>grumpy with a heart of gold

heartoferebor  asked:

Bilbo Baggins! :)

favourite thing about them: His quick wit and firm kindness for sure

Least favorite thing about them: Quick to judge, can say a mean thing when he’s not thinking. Good character stuff though! I wouldn’t change it out.

favourite line: “ This is a bitter adventure, if it must end so; and not a mountain of gold can amend it. Yet I am glad that I have shared in your perils—that has been more than any Baggins deserves.” Breaks my little heART ;__;

brOTP: Bilbo and Ori, I think. I like the idea of a kindly uncle vibe, both being so into their books and learning and stories. I like that a lot ;w;

OTP: B-b-b-bagginshield 4eva

nOTP: I guess Azog????

random headcanon: I very much enjoy demisexual Bilbo who didn’t feel any sort of sexual attraction to anyone until a grumpy and desperate dwarf king barged  into his house and sang confusing songs in the night. Love middle-aged Bilbo getting flushes and chills and all that stuff for the first time.

unpopular opinion: I think Bilbo in fanon is often written either too soft and sweet or too harsh and biting. He gets riled up but generally backs down from verbal confrontation pretty quick. He’s a good conversation evader, too.

song i associate with them: Dreaming With A Broken Heart - John Mayer

favorite picture of them: this is cheating but

Originally posted by stilessderek

How Yosuke Hanamura broke my heart

It’s incomplete, but I had to get this out of my system:

How Yosuke Hanamura broke my heart

Persona 4 is a funny game. It is also a long game, and that allows the social simulation aspect of it to really work, allows you to feel at home with the characters, through charm and repetition - grumpy Dojima, overly energetic Chie, confused heart of gold Kanji. Through little bits of interaction, day by in-game day, you at some point start to realise that when this is over, you might actually miss them. All of them. 


And then there is Yosuke. 


You play Persona 4 as Souji, a quite detached guy moving in from the city, hand on his hip, jacket slung over his shoulder, and while you, the player, grow fond of the game’s characters, Souji always feels like he doesn’t quite belong. He is the leader, the one who pulls the strings, the one grown up far beyond their age, with the world’s weight on their shoulders. 


You juggle realtionships, help people out, they call you senpai, sensei - and then there is Yosuke. 


Yosuke, who somehow, magically, manages to transcent Persona 4’s charming but game-y relationship system and becomes something else. Yosuke, who calls you Partner, and rings you up at night asking about your dreams or which girl you like. Yosuke, who does and says so many silly things that you never quite know what to expect - Yosuke, who ultimately breaks the boundaries of Persona 4 and makes Souji/Yosuke the most unexpectedly real-feeling relationship within a video game that I’ve ever encountered. 


I don’t know what I thought when I first laid eyes on him, it’s likely that it was something along the lines of “Hey, this is quite cool-looking for an anime video game guy. Nice headphones.”


Then, in quick succession, things happened that made it clear that Yosuke was many things - heartbroken, repressed, funny, lazy, loyal, competitive, insecure, reckless - and that there was something building between him and Souji that seemed like a stunningly natural depiction of friendship. Somehow, this is rare - a video game showing two guys becoming friends, a process that just like falling in love requires making first moves, and opening up, and getting comfortable with each other. It seemed like Yosuke was the person in the cast that always wanted to know a little more, the one to push Souji a little bit, willing to ask stupid questions just to get a reaction, and unlike the other characters, he seemed to always act out of a desire to be level with Souji, to break through the calm, collected, leader-shell of his and address the human being inside. 


Now, that alone would be a remarkable thing for a video game to depict, and worthy of high praise. What complicates things is that Yosuke, no matter how much he might deny it, seems like the most obvious case of a closeted gay person the world has ever seen. 


When I started playing Persona 4, I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting myself into, through reading about it and actually having played a bit in the past. I also knew about the game’s realtionship system, and was aware, or thought I was, that you could only get romantically involved with girls. Thus, when the game started to tease the possibility of a gay option, I raised an eyebrow, then another one, and then I lost my marbles. 


When it started, the closeness between Souji and Yosuke had already been established, and since I’m a sucker for guys not actually hating each other, I started to favour Yosuke a little bit - choosing him to eat lunch with on the roof, studying together, spending afternoons at the Junes food court, talking in the soft glow of the sun on the Samegawa river bank. When Yosuke asked which girl I liked, I chose “neither”, cheekily, thinking I was playing the metagame, when the next midnight channel story twist came up, I bet each time that Yosuke would be the one to call Souji, outraged, worried, flustered, and each time when the phone rang and it was indeed him, I smiled to myself. But surely it was all in my head - I was starting to ship it, but it was just a fun little thing to do, to spare a thought here and there and layer it on top of these two characters whose interactions I enjoyed way more than expected. 


Then, these little moments started happening - the group sitting together at Junes’ and Yosuke remarking how good Partner is with his hands, a comment that might not even have stuck out so much if weren’t for the fact that immediately after saying it, Yosuke became a hot mess of backpedalling embarrassment. His insistence to know whether Souji had a crush on somebody, and who it was, despite the awkwardness. His remarks about inviting a third person to their activities, “or else people might think we’re gay.” And ultimately, the sheer time the game devoted to the Souji/Yosuke relationship - way more than any of the other characters got.


Persona 4’s social link system is fairly rigid. You choose to spend time with people, and if things go well, and even sometimes if they don’t, it raises your relationship level with said person, allowing you to climb the social link ranks, which has gameplay and combat benefits and also allows you, in some cases, to pursue a romance. What is remarkable about Yosuke is that the game spends a significant amount of time showing interactions between Yosuke and Souji outside of this system, building their relationship beyond the confines of you walking up to a person after school and answering “yes” to their proposal of hanging out. This not only serves to create a markedly more natural and complex relationship, it also sets Yosuke apart from the other characters - he is the one to choose to interact with Souji while the other characters can only wait to be chosen. 


And then Kanji entered the picture, Yosuke freaked out completely and I looked on, amazed at the fact that this game would dare to introduce a gay character, who, despite being closeted, met up with dates after school and whose dungeon was, of all things, a gay bathhouse, with sexual content that wasn’t even the slightest bit concealed. Of all the characters, Yosuke reacted most strongly to this, outright refusing to enter and making a big fuss about being afraid of Kanji taking advantage of him. 


It culminated in the camping trip - Kanji, Yosuke, Souji sharing a tent - a scenario that could have been used very easily for a gay romance movie of questionable quality, full of the usual tropes of late night talks, denial, confrontation and very real confusion on my part of where exactly this was going - the game laid on the armored gay homophobia on Yosuke so thick that it seemed almost impossible to read what was going on in any other way. Combined with the unusual qualities that had been established in the realtionship before Kanji joined the group, it started to feel like an entire plot was going on behind the scenes, inexplicit yet persistent and increasingly impossible to ignore. 


A few in-game days after that camping trip, Yosuke broke another boundary the game had set up to this point - he visited Souji’s home. More importantly, his room, a place that up until then you, the player, had always been alone in. The conversation that followed, in that intimate space, can’t adequately be described as subtext anymore, it’s text, and very gay text at that. I was streaming the game at the time, and I bet if that session’s video was still up, you’d hear my breath hitch when Yosuke, no homo Yosuke, asked about Souji’s porn stash and teasingly, suggestively stated he’d find it while Souji was out of the room. That was only the top of the iceberg, the whole scene and its context hit me like a 10 ton truck - could it be real? Was there really, explicitly something going on? The fact that I, after learning through research that there was no gay option, felt the need to double check after that scene, to make sure there wasn’t one, should speak volumes. 


That’s when I learned of the fact that Yosuke very likely was a gay option, that there were unused text and voice lines left over on the game’s disk that turned the inexplicit explicit, both in english and japanese, suggesting the developer changed their mind after the localization was done, i.e. very late in the game’s development. Only, they had ripped out very little, leaving in tons of sublte and not so subtle parts of the relationship, and that was when I realised that Persona 4, beyond being one of the best games I have ever played, would also have the potential to make me very sad, and very angry.


It wasn’t just that gay rights had been dear to my heart for as long as I could remember. It wasn’t just that the progression of Souji and Yosuke’s relationship eclipsed any other possible pairing in the lineup by miles in terms of complexity and depth and just feeling right. It was the loss of an incredible story being told, a story that would have been unique in the history of video games - the story of two fully realised, multi-faceted male characters that you, as a player, like, falling in love, and dealing with the fact that they both happen to be guys, with all the issues that might bring in a society where homophobia and hate are still so prevalent. 


While this has been done in movies to great success in recent times, mainstream video games haven’t dared to show male homosexual relationships in positive light and up front and center. Persona 4 does dare to spend significant time on very progressive subjects, including homosexuality and transgender issues, but it falters and pulls back just on the brink of being truly groundbreaking, which, to anybody playing the game with an open mind, can only scream injustice both in a worldly and in an in-game sense. 


The level 9 rank of Yosuke’s social link progression has the two of you standing on a hill overlooking the town of Inaba. Yosuke’d probably call it a village, and the two of you talk about coming to terms with your place in the world, literally and figuratively. It’s autumn, and the evening sun plays with the coloured leaves on the trees - it’s a beautiful spot, a wistful song is playing, and despite the Playstation 2’s aged graphics you can’t help but marvel a little. You’ve never been to this spot before, you think Yosuke probably brought you here, and you wonder if there are any other locations in the town you know so well by now that you haven’t seen.


“There is still nothing here,” Yosuke says, meaning Inaba, a place he resented for the longest time, “but I have family, and friends…and you.”


I sat in front of the TV for a long time, the soft piano notes of the song playing making me ache, and then I realised that while Yosuke Hanamura was denied the chance to become part of video games’ first positively framed gay male relationship, he had acomplished one thing:


Yosuke Hanamura broke my heart.

Here’s a close up of my grumpy old man Quizzy with his post-dinner dirty nose. He passed today and I’m going to miss his grump face and heart of gold 💛 Hope anyone out there missing their cuddle buddy is doing okay

anonymous asked:

Prompt: Derek, master of tight black jeans and tight dark henley's, shows up to a pack meeting wear a soft blush pink sweater and light faded blue jeans and he just looks so soft Stiles wants to touch.

Stiles had learned a lot of things about Derek Hale, Beacon Hills’ very own grumpy werewolf with a dry wit and a heart of gold, over the years of knowing him.

For one, Derek Hale was a nerd behind the walls he had put up to protect himself – his feelings, his heart – after everything he had been through. He owned so many books, that they couldn’t even fit onto the many, many shelves he had put in the loft after he returned to the town the year before.

He had a movie collection that easily beat Stiles’ own, and he could talk for hours and hours about pretty much any historical event. Stiles knew from personal experience, had listened to him go on and on for a seemingly endless time, and he hadn’t been bored for a single second of it.

For another, Derek had incredible, although slightly boring, taste in music. Incredible because the music he did listen to was good and calming. Boring because there wasn’t a lot of variety, the same songs playing on repeat.

Stiles had only complained about it once (okay, maybe three times) but then he’d seen the relaxed expression on Derek’s face while the music filled the loft and he’d promptly stopped.

For a third, Derek had pictures of his family stored away somewhere. None of them were put up when the loft got redecorated, and no one in the pack had asked. Not even Cora.

For a fourth, Derek was a damn good cook and an even better baker. Stiles could eat his own weight in his cooking, probably more than.

For a fifth, Derek was as much of a big brother as he was a little brother. He could tease and annoy in his own way as much as he could protect and glare away anyone coming anywhere near the people he cared about.

For a sixth, Derek looked amazing in dark colors, and his typical tight black jeans and dark henley combo constantly made Stiles drool. Dark colors, Stiles had learned over the years, were Derek’s color. Stiles hadn’t seen him in any actual colors since that one blue shirt that was ruined in a fight all those years ago.

Stiles hadn’t even realized how much he had missed seeing Derek wearing colors. Not until Derek walked in through the door wearing a soft blush pink sweater that fit him perfectly and faded blue jeans that hugged his thighs in all the right places.

So really, he couldn’t be blamed for stopping mid sentence to turn and gape and stare.

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            TIGER & BUNNY :   THE RISING
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The Foxes Calender

I’ve been working on this for over an hour …. 

  • After there big win PSU start selling loads more merch (I have a fair few HCs about that) including calendars. 
  • Featuring the OG foxes, each fox has their number matching to the month, all of them wearing their Foxes uniform.
  • Dan #1 - January
  • She’s there looking fierce as fuck (like always) with confetti and balloons falling all around her, funny new years eve glasses on with an exy stick in one hand and a bottle of champagne in the other. 
  • Kevin #2 - February
  • Slightly grumpy looking wearing cupid wings over his jersey with a plastic bow and heart arrows instead of his exy stick with doves flying around his head.
  • Andrew #3 - March
  • Tiny lil Andrew kicking over a pot of gold, green leprechaun like hat resting sideways on his head as he holds up his middle finger looking bored with a rainbow behind him for St Patricks day. 
  • Matt #4 - April
  • Matt in bunny ears with whiskers painted on his face, Ext racquet filled with chocolate Easter eggs.
  • (After the photoshoot those chocolate eggs go missing so does Andrew)
  • Aaron #5 - May
  • Aaron is holding light sabers instead of exy racquets and he has a stormtrooper mask pushed up on his head cause of the whole May the 4th thing
  • (IDK there is literally nothing important about May and I’m super sorry to Aaron cause he deserves better) 
  • Seth #6 - June
  • Just a big collage of photos of Seth, candid photos from games as well as photos the others took. 
  • Allison #7 - July
  • Just Allison sat chillin in a deck chair in the middle of the court, jersey tied up slightly kinda like a crop top, exy stick being used as an umbrella stand, 4th July style sunglasses and a cocktail in her hand. 
  • Nicky #8 - August
  • He’s there with no tshirt, just in his shorts, armbands on his arms, unicorn rubber ring around his hips and he’s got snorkels pushed up on his forehead and flippers on his feet and the photo is taken in the middle of a big star jump. 
  • Renee #9 - September
  • Renee is standing sweetly with a witch’s hat on her head and a knitted Hufflepuff scarf around her neck. She’s holding a wand and pointing it at an Exy ball which looks like it’s levitating. 
  • Neil #10 - October
  • He‘s stood there surrounded by pumpkins and spilled candy, about to hit a smaller pumpkin with his racquet. His uniform torn up and covered in dirt and fake blood and he’s got zombie makeup. 
  • November
  • All the foxes recreate their candid team photo except they’re all wearing turkey hats. Andrew is shovelling pie into his face and Renee is munching on a turkey leg the size of her face.
  • December
  • Wymack is in the middle sat and dressed as Santa.
  • The twins are off to the side dressed as elves both flipping off the camera. 
  • Nicky is stood leaning against Aaron looking spot on in a stripy red and white suit and bowtie. 
  • Kevin’s sat on Wymacks lap dressed like a cliché 6 yr old in shorts and a knitted Christmas sweater. 
  • The three girls are recreating the Charlie’s angels pose while dressed in festive onesies.
  • Matt and Neil are off to the side dressed as a Christmas pudding (Matt) and a reindeer (Neil) battling each other with giant candy canes.  

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Chill, disheveled Toby. (✿ ◡‿◡)

Anti can’t handle all the kind words, i think he’s flustered.
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I think all Anti wants is attention and too be loved just like all the other egos.
It’s why he lashes out, that and cause I guess us calling him names and making him out to be evil isn’t good either since he’s made from our views of him.
I think he could become good, or at least redeemable, not like the best guy ever but a grumpy asshole with a heart of gold that likes to look like a fresh corpse.
I really want him to be redeemed, have him have a good backstory and a real ‘flowey’ moment. He could be our Flowery… just with a knife and a neck gash.

AO3 - Magnus arrives in a small town. There are pumpkins, a dog, and a very intriguing stranger. (AU, strangers to lovers, a lot of fluff, a bit of angst, hopefully some fun and lots of emotions)

This was requested a very long time ago by the lovely @alexandargideonlightwood, a simple farmer’s market AU. For the longest time I didn’t find any inspiration until it hit me and I fell in love with this au, and it turned into quite the monster, and I hope you can enjoy it. Thanks eternally to my wonderful friends and betas @alyxhavok @sufferwell1013 @hikaru9 who are now harassing me to write a second part, and I just might.


Sanctuary

Sometimes you have to find a sanctuary.

Sometimes you don’t have to travel very far to find it.


The scent of apples and pears fills his nose as his lips touch the warm ceramic cup, hot tea slowly pouring into his mouth. He swallows and exhales, the warmth running down his throat, seeping into his body, relaxing him.

He reaches for the last piece of farmhouse bread, the crust thick and crisp, like he hasn’t tasted for a very long time, and chews happily as he watches the rain through the big windows from the old, but terribly comfortable rocking chair in his rented apartment. The moment he stepped inside, he felt an overwhelming sense of coziness. Not fancy, not neat, not expensive or luxurious. Old, but well looked after, quaint, but charming, modest, but comforting. Exactly what he needs.

Just an hour away from the city, and yet he felt like stepping into another world. One he was previously blind to.

At first, coming here, meeting the owners, he’d felt tentative, even a little anxious about how he would be received. He’d dialled down a lot, make-up and clothes wise, but he still wanted to feel like himself - even though, lately, he’d had a hard time remembering who that was.

The moment he was met by the older couple’s warm smiles and genuine words, the tension fell off like a blanket, and the knots in his stomach dissipated. They were friendly, caring and curious, but not intrusive, and they seemed to be able to tell when he didn’t want to answer one of their questions, instantly changing the subject to something else. He could hardly believe he got so lucky. He’ll have to make sure to thank Ragnor abundantly. His prickly, grumpy old friend with a heart of gold, without whom he’d not have found the courage to leave his old life behind and come here to find himself again.

Actually, in his letter from today - Magnus had to leave any and all communication devices behind - Ragnor wrote that he will join him in three-weeks’ time, if Magnus can endure the solitude for that long. It still makes him smile, because he doesn’t feel solitary here, he feels  he can finally breathe freely again, having just realized how he had been suffocating all that time.

Something on his face breaks his musing. He looks up and is forced to blink, sudden sunshine irritating his eyes. The rain stopped and the sun came out, basking the roofs of the buildings and the colorful tops of the trees in a brilliant light. He doesn’t hesitate for long, takes a last sip from his tea, grabs his long, maroon coat and fitting scarf, and slips into his boots. The wooden steps creak in an already familiar way as he heads downstairs, and the wet, fresh autumn air that greets him the moment he steps outside, is like a balm to his lungs. One he can’t get enough of.

It must be the last sunlight before sunset and he wants to savor all of it. A gust of chilly wind sends fine shivers over his face, soothed instantly by the warm sunrays streaming through the houses. He’s only been here for two days, and yet he feels like he never wants to miss it again. The sun feels brighter, the air smells fresher, the food tastes better, people’s smiles are genuine, and the world looks different, nicer and more real. The landscape is incredible from what he’s seen on his drive here, and the short walks he’s taken so far, and he has every intention of exploring it a lot further.

No, my dear friend, I don’t feel lonely, I finally remember what it’s like to feel content and maybe even happy, thanks to you.

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An Extra Set of Hands

Summary: Stan hires a handyman to help around the Shack, but Soos ends up helping with a lot more than that. Another of those little ‘AU where Stan raises the twins in Gravity Falls’ things. 

For those of you concerned for this old man’s sleep and sanity after that last fic, no worries. The future handyman of the apocalypse will save the day.


“And if you look to your left, you will see—” Stan paused, waiting. When nobody spoke, he whispered to his rear, “That’s your cue, kiddo. C'mon, we rehearsed this.”

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Thirsty - College AU

Summary: The reader tries to convince Stiles to go out drinking and they both get more than they bargained for.

Pairing: Stiles x Reader 

Word Count: 1,739

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“Come on, Stilessss.” You whine dramatically, latching on to his firm bicep as if that will influence your life long best friend.

“Y/N, I can’t!” He huffs snatching his arm back.

“Dude…what kind of college kid are you?!”

“The kind that’s failing metaphysics class.” He groans. “If I don’t get at least a B on the test tomorrow then I’m screwed.“

"Meta what?” You say confused.

“Exactly!” Stiles throws his hands up in the air. “Some stupid philosophy bullshit.”

“What…why? You’re a criminology major.”

“I forgot which day we had to sign up for classes. By the time I remembered, there was nothing good left. So I got stuck with a shitty three hour class every Friday.”

“Oh, Stiles. I don’t know how you get through life.” You tease him, only getting a dirty glare in response.

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puppy646  asked:

Congratulations on the 3k followers! I'm new to your blog, but I can tell you deserve them! Silly question, but what are your favourite Destiel moments?

Thank you! And no that is absolutely NOT a silly question!! 

Ah my favourite destiel moments. How do I even choose! Well, this comes to mind at top of the list:

Originally posted by tittigirl93

Because in my opinion, its the moment everything changed

I also happen to love this moment:

Originally posted by helpimanspnfan

Because again, game changer

Originally posted by starnatural0667

This moment had my heart pounding. For a split second there I thought I was dreaming and something very different was about to happen… can you BLAME ME?!

and also this whole episode:

Originally posted by babydaddymish

Because urgh the grumpy angry husbands and Sam being the awkward third wheel was SO GOOD. I think actually my favourite destiel moments in this episode were Sam’s reactions because they were GOLD.

Originally posted by godshipsit

Also this because it textualised everything we had been saying about Dean. He isn’t ANGRY with Cas, he is WORRIED ABOUT HIM. and RIGHTLY SO! This episode textualised just how much Dean cared (and pre season 13 that was actually something that was still up for debate if you can believe it)

I mean I can’t not mention THIS:

Originally posted by magnificent-winged-beast

Do you know I wrote a whole fucking meta on this scene that I have NEVER posted because by the time I had finished screaming about it it had already been meta’d about by EVERYONE ELSE and I just… gave up? But anyway. THIS MOMENT HOLY FUCK MY DUDES WHAT THE FUCK WAS THIS! THE ZOOM, THE DRAMATIC TURN AROUND, THE MUSIC - IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO START ALL OVER AGAIN! WHAT THE FUCK WERE THEY THINKING THOSE FUCKERS!

*breaths*

So yeah the end of 13x05 was pretty fucking epic as destiel moments go…

I should probably just mention ALL of 13x01-13x06 really. BECAUSE WOW.

Oh go on then… THIS MOMENT:

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Originally posted by prettyteendiaries777

BECAUSE THIS WAS BROKEBACK SUPERNATURAL FFS IT WAS GLORIOUS.

But okay, I have pretty much stuck to season 12 and 13 here, but there are LOADS of vintage destiel moments I ADORE as well! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE WHEN WE HAVE ALL OF THESE:

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(This scene in 10x03 kills me because it feels so intrusive. Like I shouldn’t be watching. The scene in 12x19 was a massive improvement on this scene basically. Cas needs to spend more time in Dean’s bedroom…)

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THE BURGER DATE! Urgh I loved this.

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(Sorry! But this has SO MUCH symbolism behind it - plus the fact that it was a shot by shot copy of the scene in Dark Angel with a brainwashed baby Jensen and his love interest at the time sooo….. yeah)

Originally posted by hashtagteamfreewill

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Originally posted by greatest-dad-of-con

Okay, so I may have got a little carried away… Heh… The thing is, when you actually add up everything we HAVE got, it really does put it all in perspective. There is so much history between these two. So MANY moments to love, to revel in. I haven’t even included half of the moments from early on which are oozing with sexual tension, I just picked the first things that stood out in my head. 

This is why when people say “destiel doesn’t exist” it drives me mad. Because look. Right here. Here it is existing in the show, just like it always has done. I love each and every one of these moments. Its nearly impossible to pick a favourite. Though I think I will stick with the mixtape scene, because I really do mean it when I say it was a game changer

But the thing is, the fact that we have SO MUCH to choose from says so much about our ship itself. That’s the most amazing thing. We have such a huge selection of moments between these two characters to choose from that it does become practically impossible to choose your favourite. Hence instead making bloody long posts like this one to clog up your dashboards - sorry about that. But not really. Because if you follow me, then you would probably appreciate the reminder of how fucking awesome Destiel is, and has always been. :D

My favourite McHanzo characterizations

Competent Jesse McCree

Useless Gay™ Hanzo (aka Thirsty Hanzo) Shimada

Asshole/Grumpy/Jaded Jesse McCree with a heart of gold

Well-adjusted Hanzo Shimada who’s gotten better in his time in Overwatch

Morally gray Jesse McCree with questionably dark methods but firmly on the side of good, ie “the one who gets his hands dirty”

Mercenary/assassin Hanzo Shimada with tricks up his sleeve from his work

Hanzo/McCree Morally Gray squad, doing nasty things for the sake of the team and each other

Hanzo/McCree as buddies/fuckbuddies/partners/lovers/friendly work acquaintances in the years before the Overwatch recall

Literally any characterization that doesn’t reduce Mccree to “the goofy one” and Hanzo to"the grumpy one" (except in silly non canon meetcute AUs)

awaybacktothen  asked:

hi i need you to ramble about LotS in your very special karen way okay thanks :D

WHERE
DO
I
EVEN
BEGIN???????????

Right off the bat, they got the formula right with Legend of the Seeker. I remember seeing an advert for it when I was in college, telling me to watch the first episode on ABC. And I was like “What. Is. This. Corny. Freaking. Fantasy. Show? SO. MANY. HOT. PEOPLE. I CANNOT MISS THIS.” 

So I sat down all by myself, ready to have a blast and laugh, and maybe not ever watch it again. And an hour later, I was like …. shaking …. it was that perfect.

Because, listen. Not only are most of the characters hot (yeah I’m shallow, fuck off I’m allowed), the creators of the show understand that fantasy fans are male, female, gay, lesbian, bi, and all the colors of the damn rainbow, from all walks of life, and they give us SO. MUCH. TO. LOOK. AT. 

But there’s that age-old cheesy fantasy element to it, with the melodramatic dialogue here and there, and the cheesy special affects that are the perfect balance, because it’s just a smidgeon better than Syfy Original Movies, but not SO good that it’s not a real fantasy show. AND it’s filmed in New Zealand, so the setting is SO GORGEOUS and perfect, but also they actually hire a bunch of actors who aren’t just white New Zealanders but also Māori folks, and they all struggle so much with the American accent that it just ADDS TO THE PERFECTION AND ENJOYMENT. 

And the heroes of the show get EQUAL. TIME. Richard Cypher is your typical farmboy who is actually THE SEEKER–the one and only savior of the New World and the Old World–and nobody ever told him he was adopted and actually all powerful–he never asked for any of it, but he embraces it and stumbles through it all the same, making mistakes, letting his altruism take control and effing things up sometimes in a way that makes you go (rolls eyes) RICHARRRRRRRD. And he is fucking HOT. Like, hot DAMN that body. And the pilot OPENS with that man chopping wood shirtless. Like, WAY TO KNOW YOUR DEMOGRAPHIC, SHOW. YAS. 

And then Kahlan Amnell is just…the most AMAZINGLY radical female fantasy character. She is a Confessor and INCREDIBLY powerful–sworn by ancient laws to be the protector of the Seeker, just as generations of Confessors before her have been, and she has the power to make you do or say anything she wants you to…at a cost. And oh my God the ANGST of it is so beautiful, because they basically become her slave and it’s really upsetting and sad because death is the only way to break the spell, so she deals with guilt and responsibility ALL THE TIME. But also she is HOT and she fights with her long black hair all out and the show makes sure to make everything all slow motion so that EVERY EPISODE has at least two or three scenes of the PUREST HAIR PORN. ALSO she wears this stunning-ass white flowing dress with bitchin’ sleeves so you get a lot of white dress and sleeve porn too.

And then there’s Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander, an all powerful old man WEIRD-LOOKING wizard who’s been protecting Richard as he grew up in his foster home, safe from the powers of evil, pretending to be the crazy naked man who keeps chickens. SERIOUSLY. THAT’S WHAT HE DOES. HE’S THE CRAZY NAKED CHICKEN MAN. BUT ACTUALLY THE MOST POWERFUL WIZARD EVER AHAHAHA! And he’s absolutely hilarious and grumpy sometimes, but also such a sappy old man with a heart of gold, and he loves to eat food even though he’s super tall and skinny.

The three of them travel around and fight against Darken Rahl who is ALSO KINDA HOT BY HIS OWN RIGHT even if his hair is icky kinda … The Seeker is supposed to defeat Darken Rahl and save the people from his evilness and his evil D’Haran army. 

And the romance with Richard and Kahlan will IMMEDIATELY drown you. YOU WILL DROWN. And if you aren’t into hetero-love, there are the Mord-Sith who are basically an army of tight leather wearing torturess women warriors who are part of Darken Rahl’s army. And because they’re a bad ass order of women warriors, a few of them are sexually fluid. And it isn’t even male-gaze-y. Like, one of the Mord-Sith who becomes a regular character in season 2, Cara–I’LL GET TO CARA–is unashamedly and unabashedly bisexual. She has relationships with women and men in the show. But Cara. is. so. amazing. Such depth and inner angst and viciousness but she’s soft putty deep down … like if Rosa Diaz from Brooklyn-99 actually acted on the torturous threats she makes (and acted on her bisexuality AMIRIGHT???????) … HER EYE ROLLS ARE THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF. SERIOUSLY.

But the plot is just GREAT. We see them saving lives and stopping to help people, making mistakes, having to deal with their own inner demons…everything is just so beautiful. And the angst is GREAT. And it’s legitimately FUNNY sometimes, and heartwarming other times. And it hurts sometimes and feels really good other times.

There are so many orders of women who are leaders, sorceresses, fighters … they have so much depth, too. They aren’t just the stereotypical “damsel in distress”, nor are they the stereotypical “STRONG WOMAN” …. Even women who are generally just villagers have moments in which they rise to the occasion to do what’s right and there’s just so much awesome strength and depth in even side characters who are women.

The show was on network TV, but still dealt with sexuality in such an open, normative way … not just by showing bisexual characters and same sex relationships, but also by unabashedly addressing sex and even playing with sex/pain/torture with the Mord-Sith. Like ….. holy shit.

I’ll forever be upset and bitter that Legend of the Seeker was only allowed 44 episodes. Fuck ABC and fuck folks who thought it was a stupid cheesy show and didn’t turn it on when it first aired. BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO CREATED THIS SHOW DESERVED BETTER. THE FANS DESERVED MORE.

But I’ll cherish every single one of those 44 episodes because they’re PERFECT, flaws and all. The flaws are part of its charm.

Seriously, y’all. Turn on Legend of the Seeker. 

The Matrix (Shuri x Reader)

Note: For @travellingfortreasure, I hope that you enjoy this and I’m sorry if it isn’t much good! Reader has the ability to connect to computers and communicate with them. Tony takes the reader to Wakanda and they meet Shuri who is utterly intrigued by them.

This is a platonic pairing, I don’t write romantic inserts for Shuri or Peter.

Words: 2319

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               "Y/N, for goodness sake, calm down before you sprain something. You’re putting me on edge.“

               "How else am I supposed to be feeling?” you asked, frowning back at Tony. Not wanting to annoy him further, you stopped pacing took a seat in the co-pilot’s chair, staring out the windscreen at the little village below. “I should be in school taking my economics test, not meeting a king! I was so ready for that test too.”

Tony shook his head in despair, wondering why he always ended up dealing with such responsible teenagers. Struggling to think of some (however unhelpful) advice, he said, “Just try and enjoy yourself. Wakanda is beautiful. Anyway, if you keep complaining I’ll just bring Underoos next time. At least he appreciates the honour of spending time with me.”

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Me: I don’t have a type. All of my favorite male anime characters look totally different.

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Me: Um…Ukai from Haikyuu…Aizawa…Kakashi…

Friend: …

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