Small details in the owl house that mean a lot to me
Principal Bump offering teenage Eda a stress toy to help with her destructive tendencies in a safe way.
In reaching out, when Alador goes in for a hug and Amity stops him in favor of a handshake.
When Amity knows Luz is lying to her about the human realm but still makes a point to not go through her phone.
Willow showing Gus how to breathe through his anxiety attack, and in turn Gus showing Hunter how to breathe through his panic.
Eda holding back King and Hooty from crowding Luz and Hunter when they get back from the emperor’s mind.
☕️ most and least likely to win love island (NO this is not an opinion but i want yours.)
Askdfjasjdf this is the oldest ask in the history of the planet and IM SORRY i tried my best to involve all the girlies but unfortunately some people (schumacher et al) are not made for tv, and others (sewis) could not conceivably be on this show without a personality transplant!! in honour of indiyah:
KMag: Absolutely insane. Shitstirrer of the season. They bring back the smoking area just to see him THRIVE; just to see the pure and utter CHAOS that he brings as he chainsmokes his imported Princes. He gets Manchester Drunk on the 2 glasses of wine allowed a night. The producers fight to keep him in the show, but give up in week 4 when he gets caught refilling his glass with a flask in the lining of his suitcase.
Daniel: Eats. Feasts. Gorges. He is Made For TV and he knows it!!!! Last to step out, but all the girlies step forward for him anyway. Charles is so dickmatised he does too. Danny in the sun; the pool; the vibes….australians thrive on UK tv and he is not an exception. British public love and adore him and forgive his casa amor infidelity (he was SO unhappy before!! he’s flOURISHING now!!!) and get him to second place in the final. A hairdresser from newcastle sits on his face day 3, spills, and starts a civil war amongst the girls. Thirst edits of him to Men At Work’s 1981 classic Down Under start appearing approximately 30 minutes into day 1 (i save all of them onto my phone for no reason at all).
Carlos: everyone on gods green earth calls him an italian stallion and he is SO confused????? But I am Spanish???? Couples up with a welsh gal from the valleys in week one and they literally caNNOT understand each other and it is tv GOLD. charles is stuck as translator and he does NOT want to be there. Carlos absolutely wipes the floor with everyone on the chef date format; the girls are talking for a WEEK about how delicious it was and begging for the recipe. It was pan con tomate. He rubbed garlic and tomato onto a slice of toast. Makes it to week 5 on arm hair alone; at which point he shaves and loses the public vote! Muslim twitter was voting for his beard and beard only.
Pierre: Unhinged nasty whore (affectionate). Girls want him; boys want to be him!!! He rocks up in a speedo but the girls are sooooooooooo Into It. In the beach hut the gals are dishing “normally id say those cozzies were a red flag but Pee-air?!?! Well… he just pulls them off!!” Lily cackles and says “I’d like to pull them off OF HIM” Theres a big twitter debate about the objectification of men and pierre goes on aftersun to confirm that he does in fact ADORE being objectified and would love nothing less than to be a pinup model. He gets on the cover of playgirl as soon as he gets dumped for cheating in casa amor. Charles tries to translate for him but has to censor every other word and gives up after pierre asks a girl to teach him to twerk. (she does; it goes viral; martin and roman kemp do it on gogglebox and accidentally show taint. Love island gets renewed for 5 more seasons)
Charles: poor little meow meow!!!! Accidentally outs himself when bronzed god daniel appears, and then instead of making his own moves gets pulled into being a fulltime mediterranean anthropologist. No, he doesn’t know why pierre and carlos are grabbing eachothers cocks “as a joke”, sorry Kate. Would you fancy maybe…? Oh, no, Paris isn’t his ex, it’s his football team…are you sure I can’t…. He eventually gets roped into the girlsquad and THRIVES!! Makes it to casa amor getting bounced into friendship couples with his besties! Knows he’s probably going home at the end of it, so does his best to have fun and have a cheeky snog with whoever he wants (shares a bed with a sTUNNER from south london after being dared to give her a lapdance; producers cut to him limping to the coffee machine next morning)!! Goes home after Casa when his girl bestie finds the love of her life (alex)
Alex: unfortunately he is the winner!!! He has absolutely NO sauce except he also has it all. He’s a casa bombshell that the public does NOT get until he opens his mouth. When he meets lily and she rugby tackles him into the pool for no apparent reason its game over!!! They’ve won!!!! He truly cements his Bloke’s Beloved (people’s princess but for football twitter) status when he gets back to the main villa and he has the boys shrieking with laughter and everyone realises that what the boys needed to break the ice all along was a community boyfriend!!! Lily is happy to share!!!! Alex makes his bros coffee in the morning (except charles who doesn’t drink coffee -he gets a floral tea) and pushes yuki into the pool literally every time he’s in range and makes jokes about carlos’s small dick and also oils daniel up for a workout at some point?? Everyone is so excited to meet the crazy massive family he won’t shut up about but the only one who enters the villa is Horsey Albon.
Yuki: Gets kicked off by producers in week 2 after he almost pushes a girl off of the balcony bc she won’t stop greeting him every morning with an onion haas-ayy-oh. He tells her she’s racist and she has a breakdown over being bullied and cancel culture. Unbothered and moisturised, he gets hired as the face of the new BooHoo Man and part of his contract his blacklisting her. In 2 years he’s walking the runway for Stella McCartney and everyone’s forgotten about the time he pre-meditated a murder on national telly. Everyone except Naomi Campbell, his life-long idol now mentor. He Lived, he served cunt, he died (as part of an art installation in milan fashion week).
Alonso: Shows up saying he’s 31 and thinks he’s “hitting it off” with a 20 year old. Twitter user @/ Nonc3huntrr doxes his employment history and uses it to calculate his real age (40). He’s out in the first recoupling. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief. His Aftersun appearance gets cancelled after twitter finds blackface pics.
Lando: Joe the sandwich man vibes!!! Fun but then a little toxic and obsessive!!! Makes it to the baby challenge and is by far THEE worst anyone has EVER seen. He loses the feeder bottle thingy so she won’t stop crying for like 3 hours by which point he Freaks Out and throws her into the pool and watches her battery drain and distort her with unreserved glee. A screencap of this moment goes viral again in 2033 when the washed cunt ronaldo scores an owngoal in the world cup final, and it turns out he actually had bet his entire house and life savings on a Brazilian win. Predictably, a month after he leaves the villa, Lando gets a geordie shore girl pregnant!!! His very first Landogate!!! His dad gets caught on camera calling her a gold-digger so lando tells HMRC exactly how his dads been stealing pensions. The baby is called Landra or whatever the feminine of Lando is! He becomes a fultime daddyblogger and frequently picks up the wrong baby from nursery
Lance: Casa Amor boy. Daniel’s girly jumps all over him and everyone else thinks she’s fucking insane?? When they play the Traditional game of Truth or Dare she dares him to snog her WITH TONGUE. 2 Days later she confesses to her villa bff that she recognised him from a Forbes cover 3 years ago, and that he’s the heir to a toothpaste company. The villa is thrown into chAOS and Lance becomes the most boring Mr Steal Your Girl to grace the face of the earth!!! The public vote them most incompatible soon after. On Aftersun he talks about how he’s rebuilt after the toothpaste empire went bankrupt. The girl is photographed snogging Scotty T at the club that same night.
George: Has a secret girlfriend back home who thought he was on a Mission Trip. When confronted with the fact that george is in fact, not a mormon, she is utterly astounded! “He never said that he was one, y’know….explicitly but…you look at him and you just KNOW, y’know?” He admits he actually went on the show to build his business aka a bowtie subscription box.
when i was thirteen i broke my mother's favourite ornament. it was a fine little thing; a swan, all planes of white ceramic and a curved neck no thicker than the stem of a flower. i was too scared to tell her what i had done, even though she heard the crash from the next room. still, she waited. i don't know how long i stood there, staring at this precious thing laying shattered at my feet, but she waited. she knew, and she waited. i knew she would be angry, and i waited, like that might make it all go away. mirrors of each other, a wall between us that could not contain the sound of breaking. knowledge and fear. smoke in the very reflection we accommodated.
eventually, i picked up the clutter in trembling hands. a wing here, a broken neck there, holding the pieces so gently like that could somehow fix what had already fallen apart. i told her i dropped it, i told her it was an accident, i told her i was sorry. in turn, she told me she had owned that ornament for decades, she told me it was precious to her, she told me i was a coward for not bringing it to her straight away. the waiting didn't abate the anger. i remember crying, pieces of ceramic death sliding against each other, against my skin.
i find the metaphor of it all in this single ruination. my mother and i, and something between us. fragile, precious, loved - broken. there is an ugliness inside me that makes my hands shake, and i reach into the rawest parts of my mother, things that existed in her long before i did, and i sweep them from her shelves. anger comes first, sure and familiar. trembling gentleness comes after. it goes like this every time. i do not mean to break things, nor do i know how to fix them, but that does not put the swan back together, nor does it put the words back in my mother's mouth. there is an ugliness inside me that makes my hands shake, and i think my mother gave it to me. it is her mother's, and it is hers, and it is mine. a birthright. a curse. she did not know which of her own shelves to put it on. what is a mother and daughter if not this awful dance of shame? one must be fury, one must be a broken neck.
i put that swan back together with ugly builder's glue, not knowing what else to do, so desperate to piece it together and show it to my mother and say look, please, i'm trying.
please, tell me i haven't broken this too.
tell me i can fix this.
it sits back on that same shelf, and sometimes, we bring it up again. mostly, we laugh about it, about a young girl's clumsiness, about the crooked glue now lacerating pearly feathers. sometimes, my mother will just smile, sad, quiet in ways my mother is not. it was one of my favourites, that swan, she'll say, and i will have my answer. was. because she cannot love it how it is now, and when i was thirteen i was clumsy, but now i am older i make messes that cannot be justified so simply, and the anger seems so much stronger than the gentleness.
still, the jagged pieces of that thirteen year old are a broken puddle in my hands, and i think if i arrange them just so, i can still trace that familiar shame in the paint, this ugly mix of white ceramic and cracked glue. it is a plea i never learned to voice, a desperation my mother never learned to hear.
i think this is the best i can do.
[ID: digital drawing of maya fey. drawn in greyscale, she kneels in the corner of the screen, her head bowed and hands clasped in front of her, as if channeling. her magatama glows a bright orange on her neck. she is crying, her tears bright white. behind her, drawn in bright shades of blue, is the slightly blurry figure of mia fey. she has no facial features, her face partially obscured by her bangs, bright red blood dripping from her face onto her scarf and collar; her magatama is also red. she reaches out with one hand, hovering it over maya's head. /end ID]
You are doing the Lord's work lol.
But it's insanely frustrating how hard it is to find good Duke centric (or at least feature him prominently). A few days ago I sent an ask to a Batfam blog, because I found out that FF.Net, something which I rarely use for a variety of reasons, doesn't have a Duke Thomas tag. Like, they have one for Carrie Kelly but not him? And the bad part was one of the reasons I was there instead of AO3 like always is because with only four character tags, it can at times be easier to find content where a minor character has a significant role.
I don't get why Duke isn't more popular because as a newer (like over a decade since his first appearance is new) character it's a lot easier to find and get into his comics then for a lot of the other members of the Batfam (also We Are Robin has absolutely gorgeous art). Plus, between the fact he has living parents and extended family he loves and as the only meta he holds such an interesting place in the Batfam. Like why does no one explore how Duke reconciles his two families when both are still around even if his first isn't able to care for him fully. And as the only meta in that family, that has to affect his relationship to the rest of the family like.
Sorry for yelling about Duke Thomas in your inbox, but I have many feelings on the topic. Thank you for your time both with this blog and for reading this ask. I hope you have a wonderful day! -♡♡♡
No I love getting asks and you're 100% correct. I didn't know ff.net doesn't have a Duke tag?? It's an absolute DISGRACE and just goes to show you how ignored he is by the fandom.
And yeah Duke's by far the easiest batfam character to get into?? It took me like 2 days to finish his reading list (by @duketectivecomics, easy to find and follow). Granted I had a lot of free time, but even with that free time it's not uncommon for it to take me weeks to finish a reading list. And the quality is pretty good too; his worst characterization was probably in Batman & The Outsiders, but that still had some good stuff and did care about him as a character. And the worst quality thing overal he's been in was probably the new Secret Files, but even then I've seen ppl who are not me who liked that, so. Pretty sure Tim's Robin solo ALONE has more issues than all of Duke's appearances combined; if not, the difference isn't big. And you practically stumble over Tim fics. Sure, a lot of ppl write for this fandom without reading comics, but if you can do that for Tim, you can do it for Duke!
And Duke has so much potential, there's so much to explore with him, but he also has a solid character base so that you don't have to reinvent the wheel. Which should make for PERFECT fanfic material! Literally the only difficult thing here is that he didn't exist in preboot canon, but ppl usually don't care much for timeline compliance anyway.
Obviously not every character will appeal to everyone, but like, it really doesn't make much sense for Duke to be as unpopular as he is. He has a lot of interesting and appealing backstory elements that SHOULD make him more popular. But he's black, so of course fandom doesn't care.
So my mom is disabled from years of working retail and an accident injury, and I just found out today that she's uncomfortable all the time bc her jeans are too small now and she can't afford new ones
I want to send her some clothes but don't have any money; if y'all wouldn't mind sending me some dosh to put towards shoppin' and postage, I've got moneys-sending-info in my bio, tyty
How is there already innuon discourse, this place is so ridiculous. It's a silly little hypothetical particle, innuon can't catch a break, just like c!tommy for real...
ok. I'm salty that people immediately twisted "here's a theoretical particle I'm in the process of proposing" into "here's a discovered particle." There is nothing supporting the existence of the innuon other than it fitting into chaos theory (what about other theories? I'm genuinely curious,) unlike what I've seen most of my dash suggest. I'm just here saying that it doesn't matter until op gives 1. concrete mathematical proof or 2. concrete physical proof, (unlikely to be first, given that they'd need a particle collider and won't get access to that without the math,) like the rest of the scientific community would. op is literally one of my peers in my field. I'm all for it, if it means anything. This isn't internet discourse, this is me pointing out how physics and science actually works
Update halfway through writing: I've read some of op's posts they made since my first one and it's completely fair that they want to keep their research away from the internet until it's published, and want to share their thoughts on their own blog. Actually, that makes a lot of sense, and kudos to them for actively writing a paper. At first I thought they were just proposing something out of nowhere with nothing behind it, which led to a lot of my critique. I'm more upset at the community at large for blowing this out of proportion when it'll possibly turn out to be nothing. There are so many proposals in physics that go nowhere, or lead to other things but never see the light of day in their original form. I wish op the best in their research, though, and am looking forward to potentially reading that paper.