Patrick Warburton: This character with which you’ve become infatuated is fucked, a word which here means “doomed beyond hope”, though it can also mean “recently engaged in intercourse.” However, Uncle Monty’s only lover is the study of Herpetology, an abstract concept that is difficult to achieve coitus with, and with Count Olaf on the loose, the usage of the word “fucked” lends itself much more easily to describing the untimely death that awaited him.
Why am I single?
Am I stopping myself from falling in love? Or am I truly just not falling for anyone? I don’t know which option I fear more. If the first is true, then I may be dooming myself to a life alone. If it’s the second, well, that wouldn’t be my fault, would it? But it’s no less discouraging to think that no one in my world could ever interest me.
I get crushes sometimes, yes, but (and this sounds weird) I can’t even tell how serious they are. I second-guess my own feelings constantly. Do I really like this person, or am I just fooling myself? All too often, it feels like I’m imagining I like them just because I like the idea of being madly in love. It’s more about the idea than the actual person.
I can create an image around a person that obscures who they really are, and pretty soon I’m in love with the image, but all the while in my gut I know that the image is not accurate and what I’m actually in love with is an illusion. That’s not true love. I know that. So I don’t allow myself to actually engage with the person, because I know it’s not what I think it is. In that sense, I guess you could say I do keep myself from falling in love… but not without reason.
You see, in every case, I see red flags. Even beyond the smokescreen of the fantasy image I create around a person, these red flags are always visible to my deeper instinct. And when I say “red flags,” I mean intrinsic qualities or ingrained habits that I do not want in a romantic partner. Things that the person obviously either could not or would not change. Things that I am ultimately just not okay with. They stand out to my subconscious mind, flashing cold warning lights, spelling doom for any hope of a relationship with that person.
If I didn’t see these kinds of red flags, I like to think that I would do it. I would move forward. I would give the person a chance. But when I see these kinds of things beforehand, plain as day… I mean, am I supposed to ignore them? So far, I have not been able to do that. I know what I want, and I know what I do not want. Why should I walk straight into a situation that I know is not what I want? Won’t I be kicking myself later for making such a stupid move, eyes wide open?
At the end of the day, I wonder:
Will there ever be someone who doesn’t strike me as full of warning signs, someone I won’t have to invent a mostly false image around so that I can pretend to have a crush on them?
Will I just end up caving in and dating someone who is below my standards?
Am I keeping myself from happiness, or sparing myself genuine heartache and wasted time?
As always, the standard answer to all my life’s questions resurfaces: I don’t know.
I’ve mentioned before that I have a
girlfriend - or as I like to call her, wife-to-be (Let’s call her Mrs. Mom)!
She’s my soulmate, she’s “the
one” for me and she feels the same about me. That’s why we want to marry (as soon as either of our home countries finally decide to allow us).
But, to be honest with you, things have
not always been rosy between us. In fact, we did break up two times and in both
cases, it was me who broke up.
If you asked me at that time why, I would’ve said
“We won’t work out anyway. Things are good between us and I love her but I’ll
rather break up now than see it all go downhill later because I just know we
won’t last anyway”. There were of course some tiny “problems” that I blamed it on but
deep down, it was just my utmost belief that it won’t last anyway. It took a few
years (and luckily Mrs. Mom is very patient!) for me to truly allow myself to
believe in our relationship.
I believed that we wouldn’t last - and nowadays I
see that it wasn’t my belief. I just internalized what I heard others say: that
it’s just a phase.
There was nothing wrong with our relationship or our feelings
for each other: I’ve just (subconsciously) been homophobic towards myself and
told myself that gay relationships never last.
I needed to un-learn a lot of crap that society thrilled in my head.
And now I know that this is not just me being silly or something super uncommon. Homophobia and heteronormativity often hurt us much more than we admit and run much deeper than we even are aware of.
I hope that by openly talking about this I may save you some head- and heartache. I hope that you grow up knowing you can trust your feelings, knowing that your relationships are not less worthy, are not doomed to fail.
Upon becoming godtier there are 2-3 bonus levels. If you climb up higher you should get aesthetic improvements to actually look godly. The outfits should get increasingly intricate and other bonuses are rewarded
Basically you can go from Caliborn’s outfit to Lord English’s
Here are some things me, sone followers , and some friends made up
Get a summonable cloak connected to their aspect
Space- can summon anything in space
Time- rainbow colored, tears in accordance to tears in time
Void- infinitely deep, can store whatever the Lord wishes
Rage- ominous and foreboding, changes to look more aggressive and intimidating to match the Lord’s temperament
Breath- it is the sky with varying shades and clouds. It can turn into a mighty thunderstorm that propels the Lord forward while turning the actual sky into that very storm
Blood- the thick fibers of the robe correspond to the chain of relationships the Lord has amassed. The patterns become more intricate with their complexity of their chain of command
Aspect materializations form around them. If they max out they will gain the traits of their mentor (Jade’s dog ears, Handmaid’s clockwork majyyk eyes)
Space- miniature planets or meteors
Hope- St. Elmo’s fire burns around them
Heart- wisps float around them
Life- butterflies, birds, and flower petals float around them
They gain a jeweled crown. They also gain cracks, fissures, and scars in their aspect’s colors when they rend/rend with their aspect.
If they max out their presence cancels their aspect.
Space- made from black goldstone, has a miniature green sun as an inlayed jewel.
Time- made from iron with ticking gears integrated into it.
Void- their crown is dark black with navy blue pearls embedded into it.
It is naturally brighter around them
Heart- A crown that has many changing forms. Your soul is laid bare. No tricks, no games, no lies, no facades.
Mind- electricity dances from it.
They are like a speech jammer, people find it hard to think in their presence
Rage- made from jagged purple crystals. Everything calms down around them or sparks up violently.
Life- gain a flower crown with harmless thorns. Animals fear them and plants turn from their touch
Doom- an eastern crown with 12 black spikes.
Blood- gain an iron crown tinged with blood. Their veins become deep and dark
Gain more pockets with each additional tier. They glow brighter the more aspect related items and trinkets they are wearing or are in their pockets. If they max out they have special summoning gloves that can summon aspect items.
Light- glow golden the more gold they have on them and any Light related objects
Void- glow dark blue the more silver they have on them and any Void related objects
Gain armor pieces related to their aspect. If they max out they get a full set.
Time- changes age and shine depending on their mood. Instantly repairs itself
Light- shiny armor with golden edges. When cracked, the cracks glow a blinding light.
Heart- armor changes colors and styles depending on mood.
Rage- sleek and very dark purple. Creates spikes when the Knight is angry or afraid
Doom- cracked, has green glowing fissures. It gives poison effects when struck.
Blood- made stronger by each ally the Knight has. Drips if trying to look intimidating
Their aspect crops up around them
Light- leaves embers and fireflies as they walk
Void- their shadow is larger and darker than it should be. At night it becomes infinitely black and appears to be a swirling abyss
Life- small plants spring up at their feet
Doom- items and the ground slightly crack and repair them self after the Maid touches them
Blood- blood drips from their fingertips
Get summonable spell tomes and scrolls with aspect knowledge in them. They radiate aspect energy.
Time- an old work book that contains the history of everything, from start to end.
Light- the pages dimly glow. Contains the information of 12,000 grand libraries
Void- the books leak infinitely black liquid. Contains thousands of secrets.
Heart- summons wisps when read. Contains the names, nicknames, true names, and character bios of all things with a soul.
Mind- people are shocked by electricity if they disturb the Mage’s reading. The book is a personal journal of inner thoughts for every sentient creature.
Hope- shimmers a faint gold that draws the eyes
Rage- creates gentle haunting music
Their eyes change to match their aspect.
If they max our they are given a special eye ability.
Space- you can see a galaxy in their eyes. They can show a projection of any area, as if they are projecting a video camera
Light- their pupils turn yellow and their sclera are pure white.
Void- eyes turn completely black. They appear to be swirling pools of infinity. You can learn many secrets by gazing into them
Heart- iris and pupil turn pale pink, almost like a ghost’s. People can view ghosts if the Seer is close.
Hope- their eyes appear to burn and radiate holy light. To see them is to stand before the all seeing eyes of a god
Rage- their eyes are a fierce, striking purple. To stare into their eyes is to gaze into the eyes of madness
Blood- veins in eyes become more pronounced and a red ring appears around their pupil. When they cry, they cry blood that makes anyone empathetic to them
Gain bengals and arm bands that reflect their aspect.
If they max out they gain a special ability.
Space- small gems orbit them
Light- glistening bands. Their radiance brings even the most hidden things to light.
Heart- the bracelets have a pink-ish tint. When maxed out they can make any ghosts nearby material.
Life- armbands and bengals made of wrapping vines. They grow flowers. If maxed out, the flowers can drop pollen and seeds that make plants spring up everywhere.
Doom- jet black crystal bands crystal. They
Breath- light blue bands with swirling patterns on them. Air swirls around them. If maxed out thick bands of wind cover them. The winds purify anything they touch.
Blood- dark ruby bands. They can duplicate the bands up to 12 times, creating rings, armbands, and other things. When worn they create an empathic connection and will never, ever feel alone.
They have an aspect colored aura making anything around it shift aesthetics slightly.
If they max out, they will gain a special armor piece related to their aspect.
Light- a visor that blocks all dust, dirt, and debris. It also prevents the Page from ever being stunned or anything impeding their vision
Void- a shoulder cape that absorbs any blow
Rage- spiked gauntlets
Breath- winged roman sandals, like Hermes. Clouds form at their feet when they run in the air
Blood- crimson chainmail armor.
Their hands glow their aspect, leaving glowing handprints of their aspect.
If they max out they get a magic satchel that summons and de-summons aspect related items. The satchel can be anything from a book bag to purse.
Space- holds a miniature universe. Can pull out mini versions of stars, planets, etc.
Heart- holds the keys to any heart, each key has a different pattern
Mind- holds glowing teal vials with names on them. Opening them voices the thoughts of that person
Breath- a bag of winds, just like in Greek myth
Blood- blessed friendship bracelets that create unbreakable bonds
Gain aspect related tattoos. If they max out they will have a special effect
Time- gears and cogs ticking like clockwork. There are also clocks and watches that tell the time, the relative time for the Heir, and the time for any time duplicates
Void- moving horrerterror tentacles. Secrets can be read, but they are in a language only the Heir can understand
Heart- reflects their splinters, spirit animals, and emotions
Mind- electrical circuits.
Hope- religious iconography and angel wings on their back
Rage- jagged lightning patterns and war paint. They crackle with energy when feeling strong emotions
Life- tattoos of plants and animals grow and change
Doom- complicated seals and sigils that glow a dim green
Breath- wind/water tattoos that move and breath
Blood- murals of the people and things they hold closest. They can shift to show stories of those people.
Their aspect warps into their outfit, shrouding them from all sides
Space- made from a pocket dimension that absorbs all that would harm them
Void- a jet black cloak that appears to swirl and churn and rips black liquids. It can unfold into horrerterror tentacles
Hope- 6 seraphim wings that drape over the Muse
Breath- floats freely, gently pushes a breeze around them. When defensive, they become the eye of a hurricane
Blood- veins appear more clearly through skin and has a blood red cloak. Anyone who touches the cloak can not harm the Muse
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I probably won’t finish this post. If you want to add anything, tell me!
Below the readmore are the concepts! Not all of them are serious, nor are all of them physical changes. We tried to get at least five for each aspect, and some of these are from the point of view of someone external.
Just Like Fire by Rise of the Blossom reviews Collection of one-shots that are not related with one another. Still accepting prompts and requests! Make sure you read the beginning of the one-shot for the rating, as they all vary. Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,790 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 59 - Updated: Feb 18 - Published: Aug 14, 2016 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
Better Man By: Kakashisgf Sakura and Sasuke have been married for over a decade, but things are far from perfect, and Sakura’s beginning to realize that maybe she deserves better. KakaSaku Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - [Sakura H., Kakashi H.] Sasuke U. - Chapters: 66 - Words: 179,759 - Reviews: 1,973 - Favs: 811 - Follows: 725 - Updated: Jul 5, 2016 - Published: Aug 20, 2015 - Status: Complete - id: 11458228
Binding Demons by Exposedma reviews Three words: Tears, Pain, Pleasure. That was the code they used to let the other know what was needed, how badly their inner demons were plaguing them. They went to each other when they needed to find their humanity again, when the numbness of their professions got to be too much, when they had to be reminded how to feel. Warning: Bdsm flavored lemon, rated M Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,910 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 19 - Published: Jun 2, 2014 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
His Kid by Inume-blue reviews “No don’t title this story ‘His Kid’ She’s not mine! I’m Hatake Kakashi I don’t baby sit.” Kakashi gets stuck babysiting Asuma’s kid, on his day off no less! will one little girl be the down fall of the Great Copy Nin? Naruto - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,471 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 22 - Updated: Jun 20, 2012 - Published: May 11, 2012 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
A Poor Imitation by leafygirl reviews Sakura is injured on a mission, forgetting everything she knew of life in Konoha. Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 88,913 - Reviews: 1172 - Favs: 1,707 - Follows: 578 - Updated: Dec 6, 2008 - Published: Apr 5, 2008 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
The Ronin and the Queen by leafygirl reviews Hatake Kakashi had entered through that door many times in his long gone past. It was the same door he quietly left through six years before. Now he’s returned to a changed Village and the mess he left behind. kakasaku Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 20,282 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 453 - Follows: 67 - Updated: Jan 20, 2009 - Published: Jan 20, 2009 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Some Light Reading by J-Pop Princess reviews Sakura’s curiosity gets the best of her and she finds herself reading one of Kakashi’s Icha Icha books. Little does she know that reading it will result in a world of experimentation on both their parts. Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 46,032 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 729 - Follows: 209 - Updated: Sep 1, 2007 - Published: Jul 28, 2007 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Tender Loving Care by SilverShine reviews KakaSaku. One-shot. For a man who claimed to hate hospitals so much, Kakashi sure did spend a lot of time in them. And Sakura was finally beginning to understand just why… Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,730 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 1,096 - Follows: 127 - Published: Nov 20, 2009 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
11 Ways to Change a Mind by FlameTwirler reviews KakaSaku. How does one hardened shinobi transition to a point in life where he’s ready to accept change? Will consist of eleven shorts Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 6,997 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 616 - Follows: 96 - Updated: Feb 15, 2007 - Published: Jan 30, 2007 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Go No Further by DirectionOfTime reviews ANBU Captain Haruno Sakura is her own woman with no contact with the remains of Team 7; she’s happy with her life and unlikely friend until she stumbles across a garden in the middle of nowhere. It’s amazing how flowers can change the status-quo. Naruto - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 175,350 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 91 - Updated: Jan 22, 2012 - Published: Aug 30, 2011 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
Icha Icha Sakura by Nottoca reviews When Sakura ends up as a character in one of Jiraiya’s Icha Icha novels, she decides to get some revenge, but needing some help, she turns to the number one authority… and its all downhill from there. Lemon. KakaSaku. Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 44,925 - Reviews: 245 - Favs: 477 - Follows: 157 - Updated: Nov 27, 2007 - Published: Sep 20, 2007 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
A Series of Firsts by leafygirl reviews A series of moments that happen between Sakura and Kakashi on a rotation at an ANBU camp as they discover their dynamic has changed over the years. One Shot. Mature content. Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,200 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 1,571 - Follows: 148 - Published: Dec 15, 2008 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Soulmates by moor reviews KakaSaku. Age-swap AU. Based on the “Soulmates” prompt from the October 2015 tumblr KakaSaku fest. Kakashi has a reputation as an enfant terrible; at least, until Sakura sensei takes him under her wing. Rated M for later chapters. Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 55,883 - Reviews: 254 - Favs: 350 - Follows: 371 - Updated: Dec 18, 2016 - Published: Mar 4, 2016 - Sakura H., Itachi U., Kakashi H. - Complete
Small Lie and a Lost Bet by Naruhime reviews It was just a small lie to get Ino of my back. Then came the bet which I lost. Than HE came back in time for the festival. All would have worked out if he didn’t say it. But he did and we were doomed. Let’s just hope Tsunade doesn’t hear about it. Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 85,859 - Reviews: 258 - Favs: 266 - Follows: 217 - Updated: Oct 1, 2012 - Published: Aug 12, 2010 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Welcome Home by Wonderfoal reviews [KakaSaku][oneshot] Sakura is having his baby. Too bad he doesn’t know it. Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,864 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 589 - Follows: 88 - Published: Sep 18, 2006 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
Sabotage by therealesther reviews When her fifth date got food poisoning, and her sixth date cancelled in over the phone in a tone bordering on hysteria, Sakura decided things were getting out of hand. KakaSaku Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,637 - Reviews: 317 - Favs: 1,659 - Follows: 189 - Published: Jun 15, 2007 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
Eyes on Fire by terrablaze reviews Life has been easy for the newly reformed Team 7 after the war. Not wanting to be left behind by her boys, Sakura shocks her teammates by joining ANBU, even against Kakashi’s advice. But when a noble from another country sends a simple mission request, Team 7 and their friends find themselves becoming a part of a conspiracy that goes deeper than anyone thought. KakaSaku Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 54 - Words: 154,896 - Reviews: 319 - Favs: 205 - Follows: 258 - Updated: Apr 30, 2014 - Published: Jun 29, 2013 - Sakura H., Kakashi H.
Nymph by SilverShine reviews To her it is as natural as breathing. She wouldn’t know how to keep men from adoring her, even if she tried. KakaSaku. Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 21,412 - Reviews: 377 - Favs: 1,019 - Follows: 222 - Updated: Jun 17, 2008 - Published: May 25, 2008 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Torn by Blade Redwind reviews Kakashi’s past comes back to haunt him when he finds himself facing the prospect of sponsoring Sakura for ANBU where seduction missions are not optional, but required. Now… Complete summary inside. Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 115,414 - Reviews: 588 - Favs: 699 - Follows: 344 - Updated: Sep 1, 2010 - Published: Jul 6, 2009 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Playing the Game by Amrun reviews By night, she dreamed of killing him, of playing her hand all at once and going out in a blaze of glory. By day, she kowtowed with just enough stiffness to show him her fantasies. In return, he forced her moves like she was just a piece on his shogi board - and she was. Kakasaku, Spoilers up to Manga 452 Naruto - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 50 - Words: 436,088 - Reviews: 626 - Favs: 437 - Follows: 584 - Updated: Jul 30, 2016 - Published: Jun 24, 2009 - Sakura H., Kakashi H.
A Marriage Inconvenienced by lulu42 reviews The math was simple: Him plus Her equaled a genius marriage. It’s really a pity he forgot to mention it. Kakasaku Complete with Epilogue! Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 100,880 - Reviews: 723 - Favs: 1,019 - Follows: 796 - Updated: Jan 19 - Published: Feb 17, 2009 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
I Found You Missing by Wolfy Tales reviews 'They’re asking us because these soldiers have absolutely no one left to write home to,’ Sakura thought with a frown. So she signs up for the Shinobi Letter Exchange, not realizing how large the consequences would be. - AUish one-shot [KakaSaku] Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,586 - Reviews: 310 - Favs: 1,662 - Follows: 281 - Published: Oct 13, 2014 - [Sakura H., Kakashi H.] - Complete
Fade In by hasu86 reviews ANBU member Haruno Sakura. A temper never to be trifled with, a killer right hook, and suffering no rose colored delusions. At the end of the day she’d go home to a quiet apartment, a neatly made bed, and with no one waiting up for her. Kaka/Saku Complete Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 69,487 - Reviews: 745 - Favs: 1,287 - Follows: 412 - Updated: May 31, 2008 - Published: Jun 1, 2007 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
The Window by SilverShine reviews Kakasaku Sakura always wanted to see Kakashi unmasked. This was a bit much though… Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 165,171 - Reviews: 5399 - Favs: 5,355 - Follows: 1,731 - Updated: Jan 3, 2008 - Published: Sep 20, 2006 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Unbroken by princezsupastar reviews When Sakura finds herself facing a rogue ninja, she never dreamed that she would end up fourteen years in the past. Trapped in a Konoha where she must hide her true identity, she runs into a familiar face, except he doesn’t seem familiar at all. Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 132,779 - Reviews: 1621 - Favs: 1,932 - Follows: 930 - Updated: Mar 4, 2013 - Published: Jul 12, 2012 - [Sakura H., Kakashi H.] Rin - Complete
Double Edged by nimblnymph reviews Seduction is like a double edged sword. You never know when you’ll go from being the seducer to being the seduced. KakaSaku Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 347,047 - Reviews: 1847 - Favs: 2,560 - Follows: 1,160 - Updated: Aug 9, 2010 - Published: Jun 10, 2008 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Feeling You by cutecrazyice reviews It started with a kiss…a touch…a stroke. Now the lines are blurred, and the borders are being crossed - and nothing has ever been more delicious. KakaSaku Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 23 - Words: 64,564 - Reviews: 1864 - Favs: 1,453 - Follows: 478 - Updated: Sep 30, 2008 - Published: Mar 21, 2008 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Will of Fire by Cynchick reviews Forced to flee their village and the new regime, the loyal shinobi of Konoha must find a way to preserve their way of life and take back their home. As they fight for their future, Team Seven struggles to overcome the past. KakaSaku Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 223,234 - Reviews: 1945 - Favs: 2,453 - Follows: 1,240 - Updated: Jun 19, 2012 - Published: Jun 19, 2010 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
House of Crows by SilverShine reviews KakaSaku. War is coming to Konoha and Sakura is far from home, uncertain of her future. But one thing is for sure, Sakura will protect her unborn child at all costs, whether it be from Konoha’s enemies… or from its own father. Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 46 - Words: 400,508 - Reviews: 4721 - Favs: 2,886 - Follows: 1,018 - Updated: Nov 11, 2009 - Published: Oct 1, 2008 - Kakashi H., Sakura H.
Stripped Bare by J-Pop Princess reviews When Sakura wanted a change of pace, she hadn’t expected THIS! Now she’s on a mission with Kakashi, masquerading as a dancer at a club far away from home and she finds herself forced to explore her own powers of sexuality and seduction. KakaSaku LEMON Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 295,128 - Reviews: 3608 - Favs: 3,739 - Follows: 2,067 - Updated: Jun 11, 2011 - Published: Jan 7, 2008 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
House Calls by Spoiled Sweet reviews Always the Team Mom, Sakura opens up her home as a clinic for the hospital-phobic ninja of Konoha. At the same time, her relationship with Kakashi begins to evolve in a way she never expected. M for swearing and later content. Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 262,803 - Reviews: 3106 - Favs: 4,052 - Follows: 2,032 - Updated: Apr 22, 2013 - Published: Aug 2, 2010 - Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
Dib mentioned in a comic that he had finally won a battle from Zim for the first time. It made me curious about what their stance would actually be. So, because I have no life, I did some research to determine who ‘’won’’ in every Invader Zim episode, excluding the ones where they have next to no conflict (The frycook that came from all that space, invasion of the idiot dog brain etc). Let the battle begin!
The nightmare begins: Zim escapes Dib and wins. Zim 1, Dib 0.
i keep thinking there's no way for bellarke to get more intimate without kissing, but they always do. Where do you go from a kiss on the cheek, holding hands, and their way-too-long-to-be-platonic hugs? Well apparently there's also shoulder nuzzles and an almost love confession. I didn't even consider shoulder snuggling as an option for potential intimacy between them. Makes me wonder what else is left for them to do so the writers can keep drawing it out lol (please be platonic bedsharing)
I’ve had this problem for the last two half seasons. Intimacy keeps building and you don’t think they can deepen it anymore without crossing that line and what happens?
Fingers brushing lips.
Reaching out for hands searching comfort.
Standing so close we thought it was photoshopped.
Saying “together” and looking at each other across a crowd because it means THEM.
Watching him sleep.
Putting each other’s names on the list!
WHAT IS THAT HAND NUZZLE ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
…and then that stupid running away, and yet, they are separated and he’s missing and she’s by herself and her concern for him grows and everyone sees how important she is to him and he turns out to be captive and she whispers “Bell” and they share that undivided, intense look across what could become a battlefield and she ends up getting called on her feelings [for him] and sacrificing 50 people for his life…. and yet when they reunite, all that happens is they stand apart and she goes, “you okay?” ???? ??? ????
So now they’ve been yanked apart, and Bellamy is steering away, but Clarke is still soul-connected to him although she’s maintaining the distance for the most part, except for a bit of groping when the Ark is going down. She doesn’t even hold him as it falls, but his sister, although she’s still connected through her.
And she turns to someone else.
And he’s not happy. What is it Bellamy?? Why are you so gruff with Clarke. Oh it MUST be Octavia, right? Gotta be Octavia. They can talk about Octavia. Let’s be intimate and partners and talk about the person who has always kind of been a bridge between them. The person who caused Bellamy to turn to Clarke in the first place, so they could find her. The person who Clarke used to remind Bellamy who he was. The person who served Clarke as a stand in for a distant Bellamy more than once. The person who has been a way for them to talk about feelings without them talking about their feelings for each other, more than once. Forgiveness. Love. Purpose. Family. Hope.
And yet. When he thinks she’s been killed, he can hardly face it. And when she’s in danger, they work together seamlessly to save her and the world. And end with that actual smile of joy and relief.
But he decides to go back to Arkadia. Because he’s being pulled away by his responsibilities and burdens. And she uses Octavia again as a bridge to show him how she feels. “She’ll see how special you are.” Only this time she knows she’s doing it and she knows she’s pushing those boundaries that he set up and she’s trying to maintain. That look of loss and longing and love before she stares away. Ugh.
And his attempt to bring it out. To say what he’d want to say to her if he never saw her again.
What is that? The end or the beginning. Hope or Doom. Too much and it scares her. And this time she steers away.
But there they are separated. And she stares longingly at romantic Emori and Murphy. She sleeps alone in the empty, soft, romantic bed.
And he, pushes himself further and further to save people who can’t be saved, people who don’t want to be saved. And in the end, he gives it up and takes a moment and lets it go, and asks for something for himself. When has he asked for something for himself? He’s always devoted himself to the service of others, whether his sister or the delinquents or humanity. And he puts that burden down.
And here she is, picking it up. Doing the right thing, saving who she can save today, even if it means taking the risk herself, like he does.
What happened here? What happened? This was not supposed to go on so long. I got sucked into the intimacy and romantic journey of Clarke and Bellamy over the last two half seasons. It carried me away.
Stupid writers. Sweeping me away with their stupid intimacy and slow burn and steering away and character growth and romantic dance.
What are you going to do next @the100writers? What non romantic thing are you going to turn into another thread connecting them intimately? hurt/comfort? bed sharing? one of those epic fights where the feelings come out? another hug? little touches that for anyone else would be platonic for linger for them, too long, too intimate? another admission of feelings that does everything but say the word “love” but still means love? another demand that the other doesn’t sacrifice themselves but if they are going to dammit their going to sacrifice themselves WITH them.
A while ago, a friend of mine told me about a friend that had a theory. Instead of having extra Aspects aside from the canonical 12 ones (No, I’m not counting Piss or Lips as canon), given they are more or less the Basis of Creation, the fundamental powers from which the new Universe is made (Space and Time, Order and Chaos, Life and Death, Mind and Soul…), more than having extra, off-canon Aspects, in big enough Sessions the 12 Aspects split into smaller chunks.
I loved this idea, so I began to work on two divisions, thinking that the Session before the Trolls had 48 Players, and ended up making an Expanded Aspect Chart. Three sets of Aspects! The original with 12, the first division with 24, and the second division with 48, to give a total of 84 symbols, with their respective names and colors! I’ll explain what each of them means below the cut.
What do you think the deal is with Ewan McGregor not appearing at Celebration, not even via video message?
well natalie didnt appear… or they were busy or they werent invited or they didnt want to be part (natalie probably) or for some other reason (like we will see an obi-wan movie announcement in D-23 and Ewan will be there… this is me hoping ajksdjaksd)
Got a few questions on how to remove the dreaded “black spots” that can occur during conversions, so here’s a quick little tutorial on how I do it. :)
To note: this only works for clothes without back faces! (or if the inner layers are a separate group from the outer layers.) So this won’t work with hairs! For hairs, you’d have to actually pull apart the front and back layers into different groups!