Please picture Shiro refusing to ever break down or show that he’s suffering in front of his team, because he’s told himself over and over again that he needs to be strong for them, that he can never show weakness, because he has to be their foundation, their unbreakable unshakable leader.
Imagine all of that stubbornness and resilience falling apart the second Matt pulls him into his arms and whispers into Shiro’s ear that it’s okay to be sad, it’s okay to be scared, that it’s okay to not be okay. Because Matt isn’t Team Voltron, Matt isn’t Altean royalty, Matt is just Matt, and Matt has suffered just as much as Shiro has if not more, and Matt knows, Matt knows.
Please picture Shiro refusing to break until Matt is there to hold him, until Matt is there there to tell him it’s okay, and then he just buries his face into Matt’s bony (too bony too thin) shoulder and just lets it all go and finally shatters.
Please picturing Matt being the one to help Shiro break, and then being the one to help put him back together.
Where did this ‘Yuuri can be a sore loser’ thing come from. Yuuko says that ‘Yuuri hates losing’, not that he’s a sore loser. What high level athlete likes losing? Yuuri displays nothing but good sportsmanship when he doesn’t win or someone finishes ahead of him the entire series.
Like when and where did this happen, show me these scenes? He cheers for Yurio in competition, he cheers for Chris, he cheers for all his rivals and wishes them well. He empathizes with JJ and goes on about how no one has the right to say anything negative about him, etc.
Yuuri is always shown to be an extremely good sport, even when competitors don’t treat him well. He’s not a sore loser. He doesn’t like to lose, but he’s able to keep that internalized and only about himself, not something he holds against his competitors, which is why Yuuko even says it like it might not be obvious.
Ergo, in the same vein, the fanon where Yuuri holds huge grudges over things that aren’t that big. I don’t get where this came from. Can someone seriously look at how kindly he continually treats Yurio, for example, and say that? Sure Yurio might be fifteen, so obviously Yuuri is going to give him more leeway than he would an adult, but he goes out of his way to be really friendly and really supportive and above and beyond toward Yurio, not something someone who held grudges over small things would do; not something who is a sore loser would do.
Yuuri has his own flaws already; there’s no reason to give him ones that aren’t there to make him ‘more interesting’ or to prop other characters up.
Republican senators’ fear is the only thing that will defeat this bill — and their fear is dependent on the volume and intensity of opposition. The whole point of Mitch McConnell’s strategy of writing the bill in secret and then quickly pushing it through is to minimize public attention and opposition. There are senators who right now are what we might consider “worried maybe” votes — they’ll vote yes if the risks don’t seem too great, but they could bail out if they can be made to fear a public backlash. Senators like Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia know that their states will be absolutely brutalized by this bill, but as of yet they haven’t been convinced that their constituents know that.
There are now 10 Republican senators who have either said they oppose the bill “in this form” — which means they could switch to support once some changes are made — or have publicly expressed their doubts about the bill without saying they oppose it. Today, Republicans released a revised bill addressing some of their concerns; it includes a provision locking people out of coverage for six months if they go without insurance temporarily, which is supposed to accomplish the same goal as the individual mandate. But the bill’s essence remains the same. Only if media attention to the bill’s horrors increases, and if the calls pour in to their offices, will they decide that the risks to themselves are too great.
There could be a tipping point at which Republicans start abandoning the bill en masse — but we aren’t nearly there. With a 52-48 majority, McConnell can only lose two votes on this bill, and he has probably already granted one to Heller, giving him permission to vote “no” in order to save his own skin. But if pressure increases and two more senators look like hard “no” votes, then you’ll probably see lots of senators abandon it, not wanting to be associated with something that was not only so substantively awful but also carries the stench of defeat. That will only happen, though, if they’re sure that the bill is headed for defeat. And that in turn depends on activists and constituents raising the stakes high enough to make supporting the bill seem incredibly dangerous.
It’s possible that the release of the CBO score of the bill — which could come as early as this afternoon — will be the event that focuses everyone’s attention on the bill’s consequences and elevates the volume of the debate to the point where senators can’t avoid the consequences of their decision. But that will only happen if those consequences are made undeniably clear to them.
Okay do i love Jonerys but do you think people would notice the chemistry if they didnt know about the leaks?
I absolutely believe they would, anon!!!
Look, I can’t speak for other people but I’ve loved this ship for YEARS without any leaks. Without even being a part of the fandom online.
I have already argued extensively hereand here recently that Jon and Dany will be a good couple based on chemistry and compatibility. None of this has anything to do with plot leaks at all. I’ve thought they would work together based on their personalities and past experiences, and I think they were both very in-character for this episode. So there are a lot of things contributing to them working well on screen that have nothing to do with people already knowing the outcome going into it!
But just looking at the scenes themselves, yes! They had chemistry that was immediately noticeable.
When they first meet, I’m talking the first few seconds, I think they have instant chemistry. When Dany speaks first and just says something nice about appreciating Jon making the journey and hoping it was a good trip, we get that cute ass little smile from Jon.
She calls him “My Lord” and still this is his initial, instinctive reaction. To smile and let that go and still call her, “Your Grace” and thank her. From the outset, he likes her. (I’m not saying romantically yet of course.) But he is happy that she’s being kind and friendly and she is probably someone younger and prettier than he was expecting haha.
Of course moving forward things start to get heated, but even so I felt chemistry in their frustration. I mean, this camera shot was clearly meant to show a significant moment, the intensity of Dany being drawn to get up from the throne and speak to him face-to-face.
Just like Jon himself tried to approach the throne right before that speak to her more closely but was threatened by the dothraki.
And we get the stairs scene. My god, bless the stairs scene.
They are both changing their opinions about one another in an obvious way during this scene. When Dany mentions that they both have two brothers who have died, Jon’s look of sad understanding immediately softens the tensions between them and starts to put them on common footing.
I also really love the moment when Dany says, “we all enjoy what we’re good at,” and Jon says, “I don’t.” (I gifed it here because I am obsessed :P) The look she gave him in that moment showed me that she was very interested and impressed, and she’s starting to see him as a person who has been through a lot, just like she has. A person who is trying to do right by his people, just like she has–and not because he likes it or wants credit, but because he feels obligated to do what’s right. She obviously respects that.
But my favorite moment comes when she agrees to let Jon mine dragonglass when he clearly wasn’t expecting her to give him one of his demands already. He is so visibly and obviously grateful and I think it’s a big step in the right direction for them :). (I gifed that, too. Again, obsessed lol).
I can even see chemistry in their arguing and anger, anon. How many times have we seen heated arguments turn into passionate makeouts on TV and in movies? It’s a pretty frequent thing. And I could see some serious frustration that I personally found hot when they were arguing in this scene. (Again, here’s a visual reference because I have no life :D)
I think the most obvious signs of chemistry come at the end of their interaction for this episode, though. Here we get Jon about to leave Dany to go and mine the glass. But he seems … a little indecisive for a man that hates this woman as much as the antis claim. He seems pretty torn, to me. Like he doesn’t want to leave her side. Again, I’m not so shippy that I think he is into her yet. But I think he definitely has a higher opinion of her than he did five minutes prior and he wants to get to know her better.
Okay I know these look similar but these are THREE SEPARATE INSTANCES OF JON SNOW STARING WISTFULLY AT DANY AND LINGERING/TURNING BACK BEFORE HE FINALLY FREAKING WALKS AWAY FROM HER. I mean??? That’s chemistry. I’m sorry but it is. He is so drawn to her already it’s insane. This song was playing in my head the entire time hahaha.
And Dany during this scene? She is staring determinedly forward, forcing herself not to look back and to appear aloof but you know deep down girl was dying under the scrutiny of Jon Freaking Snow. And how do you know? Oh, maybe by the fact that she also gave him the lingering stare treatment.
Not to mention that during this scene we get to hear the first bit of a musical theme that appears to be specific to Jon and Dany (here.) Having their own theme in itself suggests a relationship being built, but the sad, romantic sound of the music adds to the tone of the scene as well and helps the audience to see what’s happening here.
Like … this ship has sailed. These two are definitely curious about one another and I can’t wait to see where it goes. I think chemistry is an understatement tbh. I love it so much :’)
Anyway anon, I hope this is the answer you were looking for. I am happy to be a dissenting voice among the people loudly insisting that their meeting was just Dany being rude and Jon shutting her down. Because it was really something else entirely.
I always feel like I’m betraying my wife when I have to refer to her as my husband or use he/him pronouns to talk about her. I know obviously her safety comes first before anything else, but it just feels so unnatural and evil.
Especially when I know the person I’m talking to is also a member of the LGBT community (which sadly doesn’t necessarily mean they’d be any more accepting :/) And I’d never out her cuz that’s beyond fucked up!
I just wish we lived in the kinda world where i could call her my wife, where she was free to present however she wants, just for it to be no big deal at all, just two girls and their cute lil baby. She deserves so much more than this.
I’m a mess of sobs right now. This chapter keeps on delivering.
OSAMU GOT TWO (2) PANELS FOR HIMSELF.
AND HE TALKS.
Well, okay, he thinks, but it’s the same for me. Give me a moment to cry because this is too beautiful. Osamu getting attention. And lines. Two panels. TWO PANELS.
I feel like people systematically overlook Osamu, or at least the fan opinions I’ve seen so far. I mean, I get why: Atsumu really has this aura, he really fills the room. When I first saw Atsumu, I felt like I didn’t need anyone else around him because his presence was already overwhelming. You feel there’s something special about him since the beginning. Maybe I’m alone on this, but when I learned that Atsumu had a twin, my first reaction was “this is too much for me” (in a good way). I couldn’t handle two Atsumus in one place.
And maybe that’s what happens as well in the manga. Because so far we’ve seen that Osamu is the quiet one, I wouldn’t be surprised if people underestimated him a lot. He doesn’t seem to have that aura Atsumu has; Osamu is more like the guy who stays at the back of the room and observes what’s going on in silence.
(Needless to say, I could be wrong on this. This is just my subjective view on what we’ve seen so far.)
But Osamu seems to be really intelligent. He always knows what’s going on. Sure, he has probably lived the same situation before, but he is able to apply all of that experience to know what people are thinking, what the opposite team is planning to do, what kind of research they’ve done.
I don’t think many fans have noticed this, but I did: he doesn’t speak much, but he’s always thinking. In that sense, he reminds me of Akaashi, with his mind always working, analyzing what he’s seeing, but keeping it to himself. When Osamu speaks, he tends to say short sentences, and his tone and expression seem to be quite neutral. But when we see him thinking, it’s a different story. His sentences get longer, his observations are way more articulate. This guy seems to have a long and complex monologue going on inside him but he shares so little that he actually gives the impression of being a guy who lacks emotions and opinions, when in reality, there’s a lot in his mind.
I wonder what caused this. Is he just like that, or is it that he’s so used to Atsumu getting all the attention that he stopped sharing his emotions in fear of being ignored?
*pokes u with a stick and whispers softly* Jungkook's one and only gift was for the one and only tiny hyung of his life
listen…I’m not saying that I knew….but…I knew Idk I just had a feeling since Jungkook was all quiet and nervous that day, just smiling and clapping in the back like something was on, so let me quickly remind you all what exactly happened on Jimin’s birthday
1. First comeback day and 21st century girl performance during whichthis and this happened (I would also like to remind everyone that they made the choreo together), followed by this group photo that has no explanation so far
2. Thisbangtan bombin which we see Jungkook awkwardly standing in the back, quietly clapping while everyone else brags about their presents
Prompt: Red gets lost on the ice mountain and Green panics and thinks history is repeating itself.
Warnings: Implied suicide and general darkness
Green groaned, rubbing his face. Why he and Red had to return to Mt. Silver, he had no idea. Red had made some, even for him, vague hand gestures, stared at him for five minutes straight without blinking (Green was still trying to figure out where Red’s eyedrops were for him to do that), then released Charizard before leaving, probably just expecting Green to follow him to who-knows-where.
Of course, Red had been right. Not even ten minutes had passed before Green had gone right after him. Keeping his eyes on that small orange dot before him, Green had begun to shiver before he realized where exactly Red was heading.
His old haunt.
Though Red didn’t even try and hide, or at least Green didn’t think he was, he still couldn’t find him as he landed near the top of the mountain; in the same place Green used to land all those other times.
Green shivered again, wrapping his arms around himself. This time, not due to the sharp snowflakes sizzling against his skin.
Green held his hand over his eyes, squinting his eyes and peering about outside. All that stretched on for miles and miles and miles was a giant expanse of harsh white, only broken up by the grays of the thick sky and the mountain.
Green blinked hard, snorting. He couldn’t stand being on this damn mountain for five minutes, let alone years like Red.
Rolling his eyes to himself, Green turned to hurry into the small hole in the mountain side. It was warmer without the blistering wind, but puffs of smoke still escaped Green as he trailed up the too familiar pathway to the top of the mountain.
However, as Green emerged from the cave into the too familiar clearing that had been Red’s home for much too long in his opinion, not a single speck of scarlet touched his eye.
Red wasn’t there.
Green ignored how his chest suddenly tightened up. He was probably getting frostbite or something stupid by now. He ignored how hard he began to bite the inside of his cheek. Pain would make the cold easier to ignore. Green ignored how the snow was so cold it burned as he ran out into the disgusting weather, screaming Red’s name.
The howling wind drowned him out, stealing Green’s voice away.
Panic set in Green’s mind.
“Red! Goddamnit, where the fuck are you?!” Green screamed. “Why the fuck did you wanna come back to this shitty place? Where are you?!” Green ran around the perimeter of the clearing multiple times, struggling to stay close to rocks and overhangs to help his reddening skin. “You didn’t even tell me to bring a coat! That’s an assholish thing to do, you know! You don’t just tell someone to not bring a coat when you’re planning on- on taking them to freezing places like this!” Green angrily wiped at his eyes.
Green suddenly froze where he was standing, dread freezing him to his very marrow. “No,” he murmured to himself. “No, no, no.” Green whipped around. In the distance, almost swallowed by the eternal blizzard, Green stared at the thick steps caused by erosion leading to the pinnacle of the mountain.
“No, no, not again.” Green slogged through the thick snow. He couldn’t seem to push himself to go any faster even though he wanted to. Clambering up the steps, nearly falling down several times, Green gasped for air that wasn’t trying to tear his lungs apart. None was there.
“R- Red!” Green screamed once he reached the top.
Green had expected to see Red standing on the edge, his back towards him. Had expected to see him give him one last look before- before-
Disappearing. This time for good.
Green was already poised to reach out, to haul Red back from that dangerous edge, to hug him close to his frozen body and give him a tongue lashing like never before while wiping the tears that leaked from his eyes on Red’s hat.
However, Red was not standing at that edge. In fact, he was a few feet away from it, digging in the snow.
“R- Red? W- What a- a- are you d- doing?” Green stumbled up the rest of the way and towards Red. Thick, hot relief filled his chest.
Red turned to look at him, a flash of shock and worry crossing his face seeing Green. Quickly releasing Charizard again, Red ordered him to curl around Green, warming him up.
Green leaned into the pokemon, a soft groan escaping him as his bones began to ache.
Red sighed in relief before returning to digging through the snow.
Green didn’t even try to ask what he was doing. He continued to stare on, the horror that had pierced in him still taking its time to drain away.
Finding what he was looking for, Red straightened up with a small nod, smiling to himself. Picking his way to Green, he opened his hand to show what he had forgotten.
A note. A note encrusted with ice and snow and dirt. It was unreadable.
“You- you came b- back here f- for a piece of- of paper?!” Green snapped. Before Red could do anything, Green snatched the note up from Red and held it over Charizard’s tail tip, burning it to a crisp.
Charizard snorted and battered Green’s head with his wing.
Green huffed angrily through his nose, glaring at Red hard. Instead of looking angry, or even upset, Red’s face broke out into a large grin. He hugged Green tightly, pressing their chilled cheeks together.
“You- you wanted that to be destroyed? Is that why you came back?”
Instead of answering, Red pulled back to caress Green’s cheek with the back of his hand. Still smiling, Red leaned in and pressed a small kiss to Green’s lips.
Green gasped, but kissed back as best he could. “Next time, can you at least write down why you wanna run off to this dump?”
Red sighed, shaking his head.
However, he wasn’t saying no.
I don’t ever want to come to Mt. Silver again.
Green sighed in relief and pulled Red close. “Let’s get the hell outta here.”
Title: Confession (Jungkook) Genre: Hehe… Fluff Words: 684 A/N: Forgive me. A certain recent Her Jams video inspired me to write this. And I just had to write it. I love you all, please don’t hurt me. :)
“Confess to him already,” your friend whined behind you. You give him one last glance, taking in his figure, and finally roll your eyes to your friend, “Confess to him? Ha! That’s absurd!”
“Why? Nothing will go wrong! You like him, and he obviously looks like he likes you. One of you just has to do the move,” your friend flailed her arms. She has been bugging you for months to confess to him. You, on the other hand, was building up the courage to do so.
You slam your locker shut and face her, “A lot could go wrong, a lot could.”
Your friend’s face softens, “Y/N, you’re the most beautiful person I’ve ever met.
“Shut up, you’re the worst liar I’ve ever met,” you chuckle at her and you both walk towards your classroom.
Your phone vibrated. It was Jungkook. Again.
“Jungkook, what is it this time?” You try to sound annoyed but you were thrilled with him calling you as if he were desperate.
“Ah, sorry, Y/N,” he sheepishly says. “I just got bored, wanna hang out?”
Your heart paced faster. Trying to calm yourself, “Yes, be there at the park at 3.”
“Wait, you had plans for hanging out?” Jungkook teases. You roll your eyes but you could hear your heartbeat beat loudly.
“Shut up,” you say and wait for him to end the call.
You paced around the empty swing set, fiddling with your jacket zipper. “Jungkook, I…I’ve realised something so important just now and I just can’t…I can’t…”
You huff in frustration and try again, “I…”
“You what?” you hear Jungkook say behind you. Your heart momentarily froze. “Y/N?”
You knew you couldn’t evade Jungkook’s questions, you had to really do it.
“I…I just can’t hold back my feelings for you. I like you, Jeon Jungkook. You make me blush, you make me smile, you make me happy, you make my heart beat so fast. You make me crazy,” you finally say.
Jungkook stares at you, then he looks around. Out of confusion, you looked around with him then look back at him. He makes an ‘o’ shape with his lips.
It was an awkward silence that filled everything around you two.
Jungkook slowly took your right hand, placing it on his chest. Your heart could win a race against the fastest man alive. Jungkook looks at you, “Y/N, do you feel anything? Physically, I mean.”
You were confused. You didn’t feel anything besides the fast beating of your heart.
“No–nothing,” you say, shy to admit that your heart was doing somersaults due to the fact that his hands were clasped around yours.
“That’s it,” he looks at you with the flattest tone ever.
You were genuinely confused, “H-huh?”
“Can I be honest with you?” he let’s go of your hand, you take your hand back. You were so confused and you could hear your heartbeat beat so loud.
You only nod.
“I don’t feel anything when I see you.” he simply says as if he’s just said that the apple is red. “It’s just that, I really don’t feel anything for you. No affection, really.”
“Oh,” you say. Your heart was falling, all gravity is lost. You could hear it shatter and break into broken red pieces of glass.
“Well, wanna play games?” Jungkook tilts his head and looks at you. You were flabbergasted. Why can’t he see that he had just wrecked your heart?
Pretending that your phone vibrated, you answer the imaginary text, “Well, I’m sorry. Something came up,”
You pretend to pout when you actually want to just lie down and drown in your tears.
Jungkook seemed oblivious to this,“Oh, okay. See you at school!”
You fake a smile and run away from him. The pain in your heart was so real that you stop to take a breath and don’t bother to wipe your tears. You lean on a wall nearby to keep yourself from falling from the daze that Jungkook just left you in.
Did he just reject you casually?
You sigh and think about calling your friend. Everything did go wrong.