She lost all track of time, as she was want to do while in the ocean. By the time she dropped her board off at a pier to be picked up later, she was exhausted and it was already sunset.
In the distance, she could see a lit up beach-side bar. It seemed like a good place for a rest, besides her first day here was a good reason for a drink.
- One strawberita please.
- Sure thing, hon.
The woman behind the bar smiled at her and began mixing the drink.
- So, are you new around here? I have a pretty good memory for faces and I haven’t seen yours around before.
- Yes. I literally just moved here this morning. This place is gorgeous.
- That it is, that it is. I’m Deidra, by the way. And you?
- Therese. Have you lived here long?
Deidra: Oh, yes. My whole life. I’m an islander born and raised. What about you?
Therese: I’m from Bridgeport. But I’ve just bought a house here, so I doubt I’ll be moving elsewhere anytime soon. You guys must be living the dream here.
- Well, it depends on what you would consider a dream. I love this island, yes, but I admit, I entertained thoughts of moving when I was younger. Although, I’m glad I didn’t - I never would’ve met my hubby then, or had our daughters.
Therese: Oh! That’s lovely. How old are they?
Deidra: They were only born 8 months ago. In fact, I only came back to work last week, but I’m thinking of leaving this job soon. No amount of tips is worth the time with my loves, you know.
I know this has been said many a time, but I find self-shipping as a harmless thing to do, y’know? I mean, it’s not hurting anybody, physically or mentally (I say nay to cringe culture. I’ll admit, I was a part of cringe culture waaaaay back in 2012, but I grew out of it in 2014-15, said culture is bad for my health, anyway.)
I mean, I can list a dozen of reasons why self-shipping is good, but here’s two:
-It doesn’t affect canon whatsoever (this applies to AUs as well.)
-No ship wars on what ship is canon and which one is not.
Self-ships are like junk food: we love both of them, and it can’t be helped. Self-shipping is self-shipping, if you love doing it, *breathes in* DO IT. Express your love for your fictional crush, draw some fluff, or maybe write something NSFW (but don’t be a dipwad about your self-ship, like for example, do not put any form of entitlement)! Talk to others about your self-ships, y’all might find common interests! (truth be told, I’m low-key when it comes to actually making self-ship content lol, but I highly support peoples’ self ships!)
((I-I’m sorry, I just wanted to spread some self-insert positivityyyy ; 7 ; ))
Not wasting any time, she changed into her swimsuit and headed to the beach. The day was hot and perfect for a swim, although, around here, that was likely the norm. This was, technically, a tropical island and weather was supposed to stay nice and warm year-round. Another good reason to move here.
Also, with so much water around she could swim and surf all she wanted.
Alright, so here I am with another long ass meta post. Only this time, this one is directed solely at the legend, Levi Ackerman himself. Yet again, I am seeing the “Levi is Abusive” mumbo jumbo and I have spent my two years in this fandom quiet about my opinions on this for the most part because I do not enjoy drama. However, after this last batch of Discourse™ that I have seen, I have been pushed beyond my ability to bite my tongue.
This is Part One to a two part meta, and this is me basically trying to shine light on Levi’s actions a bit and why he behaves the way he does. In no way do I try to justify all of the shit he carries out so don’t think this is just a fangirl squeal post. I’m simply trying to better explain his character for the people who seem to think he is some kind of rage beast who beats kids for fun in his spare time.
I will be putting this under a Read More because it is extremely long and also contains spoilers. I’d also like to state that this would be best read from a computer or the mobile website as it contains a metric fuckton of manga panels used for reference (seriously use any other means outside of the mobile app to read this because the app will butcher this post and cut out a majority of the images). If you are sitting down to read this, please make sure you are comfy, cozy, and drinking a nice warm beverage. Now then,
DISCLAIMER: This is my personal opinion. In no way am I stating what I say here is completely accurate. if you disagree with my opinion, good for you! That’s your prerogative. However, If you are going to send me messages trying to argue points of view with me or send me hate messages because my opinion differs from your own; do us both a favor and just don’t even bother. WARNING: Major spoilers ahead.
First and foremost, this is the scene I see brought up the absolute most so I’d like to go ahead and address it first: