full-as-much-heart asked: (for the love of everything holy, why is it so hard to send links on tumblr??)
it’s super annoying, but probably some kind of spam prevention thing. also, if you just tried to send me something with a link in it, i definitely did not receive it.
a gamer magazine called The Escapist posted an article about us where they ~explained what fanfiction is~ by talking about Batman/Joker fanfic.
so i started wondering how Batman/Joker fic would even work.
and now i’m thinking that the Joker would basically be Batman’s Manic Pixie Dream Girl, right?
Batman/Joker is my NOTP when it’s written in anything other than a kismesis-style “I am inextricably bound up with you and the only way to express my feelings is to attempt to destroy you but also possibly makeouts” bent, buuuut I would read a Manic Pixie Dream Joker coffeeshop AU I’m pretty sure
you know, Jokes as the flamboyantly dressed cashier who writes his number on Bruce Wayne’s coffee cup in the mornings at the Arkham Cafe and always makes sure he gets extra whipped cream and sprinkles in spite of the fact that Bruce orders black coffee every day
(Jonathan Crane is the barista who hates everyone and wears a lot of goth guyliner)
(Ducard is the manager who can’t figure out how Jokes got a job here because Jokes will not do a single fucking thing he tells him to do)
(Bane got fired and … runs the rival coffeeshop across the street?)
batman/joker coffeeshop AU. i’m not a big fan of coffeshop AUs (SORRY, PLZ DON’T KILL ME EVERYONE), but i would totally read this as long as the joker was legitimately terrible, lol.
I was really intending to be in bed like an hour ago.
Gotham City. The sun is up, the birds are singing, and you better believe there’s coffee brewing. This is a city that never sleeps, didn’t you know? And certain people who are up all night need their caffeine fix. You know how some people are, they’re just not human before their first cup of coffee.
Luckily, Arkham Cafe is there for them.
“Good morrrrning, Mister Wayne.” He grabs a paper cup off the stack and a sharpie off the counter, stands with the blunt felt tip poised over that white canvas just begging to be marred, one hip cocked and his glitter-painted nails drumming on the cup’s side, tuptuptuptup. “What’ll it be?”
butlerbookbinding asked: 1) Love the new blog layout; looks fantastic! 2) EVERYTHING IS GOOD ON AGENTS OF SHIELD NOW? SUDDENLY I AM SAD THAT WORK ALWAYS SCHEDULES ME IN ON TUESDAY NIGHTS.
glad u like the new layout! LAYOUTS ARE SO ANNOYING. i wanted something that’s really clear and has a readable typeface (ie not fucking tiny like a lot of layouts), where you can see my bio easily for links to Big Bang Press etc. i wish it was possible to have the large-typeface layout and still have people see your tags and askbox/archive links, but i think u have to pay for customizable stuff like that, which, like, lol no.
eymeerey asked: Just wanted to say that I read the entire response you wrote to the "rob peter to pay paul" dipshit, having never seen anything you've written/posted before, and thought of you as a woman the entire time, and was surprised to read otherwise. Maybe it's just because I see the world through a female lense, so i see others as I am, and maybe I shouldn't assume either way, I just wanted to let you know that I didn't need Loki gifs to figure you weren't a man
the way people perceive gender online is pretty interesting, and while i am kind of surprised when people decide that i ~must be~ a man, i’m not really offended by it unless it seems like a situation where they’re making that assumption because i’m talking about a “”masculine”” topic like Serious Politics or Geek Culture or whatever the hell people assume is a male-only environment these days.
when we’re reading something by an unknown/anonymous writer, their gender is usually either irrelevent, or not really something we’re thinking about on a conscious level — unless the topic is gender-related, i guess. this particular reblog just caught my eye because i’ve noticed a few more people thinking i’m a guy recently, and also because i find it odd to specifically refer to an anonymous writer by their gender unless you actually know for sure. especially in the context of tumblr, whose userbase is well over 50% women, plus a significant number of people with nonbinary gender identities. in tumblr fandom, the default assumption is that most people are female unless indicated otherwise, although obviously that particular post wasn’t fandom-related.
it’s a bummer to discover that my immediate guess was correct, and that person who reblogged me really was a misogynist who assumed i was male out of some weird subconscious belief that anyone writing seriously about a ~political topic~ must surely be a dude.
say goodbye to ur precious animes
First of all staff, the plural of anime is anime, no s.
Second of all, how the fuck could you do this? This just isn’t fair. You’re not even educated on anime (you don’t even know the plural..) and yet you’re just taking it away? Why don’t you watch some good anime. I’m sure you’ll change your mind.. Why don’t you try Neon Genesis Avengelion, or a classic like Free! (one of my personal faves)
shut up nerd
final halloween unfollower death toll: on balance, a mere THREE PEOPLE unfollowed me over the past day. well done, all.
Anonymous asked: You said in a post that you wanted to leave yourself to be devoured by ants, to be thrown in jail, etc. But even if you are saying it as a joke or not, please be okay.
i know you mean well here but i can’t help LOLing at this message. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND THOUGHTS!!! BUT THE REASON WHY I WANT TO BE DEVOURED BY ANTS AND THROWN INTO A LAVA PIT IS BECAUSE I’M A TRAGIC FANGIRL AND I’M VERY EXCITED ABOUT LOKI IN THOR: THE DARK WORLD!!
have we really reached the point where tumblr hyperbole requires a mental health check-in?? for future reference:
- whenever i say “im dying”, i’m not actually dying except in the sense that we are all slowly decaying corpses, animated by stardust and caffeinated beverages.
- when i say “kill me now”, i’m not actually issuing a direct order for you all to track me down on googlemaps and murder me in my sleep. in fact, if any of you are in an Ella Enchanted situation right now, here is a blanket order NOT TO KILL ME even if i say so lol.
- when i say “lol” i’m not really laughing out loud. it’s 2013, “lol” is now punctuation.
- ditto “crol”. i am not actually crying and laughing simultaneously because someone did something silly on tumblr.
- when i say i’m “screaming”, what i’m really doing is sitting silently in front of my laptop and typing.
- looking at pictures of tom hiddleston does not seriously make me want to set my hair on fire and leap into the ocean. i have no real desire to be thrown in jail for the thoughtcrime of reblogging GIFs of norse gods.
- i have never actually ground a valium into a martini, even during moments of great emotional stress such as watching the latest marvel movie trailer.
Dear Tumblr, tonight I’m doing a panel on fandom—at Tumblr!
Hi, Tumblr! I’m very excited and nervous because tonight Tumblr’s invited me to sit on a panel about marketing to fandom, featuring marketing and social media execs from HBO and Nickelodeon.
I’m really honored and happy to be asked, and I hope I will represent the fandom perspective well.
Is there anything you’d like Tumblr and the marketing types who’ll be present to know about what your hopes/fears/wishes/expectations are for TPTB that step around the fourth wall?
pro = good
con = bad
wake up america
If “pro” is the opposite of “con”, what’s the opposite of “progress”?