age-13

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My Bi awakening was.. a slow af process from between the age of 13 (when I kinda started questioning myself) and 16 (when I thought "I'm like 80% sure I'm Bi but who tf knows") that culminated in a crush on that one androgynous barista that I still don't know the gender of because I kept forgetting to ask them and it didn't really matter anyway

the barista one is a good coffee shop AU

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? I thought not. It’s not a story the Jedi would tell you. It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life… He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Ironic, he could save others from death, but not himself.

npr.org
'Comfort Woman' Memorial Statues, A Thorn In Japan's Side, Now Sit On Korean Buses
Statues symbolizing the World War II sex slaves abused by Japanese soldiers have appeared this year on Korean city buses — including on a bus line whose doors open right in front of Japan's embassy.

One goal of President Trump’s trip to Asia has been to rally America’s allies to help put pressure on North Korea. But the mission is complicated by the fact that America’s two staunchest allies in East Asia — Japan and South Korea — don’t get along well when it comes to issues involving their history.

Much of the friction dates to Japan’s occupation of Korea in the first part of the 20th century. Tensions related to that occupation still simmer — even 70 years after South Korea was liberated.

Things flared up again this year over a statue of a young girl known as the “Peace Statue.”

The small bronze figure depicts a girl sitting in a chair, staring straight ahead with a look of determination. She has cropped hair and wears a hanbok — a traditional Korean dress. She’s barefoot. Her fist is clenched. Next to her is an empty chair.

The girl memorializes women like Ahn Jeom-sun. She’s now 89 and says she has visited the statue often. It symbolizes the youth she lost at age 13, when the Japanese Imperial Army abducted her from her village.

“What I remember is that I was forcibly taken out of Korea and taken to China,” Ahn says.

The United Nations estimates 200,000 girls and women — mostly Koreans — were seized from villages to join Japan’s military sexual slavery program before and during the Second World War.

Normal human: “panty shots in anime are gross as hell”

Weirdo who’s proudly in the pre-contemplation stage of their hentai addiction: “Hm hm I thought you feminists were all about sex positivity. But here you are shaming male sexuality AND attacking Japanese culture. Did you know the age of consent is 13 there?? ”

a theory

there’s an entire generation of us that saw too many 90’s/early 2000’s rom coms before the age of 13 and imprinted on a handful of the recurring rom com actresses of the time and to this day will see a picture of one of them and feel a warm motherly energy coming from a woman they’re never met

I’ve never seen the TCC commemorate victims. Here.

Never forgotten. Always remembered

  - Ted Bundy’s victims-

 Donna Gail Manson, age 19. 

 Susan Elaine Rancourt, age 18. 

 Roberta Kathleen Parks, age 22

 Brenda Carol Ball, age 22. 

Georgeann Hawkins, age 18. 

 Janice Ann Ott, age 23. 

Denise Marie Naslund, age 19. 

Nancy Wilcox, age 16. .

 Melissa Anne Smith, age 17. .

 Laura Aime, age 17. 

 Debra Kent age, 17. 

 Caryn Campbell, age 23. 

Julie Cunningham, age 26. 

 Denise Oliverson, age 25. 

 Lynette Culver, age 12. 

 Susan Curtis, age 15. 

 Margaret Bowman, age 21. 

 Lisa Levy, age 20. 

 Karen Chandler, age 21.

 Kathy Kleiner, age 21. .

 Kimberly Leach, age 12. 


     - Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims-

         Steven Hicks, 19 

        Steven Tuomi, 26 

      Anthony Lee Sears, 26 

James Doxtator, 14 

      Richard Guerrero, 22

    Raymond Lamont Smith, 33 

     Ricky Beeks, 27 

     Ernest Miller, 22 

     David C. Thomas, 23 

     Curtis Straughter, 19 

     Errol Lindsey, 19 

    Tony Hughes, 31

    Konerak Sinthasomphone, 14 

     Matt Turner, 20 

     Jeremiah Weinberger, 23 

    Oliver Lacy, 23

    Joseph Bradehoft, 25 


   -   Richard Ramirez’s victims-


           Mei Leung, 9 

Jennie Vincow, 79 

          Christina and Mary Caldwell 

            Vincent and Maxine Zazzara:

            William Doi       

            Mable Bell

            Mary Louise Cannon, 75

            Chitat Assawahem

           Peter Pan 

           Tsia-Lian Yu, 30

           Dayle Yoshie Okazaki, 34

         Lela and Max Kneidings 

      Elyas Yakub Abowath, 35

          

             - Charleston Shooting victims -


        Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd (54).

       Susie Jackson (87)

       Ethel Lee Lance (70) 

        Depayne Middleton-Doctor (49)

        Clementa C. Pinckney (41) 

         Tywanza Sanders (26)

      Daniel Simmons (74)

       Sharonda Coleman-Singleton (45)Singleton.

       Myra Thompson (59)


  - Columbine Massacre victims-

       Rachel Scott (17)

      Steven Curnow (14)

       Corey DePooter (17)

       Kelly Ann Fleming (16)

        Matt Ketcher (16)

       Daniel Mauser (15)

       Daniel  Rohrbough (15)

       Cassie Bernall (17)

       Isaiah Shoels (18)

       John Tomlin (16)

      Lauren Townsend (18)

       Kyle Velasquez (16)

      Dave Sanders (47)


  -  John Wayne Gacy’s victims-

  • Timothy McCoy (16)
  • John Butkovitch (17)
  • Darrell Sampson (18)
  • Randall Reffett (15)
  • Samuel Stapleton (14)
  • Michael Bonnin (17)
  • William Carroll (16)
  • James Haakenson (16)
  • Rick Johnston (17)
  • Kenneth Parker (16)
  • William Bundy (19)
  • Gregory Godzik (17)
  • John Szyc (19)
  • Jon Prestidge (20)
  • Matthew Bowman (19).
  • Robert Gilroy (18)
  • John Mowery (19)
  • Russell Nelson (21)
  • Robert Winch (16)
  • Tommy Boling (20)
  • David Talsma (19)
  • .William Kindred (19)
  • Timothy O'Rourke (20)
  • Frank Landingin (19)
  • James Mazzara (21)
  • Robert Piest (15)

         also rest in peace and hope you are found:              

           Body 28. Backyard. Male aged 14-18.

  • Body 26. Crawl space. Male aged 22-30
  • .Body 13. Crawl space. Male aged 17-21.
  • Body 21. Crawl space. Male aged 15-24.
  • March 15, 1977. Body 5. Crawl space. Male aged 22-32.
  • Body 10. Crawl space. Male aged 17-21

             - Ed Gein’s victims-

            Bernice Worden   

             Mary Hogan 


        - Edmund Kemper’s victims-


         Maude Kemper               

       Edmund Emil Kemper I

      Mary Ann Pesce and Anita Luchessa (18)

      Aiko Koo (15)

     Cindy Schall (18)

     Rosalind Thorpe (23) and Allison Liu (20)

     Clarnell Strandberg and Sally Hallett

  

-    Dennis Nilsen’s victims-


   Stephen Dean Holmes (14)

   Kenneth Ockendon (19)

    Billy Sutherland (27)            

    Martyn Duffey (16)   

   Malcolm Barlow (24)    

    John Howlett       

   Archibald Graham Allan

    Steve Sinclair (20)

 Also rest in peace to the unidentified victims! Hope you are found!


      -Sandy Hook shooting victims-

        Rachel D'Avino, 29

  • Dawn Hochsprung, 47 
  • Anne Marie Murphy, 52,
  • Lauren Rousseau, 30
  • Mary Sherlach, 56
  • Victoria Leigh Soto, 27
  • Charlotte Bacon, 6
  • Daniel Barden, 7
  • Olivia Engel, 6
  • Josephine Gay, 7
  • Dylan Hockley, 6
  • Madeleine Hsu, 6
  • Catherine Hubbard, 6
  • Chase Kowalski, 7
  • Jesse Lewis, 6
  • Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
  • James Mattioli, 6
  • Grace McDonnell, 7
  • Emilie Parker, 6
  • Jack Pinto, 6
  • Noah Pozner, 6
  • Caroline Previdi, 6
  • Jessica Rekos, 6
  • Avielle Richman, 6
  • Benjamin Wheeler, 6
  • Allison Wyatt, 6


   -Chardon High School shooting victims-

     Daniel Parmertor (16)

     Russel King Jr (17)

     Demetrius Hewlin (16)

-The Manson Murders-

    Steven Parent

    Sharon Tate

   Jay Sebring

   Gary Hinman

   Abigail Folger

   Leno LaBianca

  Rosemary LaBianca

  Donald Shea

  Wojciech Frykowski        

           -Aurora Shooting victims-

  • Jonathan Blunk, age 26, 
  • Alexander J. Boik, age 18, 
  • Jesse Childress, age 29, 
  • Gordon Cowden, age 51, 
  • Jessica Ghawi (a.k.a. Jessica Redfield), age 24,
  • John Larimer, age 27, )
  • Matt McQuinn, age 27, 
  • Micayla Medek, age 23, 
  • Veronica Moser-Sullivan, age 6, 
  • Alex Sullivan, age 27,
  • Alexander C. Teves, age 24,
  • Rebecca Wingo, age 31


       -Boston Marathon Bombing victims-

      Krystle Campbell (29)

      Martin Richard  (8)

       Lu Lingzi (23)


Rest in peace to every one of them and also every murder victim!

Never forgotten, always remembered.

May your souls rest in peace!

A Definitely Incomplete List Of My Favorite Moments From The Lightning Thief (book), because I'm having Feelings
  • Percy very causally mentioning times he accidentally hit a school bus with a canon or dropped fifth graders into shark-infested water
  • Grover Underwood
  • Just everything he’s ever done
  • Percy running an illegal candy ring out of his dorm room 
  • “I was worried they found out I got my essay on Tom Sawyer from the internet and were going to take away my grade. Or worse, they were going to make me read the book.”
  • When Percy thought Grover was going to give him some deep, meaningful commentary on life to make him feel better but Grover just wanted Percy’s lunch
  • Percy tried so hard to do well on his Latin final and Chiron somehow thinks it’s a good idea to tell him he’s ‘not normal’ in front of the class my poor boy
  • That one part where Percy essentially went “Oh hey mom’s home!!! Better reschedule this panic attack I was having!!” 
  • When Percy did that weird hand sign (that was never explained) and the door slammed on Gabe so hard he flew up the steps
  • The fact that when Grover finally tracked Percy down he wasn’t wearing any pants. Like, there was literally no reason for him to not have the fake feet and the jeans on. No actual reason for him to be free balling it. Percy just needed a shock apparently. Showing up in the middle of a hurricane with no pants, dramatic ass satyr I love him. 
  • The SATISFYING DEATH of Gabe’s Camaro + Sally apparently learned bullfighting just in case because she truly is the best mom
  • Percy killing the minotaur with its own horn
  • Percy dragging Grover over the camp line while crying for his mom literally end me
  • You drool when you sleep.” could we get more iconic here
  • Percy teasing Annabeth about her crush on Luke
  • When Luke stole some toiletries for Percy and he got a little choked up because it was apparently the nicest thing anyone had ever done for him
  • The fact that Chiron basically told Annabeth that Percy was her destiny
  • The fact that a recovering alcoholic god of wine who hates children was deemed fit to run a camp for children
  • Not so fun: Percy, upon meeting Mr. D, immediately recognizing the signs of an alcoholic and going out of his way to sit far away from him ‘just in case’
  • The fact that everyone just expected him to hear ‘the greek gods are real’ and move on?? why would no one let this boy be in shock omg
  • Zeus apparently had a thing for the fluffy 80′s hairstyles
  • “the real world is where the monsters are” 
  • The fact that Poseidon could have claimed Percy at literally any moment but he apparently decided he really needed that dramatic reveal during capture the flag.
  • When Zeus was feeling Extra Dramatic™ after Percy’s claiming so he started making it rain inside the camp boarders and everyone was lowkey freaking out
  • When Annabeth pulls off her invisible cap and declares she’s going on the quest with him and Percy was like, beyond unsurprised that she was there and didn’t even attempt to fight her 
  • Chiron forgot to give Percy a sword from his father for like, an entire month. 
  • Grover with those freaking flying shoes oh my God
  • Annabeth blushing literally any time Luke talks to her 
  • IN THIS HOUSE WE LOVE AND RESPECT ARGUS, HEAD OF CAMP SECURITY
  • lmao when Percy and Annabeth start bickering about something and Argus just winks at Percy because he knows
  • When they were playing hackey sack with an apple but it got too close to Grover’s mouth and he just ate the whole thing
  • The entire bus scene oh my God
  • “I was about to become the ADHD Poster Child of the Year” as he’s CRASHING A BUS
  • Annabeth on a fury’s back 
  • the explosion. just. all gr8. 
  • When Grover tries to play a path finder song and Percy just immediately slams into a tree. Also the fact that the path finder song was actually just a Hillary Duff number. 
  • “You two are giving me a migraine, and satyr’s don’t even get migraines!” 
  • Percy actually, truly trying to sell the story that the three of them are circus orphans who got separated from their ringleader 
  • Grover: hey guys this place is REALLY SHADY and we need to leave
  • Annabeth and Percy: but f o o d
  • Can you imagine walking into a store and finding your dead uncle’s body on display? Like????
  • When Medusa revealed herself and Annabeth’s running around invisible, Percy’s swinging a sword blindly and Grover’s flying around screaming and trying to whack her with a stick: everyone here is a MESS
  • When Annabeth was overly annoyed with Percy after that ordeal??? Sweetheart you fell for the trick too
  • Name something more iconic than 12 year old Percy Jackson mailing the decapitated head of Medusa to the gods on Mt. Olympus in an act of sheer pettiness. I dare you. 
  • When Percy was insisting on taking first watch while the others slept and Grover was basically like “hey kiddo listen to this” and played a song that immediately knocked him out so he could sleep all night 
  • “Percy. Say hello to the poodle.”
  • Percy seeing all the Greek creatures from the train window 
  • When Annabeth was dragging the boys to the St. Louis Arch and Percy’s claustrophobic ass Did Not Want To Get In That Tiny Elevator but he went anyway because he wanted Annabeth to be happy. That boy has had it bad since the start. 
  • “I am Echidna!”
  • “Isn’t…isn’t that a type of anteater?”
  • I HATE AUSTRALIA.” 
  • How many times has Percy actually been poisoned throughout all the series I literally want a count 
  • ‘Lemme just, uh….jump off the fucking St. Louis Arch and hope I don’t die when I hit the water.’
  • There is just something very aesthetic about Percy lighting a fire in the bottom of a river 
  • Percy’s got so much pent-up rage that he’s just immediately ready to wreck Ares upon meeting him omfg
  • THE THRILL RIDE O’ LOVE
  • Annabeth getting so worked up and flustered over going down there with Percy because it’s a love ride and Percy’s just like “you literally do not have to make this a Thing” lmao
  • Annabeth wouldn’t let Percy touch Aphrodite’s scarf because she didn’t want him getting infected by love magic but then…touched it herself lol
  • The entire sequence with the mechanical spiders and the cameras and the ride itself 
  • Percy’s plan to get off the ride!!!! He’s so smart okay can people stop calling him stupid!!! 
  • Grover trying to catch them both in mid-air but they‘re too heavy so the three of them just kind of slowly crash into one of those face-cut-out posters lol
  • Percy, turning to the camera’s broadcasting this shit on Olympus: “Show’s over! Thank You! Goodnight!” 
  • THE FUCKING ZOO BUS
  • Everything about that scene omg. The animals they had to help. Trying to convince Grover of how great he is. The baby percabeth. my h e a r t
  • “What if it does line up like the Trojan War? Athena versus Poseidon?”
  • “I don’t know what my mom will do. I just know I’ll be fighting next to you.”
  • “Why?”
  • “Because you’re my friend, Seaweed Brain, any more stupid questions?”
  • Do you hear that sound? That’s me, ages 13-21(+) sobbing uncontrollably oh my God I love them so much
  • ‘let’s just set a fucking lion loose in Las Vegas’ 
  • “I put a Blessing of the Wild on them, so they’ll safely find food and shelter wherever they go.”
  • “Why can’t you put on of those on us?”
  • “It only works on wild animals.”
  • “So it would only effect Percy…”
  • “HEY!” 
  • When they get to the Lotus hotel and Grover starts playing that game where the deer shoot the hunters azxjhnhdjx
  • Percy physically having to drag his friends out of there once he realized it was the lair of the lotus eaters
  • When Annabeth gave the taxi driver her lotus credit card and he started calling her “Your Highness” lmao
  • Every time in this book Percy comes close to uncovering a Dark Truth the people around him are just like “let’s not worry about that :) “ and my polite boy actually shuts up it’s so wild because I would just keep going lol
  • CRUSTY THE WATER BED SALESMAN 
  • Listen that entire scene has lowkey always been one of my Favs and I’m not even sure why but Percy chopping his head off was g r e a t
  • The entrance to the Underworld is DOA Recording Studios and I love it
  • “We, uh…all drowned in a bathtub.”
  • Poor Charon just wants his Italian suits he doesn’t need all this bullshit 
  • Grover almost getting dragged into Tartarus: not good. very bad. bad shit. 
  • Annabeth getting emotionally attached to Cerberus in the span of 3 minutes: RELATABLE 
  • ‘huh my backpack that I thought I got rid of five days ago is getting weirdly heavy, that’s not suspicious though, right?’ 
  • When Hades just starts monologue-ing about all the shit he has to put up with
  • “what kind of awful things do you have to do to get sewn into Hades underwear?” p e r c y
  • when Percy realizes the Master Bolt is in his backpack and he’s just like. tell me why. why. I’m a good person. what did I DO. 
  • When Percy has to sacrifice his mom to get Annabeth and Grover out of there I Cri Evey Tiem 
  • My cute lil’ baby yelling around on a beach to get Ares to show up 
  • ahdbsjznx when Grover gives Percy a crushed, half eaten tin can for good like and Percy is just like “Grover…I don’t know what to say.” I LOVE HIM
  • My sweet son kicking the god of war’s ass. bless. blessed on this day. 
  • The news crews who suddenly started backtracking and writing Percy as a hero 
  • Percy, choking back tears, giving Gabe’s store’s phone number out on national television and promising everyone free appliances IM STILL CACKLING I LOVE THIS BOY SO MUCH HE’S ICONIC 
  • Hades actually releasing Sally because he’s Not As Big Of A Dick As He Could Have Been 
  • Percy: hey I think there’s a really good chance that Kronos was behind this whole mess-
  • Zeus and Poseidon: XXX KRONOS DO NOT INTERACT XXX
  • Poseidon rolling his eyes at literally everything Zeus says and does
  • Poseidon and Percy’s whole talk omg my sweet boy just wants his dad to love him and Poseidon’s trying to figure out how to show affection when he basically signed this kid’s death sentence I’m crying 
  • A man will never satisfy me as much or in the same way as Sally Jackson murdering Gabe Ugliano did 
  • Percy was spending months of summer stressing over who the friend that’s supposed to betray him was but like…Sweetie you had exactly three (3) friends and you knew two of them weren’t gonna hurt you
  • ahbdjsnx when Percy and Luke were having their conversation in the woods and like Luke’s acting shady af the whole time but it’s literally not until he litters that Percy is like “something…is Wrong.” this boy I s2g
  • Percy getting bit by a scorpion is Not A Favorite Moment but the nymphs helping him out was 
  • Percy making his Official Decision to go home for the school year only after Annabeth reveals that he actually did talk her into trying again with her family 
  • I didn’t mean to write out a summary of the whole damn book it’s six am listen I’m just feeling nostalgia for the original series in this chili’s tonight 
  • whoops

Thank you everyone who submitted their fics! I had a total of 213 fics published within the tropes! Here’s the masterlist of all the tropes. 
Happy Reading!

Day 1 | Accidental Drunken Confessions
Day 2 | Alpha/Beta/Omega
Day 3 | Amnesia  
Day 4 | Animal Transformation/Shifters  
Day 5 | Bartender/Club Owner
Day 6 | Bed Sharing  
Day 7 | Body Swap
Day 8 | Brink of Death
Day 9 | Childhood Friends
Day 10 | Coffeeshop AU  
Day 11 | Darkfic
Day 12 | De-Aging
Day 13 | Domesticity  
Day 14 | Endverse  
Day 15 | Enemies to Lovers  
Day 16 | Fake Dating  
Day 17 | Forced Marriage/Marriage of Convenience
Day 18 | Medical AU 
Day 19 | Mpreg
Day 20 | Mutual Pining  
Day 21 | Presumed Dead
Day 22 | Prison AU  
Day 23 | Purgatory  
Day 24 | Roommates
Day 25 | Royalty AU  
Day 26 | Soulmates
Day 27 | Spy, Secret Agent, Assassin, or Hitman AU
Day 28 | Trapped (island, elevator, cave etc)
Day 29 | Wing fic  
Day 30 | Witch/Familiar AU

“THREE KNOCKS.” [¼]

Request ⇾ Being steves younger sister and going to him for boy advice, even though he’s a bit weirded out? (I just finished season 2 AND MY BOY STEVE IS SUCH A MOM)

Warnings ⇾ none at all, just fluff!

A/N ⇾ this was so cute and fun to write!

[PART 2]

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Steve lay on his bed, with the Talking Heads playing quietly in the background. He lay staring at the posters on his ceiling and smiled at each memory they gave him. He was only disrupted from his haze when he heard his younger sister, Y/N, knocking on his bedroom door. Three knocks. Pause. Two knocks. Pause. One knock. It was something they did before entering the others room so they’d know it wasn’t either of their parents. The two shared quite a bond and Y/N usually told Steve everything, recently however, she had been more quite than usual. Steve presumed it was just her age, 13, and not that they had, somehow, lost their bond.

“Yeah, come on in Y/N!” He said as he pushed his slender body up and propped himself with a pillow.

Y/N timidly entered the room, keeping her head down as if she was sulking. She was quiet, not in the comfortable quiet they sometimes shared, it was an awkward and unnerving type of quiet. Steve had never really seen Y/N this way, so something must have been up.

“You okay? Take a seat.” Steve patted his bed and crossed his legs so his younger sister could take a seat.

“I, I need to ask you something.” Y/N said, darting her eyes up for a split second to gage Steve’s reaction.

“Yeah, anything. You know that, Y/N.”

She nodded and sent a small smile up to her brother, who was nervously waiting her response.

“You just can’t laugh. Or tell mom and dad, it stays between us.” She said while extending her pinky out.

“Oh of course, I promise.”

He entwined his little finger with hers and they shook together.

“Okay, so there is this boy I like and I’m not sure how to tell if he likes me back. Or how I should tell him I like him, will I scare him off if I just ask?”

Steve’s jaw dropped, he had never expected in a million years that his baby sister would be coming to him for advice on boys. He hadn’t even had the experience either and had no clue how to handle this without upsetting or potentially ruining it for her.

His hand ran to his temple and he rubbed it, he tried to make it look nonchalant but the free hand that shot up in a fist to his mouth made it noticeable that he was having a hard time with her question.

“W-well–” he cut himself off with a huge sigh before inhaling rather loudly.

Over the next minute his face contorted from looking confused, to looking surprised, back to looking confused and, finally, to taking a big deep breath.

“Well. Y/N, you’re amazing and if he doesn’t see that, then that’s his loss. You should just tell him, I know he’ll like you back.”

Y/N’s face lit up at her brothers kind reaction and embraced him in a loving and appreciative hug.

“Who is it?” He asked, “by the way.” He added when he noticed her body language change.

“Uhm, does it matter?”

“Well, just give me a hint. Go on.”

“I’m friends with him, he’s also friends with you.”

With that, Y/N walked out of the room in large happy strides. Steve, on the other hand, had to take a seat at the thought of who his sisters crush was.

Oh no, oh god no.

DUSTIN.

[dave, age 13, lying in bed after john goes to sleep] man john is my best friend. i wish we didnt live so far apart so that we could hang out and go to the movies and skateboard together…… not as like a date though just as bros. i’m not g

A TOS-Disco Timeline

I did some research and created a timeline relating the events from TOS to those from Discovery, mostly for reference purposes.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

Important points:

  • Spock and Michael have a 4 year age difference
    • Spock was born in 2230, while Michael was born in 2226
  • By the time Michael graduated the Vulcan Science Academy, Spock was 19
    • Sarek’s decision was made assuming Spock would begin his studies at the Vulcan Science Academy and later apply to the Expeditionary Group, yet in 2250 Spock decides to join Starfleet at age 20
  • In 2254 Spock is assigned to the USS Enterprise as a Science Officer under Pike
    • By this time, Burnham was on her fifth year of service under Georgiou

Keep reading

It drives me up the wall to see people call Lyanna selfish, stupid, or hypocritical. It does not matter you think, whether you believe she went willingly with the intention of being romantic with Rhaegar or you believe she went in order to find personal freedom, I don’t care. Hearing her being called any of those things gets on my nerves.

What people fail to grasp is the fact that men own women in ASOIAF. That’s not an exaggeration. They can force them to marry, lock them in towers, force them into convents, they can rape and beat their wives, and all with impunity. Very rarely do women have personal freedom. They are almost always ruled by men.

There are COUNTLESS examples of this. To name a few:

  1. 13 year old Daenerys was forced into marriage with an older Drogo, sold by her brother, Viserys
  2. 13 year old Sansa was forced into a marriage with an older Tyrion, both forced into it by Tywin Lannister
  3. Baelor the Blessed locked his sisters in a tower so he wouldn’t lust after them
  4. Rhaella, aged 12, was forced to marry her brother Aerys by her father
  5. Jeyne Poole, aged 13/14, forced to marry Ramsay Snow by a mixed effort between the Boltons, Lannisters, and Petyr Baelish
  6. Alys Karstark, aged 16, was almost forced into a marriage with her cousin before she ran away
  7. Quentyn Ball forced his wife to join the Silent Sisters so that he would be eligible for the Kingsguard
  8. Before his death, Tywin Lannister was looking for another man to marry his 30+ year old daughter Cersei, who did not want to remarry
  9. Donella Hornwood was forced to marry Ramsay Snow, dies of starvation in a locked room
  10. Naerys Targaryen asked to be released from her wedding vows after giving her brother-husband an heir, was refused despite the fact that they knew another pregnancy could kill her (and Aegon did not love her anyways)

The system works against women by handing their autonomy over to the men around them. Lyanna did not want to marry Robert, knew that she would be unhappy with him, but also knew that she would be forced to marry him regardless of her feelings on the matter. Like most other highborn girls, she was her father’s property, to be traded off as he saw fit. Upon marriage, she would be her husband’s property, owned by a man she already disliked and mistrusted, who we see in AGoT is irresponsible, abusive, and deflects blame at every turn.

Even in the worst case scenario, which is Lyanna and Rhaegar were in love and decided to ~run away~, guess who’s the responsible adult in this situation? Who had the power to refuse to escape with a 16 year old girl who has no means of escape on her own? Who was the husband and father of two? Who had two, then three, kingsguard knights loyally follow him from King’s Landing to Dorne? Who was the crown prince who had far, far more responsibilities than a 15 year old lord’s daughter?

Call it impulsive, call it bad foresight, call it a folly of youth, or a lapse of judgement, but don’t call it selfish. Whether out of love, or out of a desire to get away, Lyanna made a choice. She refused the shitty deal she was being given, she refused to be her father’s pawn, and made her own decision for her future. Refusing to be forced into marriage is not selfish unless you believe that girls should be ruled by their fathers and husbands.

Moreover, Lyanna paid the price with her life, at the age of 16 years old, thousands of miles away from home. That’s tragic.

Nightmare - Winchester Brothers

I’m sorry I haven’t written in a little while! School is just making me really busy. I’ll try and post once at least every two weeks. I’m sorry of I can’t :(

Anyway, here’s another request!

Okay so maybe something where the reader is jealous of how close Sam & Dean are, make it angsty 😹 - @winchesters-favorite-girl - i’ve kind of made my own twist on this! Hope you like it anyway!

Imagine always feeling as though you are nothing more then a burden and a blood relation to your brothers and feeling as though they don’t care for you so you leave them.

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Originally posted by teachercastiel

Originally posted by undercoverrockstarjensen

Originally posted by hallowedbecastiel

You were sat in the back of the impala, picking dried blood out of your stubby finger nails, anger rumbling in your chest. You’d saved your brothers once again from a hunt gone wrong and they hadn’t thanked you, simply patted each other on the back, sent a glance over their shoulder to you to make sure you were still alive and headed in the direction of the car.

They were speaking (or arguing, you could never tell) about the monster ‘they’ had just killed and you had no interest in listening so you rested your head on the back of the seat and looked out to the starry night.

It had been this way since you’d dropped out of high school. You’d be with them, but not quite there. You’d always been left out the circle and you couldn’t remember the last time your elder brothers had shown gratitude and love towards you and quite frankly, you had had enough. 

Closing your eyes and drifting off into sleep, your mind travelled to a time when you were the centre of your brothers worlds.

***

You aged 5 and Sam aged 13:

Colouring in a unicorn in your activity book at the counter of the motel room kitchen, you reached for the purple crayon which was just out of your grip. Just as you were close to grabbing it, it rolled a little further away.  

Whining and attempting to lean forward, you suddenly felt the stall give way, sending you toppling to the ground. 

You cried out in pain as you hit your head on the marble floor. As your vision became faded and a headache made its self comfortable in your head, you saw Sam rushing towards you from the settee.

He quickly pulled you into his arms and cooed in your ear that everything would be ok and that there was nothing to worry about. He made it clear to you that you were a strong girl and that it was only a little graze. 

***

You aged 13 and Dean aged 25:

You were waiting on the bench just outside of your temporary school as the girls in front of you made fun of your second hand clothes. 

‘Look at that! What is it? A table cloth or a fourth hand blanket?’ The skinniest of them all said, pulling at your older brother Sam’s red flannel.

‘Don’t touch me.’ You growled, slapping her hand away.

‘What did you say, skank? Want me to hit you.’ The tallest of them all said, raising her hand at you.

As you were about to swerve the hand that was about to smack you, you froze as your biggest brother Dean tapped the girl on the shoulder.

She turned round, confusion and disgust on her face. ‘What do you want? Old man.’ She sneered at him. The other girls thought this was the funniest remark in the world.

Dean laughed for a second then looked at her dead in the eyes. ‘You touch my little sister again and i’ll break all your fingers. Oh, and by the way, that top is second hand. I’m pretty sure I saw a stripper with the clap wearing that a couple of nights ago.’ He gave his signature smirk at the end, hinting that the mob of mistakes (called teenage girls) should go away. 

They did, fear and despise all over their faces as they made remarks about each others clothes.

‘Thanks Dean.’ You said as you stood up and hugged him.

‘Anytime.’ He responded, protectively wrapping his arms around you.

***

Yeah sure, anytime. I guess that had a time limit. Waking up with the thought in your head, you noticed that you were sat in the back of the Impala, your two elder brothers no where in sight. 

As a feeling of hopelessness washed over you, you begged for Castiel to come and see you. He was the only one who seemed to care for you.

‘Hello Y/N.’ His gravelled voice spoke out from the seat next to you.

You didn’t respond straight away, you wanted to gather your thoughts first. You turned to look at him.

‘What’s wrong Y/N?’ He asked you, as you looked back at him, hurt in your eyes.

‘It’s my brothers. I’m nothing to them anymore.’ You explained, tears brimming in your eyes.

‘That’s not true. You’re their little sister.’ Cas responded, confusion lingering in his voice.

Was their little sister. I think i’m nothing more then a shadow to them now and I wont deal with it anymore. Please, Cas, make a promise to me.’ You pleaded.

‘What promise?’ He questioned you, eyebrows knotting together as he looked sad in his eyes.

‘That if I go, you wont help my brothers look for me. You’ll let me live my own life and I expect you to understand that if you break my trust I will never forgive you.’ With that, you took his hand in yours as a way to tell him how desperate you were. ‘Please.’

He pulled his hand slightly away from yours then paused. He let out a soft sigh then looked away for a second. ‘If I make this promise, you have to stay safe.’ He reasoned with you, looking in your direction and then away again so that he wouldn’t regret what he was about to do.

‘Yes, of course.’ You practically whispered back, knowing that you were inches away from freedom. 

‘Ok.’ That was all he said before he flapped his wings and disappeared.

This was your chance. This was your chance to begin again and be a person who didn’t live every day wondering if they were loved. You’d thought about this for weeks, months even. The moment you’d break free and find someone or something that had even the slightest amount of happiness towards you.

Jumping out the car and pulling your bag from the boot, you headed down the street the impala was parked on. You looked back for a moment, remembering your older brothers, then shook your head and continued down the path you chose to take. 

*Sam’s P.O.V*

‘You think she’ll like it?’ Dean asked, holding up a green flannel.

‘You know that’s not her colour.’ I responded, pushing the green flannel out of Dean’s arms before reaching up for a red checkered one on the highest shelf.

‘She’ll like this one though. She used to wear one like it when she was younger, like all the time.’ I said as I searched for her size.

Dean went quiet for a minute before looking at me.

‘Dude, no chick flick moments. What’s wrong?’ I questioned him, laughing a bit since he looked like a hurt puppy.

‘Is it just me or does Y/N seem really closed off lately.’ He depressingly said, gently stroking the flannel in his hands as if it was his little sister.

I was going to shrug my shoulders and dismiss the conversation but I didn’t. I knew that there was something very wrong with Y/N.

‘Yeah - I think there is.’ I responded, barely looking at Dean, feeling as though it was some how my fault.

As if Dean read my mind, he glanced briefly at me. ‘Do you think it’s our fault?’

I gulped then looked up. ‘I - I don’t know. Maybe. Have we done enough for her? I mean, have we been good brothers?’ 

‘If I’m being honest. No, I don’t think we have been. I think we’ve been so focused on these god damn hunting trips so much that we’ve lost the love we used to give to the centre of our world, Y/N. I think we need to look out for her more. Knowing her, she probably thinks that we don’t care about her and I can’t have that.’ Dean was almost shouting at the end, pulling at the seams of the shirt in his hands.

I simply looked back at him, wide eyed. He’d said exactly what I was thinking. 

‘Hell, what do I know.’ Dean grumbled, throwing the flannel on the shelf and heading to the doors of the shop. 

He froze mid-step then yelled my name, indicating that Y/N was no longer in the Impala.

It was though time slowed down. She was there, then she wasn’t. It was a nightmare come real.

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I really like how this turned out and I’m tempted to a part 2! Tell me what you guys think :) 

Ghira Belladonna was not always chieftan; Blake did not live her whole life in a mansion.

I’ve actually noticed some people don’t realize that Ghira wasn’t always chieftan of Menagerie, and these people seem to think that Ghira being chieftan means Blake actually lived a really nice, comfortable life in Menagerie.

But I’m pretty sure that’s not the case.

Ghira used to be the leader of the White Fang, until he stepped down 5 years before Volume 1 and became the chieftan of Menagerie.

Corsac, talking to Ghira, in the episode Menagerie:
“The White Fang’s tactics are admittedly, more aggressive since you stepped down as High Leader and became Chieftain of Menagerie.”

The source for the “5 years” thing is that, in Black and White, Blake says the old leader stepped down 5 years ago. She also says that she was at every rally and participated in every boycott with the White Fang, and we were shown imagery of her as a child at a protest.

I’m pretty sure these rallies and boycotts did not take place in Menagerie, as there is no reason for them to.

And odds are, she never lived in the chieftan’s mansion.

From A Much Needed Talk:
Blake: (emotional) You were right. I shouted at you and yelled at you. (looking up at him) But you were right. I called you cowards!

Remorsefully, she lowers her head closer to her father. He holds her.

Ghira: It’s okay.

Blake: (pulling back) I should have left the White Fang with you and Mom. I should’ve listened to you, and I’m sorry. (turning away) I’m so, so sorry.

Through this dialogue, we learn that, when Ghira stepped down and he and Kali left the White Fang, Blake called them cowards and chose to stay with the White Fang. So, when Ghira and Kali moved into the chieftan’s mansion in Menagerie about 5 years before Volume 1, Blake stopped living with them.

She was most likely 12 years old when this happened, since she was 17 in Volumes 1-3. She had been with the White Fang since childhood. The White Fang has always been her entire life. It seems like she didn’t even have a life outside of the White Fang until she went to Beacon.

Yeah, her parents would still have authority over her, but recall that kids younger than 17 attend combat school for years to learn what they need to apply to a Huntsman academy. Ruby was 15 and still had 2 years left before she was done with combat school. Assuming combat school is 4 years long, just like the Huntsman academies, that would mean that Ruby had begun her training at the age of 13.

And Ghira and Kali seem like they would have seen the futility in trying to force Blake to leave the White Fang with them, as she would have just run away and hated them even more. They had a choice:

  1. Let her do what she believes is right, while believing she will survive and trusting in her to eventually realize her mistake.
  2. Try to force her to leave behind the only world she ever knew, only for her to inevitably run away and be even angrier with them for, not only being “cowards”, but also trying to force her to leave behind the big fight.

Ghira said “Blake, it’s fine. We never held anything against you, and I never feared you would fail. The only thing I ever feared was that you would fall down the wrong path, and I am so proud to see you haven’t.” Judging by this line, I think they chose Option #1.

Besides, it’s possible that they were unaware of just how bad the White Fang had turned. They didn’t even know that the White Fang was involved in the Fall of Beacon and was killing innocent people. Ghira was having meetings with White Fang representatives…

… who are not trustworthy. While talking to Ghira, the Albain brothers spoke in a manner that condemned Adam. However, the moment they walked away from the mansion, they said they were going to tell Adam where Blake was. It’s likely that they had been lying to Ghira, sugarcoating and twisting things, to keep him from knowing how dark the White Fang had become since he stepped down.

As for how Blake knew where Ghira and Kali were living without having lived there with them… it’s not hard. She knew Ghira had become the chieftan, and all it would take is for her to have been to Menagerie before to know how to find the chieftan’s mansion. It kinda stands out.

So, yeah, even though Ghira is now the chieftan of Menagerie, that does not mean that Blake is some pampered princess who decided to go out and fight. She might never have lived that life, at all.

[RANT] MINOR SEXUALIZATION

slams hands down on table. this has been said a lot and no one wants to read through all this, but i gotta rant. it’s not okay to sexualize minors. i’ve seen many excuses for this, but here are a few common ones i’ve gotten. feel free to add more. these are only a few countries’ laws, as this post is aimed at kpop stans. feel free to add more countries as well. and these ages are by international age.

‼️ the age of majority in south korea is 19 years and the age of consent is 13 years. age of majority in china is 18 years and age of consent is 14 years. age of majority in thailand is 20 years and age of consent is 15 years. age of majority in japan is 18 years and age of consent is 13 years. age of majority in taiwan is 20 years and age of consent is 16 years. ‼️

“they’re considered legal in my country.”
that simply does not matter. if the individual you sexualized was born and raised and considered a citizen of a country they are still considered a minor in, then they are a minor. if the age of majority in your country was 10, would you sexualize a 10 year old from another country? that may be way younger than any person you’re sexualizing, but if they are a minor then you are legally sexualizing a child, just like if you were to sexualize a 10 year old. so as that is a true statement, it does not excuse sexualizing a minor.

“people their age participate in sexual activities anyway.”
that’s very much irrelevent information. as of right now i’m a 15 year old american and i feel extremely uncomfortable with the thought of even 18 year old south koreans being sexualized. do i know 18 year olds that have sex? of course i do. i knew 14 year olds that have sex, sadly. that doesn’t mean it’s okay for you to write sexual content about or make sexual posts directed at any minor. especially not people you don’t even know, and i guarantee you don’t know any idols you’ve sexualized. all that aside, knowing other minors that participate in sexual activities does not give you a free pass to sexualize an idol that is not of the legal age in their home country. so as that is a true statement, it does not excuse sexualizing a minor.

“the age of consent is ______, which they’re older than.”
that is true. however, laws of consent go deeper than age of consent. sexual activity with a minor (someone below the age of majority) is considered statutory rape and is illegal, just like in every other country. age of consent only defines the age a person can legally consent to sex, but no matter what if they are under the age of majority, then sexual activity is illegal. so as that is a true statement, it does not excuse sexualizing a minor. this is only excused for *thailand’s laws of consent.

* for thailand in particular, although the age of majority is 20, it does not factor into consent laws. it is only considered rape (without force or harm inflicted) if the victim is 14 years or younger and not a spouse of the offender.

LIST OF MINORS AS OF 2017
(relatively popular produce101 s2 contestants included. once again, feel free to add more to the list that i missed.)

1999 - red velvet’s yeri, astro’s rocky, seventeen’s dino, oh my girl’s arin, wjsn’s yeoreum & dayoung, twice’s chaeyoung & tzuyu, april’s naeun & yeonjung, akmu’s suhyun, dia’s eunchae, ioi’s sohye & mina, weki meki’s yoojung & doyeon, nct’s mark, romeo’s kangmin, wanna one’s jihoon & woojin, loona’s kim lip, pristin’s yehana & sungyeon, pd101 hyeongseop & haknyeon

2000 - nct’s jaemin & jeno & haechan & renjun, wanna one’s jinyoung, astro’s sanha, april’s yena & rachel, loona’s heejin & hyunjin, pristin’s xiyeon

2001 - jeon somi, wanna one’s daehwi & guanlin, nct’s chenle, april’s jinsol, loona’s choerry, pristin’s kyla, pd101 euiwoong

2002 - kim samuel, nct’s jisung, loona’s yeojin, pd101 seonho & justin