Where a computer would throw up an error and possibly crash, our brains go:”well, shit”, and hit the big red button labelled: ‘LAUGHTER (and possibly applause, but probably not applause)’. Since we need our brains 24/7, we don’t have the luxury of error messages. So our brains buy some time to figure out what’s going on by making us laugh in the weirdest situations.
Imminent doom? Laugh.
Absolutely livid? Laugh.
Pretty sure you’re gonna die? Laugh.
I mean, we can’t be sure the aliens don’t have brains that work the same way, but seeing as other animals on Planet Earth don’t really have that either… that’d probably freak them the fuck out too.
Not only do the gangly bipeds sing when they’re scared, they could just as easily start laughing.
I feel like people are thinking that My Immortal was a genuine example of Rose Cristo’s writing when she was 15 yrs old, but the official description for her memoir that just came out confirms what I have always believed, that my immortal was a joke/trollfic, although the reason why she wrote it is something no one would have ever guessed:
A heartbreaking and wryly hopeful memoir of surviving the NYC foster care system―and how one girl’s “masterpiece of literary disaster” (io9.com) connected her to a community that could help her find her lost brother.
In the early 2000s, Rose Christo was separated from her five-year-old brother and shuttled between foster homes in Brooklyn to the Bronx and back again. Desperate to be reunited with her sibling, she traveled the five boroughs, unable to find any trace of him, as New York state’s child care agencies failed to help her time and again.
Then, with the help of one beloved foster sister, Rose created an infamous piece of Harry Potter fanfiction titled My Immortal, posting it online under the pseudonym XXXbloodyrists666XXX. The “forty-four chapters and 22,000 words of hysterical, typo-laden hyperbole” (BuzzFeed.com) went viral as the most notoriously terrible fanfic ever read by the community. For years, fans, writers, and editors researched, debated, and contested the story’s origin and its mysterious author: was this grammatically-challenged rant actually written by a suicidal Goth teenager named Tara Gilesbe living in Dubai, or was this a hoax perpetrated by a group of professional authors making fun of fanfiction?
The truth is a gripping, compelling, and surprisingly funny story of how a young girl infiltrated and used the fan fiction community to search for her brother by baiting their attention with a deliberately badly written tale, creating a ten-year mystery that garnered pop culture media attention and remained unsolved―until now.
EDIT: Arden Cho is Korean and Ross is Indonesian, as pointed out by a lovely anon so if we were looking at Chinese actors/actresses I would say Olivia Sui from Smosh as Mulan, and I can’t think of an actor for Li (or whatever the guy they’re replacing Li Shang with is called -.-, let me know if you have any ideas!)
EDIT OF THE EDIT: nvm Ross is Chinese Indonesian eheuheuehuehue
How VICE media’s new platform Broadly STOLE my Caramel Curves project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Broadly is supposed to be a station that VICE created to empower women. Broadly was allegedly created for women, by women and about women. They proudly boast about how they are feminists and are bringing women together. Don’t let this camouflage fool you like it fooled me. Broadly is a vulture. A soul sucking parasite that can only survive by leaching every ounce of original content from it’s host. I am a victim that Broadly chose as a host and extracted it’s ideas and original content from. A few months ago I shared with a friend that I wanted to turn my photo project about the Caramel Curves into a doc. This friend started working for Broadly, pitched my idea and in May they asked me if I would make a short doc about the Caramel Curves for them. They explained that it would be a celebration of my photographs and that I would have creative control over almost everything. We discussed my role as the co director over and over again. At a meeting with some of the Caramel Curves, Broadly assured them that I was co directing this project. The leader of the Curves told Broadly that the only reason why she was going to let Broadly make a documentary about the group was because she trusted me. She also told them that If I was not directing the film her and the gang were out. VICE promised me and the Curves that we would be shown the footage that was shot, weigh in on the editing, and approve of the final cut before the piece was published. I pushed for a crew from New Orleans but Broadly insisted on sending me a crew that was already VICE staff. After all they were facilitating the budget, so I agreed. After sending me a crew from New York City and a camera man from hell we spent a few days shooting this project. The conditions were incredibly stressful. It was a daunting task to get the dp to listen to anything that I told him. He refused all direction regarding his camera work, but was happy to have me direct the Curves. I should have trusted my gut and been more assertive but since one of the people that I was working with was a friend that I’ve known for over 5 years I decided to just roll with the punches. At one point my lovely subjects - smart and amazing Caramel Curves became very suspicious of VICE and Broadly and wouldn’t sign release forms. They also wanted a guarantee that they could have copies of the footage for their personal use. The crew and I discussed this obstacle and the camera man from hell came up with an idea. He callously said, verbatim “I just got back from Ghana where we were shooting a doc about boxing. You should just do what I did when I was there - just lie to them and tell them they are going to get what ever it is that they want. I mean, we are never going to see these people again.” I was absolutely appalled. That pretty much set the mood of the entire shoot. I felt pitted between my subjects who I much respect and the dubious Broadly crew. The Curves came out of the shoot unenthusiastic. They didn’t send their release forms to VICE. My “friend” at VICE put pressure on me to get them. I told her that we wanted to see the footage. She kept stalling… She would apologize and tell me it was coming. The pay check also never showed up, same story. I sent the releases, trusting my friend", and also VICE as a normal law abiding media outlet, to finish the project according to our contract. I was paid when they received the releases, but was never sent the dailies. No rough cuts, no outlines, no paper edits. Then, an email with a link to a rough cut, and a second email a day later saying sorry the piece is online! I was never able to show the Curves the edit, nor give my input. For this, and many other reasons, the piece is shallow. It kind of sucks compared to the real story of the Caramel Curves, which is beautiful. None of us in New Orleans are happy about the process at all. Vice doesn’t mind if we are deceived exploited and disposed then of. Last week Broadly launched their awful site and kicked it off with my Caramel Curves project. This is a project that I have spent 2 years working on. That friend that I was telling you about earlier, well she took most of the credit, and her little minions that got sent down from New York with her got whatever credit was left over. I complained to Hannah Gregg. She left me a voicemail and a text that apologised for what had been done and basically said that she knew they fucked up, but it was too late to do anything about it. I posted this story on my instagram and Tracie Morrissey, the creator of Broadly left me a few comments. She told me that I didn’t actually do anything for them and that I should be ashamed of myself for trying to claim this project as mine. VICE didn’t know what to do with creative women so they made a ghetto for them called Broadly. Please spread the word that VICE and Broadly are vultures and will do anything they can to steal original content from independent artists. Don’t let them take advantage of you or anyone that you know.
hello i have seen homecoming three times now and i’m obsessed and in love with everything about the movie and the trans!peter headcanon
The first thing i heard about trans!peter was a post talking about how being bullied for being a nerd in school really isnt a common thing anymore, at least in america, and, if anything, in my experience, it tends to be the smartest kids that are actually the most popular. And the post raised the question: So what if peter is actually bullied because he’s trans? And that makes so much sense. And being a trans boy in high school myself and absolutely on board with the headcanon i thought i’d join in and add some things. Some of these other people may have talked about also.
“I am not a GIRL. IM A BOY. I mEAN IM A MAN.” peter gets very upset when donald glover’s character calls him a girl. his voice breaks and he gets visibly flustered.
Flash calls him “Penis Parker”. speaking from experience, high school bullies are not very creative with nicknames and will always go straight for the deepest insecurity they know. I personally think this is a dig at peter being trans.
Peter has proportionally quite small hands and feet.
He enjoys playing with things like Legos and Star Wars action figures. possibly because he didn’t get to when he was little.
He has quite a high pitched voice which he has difficulty controlling the depth of.
May’s comment about his body changing and him not feeling like he can fit in at a classmate’s party makes much more sense if you think of peter as trans.
Ned asks Peter if the spider venom gave him the ability to lay eggs, which is a bizarre question to begin with, but even stranger if being asked of an amab person. but this likely doesn’t have any substance as it was obviously just meant to be a funny moment, which it was, i laughed out loud all three times i heard it.
Peter doesn’t have much in the way of sideburns.
He’s pretty short.
I personally never saw a spidey bulge. now it’s possible it was toned down or edited out but it was definitely visible on the last two versions of spiderman and i don’t know why this one would be any more edited than them.
He doesn’t know how to tie a tie. Now this seems unimportant at first, but i actually think it could mean a lot, so hear me out. Considering how many clubs and extra curriculars he’s in (robotics, marching band, decathlon, etc.) he should have been to many recitals, concerts, competitions, etc that would require him to wear a tie throughout his intermediate and high school years. It’s weird that neither him nor may would know how to tie one. unless- he’s never done it before because he’d always worn the traditionally feminine uniform or formal wear.
Now, there’s those two shirtless scenes that some people have been using to discredit the headcanon where he’s clearly muscular and flat chested with no visible scars. Well, my doubtful friends, there’s the possibility of a keyhole surgery which leaves minimal scarring. Also, the spider venom increases muscle growth and metabolism, and also gives peter a mild healing factor. This could have caused any scars he had to heal and fade completely.
now obviously i realize not all of this inherently means he’s trans. cis guys can be short or have small hands and feet or high pitched voices or rounder hairlines, especially when they’re only 15 years old and everyone is growing at a different rate. These things just flesh out the headcanon a bit more.
tl;dr: Peter Parker is an endlessly adorable trans boy and the hero we all need.
- lots of PDA, everywhere. He’s not ashamed to show everyone that you’re his, not a all. It doesn’t have to be too sexual though, he just likes to hold your hand or having you close to him
- Him always trying to make you smile
- He’s honestly the cutest dork
- Zach had to beat Bryce’s ass more than once because of his inappropriate comments about you
- Him secretly sneaking in your bedroom pretty much every night and leaving early in the morning after cuddles, causing him to be tired during the whole day at school
- He often missed his trainings because of that
- Being the reason why he often ditches his plans with the guys
- You’re the first person that comes to his mind when he needs to talk
- You’re basically the mom of the boys group
- Telling Bryce that he’ll end up in jail because of all the bullshits he does
- Hanging out a lot with Justin after school because he always makes you laugh which makes Zach extremely jealous
- Zach and the guys were watching the both of you laugh
- When you go ask him what’s up he gives you the silent treatment
- He avoids your gaze, only answers with “Hmm.”
- You eventually get that he’s jealous and hug him by behind as tightly as you can, and he tries to shove you away but you literally turned into a giant koala
- “(Y/N) stop.“ ”I won’t move unless you tell me what’s wrong“
- He loudly sighed
- ”You’re always with Justin.“ ”Awh. Is my baby jealous ?“ you asked playfully as you kissed his neck, making him turn his head to the side. ”No. And don’t call me that.“ ”What ? Baby ?“ you mocked him. ”Stop.“ he tried to sound like he was mad. ”Baby, baby. You’re my baby.“ He sighed again and bit his lip to hide his smile. ”God you’re annoying.“ You snuggled your face in his neck and circled it as you left kisses on his skin. ”Zach, you’re the only one I’m in love with. You and only you. I love you.“ you said before leaving a kiss on his cheek. He sighed, smiled and finally took one of your hands and brought it to his mouth before leaving a kiss on it. ”I love you too idiot.“
- Let’s say that the guys wouldn’t stop mocking you after that
- Wearing his jersey and attending all his games
- ”WOOO! THAT’S MY BOY, YOU GO BABY“
- Catching all the attention on you doesn’t bother you at all, fuck everyone
- Keeping his little sister with him when his parents are out
- Him watching you in awe as you listen to her sister talking about her friends while she tries to braid your hair
- His sister absolutely loves you and always asks Zach about you
- Zach being pretty sure that you’ll end up married in the future
- You always being there for him, even more when he discovers the tapes
- Receiving drunk texts of him when you can’t be at one of Justin’s party
- You calling Alex and asking him to keep an eye on Zach, just in case he does stupid things
- You’re the one who explains to Justin that Jessica won’t take him back and that you completely agree with her, but that you’ll still be there for him, no matter what
- Justin hugging you really tightly after that and of course, Zach saw it.
- But he quickly calmed down when you tell him why you shared a hug
- Having one of his shirt that you always bring with you on holiday so when you sleep you can smell his scent as if he was with you
- Having tons of adorable, funny, cute, awkward and weird selfies of the other in your phones
- Zach pouted when he discovered the awkward selfie of him as your lock screen but he secretly loved it
- You don’t fight often but when you do it’s like a "let’s see who can hurt the other the most” game
- Which results as you both not talking to the other for a day
- Then he sends you a pic of him with a pouting face with and a “don’t you wanna talk to your favorite idiot? :(” text
- “I love you.” *kiss on your lips* “So” *kiss on your nose* “Fucking” *kiss on your cheek* “Much.” *kiss on your forehead*
- Him being a fool for you
- Bear hugs
- Hands holding
- Unexpected gifts from the both of you
- Helping him preparing his biology tests
- You once offered him your pen that just ran out of ink and said “It reminded me of how empty your brain can be sometimes”
- Justin died of laughter that day
- He pouted all day
- You’re just the cutest couple of all times
- Everyone ships you
- You’ve been elected the king and queen of the prom
Most notable event. Hansol casually came out as asexual and my love for him has somehow multiple just when I thought I couldn’t love him any more.
It pretty much went something like this:
Fan: “Do you love me?”
Fan: “Will you marry me?”
Fan: “Why not?”
Hansol: “I’m asexual. You guys know asexual? I don’t like men or women. I want to live alone.”
I love him so much.
If I find out this post gets Hansol hate I’ll probably delete this post and then run to protect him. Just so you know what happened.
Update/Edit: He also said he was thinking about it for a long time and it’s part of the reason the shipping made him so uncomfortable
Edit: Deleted a paragraph ‘cause it was misleading and some thought I was gloating. Originally was gonna’ edit to make my message more clear, decided it would be a bit forced when I tried to think of wording, decided the post as a whole would be better without it. I reblogged this once with an explanation if you really want to see though.
Crewniverse tricked us into thinking that Pink’s palanquin is a lot bigger than it is - same with Pink, herself. When Blue walks up to her own palanquin, it’s obvious that it’s just the right size for her.
But when she’s next to Pink’s, there are a LOT of optical illusions going on:
Blue was kneeling or crouching by it at first, making it look bigger.
When Blue stands up, she still looks shorter because she’s slouching.
The way the palanquin is leaning makes the roof look higher.
The flowers obscure the bottom, making it hard to see just how big it is.
The palanquin is on a hill, making it higher, and thus bigger-looking.
The legs are extended (the ones on Blue’s were retracted), making it higher.
In the above image, you can already see that Pink’s palanquin only comes to Blue’s shoulders. Let’s take a closer look and find out just how big it is:
Already we can see that the palanquin is a lot smaller than it initially looks. Let’s find out how much smaller Pink really is next to Blue.
So it looks like Pink is probably less than half as tall as Blue. Maybe about halfway up her thigh, give-or-take. Looks like Pink’s palanquin lends credence to:
The common theory that Pink is the newest Diamond.
If so, this would mean Pink is even newer than I thought! That would explain why Blue (and Eyeball and Holly Blue and even Yellow) seem to act as if Pink was especially precious: She’s just a little kid!
EDIT: (In case anyone sees this.) Nice to see this post getting attention and some good discussion! =D I’ll note that I’m experimenting with how much detail to include in a theory post, and how to best present information. Some stuff has been brought up that I left out on purpose for readability, or because it wouldn’t make a huge difference in the end result. That said:
It definitely looks like Crewniverse was trying to make the height difference hard to notice, and the height difference is consistant thorughout the scene. To me, the scene screams “We’re leaving subtle hints about things we haven’t revealed, again!”
Blue isn’t much closer to the camera than the palanquin, so there shouldn’t be too much of a perspective difference.
The ‘How Are Gems Made’ Minisode states that Gems suck the life out of the ground to skip childhood (I suspect Peridot will grow). Gems are probably designed to do that because the Diamonds wanted them to get to work right away. If the Diamonds don’t have that feature, however, they’d experience childhood.
I do think dialogue hints at Pink being a child, rather than a runt. For example, Yellow calls Pink’s zoo “silly,” suggesting a childish nature.
I do think that young Gems and Diamonds would still grow up very, very slowly. Remember that Pink would have to be a MINIMUM of ~1,000 years old by the time she was taken down; probably much, much older, especially if the Gem writing in Off Colors is any indication.
I suspect that Blue and Yellow are already fully grown. Between that, and the previous bullet point, we wouldn’t see any height difference with Blue between The Answer and Steven’s Dream.
I guess I got some good feedback on how much detail to include, and I’ll try to adjust accordingly for future posts. Thanks!
Yuri on Ice interview translation - PASH! 2017/05 (p24-25)
I am pleased to bring you the very first interview with director Sayo Yamamoto!!! You don’t know how much I’ve been waiting for this… This one is pretty general because of course she has never been interviewed before so they are asking her the basics, but it’s very interesting to finally hear things from her perspective too, since she’s the one who started it all. More interviews with her will be appearing in other magazines in the near future, I’m looking forward to those ones too.
Also, I believe a bright future is to be expected for Yuri on Ice, since she seems to have lots of plans…!! (I was shivering typing out the translation, lol)
Translation is under the cut.
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Interview (first appearance in media!) The world of “Yuri on Ice” that director Yamamoto wanted to create With 8 notebooks full of notes in one hand, director Sayo Yamamoto has answered our interview for the first time. We have asked her how this new animation that no one had ever seen before was born.