Are you doing prompts? Cos I desparately need some angst fic with a happy ending where Eggsy's signal goes black and everyone thinks he's dead (cos no one could find him) but he pops up about a month or two afterwards
Also to tack onto that last prompt I sent, Hartwin would be marvelous. (Or hell I’d take Percival/Eggsy if your in the mood for that, pick your fav!)
I chose to do Hartwin, since I’ve done a couple of Borsival prompts lately! It’s more pre-slash than anything, though. Hope you enjoy!
His signal goes out under a barrage of bullets.
“Eggsy?” Merlin says frantically again and again,
his voice rising with each time. He knows the chances of getting an answer back
are slim, but that doesn’t stop him.
A day passes. (Then two, three, a whole week, a month.)
Harry lets Michelle slap him.
Roxy goes to the funeral with Merlin and, surprisingly
enough, a few of the other agents. She doesn’t feel the tears as they slip down
her cheeks and barely feels Eggsy’s sister’s soft hair against her cheek when
she hugs the little confused girl. Merlin leads her back to the Kingsman cab
afterwards, feeling numb himself but altogether more used to dealing with the
death of agents under his care. (Hadn’t he gone through the same thing with
Lee? No, he thinks even as the question crosses his mind. No, Eggsy was much
closer a friend than his father was. Merlin will mourn this death, his own
failure, much longer.) Harry joins them quietly. He stayed at the fringes
during the service.
Out of respect, he tells Merlin later.
Merlin puts a comforting hand on his shoulder. Out of guilt,
he corrects in his head. Out of self-hatred. Out of heartbreak.
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Despite a weekend of shenanigans & a disrupted sleep schedule, I managed to bust out a somewhat respectable run this morning. I was still fired up when I was done so I knocked out some push-ups…35 of em! Thanks m0tiv8me for the extra motivation these past few weeks with your Push-Up Challenge!! I’ve been tacking on some extra ones with my workouts. It’s been great reading the posts & everybody’s progress! 💪🏼
Here’s to a great week!
Embarrassing story time: The first time I watched Broke Back Mountain I thought the sex scene was the two guys going out and tacking up their horses (I was twelve, ok). I ride horses myself and my riding instructor at the time was this super old gay dude who lived at the barn with his super old gay boyfriend. I asked them about them both about the scene, at first they yelled at me for watching the movie, but I wouldn't drop it and they had to explain it to me. It was cringeworthy for everyone
My beef with Tim/Steph’s portrayal in here is that their ‘argument’ seems to undo all the character development they’ve had in their relationship in the Batgirl v3 and Red Robin series. Heck, it wasn’t even part of their problems originally, this argument seems tacked on just to explain away why they fell out during the one-year gap.
Wait. So Steph is saying
“you never bothered to break up with me” to insinuate that the reason why they stopped talking the past year was because he was moody and shit, but their last few interactions together in Batgirl v3 and Red Robin before Flashpoint showed them overcoming their issues and being friends, so where is this coming from? Remember, they broke up before Steph became Batgirl, and Tim stopped being a moody asshole to Steph halfway through his series, and throughout the whole time in Batgirl v3/Red Robin they weren’t dating. Unless I’m missing some part where they got back together down the line (which I’m confident did not happen), then I think Kwitney is probably rehashing things for the sake of drama, when it was actually resolved before the one-year gap.
Then Steph goes on to say “You say ‘Hey, I don’t want to date you anymore because you’re not Batgirl or Spoiler or Robin.’” Uhhhh, okay first of all Steph is putting words in Tim’s mouth. Secondly, this is not consistent with Tim’s motivations at all? If I recall, Tim actually didn’t want Steph to be a superhero because he’s afraid of her getting hurt / losing her again. In Red Robin, he had to confront this fact and accept that Steph can take care of herself and that he has to trust her being Batgirl. Tim has already gotten that character development, so why regress him in this comic and change his motivations completely?
This is true.
But Kwitney seems to overlook the fact that they HAVE managed to sustain a relationship even when Steph wasn’t a superhero.
Steph is putting words in his mouth again.
Why is Kwitney writing Tim as if he believes Steph doesn’t want to be Batgirl again? No, the question I should be asking is – why is Kwitney writing Steph as if she doesn’t want to be Batgirl again? Of course Steph wants to be a superhero. That’s the most consistent thing about her.
This entire conversation is mind-boggling and irrelevant. I think it’s just a weak reason to get Steph mad and for her to deck Tim in the jaw for being an ‘asshole’. Welp. Character assassination for BOTH Tim and Steph.
Anyways, Kwitney raised all these questions about their relationship (questions not needed to be answered because it retconned a lot of their development in their own series, but I digress), so how does she attempt to resolve it?
Steph is at the brink of death and she thinks about ‘missed chances’ and
Wanting to make last-minute changes, which I presume means undo-ing her argument with Tim because they might die anytime soon and she doesn’t want it to end like that.
That’s it. A bit weak if you ask me. I was expecting an apology from Tim or a another talk between the two to resolve matters, but it never happened. Instead what we got was them brushing off the issue and making out on a couch. Okay.
I think I get where Kwitney is going with this – her point was that the world might be ending anytime soon, and Steph is willing to put aside her problems with Tim because she wants to spend her last possible moments alive with good memories with him. Really, I get it.
But the whole execution was riddled with bad writing and OOC character exposition, and it resulted in ‘demonizing’ Tim unnecessarily. It’s disappointing. It could have been so much better (Cass could be utilized much more effectively, too, among other things), because I did honestly like the cute Tim/Steph moment at the end. But I guess we’ll just have to live with it, and hopefully we’ll get better (and healthier) interactions between the two again.
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Happy 5th of July everyone! Hope everyone had a good 4th of July. Late post of Auma and I. This was as good as it was gonna get in terms of red, white and blue tack XD haha. We had fun running around and doing all the races quickly. I’m saving my 200 star coins that I got for a new horse, but it might be awhile.
You still don’t get it. None of you do! We know what needs to be done
and we do it. We’re the ones who live. You! You just sit and plan
and hesitate. You pretend like you know when you don’t! You wish things
weren’t what they are. Well, you wanna live? You want this place to stay
standing? Your way of doing things is gone! Things don’t get better
because you… you want them to. Starting right now, we have to live in
the real world. We have to control who lives here.
That’s never been more clear to me than it is right now.
Me? Me? You… you mean me?! Your way’s gonna destroy this place! It’s gonna get
people killed. It’s already gotten people killed. I’m not gonna stand by
and just let it happen. If you don’t fight, you die!
Two pieces of Civil War-era hardtack—a simple type of biscuit made of flour and water—exhibit a remarkable long-lasting quality, one of the reasons that foodstuff became a dietary staple for the Union army.
The cracker on the right, however, reveals one of the drawbacks of hardtack—if you look closely you can see that a bug has embedded itself in the upper right hand hole. Hardtack had a propensity for harboring insects; for this reason soldiers referred to the crackers as “worm castles.” Though jokes were made about the extra protein that the insects provided, soldiers often dunked the crackers in hot coffee to drive out the bugs. Hot liquid would also soften the often stale hardtack making it easier to eat. A steady diet of these crackers could lead to digestive problems among the troops—though soldiers believed that eating hardtack charred by fire would be an effective antidote for diarrhea.
The Confederacy did not manufacture hardtack
Confederate soldiers often ate whatever pieces they found on captured or dead soldiers. These particular crackers had been issued to prisoners-of-war J. G. and Thomas G. Penn of the 10th Virginia Cavalry upon their release from prison at Point Lookout, Maryland. The pair had been incarcerated after being captured by Sheridan’s cavalry near Five Forks in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, on April 3, 1865.
Some recipes omit shortening
2 cups of flour ½ to ¾ cup water 1 tablespoon of Crisco or vegetable fat 6 pinches of salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix the ingredients together into a stiff dough, knead several times, and spread the dough out flat to a thickness of ¼ inch on a non-greased cookie sheet.
Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut dough into 3-inch cracker squares. With the flat end of a bamboo skewer, punch four rows of holes, four holes per row, into each cracker.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, turn crackers over on the sheet and return to the oven and bake another 30 minutes. Cool completely.