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Lisa Lawrence’s Archetypes and Symbols List

Archetypes and Symbols

SITUATION ARCHETYPES

1. The Quest – This motif describes the search for someone or some talisman which, when found and brought back, will restore fertility to a wasted land, the desolation of which is mirrored by a leader’s illness and disability.

2. The Task – This refers to a possibly superhuman feat that must be accomplished in order to fulfill the ultimate goal.

3. The Journey – The journey sends the hero in search for some truth of information necessary to restore fertility, justice, and/or harmony to the kingdom. The journey includes the series of trials and tribulations the hero faces along the way. Usually the hero descends into a real or psychological hell and is forced to discover the blackest truths, quite often concerning his faults. Once the hero is at this lowest level, he must accept personal responsibility to return to the world of the living.

4. The Initiation – This situation refers to a moment, usually psychological, in which an individual comes into maturity. He or she gains a new awareness into the nature of circumstances and problems and understands his or her responsibility for trying to resolve the dilemma. Typically, a hero receives a calling, a message or signal that he or she must make sacrifices and become responsible for getting involved in the problem. Often a hero will deny and question the calling and ultimately, in the initiation, will accept responsibility.

5. The Ritual – Not to be confused with the initiation, the ritual refers to an organized ceremony that involves honored members of a given community and an Initiate. This situation officially brings the young man or woman into the realm of the community’s adult world.

6. The Fall – Not to be confused with the awareness in the initiation, this archetype describes a descent in action from a higher to a lower state of being, an experience which might involve defilement, moral imperfection, and/or loss of innocence. This fall is often accompanied by expulsion from a kind of paradise as penalty for disobedience and/or moral transgression.

7. Death and Rebirth – The most common of all situational archetypes, this motif grows out of the parallel between the cycle of nature and the cycle of life. It refers to those situations in which someone or something, concrete and/or metaphysical dies, yet is accompanied by some sign of birth or rebirth.

8. Nature vs. Mechanistic World – Expressed in its simplest form, this refers to situations which suggest that nature is good whereas the forces of technology are bad.

9. Battle Between Good and Evil – These situations pit obvious forces which represent good and evil against one another; typically, good ultimately triumphs over evil despite great odds.

10. The Unhealable Wound – This wound, physical or psychological, cannot be healed fully. This would also indicate a loss of innocence or purity. Often the wounds’ pain drives the sufferer to desperate measures of madness.

11. The Magic Weapon – Sometimes connected with the task, this refers to a skilled individual hero’s ability to use a piece of technology in order to combat evil, continue a journey, or to prove his or her identity as a chosen individual.

12. Father-Son Conflict – Tension often results from separation during childhood or from an external source when the individuals meet as men and where the mentor often has a higher place in the affections of the hero than the natural parent. Sometimes the conflict is resolved in atonement.

13. Innate Wisdom vs. Educated Stupidity – Some characters exhibit wisdom and understanding intuitively as opposed to those supposedly in charge.

SYMBOLIC ARCHETYPES

1. Light vs. Darkness – Light usually suggests hope, renewal, OR intellectual illumination; darkness implies the unknown, ignorance, or despair.

2. Water vs. Desert – Because water is necessary to life and growth, it commonly appears as a birth or rebirth symbol. Water is used in baptism services, which solemnizes spiritual births. Similarly, the appearance of rain in a work of literature can suggest a character’s spiritual birth.

3. Heaven vs. Hell – Humanity has traditionally associated parts of the universe not accessible to it with the dwelling places of the primordial forces that govern its world. The skies and mountaintops house its gods; the bowels of the earth contain the diabolic forces that inhabit its universe.

4. Haven vs. Wilderness – Places of safety contrast sharply against the dangerous wilderness. Heroes are often sheltered for a time to regain health and resources.

5. Supernatural Intervention – The gods intervene on the side of the hero or sometimes against him.

6. Fire vs. Ice – Fire represents knowledge, light, life, and rebirth while ice like desert represents ignorance, darkness, sterility, and death.

7. Colors

A. Black (darkness) – chaos, mystery, the unknown, before existence, death, the unconscious, evil

B. Red – blood, sacrifice; violent passion, disorder, sunrise, birth, fire, emotion, wounds, death, sentiment, mother, Mars, the note C, anger, excitement, heat, physical stimulation

C. Green – hope, growth, envy, Earth, fertility, sensation, vegetation, death, water, nature, sympathy, adaptability, growth, Jupiter and Venus, the note G, envy

D. White (light) – purity, peace, innocence, goodness, Spirit, morality, creative force, the direction East, spiritual thought

E. Orange – fire, pride, ambition, egoism, Venus, the note D

F. Blue – clear sky, the day, the sea, height, depth, heaven, religious feeling, devotion, innocence, truth, spirituality, Jupiter, the note F, physical soothing and cooling

G. Violet – water, nostalgia, memory, advanced spirituality, Neptune, the note B

H. Gold – Majesty, sun, wealth, corn (life dependency), truth

I. Silver – Moon, wealth

8. Numbers:

A. Three – the Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Ghost); Mind, Body, Spirit, Birth, Life, Death

B. Four – Mankind (four limbs), four elements, four seasons

C. Six – devil, evil

D. Seven – Divinity (3) + Mankind (4) = relationship between man and God, seven deadly sins, seven days of week, seven days to create the world, seven stages of civilization, seven colors of the rainbow, seven gifts of Holy Spirit.

9. Shapes:

A. Oval – woman, passivity

B. Triangle – communication, between heaven and earth, fire, the number 3, trinity, aspiration, movement upward, return to origins, sight, light

C. Square – pluralism, earth, firmness, stability, construction, material solidity, the number four

D. Rectangle – the most rational, most secure

E. Cross – the Tree of life, axis of the world, struggle, martyrdom, orientation in space

F. Circle – Heaven, intellect, thought, sun, the number two, unity, perfection, eternity, oneness, celestial realm, hearing, sound

G. Spiral – the evolution of the universe, orbit, growth, deepening, cosmic motion, relationship between unity and multiplicity, macrocosm, breath, spirit, water

10. Nature:

A. Air – activity, creativity, breath, light, freedom (liberty), movement

B. Ascent – height, transcendence, inward journey, increasing intensity

C. Center – thought, unity, timelessness, spacelessness, paradise, creator, infinity,

D. Descent – unconscious, potentialities of being, animal nature

E. Duality – Yin-Yang, opposites, complements, positive-negative, male-female, life-death

F. Earth – passive, feminine, receptive, solid

G. Fire – the ability to transform, love, life, health, control, sun, God, passion, spiritual energy, regeneration

H. Lake – mystery, depth, unconscious

I. Crescent moon – change, transition

J. Mountain – height, mass, loftiness, center of the world, ambition, goals

K. Valley – depression, low-points, evil, unknown

L. Sun – Hero, son of Heaven, knowledge, the Divine eye, fire, life force, creative-guiding force, brightness, splendor, active awakening, healing, resurrection, ultimate wholeness

M. Water – passive, feminine

N. Rivers/Streams – life force, life cycle

O. Stars – guidance

P. Wind – Holy Spirit, life, messenger

Q. Ice/Snow – coldness, barrenness

R. Clouds/Mist – mystery, sacred

S. Rain – life giver

T. Steam – transformation to the Holy Spirit

U. Cave – feminine

V. Lightning – intuition, inspiration

W. Tree – where we learn, tree of life, tree of knowledge

X. Forest – evil, lost, fear

11. Objects:

A. Feathers – lightness, speed

B. Shadow – our dark side, evil, devil

C. Masks – concealment

D. Boats/Rafts – safe passage

E. Bridge – change, transformation

F. Right hand – rectitude, correctness

G. Left hand – deviousness

H. Feet – stability, freedom

I. Skeleton – mortality

J. Heart – love, emotions

K. Hourglass – the passage of time

CHARACTER ARCHETYPES

1. The Hero – In its simplest form, this character is the one ultimately who may fulfill a necessary task and who will restore fertility, harmony, and/or justice to a community. The hero character is the one who typically experiences an initiation, who goes the community’s ritual (s), et cetera. Often he or she will embody characteristics of YOUNG PERSON FROM THE PROVINCES, INITIATE, INNATE WISDOM, PUPIL, and SON.

2. Young Person from the Provinces – This hero is taken away as an infant or youth and raised by strangers. He or she later returns home as a stranger and able to recognize new problems and new solutions.

3. The Initiates – These are young heroes who, prior to the quest, must endure some training and ritual. They are usually innocent at this stage.

4. Mentors – These individuals serve as teachers or counselors to the initiates. Sometimes they work as role models and often serve as father or mother figure. They teach by example the skills necessary to survive the journey and quest.

5. Hunting Group of Companions – These loyal companions are willing to face any number of perils in order to be together.

6. Loyal Retainers – These individuals are like the noble sidekicks to the hero. Their duty is to protect the hero. Often the retainer reflects the hero’s nobility.

7. Friendly Beast –These animals assist the hero and reflect that nature is on the hero’s side.

8. The Devil Figure – This character represents evil incarnate. He or she may offer worldly goods, fame, or knowledge to the protagonist in exchange for possession of the soul or integrity. This figure’s main aim is to oppose the hero in his or her quest.

9. The Evil Figure with the Ultimately Good Heart – This redeemable devil figure (or servant to the devil figure) is saved by the hero’s nobility or good heart.

10. The Scapegoat – An animal or more usually a human whose death, often in a public ceremony, excuses some taint or sin that has been visited upon the community. This death often makes theme more powerful force to the hero.

11. The Outcast – This figure is banished from a community for some crime (real or imagined). The outcast is usually destined to become a wanderer.

12. The Earth Mother – This character is symbolic of fulfillment, abundance, and fertility; offers spiritual and emotional nourishment to those who she contacts; often depicted in earth colors, with large breasts and hips.

13. The Temptress – Characterized by sensuous beauty, she is one whose physical attraction may bring about the hero’s downfall.

14. The Platonic Ideal – This source of inspiration often is a physical and spiritual ideal for whom the hero has an intellectual rather than physical attraction.

15. The Unfaithful Wife – This woman, married to a man she sees as dull or distant, is attracted to a more virile or interesting man.

16. The Damsel in Distress – This vulnerable woman must be rescued by the hero. She also may be used as a trap, by an evil figure, to ensnare the hero.

17. The Star-Crossed Lovers – These two characters are engaged in a love affair that is fated to end in tragedy for one or both due to the disapproval of society, friends, family, or the gods.

18. The Creature of Nightmare – This monster, physical or abstract, is summoned from the deepest, darkest parts of the human psyche to threaten the lives of the hero/heroine. Often it is a perversion or desecration of the human body.

RECOGNIZING PATTERNS

The following list of patterns comes from the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster who teaches at the University of Michigan. If you are serious about literary analysis, then it is highly recommended that you buy this book. It goes into detail what is just briefly mentioned and is written in such a lively, witty voice that it does not read like a textbook at all! It will be well worth your time and effort to read it.

Ø  Trips tend to become quests to discover self.

Ø  Meals together tend to be acts of communion/community or isolation.

Ø  Ghosts, vampires, monsters, and nasty people and sometimes simply the antagonists are not about supernatural brew-ha-ha; they tend to depict some sort of exploitation.

Ø  There’s only one story. Look for allusions and archetypes.

Ø  Weather matters.

Ø  Violence and be both literal and figurative.

Ø  Symbols can be objects, images, events, and actions.

Ø  Sometimes a story is meant to change us, the readers, and through us change society.

Ø  Keep an eye out for Christ-figures.

Ø  Flying tends to represent freedom. What do you think falling represents?

Ø  Getting dunked or just sprinkled in something wet tends to be a baptism.

Ø  Geography tends to be a metaphor for the psyche.

Ø  Seasons tend to be traditional symbols.

Ø  Disabilities, Scars, and Deformities show character and theme.

Ø  Heart disease tends to represent problems with character and society.

Ø  So do illness and disease.

Ø  Read with your imagination.

Ø  Irony trumps everything!

Ø  Remember the difference between public and private symbols.

MLA Citation (7th Edition)

Lawrence, Lisa. “Archetypes and Symbols.” West Morris Central High School. West Morris Regional High School District, n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2013. <http://central.wmrhsd.org/FACULTY…/Archetypesandsymbols.pdf>.

one of the things I loved the most about Steve and Diana’s love story was that even though it was unconventional in its arc and ending (in that it didn’t follow the usual pattern or meet the usual goals of a fictional love story), it never sneered at those conventions. due to their circumstances- she’s a goddess, he’s a mortal, they’re in the middle of a war- and the fact that they are called to heroism and sacrifice, their story can’t end conventionally or domestically. but the beautiful thing about it is that the movie does not use its own heroic status to look down at love stories that do end traditionally and simply.

steve quips at the beginning about how no, married couples usually don’t love and cherish each other ‘til death do they part. he’s cynical about a lot and that includes love and marriage. diana was brought up on an all-female island. her goals and ambitions, her purpose in life are different from most women around her. from the start it’s clear that their love story was never going to end quietly and conventionally, not least because the story in which both of them live does not explicitly deal with the themes of love and marriage. diana begins her journey ready to fulfill her sacred mission and duty, and through meeting her and learning from her, steve also rises to great heights. both perform heroic feats and acts of self-sacrifice. they are heroes and heroes are not ordinary people. 

but the reason that wonder woman succeeds so spectacularly and rises above many of its counterparts (to me at least) is that it acknowledges that heroes should only exist to protect the lives of ordinary people. it believes that it is the sacred duty of heroes to fight evil on the grandest scale precisely so that everyone else can continue to live quietly, peacefully, domestically. convention, tradition, even routine are not dismissed or belittled. they are raised up. they are cherished and fought for as the very things that make life worth living. wonder woman is about war, but it is not about war with no cause. it is about the only thing that ever makes a war justified. 

and when steve and diana are dancing in the snow and diana asks “is this what people do when there are no wars?” she’s asking it because she never forgets that she’s fighting for more (so much more) than her own glory or even just to defeat evil. she’s fighting for the preservation of peace, of ordinary people’s right to dance together in the snow without danger, to eat breakfast, go to work, raise children, live their ordinary lives without fear. and when steve hands her his watch at the end and says “i wish we had more time” he’s saying he wishes that they had time to build a whole life together, a whole life of beautiful peaceful ordinariness. steve and diana’s love story is tragic because it’s cut short before the rest of it can unfold, but it’s beautiful because, in sacrificing a future that neither can have but both want, they are making possible the flourishing of a hundred other love stories, of a thousand other peaceful, ordinary lives. and both believe that that is worth every sacrifice.

anonymous asked:

Hey! Do you know/can you find any official art for 'All My Sins Remembered'? I forget the author, but it's a Sci-fi book from 77, about Otto McGavin, and it's recently become one of my new favorites after I lucked into finding it in a free book bin. Any help would be appreciated!

That is a truly great novel and I can’t recommend it enough! The author is Joe Haldeman. He was a combat engineer during Vietnam, so a running theme of his stories is always the way institutions take and warp people to make them more brutal.

As usual, the Michael Whelan cover art gets the theme of the story the best. All My Sins Remembered is great because it’s about a man recruited to be spy who inhabits plastic bodies for espionage. But if you inhabit a body, it changes how you think, it changes your very soul. A creepy and fascinating premise. 

Joe Haldeman’s most famous novel is the Forever War, because it’s about a war fought with an alien race over relativistic distances, so every time a soldier signs up, he comes back to earth 70+ years later to find it totally different, with new technology and social norms. For example, after one tour of duty, our hero returns to earth to find himself the only remaining heterosexual on earth. In other words, soldiers are alienated on the home front and have to keep on re-enlisting because, even if they hate the military, it’s the only world that makes sense anymore. 

If you ever have any questions like this, where you need to find a specific cover, or need to know an artist for a cover, check out www.isfdb.org

Headcanon where Hiro is the kind of kid who’s seriously into first person shooters and real-time strategy games and is just too good at them and he pretty much obliterates the global battlefield. And when people try to insult him by calling him a kid he just scoffs because he is a kid and he enjoys the fact that gamers way above his age are getting royally wrecked by a 11-year-old. The only person who can beat him is Tadashi but he prefers to play Candy Crush and likes to casually tell Hiro to ‘stop bullying the newbies’.

Look, Sharena has pink tips in her hair, like how Alfonse has blond tips, only you can’t see it well. I just wanted to make them more visible. I just wanted everyone to know she has pink in her hair;;;

Hiro’s Duty, a Big Hero 6 Wreck-it-Ralph fanfiction by kiwiinama-chan. Find it at fanfiction.net

Prologue: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12579503/1/Hiro-s-Duty
Chapter I: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12579503/2/Hiro-s-Duty
Chapter II: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12579503/3/Hiro-s-Duty

Rating: Teen (for violence, mild language, gore,)
OTPs: Tadashi x Honey Lemon, Rancis x Candlehead, Hiro x Vanellope (WARNING! Vaniro is OPTIONAL! Their relationship is written to be interpreted as either platonic or romantic, so it’s really up to the reader.)

To rattle of my thank you’s,
All of my proof readers who got sucked into the story! Mika, Steven, Nehemiah, Gabrielle, and Abi, this would be such a mess if you guys hadn’t read it through first. Thank you so much!
To my parents, who spurred on my writing skills, thank you!
To @tsutei-kousen157 who did my lovely and gorgeous cover!!! AAAH! Thank you! It turned out epic!!!
And last but not least, to my sister, who gave me this idea in the first place, even though she hates Big Hero 6. Thank you bunches.

anonymous asked:

Could you do Todoroki for the who did it first special please ? Thank you~~

Todoroki Shouto

Who asked who out first?

You asked him. You more implied that you had a crush on him and would like to hang out, just the two of you, sometime. Todoroki took a second to understand the romantic context underneath, and wonders about how long you’d had a crush on him without him realizing. He agrees that hanging out together alone would be nice. 

Who initiated the first kiss?

You did. Todoroki still has to learn to read the mood of the room, knowing the more obvious signs, but not knowing the fact your eyes kept darting towards his lips meant you wanted a kiss. Instead of waiting for him, you decide to lead, asking if he would mind if you kissed him right then and there. He, of course, doesn’t mind at all. 

Who said I love you first?

You did. You can see the way his eyes light up when the words first leave your mouth; you wonder how often he’s been told that since his mom was hospitalized. You can see he’s struggling on what to say next but he finally settles on resting his forehead against yours, and telling you he loves you more. 

Who would have the others picture as their phone background?

Todoroki had Midoriya help him set you as his background, because he’s not too savvy with his phone. He likes to admire the picture quietly sometimes but shuts the screen off before anyone else can peer over and see what he’s looking at. 

Who proposes?

Todoroki does. He knows he’s supposed to get his fathers permission out of some sort of respect for him, but then he remembers he doesn’t have any, and goes to his mother instead. After a long, thoughtful talk with her is when he finally decides proposing and getting married to you would be the best decision he’s ever made in his life. 

Who does the dishes?

Todoroki generally does them without even asking, because he’s used to having some responsibility around the house. Mostly his sister would do them but to give her a break he’d fill in every once and awhile, and now it’s a peaceful activity that lets him reflect on his day. 

Who’s the first to wake up in the morning?

Todoroki, generally. Sometimes, you’re surprised to find him still sleeping at 10am but he’s been letting himself rest more after heavy days of training or patrolling on hero duty. He likes to wake up early, though, and always seems frazzled when he wakes up late, like he can’t catch up with the rest of the day. 

Who gets to pick the movie type on movie nights?

Todoroki lets you pick because he values your taste in movies, and also, he just doesn’t have a preference. He likes any type of movie in the long run, but likes ones especially with well-developed characters who learn a lesson by the end. He likes movies with sequels, too, because he likes following a characters journey. 

Who lavishes the other one in gifts?

Both of you are pretty eh about gifts, because there’s more to the relationship than that. Todoroki much prefers taking you out to festivals and places you’ve never been before to explore and observe the beauty of the outside world. He’s not above winning you a stuffed animal or two. 

Who worries more about the other?

Todoroki doesn’t like to think worst case scenario, so he doesn’t worry too often as he checks in with you regularly and spends time with you as much as he can. You, on the other hand, have a few things to worry about with him. His mental health for one, as his overbearing father has had a continuously negative effect on him over the years, and now that he’s getting better, you don’t want him to regress. 

Can we please take a minute to appreciate the fact that Izuku literally stepped into All Might’s life when he needed it most and vice versa???

My love for this series literally stems from, mostly, the characters. Because like listen–

When All Might first meets Izuku, he gets asked the question, “Can I become a hero without a quirk?” The Pro Hero, the Symbol of Peace, takes this moment to, more or less, crush a young boy’s dreams. And why would such a fantastic, smiling, powerful hero respond in this way? He’s supposed to be the people’s hero; a pillar of peace that brings all sort of happiness and comfort to those in need.

My belief is that his answer came from his own depression that’s he’s been forced to swallow down for the past five years. I mean, All for One ripped a hole in his gut and left him handicapped. In just a single fight, the Symbol of Peace was limited to just three hours a day of “hero time”, when he was so accustomed to just acting without worrying. For the first time ever, All Might was struck down and wasn’t sure how to get back up. He knew he was still deeply respected and he knew that even with the time limit, he would most definitely help those in need ( because that’s his job and that’s what he loved to do ) but also because he KNEW that the pillar he had spoken about with Nana, was something he had finally created and he would NOT let that fall apart - even if it meant putting his own health at risk. Despite feeling this way, he does fall prey to his own depression, which is obvious (ESPECIALLY SO IN THE ANIME) because of his telling himself that he’s not a real hero. He’s pathetic. He’s weak. All Might is constantly beating himself down because he knows he’s so highly respected, but there’s only a limited amount of what he can do to return that respect, thanks to All for One.

So, naturally, All Might keeps all his depression bottled up. He keeps working hard and putting his full focus on his hero duty and nothing else, because that’s all he’s ever known and a hero is never supposed to cave in to weakness. When Izuku finally asks his question, its natural that All Might responds in such a way, because he’s dealt with villains. He’s dealt with the devastation left behind from them: his scar is a sharp reminder of just what villains were capable of. And although his words come out harsh and cold, All Might responds this way because HE IS the Symbol of Peace and the last thing he wants is some quirkless boy getting his hopes up, getting into a battle, and then winding up with a massive hole in his gut that all but ruins his natural, daily and hero life. He doesn’t want such a young man to lose his life for such a foolish reason.

But then, Izuku, even despite telling himself that yup, that’s the end, still decides to sprint in and save Bakugou. Not because he wanted to be a hero. Not because he wanted to prove someone wrong. But because even without a quirk, Izuku WAS a hero. He acted for the sake of another - putting his own life at risk. It’s this action alone that truly inspires All Might and brings his focus back where it should be: he IS a hero - with or without his handicap, because he does everything and anything he can for those in need. And it’s because of this single action, that All Might moves too and pushes himself to save Bakugou, despite his limit having been reached.

And thus, he decides to let Izuku know exactly what he was thinking: the boy IS a hero and as such, he deserves to be treated and trained like one, and even bestowed a quirk.

Izuku helped All Might realize his worth just as much as All Might helped Izuku realize the same thing. And this relationship is a constant driving force for the both of them, because this cycle never ends. In small actions, the two of them are constantly reminding one another that they ARE worthy of being a hero.

One of my favorite scenes is the fight between All for One and All Might BECAUSE OF THIS RELATIONSHIP. Nighteye specifically told All Might that he was going to die and because of this, he truly believed that his fight with All for One would be his last. He prepared for and accepted it. But then, All for One makes the biggest mistake and brings up Izuku. He threatens him - promising to kill the boy.

And all of a sudden, All Might is just like, “Oh, no, no, no. No one threatens MY son!” He remembers Izuku, remembers what he’s done for him, and reminds himself that he has to help him grow and become a true hero, because he will NOT let this boy’s dream crumble and die. Not as a teacher, but as the man who was saved by the small, quirkless hero.

All Might pushes himself and guess what? He wins and survives. Why?

Because Izuku was there; right when he needed him most.

Soon To Be Parents

Originally posted by the-lost-time-traveller


Pairing: Barry Allen x Pregnant!Reader

Request: “Can you do a Barry allen imagines where the reader is his pregnant wife and she visits him one day at star labs wearing an animal onesie and everyone thinks it’s adorable how her belly looks while she’s wearing it.”

Word count: 933

A/N: I am happy to get requests from you and this is the second request I received. I hope that you liked it, hoping not to disappoint you. I would love to receive some feedbacks from you please, it doesn’t matter if they are positive or negative comments. Thank you.

- G. x

Warning: (Y/L/T) is Your Lip Type


You finished your antenatal check-up earlier than the expected time, so you decided to visit Barry at S.T.A.R. Labs. At first, you were so disappointed that he had to work on your check-up day, but then he promised you that he would arrive home earlier than the usual time.

Of course, Barry still needs to learn how to balance his husband duties and hero duties, even daddy duties soon, but you are always there to support him. You are a great wife and you knew that it would be hard to have a family with him, but you love Barry with all your heart and you are aware that he really needs someone who would understand his situation and that someone is you. No doubt. He wouldn’t have married you if not, duh!

You carefully walked in the cortex and you caught the team’s attention quickly. They stopped doing whatever they were doing and they quickly stood up.

“Honey!” Barry happily exclaimed and quickly ran towards you. He was surprised and happy to have you with him in that exact moment. He carefully hugged you, making sure that he doesn’t hurt your big baby bump. “I love it whenever you wear your unicorn onesie, you look so a-dork-able in it.” You both laughed and he pressed a quick, but sweet kiss on your red (Y/L/T) lips.

“OMG!” Caitlin then came to you and hugged you carefully. “You’re so adorable, (Y/N). No lies.”

“Thank you, Cait.” You smiled sweetly and you were fluttered for her kind comments.

“So, when is the adorable baby unicorn coming out?” Cisco asked jokingly and he made the team laugh out loud. You shook your head and hugged him.

“You will see the baby unicorn soon, it’s my due in a month or less.” You winked and he smiled widely. You also looked at Barry and you could tell that he was so excited to see your little angel. Who would’ve thought that Barry Allen loves babies that much? “You just need to be patient.”

“Right.” Cisco laughed and continued to eat his candy. “We’ll have Daddy Flash soon.”

“We surely will.” You agreed on Cisco’s affirmation.

“How awesome would it be to have a little Barry roaming around the Cortex in the future?” Barry fantasized loudly.

“That would be really cool.” Caitlin excitedly said. “I will be the godmother, okay?”

“Of course, Cait.” You assured her.

“Oh, now that I remembered, how did the check-up go?” Barry curiously asked as he led you on his comfortable computer chair. “Is everything fine? The baby has no problems and you are healthy, right?” You found it sweet that he was worrying about your state.

“I am fine, love, and so is our baby.” You assured him. “You don’t have to worry.”

“Thank God.” Barry was relieved. “I’m sorry that I wasn’t there.” He had a sad apologetic smile on his face.

“It’s okay, Daddy Bar.” You caressed his cheek with your right thumb as you mimic a little baby’s voice. “I know that you will be there when I come out from Mummy’s tummy.”

You earned a wide smile from Barry and his team. “I will, I promise baby.” He gently touched your tummy as he bowed and leave it a lovely kiss.

“Is it a boy or a girl?” Cisco questioned.

“Oh, I have the ultrasound picture here.” You handed them an envelope and they took the picture out. They were amazed on how beautiful your baby was and they were so happy for you and Barry.

“A boy!” Cisco and Caitlin happily shouted.

“Barry, he looks just like you.” Caitlin exclaimed. Barry smiled widely and looked at you, giving a what-did-I-told-you look. You rolled your eyes and pouted.

“Sorry, (Y/N),” Caitlin bit her lower lip. “but I can see little Barry in here.”

You then smiled widely. “It’s okay, I am not offended.” Barry laughed silently and you slapped his chest playfully.

“So, have you decided how to call him?” Cisco then asked, trying to change the subject of your conversation.

“Not yet. (Y/N) and I can’t decide because we keep on fighting over it.” Barry playfully responded.

“Barry’s just unfair. I carry the baby for nine months and he doesn’t want to give me the honour of giving our baby’s name.” You pouted as you complained. Caitlin and Cisco laughed about your behaviour with your beloved husband.

“What name does Barry want to give?” Cisco curiously asked as he was savouring his candy.

“Bartholomew Henry Allen, junior.” Your voice tone was annoyed. Caitlin and Cisco laughed loudly and they stopped only when Barry gave them a death glare. You then laughed for your husband’s actions.

“No offense, Bar,” Cisco said, trying not to laugh. “but If I were you, I would give (Y/N) the honour of giving your baby his name.”

“I agree.” Caitlin nodded her head for several times. “Trust me.”

Barry pouted and the three of you just laughed at Barry’s melancholic expression on his face.

“Oh, c’mon hubby!” You rolled your eyes as you caressed his cheek. “You don’t have to worry, I am good at giving names.” You gave him a quick kiss on his cheek.

“Alright, I am giving you the honour.” He smiled widely as he accepted the defeat.

“Don’t be sad.” You winked. “At least, he got his looks from you.”

Everybody in the room laughed and you were so euphoric that you and your baby are surrounded by wonderful people.

“And with that, we’re just fair.” You added and he kissed you on your temple as he chuckled silently.


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cuddling headcannos with aizawa, todoroki and kacchan pretty pretty plz

Aizawa Shouta

When it’s cold and dark at night while he’s out tending to his hero duties capturing numerous villains, the only thing that keeps him going through the long hours is the thought of him coming home to see you sleeping soundly in his bed. Him crawling under the sheets with you and trying not to wake you up, but typically failing miserably and he meets with your eyes softly fluttering open, and he places a gentle kiss to your lips and mutters you to go back to sleep as he takes you in his arms and nuzzles his face deep into your neck and drifts off to sleep along with you. And when sunlight filters the room, Aizawa wakes up to see your face first thing in the morning and starts off his day the right way he only knows how and that’s by smothering you with lazy morning cuddles.

Todoroki Shouto

Todoroki always needs a little sweetness in his life after everything he has gone through regarding his father and upbringing, and cuddling with you makes him forget everything bad that has ever happened to him even if it’s only temporarily. He loves the sheer intimacy, closeness, and the constant contact with someone that he cherishes deeply as he’s holding you in his arms or you’re the one that’s holding him. It makes his heart flutter with happiness and takes him to a place where he can feel safe, protected and wanted. Todoroki very much enjoys cuddling with you in any way, shape or form because something as simple as having you in his embrace is the greatest and most magical feeling ever.

Bakugou Katsuki

Bakugou adores the scent of your shampoo that lingers in your hair and providing a heavenly smell when you’re resting your head over his heart and tapping the beats on his chest or arm. He finds that whenever you idly drum, tap or trace your delicate fingers along his skin or the patterns of his shirt it always manages to calm him down after going through a long and stressful day. He always comes to you at the end of the day (or expects you to come to his dorm) for some sweet snuggles and alone time because he just feels so close and so at home when you both are laying in bed with tangled sheets and cuddling together. It’s a very heartwarming experience that he enjoys quite a lot and can never get enough of.

Valentine Drabbles: OPM

I’m gonna post some of my fav pairs tonight as a Happy Valentine’s Day to all you wonderful folks. First up is One Punch Man. 

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Saitama x Genos

When Genos returned home, the apartment was fragrant with herbs, spices and the scent of cooking meat. There had been a little bit of concern that his S-class hero duties would keep him from spending Valentine’s Day with his Sensei, but evidently the monster was eliminated before he had had to handle it.

“Oi, Genos!” Saitama called from the kitchen. “That was quick.”

“Yes, it took more time for me to check in and out at the Hero Association HQ than to address the threat.” Genos glanced around the kitchen, which appeared to be in a bit of…disorder. When he saw Saitama’s uniform hanging up in the bathroom, he asked, “Sensei, did you confront a creature today?”

“Oh, yeah, on the way to the grocery store. Big one, too.”

“…And…what are you cooking for dinner, Sensei?”

Saitama looked up from stirring the large pot of diced vegetables and meat. “Well, it’s Valentine’s Day, so I thought…heart?”

Genos didn’t really have a stomach as such that could turn, but he did make a face. “…was it…a discount, Sensei?”

Saitama didn’t answer.

“Sensei.”

“Come on! It would have just gone to waste!”

Resolutely, Genos walked over and turned off the burner. “I will be taking us out to eat.”

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Metal Bat x Garou

“Here we go, and…hold hands. On. A chair. Dammit.”

“Oh yeah, that’s the stuff. Give it to me, Badd. Give me that big manly hand.”

“A’right, a’right, maybe this wasn’t a great idea.”

Badd tossed the sex dice into the drawer and fell backwards on the bed. Nothing was working. Remnants of the feather tickler were strewn all over the bedroom floor (lesson learned: Garou’s sensitivity made him decidedly against being touched too softly). A wooden sex chair was broken in the corner (thank gods that Badd didn’t get more than two or three splinters, and nowhere sensitive). And the trashy magazine that had given Badd these ideas was thrown across the room.

“I give up,” Badd huffed. “There’s just…nothin’ new for us. Sorry, babe.”

“I’m so disappointed,” the Human Monster said, deadpan, even as he slid behind Badd, pulling him back so he was sitting between his legs. “Guess I should just pack my bags and go find the next hero on my list to get off on.”

“Liar.” Badd gave him a chuck under the chin. “You know yer shit would only fit in one bag.”

“Point.” Garou nosed at the top of his hair. “Let’s watch a movie.”

“Somethin’ funny.”

“Deadpool, then.”

As Garou turned it on, Badd grabbed his pillow and one of the blankets and curled up on his side. Garou pressed himself against his back, hand rubbing his belly as he spooned him. Badd sighed, contentedly, and they had barely gotten a few minutes into the film before he had rolled over and Garou was leaning over him into a long, leisurely kiss.

“I don’t care what we’re doing,” Garou finally said when he had only pulled back long enough to catch his breath. “I’m not getting tired of you.”

Badd gave his neck an affectionate rub. “Okay.”

“Besides, I’m the one who’s really boring. You’re a hero the rest of the time. I just hang out and eat your food.”

Badd laughed. “Ya also get shit off the top shelves so I don’t gotta use the step ladder.”

“Riveting.”

“I’m playin.’ You’re…the best.” His thumbs moved to stroke Garou’s eyebrows, his other fingers lingering at his temples and cheeks. “I like watchin’ ya do stuff around the house. You’re like…an animal or somethin.’ Always graceful and lean and…I don’t know. Can’t take my eyes off of ya.”

That must have satisfied him, because Garou rumbled and went back to kissing him, hands and hips beginning to move, and Badd smiled, immediately and thoroughly enthralled by his touch. Maybe they didn’t have to worry about changing things up after all.   

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Mumen x Sonic

When Sonic woke up, Mumen was holding his hand.

He blinked at the bespectacled hero, who appeared to be very awake. Perhaps for some time. He was giving him that dewy-eyed expression of love that seemed to be on his face at least 90% of the time.

“Morning,” Sonic grunted.

“Good morning. Sleep well?”

“Hm,” he answered, stretching and then moving to curl up again under the covers…if not for Mumen’s hand. Sonic narrowed his eyes at him. It wasn’t that he didn’t appreciate Mumen’s touch, but he usually allowed him a certain amount of space in which to wake up.

“Do you know what today is?” Mumen chirped.

“Perhaps. I don’t, however, know why you are refusing to let go of my hand.”

Mumen held on even tighter at that. “Sometimes, on days like today, I’ll ask and you will run off and disappear. Sometimes you’ll come back later. Or not. So. Now if you’re going to Speed-of-Sound away, I’m coming too.”

Sonic stared at him silently, and then smiled. One of his…less than wholesome expressions. “Bet you think you’ve thought of everything, hero.”

Mumen’s confidence seemed to falter, but before he could let go, Sonic was up like a shot, dragging Mumen…exactly ten feet into the dining room. He had set out an assortment of flowers and gifts with plates for a breakfast that now just needed to be cooked. There were chocolates as well, and assorted tea. Mumen opened his eyes, which he had had screwed shut after making an extremely amusing sound at the sudden change from zero to a hundred miles per hour, and breathed a huge happy sigh.

“Looks like you didn’t take into account that I would remember,” Sonic said softly, kissing his cheek.