Still inactive. I figured it would be too risky to have her potentially reform while I’m asleep and rampage through the off-limits part of house (nearly all of it), so in my efforts to keep her close I’ve contained her gem in a carrier next to me.
Its already been about a day. I’m not even sure if the cat actually did significant enough harm for her to take this long, so I’m hoping she’ll be out soon.
I’m gonna answer some questions while I wait. feel free to ask me more things.
Adrien is excited to reveal his true identity, while Marinette is terrified. But Master Fu says they can’t afford to be distant any longer. Chat Noir and Ladybug are meant to work in tandem both in and out of uniform, their strength stemming from the bond created between them. Yet, teenagers are sometimes better at dancing blind than running with wide open eyes, even with the steps laid out before them.
Steps in the path of an expanding world. Apart, they’ll flounder. But together, they might just stand a chance.
PART ONE COMPLETE Chapters 1 - 10 Word Count: 122,141
Chapter 19: Questions Without Answers
Approximately One Week Prior
Flopping down in the chair, Nino took a deep breath, reaching up to wipe the sweat from his brow. He’d dropped his and Master Fu’s bags to the floor beside the wicker chair, not a single care for the sloppy behavior.
They’d been hiking half the day—no exaggeration. They’d left at three in the morning, reached the mountain trail by six, and been climbing ever since. It was near one in the afternoon by that point, though it felt later. Likely because they were so deeply tucked away in the woods that sunlight hardly filtered through the trees, let alone the windows of the cabin.
Sinking further in the chair, Nino watched as Master Fu slowly made his way around the room, lighting lanterns. The dim glow revealed the empty shadows of the cabin. Hardly any furniture—just the two wicker chairs and the small table between them. The floor was hardwood, a few matts folded up against the wall. There were no other attached rooms, no working water, no electricity. There was a small fireplace, but it was boarded up.
Nino knew this wasn’t supposed to be a luxury trip, and that he and Master Fu would be spending most of their time outside, but the one-room cabin was looking even bleaker than he’d imagined.
Not that he was complaining. There were plenty of things he could complain about, but the extras of being a superhero didn’t fall into that category.
It was an honor, being Tortue de Fer. He knew that. Certainly it was a threat to his life, was challenging, but it meant something. He was being given an opportunity to do good. To accomplish things no one else could. Which, more often than not, left him insecure. But that was all the more reason to work harder—to show he was worthy. Or try to, anyway.
“You’re letting your thoughts get the better of you,” Master Fu said from across the room, causing Nino to jolt upright.
“S-Sorry,” he sputtered, springing immediately to his feet. “Do you need help?”
“I may be old, but I think I can light a few lanterns.”
“Do not apologize for things undeserving of such consideration.”
Which left Nino not knowing what to say.
Humming, Master Fu finished with the final lantern before turning his thoughtfully masked expression on his student. It was a look Nino was more than used to at that point, what with spending hours alone with the man after training with Marinette and Adrien. Yet, despite this, he could never read anything off his features.
He was used to it, but it wasn’t exactly comforting.
A look at the intimacy that Will and Hannibal shared in the first half of season two, in the context of their physical separation
The first chapter of the third season operates in a manner in which everything that happens physically also happens metaphysically, and this is key to the resolution of both the events that occur and of Hannibal and Will’s relationship.
On the surface, the story divides itself into multiple main locations: Florence, Palermo, Aukštaitija, and the United States. But, within all these locations, there’s only one real location, and within that location, time moves both backward and forward. It is the landscape of Hannibal’s mind.
Why are Tessa and Catarina considered more powerful than Magnus?
Tessa was born from an unmarked Shadowhunter and an Eidolon demon. She has shapeshifting capabilities and bears no warlock mark. Catarina is an extremely skilled healer. Personally, I think Hodge had to find some kind of criteria in order to make his list of warlocks who could have made the potion (like, apparently Ragnor was up there just because he was older?) but it’s likely the reality is that one warlock being more powerful than the other isn’t cut and dry.
Though it is curious to consider where Magnus sort of ranks. I’ve never really seen him as being the most powerful, which I know sounds weird because I’ve been screaming about prince of hell Magnus since the day I was born. But while I think he is extremely powerful, I’ve never gotten the sense that that’s what really got him to where he is as High Warlock if that makes sense.
I mean, Magnus’s reputation has always been about more than his magic. He’s also more politically involved, having been there at the Accord negotiations, and he’s simply charismatic. In the books, Magnus started taking contracts at 16 and pretended he was some ancient warlock who knew what he was doing and it worked. As powerful as he actually is, I suspect those in the Shadow World sometimes overestimate his power even further because he’s justthat good at building and maintaining his image. This talent probably has as much to do with the influence he currently holds, if not more. Like, people literally whisper about whether or not he exists. That’s a level of personal branding that goes far beyond how much magic he can do.
tl;dr I’m in love with the idea of Magnus’s high level of influence being as much about his personality and his ability to navigate the different factions in the Shadow World as it is about his magic.
Hello Homestuck fandom, I am a person with ASD who suffered from episodes of psychosis as a teenager due to an undiagnosed brain tumor. During that time period, I was angry a lot and hit, kicked, and threw shit at people who didn’t deserve it.
This gives me The Right To Have Opinions About Eridan Ampora, correct? As per the guidelines set out in this silly conversation going on right now? I think it does! Sounds like it does! Here is my opinion on Eridan Ampora:
Fuck that guy.
Hello Homestuck fandom, I am a person who worked as a paralegal for a criminal defense law firm for a number of years.
Here is my opinion on Eridan Ampora at greater length:
He is a precisely average example of that genre of self-absorbed creep who comes into law offices apparently personally hurt by the criminal charges against him for domestic abuse/assault/terroristic threatening/vandalism/manslaughter/etc. Doesn’t the prosecutor understand that the victim hurt his feelings! His family and workplace were’t supporting him! The world’s a cruel place, sometimes you’ve got to fight back! His behavior was perfectly natural - anyone else would have done the same!
That most people do, in fact, get by in similar circumstances or worse without hurting people does not occur to him - if someone didn’t react the way he did, then that person clearly was not really in the same situation he was. That person just doesn’t get it!
It’s hard, being a kid and growing up. It’s hard and no one understands.
(me: “Please do not agree to represent Eridan Ampora he is awful”
attorney: “I quoted him a $25,000 attorney fee and he paid it, sorry”)