nubcat!bitter

inspired by 10x20 but definitely not coda

Cas washes his hands at the kitchen sink for maybe the twentieth or thirtieth time in the past couple of hours. It’s all he knows to do when he’s nervous–clean stuff, wash his hands, keep himself as busy as possible.

He’s called every babysitter and back-up babysitter he knows, even going so far as to call his church and ask for phone numbers of some of the children’s ministry volunteers he knows Claire loves. 

And now it’s almost 8 p.m. and there’s still no babysitter and Cas’ date might be texting seriously it’s fine and don’t worry about it, not like I made a reservation or anything but it is totally not fine and Cas is definitely going to worry about it and continue to text his date over and over again about how sorry he is and how he’s trying his best to find a last-minute babysitter until finally his phone’s ringing.

“Hello?” Cas answers frantically without even looking to see which of the many babysitters called him back.

“Heya, Cas. I’m going to come pick you and the kid up in 10 minutes, all right?”

“Oh. Uh–Dean. Hello. That’s really not–”

“Aw c’mon, I love kids. And Claire likes me, right? It’ll be fun.”

Cas almost points out that Claire growling in Dean’s direction whenever he’s doing yard work when she gets home from school is a very good sign that she does not like him. Instead, he says, “It’s almost past her bedtime, Dean. Can we just resche–”

“It’s a Friday night! She can stay up a little later, right? I’m on my way.”

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Ways to make Donna Noble's ending not suck:

1. Donna chooses to have her mind wiped.

Donna’s time with the Doctor has made her realise she was special all along. She comes to understand that Donna Noble, the temp from Chiswick, is no less important than the DoctorDonna, saviour of the universe. Although she’s still crying and scared out of her mind, she tells the Doctor she wants to go back because she’s still got work to do. She needs to buy her gramps a better telescope and the nice house he’s always deserved. She needs to hug her mum and tell her she loves her, that old cow. She needs to go back and make her dad proud. She’s going to keep saving the world, one small act of kindness and bravery at a time, because she knows that even if she’s not the most important person in creation anymore, if she can be important to just a few people, then that’s all that matters.

2. Donna chooses to die and the Doctor respects her choice.

Donna knows she has lived and loved more in this last, chaotic year than she ever could in a whole lifetime. She chooses her short, beautiful, wonderful life over the prospect of a long, empty and unfulfilling one and decides against having her mind wiped in a glorious affirmation of the Doctor’s words:

‘Some people live more in twenty years than others do in eighty. It’s not the time that matters. It’s the person.’

And the Doctor, although his hearts near rip in two from watching his best friend die in his arms, respects her choice. He understands it shouldn’t be up to him to dictate who lives and who dies and that if Donna wants to die as the woman she’s become, then so be it. In spite of the pain, he takes a measure of comfort from her smiling insistence that even if she had a time machine and could go back and make things right, she’d make the same choices all over again. She wouldn’t trade her time with him for anything in the universe.

Dalek Caan’s prophecy is fulfilled and a child of time dies, the child who never became a soldier but instead stayed gentle and kind, who defeated Davros with her voice, her wit and her laughter, who never wielded a gun and saved all of creation without killing. She dies with no regrets and the Doctor carries on, emboldened by her legacy. 

3. Basically by not stripping Donna of her agency and choice and making the mind-wipe meaningful beyond just causing the Doctor angst????

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Shireen is not Davos’s daughter, but his fatherly warmth towards her has always been so easily accessible. When Shireen unwittingly inspired him to go to Braavos, his response was a peck on the forehead as thanks, quick, warm and natural. He loves her and she’s never unsure of it. 

Stannis has never been able to match that same fatherly ease. His daughter floods him with her love, but we’ve seen scenes before that depict his agony, how he stumbles awkwardly at relating to her. He has always had tremendous difficulty articulating appreciation and love, because he doesn’t often receive it. And when he does love someone, explicitly stating this is excruciating for him. The closest he has come before is telling Davos he admired him back at Blackwater. 
The Stannis and Shireen scene broke my heart. God, the hurt in his eyes when she asked him if he was ashamed of her. Him recounting the story of her greyscale. It was a fight for him to express it, his armour of restraint finally slipping, his heart poking through a little, red raw. He even found it hard to look at her while he was talking. ‘and you are my daughter…’  He loves his little girl so much, even though it’s hard to say. 

Shireen is a perceptive girl and senses how tough this is for her father, but she is so grateful for this admission of his love, you can see the light in her eyes. Him returning her embrace was a snatch of that fatherly affection that she is desperate for. For him, it is rare, but cathartic. 

In conclusion, please stop me crying about sad dads 2k15 

Bitter Bitter Sweet
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  • Yukino Yukinoshita (CV:Hayami Saori) & Yui Yuigahama (CV:Toyama Nao)
  • Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.Character Song Album
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Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru (Oregairu) 
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@ everyone who r attracted to men but say theyre “just not attracted to trans men”: let’s play a game!

 you are walking down the street, and you see all of these men. tell me which ones are trans, and which ones are cis! (no cheating!)

done? well, i have a confession: none of these men are cis. they are all trans! two of the pics are the same guy at different points in his transition, btw. click the pictures for their names (or photographer in one case)

with this new knowledge, please tell me how you can tell if someone is trans or cis just by looking at them. or, if youre one of those “lesbian but dates trans guys”, tell me how you can be currently dating a man and be a lesbian. 

tl;dr you can’t tell if someone is trans or cis just by looking at them so how could you determine that you wouldn’t date a trans person? 

aou spoilers but like

it kind of feels like joss whedon introduced pietro to kill him off so he could keep his like ‘oooh im going to kill a character!! for real this time!! i’m so mean that’s my thing!’ schtick going without actually killing off a character that everybody’s had time to grow to like if that makes sense? it didn’t feel like there were actual stakes, he just did it because that’s what he does??