Oh man oh man. Season 3 gave me the klangst/langst I NEEDED.
Their co-leadership moments showed their give-and-take relationship so beautifully. It was about them working together through their best and worst and keeping each other in check in order to keep Voltron working cohesively.
First, the “hey man” scene. Iconic.
What kills me here is that EVERYONE looks at Lance to comfort Keith. Previously he was just seen as the “goofball” but the team recognizes in this moment that Lance is actually the best person for this. He’s the one closest to Keith on the team right now and knows him better than anyone else, despite being rivals.
BUT even though everyone looks to Lance to comfort Keith,Lance doesn’t look back. His eyes are always on Keith and he doesn’t need to be prompted or pushed to go to him, it’s just something he knows he needs to do as his boyfriend.
Next, the lion shakeups. Obviously the red lion recognizes something similar in both Keith and Lance that allows them to pilot her.
Because they have such different personalities, the ability for both of them to pilot the red lion speaks volumes not only about their compatibility with the lion, but their compatibility with each other. This is another important point that shows how Keith and Lance balance each other out.
Another one. Keith struggling to lead the team at first. He’s got his eyes set on destroying Lotor’s ship despite the conditions on planet Thayserix and how everyone else is struggling to stick together and communicate.
He literally rejects Pidge’s suggestions to abort mission and does the opposite of what she says when they arrive on Thayserix. The only person that is able to keep him in line is Lance, which we see multiple times especially throughout the first several episodes.
Keith, the self-professed loner, following his personal goals by breaking away from the group, would’ve gotten Voltron torn to shreds to without Lance reeling him in and keeping his priorities straight.
And Lance coming to Keith with his insecurities about being a paladin? Amazing.
Lance needs Keith’s advice and comfort just as much as Keith needed him to shape his leadership style. They have this beautiful yin-and-yang relationship where they’re not afraid to lean on each other when one is feeling lost, confused, scared.
All in all, I think Keith/Lance co-leadership is really good at highlighting their strengths, weaknesses, and parity. I hope to see more them in this dynamic in future seasons!
i know i keep coming back to the space mall but hear me out: let’s just say as months pass the paladins gain more and more attention from the rest of the known universe, to the point they’re almost like celebrities (i wonder if autographs and merch and m&g are a thing in space but i can imagine stuff like that happening. you know at the end of the avengers, where ppl start to imitate the heroes’s hair, or have tattooes or do graffitis those kinda stuff). during a random stop at the space mall there’s a space newsagent’s and there’s this one magazine who has them on the cover and full of your average readbait (?) titles of every typical teen magazine. a special insert about slav and his alternative universes theory, interviews with the paladins, gossip columns in which it’s discussed whether keith and lance are together or not (which makes them blush furiously and makes keith use his cracky voice for a while) and special posters a la zarkon in the sm episode. except that none of them has ever sat down on an interview with the locals, and they’ve never done photoshoots.
“I didn’t pose for this???”
“Why did they publish the photo from my bad angle???”
“Who wrote these????”
“Oh my god guys do we have….space paparazzi??”
“I never revealed my skin routine to this magazine what the hell????”
“hey…they called me gorgeous man again eheh….”
“why do i look like i haven’t slept in years”
“cuz it’s true.”
and so on. i’ll let you imagine who said each one but….it’s clear i think ;)
♥ DISNEY’S MULAN SENTENCE STARTERS ↳ feel free to adjust sentences to make it fit your muse better!
❛ Would you like to stay for dinner? ❜
❛ Would you like to stay forever? ❜
❛ My children never caused such trouble. They all became acupuncturists. ❜
❛ No! Your great-granddaughter had to be a cross-dresser! ❜
❛ The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. ❜
❛ You don’t meet a girl like that every dynasty. ❜
❛ They’re gifts, to honor the family. ❜
❛ The greatest gift and honor… is having you for a daughter. ❜
❛ My little baby, off to destroy people. ❜
❛ I’ve heard a great deal about you. ❜
❛ My powers are beyond your mortal imagination. ❜
❛ Oooh! All right, that’s it! Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family! ❜
❛ Make a note of this: dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow. ❜
❛ I’m just nervous. I’ve never done this before. ❜
❛ Then you’re gonna have to trust me. And don’t you slap me no more. ❜
❛ Okey-dokey, let’s get this show on the road! ❜
❛ The truth is, we’re both frauds. ❜
❛ Your ancestors never sent me, they don’t even like me. ❜
❛ What? What do you mean you’re not lucky? You lied to me? ❜
❛ And what are you, a sheep? ❜
❛ I will never pass for a perfect bride. ❜
❛ Now I see, that if I were truly to be myself, I would break my family’s heart. ❜
❛ Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me? ❜
❛ Why is my reflection someone I don’t know? ❜
❛ Somehow I cannot hide who I am, though I’ve tried. ❜
❛ When will my reflection show who I am inside? ❜
❛ One family reunion comin’ right up. ❜
❛ Okay, people, people, look alive. ❜
❛ Rise and shine. Y'all way past the beauty sleep thing, trust me. ❜
❛ Great. She brings home a sword. If you ask me, she should’ve brought home a man. ❜
❛ Hey, get outta there! You gonna make people sick! ❜
❛ Now remember, it’s your first day of trainin’, so listen to your teacher and no fightin’, play nice with the other kids, unless, of course, one of the other kids wanna fight, then you have to kick the other kid’s butt. ❜
❛ But I don’t wanna kick the other kid’s butt. ❜
❛ Don’t talk with your mouth full. Now let’s see your war face. ❜
❛ Ooh, I think my bunny slippers just ran for cover. ❜
❛ The Huns are alive! They’re in the city! ❜
❛ You don’t belong here. Go home. ❜
❛ I saw them in the mountains. You have to believe me! ❜
❛ Why else would I come back? ❜
❛ My, what beautiful blossoms we have this year. But look, this one’s late. But I’ll bet that when it blooms, it will be the most beautiful of all. ❜
❛ I tire of your arrogance, old man. Bow to me! ❜
❛ No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it. ❜
❛ I liiiiiiiiiive! ❜
❛ I… ring the gong. ❜
❛ You are the craziest man I’ve ever met, and for that I owe you my life. ❜
❛ You’re king of the mountain! ❜
❛ I’m gonna hit you so hard, it’ll make your ancestors dizzy. ❜
❛ Well, he doesn’t talk about me much. ❜
❛ I can see why. The boy is an absolute lunatic. ❜
❛ I’ve a girl at home who’s unlike any other… ❜
❛ Yeah, the only girl who’d love him is his mother. ❜
❛ My ancestors sent a little lizard to help me? ❜
❛ Hey! Dragon. Dra-gon, not lizard. I don’t do that tongue thing. ❜
❛ My little baby’s all grown up and… and savin’ China. You have a tissue? ❜
❛ That was vile! You owe me big. ❜
❛ I never want to see a naked man again. ❜
❛ Hey, don’t look at me, I ain’t biting no more butts. ❜
❛ Looks like you’re all out of ideas. ❜
❛ Insubordinate ruffians! You men owe me a new pair of slippers! ❜
❛ And I do not squeal like a girl. ❜
❛ Urgent news from the General. ❜
❛ Citizens, I need firepower. ❜
❛ Um… You… You fight good. ❜
❛ Ah, you ain’t worth my time, chicken boy. ❜
❛ Say that to my face, you limp noodle! ❜
❛ Let’s get down to business. ❜
❛ Did they send me daughters when I asked for sons? ❜
❛ Mister, I’ll make a man out of you. ❜
❛ I’ll get that arrow, pretty boy, and I’ll do it with my shirt on. ❜
❛ They popped out of the snow, like daisies! ❜
❛ I don’t need anyone causing trouble in my camp. ❜
❛ Does this dress make me look fat? ❜
❛ You missed! How could you miss? He was three feet from you! ❜
❛ It is an honor to protect my country and my family. ❜
I know my place! It is time you learned yours. ❜
I’m doomed! And all ‘cause Miss Man decides to take her little drag show on the road. ❜
A single grain of rice can tip the scale. ❜
Just because I look like a man doesn’t mean I have to smell like one. ❜
A/N: I was bit stumped since I has been pumping out stories for the week i’ll be gone for hours but here it is
Warnings: angst, fluff
You looked at the pregnancy test in horror.
Tears streamed down your face as you sat on your toilet, alone in the bunker, staring and the pregnancy test in your hands. You grabbed your phone and, after a few tries a dialing her number since you were shaking so hard, called Ellen. She picked up after three rings.
Back with another thing because I really have no self control when it comes to writing about Peter Parker. The amount of blogs I followed recently have definitely went up - I used to mostly follow tumblrs for animals because they are all cute and I love looking at their photos. But that aside, I really want to try and explore Ned more cause I really enjoy him too but perhaps, one thing at a time.
PS: Remember that sneak peek thing I did? It’s still nowhere near done but it’s over 7000 words already and I think it’s safe to say that it’s Beauty and The Beast inspired AU. Anyways, I don’t know when that will see the light so enjoy reading this - 1.6k of hopefully, floof!
Ned Leeds takes pride in being Peter
Parker’s closest friend and quite possibly one of his best friends too. He also
takes pride in the fact that Peter confides in him about quite a lot of things.
So of course, Ned is well aware of Peter’s secret alter-ego: The Spiderman. Ned
likes to think that he knows quite a lot of things and that is a statement not
a suggestion. He knows that Peter rejected The Tony Starks’ offer about moving
upstate and becoming an official member of the Avengers. He also knows that
Peter’s Aunt May knows about Peter being The Spiderman. In short, Ned knows
quite a lot of things about Peter that would take too long to list out even if
he has a lot of time on his hands. Out of all of those things that Ned knows –
he is quite sure that Peter does not know about his own growing crush on you.
Ned brings his tray of food towards the
table where Peter is currently sitting, pining after you. It is almost comical
to see him like this – a few months ago, Peter had the same expression as the
both of them looked on Liz Allen putting up the homecoming poster; good times. Whenever
Peter develops a crush on someone, it’s never subtle and being the supportive
best friend that he is, of course, he would join Peter by the table and copied
his exact position: elbow to the table, resting his chin in his palm as he too
stares in the same direction Peter is staring at.
To no one’s surprise – especially not Ned’s
because he definitely already expected this – Peter is staring longingly,
dreamingly, lovingly at you. Ned wonders how long he can keep this up before Peter
finally realizes what Ned is doing. When Peter lets out a sigh, Ned could not
help but snicker causing the latter’s elbow to slide off the table in surprise.
Peter looks at Ned, eyes wide. “Hey, man –
you startled me.” He shakes his head before glancing in the direction he had
been looking earlier and when he looks back at Ned, Ned is smirking at him –
the glint in his eyes is scaring Peter just a little bit. “I don’t have a crush
on Y/N.” He hisses quietly to Ned who lets out a laugh, patting his back.
“I didn’t say anything though, Peter.” Ned
points out, chuckling under his breath before turning to look at Peter. His
cheeks are slightly flush and the tips of his ears are red too. Peter sputters
incoherently before looking away from Ned – this time to slowly eat his
forgotten lunch. Ned snickers quietly to himself and begins to eat his food.
The two of them are quiet for a while
before Ned decides to check on Peter again. Peter is back to staring at you
again and Ned slowly leans in towards Peter, his lips are almost touching Peter’s
ear now and whispers, “You’re staring again.” Surprised by Ned’s voice, Peter
hits his knees on the table, letting out a curse word so loud some people
turned to glance at the two of them, including you. His eyes widen and
dismisses them before turning to look at Ned.
“What?” He spits out, rubbing his stinging
knees. His heart is racing a mile a minute because he can feel your eyes on his
back before you look away.
Ned pulls back, a smug smirk on his face. “Y/N;
you were practically drooling a minute ago.” He snickers causing Peter to punch
him lightly in the arm. Ned feigns hurt. “Ow – stop using your power to hurt
me, Peter.” Peter waves his hands right in front of Ned, looking around
frantically to see if anyone heard him, shushing him.
“You are so loud, Ned!” Peter whines. “Why
don’t you announce it to the entire world then – no, Ned, that was not me
giving you permission. It’s still a secret and you’ve promised.” Peter reminds
Ned who simply nods his head. He is only teasing Peter – it’s not like he
really will tell anyone Peter’s darkest kept secret. “And no, I was not
drooling.” Peter murmurs as he returns back to his seat, letting out a sigh.
“Yeah, you’re right.” Ned nods his head.
He sees that you have stopped talking with your friends now and MJ is pulling
you in the direction of the table the two of them are currently at so Ned
decides to speed things up. “I mean; why would anyone even have a crush on Y/N?
Like what would anyone see in her?”
Peter frowns. “What?” He exclaims, a
little bit affronted with what Ned had just said. “Why would anyone not like
Y/N? She is beyond amazing, nice and have you ever heard her laugh? Literally
the entire world just stops and it’s like – “ Peter stops talking altogether
and stares at Ned in surprise. Ned stares back before Peter groans and buries
his head in his hands. “I can’t believe I fell for that.” He groans once more.
Ned smiles to himself before he nudges
Peter. Peter mumbles incoherently through his fingers before lifting his head
up. Ned motions for Peter to look across their table and the moment Peter turns
around, he almost falls off from the bench because standing right across their
table are MJ and the person he had just been talking about! His eyes widen
(almost comically to Ned) when he realizes what had just happened.
“How long, how long have you been stand –
standing there?” Peter stutters as he stares at the both of you. If only he had
the ability to make the earth swallow him whole, he would gladly use that and
never come out to the surface ever again because he is just extremely
horrified, embarrassed and afraid of the rejection to come and he had only just
realized he has feelings for you too!
MJ smirks at him before stepping aside,
causing you to be in Peter’s direct view. Your cheeks are beat red and you know
even without looking at the mirror that your face is red. You cannot believe
your ears to be quite honest! Peter Parker – the same guy you have been
crushing on ever since you entered this high school sorta, kinda probably has a
crush on you too? Is this why MJ was very adamant that you should really meet
and talk to Peter? Had she known?
“Long enough, you nerd.” MJ says with
mirth in her eyes. This is definitely one of the best things that has ever happened
without her interference. She leans forward to hi-five Ned. Ned grins widely at
her. “Now let’s leave the kids alone, Ned.” MJ instructs, snickering to herself
at the slight panic and affronted looks both you and Peter have.
Ned brings his tray with him when he
leaves with MJ, the both of them giggling over what they have just orchestrated.
That leaves Peter and you staring at each other, shyly.
“Um – can I sit beside you?” You finally
managed to gather the courage to ask him. Peter’s jaw drops slightly before he
nods his head a couple of times, causing you to giggle quietly as you round the
table to sit beside him. Peter is staring at you all the while and you tuck
your hair behind your ear before looking back at him. “We, uh, haven’t formerly
met but um, I’m Y/N,” You tell him.
“I’m Peter – Peter Parker, yeah, yeah, uh,
so how much of the conservation – I mean conversation did you hear?” Peter asks
as he rubs the back of his neck sheepishly, glancing at you. It feels a little
bit surreal right now – he honestly cannot believe he fell for the oldest trick
in the book and he also almost cannot believe his two friends have set him up.
You shrug your shoulders, not really
wanting to tell Peter you heard the entire thing because you really do not want
to embarrass him any further. Your silence is probably answer enough for Peter
and he groans before nodding his head, murmuring under his breath.
You reach over to place your hand on top
of Peter’s causing the latter to stiffen slightly as he slowly lifts his head
to stare at you with his eyes wide. “If it makes you feel any better, I, um,
kinda like you?”
To Peter, your words are as unexpected as
they are welcome and he nods his head, trying his hardest to fight the grin
that threatened to appear on his face. “Yeah, um, it actually does,” Peter
turns his hand around so that he can actually hold your hand in his. You smile
at your joined hands and look at Peter’s smiling face. “I like you a lot, Y/N
and uh, would you want to go on a date? With me? After school?” He questions,
instantly resulting in a small giggle from you as you nod your head.
“I’d love to, Peter.” You tighten your
hold on Peter’s hand and his expression goes bright as he nods his head. The
bell rings and the two of you are startled out of the moment. You bite the
inside of your cheek to stop yourself from frowning because you really want to
spend some more time with Peter.
your reluctance, Peter touches the side of your face softly. He gives you a
smile that is able to instantaneously makes you feel better. “How about – can I
- I walk – walk you to class?” Peter looks at you expectantly and you nod your
head. The smile on his face grows bigger and he stands up from the bench before
helping you up. There are still a few people around the cafeteria but they were
not paying attention much. The two of you are able to have a few more minutes
to yourselves as Peter walks you to your class, still holding your hand.