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In This Moment - Part One

Request: Hi. Can you write were y/n and shawn meet on a vacation? thank yu!

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A/N: This has to part, because it otherwise, became too long. Part two will be up tomorrow. 

In This Moment – Part One

The sharp sun – that non-stop had burning into my skin – headed up my entire body, I took a sip of my water to cool me down. It had been ages since I’d last been on vacation, and this time it was really needed. I had been exhausted for weeks.

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ST Rant: spoilers

okay so someone was talking to me about stranger things and she said she didn’t like mike this season bc he was rude and angry for “no reason”… like BITCH NO REASON ARE YOU WATCHING THE SAME SHOW!! This kid has dealt with hell. Okay so first his BEST FRIEND goes missing, his “body” gets found dead in the river and his parents don’t seem to give a shit or pay any attention to him like that gives him enough reason right there. But to continue he also had to deal with loosing Eleven and dealing with the Demigorgan or whatever and like I said before HIS PARENTS DONT SEEM TO GIVE A SHIT ABOUT HIM. He spends a whole week with a girl in his basement and running around looking for the upside and his parents NEVER NOTICED. He spent DAYS away at Wills and his parents didn’t even know where he was, they didn’t even care. That’s a big reason for him acting out. He’s hurting and he has a right to be hurting after everything. He’s trying to get that attention he isn’t receiving from his parents and he doesn’t except Max because he doesn’t want to replace eleven, who he lost. This poor kid has experienced more trauma than anyone should at such a young age. He isn’t angry for no reason. He has a reason

Avatar Headcanons #1

 Aang Era Headcanons

  • Zuko was very involved in the rebuilding of the Southern Water Tribe.
  • Zuko apologized to Gran Gran about what he did during the first two ATLA episodes…destroying the village, and dragging her out of the crowd etc…he was kind of embarrassed but pleasantly surprised when Gran Gran accepted his apology. 
  • After the war, Zuko taught the Fire Nation how not to rely on hate and anger for their firebending drive, and basically created a golden age for the Fire Nation founded on peace. 
    • This is also why lightningbending is so prevalent in LOK (will also post about that later).
  • Zuko learned to lightningbend.
  • As he aged, Zuko incorporated more waterbending forms into his bending style. Iroh was impressed. 
  • Zuko, and Aang had at least one flying bison v dragon race. 
  • When Izumi was around 10, she asked her father if she could visit Ozai in prison. Zuko refused–and Izumi visited Ozai anyway.
    •  Zuko was furious, but Mai and Iroh insisted that it wasn’t too bad of an idea for Izumi to visit her grandfather. 
      • Izumi’s line about “nonsense wars” was a direct result of Izumi’s interactions with Ozai. 
  • Both izumi, Iroh II, asked abou Zuko’s scar when they were young. When it was Iroh II’s turn…they were at a gathering and Izumi was incredibly embarrassed about the whole thing, but Zuko laughed it off and told his grandson–and anyone who cared to listen–the story of his scar. 

Pre-LOK Headcanons 

  • Assuming Iroh II was born shortly after Iroh I’s death, and assuming that Izumi is anywhere from 50-60, Iroh could have died when Izumi was between the age of 10 and 20. So profound was his effect on her that she named her son after him.
  • Katara and Tenzin showed Korra’s family the Southern Air Temple when Korra was a young girl. Taking a stroll with Tenzin, she overheares Korra say Aang’s name. Looking in her direction, she sees Senna kneel down to ask her how she knew Aang’s name. Katara smiles. 
  • Korra penguin sledding while Katara watches. 

Korra Era Headcanons

  • After Jinorra’s ceremony, Zuko approached Jinorra and mentioned how much she resembles Aang, and commented that her grandfather would be proud. 
  • By now, the Fire Nation throne room looks a lot like it did before Sozin began the war, but with two dragons (Ran, and Shaw) behind the throne instead of just one. 
  • Iroh II will name his son Zuko after his grandfather, finally enabling Iroh and Zuko’s relationship to go full circle with Zuko going from being Iroh’s surrogate son to his biological son.
  • On the next coming of Sozin’s Comet, there will be huge ceremony in the Fire Nation celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of the 199 Years War.
    • There will be a Ozai v Aang reenactment…Meelo will naturally volunteer to be Ozai despite being unable to firebend.
  • Bumi and Iroh II are total bros the same way Sokka and Zuko were. 
    • Iroh sometimes gets sick of Bumi’s shit though.
  • Korra visited Kuvira in prison on multiple occasions.
  • I doubt anyone besides Kataang’s kids know that Zhao’s in the Fog of Lost Souls…but, it would be interesting if Zuko found out. The Ocean Spirit killed Zhao because he’s the one that killed the Moon–but imagine Zuko thinking about how different things could have been. 
    • Imagine, instead of seeing Zhao in the Fog…we saw Book 1 Zuko. Imagine all the pain, and anguish that would haunt him in the Fog. On top of that, imagine Book 1 Zuko in the Fog while knowing how the prime timeline plays out. 
      • “I must capture the Avatar to restore my honor…father, I am your loyal son…” 
        • Heartbreaking, really, when you know how things actually end. 
  • Korra visited Katara after the LOK finale and thanked her for everything. 

Red Lotus Headcanons 

  • During his travels, Aang met a young man with a strong interest in Air Nomad traditions. Impressed, Aang fed the man’s thirst for knowledge and shared with him various Air Nomad teachings, even encouraging him to join the White Lotus. Eventuallyu, Zhaeer learned about Guru Laghima, and had regular debates with Aang about world philosophies. 
    • Even though the two disagreed with each other, they both enjoyed their philosophical debates. After Aang’s death, Zaheer met Xai Bau…and you all know how the story goes from there. 
  • Sokka rescued Korra, but died when he failed to swing his boomerang at P’Li in time. 
    • Boomerang did not come back that day. 

Zuko-Iroh Reunion Headcanons 

  • Zuko takes his grandchildren to meet with Iroh (I keep thinking he’d go alone for the first time, but he can’t just go without Iroh. And Honora Jr. would probably come too since we know she exists).
  • The Iroh-Zuko reunion is more heartwarming than the Zuko-Iroh reunion in ATLA. 
  • Iroh, knowing Zuko, will constantly expect Zuko to ask him to return to the mortal world with him, but is surprised when Zuko doesn’t ask him anything of the sort. If he does implore why Zuko didn’t ask that, Zuko will tell Iroh that he realizes what the consequences and implications of Iroh’s choice were, making Iroh smile before giving his nephew one last hug. 
  • Zuko tells his grandkids Uncle’s favorite tea joke on their way to see him, and neither of them find it funny for whatever reason–Iroh II especially. 
  • Iroh makes Zuko ginseng tea, Zuko’s favorite.

Sex Related Headcanons 

  • I really dislike Zutara, and think it’s illogical, but I’m on board with the idea of old, widowed Zuko and Katara hooking up if only because I want Maikos kids and Kataangs kids to constantly walk in on them for no reason but to create awkward moments. Also, I’ve pretty much headcanoned older kinky Katara thanks to some comic strips (said comics are actually about Korra), and besides the pairing here would at least make sense and it’s kind of cute. Alas, it would probably never happen–but, meh. 

Tenzin: Walks in on Zuko, and Katara WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE!?

Katara: Uhh…Zuko was showing me his honor/dragon? 

Izumi: Hey where’d our parents go? All I see are two leath–OH FOR RAAVA’S SAKE!

  • I always joke about how reports of erectile dysfunction disorder decrease dramatically among the Water Tribe population during the full moon, but let’s head canon it!
  • Kyoshi gives excellent sex advice…or, rather, did until Korra’s connection with her past lives was disconnected.
Times Cartman wasn’t a dick/a Softer side to the Fat Boy Part 1

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Months ago I had the idea to list all of Cartmans good deeds since there’s already one for his bad deeds.  Needless to say I was a lazy bitch and it didn’t happen. UNTIL NOW.  I figure it’s a good time to do it since I really didn’t care for Cartman in the first two episodes of this new season it was so bad with the first episode I felt like crying.  I was one of the few that didn’t want the old EVIL Cartman back at least not that way I wanted season early season Cartman to return.

Now yeah I know he’s an asshole and evil and a shit but he /isn’t always that way sometimes he has a heart and maybe it will grow three sizes one day.

A list of Cartman showing he isn’t always a douche

Season 1

Big Gay Al’s Boat Ride

Stan: But it was here. It was all right here. There- there was a techno dance club.
Cartman: Stan, you need to lay off the cough syrup, alright, seriously. I’m worried about you man. 


Stan: Oh man, I can’t believe he’s gone.
Kyle: Yeah, he was too young to be taken from us.
Stan: Dude, you’re the one who cut him in half with a chain saw.
Cartman: Let, let us remember the good times, Kenny would have wanted it that (Begins to sob uncontrollably.)

Season 3


(This guy was annoying as shit I couldn’t stand him)

Cartman rushes down the steps and runs alongside the plane. No! Jakov, don’t go!
Jakov from his window: Hi, Eric! Okay, bye, then!.. [the plane takes off.}

Cartman: [speaks in a quiet sad voice] Come… back.

Everyone wants to get ice cream

Cartman: No. That’s okay. I’ll see you guys.

(He really loved that annoying creature and anyone who lost a pet or best friend  knows how painful the poor kid must have felt)

Cat Orgy

(This is my favorite Cartman bratty but empathic )

(Shows compassion for Shelly despite her beating him up through the entire episode. Does not approve of he guy she’s dating.)

Shelly: [appears at the door] Hey, Skyler.

Cartman: You know this guy?
Shelly: He’s my boyfriend! [Cartman studies him]

Cartman: Christ, he’s like 50 years old!
Shelly: He’s 22! [Cartman studies him some more]
Cartman: Dude, that’s not cool.


Cartman is thrilled that he has blackmail on Shelly having a boyfriend over but sees her cries and actually consoles her.

Cartman: Well, Shelly, he’s 22. What, what were you doing with him anyway?
Shelly: Nobody my age would go out with me ‘cause I’m too ugly.
Cartman: You’re not ugly.
Shelly: You don’t think so?
Cartman: Well, you’re pretty ugly, but, you don’t have to be dating 22-year olds. I mean, what kind of scumbag asshole dates 12-year old girls?
Shelly: You’re right! He is a scumbag! I wish I could get him back! I just don’t know how.
Cartman: Weh-hull, I could ask Artemus Clyde Frog. He would know.

Shelly: Really? You would do that?

Cartman: Just let me get my cowboy hat.

(Shelly and Cartman  even share a cute  dance at the end of the episode.)

Season 4

Cartman’s Silly Hate Crime


Cartman:You… well… I know you don’t think you’ve… ever been anybody’s friend, but, well, you’re a friend to me.

(Then later in the end Cartman visits him and brings him Disney world which he someone stuffed in his ass??)


(My favorite moment of him showing concern for Kenny thanks to the fandom for showing this moment elsewhere I love it)
[Bus Stop, next day. The four boys are waiting. The rats return and crawl all over Kenny]
Cartman: Nnno! Get off, you stupid rats! He’s not dead yet!

Real friends brush rats off of your dead body

Season 5

Kenny Dies

Kyle: Cartman. [pause] Kenny’s in the hospital.

Cartman: [shock and distress flashes across his face] In the …hospital? Why?
Kyle: They told us he has a m-muscular disease. An and, that …and that he, he might die.

Cartman: [more worried] Die? Kenny?

(Tell me he’s faking that face he’s crushed here)


Cartman: [with emotion in his voice] …You know, it’s funny, Kenny. Stan and Kyle have always been sort of two best friends, you know, and… well I- I don’t know if I ever told you this, Kenny, but um… I kind of always thought you were my best f-friend. I don’t know.

Kenny: (Eric, well you’re my best friend, too.)
Nurse: [opens the door and looks in] Okay, we’re gonna need to get Kenny some time to sleep now.
Cartman: Don’t you worry, Kenny. I I’m gonna find a cure for you. Everything’s gonna be okay! 

Hospital corridor, Hell’s Pass Hospital. Cartman appears outside the door with a long face, chokes up, and faces the wall to cry. Kyle shows up and he promise to find a cure.

(It’s debated if he ever gave a shit about Kenny but that grief stricken face, is the same face he had when Chef was leaving so I think he gave some shits)

(I’m gonna end part 1 here I thought about doing every nice moment I could find in one post but was like nah this post is getting long so I’m gonna break it into four parts)

          instead of saying hello when casey answers her phone, marcus says:  d’you know there’s exactly two-thousand and sixty three and-a-half miles between chicago and seattle?  but then, just in case - in case he’s been forgotten, or he’s not welcome, any number of anxieties:  hiya pumpkin. ’ // @thymocosm (sc)


Calling of your heart-strings, an August Rush Fitzsimmons AU

Everyone has such beautiful headcanons or AUs for people like “I bet Akaashi plays the violin” and “Suga would totally be loving and gentle with children.”

But all my headcanons are along the lines of, “Hinata smells like straight up nasty sweat 24/7” and “Suga CANNOT handle children whatsoever,” and of course “Akaashi is a total glutton who eats with HORRIBLE etiquette.”

I just really enjoy making these boys more awkward than they already are I guess…

Really, Mel? You’re comparing the loss of Sophia to the loss of Shiva? This is one the most contrived comparisons I have heard in a long time. I don’t know if she honestly thinks that or if this is some crap Gimple has fed her to force onto C/E a connection that doesn’t fit. A shared loss of children. The Sophia arc, C@ryl’s golden arc, the one thing I didn’t think Gimple could ever touch. If that fucker is trying to make C/E’s connection deeper than it is in order to try to sell that ship and justify it even being in the same league as C@ryl… I swear to god…

At least with Morgan it was comparable and Morgan lost his kid long before anyone probably ever thought about Morgan and Carol sharing a scene.

Adding: These people have suffered so, so, so many losses since Sophia. And Carol has witnessed a great deal of them. And yet, with the exception of the girls (rightly so as they were supposed to remind her of Sophia), I don’t remember Melissa ever comparing those losses to the loss of Sophia. This screams contrived to me. Very possibly something Gimple fed her.

The interview for those that haven’t read it.

fr deities post-retirement
  • Earthshaker: "oh hello dearies you came just in time I made cookies what do you want for Christmas I made you some sweaters I'll cook for you you've grown up so much you're such a polite young person tell the family I said hello."
  • Flamecaller: the bitter, take-no-shit grandma worked five jobs to support her kids and spoils her grandkids. got Los Vegas married with Stormcatcher in the heat of their 1950s Mad Men-sequel careers when she was his secretary.
  • Windsinger: cool rad stoner grandpa who started dating the Arcanist when they were both seventy. Gets high and tells lies about bands he never saw.
  • Tidelord: dead probably.
  • Shadowbinder: cool gay grandma who punched out a cop and tells the best stories but gives the worst gifts. Steals shit and speeds red lights because she's old and can get away with it.
  • Lightweaver: condescending rich aunt who is bitter because she never came out and her parents are dead. Has a pet purebred dog she dolls up and coos over.
  • Icewarden: all his friends have died and lost his kids to the rickets. He doesn't let anyone touch the thermostat.
  • Stormcatcher: forced into retirement because of health reasons, a former oil executive who now works as a Walmart greeter. Scream every word he says and has to take those massive old people pills for his heart condition.
  • Gladekeeper: a sweet old lady who practically lives in the community garden, but actually is a raging asshole who watches dragon Fox News. "She's nice- for a ice girl."
  • Plaguebringer: disgusting aunt with stained yellow teeth. Smoked since she was eight but some how lived to 103 years old. She tells stories about the gang she used to run with and how she killed people and she isn't lying
  • Arcanist: shows up on the news multiple times for driving his mobility scooter on the highway in nothing but a bathrobe on his way to the library.
Takeshi Saving Kidnapped S/O

Takeshi sat in class, glancing back and forth between your empty desk, and the teacher. He hadn’t seen you since the two of you had gone your separate ways on the way home from school the night before, and you hadn’t ever messaged him that you got home safe. Normally that wouldn’t bother him at all, but now that you hadn’t shown up to class, he was slightly worried.

When the bell rang, Takeshi grabbed Tsuna by the arm and pulled him off towards the roof, Gokudera following, throwing insults at Takeshi’s broad back. Takeshi wasn’t listening, his phone pressed to his ear. Tsuna and Gokudera watched him.

“Hey, it’s [Y/N]! I can’t come to the phone right now, but leave a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!”

With an agitated sigh, Takeshi returned his phone to his pocket, before looking at his friends with a sharpness in his eyes usually reserved for baseball.

“Something’s happened to [Y/N],” he said, “I’m sure of it.”

“What makes you so sure, Baseball Freak?”

“She never called to tell me she got home safe last night, she didn’t show up today, and she didn’t answer her phone just now. Does that sound like [Y/N] to you, Gokudera?”

Even Gokudera had to agree, it didn’t sound like you at all. You were always sure to call them to assure them you were safe. Your respect for Hibari meant you never missed school unless you absolutely had to. And you always, always answered your phone if one of them called.

“I think Yamamoto is right, Gokudera-kun,” Tsuna said. He was frowning deeply, and gazing out at the buildings of Namimori. “I have a bad feeling.”

“Yamamoto is right, Dame-Tsuna.”

Everyone looked up at the sound of Reborn’s voice, and saw the baby disguised as the flag from the top of the school’s flagpole.


“Kid!” Takeshi picked the Arcobaleno up, eyes narrowed. “What do you know?”

Reborn held out his hand, and Leon transformed into a cane, which he used to whack Takeshi in the head. He was subsequently dropped, and he landed on his feet, looking up at the three Vongola members with his beady eyes. When he was sure he had their full attention, he reached into his inner jacket pocket and pulled out an envelope.

“This was addressed to Tsuna.”

The letter was typed, in standard font, on regular printer paper. Tsuna read the letter out loud so his two Guardians could hear it.

‘Vongola X,

I have taken the Rain Guardian’s most prized possession. I will kill her if you do not surrender yourself and the Vongola Rings to me by sundown. Included is a map to my base, but I should warn you; my men are very skilled, any attempts at rescue will be futile. Don’t be stupid, it would be a shame to have to clean such a pretty girl’s brains off the wall. Hope there aren’t any misunderstandings, Vongola. Ciao, Ciao!’

The letter was signed by the Head of one of Vongola’s well known enemies, the Cappiello Family, which Reborn had warned them could be a problem.

“What do we do?” Gokudera asked, arms crossed, “We can’t let the Tenth go off and surrender himself!”

“But it’s  the only way to get [Y/N] back!” Tsuna protested.

Takeshi shook his head, face utterly blank, save for the look of hatred in his eyes.

“No, you’re just as important as [Y/N]. Plus, she’ll never forgive me if I let you exchange yourself for her. We’ll just have to find a way to rescue her.”

“Cappiello said-”

“I know what he said, Tsuna! But he’s underestimating the Vongola. That’s going to be his downfall.”

Gokudera gave a firm nod, “Nobody underestimates the Vongola. We’re going to get [Y/N] back, Tenth!”

“Right!” Tsuna agreed.

Reborn’s proud smile curled on his lips as he watched them leave to prepare for the rescue.

You sat, bound, in a small room. You were blindfolded, but you could hear the men who had taken you hostage getting more and more agitated. You couldn’t help but smirk when you realized why.

Outside of the room, sounds of a raging battle had been steadily growing for the last hour. You could hear people screaming, explosions, and calls of, “Juudaime!” This told you that, at least Tsuna and Gokudera had come for you, and you figured that Takeshi was there too; the three of them were practically inseparable.

“What do we do?!” One of your captors cried suddenly, when another X-Burner explosion rocked the building. “The boss left to fight them and he hasn’t come back!”

“We need to stay with the girl,” this one’s voice was gruffer, and a bit calmer, “she’s the only leverage we have.”

“We should just kill the bitch and go.”

Your breath caught as a hand wrapped around your throat, but it was yanked away before any real pressure could be applied.

“Don’t be stupid! The Vongola would annihilate us if we kill her. We need to keep her hostage so that we have even a slight chance of getting out alive.”

The other man was about to retort, when the door was blown off its hinges and a familiar, obnoxious laugh filled the room.

“Ah, Lambo-san is the greatest! Lambo-san found [Y/N]-chan before anyone else! Take that, Stupidera!”

“Get lost, Kid!” There was a thump, a yelp, and suddenly, Lambo had scurried up into your lap and was clutching at your shirt, crying.


“It’s alright, Lambo,” your voice shook slightly, as you dipped your chin, resting it atop his head. “Takeshi will be here soon.”

“That’s it! I’m killing the girl, this is more trouble than she’s worth!” The panicked man shouted, and in your lap, Lambo stiffened. The sound of a gun cocking reached your ears, and you flinched back as far as your bindings would let you.

“Shigure Soen Ryu,” the voice of your boyfriend sent relief flooding through your body, “Stance 3, Last Minute Rain.”

There was a sharp cry of pain, a thud, and scuffling, before hands were pressed to the side of your face. You flinched away instinctively, but the gentle fingers persisted, lifting the blindfold from your eyes. You squinted in the bright lights, but, slowly, Takeshi’s face came into view. One of your captors, you assumed this was the panicked one, was lying dead on the floor behind him.

“Yamamoto!” Lambo latched around his waist, “You saved Lambo-san! What a good minion!”

“[Y/N],” Takeshi breathed, seeing the bruise on your cheek, another on your shoulder. “[Y/N], I am so sorry. This never would have happened if you hadn’t gotten involved with us.”

You shook your head, and strained against the rope that still bound you to kiss his jaw. He closed his eyes, brow furrowed, then deftly got to work on the rope. When you felt that you were free, you threw your arms around his neck, and held on tight. His hands pressed you closer to him, and he buried his nose in your hair, breathing in your scent.

“I knew you’d find me,” you told him grip tightening just a fraction.

“I’ll always find you,” he promised, “I love you, [Y/N].”

“I love you too.”

You pulled back and he held your face in his hands, small smile playing on his lips.

“The other one jumped out the window,” he explained softly, “Hibari is out there waiting to take care of any stragglers, so you don’t have to worry about him.”

“You’re here to keep me safe, now.”

With a nod, Takeshi leaned down, and pressed his lips against your own. You stood there, lips moving in tandem, before Takeshi pulled back, listening to something in his earpiece.

“They’re finished,” he told you, “The Cappiello Family has been defeated.”

You gave a quiet sigh of relief.

“Takeshi,” you took his hand, “Let’s go home. I’ll make everyone dinner as thanks.”

“Yeah,” he agreed, grabbing Lambo with his free hand. “Dinner sounds nice.”

He led you out of the small room, glad that you were now right where you were supposed to be.

anonymous asked:

First of all, awesome blog. Anyway my character was attacked by two men at the same time. she doesnt have any weapon with her while the men use a machine gun. there are few hiding spots for her to take cover, but i dont know the best way to disarm them

I don’t say this often, but she’s fucked. If you’re wanting to take the aggressive way out, and she will die in the attempt. There are ways to get a character out of a situation like this, but with the scenario you’re presenting, violence is not one of them.

Training is not the power to overcome all fights through superlative skill; it’s the ability to know there are some fights you cannot win, and assess the best way to avoid those in the first place, or escape, if it comes to that. 2v1 is already horrifically difficult. Giving them guns makes this (basically) unwinnable.

You’re not specifying what kind of weapons they’re using, and this is probably kind of important to know for your own purposes.

Machine gun can refer to (nearly) any automatic firearm. You pull the trigger, and it will continue firing until you release it, the ammunition is spent, or the weapon malfunctions (which is fairly rare in most cases).

This can range from fully automatic pistols, up through heavy weapons you’d mount on a vehicle. You’re probably thinking of assault rifles or submachine guns, since they’re easily portable. SMGs are chambered to fire pistol rounds, while assault rifles are simply, fully automatic rifles (using lighter rifle rounds).

Usually the term is used to refer to heavier automatic weapons, designed to suppress enemy movement and make returning fire more difficult. The entire idea is you put a lot of flying lead, and the threat of more following it, in the general vicinity of your foes, and they cannot move or return fire without being reduced to goulash.

Thing is, that basic strategy does apply to nearly all fully automatic weapons. The only difference is how much ammunition they can draw on, how far it can fire, and how gleefully it can tear apart concealment (we’ll come back to this in a second).

Put another way, the entire point of this weapon is to force enemies to stay in cover and not move, while the rest of your forces to better positions, so they can take them out.

If they stick anything out of cover, your machine gunner is waiting to blow it off. To a lesser extent, this is how all gunfights work. If you’re not shooting someone directly, you’re trying to keep their head down, so you, or your allies, can get into a better position to kill them.

Getting caught outside of cover against a competent gunner is a death sentence. They’re in position, they’re waiting, out you come, down you go.

For an unarmed character, there is no counter. Keep to cover, keep moving and get away, are the only real options, but with almost nowhere to take cover, that option’s gone.

It gets worse. Concealment is not cover. Cover is something that will protect you from incoming fire. Concealment is something that will hide you from the enemy. What this means is, TV, movies, and video games have lied to you. Bullets will easily punch through many objects. Including furniture, walls, ceilings, floors, cars, self-sacrificial idiots leaping into the path of the bullet. Taking cover behind a wooden shipping crate will only protect you if the stuff inside that crate is solid enough to stop a bullet. Ducking behind a wall, unless that wall is made out of concrete, won’t do much.

And, that’s not even an answer to your question. Gun disarms will get you shot. I’m going to keep saying this. Under the best circumstances, with excellent training, gun disarms are incredibly dangerous to the practitioner. You use them because they were going to kill you anyway, and you didn’t have another option.

Even when you’re dealing with handgun disarms, it’s incredibly easy to take a bullet mid-disarm, particularly if the shooter is using a stance the martial artist isn’t prepared for. Rifle disarms are a nightmare to pull off.

Stuntmen can make them look really cool, and when you’ve got two people cooperating disarms can be very fun to watch. But, that’s entertainment, actually trying to execute disarms in the field is for the supremely foolish and those who were already two seconds away from death.

So, back to the beginning, how does your character get out of a situation like this? Not getting into it in the first place is a good option. Making sure they have an escape plan is a second.

If your character gets a phone call to take them out to some abandoned warehouse, or construction site, or farm in upstate New York… maybe they shouldn’t go. Or at least not alone. There are rare situations where a character would have a legitimate reason to walk into a trap like that, but under normal circumstances, situations like that demand your characters come up with ways that mitigate the risk.

There’s a real habit of having characters doing stupid things because the power of plot compels them. At some point, the justifications like, “if you bring anyone with you; the kid dies,” got lost, and we’re left with characters walking into very bad situations.

Even if, “the kid dies,” that doesn’t mean your character should be following instructions, or plunging into dangerous situations without setting up contingencies.

At this point it’s worth considering, with hostages, if the villain is planning to kill your character, then that’s all they need the hostage for, and once you’re character’s down they’re going to be next. On reflection, that’s not a really great reason to be following the rules, is it?

Having a contingency plan doesn’t mean bringing buddies or gearing up. Sometimes it means finding ways to exploit the restrictions placed on your character. Armed attackers planning to murder you? Find a crowd. A couple mooks might be willing to take their chances gunning you down in an alley, but are they really going to risk opening up in a crowded bar?

Even if your character does need to go into someplace they really shouldn’t. They need to have an escape plan, if things go wrong. That could be as simple as making sure they have a way out of the building they’re in, or it could be more complex, such as having allies who will come in if the situation goes wrong. In a situation like this, it might be as simple as remaining undetected until she can escape.

Regardless, saving a character from a situation like this, usually means not getting into it in the first place. I understand it, you have characters that need to go someplace for the story to progress. That’s fine. But, your characters do need to plan ahead, and assess their situation to the best of their ability.

Someone or something told those guys to drop by. Maybe there were there ahead of time, in which case she needed to know where they were, and keep track of them before going in. Maybe she tripped an alarm, and they got called in behind her, so now she needs to find a way out, without them actually spotting and killing her. Maybe someone called them in to kill her, in which case, again, she needs to avoid detection and get away.

Ideally you need a way for them to overcome their foes. Note, “overcome,” not, “defeat.” In a situation like this, the best solution to overcome a hit squad sent after your character is going to be to escape, not to fight them head on and die. Find an opening, make an escape. Don’t get tied up in hand to hand with someone using an automatic rifle, only for his buddy to drill your hero.


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anonymous asked:

Prompt: Henry (maybe a little older) comes home to Emma and Killians house drunk. Emma is upset and trying to scold him but Killian keeps giggling and teasing like when they found out about Violet.

Hey there, Nonnie! Sorry for the delay, but I managed to type out a quick one-shot about your prompt. Thanks for submitting it!

When it came to drinking, Emma Swan knew exactly what she was talking about.

When you have more demons than good memories, it’s very easy to work your way around a bottle. Wine when she was having trouble sleeping, tequila when she wanted to forget everything and have a good time, whiskey when she wanted to stop thinking. Lastly, rum when she wanted to watch the sunrise with her pirate.

Of course before meeting her one-handed wonder rum was only her choice of drink when she wanted to be a bit more adventurous, liquid courage. Now rum was only associated with good memories. Watching the sunrise, taking shots during their post-Underworld celebration, the taste of his mouth when she came home. All good things that replaced images of her in a lonely bar drinking by herself.

Her highest priority was always Henry, especially after what she did as the Dark One. Making sure Henry went to school when they weren’t defeating villains. Making sure Henry ate right. Being civil to Regina so Henry doesn’t feel constantly at war. All for him.

To her astonishment, it all seemed to work. Henry was smart, kind, and an overall amazing young man, she couldn’t have been prouder of him. Half the time she wondered if was even related to her, but the faint stretch marks on her abdomen reminded her that Henry was indeed her son.

So when Henry stumbled into the house three sheets to the wind, she was rather shocked.

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anonymous asked:

Just imagine Momma Bucky, Poppa Steve, and their loyal gang of girl scouts going camping.

This makes me so happy
Bucky making sure everyone is safe and worrying about them, doing head counts every hour to make sure they haven’t lost anyone. Giving their kid kisses on the head all the time and embarrassing the hell out of her
Steve helping the girls with their projects and giving them tips on whatever they need help with, and making jokes that are total dad jokes that they all groan at but especially his kid, she’s probably so done with him