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lesbian culture is finding a fictional wlw ship to obsess over and then being broken inside when the writers inevitably kill them off EVERY SINGLE TIME.

zarohk  asked:

So, I'm not totally sure the timelines match up, but do you think that Rachel's sisters (especially Sarah who is younger and more naive) could have watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer and decided that Rachel is the Slayer? Goes out at night, all hours, secret boyfriend who only visits her at night, can't tell their single mom, etc.

[First of all: the timelines do actually match up quite well.  In #20 there’s a brief mention of David’s dad (of all people) watching Buffy on TV, and although Animorphs started and ended first most of its run overlaps with Buffy.  Second, I LOVE this idea so much.  Rachel and Buffy are two of the people who were massively influential in teaching me and my friends that it was possible to be girly and tough at the same time.  Third… Voila.]

It starts as a way to distract her sisters, on the nights when their mom can’t make it home and their dad is too busy to call—Rachel will put on whichever Buffy episode she’s got saved in the DVR and all three of them will watch it together.  However, all three of them fall in love with the show over time, until they’re catching each episode live: Sarah laughs at all the puns and hums along with the theme song while Jordan waxes poetical about how dreamy Spike and Angel are.  

Rachel just loves Buffy herself, because there aren’t enough girls on TV that can look that fabulous and kick butt at the same time.  It becomes a weekly ritual, one that Rachel sometimes has to miss if Cassie or Jake calls with urgent news, but she’ll put aside anything short of the alien invasion to catch it with her sisters.

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Jordan meets Rachel at the door, which is a bad sign because their mom and Sarah are both asleep and Rachel herself went to bed six hours ago.  The mission was long, nasty, and exhausting, the way they always are, and Rachel’s too keyed-up from the adrenaline rush to think of a proper excuse for why she’s sneaking in.  

She and Jordan stare at each other in silence for a few seconds, Rachel leaning on the door frame, Jordan holding a comic book in both hands as she sits on the end table in the foyer.  Jordan becomes the first one to speak.  “Sarah and I were talking,” she says.  “And I think we figured it out.”  

Rachel feels her stomach churn.  She’s not as careful with her sisters as her mom.  She never has been.  “Figured what out?”

“It’s okay.”  Jordan clutches her comic book a little more closely, expression solemn.  “We won’t tell Mom.”

Rachel crosses her arms.  “Won’t tell her what, exactly?”

Jordan thrusts the comic book at Rachel.  The cover shows a girl—Buffy Summers, judging by the title—holding a wooden stake in one hand and a sword in the other, her blond hair whirling around her as she thrusts the sword at a spike-covered greyish creature in the corner of the frame.  

Rachel takes a step back from the comic, not sure whether to laugh or to cry.  

“It explains everything.  Where you sneak out to almost every night.  Why you’ve got blood under your fingernails half the time when you get home.  Why you’ve got a secret boyfriend who only comes out at night—”

“I don’t have a boyfriend,” Rachel says reflexively.

Jordan nods, eyes wide.  “Uh-huh.  So you definitely weren’t seen by half the school at last week’s dance with a mysterious guy who has blond hair and is never seen around town.  You don’t have a boyfriend, even though I’ve heard people talking in your room in the middle of the night.  And you always leave your window open, even—especially—when it rains.  Almost like you’re waiting for a secret vampire boy—”

Rachel snorts a laugh.  “Tobias isn’t a vampire.”

Which has exactly the opposite effect than the one she intended.  “Oh my god,” Jordan whispers.  “Tobias as in that guy who disappeared last year? Everyone thought he died—” She gasps.  “Unless he did die.  And now he’s back!”

Much as Rachel wants to laugh and keep laughing until she falls over, she understands that this conversation actually has serious implications.  With effort she sobers herself.  “Look,” she says at last.  “There are things… Things I can’t tell you.  You wouldn’t be safe if I did.”  

She looks Jordan in the eye.  Jordan is taking this conversation seriously—probably more seriously than Rachel herself, for that matter.  “I understand,” Jordan says.  

“As soon as…”  As soon as the war’s over.  “As soon as it’s safe.  I’ll tell you everything.  Right now, there are things I can’t talk to you, or to Mom, about.  But someday I will.  I promise.”  Rachel can’t be more honest than that.  

“Okay.”  Jordan bites her lip.  “I just wanted you to know your secret’s safe with me.  And if you ever need help, like, hiding a body…”

Rachel smiles, overwhelmed with fondness.  “Thanks.”  She yawns.  “Now, if it’s all right with you, Dawn…”

Jordan makes a face.  

“I’m wiped, so I’m going to bed.”  She walks past Jordan and up the stairs to her room.  

“Rachel!”

She turns around.  Jordan is standing at the bottom of the stairs, hugging her comic book against her chest with both hands.  

“On the show,” she says haltingly.  “They say a lot about how slaying’s a dangerous job.  About how most slayers don’t live to be twenty.”  There’s real fear in her eyes, as she looks up at her sister.  

Rachel grins, tossing her hair over her shoulder.  “Really, Jordan, you should learn not to believe everything you see on TV.  After all, it’s just a show.  No vampire’s gonna take me down.”  

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“You know, my sister thinks you’re William the Bloody.”

«Who’s that, a spokesman for Kotex?»

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She doesn’t get much input on the actual headstone; she’s too young for that.  She does, however, manage to put in a special request for the plaque on the statue they erect outside of Washington D.C., a proud grizzly bear rearing up to defend the Capitol.  

Rachel Daniella Berenson, the plaque reads.  She saved the world.  A lot.  

anonymous asked:

Nalu and Fraxus are my otps and omg you think you could draw them on a double date?? that would be so cool!!

*screams* THEY’RE MY OTPS TOO

*screams louder* I ADDED GAJEVY IF YOU DON’T MIND SORRY I HAD TO

DOUBLE DATE GO: ((minor warning for longish post ahead, also read from left to right))

gajeel is surprisingly the most competent at this relationship thing. who would have thought.

20 Buffy Asks

A.K.A. I’m desperate for human contact

A.K.A. Send me a number

1. Make me choose between (character/episode/season/ship and character/episode/season/ship).

2. What’s your opinion on season 6?

3. What’s your opinion on season 7?

4. What’s your opinion on Riley?

5. What’s your opinion on Dawn?

6. What is your favorite (episode/character/season/ship)? 

7. What is your least favorite (episode/character/season/ship)?

8. What do you think is the worst episode?

9. What do you think is the best episode?

10. Who do you think was the best big bad?

11. Who do you think was the worst big bad?

12. Top five (characters/seasons/episodes/ships).

13. Rank these 5 (characters/seasons/episodes/ships).

14. What is the strongest point of season(x)?

15. What is the weakest point of season(x)?

16. Which character do you wish was developed more?

17. Which character do you wish had less of a focus on them in the show?

18. Which show do you like better, Buffy or Angel

19. Tell me an unpopular opinion you have about the show.

20. Would you want to be a vampire, demon, human, witch, Watcher, or Slayer?

Or literally anything else you want to ask. Please, my friends. I’m SO fucking bored.

anonymous asked:

I just wanted to tell you that the doodle you made, where Natsu and Gajeel look out for Rogue and Sting is lovely and really cute. The dragon slayers are my biggest Brotp so I always love seeing them interact. Your art is really awesome! Have a nice day!

Oof thanks so much! I agree, the dragon slayers should interact with each other more often. They’re precious. Have a nice day too!

neonbars  asked:

rant about season seven fuffy pls

FCKIN GLADLY

i just. so much of what makes it good is that faith has done her penance? she is on the path to redemption and has reflected so much on her past and herself and she’s? and incredible woman???? who’s been through so much but is doing all that she can to make herself a better person?????????? fucking. i worship the ground s7 faith lehane walks on.

and then you have battle-weary buffy. who has only just reclaimed her will to live the life of the slayer in the past year and is now being tasked with the impossible: lead a bunch of young girls with no supernatural abilities to what is certainly going to mean death for a fair number of them. she’s tired and she’s trying to be hard in order to survive this terrible battle.

but faith has always rankled her? has always been able to push her buttons in a way no one else does. so having faith around it. it makes buffy crackle around the edges. it makes her snap….faith’s presence helps her get angry about their current situation. because faith doesn’t back down. and buffy works best when she’s collaborating with her team. not being their general. sure she makes the final call, but she’s also strong when she delegates and it takes a community and all that.

so we have all that. and then buffy gets kicked out of the house. and once it’s final she doesn’t even fucking hesitate in handing over the role of primary leader to faith “don’t be afraid to lead them” !!!
which is what faith’s thought she’s always wanted. to be recognized for her abilities. to have the chance to be the slayer everyone turns to and values above all other slayers. because that’s what the title’s about right? it makes you special. you’re not supposed to play second fiddle – faith’s done enough of that to last a lifetime, thank you very much.

and so she gets her chance. to prove that she’s every bit the slayer buffy is. that she can make shit happen. that she’s not just a screw up. there’s a reason this Thing chose her, too, after all.

then we get THE SCENE. the scene that’s better than all other scenes. where faith opens up to buffy. is finally articulate about where she’s at and what she’s always been feeling. jealousy. anger. isolation. fear. loneliness.

but…it doesn’t go away when she gets the thing that she always thought would change everything. so maybe….maybe buffy feels all those things too. maybe that’s something they’ve always shared.

and in talking about it. admitting that she gets what it’s like to be buffy now. she gets that she was jealous of some feeling that didn’t exist. they are brought closer than ever. they recognize that the burden is the same no matter how you wear it and maybe it’s enough to know that someone else is out there having a comparable experience

anD SEASON SEVEN FUFFY IS SO GOOD I COULD CRY

anonymous asked:

Hiya! Can you do Dragon slayers as parents! It would be so cute😄

aww that’s such an nice request, thank u ^^

Natsu:
He’d be such a good father! He instictively recgonizes when his children are sad or hungry (when they are still babies) or when they are happy and want to play. Since he’s practically still a child so he’d not just know how to treat his children, he’d have so much fun with them too (I’d really like to see that tbh). He’d be so happy and love his children more than anything.

Gajeel:
First when he get’s the message he’d have a little existential crisis, not because he isn’t happy but it’d just be a bit to much for him. But he’d sort himself and get everything done for his s/o. He’d start to learn how to cook, do the laundry and stuff like that. The kid would bring out the best of Gajeel and he’d give his best to be a good father.

Laxus:
He’d ask multiple times if his s/o is joking or not. Kinda like Gajeel it’d be to much for him to deal at the moment. He’d think of everything that has to be done and if he’s going to be a good father and what if there’s going to be twins or triplets…he’d have so many things in his mind and he’d may be scared a little. But when the kids are finally there, he knows that he’d give his very best and that’s more than enough.

Sting:
When his s/o tells him that she’s pregnant, he’d be quiet, than go into the guildhall and scream from the top of his lungs: I’M GOING TO BE A FATHER!! He’d be so happy and tell everyone that he’s gonna be the best father of them all. When the child is born, the whole guild would celebrate and take care of the baby together so you and Sting still have some time for yourselves. And kinda like Natsu, Sting’d a great father with a lot of passion.

Rogue:
He’d start crying when he get’s the message. He’d be so protective from that point on, never wanting his s/o to go on missions anymore not even the easiest ones, never leaving his s/o alone and taking care for everything that has to be done. As a father he’d be even more protective, taking them on missions to teach them how to use magic and not wanting to let go when they are finally grown up. He’d be such a cute and loving father.

hope you like it, it’s really nice to see the dragonsayers from that point of view :)

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