except for the lighting in a couple of scenes which is just the worst

Drinny | After the Battle

Voldemort’s lifeless body fell with a thud, the most ridiculously normal sound of the night reserved for the wizard responsible for the mass destruction around him.

While a cheer erupted through the Great Hall, Ginny stared at that body, chest heaving in disbelief. Fred had died tonight. So had Colin. Remus and Tonks’s prone bodies rested side by side just behind her, and Voldemort was just there. Dead. He could no longer pay for what he’d done. There was no justice to be had.

She stared, chest heaving, her disbelief an ache buried in her heart. Voldemort. Dead. The wizard whose soul had once seduced her with friendship and possessed her eleven-year-old body was gone. Just like that. Just like… Fred and Colin and Remus and Tonks. Mortal. Human. Neither a god, nor a lord.

The audience that had witnessed the final duel between Harry and He Who Must Not Be Named swarmed the center of the hall, converging on their savior, but Ginny, confused by mortality, wasn’t glad. She couldn’t celebrate. People she loved were dead and the man responsible for it had just been a man, a man like any other. So much so he had even died like one.

What had she been expecting? A flash of light? For his body to disintegrate into dust and float away on the wind? For a demon to loosen itself from the corpse and begin attacking anew?

She didn’t know, but this wasn’t it. This wasn’t what she wanted.

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At the End of the Journey

Based off @leoji-headcanons no. 6, because I wanted to write about airports. I was going to post this on ao3 but I don’t have an account yet whoops-

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Apartment 5108 // 4

Apartment 5108 — ft. Oh Sehun
// Contemporary Romance
// Adult Fiction
// Sexual & Explicit Language — in later chapters

Chapters
// 1 // 2 // 3 //

4

LOXE dance club in the dead of night is still fervent with booming music and blinding neon lights. The building is thriving with life whereas the rest of the town is in the comforts of sleep. Young women wear glimmering dresses that barely cover their thin legs. The cloth hugs their hour glass bodies as they slink up against interested parties and melt into the modern beats. I try not to compare myself to them but being in this type of environment brings back torrid memories that don’t quite ever leave my mind.

I follow the short man in front of me as we weave in and out of dark hallways full of strangers pressed up against the wall, doing things that should be done in privacy. Coming to a stop at a room in the back corridor, my attention is fixated on Sehun that I don’t even hear the employee (I think he mentioned his name was Chen but I wasn’t really listening) saying that Sehun was unwilling to move from his seat unless I came to take him home. Typically, I would not care or even flinch at the slightest towards this kind of call. Initially, I didn’t and really didn’t want to but I had promised Ada. And I intend to keep my promise.

Sehun is lifeless on the ebony leather sofa. The table before him is littered with drowned drinks and empty bottles. Red and pink hue lipstick stains the clear glasses but the only person in the room left from the party is Sehun. Only him, alone as ever. In this particular state, I can relate to his feelings. I can empathize with his thoughts and his struggles. The only part of this situation that I can’t identify with is his course of action.

“How long has he been like this?” I ask and take a step closer to the familiar scene, pushing down the trembles that are hitched inside my throat.

“Since 10:00 PM. He ordered drinks for everyone, danced for a good hour with some women, invited them to the Black Pearl room he reserved. It’s the same every weekend except this one–he said to call you. We usually do put him in a taxi to take him home but it’s different this weekend.”

Ignoring how my presence has changed Sehun’s norm, I turn to face Chen, “Black Pearl room? Is that some kind of dirty pseudonym–

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I wanted to make this list because I have suffered through some terrible movies, books and TV shows and I wanted to spare you of that by suggesting the best of the best (or best of the worst). I obviously haven’t consumed every piece of media featuring a mlm relationships/characters so if I don’t mention your favourites then send me a message and I’ll check it out. 

I have chosen to exclude things that I find upsetting or negative and things that don’t have a happy ending. Some well known MLM media has been left out because of this reason (Brokeback Mountain for example)

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“this is my first time at the ice rink and ive fallen on my butt at least 34 times so far but you keep skating around me like a fuckin pro” ∞ jungkook

Originally posted by bestteamofsoulmates

Let’s go iceskating, they said. It will be fun, they said.

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Okay Nezushi reunion headcanon time:

Nezumi has no clue what to do when he first returns to No.6. It’s been a few years and the city is unrecognizable, and nobody recognizes him either as he strolls through the streets. His first thought (as a lot of his thoughts these past three years have been) is about Shion. But that’s where the whole ‘these past three years’ things becomes a problem. Because Nezumi knows he’d promised that reunion would come but how the hell is he supposed to do it

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2017 Megaman Valentine’s Day Fanart Contest Rules Are a Go!

IrisWelcome to my (mostly) annual Megaman Valentine’s Day Contest Special 10th Anniversary Blowout Extravaganza!!

(Sorry, behind on unfinished contest promo art. Since you’ve dealt with a bunch of silhouettes already, you get another as a placeholder.)

With special guests:

…eh, I’ve got nobody. Except you all who are reading this. And I totally appreciate all of you!

 Gonna cut to the chase and skip the usual introductory paragraph this year, because there’s a lot to talk about. And I said my piece yesterday.

 Here is the rundown for this year’s contest:

PRIZES:

I’m going to keep it pretty simple and straightforward here: I’d really just prefer to keep this a flat rate Paypal payout to each place this year. More and more, it seems people really need the cash for bills and other serious things anyhow, that a quick transfer of cash helps out the most. And some people in this fandom seem really sick of merchandise anyhow.

As always though, I will be flexible and work with the winners to purchase Megaman-related prizes they really want if they really need me to order for them. So whether it be that new Nendoroid, 4-Inch Nel, or a soundtrack you never bought, I still promise to help get you that prize if you need me to.

Ideally, the winners for both the Talent and Humor categories will receive the following:

  •      1st Place: $100 USD or an item(s) up to that value.
  •      2nd Place: $50 USD or an item(s) up to that value.
  •      3rd Place: $25 USD or an item(s) up to that value.

RULES:

Three total categories, which you are allowed to submit one entry for each category, if you would like. If you place in one category, you will be automatically disqualified from the other, for reasons of fairness, and to give other people a chance to win a prize.

CATEGORY 1 (Talent): Step Into This Capsule X…and Receive This Fashionable Formalwear!

Content Requirements:

             * Megaman couples all dolled up and wearing their fanciest attire for a romantic night on the town to celebrate their love for one another.

             * Fancy tuxes, elegant dresses, bling bling, and silk scarves/capes are just some of the attire I expect to see. Put your fashion designer dreams to the test and show me your dream threads!

It’s an anniversary party, so put on your formal best! An anniversary is a pretty big deal, and you best not forget about it! And while it’s tongue-in-cheek for me to wish you all could remember the date when you first met me/heard about my contest online (*sob*…you’ve all forgotten, haven’t you?!) the talent category is going to represent the celebratory theme of 10 years of me holding this contest.

Concept-wise, you have full creativity over how to portray this. It could be an actual anniversary party with multiple couples crammed in, it can be a single couple spending an evening together out to a fancy dinner, dancing at a glamorous ball, riding in a Flame Stag-led carriage, or it can even be a fashion show catwalk with your pair walkin’ that aisle, strutting to show off their good looks and clothing. But bare minimum, you must have at least one couple present.

This theme will work as the talent category, so the judging will focus on the effort and skill you put into your artwork. This includes your concept, details and stylistic appeal. Overall design work put into the formalwear your characters are wearing will weigh heavier in the judging. Don’t create gaudy clothing that would make Narcy Hide’s Worst Dressed List!!

CATEGORY 2: Girouette and Shooting Star Rockman’s Romantic Delivery Service (Humor)

Content Requirements:

           * Hilariously awkward delivery of romantic gifts such as: flowers, balloons, gift baskets, singing telegram, or…other packages…to someone’s special sweetheart in the Megaman Universe.

           * “We deliver anything, illegal or not!” - OK, Giro, you need a new slogan. More specifically, you must come up with a better tagline for this service than Giro has.

           * Delivery team uniforms are not required, but probably would add to the laughs.

Throughout the various incarnations of the franchise, there have been a few times where delivery guys and gals get their time in the spotlight, without having to be frozen and waking up thousands of years in the future to hear about ‘good news, everyone!’ Case in point: Girouette in ZX owned his own delivery service and transported things like rare biometals; while the anime version of Shooting Star Rockman had an entire episode devoted to him delivering home shopping network and online purchases to people all across town, including his mom and class president. Coincidentally, both of those series are also celebrating their 10th anniversaries as well right now!

As always with the humor category, your goal is to make us laugh. Come up with the most creative way to both “deliver” on this service’s promise, and yet still set the scene of love and romance. Whether it’s someone like Yuuichirou Hikari, who never leaves Sci Lab to spend time with his wife (or take her to the beach when she pleads to go with, for that matter), or Tron Bonne, whose crush is stuck all the way up on the moon, why is it that this character needs to send a romantic gift to their special someone, rather than being there in person?

Again, any character is game. While Giro and Shooting Star Rockman may be the headliners in this theme’s title, they do not have to explicitly be the delivery person(s). Draw who you would like, you have complete freedom to do so. But keeping it consistent with my theme is fine, too. 

Category 3: WILDCARD!

Those of you who have stuck with me over these last 10 years know I have a little fun with throwing out random ideas for these contest themes, and there have been plenty of options in polls which have never seen the light of day. Perhaps there was one year where you wanted to draw for a certain theme, but never got the time, or an idea came to you too late. Maybe there was one theme you were really hoping would have won the vote this year and would rather draw that instead. Or perhaps you just hate my ideas and just want to draw your own Valentine’s Day pic and still win something for it, because you don’t conform to my rules! OK, that’s fair.

So, for this wildcard category, you can draw whatever it is your heart desires. As long as it’s lovey-dovey Valentine’s Day-themed, and is not wildly inappropriate or explicit NSFW imagery. You can save that for other contests. Not like I would ever hold one, no matter how much I’ve joked about it.

No entries from this category will be judged.

So, why even have this category and submit anything if it’s not eligible for the cash prizes?

Well, there actually are some additional prizes I have not mentioned yet…

‘Member that dumb countdown thing I just finished doing leading up to the last 10 days before this contest? I ‘MEMBER!

That brings me to finally introduce the PARTICIPATION PRIZES!!! (I had you going with the whole cash only talk earlier, didn’t I? ;p)

 PARTICIPATION PRIZES:

As you know, I’ve always tried to give everyone a fair shot at winning, and that’s why judging has never solely focused on people’s artistic abilities only. To drive that point home even more, and as a thank you to you all for drawing stuff for my contest over the last decade, this year everyone who enters ANYTHING is eligible to still take home a valuable prize. There are 9 individual prizes, completely separate from the standard 1st-3rd prizes for the main categories. Placing in either of the main Talent/Humor categories DOES NOT disqualify you from winning one of these participation prizes. So you could possibly come away with both a nice cash prize AND one of these pieces of swag. 

Here’s how it will work: For the very first category you submit an entry into, your name will be added to the drawing for every one of the participation prizes. This includes solely entering a Wildcard entry, if you are only interested in submitting for a chance to win one of these prizes, but aren’t interested in drawing for my main theme categories. That’s fine.

You can decline your name from a specific prize drawing. Because for all I know, you might already have the prize, or perhaps you just aren’t a fan of it, or that series. I understand, and take no offense to someone not wanting to be considered for the item. That decision is yours.

This will be a raffle/lottery based system, so that everyone’s name will be tossed in the mix. A single person will be selected from a random internet generator for each prize. However, the more you participate in the contest this year, the better odds you can have. For each additional submission, you are allowed to add your name in a second or third time (…or…perhaps there’s a way for up to 6?) to better your odds for a specific prize of your choice.

So, let’s just say you are a ZX fan and really want the ZX prize. You have drawn 3 entries, one in each category. When you submit, you’ll let me know you want your bonus lottery chances put towards the ZX prize (more on this in the submission guideline section). Let’s pretend we have 20 people enter. If you submit a drawing for all 3 categories, you will still be eligible to win any of the participation prizes, but while your name will only have a 1-in-20 chance for the rest, you can have a 3-20 chance for the ZX prize, if you so desire. Of course, those odds would be subject to how many others also used their bonus chances for the same prize, too, if they have submitted multiple entries. It doesn’t guarantee you’ll win, but it gives you a much better chance over someone whose name is only in there once.

So, what are these prizes? Were you able to decipher the original silhouettes and the corresponding zoomed-in fragment of the items each day? Some were probably obvious, but I think there are still a few that will be a surprise to most of you. This is all just in the order of my countdown post, not in dollar value or series order. Without further ado, here is the full rundown on the prizes:

*NEW ADDITION!* Prize #10 - Classic Series: A PS4 copy of the Megaman Legacy Collection Special Edition; containing both the unopened game itself, and the limited edition 9″ USB-charged Mega Man statue + E-Tank. The statue package was only opened just to take a pic, and because I was honestly curious myself how it compared to the original Limited Edition 25th Anniversary statue. Yeah, it’s cheap plastic…but doesn’t look any worse to be honest, it’s just not as heavy and sturdy. Has not been plugged in or used, totally brand new!

Prize #9 – Classic Series (Alternate Timeline): A set of 2 production art pieces from Captain N: The Game Master. The first is a pencil sketch of Mega Man doing his best “Link Mah Boi” pose. The second is a color cel (no background) featuring Mega Man, Simon Belmont, Kid Icarus and Duke running into a giant magic mushroom. Sure they aren’t all Mega Man, and yes, you might think I’m on the magic mushrooms for offering this art, but it is a legit piece of Mega Man history. Both pieces come with certificates of authenticity.

Prize #8 – Classic Series (Archie Timeline): An autographed copy of Archie’s Megaman #8, signed by the lead penciller for that issue, Chad Thomas. To go along with it, you’ll also get the actual inked art for Page 8 of Issue #8. That’s why this was the item for day 8! ;p (Although technically I think it’s really Page 7, just mislabeled as Page 8. You can count for yourself.) The inked art sadly was not autographed by Gary Martin this time around, however.

Prize #7 – Battle Network Series: I have a whole lot of spare battlechips lying around. You can have a large assortment of battlechips. Like, a whole fishing tackle box full of them. This set will consist of Advanced, Progress, and Link chips. Standard, Mega, Dark, Navi chips and more! Way more than shown here. And a couple gashaphon mini figures of Blues and Search Soul Rockman to boot!

Prize #6 – Zero Series: The Rockman Zero Capcom Special Selection Artbook and CD!

Prize #5 – Star Force Series: I also have a lot of extra settei lying around that I don’t need double copies of. You will get a nice batch of production art from the Ryuusei anime!

 Prize #4 – ZX Series: First released this past year at HOBBY★ROCK 2016, it’s an Aile garage/model kit (with bike)! The kit is not assembled, painted, or has even been opened. Hopefully there is nothing missing or wrong with it. ^^; (I’ve had my own problems in the past) While I by no means feel I’ve done a great job painting and assembling my own kits, if you win this but have hesitations about ever putting it together yourself, I can offer to paint and build it myself for you before sending it. Otherwise, by all means, have at it yourself! It’s tedious, but feels great when all is said and done.

 Prize #3 – X Series: TruForce’s Limited Edition/San Diego Comic Con Exclusive X Boost figure! Still wrapped in its original shipping box, X is full of articulation, interchangeable parts, and his X-buster glows with an awesome power! He still looks like he’s wearing a yellow bikini top to me though, so it’s great figure if you’re into X in a teeny weenie yellow bikini.

 Prize #2 – Legends Series: From Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, production art from the Japanese edition of Volnutt’s ending (remember, UDON had a hand in slightly different art for our endings in the US release. This is not UDON art). You’ll get a complete piece with Volnutt, and one with a partial drawing of Doronjo, Boyacky and Tonzura from that ending scene. Again, yeah, they aren’t Megaman, but it goes with it.

Prize #1 – Classic Series: E-Capcom exclusive 20th Anniversary Copper Rockman Statue. 10 years ago, around 200 of these rarities were released into the wild. Fewer than the silver edition that was released along with it. You were lucky to find it for $100 back then, and today, it’s been on auction sites for anywhere between $300-$1000. It stands barely taller than an Amiibo at 3.5 inches, but it is pretty dang heavy. Being pure copper and all, it’s no flimsy figure. Not quite a golden idol, but please don’t go melting it down for cash. It also doubles as a paperweight, or a great gigantic Monopoly piece!

 So, I’m not going to put an overall value on what I will end up spending on this whole contest, but safe to say, the prize value is quite high. Hopefully it’s some cool stuff you guys really would like to own!

All participation prizes are in-hand already, and are just waiting for a new home. But in the event participation is light or people aren’t interested in them, guess I just have more stuff to keep for my collection…;p

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

When you submit, I would prefer you to include the following information in this format, along with your entry:

  • (Your name/preferred alias) – As much as I usually know who you are, there’s always someone new or somebody who has a different preference from what their email name says.
  • (Category this entry is for) – You can either say 1, 2 or 3, or Talent/Humor/Wildcard
  • (Participation Prize Eligibility) – Just write “All” if you are interested in the chance to win anything. Write: “Exclude from #__” if you do not have interest in winning a particular participation prize. Use the prize numbering identification as I have written above.

In the event you are submitting your second or third entry, please specify which prize # you would like your bonus chance(s) in the raffle to be put towards.

Only submit your own work, as usual. Any character, major or minor, from any series is allowed, to go along with the characters required in each category. Pairing characters from different series is totally allowed. Same-gender groupings are allowed, as always.

Participants are allowed to submit from all over the world. It’s easier for me to get prizes to US entrants, because international shipping is complicated and pricey, but I’ll do what I can for you guys who aren’t in the States.

As much as I don’t want to joke about it, by the time this contest ends, the United States may possibly be enclosed in a giant dome by our new President to keep anyone from coming in, forcing our country to become a real-life episode of The Big O!, a country of amnesia…without the big robots. In such a case, I apologize for not being able to send out prizes worldwide. But I certainly plan to try! In all seriousness though, I think most should not have to worry about being able to receive a package from the US, but if shipping costs me more than the item’s value itself, I may have to get creative.

Paypal is still the preferred method for cash prize payouts. Please have a valid account to receive your winnings.

Youngin’s, get your parents permission before entering.

Entries do not need to be colored, but it is preferred. The more effort put into things as always, the better chance you have!

Entries can either be e-mailed to me at rock2125[at]hotmail[dot]com, or you can just PM/note me a link to your pic.

DO NOT post your pics in this journal, your dA galleries, tumblr blogs, forum threads, etc. until the contest is over. This is the fairest way for competitive reasons. I prefer to keep them all secret until the deadline has passed.

I’ll edit a confirmed entry list in this thread when I receive them. So you won’t be in the dark about whether or not I’ve received your entry.

DEADLINE:


The deadline for this contest will be Sunday, February 12th, 2017 by 11:59PM CST. This gives you exactly 2 months to DRAW, DRAW, DRAW!

MISCELLANEOUS INFO:

- As usual, If you don’t plan to enter, but would like to help me judge, please let me know through DM or mention so here. Anyone who has previously judged in the past 10 years is certainly welcome to help out, especially if I really do get flooded with entries. I might really need extra opinions!

Any help spreading the word and reblogging/retweeting/etc. is always appreciated!

Bug me with questions if you have any. Please join in, and good luck to everyone who enters!

Confirmed Entries:  

Category 1 - @archer-poyochu, @darlinhope, @borockman, @digitallyfanged, @dreamingandgaming, @bassrocks, CptRedder, @wintesm, @prosaicwonder, IrisClou,

Category 2 - @borockman, @hotbloodedmachine, @wintesm, @digitallyfanged, IrisClou, @thecreatorofworlds, Njo-Ku,

Wildcard - @digitallyfanged, @tyrantchimera, @boatsalad, IrisClou, @thecreatorofworlds (x2)

Secret 1 - @wintesm

marsza  asked:

Silverflint and no. 10 for the askbox game, please!! Thank you <3

@marsza, you babe, you doll, you got the luck of the draw tonight. you get the porn. i hope you enjoy it! i have no explanation nor excuse. 

i have a couple more prompts that i will do tomorrow sometime I assume. thanks, guys!

set during 3x07. yes. that scene.


10. “Please, don’t leave me alone”

“What’s that?”

“How good it feels.”

Silver turned away then, eyes gone, mind back in the tavern. Flint could see him living in that moment again, a sickly sort of wonder in his expression. It reminded him of how Silver had looked the time he’d accompanied Flint to see the Vasquez gold in the hull of Jack’s ship. Flint understood that look completely now: amazement, uncertainty, horror. The undeniable pleasure of a powerful act. Except Silver, in retrospect, had looked more ashamed in the presence of all that wealth, and had never visited it again.

Silver sat on the bed now, face still splattered with Dufresne’s blood, and knew no shame.

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anonymous asked:

"Either way he has to find Fidds and Stan (and by association Tate and Jimmy and possibly Rick)" It's like Ford goes to Fidds first for help but he doesn't want to get Tate involved so he drops him off with Stan to finish trick-or-treating with (who haggles every at house to get Tate more candy) but then Stan has to jump in to help so he leaves Tate with Jimmy, who brings Tate back to the party with him, where it turns out burly bikers make surprisingly good baby-sitters/trick-or-treat buddies.

YES ABSOLUTELY. 

Maybe the Trickster told Ford to get 500 pieces of candy, as in canon. So while he and Fidds head back to the house to analyze all the information they have on the Trickster in hopes of finding some way to destroy it, Stan volunteers to take Tate trick or treating. (Both as babysitting and as a back-up plan in case they can’t find the Trickster’s weakness in time.)

Though I think rather than haggling Stan just straight up resorts to stealing candy. At first it’s small–he sees some stingy person drop one sad little sourball in Tate’s bag and he goes, “that’s it? Where’s your Summerween spirit?” and grabs a whole handful for Tate. 

After a couple more houses with similar experiences he doesn’t even wait for Tate to finish saying “trick or treat” before just grabbing the whole bowl in one hand and Tate’s arm in the other and screaming “RUN!” 

When word starts to spread about them and they can’t hit houses anymore they start hiding in bushes and grabbing bags from other kids. Tate is having the time of his life, of course. And I mean, it’s okay to steal candy from kids because it’s really fun it’s for the sake of saving Ford’s life after all (even if they got more than 500 pieces of candy hours ago.)

Meanwhile Fidds and Ford have been working on an anti-fructose ray that they think can destroy the Trickster and are creeping around looking for it. When it shows up again to taunt them they try firing at it. But of course they miss and the Trickster gets pissed and everything goes sideways.

Stan hears screaming in the distance and sees the bloated Trickster carrying Ford and Fidds away. He tells Jimmy to keep Tate safe while he runs after them.

Some exciting chasing and fighting scenes later, Stan’s managed to get Ford and Fidds free but the Trickster’s still coming after them. Fidds gets the idea of overloading the anti-fructose ray, which explodes in a flash of light—destroying the Trickster completely (and as a side effect–destroying all the candy that the children of Gravity Falls were carrying around outdoors.)

Once the danger is over they go to find Tate who of course is at the bar telling ghost stories to a circle full of burly bikers. (Jimmy lost track of him after about five minutes and got very drunk.) Fidds just about hits the ceiling, of course, and takes Tate home. (”But wait!” one of the bikers cries “What happened with the guy with the hook hand!?? Aww man, I’m not gonna be able to sleep for a week.”)

Meanwhile Stan is pissed at Jimmy for ditching Tate and getting drunk and is like “sometimes I wonder why I’m even dating that guy” and Ford is like “I WONDER THE SAME THING. CONSTANTLY.”

Between Stan’s thievery and Fidds and Ford’s raygun none of the children in Gravity Falls get any candy that year (except Tate, whose bags and bags of ill-gotten sweetness were inside the bar with him when the ray went off.) It was the worst Summerween ever.

aomomo; times four

a/n: Firstly, there is a reason why I don’t do prompts (mainly because I just can’t /cries). Secondly, this originally wasn’t intended for aomomo week, but now it is otl, so I may or may not have bent the prompt a lot… 

series/pairing: kurobas/aomomo
rating: t-
prompt: aomomoweek’s day #5: bonds (in this case, her bonds with others, as well as Aomine)

Because sometimes, Aomine feels the need to remind everyone who it is Momoi Satsuki belongs to.

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A Team Within A Team: Legends of Today 2x08 The Flash Review

Happy Flarrow day!!!! I love that DC television officially has a tradition. The Flarrow crossover is now part and parcel with winter sweeps and the holiday season. What’s great is now both The Flash and Arrow are seasoned veterans.  In “Legends of Today” both shows flex their strengths and reveal our heroes’ character growth. The Flash and Arrow bring their A game to launch a legendary story.

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((for @madneto as promised xoxo))

Pavement pounds steadily below Erik’s feet, rhythmic, close enough to the beat of the wordless electronica playing in his earphones. Running is like a trance, one of the few moments of the day he finds he can let his mind quiet down. The park is fairly full this morning, which displeases him, but at least the wooded paths deeper in the park are less congested with young mothers in yoga pants pushing overly expensive strollers.

So as it is, Erik’s mind is about a million miles away when a passing cyclist clips him hard on the elbow. He lurches away from the sudden sting, stumbling as his shoe hits the edge of the paved path, bracing himself as he feels the pull of gravity preparing to give him a hard introduction to the blacktop. A half second of stunned silence before the anger kicks in, flaring up as he pushes himself up to sit. “Just what in the fuck do you think–”

He judders to a halt. It wasn’t a cyclist at all - it was a man in a racing wheelchair. Which would have been surprising enough, except for the fact that this was possibly the most beautiful human being that Erik has ever laid eyes on. He’s backed up to come parallel with Erik, and for a brief moment all Erik can see is tanned and freckled arms that look ridiculously strong. This is not a view he’s complaining about. But then the chair’s occupant leans over, and it gets even worse. He’s just so pretty. Eyes a clearer blue than the sky behind him, and his lovely face is twisted up in a look of horrible concern.

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anonymous asked:

coffee shop au: Kurt gets his coffee everyday from the shop around the corner because he thinks the barista is cute even if he always screws up his order. Truth is, barista!Blaine is just too distracted by his stunning customer to make it properly. :D

awwww

Twenty-nine and a half hours a week, Blaine is a model barista.

The coffees he makes are at the perfect temperature, the foam is just fluffy and light, and there is the proper amount of syrups in his macchiatos.

But the remaining half-hour?

He’s all over the place, and all because of one man.

Kurt–at least he has the man’s name, but he doesn’t know if it makes him less or more pathetic.

It’s so unlike him to get all flustered because of a man who he virtually knows nothing about, except that he’s gorgeous, that he’s always dressed impeccably, that he’s sometimes a bit cold with the barista at the cashier but that he tips generously to compensate, that he has a thing for scarves and that he takes his mocha with an extra shot of hazelnut syrup and extra hot.

That’s the alpha and the omega of Blaine’s knowledge about his … let’s call it what it is, about his hopeless crush on a customer.

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Original Team Arrow: An Innocent Man Arrow 1x04 Review

Episode 4 is the beginning of Team Arrow. So far Oliver has been going it alone, but the ground work has been laid for him to begin reaching out. To ask for help. Thea was the match. Felicity was the spark. Now…the fire begins. What is the fire? Well, it’s not just saving Starling City. That is simply a means to an end. A very good means, but a means nonetheless. No…the real endgame in all of is Oliver’s soul. Before that work can begin a team must form. Oliver’s primary goal is saving Starling City. This team’s primary goal will be saving Oliver Queen. But who will join? Or more importantly…who will stay?

There is one singular question each audience member must ask themselves as they watch episode 4.

Who can see the real Oliver Queen?

This is vitally important because for Team Arrow to succeed in their mission, saving Oliver, they must first understand him.

Let’s dig in…

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anonymous asked:

What's your opinion of Jason, given all the BTS drama, the disaster that was s3 and what went down with C/exa and now Bella/ke? (what if that ship doesn't sail? even with all the social media frenzy around that one now) Is it possible you're being an apologist for him?

Hi anon! 

If your assumption is that I am an apologist for Jason, I’m going to assume you’re probably new to this blog (welcome!) and have not listened to the podcast I co-host, Meta Station.  We recapped all of 3B here and I suspect if you listen to any of the episodes that will put that matter to rest pretty quickly.)

If you are new, you might have missed my “I’m no longer taking anons asking me to defend why I still like this show” policy (which you can read here).  I answered that question once, at great length, here, and I try to avoid repeating myself where possible.

My opinion of Jason is that I’m done just kind of bitching about him recreationally, tbh.  I have dragged Jason, you have dragged Jason, we have all dragged Jason, it has been a gloriously unifying fandom pastime, and there was a time when we probably all found it cathartic, but I no longer think it serves us and I don’t think it makes this fandom a better place.  I am only human, I may slip up from time to time, especially if he does something really boneheaded, but I am trying VERY HARD to get myself out of the dragging Jason Rothenberg business.

That said, if you have a particular, specific question about how I feel about a writing choice, a character choice, or something concrete like that, I’m always happy to take those.  On our podcast, Erin and I critique his storytelling choices at LENGTH and have never been quiet about the places where we think the writing has been lazy, irresponsible, thoughtless about tropes, fandom-baiting, or just bad storytelling.  In addition, I think based on everything we all know and hear coming out of the continual BTS rumors, as I’ve mentioned many times in recent posts, it sounds like for at least a couple of the cast members he creates/has created a really difficult working environment.  And yes, I think there were some catastrophically bad choices in S3 - not just Lexa (whose death I have blogged about before here), but the character assassination of Bellamy, the fridging of Gina, the erasure and the death of Lincoln coupled with the way it sounds like Ricky was being treated personally, the gross Murphy/Ontari thing - and I think it’s wise that the network brought in a new co-executive producer as a tactful indication that they know Jason needs a little reining-in. 

That said, I don’t think he’s Satan, I don’t think any human being deserves to have people tweet “kill yourself” at them over and over, and I am cautiously optimistic that he has learned some really key lessons from the fallout of S3.  We’ll see how S4 progresses, and we’ll know what we know when we know it, but I’m hopeful and positive that this season could be great, and I’m not interested in apologizing for that.

If your assumption that I’m an apologist from him stems with some of the recent posts in response to fears about cancellation, what I have been saying over and over is that the NETWORK continues to support Jason, believe in his vision, show enthusiasm for the stories he is telling, and speak positively of him and the show.

I do want to point out, however, that it sounds to me like the question you are at heart asking is “Jason fucked up Clexa and might fuck up Bellarke, why don’t you hate him and this show more,” which I am happy to answer because this gives me a chance to remind you that you have sent that question to A KABBY BLOG. Whether Bellarke or Clexa or neither is endgame isn’t why I watch this show, so it is not a dealbreaker for me. 

I have said this before, many times, and I will say it again, VERY LOUDLY, in boldface and italic type:

it is very frustrating for all the rest of us in the fandom who don’t label ourselves as “Bellarke” or “Clexa” to be addressed as though absolutely nothing else on this show matters except those two ships. 

I plan to continue watching the show with enthusiasm.  It’s fine if you don’t.  That’s a personal choice.  But I loved a lot of things in S3 that had nothing to do with Bellarke or Clexa, and I am sure I will find a lot of things in S4 to love that have nothing to do with Bellarke or Clexa, because for me this show is not about Bellarke and Clexa.  If it is for you, that’s fine!  We all consume media differently.  But I don’t think it’s being an apologist for Jason to feel, for example, that the show is still telling really important stories about all kinds of different representation that deserve to continue to be dignified, and I don’t think it’s erasing the crappy stuff he’s done to say that he’s also done a lot of things really, really well.

Here, in no particular order, is a list of just some of the many things I loved about S3 that I want to make sure are not erased or drowned out by the negatives of S3:

  • Literally every single moment Kane or Abby were onscreen, separately or together, especially THE KISS and THE PRISON SCENE and THE CHEEK KISS and THE FINALE HUG and BEING PLOT-RELEVANT
  • The whole City of Light/ALIE storyline, especially its connection to Grounder mythology
  • Lindsey’s performance in “Nevermore”
  • Briller
  • Indra
  • There were a lot of big writing/editing problems in the Bellamy/Pike/Kane storyline, but hot damn those performances were fantastic
  • Becca and the Polaris flashbacks
  • Roan and Luna
  • Kanetavia/Rebel!Dad with Harper and Miller
  • Jasper’s PTSD arc
  • Monty getting a new level of nuance and complexity
  • Sinclair getting all the dialogue they probably wrote for Wick and getting to really flesh out his bond with Raven
  • The Griffin women finally getting the chance to team up and save the day
  • Multiple Wells callbacks
  • Jake callbacks for both Abby and Clarke (especially “I can’t do this again”)
  • Niylah
  • Murphy’s entire arc (obviously not counting the creepy Ontari sexual assault/consent violation thing), especially the Indra/Pike trio and his finale teamup with Abby
  • Raven’s entire arc – running from her pain, then pushing through it, then becoming a superhero without her injury ever being dismissed or minimized
  • The new Arkadia sets, the Rover, and the way they depicted the Sky People gradually settling in and building a home
  • Jaha’s slow-burn three-season good guy to villain arc

I’m excited and enthusiastic about S4, as is pretty much everyone I know in the Kabby fandom.  It’s okay if you aren’t.  That’s a personal choice.  But the fact that I’d never take a job working for Jason Rothenberg because he sounds like a really awful boss doesn’t mean I’m obligated to hate the way he tells stories or want his show to be canceled. 

I gently encourage you to let go of any assumptions you may have that the people who continue to enjoy this show are doing so blindly or stupidly, that liking the show is a blanket endorsement of all a showrunner’s worst personal and professional choices, or that people who like a thing you don’t like do so because they’re not as smart as you are and they haven’t figured out that they’re wrong for liking it.  

I love this show enough that I have never kept my mouth shut when the writers make choices I object to.  I love this show enough to believe it can bear the weight of a substantial amount of thoughtful criticism from a wide and diverse range of perspectives, and I believe doing so is vital.  

If you just want to tell me Jason is a garbage person and you’re annoyed that I still like things he’s doing, then I’m afraid I can’t actually help you. If you are here to be an informed, thoughtful critic of this show and are interested in debate, you will always be welcome.  I would just ask you to maybe consider, for next time, the limits of this binary assumption that Clexa and Bellarke are the only aspects of this show that anyone cares about. 

Captain Swan Harry Potter AU 

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What started out as a simple task for seventh year Killian Jones turned into something horrific as dementors decided to visit the Hogwarts Express mid-travel. He’s learned about dementors a few years back in Defense Against the Dark Arts. They suck out all the happiness you have and prey on what remains. He has led a pretty average life so far, so he shouldn’t be affected too badly. If that’s the case, then why is he screaming and what are these visions he’s having and why did he wake up hours later in the Hospital Wing at Hogwarts? 

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Killian Jones had to pass along a message to Professor Remus Lupin. That is the only reason why he is even in this compartment. But of course Potter, Weasley, and Granger were in it as well. Ever since those three entered Hogwarts nothing has even been the same. He knew something had to happen that school year, but he wasn’t expecting anything to occur on the bloody Hogwarts Express. 

Dementors.

Of all the things- 

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CATHRYN MUDON

We’re doing a project where we ask people: what’s your UCB? We talked to Cathryn Mudon about Chris Gethard, ASSSSCAT, and doing experimental shows with Dreadnought.

LW: How’d you find UCB?

CM: I had some friends visiting in town and they were doing touristy things. I was working at J.Crew at the time and they were like, “Come meet us at this show! You camp outside on the sidewalk, we’ll get Chipotle and sit there for like three hours, but it’s super fun!” I was in such a grumpy mood after my shift and the last thing I wanted to do was go sit on the sidewalk, but I went.

That was May. I remember it because it was Fleet Week of 2007 and there were a bunch of naval officers everywhere. So we went and camped out for ASSSSCAT and got into the 9:30 show.

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