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11:19pm April 16, 2014

thismysfit:

pardonmewhileipanic:

c0rtn3y-carma:

hdawg1995:

ethannakashimava:

weirdgirlsseries:

All-girl barber shop quartet nails it!

Guys. Guys… Did I ever tell you how much I love barbershop quartets and women who can sing? Oh geez. This is too much.

HALEY LOOK WHAT SHOWED UP ON MY DASH!

Guys…. I don’t think you understand how unbelievable this is… There was not one intonation problem in this entire performance. That’s…. well it’s …

i’m here for this

Reblogging again just to emphasize: These ladies are singing an extreeeeemely complex arrangement, and their intonation and tempo is so clean it shines. I just. Can’t. Stop. Watching it.

3:37pm April 16, 2014

Champions: Chapter Two

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From the Beginning

Chapter Two

Summary

In a city filled with over one million people, Veda City is home to countless stories. This is just one of them.

June Holiday, a sixteen year old high school junior, is one of the most powerful super-powered individuals in the solely superhuman populated city. On her first day of junior year, an explosion rocks the downtown of her school district and sets off a series of events which threaten to bring the city to its knees. Exploding buildings, drug trafficking, and mind-controlled puppets pop up across the city as the school year speeds by. June quickly finds herself juggling homework and taking on terrorist threats to her home. But even she isn’t prepared for the mysterious figure behind even more mysterious crimes, and what those crimes could mean for the superhuman population of the world.

What is Champions?

Champions is the story of a group of teenagers in the fictional Veda City who use their superpowers (the defining trait of those in the city) to hunt down criminals, stop evil-doers, and save the city, all while balancing homework, relationships, and personal needs. It centres around June Holiday, a young lesbian who is known as the third most powerful Metahuman in the city, and her girlfriend, the practical but emotional Simone Descartes. Champions is a story of diversity, of adventure, and of drama and laughter. The stories are serious, from stopping crime lords to helping those affected by a masterful psychic, but the characters make the best of life and usually have something to laugh about. Champions is a combination of mystery, teen fiction, romance, and adventure, all with a modern day sci-fi twist and subtle inspiration from popular anime.

Why should you read Champions?

Champions is a story of love and acceptance above everything else. And while the story focuses on June, there is a character for everyone to relate to. From the quiet Rin, who struggles with both her sexuality and gender identity, to the outspoken Keanu, who puts on a front to hide his fears, to the long-suffering twin brother of June, Jonas, these characters are varied and feel like real people. All of them are treated respectfully, no matter the issue or story at hand, and many issues that plague many of us in the world - prejudice, struggling with parents, feelings of helplessness, doubting your upbringing, trying to understand your faith - are covered throughout the plot.

Champions is a story with several distinct purposes, and one of those is to prove that you can have a same-sex relationship at the front of the story without it being solely about queer issues. Yes, June is a lesbian, and yes, her girlfriend is her closest ally, and yes, part of her story is about being queer. But her story is also about saving her city, helping her friends, and learning about letting go and knowing when to stop before you hurt yourself. And I think that’s important.

About the Author

Lacey Skinner, also known as Ani Pendragon online, is a nineteen year old queer woman who specializes in writing science fiction and fantasy (and often combinations of the two). She has several long standing series she plans to publish one day. Many, if not all, of her books feature queer characters in some way shape or form, and her works can be found on Wattpad, Fictionpress, and Fanfiction.Net.

Want to read it? Check out the links above! Updates range from weekly to bi-weekly.

2:00pm April 16, 2014
11:39am April 16, 2014

battyraine:

anipendragon:

battyraine:

anipendragon replied to your post “post-winter soldier fic where steve finds bucky or vice versa and…”

YES. I LOVED SAM. NO SIDE-LINING FOR YOU. This is part of the reason I look for character tags in shipping fics. Oh hey, question, why is your buckysteve tag called what it’s called? I’m curious.

because i got dumb and feelsy after i first watched the movie and otp: we walk on different stars is basically just a phrase going after the difference of the white star on steve’s shield vs the red soviet star on bucky’s metal arm ;A; 

Ooooh. I like that. That’s a good phrase. I love your otp tags. Always have. Heck, it was, like, a 3rd of the reason I followed you. Your tags are great. And yes! Sam! Sam forever! Side characters in Marvel are those rare ones that are nearly as developed as main characters. We must stick with them and make them fantastic!

Also, I’m bouncing between shipping bucky/steve and steve/sam and I am perfectly okay with this. And Natasha in the background just smirking over coffee and realizing why none of her hook-up plans worked.

omf mY OTP TAGS ANI WHAT theyre the most generic things otp: supermartian and otp: bluepulse etc i didnt have any fancy feelsy phrase tags until buckysteve IM FLATTERED BUT ALSO CONFUSED /shoves u affectionately

im also multishipping between buckysteve and stevesam (my conflicting romance/platonic feels pffft) oh oh have you read this stevesam fic before it was the first stevesam fic ive read and it’s the most beautiful written thing in the entire world ugh *__*

It’s not the otp: tags themselves, it’s the tags you put around them. The gushing and the happiness. They’re adorable and always make me smile. It’s nice to read.

I think I’m leaning more toward Sam/Steve at the moment because I’m not big on tragic pairings most of the time. Bucky/Steve has its place, and it’s not my Notp, but I think I prefer the happiness factor of Sam/Steve. I am a fluff reader, what can I say? Haha.

And oh wow that fic is gorgeous and I love it. Thank you for showing it to me!

2:21am April 16, 2014

battyraine:

anipendragon replied to your post “post-winter soldier fic where steve finds bucky or vice versa and…”

YES. I LOVED SAM. NO SIDE-LINING FOR YOU. This is part of the reason I look for character tags in shipping fics. Oh hey, question, why is your buckysteve tag called what it’s called? I’m curious.

because i got dumb and feelsy after i first watched the movie and otp: we walk on different stars is basically just a phrase going after the difference of the white star on steve’s shield vs the red soviet star on bucky’s metal arm ;A; 

Ooooh. I like that. That’s a good phrase. I love your otp tags. Always have. Heck, it was, like, a 3rd of the reason I followed you. Your tags are great. And yes! Sam! Sam forever! Side characters in Marvel are those rare ones that are nearly as developed as main characters. We must stick with them and make them fantastic!

Also, I’m bouncing between shipping bucky/steve and steve/sam and I am perfectly okay with this. And Natasha in the background just smirking over coffee and realizing why none of her hook-up plans worked.

1:56am April 16, 2014

In Which I Ramble About My Magical Girls

So I’ve been world building lately, as one does, and it occurs to me that this world I’ve created is actually pretty damn cool. So, bear with me for a second Tumblr, and I shall explain.

See, I’ve always been fascinated with magical girls, so I’ve always wanted to do something with them. From Cardcaptor Sakura (Cardcaptors when I watched it in English) to Sailor Moon to Madoka, I’ve watched a ton of magical girls anime. On top of that, I’ve also seen a lot of Power Rangers, which I’ve always associated as being rather similar. Transformation sequence, super powers, teenagers with attitude.

And then you take in my love of all things science fiction. And you start combining them. Which is how I got here. To a matriarchal sci-fi fantasy world of Japanese culture and Greek mythology inspired magical girls who run around saving the world from these things. Except they are actually a bit more Uncanny Valley and varied in my world.

And then we take the idea of magical girls and just run with it. They are powered by self-acceptance and positive emotions - joy, happiness, optimism, relief, etc. They must accept themselves in order to be whole and happy. The school of magical girls trains them all to embrace who they are, to discover who they are. If they fuck up? No one blames them. If they find out they don’t like something they spent months on? No one gets upset. Because these girls are the military power of the world, and they are encouraged to be whoever they want to be, so long as they help the world.

And it just keeps growing. You take that idea, and you wonder, “what if there were magical beings who ran on negative emotion?” And your first thought if that they should be the villains, right? But they aren’t in this world. They’re called witches. They’re essentially dark magical girls. Negative emotion - anger, fear, disgust, pessimism, vengeance - it all fuels them, but they are harder to beat. They aren’t bad, they just gain their powers from bad emotions. They fight the battles just as much as magical girls do. And those creatures, which I call Darklings? Yeah. They don’t detect a witch’s transformation, but they sure as hell detect a magical girl’s transformation.

What about forms? Magical girls have three. Witches have two. Magical girls have their first form, their realized form, and their final form. Realized forms have circlets of some sort, final forms have wings. Witches never have wings or circlets, but they get capes.

And what if witches have another advantage? What if they can cure something from Darklings? Darklings have acid sacks behind their eyes. Their eyes curl back and let them spit it. If it hits the power gem of a magical girl, it corrupts them. They’re done. They convert to Darklings. But witches are immune. And witches can stop the corruption.

But then that corruption stopping taints their magic and those once-magical girls now hang between magical girl and witch. They become something called moon warriors. Moon warriors are the only ones who venture behind the walls of the city.

But then magical girls are still overall more powerful. Their magic creates more positive emotion and destroys Darklings. They bring happiness and joy to the world. They have good publicity. Witches don’t have that. In order to not give the Darklings power, they have to work on what is there. They don’t add more negative emotion to the world if they can help it. And moon warriors? No one is quite sure how they work.

And the prejudice that witches face is sometimes a bit over the top. And magical girls and witches have a long standing rivalry and hatred of one another. Which has only a little to do with the fact that their leaders, the nigh-immortal Lady Eris and Lady Eunomia, are ex-lovers (Told ya it was Greek inspired). Though that isn’t a well-known fact.

And then there’s just so much more to this world on top of that. The lifespan of a witch, moon warrior, magical girl, and human. The walls around the cities. The high technology. How the schools work. The keys that give the girls their power. The way they can be passed down. The way magic is passed down.

Heroes and villains and falling and tradition and all sorts of things I’m just running over and over in my head.

And it all came about because one day I was reading up on magical girls and I went “I could do that.” And indeed, I could.

1:04am April 16, 2014
gizzlescribbles:

bleh

This person’s doodles brighten my day. I hope they never stop with their wonderful Ahsoka/Barriss.

gizzlescribbles:

bleh

This person’s doodles brighten my day. I hope they never stop with their wonderful Ahsoka/Barriss.

12:36am April 16, 2014

bestrooftalkever:

party-wok:

julierthanyou:

clambistro:

Ahh, it’s back

i have disproportionately strong feelings about this.

every time i say “nah i’m not gonna watch it again.” BUT I STILL DO EVERY TIME.

YEAUGH

11:01pm April 15, 2014

tentacletherapissed:

hohoholdthefuckupson:

silenthill:

*puts my bro’s dick in my hand*

see, its a metaphor. it’s only gay if i jack it

See, I never jacked it, only put in in the middle of my hand. It can turn me gay but I’m not giving it the power to. A metaphor.

what is going on today i missed the memo im so confused and frightend help m

#…yeah alright i get it now

GOOD

10:51pm April 15, 2014
thelilnan:

i don’t care this joke was fucking handed to me I DON’T CARE

thelilnan:

i don’t care this joke was fucking handed to me I DON’T CARE