIP) ***Graphic depictions of violence 
The elusive prince of the Katsuki empire harbors a deep secret that puts him on several hit lists. Enter soldier-in-training Victor Nikiforov, who kind of just stumbles into the position of Prince Yuuri’s bodyguard.


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Can I take a moment to talk about teenage mutant ninja turtles
Because I have to
Listen
What fucker was at a meeting discussing new kid shows and was like “I fucking love turtles. Let’s do a show about that.”
And they approved it somewhere along the line and another Fucker was like “I see your turtles and I raise you: ninja turtles.”
And they could have stopped at that. That’s it. That’s the shows. Ninja turtles.
But
Of
Course
Not
Because lo and behold there is another fucklet somewhere in this kids tv show storyboard who thinks that the only way to possibly make these ninja turtles better is to make them mutant. Wow. Okay
So now we’re at the point where you have mutant ninja turtles and no where along the way to creating these ninja turtles did anyone ever think “This is too much. This is too fucking much. These turtles have too much going for them.”
And evidently no one did because now these turtles are teenagers too
So then you get Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Okay. I can accept this. That is the show. Now these turtles, do they have regular names like other cartoons?
Ah! Yeah. No.
Because these already soooooo fucking special turtles being teenage, mutants, and ninjas, or course, required that their names be famous dead artists. Wow.

I have a lot of feelings about teenage mutant ninja turtles also I have never watched the show

‘It’s not a question of whether Chewie was human, Holmesy; it’s a question of whether he was a person.’ She was almost shouting. She took Star Wars stuff quite seriously. 'And he was obviously a person. Like, what even makes you a person? He had a body and a soul and feelings, and he spoke a language, and he was an adult, and if he and Rey were in hot, hairy, communicative love, then let’s just thank God that two consenting, sentient adults found each other in a dark and broken galaxy.’
—  Turtles All the Way Down, John Green

Things that actually happen in Tales of Graces:

- the healer gets into a boss fight with the mage b/c the mage is smelly and won’t take a bath.
- there is a superhero brigade of composed of starfish and the party nerd is a HUGE fan of them.
- the party puts on a Snow White parody play, and the most serous member of the party cross-dresses as the evil queen and hams it up.
- the Big Bad collapses in the desert to yell about friendship.
- the main character collapses in the rain to cry about how incompetent he is.
- the main character uses the word “protect” over 120 times.
- you can rest at an inn during a chase scene through an enemy city. If you do, the party starts brushing their teeth until someone reminds them that they’re being chased and they should probably start running.
- your adorable pigtailed monk, essentially a thirteen-year-old girl, asks the Big Bad to make a friendship pact. He tells her to go die and magic-punches her across the room.
- there are swimsuits available for everyone. You can wear them to the final battle. The king, however, does not have a swimsuit. He claims this is because he swims in his royal regalia.
- there is an optional dungeon in space where you can fight child-aged versions of the main characters and also your own dead father.
- one of the super-attacks features a chibified robot copy of the main character bombarding the field with missiles.
- one character is armed with a weapon that /breathes in is a dual-bladed spear that can separate into two blades, create arrows made out of energy, or transform into a pair of handguns. And in one of his super-attacks, he fucking drops that amazing weapon and just hadoukens a bitch with his bare hands??? AND I FORGOT THIS PART BUT HE COPIED HIS FIGHTING STYLE FROM A COMIC BOOK
- another of his super attacks has him yell, the best that anyone can translate, “Instant Balls”.
- the king regularly dresses up like a superhero.
- the descriptions on the items are utterly hilarious. any and all of them. I vaguely recall that an equippable ribbon is described as “the perfect thing to wear when you find out he’s been cheating on you!” and there’s a poisonous fang described as “so poisonous it could kill you, bring you back to life, and kill you again.”
- the party tries to come up with a pseudonym for the prince traveling with them in disguise. The name they choose is “Tiger Festival”.
- the Big Bad is actually defeated by the power of friendship almost entirely without exaggeration.
- the king has his own line of fruit snacks.
- the party is swallowed by a giant desert turtle, and there is an entire dungeon where you try to find the turtle’s butt to escape. The phrase “everyone thinks we should leave through the butt…let’s search for the butt” is used. 
- the protag gets REALLY ANGRY ABOUT JEWELRY

- This happens.