One neat thing I noticed while rewatching is that some of the paladins’ introductions in episode 1 coincide with their elements! Like:
The Yellow Lion’s element is Earth, and the first thing Hunk ever does onscreen is complain about being in the air and then work with metal. The fear of heights / motion sickness makes sense considering his affinity is with the ground, as does his talent for mechanics.
The first time we see Pidge, she’s working a communications unit. The Green Lion’s thing is Forests, and a big aspect of that is the idea of roots and connection with other living things (”we are all made up of the same cosmic dust”) and the first thing she does on screen is literally connect with others.
Red’s element is fire, and Keith’s introduction is literally him blowing something up and then punching some guys. Which. Speaks for itself honestly.
Weirdly, Shiro and Lance don’t seem to follow this trend. The first thing we see Shiro do is help Matt extract ice from Kerberos, and the first thing we see Lance do is fly the simulator, and neither introduction seems to be related to their given elements of air and water/ice respectively– in fact I’d say they seem swapped. I dunno if that means something, and maybe this observation is meaningless lmao, but it seems to hold up with the other three, which is interesting.
Listen, just, shit listen. We’ve been wrong. We’ve been so wrong. It’s understandable, you take one look at Bodhi Rook and then you take another look at Bodhi Rook in a flower crown and you just want to see him romanced so hard and flustered and adorable but just fucking listen. You know who’s the one to actually get really flustered by romance? Cassian. Fucking. Andor.
I’ve been sitting on this one for awhile, Nonny. It’s Time.
It didn’t take them long to figure out something was different about Shiro. Only long enough for them to warm up to each other.
The first time was after training. For the first time, they finally beat a higher level Gladiator, with enough skill and training that Allura had nothing serious to criticize.
Hunk whooped, punching a fist in the air and pulling off his headband to dab at the sweat on his forehead. “That’s how you do it,” he huffed out, beaming widely. Reaching out, he snagged Lance around the chest and heaved him up with one arm, both of them laughing.
“Me next!” Pidge called, more than a little mused herself. She hadn’t been kidding when she said she sweated a lot, it seemed. So Hunk grabbed her with his other arm, and spun both of them around in a gleeful circle.
Once Lance and Pidge were both set back down, pressed together and giggling, Hunk turned to Keith, arms spread wide. “Now you.”
For a moment, Keith narrowed his eyes, but then he sighed and spread his own arms, letting Hunk engulf him in a hug that made his spine bend with the pressure. “Thanks, Hunk,” Keith managed, voice strangled.
“Of course,” Hunk replied back, tone sunny, but there was a hint of mischief to his eyes. “And then one for our Glorious Leader.”
“You can have all the hugs you want if you don’t call me that.”
Hunk snickered. “No promises.” But he wrapped his arms around Shiro’s waist and heaved up to try and pick him off the floor.
What are your opinions on John winchester... just my curiosity spiking?
Oh boy, that one.
I think he was a bad, neglectful parent. But I don’t agree with the pretty wide-spread characterization of him as a total demonic, drunk asshole who hates his kids’ guts and beats them up. I don’t think John actually beat them up – not on a regular basis, at least? I could maybe see arguments getting heated and violent, but not so much of a constant smackdown for every small mistake. He might have put them down verbally, if the Impala comment to Dean in the end of s1 was anything to go by… we all know Dean would never let Baby get rust or anything :(
I think he, kinda, destroyed them emotionally and totally didn’t provide enough support. He loved Sam and Dean, I’m pretty sure – but love alone’s not enough. He was a traumatized, scared man who wasn’t in the place to raise kids. I know it turned out that this childhood was the only way Sam and Dean could save the world. If they were raised happy and safe without any training and only ever becoming close with each other in their formative years, I doubt they could foil Lucifer’s plans that were thousands of years in the making in Swan Song. But John had no way of knowing that, so, that’s no excuse!
Also, that face that Dean makes in the Dark Side of the Moon when talking about John…
Yeah, that one. Poor guy. From the looks of it, John would never let them be kids, especially not Dean with his parentification burden. I could maybe understand wanting your kids to be ready if you know monsters are coming for them. But, damn, he could’ve stayed with them. Teach them how to shoot a gun if you really gotta, but you can also play catch with them and read them bedtime stories, yanno.
You’re such a motivator, I gotta get you here So sick of saying yes sir, yes sir You’re such an instigator, you wanna play the game Take it or leave it, that’s her, that’s her
“I see the way you look at me, detective. I make you nervous. You pull at your hair. You can’t stay…still.” Jeongguk shudders against him, and he knows Jimin has won. “I want this as much as you do, detective,” Jimin whispers in his ear.
Guzma jolts awake in a swath of sweat to
find Plumeria squeezing his hand.
It’s dark, but he can still discern the
familiar shape of her face swimming amongst the stilled shadows. Her hair has
been let down, waterfalling over her shoulders in whorls of pink and yellow to
frame high cheekbones. She sits beside him over the blankets, her brow crinkled
in pointed concern, and for a moment in the last gasps of the steeping haze
that was his nightmare, she looks like someone he’d rather not see.
“Hey.” Her voice is soft, mellow,
considerate, and nothing at all like Lusamine’s. “You okay?”
Heya! I just wanted to let you know, that I absolutely adore your fics - the new update of Our Garden Home made me feel all squishy and happy inside! I love your portrayal of Cas and I was wondering if you maybe intentionally wrote him with a few autistic traits? I loved it so much! I was wondering if you considered writing some more stories with autistic characters, like the ones you already have because you just write them so perfectly (I'm autistic) I'm nervous sending this off-anon but hey!
thank you!! you brave off-anon nugget, you
regarding autistic!Cas?? yes!! Cas is a precious autistic bat sprite and goodness me I love him dearly
what’s so exciting to me is that people are relating to him and telling me about it in the comments and I’m like!!!! yes!!! you are all precious and important!!
of all my stories i think Our Garden Homeis the one most relevant to me personally. especially because of Cas. the story just kind of details daily life, being knocked down and disabled, fighting depression, finding a place in society, and just doing small creative things that can hopefully make someone smile. except everyone is a tiny fairy and the world is a garden. ~
I will absolutely write more stories with autistic characters. I’d say it’s likely to just be Cas over and over again (he is my comfort therapy angel), but in the future I’ll branch out. make some original characters or somethin’. ♥
Destiel fics (by me) featuring autistic!Cas
(these are autism-related descriptions, not the actual summaries)
Of Shampoo and Fruit Flies (17k) - Dean and Cas are 20-something roommates, Cas is autistic and asexual. Dean’s secretly in love but thinks Cas won’t understand (spoilers: he’s wrong).
Take You To The Country (19k) - 1950s AU. Cas proposes elopement anonymously in the local newspaper, and Dean realises the segment is directed at him. (Cas is a clockmaker, and hasn’t got the hang of when to be subtle and when to be little less forthright. Dean’s into that.)
A Postcard for Castiel (4k) - Kidfic. Dean and Cas write each other postcards for school, giving each other a compliment. Dean helps Cas integrate better with the class.
Welcome All Winchesters (60k) - Christmas AU. Just-dumped Dean takes Cas to his mountain cabin, they fake an engagement when Mary and Sam arrive. Although it might not be obvious, I count this as autistic!Cas personally. He is agender, which might be the most distinctive autism-adjacent thing. Also sensory-seeking with scented candles.
The Moonlighter and the Magician (67k) - 1920s New York AU. Cas is a jewel thief trying to woo his neighbour, Dean. He’s cleverer than Dean thinks - or indeed, anyone thinks. (He’s also a demi-romantic and sex-repulsed asexual. Which is a significant theme in the story.)
Our Garden Home (WIP, 19k+, will be completed in April 2017) - Fairy garden AU. Bat sprite Cas loses a wing and takes shelter for the winter with flower fairy Dean. He battles depression, fantastic racism, food issues, social anxiety, general anxiety, sensory issues - and later on becomes a sensory-seeking cuddlemuffin.
Raising Hell in a Hotel(29k) - Kidfic AU. Dean and Cas live in a Women’s Refuge hotel. Cas is not having a good time until Dean and Mary help fulfil his unmet needs. (Cas experiences extreme sensory likes/dislikes, and suffers bullying at school, among other things)
Waiting For That Final Moment (9k) - Cas purposefully interrupts Dean’s wedding to Lisa at the last possible moment, because Cas is dramatic as heck. And that’s how it’s done in the movies.
Tickle Fight Wasteland (6k) - Post-apocalyptic fluff (yes, really). Dean and Cas have a mineral-mining thing going with a team of friends in the desert, but it’s big and overwhelming outside so Cas stays inside, does gardening, and meditates. Everyone’s cool with it. There’s a tickle fight.
God today has been a good day but also really exhausting bc a lot of stuff and walking going on (or well, more walking than I usually do haha) but!!! I have great life news that you can find in the tags below haha
Aye so this is my first shot at a x reader fic and im super
nervous lololol. The mods are thinking about also doing x reader asks when we
open the ask box as well? But of course then we would probably be up in our
heads with asks so we’re still debating that heh.
Anyways, Here’s a Hoshi x reader fic because my fam Levia was feeling the need
for one to exist, and all the other popular v3 boys get too much spotlight I
find….Anyways please tell me how you like this qwq.
Dt levia <3
Hoshi finds out that he isn’t the only one who feels
depressed and anxious.
83 years and this isn’t any of the things I was supposed to be working on and
it wound up being like 4k fuckin WHOOPS. Enjoy this Highly Predictable
up…! You have to get up! Oh shit, oh shit shit shit…”
behind cover, you desperately shook the man, calling his name. Your eye
squinted against the blood trickling into it – or was it from? Prepositions
were irrelevant, you decided, but the sting of the blood hardly mattered
weighed against the prone form of the archer beside you. He was whole, wholly –
hopefully – uninjured (Oh god, please, don’t let him be hurt), but definitely
going in that the mission would be a hellstorm, but you never in all horrific possibilities
expected Hanzo to flee his sniper’s perch – overwhelmed , probably. Talon wasn’t
stupid (entirely), they knew who their threats were and it made sense to go
after Hanzo, especially after he’d launched his Dragons into their numbers
twice already. Still, to see him fleeing…
“Looks like all your worrying was for nothing, princess.”
Marinette jumped, grateful he’d waited until she set her pencil down to announce his presence, because if these sketches got ruined, they would take hours of work to redo. “Why don’t you ever use the front door?”
Chat paused, one steel-toed boot dangling over her rug. “I… don’t know. Habit?”
She snorted, slouching in her chair and rolling her stiff back. Just two more sketches, Marinette. C'mon, you can do it! “You could have just come in the front door back at the bakery, too, you know. My parents wouldn’t have run you off the premises or anything.”
“But then I would have to leave by the front door. And you had a balcony,” Chat explained, entering her room fully
She fondly recalled his fascination with jumping off her balcony, and picked her pencil back up, smiling. “You realize that now I’m questioning all of our years of friendship. Was it me you liked, or just my balcony?”
Chat leaned on the back of her chair, the stabilizers emitting a soft suck and hiss as the seat bounced. “Is there a balcony here? No? Yet here I am. There’s your proof. Anyway—” and here he rested his chin on her head. “—Ladybug and Adrien’s date.”
“Went great,” Marinette finished, looking up with a grin. “I heard, you dork.”
Chat knuckled her cheek. Marinette liked to think the gesture was affectionate.
“You were the one flipping out about it,” Chat reminded her archly, tail flicking in the corner of her vision. “I just thought you’d want to know that they both said it was awesome.”
“Wai-wai-wait!” Marinette yelped, flailing fully upright. “Adrien said it was awesome?”
Sure, he’d told Ladybug that, but Chat too?
“He had a date with Ladybug, princess,” he reminded her, a little unnecessarily. She’d been there, after all. “I told you he’d be happy with anything.”
“But details!” she whined, twisting around in the chair like an overeager puppy. “What did he say exactly?”
He blinked, then smirked. “Tell you what: I’ll tell you if you tell me everything Ladybug said.”
“Deal,” Marinette agreed instantly, suddenly very grateful for her ‘insider knowledge,’ as it were.
Chat’s aloof exterior crumbled, giving way to a huge, ridiculous, goofy grin that could only be described as the manifestation of pure fangirl joy.
Marinette suspected she’d just signed up for more than she’d anticipated.
I call it chapter 58 simply because chapter 9 in FTT is a A/N so I don’t consider that a chapter, and thus all of my chapters after that are staggered basically. Don’t know why I’m tell you this.
I’m doing this on mobile, in the dark, under a plethora of pillows and blankets, and I know I’ve been terrible and posting on here when I’ve updated, but here ya go!
Chapter 58/59, all roaring and ready for your lovely eyes to feast upon. It also hit me that I’m almost 220k words in. It also hit me that the story is nowhere near done? Cause SO much has yet to happen. Gosh.
Anyways, I am way too tired to tag people unfortunately, but I will try and tag people in the morning if I can. Love you all, read, review, enjoy 💙