freaking babes

Most YA Novels VS Sarah J Maas Novels
  • Katniss: I'm really not that pretty.
  • Peeta: Your so beautiful.
  • Tris: I'm not pretty.
  • Four: I love your haircut, and you're gorgeous to me.
  • Clary: I'm not beautiful, or pretty, I'm just cute.
  • Jace: You're the most beautiful girl I've ever laid eyes on.
  • Aelin: I'm the most stunning being to ever grace this freaking planet.
  • Rowan: Yeah babe, even the bakery down the street heard you yell that.

I am so fascinated by the idea of this ship. Kendra is someone who is hurting, Sara is someone who cares. They are both someone who can help the other. You don’t need to be soulmates to want to be involved, to pursue someone romantically. Temporary romance is so so important and I really want to see that explored ok. GEEZE.

my first prompt for the kiss art challenge! just going super simple with this - i told myself i was just gonna do linework, but of course i had to go and lay down some quick colors. this whole challenge is basically just an excuse for me to practice drawing interactions between characters without being as much of a crazy perfectionist as i usually am in my finished/polished pieces (and also, bonus, i get to draw cute people kissin’ each other). so thanks for sending me prompts, everyone!

this one was requested by the lovely @andrewminard, who wanted to see noah and gansey for #12 - a kiss on the hand. :’)

hoechlin’s tummy appreciation post

I cannot tell you

how freaking adorable

I find this little

pudge to be

!!!

HOECHLIN’S TUMMY IS THE MOST ADORABLE THINGS IVE SEEN TODAY

HE’S JUST STANDING THERE !!

AND ALL I WANT TO DO IS BE UBER AFFECTIONATE WITH HIM AND TOUCH HIS TUMMY AND GIVE HIM SWEET KISSES ON HIS MAGNIFICENT BEARDED FACE AND LOOK AT ALL HIS AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS

Stop tucking in your uniqueness, your strangeness, your difference, in doing so you conceal your essence, your gift, your magic, your power. Your comfort zone is that thing that makes you different, not the thing that makes you the same. There is no security or joy in hiding who you are, that’s pseudo freedom, it’s a sham, it’s a lie the world wants to convince you is your truth.
—  iammyss, let your freak flag fly, babe! 
The growth of Scydia saved me

When Scott turned around in his chair and he and Lydia did that cute little hand hold thing to celebrate being done with highschool, my heart grew like the Grinch’s when it broke that measuring device.

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Possibly my most favorite thing about What If… is that Jemma is so wholly, constantly aware that the Framework isn’t real. It’s not just that she keeps telling people, it’s in how she acts. Daisy kind of gets lost in her attempts to maintain her unexpected cover, but she’s still typical Daisy—to the point of moving to intervene when those three guys are beating up that Inhuman when they first enter the Triskelion.

Jemma, on the other hand? Jemma has no time for playing along with this fake world.

Exhibit A: her lack of social graces with Julia. To us, her “fascinating” and “you have dreams” are just typical Jemma, taking in details and being impressed with the Framework’s coding. Some random NPC has dreams and makes art? Amazing! But from an outside perspective, her words and tone are so freaking creepy. Like. Jemma, babe. Could you sound any more like a serial killer surprised to hear that her next victim is an actual human being?

But what really stands out is Exhibit B: her conversation with Burnell. Sure, the line “Hydra? They’re all Nazis” is great as a quote, but as an actual thing to say to an impressionable teenager living in what is, effectively, a police state? She encourages a defenseless kid to not only proclaim a very unpopular fact, but to spread it far and wide. It may be the truth, but Hydra does not like it and Burnell is gonna get himself seriously hurt—if not dead—by spreading it.

In the real world, you’d expect Jemma to take that into account. If things went nightmarishly wrong and Hydra won and SHIELD was just some kind of Resistance, she might say something along the lines of, “Yep, Hydra are 100% Nazis, but they’re also basically in charge right now, so maybe keep that fact to yourself and like-minded people you trust absolutely? Just….throwing it out there. Save fighting the propaganda machine for a time when you’re in a position to protect yourself from retaliation.”

But nope. This kid isn’t real. What does Jemma care if Burnell—who’s already shown himself to be pretty senselessly brave by actually tagging Jemma’s car with “Hydra lies” even though we’re shown like two seconds later that surveillance is EVERYWHERE, including this high school parking lot—gets himself killed shouting from the rooftops that Hydra are Nazis? He’s just a collection of code. It’s not an issue.

And the best part? It’s exactly what we should’ve expected. It’s just an extension of how she approached Aida—calling her “it” and always keeping in mind that she was an android, not a person. She, maybe more than anyone else, is super conscious of the difference between real and programmed, and she takes a very practical approach to all of this as a result.

It is SO JEMMA and I love it.

tl;dr: Jemma has no time for manners or for saving/protecting/acting as a good influence on the lives of these Framework NPCs…and it is GLORIOUS.

(I was gonna include her calling Ward a “psycho stalker” to his face, but lbr, she’d do that in the real world without a qualm.)