Two and a half weeks of consecutive guests ends today. I will have a life once again. (relieved crying) It wouldn’t have been strenuous had work not been so crazy lately. If I didn’t have a work party to attend tonight, I would go to bed early.
@mir-rcha said: Ohhh, dear, what a wonderful, perfect dream! I meant to ask you for a while, though - do you fly in your dreams?
No, I never really have. Years and years ago I had a dream where I was learning to; I would feel a pressure in my forehead that would correspond with somehow metaphysically pushing up off the ground. That’s it though and I think that was more like levitating.
This dream is mostly remarkable because my long-lost Siamese cat, Solomon, was with me as was my mother’s old dog, Junior. Also, I was the main character (uncommon), but usually if my cat is in a dream, I am, too.
Wish I could remember more about it. The setting was post-apocalyptic, but maybe more like post-post-apocalyptic. It was our world after all the tall buildings had fallen down, no sign of fire damage, no sign of reconstruction, very few people, and so beautiful. Bright, morning sunlight with dust motes dancing through the beams. Sage-colour vegetation everywhere; maybe it was moss or vines? Perhaps Spanish moss? Tiny, yellow flowers. Huge, reddish orange trees.
Here and there around the world were huge, invincible giants. In the dream they were all dormant and grown over with vegetation, just like all the old buildings. I’m not sure if they had been dormant as long as the buildings had been destroyed. I’m not even sure what caused the apocalypse.
The giants were really strange, though. Some of the overgrown vegetation could sink roots into their skin, so they were huge Swamp Thing-looking creatures. Most had fingers bigger than human beings, but their proportions and postures weren’t always human or symmetrical.
But it was their faces that really looked odd. The one I saw had a head bigger than a car, but his face was sideways on his head like somebody had grabbed it and twisted clockwise. The eyes were gaping holes and each was a different size and shape. The left one was a vertical rectangular gash and the right was a horizontal gash with a curving right angle coming down from the right side. The mouth was a wide, toothless, frown with no lips.
All the giants had faces that were contorted into symbols, but none of us knew what they meant. However, we did all know the giants’ names. This one was Uthruk and none of us were really sure what could set it off, but we knew it had a sort of trigger that would make it move. Nobody ever touched it or went near its side of the ravine, but that day my cat was really antsy about it. He didn’t like it, so I tried to warn people not to go near the ravine at all.
However, something triggered Uthruk and it began to move, easily ripping free of the vegetation that wrapped all around it. It started to move toward us with these awful lurching steps. It moved like it was built wrong, like it hurt to move but had to move anyway.
We all knew that Uthruk wouldn’t rest again until it had killed some people. So we ran. I ran with my cat and my mother’s dog ran alongside. I didn’t know where we could go to be safe, didn’t know how many of us it would kill before it stopped, I just ran through the beautiful scenery, through patches of shade and sunlight, the ground shaking beneath my feet.
Two down, four to go. I have a lot of cards left over from a project, so maybe I will do another batch. Dunno.
Lenhmccoy, yours is based on a Pacific Rim/Cherik dream I had.
Mugicha, yours is terrible and it ended up Erik only, because I knew the original concept would end up in the tattoo fic. There was no room on the nengajou at all. D; Also, um, this better go straight to you and not through your office. Ah hahahahahhgdjefauy;ergtf;iUDGvdc jbjkknlんｓＱｑｗ・ｑ。、ｆｒ；ｗｌｊｖｋｈｆｂんｂｊｋhahahahherrrrrrrrrrrgh. I’m so sorry. There’s no sex, but there’s some questionable content.
i think the next ch for this comes on the 28th of dec no??? god what will i do til then i’m gonna have to find myself a support group
I haz a B5 size Levi clear file. ;D
As for the Erwin/Jean doujin; the art is amazing, but the content is such awful ooc crap that I don’t want it. I hate it when any character is drawn crying and hysterical during sex. Ugh, bad enough when it is Erik, but Jean? I gues it could have been worse, say Erwin? But no, not keeping this. The Levi/Jean one is much better.
I guess the doujinka didn’t think Marco could reduce Jean to a crying, hysterical, snotty mess the way Erwin could? IDEK.
Btw, the Levi spin-off mangaka? They are a Levi fan and an Erwin fan; there’s nothing mentioned (and couldn’t be) of the mangaka shipping Eruri. The mangaka just likes both characters.
Okay, gotta try to read this and then run for the airport to meet people.
AHHHH HAVE YOU READ IT EU HAVE YOU READ IT BEC I AM SO FULL OF OLD MEN YAOI FEELS FROM THIS AHhhHHHHhhhhhh
You don’t even want to know how many Eruri doujin I have at this point. (over fifty and that’s after i traded in fourteen last weekend) That’s an embarrassing amount of money to spend on this pairing. Though I found some Erwin/Jean that kind of made me blink.
I don’t think the January issue of Aria is out yet, but I will be checking tomorrow because I sure as fuck do not want to miss that furoku clear file! Shit, I might buy two. Erwin shows up in it. Oh, and according to the interview in the back of my Aria, the mangaka is both a fan of Levi and Erwin! Eruri game will be strong!
i’m glad that i kept reading after the chocolate miso because i was like ‘wait that probably can work…’
It is really bothering me! I’m like; maybe white miso? definitely not red. wait, isn’t there some South American country that makes an awesome chocolate dessert out of beans? maybe I could use that method? hmmm hmmm hmmmmmmmmm?
And if I didn’t have work, I would be googling this shit up. Chocolate and miso? Maybe could be a thing?
I just slept ten hours. Whoah. And crazy crazy dreams. Something about a family of draconic humans that were the ruling family of a city state. The family was slaughtered and the city was in chaos for about ten years as the populace tried to form a new government. Constant fighting, though the military stayed uninvolved.
Then the last remaining son of the royal family showed up. During a busy evening market that had erupted into a riot, he rose up in the air on a crowded stone bridge. Nobody noticed really until he started breathing fire. (Typical, right?)
Apparently he had been sheltered by an advisor to the royal family and kept hidden until he was old enough to rule without being a puppet ruler.
The other dream was just weird. My Korean friend apparently had learned to make a thick, hot chocolate drink that involved a lot of miso. I’ve been wondering if that could actually work ever since I woke up.
Squeee! I’m applying! Can I have an X-men card? Also, do you want some from Ukraine?
Heh heh heh! It’s a giveaway, so when the first batch of three posts, you just have to be fast and request the one you like! And I would love a card from the Ukraine! If you like, I will have some spare New Year cards left over and I can send you a postcard that isn’t a fic. ;D
Take care of yourself, also please fanmail me your address again. C:
Guest is gone, so I will be able to catch my breath for a day until two more guests arrive on Friday. With two guests I can sort of just shoo them out the door and do my own thing. Kyoto is super tourist friendly.
Continuing a tradition from last year, I’m doing another New Year postcard fic giveaway.
New this year:
This year things are a little different because I’ve gotten into Shingeki no Kyojin, but I’m still in the XMFC fandom. So I have one postcard that is Eruri (that is, not a Cherik fic) and one SnK crossover that is Cherik. One of those will likely be 3DM gear-centric.
This year there will also be a Wild Card. You can choose either Cherik or Eruri. You can even have me write something in your own AU or have me mash my AUs together or with one of yours. Just remember, this is a postcard so if you request smut, it will be viewable by anyone in your home or local post office. ;D
How to get a card:
There will be two batches of three at two different times.
They will be first come, first serve. All you have to do is reply with your selection. I will make the post answerable, just in case you can’t reply.
Even if we have never talked before, you are still eligible. This could be a great way for me to draw out shy people.
The the first batch of three cards will be up for grabs within the next eight hours from now. The second batch will be up within twenty hours from now.
An Insomniac Games graphic arts intern, who worked on Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, lost her leg in a hit-and-run accident and is facing a long recovery and financial uncertainty with medical bills and college loans. Insomniac has donated $5,000 to Ana Kessel; a fund raiser for her has been established here.
I know I don’t normally post things like this here, but this is an absolute tragedy. This is one of my former students from when I taught at Full Sail University. She is currently hospitalized and has had to have her leg amputated.
Not only does she have all of her student loans to pay off, but she is now facing medical bills upwards of $150k. They caught the guy who did it, but he was unlicensed/uninsured.
I can’t imagine the mental anguish she is going through right now, at the young age of 20 too. We can’t fix the situation, but we can at least do what we can to help a fellow artist in need.
Please donate to Ana if you can. Every dollar helps. Please spread the word.
oh man. that’s terrible. :<
Also, what the shit, Insomniac. Only $5000 to help her? I know for a FACT that you take all your employees on a paid vacation after you wrap up a game.
Nearly 700 Native American children in South Dakota are being removed from their homes every year, sometimes under questionable circumstances. A NPR news investigation has found that the state is largely failing to place them according to the law. The vast majority of native kids in foster care in South Dakota are in nonnative homes or group homes, according to an NPR analysis of state records.
Years ago, thousands of Native American children were forcibly removed from their homes and sent to boarding schools, where the motto of the schools’ founder was “Kill the Indian, Save the Man." Children lost touch with their culture, traditions and families. Many suffered horrible abuse, leaving entire generations missing from the one place whose future depended on them — their tribes.
In 1978, Congress tried to put a stop to it. They passed the Indian Child Welfare Act, which says except in the rarest circumstances, Native American children must be placed with their relatives or tribes. It also says states must do everything it can to keep native families together.
But 32 states are failing to abide by the act in one way or another, and, an NPR investigation has found, nowhere is that more apparent than in South Dakota.
"Cousins are disappearing; family members are disappearing," said Peter Lengkeek, a Crow Creek Tribal Council member. "It’s kidnapping. That’s how we see it.”
State officials say they have to do what’s in the best interest of the child, but the state does have a financial incentive to remove the children. The state receives thousands of dollars from the federal government for every child it takes from a family, and in some cases the state gets even more money if the child is Native American. The result is that South Dakota is now removing children at a rate higher than the vast majority of other states in the country.
Native American families feel the brunt of this. Their children make up less than 15 percent of the child population, yet they make up more than half of the children in foster care.
Critics say foster care in South Dakota has become a powerhouse for private group home providers who bring in millions of dollars in state contracts to care for kids. Among them is Children’s Home Society, the state’s largest foster care provider, which has close ties with top government officials. It used to be run by South Dakota’s Gov. Dennis Daugard. An NPR investigation has found that Daugard was on the group’s payroll while he was lieutenant governor — and while the group received tens of millions of dollars in no-bid state contracts. It’s an unusual relationship highlighting the powerful role money and politics play in South Dakota’s foster care system.
"They make a living off of our children," said Juanita Sherick, the tribal social worker for the Pine Ridge reservation.
Some children are removed from their homes for legitimate reasons. But in South Dakota very few are taken because they’ve been physically or sexually abused. Most are taken under a far more subjective set of circumstances. The state says the parents are neglectful. But NPR’s investigation shows that even Native American children who grow up to become foster care success stories, living happy, productive lives, say the loss of their culture and identities leaves a deep hole they spend years trying hopelessly to fill.
I’ve carefully tagged them all ‘Thor 2’ and ‘spoilers’, but if I miss something absolutely come yelling in my face ok
I saw a couple of your gif sets, but that might have been a lag issue since my blacklist is now super-extensive, so no worries. None of the gifsets were spoilerish, though. ;D Adding ‘spoilers’ to the blacklist, though.
Though, I had the impression you didn’t like Loki and now you don’t seem to which makes me speculate. And I saw a gifset from somebody (idkw) where Tom Hiddleston is asked to comment on it being his last Marvel film. And you know, I start thinking… Shit, so maybe Loki dies. But maybe he doesn’t, because Marvel characters ‘die’ a lot. Or maybe Marvel just isn’t paying Hiddleston enough.
This is my own fault. My brain constantly picks up tons of random-ass details like a ridiculous trivia-sponge and is always arranging and rearranging those details into different outcomes. Some fit better than others, but I guess that’s why I’m so easy to spoil.
Have I missed any? I’ve been trying to be careful about it. I’ve been tagging with thor 2 spoilers mostly.
I don’t think it was you, but it was a gif set mentioned just above that set my speculations in motion. Maybe somebody was just reblogging it because it was an interview with Hiddleston and wasn’t thinking about the content. IDK. I haven’t been on Tumblr much lately, except to speed through a bit of my tremendous backlog so when I see something like that it is only for an instant and I don’t usually check to see who reblogged it.
Adding more words to TS is my best bet, but reminding people to tag is my second best bet. ;D
Hey. Hey there. You know, I’m glad you’ve seen Thor and don’t have to wait until February to see it like I do. Yeah, it sucks for me, but I don’t want anyone else to have to wait three more months.
But can I just say… tag your Thor posts and reblogs? Because while I don’t want people to wait to talk about Thor and gif the fuck out of Thor, I don’t want spoilers. If you tag your posts with #Thor or #Tom Hiddleston then I won’t see it. Really easy.
So far, even when I do a Tumblr hiatus, pretty much every movie I look forward to gets spoiled via Tumblr.
Having Tom Hiddleston on my blacklist hurts, but I don’t want the spoilers.