staircase wit
there is no easy way to the stars from the earth;


sodamousse:

And now I can sleep.
edit: Cheesus guys, thanks for all the likes and reblogs. Much love!
edit 2: Not sure where the renewed attention came from, but it provided me the perfect opportunity to update this image with a fixed feet version :P Thanks everyone, you bunch of cuties <3

sodamousse:

And now I can sleep.

edit: Cheesus guys, thanks for all the likes and reblogs. Much love!

edit 2: Not sure where the renewed attention came from, but it provided me the perfect opportunity to update this image with a fixed feet version :P Thanks everyone, you bunch of cuties <3

No goodbyes. Just good memories.

One of the weirdest things about being a black comics fan, other than basically being invisible a lot of the time, is that you’re more likely to find a comic starring an alien or animal than you are a black man, and good luck finding a comic starring a black woman! Black characters are seen as harder to write, too. Sometimes writers, big name A-list writers, will explain that they just don’t feel comfortable writing black characters, because what if they mess up or the characters are inauthentic or they are accidentally racist?
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The funniest part, and by that I mean funny “awww” and not funny “ha ha,” is that Marvel’s movies would not be what they are now without a black man: Wesley Snipes as Blade. They were a stepping stone, proof that you could make successful movies starring comic characters. And in the years since, we’ve gotten movies starring Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Punisher, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Elektra, Hulk, a second Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Captain America, a second Hulk, another Punisher, the X-Men, Man-Thing, another set of X-Men, and the Avengers. Soon, we’ll have Ant-Man, sequels to a couple more movies, and a movie featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy. The biggest bone thrown to black fans was an animated adaptation of Reginald Hudlin & John Romita Jr’s run on Black Panther, which was announced in 2008, eventually aired on BET in late 2011 after being aired on Australian TV in early 2010, and was eventually shoveled onto Netflix.

C’mon.

Sometimes, being black and being a fan of comics means that you have to like them in spite of yourself.

stevegoadart:

Update 2.25.12: Made a few adjustments to proportions and composition. I think it’s ready to start refining and adding color.
The next Mass Effect related artwork I’m working on. This is the black and white version which is pretty much for composition, tones and over all look and feel. Things are subject to change before I add color but I’m pretty pleased with it so far to go ahead and to start refining and adding color.
This takes place on Noveria in Mass Effect 1 where you’re forced to kill Liara’s mother Benezia, it also has a few hints of the events that took place. (Rachni Queen in the chamber, Rachni soldiers, eggs, and Saren overseeing all)
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stevegoadart:

Update 2.25.12: Made a few adjustments to proportions and composition. I think it’s ready to start refining and adding color.

The next Mass Effect related artwork I’m working on. This is the black and white version which is pretty much for composition, tones and over all look and feel. Things are subject to change before I add color but I’m pretty pleased with it so far to go ahead and to start refining and adding color.

This takes place on Noveria in Mass Effect 1 where you’re forced to kill Liara’s mother Benezia, it also has a few hints of the events that took place. (Rachni Queen in the chamber, Rachni soldiers, eggs, and Saren overseeing all)

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this feels like the point where i ask if u have links to fic where he eats her out against a wall

god, i wish i did. as far as i know, that fic only exists in side of my head. if i can ever work up the gumption, maybe someday i’ll write it?

slybrunette said: you know what i want for that meme

I mean I knew you liked Shepard/Garrus but I didn’t realize you were—no. Nope, I can’t even pretend.

When I started shipping it:

January 23rd, 2014, shortly after I encountered Tim Omundson with a beard. I think it took me maybe six episodes.

My thoughts:

Hahahaha.

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What makes me happy about them:

There’s a lot about how their relationship functions that I love? Like, how they seem like complete opposites but they value the same things, and how even though there’s a huge communication divide there they both put so much work and effort into their partnership. They’re both such utter weirdos that I can’t even cope—they like all of the same bizzare crap. 

Trust. Have we talked about trust? All the ways they’re honest with each other and all the ways they value honesty. How willing they are to sacrifice in the name of duty. That they go into battle together.

Sometimes they cry their feelings at each other or talk about Grease (“we never weren’t”) or mirror each other’s body language exactly or stand next to each other or share an umbrella or exist and it makes me cry also.

What makes me sad about them:

Canon.

Things done in fic that annoy me:

I am not fond of the tendency to venerate Lassiter in order to punish Juliet for dating Shawn. Lassiter is not always right. 

Things I look for:

I will read literally any Juliet/Lassiter fic. Literally. Any. Like, all I look for is some kind of pairing indicator. That’s it.

My kinks:

Height, hands, age gap, Juliet in charge, Lassiter eating her out against a wall, Juliet letting Lassiter think he’s in charge, domesticity, competence, complete and utter trust, being vanilla but talking about not being vanilla, standing, touching, breathing, making eye-contact, sitting on desks, staking out territory, acting like complete professionals at work, making each other laugh, teasing and mockery, sharing of clothes, also how they both exist, also beards.

Who I’d be comfortable with them ending up with, if not each other:

No.

My happily-ever-after for them:

In the most specific sense, whatever it is you’re writing over there. In the general sense, this is one pairing that makes me yearn for a babies-ever-after ending, because they both totally want to get married and have babies and be domestic ever and ever amen.

I mean, obviously I’d like to see them continue to develop occupationally, but I want that to happen alongside Lassiter and the kids making Juliet breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day. And they probably have different partners by this point, but they’re still being awesome detectives who solve crime (sometimes together still, because as marrieds they’re the obvious choice to go undercover at a ski resort), and somewhere along the way they adopt a dog, and their daughter becomes an FBI agent and their son does something completely mystifying but they’re both so proud of him—like, maybe he’s an artist. Or a professional surfer. And they just don’t get it, but they both brag about him all the time anyway.

(The daughter is named Miranda. The son is named Jamie.)

And they go camping and file joint tax returns and for her fourteenth birthday they buy Miranda a camera and tickets to Comic-Con, they start to finish each other’s sentences and all of his hair turns gray and she decides to try being a redhead for a while. One of them becomes the Chief of Police, one of them works on some big joint task force, they carpool to work and argue about who gets to drive. Eventually they retire and take up a series of increasingly strange hobbies. Lassiter keeps trying to get Juliet into fishing, but he never quite succeeds. She takes up golf just to annoy him (“it’s what old people do, Carlton”) because he is a terrible golfer.

regularvowel said: But also Sif/Loki.

When I started shipping it:

I almost anti-ship it in the comics, and honestly it wasn’t a pairing that had even occurred to me until I saw the first Thor movie and then read Paper Planes & Playground Games. Which we’ve all read, right? Right.

My thoughts:

I’m sure this has been said better elsewhere, but what primarily interests me are the ways they grow apart—their opposition. There’s this fantastic sense that maybe if some people weren’t just megalomaniacs they really could’ve had something, you know?

What makes me happy about them:

Neither of them gives an inch to the other, and I adore that dynamic. The ways they subvert and invert Asgardian gender roles, I find that fascinating.

What makes me sad about them:

With Sif—and this is outside of the story that exists only in my head—I regret that so many of her appearances are dedicated to her pining after Thor, she has so many more interesting stories to offer.

Loki’s a fuckhead, his entire existence makes me sad.

Things done in fic that annoy me:

I think my interpretation of Loki is different from many other, more popular interpretations? It bothers me when he hangs out with or joins the Avengers. No.

Love triangles are never my cup of tea.

Things I look for:

While I totally love the  occasional indulgent redemption fic, what I like most are stories about Sif overcoming her history with Loki. Loki reveling in what he is and what he chooses instead of moping. Wordplay.

My kinks:

I am so down with how much this pairing’s following loves cunnilingus. 

Who I’d be comfortable with them ending up with, if not each other:

Sif/Beta Ray Bill. Loki/Growing The Fuck Up.

My happily-ever-after for them:

I don’t…I don’t really think there is a happy ending for them. Here’s a happy ending: Loki dies. Sif doesn’t.

muirmarie said: Sif/Me!!!!! What do you mean that's not an option??? HARUMPH. No, but I'm not poooositive what you ship, so any MCU ship you like, or the broader Marvel, although there's a lot there that I know nothing of, haha

OH MAN so this is opening a can of worms, but Kacey also asked about Sif/Loki so I’ll save that for later tonight. I don’t know what else I ship in the MCU to that degree. Rhodey/HypotheticalCarol? I used to be pretty into Tony/Steve, but that has dwindled to an absurd degree. Carol/Jess is awesome, but you know, I think it’s time to go old school. How do you feel about Gambit/Rogue? Because once upon a time, they were my everything.

When I started shipping it:

Somewhere during the original run of the 90s X-Men cartoon. Questionable accents, questionable fashion senses, banter that seems hilarious when your age is in the single digits. (“You’re as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs” seemed like the cleverest thing ever, I swear.)

My thoughts:

While I live in eternal hope that someday we’ll see them together on the big screen, I actually think I kind of grew out of this at the same time that they outgrew each other? Listen, it’s clear that the writers are never going to let them move away from the endless cycle of will-they-won’t-they, and in the end I think they’re actually pretty toxic for each other. The tension is delicious, though. Also I still read…kind of a lot of Gambit/Rogue fanfic, so maybe it’s a lie to say I lost interest in them.

What makes me happy about them:

THE BANTER formative experience. The tension. The fact that for a good part of their history, she can benchpress him. 

What makes me sad about them:

I said this above, but man, they do not always make great choices. My favorite period was probably during X-TREME X-MEN, when they lost their powers and went off to live happily, but I don’t think that’s particularly sustainable. Rogue…has always struck me as very eager to abandon her past and root herself firmly with The Good Guys. Gambit, well. He just wants to get along. He buries his guilt a little more deeply.

Things done in fic that annoy me:

I think we’ve all moved past the phonetic accents, guys.

Things I look for:

Any fic that allows them to grow outside of the roles comics trap them in. Gambit finding something he fully commits to, that’s a big plus. Uh, anything that tries to offer a fuller explanation for Gambit’s time as Death will probably catch my interest.

My kinks:

Honesty? Rogue in charge? Banter? Banter.

Who I’d be comfortable with them ending up with, if not each other:

I haven’t really kept up with Rogue’s stories for a long time, although her relationship with Magneto is not my favorite. Kind of cautiously intrigued by Gambit/Polaris, love the Gambit/Storm friendship but maybe wouldn’t be opposed to a romantic exploration. 

My happily-ever-after for them:

Not with each other anymore? Rogue I would like to see…actually, I haven’t kept up with her at all, but conceptually I’m not opposed to her being right where she is, working as a front-liner with the Avengers. Eventually I can see her taking on a less active role, maybe working as a mentor or leading a small, lower-profile group.

Gambit…would, I think, end up running some kind of logistical service that would, for a fee, provide support or intel to certain groups, among them the X-Men. I don’t know, maybe he stays with X-Factor. No, that’s a lie, in my ideal Gambit ending he runs a cat shelter out of an abandoned church. He is able to provide long chronicles of why each cat has that particular name. He hires the homeless or out-of work and does a lot of celebrity photoshoots for the ASPCA. When Rogue gets too stressed from being a high-profile superhero, she drops by for a visit, pets the cats, enjoys a good, long screw, and takes off again.

Wait, I guess they’re kind of together in that. Oops. 

regularvowel said: BARNEY/ROBIN BACK ATCHA

When I started shipping it:

"Zip, Zip, Zip," the laser tag scene. Believe it or not, this was before I was obsessed with laser tag, but they were just having so! much! fun! The pairing felt really natural and fluid, even though the writers (clearly, in retrospect) hadn’t intended to go there.

My thoughts:

Haha, way back in the middle of S4 I actually wrote a ship manifesto on them. So. That’s my thoughts. Uh, beyond that, I think the later seasons make a lot more sense in the light of the finale, at least in terms of why the writers didn’t care enough to give them the overall arc they deserved—frankly, I’m amazed we got a wedding.

I wish they hadn’t gone with the infidelity storyline, but at the same time, I think this is the only time when infidelity made me start watching a show again. I usually have to be in a super dark and masochistic mood to invest in a plot with adultery, but with these two I was bouncing up and down and clapping my hands when they started kissing in that cab.

What makes me happy about them:

Their mutual independence and respect. How little everyone else understands their relationship. How they go all-out having fun together.

What makes me sad about them:

The finale. How the finale undercut everything Robin deserved. Shipping aside, she was invalidated on so many levels by that ending. The Powers That Be surgically removed her enjoyment in her career and pleasure in ambition, her circle of friends, her romantic relationship, and her self-esteem.

Um, also a lot of Barney’s behavior makes me sad. It isn’t something I can totally overlook, although again, in retrospect, Ted’s a pretty unreliable narrator with a pretty big chip on his shoulder, so that makes it easier to handwave, at least.

Things done in fic that annoy me:

This is hugely hypocritical, since many years ago I wrote a “five things” fic that had a scene where they had a kid, but yeah, kidfic bugs me. Anything that venerates Barney or woobifies him is probably not going to be my cup of tea.

Things I look for:

Playfulness and awkward, unexpected emotional honesty. Laser tag. Both of them going RIDICULOUSLY OVER THE TOP about everything.

My kinks:

Dancing. I KNOOOOW but I loved the dance scene they had, I don’t care if it made no sense. 

Who I’d be comfortable with them ending up with, if not each other:

Ehhhh Nora was all right. Probably Ted for Barney, nobody for Robin—like, she just becomes this fabulous world-famous journalist with a string of gorgeous lovers.

My happily-ever-after for them:

I’m not sure marriage was ever included in my ultimate happy ending, but I can buy them getting married. I can’t buy the kids thing, adopted or otherwise.

So… Barney, having finished his revenge scheme, is at loose ends. He finds intermittent work as a writer, but mostly functions as Robin’s trophy husband. Robin becomes a wildly successful journalist who earns enough to keep her husband in bespoke suits. They travel the world, have wacky adventures, exhibit emotional growth, and mostly remember to keep up with their boring family-having friends. THE END.

servantofclio:

thievinghippo:

theherocomplex:

dont-be-obvious:

send me a ship and i will tell you:

  • when i started shipping or if i ship it
  • my thoughts
  • what makes me happy about them
  • what makes me sad about them
  • things done in art/fic that annoy me
  • things i look for in art/fic
  • my kinks
  • who i’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other
  • my happily ever after for them

Ask away!

Hit me up! :D

Sure, why not.

Bring it!

spacefeels:

c’mon Steve she used to be a master spy, some things are just important

inspired by a wonderful tag on my hair swishing Nats (because yes I’m that creepy loser who reads every single tag none of you are safe from my prying eyes) —

which is of course based on this scene from the luminous, exuberant Brooklyn Nine-Nine

howlnatural:

Anyone who makes fun of fanfiction has never read really good fanfiction.

Fic | Depth Over Distance (4/7)

Title: Depth Over Distance (4/7)
Pairing: Lassiter/O’Hara
Wordcount: 9k
Warning: Discussion of non-graphic sexual assault and child abuse in the context of a criminal case.
Notes: Love as always to slybrunette and andthenisay, cheerleaders extroidinaire. 
Summary: I am so sorry.
More Helpful Summary: A requited love story about duty, diners, the Freeway Series, and grace under all kinds of fire.

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