have i mentioned that i ship this

this is really late, but

tmw you dropped Bleach years ago and then come back to find the endgame ships and you’re like “what… what happened while I was away??”

seriously, what happened? How did this happen? I’m trying my hardest not to hate but with what I’ve seen so far, everything looked like it went down south after the volume where Rukia leaves and she and Ichigo have that really heartfelt goodbye.

did i mention that I was… really sure they were gonna be endgame?

How did… why did… huh??

And can someone fill me in on the character development because did Kubo try to pull an Arakawa and fail?!?!?

shipping your own OCs

shipping one of your OCs with 4 other OCs and not knowing which pair should be canon

During your OTP’s month:

During your NOTP’s month:

During that month with the pairing you don’t hate, but still wish it would end soon:

Stydia got together after 5 seasons, there’s been immense build up and it’s teen wolf’s last season.

Emison has been getting great amount and quality screen time. It’s also PLL’s last season. Not to mention it’s an interracial queer ship.

Bellarke has had great build up. Also interracial. This season was very crucial to their relationship. Enemies to friends to lovers storyline. Fucking classic.

Malec. DEAR LORD MALEC. Interracial gay couple with a healthy communicative relationship despite their book origins. Best fanbase on the internet (bc we have Isaiah Mustafa shipping our ship, do you?). Groundbreaking. Amazing. Incredible.

Bughead? Textbook teen drama. Asexuality erasure. Barely any build up. Not a fanbase as big as any of the fandoms listed.

I mean I know it’s rigged but SERIOUSLY RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY SALAD?!?!!

so??? star trek might end up giving me whiplash??? and i’ll thank them for it tbh

an example:

  • a ds9 episode: a poignant and meaningful story about sisko who has visions of 20th century earth where he is a sci-fi writer in a very racist time period in america who struggles to get his amazing work printed simply because he is black. he is a victim of police violence and eventually breaks down after having his hopes smashed once again, but not before it is shown that even the white people who consider themselves his friends threaten to call the police when he justifiably gets angry. the episode ends with the question whether this writer was the dream or perhaps the sisko on the space station is, making the audience question their worldview and understanding of reality
  • the next ds9 episode: o'brien, dax and bashir shrink to the size of a pea and accidentally stay that way. meanwhile, worf writes his first poem

anonymous asked:

Did you and Rumlow have a sexual relationship?

since brock rumlow is a helicarrier-sized douchecanoe, and there is mercy in the universe, no. we did not.
please. i do have some taste.

Hi Overwatch community. I don’t ship by race, sexuality or gender. I ship because I feel like a character has an emotional connection to the other.

i get that slightly taller draco was mentioned in book 7 and that’s cool like whatever you want to like, go with canon etc on that even if you’re shipping drarry

on the OTHER hand if you want to make the argument for taller harry (and i do) let’s come at it from an emotional angle

for YEARS draco has been leaning down over harry. bodyguards aside (RIP vince), it was SUPER darn delightful for him to square off against this shrimpy little kid who happened to be a darn POWERHOUSE of magic and still have the height advantage. draco sprang up early and got to be taller than most kids in their year, excepting ron and a few others

he got used to it. smirk in place, glaring down, always DOWN at potter. so fucking good for his nasty little ego to be able to force potter to tilt his chin up to look defiantly back when they were trading barbs

suddenly, it’s post-war, and like a lot of dudes, harry has kept growing into his late teens and twenties. he eats on the regular now, stuff he learned to cook as a kid when he was forced to make food for the dursleys, and exercises. kid’s gotten fit and a bit taller.

now: they meet again. say in diagon alley. and they’re trying to be courteous…maybe draco goes over to all weirdly, stiltedly thank potter for testifying on his behalf at the war trials, etc

but then this horrible thing happens:

draco has to look UP at potter. just a little. the perspective has totally changed and he’s weirdly shaken by it when they talk, even when they lower their voices because the press is ALWAYS around and they’re speaking kissing-close. he’s eye level with harry’s nose, not his forehead.

draco THINKS about it later. like a lot. it bothers him more than it should, the removal of that last little piece of physical authority he had over a guy who bested him in every possible way.

he thinks about it at night. he thinks about it again the next day, and the next time he goes to speak with potter. he thinks about it the first time they kiss. he NEVER gets over it. they’ve been together for ages and draco’s still definitely (and vocally) pissed every time he notices short fucking harry potter grinning from just above him.


“hell, potter, why did you have to keep growing? you’re supposed to be shorter than me! you were MEANT to be shorter than me, i just know it. i probably got my growth stunted by having the Mark put on me, beastly thing. it’s not fair. it’s not right. look at you up there, you absolute MISTAKE. come down here. i WILL break your legs.”

draco’s ego + harry being taller than him = constant bitching and i LOVE IT

Hi, I just wanted to remind you all that I will ship Solangelo until I die and then you can try to pry this beautiful ship from my cold dead hands and fail miserably

Blue Skies

A/N: Happy Birth @snogfairy! I know I missed it last year but look!! I made something! Fantasy and everything <3

Avian!AU

Pairing: Nalu, Fairy tail

Words: 4506

Rating: T

Part: Oneshot (Angst) (Fluff)

Lucy loved flying.

She loved the feel of air whipping through her hair, of the strain on her back muscles as she rose herself high enough to find a current she could rest on, the crisp scent of pure oxygen that swirled above the clouds.

He favourite part of flying, however, had less to do with the act itself and more with the company.

“Bet I could reach that cloud that looks like an upside down cat first!” Natsu called, wings beating steady and strong as he held his position beside her. His wings were coloured like flames, yellows and oranges shimmering in the down of his feathers and close to the arch of bone that structured them, reds a rich jewel tone at the tips of his feathers with blacks and greys scattered along the outer layers like hidden shadows in the forest they played in.

“And what do I get if I win?” Lucy asked, grinning at her best friend’s challenge. While Natsu may be fast, Lucy was faster, not weighed down by a seven-foot wingspan and coiled muscles. Lucy’s wings were much more modest in length, only six feet across, but she knew they were beautiful in a way that was unmatched in her hometown. They were pure white with a soft golden undertone from the down feathers, silver tips of her outer feathers reflecting light and creating a glow that surrounded her like a halo in the moonlight.

Or at least that’s what Natsu had told her that one night they had stolen a bottle of strawberry mead from the guild kitchen and had picnicked along the edge of the lake under the light of the stars.

“I’ll fix all damaged boards and doors in your roost, but when I win you hafta cook for me for a week!” Natsu crowed, circling Lucy in an effort to expel his growing restless energy.

“My roost is damaged because you keep crash landing in it,” Lucy pointed out sourly, following Natsu’s movements as she kept her face towards him as she talked. “I mean I leave the window open every night, how you keep overestimating your landing is beyond me.”

“So you do leave it open for me,” Natsu leered, rising slightly so he could look down at Lucy. She felt heat crawl along her neck and she pouted at being caught. Stupid boy.

“Go!” Lucy shouted instead, allowing herself to drop slightly into the current below them and get a quick boost as she shot towards the cloud Natsu had pointed at.

“Cheater!” Natsu howled, following quickly on her heels. Lucy kept her arms close to her sides, laughing as Natsu cursed her loudly, voice barely carrying through the air rushing past them, words lost to the wind. Time blurred as they raced, Lucy’s heart pounding and sweat starting to bead on her temples and hairline, whipped away before she could fully register their creation. Lucy saw Natsu start to crawl into her peripheral, his eyes glinting with competitive joy and challenge. She swore under her breath, pushing herself to beat harder and cut through the air before her, weaving through different air currents and timing her beats of her wings for the most energy gained, every decision made in a millisecond through reflex alone.

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GoT S07E03 Thoughts

And here we go again.

As always, these are my rambling nonsensical thoughts on the episode, but disclaimer, my stream lagged so i missed maybe 30 seconds to maybe a minute of the episode. Let’s begin. 

Jon and Tyrion’s conversations had to be some of my favourite scenes from this episode. That shared smile between them when Jon first lands on Dragonstone and they greet each other was so pure. There is potential for a great friendship between them. They both have an understanding for each other that they don’t share with anyone else. Jon as a bastard and Tyrion as a dwarf. This was evident in earlier seasons too, but more so now that they have both found their places in the world. They respect each other, but they’re fighting for very different causes (and for different reasons) and I wonder if this fledgling friendship will become a point of contention for them later in the story.

Anyway, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t say that one of my favourite scenes had to be Tyrion and Jon’s conversation about Sansa. What I loved about this scene was although it was fleeting, it still gave us Jonsa feels (if you’re inclined to read the scene this way anyhow). 

When Tyrion says, “does she miss me terribly?” Jon is very quiet and they let that silence play on long enough for it to be a significant marker in a conversation. Jon didn’t want to talk about it. It wasn’t an awkward silence; it was absolutely an annoyed, aggravated silence. And then what’s great is that Tyrion immediately went on the defensive and says that the marriage was never consummated. 

It’s a strange thing to say, especially when they were so friendly earlier. Wouldn’t it be safe to assume that if Jon had any suspicions that Tyrion had hurt/touched Sansa against her will that exchange would’ve gone very differently? There was clearly no need to mention it at all, but yet Tyrion did and Jon’s response was “I didn’t ask” in a clearly annoyed tone that suggested if this topic didn’t end soon someone was going to get choked out. Either Jon really hates the thought of Sansa with another man he turned into grumpy kitten Jon or he doesn’t want to think about his sister having sex at all. But bear with me here, if it’s the latter, why have this dialogue at all? There’s no narrative reasoning for this whatsoever unless Jonsa is a real possibility in the future and we’re supposed to continue to think about Jon, Sansa and ‘sex’ in the same line of thought.  

Okay, okay, admittedly my shipping goggles are on, but I still maintain the fact that it’s a weird piece of dialogue to have. If all they wanted to do was establish Sansa as a real political player, they could’ve cut that entire 2-3 lines out and just went straight into:

“She’s smarter than she lets on.”

“She’s starting to let on.”

And now that we’re onto the topic, I absolutely believe the mention of Sansa’s intelligence here serves two purposes. The first is to establish Sansa as a real political player here. She’s been underestimated by everyone in Westeros, but she’s far smarter than anyone gives her credit for (yes, even Jon).

In fact, jumping straight to Winterfell, you are given a whole scene of Sansa demonstrating that intelligence – not only in keeping everyone fed, but in keeping the soldiers protected. She understands what it takes to rule. But what I love about this sequence of scenes is Littlefinger praising her then going on to claim to know Cersei better than everyone and Sansa just shutting him down, saying she knows her better. Once again, we’re being forced to consider all that Sansa’s learned from Cersei. She just didn’t learn how to play the game but she learned Cersei herself. If anyone can outplay Cersei, we’re being led to believe it’s Sansa. 

Why I think this is important is how this episode also demonstrated that Cersei is once again one of the smartest and most devious rulers in Westeros. She completely outmaneuvered Tyrion, Daenerys and Olenna. People think her ‘madness’ from losing her children will make her weaker, but she’s still as shrewd as ever. She is very much Tywin’s daughter, but she’s much more ruthless. Tyrion may be smart, but thus far? He’s not as smart as his sister. 

But who is? 

Well, there’s a ‘queen’ in the North who is, and the more I think about it, the more I think this quote is actually referring to Sansa: 

“Aye. Queen you shall be… until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear.”

Because Cersei is right. Dany is a revolutionary, not a ruler. She can conquer and free slaves, but she doesn’t know how to rule. She’s not nearly as intelligent as Cersei in playing the Westerosi game, but Sansa is. She’s learned from the very best after all. Whether I’m wrong or right, I am convinced Sansa’s role in this war will be far greater than just ruling Winterfell in Jon’s stead. 

Its second purpose is basically to reaffirm Jon’s faith and trust in Sansa and her judgement. But what I found interesting is the way he says it is almost in an exasperated way, like he knows she is and she continues to “twist him in a way no one else can” because she’s too smart for her own good. But alas, the shipping goggles are on, so take that what you will. 

Now onto the big anticipated meeting. Honestly, I enjoyed Jon and Dany’s interactions. The juxtaposition of them as individuals and rulers were pronounced in the last episode, but they were even more glaringly so in this one. While Dany continues to talk about her rightful place and her indignation that he refuses to acknowledge what is hers, Jon continues to fight for his people and the war up North. I mean that’s just the thing, isn’t it? Every mention of Dany being this benevolent ruler who cares about the people doesn’t actually come from Dany. She doesn’t actually say she wants to save the people of Westeros. It’s always someone else because maybe, just maybe it’s not really her true purpose here in Westeros. Yes, I don’t believe she would be indifferent to the loss of innocent lives, but if it was the only way to get her to that throne, wouldn’t you think she’d do it? Wouldn’t Dany say ‘to hell with all of it’ and fly her dragons and burn everything in sight for that throne? If it was her only option, she would choose herself over the people. 

Hell, she even says it. After her speech about all she’s overcome, she says the only way she’s endured any of that was because of her faith in herself. While it’s a good speech if you take out the context, Dany’s survived and persevered this long because of her unwavering belief in her birthright, which was to rule on the Iron Throne. Everything else comes second to that. And I refuse to believe that the ultimate hero of the story is someone who believes themselves a hero and entitled to a kingdom. 

Whereas Jon was thrust into his position. He would choose the people over himself and that difference was emphasised by this quote they just had to repeat twice: 

“…took a knife in the heart for his people.”

Also, the fact that Jon cut Davos off before he could blab about Jon’s resurrection and Dany’s fixation on this feels highly foreboding. It’s definitely going to come back up, but in what way, I don’t know. 

Objectively speaking, I could see how Jon3rys could be hinted in this episode, as Jon and Dany come to understand each other, but personally, I believe it’s a tentative alliance at best that borders on an impasse rather than actual understanding. Right now, they can work because Dany has bigger fish to fry and Jon needs dragonglass. But when their objectives clash? What then? You could even see this opposition highlighted in the way they were filmed on that cliff. They’re standing together yet they’re facing opposite directions. They spend far more of that scene looking away from one another than looking eye to eye. Having their first one-on-one interaction being filmed in the light is also quite telling. The sun can be a symbolic source of goodness, but it can also be an oppressive force. Actually, it made me think of this quote from Albert Camus’ The Stranger: 

“The sky was already filled with light. The sun was beginning to bear down on the earth and it was getting hotter by the minute. I don’t know why we waited so long before getting under way. I was hot in my dark clothes […] it was inhuman and oppressive.“

Jon is a man of the North. His season is winter. I’ve said in previous metas that having Jon’s resurrection coincide with Winter’s arrival was symbolilc. Where usually in literature winter represents a time of stagnancy or even regression in the hero myth, for Jon, it represents rebirth and growth. Winter is a time for Starks. Having such sunlight bearing down on them in this scene (looking more like summer than winter) and Jon still wearing his furs seems to forewarn perhaps bad consequences with this alliance. 

For my Jonsa shippers, this is the exact opposite in how Jon and Sansa’s scenes are shot. They’re almost always in dimly lit areas or surrounded by candlelight, and snow is usually falling. Their reunion also coincided with Winter’s coming, so don’t despair if you are over Jon3rys meeting. 

Speaking of how scenes are shot, Sansa and Bran’s reunion couldn’t be more of a stark (ha ha) difference to Jon and Sansa’s. Yes, he was never going to run towards her, but she didn’t nuzzle him. I’ve always said the choice of having Sansa nuzzle Jon’s cheek was a bizarre one. It’s just odd. People don’t nuzzle their family members. But maybe she wasn’t in the nuzzling mood, fine. Go to the godswood scene though and there just seems to be such a distance between Sansa and Bran. I think that’s partially Bran being the Three-Eyed Raven as well because the distance was also entirely about who he is now as well.

Anyway, Clearly in the books Bran’s importance and power is more obvious, so they had to demonstrate somehow that Bran as the Three-Eyed Raven can see everything. But why does he bring up Sansa’s wedding? If they wanted to show off his power, they could have him bring anything else up, so why her wedding? Why bring up Ramsay at all? Shouldn’t Bran know better than that? Especially to tell her she looks beautiful that day after already implicitly saying he knows what Ramsay did to her. It feels unnecessarily cruel for Bran who, while seemingly distant, does love her. It has to serve a purpose for them to write that in. Perhaps foreshadowing a future wedding in the cards for Sansa? Perhaps a fake one to LF? Or maybe something further down the line where it’ll be the opposite of everything she had with Ramsay. No godswood, no beautiful white dress, no snow falling, but with someone she loves and who loves her. I don’t know but I’m just speculating here. 

Moving on to my favourite scene in the episode though: Cersei with Elaria. Honestly, Lena Heady is a phenomenal actress. Everyone is so focused on Cersei being this horrible evil villain, but you forget the real nuances to her character. When she asks Elaria why she killed Myrcella, it was delivered in such a vulnerable tone. You really, truly get a glimpse of the heartbroken, grieving mother who just tried to do her best for her children (whether that best was actually good or not), but then immediately after, you get the vindictive, cunning and formidable Cersei as she kisses Elaria’s daughter. It was amazing. Horrible but amazing. 

Second favourite scene had to be Olenna’s. What is there to say? She is the Dowager Queen of Badass Bitchery and Snarky Comebacks. Give me a great, complex female villain any day! I wouldn’t even call Olenna a villain tbh. But what I mean is I would 150% take morally grey or morally corrupt female characters over your atypical one-dimensional girl-next-door ones any day, week or month.  

Stray thoughts that I don’t have time/energy to write about:

Did anyone else get flirty vibes between Tyrion and Dany? 

And does anyone think Jorah’s “perhaps our paths will cross again” sound entirely too foreboding for Sam?

reasons to watch the bold type

(i know this has been done before, but seriously…)

  • the three main characters are young women — best friends who work at a magazine called scarlet 
  • main character #1 — kat edison: black girl magic, confident af, spontaneous af, takes nobody’s crap. she literally took pictures of guys’ nipples (with permission ofc) and posted them on twitter as a sassy response to their shitty ‘no nipple’ policy. also, she’s questioning her sexuality.
    - memorable quote: “i’m going to destroy the patriarchy.”
  • main character #2 — sutton brady: supportive bean (!!!), ambitious and stubborn and she knows her worth, demands respect and to be treated fairly when she works. 
    - memorable quote: “i can screw whoever i want!” 
  • main character #3 — jane sloan: she’s more reserved than the other two, but kicks ass nonetheless. she’s wrote articles on gender-neutral fashion, not having had an orgasm and sexual assault. 

also: 

  • adena el-amin: proud muslim lesbian, literally a precious sunflower and activist. 
  • jacqueline carlyle: the main characters’ boss who crushes the ‘mean female boss’ stereotype, because she genuinely cares about her employees and gives them valuable advice. she shows that a woman can be strong and kind at the same time. 
  • basically, there are so many well-rounded and amazing female characters on this show 
  • DID I MENTION THE INTERRACIAL, BEAUTIFUL WLW SHIP??? (that is also written realistically, might i add.)
  • THERE ARE SO MANY HILARIOUS MOMENTS. and a lot of them are some that many people would find relatable in some way.
  • A+ acting 
  • the show covers countless important issues, such as: breast cancer, islamophobia, sexual assault, sexism etc.