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New Girl Season 6: Alternative Version

It’s Sunday night and I’ve got nothing better to do, so here are some random ideas of plots/scenes I had for this season. Not all of them make a lot of sense but I just wanted to show that we didn’t need Robby or that much of Reagan there and that they could’ve wrote more stuff to Cece and showed Nick’s growth in other ways. Some of these are just adapted ideas of actual episodes on the show. I don’t even know if someone will have the patience to read it because it’s a really long post because I don’t know how to be short and direct when I write. I just wanted to post these somewhere, so here we go:

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anonymous asked:

Do you have any Katsa/Po headcanons? Or just Graceling headcanons in general?

po is really, really good with his tongue. like…. good. with his lips and tongue.   

katsa does not mind letting him know this. he has the extremely useful ability of knowing exactly how she is responding to everything and they both love it, especially po, who really enjoys putting his tongue to good use

they both really like getting reactions out of each other. po wanders around shirtless as much as possible, on the road or at his castle or even in inns sometimes, and makes sure to do some artful flexing to show off his tattoos. katsa thinks inappropriate things at him in public and in council meetings. they have to rush to find a broom closet as soon as possible.

on a more serious side, katsa does help establish training schools/programs for girls and women across the kingdoms! she starts small, and po helps her, stopping by towns and villages and working with each girl one by one, giving money and resources to the people (especially when randa starts denouncing katsa’s inheritance), leaving responsibility with men they trust to help continue the training. 

helda begins to harangue po about marriage almost as much as she does katsa. why WOULDN’T you marry him, katsa,,, ur reputation, katsa…. (HELDA SHE LOVES YOU BUT HER REPUTATION) 

katsa and po have a lot of bumps in the road as they figure out separation and reunion and how hard it is to be apart. but they both make sure they don’t forget how important it is to talk out their feelings, and even though they fight and cry and it’s tough, they always manage to figure it out.

skye gets a brief crush on giddon and katsa is HORRIFIED. SHE LIKED YOU, SKYE. SHE TRUSTED YOU

Romance readers: What’s your least favorite trope in the genre?

Now that I’m reading more widely than my old fantasy-romance bubble, where characters rarely had sex on the page and sometimes didn’t even get that far (a few of my favorites actually ended with a first kiss between the leads), I’ve discovered that I hate The Unexpected Baby trope.

Sure, couples, have sex! Have lots of it! Screw like rabbits!

But authors, don’t make the plot hinge on getting the woman knocked up when she didn’t plan to be! It’s asinine.

My objection isn’t that it doesn’t happen in real life–of course it does–but I’ve got a few others.

How often do couples who decide to stay together for a baby’s sake, especially in a new relationship, actually work out?

The mindset I’ve seen in these Oops-Preggers Heroines have mostly been, “Wow, this isn’t when I thought I’d have a baby, but why the hell not? I love this man I met last month/two weeks ago/the day before yesterday with all my heart and soul!” Un-freaking-realistic.

The only acceptable response by the guy that can lead to your typical HEA ending is “Sure, let’s get married and keep the baby!” Life is way more complicated than that, but in a romance-novel context, any hero who keeps a level head and says, “Let’s decide if this is really a good idea” comes off as an ass. (Or I imagine he would, if I ever read a novel where that happened.)

I want to make it clear–I’m not dragging any real-life women who have gone through this, no matter what the outcome of either the pregnancy or the relationship. No sweeping generalizations here.

But glamorizing unplanned pregnancy in romance novels is good for EXACTLY NO ONE.

So, what’s your least favorite trope, and why does it irk you? Or what do you think of The Unexpected Baby, and have you read any works where it was handled well?

ask-crayon-the-homeless-artist  asked:

i'm not suggesting he's a father figure, it would be 100% just donation, but that would be a massive sign of trust from her parents to him. She might remember him 20 years on, but like, only VERY very slightly. More as the playmate who occasionally came over and was super down to give piggy back rides and tumble about with her. And had no issue with dragon drool. Like, even her mums would get sick of dragon drool. Not her. And not memory person.

Oh no, I gotchya! And that Tech would be pretty happy to do. Though even if he was a donor, he’d still be attached to the little booger. ;3 

How does Tech keep having these badass children

anonymous asked:

I have a feeling that few of the parents do know Jugheads dad is the leader of the Serpents and keeping that secret from the kids. As in Fred, Hermione, Mayor McCoy and the Sheriff.

i don’t see how NOBODY could know. riverdale is a small town, even if he lives in south side, i can’t see how none of the people fp grew up with know that he’s a serpent. hermione obviously does because she was interacting with him in the last episode, but she’s been out of riverdale for awhile, so she probably doesn’t know he’s jughead’s dad. i feel like at the very least sheriff keller must know. the whole episode they kept mentioning that the drive-in had become a cesspool of crime, so surely the sheriff has cruised by and seen fp 

on a slightly unrelated note, i wonder if part of the reason the serpents agreed to help lower the value of the drive-in is because fp was hoping it would force jughead to move back in with him 

Magical destines and i think Connie Maheswaran should not have a gem ancestor

remember: this is my opinion if you feel differently that’s fine. if it ends up that Connie does have a gem ancestor then that’s fine, the crew can do what they want, it’s their show. this is just why I believe it’s a bad idea

now, I do think this would clear up some things like how she’s able to wield, not just lift, but wield a weapon made for a woman like 5 times her size, fuse and what-not. but from a story-telling perspective, it really takes her arc and just dunks it right into the trash


Connie’s arc is “I’m a regular girl, magical things just don’t happen to people like me”

and, suddenly they did

Connie’s story shows you don’t need to have a big important magical destiny to do magical things.

and I cannot stress how important that message is

as someone who was very much in Connie’s position at her age, I can tell you first hand how helpful a character like this could have been, that you can work for your abilities rather than just be born with them.

here’s another thing, if they do this it won’t be adding onto Connie’s arc

but Steven’s

before we’ve been shown him being self-conscience about being a hybrid before, it would just make sense for another gem hybrid to make a debut, why not use an existing character then make an entirely new one.

and this show is known for making sense, it’s kinda predictable in that respect. if you will, take a mental journey back to before Jailbreak. and the ‘garnet is a fusion’ theories. if memory serves, we could predict not only the garnet was a fusion (not that hard, she has two gems guys)

but that she was a fusion between Ruby and Sapphire, two gems types that are never even mentioned pre-jailbreak

now back in the present, it strikes me as vaguely reminiscent of this theory. evidence that isn’t addressed and an extensive fan-theory that ‘proves’ not only the theory but the related type of gem (turquoise I believe).

this may sound solid, but the crew knows us by now, don’t you think they should know how to pull a fast one?

either way, I just don’t think sacrificing Connie’s arc for Steven’s is a good idea.

anonymous asked:

How do you think Rika - the real Rika - would feel about you and V? Did she even know he was into guys?

She doesn’t know. I…don’t think there’s a point in telling her. It’s probably better if no one does.;;

Can we just talk about how Greg Universe is the most kindest guy ever?

He KNOWS very well who BD is, he knows she is one of the 4 leaders that tried to colonize Earth and hollow it out which would have had ultimately killed ALL of its life, who fought in the war against Rose, he doesn’t even need to sympathize with her here. BD clearly shows no interest in hurting or antagonizing him; she simply wonders what he is doing here, how his kind managed to survive here for so long, whilst her sister Diamond perished. 

But Greg does, he does sympathizes with her, he sympathizes with her loss. Even sharing his own experience with it. Even Blue Diamond herself recognizes just how kind Greg is being here, “Its a shame. There’s a Geo weapon incubating in your planet that will destroy everything, shortly. But…you don’t deserve that, do you?Wow, Greg. You seduced not only the leader of the rebellion, but then seduced one of the leaders of the established government. You need to chill with your awesomely lovable and sincere nature, buddy bow chicka wow wow

Even when she nabs him up and heads to her Palanquin, downright KIDNAPPING him (just with somewhat more well-intentions) his tone to her doesn’t change, he is still polite and refers to her as an authority of respect, “Please, your highness!”  I just can’t get over how beautiful of a person Greg Universe is, its no mystery where Steven gets it from.  

“how did you know that it was over? that you should leave him?”, she asks her best friend.

“simple. i asked myself two questions: do i love him? and, does he make me happy?”


“yes, yes i love him. but no, he doesn’t make me happy. and just being in love with someone isn’t enough. if that someone can’t make you happy, all the love in the world can’t help you. you will just end up destroying yourself for someone who isn’t even worth it.”

—  e.s. // all the love in the world can’t help you.

So I was sitting down at my kitchen table eating pasta when I had this thought.

Tikki’s favorite re-energizing food is cookies

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Plagg is a cheese freak

Originally posted by hikayagami

(This is my new favorite gif)

But then I realized…

Adrien also really likes baked goods (when he gets them, that is…)

Originally posted by letadrieneat

But that made me think… is their favorite food the same as their other half’s kwami?

Is Marinette’s favorite food

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Originally posted by everybody-loves-to-eat

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I hope she does…

The big four sitting at lunch together.

Alya: Hey Marinette, what’s your favorite type of food?

Nino: I could have told you that one.

Adrien: Really? What is it?

Marinette: *honestly unaware of favorite type of food and a little offended that Nino thinks he knows the answer* I honestly don’t know what it is, so please enlighten us, Nino.

Nino: *with a big smile on his face* Cheese.

Adrien: *slightly taken aback at this new development*

MArinette: *Thinking back on her life and slowly realizing he was right.*

Alya: Dude, how do you even know that?

Nino: First of all, she has cheesecake for her birthday cake every year. Second, last year she hosted a big study party with a bunch of kids from our class and she made a pasta dish. While she was cooking Kim asked if she had enough pasta and sauce with her cheese and Marinette just dumped an entire container of parmesan cheese into the pot and said, “Not quite.” So yeah, cheese is her favorite food.

Marinette: *glances down at plate which is literally that exact same recipe with just as much cheese as Nino described from the party*

Alya: I’m a little shocked, but I am mostly impressed.

Plagg in Adrien’s shirt pocket: Marry her.

Does Kara have a period? I mean, I don’t know how Kryptonian bodies work or if their internal organs are the same as ours or if they have uteri or testes or how their reproduction even works but do you think that Kara learned that periods were a thing on earth for people with uteri and planned out one week a month in which to pretend she had cramps and allowed herself to be a little extra moody and always carried around tampons and pads, so that she could give them to people whenever they asked if anybody had any extras? Do you think that she kept a bottle of Motrin in her backpack, despite the fact that she had no use for it, and offered one up every time a classmate complained about cramps or migraines?

Do you think she got really confused at Playtex commercials because “Alex, why don’t you ever run down the beach when you’re menstruating? Why is that liquid blue? Is that what menstrual blood looks like? Alex, why are you laughing?”

so i’ve been thinking a lot about how mary hardly ever explains herself. she lets other people (sherlock) do the talking. all she does is listen and nod. even when she’s supposed to come clean about who she is in HLV, she asks sherlock “how much do you know already?” and he goes babbling. pretty much all we know about her, we know from sherlock. she doesn’t explain why she shot sherlock, she doesn’t say she was the one phoning the ambulance, she doesn’t explain it was just ‘surgery’. all these answers come from sherlock. how much do you think sherlock has wrongly assumed about her and she just went with it? one of the rare things she did confess is that a.g.r.a were her initials and we just found out that was a lie.

Lapis Lazuli Theory

So, I usually don’t make theory posts, but this most recent round of leaks got me thinking and I haven’t seen any posts addressing this yet, or at least not the way I see it. 

In the song sung by Yellow Diamond, we find out the uses for a few gems, including Lapis. A few theories out there hung up on the idea of terraforming literally meaning “make like earth”, especially in the context of Si-Fi, but I don’t agree with this statement. While yes, the dictionary definition of terraforming is used in this method, a LOT of landscaping companies use when they mean making radical changes to an area, like creating or removing hills. But it does bring up a “why?”. Why would Gems, who do not need to eat, sleep or even breathe, need to Terraform? 

Well, let’s look at OUR Lapis to start. In the episode Same Old World, we hear Lapis’s origins for how she ended up in the mirror. In this, she expresses she wasn’t supposed to stay on Earth for long but got caught up in the war. The important part of this was that she was there in the early stages of the war, before things got too serious and possibly before it even started at all.

Now, some have argued that Lapis is some kind of messenger as well, based on her ability to create wings of water and relay information through water like a mirror (Same Old World). However, I argue that some gems demonstrate powers that do not align specifically with their given class system or role. A prime example?


Sapphire’s ability to create ice has nothing to do with her “intended purpose”. Indeed, in the same song Yellow Diamond says Lapis are used to terraform, she tells us Sapphires are used for their future vision. We also see it in The Answer where Blue Diamond asks Sapphire for guidance on what will happen in regards to what happens with the Crystal Gems. 

But, Lapis’s ability to manipulate water IS in line with her terraforming ability. 

These are the two Kindergartens. As we know, Beta Kindergarten was a rushed job as a result of the war, but the Prime Kindergarten existed before the war, producing primarily Quartz gems like Rose and Amethysts. This is done by injectors placed within the walls, causing gems to emerge out of the holes seen above. But look at the shape of the Kindergartens, and what they look like. Gems are not just produced by sticking an injector in the dirt somewhere, they’re made in canyons. Deep canyons. Look at the lines present within both of the Kindergartens. If they look familiar, they should. After all, the same lines in rock are observed in a famous United State Landmark: The Grand Canyon. 

These lines are basically layers of rock built up over millions of years naturally. However, the Colorado River has been eroding the Earth over millions of years. In fact, it’s thought that the Beta Kindergarten may be located in the Grand Canyon. But there’s a reason it’s viewed as being inferior to the Prime Kindergarten that Peridot elaborates on in Beta: The surfaces must be flat. The Grand Canyon was created naturally by a river and is twisted and curved around, and converted into a Kindergarten to quickly produce more troops during the war. But the walls of the Prime Kindergarten are straight, unnatural even when compared to the Grand Canyon. That’s because Prime Kindergarten was created artificially through careful, planned water erosion instead of a natural river. What gems can manipulate water with ease? Lapis Lazulis. Lapis herself has demonstrated she can move an entire ocean, even when cracked.  Based on the time frame, the answers are clear:

Lapis Lazulis terraform Kindergartens for Homeworld.

Our Lapis helped created the Kindergarten on Earth.

Possible Concept for Season Three:

  • Big fancy party where Prince Lotor will be

  • Voltron needs to get in somehow

  • Princess Allura goes in, ready to be Royal Guest™ but she cannot go alone

  • Shiro could be possible date but not the point of post lmao
  • Cue Allura excitedly wanting to put Pidge in a dress (cue Pidge internally screaming)

  • Pidge comes out

  • “I feel stupid” - Pidge, scrunching her nose and giving everyone venomous looks because she looks as uncomfortable as she feels and she would rather die than wear this dress anymore because pants are a thing

  • “Yeah, no. This is not going to work” - Hunk

  • “Now what will we do?” - Allura

  • “Lance, get in the dress” - Keith

  • What?!” - Very startled and slightly offended Blue Boy™ because Keith clearly has the curves for the dress while Lance does not, not to mention that mullet will make him look even more princess-y

  • Cue Keith and Lance arguing over how no, Lance will not get in the dress, and no, Hunk, that does not mean Keith will be his date, while Pidge flings the dress off her body, much to Allura’s dismay

  • Anyways, the screen suddenly goes to the party, where Allura and Shiro are linking arms, with the rest of Voltron looking out and meanwhile, Coran is back in the castle, wearing the dress and muttering how rude it was that no one even considered him
As a pro-life Christian, I believe outlawing abortion is a BIG mistake.

Not because I don’t believe it’s wrong, but because I’m scared for the women out there who will turn to other ways to get abortions.

My grandmother got pregnant with my mother in the 60s, and considered getting an abortion at an illegal clinic. Now, an illegal clinic does not have to be up to code (because it’s illegal and they have no one supervising them). Thankfully she decided against it, because what if she got an infection or the procedure was done wrong and she died?

That’s what will happen if we outlaw abortion NOW. There will be no happy-white-Jesus-angels-singing victory! There will be women finding dangerous ways to get an abortion or even commit suicide themselves!

The only way to stop abortions is to stop the demand for it. How do we do that? Birth control, pre-natal care (which Planned Parenthood claims to provide but at most facilities it does not), care after birth, lower college tuition, lower housing costs, lower food costs, and most of all: get rid of the shame and fear of unexpected pregnancy!

Us Christians have shamed women and made them fearful to have children, and to bring them into this world. We have called them whores, disgusting, terrible women when really they are scared and need out help.

Let us as Christians start there: being gentle and compassionate to women who have unexpected pregnancy.

Just like we say “outlawing guns won’t stop criminals from getting to them”, it’s the same thing. Outlawing abortion will only lead to unsafe abortions.

Sorry this is long but I believe this is the biggest issue in America today: that we think nonbelievers are the problem when really, it starts with us. Pro-life is supporting life through every stage, not just at birth!


#cat wants affection so badly #so so so badly #but she has no idea how to ask for it #even with kara she has to start with the pretense of criticizing her hair #pull a face so that kara doesn’t know that cat just wants to be close to her #to reach out and touch her friend while she can #which she does until she realizes what she’s baring in the action #flattens her hand and jerks back when she meets kara’s eyes #and what makes them so perfect #is that kara doesn’t just know what cat’s doing #she understands #kara knows what it’s like to be hesitant to touch someone you care about #cat is scared because of how vulnerable it makes her to show how she needs someone #needs /kara/ #and kara used to be afraid because of how vulnerable other people were to her strength #and so she barely makes cat wait a moment before she pulls her in for a hug #one cat falls into #closes her eyes and breathes out in relief and comfort and connection #and twice now when kara’s squeezed cat tighter with those too-strong arms #cat’s tightened her grip right back

me, waking with a start at 4 am: in maureen’s vision she saw seven birds but who are the seven? she mentioned twins but we don’t know any twins….is there a secret twin yet to be revealed or is it more metaphorical? how do the three main characters fit into the equation? are they even amongst the seven? one would assume that magnus is “the protector” but where does that leave merle and taako? the lover? the peacemaker? neither particularly fit them…and who are the others??? is it merely coincidental that there were seven birds and are seven relics? if magnus is the red robe who was the female red robe who was the original umbrastaff owner? is she lup? maybe the red robe is actually magnus’ long lost twin…why do all three of them have a significant amount of their memory missing? who gave them those badges at candlenights…WHY DID MERLE SEE A STAR GO OUT

I’m so glad they brought sonja back in the fold, that they refocussed everyone back to who she has been for four years and not who she was in those tense moments.

I trusted skam to do it but I’m still relieved, relieved that she wasn’t the villianised ex, that despite her partner cheating on her, and how maybe it was easier to tell herself that it was somehow out of his control, she realised how real it was with isak and how detrimental it would be to try and convince herself otherwise.

she put aside her own hurt to help isak help even. because she loved him, and maybe still does, and despite everything she just wants him to be safe. safe with isak.

bless skam for that.