escl-ert:

everyone always has sad humanstuck karkats with no family
I PREFER KARKAT TO HAVE A BIG EXTENDED FAMILY WITH GOD FATHERS AND AUNTIES AND ANNOYING COUSIN KANKRI AND A LOUD LEGALLY BLIND CRAB MOM WHO SEWS SHIT INTO HIS CLOTHES AND ADOPTS ARADIA AFTER HER DAD DIED IN A FREAK ACCIDENT AND THEY HAVE A VERY LOUD HOUSE
WITH BIG MEALS AT DINNER THAT EVERYONE ATTENDS AND KARKAT HAS TO SCREECH ACROSS THE TABLE TO GET SOMEONE TO PASS THE SALT
AND KARKAT IS VERY SWEET AND GETS HIS MOM HER FAVORITE CANDIES ON HIS WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL AND PUTS THEM IN THE FREEZER CAUSE THAT’S THE WAY SHE LIKES THEM
AND THEN KARKAT BRINGS JOHN HOME AND ISN’T SURE IF HIS FAMILY WOULD LIKE HIM UNTIL HE DECIDES TO TRY AND OUTPLAY SLICK ON THEIR GRAND PIANO IN THE LIVING ROOM AND IT TURNS INTO A PARTY
AND IT’S LIKE JOHN HAS BEEN THERE THE WHOLE TIME AND THEY LOVE HIM
AND WHEN THEY FINALLY GET MARRIED CRAB MOM DOES ALL THE HENNA DESIGNS ON KARKAT’S HANDS AND MAKES THESE SWEET HONEY DOUGH BALLS THAT ARE KARKAT’S FAVORITE
AND DURING JOHN’S SPEECH HE BASICALLY ADMITTED THAT WHEN HE MET KARKAT THE FIRST THING HE SAID WAS
DID THE CARPET MATCH THE DRAPES
BECAUSE HE HAS THIS FIERCELY RED HAIR AND DARK SKIN
AND THEN MADE A FACE THAT COMEDIANS USE WHEN YOU KNOW THEY ARE ABOUT TO SAY SOME SHIT
AND SAID 
YOU BET YOUR ASS THEY DO
AND KARKAT’S FAMILY HAS HIDEOUS LAUGHTER IN THE AUDIENCE
KARKAT ALMOST DOESN’T KISS HIM AT THE ALTER FOR THAT ONE
HE WAS SO MAD

escl-ert:

everyone always has sad humanstuck karkats with no family

I PREFER KARKAT TO HAVE A BIG EXTENDED FAMILY WITH GOD FATHERS AND AUNTIES AND ANNOYING COUSIN KANKRI AND A LOUD LEGALLY BLIND CRAB MOM WHO SEWS SHIT INTO HIS CLOTHES AND ADOPTS ARADIA AFTER HER DAD DIED IN A FREAK ACCIDENT AND THEY HAVE A VERY LOUD HOUSE

WITH BIG MEALS AT DINNER THAT EVERYONE ATTENDS AND KARKAT HAS TO SCREECH ACROSS THE TABLE TO GET SOMEONE TO PASS THE SALT

AND KARKAT IS VERY SWEET AND GETS HIS MOM HER FAVORITE CANDIES ON HIS WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL AND PUTS THEM IN THE FREEZER CAUSE THAT’S THE WAY SHE LIKES THEM

AND THEN KARKAT BRINGS JOHN HOME AND ISN’T SURE IF HIS FAMILY WOULD LIKE HIM UNTIL HE DECIDES TO TRY AND OUTPLAY SLICK ON THEIR GRAND PIANO IN THE LIVING ROOM AND IT TURNS INTO A PARTY

AND IT’S LIKE JOHN HAS BEEN THERE THE WHOLE TIME AND THEY LOVE HIM

AND WHEN THEY FINALLY GET MARRIED CRAB MOM DOES ALL THE HENNA DESIGNS ON KARKAT’S HANDS AND MAKES THESE SWEET HONEY DOUGH BALLS THAT ARE KARKAT’S FAVORITE

AND DURING JOHN’S SPEECH HE BASICALLY ADMITTED THAT WHEN HE MET KARKAT THE FIRST THING HE SAID WAS

DID THE CARPET MATCH THE DRAPES

BECAUSE HE HAS THIS FIERCELY RED HAIR AND DARK SKIN

AND THEN MADE A FACE THAT COMEDIANS USE WHEN YOU KNOW THEY ARE ABOUT TO SAY SOME SHIT

AND SAID 

YOU BET YOUR ASS THEY DO

AND KARKAT’S FAMILY HAS HIDEOUS LAUGHTER IN THE AUDIENCE

KARKAT ALMOST DOESN’T KISS HIM AT THE ALTER FOR THAT ONE

HE WAS SO MAD

my room is finally how i want it! i already feel more at home here than i ever did at my old house

i think this is going to be really good for me

in other news, i had to drive my mom to the hospital today because she thought she had a chicken bone lodged in her throat

turns out it just scratched her throat pretty bad

what an exciting day

explodinghye:

heard some non-savory comments from my family about my dear ball python so i was inspired to make some little psa’s about snakes!!! they are our scaly friends do not harm noodles
—> buy here as stickers or w/e you want!! also if you wanna use it on your blog feel free but pls credit me thank u \m/

aglaja:

besturlonhere:

you know what really gets my goat?

el chupacabra

novacorps:

novacorps:

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can we talk about how they’re sitting around with beer and take-out chinese but there are fucking candles lit like they don’t want to ruin the ambiance of this fine dining experience and Rhodey and Tony have the nerve to be dressed the fuck up in suits with ties for this shit

#AND MJOLNIR IS JUST SITTING CASUALLY ON THE TABLE

cptstvrgrs:

avengers au where clint’s got his hearing aids but he turns them off when hes bored so that he can try to decipher what everyones saying
and no one knows he does it but they think its weird when he misses huge gaps of a story or throws in an oddly specific detail that never happened or gets a name really wrong on an official report
tony and nat try to piece together whats happening through increasingly convoluted ways that may result in more than a few injuries
steves convinced its just something left over from when loki was in his head and he keeps trying to get sam to talk to him about it
bruce starts trying to develop a new hearing aid that’ll register the sound better (clint accepts them and then proceeds to continue turning those ones off too)
and then one day thor’s telling a story about loki’s embarrassing childhood and he just offhandedly says ‘tell barton to turn his ears on, he will like the next part’ and the room just goes quiet as they realize theres absolutely nothing wrong with clint hes just been being a shit the entire time

spermbanker:

dollarwilliam:

spermbanker:

my phone just changed “what” to “me hat” and i can’t stop imagining a forlorn pirate reaching for his cap as it floats just beyond his grasp in the breeze only to clutch his breast as he sheds a year and murmurs “…me hat…”

forlorn pirates apparently go from 25 to 24 with just a touch of the breast!!!

my phone has struck again. this poor pirate has to suffer through so much. tragic.

i usually don’t mind working 11 hour shifts but today seemed to drag on forever

at least my dad moved the treadmill out of my new room so i can arrange things how i want! i started by hanging my discworld poster

it’s not taking as long for this to feel like home as i figured it would

chimericalcynosure:

By Roland Tamayo

gingerhaze:

aidosaur:

Nimona: Cute Dads AU fanart (sears family photo ed.)
I promised Noelle some fanart like two weeks ago and got bummed with work today so I made thisssss (based on the “everything is fine" alternate universe of her comic.)
Read Nimona and follow Noelle/Gingerhaze if you haven’t/aren’t already!!

I’m losing it right now this is the best thing that’s ever happened to me probably

gingerhaze:

aidosaur:

Nimona: Cute Dads AU fanart (sears family photo ed.)

I promised Noelle some fanart like two weeks ago and got bummed with work today so I made thisssss (based on the “everything is fine" alternate universe of her comic.)

Read Nimona and follow Noelle/Gingerhaze if you haven’t/aren’t already!!

I’m losing it right now this is the best thing that’s ever happened to me probably

Optime!

grizzlyhills:

flightcub:

interretialia:

life-of-a-latin-student:

ratwithoutwings:

i’m so upset

I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb

they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!

I can’t

present active boōpresent infinitive boāreperfect active boāvīsupine boātum

Recte!

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if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter

do they speak latin because it’s a dead language

A message from chead
hey what's up with the "!" in fandoms? i.e. "fat!<thing>" just curious thaxxx <3
A reply from molly-ren

I have asked this myself in the past and never gotten an answer.

Maybe today will be the day we are both finally enlightened.

queensimia:

typette:

nentuaby:

hosekisama:

michaelblume:

molly-ren:

stevita:

molly-ren:

woodsgotweird said: man i just jumped on the bandwagon because i am a sheep. i have no idea where it came from and i ask myself this question all the time

Maybe someone made a typo and it just got out of hand?

I kinda feel like panic!at the disco started the whole exclamation point thing and then it caught on around the internet, but maybe they got it from somewhere else, IDK.

The world may never know…

Maybe it’s something mathematical?

I’ve been in fandom since *about* when Panic! formed and the adjective!character thing was already going strong, pretty sure it predates them.

It’s a way of referring to particular variations of (usually) a character — dark!Will, junkie!Sherlock, et cetera. I have suspected for a while that it originated from some archive system that didn’t accommodate spaces in its tags, so to make common interpretations/versions of the characters searchable, people started jamming the words together with an infix.

(Lately I’ve seen people use the ! notation when the suffix isn’t the full name, but is actually the second part of a common fandom portmanteau. This bothers me a lot but it happens, so it’s worth being aware of.)

"Bang paths" (! is called a "bang"when not used for emphasis) were the first addressing scheme for email, before modern automatic routing was set up. If you wanted to write a mail to the Steve here in Engineering, you just wrote "Steve" in the to: field and the computer sent it to the local account named Steve. But if it was Steve over in the physics department you wrote it to phys!Steve; the computer sent it to the "phys" computer, which sent it in turn to the Steve account. To get Steve in the Art department over at NYU, you wrote NYU!art!Steve- your computer sends it to the NYU gateway computer sends it to the "art" computer sends it to the Steve account. Etc. ("Bang"s were just chosen because they were on the keyboard, not too visually noisy, and not used for a huge lot already).

It became pretty standard jargon, as I understand, to disambiguate when writing to other humans. First phys!Steve vs the Steve right next to you, just like you were taking to the machine, then getting looser (as jargon does) to reference, say, bearded!Steve vs bald!Steve.

So I’m guessing alternate character version tags probably came from that.

this has been your daily lesson in Internet History.

The More You Know.

FINALLY. It’s been like a decade, but someone finally tells me what that friggin’ exclamation point means. Thank you, kind stranger.

"

Uh, one night my dog leaned against a wall because his back legs decided that they were done. And those kinds of stories never end well and this one wasn’t going to be different. We put him down the next day.

I’m a writer and that is the first and easiest trick we all have. Uh, it’s true, so it’s not cheap. It happened. Lying is kind of the cheapest trick of all, but still to come out here and lead off with my dog died is uhm, about as courageous as taking a stand against child abuse. But I did it because I want you on my side and I only have 4 minutes.

His name was Captain Applejack because he spent for year in the dog navy and would not be called mister. And anytime a dog owner says, “Who’s a good boy? Who’s a good boy?” The answer is always Captain Applejack.

I was actually on a deadline so I did what writers do and I compartmentalized. I stuffed it into a box and put it next to the other boxes marked, like, dad issues, and high school crushes and then I got on with my day. Uhm. I write comic books and my career was ending so I wanted to meet my deadlines. My worm had turned in the way that the worm turns for people in popular entertainment. There’s no retirement plan where I come from. There’s just one day people stop calling and the work stops coming. You don’t get hired anymore.

I was launching a book called Hawkeye and if you saw the Avengers movie he was the guy… he was the first archer in the history of cinema to run out of arrows. Which is a very kind of true moment for him. He’s the regular dude in the avengers. And as a kid I always liked him because he was the regular guy. He came from Iowa. I lived in Iowa for God’s sake! It just seemed to make so much sense. He was a bad guy who made good. And he would like, drop his g’s when he spoke and he’d get so wrapped up in his thinking he’d get lost in like their super mansion and stuff. He was very human and he got to be an Avenger and that’s what I liked about him and now it was my chance to write him. This is before the avengers movie come out and they were looking for opportunities to make that cast of heroes a little more visible.

When you work for someone like Marvel it’s a shared universe where everyone is playing with the same toys in this strange imaginative game all at once. And because of the movie and because of a couple of other things, Hawkeye was everywhere as I was supposed to launch my book. And I could sense that there were people that wanted him here and wanted him there: “Well I’ve got him on the moon on Tuesday, and you’ve got him underwater on Wednesday, what is he doing on Thursday?” And that I decided would be my take. My book is what he does on Thursdays when he’s not an Avenger. It’s where he goes… my book was going to be about where he goes to change his pants. It was going to be very slice of life, small ball kind of stories.

It was supposed to last 6 issues and it’d be done. And nobody thought it would do better than that because it has never as a character ever done better than that. It was… and then I’m putting him, you know, in pants in an apartment building it was commercial suicide. But as my career was ending I had nothing to lose and everything to gain by writing books that I would want to read.

But my dog was dead and my first issue wasn’t happening and I wanted to cry and be alone and be sad and grieve and mourn but I had this stupid comic book that I had to write. And I had the ‘what happens’ but I didn’t have what it’s about. I knew in this Hawkeye story we were going to meet him on Thursday afternoon when he’s not an avenger and there’s a neighbor in his building who’s getting kicked out and what Hawkeye is going to do is he’s going to buy the building so she doesn’t get kicked out. Cause he had a bunch of… yeah I know, right? Dynamite, dynamite stuff!

And I came up with these kind of tricks, if I’m going to do this small ball stuff, like, there’s an issue where he just wants to buy tape. There’s an issue where he just wants to hook up his DVR and people keep bugging him. And he’s… so… Like, small things and I came up these different things I was going to do, we’ll tell the stories all out of order, and we’ll do this and that and in a way to kinda keep it compelling… and try to keep it compelling and keep it interesting a little more than just: “This issue Hawkeye buys tape.”

The honest truth was I didn’t care about the building or Hawkeye or the neighbor getting kicked out ‘cause of my dog. And then I pulled out my first trick. And I gave him a dog.

Yeah. So when Captain Applejack was a puppy I found him under a car. And he was so sick and so little and uh… so mangy I didn’t know if he was very young and very sick or very old and about to die. He was wrinkly. So I gave him to Hawkeye. I gave him this beat up mutt who was neglected and ignored. And as I started to kind of write and give him this kind of emotional thing he was connected to, like, the character’s anima appeared. That was it, it wasn’t a hawk it was a dog. And then I got the book. I understood what the book was. I knew what happens. I knew what it was about. And if I couldn’t save Captain Applejack, Hawkeye could save Lucky.

Spoilers, the dog lives.

So I wrote it in a single day. I wrote it… it was a very bad, very sad day, but I wrote it in a day. And it comes out, and the response is impossible to ignore. And I do my very, very best to ignore response at all, at all costs. But a fandom roared, or barked as the case may be, and like we started to immediately get fan art and crafts. While Hawkeye might not have the best sales in the world I’ve met literally everyone reading the book and they were dressed. Uh, but it’s he’s just wearing pants so it’s super easy, it’s pants and bandages. My editor said “People love the dog” so it’s the dog. And this entire corner in my career was turned.

If I said ‘miraculous’ it would actually insult real miracles but I don’t know what else to say. I was on my way out the door but it turned out the door was revolving and I was right back in and my entire life turned around. And everything in my career exploded off of this book. I tried to save my dog, and he saved me.

"

Matt Fraction (x)

I can’t stop crying.

(via merrilymacabre)

Not gonna lie: tearing up over here. (If you HAVEN’T read Fraction’s Hawkeye book, run and do that RIGHT NOW.)