ani bb you are many things but justice is not one of them

Pre-Kerberos! Matt HC

[Pre-Kerberos! Matt]

★ Matt is the whitest of the whites, he eats one hot chip and it’s game over.

★ He’s allergic to pickles

★ He got Katie into aliens and cryptids

  • He doesn’t regret it                                                                             

★ Him and Shiro were friends, even before the Garrison.

★ He’s a little shit, the Garrison teachers expected him to be the perfect student since he was Sam and Colleen’s son.

  • They were wrong, he started a black market and wasn’t found out until it was too late. He made more than $500 bucks cash.

★ Whenever he was called into the office to talk about his future he just answered with “Kick ass, go to space, represent the human race.”

The cost of losing a bet with him was high

  • Once a kid had to go up to Iverson and ask if he was a furry and if his boyfriend was bigfoot.
  • They were required to help Iverson for the rest of the year during their free hour.

★ Anytime anyone asked if him and Shiro were dating, he did finger guns and awkwardly backed away.

★ Has been the cause of the science lab blowing up at least 5 times.

  • Shiro was apart of three of them.

★ Puns were his shit no one could escape

  • Shiro does this make us…..Kerbros?”
  • “If it weren’t for the laws of this land, I would’ve slaughtered you, Matt.”

★ Would fight you if you said Pluto wasn’t a planet

★ Is the most oblivious of people, two kids had a crush on him at the same time and he never noticed

  • But he can somehow notice when people have crushes on each other??

★ He met Neil Degrasse Tyson once and cried

★ Katie and him show their love by roasting each other on the daily

★ “I know you love those peas, Dad.” was only the tip of the Yikesburg™ .

★ He dyed Shiro’s hair once

  • It went as well as expected
  • It was neon blue

★ He smuggled Pidge into the Garrison once with the help of Shiro

  • Keith found them dragging her through the window
  • He just stared silently and walked away

★ He can do a perfect Yoda impression

  • Katie sadly found out when she on the verge of sleep at 3am

★ Subs always liked him for some reason, no one really knew how or why though.

★ He could name all 206 bones in the human body, and he taught Keith how to break every one of them

★ Katie popped out the lens in his back-up prescription glasses

  • He cried

★ He can quote back to the future word for word

★ “What are you gonna do punch me???”

  • The kid decked him
  • He broke their leg

★ He threatened to sell Katie to the Garrison for a pizza

  • A guy’s gotta do what they gotta do to get some decent food

★ “How’d you do in your flight test, Matt?” “Oh, I nearly killed Shiro. it’s chill though.”

★ He cries whenever he sees dogs since the Garrison is in the middle of nowhere

  • He once cried for more dog deaths in three school days than his entire life

★ “Hey Matt, high-five the stars for me okay?” “Of course, Katie.”

  • She hasn’t found out if he did or not.

★ It was his idea to name their dog Gunther

  • “What the fuck, Matt” “It haS CHARACTER KATIE”

★ Him and his mom are kickass together.

  • Everyone is low-key terrified of them

★ He crashed his bike into a tree once

  • “Lol you guys will never guess what happened”
  • “What”
  • “My bone is no longer in my leg”

★ “Do you think Iverson and—” “I’m gonna stop you right there.”

★ He hacked the speakers in the Garrison to play Bill Nye the Science Guy when someone said he wasn’t a real scientist

★ Believes in the multiverse theory and soulmates

  • Maybe in some other universe him and Shiro are happy

★ He’s pan and poly, fight me   

  • Katie got him a shirt that read “Pans for Bigfoot”    
  • He wore it everywhere

★ He finished the office in a week and stares at a security camera whenever something stupid happens

★ Someone confessed to him once and he panicked and said “Thank you”

★ Matt is actually a super good crossdresser???

  • Shiro and Keith are surprised???
  • Katie had to get it from somewhere y’all

★ Lowkey likes to make fun of Keith for being Texan

  • “Y’all’d’ve done good if y’all had listened to me.”
  •  “I hate living because of you, Matt.”

★ Bill Nye the Science Guy is his dad and you can’t tell him otherwise.

  • He’ll fight you if you say he isn’t a real Scientist


★ Him and Katie learned Latin for kicks

★ Speaks fluent meme

★ **Drops one piece of candy on his room floor** “,,,,,,,,” **Kneels down to look for it**

★ 10/10 doesn’t know how to handle any crushes he has

  • He realized he had a crush on Shiro with the “help” of Katie and Keith
  • He tried to eat an entire jar of pickles afterwards

★ “Matt, you have a crush on my brother, admit it” “New glasses, who dis?”

★ “Shiro, when I was your age,,,,,,” “One day, you’re just not going to wake up.”

★ He somehow convinced Shiro to dress up as Watson while he was Sherlock

★ Hamilton’s number 1 fan

★ He spits out facts at random

  • “Y’know Alexander Hamilton spelt Philadelphia wrong in our Constitution?” 
  • Katie, who has been running on 3 hours of sleep: please shut tf up

★ “You’re a little shit Matt” “Atleast I don’t quote Fairy Tail any chance i get”

★ Katie, grabbing his backpack full of assignments from the Garrison: Y E E T

★ He hates coffee but will drink 5 cans of soda in an hour


  • Sam Holt voice: Please,,,,just go to sleep”

★ He’s a Gryffindor

★ Someone bet him that he couldn’t eat 2 of the new Grand Macs

  • He ate 4, Katie ate 5
  • Everyone was impressed and low-key terrified

★ Shiro: bro take off your glasses
★ Matt: bro everything’s a blur
★ Shiro: that’s my life without you
 Matt, tearfully: Bro… 

Iverson: any questions?
Matt: Yeah, first of all, how dare you?

★ “Would you slap Katie for $2,000?” “I’d break both of Katie’s arms and my own leg for a small fry from McDonald's”

★ Shiro gave him one of his sweaters when it was cold out once

  • Shiro hasn’t seen it since

★ He had an emo phase that lasted 2 months before he got tired of the eyeliner

  • Katie likes to bring it up at the worst times

He’s covered in bandaids 90% of the time

  • Most times it’s because he and Katie were fucking around while building smth

★ “The amount of uses for a dead horse is infinite” “Matt, honestly, just go to church”

★ His mind is just a constant loop of that scene in VeggieTales where the realized they didn’t have hands and just sadly looked at each other


★ Mashed potatoes can and should fuck him up

★ Learned to play the kazoo for meme opportunity

★ Once burnt off one of his eyebrows from boiling water

★ Him and Katie do the handshake thing from Zack and Cody

★ Whenever someone asks to see a picture of Katie, he just pulls out a picture of Pidgey from Pokémon

  • Matt: Isn’t she pretty?

★ He beat every island in poptropica

★ He can make really nice flower crowns nobody has questioned it

★ He talks with his hands a lot

  • He’s hit Keith in the face more than once because of it

★ You know when it snowed in Egypt for the first time in years and that guy had that giant ass snowball and was gonna fucking dunk it on his friend?

  • That’s Matt

★ He can dance?? Where did he learn it? Nobody knows

★ “Keith I came as soon as i heard! I can’t believe it I knew you two were close”
★“Wtf are you talking about?”
★“Punk is dead, Keith”

★ When the rumour that MCR was coming back you bet your ass Matt was ready to blast every song whenever he saw Keith

★ “I’m Matt, the radar technician”

★ He recreated BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and cried

★ “Bitch, I am a gift of God, square up”

  • Get it? Because Matthew means gift of God??

★ He can solve a rubix cube behind his back in under 35 seconds

★ If he laughs hard enough he’ll start snorting

  • 50% of the time he won’t notice because he’s too busy laughing
  • The other 50% he’ll stop and frown in disgust at his own snort

★ He found out Shiro poured his milk in before the cereal and kicked him out their dorm

Matt: Hey, Shiro, want to stay for dinner?
Colleen: Do you want to stay forever?

★ Iverson lowkey reminds him of Snape, so by default he just doesn’t like him

★ “Work, work!” “Matthew!”
    “Work, work!” “Katherine!”
    “,,,,,and Keith”
    “The conspiracy theorists!”

★ Unlike his sister, he likes to garden and starts one in their backyard with their mom

★ Matt would totally force Shiro to cosplay Team Rocket for Halloween with Pidge being Meowth and Keith being an edgier version of Ash Ketchum

  • Shiro as Jessie and Matt as James of course

★ He owns every pokemon game in existence

  • Pokemon Snap was his shit when he was like 7
  • He 360 noscoped the Pokemon with apples

★ Has read all of the Harry Potter books three times

★ He tried to teach Shiro how to dance

  • They never finished though because neither of them could take the sexual tension

★ He was more into the galaxies and multiple universes part of space, while Katie was excited for the tech advances 

  • They were both 100% ready for aliens though

★ Shiro told him he couldn’t create the Marauders Map, so he did out of spite

★ Talked in nothing but Shakespeare for a day to piss off Katie

★ He loved ducktales

  • Too bad he can’t see the reboot

★ Barbie and the 12 dancing princesses was his shit

★ When Katie was born, he brought a potato with him when he went to the hospital to compare the two

★ He always wore sweaters that didn’t quite fit him, so he could have Sweater Paws

★ There was a supposed ‘haunted’ house on his street, so him Katie and the Broganes all snuck out to investigate

  • A window broke while they were in there
  • Keith shapeshifted into Sonic and bolted, Katie started hysterically crying and laughing at the same time as she ran, and Matt jumped into Shiro’s arm and Shiro fuckin’ booked it
  • They all agreed not to talk about it

★ Once in gym, a ball was about to hit someone in the face but instead of yelling “duck!” he yelled “dICK”

  • To this day no one has let him live it down

★ Uses an absurd amount of emoticons when texting

★ 10/10 would meme again

★ Used the word “Yo” too many times to count

★ Tried to bury Katie underneath a bunch of snow when she was 10

★ He can’t swim

★ He’s cried during nearly every Disney and Pixar movie

[Read Part Two// Post-Kerberos! Matt HC here!]


I want to talk about my favourite show atm. Strong Woman Do Bongsoon. I’ve seen a lot of praise and bad reviews in regards of this show but honestly, personally, I quite enjoy this but this doesn’t necessarily mean I like or any by means tolerate the problematic side of this drama. 

Honestly speaking if you want to go technical. Yes. The plotting of this drama is sloppy. There are a lot of holes that made you think like? Really? They could’ve used some scenes to do something more related to the drama. There is absolutely endless ideas where the characters took on a lot of developments but somehow they were wasted on some scene. They have also touched on various very sensitive subjects that a lot of people my find offence, uncomfortable, cringe or all at the same time. There has been too many scenes which I hoped I could un-see because its such a shame to have offensive scenes. We could all do without them. I don’t want to go on too much details on this and really don’t want to be specific as I don’t want to spark any misunderstanding with anyone. But frankly let’s just say the scenes I cringe and feel uncomfortable to watch were the ones with Bongsoon’s mother in. That’s it! 

 Anyway, I like this show not because of those. I liked the show because even though the plot is sloppy and they’ve touched on very sensitive subjects. They’ve managed to give both protagonist’s story some justice. 

On a personal level, I think, the story between the male and female protagonist transitioned really well. I enjoyed their characters very much. I love Bongsoon!! Bongsoon loves her family and freinds unconditionally and that’s what makes me happy whenever I watch the show. She cares and I think I would not have enjoyed the show if Bongsoon wasn’t played by Park Boyoung. She’s the perfect fit for the role and although this is my frist drama I’ve watched of her, I can totally tell she has some good acting career up her sleeve. 

Minhyuk’s character is such a charmer. I’m not gonna lie, I watched this right after I have finished Hwarang and I watched this solely Park Hyungisk is playing Ahn Minhyuk. I could not let Hwarang slide doing Sam Maek Jong dirty. I wanted to see Park Hyungsik as a main lead not a second lead!! At first I thought this drama was gonna be terrible but you know what. I was one episode in and I was inlove with both of the protagonists! 

Okay so I have waffled quite a lot so I’m gonna cut this short and say why I love this couple. From the start we could already tell as viewers Bongsoon isn’t the favorite in her household. You can see the neglect and this is even mentioned in some episode in which her dad said something along the lines of Bongsoon wasn’t looked after very well because she’s strong and at a young age she grew to become independent and probably learned to deal with her emotions on her own, which makes me sad because she’s such a sunshine :( 

A similar scenario comes along with Minhyuk. He lost his mom at a young age and has to live with his dad and 3 other step brothers which he was bullied and basically ganged up to in the household. Basically neglected and just pushed aside tbh?

And then they met. They look after each other. I mean Bongsoon was Minhyuk’s body guard at first but remember when they were attacked with bb gun in which Minhyuk’s thought it was too dangerous for the both of them so he proceeded to suggest to hire a body guard to protect the both of them. In which, I, as a viewer went what? Then I went awww because why is he so sweet? Mind you Bongsoon meant to be his bodyguard but he shielded her when they were being shot !! 

I could go on forever but the thing is, from the start Minhyuk has seen Bongsoon’s strength and her capabilities but regardless that, he still want to protect her, he cares about her safety and very thoughtful of her feelings. He knows his boundaries and ugh. How can the writers write such sloppy plot but such a perfect guy?? 

To summarize this, I think the screen caps above finally summarizes it for me and it was such an important line, at least for my fangirl heart. 

Minhyuk knows Bongsoon is insanely strong but he’s also aware that though she is strong, she can not solve everything on her own thus he is there. To stay by her side. To support and guide her. He is the Robin to her Batman. 

Episode 15 is by far my favorite episode from the whole series. They showed everything I have been waiting for from the start of the series. I’m sad its ending tomorrow :( but tbh, episode 15 made it okay for me I enjoyed the episode so much I had to replay some scenes because they are legendary. 

I’m just gonna end this with this photo to show you how satisfied I am with the episode: 

I’m officially opening this can of worms

aka my full argument for why Terra is in fact one of the Seven Lights in Kingdom Hearts 3. BRACE YOURSELVES, TL;DR IS COMING

Mickey: Seven guardians of light? Well, for Keyblade wielders, there’s me
and Riku and Sora. And my three missing friends, that’s six. Then the
seventh would be… […] That means…the thirteen seekers of darkness…

Xehanort: Yes, little king. Perceptive. But Sora and another on your
list belong to me now. And that puts you three guardians short. But worry not. All of the pieces are destined to appear. Your seven lights just like my thirteen darknesses, whose final clash will beget the prize I seek…


This is what a lot of people have used to argue that Terra is, in fact, one of the Seekers of Darkness, because this line appears to infer that Xehanort has both him and Sora in his possession.

However, I think the exact opposite. I think this line utterly proves that Xehanort does not have him, which means Terra cannot be a Seeker of Darkness. Allow me to tl;dr a little lot:

Mickey just listed out six of the seven known Lights: Sora, Riku, himself, and his “three friends,” which obviously refers to Terra, Ventus, and Aqua, the only wielders that this game goes to great lengths to avoid verbally naming until the very end. Judging by Xehanort’s response here, he confirms these six as being the chosen Lights.

“Sora and another on your list.” Does this automatically refer to Terra? Think about it. Xehanort has Sora. Xehanort is about to possess him in both body and heart to claim him as a vessel. If he has Sora, whom else does he automatically have possession of? Those in his Sora’s heart who are waiting to be revived, including Roxas, Xion, and Ventus. Ventus, who was just listed as another Light. Also keep in mind:

  • Xigbar knows where Ven is. Both his scene with Zexion in KH2 and his remark to Sora earlier in DDD prove that he knows not only where Ven’s body is, but also where his heart is.
  • Xemnas knows where Ven’s body is. He spent years trying to find the room it’s in – and considering what we learn in DDD, this was most likely with the intention of using him as an easy vessel.
  • Besides having literally predicted pretty much everything in the KH storyline, Master Xehanort also knows what Vanitas looks like – or rather, whom he looks like.

In summary, Xehanort would have surely made the connection by now that Ven and Sora are very closely linked – and judging by Xigbar’s remarks, he knows that Ven’s heart is currently inside Sora’s.

What’s this mean? It means Xehanort would know that by possessing Sora, he automatically gets Ven as well. And if Xehanort has Ven’s heart, Ven obviously can’t serve as a Light because he can’t be whole again. Let’s go back to his line:

“But Sora and another on your list belong to me now. And that puts you three guardians short.”

The common argument is that the “another” refers to Terra, with the “three guardians” total meaning Sora, Terra, and the unknown seventh Light that Mickey couldn’t name. But if Xehanort actually had Terra, he should have said “Sora and two others on your list belong to me now. And that puts you four guardians short,referring to Sora, Terra, the unknown seventh, and Ven. But since he doesn’t, and if we assume that his “two” does mean Sora and Ven, this would mean that not only is Xehanort saying “nope I don’t have Terra,” but he’s also agreeing with Mickey’s initial statement that Terra is one of the Lights.

This isn’t the kind of oversight Xehanort would make, least of all in the game whose entire purpose is to emphasize just how truly, terrifyingly knowledgeable and powerful he really is.

Now, getting back to my original statement, I think this proves Terra isn’t a Darkness presently, but I also think it proves that he will not be one, ever. Remember, Xehanort had his whole plan laid out: 12 vessels carefully chosen over time with Sora as the last-minute thirteenth. That plan was ruined (-insert mad cheering for Lea here-), meaning that his search for a thirteenth vessel in KH3 is an improvisation on his part. If he intended to use Terra as a Darkness, it would not be the thirteenth. He would have already had Terra in line among the first twelve, since at first glance Terra would seem like a legitimate choice given his fate in BBS.

Also remember: DDD tells us that the thirteen Darknesses are made up of people who each possess a piece of Xehanort’s heart. Recall how difficult Terra was for Xehanort to maintain a hold on at the end of BBS – and that was with his whole heart inside of Terra. The likelihood of his being able to maintain control of Terra now, with only 1/13th of his heart, is extremely unlikely, if not an outright plothole should Terra actually turn up as a Darkness. And again, keep in mind that Xehanort is very, very intelligent and he’s not going to waste his time this far into the game. Why bother attempting to reign in a vessel who was so much work before and was able to outmaneuver him and set him back for 13 years?

He won’t. Because as he told Terra directly in BBS, "You are just one of many roads that I might choose to take. Trust me. I made certain of that.” It’s my strong belief that Terra is utterly useless to Xehanort now, much like Riku, and so Xehanort is completely ignoring him at this point – and even going as far as letting Mickey and the others have him (by not going after Terra himself), because if Terra can’t serve the War as a Darkness, he’ll serve it as a Light, which is really all the same in the end as far as Xehanort’s motives are concerned.

AND SINCE WE’RE HERE, I’ll also cover the topic of what a Guardian of Light should be, which further supports Terra as one of them:

What exactly qualifies a person as a Light? Let’s look at the similarities between the six mentioned before. Sora, Riku, Mickey, Terra, Ven, and Aqua – we all know from their respective games that they are each VERY light-oriented in their hearts. Riku struggled for a while, but he eventually overcame his darkness to balance it with his light. Terra also succumbed to darkness, but BBS mentions several times that he has a very strong light in his heart regardless. It’s this light that forces Xehanort to take such a long, roundabout way of doing things to finally possess him in the end. Terra and Riku are virtually the same case, a point stressed all the more in Blank Points. So, overall, I’d say it’s safe to assume that the Seven Lights all have to possess strong lights in their hearts. This is kind of obvious, given the name.

Second, these six have been proven to be very justice-oriented. Sora, Riku, Terra, Ven, Aqua, and Mickey are all the types who would – and do – jump headlong and selflessly into danger for others, oftentimes complete strangers. They take their roles as Keyblade wielders very seriously and understand the kind of responsibility that they carry. So, I would also say that the Lights have to possess noble intentions, a strong sense of justice, and a general adherence to the idea of what is “good” in this universe. Also keep in mind that they play the roles opposite to the Darknesses, so they stand for everything Xehanort’s side doesn’t: lawfulness, order, and the general good.

Thus, if Terra is not one of the Lights, then besides finding the unconfirmed seventh (which, by all appearances, is most likely Kairi) the good guys also need to find another wielder who fits the above description. Of all the wielders we know, past and present, no one else fits all these qualities – except Eraqus, arguably, but even he made one really big screw-up that set him apart from the standards set by the six mentioned above. Roxas sort of comes close, but imo isn’t light-centric enough. Even the Foretellers, despite being generally good people, appear to be flawed in ways that ultimately put their own interests before anything else, unlike the six listed above who constantly put themselves last and fight for others and what they believe is Right.

SO. way too much tl;dr, but to sum it up, please please PLEASE do not just go by the word of all these people (including certain high-profile individuals) who preach “Terra isn’t a Light” and/or “so-and-so is a Light” as fact without any evidence to back it up. This happens a lot, and goes back to how fanbases in general have a terrible habit of accepting fan opinions as fact and then lashing out at canon when it doesn’t happen, which is a sad and frustrating thing to watch.

I’m not saying you should believe everything I’ve said as 100% infallible, but I ask you to consider it, and actually think for yourself, before just going with the biased flow and blind claims that are so prevalent in fandom.

anonymous asked:

do you have any good fic recs?


My personal favorite author is paganpunk2. They write the most adorable batfam (though mostly Bruce and younger Dick). I would start with Firework which is a retelling of Dick’s first year at Wayne Manor and the rest are listed on her blog.

Where’s Robin and Without Me (one story told from two different perspectives, would start with WM) is also super cute. It’s by Glimare who also has written a ton of excellent one-shots. Robin is sent to an AU where there never were sidekicks. Also Hostages, Hero’s Debt and Necessary Lies are very enjoyable. Daddy, not Bats is interesting. It’s if Bruce adopted all his kids when they were younger and, to care for them, gave up being Batman.

Roots is the start of a series by TV Maniac 2. It’s how YJ Robin ended up with Batman. Yes, this story is 1st person from Dick’s POV but just stick with it, it’s worth it.  First story in a while I stayed up late into the night to finish. Subsequent stories in the series are Hooked, Identity, Fragility and Loyalty is still ongoing.

Father by Lawless67 is really great showing each time the kids call Bruce dad for the first time

Also No Good Deed and Charades by Black Friar are particularly heart-wrenching. In NGD, Dick is taken from Bruce due to abuse accusations and the other Dick is kidnapped (again), really good dad bruce

Linchpin by Tiger Lily Roar is honestly amazing and read it and it’s short sequel Family Matters- A linchpin interlude. Like wow. I can’t even describe (Buried by her is also another intense Dick kidnapped story)

Pressing Matters, (More) Pressing matters by Sly are really cute just adopted Dick stories with a loving daddybats. I also like (Un)fortunate Son where Dick takes Dami and runs to safety before BI #8 instead of letting Bruce hand over Damian to Talia (sadly it’s unlikely to be finished)

WorldsGreatestDefective (Totally read I’ll Follow You Anywhere, The More Things Change and Dodge of my fav FF interpretation of tiny Jason)

Young Justice: Darkness Falls and Young Justice: Titans by Angelus-v1 is SUPER good. It’s a proposed season 3 and 4 of YJ and it’s very detailed plots involving so much from actual comics plus adding it’s own little fun things in. YJ:T is just finishing up and damn is it great.

Trepidation and Worth by sidekick heroisms are both very short, nice stories

 FinalArc writes some really good interesting batfam with a really realistic, complex Bruce who tries and fails, a lot. Totally read Instinct, Citation, Bumper Stickers, Paved with Good Intentions, It’s the Thought That Counts is really super cute

How We Fall by Skylark Evanson is a LONG story of Robin coping if Bruce died sometime during YJ.

Officer Calling 1080 by A Tragic Galaxy is very fun where Robin gets pulled over for speeding by a naïve cop, Bruce is very protective.

Weezila does great stuff with Brothers, Show-off, Twenty Bucks, Flying Lessons also Three Little Birds is a great AU

midnightluck  is the master of simply spoken but impactful one-shots. A Good Plan, A halo for your finger, Cause Walking Gets too Boring, dare not meet in dreams, just like bad wallpaper, The Circus Crime Protection Squad

aradian nights The Bond of Street Urchins, Where are all the goddamn knives, Fall and Fail, Stages of Deterioration is particularly devastating in which YJ-verse the Bats find Jason after he crawled out his grave and him trying to reintegrate into the family.

On AO3

- ANYTHING BY HEARTSLOGOS. I swear to Ford her stuff is just the absolute best and I’ve read everything so many times. SO mANy. Her Tim… is my Tim. favs: Clockwork, Executive Assistant to the Batman (READ THIS AU! HILARIOUS AND TOUCHING), Nanny, Awful Child, Drabble, Drabble, Things Left Unsaid, Think of the Cold, Our Silences are so Weighted, Quartet, Shutterbug and like… everything she has ever written, ever

- Really been enjoying Fracture by wintersnight which updated the other day I was soooo excited! (tw for light Jaydick and implied Jaydicktim) for Tim leaving and reintegrating into the Batfam post RR. Also in the Distractions collection she has a sad racture AU “No Home for Dead Birds” which is terrible in the best way.

- Bird by Bird, [Incident, Coincidence, Pattern], Five Times Jason Todd Saved His Brothers, and One Time They Saved Him by laceymcbain

- Slipcast by wisia is sad Tim :( and Class Differences for timkon

- Classics: One and Two by Protagonistically (The_Protagonist) is very good early Tim and Dick bonding and awkward Bruce trying to understand

- Support Systems, Make Believe Everything’s Alright, To be a Good Child, A Reason to Celebrate by keeptogethernow does very very good stuff

- Heart, Humble by Betty is GREAT Tim/Jack Drake bonding, it humanizes Jack Drake and makes me like him a bit more

- Life Lessons by Fire Dancer is watching child Tim develop his skillz

- Forgotten by Souliebird is bb Tim at Wayne Manor

- Try to Talk by drakesounds is Tim leaning on Bart and Kon for help

- Of Milkshakes and Marathons, Weighing Ones Worth by Rascal Joy (Dark Quill) for depressed Tim and Jay/Dami being good brothers (tw for suicide attempt in the second)

- Replace the Need with Love by Aviatricks (Also for Timkon, The Mystery of the Superboy Shirts which !!! was a birthday present from me and I remember this and I cry because I LOVE this story)

- For Timkon which is mostly focused on the realtionship not the smut- Trade in these wings for some wheels and your heartbeat in a thousand miles and Ink for Youself by victoria_p (musefool), Matters of the Heart and Reveries by DM (dragonmist30), TK! by Loud LucyThrough Another Lens by animegoil (tw for slight unintended abuse that’s immeaditely shut down) and Gonna be a better one (A thousand miles to your door) by Traincat.


Relationship: Dick Grayson x Reader

Summary: You are the superhero Nightingale and you’re slightly a meta.

Key: Y/N= your name

You were Nightingale, a kick-ass superhero that was trained under the aid of the big, bad Batman. While his combat training was hella useful, you had another talent, one you try to keep pretty quiet.

When you were born, your cries could serenade the angels. Your parents, while in awe of your talent, didn’t know exactly how to take care of you. Anytime you would cry, they would get distracted and almost forget they had to take care of you. If it had not been for your mother, you could have died as a child. The meta-gene that had made you the way you are caused you to be premature.

Your mother had passed on a few years after you were born which caused your father to go slightly insane and throw himself into his work. You would have to sing to get your father to pay attention and take care of you. After many late nights, and learning to take care of yourself, you were offered a scholarship to Gotham Academy for your musical capabilities. That is were you met Dick Grayson, the adopted son of Bruce Wayne, who, unbeknownst to you, was the reason behind your scholarship.

Dick knew, by ways of some easy hacking, that you were more than just a pretty voice added to the Gotham Academy choir. Bruce had studied you, learning that your voice had more capabilities than what you used them for. This is what caused Dick to beg Bruce to train you. He couldn’t imagine what you could do as a hero with some combat training and a little more control over your voice. Boy, did it work.

That is how you got to where you were you are today. A badass with a voice that made doves swoon. You worked with the Team, what you liked to call the Young Justice league. You had joined almost a year after Dick, as Robin, had formed the team. He was thrilled and so were you, and you were even more excited when the other batfamily members joined as they came and went.

Now, Dick was Nightwing, Babs turned to Batgirl, and Tim was the new Robin after Jason had passed. You stayed Nightingale, it was the perfect name and it was a gift from Batman. 

Nightwing had just called a small squad together. “Okay team, we have a pretty quiet mission. Recon, we’re checking out a drug trafficking ring. Probably nothing big, but the Bat wanted someone to check it out,” he explained to the group.

“Sound like so much fun,” you joked. The small group snickered.

It turned out to be not as easygoing as you had thought. It was a trafficking ring, but not drugs. Joker venom. This was the Joker’s dealings the team had stumbled upon. In the midst of the fight, you realized you were going to have to sing. It was only used as a last resort, but from what you could tell, you needed that last resort.

“Find a way to shield your ears!” You saw Dick look at you in confusion before understanding. He repeated your message over com to the rest of the team.

Once Dick had given you the all clear, you began, “Sing sweet nightingale, sing sweet...” You let it all out, you let your abnormality shine. As you sang, the fighting ceased and non-team members found themselves in a daze. While in their trances, they were cuffed and tied together. You stopped singing when everyone was clear and the goons were all tied together.

“Nightingale, that voice thing’s so super cool,” Beast Boy whooped while you guys made your way to a zeta.

“Thanks, BB. Just one of my many talents,” you gave him a cheeky wink and Garth laughed. Dick just smirked at the two of you. He knew that the voice wasn’t your only defense, he had trained with you and you were just as good at combat as he was.

“Yeah Beast Boy, I bet she could beat you with her mouth shut.” You chuckled as you nudged him with your elbow. Garth chuckled glancing at you unsure, not knowing if Nightwing was for real.

After a extremely boring mission debrief, you were talking with Dick until you sniffed the air. Appalled, you went searching for the source of the odor.

“Do you smell that? God, it’s horrible,” you groaned.

“Dude, that’s you,” Dick smiled, holding his nose.

“Crap, well I guess I’ll hit the showers, don’t want my roomie to have to deal with this,” you gestured to yourself, “See ya later.” Dick waved as you went to the locker room.

You grabbed your towel, 2-in-1 shampoo, and your civies. You glided into the showers and pulled the curtain. You decided to take your time. The showers were never this empty and you, for once, didn’t have to be back at school right after a mission.

 A bad habit you accidentally picked up was Jason’s habit of singing in the shower. It never occurred to you before that, in the shower, it was the safest place for you to do something that both was a blessing and a curse. You usually didn’t shower long at headquarters, so no one truly knew your habit.

As you shampooed your hair, you began to hum. When you rinsed it, you began to sing softly. Then you went to wash the rest of your body and you were full out singing. Your eyes were closed and your head relished the feeling of water tapping the skin. It was peaceful and calm and…serine. There was no one and nothing to stop you from enjoying your shower.

You finished up and reached around for your towel. You couldn’t find it so, while still singing a simple tune, you poked your head around the curtain to find it. You screeched.

Outside your shower stood Dick, Tim, and a few other teammates. Your scream shook them out of their trances. They all began blushing and murmuring reasons for leaving. Still naked behind the curtain, you watched as the crowd thinned except for Dick. He stood there just looking at you.

“Dick? Why are you still here,” you whispered his name, but continued on in a normal voice after. “I’m kinda naked here.”

Dick blushed, “Wha-what? Oh, sorry! I’ll just…be…going,” he babbled as he backed out of the room.

You got dressed and put your stuff away in your locker before going back out to face people. You didn’t really look up as you shuffled to the zeta tubes, hoping no one would stop you. Unluckily for you, Dick stopped you as you reached the tube.

“Y/N,” he muttered, “Do you have a minute?” You nodded. “I’m not going to apologize for being captivated by your voice, you can’t help it’s effects, but I will apologize for never truly appreciating it. Not only in tactical battle strategies, but in everyday life. It’s not just your singing, it’s when you talk. I could listen to you forever. So what happened today, with me taking a little to long to walk away, it was just my realization that I’ve never told you how much I appreciated it.

I can’t think of any reasons to not like you. Your talking and singing are the beginning of the thousand reason why I can’t shake you off my mind. God, it’d be impossible to try to tell you everything, but, please,” Dick grabbed your hands from laying limp at your sides, “let me try?”

You stood statue still, staring at your hands in Dick’s. Your brain was running a mile a minute. It took you awhile before you thought of a single coherent thing to say. “Yes.”

Dick beamed and you did too. He engulfed you in a hug. You melted in his arms until you heard Garfield shouting to whoever he was with. You and Dick sprung apart. Still smiling, you stepped into the zeta tube and waved to the boys as you disappeared.

You took your time strolling home, softly singing, “Sing sweet nightingale, sing sweet…” A smile dancing across your lips.

While I don’t read as much about the other Elves, beyond the Greenwood ones, there are some amazing pieces for them and I do wade in every so often to find ones that bring me a lot of joy. Elrond especially has such a rich history and I have an extreme weakness to anything with him and Maedhros & Maglor or anything during his time with Gil-galad or, as there is not nearly enough of for my tastes, reuinions in Aman!

The Starlit Sky by Makalaure, elrond & elros & maedhros & maglor, 34.2k
    Elrond’s account of his boyhood with the Fëanorians.
A Thing or Two About Elrond - chapter 2 - Foot in Mouth by Crookneck, elrond & elladan & dwarves & some other, 6.3k
    Elrond gets kicked in the face, Crúen the dwarf has bad fashion sense, Elladan fails lore school, Celebrían keeps the conversation interesting, and a jovial time is had by all except Elladan.
A Thing or Two About Elrond - chapter 5 - House of the Heart by Crookneck, elrond/celebrian & gandalf & arwen, 3.1k
    “…But the elves of this land were strange to us silvan folk, and the trees and grass do not remember them. Only I hear the stones lament them: deep they delved us, high they builded us; but they are gone… ”
Twelve Tunics - Chapter 1 - Wild Things by crookneck, elrond & gil-galad, 2.9k
    It was a popular belief during the elder days that the High King, Ereinion Gil-galad, was fearless.
Twelve Tunics - Chapter 3 - Hope Chest, elrond & oc, 1.5k
    This morning the halls of Lindon were not safe. Specifically, thought Elrond, the halls outside of my room.
Familiar Faces by ncfan, elrond/celebrian & finrod & galadriel & idril/tuor & implied maedhros & implied maglor & nerdanel & etc., valinor, 3.1k
    Valinor and its people are already familiar to Elrond.
Thank you, my sons by LaurielS, elrond/celebrian & elladan & elrohri, valinor, 1.3k
    In Valinor, whilst many elves wait for the arrival of their loved ones, one couple wait anxiously, wondering if any of their children will ever arrive. Sequel to The Choice, but can be read alone.
Getting to Know Him by Oshun, maedhros & maglor & elros & elrond, ~1k
    This is young Elrond’s POV in the first hours after Maedhros and Maglor take him and his brother with them from the Havens of Sirion.
An old green book by Beleriandings, maedhros & maglor & elrond & elros, 1.2k
    As children, Elros and Elrond conspire to make Maglor happy again with a little help from Maedhros, who is not nearly as frightening as he seems. Now Elrond looks back on those times and the people he has lost.
Finrod’s Rematch by Cirdan, finrod & sauron & celeborn & others, humor, 4.7k
    This tale is AU. Ch 1: Galadriel convinces her brother Finrod to meet the Fellowship. Finrod challenges Sauron to a rematch. Ch 2: Finrod shows up and challenges Sauron to a very different kind of rematch at the end of the Second Age.

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Tips on writing Cassandra Cain

Since I’ve noticed some thoughts about how she’s hard to write, here are some tips from a former Cass Cain RPer, current Cass Cain writer, and forever Cass Cain fangirl. This is probably not 100% thorough, but I tried to get all the main points. 

A lil on her personality:

  • She cares about everyone! She has the largest warmest fuzziest heart, and is all about giving people second chances. She’s never vindictive, hateful, malevolent, etc etc. All life is precious, even a villain’s, so no killing. Ever. Once she tried to kill her abusive biological father, David Cain, but just couldn’t do it. 
  • She falls in love (or at least becomes physically and romantically attracted to another person) easily, but is just as happy to stay friends with them if things don’t work out. 
  • She has iron determination. When she sets a goal, nothing will stop her from reaching said goal. 
  • She’s motivated by justice and the bettering of humanity. Not by vengeance. Or penance for her past. She just honestly wants a happier, safer world. 
  • She’s naive only because she hasn’t been exposed to many things, like television shows and how to properly care for flowers. But she’s a quick learner with a very good memory.
  • Her sense of humor includes lightly teasing her friends and family members, and delighting in seeing others laugh and smile. She’s also been shown to use sarcasm when dealing with villains, but only minimally. 
  • I wouldn’t say she’s 100% introverted. She’s more of an ambivert. She likes hanging out with people, and making new friends, but she also enjoys her alone time where she can train and think. 
  • It’s all about following her gut instinct. She trusts it more than anyone else in the Batfam, I think. 

Writing dialogue/body language:

  • Depending on where in the timeline you’re writing her, she either communicates only through body language and hasn’t gained the ability to verbally communicate yet, or can communicate through both ways. 
  • When she does learn how to speak, her English is at first very limited. She oftentimes will get homonyms or words that sound similar (but aren’t exactly homonyms) confused. She needs to think a little bit before finding the correct word. For instance, she can say “No, I don’t know” without pausing, but would pause for the following sentence since the words are a little trickier: “He escaped…into the convention center.” And I wouldn’t be surprised if she accidentally said “convocation center” the first time.  
  • But after a while, her speech improves greatly. Though speaking is still kept to a minimum, she no longer needs pauses in the middle of the sentences. She can definitely vocalize intricate sentences, though probably not on the level of a novelist. “No, not sure where he went, but we saw his partner head towards the convention center." 
  • Even so, body language is still her preferred method of communication. In the above sentence, she’d probably shrug instead of saying "No, not sure where he went” before starting the rest of the sentence. 
  • Keep in mind though her vocalized language may be simple, her inner thoughts are not. She’s been shown to have very profound, very complicated, and very beautiful inner monologues. 
  • The top challenge for writers then, is to think about Cass’s body language before thinking about her dialogue. If she can say it with her body, she won’t say it with her mouth. But, what she doesn’t say through her movements or speech, she’s probably thinking deeply about it. 
  • However, she does realize not everyone has a PhD in Body Language, so she does try to talk more often when needed. It’s okay to write her having a long conversation with people. But it’s also okay to write her answering everything with one word. 

How’d she show the following emotions:

  • Anger: lots of yelling, angry glares, perhaps even a few physical fights (like that time both her and Bruce had just enough of their pent-up thoughts and kicked and punched it out).
  • Fear: she’d mainly keep this to herself. If it’s during a mission, she reasons it serves no purpose in sharing, and instead will direct her energy elsewhere. If it’s during scary movie night organized by Dick, she’ll probably hide behind a pillow but not make a peep. 
  • Happiness: through smiles and laughter! She won’t go hi-fiving everyone in the room, but she will smile brightly and laugh loudly. 
  • Boredom: stoic expression, deep sighs, may just leave the situation to do something more productive
  • Sorrow: she mainly keeps it to herself, but will shed some silent tears here and there. When Cass is sad, she does a lot of introspective thinking. 
  • Disappointment: again, she keeps it to herself, and just vows to try harder next time. She doesn’t like to give up, ever. 
  • Love towards family/friends: hugs! she doesn’t give them often, but when she does, they’re very meaningful. Kisses too, on the cheek. That was how she communicated her thanks to Bruce early on. Also she’s super protective over her loved ones… one time she beat up Dick when she thought he had hurt Barbara (well, she was accidentally on drugs.. but still)
  • Love towards romantic interest: she definitely doesn’t hide it, and may even be the first person to instigate the first kiss (exhibit 1: superboy). She’s a little unsure as to what to do, but she follows her instincts. 

Character flaws:

  • She’s too self-sacrificing. She’ll easily take a bullet or die for someone, even if that someone is a complete stranger. Some may argue this is actually a virtue though. 
  • Sometimes her emotions get in the way of logic. Just sometimes. 
  • And according to Bruce, Cass sometimes doesn’t follow orders.
  • Not the most tidiest or cleanest person. Alfred’s been shown cleaning her fridge and ridding them of “the next civilizations”. She lived on the streets for years, so she doesn’t really care about throwing away rotting food. 
  • May sometimes be too blunt in her speech if she’s distracted, or if she doesn’t know the right words she wants to use. 
  • i can’t think of anything else my bb girl is too perf


  • Her favorite ice-cream flavor is chocolate (although no one’s sure if she was being sarcastic or not)
  • Her birthday is January 26th
  • Her everyday clothes seem to be very pastel-heavy. It makes me wonder if her favorite color is blue or something. 
  • Her favorite tea is Assam tea
  • She’s a really good fighter so writing her is a super awesome exercise in writing fight scenes
  • Doesn’t like to use weapons other than batarangs and grappling hooks. She prefers hand-to-hand combat. 
  • Can freakin dodge bullets that’s how good her body-language-reading-skills are
  • She has no qualms about walking around naked. The end. 

Anyway, I hope that helps somewhat! If you have any questions, feel free to drop by! :]

Also, any other Cass lovers out there, feel free to add anything I forgot! I do realize some may be my own interpretation from her comics, so our opinions may differ a little, and that’s okay!


Yang RWBY Vol. 2 Alternate Outfit WIP

I’m usually pretty good about logging my progress on cosplays, but since I churned this one out so fast I didn’t take all too many pictures of the process. In any case, here are the few photos I did manage to take!

I started with the jacket, which definitely took the longest (about a day and a half?) simply because I kept discovering new details that I didn’t immediately see in the turnaround (ie. the stripes on the sleeves and the back detail). I worked through the leggings and the skirt (which I made into skorts for ease of movement) in a day. And finally, I worked on the shirt on the last day. 

I really wanted this cosplay done for a con that came up much quicker than I anticipated, so I rushed through some bits as a stand-in until I can get some time to remake them much nicer (such as the belts and butt hankerchief). I also found out midway through working on it that some of my details are incorrect (like her dang shirt/vest thing has a zipper dsjkfasd) and I need to get the correct shoes with buckles and add her cute little bows to the backs of them.

This cosplay is far from perfect, but I am fairly happy with it for how little time I spent on it! Yang is my bb girl and I only want to do her justice lol!!! 

Btw… you know you’re a fabric hoarder when you can bust out an entire costume without going to buy supplies LOL. Please let me know if you have any questions at all about my cosplay! I would be more than happy to share my methods with you! =D

I have had a terrible time deciding precisely when is a good time to post fic recs, so I instead end up sitting on them for a month or two instead of actually posting. Since I run this sideblog on a queue, I tend to get on later than I usually post, which has me putting off “just one more day….”

But the final Hobbit movie is coming up and I’ve been getting excited about it again and want to read all the elf problems fic I can get my hands on, so! I am getting in gear, dammit! I have a lot of fic I want to flail about! So here goes. ♥

Paths Taken by daw the minstrel, thranduil & legolas & ocs, 35.7k
    A practical joke goes wrong and Legolas and his oldest brother learn something about confidence and courage.
Hunting Ada by sheraiah, thranduil & legolas + brief oropher & thranduil, ~1k
    The elven version of hide and seek in Mirkwood,
Escape by fanged geranium, feanor & sons + most other important elves in valinor post-rotk + valar, humor, crack, 21.6k
    Fëanor plots to escape from Mandos.
Ready by Lomelindi, thranduil & legolas + thranduil & oropher, fluff, 3.8k
    The passing of power from father to son is never an easy one. Angst and some shameless warm-fuzzy moments for Oropher, Thranduil and Legolas.
The Three Hunters and the Elven King by JediSapphire, thranduil & legolas & aragorn & gimli & elladan & elrohir, humor, 7.5k
    The War is won, Sauron has been defeated, and Legolas is finally returning home in the company of his friends. They have a furious Elven-king to face.
The House of the Golden Flower by vericus, thranduil/oc & glorfindel & gil-galad, 42k
    Those of the House were always noble. But Gondolin, and those who held loyal to it, were doomed first by Morgoth, and then the sons of Fëanor…
The Black Arrow by ziggy3, thranduil & smaug & legolas & gandalf & ocs, 19.6k
    Thranduil enters the dragon’s lair; it is not gold that he seeks, but something much more precious.
Odd Reunion by Grey-Rain-Cloud, thranduil & legolas, fluff, ~1k
    Seven of the Fellowship travel to Mirkwood, and six of them observe something they do not understand.
Watch This! by daw the minstrel, legolas & ocs, 2.5k
    Little elves fight boredom with shields, a stairway, and a phrase dreaded by the parents of boychildren of all races.
Blessed by Ilúvatar by White Wolf1, thranduil, 3k
    It has been many long years since an elfling was seen and heard in the halls of King Thranduil. Is that about to change?

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Definitely Unexpected (8/?)

Definitely Unexpected, a CS/Frozen Jewel AU

A/N: Hey look, an update! Had to do some adulting in the last few weeks, but through a series of airport layovers and some very late nights, this came to be! Thank you for being patient and sticking with this labor of love. I promise I won’t abandon it, and hopefully the updates will start coming sooner! Darlings @liamjcnes, @initiala, @kat2609, @clockadile, @lifeinahole27, @spartanguard, @lenfaz, this one’s for you :) Eternal gratitude to betas, @the-captains-ayebrows and @lovemelikeapirate.

Cover art by the beautiful tropical fish that is @liamjcnes

Definitely Unexpected

Summary:  Emma Swan, self-described “loner, loser, and complicated wreck” takes a much needed vacation from her New York City life by doing a home exchange with Liam Jones, a charming bartender from Brighton, England.  She could have never anticipated that what, or whom, she would find on her summer vacation was exactly what she had always been missing. (The Holiday AU, summer style)

Ch. 1, Ch.2, Ch. 3, Ch. 4, Ch. 5, Ch. 6, Ch. 7 | Also on Ao3

Chapter 8:

Emma gently roused to a symphony like she had never heard, certainly not at such an early hour. A chorus of seabirds and a gentle lapping of water against the hull was quite possibly the most pleasing sound she could have possibly woken up to. Thin streams of daylight crept in through the porthole windows. A delicate smile grew across her lips as she lay on her side, shamelessly staring at her sleeping bedmate.

Killian’s dark lashes lay peacefully against his tan cheeks. One of his arms was shoved firmly beneath his head under the pillow, the other lay haphazardly over his exposed stomach. The blanket only barely offered him a modicum of modesty, draped deliciously low across his hips. His sculpted chest rose and fell with slow, peaceful breaths. Emma wasn’t sure she had ever woken to a more beautiful sight.

Her willpower finally snapped when the temptation to reach out and trace his scruff-covered jaw became too much. As her fingers drew down his face, Killian inhaled deeply, and his lips curved up slightly at the corners. He craned his neck, nestling his cheek firmly into Emma’s hand.

“Just can’t keep your hands off me, can you, lass?” Killian cheeked, without even opening his eyes.

“Just admiring the view,” Emma sighed. An appreciation of aesthetic beauty was in no way weakness of character, so she couldn’t be blamed for acknowledging it.

Killian turned his body in Emma’s direction and cracked his eyes open. He met Emma’s more closely than he anticipated, their noses almost brushing. “The view’s pretty nice from here, too,” he replied with a lopsided grin.

“I can see why you like it out here,” Emma returned, dodging the obvious compliment. “Not a bad way to wake up,” she added with a nod towards the porthole indicating the peaceful morning harbor atmosphere.

“Aye, it’s unlike anything else,” Killian sighed dreamily. “Nothing starts your day off right like filling your lungs with salt air before breakfast.”

“Speaking of breakfast…” Emma trailed off. She wasn’t one for making demands, she prided herself on being self-sufficient. But she was famished and had no intention of leaving Killian’s boat just yet.

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