but then just no

Whenever people ask me why I like Dan and Phil so much, I can never really think of the right word. “Oh, I just love them”, “they make me happy”, “they are unique”. After really thinking about it, sure they make me happy, but the word that describes them the best, personally, is solace. I find solace with Dan and Phil. If I’m stressed, I know I can watch one of Phil’s videos to get my mind off of things. If depression is hitting me hard that day, I can pull up a DanandPhilGames video. If I need a laugh, I can watch Dan’s videos. Their liveshows give me comfort, as if I’m listening to a long distance friend talk about their week. So thank you, Dan and Phil, for providing me with solace.

As time passes, the bonds between the IPRE increase and that probably increases the power of the engine. Right at the beginning, though, as they’re racing away from one of the early worlds, Davenport has the sinking realization that it’s not enough. The engine is not running on enough power to outrun the apocalypse again, and of course it isn’t, because it was designed for a leisurely two-month exploration and not a high-speed chase. They’re not going to make it. And he thinks his crew must realize that, too, because they’re all nervously glancing out of the windows as he narrowly evades another deadly blow. 

Damn it all, they’re his responsibility, they look to him for guidance and he’s going to get all of them killed because he couldn’t do the one thing he’s best at well enough. They’re good people and they don’t deserve this. He doesn’t know why, but suddenly it’s vital that they all know that they’re more to him than just strangers. 

“If we don’t make it out of this,” he calls over his shoulder, “I want you all to know that it was an honor to travel with you.” He can’t turn his attention away from where they’re going, but he can feel their stares on his back. And, because he’s the best at what he does, he can feel the ship shudder slightly under him, gaining the smallest surge of extra energy in the engine. 

The bonds engine, which runs on bonds. Fuck.

Davenport calls out again, this time with far less gravitas: “If any of you want to, I don’t know, hug it out or something now would be a great time.”

It takes a moment for them to catch on, but they’re his crew, so of course they do.

“I think you have beautiful eyes!” It’s Barry, suddenly the approximate complexion of a tomato, and he’s got his face in his hands seconds later so it’s not even clear who he was talking to but the outburst sets the rest of them off.

“Lucretia, you have lovely handwriting even though I can’t read a damn word!”

“Magnus, for the love of whatever gods are watching, you are very brave but please stop getting yourself killed?”

“Those cupcakes without the icing that you made are kickass, Taako!” (And, somewhere in the background an indignant shriek of “Muffins? Do you mean muffins, Magnus?”)

“You make the best coffee at three in the morning which is some kind of fucking lost art, and that’s the only reason you’re allowed to correct my notes even though I was absolutely right about that last equation you erased, wasn’t I?

That was an accident, Lup - Merle I think your approach to both horticulture and religion are… uniquely inspired.”

“Davenport, you are a very brave leader and I appreciate all of the difficult decisions you make.”

They’ve almost got it. They’re almost there, they might make it after all, they just need a little more power. It comes from a very unlikely source.

“That’s just our luck, right?” Taako is looking out of the window, and he sees what Davenport sees, that the force chasing them is still just a little too fast. “Finally get used to having these chucklefucks around and now we’re gonna get eaten. Finally find some people worth keeping and boom, apocalypse. It’s fucking ridiculous.”

Everyone is staring again. Taako’s ears twitch lower as he realizes what he’s just said, aloud, at a clearly audible volume and obviously unintentionally. Magnus sniffles a little, clearly moved, and mutters “Aw, dude.”

Lup sneaks up on Taako and hugs him from behind, holding him firmly in place as Magnus and then the others join in. Davenport is the only one who notices the moment when they outrun the Hunger one more time, just barely slipping through its grasp.

(Davenport considers organized bonding activities after that, but he watches his crew make a mess of breakfast together the next morning, and he realizes that isn’t necessary.)

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THIS IS SO GOOD THO LOL honestly i feel like lapis and amethyst could actually get along smashingly if they gave it a chance

… okay so i definitely was going to animate dre under the lovely @cursetale‘s blessing and… then i couldn’t get Dreby outta my head so here we are

i’m totally working on Dre but man i just could not resist that face and those bunny ears are you kidding me

from this gorgeous chain from last week or so between cursetale and the also-fantastic @blesstale because just… hell yes. hell goddamn yes.

huh. I just realized something, with Jude Harley confirming that he took his father’s last name, and this man also goes onto raise Jade Harley (not really creative with the names is he?) and with this being man Beta!Jake English.

Does that mean Jake’s last name truly should be Harley all along? I mean, I know the origin of the name English in the alpha universe is only because of Beta!Jade Harley/Jake’s Grandma taking it upon herself in order to mock The Condesce for having “English” as a master, meaning if she didn’t Jake really would have been Jake Harley because that’s what his Grandma Jade Harley’s name was

I don’t know, its weird that it just occurred to me that Jake’s real last name in every universe really should have been Harley if not for the Condesce interfering with things

and like, I feel like the same probably applies to Jane Crocker? Because she’s only named that because she was groomed to be Betty Crocker’s/Condesce’s Heiress, like her original name IS probably that of her Poppop’s, which is Alpha!John Egbert

meaning, “Jane Egbert” and “Jake Harley” were the original names, but due to the Condesce’s influence, either through the rebellion of or forced assimilation of their Grandma/Poppop, they changed to reflect the conflict between Crocker and English

like, before we just thought that Jade Harley’s last name came from a mispronounciation of Halley the Dog, but that can’t be the case if Jude is ALSO named Harley! and clearly stated to have his father’s last name, meaning it really IS Jake Harley!

I’m sorry I just feel like my mind has been blown yknow?

anonymous asked:

Why do you think GOB is bisexual? Look back at his interactions with women: he's disinterested in them and quick to shoot down their offers of sex (or avoids sex altogether, like with his seal trainer wife), and seems like he's only with them out of some misguided feeling he should be, or to provoke a reaction from his family. He's repressed. S4 was very obviously about him coming to terms with being gay. I'm surprised you're getting a bi reading from it? He's never convincingly been into women

i think the issues we’ve seen gob have with women stem more from his developmental issues than from him having a lack of interest in them.

homeboy has textbook Commitment Issues™ which isn’t surprising given his upbringing and we see this over and over again, from his sleeping around in high school and sleeping around post high school for that matter, to his relationship with marta, etc.

and bringing up his wife is funny to me, bc he looks pretty interested in sex to me here:

there are also a few instances in the show indicating he’s into threesomes. ima talk about these a bit. 

**and by the way, i’m not trying to say that anyone who is into threesomes is automatically bisexual – i just think these particular scenes are good evidence for gob in particular being into both men and women.**

the first time, early on in the show, there was this scene:

gob: heard you’re selling the yacht.
michael: yeah, i had a couple in there this morning.
gob: yeah, i know.
[flashback]
gob: well, they got the “asian” right. “hotties” might be a stretch. …well, let’s start with the little one.

(sorry i don’t have gifs of it) but yeah. there’s that. looks like lil gobie ~ordered a couple to have sex with. and it doesn’t seem like he specified genders. or at least doesn’t care. go him tbh

then, in another scene, he briefly mentions a threesome he had in the past with a female and a male.

and then there was a scene in season 3, where we see he was trying to have a threesome with ann and some other chick:

gob: my religious girlfriend just dumped me, and for a simple little misunderstanding. i mean, if someone was always asking you to embrace the Holy Trinity, what would you think they meant?

narrator: gob thought it meant a three-way.

this girl is shown slapping him:

and we later see that ann is the other girl in this scene.

~~bi vibes~~

moving on, i do agree with you that *some* of his relationships with women were to provoke a reaction from his family (mainly his relationship with lucille 2), but i think it’s also pretty obvious that he’s interested in women sexually as well. he just has major issues committing to relationships and expressing feelings. and that goes for both men and women. 

a huge part of season 4 is gob coming to terms with his feelings for tony, which is awesome. we finally see gob able to (at least a little bit) open up and talk about his feelings. but i don’t think this completely erases his past interest in women. bi erasure is a thing k. i just think it shows that he is slowly getting better at expressing his feelings along with him coming to the realization that he wants to be more than friends with tony.

gob is just a very love-deprived individual and i just really hope we get to see much more of him and tony bc this poor child is finally getting some love and growing up and HE DESERVES ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD 

at the end of the day you’re obviously free to have your own opinion but gob is my bisexual son and no one can convince me otherwise ¯\_(ツ)_/¯