September 28th, 2012 around 6:47pm
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So I have a problem with Warehouse 13’s episode “Endless Wonder.” As a whole, the episode is not bad. No, I don’t have any problems with the plot. Or really any problems with the characters themselves (this will be important to remember later on). 

But I do have an issue with the fact that Deb Stanley - a character we’d just been introduced to and who we don’t know a whole lot about - is suddenly in on the secret and being groomed to become a Regent by Mr. Kosan.

The issue I have with this is: why introduce a new character when there are established characters that they can use? 

(there are more thoughts but under the ‘read more’ since they’re spoilery for 4x09)

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January 5th, 2012 around 9:20pm
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So, the non-spoilery part of this review is that (unpopular opinion time): I think The Vampire Diaries has jumped the shark this season. Or at least it feels like they’re trying to create angst where there SHOULDN’T be any angst. 

And honestly? Having Katherine as the Big Bad and then followed by the Originals during the first and second season consecutively MADE the Vampire Diaries SO STRONG in terms of character and plot. But now they don’t have anything stronger to follow up with that and to keep up the momentum. Seriously. I have no idea what they could come up with to follow the strong points and plots and twists of the past two seasons - or if they can at this point. (I guess there’s always the werewolf angle they can explore more.)

Maybe I’m wrong. 

And now onto the spoilery bits re: The New Deal

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November 24th, 2011 around 12:06am
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supagirl:

Sneak Peek source [x]

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*TRIES TO NOT HYPERVENTILATE*

*TOO LATE*

November 13th, 2011 around 9:31pm
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shfly2150:

everybodylivesrose:

Okay, Once Upon a Time writers?

thank you 

October 21st, 2011 around 10:09pm
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Guys, come on.

thenightwingfan:

If we all band together during this time of hardship, (TWO WEEKS WITHOUT YOUNG JUSTICE!)

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we’ll get through this. This means Youtube, Tumblr, and Fanfiction. 

If we survived the long ass six month hiatus, we can survive two weeks. WE GOT THIS!imageimageimage

we all need hugs

(Source: an-idyllic-vision)

September 5th, 2011 around 7:54pm
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Please, producers/writers of One Tree Hill, please, please don’t break up Peyton/Lucas. Pleasepleasepleaseplease

I mean all those casting news of Chad Michael Murray coming back for the final season but not Hilarie Burton are making me very nervous. I know Hilarie Burton is on White Collar now, but would asking for even flashbacks on OTH in the final season with her be asking for too much?

(These .gifs are how I’m feeling now. Hopefully, they’ll change once OTH comes back on the air and proves me wrong.)

August 22nd, 2011 around 10:55pm
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Am I the only one bothered by this?

Sorry if someone’s requested to follow me on Twitter and I haven’t accepted or declined your request. Just, there’s a lot of people requesting to follow me on there and I feel kinda weird accepting them if I don’t know them from other places on the web. Not that it should matter because I don’t share my personal info anywhere on the Internet but, again, I feel weird having people read my personal tweets whom I don’t really know. 

I guess this is just a general PSA that if you find me somewhere else on the web and you want to “follow” or “friend” me, please tell me if you know me from somewhere else (like LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, or here), that way I know where you’re coming from when you add me. Because I feel like there are a lot of requests coming my way from products/authors I don’t really want to follow. (Like you talk about shoes or whatever once in a blue moon on there and suddenly there are like five people with the name “shoes” in their username trying to follow you. I’m sorry but if I want to follow a shoes-related Twitter account, I can find them myself.)

And I also talk a lot about fandom/writing on there, and I definitely do not want any people associated with my fandoms in any official capacity to be privy to my thoughts (or really any random person out there on the Internet). It’s a weird thing with me - I do not like breaking down the fourth wall.

July 27th, 2011 around 4:04am
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fandoms I got/am getting into before exposed to the canon (and who I blame): an incomplete list

gladdecease:

  • Discworld (This one’s because of all those Discworld crossovers with fandoms I love - particularly those with Death, which were the easiest to read without the background knowledge.  I’ve since read four of the novels, with another two sitting on my shelf to be read.)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (This is my sister’s fault - she was playing the game and talking about how much fun it is and she wouldn’t let me play it.  And then she got into the fandom, and pulled me in, and still wouldn’t let me play it until one of her friends was done… and then I moved away before that happened.  So I’m only halfway through the first game, but I know all the big events. >:|)
  • Stargate: Atlantis (I blame my roommate in part - she wanted me to watch SG1 before SGA, which took us awhile (I got impatient) - but I also blame maychild posting interesting sounding fics for fandoms we don’t share, and those epic writers in the SGA fandom who wrote stunning “don’t need to know canon” AUs.)
  • X-men First Class (This movie had a case of “suddenly, fandom! everywhere!” that I found entirely unavoidable for the five days before I caved and watched the movie.)
  • Marvel comics, X-men specifically (I blame myself for this one - I cannot resist extra background/canon.  Really, the best XMFC fics have included bits of either comics or the movie trilogy as background details, and only made me more interested in that background.)
  • Marvel comics, though Deadpool specifically (The Marvel/DC videos made by ItsJustSomeRandomGuy definitely brought this on, as well as Deadpool himself, for so easily crossing over with every other Marvel comic ever.  It’s a little ridiculous, and incredibly tempting.)
  • DC comics, Gotham/Batfamily/Damian/Stephanie specifically (I blame gabzilla-z and every single author who inspires her delightfully silly doodles.)

awww I feel so special having taken part in dragging you over to the SGA fandom! It happens to me SO MUCH, like I’d come across an interesting fic and suddenly I’d be all over the fandom when promos & official previews/talks about it wouldn’t have done the trick of turning me into a fan. :DDD I don’t think that’s ever happened before though - that something I created about a certain fandom interested someone to know the canon source material.

It’s weird because that’s how I got into the fandom too - I kept seeing all these awesome SGA fics and so took the plunge one day and read a John/Rodney fic and *then* the canon stuff came later, after I had been converted already. I remember I had avoided SGA for pretty much four and a half years (because it didn’t look like my kind of show at all) and finally tuned in around when season five started because of the fics. That’s, I think, pretty much how I enter a fandom 90% of the time nowadays (it’s just more fun when you encounter another fan being creative about a certain fandom and that piques your curiosity because on my own I’d never be half as fannish about SGA if there weren’t other enthusiastic fans around to spur me on).

I can tell you that awesome writers have been instrumental in me reading Sirius/Remus fics before I ever finished reading the Harry Potter books and watching the movies (and besides PoA, Sirius and Remus have very little interactions in the books - maybe a bit more interactions offscreenville in subsequent films - but I can still totally be a fangirl about them being together), and I still remember the one author who converted me into a very hardcore Wolverine/Rogue fan when I hadn’t seen any romantic potential between them when watching the X-Men movies. And even more authors converted me into a Naruto fan (specifically into a Kakashi/Iruka fangirl when they have next to zero interactions in canon - besides their fight at the very beginning of the series. Although I was a semi Naruto fan first before I was a Kakashi/Iruka fan but awesome writers made me see the potential of the ship). And my involvement in Smallville is pretty much due to watching Chloe/Oliver fanvids after, again, avoiding the show for ten years because there was no one around to show me how exciting the show could be. And this goes for my brief love affair with Supernatural as well - the Dean/Cas fics came out of nowhere and enchanted me, which was so out of the blue because I was totally not in the SPN fandom and how did I even end up here? I started watching SPN pretty regularly then whereas before they introduced Castiel and angel mythology, I didn’t like the show. (Alas, not even my love for Cas and angel mythology could keep me around, but I guess I’ll always have my favorite Dean/Cas fanworks to remember the good ol’ days.)

It’s par for the course for people in media and who work on shows/movies to promote them in a positive way and to rave about them, but people don’t start paying attention until they listen to other fans ranting and raving about them. I have often found that just consuming media without taking it in fannishly (however you want to define “fannishly”) is not as much fun. So yeah, fandom is pretty much the driving force for me liking stuff. Which is so weird to me, for some reason.  

Hahahaha, Deadpool. I keep seeing that guy everywhere too. 

so tl;dr yay!!! <3333

(and yay!! batfamily!! again, I think, for me personally, it’s that phenomenon of where the fannish material is so much more fun than the original source material because getting into DC comics is like trying to find your way in a labyrinth but you can’t help but want to dive right in because the fans are so awesome and the fannish things they create are so beyond phenomenal and you want to be a part of that [notwithstanding how horrible DC & co. is overall but I guess that’s real life for you]. Do you know about fuckyeah!batfamily? I stumbled upon it by accident the other day and got stars in my eyes.)

(This totally turned into an essay, didn’t it? Sorry. -_-)

July 16th, 2011 around 6:03pm
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jawdust:

itsligiya:

I dont want someone to love me like Edward loves Bella
i dont want someone to love me like a fat kid loves cake.
i dont want someone to love me like Romeo loves Juliet.
I dont want any of that.

I want someone to love me, like Severus Snape loved Lily Potter.

I am so deeply bored with the romanticizing of Snape. I get it, he’s the brilliant, tortured, brooding Heathcliff of the piece, but he was also slimy, desperate and frequently despicable. His motivations were rarely selfless or pure. I acknowledge his eventual heroism, but I am seriously worried by the amount of people who wish to be loved in the way he loved Lily.

His love was obsessive. It was unrequited. He was so irrationally envious that he made her child’s life miserable because he looked like the man she loved. Snape tortured Harry purely because he was the product of a relationship that shattered his little emo heart. How is that acceptable or desirable?

I can only assume the people reblogging this have never actually experienced this obsessive breed of unrequited affection. When someone wants you this desperately and you’re unable to return those emotions it’s awkward, uncomfortable and unpleasant. It makes you feel like the bad person. It infiltrates your life, it plagues you with guilt, it damages the relationships you DO have. It makes you feel sick to your stomach because there’s something deeply invasive about someone thinking about you in that way when you don’t want them to. And I find it disturbing that Snape took his opportunity to hold her when she died, because in life she would never want that from him. Snape was utterly selfish in his love for her, almost to the extent he’d disregard her desires, as well as the happiness of everyone around her. It wasn’t good enough Lily was happy, because she wasn’t happy with HIM.

Lily had no interest in Snape. She was kind to him when no one else was, but she wasn’t attracted to him. Lily loved James. James was a young man with an ego. He was a bully, and he did unpleasant things, as most kids do, but that doesn’t negate the hero he became. James was courageous, and brave, and fiercely loyal. He became a fucking animagus at 15 to help his friend. He was brilliant, devoted, and he willingly, without hesitation, died to protect the family he adored. James was the love of Lily’s life, and Snape was the boy who was obsessed with her.

There’s nothing romantic about the way Snape felt for her. ‘Lasting’ doesn’t equate in desirable. If you WANT someone you have NO interest in to be obsessed with you, to the extent they will detest your child for not being theirs, then that’s all kinds of fucked up.

OK, people are allowed to feel how they want about Snape and I’m not exactly his biggest fangirl, but this feels a little harsh.

If you’re looking at movie canon then you don’t really see it, but Lily and Snape were best friends, she wasn’t “just” kind to him because she felt she had to be when no one else was. That is one pet peeve I have about DH - they don’t show how extensive Lily’s and Snape’s friendship was. It wasn’t like they just met for the first time in Hogwarts and Snape fell in love with her right then and there and that was that, that was the basis of their interaction, it wasn’t like that. I believe it was a sort of gradual thing for Snape that first started with fascination and then became love. (OK, so Snape did spy on Lily when they were younger and it was creepy, stalkerish behavior.) Yeah, Snape could’ve treated Harry Potter but that was just his nature. He treated EVERYBODY cruelly, not just Harry because he was James’ son.

I also have a problem with “Lily had no interest in Snape.” No, she probably didn’t have any romantic interest in him, but she did consider him a good friend and I do believe she cared for him greatly like good friends care for one another. (Again, in book canon, I think that’s why she didn’t approve of Snape’s Death Eater friends because she didn’t want him to be associated with Dark Magic.)

No, having someone love you like Snape loved Lily would probably not be great for anybody involved, but, speaking for myself, I don’t think that’s why they’re “romanticing” Snape - not his obsessive, being-mean-to-Harry-because-he-was-James’-child love, but his utter devotion that made him risk his life on a DAILY basis so that he could help Harry defeat Voldemort. His first and foremost loyalty should’ve been to Voldemort, but because he loved Lily it wasn’t. I dunno. If anything, I think Snape’s love for Lily made him a more tolerable character and not just a bastard. 

So no you shouldn’t be worried that those people try to see Snape’s good side, and not the obsessive love he had for Lily (which they do acknowledge was not healthy). 

(Source: samanddeantimetravelto221b)

jawdust:

itsligiya:

I dont want someone to love me like Edward loves Bella i dont want someone to love me like a fat kid loves cake.i dont want someone to love me like Romeo loves Juliet.I dont want any of that.I want someone to love me, like Severus Snape loved Lily Potter.

I am so deeply bored with the romanticizing of Snape. I get it, he’s the brilliant, tortured, brooding Heathcliff of the piece, but he was also slimy, desperate and frequently despicable. His motivations were rarely selfless or pure. I acknowledge his eventual heroism, but I am seriously worried by the amount of people who wish to be loved in the way he loved Lily.
His love was obsessive. It was unrequited. He was so irrationally envious that he made her child’s life miserable because he looked like the man she loved. Snape tortured Harry purely because he was the product of a relationship that shattered his little emo heart. How is that acceptable or desirable?
I can only assume the people reblogging this have never actually experienced this obsessive breed of unrequited affection. When someone wants you this desperately and you’re unable to return those emotions it’s awkward, uncomfortable and unpleasant. It makes you feel like the bad person. It infiltrates your life, it plagues you with guilt, it damages the relationships you DO have. It makes you feel sick to your stomach because there’s something deeply invasive about someone thinking about you in that way when you don’t want them to. And I find it disturbing that Snape took his opportunity to hold her when she died, because in life she would never want that from him. Snape was utterly selfish in his love for her, almost to the extent he’d disregard her desires, as well as the happiness of everyone around her. It wasn’t good enough Lily was happy, because she wasn’t happy with HIM.
Lily had no interest in Snape. She was kind to him when no one else was, but she wasn’t attracted to him. Lily loved James. James was a young man with an ego. He was a bully, and he did unpleasant things, as most kids do, but that doesn’t negate the hero he became. James was courageous, and brave, and fiercely loyal. He became a fucking animagus at 15 to help his friend. He was brilliant, devoted, and he willingly, without hesitation, died to protect the family he adored. James was the love of Lily’s life, and Snape was the boy who was obsessed with her.
There’s nothing romantic about the way Snape felt for her. ‘Lasting’ doesn’t equate in desirable. If you WANT someone you have NO interest in to be obsessed with you, to the extent they will detest your child for not being theirs, then that’s all kinds of fucked up.

OK, people are allowed to feel how they want about Snape and I&#8217;m not exactly his biggest fangirl, but this feels a little harsh.
If you&#8217;re looking at movie canon then you don&#8217;t really see it, but Lily and Snape were best friends, she wasn&#8217;t &#8220;just&#8221; kind to him because she felt she had to be when no one else was. That is one pet peeve I have about DH - they don&#8217;t show how extensive Lily&#8217;s and Snape&#8217;s friendship was. It wasn&#8217;t like they just met for the first time in Hogwarts and Snape fell in love with her right then and there and that was that, that was the basis of their interaction, it wasn&#8217;t like that. I believe it was a sort of gradual thing for Snape that first started with fascination and then became love. (OK, so Snape did spy on Lily when they were younger and it was creepy, stalkerish behavior.) Yeah, Snape could&#8217;ve treated Harry Potter but that was just his nature. He treated EVERYBODY cruelly, not just Harry because he was James&#8217; son.
I also have a problem with &#8220;Lily had no interest in Snape.&#8221; No, she probably didn&#8217;t have any romantic interest in him, but she did consider him a good friend and I do believe she cared for him greatly like good friends care for one another. (Again, in book canon, I think that&#8217;s why she didn&#8217;t approve of Snape&#8217;s Death Eater friends because she didn&#8217;t want him to be associated with Dark Magic.)
No, having someone love you like Snape loved Lily would probably not be great for anybody involved, but, speaking for myself, I don&#8217;t think that&#8217;s why they&#8217;re &#8220;romanticing&#8221; Snape - not his obsessive, being-mean-to-Harry-because-he-was-James&#8217;-child love, but his utter devotion that made him risk his life on a DAILY basis so that he could help Harry defeat Voldemort. His first and foremost loyalty should&#8217;ve been to Voldemort, but because he loved Lily it wasn&#8217;t. I dunno. If anything, I think Snape&#8217;s love for Lily made him a more tolerable character and not just a bastard. 
So no you shouldn&#8217;t be worried that those people try to see Snape&#8217;s good side, and not the obsessive love he had for Lily (which they do acknowledge was not healthy). 

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