Shingeki no stop playing with my emotions you asshole
Shingeki no stop playing with my emotions you asshole
And in that moment, everybody in the theater let out a huge sigh of relief as they realized what had just happened; for the first time in forever there was no forced romance between the protagonists in an action movie.
The heavens finally answered the prayers of the people.
team 5’5 and under where ya at
they didn’t let us in they thought we were 12
I think the way the Circle kids all become famous mages at fourteen is incredibly unrealistic. In fact, most of Tammy’s heroines end up becoming renowned. What sort of message does that send to children - that fame is the only goal worth pursuing?
But except for Alanna, who wanted to be reknowned like the lady knight heroes, none of them want to be famous! For Aly it’s downright detrimental; for Tris and Beka it’s something they never wanted; for Daja, Briar, Daine, Sandry, Kel, and Evvy, it gets in the way of the important things that require doing. Except for Alanna, none of them want to be famed; they just want to be good at the things they love.
Honestly, I grew up on Tortall and Emelan books. I never once even considered that the goal of any of the characters (Alanna excluded) was to be famous. Alanna’s arc made it very clear from the beginning that she wanted the fame that came with being a lady knight and a hero. Alanna was all about that.
I most identified with Daine as a kid, and her quartet has a very special place in my heart, so let’s explore Daine for a minute: in Wild Magic she’s downright starstuck in finding out that she’ll be talking with people like Thayet and Jonathan and Alanna, even Numair, with any sort of familiarity. Even Buri and Sarge, not as widely famous as Alanna or the monarchs, were still people she didn’t expect to be talking to. By the time Emperor Mage rolls around, Daine’s mildly famous, to different people for different reasons (Tortall’s Wild Mage, re: animal healing, vs wild magic in battle strategy, vs her own battle ability, etc). It gets in the way of her ability to do things—from her purpose in Carthak to heal the birds, to being able to talk to certain people or about certain things.
And if we’re talking Emelan, the Circle kids try to stay out of the limelight as much as possible, don’t they? In the later books after they’ve gotten their medallions, any time they have to mention it to people, it’s as a last resort, when something desperately needs done and it needs the weight of a Winding Circle Mage behind it. And, if memory serves, they’re usually very humble about it and get uncomfortable when anyone tries to show deference to them after finding out about their accomplishments.
I think the most important thing I got out of the Emelan books wasn’t “go be a famous person”, but “do what you love, and be great at it.” The thing that was most important to any of the kids wasn’t that they had these medallions, but was the fact that they were doing something they loved, and were good at those things.
Fame is an unintended side effect of pursuing an interest and being good at it. That’s true in any real world industry, not just the worlds of Emelan and Tortall.
I will forever be a dagorhir mercenary, won’t I?
Omg where have you been all my god damn worthless life
these angels of light brought me a brownie topped with cookie dough at midnight once
I sometimes forget my mom follows my twitter
And when all my feed/tweets/retweets/favorites are hella gay and anime its sometimes an awkward thing to remember…
THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY EXISTENCE
an actual remix and not just the songs layered on each other??? FINALLY. i hate it when tumblr is like “oh man BEST REMIX EVER” and it sounds like shit because it’s literally just two songs on top of each other like ugh.
hhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaa thinkgeek’s having a 20% off sale
and i really want a survey corps hoodie but it’s still 45$ after the discount
and I don’t know if I can justify that >_>
Whether it’s spiders, heights, socializing, public speaking, deep water, patterns, or even themselves, most every character you’ll ever write will face some debilitating fear or phobia. In today’s article let’s take a look at what fear is, how it differs from a phobia, and how you can best write these factors into your characters believably. We’ll be discussing:
- What causes fear
- Physical signs of fear
- Internal sensations of fear
- Mental responses to fear
- Cues of long-term fear
- Signs of suppressed fear
Ok so I can’t make this post all formal because I need to do this quick because we’re running out of time.
Just today I found out there are only 55 of them left in the world and it makes me sad seeing my favourite animal facing extinction. So I need your help to spread the word and sign this petition to help save the last 55. All you need to do is enter your name, email address and the country you live in. It’s not that much, guys!
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Will those stellar free-speech advocates on the right stand up for Dr. Misee Harris, or will they remain silent?
Dr. Misee Harris, who also was the Black Bachelorette, just found herself in an impossible situation after posting support for Ferguson and Mike Brown’s family on her private Facebook page. Dr. Harris was given a choice to resign or shut up. Here’s the story:
if i ever misgender you or use slang (bro, man, gurl, dude) that makes you feel even slightly uncomfortable please tell me because your gender identity and comfort is more important than any word i may use to refer to you