dickensianwerewolf:

Credit to Catherine Huerta for the cover illustration from “The Worst Day of Your Life”, number 100 in the CYOA series, and AlanSchell for the Slimer reference.

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Tags: Homestuck

urulokid:

urulokid:

poutineisdelicious:

xekstrin:

majere636:

arachnofiend:

marapetsrules:

bobfoxsky:

“You fool. No man can kill me.”

How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?

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Fun facts: Tolkien constructed this scene because he came out of Macbeth thinking that Shakespeare had missed a golden opportunity with the ”Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” prophecy

Being letdown by Macbeth is apparently a significant factor in Tolkien’s writing because the Ent/Huorn attack on Isengard was the result of his disappointment that the whole “til Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane” thing was just some dudes holding sticks and not actual ambulatory trees.

so he basically took his favorite shakespeare headcanons and put them into his AU fic

This revelation just knocked me over.

LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN. BACK THE FUCK UP SIT THE FUCK DOWN YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING YOU’RE FUCKING JON SNOW HERE. LET ME TELL U A THING

JONNY T WAS LITERALLY THE BIGGEST FANBOY TO EVER WALK THE EARTH. LITERALLY THIS FUCKIN NERD WENT INTO WORLD WAR ONE AND WROTE NORSEFIC EDDA FANFIC IN THE TRENCHES AND SENT IT TO ALL HIS FRIENDS WHO WERE PRESUMABLY LIKE “JOHN WHAT THE FUCK”

BUT IT DOESN’T END THERE

HIS WIFE? MADE HER AND HIMSELF INTO SELF-INSERT OCS IN SAID FIC. ALSO MADE HIMSELF A TOTAL TYR SELF INSERT CHARACTER. ALL VERY DRAMATIC. KEPT WRITING THIS FIC UNTIL IT WAS HUGE. AFTER HE DIED HIS SON PUBLISHED IT AND CALLED IT THE SILMARILLION. JRR YOU FUCKIN NERD

WAIT I’M NOT FUCKING DONE YET. TREEBEARD? BASED THE WAY HE TALKED OF HIS OLD FRIEND JACK WHO YOU ALL MIGHT KNOW AS CS LEWIS. THAT’S RIGHT. THAT NARNIA MOTHERFUCKER. WROTE HIM INTO LORD OF THE RINGS AKA THE SEQUEL TO THE SEQUEL OF HIS ORIGINAL FANFIC MASTERPIECE. CS LEWIS FUCKING HATED LORD OF THE RINGS. TOLKIEN FUCKING HATED NARNIA. BASICALLY THEY STARTED THE OXFORD PROFESSOR LIVEJOURNAL CLUB AND THEY FLAMED EACH OTHER’S SHIT RELENTLESSLY YET REMAINED BFFS

SHELOB? FUCKING TARANTULA BIT J-TIDDY ON THE FOOT WHEN HE WAS LIKE 3. WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS.

HIS AUNT’S HOUSE? NAMED BAG END. YEAH YOU GUESSED IT WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS

THIS FUCKING DORKUS SUPREME MADE UP HIS OWN LANGUAGE. WAIT NO IM WRONG. HE MADE UP LIKE 80 LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS AND ALPHABETS AND SHIT 

BEST PART OF ALL?? HIS OWN LAST NAME, TOLKIEN, WAS DERIVED FROM THE GERMAN “TOLKHUN” MEANING “FOOLHARDY”. DOES THAT RING A BELL TO ANYONE FAMILIAR TO LORD OF THE RINGS??? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT PEREGRIN “PIPPIN” TOOK’S LIKE FUCKING CATCHPHRASE WAS “FOOL OF A TOOK”. TOLKIEN FIC’D HIS OWN FAMILIAL LINGUISTIC HISTORY INTO HIS WORK WHAT A DWEEB

IN 2008 HE RANKED 6TH ON A LIST OF THE TOP 50 BRITISH WRITERS SINCE 1945. HE WAS A PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGES AND OTHER IMPORTANT STUFFY SHIT AT OXFORD

AND JRR TOLKIEN WAS THE BIGGEST DWEEB EVER TO LIVE

THE END

(Source: the-peoples-of-middle-earth, via littleworthy)

cubejello:

This is the only boy who hasn’t experienced any angst, protect him at all cost

cubejello:

This is the only boy who hasn’t experienced any angst, protect him at all cost

suburban-sunrise:

I
I actually…
Usually when I watch an episode, I’m ready to start writing as soon as it finishes, beginning my review as the ending track is playing.
But for this episode, I just sat there, letting the ending continue playing, like some sort of background music as I tried to put the pieces together. 
And I realized that now, even the ending makes more sense than it did before.
Every episode, I think that it’s the one that’s made the most impact on me yet, that there can’t possibly be anything worse or anything that just leaves me as speechless. But this episode is the one to really destroy everything. I’m still trying to search for the words to say…because even though the preview was frightening, nothing could have prepared me for this.
It’s funny, I watched this anime because I wanted something lighthearted about a sport I loved, but this is a lot more than I expected. It’s good. But I really didn’t see any of this coming. 

"We need to worry about ourselves right now."
This doesn’t just apply to Iwatobi. Yes, Iwatobi needs to worry about themselves, not Samezuka, not Sousuke’s injury. Nothing beyond sympathy. But I think this really pertains to Haru and Makoto. When he says that, Makoto is urging Haru to move on with his life, not to worry about Makoto being left behind or Rin or anyone else. Haru needs to pursue his own path and it’s important that he figures out what he’s going to do before it’s too late. At this point, he can’t afford to spend time worrying about anyone else. 

I noted that when Rin mentioned scouts, Makoto had that glimmer of hope in his eye. I don’t know if scouts have contacted Makoto, but what I’m guessing is that even so, Makoto believes that he can’t become a professional swimmer not because he’s too slow, but because that would probably hold Haru back. Haru would always be waiting for him, and Makoto would never be the one to be dead weight. 

But this episode is all about Haruka. I knew something was terribly wrong when the dream began. It was…something I’d never thought I would use to describe this anime, but it was actually scary. Behind that quiet facade, Haru is beginning to crack under all the pressure. Everyone is urging him to go far, swim better, swim faster, impress others with his speed. But Haru was never about racing. He was about swimming. Swimming for fun, for peace, just because it was something he liked to do. There was no need to get competitive about it. Those words that his team might see as encouraging- “Go for it, Haru-chan! Swim fast!”- are terrible for him. They signify additional stress to perform well. For an ordinary competitive swimmer, those lines might be stressful because they they’re under pressure to swim fast, indeed, but for Haru, it’s more than that. Much more. For him, those words, like those threads that entangled him when he swum, pull him away from what swimming truly means to him. They defy his sense of who he is. 

It’s often the most silent people who have the most emotions bottled up inside. It’s not healthy, and eventually it’ll result in something terrible. I know that well- I’m one of them. Writing is my outlet for it, but before, those emotions of sadness, fear, anger, all accumulated into something terrible and formed a monster- depression that haunted me for a year, and the constant thoughts of suicide. If I had found some way to let those feelings out, I probably wouldn’t have had to go through that. I’ve worked through it now, defeated the monster, but I doubt that Haru has. He’s starting to break apart at the seams, and this is when we see all of the emotions he’s been having to deal with expressed in that momentary burst of anger, that slam against the locker, something so uncustomary for the usually quiet Haru that it sent chills down my spine. And even with that, I doubt it was a full catharsis of his emotions. Swimming is something that Haruka enjoys, but I don’t think it helps him release his emotions, it simply placates the turmoil within him and keeps him content for a short while.

So that’s why I see swimming and Haru in a different way now. Maybe the swimming helps keep everything else drowned out, and that’s why he wants to swim all the time. But when those emotions of fear and the pressure to do well invade into the domain of the water, there’s no escape. That’s when swimming doesn’t become something that brings him joy, it becomes a nightmare. The water he swam in during his freestyle race was as dark as that of Sousuke’s earlier vision. Now, what can he do? He’s alienated by everyone. He doesn’t know where he can be safe. He stopped swimming right after he dove off the starting block because when he was there, he realized that he’s not swimming for the scouts because they’re the ones who tainted the water, that made nothing left for a sanctuary for him. In a way, Haru has, even though he might appear stubborn at first, always been changing himself to please others. He started racing to placate Rin, and swam faster to placate his team who wanted him to be scouted. In the ending, he wants to be a mermaid, but he changes himself to be a cook because inevitably somebody must have told him to do so. Simple swimming was the only thing that really molded itself into his identity, it’s the only thing that has really belonged to him. I sensed something distinctly cold when he addressed the rest of his team, after he spoke to Rin. And maybe, just maybe, he’s now afraid of the people who are closest to him.

playbunny:

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Okay guys, I wanted to make a helpful Nepeta post for people who want to portray Nepeta whether its for RPs, Fanfiction, or through artwork.

Nepeta is one of the most mischaracterized characters in the Homestuck fandom and it’s pretty saddening to me, a person who really adores her and is…

cheekrub:

Clemont is an insecure, doubtful, pessimistic and unforthcoming person and we’ve known that since the beginning. With good reason with all the hints and foreshadowing being dropped between he and his sister. He’s highlighted mainly by those flaws in-addition to his polite speech style, his own unique avant-garde concerning his style of battling and inventions. Meanwhile, his Chespin is shown to be a bit more prickly on the surface right from the start, gluttonous, tricky and somewhat insensitive but still battle-hungry at times, determined and empathetic toward the complications of others on a larger spectrum.

The contrast between Clemont and his Kalos starter was very highlighted right from early XY going forward in-comparison to Serena and Ash, the former’s personality and actions reflecting directly onto her Fennekin while the latter remains at somewhat of a neutral area in-regards to his Froakie. Clemont stands at an absolute opposite, but all three came from the same area and place of work(The Sycamore Laboratory in Lumiose City). 

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dumbledores-army-of-sitzpinklers:

I love how this entire episode was just Makoto being an angel.

oh you can’t get the times to coach sasabe? no worries gou I got this don’t you worry your pretty little face.

oh you’re a little short handed at the swim club? oh no please let me help out coach i’m not busy

oh your little brother is afraid of the water? that’s terrible i promise to help this sad little biscuit

is there anything else you guys need? any puppies that need saving? a spare kidney maybe?

crank-that-shota-boy:

Yo it’s Mr. Steal yo gurl

crank-that-shota-boy:

Yo it’s Mr. Steal yo gurl

cheekrub:

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My favorite aspect of XY is Bonnie, all of her focus tends to be more jellybean on the surface. Her focus tends to range on light fun to heart tugging, with easily “mature” themes. One aspect about he that has remained consistent 100% thus far is Pokemon and her nobleness yet inability to be with the world around her. Flabebe and the Fairy Flower was just a very good episode for that reason. Instantaneously showing Bonnie as someone who is empathetic, somewhat selfish(but that selfishness being portrayed as something not good by the narrative, so good flaws) and moving onward toward the future. 

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IT’S KOUJAKU’S BIRTHDAY

velvet-heichou:

AND I FEEL AN ACHING NEED TO MAKE A POST EXPRESSING MY ADORATION FOR THIS LOVABLE PRINCE OF BEAUTY.

SO LETS JUST TAKE A MINUTE TO APPRECIATE THIS SWEET,

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GORGEOUS,

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GENTLE AND KIND-HEARTED

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HOPELESS ROMANTIC

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ANGEL

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I LOVE HIM SO MUCH uuUHHGGHHHHHHAaaA

THIS HAS BEEN MY MISERABLE WAY OF SAYING WHAT I REALLY WANTED TO SAY

GOODNIGHT

(Source: virus-sama)