“I wondered what that was like, to hold someone’s hand. I bet you could sometimes find all of the mysteries of the universe in someone’s hand.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
“Like Ben Franklin with the key and the kite; You see it right?”
THIS HAS MORE MEANING Some historical background: before Franklin published an article in the Pennsylvania Gazette regarding lightning and electricity’s relation to the key and the kite, lightning had already been proven to be electricity due to an experiment done by a French scientist using a metal rod. In this article Franklin didn’t even say that he performed the experiment, he just explained that it could happen. So Benjamin didn’t even discover electricity, he just wrote an article about it and people accredited the find to him
So where does Hamilton come in? When Angelica met Hamilton, she was already married to her husband, John Church. So while she met Hamilton and is reflecting on the connection forged between her and him, she had already discovered romance elsewhere with Church. Therefore, much like Franklin, the discovery had already been made. When she met Hamilton, it was like the key and the kite. No action was taken by her to advance this discovery of romance with Hamilton, like Franklin, she was simply saying that the connection had been forged, but history remembers it differently.
CONCLUSION: Lin-Manuel Miranda is an actual genius. Chick-boom.
Imagine Loki is with the Avengers as punishment & he tries to help, but his general bad luck causes more destruction. You are told to befriend and romance him to keep his destructive tendencies in check. You do your job well and Loki falls for you, hard. He courts you properly and treats you like a queen. He feels happy for the first time in a long while, & it shows. But it makes you uncomfortable, knowing you’re lying. Then one day, he discovers the truth. It breaks him, & it isn’t pretty.
Shoutout to the aromantics who don’t hate being aro.
Shoutout to the aros who were happy, not devastated, when they found out they were aro.
Shoutout to aros who felt relief, not sadness and mourning, when they realized they didn’t have to keep forcing crushes and getting into uncomfortable romantic relationships anymore because they finally discovered that romance wasn’t the only option.
Shoutout to the aros who like their orientation and wouldn’t change it if they were given the choice, despite even the “accepting” communities assuming that they must be miserable and that they must wish they weren’t aro.
Shoutout all the aros who don’t fit the narrative of self-loathing misery and never see themselves represented because no one ever talks about aros who are happy with themselves and like their orientation.
It’s so sad to me that this generations idea of romance is centered around texts. I don’t want you to just text me. I want you be curious about me, I want you to watch me and discover all of my little quirky details. I want you to sit with me in my car in the middle of the night while I yell about the bad day I had. I want to hold hands in the movies. I want little kisses between sentences. I want you to fall for me– but not for my words that appear on your phone screen. I want you to discover me.
Since I discovered you could, I systematically romance both Thane and Liara in all my playthroughs. One is nobility and kindness a pillar of stone for my Shepard to cling to, the other fluidity and depth, an ocean to sail for eternity. They are my Shepard’s Yin and Yang, and I cannot imagine her not in love with both of them.
“It’s so sad to me that this generations idea of romance is centered around texts. I don’t want you to just text me. I want you be curious about me, I want you to watch me and discover all of my little quirky details. I want you to sit with me in my car in the middle of the night while I yell about the bad day I had. I want to hold hands in the movies. I want little kisses between sentences. I want you to fall for me– but not for my words that appear on your phone screen. I want you to discover me.”
I have to say I’m very glad bioware seems to be embracing their ME1 roots with Andromeda. I loved the atmosphere in the first game but at this point playing it can be a chore. There’s something so magical getting to explore and wander off the beaten path in that universe, you never know what beautiful sight is just around the corner.
The moment I knew the series owned my soul was driving the mako around the moon and seeing earth on the horizon. I honestly can’t wait to have more moments like that.
As I’m rereading “Hope Springs Eternal: A Subterranean Romance” by Quantum Witch (brilliant story, by the by!), a sudden lightning bolt strikes me.
Hades’ characterization and idiosyncratic dialogue (a la sassy Disney classic baddies treatment and their warped sense of humor) reminded me of Handsome Jack…so by extension, the willful Persephone would be Rhys? The imagery has me in stitches.
Request: AU with jhope being your brother best friend in the college and loving you in secret something like that T-T maybe a fight when your brother discover this love
Genre: Drama / Romance
-This is crazy–
Namjoon said not so far away from Hoseok, fumbling at the stash of papers,
books, notes and what not about the last assignment they had to send in three
days. –Aristotle was in some deep things, I’m telling you-
-Yeah, he was –
Hoseok mumbled bored, all of these philosophical things were just making him sleepy.
They had been
studying in Namjoon’s house, sprawled on the living room floor and using the
coffee table for their books. Hoseok tried to hide a yawn without success, he had way better
things to think of, like why philosophy classes were so boring, for example.
But when Namjoon had asked him if he wanted to work in the assignment together,
Hoseok hadn’t find it in himself to say no since that meant one thing, going to
Namjoon’s house and that alone was Hoseok’s favorite part of studying with his
He heard soft
footsteps coming down the stairs and he raised his head. It was a
sort of blessing the fact that Namjoon was so focused into whatever he was
talking because that way he missed the expression showing on Hoseok’s face the
moment he saw his best friend’s sister coming down.
He was well aware he
should look like a lovestruck teenager, and he himself felt like it whenever he
looked at you. You were wearing comfy clothes, a baggy sweater and shorts with
a high ponytail that bounced with each echelon you descended and Hoseok felt
his heart do a little back flip on his chest.
You raised your eyes
towards them and found Hoseok staring at you, he didn’t move his eyes away, he
simply couldn’t, but you smiled to him and waved as a hello. Hoseok smiled
back, you were now standing in the last step of the stairs and he still couldn’t move his eyes away. Hoseok had been liking you for an embarrassing long
amount of time secretly, using his visits to his best friend’s House to see you
and talk with you.
You seemed unsure of
what to do, looking at Hoseok with the same interested gaze. Namjoon’s voice
was echoing in the background, his head dipped low into the text book unaware
of the shared stares his best friend and sister were sharing.
You smiled once again
at Hoseok, a little shy, and followed your way towards the kitchen. Hoseok was
feeling much more awake suddenly, you were so captivating for him it was a lost
battle since day one. Of all the girls he could have fallen in love with, and it
had to be with the one who had the most freaky protective brother out there,
brother who was his best friend to top it all.
-Earth to Hoseok –
Namjoon waved a hand in front of Hoseok’s face, who backed off startled. –man,
did you hear any of what I said? –
Hoseok denied with is
head at a loss of words, Namjoon started to summarize his previous speech, but Hoseok’s mind was still on you
and in how this secret of his was becoming harder to hide.