(in total that is not how many caps i have to post)

What’s up, it’s Alexei!

When Ngozi posted this picture yesterday of young post-draft Tater “trying his darnedest to answer press questions in English,” I thought, “You know, I could make a play fic out of that.” Which is what led to the following 2700+ words about Tater and his ESL tutor.

Many, many thanks to @ktheunready for being my Russian authenticity consultant and beta!


Georgia Martin stood at the back of the media scrum and watched Alexei Mashkov stumble his way through his post-draft interview, saw the way his fingers kneaded the brim of the brand-new Falconers’ cap he’d been handed for the initial official photos, saw the way his eyes widened and stayed intently glued to whoever was asking him a question, like he was afraid he’d miss some key bit of meaning if he blinked.

She pulled out her phone and made a call.

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«No, Mama, I promise, my room is very nice. The family is very nice. Everything is very…»

«Let me guess, nice? »

Alexei sighed. «Yes.»

«You know I don’t doubt you, right, Alyosha? I’m not worried you can’t do this. You will be fine. But I know this is your first time to live in another country, with none of the boys from your teams here. It can be… hard, sometimes. I know.»

«Yeah, Mama, I know. You told me.»

«Are you telling me you’ve heard the stories of my youth too many times?» she asked in mock outrage.

«No, no!» he laughed. «Of course not.»

«Good. I should think not.» He could picture her face exactly, and it made him smile. «I’m glad your host family seems nice, Alyosha. I’m sure you will have many friends in no time.»

He flopped back on the bed again and stared at the ceiling. «I hope so.»

«We’ll talk again soon. Love you, son.»

«Love you, too.»

He hung up and let his phone rest on his chest. He’d been to America before. He’d thought he’d known what it would be like, that it wouldn’t be so bad. Different, yes, but there would be so many interesting new things to see, and new teammates, and he certainly knew how to play hockey. What he had failed to take into account, apparently, was how exhausting it was to try to function in English all day. For a US hockey team, the Falconers’ roster was shockingly low on Russian players, so his host family was one of the French Canadian ones. To their credit, they did speak some Russian, but it was hardly enough to have a real conversation. Alexei felt like he’d been practically mute all day.

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honorary-penderwicks  asked:

Here's a thing I just re-watched civil war and when tony says "you're done stay down" peter starts to get up and then grabs the side of his chest the same way I do when I go a little overboard while binding. I bet before that fight he had never done so much physically and I also bet that the suit didn't have a binder in it yet because tony didn't know so he wore it without thinking about the exertion. Anyways just another trans peter thought I had thanks

peter doesn’t usually like binding bc his breasts are small enough that if he wears a oversized shirts and enough layers you can hardly tell he isn’t totally flat chested, but he still brings his binder with him to berlin just in case.

and he wasn’t going to bind during the fight bc his homemade suit is super baggy, but then tony makes him such an awesome suit…. but it’s skin tight. but it’s so COOL. and he knows it’s dumb, he KNOWS that, but he decides to bind. he reasons it’ll be okay because of his advanced healing factor, and besides — he’s spider-man!! he’s like 100 percent sure that he’s gonna kick captain america’s butt without even trying, let alone enough to feel the effects of his binder. 97 percent sure.

but hours later he’s laying on the tarmac of the airport, tony has just flown off effectively benching him from the fight, and he can’t move. everytime he tries to sit up his ribs feel like they’re gonna crack, if they haven’t already. and suddenly he’s aware of how lightheaded he is. he’s going to pass out. shit, how did he not notice this before?? it must have been all the adrenaline?? he didn’t know, didn’t have the energy to even think about it. he tried to sit up one more time, and that’s what caused his vision to spot up and go black.

he wakes up in his hotel room, momentarily confused about his surroundings. but then he remembers he’s in berlin and he relaxes back into the bed. but then he remembers the fight, that giant ant dude (hah, oxymoron), he remembers mr. stark flying off, he remembers not being able to breathe. but he can breathe now…

he tries to bolt upright but a sharp pain in his side makes him hiss and fall back to the bed.

“well, good morning, moron. or should i say good afternoon,” tony says, sitting in the chair on the other end of the room. he looks bored, scrolling through his phone. he also looks way more beaten up than he did when peter last saw him.

“how long have i been out?” peter says. he wants to cry. tony has to know. he has to. he wonders how many others know.

“several hours. oxygen deprivation and two cracked ribs can sometimes have that effect. but don’t worry, your healing factor is off the charts, almost on par with caps. you’ll be all healed by morning, if not sooner.” he sounds kinda of interested, and in any other situation peter would be tripping over himself to talk science about all the mutations he got from the spider bite, but right now all he can think about is his chest.

“who found me?”

“natasha.”

“black widow?”

tony chuckles. “i forget that’s what she calls herself. how pretentious.”

peter laughs humorlessly and ends up coughing because it hurts. “she’s pretentious? have you met yourself?”

tony looks up from his phone then mumbles, “you and pepper would get along.”

“where is it?” peter says, looking up to the ceiling. he feels himself starting to cry, he hates it.

“where’s what? oh you mean that thing that was on your chest? that had to be cut off.”

and peter feels himself choke on a sob before he can stop himself, it sends a shooting pain up his side. “that was my only binder.”

tony whistles and peter looks to him blearily through the tears welling up in his eyes. once they make eye contact tony gestures to the table next to peter’s bed. confused, peter moves his head only to have his eyes widen. some tears overflow against his will.

on the table are four high quality binders, each a different color, two of them are short binders and the other two are modeled more like tank tops.

tony stands up and walks over to the end of peter’s bed. “natasha knows, just natasha and i. sorry about that, but it couldn’t really be helped. but if it makes you feel any better natasha couldn’t care less, and even if she did she wouldn’t tell anyone.” he rolls his eyes and scowls. “she’s good at keeping information to herself.”

peter’s kind of dazed. he didn’t expect this.

“do you care?”

tony shrugs. “i don’t care that you’re trans, what i do care about is your health. you can’t wear your binders when you fight, peter. c'mon you’re a smart kid, you have to know that.”

peter sighs, kind of relieved, kind of stunned, kind of happy, kind of sad, and very tired. “i don’t fight in binders, i only did it this time because of the new suit. it’s so tight… they would have seen.”

tony makes a “hmmm” noise as he thinks, then he abruptly claps his hands together and moves towards the door. “i’ll sort that out. but right now i have places to be. happy is right next door if you need anything, and even though your healing factor is incredible i still wouldn’t over exert yourself. good job out there, kid.”

peter says thanks, but tony is already making his way out the door. everything feels kind of surreal. he looks at the binders and smiles.

how I see the signs and what I want them to know
  • (side note - View of a Virgo rising, Leo sun in the 12th, Libra moon in 2nd, mercury Cancer in 11th, venus Leo in 12th, mars Leo in 11th)
  • Aries: was once my best friend, she made literally everything in my life brighter and always helped me to just enjoy things and stop worrying all the time. Also great hugs. Just simply has that energy, wherever it may be - physically, mentally, staying up until you binge watched that show, giving you their last money so you can get yourself something to eat before you starve to death, always down for a talk and a walk even if they had a packed schedule. Please don't miss out on times when you just have to take a day off to get your beautiful and strong energy back. I care about your health so please don't forget to eat properly and don't miss out on that quality time if needed.
  • Taurus: a girl from my drama class and my little sisters moon sign, I am just so in love with your sense for aesthetic. Total sunshines. I feel like I can always rely on you, super compassionate and knows how to make you feel comfortable when youre not. I love that when you have a goal in your mind, you will give your everything to achieve that! Also so humble but like I want you so desperately to know how beautiful I think you are!! I enjoy your company a lot. Please don't be afraid of changes, I know that's such a mainstream thing to write for Taurus but I really do believe that maybe sometimes you need to be reminded that life can also begin at the end of your comfort zone.
  • Gemini: a guy and a girl from biology class, I am literally stunned at how much these people know. Eloquent fluffballs. I could listen to you spreading knowledge 24/7, make great jokes in my opinion and just kind of knows... everyone?? Get along with so many people, can be very chill but also full of energy when they're talking about things they are interested in. Also fun-fact kings and queens. Please remind yourself to stay loyal to your true friends, you may know many people with whom you get along with so well and for sure everyone is intersting in their own way, but it's very possible to feel lonely in a crowd. Your closest friends will always get you out of that and help you, I promise.
  • Cancer: a close friend of mine, literally the most caring person I've ever met. Actual comedians. I don't know I just straight up fell in love with your humour. All the Cancers I know have or had some extreme physical problems going on, please get well soon if you read this and you're also not feeling well. Mentally on the next level, strong and kind of unbreakable. Don't hide their feelings because they just know that when you bottle up your feelings it's never going to end well. They just get you and will be there for you no matter what. Please take care of yourself just as well as you do with your friends and family, you are a true blessing and it's definitely okay to rant or cry or just let it all out.
  • Leo: my english teacher and a guy I used to be close with, very often completely misunderstood and taken for granted, which can lead to unhealthy behaviour. Will make you feel great after a plain shit day. I strive to be this talented at just expressing myself or being confident, even if you just want the world to think you are confident when you're actually not. Cuddly queens and kings. Better not hurt their pride because it took them a lot of time to actually get to that level and in a world where people hate on you for loving yourself, to them it feels like, despite all their work, they are not worth of loving themselves. Please don't forget that although sometimes it's hard to look in the mirror and like what you see, there are caring and warm-hearted people who love you just the way you are.
  • Virgo: a girl in my class I simply adore, I always annoy you with my endless compliments. Kind of just in love with these down-to-earth and sweet people. Either super chill or worried a lot, I wish I could just hug you until you feel less stressed. Smol but strong beans you can learn a lot from. So reliable, I actually hate doing group projects and always want to do everything myself but since you share that opinion we created something I was really proud of and now we always do them together. Please remember that passion is something you shouldn't be ashamed of, you simply don't have to be because it's something you love and your needs are valid. Also dreaming big, it's possible, especially for you so why not?
  • Libra: a girl I recently got to know and am already completely amazed by, literal social butterflies who sometimes only know in hindsight how much they enjoyed the company of someone because they adapt so easily and it's rare to find someone where you can just simply be yourself. Love how they view life and that they make me want to talk more. Very open and you never feel excluded because they just know how to include everyone. Please don't forget to remind yourself who you truly are and not to lose yourself in another person, because there really is only one you no matter how good you are at adapting to literally every social situation, you are amazing and I want you to be comfortable as well.
  • Scorpio: my dad and my ex boyfriend's mom, two very caring peole in their own way. I always love how sharp their sarcasm can be. Can comfort extremely well when they want to. So many secrets and things to know about them that I can lose myself in them wanting to explore whats actually behind their shell. Teaches you life lessons. Please don't forget that humans aren't flawless and that's completely okay. You don't have to hold onto old grudges, communication is key and talking about these things, confronting these people who did you wrong will help you grow as a person.
  • Sagittarius: an old friend of mine, very cute people who get interested in so many things and they are so versatile and adventurous I absolutely love their lively nature. Memes™. Total dorks you can fall for in a second. Are actually the best partners to just talk to about anything because they will be interested and share their opinion with you. Please remind yourself that cutting off people can be a very wise decision and you don't have to keep up with everyones shit if that's just not what you're in for.
  • Capricorn: I am literally so attracted to these people it's unreal, although I kind of always think that they don't like me...... anyways, my bigger twin sisters are caps and they are humble souls who really had to fight for a lot in life sadly. So proud of you. Keep up with the hard work, you really deserve everything. So realistic and pure I have heart eyes. Supportive and extremely loyal. Will stand up for you if you need it. Straight face™ but still manages to make even the most serious people laugh. Please remind yourself to not overdo it with the work, take a day off to relax and let yourself go maybe, even if it's hard - with the right people you don't ever have to be afraid of being yourself.
  • Aquarius: my ex boyfriend whom I had a crush on for like 4 years, teached me great life lessons. Will always have a weakness for aquas, they just attract me so much, how much of a fluffy dork can you be tbh? Capacity of acceptance is incredible. So much fun to be with. Are kind of just good at everything? You can talk to them about anything, it won't feel weird, they won't question it and just talk to you about that topic. So friendly, an underrated trait in my opinion, just complete and simple friendliness you enjoy to the fullest. Please remind yourself to let people not only see your amazing shell but also your stunning core, there are people who love to talk about the same things you love and nothing about you is weird, you are special and I absolutely love it.
  • Pisces: a very sweet guy I've been texting with for the past months, very open minded and also have that sensitivity I strive to have. Very inspirational smol puppy. Actual daydreamers™, may be late to school but love deeply and would never neglect your love. Kind of hate almost everything that's planned out? (I'm sorry I just love to plan things out) will hug you no matter what. Does not fear to dream big, is very talented at artsy stuff in my opinion. Please don't forget that even if it seems hard, and yes our school system is kind of very bad,we get to have that education and your dreams will be reality if you work hard enough to achieve them. You have so much potential, please don't ever waste it.
Google made me proud today.

A little while ago, I was on a mission to show a friend of mine the best doggo in the world, Chica. I began to type ‘mark fischbach chica’ and as Google tried to read my mind, as it always does, I froze and tears welled in my eyes.

‘mark fischbach changing the world’ now at this moment I was mid sentence on Skype so my friend started to panic slightly because of my sudden pause. When I finally found my voice again I explained what had caught me off guard. To which my friend replied, “Why did that hit you so hard? The guy does charity work right?”

Years of watching Mark, all the skits, all the let’s plays, all the goofy stuff that falls in the mix as well, even if I didn’t necessarily like the video or find it particularly funny I always watched from beginning to end to show my support for his channel. Not because I was staring at his face [though he his a looker], not because of being his biggest fan [though I’m probably up there], not even just to have background noise [I like to actually watch the videos]. I would watch them in their entirety because maybe the money made from that time watching that particular video would enable him to do his next big event that would save people’s live by giving them the hope they had lost, fund another charity so its research could go on and maybe even find a cure, all of that and more.

Today I watched his PAX East panel, not in person sadly but live on twitch. At the end when it appeared he was going to break down and cry [all while I’m pointing and screaming at my TV for him not to cry over and over again because though I know he’s crying because his heart is full of joy and pride, it makes me tear up too, dang you Mark] His ending remarks both filled me with happiness and sadness.

Mind you now in the Skype call, showing pictures of Chica has fallen to the back burner [sorry Chica-bica] and I had began rambling about all the different charities Mark has helped raise awareness and money for, how his channel has become this massive community full of love and kindness and were only able to what it is today because no matter what video you click on of Marks, be it his oldest videos or one he posted a few hours ago, behind those dick jokes, infectious laugh, screams, two-finger defense strategies, and everything else; he’s still just a man who wants to change the world.

My exact words before the Skype call was ended with my friend saying I’m gonna go check out this guys videos [got you a new subscriber Mark! Woo!] were, “I froze when I saw that come up on the auto-complete search results because it’s amazing. I froze and damn near started crying my ****in eyes out because this man who one a daily basis calls himself a goof and acts exactly like a goof, is changing the world. Whether it’s meeting a sick child who is a fan of his videos, doing a live stream, going out and meeting his fans and doing skits that include them, answering questions at conventions, or just making people like me be able to smile from the comfort of my home and give me the strength to fight impulses that would be damaging. He preaches over and over again that to him we’re the heroes, hell he put it on the sleeves on his charity shirts, he’s too humble to admit that he is the hero or that he’s made his friends: Bob, Wade, Jack, Ethan, Tyler, etc. heroes as well for pushing for the goals with him and all coming up together with new and amazing ways to both entertain and improve the day to day life of everyone who will watch and listen.” 

I sat here for a few minutes minutes, got my screen cap cut down to size, made sure it wasn’t too illegible. As I began to type my post, my Skype rang, it was my same fiend from before. I imagine the time lapse between end of call to now beginning of new call was maybe a total of two hours give or take.

I answer and all I hear are tears. I am instantly in [who do I need to kill] mode. After they calm down they explain they just searched for emotional play through’s. My mind immediately goes to ‘Presentable Liberty’, ‘That Dragon Cancer’, ‘Anxiety Attack’, among many others I could think of that could be labeled emotional. 

After an awkward silence they asked, “What possessed this man, who has known such great tragedy and loss in his life to do everything he does for others.” I smiled, we were on video chat so they saw and then looked at me with confusion. “The answer to that one is easy, I think he’d agree. He’s seen difficulty, just like all of us, and THAT is why he continues to do it. He strives to make the burdens of this world less heavy on our shoulders, he raises money so that the sick can be mended and go home and play with their friends, he makes personal vlogs looking into each and every one of his fan’s eyes, tears brimming with whatever emotion he’s conveying so we all know he is there for us, he is proud of us, and he will never stop working to change the world.”

My friend nodded at me then told me they were gonna go rest on it, maybe watch a few more videos before laying down. I just made a terrible joke about FNAF [I will spare you the joke, trust me, it was bad] then the Skype call ended once more. 

Now I’m left here with these thoughts in my head. Earlier I mentioned the PAX East stream, one of the things Mark said before leaving the stage was, “When we’re gone, you’re next.” Now this turned into jokes being made and all that because that’s what Mark and his friends do, they cut up and have a good time. It was the way he said it that stuck with me. Like he’s prepping all of us to take this bright, burning torch when he decides to step away from youtube as a career and that brings him almost to a blubbering mess because of all we’ve shown him we can do so far, I think he believes that whenever that time is. Whether it be a year from now, two years from now, or more; he knows that the community that he never dreamed he would have and be part of will continue to do what we do best, because we learned it from the one and only Markiplier.

Change the world.

anonymous asked:

will you use your powers as mystical shitposting dreamworks infiltration to give lance and hunk the character development they Deserve

ANON, I GLADLY WILL.

*cracks my knuckles* first of all:

  • Lance totally knows what a fucking hypothesis is. What the hell. My eight-year-old little sister knows what that is. “In English” my ass.
  • Hunk is literally… an engineer… How can they not remember this, they only gave Hunk like Three Defining Character Details. MMMMMM.
  • I’m only halfway through episode 7 right now but let me just say: Lance and Hunk would totally explore the space mall together. Because you know what you do when you go to the mall? YOU FUCK AROUND WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND.
  • If any of the Paladins would have an invested interest in learning Altean it would probably be Hunk since he’s the… idk… team engineer and therefore in charge of maintaining the Lions (that’s of course assuming Dreamworks ever gives him the chance lol!!!!!!!!!!!!)

And uuuuuurgh okay sidenote: I’m so mad that Dreamworks kept!!!!! Boosting Pidge’s smartness!! By making my BOYS look like idiots in comparison!!!! Like. Oh my GOD. Yes, I’m so proud of Pidge, and I’m glad that Dreamworks is giving her the genius credit she deserves. But they don’t have to do it at the EXPENSE of their CHARACTERS OF COLOR.

Like here is an alternative to all of those scenes that I just came up with while my ass is flying out of my seat with a fever:

  • Pidge goes on one of her techy tangents. She uses those big ol’ words that are seven syllables long. There’s a moment of silence as everyone stares at her, sweat-dropping.
  • “Okay, so…” Lance says, staring up at the ceiling as he taps his chin in thought. “Are you saying that you’ve like, made a program that tries to predict how much Galra activity there’ll be in an area based on how many showed up to kick our butts?”
  • Pidge blinks, thinks about it for a second, and then nods. “Yeah, pretty much.”

It’s not. Hard! Do you see how easy it is to tweak a scene so a character ISN’T put down, but instead boosted alongside another? Think about all those Fucky scenes!! Pidge, or Coran, or someone starts going on a technological tangent. Instead of making a pointless quip about food, Hunk adds to the idea! He contributes his own knowledge to the conversation!! 

Maybe for a second, Pidge and Hunk get caught up techno babbling to each other!! They’re having fun!! Shiro steps in, almost a little sheepishly. “Uh, guys,” he says, “what exactly are you saying?” Pidge and Hunk turn to him and try to explain, but they’re so excited that they babble over each other, and their conversation becomes even harder to follow. Shiro and Keith stand there, a little intimidated.

And then Lance steps in to translate. Maybe he doesn’t understand the precise mechanics of what they’re saying, but he can still help. You’d think that, after spending MONTHS with Hunk and Pidge, Lance would pick up a little of SOMETHING. Maybe he can’t recite a Wikipedia page about dark matter, but Lance can translate what his friends are saying into Layman’s terms. 

Do you see how helpful that would be for an audience? They get a complex concept explained to them by a down-to-earth, fan-favorite character who won’t be condescending and who will probably turn that boring scientific idea into something funny and easy to understand!! Plus, you know Lance! He could turn some Big Ass Complicated Probably Fake Invention™ into something that can be summarized in five words or less. “It makes the bad guys go boom” or “Oh, so this’ll stall their engines long enough for us to escape?” or even “So you need us to distract them while you set up some sorta microwave that’ll override their sensors. Got it!”

But instead we get… this. Ugh.

Fun fair with the Family - Batmom x Batfam (REPOST please READ the explanation right under the summary :-( )

Summary : Batmom decides to take her family to the fun fair…She quickly realizes it might not be her best idea ever.

(My masterlist blog here : https://ella-ravenwood-archives.tumblr.com)

Repost because, and this time I really don’t know how, the original post got erased…BUT I had it backed up for once. So here. FUCK. Hum. Sorry. But it had almost 100 notes, and comment people left I didn’t even had time to read because the story simply disappeared…I’m a bit bummed out right now…Is it too much to ask if you could like, reblog and comment again ? I kinda feel bad, it’s not my style to ask those things…I’m so sorry for that, but it’s a bit discouraging, to write something, and to see that apparently it was liked, but to not know who liked it, what were the comments etc etc, especially since this time, I didn’t do anything, the story simply disappeared…Anyway, hope you’ll enjoy, and re-enjoy if you already read it :’-(

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Not even an hour in, and you know you made a huge mistake bringing them here. All at the same time. They were going to be the death of you, so much energy…But it was just so rare that you all had some free times at once…You just wanted to spend some time with them.

It all started so well though.

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You woke up in the best way possible : with your Bruce’s lips trailing kisses on your neck, shoulders and back, his arms wrapped around you. You shifted around, and before you could say anything, he kissed your temple, the corner of your mouth, slowly putting butterfly kisses on your face, to finally kiss you on the lips.

You melted in the kiss, and squeezed his large frame against you, your arms struggling to wrap around him. Damn that man was big. When he pulls away, you can’t help but grin at him, and he gives you the smile he only reserved to you. A real, pure smile. You nuzzle his neck, and he let out a contended sigh.

-You’re alright ?

-More than alright my love, as always when you’re here.

-My sweet Broosh. You know what I mean.

-I am alright. Not even a single bruise or scratch. The boys are too. Calm night.

-I like those.

-I like you.

-I love you.

-Oh yeah, that too. I love you (Y/N).

-Well, here’s for our morning’s cheesy ritual…We probably should get up.

-I have the entire day off.

-Oh ? Well then, what’s the hurry right ?

He smiles once more at you, and you crash your lips on his, climbing on him to straddle him. One of his hand tangles itself in your (H/L) (H/C) hair, the other goes to your waist and his grip is almost bruising. He cannot stop himself, you always had a strong and immediate effect on him…He rolls on top of you, and you wrap your arms around his neck, your legs around his waist.

-What’s the hurry indeed.

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“trust me” || lin manuel miranda

Originally posted by digitalloop

word count: 2590

summary: lin manuel miranda x reader → not just another ride on a subway

author’s note: there are a few cuss words in this so.. (sorry for any spelling or grammar errors) thank you, enjoy…

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The thing about Social Media...

So, I hear Sam and Cait have more Twitter followers than ever before.   You know what I think about that?

 BIG FREAKING DEAL!

 There’s a lot that goes into calculating overall social media statics.  It’s like a calculus equation that I’m sure even Einstein would have trouble with…thank God there’s an App for that!   Sure, your number of followers count but it’s only the active number of followers that make any real difference.   It’s things like Favorites, Likes, Reshares, Retweets, Reblogs, Replies, and Comments that make up the statistics and beyond that the social media reach of your followers’ counts as well.  

 Let me see if I can break this down into simpler terms with an example:

 Jamie has 5 followers and they are:  Rupert, Murtaugh, Young Ian, Claire, and Jenny

Rupert has 5 followers: Jamie Murtaugh, Young Ian, Claire, and Jenny

Murtaugh has 10 followers: Jamie, Rupert, Young Ian, Claire, Jenny, Dougal, Colum, Geillis, Brianna & Roger

Young Ian has 10 followers: Jamie, Rupert Murtaugh, Young Ian, Claire, Jenny, Dougal, Colum, Geillis, Rollo, and Lord John

Claire has 5 followers: Jamie, Rupert, Murtaugh, Young Ian, and Jenny

Jenny has 5 followers: Jamie, Rupert, Murtaugh, Young Ian and Claire

 Jamie makes a tweet about the upcoming Battle of Culloden and all 5 of his followers see it.  That’s 5 potential impressions to his tweet.  

Rupert & Murtaugh retweet his comment so that’s 2 engagements and 15 extra “reach” of Jamie’s tweet, but wait…Jamie follows both Rupert and Murtaugh and so does Young Ian, Claire, and Jennie who saw the tweet when Jamie sent it so that’s only really 5 extra reach with Dougal, Colum, Geillis, Brianna & Roger.

Young Ian comments that he wants to fight, that’s 1 more engagement and 10 potential impressions, but Rupert, Murtaugh, Claire, Jennie, and Jamie all follow Young Ian so that’s only 5 more potential impressions to Jamie’s tweet and since Dougal, Colum and Geillis follow both Young Ian and Murtaugh, that takes the potential new impressions down to 2 with Rollo and Lord John.

Clare and Jenny are too busy with potatoes to think about the war so they ignore the tweet but they both follow Jamie Rupert Murtaugh, Young Ian and each other so they yield only 1 impression each.

 Now you must factor into this equation all the comments Jamie got on his Instagram post modeling his new war kilt and how many times his Tumbler blog on breaking Lord John’s arm was read and… gets confusing, don’t it?   Point is, there is no simple calculation to measure social media metrics and you certainly can’t measure it by how many followers someone has -  it’s a complicated process.

 I asked our statistician (see social media statistics are so involved we have a guy whose SOLE job it is to monitor them) to check the Outlander stats.  Overall Outlander is down from this time last month.  Sam and Cait are both down as well in total overall social media statistics in the same range. 

Think that’s impossible?  Here’s something else you may find hard to believe.    Believe it or not, Donald Trump has the best social media metrics around, in fact, he’s a genius at it and I’ll tell you why.   Science has proven that anxiety, awe, and anger are the top emotions positively associated with virality – most specifically, anger.  Trump knows this and he uses it.    Plainly put, people are more apt to interact and engage when angry than at other times.

 Which is why I guess some folks are acting childish, screen capping blogs and tattling on certain individuals to the actors.  Personally, I don’t give a flying rat’s ass what SH, CB, MM, and WS think of me or my opinions.   I look to them for entertainment, not counsel on my morals, my social media presence or how to live my life.   However, if someone should feel the need to tattle on me, please be sure to get the following image in the screencap as it appropriately encapsulates my feelings on the matter.   

The shounen tropes of protection and a future, plus Juvia’s promise to Silver in the Gruvia relationship

Not long ago, I wrote a meta of Juvia’s character up until Tenrou Island. From someone who was so lonely and isolated, Juvia fell in love with Gray, with Fairy Tail, and used “the power of love” in her fight with Meredy, and how that’s incredibly motivating.

Juvia’s story doesn’t end after Tenrou, obviously. I tried to leave out Gray in her character analysis but honestly, Juvia being more involved with Gray was foreshadowed, then we were given the full story in Tartarus. The Gruvia ladies have mentioned fairly often in their podcasts that Juvia’s character and backstory is done, that her story became much more entwined with Gray’s in Tartarus from her battle with Keith.

Not counting that the foundation of her character is “maid” for Gray (that pun is totally intentional, you’re welcome), there have been quite a few instances where we were given hints that Juvia will be more involved with Gray’s story. Please note, I may be looking too deep into some of these, so feel free to disagree with me ^^

1) Juvia said she will protect him in their first meeting.

2) She protected him from Simon once,

2b) and a second time.

Both occasions left Gray either confused or irritated because why would a girl he just met say/do something like that, and because “she made Simon get away”.

3) She has been referred to as the “future” for Gray, by Ultear.

Protection and future are two very important, if not absolute necessary ingredients, for two characters romantically intended for each other in a shounen.

You see it in Bleach, in Naruto, and in Inuyasha (throwback there sorry, lol).

I never read the manga for the former two, but from manga caps and posts I’ve seen on my dash, it seems like protection and a future with someone are also running themes in both series.

I can only speak about Inuyasha, and specifically Miroku. Sango, and having a future with her was his motivation in the final arcs of the story, and convinced him to live for her (and their future) when and if in any other circumstances or in his life prior to meeting Inuyasha and co., he didn’t value his life as much, and would’ve easily thrown his life away because of his Kazaana.

I see Gruvia following a very similar storyline/development because while I have shown Juvia here protecting Gray, they have both [from @frozenrain22] been actively protecting each other [from @thatsvicchan] throughout the manga.

Protection and future are two closely linked themes in shounen because it is often what drives the male characters [very often, but it could be the ladies’ too] to fight on, to win, to live to see the end of a very big, often final, battle.

I say final battle because it is usually not until then that “future” becomes all the characters’ sources of hope and drive to win and live. Not just those romantically developed together.

Do we need a reminder of the Alvarez prologue? Aka chapter 453? Aka Gray’s “I’m grateful you’re always by my side”?

It wasn’t just Gruvia in 453 though. In the same chapter, we also had Nalu and Zervis.

I mentioned in an earlier Juvia meta that a happy ending in shounen is two characters having kids as the epilogue. The “future” in this case, basically means happily ever after, married, and with kids.

What was the ending for Bleach? In Naruto? In Inuyasha?

ALL THE MAIN SHIPS GOT MARRIED AND HAD KIDS.

It’s why even if Mashima keeps stalling, it’s obvious what the ending is. You have two characters actively protecting each other and mention a future together. There’s no doubt that Gray’s answer will be affirmative, it’s going to happen.

Reason I’m confident? These are all typical shounen tropes. If you read enough manga and watch enough anime, then it’s even easier to tell with Gruvia and other FT ships. Mashima doesn’t make things complicated for his characters and ships (probably for the sake of his own sanity too).

One thing that I think is significant with Gruvia, compared to the other animes I listed, is the role of the parent in Gruvia’s story.

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Incomplete list of dorky things Mettaton has done

(aka reasons I love him)

Here’s your friendly reminder that this hotbot:

  • Had a bed in his house, even though the lack of one in Napstablook’s house and their fake sleep in ruins indicate that ghosts most likely don’t need to sleep;
  • Collected diaries, making only one entry in each;
  • According to Toby, had 4, 5 and 6-fingered gloves because he wasn’t sure how many humans actually have;
  • Got invited to an unfamiliar house and immideately decided that the appropriate thing to do is to lie seductively on the piano and feed himself grapes;
  • Bonus points if he was in the box form; 
  • Was unironically selling Bishie Cream, Anime Powder, Cute Juice, Attraction Slime, Beauty Yogurt and fashion basketballs made for wearing not playing;
  • Also sweet treats made out of sparkling stars, burgers made out of edible glitter and sequins and sandwiches shaped like a sword; 
  • Also pressed his face into the steaks and sold them as well (and it apparently wasn’t real meat either);
  • Promised one of his employees that if something happens to him, their face will be pressed instead;
  • Wrote reviews for his own hotel, one of which said “my face tastes beautiful!”;
  • Had tables in form of himself in his restaurant;
  • Refused to put functional lamps in the rooms of his hotel because “stars make their own light”;
  • But put giant bottles of perfume called Eau de Rectangle that looked like lamps and had caps too large to open;
  • Apparently placed a statue of himself in an already existing fountain, causing the water to flood the floor and the carpets?
  • Hired a monster just because as a rectangle he sympathized with their angular struggles;
  • Ignored all suggestions on the improvements of his hotel because “that’s not how they do it on the surface”;
  • Instead of berating Burgerpants made a whole CD album full of songs of how bad he is at his job and played it;
  • Was posing dramatically when the eggs on his cooking show didn’t turn out right and beating up villains on a quiz show;
  • Had a show dedicated to washing hands;
  • Made 28 movies all consisting of a 4-hour shot of rose petals showering his body;
  • Made a fabulous entrance by sitting god knows for how long behind a wall of his friend’s lab and then repeatedly running into the said wall until he crashed through it;
  • Included a question “would you smooch a ghost?” that only had answers “hell yeah” in his quiz and made the timer count up during that question;
  • Had adorable rectangle outfits;
  • Kept repeating “welly well well” when he couldn’t think of a good excuse;
  • Tried to make a pun and immediately decided to cut it in post-production;
  • Totally believed his enemy saying that there was a mirror behind his back and decided to check if he (a rectangle) looked good enough for the fight;
  • Made Frisk write an essay about himself in like 6 seconds;
  • Was fine with beating up a 10 yo and threating them with a chainsaw on live television, but didn’t allow them to write curse words in the essay because “family-friendly show”;
  • Felt the need to have a union-regulated break in the middle of the fight;
  • Caught a thrown stick in his mouth and winked;
  • Pointed at his friend and her crush with a leg and said “smooch now”;
  • Decided to sell Toriel plushies with his face instead of hers;
  • Put legs on his rectangle.
Who’s a Pretty Boy? (Sam Wilson x reader)

Sam sat in the waiting room of your dentist’s office patiently, though cringing at the sounds of drills boring into teeth in the rooms behind him, and coughing away the harsh scent of antiseptic that filled his nostrils and stung at his throat.  He hated dental offices as much as Steve hated doctors, but when you had asked him to come with you to this appointment, you had such a pleading look in your eyes that he couldn’t say no despite his better judgement.

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Cap-IM Remix

I wrote four Cap-IM Remix stories this year: one for the main Remix challenge, one for Relay, and two for Madness.

If You Want to Live (The Historical Present Remix) (Marvel 616, 9249 words)

The Civil War is over. The SHRA is gone. Steve has been brought back to life. He’s settling into his new duties as America’s top cop. His longtime friendship with Carol Danvers – Avenger, former director of SHIELD, and former leader of the pro-Registration forces – is now a tenuous one. But something is very wrong in the world. This isn’t how it was supposed to be. Someone is missing.

Tony Stark was killed at the age of seventeen, and it’s up to Steve to travel into the past to save a man he doesn’t remember from a man he knows all too well: a mysterious assassin from another time and place, a man with a metal arm. And the truth is more complicated than anyone could ever have guessed.

For Remix, this is a remix of Neverever’s Past Imperfect (MCU).

Same As It Ever Was (The Thought Bubbles Remix) (Marvel Ultimates/Marvel 616, 6316 words)

Steve Rogers, leader of the Ultimates, has strange dreams. Dreams where he’s a comic book artist. Dreams where it wasn’t SHIELD who pulled him from the ice. Dreams where he’s an Avenger, whatever that is. But they’re definitely dreams, because in these dreams he has a whole lot of… feelings… for Tony Stark. And that can’t possibly be real, right? Right.

For Relay Remix, this is a remix of Fluffypanda’s You’ll Never Know How Many Dreams I’ve Dreamed About You (Avengers Assemble); it was then remixed into Lilian_Cho’s Multiverse Dreaming (The Out Of Context Remix) (Avengers Academy).

See You at the Bitter End (The Rest of the Rainbow Remix) (Marvel 616, 8422 words)

Pick a Gem, any Gem. And try to stop a war.

For Remix Madness, this is a remix of a_sparrows_fall’s You Started (Marvel 616).

Prototyping (The Make the Sparks Ignite Remix) (MCU, 1176 words)

Tony is an excellent boyfriend and an excellent engineer, and so there’s no way he’s going to let his brand-new sex armor fuck Steve without him trying it out himself first.

For Remix Madness, this is a remix of Robin_tCJ’s Mark XXX (MCU).


I received two excellent remixes as gifts!

navaan wrote Missing In Action (The Who You Are Underneath Remix) (Marvel Noir, 22522 words)

Tony and his friends are on a mission in war torn Europe and Fury has sent along a soldier to serve as their driver and a sort of attache. Tony likes him well enough, but the real help he’s counting on is that of Captain America, especially with Hydra hot on his trail. But then Private Steve Rogers has a mishap that costs him his memory – and Tony can’t seem to make contact with Captain America at all.

This is a remix of my story Think of This as Solving Problems (That Should Never Have Occurred) (Marvel 616).

kdm103020 wrote An Incredibly Platonic Evening (Plus One Remix) (Marvel 616, 3776 words)

After years of pining for Steve, Tony invites him to a charity gala strictly as friends. It’s not date. Sure, he might want something more, but it’s totally manageable so long as Steve stays in the dark. Right?

This is a remix of my story Plus One (Marvel 616).

In honor of SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE DAY post here five to ten the best things / facts about any language you can speak ( preferably fluently ) ! If you are more than bilingual choose only 1 of your languages.

Reblog or repost, it’s up to you !

Tagged by: Myself, I made this meme ! :3
Tagging: All of my followers ! Anyone, everyone ! Tagging @maarhun & @littlestmun specifically though, because they are Finnish too :D Fill in the caps I might’ve left !


My language: Finnish ( native, fluent ).

1) I love how free Finnish language is but at the same time really hard to learn if you’re studying it as a foreigner. You can basically cut a word in half ( both writing & speaking ) & it’ll still make the same sense as it would if it was complete. Same thing the order of the words, you can put them in any weird order you want but it’ll still make sense. Finnish is pretty much hard core Yoda speak… In some languages word orders are more or less locked ( subject, verb, object, place, time, manner etc. ) but in Finnish you literally can just throw the words there in any order you want & it’s okay.

2) Literally NO ONE speaks the standard language. NO ONE. Speaking standard language is considered very snobby. I like how people don’t use it. I love the literal “freedom of speech”, referring to number 1 :p

3)  Every single region & city has its own dialect in some way ( referring to number 1 ) & if you live in Finland as a foreigner or immigrant, hoo boy you’re gonna have some real trouble when you go from city to city but even as a native you’re still going to have problems. Once you get used to certain place’s dialect you can might be totally lost in some other. & I’m not talking about words that are kinda the same but still different, no, I am talking about completely & utterly different words you have never heard of that mean the same. Like “bussi” & “dösä”, both mean bus… Or “koti” & “hima”, both mean home. In a country populated by only 5 million people it sometimes baffles me there can be this much language difference all over the country. Hmm. o-o I like the variety though !

4) Let’s not even talk about conjugation of Finnish… You can google it yourselves, the list is so ridiculously long this will take 5-10 scrolls down depending how big your monitor is to read them all.

4) Finnish word “nonii / noniin” can mean dozens of things depending on your tone & how you pronounce it & in which context you use it. I’m not even joking.

5) Word “kahe”is my favourite word but doesn’t mean anything… I also don’t know if literally anyone else uses it except people from Western Ostrobothnia ( small area on the Western coast of Finland ). The best way do describe it is that it means “like” as a filler in sentences, but it still quite isn’t like “like”…

6) Much like German, Finnish too has some ridiculously long words… We’re a heaven for compound words. We pretty squeeze everything relevant to one big fat word ( referring to number 1 — subject, verb, object, place, time, manner etc. )… Or maybe not even that, sometimes ONLY our nouns are this long: “ennakkoäänestyspaikkakunta”, “kuumailmapallolentolahjakortti” or “vuorovarausraivausratkaisupäällikkö”. Yeah… & there aren’t the bullshit “longest Finnish words” you find all over the internet that seriously NO ONE uses. The ones I wrote are seriously words you would use, just not very commonly. They’re very subject & situation specific.

7) SWEARING ! Talking about heaven we are a heaven to swearing too. We swear so much… & some swear words translate hilariously. Here is a massive list of my favourite swears in Finnish.

“Kyrpä otsassa / ohtassa / ottassa” = “dick in your forehead”, which means someone’s having a pouty & angry expression. “Naama norsun vitulla / naama ku norsun vittulla” = “face as an elephant’s twat / face like an elephant’s twat” means the same as “kyrpä ottassa”.
“Vittulan väki” = “the folk of cunt village” which means that in general something sucks. “Vituttaa niinku pientä oravaa, jonka käpy on jäässä” = “As pissed off as a squirrel whose pine cone is frozen.” Self-explanatory :p
“Vitulla päähän” = “cunt to the head” which kinda means the same as extreme face palm.
“Helvetin / helevetin perse” = “Hell’s ass”, means that something’s going seriously wrong.
“Voi hevonvittu” = “Oh the horse cunt”, something goes seriously wrong.
“Voi pyhä persesuti” = “Oh the holy ass brush”. Refers to pubic hair which is considered more or less nasty.
“Ihmispaska / ihmisperse” = “Human shit / ass”. Describes itself well, means that someone is a horrible person.

8) Last but not the least: “Kokko, kokoo koko kokko kokoon” & “Vihdoin vihdoin vihdoin” are legit Finnish sentences. Also, sentence “kuusi palaa” means ( buckle the fuck up folks ):  The spruce is on fire. The spruce returns. The number six is on fire. The number six returns. Six of them are on fire. Six of them return. Your moon is on fire. Your moon returns. & Six pieces.


Personal bonus from me: this video from 0:59 to 3:38.

[ I’m preeeetty sure I forgot so many relevant things from here that I wanted to say but whatever :’D ]

Hey guys, it’s a bit late but thank you so so much for 5.3k! I’ve been busy with school work, but now I’m free (and my brother) to take personalised icon requests! Just a few basic rules with the making though:
1. Must be following me (for my followers after all)! Reblog this photo (likes are bookmarks).
2. Send me an ask with (icon) at the beginning!
3. In it, copy and paste this and fill it in:

Background colour (hex code if you want!):
Item of stationery (pens, stack of books, laptop, plant etc.):
Do you want your username on it?:
Any other details?:

This is an example:

4. I’ll send you a private message (please have it on!!) with your icon once my brother/I have made it!

Please note: for fairness, I will be posting complete icons on my page for everyone to use. This is just if you specifically want one a design that you have made- and of course if you want your username on it, I’ll post another version without it on!
There’s also probably going to be a person cap since I’m not sure how many icons we can physically make (though this could totally fail lmaoooo)
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me!

Thank you all so much, I’ve been pretty bad lately with being active because of school but I’ll definitely try harder!

Jade x

UPDATE (14/4/17): NOW CLOSED
answering asks!

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oh also since this was asked a couple times.. chapter 4 will be starting after i finish the mini comic! i’m currently done with 1.5/10 pages of that.. so i’m unsure when EXACTLY but yea

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anonymous asked:

Between the romanced companions and SS, who was the first to drop the L-bomb and how do they say it?

Cait: Cait and Sole had been travelling for a while now. Back home at Sanctuary, Sole was watching the settlers tend to their crops, making sure everything ran smoothly. In the distance, Cait watched Sole from afar, ready to say something pretty stupid. Over these past few weeks, all Cait could think about was Sole. She knew that she loved them, but she was sure as hell that they didn’t like her back. Cait didn’t want to make it awkward, but Cait didn’t want to make her love for Sole go unnoticed. Taking slow steps, Cait ambled towards Sole and tapped them on the shoulder. “Uh. I have, something to tell ya…” She mumbled, as Sole turned around and looked at her. “I-I think I’m in love with you.”

Curie: As soon as night fell, Sole set out with Curie to go wandering. They passed many curiosities and each time, Curie asked to check the area out - Only to be met with the same answer from Sole ‘No, this isn’t the place. Just keep moving’. They finally came to a hill, and climbing up the steep slope, the two quickly began to grow tired. Panting and giggling, Curie looked up at the bright stars in the sky. “Oh, this is beautiful!” she said, her eyes getting lost in the mass of lights. Curie felt a hand brush against hers, and Sole took it into theirs. “I think. You’re beautiful too Curie. U-Uhm, I love you.“Curie took a look at Sole, in disbelief. Is this really what love felt like? Sole knew that their little performance was pretty cringy, but Curie didn’t mind - As she found it oh so romantic! Blushing, Curie hugged Sole and mutters a “I love you too” in their ear.

Paladin Danse:
After being exiled from the Brotherhood, Danse became lost, and begin to feel as if he didn’t have a purpose anymore. When he was with The Brotherhood, he spent his whole life, or what he perceived as his life following a plan to shape his future.  He didn’t have a plan this time. And it scared the hell out of him.
One day, just before Sole headed out to go to Diamond City, Danse decided to speak with them. He needed them to understand what he was thinking. Sole picked up some spare bottlecaps from the drawer and turned to head out of the door, only to be stopped by Danse.

“Hey, Soldier, could I… Speak with you for a moment?” Danse asked, looking down at Sole.
Sole nodded and asked what was the matter. Danse didn’t know how to form his sentences, what if Sole didn’t understand his bull? What if they took it the wrong way? He told them just how much he was confused. Everything he had, everything he knew was gone. At least Sole had something tangible, something real… After apologizing for his ranting, Danse began to turn away. Before he could trundle off, he felt a tight grip on his arm. “Danse, I hope you feel the same, but, if you don’t, that’s okay…”
Confused, Danse turned and looked at Sole.
“I think.. I love you…”

Hancock: Hancock stood, leaning against a wall, watching the outside world. He was pretty sure he had been standing there for a good 3 hours. He had asked Sole to meet him in this exact spot. However, they were running a little late. Hancock knew that his feelings for them had been developing for a long time. But how could they ever love someone like him, a ghoul? He felt that if he told them his feelings, then he could stop being so damn depressed all the time. Adjusting his hat, he practically jumped out of his skin when he saw Sole in the distance, walking towards the small house in the wilderness. “Hey trouble…” Hancock mumbled, smirking a little. Sole said hello and after a long pause. Hancock broke it to them rather quickly.“Hey, uh, I’m just gonna cut to the chase.”
“[Sole’s Name], listen, I’ve liked you for a while, yeah, not as a friend, you may have guessed that already. And, you’re the best thing I got in this world. Everything else is worthless Sunshine. I’m sorry I couldn’t tell you sooner, but I love you…"Damn, there, I said it. Go ahead and laugh, because of course, you would never care ‘bout someone like me…”

MacCready: For the past few months MacCready knew he had an attraction to Sole. But he could never shake the feeling that this love for them was wrong. He’d never really stopped loving Lucy, ever since the day she died. MacCready had never dreamed about loving anyone but her - until now. Sole wasn’t just another person. They meant so goddamn much to him. But he felt like things were going too fast. ‘Perhaps Lucy would have wanted this for me’ he thought, stopping in his tracks with his rifle lowered and looking up to the sky. MacCready caught a glimpse of a shining star in the night, flashing splendidly, as if someone up there was giving their approval. The moment was cut short as a dark cloud loomed overhead, covering the starlight over in a blanket of smoke. MacCready simply smiled and mumbled ‘Thanks Lucy’. Because it was time to make a change… For the better.The next time him and Sole were out raiding the Commonwealth for valuables, MacCready waited for the right moment and cleared his throat, grabbing their attention. He explained the whole story of how Lucy died to ferals, he looked away for one moment and before he could fire a round, she was gone. He sighed as he gave them a small wooden soldier. “Lucy made this for me, I told her that I was a soldier - I could never bring myself to tell her that I was just a guy who killed for caps.”
“She made it for me, to tell me that she loved me.. So.. Uh..”
“I’m giving it to you to show you, that I-I love you…” he said finally, looking deep into Sole’s eyes and lightly blushing.

Preston Garvey: Preston didn’t want to admit it, but lately, he felt as if he liked his General a little too much. Even Sturges could see his evident attraction to Sole and every time he mentioned it, Preston would deny it every single time and walk away. The general was such a good leader, and, that ass…Preston cleared his throat and began to walk down the road of sanctuary, scanning the area and watching the settlers busy at work. Maybe this feeling wasn’t love, maybe it was just total respect for Sole and what they have gone through. It had been so long since Preston had loved another person. He had too many things on his mind, like rebuilding the Minutemen.It was then that he saw Sole approaching him, walking hastily across the bridge. He watched as Sole stormed up to him and he quickly said “Are you okay General? Something wrong?” “Preston,” Sole said, “There’s something I’ve been meaning to say…”
Preston was about to open his mouth to respond but he was quickly silenced by a kiss on the lips, startling him. Sole pulled away and opened their eyes.
“I’m in love with you, nerd…”


Piper: Nibbling on the end of her pencil in thought, Piper leaned back in her armchair, staring upwards at the ceiling. Aliens Invade? Too cliché. Great Green Scaly Surprise? It sounded like a supermutant, not an alien. In frustration, she threw her notepad to the floor and covered her face with her hands. What was wrong with her? She just couldn’t do any proper work today. It definitely didn’t help that Blue was constantly on her mind. She sighed and began to talk to herself. “I really need to tell Blue how much I love them. It’s, gonna be hard I know and, oh god, what if they don’t like me at all! Imagine how embarrassing that would be…”  
Piper heard footsteps from the other side of the room, not wanting to move, she just groaned and asked if Nat had had a good day. When she got no reply, she uncovered her eyes and turned her head to see Sole, standing in the middle of the room.
“Jesus Christ Blue!” she yelled, blushing slightly. “Did nobody ever tell you to knock first? Wait, did. Did you hear me just then…”
Piper watched them nod and the color slowly drained from her face.
“Oh my god, I’m so sorry. I. I was going to tell you…” Piper blurted out, sitting up.
“It’s okay Piper,” Sole said with a chuckle, “Because I love you too…”

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Deacon: Deacon watched as Sole, the other side of the room, opened a packet of Fancy Lads Snack Cakes and placed one in their mouth. They looked over at Deacon and mouth still full of food asked if he wanted one.
“Uh,” Deacon said, looking at Sole and then the packet, “I’ll pass…”
Sole swallowed and screwed up their nose in confusion. Deacon usually liked Fancy Lads, and would never turn them down. Something was clearly up.
“What’s wrong Deacon?” they asked, putting the packet down.
Deacon adjusted his shades and remained silent. He really just wanted to tell Sole how much they really meant to him, but, he was way too chicken for this right now.
“There’s nothing wrong,” Deacon finally said, “Everything is totally cool…”
Sole frowned, it was another one of his lies clearly. After a bit of encouragement and a few cakes thrown, Sole finally got Deacon to talk.
“Look, uh, listen. You got me. I’ve been meaning to talk to you for a while about this. And, I’ve never really gotten round to saying it to you.” Deacon began. “Everytime I look your way, it just feels like everything is exploding at once.”
Sole’s eyes widened at his interesting choice of vocabulary. Was he actually going to…
“Okay, I’m nervous, I suppose you can tell, I’m not so good with the words when I’m nervous.” he continued. “I-I just wanted to tell you that I loved you.”
Sole gasped in shock, their head spinning. Deacon was in love with them? Or was this just another one of his lies?

Elder Maxson: As soon as Sole came strolling down the corridor towards him, Maxson knew exactly what they were going to say. ‘Rumors’ had been spreading around the Pyrdwen about the Knight’s secret love for Arthur. He chuckled at the thought of them sitting and gawping at him during briefing. Sole marched straight up to Maxson and before they could say a word they were stopped with a firm grip on their arm.
“I know what you’re going to say,” Maxson growled at Sole, “So don’t even bother trying to explain.”
The color from Sole’s face drained and they were in total shock.
“Wha…! Who.. Who told you!” Sole whimpered.
“There’s been some rumors going around Knight, and I’m not too pleased with what I’ve been hearing…” Maxson said, tightening his grip.
“I-I’m sorry Elder, I just, I really love you…”
“Love me?” he said, laughing, “Pathetic.”
Sole hung their head in shame. Only for it to be lifted harshly by a large hand, holding onto their chin. Maxson took a good look at Sole before smirking.
“Some of the things you’ve been thinking, even saying, have made you a bad girl/boy… I like it, a lot.”
Sole blushed heavily and gulped, oh God.

“How about we discuss this little situation some more in my living quarters, Knight.”

Nick Valentine: Nick was sat at his desk, searching through documents. There was a case just in about a young girl who was missing from her family home in Diamond City and he was almost certain that he had found her kidnapper. He opened the dusty file, with a cigarette in one hand and began to read. That was until he saw Sole walk through the door.
“H-Hey Nick… Ahaa!” Sole stuttered, awkwardly shuffling across the room to where Nick was sat.
“Are you alright kid?” Nick asked, seeing Sole’s almost pained face.
“Oh yeah, I’m totally fine…” They said, obviously lying.
Nick noticed that they weren’t telling the truth and he closed the file, gesturing for them to sit down. He blew out smoke from his cigarette and coughed lightly.
“I’ve stopped an important case for you, you better have a good reason for being here. And no.. Having a party in my office isn’t a good reason.” Nick said. Sole stared a little too intently at Nick’s face for a little too long and nervously rubbed their palms together.
“Okay, I know this might be crazy Nick… But… I just wanted to say that I love you. Ever since I saw you through that window in the vault. Ever since my eyes met yours. I have loved you Nick.”
Sole sighed and hung their head, ignoring Nick’s immediate shock.
How could Sole ever love a knocked up Synth like him? He was old, cold and was just a mess of wires and metal. Even if they did love him, their relationship would never be able to develop. What was the point? Sole would only grow old and die, leaving Nick by himself. That had happened many times before. And every time, Nick became more heartbroken.
Nick sighed and placed his cigarette back in his mouth. He didn’t know what to say, and most importantly, he didn’t want to hurt Sole in the process. 

anonymous asked:

Fancy omega Rhys bringing up the idea of having kids for the first time on Father's Day, maybe as a foreplay thing??

Jack had been slightly confused as to why Rhys had even wanted to celebrate Father’s Day—unless Rhys was hiding kids around the house, neither of them had much cause to make that much of a big deal out of it.

Jack had figured that his jokes about how Rhys should celebrate his “daddy” would have been written off as the omega as juvenile, but to his surprise Rhys had practically jumped his bone, knocking the man back on his ass against the bed before pressing him down with eager hands and warm tongue.

As confused as Jack was at the change in heart, he wasn’t really going to deny Rhys when the omega was really showing off his kissing skills. Rhys had blossomed into a real fine kisser, easily getting Jack to pop a boner after a couple moments of intense make outs nowadays. Jack had cheekily wondered if the kid had honed his Handsome Jack-kissing skills on one of the many posters he’d witnessed in Rhys’ apartment before the kid had finally moved in with him.

Rhys let out a moan that made Jack’s dick twitch as he pulled back, mouth open and red as he looked down at his lover, pale hands sliding up the alpha’s tanned chest until they both gripped his pecs. Rhys’ fingers perhaps a little too harshly kneaded into the more fleshy parts of his chest he was totally not at all self conscious of, but the sultry look the omega was giving him and the horny pheromones washing over Jack’s face like warm water was more than enough to distract him.

“Mmm…you may be a jerk…but you really are the perfect alpha.” Rhys purred, giving Jack’s pecs a teasing squeeze, palms rubbing flush against Jack’s hardening nipples. The alpha winced a little as Rhys leaned forward, putting more pressure on his chest as his breath warmed against Jack’s ear.

“God I want you to breed me so bad…just fill me up and make me carry your pups, as many as you can.” Rhys whispered, capping it all off with a sultry lick to Jack’s earlobe before he pulled back to look at his alpha.

Rhys had a coy little look on his face, teeth biting into his lower lip as he waited for Jack’s reply, and jeez what the hell was Jack supposed to tell him.

“I…uhh…I didn’t really know you were into that sort of thing kitten.”

Rhys fidgeted atop Jack, his butt wiggling right on Jack’s dick and making the alpha groan.

“I mean….lets be real…there’s nothing sexier than that. Between omegas and alphas? Or…” a flash of doubt crossed Rhys’ eyes, “you don’t feel the same?”

Jack’s brain was caught somewhere between the genuine sensuality behind breeding an omega and the reality of children that it would inevitably lead to, his tongue catching on his words and turning them into little more than conflicted but needy vocal mush. Hoping his body would be able to communicate better than his brain, he reached around to give Rhys’ ass a firm squeeze, the tips of his fingers slipping into the rift of the young man’s underwear. Rhys groaned in pleasure, rocking his hips back into Jack’s hands as he ground his groin down against his alpha.

“I mean….shit, okay…” Jack grunted, too worked up at this point to stall thinking about anything other than getting his dick wet.

“Use me, kitten, if you wanna ride me like a handsome breeding stud than go to frikkin’ town, as long as I’m getting my knot in ya sometime this evening.” Jack admitted, blush spreading over his cheeks as Rhys’ thumbed at his nipples, excitement flooding the omega’s fine features.

“If we’re lucky, we’ll really have something to celebrate next year.”

4x04 Personal Highlights

So I know that there has been a lot of negativity surrounding this past episode, but I would like to point out that it was far from being all bad and I would say it was a hell of a lot better than episode four from LAST season (aka. my least favourite episode of this show, ever) there was actually some good shit buried in this episode that I would like to address.

Never too much positivity, right fam?

Okay, I’ll get to it.

1. “Bellamy should be back by now.”

I mean, it’s self-explanatory. Even the C/exa queen is writing us some Bellarke shit .. hmm, I wonder why? Maybe cause she has to? Maybe cause Bellarke is becoming canon? Huh, weird.

2. Monty being a total babe and trying to comfort Clarke

It only serves to make the absence of his name on The List that much more painful, but I love seeing Monty trying to cheer Clarke up. He’s such a beacon of light. @the-ships-to-rule-them-all and @abazethe100 talked on their podcast about how its not just Monty’s brain and skills that make him invaluable, but who he is at his core - a source of optimism and support. He holds people together. I thought it was worth mentioning because @theskyboxpodcast is always good, but I especially loved that bit.

3. Devon’s acting

The writers truly could not have picked a better actor to play Jasper. He kills it, over and over and over again. Devon is the perfect mix of humour and tragedy that makes Jasper so heartbreaking and unique. He brings life to this character in a way that few actors could. That scene in the rain perfectly demonstrates this.

(UNRELATED: I’d love to see how Jaha was managing out on that lake when he heard about the acid fog. The possibilities are never-endingly humourous.)

4. Kane calling out Octavia

This scene was soooo validating because its the first time that Octavia’s actions have TRULY been called out. And it wasn’t just a brief call-out, it was an entire lengthy scene dedicated to why Octavia’s actions are NOT being supported by the narrative and are NOT right or honourable. 

“A warrior knows when not to kill. Lincoln taught you that. You seem to have forgotten.”

FINALLY RECOGNITION THAT A WOMEN WITH A SWORD IS NOT ALWAYS BADASS AND EMPOWERING. IT TAKES MORE THAN THAT. IT TAKES HONOUR

And to those of you who were screaming about Octavia never dealing with the consequences of her actions after … what? 4x02? YOU COULDN’T WAIT TWO EPISODES??? WHY DO YOU JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS WHY DO YOU TORTURE YOURSELVES? Short rant concluded. This was a top-knotch scene. 

5. LUNA

She is so gorgeous and her voice is so soothing. She makes every episode better just be existing.

6. THE ISLAND IS SO COOL

I’M SO GLAD THAT ALIE’S MANSION IS NOT THE ONLY THING WE GET TO SEE OF THIS ISLAND. THE WHOLE INTRIGUE SURROUNDING BECCA AND HER LAB AND THE DRONES AND THE “MUTANT LINE” AND THE MYSTERIOUS THINGS THAT ALIE’S SECURITY IS “PROTECTING” THEM FROM IS SO INTERESTING AND ITS SO DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING THIS SHOW HAS DONE BEFORE AND BOY AM I EXCITED TO FIND OUT WHAT’S GOING ON AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THIS STORYLINE. AND ALSO I, AND A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE, TOTALLY PREDICTED THAT THEY WERE HEADED BACK TO ALIE’S ISLAND TO FIND A LAB OF SOME SORT BACK IN THE HIATUS SO GOOD-WORK TEAM. NOTHING GETS PAST THIS FANDOM, I SWEAR.

7. Jackson being a total babe and helping out Raven this episode/showing compassion and concern

So I’ve seen people shipping it and I am … oddly, not opposed??? I mean, he’s sweet and that banter was nice and he’s a doctor which means he’s probs smart and also can help her out with her pain (kinda) and it will never happen but I CAN DREAM OKAY? 

Also, Jackson is Jackson’s only name. I’m sorry, I don’t make the rules. You will never hear me referring to Jackson by any other name. #dealwithit

8. “Save us all” sounds like “keep us all clean” in Trigadesleng because apparently Grounders know their priorities

I guess this explains why L.exa had that deep conditioned shit last season while Clarke was progressing through her slow but steady evolution into a dirty mop

9. “I’ve never met a line I wouldn’t cross.”

Richard you get the best lines. And you slay them every time.

10. MURPHY AND RAVEN’S DYMAMIC

I’M SO EXCITED. Lindsey and Richard are both a thrill to watch and they’re both so sassy and their history is just … WOW. They haven’t had many scenes together ever since that KILLER scene in the dropship where we learned Murphy’s backstory which is a total crime because THEIR CHEMISTRY SERIOUSLY FLIES THROUGH THE ROOF.

I do think Murphy was trying to get on Raven’s good side when he grabbed her and helped her to safety and it was definitely for his personal motives, but I do also believe that a large part of him wanted to do it as an attempt to make up for fucking up her life so bad as well. It’s such an interesting dynamic to watch.

Just want to clarify that I don’t ship it because … y’all he literally shot her and paralyzed her why do you do this?? But I definitely want to see more of them on my TV screen

11. Dad!Kane cupping his son’s face

Need I say more?

12. “Warriors don’t reveal their secrets.”

AND ECHO LOOKS AT BELLAMY BECAUSE HE DIDN’T CAVE AND REVEAL THEIR SECRETS BECAUSE MY BOY IS SO STRONG 

13. Ice Nation is SO much more interesting than Trikru

BYEEEEEEEEEEEEE

14. “Remember that time we welded your dad’s furniture to the ceiling? Now THAT was a prank.”

I WOULD SAY SO MONTY LMAO THIS IS SO EXTRA AND I LOVE IT

CLASSIC JONTY I CAN CLEARLY ENVISION THEM DOING THIS

15. “You’re not God, Clarke. You don’t get to decide who lives and dies.”

Hmm … that’s an interesting line. Almost like it might be … I don’t know … A major theme of the show or something?

Also A++ delivery Devon. Kudos.

16. This show is SO GOOD with moral dilemmas

They truly do bring their A-Game every season. The List is just one example of these so-called moral dilemmas. There truly is no right choice. Clarke was pragmatic, everything she did made SENSE. But was it moral? Was it humane? That’s another story, and it’s one these writers are not afraid to tell.

17. Monty and Clarke’s interactions are all so on point

“You’re the one going too far and using the same old justification: it’s all for my people.”

ANOTHER MAJOR THEME ALERT

Monty is spilling the tea this episode and while I understand Clarke’s mindset and sympathize with her for dealing with the pressure on her shoulders, everything that Monty said in this scene was absolutely 100% true, and it’s going to come into play in Clarke’s character arc this season, I am sure.

18. Raven’s struggle with her leg is so real

Kim perfectly captured the struggles that Raven has to deal with and how her leg, while limits her physical ability, certainly does not limit her determination, her skill, and her brain. 

19. “What if the fight is all we are? We torture, kill, betray. We pretend we’re more than that just to make ourselves feel better, but it’s a lie.”

I love this line so much. This episode encapsulates so many themes and big ideas of the show (and it grapples with morality in hugeeeee ways) and I’m loving it.

20. “You’re not a prisoner, Luna. You have a choice.”

Raven putting her gun down and saying this to Luna is SO important, especially when you think about how Clarke tried to force the flame on her in 3x14. Free will was a major theme last year and I’m glad to see it paying off now.

21. Jaha swooping in and stealing that crowd

Listen. I know that there are many conflicted opinions on Jaha and I know that lot of people hate him. But I have never been more intrigued. His story this season is sooo interesting. I have no idea what to expect from him. I feel as though he is so disconnected from the other characters at this point in the narrative that he’s a complete wild card. Do I trust him or not? Should I? What are his motives? What knowledge does he have that the other characters don’t?

He’s so fascinating to me in that he is completely unpredictable. His story this season could break off in just about any direction. 

This scene was really fun to watch. Clearly, Jaha’s years of being a Chancellor comes in handy with a crowd. He knows what to do, what to say, to sway them. It reminds me of Bellamy, in a way, actually. Say what you will about Jaha, but he has a way with words and he knows how to inspire people. I can’t wait to see how this goes. 

(I totally think that lottery is bullshit and I think that Jaha realizes this, but he’s manipulating the crowd. We’ll see how this blows up in our faces later.)

“The people need to feel like they have a say in their fate.”

Another interesting line that I enjoyed. Just wanted to point it out.

22. “It’s the only choice you gave yourself. If you think you have the best idea, you have to convince people, not lie to them. Or lock them up.”

So choices and free will and truth and morality are all big focusses of this episode. People seem to overlook how much great thematic stuff is in 4x04 but there’s a lot and it’s great.

23. Becca’s lab is bomb AF

24. BOB MORLEY DESERVES A FUCKING EMMY PLEASE AND THANK YOU

25. “Take me home.” 

BECAUSE EVEN AFTER ALL THIS TIME ARKADIA AND THE SKY PEOPLE ARE STILL OCTAVIA’S HOME BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE BELLAMY IS (or so she thinks) AND HELLO YES I’M STILL EMO

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3 years ago (I think? They for some reason took off the date and time from my screen capped status) I had a pretty terrible day at a convention.

I worked pretty hard on my red Sonja costume and was so excited to finally get into making Armor costumes. I figured she was a good start!

I made the costume entirely by myself and was pumped to show it off. Not even really thinking of how sexual a costume it was, just that I was excited to be someone that I liked. Maybe it was my privilege that made me think I was safe in wearing it to a convention, but I had done sexy costumes before then and have never been physically assaulted or violated.

I was doing interviews for nerd caliber and someone who was clearly interested in my costume and my body in a creepy was was circling us like a shark. He was making me uncomfortable, and also getting in a lot of our shots while we were interviewing, so we moved. The first time we just moved away.
The second time he came back, I asked the man who was holding the camera to ask him to leave us alone.
I do not know what he said to the creep, I never asked. I imagine it to be something like “hey buddy, can you leave us/her alone?” No clue though. I know it wasn’t harsh enough for him to actually leave us alone.

So I was interviewing and like… 5-10 minutes go by and the guy walks up to me and lifts up the front flap of my outfit and exposed my vagina to all of the convention.
Some things to note. It’s not anyone’s business what was under my red Sonja costume. I was wearing underwear, but that was a part of my body that I didn’t intend to show in public, and that’s a part of my body that I intentionally covered when I left the house. I even made my own underwear for the costume with deer skin lace to hold up some mesh-y fabric so that I would feel more comfortable, but the deer skin lace looked like it belonged. I even made her costume cover way more of my body than hers.

But you know what? It doesn’t matter what I was wearing. Girls (and boys) still get touched without consent. I had someone tell me that I cosplayer that I don’t get along with got groped and she was just wearing a kigu. I checked them and told them it doesn’t matter what she was wearing. If a psycho wants to touch you, you can literally be completely covered. It’s not about that.

So anyway. This whole thing that happened to me was before I started getting naked on the internet, like 🤔🤔🤔 either a half a year or a full year difference. It actually was a huge reason in me creating “Minerva quill” (may she rest her soul) I didn’t want people to interact with me the way that that guy did. Anyone who approached me at a con and knew what I did online was extremely cool about it, but then times kinda changed and I felt comfortable bringing microkitty in the mix.

Regardless of if someone is naked online, you don’t get to touch them without asking or disrobe them in public without consequences.

Something I don’t really talk about is that the guy who assaulted me had some mental handicap that required him to have an aid. Who left him. If you have enough of a disability that you can’t be trusted around women, your aid shouldn’t abandon you for a panel. Again, there were girls wearing less than me, BUT ITS NOT ABOUT THAT. He fixated on me and made a terrible and traumatizing decision to expose someone without any form of consent.

And I get a lot of shit for having the guy arrested and kicked out of a con, but I didn’t press charges, I wasn’t even summoned, the cops were treating me like this was such a non issue to them and that was dehumanizing.

You don’t get to touch people.
Most of us know that.

But this fucking guy. This “fan” (he didn’t even have my page liked) reminded me of this terrible experience today.

And want to know the worst part? I don’t do sexy costumes at cons anymore at all. Every single time my legs are out (Diane, misty, Wonder Woman, Robin) those are tights. I edit my photos to put a little Gaussian blur on them and use a layer to take out the lines that make then all “tights” looking. Sometimes you can totally tell, sometimes not so much. I don’t do sexy costumes anymore at cons because of people like this commenter.

After sharing my experience and speaking up, I was horrified to see how many people were saying that I deserved it and cheering on the assailant, saying I went to far to have him taken away in a zip tie.

After sharing my experience, I don’t regret it, I regret they way I talked about it, because I was overwhelmed when posting and didn’t get everything out the way I should have.

I just wanted to point this out and tell my story again because it’s been 3 years and people still torment me over it by saying that me being lewd or naked means I’m asking for it. To which I say, go fuck yourself.