i actually love her a lot though

anonymous asked:

Your cosplay photos are so pretty!! Do you have a dream cosplay? Like one that you wish you could go all out on?

you’re too kind alkjdlajksdf thank you so much for thinking so! gOSH THOUGH like…so many LOL i just kinda wanna be in something super poofy and fluffy. when i first watched cinderella 2015 actually i was in love with her blue dress!!!!

 but at the same time i don’t like cosplaying blonde characters because i don’t think blonde really suits me alksjdflasjd. like i’d love to do rapunzel too but blonde..lots of blonde (and i wouldn’t want to do her brown hair weeps just because i love the flowers)it’s really hard for me to think of Dream Cosplay though because in my mind it would be something with mech and really cool!!! but i’m not really super into anything series like that HAHA i just envy cosplayers who can build those kind of costumesi guess a list of super hopeful 

but will probably never happen cosplays would be:
*akko’s ball gown from little witch academia
*aKKO IN GENERAL
*maki’s circus costume from love live
*magical girl mei from overwatch LOL i’ve just seen it on miccostumes and i think it’s super cute
*i just realized i don’t have any dreams so i can keep myself satisfied with where i am ALKSDJFLAKJSDFAJSDFAJDSF bUT THANKS SO MUCH FOR ASKING. i will think more about this. i love thinking about cosplay. love cosplay. wish i was great with it.

rose-of-the-wind  asked:

an obvious choice, but- Chariot

How I feel about this character
wow this is actually hard to answer cus uh…? I just love her beyond words and her story resonates with me a lot and I see a lot of myself in her asjdflksdjfl

All the people I ship romantically with this character
we don’t have many people to ship her with? but I actually don’t really mind. anyway, croix and marjolaine. (believe it or not though charoix isn’t really a big ship of mine compared to all my ships from all fandoms lol)

My non-romantic OTP for this character
chariot and akko for ultimate mom-daughter relationship… but also I really like chariot and diana especially cus diana’s already lost her mama

My unpopular opinion about this character
I can’t think of any?

One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon
SPOILERS!!? I guess
((that she either didn’t lose the ability to fly or gets it back eventually))
ALSO that she had a part in reviving the last word of arcturus

emoji review: dragon emoji

he is very very powerful. a little bit intimidating. he wants to protect the things he cares about. 10/10

he’s trying to seem scary, but really he’s just a big sweetie pie!!! he’s scared of a lot of things and tries to act extra-tough. 10/10

i’m not a fan of the outline but it’s not bad! he’s very big and strong, but he’s a little bit of a scaredy-cat. he needs a lot of love. 10/10

this one is very young and inexperienced, but he wants to be strong like all the other dragons!!! he’s still a kid, so his proportions are a little bit weird. he has a bouncy-ball that he likes to pretend is a fireball! 10/10

this one is old and wise. he talks like an anime villain and tries too hard, but he’s actually just a big nerd. 10/10

no one knows very much about this dragon; they are very very mysterious. what we do know is that instead of capturing princesses or anything like that, they protect the kingdom from enemies! 10/10

very very old and very very powerful. he’s like a dragon wizard. has a very large hoard! i would not trust him with my gold. 10/10

she is clumsy but also very friendly!! she is a very bad flyer but she tries her best. please please be nice to her!!! 10/10

a bit of a grumpy dragon, but he is a young dragon and will work through this. i believe in him and love him. 10/10

she’s the absolute prettiest dragon!!!!! she’s actually holding a bubble of water! she has water powers and she’s beautiful!!! i support her!!! 10/10

he’s a grumpy old man!! he’s very nice if you give him a chance, though. he will tell you lots of stories, if you ask nicely! 10/10

this dragon has been hurt…. he’s a little bit cold because of it. please give him time, he’s still learning how to trust again. 10/10

when I was a kid I frickin loved warrior cats. that’s what got me into digital art (on scratch, if anyone remembers that haha) in the first place. now, like 9 years later I stumble upon @climbstudio and this reawakens my love for this world of dumbass cats (though I read like the fourth series just now and realized it’s actually not very good writing at all lol)

and then i found @warriorsredux and I love that a lot more than the actual series!! so much potential!!! now a redux fan 

anyway long story short this is Spottedleaf, my favorite kitty of the redux series (her personality is so much better……..) 

anonymous asked:

Please rate the Lancers so the world may have a clear and obvious objective base on which Lancers are the best characters because subjectivity isn't real and it is clear you are the expert on all things Lancer and thus are qualified to be the definitive objective source for all opinions on Lancers. (or just share some other lancers you think are cool and maybe some you wish had been done better that's fine too)

the best lancer which is why he’s the one everyone thinks of when you say ‘lancer’. the beauty. the muscles. the spandex. the personality. the voice. the colour palette. the archetype he represents. the way he fits into the rest of the fate cast. his skillset. his animations. the ultimate. the absolute. could’ve just stopped making lancers after this one bc they’ll never top this one. EX/10

handsome. entry level thirst but that’s not necessarily bad. victimises himself a lot in zero so people going uwu poor baby on him piss me off just a lil because both the situation with grainne and with sola was supposed to be morally ambiguous and out of everyone’s control. I like how he’s a good example of how feitos are kinda doomed to repeat the same mistakes of their legend. my top fav until I played fsn and learnt what true love is (its cu). 8/10

a good boy! a handsome boy! a boy of many talents! just wants to help at all times but never learnt how to mince words so he comes across as the absolute rudest fucker. in ccc he lists “his own poor communication skills” as the thing he dislikes. 10/10

wants to clear his name as bloodthirsty vampire but only the vampire part because he knows what he did and he won’t try to deny it, he just wants to clear up the things that were added later he didn’t do. very good and nuanced. very spicy uncle. I’m not saying I want to fuck vlad I’m just saying that if vlad were to come up to me and ask me if I wanted to fuck I would not say no. 9/10 I should actually read apocrypha sometime

spicier uncle but less personality. 8/10 why did he have to be a package deal with that fucking clown

pls no bully. treated as kind of a joke a lot but a really nice character if you pay attention. absolutely as bloodthristy and evil as her legends but all because she was genuinely never taught different and therefore doesn’t realise her actions are evil and the reason she is hated. desperate to be loved because her literal life depended on it. later on starts to slowly realize just how fuckedth she is and tries to make amends even though she knows full well she can’t possibly ever make up for everything she did. hates her future self’s guts because she knows what she did will make her end up like that but still wants to change it somehow because this time she knows it was wrong. 10/10 please god let CCC get localised

if i see one more fucker say she has no personality I will FIGHT I love her. insanely powerful and worked hard for it but because of it reached a point where none of her achievements are achievements anymore and instead are just something she would’ve done eventually bc she has all the time in the world for it. claims to want to die but actually just wants to feel alive again. actually pretty easily excited especially when fights to the death are involved but feels like she has to keep up a composed teacher front. an overcompetent mess who has no idea how to do anything without doing the Most. 100/10

now THERE’s a lancer girl with no personality. I’m sorry bryn you’re beautiful beyond belief but fragments has a bad writer and I hope you get to shine in fgo sometime bc that’s what saved arash and ozymandias 7/10 

treated entirely as a joke in fgo so far and mostly known in fate for getting cucked but his legend has a lot more and is actually pretty cool so I hope he gets to be taken seriously sometime too. dressed up as a baby once to avoid fighting a dude bigger than him. stabbed himself in the face to avoid falling into a magic sleep and then fucked up a dude another time. now that’s what I call a grab bag of a character! 7/10

100% YOUAERE My FUCKIGN GI>RLFREIONGD 10/10

dirt friend 10/10

whose fucking child is this

whom?

supreme

  • me, back then: oh boy stephan's university is a GREAT show with a fanbase that seems welcoming! :)
  • me, a little later: oh boy...steve's universal studios is a nice show, but the fanbase is kind of...rude, possessive, and disrespectful. but hey every fandom has a few bad apples! i still love the show a lot though so i'll do my best to ignore the fanbase and enjoy the source material
  • me, much later: stephanie's unicycle is...not doing so hot lately, but i have hope this is just a rut! no media is perfect! and no fanbase is perfect either! i'm just here for the source material! maybe if i just forget the episodes i felt uncomfortable with didn't happen they actually didn't hahaha :)
  • me now: please just unbubble her so i can die in peace

Day 2 of Undyne Appreciation Week @undyne-appreciation

Running a day behind because I ended up falling asleep after my July 4th party and couldn’t do this yesterday. I’m gonna try to get Day 3 done before day 4, but no promises! 

My favorite thing about Undyne is really tricky to pin down exactly, but I like how even though she’s a tough warrior heroine who will punch her problems in the face, suplex a boulder, and burn down her own house to make some INTENSE spaghetti, she’s also got this quiet, thoughtful side to her. She meditates, she’s clearly given a lot of careful thought to whether she should accept Papyrus into the Guard, she spends hours practicing speeches, she values a quiet cup of tea and conversation, and she writes a letter over and over again, because she can never find the right words.

She’s got this super caring, thoughtful, contemplative and romantic side to her that you might not expect, even though she seems afraid to completely show it. It’s a great juxtaposition with her toughness and more aggressive nature and high energy.

I love her.

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Pairing: Dean x Reader

Word Count: 1,008

Warnings: fluff, maybe a swear word? but really just entirely fluff

Prompt: AU. Painter reader and Mechanical engineer student Dean Winchester. Reader decides that Dean gets to be her canvas today.

A/N: Betad by @taste-of-dean like two weeks ago, this fic has just been sitting waiting for me to post it but I got sidetracked by phxcon.

Originally posted by deanwinchestar

Y/N was in her favorite button down - the one that was covered in oil and acrylic colors, flicked, smeared and dotted in all different places. It was previously her fathers, though she had stolen it from his closet when she took her first art class her freshman year of high school. Dean always knew what was happening when she wore it.

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Words Written on Your Wrist | Soulmates! Spencer Reid x Reader | Part 1

Fandom: Criminal Minds

Pairing: Spencer Reid x Reader

Requested: Nope, I just figured I’d jump on the soulmate band wagon

Requests: OPEN

Part 1/?

Summary: Everyone’s wrist has three words on it, the first three words you’ll hear your soulmate say. You think the idea of soulmates is just a bunch of junk, but you’re in for a rude awakening when you meet your soulmate at your new job at the BAU. Because you worry you will lose your new dream job, you keep the fact that he’s your soulmate hidden, pretending as if those three words didn’t exist.

Words: 2639

Warnings: Swearing?

A/N: I was about 5000 words into this and then decided it was going nowhere, scrapped like 2,000 words, then worked with that to make it a series. This has a really slow start I am so sorry. I don’t know if this is very good or if anyone will be interested in me continuing this so I would greatly appreciate feedback! My requests are open so I’d also love it if you would send me in requests! I have reblogged two prompt lists so if you search ‘prompts’ and you’ll find them, just tell me which list it is and then the numbers! Thank you for reading!

I also realize it is late June, not Christmas time, but Christmas facts were the only ones I could come up with so a little bit of grace would be appreciated haha


You hated soulmates. You hated the idea. You weren’t someone’s other half. You were your own self and that’s all you wanted to be. You even went as far as to try to tattoo over the mark on right wrist, but the ink always faded away within hours, so instead you always took to wearing a bracelet over it. Out of sight, out of mind.  The soulmate phenomenon, as it became known as, was one that caused every person to have the first three words they hear their soulmate say, in their handwriting, on their right wrist. As you stared down at yours in the shower, you wished could scrub it away with your loofa.

‘Did you know,’ scrawled in perfectly horrible handwriting across the thin flesh of your inner wrist. ‘Great,’ you thought to yourself, ‘not only does my soulmate have terrible script, they sound like a know-it-all.’ And man, did you hate know-it-alls.

             You got out of the shower and pulled on a robe before flipping through your closet to pick out an outfit for your big day. Your first day at the BAU. You had worked your entire life for this, and you couldn’t be more ecstatic. The best minds in the FBI, you thought to yourself with a smile, and you’re one of them. After picking out a long sleeve blouse and nice pants you sat down to clear your head over your absolute favorite beverage, coffee. Reading through the newspaper you idly wondered what kind of people you were going to be working with. You of course knew Hotch and Rossi, since they were the ones to interview you for the position, and they had mentioned the names of the rest, but you didn’t know their faces well.

Downing the rest of your coffee quickly you glanced at the time and decided then would be a good time to head in, early was on time, on time was late, and late was inexcusable, in your mind. You grabbed your keys and bracelet, putting the band around your wrist to hide the words, even though you were wearing long sleeves. The drive to Quantico was easy, there was a light dusting of snow on the ground and you doubted there would be much more considering the Virginia climate, but you didn’t mind. You checked to make sure your go back was in the back seat just in case before going up to the bullpen. Upon entering the BAU area, box under your arm, you were met with an assault on your senses. Everyone was hustling and bustling, and you were amused to see two people, who you assumed to be on the team you were joining, in a loud conversation. Well, conversation wasn’t the word, it was more of a soliloquy by a tall and long haired bean pole while a man who could be a Greek god was looking very annoyed. You couldn’t very much hear the conversation as you entered the large room but as you walked closer on your way to Hotch’s office you were able to make out the words.

“Did you know that if you were to add up the costs of all of the items listed in The 12 Days of Christmas it would be around $1.3 million? And that December 25 was actually….” And that all you heard, because you could feel your heart stop in that moment. It had to be a mistake, there are plenty of know-it-alls in the world, it doesn’t have to be him. Just calm down, you tell yourself, continuing to the office in front of you as if nothing had happened. Your plan was to just ignore it and hope for the best. You’ll be damned if you were going to let something you didn’t even want to ruin your dream job.

You greeted Hotch, setting your box down in a chair and shaking his hand. “I’ll introduce you to the team and show you to your desk. We don’t have a case today, it’s just paperwork, so we have a bit of time.” He said with a small smile, and somehow you figured that that was the most you were ever going to see of a smile. Walking down to the bullpen together you took in the entire team, two beautiful blonde women, one of which was dressed very eccentrically and you knew you were going to like her, a dark-haired woman who looked like a badass snow-white, Rossi, who you had already met, Mr. Greek God, and your soulma-, you mean the long-haired bean pole. “Everyone, I’d like you to meet SSA Y/F/N Y/L/N, she will be joining our team.” You smiled and waved and everyone, setting your box of things down on your desk before Hotch continued, “Y/L/N, this is JJ, Penelope Garcia, Emily Prentiss, Derek Morgan, and Spencer Reid, and you of course have already met me and Rossi,” Hotch said, introducing everyone.

You opened your mouth to greet them but before you could say anything the eccentrically dressed blonde woman came rushing up to you, a huge grin adorning her face, “Oh my gosh it’s so good to meet you, is there anything I can do for you, can I help you get settled in? Would you like some coffee? Do you like coffee?” She asked quickly, motioning a lot with her hands.

You laughed, your suspicion now confirmed, you were going to get along great with her. “I love coffee, actually, and I wouldn’t want to trouble you, it won’t take long for me to get settled in and start working.” You kept your eyes on her and only on her, even though out of the corner of your eye you saw two heads snap to look at you. One of which was that of who you now know to be your soulmate and the other was the other blonde woman, who you assumed knew what three words resided on the man’s wrist. You cursed internally, how could your favorite beverage betray you like this?

“Are you sure?” Garcia asked again, her puppy dog eyes looking at you.

 “Garcia,” Hotch’s voice cut into the conversation, stern but amused, “Why don’t you show Y/L/N around since you’re so eager to help.”

“I can do that! Come on Y/N!” She grabbed linked arms with you, leading you around to show you the office to show you were the break room and the coffee pot were as well as what resided on each floor of the building in case you needed anything from other departments. Her optimistic and bubbly attitude lifted your spirits almost to the point of forgetting about the fact that the bane of your existence resided just feet away from your desk.

             “So what did you do before joining the BAU?” Asked Morgan when you and Garcia returned to the bullpen.

             “I was a Forensic Psychology Professor,” you explain as you sit down and start getting situated at your desk, “I taught at Brown University.”

             “A professor at your age? That’s impressive.” Prentiss nodded, eyebrows raised.

             “I peeked early,” You joked with a laugh, a bit unnerved that the two people who were staring at you earlier were avoiding conversation. You felt a bit bad not letting the man know that you knew he was your soulmate, but you did want it to jeopardize your job. You just got here, the last thing you need is people either thinking you got the job because you were some one on the team’s soulmate or that you couldn’t think objectively working so close beside him.

             Spencer starred at you, his mind going a mile a minute. Has she already heard him say something and didn’t recognize it? Had she already heard him say something and it wasn’t what was on his wrist and he was a glitch? If she hadn’t heard him say anything yet, what should he say? He thought over anything and everything he could say to, wanting the first three words out if his mouth to be eloquent and as lovely as she was.

             “What made you want to join the BAU?” JJ, the woman you knew you were Reid’s soulmate, asked.

             “I wanted to make a difference, save lives.” You shrugged, feeling like you were getting interrogated, “My uh… My childhood best friend was a victim of a serial killer and I want to catch the type of people that did that to her.” The room fell silent after your confession, though most everyone nodded out of acknowledgement and respect. You turned back to your desk to continue setting out photographs and putting away things but a voice caught your attention, the same one that was rambling off facts when you walked in.

             “I’m sorry for your loss.” He said quietly, making eye-contact with you. You knew as a profiler he was looking for micro expressions, anything to let him know that the first three words of that sentence were on your wrist. But they weren’t, so you weren’t technically concealing anything when you simply smiled warmly and thanked him before returning to your desk. You also weren’t lying when Garcia asked you if you found your soulmate yet at lunch.

             Most of the team was all sitting at the tables in the break room, idly chatting and getting to know one another when Penelope grinned, leaning in as if she was an elementary schooler asking who you had a crush on.

             “So, have you found your soulmate yet?” She asked as she wagged her eyebrows.

             “I’m still single,” You say easily, smiling as you took another bite of your soup you brought from home.

             “Now that isn’t an answer.” Emily grinned, pointing her fork at you. Damn it, you should have known trying to pass a question off with a non-answer with a group full of profilers wouldn’t work.

             “Well, I don’t know, you know?” You try to lie, trying to dig yourself out of a hole, “I know what’s on my wrist, I don’t know what’s on other people’s. Like what if I’m not my soulmate’s soulmate? I don’t want to get ahead of myself if I don’t know what’s on his or her wrist.” Well, that wasn’t a lie, you reason with yourself. “Plus, mine is a pretty common statement, so it could be anyone, I’ve had a few false alarms in the past when I’ve overheard conversations, so I also don’t want to get ahead of myself that way.”

             “What does your wrist say?” Jenifer asked suddenly.

             She doesn’t beat around the bush.

             “I’d prefer to keep that to myself. Not even my best friend knows what’s on my wrist.” Laughing uneasily, you push your spoon around in your bowl.

             “That makes sense, it’s a really personal thing.” Garcia nods in agreement and you swore you could kiss her for how easily she dropped the subject.

             “Mines what my Savannah first said to me,” Morgan grinned proudly as he held out his wrist, “She’s a doctor at the hospital nearby.”

             “What about you JJ? I see a wedding band.” You smile, nodding to her left hand, glad to have the attention off you.

             “’You must be’” She repeated holding up her wrist, “It turns out that it’s in person. I actually spoke to Will on the phone before in person, but what’s on our wrists is what we said to each other when we first talked in person. It’s funny, because I introduced myself with my name, so he knew the second he called me that he would be speaking to his soulmate and I had no idea.” She laughed, reminiscing.

             “I wish we all had it that easy,” Emily scoffed as she pulled back the sleeve on her shirt. “Mines ‘You look beautiful.’ Do you know how many times I’ve heard that at a bar?”

             “Exactly! Its similar with mine!” You exclaim with a smile, glad someone else could back you up on the small fib you told. But as the room fell back into silence you noted that the only other people who had yet to say what was on their wrist were Penelope and Spencer, and by the way Penelope was quickly chewing her food so she could talk you guessed she was going next.

             “I haven’t found my soulmate either!” She said quickly after finished chewing, “Nor has our resident Brainiac, but he’s like you, he won’t tell us what his tattoo says either.”

             You knew you had to say something, if you didn’t say something you knew it would cause suspicion, so you turned to him, raising an eyebrow, “What’s your reasoning for not telling anyone, Mr. Resident Brainiac?” You ask easily, watching as JJ gave him a sympathetic look out of the corner of your eye, knowing that both of them were probably thinking he was a glitch at the moment.

             “M-“ He starts but clears his throat nervously, “Mostly the same reasons as you.”

             “Great minds think alike,” you laugh as you begin to close your Tupperware, “But fools seldom differ,”

“But fools seldom differ.” Wait what. You frown. Was your hearing going or did you two just state the second half of that saying at the same time? Quickly recovering, the frown is replaced by another smile as you watch a pink tint rise to Reid’s cheeks. You had to admit, this man was very attractive.

Everyone laughed and Morgan clapped you on your shoulder, the others packing up their stuff as well. When you got back to the bullpen Hotch and Rossi were there, huddled around a file.

“Do we have a case?” Prentiss asks as the team gets closer.

“it seems so, it looks to be a rough one so we will brief on the plane.” Hotch said as he closed the file, then turning his attention to you, “Y/L/N, I trust you have a go bag packed?”

“Yes, I do, sir.” You quickly say, nervous for your first case, especially since Hotch was describing it as a rough one.

“Wheels up in 20.”

              As you sat down on the plane the team quickly began discussing the case, the unsub was kidnapping women, holding them for at least a week, stabbing them, and then displaying their bodies in public places.

             Spencer read a bit of file out loud, sometimes going on fact tangents relating to something on the page, and you had to admit, it was darn adorable. You’d glance over at him every chance you could without arising suspicion, and you began taking him in in his entirety. You did always have a thing for long haired guys, his cheek bones and jaw line were to die for, and his hands, oh his hands, you decided you loved watching him turn pages in the file. You internally scolded yourself, of course you’d find him attractive, he was your soulmate after all, a match made in heaven. But that gnawing thought in the back of your head that you could lose everything you had worked towards thus far because of some butterflies in your stomach and ink on your wrist dragged you down like an anchor from the cloud you seemed to be floating on.

             “There’s no signs of torture besides the stabbing,” You comment with a frown, “Which wouldn’t indicate a sadist, but the stabbing implies a sexual component. He could be impotent.”

             “I agree,” Reid says a bit too quickly, looking up at you.

             “The displaying and posing of the bodies could be a taunt,” JJ offered, drawing attention away from Spencer.

             “When we land I want Prentiss and Morgan to go to the first and second crime scene, Rossi and Y/L/N to the third, JJ and I can go to the Fourth. Reid why don’t you start on the geographical profile.” Hotch designated as the jet landed.


To be Continued.

Part 2

anonymous asked:

Okay but what if Harry's on radio 1 with Nick and he's trying to pry into Harry's love life and he's usually one to be dodgy and vague but FOR ONCE he says he's found someone because he's SO happy and confident in the relationship you two share and he gets carried away talking about the stars in your eyes and admits that he's in love (!!!!) with you and what if it's the first time he's ever said it and he doesn't realize you're listening in to the radio BUT. YOU. ARE.

And this happens right around the seven month mark, right? And Harry’s just popped in to chat with Nick, no real reason behind it, so they’re just talking and laughing, and Harry will introduce the songs before they play them from time to time, and they have casual conversations in between each tune, and you’ve been lying in Harry’s bed back at his place and listening, because you just couldn’t get yourself to fall back asleep when he woke you up to kiss you goodbye and Nick and Harry are always good entertainment. 

After a bit, though, Nick asks Harry what he’s been up to, and he shrugs and tells him he’s taking a couple weeks off before it’s time to start rehearsing for the arena tour, but your cheeks heat up at the response Nick has for him. “Y’gonna’ be spending that time with anyone special?” Nick asks, and you imagine Harry’s probably covering his face with his hands like he does when he gets extra bashful – it’s one of the cutest things about him, he’s like a little kid. “I knew better than to come see you, Nicholas,” Harry says, but there’s a smile evident in his voice, and that makes you smile as you roll over to hug his pillow close to you. 

“Oh, give it up, Styles. We’ve all seen the pictures. You can tell us. This is a safe place,” Nick presses on, and you roll your eyes at the fact that Nick is pretending to not know whether the two of you are together or not, when he was just over for dinner a couple of nights ago. You hear Harry’s breathy sort of laugh, the kind he lets out when you start kissing all over him for no particular reason, and you grin. 

You don’t expect him to confirm he’s in a relationship, let alone that it’s with you specifically. You get enough hate on social media just for the fact that you exist in the same general vicinity as him sometimes. It had been your idea to maybe not hold hands and appear so couple-y when cameras are around, too, because you never wanted Harry to think that you didn’t understand that things would be different with him. Relationships, in the past, have been hard for him to maintain with all that comes with being Harry Styles, and you get that, so when he says ‘yes’ you have a moment of genuine surprise.

“Reckon I will be, yeah,” he tells Nick and the entire world simultaneously. He must surprise Nick, too, because the next thing you hear is Nick practically yelling about how ‘you heard it here first – the notoriously private Harry Styles has confirmed his relationship status!” Harry groans in the background and Nick laughs. “You’re happy, then?” Nick questions just after, and you can still hear the smile in Harry’s voice when he speaks. “’M quite happy,” he confirms, and you smile wider, burying your face in his pillow for just a moment and breathing in his scent. “Do you think it’s love?” Nick presses on, and Harry waits just a beat before he answers and it makes you all the more anxious for his answer. Neither of you have said that yet. “’M pretty sure of it, yeah. Love her quite a lot,” he answers, and you’re smiling just as big as you’re certain he is. “Don’t tell her, though. I haven’t even told her, yet. She’s at home sleepin’,” Harry giggles, and you grab for your phone beside you and open your messages with Harry and type: Can’t sleep without you here with me, actually. You wait a few moments more before you type out the words: ‘Told my mum the same thing you told Nick this morning a few days ago btw x’ and press send. 

It’s only about an hour later before he’s home and he finds you sitting at island in the kitchen on a barstool, wearing one of his shirts and eating a bowl of cereal. You smile at him as he walks towards you, and you kiss him back as soon as you feel his lips on yours. “Hi,” you say, after a breathless sort of kiss and he grins. “Told your mum y’quite in love with me?” He questions, and you shake your head, your eyes wide and a hand resting on his chest. “Oh, god, honey – no. I meant I told her I knew better than to come see her. Tried t’send me off with a million tupperware containers with enough food to feed a small village,” you tell him, but you’re smiling before you even get the whole sentence out of your mouth, and he smiles wider once he realizes you’re joking. 

“You’re a menace,” he tells you, and you press your lips to his once again. “I love you,” you murmur, and he kisses you again before he repeats the three words back to you. “I love you.” 

Steve randle headcannons

-his favorite color is green
-other than cars, Steve has a fascination with naturalism
-sometimes when he is alone, he will teach himself origami
-Steve is actually VERY emotional and he hides his emotions just like Johnny.
-Steve says a lot of stuff he doesn’t mean just to hold a reputation
-deep down he is nothing but a sweet heart
-Once a guy was hitting on Evie and Steve and him ended up fighting and Steve was arrested for a month… After that month, he went to evies house and found her cheating on him with ths guy who was flirting with her
-He literally cried in sodas arms (I love you Steve)
-even though he does get annoying, Steve doesn’t hate pony
-Steve was really close to Dallas, like more than anyone else thought
-hates guns, absolutely hates them
-sometimes he and two will have competitions to see who makes the funniest jokes
-Steve knows he will lose, he just thinks it fun
-Sometimes in school, if someone messed with Johnny he would pretend to be his brother or something and threaten to kick their asses
-Steve actually really respects Darry and wants to be closer friends but he doesn’t know how to approach him

Relationship head cannons:
-IN public you were the couple that were like best friend
-Your happiness became his number one priority
-Steve is very playful with you and loves to wrestle around
-He never would pressure you into sex but if you were in the mood, well you know the rest 😏😏😏
-He loves to hold you 24/7
-Steve would fight for you whenever he felt as if someone was gonna hurt you
-He let you come to the rumble with him once and cried wjen you came home, you had gotten beat worse than him and he felt awful
-He isn’t just your boyfriend, he is your bodyguard, reason to smile, and stress reliever all in one
-Once you stayed at his house and his old man tried to hit you.
-Steve got pissed
-“DON’T YOU FUCKING TOUCH HER!”
-“WHO THE HELL YOU YELLING AT!?”
-Steve stayed at your house for a month after that
-Always makes sure to kiss you every morning when you wake up and every night before you fall asleep
-He loves it when you grab his hand
-is glad to have you and shows you off like crazy
-“You see that doll over there?”
-“Yea, she’s really hot”
-“I know, MY girlfriend is really hot”
-is just the best fucking boyfriend a girl could ever have

A-Z Book Recommendations

Inspired by @macrolit

A: And the Mountains Echoed- Khaled Hosseini

Most people might say the Kite Runner or A Thousand Splendid Suns if they were asked about this guy, but And the Mountains Echoed is a little more melancholy than outright shocking, and it was a fascinating read.

B: Beowulf (I read Seams Heaney’s translation)

The epic poem, the legend itself. Not a particularly long or difficult read for this translation, but the story was fascinating. Absolutely something out of the legends, and you can actually see a fair amount of where certain other stories are being inspired.

C: The Crimson Crown- Cinda Williams Chima

Final book in the Seven Realms series; it’s everything I wanted in the ending, honestly. The love story is resolved, character arcs are finished, and you root for the admittedly slightly unlikeable hero and the badass Princess (then Queen) every step of the way. Kick the wizard aristocracy’s ass.

D: The Divine Comedy- Dante Alighieri

A classic, and, all in poetry. Is it fudging the title? Consists of 3 parts, and very Biblical. Like, a self-insert of Greco-Roman myths and the Bible. Still really interesting to read.

E: Everything I Never Told You- Celeste Ng

Oh, man. This one is actually YA, I’m pretty sure, but it packs a punch. Takes place after the suicide of this girl Lydia and talks about her family and how it affects them, secrets come to light about both her and the family as the book goes on. Not necessarily a whole lot of twists and turns, I don’t think, but touching.

F: Feed (Newsflesh)- Mira Grant

Uh, zombies, basically, but post-post-apocalypse. Humans have survived, managed to rebuild some semblance of society, and that in and of itself was interesting as a premise. The plot twist at the end is goddamn great. Loved it.

G: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larsson

Lisbeth may not be the most likeable of heroines, but goddamn do you root for her. She is badass, pretty much, and it’s actually kind of empowering? TW for rape, though, and also a huge age difference in relationships? As far as the plot, it’s, y’know. Crime novel, but longer and a little more focus on the characters. 

H: The Handmaid’s Tale- Margaret Atwood

Originally read this one because of the series that came out, and boy, I was not disappointed. It was different, and the ambiguity of the ending was a little frustrating, but certainly well-done. Dystopia, but not post-apocalyptic, showed how…easy, it was, for a handful of people to disrupt society. A bit scary, that, but nevertheless good.

I: Infinite Jest- David Foster Wallace

Honestly, not a book I expected to love, or even like. It’s an actual behemoth, and honestly an ode to anachronism and postmodernism. Recommended to me by a friend; you’ll need 3 bookmarks to read this one (one for footnotes, one for the timeline, one for your place). The best description I can manage is addiction and tennis, which encompasses a fair amount of it. Cannot praise enough, honestly, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

J: Jurassic Park- Michael Crichton

These movies were such a huge part of my childhood, honestly, and I’ve always loved dinosaurs. The plot is pretty commonly known, but there’s a reason they made a movie out of the books, y’know? 

K: Kafka on the Shore- Haruki Murakami

I really liked this one, not much else to say about that. Magical realism, again, of course, but there’s something about Kafka that’s really interesting to me. And it’s interesting to try and puzzle out what’s going to happen, even if you end up being completely wrong. I loved this one.

L: Les Miserables- Victor Hugo

The Brick. Long, long, long. But, again, something I don’t regret reading, even if I had to slog through like 10 pages describing the history of the Battle of Waterloo, and then 10 more on the Battle itself. For me, the chronology was a little confusing, but on a reread and some Wiki, it resolved itself just fine. Really kind of hits you hard when you think about what it was really like back then; Hugo’s reputation for speaking for the people is well-deserved. Great.

M: At the Mountains of Madness- H.P. Lovecraft

My favorite of his works, because really, who the fuck knows what’s in Antarctica? I might be fudging a bit with the title, but I did really want to fit this one in here. Really gripping, even if his descriptions tend to go with ‘let me shove every adjective I know’ in here. 

N: The Night Circus- Erin Morgenstern

Magical realism, gorgeous prose, and the Aesthetic you love. Honestly, it’s a masterpiece and I love this book to bits. A game, between two masters, set in a circus, for their apprentices to compete in. There’s a love story, too, but it’s delightful and not at all overdone. 

O: The Odyssey- Homer

While the Iliad is great and all, there’s just something that speaks a bit more to me about wanting to go home, and also everything that could possibly go wrong, going wrong when Odysseus tries to get there. Love it.

P: Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

Yes, I know, the plot is fairly slow. But Elizabeth Bennet is an absolute delight, even in her misconceptions about Darcy- who is, apparently, a lot more socially awkward than I expected on the first reading. A classic.

Q: 1Q84- Haruki Murakami

Magical realism, and another behemoth to get through, but it’s certainly worth the effort. The alternate dimensions, the way the two main characters’ stories entwine but take time to resolve, it’s perfect. The two characters are a perfect contrast for one another, honestly, and it’s nice to see more and more of them as the book goes on.

R: Return of the King- J.R.R. Tolkien

Yes, we all know that his writing is….tedious, sometimes. To say the least. But this is the finale to LotR, so how could I not put it in? It’s the culmination of everything and it carries the strongest message of the three books. Love, love, love.

S: The Stand- Stephen King

Humanity died of the flu, basically. This takes place afterwards; we see good and evil and everything in between as the survivors form their bands and coalitions. There’s a bunch of different editions, though, and I know they either have an epilogue (which is a bit of a darker tone), or they don’t. Either way, fantastic, if long.

T: The Twelve- Justin Cronin

Sequel to The Passage, but still as good. Flashes back to the beginning of the plague so we are actually able to see more of it, which was certainly interesting. Chronologically, it skips around a bit (plague time, to slightly before the majority of the first book, to 5 years after it), which can be a little confusing, but it serves well as a sequel. Lots of twists and turns for those who like it, and although there’s some loose threads left, the ending is way more satisfying. Really interesting.

U: Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams.

This one might be cheating, a little, but it’s actually the collection of all the stories in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Quirky characters that you learn from and about, and some strange things happen, but you just learn to roll with it. Whimsical and nonsensical at times, but in the best way; I love it.

V: Voyage of the Dawn Treader: C.S. Lewis

Well, aside from being one of two books that I’ve read that starts with V, this one speaks to me a lot given the character development, the scenery (sea of lilies? Sign me up), and the kind of obvious symbolism.

W: Wise Man’s Fear- Patrick Rothfuss

Sequel to the Name of the Wind, and though we’re still waiting on Doors of  Stone, this one is arguably the best in the series. Kvothe is loveable, albeit still a dick, but we see him face more hardships, and get closer to where he was in the ‘present’, while the story of the past is being told. 

X: Xenocide- Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game was good, but this is my favorite of the sequels, I think, given that it (a little more so than Speaker for the Dead) deals with the consequences of Ender’s actions, and shows how easily people were ready to revert to what they once were.

Y: The Young Elites (Marie Lu)

Unconventional heroine, set in what I’m pretty sure is an analogue of Renaissance Italy, and fast-paced with magical powers and a plague. Same author that brought us Legend/Prodigy/Champion, so the action sequences were great, but the writing is also great. The sequel is even better.

Z: Zombie Survival Guide- Max Brooks

The OG zombie apocalypse book. What else is there to say?

And some runners up that didn’t quite make it:

Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden), Queen of Shadows (Sarah J. Maas), The Passage (Justin Cronin), It (Stephen King), Color Out of Space (H. P. Lovecraft), The Cask of Amontillado (Edgar Allan Poe),  World War Z (Max Brooks), The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien), the Ashes Trilogy (Ilsa J. Bick, I LOVE IT), and the Razorland books (Ann Aguirre).

Can I just gush about this for a moment? Because it’s so important and it could have become a conventional shitty love triangle so easily but it didn’t and it’s so, so much better this way. Like, this is not a conventional declaration of love, this is a guy who starts off saying “Look, I know wasn’t your first choice and that doesn’t bother me.” And the reason is that he understands her strengths and her weaknesses and gets that sometimes a strength is also a weakness, and he  says, “Don’t be too proud for my pity, because I can’t help being saddened by it when someone I value so highly and has so much to live for wants to die for unrequited love of a man she’s idealized and only actually talked to once or twice. That’s foolish, and I love you enough to call you on it, even though that might not endear you to me.” He doesn’t idealize her or even pretend to. He sees her exactly as she is, with all her flaws, and loves her for all of it, unconditionally. YES. THIS. MORE OF THIS KIND OF LOVE STORY. Faramir may have given me totally unrealistic expectations for men when I first read LOTR at like age ten but we need more of this shit in fiction and real life. Don’t pretend people are perfect, because it means a lot more to love them if you acknowledge that they’re not.

Haikyuu!! Fic Rec #1

So a lot of people have asked me for fic recs and good fics to read so here you go!  This is part 1 of *insert random number here because i have no idea* so here we go!

Oh Captains My Captains by medeadea
5k+
Summary: The captains and vice captains of the Tokyo training camp come together for some nightly shenanigans and competition. It gets out of hand quickly.
Thoughts: this fic was absolutely hilarious and i can reread it again and again for a good laugh everytime!  The captains (AND VICE CAPTAINS) all together is incredible.

the truth is out there by shizuoh
3k+
IwaOi
Summary:

“I work at NASA,” Hajime said, setting down his coffee.
Oikawa immediately jumped up and slammed his palms against the table. “I’ll suck your dick if you tell me about the aliens.”
Thoughts: an iwaoi ‘never met before’ fic that is another hilarious, fabulous read!!

Losing That Moment by Crollalanza
2k
Summary:
There was a vague feeling of wonder about it all, of disbelief – not only that they’d lost, but that their Captain, Bokuto Koutarou, was taking it so well.  (Too fucking well. He heard Konoha say later.)  Fukurodani didn’t get to Nationals. Their story was done. And Bokuto has no idea what to do next.
Then he receives a text from a most unlikely source…
Thoughts: Angsty but so… so good.  It really embodies the whole “losing” experience.

the one with the nipple piercings and the hip tattoo by rarepairenabler
3k+
TanaNoya
Summary:
Scowling a little, Ryuu follows Noya’s gaze to his chest where he finds a silver bar peeking out from the puffed up nub of both of his nipples and—holy fuck.
“I didn’t,” Ryuu says in disbelief, eyes wide because he wouldn’t.
“You did,” Noya replies with thinly veiled glee. “God, what the hell happened last night?”
OR University AU where Noya and Ryuu deal with the aftermath of their drunken shenanigans
Thoughts: did i hear TanaNoya??  I think i did.  This one IS SO JUICY YOOOO so good much love for this ship

Despite the Warning Signs by NatRoze
16k+
TenSuga

Summary: “War,” Suga says, quite cordially. “This means war.”
Or, the one where Tendou and Suga end up roommates in college and immediately engage each other in dorm room prank combat. Romantically.
Thoughts: TENSUGA LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.  THIS FIC IS TOO GOOD FOR WORDS HOLY SHIT I NEVER THOUGHT I NEEDED THIS SHIP BUT I DO AND YOU NEED IT TOO.

Never Fly on One Wing by Maiuzan
23k+, Multi-Chapter (Completed)
BokuAka
Summary:
‘This was not what Koutarou had planned out for his evening. Yet here he was, sweating, scratches on his arm, and a shaking cardboard box in his lap.’
In which Bokuto rescues an owl.
Thoughts: tbh i haven’t finished this fic because i’ve gotten busy BUT IT IS SO GOOD AND CHARACTERIZES THEM SO WELL.  plus there is owls so who doesn’t love that?

Time by novocaine_sea
20k+, Multi-Chapter (Completed)
DaiSuga
Summary:
Daichi grabbed the phone and pressed it to his ear, “Hello?”
“Daichi,” Suga’s mother said immediately. Her voice was gentle but he could hear her breaking. This was definitely not good. “Daichi, Koushi’s been in an accident.”
He bolted out the door.
Thoughts: there’s angst, a lot of angst… did i mention angst?  It is SO amazing though holy COW I LOVE THIS FIC

The Trifecta by surveycorpsjean
28k+, Multi-Chapter (Completed)
BoKuroTeru
Summary:
It only took an ass grab, two black eyes, and a couple beers for them to realize how cute Terushima actually is.
So Kuroo tightens his grip around Bokuto and grins.
Because teasing is what he does best.
Thoughts: this was one of my first OT3 fics and wow it shows polyamory in a very good light and helps the reader understand the complexities of the relationship and it is wonderful.

~Until next time!

hurricanes-andlovelyrains  asked:

okay but tog/acotar crossover. who would you ship next gen wise, other than otp?

So other than my beautiful Sastiel? I think:

Manorian’s daughter x Nessian’s son

Manorian’s daughter:

  • she’s strong, sassy, and always slays
  • Dorian’s black hair and Manon’s dark golden eyes
  • full bitch witch and shows the boys up with her deadly fighting skills
  • has the most snarky mouth, and knows how to lay it down with comebacks
  • she gets in so many fights and Manon is always praising her for it when she wins, granted that the fight was for a good reason
  • Dorian always tries to teach her everything he knows and they always spend time together reading and telling each other facts
  • they play this game at the dinner table, where Dorian will say a fact, and Manorian’s daughter has to beat it with a better fact, and it goes on and on until Manon has to step between them
  • she’ll always declare, “say one more fact and I’ll cut you” and Dorian and Manorian’s daughter will gesture that their lips were zipped with a giggle
  • somehow she is also very sensitive like Dorian even though everyone thinks she’s a bitch
  • so she spends a lot of her time with her wyvern and adventuring everywhere
  • she has a big extended family who she loves, but she loves being independent
  • really kinky
  • like really really kinky

Nessian’s son:

  • a dreamer, quiet, fierce
  • Nesta’s brown hair and Cassian’s hazel eyes
  • he’s Cassian’s son, but he spends so much time with Azriel that they are basically the same
  • Cassian actually gets so jealous every time his son wants to spend more time with Azriel than him
  • Cassian will always say, “but i’m THE General Commander of the Illyrians” and “I once speared a man so far away you could barely see his face in the middle of war”
  • for help Cassian would nudge Rhys, like “tell my boy how fucking awesome I am”
  • and Nessian’s son will just be like “eh, I want to see Uncle Az”
  • also best friend’s with Kastiel (Feysand’s son)
  • they get up to so much mischief and the girls just die when they see Kastiel and Nessian’s son walking around Velaris
  • there’s actually a fanbase for them, but Kastiel and Nessian’s son don’t give a shit about the girls in Velaris because they are both secretly in love with Mor (obvs until Kastiel meets Seraphine ofc)
  • actually really funny when you get to meet him
  • reason why he hates speaking is because Nessian are always bickering and he doesn’t want to get between his parents
  • one time he opened his mouth and shit broke loose
  • loves animals and can communicate with them very well
  • a little bit goofy

Manorian’s daughter x Nessian’s son

  • Manorian’s daughter is so bold, so loud and carefree that when Nessian’s son lays his eyes on her for the first time, he just straight up thought she was dumb and ignored her
  • Nessian’s son just wanted to be alone, hated the fact that there were so many people and didn’t want to join the dinner party that was the ACOTAR x ToG crossover (might have to do a hc on this dinner party separately)
  • so Nessian’s son leaves and walks around
  • while he’s just wandering he spots Manorian’s wyvern
  • he loved the look of the wyvern and didn’t even feel an ounce of fear as he walks up to it
  • that’s when Manorian’s daughter sees Nessian’s son for the first time
  • she just straight up fell in love with everything about him
  • the way he was murmuring to her wyvern, the way he stroked her wyvern so gently, the way his hair shone in the moonlight
  • and because she holds nothing back, she shouts, “hey, you fae boy!”
  • Nessian’s son was so startled he didn’t move or say anything when Manorian’s daughter walks up to him, holds his face and kisses him passionately
  • Manorian’s daughter pulls back reluctantly and says, “I’ve always wanted to know what that feels like”
  • and Nessian’s son smiles, actually smiles, and replies, “then do it again”
On Reading Sherlock’s Face

I’m not a fan of metas based on reading faces. I’ve seen other people do it well, but I’ve never liked actually basing conclusions off expressions alone. Everything exists in context, but especially facial expressions. They’re also the easiest thing to project onto– you can read a lot of things into a facial expression, and I’m very wary of that sort of thing in analysis. I am particularly wary when shippers do it and/or there’s an agenda involved (and usually there is an agenda involved, in fandom). My point: I don’t really do facial analysis if I can help it, and certainly not alone. But there’s definitely a point in TFP where the show kinda begs you to look at Sherlock’s face, and I can’t deny it’s interesting.

In a general sense, I’m also kinda going through the things that seem off or are interesting in Series 4 (in no particular order), and of course, I haven’t addressed this yet:

I remember being struck by this when I saw it in the trailer, and analyzing it a bit. It was obvious to me it wasn’t to John, because John is behind Sherlock. In thinking about it before I knew the context, I thought it was weird, because Sherlock looked so unhappy. His whole expression is… tense, disturbed at something. It’s not the kind of face (or set-up) one associates with an ‘I love you’, so I thought something rather dark must be going on.

Now, I agree with the analysis that this isn’t Sherlock’s ‘lying face’, or the over-the-top acting Sherlock was doing with Janine in HLV. This is definitely different. But the only two options aren’t ‘he’s lying’ vs ‘he’s just realized he means it’. The difference between TFP and HLV is context: in HLV, Sherlock went on to dismiss John’s horror at his callousness, and say love was ‘human error’. In TFP, Sherlock no longer thinks so. That is the point.

A lot of people (no matter what they ship) don’t understand this scene– they either seem to think it’s gratuitous emotional torture, bad Molly characterization (because she’s apparently not gotten over her feelings, though as I’ve said, there’s no reason to think she had), or– I suppose– there to show us that Sherlock just loves Molly back, all appearances to the contrary. Of course, many fans essentially believe there doesn’t really need to be a reason for that last option, particularly seeing as it’s about a heterosexual couple, so I’ll just say that no, there actually does need to be a reason, not to mention build-up. Besides, if Sherlock simply… meant it, that would kill the drama (and the intended darkness) of the scene. In general, no matter what Sherlock’s face says, the narrative has to support it or it makes no sense and constitutes bad writing. But for what it’s worth, his face doesn’t really say ‘I love you’. He looks sad and disturbed, but I do believe he also looks like he’s realizing something on some level. It’s a form of his serious deduction face, except we don’t get as much of an inward look as we did the last time this happened, during the wedding speech in TSoT (as I once wrote extensively about).

So what is Sherlock realizing, in context?

That question is closely tied to asking why that scene is there. I mean, I’ve seen plenty of Johnlock shippers sort of riff on the fact that the deduction of the person meant for the casket could have been about John– he too is short and practical, and he loves Sherlock! But I think bringing John into it is a derailment. It’s not about John, but it’s not about Molly, either, not directly. Like I said in my John analysis in TLD, it’s not about John ‘cause it’s about Sherlock. Obviously, this applies to this scene: we’re focused on Sherlock’s face here, full screen. That certainly suggests that we’re meant to be focusing on him (and his arc).

And yes, that’s what I think it’s about. I realize most people who’re not Johnlockers seem not to care that there’s an arc, but even though we’ve been wrong about various things, the one thing I’ve been right about is the importance of Sherlock’s arc. Moffat has explicitly referred to it and its relevance to TFP, too. This is Sherlock’s test, his final test (as administered by Eurus, the embodiment of the ‘high-functioning sociopath’ persona). The Final Problem is becoming human.

So what does that have to do with Molly? He’s already told Eurus that he realizes his life is not his own: “Your own death is something that happens to everybody else.” So he’s learned the lesson of Reichenbach. The ‘human error’ thing is about people like Janine and Molly though, in the show. He doesn’t really have a problem accepting his feelings about John (however you want to read them); as soon as he realized them, around TEH and TSoT, he accepted them. John is always the exception. It’s everyone else’s feelings– and feeling in general– that Sherlock hasn’t taken seriously or accepted as valid, as important, as worth empathizing with. So this is the final step: he’d already felt bad for Molly in TEH, but he didn’t take her feelings fully seriously, because then there was Janine. Love was still ‘human error’… but then Sherlock kept making that error. You don’t have to read this romantically, though it’s certainly not been about Molly. He’s made the error about John, about Mary, and even about Eurus (in TLD). That’s what he was telling Mrs Hudson with ‘Norbury’. He knows that ‘human error’ is something he has to take into account. Heartbreak is something Sherlock is now very familiar with. He has to feel it, but he doesn’t have to fear it (as Moriarty said).

Sherlock fake-smiled when he proposed to Janine because he was dissociating, essentially. Here, he wasn’t. But that doesn’t mean he was confessing his love. It means he was fully feeling the awfulness  of what he was doing to Molly, and that he was aware he was using  his real feelings– because he really does care about her as a friend– to hurt her, essentially. This is the realization he started to have at the end of TAB, about how many women he’d hurt. This is the consequence: it hurts. It burns. It aches, being human. But it allows him to reach his sister, in the end, so the point is not about avoiding the pain but embracing it.

These are our friends (Balloon Squad + Yousana kids)

Hi!!

Well, as I say before, I have been on a writers block lately, I wasn’t really inspired until the lovely @stressedoutteenager told me a headcanon about The balloon squad taking care of kids and well our conversation ended on me writing this fic about the balloon boys and yousef and sana’s kids. So I want to thank her because like half of the ideas of this fic belong to her! 

I also got this prompt a few weeks ago and even though it’s not actually the same I hope you like it:  

Prompt. HELLO IDK IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF PROMPTS ALREADY BUT I WAS THINKING LIKE WHAT IF YOU WROTE ABOUT UNCLE ELIAS COMING OVER AND TAKING CARE OF YOUSANAS FOOTBALL TEAM?? like at this point they’d prob have like 4 kids or something and thats tiring enough and yousef is like we never get time to ourselves and sana’s like well you’re the one that wanted 12?? and they’re like we can maybe ask elias to take care of them and they go on a date or whatever and elias takes care of the kids :)


Well I leave you now with the fic, I know there’s no much Yousana but I hope you like it!!!

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That the Balloon boys love Sana with all their hearts is no secret. And that they love Yousef too isn’t either. But their love for Yousef and Sana doesn’t compare with their love for their children.

 -x-

Since Sana and Yousef got married, all of them had been constantly teasing them about when they were planning on having children. They knew Yousef was really looking forward to it while Sana wasn’t that keen on it, or at least that’s what she said. They didn’t expect them having children that soon after they got married though so when only 9 months after their wedding Yousef and Sana called them all asking to meet them at their house that idea didn’t even crossed their minds.

“Thank you for coming” Sana said as all the boys sat in front of her and Yousef.

“What is this about sis?” Elias asked

“What have you done Yousef?” Adam added

“I haven’t done anything” Yousef defended himself

“Well, you kind of have” Sana said blushing

“Sana!” Yousef chuckled completely embarrassed.

“I’m not understanding anything” Mutta said confused

“Guys, what’s going on?” Mikael asked

“Okay so…we called you here because we need to tell you something important and we thought that we should tell you all at once” Sana started

“We know this might be unexpected” Yousef continued

“Are you divorcing?” Mutta asked as disappointed as if his parents were telling them that they were going to have a divorce

“No! No, no, no. It’s the opposite actually” Yousef said

“The opposite would be getting married and you’re already married” Mikael said

“Are you going to renew your vows?” Adam asked

“What are you talking about Adam? How are they going to renew their vows, they haven’t even been married for a year” Elias said rolling his eyes

Yousef looked at Sana exasperated. Sana just shrugged as a way of saying “they’re your friends”. Yousef shook his head as the rest of the boys started a fight over how much time was logical to pass to renew the vows.

“Guys, guys…guys!” Sana said clapping her hands to catch their attention

“Wait a moment Sana” Elias said not even looking at her “Stop defending Adam, Mikael, you don’t know what you’re talking about”

“I’m not defending him but it makes sense what he’s saying”

“I’m not understanding anything” Mutta said again

“I’m pregnant!” Sana yelled

The whole room turned silent as the boys looked at Sana and Yousef taken aback by the news.

“What?” Elias asked

“I’m pregnant, you’re going to be an uncle Elias, you’re all going to be uncles”

“But pregnant as in having a baby pregnant?”

“No, pregnant as in having a fish, what do you think Mikael?” Sana said rolling her eyes

“You’re pregnant!!” Elias exclaimed standing up and hugging his sister

“I told you they wouldn’t wait a year!! You owe me 100kr!” Adam told Mutta as he extended his hand waiting to be paid

“Seriously Yousef? You couldn’t wait three more months?” Mutta said shaking his head

“You bet on how fast I’d get pregnant?” Sana asked “You do realize how creepy that is, right?”

“It’s not creepy, it’s the miracle of life” Mikael said smiling

“Yousef my man, you’re going to be a dad!” Elias said hugging his friend “And my sister is going to be a mom and I’m going to be an uncle and…and…”

“Elias are you crying?” Sana asked smiling as her brother tried to hide the tears

“No, I’m not” he said sniffing

“Yes you are! Come on Adam bring me the camera, this is going to make a sick video” Mikael exclaimed

Sana glared at Yousef who was laughing at the situation, “these are your friends” she wanted to say.

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“Be careful, Sana”, “You don’t have to that on your own, Sana” “Sana, let me do that for you” “Just sit down and rest, Sana” “No Sana, you can’t eat that, it’s not good for the baby” “Let me take care of that, Sana” “Sana, where do you think you’re going?” “I’M PREGNANT I’M NOT SICK, STOP IT ALREADY”

Those sentences could pretty much sum up the nine months of Sana’s pregnancy. All the boys, and Yousef the first of all, wouldn’t let Sana do as much as breathing in case something happened to her or to the baby.

So when Sana went into labor while the boys were at her house she knew what was coming.

“Guys…” Sana said as calm as she possibly could “I think…I think I’m having the baby”

“WHAT?” Yousef yelled as he stood up from the chair and almost fainted while doing it

“But are you sure?” Elias asked

“Pretty sure” Sana said looking at the wet floor under her

“Wow Sana, you could’ve used the toilet for that” Mikael said

“Are you dumb? Her water just broke!” Adam said hitting Mikael’s head

“Okay, what do we do? What do we do?” Mutta asked starting to panic

“Well, I think that taking me to the hospital would be a good idea, don’t you think?” Sana said glaring at them

“Yes, yes, yes come on guys we have rehearsed this so many times, Elias keys, Mutta and Adam bag, Mikael camera and I…I…what did I have to take?” Yousef said anxiously

“Sana! You had to take Sana” Elias said

“Oh, oh, true, true. Come on babe, everything is going to be okay, don’t panic, just breathe, breathe”

Yeah, you may want to take your own advice” Sana said shaking her head

 -x-

They’ve been there for too long, what is taking so long?” Elias asked as he kept pacing around the room

“Relax, in every book I’ve read says that this can take several hours” Mutta said

“How many books have you read about pregnancy dude?” Adam asked

“About 12” Mutta said shrugging “14 if you count the audiobooks”

“Here we have dumb and dumber talking about pregnancy books” Mikael said as he focused the video camera on them, then he turned to Elias “And here we have the soon to be uncle having a stroke”

“Mikael keep that off my face or I swear I’m going to…”

“Relatives of Sana Bakkoush?” a nurse interrupted Elias

Elias walked over to her as Mikael, Mutta and Adam stood up and followed him.

“I’m her brother” Elias said

“And we’re the baby’s uncles” Mutta added pointing at the rest of the boys and himself

“So all of you are Sana’s brothers” the nurse said

“No just me, but they’re the uncles too”

“Yousef’s brothers then?”

“We’re his bros” Adam said nodding

“Okay…well everything went well and she’s a lovely girl”

“It’s a girl!!!” Mutta said doing his meme face

“We already knew it was a girl” Mikael said rolling his eyes

“I know but we’ve had it confirmed”

“I think it was pretty much confirmed when Sana showed us that ultrasound” Adam said

“Yeah but…”

“Guys!” Elias said clapping his hands and turning to the nurse “Can we see her?”

“Yes, you can but one by one, okay?” the nurse said as she left them in the waiting room

“Well, I’m going in while you decide the order” Elias said

“Uh, excuse me, why do you get to be the first one?” Adam asked

“Because I’m the real uncle, Sana is my sister and Yousef is my best friend”

“Wow, that was very rude. We’re supposed to love each other equally” Mutta said “Besides, kids like me better than you”

“That’s bullshit, I’m Sana’s brother and I’m going in first” Elias said

“We should draw lots” Adam said

“What are you talking about? She’s my sister!!” Elias almost yelled

“Wait, where’s Mikael?” Mutta said realizing that the boy was nowhere to be found

“That little piece of shit” Elias said as he walked to the room where Sana was. “Mikael! That’s cheating” he yelled from the other side of the door

The door of the room opened and Yousef came out of it. His eyes were red, he had clearly been crying.

“Guys, if you promise to be completely calm I’ll let you in all at once, but you have to be chill, okay?” Yousef said

“Yeah, yeah, let me in” Elias said as he walked past Yousef and entered the room followed by the rest of the boys

Mikael was in one side of the room holding the baby in his arms.

“Boys, let me introduce you to Leila, the most beautiful baby in this world” Mikael said as the boys approached them

“Oh my god she’s so tiny” Mutta said as he gently caressed one of her hands

“I can’t believe Yousef did this” Adam said “She’s so beautiful”

“She looks like her mother, that’s the only explanation” Yousef said as he stood next to Sana and gave her a kiss on her forehead “She’s going to be a warrior just like her”

“Elias? Are you okay?” Sana asked her brother who hadn’t said a word since he had entered the room.

“I just…I…” Elias said trying to hold back the tears but he completely failed at it “She is my niece, Sana”

“Yes, she is” Sana said smiling at her brother “Why don’t you hold her?”

“What if I hurt her?” he asked

“You won’t, I trust you”

Elias nodded and took the baby from Mikael’s arms slowly.

“Hi, Leila, I’m your uncle Elias. These are Mikael, Adam and Mutta, they’re going to love you so much but you better love me more, okay?”

“Yeah, we’ll see about that” Adam said “I’m way cooler than you are”

“But I’m the kindest” Mutta argued

“Guys, guys, who was the first one to hold her, huh?” Mikael said with a smug face

“She’s my blood, you can’t fight blood” Elias said

Sana chuckled as she shook her head and looked at Yousef, “these are your friends”

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“Happy birthday Leila!” Elias said as he hugged his niece “Oh my god how old are you already? 6? 7?”

“I’m only 3 uncle Elias!” Leila laughed

“Oh, only 3? Then I’ll have to give this big present to another child…”

“No, no, no! I’m 6”

“Leila, what have we talked about lying?” Sana told her daughter

“It’s a bad thing to do” Leila said

“Exactly, now give uncle Elias a kiss and go to the backyard to play with your friends, I’ll be out in a minute with the cake”

The little girl did as she was told and left after kissing her uncle

“How are you doing, sis?” Elias said pointing at Sana’s belly

“I’m holding up quite well actually, only three more weeks before Khaled is here with us” Sana said smiling

“Ah, I’m going to spoil that little kid”

“Like you’re already doing with Leila, you mean?”

“Exactly like that”

Sana rolled her eyes and led the way to the garden where everyone was.

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“Yo, Adam what was that?” Elias asked his friend as he approached him after the cake

“What was what?”

“We agreed on one present each and you gave Leila two” Elias said

“That was so not cool, Adam” Mutta said

“Are you trying to get her to like you better or what?” Mikael asked

“Okay first of all, I gave her two gifts because in the movie those two characters are always together so I bought the two dolls at once, and second of all I don’t need gifts to make her like me best, she already does” Adam said with a smug face

Ha! You wish, I gave her a basketball jersey of her favorite team, did you see the look on her face? She loved it” Mutta said

“She’s only 3, what are you talking about? She loved my movies” Mikael argued

“I bought her a freaking slide, are you being serious now?” Elias asked shaking his head “Besides I’m her blood”

“Stop using that argument! Family is not only blood damn it!” Adam almost yelled at him

“Okay that’s enough we’re going to solve this as grown men” Mikael said “Leila! Sweetie, can you come here for a second?”

The little girl approached them almost jumping, she loved her uncles so much

“Hi, honey, we’re going to ask you a question and you don’t need to feel pressured at all okay?” Mikael said crouching to get to her height “So who do you love the most, uncle Elias, uncle Mutta, uncle Adam or me?”

“I love you all the same” Leila said shrugging

“But Leila honey, remember how I gave you not one but two presents today? That’s really cool right?” Adam said

“I always bring you ice-cream even when your mom says you can’t have it, you remember that right Leila?” Mutta added

“Remember how I was the first one that took you to the cinema to see that movie you liked so much?” Mikael said

“Leila, I’m your uncle, your real uncle, I took you to the theme park” Elias said “You have to like me more than them”

“I…I think I like uncle Isak the most” Leila said kind of uncomfortable

“What??!” Elias almost yelled

“Are you seriously asking my daughter who she likes most?” Yousef said as he approached the group with Sana by her side

“Leila go play with your friends and don’t listen to your dumb uncles” Sana told her daughter

She waited for her to be gone before she spoke again

“What is wrong with you guys? She’s only 3”

“Adam was trying to buy her with gifts” Elias said “I’m her real uncle”

“I was just being nice, what are you talking about?”

“Okay, stop!” Sana said before another fight would start “You four are going to start behaving like adults or I swear you’re not going to get anywhere near this baby”

She pointed at her stomach while glaring at them

“You wouldn’t dare” Mikael said

“Test me” she said taking a step forward

“Okay, okay, it’s chill, we’ll behave” Mutta said

Sana nodded and looked at Yousef shaking her head, “these are your friends”.

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“Are you sure of this?”

“Come on Sana, we haven’t been on a proper date since Hakim was born” Yousef said “And he’s almost a year old already”

“Yeah, I know but are we sure that they…” she pointed at the boys in her living room “Are the ones to take care of our three children?”

“They’re four men taking care of a 6 years old girl, a 3 years old boy and a one year old baby, I think they’ll manage just fine”

“Ah…okay” she said

Elias, Mikael, Adam and Mutta were playing in the living room with the kids. Leila was showing Mutta his drawings while Mikael and Adam played with Khaled on the floor and Elias kept Hakim on his lap.

“Okay guys, we’re going. If anything happens you call me right away, understood?”

“Relax Sana, everything is under control” Elias said

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Everything wasn’t under control. Let’s say that playing with kids for awhile wasn’t exactly the same as spending a whole evening with them. It wasn’t that the kids were bad kids, quite the opposite actually, the problem was that the boys wouldn’t agree on anything.

“No, Khaled you can’t have ice cream after dinner” Elias said

“But uncle Mutta gave Leila ice cream”

“Seriously Mutta?” Adam asked him rolling his eyes

“It’s our tradition” Mutta defended himself

“Uh, guys I think Hakim needs to be changed” Mikael said as he held him in his arms “Any volunteer?”

“Don’t you know how to do it?” Elias asked

“Do you?”

“Of course I do, who do you think you’re talking to?”

Five diapers later Hakim was finally changed.

“Okay buddy now I’m going to leave you in your crib to sleep” Elias said as he laid him down

“Elias you have to lay him on one side” Adam said

“What? No I’m pretty sure he should lie on his back” Mikael said

“Guys, let the expert talk, in the books I read it said…I don’t really remember what it said to be honest…” Mutta said confused

“Let’s just call Sana and ask her” Adam suggested

“No! No one is calling my sister, we are capable of doing this”

“Uncle Elias, Leila keeps painting on me” Khaled whined

“Leila, stop it”

“But I’m just being artistic, dad always says that art is important”

“What about you paint on a notebook instead of on your brother” Mutta said

“But I don’t want to paint on a notebook” Leila said pouting

“Seriously, how do Sana and Yousef do this every day?” Mikael asked

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“Everything is extremely quiet” Sana said as they entered the house a few hours later

“That’s a good sign right?” Yousef asked

“Or not”

They entered the living room and were surprised by the scene. On one couch Mutta laid with little Hakim on his arms. In the floor, Adam and Mikael were sat together with their backs against the couch and Khaled lying on their legs. And on the other couch Leila laid on Elias’ chest. They were all sleeping peacefully.

Sana smiled at the view and looked at Yousef, “these are our friends”

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Sooo this is it!! I hope you’ve liked it!

Thank you so much for reading!!

anonymous asked:

Hi Cor! so now that the chapter's out, do you think Kaneki rejected Touka? imo now with the full picture, it seems he was more shocked by the realization that Touka loves him that he couldn't say anything else before Tsukiyama interrupted them.

No, I don’t think he rejected her advances but he didn’t exactly accept them either. Every single time he’s just been finding his feet, he’s been thrown into chaos again and again and again. There hasn’t really been a moment where he’s had the time or the emotional stability to let romantic fancies take over (Haise excluded from this of course). He’s definitely not in the right head space for romance. So even though he knows he cares for Touka a lot, I honestly don’t think he’s actually ever considered the possibility of a romance between them. This panel here is where I’m getting this from

“Touka-chan and… me…??”

He’s been taken completely by surprise- Touka really did a number on him! Kaneki being as obvlious as a brick, as per usual. And that’s why this panel later on speaks a thousand words

Touka says she was happy Haise looked at her the way Kaneki looked at Rize and I think this is the moment it really clicks for him what Touka has been saying. This is the moment he realises her feelings for him. 

So, no I don’t think he rejected her but we’ll never know what his answer would have been to Touka’s indirect confession thanks to Shuu :’D

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (to change a life)

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Genre: fluff

Warnings: little bit of swearing, homophobia, (light) drinking mentions

Description: Dan Howell is a rising star in theatre, Phil Lester is an actor acclaimed by the audience and the critique. They both get a role in the same play.

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A/N: apologies for any typos or mistakes made, I’ve read it over too many times and don’t notice them anymore. Shoutout to @palephantom for letting me rant endlessly about this without hating me! 


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Behind the Scenes of 'Beauty and the Beast'
The film’s stars and creators share memories of shooting in a French village on a stage outside London

Before production began, Emma Watson worked closely with Bill Condon and Dan Stevens to polish the script, adding what she calls “detail and depth and fullness and wholeness to the scenes.” She also focused on fine-tuning Belle’s character, expanding beyond what little was established in the 1991 film. Says Watson: “There was never very much information or detail at the beginning of the story as to why Belle didn’t fit in, other than she liked books.” Lots and lots of books, like the ones she’s holding here as she takes direction from Condon in the library. Later in the movie we also learn where Belle and her father lived before moving to the “little town full of little people.” It’s a city that holds special meaning for Watson. “l sing a song called ‘Paris of My Childhood,’ which was odd for me to sing because I was born in Paris and my childhood was in Paris,” she says. “It’s a sweet melody, a really lovely song.”

For the “poor provincial town” that Belle longs to escape, the crew built a real French village on the Shepperton back lot, providing a dramatic contrast between this cozy setting and the imposing castle nearby. Greenwood says her team combed French towns looking for a place to shoot, and though they found candidates in Conques and near Paris, when it came time to discuss bringing cast and crew to these actual villages, they realized it would be easier to create one from scratch. “As much as I thought it should be real, how could you say, 'No, I don’t want to build a French village on the back lot’? So we built it,” Greenwood explains. “That was great because we could then hybrid all the things we’d seen and put all the best elements into our village.” Including a wandering French rooster. Cocorico!

Kevin Kline’s wayward Maurice, Belle’s father, finds himself lost in the woods near the Beast’s castle on his way to sell his music boxes at the market. If he looks safe here, he won’t be for long. “I spent so much time getting pushed around,” Kline says with a laugh. “I noticed it after a couple of weeks, and I said to Bill, 'I’m on the floor again.’ [Maurice] is sort of the fall guy, so I get roughed up a lot!” As fans of the fairy tale will remember, Belle’s papa eventually reaches the Beast’s castle, a majestic but creepy estate Kline describes as “disquieting” to see in person. “It wouldn’t be my first choice if I weren’t stuck in a snowstorm and being pursued by these ravenous wolves,” he quips. Production designer Sarah Greenwood says she and her team emphasized the castle’s magic and grandeur in the grounds and exteriors nearby: “The whole landscape became part of the enchantment.”

It’s easy to become blasé when you’re an actor used to working on lavish productions. But the Beauty and the Beast cast never tired of their surroundings. “I remember the first time Emma Thompson and I saw the ballroom set and our jaws dropped because it’s just so gorgeous,” says Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who plays Plumette. The majestic ballroom was the perfect setting for the final number, when the Beast and all the household objects return to their human form. “Just breathing it in, from the costumes to the flowers to the music, and everybody dancing and swirling around in unison, there was a real magic to it.” The room also evolves with the story. “In the prologue, before he gets transformed into the Beast, it’s almost as opulent as Versailles,” set decorator Katie Spencer says. “Then it’s an echo of what happens to him, and then it comes back for the big celebration at the end.”

Filming Beauty and the Beast can be, well, a beast — at least for Luke Evans and Josh Gad, whose extra-macho Gaston and less-than-macho Le Fou shared bombastic scenes that sometimes led to mildly painful accidents. “We slapped hands so hard, [Josh] burst a blood vessel in his thumb,” Evans (right, with Gad and producer David Hoberman) recalls, laughing. “We had to stop rehearsals, get the medic in. He thought his finger was going to drop off, but I think he’ll survive. We just slapped hands hard, but obviously we just caught our thumbs at some point, and he’s a delicate flower.” But if they’re sounding too similar to their characters here, don’t worry: At least Gad can confirm that his hair in the film is completely fake. “If I had hair this good, I would not be doing Beauty and the Beast right now,” he deadpans. “I would be modeling.”

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Sir Ian McKellen couldn’t wait to slip on that wig and mustache, especially since it meant working with a director he knows well. “I’ve done two films now with Bill Condon, and we’re always looking for a third,” the actor says. “It was absolutely typical of Bill that he wanted to have a few friends with him, so I was very, very thrilled to suddenly be in my first Disney movie.” Though most of McKellen’s work involved voicing his character Cogsworth, the actor says his favorite moment was finally meeting the cast in person for the final celebration. “There was one absolutely glorious day when went out and joined all the actors in doing the final scene, when all the characters in the castle come back to life and become real people,” he says. “So I did feel I was in the thick of it for at least a day, and singing and dancing was an absolute joy.”