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Just a stupid little New Year’s Eve ficlet, almost 2 months late, but who cares?

summary: modern AU. Emma is scelebrating New Year’s Eve with her girls, and they are having fortune cookies of a special kind. A handsome, but infuriating stranger doesn’t help to lift the mood…

rating: k for kissing ;)

also on: ff.net and ao3


Like every year, Ruby Lucas makes a big show giving out the small tulle packets with the homemade fortune cookies she brought back to Boston from her Christmas visit to her grandmother. It’s tradition that she and her bunch of friends each get one to open at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Like every year, she reminds them, “Granny says not to open them before midnight!”

Like every year, her girlfriend Mulan jokes, “Wait, those are Chinese, shouldn’t I be the one giving them to you?”

Ruby rolls her eyes, “Don’t be so cliché. It’s getting old.”

Emma Swan frowns suspiciously at the cookie in her hand. “Wait, this is a trick? There’s some stupid message inside just to…”

To be fair, it wouldn’t be the first time. Granny Lucas, at whose house Emma spent a lot of time in her youth, has tried more than once to send encouraging messages especially to her. Over the last years, however, it has become more and more annoying, and Emma started to feel the pain of every only single among a bunch of friends who are all happily taken. Endearing as it is that they all care so much for her, it’s still unnerving when even your youth’s friend’s grandmother tries to get you to finally find a boyfriend – or a girlfriend, whatever floats your boat, as Granny put it so eloquently.

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anonymous asked:

one of the lines in one of your adrian fics just made me cry ??? - "You are too good for people who aren’t secure enough with themselves to know how to love you" is just the most wonderful thing and i really needed it right now so thank you thank you thank you

Oh darling, that line is about you – you are too good for people who aren’t secure enough with themselves to know how to love you. I am sending you all my love, darling, because you deserve all the love in the multiverse <3 <3 <3

This may be a bit salty, but I honestly can’t take the argument of “But they’re just bringing him back for ratings!” as a reason I shouldn’t watch.  Because, DUH.  THAT’S WHAT SHOWS DO.  THAT’S THE POINT OF THEM.  To get ratings so they can sell commercial time, so they can make money.  AoS’ ratings have been tanking for a long time, so it’s very understandable that they would want to bring back an actor and character that served them well in the past.  Ward is a super polarizing character for the show and Brett Dalton is just a pure ball of sunshine wrapped in a stubbly, tortured face.  I understand if, from a story-telling perspective, it feels cheap and unfair.  It IS.  But it’s also not surprising, for any show, let alone this one.  It’s a pretty solid business tactic.  So I’m going to happily splash around in my trash heap and enjoy Brett being back and daydream (happily and angstily) about all the possible scenarios that could play out.  And just think…..with him back on the show, and an apparent Skyeward relationship in The Framework, not only are we going to get actual moments of Benneton together on screen, which will be marvelous from a gif/photo fanworks perspective, but we get FAKE RELATIONSHIP and probably BED SHARING.  That’s enough for me.

anonymous asked:

Can I hit you up for any bi Carisi head canons you have/ask what your preference is when it comes to Carisi being confused or confident in his sexuality? And indeed, his reaction to that conclusion?

That’s a heavy question for me, anon, because I’m bisexual myself, and sometimes I feel I’m projecting when I write Sonny (or Barba, for that matter) as bi.

(i.e. long post ahead)

I’ve said it before, I change it up when it comes to both Sonny and Barba’s sexual orientation. I don’t know that I even have a preference, frankly. Especially when it comes to my episode tags, I find it creatively interesting to work on different scenarios, just to keep it fresh. I often play with the relationship between Sonny and Barba (i.e. is it preslash, or a first time, or a fling turned into more, or a full-fledged established relationship?) but their respective orientations are also something I like to write differently.

They’re fictional characters to begin with, which means that a new SVU writer can change their orientation in an instant, plus I’m writing meta/fan fiction about them, which means this is only my interpretation and it has no bearing on canon. From my perspective, as a writer, I find it more challenging to try to write them in various iterations, just to see what changes in their characterization. I feel that allows me to illuminate different aspects of their personalities and their relationship.

Let me take a look at some of my work:

  • In the Groove Series (my longest story), Sonny is bi, he’s out and proud, and he has a super-supportive family (for reference, Barba is gay and there’s a bit of a rift between him and Lucia, at least at first).
  • In Hiding Places (my other extensive piece) Sonny is gay, and he came out as a teen, but his Staten Island friends punched him when he told them, and then he had to struggle with being forcibly outed at work when he was a uniformed cop. Even so, “this” Sonny always had happy relationships with men, and a supportive family (conversely, Barba is bi, he’s out, and he was once married to a woman, plus his major heartbreak came from Yelina choosing Alex over him).
  • In Divine Intervention, one of my angstiest stories (and the only one dealing with sexuality in such an extended capacity), both Sonny and Barba are gay, and they both had to struggle with it, in part because of their faith. Sonny’s father didn’t take it well, and he almost kicked Sonny out (he would have, if not for Sonny’s sisters), and Lucia has a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy with Rafael, and it’s all painful, except they are both at a place in their lives where they can understand and accept they have done nothing wrong, and love is love.

So yeah.

I should say that I’ve never written a “realization” story about them. A story in which they realize they’re not straight. I think that’s my own limitation if not projection, because the one constant is that they have both known they’re not straight from a younger age. Make of that what you will. spoiler alert: it’s because i knew i was bi when i was like 11 and fell in love with special agent dana scully

But to answer your question a little more specifically, when it comes to Sonny being bi, I feel that he’s young enough and open-minded enough to realize it’s not a big deal.

Problem is, it’s not uncommon for people to struggle with their own (bi)sexuality, even if they’re totally fine with the concept in abstract. Even if they totally accept other bi people. Sometimes it’s harder when it’s you, know what I mean? Sonny seems introspective, to me, and sensitive, and it’s likely that he’d be holding himself to a different standard, especially if you take his faith into account. Also, we know he’s been bullied, so maybe he did struggle with being bisexual, if not with being out. We also know he comes from a less progressive environment (his parents but also his friends, as a kid), so there’s a chance he wasn’t just struggling, but he was in denial.

But, he was also a law student in New York City (where I’m sure he met plenty of other LGBT people at least judging from my own experience studying law in the UK, lol), and again, he’s a young guy, and I’m sure he’s read the books (let’s be real, he’s definitely red the books) and he’s seen the films, and there’s a good change he’s been fine with his bisexuality from the start. I kinda love the idea of a young Sonny being totally confident in what he wants, and who he is, even if he had to keep it a “secret” at first, until he could get away from a more oppressive environment. Until he could be himself openly what did i say about projecting?

If I had a preference, I guess that would be it. That, even though it hasn’t always been easy, Sonny was able to accept himself from a young age. The alternative might be more realistic, and more painful, but this is fiction, so I’d like to think Sonny didn’t suffer too much :)

Oh wait, my other constant is that all 3 of Sonny’s sisters support him unconditionally. Always. No matter what. You can take that to the bank, anon.

also sonny is a woke bae (lol j/k) and i totally envision him speaking out against bigots in high school and being a scrawny lil’ badass

anonymous asked:

So obviously the guys can't reveal themselves to anyone, but if they were to reveal themselves to the object of their affections what do you think would cause them to do so? Like, they couldn't stand it anymore or they just didn't care by that point?

I hope some of these don’t sound the same, think was kinda difficult for me.

Leo:

For him it would have to be by force, like he can’t just waltz up to you even as much as he wants to. Something has to give him reason to show himself to you. If something happens to you or you’re in trouble and he has to come to the rescue then he will reveal himself to you.  

Raph:

He gets angry because he knows he can’t show himself to you, so I think it would have to be the same scenario with Leo; something has to HAPPEN for Raph to show himself to you, or else he fears he’ll ruin the whole thing if he just lands right in front of you.  It makes him SO ANGRY, so that eventually, maybe one day, he may snap and just go to meet you.

Donnie:

This poor boy is so sad.  He sees you walking down the street and his chest just starts to thumping, but he knows he can’t see you.  Eventually it gets to a point where he just gives up, because he knows he has no chance, and it hurts him so much.  He thinks about you often, but pushes himself to move onto other things.

Mikey:

He’s so depressed over this whole thing.  What he would do just to get to meet you.  It’s so hard for him, but he knows you can’t see him, and he cries about it when he’s alone in his room or if even the thought of you comes to mind.  He quickly tells himself, “Don’t get attached, just forget it.”  And forget he does, or at least tries to.  He doesn’t want to care.

I think I would be a lot more excited about the next story arc if I weren’t so damn distressed about who’s in the car with Fitz. I really don’t think I can handle the show giving him Someone Else for Jemma to compete with or be jealous about or overcome to convince Fitz to come back to the real world. The thought turns my stomach. I hate that trope with every fiber of my being and I hated it when they did it with Will in season 3. These two do NOT need another roadblock. Does anyone have any ideas or thoughts that could maybe counteract this? I don’t want to spend the next six weeks in a funk. :/

anonymous asked:

I love your characters! They're so cool! May I see a group photo? (I'm not very familiar with some of them but I know Asy!)

Ohmagosh, it would be a heeeeellaaaa big canvas to show ALL of my characters together. You know, dear anon, I’m drawing for a few years now, been in different fandoms, even created some original stuff I only showed morsels from. I can give it a try to show my best creations and main characters from the fandoms, but it will be still a huge pic, dear god XD

anonymous asked:

Just curious, but what do you think about the time jump of JTV? Would you have gone about Michael's death the same way?

As a writer I absolutely loved it, as a Michael fan I was crushed. But yes, I would have done it the same way. It was foreshadowed beautifully, it was smart,
It was innovative to kill a major character in a mid season episode, the time jump was early enough in the series that it works, while giving the show a fresh take before it gets too stale. And of course, with Michael dying the only realistic thing you really could do was a time jump, or the grief would overtake the entire show. It was a very smart move that so far has been executed pretty beautifully.


Although, I would tend to agree they are foreshadowing Raphael and Jane pretty heavily so soon after the death (although it’s been 3 years in show time). I don’t mind them being best friends and co parenting so well, in fact I like it a lot (and really like what they have done to Raphaels character). What I don’t like is the blatant forgetfulness about his girlfriend in every episode by the narrator. Like I get it- it’s for laughs and the narrator ships Japhael. But it doesn’t need to be shoved down people’s throats every single scene.

eene-fangirl  asked:

Is Edd OCD? In what ways?

Oh definitely!

I’m on mobile so I can’t show the desired pictures, but Cleanliness is next to Edliness is pretty much the best example I can give that shows him having Obsessive Compulsive disorder.

Now I want to clear this up: he has both OCD and OCPD. The difference is that OCPD is a personality disorder that causes one to have perfectionist ideals. (THIS is what people mean when they see someone sort things in groups. Often times, OCD and OCPD are intertwined. I can debate about this, but I wanted to point that out). I don’t have to explain why I came with that conclusion.

I don’t know whether the label maker would be considered such. When I got my label maker, I labeled everything, so it might have started as something fun to do, and MAYBE it progressed to a compulsion? I don’t really know.

He has mysophobia (fear of harmful germs) and though we don’t see the compulsion, we could assume he has the typical hand washing regimen. I find it astounding how throughout the series, he starts fearing anything dirty when in season 1, he would hunt for bugs and etc.

anonymous asked:

Does the items that they wear during fashion week gives a clue on what show they'll walk on? Coz I'm looking at the brands just to have a hint

Somewhat, I think when she starts wearing a lot of a brand that’s an indication that she’s working with them but it’s not always bullet proof.