wow okay i just read your fic all that you've conquered and it has to be one of my favourite check please fics ive read so far!! the characterisations! the poindexters! it was amazing i loved it! if you have time, you mentioned in the notes that we could ask about what was going on in nursey's head, and i was wondering if you'd write anything about what he was thinking when he was dancing with dex, both practice and irl, specifically maybe when he dipped dex that first time?? i loved it so much!
thank you so much for the wonderful message anon!! i ended up with a partial rewrite of those two scenes (from this fic)
and then a third additional scene because i’m a gooey marshmallow who
needs my kids to be happy. pls enjoy!! (poems referenced are Terrance
Hayes’ Beckoned, Tracy K. Smith’s Credulity, Jack Gilbert’s The Friendship Inside Us, and Carol Ann Duffy’s Ship; the song they’re dancing to at the end is 100% this one)
Dex finally seems to get the hang of it on the fourth week,
as Ben Gibbard is singing Someday You
Will Be Loved from the tinny speakers of Nursey’s phone.
They’ve gone silent, and Dex’s brow is furrowed in
concentration – he has yet to break the habit of glancing down at his feet, but
Nursey might actually expire if they’re trapped in this room for more time than
is critical. Dex learns fast, and his hand is calloused and warm where it holds
The song is almost over, and Nursey’s going to call it quits
after it’s done – he thinks about it, then shifts his hand and steps forward,
pressing Dex downwards into a dip as the alarm registers on Dex’s face.
Nursey holds him up with some effort, hiding his selfish
grin in Dex’s shirt before looking up and laughing a bit at the way Dex is
turning scarlet in patches.
Well HI! First of all thank you so much I discovered so many great fanfics because of you ! Do you know any King Jongin fics ? Royalty related fanfics ? Or one of them is a knight, something like that please ? Thank you ! ☺️
Hey! Thanks a lot! That is always nice to hear. Sooooo I did do King Jongin during the last round of requests you can check it out here. you can check out the other royalty lists here: 12345. This is what I know of that I haven’t recced before OR is knight related. Enjoy
Good Graces: Ongoing. Princes They both have sort of extra powers that separate them from normal people, and they go on a quest to save Jongin’s uncle
The Third Path: Complete 4 chapters. Jongin is the royalty who hires Kyungsoo to help him with his cousins dead body
That pic is actually from the very last episode of 2003, but I definitely agree! I’m actually planning a full Shamballa rewatch some time this weekend/early next week (send emotional support and hugs please!) where I’ll be taking tons of screenshots, so expect lots and lots of Shamballa coming your way soon!
Until I find the time (and emotional stamina) for my full rewatch/photoshoot, I do have a handful of beautiful real-world-AU Ed pics that my friend Ling gathered together for a post he did and then kindly sent to me to use, so I’ll post some of those right away. Thanks again, Ling :-)
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you knew only the taste of blood;
of battle, and of victory.
you knew the violence of storms,
for it was in your heart.
you knew the ferocity of earthquakes,
for it was in your fists.
you knew the rage of volcanoes,
for it was in your veins.
you did not walk the paths carved by man;
you broke the spines of mountains,
tore the tendons of oceans,
made them bow and move for you.
(and then you met her.)
then you were the one bowing, moving;
the clouds of your heart parted, the storm calmed,
and your hands were gentle wherever they touched.
and all that you had conquered
meant nothing to you without her.
now you know what fear is.
you had only ever gained.
you took because you could;
and all that you had,
nothing could take from you,
and nothing could be taken.
now the one thing you did not take
is the one thing you cannot bear to lose.
(and you realized how truly terrified
you are capable of being.)
I love how everyone had to fight their demons before they could escape. That the mind dream fought back with what they feared the most.
Ray fought a super soldier, one of Slade’s minions. His fiancee, Anna, died from one of them and Ray still harbors guilt and rage from that moment. He never wanted to feel powerless again, and when Anna died, he was powerless to stop it.
Sara’s demon was Damian Darhk. As we know from Legends, she still wants revenge against him, despite knowing that taking her revenge would result in aberrations. Which means Sara had the chance to fight Damian Darhk, to release her rage and revenge for Laurel’s death, and not have outstanding consequences.
Thea battled her father. Which is very fitting because Malcolm turned her into this. From the moment she found out that he was her real father, her life turned screwy. She stopped trusting her brother and her mother. She left with Malcolm and became the weapon he used to murder Sara. He drugged her, he made her kill, he wouldn’t give up his power to save her from the Pit, which stemmed from Ra’s revenge against Malcolm (and Oliver). She hates him so much for what he did to her.
Diggle faced off against a ghost. As we never saw his face, I assume that this is Andy. Dig is drowning in his guilty conscience, his little brother who he had been seeking revenge for for years, dies by his own hand. Why? Because Andy had gone so far to the dark side, that he threatened to kill Baby Sara and Lyla, his niece and sister-in-law. And john is still grappling with that decision he needs penance for.
Oliver. I find it interesting that out of all the people he’s faced, the bad guys he put away, the one that haunts him is Slade Wilson. Oliver feels he wronged Slade, a man who was once his friend, ally, and trainer. A man who has vowed to destroy everything Oliver has ever loved. A man who bound Oliver up and murdered his mother right in front of him, and Oliver was helpless to stop it. A man who is still alive and could inact his vow. He escaped once, who says he couldn’t do it again? Further more, Slade had made direct insinuations against one IT girl– the woman Oliver loves the most. That’s his demon. A friend turned enemy who will kill Felicity without a moment’s hesitation.
They all faced off against their fears, and by working together, they conquered them all.
- angelo’s. “which is fine by the way” “i know it’s fine” GO WATCH IT WATCH THE WHOLE THING
- the battersea scene
- “things you wanted to say”
- literally ALL of tsot
- “i wish you weren’t… whatever it is you are”
- “hypnotizing mesmerizing me”
- “but look how you care about john watson. your damsel in distress”
- the aborted tarmac confession
- THEY LOVE TPLOSH!! THEY TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY LOVE TPLOSH ALL THE TIME
- all of the princess bride parallels.
- “i wanted more. i still do”
- “romantic entanglement…” “would complete you as a human being”
- ITS ABOUT THE TWO OF THEM
- “love conquers all”
- THE BBC’S RESEARCH AND COMMITMENT TOWARDS BETTER REPRESENTING LGB PEOPLE IN THEIR SHOWS
- LISTEN DWEEBS MARK IS GAY AND HIS FAVORITE ADAPTATION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES IS GAY
- ITS GAY
bluegrasscountry said: it makes for a good story perhaps? i
personally find stories more interesting when theirs great suffering
involved, which makes the protagonist or characters really overcoming
the struggles all the sweeter, or failing to conquer them all the more
Oh no, without question, it makes a better story, because of what you said: the emotional engagement. It’s not so much because of the suffering so much as it is because of there being high stakes. When the audience is properly immersed with the story, they should have the appropriate attachment to the character, to the degree that makes it fascinating as to what will happen to said person.
This doesn’t dictate that the character needs to be put through a literal hellscape; it could be that they’re just facing an insurmountable obstacle that the audience wants to see them prevail over desperately. (Ex.: The shy and quiet protagonist struggling to tell their neighbor next door that they’ve had a crush on them for several years. If the audience grows appropriately alongside the story told, this is something that they’re invested in seeing the resolution of.) The point here being that setting doesn’t matter so much as difficulty does. That’s the trigger for it, and the emotional attachment, that’s what sells it. This is typically accomplished based on how well the audience relates to the character, based on qualities and quirks that help them relate to their hero and situation on personal scales, more so than the setting and greater plot.
Getting back to the post that I made, I was poking fun at my own emotional attachment to a specific character. Since this character was from the latest video game in a long-running series that I’m unfamiliar, along with limited plot devices (being more character driven), I had no means to recognize subtle cues in their dialogues that would have tipped me off to their fate. Thus, as I played alongside the character more, and assumed they were a generally nice person, I ended up being shocked that they were, in fact, originally an enemy character in their debut game. Thus, I found it hilarious, because while it blind-sided me, it’s also a very relate-able situation, for newcomers to a series to be thrown off by what I believe is called the “Late Arrival Spoilers,” where someone learns about something joining later to a story.
TL;DR: I didn’t play an older and not localized game, made a friend with a playable character, and was betrayed by knowledge of said character.
RIOT CONQUERS: a mix for the boys who are rotten to the core after being handed the world on a silver platter. they’re going to drink and snort and punch their way to an early grave, and then try and buy death off with a thick roll of cash. to them, riot conquers all things and it would not be wise to stand in their way of getting it. [LISTEN]
Happy 37th Mya!🎉 The Journey continues and gets better and better. And any obstacle that might come in your way may you overcome and conquer them all! You’ve come a long way and worked really hard for all your achievements and we celebrate you. Want to see many many more and continue to do Tremendous! Things in life whether it be music ,humanitarian duties, or animal rescue duties. God Bless😘!
"If everybody is equal then why are Black people so poor?"
Easy answer for most of us: institutionalized racism preceded by a generation of segregation and hundreds of years of slavery. If the white person who asked that question accepts your answer (possibly after a more in-depth discussion of each part of the equation) then cool. What if they want to continue the conversation and go back further?
“Well if everybody is equal, how did a relatively small number of white people capture so many Africans in the first place?”
Ships, weapons, and trade. Slavery was not a new concept. What white people brought to the table was a new dehumanization factor where the people they enslaved were regarded as lower lifeforms. African slavery was African people selling other African people into forced bondage as a result of warfare. Colonial slavery was white people buying livestock from African traders. As long as white traders had goods (primarily guns) to hand over to African traders, there was always a new influx of slaves being captured and handed over at trading outposts.
So, maybe the conversation ends there, but if they’re really inquisitive, they go back one step further which is the root of all racism.
“If people originated in Africa, then why was Africa so far behind the technological curve? Why did Europeans have guns and the Africans didn’t? If all races are equal, why did white people develop all this stuff much faster than Blacks who had more time to do it?”
And that’s where racism comes from at its core, the belief that white people are genetically superior to everyone else. They conquered the majority of the world because they could, and they could because they had weapons and horses and ships, and they had weapons and horses and ships because they were smarter than everybody else and developed those benefits first. White people must be better on some level of evolution because nature is survival of the fittest and clearly white people came out on top. You can pass laws, you can write thinkpieces, you can tell your white allies all about discrimination, but the conversation that no one wants to have is the one where even the most liberal, open-minded white person may have thought that white people must be better in some way even though all people should stil be treated equally.