Also, I just like imagining graduate student Lyra being assigned to answer all the inquiry transmissions received by the Corps. Most of them are boring—scientists across the galaxy double-checking their facts, senators or contractors requesting results of geological surveys, the occasional oddball request for treasure maps, or a list of which mineraloids are poisonous if ingested.
But one day, she gets an inquiry from a man on Onderon. And though he’s circumspect about it, it’s very clear to her that he’s talking about making chemical weapons. (The war against the Separatists has been raging for some time now. She’s only surprised it’s taken someone this long to ask.)
She opens a new transmission, and keys out:
Dear Master Gerrera,
Thank you for your inquiry to the Jedi Agricultural Corps, Engineering Division. The official uses of the cyanogen silicate compound known as “Sith’s breath” are limited to the construction of Celegian life support chambers, due to the compound’s extreme toxicity to most carbon-based sentient life. Additionally, the components are difficult to procure, and their synthesization without proper licensure under Galactic Republican Statute 1184.2-4 Aleph constitutes fraudulent business practices and illegal production of a controlled chemical compound.
The Jedi Order must warn you that should you pursue this course of action, it will have no choice but to enforce the law to the fullest extent of its authority.
On an unrelated note, baradium bisulfate is an accessible liquid compound, used frequently in mining. Unlike cyanogen silicate, it does not sublimate at 20°C, but it is highly unstable and a very small amount can do a surprising amount of damage. Several years ago, a careless engineering trainee did not calibrate a suspension field carefully, and leveled a small mountain.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have further questions.
May the Force be with you, Lyra Inair, Geological Engineer, Jedi AgriCorps
She expects that to be the last of it, and so she’s extremely surprised when he replies directly. Less surprised when she realizes he’s asking how one goes about constructing a suspension field. Possibly one that would destabilize with some sort of trigger or timer or maybe on impact…?
And they keep—writing one another. Even after she’s moved off the transmissions desk, to actual geological work. Rocks and weapon mechanics turn to small talk, turn to little details of their lives, turn to the Force and the Republic. He talks about his sister, about the warfront; she complains about the internal politics of the Corps and Galen (though he’s not Galen, yet, he’s just the handsome Republican engineer with cheekbones like sheered silicate). They argue theology, and justice, and violence. She cries for him, when his sister dies. They—are friends.
Saw is the only one she tells, when she decides to turn her back on the Order. She is in love and Galen has friends in Coruscant, a prestigious job with an engineering guild—
please deliver me ur malec + domesticity headcanons ily
okay but jay like, this is all i even think about anymore?? there’s no room left in my brain it’s just straight up fluff now. someone asks me a simple question and ends up waiting five minutes for an answer bc in my head it’s literally just 24/7 this shit like:
‘alec would hug his kids so much??? like imagine how touch starved that little boy must have been growning up in that hollow flourescent institute but then he grows up and meets the softest man on the planet and they build this happy full life and home together and literally any children they bring into that home would be so loved??? like demonstrably loved - hugs and encouragement and kisses on scraped knees with a softly murmured 'it’s okay to cry when something hurts’ like??? literally everything alec lightwood never had as a child he would give to his own in spades bc he has so much love to give he’s overflowing and i’m just. so???’
other indisputable domestic!malec Facts:
magnus is a house robe bi. like whenever they don’t have plans/aren’t expecting company, he is 100% wearing one of his (13,452) robes and it makes alec laugh so much because ?? they’re still nicer than literally anything he owns ?? like one day raphael or simon or someone comes by unexpectedly and magnus shouts through the door 'just give me a moment to get decent!’ and alec looks into the camera like he’s on the office
they fight about who gets to be the little spoon so much i’m embarassed for them tbh. sometimes they end up trading off multiple times in the same night even. but it goes without saying that if one of them has had a particularly rough day they get to be the little spoon that night. no questions asked
saturday brunch is sacred. they always sleep in late (well, at least they don’t leave the bedroom until late? who knows what they’re doing in there probably the crossword) and then walk down the street to a local cafe or pastry shop or wherever and just enjoy each other’s company. one time jace asks to come with and without missing a beat alec says, “brunch is gay dude, sorry” and jace just accepts that without question
I know he shot her and caused severe permanent damage, but…. Raven and Murphy is kind of my shit right now. Imo, atm they have one of the best dynamics on the show right now. Right up there with Bellarke, but in an extremely different way.
I was thinking yesterday and I realised I never questioned how well Moriarty was able to sell his fake actor persona. Sherlock thought it was because of the key that’s able to break into every computer, but we know that that key doesn’t exist, so how was moriarty able to do it?
I definitely hated the reporter chick, but are you telling me she didn’t at least check out these shows and see if he was actually in them? And it took the police over two years to prove Moriarty was actually real. If all of these were fake I’m sure it would only have took them a couple of days. Or what Moriarty was actually an actor on the side in case this situation ever came up?
No, I think Richard Brooke got the same deal as the cabbie. Maybe he was dying as well and in exchange for money he took up the persona of Moriarty.
So, who’s behind Moriarty? Mary, of course. She’s been orchestrating all of this from the beginning. Remember in the blind banker just before Shan was killed, she got a message from M and we assumed it meant Moriarty? Well, what if it was actually Mary?
It was Mary all along who wanted to burn Sherlock’s heart out. She made him into a fake and got him to take his own life. I do think that for a while there she actually believed that he was dead, but if Anderson could figure out he wasn’t dead then so could she. She called Mycroft and got him to tell the police and media that Moriarty was real and Sherlock is innocent, so he could come back.
So, I think she realised that killing him wasn’t the best idea anyway and decided to take something way more important from him, John. And boy did she try to break them up. Marrying him, then getting pregnant all that just to chain John to herself.
Shooting Sherlock in HLV was a mistake, because she didn’t plan on him interrupting her. What Magnussen knew could have blown her whole operation apart and she had to stop him, but also couldn’t let Sherlock stop her.
And then in s4 we really saw her evil side. Saving Sherlock from a bullet and making John lash out at him trying to drive a wedge between them. Sending Sherlock to hell was just a little bonus.
This is it though. She ruined him and the possibility of John and Sherlock ever getting together. I mean look at her evil face. This was her plan all along.
But yet again she underestimated the love John and Sherlock have for each other and that they can always find their way back to one another.
So, I think she was done waiting and just ended up shooting John. There’s no Eurus, it’s always been her and she put a bullet through John’s eye and Sherlock is the only one who can save him.
So yeah this is my theory, on the one hand i hate it cause it would mean moriarty is not real but i love him so much, but on the other hand it would reveal mary to be even more of despicable human being than we could have ever anticipated.
Sorry if this has been talked about before, please do link me to other metas on this if you have any.
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Summary: A romantic comedy about what happens when love literally falls through your window.
Characters: Bucky Barnes x Reader, Ash (aka me), Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Tony Stark
Warnings: Language, general gross cuteness, some angst, bad writing, bad storylines, possible cheating, but mostly major fluff and feels
Word Count: 1.6K
A/N: I’m finally wrapping up this series. It didn’t quite go the way I had anticipated but I enjoyed it. Thank you to all of you extremely patient people who followed along with me. I’d love to hear what you thought of the series as a whole and what I should/shouldn’t do in future series. I love you all. Special thanks to my babe, @sebbytrash, for reading through this for me. I love you.
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When you awoke that Saturday afternoon, a mere three weeks since you met the life ruiner, Bucky Barnes, your heart literally hurt. Who were you to stop a wedding? You barely knew this guy. There was nothing you could do.
Okay so I feel like people really do not understand fetishization. Like, accusing KS of that is Wrong?? Like, listen, I’m a queer girl (so don’t bother dumping that straight people BS on me), and I have read a lot of yaoi, BL, yuri, GL, etc. and let me tell you something. KS is the least sexual BL/yaoi I’ve ever read, barring the like super cutesy and fluffy kind.
That’s right. You heard me. It is almost entirely unsexy, and the only scenes of sexual content are either interrupted, extremely brief, or focusing on the developing dependence between them rather than the act itself. The sexual content is not “fetishy” and the manhwa isn’t “porn with plot.” I mean, there have been a handful of scenes with sexual content, but they were hardly what I would call explicit. I mean, have you read a yaoi lately? I’m guessing not.
This manhwa was certainly not written by a 13yo and frankly? I’m actually offended on the author’s behalf. How dare you. You owe the author an apology for that. The writing of this manhwa is better than half the things I’ve read lately. It’s consistent and well-paced, not to mention suspenseful without being frustrating. The dark themes are extremely well-handled and are probably more the reason for the rating than the barely their sexual content.
Do me a favor and read through some of Blood Bank (great manhwa, btw) and compare them. THAT reads more as porn with plot to me, though the tone is shifting by the later chapters. The beginning has some kind of sexual content in nearly every chapter, enough that the plot is actually slowed down considerably.
You CHOSE to read a manhwa called KILLING STALKING and expected what? Some kind of healthy little romance? Really? You thought it wouldn’t be dark and potentially upsetting? If you’re so against it, then why did you waste your own damn time reading it??
Personally, I am fascinated by Killing Stalking. As a writer, I’m amazed with the characters and the little details that have been used to build the world. I’m amazed that the author can write something so dark with such consistency and flare, not to mention grace. The relationship building is deeply flawed and unhealthy. Obviously. The two main characters are a serial killer and a stalker. If their relationship was healthy, I’d be disappointed. The complexities of their choices and their motives is what draws me in in the first place.
How do you feel about people who enjoy Dext/er, I wonder? Or Break/ing Bad? What about The Sopr/anos? Hann/ibal? Or any other show about criminals? Are they also sick and horrible? Or is it just because the relationship is abusive that you have a problem? Is it the inclusion of abuse and sex in the context of a relationship between two men? Do you really think that enjoying reading about criminals is something new?? People are always fascinated by the darker side of things. It’s why film noir and true crime and detective fiction in general is still so popular.
Scared they may be, but people are still fascinated by the dark and what lurks within it. If you’re having nightmares or panic attacks, obviously you should stop reading it. Don’t read things you find that scary. For me, I only have trouble with supernatural horror, so this kind of thing is really interesting and intense. I enjoy reading it. I’m on the edge of my seat with every new chapter I read, wondering what’s going to happen next. Finding a story the captures my attention so fully is extremely rare for me, and frankly nothing anyone says will convince me not to keep reading.
If you want to try, you’re welcome to. I won’t stop you or even bother to block you. Hell, I’ll engage if you want. But no one’s ever taken me up on the invitation before, so I doubt anyone’ll bother now.
“I’m sorry, but I can’t find ‘why does Borky Burnes hate me?’ Would you like for me to -”
“Ugh, of course you don’t know! Useless!” you groan, haphazardly tossing your phone onto the couch behind. You slump over the coffee table littered with textbooks.
“It’s only Day 2, and you’ve resorted to asking a computer program for help. Good start, (Y/N).”
You bolt upright, heartbeat tapping a rapid staccato pattern as you meet the blue eyes of a certain grim reaper. Standing at the entrance of the safehouse is Steve, and he looks annoyingly delighted at your plight.
The blonde strolls over to the coffee table and grabs a few of the papers scattered on the coffee table, his brow furrowing as he takes in the graphs and numbers. “Why are you memorizing Calculus when you should be seducing Bucky Barnes?”
“It’s not a seduction!” you counter with a huff. “I may have hinted that I’m an expert at Calc with hopes of impressing him.”
“I’m assuming it didn’t work.”
“He hates me, Steve. The heavens have literally trusted me with the celestial mission of keeping him alive, yet he hates me! How am I supposed to convince him to not make the biggest mistake of his life when he hates me?!”
Being friends with seven guys was sometimes a hassle. Especially when said seven guys acted like slobs ninety percent of the time and you had to take care of the as if they were children. It didn’t help that you were trying to obtain your degree in college at the same time that all of the guys just decided to have a ginormous mid life crisis together.
College was already hard enough, but having seven children on your hands made it even harder. There was one specifically, out of the seven, who seemed to take it easy on you, and not expect as much. And for that you would be forever grateful to Jeon Jungkook.
You had been friends with the seven of them since you were in high school, meeting them all through Jungkook. When you were in high school, Jungkook was your best friend. The two of you would spend all of your time together and the boys always said that if they needed to find one of you they would just look for the other. Jungkook and you were connected at the hip, and you did everything with each other.
Even at the final end of the school dance, the two of you went together and danced because you didn’t want to go with anybody else. You weren’t sure what happened after that though. It seemed that after that night, Jungkook seemed to hang out with you less and less. During the summer, you spent most of your time with the guys before you had to start college and they had to go back.
Five Times Chat Noir Failed at Flirting and One Time He Didn’t
Written for Day 13 of Marichat May. Sin comes from a Greek word that apparently also means missing the mark. So, this fic is Chat Noir missing the mark.
Thank you @agrestenoir for helping to come up with this idea.
Things had been a little awkward since the day Chat Noir and Ladybug learned each other’s identities. They still worked well together as a team, and they still saw each other every day, but something was different. Marinette was still friendly as ever, and Ladybug still joked around, but it wasn’t quite the same. She was all business during akuma attacks, and she hardly spoke to him after they detransformed. The more he considered it, the more he realized it all happened the day she found out he was Chat Noir.
The only way that made sense was if, for some reason, Marinette didn’t like him. Either Adrien him or Chat Noir him. Either option was confusing, given that she was always friendly to Chat Noir and Adrien alike, but it was the only thing that made sense.
Plus, it was something he could possibly correct if he tried hard enough. After all, they were partners and friends, which had to mean something.
So, when he saw her walking home alone late at night, he was only too happy to greet her.
“Hey, princess,” Chat Noir called down to Marinette. “Need a lift?”
She jumped and turned to look up at him. “Chat Noir? What are you doing out here?”
He dropped down beside her. “Well, I was just doing a little solo patrolling. What are you doing out so late?”
“I was just walking home from school. Alya and I were working on our history project together.” She frowned. “Why are you out patrolling alone? I could have joined you.”
“I… well…” He shrugged. “I was actually just getting some fresh air. You look like you could use an escort, though.”
She snorted. “I’m fine.”
“Are you sure?” He winked. “ It would be my purrleasure-”
She shook her head, her grip on her schoolbooks tightening. “You should head home, Adrien. We’ll be patrolling tomorrow anyway.”
It’s really good that Oikawa has Iwa-chan to put him in his place.
With Oikawa’s pompous attitude and foolish actions such as pushing himself too hard, Iwaizumi knows Oikawa better than anyone since they are childhood best friends, and knows how to handle him best.
Oikawa needs Iwaizumi to be stable, and Iwaizumi needs Oikawa to keep himself going. There’s honestly no better match or person that can keep Oikawa in line and confident other than Iwa-chan. The only person he ever listens to is Iwaizumi.
They both simply compliment each other perfectly. (ಠ_ಠ) ♡ (○ﾟε＾○)v♪
You said you would reveal your identity at 1000 don't fuck me on this bro
I’m NOT going to fuck with you bro!!!!!!!!! Honestly???? I’m so LIT right now off of FOUR LOKO and I hate my life but I will DEFINITELY tell you what the BIZ is after #1000!!!!! I just got emotional for an hour because I was really drunk and made out with 3 different girls in a matter of 30 mins and my life is a wreck! But it’s all good bc my parents are paying for my education but I’m trying to keep it together bc i dont want my frat bros to see that im extremely vulnerable and insecure with myself please somebody help a bro out
Maybe I'm too sensitive but I'm a bit angry that when Zayn talked about how they didn't have freedom he was labeled as an ungrateful traitor but now that Liam and Harry are also saying similar things everyone one is proud that they are brave to expose Simon and Modest. It must be nice to be white. I'm glad they are speaking up about and they have every right to I just hate this fandom more and more everyday!
You’re definitely not too sensitive, nonnie! Zayn has always been and continues to this day to be the fandom’s favorite target. Nothing new there.
Just add it to the list of the fandom’s shitty behavior when it comes to Zayn:
All of Zayn’s SM shadiness gets taken at face value but not the other boys;
Every negative online rumor or tabloid story about him being a cheater, traitor, hardcore drug addict is readily accepted and disseminated throughout the fandom;
His music is deemed gross and try-hard for being too sexual but Niall’s isn’t;
All of his shady, narrative-filled print interviews are taken as a 100% accurate representation of Zayn’s views but not Harry’s;
His penchant for smoking weed is treated as shameful but not Louis’;
He gets slammed for not funding his mom’s friend’s fundraising efforts but neither Harry or Louis get the same backlash when their families do the same;
Hypocrites stalk and take pictures with him pretending that they admire and respect him but proceed to call him a terrorist and trash when he’s not within earshot;
Evidence of career sabotage against him is brushed aside and blamed on his shortcomings but the boys are treated as victims who must be protected and defended at all cost;
It goes on and on, nonnie. This fandom is a representation of the world at large. We share this fandom with the same type of trash that elected that orange turd to the highest office of the land, racist assholes who enjoy keeping POC down in order to elevate their white counterparts.
However, Zayn is and shall continue to be successful in spite of their bullshit and double standards. For my part, I shall continue to take great joy in how much that must burn their collective asses.