Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

I know climate change is both real and catastrophic, but it’s been 60-70 degrees for the last week, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy every second of it.

How Hard Could It Be (or, When Mom Isn’t Home…) 
Zaggar, G

so @eatyourgrapes and i were talking about what might happen if archnemeses Kova and Zarkon were left alone for like, a weekend, while Honerva goes and gives a lecture because she’s a badass alchemist doing bleeding-edge research.  Apparently the answer is “trouble”.  Enjoy!

Zarkon had faced many challenges over his hundreds of deca-phoebs of life; marauders, hostile fleets, and vengeful brothers had all taken their swing at him, but he would not have gained and maintained his hold on the throne if he had not bested all of them.  He would not have caught the eye of his wife, the most talented alchemist to come out of the system in (as far as Zarkon was concerned) the entire collected history of Altea and Daibazaal combined if he did not have a cunning mind and the ability to think quickly, adapt to situations on the fly.

But here he was, watching Honerva pack for a few quintants away at a lecture with a growing sense of unease that was entirely connected to the cat she had to keep gently removing from her case.

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My favourite Hartwin fanfics

Since the new trailer I’ve gotten back to the fandom and looking for new fanfics, although all the ones that interested me so far turned out to be already bookmarked, so I’m making a short list of the faves that I’m redescovering. 

1. Laid to rest by mauzymorn. 

“After the chaotic mess that had been V-Day, everyone’s got to learn to get back on their feet, right? Finding out Harry’s alive does wonders to that end for Eggsy - that is, until ghosts from the past rise up to ruin it all. How could Harry not have seen this coming? Archnemeses that can’t stay dead seem to come with the territory of being a spy.It’s too bad that this particular ghost isn’t one of Harry’s… It’s Eggsy’s.”

2. under my skin (tried so not to give in) by venvephe“This is a monumentally bad idea, Eggsy realizes, in the fraction of a second between reaching out and tugging at Harry’s tie and seeing his eyes briefly widen before their lips meet.Or: snogging is a great distraction technique for hiding in plain sight from your enemies. It is decidedly not great for hiding your growing, uh, interest in your secret service colleague.”

3.  Kingsman: The Misadventures Edition by LazyBaker“A deleted scene where Eggsy is injected with a serum that makes him say everything that’s on his mind and he literally cannot stop talking about how amazing Harry is while Harry watches on both horrified and utterly smitten.” 

I’ll update as I keep finding new gems

The Red Menace

She had him pinned. He couldn’t defend himself.

It would be so easy to raise her fist and deliver the finishing blow.

But Sashi didn’t.

She took the time to savour her victory, look into her opponent’s face and commit it to memory before she utterly destroyed it.

They were only inches away from each other, after all.

She could see the bewildered look on Penn’s face, still having trouble believing his silly plan hadn’t worked.

She could feel Penn’s breath on her face, hot, ragged, tired.

She could look into those stupid eyes of his, see the fear in them, dive deep into those bright, shining pools of blue–

 BUZZ! Beep-beep-beep…!

“Winner! Penn Zero!”

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@sunset-feathers, but also to anyone else who is reading this from a “You are defending endos, therefore you are an endo” perspective.

First, you do not know what our system genesis is. Do not assume we are endogenic because we are upset about the unfair treatment of endogenic systems.

Second, we have never advocated for non-traumagenic systems to invade trauma-specific spaces. There are some systems elsewhere in the non-tumblr plural community we do NOT get along with, because we have fought with them tooth and nail on this topic, in defense of the DID systems whose spaces they were invading. There are people here, on tumblr, now, who were witnesses to fighting between us and a Big Name Spiritual System that thought it was completely acceptable and reasonable to go into DID Mailing Lists and Servers to Save DID Systems By Convincing Them DID Doesn’t Exist, and we were 300% in their face about how completely abhorrent and utterly wrong that is, and no, it is not okay, that bullshit is never okay.

We were obviously, they declared, the best example of those awful deluded DID systems.

Just as now, when we fight with anti-endogenic gatekeepers, they declare we’re Obviously a great example of those awful deluded endogenics.

If you and your fucking archnemeses can’t even fucking agree what -genic category we Obviously belong to, maybe, just maybe, the extreme ends are basing their assumptions about the opposite side on fucking bullshit stereotypes with no basis in reality. “Most DIDs” “Most endos”. Do you even fucking realize how much you sound just like each other?

Why would we ever fucking disclose genesis in a toxic environment where it’ll be taken as Backing A Side In Some Bullshit War? Where it’ll be taken as automatic approval of harassing those people, because they chose to self-label differently from these people? How about just not harassing any fucking people at all?

“finn and joe are former friends turned archnemeses and they’re being forced to tag team against a much more threatening rival team and to coexist on a tag team ONCE AGAIN for long enough to defeat the club” DID YOU MEAN PANDERING TO ME, BUZZ INTERNET, DIRECTLY AND SHAMELESSLY???????

Hey, y’all remember how I used to do half-assed pieces of Batman meta on this blog? Let’s try that again!

As far as I can tell, World’s Finest #6 (cover-date June 1942) was the earliest comic to cement Joker, Penguin, and Catwoman as the Batman villains - a club that wouldn’t see new members until the ‘66 show (and more importantly, the movie) launched the Riddler to prominence over twenty years later. No, none of them are the stars of this story, but that’s the point - in 1942, there was no such thing as back-issue bins, let alone the Internet, to sate anyone’s hunger for continuity. When a writer decides to drop you in as pure set-dressing, knowing you’re quintessentially Gotham enough to carry the audience through? That’s how you know you’ve really made it.

Also, I demand a twelve-issue story arc reintroducing Mr. and Mrs. America and Everyboy as Batman’s newest, deadliest archnemeses. Make it so, Tom King.

I’m one hundred percent down for the whole Dragonface the Mad Prince thing, but like, what I really want is Mad King to be like, dad of the year to Dragonface. Like, it’s Ryan, right? I want him to be like “son, Daddy needs to fight his archnemeses now, so you stay over here out of the battle so you don’t get hurt, okay?” before immediately turning to X-Ray, Vav, and Mogar like “TIME TO DIE BITCHES”.

“Wait, doesn’t he mind you wanting to be a superhero?”
“Oh, yeah, he’s convinced it’s just a phase and I should get it out of my system early.”

His henchmen start to go after Dragonface because he’s with the heroes and Mad King is like “touch him and you’re fired*”.

*out of a cannon**

**into the sun

eyyy to celebrate fear 2X01 here’s a hsau!lexark drabble b/c everyone would’ve rathered fuckboy jack be elyza. also i really like sickfluff, sorry guys i’m a sucker for cutesy tropes. this was much longer than i intended

summary: alicia pays even less attention in class b/c she would rather send sappy texts to her gf. they’re kind of domestic for teenagers in modern america.

Smitten didn’t begin to describe what Alicia felt.

Smitten seemed so general of a term. Maybe whipped? Nah, that wasn’t it either. Though she was, not that she’d admit it. Whatever, so was Elyza. It was a mutually whipped relationship.

What would you call a person whose day just felt wrong because their girlfriend wasn’t at school?

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Stars in Their Own Rights

Chapter 1: Lights

Chapter 2: Camera

Chapter 3: Action

It’s been a while since the Transcendence, the cataclysm that introduced the supernatural confined to Gravity Falls to the rest of the world. It’s been even longer since the Pines took down Gideon. Now, Gideon thinks he has a way to get his revenge.

Ao3 version: x

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