i don't remember what chapter this is from but that's what i get

  • Hanji: "The Attack Titan"
  • Eren: Huh?
  • Hanji: That's what you just did. You stared into the middle distance and said "The Attack Titan" without any prompting.
  • Armin: Well I guess he did do that.
  • Levi: Who gives a shit. He's 15. He's an edgelord. Of course he's going to stare into the middle distance and say dramatic shit.
  • Hanji: Also you're free to go. Let's go see the queen.
  • ---------------------------
  • Historia: Hey bitches.
  • Everyone: All hail the queen.
  • Historia: Jesus christ guys it's still me. No need for that. Also Let's go read Ymir's letter.
  • --------Ymir's letter--------
  • Ymir: Sup Historia. Reiner's letting me write this letter, but he's reading everything I write so I figure this is a good time to mention that Reiner will never, EVER get laid.
  • Ymir: Anyways, sorry I left you. I don't know what came over me.
  • Ymir: So basically here's my backstory. I used to be an orphan but this guy gave me the name Ymir. I started calling myself Ymir and everyone started worshipping my ass. But then some guys (read: Marley) came along and told me my ass was whack but I responded "Bitch my ass fine and also I'm a goddess" even though I wasn't.
  • Ymir: Not a goddess, that is. My ass fine.
  • Ymir: Anyways, they sent me to Paradis and made me into a Titan and yadda yadda you know the rest.
  • Ymir: They are probably going to kill me now. It was a good life, though. I'm happy with it.
  • Ymir: I do have one regret, though.
  • Ymir: I never got to marry you.
  • ----------Later that day---------
  • Zackley: Okay guys so we haven't revealed this info to the public yet. Lets go over it real quick and see if we can figure out what to do.
  • Hanji: So basically everyone in the world wants our asses dead.
  • Zackley: Well shit.
  • Hanji: Also, according to Eren's flashback:
  • ----------Eren's Flashback------------
  • OKay Fuck me I'm not sure exactly what this part is saying, but basically the mindless titans were used as military might by Eldians and now are used by Marley. The First King is using the titans to keep the Eldians in "Paradise", but believes that one day all of Eldia should be wiped out, lest it wage war again. One translation says the Marley want to control the titans, another one says they want to kill the titans so they can harvest resources from Paradis. For this goal they need the coordinate. There is a debate in Marley on whether or not to exterminate all Eldians or to use them as weapons. Kruger want Grisha to steal the coordinate so that this debate will open up again... for some reason. I'm waiting for a better translation.:
  • -----------Back to present day-------------
  • Zackley: So pretty much, if I'm understanding this, if a Reiss has the coordinate then we can't use the power, but if a non-Reiss has the coordinate we can't use the power.
  • Hanji: Ya
  • Eren: *Remembers he could use it when he touched smiling titan*
  • Eren: *Remembers smiling titan is Dina, and therefore royalty*
  • Eren: *Realizes if he tells people this they might make him eat Historia to merge with royal blood and unlock coordinate*
  • Eren: *Says nothing because he doesn't want Historia to die and let's be real she probably tastes terrible*
  • -----------Back to Eren's Flashback----------
  • Kruger: Grisha, when you get to the walls, start a family.
  • Grisha: And just betray Dina?
  • Kruger: Yeah boi
  • Kruger: You have to. Otherwise we will continue to repeat the same mistakes and the same history again and again.
  • Kruger: You have to do it if you want to save Mikasa and Armin.
  • Grisha: Who the fuck are Mikasa and Armin?
  • Kruger: I have no fucking clue. Why the fuck did I say that?
  • ----------Chapter End-------------------

anonymous asked:

I really love AU fics, so I want to know what are your favourites (chaptered). But like really AU changing a lot the story (like That's Not My Name, You Don't Even Know Me, Half Blade and Half Silk... you know what I mean?) And I'm sending you love and luck <3

Thanks love :’) I’m sending both right back! ♥

Listen, you are lucky you only asked for chaptered fics, because otherwise this would be like 10 times longer (not that it’s not long as it is lmao). Have fun!

P.S. Those 3 you named are some of my favorites too, but I feel like I still need to list them anyway, I’m sure someone else will appreciate it ;)


  • Half Blade and Half Silk by smokeshop ✓
    uni!au; Isak’s friends introduce him to an art student at a college party. He won’t stop calling Isak baby and Isak’s bad at pretending to hate it. College AU where Isak’s past is a little more colorful but Even still won’t leave him alone.

  • the city of illusions, the city of yearning by elisewin
    Summary: The whole point of going on a student exchange program is to meet people from different countries, learn about different cultures and so on. Isak, of course, falls in love with another Norwegian while in Rome. 

  • torches (life’s too short) by xxLeviBech
    Summary: “My mom used to tell me my thoughts would pour out of my ears if I kept thinking too hard.” Isak threw back another fry, keeping his gaze down. “That’s pretty fucked up, man.” Even deadpanned, making Isak snap his head up in a laugh .“Fuck you,” He giggled, tossing one of the soggier ones at Even and being decidedly unimpressed when he caught it in his mouth. Or, a canon divergence AU in which Isak’s childhood is exponentially more severe – where he can’t remember coming to school without bruises, a bottle of hand-sanitizer, and long sleeves. It’s fine, he’s fine. It wasn’t for his friends, though; and that’s how he wound up here, in a fold-up chair every Tuesday and Friday, talking about his experiences with other post-secondary kids diagnosed with some kind of PTSD. It’s also where meets a guy whose name starts with the same letters as everything, because that’s… exactly what he is.

  • with love, from anonymous by cosetties & iriswests ✓
    Summary: secret admirer!au; Isak just wants to get his coffee in peace, Even has a crush, and there’s a secret admirer on the loose.

  • in better light, everything changes by TimeInABottle ✓
    Summary: wrong number!au; “I just checked the revue website and blackmailing people for smoking weed wasn’t listed under the Kosegruppa description"… Isak accidentally texts a stranger (Even) while trying to text Sana.

  • i guess that’s destiny doing it right by allyasavedtheday ✓
    Summary: The alternate universe where Even originally went to Nissen and became friends with Isak and Jonas when they started first year but moved away after his episode at the start of second year only for Isak to never hear from him again. Fastforward to the summer before Isak starts college when he’s travelling around Spain and bumps into a certain someone in Barcelona.

  • I’m Not A Baby by cuteandtwisted ✓  
    Summary: childhood friends!au; “This is Even, my bro. The part about him being my personal servant is kind of true though.” “Your bro? Your bro?! What the fuck, Isak? We need to get rid of this whole masculinity thing they teach you at Nissen.” aka, Isak and Even are childhood friends.

  • love and condoms by kassie ✓  
    Summary: Isak was about turn on his heels and say “Fuck it” and go home, when a tall, slender-looking boy approached him from down the aisle. Shit. “Finding everything okay?” he asked once he reached Isak, his face entirely consumed by his smile. Judging from his choice of clothing, the boy definitely worked here. And, by the black letters scribbled on his name tag, the boy’s name was Even. Great.. Or: Isak owes Eskild a favor and Eskild sends him out to buy condoms where he runs into a tall boy who is a little too eager to help him.

  • super rich kids by koolranchkidz
    Summary: The van was parked on the side of the empty city street, next to an apartment building. The sun had begun to peek out from behind the horizon and the streetlight had been turned off for the past ten minutes. Even heard Jonas grunt, “Fucking finally! Jesus-” from the front seat. He turned to face the other car window and froze in his spot at the sight. He saw a boy coming down the apartment stairwell lugging an over-packed, black suitcase lazily behind him with one hand. In his other hand, the boy was holding a cup of KB coffee with drips of brown down the sides. He couldn’t make out the boy’s face from that far away, but going by his body language, Even could tell he was exhausted. Or: In which Jonas is rich as fuck and takes The Boysquad™ to the Bahamas after graduation, and many, many things happen.

  • I feel it when you look at me by photographer_of_thoughts ✓
    Summary: blind!Even; “Did you hear about the new guy?“ Jonas asked, motioning over to the other side of the cafeteria. Isak looked up and became rather breathless at the sight of the tall, blonde, and totally gorgeous boy wearing sunglasses. Wait. Sunglasses? Inside? “Must suck to be the new transfer and blind. I hope someone is helping him find all his classes.” Or, Isak and Even learn to see each other.

  • making new clichés by strangetowns
    Summary: childhood friends!au; They are young teenage boys who don’t have jobs, and thus don’t have money except for when they beg their parents for allowances. The stunning lack of creativity that goes into their activities just goes without saying. What doesn’t go without saying is this - Even doesn’t care that they don’t do anything exciting. They could be lying on their backs for hours watching the ceiling and he’d still rather be there than anywhere else in the world. As long as Isak is there, he will have a good time. This is a thing he knows to be true. - In this universe, Isak and Even are best friends. Some things are different; some things stay exactly the same.

  • Something Borrowed, Something Blue by BluebeardsWife
    Summary: fake dating!au; Even hires Isak to pretend to be his boyfriend at his ex’s wedding.

  • WAKE UP! by cuteandtwisted
    Summary: Even can’t stop having dreams about this strange boy. He’s never seen him before. But why does it feel like he’s the only person that ever mattered? Or: Even has no idea who Isak is but he still loves him aka EvenDreams!AU

  • don’t you keep it all to yourself by colazitron
    Summary: coffee shop!au; Isak starts buying daily coffees before school at Kaffebrenneriet around the corner because it tastes better than the coffee in the cafeteria and keeps his hands warm. But mostly because the barista is heart-stoppingly cute. Or: An AU in which Even didn’t need to repeat his last year and instead started working at the coffeeshop Isak passes on his way to school every morning.

  • i hate your face, it makes my heart skip a beat by Bellakitse
    Summary: HateToLove!au & tutoring!au; Isak is failing History and his friends have the great idea that their new friend Even should tutor him. It’s perfect except Isak doesn’t like Even or the way his stupid face makes his stomach flip.

  • Those, who could not hear the music. by UniversalParadox_13
    Summary: In this story, Isak and Even are ballet students and collide while preparing for a play they’ll be performing in. It’s odd and exhilarating, and does not make sense to their yearning bodies and vulnerable hearts, until it does. But Even is in a steady relationship and Isak has no place for love his life, so there is that.

  • The Comments Below by DickAnderton ✓
    Summary: youtubers!au; Isak is a notoriously lazy gamer living with lgbt icon Eskild. When they invite youtube sensation Even Bech Naesheim over for a collaboration, #Evak is born. But it is not only their viewers who are falling in love.

  • That’s Not My Name by cuteandtwisted ✓
    Summary: one-night stand!au; “Isak.” Even smiled, then licked his lips. “Wanna go back to my place?” - aka: Isak is an exchange student in new york city where he meets a very forward and bewitching Even.

  • I’m Not in Love by cuteandtwisted ✓
    Summary: uni!au; Isak was not in love. Nope. Not even close. Or: Even never transferred to Nissen in his third year, so they meet in college instead. Uni AU in which Isak doesn’t believe in love but Even Bech Næsheim won’t stop kissing him. 

  • Home Is Wherever I’m With You by cuteandtwisted  
    Summary: travel!au; “Hi. I’m Even and I don’t usually walk around in nothing but a towel.” “Uh, I’m Isak.” “Isak. Mind if I kidnap you for some fun sightseeing activities?” Or Isak and Even keep meeting in hostels all around the world and never exchanging contact information.

  • The Notion of Falling by smokeshop ✓
    Summary: HateToLove!au; Isak hates Even and Even hates Isak and Sana is the only one who knows why.

  • Things Look Different in the Morning by allyasavedtheday  
    Summary: roomates!au & uni!au; “So,” he says, drawing the word out. “I told Even he could stay here.”Isak blinks, convinced he’s misheard. “Eskild,” he says flatly. “We don’t have a spare room.” Eskild straightens his back, expression turning sheepish. “That’s the other part…I was thinking he could stay in your room?” * In which Even needs a place to stay, kollektivet gains a new roommate, and Isak just really wants to sleep.

  • Membership Dues by Sabeley
    Summary: fraternity!au; Isak is pledging Even’s fraternity. Even keeps having to be reminded that he’s not allowed to date the pledges. “It’s a ten-week pledge period. How hard could it be?” Famous last words.

  • Doctor Patient Confidentiality by skambition ✓  
    Summary: “Male, maybe late 20s, didn’t carry an ID. Was hit by a car. Broken ribs, lots of internal bleeding, his left hand needs some work, a lot of crushed bones. Punctured lung. His heart frequency shows irregularities, but we’re not sure why. Unconscious. The driver called, he’s in surgery, too.” “Okay, thanks”, Isak said, got his rubber gloves and went into the OR. He was good at fixing people. And he knew it.

  • take me to the stars by iriswests  
    Summary: HateToLove!au & friends with benefits!au; Isak thinks Even is pretentious and impractical. Even thinks Isak is arrogant and uptight. They’re not each other’s biggest fans, even if they do happen to have spectacular sex on a very, very drunken night. And Isak doesn’t mean to do it again, but he does, anyway, so now they’re establishing ground rules and deciding that maybe they can keep doing this, no strings attached, no commitments, no feelings, and, most importantly, no need to stop disliking each other.And then it’s not quite that simple anymore.

(✓ - completed fics)

anonymous asked:

I feel like at Comic Con, the cast keeps emphasizing that Jamie and Claire are apart for "most of the season" whereas before Caitriona kept saying "it's not that bad! don't worry!" -- do you have any idea how long we have to wait for the Print Shop? I was thinking it was Episode 6 but now I'm not sure... and to me that's already too long! I'm excited but worried I can't stand the wait!

Hi Anon, hello from a train from somewhere in the middle of Caitriona’s homeland! I’m still sticking with my guess that Episode 3x05 ends with the bell to the Print Shop ringing as Claire enters, or the words, “Is that you Geordie.” “It isn’t Geordie. It’s me, Claire.” Fade to black. Perfect cliffhanger.

Also in the TV Line interview at SDCC, Tobias said, “we get a chance in the first three episodes to peak inside what happens to that marriage, what happens to Frank and Claire in Boston…” So Frank might die earlier than we think! Either that was a mistake on his part or he knows he’s only in three eps. I hope for the latter! And based on info about 301 and everything they’ve said, this marriage is not a happy one. I’m actually looking forward to see it all go to shit.

Also, another clue. Sometime in the spring, these episode titles were put up on IMDb, then later taken down.

303: All Debts Paid
304: Of Lost Things
305: Freedom and Whisky

Freedom and Whisky refers to this in Chapter 21, Voyager:

There’s more. Internal evidence.” Roger’s voice betrayed his pride. “See there? It’s an article against the Excise Act of 1764, advocating the repeal of the restrictions on export of liquor from the Scottish Highlands to England. Here it is”—his racing finger stopped suddenly on a phrase—“ ‘for as has been known for ages past, “Freedom and Whisky gang tegither.” ’ See how he’s put that Scottish dialect phrase in quotes? He got it from somewhere else.”
“He got it from me,” I said softly. “I told him that—when he was setting out to steal Prince Charles’s port.”
“I remembered.” Roger nodded, eyes shining with excitement. “But it’s a quote from Burns,” I said, frowning suddenly. “Perhaps the writer got it there—wasn’t Burns alive then?”
“He was,” said Bree smugly, forestalling Roger. “But Robert Burns was six years old in 1765.”
“And Jamie would be forty-four.” Suddenly, it all seemed real. He was alive—had been alive, I corrected myself, trying to keep my emotions in check. I laid my fingers flat against the manuscript pages, trembling.
“And if—” I said, and had to stop to swallow again.
“And if time goes on in parallel, as we think it does—” Roger stopped, too, looking at me. Then his eyes shifted to Brianna.
She had gone quite pale, but both lips and eyes were steady, and her fingers were warm when she touched my hand.
“Then you can go back, Mama,” she said softly. “You can find him.”

So it’s very likely it aligns with my prediction that they search for him in 305 and she goes back. Also the trailers tend to include clips from the first 4-5 episodes.

Hopefully the titles weren’t wrong and haven’t changed. And hopefully this eases your mind a bit! Over the next month we’ll probably be able to piece this together more. I am excite!

anonymous asked:

so do you think Tsubaki-sensei will ever introduce the "rival character" that's actually interested and actively trying to get one of the main characters to notice them (like being interested in Chiyo, Wakka, or anyone really)? cause from what I recall that hasn't really happened yet? which is weird since this is a shoujo manga parody. and if it has happened please remind me as i don't remember!

what I love about this series is the lack of rivals, Tsubaki pokes fun at them at the very most. She played with Sakura worrying about ~potential rivals~ only for her to find out that 1) the cute nighttime background assistant was just Hori, 2) the cool older supervising editor was just Ken-san, 3) the nice neighbour borrowing ink was just a fellow mangaka. The whole Kashima/Seo/Waka misunderstanding was entirely played for laughs (with Waka not really being jealous) and it lasted 2 chapters. Ryousuke misunderstanding Nozaki/Miyako is also pretty mild and comes up only occasionally. The series is so light-hearted and there’s already a lot of entertainment from the 3 main couples as they are, throwing in rivals would ruin the dynamic imo. Tsubaki scrapping the chapters shown in the fanbook indicates she thinks the same really (she doesn’t want a messy Waka/Seo/Kashima/Hori love rectangle and she doesn’t want Kashima to feel awkward with Sakura over Hori, aw)

The Snape Dialogues: Our New Celebrity
  • Time: Harry's first year, after that first Potions class before dinner
  • Place: Gryffindor common room
  • Students: Harry, Ron and Hermione sit around a square, low table where they are doing their homework - Hermione is studious but Harry is brooding, and Ron is doodling
  • Hermione: You've been studying the flames in the fire forever, Harry. What are you thinking of?
  • Harry: Potions.
  • Ron: *looks up* Snape hates you mate.
  • Hermione: *indignant* He does not, Ron!
  • Ron: Yes he does, Hermione. He was picking on Harry all through class and if looks could... *Harry is standing, stares a bit more in decision* Harry?
  • Harry: I have to go talk to Professor Snape. I'll meet you later at dinner. *before Ron can stop him or Hermione can protest he has gone through the portrait door, and vanished*
  • Place: Down in the dungeons, Professor Snape's Office.
  • Snape: *glances up from his paperwork as there is a knock on his door* Come. *as the door opens he is surprised to see that annoying first year Gryffindor that has plagued his thoughts since the boy's impending arrival* Potter...
  • Harry: I'm sorry to bother you, Professor Snape, but I think we need to talk.
  • Snape: *points to one of two ladder-back wooden chairs in front of his desk - Harry sits then squirms to find a comfortable place* Stop fidgeting, Potter. That chair offers no comfort to my visitors. Now, why have you interrupted me?
  • Harry: *hesitates as he clasps his fingers tautly in his lap* I'm not a bad student, Professor Snape. *the older wizard does not answer other than a raised eyebrow which tells Harry his teacher does not believe him* I know I couldn't answer anything in class but... *lifts his book bag to his lap and starts rummaging around in it then takes out his Potions notebook - he pushes it across the desk* First page, Sir. It's new.... uhm... please look?
  • Snape: *picks up the notebook and flips the cover to reveal the first page - Harry has written upon it with somewhat blotchy letters but a steady hand* That is my speech word for word. Did someone write this down for you, Potter?
  • Harry: *sighs and shakes his head* No, Sir, that's my writing. Your speech was brilliant and I wanted to remember it.
  • Snape: Indeed. *closes the notebook and puts it down upon the surface of his desk* Then perhaps you will enlighten me as to why you had not read the first chapter of today's lesson.
  • Harry: *hesitates and shifts even though nothing can make him feel comfortable - the Potions Master simply waits - finally he speaks in a soft voice* My... wouldn't... read...
  • Snape: *scowls* Potter, speak up or I will send you away for wasting my time.
  • Harry: *nods nervously, then blurts* My Uncle wouldn't let me read any of my textbooks. He locked them in the basement after I came home from Diagon Alley.
  • Snape: That sounds a bit extreme. Were you being punished for some infraction, Potter.
  • Harry: *knows that his teacher is thinking the worst of him* Always, Professor Snape. My relatives don't like me and they like magic even less. Headmaster Dumbledore sent my aunt and uncle a note with my letter telling them I had to go but they still tried to stop that from happening.
  • Snape: *leans forward and puts his elbows upon the surface of his desk - he is intrigued, now* Tell me, Mr. Potter, of the day Hagrid was sent to fetch you to take you to Diagon Alley.
  • Harry: *shifts again, coughs once nervously, and is surprised to find a glass of water hovering in front of him - he takes it and drinks* Thank you, Sir. *a wave of his teacher's hand and the water is Vanished* Well, when the first letter for me showed up by owl my Uncle burned it. It just kind of exploded at that point. By the end of the day there were lots of owls outside the house and letters were exploding through the windows and down the chimney. My uncle grabbed me and my cousin and we got in the car where Uncle Vernon drove us all the way to the ocean and rented us a tiny cabin practically out in the ocean. Aunt Petunia was sure no one would find us and my cousin and I were sent to bed. *he drew in a deep breath and then related how he woke at midnight to celebrate his birthday and then Hagrid arrived, yelled at his aunt and uncle, gave Dudley a pigtail, and took him away to London* Diagon Alley was just brilliant, Sir! *he smiles*
  • Snape: For any first year, be they Muggle-born or wizard-born it is a truly magical sight, Mr. Potter. Now, relate to me what happened when you returned home.
  • Harry: *sighs knowing he would have to reveal things he didn't even want to think about* Uncle Vernon locked me in my cupboard and locked my new trunk and all of my stuff in the basement. Hedwig, my owl, got away and I think she flew to Hogwarts. So, you see I would have read all of my textbooks just like Hermione did but... I couldn't.
  • Snape: You had a few hours before classes began today, Mr. Potter. Why did you not read anything in that time?
  • Harry: *fidgeting once more* I don't want to get my new friend in trouble.
  • Snape: *sits back and unclasps his hands* Then, there is no more to say, Potter...
  • Harry: *grimaces* Fine! All right... I was going to read some of my textbooks and Hermione even suggested I could read with her but Ron took my books and hid them and told me we didn't have to do anything until we got homework. Please don't punish Ron, Sir, he'll stop being my friend.
  • Snape: *peers at the boy* And, that is important to you, is it not? Having your friends. *Harry nods miserably - sure that Ron will never be friends with him again* Technically, your friend is correct in that you really need not do anything before the formal start of term. *leans slightly forward* However, we teachers suggest that you prepare for classes before term starts which is one of the reasons we send your letters a month in advance of the term's start. *Harry is about to interrupt but his teacher holds up his hand* Yes, Mr. Potter, I do understand that your guardians were averse to you even having your Hogwarts things near. And, I should like to understand more about this 'cupboard' of yours.
  • Harry: *looks down at clasped hands* Uhm... you heard me say that out loud, huh?
  • Snape: *smirks* My hearing is quite good, Mr. Potter. The 'cupboard' issue aside for now, allow me to ask you this... if you liked my speech before class, what did you hope Potions would be like before you attended.
  • Harry: *brightens* Well, that's real magic, isn't it? Hermione told me that Potions isn't just stirring a bunch of ingredients together. It's using your own magic to make the potion what it is. I told her it was like the Chemistry I saw on television. It's science. It's discovering how to make neat things to help others. *deflates visibly* It... uhm... sorta doesn't seem that way now.
  • Snape: *rises from his desk* Follow me, Mr. Potter.
  • Harry: *obediently and curiously follows his teacher through an inner door to the Potions classroom - the Potions Master indicates to the Boy-Who-Lived to sit at his work table while he Summons a book from his desk* This is Daimon Grayling's Book of Potions. It contains recipes for a variety of potions I use beyond the textbooks in all of my classes. I should like you to turn to page 94, Mr. Potter.
  • Harry: *takes the book, notes that it is stained and well-worn, and then he turns to the requested page* Hush-A-Bye Elixir. It sounds pretty. What does it do?
  • Snape: It was created by a young Hogwarts student for her NEWTs in 1977 and it is intended to be a gentle sleep aid for colicky babies. I would like for you to brew it, perfectly, without my input. All the ingredients are in the cabinet and the recipe details precisely what you need to do as you are brewing. I have lesson plans to go over so I will be at my desk. Only call upon me if you are in serious need of help. Begin, Mr. Potter.
  • Harry: *watches as the professor leaves his side so he reads the recipe, picks up the book, and gathers the ingredients he will need - soon he is brewing*
  • Time: An Hour later
  • Harry: *a smile fills his face as his potion fades from a muddy blue to a soft - pillowy - blue*
  • Snape: Very good, Mr. Potter.
  • Harry: *his head jerks up - he was not expecting his teacher behind him* I did it, Professor Snape.
  • Snape: *actually smiles - sort of* Indeed, Mr. Potter. You did acceptably well.
  • Harry: *beams and looks at his potion* Thank you, Sir. Uhm... Professor? I know I've never heard of her but who was it that created this potion?
  • Snape: *sighs wistfully* A very talented potions student, Mr. Potter. Her name was Lily Evans. *Harry's jaw drops, and his teacher stretches out a finger to tap the boy's mouth closed* Your mother, Mr. Potter. *he hands the happily shocked student a note and Harry takes it slowly* You have missed dinner. This gives you permission to receive your meal in your common room. Clean up and then you are dismissed, Mr. Potter. *returns to his desk*
  • Harry: *quickly cleans his work table and then bottles the potion then takes it to his teacher* Can anyone use this potion, Professor Snape?
  • Snape: *takes the large bottle* I will put the Hush-A-Bye into single dose ampoules which I will send to Slug & Jiggers in your name. That should provide you with a tidy allowance for whatever you wish to use the gold for.
  • Harry: *beyond over-joyed* Thank you, Sir. Uhm... yeah... really... thank you! *turns and trots to the door of the classroom but then he stops, turns, and turns a serious expression upon his face* You aren't going to change towards me in class and stuff, aren't you, Professor?
  • Snape: *shakes his head slowly* I cannot change, Mr. Potter. However, you are invited to bring questions and concerns to me before dinner. Use a Disillusionment Charm, though, and no one shall ever know.
  • Harry: *nods - and then leaves*
  • Snape: *studies the potion then looks towards the closed door* I will know about your 'cupboard' next time, Mr. Potter.

Here is a small amount of almost-pynch that I wrote a very long time ago and didn’t finish, and haven’t edited since. Thank you to @lydia-st-james​, whose supportiveness and kindness is like half the reason I’m even posting this unfinished mess.

There was something oddly fascinating about Ronan Lynch, Adam had decided. He’d come to this conclusion during his Latin lecture today, which was okay, because he would make up for it with studying later. Besides, Adam was the second-best student in the class.

Which brought him back to Ronan Lynch. Ronan did not seem to attend classes the way Adam attended classes. Ronan treated class less like an obligation, and more like something to do when he had no better options. Adam had heard that he’d walked out of one of his classes once, and, when the professor had asked where he was going, Ronan had simply responded that he was bored and was going back to his room. From what Adam had heard, Ronan applied this same attitude to everything he did. The one thing that didn’t seem to bore him was Latin.

Ronan was always in Latin, and it wasn’t just this semester – Adam had heard that he’d never missed a Latin class in his two years here. Adam had heard that Ronan had even taken it upon himself to write the entire scheduled lesson out on the whiteboard when a class had been cancelled last year. He’d heard, too, that Ronan had walked out of the classroom and dropped the class last semester after correcting his professor for the tenth time in the first week of classes. Hence, the reason that he and Adam were suddenly in the same level of Latin.

It wasn’t as if Ronan was talked about often, though. Really, he was spoken of only slightly more often than the typical student at this small college. There was just something about him that drew the eye – maybe it was the shaved head and tattoo, or maybe it was the bird that circled over the buildings while he was in class (a raven; Adam had heard that Ronan had punched someone for calling it a crow). Maybe it was the way that he seemed to discourage people from looking at him, or maybe it was the way he never seemed to care if they were.

In any case, whenever the topic of Ronan Lynch came up, Adam paid attention. So, Adam had heard a lot about Ronan Lynch. But none of that had prepared him for Ronan knocking his fist against his desk as he was packing up his binder.

“Parrish,” Ronan greeted, and Adam was surprised that he knew his name, small college though it was. “How would you like to make fifty bucks?”

Adam stared at him. “Um…” He would very much like to have fifty more dollars, but there was something about Ronan that made him a little afraid of what he would have to do to get it.

Ronan seemed to take this as an inquiry, because he dropped a piece of paper folded into a thick rectangle onto Adam’s desk. “Great,” he said. “4:00. Don’t be late.” And he was gone Adam could ask what it was that he wasn’t going to be late to.

Sighing to himself, Adam shoved his grubby pen into his shabby backpack and slung the working strap over his shoulder. He unfolded the paper as he walked out of the classroom. Considering Ronan’s reputation, the words on the paper were fairly innocuous, and not at all what Adam had been expecting:

Latin Tutoring
Room L146

Adam’s first thought was: I don’t need Latin tutoring, and then he remembered the promise of money, and his second thought was: Ronan Lynch definitely doesn’t need Latin tutoring.

anonymous asked:

I can't come up with any reason this marriage would happen (maybe I don't understand Westerosi politics well enough but I just don't see how, at the very least, Mace Tyrell would not be against it) but I've read a few posts saying that had Robb married Margaery it could have changed a lot of things for the better. Do you think that's true?

Hi anon! Great question; a Stark-Tyrell alliance is one of my favorite ASOIAF hypotheticals to play around with, and it’s explicitly teased more than once in the text:

“Had it been me up there, I should have sent Ser Loras. He so wanted to go… and a man who has the Lannisters for his enemies would do well to make the Tyrells his friends.”

Bloody fool, thought Tyrion. “Sweet sister,” he explained patiently, “offend Tyrell and you offend Redwyne, Tarly, Rowan, and Hightower as well, and perhaps start them wondering whether Robb Stark might not be more accommodating of their desires.”

If you had to fall into a woman’s arms, my son, why couldn’t they have been Margaery Tyrell’s?

Now, why would this marriage happen?

Robb Stark’s campaign against the Lannister regime reaches its peak with the Battle of Oxcross. With Stafford Lannister’s army shattered, there’s basically nothing stopping Robb from sacking Lannisport and besieging Casterly Rock itself. Edmure holds Riverrun, Roose holds the Ruby Ford, and Maege Mormont and the Greatjon are raiding the rest of the Westerlands, makin’ off with all their gold and cattle. (Those rapscallions! Farmer Maggot’s gonna catch you one of these days!) Robb is an extremely attractive ally at this point to anyone not already committed to Joffrey’s rule. Indeed, we later learn that many Vale lords were champing at the bit to get in on the Young Wolf’s hot streak, prevented only by Littlefinger via Lysa.

We learn about Robb’s victory from Sansa’s POV in King’s Landing; the very next chapter, their mom witnesses Renly’s assassination. The Tyrells suddenly find themselves kingless, as Lord Mace has what you might call history with Stannis. (Namely, if not for Davos and his onions, Mace would’ve starved Stannis to death at Storm’s End during Robert’s Rebellion. Stannis does not forget. Stannis does not forgive.) What’s a wealthy, powerful, and conniving family to do? 

If Mace chose to marry Margaery to Robb, it’s almost impossible to imagine how either Stannis or Tywin could have defeated the new North-South alliance. Tywin’s vassals, now drastically outnumbered and with Robb loose on their lands, could well have demanded he sue for peace or even desert him if he refused. Even if they don’t, Harrenhal will soon come under siege by a massive, unwearied, and well-fed Reach army. The big question then becomes what happens at King’s Landing. Without Tywin and Mace riding in to save the day, Stannis will likely take the city and the throne…unless Robb and his new vassals stop him.

After all, with three of the seven kingdoms behind him, and a fourth (the Westerlands) about to fall to him as well, why shouldn’t Robb just go ahead and claim the Iron Throne for himself? (Putting aside for the moment the li’l matter that he has no claim to it but by force.) After all, up to this point, his kingdom hinged in large part on who his parents were; now it’s about who his kids will be. With the backing of Highgarden as well as Winterfell and Riverrun (and in all likelihood, Casterly Rock by conquest), Robb and Margaery’s kids won’t be ruling an “independent kingdom, as of old.” They will be ruling over the lion’s share (heh) of the Westerosi population. When your realm stretches from Oldtown to the Wall, you’re not really a secessionist any more. And of course Mace wants to see his grandson’s arse on the Iron Throne, and while his vassals (especially Randyll Tarly) would love to serve a king as classically charismatic and accomplished in war as Robb, they wouldn’t be happy being ruled from far-off and decidedly foreign Winterfell, where Northern lords would always have a leg up in influence.

But those Northern lords, naturally, want exactly that monopoly on the Young Wolf’s power; indeed, no sooner has Robb been declared king than Wyman Manderly moves to reap the benefits of independent fleets and finances. How would he feel about Tyrell gold suddenly displacing White Harbor silver as the literal and figurative currency of Robb’s realm? Moreover, there’s an ideological component to Robb’s declaration of independence that would lead Northerners to resist re-bending the knee to the Iron Throne, even if Robb himself were sitting on it. Rickard Karstark openly dismisses “their red castle and their iron chair as well.” Theirs, not ours. He swore an oath to the King in the North, not a half-Tyrell regime in King’s Landing.

As such, if Robb marries Margaery, he will immediately face one hell of a headache in managing the various interests of his new coalition; his best hope is claiming the Iron Throne to sate the Reach nobles while offering his father’s lords significant rewards (lands, marriages, positions at court) to earn their buy-in for this dramatic alteration of their military and political aims.

So why doesn’t this happen? Catelyn’s presence in Renly’s tent when he dies ruins any possibility of her serving as matchmaker (remember, she’s initially considered a suspect in his murder). Then Theon takes Winterfell. Just as Robb’s raids on the West made Tywin look dangerously weak in front of his lords (forcing him to march back toward home, despite the massive threat Stannis’ new army poses to the nascent Lannister dynasty in King’s Landing), Robb’s loss of his home castle destroys the aura of victory and legitimacy that would make him an attractive partner for the Tyrells. Mace instead teams up with Tywin to take down Stannis, but as Tyrion’s quote up at the top indicates, the lords of the Reach could still jump ship yet again, now in a position to open the capital’s gates to King Robb…except by then, King Robb has a queen. His marriage to Jeyne Westerling obviously poisons his relationship with the Freys, but if he’d married Margaery instead, Walder Frey wouldn’t have dared risk the Red Wedding, no matter how slighted he felt. (What Roose Bolton would’ve done in this scenario is a whole ‘nother post.) 

I love this hypothetical because it emphasizes the exquisite timing with which the War of Five Kings unfolds and the remarkable cultural upheavals it puts into play: when Robert Baratheon sat the Iron Throne, no one could have imagined the Tyrells fighting to sit a Stark there instead, but the dominos that fall after Robert dies bring us closer than you might think to exactly that scenario. It’s how you know GRRM’s a great writer; I love the story he tells, but the ones he doesn’t, choosing instead to faintly trace their outlines and structure the narrative around their absence, are almost as fascinating.

anonymous asked:

I don't have the game imported unfortunately? I wanna know how to do that before I splurge

Okay so there’s some things you’ll need. 

1: A physical copy of the game (or eshop if you have a japanese 3ds which i assume u dont)

2: The latest version of Homebrew (2.5)

3: An SD card slot so you can access your 3DS’ SD card 

I assume that you’re on the latest 3DS firmware (10.3.0-28U (U stands for united states, E for europe and J for japan, you can check your firmware by going to system settings). You’re going to need to download this starter pack made by the guy who made the hack


You’re going to plug your 3DS’ SD card into your computer and drag the files from the starter pack onto the ROOT of your SD card. The root means the very top, ex: you just clicked on the SD card and you see the folders “DCIM” and “Nintendo 3DS”. Also make a folder on the root called “hans”.

Once thats done your SD card should look like this

Once you’re done with that, it’s time to actually start getting the homebrew on your 3DS. Put your SD card back into your 3DS and start up the Browser. First clear all cookies and your history in the browser settings then restart the browser app.

Okay now here’s what you do. 

If your 3DS is an OLD 3DS running 10.3.0-28, type this into your 3DS’ url bar: http://yls8.mtheall.com/spider28hax.php

If your 3DS is an NEW 3DS running 10.3.0-28, type this into your 3DS’ url bar: http://yls8.mtheall.com/browserhax_fright_tx3g.php

Once you do that, it’ll look like your 3DS is glitching up, but don’t worry its starting up the homebrew. You should then see some text on the screen that says Hax 2.5 beta and then BAM you’ll be in the Homebrew channel!

Now you’re not done yet. The thing about browser hax is that everytime you want to go into the homebrew menu you have to put the url in again and thats fucking annoying right? Well, worry no more, it’s time to install Menuhax and Ironhax.

The starter pack that you installed on your SD card earlier should have two apps on it, menuhax_manager and the ironhax installer. You should also have an app called something along the lines of Old eShop channel

First what we’re going to do is install Menuhax. This is pretty easy and doesn’t take all too long. Click on the Menuhax manager and click install when that pops up. There’ll be a ton of  text on the screen but don’t worry about it. Once it finishes it should say bam ur done;  you can press Start to return to the Homebrew channel (if that doesnt work hold down L+R+Down (on d-pad)+B for 3 seconds and it should return you back).

Now you’re able to boot into the homebrew channel by holding down L when you turn on your 3ds! (remember to hold it down until words show up on your screen)

Next, we want to install Ironhax since it’s a lot more reliable (less likely to get patched out). Boot up that fancy eShop - Old version downloader and you’ll be thrust into the eshop. From there search up “ironfall” and download the game. After its done, turn off your 3DS (since pressing the home button takes a screenshot) and turn it back on. Now just unwrap Ironfall and boot it up (no need to make a new file).

Once you do that turn off your 3DS again and boot into Homebrew via Menuhax (Hold down L while you turn on your system. Remember to keep holding it until words show up on the screen). Now that you’re back in the Homebrew channel click on the Ironhax installer and follow the onscreen instructions. It doesn’t matter which slot you save it to (i saved mine to slot one) and when it asks what your firmware version is, put in 10.3.0-28U (or E or J depending on your region). And ta-da! You can now boot up homebrew from Ironfall in case menuhax stops working! 

With Homebrew, you can install custom and offical themes (even from other regions stores), play homebrew games, play out of region games and emulate SNES and GBA games!

Now FINALLY getting the actual Fire Emblem: Fates patch working. Yes all of that preparation was needed, but THANKFULLY, this is the easiest part since I already have the patch so I can just give it to you instead of you having to make it yourself.

Go here and download the patch:


This is the latest version of the patch to date, version 3.0. This version has the translations for all 29 chapters for both Nohr and Hoshido (that includes prologue and epilogue), all paralogues translated, and 138 supports translated (actually not that many supports :( (here is a link to a masterpost with about 600 of the supports present)). This patch was made by Cellenseres and his team over at the SerenesForest forums. Go check out the project page here.

In order to install this all you have to do is drag the ROMFS file into the hans folder that you made earlier on the root of your SD card.

Once you do that all you need to do is put your SD card back into your 3DS and launch up the Homebrew Channel. Once there put your copy of Fire Emblem: Fates into your 3DS and launch the app called “Hans” (the app looks like an “H”). From here if you’re on a New 3DS change the core clock to 804 MHz (makes your game run faster, DON’T do this if you’re on an old 3ds). And make sure to switch the ROMFS option to YES. Once you’re sure that it works, restart and change Save Configuration to Yes so that you don’t have to do that every time you launch the game.Your screen should look like this: 

Congratulations, you are now playing Fire Emblem: Fates in English!

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. 

Also yes this is completely legal.

asylaum  asked:

I don't understand grimmruki shippers at all. He punches her so hard in the stomach she fell unconscious (and I think that's the only time they interact) and now people ship it? Same with Nnoinel he forcibly stripped her power and title away from her and is openly misogynist and people ship that too. Wtf.

Well from what i understand GrimmRuki is shipped because they are hot and both of them have cool personality cause if you want interaction, they had 0 of it that was positive. He pierced her chest and then tried to cero her head. 

With Nnoinel is the same crap, that guy literally said like 100 times in every conversation he had with her, that he hated her and some still say “nooo he loves her” 

No, that’s bullshit. He hurt her in every possible way:

1. He tried to kill her

2. He humiliated her

3. Although he saw that she turned into a kid and that she was harmless he didn’t give two shits, he just let her walk around the desert

4. When Nel turned back into her child form after her fight with him to protect Ichigo, again he hit her with his foot although she was no threat to him

Now people keep bringing up that crap with him having feelings for her because he looked at her before he died. That’s wrong!

He looked at her before he died because she knew that he wanted to die gloriously in a battle and he finally got the chance to do so.

I would just die if i didn’t bring this up here:

I think there are proofs in the manga that indicate the fact that Nel and Grimmjow had a relationship in the past, i don’t know if it was romantic or anything but i do think that they were friends.

- Grimmjow never hurt Nel. We all know that he gets angry easily and that he likes to get in fights after that but even when Nel cried because Ichigo was hurt and pissed the hell out of him, he never raised his hand at her. He just told her in a tsundere way that Ichigo would be OK. 

- Neliel had amnesia and she didn’t know that Nnoitra moved from 8 to 5 but she did know Grimmjow by his name and rank.

By the way, take a look at the pannel with Grimmjow, his expression and the way Kubo emphasized it makes me believe that he remembered her.

- I’m pretty sure that she’s the one who healed him (i would love to see that because it would be funny as hell seeing her drolling on him :))) ) and they might have gotten the chance to talk about many things that have happened including “Mister Badass Wannabe” Nnoitra fucking both of them over. I have a headcanon in my mind that Grimmjow would get overprotective of Nel when he would find out what Nnoitra did to her.

- In chapter 625 we see Grimmjow calling her by her name (which he rarely does with other women whom he calls simply “woman” ) and he takes up a really funny attitude when he gets up after she hit him. I mean come on, who didn’t laugh at this pannel? :))) Tsundere Grimmy 

- She’s literally the only female who can put up with his shit :)))

- Again Grimmjow didn’t attack her after she bumped into him, but the minute he came out of the Garaganta he unsheated his sword to fight Ichigo.

- There’s a certain familiarity between them, at least that’s what i get from those pannels. To me that thing with “Let’s see who deserves to be no 3″ seems to be something that they oftenly do.

I believe there will be more revealed in the manga since people do wonder how can Grimmjow be alive and so on so there is a possibility of a flashback. I also think it would be so badass for Grimmjow and Nel to pair up and fight like the bosses they are 

Anyways, they are our babies and we love them no matter what. Don’t pay attention to the haters cause they know nothing about our feelings for GrimmNel. 

I am sorry i turned this into a rant, i guess i got carried away :))) I hope you don’t find this post boring and if you do then i apologize. You probably expected a shorter answer but i just had to get all this off my chest. 

Have a great day my dear GrimmNel baby 

Reacting to Fairy Tail 489
  • Me: *Sees Eileen title page*
  • Me: She is so beautiful! *heart eyes*
  • Me: *Sees my poor babies Natsu, Lucy, Happy, and Brandish, and my trouble child Mest about to get dunked on by August*
  • Me: *Sees Grandpa August attack Brandish when she said Grandpa*
  • Me: *Uncontrollable crying**Pterodactyl screeching**Rolls on the floor in a puddle of tears* WHY?! WHY?! WHY?! MY POOR CINNAMON ROLL! SHE JUST WANTED TO BE A GOOD GRANDDAUGHTER AND SAY GRANDPA! *Now glaring daggers while throwing actual daggers at Mest*
  • Me: *Sees Natsu protect Lucy, making it clear that her safety is his first priority*
  • Me: *Remembers all the times he failed to reach her on time**Tears of joy run down my cheeks* I'M SO PROUD OF YOU NATSU BABY! YOU GO AND SAVE YOUR WAIFU!*Heart eyes**Nods of approval* IF THIS ISN'T LOVE I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS!
  • Me: *Sees the whole negotiation team get obliterate by August*
  • Me: NOOOOO!!! MY BABIES!!! *Uncontrollable crying*
  • Me: *Sees the Master and Warren get nervous about the light August's magic created*
  • Me: *Sees Alzack and Bisca get worried about Natsu, Lucy, and Happy*
  • Me: Awww... that's so sweet! But wait, what about Mest?! I mean I understand if they don't get worried about Brandish, but isn't Mest a nakama too?
  • Me: *Remembers what Mest did**scrunches my face*
  • Me: Oh ok, it's fine.
  • Me: *Sees baby Cana finally free my baby Mavis*
  • Me: *Thinks of what would happen if Zeref sees Mavis again*
  • Me: *Sees Acnologia vs. Eileen battle*
  • Me: THIS IS SOME GOOD SH*T! *stuffs mouth with popcorn*
  • Me: *Sees Levy and Pantherlily cry over Gajeel*
  • Me: *Uncontrollable crying and wailing* GAJEEL!!!
  • Me: *Sees everyone get scared because of the bright light Eileen has created*
  • Me: *Sees Gray carry Erza*
  • Me: *Sees poor tired baby Mavis reacting to the light*
  • Me: Baby are you okay?
  • Me: *Sees sinnamon roll Zeref get nervous because of the light*
  • Me: *Sees the next page*
  • Me: *Sees the title of the next chapter*
  • Me: *Eye widens* *Thinks about all the development my ships and OTP had going to waste because I'm shipper trash*
  • Me: NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Just think about it.

(anti-ss, anti-gaiden, anti-sns post)

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Riakle Fanfiction
  • This is my first ever Fanfiction. Please give me feedback I would love to know what everyone thinks! The next chapter is going through the last round of editing now and should be up soon.
  • Girl Meets Fate
  • Prologue
  • Word Count: 1,277
  • It was seven o'clock in the morning on New Year's Day and the five exhausted teens hadn't been to sleep yet. After the fireworks went off over the ski lodge Riley, Maya, Farkle, Lucas, and Zay stayed in the lounge and talked all night. They didn't notice when the snow started falling across the already white-topped mountain. They didn't notice when the sun peeked through the trees and slowly but surely creeped up the walls of the cabin. They didn't notice when Cory and Topanga came down the stairs with little Auggie and started making breakfast. They didn't notice anything outside of their own little world and that's exactly how they'd always liked it.
  • Riley was sitting on the cushion farthest to the right on the couch while both Maya and Farkle used her as a personal pillow. Maya was laid across the couch with her feet in Riley's lap and Farkle was sitting on the floor with his head leaning against her knees. Lucas and Zay were each leaning against the wall on either side of the fireplace. They had originally each been sitting on a pillow they stole from underneath Maya when she had started to doze but Lucas had given his to Zay when he complained that one pillow wasn't enough and it still hurt to sit. They had switched places a few times in the beginning but ultimately decided on this arrangement and had stayed this way for more than four hours by this point. They had never been so comfortable in their lives and they couldn't tell if it was the place or the company but they were each silently wishing that this trip would never end.
  • "This place is magic," Riley stated, somewhat abruptly cutting off a story Zay had started telling over twenty minutes ago.
  • Farkle laughed before turning around slightly to face her, "There's no such thing as magic. That stuff is all just illusion."
  • Riley just rolled her eyes, "I'm not talking about that kind of magic, Farkle. I'm not talking about the magic that you see, I'm talking about the magic that you feel." The room was quiet for a moment and then Riley spoke up again, "Come on! You can't tell me that there isn't something special about this place!"
  • "No. I- I feel it too," Lucas said as he sat up a little straighter. "I feel closer to you guys up here."
  • "Of course you do, Huckleberry," Maya started as she slid her feet off of Riley's lap and onto the floor and slowly sat up. "All the open spaces and creepy critters, this must feel just like home."
  • "Do you even remember Texas?" Lucas asked and then immediately regretted it.
  • The two shared a short yet meaningful glance and then Maya looked away with just a hint of a blush. Of course she remembered Texas, but she would never say that. Not here. But Riley was her best friend and Maya didn't have to say anything for her to notice the look exchanged between the two.
  • "I'm feeling some tension," Zay said as he looked at the pair momentarily, "and a tingling feeling in my butt. I think it's going numb."
  • Farkle gave him a squinted, sideways look and then turned his attention back to Riley, "I don't know if I would call it magic but I think we can all agree that this place is special."
  • "Exactly!" Riley exclaimed. "I was hoping you would all feel that way."
  • Maya hesitated, "Uh oh."
  • "I think we should come back here. I think we should come back here after we graduate and say goodbye to each other before we go to college. I don't want us to drift apart because we've forgotten this feeling."
  • "Riles, we would never drift apart. I'm your safe place, remember?" Maya said as she scooted closer to Riley and wrapped her arm around her.
  • "And I'm yours. But no matter what, I think this would be good for us. To have this one last big thing before we have to take on the world. What do you think, Peaches?" Riley said and looked at her friend.
  • Maya smiled at her, "I go where you go."
  • Riley smiled back at her and then looked at Farkle.
  • "You know I'll be there. I'd follow you ladies to the end of the earth even though there is no end because the earth is -"
  • "Okay we get it," Maya cut him off, "You'll be there. What about you Ranger Rick?"
  • Lucas rolled his eyes, "I'll throw my hat in the ring."
  • Maya's face showed her anger as once again she was unable to get to him.
  • "I guess that only leaves one," Riley said and they all turned their attention toward Zay.
  • Zay looked around at each of them, squinted his eyes up a little bit, then said, "If you people expect me to come back out here you're going to have to find me a better place to sit cause I don't think I can handle this again."
  • "Deal!" Riley said happily.
  • A few months after the trip the group dynamics quickly went downhill. The love triangle between Lucas, Riley, and Maya was resolved when Lucas formally asked Maya out on their first real date. Their relationship was a passionate one, on one extreme or the other, which they both really enjoyed but when Maya realized the toll their relationship was taking on her friendship with Riley she ended it without telling anyone why. She thought this would save their friendship, but she was wrong. When school let out for the summer they drifted farther and farther apart until eventually they weren't even talking to one another. By the time school started again in the fall you wouldn't have been able to tell they were ever friends at all.
  • Five best friends turned into strangers but strangers with a promise to never forget the feeling of staying up all night in a magical cabin on top of a hill just so they could look at each other's faces a little longer. A promise that was soon all but forgotten.
  • That is, until Farkle reminded Riley that since they had recently graduated there was a ski lodge a day's drive away that was calling their names. When she tried to protest he told her that his dad had already rented the cabin. The same cabin from three years ago. She caved. She always caved when it came to Farkle. He knew where her buttons were and he wasn't afraid to push them when he really wanted her to do something.
  • She supposed that's how she got here. Sitting in her closet staring at the pictures from the first ski lodge trip and pretending she was packing her bag. She hadn't seen these pictures in years and she wasn't prepared for the emotions that swept over her. She cried when she looked at the three friends she had lost after this trip but mostly she cried when she looked at that beautiful blonde haired girl she used to call her best friend. This trip wouldn't be easy on her - going back to that place without their old friends and knowing that they should be there - but she made a promise to Farkle and she wasn't willing to break it. She wiped the tears, put the pictures back in their rightful box, and grabbed the sweater she had gone into her closet looking for in the first place before stumbling out and finishing her packing. She closed her suitcase, took a deep breath, and then climbed into bed. She had a long week ahead of her.
Actual lines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, part BB-8
  • *An average day outside Maz Kanata's tavern. Rey and Finn are walking by a babbling brook. Yes, there totally was a babbling brook*
  • Finn (romance novel-like): Rey, I have something really important I want to ask you. First off, I want to say...you look really beautiful today. The way the light catches your eyes, I just want to stare into them for the rest of my life.
  • Rey (in her head): Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god...he's finally doing this. I don't know how I feel about this.
  • Finn: I can't deny what I feel for you. You're my forever girl and I want to ask you-
  • *Suddenly, Kylo Ren drops from the sky. He removes his helmet and flips his hair sexily. Rey and Finn both blush*
  • Kylo (tortured soul mode activated): Hey babe...we've only just met but to me, you're the real chosen one. You bring balance to my life because I love you. You bring me to life and you taste like Vader, only sweeter! I want to be with you to the point that I'm willing to brave the coldness of the light...as long as you're the light at the end of the tunnel.
  • Rey (in her head): Oh...okay. I didn't know that about him but for some reason, I'd be totally okay with that. Man, what's happening right now? Is this 'confess your love to Rey day'? Who's next-
  • *Poe Dameron flies in on his X-Wing and jumps out, blaster at hand*
  • Poe: HEY. Get away from Rey, I'm her one true love!
  • Finn: What are you talking about? You didn't even share a single scene with her!
  • Poe: The absence of a scene does not mean the scene did not occur! Rey, you remember that time I confessed my love to you before taking on a rancor, an army of jawas, and a Sith lord that was sent to kill you, right?
  • Rey: Um...I think...I think I gotta go. Yeah, this has been great and all but-
  • *At this point, a whole bunch of characters start showing up as Rey looks more and more confused*
  • Jessika: Hey Rey...you, me. Ladies night. Then maybe we can go back to my place and test out my whips. (winks)
  • Statura: Only an admiral can show you a good time, not like these clowns! You like ships? I got a whole fleet! (starts tossing out credits, making it rain)
  • Chewbacca: *sexy roar*
  • BB-8 (in droid speak): I'm just a bachelor! I'm looking for a partner! Someone who knows how to ride! Without even falling off!
  • Luke: Well, we don't know if you're my daughter yet so...
  • Captain Phasma: *flexes muscles while still in chrome suit*
  • TR-8R: I'M A TREYTOR BECAUSE I HAVE FEELINGS FOR YOU! JUST FOR YOU, I WILL ALSO DESERT THE FIRST ORDER! (performs an elaborate mating dance routine with his spinning baton thing)
  • /
  • /
  • /
  • *as everyone argues, Rey flees*
  • Narrator: And at that point, Rey realized that this was one star war that she wanted no part of. No other war was as deadly as a shipping war. That's why this chapter's called, 'Rey Doesn't Need a Lover'-
  • Rey (breaking the fourth wall): Damn it, Quentin Tarantino, go back to the Hateful Eight!
  • --------------------------------------------------------------
  • Previous part: http://hotel-isiah.tumblr.com/post/136870142830/actual-lines-from-star-wars-the-force-awakens
Chapter 67
  • (My computer crashed TWICE while writing this chapter.... ugh.)
  • (INT: the half-destroyed crystal cave.)
  • Eren: Unnnngghhh
  • Mikasa: EREN! Can you hear me?
  • Eren: Huh? What happened?
  • Jean: You finally managed to get hard!
  • Eren: I- what?
  • Connie: You got SO HARD and it was EPIC!
  • Sasha: Yeah, and none of us thought you'd be able to get hard like that, but you did! There must've been something in that bottle...
  • Eren: *turns pink*
  • Levi: And it's not going away, either. It's still hard.
  • Mikasa: Aren't you supposed to call a doctor if it doesn't go away after 4 hours or something?
  • Eren: *crosses his legs* Guys... can you not...
  • Levi: Anyway, Eren, now that we know you can get hard, your next objective will be to use that hardness to fill up Maria's massive hole with all those stringy white tendrils that came out of it.
  • Connie: *snickering* Yeah, Eren... plug up that hole REAL NICE AND TIGHT...
  • Eren: *looks up to see his crystallized Titan form holding the cave together*
  • Eren: OH.
  • Eren: So *that's* what you guys meant...
  • Levi: Why? What *else* could we have *possibly* been talking about?
  • Eren: ...never mind.
  • Levi: Well, now we know that the Titan powers can be transferred through serums...
  • Historia: Hey guys! I found the Titan serum bag!
  • Everyone else: *descends on Historia like a flock of vultures*
  • Sasha: Dibs on the gummy bear Titan!
  • Mikasa: A Titan with superior battle skill...
  • Historia: And... it's empty.
  • Armin: Hey guys! You okay?
  • Mikasa: Armin! You're alive!
  • Armin: Yeah. Thanks for noticing. Hange's fine, too.
  • Mikasa: But... *how*? Hange was critically injured, the roof was caving in, Squad Kenny was heading towards you guys, and you wouldn't have been able to lift her by yourself! It doesn't make sense!
  • Armin: Oh, some guy named Hajime Isayama gave us a lift.
  • Eren and co.: *climb out of the cave*
  • Eren: Is that... a giant rotisserie chicken?
  • Armin: And it doesn't seem interested in humans either...
  • Jean: Do you think it's an abnormal?
  • Historia: Yep. DEFINITELY an abnormal.
  • Levi: Hey guys, remember? We're the Survey Corps! This is what we do! FOLLOW THAT TITAN!
  • Later:
  • Hange: So basically, if you get the mind control powers, you get mind controlled yourself?
  • Historia: Yeah.
  • Hange: Sucks.
  • Lev: But if we can figure out a way to undo the brainwashing...
  • Eren: So does this mean I still get to commit suicide!?
  • Hitch: *random creepy smile*
  • Mikasa: *screaming internally*
  • Historia: *facepalms*
  • Historia: It's not that simple. The Reiss family has been trying to undo the First King's will for decades- it's just not working. In fact, when your father killed my sister, Eren...
  • Eren: Huh?
  • Historia: All along, he was trying to save humanity from the First King.
  • Eren: I don't follow.
  • Historia: Let me put it this way. THAT'S *jerks her thumb toward Titan!Rod* the Gendo Ikari of this manga. YOUR dad is Itachi Uchica.
  • Eren: Oh...
  • Eren: Wait a minute. You still read Naruto?!
  • Historia: NO.
  • Mikasa: *coughs* Historia's taste in manga aside, THAT must be why Dad gave you that key, Eren. There must be something in that basement that you could use to break the will of the First King.
  • Eren: And all this time.... I thought it was just his porno collection.
  • Eren: But... if I can use the Coordinate to its full extent... *sniffle* then does this mean... *sob* I'm still necessary?
  • Everyone: *gives Eren a massive bear hug*
  • Hange: I hate to interrupt the feels, but we still need to do something about that Titan.
  • Hange: Historia, in other words... you'll have to kill your father.
  • Historia: *gulp*
  • Eren: *bigger gulp*
  • Connie: *biggest gulp of all*
  • Historia: Eren... about that time in the cave...
  • Eren: Yeah?
  • Historia: ...I really was going to kill you.
  • Historia: And not for the sake of humanity or anything noble like that... I just didn't want my father to hate me.
  • Historia: But then I realized... that even if the world hates me, I can still learn to love myself. That my life has *value*! That I want to be ME, Historia Reiss! And even if I wasn't supposed to be born, I want to continue existing in this world! My life is worth living!
  • Eren: Congratulations!
  • Mikasa: Congratulations!
  • Armin: Congratulations!
  • Hange: Congratulations!
  • Levi: Congratulations!
  • Jean: Congratulations!
  • Sasha: Congratulations!
  • Connie: Congratulations!
  • Frieda (in Eren's memories): Congratulations!
  • The ENTIRE DAMN FANBASE: Congratulations!
  • (INT: Erwin's squad.)
  • Erwin: IDK!
  • Squad Levi: *enters*
  • Erwin: LEVI!
  • Levi: ERWIN!
  • Eruri shippers: NOW KISS!
  • Levi: So, Erwin, how was your day?
  • Erwin: Oh, Darius Zackly has some... issues. How about you?
  • Levi: Got in a fight with my serial killer uncle, then Rod Reiss decided to serve Eren for dinner, Historia said fuck it, Rod got high, and long story short, we've got the largest Titan EVER recorded heading towards the inside of Wall Sina.
  • Erwin: So, same as usual?
  • Levi: Pretty much.
  • Erwin: Anyone get injured?
  • Levi: Only Hange.
  • Erwin: Oh. So no one important then.
  • Hange: HEY!
  • Levi: Anyway.... COORDINATE TESTING TAKE 1!
  • Levi: (aside) You know, if I'd known that you could LITERALLY ASK THE TITANS NICELY TO STOP, my life would've been a LOT simpler.
  • Titan!Rod: *continues doing nothing*
  • Historia: YEAH! LISTEN TO HIM!
  • Hange: ...It's not working.
  • Levi: Eren, think. Did you do anything else that one time?
  • Eren: I... uh... kinda waved my arms around?
  • Levi: Okay then.
  • Eren: *waves his arms around*
  • Jean: Eren... why are you doing the chicken dance?
  • (INT: Sina border town of Olbd.)
  • Erwin: Isn't that the POINT of the border towns in the first place, though? To concentrate the Titans' attention into one area?
  • Erwin: That's ... uh... classified information.
  • Erwin: Uh... *turns towards the town square* NEVER FEAR, PEOPLE OF... of... what's this place called again?
  • Garrison dude: Olbd.
  • Erwin: And it's pronounced... how?
  • Garrison dude: *sigh* Just kinda impersonate a fish and you've got it.
  • Random citizen #1: Wait, you mean THE Colossal Titan? The one that broke down Wall Maria five years ago?
  • Erwin: NO. ANOTHER ONE.
  • Garrison dude: AND THE GARRISON!
  • Random citizen #3: Didn't the Survey Corps lose 90% of their members in four years?
  • Unpronounceableville citizens: uhhhh...
  • Erwin: THAT WAS A FALSE ALARM... never mind. I can't speechify for shit. Levi, wanna take over?
  • Later:
  • Levi: Historia! You're not supposed to be here! I *thought* I told you to stay out of this.
  • Historia: *hair flip* I have a score to settle.
  • Levi: No, you don't. Get back inside.
  • Historia: >:) Yes, I DO. After all, weren't you the one who told me to fight rather than run away, *Captain Levi*?
  • Levi: *sweats* No, no, no! I take it back. Running away is GREAT! I LOVE running!
  • Historia: Oh. So you're okay with letting all these people die then?
  • Levi: Well... fuck.
  • Levi: GUYS! IT'S COMING!
  • Garrison dude: OH MY GOD IT'S GODZILLA!
  • Historia: *cracks knuckles* HEY ROD! WHAT'S 1000-7?
  • Eren: Oh SHIT.
  • Mikasa: what?
  • Eren: Mikasa, have you seen my key?
  • Survey Corps: *collective facepalm*
  • END
Ask me some of these! These questions are actually pretty interesting! (said the person who wrote them)
  • 1. How old are you?
  • 2. How do you feel about that?
  • 3. How tall are you?
  • 4. How do you feel about that?
  • 5. What was the last dream you had?
  • 6. Are you a liar?
  • 7. Is that last question answerable?
  • 8. What is your spirit animal?
  • 9. Do you know what a spirit animal is?
  • 10. Pancakes, waffles, or French toast?
  • 11. Or do you like something weird like crepes?
  • 12. Do you disagree with the description of crepes as weird and think that that description is suggestive of a narrow cultural perspective?
  • 13. Did the grammatically correct repetition of the word “that” in the previous question excite you sexually?
  • 14. Do you like it when your questions are serialized?
  • 15. Do you like it when your breakfast is cerealized?
  • 16. Do you think that too many of these questions are about breakfast?
  • 17. How long has it been since you kissed someone?
  • 18. Have you ever murdered someone?
  • 19. Are you sure?
  • 20. So where were you on the night of March 2nd?
  • 21. Then how come witnesses put you at the scene of the crime just minutes after the gunshot was heard?
  • 22. What’s your favorite TV show?
  • 23. Who’s your favorite character from that show?
  • 24. Are you giving me a sideways glance because I asked you those last two questions here on tumblr where that's literally all you talk about?.
  • 25. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, would you die?
  • 26. If you could eat whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted, would you die?
  • 27. Are you going to die whatever you do because this is the human condition?
  • 28. Did you just get a little down?
  • 29. How often do you go grocery shopping?
  • 30. Do you think the people at the checkout line are judging your groceries?
  • 31. If you built a robot, what would it do?
  • 32. If you could speak in a font, which font would it be?
  • 33. What keeps you up at night?
  • 34. If you could have dinner with one person from history, where would you eat?
  • 35. Are you seeing someone right now?
  • 36. Have you been seeing them for a long time?
  • 37. Was it since you were a child? Always at night as you’re drifting off to sleep? Your eyes get heavy and begin to close, but just as you do, you see their face, sheet white and smiling too wide? And they don’t have eyes, not really? Just black pinpoints where the eyes would be? And you jump at the sight, but then they’re gone? And you try to convince yourself that you didn't really see them? But in reality, that face is burned into your brain more deeply than anyone you’ll ever love? And maybe that’s why they’re smiling?
  • 38. Favorite cookie?
  • 39. What’s your dream job?
  • 40. Give me five movies and I'll rank them from most to least favorite
  • 41. Give me five movies and I'll rank them from most to least amount of Steve Buscemi
  • 42. Give me five numbers and I'll rank them from lowest to highest
  • 43. What do you like to do when you alone?
  • 44. What's your favorite version of Solitaire (Patience)?
  • 45. Which is your favorite tooth?
  • 46. Which tooth is kind of an asshole?
  • 47. Which other parts of you are kind of an asshole?
  • 48. What was your favorite place to live?
  • 49. Do you have a secret that you'll take to your grave?
  • 50. Did you seriously just say yes to that last question? Your secret keeping game is weak, son.
  • 51. Does my little hoodrat friend make you sick?
  • 52. But after you get sick you just get sad?
  • 53. Pizza toppings. Likes, dislikes, fetishes, what have you
  • 54. Do you have any friendship dealbreakers?
  • 55. Do you have any relationship dealbreakers?
  • 56. Do you have any relationship jawbreakers?
  • 57. Can you juggle?
  • 58. You're adapting your favorite book into a movie. But OH NOES! The studio thinks there's too many characters and tells you that you have to get rid of one. And if you don't, you're fired. What do you do?
  • 59. You and I are forming a secret society. What is it called and what are the rules?
  • 60. What is it? What do you smell?
  • 61. What's your favorite texture?
  • 62. What's your favorite ...sexture? Aww yeah! *porn music starts playing*
  • 63. Do you have any pets? Tell me about your pets!
  • 64. Okay, okay, you can stop telling me about your pets now.
  • 65. Unless you have pictures.
  • 66. What are the last three songs you listened to?
  • 67. How much pudding?
  • 68. Write a story in six words.
  • 69. *giggles*
  • 70. Do you use the semicolon?
  • 71 Do you talk to yourself often?
  • 72. What do you talk to yourself about?
  • 73. Give yourself a motto.
  • 74. Give yourself another motto, but, this time, it has to be something that abbreviates as T.O.O.T.S.
  • 75. How about a motto that features the noble and majestic albatross?
  • 76. How do you think you're going to die?
  • 77. Nah, that's not it. Trust me.
  • 78. What's your favorite game to play with a group?
  • 79. Do you drink? (Not alcohol specifically. Just fluids in general)
  • 80. How do you sleep? On your back? Your side? On a massive horde of gold and jewels?
  • 81. What's your favorite word?
  • 82. One or two spaces after a period?
  • 83. What would the title of your autobiography be?
  • 84. What about the title of the novel that you would write about the last thing you ate?
  • 85. Infrared or ultraviolet? PICK A SIDE! WE'RE AT WAR!
  • 86. Oh noes! You have to be at a costume party in 20 minutes and you forgot to make a costume! You dumb fuck! What will you do?
  • 87. What's your favorite book chapter title?
  • 88. Did you have an imaginary friend growing up?
  • 89. What about imaginary enemies? Imaginary strangers?
  • 90. Write a villain song for a villain that doesn't have one!
  • 91. What toy from your childhood do you wish you still had?
  • 92. If God exists and makes notes about you in his little Moleskine notebook (Of course God has a Moleskine notebook. He's such a pretentious asshole. JUST BECAUSE YOU BOUGHT A LITTLE NOTEBOOK AND ALSO CREATED THE UNIVERSE DOESN'T MAKE YOU A WRITER, GOD! CALL ME WHEN YOU ACTUALLY WRITE THAT SCREENPLAY!) what does He say about you?
  • 93. How do you feel about parantheticals? (You love them.)
  • 94. Which U.S. President would you most like to make out with? Just make outs, nothing below the belt.
  • 95. Okay, maybe a little below the belt.
  • 96. Do you believe that people have souls? And remember, some of these people like The Black Eyed Peas.
  • 97. What do you sing in the shower?
  • 98. What's your favorite operating system?
  • 99. If it was totally up to you, how long would you like to live?
  • 100. What's it all mean, anyway? You know? Like...LIFE? And shit?

enjolrad  asked:

heeeeyyy so you seem to be the biggest illiad nerd around here ((that's a compliment)) and i was wondering if you could talk a bit about book 24 if you don't mind?? and like the book 1/book 24 dynamics?? i have a test on monday and i'm like so far behind i just reached book 16 english is hard and i read really slowly omg. anyway that'd be great but don't feel like you have to i'd totally understand if you're busy or something!! (: thaaannks!!

!! me, the biggest iliad nerd? oh, you flatter me way too much!! (is it bad i’m grinning? probably. OKAY) 

Book twenty four is inherently fascinating for me because it is the culmination. The finale. personally, the Iliad is rather bottom-heavy, with the majority of actions happening after Patroclus’ death. (Although the bit where Hera seduces Zeus is hilarious. I love that bit. So much.) 

Most people forget book twenty four. I don’t blame them — it’s the last one, it’s not very long, and the title, “Achilles and Priam”, is somewhat misleading. It makes you think of a fight, maybe a battle between the ageing king and the tired hero, both weary and bloodstained and ever so bereft. It’s one of my favourite books. 

When Priam goes to Achilles, he expects to die. His family cry for him. He does not think that Achilles, blood thirsty and terrible Achilles, would ever let him live. He sees the slayer of Hector, he sees the man that cut his son out of the world and destroyed his country without motive. (Without motive, this is important to remember — Achilles did not agree to the pledge to protecting Helen, he is there out of his own volition, his own glory, he is there for war’s sake. Doesn’t that sound monstrous?) Priam truly expects to see a man relishing Hector’s death. 

What he gets? Oh, what Priam gets. He sees a boy. A boy wearing new armour with soot in his hair and tears down his face and he’s empty. Achilles is so, so empty. He tried filling up his emptiness with grief, clutching Patroclus and crying and refusing to let go, and that didn’t work. He tried with anger, killing Hector and slicing down the Trojans and wheeling about about about the city with a body looped behind, and that didn’t work. He tried with fun, the previous chapter being “Funeral Games for Patroclus”, where he tries to make everyone in his camp forget who they are, and that doesn’t work. (Doesn’t the giving away of his possessions feel eerily funereal to you?) 

When Achilles sees Priam, you understand him. Up until book twenty four, Achilles is a caricature, a child. He mopes and screams and loves and sings. He is made of emotions. (Sing, o goddess, sing the rage of Achilles. Not his skill, not his speed, not his great power, but his rage. Achilles’ introduction is how he feels.) 

If you want to compare Achilles from book one to book twenty four, you see someone who has paid their mistakes in full. He is sorry. He wanted glory, he wanted to be remembered, but he didn’t want this. He looks at Priam and sees reflected in his eyes himself. Priam and Achilles, separated by war and blood and gods, have become united in their grief. 

i’m sorry if you wanted the sparknotes version… i got carried away. sorry. 

winebrightruby  asked:

Today, a man in a comic book store told me that "all that stuff" between Kirk and Spock is fan-insert, not in any way intended by the writers or staff of Star Trek TOS. (Considering I had used the term "bromance", I don't know exactly what he was objecting to.) He also said "the writer" has said nothing like that was ever put in. I feel like this is a subject that's come up before on your blog, but I was wondering if you have any insight you'd like to share?

Well, let’s take this in stages.

(a) The phrasing “All that stuff” instantly seems to me to reveal greater or lesser levels of bias-against. (You were there, so you’d be in a better position to judge than I would.) So anything further from this source ought rightfully to be subject to greater-than-usual levels of scrutiny.

(b) By “the writer” I assume he means Gene Roddenberry. (While, horrors, possibly not knowing about the existence of other Trek writers? Not knowing about Gene Coon, or Harlan Ellison, or Dorothy Fontana, or Ted Sturgeon, or or or…? God, what an arid boring place such a worldview must be.)

And if he means Roddenberry, then he’s wrong about “fan insert” being the only source of, at the very least, implications of possible love between Kirk and Spock. Pro insert? That we’ve got. All you need to do is Google around for information about the term “t’hy’la”, which Roddenberry coined and which appears a number of times in the novelization of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. This term, which Spock several times uses in the narrative to describe Kirk, is defined as follows by Roddenberry:

The word “t’hy’la“ is Vulcan and means ‘brother’, ‘friend’ and/or ‘lover’.

You also get kind of a sly “editor’s note” about this term (and I’d give a pretty to know whether this appears in the first edition or was added later):

The human concept of friend is most nearly duplicated in Vulcan thought by the term “t’hy’la”, which can also mean “brother” and “lover”. Spock’s recollection (from which this chapter is drawn) is that it was a most difficult moment for him since he did indeed consider Kirk to have become his brother. However, because “t’hy’la” can be used to mean “lover” and since Kirk’s and Spock’s friendship was unusually close, this has led to some speculation over whether or not they had actually indeed become lovers. At our request, Admiral Kirk supplied the following comments on this subject:

"I was never aware of this ‘lovers’ rumor, although I have been told that Spock encountered it several times. Apparently, he had always dismissed it with his characteristic lifting of his right eyebrow, which usually connoted some combination of surprise, disbelief, and/or annoyance. As for myself… I have always found my best gratification in that creature called woman. Also, I would not like to be thought of as being so foolish that I would select a love partner who came into sexual heat only once every seven years.”

The disclaimer kind of makes me chuckle, and possibly not for the reasons people might necessarily expect. (For one thing, it’s interesting for what it doesn’t say… but let’s put that aside for the moment.) Most important to note here is that there was probably never a Trek book that was as closely vetted by Gene and his office as that one, and if something appeared in it, then either Gene or Paramount meant it to be there.

The corporate side of Paramount was an extremely buttoned-down sort of place in the 70s and 80s (as, frankly, most media companies were) and would have been terrified of doing anything that might alienate or freak out their viewers / readers. And things only normally get worse in such situations when a fictional property starts to be seen as being worth serious money… which was what was happening with Trek around then. I could be wrong — and if anyone has correction for me on this, I wouldn’t be surprised — but it seems likely to me that Star Trek was the first really visible TV property to be resurrected as a feature film with a serious budget. (If not the first such TV property to be so  resurrected, period.) Suddenly here was this long-deceased series coming back as a movie, suddenly here was a serious director at the helm in David Wise, and Isaac Asimov, God rest him, brought on as science advisor… and behold, the smell of money was in the air.

At such times the parent company tends to become terrified of doing anything, or allowing anything to happen, that might possibly screw things up. And whatever might have been going on in Gene’s head as regarded his real feelings about Kirk and Spock being More Than Just Good Friends, he was enough of a producer and aware enough of how things worked in the real world of film production and its attendant publicity that — for public consumption — he was going to have to either deny the possibility outright, or be publicly ambivalent.

Straightforward denial on “Kirk’s” part here would have been simple enough. And I’m sure I remember anecdotal mentions about Gene laughing the concept off at one convention or another when the subject came up. But the one print declaration we’ve got is what you see above, and the ambivalence strikes me as both funny and transparent in terms of its attempt to conceal an opinion that Paramount (or was it Gulf + Western then? I lose track.*) would not have approved of and which Gene, if wise, would never publicly confirm.

Inside his head, though… I may be from Long Island but I am not a medium, so I do not have current access to the only being who would know for sure. Yet at the same time, you want to examine the evidence. Here we have a man who campaigned hard with the network to have an alien first officer (even though the Network freaked so badly over his “satanic” appearance that they airbrushed his ears round in the promotional material for the affiliates): who would have had a woman first officer if things had gone differently: who wanted a racially diverse crew: who went out of his way to include nationalities (like Russians) that the US had recently been on the outs with: who set up and saw through to film the first interracial TV kiss. Roddenberry was routinely ahead of his time on issues like these. It would not surprise me in the slightest to discover he’d at least entertained thoughts like this for two of his three leads, who from first to last we are shown as partners in a truly extraordinary friendship.

Now, that said —  The inside of the Great Bird’s head was one thing. But if even Gene was being cautious, you may imagine that elsewhere in the Franchise, the concept of saying anything in the clear about the, um, nuts and bolts of a possible t’hy’la relationship between Kirk and Spock, was not kindly received by TPTB. Writers who attempted such — or at least, failed to get away with it — were shown the door at Pocket Books and emphatically invited not to darken it again. About “fan insert” outside of the professionally published books, I know what any moderately well-read fanzine fan of the 70s and 80s and 90s knows: that it was rampant, and Paramount knew about it, and it was winked at.

More than this, respondent saith not. The jury would probably have to be out permanently on this issue (meaning auctorial intent. But wait a minute: we’re concerned about this why? I thought The Author was Dead.)  :)  …In any case, for us at this end of time, all the “hard” evidence is and must remain ambivalent. But then, things being as they were, how could it be otherwise…?

*A lot of the Trek novelists and editors during that period used to call it “Engulf + Devour.” This would have been before Viacom, which did its own engulfing + devouring on Paramount.


Kudos to this guy who figured it out because I couldn’t have made this mini-revelation without seeing his post.

Okay first, I saw this guy’s post on tumblr and I was like…UGH.
Then I thought about it when I was about to go to bed and then when it hit me, I had a little heart attack. I thought it was a nice little reference at, but then I realized…


THink about it…Yukine used to send letters to his older sister right? And in Hiyori’s letter, it says “Thank you for the letters you’ve been sending me” or something like that, right!? You know it sounds like SOMETHING YOU WOULD SAY IF SOMEONE SENT YOU A BUTTLOAD OF LETTERS FIRST.

Yukine sent her a letter, maybe even more than one, first…because his name is already cracking. He’s starting to remember what his life was like before. Remember like 2 or 3 chapters ago? That croc-mofo cracked his name like Tsuguha’s. He should be already be under the effects of the crack, according to the theory I have about it moving like a poison instead of an actual crack.

THIS IS STILL AN UNRESOLVED ISSUE. YOU CAN’T MAKE ME FORGET IT WITH A PLOT TWIST LIKE SERA-SAN IS ACTUALLY HIYORI’S BROTHER (I was kinda expecting it at some point when I was reading the new chapter tbh uwu).

Also, YUKINE MISSES HIYORI TOO, NOT ONLY YATO. I know most of the fandom is making fun of Yato whose having some sort of withdrawal episode, but Yukine misses Hiyori too. Just like back then…He misses his older sister before after his family broke apart (according to the anime screencaps) so he sent a letter to his sister then. Yukine now misses Hiyori, who became is older sister figure, so he sent her a letter too. 

Maybe one of the reasons his penmanship is improving because he (subconsciously?) remembers how often and carefully he had written his letters to his sister.

I’m not sure if this is another connection, but Yato is keeping Yukine from seeing Hiyori too, right? You know, heh, it kind of reminds me that Yukine’s dad also did that to Yukine. Not only with Hiyori, but his older sister. Yukine was supposedly not allowed to see his older sister or mother for that matter after his family split up…

You know…I’m going to go out on a limb here and say another reason this chapter was named “A Passing Resemblance” and was not only because it was revealed that Sera-san was Hiyori’s brother…

But it was also a reference to the subtle passing resemblance that we barely got between Yukine & Older Sister/Father and Yukine & Hiyori/Yato.