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1. I’m aware that RobinxRaven is not canon.
2. I am not trying to force my ship on anyone.
3. RobinxRaven is not random. It’s a ship shared by many people, most of whom have very solid reasons behind their shipping of it.
On a bunch of Teen Titans groups on Facebook, whenever I mention that I ship RobinxRaven, I tend to get a load of Angry emojis along with a bunch of stupid comments ranging from “enjoy your random ship” to “You know it’s not canon, right?” to “I hate RobinxRaven and you’re stupid for shipping them”. What can I even say to such comments? I do know it’s not canon, it’s not a random ship, and I resent people calling me stupid for my choice in ships.
At first, I tried to explain to the people who responded so angrily why it was NOT a random ship, and how many like me have seen the close bond between Robin and Raven and simply taken it to its logical conclusion and put them in a romantic relationship. But apparently to a lot of them “random” is any pairing that’s not canon.
So when I find that out, I ask them “so tell me, have you ever shipped a couple that either never was canon or turned out not to be canon in the end?” Well, inane answers inevitably come from those who are now having trouble justifying their hatred of my pairing.
Before you ask, yes, I am angry. I’m angry that I am able to respect other people’s choices of shipping and they’re not able to respect mine. They try to make a show of respecting RobinxRaven shippers but their words betray them.
One thing that always makes me wonder whether I should laugh or scream is when the RobinxRaven haters say “I wish RobinxRaven shippers wouldn’t try to force their ship on the rest of us, or pretend that they’re canon.” I always think “My, what an incredible persecution complex they have.” I know I should just leave these groups. But I shouldn’t have to. The fact that I don’t ship RobinxStarfire and Beast BoyxRaven should not preclude me from enjoying the company of other Teen Titans fans.
And nor should I have to hide who I ship and either not talk about it or pretend that I’m following the crowd, so to speak. I posted a gallery of my RobinxRaven pictures, and comments for it had to be turned off by a moderator because the fighting got so heated. To me, that’s unacceptable. Again, I respect the fact that RobinxStarfire is canon. But Beast BoyxRaven (at least in the show) is not. He had a relationship with Terra, which is who I ship Beast Boy with, for any who care.
I’d like to know if anyone else has the same problems that I’ve been having. Please remain respectful in the comments if you disagree with my ship. Thank you for taking the time to read my admittedly angry rant.
One of my favourite horror movies is a found footage film called Afflicted. It’s a Canadian horror film made by two college students named Derek Lee and Clif Prowse. They were working on a very limited budget, since the film’s creation relied on grant money, and they only had $318,000 to work with, a small budget even by budget film standards.
Now, it made its premier at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won an award for Best Canadian Feature Film. And again, they had a very limited budget, so Lee and Prowse were not only the directors but also the main characters. I know, right?
The premise of the movie is that Derek Lee has a deadly disease of the brain. It’s not sure exactly when it will kill him. He could live another twenty years, or die tomorrow, but it includes a bundle of mismatched blood vessels in his brain. If it ruptures, he could be incapacitated or killed outright. So he and Clif decide to go on a trip around the world, and film it all, and put it on their website for everyone to see. A well-used but fun premise for a film.
The filming took place in three places listed in order of appearance; Canada; Barcelona, Spain, and Paris; France, and Italy. The underlying theme of the film is Vampirism… Now, before you say anything or form opinions, yes, Vampire films are old hat, tired, cliché, all those things. But this one brings an interesting angle to it, focusing on the horror of turning into a vampire rather than how amazing it is to be a vampire.
Most of the film focuses on the character slowly turning into a vampire. Day by day, he begins to realize that he’s no longer human, and that he has a thirst for blood that he cannot get rid of, only satisfy so that he doesn’t lose his mind and kill indiscriminately.
And he’s trapped knowing that he has to figure all this out on his own since his creator, having turned him by mistake, wants nothing to do with him. He’s only left with this advice; “You cannot choose not to kill. But you can choose who you kill. And I think that in a way, that’s a very wise statement. I would suggest this movie for anyone who likes this kind of movie. It might not be for everyone, but it’s very well made for such a low-budget movie.
These are the Muggleborns whose names were erased in the Purging of the Names. Those who, had Voldemort stayed longer, would never have gotten a chance to realize their full potential as witches and wizards, are now, quite late, finally getting the chance to learn why odd things happen around them, why they always seemed so different.
Although the students, both First Year and up, are confused and anxious about this sudden change, McGonagall gets up in front of the class at the sorting ceremony and tells the students that, like them, these older First Years are just as anxious about their unusual circumstances, and that they are expected to make them feel welcome.
Given time, they'll find that the age difference is not such a hindrance, and that like the eleven year olds that are being sorted, whether the older students are thirteen or sixteen, they too have a vital place in the Wizarding World. Things changed after Voldemort rose and fell for the second time, and they as Witches and Wizards needed to be able to change with the times.
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For the purposes of this comment, let’s assume that the villains really are the villains. Now, how many of you have looked at Batman and said “what a nutjob”? And, many of his detractors, both real and in the cartoon/comics, also say that he is a malignant narcissist (a narcissistic personality with antisocial qualities), and that the villains are just weak minded individuals drawn in by his pathological crusade into corresponding acts of evil.
Now, in a way, this is a moot point. Gotham was a cesspit of crime even before Batman began his crusade. But let’s look at it from a different angle. Many of the criminals that Batman beats to a pulp aren’t really that dangerous. They’re thieves, crooks and vandals, and they damage the city with their behaviour. But by and large, their violence is contained.
But in comes Batman like a boss, and he beats them senseless and they get thrown in prison for relatively minor crimes. However, there are also Batman’s nemeses; the Joker, Penguin, Riddler. Of the three, the Joker is clearly the most dangerous, and there’s evidence that he’s not really mentally ill. Just evil. But take a look at one arc in the Batman comics. Batman disappeared from Gotham’s “nightlife” if you will. And Joker suddenly became sane.
Does this mean that the Batman’s pathological crusade was what had been spurring Joker on all along, or was Joker evil to begin with and Batman just happened to be the one that Joker chose as his nemesis, and without Batman, there was nobody for Joker to butt heads with, and so he went straight? It’s hard to say, really, and I don’t know if we’ll ever get a good answer.
But then, Batman came back, and Joker found himself “losing his mind” again, and he became once more Gotham’s Clown Prince of Crime. Coincidence? Well, this one doesn’t believe in coincidence, only the illusion of coincidence.
Personally, I would never say that Batman is exactly emotionally or mentally well. But to say he’s a sociopath may be taking it a bit far. Still, the evidence is there that the crime in Gotham may partially be of our Caped Crusader’s doing. Perhaps Batman does play a part, but these criminals would be criminals with or without him. Maybe Batman is just a small part of their reason for committing crime. But I’d like to hear your opinions as well.
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Take a Drink Every Time…
1. Wade calls Ajax “Francis”
2. Wade makes a comment at the expense of Negasonic Teenage Warhead or Colossus
3. Wade makes a comment at the expense of anyone.
4. Negasonic makes a comment at the expense of Deadpool
5. Colossus chastises Wade for language
6. Wade flirts with or makes a sexual comment about one of the characters
7. Wade breaks the Fourth Wall
8. Wade makes a pop culture reference
9. Ajax says “What’s my name?”
10. Dopinder talks about Gita, or Bantu
11. Snide remarks from Blind Al
12. Every time Wade forgets his weapons
13. Every time Wade curses
14. Every time Colossus acts like a goody two shoes.
15. Every time Colossus deludes himself into believing Wade can be good.
16. Every time someone tells Wade to shut up
I promise you, you will die of alcohol poisoning within the first half-hour of this movie.
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Okay, here we go. Now, in the most recent episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Turtles have lost Splinter, and they plan to finally destroy Shredder. However, Karai is injured from their last encounter with the insane in the membrane Shredder. It’s my opinion that the Mutagen, as relatively perfect as it is, is wreaking havoc on Shredder’s mind. What do you expect from a mutagenic substance, right?
As a result, Shredder’s attacks have become more and more violent, and he is no longer even worrying about harming Karai, the one he has been moving mountains to try to get back, the one he was willing to mutate himself to reattain. Now, I’m not claiming in any sense of the word that Shredder ever had a healthy relationship with Karai.
Karai was a number of things to Shredder. She was an extension of himself, she was a tool for revenge against Splinter, and a psychological weapon against him. She was a substitute for Karai’s mother, Tang Shen. She was a means to stroke his ego. After all, she was the only person who truly loved and respected Shredder. The rest of his minions are terrified of Shredder, they idolize him as an avatar of strength, power and destruction, and they fear him.
But they don’t love him like Karai used to. But, in his mutated state, as obsessed as he was with getting her back, he was willing, it seemed to kill her in his vendetta against Splinter. But I’ve rambled a bit. Shredder is dead, now. So, where does the series go from here? Is it over? Was this only ever going to be four seasons long? There are a number of other plot threads that need to be followed up on.
What happened with the Kraang? As ineffectual as they are as villains, they’re still a major part of the plot. What do Shredder’s minions do, now that their master has been killed? Are they planning to form their own criminal enterprises in the city? Form their own criminal empires in the vacuum that exists where Shredder once ruled? Furthermore, what about the Triceratons? I can’t imagine for the life of me that they would just give up. They’ll be back… Or so I assume.
But without the Shredder as the primary villain, who will fill that vacuum? Who will be the new Shredder, so to speak? Who will fill the role of the main enemy for the Turtles, and how are they going to create an enemy more powerful than Shredder? That fucker kicked a Triceraton’s ass. But again, I ramble slightly. Here’s my theory.
Shredder’s not gone. After all, it’s been shown that he has a major resistance to fatal injury, now that he’s been mutated to be fused with his armor. His bones are now made of steel, and he survived a several hundred foot drop and wasn’t even killed by the garbage crusher in a garbage truck. So how far-fetched is it to think that he may have some level of regeneration that would avail him in life threatening situations?
If that’s the case, and I think it might be, he’ll be back, and bigger and badder than ever.
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And... While I've filled out a number of them, I still could use suggestions for what I should put on the others. If you would all be kind enough to write out entries, and whether it's for a black or white card, I would appreciate it.
Really, any suggestions would be welcome. Post them in the comment section. White are for answers. So, like a white card could be HP Fucking Lovecraft, and a Black card is a question card. So like, My job?__________. Always good to have your job be your hobby as well.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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Let me start with a little history lesson. It is believed that somewhere between 69,000 and 77,000 years ago, there may have been something called the Toba Catastrophe (also known as the Toba Extinction). Now, it's just a theory, but it's largely posited that the Toba Catastrophe was a supervolcanic eruption. It may well have been one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history, and it could easily have wiped out 90% or more of the world's population at the time.
This led to a genetic bottleneck, which is why there is a relative lack of genetic diversity in today's world. 69,000 to 77,000 years ago, there were more types of intelligent hominids than just Homo Sapiens. But, Homo Sapiens were the ones who survived the Toba Extinction, and as such, we're the ones that live on today.
Now, away from theoretical history, and onto pure fiction. What if the Toba Extinction never happened? It's largely believed that it did. But, in a fictional universe where 90% of the world's population wasn't eradicated 72,000 years ago, perhaps humanity would have evolved past what it is even today.
What if minor gifts have popped up in humans, and now, between 8-10% of the human population has something called Numina (plural: Numinae). Some Numinae are psychic (psychic empathy, aura reading, telepathy). Some are physiological (superhuman strength, endurance, speed, intelligence etc). Some defy absolute classification. Such numinae are difficult to label, such as a decreased need for sustenance (decreased need for food, water, sleep, or a combination of the three.)
Usually, a human with a numina (called numinists) have only one such gift, though a rare few may have one that crosses the line between psychic and physiological. These gifts are always minor, and are rarely what one would consider "gamebreaking".
The reason I'm mentioning this is because, although I have this idea, I would invite any ideas that others have for the story. If anyone has any ideas that I should include in my story, I would appreciate them. Thank you.
[x] You have yelled at an inanimate object for 'hurting you.'
[ ] You have ran into a glass/screen door.
[ ] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle.
[x] You have thought of something funny and laughed, and then people gave you weird looks.
[x] You have run into a tree/bush.
[ ] You have been called a blonde
[ ] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow.
[ ] You just tried to lick your elbow.
[ ] You never knew the Alphabet and Twinkle Little Star had the same melody.
[x] You just sang them to make sure.
[x] You have tripped on your own feet and fallen.
[x] You have choked on your own spit.
[x] You have seen the Matrix and still don't get it.
[ ] You type with three fingers or less.
[x] You have accidentally caught something on fire.
[x] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose.
[x] You have caught yourself drooling.
However, mentally unstable is not in any way synonymous with being stupid. So this test is essentially completely useless given its stated purpose and its actual purpose
[x] You have fallen asleep in class.
[x] Sometimes you just can't stop thinking.
[x] Sometimes when you are telling a story you forget what you are talking about.
[x] People often shake their heads and walk away from you.
[x] You are often told to use your 'inside voice.'
[x] You use your fingers to do simple math.
[ ] You have eaten a bug accidentally
[x] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important.
[x] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn't realize it.
[x] You've looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand/pocket the whole time.
[ ] You have posted bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen if you don't.
[x] You break a lot of things.
[x] You slightly tilt your head when you're confused.
[x] You have fallen out of your chair before.
[x] When you're lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture on the ceiling.
[x] The word "um" is used frequently.
[ ] You don't know what "um" means.
[x] You say "what" and "huh" a lot.
[x] You plan to use a calculator to multiply your score for this bulletin.
Take your total, Multiply by 4, Put the title as : I'm 92% mentally unstable
[x] You find it hard to talk to strangers.
[x] You don't like to look people in the eye.
[x] You hate using public restrooms.
 You hate to go shopping alone.
[x] Being introduced to new people makes you nervous.
[x] When you're in a group of people, it's difficult to think of what to say.
[x] You have a lot of trouble talking to the opposite sex.
[x] You hate to be teased.
 You hate answering the door.
[x] You can't stand people watching you.
[x] One on one conversation makes you nervous.
 You don't like to ask people for help.
[x] You hate to read out loud.
[x] You don't like answering questions.
 You dread ordering food at restaurants.
[x] You are uncomfortable at parties, unless you know everyone well.
 You don't like to talk, because you're afraid of being embarrassed by what you say.
[x] You wish you were more outgoing.
[x] You hate being in the center of any room
[x] You don't know how to react to compliments.
[x] You prefer reading, writing, or listening to music than being around too many people.
 You blush easily.
[x] You spend a lot of time in your room.
[x] You don't like talking about personal things with people you don't know very well.
TOTAL : 4
Overall Total : 18
Multiply your total by 4 to find out your percentage. Then, name this journal "I am ____ shy", placing your percentage on the blank line.
I am 72% shy, wow im really shy XD
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
6 years. Damn.
2. What does your username mean?
My username is the name of my OC, Erich Zann III. Erich Zann III is the grandson of Erich Zann, the mad violist from the HP Lovecraft story.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
A total geek.
4. Are you left or right handed?
5. What was your first deviation?
I'm not sure. That would have been a long time ago. Probably one of my cosplay photos from a con.
6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Fanfictions and original stories.
7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
8. What was your first favourite?
I'm not sure, really. That would have been a long, long time ago.
9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
It depends on my mood at the time.
10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I've been inspired to do different commissions.
13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
My laptop and my camera.
14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
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GIVEAWAY RESULTSResults of the 3000 giveaway are in!
The winner of 2000 is...
The other two winners who will both get 500 are....
Please reply within 72 hours to claim your prize or I will give your prize to someone else (I will then randomly generate a different number)
I will be able to give you your prizes on Monday (because I won't be near a computer this weekend), please be patient.
From now on I will host a Premium Membership/ giveaway on a monthly basis so stay tuned (:
Admittedly, this is not in my own voice, but that of my OC, Erich Zann III
The ONLY Rule: The owner MUST answer these questions in character.
1.) What is your name?
Erich Zann III, at your service
2.) Do you know why you were named that?
I was named after my father, and he after his father. Truth be told, I cannot stand either of them
3.) Are you single or taken?
I am married to my beloved Saki Yoshino-chan.
4.) Have any abilities or powers?
More than I care to mention, to be honest. My primary abilities from when I was human was mind control, aura detection, telepathy, psychometry, and psychic empathy
5.) Stop being a Mary-Sue!
I apologize for my Mary-Sue-like tendencies, though I do not feel that I am personally a very likeable, or friendly person, so perhaps I am not as much of a Mary Sue as previously believed
6.) What's your eye color?
Heterochromatic, or rather, they are multiple colors. One eye is bisected horizontally with green on the bottom and amber on the top, and the other is orange with red veins radiating from the iris. I was born with violet eyes, though. I changed my eye color dramatically to appear as different as I could from my former appearance, though. It is frankly a long story
7.) How about hair color?
8.) Have you any family members?
I have many family members, but I consider my true family to be my friends, and perhaps my younger cousin, Lillian.
9.) Oh? How about pets?
10.) That's cool, I guess. Now tell me something you don't like.
Something I do not like? Does my grandfather count as a thing? If not, I have never been a fan of meat.
11.) Do you have any activities/hobbies that you like to do?
Many, though my best known activity is playing the violin, reading, and practicing new martial art styles.
12.) Have you ever hurt anyone in any way before?
Sadly, I suspect that I have hurt more people than I could possibly count in my regrettably long history.
13.) Ever...killed anyone before?
Again, sadly I have killed more people than I care to mention
14.) What kind of animal are you?
I would have to say a cat.
15.) Name your worst habits?
You do not wish to know my worst habit. My second worst habit is that I am generally unappreciative of what I have and tend to take it for granted.
16.) Do you look up to anyone at all?
I look up to my beloved Saki-chan.
17.) Are you gay, straight, or bisexual?
I am straight as an arrow.
18.) Do you go to school?
19.) Ever wanna marry and have kids one day?
I am already married
20.) Do you have fangirls/fanboys?
I used to have a fangirl in my younger cousin, though she has moved on to someone far more admirable and worthy of her respect
21.) What are you most afraid of?
Losing control of my curse
22.) Okay... What do you usually wear?
If I had my choice, I would always wear a suit and tie. I feel that it is necessary to present oneself well.
23.) What's one food that tempts you?
24.) Am I annoying you?
You are not
25.) Well, it's still not over!
That is okay. I have all the time in the world.
26.) What class are you? Low class, middle class, high class?
I would classify myself as upper class, though I am often made fun of for that.
27.) How many friends do you have?
More than I could ever have deserved
28.) What are your thoughts on pie?
I, as a Vampire am not a big eater, though I confess that due to modifications of my Blood, I am capable of eating. I simply prefer not to.
29.) Favorite drink?
Given my answer to the last question, I feel I need to say no more.
30.) What's your favourite place?
I would have to say at home, wherever that may be at any given moment.
31.) Are you interested in anyone~?
People are in general fascinating. Their ability, indeed their willingness and even eagerness to betray each other at the drop of a hat has long held my interest. Humans are such silly creatures. They scurry about their short, pointless and meaningless existence as if there was nothing more important in the world than to get to their own destination.
32.) SKIPPING. NOPE.
I am able to skip rope, though I have never had much of a passion for it.
33.) Would you rather swim in a lake or the ocean?
I would have to say neither. But if forced to choose, I would say ocean. It is more of a challenge.
34.) What's your type?
Type? Rather, the type of blood I can drink is female Japanese or Irish blood, though I find a hint of Welsh in the blood to be refreshing.
35.) Camping or indoors?
I would certainly have to say indoors.
38.) Are you still wanting the quiz to end?
I have wanted this quiz to end since the first question, thank you very much.
39.) Well, it's over. Now tag some people!
That is a relief
 You have a boyfriend/girlfriend
[x] You have your own room.
[x] You own a phone.
[x] You have an mp3 player/ipod/discman.
 Your parents are still married.
[x] You love your family.
[x] There is a pool/spa in your backyard.
[x] You dress the way you want to.
[x] You hang out with friends more than once a week.
[x] There is a computer/ laptop in your room.
[x] You have never been beaten up
[x] You are allowed to listen to the music you want to.
[x] Your room is big enough for you.
[x] People don't use you for something you have.
[x] You have been to the cinema
T O T A L: 13
 You have over 500 friends on Facebook.
[x] You have PICTURES on Facebook.
[x] Your parents let you have a Facebook!
 You get allowance/loan.
[x] You collect something normal.
[x] You look forward to going to college.
[x] You don't wish you were someone else.
[x] You PLAY a sport.
[x] You want to do something after school/college.
T O T A L: 20
 You own a car/truck.
[x] You usually don't fight with your parent(s).
[x] You have never got a failing grade on a report card in your life.
[x] You have friends
 You've never had a detention.
T O TAL: 23
[x] You know what is going on in the world.
[x] You are happy with your life.
[x] You usually aren't sick
 You know more than one language.
[x] You have a screen name.
[x] You own a pet.
[x] You know the words to more than 5 SONGS.
[x] You don't have any enemies
T O T A L: 30
Multiply it by 3
70-79%: C> me
Repost saying "I got an _ in life
 the dark
[X] staying single forever
[X ] being a parent
 giving birth
 being myself in front of others
[ ] open spaces
[X] closed spaces
[X ] heights
[ ] dogs
[ ] birds
[ ] fish
[ ] flowers or other plants
So far: 5
[ ] being touched
[ ] deep water
[ ] snakes
[ ] silk
[ ] the ocean
[ ] success
[ ] frogs/toads
[ ] my boyfriends/girlfriends dad
[ ] boyfriends/girlfriends mom
[X] jumping from high places
[ ] snow
So far: 7
[ ] rain
[ ] wind
[X] crossing hanging bridges
[ ] heaven
 being robbed
[ ] large crowds of people
[ ] men
[ ] women
 having great responsibilities
[ ] doctors, including dentists
So far: 13
 incurable diseases
Friday the 13th
[ ] poverty
[ ] Halloween
[ ] odd numbers
[ ] even numbers
[X] being alone
[ ] becoming blind
[ ] becoming deaf
 growing up
So far: 16
 creepy noises in the night
[X] bee stings
[X] not accomplishing my dreams/goals
[ ] dinosaurs
[ ] the welcome mat
[ ] high speed
 throwing up
[X] falling in love
 super secrets
So far: 19
Total: 19… I’m normal… Well… Just barely.
If you wish to post this in your journal, it's been requested that you title it "I'm afraid of __ out of 72 common fears"
If you get more than 30, I strongly recommend some counseling.
If you get more than 20, you're paranoid.
If you get 10-20, you are normal. ON THE BRINK OF PARANOID WHOOP
If you get 10 or less, you're fearless.