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*Requested - Reader hears Rocket talking in his sleep about how fond he is of you. Enjoy! 💙🚀💚*


It was so quiet you almost didn’t hear it.
“Bomb… moon…” Rocket muttered ears twitching as he did so.

He had fallen asleep on your lap after a long day of bounty hunting and you couldn’t bring yourself to move him. The other Guardians watched as you gently pet him and giggled at the way Rocket seemed to smile in his sleep.

“Oh I’m so going to tease him about this.” Peter whispered excitedly. “About time that little weasel got a taste of his own medicine.”

As if on queue, Rocket growled and cursed Peter’s name. His face seemed to contort into a grimace the same way it would if he were awake. All of the Guardians laughed quietly at this and Peter rolled his eyes.
Rocket had never talked in his sleep before now and you had to admit it was rather funny.

Suddenly the grimace disappeared from Rocket’s face and was replaced with a large goofy grin that showed off his sharp teeth. You had never seen him look so genuinely happy.

“Let me guess more bombs?” Peter said, boredom clinging to his tone.

“(F/n)…” Rocket clutched at the material of your jumpsuit. “Stay safe… cant lose you” He giggled adorably and buried his face into your leg. “Too pretty to lose.”

Your hand stopped in mid air and you felt the heat in your cheeks rise. Surely he wasn’t talking about you, was he?
“We should get a drink sometime…” Rocket turned back over leaving a trail of drool across your leg. “…‘f you want. Shh. Don’t tell Star Munch. Can’t have him knowing I like you.”

You glanced over to the Guardians. Drax has his fist in his mouth and was bitong down on it trying his hardest not to laugh. Gamora looked at you and raised her eyebrow, the amusement was evident in the small smile she was trying to hide. Groot smiled down at his small furry friend. Groot already knew how fond Rocket was of you. Rocket would always talk to him about you and get embarrassed whenever Groot asked why. Peter, of course, was the first to laugh. His laughter ricochet off the walls of the Milano.

Rocket jumped up with a start.
“Huh?!” The fur on his face was spiked up at strange angles and the look of confusion on his face was priceless. “Wha- Was I asleep?”

“Yeah man, having a good dream?” Peter chuckled.

“The hell are you on about Quill?” Rocket was too tired to deal with Peter’s games.

Peter grinned and put on a high pitched girly voice. “Ooooooh! (F/n) you’re sooooo pretty! Come drink with me!”

“Huh wha- Oh No…” Rocket whined and covered his face once he pieced it together.
He looked absolutely mortified. Quickly, he coughed and bared his teeth at Quill, trying to be as threatening as possible. “Shut your freaking mouth princess!”

You could tell how angry Rocket was getting. He hated being laughed at. With a quiet giggle you placed your hand on his arm and leant closer to him.
“I’d love to go for a drink with you Rocket.” You whispered in his ear, making sure the others couldn’t.

Rocket looked up at you with a suprised expression.
“Yeah?” He asked unsure if you were winding him up.
“Yes.” You smiled at him before kissing his cheek.

'Maybe I should talk in my sleep more often?’ Rocket thought to himself.

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2015 - In Phoenix a group of bounty hunters, which apparently are an actual legal thing in the US, respond to an anonymous tip about the location of someone who skipped their hearing after paying bail. They raid the house with guns drawn, but it turns out to be where the Phoenix Chief of police lives. Also, they brought an 11-year old boy with them to raid the house?

The beauty of this, apart from the chief of police getting raided of course, is that one of the bounty hunters was a convicted felon and not allowed to carry a weapon, so he got convicted, and that the anonymous tip came from a rival bounty hunter who also now got convicted.

So three terrible people got to experience some of the shit they do to other people for a living. Also, the US justice system is fucked up. [video]/[video]

Just think about those weeks after Lucifer left that voicemail on her phone, then vanished without a trace, almost like the last time.

Almost.
Because Chloe knew, Chloe knew that this time, he didn’t abandon her. That he told her he was coming, the promise in his voice, to move forward, to finally lay everything out between them, that much was clear in that voicemail she must have played a thousand times; the voicemail that was put on repeat, first to catch every single little static in the background that might possibly hint at his predicament or what led up to it, and then as a lullaby after yet another night of following leads that were turning colder by the weeks.
He didn’t drop everything and leave, that was clear to Chloe, and she will find him, and get him back, and then they will pick up where they left off.

And then they will talk.

The Extinct Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger

The Thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times.  It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger (because of its striped lower back) or the Tasmanian wolf.  Native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, it is believed to have become extinct in the 20th century.  It was the last extant member of its family, Thylacinidae;  specimens of other members of the family have been found in the fossil record dating back to the late Oligocene.

The Thylacine had become extremely rare or extinct on the Australian mainland before British settlement of the continent, but it survived on the island of Tasmania along with several other endemic species, including the Tasmanian Devil.  Intensive hunting encouraged by bounties is generally blamed for its extinction, but other contributing factors may have been disease, the introduction of dogs, and human encroachment into its habitat.  Despite its official classification as extinct, sightings are still reported, though none has been conclusively proven.

About the video:  Compilation of all five known Australian silent films featuring the recently extinct thylacines, shot in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania, Australia. Benjamin, the last specimen, is shown in the footage starting from 2:05.  The clips are separated by fades.

Video Source (public domain);  reference

Warcross by Marie Lu 

Expected publication: October 3rd 2017

“ For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem … and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.”

I hadn’t seen a post for this going around but look at the cover reveal! It looks amazing and the description sounds amazing, and I just think Marie Lu is the best! I’m very excited! :D

Okay but can we talk about a Cinderella Malec AU?

Magnus Bane, a powerful High Warlock, is the prince of Idris. His father Asmodeus, a Greater Demon and the king, grows weary of ruling on Earth, and wishes to return home, back to Hell.

Hoping for his son to settle down and take the throne, and knowing his love of parties, Asmodeus throws a ball, and invites everyone in the land.

The Lightwoods are a family falling on hard times. After their father left them, their mother Maryse has been working non-stop to provide for her children. As a result, Alec, Isabelle, and Jace start bounty hunting demons to bring in extra income. When they hear about the ball, the kids jump at the chance to have some fun.

The ball at the palace is spectacular, but not without its faults. Though there are many people there vying for Magnus’s attention, he doesn’t find himself interested in any of them, and even worse, there’s a demon attack.

When a beautiful, tall boy leaps into action and saves a young warlock from being attacked, Magnus is stunned. When the demons are killed, he asks the boy to dance as thanks for his help.

Spending the night talking and dancing, Magnus can’t help but wonder… Is he perhaps falling in love? The boy doesn’t give up his full name though, and when news of another attack further in the land spreads, he leaves without a trace to go help. Until Magnus finds his ring lying on the ground, a single L carved into its center.

Wanting to find the boy who danced with him that night, Magnus tracks the ring to its owner. Finding it belongs to Alec Lightwood, Magnus invites their entire family to spend some time at the palace, hoping to get to know Alec a little better.

Alec knows what the other royals think of him: a poor boy doesn’t belong with a prince. But he can’t help it: he knows he’s falling more and more in love with Magnus every day.

When they finally confess their love for each other, Magnus gets down on one knee and asks Alec for his hand in marriage. When Alec says yes, the entire land celebrates. And together, they become the Lightwood-Banes: the new crown Kings of Idris.

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Logan/Laura fix-it happily ever after fix-it universe headcanons:

- Laura shares a birthday with Logan

- Logan is cured of his illness and turns young and able to regenerate again

- Logan and Laura walk and stand exactly the same. Logan doesn’t notice, but everyone else does

- Logan awkwardly buys Laura a teddy bear he sees her looking at a drugstore. The bear is big and soft with paws that have velvet toes. Laura would kill to keep that bear safe because Logan gave it to her

- Laura has nightmares at night that have her tossing and turning and she wakes up and cries the rest of the night (quietly because she and Logan end up renting a tiny shoebox apartment and the walls are paper thin)

- Joke’s on Laura because she doesn’t know Logan also has superhuman hearing and he finally very awkwardly offers to let her sleep in the bed with him. She is used to hugging her big soft bear, but hugs Logan now instead because he is warmer and safer than the bear he gave her

- Laura is terrified of thunder and lightning and Logan comes home to the apartment from “work” one day (odd jobs-usually bounty hunting and muscle work) to find the apartment torn apart, Laura hiding under the table screaming every time thunder strikes. He tries to calm her down by yelling at her to stop, but there’s no consoling her so he just picks her up ad carries her outside screaming and flailing. When thunder cracks again, she buries herself in his chest in a little ball and he tells her she’s safe with him

- Logan makes friends with more horse owners and he takes Laura to their ranch once in a while so she can pet and feed and ride the horses. She’s surprisingly gentle with them

- Laura slips up and calls Logan “Daddy” a handful of times, but finally feels comfortable doing so one day when she’s tugging at his arm trying to get his attention and he finally says, “Hold on. Daddy’s busy”

- Laura speaks so much Spanish that Logan begins to learn it and she speaks to him in Spanish and he answers her in English

- In public, strangers are always commenting how pretty Laura is and telling Logan things like “She looks just like you!” and “I can tell she’s her daddy’s girl”

-When they finally make it to Canada, they get Canadian papers/citizenship under the names Logan and Laura Howlett making Logan a Canadian citizen once again and giving Laura a real legal identity for the first time

- Logan takes Laura to the Capilano Suspension Bridge around Christmas time when it’s all lit up and her lit up face makes his entire holiday

- On Christmas Eve, they order Chinese food and sit together on the couch watching old black and white movies

- Laura idly plays with Logan’s hands while they sit on the couch together, often running her fingers absent-mindedly across his knuckles because that’s where they are similar

- They have their first big fight when Logan refuses to let Laura attend school. She runs away and he easily tracks her down a couple of hours later at the park hiding in one of the tunnels on the playground repeatedly slicing her arm and watching herself regenerate. He tells her he’ll think about “the school thing”

Emma groans as she make she way down the sidewalk. As she steps she curses. 

Curse being back to bounty hunting. 

Curse Seattle.

Curse my annoying empty apartment.

Curse freaking curses.

She sighs wondering if anyone else remembers of if she’s the only one cursed with bearing the weight of a life she’s lost. She spends her days trying to distract herself with bounty hunting and her nights living with ghosts. Everything she does feels wrong. 

When she makes breakfast it should be for three with Regina teasing her that bacon is all she can make.

When she folds laundry she should be hurling and dodging socks as she plays laundry war with her son.

When she goes to sleep it should be with her arms wrapped around the woman she loves. 

Instead she’s just alone, left wondering where that grey cloud whisked her family to, if they’re still alive and if they’re fighting just as hard to get back to her, 

It’s those thoughts that plague her and today, Regina’s birthday, the memories weigh heavier threatening to break her heart and she knows she cannot go back to that apartment. So, instead she’s ended up here, outside the bar, two blocks from her place hoping to forget for a night. 

Emma pushes the door open and makes her way to the bar, throwing herself down onto a stool. Graceful as ever. A tear slides down her face as she can practically hear Regina’s voice in her ear. 

Then she does hear it. 

“Welcome to Roni’s. What can I get ya tonight?” 

Emma lifts her head, her heart thumping in her chest as she looks up and gasps. It’s Regina. Regina with curly hair and a denim jacket. Regina with a tattoo and a mini-skirt. 

“Regina?” She whispers before she can stop herself. 

Regina raises her brow, a move so familiar to Emma that it stings, before she shakes her head, “Sorry hun, there’s no Regina here.” 

But there is, Emma thinks, she’s here. 

Can I get you anything?” 

Emma shakes her head, “No I…I came here to forget but I don’t need to forget anymore…look this might sound crazy…but could we…would you go out with me sometime?” 

Regina tilts her head to the side before shrugging, “Sure, why not? Wait around here for half an hour and then I’ll be off my shift…I know a Diner down the street. I’m Maria.” 

“Emma Swan.” 

The bartender stops blinking a few times before shaking her head, “Funny, that name sounds familiar…we haven’t met before have we?”

Emma shakes her head even though it makes her want to cry, “No, must just be a popular name.”

Reg….Maria nods before moving off to serve her customers, only returning to Emma when her shift is finally over. “You waited.” 

Emma nods smiling as she replies, “You’re were worth waiting for,” and wonders if this is where their story starts again. 

Yes yes I saw the finale…
and I still got some more Samurai Dad to draw. Hell, there’s a whole bunch of other Samurai Jack crossover doodles I wanna do.
This is a scene where Jack takes the girls on a supply run at a city. Unfortunately, bounty hunting wolf bandits are afoot.
This was a scene that popped up in my head after thinking of how dangerous Jack and the girls’ live would be.
Those girls would be perfect blackmail/ hostage material for poor Jack.
Now I can’t decide if he ended up killing the bandits, or cutting off a few limbs to leave a good reminder.
But “Mad Jack” would shove the fact that Jack is a horrible person and unfit to be a father, if he failed to protect the girls and had his hands bloodied.
Phew, haha my head is spinning and I’m still recovering from the cold, and I’m emotionally drained from the finale. Goodnight.

Pre-Recall McHanzo Family Pt. 1

Pre-Recall, Jesse and Hanzo in a steady relationship, living happily together in a in-the-middle-of-nowhere cabin between bounty hunting and odd jobs. Neither of them knows a lot about each other’s pasts- Hanzo knows Jesse was with Overwatch, that’s common knowledge, but he doesn’t know his reasons for leaving or his past with Reyes in Blackwatch. Meanwhile, Jesse doesn’t know Hanzo is a Shimada. It’s not that he can’t put two and two together, but it never even occurred to him that the man he swore to share his life with was the same one he swore to kill for Genji. Perhaps if they weren’t so in love, he might have been able to imagine it.

They make a warm and loving home for themselves, those two together, and live like that for several years. Then Hanzo falls pregnant. They’re both stunned, but are ready, excited even, to take the next big step in their relationship. It’s business as usual, mercenary work at day and laughing over ridiculous baby names at night.

But things don’t stay happy for them forever. 

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Critical Role:  K’ryyn the Drow “Baker”/Bounty Hunter

K'ryyn is a really cool NPC from Critical Role that the community helped create during one of Matt Mercer’s Q&A sessions. While she disguised herself as a Baker, I really do hope that somewhere under the skill proficiency of bounty hunting there’s some careful work in baking cream-puffs.

I’m super happy that this got in the opening fanart slideshow!

As it turns out, all Boba Fett needed was a few more seconds of lingering screen time in the original trilogy, because the Fett found in Tales of the Bounty Hunters refuses to shut the fuck up. He doesn’t not shut the fuck up at Jar Jar Binks levels, but compared to his 28 words of dialogue in the movies, him abruptly asking a guy in the middle of a bounty hunt “Does your conscience ever bother you?” is jarring. Tales feels like it was written to appease the one parent in the 1983 audience of Return of the Jedi who asked “WHO’S HE?!?” when Fett came on screen.

It all comes to a head when we finally see what Princess Leia was doing after she got caught by Jabba the Hutt, but before she strangled Jabba to death. Turns out, she was given to Fett as a gift to have sex with, which is a nice answer to the question “What could possibly ruin the magic of Star Wars?” Boba Fett refuses to touch her, though, as he and Leia agree that rape is bad. And good for him. He may talk too much, but at least he’s not the literal worst. But before that, he says “Sex between those not married is immoral.” You know, just in case Sunday School teachers needed some kind of affirmation from a fictional space mercenary.

Why add that? Boba Fett nods in Return of the Jedi. That’s all we get as to hints of his personality in that movie, and now, it’s revealed that he can’t get two sentences deep into a conversation with an enemy without outlining his Judeo-Christian values. He couldn’t leave that one inside the old brain space? Why not just tell her that you shouldn’t covet your neighbor’s possessions while you’re at it, Boba? Oh, you basically do? You dive into a screaming rant about hating Han Solo because Han Solo was a smuggler? Oh shit! That definitely sounds like the Boba Fett I know. Quiet, composed, dangerous, and deeply committed to yelling the Ten Commandments at strangers.

5 Awful Attempts To Give Simple Characters Rich Backstories

Ok so seeing as dazai zoomed off to atsushi’s group’s rescue as soon as he learned higuchi was part of the port mafia, I think it’s safe to assume he did not mean for akutagawa and atsushi to meet the way they did. But for shin soukoku to work they’d have had to meet eventually. So now I’m curious: how on earth was he planning on introduce the two in a way that didn’t involve lots of death? And seeing as dazai clearly did not plan the guild war–if that hadn’t happened, what was the plan for getting them to work together gonna be? Dazai also dead ass didn’t know about the mafia hunting atsushi, the bounty, or the guild when he took atsushi in. He had to infiltrate the mafia to find out. He didn’t even know atsushi could regenerate until the accidental meeting with akutagawa. He knew essentially nothing about atsushi when he brought him back. His mouth says “I’ve been planning this” but his actions say “I might have adopted a sad baby tiger with half a formed thought in mind and am lucky I was able to bullshit it so well thus far”. Which tbh I’m pretty sure 99% of his “plans” are just that. Like you’re a mess stop trying to look cool.