bro is dream smp anyone elses longest running interest?? like its been 7 fucking months??? almost 8???? bro. usually i hyperfixate for like a week or two and get the fuck out but jesus christ its been so long
the funniest thing when watching Avenger cast interviews is seeing everyone else give one word answers while Tom Hiddleston monologues for five minutes while explaining his answers to the exact same questions in detail with factual evidence and quotations
Okay but there's something so entertaining about the idea of Tommy and tubbo outside of the door, playing minecraft on their phones while George is doing his stream. Like they were probably just chilling out there with niki and jack just playing minecraft pe while listening to George pretending to do serious lore with them. Amazing vibes
no literally jack watching fantasia and then making the whole world set to music around him and it’s a giant whimsical fantasia movie sam is a flying moose with a little flying moose family and dean and cas are animated blue under the moon, stuck kissing to clair de lune for three days straight
Today Nightly and my shared copy of the Diakko zine came in through the mail. Shipping time was quite a bit shorter than I thought, it only took about a week for it to arrive from the initial label date. I figured I’d give a little review on the zine, considering @diakkoproject is planning on giving us another release of a few copies. If you’re curious about the Zine and how Nightly and I feel about it, look under the cut.
To kick things off, I think I’ll delve into the Zine itself; covering the assorted charms and prints after. The book itself is paperback; and to my surprise, it was much thicker than I expected. Content-wise, it has about 169 pages of full content, not including the credit and introduction page. While an easier method of sourcing the authors would be appreciated, I feel like the current system does it’s job. The book also has pages are a big enough size for easy reading and showcase even the smallest details on the art. You can feel the love and passion put into it. I would post some pictures of the contents of the book itself, but I want to take time to enjoy it without spoilers.
Moving onto the assorted merchandise, Nightly was really surprised by the pin. The quality was incredibly good, it has a nice wieght and feel to it. It was larger than we initially thought. While it was advertised as being 2 inches long, the size doesn’t hit you until you’re holding it in your hand. The pin has happily found a home on Nightly’s bag.
Taking a moment to look at the prints and all I can say is that they’re wonderful, and are the perfect size to frame and hang on the wall. I love the details Lohaku added with the flowers, and the second print (unfortunately Nightly and I couldn’t find the name of the artist in the lineup) conveys a feeling of fun. I especially like at how it hints towards diakko being at a pride parade.
The charms are also clearly of high quality. While Nightly and I were origninally confused about the protective wrapping (we thought it was a part of the charm itself, and due to the wrinkling and small tears a factory defect) we eventually figured it out and got it off to behold them in all their glory. We both thought the heart acting as a clasp on the charms was a really nice touch, it was unexpected and really nice. The only issue we had was with one of the charms. Due to the light pastel colors of the charm, the light reflecting off of it takes away from some of the amazing details. It makes the charm look washed out, and look like it has no detail.
Finally, we have the stickers! The art styles are super cute, and the fact that they’re cut to shape makes them easy to use, as well as retaining an element of style. Bulky stickers with a thick square border usually have an element of clutter, which these avoided. Nightly and I are already choosing where we want to put them.
Overall, the sheer quality and care put into the diakko zine really shows. If orders open again, I honestly think that if you can afford the full bundle you should purchase it. The book alone is worth more than $40 USD; and the assorted charms, prints, stickers, and pin would easily be more $15 USD each when purchasing seperate. If you only bought the PDF bundle, I also encourage you to look at a merch only bundle.
yog made me read dr stone and now we both have brainrot over stanxeno and ive spent the better part of two days obsessing over stanleys military service and its a toss up between the mangaka just straight up assuming american military service members all just get cross-trained as snipers, commandos, and fighter pilots (absolutely not the case in reality) or that stanley eschewed the marines/air force in favor of joining the special service (or potentially started out in one of the other branches and was scouted/requested a transfer after his aptitude was noticed), received standardized general training in both sniping and survival commando training as a green beret and was familiar enough with aircraft handling to then train himself post-petrification into being a fighter pilot. i find it hard to believe that those planes they’re flying are on the same level as pre-petrification aircraft technology, so while stanley may have the technical theory down i think its safer to assume (and much more realistic by far) that the bulk of his applied knowledge and skill came from test piloting xeno’s initial aircraft creations over the course of the 4 yrs they’ve been operating in america.
ive also been trying to figure out approximate ages and while its more or less impossible to figure out xeno’s age (i know people assume hes “considerably older” than senku since he was working at nasa when senku was 10, but i dont buy that argument outright as its entirely possible he skipped several grades and attended college as a minor and thus entered the work force kid genius style thus throwing off average life-plan trajectories), stanley gives us many more avenues to explore, ones with outright rules and age restrictions. you can only sign onto the military when you are at LEAST 17 years old. it takes roughly 4-5 years no matter what branch of service you enter to make the rank of captain, which is the only title we’ve seen stanley referred to as having, which puts him at a minimum age pre-petrification of 21-22, post-petrification (+4 yrs via senku’s 15->19 age progression) 25-26. given he and xeno were “childhood friends” its safe to assume they’re close enough to the same age to make that age range work for xeno as well.
i have no idea what to do with this knowledge given it just gives me a minimum age range for them, but the puzzle of sussing it all out has been mildly entertaining. i think my best guess on their actual ages would be that they’re both under 30 but not by much, 26-29 being the safer assumption with a few years of padding in case their life courses weren’t quite that smooth. byakuya was xeno’s “peer” but he looks older than xeno does, so i’m really leaning towards the idea of “kid genius graduating college at 16“ xeno. anyway, this was all too much to spit out on twitter so tumblr is unfortunately going to bear witness to my brainworms instead.
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still thinking a6out how when The Owl House actually went and used the word girlfriend from one girl to another, my entire dash6oard was more focused on why we should 6e focused on how Steven Universe was important to this moment than the show in question itself.
So whose been getting Dean the adorable novelty clothing?
Because my money is on Cas.
If this doofus can go to the “Hot Topical” to pick up an ugly cat cuddly toy for an 18 year old he would DEFINITELY see these novelty socks/PJs and think “ah yes. Dean likes noodles and pornography. That’s a funny pun. This will make a fitting birthday present.”
“Oh yes. Dean likes hot dogs. He eats them a lot. He’ll like this.”
Whilst Sam just smirks and shakes his head at how freaking adorable these giant dorks are.
Admit it, Dean never had such humorous clothing before Cas moved in to the bunker and realised with absolute horror just what terrible lumberjacks the Winchester brothers are. :D
If we don’t get to see Sam wearing a T-Shirt with a cartoon moose on it at least once the production team are really missing an opportunity here. These are EXACTLY the kind of dumb presents Cas would buy the boys. ADMIT IT.