and this is the definition of 'shipping'

A little bit of public relations background in the wrong hands is not a good thing

I had a PM today from someone who claimed not to be interested in who Sam or Cait were dating but whose tumblr when I checked was full of ES reblogs. Hmmmm.🤔

Anyway, she claimed to be a PR professional with over 30 years of experience.

She took exception to a statement I had made earlier today that a press release went out in February to publications like New York Magazine stating that Sam and Mac were dating. Since Sam undoubtedly had to approve the press release, that means that an announcement had been made to the public that Sam and Mac were dating. 

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A Certain Elegance (II)

Or in which the team sees the security footage of Lance torturing Joras. 

If you haven’t read the first one and felt like the torture scene was cut off or simply just not enough, here’s the cctv along with the team’s reactions to  A Certain Elegance 

*** I am extremely sorry for taking this long to post this! I had trouble with the structure and flow of this story that I had to scrap the whole thing and rewrite it over and over- it sucked!! (And it still is in my opinion). But I’d rather post it now than not post at all, right? So I guess I’m apologizing for two things: 1) That this took so long to write, and 2) That the structuring and flow might be a little iffy..***

Caution: This turned out longer- waaaaay longer- than what I planned!

Enjoy :))


To say that Shiro was concerned was an understatement. Being the Black paladin does that to you. He had to juggle being a leader and being a friend to the other paladins, balance between being stern like a General, and being considerate like a friend. He thought he’s been doing a good job so far, ordering the others around with a firm tone and patting their backs for a good job; until now. 

The other paladins- Keith, Hunk, and Pidge- were already in their lions waiting for the wormhole from the Castle of Lions, all except the Blue Paladin. Shiro tried to play no favorites when it comes to his teammates, giving them equal attention if need be, but Lance was beginning to occupy most of his thoughts. 

“Yo, my dudes. Aww you guys so sweet, waiting for me.” Lance’s face projected in his lion’s screen. 

“About time.” Katie’s face popped up on his screen. 

“I was outnumbered Pidge, get off my case…” Shiro let them drone on into a harmless squabble of words against words, but one thing stole his attention. 

Shiro may have been used to the sly and seemingly innocent act Lance pulls during diplomatic missions, but the splatter of blood on his helmet was a surprise. ‘Maybe it’s alien blood. He did say he was surrounded.’ He thought, wishing the cold tendrils of suspicion let him go. 


The tendrils of suspicion didn’t let him go. Instead, it gripped him tight and held on for dear life. 

 "If you’re such an amazing paladin, what did you get out of that Galra ship, Keith?“ 

"Well, me and Hunk, managed to hack into their servers.” Keith held out a small thumb drive, “You are looking at the ship’s security footage from the year it was used until we sacked the place." 

"Ha, don’t make me laugh.” Lance opened a zipper in his flight suit and fished out a data pad, “Behold! The data pad containing all information about the ship’s plans, course, slaves, meal plans and all of the above! Beat that, Keith." 

Keith scoffed, "For all we know, that data pad’s full of malware and alien porn." 

"It’s from one of the Generals who supervised Shiro in the pits, mullet head…" 

Blood. 

There was blood splattered everywhere on Lance’s white and blue armor, from his helmet, his breastplate down his knee guards. There were also dark spots on his black flight suit that Shiro assumed it was alien blood not Lance’s. He met the princess’ eyes and they both had the same suspicion. 

What the hell did Lance do this time? 


'Shit,’ Lance thought, 'of all the things they could find, they’d have to find security tapes.' 

 After the debriefing in the Bridge, Lance made his way to the showers. Lance walked in strides, letting his long legs do their work. He undressed in a way where he’s taking off armor and flightsuit in an efficient way yet not looking like he’s in a hurry, like he’s not a bundle of nerves. 

The blood on his hands was still warm as well as the memory of blade gliding across skin, leaving a trail of vibrant red. Lance shivered despite the warm spray of water against his body. The thrill of letting loose a part of him that he badly kept a secret was a complete euphoric feeling. It was like the flood gates were finally open, setting free the torrent that was the Salazar in him. And for it to be contained yet again because of a thumb drive the size of- well - his thumb, Lance scoffed at the cruel joke that was his life.

He scrubbed at his chest, reliving the sensation of warm blood and tears on his fingers. 

Oh-

He lifted his hand to his face. Lance watched the beautiful crimson of Joras’ blood wash away from his fingers like it was never there. He frowned with the thought of the others finding out that part of his life. 

Lance was and never will be ashamed of who he is. He planned on telling the team about his upbringing and his family, but now was not the time. They are fighting an intergalactic war, the fate of the entire universe are on their hands, they don’t need any distractions right now. That means no surprise attacks in the form of him being a mafioso was needed. And also, Lance was wary on how the team would take it. Will they look at him differently? Would they treat him at an arm’s length?

A feeling of warm comfort hummed in the back of his mind, gently waving through his body.

Blue.

Blue sent him feelings of acceptance and assurance, telling him that the team will understand, that they will not think badly of him. Lance smiled at the comfort that his sentient lion was sending him. But he was still reluctant about the cctv footage. There has to be a way where the team doesn’t find out he’s a Salazar and still hold on to the high of being one.

A mischievous spark of an idea jolted Lance out of his thoughts.

“Of Course!” Lance exclaimed and hurriedly looked for anyone who might have heard him.      

When he was sure no one was listening, Lance started formulating his plan. But little did he know, he was smiling that Salazar smile once again.


“Knock, knock. Pidgey, open up!“

Pidge looked up from her laptop and sighed. She knew that voice, heard it over and over again until she can pick it out in a crowd.

Lance.

She groaned when the knocking hasn’t stopped. What she would give for some peace and quiet-

“Pidge, you know I come from a big family, I can do this all day!”

“Alright, alright, I’m coming, geez!“

PIdge trudged to her door and placed her hand on the pad on the wall. The door opened to a Lance wearing that stupidly soft robe with an equally stupid green goo on his face. 

“What do you want?“

“Well hello to you too, Katie.“

PIdge gave Lance a pointed look.

“I’m just here to give you the data pad I retrieved from the Galra ship, no need for your sass, Pidgey.”

PIdge took the data pad from Lance. “Is that all? If you haven’t noticed, I have a shit ton of video feed to go through.”

“Oh I noticed alright!“ Lance unceremoniously waltzed his way inside her room. With Pidge’s dwarf like height, she doesn’t exactly have the ability or the energy to stop him. 

“I mean look at this room!“ He gestured at the scattered clothes and the multitude of wires all tangled up that occupied most of the floor and the bed. “There’s more junk covering the floor than, you know, actual floor. And look at you!” Lance pointed at Pidge and leaned closer to take a sniff, “You reek, Pidge. Have you eaten anything since we arrived? Please tell me you at least ate something before you planned on binge watching years worth of security footage.“

Pidge was touched, really she was, especially when Lance was acting more like a mother to her than the space brother she dubbed him as. But Lance acting like a mother hen sometimes can get a little overboard. Like that one time he lectured Pidge about brushing her teeth before going to bed, he texted her every hour reminding her to brush her teeth.

“Will you leave if I say I did?“

“That depends,“ Lance crossed his arms on his chest, “are you telling the truth?“

Pidge was about to say yes but her stomach whaled a guttural cry like the traitor it is. She opened her mouth to argue but closed it again because Lance was smirking at her.

“Nice try, Pidge.“ Lance made his way towards her drawer and pulled out clothes and a tower, “Take a shower, the one I taught you with the scrubbing and the conditioning, understand? After that, you will eat. We just raided a Galra ship and took all of their rations, Hunk went wild with his cooking. I promise the food tastes divine.“

Pidge was tempted to do just that, hell, she could almost feel the warm water on her skin. Then her gaze slid on her bed and saw her laptop. Right, she has a job to do. 

“Lance, I have videos upon videos to watch. I don’t have time for a thirty minute shower-“

“Nuh-uh.“ Lance placed a finger on her lips, stopping her from reasoning out. Pidge tried to chew that finger but Lance pulled his hand back and ruffled her hair, “I know when you can do stuff and when you can’t. In your current condition, you can’t. In a matter of hours, you’ll find yourself sleeping then chugging mugs of coffee. I know you, Pidge.“

“No, you don’t under-“

“Katie/‘Pidge’ Holt/‘Gunderson,’ if you don’t take care of yourself I will. I’m one step away from dragging you to the bathroom and giving you a bath myself.“ Lance ruffled her hair a bit more before smiling softly at her, “Go. I’ll watch the videos for you. Go!“ Lance gave her a little push towards her door.


Pidge plopped down on her bed, her hair still a bit damp after her thirty minute shower Lance routine. She felt light as a feather. She picked up her laptop and placed it on her lap. The notepad program was open. She clicked on it and saw a typed message from lance: 

‘Hey Pidgey, I ran your Galra translation program on the videos and it seems that it didn’t place the videos in the right order. Some are in the right order though, but some are definitely misplaced. I sifted through the earlier videos and marked them whenever something interesting happened. Remember if you need some help, don’t hesitate to ask for it, ok? 

xoxo Lance.

P.S. I left you snacks under your bed, be sure to eat them when your vision starts to blur :)’

Pidge scanned the file names of the videos Lance listed below his message. There weren’t a lot, which she expected. It was a courier ship, the most exciting thing that must have happened was when they were carrying prisoners, which- based on Lance’s notes- happened only twice so far. Pidge clicked on the file containing all of the security footage and confirmed that it was truly out of order, she expected that too. Her Galra translator still had a few kinks she needs to fix but at least she has something.

Pidge cracked her knuckles and adjusted her glasses. 

“Let’s do this,” then she clicked on the next video.

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I think my goal for my future pay checks is to buy at least one witchy book with each one. I want to build up my arsenal of books about magic, because I feel I am definitely lacking in magic-based books (though not in books in general…).

This pay, I have bought the physical copies of “The Sister’s Grimmoire” by Bree NicGarran and “The Witches Cupboard” by Bree NicGarran and Anna Zolinger. I have both on Kindle, but my smart phone isn’t always working in order for me to be able to read those. I decided to get “The Witches Cupboard” while it was still available, and got “The Sister’s Grimmoire” because it was offered on flash sale, and I could have both shipped together.

Honestly, if you can I’d recommend both these books, as well as “Grovedaughter Witchery” by Bree NicGarran, or @breelandwalker here on Tumblr - her books are well written, clear and easy to understand, and cover some material that I have not seen in any other witchy books I’ve happened to peruse. I am also excited for her new book “Pestlework,” which is coming out soon.

If I can’t find my copies of “1,001 Spells” by Cassandra Eason and “The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells” by Judika Illes, those are next on my list. They are pretty awesome spell reference books, either to use (though some are sort of iffy on using things from other cultures) or for as inspiration for your own spells.

MORE BROTP HCS

(because Marv/Charlotte are the BROTP and my new reason for living)
-They send each other horribly made campaign posters using their stickers on Snapchat.
-Charlotte’s dad is definitely friends with the Lake family. You bet they’ve gone on a joint family vacation together.
-Their favorite show to watch together was Stranger Things. That may or may not be why Charlotte’s dog is named Lando.
-Charlotte got catcalled while the two of them were at the mall once. Marvin became Fake Boyfriend™ immediately because that’s one of the unspoken rules of friendship.
-They’re closer friends than anyone else in the TKF, and you can fight me on that.
-Marvin’s parents really want him to date her, but he just laughs in their face every time it’s brought up.
-Pretty much everyone thought they were dating until Charlotte practically made out with Delia after cheer practice the first time. Word got out QUICKLY.
-Long story short, bless the BROTP.

hidekins  asked:

"Nicocchi, you should let me do this more often," Nozomi's face was plastered with a gleeful smile as she ran her hands through Nico's untied black hair. "Just be glad you get to touch the number one idol's hair," the other was quick to reply. Nico could hear Nozomi softly giggle, and her instincts told her to keep up her defense and call her out on her weirdness, but she enjoyed how her fingers felt on her as she braided her hair too much. Of course, Nico would never let her know that.

“Shush, you know you could never get these done without my help.” Nico’s hair was soft to touch, and Nozomi had to resist the urge to touch the back of Nico’s neck. That would be too weird. Definitely exceeding the skin ship of just friends. 

“Oh yeah? Try me.” Nico huffed, but stayed still nonetheless. 

“I have a better idea. How about you braid my hair in return? I miss your touches.” The words were out of her mouth before she could stop herself, and she was never so thankful that Nico couldn’t actually see her face.

“Was this all a plan to cheat free labour out of me?” Nico answered quietly. 

“Maybe?” She laughed, partly out of relief, finishing the last touches with a light kiss on Nico’s head. It was only to prolong their time spent together but of course, Nozomi would never let her know that.

starks-in-the-north  asked:

Besides Jon/Sansa, what else do you ship in ASOAIF? Any show-verse specifics?

Hello my dear!

Oh man, this is such a hard question for me because I am such a weird shipper! I have like, my very few otp’s and my very few notp’s and then everything else in between is basically like ~hey I’ll try anything once~ lol. 

My only other hardcore opt for both the books and the show is Gendrya. It was really hard for me to get into shipping when I first read the books because god everyone is just sooo young. Once I had gotten through all the published books though Jon/Sansa and Gendrya were definitely the ones that stuck out. 

Once I started watching the show though it was like a whole new world haha! Jaime/Brienne and Robbaery were the first new ones I got into. I also really like Sansaery, Jon/Margaery, Brienne/Sansa, Brienne/Margaery, Brienne/Tormund, Dany/Darioo, and Sansa/Gendry. My most recent interests also include Dany/Tyrion, Arya/Hot Pie, and Grey Worm/Missandei. 

Me seeing Penn and Sashi kiss

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I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT PENN AND SASHI KISSED! The show have definitely hinted that the two may have a thing for each other so I always had a feeling that the two would hook up. But I can’t believe the staff actually had them officially hook up through the kiss! Some shows will end without canonizing any of the ships hinted at and leave it up to fans to come up with their own conclusions about the ship. And while that is all fine and dandy, and it is fun to see the artwork and fanfic that fans of the ship will do, there’s nothing that bring more joy to a shipper heart then when their ship finally set sail! Thankyou @samakaphyllis for creating a fun entertaining show with creative locations, nice songs, great characters, and so much more. I can’t wait to see what you make in the future!

Blindspot fan profile

Name/Nickname: Laura (the other one lol)

Age: 26

Where are you from:  Australia

When did you jump aboard the Blindspot train: I actually saw the pilot on preview night at San Diego Comic Con in July 2015, so I guess I was technically on the train before it even pulled into the station haha. Though with that said, I don’t think I became properly addicted to the show until about episode 4 or 5.  

Other fandoms you’re in/TV shows you watch: Prison Break and Under The Dome are my two main fandoms. My more current shows are Timeless, Lucifer, Brooklyn 99, Peaky Blinders, Travelers, and Westworld, to name just a few.

Favorite Blindspot characters: Jane. Also Rich. I really just love Rich.

Favorite ships: Definitely Jeller. I also miss Reade/Sarah and Patterson/David.

Favorite episodes: The ones where Jane is appreciated and treated with respect lol. Preferably also ones that have tender Jeller moments…

Favorite whatever you want: Favourite wardrobe item– Jane’s cargo pants. I just love Jane’s practical, badass pants and I will defend them to the death haha

If you were a Blindspot character, who would you be: Honestly, I actually used to identify a fair bit with Allie… until they reduced both her and her uterus to a plot device.

One dead character you would bring back: Mayfair. No hesitation.

One guest star (who has appeared only once) you want to come back: *pounds fists on table* RONDA ROUSEY! RONDA ROUSEY!

One recurring character you’d love to have promoted to regular: Rich, but only if his scenes were in moderation. I wouldn’t want his awesomeness to get old.  

Share a little bit about yourself (don’t be shy): Well, most of my life is spent in the hospital, trying to make sure people don’t die. The rest is a mix of reading, writing, sculpting, binge watching TV shows, spoiling my pampered cat, and either travelling or planning my next travel. I’m hoping to be abroad for all of next year which will be huge and scary and exciting.

valerian official movie novelization notes

so i recently got the novelization of valerian and the city of a thousand planets and wanted to share some of the interesting stuff in it that wasn’t in the movie! overall i’d HIGHLY recommend buying the book if you liked the movie and want to know more about the characters, especially if you’re planning on writing them, because the book gives much more (& better) interactions between them and will definitely help you nail their personalities better! SPOILERS under the cut, of course!

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anonymous asked:

Season 4 seemed to have a lot of intentional jarrich moments; both subtle and not. Do you think the show would ever go there? Is it possible that the show is building up to a canon jarrich relationship or do I have my shipper goggles on too tight?

This is a great question, anon. Prior to Season 4, I would have doubted it, but I would be astonished if the writers said the jarrich moments in this most recent season were unintentional. Given recent comments by the cast and crew, the writers are definitely aware of the popularity of the ship.

That said, I have been around fandom for quite a while and the tendency of writers to queerbait to boost ratings among certain demographics cannot be ignored. At this point, I believe it is either some excellent build-up to a canon relationship or some very unfortunate queerbaiting from the writers. Obviously, I really hope it’s the former, but I guess only time will tell! At least we have some excellent creators in this fandom to continue to discuss this in great detail.

I should also mention that having Thomas Middleditch and Zach Woods be so openly comfortable with the idea of Jared/Richard is a plus that should not be easily dismissed!

Thanks for the question, anon! :)

anonymous asked:

narusaku?

Pure, good, and well developed relationship. fans get so much bullshit for liking a ship that is clearly superior to n* in every way and it makes 0 sense. Personally, I felt it was a little romantically one sided but I also see how it can be interpreted other way. Still, it makes it’s way to being one of my fav ships (any team 7 ship is a good ship) because it’s the definition of development, mutual respect and chemistry. I love me some narusaku.

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anonymous asked:

Hey! I know it's not your thing (shipping, that is), but do you actually ship any lbgt relationship? Not sure if I've seen you mention any in a good light, but maybe I just didn't lurk your blog enough lul. Anyways, great blog, your translations are really nice! And I fully agree with your comment on Shi-chan C:

Oh gee. It’s hard enough for me to ship relationships that I relate more with, as I’m straight aro and I guess it affects my level of interest in ships? Even then, I could count the number of straight ships I’ve actually cared about for past just the airing of the show/manga run on probably one hand, definitely less than both hands at least. But as for lgbt…I guess I have one. Okay, two. Though I’ve never talked about them, so it doesn’t matter how much/little you lurk haha. 

And thank you, I’m glad you like my blog, translations, and comments! (^ω^)

purelittleblueberry  asked:

I'm a tall straight Latina that is usually very sarcastic and a book nerd though definitely not the smartest and I frequently get into trouble. Currently I'm pursuing acting but also thinking of being a book editor. For a xmen, avengers, and now you see me. I hope this isn't too bothersome, love your blog!❤

thank u !!

I ship you with…

X-Men: Scott Summers

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The Avengers: Sam Wilson

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Now You See Me: Jack Wilder

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SHIPS ARE CLOSED!

((There’s a part of me that wants to experiment with DIO x Mrs. Kujo and Kira x Mrs. Kujo, just because I want to RP a potentially angsty, conflicted, post-divorce Marina torn between her lingering feelings for her ex-husband, who may or may not be interested in continuing a relationship with her, and two people who may in fact only be trying to seduce her to spite Jotaro.

I also want to experiment with Marina getting into her first lesbian relationship, though most of the female characters in JJBA are either also fellow Joestars or teenagers, and that is a definite no on both points.

Lowkey really wanted to do some shipping-related stuff for a long time now, but haven’t found anyone who might be interested. Again, no incest or underaged stuff, but pretty much everything else is game.))

jyn-erso  asked:

if you are still doing it, ygritte??

yess!!

general opinion: fall in a hole and die | don’t like them | eh | they’re fine I guess | like them! | love them | actual love of my life
hotness level: get away from me | meh | neutral | theoretically hot but not my type | pretty hot | gorgeous! | 10/10 would bang
hogwarts house: gryffindor | slytherin | ravenclaw | hufflepuff
best quality: unapologetic
worst quality: dead
ship them with: jon
brotp them with: she would have been good friends with arya imo
needs to stay away from:
arrows
misc. thoughts: my appreciation for ygritte and my jon/ygritte feels have grown recently this gifset definitely contributed to it

raakxhyr  asked:

002... Jaylah!

  • How I feel about this character: i love her! i was wary that aos was inventing a totally new character of a totally new species, but i when i saw the film, i bought it – and i love sofia boutella, too! i love how brave jaylah is.
  • All the people I ship romantically with this character: nobody really!
  • My non-romantic OTP for this character: she and scotty…. omg
  • My unpopular opinion about this character: i don’t know why she had to be painted bright white when her actress definitely isn’t, but as a white person it’s probably not my place to comment on this?
  • One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: i actually really like what we see of her, so nothing immediately came to mind. i wish she and uhura had interacted so beyond could have passed the bechdel test.
  • my cross over ship: jaylah/katniss came to mind lmao
  • a headcanon fact: she graduates as top of her class at starfleet academy and decks aos valeris a good one