does this ship have a name already

The Problem With Supergirl...

is that Melissa Benoist would have smoldering, kill me now levels of chemistry with a stack of wet cardboard boxes.

Which makes it every confusing to decide who to ship her with, because you could ship her with anyone*.

*Except Winn, because the only thing keeping Winn from being a walking stereotype is the lack of a Trilby and a Vape.

You’re Back

               Keith stared down at Shiro who was still recovering from the drugs that the military had forced into his system when they found out about his robotic arm. The adrenaline that had been coursing through his system during the rescue was starting to wear off. He was so tired and having trouble comprehending the person laying in his bed after so long. It didn’t seem to be a big deal when Shiro had been assigned the mission with Matt and his father. Keith was prepared to wait for him to return and be finished with his own training at the academy.

               Tears welled in Keith’s eyes. He’d missed Shiro so much and when he heard the news of their expedition and how they’d gone missing, he couldn’t believe it. He knew something far more mysterious had happened. Keith supposed that was when he’d started to get reckless. He didn’t care about his superiors who were doing absolutely nothing to go out and help them. He didn’t care about the academy or the military if he was just an expendable tool to them. The last thing he’d gotten before Shiro had gone missing was a tired good morning kiss and a sleepy breakfast on his part.

               Shiro groaned and shifted in bed. Keith wiped furiously at his eyes, trying to stop the tears that had decided to freely pour down his cheeks. He turned his back to Shiro as soon as he saw his head turn towards him and his eyes flutter open.

               “Keith?” Shiro murmured. He sighed happily. “Keith.”

               Keith heard the rustle of the blanket being thrown back and sniffed. He couldn’t face him, not yet. He heard Shiro stand from the bed, springs creaking and walk up behind him.

               “Keith?” he sounded uncertain.

               Keith turned to him and watched Shiro’s eyes widen as he took in his tear-streaked face and the tears that were still spilling from his eyes. “Shiro,” he said, voice sounding broken, even to him. “You’re back.”

               Shiro raised his hands and cupped Keith’s face between his palms gently, as he always had. “Yes, I’m back.” He brought their lips together in a hesitant kiss that quickly grew passionate. It was almost as if they had to rediscover each other after having been separated for so long. If this was still something that they wanted. If they still craved each other. They did. So much.

               Keith broke the kiss far too soon and fisted his hands in Shiro’s shirt. He leaned up against his lover and sobbed openly. Shiro wrapped his arms around him and gripped him tightly to him.

               “Shh. It’s okay, Keith. I’m here, I’m back. Shh.”

               Shiro’s reassuring words just made him sob harder. “I-I never thought that I’d see you again. I thought I was going to be left alone. Again. I thought I’d lost everything that I’d cared about. There wasn’t anything left for me”

               Shiro’s heart tightened and he gripped Keith that much harder, intent on never letting him go as he remembered the conversations the two of them had had about Keith’s life and what had transpired. It wasn’t always pretty. “I never wanted to leave you. I’m so sorry that I was gone so long and caused you so much pain. This is my fault and I’m so sorry.”

               Keith shook his head where he had it pressed against Shrio’s chest. He hiccuped. “N-not your fault.”

               “Keith. Keith,” Shiro said, trying to coax the other man from where he was hiding in his chest. Keith slowly raised his eyes and Shiro smiled at him in the way he’d missed so much over the years. He brought their lips together in a chaste and loving kiss, trying to convey all of his feelings and how much he’d missed the other man while he was away. Shiro stroked his thumbs across Keith’s cheeks, wiping the tears as they finally slowed their descent. He was never going to be separated from the man he loved again. They’d lost too much time already and he wasn’t about to let any more be taken from them so unjustly.

I’ve been doing my usual rewatching during the hiatus, but this is the first time I’ve noticed Bronn’s face here. He’d just said his first line that implied he’d be captain of the Jaime&Brienne ship, namely “Does she want the same thing?” as a reply to Jaime’s statement that he’d like to die in the arms of the woman he loves. Jaime’s so in denial here that he just awkwardly looks away so he wouldn’t have to talk/think about it, but deep down he already knows it’s true. And then Bronn looks at him with these eyes filled with pity and compassion, he’s almost like aww my poor little puppy you know Cersei’s not right for you, you deserve someone who loves you as much as you love her how about that tall blonde girl you think I wasn’t there when you were eye sexing each other

It is really not that hard to use “Mean gills”, “8ad gills” or “8isharkuals” instead of “Les8ifins” or “Gillfronds” (or 2.0 of either.)

I can’t remember ever having an issue with this before. Why is it so hard to use a new ship name instead of using one that was already being used by a different ship for years?

Aranea and Vriska aren’t interchangeable “swap-em-out” girlfriends. They are different characters with different personalities, and therefore different relationships and relationship dynamics.

It’s like saying I’m going to ship Aranea and Feferi and call it Gillfronds 2.0, it doesn’t make any sense does it? Aranea and Feferi would have a much, much different relationship and dynamics than Meenah and Aranea.

The same goes for Vriska and Meenah.

Basically, unless you are specifically trying to cause trouble, there’s no reason to use the old ship names or add 2.0. It is incredibly easy to use any of the so many suggested, and you won’t be starting fights or indirectly posting hate in the tags.

Button Bob’s identity revealed!

As many of you have already noticed, Button Bob AKA Awesome SHIELD Tech is in “Age of Ultron”, following his introduction in “Winter Soldier”.

In case you’ve forgotten, I’m talking about this guy:

You know, “I’m not going to launch those ships. Captain’s orders.”

He was totally awesome, and I was always upset that we never found out his name.  

Well, after 5 viewings of “Age of Ultron”, I finally managed to track him down in the credits.

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce Specialist Cameron Klein.

Not only does he have a name, but Cameron (played by Aaron Himelstein) apparently has a Marvel history as well.  He appears in 5 issues of the Captain America, Vol. 3 comics (starting in 2000).

According to my extensive research (read: Marvel comics Who’s who), Cameron was raised by his grandparents.  And his grandfather, Stanley, was rescued by Captain America during the Battle of the Bulge.  Cap even returned a picture of Stanley’s then-girlfriend, Shirley, that had been lost during the battle, reminding Stanley why he was fighting and giving him enough hope to survive the rest of the war.

No wonder his grandson ended up in SHIELD and adamant about following Captain’s orders.

(Interesting note: The “Agents of Shield” episode “The Writing on the Wall” introduced Cameron Klein as the real identity of Hank Thompson, one of the other agents who underwent project T.A.H.I.T.I, so I’m not sure how that reconciles.)

Aaron Himelstein’s character was only listed as “SHIELD Technician” in “Winter Soldier”.  So, one has to wonder the significance of him getting a name–and one with a Marvel backstory–in “Age of Ultron”

One can only hope that means we’ll be seeing him again, in “Civil War” perhaps.

Either way, Awesome SHIELD Tech Cameron, you’re awesome.  And now we know what to call you when discussing your awesomeness in fandom.

femslash solidarity

hi there from the SwanQueen side of Tumblr, femslash pals.

i’m here today to give you a heads up that every time SwanQueen are in a poll, our set of 3-5 really nasty homophobic anti- trolls go around and pretend to be us and are nasty to other ships in our name. since the Zimbio poll is in full swing, i wanted to inform you of the tactic.

within the 0UAT fandom, people know at this point that “Viva la SwanQueen” does not SWEN make, but since you may have less toxic fandoms and not be accustomed to this, and because they may branch out to attack while pretending to be members of other femslash fandoms (i think the same people may be going after Clexa already, for example), here’s a heads up. 

we don’t necessarily all share the same ships, but femslash ships aren’t going to go around attacking each other, right? solidarity!