who will never read this

anonymous asked:

dude i dont even watch stranger things but i read ur fics and i think i genuinely thought your california series was canon until i saw a post stating that nothing about billy’s mum was confirmed and i kinda was like,, oh

You don’t even watch Stranger Things and you read my fics??? Oh my goodness. Okay, first off, you should watch the show, it’s amazing, and second - yeah, nothing is confirmed. Most of the things in my fics are a mishmash of ideas I’ve had and some headcanons from fanon I’ve enjoyed enough to include!

anonymous asked:

How would you best describe royai'a relationship to someone who had never read/ watch fullmetal

without getting into all the gritty details?

roy mustang is a man who killed hundreds/thousands of innocent people and wants to repent by fixing his country and helping as many people as he can before finally accepting eternal punishment for his crimes. riza hawkeye is a woman who gave roy the tools to kill, killed hundreds/thousands of innocent people on her own, and believes that the only thing she can do is help him help as many people as possible before accepting eternal punishment for her same crimes. they want to work together to save their country and the people living in it no matter what happens to themselves - but theyre also unfortunately [illegally] very much in love and would do anything for one another, but dont let that get in the way of their goals

maybe thats too gritty uhhhhhh

they are two people who are so fully dedicated to one another through their shared sins and linked pasts that one bullet could kill em both - but they stand by one another through everything in the hopes that they can improve the lives of innocent people throughout their country

hmmmm

they are in love and cant do anything about it because of military regulations but also probably wouldnt because they dont believe themselves worthy of that kind of happiness. theyre little angst machines. theyre the worst. i love them

shaladin safe space

please reblog this if you’re pro-shaladin, or at least are not anti-shaladin. i need to know that there are more of us out there, shipping and multishipping and seeing shiro happy with his paladins. also i want more shaladin-positive blogs to follow.

this blog is a shaladin safe space.

  • Snape: Mr. Potter, why don't you read first?
  • Harry: Alright, Chapter 1; Surviving your fascist Potions Professor who needs to put kids down to feel big.
  • Harry: Oh wow! This is useful guys, we should read on!

I love Discworld fans.

“Listen, there are forty-one books in this series that’s been going since the 80′s, so it’s going to be a little daunting! Luckily there are at least forty-one approaches to the reading order, so you’ve got options! Just…don’t start with The Color of Magic, for god’s sake. I mean, theoretically, yes, you could read them in order but hell, who would want to? Start with Guards! Guards!, he’s got the hang of the thing by then. Personally, I read them using this chart!” 

At which point they’ll pull out this lovingly made infographic that probably has sodding footnotes to boot, they’re so goshdarn helpful about it, when honestly, none of us really care which order you read them in, as long as you read them somehow. 

Just…don’t judge the series by The Light Fantastic, wait to read that one after you’ve finished Soul Music or something and feel brave enough to go back. Seriously, the first few books aren’t BAD or anything, but they’re like comparing a sketch in Leonardo’s notebook to The Last Supper.

So canon it hurts :”D

hey kids im gonna teach u how to be a weathered comic fan


- nobody likes reboots but if things get bad enough everyone calls for one

- people are annoying so youre only allowed to say your favorite superhero is batman if you know at least three arc titles. here’s some to help get you started: under the red hood, knightfall, death in the family

- call for an end to all comics at least once a month when something stupid happens

- the avengers and the xmen dont always get along. if you like the avengers, you dont know this. if you like xmen, it’s all you know.

- lightboxing is responsible for comic books that look like they were drawn by the wikihow guy. throw the term around. it’s fun.

- you hate crossover events, but by god you will never stop bringing them up and neither will your comic provider

- your favorite comic book will get cancelled. you live every day like it’s its last. comics that are particularly diverse will get axed first no matter how large the following

- everyone who claims “comics are getting too political NOWADAYS” has never read a comic worthwhile in their lives. cut them out of yours.

- when you hear a writer’s name you dont recognize just say “ah that guy. I hate that guy” no one will question it. we all hate that guy.

“I don’t like reading at all, but I love to write!”
Reasons why the Harry Potter movies really messed up the Marauders

- Let’s start with the most obvious point : their age.

All actors who play characters from the Marauders’ era are way too old. Lily and James died at the age of 21 but in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Geraldine Somerville and Adrian Rawlins were respectively 34 and 41 years old.

Having older actors play Harry’s parents totally negates the fact that they were just kids when they died (and also that they were just kids when they had Harry, and considering that they were in the middle of a war, Harry was most certainly an accident, but let’s not get into that right now). It makes their death less tragic, plus it’s just not accurate ok.

These guys are also way too old

Anyone who attended Hogwarts at the same time as James and Lily would have been in their 30s during Harry’s years. That’s just not the case of Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis and Timothy Spall. Again, the whole tragedy of their lives revolves around the fact that they never got to grow old (or even to grow up in Sirius’ case, but again, that’s another issue/theory). Snape was only 38 when he died, but Alan Rickman was 65 in Deathly Hallows part 2. Now, I love Alan Rickman’s portrayal of Snape as much as the next person, but this age thing still bothers me a lot.


- Another very obvious point : Lily’s eyes

I mean, how do you even screw up so badly? How many times is it mentioned that Lily had green eyes, just like Harry’s? First of all, neither Harry nor the various actresses who played Lily had green eyes, but they hired an actress to play young Lily whose eyes didn’t even match Daniel Radcliffe’s?

I know the fandom has been talking about this for ages, and we should all have moved on by now, but it’s such an important part of the story, I don’t think I can ever get over it.


- On to point number 3 : THIS

James Potter was indeed on the Gryffindor Quidditch team, but certainly not in 1970, as he attended Hogwarts from 1971 to 1979, and as a Chaser, NOT a Seeker.


- Should we even talk about this?

First of all, those two actors look nothing alike, and second of all, there is no way in hell that this is what James Potter looked like. Everything, from his hair (James is supposed to have dark, messy hair) to his face is off. I don’t know who that is but it’s not James Potter.


- Now, onto a less obvious point : the Marauder’s Map.

I’m sure we all have wondered, at some point or another, why the hell Fred and George never noticed Peter Pettigrew on the map. After all, the name would have been following Percy, and then Ron around all the time.

Well, I do have a theory as to why Peter’s name would not have appeared on the map, but the movies ruined that.

Let me explain. In the movie, Harry sees Peter Pettigrew’s name on the map, but in the book, the only person who sees Peter’s name is Remus.

My theory is that the Marauders, when they made the map, made it so that no one could see their names on it, other than the Marauders themselves. That way, if it fell into the wrong hands (say, a professor’s, or Snape’s), that person couldn’t use it to know their whereabouts. But the other Marauders could see their friends’ names so they always knew where to find each other.

That would explain why Remus was able to see Peter on the map, but Fred and George never noticed the man who literally slept in the same bed as their brother.

Again, since Harry sees Peter on the map in the movie, that theory can no longer be applied, and the plot hole remains.


- Finally, my last, and most important point :

The Marauders’ story is literally NEVER talked about in the movies?? Nowhere does it say that Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs were in fact Remus, Peter, Sirius and James. Nowhere does it say that THEY were the Marauders. Nowhere does it say how or why they became animagi. They don’t talk about the Prank, or why the Whomping Willow was planted, or where the Shrieking Shack got its reputation as a haunted house. Why is Harry’s Patronus a stag? Who tf knows. Someone who never read the books would probably be very confused about the whole Marauders thing, because there. is. literally. nothing. about. them. in. the. movies.

(I’m mad.)

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Earlier today in the library I found the archives of an old fictional magazine called Blackwood that ran from 1817 to 1980, a hidden gem stored in the remotest corner of the vast room. I looked it up and apparently it printed a lot of horror fiction that inspired the likes of Shelley, Coleridge, Dickens, Bronte and Poe, which made me feel pretty stupid for never having heard of it before. It’s also the same magazine that printed the first version of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1899 issue, still hunting for this one). Although I couldn’t find any popular names in the version I picked up, it contained some of the most fascinating short stories I’ve ever read, and I ended up spending the entire afternoon sprawled across the floor, powering through the works of some obscure writers who probably never expected a 20 year old girl from India to be reading them an entire century later. It felt so strange and wonderful to realize that, all those years ago, some of the greatest writers I know were reading the exact same words and finding inspiration from it. 

It’ll probably take me an entire sem to get though all of them, but I’ll post updates if I find anything particularly interesting.

kim (th) recommendations

just a list of some taehyung fanfics (a-m) that i personally enjoyed reading and recommend others to read too :)

☁ : fluff , ⚆ : angst , ❝ : mature 

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You don’t have to tell me
If you’re not okay
Just know I’m here
For you
Always
—  enlightenedreader ~ 30/07/17 ~

This is for the trans guys who only call themselves guys when no one’s around, for the trans guys who dream about using their chosen name, for the guys who are never read as male – whether they present as masculine or can’t yet.

You matter.

You will get everything you want one day.

You are not always going to be in the closet.

You are a guy, whether they know it or not.

……………….please……………….can we……………………..look just for a second………this……..sweet angel……………….whom I love with a great passion……………………

“She wishes she could be

More than she is

And it terrifies her

Knowing

It’s just a mere wish”

- enlightenedreader ~ 18/12/17 ~

prompts as lemony snicket quotes
  • “Those unable to catalog the past are doomed to repeat it.”
  • “It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.”
  • “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
  • “Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.” 
  • “Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”
  • “People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.” 
  • “Everyone should be able to do one card trick, tell two jokes, and recite three poems, in case they are ever trapped in an elevator.” 
  • “I suppose I’ll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.”
  • “If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.” 
  • “All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”
  • “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.”
  • “A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
  • “…you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.” 
  • “The sad truth is the truth is sad.”
  • “It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches.” 
  • “I never want to be away from you again, except at work, in the restroom or when one of us is at a movie the other does not want to see.” 
  • “I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.” 
  • “It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”
  • “It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself.” 
  • “This is my knife. It is very sharp and very eager to hurt you.” 
  • “The key to good eavesdropping is not getting caught.” 
  • “Oftentimes. when people are miserable, they will want to make other people miserable, too. But it never helps.” 
  • “There is no worse sound in the world than someone who cannot play the violin but insists on doing so anyway.” 
  • “One of the remarkable things about love is that, despite very irritating people writing poems and songs about how pleasant it is, it really is quite pleasant.” 
  • “Even though there are no ways of knowing for sure, there are ways of knowing for pretty sure.”
  • “Normally it is not polite to go into somebody’s room without knocking, but you can make an exception if the person is dead, or pretending to be dead.” 

“She felt

She had to get away

From everything

And everyone

Feeling suffocated

Not realising that

She was suffocating herself”

- enlightenedreader ~ 19/12/17 ~

Even after all this - although I care about you differently - I don’t care about you any less.

        All your secrets are safe with me.
        I’ll still protect your scars.
        We don’t have to speak again
        For me to be on your side.
        I’m on your side
        Even. in. this. fight. I’m on your side.
        The color of your heart
        Is still one of the most
        Beautiful things I’ve ever seen.
        I know I saw but a piece
        A piece of that heart is all I need.
        If this is goodbye, I want you to know
        I don’t care about you any less.
        You are still and always will be
        Safe with me.