I’ve been seeing a lot of posts asking Emily Andras to put Katie McGrath in Wynonna Earp and while that has endless possibilities, I’d like to offer up a separate one, for the other show that’s giving me some joy right now when Supergirl is just being one disappointment after another.
Katie McGrath as essentially Lena Luthor (just with a new name) but on The Bold Type. She’s a high-powered young CEO of a tech company that she took over from her brother after he did something really awful and was sent to jail forever. I’ll call her Lara Lorraine or something.
Jane pitches an article about her for Scarlet and goes to interview her and falls in love at first sight. This woman is drop-dead gorgeous and insanely smart, but also kind and kinda sassy.
Jane and Lara keep finding ways to keep in touch and eventually become really close friends who support each others’ careers and achievements. Jane introduces Lara to Sutton and Kat after a few weeks or so and she immediately clicks with all of them. The four meet up for lunches as often as they can, which isn’t always that often given their hectic schedules.
Jane does get together with Ryan (and lies to him about having orgasms because it’s what she does and it’s always been easier that way, why stop now) and while he’s not the worst boyfriend she’s had, she never has nearly as much fun with him (figuratively and literally) as she does when she’s with Lara and the girls. He’s always so pushy about sex and their relationship when she’d prefer to take things a little slower and have conversations about literally anything else. She knows it’s his job and all, but contrary to what Ryan believed, there were definitely bigger things in the world than sex and relationships. Sometimes she wanted to talk about those. Or the things that were less important like her favorite TV show or the book she’d finally finished reading or the completely non-sex-or-relationships related story she was trying to write about or the antics Sutton and Kat got up to or the ongoing sexual identity discovery that Kat was going through with Adena. Anything, literally anything else, but all Ryan ever wanted to talk about was sex, apparently.
Lara tends to get an earful about it because she’s around Jane less than Sutton and Kat are so she’s more receptive to Jane’s complaining. Eventually Lara just asks Jane why she’s still with him if she doesn’t like him that much. Jane realizes that she’s just trying not to hurt Ryan but is making herself miserable in the process. She makes sure to come up with a way to call it off with Ryan that won’t leave him brokenhearted in a train station on his birthday with zero closure.
A few months later, after Sutton and Alex stop dancing around what was going on between them and finally officially get together and Kat and Adena decide to move in together, Jane finally realizes what feelings of her she’d been avoiding and ignoring for so long.
She makes a trip to Lara’s office that day, after she finishes up that article she was working on, obviously. No one was worth losing her career over, but she probably could have done a little more editing than she did.
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“Stop moving!” Pete said trying to be fully serious but failing adorably and miserably. You giggled at him, fighting about on the bed.
“Give me your hands now!” He roared, if anything it turned you on even more. His loud voice scaring you to freeze and do as he says.
“Good girl Y/N” Pete praised, slowly caressing down your cheek onto your thighs. He tied your hands in one hard knot, and then connected them to the headboard. You were secured there and definitely couldn’t move out of it.
“You want this baby?” Pete questioned, dotting kisses up and down your body, torturing you with his soft wet lips. Each touch sent jolts down your spine and tingles in your crotch, triggering you to moan uncontrollably.
He turned his attention to that last piece of clothing you still had on, your panties. Slithering down your body, he licked a strip across your hip bone, then blown his hot breath on that same sweet spot. Him taunting you was the last thing you wanted right now.
“Pete! Please just get on with it!” You screeched, wiggling about your free legs.
He looked up in your eyes and hummed, “oh what? You want this?” He said as he proceeded to pull off your panties with his teeth. Your moans grew louder as this topped the icing on the cake.
“Oh fuck Pete! I want it so bad!” You yelped helplessly.
“What do you want?” He asked, wasting precious time.
“Fuck….Pete. You know what I want!” You said breathlessly, sighing every second he wasn’t touching you.
I dunno what it is about this set of pictures (Eric at the Berlin Star Trek premiere in 2009), whether it’s the Zane Garrett tousled, silver streaks at the temple hair, the fact he turned up wearing this SHARP AF jacket jeans shirt & sweater combo, the hint of scruff, all of the above, or just the fact that it’s Eric-Fucking-Bana [I mean, Zane-Fucking-Garrett]…but HOT FUCKING DAMN
PS. I seriously need his jacket. GIVE IT TO ME. NOW.
“I’m all sorts, Shadow. The screen is the altar. I’m the one they sacrifice to. Then till now. Golden Age to Golden Age. They sit side by side, ignore each other, and give it up to me. Now they hold a smaller screen on their lap or in the palm of their hand so they don’t get bored watching the big one. Time and attention, better than lamb’s blood.”
(This is about Overwatch, but it can be applied to most competitive games.)
Alright girls. Today I was playing some D.Va in competitive Overwatch. As usual, I was communicating on the voice chat, and as usual, people noticed I was a girl. One guy said to me, “congrats for being the only girl I’ve ever seen who’s not playing mercy.”
Now, obviously I had noticed how many girls default to playing support - usually the game’s most standard and obvious support (OW Mercy, TF2 Medic, DOTA2 Crystal Maiden). I had some cheeky banter with my friend about a “basic bitch” in a match who was a girl playing mercy.
Yesterday, I queued up with a friend who invited his friend - a girl - and let me tell you something. Her quickplay stats were baffling to me. This girl had98 hours on Mercy alone, her second most played only having 5 hours. She only had about 7 heroes with play time in total.
Being a fellow girl, I think I know why this is. Guys often like to show off by picking DPS/carry, even going so far as to refuse to change when it’s not a good pick. I’ve never seen this same scenario with girls. Of course I’ve met stubborn and toxic girls in-game, but even when asked, they will change. For example, I was playing a competitive game of Overwatch - attack on Hanamura. There was a girl playing Junkrat. I asked her if she was able to switch to Tracer or someone else who can dive so we could breach the defenses and she got extremely hostile at me but still changed to who I asked. She even played Mercy the next round (and blamed the loss on me because I asked her to change.)
Unlike many guys, girls most often avoid any confrontations or drama buy defaulting to supporting their other teammates. I’m not innocent of this either, I main Lucio, and used to be a support main in TF2 and DOTA2. However, once I realized, hey, I’m allowed to play DPS and carry my team, I started picking heroes besides supports and doing well.
I just wanted to get it out there: Girls, you’re allowed to carry.You’re allowed to be the star. You can do better than guys in games. Someone picks the character you wanted to carry as but is a much lower rank than you? Ask to swap. 70% of the time it will work. They don’t swap? Don’t just pick support and rely on them. I realize “picking whoever you want” can cost the game, but you’re all good and smart enough to still pick wisely, I know it.
Don’t feel bad about maining supports, I still main one in Overwatch. But I only ranked up by branching out, putting my foot down and saying “No, you’re not doing well on that hero, give me a go. Support me instead.”