and no one gets upset about rose

The 1 Thing Your Scenes MUST HAVE

Sully is a good representation of how I want people to react when enthralled by a story I’ve written:

But more often than not, I get a reaction more like this:

Or at least, I did. I couldn’t understand why my writing produced these less-than-stellar responses. I had meticulously worded every sentence. I’d made sure there were exciting parts. I had parceled out backstory, setting, and exposition so the reader could understand what the heck was going on. So why did eyes glaze over while reading my book? Why did MY eyes glaze over while reading my own work? 

The problem, I finally found out, was that my scenes didn’t turn. 

I was cramming all that exposition in right out of the gate, so the reader knew absolutely everything … which meant there wasn’t anything to find out. The scenes were just tiny chronicles where the main character set out to do something and accomplished it with flying colors. Nothing ever happened that surprised him. And consequently, nothing ever happened to surprise the reader.  

I wasn’t withholding information, and revealing it methodically. 

I wasn’t letting the story spin in new directions. It was always chugging along the straightforward track where I’d dropped my reader.

I wasn’t letting my scenes TURN.

To illustrate what I mean, here’s an example of a great scene with a great turn from a wonderful movie: Beauty and the Beast

*Opening music that makes me want to cry from how beautiful it is*

Beat 1:

“Once upon a time, in a faraway land a young prince lived in a shining castle…” (Action: Apparently the world takes action to make sure this prince lives a cushy existence.)

“Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind.” (Reaction: And he acts like a brat anyway.)

Beat 2:

“But then, one winter’s night, and old beggar woman came to the castle and offered a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold.” (Action)

“Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift, and turned the old woman away.” (Reaction)

Beat 3:

“But she warned him, not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.” (Action)

“And when he dismissed her again …” (Reaction)

Beat 4:

“The old woman’s ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress.” (Action)

“The prince tried to apologize …” (Reaction) 


Beat 5:

“But it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle, and all who lived there.” (Action)

“Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world.” (Reaction)

Beat 6:

“The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, that would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another, and earn their love in return, by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time.” (Action)

“As the years passed, he fell into despair, and lost all hope.”  (Reaction)

“For who could ever learn to love a beast?”

Turn: The 6th beat is the turn. The story has spun in a new direction, the direction the WHOLE STORY will motor towards. 

Revelation: There’s the big one of the scene turn, but I love how every action and reaction in this prologue feels like a revelation. Each one feels like it could be a scene on it’s own, but it’s told in a just few words, with beautiful imagery. There’s no fluff in this, nothing unnecessary, everything is perfectly needed. (Sorry, I just really love this opening. I can remember sitting in my little wicker rocking chair when I was four watching this in awe. This movie is one of the reasons I’m story obsessed.)

NOW let’s remove all curiosity and surprise from this scene. 

We’ll take away the atmosphere of “all is not as it seems”, the “seeking and learning significant information” feeling, the sense that we’re climbing to something significant. Instead of withholding and revealing snippets of information, after gradual beat-by-beat escalation of curiosity, we’ll dump all information right away. We’ll take this beautiful scene, and make it distinctly not a scene by removing all traces of a turn.

So! The purpose of this “section” of story is to communicate necessary information. What info? The guy used to be a terrible prince. Someone cursed him to be a beast. His castle and the people who live there are also cursed. He’s got a rose that will bloom until he’s 21. He’s supposed to fall in love with someone and get that person to love him back.  Or he’s going to be a beast forevermore. So, let’s give it a whirl.

Let’s say it opens up on Lumiere and the Beast. They’re just hanging out in the West Wing, the Beast watching the rose sparkle, Lumiere extinguishing and reigniting his left candle/hand for something to do.

LUMIERE: “So Master, it’s been years since you were turned into a beast and the castle staff was turned into objects.”

BEAST: “Yup.”

L: “I wish you hadn’t have upset that enchantress, and been a bit kinder.”

B: “Me too. Don’t know how.”

L: “Now our only hope to return to our human forms, is if you fall in love and get that person to fall in love with you.”

B: *Noncommittal grunt*

L: “Better happen soon, before that last petal on the magical rose falls. When you turn 21, it’s going to fall. And if you haven’t learned to love by then, well, we’re stuck.”

B: “I’m aware." 

L: "Yup.”

B: “Yup.”

Well, that was extraordinarily awful. 

So what about these scenes is different? (Besides one being a work of art and the other being agony in text form.) 

– One withholds information and reveals it slowly, turning the story at the end. 

– One is just an info dump. 

So how can a turn be accomplished?  There are four types of turns: 

– Surprise

– Amplified Curiosity 

– New Insight

– Spin in New Direction

A SURPRISE turn is the difference between what the character expects and what actually happens, surprising them, surprising the reader/audience that is enthralled by your story. A CURIOSITY turn is when a new mystery is presented to the reader, increasing their drive to find out what happens next. An INSIGHT one is when a scene ends by solving a mystery, answering a question that the audience has been wondering about. And a SPIN is just that, a turn that jolts the story into a new unexpected direction.

And how do they work in a scene? 

The turn happens at the end. It’s the point of the scene. Everything’s leading to it. Think of it as the period punctuation mark on the end of the sentence that is your scene. But really your reader is anticipating that turn throughout the scene.
It’s this anticipation and “gradual illumination” that’s crucial to a story turn. This is the wonderful curious feeling that keeps us turning pages. That sense that “all is not as it seems, and if I keep reading I’ll find out the truth.” which is so intoxicating. And this is accomplished with beats, the exchanges of action and reaction, each acting like a escalation on a roller coaster, each increasing anticipation for the drop. 

Turns and revelation anticipation are rather magical when you think about it. They really are (as Robert McKee says) the substance of story. (Or they’re magical to me. I said I was obsessed. Blame this movie!) 

Now I’m going to go watch Beauty and the Beast again.

Failed Surprise Date

Word Count; 1116

    A/N: this was requested by wipity-whap-cut-the-crap from Tumblr! I hope this is what she wanted, it was fun to write!

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    “Look at them together! It’s so cute it’s almost disgusting!” Veronica said, pointing over to Y/N and Jughead standing together and laughing in the student lounge.

    “They are standing way too close to be just friends.” Betty said, smiling at the two of them. She knew they both had feelings for eachother, it was quite obvious to everyone but they swore up and down they didn’t.

    “You know, I think we should set them up on a date.” Veronica smiled, an idea forming in her head. Betty’s face lit up and she turned to Veronica.

    “We should! If you can get Y/N to Pops tonight I can ask Juggy to meet me there for a fake article for the Blue and Gold!” Veronica nodded her head, giving a slight laugh.

    “If we can get them both there, we’ll make them sit together and we’ll take our seats a few booths over so we know they didn’t walk out on it.” Veronica pulled out her phone and opened up her messages, pulling up Y/Ns name and started typing a text.

     "Alright, I just sent her a text to meet me at Pops at 7:30. Try to get Jughead there a little before then!“ Veronica said, putting her phone back into her purse.

    "Alright! I can do that!” Betty said excitedly. She pulled out her phone and sent a text to Jughead telling him to meet her at Pops so they could work on an article for the Blue and Gold.

                             • • •

    “Hey Juggie!” Betty called from a booth near the back. Jughead made his way to the booth, carrying his laptop bag with him. He gave Betty a confused look as he noticed she had nothing but a small bouquet of roses.

    “Uh, hey Betty.” Jughead took a seat and Betty smiled big at him, pushing the bouquet towards him. “Betty, I-uh… I’m flattered but-”

    “I’m not giving these to you out of affection.” She laughed.

    “Ouch.” he said sarcastically, taking the flowers and smelling them. “Why are you giving these to me then? And where is your stuff, I thought we were working on an article?”

    “You’re going to give those flowers to Y/N when she gets here, and you’re going to sit here and enjoy a date with her.” Jughead smirked at Betty, giving a small chuckle.

    “Does Y/N know about this?” he asked, and Betty shook her head.

    “Nope, this will be a surprise date for her as well.” she smiled proudly and watched as Veronica and Y/N walked through the door. She sprung up from her seat and sat down at a booth closer to the door, grinning at Y/N as she walked over to Jughead. He stood from his seat and held the roses out to Y/N, and she laughed.

    “Oh wow Juggie, are these for me?” she asked sarcastically, taking the flowers from him.

    “They sure are, Betty told me to give them to you for our surprise date.” he said grinning.

    “Surprise date, huh? You really needed Betty and Veronica’s help to get me here?” she asked, stepping up to Jughead and wrapping her arms around his neck. Jughead placed his hands on her waist and she giggled.

    “Apparently. I guess they don’t think I was man enough to ask you out myself.” he said, looking over to Veronica who stood there looking confused as all hell.

    “Wait, I thought you did 6 months ago?” she asked, pretending to be confused. “Or have I just been living in my dream world again?”

    “Wait what? You’ve been together for 6 months?” Veronica yelled, and Betty got up and walked over to the three of them.

    “Going out with me is apart of your dream world?” he asked, and she nodded her head. “Well no, it wasn’t you dreaming, I think we are just very good at hiding our relationship.” Jughead smiled smugly, leaning down inches away from Y/Ns face.

    “Oh my god.” Betty muttered under her breath, staring at the two of them.

    “I think we are too. Now are you going to buy me a burger or what? I’m starving.” Y/N teased and Jughead chuckled, looking lovingly down into her eyes.

    “God I love you.” he said, and she blushed.

    “I love you too.” She said, standing on her toes to close the gap between them. Veronica and Betty watched in amazement as the two of them kissed.

    “6 months, and we never caught on…” Betty whispered.

    “I have no idea how I didn’t know, I’m usually so good with this stuff!” Veronica exclaimed.

    “Don’t feel too bad Veronica, we had all of you fooled.” Y/N said, pulling back from Jughead and laughed.

    “Thank you for the roses though Betty, would you like them back?” Jughead asked, handing the roses back to her. Betty took them, and handed them back to Y/N.

    “No, these belong to her.” Betty mumbled, still surprised. “So six months, huh?” Y/N and Jughead nodded their heads. “Oh. Wow, well congratulations. When were you planning on telling us?” Betty asked somewhat angrily. Jughead laughed and shrugged.

    “I don’t know, soon maybe. Don’t get upset over it though, no one knew.” Jughead said.

    “Don’t get upset? I’m your best friend, both of your best friends! I deserve to know about these things.”

    “Well, you never asked.” Y/N said, grabbing Jugheads hand. Betty opened her mouth to say something, but stuttered on her words, not sure what to say.

    “She makes a good point…” Veronica whispered, shifting on her feet.

    “Well, do you guys want dinner? I’m buying.” Y/N said, sliding into the booth and tapping the seats next to her.

    “You are not buying, this is supposed to be a date, so therefore I’m buying.” Jughead said, sliding in next to her. Y/N rolled her eyes and chuckled.

     "Now it’s a double date I guess, Betty, Veronica, you guys act totally gay around eachother and I’m almost positive you two are hiding feelings for eachother. Sit your asses down and enjoy your double date.“ Y/N pointed to the seats in front of her and the two girls sat down, blushing. Jughead laughed and pushed the roses to Betty.

    "Give those to Veronica.” he said, and Betty handed them to the raven haired girl. For the rest of the night, Y/N and Jughead sat side by side, holding hands under the table and watched as the blonde and the raven haired girl in front of them flirted and blushed, just as they had when they first got together. It was quite a fun night for the four of them.


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Mixed up relationship (daveed x reader)

{a/n: so this started as a fic that would be angsty but turned into kink filled smut…also its daveed so like…yeah…um enjoy you filthy sinners}

Warnings: SMUT! Daddy kink, choking, Daveed being the sex God he is, sexxxxxx!

Tapping your pen against your desk, you sighed, no lyrics came, sometimes you wished you had daveeds talent of words, you closed your notebook, grabbing your phone, clicking it open, you had quite a few texts from various friends
‘Um..daveeds new podcast interview is up… maybe don’t listen to this one…they sort of talked a whole lot about you and daveeds very….quote mixed up relationship end quote’ sighing you rolled your eyes, it wasn’t uncommon for a tweet or a passing conversation to be thrust into your face of how very odd people found the fact daveed was dating as one person said ‘a stale piece of white bread’ nice, but people were always like that when the person they love starts dating someone who isn’t them, and it was maybe one person two at worst, for you things seemed fine, and daveed never hid his affection for you, never let people’s words sway how he felt, he had the attitude of a stoned brick, calm, collected and can not be swayed easily. You looked at your texts more from friends about the podcast, and a few about his morning radio interview about the upcoming EP clipping was about to drop. Before too long you found yourself sitting at your laptop, headphones on and hitting play on the podcast, they hosts sounded nice and made you laugh, when daveed came in the questions seemed to turn, many had learned of the split between him and his ex, it wasn’t messy, it was just a natural thing, people shift and move apart, with clipping and acting jobs, daveed was pretty much a Skype boyfriend, you didn’t mind, and neither did his ex, but they had decided, time had run its course. But five years is a long time, and in a seemingly too short period of time, you had become a staple in daveeds twitter and instagram, a few snap story take overs had many wondering where you popped up from, sighing you listened to them talk.
‘So mister daveed diggs, I hear someone new has captured that heart of yours’ you smiled hearing daveeds laugh knowing the flushed smile on his face well,
‘Yeah, she’s…she’s amazing, she makes life very interesting, many clipping songs have come from things her brain has spit out’ you laughed shrugging he wasn’t wrong many times you had no word vomit filter on your brain.
‘Yes, well people have been shouting at us, about the very mixed up relationship, seeing as you stared as Jefferson in Hamilton, the barrier breaking musical, people seem to see this as you sort of slamming a giant sort of white stamp on things’ you sat up turning the volume up slightly
‘I don’t know about that, i wouldn’t say our relationship is mixed up per say’ one of the hosts laughed
‘People said, that this was you conforming to the standard set back in the day, and many listeners say you should find a strong woman of color to keep breaking the world’s barriers, in music and stage and life’ you hit pause sighing. It wasn’t uncommon for people to say stuff like that, many woman at restaurants or bars, seeming to think you could never be daveeds actual girlfriend, and even when he says you are, they never fail to give their number with a comment of ‘when you see the light call me’ you never let it get to you, ever, but some days you felt bad…bad that you weren’t the one people wanted daveed with, sighing you shut your laptop standing. It was quiet in the apartment just you and soccer, who currently was asleep on the couch feet up ears down
‘Well don’t you look comfy’ the only response was a snort from the dog, sighing you looked around the apartment, deciding to just go lay down for a while you tugged your Oakland hoodie off, pulling a loose tank top out, rolling your eyes as it also read in large print ‘oakland’ you tugged off your leggings feeling free again bending over to grab the clothes from the floor, yelping as arms circled your waist lips pressing against your shoulder as you stood still caged by very strong arms
‘Sorry I didn’t mean to scare you,’ you laughed shrugging against his chest looking up towards him smiling as he leaned down pressing his lips to yours, he pulled back as you sighed leaning back against his chest feeling safe as he held you tightly
‘Mm can we like never leave this spot’ he laughed his chest vibrating against your back
‘I wish but the bed like five feet in front of us looks hella more comfy than standing’ you nodded as he uncaged you pulling his hoodie off, soon he was in sweats and leaning against the headboard arms open for you, smiling you climbed onto the bed, straddling him, his hands coming to rest just below your butt, looking up at you
‘So how was your day? Many exciting legal tour things?’ He laughed leaning his head against your stomach
‘Oh yeah so exciting as I signed so many documents my hand was going to fall off’ you laughed your hands moving through his curly mane of hair, scratching your nails against his scalp, he groaned happily as you did so
‘God I love it when you do that’ you smiled
‘Taught from my mom, any day can be made better by head scratches’ he smiled his hands moving up and down the back of your thighs soothingly as you hummed and played with his hair
‘So…I listened to some of that podcast you did’ he sighed pulling his head up to look at you eyes tired, you ran your thumbs under his eyes sighing
‘Yeah? I tried to get your friends to make sure you didn’t’ you sighed
‘I know, I got curious, i’m not like upset, I was, but I mean i’m used to those kinds of comments,’ he looked up at you eyes looking into yours, one hand coming up to hold your cheek
‘You shouldn’t have to be, people should just not worry who I fall in love with, who I write songs about,’ slowly he rose finally ending with you being flipped under him his hand moving down your neck and down your shoulder stopping to intertwine your fingers
‘Who I make scream till their voice is gone,’ his lips brushed against yours, causing your eyes to flutter shut, your breathing picking up slightly
‘Who I fuck till they can’t think or see straight let alone walk straight the next day,’ you whimpered slightly as his teeth grazed your pulse point his lips pressing against it feeling your pulse raise
‘Whose sounds make me want never leave this bed’ you opened your eyes as daveeds hands moved to your waist slipping under his tank top, slowly moving up until the shirt pooled right above your breasts, daveed ran a finger down over your bra, smirking
‘The one who if they went through my photo roll, would see the beauty of how very photo talented my girlfriend is, and how much she can make me go insane on tour’ you smirked as he leaned close before his lips took yours causing your back to arch into his chest, eyes closing as his hands moved to unhook your bra tossing it somewhere, you would find it later, his hand moved cupping your breast, his finger lightly circling your nipple, causing a small gasp to come out of your throat, he took his chance his tongue pushing in and dancing with yours, pulling back you whimpered looking up at him as he kissed his way down your body, kissing your breasts, before slowly kissing the beauty marks your clothes hid, his tongue ran down past your belly button stopping at the waistband of your panties, you watched him, breathing heavy as he hooked his thumbs into the band slowly pulling them down, his lips following down your right leg, tossing the panties for you to find later, he kissed up your left leg, his hand hooking under your thigh bringing it up to hang over his shoulder as he kissed your skin, biting softly, causing soft whimpers as he got closer to your core, his eyes held yours as he lowered his mouth down his tongue flicking against your clit as you inhaled sharply back arching hands flying to his curly hair tugging as he sucked it into his mouth his tongue circling it as you moaned, whimpering his fingers moved down before you felt him slowly push two into your entrance, pumping them slowly as he worked his tongue over you. You cried out as he brought the fire in your stomach closer to exploding, your fingers tugged his hair as he worked,
‘Da-fuck…daveed…i’m close please…please can…can I cum…please’ daveeds eyes found yours his eyebrow arching up his way to say no when his mouth was busy
‘Please oh god….daddy…daddy please I need to cum…please…please’ your legs shook as you held yourself back, he pulled back moving up his thumb moving to replace his tongue, eyes watching you like a lion hunting prey, lips moving down hot against your ear
‘Cum for daddy, let daddy hear how he makes you feel, cum all over daddy’s fingers’ you didn’t need any other words before you screamed out back arching as he finger fucked you through your orgasm, his lips kissing your neck, sucking a love bite into your skin, slowly he pulled his fingers out causing you to twitch, he pulled back looking at his fingers before sticking them in his mouth eyes shutting as he did
‘God, you taste like everything I have ever wanted’ you watched him as he slid off the bed tugging his sweats off, grabbing something from the top dresser, the foil wrapper falling as he turned crawling back up on the bed
‘Baby girl, daddy wants you to ride him, show him your pretty face when you fuck his cock’ you moaned nodding as you sat up slowly, he laid down as you moved to straddle him his hands coming to your waist before fully yanking your tank top off tossing it as you aligned yourself with his member, whimpering as you slid down on it, his hands tightened on your hips as he groaned,
‘Fuck, you feel so good around daddy’s cock’ you moaned as he helped you move your hips your, hands going to his chest to help steady you, his eyes never leaving your face as he moaned thrusting up to meet your hips, his head falling back
‘Fuck, daddy…’ he ran his hands up and down your waist as you moved your hips quickly,
‘Fuck, daddy, please, choke me’ he didn’t need to be told twice as his thrusts slammed into you his hand clamping around your throats as you moaned loudly
‘Fuck daddy’ he slammed up into you faster
‘Cum…right now, cum for me again, fuck let me see your face when daddy makes you cum’ you looked at him a mouth opening as you cried out cumming around his cock, your walls clenching around him, his thrusts became sloppy as he fucked you through your climax before finally groaning as he came, slowly thrusting to a stop, his hand moving from your neck to pull you down against his chest, his hand running down your back breathing heavy
‘Fuck I love you, no matter what people say,’ you smiled nodding weakly
‘I love you too, so much’ let’s just say you walked a little funny the next day and the love bite on your neck was not one daveed let you cover in his instagram posts.

Reconciling GITF with the Ten/Rose arc

Or, “Why the Doctor was definitely a jerk, but not as much of one as we think.”

I’ve had this post rattling around in my brain for months, and @chiaroscuroverse‘s great meta in her author profile and subsequent replies, plus thinking about it for my own author profile, inspired me to finally get it written down. Like her, I don’t like the way GITF has skewed the fandom perception of Ten’s character. In an effort to reconcile his very out of character behaviour, a whole fanon has arisen that makes him out to be commitment-phobic and cavalier with Rose’s safety in a way that does not hold water if we remove GITF from the equation. 

But–much as I wish we could–we can’t just pretend the episode doesn’t exist. In light of that, how can we analyse GITF and come out at the end with a version of Ten that still fits in with how he acts in other episodes?

The first thing you need to know as I write this post is that I will not be looking at other episodes through the lens of what happens in GITF. I go the other way around. When you’re analysing texts, you should always depend on the stronger text to inform the weaker text. I assume that everyone who is still reading this post by this point agrees that GITF is a very bad representation of Ten’s character--so why do we use it as the basis of our meta, rather than finding ways to fit it into the character we see in other episodes?

This is a long post, so I’m going under a cut in a minute. But first, here are the bullet points I’ll be addressing:

  • Things we know as the audience that Rose does not know
  • Reinette going into his head is assault, not a sign of intimacy
  • Mickey’s presence on the TARDIS was not an attempt at space
  • Mickey is not a reliable witness of the Doctor’s behaviour
  • The Doctor’s drunk act when he arrives is just an act
  • The Tenth Doctor was no less protective of Rose than Nine
  • It was wrong of the Doctor to leave Rose and Mickey on the spaceship without any indication that had an idea of how to get back, especially after telling her he’d never leave her behind
  • My ultimate conclusion after considering all those points

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anonymous asked:

Yandere! Elgang reacting to finding their S/O's flirty texts with someone they don't know?

Elsword gets really upset and texts the person back walls of text to leave them alone.

Rena somehow finds the unknown person from her s/o’s phone, and subtly ruins their life little by little.  

Aisha demands to know what the texts are about while refusing to actually listen to them. She becomes paranoid and watches her s/o’s every step.  

Raven would probably be the only one who actually talks to his s/o about it, but he’s still more protective over them after.

Eve hacks into her s/o’s phone and blocks whoever’s they are texting. If her s/o tries to meet them again she takes over the phone and all other devices her s/o has entirely.

Chung becomes much more clingy with his s/o, to the point where he demands his s/o to be with him all the time.

Ara would also become more clingy with her s/o, and she will start crying a lot the moment her s/o starts paying attention to their phone over her.

Elesis would simply break the phone, nothing more. But if her s/o attempts to contacts whoever they were texting on their phone, she’ll break the unknown person’s bones.

Add installs a tracking chip in his s/o’s phone so he can find whoever is trying to flirt with them.

Lu goes on a rampage as soon as she finds the flirty texts, not stopping until she kills whoever they were texting.  

Ciel silently hunts down whoever his s/o was texting. Tomorrow morning his s/o may see no reply from them.  

Rose probably wouldn’t care. She’s already yandere for her princess.

Ain becomes extremely possessive and prodding at his s/o immediately, unaware that his actions aren’t healthy.

Reaction: Their S/O had a bad day and wants to do nothing but cuddle.

~Blackpink reaction.

(Gifs not mine).

Jisoo: 

You stumbled through the door of your apartment, completely worn out, both mentally and physically. It had just been one thing after another after another. You pulled off your shoes and jacket before making your way into the living room, where you found your girlfriend Jisoo sitting on the couch. She looked up at you with a big smile and you melted. You sat on the couch beside her, wrapped your arms around her and cuddled up to her side. Jisoo squealed at how adorable you were and immediately cuddled you back, giggling at how cute she thought you were.

Jisoo is so soft. She’d love that you’d seek her affection as a comfort after you had a bad day and would probably cuddle you for days on end if you asked her to. 

Jennie:

You’d gone out for the day with an old friend to catch up. You hadn’t always been on the best of terms with this particular person but you’d hoped today would be different. But when they dragged up past incidents and arguments to purposely get at you, you immediately regretted agreeing to meet them. You were supposed to meet Jennie for food afterwards, but you text her and asked if you could come to the dorms instead because you desperately needed to get away from that toxic person. She instantly told you to get to the dorms as fast as you could. Knowing that you were upset, upset her and all she wanted as to make sure you were ok. The second you arrived, she pulled you into a hug and just held you there for a few minutes. 

Jennie would hate to see you sad or upset and would gladly do whatever you asked her to, if it cheered you up. She’d cuddle you all day and be extra adorable to help you forget about your terrible day.

Rose: 

It was just one of those days. Everyone had good and bad days and today was one of your bad days. You’d just felt pretty crappy all day, so when your girlfriend showed up unannounced, you immediately felt a bit better. You two were sitting on your bed and Rose noticed you were a bit off. She asked you what was wrong. When you shrugged and said you just had a bad day, she didn’t say anything and just opened her arms. You moved closer to her and let her wrap her arms around you. After a few minutes, she teased you a little bit about how needy you were but she honestly didn’t mind.

Rose would just know you had a bad day and would also know that her cuddles would help cheer you up. She’d spend a good while cuddling you, then suggest you do something to get your mind off it. If you weren’t up to it, she’d be understanding and would spend the rest of the day cuddling you.

Lisa:

Work had been a complete nightmare. Your boss was ten times the asshole he normally is and made you stay 3 hours longer than usual, making you miss your date with Lisa. When you finally got home, Lisa was sprawled out on your couch on her phone. She pounced on you the second she saw you. You gladly hugged her back. After a few seconds, Lisa tried to pull away but you held onto her. She was confused for a few seconds before it hit her and she put her arms back around you.

“Bad day?” she asked. You just nodded and then she nodded in understanding. She started shuffling backwards towards the couch with you still attached to her. She fell back onto the couch, pulling you with her, causing you both to laugh. You’d just lie there and talk about anything and everything and you’d soon forget about the terrible day you had.

Lisa seems like the type that would literally melt if you asked or wanted to just cuddle all day. If you hadn’t been dating for that long, she might be a little awkward but if you’d been dating for a while, she’d jump at the chance to cuddle you all day. She’d get so soft and fluffy about the whole and would love that you came to her for comfort.

~A/N~ Requests for reactions are open.

anonymous asked:

what do you think about the fan idea that ruby is actually qrows kid instead of taiyang?

i’m perfectly happy with the Branwen/Xiao Long/Rose family as it is right now. I like that he’s her loving and super caring uncle. IF it happened and if it turned out that he was her father, I wouldn’t be upset - but I think we’re good where we’re at right now. 

I will say, people get oddly heated about this subject so I tend to stay out of it. Qrow/Ruby’s relationship is high quality though. One of the best in the series. 

Imagine This:

An AU where the Beta kids actually grew up. For whatever reason, Dave, Rose, and John end up living in the same city, so to save money (because they’re all just starting out and are broke as shit) they move in together. Then Jade turns out to need someplace to stay while she goes to college in THE SAME FUCKIN’ CITY, so she moves in with them - and brings Bec.

Every time Jade goes to cook anything that involves a sauce pan, she has to get it back from Dave, who keeps using it as a cereal bowl.

Everyone checks their beds nightly after the first week because John kept leaving water ballons under the covers.

Dave and Bec don’t get along from day one. They hate each other. Now Dave has to keep his shoes in his closet or Bec seeks them out and destroys them.

Rose keeps leaving pamphlet for what mental problems she thinks the others have all around the house with the person’s name written on them in silver Sharpe. Jade ignores them. John always reads through the entire thing. Dave tears them up and flushes the pieces down the toilet.

Everyone’s always super busy, so John talks to Bec about his troubles. John and Bec are now hella close.

Dave borrows John’s shoes when he finds his own in pieces. Bec won’t eat John’s shoes, though, no matter how much Dave wears them. John once gave Dave a pair of his shoes in an attempt to outsmart the dog. The shoes had been eaten by the same time the next day.

Dave isn’t allowed to go shopping alone because he only gets things he can stash in his closet. He’s working on this.

John isn’t allowed to pick out a movie for everyone to watch without Rose or Jade because no one wants to sit through another one of his choice shitty movies. Dave isn’t allowed to help him because he just gets him to pick the worst movie they have access to.

Jade comes home with frogs sometimes and keeps them as pets. She now has a tank with about 10 frogs.

Dave is terrified of Jade’s squiddles and will do everything he can do avoid having physical contact with them. He also refuses to tell Jade because he’s convinced it would upset her.

Rose buys a haunted doll off the Internet and is disappointed when it’s not really haunted.

John can bake like it’s no one’s business, but only does so for special occasions because he hates the very smell of his own creations.

If anyone thinks of more, feel free to add on to this.

masako-moonshade  asked:

Oh, here's one for you: Juno and Peter and linguistic differences between them.

yo okay this is SUPER LATE I am sorry and also it’s going to be in this casual format instead of ficlet format bc i am incredibly tired. okay, so I am a little babby linguistics freshman, with a lot more enthusiasm than experience. just warning you.

anyway. juno is hyperion city, born and raised. as a kid, he grew up speaking old town slang, a dialect that the rest of the city 100% looked down on. (out of him, sasha, and mick, sasha was the first and only one to purposefully lose her old town accent. mick never thought to try and stop, and juno felt like he couldn’t. in his mind, he’s always going to be an old town gutter brat no matter how pretty his words are.) he speaks a little more carefully now - it pays to be able to convince your employers you’re from literally anywhere other than there. but he still falls back into it when he gets upset, sometimes. he tries not to, even if he won’t admit that he’s trying.

nureyev, he collects accents and dialects like other people collect candles or snowglobes. duke rose has the intonation of any one of what passes for the outer rim’s social elites, rex glass’s voice is indistinguishable from the rest of the humans born and raised on saturn’s rings, and he has a thousand more identities native to a hundred different cities. peter nureyev, though. he’s almost not sure what he sounds like anymore.

“Jo Grant is useless!” “Jo Grant is a sexist stereotype!” “She’s just there to tell the Doctor how clever he is!” “All she does is scream and need to be rescued by the Doctor!”

If you know anything at all about Jo you’ve probably heard at least one of the above statements at some point. People will often compare Jo to the two powerful, overtly feminist companions she comes between (Liz Shaw and Sarah Jane Smith) and decide she falls short and must be there simply to look pretty and act dumb

All those people are totally, completely wrong.

Here’s the thing: Jo did replace Liz for really sexist reasons. The writers thought Liz was “too smart” because she was the Doctor’s equal rather than someone who would just follow along asking questions. So Liz was dropped (though Caroline John would’ve probably left anyway due to her pregnancy). The character of Jo was created to replace her, and established as someone who definitely wasn’t on the same scientific level as the Doctor.

However, in spite of the sexism behind this, Jo is still a very strong character and I would argue that while she may not surpass the Doctor in the intellectual fields, she’s consistently shown to surpass him in pretty much everything else. She’s kinder than him, braver than him, more determined than him, and less dependent on him than he is on her.

And while she’s no scientist, she’s not stupid either and we see her gradually grow more knowledgeable in scientific matters (in The Time Monster, for example, when she guesses exactly what the device the Doctor built does).

She’s resourceful (remember that she does happen to be a fully qualified UNIT agent who has studied escapology) and frequently gets the Doctor out of tight jams. She doesn’t hang around waiting for someone to tell her what to do—she uses her own initiative many times, sometimes with good results (such as when she frees the Doctor in The Sea Devils) and sometimes with bad results (when she tracks down the Master on her own in Terror of the Autons—though note that she does succeed in finding him, and by Frontier in Space she’s become immune to his hypnotism).

She has far more agency than she gets credit for. She knows what she wants and isn’t shy about getting it. In her first episode we learn she got her job with UNIT by asking her well-connected uncle for it, but she’s also immediately willing to do all the hard work involved. The first thing she does is try to put out a fire—no screaming involved, she just grabs the fire extinguisher and puts it out. It turns out she’s actually ruined one of the Doctor’s projects, but her eagerness and sweet personality win him over so quickly that he doesn’t have the heart to fire her. In The Mind of Evil, during a prison riot, she grabs the gun from the prisoner holding her hostage and turns the situation around, covering the prisoners with it and then casually handing them over to the governor.

In The Curse of Peladon, King Peladon offers her a life of luxury as his queen, but she turns him down. She also turns down Latep in Planet of the Daleks—who asks her to stay with him on Skaro—because she’s more interested in her own life on Earth. When she accepts Cliff’s offer of marriage in The Green Death, it’s not on a whim but something she genuinely wants. She isn’t willing to settle for just anyone.

When she and the Doctor visit the sexist Draconians in Frontier in Space, one of them tells her to not to speak, and her response is simply to tell him to be quiet so she can carry on talking. Later she remarks, “I think it’s about time women’s lib was brought to Draconia.” And yet people claim she’s less feminist than Sarah Jane.

Jo is passionate above all else, and it shows in everything she does. She throws herself into her work, she enjoys life very much, and she’s incredibly compassionate and driven to do good. In The Mind of Evil she takes care of the Doctor after his ordeal with the Keller Machine and treats the prisoner Barnham very kindly, showing more concern for him than anyone else does. She brings a captured Ogron a banana in Frontier in Space, showing kindness to a species even the Doctor treats with contempt. Her compassion is so strong that she tries to sacrifice her own life in The Daemons to save the Doctor, asking Azal to kill her in his place. This action is what ultimately saves them all, because Azal can’t comprehend her behaviour. And finally, she chooses to leave the Doctor because she wants to save the planet the old-fashioned way—not by going into space and fighting aliens, but through simple ground level activism.

Perhaps the most profound example of her strong spirit and her bravery is The Time Monster, when the Master’s actions threaten to destroy the entire universe. She’s trapped aboard his TARDIS, and the only way to stop him is for the Doctor to time ram the two vessels, which will kill all three of them. The Doctor threatens to do it, but the Master calls his bluff, pointing out that the Doctor doesn’t have it in him to destroy Jo. Jo has no such qualms and time rams the TARDISes herself, even though she knows it’ll kill her and her best friend. She believes it’s worth it to save the rest of the universe. “Think of all those millions of people who’ll die,” she says. “Think of all those millions of people who’ll never be born!” The three of them do survive through the intervention of Kronos, but that doesn’t take anything away from Jo’s decision to destroy the two TARDISes—a decision the Doctor himself wasn’t able to make.

Despite his strong desire to be free of his exile, the Doctor is clearly the most dependent one in their relationship. He worries that she might choose to stay with Peladon, and when he finally gets his freedom in The Three Doctors, Jo is sad but willing to accept that he probably wants to leave, but he instead chooses to remain with UNIT (which shows some great character development for Three, who lied to Liz to get her to give him the TARDIS key in his first serial and tried to abandon them all). In the end, it’s not the Doctor who leaves Jo but Jo who leaves the Doctor. She makes the decision to part ways, and he is clearly the one most affected by it, and can’t even stay for the rest of the party. It’s such a simple companion departure—no tragedy involved, just leaving to get married—and yet it remains one of the most heart-breaking moments in Classic Who. We rarely see the Doctor so upset over a companion’s exit.

I don’t understand how anyone who’s seen Jo’s episodes can say she’s a useless character. This is so obviously false when you examine her actions. She may not be Ace beating a Dalek with a baseball bat or Rose absorbing the time vortex, but she doesn’t have to be. She has a quiet, gentle heroism that’s just as valid. Dismissing her as the epitome of the sexist “screaming girl” stereotype misses everything important about her character.

fredericksburg 8/31/16

can you hear the sirens over the music? can you hear them asking not if the grass is greener but why? not sure why there’s a feeling behind not being best friends on snapchat anymore but there is one. i wanted to say something to you something beautiful but i’m pretending i forgot what it was. are you listening are you all ears can you hear me darling? all these questions are so subtly upsetting all this slow motion can’t you see the waist high grass and what it’s saying. it doesn’t feel right. this version of the story where no one gets lemonade. it seems like it never ends. richard saying sorry about the blood and no one is laughing not a soul. because i’m sorry too. you rose from the water and said something. and to this day i’m not sure what it was. or were you coming down the stairs in a green dress. or was the tide going out. i can keep pretending. i tell people at bus stops and behind cash registers that i’m fine. i should be, it’s been months. and we know all the facts. right? once upon a riverbed i watched you trace your finger in the water like you believed in something. i have seen you picking at the edges of clothing even staring out windows, that look on your face like you were waiting for something beautiful to happen around you and it never did. the unfortunate thing is i am still here and i saw the explosions myself. you could have heard them for miles. even you, could’ve heard them. if only you were around. if only you were still listening.

Reasons why Garnet is the best of the Gems:

1.) She believes in Steven. Not once has she ever said he can’t do something, whereas Pearl is constantly shooting him down and basically saying he’s inept.

2.) “Small hands, my one weakness”. She and Steven both know how badass she is and yet she still acknowledges that Steven is in fact a kid and kids need to have play like this.

3.) She doesn’t upset his funky flow. When he has that crazy-ass idea of what she did for the day, she doesn’t shoot him down and call his idea stupid like Pearl would. She keeps Amethyst and Pearl from ruining his date with Connie (even though it turned out dangerous).

4.) “Oh Steven. We already love you.” Literally neither Pearl or Amethyst have said that to him. Pearl sort of resents him, and Amethyst just wants someone to play with. Garnet is the only Gem who has never once been thoroughly upset with him.

5.) She’s the product of lesbian rock love.

6.) She’s the one who had the idea of the fake onstacle course for Steven so he could believe in himself again.

7.) She sees him as STEVEN and not just a different version of Rose. Pearl focuses too hard on Rose and everything she did. I.e. when they find out about Lion, Pearl flips her shit but Garnet’s just like “aight”. Amethyst is still angry that Rose is gone and can’t get over it, i.e. she turns into Rose to hurt Greg’s feelings. Garnet rarely mentions Rose except when it would make Steven appreciate his mom more.

8.) She broke the duplicator wand. Pearl would have just hidden it again and Amethyst would have stolen it again probably. Garnet saw it for how dangerous it was and destroyed it.

9.) “It makes me feel important.” She’s big and stoic and tough but she still has her playful side. It’s not overly playful like Anethyst, but it’s a good level.

10.) She gives him her future vision power to let him make his own decision to actually teach him responsibility instead of just lecturing him.

11.) She didn’t go on the date with jaime out of obligation. She’s not stringing him along, not giving him false hope. She just said no. That’s not something women nowadays are good at doing.
Prince!S.Coups AU

This was requested by someone~! So whoever requested it, here you go. I’m sorry it’s not as cute or fluffy as my other AUs ;; 

Dt:  @seung-seoul and @frootscoups because they’re great and I secretly love them but shhhh 

 @kikhwa

  • Never avoids his princely duties and makes sure that he completes his work with precision and quality
  • Will wear basically anything that makes him look good tbh (and he looks good in anything he wears)
  • Very active and sporty and really likes to spend his time outside so he begged his parents (the king and queen, obviously) to put in a basketball court near the royal gardens
  • Whenever he’s outside in the royal gardens, he always talks to gardener!Jeonghan and tries to convince him to play basketball with him but almost always gets rejected
  • Very greasy. He’s known to the workers in the castle as the “flirty, greasy prince” because whenever he passes by one of the servants he always winks or smirks at them because he just enjoys the way they all get flustered
  • Seungcheol’s father doesn’t like that he basically flirts with all the workers but then he’s also a bit pleased because it means that his son is a charming prince
  • The King starts to arrange for royals from other kingdoms to come over and meet Seungcheol in the hopes that he will find someone he likes and will marry them
  • Tbh Seungcheol doesn’t really like the idea of other royals coming over and meeting him but he doesn’t want to upset his father so he just acts like his normal, charming self and all the royals love him but he doesn’t really show any interest in any of them
  • But then his father keeps pressuring him and he gets really upset so he just goes to the courts and shoots some hoops
  • You’re one of the gardeners and you work alongside Jeonghan, usually tending to the flowers and rose bushes and you spot Prince!Seungcheol playing basketball on the court and you notice he seems a little more upset than usual so you decide to say something about it
  • You just look to your side and say to Jeonghan, “Hey, is the prince alright? He seems kind of upset…” and Jeonghan looks over at him and is like “He does seem upset. Maybe I should go—“ but then butler!Joshua comes over and is like Dino is dancing in the ballroom again, we need to get him out of there before Jihoon scolds him and Jeonghan just sighs and nods, taking off his gloves and follows Joshua into the castle before suggesting that you go and check on the prince
  • You’re kind of hesitant to go over to the prince because you’ve never talked to him before but you know he has a reputation of being a flirt. Plus, would he get upset if you bothered him? You’ve seen him talk to gardener!Jeonghan once and he seemed pretty nice, even a bit dorky, but he’s a prince!! Is it really okay for you to go and talk to him?
  • It takes you five minutes to make up your mind and so you put down your plow and just slowly make your way over to the courts
  • You end up standing there awkwardly for a little while because Prince!Seungcheol is too focused to notice you so you just clear your throat and he turns to look at you, surprised, and tucks the basketball under his arm
  • You’re just like “U-uhm…P-Prince Seungcheol? Is everything alright? Y-you seem a bit upset…” and Seungcheol is just looking at you kind of confused because it is his first time seeing you and you’re covered in dirt and your hair is messy but you still look stunning and he’s kind of amazed and speechless before he remembers he’s a prince and he has to keep up appearance so he’s just like “Huh? Oh, yeah, I’m fine, thanks. Why? Were you worried about me? I’m honored that such a beautiful thing like yourself would care for me” and you’re just like “I-I..o-oh, uhm..I…I just thought that you seemed a bit upset…I-I..okay, I-I’m just go-going to go now…” and then you speed off red-faced and Seungcheol just laughs
  • Truthfully, he had been a bit upset, but then after you, the cute little gardener, checked up on him he feels a bit better
  • Thinks about you a lot after that fateful day. He knows that you’re a gardener because you were covered in dirt and wore the same gloves gardener!Jeonghan wears whenever he works in the garden (unless you’re just a really really really dirty servant like Dino)
  • Goes into the gardens and just sits next to gardener!Jeonghan, who is planting some seeds in the soil. Seungcheol is pretty silent for a while because he doesn’t know how to ask Jeonghan the question that he has so Jeonghan just goes “Are you alright?” and Seungcheol is just like “yeah, of course I’m alright. Why?” and Jeonghan just goes “you seemed pretty upset the other day. I was going to go and check up on you but I had to make sure Dino didn’t get in trouble again”
  • Seungcheol goes “yeah, it’s alright. A really cute gardener checked up on me….Do you know who it is?”
  • Jeonghan briefly pauses before continuing on with his work and is like “yeah, I know them.”
  • He gives Seungcheol your name and points over to the rose bushes where you’re watering the roses and he hears Seungcheol take a deep breath before he gets up and walks over to you and Jeonghan just watches him leave, wondering what the heck he’s about to do
  • When you notice Seungcheol standing next to you, you bow to him respectfully before continuing to water the plants and Seungcheol just goes “out of all the flowers in this garden, you are the most captivating” AND YOU ALMOST CHOKE ON YOUR OWN SPIT BECAUSE W O W YOU WEREN’T EXPECTING THAT !!!
  • Laughs at your expression because you’re honestly so cute omg stop it he can’t handle the cuteness
  • Comes to visit you everyday in the gardens and acts like his greasy, flirty self and gardener!Jeonghan always watches from the distance with a small smile, like a mother watching her son fall in love with the cute neighbor
  • Seungcheol’s father is still pestering Seungcheol about finding someone to marry like “Why don’t you pick one of the royals that are dying to marry you?”
  • Seungcheol is simply like “I don’t like them” and his dad is like “Why not? They’re all rich, attractive, and have a high social status!!”
  • Yeah, sure they’re all rich. And they look really attractive with their painted faces, expensive clothes and jewelry, and have a high social status, but that’s not really what Seungcheol likes. And he tells his father that.
  • “Well, what do you like?” his father asks.
  • “I like someone who is naturally attractive. Someone who could be wearing heavy work clothes, covered in dirt, have messy hair and still look beautiful because their smile shines brighter than the sun. Someone who is more elegant and precious than the most perfect rose. Someone who acts like themselves no matter if you’re a royal or a commoner.”
  • (psst~ if you didn’t know, he is talking about you~)
  • His father is just like “there can’t possibly be a person like that in the world” but he’s wrong. He is so so so wrong because Seungcheol has met that person before, and that person is currently working out in the garden ((IT IS NOT JEONGHAN, YOU JEONGCHEOL SHIPPERS))
  • Leaves his father and races out into the gardens so that he can hang out with you
  • The King strolls around the gardens one day because he needs a little breather but then he hears laughing and sees you and Seungcheol hanging out by the rose bushes
  • He sees the bright smile on Seungcheol’s face and suddenly understands that his son’s ideal person is actually real and they work for him in the royal gardens.
  • The King goes to ask Jeonghan about you (because he trusts Jeonghan like seriously that dude is an angel and angels never lie) and when Jeonghan tells him how great you are, the king makes a decision
  • All of the royal suitors are called off
  • When Seungcheol tells you the news, you let out an unintentional sigh of relief and Seungcheol is like “what, are you glad that someone else isn’t going to steal me away from you?” and you’re like “w-what??? N-no!! I-I’m just glad that some unfortunate royal won’t have to be forced to marry you!!”
  • Seungcheol just laughs because you’re so flustered and embarrassed and it’s just so cute
  • Jeonghan is not surprised at all that the King called off the royal suitors because he knows what you’re like and you are very very likable. Also, he’s glad that all his hard work paid off
  • What do I mean by “his hard work paid off”? Well, let’s just say that Dino wasn’t actually dancing in the ballroom and Joshua was his partner-in-crime (he basically set you and Seungcheol up but shhh)
  • Prince!Seungcheol is just a flirty, greasy guy who works hard and plays hard. Although he’s pretty confident, he gets a bit dorky when it comes to you. He doesn’t want to meet any royal suitors because he already knows exactly who he wants to marry one day, and he’s working hard to make sure that when he proposes, that person will say yes (the person is you shhh). To him, you’re better than all the royals that want to marry him. You’re more beautiful than all the exotic flowers in the garden, and you’re more precious than the entire kingdom. All he wants to do is hang out with you in the gardens and admire how beautiful you look in the sunlight

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honestly, the more i think about mr. greg, and that greg/rose/pearl triangle in general, the more upsetting i find it. and not in the way the writers intended.

my problem, summed up, is that pearl is the only one presented as wrong.

on one hand, mr greg dealt heavily with pearl’s grief and her trying to move on from it – and it was nicely handled, as well as very emotional. watching it, i felt that the crux of the matter wasn’t that she has to move on to get along with greg, it’s that she has to move on, and being able to get along with greg is indication of that progress. however, analyzing it from a narrative standpoint, the line between the two gets incredibly blurred – because as it was written, the point of the episode is for pearl and greg to get along, and exploring pearl’s grief was a stop in that road. not the other way around.

and thinking about it, throughout this whole love triangle narrative, the ‘blame’ has always been placed on pearl. objectively, greg is the villain here – and before people jump up to greg’s defense and call me a man hater, i like greg, and i don’t think he’s a bad person. but he butted into rose and pearl’s millennia-long relationship, knowing they were together, knowing what it meant to pearl, and still went 'eh. fuck it. i want rose and i don’t give a shit’. that is objectively the way this thing happened, and yet when you look at fandom, practically no one sees any issue with greg, while pearl is 'salty’ and 'bitter’ and 'a bitch’.

that’s not just a problem with the fandom. it’s a problem with the canon. the two flashback episodes regarding the greg/rose/pearl situation were from greg’s point of view, with him as the hero, and pearl as the villain. it does not for a moment occur to young greg to feel guilt over what he’s doing, nor does the story paint him in a light where he should. 'story for steven’ shows their first meeting as a dreamlike fairytale moment, with pearl’s only role there being to whine and stomp her foot in a way that’s meant to make the audience laugh at her. and while 'we need to talk’ burst that fairytale illusion and made rose and greg’s relationship far more real, weighted and nuanced – it also came at the expense of straight out placing pearl as the villain. the opening scene to that flashback is rose and greg spending time together, and pearl butting in, ruining it, and acting all smug. this is what cemented her in many fans’ head as the bitch trying to ruin a mutual, loving relationship, when greg was the one who did that. but you don’t see greg being an asshole, oh, no, he’s just a good guy trying to get to know rose and understand her feelings better.

why? i’m sorry, but why on earth am i supposed to sympathize with greg in this situation? because he’s steven’s dad and he’s a good guy and the audience needs to love him no matter what? why are the crystal gems’ faults, and particularly pearl’s, explored in depth and laid out plainly, while greg was shown to do exactly one wrong thing in the history of the show, back in season one when he faked his injury?

if this was a real life situation – if you had a friend who was happily married to another woman for fifteen years, and then had her marriage broken up by a man who knew of it and seduced her wife away anyway – would you be telling your friend to get over it and make peace with that man? or would you be telling her 'holy shit, that guy’s a sleazy selfish asshole, fuck him’? so why does pearl have to? 'for steven’, the show explicitly answers, but that’s just not a good enough answer. she has been making a great effort to act civil towards greg this whole time for steven’s sake, and her lack of a meaningful, positive relationship to him never stopped her from serving as an extremely devoted and caring mother figure for steven. so, again: why does pearl have to befriend greg?

and of course, in this episode, the blame is once again on her: greg is a good guy, he’s willing to let go and move on, he wants to be on good terms with pearl! but pearl has to throw that tantrum and ruin everyone’s fun. and then SHE has to go and reflect on her actions and her feelings, and ask herself why she can’t do better, and get over her grief and her bitterness and her jealousy and learn to make peace with what happened. it was pearl’s responsibility to suck it up and move on, despite there being no good reason why she’d be obligated to. greg didn’t have to do anything. when at the end of the episode he finally, for half a second, begins to express actual guilt for his actions – pearl immediately waves it off, saying it’s none of his fault. so of course, the audience is also meant to sympathize with greg, and feel sad over his guilt despite it being completely warranted. of course he should be guilty, and of course it’s his fucking fault. yes, rose always did do what she wanted, but it takes two to tango, and a less selfish person with stronger morals would’ve rejected that relationship once he realized it’d come at the expense of another, long-established one.

but nope. we are still supposed to walk out of this episode with the impression greg did nothing wrong.

how ass-backwards is this?

RFA + V + Unknown Headcanons - Apologies

inspired by @mystic-imagination-messenger thank you for writing so much MM goodness for us! I had this idea brewing in my head for awhile before I realized you had already done a similar prompt, sorry ;~;

Scenario: How would each RFA member apologize after a big argument or realizing that they f*cked up?


Yoosung:

  • immediately after, he realized he was wrong and oh god he shouldn’t have what should he do?!
  • 11/10 starts crying
  • Trying to say sorry, but the poor boy can’t even get the words out
  • Wants to hug you but is too scared, he knows he did a bad boo boo and god why did he do that how could he have been so stupid??
  • …the tears just keep pouring out and he’s so nervous he starts to stutter and his words come out so garbled and nonsensical it’s like he’s typo’ing IRL you can barely understand him
  • you have to hold back laughter and try to keep a serious face on even though in your heart you’ve already forgiven him
  • sobs into your shoulder while promising he’d never do it again and you end up having to comfort him

Jaehee:

  • Usually she knows not to let her emotions get the better of her, but she got caught up in the heat of the moment because you’re the only one who can affect her like that
  • really she only said those things because she has such high expectations of you
  • but she realizes it was unfair
  • and now she feels incredibly guilty
  • Gently knocks on your door, quietly waits until you’re willing to see her and hear what she has to say
  • Brings you a perfectly-brewed cup of coffee and a blanket
  • While you’re taking sips, she takes a deep breath and apologizes for her behavior
  • She’s also managed to write up a full 10-page report with the first few pages detailing a plan on how and why she will never make that mistake again and the remaining pages filled with how much she adores you, all the little things she loves about you and how she hopes you’ll accept her apology but that she understands if you can’t forgive her because she doesn’t deserve you
  • You can’t believe she did that but you read it anyway and it brings a smile to your face because she’s poured all her feelings into it and filled it with sappy things she’s usually too embarrassed to say
  • You keep it hidden away but you like to pull it out when she’s not home and read it again and again

Zen:

  • All he remembers is that he was really mad but now he can’t even remember why
  • he feels so bad he never should have yelled at you
  • if anybody else had raised their voice against you he would’ve punched them so now he’s seriously debating punching himself and the only thing stopping him is that the director would kill him and he kinda needs the job
  • He’s so moody and restless he can’t even focus at work and the director sends him home early
  • Uses this time to plan something elaborate and when you get home he surprises you with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a heart shaped box of chocolates
  • …while dressed in a black and white striped prisoner’s outfit that he stole from work because “I should be jailed for committing such an atrocious crime against you, please forgive me my princess
  • Sings a really sappy love song to you and ends it with “I’m sorry” whispered in your ear followed by a gentle kiss on your cheek
  • You forgive him of course how could you not when he started kissing everywhere else too

Jumin

  • The stubborn oaf didn’t even think he was wrong at all
  • He was just trying to protect you why would you even be mad at him for
  • You give him the cold shoulder for a few days until you realized it was up to you to show him what he did wrong, because it doesn’t matter if the entire RFA tells him he was wrong, he won’t listen to anyone except you
  • You patiently wait for a chance and one day you find it while he was talking about some company business, and you use the context as the perfect analogy to calmly explain to him why you were upset before
  • it clicks and he finally gets it, and is horrified that’s how he made you feel and vows never to do it again
  • the next day your apartment is filled with 10,000 red roses cuz Regret Ham knows no chill
  • like you could smell it while you were still a block away from the door
  • he shows up at your door right after you arrive, hands you a crisp white envelope with your name elegantly penned on it in his handwriting
  • Inside the envelope is a blank itinerary
  • He tells you that he’s cleared out his schedule and for the next 48 hours he was completely yours and would take you wherever you wanted to go and do whatever you wanted him to do
  • You briefly debate telling him to dress up in an embarrassing outfit and dance the macarena but what ended up happening was you both end up not leaving bed for the next 48 hours
  • True to his word though he never made that same mistake again

707

  • It’s not really apparent because he’s usually always joking around but the boy has a temper
  • he accidentally loses it one day and needs some time alone to cool down
  • But soon realizes that welp, he done goofed and he feels so so bad and guilty he doesn’t sleep at all
  • Creeps back into your room and notices you had cried yourself to sleep
  • Unlike Zen he does punch himself and it takes him so much to stop himself from crawling into bed and curling up next to you and holding you tight but he doesn’t want to risk waking you up
  • When you finally wake up, you discover he’s built a fort around you in the form of offerings of honey buddha chips and Dr. Pepper and also a mountain of mint chocolates because he knows you love them so much
  • You dig your way out of the giant wall of offerings and see him sitting cross legged on the floor his eyes puffy from crying and his hands fidgeting nonstop
  • All he can do is mumble “I’m sorry I’m sorry” over and over again and he’s so scared you’re going to leave him
  • When you tell him you forgive him he looks like he might cry again and envelops you in the biggest bear hug
  • You thought that was it but when you turned on your laptop it burst into a 30-minute long animation of a cartoon Seven shouting out the words “I’M SORRY” in every possible language on earth
  • and when you checked your phone the same thing happened and it puts a big goofy smile on your face

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sonshearst  asked:

What ships are still canon as of the gigapause? Like, nepeta and equius were still moirails when they died, but dirk and jake broke up.

Okay, well, I’ll go through the people/relationships we know about, and how they ended up. (Note: I may get some relationships wrong, as I specify what I feel it’s like if I don’t recall any specific mention of what quadrant they’re in. Please correct me if I get any of this wrong, preferably with the link to the page where it’s confirmed.)

ALSO! These are just the ones from the alpha timeline. All things considered, there are probably a bunch of different timelines where things turned out different than this, and different characters became closer than the ones here did.

John:

John did not seem to have any particular romantic interests, although he didn’t seem particularly upset about the idea of marrying Rose when the subject was brought up.

John possibly has a crush on Roxy.

As of now, he has no romantic relationships.

Rose:

Kanaya and Rose are dating- though I’m unsure if they use the term ‘matesprits’ to describe themselves or not.

Rose wanted to be an auspistice between Terezi and Gamzee, though it didn’t work out in the end.

As of now, Rose and Kanaya are dating.

Dave:

His sprite version (Davesprite) was dating Jade at some point, although he broke it off. It was implied before this that Dave may have romantic feelings toward her, though they were never pursed by Alpha Dave.

Terezi and Dave were dating (most likely considered to be flushed by Terezi, though Dave didn’t seem to be putting quadrants into it.) They broke up because Terezi was dating Gamzee, and he couldn’t really deal with troll quadrants. Note: He mentions that he isn’t angry with her, and that they broke up on good terms. It just wasn’t something he could handle.

He calls Jane “hot,” as well, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.

As of now, he has no romantic relationships.

Jade:

Jade was dating Davesprite at one point, but he broke it off.

As of now, she does not have any romantic relationships.

Jane:

Jane had a crush on Jake, but she was never able to explain it to him at first. Now that she’s mind controlled, she is kind of forcing him to be her husband?

As of now, she has no romantic relationships. Unless you count her thing with Jake but?? I don’t really count that as a relationship.

Jake:

Dirk and Jake were boyfriends, though he seems to have started getting irritated with him and ignoring his messages. Dirk broke up with Jake.

He had a crush on Aranea at one point.

Jake does not have any romantic relationships at the moment, unless you count mind-controlled Jane forcing him to be her husband. (Which I do not.

Roxy:

Roxy had a crush on Jake, but abandoned it when she learned that Jane liked him.

She also had a (seemingly much bigger) crush on Dirk, but as dirk only likes boys, it didn’t work out.

Roxy possibly has a crush on John.

As of now, Roxy has no romantic relationships.

Dirk:

Dirk had a crush  on Jake, and they were boyfriends at one point, though Jake seems to have started getting irritated with him and ignoring his messages. Dirk broke up with Jake.

As of now he does not have any romantic relationships.

Aradia:

We know that she was probably involved with Sollux at one point, as either a matesprit or moirail. After she died, they were no longer together, and as of now we have no idea what their relationship is or if they got back together. But they do still seem to like each other, if only as friends.

We know that Equius was infatuated with her, and that they had some weird heart/spade fluctuation going. It’s implied that since she came back to life, this is no longer the case- though even when she was a robot it was questionable how long their thing even lasted, seeing as they only kissed once and after that Aradia showed little interest. Equius does seem to imply that they were together up until she exploded, though, since he’s particularly hurt that she didn’t say goodbye to him before she did.

So as of now, we have no idea if Sollux and Aradia are together in any way, and it is unlikely that she and Equius are still together in any way.

Tavros:

Tavros has had a crush on Jade, but she didn’t feel the same in the first place, so I’m not sure if that can really be counted.

Tavros and Vriska were together, but he broke up with her.

As of now, he doesn’t seem to be involved with anyone romantically.

Sollux:

We know that he was probably involved with Aradia at one point, as either a matesprit or moirail. After she died, they were no longer together, and as of now we have no idea what their relationship is or if they got back together. But they do still seem to like each other, if only as friends.

Sollux and Feferi were matesprits. It’s implied that they aren’t anymore, as it’s mentioned he “used to be” her matespirt. It’s unclear whether it’s because they broke up or because they’re both fused with another troll now, but it’s most likely the latter.

As of now, it’s unclear whether Sollux and Aradia got are together in any way, and it’s unclear if Sollux and Feferi are still together.

Karkat:

He and Terezi were matesprits, though he often tried to shift it into other quadrants, as well. Even though he probably didn’t realize he was doing this at the time. As of now, they’re not together, although Karkat still has feelings for her.

(Note: Karkat explicitly states that he doesn’t want her to ever feel like he’s trying to redeem himself or get back together with her when he does things for/with her/tells her she’s pretty/ect, he just wants her to be happy and feel good about herself. He is no longer trying to pursue a romantic relationship with her.)

Karkat had a black crush on John, but quickly abandoned it. When it’s brought up, he mentions it being embarrassing and stupid, and that he wasn’t really thinking straight.

Karkat and Gamzee were moirails, but Gamzee broke it off. Karkat mentions that he wasn’t really holding up his end of the deal, anyway, and that he’s not really that hurt by it.

As of now, Karkat is not in a romantic relationship with anyone, although he does still have feelings for Terezi.

Nepeta:

Nepeta and Equius are moirails, and it’s likely that even in the dreambubbles they are, as well. They’re pretty much considered to be soulmates, said to be “made for one another,” so I would highly doubt that they broke up.

Nepeta has a crush on Karkat, (of the red variety) although she seems to understand that he doesn’t like her back and doesn’t actually seek to pursue a romantic relationship with him.

As of now, Nepeta is most likely still moirails with Equius, and has no other romantic relationships.

Kanaya:

Kanaya and Vriska were moirails, although Kanaya had flushed feelings for Vriska and ultimately ended up abandoning their relationship. It’s implied that Kanaya never actually told Vriska that they were breaking up, and instead just stopped talking to her.

Kanaya and Rose are dating- though I’m unsure if they use the term ‘matesprits’ to describe themselves or not. As of now, they still seem to be together.

Kanaya is said to be the ‘two wheel device’ when it comes to being an auspistice. This implies that she has mediated between several different people in the past, though the only one we see is that Eridan wants her to be his and Vriska’s auspistice, and then when she wants to mediate between Karkat and Gamzee.

As of now, Kanaya is dating Rose, and doesn’t have any other romantic relationships.

Terezi:

She and Karkat were matesprits, though Karkat often tried to shift it into other quadrants, as well. Even though he probably didn’t realize he was doing this at the time. As of now, they’re not together, although Karkat still has feelings for her. It is unclear if Terezi has feelings for him now or not, though she does seem to care about him.

She and Dave were dating (most likely considered to be flushed, though Dave didn’t seem to be putting quadrants into it.) They broke up because Terezi was dating Gamzee, and he couldn’t really deal with troll quadrants. Note: He mentions that he isn’t angry with her, and that they broke up on good terms. It just wasn’t something he could handle.

Terezi and Gamzee were in a (particularly unhealthy) black relationship. She seems to want to leave him, but is also dependent on him at the same time. It’s hard to say whether or not they’re together now, though it seems as though Terezi had tried to end it. It is implied that each time she does, she’s kind of bullied back into staying with him (whether in a physical way or just by him fucking with her head.)

As of now, she is possibly still in a relationship with Gamzee, and does not have any other romantic relationships.

Vriska:

Kanaya and Vriska were moirails, although Kanaya had flushed feelings for Vriska and ultimately ended up abandoning their relationship. It’s implied that Kanaya never actually told Vriska that they were breaking up, and instead just stopped talking to her. Vriska later felt flushed feelings toward Kanaya, but they were never acted upon.

Vriska hated Tavros, and wanted a black relationship with him, but it didn’t work out very well. The one time they kissed, it was implied that it was unclear whether it was red or black. Tavros and Vriska were later together, (implied to be matesprits) but he broke up with her.

Vriska seemed to have flushed feelings for John, but they were never acted upon.

Eridan and Vriska were kismesises, but Vriska later got bored and broke it of.

Vriska has a crush on Nic Cage. I don’t think I really need to say that THAT didn’t work out.

As of now, she does not seem to be in a romantic relationship with anyone.

Equius:

Nepeta and Equius are moirails, and it’s likely that even in the dreambubbles they are, as well. They’re pretty much considered to be soulmates, said to be “made for one another,” so I would highly doubt that they broke up. Equius does however feel great regret for how things turned out when they died- how he didn’t protect her.

We know that Equius was infatuated with Aradia, and that they had some weird heart/spade fluctuation going. It’s implied that since she came back to life, this is no longer the case- though even when she was a robot it was questionable how long their thing even lasted, seeing as they only kissed once and after that Aradia showed little interest. Equius does seem to imply that they were together up until she exploded, though, since he’s particularly hurt that she didn’t say goodbye to him before she did.

Equius possibly had black feelings toward Gamzee? But this was never acted upon and is not really relevant.

As of now, he is probably still Nepeta’s moirail, but otherwise has no romantic relationships.

Gamzee:

Gamzee had flushed feelings toward Tavros, though Tavros seemed particularly weirded out by the suggestion and they never got together.

Karkat and Gamzee were moirails, but Gamzee broke it off.

Terezi and Gamzee were in a (particularly unhealthy) black relationship. She seems to want to leave him, but is also dependent on him at the same time. It’s hard to say whether or not they’re together now, though it seems as though Terezi had tried to end it. It is implied that each time she does, she’s kind of bullied back into staying with him (whether in a physical way or just by him fucking with her head.)

As of now, he is possibly still Terezi’s kismesis, and has no other romantic relationships.

Eridan:

Eridan and Vriska were kismesises, but Vriska later got bored and broke it of. Eridan still seemed to have black feelings toward her, and tried to do anything he could to get her to talk to him.

Eridan and Feferi were moirails, but he had red feelings toward her. Feferi eventually broke it off, as Eridan wasn’t a very good moirail it it was tiring trying to work with someone who wouldn’t listen to her. Eridan then spoke of wanting to be her matesprit, and she rejected him. Eridan seems to understand this, and is not angry with her. Contrary to popular belief, he isn’t bent on getting her to be his matesprit or obsessive over it.

It is possible that he had black feelings toward Sollux, but they never actually got together.

Eridan seemed to have black feelings for Rose, but it was later abandon after she blew up his computer.

He wanted Kanaya to mediate between himself and Vriska.

He hit on several other people, though I am leaving them out because they seemed more like “might as well try”s as compared to actually feeling for them. 

As of now, he does not have any romantic relationships.

Feferi:

Eridan and Feferi were moirails, but he had red feelings toward her. Feferi eventually broke it off, as Eridan wasn’t a very good moirail it it was tiring trying to work with someone who wouldn’t listen to her. Eridan then spoke of wanting to be her matesprit, and she rejected him.

Sollux and Feferi were matesprits. It’s implied that they aren’t anymore, as it’s mentioned he “used to be” her matespirt. It’s unclear whether it’s because they broke up or because they’re both fused with another troll now, but it’s most likely the latter.

As of now it’s unclear whether she and Sollux are still together.

Damara:

Damara and Rufioh were matesprits at one point, but he cheated on her with Horuss. They broke up after she found out about this.

She now speaks to everyone in a sexual manner, but doesn’t seem to be particularly interested in romantic relationships.

As of now Damara has no romantic relationships.

Rufioh:

Damara and Rufioh were matesprits at one point, but he cheated on her with Horuss. They broke up after she found out about this.

Horuss and Rufioh are matesprits, though he doesn’t seem to actually feel that way about him anymore.

As I don’t want to mention it with every single other person, all the other pre-scratch trolls are said to try to pursue him at least once, besides Meenah.

As of now, Rufioh is matesprits with Horuss.

Mituna:

Mituna and Kurloz are moirails.

Mituna and Latula are matesprits.

As of now, both of theses are still true.

Kankri:

Kankri has a flush crush on Latula, and makes some kind of disturbing comments to her. He has, however, taken a vow of celibacy, and refrains from romantic relationships altogether.

Kankri does not have any romantic relationships at the moment.

Meulin:

Meulin and Kurloz were matesprits once, but they broke it off after he made her deaf and then sewed his mouth closed.

Inspired by Nepeta and Equius’ relationship, Meulin is now moirails with Horuss.

Porrim:

It was mentioned that Porrim and Aranea were matesprits at one time, but they are not anymore.

It’s implied that Porrim and Latula had something, though it’s unclear whether it was romantic or just sexual.

She possibly has pale feelings for Kankri.

Porrim is said to have numerous, brief flings with people very often, though many specifics were not mentioned.

As of now, Porrim has no romantic relationships.

Latula:

It’s implied that Porrim and Latula had something, though it’s unclear whether it was romantic or just sexual.

Mituna and Latula are matesprits.

As of now Mituna and Latula are matesprits, and she has no other romantic relationships.

Aranea:

It was mentioned that Porrim and Aranea were matesprits at one time, but they are not anymore.

As of now, Aranea does not have any romantic relationships.

Horuss:

Horuss and Rufioh are matesprits, though Rufioh doesn’t seem to actually feel that way about him anymore.

Inspired by Nepeta and Equius’ relationship, Meulin is now moirails with Horuss.

As of now, both of these are true.

Kurloz:

Meulin and Kurloz were matesprits once, but they broke it off after he made her deaf and then sewed his mouth closed.

Mituna and Kurloz are moirails.

As of now, Mituna and Kurloz are moirails, and he has no other romantic relationships.

Cronus:

Cronus hits on just about everyone, and it does not seem that he’s had any romantic relationships.

As of now he is single.

Meenah:

Meenah has a flush crush on Karkat, but has not pursued it. It is possible that she no longer has it, seeing as they hadn’t talked since she mentioned the crush.

As of now, Meenah does not have any romantic relationships.

Russell T Davies Dialogue in Doctor Who

When I first saw Doctor Who, I was struck (amongst many other things) by how fresh and wonderful the dialogue was, miles beyond other TV shows. Three things to note about RTD’s dialogue:
1) witty, quippy dialogue that sounds natural and spontaneous
2) deeply emotional statements simply expressed
3) fitting and well-earned moments of lyricism

Under the cut, examples of this in Rose and Love & Monsters, as well as a few quotes from The Writer’s Tale

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anonymous asked:

imagine in another world, harry is the bachelor on an all men season: liam, louis, zayn, and niall are all contestants. tell me their fates

on the introductory night zayn is detached and claims his friends signed him up for it. louis and niall are the first in the kitchen pouring drinks. harry walks into the kitchen at the same time, straps on an apron, and talks about his past.. 

louis ends up drunk and pushes zayn into the pool while laughing even though zayn cant swim. liam patiently waits on the couch waiting for his turn to talk to harry…and when he gets a chance he drops a few ‘no homos’ while harry looks on charmed but confused since it’s a show about finding love. niall has a crowd around him by the end of the night where he’s magically found a guitar and is now playing a cover of wonderwall…harry likes his charisma and gives him the first impression rose. He takes Niall on the first date and things get steamy while they make a trip to the local pottery shop..

A few weeks later harry becomes worried that Niall’s charisma is going to lead to him stealing one of his men and decides to send him home. Niall leaves upset and distraught..

Harry is finding himself drawn to zayn and louis’ down to earth/chill personalities but can never find them because they’re always off smoking cigs in the backyard. They’re both later kicked off when the camera crew catches them making out in a camera van. Harry wants to give them another chance but Zayn leaves mid-show. An official statement gets released by ABC stating ‘after 5 incredibly episodes zayn has decided to leave the show’. Louis is heard yelling at zayn as he leaves

Louis’ outlash does not mesh with harry’s ‘be nice, be kind’ mantra and kicks him off after a lot of thought and emotions. Liam is there to comfort Harry during his despair and the two grow extremely close, but Liam’s lifestyle of KFC and bars with odd names like Funky Buddha make harry hesitant they will not mesh either. Soon Harry finds out Liam is secretly having a baby with one of the show’s staff who is much older than him. When Liam proposes, Harry declines..

On the show’s reunion episode Harry doesn’t show up. Nobody knows where he is. He hasn’t tweeted anything normal in months. After a long silence - Harry finally tweets - everyone is hopeful for some insight and drama….but as it turns out…nobody understands

Friends with Benefits – Pt. 5

Summary: Dean Winchester and the reader been really good friends for ages, bad ass hunters and also friends with benefits. Right now Dean’s a hot chick.This takes place on season 11.

Author: deanwinchester-af

Characters: Dean, Reader, Sam

Pairings: Dean x Reader

Word Count:1200+

Warnings: Comedy, Fluff and Angst.

A/N: Hope you guys like it, feedback is so much appreciated as always ♥ Wanna announce this series will have 10 parts!!!! 

Let me know what you think?

THANKS FOR READING AND ENJOY ♥

PARTS: 01, 02, 03, 04

Dean  knows there is something bothering you, something you been keeping from him for a while now. He also knows for experience not to ambush you with questions. He also knows that when you’re ready to talk about what’s going through your mind, you will tell him… Or at least is how it usually goes when any of you are annoyed or upset about something but today is a whole different story. You had a one night stand with his little brother, Sam three years ago  you regret it afterward and it has haunted you ever since.

Fingers snapping made you get out of your own thoughts.

“Earth to (Y/N)!” Dean shouts, still snapping his thin fingers.

You shook your head; eyebrows frowned and glare at him. “What?”

“What?” Dean’s women voice rose, “You haven’t said a word since we left the bunker.”

“I do that.”

Dean frowns and says, “You don’t.”

You turn your head, glaring into his female eyes. “Dean, I don’t wa-“

“I know,” Dean cut you off, giving you his usual “Take your time and we’ll talk about it later” look “and we’re here.”

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