concept: everybody gathered at magnus’s loft for movie night, pillows and blankets spread all over the floor, the tv screen illuminating the whole room, each of them lying on top of someone else, fighting over blankets, eating clementines and occasionally throwing a peel at someone’s head, the air smelling sweet of winter and warmth and love. after he sets up the movie, magnus tries to navigate through the mess of tangled legs, stepping on a few and earning half-hearted yells of protest, in his quest to reach the empty spot next to alec. when he does, he curls up under the blanket, resting his head on alec’s chest, his excuse being that there was no pillow left for him; neither believed it, and neither cared. he breathes in the scent of fresh laundry, of comfort, of home, and tries his hardest not to drift off when the movie is only 15 minutes in. but the distant, muffled chatter of everyone around, the steady rise and fall of alec’s chest and the gentle, rhythmical thread of alec’s fingers through his hair do little to help in that regard, lulling him to sleep almost instantly, soft lips pressed to the crown of his head being the last thing he feels.
My brain thought of this like a week ago and I thought it was so good that I had to share it with you all (please note it’s the first headcanon I’ve ever written):
Imagine one day on her way back from work at MACUSA, Tina finds a Bowtruckle, helplessly clinging to a lampost. It’s lost and afraid in the big city of New York.
“Hey, little fella, it’s going to be okay. I’ll take care of you.” She tells the creature, cradling it in her hand. She covers her hand with her coat as she enters her housing complex. She greets Queenie and sets the Bowtruckle down on her bedside table. Tina scours her apartment for a book on them and nurses the small green creature back to health.
The female Bowtruckle rests in Tina’s pocket and travels with her on a daily basis (that is if Tina doesn’t deem a field work assignment too dangerous for the little Bowtruckle). Queenie chuckles after noticing her sister’s compassion for the creature. “Just like Mr. Scamander with that Pickett” she’d say.
One day, Newt returns with his suitcase in one hand and a copy of his book in the other-of course, little Pickett resting in his pocket. Tina greets him with a giant hug-oh, how she’s missed him. When Newt gives her a copy of his book, she tells him all about the Bowtruckle she had rescued. Shyly, the female Bowtruckle pokes her head out from Tina’s pocket and Pickett curiously emerges from Newt’s.
Over dinner at the Goldstein residence that night, Pickett and Tina’s Bowtruckle escaped down into Newt’s suitcase, where the other Bowtruckles are. “He’s showing off to her” Newt insisted with a dopey smile on his face. He continues to talk about Bowtruckles and, while discussing how the tree creatures show affection, he turns from looking at his case to looking at Tina, who was already watching him with admiration in her eyes. She smiles softly at him with some embarrassment coating her cheeks pink and he can’t help but to smile back at her. The interaction sent joy into Queenie’s heart as she overheard all of their thoughts-hearing how their love for each other is progressing.
Newt and Pickett eventually returned home to England, which saddened the boys as well as Tina and her Bowtruckle. After securing some time off from MACUSA, Tina visits Newt in London with her Bowtruckle hiding in her pocket. Newt is surprised to see the woman who he loves at his doorstep, a bright grin etched upon her face. Pickett is reunited with Tina’s Bowtruckle and Newt is reunited with Tina-both boys were happy to finally have their girls back.
Fic prompt: at one point or another all members of the snack pack had fallen a little bit in love with branch. I mean imagine a recolored branch actually socialising and calling them their or his friends and the snack pack realizing just how amazing he is.
He could be helping DJ Suki with her music by creating new objects and machines for her (he did build his bunker) to DJ to, The twins he could actually discuss clothes making and fabrics with (I imagine he made his own vest and shorts as well plus probably new how and where to collect materials from making his bunker).
He could become a work out partner to smidge and even share the equipment in his gym with her, Cooper and him could come up with new dance moves together and even have the occasional dance off. Now this is kinda a stretch but I remember someone saying that in some concept art and toys branch has a little glowing bug thing, well about if him and biggie bond over this and meet up with their pets regularly together.
And finally guy diamond actually really enjoying branch’s poetry since its all about showing and expressing yourself, something that he regularly strives to do. Then one by one much to poppy’s confusion they walk up to her and simply say “I get it” before walking off :)
steve rogers: the usa would see him as the sweet cinnamon roll who’s just too good to be true, while the rest of the world, especially ones not immediately allied with the usa would be more hesitant to like him because just the idea of someone calling themselves captain america and running around into foreign borders gives a lot of people a bad taste in their mouths. people are also worried that he’s clinging to his 40s values (and we never really see him participate in press conferences either but thats me being picky). but he seems a nice enough bloke, especially with his fervent belief in helping everyone, and the propoganda thats been built up around him for over half a century definitely helps in putting him into a good light. despite this though, there are still people, especially online who feel as though steve isnt taking into account the feelings of the citizens of the countries he enters when he goes after his mission. he might think he’s foing what he feels is best, but hes still a white american who may not be aware of the current political landscape, and hes fucking around in foreign countries without proper cooperation with the authorities)
and tony stark: the problematic fave. after the avengers people start to like him more because he and his company are the only ones that are actively seen helping rebuild after the battle of new york. his snark is always fun to hear about though, and hearing him rip into a politician or someone who’s pissed him off, and although he’s less approachable then steve just by virtue of being a famous billionaire people still come up to him on the streets, especially the younger kids who might not be as aware of his past as a weapons developer then there are the conspiracy people (something i wanna write about one day tbh) who want to know why the portal was opened up from stark tower in the first place. no one knows how ultron came along but its easy to guess, considering tony’s past AI inventions. everyone sees him trying to stop the hulk and minimise casualties in johannesburg and theyre divided. on one hand hes the only one who came to stop the hulk (and, again, the only one to participate in clean up), but the fight caused a super lot of damage also. so, tony would probably be among the avengers that have the most broken base (for example, the people who liked him before iron man, hate his new direction. the people that like iron man but hate tony stark. the people who like both tony and iron man and feel that people are being too mean. no one likes the iron legion, but some understand where he’s coming from. he’s got the same issue as steve, the white capitalist american coming into their countries and trying to enforce his own agenda upon them. what do the foreign governments think of the iron legion)
A LOT of words about the differences between the adaptation of “Story of Your Life” into “Arrival”. I’ve read the story three times and seen the movie twice. I wrote a lot of words. Putting in a read more cut, so I hope it works.
SO MANY SPOILERS – ALL THE SPOILERS – THIS IS SO DAMNED SPOILER-Y
DID I MENTION SPOILERS?
THEY’RE HERE, THE SPOILERS
I RECOMMEND SCROLLING QUICKLY BECAUSE SOME SPOILERS ARE IN BOLD PRINT
IF YOUR READ MORE CUT DOESN”T WORK AND YOU DON”T WANT SPOILERS, SCROLL PAST QUICKLY (and consider blocking “arrival” in the tags)
Why “Arrival” is a Brilliant Example of Adapting a Story to Film
this sure isn’t my very first masaomi account. nope. at first i was flirtatiousmischief and then bakyurarian which was v short lived as some more personal matters came up that i will not be disclosing because this is meant to be a happy post of course!Masaomi brings so much joy into my life. He is my beautiful adopted child, the light of my life. For me, he’s more than just a character. He is my constant companion and he saves me everyday. I’d be nowhere without Kida as strange as that might sound but it’s honestly the truth. I’ve had this nerd for a good six years now and he’s shown no signs of stopping. not to mention all of the aus i come up with on practically a daily basis. Masaomi is extremely important and special to me and i honestly could go on forever about how much he means to me. Furthermore, I couldn’t ask for greater writing partners, no, friends. you guys are seriously amazing people. so incredible and talented. i’ve certainly had my share of rough patches but i’ve always managed to pull through and a lot of it is due to the great amount of support i receive from you guys and i couldn’t be more grateful. now without further ado, it’s time to give credit where it’s due. here are my fave people who deserve your follow and merely the joy of knowing them.
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Louis looked up from where he was drying glasses behind the bar, smirking when he saw the young woman walking in in the cute little elf costume. “Long day at the toy factory?” he joked, moving to fix her usual drink for her. “Damn, if all the elves look like you in that outfit, no wonder Santa keeps so many around.”
Guess who just finished all of her homework?!? At least for this week…but I thought I was going to have to work on it tomorrow but I finished my project and now I can have the whole weekend to relax!!!
“At some point in the picture, a kindly female friend of Laura, who knows the facts of life, removes her glasses. It turns out, suddenly, that she can see perfectly well without them, and our hero falls passionately in love with the now-beautiful Laura and there is a perfectly glorious finale.” - Isaac Asimov’s essay “The Cult of Ignorance”