My favorite trope in the miraculous ladybug fandom for fanfiction is when Adrien Knows™ that Marinette has The Crush™ on him but he’s still an awkward cup of butter and he doesn’t know how to actually handle it bc he just wants to be “Friends” and
“no Nino I do not have a crush on Mari I just think she’s super cool and I want to have the Friendship™”
“wait why is she laughing at what Nathanael said, my puns are funny, oh golly gosh she sure is cute when she laughs”
“Oh boy a lot of Ppl have crushes on her, I can see why…I mean I DONT have a crush on her but I mean she is really pretty and super nice and did you see how many freckles are on her face? Even the sun loves her! Look at all those sun kisses….I’m a little jealous ….”
“I just want her to like me..wait no I mean I want her to like-like me..WAIT! I mean I know she likes-likes me bc she has the Crush™ and I just want her to like me so we can be talk and be friends bc I like her and NINO STOP LAUGHING YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN”
And finally they become friends and its him just spending all this time being in denial about his crush on her until Adrien looks at her one day and she just gives him The Smile™ and his heart does the Thump-Thump-You-In-Love-Bud™
me yesterday, crying: i cant believe the break is over… i dont think i can handle going back to school tomorrow but i really really have to, i have to push myself past my limits otherwise i will be so fucked, i dont know how im going to make it im so tired and ill i cant handle anything right now me today, skipping entirely, cozied up in 30 blankets, titties out, ao3 up, not a care in the world: lol fuck that
Honestly Im of the opinion that AT has just gotten better and better, and I think a lot of that can be attributed to how the crew seems to handle critisism. Much of AT is improvised as the creators respond critically to feedback and figure out how to make the best show they can moving forward.
They dont pander- they know what they want too, and arent afraid to experiment and take the show in ways one might not expect
Basically, they realized that while the show had its charms in the early seasons, to keep going that direction would ultimately hinder the show and creatives staff potential, and so they slowly waded into more complex character dynamics and themes, and the show grew both with its writers and with uts audience
Tanakage time because i have no self control [this got kinda long i had to stop myself sorry eheh]
My fave AU to start this list off: *secret dating*. Sneaking around before and after practice. Sitting next to each other when they hang out with the team, knees touching subtly. Using ‘extra practice’ after reg practice as a time to be alone, away from their friends and family
They probably didnt have much physical contact at the beginning of their relationship, because lets be real, i dont think either of them would know how to handle that. Eventually one of them gets the courage to grab the others hand out of the blue and that awkward barrier crumbles [bonus points: it was kageyama who made that first move]
So-called ‘study dates’ aka ‘get saeko off our backs so we can make out and not worry about her barging in on us’
Super supportive sister Saeko who all but adopts kageyama as her younger brother
(he gets flustered every time she calls him ‘tobio’)
((he slipped and called her ‘sister’ one time and both Ryu n Saeko Lost TheirShit))
Tanaka’s social media is 85% pictures of kageyama, 5% gushing about kageyama, 5% noya n him, and the rest is shitposting
They came out together to the team because it was easier not being alone [Kages coming out as gay, Ryu as bisexual], and the team wasn’t surprised, but was at the same time
Protective boyfriends. Like the second someone tries to pull shit with Kageyama, Tanaka is in their face or getting held back by Daichi
Nishinoya started calling Kageyama by his given name and always gets him to join in with their antics [wingman noya is also a very important headcanon]
(daichi gets so mad having THREE of them goofing off but then he see’s kageyama’s happy and content expression and cant find it in himself to ever get too mad)
Ive always liked the idea of lowkey rich Kageyama, whos parents are very well off (but kinda distant) but he doesnt really care for that type of thing. But, he does use the money his parents give him to spoil the ever living shit of Tanaka (buying him lunch, taking him to movies and nice restaurants, that one time he showed up to practice with brand new knee pads because he noticed tanaka’s were getting worn out, etc).
(tanaka doesnt know how to handle it and noya and hinata are so jealous. Everyone else is just entertained)
They like working out together but at the same time they rile each other up so much they end up collapsing on top of each other afterwards and chill there for an hour before one of them has to pee and the cuddle session ends
(Tanaka enjoys sitting on kageyama’s back while he does push ups)
Most of their ‘dates’ include sitting on a roof late at night and looking at the stars in silence or running down the street and laughing and yelling and dancing in it while its pouring down rain
One time Tanaka jokingly told Kageyama to sit on his lap, and not picking up on the sarcasm, he did. Tanaka could not speak full sentences for a full minute but Kageyama was too comfortable to spare him
(he does it all the time now and while it doesnt freak Ryu out anymore, the team is still awed every time kageyama, face stoic as ever, plops himself down in Ryu’s lap.)
It took them a while to get used to calling each other by their first names, but once they did, the nicknames came
(and because i LIVE for half-chinese!kageyama: kageyama uses chinese pet names and terms of endearment, but mostly when hes tired and forgets what language hes supposed to use)
A reporter asked Rebecca Sugar how she keeps the balance between heavy episodes like Jail Break and Maximum Occupancy and light episodes like Shirt Club. Rebecca replied with, “Hahaha! I dont consider those heavy.”
IF THOSE WERE THE LIGHT EPISODES
I DONT THINK WE CAN EMOTIONALLY HANDLE THE REAL HEAVY EPISODES
Omg are you okay? We are here for you, you can sit with us if you want, you are always included, we love you remember that. you. are. not. alone.
Me to my friends:
haha thanks, but I just like sitting here because I can sleep and its quiet but thank you tho ily <3
Me to my counselor:
Im pushing people away because I cant be close to anyone after what happened. Im still thinking about it and its bring back depressing thoughts and feelings that I dont want. Im becoming a mess again and its the only way to handle it. They're all gonna leave me so why bother with getting close to people anymore, all my friends will get bored of me and leave me soon, its what always happens, its what happened last time and the toxic friendship left me kinda tramatised, I cant be open with people and my anxiety + depression is worse because i see them everyday and I still hate myself for what happened.
I’m getting scared and paranoid that Jerome is going to be killed off again from how things are being worded. He has a “three episode story arc”
DOES THAT MEAN HE IS GOING TO DIE AGAIN?!! BECAUSE I SWEAR GOTHAM WRITERS YOU CAN GO DOWN THE PATH OF THE JOKER BEING AN IDEA AND NOT A SINGLE PERSON, THATS ALL FINE AND DANDY BUT DONT
dOnT KILL JEROME AGAIN!!!! I CANT HANDLE IT I SWEAR HE IS AN AMAZING, complex, beautifully written and acted character! If you were to bring him back just to kill him, only doing this to bring out the “Joker is a concept not a person” idea then that’s just cruel to the fans who love Jerome, and think that he should be back. It’s just teasing us, and that’s not very nice.
Now, obviously, if Jerome isn’t killed off, most of this doesn’t matter and all I give you is a tip of the hat and some applause, but, I have a bad feeling in my gut. I FEEL like he’s going to get killed and I can’t watch that again.
you know what i just realized was, when rick asked michonne if she was hiding more guns, it was paralleling season 5 when rick hid the guns from her in alexandria, and you can kinda of see that on her face when he asks, she has this look of what like you did? not that it was anger towards him about that, because i dont think she really faults him for doing that, but shes kind of looking at him like well you did it so back off. i just think that whole exchange between them was so ground breaking because its their first real disagreement since they’ve been together and even though both of them are visibly drained and frustrated, they still handle each other with care, they arent screaming at one another, just simply trying to get the other to see what they see, and if thats not a relationship thats here to stay i dont know what is