because she really is the one showing the path

How can Sherlock survive the true Final Problem if Moriarty and Mary have stolen the story?

Moriarty loves stories, fairytales. He planned everything like one. If we need to understand everything that happened since TRF, we just need to understand Appointment in Samarra. This is the key behind everything.

Sherlock is the merchant trying to outrun/outwit Death. If we consider Moriarty to represent Death (and Mary ultimately taking his title and his place in the narrative), Sherlock must find the one path to survive the Fall.

It begins with Sherlock/the merchant meeting Moriarty/Death and understanding, no, knowing that this person will take his life. So, he runs, he runs from his life in an attempt to escape his fate.

So, in the Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock fakes his death, thinking he’s done it. There was just a little problem with that plan:

The tale of Sir Boast-a-Lot, TRF never was the Final Problem, the same way the first meeting between the merchant and Death wasn’t supposed to end with the merchant’s death. Yes, Sherlock managed to escape Moriary’s plan but that was pointless. His appointment wasn’t in St Barthelemy Hospital.

Nor here.

Or even that, whatever that was.

We need to focus on this.

Because, ultimately Sherlock has been warned times and times again. Moriarty said it many times “I owe you a fall.” Not this little magic trick, no, don’t be silly. I’ll burn you, I’ll burn, the heart out of you. Survive this little game and you’ll have the privilege of seeing my real work.

Now, that’s more like it. You’ve got to admit, that’s sexier.

We both know you don’t care about your reputation, about the press slandering you. We both know that’s not your pressure point. But look how you care about John Watson. Well, your little pet, I’m going to take it from you. Let’s see how far you’re willing to go for him. That wife. Such a poor soul, so tragic. I’m sure she didn’t actually want to kill you, you were clearly a threat to her, if only you’ve told her you wanted to help her. Oh you did? Oopsie.

Well, the woman you call Mary? She’s going to take you everything, she will even break your little toy and there is nothing you can do about it. Enjoy the show.

Because John has always been and will always be his heart. He is the reason he decides to restart his, he is the reason he hasn’t killed himself like Jim. Separate them and death will be a kinder fate.

Somewhere, John or Sherlock is in terrible danger, dying and unable to escape his end. The electrocardiogram is still beating in TAB, like a phantom pain the wound still hurts Sherlock, John may or may have not escaped the bullet (no, a fuming gun don’t throw sleeping darts, it just can’t) “Eurus” shot.

Who cares how Sherlock survive the Reichenbah Falls? This wasn’t the point, this never was the Final Problem. Season 3 and Season 4 are the real thing.

Like a throwback to Jim in TRF, ‘Mary’ has become the author, the one calling the shots and stripped John of any narrative power. That is absolutely devastating, how can they survive if the two vilains have taken over the story so completely?

“Sherlock Holmes will now wear the silly hat because Mary liked it. It just felt right.She changed and illuminated the path of the show.”

Now that she is the one calling the shots, both men’s hearts are effectively reduced to ashes. Their identities have been stripped and they have become actors in their own lives.

Who you really are, it doesn’t matter. It’s all about the legend, the stories, the adventures.

This is Appointment in Samarra, you can’t avoid Death, not when the vilains are the one reading the story since TRF. This is predeterminism, all roads were leading to this ending. No matter how much Sherlock’s struggled, the author aka Jim/Mary has always planned this ending. Resistance has always been futile.

And yet… there is one fic that managed to save the merchant. Appointment in Sumatra may be a mere fanfic, Sherlock has succeeded in changing the ending. Mary, the new author, may have stripped John of everything that was him, he remains the first narrator.

The game isn’t over. This is a struggle between the two authors that have decided to destroy the story and the fans who need to find the one path that will save the merchant. Jim/Mary vs Sherlock and John, or if we are very daring between Mofftiss and the fans.

Samarra can be avoided but dear God, that’s going to a hell of a ride to save Sherlock Holmes. We just need to completely rewrite the ending, to let John take back his narrative power and let him lead Sherlock to Sumatra and avoid Samarra.

Only that.

Seeing this screencap made me realise : Andrew changed AN AWFUL LOT since his first apparition in the show.

In ep6 he was stuck up, didn’t show his feelings, always acting like the statesman he was supposed to become. He was polite towards Akko, didn’t lose his calm when she gave him a new set of ears, but only because he was raised to always be in control of everything.

That may also be a part of the reason why he looked like he didn’t like Akko at first, only following her to get back his usual appearance and looking annoyed at anything the brunette did. But Akko showed him that, even though she was reckless and couldn’t explain why magic was so great, she had a dream, passion and an unmatched determination to do what she wants.

In ep10, Andrew started to understand Akko, why she wanted to become like Shiny Chariot so much. He also understood that his life belonged to him and him only, that he didn’t have to always listen to his father and give up on what he likes to reach his goal. That’s why he threw his carefulness away and played piano while Akko chased the love love bee.

In ep17, he proves that what Akko showed him made him think. He doesn’t act like his father and his teachers told him to, he makes his own choices, even though they go against everything he was taught when he was younger. He took control of his own destiny and now, he does what feels right, first by lying to protect Akko and Amanda, later by standing up for them in front of the adults.

In ep19 and 20, this change is showed even more clearly. When his father starts saying bad things about Akko, that she ruined their party, etc… Andrew talked back to him, something that he certainly thought to be unimaginable just a few months before. And later, instead of just going home with his father, he decided to stay so he could help Akko and Diana talk to each other and resolve their conflict.

And even though he has no word in Diana’s decisions and is even less involved in what’s happening than Akko, he still helps her get to Diana.

And now, in ep22, this.

Laughing, probably at Akko’s antics. More relaxed than we have ever saw him before.

Trigger did a really good job at showing his evolution. From a stuck up rich boy destined to lead the country as his father wants him to, Andrew became a happy young man who does what feels right. This is thanks to Akko, of course, but I think she is just a vector. She showed Andrew the wonders of magic and how good it felt to follow his own dreams. That’s what convinced him to carve his own path rather than just follow the one his father traced for him.

I think this kind of friendship is really beautiful. Because Akko and Andrew learned to respect each other while one encouraged the other to be their own person and not just who everyone want them to be. And as a counterpart, Andrew is supportive of Akko and tries to help her when he can, but not blindly : he always questions Akko’s actions, to be sure her recklessness doesn’t lead her on a bad path, and when Akko confirms that she thought this through, he does everything he can to help. No one has any kind of power or authority over the other : they are equals who help each other by compensating for what the other lacks : passion, imagination, reflexion. And the best part in all that ? They don’t just see the other as someone from the other sex they might end up dating ! For once, a boy and a girl respect each other and interact without trying to seduce the other or getting flustered at the other’s every move. Good job on that too, Trigger !

I have shipped many characters on many different TV shows for a very long time but never in my experience have I ever been pulled towards a ship this early on in the game that I can just pinpoint exactly why they work and why I love them.

Bughead has honestly shifted how young romantic dynamics on teen television should be portrayed. Most of the time we see characters kind of fizzled out really fast, they get together in the pilot or they sleep together pretty early on in the season and by the time the first season is done the magics gone. Then they shuffle around all the different love pairings and then circle back and by the time they circle back the relationship has run its course because they’ve put the characters and they’ve strained the relationships so far beyond the point of reconciliation. But what I have enjoyed the most from Riverdale and from Bughead is that they subvert my expectations every time and it’s really breaking the mold of how teen television has been constructed up until this point. Never have I had a ship where two characters are such equals with one another and deal with their issues like real people. Communicating and arguing and showing that sometimes relationships aren’t pretty but they make it work because their love is worth it. Young culture has kind of shown us that what’s most important is to have sex and to have status within a relationship and that love is fleeting and it’s cavalier and that you can find it with all these different people but what’s really special and what’s really creative is when you have a couple get together and grow and flourish with one another. A couple that gets to be on the same page and learn from each other and experience new things because of the other, and support and stand up for one another.

Bughead has been a light for this show, I remember when the pilot aired and I was so put off because I didn’t think that Arch was a good fit for Betty and it was programmed into me that this was the way the show would go, and I couldn’t believe that this smart, beautiful, confident girl could become so small and submissive to someone. And then the unexpected happened and she found her match in Jughead and my faith was restored that this show had the potential to really shake things up.

I hope this show continues down this path of subverting expectations and Breaking the mold because it’s been such a joy to watch and I would hate for it to be anything less than what they’ve proven it can be.

anonymous asked:

Come on, sasuke tried to kill sakura multiple times without hesitation and you mean to tell me he loves her?Someone he actually thought/cared about was naruto, he displayed more emotion around naruto than her. Naruto was such a big influence on him while sakura was just 'there'.He consistently turned her feeling down and he never really showed her feelings. Wtf how can you be pro sasuke and ship him with someone he doesn't even like-_- sasuke and naruto and sasuke even kissed! FUCKIN BRAIN DEAD

I genuinely want to know. Did you come here to get dragged? because these kinds of ignorant statements aren’t really helping your CLEAR ASS BIAS FOR SASUNARU. Alright then without further ado …lets get in this bitch.

“Come on, sasuke tried to kill sakura multiple times without hesitation and you mean to tell me he loves her?”

Your absolutely right he did try to kill her! He was also was out of FuCkINg MiND HUN. Do you even remember all the shit he went through? He single-handled (no pun intended) held the burden of the Uchiha on his shoulders. He was literally willing to go to any lengths necessary to achieve his ultimate goal. Even kill someone he thought of as family. Remember, he thought of team 7 as family because it reminded him of his lost past. I really can’t believe I have to explain this to you.

If your gonna bring up how he tried to kill sakura I thought you might like to see this..

They didn’t loose they damn arm from pickin daises lemme tell you. And for the record, Sasuke tried to kill Naruto many times lol. Or did you think he was trying to invite him in his pants or something? The world may never know!

“Someone he actually thought/cared about was naruto, he displayed more emotion around naruto than her.”

You are not wrong again! Sasuke did think/care about him! But the way you’re talking about….I’m just gonna assume you mean romantically. Naruto was so persistent in getting his best friend back and making sure he stopped Sasuke’s path of hatred and loneliness. And when it came down to it, Sasuke really acknowledged, and appreciated his efforts IN THE END. This led him to accept his efforts of stopping him on his cursed path and giving in. He accepted him as a friend, a.k.a brother-from-another-mother. GOD I LOVE THESE TWO. Anyway, the main story’s bond was always about Sasuke and Naruto, so of coarse you will see more interaction with them. Does it surprise you that Sasuke showed lots of emotion towards someone who he can LITERALLY sympathize with? 

Anyway for a man that is the embodiment of ‘actions speak louder than words’  Please explain to me that these pieces of art don’t show that he feels any type of emotion towards her…even just a little?. Come on I’d love to hear it.

This one being my personal favorite, because he only did this to his loved ones and it’s meant to show his affection towards the other. 

“Naruto was such a big influence on him while sakura was just ‘there’.”

Once again you are correct naruto was a big influence to him, but so was Sakura. Kishi stated that she filled his lonely existence with love, are you really going to argue that? If you are trying to say Sakura did absolutely nothing to try and stop Sasuke on his path of hatred, Imma gonna stop you right there and tell you to read the damn manga again. Why the fuck you think she went after him so many times? Sasuke always knew her intentions, he knew she deeply loved and cared about him. HE ACCEPTED THAT. But due to the curse of hatred and thirst for revenge, he was far to gone to acutely change at the drop a confession. You have to remember that the protagonist, Naruto, is the miracle worker who is utterly relentless when it comes to stopping ‘bad guys’ and changing their ways. But that doesn’t mean Sakura wasn’t as well, she tried with all her power to stop him. But of coarse the protagonist was the one to knock him out of his funky ass stage in life. It was to be expected after all. 

Please acknowledge that she did everything she could, and that she was strong enough to even dare to stop a criminal who was seen as a lost cause by pretty much everyone.

“He consistently turned her feeling down and he never really showed her feelings”

Like I stated before, he has always acknowledged her true intentions/confessions but he was in his ‘’funky ass stage in life” to acutely stop his extremest ideas of taking down the hierarchy in revenge for his family. Sasuke knew she was trying to stop him because she loved him and wanted the best for him, but that’s exactly what he didn’t want. Too busy tryin to take out konaha remember? He didn’t want to accept love into his life because hey, everyone he every loved in the past died at the cost of the hierarchy! Why let people into your life when you could just loose them and feel the same pain yet again, right? Have you ever lost someone you loved? Well let me tell you, it fucking sucks. Dealing with the constant thought of not being able to see them again, and knowing there was nothing you could have done. FUCK I’m just glad I didn’t have my whole blood line killed. I’m sure it was really hard to accept anyone’s feelings, after losing the very people who he cared most about. Whether it be platonic or romantic, at that time in his life accepting people feelings wasn’t an option. Why the hell do you think it took so long to get him back? He was all bout that revenge.

“Wtf how can you be pro sasuke and ship him with someone he doesn’t even like-_-”

I AM A PROUD MAMA AND HE IS MY FUCKING SON AND I SUPPORTED HIM AND HIS BAD DECISIONS BECAUSE KNOWING THE PLOT TO THE STORY (”Those who endure”-Sasuke fuckin Uchiha’s words right there for ya) I KNEW HE WOULD CHANGE FOR THE BETTER AND HE HAS CHANGED, HE REACHED HIS FULL POTENTIAL, YOU KNIT WIT. HE HAS LEARNED FROM HIS MISTAKES AND THAT’S WHAT MAKES HIM MY ALL TIME FAVORITE CHARACTER IN ANYTHING I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. I’M A HOE FOR THE UCHIHA, AND IT’S ALL THANKS TO HIM. HE IS WHAT WE CALL “WISE”, SO……

“sasuke and naruto and sasuke even kissed!”

lol, I like how you added sasuke’s name twice to reassure yourself that they did in fact kiss.

Could this be what you’re talking about?

WHAAAAAT THEY KISSED? Or it could be the fact that Naruto literally got smashed into his face. So much passion I’m swooning! Ever heard of comic relief? I recommend you look it up. It’s meant for those with a sense of humor.

It’s funny how you try and promote your little ‘’kiss’’ when this beautiful girl exists. SARADA FUCKIN UCHIHA 

And y’all know it takes a little more than a kiss to make a child if you know what I’m saying.*coughs*

“FUCKIN BRAIN DEAD”

I hope to God you don’t go around leaving this kind of garbage in people’s ask boxes. You might ruin their day you little shit! I really don’t see what’s the big deal? I enjoy my ship in peace, while people like you still make posts about how much you hate the ending and shit. I really didn’t come here for y’all salty ass negativity. YOU PEOPLE THRIVE OFF NEGATIVITY, UHHH???? MAYBE DON’T FOLLOW ANYMORE CONTENT ON NARUTO IF IT REALLY BOTHERS YOU TO THE POINT OF PUTTING THIS MESS IN MY ASK BOX. It’s really not healthy. But hey, for someone who is brain dead, that’s none of my business.

Sincerely,

-The bitch you pissed off

Title: Facing Snakes
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Summary: Betty doesn’t like the way Jughead is struggling in order to spare her from the wrongs of the south side, and she decides to find a solution for that in her own way. She visits the Serpents Bar, and she won’t leave that place until she can learn more about her boyfriend’s new reality.
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A/N: Okay… I really can’t wait to see Betty around the Serpents! Like, she might seem like this cute, fragile girl in their eyes, but I feel like as soon as they get to know her, they will all love to have her around! It’s probably a silly idea I have of the situation, but I would love to see this happening! Hope you enjoy it!

Also, adding a “Continue Reading” even if it's not long!
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Never, in a million years, would she have seen herself where she was.

With her impeccable, golden ponytail; clean, blue cardigan; jeans and white sneakers, Betty Cooper stood in front of the Serpents’ bar Archie had told her about. Outside, people were smoking and whispering, as well as fixing their bikes and getting ready to leave, starting those powerful engines that ripped all the silence of her thoughts. For she had come straight from school, her bag still hung over her shoulders, and there were some notebooks firmly pressed against her chest. She was feeling apprehensive at that very moment, as her presence around the South Side was still not entirely overwhelming, and as she could feel all those eyes set on her.

Confused eyes. Suspicious ones. It was probably the way she dressed or the way she just seemed too perfect to be around that place. Too perfect to be around the wrong side of the tracks, trying to blend in with her boyfriend’s new reality in order to help him feel lighter regarding the dual life he tried so hard to keep for her sake.

Betty appreciated his efforts, and she loved him even more for that. However, she couldn’t let him do all the hard work in that relationship. She had to help him. She had to show him how she was willing to relieve the pressure over his shoulders by simply embracing this new, ophidian part of his life.

She survived Riverdale High and her mother. A bikers’ bar would be nothing compared to those things.

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A Reasonable Conclusion (Derek/Stiles/Lydia)

gingerqueen-lydiascream Prompt 2: Derek/Stiles/Lydia bringing a third person in

I know this is the triad that you wanted the most, so I decided to write it for you. I hope you enjoy it, bb! Fic #49 in my 2017 Prompt Challenge

A Reasonable Conclusion. Derek/Stiles/Lydia. Teen. Also on AO3.

Lydia has done her research and analyzed their current situation for months. She’s now come to a reasonable conclusion, and it’s time to share her findings with Stiles and Derek.

“It isn’t like this would be a hardship for me, you know?” Lydia studies Stiles intently, and he squirms in his chair because he’s not entirely sure what she’s seeing in his expression.

“It wouldn’t?” Stiles drags his fingers through his hair. “I mean, it doesn’t matter, does it? You’re still suggesting this to make me happy, and that’s not how relationships work. It’s not just about me. Same way it isn’t just about you, either.”

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anonymous asked:

I'm afraid they're going to make KC endgame

You know what? Julie can go ahead and do that, and maybe I’ll give a fuck if that happens but right now I really don’t. At the end of the day, TO will be a forgotten series and no one will care about it. I’m not trying to sound spiteful or anything, but it’s not a show that’ll make an impact in pop culture. It just won’t. And it’s not because it’s a show on The CW or it’s about vampires – rather, it’s a show in which the EPs chose sloppy writing and dramatic scenes instead of writing a cohesive story. If Julie wants to continue down this path of sloppiness, she can be my guest. 

This isn’t about winning for me or being proven right. It’s about making sure these characters are given the care and justice they deserve. And I’ve given up. They’ll never get it. At this moment Idgf if KC becomes endgame, because I’ll know the writers would’ve completely destroyed Klaus’ history and everything that happened on the show in favor of pandering to a (loud) group. I find that much sadder than not having Klamille endgame. 

Do I want Klamille to be endgame? Of course. I miss Cami dearly. I miss the interactions Klamille had. I miss all the growth Cami and Klaus had. But it appears Julie & Co. would rather leave their mark by doing a horrible job. There’s nothing we can do about it.

So I totally get why you’re worried about KC becoming endgame and that’s fine. I feel that sense of urgency too, because I know it’s not about who was right all these years or whatever. It truly is about making sure the characters we love are treated with respect… and we know how Julie likes to treat her characters. 

I wish I could say something that’ll make you feel better but I can’t. But I’ve given up expecting anything out of Julie, and honestly, maybe you should do that too. Sorry, honey. 

cobaltdysprosium  asked:

i feel like my writing has been suffering since I broke up with my ex but your writing reminds me that I need to get back into what I do best.

I read a story about a musician (Baiju) who played in the court of Akbar. Well, he actually wanted to defeat this other musician – I think his name was Tansen and he was a smug fart – but music was a passion for both of them and each time, Tansen always seemed to have an edge over this hardworking, passionate Baiju. There was just something the young Baiju had not experienced that made him less effective in channelling his passion. Nevertheless, he kept at it and kept at it and kept at it because there was going to be a showdown soon between the two and Baiju simply had to show Tansen down, the history of which I do not know – something about Baiju’s father being insulted or something. Anyway, Baiju was in love with a woman and this woman really, really believed in Baiju’s passion but she knew a secret to the pithy Baiju needed to really get in touch with his emotions and make audiences feel it. You know what she did? She got herself bitten by a snake. Just right stepped in the path of one and ouch. Yeah. Baiju came to know just before the competition and he loved her so much he wanted to ditch it and go to her and see her and save her or something but it was too late, he was shoved centre stage right in front of the king and there was no way he could defy the king and leave with his head still on his shoulders. What could he do? He felt so helpless. So much pain filled his veins. He started to play. And play. And play. And do you know what? He made rocks weep. HE MADE ROCKS WEEP! What makes passion potent? PAIN. Write through it. Write it. Breathe it. Expel it. Your pain is not stopping your writing. You are. You’re afraid of what it can do and how you might not be able to control it. FUCKING WRITE YOUR PAIN. Channel it and pen it down and make rocks weep. Make stone cry. Do it. Be Baiju.

anonymous asked:

Can you do a full analysis on Sakura's confessions? Anti's say they are all self-centered because apparently Sakura talks only of her feelings and what she wants from him and never a thing about Sasuke. They also say that, Sakura is only complaining about how HIM leaving would make HER feel.. therefore she's selfish.

It’s easy to disprove these things.

I’ve done a similar post to this in the past, so I’ll pretty much be paraphrasing that post to make sense with the context of this topic :)


Before Sasuke made his way to the Village gates on the night of his departure, he looked long and hard at his photo of himself with the rest of Team 7, as if he was contemplating what could have been. Perhaps he was also feeling melancholic, because he knew that he had overall enjoyed his time with them, and he knew that the path with Team 7 involved a much brighter future. But in the end. he decided on revenge:

It had been his reason for living for so many years now, he couldn’t possibly turn back now, not when such an opportunity to gain power presented itself.

The words at the beginning of the chapter were also very telling:

You could see Sasuke recalling those “comforting memories” while he was gazing at his Team 7 photo, indicating that these were good times, times that Sakura knew Sasuke had enjoyed, and that’s what she wanted for him; his enjoyment, his happiness. And of course, who was it that was there? It was Sakura; the person who at this point, knew about Sasuke’s darkness better than anybody else:

Despite the reassurances of both Naruto and Kakashi that everything would be okay, Sakura knew better, she understood Sasuke better. She had also tried to convince herself that perhaps Naruto and Kakashi were right and that everything would work out fine. But I think in the back of her mind, she always felt as though this moment was inevitable; that it was just a matter of time.

Sasuke initially just asks her to go home and passes her without disclosing anything regarding the specific reasons for his defection. So as she was hurt by this, she asked why Sasuke always kept himself so closed off, why he refused to allow her to help him. To which he’d answer in a dismissive manner - which was the reason for her tears in the first place:

That little exchange was rather significant for several reasons.

  • It signified that Sakura wasn’t aware that despite Sasuke’s outwardly stoic nature towards essentially everyone, he did in fact emotionally open up to her more than he did to anyone else, as seen during the Bell Test, the Forest of Death, the hospital, and during this very conversation.
  • It signified that Sakura did indeed try to understand Sasuke, despite many claims by anti extremists to the contrary.
  • It signified one of the primary reasons for why Sakura was hurting, and also one of the reasons why her crush turned into genuine love; because she really wanted to help the lonely, broken boy beneath that cool and tough exterior, but he wouldn’t let her.
  • And it was also rather ironic, that towards the beginning of the conversation, they were talking about how Sasuke never opens up, yet he’d do so again in that very conversation.

Following Sasuke’s dismissive response, Sakura gave a dejected smile, as if she had expected Sasuke to give that sort of an answer; it was inevitable. Just as she had expected Sasuke to leave the village that night; it was inevitable:

Despite this, she tried to appeal to him anyway. She remembered the day by the bench when Sakura expressed her ignorant opinions towards orphans, opinions which rubbed Sasuke the wrong way, and he’d call her annoying for it. At the time, she was saddened over the whole ordeal, but now with hindsight, she was looking back at it with a smile on her face, because it was one of the moments in which she learned a little more about Sasuke. However, as Sasuke was trying to distance himself from memories which would potentially cause his resolve to falter, he acted as though he didn’t remember:

This upset Sakura at first, but she brushed it aside and kept trying anyway. She always keeps trying for Sasuke’s sake.

She’d recall more of the times they had together as part of Team 7, and stated that even though it was sometimes difficult, it was also so worth it because they had so much fun together overall:

This was also very significant. These were the

That were referenced to at the beginning of the chapter, and they were going through Sasuke’s head as he gazed at his Team 7 photo, and Sakura is the person who was reminding him of them; reminding him of the good times, the happiness he felt, and the happiness that he could potentially continue to feel, should he choose to stay. That’s what Sakura essentially represented to him; a future full of love and happiness. it’s all she ever wanted for him ever since the Forest of Death, it’s all she ever offered, and it’s all she was offering him now.

Sakura then informed Sasuke that she knew about the Uchiha Massacre, but also told him that revenge wouldn’t bring him happiness. That’s why she wanted him to stay. She’d obviously miss him terribly, but she also knew that going down the path of revenge would only lead Sasuke to more misery:

That’s why at it’s core, this wasn’t a selfish request. Sakura had Sasuke’s happiness in mind during this entire scene. Yes, she did talk about how his absence would affect her, but not only was that not the bulk of the conversation, but these things were only said in an effort to convince him to stay, for his sake.

So Sakura says how revenge wouldn’t bring Sasuke happiness, but surprisingly to Sakura, Sasuke was already privy to this:

He let it be known that he had in fact considered a future with all of them, and actually thought for a while that it was the path he’d walk. However, his confrontations with Itachi and The Sound 4 confirmed his innermost desires; he was an avenger, it was what the Curse of Hatred had chosen for him:

But Sakura would still persist. She tried to convey just how much Sasuke meant to her by claiming that despite having family and friends, if he were to leave, she’d feel a loneliness that was comparable to his:

And while that may not have been true, I feel that the main purpose of the claim were the implications that it gave; to show just how deeply she felt not only about him, but also about the matter at hand. Her words definitely seemed to be having an affect though, because Sasuke’s expression certainly softened as he thought about his times with her and Naruto again. However, Sasuke would stand firm, and he replied that new paths lay before all of them.

Therefore, in one final plea, Sakura poured her heart out to him:

You could really tell by her tone and expressions that at this point, she was desperate for him to stay, but that didn’t make her words any less genuine, because they were in accordance with what she had been trying to do for him for a long time now. She essentially promised that she’d do everything she could to make him happy, and ensure that he’d be freed from a future of misery and loneliness, even if it meant helping him with his revenge. She’d be willing to do it, if it meant that Sasuke would be happy:

Which again served to demonstrate that it was Sasuke’s happiness that was at the heart of her reasoning, not her own.

But Sasuke, not wanting Sakura to get herself unnecessarily tangled up in his path that was rife with darkness, he simply told her, with a knowing smirk on his face, that she really was annoying:

The only thing that this reveals with certainty, is that he did indeed remember that day by the bench, despite his words to the contrary; it was a memory that now, just like Sakura, he too could recall with a smile on his face, because it had become another one of those

However, Sasuke’s words also possibly connote that perhaps he found her annoying because her words caused his resolve to falter when he thought his mind had been made up. Throughout Pt.1, Sakura had always been there as somewhat of a reminder to Sasuke, that love was always available to him; he just needed to embrace it. But the Curse of Hatred was preventing him from doing so. Therefore, while Sasuke was unable to accept Sakura’s offer, he at least wanted her to know that he sincerely appreciated everything she had done for him, and left her with a word of thanks:


Now, in 693, as Sakura watched Sasuke go off to battle Naruto, while getting further and further away from her:

She watched him with a sad expression, because it’s like she “once again” (Chapter Title) felt powerless to stop what was about to transpire, just as she did when Sasuke left the village in 181:

However, despite this, she knew that the least she could do was to at least try one last time, to do what she could for Sasuke in order to prevent him from condemning himself to such a bleak future; it was “once again” for his sake, not hers. Thus, her expression of sadness turned into one of pure determination and tenacity:

She’d then tell him that she loves him again, while also mentioning that despite her best efforts, she always felt as though she couldn’t do much to help him; that she always felt powerless to prevent the inevitable:

This was seen when she felt powerless to stop him from leaving the village when she saw that he had his bag on his back:

And was also seen when she was watching him walk away in that very chapter, to potentially condemn himself to a miserable future:  

But despite this, despite her feeling of powerlessness, she couldn’t just watch and do nothing for him; she had to at least try. So, while fully believing that the Sasuke that she used to know was still in there somewhere, she desperately attempted “once again”, to appeal to the past, because she knew that that was where Sasuke’s happiness resided - and Sasuke knew it too, so much so that his leg shook at her words:

Because despite already having been afflicted with the Curse of Hatred at that point, Sasuke experienced genuine happiness during his tenure with Team 7. They both knew this; they were a part of the

That they both remembered during 181:

And see how Sasuke was smiling in that “comforting memory”? That’s why Sakura wanted things to return to the way that they were before. Many antis claim that Sakura wanting things to be like how they were previously for Sasuke is stupid because they think that means returning Sasuke to a life of being lied to by the village and living with a desire for revenge. But that was obviously not what Sakura meant. She wanted things to return to when Sasuke was smiling, when he was enjoying himself, and she knew that this would be impossible should Sasuke go through with his revolution.

Therefore this confession wasn’t selfish either; Sakura always had what was best for Sasuke in mind. And while Sasuke felt as though such a past had no bearing on his future because he had chosen revenge and had willingly allowed darkness and hatred to consume him, Sakura always believed that it wasn’t too late; she always believed that the Sasuke that they used to know was still alive, and she used the memory if him thanking her as her motivation to continue believing:


That’s why at their core, Sakura’s confessions weren’t selfish. She never said anything about what she wanted from him because she never wanted anything from him. However, she always talked about what she wanted for him, and that was his happiness. They keep on reading things like how Sakura said that she wanted things to return to how things were for her sake, yet they fail to realize how from the very beginning, Sakura wanted things to return to how they were because Sasuke was smiling; he was happy, along with the rest of his team. A future where Team 7 is laughing together again:

That’s what she always wanted, that’s why she wanted things to return to how they were, because everyone was happy, Sasuke was happy.

anonymous asked:

can you tell us how you feel about miranda barlow/hamilton please?

[enthusiastically] I MOST CERTAINLY CAN!!! :’’) I adore miranda barlow with my whole entire heart. (…………alright, okay, I’m aware I’ve probably said that about like five characters by now, which makes that impossible. I know how fractions work >:( kind of.)

*clears throat* I LOVE MIRANDA BARLOW WITH A SIZABLE PORTION OF MY HEART!!! :’’’)

if I let myself speak freely with no structure at all I’m going to go on and on and on forever. (honestly, one could write thousands upon thousands of words just about miranda in the flashbacks.) so I’m going to do what I did for flint and do this in bullet point format, so that there is an ILLUSION OF BREVITY at least >:)

UNDER THE CUT!

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And I made the mistake of going into the spoiler tag today…. And saw someone talking about how OUAT is anti adoptive parenting because Lana had to fight the producers for Regina and Henry to have any kind of relationship and I’m sitting here like…. Yeah.

You know what? You’re right. OUAT has a very negative adoption narrative. But not because Regina was going to be cut out of Henry’s life after Season 1′s events. It’s anti adoption because it silences Henry, it berates Emma for giving him up in the first place, it frames Regina as some kind of saintly martyr for adopting a child, and it sends a message that child abuse is okay so long as the child is adopted because they have to be grateful for any little thing the parent gives the child since they ‘didn’t have to.’

And that’s why it’s anti adoption. Not because Regina was going to be removed as a parent. In fact, that would have really helped after specifically Season 2. Because at least they gave her a chance to try and make up for the abuse she put him through. But instead she just put him through more and more severe abuse and then acted like nothing happened, had no one tell her off for it, refused to allow Henry to react to that, etc. 

You want the show to have a positive adoption narrative? Allow Henry to react to what’s happening to him in his life. Actually make Regina have stayed on the path she chose at the beginning of Season 2 instead of this ridiculous evil shit she’s done half the time we see her. Stop putting Emma down for giving up Henry and stop acting like she’s not his mother just because she wasn’t there for the first ten years. Stop acting like biology is the factor, that her protecting him and being there for him and actually being a parent to him isn’t the reason she’s his mother.

Stop acting like Regina is his mother after S2. She doesn’t get that right anymore. If Henry had been able to actually react to this shit she’s put him through he’d want her the hell away from him and his entire family. He’d want her to keep her distance despite still caring about her because she was his mother for 10 years - no matter how abusive or terrible she was.

Most of all I just want this show to stop being pro abuse. Child abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, etc. I want this show to stop validating abusers and their actions by having every single one of their victims forgive them and be supportive for them when they’ve done nothing to earn that. And even if they did do a lot to change and earn it, acknowledge the fact that even that isn’t enough to be forgiven most of the time. When you abuse someone for years, no amount of sorry or change can erase that anger and hurt you caused. It just doesn’t. And sometimes people still won’t want anything to do with you.

Stop the narrative of victims catering to their abuser’s every need in hopes of making them stop being abusive, and having that work. Abuse does not stop because the victim gives more. It’s not on the victim. Stop acting like it is.

I’m just really tired and really sick of this shit.

I want Henry safe and away from Regina forever and for people to actually be angry at her, no matter if she’s changed or not. I want Snowing to be distant because she tried to murder them for decades. I want Henry to be angry and deal with it, to be allowed to cry and scream and yell and be resentful and rebellious without being shown as ‘ungrateful’ or ‘terrible’ or a ‘bad person’ for it. Let Emma find out about fucking Graham and not forgive Regina for killing the closest thing to a father Henry had, the closest thing to love Emma had since giving up Henry in the first place.

I just want this show to stop being pro abuse.

-First Mod

anonymous asked:

Niki I've had a budget for myself for almost a year and i never follow it. How do you do it lol,, I'm very serious ab this

Literally I will fucking get evicted and embarass myself to not only Tori and her freakishly wealthy family but my own dad who is banking on me fucking up to show me that I chose a ridiculous career path for living in one of the most expensive cities in the country so I just…Really try not to spend where I can save. And that’s kind of the root of my arguments with Tori because she’s always offered to have her family help and I just don’t want to accept that and so… yeah. I work three jobs and patreon and once you put in THAT much work you just get really conservative with your spending. It’s a really stressful way to live but ultimately it’s what I chose so I guess just look to save at every opportunity. 

sinner, sinner

as the culmination of my fall, not from heaven but directly ass first into the lucifer/deckerstar trashcan, i give you what i had a desperate, desperate need for: smut. yes, children, it is explicit. enjoy.


The first thing Chloe notices, as she advances into the dim penthouse with gun in one hand and flashlight in the other, just waiting for something to jump out at her from behind the glass rack, is the strange red haze in the air. She assumes it must be one of Lucifer’s mood lights – maybe he’s just trying out new design options, though this place always feels more like an exclusive VIP lounge to her than one where anyone actually lives. That’s probably the point. He orbits through this gilded birdcage, but he doesn’t really stay. Doesn’t settle. Has his personal bar, his piano, his bed with its black silk sheets, the windows that look over downtown Los Angeles for miles. A sea of earthbound stars, splendid and glittering. Just as beautiful and remote and soulless as he is.

Chloe doesn’t see any immediate source for the red glow, which is strange, but not any more than the other things that tend to happen around him. She flicks her flashlight from corner to corner. “Hello?” she shouts. “LAPD! Anyone here, come out where I can see you!”

Still nobody. She reaches for the light switch and hits it, hoping to bring up the usual blue lights – which appear, somewhat belatedly, but still does not disperse the haze. They’re both convinced they saw someone come up here – someone in the crowd at Lux, scampering up the stairs like a fleet dark shadow, and with (supposedly, at any rate) the Mother of Demons on the loose, both of them are a little on edge. Well, Lucifer more than a little. She can see it in his eyes, and the way he’s downright skittish, the one thing Mr. “Bulletproof Abs, Literally” Morningstar never is. His method of dealing with it has been to be even more glib and annoying than usual, as they’ve crisscrossed L.A. in search of leads for a series of strange disappearances. They’ve also encountered a number of beautiful, mysterious women whom Lucifer has been more than happy to tell her that he slept with, and Chloe’s found herself reacting to them a bit, well, strangely. She should be interrogating them coolly and professionally, seeing if they know anything, taking statements, but instead she’s being even shorter than formal police protocol would necessitate. Finding excuses to introduce herself as Lucifer’s partner (business partner, her head corrects her, but the words never quite make it out of her mouth). Putting a hand on his arm, positioning herself next to him, between him and them. If she started suspecting everyone he’s done the nasty with, she’d be at loggerheads with half of Los Angeles, and it’s ridiculous anyway. But nonetheless, no matter how hard she tries to shove it down and switch it off, to get on with what’s in front of them, some small part of her is very well aware of the truth.

Chloe is really fucking jealous.

Now, as she looks from side to side but still doesn’t see anyone or anything moving in the shadows of the apartment, she’s on the verge of deciding it was just a mistake. She’ll put the badge and the gun and the flashlight away and go back downstairs to Lux, tell Lucifer to check his wiring. (He’ll say his wiring is fine, would she like to see?) Or maybe he won’t. He’ll have another beautiful anorexic Slovenian supermodel on his arm (he always has one of those these days) and won’t even spare it a thought. Or spare her a thought, thank her for heading up here to check, gratis. Bring the supermodel up here instead. Tumble her into the black sheets, just like however many others. Chloe will go home, as usual, and try not to think about it.

Or maybe – here’s a thought? – she won’t.

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From “You’re Annoying” to “I’ll See You When I’m Back”.

On January 16th, I was asked by an Anon:

“Heeeeello Maddy, I love your blog so much and the way you explain things. That’s why I’d like to ask you to write about the SS moment when Sasuke leaves the village telling Sakura that she’s annoying and the other confessions of Sakura and the forehead poke. I’m kinda confused about this scenes, but I know it’s really important between them and I’m very curious about your opinion. (^.^) Have a great day! and Thank you!”

Anon, this is for you :)


Before Sasuke made his way to the Village gates on the night of his departure, he looked long and hard at his photo of himself with the rest of Team 7, as if he was contemplating what could have been. Perhaps he was also feeling melancholic, because he knew the path with Team 7 involved a much brighter future. But in the end. he decided on revenge:

It had been his reason for living for so many years now, he couldn’t possibly turn back now, not when such an opportunity to gain power presented itself.

The words at the beginning of the chapter were also very telling:

You can see Sasuke recalling those “comforting memories” while he was gazing at his Team 7 photo, and of course, who was it that was there? It was Sakura; the person who at this point, knew about Sasuke’s darkness better than anybody else:

Despite the reassurances of both Naruto and Kakashi that everything would be okay, Sakura knew better, she understood Sasuke better. She had also tried to convince herself that perhaps Naruto and Kakashi were right and that everything would work out fine. But I think in the back of her mind, she always felt as though this moment was inevitable; that it was just a matter of time.

Sasuke initially just asks her to go home and passes her without disclosing anything regarding the specific reasons for his defection. So as she was hurt by this, she asked why Sasuke always kept himself so closed off, why he refused to allow her to help him. To which he’d answer in a dismissive manner - which was the reason for her tears in the first place:

That little exchange was rather significant for several reasons.

  • It signified that Sakura wasn’t aware that despite Sasuke’s outwardly stoic nature towards essentially everyone, he did in fact emotionally open up to her more than he did to anyone else, as seen during the Bell Test, the Forest of Death, the hospital, and during this very conversation.
  • It signified that Sakura did indeed try to understand Sasuke, despite many claims by anti extremists to the contrary.
  • It signified one of the primary reasons for why Sakura was hurting, and also one of the reasons why her crush turned into genuine love; because she really wanted to help the lonely, broken boy beneath that cool and tough exterior, but he wouldn’t let her.
  • And it was also rather ironic, that towards the beginning of the conversation, they were talking about how Sasuke never opens up, yet he’d do so again in that very conversation.

Following Sasuke’s dismissive response, Sakura gave a dejected smile, as if she had expected Sasuke to give that sort of an answer; it was inevitable. Just as she had expected Sasuke to leave the village that night; it was inevitable:

Despite this, she tried to appeal to him anyway. She remembered the day by the bench when Sakura expressed her ignorant opinions towards orphans, opinions which rubbed Sasuke the wrong way, and he’d call her annoying for it. At the time, she was saddened over the whole ordeal, but now with hindsight, she was looking back at it with a smile on her face, because it was one of the moments in which she learned a little more about Sasuke. However, as Sasuke was trying to distance himself from memories which would potentially cause his resolve to falter, he acted as though he didn’t remember:

This upset Sakura at first, but she brushed it aside and kept trying anyway. She always keeps trying for Sasuke’s sake.

She’d recall more of the times they had together as part of Team 7, and stated that even though it was sometimes difficult, it was also so worth it because they had so much fun together overall:

This was also very significant. These were the

That were referenced to at the beginning of the chapter, and they were going through Sasuke’s head as he gazed at his Team 7 photo, and Sakura is the person who was reminding him of them; reminding him of the good times, the happiness he felt, and the happiness that he could potentially continue to feel, should he choose to stay. That’s what Sakura essentially represented to him; a future full of love and happiness. it’s all she ever wanted for him ever since the Forest of Death, and it’s all she ever offered.

Sakura then informed Sasuke that she knew about the Uchiha Massacre, but also told him that revenge wouldn’t bring him happiness. That’s why she wanted him to stay. She’d obviously miss him terribly, but she also knew that going down the path of revenge would only lead Sasuke to more misery: 

But surprisingly to Sakura, Sasuke was privy to this:

He let it be known that he had in fact considered a future with all of them, and actually thought for a while that it was the path he’d walk. However, his confrontations with Itachi and The Sound 4 confirmed his innermost desires; he was an avenger, it was what the Curse of Hatred had chosen for him: 

But Sakura would still persist. She tried to convey just how much Sasuke meant to her by claiming that despite having family and friends, if he were to leave, she’d feel a loneliness that was comparable to his:

And while that may not have been true, I feel that the main purpose of the claim were the implications that it gave; to show just how deeply she felt for him. Her words definitely seemed to be having an affect though, because Sasuke’s expression certainly softened as he thought about his times with her and Naruto again. However, Sasuke would stand firm, and he replied that new paths lay before all of them.

Therefore, in one final plea, Sakura poured her heart out to him:

You could really tell by her tone and expressions that at this point, she was desperate for him to stay, but that didn’t make her words any less genuine, because they were in accordance with what she had been trying to do for him for a long time now. She essentially promised that she’d do everything she could to make him happy, and ensure that he’d be freed from a future of misery and loneliness, even if it meant helping him with his revenge. She’d be willing to do it, if it meant that Sasuke would be happy:

But Sasuke, not wanting Sakura to get herself unnecessarily tangled up in his path that was rife with darkness, he simply told her, with a knowing smirk on his face, that she really was annoying:

The only thing that this reveals with certainty, is that he did indeed remember that day by the bench, despite his words to the contrary; it was a memory that now, just like Sakura, he too could recall with a smile on his face, because it had become another one of those

However, Sasuke’s words also possibly connote that perhaps he found her annoying because her words caused his resolve to falter when he thought his mind had been made up. Throughout Pt.1, Sakura had always been there as somewhat of a reminder to Sasuke, that love was always available to him; he just needed to embrace it. But the Curse of Hatred was preventing him from doing so. Therefore, while Sasuke was unable to accept Sakura’s offer, he at least wanted her to know that he sincerely appreciated everything she had done for him, and left her with a word of thanks:


Now, in 693, as Sakura watched Sasuke go off to battle Naruto, while getting further and further away from her:

She watched him with a sad expression, because it’s like she “once again” (Chapter Title) felt powerless to stop what was about to transpire, just as she did when Sasuke left the village in 181: 

However, despite this, she knew that the least she could do was to at least try one last time, to do what she could for Sasuke in order to prevent him from condemning himself to such a bleak future. Thus, her expression of sadness turned into one of pure determination and tenacity:

She’d then tell him that she loves him again, while also mentioning that despite her best efforts, she always felt as though she couldn’t do much to help him; that she always felt powerless to prevent the inevitable:

This was seen when she felt powerless to stop him from leaving the village when she saw that he had his bag on his back:

And was also seen when she was watching him walk away in that very chapter, to potentially condemn himself to a miserable future:  

But despite this, despite her feeling of powerlessness, she couldn’t just watch and do nothing for him; she had to at least try. So, while fully believing that the Sasuke that she used to know was still in there somewhere, she desperately attempted once again, to appeal to the past, because she knew that that’s where Sasuke’s happiness resided - and Sasuke knew it too, so much so that his leg shook at her words:

Because despite already having been afflicted with the Curse of Hatred at that point, Sasuke experienced genuine happiness during his tenure with Team 7. They both knew this; they were a part of the

That they both remembered during 181:

And while Sasuke felt as though such a past had no bearing on his future because he had chosen revenge and had willingly allowed darkness and hatred to consume him, Sakura always believed that it wasn’t too late; she always believed that the Sasuke that they used to know was still alive, and she used the memory if him thanking her as her motivation to continue believing:

However, just like in 181, Sasuke would stand firm. And although his resolve once again wavered, he was buried far too deeply in hatred for her words to have any lasting effect. Thus, while displaying a very deeply pained and fake smile, he once again called her annoying:

This likely indicates that seeing as how he remembered as clear as day, what had happened between the two of them just prior to his initial defection, it had become a precious memory to him as well. However, he still felt as though he needed to let go of such things if he was to go through with his revolution - all ties and bonds to the past needed to be severed. So he put her in a genjutsu in order to stop her from interfering with what he felt needed to be done.

Subsequently, while Kakashi was defending the feelings and efforts of his student, Sasuke, clouded by hatred, failed to see any reason why Sakura should love him, and vice versa:

It was as Tobirama said in 619 - the love that Sasuke once knew had transformed into “an indomitable hatred that consumed [him]” - The Curse was causing him to embrace the hatred and constantly shun the love that was offered to him unconditionally.

However, after hearing Kakashi state how you’d only need a reason to hate someone, and how much Sakura still loved him despite the pain it was causing her to see him this way, Sasuke likened her affection to the one he felt from his family; an affection which he deemed to be trapping her to a “failed past”:  

This “failed past” he mentions is rather significant. Firstly, He compares the love she feels for him with that which he shared with his family, which was genuine; not some “fantasy of true love” or “playing at love” as he had described it as earlier. Here, he acknowledges the depth and sincerity of her feelings, despite not being able to understand her reasons.

Furthermore, the “failed past” is used to indicate that Sasuke believes that the person Sakura wants to retrieve no longer exists, or has been altered beyond recovery. He thinks he’s gone too far down his path, and it is too late for him to return to how he used to be. Hagoromo says it best over here:

Sakura herself essentially embodied Sasuke’s past; how she offered the love he once had, how she aspired to return him to the way he once was - All things in which Sasuke was looking to let go of, because those things were no longer an option for him… Or so he thought :)


Once he had been saved from the darkness, and was able to see the world clearly once more, he mentions to Sakura how he was finally able to see the things he’d overlooked up till now. This not only allowed him to finally see why he desperately owed Sakura a sincere apology, which I go over in detail in this post, but now that he was able to embrace love and welcome the bonds he shared with people, he was able to see things and people from all sorts of perspectives, and not just through the tunnel vision of hatred and revenge. And during the time skip of 699, his perspective of Sakura was likely included in this. Thus, when she asked if she could go with him:

He tells her that his sins had “nothing to do with [her]”, because now, he was aware that this freedom and clarity that he was currently feeling, was all that Sakura ever wanted to do for him. Prior to this, he didn’t understand why she and Naruto were persistently getting in his way. Now he understood. Furthermore, the fact that he mentions that this was a journey of redemption for him is also important. He intended to redeem himself, and this meant that he felt he needed to make up for his sins. He therefore wouldn’t allow himself any luxuries; that’s likely a large reason why he refused to wait for his new arm, and part of the reason why he refused Sakura’s company. Those were luxuries that he felt he didn’t deserve.

Although, Sakura initially took this the wrong way, and was comically saddened by his answer. However, she’d notice Sasuke walking towards her:

And he’d subsequently poke her on the forehead, just like his late brother used to do to him all those years ago, and he did so while promising to definitely see her once he returned:

This was huge. This was the sign of affection that he always received from his beloved brother, and the fact that this was an affection that he received prior to succumbing to his clan’s Curse made it all the more significant. Because Itachi affectionately used to poke his forehead during a time when Sasuke knew and understood how it felt to love and be loved. Therefore, it truly was the “ultimate display of affection” for Sasuke, and for him to use it on Sakura explicitly indicates how sincere his affection for her now was.

Furthermore, the fact that Sakura was now able to look into Sasuke’s eyes as he thanked her was just the icing on the cake. The look in someone’s eyes can reveal a lot about their feelings and sentiments, and just look at the face Sakura makes when she looks into his eyes as he thanks her:

She knew that the affection that Sasuke felt for her was 

And was therefore excited at the prospect of what the future may bring…


I hope you enjoyed Anon! ^_^

A “Us” Thing [1/2]

“What is this?” Kara asks one afternoon, and it takes Alex a moment to figure out what exactly Kara was inquiring about. After all, Alex and Astra weren’t exactly home often, and thus the apartment only really held the bare essentials, and the odd smuggled alien equipment here and there. All of which Kara knew about - except for this one tiny detail.

Swinging herself off the couch, Alex made her way across the living room and over into the kitchen, where Kara stood in front of the rather impressive fridge. Standing beside her sister, Alex peered at the surface of the fridge, her eyes immediately honing in on the bright baby pink post it stuck on it. When Alex gave a light hearted scoff at it, Kara turned to her, confused.

“I don’t get it,” Kara continued, as Alex picked the post it off the fridge. “I know that you didn’t draw it for sure,” because Alex’s drawing abilities only extended to scientific graphs, biologic structures, circuitry, and the like, “and I would recognize Astra’s doodles anywhere … but why a shark?” Kara questioned.

Alex flashed the post it towards Kara once more, “she’s gone fishing … or swimming,” Alex pauses, “I’ll have to ask when she gets back,” she mummered off, grabbing at the pen from one of the magnetic clips also stuck on the fridge. Though distracted, Alex doesn’t miss Kara waddling up closer beside her.

“You know … Aunt Astra is great at drawing … she was the one who taught me early on,” Kara continued softly, and though Alex had reached that conclusion herself, she listens as the pen moves under her fingers. “Actually, all the woman in my family were probably artists, or at least that was the case on my mother’s side, but everyone did eventually move on … my mother to become a judge, aunt Astra to become a warrior, then general … and if … I would have probably studied in sciences, with my father and most of the House.” Kara pauses, her eyes hazed with the mere possibility and ‘what could have been’ for just a second before she shakes herself out of it.

“A-Anyway! Aunt Astra never really had the chance or time to actually draw something and all, but she always encouraged me … and made me a small doodle whenever I asked,” Kara smiled brightly then, “she must really love you though, Alex … Astra would never show something like this so blatantly just for anyone you know, especially not for something like a  … ‘I’m out’, message.” Right, because one was discouraged from pursuing more than one ‘path’ back on their planet … Alex knew this much at least.

Unable to help herself, Alex smirks and gives Kara a side glance, “well I’m obviously more loved seeing as I don’t have to ask to get all this,” and snickered when Kara gave her a super-soft shoulder punch in retaliation. She may be a smug little shit, but the brunette had learned to make each post it count, had memorized nearly every message and doodle left from the general. She didn’t need Kara, or anyone else, to tell her just how precious each of those little treasures were.

But like everything else involving Astra, Alex refused to make things odd for the other woman, refused to treat her as if she were fragile, or suddenly soft, and thus she handled the woman’s little tokens in true Alex Danvers fashion.

“…And, there,” Alex breathed out, satisfied as she capped the pen and placed it back into the clip holder on the fridge. She gave the post it a few waves back and forth before Kara pounced on her, figuratively.

“Lemme see! What did you do?” Kara demanded, and once Alex presented the post it, Kara’s jaw dropped and a look of horror washed over her face, “Alex! What the hell!” She cried, “Fix it!” the younger Danvers continued, “you monster! Fix it!” she continued, flailing her arms, and if Alex didn’t know and remember better, she would have accused the other of throwing a temper tantrum.

“I think it looks fine Kara, it’s a masterpiece now, don’t you agree?” Alex provoked, still proudly presenting the post it. “I mean, sure the shark took up too much room, and the little guy is still proportionally correct, right?”

“No! Stick figures don’t even have ‘correct proportions’ Alex!” Kara fired back, “Fix it!”

“Kara. I used a pen to draw this, there isn’t-”

“After I just told you-”

“I mean, this is a couple thing, you know, it’s not like I’m getting a kick out of this-”

“That’s a lie! Fix it before I dropkick you to the sun!”

“Hello?”

Both Danvers turned to the new voice, Alex leaning as far as she could over the kitchen island while Kara desperately tried to climb over Alex to reach the ruined post it note. Blinking at her two favorite people, Astra quickly made her way over to the now, bickering siblings who continued to hiss and stretch over one another while brushing away Astra’s existence.

“I hope she dumps your dumb ass into the trash-”

“Not cool-”

“Ah! No Aunt Astra!”

Sadly, before Kara could take the post it from Alex, Astra plucked it from Alex’s outstretched hands. Both sisters quieted as The General ran her eyes through the ‘offensive trash’, as Kara had called it before Astra intervened.

With a quirk of her lips, Astra gave Alex a look. It wasn’t a glare, or the usual deadpan stoicism that she gave other soldiers or irrelevant humans, it was a … glance that spoke volumes, that told just how much the General adored her human. Thankfully, Alex at least had the sense to blush just the tiniest bit, turning away from the smothering look, pleasing the quiet beast that raged in Kara’s ever protective heart. Though, while her aunt hadn’t found the post it offensive, Kara decided to be offended for the two of them.

“Alex, this is not okay! Just because she probably gets to … you know, at night or whatever, doesn’t mean you get to mess up or … or vandalize her art,” Kara stuttered through, effectively ruining any chance of stay mad.

“Little One,” Astra called, and the sisters turned to her, “thank you,” she said simply, with a small smile, before turning to Alex … 

Nate Maloley: You take my breath away

Nate’s P.O.V.

How did I get so lucky to have her in my life? I am so grateful to have her in my life and being the man she is in love with.

Since she came into my life, I have proved to her that I am worthy of her love. Words cannot express everything I feel for her.

She looks so beautiful while she sleeps. I always wake up first so I can be able to see how peaceful she looks. It doesn’t matter what she is doing or how she looks, she is always able to take my breath away.

I start peppering her face with kisses to wake her up. I was about to reach her lips but then she opened her eyes and gave me her amazing smile that I love.

“Good morning baby.” I said.

“Good morning babe, why were you up so early?” She asked me.

"You see I thought I was having a dream where this amazing girl that always seems to leave me breathless with her beauty was my girl and she was sleeping in my bed and it was a great dream but then I opened my eyes and I saw she was next to me. When I saw her I just couldn’t take my eyes off her, so I just kept staring at her and thinking how lucky I am to be hers,” I told her.

"Nate I love you so much, I’m the lucky one here because out of all the girls that are after you, you chose me and this past year has been so amazing to have you by my side.” She told me and hearing her say that makes me fall more in love with her.

"Baby from the moment I saw you at the store, I knew you were going to become permanent in my life. I was so nervous when I was heading your way I bumped into one of the shelves and I was so embarrassed because you saw the whole thing. I thought you were thinking how much of a loser I was but you came up to me and asked if I was ok. I knew I had to get to know you and look at us now.“

I remember like that was yesterday, you looked so cute and I couldn’t even laugh because I knew you were embarrassed. I’m just so happy I met you that day.”

“But babe you know that when you saw me you thought I was the hottest guy you had ever seen.”

Yeah babe whatever helps you sleep at night.”

I knew she was joking so I started tickling her so she could admit it.

Stop, yes I thought you were the hottest guy I had ever seen. You win!”

She had a pout on her face and it felt like time froze around us and I knew I had to do it now. I always wanted to ask her by going all out but I know she would love it any way. I couldn’t look away, it was like the moment before we had our first kiss.

We both just stared at each other but then I placed my lips above hers and the feeling I had that night was always there. We kept kissing until we needed air, seeing her with her lips swollen from our kiss gave me confidence because I could see the love she has for me in her eyes.

"Y/N, I know we have been only together for a year but I feel like I’ve known you my whole life. I have never thought about my future until you came into my life. You are the one I see by my side and I want to have a family with you. Everyday you make me feel like the luckiest man on this earth, I always thought I wasn’t good enough but you showed me I am. You showed me what being in love really is and how it feels. I thank god everyday for letting us cross paths and letting our journey begin. Y/N Y/L will you please marry me?”

I looked at her and I saw she had tears running down her face but she had the biggest smile too and she was just nodding her head. I was so happy she said yes. I grabbed her hand and put the ring I bought since our anniversary because I knew she was the one. I gave her a kiss and she wanted to call everyone to let them know but all I wanted to do was lay in bed with my fiancé. It felt amazing being able to call her my fiancé but pretty soon I will get to call her my wife.

I usually pass over most posts that, because of shipping reasons (it’s obvious when is like this), misinterpret Renji, some even openly insult and bash him (sometimes even on his own tag, not on the search of “Renji”), because I’m sure that they are going to continue thinking the same despite what I can say, because they are blinded by their hatred. And I see this kind of posts many times because I use Renji search too.

But when I see someone, on the Renji tag, who say that they really like Renji, but it seems they haven’t really been putting attention to his character, or the own manga, I really feel the need to make them see that their interpretations are wrong, especially when there is evidence in the manga of this. And then they get angry and defensive, probably because their ship is more important to them than trying to get this character right, so they blind their eyes to the evidence.

So, I don’t understand why, having the evidence in chapter 682, of Renji saying that were BOTH, Renji and Rukia who avoided each others’ path:

why there are still people saying that Renji abandoned her (?). I know that you can’t expect much from people who have been reading the manga wrong, and still read the manga with the shipping googles on, to only see their prefered pairing and, in the process, they distort the characters that get in the way of their deluded dreams. But, come on! if you can’t read what is clearly said in the text: “RUKIA AND I had grown so distant from each other, WE drifted so far apart,  WE avoided not only eye contact but crossing each others’ path”, then what kind of reading comprehension you have. 

Renji is saying in that panel that were BOTH who avoided the other, that were BOTH who drifted apart. Renji doesn’t consider himself the only one who did this. He thinks that were BOTH of them, Renji and Rukia.  And the scene where Renji says this, shows the panel where Rukia is running away from him, so this is related to Rukia being upset and disappointed with Renji because he let her go.

But, besides, that Rukia had drifted apart from Renji too had already been implied before in this scene in chapter 144, so chapter 682 only clearly confirmed it:


Kira said that Rukia knew it herself, that they had a very different social status, so here Kira is implying that she had already avoided Renji’s path by herself, by her own decision, so Rukia hadn’t tried to get in touch with Renji either, because Kira knew that Rukia had kept herself away from Renji too. And not only that, but in this scene Renji had thought to have some sort of contact or relationship with her, even though he said later, in chapter 682, that were both of them who had avoided each others’ paths, and so Renji finally chose not to go near her, but Renji’s first intention wasn’t to avoid her path. And in that scene Renji is looking at her longingly, so Renji didn’t avoid to look at her either, but she didn’t look back at him (if she really noticed his presence).

People forget that Rukia had been very upset with Renji when he didn’t tell her to stay with him, that she had the gesture of removing his hand and running away from Renji, which implied a breakdown of their relationship on Rukia’s part:

Kubo and Morita’s impressions about that scene, and its influence in Rukia and Renji’s relationship later, also confirm this:

Kubo- That episode was really amazing! (commenting anime episode 32) Renji and Rukia, those 2 acting performance gave me the chills, and the last “yeah” by Morita-san was also exciting. In that episode, there was a scene where Rukia, played by Orikasa-san, made a shudder run through me for the first time. When Renji put his hands on Rukia’s shoulders, Rukia said, “…I see… Thanks.” and removed his hand. I was thrilled and surprised at the way she said “I see”. It made me think, “Wow! So this is what was going on!”

Morita- Rukia’s words “I see” are the starting point that characterizes how the relationship between Renji and Rukia develops after this. Hence, if not enough emotion is put into those words, the story that follows would seem rather shallow.

People also forget that was Rukia the one who said sorry to Renji because she hadn’t shared her burdens, her problems, with him, not only now, with the problems of her execution, but during the past years, since that she had removed his hand and ran away from him. Because of that, she has the gesture of gripping to him, a gesture contrary to her removing his hand. It’s a gesture of reconciliation:

So, here it’s implied that Rukia was aware of that she had avoided Renji, and in chapter 682 is finally confirmed. And Kubo didn’t put a similar scene of Renji saying sorry to Rukia, because of the years of their separation, because Renji’s main mistake had been other. Renji’s main mistake had been to let her go to be adopted, he had upset Rukia with his decision of letting her go, and so that is the mistake that Kubo gave Renji a scene to fix it:


People shouldn’t be surprised that Renji and Rukia ended up together, married, because Renji finally said that he wasn’t going to let Rukia go. So Renji finally said what Rukia wanted to hear, what Rukia would have wanted to hear that time when she received the adoption offer, because that was what Rukia had felt upset with him, that he let her go. And he sure fulfilled this promise, and BOTH fulfilled their wishes, because BOTH wanted to end up together, in a romantic relationship, married.

And I’m not saying this to make Rukia look bad, because, in my opinion, that Rukia was shown as a human being, like any person, feeling hurt, disappointed and angry at someone, and being able to make mistakes too, makes her a more realistic and relatable character. In my opinion is a point in her favor to show these feelings. And Rukia had every right to feel upset and disappointed with Renji, especially and because he was a very important person to her, so she had many expectations put on him, but was also a mistake on her part, because it was a drastic and a very long separation, she had to have thought in trying to fix this situation of their relationship. Like was a mistake that Renji let her go to be adopted, and also not to have tried, not only thought, to talk to her before his appoinment as vice captain.

In fact, some people don’t like to analyze why Rukia acted in her past with Renji in the way she did, because then they would have to admit that Renji was more important to Rukia than what they want to admit, even important in the way that they don’t want to admit. So they solve this conflict simply blaming Renji for everything, even not really reading what is clearly written in the manga, so, in their eyes, Rukia can continue looking perfect, because, apparently, to be imperfect, like any person, demotes her character. So Rukia can show what great person she is forgiving Renji, he is the only one who made mistakes, even though in the manga was Rukia who said sorry to Renji, and in the manga is said that were both who avoided each others’ path, and in the manga were both of them who made mistakes. I don’t like at all this fanon and boring version of Rukia.

anonymous asked:

I really liked that idea about Aiko being in Cannon! :D Sounds funny!

I started writing that, tbh, and I spat out a little less than 5000 words until I got bored. here, have it. If anyone cares maybe I’ll write more??? And maybe even if no one cares??? Who knows.


It would have been really fucking cool to use Hiraishin seals to bring objects to her instead of traveling to objects. Aiko kept that thought in mind, and not how phenomenally the experiment had failed.

‘Fuck if I know why I ended up where I did. Fucking random. Shouldn’t I have ended up near a seal?’

There was exactly no chance that Aiko had ever left a seal in Mizugakure.

“Bloodline user!”

Especially not, you know, in the reign of Yagura. Who was giving her an unpleasant look, and leaping backwards as his guards moved forward with blood in their eyes.

At least it wasn’t her first time travel mishap. She quickly focused on the important part.

“I was not!” Aiko retorted, ducking under a machete that should have taken off her head. It made a slicing sound when it passed over.

Unfair. What kind of idiot assumed a bloodline was responsible when someone appeared out of the shadows-

Oh. Shit.

She cheesed it, sprinting past the surprised shouts and reflexive projectiles. Aiko went up a building face, scorching the stone facing and accidentally blowing chips off with too much chakra. At least three Mist-nin followed with more grace.

‘Did I just start the Bloodline Purge?’ she wondered in the part of her head that wasn’t going ‘oh shit oh shit oh shit when the hell am I?because history had never been her strong suit.

That would be embarrassing. But at least it wasn’t boring…

Luckily or not, a few days later Aiko managed to track down a newspaper that confirmed she should find a textbook when she went home.

‘So how long do I have to wait until Mei-nee-chan kills Yagura and I can have a friend with an important hat?’

Ugh. Aiko turned the newspaper to the front page to glare accusatively at the date again. The man selling the papers cleared his throat.

“Have a cold?” she asked, not really caring.

‘I’m eleven at this point. Or…’ Aiko looked down to confirm that her body was very much that of an adult, as it should be. ‘Well. One of me is eleven.’

It’d be a while until that shitty situation was resolved in Mizu. Not that it was like, Aiko’s problem or anything. She didn’t care.

Aiko scowled, crumpling the newspaper in disgust and stomping off. 

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I know everyone keeps pointing out how different Rick’s relationship with Michonne is from his “whatever the fuck that was” with Jessie, but I also think it’s worth noting how different it is from what he had with Lori.

Because Lori was never his partner, she was nerver really on his side. All she did was expect things from him, question him and blame him for everything. I wouldn’t be surprised if on some level she blamed him for the entire ZA.

And with Michonne it’s the exact opposite. She has had his back from day one. And when she doesn’t agree with his decisions she always tries to show him a different path, and if she doesn’t know what the better way is either, she makes sure he understands that whatever happens, she’ll be on his side 100%, because she knows that he’s doing everything he can in a very bad situation.

Lori never did that. Whenever she didn’t agree with something she would just act dissatisfied and follow him anyway, pointing fingers the entire time. And she was never clear as to what it was exactly that she wanted from him.

And we see this even before the ZA. It is made clear that they were already having problems before the whole shit went down, and Rick wants to mend things but he doesn’t really understand what it is he’s doing wrong, because she just keeps giving him mixed signals, expecting him to read her mind, and then getting upset when he doesn’t, and saying that he doesn’t love his family in front of their kid.

There’s even a flashback to the day when he was shot and we see her talking to a friend of hers about their marriage problems, and she tells the friend how it annoys her how hard he tries, and how calm and reasonable he always is, and that’s just WHAT??!! Are you being serious right now?!

It always felt to me like Lori and Rick were never really meant to be, and had the ZA not taken place they would’ve gotten divorced eventually.

Dabb's Supernatural and Female Characters.

You know what I’m most excited about with Dabb running the show. The more I learn, like he has been running it since 11x15. And the more I read and think about it the more I’m excited for female characters in the next season. With in the last few minutes of the finale we saw several things that I believe pointed in the direction the show will take in regards to their treatment of female characters. Some of it is returning to the old ways and some is paving the way for new things and letting us breathe easily.

With the redemption of Amara it’s the end of all powerful women on the show are evil. When was the last time we had that? When was the last time they’ve introduced a badass and very powerful female character and the boys haven’t had to stop her or kill her? Artemis maybe? So that’s season 8 which was written by Loflin who used to write episode with Dabb. (Coincidence?)

With the return of Mary we see the end of fridging women. Many people have written about how bringing back Mary has taken the first female character on this show to be fridged out of it. But she isn’t the first female character that Dabb brought back. People say that Dabb took control from 11.15 on. Rowena came back in 11.18. I strongly suspect that Rowena was supposed to stay dead, Carver isn’t one to create complex parts or adapt to story changes. So Dabb has already revived two women on the show (two mothers). I think that this is a great sign and it gives me hope that females will no longer die for the sake of man pain. Remember: Dabb was on stage when the fans confronted Carver about Charlie’s death. He was there to see the cast basically mutiny and for Carver to have “the worst day of his life”. I think that Dabb fully understands his audience and how they react to fridging female characters.

Then there is Billie, a woman of color that was created to simply be a boogie man lurking in the shadows to create tension and suspense for the story. She was a plot device and there is argument that she was a plot device in this episode as well. But, if that was just the case why is everyone wondering about the backstory between her and Crowley? She was given layers and a thread that will connect her to plots in the next season.

And with Toni we see the return of strong women with complex motivations that are here to stay. I can see people arguing with me over this last point because I’m arguing with myself. But, strong women on this show recently are either one-offs, children, evil, or brand new to the supernatural world and stay on the fringe of it. This is a woman who is a mother, she’s a scholar and a guardian. She isn’t evil. People may not like her because she shot Sam but lately the Winchesters haven’t really been the champions of good without doing some dark stuff. Remember how Sam was supposed to go down a dark path to get Dean back, killed a human on screen. And Dean, Dean was a demon.

I’m so excited for next season. I’m happy with how things have slowly shifted so that it has been organic and in excited to see all these characters interact with each other. I also feel like Dabb is the man for the job. He understands the fans, he’s been around since season 4 aka since Cas joined the show. That’s right people Dabb has been with Supernatural as long as Misha has. Do you think he’s going to show Misha and Cas more love? I do. Do you think he’s A-ok with homosexual themes and characters at the forefront of the show? Recent episodes say yes.