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Hibike! Euphonium 2 Episode 10

We’ve got double digit episodes now! I honestly can’t believe it’s already been ten weeks since the second season started airing. Remember this time last season, the first Reina drama was starting up? Well, now the second one seems to have hit us. But first, we’ve got what looks like the conclusion of the Mamiko issue and an interesting stopping point for Asuka. For now, I’ll be discussing Kumiko (as always) and how her experiences and opinions come face-to-face with Asuka (literally).

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I’ve been creeping the Fantastic Beasts pages at AO3 and it’s really interesting to see how neurotypicals who are uneducated about autism view/understand Newt Scamander.

They can see that there’s something awkward and “off” about him, but their reasoning for what and why that is is fascinating.

I’ve read some fics where they mention his inability to make eye contact but don’t try to reason it at all (it usually feels very matter of fact “that’s just how Newt is”), while some try to excuse it away as shyness, nervousness, deference to someone he doesn’t know well yet, and even as “a bad habit he’d picked up as a child”.

No sweetie, it’s not a “bad habit he picked up”. 

He’s just autistic af. 

And that’s okay.

I won’t let you hurt me again. Not this time, I won’t let you make me feel empty when you leave. I won’t cry every night wondering why I was never enough for you. I’m not. I won’t let you just come again when ever your lonely, when ever your pathetic soul decides to feel sympathy, I’ll be gone.

Thank you @themythicalgarden for tagging me in your post! :) Here are 16 facts about me. 

(I apologize ahead of time. These are really fucking long and probably not as coherent as I hoped they’d be.) 

1. The earliest memory I have of The Beatles is watching a commercial for their 1 album when it was first released. I still have vivid memories of sitting in my living room and watching that clip of Paul singing “Hey Jude.” To this day, that song is one of my top favorite Beatles songs because of that commercial.

2. I owe most of my classic rock appreciation to one of my brothers. He got me into bands like The Beatles, Wings, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and now Yes. The rest of my appreciation goes to my parents who introduced me to artists and bands like Elton John, The Eagles, and Linda Ronstadt. 

3. Despite being a lazy writer, I write a lot of poetry and also some short fiction, creative nonfiction, and fanfiction on rare occasions. So far, I’ve had three poems published: one in my undergrad’s literary and art magazine and two in an online literary journal. I love writing about music and my favorite bands/artists of the times. 

4. My favorite hot drink is coffee even though I drink tea more often because of the caffeine content. Tea’s my second favorite hot drink and my third is hot cocoa. At one point, I tried drinking hot water but lost interest after a few weeks or so. I don’t mind it but would prefer something with flavor.

5. I’ve worn mismatching socks every day since I was a junior in high school (so about 9 years ahaha). On extremely rare occasions, I’ll wear matching socks. :P

6. I’m quite introverted and shy offline but have realized I tend to talk a lot online. I think my recent posts are the most I’ve made since I joined this website. That being said, it takes a lot of guts for me to talk to people because of my shyness plus I’m awkward af. I’m not great at keeping conversations going and don’t always have something to say. But, I do enjoy talking to people, particularly about music and pets. 

7. I’ve worn prescription glasses for half (if not most) of my life. I’ve also worn contact lenses from when I was 15 until I was 19 or 20 when I switched back to glasses. The only times I miss my contacts are when I go to theme parks and when it rains or snows heavily (and sometimes when I lie sideways on the couch :P).

8. My hair is naturally blonde and has stayed that way since I was a babe (with the exception of that one time in freshman year of college when I had a red streak in my hair). I’ve thought about dying it many times but have never gone out to do it.

9. I get really pumped when I start something like a new writing project, a TV series, or a goal but have a hard time finishing it. A lot of times, I give up and move on to something else. But, if it’s very important to me, I’ll either stay with it or drop it and then pick it back up when I’m ready. 

10. I’d rather sleep in a cold room and wrap layers of blankets around me than sleep in a hot room. 

11. I drew a lot as a kid and at one point wanted to be a cartoonist. I don’t do it very often anymore but did go through another period of excessive drawing when I moved back to Missouri (to cope with the change and because I wanted to draw my favorite band at the time, The Monkees). Part of me still wants to learn how to draw better and find my own style. If I do, I’ll probably go back to drawing cartoony things. I’ve always loved cartoons.

12. I attended my first and only The Who concert this past March and haven’t looked back since. Their music is one thing that has kept me going this year. :’) 

13. I’m not exactly sure if I can relate to any famous person. I suppose the closest one I have related to is Pete Townshend. The drinking and drugs don’t relate to me as much as the self-deprecating attitude, isolation, naivety, talking before thinking, vivid imagination, love for music and the arts, and will to continue despite tough times do. Oh, and the big nose. And yet, we’re not a 100% match, either. He definitely has a more complex mind than I do and can articulate his thoughts and ideas (well, except for Lifehouse) more coherently than I can. But despite that, I do like to think we have some things in common and that he’s someone I can look up to if I’m in a rut. 

14. I like astrology even though I don’t take it too seriously. If anything, it’s a fascinating subject and fun to see how accurate your signs relate to your personality (for anyone who’s curious, I have an Aries sun, a Cancer moon, and a Pisces ascendant). 

15. I can tie a knot in a cherry stem with my tongue. :P

16. My favorite music to listen to while studying and/or writing is instrumental piano music. I used to listen to the radio but would get too distracted by favorite songs, bad receptions, or other things. So, I try to stick with instrumental music now because it’s less distracting without being too quiet. 

I tag these lovely people and anyone else who wants to do it:
@mrs-entwistle @britishsixtiesbeat @keith-mewn @therearesevenlevels @thirsty-for-waters @ziggystarducks @tealmoriarty @george-harrisons-cigarette  @pennylane1975 and @theenterpriseismylivingroom 

(And, if you do this but would rather write like 10 things about yourself or can’t think of 16, that’s fine, too. Write as little or as much as you’d like.)

clarity clarity clarity. if I message everyone here I want to talk to and am too shy to, how much would I regret it tomorrow? A lot, probably. More than this nonsense fount of words? perhaps. but people are beautiful, and I see so little of them

anonymous asked:

One of the small dialogue details I've noticed in this is Jack adding "hey" to the end of sentences. Like in one scene I think he says "It's pretty cool, hey." It's sort of a lil tic that adds to how he talks. But regarding SALverse, I don't think he had that tic, right? In fact I think actually it was Bunnymund who did. Is this an Aussie sort of thing?

It’s not a unique Aussie thing, you’ll also find it in South Africa, and all over the UK etc.

It also is in the SALverse (particularly ISWF) - it’s not super common, but he does it a few times (at least 4 from a cursory search). And so do other characters (less often), even the Nain Rouge and Toothiana.

So it’s not a unique Aussie thing, but I’d definitely say it’s one of my dialogue quirks as a writer, lol (in that it’s not universal or an ‘everywhere in the world’ thing). Idk it’s so natural to me as a definer of casual or relaxed language, just as saying ‘like’ is, or ‘cool’ or anything else like that. Since I know so many other people around the world who use it, I’ve never really thought of it as unique or a tic! Whoops.

  • Me: I'm not actually that ambitious lol
  • Also me: I want to graduate cum laude and join the honours programme and get into a research master at a good university and speak twelve languages fluently and also maybe go into politics and be a famous actor and win a Nobel prize for contributions to astronomy

okay so, I’m hyped about an hl star trek au, but I know there’s probably not a lot of animo for it, should I try anyways??

The saying goes like this: God never closes a door without opening a window. Quaint. And what a blessing, too, because it’s never any trouble climbing in or out of a window, especially the ones set up a little higher off the ground floor. You end up scraping your legs and belly on the rough rusted edges. You’ll know the indignity of flopping through it like a seal onto a frozen jetty. Maybe you’re not that nimble and all you can do with your locked door and open window is smell the weather and the life going on outside when you’re trapped inside. Or you can sense the warm and feel the glow of the hearth inside if you’re locked out. Some windows, I’m thinking the ones with cranks and metal braces, don’t even open in a way you can climb through. The ones high up in cheap hotels are sealed off so babies don’t crawl out and no-hopers won’t stain the pavement with their insides. An open window, my friends, is overrated. Especially when it’s cold.

[Painting: Benjamin’s House by Andrew Wyeth, 1955]

lmao ok so i have this whole idea where tomeki gets visions of flowey and wants to help him so she sneaks out of the house while metta and blooky are out (probably on tour) and climbs all the way up mt. ebott and through the underground to find him!!

i crave that cute bonding shit

i wonder if one day when Jack is just lounging about in the Haus on his Kindle, reading an article on WWI history, and Bitty is in the kitchen heating up leftovers, Holster and Ransom will walk in from class and see this and chirp “Dude, domestic much. Do you guys have your future kids’ names picked out too? lol” 

Bitty’s face will redden and he’ll roll his eyes, ready to retort that he’s barely even being domestic by microwaving last night’s dinner, but Jack won’t even look up as he says absently, still half-focused on his article, “Yeah. Charlotte if it’s a girl and Jaime if it’s a boy. Maybe Richard, too, but I have to ask Bits about that.”

Holster, Ransom, and Bitty will kind of just stand there, slack-jawed, until Jack looks up and he’s like, “Why is everyone looking at me what did I say.”  

I don’t normally engage in fandom discourse, but I see a lot of people saying “I don’t want blizzard to say who the canon lgbt characters are in Overwatch, because I think it’s better for fans to have their own headcanons.” And I 100% disagree.

Representation in a game that reaches people all over the world, many of whom are from a homophobic subculture that might otherwise not encounter any queer characters in any of their other media, is more important than your ships. 

Shipping is not why lgbt characters are necessary. They are necessary because real, actual lgbt people exist and now more than ever need to be normalized in media. Subtext alone is not enough. We need to be allowed to exist as more than a head tilt and a wink, as more than something that has to be coded and guessed at like we’re some sort of dirty secret.

basically, If your ship is more important than real life representation on a global scale, I really think you’ve missed the point, and maybe you should think about your priorities. :\