why is my dash this way that it is

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SWORD-AND-SHEITH WASSUP! I love seeing you on my dash! And duuude, I’m in the same boat. I’m like, why build up Keith’s confidence only to tear him down like this? Like, I want Shiro to stay in the Black Lion as much as Keith does. But…was that really the end to Keith’s leadership arc? Like…all right. I wish the team had acknowledged him and his accomplishments more. I wish he hadn’t had to step down in the way that he did, with Shiro yelling in his ear and everyone siding against him. It left a bad taste in my mouth, but…what can the writers do? Push Shiro aside, like I mentioned before? AAAAA!

That said, I’ll come clean: I’m one of those folks who want Keith to go back to Red. I know how much Keith learned as Voltron’s leader. I know that role taught him to work as a team player, and to reach out to his friends. But like…why. 

We spent a lot of time on Shiro and Black’s bond, but we also spent a lot of time on Keith and Red’s. Red slingshotted herself through space to save Keith. She nearly destroyed the Malmora base on his behalf. And I’m like………why. Why would you emphasize that connection only to discard it like this? 

I don’t feel like Keith ever bonded with Black like he did with Red. He piloted Black for Shiro; for the good of the team. And that worked, because the Black Lion favors those who value love, trust, and duty. But I don’t think he melded with Black like Shiro did. He flew Black because he had to, not because they shared a deep bond.

I came out of this season feeling down in the dumps. And I’ll acknowledge that most of that feeling comes down to this season’s lack of Keith—or, more specifically, the lack of scenes between Shiro and Keith. I know their dynamic can’t steal the spotlight all the time, and this season was very short. It hurt my heart, though, from a personal perspective, to watch Keith leave the team. 

“Home” is a big theme in this story’s universe (think Allura and Coran’s relationship with Altea; the fact that the war started over the destruction of the Galran home planet; the Balmerans, who were willing to die with their planet; the Paladins’ connection with Earth). Keith doesn’t have a “home” on Earth like the other Paladins, so his friends are his home. They’re his family. As the Red Paladin—and the Black Paladin as well—Keith belonged somewhere. 

AND NOW…AFTER ALL THAT WORK…AFTER KEITH HAD FINALLY LEARNED HOW TO STEP OUT OF HIS “LONER” ROLE AND WORK WITH HIS TEAMMATES—

He went off on his own again to work as a member of an undercover group with a “you’re on your own” mentality.

SO YEAHHHH that’s why this season made me super sad. You could tell Keith left the team out of a sense of duty rather than because he wanted to—and I guess that’s demonstrative of his development. He didn’t make that decision selfishly, like earlier on when he would act out on his own, or charge ahead of his teammates. Keith left with the Blade because he believes the team doesn’t want or need him anymore; that Shiro makes a better leader than he does; that Lance deserves his seat in the Red Lion; that Allura’s better off in Blue. 

Keith found that sense of belonging—his teammates reached him through that wall he built around himself—and now IT’S ALL GONE. POOF!

Like, LOOK. I KNOW they hugged Keith. I know Shiro said his teammates were there for him, and I know Keith said he believed him. But like, it’s the same thing as it was with Shiro. What can Keith even do on the ship anymore, if not fly the Black Lion? Putter around behind Coran on the main deck? I think you could tell by the look on Keith’s face as he left the Castle; Keith doesn’t feel like he belongs on the team anymore. We traded Shiro’s sense of belonging for Keith’s and…like……..I don’t know what to say. The writers REALLY wrote themselves into a corner on that one. What else could they have done? Until the clone plot comes to fruition, or some giant event shuffles up the Lions again, they’re stuck like this, with either Keith or Shiro on the sidelines. They’ll have to approach this stuff very, very carefully. 

This reply has gotten really long—sorry—but I GUESS I prefer this to watching Shiro backseat drive the Castle, or run off with Matt and the rebel fighters. I was totally not expecting the writers to go in this direction. It may feel like a major step backwards for Keith’s development, but he WILL emerge from this arc with a newfound understanding of his place on the team. I have to believe that or else I’ll go crazy.

(Shiro…..sOMEBODY…for god’s sake…tell this boy to come back. Remind him that he’d want Shiro on the team even if he couldn’t pilot a lion. Sometimes you just want people in your friggin’ LIFE, dammit. Jeeeeeesus.)

i hate that fucking “european here just saying if another european says the word race thats the easiest way to tell theyre a racist. we dont think about race here unlike the crazy americans who are obsessed with race” post so much cause like.

europeans literally invented the entire fucking modern concept of race and racism. yall. what the fuck. why are you trying to claim you have nothing to do with this

…OMG. I’ve been noticing that browsing my Tumblr dash in Firefox uses up around 1/3 of my CPU cycles, even with ad scripts blocked, but couldn’t figure out why.

After reading some developer tools documentation online, I managed to pinpoint that it was something involving CSS animations, but couldn’t find any obvious element that was animating on the page. So then I did a bit more debugging to see what animations were being reported by the document inspector.

It’s the mouseover animation on the Tumblr logo. Which, apparently, is coded in such a way that it keeps animating in the background even when the mouse is nowhere near it (!?!?!?!).

I feel like we need to talk more about how white lesbians / bi women fetishize woc.

I remember seeing this post about how ~beautiful~ our racialized features are and going into detail about how gorgeous brown skin is and it was incredibly dramatic and cringey and i checked the source and op was a white bi woman. Going into detail about how much she loved brown skin. It was just so creepy.

And another time I saw a post saying something along the lines of “I love being a lesbian on blackout because it fills my dash with sexy black women” and op was white and that also made me feel so uncomfortable.

I feel like we often dismiss this as “lesbians don’t have the male gaze” which is obviously true but white lesbians / bi women do have the white gaze and therefore can (and often do) fetishize and objectify woc

We also talk about the way white gay men fetishize and objectify gay moc but not with white lesbians as much and I don’t know why that is

(if you’re straight don’t even touch this post)

types of ships
  • gigantic deluxe cruise: 34705 search results on everywhere, dominates the fanzine market, badass edits with lots of heart-wrenching quotes since they’re probably the main characters. author probably shipped them as well, tbh. usually the “opposite personality” pair, overused tropes, nicknames, etc.
  • modest viking longship: has been there since the beginning of time, always appears as a side ship in fics, especially those with all the main cruises in one universe. yet has surprisingly little main fics considering how the characters basically aren’t shipped with anyone else but each other.
  • the “aww” submarine: that non-mainstream pair whose fanart pops up on your dash once a while. everyone lowkey ships them in a ‘in another universe where my otp didn’t exist’ way. see: “I don’t get why don’t more people ship xxx!” actually, they do.
  • the sturdy fishing boat: usually clashes with one of the mainstream ships. people either ship them, think they’re good as they are now, or oppose them with a passion. with enough supporters it may upgrade to a bigger fishing vessel, garner quite a bit of attention and start discourse with the cruise oppressors. mostly stays in their waters and are chill if u don’t insult them
  • the driftwood: tinier than the piece of lumber that jack and rose couldn’t hold on to at the same time. you need wood? you make wood. EMPHASIS: usually consists of couples that would theoretically be good together since a) they are minor characters and b) they have had zero interaction
  • the lone canoe: most perplexing of all. these characters are well known, have decent interaction, yet are never shipped together. when it is suggested people frown upon you as they are deeply rooted within their prejudices, but convert someone and you will be much more satisfied with the content than poor driftwood.
The INTP Struggle

I think the realest of the INTP stereotypes is the one about our lack of motivation. Or procrastination. Or whatever you choose to call it. Seriously, why is it that I constantly have all these magnificent ideas dashing through my brain, but I can’t ever buckle down and actually complete a project?

Completion is never easy for me. I have to fight every step of the way, and it’s a bit depressing to look down and see all the abandoned projects all around me.

And then, even when other people might think that a thing is done, I’m never totally satisfied with it. I might even treat it like it’s finished, but, in my head, I could probably always think of something else to tweak. 

This is probably why I’m so okay with not finishing things. If nothing ever really seems finished to me, then why should I bother pretending that it is?

Not that this is a great life philosophy or anything. But I think it’s the way a lot of INTPs naturally look at projects. 

We interrupt this TMI Tuesday to bring you a DASH COMMISH (!!!!) by @cannibal-prince (!!!11!!!!!!1)

I was given the honor of providing context so… TFW you have a reunion with your ol’ alien smuggling pals and you’ll be dAMNED if they can swallow more space-slugs than you. ;)

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*tries to be cute but ends up looking like this*

Reminder. If you’re rping a canon character and feeling insecure about your writing, or fearing replacement, simply remember that your muse is not just a duplicate. No one else will be able to breathe life into that character the way you do. No one else will feel the exact way you feel about your muse. There will be people who value your muse and never stop writing with you no matter what. There will be people who appreciate your portrayal, no matter how many other versions are out there. Always remember why you made your blog. Never let anyone or anything cast your passion out of your heart !!

anonymous asked:

Can I ask whats wrong with genderbends aka why youre uncomfortale with them?

Back when I first joined tumblr in 2012, genderbends were really popular. They were all over the place and in every single fandom. There were edits and art and faceclaims. And then, people in the trans community started speaking up. Initially, there was some backlash, but in general, the amount of genderbends decreased greatly. (It should be noted that this is my experience and my dash, this could be different for other people)

Going off of that, while this isn’t just a Me Problem, I’m in no way calling anyone out for this. It’s something that’s made me highly uncomfortable for like a year now and it’s not even just this fandom where I ask people to tag them. 

Now that we have backstory: Why Genderbends Are Bad: 

They’re transphobic and cissexist, erase nonbinary genders, and very often fall into stereotypes. 

Let’s go through this point by point. 

  • The transphobia and cissexism part

Genderbends assign body parts to a single gender.

While people might argue that that’s not necessarily the case, I have never seen a piece where genderbend was not equal to cisswap. To genderbend a boy character, he’s given breasts and a vagina. To genderbend a girl, she gets a flat chest and penis. 

That assignment of breasts and vagina = female, penis = male is incredible transphobic. Genderbending assumes your genitals and body parts determine your gender

Genderbending also assumes that all characters are cis by default. Which is cissexist because often times, characters aren’t given a canon gender identity. This assumption is cissexist and removes the possibility of a character’s gender being anything other than cis. 

  • The erasure part

Genderbending implies that there is only two genders, male and female.

In genderbends, there’s no room for nonbinary characters. Genderbending makes the character the “opposite gender” but there’s no such thing as the “opposite gender”. Men and women aren’t complete opposites, they’re just two gender identities on a very large spectrum. 

By flipping characters between the two binary genders, you erase the possibility that the characters could be nonbinary. You give no space for those characters to exist and somewhat assign people who are nonbinary as “others” who aren’t included. 

  • The stereotype part

Genderbending is often done in a “what if this character were a boy/girl instead?” way, which often lends itself to stereotypes. 

Characters genderbent to be girls often have longer hair and wear more feminine clothing. It’s the same for characters genderbent into boys who have short hair. The sexualization of characterization of characters genderbent to be girls should also taken into account, although it’s not always the case. 

And there’s also sometimes the implication that a character being a different gender will drastically change who they are as people which is just not true and transphobic. 

Lastly, genderbending makes many people who identify as trans and nonbinary uncomfortable. 

If you’re cis, you don’t really get to have a say in what is or isn’t transphobic. If someone tells you that genderbends make them uncomfortable, there’s probably a reason. Instead of genderbending, there is always the option of trans headcanons, which are wonderful when done respectfully and are also not erasing, dehumanizing, and hurting an entire community. 

Here are some other good posts on this, because I certainly could’ve written this better: 

The Rise and Fall of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (7th Anniversary)

Back in early 2010, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was one of most popular cartoon shows that ever came out and surprisingly on par with Adventure Time back in the day. Here are the reasons why this was so great.

1) This Show was Created by Lauren Faust

Lauren Faust is one of the best storyboard artist, animator and creator of cartoon shows. What I like about her is before she made the show, she ask questions to fans first about MLP on DeviantArt before setting up her show and then made the pilot. Animated one of the best movies like Cat Don’t Dance and Iron Giant. She worked on great shows cartoons, mostly everyone childhood shows like…

PowerPuff Girls

Originally posted by chaoticpochi

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

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I don’t know why she leave the show but my guess is time, working on other things like Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls, Wander Over Yonder, and DC Super Hero Girls. Overall, she’s pretty great.

2) Plot

The plot is simple, Twilight Sparkle, with Spike the Dragon was given the task is go to Ponyville and learn about friendship. There she meets her friends, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash. Together, they solve problems, go on crazy adventures, and learn the magic of friendship

For story driven episodes, it usually airs on seasons premieres and finales like

Season 2 Premiere: The Return of Harmony

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Season 2 Finale: A Canterlot Wedding

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But most of the episodes are different, no story what so ever and that’s fine because after all, it is a little girls show. Most of episodes are friendship solving and it’s really adorable to watch.

Mane six go on adventure

Originally posted by swiftcomet

Hanging out or an episode about secondary characters

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Although most of the episodes aren’t story driven and feel most of the lesson are repeats to each episodes, they’re very enjoyable to watch.

3) Characters

Almost everyone character are great, there’s not one thing I hate about them. The mares (females) of the show are portrayed as competent and strong and none of them as portrayed as be stronger and better. We’ve got Twilight Sparkle the intelligent, Fluttershy the shy one, Rainbow Dash the action, Applejack the hard worker, Rarity the fashionista, and Pinkie Pie the joke of the show, also the one who keeps breaking the 4th wall

Originally posted by ceedawkes

They develop greatly in the show like Fluttershy, from season 1 to 4, she was always shy and timid, never able to speak up for herself and letting others to push her

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But in recent seasons she now more assertive, speak about her concern

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Even the villains are great in the show such as 

Discord who’s play by an actor that play Q in Star Trek. He’s deceiving and manipulative at first but a very fun villain watch with creating chaos. He also hangs with Fluttershy a lot 

Originally posted by slugshack

4) World Building/Lore

The society the ponies live is quite interesting. There are three types ponies

Unicorns that can do magic 

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Pegasus can of course fly, control clouds, and live in them

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and Earth ponies are just like humans but horses

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There’s is one type that rules them all and there called Alicorns. Alicorns are princesses of Equestira. There are only four alicorns, Celestia Princess of the Sun, Luna Princess of the Moon, Cadance, Princess of Love Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Friendship.

Originally posted by neondragonfly

Don’t worry, it’s not just ponies that live in this world, there’s dragons, ox, seapoinies, dog creatures, and many more.

5) Music

For a show that’s for little girls, the songs aren’t good… It’s the greatest sh@t you’ll ever listen to. It’s seriously Disney movie level like oh my god, it give so many emotion such as

The Magic Inside

Originally posted by adorablemlp

This Day Aria

Originally posted by kanonberyl

We’ll Make Our Mark

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Even the mulilanguage openings are great to listen like the Italian one!

I’m sorry Steven Universe, your songs are great but yours can’t compete with this.

6) Fandom

This fandom is probably why most people watch the show. Unlike most fandoms that are mostly toxic, this one is really decent throughout the years. You can ship any character you want and no is going to tell you otherwise (excpet filly with mare/colt), everyone can speak about their opinions, and everyone gets the message of the show by being kind to each other

What I like most about the community is there content. Seriously this fandom makes some great content like music, fan-animation, and fan-art.

For example

Lullaby for a Princess by Ponyphonic

Button Mash Adventure by Jananimation

So great that non-fans of the show listen to a song called “Discord” by Tombstone and people got pissed when they found out when they found it was created by a Brony

The fandom even given names to all the background ponies!

Such as Derpy Hooves, Lyra Heartstrings, Bon Bon, Octiva, Vinyl Scratch, Berry Punch and Doctor Whooves.

Originally posted by adorablemlp

Also, there is one time that the fandom got upset about one thing and it actually very reasonable compared to most fandoms of right now. When “The Last Roundup” came, it was Derpy first time that she talk. People got offended for having crossed eyes, reckless and being a poor portrayal of a autism person and demand for that pony to be removed off the show. 

Originally posted by tojosbluebird

The bronies got upset and start a campaign, #SaveDerpy and to that I say

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After that, she stayed on the show. The best reason why the fans get frustrated about that. Not because of a ship, not because of sauce but for a fan favorite character was about to be remove

So now let’s talk how did this show fall

Downfall

So probably many fans,including myself stop watching the show because with other cartoon shows popping with more mature story-driven, and action shows like Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, Legend of Korra, Rick and Morty, and Star vs The Forces of Evil, people lost interesting in the show.

Also the show is pretty much over now

The Cutie Crusaders got their cutie mark

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Twilight becomes a princess and even has an apprentice

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Rainbow Dash becomes a Wonderbolt

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Rarity has own fashion buisness

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So there’s no point in watching the show anymore, a similar situation to Adventure Time

Conclusion

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the show that used to be so popular back in the early 2010s, good plot, great characters and have great support by fans. With season 7 actually getting interesting, I think this show will get back on their horse

Happy 7th Anniversary! 

Why have I heard next to nothing about Dizzee Kipling?

Y'all are so on Netflix’s dick about the original shows, but I’ve barely seen The Get Down acknowledged at all. The show as a whole is incredible and honestly every character is such a gift. Given the critiques I see most often I would think that tumblr would pick this show up and obsess over it the way it has with others in the past.

People love to talk the talk about representation and how so many movements stemmed from poc and queer culture, but when we get a show that focuses beautifully on exactly that I see nothing.

Why am I not drowning in fanart of Dizzee/Thor?

Why can I scroll through my dash without having to sift through novel length meta about Zeke?

Why is no one obsessing over Mylene?

This show is explicitly about the influence of black, latinx, and queer culture on music and art. It’s about what tumblr is constantly discussing and wishing for acknowledgement and representation of, so why is there so little love for it?

WHY DOES NO ONE TALK ABOUT THE GET DOWN?

🌊Washing Away Bad Habits Spell🌊

A spell to break habits (specifically biting or tearing at nails, but it could be altered to fit your needs). Be kind, this is my first written spell, but feedback and advice is appreciated!

Originally posted by tana-the-dreamchaser


Gather:

🌸White candle (purification)

🌸Fennel (protection against returning to old ways and purifying yourself of the incessancy and desire)

🌸Water

🌸Milk (purity and self-nourishment)

🌸Large bowl

🌸Optional, (clear) nail polish

🌸Tissue or towel

Steps:

💫Depending on your beliefs, evoke deities, cast circles etc and light your candle (and incense if you want.)

💫Meditate on why you need to break the habit, how you’ll help it mundanely, why you’re currently doing it.

💫Pour a reasonable amount of water into the bowl, add a dash of milk and sprinkle in the herbs.

💫Place you hands in the bowl and begin to wash them in the solution (effectively ‘washing yourself clean of past ways’) as you speak the following or your own interpretation:

“Cleanse these hands with water so pure, and rid them of harmful desire”

💫Pass your hands over the white candles and speak:

“Let burn the ways of old and found temptation, let burn with cleansing fire”

💫Dry your hands and optionally paint your nails while meditating on your purpose. Then close the rite as you wish.

Nymphie 🌸
  • Ao3: *is down for 30 minutes of routine maintenance*
  • me: why do you hate me

it’s okay to admit that you were wrong and that nothing has actually changed on the stunt-front. we’ve all been wrong about a million things over the past few years. that’s just how it goes when you’re working with limited information and actively being groomed and manipulated by the people in power

but the mental gymnastics and the reaching i’m seeing right now to maintain the ‘the azoffs are untouchable and brilliant and no one can criticize them ever about anything’ point of view is, quite frankly, embarrassing.

anonymous asked:

i've seen the drawing of arthur rising in the bathtub several times on my dash. but today was the first time i actually REALIZED it was arthur being resurrected. bc literally EVERY OTHER TIME i have seen it, i just assumed arthur was giving merlin a blowjob under the water ><

Really??? hahahahaha well, yes, he rises again because BREXIT but… why not this way too? x///D

Must Be Love (On the Brain)

oneshot; 3928 words

for @hiddenpolkadots

read on ao3

In all honesty, Clarke is well aware that her current predicament is entirely her own fault.

After all, she’s the one who decided to leave off fulfilling the last of her general electives till the very last semester of her very last year in college.

All the same, she would very much like to be able to have someone else to blame for it. Because, well. Who the hell wouldn’t.

In that sense, she’s sort of grateful for Finn Collins.

Finn Collins gives her something towards which she’s able to redirect all her quiet resentment regarding ancient civilisations and the mountain of useless information about them she’s being forced to imbibe every Tuesday and Thursday, information that she’ll never even be able to use in life once she’s out of this lecture hall.

So, yes. Is she grateful for Finn Collins? Sort of.

Does that make her want to punch his teeth in any less? Hard no.

Especially around the three-week mark, when she starts making a habit of bringing coffee to class with her.

Coffee makes her awake. Coffee makes her alert. Coffee makes her notice shit.

Like her very attractive, very good looking ancient civilisations professor.

(Technically, the professor is supposed to be the thing everyone notices in a class. It’s kind of how education works.)

But, seriously.  

Look, the thing is, she has absolutely nothing against ancient civilisations. Really. It’s not even that she thinks they don’t make for interesting subject matter or anything. If she’s being completely honest? She just doesn’t have time for that. There’s way too much shit happening in the world right now to spend valuable time and energy thinking about stuff that’s happened thousands and thousands of years ago.

But when Professor Blake starts talking about ancient civilisations… God

It’s the only thing she wants to think about for the rest of the day.

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