and I haven't even SEEN any of that stuff in my life

anonymous asked:

I'm happy that I haven't seen posts like yours (about liking "problematic" stuff in fandom) when I was younger, because I'd probably keep reading gross stuff like it's just a fic. Do you really think young people reading, for example, pedophilia ffs aren't influenced and won't project anything to real life or you just lie to yourself to feel better about readng about gross things yourself? Yeah let's let 14 years old read romantic stories about teens and teachers, it's okay ...but anyways :)

Oh, nonnie, you’re barking up the wrong tree here. 

First of all, most fanfiction comes with an appropriate age rating, and if there are fourteen year olds visiting a fanfiction archive like AO3 - which, by the way, comes with a general disclaimer in the TOS that informs reader that they are likely to encounter upsetting, offensive, or morally questionable content - or if there are fourteen year olds on tumblr, which is an unmoderated, semi-private blogging platform - it’s not my responsibility to “keep them safe” from anything that isn’t age-appropriate.

Second, I’m really very sorry that you didn’t read my post earlier, so it would have given you a bit of perspective, and made you realize that it’s perfectly okay to read all kinds of fucked-up fiction, as long as you are mature enough and capable of discerning between fiction and reality. And usually, even fourteen year olds are old enough to make that distinction. Or if they aren’t, it’s their parents’ responsibility to make sure they don’t encounter content that isn’t suited for them.

But seriously, nonnie, do you have any idea what kind of stuff I read when I was fourteen years old? Stuff that I could get in every book shop, unsupervised, uncensored, and without content warnings attached to it? Do you realize that published books come without any kind of age restriction? I’m inclined to laugh at you. I was a fourteen year old myself, and back then, no one even tried to put restrictions on me and my reading preferences. Goodness, our house was full of books of every genre and flavor, and no one bothered to even look at what kind of stuff I pulled from the shelf.

But, hey, if you want to start banning fiction, how about you start with the things that have a much bigger audience than niche fanfiction which is posted in fannish spaces like tumblr or at the AO3 (which, by the way, was made with the explicit purpose of hosting all kinds of fanfiction, especially the stuff that was banned elesewhere)? 

If you are really so concerned about the influence that fiction has on younger people, I’d start here. That’s a literary classic romanticizing rape and incest among other disgusting things. Also this one, it’s full of violence, propagates rape culture and really toxic masculinity! 

And let’s not even talk about contemporary novels! From Nabokov’s Lolita to Irving’s The Hotel New Hampshire, George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire to Effinger’s Marîd Audran series, published fiction is full of problematic stuff, and it’s all easily available for young people!! Shouldn’t you make it your quest to go out there and prevent that from happening? 

But not, instead you’re in my askbox, wasting your time. 

[…] or you just lie to yourself to feel better about readng about gross things yourself?

Oh, nonnie, I’m sorry, but this is pitiful. You’re talking to an adult, a sane, mentally stable and self-assured person, and your moral condemnation is pretty much meaningless to me. I’m not in any danger of conflating fiction and reality, and my conscience is perfectly clear when it comes to my support of fannish creativity and freedom of expression. :)

Long Ass List of Daredevil Sentence Starters
  • "Scream all you want. Come on, let me hear you scream. Scream loud. Nobody gives a shit down here."
  • "I gotta go bribe a cop."
  • "But seriously, yeah, I gotta go bribe a cop."
  • "Please stop giving my mom cigars."
  • "Look, I'm not asking you to do anything immoral."
  • "You've never done this before?"
  • "Maybe we can help each other."
  • "All I did was ask him for a drink."
  • "Define yourself by what you have, value the differences, make no apologies for what you lack."
  • "I thought I detected a whiff of virtue in there."
  • "But I'm awkward and unfashionable. Those things don't seem to apply to you."
  • "I just don't feel like going home okay?"
  • "So let's hop a few bars, not think about it."
  • "Your outfit kind of sucks, by the way."
  • "You haven't told me anything about you."
  • "Okay, good because I was starting to worry you might be in love with me."
  • "I drank the eel. Not a euphemism."
  • "And we are now filled with mighty eel strength!"
  • "After what you told me, I'm never going home again."
  • "I know you're scared, but I'm here to help you. Okay? - You don't have to be scared anymore."
  • "I make a heck of a latte, if you're interested."
  • "Facts have no moral judgment. They merely state what is. Not what we think of them, not what we feel."
  • "I know how hard this must be for you."
  • "You have no idea how any of this is for me."
  • "They have to pay for what they've done."
  • "They won't listen."
  • "We'll make them listen."
  • "You do not want to test me."
  • "You think this is still about you?"
  • "You should have just killed me. You coward."
  • "This is an offer, not an order."
  • "I did some digging into your, uh past activities."
  • "A man/woman that can be bought isn't worth having."
  • "I said you should move on. Didn't say anything about me."
  • "Even though our perception of it changes, one thing remains constant. The past can never be completely erased. It lingers."
  • "I've been lied to before by men/women. Some were even decent ones but they still felt the need to be dishonest about things that mattered."
  • "Hey, that's not a reason, it's an excuse."
  • "He's/She's like a sexual Rain Man."
  • "I want you to touch my face."
  • "Just tell me what you feel."
  • "You need anything else, you know where to find me."
  • "You want the short answer or the long one?"
  • "We need to contain this."
  • "Lying to that woman is impossible."
  • "Choose a side."
  • "I'm the closest he/she has to family. He'd/She'd do the same for me."
  • "That wasn't very smart, but it was fun watching you bleed."
  • "Life is not a fairy tale. Not everyone deserves a happy ending."
  • "Animals don't stop fighting. Not until one of them is dead."
  • "Admittedly, I'm a work in progress."
  • "Let's get this started."
  • "You know what they call stuff like that? Gifts. The special kind. The kind that very few people have. Or deserve."
  • "Smart don't come out of books, kid. Smart is making the right decision at the right time."
  • "Big world. Not all of it flowers and sunshine, and the only way guys like you and me can survive is to grab it by the throat and never let go."
  • "Are you gonna lie there all night or get up off your ass?"
  • "What a shithole."
  • "This is my life and I made something of it, without you."
  • "Relationships are a luxury men like you and me can't afford."
  • "Is that why you left? Huh? To protect me?"
  • "You got heart kid, but heart's not enough."
  • "Anger is a spark, good. Rage is a wildfire, out of control, therefore useless. Just like you."
  • "We all pay for our choices."
  • "I've learned a lot since you've been gone."
  • "You're a dick."
  • "Say that you want my help."
  • "I want you to help yourself."
  • "I don't need a friend. I need a soldier."
  • "In war, people die. If it's not you, it's the guy next to you."
  • "I swear I will not kill anybody. Pussy."
  • "Never is a man more good looking than when he is in love."
  • "You do your job, I'll do mine."
  • "On occasion some dickery may leak out, but doesn't mean I'm wrong."
  • "So, how long before I do something that pisses you off?"
  • "You can't listen to people like that. You have to just block them out."
  • "Yeah, you're just a guy, right? A really, really good-looking guy."
  • "If you weren't half dead, I would kick your ass."
  • "We're gonna be the best damn avocados this city has ever seen."
  • "Misspelling 'Hanukkah' is a mistake. Attempted murder is a little something else."
  • "Well, we seldom get everything we want. Not in this world."
  • "You were really something back in the day. When you had a soul."
  • "I'm not afraid to die."
  • "We'll be together, that's all that matters."
  • "You really think that this will change anything?"

castieltaking-hobbits2gallifrey  asked:

I need more batman media but I don't know what to watch or where to watch it and Netflix took off Young Justice and Justice League :(:( do you have any fic recs or fun facts

A.  Blogs to follow if you haven’t already followed them, the first three write FREAKING AMAZING fanfic and the fourth creates THE BEST fanart I have literally sat and scrolled through these blogs for hours

@camsthisky (good GOSH I love her she writes so much about Dick Grayson)




B.  Random Fics to Read (and honestly there are so many more, I just can’t think of them at the moment):

1. The Acrobat Series 

by fishfingersandjellybabies

Look anytime anyone talks about how much Dick loves his family they’ve won my heart and soul. I especially like the Kori section.

2.  Mori Shej 

by dickiegayson

OH MY GOSH.  I love this story so freaking much.  Ok, imagine if Jason Todd, after coming back from the dead and going through all that stuff with the Lazarus Pit and training, goes after Dick Grayson to get his revenge on Bruce.  Except when he shows up at Dick’s apartment, ready to kill the Golden Son, he finds something completely unexpected.  Jason has a lot of issues, Dick has a lot of issues (courtesy of the Blockbuster incident).  I have read and reread this story countless times, and I can never not cry because I love my broken sons so much.  There is a lot of anger, some cursing, much regret, and brothers being brothers.  And Dick is the sweetest most protective [redacted because spoiler] and Jason has a mushy heart after all.  It can stand as complete but I think the author is writing more?  Also, either before or after, or both, go to and listen to the song.  It is my new favorite song and CAN YOU IMAGINE DICK SINGING IT OH MY GOSH

3.  the road will only be wide (the rain will never stop falling) 

by weird_bird (2weird4)

A collection of Dick and Damian moments.  So very beautiful.

4.  The Robins United Series, first story is Bird by Bird 

by laceymcbain

…some hurt/comfort, Jason doesn’t know what the hell to do with his family, and they all insist on calling him brother.  *shrugs* family feels are my drug of choice

5.  Penny Lane 

by @jerseydevious

Damian wants a horse, and drat I’m crying?  (tbh I cry very easily over my sons…but still)

6.  Sun Spot 

by Dawn’sEternalLight (@preciousthingsareprecious)

This fic is a quiet moment of beauty and rest for Dick and Damian.  Damian draws, and Dick watches his talented little bro.  There is sunlight.  You skin will clear and your crops will grow and any heartache you have ever had will be healed like magic!

C.  A bunch of fics by Kieron_O’Duibhir

1.  The Till-Then From the Ever-Since  

There is a problem in the Batcave, as in, younger versions of the Batfam keep turning up. It’s absolutely fantastic, and one of my favorite things is younger Jason being SO done with his older self and calling him out on stuff and being all protective of his brothers.  It gets better and better with every chapter.

2.  But a Walking Shadow

 So this story is not finished yet and the author takes waaay long to post updates on it but she has promised not to abandon it soo…It is Nightwing-centric, with a whole mess of comic Teen Titans making appearances.  The author has written a lot of stories about a world where Dick became a Talon, and in this tale Talon-on-the-run winds up on Earth-1 and Nightwing is trying to figure out who this apparent clone of his is.  Talon Dick has always intrigued me, and it is interesting seeing him and Nightwing face off.

3.  All the Roofs of Uncertainty

HOLY HECK this is one of my favorite Jason Todd fanfics EVER.  I love the description by the author “The one where Dick bleeds a lot and Jason argues with everybody.”  Jason is in the wrong spot at the wrong time, ie. He finds Dick bleeding to death and is forced to save him.  Tim and Damian make appearances.  Jason has anger issues.  That doesn’t stop him from caring.  Bruce and Jason hash things out in the most beautiful (painful) way.

4.  Wheel and Blade

 In which Dick confronts Damian about his practice of taking weapons to school, and also gets slightly distracted by the idea of living in a vardo.  I love this story because it shows the best way to parent Damian—not by telling him no “because I said so” but by explaining and debating things like he is smart and capable.  

5.  I Pass the Night Watchman on His Beat

This is a cool one-shot of Dick and Amy, his partner on the Bludhaven police force.  I freaking love Dick being a cop.

D.  Okay now if you want something to watch:

 1.     Nightwing—The Series 

by ismahawk

This is THE BEST Nightwing fan film I have ever seen.  I love the Dick Grayson in it—he’s got acrobatics, sounds like Jesse McCartney (Robin/Nightwing’s VA in YJ), and is quite handsome.  He fights, gets the stuffing beat out of him and keeps getting back up, has a bit of a temper, loves Barbara—perfection.  Watch it, you won’t regret it.  (Also Jason is there yay!  I will take him in any capacity I can get. And I kinda really like the actor for Bruce?)

2.     Red Hood: The Series—Episode One “Homecoming” 

by tenshunn

My favorite Jason Todd fanfilm!!!  Heavily featuring Tim Drake!  Look this adaption is fab, I love the actors and the dialogue and the fight between Jason and Tim (spoiler?)  As far as I know they are trying to put together a second episode.  Watch the video where Jason Todd tries to get people to donate money for it, its HILARIOUS

3.      Batman The Animated Series is on Netflix till September 1st.  I’m in the second season and love it a lot…Alfred is so freaking sassy!  

4.     Damian Wayne: Robins Fly at Night

 It’s just five minutes and doesn’t have any dialogue, and it doesn’t come close to deserving an Oscar, but dang it it’s hard to find Damian stuff…and also seeing a little kid running around in the Robin costume made me realize that there is nothing I want more than to see Damian Wayne on the big screen, being all angry assassin kid, and Dick Grayson capturing him in a hug…

5. Gotham on Netflix

I am pretty sure you already watch this? But if not, DO!  It is AMAZING.  I love it so much, especially Bruce and Alfred and Selina Kyle

E.  Some things from Batman: Dark Victory

Okay I know he is a talented young acrobat and all but how the FUDGE did Dick get up on that chandelier?!  the kid can truly fly (yeah yeah, the stairs probably lead up to a hallway floor/balcony that Dick leapt off of but still) I wonder how many grey hairs the kid gave Alfred in those first weeks alone

On dark days I like to remember the time bby birb Dick Grayson caved in the Joker’s cheek with a well-placed kick.  My nine or ten year old son then proceeded to smash in the Joker’s teeth with a stick a few minutes later and it was amazing

You think I lied??  Nah my son Dick Grayson was cracking teeth and bones and witty puns from Day 1.  Go Robin!!!

Okay so just look at this picture.  Bby Dick is SO FREAKING TINY!!!  also very intense. OMG Batman’s fists are as big as his first son’s head!  *cue a very many feels in my heart*

F.  Random things I am including because I feel like it, and they all revolve around Dick Grayson mostly because he is my fave so…

1. Apparently some official websites say that Nightwing’s martial arts specialty is Aikido.  I do not think that word means what they think it means

2. “I close my eyes now for a few moments and I can see my parents riding the air current with me. Forever young. Forever strong. Their faces wide with excitement, big smiles on their faces, enjoying the adrenaline surge even more than I do. And there is one thing I am sure of … my parents would be proud of my life.” (Nightwing, Nightwing #141, 2008)  

3.   [Talking about Blüdhaven] “It’s a hopeless case. A lost cause. A town so mired in corruption and sin that it’s drowning … When Batman sent me here, I thought I’d solve one case and book. But then I realized … if I could make a difference here – well, that’d be something. This filthy old town needs me…. Surrounded by a dozen of my worst enemies. No way out. Nowhere to hide. The little brat was right. I do love it. (Nightwing, Nightwing Secret Files #1, 1999)

4.  There once was a dumb writer who thought killing Nightwing for real would be a good idea, and he tried writing toward that end, but everybody else was like hahahaha NO

5.  I used to hate when fic writers would shorten Damian’s name to Dami (kind of like how I majorly dislike when people shorten Sirius Black’s name to Siri, he is not an iPhone gosh).  But then I read a post on tumblr that said something about Dami actually meaning something in Arabic, something like blood or life-blood or heart blood…I can’t exactly remember what and maybe it isn’t even true but I choose to believe it is and that Dick knows exactly what it means and he calls Damian Dami as a way to show how special he is, how much Dick loves him.  Because Damian is his little brother/son and means the absolute world to Dick.  And Damian, though he pretends to despise all nicknames, absolutely LOVES that Dick calls him this

Flowershop AU

part one. this was never meant to be more than two parts, but i merged a helnik au into and now we’re here….

For Inej working at the flower shop was a rest stop on the road to something much more important. She wasn’t sure where she was headed, but the desire to do something more—be more—compelled her. 

She had an innate ambition to travel, wandering as hereditary in her family as her brown eyes. The big city lights of Ketterdam lured her from her small town—much like her coworker, Jesper. They both migrated to the city for college, each taking on jobs that consumed their leisure time to make ends meet, ending up in the same overlooked shop. They were two young adults whose friendship flourished, not because of the routine of seeing each other, but due to the fact they both felt like tiny fish in a vast, dark ocean they never belonged in. Though unlike him, she had plans to get out of the complicated net Ketterdam ended up to be. She witnessed first hand how the city sucked people in and trap them; she couldn’t allow herself to be one of them. 

She didn’t feel rooted here. Or anywhere for that matter. She would wade through Ketterdam with the same vigor she used in her other travels. Some feared getting lost, but Inej enjoyed the mystery of it, the thrill of what parts of herself she could discover each time she traveled some place new.

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Doctor Eggsy

Here, have 1334 words of Doctor Who AU nonsense, featuring Eggsy as the Doctor and Harry who is confused. 

For @your-eggcellency

It hurts like hell, but he knows that it’s time. This body has been wearing down and it’s time to let go now, to take a new form, to start all over again. He has done this many times, but it doesn’t make this one any better. It still hurts, the energy burning through him like wildfire.

Gingerly, he touches his face once the last bright orange sparks of the energy have left his new form. He feels younger, and his new jaw is alarmingly sharp. He heaves himself up and staggers around the console on his new and unfamiliar legs. He’s definitely shorter than he used to be. He swings the mirror around to get a good look at his new face.

‘’Who’s this pretty boy, then?’’ he asks himself and then coils back in surprise because this new body comes with a new accent. ‘’What in the…?’’

It’s unnerving – it always is – but the more he looks at his new, younger face, the more he ponders over his new South London accent, the more he starts to like them. He’s been in old bodies and younger bodies, but this? This is new and exciting in a way very few things are when you’re a thousand years old and seen entire planets born and die.

‘’Yeah,’’ he says to the empty TARDIS. ‘’Yeah, this’ll be fun.’’

He looks down on his new form, still dressed in the ill-fitting clothes of his previous self. ‘’But first, we need new threads.’’

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anonymous asked:

Weird ask, but I've read your Marvel fics (love them!) but noticed you haven't written much "early years" stuff. So I was wondering, do you have any headcanons about teenage Peter and/or Johnny? I sometimes feel like Peter was kind of a vindictive wallflower (and desperate for validation for something who doesn’t want to join a team) back then, and Johnny was more full of himself but also surprisingly kind... I don't know, it's just not often explored and I'm curious about what people think.

Thanks for reading my stuff, anonymous! I confess the reason is I’m just more interested in Johnny and in Peter especially as adults. My take is the opposite of yours, actually – that there’s way more teen stuff for them out there. (Someone, anyone, please. Peter Parker is 30.) I like the real sense of a shared history between them that hasn’t had a chance to grow yet when they’re younger. (Though, ironically, as I type this I have a teen Spideytorch WIP open, so. Who wants to read the original Galactus story, but with established Spideytorch! Me. It’s just me.)

Headcanons though! This is more me playing with stuff I think is at least implied in canon but:

  • I think vindictive wallflower is a good phrase for Peter – I don’t know if I view him as desperate for validation so much as searching for something he doesn’t quite know how to name. (cough a really hot date cough) He suffered a huge trauma fairly early on in his life (canon likes to in-fight about how old he was when his parents died) and I think he has a lot of hostility built up that he had no productive way to channel until suddenly he could rip through concrete with his bare hands. (Sidenote I tend to assume Peter Without Powers ends up a very bitter person.)
  • I was thinking a lot about Peter and secrets as a theme last night – not just his, but other people’s. Canonically in 616 his parents were spies who were framed as government traitors by the Red Skull and as a result he knows almost nothing about them until he accidentally wrecks a trunk full of old documents Aunt May asks him to move in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 5. The implication in the issue is that until this moment, he doesn’t even know what his father’s name was, or at the very least had never seen a picture of him. So I think he was sort of built for secret-keeping – it’s a behavior he picked up, not one that originated with him. He never quite grows out of it, but he’s a little better when more people in his life know he’s Spider-Man. 
  • Peter does what he does as Spider-Man because he believes it’s the right thing to do to keep people safe but also because he genuinely enjoys it. He likes fighting. There’s a lot of pure, unfettered joy in the physical for him, especially when he’s young and has less in the way of personal responsibilities. 
  • I headcanon Peter as Jewish, based on the heavy Jewish-coding of the character which will hopefully one day be actual hardline on-page canon, but I don’t personally buy him as very religious in any specific sense. I think he’ll talk to (bargain with) God on his own, and that he generally believes in Something, but I don’t believe the Parkers regularly attend services or that he was Bar Mitzvah’d. Last time he was in synagogue, it’s because he was thrown in in the middle of a fight. He made some bad joke that was immediately taken the wrong way. JJJ gleefully runs an article.
  • On the subject of JJJ, I hate the idea that Peter’s so victimized by the Bugle and JJJ. Their relationship is a two-way street – Peter uses Spider-Man to provoke JJJ in part because he has fun doing it. Both of them enjoy their feud just as much as they’re frustrated by it, and J Jonah Jameson feels he’s doing what’s best for New York. JJJ also likes Peter Parker and cares about him the same way he cares about all his employees, and Peter returns the sentiment, if grudgingly. The Bugle is a Family.
  • Johnny got famous more or less overnight after having a childhood I headcanon as lonely at best. All of a sudden, everyone knew his name and wanted be his friend. That kind of thing can go to your head fast – Johnny is, essentially, a child star, with all the damage that can come with that. I don’t think he was honestly full of himself; I think he was playing a role that was cast for him as a blond-haired, blue-eyed pretty boy who could who could light on fire. He didn’t have the time or the space to develop his own sense of self properly before others were deciding it for him. (I do headcanon that he has a preference for men, but by the time he’d worked that out the media had already decided he was a playboy, and he has tended to buy into the media’s image of himself over his own. See: him calling himself a playboy when he had literally had three girlfriends and fully intended to marry at least one of them.)
  • Reed may never have revealed to the others that he manipulated the media and made them into superheroes for their own protection, but there was a definite tension in the early days when it was unsure if their celebrity would last that Johnny, a generally empathetic person, picked up on, and it’s part of why he clings to celebrity so hard. The idea of not being famous is subconsciously viewed as a threat.
  • The other three, concerned with their own problems and their own new celebrity, were often either overbearing or somewhat neglectful, though never maliciously, and reacted either way when usually he would have preferred the other option.
  • Johnny loves cult television and scifi/fantasy okay this isn’t a headcanon this is literally canon but listen it’s important to me that in this geek/jock ship, he is actually the geek. Peter’s just a jock who can do a lot of advanced math on the fly.
  • The thing about teen Spideytorch is……. they would be so obnoxious. The most obnoxious couple in the world. They’re just so disgustingly in love. So many people in their lives are just quietly waiting for them to break up so they never have to deal with them again. For sweet, sweet freedom. But no, alarmingly, through the years, if anything, their relationship grows stronger and closer. They get married at an alarming age like 22 and people think, this is it, here it goes. There’s going to be wedding drama and it’ll go up like a bonfire. But no. The day comes and it’s BEAUTIFUL. “What the fuck,” mouth several people in silent outrage, as Johnny attempts to mash cake in Peter’s face.
  • Who wants to hear the exact moment I think Johnny fell in love with Peter I have to look up the dates and do the math on this but I THINK it’s still technically teen Spideytorch. 

#CivilWarsintheKastle ♦ Day 3

the one that got away

There’s a dot of crimson on the curve of her forearm, leaving the echoes of a line behind where it trailed down from her palm. The gash wasn’t deep; Frank had stitched it up for her more carefully than he’s ever focused on any of his own. Bottom lip worried between her teeth, she’d said nothing about the ambush she’d just been through. The lives he’d just taken.

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trcelyne  asked:

I totally agree with your statement about TP!Link. But my question is: since Link and Ganondorf have beast forms, why has Zelda kept her human form while being in the Twilight? (Or maybe she has a beast form, but like you, I haven't played the game in a long while)

This is the post that brought about this ask

This is a very good question and one that has no canon answer, at least as far as I know. However, after thinking about it I was able to form one possibility within my mind. First of all, we have to keep in mind that Ganondorf having a beast form is nothing new, regardless of whether he’s in the Twilight or not. Ganon has been around since the very first loz game and he can symbolize pure power. What is new, is that Link has a beast form (or at least it was new back when TP first came out). Not counting the amiibo function of wolf Link joining you on your journey in BotW (which I’m going to mention again later), we have yet to see any type of beast form for Link return. However, even though he lacks a beast form in his own game, we see OoT!Link as the Hero’s Shade take on the shape of a golden wolf, and as I mentioned before he has nothing to do with the Twilight as far as we know.

As a result, this makes it a little difficult to understand exactly why Link got a beast form in the first place. However, (and bear in mind I’m definitely not the best person to ask when it comes to this, but here we go~), in Japanese mythology and whatnot, unlike a lot of western ones, I believe wolves are seen as being creatures worthy of worship since they were often depended on to protect crops from other wild animals. There were also charms and talismans with wolf symbols on them because it was believed to offer protection in various situations. Considering Zelda games are made in Japan, it’s not unlikely that they had thoughts like this in mind when deciding what to make Link transform into in the first place. This goes back to Wolf Link being an optional companion in BotW. He helps you hunt and fight, similar to the roles wolves had in Japanese mythology. Of course, there are many different views on wolves depending on the cultures you look at. For example, in many, wolves are often symbols for warriors and causing destruction. There’s also the whole “lone wolf” mindset and how the life of a hero can be very lonely. There’s a lot that can be possible, and as I said, I’m not an expert (or even an amateur) on it.

Anyway, because of this, it could be the goddesses wanted Link to take on a shape worthy of a hero. A shape seen as reliable and even ferocious when need be. A wolf. Of course, there are issues with this if we just look at the worshiping nature of it as most NPCs make it no secret they’re terrified of Link in his wolf form, but it could be argued that, like real life, regardless of mythology most people probably wouldn’t want a wolf in the wild coming anywhere near them. So, it could be possible ancient views of wolves in TP!Hyrule mirror those of real life. Or even that no one in Hyrule is used to seeing wolves as I’m pretty sure that guy who sells you lantern oil (not that anyone actually buys it) comments on wolves being rare in the area. Possibly a stretch, but I thought it was an interesting idea. Anyway, here’s a pic of something Midna will say if you talk to her at some point during the Dark Beast Ganon fight.

“Sacred” because he’s Link and obvious connection to the gods because he’s the chosen hero and all that good stuff, but also “sacred” being put next to “beast” is just kind of interesting to me because, again, of a lot of different mythology involving views on wolves (though I’m probably definitely reading too much into it XD Just thought I’d share this pic anyway though ^.^ since I took the time to take it >_>)

Also, there’s the whole Twilight Prophecy which, no doubt, has something to do with it. The problem is, that’s all we get out of that: is that it’s a prophecy. There’s nothing else about it as far as the Twilight is concerned (at least as far as I can remember).

Now for Zelda herself and the question you actually asked XD Why doesn’t she have any beast form in TP and doesn’t turn into a spirit? Well, let me start with the fact that in our first meeting with her she tells us, “without light, the people became as spirits” when explaining how the Twilight shifts the forms of most anyone and anything within it.

As we see later in our second meeting with her, she has the Triforce of Wisdom already. Not only considering the fact that Zelda is Hylia reincarnated over and over again, as we learn in SS, but we’ve also seen numerous times throughout the series how the powers Zelda tends to have as a result of the Triforce of Wisdom (or just the fact of being a goddess lol) are very light filled. So, it stands to reason that she still has “light” aka the Triforce of Wisdom/Hylia, thus having protection from being turned into a spirit. But, one could also argue that Link should receive similar protection from the Triforce of Courage, allowing him to remain in his human form. However, remember everything I said about the gods wanting to shape him into a form they see fit for such an adventure. Link’s the chosen hero and they make sure to tell you that quite often throughout the events of TP XD When it comes right down to it, I guess what I’m trying to say is: maybe the goddesses just saw no reason to give her an alternate form? But she and Link are both able to keep a physical form, whether beast or not, due to being chosen by the gods.

Sorry if I didn’t give a satisfactory answer, and there’s of course a chance that this is not the reason at all. But there is a chance that it could be ;D Anyway, if anyone else has any theories as to why Zelda doesn’t have any beast form like Link and Ganondorf in Twilight Princess, give it a shot ^-^

trans man hawke headcanons


(originally intended to be specific to my hawke but ur welcome to reblog & tag ur own hawke/add ur own headcanons the more the merrier)

  • bethany is the first person hawke tells, when it’s just the two of them, and she helps him cut his hair. it’s an utter disaster and when she sees, leandra immediately flies into action to save the terrible haircut while malcolm watches and laughs.
  • hawke waits a while to tell the rest of his family because he’s so nervous. he knows his parents love him but what if they only love him as a girl? bethany holds his hand under the table while he tells them, and hugs him right after. it’s still scary, but she helps.
  • malcolm understands at once, but leandra has never come across this before. it takes her a long time to stop ‘mourning her daughter’ and realise she is hurting her son.
  • when carver discovers he isn’t the only hawke son, he locks himself in his room. he emerges rather sheepishly several hours later and offers some of his clothes to hawke for him to try out.
  • he asks people to call him ‘hawke’ because he knows he wants to change his name before he knows what he wants to change it to. ‘hawke’ is an easy middle ground, and it sticks.
  • there’s a gaggle of kids who give hawke a hard time when he goes into town, laughing at his short hair and his boy’s clothes. hawke grits his teeth and ignores them, but he comes home crying more than once. carver disappears one day and returns with a split lip and a grin. the kids don’t bother hawke again.
  • malcolm stumbles over pronouns at first, and hawke is too nervous to correct him. but bethany is always there to step in and gently remind their father for him, and soon malcolm is always getting it right.
  • leandra doesn’t remember so well, and finally hawke ends up crying when she forgets and misgenders him yet again. malcolm finds his son out in the barn and sits with him, tells hawke how brave he is, how proud they are of him, how much they both love him. when they come back inside, leandra cries her way through an apology and promises to do better.
  • the family has to move once because a man deliberately misgenders hawke and bethany sets his trousers on fire. their parents are angry at her for putting herself in danger, but her brothers stand up for her. leandra can’t help thinking this is the closest she’s ever seen the siblings.
  • the first time hawke hears leandra refer to him as ‘my son’ to someone, he can’t stop smiling all day.
  • helping hawke choose a new name becomes something of a family ritual while preparing for dinner, batting names around the room. bethany picks names from romance novels, carver suggests the names of his heroes, and malcolm invents outrageously long and ridiculous names that invariably involve terrible puns.
  • leandra is upset at the thought of hawke changing his name - they named him after malcolm’s mother - but eventually even she joins in, drawing on family naming traditions in her suggestions.
  • sometimes hawke worries whether it was worth putting his family through all this trouble, changing his relationship with them for ever. but then bethany calls him her brother, or leandra calls him her son, or someone refers to ‘the hawke boys’, and it just feels so right and he feels warm inside, all over again.

anonymous asked:

don't read this if you haven't seen ep 8 yet. what are your thoughts on nick & june in the ep? i'm unsure. it's not as bad as it could've been, & i'm still convinced that there's more of nick's story to be revealed or that he'll develop in some way. i don't think offred and nick are over by any means. i understand nick's inner conflict entirely - does he risk himself & offred, or does he say fuck it because at least it gives them hope & something to live for? i really think he can't decide. +

+ however his lack of communication w/ offred and almost messing her about isn’t fair and i’m starting to get angry at him for it. she doesn’t deserve that treatment, and it sucks when it’s coming from the only positive thing in her life rn. he needs to get his shit together and make a decision or at least voice his thoughts to her so she can understand. i’d love to know your thoughts :)

alright. i literally just finished watching the episode (i kept pausing it far too many times because it was just so disturbing) and i still have to gather my thoughts about it but i’ll share what i have now

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anonymous asked:

Hey I just saw a post of yours talking about how you saw someone saying tench didn't have a crush on Eliza, and I haven't heard/seen anything about this and was wondering if you could tell me about tench's crush? I didn't know she had any other admirers besides Hamilton on Washington's staff :)

Tench met the Schuylers in August of 1775.  He wrote the following in his diary:

Tuesday 22d Aug

I found none at home but Miss Betsy Schuyler the Generals 2d daughter to whom I was introduced by Mr. Commissary Livingston who accompanied me.  I was prepossessed in favor of this young Lady the moment I saw her.  A Brunette with the most good natured lively dark eyes that I ever saw, which threw a beam of good temper and benevolence over her whole Countenance.  Mr. Livingston informed me that I was not mistaken in my Conjecture for that she was the finest tempered Girl in the World. 

Wednesday 23rd Aug

We had not the pleasure of viewing the beautiful Fall, to the best advantage, as the Water (from the lowness of the River for want of Rain) did not run over more than one half of the precipice of rock which I am informed is 74 feet in Height, the river there is about 400 yards wide we with much difficulty descended the Hills almost perpendicular to the foot of the Falls.  My foot once slipped and Miss Lynch who I was supporting and myself had like to have taken a short turn to the bottom.  I fancy Miss Schuyler had been used to ramble over and climb grounds of this sort for she disdained all assistance and made herself merry at the distress of the other Ladies.

Friday August 26

When business was over, I was admitted to the Onondago tribe in presence of the Six Nations, and received by them as an adopted son.  They told me that in order to settle myself among them they must choose me a wife, and promised she should be one of the handsomest they could find.  I accepted the proposal with thanks.  Miss Lynch and Miss Betsy Schuyler have promised to stand bridesmaids—I expected when I came to Albany to have soon been heartily tired of it, and so I should, but for the arrival of the Carolina Ladies and the coming of Genl. Schuyler’s family to town.  WE now form a very agreeable society.  I don’t know a great pleasure than for Acquaintances to meet in a strange place

Saturday August 27

As these sports were in a field near Genl’s House we drank Coffee and spent the evening there not in the formal but in the agreeable accidental manner.  There is something in the behavior of the Genl. His lady & daughters that makes you acquainted with them instantly.  I feel myself as easy and free from restraint at his seat as I am at Cliffdon, where I am always at a second home.

Sunday 28th Augt.

By an express just arrived from Ticonderoga I find that I shall be robbed of a very agreeable part of my Albany acquaintance, as the Genl is obliged to set off immediately for Ticonderoga and his Lady and Family for Saratoga.  I will wait on them in the morning and bid them adieu.

Monday 29th Augt

Went out to breakfast with the Genl and to take my leave of him and the Ladies.  I found the girls up and ready for their march breakfast was on the Table and down I sat among them like an old Acquaintace, tho’ this is only the seventh day since my introduction.  It would be seven years before I could be as intimate with half the world.  But there is so much frankness & freeness in this Family that a man must be dead to every freeling of Familiarity who is not familiarized the first hour of his being among them.

Friday 1st September

Who should bless my eye sight this evening but good natured agreeable Betsy Schuyler just returned from Saratoga.  I declare I was as glad to see her as if she had been ever so old an Acquaintance, I had the farther pleasure too of being introduced to Miss Ransolaer who is a Relation and with whom she lodges.  Miss Ransolaer is pretty, quite young and fond of joked about her humble servants.  As I had made myself master of a good deal of her private history.  I could touch upon such matters as I knew would be agreeable to her.  I lamented that my short stay in Albany would so soon deprive me of so agreeable an Acquaintance and a deal more of such common place stuff.  This was mere Compliment to her, but I told Miss Schuyler so with truth; for in Truth I am under infinite obligations to the kindness of her and her family.

The editor of the diary also said this in a footnote:

Miss Schuyler to whom reference is made was the daughter of Gen. Philip Schuyler, and subsequently the wife of Gen. Alexander Hamilton, characters whom all the world knows.  The commissioners were handsomely entertained at her father’s house, while she seems to have interested herself to make the time of the secretary, whose years more nearly approached her own, pass pleasantly, which otherwise would have hung heavily on his hands while waiting the slow deliberations of the Indian council.  Of this lady, who enjoyed in after years a brilliant social career, and late in life a nation’s veneration, he speaks in his journal in such glowing terms that there is reason to suspect that a more tender sentiment than mere admiration was the origin of such ardor of praise.

andrewonders  asked:

could you please rec some drarry fics? whatever ones you liked that come to mind :) i haven't read drarry in years



Okay so here’s some stuff (this is the “super recommended for everyone” list):

  • Beneath Boundless Skies - probs one of my absolutely fav fanfictions ever and, sad as it is, the sole cause of my life dream to live in australia for a bit. (It’s been 2 years. Life dream as persistent as ever. It’s a disaster.) Also contains the funniest line in a fanfiction I’ve ever read (Jon looked across the fire at Malfoy. “Seriously, Hannah, that’s the whitest whitefella I’ve ever seen,” he said, voice carrying.) but idk that’s probably my weird sense of humor. A really fun, but at times sad, fic. Fic summary: drarry + 8th year in australia. You can’t say no to that.
  • Said and Unsaid (or, The Value of Knowing When to Stop Talking) - from what I remember, this was just a really quality fic. I do remember that I read it all in one go, so it must have been good. Like the above - 8th year. Fic summary: (if I remember correctly) Draco decides to be sensible and keep his mouth shut for once. This greatly bothers Harry.
  • Amelioration - I know it’s April but there’s never a bad time for a drarry christmas fic. Really, there just isn’t. Fic summary: a christmas decoration contest. Between the houses. The ensuing chaos. Short, but really funny and witty.
  • Secrets - Long. Like 400k long. But so worth it. Fic summary: imagine the deathly hallows with drarry. With cute little drarry!family and everything. Such feels. I don’t even know how to sum it any other way because it’s so long and detailed. But comes really, really highly recommended.
  • Zero to Hero - yes, just yes. Fic summary: everyone is forced into a muggle play for muggle studies. I cannot tell you enough how funny this fic is. Blaise is priceless. Brilliant for any day when you want to regain faith in life.
  • Lonely Moon - EVERYONE EVER SHOULD READ THIS FIC. Fic summary: Harry comes back to Hogwarts to teach. Scorpius is a brilliant, lovable, dreamingly well-written little shit. His father is equally surprising. Teddy is also a little shit. Kid fic done well. Expect family feels. Just a really adorable fic with brilliant characterisations. Read this fic. You will not regret it. I promise.
  • Transfigurations - a very old fic, one of the first ones I ever read, and it was so good that it stuck out in my memory. What you’d call a ‘classic’, in my humble opinion. Fic summary: Harry comes to help re-open Hogwarts, which Voldemort has left a bunch of nasty presents in. Guess who’s also back. (*Eminem’s Without Me playing in the background.*)

Personals (appeal to me but may not be for everybody):

  • The Silent Auror - my favourite fanfiction ever. Fic summary: Harry is blind. But that’s okay. This fic was inspired by what happens to be one of my favourite fanarts also:

    It’s a very short fic, but I have been quite inexplicably in love with it for a few years now. Please take a moment to read it.

  • Let me have you and I’ll let you save me - second favourite fic. Six thousand words of richly detailed, poetic drarry character study. Simply fantastic. Fic summary: (using the author’s summary) Draco keeps coming back, and Harry keeps letting him. Draco can’t stay away, and Harry can’t live without him. Frayach is a vastly talented writer. However, her work tends to be quite dark and mature. Not mature in a sexual nature (although that too), but rather that which is uncomfortably real, honest and thought provoking. Some of Frayach’s fics stayed on my mind for months. This is a really great fic. If nothing else on this list, read this. Be warned of some of her other fics though - she doesn’t fuck around with her warnings; they can be darker/more sexually graphic than many people would go for. If you like to be depressed though, read The March Potion.
  • On Gryffindor’s sword - Fic summary: crack!smut. I can’t not rec a fic that has a dinosaur in it.
  • The Waters of March - I can’t have a list without this fic on it, just because it was one of my first favourites. It just feels wrong, like forgetting one of your children at the supermarket, yanno? Fic summary: Draco now lives on the spell-damaged ward of St. Mungo’s. Harry can’t help visiting. Also, cream knee-high leather boots are a thing.

And if all that fails, or if you just want more, there’s always the classics and BNFs

  • I read Drop Dead Gorgeous by Maya (same one who penned Underwater Light - link is to a pdf of her complete works; she took all her stuff off the internet after she went pro) the other day and I forgot how technically proficient she was. Her plots are actually exciting, funny and not-predictable. Perfect if you like fanon/leatherpants!Draco, which sadly, is not to my taste (I’m that kind of sick person who, most of the time, likes their Draco Malfoy to be unpleasant and at least a tad cynical and sarcastic, on his high horse - you get the idea), but even so I really enjoyed reading this, which is saying something.
  • This list has already featured three works by Cheryl Dyson, but given that she’s penned 119 other works with a total of nearly 2 million words (like twice the Harry Potter series), it’s sort of excusable to rec her some more
  • Sara Holmes (author of State of Mind, Mental, Get Some)
  • Sara’s Girl (author of Turn (you know, the AU epic, the fic that people loved so much they got tattoos of it, that thing - nothing special, obviously…), Reparations/Foundations, Salt on the western wind) - also, is the key to success in this fandom to have ‘Sara’ in your writer’s name?
  • Friend like me by LadyVader, because everyone loves/cries over it. For good reason.

I feel like I better stop this list here before it gets truly out of control. I hope you enjoy reading some of these fics. If your heart still yearns for more, I have more and I will rec you more. I got fic flowing out of my ears. As ever, the drarry library is your best friend. Though they are inactive now, their archives are extensive.

Enjoy, my lovely!!!!!!!!

anonymous asked:

The time when Lena made Kara eat kale.

Here it is! This was actually a lot of fun to write, but, unfortunately, I had to write the second half of it on my phone, and that’s where I’m posting it from, so it won’t be up on AO3 until tomorrow, and it might not be properly formatted, although I tried my best. Anyway, here it is, and I really hope you guys like it!

You can read it on AO3 here:

“Ma’ams?” The waiter at National City’s hottest new health craze restaurant asked, “Are you ready to order?”

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Based on dialogue prompt: “All that bravado, all those witty comebacks… Just to hide how terrified you really are.”

In a flurry of blood and black eyes, your world had turned upside down. Finals week of medical school was a celebratory thing, which was how you had let yourself get dragged into a party. The entire thing had been your roommate’s idea. Your last finals had been the day prior and she assured you that it was time to sit back and relax. So instead of sitting in your bedroom, binging Netflix, you dressed yourself in a little black dress and heels and took shots.

Everything was going great, you didn’t have a care in the world. Then the screams started. At first it sounded like part of the party scene, everyone else sent up a cheer in response. But when that died down, the original scream was left and it broke off into a sob before the entire room went silent. Everyone froze. Then, all at once, everyone started running.

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hs-killjam  asked:

companions thinking sole is super high from chems but it turns out they haven't slept in over 20 hours and they just act super weird when tired

Ada – She was no stranger to the use of chems in her human companions so she wouldn’t be either pleased or disappointed in Sole when she assumed they were under the influence due to their strange behaviour. Although she would think it strange that her other friends displayed different symptoms to Sole who appeared as though they would drop at any minute compared to hypervigilant anger.
Cait – Depending upon whether she had detoxed or not, Cait would either be proud of having someone just as fucked up as she was or she would be pissed that they’d shoot up when they knew she was trying to stay clean. If it was the former, she’d say something along the lines of Sole not sharing the good stuff with her, but if it was the latter Cait would throttle them.
“I’m not high Cait, I haven’t been able to sleep for three days.” Cait wouldn’t believe Sole, after all she’s been there in that very spot – denial, excuses and wallowing in the pit of withdrawal. That was the type of rigmarole she was very familiar with so she’d probably only believe them after they wake up from a day long nap not going through the state of withdrawal.
Curie – “Oh no monsieur/madam, have I taught you nothing? Your body should not be subjected to such harsh chemicals, it can do irreparable damage!” She would be disappointed in them and would attempt to inject them with some addictol despite their claims that they were just tired. After that, like a mother hen, Curie would make them lie down to sleep off the effects of the addictol and would not accept that they were ‘just tired’ despite their very obvious lack of withdrawals. She would however notice that when they were tired, they displayed similar symptoms as a junkie on chems – poor mood, inability to calculate even the most simplest of equations and quick to anger.
Codsworth – “Sir/mum, I don’t wish to impose here but I feel as though it is my duty to warn you of the numerous health risks associated with these chems.” He’d say the word like it was forbidden and in such a way that Sole would know he did not approve.
“Why would you say that? I don’t take chems, Codsworth. I’m just deadbeat tired.” Sole said and then yawned. Codsworth would pause for a moment, then deciding to give them the benefit of the doubt and not pressing the matter further. If he caught them out on a lie however, the Mr Handy would not be happy. His master/mistress was too important to him for them to end up killing themselves.
Danse – “Soldier! Come here immediately.” Danse would demand answers for their odd behaviour, already assuming that they were insubordinately taking chems behind his back. He would not stand for this, especially if he and the Brotherhood and countless settlers were relying on Sole staying sharp. “Is there anything you wish to tell me?” He would bark when they got near.
“Uhh…no?” Sole’s answer would make him mad. Real mad. He wanted them to outright tell him but it looked as though that wasn’t happening. “Aside from the fact that I haven’t slept in three days, nothing’s new, Paladin.”
Danse would study them close, his eyes narrow with a slight scowl on his face. “You’re not on chems?”
At Sole’s shake of their head, Danse would force them to go get some rest, deciding that when they woke up would be the best time to decide if they were telling the truth or not.
Deacon – “Hey boss, you’re lookin’ pretty blue.” He grins at his own pun and would steady Sole by grasping their shoulder. “I never knew you’d be one for taking chems, Sole.”
“I don’t, I just need a bed.”
“Whoa slow down there, I need at least three dates first before I go climbing into bed with someone.” Sole just rolls their eyes and lets a somewhat relieved Deacon lead them to a spare mattress. He wouldn’t have thought less of Sole for taking chems, God knew that with the kind of stuff they had to deal with Sole could be forgiven, but he knew what kind of damage it could do to someone’s system and he definitely did not want that for them. Especially not when the Railroad was relying on them.
Hancock – “Whoa there Sole, I think you’ve been hitting the chems a bit too hard.” He’d be concerned at first that he was being a bad influence for Sole, after all he was where they were getting their chems from in the first place.
“I’m not high Hancock, just tired.” The Mayor wouldn’t have minded much either way, but he was however concerned that they might be developing some kind of lethal addiction and that it was his fault. He’d decide to keep a close eye on them, just in case.
MacCready – “Did you seriously take those shi- argh, crappy chems, Sole?” He’d be more than a little disappointed when he sees them barely able to stand on their own two feet. Since his time in the Third Rail, his tolerance for people consuming chems had fallen to an all-time low and seeing Sole become one of them did not sit right with him at all. This was the person that he wanted to introduce to Duncan one day and how could he do that if they were a junkie?
“No MacCready, I’ve been on my feet for three days straight.” Sole’s drawl was barely perceptible but the mercenary heard it clear as day. Breathing a sigh of frustrated relief, MacCready would scrub his hand across his face before regarding them contemplatively.
“Get into bed before I make you. That’s an order, Sole. Don’t fight me on this.”
Nick Valentine – From his life of crime fighting, Nick Valentine would be very upset at Sole if they were taking chems. After all, he’d seen and had memories on the kind of stuff things like chems could do to someone’s system and also the kinds of things someone could do to someone else. However, because of his past experience Nick also knew the warning signs of a person under the influence or suffering withdrawal and Sole did not seem to be in either categories despite their rather odd behaviour. Sleep deprivation was the next logical possibility and being the gentlemen that he was, Nick practically forced them into bed for a good night’s rest.
Old Longfellow – He thought Sole was acting weird because the Fog was finally getting to them, but he realised that perhaps it wasn’t that, but instead the other silent killer called chems. He didn’t give a rat’s ass whether it was chems or not, but he knew when it was dangerous to ignore someone who was behaving in the manner Sole was. They were irritable, careless and pretty reckless which was the deadly trio when it came to surviving out on the Island, so he knew it was just a matter of time before they got themselves killed. “Hey Captain, there’s a shack over there. Let’s lay low for a while, I got a good stash of whiskey to keep us entertained.” Once inside, Sole had immediately fallen asleep on a decrepit old lounge, the sight of such discomfort making the old man laugh quietly to himself. Though he wouldn’t admit he was relieved that it wasn’t the Fog that had its claws in Sole.
Piper – “Blue! I thought you were smarter than this!” Piper yells, disappointment laced heavily in her tone as she sees Sole stumbling through the door and barely able to stand on their own. She rushes over to keep them upright, while also giving them a light chastisement. “Chems are never the answer, Blue. You should have come to me if you needed help. Now look at you, you look like shit.” She hears a little giggle from Nat who was drawing in her room as Piper guides Sole to her couch.
“I didn’t take chems, Piper.” They say slowly, their words slurring together. “I didn’t sleep for almost three days straight.” The reporter ignores their explanation as she watches them lay down. Then she retrieves a bucket and turns back around, stopping in her tracks when she sees Sole sound asleep and snoring lightly.
Hmm, maybe they were tired after all. She then puts the bucket down next to them anyway before finding a blanket to lay over them before ducking out to buy some addictol just in case.
Preston – Preston despised the use of chems and when he saw Sole acting strangely aggressive and short tempered, he was very disappointed in them. He couldn’t see the need for them, of all people in the Commonwealth, to feel as though they have to take chemical enhancements to perform better. Especially considering the fact that it appeared to have the opposite effect. “General, may I have a word?” He’d ask, his tone taking on that of which they couldn’t say no to. Settlers were relying on Sole to keep them safe and Preston would not just stand idly by as Sole created more of a liability to them than the raiders and creatures they were trying to fight against.
“Can it wait Preston? I haven’t slept in three days.” Upon hearing that, relief would wash over him and would leave him smiling as he regarded Sole.
“Of course, General. Go get some rest.” Afterwards, he’d feel guilty for assuming the worst but didn’t regret the fact that he would have taken action for the settlers’ sake.
Strong – He didn’t see the need in chems if it made Sole as docile as that of which he was witnessing. It never occurred to him that perhaps they were tired instead, so the pair would travel until Sole collapsed and Strong would be forced to carry them to the nearest settlement. All the while wondering to himself why a human would want to take chems that made them weaker rather than stronger. He would demand answers from them when they finally wake up.
X6-88 – “Sir/ma’am, the Institute is working on physiological enhancements that do not have the side effects of the Commonwealth’s chems. I strongly suggest you cease this habit and return to the Institute for detoxification.” X6 wouldn’t be pleased or disappointed however he would be concerned with the future of the Director considering their health is a central prognostication of the Institute’s immediate future.
“I’m not high X6, just so goddamn tired.” Sole would murmur and X6 would turn to them for evaluation. Poor stance, pale skin, bloodshot eyes and dark smudges under said eyes would tell X6 that perhaps there was some truth to their words.
“Hold still and I will relay us back to the Institute, sir/ma’am.”

tinseltomlinzou  asked:

Why does everybody ship Erron Black and Kung Jin? I haven't finished the game and I know Kung Jin is gay, but why??? It's still cute as fuck though.

I can’t really speak for everyone who ships these two; it’s more or less my general opinion here, and how I myself view the pairing.

But first, some quick background:

This is Kung Jin, my silver-tongued, streetwise and snarky child with absolute zero-chill whatsoever. He used to be a thief before Raiden convinced him to drop that gig and become a Shaolin monk. A skilled archer, he is also the first confirmed gay kombatant in Mortal Kombat, which many people like me applaud.

This is Erron Black, all bandit and gun barrels and baritone and black-eye-makeup enthusiast. A snarker in his own right who’s deadly with his words as well as his weapons, he was formerly an Earthrealmer of the Old West before - fast-forward to present times - entering the employ of Kotal Kahn. Not much of his back-story is given, so the combination of his appearance and his mysteriousness (and his skills and snark) makes him alluring to many fans. (His alt. skin is a leading factor, too, but we’ll get to that just now.)

Jin and Erron interact/fight at least three times in the story mode, such as here …

Here …

… and here.

To kind of get some of the reasons why people like this pairing, I suppose the common reason is because of the factors brought up earlier:

1) Jin is gay
2) Erron is … pretty easy on the eyes (*cough* alternate skin *cough*)

Because of Jin’s orientation and Erron being the aesthetically “hot cowboy ninja”, and because they don’t have any apparent love interests, people will tend to see the above scenes like so:

In other words, “they’re available, let’s ship it!”

Other people would say that, because of their snarky personalities, they are - for the lack of a better phrase - two of the biggest tits on the good Lord’s earth who deserve nobody but each other. I mean, have you seen the stuff they spout in their intros?

Erron Black: Ready to eat lead?
Kung Jin: Trying to cut down.
Erron Black: Well, here comes a double helping.

Sweet burn, kids.

On that note, a contributing factor to Erronjin is the banter that goes on between ‘em in these intros and even in story mode. The above intro, and the “Maybe you’ll get a bonus” line in the story mode is a little … spicy.

People have taken such banter to heart and conclude that, with their being sarcastic donkeys, this pairing is the real deal.

In other words, Kung Jin/Erron Black is a recipe for a hot plate of cheeky Nandos.

Those are just some of the reasons for why people ship Erron and Jin. Maybe there is more, but if you ask me personally … yes, I do take these reasons into account, ‘cause I love this pairing with all my heart I would adopt them, but I just like the fact that they’re … kind of the opposite, but so similar in many different ways.

As a long time slash fanfic writer, I’m almost always equipped with slash goggles; Mortal Kombat X is no different. I probably would have shipped Jin and Erron regardless of Jin’s orientation, simply because I was attracted to their stories, personalities and similarities.

I love how Jin went from his life as a thief to a warrior, and I loved this aspect of mysterious Mr Black’s past and how he went from being an Earthrealm assassin-for-hire to being an enforcer of Outworld’s emperor. There’s just a certain “bad boy”-ness about them, as well as an “I’m an outsider in my own group” feeling when I see them, ie. Jin being an angst-ridden snarker who pretty much gets on his team’s nerves, and Erron’s “I work alone/a stranger in my old home-world/cross me and I’ll shoot you” shtick (I’m especially fascinated with those tally-marks - so much potential for past!Erron goodness there). A battle of wits and cool fighting styles are other appealing things, too.

I love digging deep into their characters and life-stories in order to make this pairing work, and no doubt there are others who feel the same. You can pretty much take any reason highlighted above or even my word for it, but ja, they are pretty cute, and I love them.

In other words, I’m Erronjin trash and I’m proud of it.

  • *ISTP and INFJ are at lunch, talking about their plans for the future*
  • INFJ: I can't decide if I want to be a writer or a librarian! Maybe I can be a writer and work as a librarian part-time or something?
  • ISTP: That sounds cool.
  • INFJ: Are you even listening?
  • ISTP: Tbh yes, but I'm trying to do my homework at the same time so it's really a semi no.
  • INFJ: Why didn't you do it last night? Or before that? It's literally been assigned for a month.
  • ISTP: I forgot.
  • ISTP: And then I was busy doing stuff like INTJ.
  • ISTP: And sleeping.
  • ISTP: Yesterday I got home and I was like, 'Maybe today will be the day that I will be productive.'
  • INFJ: I'm guessing that didn't work out?
  • ISTP: Of course not, I passed out like two minutes later.
  • ISTP: I slept from 3pm to 6am. I think that's a new record for me.
  • INFJ: Omg.
  • ISTP: I think it's fate because my jersey number for soccer is 17.
  • ISTP: And I slept for 17 hours, that's gotta be connected in some strange way.
  • INFJ: Definitely.
  • ISTP: *closes their textbook*
  • ISTP: I finished.
  • ISTP: Jesus Christ, I can't say that I do that too often.
  • ISTP: Semi shoutout right there to my homegirl INTJ. Although it's not an exactly positive one, but eh, she'll have to take it.
  • ISTP: Wish she was here.
  • ISTP: I haven't seen her in forever.
  • INFJ: ...
  • INFJ: You literally saw her this morning.
  • ISTP: I did?!
  • ISTP: W-why didn't you alert me!
  • INFJ: You were listening to music with your headphones, and you were semi-unconscious. Your head was against the table and she tried to say hi to you, but you were like dead to the world, so she just said something sarcastic and left.
  • ISTP: Fuck my life.
  • INFJ: I guess you could never be a security guard. You would probably fall asleep on the job.
  • ISTP: True.
  • ISTP: So, uh, what do you see me being as then? Considering the fact that I'm not really good at anything, any suggestions would be heavily appreciated...
  • INFJ: Uh...
  • INFJ: To be honest, I could see you as a-
  • ISTP: If you say porn star I will slap you, because INTJ already said that to me and-
  • INFJ: I was just going to say I could see you being a very sarcastic comedian in your future.
  • ISTP: ...
  • ISTP: Y-you think I'm funny?
  • INFJ: Yes.
  • ISTP: Even my memes?
  • INFJ: Especially yes.
  • ISTP: I'm- I'm touched. *dramatically clutches their hand to their chest*
  • INFJ: Haha, you look like you're having a heart attack, but if you say so.
  • ISTP: I'm having a heart attack because I'm not used to having so much love and joy fill my shriveled heart all at once.
  • ISTP: Actually, I'm probably having a heart attack because I'm literally dying to get out of school.

bluespacequeen  asked:

Hey! I know we haven't talked in a while, but I'm really interested in your fan pearls. Where should I start and what should I know? :)

Oh man, thank you for being interested! That is…incredibly exciting to me :DDD

There’s a fanpearl masterpost here that links to all of their tags, and you can also go through my the pearletariat tag for all of my pearl gem caste stuff, but I know that’s really disorganized and time consuming…would a brief rundown/history of the Pearl Uprising as I envision it help things?

Basically. After the rebellion (by which I mean Rose and the CGs’ rebellion) our Pearl became a legend back on homeworld, passed around by pearls who’d made it back from earth and spread out from there. The rumors were scattered and sometimes disbelieved, but they began to gain more and more traction, and the notion that a pearl could even survive full-scale combat encouraged pockets of already-brewing radical sentiment.

In that interceding five thousand years, there were four specific events/organizations that later came together to become Bell Town and the uprising:

The Belltower Project: in my envisioning/AU/whatever you want to call it, Homeworld’s ancient capital city of Petra Basileia is dotted with a network of belltowers, now obsolete but kept up as a matter of tradition, each with a small staff of custodian pearls that nobody really cares about. They’re some of the least-supervised pearls anywhere in the empire–it’s just assumed that their natural obedience and devotion to their duties keeps them in line, and for the most part, they are devoted, but they’ve also been left mostly to their own devices for the better part of twenty thousand years. In the years following the war, as homeworld on the whole modernized, self-educated pearls from the ranks of the bell-ringers began to successfully automate their own jobs with simple mechanical rigs built from long-hoarded materials. The innovation spread, and pretty soon, unbeknownst to any gems in authority, the capital had a small but significant population of unattended pearls with tons of time on their hands. These, effectively freed of their sole duty in life, instead devoted themselves to thought, tinkering, and communication with each other–and, eventually, to the welfare of other pearls. The rest of that is more or less history…it’s from them that Bell Town gets its name.

Dialtone’s origin story: Yes, she is her own segment of uprising history because it literally wouldn’t have happened without her, whether anyone likes that fact or not. After serving in relative security at an office of White Diamond’s court for a fairly lengthy span of time, she overheard rumors of a change in the fashion and decided to cut her losses. When she ran away she was harbored by the Belltower pearls, who were by that time plotting escapes and small rebellions all over the city. She settled in with them and came to the realization that a) because she’d been a receptionist for an important financial (i.e. trade in resources) center in the largest segment of the Empire, she had unique knowledge of who was moving what amongst its planets, and because she’d paid a lot more attention than anyone gave her credit for, how they were moving it; and b) this strategy and sabotage stuff? She’s really good at it. And her ambition knows no bounds. When the belltower pearls sighed over their maps and wished desperately for someplace for escaped pearls to go, a haven, a secret central base for their scattered acts of revolt–DT cracked her knuckles (not really, that’s far too indelicate) and planned them one. And then she contacted the gems she had to and got the information she needed to make it a reality.

The creation of the first organized rebel pearl militia: On a planet near the edge of the gempire’s home system, about two thousand years after the war, a still-young but long-mistreated pearl embarked on a solitary quest, fueled by righteous indignation and inspired by overheard tales of a renegade pearl who cut down jaspers with a single blow during a war on the faraway colony of Earth. She was searching in secret for a few scattered, elusive gems: anyone who had witnessed the Renegade in action, and would be sympathetic and able to share what they had seen in hologram form. Over three millennia she collected every tiny thread of information she could glean from her often deeply hidden sources and slowly built them into a training regimin, a fighting style, a martial art, really, specifically designed for pearls; copied, to the extent it could be, from this one legendary foremother of pearl combat. As the pearl’s obsessive quest went on she, too, through no intention of her own, began to also be whispered about. There was only one Renegade, of course, so her lone long-distance student needed a title of her own. The one-day-rebel pearls, going by other rumors about how that student had escaped, nicknamed her the Rugsnatcher. As her secret reputation spread, she started to meet others who wanted to learn to fight, and drawing on the knowledge she was gathering, she did her best to teach them, learning by trial and error herself along the way. Eventually, they had the beginning of a squadron and a solid base of experience training warriors. The armed rescue force which would eventually become the roots of the Bell Town rebel army was born.

The formation of Team Spear It: This is what lit the fuse sort of–a group of pearls who had been abandoned in earth’s orbit at the start of the war were knocked off course and crashed to the planet’s surface, where they met the current Crystal Gems. After some rough patches and false starts, CG Pearl took them under her wing and Trained Them In The Art Of The Sword as well as helping them repair their ship so that they could go home. Once they did go home, they were able to pass the news to other pearls that the Renegade was still alive, and that they carried lessons and instructions directly from her. This link with a leader, however distant, helped embolden a movement of beings used to following someone–although total independence was their goal, it gave them a place to start. The Team traveled homeworld’s galaxy, meeting with any group of pearls they safely could and often ferrying runaways from remote locations to places where their sisters could protect them. Their efforts helped unify the scattered rebels into a single centralized movement with a core strategy. At the time most of my pearl uprising fic takes place, Shade, Bolt, Deadeye and the Team are considered the strategic masterminds of the uprising, with Rugsnatcher and Dialtone a tandem leadership for Bell Town specifically (DT handles logistics and resources, Rugsy handles recruitment, training and defense). In a lot of ways Crystal Gem Pearl remains the symbolic leader of the uprising, and when they make their turning-point stand (attacking the factory where they were all made) they fairly urge her to come help out (which she does), but it’s mostly younger pearls on homeworld inspired by her story that set things up there. Makes for interesting conditions for her to come “home” to to say the least :D

I hope that that…is more or less what you were looking for, in any event I had a fun time infodumping it, haha!

stonyfics  asked:

how about a 'getting married' prompt for tony/steve thing((: haven't seen much of those in this fandom

Note: I decided to cherry pick things from the comics, such as Extremis’s side effect of immortality and the Bleeding Edge armor, and merge them into something that suited the story. Sorry for any confusion. Also sorry this took so long.


When Tony was eight years old, he learned two things.

The first was that President Ford was “pond scum,” even though Mr. Ford had been over for dinner a bunch of times and always gave Tony chocolate all the way from the White House and had special buttons that said WIN on them, which Tony thought were really cool. He thought his mom liked Mr. Ford—she said once that it was the mark of a good man who saw boys and girls as equals. Maybe Mr. Ford changed his mind and put it in the newspaper for his mother to see.

(Years later, he met Mr. Ford again at a state dinner and told him exactly what Maria Stark thought of him for the Nixon pardon. Mr. Ford sighed, buttered his second roll, and said, “Can’t say I disagree with her.”)

The second was that the best way to live life was with a predictalist.

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