at least i think thats what he says

Yall remember *NSYNC?

Remember how they (along with the backstreet boys) were the most popular boybands worldwide during the late 90s and into the millennium?

Remember the member Lance Bass?

Remember how he dated Danielle Fishel and they were “so in love”?

Remember how after they broke up, he exclusively dated women?

Remember all the rumors he had about him not being straight?

Remember when TMZ and Perez Hilton started following him around?

Remember when shortly after all this he came out as gay 4 years after *NSYNC disbanded?

Remember the reasons he gave as to why he didn’t come out a lot sooner than he did?

Do you think people told his speculators back then that they were delusional just like they tell Kaisoo shippers that now?

I bet they did, but in the end:

I rest my case.

  • Shinoa: what is your type, Yuu-san?
  • Yuu: my type?
  • Shinoa: I'm talking about your type of girl, cherry boy!
  • Yuu: I don't have time for that sort of thing, Shinoa!
  • Shinoa: you can't lie to me~ I know you have a type
  • Yuu: tsk okay then let me think
  • Shinoa: *giggles* this will be fun
  • Yuu: *thoughtful* blondes, I guess
  • Shinoa: oh, like Mitsu-
  • Yuu: tall, strong
  • Shinoa: then-
  • Yuu: smart, nice, elegant
  • Shinoa: ...
  • Yuu: the prettiest shade of blue eyes
  • Shinoa: Yuu-
  • Yuu: or the prettiest shade of red-
  • Shinoa: you are just describing Mika-san
  • Yuu: pale skin...
  • Shinoa: yep, you're talking about Mikaela. I didn't know you were into him!
  • Yuu: what? No, I'm not into Mika! I was just thinking and he's- he's just adorable to look at! That's all
  • Shinoa: whatever you say
  • Yuu: it's the truth! What is your type then?
  • Shinoa: tsunderes with big boobs~!
  • Yuu: why am I not surprised?
  • Shinoa: at least I know who I'm into, unlike someone who seems to be in denial~
  • Yuu: I'm not in denial, I'm not in love with Mika!
  • Mika: *walks into the room* hey, what's going on in here?
  • Yuu: nothing, beautiful! I-I mean, Mika
  • Shinoa: wow that was so embarrassing. Good thing Mika is not your crush, right?

anonymous asked:

☕️ Jim Moriarty hates Sherlock Holmes


He hates, hates, hates his mind and the way he thinks because he doesn’t use it to its true potential and underestimates himself so much; he hates his physique because he slowly poisons every line and curve and angle with temporary abuses for long term problems when he’s better than that; he hates his personality because he buries parts of it to placate boring people; he hates his ability to always win because he can be comforted and satisfied with that outcome; he hates his ability to bring out this adventurous ‘devil-may-care’ side in others because they don’t deserve it; he hates his ability to make himself steady and solid in this existential whirlwind they call life because he’ll never cherish it; he hates his brilliance and how clever he is because he’s holding back; he hates his quest to become a God because he is so much more complicated than that; he hates his way of seeing the world because it’s wasted attention regardless; he hates, hates, hates his heart because he’ll never understand the profound effect it has on others - including Jim

And the moment he stops hating him - when he looks at Sherlock and feels the same apathy and terrible nothingness he does with everything else, when Sherlock no longer can possess and fill and be his every thought, when Sherlock fails to make him want and need and desire something beyond the scope of what Jim knows of himself - then he’ll actually be concerned about it.

OK we all know Whitebeard and his crew but now imagine a fallenangel!AU where Whitebeard is the leader of a bunch of fallen angels, who where sent down from heaven bc of their sins and instead of their white wings, they turn night black and are hated by absolutely everyone

Now imagine Ace being one of the strongest fallen angels and being the most brutal/heartless creature and there you come, a innocent white angel, white wings, eyes that burn with passion and a pure heart- one of the strongest angels that fight for heaven

So, now imagine a fight between the fallen angels and the angels of heaven- good against bad- and since you and ace are pretty much on the same level, it’s clear to say; you’re going against each other. It’s a bloodbath, you and him keep fighting and then he does it, in one quick moment, he opens his giant wings and surrounds you, the lights turning into darkness and the disgustingly pleasing smell of him in your senses. You feel numb for a few seconds, then a hand touches your face, a quiet laugh is heard and then everything turns bright again, but something is wrong; you feel something burn on your chest, cutting deeper into your skin and you groan in pain. You look down, trying to find the source of pain and what you see let’s the blood freeze in your veins; a black print of Ace’s wings is tattooed on your chest, a white print of yours on his chest.

He turned you into his soulmate; you lost the battle.

anonymous asked:

What happens when Crowley accidentally sees Aziraphale shirtless? Does he walk away or does he say a flirty comment?

After thinking about this HONESTLY I don’t think anyone will mind seeing anyone shirtless after knowing them for 6,000 years……Also they met in THE GARDEN OF EDEN remember……where EVERYONE is naked……also Crowley is a snake……a naked snake……and that shouldn’t change after they’re out of Eden since they’re not human? Anyways my point is they should be pretty comfortable seeing each other shirtless. That came out kind of weird

pokemaniacgemini  asked:

Moar hc! All of Mark's egos love Chica, except Dark. After all, what would he want with a messy, slobbering creature that sheds all over his suits? ...At least, that's what he wants everyone to think. Truth is, Dark adores Chica, probably more than any of the other egos. He treats her like royalty when they're alone. No one understands why Chica likes Dark so much (it's because he slips her treats) but he just says "dogs are color blind right? It probably thinks I look exactly like Mark."

i think it’s become accepted in the community that the egos just absolutely adore chica and i am 110% down for it 💛


He took lessons! * 0 *


singingartbird  asked:

OK QUICK THEORY! so jack (or should i say) said that "laughter is the best medicine... for DEATH" *cue anti glitches* and that got me thinking... with the phone recording thing at PAX and now this... it seems like even LAUGHING at jacks videos is another way to fuel anti... or at least i think so. But thats not all, Jack asked us if we laughed, and hoped we didnt. Is he warning us????? And EVEN AFTER THE CREDITS HE GIGGLED AND WAS LIKE "OH SHIT" WHAT IS GOING ON--


whoops i wasn’t done: when the boltons hold winterfell, it is starkless and destroyed, a shadow of what it once was, of what it can/will/could be.  the starks are defeated, the assumption is that all are dead or will be dead (if anyone finds sansa, her head would go the way of ned’s for “regicide”) except for “arya,” and the only person there apart from jeyne with memory of what it was is theon–who helped bring it down.

it is theon who knows about the crypts, it is theon who hears the whisperings of the gods in the godswood, it is theon who gives away a “stark” bride, it is theon who helps said “stark” bride escape from the situation he helped put her in (and i’ll leave my ned feelings about that scenario at the door because i couldn’t articulate them concicesly and i don’t want to get off topic here).  in this version of winterfell where ned stark’s teachings have been kicked to the curb and we’re in bizarro-not-winterfell-but-winterfell, the closest thing to the starks should be the boltons aka the ruling lords but it’s not it’s the kid who was a hostage under house stark and who is a hostage under house bolton.  he’s the ghost in winterfell because he’s always been a ghost in winterfell, a shadow of what he could be extrapolated from what others needed him to be, and that is consistent even when the castle is wrecked and conquered (leaving aside as we must that theon was crucial to that action).  

what i’m saying, inarticulately, is that theon goads himself to behave the way he thinks is right, and when there are actual starks in winterfell that is the alien action, but when there are no starks in winterfell, somehow, it turns out that he’s got the most “stark experience” this post is a mess sorry.

anonymous asked:

i cant believe hobi chose yoongi for the lets get married mission i dont think yoongi would ever say it like that even if he meant it ajsjjdjd did hoseok just try to make him flustered because im sure thats all he did

well to be fair he went to jungkook first, then saw yoongi and went to him because i guess he thought he could make yoongi flustered??? idk what he was thinking tbh??? yoongi is like the least likely person to play along. he sees right through their pranks i’m pretty sure he knew it was for a mission lmao although you could tell he had to try hard to ignore hoseok, he was smiling to himself alsalkdmkdmf hoseok maybe wanted to make yoongi flustered but i’m still laughing at his shaking hand when he was hesistant to touch yoongi’s shoulder

anonymous asked:

am i the only one annoyed by the fact that jace keeps going on unsanctioned missions even though his brother/parabatai is the head of the institute and would have to suffer the consequences and probably be demoted for jace's behaviour??

nope, anon, you’re not alone. it’s not the best behaviour from jace at all. 

jace can’t even say he didn’t think about consequences when he saw what happened in s1. unsanctioned missions led to a clave envoy taking over and alec scrabbling to keep the family together. 

at least robert is there to do a bit of sneaky underhanded political blackmail and keep them all going this time.

anonymous asked:

Re: your John post. Where you talk about John saying goodbye and leaving his cane- I think we're supposed to watch that scene the first time and be like "oh Sherlocks gone too far this time, Johns really done" but yeah actually John is done with himself and can't forgive himself for what he has done and honestly loathes himself so much and so he is leaving Sherlock. Because John believes Sherlock needs/deserves better than him. At least that's how I interpret it :')

that’s how i interpret it as well! that’s john saying, he is leaving sherlock so he will stop hurting sherlock. because he did, in the morgue, and when mary died, and throughout tst and the end of hlv, and all the way back to tsot, and even teh, and john knows that, you know? he knows. i think he had a lot of time between tst and tld to understand what mary was to sherlock - not just his would-be killer, but the choice john never should have made. he hurt sherlock from teh on by choosing mary when he didn’t really want mary, and john is realizing all that between tst and tld. and so john comes to say goodbye so he’ll stop hurting sherlock, and he gives this cane as a good memory of himself. remember me this way. remember me the way we were in the beginning, when things were good. and then mycroft calls, and john has no idea what mycroft will do to him, and he just. accepts it. and he goes. 

  • Laurel: All right. What are the gay things Connor does?
  • Asher: Okay. Hmm... Oh! Doesn't he spend hundreds of dollars on lotions and creams? No, that's me.
  • Laurel: Oh, what about that binder he has full of pictures with men's goatees?
  • Asher: That's Frank. But he does have that giant collection of gay porno.
  • Laurel: Weirdly, that's Michaela.
  • Asher: Oh.
  • Laurel: And everyone time I ask her why, she just says, "Hey, I don't smoke, but I have ashtrays".
  • Asher: You know, I'm starting to think that Connor is the least gay of all of us. What a fresh character!

anonymous asked:

I know you think Keith is a Druid but I've seen people speculate that he's part altean. It would be in line with the old voltron, and would explain why he was partially affected by the magic blast, more than Allura but not as badly as Shiro. What if the old blue paladin was half galra half altean and Keith is descended from them?

oh well!! thats a good point. and ive talked about it a bunch here, but basically long story short i think maybe all druids are at least partially altean (like haggar). so when i say “druid keith” i usually imply the possibly altean bit! (or if theyre not altean, their magic is at least governed by the same principles) 

but the thing about regular alteans vs druids/magic alteans is that coran is altean. and we know that 1) he cant do magic, 2) he cant manipulate quintessence, 3) he can’t sense all the lions like allura (or haggar), 4) he cant open up wormholes and 5) he cant help the other paladins connect with their lion over a long distance (we know that with the help of druids, zarkon is able to do this)



seems like he’s done a lot of these things

so ya, i think some bit of altean keith is a possibility (or at least some link between altean and druid magic is). but i also think whatever weird stuff is going on with him (not to mention the bit about how he’ll be discovering “new powers” in season 3) makes me think theres more at play here than just altean genes 

Sakamaki Shitty Thing: Did you see?

They were all around you. You saw their faces, their moves. Their breath tickled your neck and you moved, covering yourself with a thick blanket. You were shivering from fear, unable to control your body and mind. 

Their touch was all over your body, they surrounded you like a fire, not letting you run away. They held you in place, making you squirm in panic.

The door opened.

♛ Ayato ♛

- Oi, Chichinashi, what are you… - He stared at you for a moment, genuinely concerned, as you thrashed around. - Hey, stop it! - He came to your bed and pinned you down.

You screamed, starting to struggle even more, not aware it was him that was holding you yet.

- Stop it, I said! Calm fucking down!

You blinked, realizing what happened.

- T-they… - you mumbled incoherently. - T-they were here…

- What…? - Ayato narrowed his eyes, obviously not understanding anything.

- D-didn’t you see them…? T-they were h-here… They-

- Shut up already - he growled at you. - There was no a single person and you were squirming for no reason. What’s wrong with you?!

You curled up, escaping his gaze. Your eyes watered as you sobbed quietly.

- I-I don’t know…

He sighed, letting go of your wrists and sitting up.

- I don’t get it at all. Just… don’t do this again, or I will have to sit with you all night long… and you know what it means. - He smirked at your flustered face and without another word, left the room, leaving the door slightly open.

♟ Kanato ♟

- Can’t you shut up?! - he growled at you, looking at your squirming frame. He was annoyed, it was clear, and he knew that it was because of your actions. They woke him up from his slumber. 

He approached you and stared in silence at your body, narrowing his eyes as he couldn’t be aware of what was going on inside your head. 

You cried out and he nuzzled his face into Teddy’s artificial fur. 

- Annoying, isn’t she…? - he mumbled. - On the other hand… she seems to be so scared… - He chuckled lowly. - I don’t dislike it… Hey, doll. - He grabbed your arm and pulled you up harshly. You almost screamed and he let go of you - so you fell onto the cold floor, looking around. - Huh, you’re not scared anymore? What a shame… 

- K-Kanato…? - You looked up, your eyes watered. - Y-you’re here… 

- Of course I’m here. You woke me up, you trash - he grumbled. - Shouldn’t I punish you for this? 

- B-but… T-there were… I-I saw them… - you started to murmur quietly. - I-I saw…

Kanato narrowed his eyes and then smirked down at you.

- Of course, there were a lot of people’s souls. The ones that died here. Did you see them? Well… Maybe you’ll see them again, we’ll see… Now, come with me… - He grabbed your wrist. - It’ll be a long night for you, doll…

♞ Laito ♞

- Bitch-chaaan~? - Laito yawned, walking into your room, and then stared at you for a few minutes, curious if you’d see him. - Are you dreaming… some nightmare…? - he wondered, but when he came closer, he realized that you’re not sleeping. You weren’t fully counscious either though. You looked as if were fighting with something, yet he didn’t see anything that could possibly make you as scared as you were.

You pushed something away from yourself and got up quickly, in the next moment falling to the floor.

Laito chuckled shortly and you looked up, now realizing that he observes you.

- Is my Bitch-chan having delusions~? Maybe she’s not sleeping properly as she was told to~? Ahh, what can we do now~? 

- L-Laito… - You gulped and looked around. The monsters disappeared, leaving you two completely alone. You sighed with relief. And then you realized that the worst of the monsters was standing in front of you, smirking devilishly.

- Ne, Bitch-chan… It had to be dreadful, shouldn’t I… comfort you somehow~? - He stalked closer and raised your chin, looking straight into your eyes. - Don’t be so scared… You’re safe with me, you know~? Nothing will hurt you… more than I could.

♝ Reiji ♝

- What are you doing…

He glared at you, not moving from his spot, just staring at your squirming form. You heard his voice and fought harder, trying to wriggle away and run to him.

You hoped that he’d help you, protect you, or at least say that the ghosts weren’t real - you really wanted them to not actually exist, but how a not-existing thing could hurt you so badly…? How could it touch you, hold you in place, hit you as it did?

But Reiji just stared at you, for a while probably enjoying your fear, even if he wasn’t the one to cause it. That’s - probably - why he got bored of it so easily.

- Stand up - he said sternly.

- I… c-can’t… - you cried, already losing your strength.

- It’s an order. Stand up or you will be punished.

You fought. You really tried. But it was all too strong.

But as soon as he made a single step towards you, everything vanished. You sighed deeply in relief, staring weakly at the boy. Your heart thumped in your chest when you realized that you didn’t do as he told you to.

And his stern face and cold glare proved that he didn’t like it.

♚ Shu ♚

He instantly knew that something was off. He - obviously - couldn’t see nor hear all the creatures, but as soon as he entered your room, he could hear your heart skipping and the smell your boiling blood reached his senses.

He closed his eyes for a moment, but it was all too noisy.

- Stop it - he said in quiet, but demanding voice. When he came closer, you instantly started to calm down, the surreal creatures disappearing one by one. 

And when the last of them disappeared, you saw the vampire hoovering over you, staring at you intently.

- Are you scared? - he asked, but his voice was so indifferent. You curled up, still trembling from what you’ve just came through. To your surprise, Shu smirked. - There, there - he said mockingly. - You want me to comfort you? Or maybe you did all this scene to gather my attention? Well, you succeed.

He climbed onto the bed, pinning you down in an second.

- But you’ll pay for it, so brace yourself.

♜ Subaru ♜

- Hey, what the hell are you doing?! 

Subaru’s sharp voice made you instantly come back to reality. You sat up, curling up a bit as your breath hitched. 

- S-Subaru… - you whined softly and got up, running to him and wrapping arms around him. You were trembling, which only confused him more.

- O-oi, what are you…

- I-I was so scared… - you cried quietly. The boy was taken aback.

- You had… a nightmare?

- I-I don’t know…

He frowned, but didn’t say anything more. It was a bit awkward, but he eventualy placed his hand on top of your head in a calming, comforting manner.

- There, it’s alright now.

And it was alright.

Back to the Beginning( Don't tell him part three)

Pairing: Tyler/ Reader, Josh/ Reader Warnings: Smut, Bondage, Wax, Slight name calling, Surprises,Daddy kink(slight), Choking(slight) Cliff hangers(you’re welcome) Rating: Mature A/N: HAHA READ IT AND WEEP(please don’t stop reading the series, this isn’t what it seems.)

Originally posted by skeletonclique-top

You got into your car and started your long drive to work. It had been officially two weeks since you and both of the boys had been together as a trio, and things were going perfectly, or so you thought. You’re snapped out of your thoughts when your phone buzzes and alerts you of a new text. You look over and see Tyler’s icon come up, and wait for a red light to check it. Once you pick it up and see it, you read what it says and immediately turn your car around to head to his place. The text said there was a big emergency and he needed you to be there asap. You make sure to call your boss and let them know you can’t come in, and park your car in the boys driveway. You run inside, using your key, and walk in to see Tyler sitting casually on the couch. “Tyler, what’s wrong?!” You yell. He looks up at you calmly and smiles. “I just wanted to see you..” he mumbled, standing up and crossing the floor over to you. He wraps his arms around your waist and you glare into his eyes, trying to calm yourself down. “Tyler, you’re a fucking idiot. I thought you or Josh might’ve been hurt” you say, trying to get out of his arms. He doesn’t loosen his grip, only holds you tighter. “I’m sorry baby, I just…I missed you, I miss our little dates we used to have her..” he says, looking around the apartment. You sigh and can’t help but feel saddened by Tyler’s words. “I thought you were okay with all of this. It was your idea..” you say, looking up into his big brown eyes. He looks back into yours and bites down on his lip, hard. “I know. I just wanted you to be happy and he had stuff to offer you that I didn’t..I just miss being alone with you, watching movies with you, having you strip for me..” he starts to mumble his words softly into your ear. “Watching you dance for me, fucking the lights out of you, tying​ you down” You cut him off. “Then let’s do it” He looks at you questioningly. “What do you mean?”// “For tonight only, let’s go back to how it was. You can tie me down, I’ll dance for you. We’ll go back to how things were without Josh, just for tonight.” You say, kissing along his neck. He lets out a loud groan and tips his head back, giving you better access. You feel him let out hums when you realize you're​ making a mark. You pull away and he moves his lips onto yours, slowly moving you up to carry you upstairs. On the way up, Tyler rips off all of your clothes and throws them lazily around before dropping you onto the bed. He pulls off his shirt when he walks over to the familiar dresser, and pulls out the old ropes and ties. You smirk as he walks over and ties your first wrist to the headboard, and then the next. Tyler takes a blindfold and ties it around your eyes. You feel him move away and hear a click sound, not even a moment later you feel a stinging sensation on your stomach, and are quickly realizing it’s candle wax. You inhale sharply, feeling the familiar rushing feeling in the pit of your stomach. He starts to write something with the wax. It doesn’t take long for him to finish, and traces his finger over it. You aren’t sure what it says, but Tyler wipes it away and moves back up to kiss you. He starts sliding down his pants and massages your breast. He slides his underwear off, and aims himself, thrusting in slowly. Once he feels you’re fully adjusted, he thrusts into you, harder. You groan against him and struggle against your restraints, just wanting to touch him. He chuckles at your obvious discomfort and interlocks his fingers with yours, leaning down to be able to go deeper inside of you. With his new angle, he was hitting you in all of the right spots, and you couldn’t stop yourself from calling out his name. He continues to talk dirty to you, starting to push you over the edge, when suddenly. “Hey, Ty, where are you?” You and Tyler both start whisper yelling, and you hear Tyler pull on all of his clothes. “Okay, babe, you wait here, and I’ll be back” he says, leaving you tied up and blindfolded, completely exposed. Meanwhile, downstairs. “Hey, Josh, what are you doing here?” Tyler asks, crossing his arms over his chest. Josh looks up at the boy and smiles. “Well, (Y/N) is at work right now. So I thought maybe we could do something special for her when she gets back?” Josh suggests, already placing bags in the kitchen. Tyler starts biting his nail and looks at Josh, sighing. He had to admit, it was hit for him to think about you, tied up, naked, and waiting for him. Maybe he should make you wait. “What were you thinking?” Tyler asks, opening the bags. “I thought we could make her food and then watch a movie and…You know” Josh says, laughing at himself. Tyler smirks, loving the fact that you were up there. “Well, we both know I’m the better cook of us two, so you can look through the movies while I cook?” Tyler says. Josh nods and goes to Tyler’s living room. Tyler starts blasting the music and Josh chuckles, flipping through the movies. Josh lifts his head when he hears a slight noise, but looks away. But when he looked down, he saw a bra. Your bra. And the rest of your clothes that Tyler left laying around. He clenches his jaw and stands up. “Ty, I have to go the bathroom” Josh says, Tyler doesn’t respond, probably with how loud his music was. He clears his throat and starts walking up the stairs, and heads to Tyler’s room, assuming you’d be there. He sees you and feels rage, but also becomes very turned on by the sight of you just laying there, waiting, wanting. You hear the movement and the music, and think Tyler was coming back up to finish, and turned on the music so Josh wouldn’t hear. You hear the sound of pants coming off and more shifting, and smile. “Coming back to finish, huh?” You ask. You inhale sharply when you feel a cold finger running along the burn from the wax. You try and see through your blindfold, but you can’t. It doesn’t take long for you to feel yourself being stretched out again, but it felt different. Your thoughts are cleared when he starts thrusting in faster. “T-tyler” you let out, pulling at the restraints.“Call me daddy” says a whisper. You bite your lip and start screaming Daddy to him, encouraging him to go faster. He grabs something from the table and you hear it start vibrating. He grabs one of your hips to be able to hit harder, and starts rubbing the vibrator onto your clit. “God, Daddy, yes” you say. You feel yourself reaching your end, and you can tell ‘Tyler’ is also about to from the grunts they’re letting out. You feel his hand reach up and wrap around your neck, squeezing, and completely sending you over the edge. The sounds you let out are vulgar and choked, and you feel the warmness entering you as well.“I don’t appreciate you calling out my best friend’s name while I’m fucking you” he says. Josh. He lifts the blindfold and you’re at a loss for words. For some reason, it was hot to you. “And slut, that’s a new one” Josh says. You look confused until he points at your stomach and you realize that’s what Tyler had burned into you. You laugh softly and shrug. That’s when you hear the clearing of a throat. “So, this is the second time I’ve walked in on you two. I’m thinking you just want to be caught” he says, crossing his arms on his chest and leaning against the doorframe. Josh mumbles some curse words and pulls his underwear on, yet no one makes any attempt to untie you. You groan. “Tyler, I thought Josh was you..” you say. Tyler looks at Josh. “Did you fuck her and not even tell her it was you?” Josh doesn’t say anything. “Dude, that’s so fucked. And you knew I was downstairs?!” Josh finally stands. “Ty, you decided to take her for yourself in the first place! It was supposed to be all of us or at least we were supposed to let each other know something was happening!” Josh yells back. Tyler sees you sitting quietly and unties you. You pull the cover over yourself and start biting your nail, not knowing what to say or do. “Maybe this was a mistake.” You say, loud enough for them to hear. The three of you sit in silence. Tyler mumbled something, but no one heard. “What?” You ask. “I agree, tonight started as my fault” he begins. “Tyler…”//“Let me finish. I think tonight was just a mess, but (Y/N), this wasn’t a mistake. At least, not for me. I think…..” He starts mumbling again. “What?” You ask again. Whatever was said, Josh heard it when you didn’t, and he looked pissed. “I said. Marry me” (THATS WHERE IM ENDING IT BUT GET READY FOR THE NEXT PART OML)ki

anonymous asked:

Hi, since I've seen that you sometimes post about pride&prejudice I wanted to ask for your opinion on something: I've often seen people say that Elizabeth changes her mind about Darcy only after she sees how wealthy he is i.e. she realised what it meant being married to him and that's why she agreed to marry him later. Do you think that's the case? For me it's a complete misinterpretation of the book but maybe I'm the one reading it wrong...

Austen is indeed my specialty!

It’s a regrettably common reading going back to, at least, Sir Walter Scott’s contemporary review. It’s rooted in Elizabeth’s joke to Jane, that her feelings started to change when she saw his beautiful grounds at Pemberley, but 

1) it’s a joke

2) she’s struck by the beauty of the grounds (and his personal interior decorating projects), specifically BECAUSE of his wealth. She expected it to be tacky or at least OTT—a monument to riches—and she’s impressed because it isn’t. There’s elegance and restraint, emphasizing the natural advantages and beauty without overpowering them. Elizabeth is all about the #aesthetic, not splendour; even in the joke, it’s what she emphasizes.

And, if anything, she’s pretty dismissive about the scale of Darcy’s wealth that is discreetly apparent there. She notes that the furniture is suitable to his fortune and immediately redirects her attention to the grounds, Georgiana’s drawings, etc. The thing that hits her at Pemberley, if you’re going for the materialistic approach, is not wealth but power. She always knew he was rich, but she’s explicitly startled and impressed by his power at Pemberley (specifically by how nobly he exercises it, but perhaps to a certain extent the simple fact of it). 

So I’ve always been a bit perplexed that the conspiracy theory is fortune-hunting!Elizabeth and not power-hungry!Elizabeth. :P 

Now, I think it’s very clear that Elizabeth is impressed by his power largely in the sense that it shows character. The freer you are to act—and in this case, to impose your will on others by simply existing—the more your actions betray your inner character. And by that metric, Darcy’s inner character is exemplary. That’s really very clear, IMO, but people (esp people who are looking for something to problematize!) nevertheless miss it.

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i think i would commit  murder, or at least homicide, to know what ginny says to mike after he says, “never said i was,” at the end of the break

  • Holly: You're kind of an iffy guardian, ya no?
  • Butler: Why do you say that?
  • Holly: Well, for one thing, you let him kidnap a person at twelve.
  • Butler: He wanted to look for FAIRIES. I thought it was CUTE. Ya no, till it wasn't.
  • Holly: Well, tbh, that's not the worst thing you've let him do, just the first awful thing you let him do... no wait, when he was ten you let him try and kill a monkey, didn't work, but still bad.
  • Butler: Okay, you know what? I think I raised him pretty good. At least he's not on drugs.
  • Holly: This is him, NOT on drugs?

anonymous asked:

So if I read that Out quote right, Ben basically admitted to a gay magazine that he experimented in school and it was no biggie (am I correct? I know quotes can be misleading sometimes) and people still think he's totally straight? I know experimentation doesn't automatically = queer but it at least makes the idea he COULD be queer in some way less ~shocking u know? People get all up in arms if u so much as suggest this but yea. I would be more shocked if he was 100% straight but that's just me

(Nonny is referencing this quote)

Pretty much.  What I find amusing is the line right before that quote the interviewer says “[Ben] claims to have been oblivious to the kind of sexual antics for which English boarding schools are supposedly notorious.”  And literally the very next line, Ben shows he was actually quite aware of it. So he knows on one level he’s not supposed to admit to it, and on the other, well, he’s repeatedly described himself as “unable to keep [his] mouth shut”, especially when he starts rambling, and hence a “PR nightmare”.

And yes, for anyone who didn’t pick up on it by the name, OUT is a magazine for the gay community.