Fire and Hemlock

I will probably chiefly use this to find and post fandom-related pictures. Perhaps especially wrt One Piece, although there are many other manga, anime, and non-Japanese comics I like. (I'm a major Love and Rockets fan, for instance).
kk-sis:

Two sleepy dorks and a wide-awake dork…
The dork trio is super important. ^u^

Most definitely!
(I have a couple of shortfic recs for these if you would like some.)

kk-sis:

Two sleepy dorks and a wide-awake dork…

The dork trio is super important. ^u^

Most definitely!

(I have a couple of shortfic recs for these if you would like some.)

kk-sis:

serrende:

kk-sis:

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YEAH USOPP! Stop being uncommonly and annoyingly uncaring (I feel like Oda played up Usopp’s cowardliness WAY too much in this arc??? Even before the timeskip Usopp wouldn’t be so quick to betray his new comrades for the sake of running away hrrmmm) and kick some ASS NOW PLEASE HONEY…

Yeah, he’s cowardly in an uncaring heartless way that he never really was before. (It used to be more on the lines of a reactive OH SHIT I WOULD LIKE TO BE BRAVER BUT BUT-!!” way.) Frankly, I’ve been unable to recognise him in this arc, for the most part. It’s depressing since he used to be one of the most well-rounded characters in the series, in my opinion.

My thoughts exactly! I’m really loving this arc except for how Oda’s been writing Usopp… Usopp is my absolute favourite character and Oda’s always written him so well and so complex but in this arc it’s like HAHA NOPE canon!Usopp is now like the fanon!Usopp of those fans who think he’s useless…

Like yeah, Usopp usually has the instinct of flight over fight but he wants to fight and he will fight, although he might be scared shitless. This arc he just keeps thinking “Wow these little guys really admire and trust me… how soon can I betray them and run away?” That’s sounding almost like an assholey villain and it’s upsetting… I really hope this doesn’t last.

(And I was so excited for Usopp to finally have thousands of followers… turns out having thousands of followers apparently turns him into a shallow ass…)

EDIT: Granted I still have about 5 chapters left to catch up on so I’ll revise my verdict on all this when I see if Usopp actually starts to fight or no…

It’s like he’s just Buggy Mk II right now. Buggy is a fun character, but we don’t need two of him, especially not when Usopp Mk I was a much stronger and more complex character.

serrende asked: Yeah, I've seen the forgetting Robin theory, but like you said that doesn't explain why he was planning to run away long before that happened. Also, it's not like Usopp pre-Enies Lobby was anything like this heartless. Even in the Arlong Park arc, where he abandoned Zoro to Arlong's men in a moment of panic, he showed way more courage and empathy than here. It's more than regression - it's like a completely different character. An amusing one perhaps, but not Usopp as we've come to know him.

wolfewritingdreams:

Yes! Exactly. That’s exactly the example I was thinking of - the Arlong Arc. It’s just unnerving since I originally felt he was the most relatable of the Strawhats, not to mention one of the bravest because he wasn’t (and still isn’t) as strong as some of the other members. But he knew when to fight and make a stand (I’m thinking of his fight from the Alabasta Arc).

I can only concur. :((

enigmaticagentalice:

polyamorousmisanthrope:

ceruleancynic:

pterobat:

wigglyflippingout:

loononthepond:

enigmaticagentalice:


Lady Sybil Vimes (née Ramkin) Duchess of Ankh

If you don’t think Lady Sybil is absolutely wonderful and perfect then I don’t even know what to say to you
Lady Sybil who breeds swamp dragons in her spare time
Lady Sybil who once faced down a dragon the size of a street by scolding it firmly
Lady Sybil who sang part of a dwarf opera from memory in order to diffuse a sticky political situation
Lady Sybil who, when kidnapped by werewolves, escaped out of the window and belted one of them around the head with a log…while pregnant
Lady Sybil who darns her husbands socks personally, despite the fact that she is rich enough to buy a new pair every day for the rest of their lives if need be
Lady Sybil, founder of The Sunshine Sanctuary for Sick Dragons AND The Lady Sybil Free Hospital, one of the few hospitals where people actually come out alive
Lady Sybil who has friends and connections around the world and is on a first name basis with Lord Vetinari
Lady Sybil who is one of the kindest, most compassionate, most open-minded characters in the Discworld series, who is endlessly patient and reasonable, who shows tremendous courage in the face of danger, who treats everyone she meets as a equal despite her privileged upbringing and who never compromises her principles or deserts those in need
Lady Sybil <3

Is this a fanart or an OC? I want to make fanart of this character, like right now.

fanart! she’s from Discworld aw yiss

Start with “Guards! Guards!”

the woman was a city

I applaud this artist for not trying to make Sybil merely voluptuous and in her early twenties or something.
THIS is SOOOO Lady Sybil, and she is made of awesome. 
Sybil is the REAL Mother of Dragons!

Sybil is the REAL Mother of Dragons!
and I applaud YOU my friend, for making what is undoubtedly the greatest comment ever on this post

enigmaticagentalice:

polyamorousmisanthrope:

ceruleancynic:

pterobat:

wigglyflippingout:

loononthepond:

enigmaticagentalice:

Lady Sybil Vimes (née Ramkin) Duchess of Ankh

If you don’t think Lady Sybil is absolutely wonderful and perfect then I don’t even know what to say to you

  • Lady Sybil who breeds swamp dragons in her spare time
  • Lady Sybil who once faced down a dragon the size of a street by scolding it firmly
  • Lady Sybil who sang part of a dwarf opera from memory in order to diffuse a sticky political situation
  • Lady Sybil who, when kidnapped by werewolves, escaped out of the window and belted one of them around the head with a log…while pregnant
  • Lady Sybil who darns her husbands socks personally, despite the fact that she is rich enough to buy a new pair every day for the rest of their lives if need be
  • Lady Sybil, founder of The Sunshine Sanctuary for Sick Dragons AND The Lady Sybil Free Hospital, one of the few hospitals where people actually come out alive
  • Lady Sybil who has friends and connections around the world and is on a first name basis with Lord Vetinari
  • Lady Sybil who is one of the kindest, most compassionate, most open-minded characters in the Discworld series, who is endlessly patient and reasonable, who shows tremendous courage in the face of danger, who treats everyone she meets as a equal despite her privileged upbringing and who never compromises her principles or deserts those in need
  • Lady Sybil <3

Is this a fanart or an OC? I want to make fanart of this character, like right now.

fanart! she’s from Discworld aw yiss

Start with “Guards! Guards!”

the woman was a city

I applaud this artist for not trying to make Sybil merely voluptuous and in her early twenties or something.

THIS is SOOOO Lady Sybil, and she is made of awesome. 

Sybil is the REAL Mother of Dragons!

Sybil is the REAL Mother of Dragons!

and I applaud YOU my friend, for making what is undoubtedly the greatest comment ever on this post

(via for-the-flail)

kk-sis:

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YEAH USOPP! Stop being uncommonly and annoyingly uncaring (I feel like Oda played up Usopp’s cowardliness WAY too much in this arc??? Even before the timeskip Usopp wouldn’t be so quick to betray his new comrades for the sake of running away hrrmmm) and kick some ASS NOW PLEASE HONEY…

Yeah, he’s cowardly in an uncaring heartless way that he never really was before. (It used to be more on the lines of a reactive OH SHIT I WOULD LIKE TO BE BRAVER BUT BUT-!!” way.) Frankly, I’ve been unable to recognise him in this arc, for the most part. It’s depressing since he used to be one of the most well-rounded characters in the series, in my opinion.

prplpen asked: it's quoting song lyrics. Fort Minor - Remember The Name

Aha! Now I feel dumb.

  • "me: what's your ethnicity
  • white: 10% luck 20% skill 15% concentrated power of will 5% pleasure 50% pain and 100% reason to remember the name"
  • I... don't get it? My ethnicity is Swedish, that's all. These percentages confuse me. (I mean, there's other things further back, but too long ago to have shaped me in any way beyond a geneaological curiosity.)

kumagawa:

why do people keep saying asexuals are aliented, monkey d. luffy is asexual and he’s got a 400,000,000 bounty. asexuals are out of control and thirst for adventure, leave them alone

Yup! Also I really like that he’s aromantic because a lot of times it seems you only ever hear about romantic asexuals (in fandom, that is. Outside of fandom you rarely hear of any asexuals period).

(via prplpen)

ca-tsuka:

Cartoon Saloon animation studio artists worked for Brian Boru exhibition (Trinity College - Dublin).
Illustrators : Tomm Moore (director of The Secret of Kells), Ross Stewart and Alice Dieudonne

(via juliedillon)

smallplantboy:

This is the only pic I’ve taken so far in Sweden but look how magical this hill covered in tiny blue flowers looks.

smallplantboy:

This is the only pic I’ve taken so far in Sweden but look how magical this hill covered in tiny blue flowers looks.

(via mutedtempest)