Sniperpilot and "Baze, put Bodhi down!" if you want?
Bodhi couldn’t even remember what he and Baze had been arguing
about anymore – probably something silly – but now Bodhi was completely focused
on the fact that he was now almost two meters high and parallel to the ground. He
wasn’t in danger of falling, he knew
for a fact that Baze wasn’t going to drop him.
“You know this won’t work, right?” Bodhi asked, crossing his
arms and staring up at the ceiling. “I’m a pilot.
I’m not afraid of heights.”
Before Baze could argue back, Cassian walked into the room
and stopped dead at the sight of Baze holding Bodhi above his head.
“Wait!” Bodhi protested, suddenly – knowing what Baze was
going to do. “Don’t you dare –“
Bodhi squeezed his eyes shut when he found himself flying
through the air. There was grunt as he collided with a body before arms wrapped
safely around him. Cassian staggered back under the weight of his boyfriend.
“Hi.” Bodhi said, opening his eyes and looking up at
Cassian. “Thanks for catching me.”
i’m going to be honest, this was literally one of the best things to ever happen in an anime. their relationship is so healthy and realistic and its actually treated seriously. its not used as a gag or bait to lure in lgbtq viewers, the series lets it develop along with the plot in a way that is so perfect and it
this normalizes same gendered couples and takes these kinds of relationships away from simply being a “weird sub-genre”. it’s proper representation, i really hope other production companies decide to follow in these footsteps. i don’t think i will ever be able to shut up about this
yep i’m doing one of those haha um, this took way longer than it needed to be and *cue sarcasm* wow props to me for not making a super shitty banner >.>
anyways! thank you all so much for helping me reach this milestone!! i can’t believe 1.5k peeps on tumblr ship these two together (more sarcasm ‘cause ofc 1.5k people ship jihope duh have you seen the way those two look at each other all grossly in love and shit????) lmao also you guys should apply to @networkjihope to find more jihope shippers *wink wonk*
“Unlike the hallways, the lunchroom was suspiciously silent. There was a tension that filled the space, immediately setting Alex on edge. Navigating through the crowd, he managed to slip to the front with ease. In any other case, his small stature would be a brittle thorn in his side, but on the occasion it had its advantages. The scene that laid before him was one that would not soon be forgotten. Lafayette was towering on top of a table, shouting in a mixture of French and English at another boy who was standing on the ground looking up smugly at the enraged teenager. There was a small circle of students blocking entrance to the faceoff, keeping any administration interference at bay. Teenagers are like sharks, Alex thought, a fight is like a drop of blood.”
Aaaaaand here is yet another drawing from @damn-man-ham-fam‘s brilliant fic. I can’t seem to stop drawing Hamilton how did this happen
Raise your voice against tumblr’s latest (and shittiest) updates (ever)
FELLOW ARTISTS AND TUMBLR USERS
As you may already know, tumblr’s @staff recent updates have been more and more disappointing. The disappearance of the comment button, if it wasn’t dramatic (to me at least) was in no way improving this website - you could simply disable this function if you didn’t want it on your posts.
However, two other updates I learned about just today just FUCK UP EVERYTHING FOR US ARTISTS IN NEED TO GET POPULARITY. Namely, the tag tracking and the selective dashboard (or whatever you’ll call the fact of showing only some of the posts from the people you follow).
First of all, the Tracked Tag was an awesome tool to keep in touch with the tags/fandoms we liked, as well as artists. It was an easy and hella quick access to the newest posts (also with the information on about how many new posts were to be discovered). The staff proudly claims “Now you can follow a search, just like a blog”. If you don’t look twice, you’ll see it as a normal feature to compensate the old one. Except I find it problematic. Because when you have to track a tag, you have three ways of doing it (and none is as good as the old one):
Browse your dashboard: Which is something I don’t always have time and will to do. If I get back from work and just want to see what happens in my favorite fandom, I will have to scroll down and down and pay attention to every single post to be sure I won’t miss the tracked tag related post. I’d lose 20 minutes instead of the 5 I just wanted to spend - also at the ads if by any chance I were too stupid to use an adblocker (thanks God, I’m not, and thanks again, actual clever people exist and created those).
Actually search for the topic in the search bar, and then get the results by popularity (in the context of art and especially for the bigger fandoms, this is a Mount Olympus only artists who are already popular can achieve). There’s a way of sorting results by newest instead of popular but not everyone will set “newest” as default, also it’s one more button to hit before getting your result. And to think it only took 3 seconds to get them in the good old times!!
If you want the posts displayed in a single column, like in the dashboard, as it used to be, you can type the url in your browser, like this: www.tumblr.com/tagged/example and then you get the same result as before the update but this is not intuitive to people who didn’t knew this trick before and you also have to type it by yourself. Again, you lose time and energy thinking of a solution to get back your beloved tracked tags.
Including the tracked tag in the dashboard also apparently doesn’t let you see everything about the tag but only (randomly?) selected post that may or may not match with what you expect from the tracked tag. It backfires even worse: You end up ignoring the goddamn post and scroll away from it. Wow so useful.
update mentioned above was already super shitty, but what now I find
SCANDALOUS is the fact that the dashboard becomes somewhat “selective”??
Not all the posts from the people you follow will appear on the
Okay then, first tell me why I should follow
them? Why not keeping a notebook aside my computer with the list of all
the artists and blogs I like and go check those manually if they have a
update. It’d be so hipster and tumblr was designed for hipsters right?
Also it should seem obvious that artists with a little fanbase because they are not as talented / successful /experienced/famous as others have a hella hard time to get noticed.
I see everyday artists that’d deserve a larger fanbase because they
make original stories and art so unique, but all the popularity is for
the ones who make fanarts from popular series or just have a plain
artstyle that just happen to suit people who have no taste in art. Here
on tumblr, they are people struggling to live from their art, and visibility is ESSENTIAL to them and the prosperity of their creative activity.If
you hide their posts to their followers you may be putting in danger
this prosperity because they’ll have to find other ways to get noticed.
It may cost them time to find the solution, to get their fanbase aware
of it (and many won’t see it as their problem) and even money if they
need to pay for advertisement…Or premium account maybe? Because it all
looks like the signs of some shitty premium advantages only the richest or most popular will afford. Because that’s how it works isn’t it?
usually not into this so-called tumblr social justice but I now think
enough is enough. DeviantArt’s latest updates were no less shitty than
tumblr (let them eat Core!!!). To me and many other artists,
tumblr is a source of inspiration and one of the windows by which I can
contemplate the beauty of art today, and also a window by which people
will look at mine. What made the success of tumblr was the freshness
of the concept, a sort of twitter with unlimited post lenght and high
quality, customizable blogs. Constant updates isn’t a synonym of
constant progress and I think useless updates is the sign of a decline
which will gradually play with the nerves of your users. They are
probably here to relax, and if they can’t they’ll just move their
content to another platform and tumblr will only be memories…of one more great website that ruined everything just for the sake of money.
if you are an artist, if you are a fan or a customers of artists here,
if you are there because you liked keeping in touch with your favorite
stuff, reblog this post and add your voice to the choir of
miscontentment this stupid update led us to. Silent majority accomplishes nothing, but the minority who’ll rise and fight will.
One of your favorite parts about
having a best friend who was in a famous band was being able to watch all of
his shows from the front while you cheered him on. You loved seeing how happy
Michael was whenever he took the stage. He always ran and jumped around with a
gigantic smile on his face. He once told you before that performing was his
favorite thing to do because no matter how bad his life may be, all of that
disappears when he steps out onto the stage and sees thousands of people there
cheering him and the others on.
The most amazing part was seeing
the lonely boy you met more than a decade ago who only ever talked to you, grow
into a confident man who commanded an entire arena of people. You loved
watching Michael grow confident in himself and who he was more than anything.
During the end of Castaway, Michael
danced his way over to where you were in front of the stage. You stared up at
him playing his guitar; fingers moving quickly over the fret board and lost in
concentration. As you watched him you softly smiled, thinking back on all the
years you two have spent together. At some point you had fallen in love with
this boy, but that was one thing you could never get yourself to bring up to
him, no matter how much you wanted to.
Eventually the boys finished
playing Castaway. After Michael glanced up at the crowd, his looked down at
you, giving you a tender smile. Before he turned to walk away, he gave you a
quick wink and started walking back over to his microphone, scratching the back
of his neck.
Considering you know Michael for
the majority of your life, you automatically knew something was up. That was
one of his nervous habits – Michael was never nervous on stage.
“Hey guys,” Michael spoke into the
microphone, sending a glance over to you. “So before we play Jet Black Heart
today, I wanted to do something different. Something special. So most of you
know (y/n)? My best friend in the entire world outside of the rest of the band.
Well tonight I want to dedicate a song I wrote for (y/n) a couple years ago. I’ve
never said before that this song was for (y/n), but I’m telling you now that
this was all for you,” he finished, locking eyes with you.
Before you knew it, the lights
turned blue and a familiar tune started being played. Michael stepped up to the
mic and started singing an all too familiar song; one you always wished was for
“Throwing rocks at your window
The longer the song went on, the
more tears started to accumulate in your eyes. By the time he sang the last “Wrapped
around your finger,” tears were freely falling down your face.
As he finished those words he
looked over at you, face looking hopeful. You wiped your eyes and smiled at the
boy, causing Michael to smile back turning around to finish the rest of the
Eventually the show finished and
you found your way backstage. As you walked around trying to find Michael and
the others, a pair of arms wrapped themselves around your waist, causing you to
“I’ll take the fact that you’re
still here as a good sign,” Michael whispered into your ear, causing goosebumps
to rise on your skin. You let out a breathy laugh and turned around in his
arms, quickly connecting your lips to Michael’s. As you laced your arms around
his neck, he tugged you closer, closing the distance between your bodies. The
rest of the world seemed to disappear in that moment – the only thing that
mattered was you and Michael. His soft lips molding with yours was a feeling
you never wanted to end.
As you two broke away from each
other, a tiny smile formed on your face.
“I’ve always dreamed that you wrote
that song about me,” you confessed, tangling your fingers into the short hairs
on his neck. Michael softened his grip around your waist and placed a gentle
kiss on top of your forehead.
“And I’ve always dreamed that you’d
like me back. Guess both of our dreams get to come true.”
- my brother/sister/cousin/niece/nephew/neighbor’s kid is obsessed with this child program and i always watch it with them b/c damn that one person who does story time is really hot and… they… look… familiar… IS THAT THE PERSON WHO JOGS IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE AT 6 EVERY MORNING???? AU
- okay, i know i keep coming into this apple store, but you keep insisting there is nothing wrong with my macbook but it craps out on me all the time and i think my iphone hates me but you’re the only one here who actually has the patience to show me how to find my deleted files AU
- you always stop by the ice cream shop where i work and order the same thing and sometimes we have sassy conversations and will you have my babies, please OH GOD DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD? AU
- you need this taxi. i need this taxi. i understand that we can share BUT IF YOU GET IN THAT TAXI I SWEAR TO GOD I WILL BITE OFF YOUR NOSE i’m so sorry i’m just having the worst day ever. (but you’re not getting this taxi) AU
- i’m a truck driver and i just drove for 36 hours without sleep so i’d appreciate it if you stopped murdering your cat. oh you were singing! ahahahaha well stop please or i will be forced to kill you and your cat. well maybe not your cat. AU
- i only come to this hair salon/barber shop/hair cut place because the hair stylist that works in the station right across from my barber is super cute and maybe i need a trim? oh what do you mean sally isn’t in today? I HAVE TO GET MY HAIR CUT BY YOU! AU
- sometimes i sneak into your backyard to pet your dog and leave him treats i’m not a burglar, i swear AU
- wow this is a super shitty wedding. wait, i thought jim was the best man? holy shit, i’m at the wrong wedding. oh crap how do i leave without seeming rude??? oh no the best man/maid of honor noticed me, i can’t leave now!! AU
- look you’re clearly new here but that’s my seat. i sit here every sunday at 9 and i order the french toast special and they make my bacon and sausages and eggs into smiley faces. and you cannot just sit in my spot. i don’t think you realize how serious this is AU