defense for girls

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If there’s one thing i loved since i loved since i was a kids it’s magical girls (and of course as you can see magical boys)

I miss Solo.
I miss HAO.
I miss KO.
I miss Sonnett.
I miss Rampone.
I miss Rapinoe.
I miss ARod.
I miss Leroux.
I miss Kling.
I miss Holiday.
I miss Long in midfield.
I miss Pia Sundhage.
I miss the Department of Defence.
I miss being shown how to play like a badass.
I miss the USWNT.

In a span of 10 days Tessperado has:

-been papped in Harry’s car

-posted a pic on ig wearing “Harry’s” shirt

-captioned a picture “creatures” in the country

-posted a pic on ig of a meal she made and just casually made sure to get parts of a floor/table that were easily identifiable as Harry’s kitchen

-posted an ig story in which the focal point was Harry’s table

-posted an ig story with a Full Stop hat and Harry’s MacBook in it

-posted a pic on ig wearing a jacket that she later wore to Harry’s secret gig

-posted an ig story captioned “woman”

-has liked Gemma’s ig posts

-has commented on ig posts about the Gucci shirt

-gave an interview in which she says she deleted all sm but instagram but the comments are too much and she needs a break

It’s almost like she’s saying follow me on Instagram where I will continue to document my “relationship” on Instagram for the viewing pleasure of my Instagram followers. If it’s such a problem why not stop pushing your oh so private relationship on Instagram. It’s just a thought.

I will literally NEVER be over what Harry said about teenaged girls. And that the reporter noted how animated he got when it was brought up, like he clearly has thought about and been frustrated by this issue a lot, and he had such full views on it. It would’ve been so easy for him to brush off the question without agreeing with the premise. But he didn’t! He gave such a full defense of teenage girls, as listeners, as consumers, and as humans who are going to shape the future!! Teenaged girls are SO powerful and important and influential, but almost no one ever acknowledges it, people just shit on what girls like for fun. And so to see Harry defend them so fully and in such a multi-faceted way, and in an interview that I’m sure will be widely read by teenaged girls, just means so much to me. 

Another thing that makes me extremely sad and angry is that no matter which role Sam tries to play within his own family, he cannot win.

Sam rebels against John because he doesn’t want to keep hunting forever, he wants a better future and a safe life? He is selfish and he should listen to Dean. Sam tries to make excuses for Mary’s behavior (Dean did the same with John tbh) and tries to keep peace (clumsily) between his mom and his brother? He is naive and he should listen to Dean.

Sam is always shown to be in the wrong dynamic and I’m sick of that, I’m sick of the narrative always being biased against him, I’m sick of seeing Sam being punished for trying to fit into in own family.

I’m fucking tired of this.

Girls Need Heroes, Too: In Defense of Magical Girls

Of all the different types of anime, the magical girl anime is probably the sub-genre that is most looked down upon. Magical girl animes are bright and colorful, they always involve middle- or junior-school-aged girls gaining superpowers and having dramatic transformation scenes, and there’s plenty of fan service in terms of skimpy outfits and simpering looks.

Originally posted by thedragoon

People, even the more open-minded anime watchers, have a tendency to dismiss magical girl animes due to what they perceive as a standard storyline and stock characterization; they’re blinded by the plethora of pink, the frills and short skirts, and the girlish laughter, and they miss the more serious and frequently dark side of these shows.

Originally posted by kagenui

Like any television show, anime or otherwise, magical girl animes have stories and messages that are both entertaining and relevant. Few shows have as much optimism and determination as magical girl animes, yet these shows also provide a realistic (at least as realistic as you can get on shows where girls are granted magical powers to fight the forces of evil) look at the sacrifices and pain that heroes must face. Magical girl animes are able to blend important lessons with joy and levity, and there are a number of reasons that they’re worth watching.

One of my favorite things about magical girl animes is the way they portray friendship. Even if a magical girl starts out on her own, it’s inevitable that she’ll end up surrounded by a team of other magical girls and occasionally a token magical boy. Like any story involving teamwork, there’s going to be some conflicts and some drama, but ultimately, it’s the strength of the team and their friendship that helps them save the day.

Originally posted by ladyofacat

Originally posted by fyeahsailormoon

Magical girls don’t always start off as friends-in fact, they sometimes start off as annoyances at best and flat-out adversaries at worst-but there are few things that bring people together quite as well as having to save people (or the city or the earth or the universe or all of space and time; you get the idea).  

Originally posted by sylneon

Originally posted by chatnoirs-baton

But despite the task of working together to save the day, the friendships in magical girl animes are always realistic. As I said, magical girls don’t always get along with one another. Becoming a magical girl is rarely a choice; it’s typically the result of some outside circumstance such as a perceived aptitude for being a hero, an accident, or a grand destiny, and as a result, the chosen girls are very different types of people with different personalities, motives, and attitudes towards their new role.

Originally posted by madokamagicaruinedmylife

Originally posted by densetsu-sailor-moon

The resulting clashes are typically the direct result of these differences, yet as the girls work more and more as a team, these conflicts become less and less common. It’s hard to rely on someone to have your back without forming some sort of more personal bond, and eventually, even those magical girls who would rather work alone find themselves forming friendships with their fellow magical girls. There are still plenty of ups and downs, but that’s true of any friendship, magical or otherwise, and these shows aren’t afraid of portraying the good times along with the bad, giving viewers a well-rounded look at the personal relationship of magical girls. Yes, there may be more makeovers or shopping trips or sleepovers than other animes, but these types of scenes go to show that magical girls and other heroes have lives outside of saving the day, and they enjoy the time they have with their friends doing things they enjoy.

Originally posted by checkyesbraixen

Originally posted by theonewhohelptosetthesun

Originally posted by homurahyakuya

Originally posted by heartcoma

But that doesn’t mean these magical girls don’t enjoy kicking some bad guy butt. They’ve got superpowers and awesome weapons and they know how to use them. Magical girl animes are really at the top of the list in terms of girl power. These ladies can fight, they can strategize and plan, they can work as a team and take down any villain or monster that stands in their way, and they look cute while doing it.

Originally posted by weissrose

Originally posted by psychopass

Originally posted by nicorobin

In the world of superheroes, there are infinitely more men than women, leaving young girls at a bit of a loss in terms of role models. Magical girls provide female heroes for people to look up to and admire. Magical girls fight for a cause, they don’t compromise their values, and they’re willing to sacrifice themselves to save others. They’re just as capable and worthy of admiration as any guy hero, yet they’re often brushed aside because of their girlishness.

Originally posted by nenecchi

Originally posted by rusianmio

Originally posted by httptsunderethighs

Which is really a shame, because these magical girls are proof that you can be girly and still totally kick butt. Whether it’s straight-up physical combat, mastery of weapons-everything from guns to swords to archery to a yoyo- or actual magical powers such as control over an element, these ladies are fearsome and powerful. 

Originally posted by ladynoir-aka-life

Originally posted by anime

Originally posted by every-rabbit-is-trans

But sometimes they’re powerful enough to hurt more than they help, particularly when it comes to getting hurt themselves. Magical girls sometimes find themselves in situations that their weapons and skills can’t overcome, and they must sacrifice some part of themselves, be it their magical girl status, a physical ability, or their humanity itself. These are frightening and painful decisions to make, yet magical girls never seem to back down from making them. They know what has to be done, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to save the day. 

Originally posted by panzoom

Originally posted by asami-snazz

Originally posted by sirens-coven

Originally posted by homuraholic

Originally posted by rito2ru

Originally posted by yazzydream

Knowing that being a magical girl of any kind would have its downsides might deter some from accepting such a role, but those who do become magical girls always do so because they believe in what being a magical girl embodies. Even more, they have hope that their sacrifices and pain will make the world a better place. No matter how dark things may get, it seems like magical girls have an ability for endless hopefulness: hope that evil can be overcome, hope that people can change, hope that their choice to do the right thing will be enough.

Their hope is not always realistic and it’s not always rewarded, yet their unfailing willingness to hope for something better even when all seems lost is admirable. Just seeing magical girls pushing back against their enemies no matter what makes viewers believe that their own problems can be overcome. Even when everything seems to be falling apart, there’s hope that tomorrow will be better, and people have a tendency to forget that. Luckily we have characters like magical girls to remind us to be hopeful and to do whatever we can to bring hope to others.

Magical girl animes truly have a lot to offer everyone. There are complex characters, twisted and dramatic storylines, and epic fight scenes. Many of the shows have fantastic animation as well, along with great scores and visually-stunning transformation sequences.

Originally posted by mysweet-milkshake

Originally posted by purple-link-pone

Originally posted by lightgeline

Critics aren’t wrong when they say magical girl animes are usually fluffier and more lighthearted than other animes or other animated shows, but that’s not what makes these animes so good. These fluffy moments provide a brief respite between the truly hard choices, the sacrifices and the losses.

Magical girl animes show that girls can be just as good as the boys. They can be just as tough, just as powerful, just as heroic. And they can do it all while wearing a combat skirt and heels, something I’d love to see their male counterparts attempt. Magical girls and magical girl animes deserve the same acknowledgment and appreciation as their contemporaries for being unabashedly what they are: celebrations of the great things girls can do with hope, determination, and a bit of magic.

Originally posted by unicorns-ate-my-memories

omg, imagine aftg with an exy commentator alá Lee Jordan??? And Wymack tries to control him???

“the ball caught by Allison Reynolds - what an excellent defensive dealer that girl is, and rather attractive, too -”

“Jordan!”

or

“so - after that obvious and disgusting piece of cheating”

“Jordan!”

“i mean, after that open and revolting foul -”

“Jordan, i’m warning you -”

“all right, all right. Moriyama nearly kills the Foxes’ striker, which could happen to anyone, i’m sure, so a penalty to the Foxes …”

or

“raven’s in possession - Moriyama with the ball - passes Day - passes Josten - hit hard in the face with a raquet, hope it broke his nose - only joking, Coach”

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I’ve been trying to post this yesterday BUT life came in the way soooo I’ll post it today instead.
May the 4th drawing YEY /o/
With friends’ characters YEY /o/
So from bottom to left, on the individual drawings :
@shamusu‘s Rexia, my Lunalee, @rakiah‘s Sahana, her twin @saph-y‘s Shatti and @trashmuh‘s Muhren : D

This is what I’ve noticed recently. I love the MG genre, whatever it plays its tropes straight or makes a twist. Mind you, this is my opinion and are probably more variations of it, but these are my favorites so far. Also, I wanted to make a hybrid of all the villains they have on their shows.

EDIT: Fixed Madoka’s hands

Left to Right:  Yumoto Hakone (Cute High School Earth Defense Club), Madoka Kaneme (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), and Panty Anarchy (Panty & Stocking w/Garterbelt)

Lorelai Gilmore Defense Squad

Anyone else want to join the Lorelai Gilmore Defense Squad?! Needless to say, members get limitless amounts of coffee and junk food :) Reblog or like if you still love Lorelai despite and in some ways because of her many flaws. She’s among the most vibrant, unique, memorable, resonant fictional characters I’ve ever been lucky enough to come across, and she’ll always have a special place in my heart even when she’s driving me a little bit crazy. Team Lorelai forever :) 

@austennerdita2533 @rorysummersblog @brittaden @itwasagreatkiss

WRITTEN BY A COP: Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or a loved one’s life. In daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation… This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children, & everyone you know. After reading these 9 crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do :The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. Learned this from a tourist guide. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse,
DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you… Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse.
RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy.. The driver won’t see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.
DON’T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head,
and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR ,
LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE..

If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, Repeat:
DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
A.) Be aware:look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor ,
and in the back seat.
B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door.
Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women
are attempting to get into their cars. C.) Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side.. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN!
The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then,
it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked ‘for help’ into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late
and she thought it was weird.. The police told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT
open the door..’ The lady then said that it sounded like the baby
had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way,
whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.’ He told her that they think a serial killer
has a baby’s cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby.. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby’s cries outside their doors when they’re home alone at night.

10. Water scam! If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full blast so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.

Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors! Please pass this on
This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby Theory was mentioned on America ’s Most Wanted when they profiled
the serial killer in Louisiana

I’d like you to forward this to all the women you know.
It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle..
I was going to send this to the ladies only,
but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc.,
you may want to pass it onto them, as well.

Send this to any woman you know that may need
to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it
and it’s better to be safe than sorry..
Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or
a loved one’s life.

Mon-El Defense Squad

So I’ve seen way too much hate on a character I really love. So I’m here to talk about a few things I’ve noticed people have said about him in a negative way and show you from my viewpoint why I don’t see what you see.

Mon-El is abusive: I literally have never seen this. While yes he did fight Kara when he first woke up that was a mere reaction to waking up dazed and confused with someone he didn’t know looking over him. That is why he reacted like that. He really doesn’t want to hurt anyone. He just wanted to go home.

Mon-El is a misogynist: misogynic - (used of men) having deep-seated distrust of women. I have never seen this. Mon-El even tells Kara that he would be safe with her. He gives himself over into her hands. He trains with her even though (if he were really a misogynist) he could train with J'onn, who is a male. Like I don’t see this. Yes, he allowed Eve to do his work, but that is part of his culture. Just like in any other culture different from yours, just because you don’t like/agree with it doesn’t make it wrong. Him allowing her to help, which she offered I might add, is not hurting anyone. Mon-El is still learning Earth customs and doings. He’s been there for only a few months!!!! Anyway, I’ve never seen him disrespect a woman or have a distrust of them.

Mon-El is a frat boy: Again, from what we have learned so far, this is part of his culture. They like to party and drink. Why am I going to hold that against him when that’s the only thing he has known literally all his life?

Mon-El is a fuck boy: I don’t even know where this came from. Like how? Why? We have seen him flirt but have we ever actually seen him kiss anyone besides Eve and Kara? Besides Kara assuming he was with someone when he was kidnapped, we have no proof he’s slept with anyone.

Mon-El is white: Yes, you are correct. The actor playing Mon-El is white. And? I’m a third Native American, a third Latina, and a third European, and I look whiter than him. You should never hate someone based off their skin color. That’s wrong on all counts. So no. Next.

Mon-El doesn’t want to be a superhero: Okay, and? Do you know what started this series? Kara living an ordinary life without being a superhero until she saw her sister was going to die in a plane crash. Only then did she use her powers. How long did she live on earth before that happened? 12 years. That’s 12 years of getting Earth customs down and mourning the loss of her planet and her family. 12 years of getting being a human down before deciding for herself she wanted to be a hero. I loved it when James said Clark didn’t want to make that decision for her. Clark wanted her to decide it on her own. Which she did. Can Mon-El have maybe just a little longer than a month to decide what he wants to do after learning that he has these powers he can’t quite control yet and lost his whole world and is the last (that we know of) survivor of said world? He already feels like he should have died with his planet, let the man mourn whether that be openly or internally. Don’t push such a weighty decision on him.

Mon-El is mean and rude to Kara: And she was so nice to him when she found out where he was from? They both had their prejudices about each other. Those don’t go away over night. I also see this from another side too. Have we seen Mon-El actually mourn for his planet? No, not openly. How do some people mourn? They lash out in anger and frustration. That is what I see. I see people pushing him to be a hero and do things that he isn’t ready to even think about. Over time, I truly believe he will decide to be a hero. But it will be his choice.

Mon-El is lazy: While yes, he does seem entitled at times, I think that’s because of how he was raised (since the theory is he is actually the Prince of Daxam). Also, what’s wrong with getting a job you like? He’s looking for something that suits him which is what all of us are doing, isn’t it? Being an intern wasn’t for him. I definitely couldn’t be an intern. But I also love my actual job (most of the time anyways). There’s nothing wrong with looking for something you can be passionate about.

Mon-El only wants to have sex with Kara: Did you miss the part where he asked if she was mated with someone? To him, mated means committed. So, no, he isn’t just looking for sex. He diverted answering Kara’s question because he does have feelings and he would be embarrassed if she didn’t reciprocate them. If someone I liked ever asked me outright if I liked them and I wasn’t ready to admit it and face rejection, you better believe I’m going to say no. Hell, even if I was ready, I would say no but that’s because of my own personal issues. But we have been shown that Mon-El doesn’t just want to have sex with Kara. He also didn’t call her beautiful for her looks. He called her beautiful because of her personality. He sees her taking on the weight of many worlds and taking the blame when it isn’t hers and he finds that beautiful about her.

Mon-El is predictable: He is based off a comic character. So, I guess? Plus certain character types are there for reasons. I always love a certain character for the same reason each time. That. Is. Why. They. Are. Loved. Just because you don’t like that character type doesn’t make them a horrible character. We all have different taste. You do you and I’m going to love what I love. It’s that simple.

Mon-El is holding Kara back: Kara was literally sent to Earth to look after her cousin and help him. That was going to be her purpose. Kara never got to fulfill that purpose. She sees she can mentor Mon-El and fulfill that purpose. Why is that holding her back? Why is helping someone else holding her back? Why is helping her overcome a prejudice holding her back? How is he holding her back? She is still saving lives and being a superhero. Why is it wrong to add another superhero in the mix? I don’t remember people getting angry when it was revealed Hank was J'onn. I was freaking ecstatic!!! I love J'onn. Are people angry for adding M'gann?? No. Let a superhero show be a superhero show. Supergirl didn’t always work alone in the comics, so why would she in this series.

Whether you like Mon-El or not, that’s fine. You are going to like or dislike a character and that is your choice. However, don’t ever hate an actor for a character he is playing. Chris is a sweetheart and doesn’t deserve the hate he is getting. So I guess this is a Mon-El and Chris defense squad post.

Little Fireheart. (Rowaelin Oneshot)

Creak.

Rowan’s eyes shot open.

He glanced at his wife, her breathing steady and quiet, her body outlined by the light of the moon. Rowan had been away with Aedion for the last week, overseeing Terrasen’s new recruits, and he had spent hours making it up to Aelin earlier that evening. Considering how often she moaned his name, and the marks on his back from her nails, he figured he was forgiven.

With a smile, he pulled up the thin, white blanket to her bare shoulders, and kissed her forehead gently. “I love you, Fireheart.”

As he stood, he swore he heard her mumble Buzzard, but when he looked back, eyebrows raised, she was still sound asleep. He pulled on his pants with a chuckle and grabbed a blanket from the chair by the fireplace on his way out the door.

The creaking of the stairs had stopped, and the pitter-patter of small feet were now heavy on the main floor. Wrapping the blanket around his broad shoulders, Rowan silently took the stairs two at a time.

He found her by the window, watching the city-goers walk by their private residence under the streetlights. She had her chin perched on her knees and her arms wrapped around her legs as she sat on the window sill, her golden hair a mess and her pajamas rumpled. She was clinging to her white-fur blanket, the one she was given by Gavriel the day she was born.

He leaned against the door frame, watching her, admiringly. He thought back to the first time he held her in his arms, bundled in that same blanket, when terror and love and utter joy flooded him. He remembered looking into the eyes of his firstborn, his daughter, and knowing he was in trouble. She had put him through hell since the day she’d been born, and she was only four. There was a lot more hell to go.

And he loved every minute of it.

“Didn’t your mother tell you to stay in bed?”

The small figure jumped at her father’s voice, her cheeks turning pink as she turned to face him. “Maybe….”

The silver-haired fae crossed his arms as he tried not to smile, and failed. “Ana.”

When her lip began to wobble, he ran to her side and pulled her into his arms. Once her small arms had wrapped around his neck, and her head was lying on his shoulder, he sighed.

“Are you mad, daddy?” she asked.

Rowan sat down on the cushioned couch that sat in front of the fireplace and wrapped his blanket around his daughter. “No, why would I be mad?”

“Mommy gets mad when I get out of bed,” she said, matter-of-factly.

He laughed. “Mommy doesn’t get mad. She just wants you to get a good night’s rest, that’s all. So you can grow big and strong.”

“Does mommy get mad at you when you get out of bed?”

He pulled back and looked into those curious, pine-green eyes. It was the only trait she’d gotten from him. “Yes. So, don’t tell her I was out of my bed, and I won’t tell her you were out of yours. Deal?”

She held up her pinkie in answer, and Rowan wrapped his around hers.

“Deal,” she giggled, and fell into his chest.

“Why can’t you sleep?” he asked her, after a minute. “It is late.”

“I thought you were on my side,” her high-pitched voice was highly offended.

He held up his hands in defense.

The little girl sighed. “Uncle Aedion told me a scary story. Aunt Lysy got mad at him, but he thought it was funny.”

Aedion and Lysandra had taken Aliana to the square earlier that afternoon for lunch, and to find a dress for Friday’s gathering. Apparently, Aedion liked to add his own fun to the agenda.

“Scary story?” he brushed her hair back behind her ear. “About what?”

“About snow leopards.”

“Snow leopards?”

“Yeah, about how they eat little girls with-with blonde hair.”

Rowan made a mental note to kick Aedion’s ass tomorrow when they met for their early morning workout. “Uncle Aedion was just joking, Ana.”

She frowned. “Well, he’s not very funny.”

The corner of Rowan’s lips tugged upward as the little girl in his lap yawned.

“Go to sleep, Ana,” he kissed the top of her head. “I love you.”

“Will you stay?” she asked, pine-green eyes growing wide.

“Of course,” he promised, pulling her tighter against his chest.

Another yawn escaped. “Love you, too, daddy.”

They sat there, just the two of them, in silence as he patted her back, giving her the comfort that only he could.

“Daddy?”

“Hmm?” he asked, realizing he was dozing off.

“Can I be a bird like you?”

It took him a moment to realize she was talking about shape-shifting, and the thought made him laugh, breathily. “You can be anything you want to be, my Little Fireheart.”

But, when he didn’t get a reply, and he looked down at the four-year-old cradled in his arms, her eyes were closed, and her breathing was steady.

A small flame rose, and grew, from within the fireplace.

Rowan glanced toward the door frame and gave its occupant a soft grin. He whispered, “I thought I wore you out.”

She rolled her eyes, but there was humor there, and love. “I came to see why I was the only one in bed.”

He held out his free arm, and before he could take another breath, she was there, lying her head against his shoulder and taking her daughter’s feet into her lap.

“She’s getting so big,” she sighed. “I don’t understand why she thinks I’d be mad to find her downstairs. Remind me to kick Aedion’s ass, by the way.”

Rowan chuckled. “I’d be scared of you, too, Majesty.” Aelin stuck her tongue out at her husband. With a smirk, he continued, “How long were you standing there?”

“Long enough to come to the conclusion that you two must keep a lot of secrets from me,” she narrowed her eyes as if to say liars.

He shrugged. “A pinkie swear cannot be broken.”

She nudged him in the ribs, then continued to rub his chest with her finger in lazy circles to the sound of his quiet laughter.

“She’s perfect,” Aelin whispered, as Rowan’s eyes closed. “I still think that, every day, just how perfect she is. She reminds me of you.”

“She’s just like her mother,” Rowan whispered, back. “Yes, she is perfect. And beautiful. And kind. And smart.”

As he opened his eyes, he caught the tear that had fallen down his wife’s cheek.

“There was a time when I didn’t think I would ever have this life,” she whispered. “There was a time when I dreamt of this life, with you. Sometimes, it feels like a dream after all that we’ve endured.”

“I often have to remind myself that it’s not,” he kissed her head as the flames in the fireplace grew. “I love you.”

“I love you, too.”

“To whatever end.”

“Always,” she smiled. “To whatever end.”

Aelin fell asleep a minute later, and Rowan sat there, holding them both tightly, lovingly, admiringly, until the flames turned to embers, the logs turned to ashes, and sleep consumed him.

anonymous asked:

shit do you even know what a LAN party is? ignorant

shit, do you even know what a LAN party is? 

lmaoo just beacuse LAN parties are typically PC, doesn’t mean console LAN’s don’t exist? LAN literally stands for local area network, you think you can’t join more than one console to one LA network? How do you think competitive Halo players compete? 

I went to my first BYOC event when I was 14. “ignorant.