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It's that time of year again!;

I am on the look out for active Autumn blogs. Unfortunately, when I look for you guys myself I come across inactive blogs and that is a bummer.

So! I am not only looking for active Autumn blogs but for friends that I can obsess over the beautiful season with.

If you are an active Autumn blog please like this so I can follow you and reblog to spread the message.

Hello again, Autumn community. 🍁🍁

anonymous asked:

this isn't an attack or me trying to be snide i hope i don't come off that way but that's just my whole opinion on this! but i'm confused about how writing yuuri as a bottom is heteronormative? i'm a gay man and, i mean, i don't really see why it matters. i don't think there's a reason to act like our sex lives are that deep and having victor bottom is somehow more progressive? i mean, taking it up the ass isn't a personality trait! maybe i'm reading this all wrong and if i am i'm sorry.

don’t worry, you didn’t come across in a bad way at all! i think you’re reading it a bit wrong, it might be just bc of my wording tho since i’m currently operating on three hours of sleep and five redbulls, so my communication isn’t at its most finest atm and i apologize for that D:

okay, so: writing yuuri as a bottom isn’t heteronormative at all by itself! your last sentence (”taking it up the ass isn’t a personality trait”) is exactly where the issue lies with a lot of bottom!yuuri fics, imo they treat it as a such more often than other fics do. i feel that a lot of them are heteronormative because they ignore a lot of yuuri’s character and substitute the pieces with stereotypical female coded things? that usually makes feel him rather ooc and like he’s purposefully rewritten as “the woman” in their relationship when there’s no need for that. so it’s not really about who tops or who bottoms, but that in the fics where vitya bottoms or the ones where they switch, the writers usually go for that kind of characterization a lot less often? am i making sense? i hope i am. of course, those fics sometimes do the same with vitya but nowhere near as much as they do with yuuri.

here’s a part from @dolugecat‘s comment on the original post that i hope can help clarify the issue further:

Also, it is kinda worrisome too bc Yuuri, who is Asian, is often portrayed in ways that hits too close to the way Asian women are stereotyped to be in the west. This is completely against Yuuri’s canon character; he is very strong willed, stubborn, and does what he wants. Not to imply that position indicates characteristics, but these fics tend to do so, ESPECIALLY in abo fics, which is a big reason why personally I tend to stay away from those (idk all that much about abo but in the tags I see Yuuri as omega like 90% of the time and with the most hits).

When I was looking into BL/ Yaoi tropes i came across a statement that said that the taller character is usually the top (I forgot the top term, I know it’s like uke and seme), which might explain ppl’s preference for Victor to be top, but that is still icky (pls, this isn’t related to dick size is it??? Pls tell me it isn’t).

so, basically: it’s not really about the sex or who tops or who bottoms, but the way those fics treat the characters. i find that bottom!yuuri fics excessively feminize him more often than others, i’m not sure why this happens although heteronormativity and racist stereotypes are strong suspects. all in all it’s very uncomfortable. so it’s easier to go for bottom!vitya or switching than go through 20 cringey fics to find one with good characterization!

anonymous asked:

Have you ever come across any fanbases of anime/manga you like that are just plain bad? The HxH fans on 4chan are awful, said one thing wrong there and they bullied me about it for weeks ): . It's amazing how such a great series can attract such spiteful people

i’ve never been on 4chan before but from what i know it’s not a great place so i’m not surprised to hear that you had a bad experience there… tbh every fandom is the same situation, there’s always gonna be bad folks in the mix. really, the best thing you can do is cultivate your own positive fandom space and keep out the people that want to ruin it for you.

yukarinova  asked:

How did you come across Midnight Cinderella, and who was your first suitor? I found out about otome games one day when I searched the "Shall we Date?" series. After that, I just scrolled through the App Store looking for hot anime guys😅I eventually got interested in Midnight Cinderella since I thought it had the best artwork. I chose Byron as my first suitor since I accidentally read spicy scenes from events😶

I was on Facebook and there was an ad. I search a lot of anime and such, so I guess that’s why it pulled in my feed. I just downloaded it and played because I love hot anime(ish) looking guys. Giles was my first choice because he had a cat and was a sexy tutor, lol.

redarmyscreaming  asked:

Colombian Picklehaubs, have you ever come across one. I had a Mexican one, it was stamped of sheet metal, are the Colombian helmets similar?

Back in High School, our band had their own Picklehaubs but made of Bronze, as it was and I think it’s still tradition to wear the helmet among Colombian marching bands, which I just found also happen in countries like Honduras and Ecuador

Drawing on the Switch is soooo much harder than it looks like oh dear…

Welp this is my first time drawing on it too and apart from all the mistakes that I notice now and that will haunt me forever I’m quite happy with it!

I don’t even know if this will display in other people’s Squares, I even posted this on Twitter just in case… So hey if you come across me don’t hesitate to come say hi here or on Twitter! I go by the same name (Vaderrojo) on each.

anonymous asked:

Do you still like mcr. I mean sometimes you come across as really rude

I still like the music but I don’t really care about the members anymore… that’s not to say I won’t still take a bullet for gerard… it’s just I don’t care about drama and what’s happening in their lives… Also with the music, I still like it but I kinda moved passed only listening to them and 2 other bands and thats it…

hmu if you want to know my opinions on movies, tv, music, or just want to know what I’m liking :~)

anonymous asked:

Oh,, dear. Please don't murder anyone, but thank you. May your tea never be over brewed. Or coffee burnt. If you don't like either of those I hope a cute animal comes across you soon and you get to pet it.

THIS IS SO CUTE THANK U GOD BLESS 

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@bythedawn asked:. I am looking for a gifset of the scene where the Amazons walk out of the hall after questioning Steve and the absolutely respectful way Diana interrupts her mother and the general (I think?) talking. Have you come across it/can you create it? That was so profoundly female to me; an amazing show of women communicating with respect and love. I can’t get it out of my head. 

Marvey and romantic tropes

Inspired by these awesome posts: x, x, here’s a list of ten (of many tbh) romance tropes played with in Mike and Harvey’s narrative, starting with ones that actually are on TVTropes, followed by ones that are just general narrative things (All gif credits at bottom of post):

1. Meet Cute (+Rescue Introduction)

Do I even need to explain this one? A sick grandmother, running from the cops, mistaken identity…Literally the first 20 minutes of this series is about these two and how they’re going to meet thanks to some crazy circumstances, and how a malfunctioning briefcase full of pot is going to change their lives (and they don’t even know it yet):

2. Forgotten First Meeting (Or Connected All Along if you want to be finicky):

Harvey passed Mike and Trevor on the street ‘five years ago’ when Mike was working as a bike messenger and Mike said ‘If I ever look like that shoot me’ which is ironic because he will work so hard to look like that in five years but also not that ironic because Mike probably said that to deflect Trevor’s attention from the fact that he is 100% checking Harvey out and very interested in what he sees (And it is what he sees, since the camera is Mike’s gaze and it does a full elevator scan. Interesting choice there, editors):

3. Disposable Fiancé, and the Break-Up/Make-Up Scenario:

I’d have to post the entirety of 3x02 to illustrate it all tbh? From the ‘We’re done but I’m still going to be pissy about your new relationship nvm that the trigger for you falling into the relationship was that you were upset from our “break-up”’:

to the ‘I’m going to get right in your face for maximum UST and heartbreak for when I tell you we’re done’:

to poor Louis becoming the disposable fiancé who sees an opportunity:

and woos Mike:

while Harvey denies to himself how much he loves misses him (while looking that heartbroken jesus gabriel):

And of course it doesn’t work because right as Mike and Louis are about to ‘make it official’:

Along comes Harvey like everyone knew he would with these faces and ‘You’re not going back on your word [to Louis], you’re going back where you belong [with me]’:

And then you get the Big Damn…High Five:

(with Louis looking on which is bittersweet because unlike the usual disposable fiancé scenario he is sympathetic).

4. Race for your Love:

Okay, literally, this is even more romantic here than in its usual use?? “Most commonly found in Romantic Comedies, Race For Your Love usually occurs five minutes or so before the credits roll.” “Someone is about to leave the city/state/country forever, but their lover runs to the train station/airport to convince them to stay.” 

Except Mike is not about to leave the city he’s about to turn himself in to make sure Harvey doesn’t do the same, to protect Harvey, and Harvey’s running to stop him?? And we get shots of Harvey running this long fucking run in slow mo (and it continues into the next episode lmao):

5. Odd couple:

“A friendly (sometimes romantic) relationship between completely different people, usually the main characters.”

Good lawyer, bad lawyer. Winning vs caring, etc., their contrasts would need a whole separate post:

6. [Saving the] Damsel in Distress:

Mike is literally Harvey’s damsel in distress lmao?? It’s always because of something happening with Mike that Harvey ends up doing his angry “I’m going to save my bb” power walk:

7. Act of True Love [Fight]:

“An act of sacrifice or high risk, motivated by love, which proves beyond a doubt that you put your loved one’s needs before your own.”

Not only do they both pull these, they fight about who gets to put the other’s safety above his own, multiple times:

This happens again for a whole half fucking season I’m not going to post gifs of all of it because it would be too many but it culminates in a downright physical fight because Harvey’s pissed Mike’s pulling the Act of True Love and has locked him out of doing it and so he throws a fucking glass and then goads him into hitting him because he’s in that much pain over what Mike’s doing for him what the fuck:

And then Mike goes to prison and Harvey gets him out because of course, and you’d think it’d be over now right? But nope.

Narrative things that aren’t really on tvtropes:

8. Protectiveness/Possessiveness:

They’re just very, very protective and territorial of each other. Not hard to interpret as a romance trope at all. Again, to illustrate, I’d have to post gifs from the whole show so just have two at random:

9. “Staring at the empty space you should fill”:

I mean, I guess there’s a platonic interpretation for standing outside someone’s empty office with your morning coffee, broodingly staring at the chair they used to sit in. I usually only see behavior like this in romantic contexts in other media though:

10. “At Your Door” parallels

Doorstep parallels are just an otp staple and they have the most in the show. Like, someone still has to make an updated version with the most recent examples lmao, so here’s another two at random:

Gif credits: x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x

Mars

Mars is the planet of passion, aggression, impulse, as well as sexual desires. Your Mars sign relates to what you are attracted to in a lover, whereas the Sun and the Moon relate to the husband/wife in a natal chart.  Mars is a planet of action and can reveal how a person reacts in conflict, whether it be rash and violent, or calmly and patiently. However, aspects to Mars play a role in action too. For example, a person with a Virgo Mars may react more calmly than someone with an Aries Mars in conflict.  If this Virgo Mars person has their Mars squaring Pluto in the natal chart, the Virgo Mars person may act more impulsively or angrily in conflict.

When it comes to attraction, Mars can exemplify your actions in relationships, whereas Venus is the planet that symbolizes how you love.

If you have an Aries Mars, you are very passionate and affectionate with your partner, or like to take risks in a relationship. You may also be restless. You could be quick tempered but your anger goes away as quick as it comes. You are likely to go after what you want and make sure you get it.

If you have a Taurus Mars, you may take your time with things, no matter how long it takes. Slow and steady wins the race, right? You may also be straightforward in a relationship. You don’t half-ass anything, and you are patient and sensual. On the negative side, you may be very jealous or possessive if another person has interest in your partner. Overall you are very giving and like to satisfy your partner.

If you have a Gemini Mars, you may tend to shift gears and you tend to be experimental in relationships.  You are usually very sociable within relationships. There is never a dull moment between you and your partner and you always want to do something fun or stimulating. However, since you have a love for flirting and like a Gemini Venus, you can get bored easy. Your words can be weapons if you are not careful when angry.

If you have a Cancer Mars, actions are based on emotions for you. You may be very sensual and you want to find a partner that you truly love.  You need a lot of romance and attention to keep you grounded.  You usually feel the need to feel emotionally protected. You are nurturing and giving towards your partner and you never want to see them sad. You may be passive-aggressive in relationships or manipulative.

If you have a Leo Mars, you are affectionate when it comes to love. You are also passionate to your lover; however, you can be very dramatic or be the bragging type  You like to be the center of attention in the bedroom. You pay attention to your partner, but your main concern is your own fulfillment. You are giving and enjoy taking your partner on fancy dates.

If you have a Virgo Mars, you feel the need to fix problems in relationships if there are any.  You may be a bit picky and you look for cleanliness and classiness in a partner. However, you may be a bit insecure.  On the bright side, you do little things for your partner to make them feel very loved by you.  You are devoted when in love and are experimental in the bedroom. You are a person who likes to please. You are likely a perfectionist even though you may tend to deny this about yourself.

If you have a Libra Mars, you need motivation and you do not like conflict within your relationships.  You can also be affectionate and very romantic with your partner. You may be very skilled at pleasing your partner and you will do what you can to create harmony between you and your loved one. Sometimes these natives have a hard time making decisions in relationships.

If you have a Scorpio Mars, you have a high sex appeal and you are generally faithful to your partner. You may also show jealousy and perhaps be possessive with your partner.  You need someone who is into the relationship and sexual needs as much as you are. You are serious about your relationship and may want a constant reminder that your partner loves you and won’t leave you. You are very passionate and affectionate and want nothing but the best for your sweetheart. You are usually up for anything in the bedroom.

If you have a Sagittarius Mars, you are a fun person and are always up for new things to do with your partner, and that includes in the bedroom. You like the idea of cat-and-mouse, or else you get bored and uninterested.  You like to feel new sexual experiences and you like to play hard to get. You don’t like to be bored so it is likely you will want to find something new to do with your partner often. You are usually optimistic and are willing to get through tough times with your partner. You make sure your partner feels loved.

If you have a Capricorn Mars, you like to take your time in relationships, enjoy the moment, and you work towards plans in your relationships. You may come across as cold or distant.  You also want security that your relationship will be long-lasting. You like to have control in your relationships and make sure things are steady. You also have a reputation of being really good in bed. You are hard-working and you can be very selfless in relationships.

If you have an Aquarius Mars, you may act unexpectedly in love. You may be into trying new things in relationships and you may be hard to figure out.  You may be in a relationship for the fun and maybe not the passion of it all. Similar to Sagittarius Mars, you want to find new and fun things to do with your loved one to create new and cherished memories with your lover. You are very open-minded and clever and once you are settled, you can be warm and caring towards your partner.

If you have a Pisces Mars, physical touch is essential for you and you may have a lot of romantic fantasies before you are in love.  You can send mixed signals to lovers, but you are compassionate. You have much to offer and are have a forgiving nature. You are generally quite gentle and are can be selfless with your partner. On the negative side, you may play games in order to get what you want. You are creative and have a wonderful imagination.

Normal Horoscope:

Aires: The night has a thousand eyes, be very careful not to poke any of them. What did the night ever do to you?

Taurus: Be on the lookout for something that looks like its made of driftwood and light. He trades bad memories for fast food cupons.

Gemini: If you come across a library of forbidden knowledge tended by the dead dont try to check anything out. You can only get a card if you’re a legal citizen of an afterlife plane and it would be very embarrassing if you weren’t.

Cancer: Not every day will be one of triumph. You will fail, you will be lost, you will be scared. Fertilizer is made from plants whose time has passed.

Leo: You must be brave enough to produce terrible things. The key is discipline, fuck standards.

Virgo: The internet has made it possible to be scared to talk to girls that are thousands of miles away. 

Libra: Make sure to empty your dream catcher into a wastebasket every couple days. Otherwise you might attract things that try to eat the dreams suck there.

Scorpio: If you’re gonna break rules, for the love of god do it with some style.

Ophiuchus: Hiding under the covers actually works with some things. It is technically a threshold and so some things do actually have to be invited.

Sagittarius: “two birds one stone” Is a misleading proverb. Meteorites hit pretty hard.

Capricorn: Most armor is not resistant to funk based weaponry. 

Aquarius: Harvest from the rich and give to the poor. They wont need the blood for much longer anyway.

Pisces: Make up your own constellations, pray to your own gods, command unknown forces of your own divination. Steal from everything. This is real magic.

anonymous asked:

pleeeeease tell me there's a story about nate and aj? ❤️❤️❤️

WELL ANONS (from this fic):

Andrew Joseph Minyard doesn’t know a thing about Nathaniel Wesninski until he’s sent to kill him.

That’s perhaps more unusual than one would suspect, knowing Andrew. His general disinterest is well known, but he has a personal stake in knowing the movers and shakers of the magical families on the East Coast.

Know your enemies, and all that. Andrew didn’t used to have those, until he met Kevin Day and finally picked a side that wasn’t himself and his best interests. Now he kills people for righteousness, or what the fuck ever.

“The Wesninskis have a new leader,” Wymack tells them, hands folded on his desk like this is very serious news. “It’s Nathan’s kid, apparently. He’s cleaned house. Or it might be more accurate to say that he wiped the old circle off of the map entirely.”

Like he always does, Kevin goes pale at the mention of one of those families. Wymack flicks him a glance before continuing, “It’s not immediately clear where he stands on the old family alliances, but it makes sense for us to move now while he’s unsettled.”

Andrew can see where this is going already. “I didn’t realise we were killing off children now.”

Wymack shoots him a level look. “He’s twenty-two. Barely younger than you.”

“Well, I suppose that’s alright then,” Andrew replies agreeably. “When do I leave?”

“Hold on. Didn’t he kill his own father?” Nicky cuts in. “Shouldn’t that require a little more investigation than ‘when do I leave’?”

Dan waves a hand. “He’s a mage. Killer or not, he won’t be able to protect himself against non-magical weapons.”

“Don’t worry Nicky. I don’t like to be too well prepared,” Andrew says. It’s not meant to be soothing.

That’s how he ends up crawling through an upper-storey window of the Wesninski mansion, cursing mages and rusted locks. The house is probably warded - Andrew couldn’t say. To him it’s just like breaking into any other house.

What he does notice is the complete emptiness of the building. While mages don’t often have non-magical defence - and Andrew would be a lot less successful if they invested in some attack dogs, or even burglar alarms - they do generally at least have people. But every room he passes - soundlessly, of course - has its door flung wide open to display its total emptiness.

Every instinct he has is screaming. For a moment, he wonders if Wesninski has cleared out of the house entirely. But, despite the limited information for this trip, Andrew knows Wymack wouldn’t send him on a wild goose chase. The mage is here.

He creeps down the stairs, sticking close to the wall. It’s a broad staircase, gaudy even in the near-darkness. Apparently the elder Wesninski had more money than taste.

The lounge is no more elegant, and still empty of people. Beyond it, though, light falls from the doorway. Andrew creeps towards it, palming one of his knives.

Apparently, all his quiet was wasted. The person through the door is waiting for him - and this, having met Nathan, is definitely his son.

Twenty-two he may be, but Wesninski looks like a kid. With his fair falling into his face as he slouches against the kitchen island, he looks nothing like someone who could have killed Nathan and the entire rest of his circle in one fell swoop. Any tracery of magic in him isn’t detectable to Andrew though - for all he knows, the air could be singing with it.

The only giveaway that this man isn’t as normal as Andrew is the curling tattoo emerging over the collar of his t-shirt. It’s a mage-mark, and it’s large. Even Kevin, the most powerful of the Foxes in terms of sheer strength, doesn’t have one that extends so far across his skin.

“You’re AJ Minyard,” Wesninski says. He looks excited about that. Andrew didn’t realise he was a groupie. It’s the danger of being a contract killer - being known by your signature. Andrew is Andrew, except when he’s AJ and earning his keep in blood.

“Usually, your kind is throwing spells by now,” he replies blandly. Not that it ever helps them.

“That would be a waste of time, though. Wouldn’t it?” Wesninski says. “You’re immune.”

Well then. “You’re smarter than you look,” Andrew informs him. 

“It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why you’re so successful,” Wesninski shrugs. “I need to send a message to Kevin.”

Wesninski isn’t following the script. Andrew glances at his watch - usually they’d have gotten past the initial failed attempt to blast Andrew off of the face of the earth with magic and moved onto either running - unusual, mages didn’t like to run - or begging. “Do I look like a messenger to you?”

That earns a thin smile. “Oh, I’m sorry. Is that demeaning?”

“If you think I’m here for that, then you’re confused,” Andrew says. 

Wesninski throws his arms wide. “Well, go ahead then. You know I can’t fight you. And it’s not like I can run.”

Fuck’s sake, Andrew didn’t come here for a conversation. Still, though - he throws a glance at Wesninski’s legs. “Too lazy for it?”

“Not exactly. I know you probably don’t care for magical theory, so the short explanation is that right now I can’t leave this house. Hence wanting to speak with Kevin. The best I could do is hide in a closet, and I can’t imagine that would deter you.”

“As sob-stories go, you might want to try ‘but I have children and a wife’,” Andrew advises. 

“As if that would help me.” Wesninski rolls his eyes. “That’s fine. I wasn’t expecting you to help me for free. I’ll give you something you want in exchange.”

Andrew really should have just killed him instead of saying a word. Corpses are so much less trouble. He raises an eyebrow to signal that his patience is wearing thin.

“If you want a chance at getting anywhere near Riko Moriyama, you’ll help me,” Wesninski says.

That’s an interesting offer. “What makes you think I care about that?”

“Do you think it isn’t common knowledge in the upper circles about what happened between him and Kevin?” Wesninski says. “Plus you’ve been working your way through all the high blood families over the last year. I figured a Moriyama must be right up there on your wish list. Particularly that one.”

He isn’t wrong. “I’m not here to make a deal with you.”

“Are you sure about that?” That smile again. It’s really a wonder someone so irritating hasn’t been killed already. “I have access to the Moriyamas now, whether they like it or not. I think you’d like to make use of that. Better move fast, though - you aren’t the only one who wants to kill me.”

Riko would already be dead if he were easier to get to. And Nathaniel now has his father’s seat on the council, even if he killed for it - succession is muddy  and ugly amongst mages at the best of times. He’d hardly be the first to do it that way. 

He’s right. Andrew could use that. Getting into Castle Evermore is difficult, and Nathaniel has a free pass through the front gates. If he could smuggle Andrew inside…if he were willing to do so…

“What’s in it for you?” Andrew asks.

“What, you mean besides you not murdering me tonight and me getting out of this fucking house?” So sardonic. “I don’t like the Moriyamas any more than you do, Wesninski blood or no. I don’t care if I die, as long as Riko goes first.”

It seems their interests all line up. Andrew can deal with Riko at last, and might even get a shot at the other Moriyamas in the process. He smiles a little bit, feeling his face cracking.

“Well, Nathaniel. Looks like you might be useful to me after all.”

Wesninski makes a face. “I go by ‘Nate’.”

“I really don’t care,” Andrew tells him. “I would say ‘wait here’, but I suppose that’s irrelevant, isn’t it? I’ll come to you.”

The with a message or a knife is unspoken but clearly implied. Nathaniel - Nate - smiles thinly.

“Better hurry,” he says. “Offer ends if I’m dead.”

Shadow Moon is just so pure and unequivocally good, and I’m just in awe of him. He’s confused and unable to grasp what’s going on around him. He’s in denial. Sure, he’s seen all these ridiculous and illogical things but he’s still unwilling to believe what he’s seeing. He still wants to hold on to his long-held philosophy, and can we blame him? I know some people think it’s odd that he’s still unable to believe what he’s seeing, but it’s realistic. No one really wants to believe in something that challenges everything they already believe in, even if they’re seeing it with their own two eyes. Once you start believing in the impossible, you can’t go back and your entire life changes. That’s when it becomes real. You’re more comfortable gravitating towards what you know, even if evidence says otherwise. The unknown is terrifying; no one wants to venture into the unknown because there’s a lack of predictability that comes with it.

When something’s familiar and predictable, it’s safe. When it’s not, it’s not. You know what to expect from the familiar, but you don’t know what to expect from the unknown and that makes some people hesitant to move forward. I’m just happy that we’re finally able to get this take on this strange new world from the perspective of a Black man. In Abbie Mills, we were able to get the perspective of a strange new world where weird things happened through the eyes of a Black woman. As short-lived as that win was, it was still a win. I wish we could have seen a world where Shadow Moon & Abbie Mills existed at the same time, because the possibilities would have been endless. It would have been amazing inspiration for some thought-provoking, abstract meta.The comparisons would have sparked quite a few things that we probably wouldn’t have thought about before. Abbie, just like Shadow, saw something impossible happen too but she refused to believe what she saw. Even though there was evidence of what happened to her, she blocked it out and refused to believe it. Abbie & Shadow are so much alike, and it’s a shame they couldn’t exist at the same time.

With all that being said, I think it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate how groundbreaking Shadow Moon is and how different he is from the other Black male characters we’ve been exposed to in the last few years. He’s so different, and I don’t think we give the writers & Ricky enough credit for bringing Shadow Moon to life and creating a character you genuinely want to see win.

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So, to help with the withdrawal we’re all having this Sunday, have a video to cheer you up a little!