*equips sunglasses*

marauders-on-gallifrey  asked:

Do you have any headcanons for the various ways Jim tries to avoid doing physical? I feel he once spent the day in a red shirt hiding in engineering.

HE ABSOLUTELY TRIED TO HIDE AS A RED SHIRT. He even went so far as to dye his hair to try avoid suspicion. 

Scotty walked into the engine room and got to witness someone who was OBVIOUSLY JIM in a red shirt WITH BRIGHT PURPLE HAIR, tearing the SHIT out of all his equipment with huge sunglasses on INDOORS. 

He laughed his ass off, and then called Bones. He snapped a few pictures before Bones arrived with this security team. 

(1820; a quiet, closed-off boulevard behind the industrial district in Dunwall.)

A series of bangs and cracks filled the air, echoing off the cobbled street and darkened windows. With three flashes of intense, blinding blue light and the sound of the Void tearing open, a rail car emerged from thin air, coursing down the rails lining the street, dusted in frost and setting the rails alight in its wake.

Its like had not been seen in Dunwall before: warm, amber-coloured wooden panels concealed blue whale oil tanks; it was finished not with dark industrial Gristolean steel but instead brightly polished copper favoured in Serkonos; and was covered in enough circuitry and tubing to make a dozen arc pylons.

The anachronistic rail car rolled to a stop and a bearded man in an orange vest-and-hood outfit jumped out. (His clothes were very much out of place.) A beggars peered fearfully at this apparition. “It runs on whale oil!” exclaimed the man happily, to no-one in particular.

Corvo turned to the other passengers in the rail car. “Do you want to come along for this one? he asked.

Emily smiled and shook her head. “I’m good right here.” She indicated the sleeping form on her lap.

Corvo strolled over to a building and around a corner, then climbed into a water tank and then to a rooftop. He looked around to make sure he hadn’t been followed, then Blinked across an alley, down two flights of stairs, and onto another rooftop. Finally he stopped outside a closed and shuttered bakery. He knocked on the door politely. “Delilah Kaldwin?”

A dark-haired young woman peered out of a floury window, then opened a delivery hatch and poked her pointy nose into the street. “Er, nope. No Kaldwins here. My name’s Copperspoon, sir.”

“Oh, my mistake. Well, thanks anyway!” Corvo replied. He was halfway back to the car when he stopped mid-stride, clapped a massive hand to his forehead, and exclaimed “of COURSE she would say that!” He hurried back to the bakery, calling on Dark Vision as he did so, but it was clearly empty but for a few friendly rats, a side door left swinging open to the street. Peering inside, floury foorpints and emptied strongboxes suggested a hasty getaway. Corvo sighed, shook his head in disbelief and trudged back to the car.

“Did you manage to catch her?” asked Emily.

“No. No, Emily, I didn’t. I think you were right. I was going to offer Delilah a scholarship to the Tyvian Academy of Philosophy, get her out of the way. Perhaps our presence here is what causes her to leave Dunwall in the first place. – But I think the timeline can’t be changed, not in such a huge, major way.”

“Oh, I don’t know father. We managed to save Alexi.” Emily patted the captain on the head for emphasis.

“Yes. Yes I suppose you’re right. Might there still be hope for Jessamine, then? I mean, you know the Tower grounds as well as me. There are no rails laid within a hundred yards of that wretched gazebo and we need to be in and out as fast as possible to avoid being detected and do as little damage as possible to the timeline.”

“Well that’s the thing, father, I forgot to tell you in the excitement of picking up Alexi,” Emily produced a thick sheaf of blueprints from her coat and waved them. “I have more upgrades for this time machine.”

“So what you’re saying is, this machine will be able to lay rails as fast as it travels?”

“Rails? Oh by no means, father. No. Where we’re going, we don’t need-“ she equipped a pair of sunglasses “rails.”

prompt 1: it’s been too long.

As requested by @ edo-salandria -

Natsu x Lucy

Rating: M+ (steamy citrusy goodness & swearing)

Words: 5,317.


Lucy hummed to herself happily, strolling down the confectionery aisle with a basket hooked around her elbow. Cana followed her groggily, looking around with red ringed eyes.

“Cana, do you want to borrow my sunglasses?” Levy questioned, pushing a trolley of her own a few metres back as Cana’s head turned to the bluenettes slowly, eyes narrowing.

“Why haven’t you offered me them before?”

Levy gave her a sheepish smile, “It’s kind of cool to see you hungover. I swear, I’ve never seen you hungover in the twenty three years we’ve known each other.”

Lucy laughed which made Cana growl and snatch the sunglasses away from Levy’s hands.

The blonde stopped in front of the chocolate bars, peering at the choices before grabbing a few and plopping them into her basket. Cana, equipped with sunglasses, strolled over and took a look at the contents.

“That’s a lot of batteries Lu, stocking up for your vibrator?” Cana cackled as Levy spluttered. Lucy, used to her friends teasing, just smiled sweetly, “I don’t need any batteries for my vibrator until the year 2040. It’s part of my apocalypse survival kit. Water, canned food and batteries for my vibrator.”

This made Cana laugh harder and Levy even cracked a giggle, “Nice priorities you have, Lucy.”

The smiling blonde shrugged, “If I’m going to die in a nuclear explosion, I want to go out with a bang.”

Cana, who had been trying to gain control of her laughter, lost it once again and wrapped an arm around Lucy’s neck.

“I think you are my soul mate.”

Lucy smiled at her best friend, “I thought Bacchus was your soulmate.”

“He stopped being my soulmate when he doesn’t laugh at my post-sex jokes.” Cana complained as Levy shook her head, “Saying ‘it looks like a mushroom’ isn’t a joke. It’s insulting.”

Lucy laughed, as Cana pouted, “I told you that in confidence Levy. And look, Lucy’s laughing so it must be funny!”

“She’s laughing because it’s funny to us. Not to a man you just had sex with!”

“That’s sexism and I don’t appreciate it!” Cana argued back loudly and Lucy pressed her lips together to stop the laughter wanting to rip from her mouth. She glanced over the top of the short shelving units, catching a glimpse of pink hair.

She tilted her head, before a gasp ripped out of her throat.

Pink hair. Cocky grin. Scarf in the summer.

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Epik High’s Born Hater MV (Music Video Analysis)

The views presented in this analysis are a part of my own individual interpretation of the video, which means they are subject to error (and possibly Mino-biased). This post is based off of the Born Hater MV and Making Video from Epik High’s official Youtube channel. 

The predominant interpretation within the fandom is that each rapper represents one of the seven deadly sins: envy, pride, sloth, lust, gluttony, wrath, and greed. B.I, the eighth character in the video, represents innocence, or purity. As the lyrical content touches on themes of hatred and criticism, this sin theme provides a sort of paradox–if they’re sins, wouldn’t that be justification for hating them? Or rather, if they’re sins, if they’re acknowledging their own inherent flaws, wouldn’t it be redundant to hate and criticize them?

“Because the music video of ‘Born Hater’ carries stories of people who don’t like us, it goes well with the toilet setting that symbolizes our need to eliminate and excrete.” -DJ Tukutz

DJ Tukutz represents envy because of the nature of his role within Epik High. As DJ and manager, his influence is primarily unseen. He’s envious of Tablo and Mithra who get more screen time. His appearance is attention seeking–a gaudy salmon suit. Expensive black bag. Hair slicked back. Sunglasses. Sound board and speakers. Pants rolled up to intentionally reveal his nice shoes. He looks clean, professional, skilled, equipped. His sunglasses are dark. We don’t see his eyes. His expression is blank. He is only animated by the beat. He has 12 seconds of screen time before moving to Tablo, reinforcing the concept of envy. 

“It’s really fun, unlike what the lyrics say. It’s upbeat. It’s like now I am immune to being hated or criticized, or people getting in our way, at least enough to talk about it. In a good way, I’ve matured. I hope after listening to this song, you realize that this too, shall pass.” - Tablo

Tablo represents pride. He’s second to appear, but first to speak, reflecting his position within Epik High as the leader but not the manager. As well, Tablo looks directly at camera, addresses the camera, unlike DJ Tukutz whose eyes are concealed by his dark glasses. He’s wearing a white shirt and socks, black pants and shoes. His hat is black, a beret. It’s meant to reflect an artist’s attire. He’s wearing glasses, also probably meant to reflect his artist persona. His lyrics cite artists: Dali, Van, Picasso, El Greco, Velasquez, Millet.  He has a gas mask. The air around him isn’t clean enough for him to breathe. He’s surrounded by cockroaches— other artists, or haters. Famous art hangs in his stall, red tape marking an X through them–the one directly behind him is a Picasso self-portrait. The art isn’t good enough for Tablo either.  He cites himself as a born hater. He uses his shoe to squish roaches on the paintings, as if to silence the critics. He hides in corner as if the roaches, or critics, are ganging up on him. He’s both disgusted and afraid of them. In another shot, roaches are on him, but he doesn’t look phased, and a roach comes out of mouth. He’s repulsed by criticism directed towards him, but he’s a source of criticism himself. 

On yellow gridded table, he spells out ‘haters’ in black computer keys. The use of computer keys and the video being filmed as if through a cell phone could be references to social media’s role in criticism and hatred of celebrities and other public figures.

Beenzino represents sloth. He appears third in the video, his scene crowded with Nike shoe boxes. The expensive brand name shoes, rather than serving their original purpose, remain in their boxes. There’s a surplus being wasted. In this scene, Janitor B.I makes his first appearance. B.I tiptoes around Beenzino, obviously trying not to be an inconvenience to the slothful Beenzino as he cleans. Beenzino barely moves out of the way, initially, before standing. Besides B.I, three girls also make an appearance. They caress him, but he takes no notice. He’s arrogant and laid back. Since he’s in control, he can’t be provoked. He moves of his own volition or not at all. Giving the impression of dominance (showing that he owns the shoes, that he has the girls) is more important that exercising it (or actually wearing the shoes, or interacting with the girls).  

“It’s each of our philosophies on the idea of ‘Hater.’ We are unravelling our stories.” - Verbal Jint

Verbal Jint represents lust. In contrast to the previous rappers, he has a more lackadaisical attitude. Despite the fact that he’s surrounded by books and academic texts, he chooses to ignore them in order to read a porny mag. Images of scantily clad women are also taped to the wall. Note that he’s running out of toilet paper. Make of that what you will. B.I forgoes his cleaning duties to read one of the magazines. While they’re obviously entranced by the images, they don’t seem mentally stimulated. It’s hallow, meaningless material. It isn’t mentally stimulating like the other books in the room. It’s obviously B.I’s first time judging by how timid and wide-eyed he is. Verbal Jint is relaxed, used to it. His lust is no longer new or exciting, but mundane and routine. He’s bored and yet he never looks to the books for entertainment. It’s also of significance that despite it being the lust scene, there are no physical girls. 

“Who am I to blame?…It’s all my fault, being fat, having a beard, everything is my fault.” - Mithra

Mithra represents gluttony. As he’s overweight, Mithra attributes his size to one of the reasons behind his criticism. Despite this acknowledgement, Mithra continues to shove his face with pizza and other junk food. He hates himself because he eats but he eats to make himself feel better. 

Mithra’s scene also flashes to Tablo, but Tablo isn’t wearing his artist outfit. This is a reference to Tablo outside of the reference of Born Hater. Mithra is in his shadow, reflecting their relationship within Epik High as Tablo is the more popular member. Tablo just shrugs. 

“I didn’t get a chance to express the monster hiding behind the theme.“ -Mino

Mino represents wrath. His scene features a black leather outfit, baseball bats, liquor bottles, a skateboard, posters on walls, and punkish stickers on trash can. These details are references to youth and revel and angst. Mino refers to it as a monster concept. Outside of his black leather outfit, he has gold accessories–a nice watch. He’s a thug, but he’s a rich thug. Any crime would be a choice, not out of necessity. Mino plays golf with beer can. It’s a meaningless and chaotic activity. Mino is cool, collected, controlled, calculated. His wrath is lurking beneath the surface.

He moves from confused whimsy with the meaningless game of golf to a close up of him flipping the screen off, proclaiming “f*** ‘em” with a sudden intensity in his eyes. This shows how thin the veneer is between the cool and calculated Mino and the wrathful monster. Even still, it’s a stylish angst, one that moves to the beat–reminiscent of youth. His anger has rhythm.  He smirks as he swings his bat and sways to the beat.

There’s a close up shot where he’s moving his hand in a “yes, yes get on with it” gesture. While this gesture is arrogant, his eyes avoid the camera. At the root of his anger and impatience, he himself is afraid. He can’t give reason or excuse to his wrath, not when it’s a front for deeper imperfection and turmoil, and as a result can’t stand up against scrutiny.

Mino sits in corner and glares at B.I as he sheepishly cleans the poster. Though Mino is the one cowering in the corner, who’s small, he still manages to intimidate B.I who is standing tall. Next, Mino faux strikes camera with bat. It’s a threat but not really. He can do it but we know he won’t. It’s more important that he communicates that the action is familiar to him. He rests the bat naturally, lazily over his shoulder. Soon, Mino does strike the screen, sis threat from before proving true as the screen “cracks”. He’s not at all alarmed by this. He continues on. He beats empty bags, bites them. His wrath may be calculated but it achieves nothing.

“Tablo told me to write about things I hate. Everyone is a “hater,’ and ‘hater’ is everyone?” -Bobby

Bobby represents greed. In reference to his Show Me the Money win, Bobby clutches trophies, a champion’s belt hangs on the wall, and money litters the floor. Red velvet ropes and a gilded mirror are other evidences of luxury. B.I has nothing to clean up except to sweep the money off the floor that Bobby’s throwing. He’s the most gleeful of all the rappers, as if he’s pleased with himself and his wealth. Boxing gloves provide a further allusion to SMTM’s competition. 

He gathers his trophies to himself, hugging them–he’s clearly ecstatic. Although he’s flaunting and throwing the money, they’re obviously still vital to him and he’s afraid to lose them.

B.I: “My ‘Hater.’ I don’t have that. I don’t hate anyone. I learned that I shouldn’t hate people from my mom.”

PD: “Aren’t you just being a goody-goody by yourself at the end of it?”

B.I represents purity. B.I is clean because, at the time of the video’s release, he hadn’t debuted yet. Without a career, or the acknowledgment of winning SMTM, B.I isn’t vulnerable to criticism. This lack of experience is why he’s the only one trying to clean. He’s still ignorant, like he thinks the criticism can be helped. The others already let it all go. And yet, the lights flicker as he sings. His purity, regardless of the reactions of the other rappers, still has some effect on the ‘Born Hater’ world. In the final scene, B.I appear wedged in between DJ Tukutz and Tablo. It’s like he’s been initiated. Before he was simply there, now he’s with them. He’s a part. Whether they accepted that there is cleaning to be done, or if B.I was tainted by their influence, there’s no indication. They all nod in sync to his rap. B.I is the only one with expression. The others are blank faced. His inexperience makes him eager where the others are jaded. B.I tries to touch one of Tukutz’s boards, but he’s scolded. He’s still a rookie. He can’t really make any influence yet. 

anonymous asked:

Not sure how well you feel about writing Gage but any headcanons for him?

I tell you what man, I’m still really glad he wasn’t some walking talking Nuka Cola bottle because just. No.

  1. He’ll never admit it, but he's been addicted to the “Whack a Commie” Nuka Cade game for a while now
  2. Plays the guitar in his spare time, is actually quite good
  3. Is *ahem* really well endowed
  4. Absolutely hates Nuka Cola - he’s drunk it too much of it in the past
  5. Despises molerats with a passion. If he could, he’d wipe out every single one of them single handedly
  6. Hates alcohol because it always reminds him that mankind is always a slave to baser disires - plus the shit stinks

*Sidenote* - do not equip him with sunglasses or anything like that because it takes away his eyepatch and you literally cannot get it back. Trust me, I’ve tried. Now I cry.