anko and tayuya and karin all having a complete and utter hissy fit and then sasuke joins in and the lair’s on fire and orochimaru’s just in the corner wondering why he thought it was a good idea to adopt like 40 moody, unsociable and irritable teenagers with power complexes and unbelievable skill
and Kabuto in the background with a fire extinguisher. “Daddy’s angry, get back to work kids.” “You’re not my real mom! You can’t tell me what to do!” “Right. No dinner for you."
what is the point of gay straight alliances why would i want to be in an alliance with straight people
Because we outnumber you.
I’m not saying it’s fair. I’m saying it’s true.
fruit flies outnumber us too but you don’t see me being in an alliance with them
Fruit flies have very little influence on our lives apart from being a nuisance
not seeing many differences between fruit flies and straight allies
Because all those closeted people have to declare themselves before being accepted into the QUILTBAG community, of course. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place where one could talk about struggling with identity without immediately alerting bigoted parents/guardians that you’re Questioning? Oh wait…Its not just “allies” that hide behind the “straight” moniker for their own protection…
…honestly, I’m just pissed that my highschool GSA is struggling. Maybe there is a better option for highschoolers, but it helped me and a lot of my friends cement our identities without risking (much) parental ire. “Needing” straight people confuses the issue: there should come a time when children can explore their identity without the “Queer” label being feared. But until then hiding behind “ally” and “straight” status is a valid choice and someone who chooses to do so should be accepted, not demonized.
(Source: bitnap, via 40h4error)
Characters: The Sound
Word Count: ~850
There are no stairs in the Sound
OK BBC, I won’t say I’m disappointed since this is still pretty interesting
but I think everyone can agree on that top link being misleadingly worded
IT SOUNDS LIKE AN AMAZING B-CLASS MOVIE
Sounds like its time…for Super Aryan Hitler to return!
(who said anything about a B-list movie, when you can have a B-list manga?)
Never ask a DW-RPer what their crack ships are. You’ll get the strangest answers.
(yes, it is *that* Kefka and yes, he is ace.)
Why the shit do I constantly attach to villains instead of heroes: a mystery
I wanted to write a huge essay on how marginalized groups and stigmatized people are typically represented far better by antagonists and anti-heroes than socially appropriate heroes.
So I did.
One of the tropes I find most fascinating in this argument is in Gendered Jobs. While on the protagonist side messing with gender norms usually defaults to giving male-associated jobs to female side-kicks to up their bad-assery (or, alternatively cover the writer’s ass when accused of poor writing of female characters). Think of Thor in which Jane is a physicist rather than a nurse. Or the surprise when Pepper Pots becomes goes from a glorified secretary to C.E.O. in the Ironman movies.
More generally, its the bad-ass female cop, the “Oracle” types in so many CSI-esque shows, and the ‘independent’ roving female reporters.
Then compare that to the villains. Not only do we see women in unquestioning roles of power, as Big Bads and Generals, but often male villains in female-gendered jobs. Think of every evil mage type opposing the Fighter hero. You have your effeminate Kefkas and your Summoner Seymours.
And, perhaps most interesting to me; you have your Evil Healers.
or, why K takes so damn long to write anything. Wittling down my long, rambling headcanons into an interesting story is easier said than done. Especially when it comes to little-loved characters.
This chapter, I gave myself Feels about a boat that was destroyed 3 minutes into the first episode of Season 2 of Korra. Which could have just as easily been accomplished with writing anything in the One Piece fandom and titling it “Merry”. Ah well.
Part 3 of Illusion of Separation is up, if anyone is interested in where the heck Amon learned Air Bending. And what the hell is a Ratava anyways?
Part 3 of Illusion of Separation: Convergence
Chapters 1 - 3
Fandom: Avatar: Legend of Korra
Pairing: Eventual Liu/Amon
Word Count: ~20,000 words
I don’t really have any finished art to upload for Kabu’s not!birthday…but if anyone would remember it, it would be Karin.
And I bet that no matter how much of an ass he acts around others, Kabuto is still the sort of guy to help out a kohai in the rain.
The Great Unanswered Question:
What the hell happens to every country on the planet that isn’t the US in YA dystopias
This is actually lampshaded in a really creepy way in the book The Handmaiden’s Tale. At one point the main character (a woman in a highly repressive US society) is working as a tour guide to Japanese tourists. At one point she straight out begs them for help, and her male handler has to defuse the situation with “oh, how strange our culture must seem to you, she’s really quite happy, silly woman.” and they just walk away from her suffering.