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you all need to think about how you interact with trans men online, like really think

recently one of my posts about being a trans man and casually interacting with another trans man got about 90,000 notes and the tags and comments are full of ‘too pure for this earth’, ‘i’m a dirty sinner i don’t deserve to read this post’, ‘adorable cute sweet precious boys’ despite the fact that it’s mentioned that i am in college and not a child in the post and you all need to think about how some trans men do not want to be referred to that way and being okay with being referred to that way is pretty much exclusively a young teenager tumblr thing that makes a lot of guys uncomfortable. i’m just a man. none of this is necessary and it’s very performative, but…

along with this infantilizing, with this obsession with the proposed purity of another man and myself just for existing, there’s also dehumanization that comes with it, for example:

somewhere along the post, someone decided it would be a good idea to add, ‘all i can imagine is two eldritch horrors trying to get their voices as horrifying and fucked up as possible’ (not exact quote but that’s the gist of it)…

and someone decided that it would be a good idea to take my experience, wildly change the context and make a FANFIC, on MY OWN POST, of two eldritch MONSTERS upset because their voices didn’t sound ‘as horrific’ as the ‘monsters’ around them, and bonding over it together. nowhere in this fanfiction was being trans mentioned.

this is, quite possibly, the most horrifying thing someone has added to one of my posts and going beyond dehumanizing my experiences as a trans man enjoying my voice getting deeper, but also writing a fanfiction onto the post that changed the context of ‘two trans men finding validation between one another and our voices’ into ‘two monsters are sad they’re not scary enough and bond over trying to be scary together’. i shouldn’t have to explain how horrible that is for me to read, and how horrible it is to see that added on my own post & circulated through hundreds with no criticism.

quite frankly, it’s devastating to see how people talk about and interact with trans men. we are either children who must be protected and are weak and vulnerable and ‘too pure’, or we are fuel for your fanfics that completely strip us of our humanity. i consent to neither and if you think that any of these things are okay to do to a complete stranger, all you’re doing is patting yourself on the back for your performative ally points while making trans men uncomfortable with sharing their experiences and talking about their lives and trying to be happy with themselves. stop it. 

Been getting back into @therealjacksepticeye (I didn’t watch any of his videos for months and idk why, they’re great) and loving the fractured but whole play through. So, I drew him and his lil avatar guy :3 I can’t draw fluffy hair very well and it’s hard to make someone look like a kid when they have a beard but hey an attempt was made

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Incorrect Black Sails Quotes

J.D.: Have you guys been fake laughing at my jokes? Be honest. I promise, absolutely no ramifications.

(Awkward silence)

Keith: Well, we’ve been kind of fake laughing.

J.D.: Keith, I hope you die a violent death and bugs eat your corpse.

- Scrubs

Keith’s Time Line Makes NO GODDAMN SENSE!

So, recently, my post about Steven Yeun blew up and with that, the added fact that much more info about season 4 has come out, and something that has been on my mind for the past week is that Keith’s timeline makes NO. GODDAMN. SENSE.

Alright, so hear me out and correct me if i’m wrong (plz i’m ocd and i have been lying awake trying to come up with the proper timeline and it would help) but I’ve been trying to scale everything, from Lotor’s birth and Haggar and Zarkon, all the way to how Sven came to be and why that happened in canon (like really?  so much had changed that Shiro is no longer Asian, but Swedish?)  ANyways, im getting off track.

So, we are first introduced to Lance, Pidge, and Hunk in the first episode, where the team had failed the simulation.  But what really starts this timeline is when the  head dude tells lance that he is only there bc the best man in his class had dropped out

Now this is the exact quote and im gonna get you to hold to this as we go along here.  The keyword here is CLASS

Now, the next bit that i pull from is when we see later in this episode where Lance says he recognizes Keith from his mullet.  Now, this is purely from my point of view, but this seems like  something one would have to know by staring and/or watching extremely closely, something i think yall know you don’t tend to do when someone is not in ur class.

After this we skim over the fact that 1) yes there r a lot of theories about Keith and Pidge knowing one another before she is “Pidge” but still Katie.  Now I was a firm believer on this 

“Yes, Shiro and Keith r (basically) brothers and Katie mus have been there on the launch!  And that would make sense as They would be connected by the common of shiro and matt!” 

and while i was so in my own head about this theory, i let the one thing - THE ONE THING that would confirm this to be the downfall of Keith’s Timeline.

THIS SINGLE FRAME CONFIRMED SO MANY THEORIES, BUT WE AIN’T TALKING ABOUT A THEORY, THIS IS A TIME LINE.  and while this would have been perfect, the one thing that stops me dead in my tracks is this.

THIS

Do you see it?  Yes, its Shrio and Keith, two brothers, but look again and tell me what u see

That’s right bitches!  The one image that keeps me awake at night!  Keith is not wearing his normal clothes, but the garrison uniform!

And that small detail, those few extra pixels that are not normal from what we usually see him in are what makes NO GODDAMN SENSE!

If he was in normal clothes, this would work almost 100% but this small detail is one i’m hoping we find out later in the series.

AND HERE’S WHY

Remember when I told u to keep the word “class” in mind?

Well, I don’t know about you, but when I hear “Class” I think “The same year.”  And especially with such a program, i don’t think they would be combining classes like u do in high school french class when you don’t have enough people.  They would of had to of been within the SAME year! 

We know that Pidge has been searching for answers for months after her Matt, her father, and Shiro’s “Death”, and again, knowing how long it would take to get from Earth to Kerberos, i don’t think this would be “First day of class” Keith.  No, this photo shows a boy that has been enrolled in this school, while we clearly are shown (and known) that Katie/Pidge does not enroll until at LEAST the next school year.

And in the flash back episode where Lance and Hunk first meet Pidge when she is assigned as their team, this is clearly hinted at them being a team.  Also, Lance and Hunk CLEARLY don’t know who “Pidge” is when they get her as a team mate, something that i think everyone would have been able to come to the conclusion that she DID NOT come in with them. Even when i was the new person in a school of almost 1k, a great deal of people new I was the new kid.  ANd if this boy had randomly shown up, one person must of noticed.  It almost certainly wouldn’t have been ignored, especially if they had come from some pre schooling

 Of course Pidge is a great hacker and could make it seem like she has been in this school before, but from the small details, I don’t think this might be the case. 

Was there a form of “before” schooling where Keith and Lance had been before, that would work, but this is a government school where only the best of the best get in.  You would KNOW who was in class with you, drop out or not.  See klance for details

Now i’m not downgrading my girl, but with what she could have had access to, the fact that the garrison was not able to find out that “Pidge” was not a real person feels almost like a cop out for me, even if it was meant to or not.

But from adding the years it would take and realistic approach that would come from this, the fact that Keith and Pidge TECHNICALLY would have been in the same “class” is by far a stretch for me to even come close and agree, that without more info, Keith’s timeline makes no GODDAMN SENSE!

Unless you get a cheep cop out, saying that a major security breach (that she could have gotten away with, just not for that long) is the reasoning behind this is what brings a sense of confusion to me.  With the tight security (AND THEY KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN HACKED!  they knew it was probably Katie, and they should have tracked this back to her mother who would have lead them to garrison, unless she didn’t know (which, again, would be bullshit)) the chances of her infiltrating the school slowly diminishes! 

There’s just far to many plot holes and it bothers me.

Keith’s timeline makes no sense and I WANT ANSWERS!

you’ve seen me crying and meta-ing about tony’s hair before but what you don’t know and what i myself had forgotten is that i literally used the arc of pepper’s hair as a sort of framing device for the longest fic i have ever written in my entire life oh my god

  • Riza: Where's Miss Rockbell?
  • Ed: SHE'S NOT MY GIRLFRIEND!
  • Riza: Whoa, there. Never said she was. [smiles]
  • Ed: Ooooh. Ah heh...awkward.
All or Nothing (Reader x James Potter)

Fandom: Harry Potter (Marauders era)

Pairing: Reader x James Potter

Warnings: ANGST but also cute ending yay

Request: may i request an angsty james potter imagine with a happy ending? the plot is totally up to you. if not that’s ok. thank you!! x

Anon you are so polite how could I say no :)

Word Count: 2.2k

When word got around that you were dating James Potter most people were happy it finally happened, very few were against it, or so you thought.

The most embarrassing moment of your life took place the following morning in the great hall while eating breakfast. You were surprised when you got mail as you hadn’t been expecting it, you were sat beside your boyfriend James and your other friends all around you.

When you saw the letter you failed to notice it was howler, you opened it and your mothers shrill voice, dripping with anger started saying the most awful things, you tuned out most of it but some of what you made out went along the lines of “MISS Y/N L/N, how dare you disgrace the family name by associating with a potter, I am appalled you would not consult me first” your mothers cold tone continued “You are to write to me at once explaining yourself and rid yourself of that worthless boy”. Your cheeks were burning red from embarrassment as James just stared at the letter closing it and putting it away for you, Sirius glared at every single person staring at your group until not one pair of eyes remained.

James tried his best to comfort you but you knew exactly what was about to happen, you would lose him, you didn’t even understand how your mother found out so soon, you hoped you would have some time to tell her yourself.

You grabbed the letter and crumpled it in your hands, tears streaming down your face as you tried to apologize to James

“I’m so sorry for my mother, I’m sorry for my whole family, I can’t believe she would do that.”

James just pulled your tear stained face against his chest, his calm heart beat instantly calming you as well.

“Y/N, I like you for you, not for your family, I don’t care what they think of me as long as you will be with me.”

-

That night after forgetting about the earlier events and joking around with the marauders all day you finally sat at your desk and started writing to your mother, pleading with her and saying how amazing James truly was, you sealed the letter and sent it to her using one of your roommates owl’s anxiously awaiting the response.

By the time you got to breakfast your mother had sent a new letter, thankfully this one was not a howler, you opened it up and started to read it, you couldn’t believe what you were reading and the tears came once again. James patiently waited for you to tell him what it said, but Peter was not so patient.

“what does it say Y/N?”

You looked up at them, wiped your tears from your face as James rubbed small circles into your back and said.

“I will leave out the cruel words and insults but basically she said that she doesn’t like the Potter family, although pure blood they are all Gryffindor’s and not a proper wizard family, you know the usual, she has ordered me not to continue seeing James or I won’t be welcomed back home and she will know if I do because she knows people in the castle.” You paused awaiting their reactions, peter ignored the first part and questioned.

“Who does she know in the castle?” Remus brushed his question aside and said.

“not important peter, what else does it say Y/N?”

You continued reading over the letter

“it gets worse if you can believe that, I will quote her exact words”

you found the part of the letter you were talking about and read.

“I Know breakups can be hard but I have made the arrangements with a proper wizarding family and set you up with one of their sons.”

The group was wide eyed as they listened to you talk

“As you know Mrs. Black and I are good friends, and we have agreed that it would be beneficial for the both of you if you dated Sirius instead, this is and order Y/N, please do not disgrace the family name further and take this wonderful opportunity I have laid out for you to redeem yourself.”

Sirius looked as though he had seen a ghost and James was speechless, the other two marauders were visibly uncomfortable with the whole situation until Sirius broke the tension.

“What are we gonna do” the word choice made James instantly mad.

“WE aren’t going to do anything, me and Y/N will handle this without you Padfoot.”

Sirius put his hands up in defense and he pointed to his un opened letter from his mother on the table

“Hey I didn’t ask for any of this , it is the first I’ve heard of it as well, I didn’t want to be brought into this.”

James was fuming with anger and you felt so conflicted until Remus carefully added himself to the argument

“I have an idea, if you want to hear it”

he paused and he took your small nod as a sign to carry on talking

“Well, this worked out well if you think about it we got lucky, she could have been set up with the Malfoy boy or even Regulus, we have the advantage of Sirius both being your best friend and obviously not wanting to date Y/N” everyone listened to Remus intently, you had a small smile on your face as you knew where Remus was going with this.

“All we have to do, I mean you have to do is make people think Y/N is with Sirius, I mean she is always with all of us anyways and you have the same room, you just have to cut out the PDA and make Sirius and Y/N hold hands and stuff like that so people believe it.”

Peter spoke up “If we knew who your mother knew in the castle it would make this a bit easier.”

You spent the rest of breakfast and the entire day making this plan and thinking of everyone in the castle your mother could know.

The next few weeks were filled with awkwardly holding Sirius’ hand between classes when you wanted to be holding James and sitting in between the two of them at meals, always leaning towards Sirius a bit more.

Acting like you were with Sirius was hard but your mother had sent you another letter thanking you which obviously meant she was buying the whole plan.

This went on for about two months until you started drifting away from James, the constant hiding and sneaking around was one thing but him having to watch you do everything he wanted to do with you happen between you and his best friend of all people was starting to get to him.

You were lying in James bed waiting for him to get back to his room as he walked in the door seeing you on the bed “Oh it’s you” he didn’t seem very happy to see you.

“James what’s wrong?”

He was obviously agitated his words laced with spite

“oh nothing I just expected to see you in Sirius’ bed”

You were taken aback by his words and hurt

“James don’t be like that, you know I love you, and I don’t love the circumstances we are in but it’s better than nothing.”

James was staying on the other side of the room moving things around as to not look at you

“is it really Y/N?” 

The words he spoke and the hate that filled the room made a tear fall from your eyes but you quickly wiped it away.

“Don’t say that James”

He quickly turned around and looked into your eyes before he spoke again.

“I want all of you, all of this or none of it and if you can’t give me that, if you can’t be with me all of the time then I don’t want to be with you.”

The tears were uncontrollable now, they steamed down your red cheeks as you used your sleeve to desperately wipe them away.

“James you don’t mean that please don’t say that.”

He just opened the door and stood there for a moment thinking before he decided.

“No Y/N I can’t do this anymore, I won’t do this anymore, I’m done, now please get out” you quickly rushed out of the room bumping into Sirius as you left, he stopped and looked down at you, concern written all over his face

“Y/N Hun what’s wrong”

you didn’t even answer him you just rushed to your room and stayed there for three days before you finally decided to go to class, you ignored the marauders as a whole and hated every time someone asked if you and Sirius had broken up, you wanted nothing more than to scream at them and admit that you were never dating in the first place.

Your mother wrote you a short and cold letter regarding what she must have heard, it simply stated

“Y/N don’t ruin a good thing, this arrangement between you and Sirius is not over, you don’t have my permission to end this relationship, me and Mrs. Black have already started talking about arranged marriage, don’t ruin this for us, and don’t eat too many sweets like you do when your sad it goes straight to your hips.”

You crumpled the letter and cried even more than before.

Not only were you dumped by your real boyfriend but you would have to continue to date your fake boyfriend and constantly be around James at the same time, you knew this would make getting over him so much harder.

The first couple days James didn’t even come around, it was just you Sirius and Remus, they tried to say James and Peter were doing an assignment but they knew you didn’t believe them.

You had to admit it was comforting having Sirius to hold you, even though it wasn’t real, you could almost pretend it was James, which you knew was so wrong and made everything so much worse.

Today you were sat in the great hall, Sirius had his arm draped over your shoulders as you leaned into his touch your hand resting on his thigh as Remus sat across you rambling on about your planned trip to Hogsmead this weekend.

That’s when you saw James walk into the great hall laughing about something with peter, it was like he forgot you would be there for a minute until your eyes locked, he stopped walking and Peters smile on his face faded as he looked between his two friend’s sad faces. James turned to walk out until peter stopped him by grabbing his arm. Peter said

“James, it’s obvious you both love each other, stop ignoring each other just go run up to her and kiss her in front of everyone, screw her mom and her family, she’s not happy living there any ways, Just do it Prongs!” That was all James needed to hear, he didn’t want to be selfish but hearing the words come from Peter put things into a better perspective, it was true you and Sirius both hated your families and there was plenty of room at the potter residence or the both of you stay in.

With the sudden boost of confidence, he walked at a fast pace towards you, you distanced yourself from Sirius once James first walked in because it reminded you that is wasn’t James sat beside you at all.

You stood up thinking James was coming to yell at you, James suddenly grabbed your face, placing his hands on your cheeks as he pulled your face towards his kissing you with so much desperation and need, it was rough but you missed his kiss so much you forgot you were standing in front of your entire school who frankly looked in shock.

You ran your fingers through his always messy hair your noses bumping as you pulled away pink faced with bright smiles on your faces. You didn’t feel the need to explain yourself to the students all staring at you rested your forehead against his. He finally spoke

“Y/N I’m so selfish, but I want you, I want all of you” you just bit your lip and replied. “I’m all yours Prongs.”

-

Once summer came around and you got off the train waving good bye to Remus and Peter you walked hand in hand with James, with Sirius on your other side. You were going to spend the summer with a real family which was a first for you and Sirius who had both been basically rejected by your families after the fake relationship stunt.

You were happy for summer break for the first time in a long time , James was ecstatic to have two of his favorite people stay with him and you could tell by the gleam in Sirius’ eyes he was excited too.

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Fukin. Fukin Jean tho. “The only good part about being alone is that I don’t wake anyone up when I start screaming at night.”

I didn’t get the exact quote right, but it’s close enough. I hope you like it!

From the beginning, Jean knew he was…different from the other Ravens. He was young, like Kevin and Riko, but he wasn’t like them. He wasn’t greeted with fanfare, or whisked away on trips for interviews. Every Raven had a partner- except Jean. He was the tagalong, the extra

Until about a year into his stay, when Nathaniel joined them. He was supposed to be Jean’s equal- someone to talk to, to patch up- to understand. But he disappeared like smoke and Jean was left alone again.

Riko could never accept that Nathaniel, who was rightfully his, was never coming back, so Jean wasn’t given a partner, a fact that marked him as defective. My failures will be your failures. He was paying for Nathaniel’s mistakes.

He learned quickly that crying was useless, but it was much harder to hold back the screams that tore from his throat when he woke in the night. Kevin helped by clamping his hand over Jean’s mouth to keep the sound at bay and in return Jean would speak low French to him until Kevin relaxed back into sleep. It was lonely, but he was never alone.

Jean had conflicting feelings about his rooming situation with the Trojans. On one hand, sleeping alone was fraught with bad memories of cold, dark rooms where he didn’t know if anyone would come to find him, of shaking and praying and feeling like he’d never see the sun again.

But Jeremy was too bright and Jean couldn’t bear the pity, the revulsion that would enter his eyes when he heard Jean wake from a nightmare. He didn’t want his kindness- he wanted Jeremy and all of them to leave him be.Of course, Jean didn’t get what he wanted and Jeremy insisted on being ridiculously accommodating and opened the other half of his room to Jean.

Jean stayed silent while Jeremy gave him an unnecessary tour of the layout and when he finished talking, Jean simply set about unpacking his things, back turned to Jeremy. The other man hung back awkwardly in the doorway for a moment before saying, “Well…let me know if you need anything.”

Jean didn’t plan on asking for any favors from Jeremy Knox.

It wasn’t until a few nights later that Jean had his first nightmare at USC. Until then, he was too preoccupied with learning how to sleep with the sound of Jeremy’s breathing, the glow of the stars plastered to the ceiling, the rush of traffic by their window at all hours of the night.

That night, though, he thrashed awake and tried to bite back the strangled noise that escaped him, but Jeremy was already awake. Jean tried to feign sleep, but Jeremy was sitting up and putting his glasses on.

“Jean? Are you alright?”

“Fine,” Jean rasped.

Jeremy sighed. “Kevin told me you had nightmares, it’s really-”

“Kevin should mind his business.”

Jeremy nodded. “I only meant to say that I won’t ask, but I’m here if you want to talk.”

Jean exhaled, trying to rid himself of the last vestiges of the dream. He didn’t know if it was the lack of pity in Jeremy’s voice or the notion that he could talk about it, but he answered, “The only good part of being alone is that I don’t wake anyone up screaming. I suppose you’ll be rooming with someone else now.”

To his surprise, Jeremy smiled. “I think you’ll find I’m not that easy to get rid of.”

“You say that now, but wait until you haven’t slept in a week.”

“I’m not afraid of you, Jean. Interested and confused, yeah. But not afraid.”

He rolled over to go back to sleep shortly after and Jean was left to his thoughts. He had been convinced that Neil Josten was the most stubborn person alive, but Jeremy was quickly giving him a run for his money.

Why Steve McGarrett and Danny Williams Deserve Everlasting Happiness Together: An Essay by a Hardcore Shipper

Ok, so before I begin this, you should know that I am a hardcore McDanno shipper. Aside from Kono and Adam, they are my number one O.T.P. on Hawaii Five-0. I am literally so obsessed with Steve and Danny and their relationship, and I’m not ashamed of it, either. Therefore, this comment I’ll most likely come off as biased, but I have very good logic behind what I’m about to say. (Also, I can already tell that this post is going to be verrrrrryyyy long, so buckle up and get comfy if you are planning to read everything I’ve written.)

To start, I see many comments reading, “They have great chemistry, they should still be together, they are endgame…” etc. while all of this is true, to be honest, they are better suited off as friends. They tried to make a relationship work, but usually, it did not.

“But they were together on and off for five seasons!” Is what some of you are probably already thinking. This is true, but unfortunately, it does not mean that they are forever meant to be together.

Remember Billy, Catherine’s ex from season 3? Just to clarify, he died in the middle of season 4. However, before he died, he was trying to get back together with Catherine. She had chemistry with him, too. The only problem was that she was legitimately already with Steve at that time. To be honest, I always liked her better with Billy then I did with Steve. They just went better together, in my opinion.

So Catherine and Steve were together. Then, in season 5, she and Steve went to Afghanistan (or some other, terrible, Taliban filled town) in order to save somebody that had helped Catherine when she’d been in the military. If you’ll recall, at the end of that episode, Catherine decided to stay behind to help the people get their son back. Steve went back to the United States, heartbroken and crying.

All of this made me still think that Steve and Catherine still had a slight chance to make it. But then.

BUT. THEN.

Catherine returned in the season 5 finale to attend Kono’s wedding. Ok, cool. Steve has a date for the wedding of the century. That was all fine and good. Obviously, that was the same episode when they broke up. To be frank, I always thought it would be Steve that broke up with Catherine, obviously so he could go FINALLY be with Danny, his one true love. But instead, Catherine broke up with Steve, citing that she decided to go do some good, volunteer work in a foreign country. I remember her saying to Steve, “Five-0 is your thing. Please, let this be mine.”

Then her car to take her to the airport arrived, and she got in. She made a phone call.

Now, to the viewers who had history with this show, they knew that as SOON as she punched in a code before speaking that it was no good. Steve’s mom, also a spy, had done the same thing in previous episodes, so they knew what was up. The real slap in the face, though, was when she said to the voice on the phone who she was-badge number, name, the whole nine yards. Then, we hear a male voice on the other end of the line ask, “Is he fooled?” (Or something similar). Catherine’s reply came sharp. (Again, not an exact quote, but pretty close. I think you’ll get the memo). “He doesn’t know anything. He thinks I’m volunteering,” she said.

It was then that I officially stopped wanting them to be in a relationship. I get why she couldn’t tell Steve, but still! She fucking choose that same life/lifestyle that his mother had had; a lifestyle that she knew he hated. If she truly loved and cared for him as more than a friend, then she would’ve rejoined Five-0, or at LEAST have found a cool, different job in Oahu.

But no. She literally betrayed Steve, and for what, anyway? We never did get a good understanding or explanation of why she decided to join the C.I.A. It is a concept that stills boggles my mind to this very day. Most recently, Catherine came back for the 150th episode, which is where this clip is obviously from. But this point, I was beyond done with her. I was so irritated when she came back, especially because she interrupted Steve’s date with Lynn. Oh, right. And she never told Steve that she became a spy, so he was clearly shocked when she divulged this piece of information.

This brings me to my next point. Steve, his mom, and Catherine had to fight off some bad guys after his mom, and then hide from them. When the doorbell rang at the safe house, it was the rest of the Five-0 team, minus Danny who was in New Jersey to be there for his dad who’d just had knee surgery. (In real life, Scott Caan was busy with his new family and couldn’t schedule to film the 150th episode). Steve had called Danny earlier that day to tell him what was going on, and Danny decided to call the rest of the team to help him.

Yeah. Danny called the team. Not Catherine, who probably knew that they were gonna need backup. Danny, who wasn’t even there, called the team and made sure they were there for Steve.

That’s just one example of why Steve and Danny are so important to each other and belong together; much more so than Steve and Catherine. Let’s go back few years, to season three. Danny had accidentally stepped on a bomb. The bomb would explode if he stepped off, killing everyone in the vicinity, himself included. Steve know this, but he stayed anyway. Even at Danny’s persistence of him to, “Just go, Steve. Go me there for Grace. Get out of here, save yourself!”, Steve did not budge. He insisted on staying and they talked and tried to get Danny to forget why he was even there in the first place. His persistence in not wanting to go proves that they have more than friendship, especially when he knew exactly what to talk about or get Danny calm enough so that he would momentarily forget about the bomb.

Fast forward to season four. The episode where the building collapsed had to have been the most dramatic episode of season four. To refresh, Steve, Danny, and the rest of the team were in a paring grange, looking for a victim. I don’t speak exactly remember why, but the rest of the team left the garage, except for Danny and Steve. They investigated until they found a man bound and gagged, tied to a chair in a separate room. Just as they were figuring out what he was saying, which was, “BOMB!” the bomb went off, collapsing the building.

That episode was solely focused on Steve and Danny and how they were gong to get out of their predicament. Danny was also badly hurt, his leg trapped under a cement pillar. Steve didn’t give up. After freeing Danny, he temporarily managed to fix his wound, and then created a mini-bomb that would let the people looking for them where they were. It worked and they were free. Once out, they exchanged their first ever “I love yous” while hard-core hugging. This was no “hey bro!” hug. This was an “I am so serious about this, I really do love you,” hug. And I don’t think I’m wearing shipper goggles for that moment. I genuinely think that that meant what they said. They embraced for a really long time, surprisingly longer then what I would’ve thought producers would’ve liked.

After that epic bromance scene, season five was filled with plenty more bromantic/ shipper-O.T.P. feels. That was the season when they went to therapy! Ok, fine, true, it’s because they are “work partners” and it was mandatory, but you can’t tell me that they weren’t acting like a married couple throughout all of those scenes. There is one episode from that therapy time period in particular that I am thinking of, and it has everything to do with undercover work. It’s the part of the episode where there is a huge bank heist and Danny and Steve decide to head to an apartment across the street from the robber so they can spy on her and see what she is planning on doing next.

The Five-0 team (but more importantly, the production staff and possibly Peter Lenvok) could have had anyone do this. They could have had cousins Kono and Chin watching out or even the odd combination of Grover and Chin. But no. They choose Steve and Danny. Shippers all across the globe rejoiced.

The best part of their stay in the place (besides, of course, seeing how Danny and Steve would live with each other if given the real chance to) was when it was nighttime and one kept a lookout while the other one slept. Steve decide to watch first, so Danny slept, and he randomly woke up in the middle of Steve’s shift. He noticed that the “Perfect Partners” workbook the therapist had given them had been moved, which he thought was funny, because Steve already made it a known that he didn’t want anything to do with the book. So he said something about it, and Steve didn’t confess to moving it, even though we all know that he did.

Steve then told Danny a story about his youth; a salty that made him seem more human in Danny’s eyes. He started it of by saying, “Music. I’m into music,” when Danny asked why his hobbies were. “So?” Danny had retorted. “That’s a cop-out. Everyone is into music.” “No, I meant I’m into playing it,” Steve responded. He then told Danny the story about when he was a junior in high school and was in the school talent show to play his guitar. But he had had major stage fright and hadn’t actually gone through with it, getting off the stage before he even began. He said to Danny, “That is the reason why I still don’t play the guitar to this day,” Steve had finished the story. He also add that he had previously never told anyone that story before, which is why it was an important plot point in the McDanno tale. Once he was done, Danny laughed at him. “A little bit of stage fright stopped you from forever playing the guitar?” He’d asked. They then had one of their cute little arguments over the whole issue, and right before Danny went back to sleep, he said, “You know, after all we’ve been though together…your father…my brother…I would be thought you would’ve opened up to me more by now.” Steve causally responds, “I just did.” The McDanno universe (myself included) lost all chill, reblogging that moment over and over.

Later, at the end of that same episode, Steve, Danny and everybody else were at Kamakoahs to eat. Steve and Danny had to leave early, in order to go to their thereby appointment. Ruth, who we met earlier in the episode, was really confused. Remember, she was the old lady who thought that Danny and Steve were gay and living together, to which Steve responded, “We’re not gay, we’re Five-0.” Later, after she left, Danny said, “You know, I would’ve just vine with the gay thing.” So that happened, which does is why Ruth was so confused. As they left, she said, “Wait. I thought they weren’t gay.” The rest of the team didn’t even deny it, they just joyfully laughed, as if to say, “Yeah, girl, we know. They’re just faking it. We know they are gay together.”

So they walked to Danny’s Camaro, and that’s when a fan fiction moment happened. You possibly know what I’m talking about. In case you don’t, fanfiction moments are those little things in which you think, “Yeah, this can definitely only and will only happen in this fan fiction universe. Sigh.” But then the thing from the fan fic actually does happen on the real show, and life suddenly becomes magical. Anyway, this fan fic moment was when Danny revealed that he’d gotten Steve a gift. After telling Danny that he didn’t do his part of their assignment, joking that the dog ate his homework, we find out what the gift is. In the trunk of the Camaro, Steve pulled out an elegant black guitar case. Steve had asked, “What is this, Danny?” Danny, his usual snarky self, responded, “It’s a tuba, you schmuck. Just open it and you’ll see.” Inside the case was a beautiful, new guitar which Danny had purchased specifically for Steve. As Danny looked on proudly, Steve muttered, “Danny, Danny, DANNY,” with a small smile on his face. He strummed a few strings, and they had a little back and forth conversation about Steve’s new instrument, including some things about why Danny had purchased it in the first place. I don’t remember what exactly was said, but I do recall that Danny had gotten it for Steve so that he could get back into playing again. Then, Steve put the guitar back in the case and looked thoughtful for a moment. He slammed the trunk of the Camaro and tossed the keys to Danny, saying, “You know what? You drive.” Danny caught the keys, a look of pure shock on his face. “I drive. Wow,” a stunned Danny said as he accepted the gesture. “Don’t get too excited,” Steve had replied as he climbed in the passenger seat for the first time in a long time. “I’m still controlling the radio.” Driving away, Steve did exactly that, messing around with the switch from the passenger seat.

Ok. That scene was very important for many reasons. Let’s start with guitar. Danny didn’t have to get him that. Steve never asked him for it, he simply told Danny a story. A story which he had never told anyone before, ever. This obviously includes Catherine, which doesn’t make sense. If they were so close, wouldn’t Steve have trusted her enough to tell her this about himself? But he never did. He chose to tell Danny instead. Danny went above and beyond what any purely platonic friend would, and it showed. I’m not saying that friends can’t buy friends nice gifts for no reason, but it just felt different, in that case. I know that whenever my friends tell me something about themselves, I don’t immediately rush out to buy them some thing hella expensive for no reason at all. And it wasn’t even the fact that he bought Steve a gift for no reason. It was the fact of what it was, combined with the fact of the story (as mentioned above). It also didn’t hurt that Danny could see that that life experience really affected Steve, and that he missed playing his guitar. Steve was extremely touched by the gesture, and Danny was so proud of himself for buying that expensive instrument for Steve. I don’t think Danny had ever done doe thing like that for anyone before, not even the people in his family. It was especially worth it to him when Steve admitted to loving at first touch. The smile on both of their faces when the guitar was revealed says enough about this topic, in my opinion. It proves that A) They care enough about each other to listen, talk, and reveal information about themselves without getting made fun of (at least not too much, anyway) and B) they are willing to go the extra mile just to make each other happy.

The other reason that end scene was crucial was the whole “Danny is driving ” thing. For those who are casual watchers, it is important to know that basically, ever since the day they met, Steve has been driving Danny’s Camaro. This fact has been brought up many times before in the script, and it is the main source of their many “carguments” (I’m not telling you what that is. You can look it up yourself if you don’t know). It was even brought up in one of their therapy appointments from earlier in season five. For Steve to actually let Danny drive for once was a huge milestone on his part. He was so affected, surprised, and touched by the gift of the amazing guitar that he felt like he had to let Danny drive after that. It was a compromise he was willing to make. It also shows the progress that they made in their relationship that day, and it was just more overall proof that they are the endgame couple.

I could clearly go on and on forever about these two. Another really good example of their relativity is when they have to go to couple’s counseling as part of their mandatory therapy. Do you all remember that? Just for a refresher, that was the one where Steve literally signed them up for couples counseling; as in husband-and-wife couples counseling. Anyway. That episode is “feels worthy” in its entirety (especially the ending where they were just chilling at a table, eating lunch together. Also, Steve round Danny’s arm to “feel the effects of the lotion”. Sure, Steve. If that excuse works for you…).

Beside those specific examples, there have multiple hugs and touches that have lingered for far too long. Danny calls Steve “Babe”; a nickname he rarely calls anybody else, and Steve calls Danny “Danno”. True, this is mostly to annoy him, but as Danny gets to know Steve better, he slowly realizes that he actually doesn’t mind it. “When I say ‘Danno’…it’s a term of endearment,” Steve said in season one when Danny was protesting it. Much to Steve’s surprise, Danny responded, “Do it every day, then. I like it.” Steve smiled all goofily, and it was worth it for all those times of Danny yelling at Steve to not use it. Another point to bring up-they are the few people to ever use each other’s full names; Steven and Daniel, respectively. The only other people who occasionally call them by their full names are the few times their parents (sometimes not even that, but a parent-like figure) have been on the show. Whenever they call the other by their full name, it’s usually to prove a point, to get the others attention, or even just to subtly let them know that they are different from what everyone else knows. Again, this is just my opinion.

Then there are various innuendos that refer to Danny and Steve in a non-bro/non- platonic way, including the amount of times they say, “I love you,” to each other. The one after the building collapse made sense, but every time they say it after that is just to mess with shippers. They really do love each other, though. In fact, at the end of one particularly memorable occasion, Danny combined nickname with an I love you. He was talking to Steve about something, and at the end of their conversation, he looked up at Steve and said, “That’s why I love you, babe.” All of the McDanno shippers died a little bit that day. (Well, I know I did, anyway.) Also, side-note: Remember the “air hearts” from season two?! Oh! And that time in season three where they went fishing together and then got stranded for almost the whole episode? Tell me that wasn’t one of the greatest things to ever see on Hawaii Five-0, and in the McDanno world…! My point is that they have all these endearment terms that they say to each other, sometimes for no reason at all. They are saying them because they want to, not because they feel like they have to. To me, it doesn’t feel forced onto the characters, either. It just seems natural and easy with them. Even people who don’t ship them (yes, there are some) raised eyebrows at the amount of times they are unusually sweet on each other.

I also want to mention episode 8 from season 7, specifically the ending. (SPOILER ALERT. Duh.) It was an emotional episode all around, but after the Five-0 team arrested all or the bad guys, and all of the hostages were free again, they all individually hugged it out with one another. Steve and Danny were a good space apart from each other. They were smiling and looking at each other, clearly enjoying the fact that they were both ok. Finally, Steve broke the silence by saying, “What, no hug?” Even the casual viewer would be able to tell that he was disappointed and slightly sad about this fact. And then Danny Williams said the most scream-worthy thing he’s said in a long time.

“If I hug you, I might kiss you, and then where would it stop?”

ASDFGHHJKLLKJFFDSAA. That was literally my reaction to that quote, aside from screaming and jumping up and down. True, people could say that they were just so relieved that both of them were safe, and that’s why he said it, but honestly? I don’t think so. First of all, they looked at each other, goofily smiling for way too long, as they usually do. Next, Danny said, “then where would it stop?” If he had left that part out, it would be less scream-worthy. In that one sentence, everything Danny Williams has ever actually, truly wanted was finally made clear. He wants Steve.

Catherine has never done anything like this for Steve. Honestly, she was always too busy playing the damsel in distress and worrying about herself rather than Steve and trying to fix the problem at hand. Even though she was in the Navy, same as Steve, Danny somehow understands this fact better than she does. The funny thing is that Danny was never in any sort military whatsoever. To clarify, I’m not even talking about all of the times where Danny has casually made fun of what branch Steve served in. In my opinion, Danny understands the things that happened to Steve while he was over there, and he can relate to the trauma he went through. Catherine, on the other hand, never wanted to talk about serious issues with Steve, even if he brought it up. Most of the time, unless it involved a problem she was in, she gave no care to what Steve’s past experiences had been. However, I know that this argument is, as my Algebra II teacher would put it, “weak sauce”, so you can come after me for that if you’d like. Anyway, back to the point. I just think that Catherine was a poorly developed character from the moment we met her. Aside from occasionally helping Five-0 with some cases, she didn’t really add any substance to the story, especially when it came to matters involving Steve. In fact, the only real, solo plot lines she ever really got was the things with Billy, her ex, and then of course the would “I’m going to stay in Afghanistan” Taliban thing. She also got the spy story line, which was bitter to many, and it didn’t do a great job on making me believe that she and Steve could ever be in a real relationship. It was lazy acting, especially on Michelle Borth’s (the woman that plays Catherine) part. She could have done a lot better, including trying to convince the writers and producers to come up with a better story for Catherine. Ok, to be fair, I think that if that dumbass spy storyline was better, it could’ve possibly saved their sinking relationship. But alas, it didn’t, and in all honesty, I thought it was a dumb plot twist. To me, it wasn’t even a plot twist, but I regress. To get back on topic…even when she was with Steve, actually in a relationship with him, there were still things with Danny that made her side–eye and question them. Obviously, I have examples, but that would take too much time to write all of them down. Trust me, though, there’s many examples of this.

Overall, given all of the great evidence I have provided, it is clear to see why Steve and Catherine do not belong together. They will never be my personal endgame, anyway. Danny and Steve have something special; something more than friendship, or even a silly, fun bromance. I will 100% stand by the McDanno ship until the day I die. Even if it has absolutely no chance of ever legitimately becoming canon, I will not give up. Fuck, when the show eventually, ends and if they are STILL not together, I will be shipping it. (And also writing letters/making phone calls/leaving messages on all of their social media’s to the production staff and writers questing why the hell they baited us after all of those years and then never followed through on it.) It is my belief that if two people are meant to be together, they will find a way to be together. Steve McGarrett and Danny Williams clearly are these two people. They have gone above and beyond on showing the world what love really is. Catherine and Steve have not. Sure, they’ve had a lot of fun together, but that does not begin to compare to the amazing relationship that Danny and Steve have built for themselves. I will never lose hope about McDanno.

Catherine is just another thing standing in the way. Danny and Steve WILL be together one day. For real. Forever. It’s just a matter of time and bravery. The fans are more than ready, and the writers have been leading up to a real relationship between them for years. I don’t care who you ship, you absolutely cannot deny the fireworks happening between those two. Mark my words and take this long-ass…thing I’ve written as proof. But until everyone (writers, actors, fans, literally everyone involved with Five-0) gets their shit together…well, at least there’s a fanfic for that!

If anyone would like to discuss post this with me, feel free to message me directly. I’d be thrilled to talk to you about McDanno. And of not, that’s cool too. I’ll always be here, though, if you need to desperately drop a line(: