because she really is just a girl

Sanvers in College: Alex Drunk Dials the Cute Girl from Bio Class

Based on this post: https://hazingblur.tumblr.com/post/160026282401/queercapwriting-wlwprompts-person-a-is-drunk @hazingblur

Original prompt from @wlwprompts : “Person A is drunk and decides to randomly call that cute girl from biology class to tell her she’s pretty”

@lesbapocalypse you also asked for this so like.


She’s drunk and she’s stolen Kara’s phone, because it’s finals week and all bets are off and that cute girl from biology class?

She’s 1000% sure that her name is Maggie – Maggie Sawyer – not that she paid attention.

Pfft.

No. Of course she didn’t.

And she’s 1000% sure that said Maggie Sawyer is the same Maggie that her little sister has befriended.

And therefore, that cute girl’s number – and when she says cute, she means it, but god, she also means blazingly sexy – must be in Kara’s phone.

So she swipes the phone from her sister’s bag while Kara laughs with James and Winn. Swipes it and chugs another gulp of illegal punch and she finds Maggie’s name – complete with a picture, god, a gorgeous picture, because damn, those dimples, that hair, those downcast eyes – in Kara’s contacts.

Finds the name, and tries once, twice, three times, to successfully hit the big green button that makes the phone dial.

She giggles and almost bounces on the balls of her feet as the phone rings, rings, rings.

“Hey Kara!”

Alex freezes at the sound of her voice – her voice that she’s used to hearing only asking the best questions, only giving the best answers, in bio lecture, in bio lab – and she contemplates hanging up and leaving it to her sister to explain the butt dial.

“Kara?”

But now Maggie sounds concerned, because she must hear the party in the background, and Alex has seen her smile, seen her nerdiness, but she’s also seen her motorcycle, her leather jacket, her gym bag. And she doesn’t want her to be concerned, to feel like she has to speed to the party to rescue Kara from whatever situation she might be in.

“Hey! No, nope, not Kara. I mean, of course you thought it was Kara, I took her phone, I mean, obviously you thought it was her – ”

“Danvers?”

“Not the blonde one!”

“Alex.”

“Hiiiii.”

There’s a pause and she thinks she hears Maggie shuffling something.

“Danvers, you drunk? Are you with people, drinking water?”

“Awww, Sawyer, you care about me!”

“Well I sure don’t want you passing out in your own vomit, Danvers. I’ve been there, it’s not pleasant.”

Her voice is pleasant, though, and Alex collapses drunkenly onto a half-occupied couch, completely oblivious to the couple that had been making out, who shoot her irritated looks as they get up to find a better spot to kiss.

Alex thinks she hears that shuffling again, and maybe some wind, but she’s drunk and everything is oh so slightly hazy, but pleasantly so – pleasant, because Maggie Sawyer is on the phone with her, Maggie Sawyer cares whether she throws up or not. Maggie Sawyer. God. How can anyone be that perfect?

“I’m finnneee. I just… it’s just, I know you’re Kara’s friend, but we’ve never really talked, and I… even if you weren’t Kara’s friend, I’d have noticed you, you know. I mean, how could I not notice you? Do you know we’re in the same bio class? You’re always so smartest. The smartest girl in the class. The smartest and the cutest. And my sister’s friend! What are the odds, huh? Maybe we can calculate it with genome mapping or something. But we’re more than our code, right, we have to be. You believe that, right, Maggie?”

“Hey, Danvers, I’m not cutting you off, but can you do me a favor?”

Alex preens. Her last name sounds so nice on Maggie’s tongue. She wonders what else would feel nice on Maggie’s tongue. Everything, probably.

She nods before she realizes vaguely that Maggie can’t see her.

“Mmhmm.”

“Remind me which house is throwing the party you all are at.”

Alex squints as she tries to remember. “The one across from the science building. Where we take bio. Together. But now term is ending and maybe we won’t do anything together again. Not even that we did anything in bio together, because I was too nervous to – ”

“Danvers, whoa whoa. Can you do me another favor, sweetie?”

Alex’s heart backflips and she almost careens off the couch, because she called her sweetie, she called her sweetie, she called her sweetie.

The sound of wind on the other line increases in her ear, but maybe that’s just a side effect from how hard she’s pressing the phone to her ear, like the closer she clutches it, the closer she’ll be to Maggie.

“Yeah.” She thinks her voice might be higher, might be breathier, than it normally is, but that’s alright, because Maggie Sawyer called her sweetie.

“I know you have things you feel like you want to tell me right now, and I want to hear them, but only if you still want to tell me when you’re sober, okay?”

Alex blinks and furrows her brow at the phone, because – maybe she’s more drunk than she thought – Maggie’s voice seems to be coming from two places, now. One, through the phone, and one, less static-y, closer to her body.

She looks up from the couch and she startles, because Maggie is standing over her, crouching down next to her as she hangs up her phone, all basketball shorts and hoodie and flip flops and hair hastily tied back into a messy ponytail.

She’s grinning softly, but she’s breathing kind of heavily, like she’d just sprinted from her dorm room. Because, Alex realizes dimly, that’s exactly what she just did.

“Hey Alex,” she says as Alex splutters, as Alex fumbles to sit up straight, to fix her hair, to hang up Kara’s phone without dropping it.

Alex thinks she may be imagining it, but Maggie’s voice is softer, now, more breakable, now, more vulnerable, now, than it had been when they’d been on the phone. When Maggie had been on a search-and-give-water-to-the-drunk-girl mission.

But now that she’s arrived, water bottle she must have grabbed on the way out of her dorm in hand, her voice is shy, and her eyes are shy, and her eyes are something that look a little scared.

“Hi Maggie,” Alex whispers, and then giggles because she’s not sure why she’s whispering.

Maggie grins, and it’s the sweetest sight Alex has ever seen. She made Maggie Sawyer smile.

“Why did you come all the way here? You didn’t have to come all the way here, I – ”

“Well, clearly your sister doesn’t know what you’re up to or how drunk you are, because if she did I would have heard her in the background telling you to think before you dial and all that stuff.”

Alex covers her face with hands made clumsy by alcohol.

“Ugh, I’m sorry, you’re right, I shouldn’t have – I ruined your night, I embarrassed myself, I’m sorry, Maggie, I – ”

“Hey, hey, no, that’s not what I meant.” Maggie gets up from her crouch to sit on the couch next to Alex, and she opens the water bottle for her and presses it gently into her hands.

“Drink. Please?”

“I’m not that drunk.”

Maggie just nods, and Alex does as she’s told.

She finishes the entire bottle in one chug, and Maggie just watches her with cautious but glistening eyes.

“Okay, come on. Kara!” she calls across the room, and Kara seems to materialize next to them instantly.

“Maggie! I thought you weren’t in the mood to party toni – Alex? Are you okay? What – ”

“Here. Your phone.”

“How did you – ”

“Tell you in the morning. Right now, I’m gonna take your sister back to my room – no funny business, I promise – and help her sober up a little. Okay?”

Kara glances between Maggie’s disheveled appearance and Alex’s drunken one, and she kisses Alex’s cheek.

“Don’t give her a hard time, okay, Alex?” she teases, and Alex giggles as she stands unsteadily, both Kara and Maggie stabilizing her.

“When do I give anyone a hard time?”

Kara just kisses her again, just thanks Maggie, doesn’t object to their arrangement, because she trusts Maggie not to take advantage of her sister, and she knows that her sister would like nothing more than to get to know Maggie better. She just wishes she’d have had the courage to reach out sober. But they’ll work on that. The three of them.

Alex leans on Maggie, who’s wrapped her arm around Alex’s waist, and revels in the contact.

As they walk, she rambles about the chemical structure of alcohol. About its impacts on the brain. Maggie listens and Maggie smiles and Maggie nods in all the right places, and Maggie lets her talk, lets her talk, because she’s focused on making sure she doesn’t let the taller girl stumble and fall.

When Maggie shoves her dorm door open, Alex freezes.

“You know I’ve wanted this since like, the first time I saw you. For you to take me back to your room. To…” Her eyes flit down to Maggie’s lips.

“To kiss you.”

Maggie gulps and slips away from her, taking care to keep her hands on Alex’s arms to help her stabilize.

“Go pee.”

“What?”

“You’re this drunk? You for sure need to pee. Bathroom’s right there. Can you make it on your own?”

Alex nods with tears in her eyes, and Maggie hates herself a little bit, but she’d hate herself a lot more if she let this conversation continue.

The bathroom door shuts and the water flushes and the sink runs for a long, long, long moment.

When Alex stumbles out, it’s with confusion and the shadows of hurt in her eyes.

“Did I do something wrong? I don’t have to stay here, you didn’t have to – I just thought – you ran to… to rescue me, and you gave me water, and you took me home, and I thought that meant you like me as much as I like you, and I –

"Alex. Alex, Alex, look… We can talk about all this when you’re sober. If you still want to talk about it. I promise. But right now? Right now, we can talk biology. Or astrophysics, or about the dessication and revival of tardigrades, whatever you want. Just not us. Not now. And certainly no kissing. Okay?”

Alex slumps down onto Maggie’s bed without asking, and Maggie just grins and kneels to help take Alex’s boots off.

“Why not?”

“Because you’re drunk, Danvers,” Maggie giggles like it’s the most obvious thing in the world.

“It’s never mattered to any guy,” Alex almost whispers, and Maggie stiffens, and her nostrils flare, and her eyes are more serious, more full of rage, than Alex has ever seen them.

“Well, it matters to me. Okay? Come on.”

She helps Alex swing her legs up onto the bed, holds her up to take in one more glass of water, hastily poured, and she kicks off her flip flops and grabs a pillow from the other side of her bed.

“You’re not gonna come to bed?”

“The floor’s perfectly fine for me, Danvers.”

“But – ”

“When you’re sober. If you still want to. I promise, Alex. Okay?”

“You promise?”

“Yeah, Danvers. Yeah. I promise.”

But Alex is asleep, a small smile on her face, before Maggie even finishes her promise. Her promise to her best friend’s big sister, who she’s been trying to gather the courage to ask out for months now.

She snuggles down onto the floor and – eventually – falls asleep with a smile on her own face, too.

anonymous asked:

Ya know it's weird, hearing what Ryan Tedder has said about Camila I'm less angry at her for leaving. It's becoming really clear that she was having to suppress a lot of her talent because Epic would not let the girls be involved in the writing or direction of the music and it must have been truly frustrating for her. Especially if she is as impressive as all these producers are saying. I mean Ryan Tedder doesn't just say that stuff about anyone.

i read on twitter and i don’t even have words, she is truly talented and i expected to hear that about her, i know i wont be disappointed with her album

// So it’s lesbian visibility day and as a lesbian myself i wanted to do something for it! since we didn’t have any requests for the female characters of yoi i’m just gonna go with my girl Mila for some fluff headcanons! -mod kat //

  • Absolutely loves picking up her gf!!!!
  • Can and will fight you over who gets to be the big/little spoon
  • Likes to lean on her gf whenever possible and loves taking naps that way
  • Lives for nose kisses!
  • Always texts first to check on them
  • gives really good hugs, they are just the right warmth but are a little too tight because she tends to use the majority of her strength
Forever Part 2 || Alec Lightwood

Originally posted by eizaagonzalez

Originally posted by sadsaru

Pairing: Alec Lightwood x Reader (Platonic)

Fandom: Shadowhunters

Request: “Pt 2 to forever?” + “ Hey girly are you doing a part two of forever of Alec and readerIt was really great”

Warning/s: None

Author’s Note: I’m sorry that it’s not long, I just sort of lost inspiration for it. Also, there’s a mention of soul mates because I love the idea of platonic soulmates. 

Gif Credit: @eizaagonzalez + @sadsaru

Tags: @choco-chip-cookie, @melizzzabeth 

Part One


Previously:

Clary looked between Isabelle and Jace, after Y/N quickly exited the room. “What does that mean?” she asked, concerned.

Jace tore his eyes from the door to face the red-headed girl. “It means she’s leaving.” He said, and Clary could swear she saw tears gather in his eyes.


Clary’s eyes widened. “What? She can’t leave.” She said, shaking her head.

Jace solemnly shook his head, “She can and she will.” He said, before redirectly his gaze back to the door.

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20 week scan today!!! I’m hoping since I’m really 21 weeks, she’ll be a little bigger and we will get good pictures 😁😁😁

Technically this is supposed to be the only scan I get during pregnancy. Since we had the elective one a month ago and found out we were having a girl, donald wants to go into the appointment and say “we know what we are having………but what do YOU think” 😂 just to make sure they aren’t biased and tell us we are having a girl because we said we already know. I’ll pee myself if we get down there and they say we are having a boy though 😳that would be something that would happen to us though 😂

So expect pics later!!! Can’t wait to see my little Tater Tot 😍

anonymous asked:

You think you could write something about Roadhog and his chubby s/o? Like not the even fat distribution or tiny tummy but lots of weight on boobs and ass "chubby", but the kind where her boobs are not the biggest and she's not very curvy or thicc? And she's feeling really crappy about this because like every female character in overwatch is skinny (except maybe Zarya and mei but they depend on personal headcanons) and she's just not? Like she thinks she's not good enough and he deserves better?

You stared forward, cringing internally as your elbow brushed against your stomach. You weren’t the thinnest person and your build wasn’t particularly curvy. Sometimes you wondered why your boyfriend even put up with you, especially since there was a lot more prettier girls at the base.

Roadhog gruffly sat down next to you, you looking at him with fatigued eyes. He gently patted your back, his chest heaving with each breath. 

“I know what you’re thinking,” he gruffly said and you looked at him with a confused look on your face, “You think you aren’t good enough for me.”

“How did you…?” you asked and he just chuckled.

“You look down whenever you think that,” you rubbed the back of your neck while he just looked at you, “It is funny you’re thinkin’ about that with an international criminal.”

You just shuffled awkwardly, feeling like a child with their fingers caught in the cookie jar. Roadhog just laughed at the expression on your face and patted your back.

“So enough of that,” he said, “You’re the one who deserves better than me.”

Even as a hardcore Emison shipper, pigskin did so good in 7x12, very good in fact, I think I’ll start calling her Paige. If Paige came back to Rosewood in a relationship with another girl that wasn’t Emily, and she was just there as support system and friend for Emily, I’d love her. She’s one of the few characters with any logic on that show. But the fact she’s competing romantically for Emily really deep down makes me not wanna like her, because Emison. Idk, I’m torn.

neopuff replied to your post: What do you think about the arguments that say…

i sat here thinkin “i bet i could make a list of girls with redemption arcs!” but almost all of them are like…redemption episodes. or its 100% romance-related. or they werent really bad to begin with. i could only think of like 4 from my list of shows like wtf i never realized how few there were

right! i always think there are plenty, but there just aren’t. terra remains one of the few complex ones (particularly because the romance angle is rather downplayed, even though it’s definitely there). azula is another great one, and i think it’s why she’s still super memorable and loved, because they really crafted her well. 

anonymous asked:

any addison theories

None off the top of my head. Might just be wishful thinking on my part, but I feel like her part is either as a back door intro to the spin off, or as some mirror to Ali. Like…

“Heeeeyyy you really hate this Addison girl right? She totally reminds you of Ali though, right?

So, is this girl redeemable to you? Because this is what Ali was. If you can forgive this you can forgive Ali. And you can’t forgive this, you need to reevaluate your thoughts on Ali.”

The general irony of their being an Ali 2.0 , is that she IMMEDIATELY rubs Emily the wrong way. Emily gives her this entire speech about how she deserves to have been hit, and how she’s a bully, etc. 

But, like, in many ways she is also a lot like the girl you fell in love with when you were 15. So, either Emily grows and learns to see the potential for growth that Addison has, or she realizes that maybe she still loves a memory of Ali, and not a very good one at that. 

myfavoritethings411  asked:

So I've been giving that #SiblingsMyButt hashtag some thought and discovered she would probably say the same about Val being her brother too. Now I don't know about you, but I don't quite buy that one entirely either. Not saying they were ever together, just giving my opinion based on what I've seen over the years. They also do things siblings never do. All I can say is there's a reason that girl is an only child...unless you count Peta because they really are pretty much sisters. #Burgatroyd

Been waiting on someone to bring that up actually. She most definitely calls Val family, but I’ve never heard her call him her brother. That’s a major difference to me. Your brother is your brother but family is a much broader definition. I don’t believe for a second that siblings is how to describe James and Sharna, but I’ll give them family all day long. They connected on that level from day one. Also……your spouse is your family……so better step up, Val. Y'all know how I feel about Fogess but Chmergess is my end game. 😍😍😍

rex101111  asked:

For that headcanon example thing, Ochako!

Oh jeez, I did not know what I was getting myself into but this a good time and got me to think about what I understand about these kids. Thanks for the pick, it was a good one :3

headcanon a: what i think realistically

Ochako was quite the social butterfly during her middle school days. Even with preparing for the upcoming exams, she’d still have her classmates rooting her on because most of them had known each other since primary school and could absolutely rely on the bubbly girl, everyone had a feeling she’d make it. Since Ochako is so cheerful and outgoing, she had a wide circle of friends she would hang out with, just about everyone in her school got along with Ochako and even confided in her. Anyone Ochako met she’d hit it off really well even if they’re shy, having no issues interacting with boys and even knew how to not take shit from the rowdier ones (even having a few admirers along the way)

headcanon b:what i think is fucking hilarious

Back when she was a kid, Ochako would accidentally let her toys float away like a balloon let loose outside, never to be seen again unless someone in town found it. Being a reoccurring incident for the heartbroken girl, her parents thought it’d be nice if she carried string around to keep her toys tied to her. She’ll usually carry string around on hand to secure her trinkets and even used it on her parents when they’d hold hands to make sure she didn’t lose ‘mommy and daddy.’ Even after learning how to properly release her quirk, she’ll still carry a bit of string around by habit, and because it makes her a bit happy.

headcanon c: what is heart crushing and awful but fun to inflict on friends

Once after using her quirk on herself, little Ochako had gone too high up and thought it’d be fine if she landed on her feet. After breaking both her legs, she’d started to feel anxious about using her quirk again but her parents slowly coaxed her out of that fear, not wanting Ochako to grow feeling negatively about her quirk. She always keeps that incident in mind subconsciously whenever using her quirk, thanks to that she has excellent perception, deducing what effects the impact will take when she removes gravity and returns it. Has a good understanding of terminal velocity and how much of an impact something will have falling, will measure effects when she’s used it on something unfamiliar. She may act carefree on the outside but she’s extra careful when it comes to people since she never wants to have someone be too high or without being able to recover after removing the effects.

option d: what would never work with canon but the canon is shit so i believe it anyway

n/a I’ll need a few more years before I can consider this one since I’m enjoying the direction Ochako is taking and anticipating her development, not particularly dissatisfied with anything as of yet.

C was pretty hard, and I’m not sure it that counts as heartbreaking, but I hope I had some decent hc for you :3

HoooKay so here are some more fan cast thingers: 

Is Hayden Panettierre too old to play teenagers? She doesn’t look it. Anyway I picture Loretta being older than most of the girls there but here she has a sense of control (and empowerment) and therefore she stayed on past her term as summer resident. And I think Hayden would be perfectly haughty (but then also kinda friendly sometimes). 

I see Tan as younger than Loretta and really eager to earn her respect. I like Ysa Penarejo from Project MC2 and think she could bring that to the Bobcats. 

I don’t know if they’re still acting I just know they’re the only sisters I know of because I don’t watch a lot of tv anymore but I used to watch a LOT of Disney Channel u_u

John the stable boy doesn’t say much does he? But he has to be strong enough to handle construction in the stables. Ryan Guzman is a model and mixed martial artist. He can handle looking pretty AND any action that… may come up for him. 

Cowboy Josh is young and sweet with Puppydog eyes. So is Ezra Miller. Perfect huh?

  again, I’d make a GREAT casting director based of this eh? 

5

This strong and brave girl! Of course, white people wrote many negative reviews about her performance. They paid special attention to her clothes and her ass because they are able to discuss only the appearance.

She could be in a thong or garbage bag and still has more sense and humanity than those neandertal hybrid scumbags who are just angry they are becoming irrelevant in the world. Typical, obsessing about what a woman looks like or wears rather than what she is saying!

Supporters of this guy really should see a therapist or psychiatrist.

it’s a friday afternoon when sana asks isak a question.

“isak, don’t you ever feel like you don’t fit in with the boys?”

isak looks at her and frowns a little. he’d been midway through talking about how annoying vilde and magnus are, and he hadn’t really anticipated her question. 

but he notices the seriousness in her expression. the little bit of vulnerability in her eyes. how it seems like it took a lot for her to ask that. 

so, he replies as seriously as he can.

“sure, sometimes,” he admits. “sometimes it’s like…all they want to talk about is hooking up with chicks, or which girls are the hottest or whatever.” he shakes his head. “it isn’t like they mean to leave me out, but it’s not like i join in with that stuff either. it can be kind of awkward when all they want to do is talk about hooking up with girls.”

sana simply nods. and isak studies her, noticing the trouble on her face. “is everything okay?”

sana nods again. quickly and a little dismissively. because sana doesn’t want to bitch about her friends - or come across like she’s bitching about her friends. she would never want to say anything negative about them, even if it eats her up inside. and isak isn’t about to pressure her into talking if she doesn’t feel like it, so he just nods, too, and says, “okay.”

but a little later, the girl squad joins them. and isak notices something. notices how sana’s eyes fall to her knees when they come over; how she seems distant. detached from her friends. completely removed from the conversation, really. and how, worse yet, none of sana’s friends seem to notice.

when vilde asks sana whether she’ll be able to make it to the party tomorrow - and asks whether she can persuade elias and his friends to come too - isak sees how uncomfortable sana looks. how she opens her mouth, stuttering over an excuse she can’t bring herself to make. 

she just seems tired, above all else, and isak remembers so, so clearly how that feels. like your friends don’t get you. don’t understand you. how suffocating it can be to experience that.

so, isak says, “but, sana, i thought you agreed to help me and even unpack the rest of our stuff tomorrow?”

and sana looks at him, frowning, because no, she didn’t. but he just widens his eyes a little, as if to say, the excuse is there if you need it. and sana smiles a tiny bit - barely there - before saying, “yeah, sorry, i said i’d help them.”

later, when it’s just isak and sana again, he gets up to leave - he’s meeting even at kb in a bit - and he says, “see you tomorrow, then, sanasol.”

and sana, confused, says, “you weren’t serious about me helping you unpack, were you? haven’t you finished unpacking?”

and isak just smirks, frowning a little, shaking his head. “yeah, we’ve finished unpacking. but you’re still coming over, right?”

sana just looks at him and says, “what for?”

isak shrugs. “just thought we could all hang together, if that’s chill.”

and sana smiles softly, eyes warm, and usually she’d tease him or something but she doesn’t feel like it all of a sudden. because, actually, the idea of hanging with isak and even seems like just the thing she needs right now.

“yeah,” she says. “that’s chill.”

where adrien flirts
  • so adrien has a little problem: he likes marinette. like he really, honest-to-god likes her, and he doesn’t know what to do about it. his track record with girls isn’t so stellar. after he confessed his feelings to ladybug as chat noir, she calmly turned him down and admitted she liked someone else. so as nino would say, without a lady to tie him down, adrien agreste is single and ready to mingle
  • but he’s always been single?? and what does mingle even mean?? like, nino, what the hell, dude?? help a man out. 
  • so nino sits him down and explains how to get his crush. with his previous crush, nino tells him, adrien obviously didn’t do it right, and that’s why she turned him down (nino doesn’t know it was ladybug, and he just likes to think adrien was crushing on a supermodel who was totally out of even his league). 
  • nino: “you gotta flirt, man. the ladies love a dude who’s chill and cool and confident. you gotta rock it and own it. you got this.”
    adrien: “but how? every time I go to her, she looks at me, and I can’t… make my words work.”
    nino: “….you two are perfect for each other.”
    adrien: “what?”
    nino: “what?”
  • nino gives him an article with a few tips for flirting. this shouldn’t be too bad, and hey, it worked on alya, nino swears by it. so with 10 Flirting Techniques That Are Garunteed to Work on Women on his mind, adrien is determined to woo the ladies.
  • 1. set the stage with the “soft stare”: so all he had to do was stare at marinette as deeply as possible whenever they had a conversation while maintaining a calm and relaxed expression. marinette likes to stutter and stammer her ways through her words, and he couldn’t blame her, because he lost control when he tried to talk to her as well, and usually her antics made him smile and laugh. but according to the tips, he wasn’t allowed to.
  • it’s all good for a week or so, until nino pulls him aside and asks why he looks like he’s plotting how to murder marinette in her sleep like some type of serial killer every time he talks to her. 
  • he stops talking to her after that. alya tracks him down a few days later and whacks him upside the head for making her best friend cry by ignoring her. adrien goes back to talking to marinette as normally as possible after that because it’s better to talk to her as friends than invoke his “killer smile” while trying to flirt.
  • 2. be vague and leave her wanting more: adrien has this in the bag. he knows how to skirt around a topic, but that’s just because he has to make sure he kept his secret identity as a superhero of Paris a… secret. being vague is one of his best talents, it also helps with those stupid paparazzi who always follow him. the article offers some suggests: tell her you know a secret about her, tell her there’s something interesting about her and you can’t put your finger on it, tell her that’s she exactly your type but don’t tell her what you type actually is, etc. he spends most of the night plotting his exact words, and the next day, when he sees marinette, it just comes spilling out…
  • adrien: “i know your secret, marinette.”
    marinette: “…what?”
    well shit, adrien thought, the article didn’t tell him what happened after this.
    adrien: “…i know it. your secret… i knew there was something about you that i couldn’t put my finger on.”
    marinette: “…wait, so you know? ohmygodthiscan’tbehappening,ohmygod, how did you figure it out???”
  • adrien wasn’t sure what to do after this point, so like the article said, he leaves her wanting more and nopes the fuck outta there, cha-cha sliding out of the classroom and bolting down the hallway before she could catch him.
  • 3. the sensual look: once a girl is comfortable around you, give her a mischievous look that makes her think. the article (and nino) never really explain what the girl will think about, but adrien totally supports girl empowerment and helping those smart cookies get the best grades and brilliance recognition they deserve. if a mischievous smile is all it takes, then he’s more than happy to help.
  • he flashes her a quirky smirk in Madame Bustier’s lecture, marinette notices and freezes up. he thinks he did it wrong when nino just leans closer and says, “you broke marinette.”
  • adrien apologizes after class and swears he’ll never break her again. marinette just mumbles, “you can break me anytime.”
  • adrien thinks it’s counterproductive. 
  • 4. the surprise wink: whenever you pass her, just wink after you lock eyes, nino says, she won’t expect it and it’ll surprise her but give her the clear and distinct message that you are flirting with her. adrien wants marinette to know he likes her and wants to flirt with he rand wants to date her and just be with her, so he winks every time he gets. 
  • they see each other in class? wink he catches her eyes while they study for physics? wink they talk about madame bustier’s homework? wink she asks him for his opinion on her designs? wink 
  • at first, she giggles. after two weeks, she presents him with a bottle of over-the-counter artificial tears for his “eye twitch.” he stops winking after that and doesn’t talk to nino for the rest of the day.
  • 5. the playful bump: playful actions, like bumping, will definitely make a girl smile. 
  • adrien: “but nino, i could hurt her.”
    nino: “no, my dude, she knows you’re teasing.”
    adrien: “i don’t care if she knows. what if i knock her over?”
    nino: “no, you don’t do it hard, you just–”
    adrien: “what if she falls over and breaks her nose? i don’t wanna break her nose, nino. she has a cute nose.”
    nino: “adrien, you’re not gonna break her–”
    adrien: “niNO
  • 6. the understatement: understate the compliments you give her, okay, okay, adrien can do this. it’s simple.
  • adrien: “marinette, your eyes are blue… like avatar’s skin. just blue.. all over.. it’s great. not the brightest blue, but not the darkest. just blue. you have blue eyes, marinette.”
    marinette: *is speechless*
    nino: “…you nailed that, adrien.”
    adrien: “oh thanks, nino.”
  • 7. the double negative, “i don’t think you’re not beautiful”: 
    adrien: “but i do think she’s beautiful.”
    nino: “i know, you’re telling her that.”
    adrien: “but you just said i don’t think she’s beautiful?”
    nino: “no, no, you said you don’t think she’s not beautiful, so ergo you think she is beautiful.”
    adrien: “…grammar hurts my head, nino.”
    nino: “i know, my dude, i understand.”
  • 8. the sensual tease, tease her for liking you: okay, but adrien doesn’t know if marinette likes him like that? nino swears she does, and alya says so too, but it still makes him feel bad for teasing her. so he doesn’t tease her and just keeps doing stuff like he normally does, like walking her home from school and helping her study physics and giving her advice for her designs and keeping a stash of food for her on the mornings she runs late and he knows she didn’t have breakfast yet.
  • nino rolls his eyes, but adrien doesn’t care. his momma didn’t raise no hooligan. no, if he was going to flirt with marinette, at least he can be a gentleman about it.
  • 9. the moniker: giving her a cute nickname will let her know how special she is. adrien spends a week thinking about it, and nino gives him a few suggestions, but he doesn’t listen. if he’s giving marinette a nickname, it has to be something he does because it’ll let her know she’s special to him.
  • a few days later, he slips up and calls her “princess” because she’s pretty, sweet, smart, likes pink, and is a natural born leader just like a royal. marinette freezes when he calls her that, but she smiles and laughs eventually. she seems to like it, and he keeps doing it. it’s fitting, he supposes, for someone like her. marinette, his princess.
  • does that mean he gets to be her knight?
  • nino calls him a nerd.
  • 10. tell her how you feel: it’s the last step, and adrien agonizes over it for days. it can’t really be as simple as nino makes it out to be, but then again, his best friend has been dating a pretty sweet gal for months, so it obviously worked for him. adrien broods over it for a while, and alya warns him not to ignore marinette for days again, and he swears he isn’t. he’s just trying to find his courage. why oh why is it so much easier to face an akuma with certain death hanging over his head than tell a girl how he really feels?
  • marinette decides to take matters into her own hands, which he isn’t really surprised by because she usually is a head-strong, independent female. what he is surprised by is when ladybug swings into his bedroom window and transforms into marinette right before his very eyes.
  • marinette: “why are you ignoring me? did i do something wrong?”
    adrien: *adrien.exe has stopped working*
    marinette: “…adrien?”
    adrien: “…you’re… ladybug?!”
    marinette: “yeah, i know. you know. we’ve been over this–”
    adrien: “nononoNO, we most certainly haven’t.”
    marinette: *marinette.exe has stopped working*
    adrien: “…marinette?”
    marinette: “I… but you said you knew my secret.”
    adrien: “I WAS BEING VAGUE.”
    marinette: “WHY?!”
    adrien: “IVE BEEN FLIRTING WITH YOU.”
    marinette: “…you have?”
    adrien: “well, i was trying–”
  • plagg: *pops out of adrien’s pocket* “oh, are we trading secrets?”
    tikki: *pops out of marinette’s bag* “I think so?”
    plagg: *holds out paw to marinette* “fine. im plagg, i turn him into chat noir. nice to finally meet you. i’m glad you guys are finally telling each other, it’s been so tiring listening to him mooning over you. do you have any cheese?”
    marinette: “…you’re chat noir?”
    adrien: *dies*

so marinette and adrien are dating now, so in a way he thinks his plan worked? that doesn’t stop marinette from asking him how he thought he’d been flirting, so he tells her nino’s tips. she laughs for a week straight. that’s the last time he ever listens to nino.

an adrien version of this post. some people asked for an adrien version, it’s not directly a sequel, but still another au. just two nerds trying to flirt and failing spectacularly. 

Chat Noir’s Popularity and Ladybug’s Importance

I really don’t understand where the notion that Paris doesn’t like or care about Chat Noir came from. I mean while he obviously isn’t as popular as Ladybug, people seem to appreciate him fine.

At the statue unveiling, Chat was the only one who showed up and not one single person in the entire crowd complained about where Ladybug was. The Mayor wanted her there, but he was fine with going on without her and Theo was reluctant about it because of his crush on her. But overall everyone was excited to see him! Even when Ladybug was absent, and before they revealed the statues, they continued cheering, and they took pictures of him.

I know that this is actually Copycat, but these people don’t. He’s Chat Noir to them and as soon as he enters the room they’re immediately in awe over being so close to the famous hero (the girl on the left even fangirls a little).

Look at how stoked this family is over seeing him. He’s not even doing cool superhero stuff, he’s just walking inside the museum.

When Ladybug arrived this was Nino’s reaction:

When Chat Noir arrived he was like:

This one random and well meaning dude cheering him on in the back.

Honestly no one has ever said anything bad about him, the only person who has even came close to insulting him had been Antibug by implying that he was a “sidekick” once.

However when you’re akumatized you’re not held accountable for your words and actions. And she had specifically said that as a way to persuade Chat to her side, so there’s not really a lot of weight in her words.

So yeah people cheer for Ladybug, but they also have shown to get excited over Chat Noir. It’s just that Ladybug is more popular than him, and it makes complete sense in-universe why she is.

It’s more than that she’s the main character or that she’s in a show where there’s a girl targeted demographic. 

Ladybug is the leader, the one who wins the battles because of the plans she comes up with.

She swooped in and rescued the Mayor’s daughter in front of all of Paris and when everyone was cowering before Hawkmoth, she alone stood up against him and stunned them all by symbolically demolishing the “face of terror.” And then afterwards gave a heroic speech that gave them hope and cemented their trust in both her and Chat Noir. 

Not only can she purify the Akuma victims, but it’s because of her healing powers that she and especially Chat, will never have to worry about collateral damages or facing law suits over them, which probably helps the public be more forgiving towards Akuma victims when there’s no lasting devastation to deal with. This is a pretty common trope in superhero stories like in Captain America: Civil War, the destruction from Man of Steel being the set up for Batman vs Superman, and why the heroes in the Incredibles had to retire, but because of Ladybug this will never be an issue.

She has the power to bring people back from the mcfreaking DEAD!!!! (Seriously please think about that, like I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if there was some weird religious cult worshiping Ladybug because of that)

And yes people have died in this show.

In a building this size there had to have been people inside it. Probably barricading themselves while Stone Heart is rampaging outside.

aaaaaand they’re definitely dead (or severely injured in the least).

But they’re alive now because Ladybug brought them back, and again this helps the public be more forgiving towards the Akuma victims because no one really “died or got hurt.” 

Remember back in the Origins episode, where Officer Roger actually got injured from Stone Heart and how we saw everyone giving Ivan a hard time afterwards?

Of course this was before Ladybug used her Miraculous Cure and healed all the damage/injuries. This also means that no vengeful citizens will go after the Akuma victims or the heroes in a heartbroken rage of losing a loved one, which is good since they’d be really easy prey for Hawkmoth and it would only ensue an endless cycle of mourning Akumas. 

In fact if Ladybug didn’t have those powers, there’d probably be much more pressure on her and Chat to either defeat Hawkmoth for good or to give their miraculous to him to end it all. 

There’s also the possibility that there’d be attempts to put past Akuma victims on trial, depending on the damage they’ve left, physical or emotional. Even if they were mind controlled, it’s harder to appease with that when you’re left with the wreckage and until Ladybug and Chat Noir capture Hawkmoth they’d probably want someone to blame.

And all the big Ladybug fans have all been girls. Alya, Chloe, and Manon who like in real life are inspired by a powerful female figure and not only admire her, but also want to be like her (Chloe who cosplays and roleplays as her, Alya who from the beginning had an interest in super heroines and made a point to write about a strong fictional female character for the movie in Horrificator, and Manon who wanted the Ladybug doll so much she didn’t care that she had a torn arm).

So basically while it’s always great to appreciate Chat Noir, I don’t believe that he’s necessarily underappreciated by Paris. People respect him and even if Ladybug is more popular it’s not as if it’s undeserved or unreasonable. And above all, she has never taken all the credit herself: from the very beginning of their partnership where she emphasized to Paris that they’ll both do everything they can to help and all throughout the series!

And as for Chat himself, he seems pretty satisfied with all this. People generally love him and Ladybug repeatedly reaffirms that they are a team, that even if their popularity isn’t equal they both know that they are equal to each other, and he can openly enjoy his freedom that he doesn’t have as Adrien Agreste.

So yeah, he’s doing okay.

[Edit] TL;DR: Just because Ladybug is more popular than Chat doesn’t mean that he’s hated and there are very valid reasons as to why she is more popular than him. And ultimately? It doesn’t matter. Not to Ladybug or Chat.

To whomever loves her next, here’s some things that you should know:

Her favorite color is black. She hates lipstick. She likes to call you when she’s driving somewhere, it’s one of her favorite times to talk. She loves going out at night. She loves her alcohol even more. She’s emotional when she’s drunk, it’s okay though, she’ll be okay. She might call you up when she’s drank too much, and crying, just listen to her, just softly tell her things to soothe her from whatever’s wrong that night. That’s truly all she needs from you. It’s all she wants from you. She’ll eventually tire herself out and fall asleep. Your flaws will be her favorite parts about you. She’ll constantly touch the parts you hate most about yourself. This is her way of pulling the shame from these things. Because how could you hate a part about you that she loves? She likes for you to read to her before she falls asleep. Her arms will be the safest place for you to rest your head at night, but please don’t get too comfortable, you won’t be there for long. Sometimes she’ll curl into you and pull at your arms to wrap around her, and that same night she may throw them off. Take it with a grain of salt. You’ll need thick skin to be with her because she can be the sweetest person in the world or more cruel than you ever thought possible. She jokes a lot, but they’ll sting still. One minute you feel like the most important person, and the next it’s like she wants nothing to do with you. She’ll tell you what you want to hear, and I beg you please don’t believe it till you see it, and even then be careful. Falling for her will be easy. It won’t even feel like falling. And before you even know it, you’re in deep. She’ll tell you she’s ready to settle down, she’s not. She’ll tell you that all she wants is you, you’re not. She will kiss every inch of you and fuck some random girl in a bathroom stall the next night. And you’ll stay. You’ll pretend it doesn’t bother you and maybe it won’t, because you know who she is, you know how she is. You’ll let her win every argument. Until you don’t. And fighting with her will be one of the most painful things you’ll do. You’ll do it with tears streaming down your cheeks and she’ll do it with venom in her words. It really will crush you because all you’ll want is for her to just try to see it your way, but she won’t. And then you’ll never hear from her again. But you’ll never forget her. Never. She’s stubborn, she’s smart, she’s funny, she’s reckless, she’s selfish, she feels like home, she’s driven, she’s passionate, and she’s confusing. She’s a lot of things, but she’s never boring. And god, she’s so fucking extraordinary.

—  you’ll go into this knowing that she is a storm, and all she’ll do is break you, but let me tell you this, you’ll do it anyways.

Okay so two kids in my afterschool class that don’t really hang out much, drew this together and wanted to show me it really badly. They had so much pride in it so i took a picture. It was a boy and a girl that did it so the boy tells me “LOOK MS SHELBIE, ITS THE ILLUMINATI, ME AND AVI DREW IT. I DREW THE TRIANGLE AND SHE DREW THE EYE” I was just bursted out laughing, at it but i was also impressed with their memes.

In conclusion:

“What do kids love? Memes? The Illuminati? Memes about the illuminati? Yes. Yes they do.”

It would be great if people in this fandom actually loved Allura and showered her with the love she deserves instead of coming up with excuses like “it’s heteronormative/racist”, what have you, for why she can’t be paired with any of the guys (somehow Shiro, and only Shiro, was immune to all of the arguments? Still don’t know why but okay).

Show Allura some loving. If Lance’s flirting with her is annoying, make up headcanons about how he realizes that and stops, and they bond, develop and eventually form a relationship together. Band AUs. Friends to lovers AU. Idk, think outside of the box! Bonus if Allura get Lance a sparkly thing rather than the other way around.

You think Keith and Allura’s development is bland? That’s fine! Let’s fix that with them bonding over going through a rescue mission and exploding shit because they’re awesome. Bonus if they hi5 while covered in wounds and blood and nearly collapse afterwards because they really overdid themselves.

Space mom trope for Allura is dead and buried in the ground, but consider: actual space mom Hunk taking care of Allura after she recklessly threw herself in to save Pidge from fire and she pouts through the lecture while he takes care of her burns. Bonus: OT3 with Shay because space rock girlfriend should be loved just as much.

Allura and her partner don’t have to be straight in any of those. Consider: Allura is a multi faceted character, wonderfully written to break many female character stereotypes and a beautiful black girl on top of that. Whoever you pair her off with, it’s not heteronormative. And if that argument didn’t convince you, consider: polyships where Allura is part of it so it’s definitely not straight.

Don’t give me “Allura/*insert character* is boring because they barely interacted” as an excuse as to why you don’t want to develop headcanons for them to fix that because if this fandom can come up with creative headcanons as to altean Lance, Lotor, who hasn’t even showed up, Nyma/Allura, who barely interacted (Rolo/Keith who BARELY interacted), then yes, you can absolutely come up with beautiful headcanons, fic and art as to why Allura/*insert character* can and should happen.

Let go of that internalized misogyny and give this girl the love and support she needs and deserves. #GiveAlluraSomeLovin