oh oh could you draw um… Rose/Vriska kismesitude? With Kanaya reacting in some way? That MIGHT BE AMAZING in your style ♥
“D—> Aren’t you going to auspistice between them”
“I Think I Will Merely Observe The Situation For A Little While Longer”
uh, my unofficial contribution to this tale of untold passion:
It’s official now dude
I SUPPORT EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS
I will have you know that the fweet fwoot blog has the absolute most insightful and profound sounds that trains make.
Once again, the xkit guy wins by solving our gif problem in less than a day!
Feel like buying him a coffee?
He’s not setting out to make money with xkit, and wants to keep it free and without adds. Sending a couple bucks his way (if you can) will help him cover the cost of the servers that keep xkit running. Even if you can’t donate, please pass it on so others know about this opportunity!
This has to be one of the best Simpsons quotes ever because it’s so true for pretty much every fandom.
Okay I get the joke here and it’s especially good because this conversation was pulled almost verbatim from a message board convo about the Simpsons, but I am feeling wordy and so I am gonna spell out why people are, in fact, justified in complaining about things that upset them about the shows they love.
First of all, the basics. They don’t provide entertainment for free. They make money off of both commercials and product placement within the show. They can do this because enough people watch the show that companies want to reach their audience. Individual writers may be altruistic enough to work for free, but they are few and far between. Television is very much for-profit and the fact that you don’t pay money doesn’t in any way diminish the fact that you invest time in the show and provide at least some small fraction of their ability to monetize their program.
Accordingly, TV shows are designed to appeal to you. They are written to at the very least capture your attention long enough to exhaust the time slot. More often they are designed to inspire both emotional investment and possibly some subtle persuasion (the “moral of the story”, as it were).
In taking it upon themselves to enthrall your emotions and influence your thoughts, the writers have a duty to not abuse either power. Even if all they are doing is taking up your time, they are making themselves responsible in part for how fulfilling that time is.
For a show like the Simpsons, it has been running for years and years. They have built up a considerable fanbase with substantial loyalty. These fans absolutely have a right to complain when they tune in and find that loyalty rewarded with sub-par effort.
That said, the right to complain is not a right to demand that their particular desires always be met, which often happens. But they absolutely may register their complaints. The idea that they owe the writers for consuming their time and making money off their loyalty is ridiculous, especially when they feel their loyalty has been abused. The writers can absolutely ignore the fans and their complaints, but they should admit that the loyalty doesn’t matter in that case. Not try to pretend that they are selfless paragons trying only to keep you happy and how dare you get upset when you should by rights be paying them.
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Okay. Just finished my favourite part of the Musaic Box demo (and once more wish I could remember to buy the game when I have money) and now is bed time so I can have the energy to study, write a paper on the Boston Massacre, and do invoices for club tomorrow.
I still don’t know why on earth I keep volunteering to take up these leadership positions. Probably some kind of psychosis, but hey, I am studying law, not brains, so who cares, eh?
So if you’re a college student and also the praying sort, I feel it is my duty to let you know that there is, in fact, a patron saint of test takers and poor students.
His name is Joseph of Cupertino, and the story goes that when he went to be examined for Minor Orders, he prayed for God’s intercession the night before because (due to learning difficulties) he was really only proficient in the knowledge of one subject. On the day of his examination he was asked about the one thing he happened to know about, and answered so well that he got in based on that one question alone.
Just to drive it home, this is the prayer for his intercession:
O Great St. Joseph of Cupertino who while on earth did obtain from God the grace to be asked at your examination only the questions you knew, obtain for me a like favour in the examinations for which I am now preparing. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.
They always tell this story at the last mass before finals where I go to college. For obvious reasons. He also levitated due to his ecstatic visions. That happened a lot, apparently.
This has been Children’s Fun Fact: Religion Corner.
And for Jewish tumblr folks, this is the prayer said before Torah study:
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha-olam, asher kiddeshanu be’mitzvotav, ve’tzivanu la’asok be’divrei Torah
Blessed art thou, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, who sanctifies us with Thy commandments and commanded us to engross ourselves in the words of the Torah.
Then again, Jewish people see study as a form of prayer in and of itself, so if that helps, go with it.
hyperbole is my favorite literary device i use it like 600 times a day
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