with love from the age of reason

If you’re an professional/student/beginning/aspiring animator

I’m writing a mini-thesis on animation, not only the basics of actually animating (Illusion of Life) but also how animation brings people together from everywhere of all ages. How our interpersonal relationships can develop and how our morality can develop from themes from these creations (Avatar: the Last Airbender). How it creates communities and lets people share in mutual thought.

Basically, if you could do me a huge favor and reblog with the reasons why you love animation/anime/any animated media. If you feel comfortable enough for a mini-interview please message me. I swear I’m not a spam bot.

Please and thank you!!!

EDIT: I MADE A GOOGLE FORM IF THAT’S EASIER. 

My dear trans/nonbinary kids, 

This one goes out to you who are not actually kids anymore, to those of you who did not start to identify as trans/nonbinary before you turned 20, 30, 40 or above. 

To those of you who look back and think “Oh, this is what i’ve been feeling my whole life! I didn’t knew there’s a word for that.” 

To those of you who have been (directly or indirectly) discouraged from exploring their gender idenity at a earlier age. 

To those of you whose gender identity changed as you got older.  

To those of you who stayed “in the closet” until now, for any reason. 

You’re a important part of the lgbt+ community. You are just as valid and real as those who (openly) identified as trans/nonbinary since childhood. 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 

Soukoku Childhood Theories

I almost forgot about this HC but now it transformed into another theory/prediction and I have to thank the people of skk-hell discord for reminding me about this ‘crossing paths’ cover page of soukoku as children in chapter 31. So, theory time!

Theory: Chuuya joined the Mafia earlier than Dazai (IDK about Q tho) and I guess this day (or night,who knows) is the day Dazai joined the Mafia. 

Reason : Look closely on the above image. Notice anything? except that it looks like a love at first sight hit me fam 

Anything peculiar? 

Dazai is not wearing a coat

We all know Mori gave him the coat even before becoming an executive so Im assuming Mori gave him one after joining the Mafia but in this panel, Dazai isn’t wearing a coat whereas we can see that Chuuya already got his. From their reactions, it seems that this is the first time they saw each other, an “Oh look, a new kid of my age” kind of thing. Another reason why I think Chuuya joined earlier is because his level of loyalty in the Mafia is much deeper than Dazai’s in many ways, it can explain why he’s more loyal because of the length of his attachment with the organization. 

So yeah, I might be overlooking the ‘coat’ thing but a reminder: it’s just another theory.

Another theory of mine includes:

-They are 12-13 at this time

-Dazai was a patient of Mori 

CONFESSION:

I think the biggest reason I love the Dragon Age 2 romances so much is they don’t shy away from the darker parts of people. They say “yes, I see all these dark parts of you, I see you as you are, and I still love you.” I really want someone like that in my own life, and it’s nice to see it represented here.

I'm glad they've announced Tracer is queer...

However, I think that’s a bit safe for the predominately straight, male fan base of Overwatch.
I mean, hot lesbians don’t really challenge the sexuality of your average straight, male gamer.

You wanna really be edgy?
Make a gay male character- but not just any gay male character! He should be the sassiest, flamingest, most gorgeous, dandy, pretty boy in all of Numbani.

Not to detract from how awesome it is that Tracer is confirmed family. Just, lesbian overtones are not new for gamers. Also, plenty of female characters have masculine attributes to “justify” their proclivity for violence.

One of the reasons why I love the Dragon Age games is the liberal sexuality in the storylines. Many characters are sexually adventurous if not just an outright queer. I think it would be awesome to see the same kind of open mindedness in Overwatch, it being such a badass game!

It’s like, I think your audience can handle the idea of a quick witted, Z-snapping Mo, picking up a laser-rifle and kicking ass.

It just always feels like queer characters in video games are butch women, or tomboy acting ladies. With the exception of the occasional bisexual elf- gay men are underrepresented in video games.

Of course Dorian Pavus of DA Inquisition is the first character I felt I could really relate to, but that’s just one character in a long line of many many many games that I’ve played. I just have to commend DAI for unapologetically going there with Dorian’s story arc. It was all too real, and the first of its kind for such a large and successful game series.

I just feel most game makers are trying to protect the feelings and comfort of their straight, male players… when honestly, I think they can handle it. Most of them are playing as Widowmaker and D.Va anyways!

It’s like, you have characters like Reaper and McCree and Soldier 76; hyper masculine bad boys for your male gamers to live out their machismo, badass fantasies… where’s my fey, glamorous, ass-kicking glam rocker for me to live vicariously through?

And don’t even get me started on including some more androgynous, gender fluid characters! But that’s another rant for another day.

Including openly queer characters, however, at any capacity, is a huge step forward. That cannot be glossed over. I’ve played video games my whole life and I am loyal to the series I love. I appreciate when the games I play make efforts for all types of players.
Personally, I like a game 10x’s better if you can select the gender of your character. It shows that the game designers appreciate all of their players, not just the stereotypical straight dude gamers.

Just my opinion.

Congrats Tracer. Your girlfriend is hot.

“I think the ambassador from Antiva will have to wait.”

“Oh? Why is that?”

“Our daughter is fast asleep.”

“Ah. Well - that’s a fair reason to keep him waiting. I’m sure he’ll understand the need a two-year-old has for her sleep.”

“If not satisfied by our explanation, I’m sure Olivia could convince him.”


Absolutely adorable painted commission from @janearts of a slightly older Alistair and Roselyn with their twins, Edward and Olivia. 

I love cute familial scenes like this. And I simply imagine Alistair and Roselyn taking every opportunity to play with their children and spend time with them. Making forts in their bed, and taking sneaky naps together when affairs of ruling a country don’t require their immediate attention. I always see them as incredibly hands-on and doting parents. In both the Behind the Throne AU, and in the canon universe.

@janearts is always pleasant to commission, and the finished work always worth it. I strongly recommend commissioning her if you have the money to spare.

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해변의 카프카(Kafka on the Shore) 📚
Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom.

As their paths converge, and the reasons for that convergence become clear, Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder. Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers.

OF COURSE JAEBEOM WOULD READ A BOOK ABOUT CATS 🐱💖

anonymous asked:

I have learning difficulties and I couldn't read for ages. I got Harry Potter 1,2,3 and 5 on audio book and memorized them because i loved them. When i realised the 6th would come out eventually I taught myself to read, from reading 20 word books to Harry Potter 5 over a summer holiday. To this day Harry Potter holds an incredibly important place in my heart as one of the books that changed me the most :)

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I love EVERYTHING about this story! I love audiobooks because they let people who don’t like to read, for whatever reason, to know the story. Stories have such a huge impact!

I love that you taught yourself to read. That is one of the most badass things I’ve ever heard (read) and I REFUSE to get over it!

Potterheads for life!

this “bruce wayne is the mask batman wears” shtick is great and all but if it wasn’t for the scared, traumatized child sitting in a pool of his own parents’ blood that would later spend his childhood and early teen years being apprehensive, self-isolated and sensitive to the world’s darkness he became accostumed to recognizing from such an early age, batman wouldn’t exist

there’s a reason why alfred keeps trying to get a reaction from bruce other than having constant talks about justice, a dark crusade, or simply the (stupid?) act of going out every night and returning badly hurt but never, ever stopping. it’s not because he brought him up, it’s not because casual conversations are what they used to have before batman came into the picture and “hey, let’s ease the tension by returning to how the good old, normal days were, even for a while”. these two never truly had normal days

by now, we have enough material to know that before bruce wore the cowl, before he went off to train all over the world, when he was still home, when he was just bruce, him and alfred didn’t have an enormous amount of frequent casual chit-chat (presumably like the waynes did as a family before their deaths). even though bruce trusted alfred more than anyone else in the world, and though alfred cared for him like his own son, it’s important to remember that things weren’t all sunshine and rainbows. if things had returned to normal, if bruce had resumed being the same kid he was up until leaving the theater that night, any talks about learning three hundred different ways of disabling an enemy wouldn’t come into play ever, and certaintly not in the obsessed way we all know

i do believe bruce sees or even strives to see himself as batman and just that. bruce wayne is a mask he uses to protect the family and to ensure there will always be someone there for gotham… but that’s not true. it’s a noble idea but it’s not applied, and i doubt it could ever be unless the meaning of batman was liable to getting completely lost (which is the last thing dc will ever do, evident by nearly eight decades of the same, unchangeable fundamental facts in batman comics). alfred above everyone else can seperate bruce from batman and he tries to remind him of that difference. that’s why there are so many panels of alfred cracking jokes in his own way and, despite bruce brushing them off or feigning mild annoyance, he responds. he is human after all and that’s the point, that’s what alfred’s achieving each time

i understand why this notion is used so much. i used to share it too, but i find it takes an incredible amount out of bruce’s character–an important part too–when people say that what we see while he’s wearing the cowl is who he really is (entirely). no. that’s how bruce views himself. while i do get that having this seemingly heroic and selfless and always five steps ahead idol who puts on a human mask to blend in while building up walls at the same time is fascinating, it’s simply not true. i find it my duty as a fan who loves bruce wayne’s character, all aspects of him, to view him as alfred does. bruce is human and that can’t change as long as batman’s ideals and the mere concept of him stays the same

i’ve said this before and i’ll say it again, and i won’t stop until more and more people realize it: bruce wayne bleeds into batman just as much as batman bleeds into bruce wayne 

A HUGE RECOMMENDATION

Guys. This won’t be the last time I rant and rave about this fanfiction but all Otayurians should really read @boxwineconfession ‘s From Almaty, With Love.

Here’s a list of reasons why:

-The style/voice is art. It breathes life into the characters that are touched and gives them dimension. 

-Realistic romance. The dynamic starts off awkward, but intimate, and gradually builds to shy romance and eventually to smut heaven. She somehow manages to capture the heart of the OtaYuri dynamic and create something completely new with it.

-Yurio is legal. This fanfiction respects the age of consent! And it’s wonderful.

-The smut. Holy fuck. The smut is so well done that you can visualize everything.

-Characterization. All the characters are in character and that makes this fanfiction really awesome to read because it includes the things that Otabek and Yurio would ACTUALLY DO. 

-Imperfection. The relationship/characters are not mary sues. 

-Originality. Original characters are lovable! They’re not just there, but have great roles and have solid/interesting personalities. 

-Vocabulary and artistic elements. This fanfiction is a fucking masterpiece. Word use/descriptions are heavenly and gorgeous. 

you grow up breaking bones and hearts;
falling out of trees / falling out of love.
here’s what your mother forgets to tell you:
fractures heal—the things that stick around
are only fragments. people you can’t remember.
 
// these days you’re hungry enough
to swallow yourself whole. bite back
your words, end up tearing off skin
you didn’t know you had. these habits
haunt you in eerie symphonies; oh god
the silence never seemed so loud //
 
every year comes around like a battering ram,
echoing from end to endless, every age after
the war you never thought you’d have to fight.
honey, here’s an inheritance built for survival:
you’ll always have more hope than you need.
 
// there’s a reason nostalgia aches: it rests
on loving a place you’ve left behind
and a time you can’t rewind to. when
they ask you how to run from the past
you answer god, if only i could //

— history’s iron grip (amc)

Mike and El are in love

I was always capable of understanding and feeling love ever since I became aware of myself and others growing up. It’s just at certain ages more goes on in life, there’s more experiences and opportunities that give you more of an idea and responsibility towards love whether it be a friend, family member, partner, pet ect.

Love is love. There is never an incapability due to age. Just some instances are different.

However love from a child is one of the most pure and selfless forms we lose over time. I feel as if love can sometimes become more toxic as we grow, depending on people, instances ect.

So don’t try and justify how Mike and El aren’t in love. Don’t compare how adults view love with them. What they have is vey pure and innocent. A love that they know they have warmth in their belly, reason to fight for one another, do whatever they could for the sake of their love for each other. They love their friends equally but in a somewhat different way. They love their family just as much but yet again in a somewhat different way.

As they grow older they don’t ‘realise’ what love is. It doesn’t work that way. They always knew love. However it develops in a way due to their experiences, growth, learning, arguments, dates, exploration ect.

I feel like this has to be said. Love is love. We are all capable of it no matter the age.

I’m looking at all the screencaps I had of Danny Phantom. I have a lot from that one episode, “Identity Crisis”. That was my absolute favorite episode. I was obsessed with it.

Anyone remember it?

It had Danny wanting to make time to chill with his friends without shirking from his duties as a superhero, so he split himself in half with the Fenton Ghost Catcher.

And this is how it went down.

The human Danny, or “Fun Danny” as Tucker called him, talked like a surfer dude and had longer hair for some reason.

The ghost Danny, or “Super Danny” as the fandom called him, talked like a Golden Age superhero, wore a bed sheet, and always looked like his hair was blowing in the wind. Even when indoors.

Holy shit, he was my favorite part of this episode. I loved him and his bed sheet.

They tried to “become one” again when being split got problematic, but Super Danny was just possessing Fun Danny, who did not appreciate it.

I wanna reiterate; DANNY POSSESSED HIMSELF.

So they tried going through the Ghost Catcher again, hoping to merge…

…and this happened.

This episode was great. It was stupid, but in a good way. Like the writers were just having some fun.

It even had my favorite fan fic plot; the idea of both Danny’s sides becoming separate people and interacting. And it was done in such a ridiculous way that I fell in love with the episode the second it was advertised.

It was perfect.

And Super Danny was the best part.

I accept no counter arguments.

Absolutely none.

hi here's some reasons to live

The colors of sunrises and sunsets

The smell of books

Little kids excitingly wanting to show you something they made

Really good cheese pizza

The sound of the rain pattering outside

A dog being happy to see you

A dogs wiggle waggle

Crickets chirping and fire crackling

Street artists

Happy tears

Cats paws

A really good TV show

Going to the park on a nice day

The sounds of birds in the morning

People holding the door open for strangers

Falling in love

Old people telling stories from when they were your age

Pretty flowers

Stargazing in random places

Listening to your favorite song playing on repeat for hours

People talking about something they have a passion for

The strum of a guitar by a campfire

Music that make you so so happy

Cats rubbing up against your legs

Getting excited when you find something really cool you want to buy

Learning something new and interesting

Finding amazing friends that make you feel so happy and important

The little things make life beautiful (:

Stay alive

Are There Lesbians? Yes

What Happens?
Imogene, our diabolical ingénue (good at maths and in want of corruption) joins a local vampire hive and falls in love with a certain reluctant inventor.

The Verdict:
I have needed a lesbian romantic comedy for ages and I finally got one so cute and romantic I’m pretty sure it has given me diabetes. It was a good thing that I read it at home because I am reasonably sure that I squealed (squealed people) four or eleven times.

Romancing the Inventor can be read without any prior knowledge of Gail Carriger’s steampunk world, but it helps if you have read either The Parasol Protectorate or Finishing School as there are a few appearances from beloved characters (aside from the titular inventor, Genevieve Lefoux, my favourite is, perhaps, the wicker chicken). There is also a cameo from Alexia, in full match maker mode and who is delightfully confirmed as bi, something I’ve been trying to work out since Changeless. Being a novella, Romancing the Inventor is a short read and I finished it in a day. It is self-contained and is the perfect length for what it is, as I was left neither exhausted nor unsatisfied in any way, shape or form.

I found Imogene to be one of my favourite Carriger leading ladies, if not now my favourite. Her only character flaw is that she genuinely seems to like maths, something I can’t quite wrap my head around. Nonetheless, I always appreciate women in science and other areas deemed to be “masculine”. Such an interest also allows for genuine feeling to develop between Imogene and Genevieve based on mutual interests and professional regard which is always a good basis for romantic relationships.

This story marks the beginning of the Supernatural Society novellas, a series which, to all intents and purposes, looks as if it is going to focus on LGBTQ+ relationships. Carriger has always been good about inclusion in her stories so it is encouraging to see her devote a whole mini-series to Queer romance. I hope that they are all as enjoyable as this first one. I also hope that this includes beloved characters from Carriger’s previous novels as well as new characters created just for this series, although cameos are as always, definitely welcome. The world that has been built up for these characters just gets more and more interesting the more we learn. For example, while previously there has not been much real concern over the legality of Victorian LGBTQ+ relationships within the canon, Romancing the Inventor shows us that there is a very historically accurate view of such things as far as regular people are concerned, it is just that for the Supernatural set and those associated with them, there is a certain amount of leeway or “looking the other way”. It is details like this which I appreciate knowing in my fiction. Thus I am very excited to see how this series will continue.

Romancing the Inventor has set the tone for a whole series with its sometimes light and fluffy, sometimes rather serious, and always tongue-in-cheek, storytelling. It has also really raised my expectations for Queer romantic comedy and having been given a taste I would like plenty more please.

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Both the Warden and Brother Genitivi taught me much about many things. The Warden taught me of the guilt of a survivor, given the tragic loss of his family just before the Fifth Blight. Genitivi taught me how to be critical of my faith and accepting of the beliefs of others. They are the reason I am equipped to face whatever comes my way.

        — from the journal of Sister Apple Trevelyan, the Herald of Andraste. 21st Firstfall, 9:41.