but the whole point of this is really

“She doesn’t really know what she wants. She really is trying to do the right thing and morally, her compass is really pointing north. The Resistance is really not that much to her. I mean, she’s been left her whole life, and very quickly is eager to sort of help other people, which is wonderful. She wants to be part of something. I mean, everyone wants to be part of something.” – Daisy Ridley, Entertainment Weekly

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Klaus x Reader

Requested by @basketmaniac

Christmas Prompt List

Christmas Prompt Masterlist


“What do you want!” You groaned into your phone as you held it to your ear, not moving from your cocoon of blankets.

“Settle a bet.” Klaus hummed cheerfully.

“Klaus. It is three am on Christmas eve. I’ve heard of getting up early but this is silly.” You complained and he scoffed, ignoring you.

“If me and Santa got into a fight, who do you think would win?” He asked you and your eyes shot open and your whole body went ridged from shock.

“Klaus you can’t kill Santa it’s christmas!” You yelped, to tired to really understand what you were saying.

“I have not killed Santa. If I had I wouldn’t be asking.” He pointed out and you heaved all your duvets off the bed, dragging them to where you’d last seen Klaus.

“I love the new look.” Kol said as you stumbled in and looked around.

“What is going on!” Rebekah huffed as she stomped into the room in christmas pajamas that were far too cute for a Mikaelson to wear.

“Klaus woke me up and then murdered Santa!” You wailed and started sobbing.

“This is why you let human’s sleep Nik!” Rebekah sighed and lifted you over her shoulder. “You keep the poor things awake until ungodly hours of the morning every night, eventually they break. (Y/N) Santa is fine.”

TWD 8.05

Two points:

1) Rick and Daryl should never be allowed to do missions alone together. First, they lost a whole truck of supplies because they couldn’t get it together to shake off one little ninja, and now they lose valuable explosives because they were fighting. Sure, there is a lot more to it than that, but they’re a mess.


2) I give even less of a shit about Negan now than I did before. I really only watched for Father G and the above disaster team, and the best part was watching how the Saviours practically fall apart without Negan.


Okay, 3) Eugene better shut the hell up.


And 4) Father G better not be bit.

TLJ Reylo Questions

I was tagged by @greyjedireylo

  1. Do you think we’ll get a shirtless Kylo scene? Since I think it does actually have some narrative value as in showing us what the state of Kylo’s injuries are rather than telling, it’s a possibility.
  2. If the whole ‘let the past die’ speech really is Kylo talking to Rey, what do you think it would take for them to sit down and have a civil heart-to-heart like this? This kills me because his voice is so fucking soft in that speech? To the point of sounding almost intimate. And the stakes are so high at the beginning of this movie and there’s SO MUCH to get over that that’s actually my biggest question and I have no answer, not even speculative. 
  3. What would it take for you to consider reylo ‘canon’ in TLJ, or what does ‘canon’ reylo mean to you in general? To me, Reylo is a romantic relationship. So, for it to be canon it has to be an explicitly stated romantic partnership at some point. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be thrilled with some form of relationship where they aren’t enemies anymore. 
  4. Do you think Rey’s hair/costume change has anything to do with Kylo? I think it’s more symbolic of her letting go of the parts of the past. Whether this comes before or after Kylo arriving on Ach-to, it’s really about her journey.
  5. If they fight each other again, how would you like it to go down? A ferocious battle that ends in a stand off not because of external intervention but because they realize killing each other isn’t the answer
  6. Do you think anyone will refer to him as Ben in TLJ? Yes. I honestly don’t know if Leia would ever call him Kylo Ren. Luke may refer to him as that when speaking of him in the past. I  don’t think he’ll revert back to the name himself in TLJ.
  7. What do you think the ‘something Kylo can’t quite place’ is that Adam referred to when talking about Kylo’s feelings towards Rey? I don’t think it’s outright love but I think it’s him being drawn to her, wanting to understand her. Basically the “who the fuck is this” that is the precursor to falling in love, but not love itself. 

I’m super sick and don’t really have the wherewithal to come up with anything decent so I”m not going to tag anyone right now. I may come back to this later. 

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For this to work Neil should both be a little shit and have exy balls with him at all times, so it seems pretty reasonable to me

Based on this

Also imagine Nicky shouting “Kinky!” in the bg for extra nonsense

OK BUT IMAGINE THIS
  • Sirius and Remus in the common room, lying on the couch, next to the fireplace, relaxing after finishing doing their homework️️️️

  •  Sirius leaning against Remus’ legs while Remus is reading a book️️ ️️

  • Remus unconsciously stroking Sirius’s hair because damn it’s so soft️️️️️

  •  His hand involuntary slipping behind Sirius’ ear ️️

  •  Sirius (half asleep) doing the you-just-touched-my-ear-i-have-to-scratch hysterical, canine-like leg movement️️️️ ️️️️

  •  Remus being fascinated by it and continuing stroking️️️️ ️️

  •  Sirius wriggling and kicking so badly, he falls off the couch️️️️ ️️

  •  Remus laughing his ass off so much his face turns blue️️

  •   Sirius giving Remus The Face Of Betrayal™
    (“how could you offend my pride in such brutal way you heartless bastard”)️️️️ ️️

  •  Sirius probably being mad at Remus for the next two days️️️ ️️

  •  Remus bursting into laugh every. fucking. time he recalls it ️️️ ️️

  •  James (after hearing the story from Remus) mocking Sirius at every opportunity, trying to scratch his ears during transfiguration class and calls him little pups casually️️️ ️️

  • And Sirius just being sincerely done with these two️️ ️️

  •  But he loves them both sO MUCH, GOD DAMMIT he can’t do nothing but just accepting it

6 years ago this was an audio only movie discussion podcast where the whole joke was that the two hosts didn’t know what they were talking about and had nothing interesting to say so the episodes were only like 5 minutes long. With that starting idea, it has evolved to a story about Tim’s murder trial after he distributed toxic vape juice that killed 20 people at an unpermitted EDM festival that he was headlining. I actually made a point to be in front of my computer at 10:00 last night so I could watch this live. This is a really special comedy universe and I’m so glad it exists.

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In which Bakugou is me

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I AM NEVER GOING TO BE OVER THIS.

I am never going to be over Loki literally being the most decadent king he can, that he’s literally watching theatre in his bathrobe while eating grapes and drinking wine.  A play about himself, cast in the best possible light, just after we’ve seen the giant statue of him in the main thoroughfare.

I love it because it deliberately evokes thoughts of decadent, uncaring, selfish kings who laze around all day instead of actually tending to their kingdoms and neighbors, actually being leaders.  That this is backed up with Thor basically calling bullshit on the whole “leaving our neighbors their freedom” when they’re getting slaughtered (which we know happens when you take Asgard out of the picture, because that’s exactly what was happening at the beginning of TDW).

But it’s also contrasted against the themes of colonialism and how incredibly complicated a thing that is, the answer in these movies isn’t just to withdraw and keep to their own borders (as they were forced to do when the Bifrost was destroyed or when Loki wasn’t interested in paying attention to them) and contrasted against how nobody really seems to hate Loki anymore, if they ever did, even after the shit he pulled in the first movie.  The reaction to the reveal is a gasp of surprise and then an OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE, LOKI.

I love it because it’s hilarious but also because it’s so purely Loki–he’s stable for awhile, but it all would have crashed out from under him, because Loki didn’t want to lead, he wanted to be adored.  He wanted the glory with none of the real sacrifice or hard work or boring parts.  The whole point of this scene is that Loki is not satisfied with what he thought he wanted, he’s not happy with having Odin’s position, he never expresses any real kind of regret at losing the kingship. He’s bored with it, that’s why he’s out there watching theatre instead of actually doing king things, that’s why he’s (briefly) more suited to Sakaar, where it’s all about backstabbing and outmaneuvering each other.

It’s even why he’s not ultimately satisfied with that, either.

He only ever wanted the throne to be seen, to be Thor’s equal in the eyes of Asgard.  He only ever wanted the throne to win, to prove a point.  Once he had it, it was boring and not what he actually wanted at all.  He doesn’t mourn the loss of it, by the end of the movie he knows he wasn’t suited to it and it wasn’t suited to him.  He can be something better now, something more.

He’s never going to be Thor, but he doesn’t have to be.  Thor is meant to be king, he will take to it in a way that Loki never would have, will bear up under it in a way that Loki never could.  There’s no jealousy in Loki when Thor is crowned king of the last of their people, when he takes the interim throne, because Loki was bored by it, he knows his own path better now.

I’m sure he’ll miss being able to direct his own fanfic plays (YOU KNOW HE WAS INVOLVED, “I didn’t do it for him.” wouldn’t have come from anyone but Loki), but there’s no reason he can’t tell it at the next Asgardian feast, because Loki doesn’t have to be king to have Asgard appreciate him (in a way that he understands, because Asgard never hated him, not the way he feared they did), doesn’t have to hide who he is or what he’s like, he can be on the right path for himself now.

He’ll probably still lounge around their ship and eat grapes while telling stories, though, because THAT IS 100% LOKI.

I’m taking a lil hiatus to hopefully un-fuck my wrist, but have this old doodle because it’s the most effortlessly on point pre-bbq Josh I’ve ever or will ever draw

Thor: Ragnarok Impressions

I really liked Thor: Ragnarok. I’ll put my cards on the table: I am probably going to like movies in this shared Marvel universe more than the average bear. It seems that the more pissed I get at Marvel as a whole (a long story), the better their movies get. 2017 dropped three of my favorites, as well as a non-MCU bonus in the form of Logan. I’m a happy nerd.

I also don’t really want to go over the high points again. Every nerd and critic has already done that. So instead, I decided to share a handful of entirely personal thoughts I had about the movie during and after. Here goes.

Chris Hemsworth did not just become funny
Inexplicably, I’ve heard a lot of chatter that Thor is finally funny in Ragnarok. I’m wondering where these people have been for the rest of the films, or for Chris Hemsworth’s career. Thor has been the most comedically versatile regular character in the MCU for a while. Yes, more so than Iron Man, who rarely veers from his arrogant-playboy routine, and more so than Cap, who relies on his man-out-of-time shtick for laughs. He’s even funnier than any of the Guardians. All of those characters are entertaining and play off each other well, but Hemsworth can do it all himself. He’s able to simultaneously make Thor a lovable lug and poke fun at his tough guy image. It isn’t that he becomes funny in Ragnarok, it’s that Taika Waititi takes off the cuffs and allows him free rein.

Did they just actually move Loki’s character forward?
NOTE: HUGE SPOILERS IN THIS SECTION
Tom Hiddleston has always been a gift to the MCU. For one thing, no two actors in the franchise play off each other as well as Hemsworth and Hiddleston. For another, he somehow makes the “Snake” character work. Most of the time, when someone continually changes sides (Miles Teller in the Divergent series, for instance), you wonder why the other characters don’t just off them and get it over with. By comparison, Marvel has done an excellent job over multiple directors of maintaining Loki’s character and relationship to Thor in ways that let us see why the God of Thunder keeps the God of Mischief around.
In this particular movie, Loki is literally given the task of destroying Asgard to stop Hela, and seems to have mended his relationship with his brother. But…did he take the Cosmic Cube at the end? Of course he did. Not only can I see no other way he could have gotten onto the ship to escape, but it actually makes sense. Otherwise, the Infinity Stone inside would have been left adrift at the site where the world it was known to be on just exploded, for anyone to amble along and pick up. That may not be Loki’s motivation, but Thanos did promise to hunt him down if he didn’t bring him the Cube. And according to descriptions of the unreleased Infinity War trailer shown at Disney’s D23 event, one scene pictures a kneeling Loki…handing Thanos the cube.
If you think Loki’s constant betrayals are getting old, there’s another wrinkle: perhaps he agreed to serve Thanos again in order to spare the survivors of Asgard.

The movie definitely delivered on the title
Going in, I did not expect the film would follow the comics, in which, last I read, Ragnarok really happened and Asgard as we knew it was destroyed. In fact, the movie followed that pretty closely, with the exception of Loki not being the one to initiate the apocalypse. Asgard is gone, and Thor is getting ready to re-home his people on earth, similar to the comics Thor. This seems like a pretty bold move for the movies, but really, the Thor series and character were too tethered to Asgard, in many ways. Ragnarok was obviously meant as a clear break with the dour and serious tone of the previous Thor movies, and severing the character’s ties to Asgard was a necessary step. Also, I know critics aren’t supposed to like final battles, but that one was pretty epic. I don’t recall a giant green monster fighting Fenrir in the original myths.

Throwing the cast together really works
There’s not much to elaborate on here. Tessa Thompson kicks major ass and is mercifully not set up much as a love interest. Loki and Thor work as well as they always do. The Hulk and Banner fit surprisingly well, with Mark Ruffalo playing off the proceeding as himself as well as he does when he’s CGi-ed up. Karl Urban seems to have had a lot of scenes cut behind those meaningful looks, but his role works fairly well. Idris Elba’s Heimdall finally gets more to do than stand there looking serious, and it’s about damn time. Several movies could easily be made out of this group. Even Benedict Cumberbatch’s brief appearance as Doctor Strange is fun. The only letdown is no appearance by Jamie Alexander’s Sif. It would have been great to see her and Valkyrie get into a drunken arm-wrestling match. I also need to mention that Thompson’s inclusion pisses off racists, which is awesome.

Marvel’s villains keep improving
I’ve never been on the all-Marvel’s-villains-suck bandwagon, but there’s no question 2017 has seen their best ones yet. The Vulture from Spider-Man still takes the prize, but Cate Blanchett’s Hela is deliciously dark, and Jeff Goldblum’s deliciously devious Grandmaster is a treat. It’s honestly hard for me to see how Thanos could top any of 2017’s baddies.

Taika Waititi!
He can do no wrong. Everybody run out and see Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows, right now. I wouldn’t whine if they had him back for the next film.

Things I realized working on my Nano today:

1. Write the scene you don’t want to write.

I know you don’t want to write the boring bridging scene and you think 1300 words is a pretty good word count for the first day and you don’t even have any ideas for that scene because you had ideas for the scene before and you have ideas for the scene after.
Screw that, write it anyway. Yes, it might be bad, yes you’re really not inspired and it feels very bland right now. Write it. WRITE IT. Get to 1700 words with a boring filler scene that is needed for context.
Because honestly, if you’re not into writing that boring scene now, you’re not gonna be happy to have to write it on day 25 with 8K words to catch up.
Nano isn’t about writing your best novel, you cannot always write your best, Nano is about writing the whole damn thing. Then you’ll edit and rewrite until you make it good, make it best.

2. Pay attention when you read.

I’m not saying read everyday, nobody got the energy for that, but when you do read, pay attention to the words. If the way someone blended dialogue and descriptions together flows well, write it down for later. There is only so many times you can use “As for”, “But her eyes”, “When she”. At some point you get really tired of the way you write things, it doesn’t feel like a style anymore but just the same bits of sentences, simply reorganized with different words.
So pay attention to others’ words. Being able to use a phrasing you liked in your own writing will suddenly make you feel a whole lot more talented than you felt ten seconds before. Ride the highs when you can.

3. If you’re inspired to write more, write more.

Don’t settle for the 1667 words, if you’ve got a snippet of scene teasing at you, write it, a writer’s brain is a fickle thing and we don’t want you to forget why it had to happen this way, or this amazing dialogue you made up. If you write 2K today, that’s 200words you won’t have to force out on a bad day. Do it for future you.

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there’s a good reason these tables are numbered honey, you just haven’t thought of it yet // panic! at the disco

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You found it during your darkest time. And you said, when you made it through, that that necklace represented h o p e.