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TV/Movie Fandoms: Sherlock (johnlock) | Avengers / Marvel Cinematic Universe (frostiron) | Teen Wolf (sterek) | Supernatural (destiel) | Hannibal (hannigram) | Vikings (Ragnar/Athelstan) | Harry Potter (Snape/Harry | Draco/Harry | Voldemort/Harry | Riddle/Harry) Skyfall (00Q) | Fast & Furious (Dom/Brian) | Grimm (Renard/Nick) | Justified (Boyd/Raylan) | Merlin (merthur) | Pirates of the Caribbean (Jack/Will)


Manga/Anime Fandoms: Free! Iwatobi Swim Club (Haru/Mako | Rin/Mako | Haru/Mako/Rin) | Shingeki no Kyoujin / Attack on Titan (Levi/Eren) | Kuroko no Baskue (Akashi/Kuroko) | Kuroshitsuji / Black Butler (Sebastian/Ceil) | Hetalia (Russia/America) | Death Note (L/Kira) | Katekyou Hitman Reborn (18/27 | 69/27 | 18/69/27) | Naruto (Sasuke/Naruto) | Norigami (Yato/Yuki)


Video Game Fandoms: Kingdom Hearts (Riku/Sora) | Phoenix Wright (Edgeworth/Phoenix)


Favorite TV/Film Fandoms: Game of Thrones | Orphan Black | Line of Duty | @Midnight | Broadchruch | The Blacklist | House of Cards | Hemlock Grove


Favorite Manga/Anime: 07-Ghost | CLAMP | Evangelion | Pandora Hearts | Karneval


Read my fic at Ao3, FF.net, or AFF.net. Or check out my long list of recs at Ao3 1,700 and counting of various fandoms.

Reblogged from athenadark

magess:

Maybe we should all be running from Beacon Hill, running for our lives. 

He’s so upset at seeing so many of his people killed, even though he didn’t know any of them.

I bet it was a flashback to how he lost his own pack. Now Brett is more than likely the last survivor of the pack.

(Source: wreckstiles)

The Princess Bride, Moffat, and TJLC

Reblogged from undermycroftsumbrella

undermycroftsumbrella:

loudest-subtext-in-television:

In my reading, TJLCers!

If you didn’t know, one of Moffat’s favorite movies (and books) is The Princess Bride:

I’d recommend reading The Princess Bride. It’s a wonderful book; it’s about storytelling. It’s supposedly him adapting a story his father used to tell him, for his son — by cutting all the dull bits out, and any kissing, and getting rid of it all.

I think it’s both a wonderful book —and a film, which is a double whammy.

— Steven Moffat (x)

Consider this as a summary of The Princess Bride (which has some of its own parallels with ACD canon):

The audience for the story is a kid who explicitly says he doesn’t want to hear a kissing story; he thinks they’re gross. His grandfather sells him the story by making it sound like an adventure story. As the adventure story goes on, the kid starts shipping Westley and Buttercup and caring a lot about their relationship.

Westley returns from the dead in a disguise and pisses off Buttercup, his true love. She forgives him rather quickly, however. Unfortunately she is engaged to someone else she doesn’t truly love because she thought Westley was dead for years; she says the engagement all happened too quickly. Westley rescues her from a kidnapping plot and fire but then has to return her to her fiance, who turns out to not be in love with her at all, but rather is a murderous psychopath who is lying to her as part of an elaborate plot. Buttercup is unaware for a while, however, because her fiance seems so nice. Buttercup has nightmares because she’s in love with Westley but thinks she must marry her fiance. She makes a last-ditch effort to break things off with her fiance and get with Westley. Meanwhile her fiance kills Westley, who comes back via a “miracle” wherein someone asks him what he wants to live for: he awakens gasping “true love.”

At this point the kid REALLY wants Buttercup and Westley to be together, and for Buttercup’s fiance to be killed because he’s so awful: he killed Westley, and has been lying to Buttercup.

Westley manages to outsmart Buttercup’s fiance with the help of some friends. Westley and Buttercup literally ride off into the sunset and, according to the grandfather, the kiss is more passionate and pure than every other kiss ever. By the end of the story the kid is heavily invested in their relationship and wants to hear the kissing part, going so far as to become agitated when his grandfather tries to skip it.

Now reread that, but replace Westley with “Sherlock” and Buttercup with “John.” And substitute “John Watson is definitely in danger” for “true love” as the trigger that brings Sherlock back to life — which, of course, according to TJLCers isn’t much of a substitution at all.

Meanwhile the audience, who would have not willingly watched a romance they perceive to be gross, is taken in by the adventure story facade and gradually comes to root for Johnlock. By the end, they care more that John and Sherlock end up happy together than they care about any particular adventure in the story. Softly, softly, isn’t it?

Also fun: the entire cabbie confrontation in ASiP is an homage to The Princess Bride. Westley engages in a battle of wits with a man over which of two glasses of wine are poisoned: the man has to pick which of the two he’ll drink, and then they’ll both drink their glasses to prove who is smarter. He does this by working through whether it’s a double bluff, a triple bluff, etc.

ok so i’ll definitely be watching this movie now

that plot… are you fucking kidding me

I have the movie but don’t have the book. It is is awesome. You will laugh and cry and think it’s all ridiculous and then way over dramatic in spots and it’s just brilliant.

A lot of my favorite actors are in it too.

"the next episode is the one where everyone gets sick right? so maybe coach getting sick wasn't just a funny thing but a prelude to that story"

Asked by me1ancholy

Yep, I believe it is. Which is why I said it was a Chekov’s gun moment in this post.

Round 2 - Division: Big Stars - Day 1 of Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney 2014

Date: July 29, 2014

Round 2 - Division: Big Guns - Day 1 of Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney 2014

Date: July 29, 2014

Round 2 - Division: Rising Stars - Day 1 of Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney 2014

Date: July 29, 2014

Round 2 - Division: Classics - Day 1 of Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney 2014

Date: July 29, 2014

Teen Wolf = romcom + James Bond supernatural action adventure film

Reblogged from littleredridinghoodswolves

the-spark-and-the-king:

Why I think there’s a possibility for Stiles to be the one to ”’save”’ Derek based on just a few things:

Firstly the whole exchange between Derek, Stiles and Peter in 4x06. We know that Derek only talked about his problem with Argent (correct me if I’m wrong). There have been lines dropped here and there, hints and observations made by Derek himself regarding his power loss. The only one who has been actively noticing this is Peter and we’ve seen that since 4x03.

Now. I think it’s very meaningful that Stiles was in that scene. It wasn’t just coincidence or just for the sake of having Derek and Stiles in the same room. I like how we see hints of Derek losing his powers from both Stiles and Peter’s point of view. First we have Stiles who for the first time seems to take notice of it:

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And then Peter divas his way in and we have the second take on Derek’s problem. And based on his creepy reactions, I feel like Peter is somehow gonna use this to his advantage.

But back to Stiles. So far he’s the only one in the pack to know something’s up.

And it all comes together when Derek apparently is going to die. We see a beautiful zoom in on Stiles’ reaction and frankly, I don’t understand why no one’s making a big deal out of it because it is. 

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And shipping aside, it does make sense for that zoom in to be on Stiles’ emotional reaction because he was the one to see it happen before his very eyes earlier that day. He’s making connections. Derek really is in mortal danger.

There’s absolutely no coincidence to any of it. 

LASTLY. Let me remind of a certain dream scene that has yet to be addressed. 

That is all.

ALL OF THIS!!!

We keep comparing Sterek to a romcom well now we need to add action adventure to it.

In which Stiles (the hero) is saving Derek (traditionally the heroine/love interest) with whom there has been flirtations going on with through most of the film until they got separated for reasons. Now Stiles must use all of his wits to save Derek who is in mortal danger.

Cue romantic kiss at the end as the hero wins and gets the love interest to boot because there was feelings all along just unspoken and now with the face of how they could have lost each other forever they just decide to ‘fuck it’ and commit.

Want to know why I say this? Look at the look Lydia gives Stiles when she realizes that Derek is the last cipher. That is the look of someone whose friend’s family/lover is in danger. We’ve seen that in dozens of action adventure flicks. The hero is given visual evidence of their loved one in danger and those around them send them the sympathy look. Then we get the close up on the hero’s face as realization sits in.

Tell me, again, why it had to be Stiles with Lydia if there are not doing this epic love story plotline with Stiles and Derek? Why do the closeup realization shot on Stiles? They could have panned out to get both of them in the frame for that shot.

I’m seriously making up more and more convoluted theories to keep the ‘just friends’ angle of Stiles and Derek’s interactions than I am in just accepting a long game Sterek situation.

You know what what they say about Occam’s razor, the simplest answer is usually the right one.

Reblogged from littleredridinghoodswolves

Okay, keep an eye on Lydia in the last two gifs.

Look at how happy she is, proud of Parrish. Then once Stiles says, “You…You… I like. I’m going to keep you.” Look at her. She has her eyes on Parrish.

Parrish just got the Stiles Stilinski seal of approval. Unlike Jackson and Aiden. Stiles LIKES Parrish.

Which we all know means he’s a good guy and Lydia is paying attention to that. Remember, she broke up with Aiden because he wasn’t a good guy and she wanted to be with a good guy.

(Source: makos-lightningrod)

Things I liked in Teen Wolf 4x6 - Orphans

  • Derek and Malia bonding over Stiles. I’m sorry, but this was so fucking cute. Derek made his snark because it’s Stiles and he loves to snark about Stiles to EVERYONE. But he finally found someone who sees the same qualities in Stiles that he does. Plus, she’s his cousin. Stiles is the Hale catnip and helps the Hales in ways he doesn’t even know.
  • Liam’s buddy (Mason?) is outrageously upset at being used by assassins as a cover to kill people. Love that.
  • Peter teaming up with Kate. There was a fuckton of sexual chemistry there. They are both sharks in the water and will turn on each other in a moments notice, but they don’t care. They each think they will win.
  • Dick caretaker was actually visibly upset removing the rope. He really did seem to care about her. Still a dick though. It shows how complicated a character he is because probably once was a good guy, but just got burnt out from all the suicides, inability to actually help people, and turned to drink to cope.
  • Parrish. He is officially a good guy as he got the Stiles Stilinski seal of approval. Even Lydia noticed that.
  • Scott and Liam. They actually seem to be helping each other. Forcing Scott to take charge, be responsible, grow up in essence as he has this kid to look after.
  • Kate trying to not kill Chris. Family means a lot to her. She is like Peter in this regard. Ruthless, power hungry, willing to sacrifice anyone, but family she still wants to keep around.
  • Chris. You could tell when he used that weapon that he was in grief/rage venting mode. It’s why he apologized. He lost his cool.
  • Lydia and Stiles working together and bonding. They really seem like family to me.
  • Scott at least telling/showing Stiles the money. It’s an ethical dilemma. As Agent McCall said, that weapon was used in a dozen homicides and so they don’t really know if it is or isn’t Hale money. I think if they told Derek he would let them use part of it for their money troubles. After all, they are pack in a way.
  • Meredith unable to speak about The Benefactor makes me question if he is alive and how he could exert influence on her if he is and isn’t. Is he a banshee?
  • Derek being the last cipher really threw me for a loop. I really hope he’s one we can save and how exactly he is dying? The losing powers thing? Or an assassin getting him?
  • Allison, Aiden, Derek all three part of Beacon Hills, stood up against the Nogitsune, are tied to Stiles AND Lydia.
  • Stiles name not being on the list made me sad. Liam’s being on it made curious as to how the fuck The Benefactor knew since that was a VERY recent development, but that dead people are still on the list. Does this mean that more names are always being added to the list?
  • The fact that Lydia and co are still referring to it as a ‘Dead Pool list’ while Parrish said ‘hit list’ leads me to believe this is a known thing that happens in the supernatural world and that is why it has a different name for it. It’s not bad writing. It’s a clue.
  • Scott and Agent McCall actually trying to repair their relationship. If he doesn’t gt in the know soon, I mark him for dead before long just so they can fridge him for Scott’s character growth.
  • Where is Kira? Did her parents pull up stakes and run for it? She wasn’t in the episode at all and she was marked absent as well. Her father wasn’t in school either.
  • Chekov’s gun with Coach’s illness.
  • Braeden being found amongst the remains of the Satomi pack. Either she had something to do with it or she tried to stop it. Which makes me curious about the upcoming ‘sex?’ scene we are supposed to be getting.
  • Oh and The Orphans. They did really seem to care for each other but they had a lot of blood on their hands and paid for it. I’m glad we didn’t see Violet die and I’m happy it looks like Kate did it after she tortured her for information. There was plot around everything and not just fridging her with no purpose. They rout what they sowed and that was death.

I think that’s about it. I thought this was a really good episode and building up to something big. We are now officially half-way through the season.

Time for shit to get amped up.

"I'm curious now: hypothetically, if an author who was not so rude and completely misguided as the one in question has turned out to be were to have the chance to publish a Johnlock fanfiction with just the names changed, would you celebrate that? If there was no straightwashing. Would it be weird, do you think, for it to be out in the world as something original?"

Asked by Anonymous

wsswatson:

I wouldn’t have a problem with that, no. It’s the straightwashing I have a problem with.

Interesting thing is that this is not the first Johnlock fanfic writer I’ve seen straightwash their story to get it published. But one other author was upfront about it and had discussions how she really wished she didn’t have to do it but she made a choice and she had to live with it. She also still seems to be writing fanfic and hoping to get a gay erotica novel published.

Meanwhile, there is small publishers, like mine that are desperate for authors and aren’t going to straightwash fics at all, but I guess we are so small that it doesn’t matter. I’m giving authors 50/50 royalties after cost of sale, complete control of the story and cover choice, and still no one wants to do business with me. I’m not wholly unexperienced, I got a Masters degree in publishing and business and I’ve done internships with small publishers. *shrugs*

End Redo Round 1 - Division: Big Screen - of Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney 2014
Date: July 28, 2014

Stucky goes on to Round 2!

End Redo Round 1 - Division: Big Screen - of Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney 2014

Date: July 28, 2014

Stucky goes on to Round 2!

Reblogged from free-loki

  • DC: Wonder Woman is too difficult to find a movie audience for-
  • Marvel: YO YOU LIKE BLACK WIDOW? HERE SHE IS IN THE NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH A TON OF SCREENTIME AND MAJOR ASSKICKING SKILLS
  • DC: We can't allow the lesbians in Batwoman to get married in the comic, sorry.
  • Marvel: HEY GUESS WHAT WE'RE GONNA FEATURE A GAY WEDDING ON THE COVER OF AN X-MEN ISSUE
  • DC: The new direction for storytelling needs to be dark, gritty, mature and cynical.
  • Marvel: DUDE CHECK IT OUT LOKI GOES SPEED DATING IS THAT NOT THE BEST SHIT EVER
  • DC: After years of rumors, the Superman/Batman movie is finally coming, but with a new actor and suit for Batman and MAYBE a cameo from Wonder Woman.
  • Marvel: PHASE 2 MOTHERFUCKERS EVERYONE IS IN EVERYONE'S MOVIE AND THERE AIN'T NO STOPPIN US NOW
  • DC: We can try to add maybe one or two 'people of color' to our lineup...maybe...
  • Marvel: NEW MS MARVEL THAT'S MUSLIM AMERICAN, BITCHES.
  • DC: We feel no problem with Batman's vengeful personality being like wet cardboard.
  • Marvel: NEW LATINA GHOST RIDER WHO SEEKS VENGEANCE WHILE TAKING HIS AWEET LIL BRO FOR ICE CREAM
  • DC: We can't mention any superhero titles in our movies, that's ridiculous.
  • Marvel: FUCK YEAH YOU WANT A RACOON VOICED BY BRADLEY COOPER WITH A GIANT GUN? YOU WANT VIN DIESEL PLAYING A TREE? AMY FUCKING POND PLAYING A SEXY BALD SPACE PIRATE? HERE YOU FUCKERS GO
  • DC: Our fanbase is mostly white males, I'm sure our focus is-
  • Marvel: NEW SHE HULK LINE WHERE SHE GOES TO COURT THEN SAVES NEW YORK
  • DC: Wait-
  • Marvel: NEW FEMALE THOR
  • DC: I didn't-
  • Marvel: NEW BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA
  • Marvel: TAKE ALL THIS COOL SHIT MARVEL BE OUTIE
  • Marvel: PEACE

Reblogged from idyllspace

lauriehalseanderson:

micdotcom:

Watch: One woman’s badass athletic achievement is silencing sexists across the Web 

Will American Ninja Warrior crown its first female champion at the top of Mount Midoriyama?

Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman ever to complete a city finals course, in Dallas, and the first woman to ever make it to the finals in Las Vegas. If she manages to conquer Mount Midoriyama she could win the $500,000 prize and the title of American Ninja Warrior.

Watch the full video | Follow micdotcom

We just redefined “plays like a girl!”

My god, this fandom and feminists worldwide will absolutely go ballistic if she wins because she won’t just be the first woman to conquer Mount Midoriyama she will be the first person. Period.

Not even the Japanese Sasuke WINNERS beat this obstacle course.

I can’t wait to see what she will do.

Lessons learned from comics/manga/anime/video games

Sad tragic background leads to:

  1. becoming a supervillain.
  2. becoming a superhero.
  3. becoming an anti-hero.
  4. becoming an anti-villain.
  5. All of the above.

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