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#I’m so goddamn bitter about this when it comes to Lilo and Stitch#JUMBA WAS A BETTER ROLE MODEL FOR HER AND HE WAS /EVIL/#Also this is a small detail and I could be wrong#Wouldn’t it technically be 629?#Because I think he was working on 628 at the very end of the 627 episode#Unless we don’t count Leroy because he was kinda FORCED to make him#IDK#Anyway Moses is shit and Jumba is obviously the best role model for Lilo @directium

Yeah, I wasn’t counting Leroy because he didn’t really exist at the time + Jumba didn’t make him for the same reason as the rest of them.

I used to think Moses was THE BEST when I was younger because he was always so calm and gentle but like. Looking back at it later, all the gentleness in the world means nothing when he’s using that gentleness to tell Lilo, essentially, that it’s her own fault that she gets bullied and that she should try to be less weird so Mertle won’t consider her a target.

Basically I’m going to fight Moses.

My thoughts on Len's comment to Bonner

I don’t care if you like Bonner or not. If you think his dancing is bad. If you think he has no personality. You cannot say he doesn’t try hard, and you can’t say he doesn’t deserve to be there, because fans that have kept Bonner in can tell you otherwise. What Len said was extremely disrespectful and harsh and humiliating even. It literally hurt me to hear that being said to his face on live television in front of millions of viewers watching. Saying that was so rude and way to tear someone down. Bonner has been seeing so much hate for him on social media and to have that added onto his plate is a lot. To be somewhere where you’re not wanted is terrible, and basically that’s what Len said. His journey should have ended already and he basically overstayed his welcome(this is what I got out of that). That’s what it felt like to me. Bonner speaking back handled himself so well. He was still respectful and he wasn’t rude. He mentioned how hard he tries and praised sharna as well. He was not rude at all. That says a lot about him as a person. So whether you like Bonner or not, what Len said should not have been said.

Last night, when I was trying to get to sleep, I had a major realization about Leonard’s and Mick’s redemption arcs: They aren’t going to be that different.

Let’s think about this. 

In Season 1 of Legends, we saw Leonard choose to be a hero. It was a long, hard road, but in the end, he was the hero we all knew he could be.

People tend to give three different characters credit for this, and I thought I’d explore each of them.

Mick Rory- This is honestly the one that confuses me the most. Yes, Mick was Leonard’s best friend. Yes, when Leonard died, it was taking the place of Mick. Yes, Mick was the closest thing to family Leonard had, aside from Lisa.

However, Mick’s role in Leonard’s redemption was fairly straightforward: He was the other choice. Time and time again, when we saw Leonard make heroic choices, Mick was trying to convince him to do something else. 

In 2046, when Leonard decided to go with the team, Mick was practically begging him to stay.

When Leonard protected the team from the time pirates, he had to hold a gun on Mick to do it.

Yes, I love Mick dearly, and their friendship as well, but Leonard Snart didn’t become a hero for Mick Rory.

Barry Allen- Ah, yes, the persistent little puppy of a superhero, who looked at a criminal and saw something good. Someone who could be a hero himself one day. 

This one makes a lot more sense, and undeniably, Barry played a huge role in Leonard’s redemption arc. 

He repeatedly trusted, encouraged, and helped the criminal, and it was something Leonard had never really experienced before.

 Barry planted the seed of heroism in Leonard’s mind, and when Rip Hunter offered him a chance at that, Leonard decided to take it.

Yes, Barry was a major part of showing him he could be one, but Leonard Snart didn’t become a hero for Barry Allen.

Sara Lance- Full disclosure: The shipper in me just wants to call this “Right” and move on, but the realist knows it isn’t quite that simple.

Again, she clearly played her part in his redemption story.

She took away his excuses. He’d always used his past as an excuse for his actions, but after hearing about her past, about how she killed innocent people because she was told to do so, how she’d held bloodlust and darkness and evil-and seeing the way she chose the light anyway… If she could become a hero, he knew he had no excuses.

She looked straight at him, saw both the good and the bad, and cared for him anyway.

She reached out to him, she inspired him, and yes, I believe he loved her, (believe she could have loved him with enough time,) but Leonard Snart didn’t become a hero for Sara Lance.

So, why did he become a hero? When he stepped up to the Oculus, if it wasn’t about Mick, Barry, or Sara, why did he do it?

He did it because, his whole life, he believed he’d never be more than his father. He thought he could never be anything good, because his father had been so undeniably evil. 

He was destined to be a criminal, or so he was told, and he’d taken up that mantle without question, because it seemed to be the only way.

In that moment, looking at the Oculus, he realized he did have a choice. And he chose to be a hero.

Leonard Snart became a hero for Leonard Snart.

What does any of this have to do with Mick Rory’s redemption arc?

My prediction is that Ray will be Mick’s Barry. He will stubbornly continue to see the best in Mick, with a smile of sunshine and the faith of a puppy. He has already and will continue to play a role in convincing Mick he can be a hero.

Amaya will be Mick’s Sara. Now, I know there’s a lot of controversy about this ship, for a lot of different reasons, but the show definitely seems to be setting up for that. People are worried that they won’t have separate story arcs, but Captain Canary did. I suspect it will go a lot like that. 

Amaya’s story will probably be about finding Rex’s killer, and Mick’s definitely seems to be this redemption arc thing. They’ll have their own stories, but they’ll play huge roles in each other’s, as well.

And Leonard? Leonard will be Mick’s Mick. He’ll be the voice from Mick’s past, trying to convince him that the hero business isn’t so great, trying to “set him straight” about who they are and what they do.

He’ll try to get Mick to join the Legion of Doom.

And yes, I ship Mixen/FoxFire/FireFox, (seriously, what are they called?) and I BroTP the heck out of ColdWave and Atomwave, but if Mick turns down Leonard’s offer, I predict that it won’t be for Ray, it won’t be for Amaya, and it won’t be out of loyalty to a ghost of Leonard’s memory.

If Mick chooses to be a hero once and for all, Mick Rory will become a hero for Mick Rory.

My hope is that eventually we’ll get Leonard back, and that even though Mick and Len are basically antagonists in each other’s redemption arcs, we’ll get to see them be full-fledged heroes side by side.

I hope you enjoyed this random parallel that popped into my head in the middle of the night while I was trying to sleep! :D (The middle of the night cliffnotes I wrote included something about how “Barry and Ray have probably hugged the Boogie Man,” and I really wanted to include that in this, but it wouldn’t fit.)

anonymous asked:

Coldflash or Flashwave: Hell's Kitchen AU

1. Mick Rory basically learned to cook in jail kitchens and working in various diners and shady bars. His cooking’s actually great, if not necessarily the most complicated, but he does have the problem that stress tends to make his (otherwise well medicated and well therapied) pyromania act up.

2 Barry Allen cooks as if food was basically applied chemistry - to be fair, it sort of is. He’s gotten a leave from his CSI job to participate.

3. Mick Rory is presently not wanted - the same cannot be said for his partner Leonard Snart. Nevertheless, Len basically arranges (it probably involves blackmail) that he can attend each of the dinner service segments as a guest, getting specifically served food from Mick’s team, because no way is he missing out on this.

4. Barry and Mick start on opposing teams.

5. Len and Mick are married. For tax purposes and to avoid having to testify against one another. One of the other contestants find out when they’re down to just five and tell Barry, hoping to throw either him or Mick (they’ve been flirting like mad since the second challenge) off their game,

6. Turns out Mick’s got a vindictive streak and prison-honed skills at going “oops I didn’t mean to accidentally scald your foot, sabotaging your cooking and ending up making you leave the contest”.

7. Barry, on the other hand - Barry lets it get to him in all the wrong ways. His usual clumsiness starts acting up and he ends up getting sent home as the next. He refuses to even talk to Mick during this period apart from strictly kitchen related things.

8. Mick ends up in the finale, but loses. Ramsay explains that while Mick’s an excellent cook and has shown great skill at learning new dishes and at innovation, then he has also shown that the high-stress environment of the restaurant kitchen is not an ideal match for him.

9. Ramsay strongly suspects the scalding incident, but partly has no proof (Mick knows how to avoid being caught on film, even if it isn’t surveillance cameras) and partly the other guy was an ass. Still - anger management issues and pyromania is perhaps not what he wants in any of his kitchens at the end of the day.

10. Mick tries to get in touch with Barry after the show, but Barry won’t take his calls, does not respond to e-mail, and trying to go visit at the police station where Barry works leads to an encounter with an angry Joe West and a threat of a restraining order.

11. Meanwhile, Len - who is very sorry that he’s inadvertenly spoiled Mick’s romantic life (even if it’s with a cop - guess there’s no accounting for taste) - is trying to make it up for him. Doing so involves kidnapping Barry (Len’s already wanted, so why not?) and explaining to him that Mick is a) very sorry not to have told him, b) only married to Len for legal purposes, c) Len loves Mick like a brother and partner, but is aro-ace and d) here’s Len’s filled out application for divorce and if Barry wants him to, he’ll file it.

blessenbrocke  asked:

Domestic coldatom OR lisa and Len after Len comes home(as far as i'm concerned the oculus never occurred)?

How about I combine the two?? And for the sake of the fic, Len and Ray were together before Legends. Let’s say Len tried to break into Palmer tech, got caught by Ray and it’s history from there.

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Lisa’s cleaning.

Actually cleaning and that’s something that she’s never done before. Len was the neat freak, the one that cleaned and perfected and she would lounge around with Mick and basically destroy what Len had just cleaned but now, now she wanted to make sure the penthouse was spotless.

After all, Ray and Len were coming home.

After almost a year doing who knows what they decided to come home.

Back home to their family.

To their daughter, their five year old who had no idea what was happening.

A daughter that they didn’t want to leave behind but knew they had to, they had to protect the world for her.

“When is papa and daddy coming back?” Annalise is seated on the loveseat, an ice cream cone in her hand that Lisa now regrets giving her. The conception is dropping onto the floor, leaving a sticky mess.

“They should be home around….” she looks down at her watch and silently curses. “Now. Okay let’s put the ice cream in the garbage and clean up.”

She hops down, dumping the ice cream cone into the trash can that Lisa had been using and grabs a wet napkin. That was the one thing Lisa admired about the five year old, she preferred to do things on her own.

“Better?” Anna asks.

Lisa smiles. “Better.”

Before she could finish the front door opens. Both girls look towards the door and Anna let’s out a shriek as she runs to her parents.

Ray picks her up and places a kiss on her cheek just as Len does. To Anna they haven’t changed a bit but Lisa can see the scars hidden in their eyes. They did something on their trip. Something they weren’t proud of.

“Lisa Snart, cleaning. What a shocker.” Len jokes as he walks towards his sister and pulls her into a hug.

She pumches him.

“Whatever. How was saving the world?”

Len shrugs and looks back at Ray. His eyes are glued to Anna.

“Difficult but we did it. The world is a better place now. And thank you, so much for keeping her while we were gone.”

“It’s not a problem. I love this kid. Are you sure everything is alright?”

Len nods. “Everything’s perfect.”

anonymous asked:

If len ever comes back from the dead, how do you think hed react to LoD!len joining the legion and killing mick?

I assume what you mean here is post-Oculus Len somehow returning from the dead.

Basically, what would “current” Len think of “past” Len’s actions and choices?

I think Len would be pissed but unsurprised. Legion!Len is, in many ways, a former version of himself. He knows how cold he was, and what he was (is?) capable of. That was him just a few years ago.

But I do think he’d be startled a bit, too. Ever go back and read your old livejournal posts from when you were a teenager, and go “oh wow you were so ~~edgy~~ weren’t you, younger-self” and cringe at the shit you used to say and do?

That’s oculus-Len to Legion-Len, except with more fatal consequences. He’s developed into a genuinely more emotionally stable and healthy person with an updated worldview. Being confronted with the choices of Legion-Len, who wanted to rule the city in Doomworld and teamed up with the Legion, would be wince-inducing and off-putting.

“My younger self is an idiot, don’t anyone confuse me with that jackass.”

But him killing Mick would likely be a sore spot. That’s the spot at which I think he’d want to physically fight his former-self. Because Oculus-Len has been through hell and back with Mick and died largely for him. Was willing to die for him. But Legion!Len (past!Len) isn’t in that emotional space, for whatever reason. He’s too cold and closed off.

So… I think he’d be angry. At himself, mostly, because that’s still him, but definitely directed outward at Legion!Len, assuming they were occupying the same physical space. A little ashamed, maybe, not that he’d admit it to anyone, and probably trying to make amends but just so subtly no one really notices.

(This is all assuming he meets Legion!Len in some way. If he just hears about these past actions, that’s kind of another story, in that then it’s just memories he doesn’t have and would probably feel slightly uncomfortable being attributed to him. Like “yes okay I get that technically I did that but I don’t remember it because you bastards stole my memory and yeah it was shitty but I was a completely different person then”. So.. More defensive about it? Still with a lot of the same emotional process but it would be a lot more internal, then, and layered with a lot more frustration, I think).

@barryandlen, Ok here’s the coldflash soulmate AU that @lenbarries originally came up with and I helped with a few ideas.

So imagine a world where soulmarks in different places on your body mean a different type of love, and some of these can appear at different times of your lives and others you are born with. So a soulmark on the hip means “passionate, strong, deep to the core romantic love” and a mark on the wrist is deep love between friends. 

Barry and Len have matching marks on their hips. Len, however, has a large ugly scar on top of his. It was given to him by his dad when he was younger. And in this world, when someone wants to reject their soulmate, they purposely make a scar over the mark to symbolize their rejection. Len internalizes this a lot. He was devastated when it first happened, thinking that now his soul mate will think they are rejected, but as he grows up, Len starts thinking his dad was right, that he didn’t deserve a soulmate, and that his soulmate is so much better without him, and that in the end, his dad did him a favor by making Len realize how toxic he would be to any soulmate of his. 

Flash forward a few years, and during one of Barry and Len’s interactions, and Barry sees the mark but also the scar and does think that Len has rejected his soulmate and thus him and so Barry doesn’t tell Len that they have matching marks. Eventually Len finds out anyways, but just pushes Barry away because of all the stuff he internalized from his father. So cue a lot of misunderstanding and angst.

Eventually, Lisa ends up telling Barry and the flash team how Barry got the scar (like in the family of rogues episode) and this starts clearing everything up though it takes while before their in a good place. Also, Len is really intimidated by how many soulmarks Barry has, because he has Caitlin and Cisco as friends, and Iris as something a bit more, and Joe, and Len just has Lisa and Mick. But they work it out.

Also, lenbarries has the idea that months or years later, Len wakes up one day and there’s a new mark on his rib cage that signifies a strong non paternal bond and it matches with a mark that Joe has, and basically Joe and Len grew really close and started to bond and Joe started thinking of Len as another son too. 

anonymous asked:

I don't know if you've gotten one like this, btmut Barry's just a regular CSI, and he takes his super villain fiance to his high school reunion. Maybe bounce Len scaring the crap outta Woodward?

You know, I’ve missed writing Coldflash…

Fic: Face Blind (AO3 Link)
Fandom: Flash
Pairing: Barry Allen/Leonard Snart

Summary: Barry’s just a regular CSI. Totally 100% boring, normal, and standard. 

Except for the fact that he’s dating a supervillain.

(Prompt: Barry’s just a regular CSI, and he takes his super villain fiance to his high school reunion. Maybe Len scaring the crap outta Woodward?)

A/N: Willing to write more in this verse, but have no more ideas. Feel free to toss me additional prompts for it.

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It just sort of happened, okay?

Barry’s a regular guy! He has a Netflix subscription, a part-time ownership agreement with his neighbors over their cat (who goes by the name of Number 2 and who seems to think Barry’s apartment is an extension of his property), an excellent best friend who’s getting married (Iris! Married! How?!), a regular but kick-ass job (CSI, just like on TV except for totally not like that), a standard but not excessive amount of work drama (Singh is getting better about Barry’s punctuality thing, he hopes)…

He’s also kind of face blind.

That last one is particularly relevant. Not to his job as a CSI, mind you, because he can compensate with any number of things and it’s not like he’s a sketch artist or a detective or anything, he analyzes the scenes, not the people.

Just, you know, to…everything else.

Keep reading

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coldflashweek

Day One: Alternate Universe (Revolution!AU)
ColdFlash stuck in the Revolution verse?

I 100% didn’t come up with the idea. I saw it done with aplacecalledshutupandstayhere and I really wanted to try my hand at it. (I also really just wanted an excuse to put Len in a Militia outfit)

When the power goes out, Len and his rouges manage to take over Central City. However in order to maintain his foothold (and make use of his Cold Gun again) Leonard Snart needs turn the power back on. In order to do so he must find Barry Allen an old ally/enemy who he’s convinced has the solution.

superhighschoolleveldemigod  asked:

Hi!! Len sounds so cool and I totally can't wait to see her interact with other villains! Wanna do questions 10-15 for the meme?

Absolutely and OH MY GOD HELLO HI FAMOUS PERSON HI!!!! (I get super excited about everyone in this awesome fandom!!)

10. What is your villain’s biggest insecurity?

… Well, shiiit, that’s a long list. Basically, Len… she’s kinda like the Toiletnator from Kids Next Door; she just wants to be included and she super really just wants to be a part of something, but is constantly insecure and needs validation, so I suppose basically any indication that a person is not interested in being her friend/nemesis/just not paying attention to her and validating her ideas. 

11. Your villain is a bad guy, but are they REALLY a “Bad Guy”?

Definitely not really… well, I mean, she’s trying to cause ocular osmosis so everyone’s in need of glasses, so that is kind of.. bad? But also she’s super BAD at it. In fact, she thinks she’s doing the right thing; if everyone’s equal, nobody will bully another kid for having glasses again! But she calls herself evil and goes along with evil villain conventions because she wants to be accepted in the villain community just as much as she thinks her cause is good. She’s also easily defeated. Nurse Offstill managed to destroy er first plan before it got started by just giving her a stern talking to. She turned into an incoherent sobbing wreck because SHE’S JUST TRYING TO DO GOOD! WHY IS EVERYONE SO MEAN TO HER!??. Luckily, she’s a pro at repression and pretended nothing happened soon afterwards.

12. What would your villain do with their abilities if they were a hero?

Well, she thinks she IS a good guy? And she doesn’t have any abilities, just Blinding Googly Goggles and a Blinding Googly Ray Gun… She’s actually genuinely good at optometry, but she, again, is convinced she’s doing good. So… I don’t know? If it means if she considered herself a hero, she already does, so she’d keep doing it, but if she was ‘good’… probably just do her job as the nurse’s assistant/teacher’s assistant (whoever she’s been assigned to this week)

13. It’s karaoke night at the villain’s club! What song does your villain select?

Part of me wants her to burst out into some kind of super swear loaded song that no one expects to come out of her tiny mouth, like something by Eminem, but also, part of me wants to say probably something super dorky. Maybe a Weird Al song. I don’t know… ‘All About The Pentiums’, probably.

14.  What other villain does yours get along best with?

… I don’t know other people’s villains well enough to really say?? I mean, I look at them but I don’t know the owners? If anyone thinks their villain would get along with her, feel free to say!  But honestly she’s like a friendship leech so if someone is nice to her, HOOO BOY, she’ll attach herself at the hip to them and they are friends forever in her eyes. So basically anyone who gives her positive attention.

15. What other villain does yours get along the worst with?

OH BOY. OOOH BOY. Professor Poopypants; yes, I’m going with a canon character, but hear me out; her evil plan is basically his original plan in the book to make everyone have just as stupid of a name as he does so no one laughs, her plan is make everyone need glasses, so basically, Poopypants and Len will fight over who stole who’s evil plan (even though she came up with hers independently and she’s just not original) and it turns into a slapfest where they’re both the squabbling five year olds they really are inside.
Like, ‘I started the whole ‘make everyone suffer like me’ plot, young lady! I was evil-ing before you were in diapers! How dare you claim you’re original?’
And Len just goes like ‘I came up with it on my own! I didn’t even know you existed! And anyway, mine’s way better because I have a themed costume! You just dress like a normal professor!’
‘Well duh! It’s a secret identity, you don’t just shout your plans at the world before the big speech!’
‘Yeah well then do you have a themed suit for the big reveal?’
‘Well no but-’
'HA! I win!’
'That is not a win!’
'Is too!’
'Is not!’
'Yeah-huh!’
‘Nuh-uh!’
‘Yeah-huh!’
‘Nuh-uh!’

(endlessly)

Originally posted by disneygetsgradschool

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Matoran Perspective

Mask of Light has a bunch of scenes that don’t contain Jaller or Takua, but it really does feel like a story as they would tell it. The Toa are wise, if flawed, heroes, and it may be Lewa who’s most affected by this lense of reverence.

In the movie, he’s got kind of a “kooky, but ultimately responsible and considerate dad” vibe going.

Under basically every other lens, I’d say he comes across as more of a goofy young stoner.

anonymous asked:

Hey Ben, I love your work and I have great respect for a photographer who keeps a certain style. I was wondering what lens / focal length you use the most. Is 50mm a good guess? Also, can you tell me something about your choice of aspect ratio / cropping? Thanks a lot and keep doing what you do!

Hey. Of every single photo I’ve made, the 50mm 1.4 would still come out as the most used lens/focal length. However I purchased a 24-105mm F4 lens (basically a Canon kit lens for FX) and that is mostly what I’ve been using, but I still enjoy the 50mm when I shoot video on tripod.

So I’ve seen a lot of role reversal ColdFlash ideas, but has anyone done an Earth-47 (or whatever number) where Len is the glasses wearing bumbling adorable and socially awkward engineer at STAR Labs (sort of pseudo Earth-2 Barry mixed with Earth-1 Cisco mixed with comic-verse Cold) and Barry is a cool, confident hero who skirts the line of morality? Like Len is always pulling Barry back from pushing things too far, balances Barry out, while Barry’s all “Hey, baby, I’m fine.”

Barry was a borderline conman before getting hit by lightning, so he occasionally does things with his speed that aren’t within the law. It really was a freak accident, not planned by Eo. In this universe, Barry’s parents are both dead, not murdered, just gone, and he’s sad and alone but never shows it, so once he has superpowers he figures finally life is giving him the chance to shine.

And Len basically runs STAR labs that helped Barry because he was a John Doe lost cause case, only for Barry to wake up one day while Len was looking over him. And it’s like…James Jesse who owns the labs and stays out of their hair, and everyone is really flipped in what they do for a living and their personalities.

Eventually Len builds himself the cold gun so he can back Barry up and keep a better eye on him.

“Put that down, we’re not stealing from the same people we just helped prevent a theft from in the first place.”

“They won’t notice.”

“Barry…”

( ooc && fresh out of feelings )

you guys know what really fucks me up to think about? Remember when Len went back in time && tried to change his past so his father wouldn’t raise a single hand to him && his sister but failed that personal mission? Yeah, what if it wasn’t Lewis going to jail that made him turn out extremely abusive? What if Len put it in the guy’s head so Lewis did it out of spite or some shit? Basically Len fucking himself over by that one little interaction he had with his old man. Not a headcanon I’m adopting because I prefer to stick with the original of him getting locked up is what made him cruel but ya know. Just something to think about.