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I’d briefly posted this as an addition to a fanartist’s post, as this little scene was inspired by that art. Being anxiety-prone, I panicked and deleted it.

The picture was of Stiles getting up in Derek’s face, obviously angry. I think I remember the words “self-sacrificial bullshit” being involved. I can’t find it at the moment.


Derek is still bleeding when Stiles stomps across the clearing to stand over him, one foot landing with a squelch in monster entrails, not that his other sneaker fared much better.

“Of all the reckless-”

“Stiles,” Derek interrupts, holding his hands up as he stands up to show he’s not hurt, everything’s fine.

Raising his voice, Stiles continues, “–moronic, needlessly fucking heroic things I have ever seen you do–” Derek can tell he’s just warming up, but he’s a little caught on the h-word; he doesn’t think Stiles has used it before, not for him. “That was-”

“Stiles, it’s okay,” he tries to head him off, but Stiles won’t be deterred.

“Derek, if you ever–”

“I’m okay,” Derek says.

Stiles twists his fist in Derek’s Henley, heedless of the way it rips under his fingertips, which, right, there was already a hole there from when the creature got him in the chest.

“Stiles, I’m-”

“No!” He points, practically touching Derek’s lips, hunches up further in Derek’s space. “You don’t get to interrupt me. Do you know how terrified I was? Do you have any idea how scared I was that this was it? He slit your throat, Derek! That was a lot of blood! Oh my god, so much blood.” Stiles’s voice cracks. He’s shaking violently, his knuckles knocking against Derek’s chest. “I’ve seen you come back from a lot, but I’m pretty sure even you can’t come back from decapitation.”

He isn’t wrong. But. Derek wraps his hand around Stiles’s fist, trying to steady him. “He was going to hurt you. I have a better chance of survival, Stiles, I-”

“You know what? I’ve had more than enough of your self-sacrificial bullshit, buddy!” Stiles interrupts, free hand waving around. “Enough for lifetimes. I don’t want you to throw yourself on a grenade for me, okay? In fact, I’m explicitly telling you not to.”

“Grenade?” Derek repeats, momentarily thrown.

“Grenade, giant slime monster, rodents of unusual size–”

“I don’t think those exist,” Derek says. There it is; a hint of a smile.

“It still freaks me out when you throw out pop culture references,” Stiles says, but he sags a little, loosens his fingers. There’s red marks from how tight he’d wound them in Derek’s shirt. “I don’t want you to die for me. I don’t want you to die at all. I mean, I know eventually, logically, even werewolves aren’t immortal, but.”

Derek ducks his head. A smile feels like an inappropriate response to Stiles’s distress but he can’t help how warm he suddenly feels. “Stiles.”

“Stop trying to distract me by saying my name.” Stiles shoves Derek back. He turns too fast and trips over the monster’s corpse. “Gah! Gross.”

“You should head home,” Derek says. He nudges the creature with his foot. Still dead; that’s a plus.

“You mean we,” Stiles says.

“I’ve got to cover this up,” Derek says.

Stiles wrinkles his nose. “I have a shovel in the Jeep. Come on, I’ll help you and we’ll go back to yours. My landlord put in security cameras and I can’t go back there covered in blood again. He’s going to report me.”

Derek nods. “Sounds good. Want to order a pizza when we get back?”

“Do I,” Stiles says, starting off toward the Jeep. “I’m starving.”

protectshiroatallcosts  asked:

An idea: shiro finding a super earth dog-like alien stray and nearly crying cause maybe it looks like a dog he used to own??? But he slowly earns its trust and brings it with him on the castle and it's happy and pure and it sleeps with him which helps with his nightmares and no im not crying what

They found him in a demolished city, one days after the initial attacks.

The mission was simple: Recover anything they could from the ruined government building to bring to the evacuated population.

In the end, there wasn’t much left of the building.  They had Yellow lift up the top and dug through the rubble.  Aside from a few drawers with of papers, and a couple of sturdier metal decorations, the place was pretty much demolished.  

But something had moved in.

The sound of rustling initially made Shiro turn, arm let and aggressive.  But then he saw the reflected purple spots on two dark eyes, and he paused.  Oh.  An animal. To be cautious, he turned off his arm but lit the built in flashlight, and put it closer to see the shape of the animal without shining directly on it.

“Apollo?”

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a few commissions for @confetti-curls-n-cork​ for his wonderful story Smell a Rat and boy is it a good one. This is one of the few that you sit down to read and don’t get up until the end (or in this case, the cliffhangers). As can be seen, the story follows those two gentlemen rodents agents on an incredible case mystery, murder, and justice; think Mission Impossible by the way of The Secret of Nihm.

Synopsis:  Floyd Colby and Milo Pitman are two of the best agents that MI6 have at their disposal, but when the death of no less than three different officers in the highest-ranking “Delta” team suddenly hurls them into the big leagues, Floyd and Milo must rely on their wits and each other to survive against a murky world of tiny, rodent espionage.

Now I know 98% of my followers come for my Zootopia stuff, however, this is not, but don’t let that turn you away. If you’re looking for something to read over the summer, which I know many of you are, and take a break from the monotony of WildeHopps romcoms, then I highly recommend adding this story to your reading list.

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Sentence Meme {Princess Bride}
  • “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
  • “Drop. Your. Sword.”
  • “Life is pain, _____. Anybody who says otherwise is selling something.”
  • “I am not left handed.”
  • “As you wish.”
  • “I wasn’t worried. Maybe I was a little bit concerned, but that’s not the same thing.”
  • “You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.”
  • “Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.”
  • “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today.”
  • “Have fun storming the castle.”
  • “There’s a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours.”
  • “Is very strange. I have been in the revenge business so long, now that it’s over, I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life.”
  • “Have you ever considered piracy?”
  • “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”
  • “Good night, _____. Good work. Sleep well. I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.”
  • “You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen.”
  • “You seem a decent fellow… I hate to kill you.”
  • “You seem a decent fellow… I hate to die.”
  • “You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.”
  • “Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.”
  • “You can die slowly, cut into a thousand pieces.”
  • “You killed my love.”
  • “It’s possible. I kill a lot of people.”
  • “I’ve hired you to help me start a war. It’s an prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious tradition.”
  • “No one would surrender to the Dread Pirate _____.”
  • “I got married. I didn’t want to - it all happened so fast.”
  • “Then you’re not married. You didn’t say it; you didn’t do it.”
  • “Is this a kissing book?”
  • “A word, my lady/lord. We are but poor, lost circus performers. Is there a village nearby?”
  • “I’ve got my country’s 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife/husband to murder and _____ to frame for it; I’m swamped.”
  • “There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.”
  • “Yes, you’re very smart. Shut up.”
  • “Please consider me as an alternative to suicide.”
  • “There will be blood tonight!”
  • “That is the sound of ultimate suffering.”
  • “Look, I don’t mean to be rude but this is not as easy as it looks, so I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t distract me.”
  • “I challenge you to a battle of wits.”
  • “You mean, you’ll put down your rock and I’ll put down my sword, and we’ll try and kill each other like civilized people?”
  • “Thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you’re at it, why don’t you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it?”
  • “She/He is alive, or was an hour ago. If she/he is otherwise when I find her/him I shall be very put out.”
  • “You can die too for all I care!”
  • “So I’m here till I die?”
  • “I can cope with torture.”
  • “I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.”
  • “That was a warning, _____. Next time my hand flies on its own. Where I come from, there are penalties when a woman/man lies.”
  • “I will never love again.”
  • “You mocked me once, never do it again! I died that day!”
  • “To the Pain means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.”
  • “Never go in against a ____ when death is on the line!”
  • “We are men of action. Lies do not become us.”
  • “They were both poisoned. I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.”
  • “I would as soon destroy a stained-glass window as an artist like yourself.”
  • “I just work for ____ to pay the bills.”
  • “It’s not my fault I’m the biggest and the strongest. I don’t even exercise.”
  • “I believe everything to be a trap. It’s the reason I’m still alive.”
  • “Stop saying that!”

I’m really hyped on that Princess Bride line from Genji so consider:

Mercy: But Genji! What about the R.O.U.S’s?
Genji: Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.
*Junkrat leaps in from offscreen, tackling Genji*

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Penny is hard to photograph because she is very nervous in her tank. She almost always has to be herded into a toilet paper tube to be picked up. She’s such a pretty girl though. If her temperament was better I would have wanted to breed her, but I don’t want to risk passing on her skittishness.

The Princess Bride sentence starters

1. “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” 

2. “Hello. My name is ______. You killed my ______. Prepare to die.” 

3. “Yes, you’re very smart. Shut up.”

4. “Is this a kissing book?” 

5. “S/he’s got very good arms.” 

6. “I hate waiting.” 

7. “S/he’ll pinch my cheek. I hate that.” 

8. “You be careful. People in masks cannot be trusted.” 

9. “Look, I don’t mean to be rude, but this isn’t as easy as it looks, so I would appreciate it if you wouldn’t distract me.” 

10. “I don’t mean to pry, but you wouldn’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?” 

11. “Do you always start conversations this way?” 

12. “I would as soon destroy a stained glass window as an artist like yourself. However, since I can’t have you following me…” 

13. “I did that on purpose. I didn’t have to miss.” 

14. “You mean, you put down your rock and I put down my sword, and we try to kill each other like civilized people?” 

15. “Frankly, I think the odds are slightly in your favor at hand fighting.” 

16. “It’s not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don’t even exercise.”

17. “Death cannot stop True Love. All it can do is delay it for a while.” 

18. “They’re kissing again. Do we have to hear the kissing part?” 

19. “Rodents of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.” 

20. “You don’t look so good. You don’t smell so good either.” 

21. “_____, tear his arms off.” 

22. “We need a miracle. It’s very important.” 

23. “Don’t rush me, _____. You rush a miracle wo/man, you get rotten miracles.” 

24. “I never work for so little. Except once, and that was a very noble cause.” 

25. “Well, it just so happens that your friend here is only mostly dead. There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.” 

26. “You’ve been mostly dead all day.” 

27. “Who are you? Are we enemies? Why am I on this wall? Where’s ____?” 

28. “Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.” 

29. “Now if we only had a wheelbarrow, that would be something.” 

30. “Now, I’ll need a sword eventually.” 

31. “I do not marry tonight. My _____ will save me.” 

32. “I want my _____ back, you son-of-a-bitch.” 

33. “I’ll explain, and I’ll use small words so that you’ll be sure to understand, you warthog-faced buffoon.” 

34. “That may be the first time in my life a man has dared insult me.”

35. “Drop. Your. Sword.” 

36. “As you wish.” 

37. “Whatever happens to us, I want him/her to have a long life alone with his/her cowardice.” 

38. “You know, it’s strange. I have been in the revenge business so long, now that it’s over, I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life.” 

39. “I wasn’t nervous. I may have been a little bit concerned, but that’s not the same thing.” 

40. “A book?” 

41. “It doesn’t sound too bad. I’ll try to stay awake.” 

42. “Hear this now. I will always come for you.” 

43. “I’ve hired you to help me start a war. It’s a prestigious line of work with a long and glorious tradition.”  

44. “You have a great gift for rhyme.”

45. “I just don’t think it’s right, killing an innocent girl/boy.” 

46. “Do you know what that sound is, _____? Those are the shrieking eels. If you don’t believe me, just wait. They always grow louder when they’re about to feed on human flesh.” 

47. “Swim back now, I promise no harm will come to you. I doubt you’ll get such an offer from the eels.” 

48. “Hurry up! Move the thing! And… that other thing!” 

49. “I don’t envy you the headache you’ll have when you awake, but in the meantime, rest well and dream of large women.” 

50. “So. It is down to you and it is down to me.” 

51. “There’s nothing to explain. You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen.” 

52. “You’re trying to trick me into giving away something. It won’t work.” 

53. “Life is pain, ____. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” 

54. “Move? You’re alive. If you want, I could fly.” 

55. “I told you I would always come for you. Why didn’t you wait for me?” 

56. “It’s not that bad. I’m not saying I would ever want to build a summer home here, but the trees are actually quite lovely.” 

57. “We are men/women/people of action. Lies do not become us.” 

58. “I thought you were dead once, and it almost destroyed me. I could not bear it if you died again. Not when I could save you.” 

59. “Have fun storming the castle.”

60. “Are you still trying to win? You’ve got an over-developed sense of vengeance. It’s going to get you into trouble someday.”

Sentence meme: Princess bride
  • “As you wish”
  • “Inconceivable!”
  • “My Name is ___ You killed my father, prepare to die!”
  • “Get used to disappointment”
  • “Stop saying that!”
  • “You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well then I accept!”
  • “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something.”
  • “Oh you mean this gate key!”
  • “We’ll never survive”
  • “Nonsense! you’re only saying that because no one ever has!”
  • “Have fun storming da castle!”
  • “It’ll take a miracle”
  • “You’ve made your decision then?”
  • “You’re just stalling now”
  • “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam…”
  • “Fuss, fuss I think he likes to scream at us”
  • “You have a great gift for Rhyme”
  • “That's Very comforting, but i’m afraid you’ll just have to wait”
  • “I promise I will not kill you, until you reach the top.”
  • “I do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake. But for now, rest well and dream of large women.”
  • “Is very strange. I have been in the revenge business so long, now that it’s over, I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life.”
  • “Have you ever considered piracy? You’d make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts.”
  • “I’m not a witch, i’m your wife! and after what you just said I’m not even sure I want to be that any more!”
  • “There’s a shortage of perfect breasts in the world, it would be a shame to damage yours.”
  • “I’ve seen worse”
  • “Hear this now: I will always come for you”
  • “This is True love, you think this happens every day?”
  • “We are men of action, lies do not become us.”
  • “You’ve been mostly dead all day”
  • “Go away or I’ll call the Brute squad!”
  • “I’ll explain and I’ll use small words so that you’ll be sure to understand, you warthog faced buffoon.”
  • “I told you I would always come for you, why didn’t you wait for me?”
  • “Well…you were dead.”
  • “Death cannot prevent love, it can only delay it for a while”
  • “I will never doubt again”
  • “There will never be a need”
  • “Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles…”
  • “Oh, well, thank you very much, very nice of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.”
  • “Do you always begin conversations this way?”
  • “Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons!”
  • “I would sooner destroy a stained glass window than an artist like yourself. However, since I can’t have you follow me either…”
  • “Please understand, I hold you in the highest respects”
  • “You’re the Dread Pirate Roberts, admit it”
  • “Tsk, tsk. That’s hardly complementary Highness. Why loose your venom on me?”
  • “You killed my love”
  • “Possible, I kill a lot of people.”
  • “I want my father back you son of a bitch!”
  • “You rush a miracle man you get rotten miracles!”
  •  "Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.“ *gets attacked by a ROUS*
  • "You’re trying to kidnap what i’ve rightfully stolen.”
  • “DEATH FIRST!”
  • “Then there will be no one to hear you scream”
  • “Move? you’re alive. if you’d like I can fly.”
  • “Humilations galore!”
  • “I donna suppose you could speed things up?”

anonymous asked:

why is none of you otherkinners an ordinary animal like...a salmon? an ant? or something similar? why are most of you either „dragons“(which...wtf) , wolves, cats or angels(which again...wtf)

You make an interesting point my friend. Not a good point, but interesting. 

What qualifies as “ordinary”? Because I’ve never seen an ordinary animal. I think they’re all pretty marvelous. Why is a salmon ordinary? There’s quite a bit of lore and mythology around salmon. Here, have some references, just from a google search:
https://treesforlife.org.uk/forest/mythology-folklore/salmon/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmon_of_Knowledge
http://www.native-languages.org/legends-salmon.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Salmon_of_Doubt

How did that last one get on there? … Oh well.

I have known dragons, wolves, corvids, raptors (birds of prey, but also I’ve known one dinosaur I think) peacocks, phoenixes, lizards, bunnies, rodents, cats, angels, demons, fae, dogs, primates, snakes, horses, bison, and once an earwig. Off the top of my head.

Are any of those ordinary? I don’t think so, but maybe you will.

That being said, my personal theory on why there are more of some than of others is based on relatable they are to the current human experience. Some animals, like wolves and dragons, have more in common with the human experience than others. A wolf’s instincts regarding social interactions make sense to a human brain. Even if someone had memories of being say, a sea urchin, those memories would be too alien to easily make sense of.

Honestly, I don’t put much more thought into it than that, because I’m not a self absorbed ass who thinks anyone else’s identity is my business. I just take them at face value.