Thoughts about Kate I’ve had for awhile now

Contains spoilers for Bomb Girls, for those of my friends who haven’t seen it yet!

lovecatcadillac:

Anyone who knows me on Tumblr knows my feelings about Bomb Girls. I love it, it’s my favourite show of all time. It makes me want to grab a time machine and swing by 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 to pick up various younger versions of myself, shouting, “Guys, I’ve found this show that has something for ALL of us! Even pre-gay us!” In a show where basically everyone is my favourite character, Kate Andrews is my favourite character of all. I love her joy, her sassy moments, her quiet moments, her angry moments. In a show filled with unbelievably courageous characters, Kate’s bravery just enchants me. It makes me feel like I could be brave too.

Perhaps it’s just my love of/faith in/rampant overidentification with the character of Kate Andrews, but I have never had the slightest doubt that Kate is in love with Betty. I sincerely doubt that Kate’s storyline next season will consist of sowing doubt as to whether Kate loves Betty. To me, this would be frankly baffling, since it’s been clear to me since the beginning that Kate returns Betty’s feelings. It was clear from their first scenes that Kate is drawn to Betty (hence all my, “Kate asked out her hot supervisor/neighbour after being acquainted with her for approximately twenty hours, ten of which she was asleep, even after she humiliated herself in front of said hot supervisor/neighbour three or four times. Damn, girl, I wish I had your confidence!” cracks). Since Kate is softly spoken, awkward about expressing her sexuality and – let’s be honest – normatively feminine, it can be harder to puzzle out her feelings, but they are there. It’s just a matter of thinking beyond the tropes of the indecisive femmey girl toying with the stalwart butch girl’s feelings.

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I am the most perfect person

and no one who has tasted the milkshakes I make will contradict that

captain-kate:

Best. Cosplay. Ever.

captain-kate:

Best. Cosplay. Ever.

I took my zoloft & my vitamins, then promptly wrote an awful joke:

amorremanet:

A man walks into a bar. He says, “Ouch.”

The talking dog says, “Why didn’t you look where you were going?”

And the man answers, “See, I would have, but I got distracted by your hilarious anecdote about the actress and the bishop. It really made me think about ontological empiricism, like, for example, how would the actress know that the bishop was making a sex joke by using ‘rectory’ as a metaphor for ‘boudoir’? Moreover, why is the bishop making sex jokes at this unassuming actress in the first place, it’s very impolite and I think that Judith Butler would have strong words for both of them and their engagement in compulsory heterosexuality — to say nothing of how she’d address the listeners of the joke and their hetero-cis-normative basic assumptions.”

The dog rolls his eyes and says, “God, Pete, why can’t we have meaningful conversations when you’re sober?”

rosalarian:

jetbunny:

huntersilver:

warnedyoubro:

thejennifuhrer:

I would look so good in this. That I will never own it is a crime.

^ oh same

This is an extremely handsome coat but I’d kill just to have that collar on another outfit.

HNNNNNNNNG

Good goddamn!

SOMEDAY I WILL BE A GOOD ENOUGH SEAMSTRESS TO CONSTRUCT THIS BECAUSE IT IS A THING OF MAJESTY.

rosalarian:

jetbunny:

huntersilver:

warnedyoubro:

thejennifuhrer:

I would look so good in this. That I will never own it is a crime.

^ oh same

This is an extremely handsome coat but I’d kill just to have that collar on another outfit.

HNNNNNNNNG

Good goddamn!

SOMEDAY I WILL BE A GOOD ENOUGH SEAMSTRESS TO CONSTRUCT THIS BECAUSE IT IS A THING OF MAJESTY.

Advice on Creating a Story. REBLOG THIS

sprite37:

Since the recent boom of people reblogging my Drawing Improvement post, I’ve gotten questions about creating stories… well keep in mind that I’m not an expert on story telling but I’ll share my process of what I’m doing for a story that’s still a work in process.

ESTABLISH THE PLOT

Many people are going to ask, “What’s your story about?” and many artists (including myself) usually go “Uuuuuuh, I haven’t thought of it just yet! It’s still a work in progress!” it’s understandable to not have an immediate answer for this especially when you’re put on the spot. But thinking of the main plot is important. You may have this awesome character that you created, now it’s time to put’em to good use instead of floating around in your subconscious and giving the peace sign in a white void of drawing posts.

DEVELOP THE CHARACTERS

A good story needs good characters, thinking about the character’s personalities and qualities are completely crucial. While I could go on with character development, keep in mind that good characters have hard to overcome obstacles and flaws which makes them imperfect meaning they have room to mature and grow, which makes them interesting to see how they’ll turn out. Making a “perfect” character is boring. Remember, keep them interesting.

WRITE THE ENDING FIRST

This is something that many people don’t take into consideration when making a story. The ending of the story is the basis for all the happenings at the beginning. When you have the ending your next task is to think of “How and why did this conclusion occur?” That’s where the serious writing and brainstorming comes in, because now you need to build up this ending that you’ve put so much thought and consideration into.

TAKE NOTES

Do you have an idea for your story but you don’t know where? Well, take note of it and put it somewhere safe. I have tons of ideas that I think’d fit in my story, but I have yet to find a good place to implement it, it maybe an idea I may keep or just get rid of all together, but I at least have it logged away for whenever I may use it just in case.

MAKE THE STORY YOU WANT TO READ

Austin Kleon said it best in his How to Steal Like An Artist post. Remember, you’re creating this story cause you wanna read it or believe you can do what you like better.

MAKE MULTIPLE BEGINNINGS

The biggest problem for people starting their stories is where to start it. I must have 5 different starting points for my story and I finally chose the right one I was satisfied with. It boils down to trial and error, so get started!

It’s not as long as my other posts, but I hope this helped nevertheless.

This is brilliant advice! I never even thought about writing the ending first.

some of the things people think about romance man

largeautomobile:

it genuinely bothers me how many unhealthy things people believe about love

I used to believe a lot of them and I think that ended up hurting me quite a bit and now I generally cringe at seeing things I used to buy and realising how ridiculous they are

guys:

  • it’s ok to be in love with someone
  • it’s also ok to not be romantically interested in anyone; contrary to what you may think it doesn’t immediately render you either frigid or a heartless bastard
  • it’s ok to be attracted to someone in a variety of ways that may or may not include romantic and/or sexual attraction
  • it’s ok for that someone to be your friend or your partner or someone on the edge of your social group or a singer or an actor you’ve never met
  • it’s also ok to be attracted to multiple people in a variety of ways that may or may not include romantic and/or sexual attraction
  • being in unrequited love doesn’t have to be painful or affect the way you feel at all, you can get by just fine while in love with someone and if they don’t return the feeling then you can and will get over it and live to see another day and be attracted to other people
  • it is possible to be in a relationship without a sexual aspect
  • it is also possible to be in a relationship without a romantic aspect
  • hurting yourself or other people in the name of love has nothing to do with love whatsoever, it means you’re being irresponsible and need to think carefully about what you’re doing and how you feel
  • you may well feel closer to some of your friends than your partner, and that’s fine 
  • you may well feel incredibly close to or even attracted to a friend without wanting to be anything other than friends with them, and that’s also fine
  • if you are in a relationship then you may well need to break up at some point, and that’s not a bad thing, it’s just a thing that is
  • if you do break up then it’s fine to be on good terms with your ex
  • it’s also fine to want absolutely nothing to do with your ex ever again
  • if, at any point, No Children by the Mountain Goats stops eliciting a wry smile and instead starts to feel like a documentary, you should get out of that relationship asap.
lilahisthenight:

flewb:

Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down…

You have to be kidding me. Can we start Rory Rolling people now?

lilahisthenight:

flewb:

Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down…

You have to be kidding me. Can we start Rory Rolling people now?