goes to hide away

anonymous asked:

How did marina and pearl end up dating?

They were both made the new broadcasters for the college’s radio channel. Pearl needed a responsibility to distract her from delinquency, whilst the college gave Marina the job to help her break out of her shell. At first they keep to themselves and don’t talk much outside of the radio booth. It’s only until Pearl notices Marina hiding away during a frat party and goes to keep her company that they start to form a legit friendship and get to know more about one another. One thing leads to another… Marina’s siblings may have snitched on her and told Pearl that Marina thinks she’s cute…Pearl sees this as a green light to confess her feelings to Marina one night…They smooch…And bam they’re girlfriends!!!

I feel guilty for lazing about as much as I have the past few days. At least I cleaned all the bird cages today. Before the last convention and this cold I caught I was doing pretty well. Now I’m just completely zapped.

Anyway I realized that I’ve either never seen the majority of Studio Ghibli films or it’s been so long that I’ve forgotten them. So I’m gonna spend the rest of the evening watching those and hiding under a blanket hoping whatever I caught goes away soon.

I’m starting with Howl’s Moving Castle.

Practice

Requested by @captaindanindlovu​. I hope you like it!

Summary: Jared Padalecki x reader. Gen gives Jared and the reader permission to do what they’d like.

Warning: Smut, dry humping

Word Count: 2500

A/N: I’m still new to this RPF thing, so I hope y’all enjoy this! XOXO


Sex scenes aren’t the most comfortable scenes to shoot.

Sex scenes are even more uncomfortable when you’re shooting in front of the guy’s wife, who just happens to be visiting and has been given permission to be on the closed set.

Sex scenes are even more uncomfortable when you’re trying to get over the attraction you’ve developed to said married guy.

And sex scenes are incredibly uncomfortable when the married guy who you’re simulating sex with gets an erection. In front of the visiting wife.

Keep reading

The Zodiac Signs While Waiting for You to Text Back

Aries is too busy to care. 

Taurus likely fell asleep. 

Gemini keeps trying hard not to look at their phone.

Cancer hides their phone away. 

Leo gets annoyed. 

Virgo goes back and rereads your old messages. 

Libra secretly dies inside. 

Scorpio imagines the worst. 

Sagittarius moved on with their life. 

Capricorn sends a “?”. 

Aquarius likely lost their phone. 

Pisces got lost in a movie, show, or game. 

voltron fic recs

does anyone have any recs for voltron fic with 

  • interesting worldbuilding (altea! lions! blade of marmora! earth!)
  • more than just two characters (i.e. the main pairing) have significant roles/speaking parts
  • relationship development isn’t solely focused on romantic love (not necessarily gen, but stories where “but are they in love?” isn’t the only problem to be resolved)

whenever i try to read voltron fic, i can’t seem to get past the layer of romcom that rises to the top. (great if it’s your thing! :/ it is not my thing.)

since it’s not fair to ask for recs without sharing some, so here are a few voltron fics I have enjoyed:

occluding junction (and other incidences of biology) by Kieron_ODuibhir (33k, gen + fantastic character observations + pre-S2 galra!Keith)

Keith’s solution to his steadily escalating problem is to hide it and hope it goes away. So instead of noticing what’s the matter with Keith, everyone notices the steady escalation of his hiding.

It’s only marginally an improvement. (It’s not an improvement at all.)

for what binds us by amillionsmiles (7k, keith/shiro + daemon AU)

This is who you are, Lupa had told him during his first medal ceremony, nose nudging the fist clenched at his side. Own it. Let them stare.

And people do. It’s impossible not to stare at Lupa, with the proud tilt of her head, that fierce canine intelligence and the way her black fur catches the light. Shiro’s loved her all his life, and the day she settled was one of his happiest moments.

He just wishes that it didn’t always feel like when people look at him, they’re seeing only his daemon.

It’s Confusing These Days by torch (55k, keith/lance + world building about the lions and the mice)

Lance definitely doesn’t like Keith. Like that. At all. No, really.

Meanwhile, there are shenanigans involving robots, fruit, knitting, and traditional Altean medicine. Also, the space mice are the true heroes of the story.

Nor Are We Forgiven by lokery (6k, Keith-centric so far, tragically unfinshed but it’s exactly the character-driven plotty world-building long fic I long for so I’m reccing it anyway)

Nineteen years ago, Emperor Zarkon’s most trusted general fell in love with a human woman. When the general and his lover were killed, Zarkon took in their infant son Kyryx and placed him with eager young soldier Sendak to be raised and trained in the ways of the Galran Empire.

SnK 90 Thoughts

Have you ever had this perfect story idea in mind, then realized that in order to get to it, you have to write basically an entirely separate book to set it up?

Have you ever decided that you really don’t feel like doing that?

Usually, that is when the words stop and the project goes into a desk drawer. Mostly a figurative one these days.

But–bear with me here–what if

You just skipped all the boring parts.

Keep reading

It’s probably one of the cheesiest things he’s ever heard but it doesn’t stop Yuuri from blushing head to toe as Victor whispers a love poem to him during one of their free afternoons.

They’re supposed to be watching TV, some sort of Russian telenovela that Yuuri can only understand because Victor keeps murmuring English translations in his ear, but somewhere along the part where the main actress has pushed someone down the stairs, the translations turned poetic and tender and Victor comes to a stop punctuated by a butterfly-soft kiss on his jaw.

Yuuri whirls around, wide-eyed and red-faced, slapping a hand over his ear.

“W-What was that?” He stammers, gesturing at…whatever Victor just did. The remote slips from his grip and Yuuri yelps, fumbles to catch it but it thuds dully against the carpeted floor and startles Makkachin who was sleeping at their feet.

Keep reading

does anyone else think that if they hadn’t copped out on rose being not-so-great, “love like you” could have been a FANTASTIC villain song? like, as part of storm in the room or something.

If I could begin to be
Half of what you think of me
I could do about anything
I could even learn how to love

this would be set way in the past, with all the crystal gems looking up to rose and wanting to be like her. she’s not so sure she can do the job, but she wants to try. at this point she’s not bad.

When I see the way you act
Wondering when I’m coming back
I could do about anything
I could even learn how to love
Like you

idk… how she treated pearl? or just in general - the others look up to her and wonder what she’s doing when she wanders off and does her own thing. even at this point, it wouldn’t quite be a villain song. until…

I always thought I might be bad
Now I’m sure that its true
‘cause I think you’re so good
And I’m nothing like you

bam. the song twists away from what it’s usually like and goes into darker territory. i would frame this segment with bismuth maybe - rose knows that bismuth isn’t wrong and that her heart is in the right place, but she hides bismuth away anyway because that goes against rose’s own image and ideals. “i always thought i might be bad…” “rose?” “now that i’m sure that it’s true!” “uh, rose?” “cause i think you’re so goodand i’m nothing like you.

Look at you go
I just adore you
I wish that I knew
What makes you think I’m so special

now we’re into full villain territory, with rose knowing she’s doing wrong but not owning up to it because she knows how everyone else will react. this isn’t to be framed sympathetically - rose KNOWS what she’s doing. in fact, this section would be best done condescendingly - “i just adore you”.

If I could begin to do
Something that does right by you
I would do about anything
I would even learn how to love

same as above. she can’t live up to everyone else’s ideas of her at this point, so she’s just digging herself deeper and deeper. this part would be pretty angry - “oh if i could BEGIN to do something that does right by you…”

When I see the way you look
Shaken by how long it took
I could do about anything
I could even learn how to love like you

cut to rose’s room and steven, who is obviously horrified. shaken by how long it took… for anyone to figure out what was wrong. that rose was lying. that she got away with this for six thousand years.

idk. it could be neat.

bethanyactually  asked:

Jeff/Annie and Gina/Rosa? :)

Jeff/Annie:

  • who holds the umbrella when it rains: Jeff. It’s pure logistics. He’s so tall! If Annie was holding the umbrella, he’d probably risk decapitation.
  • who is the grumpiest in the morning: I could see Annie being grumpy before her caffeine, whereas Jeff sort of maintains a consistent level of grumpiness all throughout the day. Also, I feel like Jeff would be dangerously amused by grumpy Annie.
  • who worries more when the other is sick/hurt: I feel like Annie would worry a normal amount and probably coo at Jeff sympathetically a lot, but Jeff would try to act chill about it and then legit cry in the bathroom because he could not bear to see his beloved suffer so.
  • who plays pranks on the other: I feel like they probably both play pranks on each other, almost always because another member of the study group (or many!) is in on the scheme.
  • who is always the first to suggest cuddling on the sofa: Jeff literally first suggested it in HIS VERY DAYDREAMS.
  • who insists on creating nicknames for the other: Based upon her dragon list, I could see Annie coming up with a pretty extensive nickname list for Jeff. Then she runs them all by him and he ranks them on a scale from 1 to 5. (His favorite is “Jeff Pratt, Chris Pratt’s Hotter Cousin,” which he himself suggested and which really does not have any catchy nickname-like qualities. He just likes hearing Annie say that he is hotter than Chris Pratt.)
  • who drools on the other when they’re asleep: Jeff, and then he’s really horrified when Annie tells him about it.
  • who says ‘I love you’ first: Jeff. I like to think that it is a “Jeff rushes to Annie’s door because he can deny his feelings no longer (probably her temporary door because she’s off at her FBI internship) and confesses his love” situation, to sort of right the wrong that season two did us. If Jeff runs all the way to Washington D.C. in the rain, all the better.

Rosa/Gina (yay!):

  • who holds the umbrella when it rains: Rosa.
  • who is the grumpiest in the morning: Gina. I feel like, similar to Jeff and Annie above, Rosa’s mastered the art of all-day consistent grumpiness, but Gina is grumpy with THEATRICAL FLAIR in the morning. She probably threatens to burn the precinct down every morning and Rosa has to grab onto her ankle and try to forcibly pull her out of bed.
  • who worries more when the other is sick/hurt: I think they both worry about each other quite a bit, and everyone else makes fun of them for it because they both have reputations as such unfeeling stone cold B’s.
  • who plays pranks on the other: They do not play pranks on each other. They play pranks on other people together.
  • who is always the first to suggest cuddling on the sofa: I think it probably involves Gina seductively saying “You want a piece of this?” and then they sit down and watch The Great British Baking Show on Netflix and scream at the TV despite the results being long since decided.
  • who insists on creating nicknames for the other: Gina obstinately calls Rosa “Ro Ro” (’cause it rhymes with J.Lo, bitch!) and Rosa hates it with the fire of a thousand suns, but eventually answers to it. One day Boyle hears Gina call Rosa “Lil’ Ro Ro” and Rosa respond as if that is an acceptable thing, and on that day, Jake/Amy are temporarily his second place otp.
  • who drools on the other when they’re asleep: Rosa does once when she falls asleep after days working on a very exhausting case (maybe involving PIMENTO being EVIL!!!!! … ahem), and Gina doesn’t dump her immediately and flee the country, and that’s when Gina knows that true feelings have awakened in her frosty diva’s heart.
  • who says ‘I love you’ first: Rosa says, “Hey, I love you” to Gina one day out of the blue after they’ve been dating for awhile. Gina panics and says, “Pshhhhhh, tell me something I don’t know, ho! YA BURNT.”, tosses her hair, and runs away. (She probably goes and hides in Babylon and CRIES, but this news will never be revealed to the public.) Jake becomes the very awkward go-between in this social situation. Eventually, Gina tells Rosa that she loves her too via public flash mob. It definitely ends with confetti falling on everyone and a dip kiss. Boyle cries. His two former lady loves, loving each other. It’s so beautiful!

I was thinking 

What if Link has a old stuffed teddy bear? One well loved with the stuffing coming out in some places and the fur rubbed down to bald patches in others. It, of course, gets left behind in a safe cache (like a treasure chest or something) but Link goes to retrieve it after his 100 yrs slumber and leaves it to be safe in his house in Hateno Village 

It’s a source of embarrassment for him since he thinks he’s too old to have a stuffed animal. Not to mention, he’s the Hero of Hyrule so how immature would it seem for people to find out that he has one? Still, he can’t bring himself to get rid of it (maybe it was a gift from his mother or something) and he always sleeps the best when he can snuggle with it 

One day, he brings Sidon to his house but forgets to hide away his little teddy. He goes inside to find the Zora Prince holding carefully in his hands and just goes bright red in the face, stuttering out excuses about how it isn’t his, he found it and is trying to find it’s owner, yada yada but Sidon just soothes him, comments that the little one must be very important to him and asks Link to tell him his story. After Link is done, Sidon playfully praises the teddy for remaining by Link’s side for so long before setting him back in his rightful place on Link’s bed

Also, when Zelda finds out (probably from stumbling across the little guy in the same way Sidon did), she’d insist on stitching him up and fixing the little bald spots. After that, the little guy is always in her hands or laps whenever she stops by Link’s house (she’d call him her little assistant)

anonymous asked:

Could you do a hc for a really shy s/o with shinsou, katsuki, and kirishima ? like where she hides behind them if she gets uncomfortable or flustered around others or in certain situations? If not that okay, thank you! i really like your blog >< ❤️

Thank you, I’m glad you like my blog! I’m perfectly fine with doing these, so I hope you like them. (Social anxiety is a pain, I know. I also need these three to help me with it, so thanks for the request XD)

Word count: 781.


Shinsō Hitoshi:

  • Here you have something similar ()
  • He doesn’t mind a shy s/o at all. In fact, he appreciates that she isn’t overly loud, and actually prefer quiet, indoors dates like he does. He loves taking them to cat cafés because they’re very silent and cute and relaxing and seeing her with cat ears is the cutest thing on Earth.
  • Will never complain about doing things that his s/o, out of shyness, doesn’t dare to do. Introducing herself, ordering at a café, making calls, etc. The only thing he needs in return is her grateful smile and he already feels like a hero.
  • Constantly tells her that everything is going to be okay if they find themselves in a situation that makes her uncomfortable. Hitoshi holds her hand and draws circles onto the back in hopes that it would soothe her, and he would try to talk on her behalf whenever it’s necessary.
  • Eager to help his s/o out about her shyness. He won’t force her and will only try to help her out of her shell only if she hints at it. He loves her just as she is and is more than happy being a part of her little world.


Bakugō Katsuki:

  • Would actually like a shy s/o too, but he doesn’t really mind. He loves teasing her every hour, every day, nonstop. Her whines are the cutest thing ever, and he never gets tired. Besides, he wants to see her snap someday.
  • Will never do something that would make her overly uncomfortable or could risk her having an anxiety attack. Would hate seeing her cry and have a terrible time in public, so always makes sure she is as comfortable as possible.
  • Finds it incredibly cute when she hides behind him, and teases her a lot about it afterwards. Never before other people because he knows she might hate it, but doesn’t give her a rest when they are alone. “The way you clung to me was so damn adorable, dumbass.”
  • I told you he doesn’t mind a shy s/o, but if there’s something he cannot stand, it’s stuttering. He isn’t asking her to be super straightforward with her words, but the least she can do is think of what she’s going to say instead of fidgeting with her words. He is not very patient.
  • The only times he does enjoy her stutters it’s when he causes them; when he embarrasses her, which has become a very entertaining hobby. He cannot help the sadistic smile whenever she struggles to let out his name in a warning.
  • Kinda the type who would push her to talk to the store clerk by himself. Not because he wants to see her suffer, but because he knows she needs to surpass that anxiety and discomfort. He will stay behind her always, though, if she needs emotional comfort, and will intervene is she is struggling too much.


Kirishima Eijirō:

  • He’s her knight in shiny armor, to be honest. The fact that she is so shy is so cute in his opinion and he feels the need to snuggle into her at all moments because he is such a fanboy and needs his s/o happy and adorable always.
  • Is worried about her wellbeing, though. Being shy is something that can block her happiness, so he subtly suggests if she wants him to help her with the issue. If she doesn’t want him to, she only needs to say it once for him to drop the subject, but that doesn’t mean he stops being concerned.
  • He’s the sweetest boy and is going to do everything for his s/o without ever asking for anything in return. He talks when she doesn’t dare to do so, he goes with her if there are any errands she has to run; it doesn’t even matter if he’s in the shower.
  • Soothingly caresses his s/o’s hand when she hides behind him. He excuses them both and goes away as soon as possible, taking her to the closest empty space and whispering soothing words, trying to calm her down.
  • He’s super patient with his s/o. Her comfort is his main priority, so if she needs to get away from a place, even if it’s a place in which he is having fun (such as hanging out with his friends one night and he invited his s/o to come), he will take her home and stay with her, watching a movie and cuddling.
  • Very much prefers outdoors dates, but hanging out indoors with her is something he would never change for anything. Moments with her are the most precious situations in his life, and the least he can do is assure they are great for them both.

Why I love Superman and Wonder Woman.

Why do you like them? But they are not supposed to be together. They have traditional love interests. Why are you supporting this relationship? It’s sexist. It’s boring and predictable. They are too alike. They too different.

Well look here, first of all I don’t need anyone’s approval to care for what I respond to in fiction. I like what I like because I am me. I am not you. You don’t even have to agree with me. That’s okay. We can all like what we like. What I don’t appreciate is  people telling me what I should like. Or calling me sexist. I am a female fan and never in all my life have I ever been accused of that. I mean, what the hell? People don’t know my upbringing, my culture, my experience and therefore can’t dictate what should emotionally move me. So yes I flew in the face of tradition and went with this pairing. And that word tradition? It’s important but we never should be a slave to it. If we all stuck to tradition for the sake of it, we’d never have progressed and art and literature would never push boundaries and encourage us to grow and think. We’d blindly accept what we’re fed. 

I never shipped before. Never. I liked romance. But never got too caught up in the details to wonder about the characters and what drove them and how they might evolve and the untold stories. But this one hooked me. Hooked me maybe when I was not even shipping. As a  young girl I saw Lynda Carter’s Diana and fell in love with her and what she could do. Steve Trevor? All I recall was finding him as a kid  kinda yucky. Hey, I was 7. Those things did not really matter to me back then.  I fell for Wonder Woman when she was without a love interest and the same happened when I picked up her in comics. She had no official love interest. Steve having been aged to an older type brother with Etta as his love interest and funnily enough he was really likable. Superman…well I liked the movie. Margot’s Lois, well, she was there. I can’t recall feeling anything strongly for her but again I was a kid. Reeve made the impression. Handsome and heroic. 

Anyway I think Superman and Wonder Woman sort of got into my subconscious starting with the Super Friends. A more innocent time and simple story telling but I really liked when they teamed up and helped each other out. Was cool when I went onto the playground…I was saving people with the boys when we all played heroes. I wasn’t waiting for them to pretend save me. 

I had liked Lois and Clark the TV series but it did not make me ship. Dean and Teri were probably the only Lois and Clark I rooted for because they were Dean and Teri, two very charming actors in a show that was a fun rom com and one that did not really explore the concept of Superman. You can’t have a good Superman story without exploring Superman I believe. If one just wants Clark don’t give him powers or a mission to better the world. You can’t ignore one for the other and I won’t get into the ethics of journalism and what real truth and accountability should entail. That will take me off on a tangent.But it matters. You can’t say you’re for truth or good journalism when you conveniently skip over the very things that defines them. Anyway Kingdom Come pretty much made me reevaluate the way I saw superheroes. Really question the motivations and the actions of heroes and finally see that they could be flawed and yet still heroic. And see things we never saw, like them facing their mortality and falling down and picking themselves up. Just like us. Really asking genuine questions instead of glossing over themes of morality, truth, sacrifice, heroism, aging, mortality, leadership, responsibility etc to preserve the status quo .  

I went and picked up comics because of this graphic novel. I learned more about the heroes as individuals. I grew to love and respect them both. And I started to fall in love with them as a couple even when they were not a couple. Kingdom Come was about the potential but their canon relationship of close friends with some unresolved tension was the foundation.

A relationship could never be seen as predictable if you have no clue what will happen. Even the SM/WW detractors do not know what will happen but we all sort of know the endgame and been on a lot of journeys with the traditional love interests. So those are predictable. Does not make the fact we had many journeys better as well. Another journey and story could very well be just as interesting and if new, even riper for a creative mind to explore. So no, they are not predictable. 

There is nothing sexist about two strong, capable and intelligent individuals working together. If they are in a relationship…it simply brings in a new dynamic of intimacy that you would not get if, say Batman teamed up with Superman. But nonetheless it is a team up of equals. And for those who want to keep Diana out of the book because, according to them, it harms her? Seems to me that is saying there is little faith in her to be able to stand as Clark’s equal. If you want to prove a woman is as capable as a man, then you give her the equal treatment. You don’t avoid the situation. You don’t keep her out of the book. That’s an admission of failure or trying to shield her from being challenged. And a good writer has to step up to the challenge. No longer does Superman get to be the man. The alpha male who saves the day. The writer has to dig deep and actually write a relationship of equals now between a man and woman, who can hold her own, as there is no major discrepancy in their power sets where one has to logically stand by while the other saves. If they were both street level it really makes no difference. They are equals in terms of what they could do, ie their training and experience. Strength is a factor when it comes to the foes created so they can have credible threats or the power set they display. But, again, it does not define their morality. So as a superwonder fan I did not match them up because they are just strong. That’s a misconception spread by detractors who don’t understand the characters. You give them powerful foes because they were created as powerful heroes. No writer has to jump through hoops to make Diana his equal ie giving her convenient powers or making her a plot device to drive the plot to give him a motivation. She was actually created to be his equal because Marston knew there was a genuine need for a strong example of female empowerment. She is an equal in the solving of a problem and dealing with a menace. 

There are some writers who are comfortable with having one hero being the savior and then they compensate for his/her doing the saving by making the love interest somehow indispensable to the character’s maturity, morality and even heroism. I don’t subscribe to that. No love interest should define any hero’s motivation and morality. To say that one person alone is why they care is totally against the reason why these two characters were created. It’s simply pandering. If anyone came and told me Diana needs Steve and Steve alone to value humanity, or he alone somehow is the best of humanity,  I will say NO. Just No. Similarly Clark’s goodness and empathy for his adopted planet is not reliant on one person. Both Clark and Diana have met and interacted with many good people, human and non human. All of these people, along with their upbringing, should help contribute to them becoming the people they are. And with that is the choices they make. One reason I love them is because it has been made clear in previous canon and the new 52 these two would put the world first. It is not about themselves.  To make it about one’s self/ love interest  makes the hero a  weak character. With or without each other they should be able to be heroes and appreciate life. Life is not defined by the life span of one person. They are both characters with longevity. They were created/evolved over the decades that way. To ignore this is to ignore what they are. Maybe this is why in so many Elseworlds Superman runs away, hides, quits or goes evil when life tosses him a curve ball because one love interest is not around. Writers do a disservice to any character when they make it about one person. We wouldn’t expect Lois or Steve’s goodness to be defined whether Clark or Diana lives or dies, would we? I would hope not. They supposed to be individuals in their own right who are brave and good at what they do. Love interests can provide love and companionship etc but certainly all characters, be they heroes or supporting cast, should never be crippled because they can’t romance x or y. 

Diana also challenges Clark. It maybe that it brings a difference of opinion as in Kingdom Come or Sacrifice or The New Frontier or even my favorite JL A League of One…but behind it all is the goal to help save the world. In Doomed she was having none of his let me save you. She would stand with him. Even race him to it. She also takes away that guilt and burden he normally would feel when he has to leave. When they part, it’s to have trust and faith in the other to do the job they know they have to do. She does what needs to be done too. In Doomed Diana was in tears but she had the guts to slay the man she loved to save the world if he turned into a monster. Now that takes so much damn courage and he knew she would do it too. He trusted her to put the world first on so many occasions. When they blew up the nuclear plant to stop Zod and Mongul, they sacrificed themselves, their budding love for the greater good. Clark and Diana cares for the world. Anyone saying they would betray it or their principles I believe does not get who they are and clearly not reading the books. Their love strengthens their resolve and they learning they are  better together.

And challenging is what characters need to grow. To look at things from a different point of view. Be it Clark’s grounded upbringing to Diana’s royal one. They have the same goals in life but different up-bringing. And these contrasts are rich for story telling. Diana, adapting to our world, is always learning too and Clark can provide an insight into the humdrum of everyday life. Does not mean he is teaching her how to act, any more than if he came to live on her island and learn about her culture and her ways.  Every character needs to learn and grow. If any writer has a character so mary sued he/she needs to learn nothing…well there is not point in telling a story about their journey. And if you are a couple, you learn compromise and learning to be together, and at times it can be scary or intimidating. Giving and taking in a relationship is not an affront to feminism. A relationship of equals is about reciprocation.  Soule did this to great effect in Power Couple Vol 1.

They both can truly empathize with what the other has to deal with. They both on some level feel a loneliness due to the fact that they are different.  He is an alien , who hides the truth about himself. The whole world is not enamored with him. That’s got more pathos than everyone suddenly accepting this guy to police them over night. He has to work for their trust.  She is a demi goddess whose birth was a shameful secret and now is  part of a dysfunctional family. Some fans accuse us of pairing up two people only because they are good looking and wear matching colors. Well, first of all I never knew any of their traditional love interests to be plain or even set up as underdogs. If anything the underdogs were always Clark Kent and Diana Prince. They struggled to get the attention of the object of their desire over the years, who were often seen a beautiful and glamorous and handsome and heroic and the best at what they could do. So let us debunk that notion Clark and Diana have it easy as individuals or  as a couple and their traditional love interests had it hard. 

We can all have a ton of friends but it doesn’t mean we will find that one person to love, who will understand what drives us or makes us fearful or understands what it means to feel different.  Their friendship in old canon showed how often they turned to each other to find intellectual and emotional comfort by venting and sharing. It must feel different to have someone you come home to and you tell them about a battle or the people you lost in a battle…they know. They know how that feels. The burdens and the weight of being an inspiration and leadership. They can understand  because they walked in those shoes. And there was never any conditions to their friendship and even now their love. She did not care for him because of what she could get or vice versa. For me, it is so refreshing to read a relationship that is not reliant on the cliched will they/won’t they troupe and one that  is not dysfunctional. Sure they learning and sure they’ll make mistakes…no one is perfect…but I love that both are fairly open and optimistic characters and we  seeing them humanized via this relationship.

For far too often we have been inundated with bad boy/good girl dynamics in media, be it the cad or the moody, damaged soul.  The noble, good man with no psychological hangups is considered by some as boring. And it is commonly the woman who has to fix the damage. Put up with what is essentially BS. And her reward?She gets to sleep with him, he wins her. Oh yay. I eye roll here. I am tired of that. It is a lazy troupe. It is a poor message to send to girls and boys. It goes both ways too. I don’t subscribe to a female character treating a male like crap and then the male gets her as some prize when she finally opens her eyes to see what was always before her. You should be with someone who treats you right. Someone who respects you. Someone who does not abuse you emotionally. Someone who wants to be with you. I could go on and on and if you’re really against sexism, then no way should anyone charge or label  Superman and Wonder Woman as that. He treats her with respect. Loves her. Admires her strength. Diana values him for who he is. She always saw past the glasses. Now and even back then. He always trusted her with his secret. Real love is based on truth, trust and faith. Not dysfunctional and unhealthy dynamics no person would want for themselves or someone they care about. As a confident Amazon, raised to know her worth, who is compassionate, Diana being attracted to Clark makes so much sense. She would be drawn to this man than any other. This noble, grounded, humble man who uses his gifts for good. He is such a contrast to the power hungry Gods of Olympus. She fights for peace, well here is a man who understands the value of that and opts for justice, not vengeance . And sure she could reach out to damage souls but she does not have to sleep with them to do it. (So this is why I never shipped her with moody mission obsessed Batman. No to Orion as well. Friends for sure who she can help but not as  lovers.)  Clark would be drawn to her courage, compassion and her truthfulness and the fresh, honest eyes she would have as a newcomer looking at our world. That she could easily keep up with him and even kick his ass would more than well be a source of fascination. Diana has so many burdens as well. Princess, at times Ambassador and now God of War; how nice to have a companion who is not a jerk or needy. One who is proud to be with you. He learned  from her self acceptance and that he does not need anyone’s approval to be with her. That being open can be uplifting.  And she loves the beard!

I could go on and on, but for me, these two characters hold so much fascination. I hope DC do not end them any time soon. Give them their time this canon.  Some of of us who shipped before have waited years. We saw the potential. Those who came on board now came on board because THIS did the job with them,despite what comics and live media presented. So it’s not as if we did not have a choice. We did. We just prefer this. There is great potential to go beyond the stories we are accustomed to seeing because one couldn’t have Superman or Wonder Woman’s world change too much if something as simple as time was allowed to play out. It was sort of stuck in amber  yet it was making these broad statements about the characters morality/ heroism without any real, deep examination of what challenges they would face over time. Now I think we can push the envelope to explore other themes. And since the new 52 Clark and Diana have constantly been tested.

It doesn’t hurt  Clark/Diana represent the zeitgeist and they inspire so many people in the real world. They’ve opened up channels among fans. So many diverse fans too. Different ages, gender, orientation, races…all mainly very open minded people. We are grateful to DC for being brave and exploring it.. End if the day it’s fiction and it may not last forever. But it won’t stop  me from loving it. I was into it before and most likely be into it after it’s gone. It’s nice to have it and say it is official. Nice to open up the books and read this superwonderful relationship unfolding and not have other disgruntled fans tell you you’re being stupid to ship something that will never be. And you know I have seen so many  positive  things as a result of the coupling being a joint admin for the hellyeahsupermanandwonderwoman blog.  Fans feel encouraged to be true to themselves; to reach and fulfill their own potential and be good to others. To be a Superman, to be a Wonder Woman. It’s basically empowering yourself, whether you find your Superman or Wonder Woman is a bonus. You live up to your vast potential. That is a good message I think for anyone. 

Spring Tide (1/?)

The new boy. Chirrut hears the whispers among the Guardians. Why would the elders bring in a boy like that?

A street rat and a thief. He’s come skulking around here before.

He’d be better off somewhere else. He’s too old for the orphanage, not cut out to be an initiate. What is Master Dhava thinking?

The other acolytes, young teens like Chirrut, are harsher. How dare they put that boy on our level? He’s like an animal – doesn’t speak, goes hiding away from people. They call them street rats for a reason.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

*shrugs* some people just want to fight things they're much too small to fight. But the egos seem like they've got it on lock. Poor guys though. Bim really loves his plants and Host makes himself sick with how much he puts into his work. But I'm sure Doc could sew Oliver's little otter back together. He is a doctor after all

Doc does, in fact, sew Otterver back together. “Good as new,” he says, presenting the stuffed animal back to a sniffling Oliver.

“Thanks, Doc.” Oliver goes to hide Otterver away from the mean anons.

The Googles are currently searching through their backups for Host’s lost work as he currently rages in the corner of the room with a punching dummy and his old baseball bat.

And Poppy uses her dragon magic to bring bag Bim’s dead plant. “Such a good girl,” Bim says, petting her smooth scales fondly.