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anonymous asked:

In your teenage mecha ninja turtles fic what's all of the main 6 doing with their lives? Are Donnie and April just collecting degrees and being geniuses? Are Leo and Usagi making use of dimensional skype calls? I'm so pumped to hear what you think they're doing.

In this fanfic of mine, the main six have all aged as well as six human/mutant disasters possibly can, and this is what my version of things has them doing:

April and Donnie started a company together once alien/mutant rights were established; the company is O’Neil laboratories and majority of their work is in sciences that no one else for a long time could even comprehend. Very world changing stuff. Donnie is mostly only involved with the scientific portion of things, he remains the top scientist and likely will even after death, while April is a tiny devil in a suit that continues to crush their competitors/saboteurs under her fist. She might be pushing ninety, but she is A) still a kickass kunoichi, and B) the most powerful psychic this side of the galaxy, possible in all the known universe. She’s a scary as hell old battle ax, and Donnie is a grumpy old codger. They live together for convenience and because they’ve remained best friends their whole lives.

Casey and Raph got restless around sixty or so, and ended up becoming travelers. Like, inter-dimensional and universal travelers. When they’re on earth Casey and Raph spend most of their time crashing at April and Donnie’s place, but otherwise make their way through dimensions and galaxies as they feel like it. Traveling with them is typically Casey’s daughter, Shadow (they couldn’t stop him from giving her that name, trust me they tried), who is buff, stubborn, and too much like her uncle and dad. Their time spent on earth is getting longer lately, since they’re really getting up there in years, but they remain the hellraisers they’ve always been.

Leo is a bit of a drifter on earth, moving between his siblings and friends and spending months on his own wherever he ends up next. Occasionally he’ll visit other dimensions, like Usagi’s, which has always felt like a home to him, but he likes earth best of all. He spends the most time in Japan, partially because it’s where his father was from, partially because he just prefers the culture and atmosphere of the country. Once they were really done their wars and battles, he hung up his mantle as a sensei and leader and retired for good. A lot of bad stuff happened to them over the years, and his choices directly led to some of those things. They’ve all got issues like that, even years later, but Leo feels the weight of them the most at times.

Him spending time with Karai and her wife Shinigami helps with that, since Karai’s role as the Godmother of the Foot clan is hardly an easy one. Her popular saying is that her daughter Pimiko will have to cremate her before she lets go control completely. They basically spend a lot of time being meddling meddlers and showing the current generation of crime bosses they still got it.

Mikey is the only one who remained in New York, but sometimes still goes to stay with one of his siblings/friends or goes on a road trip with Raph, Casey, and Shadow (and whoever she’s dating at that moment). Home sweet home is where he’d rather be though, even if Donnie keeps telling him he should at least buy a real house. (Mikey still prefers living off the grid, and this has resulted in Donnie and April putting money into creating a new lair for him. One they admittedly also really love being in, same for everyone else in their family. They’ve come so far from who they were as teens, but sometimes they just gotta go back to where they started.) He ends up semi-adopting his four ‘turtles’ one by one, and eventually becomes the Hamato who follows in Splinter’s steps. He’s pretty proud of himself for that and he loves all his kids down to his old bones.

Family reunions are a huge mess, since the Hamato clan has gotten pretty large over the years, but they make sure to have one every few months regardless. Family is a precious thing, and they’ve all got the lingering feeling that one of them could disappear at any time if they’re not careful. The whole process just gets even more chaotic now that Mikey has kids too, and honestly the idea of them all being wrinkly old hellraising veterans together is an excellent one. Especially now that the next generation is there to learn from them all.

pike starts out a stranger.  he’s just another authority figure jim’s got no use for, someone else to prove wrong, another set of expectations to deal with. sure, he’s solemn when he turns up at pike’s office after his first and only attempt to drop out of the academy two weeks in – he’s something sad and vulnerable, a little bit broken and unsure where to turn; he doesn’t want to go back, going forward might not be great either but it’s better than going back.  anything’s better than that. 

sure, pike serves as his academic advisor. there’s occasional meetings and discussions about him: how classes are, how he’s doing.  small talk type stuff that jim hates because it somehow feels hollow. because he’s still not one hundred percent sure why this guy acts like he gives a damn when jim feels like a commodity: a statistic on the recruiting quota for pike to brag about, a trophy.

somewhere along the line, though, that all changes.  somewhere along the way, he realizes christopher pike isn’t just saving face.  he realizes chris pike is one man in a very short line of people who actually do give a damn about him, of people who want to see him thrive and succeed.  i don’t know whether it was a conversation had after an issue in class or yet another demerit ( a demerit nearing one too many ) for a fight or a prank or breaking curfew, something in which chess was used to get him to lower his defenses enough to talk, or reaching out in a last ditch effort to see if the older man could pick him up, bloodied and bruised and drunk, after a night out when there was no one else, or the shift in expression and attitude when asked what his plans were for thanksgiving break ( there’s nothing more than a shrug, ‘cadet uhura’s mom is in town, they invited a few of us to dinner.’ ‘are you going?’ ‘no.’ [quiet, and then] ‘it’s a family thing. my mom’s deployed. i don’t have anyone to go with.’ [more quiet] ‘well, if you need a plus one…’ he shows up with pike. ), but it does happen. and jim settles into cultivating another healthy relationship.

so much so that he’s twenty three, it’s the end of fall semester, exams are over, and he’s wound up sick – worked to the bone, finally stress-free enough that illness can take hold.  and it’s enough ( it’s bad. some strain of flu. ) to earn himself a stay in the hospital. it lasts a week. pike visits more than once.  it happens on one of the earlier visits – early enough that he’s still delirious, dehydrated, exhausted, miserable, more asleep than awake ( restless though that sleep may be ). he doesn’t remember a whole lot from those first few days and, drugged up, this doesn’t make the cut.  but there’s a cool hand on his head, his flushed cheeks. fever-bright blue eyes open briefly enough to just make out his visitor.

he shifts, stretches, squirms in discomfort with a face contorted in a grimace. he relaxes, boneless, into the thin mattress and strewn blankets and then, quietly, breathes out “dad” in a sigh.

he’s out again after that.

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the part with the master sword in botw is a nice marriage of story and game mechanics and everything but I have a very specific interpretation of the scene

I just got your messages ~

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so, on the subject of fish

I dont fuckign know guys

i can’t find the post so i’m gonna say it again

dear young witches, those who are 13-15 or even younger. do not take offense if an older witch won’t teach you. they’re legally not allowed to without your parent’s/guardian’s permission because you’re a minor and if your parent/guardian doesn’t like you doing witchcraft or you’re in the woods we cannot teach you in secret because that can look really bad. also your parent/guardian could make up lies about us and get us in trouble with the authorities because they don’t want us teaching you or us being around you. and i can already hear ya’ll saying “but i could defend you!” i’m really sorry but the judge isn’t going to believe a kid as young as you. it’s sad but it’s true. so again please don’t take offensive if an older witch turns down teaching you.

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this stream was a complete blast thank you so much to everyone who came and hung out!!! we got some real great work in lmao…..