because i don't think i was clever enough to think of it on my own

anonymous asked:

i don't know if you've answered this but what hogwarts houses would all of katie's character's be? and for morgana before and after she turned evil?


Alrighty for the record, I am excluding minor characters (Bess, Rachel, Vixen, Dessie’s Girlfriend) and Lady Thelma and Princess Margaret.

The Rambling Thinky Thoughts of Brittane Presents: Hogwarts Houses - Katie McGrath Edition

Originally posted by zuzalou

Alright ladies, Sorting Hat on! Let’s do this.

Lena Luthor

Originally posted by luthorial

Some may remember that Lena has already been placed by this Sorting Hat but I can’t leave out our love, so I shall revisit and elaborate. I still believe that placing Lena in Slytherin is not the way to go. I know some just associate her with that notion because Slytherin is known for its baddies and SOME PEOPLE still think my cupcake is evil. Don’t make me cut you. On the other hand, speaking more precisely, she does fit the bill in some terms. She is very smart and ambitious. She is cunning and puts maximum effort into achieving her goals. However, Slytherins have an all-or-nothing appeal and aren’t afraid to step on the little guys to get what they want. Slytherins are often in it for the glory of the achievement. That’s just not Lena.

The Hat Dictates: As previously mentioned, Lena is intelligent, creative and very intuitive. She wants to be judged on her own merits and be recognized as independent of the darkness that the Luthor name implies, expressing her will to be recognized as an individual. She is an excellent go-to friend offering meaningful advice and help when needed. She’s also a bit extra and has a slight lick of eccentricity. All traits very commonly celebrated by none other than RAVENCLAW. She says with surprise in her voice, for some reason… Yay Lena!

Hey you! Yeah you! Keep reading for the Sorting Hat’s decision on the rest of our lovely Katie ladies (if you want that is).

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anonymous asked:

Trump is a lot of bad things. No doubt. But I don't get how he's racist or homophobic. During his campaign, he made numerous supportive speeches about protecting the LGBT community and our rights. Of course, the media conveniently failed to report those moments. No one will deny that he's a buffoon, but he's far from the next Hitler. People are going to create the next Hitler if they don't stop demonizing the right. SJWs elected Trump with their own self-righteous bullying.

I understand where you’re coming from but I also disagree.

Trump has made several anti-Mexican generalisations that I do believe come from a racist mindset. He also picked a Vice President who believes in gay conversation camps. This in itself is enough for me to consider him racist and homophobic.

But more importantly, he has become a symbol for a lot of Americans who are racist, homophobic, islamaphobic, and anti-feminist. His campaign and the government he leads has promoted or at least allowed a culture that is less safe for women and minorities.

I don’t think he is necessarily the next hitler, because yes I don’t think he’s quite clever enough. But I think those who pull his strings could lead us down a self destructive path similar to the ones we saw in world war 2.

A president is more than a man. He’s often times a committee that creates the face of our nation. And that is such an offensive face these days I have complete strangers in London who feel like they need to ask my opinion of him because of my American accent.

I’m already tired of being embarrassed of him.

anonymous asked:

If you don't mind me requesting something could you write a Stoncy soulmate au using that "my soulmate touched me and now my body has splotches of bright color all over it" au please? I'm sorry if you don't know what I'm talking about haha but if you did it would be super duper to see those three nerds all colored up

So I’ve never seen this with the color coming from touching,and I feel like there wasn’t really away to realistically have this work in the series (which is what I like to do) but I have seen where anytime your soulmate gets visibly injured (bruises/cuts/burns/etc.) you get color marks in the same spots, which I feel works super well for these three! So not exactly what you requested, but the same end result with all three of these dorks all colored up, so hopefully it’s okay!

(Inspiration for the colors from these wonderful mood boards by the ever amazing @hawkinsmostunwanted)

There’s a swath of yellow spread out over Nancy’s left cheek. Sitting this close to her, knee to knee as her clever hands carefully bandage the cut on his hand, it’s all Jonathan can look at. It’s somehow easier than thinking about the thin blue stripe that streaks up and then crosses into the cut on his hand. If he concentrates on that jagged field of yellow, he doesn’t have to think about how that blue stripe matches the cut he covered up on Nancy hand, the one overlapping a soft pink line that’s far too pastel to be anything other than a soulmark. That stretch of yellow means Nancy has another soulmate out there.

Maybe he should just stop staring all together, because now that he’s looking all he can see are the edges of the pink underneath all that yellow. All he can see is the shape of that yellow, the yellow that’s smeared across his own face, the yellow that he knows belongs to Steve because he caused it. It sort of feels right that Jonathan would find out who his soulmate is by the two of them trying to kill each other. One of his soulmates, anyway. Because the other is sitting in front of him while they wait to actually try and summon a monster.

“Nancy, I-” he starts, with no idea how he planned on finishing. ‘Nancy, I know we just started talking like a week ago and now we’re waiting to maybe die fighting this thing but looks like you’re my soulmate and I’d really like to kiss you even if it’s a bad time’ or maybe ‘Nancy, I know we have a plan but maybe we should talk about this whole colors thing and maybe find some way to tell your boyfriend in case both of us die tonight because I think we both know he’s our third’ both seem too wordy and too desperate somehow.

“Yeah?” She says, and when she meets his eyes, his breath feels knocked out of him at how intense and blue her eyes are highlighted by all that yellow.

Now that he’s not so angry or heart-broken or terrified, Steve mostly just feels empty. Maybe a little nauseous. Standing out in front of the Byers house, bat resting against his shoulder, nothing that just happened seems real. The whole day hasn’t seemed real. Nothing since seeing Jonathan Byers in Nancy’s room has felt real, and he mostly just wants to go to sleep and wake up and find out everything was a dream. Except, now he has soulmates, and if this is a dream then he never wants to wake up and lose them. 

He knew about Nancy before tonight. He might not be as academic as her, but he’s smart enough to remember where he left hickies on her and notice the little matching blue marks on his own skin. He doesn’t tell her, because the part of him that’s ecstatic about her being his soulmate is overshadowed by the part of him that’s afraid he’s going to end up mis-matched like his dad. It’s a fear that feels all too real when he sees them that night. 

Jonathan Byers comes as a surprise, though. A surprise that leaves him unsteady and completely out of his comfort zone, because he’s talked to Jonathan maybe five times in his entire life and one of those times ended in a fight that left blood running into his mouth and that obnoxious yellow glaring across Jonathan’s face. 

They load into his car, silent except for Nancy’s quiet voice directing him towards the school. Mostly he feels empty. Part of him, though, the part that isn’t exhausted and blank, can’t help feeling relieved. Because he looks at the gauze each of them has wrapped around their hand and the criss-crossing lines of pink and blue on his left hand, and that fear that’s existed for so long finally settles. 

Nancy likes watching them like this, when they think she isn’t looking. Her books are spread out on her desk, and she honestly is studying but the little make-up mirror on her desk just so happens to give her a great view of them without her having to turn and give it away. They just look so sweet like this, Jonathan sitting cross-legged on her bed and Steve laying back with his head on Jonathan’s lap. Both of them honest and hesitant in a way they aren’t when they know she’s watching. 

The lighting makes it a little hard, but she can just make out the blue that fades down over both of their arms, the result of her slowly fading sunburn from an afternoon by Steve’s pool. There’s a decently sized blotch of yellow on Jonathan’s neck, mirroring the bruise Jonathan had been embarrassed about leaving behind despite how delighted Steve had been. 

Steve catches her eye in the mirror, and the light catches enough that she can just make out the fading pink mark on his cheek (Jonathan had fallen asleep on his hand earlier and left the imprint of his knuckles against his skin). He smiles at her, still sleepy and soft, before closing his eyes and letting his head fall more into Jonathan’s hands. 

She turns back to her work, letting them have their moment. Besides, she thinks, looking at the little yellow scrapes on her knuckles as she copies down notes, she has a lifetime of moments left with them. 

anonymous asked:

is it me or the fandom opinion is so far apart about destiel now?? between d/c fans believe it will be canon and others saying it is stupid to still ship it or waste time with it? i know you don't keep up with canon destiel much so is it because you think other are dumb for believing still? only asking, not hating but you are usual right about this stuff & i am wondering what you think will be the end for destiel on supernatural?

Hey! :)

Look, you’re not dumb, nobody is dumb. I do mostly agree with you on the optimism/pessimism part, but me not being invested in canon has little to do with me thinking that fellow fans are ‘stupid’ for seeing Destiel or still believing in it. And like, me versus canon SPN in general is a subject that I won’t get into because it’s not all that relevant in this case, so it would be a waste of anyone’s time, really. :p

But going back to your question… By now I’ve watched so many movies and TV shows; I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen this particular trope, but I too know that a mixtape is never used as a platonic thing, not when they emphasize it like that. Aside from this, there is the never ending mirror between the Dean/Cas and Cas/Sam relationship (both supposedly good buddies, yet you’d be blind to not spot the difference) that they keep throwing in our faces (especially in s11/s12) to the point where it isn’t even funny anymore. :p It would be like someone physically hitting me on the head with a mirror, repeatedly, and me being like “oh wow, I see or feel nothing, what are you talking about?”

I see it, same as you see it. All of that can’t be an accident, for the sole reason that there’s just too much of it at this point for it to be a coincidence. Again, nobody is stupid for having a pair of functioning eyes. 

As for where it’s going: I think there was a time when a lot of Destiel shipping fans were afraid that they’d throw in a random love interest for Dean at the very last minute (because an endgame romance for Dean was hinted at several times), but 12 seasons in it’s safe to say that this isn’t what they’re planning. Dean’s latest one night stand says it all; the writers themselves can’t even bother to come up with a story there, all you know is her name and that she wants to bang Dean. If they had any intentions to go somewhere with another random love interest and make it believable, they would’ve started building it up by now. They haven’t though, and I think this is because in the end they will do what they’ve been doing for the entirety of the show; throw everyone just enough bones to keep all sides of the fandom remotely happy. And hey, not gonna lie, if this was me making a living, I’d probably do the same.

So I think for the endgame (gosh isn’t that a popular word these days, lol!), where we’re at now, there’s no need to fear the writers throwing in random (lasting) last minute love interests for either Dean or Cas. Like, almost going into season 13, that ship has sailed, no pun intended.

At the same time I think that they want to end the show (whether that means season 13 or 14) on a positive note for everyone. Whether it be bro only fans that insist that the show is only about Sam and Dean, or the Dean/Cas shippers that they’ve been slapping in the face with romantic tropes and the possibility of an exclusive love story for over 8 years now.

So assuming that Team Free Will will live (which I believe they will, considering that this show can’t make either of the three stay dead for too long, let alone ending the show with one of them dying permanently), what’s in the cards is probably a Team Free Will ending, with a Dean/Cas relationship that they will keep very open to interpretation, to the point where Dean/Cas shippers can plausibly say ‘AH it was a thing after all, they’ll be getting together now’, whereas at the same time bro only fans can say ‘it wasn’t literally confirmed though, y'all are delusional for even thinking this’.

Because hey, wouldn’t that be a typical ending for this show and its fandom? If I were a clever writer with a dilemma like this, that’s how I would go about it to save my own ass. :p And sure, some would call it baiting, but that is a story for another day. :’) 

An alternative to Bitty being completely oblivious to Jack’s feelings

Bitty is a gay man in a collegiate sport who grew up in the Deep South. He is Aware™ of himself at all times, even if he doesn’t talk about it on his vlog. He probably knows that although he is accepted now, if he crosses an invisible line of physical/emotional affection with some of the guys that acceptance can disappear in an instant. We can speculate on the sexuality of the other guys, but none of them are open in the way Bitty is, so he has to operate on different rules than the other guys.

We know, canonically, that he is mostly exempt from rough-housing. This isn’t because he’s smaller, it’s because he’s gay. Rough-housing is toeing that line and Bitty would probably be careful to exclude himself whenever possible. The other guys probably exclude him with the excuse that he’s small, but there’s a layer underneath that they would never acknowledge. This is the sort of thing that even really supportive straight friends do, often unconsciously. It’s part of the “unwritten rules”.

So, back to Jack. We’re shown the two of them getting increasingly touchy in the background of several panels Year 2. We’re shown through Bitty’s twitter that Jack seeks him out, incessantly chirps him (which by Bitty’s own admission, is a variation on flirting), and starts to include Bitty in the rough-housing. Bitty overheard the conversation with Parse and heard Parse interrupt Jack with what was probably a kiss. Bitty can connect those dots - he’s not dumb. The thing is - he’s also never going to bring it up, because Bitty understands living in the closet and how scary it is. He also understands that Jack’s future is on the line. Jack already has so much stacked against him - the overdose, the crazy expectations, his own crippling anxiety - and Bitty surmises that Jack can’t also live with his sexuality out in the open too. So, he lets Jack get closer, orbiting him, but never, ever pushes him or even hints that he knows. It’s a secret and Bitty isn’t going to violate that.

Instead, he just cherishes the moments he gets. He catalogs them carefully, even though it probably really hurts. The guy he has an outsize crush on keeps seeking him out and sitting too close to him and giving him piggyback rides and lending him his jacket. Bitty knows that this is outside the bounds of his other friendships. He knows that Jack is crossing the line and he lets him, instead of closing himself off and not allowing it like he might have with the other boys. He just shakes his head and says this boy.

What I’m getting at here is that Bitty might have known, or at least strongly suspected, that Jack had non-friend feelings for him. However, he also probably thought that Jack didn’t think they were important or big enough feelings to actually act on. That’s why we find Bitty literally sobbing in Jack’s room after graduation because Bitty thinks that it’s the absolute end of the road for them and even the casual flirtation will be gone as soon as he boards that plane to Georgia in a few hours. Jack is moving on to Providence and the NHL and Jack isn’t going to take the risk on his future. Bitty wasn’t expecting Jack to kiss him, but not because Bitty was oblivious to Jack’s feelings. He doesn’t expect the kiss because he has convinced himself that Jack does feel something for him, but not strongly enough to actually pursue it.

ETA: now in 5k-word fic format, for your angsty needs

My personal thoughts on all of the Nicktoons (so far as of May 2017)
  • Doug: Cute, sweet show. I love it. Sad how it tends to be labeled as "boring" now- it's still a great show. And of course it kicked off the whole "slice-of-life cartoons" trend so that's pretty cool. And yes, I did like the Disney version. But it's nowhere near as good as the Nick version.
  • Rugrats: Probably one of my favorite cartoons ever. Funny, clever, great characters, great music, great '90s aesthetics, and Klasky-Csupo's style is perfect. One of THE best Nicktoons..too bad it got dumbed down in 2001. was such a great show and then I don't know what happened there. Rugrats in Paris should've been the finale. But...even the later episodes are better than it's spin-offs.
  • The Ren and Stimpy Show: While I'm not the biggest fan of most gross-out shows, I LOVE this one. I'm pretty much with Mr. Enter on how most gross-out cartoons seem to be TRYING to be R&S but rarely getting it right. The characters are hilarious and it's so weird, it's funny. But the less about Adult Party Cartoon; the better.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: Amazing show and I'm really excited for the TV movie...whenever that's coming out. I love the visual style, the music, the characters, and I'm sure I love it even more as an adult than I did as a kid (and I did love it as a kid)
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters: Another great show (really, Nick was at it's highest point in the '90s, but the early-to-mid '90s especially). Love the characters, the intentionally ugly's just great. Shame it tends to be so underrated.
  • Hey Arnold!: One of the greatest cartoons ever and probably the best Nicktoon ever. I love how it never tried to shy away from more mature themes that other kids' shows wouldn't try touching and it did a great job at it. Looking forward to the Jungle Movie, and of course...Helga was the best.
  • KaBlam!: I loved it as a kid. As an adult, I REALLY wonder why. The wraparounds try way too hard to be "hip", just akwardly shoehorning in references attempting to be the next TTA or Animaniacs, but falling completely flat. Characters were annoying but the voice acting was awesome. I do need to give the show credit for making me a ska fan. Most of the individual shorts kind of sucked but Action League Now! was hilarious and The Off-Beats was cute. And of course...
  • Life With Loopy: Yes I had to give this it's own mention because it's just that good. Nick really needs to give this one it's own series because the campy and surreal nature mixed with the overall sweetness was just a perfect blend, and the animation style was pretty awesome. The title character is just so perfect and so underrated. And I LOVE how aesthetically '90s the whole show is.
  • The Angry Beavers: Another one that's pretty underrated. I always really loved this show. I love all the banter and ad-libbing between Norbert and Daggett. And the music was great. I still listen to "Beaver Fever" and "I Think I Like You" now and again (also...Salem and Zim as beavers. How could you go wrong there?)
  • CatDog: Everyone hates this show but I really loved it. I love the character designs, CatDog themselves, and the theme song is NEVER going to leave my head. Sure, it's no Rocko or Hey Arnold!, but it's still a funny show.
  • Oh Yeah! Cartoons: Unlike KaBlam!, this one had different shorts in every episode rather than just four main short series, so it would take too long to go over all of them (not to mention that a good chunk of them aren't even online!). A lot of the shorts on this show were really funny and had some great visual styles. And Mina and the Count still needs a TV show.
  • The Wild Thornberrys: Really loved this show; I was the "animal kid" in my class so obviously I really liked this one. I just really love Klasky-Csupo. The movie was awesome and so was the show.
  • SpongeBob Squarepants: One of the funniest cartoons ever. While it got annoying seeing it become a schedule clog, the earlier episodes are still great. I heard that it got itself out of seasonal rot (look, let's pretend most of what came in-between the movie and the second movie never happened), but I rarely watch Nick anymore so I wouldn't know. Let's hope so.
  • Rocket Power: Not one of my favorites as a kid or as an adult (I wasn't really into the extreme sports craze), but my friends really liked it so I watched it with them and yeah, I enjoyed what I saw. It does have it's funny moments and while it's incredibly cheesy and way too late '90s/early 2000s that it hurts, it's a fun watch just for the cheese.
  • As Told By Ginger: A great show that I don't think I really appreciated enough until I got older. I guess I was just a LITTLE too young when it was new and by the time I was older and getting more into it...the show got cancelled. It's a really great show and one of Nick's best slice-of-life shows.
  • The Fairly OddParents: Really funny...for the first four seasons. S5 was when it started to slip and everything after that just got worse and worse. I still have fond memories of watching the older seasons and they're still good...but let's hope that jump to Nicktoons meant something.
  • Invader Zim: Great show, great animation, great character designs...did NOT deserve to be screwed over. I'm really looking forward to the TV movie. But...while I do love GIR (though he's not my #1 favorite character), the whole Hot Topic worship of GIR was pretty annoying. Let's face it- 2006/2007 on the internet was a bad time.
  • ChalkZone: Really cute. Admittedly I like the worldbuilding elements and characters a little more than the actual episodes (I did love all of S1 though; I think it was the best season), it's still great. S4 was...not the best though. From what we know about the canned S5, it was probably gonna be a lot better but...Nick had to be Nick. Let us have S5, already. And really- why didn't we get a ton of Snap merchandise?
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Good show but I liked the movie more. Had some really funny moments and is so aesthetically early 2000s that it's pretty fun looking back on.
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot: Loved this one and I wish it got more recognition. Jenny was absolutely adorable and she was a hero to me as a kid (okay, looking back...I'm sure I had a crush on Jenny). Sad that the network treated it like shit.
  • All Grown Up!: The special was good. The first season was pretty good. After that I felt like I was reading glorified Rugrats fanfic. All it was really was "Ginger Lite" as ATBG was dealing with the heavier stuff while this was all the leftover stuff. Rugrats was great and had an interesting premise. AGU! was more of the same.
  • Danny Phantom: This was the last Nicktoon I REALLY loved as a kid. A really good show that could've gotten even more awesome had it's own creator not fucked it up. Ugh...I want a revival but PLEASE let it be by Steve Marmel and not Butch. Also Sam was a preteen. And I've got tons of purple and black in my wardrobe (and the same purple lipstick) now that may or may not have been influenced by her (well, that and/or the fact that those are my favorite colors anyway). Like many others...I totally had a crush on Danny as a kid.
  • Avatar the Last Airbender: Okay, admittedly...I was never into this show. But I praise it for it's themes, animation, story...while I personally couldn't get into it, it still is a great show and probably the last really good Nicktoon for a while. And yeah- we don't talk about that movie.
  • Catscratch: I didn't really see enough of it but what I saw I liked. Wanted to see more but it came and went really fast.
  • The Xs: While the previews for it looked pretty good, I...did not like it. I watched it when it premiered and everything but it was a letdown. Felt like they were trying WAY too hard to make their own version of The Incredibles but with Erin Esurance-esque animation. Voice acting was great though (I noticed that Wendie Malick was the saving grace for TWO bad 2005 cartoons)
  • El Tigre: Okay this was RIGHT around the time I was starting to lose interest/outgrow Nickelodeon. Had a great premise and could've been a really good show and I was looking forward to it, but it felt like tons of other flash cartoons at the time and the voice acting could've been a lot better (great talents- direction-wise though...). Maybe if I were a younger kid when it came out, I would've liked it more, was annoying. But the creator has made some other great stuff and I STILL need to see The Book of Life. I'm kicking myself for not seeing it in the theaters due to my work and college schedule.
  • Tak and the Power of JuJu: Didn't play the games but I already knew the franchise was pretty much dying by the time the show came out. It was awful. And we never heard from Tak again...
  • Back at the Barnyard: The movie had it's problems but was at least watchable. The show was just annoying and unfunny.
  • The Mighty B!: Unpopular opinion, but...I really loved this show. It has problems, but there was something about it I couldn't hate. Bessie was just such a great character. Wasn't a big fan of the grossout elements but otherwise it was really funny. Not a great show, but I was entertained enough.
  • Rugrats Pre-School Daze: YES THIS IS A REAL SHOW. Ugly art style (I'm pissed that K-C didn't use their signature style and went for something more "cutesy"; it just looked awful), bland writing, and really not a very interesting series. No wonder why it only lasted four episodes and didn't even air in the US until 2008 after all the episodes were released direct-to-video as bonus features on those Tales of the Crib DVDs (the less about them, the better). All it felt like was a desperate attempt to keep a dying franchise alive.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar: I was pretty neutral to the Madagascar franchise- saw the first movie in theaters and it was alright; wasn't dying to see the sequels so I never did. The show however never did anything for me.
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum: While I was already losing interest in Nick around 2005-2007, this was right around the time where I was officially done. I was a teenager at this point and not into this stuff anymore, but I stuck around for the old SpongeBob or FOP rerun and well...guilty pleasure Mighty B!. Then they changed the logo. And then this show came out. was SO annoying. Annoying theme song, annoying characters...animation style would've worked a lot better if it was in 2D rather than CGI; it just fell way too deep into the uncanny valley for me. I wouldn't say this was the final nail in the coffin for me though; it was definitely the logo change.
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy: Didn't like it. Jokes weren't that funny. I did love the character designs though.
  • Planet Sheen: Sheen didn't need a spinoff. This was one of the worst ideas ever.
  • Kung-Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness: Liked the first movie (I need to watch it again), haven't seen the sequels but I should. Was bored with the TV show.
  • TMNT: Haven't seen it but I've heard nothing but good things about it. Maybe I should check it out.
  • The Legend of Korra: Heard it was pretty good, but as I wasn't really into Avatar I probably wouldn't be too interested.
  • Robot and Monster: Never saw.
  • Monsters vs. Aliens: Saw the movie and it was...alright. Didn't think it was warranting of a TV series. Didn't watch it.
  • Sanjay and Craig: Saw some of it while waiting for another show to come and...I never wanted to watch it again. Not a fan of the character designs and it was really unfunny. But it's better than Breadwinners.
  • Rabbids Invasion: I did like the Rabbids games as a preteen this time, I don't think they were that popular anymore. Didn't watch it. How is it still running?
  • Breadwinners: Worst Nicktoon ever (so far). Ugly characters, awful animation, shitty did this get greenlit? Nick...just because "it's for kids" doesn't mean "we can half-ass it"
  • Harvey Beaks: What's this? A GOOD NICKTOON? Yes- it's such a cute show with cute character designs, really nice's got a nice, nostalgic feel to it while also feeling like something brand new that Nick hasn't done. I'm pissed that it was screwed over.
  • Pig Goat Banana Cricket: Like Monsters, I like how it's "intentionally ugly" and some of the jokes/line delivery managed to be pretty funny, but is otherwise pretty meh to me overall. I'd like it more if I were seven, because hey, that's the show's target audience.
  • The Loud House: I'm glad it has positive representation (thank you for including gay parents in one of your shows, Nick!), but otherwise it's just too bland and cliched for me. Nice character designs; animation could be better. Again, I'd probably like it more if I were in the target audience.
  • Bunsen is a Beast!: Haven't watched it. Don't plan on it, either.
After 200+ hours of playing  Breath of the Wild, I have finished my adventure. Here are my thoughts. (Spoilers)

So, almost two months after its release, I have officially completed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and oh boy, do I have a lot to say about this game. I’m a little hesitant to call this a review, I guess, because it’s not organized too well or intent on giving a score or anything silly like that. But considering my love for this series and acknowledging this game as a huge departure from what many have grown used to, its got my head spinning with a whole bunch of thoughts that I just feel like dumping somewhere. This is mostly an art blog, it feels a little weird sticking this here but I honestly don’t know where else I’d put it. I’ll try to organize my brain and keep things as short as possible, but for the most part I’m just gonna jump in.

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jaspup  asked:

Hiii, first of all I wanted to say I really really really loved never gonna dance again so much, and I have a very good feeling it's one of those fics I'm going to not be able to stop thinking about for months. I have a question, though and I hope you don't mind me asking!! So, in the end it says Louis tells Harry about him being the red eyed stranger as if he had no idea so I'm wondering how Harry was leaving him messages (especially the "you are a spy" night) and not knowing about it [1/2]

[2/2] and especially bc he saw Louis and knew his name in the store and I don’t think that would’ve been while he was controlled bc those aren’t things Mikhail would’ve done, right? And I had another question about when Harry was back to his “cold distant ballet dancer Harry” mode. This Harry knew Louis as his teacher but not of their history so was he just put into sleeper mode without the trigger word said? I really hope this makes sense and you don’t mind me asking, again I loved the fic ty!!

hiii hello!!! first of all thank you for sending these asks they just made my day i love being asked things <3


OKAY SO i envisioned three different harrys whilst writing the fic:

1) real harry who has no idea of ANYTHING happening outside of ballet and being in love with louis, who has to have everything explained to him at the end.

2) cold distant ballet dancer harry who has no idea of anything outside of ballet. that’s it: he doesn’t know he’s in love with louis. outside of their trigger word and their assassin mode, these dancers have been consistently brainwashed throughout their entire lives. the trigger word is for them to turn into assassins at the blink of an eye (ie: at the performance, it was mighty lions, so they’d be triggered right in that moment and attack) but they are also brainwashed outside of attacking. so cold distant ballet dancer harry is normal harry that has been brainwashed to /forget/ that he ever loved louis. it’s terrible and fucked up but so is everything the red room represents.

3) sleeper harry who has no idea of anything outside of being an assassin. he’s the best assassin that the reinvented red room has and he’s clever and smart and to an extent, has control of himself. only to an extent. so after louis has his interview to become the dancing instructor, this sleeper harry is sent by mikhail after louis to see if he’s legitimate. not to assassinate him but to retrieve information, as the original ballerinas of the red room did, and as i said, sleeper harry is very intelligent and picked up relatively quickly that louis is not alexander sharpe and that he is a spy. and he’s fascinated even though he shouldn’t be. he’s never seen someone LIKE him in the sense that they can match him in a fight and just the ~beings of an assassin without being an assassin if that makes sense. 

but louis is so DIFFERENT from him, so good, so pure (as far as harry can see anyways) and he’s not being forced into this, not the way harry is and it’s peculiar and interesting and harry can’t help but continue to look into louis which is why he follows him to the store when louis is buying ballet shoes. sleeper harry is also a little bit of a shit and like i said, incredibly fascinated, which is why he steals louis’ shoes after telling him to be more careful (which he did as both a taunt and an actual warning: he knows what mikhail is capable of and louis is far, far too obvious. if any of the other sleepers had been sent after louis, he’d have been figured out too easily. any other sleeper would’ve reported back to mikhail immediately, reported their findings of louis being a spy. but not harry. anyways, louis doesn’t pay any heed to his warning so what does it really matter that sleeper harry, who supposedly has no emotions, cares enough to warn a spy he doesn’t even really know? ;) well) and he keeps the shoes, as a momento of this strange spy who has captured harry’s undeniable interest. 

continuing on, this sleeper harry is all too aware of louis’ spy doings but chooses to tell mikhail that alexander sharpe is a suitable teacher. there’s no promise there that alexander sharpe will be the instructor but there’s a hope inside of sleeper harry that he doesn’t understand and isn’t willing to chase after but won’t actively push away either. so sleeper harry does as mikhail says, does his assassin activities, trains his heart out, continues to be the best but in the back of his mind, always lurks spy louis. 

and again, i’ll reiterate that sleeper harry does NOT know what happens in real harry’s life but that doesn’t change that harry, whoever he is, no matter what state, will always love louis. loves louis so so deeply. and sleeper harry feels the side effects of it, feels a creeping affection for this spy for no reason that he can understand. so when sleeper harry meets louis to return his shoes, it’s because he knows that their performance is coming up and everything can only go to shit. it’s his way of saying goodbye, of getting closure of his fascination but still, he will not tell mikhail (but mikhail has figured out on his own at this point, how could he not?) and so when sleeper harry kisses louis with poisonous lipstick, it’s with so much regret and yet no choice, because as much free will as he has, he still has to take direct orders. 

furthermore, when louis finally finds where mikhail is hiding out with the sleepers, mikhail tells harry to stop sulking over poisoning a spy: because that is what sleeper harry is doing. he thinks that louis is dead and he is the reason and he hates it, hates what he’s a product of what has no choice but to deal with it and live on. he is an assassin, louis is a spy and their worlds do not overlap.

until they do.

**anyways, sorry for this essay and i hope you don’t mind that i published this publicly for others’ reference. thank you again for the asks! <3

Please don’t give up hope.

Okay, I know S4 in general and TFPB in particular SUCKED MAJOR ASS. I know we’re all heartbroken, angry, disconsolate, hopeless.

But can we all just- stop for a minute, and try to calm down, and think, before we decide to harass Mofftiss and everyone on Sherlock’s production team and boycott a show that’s never let us down before now, for more than 5 years? I thought that’s what we do. We see through Mofftiss’ hurtful bullshit and analyze what the show tells us. What they tells us through the show.

I have a theory. I still have doubts, of course, but it’s okay to doubt. It’s healthy. Especially when you believe in something. It means you care. I care about this show. A lot. Too much, perhaps. But I feel that TPTB deserve the benefit of the doubt, because they’ve earned it for 5 years, 3 seasons and 1 special episode, and if that doesn’t mean anything, then what does?

So there are a few possible explanations for what the trainwreck that we saw this season. 

One of them is that TPTB don’t care about their story anymore, actually they hate it so much that they undid everything (plotlines, character development, coherence, everything) they’d been building up to TAB.

Unlikely, considering what they’ve said about Sherlock Holmes before. Of course, since we know they’re dirty little liars that lie, and they’ve lied to us before, we can’t trust anything they say, but then why make the show? Why aggravate fans of the other adaptations by saying there was something everyone else got wrong, and their objective was to get it right? Why slip so many clever references and details and hints that only the small part of the audience who is even aware of subtext will see? It’s not like it would help their ratings. And why write TAB as a love letter to us, TJLCers? We’re the only ones who liked the episode, casuals and antis (who compose the majority of the audience watching the show) hated it (because they didn’t understand it).

Plus, on its own, S4 is career suicide.

I don’t buy it. it doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t fit.

Another possible explanation is that Mofftiss and everyone involved in the making of the show suffer from incompetence so intense they wouldn’t recognize good story-telling if it was dancing the dance of the seven veils under “I am good story telling” in giant neon red letters right in front of them.

Also unlikely, for the reasons stated above, ie s1 to 3 of the show, and the fact that TAB is a masterpiece.

Actually, season 4 has been, so far, an absolute mess to me (TLD was its high point, I guess, but even that was weird. And don’t get me started on Eurus’ impossible stunt or sudden characterisation change from one episode to the next). The transitions are weird (Sherlock drowning in black goo, seriously?). The characters are OOC and the acting is awful. Lines from previous episodes are being reused by different characters. There are plot holes the size of my country in every episode, and the laws of physics, time and space are being ignored. The whole fandom is begging for context and we still haven’t been given any.

However, my experience of S4 so far is not unfamiliar. It actually reminds me of how I experienced S3. Now, some context (for once): I wasn’t aware that the word subtext existed before I googled “Sherlock theories” the day following TSOT. The reason I looked it up was because I perceived a drop in quality that I couldn’t quite believe happened, because there was something I was missing. Then I came across @loudest-subtext-in-tv‘s metas and tjlc, and that convinced me because it made sense of the show, and the rest is history, and now I love it even more (I even learned to like TBB, who knew). My point here is: we’re missing something. We’re still lacking context. We need more data.

The third explanation is a bit of a leap of faith, but it’s also the more likely, if past experience is any indication (and tbh it’s the only one that’s keeping me from being a heartbroken mess rn).

As I said before, S4 as a whole doesn’t make any sense, if we take it literally. However, if we look at it through the lense of EMP theory… if everything, from the moment Mary shot him to the end of TFPB, is Sherlock’s coma dream, and they still haven’t revealed it, then we can draw the conclusion that:

TPTB are pulling a Reichenbach on us. 

They’ve killed their show. Not because they don’t care anymore, or because they only care about money and figured a few heartbroken fans aren’t worth the trouble.

They’ve killed their show because A) they want people to root for Johnlock, so they tried to make the straight version absolute TRASH and succeeded beyond their wildest nightmares and B) they’re letting us to connect with the Sherlock Holmes fans of the victorian era. 

A) speaks for itself. No one likes this season. This very straight season. Not casuals, not antis. For once the middle episode is the one people like best. It doesn’t fit with the episodes that came before, hell, the episodes of S4 contradict themselves. This season feels wrong, because it’s not the story that Mofftiss and co have been telling for 6 years, and everyone, even casuals and antis, knows this, if only on a subconscious level. (”by the prickling of my thumbs”, everyone?)

B) makes even more sense: ACD let Holmes’ fans think he’d died with Moriarty for 10 years, never to return again. We know they have 5 series planned, so of course there’s no point in killing Sherlock  – hence why they let us see him well and alive at the end of series 2. Instead, they’ve chosen to hit us, TJLCers, the people they’re really writing the show for, at our weakest point and our worst fear: they’re going to make us think that TJLC is dead and buried, and that we’ve been mislead and queerbaited the whole time.

So they’ve killed the show. Now they’re going to bring it back to life. 

Promise of Love, Pain of Loss, Joy of Redemption. 

It applies to John and Sherlock after Sherlock faked his death, but also to Sherlock Holmes’ fans of the Victorian era after The Final Problem, and to us, right now, after the Final Problem 2.0. ACD made fans wait 10 years. We could have to wait 1 week (I know the BBC has a new show slotted in for next Sunday, but 1) Mofftiss taught us that the media can be manipulated easily and 2) they made an entire fake season, I don’t think they’d hesitate to make a fake trailer and ask a famous actress to lie for them, especially if she happens to be in the real episode – just not as a main character obviously), or we could have to wait 3 years I believe Mofftiss are actually sadistic enough to make us wait that long, but it has a huge risk of killing their show, for real this time) for the confirmation of TJLC.

If this is true (and I can’t begin to imagine living in a world where this isn’t true), and they do end up confirming TJLC, then Mofftiss are right, and this season is truly brilliant. It’s text, over subtext, over metatext. But only then.

Either way, they’re bringing it back to life. Eventually.

Don’t give up hope just yet, please. The Game is never over.

Your personality according to your favorite costume at Girls's Costume Warehouse
  • Sexy Witch: You are a traditionalist, who sees no need to disrupt the natural order of things, such as our interpretation of pagan rituals or orthodox gender roles. You hear the setup for a joke, and see no need for a punch line.
  • Sexy Devil: You are an independent thinker, willing to explore controversial ideas. You're also not afraid to have fun with those ideas, turning them around into exciting ribaldry.
  • Sexy Cat: Furry.
  • Sexy Pharmacist: You are a healer, who cares greatly for other people's comfort. In times of need, you are always there for those in pain, but you also need to get away sometimes and be alone for a while. You are very disappointed you got one of the "serious" answers.
  • Sexy Construction Worker: You are INFJ, Gryffindor, Rainbow Dash, and that one War Boy with the guitar.
  • Sexy Fireman: You liked that you can kind of see up the girl's skirt in this one. Yeah, you're gonna go back and check the video, to see if I'm lying, aren't you? You sick creep.
  • Sexy Referee: You prefer to remain above a conflict, choosing to help both sides find common ground to resolve--look, I'm sorry, but what the HELL were you thinking with that last call? The left foot was CLEARLY out of bounds before he made contact with the ball!
  • Sexy Nun: Your first impulse upon discovering something innocent is to search for fan art of it depicting swollen, glistening genitals.
  • Sexy Detective: Your dedication to Benedict Cumberbatch is all-consuming, and must be expressed in all things.
  • Sexy Mustard: You're kind of hard to read. I'm sorry, Karen, but that's the way it goes. We can't all be reduced to a fifty-word blurb in a personality quiz. Maybe you should try turning yourself up to eleven. Like, you could invent your own catchphrase, or play up how much you like your favorite beverage! You just need to give me something to work with here, Karen.
  • Sexy Palace Guard: Your appreciation for the trappings of monarchy reveals your interest in the Dark Enlightenment movement, which opposes social progress by advocating for the restoration of medieval institutions.
  • Sexy Jesus: You laughed at this one because you forgot it was actually in the original video, so you thought I made it up as a joke. You remembered Sexy Nun and Sexy Pope, so you just sort of assumed they wouldn't do the same basic gag a third time. Well, you thought wrong, friend. This is especially embarrassing because you pride yourself on keeping track of "memes," dating all the way back to 2001, so your failure to remember this basic fact would undermine your credibility in all your social circles. Luckily, no one will ever find out. I mean, unless I tell them. I think you'll find I can be persuaded to maintain my silence...for the right price.
  • Sexy Wolverine: You are openly fearful that Marvel is conspiring to shut down the X-Men franchise, but this is only to mask your anxiety about the increasing distance from the 1990s, and your youth.
  • Sexy Abe Lincoln: You just liked that "four score with me" joke.
  • Sexy Pope: You thought this was an oblique shout-out to your favorite anime OAV.
  • Sexy Lobster: You scanned this list three times looking for something close enough to "Scorpio." Forget it, pal. I don't have to play by your rules. Stop thinking about astrology for five frigging seconds.
  • Sexy Mental Patient: You only read this because someone told you it was funny, but you're nearly to the end and there's no sign of a John Cena joke, and you're incredibly bitter about that.
  • Sexy 1900s Steel Conglomerate Tycoon: You kind of want to jerk it to Andrew Carnegie.
  • Sexy Sexy: You have a compulsive need to assert your inscrutability, even as you participate in activities designed to categorize you, prompting you to subvert the premise with absurdist, non-sequitur responses.
  • And Frog: You pride yourself on changing all the questions rather than disclosing the answers, and chuckle self-importantly at those phonies who think "Sexy Sexy" is clever.

anonymous asked:

I don't have something specific to go add to it but I prompt you to write anything about Tommy Shelby.

So I was thinking about this last night because Tommy Shelby is my favorite type of antihero, in that he is not good but he is good at this, he is what he has to be to do what he must. He does terrible things, he bargains with lives, he deals and double-deals, he left honor in a hole in France, but he doesn’t flinch and he doesn’t fear.

(because he’s walking wounded he’s poisoned—everything in him is rot and the ugly, necessary things he had to do like bodies in a river, fouling the drink, but he’s alive, he’s upright, and he’s somehow got to keep walking even though he’s hard scar tissue and a ghost of a soul inside)

(you can’t flinch from what doesn’t frighten you, and Tommy’s seen hell with his eyes like ice and nothing scares him, after that)

but the saving grace of Tommy Shelby is that he has a name and a family, he has his people, and he protects them. He uses them for his own ends too, of course he does, but Tommy Shelby takes good care of his tools. Tommy Shelby protects what is his. And this is the reason that I like him, as a character, as an antihero, because he took—he took a look at the world that filled him full of mustard gas and shelling and said, fine you can be cruel and clever and deceitful, well, I learned it at your knee and let’s see how you like the taste.

He’s not good, but he’s good at this, and that’s enough to keep him walking forward, despite everything.

anonymous asked:

Some blogs are Rhett-centric and some are Link-centric. I'm always curious when I see a blog like yours, do you have a favorite of the two, or are you totally split down the middle? I don't want to make you choose, I'd just like to know your thoughts on this! Love your blog btw, your tags and your general excitement always make me smile.

Hi anon! Sorry it took a while for me to respond to this – I have no excuse, I’m just flighty.

I think about this question a lot. Like it kind of haunted me for the first few months I watched GMM, because I’m usually very decisive/obnoxiously opinionated about having a favourite in each of my fandoms. But with Rhett and Link, I honestly can’t choose!

Like Rhett is this giant fluffy ostrich man who loves wood and wants to eat everything??? He ate a cat food cookie and kind of liked it and his favourite food is ALL BEANS IN THE WORLD

Originally posted by graveyard-whistler

And sometimes I cry at night thinking about how he cried watching Moana????? And he’s like seven feet tall but afraid of heights and he is obsessed with the future and genuinely concerned about overpopulation and the environment and he has the tiniest little fluffy dog that he treats like one of his own children and my heart cannOT TAKE IT

Originally posted by graveyard-whistler

But then there’s Link, who’s like this hyperactive little boy who can’t control his southern accent when he gets excited and has no brain to mouth filter but instead of being rude he just manages to be unbelievably charming like I just

Originally posted by graveyard-whistler

WHAT A WONDERFUL IDIOT but like he’s incredibly smart and clever and sassy and just confident enough to say silly things without caring what anyone thinks of him, which I’m pretty sure should be like a hashtag lifegoal for all of us!!! And he’s really accident prone like oh man I worry about him every time he holds a knife like I just want him to be safe and protected and maybe bubble-wrapped???

Originally posted by the420gal

and he wears all his emotions on his sleeve and he fucking proposed to his wife before he had a ring for her because he he was so in love with her and so excited to be engaged to her that he couldn’t wait like oh my GOSH what a sweet boy, what an absolute freaking cutiepie like what in the world

SO TO SUM UP, anon, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to decide between Rhett and Link. I think all I can say with certainty is that my true love is their friendship, their self-proclaimed ‘old married couple’ dynamic. That’s why I’m a mythical beast, it’s what got me hooked, it’s what convinced me to binge watch all of GMM in about two and a half months, and it’s what keeps me coming back to them.

Originally posted by graveyard-whistler

anonymous asked:

An inclusive court would have been strange to Marg. My big question is, how much do you believe she was involved in the Joff slaying? I've seen the argument that Marg threw her under the bus on that one, but I don't really trust that narrative considering Littlefinger is the source. There also wasn't any reasons for the Tyrell's to want to implicate Tyrion and Sansa, except maybe convenience. What are your thoughts?

I think Margaery would have known most details of the assassination - event, time, general method - just because not including her when the plan is to poison a cup she’s drinking from would be ludicrously unsafe for a family pinning so many of their hopes on her. And then there’s this bit in ASoS…

“Margaery, please,” she said, “you mustn’t.” It was hard to get the words out. “You mustn’t marry him. He’s not like he seems, he’s not. He’ll hurt you.”

“I shouldn’t think so.” Margaery smiled confidently.

- Sansa II, ASoS

Margaery continues on about Loras for a while to explain that confidence, but Sansa’s clever, and shortly afterwards, we get this:

Yet the more she thought about it all, the more she wondered. Joff might restrain himself a few turns, perhaps as long as a year, but soon or late he will show his claws, and when he does…the realm might have a second Kingslayer, and there would be war inside the city, as the men of the lion and the men of the rose made the gutters run red.

Sansa was surprised Margaery did not see it too.

- Sansa II, ASoS

The simplest explanation is that Margaery is well aware of her brother’s temperament, and Joffrey’s temperament, and so sees the same thing Sansa does. Her confidence, therefore, is likely from the fact she knows Joffrey won’t make it as far as the bedding ceremony on their wedding night and the whole Loras thing is a non-issue.

Margaery was also clearly involved in background work confirming Joffrey’s character, as her good cop act with her grandmother shows.

“Joffrey,” Sansa said. “Joffrey did that. He promised me he would be merciful, and cut my father’s head off. He said that was mercy, and took me up on the walls and made me look at it. The head. He wanted me to weep, but…” She stopped abruptly, and covered her mouth. I’ve said too much, oh gods be good, they’ll know, they’ll hear, someone will tell on me.

“Go on.” It was Margaery who urged. Joffrey’s own queen-to-be. Sansa did not know how much she had heard.

The Queen of Thorns was so close she could smell the old woman’s sour breath. Her gaunt thin fingers were pinching her wrist. To her other side, Margaery was listening as well. A shiver went through her. “A monster,” she whispered, so tremulously she could barely hear her own voice, “Joffrey is a monster. He lied about the butcher’s boy and made Father kill my wolf. When I displease him, he has the Kingsguard beat me. He’s evil and cruel, my lady, it’s so. And the queen as well.”

Lady Olenna Tyrell and her granddaughter exchanged a look. “Ah,” said the old woman, “That’s a pity.”

- Sansa I, ASoS

Asking Sansa about Joffrey was the entire point of inviting Sansa to tea in the first place, an invitation issued by Margaery herself. She was clearly keeping an ear out for when to start cajoling Sansa along. The reaction to Sansa’s story shows that Margaery was aware of the rumours about Joffrey, and furthermore, that Olenna knew Margaery was aware of those rumours. 

I have to say it, but there is absolutely reason for the Tyrells to implicate Tyrion and Sansa - it keeps suspicion off them. There must be someone to publicly blame for Joffrey’s death. Blaming Tyrion and Sansa specifically might have been convenience on their part (but not on Littlefinger’s, who hates Tyrion, wants Sansa to be dependent on him, and was also in on the plan). I think Margaery’s plenty smart enough to have worked out a) that blame needed to be assigned and b) where blame would likely fall.

So yeah, I think she knew a lot of what was due to happen. I don’t think she planned it, but she had a role in the scheme requiring trust. The assassination would not have been planned the same way if Margaery could not be trusted.

As for the “under the bus” thing…

It’s not hard to see why Margaery kept her mouth shut. She knew what Joffrey was like, and her own family was risking a lot on her behalf to have him killed. Fact remains, though, Sansa risked a lot to tell Margaery not to marry Joffrey and why, with less backing her up, while Margaery was willing to let Sansa become collateral. One of these people is a far better friend than the other.

Thanks for the question and your thoughts, anon!

The Formulation of A Quartet: Understanding The Raven Cycle in Conjunction with the Myth.

One of the key things in Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle is the establishment of a series of parallels between our main quartet - Gansey, Blue, Ronan and Adam - and the medieval quartet - Glendower, Gwenllian, Artemus & The Third Sleeper. It’s become especially pertinent as of Blue Lily Lily Blue and will, I imagine, continue to be so in The Raven King.

However, the parallels aren’t only between the main quartet and the medieval quartet. There’s a background parallel likely familiar to anyone familiar with the Arthurian Legend, that of the Arthurian quartet - Arthur, Merlin, Gwen & Morgana - and also influences that are being taken, by Stiefvater’s own admission, of Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising Sequence and the trio formed of Bran, Will and Jane.

Each of these groups is different, with their own relationship amongst the members and their own outcome of the story. But there are striking commonalities between the quartets and the individual roles played by each of the members, and in analysing these it becomes possible to start extrapolating possible endings and events of The Raven King, and what it will mean for each of The Raven Cycle trio.

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Septiplier morning after fluff that can take place in au or canon, up to you. oh god, idk I just wanted to write something happy and quippy with these two. my cat is judging me. he knows.

also on AO3.

“The best part of waking up, is Marky in your cup!“

Jack sleepily scowls at Mark. "The best part of waking up is closing the door in your face,” he says, and tries to slam the door shut, but Mark wedges his foot in before he can.

“Rude!” Mark points at him. “And also, just not comedically clever, man.”

“It’s seven in the mornin’,” Jack sighs as he drops face-down onto the hotel bed. “The Irish aren’t clever till noon at least.”

“Why noon?”

“I dunno!” Jack squints his eyes open at Mark, who appears showered and dressed and far, far too awake. “Just fuck off… please?”

“I can’t fuck off, Jack! I’m too excited!”

Jack groans and presses a pillow over his face, blocking out the sunlight and Mark’s even sunnier smile. Ugh. Smiling. What a disgusting thing to be doing at this hour.

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Athlete!Jimin x Reader

Practice was due to start in 10 minutes and you were still trapped on the third floor. Class was running over due to the horrendous scores on the Chem exam but you really didn’t care. 76 was still passing for you and as long as your average wasn’t awful, you were golden. Finally, finally, the ancient of days teacher finished going over the last question and dismissed the class.

You fled the room as quickly as possible to the nearest bathroom. You had 5 minutes to change and get out to the track. In 2 flat, you had your uniform off and a sports bra, crop top, and shorts on. You hoisted your backpack loaded down with books on your back and took off down the hallway, tackling the stairs like the athlete you were. You looked down to your wristwatch and saw it was a minute to go before you had to be out to the field.

You hit the last landing and shoved open the doors, sprinting for the open space without a lick of shade in sight. It was a hot April day and guaranteed to be a sweat out. You flung your heavy backpack to the side and joined the lineup of students. The coach was known for being mean, although well meaning, as he wanted each student to succeed. The captains of the team, two seniors, a boy and girl started drills and you were relieved you made it to time to not get called out to do additional exercises.

You were in the middle of high kicks down the field before you noticed who exactly you were near. Your two girlfriends on the team were on the clear opposite side and you couldn’t join due to you being late. But literally, the hottest guy on the team (if your opinion) was right next to you, black bangs flopping over his forehead as he effortlessly executed the kicks. Your breath quickened as his head turned, and he gave you that crescent-eyed smile he was renowned for.

Before you knew it, you smiled back, teeth and all, dimples and all, not holding anything back because it was Jimin, the sweetie that everyone loved and adored. He was a nice boy, smart and kind, never picked on anyone, and had a diverse group of friends, two who were on the same team on as well.

Hoseok and Jungkook were currently in front of him, the former screaming out to inspire energy in himself and the latter giggling at the antics. Jimin giggled too and your heart melted at the sound of happiness. Kicks were over now and you dropped down to sit and stretch. Your forehead was to your knee when you heard a tentative “hi” from your right side. You turned and Jimin was there, his forehead to his knee too, smiling again and fingers in a wave.

“Hi Jimin,” you greeted, waving back. You two spoke from time to time, seeing as the majority of the year, you two were teammates. Never ate lunch together though, and only shared one class, and sat on clear opposites of the room.

“How was your day?” He asked and the question actually threw you off guard enough to make you lose your count.

“Um…good, I’d say,” you replied. “Now that you’re talking to me,” you thought. “How about you?”

“Excellent!” He replied and smiled again. “Only thing is, it’s so hot today!” He blew air between his lips and you couldn’t help but watch them pucker, the nerve you had before he fanned himself with his free hand.

“Well maybe we’ll get a few clouds come along,” you optimistically said and managed to tear your eyes away from him to search for your friends. They were eyeballing the mess out of you and you knew you’d owe an explanation.

No clouds came along. It was 4:30, no breeze, real feel 85, and you were dying. Or at least you felt like it. A meet was in two days and everyone was timing. Your events were the 400 and 800 so you watched the sprinters go first. Jimin was a sprinter, one of the best in the 100 and 200. He seemed happy with his times although exhausted as he pulled off the track to meet back up with his friends.

Before you knew it and right in the middle of your friend’s sentence, Jimin pulled his shirt off and not even she could complete her thought. A collective hush fell over the girls as all heads swiveled to take in the sight of chocolate abs. Everyone was sweating, but instead of looking icky, he looked simply delectable, like he’d just gotten out the shower. His hair was wet with sweat and droplets were making their way down between his pectoral muscles and disappearing into the band of his underarmor shorts.

Now Jimin wasn’t the tallest, or the smartest, or the handsomest, but he was fantastically cute, and now he was amazingly sexy on top of it. The only noise cutting through the nearby silence was Hobi yelling and threatening to pull up his shirt as a well.

“Mochi sexy,” your friend muttered am you could only nod senselessly in agreement. Your crush was only solidified. The yelling of your captain finally pulled you out your reverie and you belatedly realized that you needed to line up for your timed lap. You took your place and saw that Jimin was standing on the sidelines, still shirtless, still choking you with the sight.

You took off at the whistle and at first, just felt defeated. You’d never catch the eye of a guy like Jimin, who was the ultimate package, and even if you did, he wouldn’t spend any time on you. The defeatist thoughts made you angry, mostly because you knew you shouldn’t think lowly of yourself. You pushed yourself to run faster and pulled ahead to join two other girls in the front. You forced yourself to clear your thoughts, if only for 30 seconds and focus on your breathing technique and the sound of your trusty sneakers hitting the astroturf. Before you knew it, you’d hit the line and pulled off your get your time.

“Shaved three seconds off! That’s good!” You looked up at the sound of his voice. There he was, up close, personal, threatening to snatch your sanity. You were on the shorter side, so Jimin did feel tall to you at 5"8. The moles on his neck and below his clavicle on the left side taunted you as you forced yourself to look him in the eye. He had to know he was wrecking you. Had to. Those deep brown eyes looked clever enough.

“Thank you Jimin,” you answered in what you hoped was a professional tone. There was now no in between with this fellow.

“No problem! Want me to time you for the next too?” He offered, this time showing off his white teeth between pillowy lips. Lort.

“Sure, that would be great,” you found yourself saying. You quickly retreated to your water bottle on the other side of the track and took a gulp before giving a thumbs up to your friend lining up for her 400 heat. Three minutes and it was time for your two laps. As Jimin promised, he timed you, and clapped after you’d completed causing you to blush at the fact that you had your own cheerleader.

“You’re doing awesome today,” he complimented and offered both hands in a high five gesture. You accepted and before you knew it, he’d locked fingers with you, bringing your arms down together to your sides. Kid was still naked and looking down at your feet was a huge mistake. You knew it earlier but had chosen to turn your blinders on. You could see everything in those sinfully tight underarmor shorts. No! You hurriedly took your gaze away, resulting in tightly squeezed eyes shut and a harder grip on Jimin hands.

“Y/N,” you heard and cracked them open to look him in the eyes. He was doing that full on grin again, the one that made you grin too. “Would you like to come hang out this weekend at my place with some friends? We’ll have snacks and games and I know you like pizza, everyone loves pizza-“

"Sure Jimin! I’d like that,” you cut him off as he seemed nervous and he broke his hold on one of your hands to scratch the back of his neck. “And Jimin?”

“Yeah?” He said, meeting your eyes again.

“Can you put your shirt back on? I’m oogling, they’re oogling, we’re all oogling, and I can’t think straight,” you ended in a laugh. He blushed madly before going to retrieve it and if possible, his face flushed even more.

“Oh! Your times!” and he ran off for a pen before coming back and taking up your hand. “For encouragement,” he said. You watched him start to write before he told you to close your eyes and felt the tip of the pen on your skin.  You thanked him again for timing you and watched as he took off to join Hobi in cooling down. You watched him happily before starting to stretch as well, 5 o'clock having arrived, signaling the end of practice.

Later in the locker room, you finally looked at your hand and saw that Jimin had added his phone number. The weekend couldn’t come fast enough.

anonymous asked:

did you watch dan's liveshow it got deep i'd love to hear your take on some of it (esp. the thing with the dog)

Sorry I’m so late. But man, the reactions to this live show in my inbox were amazing. Full scale of emotions right there. We had “he was really weird, I’m so confused” to “what was wrong with him” to “THIS IS THE BEST YOUNOW EVER” and a thousand “opinion on the dog and relationship comment?” messages. Since I’ve been m.i.a for the last week, I have no idea what the general consensus ended up being for most people. But for me? I’m on the this was the best younow ever team.

I mean, talk about a chill show. He seemed so open and self-reflective and he wasn’t afraid to push some boundaries. I was in awe. I feel like we’re always begging him to "give opinions" and this time he kind of delivered. Albeit in a very vague and indefinite way. But I feel like it was quite insightful. I just really loved the relaxed vibe of the show overall. And I definitely thought there was something else mixed in with that ribena lmao.

Let’s start with the first bit about the dog since that is what I got the most messages about.

“I’d love to get a dog. I don’t intend on getting a dog cause I’m not a functional person. I can’t look after myself, never mind a particularly apparently difficult breed of dog. And the thing is…I know I’d be getting a dog to fill a hole. It’s like when you’re trying to save a relationship by having a child or get married or something like that, it’s like ‘you don’t just save a relationship by having a child.’


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bounding-heart  asked:

What are your specific requirements for drarry? I'm curious, because have very specific requirements as well. And I'm so with you on the dark!Harry thing.

Ha, okay, so I have lots of very strong opinions when it comes to Drarry fics. I mean no disrespect to people who read/write a different kind of Drarry, these are just my preferences :)

Requirements for Fics

  • In character characterizations- the reason I ship Drarry is because I love canon Harry and Draco, so it’s really disappointing when I can’t recognize them in a fic. This is definitely more of a problem when it comes to Draco, because it’s becoming rather popular to make him sweet, soft, and gentle, which, in my opinion, is the antithesis of Draco. I want Draco to remain a prickly, difficult asshole, who, yes, is somewhat softer around Harry, but who still very much retains his hard edges.
  • Either versatility or non-stereotypical depictions of sexuality- one of the things that bothers me the most about Drarry fics is when they dub one of them “the bottom” and change that person’s personality to make him more effeminate in an effort to force a queer relationship into heteronormative gender roles and have one of them be “the girl.” This is very offensive to me. They’re both boys; neither one of them is “the girl,” and there is no need to soften them up and make them more feminine just because they happen to enjoy being fucked. Being the receptive partner doesn’t make you weak, submissive, subdued, more trusting, or feminine, nor do any of these things correlate on their own. Although I definitely prefer switching, I’m still fine with fics in which one of them is exclusively the receptive partner so long as his personality remains the same and he isn’t mocked for his preference.
  • Having to work through their emotional baggage- To me, Harry and Draco aren’t boys who will just run into each other one day in the future and go, “Hey, you’re hot now! Let’s forget about the past and fuck and be happy!” It will take a lot of hard work for them to be together, which is what’s so appealing to me. Yes, it isn’t easy, and it isn’t something that comes naturally to either of them, but it’s something they care about so intensely that they’re willing to fight for it, even when it seems impossible. They have an incredibly difficult history and many emotional scars that they need to confront, and although this doesn’t need to be addressed explicitly, I still want to see that they haven’t just forgotten those seven very important years.
  • Keeping their relationship hard, snarky, and difficult- Drarry isn’t an easy ship, and to me, that’s the beauty of it. I want to see them sniping and arguing over ridiculous things. I want to see Draco storm off in a huff and Harry lose his temper sometimes. I want to see their passion and fire, and I want to see them learn how to work through these difficult times and put their differences aside enough to come back together. Drarry is about forgiveness and change, and seeing how those play out in their relationship is beautiful and inspirational.
  • Minimal spelling and grammatical errors

Preferences for Fics

  • Canon compliant (although it can be EWE, of course)- generally, I prefer canon compliant fics. AUs aren’t really my thing unless both Harry and Draco stay in character and the nature of their relationship isn’t changed drastically. I want their strained history to remain no matter what world they’re in. They’re an antagonistic ship, and that’s why I like them! When that’s taken away, their dynamic is so different that it no longer feels like Drarry to me.
  • Positive view towards Slytherin- I love Slytherins. I love them. I think Narcissa is a queen, Lucius is hilarious, Pansy is a ferocious goddess, and Blaise is sex incarnate. They’re so precious to me, so it can be really difficult to see them demonized even further in fics. I want to see multifaceted Slytherins who are clever, intense, vicious when necessary, and who will move heaven and earth for the people they love.
  • Letting their friends have realistic reactions to their relationship- I actually like when their friends initially have a difficult time coming to terms with Harry and Draco’s relationship. For Harry’s friends especially, Draco was awful to them for seven years and they have no reason to trust him, so I can’t see them unquestioningly endorsing their relationship and throwing their arms around Draco to welcome him into the family. It would be an adjustment, and that’s okay! Being worried about your friend and fearing that he’s making a mistake doesn’t make you a bad person or a bad friend; if anything, I think being concerned for their welfare makes you a better friend. So while I definitely don’t think Harry’s friends would ever judge him for being bisexual, I do think they’d be alarmed that he’s dating Draco Malfoy, his enemy, a man he’s despised since the beginning (ha, sorry, Hamilton lyrics tend to bleed into my thoughts)
  • A lack of character bashing- I love fics that treat characters realistically and don’t shy away from exploring their flaws, but bashing fics can be difficult to read. What I love about fanfic is that it has the potential to develop these characters even further and really explore their depths, and to me, bashing just reduces them to two-dimensional villains.
appreciating writing and writers

So today’s about appreciating fic writers and their works. I’m both a reader and a writer (though I don’t do either as much as I’d like to) so um. First I’m gonna rec some shit that I think is required reading, and then maybe also mention writers I think are the bee’s knees.

read this shit specifically

Just Skin - I’ll stop reccing this when it stops being so fucking good, which will be N E V E R. I feel like there’s a clear divide between things I casually skimmed before seeing Bangtan live, and things I read after, and this is the first thing I read on the bus home from seeing the show and I was d y i n g. Taegi became my first Bangtan ship thanks to this. I started writing my own Bangtan fic in part thanks to this. I just love this so much y’all.

one nocturnal son of a gun - I just…I just don’t have enough words to talk about how much I love this okay. Yoonseok is my weakness. Domestic fluffy smut is my weakness. Combined is just… *faints*

Bonfire - No seriously I love Yoonseok a lot guys. And I really genuinely appreciate when writers have characters dealing with mental illness and it doesn’t feel gross or mischaracterized or off-putting. 

The Cure To Writer’s Block - I just discovered this one the other day and it’s already firmly cemented in my faves. It’s Taegi…again…Shut up. The writing style is just so great and I love when relationships aren’t really defined, or when they were basically nonexistent for a while and then come back together with a bang (literally).

Love - I know infidelity is a topic a lot of people don’t wanna read about, but…this is brilliant and beautiful and I just think it deserves a ton more love. Featuring a love triangle with Yoongi, Tae, and Hobi. My three faves. It hurt my heart and I love it for that.

read their shit in general

TAHC aka @ronthany - Steph is brilliant, much more so than she realizes. (Yes I know you’re reading this kiddo.) She’s clever and she’s funny and I adore the way her writing feels very stream of conscious and, in turn, natural.

Fave published fic - Ass Fires

minsfw aka @agust-v - Oh gosh where do I start. I don’t know how Aoife writes such amazing smut but SHE DOES and I am envious. But even outside of smut, her words are just A+. I feel very inadequate by comparison.

Fave published fic - Just Skin (see above)

taethereal aka @taethereal - Wow. Like. She has such a way with words. Or rather…a way with emotions? And the smut never really feels gratuitous to me. I feel so pleased reading her works. They’re lovely and she’s talented and just go read okay?

Fave published fic - plz don’t make me choose. :( OK fine… Touch Of Magic? But also Linger?

AwkwardBeanSidhe aka @kpopssionatemumbling - Bean can turn a phrase like no one else. Sometimes I feel like I’m not smart enough to be reading her words. Sometimes I genuinely tear up. Most of the time, reading her interpretations of Tae, it feels way too familiar and I wanna throw things at her and start singing Killing Me Softly.

Fave published fic - Off My Chest

deuxoiseaux aka @hobisparkles - Okay the running theme among the fic writers I love - the ability to make me feel emotions, write naturally, and incorporate smut in a way that doesn’t make my weird ass uncomfortable. Robin was the second fic writer I fell in love with after Aoife.

Fave published fic - one nocturnal son of a gun (see above)

Rix - Oh…my god? Like. Wow??? Favorite smut writer, hands down. I don’t even read a lot of smut all the time but Kari is evil and now I’m just like PLEASE WRITE MORE THINGS. I don’t know this writer’s tumblr, sorry. D:

Fave published fic - The 8 by 8 Rule

sixtieshairdo - A new fave. I read one thing and then needed to read more and I just…Someone bring this person to me so that I might shake their hand.

Fave published fic - Accident (subject to change tho as I work my way through their stuff)

Other writers who are great and deserve accolades but I haven’t read as much of their stuff and/or they haven’t written as much (or it’s not published yet!) - @karilando777 @weirdhybrid @writersrepublic @sometimesophie @allmostblue  @vppax @verachapin @homoterrors @foreveryoongs @the-orgasmic-cypher @pyapia & strangedesires, bcnf3nf, rubato, fatal, elfiepike

And finally the handful of exo writers I like bc honestly I don’t read (or write) much exo fic anymore - @weirdhybrid @suhosridingcrop @louisianne-kpop @bowlerrootx & sparklepox, curledupkitten, Snapdragonia

I know it seems like I maybe favored friends, but the truth is, these people became friends BECAUSE I admired their stuff. My being a fan came first. And I’m very, very grateful to be able to read a thing and then say, hey I wish to reach out to this person, and then have them become friends because of that??? It’s amazing. 

katniss278  asked:

What do you think about LilaxFelix?

i don’t think it would work at all! i’ve had several asks about this (which i haven’t gotten around to, oops) and i think people are working with the assumption that felix is a nasty person who gets a kick out of hurting other people and lies to ladybug all the time, so he’d love lila because she’s just as catty and clever when it comes to getting one over on other people.

i don’t think that at all, personally - i think the opposite! i think felix would despise her for how utterly fake she is (at least chloé is honest about being a nasty person) and how shamelessly she manipulates people to get what she wants. i feel like felix would be the sort of person to hate lies and value honesty; because he is very asocial and dislikes a lot of people, but at least (like chloé) he’s straightforward about where he stands and pretty much just wants to be left alone. he might not be truthful to ladybug, but that’s for his own survival rather than pure social benefit (and so far ladybug hasn’t taken that bait at all, getting him nowhere), so he’s aware enough to tell the difference.

i can see lila taking a great interest in felix though, since he’s the only one she can’t fool at the drop of a hat! he’d become a goal for her to win over, just for her own satisfaction. felix would probably tolerate her initially until she makes up some lie about chat noir, and then he’d become thoroughly vindictive and basically dedicate himself to calling out her lies whenever he’s in earshot of them. lila might get schmaltzy with him, but he’d shut her down at every turn because he is not a normal teenage boy and he is. not. interested.

it’d probably get him closer to bridgette, too, if she reacts the same way marinette would! it seems like she might be more easily fooled but i don’t know - she could go into ladybug mode and recognise all the outrageous lies too, so she and felix end up forming a little You Can’t Fool Us Club.

those are just my views though; obviously i don’t hold any monopoly on how these characters should act - so if you think felix and lila would pair up well, you go for it!!! versatility is way better than conformity when it comes to headcanons, especially with characters you can do so much with!