I know the popular fandom interpretation of Oliver is to make him Goth and I love that for him but I’m amusing myself rn by thinking of the idea of him like not necessarily even dressing that Goth but he just gives off so much Goth Energy anyway he’s just like Assigned Goth no matter how he appears
Like he could be walking around in a Hawaiian shirt and everyone’s just like OMG THIS HOT GOTH, he’s just minding his own business in sweats and it’s just like GOTH
Still thinking about how hilarious it is that Elias told them that killing him will kill everyone. Why doesn't every villain do this? Like, even if they're lying, the heros can't know for sure. There is no possible downside to this.
TMA beer good
I think I know what was going on with John's "Don't touch me!" in episode 187. I don't think it's precisely a trauma reaction, at least not one borne of his long, sad history of being physically hurt.
So we know the fearpocalypse feels good to John, right? However much he wishes it didn't?
He's said as much, and we see it slip out from time in time. His admiring awe in the Mortal Garden. His little edge of glee when he gets to confront one of the other avatars. (This isn't only a John thing, of course. This isn't John secretly having a sadistic personality. Jordan Kennedy goes through John's journey in miniature when John changes him into an avatar. To be an avatar is for others' pain to be your pleasure, no matter what kind of person you are.)
We don't have a concept of "sick (morally corrupt) pain" to parallel "sick pleasure." You don't like pain, you'd have avoided it if you could have, you're not responsible for it, no further soul-searching necessary. It hurts because it hurts.*
If I take a header down the stairs and bang myself up, I'll feel physically horrible, and I might feel stupid and clumsy and embarrassed, but I won't have to wonder whether the way I feel proves I'm evil.
If I see someone else take a fall and a laugh bursts out of me before I can stop myself? Before the thought of whether or not they're seriously hurt even registers? That's something that might make me look inward. I think everyone has the occasional momentary slip like that, and is able to breeze past it as not particularly meaningful. But if you were in a state of continuous pleasure due to others' suffering? That'd be confusing, disturbing, disgusting. That's not something that can be disavowed.
We see how Helen reacts. She can't get rid of the pleasure, so she gets rid of the parts of herself that are confused, disturbed, and disgusted by what she feels and does. That's not trivial; imo, the two Helens share nothing substantial at all. When season 5 Helen judges human Helen for being a Tory, it's kind of funny: human Helen probably didn't have the insight to know she was wrong, but if she had, she would have cared.
John holds onto guilt and misery because it means holding onto himself. It dulls the pleasure. Why not relax and just feel good? Because it'd be letting go of what makes him himself. A John who revels in others' suffering isn't John. He'd just be a guy who has the same scars, happens to like rum raisin, and says "good lord!"
To sum it up, I think John reacts with fury because being touched by a suffering person feels so good it threatens his grip on who he is.
*Yeah, I know pain can be a lot more complicated than that. I'd say "read 'pain' as a stimulus you want to stop," but by that definition, pleasure that causes enough moral distress *is* pain, and then I'd have to restructure my whole essay.
this is still a thing i PROMMY <3 i just have workkkk um. here’s some characters and stuff. there’s a cat too (there’s a CAT)
(on the last three images, the captions have the characters’ names!)
me: “yes i’m obsessed with kaleidotrope i can’t listen to anything else”
also me: listens to one mechs song “JONNY SIMS HI I LOVE YOUR SHOW IM GOING YO RELISTEN TO IT FOR THE FIFTH TIME”
Whenever I listen to the The Magnus Archives and one of the statement givers is implied to have died, standard fair, it brings me back to the motherf*cker in 'Do Not Open' who survives due to an unflappability and practicality so strong it even shocks Breekon & Hope.
Jon corruption arc, or “The tiger / He destroyed his cage / Yes / YES / The tiger is out”.
Mild s5 Spoilers But;;;
Its easier to find a color that isn’t in this drawing
Am I the only one that sorta researches a fandom I’m about to get into?
Like I know I’m gonna enjoy it but I wanna see how hyped I can make myself before I even start
what does it say about me when i say i simp for almost every character in the magnus archives besides some of the ,,, obvious? ones? like jared hopworth makes me want to hurl by the image i have in my head of him i can’t even lie, and ofc callum is fucking 12 so that’s a hard no but honestly?? everyone else???? i go bonkers.
found some bastards in my old sketchbook
I have. This one OC. I’ve had this one OC for years and years and years. Since I was 16 maybe even younger. This OC is sort of the personification of time, it’s a bit more complicated than that, but for the purposes of keeping this brief, she is the personification of time.
She’s also not the nicest person in the world, in fact, she is pretty much the villain of the story (at least in the first book). Her biggest thing is that she’s manipulative. Very, deeply manipulative. She thinks it’s all for a good purposes, she’s very “ends justify the means” type but her manipulation winds up getting several people killed and it is not an accident. So since she is not very nice, and associated with time, and a saying is “The Threads of Time” I thought “Hey, lets make her associated with spiders” cause they’re creepy and threads and cool symbolism. Spiders!
And she can do this thing where she can control people, sort of, by “pulling on their thread” in the “web of time.” That’s not exactly how it works but it is basically explained that way. She can alter fates this way, it’s a whole thing.
And this story, the story she’s from, was recently rebooted (by me) for a massive rewrite in hopes of making into something. This happened at hmmm about the midpoint of 2020?
Because of that, this rewrite does have Magnus influences in it since it was my hyperfixation and later became just a formative work on my own writing process. You can see bits of Magnus in it if you look hard enough
And this, this web of control, manipulation, puppeteering even, all represented by a spider mascot, is somehow not one of them.
This entire concept existed not only before I heard of Magnus but before Magnus was even out, I’ve had this character since 2014 at the very least. And she just HAPPENS to be a Web Avatar somehow and that’s just where we are
And no one is going to believe me
Intro to MAG 14 Piecemeal: let’s do it baby I know the law
every day i think about "oh clippy, you're the only motherfucker in this archive that understands me"
I personally hold the belief that multiverse theory is possible, however there are some things that might explain why we never have seen a universe traveler.
The reason being we are a Canon Universe. My theory is that in supposedly canon universes are the ones where are separated from all other universes and dimensions. The reason for that being is so that there are no alterations to the original timelines, so that all other universes have a clear path to show where deviations occur.
It's just like with a TV show we can't change it once it has been released, but we can make AUs in fanfiction that differ from the original plot, but still tend to hold onto certain similarities, even crossover fanfics hold onto that logic where they follow key points in either series plot.
Fanfictions also more than likely have their own Canon universes that can't be altered, but they have a multitude of alternate versions of themselves that can be entered from other non-canon universes.
Even universes such as Marvel that have their own multiverses inside them still hold to my theory because The Canon Universe still is disconnected from all other multiverses that could alter their timeline, but they have their own built in multiverse they just can't access non-canon multiverses.
So in conclusion we are a Canon Universe unable to be altered or visited by others since we are a base universe used for alterations to other non-canon versions of our reality.
And maybe when you think about it certain people in our world have mild connections to other Canon universes at least enough of one to get their stories into our universe.
The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home from Welcome to Nightvale is an Avatar of the Desolation.
*Thinks about this quote from Ringing Bell and Jon*
*Thinks about this quote from Ringing Bell and Jon* *Thinks about this quote from Ringing Bell and Jon*