xiki-muffin:

roachpatrol:

cyphercat:

one of the things i am sad about in the shift from journal culture to tumblr culture is the weird tumblr etiquette of not commenting directly on a thing you enjoy. praise is both a fanfic author’s currency and fuel! we live for that stuff. if you’re going to leave a delighted, effusive reaction to a story in your tags, consider copying and pasting that text into a comment to the author themself. a lot of us hoard our comments against bad days, so we can remember why we love doing this when every word feels like pulling teeth.

yes, this

for artists, too!!

(Source: dntah)

Anonymous said: As awful as that person is for saying that you should die, you do bash the MCU way to much. Wanda and Pietro's origin HAVE to be changed. The word mutant can't even be said in the MCU. Just think about the full picture.

aliluyeva:

Oh, I think about the full picture.

I understand that their origins need to be changed. Even outside of the legalities of Marvel/Fox’s copyright, which is a complicated and gray area concerning Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch right now, they’re origins would be revised significantly. It’s the nature of adaptation from one medium to another. Film is severely decompressed - comics, not at all.

I never at all expected them to be mutants. Outside of copyright, it’s a concept that doesn’t exactly fit in with the type of realism the MCU has cultivated in their films. 

I take issue with how Avengers 2 (be it Marvel Studios, Whedon, the scriptwriter, or whoever in particular) changed their origins. I don’t even have an issue with HYDRA giving them their powers*. But there’s one aspect I do take issue with, and that is how, in interview, both Olsen and Taylor-Johnson have said the word “volunteer”.

The Maximoffs were always explicitly Romani in the comics, later revealed as Jewish-Romani, the two largest ethnic groups targeted for extermination. Furthermore, they are twins, which were specifically singled out for medical tests and experimentation by leading Nazi authorities like Mengele. There are a lot of unburried bodies in Europe of Jewish and Romani children in the name of furthering Nazi science. There are a lot of survivors still today who carry the memory of those experiments - either on their own bodies or in their memories.

None of them ever “volunteered” for experimentation.

None of them ever went to the Nazis because they were “angry” and “wanted revenge”.

(Note: choosing to not have Wanda and Pietro be Roma or Jewish in the film does not resolve the issue. Whitewashing your minority characters to avoid racist implications only makes it more racist)

Choosing to rewrite their origin in such a way paints victims of genocide as culpable in their own destruction. It says those victims deserved their pain and deaths. That they asked for it

My bachelor’s degree is in History and German Studies. I spent a lot of time reading and watching survivor narratives, and had the opportunity to hear living survivors speak on their own experiences. It’s not pleasant. And I can see why Marvel Studios would want to skirt around the topic and legacy in their big-budget popcorn films. But they are so far not doing it in a way that serves to honor either the legacy of those characters or the real life people who experienced the same atrocities. 

But, you know, maybe Marvel could surprise me. Do I believe that likely? No. Because, narratively, in a (presumably) two/two and a half hour picture which has to include action, all the Avengers, introduce Ultron, Vision, Pietro, and Wanda, foreshadow Avengers 3, it is much easier to say “they volunteered, bad shit happened, they did bad things, oh no the bad guys are evil, switch sides, flash, boom, bam”. But I would be much happier to be proven wrong. 

attention:

ang-prinsesa, pixiebutterandjelly, mayas-wingman, thefingerfuckingfemalefuryminimusminor, dr-archeville, and anyone else interested: I am going to be starting a new work schedule and need things to keep me sane until i get out at 11:00PM EST. I would very much appreciate if you folks would have a look at the development for Vagabond and ask me questions about the characters. Any kind of questions.

Please?

sararye:

every 1st september we joke about getting ready for hogwarts to cover up the very real and very very deep scars of never getting our letters

well, how many folks on here were born from 1985 to 1998? No records at the MoM, as a recent popular post noted.

becdecorbin:

macuaine:

Tengu and Tanuki

eee two of my fav yokai!

same here, definitely. I really wanna see more representations of them!

ophiucha:

theveganhooligan:

transcreature:

How to make cleavage

Reblogging this for all of my mtf sisters out there that might not know how to make a nice cleavage, this is a really great how-to. Check it out!

Signal boosting for my followers! :) Just remember, ladies and non-binary cleavage lovers, that those silicone bras can be tightened to a point where you can hurt yourself and you should avoid this. Try not to wear excessively tightened bras for more than a few hours at a time, take them off when you go to sleep, and if you begin to bruise or get rashes in the general bra area, don’t wear them for a few days. Also, if it hurts immediately, readjust!

I often see warnings about this for binders for the ftm crowd, but it’s important to remember that anything strapped tightly around your chest can cause harm and circulation issues. Stay safe, dearies, and look fabulous! 

edens-blog:

beben-eleben:

Jim Dingilian proves that a creative and skillful artist can create works of art with just about anything. By coating the interior of empty glass bottles with black smoke and then carefully brushing it away with tools mounted on dowels, he creates detailed and beautiful but dark works of smoke art that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay (via Bored Panda).

are you shitting me

niktheawesome:

Bumblebee being carried is my favourite thing in g1

everyone’s favorite chubby little child soldier.

niktheawesome:

Bumblebee being carried is my favourite thing in g1

everyone’s favorite chubby little child soldier.

Why straight allies don’t belong in safe spaces

shut-up-im-superman:

because then i’m forced to look around these spaces and go “i wonder how many of these people are straight” instead of being able to go “wow. look. people who are like me. i am not alone. amazing.”

my order of Imp’s Ears from BPAL arrived!

I ordered seven, but got nine:D

I have set aside Mage and Vasilissa for my beautiful mate, Paladin and Seraphim for my beloved knight ang-prinsesa, and Thorns for pixiebutterandjelly because a Rose should have them. I am saving Druid, The Jersey Devil, Santa Muerte, and Smokestack for myself, though I may set aside one of those for someone else.

mayas-wingman, any interest in one of those last four if i can pack it in along with your book when i send it to you?

since halloween season is upon us, here’s a friendly reminder that asylum settings/themes are ableist as fuck and you should NOT support, condone, or endorse them in anyway

mr-quinlan:

agelfeygelach:

mr-quinlan:

 

as someone who’s been non-voluntarily sent to a psych ward (not that voluntary admissions are treated any better), i can firmly say that no matter what you may think, your own particular spin on them as a theme is not any good at all.

^^^

when you go along with this theme, you are choosing to take part in something that is actively MOCKING AND CELEBRATING psychiatry’s LONG AND CURRENT HISTORY of forced institutionalization, forced medication, physical and sexual abuse, medical experimentation, and the list goes on and on.

THIS ALSO INCLUDES horror characters that have this as the ~basis~ for ~why they’re scary~ (such as Jackal from Thir13en Ghosts). these characters ARE COMPLETELY BASED on the idea that mental illness = DANGEROUS AND SCARY and this is a stigma that actively hurts neurodivergent people on a daily basis 

since halloween season is upon us, here’s a friendly reminder that asylum settings/themes are ableist as fuck and you should NOT support, condone, or endorse them in anyway

mr-quinlan:

 

as someone who’s been non-voluntarily sent to a psych ward (not that voluntary admissions are treated any better), i can firmly say that no matter what you may think, your own particular spin on them as a theme is not any good at all.

monzo12782:

Schematic of Car Robots Super Fire Convoy/Transformers: Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime Battle Mode (plus Yuki/Koji Onishi), from the Car Robots Soldier File book.

I loved this design, though I really wish the dub had followed suit and said he was a different dude from Optimus Prime.

monzo12782:

Schematic of Car Robots Super Fire Convoy/Transformers: Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime Battle Mode (plus Yuki/Koji Onishi), from the Car Robots Soldier File book.

I loved this design, though I really wish the dub had followed suit and said he was a different dude from Optimus Prime.

i am. That’s clearly some sort of hamster.

i am. That’s clearly some sort of hamster.

(Source: geekyasfuck)