clash course

The city of Campene has withstood its fair share of disasters: war, famine, earthquakes—and plague. So when a new sickness begins to spread across the city, few express concern. Least worried of all is the jester Fabrizio, who has more immediate matters on his mind—such as keeping his young daughter in the dark about his side-job as an assassin. He, like the rest of the Campene, believes the sickness known as the gray lover will pass by.  Everyone says so.
Everyone except Adrien McAllister. Brilliant, reclusive, and sardonic, Adrien believes the gray lover to be the start of a deadly plague. A foreigner to the city, Adrien finds himself enlisting the help of the Fabrizio. Together they’ll work to stem the gray lover—provided, of course, the clash of personalities doesn’t ruin their partnership before it even begins.  
But while Adrien and Fabrizio attempt to navigate the plague, the citizens of Campene, and each other, the ancient structures of power in Campene have begun to crumble. What begins as a race against disease quickly morphs into a fight against a powerful, unknown enemy. New players are emerging from the shadows, each grasping for power, and they are willing to use whatever means necessary to achieve their goals. Adrien and Fabrizio are the only ones standing between Campene and utter chaos—and even they are not immune to the deadly forces at work.

Miasma, a original story written by Emily Fisher (@thatsoneginger) and Tricia Corum (@boomsheikas-art-blog) is currently in production! We’ve been working on it for about a year now and we’re really excited to share it with you all!

I’ll be posting individual characters with mini bios for you to read as they’re written. Thank you guys for all your support, and you can expect to see more of these guys in the near future!

BTS reaction to their SO being asexual

requested by anon

Dear followers, as you can see, we have decided against doing a classic reaction to this, but instead write an address. All we ask of you right now is to keep reading, because we really want to do this right. So please lend us a second of your time, so we can explain ourselves.

So, we, as a team, decided not to do this request and here are the reasons why:

While both of us, Admin Krümmel and Admin Moon, are very passionate about queer rights and representation, we both feel like we cannot do this reaction justice. We both feel like writing this would not make people very happy, and that’s the opposite of what we want to do with our writing. We work very hard to do the best reactions and stories we can, but we feel like there is no right way to do this.

You see, it is easy to write a reaction to something trivial like getting ice cream, or something similar, because it is more open for interpretation. And even if you feel like a certain member would react differently, the way they eat their ice cream won’t hurt you or make you feel bad. 

When it comes to sexuality and gender it gets both harder and easier. Easier because it is simply basic human decency to accept a person for who they are, so it is easy for us to write those reactions, because even if the way they react isn’t exactly how you imagined, it is easy to do the group of people you are adressing justice. We don’t have to write anything that might hurt queer people because we can assume that every member of Bangtan is decent enough to react in a positive way, even though it is a more sensitive topic for people.

But in this case it is harder for us, because we are assuming the SO in the request and the member are already in a relationship. It might sound weird, but it makes things a lot harder, because it requires us to pass judgement on the members sexual drive.

You see, there is no doubt in our mind that the boys would accept you as you are, ace, aro, trans, nonbinary, gay, bi, demi or anything else. But it is an entirely different thing when we have to judge if they would be in a relationship with you because of it. While we don’t want to assume the sexuality or the sexual drive of any of the members, it is pretty clear that all of them have different needs in a relationship. So writing that all of them could be in a relationship without sex or physical intimacy would be dishonest of us. But it would be just as wrong to say member A would not be in a relationship with you because xy. So we really just have the option of painting a dishonest picture of reality or upsetting people for something they have no control over.

We want you to know that it’s completely fine to be asexual. As a person who doesn’t feel much of a sexual drive myself (Admin Krümmel speaking), I can guarantee you that that is completely normal and simply a part of your personality.

But just like it’s okay for you not to feel sexual needs, it’s also a part of a person to have needs and these need to be respected, too.

Let me say it in a different way. Imagine this would be a request about their SO having crooked teeth. It would be easy to write something good, that would make people happy because you don’t really have control over your teeth and we can assume that the members vanity would not be stronger than their love for you and their human decency. But sexdrive is something they don’t have control over.  

The problem is that to be in a relationship with someone who is asexual is that they would have to give up various degrees of physical intimacy completely. And to us it feels like lying, saying that every member would be 100% okay with that, because we can assume that most of them probably like sex.

And that’s where our interests clash. Of course we want to show you that you can have a beautiful, meaningful relationship with someone, despite the way you feel about romance or sex. But we think that we also have to acknowledge that some people  might feel different about sex and romance.

So we can’t please everyone, as much as we want to.

The point is that if we write this reaction, with our opinion of the members, we might upset some readers, who really like one character and we don’t want to upset the asexual community at all.

We think that all of you out there deserve happiness and a functioning, meaningful relationship, no matter how much intimacy you like. 

All of you, part of the asexual community or not, deserve happiness, and representation, and safety. 

And we don’t want to be part of the reason you feel bad.

We hope that you all understand our position; and that this is not supposed to mean that you can’t imagine being in a relationship with whoever you like.

We hope that you all have a nice day~

-Admin Krümmel and Moon

5 Things from the TDB Rewatch: Showmance

1. Oh, this is why Finchel came to hold people’s hearts. Look how sweet they are.

I have lots of disjointed thoughts about their dynamic in this episode:

  • When Rachel noticed Finn freaking out about the social suicide of performing Schue’s song, I looked at her and thought, is it possible that she’s thinking of something beyond herself? So much of Rachel’s story is about learning to see herself as more than her talent, but along the way she also slowly becomes “a real girl” by letting others inside,  starting to understand that they are real. I think it starts here.
  • In their conversation in the hallway, Lea’s approach is just so spot on. The little almost imperceptible shake in her voice when Rachel invites Finn to practice with her is just such an aching reminder of adolescence; I can just feel that wanting. And Cory matches her beat for beat. The way he just glows when she praises Finn as a singer. You can see all the tension this boy carries around just fall away. 
  • That picnic on the stage is Rachel’s version of Kurt’s harem room. She knows what she’s doing; this is a seduction. And it’s so ridiculously over-the-top.
  • I think these actors have chemistry, but boy, are these kids plagued by miscommunication (which, after all, is a tried and true way to tell such a story). We know what’s happening with Finn; his problems with premature ejaculation and his shame about that have been shown to the audience, but NOT to Rachel. So she interprets his shame as being about her.

2. “Pretty fly for a white guy.” So when Mercedes says this, Mr. Schue assumes she’s talking about him, right? But she’s talking about Artie. Like, she’s looking at Artie as they sing, not Schue. This tiny moment = Schue’s on his own journey , and is as self-involved as any teen because in reality he IS one, and he still needs to grow up. AND–these 3? Maybe 4, including Kurt? remain invisible to him.

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While watching Future Boy Zoltron, something seemed weird to me, although I wasn’t sure what it was. But upon rewatching, I realized it: Mr. Smiley acted very different than usual.
Every time we see him in other eps, he seems to be permanently smiling. Even when he’s very upset or saying very disturbing things:

“Hahahahahaha! You’re banned from Funland forever!” (Serious Steven)

“You could say we’re a little funderstaffed! (Steven giggles) I’m glad you can see the fun in that, because I haven’t seen a bed in six days!” (Too Short to Ride)

Even in this ep, at the begging:

*Steven asks him about his time as a comedian

“I’d rather not to talk about it”

*Steven breaks Zoltron

*angry laughing*

*probably trying to not murder Steven*

He always seems to be acting happy, even when he clearly isn’t. But after he hears about Frowny…

“We used to have a… routine.”

”Nothing would cheer him up.”

”Not even me. And boy, did I try.”

He’s not cracking jokes, or even trying to smile. He’s visibly upset, and doesn’t try to hide it. At realizing this, I suddenly understood something else.

“I only wanted you to take it seriously.”

“I only wanted you to have fun.”

While Smiley line meaning is obvious, Frowney’s line confused me. What did he meant by that? It’s not like Smiley is always having fun and not worrying about anything; on the opposite, he obviously overworks himself. Did he change that much between the time Frowney knew him and now? But with the previous realization, I understood. It’s not that he doesn’t worry, is that he refuses to address things without making jokes, even when they’re very serious. This reminded me of this post about Know Your Fusion, and specifically this lines:

“but it segways into the real topic of the episode - how people use jokes to cover up very genuine problems.

oftentimes, it’s awkward or flat-out uncomfortable to listen to, but for many people doing it, it’s also a way of coping. they want to acknowledge these bad things, but they don’t wanna… make a big deal out of it. they need to talk about them, but they also kinda really don’t want to.”

“it’s kind of like having fun with a friend, while also going through something awful. you might want to talk about it, but you don’t really wanna… bring up how horrible you’re feeling when your friend is having a good time. you just wanna put on a “good show”.

so smoky starts making jokes about themselves. they’re not particularly clever or funny, they’re just “lighthearted” ways of saying they have serious issues.”

And this is Smiley, too. He’s a comedian, and he has severe issues on how NOT to put on a show. He needs to constantly smile and joke about everything, because he doesn’t know on how to deal with things otherwise. And this, of course, clashes with Frowney, who takes everything seriously.

“Drop the act, Steven.”

He says this as his own “happy” acting is gone. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the last episode dealt with how it’s hard to talk about what’s upsetting, and how sometimes it seems easier to pretend that nothing’s wrong; but the troubles aren’t going to go away ignoring them, and even though it’s painful, it’s really important to face them.

“but sometimes, you gotta interrupt the show and talk about what’s bothering you. even if it means ruining the good mood, disappointing the metaphorical “audience” that exists when you make your behavior performative to please someone else.”

“Did he even knew he was making you sad?”

At the end, he managed to talk to him, without joking, telling directly what he felt. 

“I’m here to tell you that…”

“I wanted it to work.”

And after that…

They put on an act, and Frowney genuinely laughed.

There’s a time to take things seriously, and there’s a time to have fun. They just needed to find a balance.

sal-si-puedes  asked:

For the fanfic trope meme: doctors AU?

Ooh, good one!

How likely am I to write it?

Hmm, probably not very if I’m being honest. I lean more towards cop shows than medical ones (although I watched ‘E.R.’ and a British show called ‘Casualty’ fairly regularly back in the day), and while I might watch the odd episode of something like ‘Chicago Hope’ here and there or something, the medical world isn’t top of my list for AUs I’d like to explore in my writing. I would read other people’s, though, especially if I knew and enjoyed the author’s previous work or if the summary sounded like something I’d like or if it was recced to me.

What character(s) or pairing would I most likely write it for?

My mind immediately went to two pairings I’ve written in the past. First, and possibly most predictably, Johnlock (Sherlock Holmes/John Watson). Predictable because John is already a doctor so we automatically have a way into the story. And of course one can’t help but think Sherlock would make for a fabulous fantastically arrogant surgeon who’s the best at what he does, but whose tongue is just as sharp as his scalpel. There’s also scope for a Doctor Strange crossover! (Although in general I’m not a huge fan of crossovers.)

My other first thought (if you can have more than one first thought, lol!) was Marvey. Because, much like Sherlock, I can imagine Harvey making for an incredibly arrogant surgeon, albeit one who’s much more of a playboy with a very persuasive bedside manner! Mike, naturally, would be the cocky new intern, all mouth but with a heart of gold, absolutely 100% dedicated to his patients. And he and Harvey would clash, of course.

“You gotta learn not to get emotionally attached, kid.’

“Jesus, Harvey, why the hell did you become a doctor in the first place if you claim not to care about your patients so much?? If money and power were all you wanted you could’ve just went to work on Wall Street with the rest of the douchebags!”

“What did you just say to me?? Let me explain something to you, Doogie Howser. John Q. Public comes through those doors? He’s not interested in who’s best at holding his hand and wiping his fevered brow and whispering soft, soothing platitudes to him. No. He wants the guy who’s the best at what he does. The guy who gets in, gets the job done, and gets out. He wants the genius, not the Florence Nightingale. Even if that genius is an asshole. He doesn’t care about that. He wants the asshole! Because he knows the asshole is the only one with the balls to take the risks others won’t. The one with the balls to try that risky new procedure or that incredibly delicate operation. The one who can pull off miracles because he’s just that good. I’m just that good, Mike. I’m the difference between life and death for these schlubs. I hold people’s lives in my hands on a daily basis, hotshot. There’s no greater power than that.”

“Oh my God, you fucking dick! These are real people! With real lives and feelings and families and people who love them! Not pawns to be sacrificed to your massive ego! Not playthings you can manipulate to satisfy your need to play fucking God! You need some serious fucking help, my friend. Physician, heal thyself. Go see a fucking shrink before you kill someone with your God complex!”

And then Harvey pushes him up against a wall and they have an incredibly hot make-out session which leads to some incredibly hot hate sex which leads to a series of less angry, but still hot as fuck, sexual encounters which slowly become more and more loving over time, and, oh fuck, Harvey’s in danger of falling for this kid.

And then of course Harvey does actually lose a patient, one that he thinks he should’ve been able to save, and he spirals into guilt and depression and loses faith in himself and his abilities. But Mike’s there to help him through it. To help him accept he’s only human, just like the rest of us, and he’s slowly helping him rebuild his self-confidence, but Harvey still hasn’t been able to step back into an operating theatre. And then something happens…

Someone is hurt or taken seriously ill (maybe it’s Mike, maybe it’s not, I don’t know, I haven’t decided yet) and Harvey is the only one qualified to help, but he doesn’t know if he can do it. But there’s no one else there who can help and if he just stands by and does nothing he’ll definitely lose them.

So he steps up to the plate, all the while thinking of this kid with the mouth and the attitude and the bluest eyes he’s ever seen, who looks better in scrubs than anyone has a right too, and who has the biggest heart Harvey has ever encountered, and, yes, I’ve just decided that Mike is the patient and Harvey is about to see that actual heart for himself when he has to open the kid up to operate on him. Because Mike (stupid, soft, beautiful Mike) caught some junkie he’s been trying to help attempting to steal drugs and the junkie (let’s just call him, oh, I don’t know, just off the top of my head, Goddamn Trevor 😡) stabbed him for his bother, nicking his heart, and now it’s up to Harvey to save him.

To save the man he’s fallen hopelessly in love with somewhere along the way. The man who showed him what being a doctor, about helping and healing others, is all about. The man who helped him reconnect to his own humanity. And who he’s damned if he’s gonna lose now!

“Scrub in, Nurse Lois, because it’s about to get Litt up in here!”

Naturally the operation is a success. But some of the other hospital staff still have a bone to pick with Harvey…

“While I’m thrilled that you’ve finally embraced my catchphrase, Harvey, how many times do I have to tell you not to call me Nurse Lois?!”

“Oh, I’m sorry, Lois. Would you prefer it if I called you Nurse Jackie or Carol Hathaway instead?”

“Goddamn it, Harvey! I think I preferred you when you realised were fallible, just like the rest of us, and you couldn’t get out of bed in the morning and you looked like shit and didn’t think you were the shit!”

"Sorry, Lois, that’s guy gone, and he’s never coming back if I have a say in the matter. And you know I never look like shit. I rock the grunge look. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a patient under the influence of some serious anaesthetic I have to go propose to before he comes to his senses and realises what he’s agreeing to.”

And, okay, so maybe I do have a medical AU in me after all!😂

I’ve also now just thought of a third possible pairing for this trope. I don’t think anyone’s ever done a James Hathaway/Robbie Lewis (from the British detective drama ‘Lewis’) doctor AU (that I’m aware of), and I think that could work.

Only it would be the reverse of the Marvey one. James is the new, young surgeon, recently recruited by the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and marked for great things by the hospital administration. He cares deeply about his patients, but is intensely private and sensitive, with a mysterious, troubled past, so he has walls and he often comes across as cold and distant. It doesn’t help that his talent, especially in one so young, causes many of his colleagues to resent him. All this leads to him feeling rather isolated and questioning his career choices.

Until the grumpy, compassionate Dr. Robbie Lewis returns to the John Radcliffe after a two year sabbatical with Doctors Without Borders that he embarked upon following the death of his wife, that is.

The hospital administration, in particular Jean Innocent, the woman tasked with overseeing the everyday running of the hospital, would like him to take up a teaching position, but Robbie still feels he has more to offer in a hands-on role. He resists, and he and James find unlikely allies in each other, sharing a sense of humour and a healthy cynicism, but still with the desire to make the world a better place.

James, a formerly devout Catholic (who seriously considered being a priest for a while) has struggled to accept his bisexuality in the past, but he can no longer deny it as he finds himself falling for this kind, if somewhat gruff, older man. But he doesn’t know if the seemingly heterosexual Robbie would be receptive to the attentions of another man, plus he has a rival for Robbie’s affections in the shape of hospital pathologist, Dr. Laura Robson. Could Robbie surprise him by showing him that you can teach an old dog new tricks or will James end up licking his wounds?

Ooh, I like that! What do you think, @rolodexthoughts? Do you know of any Hathaway/Lewis doctors AU fics that I might’ve missed? And seriously, I’m just gonna start calling them Lathaway or Hewis because Hathaway/Lewis is such a mouthful (cue gratuitous ‘that’s what she said!’ reference!)

And damn you/bless you, @sal-si-puedes, now I suddenly have ideas for an AU I didn’t even think I’d any interest in writing when I started this post!😂

(Sorry, this got rather longer than expected. Sometimes my brain just gets carried away with itself and all these rambling thoughts pour out. Hope I didn’t bore you too much, and actually gave you some kind of coherent answer to your ask.)

Thanks for the ask. Love, Dee.😘😘😘

The Boy From Pallet Town: Ash Ketchum (Satoshi) from Kanto to Kalos.

Kanto: The Rookie. Ash starts as an excited but immature and naive 10 year old boy from Pallet Town.  He’s not really much of a trainer as much as he is a kid trying to be a trainer, and he’s always one step behind everyone else, especially his rival Gary Oak.  The hot-headedness and self-centered ego hinders his progress throughout his journey and he needs the guidance of Misty and Brock to help him out along the way.  Despite his flaws, Ash does have a kind and selfless heart when it comes to the well-being of Pokémon, putting his life on the line before his Pokémon in times of danger.  Overtime, he gets a better handling of battles, but still has a lot to learn.  Especially when his lucky winning streak runs out, and his neglect of handling his disobedient Charizard ends up costing him the Indigo League.

Orange Islands: The Learner. Ash is still immature as he was at the beginning of this arc, but he ends up taking a few humility lessons and battles (such as Lorelei) to deflate his ego and make up for his loss in the Indigo League.  His arc with Charizard highlights this and his battle with Drake gives him his first real full 6 vs 6 battle.  But while he may become better in terms of training and battles, so has Gary Oak, whose victory over Ash ignites an old rivalry anew.

Johto: The Experienced. The early episodes highlight a contrast of power between him and those starting out in Johto such as Casey.  The team he posses from the Kanto region could easily allow him to breeze through the Gyms without much trouble, but it has detrimental effects such as Charizard being unable to properly train to the next level with the lesser experienced Pokémon, and Ash relying on his old dependable Pokémon instead of training the new ones he caught.  Ash is not exactly mature (still has a hot-temper and can be foolish) but he is experienced enough to handle Gym battles without pity badges and is able to handle the League battles a lot better than before, culminating into beating his old-time rival Gary in a full battle.  But there are still trainers much more experienced than him such as Harrison, if only barely.

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All blogs thrown together…

Threads Tracked: 35
Your Turn: 5
Their Turn: 30
Inboxes: 4

I tried to do as much as I could, but I have an exam tomorrow and have done…wait for it…NOTHING so far and it’s currently about midnight, so… 

All remaining things and new replies/inboxes will be taken care of starting tomorrow afternoon when I’m back from the exam, had a nap and hopefully feel better already because it seems like my illness is still pestering me.

Crisis to Crisis

* Charles Lee × Reader
* Hamiltime
* 44: Everyone deserves a second chance
* 66: How about we put down the gun and talk about this?
* 268: Stop talking about love for a minute and help me with this bullet wound.
* Requested by @broadway-queen07
* Request: reader tends to his wounds after the duel. The reader is a friend of Hamilton and his friends and is against the duel. Fluffy please.

A/N: finished! So I wrote this kinda quickly and I’m not sure how much I like it but here it is. Anyways, please enjoy!

Word Count: 2,554


You walked through the encampment full of soldiers. You adjusted your medic hat. You were a nurse for the colonists. It was awful some days but it was one of the few ways you could actually help. All the wounded soldiers were cared for so you were able to have some time to yourself. However, you went to find some soldiers you befriended.

One was a French immigrant who was here purely because he believed in the cause. Apparently he was a French noble. The other was tailor who was spying on the British. So they both were either brave or stupid, some would argue that’s the same thing. You found those two laughing with a few soldiers you didn’t recognize.

Strange. It seemed their other two friends weren’t around. “Lafayette?” You called to the Frenchman.

“Hm? Oh hello mademoiselle.” He said with a smile.

“Where are Alexander and John?” You asked about their absent friends.

“Oh. You did not hear?” Lafayette asked.

“Please enlighten me.” You requested.

“John challenged Lee to a duel.” The other man, Hercules, said with a grin. Your eyes widened.

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Luna has stepped down from her musical “Five Course Love” because of conflicting schedules....

So I’m super extra extra pissed about this rn because Luna legit WORKED HER FUCKING ASS OFF.In one Luna’s Alphabet episode when she went to the practice for the musical,she looked super happy and excited.Then,the director of the musical said he personally picked Luna to be the main character because he thinks Lulu is perfect for the role(s).

I also read in an interview that Luna was trying her best to dodge any other activities that would clash with the “Five Course Love” schedule,she also said that she was having trouble practicing because all the five characters she was gonna play as had different personalities and different ages but Lulu reassured everyone that she was going to try her best.

So right now,Luna might be dealing with some stuff so go on her IG and comment positive shit because SHE DESERVES IT.

Even if she didn’t become a main role in a musical or if she doesn’t win a MAMA award,she’ll always be our puppy.