musicals that start off kinda silly and end up destroying you emotionally (◕‿◕✿)
As a Doctor Who fan, my favorite Doctor is 10 (David Tennant) and my favorite companion is Rose Tyler (Billie Piper). I also consider myself a fan of both actors' skills, various roles, and their take on their characters. However, I also like and fully support all RTD era companions and actors. As for Torchwood, my favorite character is Dr. Owen Harper (Burn Gorman).
You remember that post about the homestuck t-shirt design contest collaborating with hot topic? And how Hot Topic are the biggest art thieves? This is recent. As you can see above, I stumbled upon Hot Topic’s website and they are selling a very popular fan art put on a t-shirt, and did not ask permission from the original artist (rismo).
This shows Hot Topic still continues their art thievery. Hot Topic are still taking art from artists without their permission. This is disrespectful and appalling.
EXCEPT YOU DID GIVE THEM YOUR PERMISSION.
BY AGREEING TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON DEVIANT ART.
THEY SOLD IT TO A THIRD PARTY ROYALTY-FREE.
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Good Guy Deviantart
Douchebag Hot Topic
Your wish is my command! *cracks knuckles*
I already sort of wanted to do it anyways, so why not? ;)
Fantasy Fest 2013 - Duval Street, Key West - J. Rodriguez and I with “Kundalini”. (albino python)
Fantasy Fest 2013 - Duval Street, Key West - Becoming a true Ophiuchus, with an albino python. A very, very heavy python.
“You’re attracted to me, to my brilliance. You appreciate the fact that I can work for something that I want. Above all, you want a man who will place his hand far too low on your back, even when you scold him. You want a man who can appreciate a beautiful young woman in a black dress and heels.”
“Well, you’re attracted to my brilliance, you appreciate—but fear—the fact that I see through your bullshit charm and wit, and above all, you want a woman who will never make it easy for you. You want a woman who will never follow your directions,” Hermione retorted hotly, pushing away from Tom. For once, he looked genuinely surprised.
“You’re getting quite good at this, Hermione, go on,” he goaded, walking towards her until the bed hit the back of her knees. Hermione tottered on her feet as she tried to avoid falling backwards. Feeling reckless, and perhaps a bit pleased at her victory, Hermione pushed at Tom’s chest, forcing him to step backwards. She had anticipated that he might grasp her wrists, but instead his beautiful lips curved into that grin that she so relished as he allowed her to push him back—slightly. A lock of bushy hair had fallen free from her chignon and fell in her face as she pushed on Tom’s chest, forcing him to back into the gleaming mahogany desk. It had a radio and a black telephone on it, with a large, gilded mirror behind it. She saw their reflection: Tom’s svelte shoulders, his tie tossed casually over them, and her mussed hair and red cheeks and lips. Warmth rippled through her as she looked up at Tom.
Their eyes met, and Hermione knew this was the end of the rope. She should have been more upset about it, but as Tom was giving her a dar, seductive look, she could not find it in herself to care. It was time to stop pretending, simply because she could not pretend any longer. The funny thing was, neither could he.- excerpt from Bad Romance
J.K. Rowling should have published The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pseudonym Mark Winjiglo and then revealed in a very Tom Riddle-esque way that it is actually an anagram that says, “I am J.K. Rowling.”