Countdown makes me even more convinced that Tim needs a better identity of his own.
Jason as Red Robin: *has a meaningful reason for taking it up, it being designed by the Bruce Wayne of Earth-51 for his Jason, actual character development when taking up a ‘Robin’ identity for the first time since his resurrection*
Tim as Red Robin: *picks it out of the dumpster after Jason was done with it and wears it because it belonged to the bad Robin and he was feeling edgy*
But can you imagine all of the times Dirk’s tried to bargain with the universe without realising that you’re not allowed to choose what they’ll allow you to keep.
When he was small, he asked for someone who understood him (who wanted to understand him) and the universe sent him to Blackwing. When he asked for someone like him who’d stick around, the universe sent him four angry psychic vampires who followed him around for years because they thought he was special. When he asked to leave, the universe send him to Cambridge only to pull the rug out from under his feet. When he asked for an agency, the universe gave him a benefactor who could only afford to fund his operations because he failed to prevent her boss from being murdered.
When he asked for friends, the universe sent him people just as broken as he is when he doesn’t even know how to fix himself.
Before you go any further what do you think the price will end up being and what will happen?
I’M SORRY ANON I HAVE NO REALLY GOOD ANSWERS.
It won’t be a sword or a weapon or anything like last time. That’s too easy, and not worth an equal exchange.
It could be Kurogane’s memories of his family, because that would be very similar to Syaoran’s price for saving Sakura. I suppose “Fai’s memories of Kurogane” would also be an option, but I don’t think they would pull that twice. The rest of the narrative would be a bit strange if they went that way again.
As it is, Kurogane can’t kill anything, so it won’t be that. Unless (perhaps?) it’s him adopting that curse FOREVER in exchange for Fai’s life. That might be nice and poetic. I’m not sure if sealing away his ninja abilities would be a huge price compared to the life of someone like Fai, but still technically possible I suppose.
The price I really like the sound of is Kurogane’s ability to return to Tomoyo. That’s already been established as the Most Important Thing to him (as it was both his first wish and clarified as his motivation several times since then) so trading Kurogane’s Life With Tomoyo might actually be a nice equal trade to make to save Fai’s life. That’s essentially trading his entire future for another different one.
If they go that route they’d probably still GET to Tomoyo, as Kurogane’s wish still needs to come true since he’s already paid for it, but he won’t be able to stay and has to leave it behind forever when Mokona leaves the world to continue the journey.
Those are my only guesses so far BUT CLAMP HAS BEEN KNOWN TO DO EVERYTHING THAT I NEVER EXPECTED SO LOOK FORWARD TO ME PROBABLY CRASHING AND BURNING ON THIS POINT.
i wish i was joking im about to mcfucking lose it i got him a new kong last week to replace the hole he put in his trusty old one, and he ripped that thing clean in half within three days. so i get it exchanged for one of those starmark mental exercise everlasting ball and he figured out the trap in TWO MINUTES and broke the toy itself soon afterward and so i took it back. the cashier said holy smokes. So he wanted me to try this quadruple layered inward stitched stuffed pig. i said no way thats fabric and he said listen kid, theres no way he can break this its rated a number 10 on the brands toughness scale, its tougher than some of their rubber toys. There was even another rottie on the packaging. so i tried it. unsurprisingly the pig died quickly. as soon as he ran off with it i heard the ripping sound and i just wished it were me at that point
i bring the pigs corpse to the store the same day. The cashier is staring at samson. im staring at samson. hes too strong. the man just weakly points me to the kong section
@actualhumansunshine mentioned in their tags that I’d picked the creepy bits of the Closer to the Light video, and that gave me an idea for an even creepier gifset.
I just think this video would make for a great horror movie, in which Niall accepts to stay in this super creepy house off season, and slowly gets consumed by all the dark memories still trapped in those walls. Possibly, he gets possessed by the spirit of one of the old inhabitants. He stops going out, stops answering the phone, he just spends his days walking the dusty hallways and strumming songs he’s never heard on his guitar, trying to understand why they sound so familiar.
When the house staff comes back to prepare everything for the summer, Niall’s not there, nor is there any trace of his ever being here, apart from his guitar, lying on the couch, covered in dust.
[ In a normal world, having a soulmate is usually considered a blessing, in a normal world, when their words appear on you finding them is not something impossible. But Tory Miller doesn’t live in a normal world. No. Her world is the stuff of nightmares, the dead walk, the living kill each other and soulmates are not important. Nothing is more important than surviving. ]
I made another moodboard!
This time I decided to surprise my good friend @to-pick-ourselves-up-7 who writes this incredible Negan soulmate series called The Marks of Running Ink.
It’s one of my all time favorite fics, and if you haven’t read it yet, you’re really missing out. You can find the masterlist ↬
(I put the reasons why I used the images in the tags if you’re curious.)
Me: It’s 2017, no one wants to hear Gravity Falls meta
Also me: Stan never believed Gideon was an actual psychic—even though he knew supernatural things were possible, and even though everyone in Gravity Falls was against him, Stan always insisted he absolutely knew Gideon was a fraud. Why was he so certain?
Gideon always called him “Stanford.”
Anyone with real mind-reading powers would’ve known that was actually his brother’s name, and he was living under a false identity