Imagine an AU where you can’t lie to your soulmate.
Everyone knows this.
Well, as in, it is physically possible; Neil can open his mouth and say something untrue
But soulmates are two people who share a soul. Two
people who were meant to be one, but were torn asunder by the gods in their
A soul will know the condition and the intention on
its other half; for they are part of the same soul, in the end.
Which means that Andrew knows that Neil is his
soulmate almost immediately
He flies out with Kevin to meet this rookie forward
that Kevin’s raving about. He hasn’t bothered to watch the videos, he’s just
going because they’re desperate for a new team member after the last recruit,
and Kevin insists on going and Kevin won’t go alone
So he has the lowest of expectations when Neil
comes rabbiting into the changing room and Andrew swings without thinking about
His first thought is ‘what an idiot’ and his second
is ‘hot tho’
And then Neil says something about not deserving to
play on the same court as Kevin and Andrew can feel it in his bones, in his
heart, in his soul that Neil is lying
Which makes his third thought about Neil ‘well
The single best piece of writing advice I ever got was from a professor teaching a playwriting class, who told us that in every scene, especially scenes that were just dialogue, every character should want something. Making every character in a scene have a goal is an easy way to avoid dialogue that’s just exposition, and to make sure your dialogue drives the plot forward and/or reveals characterization.
It doesn’t have to be complicated or super weighty–as long as the characters have a goal, there will be tension in the scene even if the goals are small. Character X wants to borrow a pen, and character Y wants to make a good impression on character X. X wants to insult Y until they go away, and Y wants to annoy X by pretending not to notice the insults. X wants Y to give them the last slice of pizza, and Y is super full but still doesn’t want X to have it. No matter what your character’s goal is, it will reveal something about who that character is to the reader, and the conflict between your characters’ goals will give the scene momentum.
I’m late and this is just a bunch of half-assed sketches, but I remembered someone comparing the video of the wad of ducklings imprinting on a guy driving by to Prompto and I just wanted to kind of redraw it. Video is HERE
Lance’s maturity is just. Incredible. Like, yes he was petty about the leader thing, but as soon as the Black Lion made its decision (and more importantly, as soon as he noticed Keith was genuinely upset about it / doubting himself), he immediately flips the script. He’s in Keith’s corner, backing him up and encouraging him. He’s able to set aside his pride and insecurities in an instant and like… wow. What a genuinely good kid.
He needs to tell the team that he isn’t going to train today.
Lance has managed to hide a head cold since yesterday, but if he wants to get better, he is going to need to rest.
He blames this on Pidge.
She’s been running a fever and complained of sore throat but 3 days ago Shiro forced her to bed with the flu.
Everyone has been really good about keeping her comfortable, though Lance won’t deny that he has tried to avoid any real contact.
While the other Paladins and the Alteans included, have provided her with food, medicine, and comfort when she asked, Lance who came from a big family, was to familiar with the saying, “Once one goes down, they all go down.” So he isn’t all that surprised that he doesn’t feel good, even if he thought he was doing a good job of preventing it.
i was thinking how it might sound silly when bmc uses outdated 90′s slag like rad or gnarly but then i came to the realization that if they talked with like late millenial 2016/2017 slang it’d probably sound like a nightmare so i’m glad they decided to embrace that last decade cheesiness instead
i have a few food aversions. when i tell people this, at first they’re horrified. ice cream? you can’t eat ice cream? oh i had a terrible stomach bug, once, and it was involved. oh, you poor thing.
first time i tried tequlia i thought it was like vodka and did nine shots in an hour and ended up in the hospital. five years later i can finally drink it again but i no longer can do shots in any situation. same, buddy, happens to the best of us.
can’t eat nutella. i thought you liked it? used to love it before i was allergic and now it gives me itches. sorry about that, i feel for you.
milk? always. what about milk and cookies, i’ve seen you eat that. sometimes, if i’m careful, and other things are in my stomach, my allergy to lactose is okay. sometimes i can have quite a lot in one day. sometimes none at all. makes sense, okay.
i can’t look at bare razors. specifically, x-acto blades. if they’re in a holder they’re okay. but if they’re out and by themselves my brain starts to shout things. when people tell me to lose weight, sirens start sounding.
but you can’t tell people that. “triggered” is a joke now. what, are you triggered by a dropped plate?
i don’t like to eat meat if i don’t know where it came from. oh, that’s fine, then. i don’t like to listen to certain songs because they remind me of when bad things were happening. i don’t get it, though. it’s over and done with.
When I was playing Overwatch I had Mercy and Pharah on my team and heard Mercy say the usual “Keep the skies clear for me” and expected Pharah to stay quiet but like 3 seconds later I heard Pharah say “Let’s keep the skies clear together” and it’s the first time I’ve heard it properly since I got the game in November and I’m so happy!
They were taken so quickly that Lance and Keith couldn’t even put up a real fight. They succeed in defeating their Galra captors, but their victory comes at the cost of crashing onto a planet populated by violent, remorseless criminals. Or, the wretched beginning of Lance and Keith, Space Cowboy Mercenaries, and the possible end of the Red and Blue Paladins of Voltron.