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Season 2 Klance and Shallura Analysis

Alrighty so this is another one of those voltron prediction/theory/rant its basically an analysis of some parts of season 2 not all bc that would take me forever but just a few key parts (aka the key to my heart Klance okay bye). So grab a drink because this is an essay folks that I spent way too much time on than I should have. Let’s begin shall(ura) we? (I hate myself)

So I’m gonna start with a very good and very platonic (in my opinion) relationship, which is K//allura. Okay okay, they have so much potential to be bffs its exciting.

First off, I took the whole Galra Keith and Allura tension as a message the creators wanted to convey to the viewers about judging someone merely by their race. Honestly I really love it when tv shows, especially kids shows, integrate bigger ideas like racism into their stories. Its subtle yet satisfying and I really really appreciated this particular scene with Keith and Allura.

Allura is describing her hatred for the Galra which is basically her hatred toward a part of Keith that he can’t even control. He never chose to be Galra, it’s just in his blood. And obviously that hurts him because its a part of who he is:((

Like ugh this is so sweet guys. So as you know from the title of this, I don’t ship K//allura at all, but this scene was very special to me in a much different way than how I feel from a romantic interaction. Like this is a genuine moment between two characters that are haunted by the same group, the Galra. Keith is part Galra, he has a part of the enemy inside of him which is probably causing inner turmoil maybe even self-hatred within him. And Allura as we know hates the Galra for killing her entire civilization. These two have a deep character development from this scene alone. We see that Allura has matured from being bitter toward Keith for being Galra to understanding that a person should not be judged by their blood but who they truly are. Also we see that Keith has accepted the fact that yes he may have a part of the enemy within him, but that does not mean he has to be anything like them. He is also pretty stand-off ish and doesn’t like opening up necessarily. He’d much rather keep to himself (other than Shiro), but he is finally opening up to someone else as well. He forgives Allura immediately despite how offensive her bias opinion was towards him. I just love Keith. 

So these two are super close now or should be? Which is pretty awesome considering… Keith is super close to Shiro too. SO now he’s close to both Shiro and Allura who are both, might I remind you all, much older than would be appropriate for him to have a romantic relationship with. Anywho, this reeks of space parents and an angsty teen.

Which then leads to Shallura and why I believe it is pointing toward canon woot woot love these goobers. Alright so I’m solely focusing on a few scenes in particular where my heart was pounding and my eyes watering and I was clutching my heart while screaming at my computer screen. The feels man the feels. 

I just about swooned at this. Like these underrated moments are what really get me. Like I love the whole Shiro taking Allura’s hand and telling his wife to get some rest, that got me feeling some sort of way. But this scene guys. In the heat of battle, Shiro is concerned for Allura. He’s basically saying “I wish I could be there to take care of her but Coran you have to do it for me.” I cannot guys I cannot.

She could’ve called for anyone else. Was it Keith? NOPE IT WAS SHIRO, PEOPLE!!

Never forget honestly. This is the face of a broken man. I have never seen Shiro more distressed and this pic doesn’t do it justice but when you watch this scene his eyes are glistening like he’s about to cry. The calm, collected leader Shiro is on the verge of tears? omg I can’t. 

Honestly this is my weakness. When a character gets hurt and another character goes ballistic and rages. Like Shiro is so determined to kick ass in this scene and avenge Allura. End me. 

For Shallura, they both have an understanding that they need each other. They are each other’s support especially considering they both are the leaders and are the older ones of the group. They help bear each other’s responsibility which is much different than Klance’s dynamic. For Klance it is much more playful and focused on chemistry. And also because they are younger it is much more naive and afraid. Both Keith and Lance obviously care for each other but they try not to show it especially when the other is present. They are self-conscious and afraid of what the other will think, that the other doesn’t feel the same way. Shiro and Allura, however, both know that they care for each other and they aren’t afraid to express it through calling each other’s name during battle and other small gestures like that.

Which I forgot to mention that everyone is freaking out over a simple hug between Allura and Keith but like have you noticed that both Klance and Shallura have not had a proper hug yet? Ummmm is this a slow burn fic or… Seriously tho, I’ve watched plenty of shows and animes (I’m shameless) to know that usually the canon couple does not have that special hugging and seal-the-deal scenes quite so early in the series because all the anticipation builds up until the perfect scene is created. I swear a tender Klance and Shallura moment is coming I swear. 

Which then leads to my mains, Klance. I just have to admit that one of the many reasons I love these two is because of the fact that Keith and Lance are like my fav characters of all time. And I can relate to both of them at the same time idk. Anyway, back to what’s important: evidence of canon.

So… Do I really need to show these? Like these scenes do not need further analysis it just reeks of dorks-in-love-who-don’t-know-they’re-in-love-with-each-other-and-who-don’t-know-that-the-other-is-in-love-with-them. Man I love Klance. 

So instead let’s over-analyze a few other scenes…

“Babe I thought you would have my back.”

“First you forget the bonding moment now this.”

Look this one is a stretch lol but just look at Keith’s face. When you watch this scene, Keith goes from his signature annoyed and irritated look to a betrayed and frustrated look. Maybe that’s just me, but aside from that, he doesn’t necessarily look pissed off, his face changes from his usual pissy look to something much different. Obviously what Lance says does calm him down enough not to yell back at him, but he also looks frustrated because no one understand him or his secret about his past with the Blade of Mamora and all that good junk at this point. I think it is especially bothering him that he can’t just upfront say what he is hiding, and instead he knows he is looking like a fool in front of them (and especially Lance). 

Body language is important. Keith turns around as not to face them, I think he is hurt because obviously this whole situation is important to him but not even Lance seems to understand him. And I seriously think Keith and Lance have like this weird mutual understanding usually. Like ya they fight I get that, but usually they kinda get what the other is trying to get at I feel, idk maybe thats just me. 

Let’s take a moment to appreciate how blue Lance’s eyes are in this… I love my son…

So like if you look closely at this scene you notice that when Lance is making eye contact with Keith, Keith has his typical “I hate you Lance but really I don’t but I’m gonna pretend like I do” face. But right when Lance looks away Keith actually looks sad and kinda hurt. Out of everyone, he hates that Lance is the one revealing his flaws, and even he knows its true. Lance stop insulting your husband. He’s actually sensitive about what you think of him:(((

Uhhh lowkey I think Keith is just as insecure as Lance is, but he just doesn’t show it… Oh the Klangst!

And another thing we get to see in Season 2 is that Lance is showing ALOT of concern of Keith’s wellbeing which is pretty big if you ask me because season 1 was basically Pining!Keith worried about his boyf. Now we get to see some worried Lance.

Honestly, like I mentioned before, the creators are going for a slow burn. And both Shallura and Klance definitely have their little hints and subtle moments that are very easily missed. But that’s the point. If it’s too obvious then the ending won’t be as powerful, the couples won’t be as special. Also, the development of both of these couples is going slow but very well thought out and I actually appreciate it a lot. I know for a fact K//allura won’t be canon because their interaction is too straight-up(lol) for it to be canon. It could be said as “predictable” but idk I just get a total brotp vibe from them nothing more, plus if they were hinting at canon for them, they wouldn’t have them hug so soon. Also their reactions and facial expressions toward the hugs and touches would be very different. It wasn’t tender like the Bonding Moment™ or the Shallura hand grab™. Facial expressions and reactions are key! Keith looked indifferent when Allura fell into his arms and their hug was sweet yes but it wasn’t hesitant and nervous like a couple who just discovered their feelings for one another would react. It was a hug between two people who recognize their bond. It was a strong bond yes, between two lovers? no I don’t think so. Allura, herself even confirmed how she now viewed the paladins as her family and it just felt to much like a familial bond I couldn’t see anything more to it. If Kallura was to be canon they would have more subtle moments than in-your-face big moments. Little details in the way Keith or Allura would look, or in the background they would be gazing at each other (*cough* like Keith does to Lance *cough*) It’s the little things that count, remember that.

The only ship I was concerned that would be canon was Sh//eith, because they have an obvious bond that is much different than everyone else. But ever since the “Shiro, you’re a bro to me” happened, it basically killed any chance of it happening. Which in my opinion is much better because Klance and Shallura have so much potential and their stories can expand and be written so well. As it is, the creators are doing a really good job at unraveling their stories slowly but just enough as to give the viewers hope which is the goal usually for tv shows. They try to make the shippers suffer sometimes *sigh*. 

Anywho, if you read up to this point thanks for listening to me rambling about space parents and space ranger partners lol! I loved season 2 because it revealed a lot about Keith not only through the obvious backstories and blade of mamora stuff but also through his interactions. And yes Keith is my fav lol. Anyways, I am 99.9% sure Klance and Shallura are gonna be canon but by no means am I saying you shouldn’t ship what you want. You do you, folks. Ship on and enjoy the show!

trope subversion & dirkjohn: part 1/?

thesis: dirkjohn subverts trope in a way that is not only true to homestuck’s narrative tendencies, but enriches both characters involved. as such, dismissals of it as “unrealistic” or a “crack ship,” while not unfounded, miss some compelling textual evidence. 

john is perhaps the most straightforward character in Homestuck. he follows the hero’s path: he starts the story, builds the new world, has a critical role in defeating the villain, and wins a ‘happy ever after.’ his relationship with his parent is the least complex of any kid’s, and his dynamics with his friends, while not simple, per se, don’t suggest a lot of depth to any of his relationships.

accordingly, we never receive any suggestion that romance interests john; when karkat suggests he marry rose, john’s reaction is one of amused resignation, which shifts to alarm when jade presses him for his earnest feelings on the subject. (this is a trend; john, although an honest person, is not naturally forthcoming with his emotions, and generally bails whenever a conversation strays into that territory.) when karkat suggests john has black feelings for terezi, john takes the thought more seriously, but is hardly happy about it; his reaction is almost literally “it feels wrong,” which karkat, coming from a culture where that feeling is normalized to an unhealthy degree, affirms as “textbook romance.” although roxy has a few panels eyeing him as “boyfriend material,” these hardly constitute serious interest – when two characters in homestuck are romantically interested in each other, it’s expressed through subtext and then revealed after they’ve already hooked up, not written outright. almost all concupiscent couples follow this trend: dave and karkat, spades slick and BQ, sollux and feferi, dirk and jake, jade and davesprite, alternate john and (vriska), dave and terezi, terezi and gamzee, etc. i could go on. roxy’s floating text suggestions parallel vriska’s reaction upon kanaya killing eridan and punching vriska herself – that is to say, it’s an indicator of awestruck affection, gratitude mixed with impressment. neither vriska nor roxy has a genuine interest in the person speaking to them, nor will that brief affection ever be picked up again. homestuck does emotion in the unspoken, not the explicit, and when it is explicit, the panels are usually not designed as jokes. it would be hard to count either of the panels MSPAwiki cites as evidence for roxy’s flushcrush on john as serious evidence for the ship, when both are heavy with comedic staging, and it would be even harder to argue that john reciprocates.

all of this is to say that john has never expressed interest in girls. now, arguably, he hasn’t expressed interest in boys, either, but his reactions to dave’s speech about internalized homophobia stray out of “surprise and mild discomfort,” as would be the average confident hetero’s reaction to friend’s coming-out, into “bewildered disconcertment,” suggesting that dave’s remarks hit a little close to home. i’m not the first to have written about this; others have drafted essays about how john’s vehement “i am not a homosexual” exemplifies internalized homophobia. suffice it to say that i’m using that reading of john, here.

besides being an enriching character trait and an example of why we never see john outright talk about his emotional conflict (heteronormativity is insidious in that it masquerades as a fundamental assumption of society, never necessitating discussion), john being gay subverts the heroic archetype. the male hero usually exemplifies masculinity. along with that masculinity comes the assumption of heterosexuality. he gets a love interest, a female counterpart, to journey with him on his adventures and reward him once he triumphs. but the two girls in john’s cohort are either gay or related to him; his proper “counterpart,” jane, is his genetic daughter, and roxy already has her epic romance set up – with an alien, no less. terezi never displays traditional “romantic” interest in him, he broke up with vriska, and kanaya is a married lesbian. john, therefore, subverts the trope of male hero: he not only lacks a female love interest, but does not desire one.

the way to complete an arc about internalized homophobia (assuming that the arc is to be ended positively, which, if john is the hero and is making the hero’s journey to satisfaction and contentment, we must) is for the holder to overcome it. john’s issues at the end of the comic come from isolation and a lack of purpose, which his friends have filled by dating and socializing with their gay significant others. john’s loneliness can only be resolved by working through his personal issues, which we glimpsed – despite his notable reluctance to speak about his feelings – during his conversation with dave. ergo: to complete his arc, john must overcome his internalized homophobia. this is “the gay singularity”: the protagonist’s final conflict is not with the alien empress, a woman he’s never met and has never suffered the wrongdoings of, but instead with his internal strife, the quintessential conflict of growing up. john has literally destroyed homophobia by destroying the society he perpetuated – to complete the parallel, he must destroy his own homophobia, too. 

but with whom? on Earth C, of the relevant cast of characters, four other boys remain: jake, john’s quasi-son; karkat, who is already in a relationship with dave, and with whom john has an uncomfortable romantic history already besides; dave, who is already in a relationship with karkat, and dirk. 

dirk is not only openly gay, but comes from a society where homophobia does not exist. on a fundamental level, dirkjohn works on john’s part because his partner does not share his concerns about being a “homosexual” – dirk is unashamedly, exclusively attracted to men, a confidence that neither john nor dave shares. john’s discomfort about what “feels right” in his romantic pursuits parallels dirk’s unequivocal certainty that being gay is right; in fact, dirk expresses conflict over what his inability to not be gay means for his friendship with roxy. they are two opposite examples of character conflict rooted in gayness: one struggling to come to terms with his sexuality, and the other struggling with his sexuality’s effects on his life. dirkjohn ends both arcs positively: finishing john’s arc, and giving dirk a relationship divorced completely from his session’s romantic drama. it subverts the traditional hero’s narrative while finishing both arcs – employing homestuck’s brand of untraditional but satisfactory storytelling. 

  • me, @childhood friends to lovers trope: It doesn't always have to be like this, yanno? Like, boys and girls can be friends or even best friends for forever and not develop romantic/sexual feelings for the other. A deep meaningful relationship between guys doesn't mean they want to bang. Sometimes, gal pal really are just gal pals. Platonic relationships exist!!
  • also me, when I see fictional childhood friends: sign me the FUCK up 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌th 👌 ere👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit
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A/N: So after watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 last night I woke up this morning with my muse telling me I needed to write some Yondad Yondu and teenage Peter Quill fluff because I’m in desperate need for it. Yondu may be rough around the edges but he cares so much for Peter and does his best to make him happy.

Word Count: 920

Warnings: None.

Originally posted by thorsmightythighs

A grimace pulled on Yondu’s mouth as he stomped down the hall towards Peter’s room. Ever since the boy hit puberty it seemed like a switch turned on in his brain that made him go out of his way to disobey Yondu at every turn. When he asked Peter to turn his music down he just turned it up louder. When he asked Peter to clean up around the ship he’d make an even bigger mess. And when he asked Peter to get his ass into gear bright and early so they could get to work, Yondu was stuck going to Peter’s bunk and yanking him out of bed and dragging him along. He was sick of it.

He didn’t bother knocking on Peter’s door and instead whipped it open until it slammed against the wall. He could almost feel a blood vessel in his head burst as he looked at Peter, curled up in bed with the blankets over his head. Without a word Yondu swiftly flipped the sheets back to look at Peter, who was facing away from him.

“Boy have ya lost yer damn mind!?” Yondu yelled, gesturing wildly. “I’m tired of yer petty little mind games here! If ya don’t git yer ass up I’m gonna eat ya like I shoulda done years ago!”

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Monsta X Descriptions

insp by/credit to @igot7ofarmysandmonbebe // original post: x

Shownu 

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  • dresses like a college student 
  • rarely talks but whenever he does it’s like very heart touching
  • incredibly awkward
  • is a very precious bunny/pooh bear/ teddy bear like i live for shownu scenes in variety shows
  • LEGIT FATHER not just daddy material but- SERIOUSLY THEY CALL HIM DAD 
  • aBS// NICE BACK yessss

Wonho

  • breathes ramen
  • abs on abs on abs why do you wear a shirt at all
  • has a tremendous fear of heights 
  • grease af
  • has A LOT A LOT of fluffy hair 
  • shooting aegyo ?? he does this cute pew pew aegyo wow i suck at explaining
  • hyungwon’s biggest fan  no i don’t ship them

Minhyuk 

  • will not hesitate to fight you 
  • hyperactive puppy
  • loves shownu oops my ship came out again
  • talks talks talks talks t a l k s
  • optimistic af
  • he’s that one guy who still believes in santa even tho he’s an adult

Kihyun 

  • is nicknamed ‘tiny’ for a reason
  • loves to babied and praised
  • but is the mom & dances like one too (??)
  • always count on him to make fun of another member 
  • covers his face when he’s embarrassed usually when another member does something embarrassing
  • kihyuni aka gwiyomi replaced with his name
  • don’t be fooled, he’s not all that cute just watch him on stage and he’s a whole different story
  • slight dimples on his cheekbones when he smiles i d k how to explain this one too but it’s rlly adorable

Hyungwon

  • “yes i will be a fucking model”
  • “5′11 it’s real” 
  • droopy eyes and a literal panda
  • inhales sleep like he will sleep through a natural disaster 
  • he’s a walking meme 
  • his giggle is contagious 
  • thick luscious lips 
  • fake maknae he’s the golden fountain of youth

Jooheon

  • “joohoney”
  • can lowkey english 
  • aegyo king i recommend the classic kuku kaka one
  • don’t get intimidated by him, he’s a huge squish ball
  • definition of a scaredy cat 
  • thighs fo’ dayzz
  • spits fire i’d buy his mixtape 
  • DIMPPLLEEESSS DEEPER THAN MY SOUL
  • is the son of shownu

Changkyun 

  • real maknae like he’s the actual youngest
  • can english pretty well
  • he’s the manliest guy within this group monsta x is the screamiest group ever
  • pls don’t make this guy do aegyo it’s rlly sad
  • spits fire too
  • is very quiet but once you get him going, he will not stop WILL NOT STOP
  • is married to jooheon gdi my ships keep spilling
  • “i.m winner foolish boys”
  • “i am what i am man”
Some thoughts on the Watson marriage

First of all, upfront: I believe Mary and John sincerely loved each other and were genuinely trying to make their relationship work. But clearly, at least on some levels, it was not working, and I want to play armchair marriage counsellor for a bit and look at why.

So, obviously, the first major misstep in their marriage is Mary lying about her history and identity, and then shooting John’s best friend to protect her secret.  Why didn’t she just tell him who she was from the beginning? 

MARY: John can’t ever know that I lied to him. It would break him and I would lose him forever.

She was terrified that he wouldn’t love her if he found out about her past.  What might have given her that idea?  What messages was John sending her that his love was conditional on her being ordinary, sweet, and safe?

In some ways, John’s behavior after he finds out the truth proves her fears unjustified.  Though he struggles for a while, he doesn’t leave her, and he makes a renewed commitment to their relationship.  So far so good.  But look at what he says to her:

JOHN: The problems of your past are your business. The problems of your future … are my privilege. It’s all I have to say. It’s all I need to know.

It’s a very romantic moment, and clearly well-intentioned. And Mary is grateful for his forgiveness, and agrees to move forward with him.  But there’s a mixed message hidden in John’s statement.  In throwing away the thumb drive unread, he’s confirming her suspicion that he can’t love the person she was in the past, only the persona she has created.  

MARY: You don’t even know my name.
JOHN: Is ‘Mary Watson’ good enough for you?

Here again – it’s a lovely and romantic sentiment, but even as Mary was thrilled to accept his forgiveness, she must have gotten the message that Mary Watson is acceptable, but her history as Rosamund is not.  That could only have heightened her sense of insecurity in the relationship.  It would have been a much more generous gesture on John’s part if he had simply asked her name at that moment, instead of shoving it into the closet of things we must never speak of.

In TST, John acts surprised that Mary is still keeping secrets from him, but what choice did he give her?  He basically told her there’s this whole part of her life that he doesn’t want to hear about.  

And when he does catch her in her lies, John tries to be understanding, but he makes another small mistake with big repercussions:

JOHN: Mary, I may not be a very good man, but I think I’m a bit better than you give me credit for, most of the time.

I think what he means is that he’s not as judgmental as she thinks – she doesn’t need to hide from him, because he would support her even in difficult times.  But by phrasing it in terms of him being “good”, he also unintentionally reminds her that she is not good.  This is a difference between them in her mind: he is good and she is bad.  

MARY: You’re always a good man, John. I’ve never doubted that. You never judge; you never complain. I don’t deserve you.

She seems here to be accepting his claim that he won’t judge her. But in saying that she doesn’t deserve him, she’s highlighting the fact that he makes her feel lesser, which makes her insecure and leads her to lie and misrepresent herself in order to seem “good” enough for him.  

Once they get back home, she states this problem again, even more clearly:

MARY: You don’t make it easy, do you?
JOHN: What d’you mean?
MARY: Well, being … being so perfect.

Unmistakably, she is trying to tell him how hurt she is by the roles they’ve unwittingly assigned each other: Perfect John and Bad Mary.  And at last, it seems like John gets it. Before they’re interrupted, he starts to tell her about his affair in an effort to reassure Mary that neither of them is perfect.  It feels like the best chance they have for a fresh start based on a better understanding of and respect for each other as real, flawed people.

Then, sadly, Mary dies before they are able to hash this out. And one of the most tragic elements of her death scene is this:

MARY: Being Mary Watson was the only life worth living.

Mary wants to leave their relationship on the best note possible, but it breaks my heart that even with her dying breaths, she feels the best way to do this is to deny the “bad Rosamund” that John always seemed to be rejecting, and present herself as the “good Mary” that she believed John wanted her to be.

And the thing is, I don’t think John ever intended her to feel that way.  He wears a conventional veneer, but Sherlock is right – deep down, John wanted to be with someone as dangerous and morally grey as he is.  He initially thought he wanted perfect Mary, but he really fell in love with the more complicated Rosamund underneath.

And yet, even though he loved her, forgave her, and respected her for the most part, a part of him was still angry and resentful over Mary’s betrayal, and I think he unconsciously picked on her for it in these subtle ways.  

Which is understandable, if not ideal.  But what *really* saddens me is what John says at the end of TLD:

JOHN: I’m not the man you thought I was; I’m not that guy. I never could be. But that’s the point. That’s the whole point. Who you thought I was… is the man who I want to be.

No, John, no!  He’s so close here, but then he gets it so wrong.  Mary doesn’t want you to be that perfect man she thought you were! Mary thought that dude was kind of a jerk!  And she was right, honestly.  What Mary was trying to tell you is, that man is sanctimonious, patronizing, and judgmental.  DON’T BE THAT GUY.  No one likes that guy, least of all Mary.  

Mary didn’t want a “good man”, she wanted a partner in crime. Someone who understood her and respected her – ALL of her, not just the pretty and well-behaved bits.  At your best, John, you were that partner, but at your worst, you were a superior, scolding, hypocritical prig.

I’m not sure, but I think (I hope?) this is what Sherlock’s getting at during this exchange:

SHERLOCK: It’s not a pleasant thought, John, but I have this terrible feeling, from time to time, that we might all just be human.
JOHN: Even you?
SHERLOCK: No. Even you.

The lesson John needs to learn is not to be a better man for the perfect, imaginary version of Mary in his head, but to be kinder and more accepting and empathetic to the real, flawed person Mary actually was.  And to honor her memory, perhaps be kinder and more accepting and empathetic to people like her – including himself.

HOW TO PLAY A TERRIBLE CHARACTER AND SURVIVE

As someone who specializes in jackass characters (i.e. evil, bad, morally corrupt, etc.) I’ve been meaning to make this guide for all my fellow roleplayers trying their hand at harvesting their evil seedlings. I hope you enjoy my guide and it helps you. If it doesn’t, though, at least you laughed due to my hilarious commentary.

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UNIVERSEBOUND - [available on redbubble + centi]

Paulis, Stess, Jarid(ot) and Coo! also Centikraken

hello i love the earthbound kids with my entire whole heart and heres me inevitably rubbing my horrible hands all over them

this is also roughly my headcanon heights for the eb kids. i love tall paula..

this disregards any ships from both source materials - DO NOT REPOST

Royalty AU 4/5 (Kanej)

PART I | PART II | PART III

  • “Miss Dunyasha Lazareva, please come with me.” 
  • Dunyasha tosses her hair triumphantly, saunters forward with a smirk, and says to Wylan that he forgot the ‘princess’ part of her name
  • Wylan raises his eyebrows and says he’s quite sure he got her title right
  • Inej just wants to get out of this hellish beauty pageant and be reunited with her family (so she couldn’t care less about Dunyasha drunk on her victory, rubbing it in everyone’s faces as Duchess Van Houden’s servants and the girls scurry around with wedding preparations) 
  • but Inej feels somewhat melancholy?? because she won’t see Kaz again and he’s been more than a good friend to her in this hell place
  • the next time Kaz meets Inej (she climbs up to his room again), she says, “Congratulations on your engagement.”
  • Kaz’s heart sinks but he only gives a curt nod in classic Brekker™ fashion
  • Kaz and Inej then walk to the docks, talking to each other about their futures 
  • “I can’t deny that Dunyasha’ll be a powerful partner. The two of you together could shake armies.” Inej hesitates. “Did you choose her yourself or-?”
  • “I did.” Kaz doesn’t want to dwell on this moment too much, not with Inej so close to him. 
  • A beat of silence and then: “Does she make you happy?” 
  • “Why does that matter?” This comes out sharper than Kaz intends to.
  • “Because.” Inej says patiently. “You already seem miserable by yourself. I don’t think you need more of that with someone you don’t love.”
  • “Inej, marriages for nobility are simple. They might as well call them arrangements.” Kaz replies. “I’ve known my future all my life, but you, you have a chance to change yours after I get married.” 
  • Inej steps in front of Kaz and looks up at him.
  • “And if I want something more than freedom?”
  • Kaz’s breath hitches, but he refuses to think anything more of her words
  • “Then you better turn around.” 
  • Inej does, and sees her parents walking off the nearest ship in the docks
  • her feet start running before her brain catches up, and her parents both open up their arms and engulf her in a fierce hug
  • And the first thing that comes out of her mother’s mouth: “You get engaged not even a year since you disappeared from our lives?”
  • Inej stares at her mother and says she must be mistaken, she’s not engaged to anyone
  • Her father: “Nonsense, your beau’s the one who found us and paid for our journey here to find you after that count got married! He was right next to you just a few seconds ago.” 
  • Inej gapes, and then spins on her heel, but Kaz has already disappeared
  • her parents continue to talk and say that Kaz paid for their journey back home to Ravka and they’ll stay there until Kaz “pays us a visit soon!” 
  • But he’ll be married then, Inej thinks desperately. And the thought of him on her doorstep with Dunyasha clinging to his arm makes her blood freeze. Will she have to thank him for giving her future back like that?
  • she tells her parents to wait at the nearest inn and she’ll bring him back 
  • “I hope you do, Inej. That look you two were sharing a minute ago? That was something special.” 
  • this last phrase from her father rings in her ears as she weaves through the crowds on the docks, searching for a tall young man with black gloves and a crow headed cane, but Kaz is nowhere to be seen
  • and then she hears a gravelly voice behind a stack of stained fish crates: “The bastard’s marrying her tonight.” 
  • a chilling laugh accompanies the voice. “He’s got one hell of a marriage night coming, then.” 
  • Inej sneaks closer, crouching down in front of the boxes so she won’t be seen while eavesdropping
  • “Maybe he really did fall in love with Lazareva, after all. He’s been acting strange the past year.” 
  • “Better for us that she’s on our side. Once Brekker dies, we Dime Lions’ll take over what’s rightfully ours: his lands and his trading kingdom. Now c’mon, Pekka said that we can’t be late to the wedding.” 
  • “He invited us?” 
  • “Front seat to Brekker’s murder, right?”
  • the two chuckle and their voices fade away as they walk towards the church of Ghezen, where the wedding will take place 
  • where Kaz went 
  • and Inej doesn’t stop to think, she bursts out of her hiding place and starts sprinting towards the church
  • because Kaz was wrong, he’s not going to have a future like her
  • no, Kaz is about to die 
Haikyū!! Youtubers AU #4

I am back! I am not dead and I have not forgotten about this AU! As you can tell, I’ve renamed this AU to the Haikyū!! Youtubers AU because I’ve decided to do other characters and ships as well! And guess who I’m going to do? Ushiten because it’s my second favourite ship! I love them! So much! Especially Tendou. Let’s get right into it!


[Side note: Ushijima and Tendou aren’t openly a couple, though it’s been hinted from how close they are. You’ll see.]

  • Ushijima isn’t a youtuber! Surprise! This little baby is socially awkward and can’t really talk in front of a camera, rather, he doesn’t know what to say in front of a camera. He has a very popular Instagram account of his succulents and plants! He likes taking photographs too! He works as a author and has a few published books!
  • He likes writing short but sweet one-off novels, his most successful one is titled “A different lens” which is a story of a little boy who was deaf and mute. Relying only on his sight to get him by, he has won several awards for that, and Tendou always makes sure to help promote his books.
  • Tendou on the other hand films weird, wacky videos. The classic “What happens if…” or “Trying…”. His most popular video is of him filling his pool with orbeez, Ushijima is his housemate and often enough, viewers get snippets of Ushijima looking visibly confused or disappointed yet refusing to call out Tendou for his antics. Viewers say it’s weird how well these two get along because their personalities are so different.
  • Also, when Tendou was filming the orbeez video, he caught Ushijima in their garden. Casually he calls Ushijima “Wakatoshi-kun” and asks him what he’s doing. The latter replies with a monotonous “Gardening”. Tendou decides to go over and film Ushijima planting his new peonies and surprises his audience when he’s able to identify almost all the plants they had.
  • Ushijima and Iwa met at a convention when he tagged along with Tendou, both managed to spark about a nice friendly relationship since Iwa also has a thing for plants and was a fan of his literary works. He even asked for an autograph on his latest book “Loyal Lies” which was about a Prince who single-handedly killed everyone in his family to succeed the throne. Oikawa is upset by this since he think Ushijima is a little creepy from how emotionless he is. Thanks to Tendou though, people got to see some smiling Ushijima when he is seen talking about his book with Iwa.
  • Back to the Orbeez video, we have Tendou tripping over a hose and falling into the pool by accident. Ushijima is seen helping him and even helps dry his hair. People who ship the two say they act just like a couple, but both never really comment.
  • Tendou does Anime and Manga reviews too! He always has a cup of chocolate ice-cream when he does it, he likes ranting about certain holes in the plot or just rambling on about how much he likes a certain character. This is a series and he currently has 40 episodes and counting!
  • Sometimes he does Anime Merchandise openings, or re-enacts outros and intros of his favourite animes? He also opens fanmail on camera, which viewers oddly seem to enjoy seeing as how genuine he acts when he gets fanart or little gifts.
  • Tendou likes wearing tank-tops or hoodies; sometimes fans freak out when they realise the duo have “Matching clothing”. Their most popular one is “If lost return to Miracle Boy Wakatoshi.” This is because Tendou is really bad with directions and has gotten lost several times. Ushijima is seemingly not amused, however, he does have some sort of panic when this happens.
  • Turns out these two went to the same highschool and University. Tendou shares that they were dorm mates and he probably must have driven Ushijima insane by how much he rambled on about Shounen jump. Tendou says that he did a lot of partying and often got drunk, having to rely on Ushijima to come pick him up or help him home.
  • Ushijima likes birds. They have a pet Chicken. Tendou calls the chicken CooCoo while Ushijima calls it Coo-san. I have a headcanon that these two only eat fish, they don’t really eat other types of meat, only occasionally. CooCoo is a hen and she lays eggs everyday for them to eat for breakfast.
  • CooCoo has her own pen outside, she’s allowed to roam free because they clipped her wings, meaning she can’t fly. She is very smart, she will follow either two around for seeds or attention. She likes sitting in people’s laps, and occasionally, Tendou’s hair.
  • Ushijima can cook but Tendou can bake because he has a sweet tooth. Tendou likes filming Ushijima cook his infamous dishes and often help commentate and critque the dish. Fans can’t tell if the food is really good, or Tendou simply doesn’t want to come of as insensitive to Ushi’s feelings. Others state that Ushi doesn’t even has feeings to begin with and this actually upsets Tendou. He will often defend his friend, saying they shouldn’t make such comments if they didn’t know him personally.
  • Tendou gave a house Tour once and he managed to sneak a few “hints” about his relationship with Ushijima when he explicitly stated that their apartment had only three rooms. The bedroom, the study/office room, and their guest room which is more or less unoccupied. Tendou never showed “the bedroom” because his excuse was that it was too messy. Fans think otherwise, and sometimes he’s bothered by it even if it’s the truth. He doesn’t see the need to tell his viewers everything about his personal life, even if they were the foundation to his success.
  • Ushijima has a post with the following caption, “Happy birthday to the person who taught me there is a deeper meaning to happiness.” He was referring to Tendou, and fans think it’s really sweet, romantic or not.
  • Off camera, Tendou is really different. There are days he likes to sit in their garden and just watch the clouds go by or admire Ushijima’s meticulous planting skills. When he has his bad days, he likes sitting outside in the rain, and Ushijima always has to chase him in cause he’ll catch a cold.
  • Ushijima likes drying Tendou’s hair; so it’s natural Tendou lets him do so. They cuddle by the couch watching some cheesy horror movie. CooCoo is there too, resting by their feet. 

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Does anyone wanna be my friend?!?!??

Like… I need more friends to talk about real nerdy stuff… I don’t care if you’re weird or likes opposite stuff because I’m weird & I’m into so many things (I can’t even count how many ships I’ve drowned…)

Im obsessed with everything I see
speak english and japanese
have a list of gay/hetero OTPs
NO HATE
I draw fluffy doodles, read smutty fanfics and I cry a lot.

pretty open minded so wanna hear more stuff about other Fandoms too😊
Massage or DM me cos I’m bored af😂

Sexism in One Piece

I was asked to collab in a youtube video about sexism in One Piece and accidentally got upset about it. I did not realise that I would get this worked up about it and I think that’s because when you’re watching the series, there are little moments of sexism that you can ignore. But when you actually research it and think about all the moments that have made you feel uncomfortable, it becomes overwhelmingly clear that One Piece is sexist.

It’s gotten to the point where I’m embarrassed to tell my friends that I watch One Piece, because I know that they’re going to google it to check it out and they’re just going to see boobs. I would never buy a figurine of a female character in One Piece because I wouldn’t even be able to look at it.  I’m not saying that large boobs don’t exist in real life but it’s a problem in One Piece because it’s gotten to the point where every young and attractive female character has giant boobs. There is barely any diversity between female characters. And to be honest this isn’t the type of anime I signed up for. The first time I remember feeling uncomfortable when watching the anime was in the Alabasta arc and seeing Miss Doublefinger outfit. I was like wtf, who would dress like that but I could just write it off to her being a crazy villain. But after that moment the boobs grew bigger every One Piece arc, until after the timeskip when in the manga you couldn’t even tell which female character was speaking because they all looked the same.

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You know those posts where it’s like “someone who hasn’t seen VLD caption this”?

I got my dad to so here you go


My dad: The yellow guys is like “does this speedo make my junk look big?” And the red one is staring at the black one going “I know whose junk looks big ;)” and the green one is saying “It kinda does, doesn’t it?” And the blue one is going “Hell yeah it does ;)”


They aren’t even wearing speedos they’re in full body armor I don’t know what he thought it was but it’s not skimpy swimwear