embracing-the-irie

Sombra: (gets shut out of a system by a mysterious eye symbol when she’s like…10)

Mondatta: Human. Machine. We are all one within the Iris.

Zenyatta: Pass into the Iris.

Zenyatta: The Iris embraces you.

The Shambali: (Literally has an eye symbol on its flag)

Y’all: What if this eleven year old who wasn’t even alive during the Omnic Crisis is the secret AI mastermind behind everything??

“True self is without form” -Zenyatta

Next in my Overwatch GIF series, Zenyatta!

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anonymous asked:

How would Genji, Hanzo, Soldier: 76, and Zenyatta react to their s/o getting kidnapped and brainwashed Widowmaker-style while they were away? Please?

A/N: Oh my god, actual content from me? Stop the fucking presses, this is breaking news ladies and gentlemen. This is not a drill, I repeat, this is not a drill, please remain calm. I said I’d put something out this week, right? Enjoy, hope it’s up to my usual standards.

Genji:

  • No one is going to rescue you faster than Genji, anything standing between him and his beloved is going to be in several pieces. Now, you might not be exactly cooperative after Talon’s extensive torture recruitment process, but he’s taking you back home no matter what. He’s going to get you the help you need, even if you’re unable to realize what Talon did to you. It breaks his heart to use force against you, but it’s for the best, and Genji refuses to leave you to a fate like that.
  • He’s bringing in every single contact he has in an effort to break Talon’s conditioning, hoping to bring back the person he fell in love with. Mercy’s there for both your sake and his own, having a friend in trying times like this never hurts. Zenyatta’s also there, he managed to pull Genji from the darkest point in his life, and hopefully he can do the same with you. Granted, brainwashing and severe depression and anger issues aren’t exactly the same, but it’s semantics for Genji at this point.
  • Something to Save: He’s positively radiant once you return to your former self, it wasn’t exactly the quickest process, and there were some bumps along the way, but he missed you more than you know. Genji loves you, and he’ll be damned if he’s going to let Talon take you away. Don’t expect him to be leaving your side anytime soon, and even then, you’re staying with some of his friends in case they try this again.
  • Everything to Lose: Despite his best efforts, Genji couldn’t bring you back, not all of you. It pains him deeply, and he’s likely going to be spending a lot of time with Zenyatta to come to terms with his failure. Depending on how overtly hostile Talon made you, he might have to imprison you for the safety of others. He’ll be watching though, silently apologizing for failing himself, and more importantly, you.

Hanzo:

  • Hanzo isn’t the most well-adjusted individual, so don’t expect him to take the whole ‘Kidnapping and Brainwashing’ thing very well. The man cut his own brother in half for disrupting the order of his clan, imagine what he’ll do to people threatening to harm his beloved. You’re leaving Talon’s clutches with him, no matter how hard “you” protest, he’s not leaving you to a fate worse than death. To lose yourself, to be a prisoner in your own body, forced against your will to become someone you’re not, someone like that could hardly be considered human.
  • While he may not have as many benevolent contacts as his younger brother, Hanzo certainly doesn’t lack connections, even if their motivations may be a little questionable. He’s willing to do almost anything to try and bring you back, from drugs to muscle memory, and everything in between. Hanzo might even debate trying conditioning of his own to try and overwrite what Talon did, dismissing it as it would make him no better than those who took you from him.
  • Bound, and Driven, by Love: Against the odds, Hanzo manages to pry you free from the mental prison Talon forced you into. There’s still some quirks here and there, but you’re mostly back to your former self, even if the process was rather arduous. You never gave up on him, even in his worst moments, and he wasn’t going to give up on you, and he’s never leaving your side again. Better to be safe than sorry, after all.
  • Loss Weighs Heavily on the Soul: Hanzo has lost his brother, his home, and now he’s lost you too. All of that loss weighs heavily on his soul, yours most of all, and he’ll never be whole again. He might convince himself that killing you would be for the best, rather than letting you wander the earth a shell of your former self, but he ultimately won’t be able to bring himself to do it. He’s sorry, for what it’s worth, he hopes that one day you’ll come to your senses, but it’s unlikely.

Soldier 76:

  • Jack told himself he wouldn’t get attached again, not after what happened to Overwatch. His compassion proved a liability once again, opening up a weakness for his enemies to exploit. He’s coming for you, but he’s seen Talon’s handiwork up close, some part of him hopes that they didn’t do to you what they did to Amelie, but he’s hardly holding his breath. Another mission, that’s how he’ll get through it, push all emotions aside and focus on the objective, rescuing a hostage.
  • His suspicions were confirmed, Talon was reusing the same strategy they utilized to kill Gerard. Did they know who he was, or was it simply a coincidence? Either way, he’s not willing to leave you there, not without making some sort of effort to try and free you from Talon’s control. He’ll consult with Ana about any drugs that could be used to treat your condition, Jack’s willing to try anything once for you.
  • Learning from the Past: A lot of a time has passed between Amelie’s tragedy and your own, and there’s been some promising development on the side of Overwatch with regards to conditioning like this. As long as you can get to the victim early, the damage can be reverted, mostly. A few quirks here and there, but all in all you’ll be back to who you once were. Don’t expect Jack to ever leave you without some sort of protection though, he’s not risking a repeat of this incident.
  • The War Goes On: It was just as Jack feared, a repeat of the incident with Amelie back in the Golden Age, Talon’s conditioning wasn’t known for it’s failure rate. Ana’s the only person he can trust in his personal war, he wouldn’t want to throw anyone else to the fire, it’s better to just shut himself off from everyone else. He can’t risk letting you terrorize the world like Amelie, this has to end before it begins. Jack’s sorry for what he must do, but he knows you’d understand. Compassion is a weakness, one that he can’t afford to have.

Zenyatta:

  • Zenyatta isn’t about to wage a one man war on Talon to get you back, his chassis is hardly capable of such an assault. Genji’s assistance will prove invaluable in rescuing you, safely returning you to his master’s side, though the news of your conditioning is trouble to say the least. Zenyatta has worked with troubled minds before, and his travels have given him great insight into the human psyche. If there’s anyone who can pull you from Talon’s clutches, it’s him.
  • Without a need to eat or sleep, Zenyatta is free to devote all of his time towards bringing you back, and dispelling the demon that Talon has planted within you. Everything else in his life falls away, his highest priority is saving you. The Iris embraces all, and through it you can return, no matter what Talon did to you.
  • Harmony Returns: Zenyatta’s efforts paid off, slowly pulling bits and pieces of your true self through the cracks in Talon’s conditioning. As more and more of you began to peak through, the cracks grew wider and wider, eventually shattering Talon’s hold over you. He’s pleased that he was able to help you, it would be devastating to lose you, particularly in such a malevolent way.
  • Discord Prevails: Even the greatest of the Shambali was unable to pry you free from Talon’s grasp, perhaps his faith in The Iris was simply not enough. Losing you weighs heavily on Zenyatta, but he takes it in stride, finding lessons to be learned in his failure. He’ll leave you in the custody of the authorities, frequently visiting you to check in, hoping that one day he can reunite with his other half.
My Overwatch Ship Children

Bored while waiting to head out, so I'mma make up some kids of my favourite Overwatch ships/heroes
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Ship babies

Genji x Mercy -
Ashe “Archangel” Shimada

. Miracle test tube baby
. Lots of trial and error
. Lost function of his arms and legs not long after being born
. Given cybernetic pieces once big enough to handle the surgery
. Zenyatta is the godfather and keeper of the title “honourary best babysitter ever”
. Very sweet kid, obedient at all times
. More partial to his mother’s Angel motif, so he styled himself that way as he grew
. Eventually succeeded in begging his mom to give him wings like hers
. Unleashed his dragon at 5
. Genji was ecstatic, Mercy was floored
. Met Hanzo before, really likes hanging out with his uncle

Junkrat x Mei -
Jeremy Chung Fawkes, Jie Jiao “J-J” Fawkes, Junior Wei Fawkes, Zhihuán Yi Fawkes (aka the Rat Pack)

. First three were triplets, fourth one came a couple years later
. The triplets were an accident. Jamison clearly didn’t understand Roadhog when he said use protection
. Truth be told, he had bombs in the room as that protection thing
. Mei was uncomfortable, but eh
. Zhihuán came along a couple years later on purpose
. Apparently, Jamie likes kids
. The triplets are called the Trouble Triad by anyone who meets them
. Cunning, shifty little buggers
. But they love their momma and papa a LOT
. They’ll show up with random gifts that they may or may not have swiped off of someone else
. Roadhog is the godfather and designated babysitter since he’s the only one that can handle them
. It was Jamie’s idea to give the first three names that start with J just to match his, but Mei insisted on naming the last one and giving the triplets Chinese middle names
. He didn’t mind, but he calls the youngest one Z-Z because it’s easier to say
. First language is English, but they are fluent in Mandarin Chinese
. Roadhog’s stomach is their favourite nap spot

McCree x Sombra -
Carolina Luna McCree

. Styles herself after her dad A LOT
. Even as a little ankle biter running around in big cowboy boots, a red scarf, and a cowboy hat
. Water gun fights were the best
. Knows how to hack, but not as proficient with it as her momma is
. Dances around the house listening to songs like Suavemente and Papito Chocolata
. Very pretty and built like she should be a model, but is really a huge nerd
. Favourite movie is The Magnificent Seven. The original one with Yul Brenner
. Constantly hugs her dad whenever she sees him
. Daddy’s little princess/cowgirl/nerd
. Has an alarm on her phone at 12pm that says “It’s High Noon” as the alarm tone just for giggles
. Prefers Takis over Doritos, but will eat them anyway

Torbjorn x his wife -
Otto Elias Lindholm

. He’s one of the existing 8 (since no canonical names were given, I came up with one)
. He’s the oldest boy, but not the oldest kid
. A tinkerer, loves to mess with his dad’s tools and spare parts
. Geeks out about robots, much to his father’s chagrin
. Retained his oral fixation long into his adult life. Always has a toothpick or or pencil hanging out of his mouth
. Appears lazy and aloof most of the time. But when it comes to building something, fixing something, or handling hot metal, he’s all in it
. Blacksmiths. Has his own workshop and every where he helps keep his friend’s tools and weapons in tip top shape
. Constantly challenges his dad on who can build a better turret. It’s what they do for fun
. Build armour plating for the cat once. Mom was not pleased
. Great friends with Ashe. Known him since he was still a tyke
. Voted most likely to date an omnic girl. Not really complaining because it’d probably be true
. Bastion is his favourite assistant

Tracer x Emily -
Thomas “Sparky” Oxton

. One word: Hyper
. Off the walls kind of hyper. Sugar rush like hyper
. He’s a happy go lucky kinda kid who needs to be kept on a short leash a lot to avoid him getting into trouble
. Winston is best uncle and godfather. But the poor guy has trouble handling such a hyper kid
. Has a high respect for Zenyatta and the Shambali, just like how his mom does
. Listens to Lúcio’s music a lot and, when he can, attends his concerts
. Kinda of a pervy guy, lets his eyes roam a bit too much
. Born using a donor, Emily is the one who gave birth
. Also a tinkerer like Otto, but more with existing machines than scrap metals

Widowmaker x Gerard -
Jean-Paul “Recluse” LaCroix

(I had this idea that, when she killed her husband, Amelie was pregnant. But Talon kept the kid and trained him to be a soldier once he was old enough)

. Like mother, like son
. Merciless, often playing with his targets before actually finishing the job
. Hates Sparky. Gets on his nerves with how peppy and unrefined he is
. Codenamed after the brown recluse spider
. Assassin style of fighting. Prefers to sneak up on you rather than go head to head, but will do so if he has to
. If you’re on the hit list, you’re as good as dead
. Doesn’t have his personality suppressed. He’s just mean
. Has issues with authority, sometimes not listening to the higher ups unless he feels like it or he goes on missions he wasn’t assigned to
. Isn’t actually allowed to interact with his mother, but knows that’s who she is. It’s blatantly obvious
. He has a biiig issue with teasing Reaper. It’s kinda putting him on the “To Kill” list
. Has an interesting way of dealing with his targets. He gives the females quick and painless deaths, while he takes his time with the males. A cut here, a cut there. Maybe a knife in your shoulder. Lets them try to run, and then finished up the job
. He enrolled himself in highschool just to have something to do when he didn’t have work. Straight A student
. Likes to dance. Actually found the old videos of his mother’s ballets and watches them in his quarters


Lúcio and D.va -
Tito and Yuna Correia dos Santos

. Yuna is older than Tito by a 1 year and 9 months
. Like their parents, they love music and games
. Often seen on the set of their dad’s concerts and the loudest ones cheering at their mom’s gaming tournaments
. Modded out their own gaming PC
. Yuna is an excellent singer, inspired by many international artists from the past
. Tito loves making the beats with his dad, even coming up with special ringtones for everybody
. Yuna and Tito stick together like glue. Pretty much inseparable
. They like Reinhardt’s old music as well techno and dubstep
. Learned to speak several languages during their tours of different countries for concerts
. Always wearing promotional gear for their parents because why not (d.va sweaters, lúcio headphones, phone cases)
. It’s hard being celebrities, but they always find time for family. Even when they’re tired
. Dva taught them how to play videogames early on and they’ve been hooked ever since
. Even made their own little game for themselves
. Orisa is best “momnic”. Efi is best big sis


Non ship babies

Zenyatta -
Kenyatta “Kenya” (yeah, I know. Real original. It’s my mother’s middle name, so get over it…)

. Zenny built her from scratch
. You know how humans start out as babies and then grow up to be adults? Well he translated that into robotics and built her as a baby first. Then, upgraded her into a child. Then, into a teen
. If you’ve ever seen Robots, then you know what it was like
. Her friends call her Kenya or Kenny. She doesn’t mind
. Very sweet and generous, often too sweet for her own good
. Calls Ashe cousin, and vice versa
. The Fawkes kids like her because she gives them snacks everytime she sees them. Junkrat still isn’t a fan
. She’s a therapist, often giving very good advice and helping wherever she can. The Iris embraces you~
. Floats somewhat like Zen does, but she’s still standing upright. Her feet just don’t touch the ground and give off waves of light when she takes a step forward. It looks like Lúcio’s aoe circle
. With some help from Mercy and Winston, she was given the ability to feel physical contact, though it’s a little muted. She can’t feel everything, but she can feel you touch her and can feel being cut or stabbed
. Sparky drools over her and it makes her uncomfortable, often pushing him away slowly with a confused look on her face
. Her face functions a lot like how Snowball’s does but with a twist. Her eyes change colour depending on how she’s feeling emotionally. Like mood rings
. Purple for confusion, red for angry, yellow for docile, blue for sad, pink for love, green for error/repairs need to be made. Kinda like how people turn green when sick

Roadhog/Mako Rutledge -
Warren “Peace” and Te Ao “Chief” Rutledge

. Te Ao is Junkrat’s age, while Warren is D.va’s age
. Backstory time: After the ALF attacked the omniuim and the radiation began to flood out, Mako made sure his kids made it out of there mostly unscathed. Since Mako didn’t come back for them after a couple of years, they hospital that held them thought it best to put them up for adoption. Te Ao, the older sister, wasn’t having that. So she took Warren and ran off to go find him. Took several years, only finding out where he might be after seeing him pop up on TV, eventually hunting him down at Overwatch HQ and telling him who they were
. Te Ao is the strong leader of the duo, but Warren is nothing to scoff at either
. They also have a liking for pigs the way Roadhog does
. Warren doesn’t really like his dad, but gets over it because of Te Ao
. The two get along okay with the omnics around there, but are wary of them because of what they saw on TV about them
. Te Ao finds Junkrat annoying, often hitting him upside his head if Roadhog hadn’t done it already
. Since they didn’t really have a childhood with their dad, they don’t really know how to interact and comes to blows at times over things
. They get over it, though. Usually over food
. No bacon, though. Te Ao doesn’t eat pig, neither does Mako
. Warren doesn’t care what he eats as long as he’s not starving


Shimada Hanzo -
Shimada Tsubaki

. Testy
. She’s a perfectionist, getting irritated when things don’t go the way they should
. For certain things, she has a level of patience. But don’t pass her boundaries. She will cut you
. Has a soft spot for cute things. Has a pachimari keychain attached to each one of her weapons of choice
. Doesn’t just use the bow like her dad. Uses wakizashi and kunai as well
. Released her dragon at 7, somewhat jealous that Ashe had his before her
. Doesn’t hate Ashe or Genji, though. Likes them a lot more than she’ll admit
. When she smiles, it’s always genuine. Otherwise, she doesn’t smile much
. So intent on being the best that she hardly notices when Hanzo praises her for doing very well. Since she’s a perfectionist, she always notices her slip ups
. Hanzo didn’t really want her to become a ninja. He only wanted her to learn how to defend herself, but she pushed herself harder
. Hanzo is supportive of her, but scolds her when she refuses to eat or socialize with friends in favour of training
. If there’s anything he doesn’t want, is for her to miss out on the life she could have


Symmetra/Satya Vaswani -
Lakhi Vaswani

. They tried to put her on the cover of Vogue, but her legs were toooooo long~
. Fashionista. Always has a roll of measuring tape in her pocket and a tablet pad to draw out her ideas
. If she doesn’t like your outfit, she won’t be mean about it. She’ll just be like “Oh! I can make you something better~”
. Peppy, very nice girl
. Kinda sassy at times, though
. Loves to sing and dance
. Oddly enough, she is good friends with Tito and Yuna, Lúcio’s kids. Symmetra isn’t really cool with that, but Lúcio doesn’t mind
. Loves to come up with ideas for Lúcio’s concert outfits, same with Yuna and Tito when they want to join in
. Has a crush on Tito, but isn’t actively demonstrating
. Even though her mom works for Vishkar, she doesn’t. Not her style
. Started a fashion line at 14 years old
. Likes internet memes and says “Here comes dat boi” whenever she sees Lúcio, prompting Tito and Yuna to respond with “Waddup!”


Winston -
Kirby

. One of the only babies to be born from the gorillas on the moon
. It wasn’t good place for him to be, so Winston adopted him and took him to Earth
. Also wears glasses. Big round glasses
. He was a cute and loveable little fuzz ball as a baby, but sort of grew out of it as he got older
. He’s a bit more like a teenager, but the strong yet nerdy kind
. Doesn’t like being called a nerd. Prefers being called intellectually strong
. Addicted to PB, just like his dad
. Has his own version of Athena, named her Friday. All his friends have a pocket version of her attached to their devices
. Best friend and leash for Sparky. Every extrovert needs a cuddly introvert to balance them out
. Kirby isn’t as socially awkward as Winston is. He’s more or less just uninterested in socializing unless it’s important. He still has friends, though, and they like him
. Appears aloof most of the time. Half lidded, uninterested in things other than technology and working on important things
. Doesn’t like being called Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong. Makes him visibly cringe at you and slide his glasses back up his nose
. Don’t try to bs him. He can see through bs like a window
. Not against calling people idiots

Zarya/Aleksandra Zaryanova -
Sacha “Supernova” Zaryanova

. Supernova is just his nickname. He hasn’t come up with a hero name yet
. Big and tall. Very tall
. Smiles a lot. Nice big hearty smiles for everybody
. Cinnamon roll. You can’t really stay mad at him for long because, well, he’s never really mad at anyone or anything
. Momma’s boy. Loves his mom more than anything in the world! Best momma ever!
. Huge appetite, but is willing to eat less of there’s a limited amount of food and his friends still need to eat
. Looks up to Reinhardt as a hero. Wants to be big and strong like him someday
. As sweet as he is, he doesn’t take well to people insulting his friends or his momma. He won’t necessarily get mad, but he will scare the hell outta you by giving you a nice threat with a genuine smile on his face
. “You should be careful how you talk to friends, da? I wouldn’t want to have to break your face! Hahaha!” 😁
. Loves hugs. Will hug you when happy. Like big fuzzy Siberian bear
. Likes Tsubaki, but doesn’t tell her that and treats her the same way he does everyone else, so it doesn’t really show
. Has a huge teddy bear at home. His name is Vladimir


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Gonna add Reaper and Pharah later if I feel like it…

S4 premiere speculation

Speculation/Predictions: Now that we know Episode 4x01 is titled “The Flash Reborn”, and that they’re most likely doing some version of Rebirth, I really want to see a parallel of this iconic scene from the comics in season premiere:

Technically this is the end of the Crisis arc leading into rebirth, but I really think it could fit in the show. Iris has been keeping up a strong exterior for 6 months, but when she’s finally home alone in her loft, that hardness starts to break. Right when she feels herself start to give into the sadness, Barry shows up. She’s not sure if it’s really him, but he embraces her, smiling, “My Iris. It feels like I’ve waited a thousand lifetimes for this”. They have their own little private reunion before announcing his return to the rest of the group.

Barry coming home to Iris first would echo “Running Home to You” from S3 and just reinforce the running (haha) theme that she’s his lightning rod/they will always find each other/the sound of her voice will always bring him home.

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I rarely ever play Zenyatta (I prefer Mercy and Lucio), but I played with a really nice member of the Discord server last night and decided to try him out halfway through one of the games we were losing. 

Wound up getting POTG + earning the “Iris Embraces You” achievement to get his Cute spray, so I figure it’s worth sharing?

Why I Can’t Defend The Flash Writers This Time Around

Prefacing this post by noting it is tagged, but also under a cut since it contains criticism of The Flash writing. If you don’t want to read, scroll away, but I wanted to put my thoughts out there for my own sake, because otherwise it’s just going to stir inside me and I want to let it out once and for all.

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Stars in the Night: Chapter 6

And the bomb has dropped mwhaha. I love it. Let me know what y’all think. Hope you enjoy it.

Tagging the squad: @nifwrites​, @cupnoodle-queen​, @themissimmortal​ <3

Word Count: 1,581

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                                              INSOMNIA FALLS.

The newest headline that plagued every newspaper and news station in Lucis echoed through Stella’s mind as the Regalia sped toward the gates of the Crowncity.

Noctis didn’t believe it. He needed to see for himself.

While the others remained quiet, they all felt the same way. They were in such disbelief… but no words were shared by the group of five the entire way to the blockade that prevented further passage into the city.

“We need to go around,” Ignis suggested, parking the Regalia a safe distance from the Magitek Soldiers that strictly guarded the blockade. A chill ran down Stella’s spine at the alarming sight.

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