i don't know why i'm telling you since no one cares but whatever

when your town's urban legends kinda suck
  • Rebellious Teen: My dad used to tell me this legend about a guy from around these parts who wore a pig-mask and was always carrying a baseball bat. He said that if you saw him, he would give you two riddles. If you got one right, he'd whack you with his bat and chase you off. If you got both right, he'd give you anything you desire. And if you get both wrong, well, you'd become a part of his mask.
  • Lethargic Teen: Wow, so was he like magical?
  • Rebellious Teen: I don't know.
  • Lethargic Teen: I mean, he could give you anything you desire so he has to be kinda magical.
  • Rebellious Teen: That's pretty much implied.
  • Lethargic Teen: Then why'd you say you don't know?
  • Rebellious Teen: I don't know.
  • Lethargic Teen: Also, does making you a part of his mask mean that he like shrinks you down so you're a very tiny person and he tapes you to the mask? Or is it more grisly in that he kills you and takes a patch of your skin to be a part of his mask?
  • Rebellious Teen: I don't know. We didn't come out here to talk about the logistics of this dude. We're here to see if he's real.
  • Lethargic Teen: *yawns* But, he's probably not real.
  • Rebellious Teen: Ugh! I know he's probably not real, but it's creepy and fun to think he is. Have you ever heard of fun?
  • Lethargic Teen: If I wanted to have creepy fun, I'd be at home playing Resident Evil which I much prefer to standing out here in these smelly woods.
  • Rebellious Teen: Can you chill for like two seconds and maybe enjoy your time out instead of being so damn pedantic?
  • Lethargic Teen: I don't even know what pedantic means. I'm legitimately too dumb to know.
  • *sound of footsteps on grass*
  • Rebellious Teen: Shit! Hide! *pushes lethargic teen beneath the bushes and peaks out to see who's coming*
  • Lethargic Teen: It sucks down here.
  • Rebellious Teen: *whispering* Shut the fuck up.
  • Lethargic Teen: You have a fat ass. Have we known each other for long enough that I can casually call your ass fat in a non-sexual way. Because you have a really fat ass and I'm only just noticing now.
  • Rebellious Teen: If you don't shut the fuck up right now, I'm going to literally choke you to death. But thanks. My ass is fat.
  • Pig-Mask: *walks by dragging a baseball bat attached to a leash behind him*
  • Rebellious Teen: Oh, fuck. He's real.
  • Lethargic Teen: It's probably just some guy dressed like him.
  • Rebellious Teen: I'm going to confront him!
  • Lethargic Teen: You're gonna get killed maybe. I don't know.
  • Rebellious Teen: *hops out of the bushes* Hey, pig-mask!
  • Pig-Mask: *slightly glances behind him* ...Oh, bother.
  • Rebellious Teen: I know all about you. So... uhh...
  • Pig-Mask: Can we just get this over with. I want to go home.
  • Rebellious Teen: Uhm.
  • Lethargic Teen: *crawls out of the bushes*
  • Rebellious Teen: What do I do?
  • Lethargic Teen: Iunno. You're the one who knows the legend.
  • Rebellious Teen: Yeah, but the legend doesn't really say how you're supposed to go about confronting the guy.
  • Pig-Mask: Oh yeah, I'm supposed to ask you guys two questions.
  • Lethargic Teen: Two questions each?
  • Pig-Mask: I'm really tired so you guys can share two. One for each of you.
  • Rebellious Teen: I'm fucking fired-up! Shoot those damn riddles at me! I don't care! I'm not afraid of you!
  • Pig-Mask: Please don't yetll. Here is my first riddle: Who is the uhh... what is... uhm... what day is it?
  • Lethargic Teen: Wednesday.
  • Pig-Mask: Hmm... is that right? *looks down at baseball bat* Is today Wednesday?
  • Baseball Bat: *wan* *wan*!
  • Pig-Mask: Yeah, today's Wednesday. Congratulations you got it right.
  • Lethargic Teen: That wasn't a riddle.
  • Rebellious Teen: Seriously, that was just a super easy question.
  • Pig-Mask: Oh, bother... I guess your second test will have to be a riddle. Oh, bother. Let me get out my riddle book. *digs in his pants* Bother, bother, bother, bother... here we go.
  • Pig-Mask: *opens his tiny book* Okay, so... this one's not good. This one is kind of racist. I don't think this one is in English. Whatever. *tosses book* Here is your second riddle. What day is it?
  • Rebellious Teen: You asked that already!
  • Pig-Mask: Yeah, I did. Sorry... I guess. *sighs*
  • Lethargic Teen: *yawn* This guys sucks.
  • Rebellious Teen: Yeah, dude! You really fucking suck!
  • Pig-Mask: Sorry, my dad was a lot cooler. I have depression and anxiety and stuff. I haven't really been in any sort of mood recently, y'know. Feels like nothing even matters anymore.
  • Rebellious Teen: It really was a waste of time coming out here. Come on. Let's go home.
  • Lethargic Teen: Finally, can you carry me there?
  • Rebellious Teen: Sure, hop in my arms.
  • Lethargic Teen: *hops on up and smooches rebellious teen right on the cheeks* I'm going to pass out in your arms now. *goes limp*
  • Rebellious Teen: Goddamn, you're heavy. Why did I agree to do this? *waddles away*
  • Pig-Mask: Ah, their relationship is so wholesome. I wonder what it feels like to carry another human?
  • Baseball Bat: *wan* *wan*!
  • Pig-Mask: No, like a living human. Also, since when can you bark like a dog and stuff.
  • Baseball Bat: *gone*
  • Pig-Mask: Oh, you weren't real. *cocks head to the side* I wonder where I got this leash from? Just another of the mysteries of the world, I guess.
Sith Culture

In my feeble attempt to bring a bit more into worldbuilding and storytelling, I shall tackle a bunch of little things within Sith Pureblood culture.

I had to add the “read more” cause it’s looooonng……

Disclaimer: Please note there will be things on here that I don’t agree or condone when applied to ~REAL LIFE~.
(it should be obvious, but this is tumblr so i gotta say this)

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anonymous asked:

RFA + minor trio please~ I don't admit this very often, but I'm a pretty casual cusser, so their reactions the first time they hear MC curse? Thank you~!

omg i love that you’re using “the minor trio” it just struck me at like 2 am and i thought it was adorable way to refer to the “desperately needs a route” club

okay okay I love this request here we go this got a bit goofier than i intended but w/e


Zen

  • what
  • but
  • princesses don’t swear!!!!
  • (well THIS PRINCESS DOES BUDDY [or prince or royal or whatever term of endearment u prefer])
  • You will wear your crown of profanity and rule over your trash kingdom in peace okay
  • Honestly Zen thinks it’s pretty sexy
  • Like every part of you is cute!!!
  • But when you swear it’s like
  • He’s imagining you as a biker chick or something. SO TOUGH. SO COOL.
  • Sometimes he tickles you and you swear at him and he’s just so delighted
  • he can never take it seriously though
  • unless you’re really mad at him
  • then he takes it really seriously.
  • He swears with you sometimes when you’re watching exciting things on TV. (like sports. and emotional dramas. and high-tension cooking shows.)

Yoosung

  • this precious little chick could never swear when his mom was around
  • never
  • n e v e r
  • it is now this super guilty forbidden pleasure so when he hears you just casually go “Ugh, fuck this shit” he’s like
  • ????
  • ?????!?
  • ?????!?!?!?!????!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!
  • why aren’t you whispering omg someone could hear you!!!!
  • You just look at him and you’re like
  • What?
  • dude we’re alone in the apartment
  • Okay so you have to teach this boy how to swear
  • he’s a denizen of the internet how has he not learned this shit by now
  • He says ‘crumbs’ instead of ‘crap’ and ‘darn’ instead of ‘damn’
  • Like holy heckeronni Yoosung UR SO CUTE
  • (one time he gets really drunk and says you have a “damn fine ass” and you’re LIKE OH MY GOD YOOSUNG WHERE DID THAT COME FROM)
  • (he’s quoting something he saw on TV lmao)

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What went down in The Puppeteer
  • INTRO SEQUENCE
  • Manon: hey Marinette come play with these dolls
  • Marinette: why is there a small child in my room
  • Marinette: what did I do to deserve this
  • Manon: I'm here to play with dolls and also get akumatized and wreck literally everything in the most epic way
  • Marinette: well at least you're up front about it
  • Marinette: so can you get on that
  • Manon: nah, first I'm gonna spend ten minutes playing with dolls
  • Marinette: can I fast-forward to the epic fight scenes
  • Manon: nope
  • Marinette: and get the f**k away from my stuff
  • Manon: no, come play with the dolls!
  • Marinette: ok so this little guy is mr Rogercop and he says to get the f**k away from my g*****n stuff you little s**t
  • Manon: I need an adult...
  • Marinette: c'mon, that was a pretty good Roger impression
  • Manon: I'm literally five
  • Marinette: right
  • Nadja: ok Manon it's time to go
  • Manon: no I wanna steal Marinette's dolls
  • Nadja: no, stealing is wrong Manon
  • Manon: but Marinette steals phones all the time! is that wrong?
  • Marinette: huh um well idk what she's talking about
  • Nadja: hey where did my phone go?
  • Marinette: BYE BYE MANON AND NADJA
  • Marinette: that was a close one
  • Marinette: now imma go ride a train with Alya
  • Manon: plot twist, I stole the Lady Wifi doll!
  • Nadja: this was to be expected
  • Nadja: and as such, the doll will be removed from your possession
  • Manon: dangit
  • Hawkmoth: hey Manon do you wanna get your doll back
  • Manon: isn't that stealing?
  • Hawkmoth: it's not stealing if you don't get caught
  • Manon: I don't think that's how stealing works
  • Hawkmoth: come on, just become the f**king Puppeteer already
  • Manon: I need an adult...
  • Hawkmoth: I am an adult
  • Manon: really? ok then, let's do this!
  • Marinette: why is Adrien on this train
  • Alya: I really have no idea
  • Alya: but maybe you should stop staring at him
  • Puppeteer: Lady Wifi, come to life!
  • Alya: *transforms*
  • Marinette: oh freakin no
  • Lady Wifi: *shoots internet at Marinette*
  • Adrien: welp better hide and transform
  • Plagg: where can we hide
  • Adrien: how about in the place where the engineer drives the train
  • Plagg: oh f**k yes
  • Plagg: *begins to drive the train at a worryingly high speed*
  • Adrien: Plagg, claws out!
  • Plagg: friiiiiiiick
  • Chat Noir: *stops train, Spider-Man style*
  • Chat Noir: aaaaaaaand, Lady Wifi got away
  • Chat Noir: I am good at this
  • Lady Wifi: *ascends to the highest point of the building*
  • Lady Wifi: *begins broadcast*
  • Lady Wifi: hey Paris! I'm Lady Wifi, coming at you live with NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP, NEVER GONNA LET YOU DOWN
  • Bystanders: oh holy s**t it's a rickroll, run away!
  • Hawkmoth: maybe get back on track, Puppeteer?
  • Puppeteer: yeah that's what I've been trying to tell her
  • Ladybug: fite me Lady Wifi
  • Lady Wifi: lemme steal these dolls first
  • Ladybug: stealing is wrong, Lady Wifi
  • Lady Wifi: says the person who just stole my phone
  • Ladybug: admit it, I'm good at this
  • Ladybug: bye bye little butterfly that isn't there which is defs a bad thing that means Lady Wifi is gonna wreck me now
  • Lady Wifi: *takes dolls and ollies outy*
  • Ladybug: that was unexpected
  • Chat Noir: *miscellaneous bad flirting*
  • Ladybug: yeah you were very helpful back there
  • Chat Noir: ikr
  • Ladybug: now let's follow Lady Wifi
  • Lady Wifi: *rejoins Puppeteer and hands over the dolls*
  • Puppeteer: now I'm gonna win!
  • Ladybug: STOP RIGHT THERE
  • Chat Noir: *air guitar*
  • Chat Noir: I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW
  • Ladybug: no that wasn't meant as a song cue, Chat Noir
  • Chat Noir: oh
  • Puppeteer: you're too late, Ladybug
  • Puppeteer: even now, I have reinforcements on the way
  • Ladybug: then I guess we'll have to stop you before they get here
  • Evillustrator: HEY GUYS
  • Evillustrator: hey Roger, did you see that? I got a dramatic moment! I finally didn't screw it up!!!
  • Rogercop: yeah of course I f**kin saw
  • Rogercop: it was decidedly mediocre
  • Ladybug: oh noes there are a bunch of them
  • Puppeteer: and also Chat Noir
  • Puppeteer: your luck's run out, Ladybug
  • Ladybug: I think you'll find I always have one last trick up my sleeve
  • Ladybug: lucky charm!
  • Puppeteer: wow so unexpected, we defs never saw that coming
  • Puppeteer: Chat Noir, do you wanna take that?
  • Chat Noir: cataclysm!
  • Chat Noir: *leaps at lucky charm*
  • Ladybug: *punches Chat Noir in the face*
  • Chat Noir: wow rood
  • Ladybug: don't f**k with my lucky charms
  • Ladybug: and it's a...power strip, thats useful
  • Puppeteer: maybe you could use it as a second yoyo?
  • Ladybug: that's not how a power strip works
  • Ladybug: whatever
  • Ladybug: I'll just fight you all on my own
  • Ladybug: and it's five against one, but I'll take you all down
  • Ladybug: because I'm the f**kin Miraculous Ladybug
  • Ladybug: and I am JUST
  • Ladybug: THAT
  • Ladybug: BADASS
  • Ladybug: *pulls Lady Wifi's phone out of her pocket and freezes Puppeteer*
  • Ladybug: *whistles her own theme song*
  • Ladybug: *breaks wand*
  • Ladybug: bye bye, little butterfly
  • Chat Noir: you know, your suit doesn't have pockets to hide a phone in
  • Ladybug: I really don't care
  • ROLL CREDITS

anonymous asked:

Not hating but personally i strongly dislike ushioi only bc oikawa and iwachan hate him like why would i want to ship my fave character with his rival lol

Well, strongly disliking something might not equal hating, but sending me this out of the blue.. kinda does. I mean, why did you do that? Okay, UshiOi is not your cup of tea, that’s cool, but it’s mine, you know? Why’d you go out of your way to tell me that? You knew that it would only upset me. 

I might be getting you wrong, but since you put this as a rhetorical question it definitely doesn’t feel like you’re asking me about my opinion on UshiOi in order to understand what’s appealing about it to me. If I’m wrong, correct me, but to me this is not what a friendly ask from a curious anon who’s interested in what I have to say looks like.

Moreover, I’m sorry, but you definitely shouldn’t be allowed to use strong words like “hate” because you clearly can’t handle them. There might be a million parallel universes, but in none of them Oikawa and Iwaizumi actually hate Ushijima. This is a shounen manga; it’s sports and school and comedy and deals with relationships between high school students who are passionate about volleyball. There are friendships and rivalries, jealousy, happiness, euphoria, disappointment, and whatever else, but there isn’t anything that could truly be called hate

A rivalry doesn’t equal hate, and actually having rivals can be a very healthy thing and is also pretty essential for the players’ development in competitive sports. There’s a lot more I could say about this, but I’m sorry, I don’t feel lke you’d care, and this is something that feels so obvious to me, I don’t feel like writing a long text about this.

Also, you do know that the rivals-to-lovers trope is actually a very, very popular one? People ship their favourite characters with their rivals all the time and for a lot of reasons. If you don’t, once again, that’s cool, but please don’t bother anyone who does with your negativity. 

anonymous asked:

I need some clarification because I'm confused. I don't get how people are blaming Fitz directly for actions in the Framework. They made it abundantly clear that it isn't him, its a program an algorithm that Aida created and plays with constantly to best suit HER desires. Fitz, our Fitz, isn't cognizant of any of this, the only people who are, are Daisy Jemma and Radcliffe. He doesn't really have a choice until what is now his unconscious mind starts to break free of the program, 1/2

like Coulson and now May, because Aida can just rewrite it again. Or am I just completely misreading (deaf watch with captions) everything they’ve said in the show? Any help you can give is appreciated. Is this just a case of people think in B&W instead of greyscale?

Hi Anon!

I don’t think you are misreading it at all and agree. The first thing is every time we have a story like this there are people who aren’t fans of the character its happening too that will jump on it.  We had it last season with Daisy when she was Hived.  And with Daisy we SAW it happen.  We watched as the parasites went into her.   She did not have a choice in her actions.

The other thing is we have had them contradict themselves.  At first it seemed like a glaring plot hole but then I took a step back.  Laid out the facts.  And had a lovely all caps conversation with CTT and put the pieces together.  Because you hit the nail on the head.  This is now AIDA’s world.  Everything and everyone in it is working towards her goals.  And that is whatever the Darkhold is showing her what to do.  And for that she needs Fitz.   

And here is the thing, because of the story they are telling here Fitz would be working on it one way or another.  They chose to go with the total brainwashing/reprogrammed/manipulated route.   The other way they could have done it and I for one would have been upset had the did it?   AIDA kidnapping Jemma as well and using her life as leverage to get him to do it.

AIDA said it was all on algorithms and she is a computer that can process those faster.  So AIDA knew exactly what variables she had to adjust to get the outcome she needed.  Essentially its  you have a math problem and the answer needs to be 48…you plug in the numbers you have too, how you have too to get that answer.  Now there are lots of ways to go about it but you choose the way you prefer/works best for you.  Because she had other variables in play as well, ie the hostages fixes.  She had to have those in account when she adjusted other things.  Again this was ALL TO GET THE OUTCOME SHE NEEDED.  

Once AIDA had the equation right she applied it and dropped the hostages into the mix and filled in the false memories.  And what we need to look at is HOW FAST they are all shaking it.  Though they have new memories to contend with the hostages haven’t been in there all that long and they are shaking it.  Coulson was quickest due to the Tahiti thing.   May got the jolt with the kids, Coulson, and Mace’s heroic sacrifice…remember that whole thing wouldn’t have happened how it did if a new variables AKA Daisy and Jemma hadn’t crashed the party.  They changed the equation when they jumped it.  That is why AIDA is panicking because it threatens to change the answer on her….and while she can reset the hostages she can’t reset Daisy and Jemma, they will just keep messing with her equation.

Now taking that into account we need to look at Fitz.  Who we are seeing fight back.  We saw him a lot last week, we saw the remorse, DESPITE everything AIDA did to him to MAKE him what she needed the real Fitz was already starting to break through.  He was questioning the new programming!  Again, I know it feels like we and they have been in the Framework for ages but in reality its not that long.

This scene here is quite possibly one of the most important scenes of the entire season.  Jemma said that despite all he’s been through he still became the open, loyal, caring man we know and love today.  AIDA programmed Framework Fitz and then put our Fitz into him…and OUR Fitz is fighting the programming already.  DESPITE all the horrible things she programmed for that Fitz to do/done the second she put the real deal in there…he started to fight back.  Because they are all more than their programming.  

The Avatars that AIDA dropped them all into are much like their LMD’s were.  Programmed for a purpose.  “You have Fitz’s mind, why are you doing this?” Jemma asked.  And that was the thing, it had Fitz’s mind…not his soul and not his heart.   So he couldn’t fight the programming because he was a machine.  Robo May was different, one of her programming things was to BE May, AIDA said there wasn’t time for that when she abducted the team. So since Robo May was programmed to be May…the May in her broke through to save her girls.   That is why the team will be able to overcome the Avatars programming because she put them in there.  Its not just their minds this time, its not mimicking, its them.   They are who they are.  They are heroes.  Good people.  That will fight the good fight.  So like Robo May had to overcome her programming so does the team.  And that takes time.  

AIDA created the characters we are seeing through manipulating the Framework and their own memories.   She made things happen because she needed them too.   IE I need Fitz to turn left at this intersection so I’m going to close the road so he can’t turn right.  

So we have a lot in play here.  Manipulation at its highest levels.  Fitz has been dropped into an Avatar that has been manipulated and brainwashed into the position he is in now.  And DESPITE getting that our Fitz has started to peek through already.  Going back to the Star Trek Descent Reference (seriously guys its on Netflix go watch it) his ethics chip was rebooted when he saw Jemma.  

Everyone has to beat the manipulation.  We have seen them all slip.  Coulson who knows better than any of the hostages what is going on was still pulled back into it at the Prison.  He still went into that building despite what he knows.  It pulled him back in.  Just like AIlistair and Ophelia pull Fitz back in when ours breaks free a bit.  

Finally, AIDA is using a lot of what she learned watching Radcliffe.  Lying.  Its okay to Manipulate someone and their feelings to get what you want.  The carrot/stick approach.  IE Hope is a reward for Mack and she is far more effective in keeping him in place that detaining and torturing him would be.  It doesn’t make him any less a prisoner.  Mack was ‘programmed’ to keep his head down and stayed out of trouble…yet he’s with the resistance now.  Because that is what OUR Mack would do.  AIDA isolated most of the team from each other, surrounded them with avatars that would keep them in place.  

Sorry that kind of got away from me.  So no, in no way is Fitz or any of the other hostages responsible for the actions of their Avatars.  Unless we have confirmation that they are 100% self aware and themselves when they do it. He is doing what he has been because that is what he was programmed to do.  Its not them.  They have programmed by AIDA and the new experiences she gave him.  And he is already breaking it.  That is a huge victory in its own right.  They will all have set backs but they will get there.  Because its who they are.   

Prince Charming Is A Lie (Or Possibly Hellspawn)

Look, it’s 1am which is way later that I’m usually awake (because 25 is the new 80) and I wrote a thing because feelings occurred. So have 2.5k of feelings occurring. 

Blame the sleeplessness if it’s terrible.

“I think it was a mistake to kiss me, that first time.”

 Derek doesn’t look at him, continues to play with his fingers and Stiles feels like there’s a lead weight in the pit of his stomach.

 "How so?“ His voice is barely a croak. They’ve been together for a year, now, and if Derek thought their first kiss was a mistake, then maybe he’s just felt obligated to continue the relationship. Maybe the nebulous ideas Stiles has for a future have all been for nothing.

 Derek frowns and Stiles knows not to interrupt when he’s thinking – when he furrows his brow that particular way, he’s trying to figure out the best way to articulate something. Derek can hold his own in an argument, and is never at a particular loss for words, but sometimes he pauses to make sure the words he’s picking are the most effective.

 It’s what, Stiles thought, makes him so good for Stiles, who doesn’t think about what’s coming out of his mouth until twenty seconds after it’s already said. Derek’s arguments are carefully constructed and solid, while Stiles’ sow chaos and account for the inevitability of any plan going to hell in a handbasket, and they work together.

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anonymous asked:

hi miya! i'm curious about something. there's something i noticed about the way you about v and jimin. that their relationship wasn't as easy as a lot of people make it to be? most fans would refer to them as 'soulmates' or 'friendship goals' but you also said they could've easily hated each other. the fanservice these days too! is it a glimpse of real life? lol i'm not hatin (lay the shippers off me pls) i love them to bits but i'm a little skeptical because of how you read their r/s? thoughts?

Hi, anon! I’ll try to be brief, I swear.

But well! They mentioned it themselves how at first, during predebut, they fought a lot. They didn’t exactly get along at first, but never said why it was like that. So comparing their charts and taking what I’ve seen of them I’d say it could’ve been because they were very different in the beginning. I mean, they still are, but back then… Can you imagine how Jimin must have felt only having BigHit as an option (he said he tried more than one company but only got chosen by BH) while Taehyung wasn’t even supposed to be there that day, just went to cheer for his friend and got accepted? lmao Jimin is a very prideful guy, so it could be that only by seeing that happen already made him kinda have a different opinion of Taehyung than the one he has nowadays.

Another thing is that Jimin is a perfeccionist with his Arts, takes hours praticing, is known to practice even during his free time. The guy is very harsh and demanding with himself. Taehyung, however… I’m not saying he’s not great at his job, he definitely is - but I’m not sure to what extent he truly is dedicated to it like Jimin is. Now, please don’t get me wrong, Taehyung is amazing and definitely has awesome skills - but I’ve mentioned many times how I’ve always thought that he’s secretly a rebel that hates what the entertainment world involves. So that could mean that while he shows up to practices and does his things the way he should, he’s not as dedicated as Jimin is - at least, not in a submissive manner. Jimin is more likely to be obedient while Taehyung isn’t like that all… Not from what I can tell of his chart, anyway. Moon in Aries, Venus in Aquarius, basically everything else in Capricorn… Guy is stubborn af. And probably outright says what he’s feeling and how against he is about whatever it is that he’s being against of. Will do it, but will make faces while doing it. lol Jimin, in the other hand, has the hardest time communicating - not only is his Mercury retrograde but it’s also in Libra, a sign that yearns for recognition and praise, mostly wanting to be nice and diplomatic instead of fighting for what it wants. So this definitely made them clash. And don’t even get me started on the amount of feelings that Jimin has, guy is intense af while Taehyung can be quite cold (at least, from what I can see without his birth time). Totally opposites regarding that, Jimin is constantly worried about others while Taehyung does love the people he loves but has a harder time identifying how to take care of them, etc. These characteristics were definitely stronger when they were younger.

Having all these differences could’ve easily made them hate each other, being opposites in the way they are. However, they instead somehow realized that they had a lot to learn from each other - one helps the other managing the amount of feelings the other has, one helps the other being more aware of something, etc. It probably happened when one relied on the other at a time of pain or stuff like that, and suddenly they realized they actually needed each other. I can’t really tell exactly how it works in their daily routine without the birth times, but I know this need of teaching the other what one is good at is a constant thing in their lives. 

To be honest, to me… They’re the ones that least do fanservice, mostly because they’re so close in real life that it just shows naturally. And normally they don’t force a romantic kind of way fanservice too, they’re mostly bickering here and there - which I bet is something that they just do on a daily basis. lol All members always mention them as the 95 brats and stuff like that, they wouldn’t do it as frequently as they do it if it weren’t true. Although they do some fanservice now and then because at the end of the day it is their job… I honestly feel like most of their interactions are genuine, their charts go quite well together and makes it seem to me that they have a really strong bond that involves a lot of growth for both. I bet they still fight a lot to this day. lmao But mostly silly fights, one loves bothering the other, etc. And they easily make up on the same day. Could also involve some more serious fights since both can be quite stubborn and quick to react, but still - they end up forgiving each other ‘cause their love is bigger than their prides. Anyway, that’s what I think of it without the birth times… Could be totally wrong, though.

Originally posted by jxnhyungs

(this scene right here shows a lot to me of how close they actually are - they’re so close that this type of fanservice can get kinda of awkward since it’s based in something fake but what they have is actually real?? not sure how to explain this lol)

FFXV Pokémon Teams - Prompto

Noctis’ PokéTeam

Ignis’ PokéTeam

Gladio’s PokéTeam

After a million years, it’s the next FFXV Pokémon Team that nobody asked for~

I would’ve deleted the first one and just never speak of anything I ever did ever again because fuck me, but I already made one for each of the bros sooooo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

also Prompto would definitely be the type to nickname all his Pokémon fight me irl 1v1 me


Heliolisk: Heliolisk was a fellow refugee from Niflheim’s capital Gralea, where the experiments regarding technology, humans, and Pokémon were at their worst. He evolved during the escape to better help in the escape effort and has been something of a guard to Prompto ever since. Even when Prompto’s parent’s weren’t home, Heliolisk would always be there, guarding the fort. Sometimes he’d join Prompto on outings to keep an eye out for him. Shaking him out of his soldier-esqe defensive stance does not seem likely.

Bidoof: Sweet little Bidoof was tragically abandoned by his previous trainer, set out in a cardboard box for days and weeks adopted by nobody. Prompto’s heart broke at the sight and he adopted him without a second thought. This Bidoof is the sweetest boy next to his new trainer, trying his gosh darn best to be of use in and out of battle. Often times though, he is much better at emotional support, being a soft little cuddler whenever Prompto is down. Noct would make fun of him for adopting every Pokémon he sees and often tells him he should just open a daycare.

Manectric: Manectric was a recent addition, joining over the course of the journey. He was something of a famous town stray in Longwythe, not really taking to a trainer, but still interacting with the locals often. During the boy’s visit, Prompto gives him some food and chats him up for a bit, petting him all the while. When they’re about to leave, Manectric just starts…following them. After some discussion and stubbornness from this dog, they allow Prompto to keep him. He loves Ignis’ cooking and is always sporting one of Prompto’s bandannas as a collar.

Scraggy: Scraggy would often watch a young, chubby bunny Prompto going out on his daily run. He often ran through her “territory” so she would “chase him out” whenever he came through, scaring the poor boy. Often times there was a lot of tripping from both of them and eventually she started joining him on his runs. She eventually followed him home during a run and he offered her to stay with him and Heliolisk. She always joins Prompto on his morning jogs and is always up for a fight. All in all, this Scraggy doesn’t want people messing with her crew.

Oricorio: Wow so have you ever met the peppiest bird in all of Eos? No? Well look no further because this ball of happy is the top at her job, which she sees as spreading cheer~~~ This Oricorio came into Prompto’s life in the Crown City during Prom’s later teen years. It seems the two just met one day, locked eyes, and the rest was supposedly destiny. Prompto describes it as “love at first sight” and the Oricorio seems to agree. This peppy duo is set on turning everyone’s gloomy days to sunshine, although Oricorio doesn’t quite get the concept of “boundaries”. Noct’s Greninja currently catches the brunt of this, often the subject of her trying to infect him with pep.

Milotic: During a fishing trip with Noct in high school, Noct caught a Carvanha while Prom caught…a tiny little Feebas. Noct made fun of him at first, but Prompto loved his less popular fish anyway, praising her constantly to boost her constantly low spirits. Over a long period of time, the little fish became more and more confident in herself, her trainer staying with her every step of the way. She still felt she could be more though, and during another fishing trip she found a Prism scale, evolving her instantly. With her newfound size and power, which left Prompto so shocked and proud, she feels she can take on the world. She mothers Prompto constantly, giving him head nudges often.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm sorry to bother you, but I saw you reblogged a post about the general election and I was wondering why you thought May funding more grammar schools was a bad thing? I've heard a lot from both sides of the argument, but i don't have much experience with the state sector (I've spent my life at private schools) and I just wanted to ask your opinion. Thanks!

Hi anon! You’re no bother at all, don’t be afraid to ask questions.

I mean really it’s quite a complex topic, cos you gotta look at every aspect of British secondary education and class divides, but here goes…

So I didn’t go to public school for most of my life either. I was educated until I was 16 and finished my GCSEs at a small, independent faith school. The fees weren’t expensive, they were based on income, and I didn’t get a fantastic education, nor was anything about that school to be described as “posh” or “rich”. But it was a private school nonetheless.

There were lots of things that were terrible about this school, but on the whole I’m incredibly grateful for my education. I was educated in a very relaxed environment, in classes no larger than 15 at most (usually around 5-10 students), by teachers who knew me personally and honestly, actually cared about my well being.

I know for a fact I would not be able to say the same thing had gone to a comp school. Not least because, no matter how lucky I got with regards to having caring teachers, or stellar teaching, the law simply wouldn’t allow for most of the things I loved about my education. State school class sizes regularly push 30, sometimes even 35. Because of large numbers, state school classes are split up into sets, with the brightest, highest achieving kids in set 1, and the lowest achieving in set 3 (some schools have set 4 I think? depending on how many kids they have, but I’m not 100% sure. It doesn’t really matter either way…). It can get pretty demoralizing for kids who don’t respond well to the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach the system provides.

A brief history of grammar schools goes something like this:

They’ve existed since the 1600s, but they really became what they are today during the 1940s when education beyond the age of 14 became free. There were two types of schools for secondary education (age 11-16/High School) which consisted of grammar schools and secondary modern schools.

Grammar schools focused on academic subjects, with the intention that pupils would go on to University, whereas secondary modern schools focused on getting children prepared for the workforce in trade. Here, the 11+ was introduced. The 11+ is an exam sat by pupils when they’re 11 years old, which determines if they’re intelligent enough to be educated at a grammar school.

In the 60s, the Labour Party was adamant that this system just furthered class divisions, so began phasing out grammar schools, and introducing Comprehensive Schools, which educate everyone at secondary school age. Aaand voila! That’s pretty much the education system we have for secondary school now. Everybody has a local comp. …but they’re usually pretty undesirable places.

So… grammar schools, class, and the 11+

As well as being privately educated, I also happen to have grown up one street away from one of only a handful remaining grammar schools in the UK, where my brother went to sixth-form (16-18yrs education, which at the time wasn’t compulsory), so I was blissfully unaware until a few years ago that they’re almost extinct in the UK.

And I mean I joked about it a lot as a teen, but the class difference has always been painstakingly obvious. Between the hours of 8-9am and 3-4pm our street would always fill up with really nice, expensive cars, because parents would park in our street to go pick up their kids from school. You could always tell which cars belonged to residents, and which belonged to parents, because nobody who lives on our street could afford a BMW. More to the point, nobody who could afford a BMW would live on our street!

And you only have to look next-door to see how class plays a part in making it into a grammar school. Right next to the grammar school is a prep school. A primary school literally designed to prepare children for entry into the grammar school. Who do you think gets accepted into that primary school? I can tell you it ain’t working class kids!

So the children who end up going to grammar schools are by no means more intelligent than those who go to comp. They’re just privileged enough to have had a very good (often private) education that helps them to pass the 11+. What usually happens is that parents pay private tutors to come prepare their kid for the exam from an early age, so that they’re far more likely to pass than a kid who’s come from comp education without tutoring, despite not necessarily being any more intelligent.

So in conclusion…?

Essentially, grammar schools are a remnant of an old education system that in theory separated the higher and lower achieving students, but in practice all it really does is allow children from more privileged background access to even more privilege through a better education.

I mean essentially what it boils down to with education, is that same thing that everything comes down to under capitalism:

Whatever the state provides - hell, whatever anyone provides - if you pay lots of money, you can get a better version.

Bought an event ticket? If you pay lots more money, you can skip all of the queues, get front row seats, and spend quality time with the celebs. Need a medical procedure? If you pay lots more money, you can skip all the waiting lists and go to private hospital to get it done immediately, by people who have the time to actually deliver quality patient care. Want an education? If you pay lots more money, you can get one-on-one quality tutoring or teaching from the most highly educated people around, and guarantee that you’ll get into University.

Rich people always get better things, and everybody else is always left with the “standard” which in the case of state-funded things are underfunded, understaffed, underqualified or sub-par. Rich people get better; not because they’re more deserving, or more intelligent, or more qualified. They’ve just been able to pay for more access to better resources that enable them to climb higher.

Political party stances

So currently there is a ban on grammar schools, meaning that no more grammar schools can be opened or set up. What Theresa May wants to do is repeal that ban, and fund 70,000 new places in 140 new schools with £320million, and she’s stipulated that those schools will be free to be selective. ie. they’ll be publicly funding the opening of new grammar schools.

Personally, I don’t care for grammar schools, for all of the reasons listed above. However, I’m not going to be campaigning for their imminent closure anytime soon. They’re a symptom of a system of elitism under capitalism that I don’t support, and honestly I’ve got bigger concerns about education, and about capitalism and elitism on my mind, to be honest.

However, I am adamantly opposed to May’s proposal, which would use public money to fund the set up of yet more grammar schools.

We know the system doesn’t work. All of the evidence points to the fact that they don’t do much for working class kids. They continue to serve an elitist system whereby people with more money get better education.

More money > better education > top university > better paying jobs > more money.

The government should be funding comprehensive schools better, so that the education which everyone has access to is a better quality education. That’s not going to happen unless teachers are paid better, the education and training of teachers is funded better, the class sizes are smaller, and the system shifts to make room for children who don’t fit this ridiculous ‘one size fits all’ approach we currently have.

Furthermore, I can’t say that I trust the education system to the Tory party’s hands at all (although admittedly there isn’t really anything I can think of to be honest that I would trust them with!). Their track record with education is honestly appalling - just look at the absolute joke that was Michael Gove as Education Secretary, and then Nicky Morgan. Neither of them have ever had any experience in education aside from being a child in school, and neither of them have ever listened to what teachers have had to say about the effects of legislation. They’re slashing funding for the arts, placing priority on STEM subjects over everything else, increasing the stress on teachers through horrendous amounts of paperwork required, increasing the class sizes, and increasing the number of tests that children take, even at primary age and foundation phase.

Schools in impoverished areas always receive less funding, thus are unable to provide a better quality education due simply to a lack of resources. And thanks to our ridiculous league table system, all of the emphasis in schools is put on churning out as many GCSEs grade C and above as is humanly possible, rather than actually providing a holistic and quality education. So schools are often forced into demoralizing cycles where they don’t produce enough A*-C GCSE results, receive less funding, have less means to provide a good education, get less A*-C redults etc. etc.

Funding more grammar schools isn’t going to change that. It’s only going to widen the gap between working class kids and middle and upper class kids, who have parents with enough money to afford better opportunities for them.

TLDR;

Grammar schools in theory help kids from low-income backgrounds get better educations, but in practice they really don’t. Public funding should focus on making state education better, through more funding and better legislation, rather than pumping money into an elitist system that only serves to continue the trend of rich kids being high achievers, and poor kids being low achievers, because they’re not given the same opportunities. The Tories also have terrible policy on education generally, but this is a new low.

somewhat damaged.

Eric got beat up. A lot. He was 5'8, with a mean grin and a mouth that got him into a lot of trouble. But Dylan, Dylan was sweet and sober, and smiled at his neighbors when he drove by. Dylan deserved diamond rings and sunshine filled picnics, not bruised knuckles and crying over coffee at 3 am.

When Dylan came to Eric’s house while his parents were out, limping, with a black eye and a cut lip, Eric wasn’t sure what to think. They didn’t talk, Dylan just sat at his worn down wooden kitchen table, while Eric pulled out the antiseptic and gauze that was used far too often. He sat down next to Dylan, gently wiping a cotton swab with the alcohol on it against his lip.

“Who was it?” Eric asked softly. “Because I’ll fucking kill them.” He got no reply, just a shrug.
“Why?” Another shrug. Eric kept at cleaning Dylan’s face, pressing an ice pack to his purple eye.
“It was those jock assholes, it was nothing. I got beat up, the norm. No big deal.” Dylan had finally become less stonelike, and spilled.

“Oh man, I’m gonna make sure those sick fucks are really damn sorry. They’ve never done it before, V. Why now?” Dylan looked at the ground, mumbling an incoherent response.
“What? I can’t fuckin hear you.” Eric was beyond frustrated by this point.

“I fucking said that they were talking shit about you. It’s fine, don’t make a big deal out of it or whatever.” Dylan talked politely, but with an agitated tone underneath it. Eric didn’t know what to think at this point, Dylan and him were best friends, so it made since, but it was a little extreme. Dylan got the shit beaten out of him because of Eric, and that put a sick feeling in the out of his stomach.

Dylan and him had grown up together, from playing with G.I. Joe’s and planning sleepovers, to playing with sawed-off shotguns and planning mass destruction. Dylan was his best friend, the sun to his moon, the shitty horror movies to his booze filled flasks, the disgusting chemical butter to his burnt popcorn. Dylan balanced him out, brought him down. But Dylan, God, he never thought Dylan would try to turn the tables.

“I’m sick of people treating you like shit, Reb. They don’t even fucking know you.”
And Eric couldn’t tell him he was wrong. They didn’t know him, at fuckin all, and it was absolute shit that everyone gave them so much to deal with. It was even worse that Dylan had to deal with it.

“Don’t…” Eric trailed off. “Don’t do that. I’m not worth the hassle. People are gonna talk shit anyways.” Dylan ran a hand through his golden hair, pinching the bridge of his nose.

“You don’t get it, do you?” Eric shook his head, because he really didn’t fucking get it.

“Eric, you are my world. You’re a god, man, a fucking legend. You’re amazing, and the fact that those meathead idiots can’t fucking see it makes me sick enough to bash their skulls in.” Dylan blurt the words all out at once, like he was spitting out something bitter.

Eric stared, Dylan and him still sitting at the table.

“You know I feel the same, right? You know-you know I care.” Eric was looking down at the table while he confessed it, suddenly pushing himself out of his chair and getting up to make a pot of coffee for them both. Dylan grabbed his wrist, pulling him back down.

“Can you just, like, stay? For a second or something, I don’t know.” Eric sat back down per Dylan’s request, his hand still holding Eric’s bony and narrow wrist for dear life. It was quiet, the hum of Eric’s refrigerator the background noise for this fucked up movie scene playing before both of their eyes.

Dylan wished this was a movie. He wished there were the conveniently placed paintings on the walls to hide the cracks, he wanted the perfectly picked t-shirts so he wouldn’t feel so fucking out of place in Eric’s tidy house. He wanted everything to be perfect- and it wasn’t.

“My parents are gonna be home soon, are you good to go up to my room?” Eric pulled his arm out of Dylan’s grip, and helped him up. They both headed down the stairs, and Eric left Dylan sitting on his desk chair.

“Coffee, yeah? We’re gonna talk.” He said, before slipping out the door. Dylan laid his head down on the table, his head was pounding and his lip stung every time his tongue shot out to lick his lips.

Eric arrived with two yellowing mugs, placed them on his desk and wiping his hands on his jeans. He grinned at Dylan, putting a cd into his player and pulling a chair up beside him.

“Doom?”
“Doom.”

They sat in the computer glow for a solid hour, Eric playing while Dylan silently watched, taking gulps of the burning brown liquid. They glanced at each other every now and then, turning a pink color when they caught each other’s gaze.

Eric got tired, and suggested they get ready to sleep. He let Dylan borrow some of his dad’s sweats and a t-shirt of his, which stretched tight across his chest and torso.

They headed to sleep, Eric facing Dylan’s back and Dylan facing the wall. After around 5 minutes of them sitting there, Eric heard Dylan start to cry. He got up and flipped on the lights, sitting at the foot of his bed.

His boy looked like a kid again, clutching the dark comforter of his bed and sobbing until his face turned red. Dylan sat up, and Eric pulled him into his chest. He didn’t stop crying, the tears soaking Eric’s shirt and Dylan’s bony head poking into the crook of his neck.

Eric stroked the back of his head, not knowing what he was really supposed to do. Dylan was letting out heartbreaking choking noises, and Eric patted his back.

The pair broke apart, Dylan wiping his nose and pressing his palms against his eyes.
“It’s fucking fine, I’m fucking fine,” and Eric shut him up with a swift kiss on the lips. It was awkward, and quick, and he turned bright red afterwards. There wasn’t really a lot of time passed before Eric leaned in for another one, this time not detaching their lips.

Eric tasted angry, like black coffee and cinnamon gum, and he bit down on Dylan’s lip. Blood filled their mouths, but they kept together, and their mouths collided viciously. There wasn’t music, and Dylan found himself having the same movie wish. He pulled Eric closer, resting a hand on his shoulder and one on his chest.

Eric pulled away.
“Dyl, you’re my world.”

easy company + flirting
  • luz: definitely either a movie quote or shitty pun that will get you laughing,, mainly to take your mind off of the war but as soon as he realises what he's said, he'll give you that smile that could cure cancer.
  • guarnere: his mama raised no fool so he will treat you with the utmost respect but obviously a little innuendo hurt nobody.
  • liebgott: he says something that's originally meant to be snarky,, probably along the lines of "i'm gonna punch you in the mouth.. softly.. with mine."
  • webster: now he would be the type to romance you, no doubt about it, but before all the initial romancing he would want to find out what makes you tick just so he can have an in depth discussion with you and listen to your every thought.
  • shifty: are you kidding me? this man could just shoot a smile your way and you would be a literal puddle.
  • toye: he loves his brass knuckles - we all know this - but this little shit would probably come up to you in the mess hall and say "my knuckles aren't the only things that are brass." and my god he will give you the biggest shit eating grin and wink at you like nobody else is in the room.
  • lipton: he's the mama hen so he's gotta look out for all his company but he'll stick his neck out for you the most and once the guys tell you what he's doing you'll go off because you're perfectly capable of taking care of yourself but he'll just blush and apologise while confessing why he was mothering you most.
  • speirs: does he even know how ?? like maybe he'll be a little nicer to you than everyone else, not that you'd notice since nobody knows what speirs is like when he's nice. would probs offer you a smoke or something shiny if he's feeling up to having his affections being exposed.
  • perconte: shares all of his tips for having pearly whites and would let you in on where to get a hot bath even if all the buildings are blown up,, one day he'll come up to you and say "i like you more than i like good hygiene."
  • nixon: he'll offer you some of his alcohol and if you don't drink then, perfect, more for him but if you do then he would be more than willing to share.
  • winters: he's not a huge flirt,, really all he will do is pull you to the side away from the others and tell you what a great job you're doing and that easy are lucky to have you on board,, he'll also have a slight smile tugging at his lips - after he compliments you - that he tries to hide,, not from you but the rest of the company.
  • babe: he would (in the nicest way) turn into a bumbling idiot whenever he's around you and he'd get teased by all the guys since he would confide in guarnere and initially that isn't the best thing he could've done since whenever he tries to talk to you, one of the other guys will say something that gets him blushing so furiously his cheeks and hair are a perfect match.
  • roe: he's essentially the backbone of the company so he needs to pay attention to detail although, like lipton, he probably pays more attention to you than he needs to,, not that you mind since he gets you everything you need / haven't asked for / didn't even know you needed yet. got a cold? he'll hit you up with meds. a little chilly? here he comes with blankets.
  • buck: shit man this guy is shameless and doesn't have the time to waste on flirting so he just outright tells you that he likes you but makes sure he has eye contact because his eyes are so pretty that no one can resist them.
  • malarkey: you always offer him company after muck and penkala die because before he would always make sure to give you an extra hand whenever you needed it, he respected that you didn't need him there all the time but the two of you would often be found together helping the other with whatever punishment sobel had to bestow on you,, muck and penkala would notice that the two of you had a connection and would always give an excuse to leave the two of you alone together to which the both of you would roll your eyes at them.
  • muck: muck ?? flirt ??? mans doesn't need to,, he has two of the best wingmen on the planet to do all the work for him,, not that he would admit his actual feelings and what most of malarkey and penkala do is tease him endlessly in front of you but that suits him just fine to see the smile and slight blush on your face at whatever they have to say.
Mean Girls Starters
  • ❝If you're from Africa, why are you white?❞
  • ❝Oh my God, [name], you can't just ask people why they're white.❞
  • ❝Boo, you whore!❞
  • ❝Nice wig, [name]. What's it made of?❞
  • ❝Your Mom's chest hair!❞
  • ❝On Wednesdays we wear pink!❞
  • ❝Calling somebody else fat won't make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn't make you any smarter. And ruining [name]'s life definitely didn't make me any happier. All you can do in life is try to solve the problem in front of you.❞
  • ❝Hey, buddy, you're not pretending anymore. You're plastic. Cold, shiny, hard plastic.❞
  • ❝You know what! It's not my fault you're like, in love with me, or something!❞
  • ❝See? That's the thing with you plastics. You think everybody is in love with you when actually, everybody HATES you! Like, [name], for example, he broke up with Regina and guess what? He still doesn't want you! So why are you still messing with [name], [name]? I'll tell you why, because you are a mean girl! You're a bitch! Here. You can have this. It won a prize.❞
  • ❝And I want my pink shirt back! I want my pink shirt back!❞
  • ❝That is so fetch!❞
  • ❝Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen! It's not going to happen!❞
  • ❝God! I am so sorry [name]. Really, I don't know why I did this. I guess it's probably because I've got a big lesbian crush on you! Suck on that! AY-YI-YI-YI-YI-YI!❞
  • ❝[Name], I'm sorry I laughed at you that time you got diarrhea at Barnes & Nobles. And I'm sorry for telling everyone about it. And I'm sorry for repeating it now.❞
  • ❝And none for [name], bye!❞
  • ❝Get in loser, we're going shopping.❞
  • ❝Don't have sex, because you will get pregnant and die! Don't have sex in the missionary position, don't have sex standing up, just don't do it, OK, promise? OK, now everybody take some rubbers.❞
  • ❝I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school... I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy...❞
  • ❝She doesn't even go here!❞
  • ❝Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by Regina George?❞
  • ❝I hear her hair's insured for $10,000.❞
  • ❝I hear she does car commercials... in Japan.❞
  • ❝Her favorite movie is Varsity Blues.❞
  • ❝One time she met John Stamos on a plane... And he told her she was pretty.❞
  • ❝One time she punched me in the face... it was awesome.❞
  • ❝Why are you eating a Kalteen bar?❞
  • ❝Man, I hate those things. Coach Carr makes us eat those when we want to move up a weight class.❞
  • ❝Why should Caesar just get to stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? Brutus is just as cute as Caesar, right? Brutus is just as smart as Caesar, people totally like Brutus just as much as they like Caesar, and when did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody because that's not what Rome is about! We should totally just STAB CAESAR!❞
  • ❝[Name] had cracked.❞
  • ❝Hell, no. I did *not* leave the South Side for this!❞
  • ❝Somebody wrote in that book that I'm lying about being a virgin, 'cause I use super-jumbo tampons, but I can't help it if I've got a heavy flow and a wide-set vagina!❞
  • ❝There's a 30% chance that it's already raining!❞
  • ❝I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me... but I can't help it that I'm so popular.❞
  • ❝I gave him everything! I was half a virgin when I met him.❞
  • ❝Do you wanna do something fun? Wanna go to taco bell?❞
  • ❝I can't go to taco bell, I'm on an all-carb diet. GOD [name] you're so stupid!❞
  • ❝It's like I have ESPN or something. My breasts can always tell when it's going to rain.❞
  • ❝That is the ugliest f-ing skirt I've ever seen.❞
  • ❝She's totally rich because her dad invented Toaster Streudels.❞
  • ❝That's why her hair is so big, it's full of secrets.❞
  • ❝She's the queen bee - the star, those other two are just her little workers.❞
  • ❝And they have this book, this burn book, where they write mean things about all the girls in our grade.❞
  • ❝Oh my God - Danny DeVito! I love your work!❞
  • ❝At your age, you're going to have a lot of urges. You're going to want to take off your clothes, and touch each other. But if you do touch each other, you will get chlamydia... and die.❞
  • ❝Is butter a carb?❞
  • ❝You can't sit with us!❞
  • ❝Fine! You can walk home, bitches.❞
  • ❝And on the third day, God created the Remington bolt-action rifle, so that Man could fight the dinosaurs. And the homosexuals.❞
  • ❝My grandma takes her wig off when she's drunk.❞
  • ❝I love her. She's like a Martian!❞
  • ❝Are they not suppose to be let out when they're grounded?❞
  • ❝She thinks she's gonna have a party and not invite me? Who does she think she is?❞
  • ❝I like invented her, you know what I mean?❞
  • ❝I just want you to know, if you ever need anything, don't be shy, OK? There are NO rules in the house. I'm not like a regular mom, I'm a cool mom.❞
  • ❝Can I get you guys anything? Some snacks? A condom? Let me know! Oh, God love ya.❞
  • ❝Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.❞
  • ❝Sorry, we only carry sizes 1, 3, and 5. You could try Sears.❞
  • ❝Regina George is not sweet! She's a scum-sucking road whore, she ruined my life!❞
  • ❝I know it may look like I was being like a bitch, but that's only because I was acting like a bitch.❞
  • ❝Your face smells like peppermint!❞
  • ❝Oh, you'll get socialized all right, a little slice like you.❞
  • ❝You're a regulation hottie.❞
  • ❝We do not have a clique problem at this school.❞
  • ❝But you do have to watch out for "frenemies".❞
  • ❝I know she's kind of socially retarded and weird, but she's my friend... so, just promise me you won't make fun of her!❞
  • ❝Half the people in this room are mad at me, and the other half only like me because they think I pushed somebody in front a bus, so that's not good.❞
  • ❝I don't hate you cuz yo' fat... yo' fat cuz I hate you!❞
  • ❝You smell like a baby prostitute.❞
  • ❝Is your muffin buttered?❞
  • ❝Jason, you do not come to a party at my house with Gretchen and then scam on some poor innocent girl right in front of us three days later. She's not interested. Do you want to have sex with him?❞
  • ❝Good. So it's settled. So you can go shave your back now. Bye, Jason.❞
  • ❝Finally, Girl World was at peace.❞
  • ❝Hey, check it out. Junior Plastics.❞
  • ❝Damn, Africa, what happened?❞
  • ❝I saw [name] wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops.❞
  • ❝Oh, hi. Did you wanna buy some drugs?❞
  • ❝Make sure you check out her mom's boob job. They're hard as rocks.❞
  • ❝Whatever, I'm getting cheese fries.❞
  • ❝Okay, I'm going to forgive you because I'm a very Zen person... and I'm on a lot of pain medication right now.❞
  • ❝Can you believe my f-ing mom is here?❞
  • ❝I have this theory, that if you cut off all her hair she'd look like a British man.❞
  • ❝I care. Every year the seniors through this dance for the underclassmen called the Spring Fling. And whosoever is elected King and Queen automatically become head of the Student Activities Committee and since I am an active member of the Student Activities Committee, I would safely say, I care.❞
  • ❝Irregardless, ex-boyfriends are just off limits to friends. I mean that's just like the rules of feminism.❞
  • ❝Did your teacher ever try to sell you marijuana or ecstasy tablets?❞
  • ❝What are marijuana tablets?❞
  • ❝You cannot do that. That is social suicide. Damn! You are so lucky you have us to guide you.❞
  • ❝Oh, I love seeing teachers outside of school. It's like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs.❞
  • ❝Everyone in Africa knows Swedish.❞
  • ❝Made out with a hot dog? Oh my God that was one time!❞
  • ❝I know having a boyfriend might seem like the only thing important to you right now, but you don't have to dumb yourself down in order for a guy to like you.❞
  • ❝Come on! We could publish it and then everybody would see what an ax-wound she really is!❞
  • ❝And you can only wear your hair in a ponytail once a week, so I guess you chose today.❞
  • ❝She's not even that good looking if you really look at her.❞
  • ❝I don't know, now that she's getting fatter she's got pretty big jugs.❞
  • ❝Watch out please! Fresh meat coming through!❞
  • ❝I'd rather see you out there shakin' that thang.❞
  • ❝You can do this. There's nothing to break your focus, because not one of those Marymount boys is cute.❞
  • ❝There are two kinds of evil people in this world. Those who do evil stuff and those who see evil stuff being done and don't try to stop it.❞
  • ❝Well, I mean you wouldn't buy a skirt without asking your friends first if it looks good on you.❞
  • ❝The limit does not exist!❞
  • ❝I just wanted to say that you're all winners. And that I couldn't be happier the school year is ending.❞
  • ❝It's called the South Beach Fat Flush and all you drink is cranberry juice for 72 hours.❞
  • ❝She's fabulous, but she's evil.❞
  • ❝So, are you gonna send any candy canes?❞
  • ❝No. I don't send them, I just get them. So you better send me one, byotch.❞
  • ❝'Cause she's a life ruiner. She ruins people's lives.❞
  • ❝Oh no, I can't say anything else until I have a parent or lawyer present.❞
  • ❝Did you see nipple? It only counts if you saw a nipple!❞
  • ❝Oh, no. It was coming up again, word vomit... no, wait a minute... Actual vomit.❞
  • ❝Grool... I meant to say cool and then I started to say great.❞
  • ❝I'm a cool mom! Right Regina?❞
  • ❝Good news, they didn't get run over... Bad news, they're still flat.❞
  • ❝Hey, hey, hey. How are my best girlfriends?❞
  • ❝Oh god, busted! Just start apologizing and crying. No, play it cool.❞
  • ❝I mean no offense, but how could she send you a candy cane? She doesn't even like you that much. Maybe she feels weird around me because I'm the only person who knows about her nose job. Oh my god, pretend you didn't hear that.❞
Misty’s Closure: Gotta Catch Ya Later

This has been a long time coming. I think? My blog is pretty random and no one follows me but I decided that today I want to talk about the Pokemon episode that ended an era. Episode 275 of the Original Series is titled Gotta Catch Ya Later and it features Ash, Misty, and Brock parting ways for the last time. It ended childhoods, it started predictable series patterns, and a lot of people don’t seem to realize that it tied up an entire subplot in one of the most beautiful ways I’ve ever seen Pokemon handle a mature subject.

Question Bot: “Frisk! Why are you talking about this NOW!? Don’t you know that the XY&Z series just ended? You aren’t trying to upstage the last big Pokemon arc with nostalgia are you!?”

No. I’m not. I love the XY&Z team! I’m not gonna lie though. It’s no coincidence that this analysis is being written right on the heels of XY&Z’s final episode. If you haven’t heard because you live under a rock or something XY&Z ended its run on October 27, 2016. It was a good run! But Serena’s final scene in the show caused a lot of controversy in the fandom. This post will probably already be too long, so I don’t have time to discuss everything about the XY&Z ending here, but you can check out a calming post I made about it for the community at this link if you want.

Anyway this post isn’t about XY&Z or its ending and I’m going to do my best to make sure it doesn’t end up in any of those tags. This post is in response to a complaint I have been hearing some people make recently about Misty’s goodbye. At this point in time, some fans have been saying that Misty got shortchanged on her final episode and didn’t get proper closure. It’s a little weird that I never heard this complaint before right now, and it probably has to do with the fact that the same people are saying Serena’s closure ended her shipping arc very well. I think that these recent complaints about Misty’s closure need to be addressed, and there’s no better way to do that then looking back at her final episode and trying to figure out what it all meant. So let’s do it!

The Set-up

In the opening paragraph I said that this episode tied up a mature subplot in a very beautiful way. What subplot was I talking about? Why, Pokeshipping, of course! The romantic relationship between Ash and Misty!

Question Bot: “Um, Frisk! Do you really think it’s fair to call Pokeshipping a subplot? The 4Kids dub practically invented that ship and there wasn’t any real evidence of it in the original Japanese!”

Sorry, Question Bot but that’s just not true. Different language dubs did add some Pokeshipping hints in a few places, but the romantic part of Ash and Misty’s relationship was definitely a real thing in the original Japanese show too. In fact the Ash/Misty pairing is special because it is one of the very few Pokemon ships that had evidence irrefutably written into the story from both characters! Yes, so much so that it unquestionably counted as a subplot for the show! Pokeshipping was never a matter of interpretation. Ash and Misty were undeniably written with crushes on each other! But don’t take my word for it. I could just be some delusional Pokeshipping fanatic for all you know. Check out some of the episodes below for definite proof that Ash and Misty had crushes on each other. (I only included evidence that doesn’t rely on language. That way you don’t even have to quarrel about translations if you don’t want to.)

  • OS93. Navel Maneuvers-  Misty becomes enamored with a trainer the trio meets. Ash is very obviously jealous and tries to prove himself better than the trainer to impress Misty.
  • OS103. Misty Meets Her Match- Another gym leader tries to romance Misty. Ash gets jealous over and over again. Misty decides not to stay with the gym leader and pursues Ash instead.
  • M2. Pokemon 2000- An entire subplot of this movie is dedicated to Misty trying to accept the fact she has fallen for Ash. She becomes obviously jealous over Melody flirting with him several times.
  • OS267. Love, Pokemon Style- A girl trainer falls in love with Ash and Misty becomes obviously jealous, trying to keep her away from Ash and staring her down a few times.

And many more! But I don’t have time to type all of them out. These four should be more than enough to make my point if you take time to watch them. What I’m trying to get across is this. The set-up for Gotta Catch Ya Later was that Ash and Misty both had romantic feelings for each other, but it was time for them to part ways. The anime had been showing us that they had crushes on each other for a long time now and it was all about to end. How would it be resolved? They couldn’t just split the two up without closing this subplot they’d been using for 5 years, could they?

The Event

Of course they couldn’t! And that’s why half of the episode is about Ash and Misty’s relationship! If you don’t remember it right away let me give you a refresher.

Gotta Catch Ya Later starts off with Ash, Misty, and Brock returning to Viridian City, the place Ash and Misty first officially met. Yes, they first ran into each other at a river when Misty fished Ash out of the water, but this was the city where they met. This is where Ash and Misty learned each other’s names. This is where they had their first battle together. This is where they first bonded. This is where their journey started. After their encounter in this city they have traveled with each other ever since. They destroyed the roof of the local Pokemon Center the last time they were here, but now that they were returning, they noticed the roof had been fixed. Things had changed. Time had passed. It’s all really symbolic in my eyes.

And when they get to the Pokemon Center Misty gets a call from her sisters who tell her it’s time to come home. They are leaving on a trip and need someone to watch the gym! Wow! What a bombshell! That came out of nowhere! The Viridian City Nurse Joy even comes into the lobby with Misty’s old bike totally fixed! Apparently she repaired it. But Misty is very hesitant. She couldn’t be expected to go home right now, could she? After everything she had been through with Ash and Brock how could she be expected to just leave all the sudden? She had built a life with these two. They were a family.

That’s when Ash decides to make everything worse by being Ash. He’s excited for Misty! He mentions now that she has her bike back she’s free to go home! After all that’s the whole reason she was traveling with Ash in the first place, right? To get her bike back? Misty is completely heartbroken by Ash’s words. Even after all this time he still didn’t get it. So she runs out the door about to cry and leaves Ash and Brock behind.

This is where the Pokeshipping subplot comes in. On the surface this story is very simple. Even if this is the first episode of Pokemon you’ve ever seen, you can get the story. Misty is upset because Ash suggesting she was only in it for the bike belittles their relationship. But if you’ve been watching the anime consistently and know that she has a hidden crush on Ash, this episode develops a whole new dimension. She is devastated because she likes Ash but has never had the courage to tell him! She’s been standing on the sidelines trying to figure out if he likes her back. When he suggested that their entire relationship was dependent on that bike, it gave her an answer. Ash never liked her the way she liked him.

By the way, I really enjoy that about Pokeshipping! Pokeshipping was never written to be extremely prominent. It was something that existed but was almost never spelled out for the audience. There was always enough evidence to prove its existence but it wasn’t something the show focused on very often. I feel like it gave extra substance to the characters. Ash and Misty weren’t written as crushes. They were written as best friends who happened to have crushes on each other. You could watch the Original Series casually and understand all the simple plots just fine, but if you watched it closely and invested yourself in the characters, the plots had a deeper side to them!

And this is the deeper side to this plot. The entire event is Misty trying to cope with apparent rejection from Ash. She ran away from home, got caught up in an adventure with this boy, saw all kinds of wondrous things, had all kinds of fun, made all kinds of memories, and enjoyed every moment of it with Ash. She fell in love and never wanted it to end. Now it WAS ending. It was ending in more ways than one.

Anyway Misty’s feels trip is interrupted by these three doofuses. They call themselves the Invincible Pokemon Brothers. They’re supposedly Viridian City’s top trainers and they start harassing an already emotional Misty, which leads to her challenging them to a Pokemon battle. Because of course it does. Misty chooses Politoed, and they try to cheat by sending three Pokemon up against it at once, but Misty is saved when Ash and Brock show up and join her side to make things fair. Of course, Ash, Misty, and Brock wreck the three dorks, and then Team Rocket shows up to reveal this was all part of their master plan or whatever. Ash, Misty, and Brock wreck them too, and their final battle together ends in a super fitting trio attack from Ash’s Pikachu, Misty’s Politoed, and Brock’s Forretres all at once! They send Team Rocket blasting off one final time, and Misty’s spirits seem a little lifted. Why? Because she knows Ash and Brock will always be there for her, no matter what. Even when she runs off by herself in a fit of tears and heartache, the bond they share is inseparable. Moments like this prove that. They really made something together. They watch out for each other. They care for each other. They are a team. A family.

The Ending

But that doesn’t mean everything is all better. It’s still time for this little family to split up, and Misty’s mind is obviously racing with final thoughts, memories, and regrets as they travel down their final road together. A road that will eventually split. Misty has to take one path. Ash and Brock will take another. I’m not being dramatic by the way. This is all completely literal. They are literally on their last road together, it will literally split away from itself, and Misty is literally voicing her final pieces of advice and memories as they walk. It’s all definitely symbolic. And Misty’s spirits might have been lifted from that last match, but she’s still definitely on a low.

Her eyes are glimmering as they walk. The sun is setting. The atmosphere is perfectly bittersweet. Misty is obviously having a hard time letting go. Remember, she’s leaving her family. With what we know about her relationships at home, these are probably the closest people to her in the world. The closest people she’s ever known! She has to let them go, and she’s still coming off of her crush’s rejection. The cinematic focus is all on Misty. Everything is from Misty’s perspective. She tells Ash to promise he’ll always give his best… without her.

Then.

Then something extraordinary happens.

The flashbacks roll through. Misty remembers all the good times she’s had traveling with Ash, Brock, Tracey, Pikachu, and Togepi. During this final curtain call she offhandedly mentions that they found Togepi’s egg by accident. She mentions that she found Ash by accident too. And that’s where everything turns around.

Ash interrupts her. Ash tells her that there’s no way they met by accident. He believes something brought them together. You can call it whatever you want. Destiny, story, the universe, God, but Ash believes they were meant to meet. And as soon as he says this, everything about the episode changes.

Misty’s bittersweet attitude becomes clearly happy. She’s smiling and savoring every moment. The perspective switches from Misty to Ash and Misty. They are both holding the focus right now, and they discuss destiny together for a little longer until they reach the fork in the road. Ash promises her that they’ll meet again against a sunset.

And this is where I bring your attention back to the subplot. The romance story that has been tucked away underneath the main anime from episode to episode. It resolves here. You want Misty’s closure? This was her closure. The episode started with her believing that her longtime crush and the most important person in her world STILL thought she was following him for a bike. It ends with her discovering that he knows it was never about the bike. He thinks they were drawn to each other by destiny. He thinks destiny will bring them together again one day. And for Ash Ketchum, that’s just about the most romantic thing you can say.

Of course, their painfully obvious romance scene is cut short by Brock interrupting and announcing he has to go home too, but this entire episode so far has been a story about Pokeshipping. And Pokeshipping is now over. The cinematic perspective goes from Misty to Ash and Misty and finally leaves to focus solely on Ash. Because Misty’s problem has been resolved. Her character arc is over. Ash has confirmed her importance to him. She has decided to trust in Ash and his belief that destiny will bring them together in the end.

Some people see this final scene as Ash rejecting Misty a second time, and that’s fine. We all know that the writers won’t ever actually show us an ending, so you’re entitled to your interpretation. But I personally think that the story is very clearly ending on a hopeful note with positive foreshadowing for Ash and Misty’s future together. This was a Pokeshipping episode, after all. The entire story was about their relationship. I could point out a lot of different things that hint toward this interpretation. I could show you later episodes that heavily imply Misty is not dating anyone while at the gym because she’s patiently waiting for destiny to bring Ash back to her again. I could draw your attention to episodes that obviously show Ash does like her back, meaning a rejection would make no sense. I could show you evidence that Ash still keeps in touch with her and probably still has feelings for her. I could point out Brock’s near complete lack of relevance in this episode. But do I really need to? This is the ending. And as Misty rode her bike off, away from the sunset, her final words in the Original Series were a cheerful “Ash Ketchum, finally I know how you feel about me!” And I think there is a very good reason that she is the only one smiling in the end.




Credits:

Post Inspiration from @warlordess and @zdbztumble.

Editing and writing help from my friends, Drew and Pat. This post would read like a 3rd grade essay without them.

Special Thanks to the Pokeshipping community for always cheering me up when I’m down. I ship a lot of things but I’m glad this ship exists and is part of my life. :)

Daughter sentence starters
  • "Don't think about the consequences."
  • "Leave me at the altar, knowing all the things you just escaped."
  • "Don't you dare look back."
  • "This is torturous electricity between both of us."
  • "I want you so much, but I hate your guts."
  • "I hate you."
  • "Wipe away your tear stains."
  • "Thought you said you didn't feel pain."
  • "I pray a lot for you."
  • "I look out for you."
  • "I'll do whatever you say to me in the dark."
  • "You're too old to be so shy."
  • "I bite my tongue and torch my dreams."
  • "Things cannot be reversed."
  • "We both know I'll never be your lover."
  • "I only bring the heat, company under cover, filling space in your sheets."
  • "You let it go."
  • "I let it go."
  • "I was drunk again, causing accidents."
  • "You're not a friend, you're nothing."
  • "I think I should be a little more confident in myself, in my skin."
  • "Take me home."
  • "He don't recognize me anymore."
  • "Burned out flames should never re-ignite."
  • "I won't say a word, but I think he knows."
  • "I've hardly slept since the night he left."
  • "Pick it all up and start again."
  • "You've got a second chance."
  • "You could go home."
  • "You could still be what you want to."
  • "You've got a warm heart, you've got a beautiful brain."
  • "Our minds are troubled by the emptiness."
  • "If you're still breathing, you're the lucky ones, 'cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs."
  • "We are the reckless, we are the wild youth."
  • "One will die before he gets there."
  • "Most of our feelings, they are dead and they are gone."
  • "I've lost it all."
  • "My eyes are damp from the words you left."
  • "If you're in love, then you are the lucky one, 'cause most of us are bitter over someone."
  • "I'm forever missing him."
  • "Setting fire to our insides for fun."
  • "I can't forget it, though I've tried."
  • "I know you regret it, love, you told me so many times."
  • "I still wonder why you left with her and left me behind."
  • "Take your hands off him 'cause he's the only one that I have ever loved."
  • "I don't want to imagine words you spoke to her that night."
  • "Did she make your heart beat faster than I could?"
  • "Did she give you what you hoped for?"
  • "I hope it made you feel good, knowing how much I adored you."
  • "You're making me sick, love."
  • "Frozen hearts growing colder with time."
  • "I needed you."
  • "Now we are strangers."
  • "I’m a foolish, fragile spine."
  • "I want all that is not mine."
  • "I want him, but we’re not right."
  • "I should go now."
  • "I’m sorry if I smothered you."
  • "Hate is spitting out each others mouths, but we're still sleeping like we're lovers."
  • "I already know I'll lose you."
  • "By tomorrow I'll be left in the darkness, amongst your cold sheets and your shoes will be gone, and your body warmth no longer beside me."
  • "She don't even want to speak to you."
  • "Still reminding me what I feel, how he left without reasons."
  • "You can try to forget me but I won't let you easily."
  • "Despite everything I'm still human."
  • "I think I'm dying here."
  • "I can't stand to be so dead behind the eyes."
  • "Give me touch 'cause I've been missing it."
  • "I'm dreaming of strangers kissing me in the night."
  • "I'll escape with him."
  • "I've been thinking that I should see someone just to find out if I'm alright."
  • "I used to dream of adventure when I was younger."
  • "You always find the rain in rainbows."
  • "You're so cold to touch."
  • "Your kisses are not what I wanted."
  • "All I really need is you to comfort me."
  • "You don't understand, you don't hold my hand."
  • "All I ever wanted was your heart right from the start."
  • "Her kisses may be a beautiful art, but she don't really care about your heart."
  • "If I try to get close, he is already gone."
  • "He is restless at night, 'cause he has horrible dreams."
  • "I don't know what we're doing, I don't know what we've done."
  • "I think we should run."
  • "I won't tell my mother, it's better she don't know."
  • "We'll just keep each other as safe as we can."
  • "Will you stay with me, my love, 'till we're old and grey?"
  • "I'm losing my friend."
  • "Her eyes were blue and green like none I've ever seen."
  • "Through many years, their love did survive."
  • "I flew here under false pretense."
  • "I know you think you're still a child, but I couldn't give a fuck."
  • "I've forgotten what it was that I wanted."
  • "I won't be your doll."
  • "I don't look so good in yellow."
  • "I see the way you look at her, you don't do that for me."
Once Casca's Senses Return
  • Guts: Bae, I'm so glad you're back!
  • Casca: Guts? You lost an eye? What the hell happened to your arm?! Also, you're looking a lot older than I remember you being...
  • Guts: Uhh... how much do you remember, exactly?
  • Casca: There was that... well, *that* hellish thing with the a-hole-formerly-known-as-Griffith, and then nothing. Who are all these people?
  • Guts: They've been taking care of you. This is Farnese, she's basically been your permanent carer ever since... uh, well ever since I abandoned you that second time and then had to rescue you from another eclipse which turned Griffith back into his pretty version.
  • Farnese: Hi.
  • Casca: You what now?
  • Guts: And this is her brother Serpic-
  • Casca: No, no. Go back to that last part. You know, the part about abandoning me all over again.
  • Farnese: Please don't be too mad at Guts, he saved you in the end, and he learned his lesson. He hasn't left your side since. As for why *I* was taking care of you, you hated it whenever he went near you so I was the only one who could help, and besides, I was happy to.
  • Casca: Wait, what? Why wouldn't I go near Guts?
  • Guts: Uhh...
  • Casca: ...
  • Guts: So... I may have tried to sexually assault you.
  • Casca: ...
  • Casca: ...
  • Guts: I'm sorry. It was just after everything that had happened with Griffith, I was young, selfish and full of anger. I realise what I did was wrong and Schierke's really been helping me through my anger issues.
  • Casca: *Punches Guts in the gonads*
  • Guts: *Crumples to the floor* I deserved that.
  • Casca: Yeah you did. Suck it up, though, because I'm probably going to sucker-punch you again the next dozen times I think about what you just told me.
  • Guts: *Still crumpled on the floor* Fair.
  • Isidro: Woah, lady you're awesome!
  • Casca: Who's the kid? He looks just like you, is he yours?
  • Guts: No, but speaking of kids...
  • Casca: *glares suspiciously*
  • Guts: So remember that one time we had sex? Well, apparently you got pregnant but then Griffith's attack on you corrupted the baby somehow and you gave birth really pre-maturely and it turned out to be a demon baby with special powers who disappeared but then used to pop up every so often to help me.
  • Casca: ...
  • Guts: Come to think about it, I haven't seen the demon baby ever since that second eclipse, but there's this new little kid that kind of looks like you and me who appears at random and helps us out from time to time. I have no idea who he is, though. He could be anybody.
  • Casca: ...
  • Casca: ...
  • Casca: This is going to take a while to process. Also, why the hell am I so white?!
  • Guts: Uhh... you know, I have no idea. Your skin just sort of lightened over time?
  • Casca: Aaand, this was not a cause for concern for you?
  • Guts: I was too busy being self-absorbed and angsty to notice.
  • Casca: *sigh* Whatever. I'm going to sit on top of that hill and try to get a tan, at least. Don't bother me for about an hour.
  • Guts: Whatever you need to do, Casca. I'm glad you're back, I missed you so much.
  • Casca: I missed you too, babe. I'm sorry you lost your arm and eye, that sucks. If it helps, you've really grown into that jaw of yours. You're even hotter now than I remember.
  • Guts: Aw! Thanks, bae.
  • Casca: Oh, before I forget... Guts?
  • Guts: Yeah?
  • Casca: *Sucker-punches him in the gonads again*.
  • Guts: *Crumples to the floor* These next few weeks are gonna be painful, I can tell.
  • Roderick: Has, uh, has she always been like that?
  • Guts: *Dreamily (and still on the floor)* Yeah, it's pretty hot, isn't it?
  • Farnese: *Equally dreamily* She's amazing...
  • Guts: Right?!

whentheskytouchesthesea  asked:

STEIFVATER - please help me! It's my 19th birthday today, which means that I'm legally allowed to down as many beers and shots as my liver can handle (I'm in Canada). The problem is, I don't drink for extremely personal reason that i don't like sharing. How can I tell people that don't want to just hear "I don't drink" that I WILL NOT be participating in the alcoholic merriment, without dumping my soul on them?

Dear whentheskytouchesthesea,

I also do not drink. 

It is not for any special reason — at least, no reason more special than why I don’t play tennis. I have nothing against tennis. I know how to play tennis. I don’t care if other people play tennis. I myself have even played tennis in the past, enough to know that I don’t really care if I ever play tennis again. I have discovered through thirty-four years of life that I’m just as capable of having a good time if I’m not playing tennis and it’s cheaper to not have tennis equipment.

People don’t seem to care that I don’t play tennis. People seem to care that I don’t drink. A lot. 

They’ve urged me to loosen up, asked if I’m pregnant, guessed that I’m a recovering alcoholic, bought me drinks to sit in front of me, told me one of these days we’re gonna get you drunk and see how fun you really are. 

Sorry, boys, I’ve done the science previously and this is as fun as I get.

I used to explain myself. I had gotten it down to a very short explanation that brought my companions gently to the understanding that I would not be drinking, that I wasn’t judging their drinking and that I was going to have a fine, uninhibited time. 

Now, however, I am thirty-four and crotchety. Now I just order a milk and let them draw their own conclusions. I’m bored with people who think it’s amusing or acceptable to pressure other people into looking like them, whatever looking like them might be at that thematic moment in time. You get to captain your own ship, whentheskytouchesthesea, and that means you and you alone get to decide what you want to put in your body and when and how you want to shed your inhibitions. Anyone who suggests otherwise, even in a jocular, well-meaning way, is actually asking to take the helm of your ship.

And I’ve long since lost interest in letting other people drive.

I suppose you are thinking, as teens often confess to me, that if you appear to be a lousy drinking partner, you will lose your friends. But if their idea of fun is going out drinking and your idea of fun is something else, you were going to wander away from them eventually anyway. The hard fact of friendship is that you need to make time for new friends by first stripping out the people who are using your energy in an unsatisfying way. You have to take that risk of being friendless to make room in your life for others who will be your new best friends.

This has wandered from your question. The answer to your question is: “I’ll have water.”

Happy birthday.

urs,

Stiefvater

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Levihan - Denial

Levi woke up first, blinking his eyes slowly against the light that had crept over his eyelids through the small opening they had neglected in the curtains. He groaned as his body tried to evaluate its internal clock.  Noon? Late morning?  Well after dawn, in any case.  Beside him, a scraggly mass of hair lay peacefully snoring, mouth slightly open with the slightest hints of a dried-up line of drool at the corner.  

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as promised: the fetishism callout post!

let me just begin by saying there's nothing wrong with finding any of the cast members attractive. this is an EXTREMELY attractive cast. everyone is so FINE I bet even the folks backstage who we don't see are gorgeous. Its okay to be sexually attracted to them too! We've all made posts professing our love to the cast, which is perfectly fine!! Right now you're looking at Leslie Odom Jr's fiancé! we good!!

but ya see there's a big difference between "anthony ramos is my sweet freckled child <333" and "I want anthony to shove his #thicc cock inside of me and ten other cast members at the same time but also freckles uwu"

You see the difference right?? Right??????

I don't have anything against writing smut about the characters (who, yes, are technically real people but they've been dead for literal centuries ok. Let it go) but it just gets weird REEAAAAL fast when u say the same thing about musical!John Laurens and the real live human being Anthony Ramos. It gets even weirder when u talk about the cast members in this way in relations to each other??? Shipping real people in a serious, unironic way is just a lil :/// to me (I say "serious, unironic way" bc I do write rpf with my friend but its a Huge Joke™ and nonsexual and come on I don't actually ship sandra bullock and steve harvey together ok). I mean Anthony is quite frankly dating Jasmine Cephas Jones.....it's a legitimate fact. There are pictures. It's on Wikipedia. They're in LOVE and its PRECIOUS and they're gonna get MARRIED eventually so why tf r yall writing about him bottoming for Lin????????

And Lin!!! He has a beautiful WIFE AND SON. You can speculate about his sexuality, NOT PUBLICLY BC HE SEES THINGS, but that's fine if u honestly must??? (although he tweeted that he was straight once during his "grease live" livetweeting so......like......). U can talk about how cute he and jonathan groff are! But y'all don't stop there do u? Bc one second ur talkin about them being cute and then a sentence later it's all "and then he SUCKED his BIG FAT DICK clean off!!!!!! He was dickless!!!! While wearing their costumes!!!!!!!!!! He choked on the full decapitated dick!!!!!"

That shit ain't cute.

So, now that u finally realize that (hopefully), we can get to the real nitty mcfreaking gritty. this part is primarily for white fans but it technically applies to anyone who is not specifically latinx and/or black jsyk:

So even before the whole "baby girl" thing started, I saw quite a few of y'all calling Anthony and Lin "papi" which like.....why should I even have to tell you why this is wrong. If you're not latinx, DON'T USE THE WORD "PAPI", especially since most of y'all are using it in a sexual context. You went ahead and took an innocent word, and turned it into a way to sexualize your faves who just so happen to be latinx. It just ain't right, and its also?? weird??? Let me put it this way, I'm black but not jewish so thatd be like me calling daveed "bubbe". Or something. Either way see how that'd be gross and offensive? You're taking a part of them, a huge part of them, their culture, and turning it into something exotic and sexual. That, my friends, is fetishism.

Another good example of this is the whole "baby girl/boy" n "papa" thing. Y'all rly went ahead and took an cute nickname and rolled RIGHT with it lmao. @alexandralexander explained it beautifully in this post, but basically "papa" (and "mama") is a cute lil way of older folks to regard ppl who are younger than them. It's a caribbean thing, aka something yall just won't get. Idk what the whiter equivalent would be, idk like ur grandad calling u "big guy" or something??? Who knows. Just kno that its NOT SEXUAL IN ANYWAY LIKE WTF WHY DID Y'ALL MAKE THAT A DADDY KINK THING. WHY CAN NOTHING BE SACRED WITH YOU GUYS. Best believe when my grandparents call my brother "papa" they mean it in an endearing way. And that's how Lin meant it? I don't see how it could have been construed any other way??

As for the baby girl/boy thing, in all the times I've been called/heard someone else call someone baby girl, it was NOT sexual. It can be used that way, but it was n o t in this context. Again, its a cultural thing i guess. And with "baby boy", yall do remember that anthony plays lin's son in this show right. okay, just checking.

But forreal. what is wrong wit u guys. I told myself I wasn't gonna kinkshame nobody but its Time, it rly and truly is Time.

One last point I want to make (as if this isn't long enough already) is the language with which u talk about the cast too. This was said rly well in several posts especially this one that uses that tags ppl tend to use, but i’m gonna elaborate on it a little. I just want to know right now why Anthony (or our lighter skinned and SURE AS HELL THE WHITE cast members) is "sweet precious sunflower child cinnamon biscuit roll wheatgrass turkish delight with sprinkles or some other corny shit <333" while daveed is AUTOMATICALLY "raw me zaddy" THE FUCK??? Why we gotta go STRAAIGGHTT to zaddy-basis with daveed??? Why do I see y'all talking about his dick size???? Y'all dont do that from the get-go for the lighter skinned members (which is sad bc daveed is already a certified Lightskint™ so that's rly saying something)?? Why can't black actors (and characters) ever be seen as "sweet turnip bumblebees (???)" instead of either being put on an inhuman pedestal where it's "STEP ON ME BAD BITCH QUEEN" or sexualized with some "CHOKE ME YOU COCKSLUT" ???? Ask yourselves why y'all do that. I'll wait. 
And y'all don't even TALK about oak (as a quick sidenote okieriete is not that hard of a name to pronounce y'all just don't care to try. It sounds exactly like its spelled) but tbh I don't rly want u to bc you'd just sexualize him as well. Plus that means more for me cause I'm engaged to him too :) remember to save the date!!
This was all over the place and idk if I even said what I was trying to say but whatever. I guess what I'm trying to say is (and this is to white fans) you're stanning a thing full of people of color. im assuming that this is probably the first thing that youve been rly into that has included exclusively people of color. Please just be mindful of the way you talk about them. There's a history of you exotifying and sexualizing poc to the point that historically, people have been killed for??? There's a history behind y'all calling latinx folks "papi" and automatically assuming black folks got a big dick ok lmao. At the end of the day, the way you talk about them shows that you don't rly respect them as much as you claim to do??? Idk I wish I had made notes about this bc it sounded waaaaaaayyy better in my head but! Whatever it's still lit. s/o to @aaronsburrr for assistance! 
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Ladrien June – Day 16 – Window Kisses
(continuation of the drabble “A Jealous Detour” that I wrote for Ladrien June day 8)

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“Let’s just say I have this annoying little thing called a conscience that tells me it’s a bad idea.”

“Ah, well, is there anything I can do to convince your conscience otherwise?” Adrien asked, leaning his elbows on the windowsill. His startling green eyes seemed to act as a magnet, drawing her in until they were way too close.

“You don’t need to convince it at all…” she whispered, swaying closer and closer to him. There wasn’t enough air between them for her lungs to take in.

“And yet,” he said, his warm breath tickling the tip of her nose, “you still can’t stay?”

“Better not,” she murmured, completely unsure of what she was even saying anymore. Her brain was incredibly fuzzy as she stared into his steadily darkening eyes. His gaze fell upon her lips and she swallowed nervously.


“Well, that was an interesting development, Marinette,” Tikki said, her mouth full of the cookies her miraculous owner had just handed her.

They were back in Marinette’s room, having arrived at the corner in front of her house just before she detransformed behind a bus stop. She had grabbed a handful of cookies for Tikki on her way upstairs after giving her mother a swift kiss on the cheek and was now twirling around in her room.

“Interesting?” she said, making a final leap and collapsing onto her couch. “Tikki, it was the most wonderful thing that has ever happened!”

“Oh, Marinette. When will you learn how to control your emotions?” Tikki said, laughing as Marinette continued to lie there, completely dazed and elated. When she didn’t respond for another minute, Tikki rolled her eyes. “Okay, but seriously. Earth to Marinette?”

Marinette snapped up into a seated position with the biggest grin on her face.

“I have to see him again!” she squealed, then, looking out of her window at the blood orange sunset, added, “Tonight!”

“What?!” Tikki exclaimed, flying up to her at once, the second half of the cookie left behind on the desk. “Marinette, think about what you’re saying. You have a duty and a responsibility as Ladybug that you absolutely cannot take lightly.”

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