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Hi! You have reached the tumblr of Mop, eighteen, ex-IB student, New Zealander and professional procrastinator. She/her pronouns, please! Currently going to Otago University and still married to my work, but also take part in various musical activities, often with varying degrees of success. May not have time to post very often, but will do the best I can. Homestuck retired. Currently VERY into The Posterchildren and some DC comics, particularly the batfam, but am also interested in most areas of history, some animes and various other webcomics. I hope you enjoy!


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Two guys dancing El Tango de Roxanne

Dat. Finale.

I- I just- Holy shit.

This is…. this is unbelievable. 

perfection

NO BUT THIS IS LITERALLY ONE OF THE MOST COMPLICATED DANCES I’VE EVER SEEN AND THEY MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY

Holy shit.

I wanna send this to SYTYCD people like whoa

HOLY SHIT! I was expecting it to be good from the comments, but this actually blew my mind!

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So Cyan launched their Obduction Kickstarter today, and I’ve been lucky enough to be helping them out behind the scenes for the past couple of months.  This is the first piece of mine that’s been released publicly and, seeing how apparently EVERYONE IN THE MYST FANDOM positively identified this as my work, I figured I might as well just post it outright. :P

Go support the Kickstarter if you can!  It’s going to be a pretty amazing project to keep tabs on.

-C

Gorgeous, a must-back project!

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Beautiful Souldier is a LGBTQ and minority focused YA novel I’ve been working on, taking inspiration from magical girls - from Sailor Moon to Revolutionary Girl Utena to Puella Magi Madoka Magica - and Super Sentai/Kamen Rider, as well as the Persona series of video games - and I’d like to get it printed! But it’s only possible with your help! Any backing, signal boosting, and reblogging you can do would be a huge help!
READ MORE AND CHECK OUT THE PROJECT HERE! The contribute button is just to the right of the top image!
Character art by ohcorny !

spacetwinks:

Beautiful Souldier is a LGBTQ and minority focused YA novel I’ve been working on, taking inspiration from magical girls - from Sailor Moon to Revolutionary Girl Utena to Puella Magi Madoka Magica - and Super Sentai/Kamen Rider, as well as the Persona series of video games - and I’d like to get it printed! But it’s only possible with your help! Any backing, signal boosting, and reblogging you can do would be a huge help!

READ MORE AND CHECK OUT THE PROJECT HEREThe contribute button is just to the right of the top image!

Character art by ohcorny !

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It’s kind of been a while, but after Grinder came out, I saw someone wondering why Roz and Mal didn’t turn up to Ernest’s birthday. That’s a pretty valid question, but I think I can make an attempt at answering it.

Okay, so Mal’s kind of a dumbass about feelings, right? And there were kind of a series of things which had happened pretty recently which, as we find out later, had kind of made him doubt whether Roz and Ernest still consider him friends or not, namely:

  • His dad. From what I can see, all the Underwoods have always been very aware of how other people see them. By the time Corbin Underwood died, Foundation saw him as a vigilante and and enemy. We know that people back in Foundation kind of saw him as tainted by association, and, rationally or not, he probably thought that Roz and Ernest might too.
  • His score. Mal puts a lot of emphasis on grades and stuff, as we well know, and I’m also pretty sure that both Roz and Ernest got really high scores, so he would have projected his own mindset onto them and decided that they would think less of him for his 67.
  • At that point, the three of them had kind of been avoiding one another, intentionally or not, since the beginning of the school year. Roz had been pretty busy with Jack, Ernest had been trying to give Mal space, and Mal hadn’t been sure where he stood with either of them, so he hadn’t really approached them.
  • Shortly after the new year started, Ernest started spending quite a bit of time with June and Maks, which, combined with the above, probably didn’t help matters
  • Mal hates change. Roz and Ernest had both changed quite a bit since he last saw them - Ernest had suddenly turned into a strapping hunk of American beefcake, Roz had started going out with boys - so it probably wasn’t too much of a stretch for him to wonder whether their feelings towards him would have changed too

So, that’s Mal. I’m not entirely sure what would have been happening with Roz, but she’s had her hands full with Jack as it is, and Kitty has said that her taking Jack off his medication will have consequences, so I’m going to guess at serious Jack-related things for now. It seems pretty out of character for her to forget Ernest’s birthday otherwise

anyway. I’m pretty sure that Kitty will resolve this issue in Retcons, but until then. thoughts.

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BEAUTIFUL SOULDIER CHARACTER PROFILE #2
Name: Amelia Maxwell
Power: Generation and control of electricity, to great degrees.
Weapon: Knuckles.
Personality: The way Amelia sees things, if something’s not challenging you, don’t sweat the effort on it. Save it for the things that actually give you headaches. Which, having the natural knack for fighting that she does, means she’s not practicing boxing or muay thai or whatever martial art has grabbed her attention lately in her off time too much - and probably won’t till she loses a match, which doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon.
While Gloria is filled up with fire and piss and vinegar, willing to take on just about anyone at a moment’s notice, Amelia, despite her talents in beating people up, is the more easy going of the two. As best friends, they fill each other out, in ways. When Gloria needs someone she can confide in, vent to, let out the boiling anger inside of her, Amelia is right there for her, patient, listening, supportive. And when Amelia slacks on things that Gloria knows she could be even better at, Amelia’s got the fire in her to push her, get her on track to realizing her potential. Gloria has incredible discipline, Amelia’s got incredible natural talent. And the two are the closest of friends.
Growing up together, going everywhere together, Amelia has stood fast with Gloria, no matter what, from elementary school on up - leading to both of them having something of a track record of fights, on school grounds and off. With little to no patience for bullies or bullshit, the two of them defended and protected each other through thick and thin. While Amelia may be more apt to let things slide off her own back, she doesn’t tolerate her friend being threatened or attacked - and comes at those who try with all seriousness.
Amelia doesn’t know where she’d be without Gloria, and the story is much the same the other way. And it’s understanding that keeps the two of them tied closely together. They work for the best from each other, and don’t condescend to one another. Amelia doesn’t want to go into any world where her friend isn’t happy and healthy in it.
Transformed into a Beautiful Souldier with the arrival of the first true Beast, Amelia and Gloria form a powerful duo to take on whatever the Other World throws at them.
SUPPORT BEAUTIFUL SOULDIER HERE!
Character art by ohcorny !

spacetwinks:

BEAUTIFUL SOULDIER CHARACTER PROFILE #2

Name: Amelia Maxwell

Power: Generation and control of electricity, to great degrees.

Weapon: Knuckles.

Personality: The way Amelia sees things, if something’s not challenging you, don’t sweat the effort on it. Save it for the things that actually give you headaches. Which, having the natural knack for fighting that she does, means she’s not practicing boxing or muay thai or whatever martial art has grabbed her attention lately in her off time too much - and probably won’t till she loses a match, which doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon.

While Gloria is filled up with fire and piss and vinegar, willing to take on just about anyone at a moment’s notice, Amelia, despite her talents in beating people up, is the more easy going of the two. As best friends, they fill each other out, in ways. When Gloria needs someone she can confide in, vent to, let out the boiling anger inside of her, Amelia is right there for her, patient, listening, supportive. And when Amelia slacks on things that Gloria knows she could be even better at, Amelia’s got the fire in her to push her, get her on track to realizing her potential. Gloria has incredible discipline, Amelia’s got incredible natural talent. And the two are the closest of friends.

Growing up together, going everywhere together, Amelia has stood fast with Gloria, no matter what, from elementary school on up - leading to both of them having something of a track record of fights, on school grounds and off. With little to no patience for bullies or bullshit, the two of them defended and protected each other through thick and thin. While Amelia may be more apt to let things slide off her own back, she doesn’t tolerate her friend being threatened or attacked - and comes at those who try with all seriousness.

Amelia doesn’t know where she’d be without Gloria, and the story is much the same the other way. And it’s understanding that keeps the two of them tied closely together. They work for the best from each other, and don’t condescend to one another. Amelia doesn’t want to go into any world where her friend isn’t happy and healthy in it.

Transformed into a Beautiful Souldier with the arrival of the first true Beast, Amelia and Gloria form a powerful duo to take on whatever the Other World throws at them.

SUPPORT BEAUTIFUL SOULDIER HERE!

Character art by ohcorny !

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BEAUTIFUL SOULDIER PROFILE #1
Name: Gloria Paulson
Power: Control and creation of fire and flame.
Weapon: The Flamberge.
The short version: Gloria breathed out, then swallowed back. “I think, if I’m going to try and survive this world, I’d rather be angry. Or maybe, I need to be,” She’d continue, with a quiet, contemplative push around her words. “I’m going to die one day. I’d rather it be on my terms. On my feet.”
The long version: Gloria Paulson is only 15 years old. She’s a young, black, queer trans woman. And because of all these parts of her, she is a 15 year old who is hyper-aware of her odds in the world. Her odds of having a good life, or having a long life. She knows the numbers, she knows the facts, and she knows all the kinds of dominant attitudes the world has about her.
Instead of this weight of the world crushing Gloria underneath its gravity, it fills her with a burning well of anger, that starts in her stomach and her heart, then flooding out to her fingertips and lips. To the pupils of her eyes and in the grit of her teeth. To her, if the world, if people, were intent on holding her down, then instead of letting it defeat her, she wanted to do whatever it took to stand on her ground, and take life on her terms, for as long as she could manage. Just because the world was going to hurt her, didn’t mean she had to sit there quietly and take it.
To that end, she spent the previous year working out, privately, at Noon’s 24 hour gym, developing the muscle, the body, the kind of strength that would demand respect. Or, at the least, would protect her. It was both a personal statement, made with her own body, as well as wanting practical defense against any threat that would crop up.
Her longest, oldest friend, and at this point in her life, only friend, Amelia Maxwell, has been with her through thick and thin. Having grown up together since they were only five, the two of them are nigh-inseparable, and have gotten into their share of scraps, always willing to throw down to defend each other - which has gotten them in a fair amount of trouble with schools and parents. Gloria is the more hot blooded of the two, but when she’s alone with her friend, she’s far more relaxed, feeling safe, comfortable, and able to say whatever’s on her mind, or vent out the events of the day. And she does the same for Amelia, and pushes her on to be a better, stronger, fighter. The two are the best listeners and defenders for each other either could think of or want.
Gloria is the first of the modern wave of Beautiful Souldiers, discovering the egg-shaped white gate into the other world, which empowers and transforms her… as well as unleashes the first monster to assault the world, for reasons unknown.
By becoming a Beautiful Souldier, and soon, the leader of them, Gloria discovers a power within herself to not only save the world, but to completely transform her own life within it.
Art by ohcorny !
SUPPORT THE BEAUTIFUL SOULDIER PROJECT HERE!

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BEAUTIFUL SOULDIER PROFILE #1

Name: Gloria Paulson

Power: Control and creation of fire and flame.

Weapon: The Flamberge.

The short versionGloria breathed out, then swallowed back. “I think, if I’m going to try and survive this world, I’d rather be angry. Or maybe, I need to be,” She’d continue, with a quiet, contemplative push around her words. “I’m going to die one day. I’d rather it be on my terms. On my feet.”

The long version: Gloria Paulson is only 15 years old. She’s a young, black, queer trans woman. And because of all these parts of her, she is a 15 year old who is hyper-aware of her odds in the world. Her odds of having a good life, or having a long life. She knows the numbers, she knows the facts, and she knows all the kinds of dominant attitudes the world has about her.

Instead of this weight of the world crushing Gloria underneath its gravity, it fills her with a burning well of anger, that starts in her stomach and her heart, then flooding out to her fingertips and lips. To the pupils of her eyes and in the grit of her teeth. To her, if the world, if people, were intent on holding her down, then instead of letting it defeat her, she wanted to do whatever it took to stand on her ground, and take life on her terms, for as long as she could manage. Just because the world was going to hurt her, didn’t mean she had to sit there quietly and take it.

To that end, she spent the previous year working out, privately, at Noon’s 24 hour gym, developing the muscle, the body, the kind of strength that would demand respect. Or, at the least, would protect her. It was both a personal statement, made with her own body, as well as wanting practical defense against any threat that would crop up.

Her longest, oldest friend, and at this point in her life, only friend, Amelia Maxwell, has been with her through thick and thin. Having grown up together since they were only five, the two of them are nigh-inseparable, and have gotten into their share of scraps, always willing to throw down to defend each other - which has gotten them in a fair amount of trouble with schools and parents. Gloria is the more hot blooded of the two, but when she’s alone with her friend, she’s far more relaxed, feeling safe, comfortable, and able to say whatever’s on her mind, or vent out the events of the day. And she does the same for Amelia, and pushes her on to be a better, stronger, fighter. The two are the best listeners and defenders for each other either could think of or want.

Gloria is the first of the modern wave of Beautiful Souldiers, discovering the egg-shaped white gate into the other world, which empowers and transforms her… as well as unleashes the first monster to assault the world, for reasons unknown.

By becoming a Beautiful Souldier, and soon, the leader of them, Gloria discovers a power within herself to not only save the world, but to completely transform her own life within it.

Art by ohcorny !

SUPPORT THE BEAUTIFUL SOULDIER PROJECT HERE!

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Beautiful Souldier is a LGBTQ and minority focused YA novel I’ve been working on, taking inspiration from magical girls - from Sailor Moon to Revolutionary Girl Utena to Puella Magi Madoka Magica - and Super Sentai/Kamen Rider, as well as the Persona series of video games - and I’d like to get it printed! But it’s only possible with your help! Any backing, signal boosting, and reblogging you can do would be a huge help!
READ MORE AND CHECK OUT THE PROJECT HERE! The contribute button is just to the right of the top image!
Character art by ohcorny !

4 more days to go on the campaign, and it still need about 500 more dollars to be funded! Please contribute if you can, and if not, signal boost it!

spacetwinks:

Beautiful Souldier is a LGBTQ and minority focused YA novel I’ve been working on, taking inspiration from magical girls - from Sailor Moon to Revolutionary Girl Utena to Puella Magi Madoka Magica - and Super Sentai/Kamen Rider, as well as the Persona series of video games - and I’d like to get it printed! But it’s only possible with your help! Any backing, signal boosting, and reblogging you can do would be a huge help!

READ MORE AND CHECK OUT THE PROJECT HEREThe contribute button is just to the right of the top image!

Character art by ohcorny !

4 more days to go on the campaign, and it still need about 500 more dollars to be funded! Please contribute if you can, and if not, signal boost it!

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