can we just address a few things

100 Prompts That Will Make You Cry: Part 1

Unfortunately, my amigos, we managed to come up with 100 prompts. Here’s part 1:

  1. You’re a ghost haunting your own funeral. You see that nobody showed up.
  2. What are these strangers doing in your house? You’re confused and angry, it’s been a week and it seems like they’re not leaving, they’re not even paying attention to you. You’re the ghost haunting your house without knowing it.
  3. A single man and dog run the Iditarod only to show up with the medicine for his daughter too late. This is his story.
  4. You fight for a noble cause. You complete all the necessary steps. You reach the top of the world doing good deeds to improve peoples lives. It’s your first day of retirement and you watch your hard work comes undone before your eyes.
  5. “You can’t understand how it is to feel this worthless. I just want it all to go away! I want it all to STOP!”
  6. Despite everything they did, everything they went through. It was made clear that their attempts were pointless, as they were too late to save them.
  7. The only thing left for you to do was to leave forever
  8. You didn’t visit your parent figure in hospital the day before they passed away because you wanted to finish your homework. Less than 24 hours later, you get a message from your sibling. “They passed away this morning.”
  9. No matter how hard you try, they just laugh at you. You are a joke, a game, you don’t matter. You’ve had enough.
  10. “Robert, you can’t just leave! There are fifty kids waiting for you! You promised you’d get us out alive. You told them so!” “No, darling, I promised I’d get us out alive. Us, being me and my 500 grand. Thanks for your help, by the way. Sorry about the boiled alive thing. Chao!”
  11. Why did you leave me? It’s been 15 years. Why did you leave? I can’t just accept the fact that you showed up on my doorstep expecting an apology. I have a family now. And I can’t let you pull me into your problems.
  12. Your school, company, or organisation has required you to go to therapy for a potentially traumatic incident. This is the session when you decide to tell the story of becoming estranged from your last living relative.
  13. You can only watch the live news helplessly as, thousands of miles away, an tsunami happens in the country your best friend happens to be visiting
  14. “My head is full of you but my arms are empty.”
  15. Best Friends Forever", we used to say. But now we aren’t even talking anymore. When I see them anywhere, another person is by their side, a new best friend. And I, I am all alone.
  16. Person A shares something that no one knew about them and it is very personal and then they get outcasted by their family and person B is the only one to support them as they cry.
  17. The fire was pretty, swirling in shades of blue and green and purple, if you could ignore the fact it was destroying the planet.
  18. A crying child in the hospital bed looks to you for answers. She wants to know where her mommy is. You have no answer.
  19. “I cannot take it anymore, Sam. You don’t tell me anything, you’ve been disappearing for hours, you have phone calls you don’t want me to hear, and now you forgot our anniversary. I’m done being patient. I have packed my things, you can keep the car and the house. Goodbye.” A small box fell out of his fingers, and a ring with a diamond shining merrily on the band rolled away, as the phone stopped playing out the voicemail.
  20. You unlock your phone, and, ignoring the shaking of your hand, answer the call. “Hey” you say, not even trying to compress the wound, too far gone as you already are, “no, i’m fine. I’ll be with you in a minute or two…”
  21. I knew it would be there, I saved for this special occasion. It was my deserved reward after a shitty day and it was gone. The cupcake was gone.
  22. it was finally summer, his favorite season. He sat up in his bed and told you all about what he did last year. He rode his bike everywhere, he played so many games with his friends, he swam in the town park pool… you were the doctor, and you had come in to bring his parents out of the room to talk to them about how the cancer had spread unexpectedly.
  23. You’ve just had an unpleasant lunch with your family and one of your siblings has just told you that you’ve been horrible the entire meal. What now?
  24. Your mom starts crying
  25. you walk down the street and you see a familiar face. Your heart starts beating faster and you speed up, because Gosh, you haven’t seen them in the longest time, but then as you are about to reach them and scream their name, you suddenly stop because remember that it can’t be them because you’re now on the other side of the world, and you left the person you love far away….
  26. It’s your grandfather’ funeral. The place is packed, he was loved by so many. Then, a small child puts a cup of coffee by his ashes.. (“Have this grandpa, it’s time to wake up”)
  27. The person you love has to be killed in order to save other people. Their death guarantees the others’ safety and it is the right thing to do, and they want to do it, but you have to kill them. So you do.
  28. you have the power to bring back the dead. You quickly realize that this comes with draw-backs since certain parts of them stay dead. someone close to you had an accident and this is the most difficult decision of your life.
  29. the smallest coffins are the heaviest.
  30. Her answer is to gently cup your face with trembling hands. Her smile is gentle and so, so sad. Her breathy whisper reaches your ears, “because love is watching someone die,” and shatters your world.
  31. It had always been her. From the first day you saw her, you knew that she was the one, the one you wanted to spend your entire life with. Day by day, that future became a little more solid, a little more opaque. Until you watched it shrivel, collapse and die when strangers pulled a frail, familiar body out of the wreck.
  32. you wake up to silence, except for the sound of quiet sobbing and a set of packed suitcases in the hall.
  33. “I’m going to… take a nap… just for a minute. I’ll be… right back.” He lies down just where he sat. “Could you… hold my hand?”, he asks of her. She moves carefully around the table, as not to disrupt the game that they will certainly continue. He rests his head on her knees. “Are you there?”, he asks. “Yes, I’m here.” He holds her hand tighter. “Are you there?”, he asks, slowly his voice getting quieter and weaker….
  34. You and your family were in a car crash. You think you’ve survived but in the hospital you found you’ve died and you watch your parents, your SO, your children and your friends mourn. You don’t leave earth. You remain there watching over your loved ones, but when they die, they don’t join you. You are by yourself forever.
  35. Driving home, you hit something. Getting out, you realize it’s your pet who went missing a few months ago
  36. Using the word ‘almost’ is the most melancholic way to describe an upsetting moment. She almost got there in time. He almost caught her. She almost told her. They almost made it.
  37. You realise animals no longer acknowledge your existence. They can’t seem to see or hear you. Your best friend is your dog.
  38. “I’ll never be perfect in my parents’ eyes no matter what I do.”
  39. When you were 7, you were kidnapped when for 15 years. At the age of 22, you are finally rescued. Write about your time held in captivity and what it was like when you were saved.
  40. Time and time again, the prompt guy refuses my Danny DeVito suggestions
  41. “You’re the worst teacher I ever had, but I don’t want you to leave, because you were also the best, in a way.”
  42. after always feeling like you were never wanted around, someone decided to tell you how you felt is exactly right. and now you have a fire in your heart you’ve decided to do something about it.
  43. He was supposed to protect me. Instead he became the one I needed protection from.
  44. “We’ll be finally be able to be together. Just one more year. Then we can finally be happy.” That was the last thing you said to your lover before going back off to war. Now you find yourself in an empty house, holding one last letter addressed to you and the memories of a lifetime of unfulfilled promises.
  45. I’m not sure which was worse: keeping it a secret for so many years, or the look on my mom’s face when I told her.
  46. you moved in a new town a few months ago. One of your friend tells you that he heard your best friend say “There’s no point staying in touch, we won’t see each other ever again.”
  47. “I’m sorry sir, but we’re all out of chicken nuggets.”
  48. You are a stray dog. Your master lost you 3 years ago. You go on an epic and heart-filled journey to find your master, not knowing that they are already dead.
  49. It was the first time your parents said the word proud in relation to you, but you could just feel that was nothing more than a backhanded compliment. It only made you feel terrible.
  50. After five years, they were finally back together. But time had torn them apart and as much as they tried, they were unable to love each other again.
  51. The dark and dreary realisation finally hit you: You’re the one in the coffin. This is your funeral. All these people are upset and crying over you.
  52. The war had been ravaging the country for years. You fought for your country, you shed your blood, you did your part. And yet a mistake is going to be your undoing. Write your last letter before your execution to a daughter you will never come back to.
  53. Your siblings played a game with you, it was called “Who can ignore you the most”. But it’s okay, you knew they love you, because there was still food on the table, and bedtime was still shared in the same room. It’s been years, you’re in the worst time of your life now, and you feel the need to reach out for help. You hope the game is over by now.
  54. You’ve been messaging someone online for years now, chatting with them about this and that every so often. They stopped logging on a month ago. You have no way of knowing if they’re okay, and can only watch and wait for a reply.
  55. You read a late familiar’s diary from decades ago. You knew nothing about them before this moment.Their insight in life is what you need to solve your problems, and your insight could have helped save their life.
  56. “I am so tired.” She whispered to him, inches away from jumping of that bridge.
  57. Every time your father leaves for work, you wonder if he’s going to die. You make sure to say “i love you” every day before he goes, but one day you forget…
  58. you’re the last member of your species, your culture, your language. Scientists are around you, waiting for every bit that you can share, for them to document. They don’t care about you. Although you’re surrounded by people, you’re alone.
  59. your idol, a vegetarian, was forcefully fed a hotdog
  60. Write about the small and big sacrifices mothers make for their children.
  61. You are trapped in a “coma” can hear everything around you, including friends and family coming to say goodbye before your life-support is taken away due to lack of insurance. They can’t prove you aren’t brain dead. You can’t say goodbye back.
  62. “The monsters won’t come and hurt me will they daddy?” “As long as I’m around,” he said, giving you a goodnight kiss. “No one will ever hurt you.” “You’ll come home right? Promise?” “I Promise.” But he failed to keep his promise. He never came home and the monsters got you after all.
  63. Tell the story of someone who goes about daily life, well, tries to anyway. It’s hard for them because they had severe depression. Tell of their struggles and trials. But also tell of their successes.
  64. For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never worn.
  65. you’re the last person in the world and you just lost hope for finding anyone else
  66. You went on a great quest with your friends. You slayed monsters together, fended off enemies, and overcame all challenges that came your way. However, your friends perished at the final boss. You’ve just defeated him, and the reality is sinking in.
  67. You are the new Death. The torch has been passed down to you for reasons you don’t know. It is now your job to take the lives of those whose time is up, old or young. Are you prepared to do it? And why were you chosen?
  68. You have become immortal through a game that destroyed your universe. You and and your friends recreated the universe. You remember, they do not. The big bad from the game haunts your dreams.
  69. You wake up and smell something burning. You think someone is making breakfast. You get up to see your house is on fire and you’re the only survivor.
  70. As the crowd around you cheers for your brother’s assassin, you hold him in your arms as you watch his life fade. He was the most hated man in the world, a brutal dictator, a tyrant worse than your father ever was. He was the very kind of man who you hated yourself. Yet you’re crying, looking down upon his smiling face as he watches the crowd and his killer in his final moments, because in the end this was what he promised you. He promised to make a world where no one would have to fight anymore, where there can be peace. And now that the most hated man is dead, there can be.
  71. After a long fulfilling life, you find yourself in the past, at the lowest point of your life. Your family is gone, your friends don’t know who you are, and you’re left with nothing. What do you do?
  72. there’s no pizza in the fridge
  73. You love children and plan to have some one day, until you find out at a doctors appointment that you are infertile…
  74. It’s the effort that counts but it’s the result that’s remembered. Write a story about someone who spent years devoted to their passion but their efforts remain unrecognised, unappreciated because they were ultimately unsuccessful, even after death.
  75. “…you never really loved me, did you.” and the silence said it all
  76. you are a dog going into the vet. You have no idea why your owner is crying. You have no idea that it’s your last visit.
  77. Your parents just told you that they’re getting a divorce.
  78. Your best friend/SO has wronged the gods and has 24 hours to live. You can trade your life for theirs by putting your essence by the mercy of the gods. What do you do?
  79. he spat angrily as he raised what remained of his son “I NEVER LOVED YOU”
  80. write a story where you build up to one character’s death. In the end, that character survives, but another character dies instead.
  81. You are a time traveler, but you never knew it. The only time you successfully did it was when you were a baby, and you’ve grown up a long time away from your original life. One day, you find a shrine… Dedicated to you, by your original family.
  82. You sat across from them at the table, and realized that you had both run out of things to say to each other.
  83. Write a story about an adventurous character who somehow survives all the trouble they get into. These are the memories of an old person, as they remember what they did, with a week of less left before their last breath.
  84. Everyone else had moved on further. You have missed your opportunity to move along with them, and you are the only one left behind in the gray lands. All because of your most annoying habit
  85. “But I rescued you from-” “You killed the dragon! You killed my best friend!”
  86. When you were little, you lost your parents in a house fire. Now, you’ve found out that you have the power to control fire, and are starting to suspect that the fire that killed your parents wasn’t a cooking accident after all..
  87. You spent the past 10 minutes walking back and forth from the lobby to the dance floor in search of them, worrying your ass off. They finally decide to come out and they curse at you for ruining their night.
  88. It was horrible, a pain unbearable to you, the feeling of your soulmate breaking down. The person you once loved, now shattered and scarred from trauma. The worst of part of it, you were helpless. All you could do was sit and watch, but you’d get your revenge. On Death himself.
  89. Your maths teacher gives you a school detention despite the fact that you are 110% innocent of everything you’ve been accused of.   You are forced to stare at a wall for half an hour in silence to think about ‘what you’ve done.’  What happens now?
  90. You confess to your parents about your depression and suicidal thoughts, but they just shrug it off as you being over dramatic. Months later and the sight of your parents still hurts you deep inside, because they never understood you.
  91. You’re in love with your coworker, who’s married and has two kids. He’s quitting job today. He tells you that he loves you.
  92. You’re in a room full of onions.
  93. You’re just about to start your period and you’ve been craving Chinese food all week. You finally get said Chinese food, get home, pull it out of the bag and drop it. You start scream-crying, and your family runs into the room to check on you. What happens next?
  94. Your daughter has been bullied ever since she’s started school due to the fact that you aren’t the richest of families in a pretty nice neighborhood. When she begs you to buy her a doll everybody likes, you know you won’t be able to afford it.
  95. You hide in your room and clutch a pillow, listening to the abusive language your family members through at each other. You hear your youngest sibling being physically abused again, and his screams echo throughout the house.
  96. “We found cancerous tissue. I’m sorry.” “What a way to start my first day of college.” (comment: this actually happened to me, I was diagnosed with cancer my first day of college)
  97. An old man is on his death bed, riddled with dementia.  Volunteering for the elderly with no family left, you visit, but he mistakes you for son or daughter.
  98. I looked in the mirror and realized who was staring back. It was someone I wasn’t content with.
  99. Write a story through the perspective of an abused cat on their 9th life.
  100. Tell a story about a person who never appears in photographs because they were always behind the camera, looking wistfully at everyone’s smiling faces. It is only after they’re long gone that someone finally notices. Old memories are brought up.

Since it has been expressed through the recent survey results that as a fandom we want more activities for everyone to get involved in and more of a focus on our love for Snape rather than addressing the hate that goes on, we thought we’d put a few together; Snape Appreciation Month being one of them! We thought it’d be a good time to do the appreciation month throughout May since Happy Snape Week is on May 28th so it’s a nice way to close things out.

You can show your appreciation through any means whether it’s through a text post, gifset, art or fanfic, etc. just no reposting other people’s work please. Be sure to include the tag ‘snapeloveposts’ within the first 5 tags of your post so that they’re all collected in one place for everyone see. No hate is to be addressed or mentioned here, these events are to be a safe and positive space for the fandom to share their love for the character.

Here is a list of topics we’ve put together to post about on each of the days:


Day 1.  General Snape Love
Day 2.  Potions Master
Day 3.  Head of Slytherin
Day 4.  Spy for the Order of Phoenix
Day 5.  Spinner’s End
Day 6.  Snape’s Parents
Day 7.  Pre Hogwarts Years
Day 8.  Hogwarts Years
Day 9.  Post Hogwarts Years
Day 10.  The First War with Voldemort 
Day 11.  Dumbledore’s spy
Day 12.  The Years Between
Day 13.  Headcanons
Day 14.  Favourite Relationship
Day 15.  Favourite Ship
Day 16.  Favourite Trait
Day 17.  Appearance (how you picture him)
Day 18.  Alan Rickman
Day 19.  Costume Appreciation
Day 20.  A scene you wanted to be in the films
Day 21.  Most Iconic Moment
Day 22.  Favourite Chapter
Day 23.  Favourite Quote
Day 24.  Favourite Moment
Day 25.  Favourite Fanwork
Day 26.  Favourite AU
Day 27.  The moment you realised you liked Snape


For more details I’ve put together an FAQ or you can either message @severusdefender​ or myself. If you could reblog this to help spread the word around then that’d be great, enjoy! ♥

3 Easy Steps to be a better Trans Ally

We all want to be the best allies we possibly can be–but sometimes this means addressing hard truths and making accommodations appropriately. 

Whether you’re a member of the trans community or just a supporter, here are a few things to take into account with your activism/involvement with the community as a whole in order to create the safest and most inclusive space. 

1.) Recognize and address racism in the transgender/LGBTQ+ community
Racism is very much alive and the LGBTQ+ community is not an exception. Although a members of the trans/LGBTQ+ community are minorities themselves, white members often disregard/dismiss racism.

Standing with the trans community means standing with people who have to experience transphobia/transmisogyny as well as racism. Being aware, outspoken, and invested in trans/queer POC(people of color)’s lives is necessary to create an environment that is safe for all. 

2.) Understand the difference between transphobia and transmisogyny. 
While all members of the trans community experience transphobia, trans women/feminine people experience a form of misogyny that can be and often is much more violent than transphobia. Trans women are often not heard, pushed to the back, or forces to desperately defend the oppression that they face. 

A few things to understand about trans feminine people: AMAB people are not “socialized as male.” They are, instead, socialized as trans women and because of that are placed in a very scary place where they have to reject all forms of femininity otherwise they may potentially face physical violence. Trans women have just as much of a right to feminist spaces as any other woman. Trans women are not more represented than trans men or other trans demographics. 

3.) When creating trans safe spaces, remember these two demographics! 
Whether you’re starting a trans project, creating a blog, or writing/reading trans stories–paying special attention to TPOC(Trans People of Color) as well as trans women will create more welcoming and intersectional spaces. 

As members of such a marginalized demographic, it is in the best interest of our community and our humanity to pay attention to these narratives and to validate them with more than understanding. Acknowledging the struggles of those around us, opening up our spaces to people with these experiences, and being willing to work harder to support TPOC and trans women are things that anyone, anywhere can do. 

Thank you for reading and keeping your mind open. Feel free to add to this list. 

anonymous asked:

not only MP, now also misha said that cas will be back but we must consider there are also alternate universes, this is making me more nervous I don't want an alternate cas , all the character development and his history with dean lost, it's so upsetting :(

Yeah, I’ve had questions along this line, but I haven’t been able to really answer formally. Along these lines and also in my inbox this morning: (AN: all things in italics are other anon messages… sometimes my inbox helps me out with anons sort of answering each other… Eldritch Inbox):

Hello, i’m sorry if you answered this already, but i do have a question about a certain theory going about about the idea of an au!cas (possibly the one who got killed?) I guess i’m kind of confused about it and was wondering if you’ve either already spoken on it or can expand on the idea? thanks :)

and

Im worried now theyll just exchange Cas for AU cas and think thats fine because we still have the same actor. The flash did the same thing had the character leavd and brozgh the guys alernative version to stick around

and:

While I can see them (hopefully) using AU Cas in good way for a few eps (tho it doesn’t make sense because there would be no reason for JimmyCas in the other world, but they often don’t address stuff that doesn’t make sense well) I don’t think they would decide to not bring regular Cas back. They have 2 seasons left. I don’t think they would get rid of 1 of the mains. 50% if you counted Crowley. Tho they did that with Angel and the relationship on that show in the last season. Hmm.


Okay, I really, truly 100% honestly don’t think they’re going to use AU Cas at all as a replacement for OUR Cas. If the show is going to open up more alternate realities, I can see OUR Cas (and Sam and Dean) meeting those alternate universe versions for an episode here and there, if only to MIRROR what our Cas is going through, but WHY would they bring Cas THIS FAR in his story, to the point where HE HIMSELF has developed and grown and learned SO MUCH ABOUT HIMSELF, and been prodded by practically EVERY CHARACTER EVER about WHO HE IS and WHAT HE WOULD CHOOSE TO BE if they were just gonna toss him out and bring in replacement copies with entirely different life experiences?

We don’t just love the concept of what would essentially boil down to a random character wearing Misha’s face, WE LOVE OUR CAS. Who we’ve watched struggle FOR NINE DAMN YEARS to get to this point in his understanding of humanity, his compassion, his sense of family, and his LOVE for the Winchesters… like two steps before he was ready to make some BIG FINAL CHOICES for himself… And I can’t think of ANY reason for the writers to just erase ALL of that and start over with a “blank slate” version of Cas. Honestly if that’s what they’re planning to do, I would forever be officially done with this damn show.

Talk about your Jump The Shark moments.

BUT! Considering the Cas we saw on screen looked identical to our Cas, down to the coat and tie, and the fact that the Apocalypse AU didn’t look like they had a Dillard’s, I’m assuming that we have not met a Castiel from that AU. What reason would he have for looking like Jimmy Novak in our Castiel’s outfit when AU Bobby looked the way he did, and when AU demons LOOKED like demons (not possessed humans), and when we heard AU angels were human-hating monsters too… Something tells me AU Cas would look NOTHING like Jimmy in suit and tie. It just makes no logical sense.

Even MAGIC in that AU didn’t seem to work properly. Crowley’s spell didn’t seem to be what closed the portal. It was the nephilim’s birth that closed it.

Which brings me back around to the beginning of the line (just like the structure of the episode, and the meta-ness of the title– a song that ends at the beginning…)

Kelly grabs Cas’s hand, after he’s seen the AU that the nephilim SHOWED HIM SPECIFICALLY, of what the world without the Winchesters would look like– remember in 12.09 when Cas was ADAMANT that the world needs every last Winchester? And he was willing to break cosmic-level deals to make sure the world could keep its Winchesters? To me, in this scene where Kelly needs reassurance about Castiel’s “vision of the future” the nephilim showed him, that is something that’s ALSO forefront on his mind:

Kelly: Tell me again. Tell me again what you saw.
Cas: All right. I saw… I saw (he closes his eyes and concentrates on Kelly taking his hand in 12.19, exactly as she just did now)… I saw the future. (flashback to 12.19, with the nephilim’s power flowing through Cas and lighting his eyes up gold). I saw a world without pain, or hunger, or want. I saw the world that this child– that your child– will create. And it is a world without fear, and without suffering, and without hate. I saw paradise.

As he finishes recounting the memory for her, the lights flicker and we hear the Impala pulling up outside. Like the nephilim was alerting Cas to the Winchesters’ presence.

And then Cas learns that Lucifer isn’t in the cage. He can’t even believe it at first. So that’s something the nephilim obviously didn’t bother informing him about… Dean asks Cas if he’ll be able to torch Lucifer the same way he torched Dagon, and Cas attributes that 100% to the baby (who’s a little busy being born at the moment…). But in 12.19, Cas said it was a combination of their powers… so what’s the truth?

Even as Cas tells Dean that it was only the nephilim working through him, he heals Dean in a way that is VERY DIFFERENT from every other time in history. I’m not the only one who noticed. I refer you again to my inbox:

I think it’s interesting that literally seconds after Cas tells Dean he doesn’t have the nephilim’s power at his disposal, he heals Dean’s leg with the nephilim’s gold light. It makes me wonder if Cas has some of the nephilim’s power within him that could save him. OR when Cas healed Dean, maybe that power transferred to Dean. He seemed oddly invigorated after he was healed, ya know? Like more so than usual.

and:

Hi so when I was watching the second ep after Cas first left the alternate dimension I noticed he seemed a bit off. Do u think there’s any way that he was like possessed or something?

BECAUSE YES! HELLO! I’ve been saying that the nephilim has somehow been using Cas since 12.19. Maybe it’s not “brainwashing” or “mind control,” but I’ve been struggling to explain the nuance here. Maybe more like “infection?” or “poison?” In a similar way the Lance of Michael “poisoned” Cas in 12.12, But that’s not even right.

Like the Angel Tablet was able to direct Cas to protect it over everything else, even his relationship with the Winchesters, I think the nephilim has that kind of power over him. And that for whatever reason, he Chose Cas as his protector.

Cas also tried to prevent Sam and Dean from going out back and seeing the portal in the first place. And then he downplayed it while also being mesmerized by it. But he’s absolutely certain that Jack OPENED the door, and that he will close it too.

Cas then goes up to talk to Kelly alone, and she asks him what’s wrong… and it looks like he’s SINCERELY HAVING DOUBTS. While Dean’s downstairs telling Sam that he has faith in US… 

WE DO NOT SEE WHAT GOES DOWN BETWEEN CAS AND KELLY aside from him holding her hand AGAIN and sort of robotically saying, “Don’t worry, it will be fine. Remember, paradise.”

Did he tell her about the portal between worlds, and the horror on the other side of the doorway her child had opened? When Crowley showed up at the exact right moment, seemingly already knowing about the portal and exactly how to close it (in theory?) When Lucifer shows up out front (seemingly NOT already knowing about the portal?).

And Lucifer’s reasoning is the same as Amara’s was, and the same as Jack the Nephilim’s is– “I can do better than god, so I’m gonna burn the place down and start over to make the world just how I want it.”

Right before Cas attacks, Dean says, “See you on the other side, boys.”

THE OTHER SIDE.

The other side of the house… the other side of the portal.

THEIR PLAN, I CAN ONLY ASSUME, IS TO TRAP LUCIFER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PORTAL BEFORE JACK CAN CLOSE IT.

I think that’s what the nephilim WANTED. And also why he waited SO LONG to close it… because Crowley’s spell was never going to work there. But the nephilim wanted Sam and Dean and CAS TOO on THIS SIDE OF THE PORTAL. I think that AU was the nephilim’s solution to shoving Luci back in the cage. To send him to a world where his vessel bloodline is extinct. A world he can’t possibly destroy any more than it’s already destroyed. He wanted an apocalypse, that’s what Jack gave him.

Cas is knocked out in front of the house. I’m sort of enamored with the idea that he’s still unconscious out there, and the Cas we saw in the rest of the episode was nothing more than a construct– an illusion sent by Jack to act as a lure, for whatever reason. Because his actions after this are a bit confusing…

Sam and Dean lead Lucifer around to the portal and then cross over to lure Luci through. Dean plays bait while Sam and Crowley work the spell (why on THAT side of the rift? Why not on the “right side”?

Sam pulls Dean away to the rift as Crowley sacrifices himself, and for some reason they just stop there? They stand around watching Crowley’s demise. YET SOME VERSION OF CAS THAT DOESN’T EVEN RESPOND TO DEAN, JUST PUSHES PAST HIM AND SAYS NOTHING, just charges through the rift toward Lucifer, and then seemingly just– walks up to Lucifer, stabs him, and then turns right around and comes back out again?

All while Kelly DISAPPEARS ENTIRELY IN A FLASH OF LIGHT AS JACK IS “BORN?”

We see Lucifer completely unaffected by the bullets Dean shot him with in the AU, as if Cas hadn’t been expecting Lucifer to be able to follow him out for some reason…

Kelly’s body has mysteriously returned to the bed after the light flash, and Jack’s huddled in the corner of his nursery staring up at Sam with those creepy yellow eyes.

I think Jack’s been using Cas all along, ever since 12.19, and I have seen nothing to break me of that belief.

It’s as if every time Cas gets near Sam and Dean, Jack loses a little bit of that control though. But Jack understands that Dean is both necessary as a motivation for Cas (he does everything for the Winchesters, not for heaven, not even for himself), as well as a potential risk. It’s as if Dean is what’s opening up Cas’s “doorways to doubt,” that he told Dean about in 4.16, right after Uriel told Dean that he was Cas’s “weakness.”:

DEAN: What’s going on, Cas? Since when does Uriel put a leash on you?
CASTIEL: My superiors have begun to question my sympathies.
DEAN: Your sympathies?
CASTIEL: I was getting too close to the humans in my charge. You. They feel I’ve begun to express emotions. The doorways to doubt. This can impair my judgment.

Then in 4.18 Cas relents and gives Dean the nudge in the right direction he needs to stop Sam from making a deal with Lilith (which could’ve potentially STOPPED the apocalypse, but that was before we knew killing Lilith would START it… but feels almost like a test of Cas’s loyalty to Heaven as much as anything, because that entire EPISODE seems in retrospect like a strange loop of Chuck getting to know the players in his own game), and leads directly to him being dragged back to Heaven Boot Camp for reprogramming.

When Cas comes back at the end of the episode, he’s changed. He serves heaven again, not man, and certainly not Dean…

I think Castiel’s “death” in 12.23 is serving the same sort of function. I’m thinking of it as Jack’s answer to Heaven Boot Camp. I am still absolutely convinced that Jack has been influencing Cas’s actions since 12.19, and that Cas is imbued with Jack’s power (hence the golden light when he healed Dean). There is no other explanation for it. Why else give Dean that little cut on his face that we got to see healed with that weird gold light, if it wasn’t to tell us that it was Jack’s power that healed him? It wasn’t clear in 12.19 because Cas was healing an internal injury beneath Dean’s jacket. We didn’t see that healing at work, because we were supposed to be asking ourselves whether or not Cas was being controlled by Jack still… but NOW WE HAVE VISUAL PROOF.

Why would Jack go through all this trouble to keep Cas close while keeping the Winchesters away unless they (or Dean, really) were interfering with that control somehow? Like Cas and his doubts in s4? And even in s5?

Like every time Cas has been “programmed” in Heaven one of his primary objectives was to STAY AWAY FROM THE WINCHESTERS? Like in 7.17 when he was Emmanuel. One day with Dean and he remembered EVERYTHING. Like Naomi controlling him in 8.17, where one day with Dean and he broke free of her control, only to be ruled by the angel tablet and immediately feel the need to run away from Dean again.

We even learned that CROWLEY spent most of s6 trying to convince Cas to stay away from Sam and Dean. It was the foundation of his entire plan to crack purgatory for the souls… 

Instead of bringing Kelly back to the bunker in 12.19, KELLY (under the control of the nephilim already) STOLE THE IMPALA and ran away from the Winchesters. And then when Cas fell under Jack’s power he booped them unconscious and fled.

WHY WOULD HE DO THAT?

Because all of heaven, earth, hell, and purgatory KNOW that Cas needs to be kept away from Dean if they want to use Cas for their own ends… and that’s exactly what Jack wants. But how can he sever Cas’s connection to the Winchesters?

FACTORY RESET.

He doesn’t have a Heaven Boot Camp with the Dentist’s Chair of Horror.

My guess? The Cas we’re going to see in 13.01 is going to be disturbingly familiar to the Cas at the end of 4.20. Instead of serving Heaven, he’s going to be all aboard the Jack bandwagon. Because Jack still needs SOMEONE, but he needs someone whose faith in him is unshakable. And as long as Cas has ties to the Winchesters as anything more than a symbolic reason for following Jack’s plan for bringing “paradise” to the world, a symbol he’d been willing to sacrifice himself for, then Cas’s loyalty was always in jeopardy.

But resurrected as something NEW, bearing Jack as the source of his power instead of Heaven or God or wherever angel Grace is hooked up to as a power source, he may have much greater control over Cas.

At least, that’s how I’ve been thinking of it…

(and I suspect that Cas will be restored to himself by midseason, and Jack will have effectively moved into Big Bad territory by then…)

cloud’s p.o/mailbox is now open !!!! ~

i am so very happy to announce that you can now send me and cloud things to a safe mailbox!! (rules and stuff below)

and yes we will reply to EVERYONE because we want this to be an exchange of gifts between people who support us and we are excited to send things out!!

things you can send: 

well, anything within reason, but here are some suggestions: 

  • doggy treats - cloud favourites are bones she can chew etc, but she enjoys anything that is dog friendly!!!! (please make sure you buy them in like a sealed packet, so they can get to us safely and make sure they are 100% safe for cloud, or i probably can’t give them to her)
  • doggy toys - now cloud is quite, uh, destructive, so she likes harder toys that don’t break easy, like kong toys or balls, but anything would be welcomed, just… can’t guarantee how long it’ll survive lmao
  • art / creations - a few people have said they would love to send something but would rather make it and that is so so so fine!! we would welcome art and creations and love them so much, so if you would like to draw cloud that would be amazing, or if you want to write us a letter or make anything else that is welcomed very greatly too!
  • other - a few people have offered to send me (carlyle) some gifts too, like candy from your country, and other stuff etc, and that is very fine and i’m honestly so honoured you’d want to aaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!! pls don’t worry if you can’t/don’t want to though, like at all, i don’t mind.

you can send things physically or from online, just enter the address i provide and it will be aokay !

replies etc:

what we will reply with:

i really wanted to get cloud involved in the reply as much as possible, so i was thinking we would reply with a personal picture of cloud (taken on a polaroid sort of thing, so each photo is original) and on the back, cloud’s paw print and a little thank you message from me!

what to include to get a reply:

whether you’re sending online or physically; we need a safe return address so we can send things back out to you!! if you don’t want a reply that is totally fine, but if you do and i haven’t got your address/somewhere to send it back to, it would be impossible to reply, and i really really want to send something out to everyone who wants it

adding a note inside with the return address on would be great, or add to the extra comments/notes whatever section if you’re sending from online - also would be great if you could include your name (just first/preferred name) preferred pronouns just incase, and tumblr url so i can make the reply more personalised!

EDIT: would be really helpful for me if you could send a post stamp as well!! it is not Super Required but, yeah, would be helpful thanks

other things:

  • you can send things to us wherever you are in the world, and we will reply back always - we don’t mind sending replies overseas
  • it’s fine if you can’t or don’t want to send anything this is just for fun <3
  • it is open for a few months and i will post plenty of warnings and stuff if and when it is closing, so it’s ok, i won’t let you send anything to nowhere
  • if you have any questions at all, please do message me and i will answer!

ADDRESS TO SEND STUFF TO:

Carlyle & Cloud
Suite 360
38 Sunbridge Road
Bradford
BD1 2DZ
England, United Kingdom 

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

The comedy of man starts like this
Our brains are way too big for our mothers’ hips
And so Nature, she divines this alternative
We emerged half-formed and hope that whoever greets us on the other end
Is kind enough to fill us in
And, babies, that’s pretty much how it’s been ever since


Now the miracle of birth leaves a few issues to address
Like, say, that half of us are periodically iron deficient
So somebody’s got to go kill something while I look after the kids
I’d do it myself, but what, are you going to get this thing its milk?
He says as soon as he gets back from the hunt, we can switch
It’s hard not to fall in love with something so helpless
Ladies, I hope we don’t end up regretting this


Comedy, now that’s what I call pure comedy
Just waiting until the part where they start to believe
They’re at the center of everything

And some all-powerful being endowed this horror show with meaning

Oh, their religions are the best
They worship themselves yet they’re totally obsessed
With risen zombies, celestial virgins, magic tricks, these unbelievable outfits

And they get terribly upset
When you question their sacred texts
Written by woman-hating epileptics


Their languages just serve to confuse them
Their confusion somehow makes them more sure
They build fortunes poisoning their offspring
And hand out prizes when someone patents the cure

Where did they find these goons they elected to rule them?
What makes these clowns they idolize so remarkable?

These mammals are hell-bent on fashioning new gods
So they can go on being godless animals


Oh comedy, their illusions they have no choice but to believe
Their horizons that just forever recede
And how’s this for irony, their idea of being free is a prison of beliefs
That they never ever have to leave


Oh comedy, oh it’s like something that a madman would conceive!
The only thing that seems to make them feel alive is the struggle to survive
But the only thing that they request is something to numb the pain with

Until there’s nothing human left
Just random matter suspended in the dark

I hate to say it, but each other’s all we got

Meta: Mako's Fear of Emasculation

Back when Book 2 was airing, I remember seeing a lot of disapproval with Korra, at least during the first half of the season. Perhaps the pacing did us a disservice. Having a full week to reflect on how “stupid” Korra was for “still” trusting Unalaq in between the first few episodes may have undercut her characterization a bit, and only highlighted her missteps. But it wasn’t her handling of the Civil War plot that drew the most criticism…it was her treatment of Mako and her romantic actions. I was never a shipper back then, nor did I really find Makorra compelling in any respect, so their fights didn’t bother me. But I did think Korra was being a bit overly antagonistic and making some big fuck-ups in general.

Upon rewatch, however, I’m finding myself very much agreeing with Korra, both in her handling of the WT politics and in her relationship with Mako. I’m not saying there weren’t missteps, but given the information Korra had, she made the best choices she could. And yet every step of the way Mako acted as a horribly unsupportive boyfriend.

I made this post expressing my disapproval at Mako’s behavior, because I didn’t remember just how antagonistic he was in their fights. “Remembrances” focused on their issue being their jobs pitted against their relationship, but it was more than that. Mako was outright accusatory and callous towards Korra. And it’s not to say she didn’t throw some personal attacks his way, of course. Korra’s just as responsible for their fighting and overall incompatibility. But given how insulting Mako’s comments were to Korra, the fact that he is the one who dumps her is just flooring. I guess Mako felt like she was making his job harder, but rather than engaging in any kind of constructive conversation or explaining his own viewpoint/feelings, he opted to screech at Korra about how badly she kept messing everything up. Twice.

It wasn’t until 2x06, “The Sting,” that I began thinking about Mako’s actions in the context of a psychological need for Mako to place himself as the protector and to feel useful. Given his background, this makes sense and is sympathetic. He was orphaned at a young age, having nothing and needing to care for Bolin growing up. “Protector” is a natural role to him. But it seems that it’s also something that feeds his ego. Ego isn’t inherently a bad thing, don’t get me wrong. Yet Mako’s treatment of both Korra and Asami, and how it did happen to play out with very gendered dynamics suggests anxiety relating to emasculation.

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hello! (" ^-^)/ announcement time!

Hello everyone and anyone who stumbles across this blog! There are a few things I’d like to address~

First and foremost, I’d like to thank everyone that’s been so kind after a certain anon had been going after not just mine, but a couple of other blogs, spreading unnecessary hate. I’m glad that the anon seems to be gone and I hope that we can all just move on from it. I think we all agree that the anon was a dickhole and that we would prefer to just enjoy SLBP and fangirl together as a fandom :) 

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Important!!

Hi there lovelies. there is just another thing that needs to be brought to everyone’s attention. Lately we’ve had a few frustrations with clashing plots and we just want to keep you all happy, so we needed to address it. We get that some characters will go through similar things, but it becomes frustrating to other people when they feel the need to compete with other plots to be the better one. Like it says in our rules, not that this is an issue yet, but we can’t have something like 4 pregnant characters and such. Test the waters a little, come up with new plots! It’s always fun to experiment and we are here to help with inspiration if you need it. 

tri. and the Crests

One of the biggest revelations from Digimon Adventure tri. is that the Chosen Children have the powers of the Crests again.

This was more less easy to conclude by watching Saikai and Ketsui, in which several Digimon partners effortlessly super- and Ultimate-evolved. But, even so, the ability to reach Perfect level again could still be somehow explained by the mysterious powers that now gradually allow the children to unblock Ultimate level. 

However, by the end of Kokuhaku, these feeble justifications have decidedly been destroyed, and we get absolute confirmation: the power of the Crests is back, as strong as ever… and no-one has bothered to explain how and why.

Why is this a potential problem?

As you remember, during the battle against Apocalymon, the big reveal was that the physical Tags and Crests, like Dumbo’s magic feather, weren’t actually needed. As it turned out, the power of the Crests lived in the Children’s hearts all along, and they were able to use it after the Tags and Crests were destroyed. So far, so good.

But, in Episode 27 of Digimon Adventure 02, we learnt that, around 2000, the Chosen Children had to give up the powers of the Crests (basically, in order to fix the distortions in the DW — but it’s a long story). From that point on, the Chosen Children’s partners lost the ability to evolve to Perfect level using the Crests. This explains why everyone was essentially useless during 02. There are other ways to fuel super-evolution, as we see quite a few times in 02, but those only happen in very exceptional circumstances.

So, I know what you’re thinking. I’m actually surprised this isn’t being discussed more. 

Did tri. just quietly retcon a major plot point from 02???

Well, the answer is no.

You see, in one of 02′s smartest moments, the series itself leaves the door open for the Crests to make a triumphant comeback someday.

This is established right there, in Episode 27:

So, the Chosen Children didn’t really give up power of the Crests — still exists in the Chosen Children’s hearts, and, therefore, there is no reason why they can’t use it again in the future. 

In fact, this already happened — in Diablomon Strikes Back, which is set after 02, and where Taichi and Yamato can easily get Omegamon. (You could argue Movie 4 isn’t canon, but that doesn’t seem very likely at this point, and it doesn’t invalidate my point).

Therefore, tri. bringing back the Crests doesn’t contradict 02 or the rules of the universe in any way. It is not a retcon. 

Now, the real question is how the Chosen Children got their powers back. And that’s up to tri. to explain. 

A few possibilities (very HC-y of course):

  • The power of the Crests simply “grew back” over the years. 
    • The act of “giving up the power of the Crests” as a “draining” of some sort, and then the power is naturally replenished over time. Kind of like giving blood, or charging a battery. Maybe in 2002 the Crests’ “power levels” are still too low to power evolution, but by 2005 they’re back to normal.
  • The Digital World gave them back the powers at some point, when they weren’t needed anymore. (Oikawa’s sacrifice, perhaps? Gennai?)
  • If the writers are too lazy to give it an explanation, let’s write this off as just another very plot-convenient Adventure Miracle ™.

Since in tri. the Chosen Children have lost the ability to question quite a few Very Important Things (such as how HImekawa knows about the Crests), and since this doesn’t really affect the plot in a major way, I suspect the issue will never be addressed again. We might never find out why the Chosen Children recovered the powers of their Crests.

Anyway, let it be established that tri. doesn’t go against 02 at all — in fact, 02 is the reason why tri. can afford to bring back the Crests without thinking twice. Continuity is unbroken!

Not as easy as you think.

Time travel has a few important issues that I feel need to be addressed. Not least of which, is why can’t Cavendish and Dakota just take pistachio plants back with them to the future?

Well, if it were indeed that simple the time travel agency surely would have thought of it.

Yet we know animals and plants we have in the ‘present’ are no longer in the future.

I can see a few reasons for this:

1) Causality, if there is a gap of the thing existing in the timeline it will start unraveling the very laws of thermodynamics.

2) Taking something from the past has been tried before to bolster future numbers (like in animal populations) which had the unwanted effect of making the animal go extinct earlier than they had before because you’re actively taking them from their time period.

3) Possible contamination concerns. Maybe animals/plant life is too risky to transport to a different time because you risk making it an invasive species in the future; or re-introducing bacteria and fungi to plants and animals that haven’t had a chance to build an immunity.

I’m sure there are even more problems with just taking pistachio plants to the future, otherwise why spend so much time making sure they don’t go extinct.

tomorrow I finally show everyone what I’ve been working on all semester. I’ve been planning a women in public service event that addresses the need for a gender diverse government and the lack of representation in mississippis government with my partner and I just can’t wait for it to happen. We’re having a panel of elected and formerly elected women come and speak as well as the exec director of this awesome nonprofit that helps women run for office come speak.

I’m nervous not a lot of people will come but I’m also hella excited to get to speak in front of hopefully hundreds of people about one of the few things I’m still passionate about. One thing that I know is absolute and truth. We need women in government. I will never waver on that belief.

I’m pretty damn proud of myself for this event and I’m glad this is the last thing I’ll be doing before I graduate. If you had asked me three years ago if I would be on stage speaking in front of tons of people about my passions and hosting an event like this I would’ve never believed you.

Also really want to add to my speech that women need to rise up lol but I have to tone down my feminism since I go to a conservative school

anonymous asked:

Hello! I was hoping maybe you know the answer to my queston (or theory). it's not anything big, but I was curous about why Derek's eyes were so firmily on Stiles, while there were literal wonder happening. Like shouldn't he look at Brett guy instead? You can see it here quite clearly here hoechlder(.)tumblr(.)com/post/93207798472. Even light, I think, is meant to empathise something. But I don't really understand what's so important here. And light is important, Jeff once said, right?

Firstly here’s a link to the gifset

I think the answer might tie into the conversation and other things going on in that scene. Let’s ask ourselves the always important question of WHY WAS THIS SCENE INCLUDED?

Stiles: What the hell is happening to this kid? 
Deaton: He’s been poisoned by a rare wolfsbane. I need to make an incision and you need to hold him as still as possible. 
Stiles: Hey, Derek, how about a little werewolf strength? 
Derek: Yeah, I’m not the only one here with werewolf strength. 
Deaton: If you can’t hold him still, the incision might kill him. 
Stiles: Derek, he’s slipping. I don’t think I can hold him. Ah! 
Peter: I guess I still have a little werewolf strength myself. 
Derek: Yeah, maybe more than a little. 
Stiles: Hey, Doc, I don’t think he’s breathing. Is he okay? 
Deaton: I think he’ll be fine, but probably out for a while. 
Stiles: Guys, can you hear that? I think he’s saying something. 
Brett: The sun… The moon… The truth… The sun… The moon… The truth… 
Deaton: Three things cannot long be hidden. The sun, the moon, and the truth. It’s Buddhist. 
Peter: Satomi.


This scene gives us both overt and subvert information 

  • How to get the rare wolsbane poison out of a body
  • Peter is strong again. He’s been saying that he’s physically weak since he came back from the dead, in fact he’s taken great care to repeat it several times. This raises the question of HOW he got his strength back and so suddenly.
  • The Satomi buddist mantra is repeated, this will become important later in the season, so great reminder.
  • Derek is losing his strength. His cuts heal more slowly. Stiles clearly notices
  • Derek’s cryptic “I’m not the only one here with werewolf strength” that I believe is at least partly in reference to Stiles, who is managing to hold Brett down rather well considering he’s a werewolf with panic and spasms and Derek is losing his powers. 

I think Derek is perhaps one of the few who has actually noticed that Stiles is stronger than you would expect from a human. They have not spent all that much time together lately (that we know of) and in this scene Stiles comments and notices Derek’s diminishing strength and for the first time Derek actually somewhat cryptically addresses Stiles’ increasing strength. Stiles reaction when he says that is very telling. 

The wonderfully clever, and yet sometimes also frustrating thing about TW is that the dialogue is so layered. We can watch a scene and think we understand what just happened and then you sit down and watch it again and really pay attention to what is said, and it can turn out that it’s worded in such a way that you might not have understood it the right way after all. Or maybe there isn’t a right way - perhaps both ways are true. 

So stiles is slightly baffled that Derek is struggling to hold Brett down. In fact they’re showing about equal strength in this scene. And Derek isn’t fully human yet, he’s just a bit drained at this stage. So this serves to make Stiles aware that all is not well with Derek.

That is the first layer of this scene.

The second alludes to Stiles, but it’s shown indirectly with Derek’s choice of words and hidden behind the easy assumption that he’s referring to Brett. Which of course he also is…. Confused yet? :)  When Stiles requests werewolf strength Derek’s reply is “I’m not the only one here with werewolf strength” which leaves it ambiguous to whom he’s referring.

The obvious interpretation is Brett. But if so why no just say that - “He’s got werewolf strength too”  making it 100 % clear that he’s referring to Brett and not Stiles. But by choosing “I’m not the only one” that leaves three other people in the room to choose from. And he could also mean more than one, as in both Brett and Stiles. We just don’t know. We can’t really be sure. But there’re also the looks exchanged that speak volumes…

And the way Derek barks out “werewolf strength” you can almost hear the sarcastic quote marks.

Remember Derek has been present for a few of Stiles’ show of strength before, and he seems to be the only one (aside from Peter) who keeps an eye on Stiles when shit is going down. 

I seriously googled how to make your bat splinter into a million pieces by hitting something hard, and it’s next to impossible… 

I also googled how long can you thread water while wearing clothes, shoes and holding someone up who’s unable to help in any way. The answer is a depressingly short time. 

In this scene Derek wants Stiles to come and hold down a werewolf who’s about to experience the worst pain he’s ever felt.

It takes two werewolves to hold down the top of Isaac but Stiles is perfectly capable to hold down his feet while Deaton watches the proceedings all zen-like. 

I think the end of the scene where Derek just stares at Stiles mostly in wonder is just that. To Derek the most fascinating thing in that room is Stiles - the person who’s his anchor, and trumps both suspicious uncle and close-to-death teenager.

The lightning is also important in TW. I can’t remember if Jeff or someone else has said this outright, but we’ve tracked the various kids of lightning used in different scenes throughout the series and there is a pattern. Scenes are usually white, gold, blue or turquoise in color, and each convey certain emotions. I won’t get into that in this meta, but I know others have written about it before, but unfortunately I can’t see to find it. 

In this scene what we do notice is the light behind Derek that shines very deliberately onto Stiles. The light beams go out in many directions, but they never reach Deaton, but it’s a direct line between Derek and Stiles. 

In the first one here Derek looks at his arm where the wound heals, albeit slower than usual. His focus is then on Stiles for the rest of the scene. It’s like he’s really seeing him here - like all doubt has been erased. 

I might be reading to much into things as usual. 

Or maybe not

The two gifs above belongs to hoechlder 

Post Office: Postino

Today’s tweet from Marvelous was about West Town’s post office, Postino. We’ve heard of it before; it’s mentioned on the official website and also has been mentioned in Famitsu, but today they gave us a couple of nice, clear screenshots!

The guy behind the counter is named Ethan. He’s apparently an NPC of sorts, since no artwork of him pops up when you talk to him. He’s saying “OK, duly received! We’ll deliver it to the sender in the morning 3 days from now.” (That sounds kind of clunky, but he makes a point to mention that it will be delivered on the morning of the third day!)

I assume the above is the information on the package that the protagonist just sent. It’s addressed to Kasumi (a bachelorette who lives in Tsuyukusa Town), was packed in a simple Eastern-style envelope, and contains a present: a sunflower. The cost to ship it was 100G

When a letter or package is addressed to the protagonist, it will appear in your home mailbox in the morning.

It will be interesting to learn more about this mail dispatch/delivery service! Do you use it to fulfill requests from villagers? Can we send stuff to other players? Do you get some kind of relationship bonus by sending items via the mail rather than just giving them to someone in person? Those are a few of the things I’d like to know!

Say My Name

Every F&tM song gives me CS feels these days, and that one in particular after S5. This is for @ripplestitchskein​ after our chat last week about things that should happen on the Jolly Roger ASAP. You are a delightful, kind, insightful person who deserves all good things, and I’m so glad we started chatting.

Odds of our babies getting more than five minutes of downtime between crises? Zero. But my self-assigned job in this fandom is writing them some of that downtime, because I enjoy the thought of them relaxed and happy and making each other feel good.

Official Summary Stuff: 2700 words, rated M/E, I can never figure out the difference. Contains my standard 60/40 combination of smut and fluff. Emma and Killian visit the ship to pack his stuff and catch up on some of the sex they’ve missed out on lately. Props to @wingedlioness for being a swift and effective beta reader. :) Link to AO3


They hadn’t planned on coming down to the docks today. A quiet morning in town seemed too much to hope for after the previous day – week – month? – but there had been no sign of Hyde or his “friends”.

“We can handle things for a few hours,” her mother said. “You two haven’t had any chance at all to settle in since… since we got back.” She cast a glance at David. “Remember when we moved in together?”

“How could I forget? Nothing like going from camp life with nothing more to worry about than my sword and a horse to having an entire castle to furnish overnight.”

A familiar gleam appeared in Snow White’s eyes at this, but she gave her daughter a decisive nod. “Go on. We’ll call if we need anything.”

Emma opened her mouth to argue, considered the speech that would surely follow about carping the diem, or at least the moment, said, “Okay,” and grabbed Killian’s hand. “We’ll do that. See you guys for dinner.”

They had been on board the Jolly Roger for a half hour before the light bulb went on for her, and Emma said, “You’ve never done this before.”

“What?” Killian looked up from the tiny desk. His hand settled to rest atop the papers he had been leafing through.

“This.” Emma gestured at the cabin’s crisp white and gold walls, then at the stack of boxes on the table. She had obtained them by the time-honored method of taking whatever Storybrooke Liquors didn’t want. “Moving.”

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anonymous asked:

I'm starting to feel like God doesn't exist anymore?? Like I pray but I never hear anything or see any results and I've started to wonder if there's a difference between something that you can't see, touch or hear and something that doesn't exist at all (God). I mean I know that ppl say to read the word or whatever and prayer will be more effective but reading the Bible feels like a chore for me. I guess what I'm asking is how do I grow stronger in Christ (or Christianity or whatever)?

Hello Dear Heart. I just answered a very similar question here, which is proof that you’re not alone! To address the specifics of your question, however, I’d love to add a few things… 

1.) Seeing results: God always answers prayers. Always. His answer can be three things: yes, no, or wait. We forget that “wait” is also an answer that he gives. True, it can be the hardest answer, but it is almost always the best answer. God will only do what is the best for you. Sometimes that means he says don’t pursue that because I have something better coming your way. Wait for MY timing. The other thing that we have to remember is that God is all-knowing and we are humans with barely of speck of knowledge or wisdom in comparison. If we could understand God, he wouldn’t be God. Sometimes, because God knows all, our questions don’t make any sense. It would be like a child asking you what shape yellow is. It’s not that the question is too hard to answer, but that there is a fundamental misconception at the foundation of the question that makes an answer that the child is looking for impossible. That’s how it is with God. Sometimes our questions are a little like that child’s. He always answers them, but we’re not listening in the right way because the answer is not in the way we expect. So ask yourself a few questions- Are you asking the right questions? Are you actually listening to God’s answers, even if it’s not the response you desire or even expect? 

2.) Seeing, touching, hearing: I believe that the revolutionary war happened. I wasn’t there and I don’t know anyone who was, but I can read about it because of the people who were there. Even though I have never seen a picture, I’ve read primary documents that talk about it. Even though I’ve never touched or heard anything that happened during that war, I can see the effects, namely in the creation of the country I live in today. That’s how it is with God, but in a much more important way. I wasn’t at the creation of the world, but I certainly see the impact of a creator in the infinitely complex beauty all around me. I didn’t see Christ die on the cross, but I can read the first-hand accounts of the people who did (several of them actually). I have never heard or touched the Holy Spirit, but I can feel him working in my life and see his impact in the lives of others. The thing is, seeing isn’t believing. With something this real, it’s not even a necessity. I know that God is real because at my core I was made to know it. 

3.) The Bible is living and breathing. It works in our hearts to bring us closer to Christ. Read it. Even if it feels like a chore. Invest in it through churches and mentors and small groups and friends. It was meant to show you the character of God, and he’s the one you need the most right now. Pray and tell him why you don’t believe. He’s not going to be angry with you. His grace covers that. There are some days when I just have to cry out Help my Unbelief (Mark 9:24). That’s ok. God works in my doubts as much as he does in my strengths. 

I’m praying for you. 

-31Women (Beth) 

Do You, I Do Chapter Three

~Hi everyone! I’m so sorry this chapter is a day late! I just had to get the flu, lol. But here it is. Thank you all for being so patient. ohmyjoshiferr and I thank you so very much for reading it!~


“Josh, do you have anything planned today?” Jennifer groaned.

“I was thinking about this aquarium place. You can pet stingrays or something. I know you liked the one in Georgia so I thought you would like it.”

She smiled in appreciation but shoved her head into the pillow more, rolling away from Josh. “That sounds nice.” She tried to find her voice but it cracked as she said it.

“Jen.” He scooted over to her, spooning her from behind. “Are you okay?”

They had been in the Bahamas for the past week and a half their last few days of their honeymoon. Jennifer shook her head. “I feel terrible, Josh.”

He placed a peck to her temple. “Do you want me to get you anything? Advil? Some water at least?”

Jennifer shook her head. “No, I think that fish I ate last night was bad.”

“Are you sure?”

She nodded, wincing at the pain in her stomach. Of course this would happen to her on their honeymoon.

She rolled over, burying her head in his shoulder. “Can you grab a trash can? Please?”

He rushed to bring over the small trash can from the bathroom which she immediately used to empty out what was left in her stomach.

He sat beside her on the bed while she emptied her stomach. “You go ahead to the stingray attraction,” she mumbled wiping her mouth. “I’ll stay in bed and rest.”

“Oh hell no,” He rebutted, “I’m staying right here with you. And taking care of you.”

“I’ll be fine, Josh.” Jennifer mumbled. “Go have fun, please.”

He shook his head and put a hand to her forehead. “You’re not hot. Probably just food poisoning.”

“Josh, I’m already feeling a little better. You don’t need to stay.”

“You’re crazy and of course I’m staying. It’s our honeymoon remember?”

Jennifer sighed. “Alright. But I’m going back to sleep,” she said turning back over.

“I think I’ll join you,” He yawned.

Josh pulled her into his arms. “I love you,” he said. Jennifer smiled, unknown to both of them that their day was about to get worse.

-

“I’m actually feeling a lot better,” Jennifer stated making her way to the kitchen in just a pajama shirt and panties.

Josh followed behind her, carrying a trash can just incase she felt like getting sick again. “I know, but I’m trying to be cautious.”

Jennifer rolled her eyes and picked her cellphone up off the counter. Her eyes widened when she saw eight missed calls. Four from her mom and four from Liz.

“Josh,” She said cautiously, “Has Melissa called you today? For any reason at all?”

She immediately dialed back her mom’s number, pure fear coursing through her veins.

“Mom? What happened?”

“Honey, turn on E News. Now.”

Her hands shook. Jennifer grabbed the remote and nearly fainted when she saw what was on the screen.


*BREAKING NEWS!*

“Hunger Games Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson caught skinny dipping on the Bahamian beach, along with racy photos from Hawaii where it was rumored they spent several days. Stay tuned later for more details!”

She couldn’t speak. She couldn’t breathe. Her phone dropped from her hand probably shattering on the floor but it didn’t matter in that moment.

Josh cursed from behind her. “We’re never gonna be safe,” Jennifer whispered. “Never.”

She felt nauseous again but not in the same way from this morning.

“This can’t be happening. This can’t be happening,” She chanted in a breathless whisper letting tears run down her cheeks. But it was and neither of them could stop it. It was already out and everyone knew.

Josh’s arms were around her within seconds. “I’m sorry, Jenny. It’s gonna be okay. Liz and Melissa are great at fixing this stuff.”

“Josh, everything is already fucking out. Everyone fucking knows.” Her voice raised but she clung to him like a lifeline.

He rubbed her back, trying to soothe her, even though he felt like his world was crashing down. “It’ll be okay, sweetheart. Plus, we wanted to go public. It just happened sooner than we wanted.”

Jennifer closed her eyes, trying to stop the room from spinning.

“This can’t fucking be happening.” She buried her head in Josh’s shoulder, willing reality to just pause for them. Jennifer could hear someone trying to call her, probably her mom. She couldn’t pinpoint when she actually hung up on her in the midst of everything.

Her heart thudded in her chest and the room spun. Again, closing her eyes didn’t work. “Josh.” Jennifer could feel her knees beginning to weaken. “I think I’m gonna to faint.”

“No, no, no Jen, please don’t. Everything will be okay.” He tried to calm her with his words but he couldn’t even believe them himself. He held her up in his arms pulling them both on the couch. He didn’t even trust himself to remain standing at this point.

“Josh, I don’t feel good.” She said, before throwing up all over the floor. She stood, trying to make her way to the bathroom but lost her balance.

“Holy fuck,” Josh hissed, picking Jen up from the floor, now unconscious to the world. “Jen, wake up. Honey, please wake up. Please, Jen.”

He could barely hold himself together with everything crashing around them. How their honeymoon could go from amazing to this in less than a day was beyond him.

He grabbed his cell phone, dialing the emergency number that was given to him when he purchased the house weeks ago.

“Emergency center, how can I help you?” A lady spoke over the line, in perfect Bahamian dialect.

He panted as he tried to speak, still trying to slap Jennifer awake. “Um, hi yes my um…my wife just passed out and she was feeling sick before and I don’t know what happened.”

“Can I have your name sir? And your address?”

Josh wondered if he should give his real name or not. Not that it mattered anymore. Everyone already knew he and Jennifer were together. He was too distressed at this point to even think any farther into things.

“Josh Hutcherson. 57 Hyslip Road. Please hurry.” His voice cracked and fell at the end, at the verge of tears.

“We’ll be right there, Mr. Hutcherson. We just have a few questions. Does your wife have a pulse?”

Josh’s hand moved frantically to her chest, her wrist anywhere he could find a fluttering heartbeat. He found the sound of her steady thumping heart more comforting than ever before. Feeling her heart beating, allowed him to breath a little easier. “Yes, she has a pulse.”

“Does she feel hot? Cold?”

“A little bit warm but um…” He could possibly tell her what had just happened. “She didn’t have a fever or anything this morning but she was sick with food poisoning.”

The woman paused. “Do you know when her last menstrual cycle was?”

Josh froze. He didn’t, couldn’t possible know that. Jennifer kept that part of her life private, even if they were married.

“N-no. Um, we’re on vacation. I don’t-”

“It’s fine, Sir. We’re on our way,” She calmly stated.

Josh nodded, even though the lady couldn’t see him. “Thank you.”

She responded and the call ended. Josh then called Karen, who said she would be getting on the next flight to the Bahamas as fast as she could.

He laid Jen on the couch, continuing to attempt to wake her up but she didn’t budge. He managed to clean her up along with the floor in a matter of seconds. He held her limp body against him, resting his forehead on his chest.

“Please wake up, Jen,” Josh whimpered, choked by the silence. “Please. I’m begging you.”

The medics stormed through the door in seconds with stretcher ready and rolling for her. He had managed to slip some shorts on to her to prevent her own embarrassment. They pried her from out of Josh’s arms, placing her carefully on the stretcher.

Josh managed to grab a change of clothes for himself out of his suitcase, his wallet, keys, and cell phone. When he tried to hop in the back of the ambulance, one of the paramedics told him he wasn’t allowed, but to follow in his own car.

He was a wreck driving but he eventually made it, following directly behind the ambulance.

He followed the EMT’s into the small hospital, his eyes never leaving Jennifer. He prayed, to God, Buddha, whoever was out there, that his wife would be okay.

They brought her into a closed off room but he wasn’t allowed in.

While he waited, Josh called Liz and Melissa, promising to keep them updated on Jennifer when he heard something.

He tried to stop his leg from nervously bouncing up and down but it wouldn’t stop, his wories clouding everything else in his brain. It has felt like hours when a doctor finally spoke to him.

He only became more nervous as the time went by but hearing the words, “You’re wife is awake,” made his heart stop in the greatest way.

Josh followed the doctor to the room, ignoring all the strange looks he got from other employees.The leak was obviously still a major issue but he was more worried about Jennifer’s health than anything else.

Josh’s breath left his lungs when he stepped inside the room. Jennifer looked paler then she did when they first arrived to the hospital.

“Did I scare you?” She asked with a smile.

Josh ran over to her, immediately cupping her cold cheeks into his hands, kissing every inch of her face.

Jennifer laughed. “Hey,” she said pulling away. “I’m okay.”

“Don’t ever do that again,” He sighed, “Oh God, Jen. You scared the shit out of me.” Fear laced his words, remembering holding her limp in his arms less than an hour before.

Jennifer placed her palm on his cheek. “I’m fine, Josh. The doctor said he would be back in to explain in a few minutes. I just can’t get a break, huh?”

“Don’t worry about anything. You rest. I’ll worry. And Melissa and Liz will do their best to fix it.”

He leaned in for a gentle kiss but was interrupted by the sound of a man clearing his voice behind them.

Josh turned to see a man in his late thirties, with kind eyes. “Jennifer, Josh, I’m doctor Kapu.” He turned to Jennifer. “How are you feeling, and be honest?”

“A little dizzy but I’m not nauseous anymore.” Josh squeezed her hand beside her.

“We got your blood work back. The fainting was caused by dehydration and your blood sugar was low. The nausea on the other hand,” Dr. Kapu paused before continuing.

Jen and Josh waited patiently for him to explain the rest.

“This may be a surprise for you, Ms. Lawrence but you are pregnant. It’s a little early to know for sure; you should probably make some appointments one or two weeks from now. It’s a miracle we were able to detect it actually. You’re about two weeks in.”

Jennifer’s eyes widened. “Pregnant? I’m on the pill…”

Josh’s hand dropped from hers in shock. He hadn’t said a word yet but his mouth hung open at the announcement.

The doctors face formed into a frown. “Were you sick recently? Or on an antibiotic? Because they can cause the pill to not work.”

Jennifer thought back to a week before the wedding when she had a small sinus infection and the doctor put her on a zpack.

“Uh…I think some cold medicine a while back but how does that mess up the birth control?” She asked with a shaky voice. A million scenarios ran through her head, good and bad but they both knew the last thing they needed was a baby.

“The ingredients in the antibiotic can make the pill inactive,” Dr. Kupa said. “Like I said, you’re only a few weeks along. You need to check with your regular doctor when you get back to the states.”

Jen looked up at Josh, the color completely drained from his face.

“Could you…uh give us a minute? Please?” The doctor nodded and promptly headed outside.

“We should have been more careful.” Josh mumbled.

Only then did she become overly nervous.

“We can’t turn back time, Josh. There’s a baby inside me.”

He placed his head in his hands. “I love the idea of children with you but not now. We can’t now.”

“I know,” She whispered.

Josh stayed silent. She closed her eyes, blindly finding Josh’s hand, reminding her that her rock would always be there.

“I want to keep it.” Josh’s eyes opened and stared at her.

“What?”

“I want to keep it. I can’t do that to our baby.”

He shook his head. “I need some air.” Josh stood, leaving the room.

“Josh,” Jennifer whimpered softly, but it was too late. He had already left.

Jennifer pulled her knees up to her chest and buried her face in them. How was it possible that only three days ago their lives seemed perfect and now it was falling apart.

She heard a soft knock and the doctor walked in once again.

“Sorry to bother you, Ms. Lawrence. I would just like to tell you that you are free to go. Just call in a nurse when you’re ready.”

“Mrs. Hutcherson,” She said on instinct, “But okay.”

Jennifer shakily stood from the bed and grabbed her phone and purse. She was thankful Josh had thought to bring them. She was just going to leave him alone to think. He would be able to find her at the house later.

After she had been officially discharged and ready to walk out the door, she bumped into Josh as he was coming back in.

Jennifer acted like she didn’t notice his blood shot eyes. “Why the hell aren’t you laying down?” He asked, wrapping his arms around her.

“Maybe you would know if you were in there. I was discharged.”

“Oh.” His eyes trailed to the floor. “Well I was making arrangements for us. Your mom will be here soon and then we’re going home tomorrow. You need to be resting.”

She froze in his loose embrace. Did she really think he would just leave her like that? Or a better question: was she really just about to leave him too?

Jennifer blinked back tears. “Oh.” Her voice broke. “I thought…”

“Jen.” He cradled her jaw, rubbing her cheekbone with his thumb. “I would never to that to you.”

“I know,” Jennifer mumbled. “Everything is happening way too fast, Josh. I’m scared.”

People were beginning to walk in and out so he pulled them both outside to prevent traffic.

“I’m terrified. But we have each other. Right?”

Jennifer nodded, pulling Josh closer. “We have each other.”

“I’ll always be here.”

-

“Are you sure you’re okay? I don’t want you doing all of this if you don’t.”

He followed behind her, ready to catch her fall this time. He was nervous that she was still drowsy from everything.

Jennifer faced Josh. “We’ve only been home from the hospital for an hour. My mom will be here any minute. Please stop hovering, Josh.”

She was in the middle of packing, moving the clothes from the closets back to the suitcases but he was worried out of his mind.

Soon there was a knock on the door and Josh nearly jumped out of his skin. How could Karen be there already?

“Who is it?” Josh called through the door. They couldn’t take a chance with everything that was released.

“Your mother-in-law!” Karen chirped from outside. “Now let me inside. I haven’t seen my daughter in three weeks!”

He opened the door, pulling Karen into a quick hug before she ran off to Jennifer.

“Momma!” Jennifer erupted into tears when she saw Karen. After everything has happened over the past several hours, Josh understood how much Jennifer needed her mom. He was wanting his too.

Josh stayed back, letting them enjoy their moment.

Jennifer buried her head in Karen’s neck. “Oh my sweet baby,” Karen crooned. “It’s gonna be okay. I talked to Liz when I landed. Hopefully all of this will be cleared up in a few days.”

Jennifer shook her head. “No, mom. That’s not it.”

Her heart began to beat a little faster. Would she be mad?

“I’m pregnant,” Jennifer whispered.

Karen noticebly stiffened, her grip on Jen’s arm just a bit tighter.

“Jennifer, are you serious?” Jennifer nodded, her lip quivering. Josh came next to her to try and ease her nerves but he was just as scared of Karen’s reaction.

Karen closed her eyes and took a deep breath. “I’m trying to decide if I’m happy or disappointed.” She said warily.

“This was not planned at all,” Jennifer added, “Trust me.”

Karen sat on the small sofa, resting her head in her hands, elbows resting on her knees. “You’re both adults. I know that, but these past few weeks you’ve been careless with your actions. I’m not mad at you, but a tad disappointed. Josh, you need to call your mother. I spoke to her before I took a jet here. A part of me is excited about becoming a grandma again but when you both get back to LA, it’s not going to be smooth sailing.”

“We know,” Josh nodded along with Jennifer.

“You two need to prepare for the worst.” Jennifer knew her mother was right. Going back home was going to be hell. And this was only the beginning.

“It was a wake-up call that’s for sure.”

-

Jennifer buried her nose into Josh’s chest later that night. “I’m so scared, Josh.”

“Me too. People aren’t just going to forget.”

He ran his fingers through her short blond locks.

Her eyes met his. “So, what are we going to do?” She asked.

“I have no fucking clue.” She bit her lip to keep it from quivering again. There was really no way to fix it. Of course the pictures could always be deleted but Josh was right, people aren’t just going to forget.

“We have to keep her, Josh.”

“Her?” He asked warily, his voice cracking on the word.

“It’s better than ‘it’ for right now.”

Josh closed his eyes, a picture of a blonde haired, hazel eyed baby girl entering his mind. A little girl with Jennifer’s personally and Josh’s patience. Then a grin formed on his face. “I wouldn’t have it any other way, baby.”

-

Their trip back did not go smoothly, as planned. All she could remember was being bombarded by flashing lights and rude comments. Josh and her couldn’t even hold hands; it was too risky with everything going on.

At least that part was over. Jennifer looked over at her sleeping husband, his arm thrown over his face, soft snores coming from his mouth. She smiled thinking of the way they had made love earlier, almost as if nothing was wrong. No one knowing about their relationship. No racy pictures. No unexpected pregnancy. But wave after wave crashed over Jennifer while Josh slept.

Nothing would be the same no matter what they did to fix it.

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2.5k of more 12.03 coda but from mary’s pov this time. she runs into cas and they have a little chat. (ao3)

Mary knows that there are plenty of spare cars in the garage at the bunker.

She doesn’t want to trouble Sam and Dean further by stealing something that is, for all intents and purposes, theirs. 

So she walks.

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