Loki and I searched out some super bright murals to take photos in front of while he was wearing his super bright rain/winter coat. Gawd. He goes from handsome to adorable in the span of two photos, I swear. Next photo outing I’m going to try to find more pastel walls. <3
I was wondering if I could suggest a prompt? It's Steve at a pride parade. He can be any orientation and paired with whoever you like. I just want happy queer people representing themselves and having a great time while doing it :)
“I’ve been thinking about my life, and all the mistakes I’ve made.”
It had been a long time since Steve had addressed a crowd as someone other than Captain America. At first he had assumed that they only invited him to speak because he was America’s Hero, and they needed his support. It hadn’t been till after he accepted the offer that he found out they wanted ‘the kid from Brooklyn’.
“The ones that stay with me, the ones that I regret, are the ones that I made because of fear.”
He’d cried, the response letter clutched tightly in his hands while his friends all looked to him in surprise. Bucky had been the first to move, saddling up beside him to read what had upset him so much. He only managed to get through a few times before he. too, teared up.
“For a long time, I was afraid to be who I am because I thought that there’s something wrong with someone like me. Something offensive, something you would avoid, maybe even pity. Something that you could never love.”
They must have looked ridiculous, the group of them, all either crying or laughing, huddled together around the Super Soldiers. Tony had been the first to break away, the billionaire jabbering off everything they’d need to make this Pride the best yet. Pepper had followed behind him, his excitement rubbing off on her.
“Growing up, my Pastor was an admirer of St. Thomas Aquinas. He said that of all the venal and mortal sins, pride was the worst of them. He saw pride as the starting point to all the others, that if you fell to pride then you’d succumb to the rest.
Much to the surprise of everyone, Thor was just as equally enthusiastic. Apparently, Asgard was as liberal as it could come, the Prince proving that with a statement of ‘one of the orgies held in the Great Hall once lasted eight days’. Clint insisted upon more details.
“But hate isn’t a sin on that list. Neither is shame. After I woke up in this time, and I found out about this parade, I was afraid, because I wanted so badly to be a part of it.”
The days before the parade went by with growing anticipation and anxiety. Bucky took every opportunity to tell him that it’d be okay, that he was going to be by his side like he always was, even when he wasn’t himself. He’d ran through his speech exactly eight times a day, once for each of them, and they all had their favorite parts.
“So today I’m marching for that part of me that was once too afraid to march. And for all the people who can’t march, the people living lives like I did. Today I march to remember that I’m not just a me. I am also a we. And we march with pride.”
Steve had been so sure that he’d have one of his moods, the usual panic and fret that came with public speaking sending him into a tailspin that Bucky would have to talk him through. But the moment he stepped out of the car and saw the unrelenting sea of people dressed in rainbow, he felt a swell of excitement. This wasn’t something to be afraid feared, this was something to revel in.
Leak Warning A.K.A. Hey, so remember when we thought season 7 couldn’t possibly get any leakier?
For those who don’t frequent Equestria Daily, the last four episodes (plus today’s normal release) of season 7 have been leaked online in English, full 1080p quality.
So… yeah. This will forever be known as the season of leaks. Even the Movie, which takes place after season 7 (but before season 8) was leaked online earlier this week. Which means Hasbro has some firing to do, and we have some spoilers to avoid… or not.
My call was to binge-watch all 5 episodes back-to-back. No shame. It was glorious and I have zero regrets, because I’ll never get the chance to binge MLP like that again! Probably.
But out of respect for those who want to wait until the official release, I, as usual, won’t post spoilers until each release date rolls around.
Buuut, for those of you who want to try out that Netflix-style binge-watching for MLP, here are links to the last five episodes. Click and view at your own risk.
P.S. I saw the Movie in theatres! A spoiler-free review will actually be coming a little later next week, with some help from some friends, and a full-spoiler-filled review will be coming seperately (maybe before, maybe after, but we’ll see what I have time for. Pinkie Pie Day has been moved to Monday/Canadian Thanksgiving this year, so I’ll most likely focus on that first)!