“Romantic comedies and their tropes are easy to mock, in part because these tropes were so omnipresent in so many bad romantic comedies 10 years ago, and in part because our culture loves to mock things associated with women. That’s why so many contemporary rom-coms include a knowing wink at the audience, so that everyone involved can feel that they are in on the joke — and to a certain extent, that they are above what they’re watching. Even Set It Up, the other great Netflix rom-com of the summer and in many ways a classic execution of the formula, made time for a meta joke about the classic “run to the airport” trope.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is not here for your winking nonsense. This movie sees no reason that it should make a joke about how you have seen the fake dating trope before. It thinks it’s great that you are watching a rom-com. And perhaps most importantly, it does not secretly think that the conventions of this kind of storytelling are dumb, or that you need to be reassured that you’re smart even though you’re watching a girly teen flick. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before does not apologize for the kind of movie it is.
Instead, it takes it as read that you will enjoy the fake dating trope, because after all, the fake dating trope is a storytelling framework that has been engineered for decades to be satisfying. It takes it as read that you are going to enjoy watching two nice, kind, attractive people fall in love, because who wouldn’t? And it takes it as read that the story it is telling is valuable and worthwhile, and that you are not simple-minded or uncultured if you get something out of it.”
I wanted a timeline with more information about Luna and other characters’ ages around the game’s events to give it more perspective, so I did it by fusing the info in this post HERE, plus the ones given in Brotherhood/Kingsglaive/FFXV/Ultimania guide (big thanks to superespresso + thetwilightmexican and zukarevue translations!) /Anything I come across to be honest [x].
I thought that maybe someone may find this useful too, but I did this mostly to back my fanfic ideas with some accurate lore.
M.E. 606 - King of Lucis erects a magic wall around the kingdom.
M.E. 723 - Magitek soldiers’ mass production begins, with Ardyn’s help.
M.E. 724 - Cor joins the crownsguard (13 y/o). -
Around this time Nyx is suspected to be born.
M.E. 725 - Niflheim introduces Magitek soldiers in battle.
Prince Regis (19 y/o) takes part in the battle with Niflheim
on the front lines. Cid, Clarus, and Weskim fight alongside him. - Lucis forces retreat from battle against Niflheim.
M.E. 726 - King Mors reduces the wall to just around Insomnia.
- Around this time hunters discover the Tempering Grounds while on a separate expedition. - Cor (15 y/o) fights Gilgamesh and loses. Regis is 20 y/o.
M.E. 728 - Galahd starts it’s 18 years of peace (Nyx suspected age is 4 y/o).
- Ravus is born.
M.E. 729 - King Mors dies, Regis (23 y/o) is coronated King.
M.E. 732 - Luna is born, Gentiana joins the Nox Fleuret.
- King Regis (26 y/o) marries Aulea.
M.E. 736 - Noctis is born, Luna is 4 y/o, Nyx is suspected 12 y/o. Regis is 30 y/o, Cor is 25
- Prompto is born in the 1st Magitek Production Facility, Niflheim, to be used in the “Deathless Project”.
M.E. 737 - A lucian rescues Prompto (1 y/o) and is adopted by the “Argentum” family in Insomnia.
M.E. 740 - Ignis (6y/o) is assigned to Noctis (3 y/o). [Note:
Because of the 3 year gap between the two, this event must have happened between Feb 7th - Aug 30th of that year].
M.E. 741 - Noctis is chosen by the Crystal (5 y/o), Luna is 9 y/o, Regis is 35 y/o.
- Regis founds the Kingsglaive.
- Iris is born.
M.E. 744 - Noctis is attacked by a Daemon (8 years old), goes to Tenebrae for treatment.
- Luna meets Noctis, she is 12 Years old.
- Noctis meets Gentiana.
- Niflheim attacks and conquers Fenestala Manor, Queen Sylva of Tenebrae is killed. Ravus is 16 y/o. - Noctis tells Ignis about the dessert he ate in Tenebrae.
M.E. 745 - Giant Shiva awakens. Noctis is 9 y/o, Luna is 13 y/o.
- Shiva tells Luna about the covenants.
- Gigant Shiva is defeated by Ardyn/Niflheim in Groves Valley.
M.E. 746 - Niflheim attacks Galahd.
- Ardyn contacts Drautos.
- Is believed that Nyx joined the Kingsglaive around this time. He is believed to be 22 y/o. - Gladio starts working for Noctis. He befriends Noctis after Iris’ incident. Iris is 5 y/o, Gladio is 13 y/o. - Noctis starts training with Gladiolus. - Noctis is 10 y/o, Luna is 14 y/o, Regis is 40 y/o.
M.E. 748 - Prompto (12 y/o) saves Pryna in Insomnia, Luna contacts him and he begins his quest to befriend Noctis.
- Luna enters her first covenant with an Astral.
- Lunafreya becomes the youngest Oracle in history, at age 16. Noctis is 12 years old.
M.E. 749 - Ignis starts training to join the Crownsguard (15 y/o).
M.E. 751 - Noctis moves to a new apartment, outside the castle (15 y/o).
Luna is 19 y/o. - Prompto starts to hang out with Noctis. - Gladio formally joins the Crownsguard (18 y/o).
M.E. 752 - Ignis formally joins the Crownsguard (18 y/o). - Noctis gets the Engine Blade from King Regis as a present for his 16th birthday.
M.E. 754 - Gladio gets his scar while protecting Noctis from a drunken Lucis’ citizen. Noctis is 18, Gladio 21, Luna 22.
M.E. 756 - Noctis recieves the
Audi R8 Star of Lucis as a gift
for his 20th birthday. - Noctis Leaves Insomnia to attend his wedding ceremony in Altissia (20 y/o). - Insomnia falls. Nyx is believed 32 y/o, Luna is 24 y/o.
— Start of FFXV —
I may edit this in the future as more info is released/confirmed. Let me know if you see any inconsistency :)
Edit: Added year of Gladio’s scar. More info on Ardyn, Regis, Cor, Prompto, Ignis, Gladio, Iris, Nyx, Ravus, Luna and Gentiana.
Summary: Sam decides to pull a prank on one Bucky Barnes - how far will it go?
Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Latinx!Reader
Warnings: Language, Sexual Innuendos?
Word Count: 2.2k
A/N:I’m real scared about this fic b/c I feel like its not good but ANYWAYS, about 85% of the dialogue and some descriptions are in Spanish - NO English translations so either ask me or google translate for help lmao sorry - the songs mentioned are Propuesta Indecente by Romeo Santos and Loco by Enrique Iglesias! I want to dedicate this to all my Hispanic/Latinx/POC writers and readers who have felt the lack of representation; hopefully this is the start of something good for all of us :) Enjoy! [PS: this is definitely not the last time I write a poc!/latinx!reader fic!]
Y/N slowly walked up the front porch steps of Scott’s house with a duffle bag on each shoulder and rolling two suitcases in her hands. She was soaked from head to toe. She had walked in the pouring rain from her house to her alpha’s. She was cold and numb, but that didn’t faze her. She was too concerned about what had just happened, her parents kicked her out of the house after she told them she was pregnant.
She stared at the front door as her mind replayed what happened just an hour ago.
“Get out!” Her mother yelled.
“You are a disgrace to this family!” Her father added.
“No daughter of mine would be stupid enough to open her legs for some stupid boy!” Her mother yelled as she started pulling out Y/N’s bags to pack her stuff and leave.
“I’m sorry, mom!” Y/N yelled back with tears in her eyes. She knew they wouldn’t throw her a party when she told them the news, but this wasn’t even remotely close to what she had expected from them.
“Are you planning on keeping it?” Her mother asked.
Y/N was at a loss for words. She hadn’t even thought about what she was going to do. She thought after she talked to Liam, she would figure out what to do next, but with him out of the picture, she didn’t have an answer to her mother’s question.
“If you don’t get an abortion or give this baby up for adoption, you’re not welcome here,” Y/N’s dad said.
“Either way, we’re not having our pregnant teenaged daughter living in our house,” her mother said before she walked away, leaving Y/N in tears.
hybrids used to be a rare commodity, created humanely and owned by very rich members of society as companions. for the most part they’re human, but they have traits shared with their crossbreed
now they’re slightly more affordable and much more common, mostly because large corporations decided to capitalize on this new trend and started to breed hybrids, plus “first gen hybrids” have gotten to an age where they are having children on their own, whether with humans or other hybrids
they age at the same rate as humans, so most hybrids are adopted as children, then grow up with their owners like a normal family would
but there are shadier organizations that raise hybrids to adulthood and then sell them for sexual reasons, or brothels that buy hybrids and capitalize off of them
this is illegal in most countries, but the black market for hybrids is very popular, and there is one particularly notorious group just outside of seoul that fronts as a pharmaceutical company
you’re a cat hybrid born to two first gen hybrids, but their owner decided when you were 6y/o that he didn’t want to deal with a third hybrid, so you were sold off to this shady group :(
because you aren’t a lab hybrid, your genetic makeup is unique, and your fluffy white ears and tail made you a particularly treasured hybrid, and the group knew they wanted to keep you around to breed (but thankfully you never had to know that)
u were so young at the time that you didn’t really understand what was happening when you arrived at this big facility and they put you in a dorm with nine other kids, all older than you
you thought you were just on vacation or something but……. as the days passed and your parents didn’t come for you……… you started to realize that maybe that wasn’t it
there you were…. little and scared… you didn’t really know who to talk to because you’d never met anyone outside of your parents+owner…. you had never even been off of your owner’s estate before
you cried yourself to sleep every night :( until seungcheol came along
one day almost a year after you came to the facility your bunkmate disappeared
you had learned not to ask questions when a familiar face went missing because you would get in trouble, but later in that week a boy was pushed in and assigned to the bunk below you
he was sweet looking…… with floppy puppy ears and kind eyes …. probably a few years older than you, but what you noticed first was that he smelled safe
hybrid senses are super heightened, and you’d gotten used to the smell of the room and the smells of your roommates, but none of them had ever smelled like you could trust them. in fact, you haven’t really smelled a soothing scent since you left your parents
that night you peer at him over the side of the top bunk and, quietly, ask him his name
it took a little while for him to open up to you and vice versa, but one night he tells you how he had been in another place like this before you met, and talks about his friend jeonghan who went missing a few months ago
after that, you were never ever apart from seungcheol….. he was the only good thing you had
you would talk about things you wanted to do together when you got out, like go on a ferris wheel and see the ocean and a million other things, and he promised you would get to do them all someday
and you two took care of each other ,,,,,,,, while you were too afraid to act up in fear of getting punished, seungcheol wasn’t
when anyone tried to get close to the two of you he would snap and growl, even though his bark wasn’t fully developed he was still pretty intimidating for a 10 year old
you would sneak him food when he got in trouble, and if he was ever hurt you did your best to clean him up
even though you were still worried and scared, every night you slept curled into seungcheol and his scent and steady breathing made you feel like things might be okay
Here it is! My first playlist release as promised.
Use these playlists to scour tumblr, write, or do other arty things. Or even use it as a reference to create your own, perfect playlist. These playlists contain both instrumental and lyrical tracks that fit Solas and the Solasmance experience. I will be frequently updating my Spotify playlists, so follow them for future song additions!
A/N: I know - I KNOW - it’s been so long and I apologize for my absence. I had this chapter for quite awhile, but I didn’t think it would be good enough to post. Anyways, I’ll try to have another chapter out asap.
PS. Nice Guys Finish Last with be on hold because I do not have any idea where that story is going. If you have suggestions, let me know.
Chapter Summary: Zach wants to continue your study sessions and you’re willing to. But you begin to have second thoughts after his latest comment about you.
By the end of the week, Zach managed to fill the golden sheet
with signatures, but not by the librarian. His mother’s signature filled every
line on the side of the dates the two of you had studied.
What an idiot.
The moment he showed Ms. Gutierrez the paper, your face
burned with embarrassment as she laughed.
If it weren’t for the call to his mother, she would’ve never
believed that you helped Zach every day. Plus, his scores were improving.
Y/N was beyond surprised when Chris asked her out on a date. It didn’t seem like something he would do from what she’d heard of him. She was actually excited, maybe she could finally see what he really was like.
Y/N hadn’t told anyone she’s going on a date with Chris, in case this was just a sick joke of his or if something incredibly terrible happened. She didn’t want to be that girl, yet at least. Even with all her efforts to keep it secret, Noora had somehow found out and had insisted to help Y/N out when it came to picking up and outfit (which was a thing that Vilde would do).
That’s how she had ended up hours before her date, lying on her bed with a pile of clothes on top of her. Noora wanted Y/N to put on something special, meanwhile she just wanted to go out with her ’normal’ clothes on since she didn’t want to look like she was doing too big of an effort.
”Alright, I’ll tell you something that I haven’t told anyone.” Noora said with a knowing look, she knew exactly what to do or say to get your attention on something. You kinda hated her for it, but nodded along signaling her to go on.
”I went on a date with William so that he’d leave Vilde alone, but I think I like him now. I really think I fucked up big time now.” Noora was biting her lip, avoiding Y/N’s gaze. Y/N couldn’t stop the smile from forming on her face, she knew there was something going on with them.
”I’m not really that surprised, you two would look great together anyway so just go for it?” Y/N suggested, giving Noora a sympathetic smile. ”Eskild also told me somethings, so if the other girls know something it’s because he told them not me.”
Noora laughed for a bit before mumbling something along the lines of ”damn you Eskild”. Y/N looked at the clock to check on the time, her eyes widening when she saw how much time had passed by already. She quickly got up and looked inside her closet, picking out a pair of jeans and a nice sweater to wear.
”You’re seriously going out like that even after I told you my secret?” Noora groaned, falling on Y/N’s bed.
”Yeah, it’s Chris after all. I don’t except much from a date with him.” Y/N was feeling slightly nervous, but she didn’t want to show it to Noora.
”Well, I guess I better get going now since he’ll probably be here soon. Good luck.” Noora got up and left before you could even say something to her. Y/N sighed and walked up to her mirror to see herself in it, wondering what could have ever drawn Chris to her out of all the girls. Her thoughts were interrupted by the sound of the doorbell, she gave a quick last glance to the mirror before going to open the door.
”Hi princess.” Chris said with a smug smile once you opened the door.
”You seriously didn’t have to come all the way to the door you know, but hi.”
”You’re not supposed to do this on dates?” He asked, his eyes wide.
Y/N let out a chuckle at his reaction and walked outside closing the door behind her. ”You’re nervous and I must admit I like it, if this date is a total flop I can blackmail you with it.”
”Well look who’s feeling confident in themselves?” He was smirking, making Y/N blush. He found it cute how she went from confident to shy. ”Let’s go.”
Chris had cheesily enough chosen to take Y/N out on a gaming arcade, but he seemed super stocked so she didn’t say anything.
”What even made you choose this place?” Y/N curiously asked, looking around the arcade. It was almost empty.
”I don’t know. Taking you out for a movie date would be too cliche, taking you out on a dinner date would just be odd and we’d probably be acting all awkward, a picnic would be lame and it’s way too cold outside and I bet 20 bucks that you’d never come in my home for a date because you still think I’m a dick, so this came in my mind and well here we are?” Chris said breathless and went on after a moment ”Fuck did I already ruin it?”
”You’re so awkward, relax it’s fine I was just asking a question.” She gave him a reassuring smile, making Chris relax a bit. ”Seriously though, you’re always like this on dates?”
”Eh, I thought I said before but I always skip the ’dating’ part. You’re the first one who I’ve actually taken out and chased after if we could say that.”
”Oh.” Y/N mumbled, blushing again because, as a matter of a fact, he had said that before.
”Come.” Chris took her hand and dragged her all the way to a dancing game making her rise her eyebrow at him.
”What? It’s a nice game! You should see William trying to play this when he’s drunk.” Chris said letting go of her hand. They both felt a little sad at the loss of contact, but neither said a thing about it.
”I think I can live without seeing it, nice to know what you guys do when you’re drunk.” Y/N said and rolled her eyes. Chris just chuckled before motioning her to come closer to play.
She ended up having a great time and get to know Chris a lot better. He actually wasn’t a total asshole, he was actually nice and sweet and had a great sense of humor, which is always nice. Y/N looked at the time, realizing that they had spent over two hours on that stupid dancing game where he always won.
Chris’ phone vibrated, signaling he had gotten a text message. He sighed and pulled out his phone, his eyebrows furrowing together.
”Fuck, I need to go and pick William up from a party…” He said and awkwardly scratched the back of his neck, giving Y/N an apologetic look.
”It’s okay, surprised you skipped a party for this though.” It made her feel quite special actually.
”Well I told you I can be something else than a dick? I’ve got to go though, so bye?” He didn’t know what to say to end it, Y/N quickly picking up on it.
”Goodnight, Christoffer.” She gave him a kiss on the cheek before sprinting off. She felt all warm and fuzzy on the inside and she couldn’t believe what she had just done, but she hoped it was worth it.
Chris on the other hand was left standing there as red as a tomato, his hand on his cheek. He felt genuinely happy for the first time in a while.