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(1/9) was early in the incubation and as his body adjusted to accommodate the latest round of 'guests' feeding from his system Dash was endlessly hungry. Ravenous, in fact. His steadily growing belly snarled at him as he waited impatiently for his pizzas to arrive. "Shut up in there, food's coming you damn freeloaders." He prodded the swell of his steadily growing stomach and addressed the latest incubation grumpily. It had only been initiated earlier that week by that unbelievably snotty

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…stand in nurse but the damn things were already giving him stretch-marks. Between the bottomless appetite the incubation had triggered and the rapid growth of the gestation he was stuck waddling around his apartment in sweatpants and an open bathrobe. Any sort of shirt just wasn’t an option with the growth within him pressing his belly ever outwards in a firm dome with his belly button popped out in a way that always reminded him of a nipple on a boob.

He snorted a little, distracted from his discomfort for a moment by his own stupid joke. If only the pizza would get here sooner, he was sick of being hot and cold and hot again and achy and so endlessly goddamn hungry. At least food would fix one of those things, he thought as he shivered a little and wrapped his robe closer and grabbed for the remote to raise the climate control temp and other notch or two.

The bell rang, and Dash sighed with relief, then groaned a little as he dragged himself onto his sore feet and felt his aching joints protest at supporting his weight. “Just gotta get to the door, then I’m eating this in the hot tub. Tired of being fuckin’ cold.” He grumbled as he opened to door, signed for the stack of pizzas, and hobbled off toward the hot tub with one hand rubbing absently at his tender belly. Hot water enveloping his beleaguered body had just barely begun to chase the chill in his bones away when Dash cracked open the topmost pizza box and inhaled deeply.

His new comfort was short lived as the scent of melted cheese, garlic, and spicy sausage hit his nose and he immediately gagged. A cold sweat broke out over his body and he shuddered, clutching the edge of the hot tub and heaving over the side. And again. And again, until nothing came but small burps and an awful acidic taste. Once he could find the energy to raise his limp head and catch his breath he glanced back at the boxes and felt his gut surge and churn again.

With one hand he knocked the boxes away, sending them skidding across the floor. He moaned softly, running a shaking hand through his hair as he sank back into the water. Still hungry, still aching in all his joints, still cold down to his bones and sweating alone his hot tub. The last thing he wanted was to talk to anyone, so of course his phone chose that very moment to ring. Harvey. Cursing under his breath, Dash flopped his arm out of the tub and hit the button to answer, maybe he could whine his way into medication early so he wouldn’t have to deal with this shit.

As soon as he picked up, “Look, Dash I know you like your breaks, and to sulk and generally be a pain but you’re almost a week behind schedule to start this new assignment. It’s gonna throw everything off if you don’t get in here to get started.”

“Harv,” Dash paused with small burp, “check your notes, I checked in with that fill in nurse on Tuesday. You were out. Damn things are already making me miserable.”

He could hear papers flipping rapidly on the other end of the line as he spoke. “What, seriously no one told me, God I hate temp nurses taking cases that aren’t theirs…”

“You’re rambling, Harv.”

“I know, I know let me read this real quick.” A pause. A pregnant pause, it could even be called, took over the line for a long moment while Harvey shuffled quickly through his file.

“You’re at home, right?”

“Yeeeaaaahhhh?”

“Good. I’m picking you up, now. That wasn’t your assignment they gave you.”

(Ripley: JEEEEEEEz anon, what an awesome thing to get in my box, I’ve reread this a BUNCH. Mannnnn all the whumpy stuff I like, and nice and in-character, too! Yussssssssjdjsnxshidhds 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻)

Unpopular Opinion : Dany might be Fire Resistant in the Books as well! 

For years, I’ve heard book readers being extremely condescending when show viewers say Dany is fire resistant & claim Drogo’s funeral was a unique suicide attempt she managed to survive because of blood magic. I kept hearing “Read the books!”, “D&D are evil for making her walk out of Dosh Khaleen unburnt” & “George himself confirmed.” So I read the book and found out the exact quote for “George’s conformation” 

Granny: Do Targaryens become immune to fire once they “bond” to their dragons?
George RR Martin: Granny, thanks for asking that. It gives me a chance to clear up a common misconception. TARGARYENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO FIRE! The birth of Dany’s dragons was unique, magical, wondrous, a miracle. She is called The Unburnt because she walked into the flames and lived. But her brother sure as hell wasn’t immune to that molten gold.
Revanshe: So she won’t be able to do it again?
George RR Martin: Probably not.

So the only thing this clarifies is that all Targaryens are not immune to fire & the birth of her dragons was a unique miracle compared to any dragon birth in the past. “Probably Not” does not mean “No”, it means it’s probable with a probability ranging from 0 to 1. He either didn’t make a decision on the canon back then or wanted to leave room for mystery or change. The credibility of that “Probably” means even less when in ADWD(book canon), Dany survives being burnt by Drogon’s fire at such close range that her hair burns off (her hair burns off even after Drogo’s funeral in the books) but she isn’t hurt. Let me make my case. 


The Dragon all Targaryens wish to be: 

  • There is a mystical fire resistant figure referred to as the “Dragon” that Targaryens aspired to be and some died trying to test if the are fire resistant. A guy named  Aerion Brightflame died after drinking Wildfire.
  • Rhaegar was called ‘the last dragon’ because he was born during the fire of Summerhall.  
  • Mad King believed he would survive the burning of King’s Landing.
  • Dany says “He was no dragon, fire cannot kill a dragon,” when Viserys died so even she believed in this dragon myth as well and so did he since he constantly calls himself the dragon. 

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  • In her dream after her childbirth, she has dragon wings pierce out of her back, her skin burns hot, she flies & meets Rhaegar in armour, only to see her own face when she lifts his visor. “You don’t want to wake the dragon, do you?” is constantly chanted in this dream but it ends with, “Wake the dragon.”
  • Baelor Breakspear & Aegon V were the only two I know of who were visualised as actual dragons in visions, before Dany had that vision of herself as a dragon. Aegon V actually died causing the fire at Summerhall because he tried to hatch eggs the way Dany did. 
  • After she survives a fire she’s called ‘The Unburnt’ & ‘The Last Dragon’, I read that as: Dany is finally this mystical fire resistant Dragon that many Targaryens before her only wished to be. 

This myth has to come from somewhere! One could question that George was asked if all Targaryens become immune to fire once they bond with that dragons. All he said was that they were not & the birth of Dany’s dragons was a unique miracle.  It sounds more like a comparison to Targaryens in the past, rather than a statement about her own fire resistance. She was resistant to heat & high temperatures even before the ritual so there was magic within her. She had sensed the truth of it long ago.” she thought when she was not burning by Drogo’s funeral pyre. I interpret it as : No dragon rider or hatcher was ever reborn as a Dragon or walked through flames like Dany did. That her walking out Unburnt was something only she could do and the birth of her dragons from fossilised eggs was a miracle resulting from a combination of magic within her & the magic surrounding her at the moment. 


She didn’t seem like someone committing suicide

This is her speech to her remaining Khalasar before she walks into the fire in the show, does this sound like someone about to commit suicide? It’s not very different in the book. 

  • When they are about to add the weapons Dany received as bride gifts on her wedding to Drogo’s funeral pyre, she says, “Those are mine, and I mean to keep them.”
  • When Jorah calls her Princess, she clarifies that now she is his Queen.  "Why do you call me that? My brother Viserys was your King, was he not? Viserys is dead. I am his heir, the last blood of House Targaryen. Whatever was his is mine now.“
  • When Jorah is worried that she might be planning to burn & die with Drogo, she tells him, "You do not understand.” 
  • She swears to Jorah she will not die when he asks : “You do not mean to die with him? You swear it, my Queen?”  Though she doesn’t promise him she wouldn’t walk into the fire. 
  • This is what she’s thinking when she addressed Drogo’s remaining, after most of them left, “Dany called the Dothraki around her. Fewer than a hundred left. How many had Aegon started with? she wondered” She gives them a speech to convince them to follow her 
  • She names three of them her blood riders even though they immediately reject it by saying following a woman would be a dishonour & their only duty is to take her to Dosh Khaleen to join the widows of fallen Khals.  
  • She promises to give Jorah a dragon-forged sword one day and says, "You are the first of my Queensguard.”

She might have had a moment of hopelessness in this scene but she doesn’t seem like someone about to commit suicide, she seems like she’s confident she’ll survive this and she sounds like someone with a very clear plan for the future, about to make a power move since Dothraki follow strength above all.  This is her first thought when she rises from the ashes with her dragons later and the everyone kneels to her “Dany had only to look at their eyes to know that they were hers now, today and tomorrow and forever, hers as they had never been Drogo’s” 

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She clearly seems like she knew what she was doing

  • The first level of funeral pyre, the wood is set from East to West for sunrise & sunset. The second level they lay his belongings & the third twigs are set from North to South for Ice & Fire. They slaughter a horse to be burnt with him. (The description is simpler that the one on the show)
  • Mirri Maz Duur challenges her that she has gone mad & doesn’t know what she is doing, “You do not have the words to to make a spell, nor the wisdom to find them. Do you think blood magic is a game for children?… Whatever you mean to do, it will not work. Loose me from the bounds and I will help you.”  So Dany was obviously upto something.
  • She is aware that everyone thinks she’s gone mad but she bathes in scalding hot water before the ritual without flinching “She liked the heat. It made her feel clean.” So at this point she is aware heat can’t blister her, even boiling water. She gets ready & then prepares Drogo.
  • She pours jars of fragrant oil all over the pyre &  orders she handmaidens to fetch her eggs.
  • When Jorah advises her that she could live out her days a rich woman by selling the eggs : “My Queen, Drogo will have no use for the dragon’s eggs in the night lands”. She only responds with, "They were not given to me to sell.” .
  • When the witch calls her mad, she simply says “Is it so far from madness to wisdom?” and asked Jorah to bind the witch to the pyre. Note that the witch told Dany when she started that she lacks the wisdom to perform magic. This is the first time the witch is actually scared.
  • Dany poured the oil over the woman’s head herself. “I thank you, Mirri Maz Duur,” she said, “for the lessons you have taught me.” When Mirri says she won’t scream, Dany says something noteworthy, “It is not your screams I want, only your life. I remember what you told me. Only death can pay for life.” At this moment the witch is scared for the first time, so Dany is actually performing a ritual. 
  • “Dany looked and saw it, low in the east. The first star was a comet, burning red. Bloodred; fire red; the dragon’s tail. She could not have asked for a stronger sign.” At this point I was completely sure she is performing a ritual rather than simply cremating Drogo. 
  • When she lights the pyre, she just stands there admiring the fire as it grows and it doesn’t hurt her, she doesn’t just jump in to burn. She tests the waters first, or fire in this case and slowly edges in as she realises she’s not burning but her clothes have begun to. 
  • “Dany stood her ground. She was the blood of the dragon, and the fire was in her. She had sensed the truth of it long ago.”  I’m sure somewhere deep down she knew she had magic in her that she doesn’t burn easily but she slowly edges into the fire when she realises it’s not hurting her & only burning her clothes.
  • Now, she thought, now… “She heard a crack, the sound of shattering stone”… ”a chunk of curved rock, pale and veined with gold, broken and smoking. The roaring filled the world,”
  • Only death can pay for life. And there came a second crack, loud and sharp as thunder,”
  • At this point she is completely engulfed in flames, “She heard the screams of frightened horses, and the voices of the Dothraki raised in shouts of fear and terror, and Ser Jorah calling her name and cursing. No, she wanted to shout to him, no, my good knight, do not fear for me. The fire is mine. I am Daenerys Stormborn, daughter of dragons, bride of dragons, mother of dragons, don’t you see? Don’t you SEE? With a belch of flame and smoke that reached thirty feet into the sky, the pyre collapsed and came down around her. Unafraid, Dany stepped forward into the firestorm, calling to her children. The third crack was as loud and sharp as the breaking of the world.”

I know all Targaryens aren’t fire resistant but she clearly has magic in her and is ‘The last Dragon’. Just because it’s canon that all Targaryens weren’t fire resistant, doesn’t mean Dany isn’t. Coming to the birth of her dragons…If we go by this logic of ‘Only death can pay for life’ her trust in the witch got her son killed, Dany herself killed Drogo later & she straps the witch to the funeral pyre. Three deaths for the life of three dragons - the miraculous, unique & ritualistic birth of her dragons, unlike any Dragon births before. 

Honestly, how anyone can be so arrogantly confident that she isn’t fire resistant & it was a one off lucky suicide attempt simply because George clarified that all Targaryens are not fire resistant & the birth of her dragons was a miracle…all that cockiness & disregard for show canon simply based on a “Probably not”??? This is why I stay sceptical of iron clad claims made my fans of the source material when they start mocking adaptations & fans of adaptations. The books & George’s quote does not clearly state that Dany is not fire resistant or that it was a one time thing & she can’t survive fire for a third time in the books.  To me, it just seems like a popular fan theory among book readers based on someone’s skewed interpretation of George’s quote about Targaryens, which doesn’t seem to be backed by both book & show canon. 

LOOK AT THIS SCENE, this precious, precious scene.

For context, they’ve just busted Slav out of prison and Pidge gained some info on Matt.

And now, Pidge is reading that info, studying it, memorizing it, analyzing it, digging in as deep as her wondrous brain can go, just staring at Matt’s face and thinking about seeing and being with and hugging him again. Shiro is right by her in this beautiful sit (any sit by Shrio is beautiful), just as eager and excited as Pidge is about Matt’s escape, but he’s giving Pidge space, allowing this to be her moment, but still listening and helping and supporting her.

It reflects their relationship so well, Shiro letting Pidge do her stuff but always being there, listening in quiet support, always there if she needs him.

Shrio is always there for Pidge. And that’s perfect.

(Also Slav is, of course, investigating Blue’s tech and Lance is Displeased™, which gives him some insight of what Shiro went through rescuing Slav.)

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"things you said at the kitchen table" for flinthamiltons

It’s not the first time James stays for breakfast, but it’s not an everyday occurrence either. They’re aware of things that take place, Miranda pulling her hair into a loose knot, Thomas reaching for a robe. James is always half a step behind them, aware he is in their home, their space, and he is a guest here, no matter how much they would all like things to be different.

They’re aware of that now too. Whatever started as one affair between him and Miranda, and then him and Thomas, and then the natural evolution of the three of them together that followed, they are now this. They take tea together, they eat breakfast together, they go to bed together and they look at each other like all of this is wondrous and at the same time, perfectly ordinary.

Because it ought to be, James thinks, as he sits there, sipping his tea. He should be allowed to wake up in their bed and not immediately think about whether or not they’ve been discovered.

He should be allowed to love who he loves without fearing for them every second that he loves them.

Thomas turns a page of the newspaper without raising his eyes from whatever he’s reading. “Pass the jam, please.”

He should be allowed to sit here and merely think how much he loves this man and this woman, James thinks. And then he passes the jam and their fingers brush and he smiles, murmuring, “You’ll never know how much I love you two.”

“Did you say something?” Thomas’s eyes drift over the newspaper towards him.

“No.” James shakes his head.

Miranda heard him. He knows it from the tilt of her chin, the considering look in her eyes. She’ll tease the truth out of him later, and soothe his fears no doubt. She’s good at that, and James will let her, because he wants to be soothed in this regard. He wants to love freely here because he does. He loves them, both of them, and there is no going back now and no changing things and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

tell me why this budgetless gay youtube series made for fun by a group of friends has the best editing and writing of anything i’ve watched in a year.

also tell me how this single scene can contain every single one of the top three most iconic lines in history.

edit: whoa, i didn’t expect this to blow up so quick! putting the source in the tags was a bad idea, sorry. this is brian jordan alvarez’s the gay and wondrous life of caleb gallo, and you can watch it on youtube or vimeo! he makes lots of other hilarious gay videos too, so you should check out his whole channel.

when ur hanging out in ur apartment u’ve got some candles lit ur feeling good u’ve had 8 glasses of wine then down in the street u hear two beautiful boys skateboarding or doing flips or something so u invite them up and they say where’s the bed and they ask if they can sit on the bed and u tell them sure but the sheets are expensive japanese linen and they tell u they’re not even soft:

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the origin of Freckle is beautiful and everyone should take a minute to experience this