April172014 10
8PM 1

I am Thorin, grandson of King Under the Mountain. I have returned.

April72014 875
sailorzombiestar:

crunchbuttsteak:

I firmly believe that Minako has this sign hanging up in Crystal Tokyo somewhere.

The fun part is that there’s scribbling all over the walls near it. Like Rei wrote “too long” and pointed an arrow at the first counter, and then Mako added “I know, I’m getting anxious” under it. At first it’s all about the ‘counting’, but then they use it as a bulletin board of sorts.
Usagi gets lost a lot at first so there’s a hastily scribbled map to her room from the sign. Minako messes with it regularly.
Mako starts asking what people want for supper.
Rei posts when she’ll be meditating so as not to disturb her.
Haruka asks if anyone has seen the keys to her hovercar, Michiru cattily asks ‘which one? ^_^’.
Hotaru asks Chibiusa/the quartet if they’re still on for Thursday, and there’s a long argument in the subnotes about who gets to wear what dress between Chibiusa and Cerecere.
Pluto calmly reminds everyone that the weather will be terrible tomorrow, but they never know when her ‘tomorrow’ is so it never helps. She eventually gives up and just puts a fresh coat of paint on it every week.
Ami tried to keep the conversation into a series if post it notes but they run out of paper too quickly or they get lost.
Mamoru takes screen shots of it From a security camera every week and puts then in a scrap book. He’s very meticulous.
The staff are just confused as to who ‘mamoru’ is.

sailorzombiestar:

crunchbuttsteak:

I firmly believe that Minako has this sign hanging up in Crystal Tokyo somewhere.

The fun part is that there’s scribbling all over the walls near it. Like Rei wrote “too long” and pointed an arrow at the first counter, and then Mako added “I know, I’m getting anxious” under it. At first it’s all about the ‘counting’, but then they use it as a bulletin board of sorts.

Usagi gets lost a lot at first so there’s a hastily scribbled map to her room from the sign. Minako messes with it regularly.

Mako starts asking what people want for supper.

Rei posts when she’ll be meditating so as not to disturb her.

Haruka asks if anyone has seen the keys to her hovercar, Michiru cattily asks ‘which one? ^_^’.

Hotaru asks Chibiusa/the quartet if they’re still on for Thursday, and there’s a long argument in the subnotes about who gets to wear what dress between Chibiusa and Cerecere.

Pluto calmly reminds everyone that the weather will be terrible tomorrow, but they never know when her ‘tomorrow’ is so it never helps. She eventually gives up and just puts a fresh coat of paint on it every week.

Ami tried to keep the conversation into a series if post it notes but they run out of paper too quickly or they get lost.

Mamoru takes screen shots of it From a security camera every week and puts then in a scrap book. He’s very meticulous.

The staff are just confused as to who ‘mamoru’ is.

1AM 8813

mizzkatonic:

quigonejinn:

punishandenslavesuckers:

#r u fukin srs rn #why cant I watch my lil girl go to robot prom? #mako is going to robot prom #and imma miss it cuz of u #I will beat the both of you # like red-head stepchildren #I’ve had practice #chuck hansen exists #you dumb fucks  

tags from punishandenslavesuckers

Omg robot prom
withthingsunreal

(Source: paxxan)

12AM
April52014 59226

liniochtai:

thevolutionofnerdy:

lesbianvenom:

i imagine severus snape going to the afterlife and seeing lily for the first time and he’s all happy but then lily starts repeatedly kicking snape in the shins and screeching “how dare you treat my son that way" and that’s basically their relationship for all eternity

Yes. please.

And then Alice and Frank Longbottom appear and Snape can only go “oh shit” before they unleash their wrath yelling to him about how he treated Neville

4PM 17752

The Importance of Mary Sue

geekmehard:

unwinona:

When I was in Ninth Grade, I won a thing.  

That thing, in particular, was a thirty dollar Barnes & Noble gift certificate.  I was still too young for a part-time job, so I didn’t have this kind of spending cash on me, ever.  I felt like a god.

Drunk with power, I fancy-stepped my way to my local B&N.  I was ready to choose new books based solely on the most important of qualities…BADASS COVER ART.  I walked away with a handful of paperbacks, most of which were horrible (I’m looking at you, Man-Kzin Wars III) or simply forgettable.  

One book did not disappoint.  I fell down the rabbit hole into a series that proved to be as badass as the cover art promised (Again, Man-Kzin Wars III, way to drop the ball on that one).  With more than a dozen books in the series, I devoured them.  I bought cassette tapes of ballads sung by bards in the stories.  And the characters.  Oh, the characters.  I loved them.  Gryphons, mages, but most importantly, lots of women.  Different kinds of women.  So many amazing women.  I looked up to them, wrote bad fiction that lifted entire portions of dialogue and character descriptions, dreamed of writing something that the author would include in an anthology.

This year I decided in a fit of nostalgia to revisit the books I loved so damn much.  I wanted to reconnect with my old friends…

…and I found myself facing Mary Sues.  Lots of them.  Perfect, perfect, perfect.  A fantasy world full of Anakin Skywalkers and Nancy Drews and Wesley Crushers.  I felt crushed.  I had remembered such complex, deep characters and didn’t see those women in front of me at all anymore.  Where were those strong women who kept me safe through the worst four years of my life?

Which led me to an important realization as I soldiered on through book after book.  That’s why I needed them.  Because they were Mary Sues.  These books were not written to draw my attention to all the ugly bumps and whiskers of the real world.  They were somewhere to hide.  I was painfully aware that I was being judged by my peers and adults and found lacking.  I was a fuckup.  And sometimes a fuckup needs to feel like a Mary Sue.  As an adult, these characters felt a little thin because they lacked the real world knowledge I, as an adult, had learned and earned.  But that’s the thing…these books weren’t FOR this current version of myself.   Who I am now doesn’t need a flawless hero because I’m comfortable with the idea that valuable people are also flawed.

There is a reason that most fanfiction authors, specifically girls, start with a Mary Sue.  It’s because girls are taught that they are never enough.  You can’t be too loud, too quiet, too smart, too stupid.  You can’t ask too many questions or know too many answers.  No one is flocking to you for advice.  Then something wonderful happens.  The girl who was told she’s stupid finds out that she can be a better wizard than Albus Dumbledore.  And that is something very important.  Terrible at sports?  You’re a warrior who does backflips and Legolas thinks you’re THE BEST.   No friends?  You get a standing ovation from Han Solo and the entire Rebel Alliance when you crash-land safely on Hoth after blowing up the Super Double Death Star.  It’s all about you.  Everyone in your favorite universe is TOTALLY ALL ABOUT YOU.

I started writing fanfiction the way most girls did, by re-inventing themselves.  

Mary Sues exist because children who are told they’re nothing want to be everything.  

As a girl, being “selfish” was the worst thing you could be.  Now you live in Narnia and Prince Caspian just proposed marriage to you.  Why?  Your SELF is what saved everyone from that sea serpent.  Plus your hair looks totally great braided like that.

In time, hopefully, these hardworking fanfiction authors realize that it’s okay to be somewhere in the middle and their characters adjust to respond to that.  As people grow and learn, characters grow and learn.  Turns out your Elven Mage is more interesting if he isn’t also the best swordsman in the kingdom.  Not everyone needs to be hopelessly in love with your Queen for her to be a great ruler.  There are all kinds of ways for people to start owning who they are, and embracing the things that make them so beautifully weird and complicated.

Personally, though, I think it’s a lot more fun learning how to trust yourself and others if you all happen to be riding dragons.

Mary Sues exist because children who are told they’re nothing want to be everything.

A girl making herself the hero of her own story is a radical act. Stop shaming girls for doing it. Stop shaming yourself for it. 

4PM 7537

lulu-bites:

How many times does this need to be explained until the whole world finally gets it?

4PM 335
1PM 71343

asktoothless:

dragonwriter315:

asktoothless:

I’m not saying I want to be a dragon.

but if the opportunity came up to have wings and a tail implanted along with the ability to breathe fire, I’d take it.

Would there be a waiting list for this procedure?

The waiting list is made up of all the notes on this post in order so reblog quickly and save your spot in line.

4AM 452398

thecorinediaries:

prewetts:

jordanleeemerson:

secretgaygent:

rnints:

imagine if girls used the same style of joke to degrade men like “cool story bro now go chop some lumber”

GO CHOP SOME LUMBER

"what r u doing out of the garage go fix my car"

"Don’t you have something to fix somewhere."

3AM 129370

forablueeyedmiracle:

Fandom is knowing that, across the globe, hundreds of other people are screaming ‘NO FUCK YOU’ at their televisions and curling up on the floor and crying at exactly the same moment as you are.

2AM 518
tyrannosaurslair:

dryptosaurus:

Cretaceous Sea by unknown artist

For me, this reminds me of the nightmares I used to have about mosasaurs and other marine reptiles when I was a kid, I was scared of them. Still kinda am.

tyrannosaurslair:

dryptosaurus:

Cretaceous Sea by unknown artist

For me, this reminds me of the nightmares I used to have about mosasaurs and other marine reptiles when I was a kid, I was scared of them. Still kinda am.

2AM 15474

sclez:

durendals:

there is literally no difference between academic scholars discussing their interpretations of a text and a bunch of people yelling YOUR HEADCANON IS WRONG at each other

As a Masters student I can vouch for this.

2AM 53743
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