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Stranded {Part 1}

Fandom: Marvel/Avengers

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader (Female Identifying)

Series: Stranded

Warning: N/A

Writer: @imaginesofeveryfandom aka @thequeenofthehobbits

Summary/Request: Merman Bucky AU: You find yourself stranded on a desert island no thanks to a stupid group of pirates…you happen to make a friend, however, who’s determined to show you how to survive.

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anonymous asked:

So this is kind of personal but it's something I need to share. Tomorrow it'll be a year since I tried to commit suicide. It's a bitter sweet day but i'm happy I guess? I'm here today & I've been able to become the person I am now. I was strong enough to get through it. I was able to see spiderman for goodness sakes! If you had told me I would see my favorite boy play my favorite superhero I would have laughed. I know this is weird but I feel emotional & don't have anyone else to celebrate with.

i am SO happy and SO proud of you. i’m so glad you’re telling me, this is definitely something worth celebrating. i’m so glad you’re here and that you got to see tom play spidey. i’m rooting for you! i love you darling. i’m here to talk whenever u need to 💞

the-heart-alchemist  asked:

Another request for schneekos? :)

Here you go!


Weiss sat in the locker room, staring at the piece of paper in her hand.

Her first report card from Beacon.

It was absolutely dismal.

Just look at those grades! She couldn’t tell Father about this! Or Winter…

“I’m sorry. I’ll do better.”

“You’ll have to if you ever want to leave.”

But this, this wasn’t better. Some of these marks… for goodness’ sake, her History mark was the same as the class average! Average. How she hated that word, and everything it implied.

Ordinary. Drab. Meaningless. Stupid.

Weiss felt her eyes begin to burn, her chest tighten. But she refused to cry. She stared up at the ceiling, waiting for the tears to dry and for the lump in her throat to release.

“Weiss?”

Weiss whirled around. She had come here specifically to be alone, to avoid stupid concern and prying eyes.

The cutting mark she had prepared died on her tongue as she found herself staring up at Pyrrha Nikos. Perfect. Just perfect. Weiss shoved her report card behind her back and forced her face into a pleased smile. “Oh, hello Pyrrha. How are you?”

Pyrrha’s brow remained furrowed in concern. “Weiss, are you alright? You… you looked upset.”

Weiss almost told her, but what was the point? Pyrrha was perfect. In school and combat and looks and everything. How could she understand how awful it felt to never, ever be good enough? “No. I- I’m fine.”

“Okay.” To Weiss’ dismay, Pyrrha didn’t leave, and instead sat herself down on the bench beside Weiss. Weiss felt her skin grow hot where Pyrrha brushed against her. Infatuation and shame sloshed in a nauseating combination inside her stomach. “Where’s the rest of your team?”

“I could ask the same of you,” Weiss replied, defensiveness making her voice sharper than she’d meant to be. She sighed. “They’re in the dorm. I- I just needed space.”

She needed to not be told how well she had done, when it was clear that she had failed.

“I know the feeling,” Pyrrha said with a chuckle. “I love them, but my teammates can be a bit much.”

Weiss nodded absently, chewing at her bottom lip.

“Oh!” Pyrrha exclaimed. “I actually was looking for you- I wanted to thank you for your help with Dust Chemistry. You’re most of the reason I passed the class.”

Dozens of people had asked Weiss for help with that class. Pyrrha was the only one Weiss had said yes to. “You would have been fine. You're… you’re Pyrrha Nikos.” Pyrrha’s face fell, and Weiss knew she’d said the wrong thing. “I mean, you’re brilliant. You could have aced that class all on your own.” It was one of the few classes Weiss had aced, but that was only to be expected.

Pyrrha’s smile returned, and she set her hand on Weiss’ shoulder, sending a thrill down Weiss’ spine. “Thank you all the same.”

Damn it, why did Pyrrha have to be so nice?! Why couldn’t she be mean or petty or shallow, or anything that would make the ache in Weiss’ heart go away? Why did she have to be really, truly perfect? It was like having a magnifying glass held up to every flaw. Pyrrha was perfect and Weiss…was not.

“Weiss?” Pyrrha’s worried frown had returned.

“What?”

“You’re crying.” Weiss realized with a sickening jolt that it was true. She reached up to wipe the tears but Pyrrha beat her to it, brushing them gently away with her thumb. “Can you tell me what’s wrong?”

Weiss burst into tears- real tears, she was snotty, sobby, ugly crying into the sleeve of her dress. Because somehow, she always managed to screw things up. She could never get it right. She just kept on failing…

“Weiss, I-I can leave if you like, but I want to help,” Pyrrha stammered. Weiss hated the pity in her voice. Here she was, a Schnee, crying like a baby in front of the most composed, talented girl in school.

“I don’t understand why you would want to stay,” Weiss choked out. She kept her face buried in her arms. Pathetic, hissed a voice in her head.

“It’s okay,” Pyrrha repeated. “Really. Why…why are you crying? Is it because of… me? Did I say something wrong?”

“No, no. It’s just…” Weiss shook her head. She knew she shouldn’t, but she really did want to explain herself to Pyrrha. She’d been holding this in for so long. It wasn’t as if she could embarrass herself any more than she already had.  “I am a Schnee. I’m supposed to be all of these things. I’m supposed to be perfect. And I’m not. I’m bratty and mean and untalented- my grades are ‘average’” she spat out the word, angrily shoving her report card at Pyrrha. “But you… you really are perfect.” Weiss’ face heated at that final sentence as she directed her gaze down at her feet.

Pyrrha was silent for a long time. Then finally she spoke, taking her time to form careful sentences. “I understand how you feel. I do- believe me!” she added as she noticed Weiss’ skeptical expression. “There was a time when I would spend weeks after every tournament obsessing over what I had done wrong. How I could be better. I was terrified because the whole world saw me the way you see me, and I was waiting for them all to realize that I was really just a fraud. I still feel that way sometimes.” Her openness took Weiss aback. How could Pyrrha see herself as anything less than what she clearly was? She was at a loss for how to answer.

Thankfully Pyrrha spared her the awkwardness and continued to speak. “I think you’re good enough, Weiss, not unkind or untalented at all. I’m sure that doesn’t make you feel any better- because you want to be perfect. But nobody is! Not even me.” She put an arm around Weiss’ shoulders. “Does that help?”

Weiss nodded, wiping away the last of her tears. “I’m sorry, Pyrrha. I didn’t mean to burden you with my problems.”

“Please, burden me!” Pyrrha gave Weiss a friendly squeeze. Weiss prayed that Pyrrha wouldn’t notice the blush creeping up her neck. “I’m your friend, it’s what I’m here for.”

“Thank you,” Weiss managed to croak out. She was close to tears again, for an entirely different reason.

Pyrrha handed back the report card. “Try not to be too hard on yourself. Try to remember that nobody is perfect.”

Try telling that to my father, Weiss nearly replied, but she had bothered Pyrrha enough for one afternoon. Instead she stood, dusting herself off. “I’ll see you around.”

Pyrrha flashed her beautiful smile and Weiss felt a familiar twinge. “It was a pleasure talking with you, Weiss. If you ever need anything, don’t hesitate to ask.”

Weiss wanted to kiss her, right then and there. But she maintained self-control. “Thank you. I should return to my rooms now, my team will be wondering where I am. Do I… does it look like I’ve been crying?”

Pyrrha studied Weiss’ face for a moment. “Well, yes,” Pyrrha said almost apologetically, but quickly added “but you don’t have to go back to the dorms right away. I’m sure your team can make do without you a while longer. I…I  know a nice spot on the roof, it could just be the two of us?” she suggested, and Weiss could have sworn she looked nervous.

But she could have been imagining things. All Weiss knew for sure was that she didn’t have to force her smile this time.

“That sounds perfect.”

Even with a cursory glance at my stuff over the years, it’s pretty obvious to me that I’ve got the chops to do pretty much whatever I want with the Multiverse; I just need to construct some sort of system to tie it all together and make it easy to look at and learn about.

I’m pretty sure the games will be good for immersion’s sake, which means there should probably be reference materials on the side to go along with them/provide something for people to check out before/alongside/in lieu of diving into those.

Although at first I was kind of uncertain about the format of the refsheet i posted up the other day, now that I’ve had a bit to sit on it I do think I’m actually pretty happy with the end result.
I’ll likely play with simplifying the background art and perhaps a cleaner way to present the infotext, but it’s a workable start.

I know I can do this. It might be a little slow to all come together, but this is all stuff I can handle.

If I start now and make sure to keep the momentum going, maybe I’ll have something nice to show for it by next year, hm?

anonymous asked:

OMG! I wasn't saying like it was something to be ashamed of!!!!! For goodness sake!! I have been in that situation, too! I'm better now! I was asking because... when I was really bad, I was in a fandom, too. And that was my escape. Like this fandom is for you. God.

I recognise the “symptoms” in you. And, for reading about your situation with your mother, that is why I asked. I didn’t mean to offend you. It’s perfectly normal in your situation. And it’s perfectly normal that you want to find an escape. I’ll just tell you one thing: this, too, shall pass.


No worries anon. You came off a little condescending but obviously that wasn’t your intention. Maybe I’m just sensitive. I’m sorry! 

aperfectdayformayhem  asked:

Once you get this you have to list five good things about yourself. Once you've answered, send this to ten of your favorite followers. Not negotiable, positivity is amazing

Crap… ahhhhh

1. My tats are pretty awesome, they are well done, lovely, and show my passions

2. I am very hard working, I chuck myself into anything and everything and apply myself as much as I can.

3. I like my sense of humor, I am the most loving asshole you will ever meet, I am funny, my humor is dark and most things aren’t off limits and nothing offends me for the sake of a joke really. I am good at one liners and fast replies.

4. I don’t take shit and if I see an injustice I step the fuck up and get stuck in, often regardless for my own safety.

5. I AM A GOOD LOVER -flex-

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You’re sitting in the theatre. Everything is perfect. It’s accurate, it’s visually stunning, everyone is on point. It’s a perfect adaption. The title flies on screen.
Deep voice: Fullmetal Alchemist
Everyone in the theatre:(slightly different intonation) Fullmetal Alchemist.

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Overwatch Offense Heroes!

I finished the first set of weapon infographics! Goodness sakes, this is quite the undertaking. I won’t be including Doomfist until he’s well out of PTR, so I’ll be moving on to defense heroes next! Wahoo!

A little background: Even with my Overwatch obsession and 400+ levels of playtime, there are still some mechanical nuances that I find myself learning! I wanted to put together some visual reference to break down the quirks of each hero’s sidearms. Hopefully this will help some newbies/visual learners/curious gamers out there!

Keep checking back here for updates and fixes as I nitpick and as the Overwatch team re-balances the stats :-) And as always, feel free to shoot me comments, questions, etc! Happy dance!

AH, ALSO! Please don’t re-post without asking me first: these are very likely to change as the game does and I want to avoid as many erroneous, defunct copies of these floating around as possible.

Offense Heroes | Defense Heroes | Tank Heroes (coming soon!) | Support Heroes (coming soon!)

wlw deserve better than Supergirl

Honestly, I know you are all coming at Jeremy and rightfully so but screw Melissa in particular. Because she is the lead. She is the main character. She is the role model of the cast, above anyone else. She is the one who holds the most responsibility. Not only to be a good role model but to be a feminist because that is what the show and character is about. And not whatever she is because it certainly isn’t feminism. Like yeah, she went to a women’s march. Nice. Yet she openly mocks and ridicules wlw. When she is the star of the show and when taking in such an important role she signed up for all the extra responsibility. This is a show where she plays Supergirl, a female superhero. As a lead. And a show with wlw canon representation. She plays a character that is meant to be the embodiment of acceptance, open mindedness, female empowerment and feminism in general. Yet she was having fun being homophobic on camera, on purpose, at a convention about said show, for the fans to watch, knowing most of the audience is lgbt.

Like this isn’t even about ships. The actors were not simply mocking a ship when they did that. Or making a joke. They were mocking the concept behind it. They were mocking the fact so many wlw saw two women on tv and thought maybe they could be together, maybe they wouldn’t be straight. They were mocking these wlw viewing themselves as these characters or seeing them as characters validating their identity. They find that funny. Melissa, who is playing Supergirl and has become a role model to young girls everywhere, openly mocked women even daring to relate to those characters and hoping that they could end up together.

Young girls everywhere will see these actors they look up to that play characters they look up to mock wlw. These girls will feel like being attracted to girls is ridiculous and wrong. Because they saw these grown adults mock and invalidate it. This is a show for families and for young girls in particular. Having the cast do this is awful. It goes against everything the show should stand for. Everything Supergirl and Kara as a character should stand for.

Not to mention how it validates homophobia. It will validate homophobes everywhere. In fact, it already has. I’ve already seen so many homophobic posts because of this. Because the cast was homophobic so everyone thinks it is okay to be that way. Young people learn from media. Everyone knows that. Young people will watch this video and repeat such behavior. They will start to think being lgbt is bad. That shipping gay pairings is ridiculous. This validates all that negativity.

Basically, Melissa should get as much or even more backlash. Not because Jeremy isn’t to blame but because she supported such behavior. And not only that but she joined in. While not only being one of the characters in such ship, therefore someone these women admired, but also while being the lead character of the show

You know who was the only person there that showed any actual professionalism and female empowerment/feminism? Katie McGrath, who tried to give the lgbt fans watching, wlw in particular, validation despite the fact the rest of the cast were mocking them and her for doing so. She went against her cast to try and make sure these young girls knew it is okay and that they are valid. Bless her. Because she did not have to do that. In fact, if anyone should have done that it was Melissa, who again, is the lead and the biggest role model. Yet Katie went out of her way to be the only one to actually display a good set of morals and risk ridicule for the sake of being a good person. She was in a toxic and tbh weirdly aggressive homophobic environment with people she has to continue working with and still decided to speak up about it. That is being a good person.

And then we have Chris Wood mocking the situation again and interrupting Katie. Because of course, the guy that is playing the love interest of Supergirl would do something gross like that. Not only that, but it adds up with all the Mon-El issues that teach young girls that they should look for abusive disrespectful entitled lazy guys who do not listen to them and then they should spend their time babysitting the guys until they are sorta barely decent boyfriends. Oh, and that these guys should definitely be their whole world and priority. Very progressive. Not to mention this was the same guy that said he loved the negative things about this ship. Which really means he ships it because he enjoys the abuse.

The worst thing is they knew exactly what this would do. Jeremy was purposely insulting the fans as he looked straight at the camera and aggressively yelled it out. He was yelling out homophobic things not to joke around with the cast but directly at the lgbt audience. Melissa called mocking lgbt people “brave”. You know what is brave? To dare to identify as such. Or to dare to identify with a character on tv when you know they will never be written that way. Or to openly support a gay ship despite the fact they are either canon and treated horribly or they are never canon. That’s brave. Being openly homophobic? That has been standard behavior since forever. That’s bigoted and close minded. It’s cowardly, not brave.

And don’t get me started on how they wrote Sanvers into their show as an attempt to lure lgbt fans in and exploit them for views yet everyone in the crew/cast are clearly homophobic. The crew is included for the treatment of their canon lesbian ship. They know the lgbt fans are watching because there is a wlw ship yet they had no shame in being homophobic on camera for everyone to see. If anyone had any doubt about why they wrote Sanvers now they have confirmed it exists for ratings only. Because clearly, the concept of women loving women is not realistic enough for them. Melissa supporting Sanvers? A publicity stunt because she obviously loves mocking wlw and their ships.

Im not even going to get into Jeremy’s “apology” that was really him making himself sound like the victim and acting like lgbt fans were overreacting and dramatic about it. We apparently can’t take a joke. Okay, but maybe being homophobic isn’t a joke nor is it funny. We have to deal with homophobia every single day. It is something that oppresses us. It is something that is used against us in every way. Homophobia can literally threaten our lives yet somehow we are supposed to laugh about it like it’s hilarious? Oh yeah, how funny. Silly wlw thought for once two women could be in a relationship or that they could simply pretend they are in one. So funny. Hilarious.

Great role models. Amazing. The CW should be very proud. Somehow there’s only like 3 decent people in the cast now and only one of them is brave enough to speak up against homophobia. And it isn’t the lead actress that claims to be a feminist. No. She’s too busy being homophobic.

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[Hey guys! @1-800-pipedream​ did these absolutely AMAZING cosplays for our AU and I’m honestly so flattered! Starry and I were both freaking out earlier about how great these two looked and honestly I still am freaking out, lmao.

Thank you guys for submitting and showing your cosplays to us! Everything about this cosplay is gorgeous! 💕  If you’d like to see more of their work, you can visit their Instagram page here! ]

oh, shit, people actually asked me to follow up on Preaching The Good Word of A Functional Alignment System, okay

i hope you people know what you’re unleashing here

(whole thing prompted by this right here, notably including the tag #unpopular opinion: the definition of lawful and chaotic has been thoroughly twisted over the years since od&d)

So some of you (the ones who didn’t request this) might be wondering: “Alterz, why would you want to go back to the old alignment method? If people generally agree on the new alignment definitions then why confuse things by trying to change them? Is this just some old system nostalgia?”

Well 1) I’m too young by far for old system nostalgia but more importantly 2) people don’t? agree????? on the alignments???????

And that’s a problem, because the whole point of the alignments is to give some rough guidelines on how any given character is likely to act. It should be inarguable. The very fact that people can have arguments over what an alignment is means that the system has failed.

If you look in the alignment section on the more recent D&D editions, they literally have to go into detail on each alignment to explain what each one means. Worse still, for a system theoretically set up as a gradient, the different alignments are basically buckets and it gets really confusing if a character doesn’t neatly fit into one of those buckets.

Some examples from characters I have actually played: a mercenary who I labeled as neutral because I could make equally compelling arguments for why he should be lawful neutral, chaotic neutral, neutral good, and neutral evil. A hermit who at any given time was chaotic neutral or neutral good, but could never reliably be described as chaotic good.

Under the system I’m about to provide you, the mercenary is inarguably chaotic neutral and the hermit is unambiguously lawful good. End of sentence, all cleared up.

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