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Umi / F / 27. This blog includes (but is not limited to): Homestuck, Prince of Tennis, Tenimyu, Hatoful Boyfriend, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and various other fandoms. I enjoy writing fic; most of my works are on AO3, but a few will probably be only here.
Sep 13 '14
"Mai, I know we've made a ton of mistakes 
and gone through a lot of suffering.
But it was all our own decisions.
So forget about fate.
Who cares if you can't change it?
The future's not written in stone."

53 notes (via mukuroku)Tags: faen ta skjebnen kamen rider gaim

Sep 12 '14
I want to do a rom-com with Melissa McCarthy. I even told her that at an awards show, and she said ‘Yes, Let’s do it!’
— Idris Elba, on his dream role, to US Weekly (via camewiththeframe)

7,663 notes (via halffizzbin & camewiththeframe)Tags: well this is the best idea i've ever heard of the things i would give for this to be real please world

Sep 10 '14

collegehumor:

Cookware has never been more exciting.

Finish reading —>  7 Signs You’re Becoming an Adult

39,876 notes (via collegehumor)Tags: so much gpoy literally every single one of these applies to me

Sep 9 '14
jonscutler:

cannibal-sarracenian:

A battle royale to decide which character is the more wasted potential

Honestly Yoko is the more wasted potential. You know lots about Oren, and he was used great as a villain, a mentor to Jonouchi, also this isn’t his fight and he knew that. He also helped a lot with the others as well. Yoko just was a follower to Ryouma, and now to Kaito, she kind of feels like Kaito-lite but with less ambition. Bravo is one of my top 4 favorites of Gaim, sure he might have not gotten as much attention as he should but he definitely got more than others.  

Completely agreed, especially because of the foreshadowing lines about Yoko early in the series that never got any follow-through.  Ryoma said even he didn’t know her real strength level and potential, and Yoko reacted as though he’d caught her hiding something.  An episode or two later Ryoma says he’d like to see her fighting Kouta at full strength, and Yoko replies that if she did that she’d kill him.  This builds up the expectation that she’s a potential powerhouse just keeping herself in check, but after all of that, we never see her win a single fight even when there’s no possible reason for her to hold back.  
This would be disappointing enough on its own, but there’s also the reveal of Yoko’s motives as ‘find a man to empower,’ which basically reduces her to an accessory.  It might be compelling if we’d ever been shown why Yoko wants to be the kingmaker, but we’re never given any explanation for it.  It sort of reads as a parallel to Mai as the Woman of the Beginning, which would make for kind of a cool setup if it wasn’t also stripping both women of their agency.  The whole thing with the Woman of the Beginning as a concept in the story is that she exists to grant power to a man.  The fact that this also happens to be Yoko’s entire motivation even without being the Woman of the Beginning suggests that this is just How Women Are in the world of Gaim - passive vessels for power who exist to bring empowerment to men (and then die, most likely, but the show may yet surprise me there).  It’s a shame that the writers couldn’t think of anything more interesting to do with Yoko and Mai then turn them into accessories for Kaito and Kouta’s empowerment narratives.

jonscutler:

cannibal-sarracenian:

A battle royale to decide which character is the more wasted potential

Honestly Yoko is the more wasted potential. You know lots about Oren, and he was used great as a villain, a mentor to Jonouchi, also this isn’t his fight and he knew that. He also helped a lot with the others as well. Yoko just was a follower to Ryouma, and now to Kaito, she kind of feels like Kaito-lite but with less ambition. Bravo is one of my top 4 favorites of Gaim, sure he might have not gotten as much attention as he should but he definitely got more than others.  

Completely agreed, especially because of the foreshadowing lines about Yoko early in the series that never got any follow-through.  Ryoma said even he didn’t know her real strength level and potential, and Yoko reacted as though he’d caught her hiding something.  An episode or two later Ryoma says he’d like to see her fighting Kouta at full strength, and Yoko replies that if she did that she’d kill him.  This builds up the expectation that she’s a potential powerhouse just keeping herself in check, but after all of that, we never see her win a single fight even when there’s no possible reason for her to hold back.  

This would be disappointing enough on its own, but there’s also the reveal of Yoko’s motives as ‘find a man to empower,’ which basically reduces her to an accessory.  It might be compelling if we’d ever been shown why Yoko wants to be the kingmaker, but we’re never given any explanation for it.  It sort of reads as a parallel to Mai as the Woman of the Beginning, which would make for kind of a cool setup if it wasn’t also stripping both women of their agency.  The whole thing with the Woman of the Beginning as a concept in the story is that she exists to grant power to a man.  The fact that this also happens to be Yoko’s entire motivation even without being the Woman of the Beginning suggests that this is just How Women Are in the world of Gaim - passive vessels for power who exist to bring empowerment to men (and then die, most likely, but the show may yet surprise me there).  It’s a shame that the writers couldn’t think of anything more interesting to do with Yoko and Mai then turn them into accessories for Kaito and Kouta’s empowerment narratives.

(Source: datsu-nugu)

329 notes (via jonscutler & datsu-nugu)Tags: kamen rider gaim gaim negativity minato yoko if yoko and mai die i'm just going to point back at this post

Sep 8 '14
miaoujones:

makotobirthdayexchange:

Sign ups for the 2014 Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange are now open!
2014 TIMELINESign-ups: September 6 -20Matching Requests: September 21 - 28Assignments Sent: October 1Fanworks Due: November 5Emergency Pinch Hit Period: November 6 - 16Emergency Pinch Hits Due: November 16Works go live on AO3: November 17 (Happy Birthday, Mako!)
What is the Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange?A gift exchange celebrating our favorite Iwatobi captain and backstroker’s birthday. ♥ All pairings (het/slash/other; twosome/threesome/moresome) and non-pairings (Makoto alone or gen with friends/family/animals) are welcome.
What kinds of fanworks are eligible?Art, comics, and fic. This year, we’re also accepting multi-panel manips (example one, example two).
Do requests/fills have to be birthday-themed?Not at all! They only have to involve Makoto as one of the main characters.
SIGNING UPSign ups run now through September 20th on AO3. (Please note that you do need an AO3 account to participate this year. If you don’t have one, go here to request a free account.)
For more information about the sign up process and the event in general, please go here.
For future updates, follow this blog or track #mako bday exchange.
If you’re running another event for Makoto’s birthday or one for any other character in Free!, we’d love to affiliate and cross-promote with you — just drop us a line.
Hope to see you over there!
[ @ao3 | @dw | @tumblr ]

So I’ll just mention here that there are a number of ways you can help Mako’s Birthday Exchange, if you’re interested. The absolute best way is getting the word out by reblogging/signal boosting. :D

Alright, looks like it’s time for the Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange again! :D  This was an absolute blast last year; I ended up receiving some very adorable art, and I had the chance to write two stories (one for the exchange itself, one for the Party Favor period afterwards) that I am still proud of and happy with.  And this year it’s being run on AO3, which I think will make things run even smoother than they were last year!  Anyone out there who loves Tachibana Makoto and fanwork exchanges, I hope you’ll consider signing up! :)

miaoujones:

makotobirthdayexchange:

Sign ups for the 2014 Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange are now open!

2014 TIMELINE
Sign-ups: September 6 -20
Matching Requests: September 21 - 28
Assignments Sent: October 1
Fanworks Due: November 5
Emergency Pinch Hit Period: November 6 - 16
Emergency Pinch Hits Due: November 16
Works go live on AO3: November 17 (Happy Birthday, Mako!)

What is the Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange?
A gift exchange celebrating our favorite Iwatobi captain and backstroker’s birthday. ♥ All pairings (het/slash/other; twosome/threesome/moresome) and non-pairings (Makoto alone or gen with friends/family/animals) are welcome.

What kinds of fanworks are eligible?
Art, comics, and fic. This year, we’re also accepting multi-panel manips (example one, example two).

Do requests/fills have to be birthday-themed?
Not at all! They only have to involve Makoto as one of the main characters.

SIGNING UP
Sign ups run now through September 20th on AO3. (Please note that you do need an AO3 account to participate this year. If you don’t have one, go here to request a free account.)

For more information about the sign up process and the event in general, please go here.

For future updates, follow this blog or track #mako bday exchange.

If you’re running another event for Makoto’s birthday or one for any other character in Free!, we’d love to affiliate and cross-promote with you — just drop us a line.

Hope to see you over there!


[ @ao3 | @dw | @tumblr ]

So I’ll just mention here that there are a number of ways you can help Mako’s Birthday Exchange, if you’re interested. The absolute best way is getting the word out by reblogging/signal boosting. :D

Alright, looks like it’s time for the Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange again! :D  This was an absolute blast last year; I ended up receiving some very adorable art, and I had the chance to write two stories (one for the exchange itself, one for the Party Favor period afterwards) that I am still proud of and happy with.  And this year it’s being run on AO3, which I think will make things run even smoother than they were last year!  Anyone out there who loves Tachibana Makoto and fanwork exchanges, I hope you’ll consider signing up! :)

197 notes (via miaoujones & makotobirthdayexchange)Tags: free! iwatobi swim club tachibana makoto birthday exchange

Sep 7 '14

Reblog if you want one of these in your askbox:

  • A compliment
  • A story
  • Why you follow me
  • If you met me what would you do
  • A cute message
  • One thing you want to tell me
  • One thing you want to know about me

(Source: askboxmemes)

360,924 notes (via ladyofthelog & askboxmemes)Tags: yes please send some words my way friends

Sep 6 '14

silverwind:

Please give S.H.T. 2014 Autumn to me now.

Previously I had been looking at the cover of this magazine and going, “Wait a minute, why do Tsukui Minami and Matsuda Gaku have an interview together?”

Then I watched today’s episode, and now it makes all too much sense.

76 notes (via silverwind)Tags: for real though this magazine looks fantastic i would love to translate these interviews once the magazine is out kamen rider gaim

Sep 6 '14
oh man i have this blacklisted maybe i should click it and make sure i REALLY hate it
— me being a FUCKING idiot (via fannyann)

46,882 notes (via assassinregrets & matriarchist-deactivated2014011)Tags: gpoy

Sep 6 '14

kid-omega:

raise your hand if some fictional asshole has taken over and ruined your life

140,431 notes (via assassinregrets & kid-omega)Tags: Raises hand looks pointedly at Kureshima brothers see also: Hayami Hiro

Sep 6 '14

silverwind:

Poster #6 + table of contents photo, scanned by silverwind from Act-Heroes vol. 1.

I tried my best to stitch the poster, but as you can see, my best still sucks. XD; Sorry about that!

133 notes (via silverwind)Tags: the baes my hobby: telling anyone who'll listen how upset i am about what the writers did to them in canon i have been having crying jags over them on and off for the past two months i expect this trend to continue well into my thirties i mean maybe one day i'll stop bursting into tears over kureshima takatora's death and the character assassination surrounding it but today is not that day and this year is likely not that year but anyway bless these pictures for showing them together and looking happy you'll never convince me it happened any other way kureshima feelings: the blog kamen rider gaim