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A mysterious marionette invites you to her dream-- I go by Pixie, but you can call me Marionette or Mari if you prefer (Batty, even - knock yourself out!). I love dark elegance and magnificent spectacle. I would love for this tumblog to be either of those things, but in reality, it's mostly full of personal silliness. You have been warned. c:

Things you may see here: Music videos. Bugs. Bats. Writing. Doodles. Nonsense.

Fandoms of interest: Pokemon. Digimon. Madoka Magica. Black Rock Shooter. Sailor Moon. CLAMP. My Little Pony. Adventure Time. Thundercats. Batman (mostly animated). Vocaloid.

Music taste: Shiina Ringo. Momus. The Noisettes. The Bird and the Bee. GO!GO!7188. Mika Nakashima. Soutaiseiriron. capsule. Perfume. Garbage. Voltaire. Dir en grey. Camille. Cecile Corbel. Chopin. Everything else.

This blog is occasionally NSFW.

sushiandpie:

Reblog if you want your followers to put the Pokémon they think Best Represents you into your ask box.image

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Tagged: Pokemon, memes, .
Comment   mikemcc   132332 10.20.14

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

aceofstars:

grandboischeriludenberg:

THIS IS NOT A DRILL, JUNJI ITO IS DOING A COLLAB WITH POKEMON AND PROBABLY DRAWING A YONKOMA CHECK IT OUT YOU: http://www.pokemon.jp/special/kowapoke/

OHHH MY GOD OH MMY GOD OH MY GOD?? OH MY GOD????? OH MY GOD

HOLY SHIT

this whole site is so good

I love ghost Pokemon I love hex maniacs I love it all

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Comment   grandboischeriludenberg   24282 10.18.14

I got a temporal artery thermometer today and I am really excited about that.

(the first time I tried to use it I forgot to take the cap off and was mildly alarmed when it informed me that I was 72 degrees F)

Comment   1 10.18.14
castiel-knight-of-hell:

jen-kollic:

thejollity:

jen-kollic:

hobopoppins:

manaphy:

wow I didn’t know fuckin chocolate eggs were gendered

OKAY LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT THE FUCKING PINK EGGS.
I work at a concession stand in an ice rink. We sell a bunch of chocolate bars and snacks and shit including Kinder Surprise eggs.
So one day this woman comes up to the counter with her two little kids, a girl who’s probably about 6 or 7 and a little boy, maybe 3 or 4. The mom asks what they want, the little girl points at the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if she wanted the white or the pink egg. She said pink. The little boy pointed to the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if he wanted the white or the pink egg. He said pink. HOLY SHIT IT WAS LIKE I OPENED THE GATES OF HELL. The mom absolutely FLIPPED and was like “YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE PINK EGG IT’S ONLY FOR GIRLS. YOU CAN GET THE WHITE ONE OR NOTHING AT ALL”. The little boy looked at his mom and said “But I want the same as ______ (whatever the sister’s name was)”. The mom completely ignored him and turned to me and gave me a death glare. “He can have the white egg.”
I had to give a little boy a white egg when he wanted the pink so that he could be the same as his big sister and he started crying. The mom just reiterated that the pink egg was for girls and told him that boys don’t cry.
And this is why we shouldn’t gender fucking chocolate eggs.

This is actually a relatively new thing, originally Kinder Eggs were all white like the ones on the left. I don’t know at what point they decided to make ‘girl’s’ Kinder Eggs, but I do not like it.

Holy shit do not even get me started on how moms constantly police their sons’ masculinity. I’ve seen mothers do it WAY more often than fathers.
I used to work at a bakery that specialized in creating custom cakes. We had this feature where we could print out any image off the computer and put it on a cake (with rice paper). One day this lady comes in and asks for an image we had of the baby Sesame Street characters. They’re all together with cake and confetti, and she asks, “Oh, well since it’s a boy, can you please change all of the little pink confettis into blue confetti? I mean, he’s a boy, you know.”
Confetti.
The fucking confetti.
It barely covered 5% of the image.
Another instance was when a lady asked me for an image of four superheroes to put on her son’s cake because her son was turning four. She admitted to not knowing any superheroes, so I offered the most obvious choice—The Fantastic Four. I pulled up a picture of them and she goes, “Oh no no, we can’t have that. Let’s do another one.” Confused, I pulled up a Justice League one with Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. Again, she said no. I asked her if she needed anything specific (she didn’t know superheroes, why was she so picky?), and she just said, “Oh, it’s just that he’s a boy, you know? We can’t have a girl superhero on his cake.”
I nearly lost my shit. I did temporarily lose my customer service face and ask why, women have been superheroes all the time, Wonder Woman is iconic, etc etc and she was like, “It’s just that my son has been playing with Barbie dolls lately and I really don’t want him to end up… well, you know.”
This shit has got to stop. When you teach boys that certain things are only for girls, you’re limiting them and you’re teaching them that girls or “girly things” are bad. If you want gender equality as an adult, you better make DAMN sure that you’re teaching the same thing to your kids.

So this woman did not want her son to turn out ‘you know’ and her plan for that was to get him a cake with spandex-clad manly men AND ONLY MEN on it? I don’t think she thought that one through too well…

in sociology class we were talking about gender being assigned to objects and one of the male students started saying how forward thinking he is because he buys his daughter sports equipment and “boy toys”. I asked if he’d do the same if he had a son and he said “Of course I’d buy my son sports equipment”. I clarified “No, would you buy him dolls and other toys that are thought of as being for girls”. He turned around and didn’t answer.
Parents will pat themselves on the back for letting their little girls play baseball but a little boy with a Barbie is still considered an affront to society

I’ve worked at a toy store for 3 years now and this stuff always makes me so sad when I see it. I wouldn’t necessarily say I see moms do it more often, but certainly just as often (also keep in mind that shopping with/ looking after kids is still a gendered activity, still thought of as a “mom thing”; in my experience, I see a lot more moms than dads in general). I just… ugh.
And then there was the time one of my managers came over to me, grinning furtively, and pointed to a little boy watching the Wii display. “Is that little boy wearing a pink backpack?” he whispered, as if he were sharing the most hilarious joke with me. That is pretty rare to see around here, so I had already taken notice and thought, “oh, wonder if it’s for him or if he’s holding it for someone. Well, that’s cool.” and moved the heck on because it’s just a backpack, the earth is not shaken, and how is it any of my business anyway?
So I kinda shrugged at my manager. “It’s Frozen,” I said.
"But don’t you think it’s a little odd?" he asked.
I shrugged again. He really seemed to want me to laugh with him, to expect me to reaffirm his private ridiculing of a child, but dude. You’re talking to the wroooong person. I buy my boyfriend lipstick and Monster High dolls. He bought us matching dresses recently. :T (In a few minutes, I found out that the kid was just holding the backpack for his sister who was in the bathroom, anyway. But it doesn’t matter. If the kid had wanted a Frozen backpack, he should have had a Frozen backpack. :B)
Occasionally there’ll be a ray of light, though. Today, for instance, a very little boy came through my line with a pink, sparkly, Disney Princess bouncy ball that he was extremely attached to. His mom just smiled even when his older sister said, “I can’t believe he picked a pink ball.” I doubt this kid could even talk. Why should he care about the arbitrary social significance of certain light wavelengths (why should anybody)? But even by that point, the little girl had been taught “pink = girls.” Luckily, his mom was cool. He wanted the princess ball, so he got the princess ball.

castiel-knight-of-hell:

jen-kollic:

thejollity:

jen-kollic:

hobopoppins:

manaphy:

wow I didn’t know fuckin chocolate eggs were gendered

OKAY LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT THE FUCKING PINK EGGS.

I work at a concession stand in an ice rink. We sell a bunch of chocolate bars and snacks and shit including Kinder Surprise eggs.

So one day this woman comes up to the counter with her two little kids, a girl who’s probably about 6 or 7 and a little boy, maybe 3 or 4. The mom asks what they want, the little girl points at the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if she wanted the white or the pink egg. She said pink. The little boy pointed to the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if he wanted the white or the pink egg. He said pink. HOLY SHIT IT WAS LIKE I OPENED THE GATES OF HELL. The mom absolutely FLIPPED and was like “YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE PINK EGG IT’S ONLY FOR GIRLS. YOU CAN GET THE WHITE ONE OR NOTHING AT ALL”. The little boy looked at his mom and said “But I want the same as ______ (whatever the sister’s name was)”. The mom completely ignored him and turned to me and gave me a death glare. “He can have the white egg.”

I had to give a little boy a white egg when he wanted the pink so that he could be the same as his big sister and he started crying. The mom just reiterated that the pink egg was for girls and told him that boys don’t cry.

And this is why we shouldn’t gender fucking chocolate eggs.

This is actually a relatively new thing, originally Kinder Eggs were all white like the ones on the left. I don’t know at what point they decided to make ‘girl’s’ Kinder Eggs, but I do not like it.

Holy shit do not even get me started on how moms constantly police their sons’ masculinity. I’ve seen mothers do it WAY more often than fathers.

I used to work at a bakery that specialized in creating custom cakes. We had this feature where we could print out any image off the computer and put it on a cake (with rice paper). One day this lady comes in and asks for an image we had of the baby Sesame Street characters. They’re all together with cake and confetti, and she asks, “Oh, well since it’s a boy, can you please change all of the little pink confettis into blue confetti? I mean, he’s a boy, you know.”

Confetti.

The fucking confetti.

It barely covered 5% of the image.

Another instance was when a lady asked me for an image of four superheroes to put on her son’s cake because her son was turning four. She admitted to not knowing any superheroes, so I offered the most obvious choice—The Fantastic Four. I pulled up a picture of them and she goes, “Oh no no, we can’t have that. Let’s do another one.” Confused, I pulled up a Justice League one with Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. Again, she said no. I asked her if she needed anything specific (she didn’t know superheroes, why was she so picky?), and she just said, “Oh, it’s just that he’s a boy, you know? We can’t have a girl superhero on his cake.”

I nearly lost my shit. I did temporarily lose my customer service face and ask why, women have been superheroes all the time, Wonder Woman is iconic, etc etc and she was like, “It’s just that my son has been playing with Barbie dolls lately and I really don’t want him to end up… well, you know.”

This shit has got to stop. When you teach boys that certain things are only for girls, you’re limiting them and you’re teaching them that girls or “girly things” are bad. If you want gender equality as an adult, you better make DAMN sure that you’re teaching the same thing to your kids.

So this woman did not want her son to turn out ‘you know’ and her plan for that was to get him a cake with spandex-clad manly men AND ONLY MEN on it? I don’t think she thought that one through too well…

in sociology class we were talking about gender being assigned to objects and one of the male students started saying how forward thinking he is because he buys his daughter sports equipment and “boy toys”. I asked if he’d do the same if he had a son and he said “Of course I’d buy my son sports equipment”. I clarified “No, would you buy him dolls and other toys that are thought of as being for girls”. He turned around and didn’t answer.

Parents will pat themselves on the back for letting their little girls play baseball but a little boy with a Barbie is still considered an affront to society

I’ve worked at a toy store for 3 years now and this stuff always makes me so sad when I see it. I wouldn’t necessarily say I see moms do it more often, but certainly just as often (also keep in mind that shopping with/ looking after kids is still a gendered activity, still thought of as a “mom thing”; in my experience, I see a lot more moms than dads in general). I just… ugh.

And then there was the time one of my managers came over to me, grinning furtively, and pointed to a little boy watching the Wii display. “Is that little boy wearing a pink backpack?” he whispered, as if he were sharing the most hilarious joke with me. That is pretty rare to see around here, so I had already taken notice and thought, “oh, wonder if it’s for him or if he’s holding it for someone. Well, that’s cool.” and moved the heck on because it’s just a backpack, the earth is not shaken, and how is it any of my business anyway?

So I kinda shrugged at my manager. “It’s Frozen,” I said.

"But don’t you think it’s a little odd?" he asked.

I shrugged again. He really seemed to want me to laugh with him, to expect me to reaffirm his private ridiculing of a child, but dude. You’re talking to the wroooong person. I buy my boyfriend lipstick and Monster High dolls. He bought us matching dresses recently. :T (In a few minutes, I found out that the kid was just holding the backpack for his sister who was in the bathroom, anyway. But it doesn’t matter. If the kid had wanted a Frozen backpack, he should have had a Frozen backpack. :B)

Occasionally there’ll be a ray of light, though. Today, for instance, a very little boy came through my line with a pink, sparkly, Disney Princess bouncy ball that he was extremely attached to. His mom just smiled even when his older sister said, “I can’t believe he picked a pink ball.” I doubt this kid could even talk. Why should he care about the arbitrary social significance of certain light wavelengths (why should anybody)? But even by that point, the little girl had been taught “pink = girls.” Luckily, his mom was cool. He wanted the princess ball, so he got the princess ball.

(via mitchie-mitchie)

Comment   manaphy   229728 10.17.14

Plot point question

moryera:

the-mesmer-britt-flashylights:

When an Asura joins the Inquest, can they come back from that? Like can they be redeemed or are they Inquest forever? 

If I remember right, it’s less like the Nightmare and more like the mafia. You CAN get out…I mean, theoretically…but yeah, good luck with that. 

The Inquest is basically a big evil krewe. Normal krewes routinely come together for a specific purpose and dissolve once they’re finished. The Inquest is different, though.

Quoth Jeff Grubb, “The Inquest, at its core, is a method by which you organize so everybody gets knowledge. Which is to say, the Inquest gets knowledge. And in order to do that, they’ve made some major changes to the way Asura function. You no longer are working on your project, you’re working on part of a project that we tell you to. You join us, you’re part of the group, you’ve got the eternal NDA, you don’t leave the Inquest, you belong to us, we will recruit you, we may recruit you even if you don’t want to be recruited.”

So, although it doesn’t sound like it necessarily alters your ability to do non-Inquest things at a physical/psychological level (though I suppose it could manifest that way, what with kooky evil experiments), it’s definitely not a group that lets you walk away easily. Eternal NDA, etc.

oh

well

deus ex machina boy is a jerk of several magnitudes higher than anticipated

maybe they will punch him in the face

I’m gonna punch deus ex machina boy in the face

Comment   10.16.14

So Alucard is Darklore, not Wiz-dom? I was really confused for a minute there because I was like “oh, pointed ears, this chick is obviously Darklore,” and then Alucard popped out. I guess that does make sense.

But man, this movie. Talk about in media res. If I wasn’t already familiar with the setting, I think I’d be pretty confused right now. At least I can be fairly confident that the main girl is E.G.O. at this point, but I mean, they never addressed that at all. :P

But really, the plot here is… ehh. xD I was so mad that Miharu wasn’t her sister’s mindbreaker. I sat there like WHEN ARE YOU GONNA MINDBREAK. WHICH ONE OF YOU IS GONNA MINDBREAK. C’MON. MINDBREAK. MINDBREEEAK. I thought that’s what happened when her sister got back up, and I was so excited. But nooooo. Stupid little deus machina boy. How did you even get here?!

But, you know, that’s another one of those things. If I didn’t already know what a mindbreak was, I’d probably be pretty lost. :P

AllusiveFlame- I’ll Quit Singing Cover (Meiko V3)

Oh, how I love the I’ll Quit Singing meme.

One time I saw a youtube comment that said, “no offense, but Meiko is spelt MIKU.” I thought, “this is why she drinks.”

Comment   3 10.16.14

bartokthecat:

bartok’s trying on his halloween costume on his first trip to the store

Tagged: cats, cute, .
Comment   bartokthecat   14716 10.15.14