One of the best moments of my childhood.
ZERO HAD ZERO FUCKS
I can’t even tell you how excited I was that they turned this book into a movie and it was good
I literally have absolutely no complaints with the movie at all. Once, my friend and I did comparisons from the book and the movie, and we found the only major difference was the fact that Stanley wasn’t heavy set when he arrived at the camp in the movie. The majority of the script is raw quotations from the book.
This is my favorite book to movie adaptation and it did everything Percy Jackson, Inkheart, and The Golden Compass didn’t.
yesss this was such a good book and film
And the only reason Stanely wasn’t heavy set was because in the book he loses tons of weight and eventually ends up being almost thin. The director said he didn’t want to force an adolescent boy to lose weight on such a quick filming schedule, and L’bouf’s audition was so spot on, that they decided to go with a thinner Stanely from the beginning
There’s something really special about lil nas x being like “subtext? No. Old town road is literally about riding horses. If I was going to write a song about riding dick, like. Trust me. You’d know” and then he did
God this again??? Anybody with functional ears can tell that Old Town Road is about that cowboy life, and yeah that includes adultery with more than just subtext of bisexuality lmao
*slowly dreading reading the ending to Steel Ball Run*
Headcanon that in the modern!AU, sometimes Johnny gets so worked up about talking about discourse (political or otherwise) that he makes vague meme threats on social media when he’s absolutely fed up with seeing it. He means it as a joke though, and the others know it. For example:
Johnny: If I catch any of y’all motherfuckers bringin’ that bullshit discourse ‘round here again, it will be *on sight*
Ok but, I’m imagining an Avatar The Last Airbender AU like thing where all the JoJos are the incarnations of the Avatars over centuries or such. And idk I kinda imagine the current JoJo (let’s say Jocelyn) asking the spirits of the other JoJos for advice about how to deal with the Big Bad™ goes kinda like how Aang talks to Kyoshi when Jocelyn talks with Johnny:
Jocelyn: I don’t know what I should do about the villain! Please help?
Johnny: Just kill the motherfucker.
At first, I wondered what people meant by “President Valentine has done some fucked up things”
telling stories is hard, no matter the shape it has: writing, filmmaking, painting, drawing. creative story telling is hard
so be kind to yourself and be proud for getting your story out there, no matter what stage it’s in, even if it’s still a fragment of your imagination
Thank you OP!
Huh. I guess I was told “no” one too many times until I just stopped asking and learned to do without
Ok but like Spirited Away Gyjo AU in which they actually met when they were kids but didn’t realize it right away. Johnny was just a kid and fell off the side of a boat into a river and would normally drown, but Gyro, a dragon who is also a resident river spirit, ferries Johnny to shore and saves his life. They don’t meet until way later on when both of them are trapped across the bridge into the spirit world where Johnny learns the value of hard work and has to break the curse held over both himself and on Gyro to set them both free.
Idk man, I’m thinking that Joseph could’ve died in the Colosseum where he was trapped and forced to fight hordes of enemies when the gate closed. Caesar was stuck outside and couldn’t find a way in, and when Joseph was speared and stabbed over and over again, it was too late to save him, and so he had to run away and preserve his own life.
This flashes back to him when he visits the ruined Colosseum 100 years later with Gyro and Jocelyn with the mission of putting Jocelyn through another so-called “Zeppeli Trial” in which Jocelyn has to defeat the lynel and the other monsters and collect their elemental weapons for their next lesson. The gate at this time had been completely destroyed and removed, and while Gyro and Caesar argue about the trial (Caesar relives that moment he saw Joseph die and refuses to see Jocelyn suffer the same fate), Jocelyn just strooooooolls into the Colosseum and faces down the lynel.
It’s nerve-wracking but reassuring when they see Jocelyn take down the lynel and climb the steps to take out the audience of monsters. Caesar and Gyro follow close behind to be the “Zeppeli safety net” if things go sour, but fortunately, Jocelyn takes their time and clears the Colosseum of all monsters, collects their elemental weapons, and drops them at the Zeppelis’ feet.
Hey, I actually lost a bit of weight in the past two months. I lost nearly 4 pounds by doing absolutely nothing special lmao
how do ao3 fans rationalize the fact that in spite of them consistently making 5x their goal every donation drive, the site is virtually unchanged since its inception and has been in beta for 12 fucking years
ao3 doesn’t make money off of ads which are what pay for 90% of other websites. you don’t want ads on ao3. ads mean the sponsor gets to dictate what kind of content they want their ads paired with, and who they want to see their ads. this is why youtube, for instance, is so heavily censored, and why facebook can collect so much data on you as a user
their donation drive earnings are pennies compared to what it costs to run other websites with a comparable amount of users. their latest drive is sitting at 220k which is NOTHING when you’re talking about cloud data servers. facebook spends 3.2 billion *in a single quarter* on servers
they also have an entire post with a breakdown of their budget here if you’re curious
ao3 has a very refined search system that has been tweaked and modified over the years. posting and searching for fanfiction back in the fanfiction.net/livejournal days was very much the wild west. you can now easily find a well-tagged fic for any pairing or fandom you want in under five minutes. you don’t have to worry that it’s going to get removed because the platform has suddenly decided to ban all adult content.
i’m not an ‘ao3 fan’ because being a fan of a website is weird, but i remember what it was like before. this is better
Has it occurred that perhaps the reason it appears ‘virtually unchanged since its inception’ is a feature rather than a flaw?
Think about how many times Tumblr has fucked with something on the back end or even UI and it has HORRIBLY broken this cursed site. Now compare that to AO3, which is one of the most stable fucking web archives I have ever come across and I’ve been doing this internet thing for oh, a couple decades. Sure, it goes down occasionally when there’s an issue that needs fixing (which they always do ASAP), or they suddenly get a craptonne of increased traffic (which, it’s pretty ridiculous to get angry at someone for not being able to predict a surge in readership), but they always get on the issue as soon as humanly possible.
I am completely okay with them not changing up features all the time and potentially breaking shit left right and center in some ill-advised attempt to draw a few more eyeballs for ‘aesthetics’ or some finagled feature.
I’m also really okay with them not constantly changing features ala Tumblr. Remember when they swapped the post and delete buttons? Remember any of the multitudes of site-breaking ‘features’ they have introduced throughout multiple administrations?
Yeah, I’m pretty okay with AO3 *appearing* to be unchanged for 12 years because it tells me one really important thing: they’re doing a bloody good job. If they really had not done anything and made no improvements over their lifetime, that site would be broken dozens of times over, and unusable. But it’s not. As the internet and demands and changes have occurred, they have kept pace and maintained a very stable and reliable platform.
Stable & reliable > new features. Any damn day of the week in my book, but that’s just opinion that no one asked for.
Oh don’t keep these in the tags love they are spot on!
#way too many of y'all have no idea how much stuff costs#i work in a medium-sized organization with its own servers#and tech support for those servers supports at *least* 5 *full time* positions for people who are *extremely* highly trained#these are not entry level positions#each of those people is salaried at between 60-160k#that’s JUST the support not the servers themselves#A03 does incredible fucking things on PEANUTS#and y'all bitch every gd year#the site is accessible#easy to search#easy to filter#you can customize it a ton#jesus christ please shut up until you know something about large scale operating costs#not to mention? They LISTEN TO THEIR USER BASE when the last time twitter or facebook did something#that the userbase wanted? literally never. not once.
Go check out my new Gyjo fic: “Where the River Lies” on Ao3!!!
Characters: Gyro Zeppeli and Johnny Joestar
Ship: Gyjo (Gyro x Johnny)
Rating: Teen and Up
Tags: Dragon!AU, childhood friends, friends to lovers, friendship, romance, angst, hurt/comfort, emotional, family, some fluff, drunken kissing, surprise kissing, eventual romance, drama, canon disabled character, boys trying to figure each other out and being playful
Fiction length: 22,833 words
Chapters: Just one!
Summary: Dragons and humans are two races that should not coexist. The dragons of the mountains often hunt the humans of the prairie, as Nature intended. But two boys, one from each faction, never got that memo. Instead of the fear and hatred their parents tried to groom into them, boyhood curiosity motivated Gyro and Johnny to figure each other out. A friendship that bloomed in the spring and summer held the potential of unlocking a new beginning for both of their families, if only they take a brave step forward.
So I was thinking: you know how in the JoJo canon, Caesar sacrificed his life to help Joseph and give him the power that he needed to defeat Wham of the Pillar Men?
So in this jjbaxzelda AU, what if the roles were reversed? That is, when Joseph meets his end against the onslaught of Guardians and monsters and the like, he distracts them until right up until his very last breath to give Caesar enough time to escape. Like, the two had been assigned this very dangerous and borderline suicidal mission to defeat powerful monsters and swarms of Guardians and of course things go awry so they have to abort and retreat. Joseph suggests that he’ll fight the monsters by himself to buy Caesar enough time to get away, but ofc that only pisses Caesar off and the two have quite the argument.
In the end, Joseph forces Caesar to run by pushing him away beyond a gate just before it closes or something. But Caesar doesn’t run away at first–instead, he tugs and tugs at the iron bars of the gate, trying to break through to get to Joseph as the armies of monsters closes in. Alas, it’s useless: Joseph fights the monsters and lasts for sometime, but one of them sticks him with a spear from behind then the others pile on, and Caesar watches with horror, screaming in anguish too, as Joseph is stabbed to death.
A century later, and the image and sounds still haunt Caesar. He had survived by tearing himself away from the gate when he saw the life leave Joseph’s body. And he vowed on his name as a Zeppeli to not allow the same fate befall Jocelyn, the last of the Joestars.
Yesterday I confused a friend because I called him sir and he was like ??? why are you calling me sir we’re friends? And i had to explain that sir is not a word its a feeling. my mac shutting down for no reason is sir. My cat is sir. My pair of jeans is sir. An email that finds me unwell is sir. Two bugs outside my window are sirs.
- sir please stop eating plastic
- sir do you really have to do this right now
- sir *intense stare*
- my good sir stop that right now
- sir why are you just standing in the way
- (warningly) sir…
- please listen to me sir
- (tiredly) sir please.