i didn't used to ship them as hard as i do now

anonymous asked:

Hey, I just finished the tog series and I don't understand why lorcan betrayed aelin? Why did he summon maeve? I thought he was falling in love with elide so I don't get why he would do that and also why he was devastated when maeve broke the blood oath. Didn't he say he wanted to go to perranth with elide?

The answer to your first question or two is simple, while the last one is more complicated.

To answer why he betrayed Aelin or summoned Maeve, can be long or short. The short answer was that he actually had no loyalty to Aelin and he was trying to protect Elide.

The longer answer is that when he summoned Maeve, it was at a point in time where he thought that there was a ship full of enemies come to kill/capture them. They had just used all of their power fightings so they would have absolutely no chance of succeeding. Lorcan has been abused for the past 100 years plus some, in these years the relationships he has had have been surface level or based around survival.

Elide is the first individual to ever really mean something to him or show him affection, probably in his whole life

. His being is centered around that.

All he has ever tried to do is protect and fight for himself, those are really the only skills and emotional capacity he has developed. So when he began caring for Elide, Gaverielsthose transferred onto her.



Now, we have seen that he does display loyalty to the cadre. This is rare and hard to come by, but we see it when he ran to help Aedion in QoS simply because he was Gavriel’s son. These loyalties come from years of surviving abuse and trauma together, though that does not change that Lorcan never developed or had a loving relationship (once or twice if at all), but he did respect this cold, but loyal, survival kinship with the cadre. Calling Maeve would not endanger them since they were all sworn to her anyway besides Rowan. As for Rowan, we see that Lorcan felt a deep betrayal at Rowan leaving with Aelin. Rowan was the closest thing Lorcan had to an actual friend, he actually felt close and connected to him over all the other cadre members. This was because Lorcan is almost, if not as, powerful as Rowan so they were often sent on missions for months together. Rowan was the closest thing he ever had to family, a brother. And Rowan just left Lorcan with Maeve, without so much as a backward glance. Before, Rowan was grief stricken and cold like Lorcan. He felt comradery to him. Then Rowan left him to become more emotional, feeling, and to have a court, a family, with other people. This genuinely was both a physical, relational, and emotional betrayal of sorts for Lorcan. While I certainly do not blame Rowan or think he should not have done anything differently, that does not mean we wouldn’t expect Lorcan to react this way. We often see this with people in real life. Trauma victims or abusive victims, when someone else gets out or moves on with their life, while we would hope that most would be happy for the individual, others might feel a sense of abandonment.

And Lorcan, cold and abused, had no moral reason for serving Maeve. She was just a way to achieve status, a way to not be the prey in life and instead be the hunter. Lorcan operates on a kill or be killed mentality, as all his life experience has told him to. It was a survival decision to join Maeve. He says himself, he cares not about the actual battles or why they are doing the things they do, he is so depressed and traumatized that he simply just exists. So, he could care less personally about Aelin and the goodness she represents. He has no personal ties to her, he has only talked to her maybe three times in his life.He only knows himself and Elide when it comes to base instinct. She is the first person to move into his circle of survival, the first time he really has an active role in someone else’s fate. She breached those walls. So when he thought they were under attack, his first instinct and thought are to try to find some way to save himself, and the first person he has come to really care about or have. He barely even thought, he just reacted on a base survival need. He might have paused if this resulted in the death of his cadre, but they were on the same side as him. And while I do not think he wished any harm particularly to Aelin, Rowan, and their court, he was not going to choose them over himself and Elide, nor the cadre, who are his brothers in arms of sorts. 


As for why he was devastated that Maeve cut the bond, there is a long list of complicated emotions he was probably feeling. One is simply shame. The culture in throne of glass is very different from where I live or where most people live in today’s world. It is very much based on visible status, etiquette, titles, and honor.  Maeve cut his blood oath in the most dishonorable way she could think of. Lorcan was a street bastard, the lowest you could get in society. The main reason he even took the blood oath was so that he could have a name so he could be something in his world and society. Now, not only has he returned to nothing after years of abuse and torture and trauma, but he also has added dishonor. He basically just became an outcast homeless person.
And the abuse. That I think is the primary reason he reacted the way he did. For 100s of years, Maeve has been in his mind, perverted his actions, forced him to do and endure terrible things. basically ruled his entire existence. He can barely remember the world without Maeve. It’s the same concept you see when sex trafficking victims who have been rescued try to return to their captors, why domestic violence victims lie to law enforcement and say they aren’t being abused, why kidnapped victims will fight and defend their captors against law enforcement trying to rescue them. Brainwashing, Stockholm syndrome, confusing their identity, making their abuse and their captors become essential to their survival, whatever you want to call it. HIs brain, his emotions, who he is is so confused and traumatized; everything he was is wrapped up in and depended upon Maeve. He had nothing and no one before her, this way of life was his only known reality. He does not know what or who he is without it. And when Maeve displayed displeasure and anger, the only way his mind knew how to react was to try to please her, beg forgiveness, and the fear of losing the only life and ways he understands caused him to try to hold onto that as much as possible.

It is very hard to understand or relate to unless you have gone through it yourself or know someone who has. And that’s okay, that’s understandable. Trauma and abuse are horrible things and are very hard to overcome. To anyone who may not be aware of why he would do this, it seems pathetic and confusing. 

I hope these answered your questions. 

And to anyone out there who may be going through abuse or have been traumatized, know that there is help out there and that it is not hopeless. I cannot imagine all you are going through, but there are people out there who have been through it as well. I escaped emotional abuse in high school, and life has gotten significantly better. Attatched are some resources for the domestic abuse hotline, suicide hotline, trauma resources, and people can feel free to reblog more.

Here if you need me ToG fandom!

http://www.thehotline.org/


Suicide hotline: Call 1-800-273-8255

https://www.domesticshelters.org/

https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/tools-learning-resources/coping-traumatic-events-resources

The Evolution of LGBTQ+ Representation in LIWs

In The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, back in 2013, there was exactly one queer character. He was a side character with an offscreen love interest created solely so that people wouldn’t ship him with Lizzie at that pivotal point in the story.

2014 was when LIWs really took off, and it was also when there were the greatest differences in LGBTQ+ representation (though no one was very good at it yet). Series like Emma Approved and Green Gables Fables (we’re talking Season One here) had none. Other series, like From Mansfield With Love, made a side character who didn’t have a love interest be gay. So far, no one was really gender-bending or reimagining anything to make it gayer.

But Shakespeare is about the gayest off-copyright source material there is, so it was pretty much impossible to correctly adapt Shakespeare and make it end up totally straight.

From our 2017 standpoint, NMTD looks pretty heterosexual, but it was actually about as queer as any LIW can be without departing from the source material (though we’ll get to Twelfth Grade a little later on). Hero’s moms, though absent, are accepted by everyone, as is Balthazar, who is of course very gay despite never using that word in NMTD (The Candle Wasters really don’t like actually saying things, do they?). But it was Pedro’s coming out that really changed the tides. Goodbye queerbaiting, hello to the possibility of onscreen characters entering into non-heterosexual relationships.

2015 was a transition year in many ways. It was no longer acceptable to make an LIW without some form of queer representation, but the methods were all over the place. Some LIWs put a queer pairing center stage – Pedrazar being the prime example, however you feel about LLL – while most series started to create queer side pairings, either through gender-bending or through creating new arcs for the characters. A few examples of this from 2015 would be George Squared from Call Me Katie, Smarling from The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy, and Jamie and Isabella from Northbound. Of course, some LIWs still did LBD-style representation – The Misselthwaite Archives comes to mind – but it was now because the creators wanted queer representation and not because they wanted to avert certain het ships.

Then 2016 happened. We, the viewers, were no longer willing to tolerate entirely cishet shows. 2016 saw the rise of trans and genderqueer LIW characters at long last – Puck in Bright Summer Night and Serena in The Adventures of Serena Berg being the prime examples – as well as multiple characters on the ace spectrum. And with the rise of young, bisexual webseries creators, the number of bisexual characters skyrocketed.

So let’s talk about Twelfth Grade for a minute. I won’t lie and call this series the gayest thing I’ve ever seen, but it is probably the biest. All three of the leads are bisexual, and no one is straight. Literally no one. And no matter who you shipped, it was likely a possibility if not a reality. Again, this was made possible by the source material, which is just about the biest thing ever written, and by the new LIW atmosphere, which was demanding – and getting – the queer representation that just doesn’t exist anywhere else.

Gender-bending skyrocketed in 2016, both with side characters and with mains. And now, in 2017, cishet characters are starting to be the minority. The Emma Agenda and Middlemarch: The Series, my two favorite currently-airing LIWs, have both gender-bent logically and competently all over the place in order to keep canon mostly intact while also making it much, much more diverse. Very few current LIW ships are m/f, and of those, even fewer characters are completely heterosexual.

We’ve come a long way since the days of LBD. and we couldn’t have gotten here without a lot of hard work and thinking and the bravery to tell stories the way we wanted them told. I’m not saying heterosexuality should vanish from LIWs, but I think that the direction we’ve come in is the right one. When a series like NLTS or MMTS gives the same amount of drama to queer pairings as to straight ones, when characters like Roxanne Roberts or Bathsheba Everdeen struggle with their identities in relatable ways, it normalizes every part of the human experience and continues to make LIWs the most representative form of media I know.

While I know I skipped a lot of important moments and didn’t mention several very diverse series, I used examples that I hope most people will be familiar with and that won’t be too spoilery. 

LIW creators: keep doing what you’re doing. It is noticed and appreciated. Thank you. 

anonymous asked:

Ok, I'm absolutely in love with your persuasion au. I didn't know how much I needed something like this until I read it. It's a treasure. Thank you SO MUCH for it! Can I ask you why do you ship rebelcaptain? as a deep question, I just want to read your thoughts about them 'cause you write so well

First, thank you for the compliment on my Persuasion AU! I’m glad you like it! And I’m going to get working on the next chapter of it now that I’ve written this 1,400+ word treatise I wrote on rebelcaptain because of your question lol.

Chemistry

Diego Luna and Felicity Jones have and had amazing chemistry as Jyn and Cassian. The eye contact, the lack of personal space, and the passion they conveyed as their characters with and without words was really impressive. Even when Jyn and Cassian were arguing and angry with one another, you got the sense that they fought as they did because the other person mattered. Their arguments are never about romance, but they were about the important basics of any relationship, romantic or platonic: truth, trust, faith, belief, and how you choose to act (or whether you choose to act at all).

But their chemistry isn’t just sexual or romantic. They also have chemistry as a battle duo. They work together well almost instantly. When she’s sporting for a fight on Jedha, he knows exactly when to pull her back. When a Partisan bomb is about to blow her to bits, he saves her—it’s not a question. On Scarif, they seem in sync the whole time from when she gives her speech to when they die together on the beach. They don’t question the other because there’s implicit trust and they seem to instinctively understand that what the other person is doing is the right or best way. They’re on the same page if you will.

Individually and Individuality

I love them as individual characters. They are my murder son and my murder daughter.
They both have defined and deep character arcs in the movie, and they grow because of it. They act as catalysts for the other for the change to come. They grow because they met each other, and they do so in the platonic sense.

Jyn’s forced herself into apathy because she’s been hurt, abandoned, and traumatized by “the cause” and the battle between the Rebels and the Empire. She lost both her parents. She was abandoned by her foster parent. She was stripped of anything that ever felt safe, that felt like home. The passion and fight intrinsic to her personality was temporarily snuffed out. She’s given so much but what has she gotten back but misery? She now only fights for herself. But meeting and knowing Cassian reawakens that passion and drive in her. The catalyst moment is when he gives her his trust on the U-wing to Jedha, and it builds from there. He pushes back against her resistance, and where others may have not cared enough to do that, he does, and that fight wakes her up again. Then he offers her a home and a family in him (and Kaytoo, Baze, Chirrut, and Bodhi). Thet cause, which has only taken from her, has given her something back. It has given her people she cares about and who care for her to fight for.

For Cassian, after 20 years of war, I think part of what traps him in this prison of his own making is that he feels like he’s fighting for abstractions now. He’s lost everything and everyone he cares about. There’s only the cause, and it’s made him do terrible things that have been cutting him into little pieces. But then he meets Jyn, and she’s not an abstraction. But it’s not love or love for her that acts as a catalyst for his change: it’s her inner fire. I think he sees in her what he used to see in himself. It reminds him of what he’s fighting for, in part, too, because he sees the tremendous losses she has also suffered at the hands of the fight. In her push to go to Scarif, she also gives him a specific way he can justify everything he has done as a soldier. And like it is for Jyn, I think Cassian finds himself now with people he cares for specifically, people for whom he fights (aka the found family he has personally collected over the course of a week).

Complementary Personalities

I like the idea of opposites attract, but I love more the idea of complementary personalities who share a lot of similarities. I think Jyn and Cassian fit this bill. They’re both orphaned child soldiers (essentially). They’re both passionate fighters. They are iron-willed, confident, resolute, and strong people. They’re different enough, though, that they can balance the other out.

They are complete people when they meet—there’s no need for one to “complete the other”; it’s rather like I argue above, that parts of them have gone dormant, and meeting each other brings them back to life; they fill in the cracks.
And they are equals. There’s no power differential. Sometimes he takes lead. Sometimes she does. They’re a team. It’s beautiful.

Intimacy

The intimacy between these two characters scrambles my brain, to be honest. The first time I saw the movie, it didn’t hit me until late (HI, ELEVATOR SCENE), but it hit me hard when it did. The intimacy in that elevator scene goddamit it—it made everything click for me. Not just the shipping but like, the wholeness of their character arcs. They are both initially cast as loners who guard themselves really closely from others—from affection, from attachment, from any ties to another living thing. But in that elevator scene, it’s all there flashing in their faces. For the first time, Jyn looks soft and lost as he stares at him in the darkened space, a whole future they won’t get to live flashing before her eyes. For him, he looks at her like she’s the only person in the galaxy that matters, and for him too, it’s colored by this sadness of what if. How long has it been since he’s been touched like this? When was the last time he had someone he could love before now?

With the idea of intimacy, too, I would argue that they both let their guard down around one another in a way they don’t with anyone else. Cassian is supposed to be this cool-headed, seasoned solider and spy, but he meets Jyn and is almost immediately running around, disobeying orders, screaming her name, saving her at all cost to his own life and to the cause. Maybe this is how he’s always felt about things, but he’s been able to push it all down before. He can’t with her. She’s triggered something in him that makes him feel. Jyn can also read him like no one else can. He’s an open book in her hands.

And for Jyn, because he’s shown her the first semblance of trust in years, the fact that he just refuses to ever leave her behind, opens her up. Even with Saw, she puts on this air of “don’t care” (“It’s not a problem if you don’t look up”). Again, the personal space issues! The touching and closeness (she touches his arm when they get the clearance to enter Scarif; she notes how he smells [of blaster oil and Eadu dirt]; elevator, beach, he’s the most beautiful person she’s ever seen etc etc.).

He makes her care about someone again because he cares for her. If you watch the scene on the beach when they hold hands—note how Jyn reaches for his hand first. But when she does, it’s tentative and unsure. He senses her hesitation and then he reaches out and takes it.
And the hug to end all hugs. I can’t even.

Unrealized potential

With most of what I ship, it’s usually the unrealized potential that sets my brain on fire. I love a good established couple (Baze and Chirrut) but because they seem to have had their happiness or their happy ending, it doesn’t tug at the heart strings as hard. I don’t actively ship because I don’t have to wonder. To quote one of my favorite shows, Veronica Mars:

Veronica: Come on. Ruined lives? Bloodshed? You really think a relationship should be that hard?

Logan: No one writes songs about the ones that come easy.

And I still contend that I’d ship them just as hard if they had survived and the ending of Rogue One hadn’t given us an explicitly romantic ending (kissing, declarations) because it would still be unrealized potential. Their deaths just make it more tragic and force more sad whale noises from my mouth.

anonymous asked:

Here's a cracky idea--post movie fic where Peter has to deal with a bevy of new Ravager aunts and uncles: Stakar Ogord and his team. After all, Yondu may be gone, but his kid's still here, and what kind of friends would they be if they didn't look in on the boy every now and then?

At first Peter thought it was a coincidence that he and the Guardians kept running into Yondu’s old space pirate buddies all over the damn galaxy.

He’d met them after the funeral at a wild 3-day wake on Stakar’s ship (bigger than the Eclector, and painfully reminiscent of it). Peter’s hangover lasted even longer than the party, but he’d ended up having a much better time than he was expecting. Ravagers definitely knew how to party, but what Peter hadn’t seen coming was how much it helped to be around people who’d known Yondu even longer than he had … people who had loved him as much as Peter had. For the first time, he got to hear embarrassing stories about Yondu’s youth, got to know him through the eyes of people who had known him as an equal, rather than through the eyes of a scared Terran child.

… he’d liked Yondu’s friends, damn it, and there was a part of him that was angry all over again that he hadn’t gotten to know any of these people growing up. He couldn’t stop thinking about how different things might have been if Yondu had just talked to them, tried to explain …

Except, no: if Yondu hadn’t made the choices he’d made, been the person he was, then he would never have picked Peter up on Earth, and Peter would never have known any of these people anyway. And the idea of losing this life – the idea of never meeting Gamora, or Rocket, or Drax, or any of the others … never knowing any part of the galaxy outside of Missouri … never meeting Yondu … shredded something inside him.

It had been a very hard life in some ways, but it was his life.

So he got to know Yondu’s friends a little bit, and after the party broke up, Peter figured he’d never see any of them again.

But then they ran into Stakar on Knowhere, while they were fencing some artifacts recovered from the ruins of a nameless planet out near the Hub, and ended up having a few drinks with Stakar and Martinex for old time’s sake. And then there was that salvage job in the Crab Nebula, which also seemed to have gotten onto the radar of Aleta and her crew of terrifying warrior women, so they ended up cooperating with Aleta’s furies to get the derelict ship stripped down for scrap (it wasn’t like they could have fit it all into their cargo hold anyway). And Mainframe helped them out of a little jam involving a small mercenary fleet that they might have pissed off by snaking a job out from under them; she said she was just passing through anyway. And then Charlie-27 and Stakar were checking out the famous animal market on Murin-IV for some reason, which meant they were around to help Peter and company break out Rocket after he stupidly got himself captured as a zoo oddity –

… and wait a minute.

“Are you following us?” Peter demanded, the next statistically-unlikely time (two weeks later) when he ran into Stakar again, this time in a bar near the spaceport on a backwater ice planet while picking up parts after they’d had another skirmish with what was left of the mercenaries.

He was fully expecting Stakar to deny it, but instead the old pirate gave him a sideways grin and told the bartender to put Peter’s drinks on his tab. “You know,” Stakar said, swirling the bright-yellow drink around in his glass, “we’re putting the old crew back together – been pulling off a few jobs here and there.”

“I heard that,” Peter said cautiously. “If that’s an invitation – uh, not to shoot you down or anything, but –”

Stakar gave a sharp, hoarse laugh, and for an instant there was a hint of Yondu in the glint in his eyes, jabbing an unexpected pain under Peter’s ribs. “Not that we’d turn down the famous Star-Lord –” Peter wished he could figure out if he was being made fun of or not; there was a lot of Yondu in that, too. “– but I figure you’ve got your own thing going, and it’s working out for you just fine. Am I wrong?”

“You’re not wrong,” Peter admitted.

“But,” Stakar went on, jabbing a finger at him around the smudged glass, “that doesn’t mean we don’t have your back. We weren’t there when Yondu needed us, but we’re sure as hell gonna be there for his kid. You’re a Ravager, son. You ever get in trouble, all you gotta do is give us a call.”

Peter stared at him, wordless. Stakar reached out and lifted Peter’s chin with a fingertip, closing his mouth. “You better shut that thing or something’s gonna fly in. Especially in here.”

“Uh … yeah.” Groping for normality, Peter knocked back his entire drink in one gulp, and choked. Stuff tasted like it was 200-proof. Why the hell had he still not learned that drinking with Ravagers was usually a bad idea?

“Another?” Stakar asked, looking amused.

“Sure,” Peter gasped. At least the drink gave him an excuse for why his eyes were watering.

He had grown up thinking that he didn’t have any family at all. Now he was starting to entertain the strange, dizzying possibility that you could have more than one.

Sibylline Song

(Alright, here it is. The unedited, unfinished mer!Stiles fic. Warnings include: assholes, angst, violence, people being specist, and references to canon deaths.)

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Their journey begins with the usual amount of pomp and ceremony expected for a trade ship.

It’s the Triskelion’s forty second voyage from the colder, northern channels of Bæyan to the warm waters of Coca-Machu, and the crew means to make it a good one. Nothing too dangerous—they’re going to actually try trading this time—and everything will go smoothly. Even the weather has been fair to them since they left Port Duke with the morning tide. Many of the crew had waved goodbye to the few friends they’d made over the years, and perhaps a few enemies too. Others were more than glad to leave the port as quickly as they did.


“Are you still moping?”

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Fandom: Power Rangers (2017)

Title: Breaking and Entering 

Characters: Kimberly Hart, Trini (Trimberly slanted)

Summary: It’s not entirely self-centered to seek comfort for yourself if you’re also checking up on someone else.


It was a thought that only had just now crossed her mind as Kimberly slid her fingers under the small crack between window and sill as she eased said window up. There was a fine line between breaking and entering and checking up on someone she cared about. Breaking and entering was more something along the lines of what a thief would do. Some random stranger would obviously cause harm. She wouldn’t.

Although, scaling the side of Trini’s house to the attic and quietly slipping inside of her room was, in fact, probably pretty illegal.

Considering that there had been no forewarning.

And now that she was inside of the room, plaster swept up into a corner, gaping holes staring back at her, she realized this was probably a bad way of checking up on someone in the middle of the night just because she couldn’t sleep.

The last time somebody had done this, it had been Rita.

That was only a week ago.

Trini still had the bruises on her neck.

Too late now, to rethink her decision.

Both feet were firmly planted on the floor.

It was kind of selfish, though, to barge into someone’s room with the pretense to check up on them.

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pxiao  asked:

Top five Fruitshipping moments. Cause I want to see a good show don't tell relationship and we have plenty of moments to fill a large variety of these lists.

Oh god just 5??? Okay I got this be still my heart

5. Episode 2, Yuzu and Yuya’s action duel

Okay I know this is pretty early in the series and it can be seen as platonic, but you get so much character from this scene and grounds of a solid friendship between them. Like:

Yuzu’s getting shit because she was rude to Yuya like some of the fandom does to her lol but instead she just goes with it.

Like at this point of the story we now know both Yuya and Yuzu are entertainers, and now we get to see them doing what they love together and how they work off each other.

Not to mention this scene is funny as hell. Like wow it’s just showing us two cuties performing together (granted it’s not perfect because Yuya’s in funk atm) and I already fell for their dynamic at this point and its only ep 2. 

ALSO they fucking used Plain Plain (where this duel took place) in episode 141 to rip my god damn heart out and to show this duel had meaning and we should realize that we’re missing Yuzu.

4. Yuya is PISSED/cry baby (eps 50 + 51)

At this point in the show we’ve gotten a good basis on their relationship. Yuya and Yuzu are childhood friends with the same goal and they inspire each other to become stronger. Pretty standard and honestly nothing new.

And then they get separated.

Like I did NOT expected them to act the way they did when this happened (at least Yuya because when has a main protag ever cared that much for the female protag minus Anzu from season 0)

I am 98% sure that this is the first time Yuya has cried openly to people without his goggles AND ITS CAUSE OF YUZU. This boy has hidden his emotions about his dad, his bullying, and pendulum summoning but Yuzu’s apparent capture is what got Yuya to finally show his sadness and not cover them with jokes and his goggles.

Yuya as we know, when he’s not berserker, is a pacifist but he’s going out of character because he’s so mentally distraught and sad. Like the only person I would get like that for is my twin so to me this speaks volumes since Yuya values Yuzu’s well being over his own values.  

And then in Yugioh it’s a known thing that the female protags most times stay on the side line and cheer on the main protag AND THEYRE ACTUALLY ACKNOWLEDGING IT AND IT’S SUPER IMPORTANT TO YUYA. Like apparently Yuma’s says something similar to Kotori near the end of Zexal but I’m not there yet but like this is ep 50 compared to 140-something.

Looking back this is super important. Like when Zarc got revived he stated he was surprised/thrilled that there was more to Pendulum Summoning than he first thought (combining all the three methods w/ it) and the reason Yuya was able to do it was because of Yuzu. He was able to go beyond Zarc’s expectations and plans BECAUSE OF YUZU.

God when has a main protag screamed out a female protags name like that before in yugioh??? 

Yuzu is also a cry baby three episodes down the line.

3. Yuzu saves Yuya from Zarc

It speaks volumes when nearly all your friends (including your bff THE MAN Gonzengaka) can’t save from Satan, but the moment you say one sentence to you, you regain some control.

Like god, I love their relationship. Zarc and Ray are literally trying to destroy the other but these two can break through their previous lives soul’s to communicate with one another cause of how god damn much they mean to each other.

Listen if you go across DIMENSIONS to get save someone in Yugioh YOU KNOW your ship is real (Spiritshipping and Keyshipping being the other prime examples). But like in my fruitshipping video (which ya’ll should watch) this moment is when I used the lyrics ‘no distance can ever keep us apart’ because WOW dimensions AND demonic/angelic possessions isn’t enough sever the bond between these two.

Also my otp tag.

2. Yuya summons Odd-Eyes Raging Dragon

Lowkey this moment is up so high because Yuya’s just fucking amazing in this scene. Like Zarc’s influence is getting stronger but like LIST OF THINGS THAT HAVE CAUSED YUYA SO GO BERSERKER 

-Ep 39 with Zarc’s trigger words and Yuya didn’t even remember it

-Yuto’s memories of being attacked the Academia 

-Being electrocuted in the god damn brain

-Being in the same area as all four boys that causes a hole to open in the sky

-Creepy old guys touching Yuzu

Like one of these things is not like the other lol

Seriously though, the others are near close to psychological torture and PTSD but someone touching Yuzu inappropriately invokes the same amount of rage from Yuya. THATS A HUGE ASS COMPARISON. Also the scene was gorgeous god damn.

1. Yuzu inspires Yuya during Friendship Cup

Okay this moment…THIS is when Fruitshipping went from a casual ship to god damn otp for me.

So for the past couple eps, Yuya has been feeling like shit (ground facility, losing Jack, missing Yuzu), of course Yuzu doesn’t know some of bad shit that’s going on, but goddamit the citrus is going to show the tomato that she’s okay.

Like dueling for other people is nothing new to yugioh but holy SHIT

Of course Yuzu doesn’t know the cost of losing, but all she wants to do is make Yuya feel at ease (which the poor boy hasn’t felt in so long fuck)

Yuzu hasn’t spoken to Yuya this entire arc but she knows how he’s feeling right now. She knows Yuya. This just furthers the belief that they’ve known each other for so god damn long and are ‘irreplaceable’ to one another.

Look at how goddamn surprised he is. Like instead of worrying about herself, she’s worried about him?? Granted this might have to do with Yuya’s self worth issues And as the duel goes on, it’s not just her feelings she trying to convey to Yuya (hot-blooded and shivers). Instead of ‘oh look it’s your love-interest’s feelings’ she shows that everyone from back in Standard are also with Yuya.

ALSO THEY PLAYED YUYA’S THEME DURING THIS GOD. EVEN THE OST’S ARE SHOWING US THEIR RELATIONSHIP.

LOOK AT HOW GOD DAMN HAPPY HE IS. LIKE WHEN HAS THIS BOY EVER CRIED FROM JOY SO FAR IN THIS SHOW. THIS IS DEVELOPMENT THAT HE SHOULDN’T HIDE HIS EMOTIONS AND SHOULD EMBRACE THEM AHH.

Just…fuck me. 

Class 1×1

Okay so since the first episode of Class aired yesterday, I scooped around and found my reaction when I first saw it (which was published on Wattpad. And yeah I decided to share it because why not?

1)Wtf is going on?

2)THE THEME SONG IS GREAT

3)WHY DID YOU PUSH THE SMOL BEAN?!

4)What do you mean,you pretend it doesn’t happen?PEOPLE MIGHT BE GETTING KILLED WTF?!

5)“I’m going to ask Charlie to the prom"Sweetheart he’s as straight as Dan Howell’s natural hair

6)WE KNOW YOU’RE GAY CHARLIE BOY BUT PLEASE LET HER DOWN MORE POLITELY.I want to hug her

7)If she had smashed MY phone,I would have killer her slowly and painfully

8)SO THE GIRL’S NAME IS APRIL AND I LIKE HER

9)I don’t like the blonde babysitter

10)Ram is a jerk

11)Also the teacher reminds me of Sue Sylvester

12)HEART EYES BETWEEN THE GAYS MOTHERFUCKER

13)I stand the statement number 8

14)No you don’t understand…I REALLY WANT TO HUG HER

15)#thatawkwardmomentwhentheboyyoulikeisgayyyyyaf

16)“It totally makes sense"And thus,April will hopefully get a gay best buddy ^_^

17)CREEPY SHADOW THINGY GET AWAYYYYY

18)I don’t remember this girl’s name but I like her.YOU HEARD ME SHADOW!

19)Tanya.Her name is Tanya.SHADOW THINGY STAY AWAY

20)WAIT WHAT THE FUCK?!MISS BITCHY TEACHER LIVES WITH CHARLIE?!

21)When British Sue Sylvester bites her chocolate is literally like watching her chopping off someone’s head…with her teeth

22)Okay I’m sure she’s bad and all but a murderer?Get your head out of the gutter,Charlie

23)I want to punch her

24)Okay I will not punch her.Maybe a small slap because she’s rude but I will not punch her.

25)Can I hug April now?

26)SHADOW THINGY STAY AWAY FROM MY DAUGHTER

27)Hold it.First of all…SHADOW THINGY THESE ARE MY GIRLS AND YOU LEAVE THEM ALONE. Secondly, are there two of them?Or is it just one big thing that breaks into two or is super fast?

28)Is April going to chop off her hand like that time in Aos when Coulson lost his?

29)TANYA!!!!!!APRIL!!!!!

30)I KNOW I SAID I HATE YOU BRITISH SUE SYLVESTER BUT YOU SAVED NY DAUGHTER AND I NOW LIKE YOU

31)TANYAAAAAAAA NOOOOOO.Ram,what the fuck are you doing?!Do something!

32)Something with a 3 in it.This is a moment of crisis and I should not be laughing

33)Erm I was expecting War to be a bit more…threatening.Not that BSS isn’t but “War itself” is an exaggeration

34)“Prince?The singer?“I love Tanya XD

35)Ram is soooo smart…not

36)CHARLIE WHAT THE FUCK?!

37)Tanya is okay!!!

38)Okay I know that if I’m correct about this everyone will be like super pissed because it took me that long to realise but…Since these are their shadows,if April killed it,she would die too,right?

39)King or not,he’s nassssttttyyyyy

40)Fuck.Fuckity.Fuck.

41)My daughter April can not die

42)I thought we were fine,BSS but now I think I’ll go back to disliking you.

43)CHARLIE DON’T YOU DARE

44)I just want everyone to know that from this moment and on I will be a slut for BROmance between Charlie and April.

45)“You ludicrous care bear"is this supposed to be an insult?

46)EXCUSE YOU for not remembering all the details after nearling losing her life and finding out that she now shares a heart with a shadow thingy!

47)"I am a prince just without a people"I teared up a little

48)I now again like BSS because this entire thing reminds me of Germany/Greece.YOU GO QUILLS!!!

49)WHAT THE FUCK?!This isn’t a punishment this is torture

50)No,she’s right.You become their slave.

51)You want a more civilised punishment?Prison

52)Honestly I have started to fear my own shadow

53)Nooooo poor  smol bean

54)Everyone must agree that BSS is badass af

55)I haven’t watched Doctor Who but I suppose this is a reference

56)Yes,April because everyone might die and you’re worried that you’ll have to cancel the prom!

57)"Die alone or die at a party” I think Where did the party go? would be very fitting

58)DAMN RIGHT NO ONE IS KILLING MY DAUGHTER

59)“LEAVE US!WE ARE DECORATING"This is the funniest line

60)This is the literal meaning of "You have my heart”

61)I just feel sad because I thought I was being original when I wrote my fanfic with Shadows as the bad people and now I feel as if my idea has been stolen :-p

62)I lowkey wouldn’t mind if Ram and Tanya began dating btw

63)April looks beautiful

64)Is that her mum? :-(

65) THAT fragiiiillleeee caaaapppprrriiiicccoooorrrrnnnn

66)What kind of language is that?

67)CHARLIE IS GOING TO ASK HIS CRUSH TO THE PROM

68)Ah he has religious parents

69)Charlie…that was sarcasm

70)Kiss!Kiss!Kiss

71)Okay I’m 100% happy about this because honestly I wanted more info but yeah I’m okay

72)Something bad is going to happen to Ram,right?Fuuucccckkk

73)“Do you not have a date?"DON’T YOU GO THERE TOL GUY

74)"For tonight we might die"Nooo he isn’t joking

75)Your dance moves are gr8

76)Tanya is also beautiful

77)APRIL NOOOOOOO

78)Okay April is okay but Ram’s girlfriend surely isn’t

79)I don’t remember how the tol guy is called-it was mentioned only once and his name is super difficult-but I just love his expression.Poor bean has no idea what is going on

80)I just love the teachers

81)Ram…why do you think fighting with the shadow thingy is a good idea?

82)"You’re all in great danger”

“From what?”

FROM THAT!

83)RAM LOST HIS LEG

84)BSS is so sassy

85)Wait I know that grey haired guy!He’s from Doctor Who,right?

86)“Who?"Doctor Who!

87)I like this guy.Next series I’m watching is definetly going to be Doctor Who.

88)"My future boyfriend is an alien” a novel written by Matteusz

89)I have no idea what is going on…just like Matteusz

90)Isn’t his name difficult?

91)The conversation between the Doctor and the shadow is priceless

92)Yes!Genocide is bad!

93)I want to hug Charlie :-(

94)Protect my son

95)This show has given more children that I planned to.

96)NOOO APRIL

97)YES SLAYYYY TANYA

98)*Shadow thing dies*THE WITCH IS DEAD

99)NO YOU SHALL NOT TAKE YOUR HEART WITH YOU!

100)GO RAM!

101)BSS has been upgraded to a SUPER babysitter of five

102)Poor Matteusz just wanted a date to the prom

103)I agree darts>Football

104)I understand Once Upon a Time but…The Vampire Diaries?Charlie nooo

105)So from now on I should call her Miss Quill?I sort of prefer BSS

106)The moment when Exams are compared to saving the world and are proved to be just as hard,is the moment I lost faith in the  educational system.

107)Okay Ram’s girlfriend’s name was Rachel so RIP Rachel

108)Charlie is like Blank Panther,so calm about the loss of his people…at least he’s like Black Panther at the end of Civil War

109)It wouldn’t stop YOU miss Quill because you’re cold hearted

110)WAIT SO CHARLIE LIED?!

111)SO.MUCH.BLOOD

anonymous asked:

So i was just listening to Famy - Ava which was the song that played in the background when Stiles saw Derek's initials at the start of S5...And IDK fam I just started getting really really fucking emotional because the lyrics are just so beautiful and reminds me of them so so much like "TWo oceans inbetween us and I wait for shore" and "My conscious burning my eyes are too cuddled up with a heart contempt does she love you and I swear I do" Yeah, just really touching even if unintentional.

Aw I just went and listened and I really like it. If they thought about the lyrics at all they were proooobably intended for Scallison (even though that’s a little odd and messed up considering Kira was right there…) but it works so much for Sterek and especially for a miserable Stiles missing the hell out of Derek. I mean…

I’m sorry to any St*lia people but I could in-detail analyze this, like “follow me through this empty dream, I’m sleeping next to someone new, my conscience burning…”?? Or how about “I’m such a coward, these wretched things I do…” This is not a happy person (in a happy relationship) thinking these things. This is someone missing the hell out of a person who’s moved on, who’s settled into an unhappy situation –– “I wait for shore, there’s a gate I see, there’s a way for me// now this one sits here and whispers things to me”… They’re stuck in miserable relationship with “this one” but they’re just waiting, waiting to cross those oceans, to make it through that gate, to find the way to the thing they really want.

Though the thing they want is probably off with someone new (Braeden, who Derek left town with), leaving Stiles hopeless and “cuddled up with hard contempt//Does she love you? I swear I do.” It’s just… it’s an awesome song but it’s so tragic, and it’s so perfect for Sterek at that point in the series.

(But then… the more I analyze the lyrics, the more upset I get for Kira if this song was intended as a Scallison moment, because she’d be the unwanted placeholder in that scenario. That poor girl, she deserved a lot better.)

[Oh, and song and lyrics links for anyone who wants to read for themselves]

anonymous asked:

It's sad that people want to dismiss Seokjins feelings, but BET if it was Jungkook they would lose their shit. Deadass ARMYS don't even care about seokjin, and that's so sad, because he's so much more than their "eomma seokjin!!1!1" shit. He's talented, amazing, beautiful, smart, the whole package. I honestly have a feeling he might leave BTS, and I will whole heartedly blame the ARMYS who didn't lay attention to him. Your post was so accurate, I'm happy you pointed it out

Thank you! Yes, it’s terrible when people ignore and overlook Jin’s feelings, especially when he has expressed displeasure with being labeled by a female pronoun. V said he didn’t like being called alien, and people listened, but apparently when it’s Jin, people don’t.

However, this is my personal opinion, I also think that even if Jin didn’t express displeasure with the term and was neutral, it’s still very inconsiderate of other Army’s to dismiss so many people who don’t like that Jin is labeled mom/wife etc. People are entitled to their opinion of course, but when other Army’s shove their ship down our throats, and dismiss Jin’s ships with comments like “Eww, mother and son shouldn’t do that” or “Stop cheating on Namjoon”, that’s just unnecessary and they should stop.

Yes, Jin is so much more than a mom role. And it’s really horrible when all his actions are reduced to a fixed role. He’s a multifaceted and complex person, with so much inside of him. I really dislike it when people automatically associate him with Namjoon, like they’re some type of package deal, where Jin can’t even be his own person. Remember this: Jin is a person who came with no prior dancing or singing ability, and he has worked so hard to improve, that now I don’t even understand why people say he’s a bad dancer or singer. Yes, he’s worse than the best of BTS dancers, that does not make him bad. And in terms of singing, I love his voice. He is very good at conveying emotion, and when I listen to Awake I just AGGGHHH… He’s so underrated and under appreciated, if he leaves BTS, it will be the worst.

I went completely off-track lol, I’m sorry. I hope you have a great day!

As I said in the text:
“12. “But we know that he is a man, it’s just a joke”: Jokes can be problematic and harmful, and as I mentioned before, it still misrepresents Jin’s personality, stereotypes him and limits how we view his interactions with other members.

13. “It’s still a joke. Calm down. If you don’t like the comments, just ignore them.”: People are entitled to their opinion, but don’t tell us not react or tell us it’s just a joke, because we understand that it’s just a joke, but we don’t find it funny. Stop trivializing our feelings, perspectives and experiences and blame us for implicitly for being “too sensitive” and “not being able to take a joke” when so many people do not like that Jin is called mom/wife/princess etc. Our feelings should be acknowledged. We should not be marginalized and overlooked, and we need to speak up, because if we don’t, people will continue to call Jin mom/wife/princess. Stop misrepresenting Jin’s personality; stereotyping him; being hypocritical about how you chose to interpret Jin’s relationships/personality as mom/wife/princess when you wouldn’t have done the same with another member; and limiting how we view Jin’s interactions and relationship with the members. ”

anonymous asked:

As a premise, I love sasusaku. I wanted to ask you what do you think about the end of garden, when Sasuke doesn't kiss or anything and goes away leaving her hanging. I mean, I understand the smirk and all but they didn't see each other for years... Why would he negate her this simple act between spouses? And also humiliating her a little, imho? For me it was very anticlimactic, and I wonder what you think about it. Also, love Penthesileia, one of the best fic here in Tumblr, congrats!

I think that was Kishimoto trolling the readers for nagging at him even after he ended the series in what he thought was a definitive way. The thing about writers, when readers nag us about stuff we think is self-explanatory, we can be dicks :P

He wrote Gaiden to diffuse the absolutely ridiculous notion that Sarada was Karin’s daughter, by juxtaposing the whole thing with the equally ridiculous premise of ChoCho trying to find her “real” father. And then he kept SasuSaku fans hanging because they seem to think the ultimate expression of love is a kiss/sex/confession. It’s not. To some people, the ultimate expression of love is holding hands, or exchanging a set phrase that has great meaning for both parties or some other type of gesture. For Sasuke, the ultimate expression of caring for anyone (especially in the mind of a man who had as horrible a childhood as he had), it’s the forehead poke. 

Also, Sasuke is the epitome of stoic Japanese man. In Asian cultures, it is so very rare for a couple to demonstrative in public, and if they are, it’s usually looked down on or considered inappropriate. (Note that showing affection to children has slightly different rules, which is why he had no problem hugging Sarada).

Sasuke is not the PDA type, and I have no doubt that Sakura knows this. Personally, I think her reaction was an exaggerated part of an ongoing joke between the two of them. Given the fact Sarada didn’t seem to suddenly think that her entire epiphany about her parents connection was invalidated by the goodbye scene, she probably sees this as affectionate teasing between a loving couple as well. 

Sasuke probably spent a few days at home reconnected with his family before he left. Remember, he is on an important mission, and now they are all aware of it. Sakura and Sarada would never demand he stay home and be with them given the importance of the mission, because they are both shinobi and recognise the need to carry out important missions.

I do, however, think Sasuke has recognised he handled this badly the first time, and will probably take more of an effort to visit home more often between Gaiden and the Boruto movie. Given that Sarada is more at ease around her father in the movie, and from the scenes I’ve seen in the Boruto video game, he probably checks in every few months. 

If you’re looking for a good fic that deals with this moment, which I pretty much use as my own headcanon, check out Day & Night by Finval. It does an excellent job of resolving any lingering doubts and issues. 

(And really, did you actually want Kishimoto, who has admitted that he is horrible at writing romance, to write shippy scenes between Sasuke and Sakura? There’s a reason the NaruHina moments in the anime and movies felt so forced… No slight to NaruHina, I actually shipped them before SasuSaku, but their relationship was not developed half as much as SasuSaku was…precisely because Kishimoto was trying too hard!)

Hope that answers your question - and thanks for the compliment on Penthesilea, I’ll try to get the next chapter out as soon as possible!

wonderfulchaos69  asked:

Are you still take prompts for the mini-fic meme?? How about SakuMahi, #5 - things you didn't say at all?

SakuMahi {5: Things You Didn’t Say at All}


@wonderfulchaos69 I didn’t know if you wanted angst or fluff (I can spin that prompt both ways) but I decided to write a fluffy SakuMahi ff because I just want to wrap these two in a giant blanket of fluff to protect them.


“Someone, please kill me now.” Sakuya paled when he saw the text conversation on his phone. While the war had ended peacefully, some things hadn’t changed. Namely, Tsubaki and his other subclasses continued to meddle in his relationship. But now, their meddling consisted of relentless teasing and outrageous plans straight out of a cliché romantic movie.

While Sakuya was in the shower, Tsubaki had taken his phone and sent Mahiru a torrent of terrible pick up lines. Mahiru, are you a witch? Because, whenever I look at you, everyone else disappears. Maybe you’re also a thief because you stole my heart the day we met. Your dad was definitely a thief because he stole a bunch of stars and put them in your eyes.

It only got worst from there. Sakuya was thinking of various ways to murder Tsubaki when his phone rang. He was certain that the world had something against him when he saw that it was Mahiru calling him. He debated if he should answer him since he knew that Mahiru was likely calling about the texts. On one hand, he dreaded seeing Mahiru’s reaction to the texts. But on the other hand, he really wanted to hear his voice.

Swallowing his dignity, Sakuya answered the call and screamed. “I didn’t send those texts!”

“I know.” Mahiru answered with a little laugh. Sakuya could imagine his smile clearly and wished that he was in front of him. “I like to think that I know my best friend well enough to know when someone is posing as him. I’m guessing Belkia or Tsubaki was trying to pull a prank on you. Don’t be too hard on them.”

“Why are you defending them?” Sakuya clicked his tongue. “At least you knew I wouldn’t use those cheesy pick up lines.”

“Actually, I can see you using them. If anything, yours would probably be worse. I just know you wouldn’t text them to me. You’re the type of person that would like to do it in person. A text is too distant.” Sakuya had to agree that sometimes texting wasn’t enough for him. He would like to see Mahiru’s reaction to his teasing if he were to use a pick up line. “You’ll probably use: Do you know what my shirt is made of? Boyfriend material.

“C’mon, Mahiru, I’m better than that. I was blinded by your beauty when you walked by so I’m going to need your name and number for insurance purposes.” They both laughed at the cheesy line.

“You already have my name and number. How about this? If you were a vegetable, you’d be a cute-cumber.” Mahiru was probably the only person that could make a vegetable pun about him and live. They continued to exchange pick up lines and Sakuya wished he could see Mahiru’s expression. But just hearing his voice was more than enough for him.


I like to headcanon a meddler for all my ships. Kuro has Hyde. Misono has Lily. Poor Sakuya has to deal with Tsubaki and all the other Melancholy subclasses XD

[Send me a ship and one of these and i’ll write a mini fic]

anonymous asked:

I just realised that Newt and Percival both have mother of pearl as part of their wand's core, and I'm not entirely sure what to do with that information, so I wanted to share it with you (in case you didn't know already)

I am in absolute love with Newt’s wand, let me tell you. Ollivander uses Phoenix feather, unicorn tail hair and dragon heartstring (Pottermore even confirms that he won’t deviate from these three), and his wands (all that we’ve seen, anyway) are single wood - but Newt absolutely one hundred percent does not go with that. My personal headcanon is that his Ollivander wand was snapped when he was expelled and the one he has now is maybe a little illegal, but for the purposes of this post that’s neither here nor there so moving on.

Ash and lime (a lot of people seem to put it as a single wood, but the wikia says two so I’m going with two) with shell and bone core, and mother of pearl? Fabulous.

From Ollivander’s notes on Pottermore, ash is a prestigious wand wood, stubborn and loyal - ash-wood wielders are “not lightly swayed from their beliefs or purposes.”  He doesn’t cover Lime wood (linden), but it’s very highly regarded in Slavic and Germanic culture, linked with justice and peace. Shell and bone it’s almost impossible to say anything about without knowing which shells or bones, but there’s heaps written about mother of pearl - it’s associated with purification, healing (particularly emotional), creativity, and protection (particularly of children).

So just from the wood and mother of pearl we get someone who is stubbornly dedicated to justice, especially so when that concerns the healing and protection of children. Not a bad match for Newt, eh? Not bad at all.

But now let’s move on to Graves’ wand - it’s of an unknown wood and unknown core, but it has mother of pearl again. The script calls it ebony but that could be merely a colour descriptor; African blackwood would fit the appearance, as would bog oak.

Ebony is covered by Ollivander and is a typical fighter’s wand: strong, steadfast in belief, combative. Oak is likewise linked to strength and constancy, and the bog oak (oak wood preserved in a peat bog) is particularly linked to the force and power of nature which is pretty strong and pretty constant. I can’t find much about African blackwood, but it is known for being very dense and for not warping or splitting over time - again, this seems to line up with the traits of the other two candidates for Graves’ wand wood.

So whichever wood Graves is, he’s coming through as powerful, committed to his beliefs, a stable point. It’s a picture of a man who’s perfectly suited as the tough, hard-edged leader of MACUSA and fits very well with the Graves that Grindelwald portrayed.

… except.

Except for that band of mother of pearl in there, the mother of pearl that fosters creativity and emotional healing, the mother of pearl that speaks of a soul driven first and foremost to protect. And that’s what makes Graves the one to be the director, what makes his aurors love him - because he loves them. He cares for them, he worries about their health whether it’s physical or mental, he encourages them to take risks and try new things and all the rest of it.

And then you mix the two of them together, Newt with his loyalty and Graves with his dedication, both of them with their strength and both of them devoted to protect those in their care. It’s a little bit of a perfect match, isn’t it?

I think it’s important to note and interesting that I can’t recall it being mentioned in discussions on Wufei that his colony, L5-A0205, was going to be the colony they dropped in the original Operation Meteor.

Let that sink in.

It was Wufei’s home they were going to drop on Earth.

I think this a wildly huge factor in understanding Wufei and his motivations/actions. So let’s get all up in this shit.

(also just an fyi, all of what I say is based off of the english dub at this time, since I’m finding it hard to find subs that don’t feel like they’re dub script subs.)

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anonymous asked:

For the prompt meme: "Die for you" with Revan and Meetra Surik! Please and thank you! ( ◠‿◠ )

They are being hailed as heroes, but Meetra doesn’t feel like one anymore. The thrill of going to war died long before Malachor, and the only thing that had kept her going was the sense of justice Revan and Malak had instilled in her when they first asked her to leave the Order. 

And she realizes that’s what it is now. Not an ideological disagreement. She thought they would go back.

Nobody else wants to go back. They want to follow Revan, as if she were the new master now. And maybe she is. The Revanchists are hers, by blood and oath and death. 

Is she?

The question echoes in the empty caverns inside of her where so much more used to be. 

Heroes don’t destroy lives the way she has. It’s not just the Shadow Mass Generator. It’s Dxun. It’s countless other planets and moons that she forged through and ripped apart. The lives she took. 

For freedom and justice. 

For Revan. 

“You still plan on leaving me?”

Meetra doesn’t feel her entrance like she used to. She feels a heavy weight to the air that announces her before she even says anything, but she still spins uncertainly. Her body knows the defensive moves even if her brain hasn’t caught up.

“We did what we set out to do,” Meetra points out. “You should be encouraging–”

Revan takes a step toward her, all power, all prowess. It’s as though she hasn’t learned how to turn the war off. “Encouraging them to go back? To what? The Jedi didn’t help the Republic. They stood back and let the Mandalorians destroy nearly everything. Why would I send them back?”

“It’s where we belong.” She can’t even convince herself of it. She doesn’t belong anywhere, but the Jedi is where they come from. They should go back. It’s duty.

Revan crosses her arms over her chest, frowning. “I don’t belong there. Malak doesn’t belong there. None of them want to return.”

Just you is silent. Just her. She’s the only one with a packed bag and heavy heart. 

“And I belong here?”

“That’s your decision, but you’re determined to leave.” Revan’s voice is casual, but Meetra can see the hard edges of the accusation in her dark eyes. 

There was a time when Revan spoke sweet nothings into her ear. Come with me. Go to war with me. I need you. 

And Meetra had believed her, and she had left the Order behind and the people who had trusted her. Kavar. Atris. They were still waiting for her, weren’t they? Did they expect her to come back? Did they expect Revan to come back?

“Do you need me?” Meetra asks. 

Revan’s head tilts, an amused little smile taking over the earlier frown. The hard edges soften out. It’s not a good look. It’s more terrifying than anger. Anger is passion, an emotion. When Revan looks at Meetra, she feels like she’s a specimen. She’s something to be taken apart and figured out and put back together again the way Revan wants. 

“Yes.”

She’s desperate to believe her friend. She’s desperate to believe that what Revan wants is best for the galaxy, for the future. Maybe for the Jedi. They have never belonged within the neat lines the Order gave them to stand in. 

Her fingertips are cool against Meetra’s skin when she cups her face, when she slides her fingers into Meetra’s unruly hair. 

“I’ve always needed you,” Revan tells her. And she sounds sincere.

Revan had always sounded sincere. 

“But I won’t beg you to stay if you feel you’re of no more use to me. Maybe you’ll find the peace you’re expecting the Order to give you.”

As sudden as her hand is there, it’s gone. As sudden as Revan is there, she’s gone. 

She’s the hero, after all. She doesn’t have time for broken soldiers with wavering loyalties.

It leaves Meetra with a churning feeling in her stomach. 

When the ship she’s paid for passage on back to Dantooine leaves the port.

She watches it leave her behind until it’s nothing. She has credits to spare. She might not be able to reach the Force, but she can still be persuasive, even if she didn’t have credits. There are other flights, other ships, other pilots. There are other ways to get to the Council and to face their judgment.

She just isn’t sure now if she deserves their judgment. 

She is empty, a black hole among glowing stars. 

And there is only one Revan, the brightest of them all. 

I’ve always needed you.

Meetra finds Revan hours later, a barely restrained Malak prowling in the room behind his master. Because that’s what this is, she realizes. They’re not Jedi.

“You didn’t leave.” There’s genuine surprise in her voice as she stares down at Meetra. Her brows lift, but there’s a tick of a smirk at the corner of her mouth. 

“I’m already ruined,” Meetra says quietly. When she looks behind Revan, she locks eyes with Malak. He stops pacing, his head tilting in the same curious way that Revan’s does.

“Aren’t we all?” 

Jimin+Baekhyun scenario - Pocket size miracles

Requested!

Genre: Cute, fluff, supernatural?

a little sad in the beginning, but gets better! For all my people that weren’t happy about one or two of their finals! fighting!!!

Summary: spending Xmas with a feuding family, so your little men come to help!

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anonymous asked:

ok I'm curious, what in CA:CW made you ship MCU!Steve/Tony because I know before that you didn't really ship them.

honestly, it’s not so much what made me ship mcu stevetony as what made me love mcu tony

and mcu tony in cacw was very 616-like to me: less quippy, more openly fucking sad, with his guilt complex really way too obvious, with playing politics, with doing damage control and PR and all the stuff other avengers don’t want to care about, with negotiating ross and trying to keep everyone together (and failing so hard, oh my god, tony), with his self-hatred and loneliness

he’s just pretty much everything i love about tony wrapped up in a pair of the saddest most hurt eyes ever

and where do we see his most emotional reactions? in reply to steve

it’s really really obvious he cares about steve so much. really. so fucking much.

and it’s there in the first scene with ross and the avengers–steve turns to look at tony, and tony takes ages to look up, and they have this silent communication thing and i believe tony knows already then that it will go down somehow, it’ll be a mess, and he has to try and stop it

and then it only gets more obvious

there’s berlin

he starts talking to steve (and steve only) and he wants to convince him, he tries everything. he starts the conversation in a messed up suit and fixes himself because he’s really emotionally vulnerable there, he needs some kind of an armour

and he snaps at steve–give me a break. i’m doing what has to be done. to stave off something worse. because damn he believes this and he doesn’t believe he’ll convince steve, not really, but wow he has to try because steve’s his friend and this is the only way tony can take care of him now and steve’s a good man so if he agrees with tony–maybe so’s tony, and if he doesn’t…well, and damn tony wants his approval

we know how it ends. keep telling yourself that. and tony puts on his glasses, more armour, and you can’t tell me he’s not crying.

HE JUST. CARES. ABOUT STEVE. SO MUCH.

and then zemo happens, bucky happens, steve runs away

and tony talks to ross. sits down, so ross can tower over him, and tony fucking looks up and makes himself physically unassuming and begs, literally begs for a chance to bring steve in before someone’s sent to kill him instead. tony puts his everything on the line for steve then. and he’s so hurt, physically as well now, he’s bleeding, his left arm hurts (his heart hurts :))) ) and all he tries to do is to save steve

the airport scene

THE FUCKING AIRPORT SCENE

with tony having his heart on his sleeve in the most obvious ways possible

and really this whole fucking conversation

you’ve been busy

and you’ve been a complete idiot!

look at how out of it tony is already. he has a black eye (haha do you want to talk about tony opening his faceplate without prompting :))) ) and he’s so done he knows either steve goes with him or he gets killed sooner or later and steve refuses to listen. and look, tony doesn’t know what steve knows at that point. and steve doesn’t really have hard proof either.

so tony’s there trying to convince him but at the end of his line and he’s snapping and he keeps asking and his voice keeps rising and he tries and fails to compose himself so many times

i’m trying to – i’m trying to keep you from tearing the avengers apart

that fucking pause there? he looks away, he shakes his head, he can’t even talk for a moment, it’s so fucking important

steve’s answer? you did that when you signed.

he could stab him as well

and even then tony keeps trying

(do you want to talk about 616 and tony extending his hand and steve EMP-ing him)

except he’s really hurt, really done

so his trying changes into all right, we’re done and he actually spells it out for steve what is going to happen you’re going to come with us, now, because it’s US, and not a squad of j-soc guys with no compunction about being impolite

and there’s a cut to nat, and steve looking around, and back to tony, and he’s hoping, he’s hoping so hard, as if his hope can actually convince steve

he looks away too, and this little come on escapes him

and steve refuses.

(and i’d like to note how at the beginning there tony is like rhodey, you take cap, as if he doesn’t actually want to fight him himself, and then he literally says his plan was to take it easy, he never wanted a full out fight fuck everything, and then RHODEY GETS HURT and it’s all of tony’s nightmare neatly wrapped into one)

and tony watches rhodey being scanned, learns he might be crippled, knows it’s his fault because he’s tony stark, everything is his fault

and then he learns steve might’ve been right

and he leaves immediately to tell ross, to help steve

and ross threatens to arrest him, ross shows him his friends in the raft, his friends who hate him (even though tony is right! they broke the law, each and every one, willingly), and tony still begs them for a chance to help steve

and sam tells him, so tony follows steve

and their meeting is so great? tony’s wary, but yet again opens his faceplate

tells steve he was right. steve accepts his help. tony’s so relieved. he jokes. (he’d have to arrest himself. because it’s true)

it’s so light for a moment

and then zemo shows them the video, and tony watches his parents, his mum getting killed by the man steve risked everything to protect (risked tony to protect)

and tony closes his eyes at some points. he can’t watch. and then he only wants to know one thing.

did you know

and he knows the answer

don’t bullshit me, rogers, did you know

and it’s then when he snaps, just lashes out, wants to hurt bucky (and i’d like to note that even then he’s consciously trying not to kill them. he’s in his full armour. he can take on the hulk or level cities. instead he ties steve’s legs and aims at the walls to cut off their escape and the most damage he does to one of them is to blow bucky’s mechanical arm off, when he’s trying to save his own life)

and the worst line happens

i’m sorry, tony. but he’s my friend.

so was i.

but i think even then it dawns to tony … that maybe no. maybe it was only ever one-sided.

at the end, when steve has tony down and keeps hitting him, and smashes his helmet, and raises his shield–tony covers his face, and he’s convinced steve will kill him

i think steve thought so for a second too

instead, steve smashes the armour reactor. literally breaks tony’s heart. and for a few long seconds, they just look at each other. and it’s all there. all of it. all the could have beens and all the broken trust and all the things they’ll never rebuild now

i ship them in mcu now, because it’s fucking tragic, and i roll like that

but also because, my shipping glasses aside, you can totally see one-sided unrequited love on tony’s part. he really thought steve was his friend. that it ran both ways. he did it all for a man he loved.

they’re both a mess, a destructive mess at that, and we know tony, every tony, only ever wants to be loved. and honestly, after the emotional rollercoaster of tony feels in cacw? i ship them. because it’s terrible and it makes sense, and there’s this steve can only be this mad because he loved tony too

and then there’s imagine if they were in a relationship before

and steve actually calls first

and tony is left with nothing at the end. rhodey’s alive, but hurt, and tony blames himself. vision is there, but every time tony looks at him, he remembers jarvis is gone.

steve sends him a letter, and a phone, and tony doesn’t call; tony knows how it’d end. (tony’s not steve’s friend.)

steve might call.

this movie really wonderfully destroys tony, and you can argue it destroys steve, either, and this is when i’m interested in them.

for @arhkamknights - you like star wars, and you like the batfamily, so here we go. :3

  • there’s roy harper as one of the best pilots in the resistance; adopted son of oliver queen. 
  • oliver queen is now an advisor to bruce wayne, who commands the resistance. 
  • there’s the resistance pilot jason todd, bruce wayne’s son, disappeared during combat several years ago, MIA and presumed deceased. 
  • there’s a completely totally unrelated stormtrooper designated JY-2707 who can’t remember anything before a few years ago, but never thinks to question that until JY-2704 dies and a resistance pilot is taken into custody. 
  • there’s talia al ghul, daughter of the leader of the first order; in charge of the interrogation of prisoners and reasonably strong in the force. 
  • JY-2707 makes a decision, and learns that the pilot’s name is roy. he also learns that he likes roy’s name for him - jay - right before they crash. 
  • there’s a scavenger called kori who knows she could leave jakku, but chooses not to, because her sister promised to come back for her. 
  • kori makes a decision, and tries to get jay off of jakku, but they don’t have a lot of options for transportation, and they end up in the robin
  • there’s tim drake and dick grayson, bruce wayne’s other sons, who were looking for their ship. they found it, but they also found two unexpected surprises on board in the form of jay and kori. 
  • there’s talia’s son damian al ghul, who is responsible for hunting down the escaped prisoner roy harper - or he would be, if his cloaked ship hadn’t gotten stuck in the same tractor beam grayson and drake used to retrieve the robin. he’s currently being held against his will by the traitor JY-2707, timothy drake, richard grayson, and a good-for-nothing scavenger. 
  • they find that jay knows an awful lot about the resistance’s aerial strategy and is a surprisingly good pilot, even though he worked sanitation and has never flown a ship. at least, as far as he can remember. 
  • (and tim drake, who never interacted with jason todd but saw him from afar, begins to wonder whether “presumed dead” should really be in general wayne’s file on his missing son. and dick grayson, who was on a deep undercover mission for the years that jason was around, tentatively believes tim.) 
  • dick spends a lot of time with damian. for information at first, trying to figure out what damian might know about the first order, but it becomes clear that while damian is a soldier, he’s also young. terrifyingly so. dick had assumed he was at least thirteen. damian’s nine. 
  • dick grayson follows the example of his adopted father and claims damian as his own. 
  • then there’s takodana and maz kanata, and while following kori damian picks up a metal cylinder that’s heavy for its size and sees something he didn’t expect to, that he didn’t really want to, and - he starts to wonder, because he used to wonder about the identity of his father. he used to, until he pushed it to the back of his mind in favor of the first order and being a perfect heir, but now he suspects that his father is part of the resistance and that’s…. 
  • it throws damian off-balance, and he runs and kori follows, and talia finds them both. 
  • jay’s not fast enough. tim’s not fast enough. dick’s not fast enough. roy is fast enough for tim and dick and jay, but not for damian and kori. 
  • roy guides them back to the resistance. bruce wayne’s not there, but oliver queen stares at jay for an awfully long time. 
  • turns out kori’s an alien princess with incredible power, so… oops? they should probably get her back?? 
  • good thing that damian’s accessed some records that he probably shouldn’t have and determined that bruce wayne is his father. good thing that damian wasn’t immune to stockholm syndrome when he was on the robin. good thing that damian knows a lot more about the weapons of the first order than the resistance does. 
  • good thing that damian decides to free kori and help dick, jay and tim destroy the starkiller base. never let it be said that dick grayson’s not convincing. 
  • except when they return, they find bruce wayne waiting for them. and jay doesn’t believe anything he’s saying. 
  • (he can’t. jay knows how his mind works, its limitations, and attacking the wall that hides his old memories is… not a good plan. it feels like madness lies behind that barrier. it feels like whatever happened to him is not something he wants to remember.) 
  • (talia is good at what she does, especially when it comes to tampering with memories, and jay doesn’t want to fuck over his own sanity by remembering something terrible, thank you very much.) 
  • but bruce insists, and jason yells that he’s wrong, he’s wrong, bruce needs to stay the fuck away from him - 
  • they run again, jay and kori and roy. they call their ship outlaw. 
  • roy tells them about a man named j'onn who knows minds like jay’s. roy tells them about a man named clark who wields incredible power like kori. 
  • “might as well do this together,” jay says. 
  • so they do.

The Clato AU where Clove and Cato win the 74th Hunger Games instead of Katniss and Peeta. Hunger Games AU.


The cannon signals the death of the small, wiry-bodied boy from 10. After a struggle at the base of the Cornucopia, he was brought down almost too easily by the pair from Two.

      Clove and Cato wait for the arrival of the hovercraft to take the body, but there isn’t one, and it sends Clove shouting into the air, “Hey! What’s going on?” Her hand to her head, closing over the gash left there from the fight. Her split lip stings when she yells.

      Cato suggests, rubbing at his forearm, “Maybe it’s the body. Come on, let’s move away.”

      So they do. They walk over to the lake, and both take much-needed drinks. She tries to remember if in past years you have to distance yourself from the final kill, but her brain so muddled, she can’t; why else would there be a delay?

      As Clove stoops to take another gulp of the lake water, Claudius Templesmith’s voice breaks over the speakers.

      “Greetings to the final contestants of the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games. The earlier revision has been revoked. Closer examination of the rule book has disclosed that only one winner may be allowed,” he says. “Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.” There’s a small burst of static and then nothing more.

      They just stand there, staring at one another. Two Careers, making it to the end—it’s not surprising at all. What is, though, is that they haven’t pounced at the other yet at the chance of winning. That in the ten seconds of silence later, both of them are still alive—not one of them with a sword to the heart, or a knife to the throat.

      They’re shocked. 

      Only one of them can go home. 

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anonymous asked:

I don't know if you've gone in depth about this before, so I apologize for asking about this if you have... I just love your analysis posts about seventeen, and I was wondering what you thought about jihoon's relationships (like his dynamics) with all of the other members. Thank you :)

It’s no problem! Thank you for the kind words!

First of all, I’d like to say that over the last couple of months it’s been really great to see not only Woozi but all of the boys start to grow a lot in their friendships with each other, and becoming more comfortable with their new positions as idols and not just trainees. They’re growing, which is crazy exciting to see. But especially with Woozi, since he seemed to have it a little hard at first. Over the last few months, we’ve gotten to see him become a lot more comfortable with the fans and his members, and he even did a subunit and collab and I’m really proud of him. Looking back at Seventeen Project and seeing the growth always makes me cry.

But anyway, onto the question. I don’t want to start with Seungcheol, because I might never finish, so I’ll skip right ahead. For now. That means Jicheol trash, you’re either gonna have to read it or scroll aaaaaaaall the way down.

Woozi+Jeonghan - Since Woozi and Jeonghan are in the same unit and Woozi is his “boss” of sorts, it can be awkward, I think. Especially since Woozi has to be in charge of someone older than him. But the two seem to get along well. (See “Jihoonie never upset me~”). If anything, their relationship seems one between two people who aren’t especially overly close, but certainly don’t have anything against each other. The only reason they would find to argue is Woozi might occasionally find Jeonghan’s greasy sappy style or his cutesy clingyness annoying sometimes. I’ll bet Jeonghan once tried to claim Woozi as his tiny fairy. It was probably met with a swift kick to the knee.

Woozi+Joshua - This one might not seem like there’s much there, but I’m just going to straight out admit that this is one of my weaknesses. Joshua isn’t one to hold age over Woozi, so he would naturally try harder to get close to Woozi at first than Woozi would, and I think Woozi would appreciate that. They share a lot in common, for instance during Seventeen TV days there’s a few videos of them singing English songs together (and I’m just going to hit on how sweet Joshua is here by never correcting him or making him stop asdfghjkl bless anyway) and they both play musical instruments. Plus, I’d like to think Joshua looks up (down? … That wasn’t a short joke…) to Woozi because Joshua has talked about wanting to be better at rearranging and creating music as well. Which is adorable. Arguments aren’t likely to start between the two of them, even if Joshua’s not doing too well singing and Woozi gets impatient, since Joshua is a very easy going personality.

Woozi+Jun - I’ve… Never thought about this… Is this a thing? (A short trip to research fanfiction confirms that 2 entire people in this fandom think it’s a thing). I think Jun and Woozi probably don’t have a lot of reason to interact so it’s hard to see interactions between them… For instance, it would be rare to have them line next to each other (their heights… kinda… heh), and they’re not in the same unit, so all of what I’d say would have to be entirely speculation. Woozi’s not the type to go too far out of his way to talk to people, being a bit blunt as he is, and I don’t think they’d necessarily be argumentative, except for the same reasons as Jeonghan, with his slightly hyper, clingy personality that might annoy Woozi.

Woozi+Hoshi - Awww yeah slip into the SoonHoon life. Hoshi and Woozi are the same age, which is an important part of being close in Korea, but also they seem to get along well. Especially predebut, there are a lot of SoonHoon moments, but if you have a keen eye, you can still catch it. People might assume Hoshi is “too loud” for Woozi, but it’s just like Hoshi to go out of his way to befriend the members who seem to be left out or misunderstood a lot, and Woozi seems genuinely comfortable with him, even hugging him with a smile and playing with him when Hoshi wants to tease the members. Unlike with the other members being met with grimace or eyerolling, Woozi will laugh at Hoshi’s antics and play along. It’s adorable, and it’s really great to see that Hoshi can put Woozi at enough ease to open up and have fun and be himself. Hoshi likes to take care of people (see Dino), but Woozi doesn’t like to be babied. Hoshi’s very subtle in taking care of Woozi, but it definitely happens, and it shows in how much Woozi cares for Hoshi too. Also, I’m really glad they were friends before the group was formed because Hoshi might end up being Woozi’s rival. S. Coups is the leader of Seventeen, and there’s no chance Woozi could compete with that. But when there’s another kid of similar age that holds the same rank as him, it’s very easy for someone like Woozi to start comparing himself to Hoshi, to how the fans and how Coups and the members see Hoshi, which is more of an outgoing friendly personality. It could seed a lot of bad feelings, but because they’re friends, there’s no comparing and no competition between the two. SoonHoon is really cute, and I’ve probably talked about it too much. But it’s really sweet, okay?

Woozi+Wonwoo - This is another one I don’t know much about… Again, probably because Wonwoo and Woozi aren’t really initiators. Hoshi, Coups, Mingyu, pretty much anyone Woozi is really evidently friends with are more likely to initiate the conversation. You can see the same trend in Wonwoo’s friend circle. He’s not an initiator either. But it’s unlikely that they argue much. If they do, it’s because Wonwoo’s shopping for lamps instead of writing lyrics again.

Woozi+DK - This deserves a ship name. I think out of everyone, DK is one of the more likely ones for Woozi to argue with, because both of them have a slightly awkward charm and DK might bring it overboard a bit… And he talks a lot. Because he’s in the same unit as DK, and DK is a main vocalist, it’s likely that Woozi can be a little hard on DK at times. Plus, Woozi can definitely hold a grudge (see the Sukira incident where Woozi ended up calling DK “Dokyeom-ssi for like a week) and so communication might get rocky. But at the end of the day, I think they can get along too.

Woozi+Mingyu - Or, Jigyu, I believe. Ahhh, bless this dynamic. Somewhere there’s a post explaining “Foetps”, two people who are so perfectly made to be enemies but friends to each other that it has to be destiny. I think Boonon and Jigyu are the perfect representations of this. Mingyu is almost directly under Woozi in age order, so he’s the first chance Woozi gets to really pick on his dongsaengs with, and Mingyu is such an easy target. It’s like watching a fearsome kitten overpower a scared, easily frightened doberman who doesn’t know his own strength. Bonus points for Mingyu letting him climb up on his back at any time and place. Jigyu is adorable and perfectly contrary.

Woozi+The8 - Another pairing I don’t see as overly close but still adorable. If I had to guess how this relationship works, Woozi probably sees The8 as his cute dongsaeng and helps him occasionally with his Korean, and is very patient with him recording his lines and during practices, and The8 is probably starstruck by how cool his hyung is and how hard he works and is very respectful. After all, Woozi is a real live songwriter, and I think The8 would be in awe.

Woozi+Seungkwan - Another pairing who are adorably at odds with each other. As the vocal team maknae, Seungkwan probably has to deal with a lot of scolding from Woozi, but I think the two are secretly close. Plus, he probably deserves the amount of scolding he gets, since Seungkwan keeps waking Woozi up by singing loudly and obnoxiously. It’s paid back by Woozi laughing at Seunkwan whenever he fails miserably at something, like trying to read English. It’s unlikely Woozi would ever outright try to take Seungkwan, but that doesn’t mean he won’t laugh his head off when he gets it from someone else. And at the end of the day, I believe Woozi has a really soft spot for Seungkwan, especially when he’s having a hard time missing his mom or having a hard time emotionally. I… kind of spazzed about it here, which I don’t think many people ended up seeing (thank goodness because I went a bit super fangirl…)

Woozi+Vernon - For the most part, I think this friendship is built on mutual respect. Even though they aren’t constantly talking together, I think Woozi has a lot of respect and admiration for Vernon’s talent and Vernon has the same for Woozi’s skills and ability. Woozi doesn’t go out of his way to be a good hyung to him and take care of him, but Vernon pays close attention to him when he gives instructions anyway. I think they both take each other as artists and take each other very seriously, and there probably aren’t many misunderstandings between them.

Woozi+Dino - As a maknae, Dino’s personality is very special and adorable because he absolutely adores his group and his hyungs. He never complains about being put on maknae duties, and he’s always quick to try and clear up misunderstandings when he thinks he might come off as too intense or upset at his hyungs. That said, he’s still very much a maknae on top, and I think he shocks Woozi so often with not being afraid to say his opinion loudly and clearly. Dino clearly values Woozi’s opinion, but he’s not afraid to go against it if he doesn’t find it fair or reasonable, which is something a lot of the other members don’t do. In short, I think Dino surprises Woozi, but it’s still a really healthy relationship because Dino still really values Woozi and all the work he does.

Woozi+S. Coups - Bless you Jicheol trash if this is all you came here for, for either reading all of that or having to scroll through it all on your dash. We are now free to discuss why Jicheol is The Ship Dynamic We Need and in general just life. But first whenever I have to talk about Jicheol I have to start off by linking to this post which was kind of my original jicheol analysis and explains a bit about their dynamic as well. Moving on now. Since debut, Jicheol has actually grown a lot from the point in where that last link was made. Before debut, they were close and friends, and then debut happened and it was just… Awkward between them for a little while because of the reasons in the link (tl;dr new responsibilities to adjust to) and it kind of stayed that way into Mansae era. But I think now, after Mansae era, after the Q&A subunit, you can really see that Jicheol is starting to get comfortable and close again, and that’s really good. Jicheol’s dynamic is one that could’ve been broken by the bit of awkwardness, because S. Coups can find it very hard to emotionally connect and relate to his members and Woozi isn’t an initiator, and won’t go into a relationship unless he’s pulled in for the most part. If both of them hadn’t worked equally hard to keep going in their friendship during the awkwardness, if S. Coups hadn’t talked to Woozi about it or if Woozi just stopped talking to Coups because he didn’t seem to make as much of an effort, their friendship might’ve been broken entirely. But now that they seem past that, and growing again as friends, it benefits them both and it’s a relief to see. Woozi needs S. Coups, both to give him advice and direction as a leader but also as a friend who can understand and be there when he needs someone, someone to take care of him and to laugh with him and to just understand. Woozi doesn’t let many people take care of him, but I think that’s what makes Woozi and S. Coups special is that Coups finds a lot of ways to help him without hurting his pride, coming alongside him as a friend when he needs one most.