shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Madotsuki :: Blood on Her Hands)
I don't know when I'm loading the Realmscon photos, since I don't have a cable for my phone yet. So instead, let's talk about Undertale.

I did both peace and genocide runs. I'm going to go indeph in spoilers into this, and Undertale is the kind of game you should NOT be spoiled for. So... play it first, okay? Then come back and hear me cry.

Inside the labyrinth walls, there lies a tiny child who sleeps alone )

And this child I will destroy if you try to set her free )

I recommend playing the peace run, then if you're wondering THAT much about the genocide route, you can play it up to a point... THEN FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP AND RESET BEFORE YOU FACE ASGORE. That way, you'll get all the extra dialogue about what you've done that round for the next playthrough, but still have a chance to redeem yourself. You can always watch the genocide ending on Youtube. Listen to people when they say personally beating the genocide run will ruin the best ending forever. Not just in a metaphorical/psychological sense. It literally WILL.
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Sir Aaron/Lucario :: Epilogue)
The Lucario movie is quietly celebrating its tenth anniversary.

My bad mood is dissipated.

Happy 10th, Sir Aaron & Lucario. Make this honeymoon especially special! ♥
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Grover :: Monsters)
Remember that one quote by J.K. Rowling? Let me tweak it a bit: "If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his NOTP and its shippers, not his OTP and their shippers.

You know what? I've been keeping this bottled for a while. I've spoken with close friends about it, and they made me feel better enormously, so I thought that was the end of that. But I might as well tell you what happened, DW and LJ.

So, there's these two artists who are twins in the Earthbound fandom who draw for an obscure pairing: Jeff/Poo. They've put a lot of thought into their headcanon (Jeff and Poo would eventually raise a couple Mr. Saturns), their art is cute, and their smut is tasteful. Unfortunately, there's a reason I don't follow them on tumblr and separate their art from them as people. And it looks like that reason won't be changing anytime soon.

Ladies and Gentlemen? This is how NOT to react to your NOTP. )

tl;dr: I'm a horrible, dirty Jeff/Tony shipper, and putting Tony in art (especially with Jeff) is offensive, because HE'S EVERYWHEEEEEERE OMG.

Anyway, off to feed the campus cats. They'll cheer me up.
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (John :: Derptastic)
It's that time again! Time to MST more crappypastas! :D This time, we'll be looking at "Starfox 6664", a pasta so over-the-top that after it was featured on Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime, it was moved to the Trollpasta wiki. Boy, this should be fun! :D

Can't let you brew that, Starbucks! )
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Karkat :: Pchoo)
Black Swan and Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure have a demented baby together.

I've uploaded fanvids to YouTube before, but they all got deleted due to copyright complaints and I had to make a new account. Let's see if this one's any luckier.

Additional Notes, nomnomnom. )
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Mami :: Relaxed)
Last night I finished reading "Madoka Magica: A Different Story." Or as I call it, "Puella Magi Mami Magica."

Spoilers for the entire series, of course. Look at all the Mami feels, they're falling from the sky! )

I think I ship Mami/Kyouko now. And Mami/Kyouko/Sayaka. And a Madoka/Homura/Mami/Kyouko/Sayaka OT5.

Basically, if you're a fan of Madoka Magica, I highly recommend ADS. It can all be read at mangafox when you've got spare time, nomnomnom. :)
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Chirin :: Counting Bodies Like Sheep...)
Save the Pearls Controversy

Dear friggin' god, it's amazing how ignorant wannabe authors can be. If you're going to tackle a topic like racism, do so with the care and sensitivity it needs. Good intent is not enough if you cannot be mature about the subject matter, and the lack of knowledge and courtesy makes your work just as problematic and offensive as those that are openly and intentionally racist.

And using blackface to advertise your book? Really?

shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Rarity :: Wangst)
One of the Fifty Shades fans said that the last book she read was a SparkNotes book for a college course...and that was fifteen years ago. "Reading is hard," she told me. "There are so many long words. Like 'beautiful.' It doesn't look like it sounds. I hate words like that, and they're everywhere. Fifty Shades is easy to read. And if I don't understand something, I can skip it and not feel like I'm missing anything important. With most books, you can't do that. I have to skip because I don't understand the words, and then I lose track of the story."

After I pulled my jaw up off the floor, I asked her why she didn't look up the words that she didn't understand in a print or an online dictionary.

"That's too hard."

After some conversation, she admitted that looking up the words wasn't the problem; understanding the definitions was. I said that there were dictionaries that had definitions for kids (Merriam-Webster) or in simple language. She just shook her head. It was too hard. Too much effort. And she didn't really want to know what words meant THAT badly. She was just going to stick to "skippable" books like Fifty Shades. "All books should be like that, don't you think?"

Let me guess. Dr. Seuss books are too hard for her to read because they have long and difficult words like "wonderful" or "balancing."

You know what's worse than stupid people? Stupid people who want to stay stupid and make no effort to better themselves because they don't care.

shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Princess Luna :: Fun Has Been Doubled)
Guys, I have written the hottest Grimsley/Marshal smutfic in the entire universe. You just have to believe me. Behold the sexiness!

The Best Grimsley/Marshal Fanfic in the Entire World (NSFW, contains hardcore BDSM!) )
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (PikAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)
God, reading Dorian Gray after finishing 50 Shades is like playing Earthbound after beating Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

To say it AVGN-style: "I've got something to blow the lid off the crap barrel. Time to flick the shit switch, turn up the diarrhea dial! IT'S 50 SHADES OF GREY!! Yeah! We're living on the edge! More like living on a prayer! I'm begging you, don't read 50 Shades of Grey. To read this shit is to be on the receiving end of punishment! ...And not the good kind."

Copy-pasting my review from GoodReads. )

Here's a treat for my LJ/DW followers... my laundry list of the Inner Goddess's activities and more abused repetitions.

This'll make your heads spin. )
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (PikAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)
“Do you want to sit?”
I nod, and he takes my hand and leads me to the large off-white couch. As I sit, I’m struck by the fact that I feel like Tess Durbeyfield looking at the new house that belongs to the notorious Alec D’Urberville. The thought makes me smile.
“What’s so amusing?” He sits down beside me, turning to face me. He rests his head on his right hand, his elbow propped on the back of the couch.
“Why did you give me Tess of the D’Urbervilles specifically?” I ask. Christian stares at me for a moment. I think he’s surprised by my question.
“Well, you said you liked Thomas Hardy.”
“Is that the only reason?” Even I can hear the disappointment in my voice. His mouth presses into a hard line.
“It seemed appropriate. I could hold you to some impossibly high ideal like Angel Clare or debase you completely like Alec D’Urberville,” he murmurs, and his gray eyes flash dark and dangerous.
“If there are only two choices, I’ll take the debasement.” I whisper, gazing at him. My subconscious is staring at me in awe. He gasps.

I don't think "debasement" means what you think it means, Ana.

“Anastasia, stop biting your lip, please. It’s very distracting. You don’t know what you’re saying.”
“That’s why I’m here.”
He frowns.
“Yes. Would you excuse me a moment?” He disappears through a wide doorway on the far side of the room. He’s gone for a couple of minutes and returns with a document.
“This is a non-disclosure agreement.” He shrugs and has the grace to look a little embarrassed. “My lawyer insists on it.” He hands it to me. I’m completely bemused. “If you’re going for option two, debasement, you’ll need to sign this.”
“And if I don’t want to sign anything?”
“Then it’s Angel Clare high ideals, well, for most of the book anyway.”
“What does this agreement mean?”
“It means you cannot disclose anything about us. Anything, to anyone.”
I stare at him in disbelief. Holy shit. It’s bad, really bad, and now I’m very curious to know.
“Okay. I’ll sign.”
He hands me a pen.
“Aren’t you even going to read it?”


Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiit's official. Bella Swan has more common sense than her ripoff.
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Shaymin & Skymin)
So I was wandering the National Park, minding my business and headbutting trees with my Slowpoke, King of Pants. When suddenly, a golden owl fell out of the trees...

Shiny Hoothoot is the first legitimate shiny I've captured since Psyduck in the original Gold version. ;;

I named her Minerva~ ♥
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (PikAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)
So I'm reading the comments on a page to some random yaoi comic:

"it's like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde"
"If that is a yaoi, I must see."
"Hahaha no, It's an old story about a scientist (Dr. Jekyll) who makes a potion that is supposed to make him stronger/smarter etc. But insted it turns him into a really evil monster (Mr. Hyde) and while Jekyll is a really good guy, when he transforms into Hyde he can't control himself and goes on a rampage. It's usually used to describe people who seem to have two opposite personalities. A yaoi version of this might be...interesting...though :/"

My jaw dropped.

People... don't know... the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. "What's that? It sounds like yaoi!"

Maybe it's a case of someone asking if there's Jekyll/Hyde yaoi. But that's me trying to be hopeful. :(

brb headdesking
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Madotsuki/Masada :: Tears)
Puri decided to quit delaying the torture and get "Thumbelina" out of the way. While it's Idiot Plot Central, I surprisingly liked it better than "The Pebble and the Penguin." A certain song called "Let Me Be Your Wings" helps like... a whole friggin' lot. Especially since it's the best song (hell, thing) in the entire damn film. Even if it is a ripoff of "A Whole New World", it still gives me warm gooey fangirl feelings in all the right ways. So yeah, I genuinely love that song. ;; As for my thoughts on the infamous "Marry the Mole"... let's say that after I've been exposed to an atrocity like Hot Problems, I've been desensitized from the worst Barry Manilow had to throw at me from that film.

Now that I've gotten those two 90s Bluth films out of the way, that leaves me room to watch quality movies, particularly a certain obscure gem that's been recommended to me... "The Sea Prince and Fire Child"/"The Legend of Sirius" made by Sanrio, the same studio who brought you the Unico movies and "Ringing Bell."

"Sea Prince and Fire Child" is the English dub, while "Legend of Sirius" is the Japanese version. I've watched both of them similtaneously and it's interesting to compare them. Some lines/scenes I liked better in the dub than the sub and vice versa. The dub does have its fair share of Narm, though. :P Only the sub has an opening and ending theme, while the dub is just instrumental. :o Shouldn't really matter which version you watch though.

Sea Prince and Fire Child: Part 1
The Legend of Sirius: Part 1

What's it about? It's loosely based off of "Romeo & Juliet", starring an Underwater Peter Pan and a Fiery Feferi.

Non-Spoiler Verdict: Oh my god. ALL. MY. FUCKING. FEELS.

AND THE SPOILER VERDICT. I don't think it needs a warning, but there's non-sexual boobs under the cut, just to be on the safe side. )
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (PikAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)
[community profile] fannish5: Five worst outfits you've ever seen on screen.

Hell, I'm just going with media in general. I don't consider myself a fashion expert, but boy, do some clothes rub me the wrong way...

1. Zero from the Shaymin/Giratina movie. There are a lot of ridiculous designs in Pokemon. Some of them you get used to. But I was never able to get over how hideous Zero's outfit is. Oops, I mean costume. But even if it was meant to be a costume, it fails at its purpose so fucking hard. This was supposed to look like Giratina? Except for the yellow spike thingees, it barely resembles Giratina at all! Yeah, last time I checked, Giratina was a gigantic puke-yellow worm with a couple black stripes on it. Seriously, if you want to cosplay Giratina, I've seen WAY better from gajinkas.

2. Tetsuo Nomura's designs can be summed up as this: BELTS AND ZIPPERS. BELTS AND ZIPPERS EVERYWHERE. And miniskirts and strips of cloth held together by MOAAAAAAAAAAAR BELTS!!11!1 They're ridiculous, but interesting in a train-wreck sort of way. It makes me glad I quit following the Final Fantasy series after X, though. :P I miss Yoshitaka Amano. :( Though if I had to pick one... this one has considerably less belts and zippers, but Rikku's X-2 outfit makes me feel uncomfortable.

3. The DC reboot of Starfire, Harley Quinn, and Amanda Waller. I know practically nothing of comics, but wow, this is degrading. This isn't just "DUR HUR HUR LET'S TURN THEM INTO SEX MACHINES", this is taking the characteristics of what made those three women so popular, then smashing them to smithereens and spitting on their graves. No wonder people are pissed off at DC. Okay, so my criticism of Waller comes from COMPLETE DESIGN UPHEAVAL rather than her clothes (though yeah, I just love how it's impossible for her to button up her shirt now), but my point on Harley and Starfire's "outfits" still stands.

4. I was never into Weiss Kreuz, so what little I know comes from mainly Jayden and my sister being a huge fan back in the day. Then I remembered Aya's sweater. Not only does it not look flattering on him, it's the color of burnt macaroni-and-cheese. I recognize this sweater, and not because it's attractive. Then... the Gluhen designs. Take the members of Weiss, for example. They went from looking like this to this. AAAAAAAAAAA MY EYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEESSSSS.

5. Thank god Ken Penders isn't in charge of the Archie Sonic comics anymore. 'Cause well... look at his rebooted designs for Lara-Su, Julie-Su, Lien-Da and Dimitri for his "Lara-Su Chronicles." DEAR GOD THE COLORS. WHY GOD WHY.
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Raggedy Ann :: On the Fence)
One day, I discovered a whole bunch of old Raggedy Ann Dell comics from 1946. I didn't expect them to be any good, let alone ever be able to find scans of them, but I liked a lot of the covers and thought the drawing style of the dolls was different, but enjoyable. Nice and simple. Cue me googling about and that's when I discovered several of the RA&A comic strips... specifically the ones by a man named John Stanley.

Rather than taking the sugary, cheery and moralistic route commonly associated with the dolls, Stanley's stories were... dark. And damn, I can whole-heartedly say they're actually pretty good.

Stanley puts these mild-mannered dolls through hellish scenarios in these 1949 stories. One might assume he disliked doing this series, and took it out on the cuddly-wuddly characters. Whatever the case, Stanley's Raggedy stories are the creepiest, most compelling comic book versions of this ever-popular licensed property.

Issue #32, 1949 - Did you know that eldritch abominations existed in the RA&A universe long before the Greedy in the 1977 movie? Meet the One-eyed Wobblies! You know what's a stupid thing to do when you meet an eldritch abomination? Kick dirt at their eyes. Raggedy Andy, you are Darwin's Next Tentacle Rape victim.

Issue #34, 1949 - I play drinking games with Raggedy Ann books, which includes instructions such as "Take a sip if Raggedy Ann & Andy stop to eat sweets with friends and woodland creatures, especially a mix of soda water/cream puffs/lady fingers." This comic deconstructs this device with a steamroller. Raggedy Ann & Andy get sick of eating candy, and fast. Also, the panel with Andy carving a slice out of a talking marzipan pig is one of the most disturbing things I've seen in a while. D:

Issue #35, 1949 - OM NOM NOM RAGDOLLS ARE DELICIOUS. Good ol' traditional fairy-tale danger in this one! For once Andy's got brain cells and fights to save himself and Ann, so major kudos to that. INTELLIGENT!ANDY IS SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO SEE MORE OFTEN, PLZ.

Issue #36, 1949 - Raggedy Ann & Andy DIE and become ghosts. Nope, I'm not kidding about this. Raggedy Andy is a brainless moron again and he shares pink phallic poisonous mushrooms with his hungry sister. They try to fly their way up to Heaven, and it turns out Heaven has its fair share of assholes, namely two cherubs that pluck all the feathers off the dolls' wings just for shits and giggles.

Issue #38, 1949 - The two living dolls ramble into a quiet existential hell--a highly symbolic castle not easily exited. It's a scenario worthy of mini-comix legend Steve Willis. The loose, spontaneous and quite pleasing artwork strongly shows Stanley's hand--in the layouts, if not in the finishes. At least it wasn't this castle. I'm kind of amazed Raggedy Andy and the 100-year-old man didn't die of dehydration. Pfft at Andy being pissy about his hat getting smushed. :P

In short, creative stuff! Short and worth looking at if you've got a spare couple seconds.

OT: While I was googling for Raggedy Ann stuff, a picture of Kyubey showed up on Image Search. Turns out it was me posting a macro on a friending meme while casually mentioning I was writing a novel about Ann & Andy. I wonder if it's saying something about me.
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Pinkamena :: BEN DROWNED)
Oh god oh god oh god. How did I go from researching sex this morning to being all "LULZ LET'S WATCH CREEPYPASTA"? With all that buildup of watching scary shit, Puri decided it wasn't a good idea to go to bed while it was dark. So she stays up all night. Which come to think of it, that might be a worse idea for two reasons: A. Don't want to lie in bed awake at midnight? Yeah, anywhere between 3-5 AM is sooooooooooo much better. B. Staying up late now reminds me of the Russian Sleep Experiment. Which I know is technically impossible and would only happen in a King/Lovecraftian short story or something, but still.

For some reason, suicidemouse.avi disturbs me. I know this "lost footage" is clearly bogus. I know it's a short clip looped over and over again by some guy at 4chan. I know the "creepy melody" at the beginning of the video is a short classical piece played in reverse. I know the screams and moaning come from L4D2 or something. But I still can't get over how unnerving the audio is. Just... brrr. The "music" and screams/static/gale blowing is what makes the video so uncomfortable for me. The footage could've easily been accompanied by something sad (if I hadn't known better, I could've easily applied Gary Jules' take on "Mad World.") but NOPE. The way the same six buildings distorts reminds me of a cross between Giygas's battle screen and the witch barriers in Madoka. Speaking of Madoka, it'd make sense if suicidemouse.avi was a witch barrier, and the guy driven to suicide was actually influenced by a Witch's Kiss. "Real suffering is not known", eh? Not unless you form a contract with Kyubey and become a magical girl, since "being meguca is suffering" and all that. Oh boy, and Mickey's face becomes a cloudy mess of nothing, and he's still walking. :/

And now, I'm hearing things, fuck. God, I'm too afraid to look up the pasta now even if it's just to check facts. hdjgskdg aaaaaaugh I looked up way too much creepypastas this round. Why do I do this to myself, wryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy D:
shamanicshaymin: Quote from Napstablook from Undertale (Madoka/Homura :: Arrow)
Dad and I caught up a lot in Maurice, and next time we're starting Part 4~ You know that feeling you get while you read a chapter that's got you excited and you're thinking, "...Whoa. I liked you before, book, and now this is reeeeeeally getting good! :o" That kind of... profoundness. That's Chapter 37 for me. (Me: "Wow, Maurice should've taken hypnotism earlier! :o He's way less of a jerk than he was earlier!") Dad seems to feel the same as I do, and oh boy oh boy oh boy~ ♥

Sara Jaye and I watched most of the Jirachi movie despite technical issues. We'll finish next time~

Meanwhile... I think I found my new favorite tumblr. (Magicastuck: a Homestuck AU in the Puella Magi Madoka Magica universe)

I'm in love with Rose's design from the banner, gdjksghskjdg.

Watch Dave's transformation sequence. Oh my god. Oh my fucking god. (Like/Reblog the original post here)

brb going to library


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