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Mischaracterization of Characters in Haikyuu

Don’t read this if you are not going to have an open mind about it. [Edited]


I am honestly sick and tired of characters being misrepresented here in the Haikyuu fandom. I’m not talking about minor headcanons etc, I’m talking about how more than half of the fandom have been mischaracterizing and diluting characters personalities, twisting them into something that is no way near their original intended character. Quite personally, this is probably one of the worst things you can do. So, right here, right now. I am going to go in depth of some of the most mischaracterized characters in Haikyuu based on my personal opinion. 

This is in no way to hate on any of them, I love every single person in the anime, each for their own individual attributes that make them unique, here, I am merely stating blatant facts based of the manga and anime. So if you like this sort of thing, sit back and grab some motherfucking popcorn cause this is going to be a long-fucking rant.


- Oikawa -

Listen here. Oikawa is not a whiny crybaby who cries all the fucking time, he is probably the most mischaracterized character in the entire fandom. He’s a strong guy who is dedicated to the thing he loves and ensures his teammates can play to the best of their ability. I get that all of us one way or another have an inner sadist in ourselves that makes up enjoy watching our favourite characters suffer psychologically or physically. But when people perceive, write, draw Oikawa as a boy who cries over the smallest of thing, whines, and overall is a weak little shit, it gets very annoying and frustrating. You are diluting his character seriously, tarnishing his real personality and character. And because of that half of the fandom sees him as this weak dude who breaks down and cries over the tiniest and most minuscule of things?

Look at him, does this look like the face of someone who cries all the fucking time? 

Let me say, Oikawa is bloody capable of destroying someone if he wishes. His serves are fucking powerful, and even Ushijima, one of the top spikers in the Miyagi prefecture, acknowledges that. So why do people characterize him as a selfish whiny asshole. You know very well this little ball of terror cares deeply for his teammates, not a self-centred asshole who asks Iwaizumi to bang his ass all the time. Also, why to some people whore him out? He isn’t that type of guy. Although I get that in various different contexts, the situation depends. But just so you know, canon Oikawa is very well a man of pride, I admit, he does whine, but to the extent of using emotional pity to get what he wants is just so out of character

I love Oikawa, probably as much as I love Iwa [IHajime is my favourite character in the series, if you did not know.] , that’s why it’s sad to see that he has been “re-written” by fans as this weak-ass teenager with nothing better to do than tear up all the goddamn time. Really, Oikawa is fucking strong as hell and though he may have a few insecurities, he will crush his opponents with his abilities and strengths. Not fucking whining. 

Even his teammates respect him and put all their trust and faith into this beauty of a captain, they know he can do shit to annoy them, but they acknowledge his true strength and believe in him no matter how dire the situation. He is Seijou’s captain, heartthrob of many high schools, and one of the most respected Setters. So for fuck’s sake, stop diluting his character more than people have already have.

- Iwaizumi -

I wouldn’t go as far to say Iwa’s is as bad as Oikawa’s, however, since he is my favourite character, and I may have a biased opinion towards this, I would like to say some things as to how he has been in some instances misrepresented in the fandom.

Stop mischaracterizing him as this big old brute who does nothing but threaten to hit Oikawa all the time, I mean, sure, he does that, but we all know it’s out of concern. As a personal writer of fanfiction, I often use this to express his concern towards his friend, not a threat, so why are there actually people who see him as abusive? It’s clear this is his way of caring for Oikawa and ensuring he doesn’t hurt himself or overexert his knee in practice. His aggression is just his own way of saying “I care for you so don’t do anything stupid”, also, I’m not very sure why people would think Iwaizumi is the emotionally “Stronger” one between him and Oikawa. If you need a refresher, Iwa isn’t able to keep in his emotions as well as Oikawa, seeing as the very person who told Oikawa the team with the better six is stronger, questioned his self-worth and position as ace because he couldn’t help his team win. In my unpopular personal view on this, Hajime may be more emotional than people make him out to be.

Another thing that genuinely upsets me is that this baby is as strong as Ushijima but doesn’t get the recognition he deserves? Like, give him some credit, his spikes based off official statistics state that it’s a 5/5, just like Ushijima. So can we please do what we can to spread that Iwaizumi is not just the other half to Oikawa and a person by himself as well? You shouldn’t only love him because he makes up the one of the halves to your OTP, you should also love him for the very fact that this baby loves Godzilla, is a huge dork, is a great Senpai, multi-athletic, and most importantly, the ace of Aoba Jousai, a powerhouse school. Give him as much love as you give everyone else. Okay? okay.

Now, moving on to the fandom aspect, may we please have more Oikawa taking care of Iwa? Just have more fanfiction or fanart with Oikawa reassuring he is enough? We have a rather huge amount of fan-related contributions with Oikawa as the person being constantly assured that he is enough and he tried his best. But may I please see more contributions with Iwaizumi being comforted that he is enough, and that he shouldn’t question his role as ace? I don’t know man, but I think Iwa needs that, he has to learn to recognise his own strengths.

- Tsukishima -

Tsukki is not only a salty french fry who looks down on everyone besides Yamaguchi. Tsukki is one of those characters with the best character development. I agree, he can be a dick, but he doesn’t doubt his teammates capabilities. For example, he may find Hinata annoying at first, however, he acknowledges that Hinata has too surprised him with his drive and determination to rise to the top, making him want to be in some way the “moon” that supports the “sun”.

Let me be in honest here. Before I finished watching Haikyuu, all I saw in Tsukki was an unmotivated dick, but after learning how the person he looked up to, in this in case Akiteru, lied to him and made his idea of “working hard to get you anywhere” fall apart, I realised that after knowing this, his character and personality made so much more sense. This boy went from someone who only saw “Volleyball” as a club activity to something he could actually put effort into. That’s right, he tries. This boy does tries. Shocking I know.

- Yachi -

Yachi is not just a girl who gets in the way of your ships. She is so much more than that. She, despite having a very obvious fear of confronting people she is not comfortable with still tries her very best to do what she can for the Karasuno boys. Don’t forget, this little sweetheart is the girl who helped come up with the poster for the team. She put in a lot of effort into that, so I think it would be nice to give her credit where it’s due even if you might not like her.

I personally feel that Yachi has undergone a lot of character development, she went from this fearful girl to someone worthy of being the next manager of Karasuno. She does her best to pick up what she can from Kiyoko so she can be as good of a manager in the future, if not better. So please stop hating on this cinnamon roll just because she might get in the way of you ships. She has done nothing wrong and I don’t feel she deserves hate in anyway, unless you can validify your point and give me good evidence as to why she is to be hated, this treatment towards her is completely unnecessary.

- Kiyoko -

Kiyoko is the classic case of fans over-sexualising her in fanart or in fan-related contributions. This beautiful lady is not just a woman with a big bust and no brains. Mind you, Kiyoko was an ex-athlete. She could whoop your puny ass in running if you try and I highly doubt you’d win. She was the great heroine who brought Hinata’s bag on her two feet excuse yourself. So please don’t paint her as this lady who all guys fawn over just because she is pretty, she has a personality and life too. See past that superficial layer and grow up.

Look at her, look how sweet she is. It is clear she is a little shy at times, yet she, like Yachi, do their best to express their support towards the boys. I think girls in Sports anime tend to receive more hate than usual, mainly with the idea they are a hindrance to your gay OTPs, hey you, what makes you think that? Can’t a girl be a nice to guy platonically? Even if they in fact to get together with someone who is partially but of you OTP, just congratulate them and move on for fuck’s sake. Stop sparking up unnecessary drama when you lack maturity to comprehend that they can do whatever the hell they want. If you are genuinely upset, just write fanfiction to feed your guilty pleasures, no need to hate on anybody.

Look at what a good senpai she is.

- Yamaguchi -

Okay, listen here you little shits. If you hate on this little precious smol cinnamon roll I will rip your throat out and shove it up your ass. Do not tell me that Yamaguchi is just this weak little boy who doesn’t deserve to be on the Karasuno team. Do not tell me that this boy doesn’t try to do his best just so he can play alongside his friends, because more than anyone among the first years, Yama tries the hardest. He finds someone who can teach him a jump float serve so he can prove to be a valuable player and not just a good ol’ bench-warmer. And you can see even if he might not be perfect, this little bean tries so fucking hard to have something he can contribute to the team’s success.

I don’t care if you don’t ship Tsukkiyama or not, honestly, I don’t give two shits about what you ship. But if you hate on him just because you ship some other ship, you are fucked up. What on earth did he do? He’s the best friend of Tsukishima, yes, I perosnally ship them both romantically and just as friends because I do have multiple ships alongside rare-pairs, but why hate on him? Boy, why hate on anybody? Can’t everyone accept that all characters have their on individual strengths, weaknesses, character, personalities? Seeing your NOTPs isn’t a valid excuse to create hateblogs or hateposts against other characters, that is just childish and immature.

- Sugawara -

Suga is not some weak-ass bitch who depends on Daichi for everything JesusFuckADuck. Stop drawing him as this overly-feminine character when his build is not that far off from Daichi’s. Note, I am not saying being feminine is bad, it’s good, definitely, however going as far as to make Sugawara a guy with almost no trace of masculinity left is a little odd. If that’s what you want, go ahead. Just stop portraying him as someone who can’t even defend hiself lmao, Suga will and can whoop anyone’s ass, do you not remember how painful his jabs can be? Even Daichi and Asahi fear him.

Look at him. He can be intimidating, an angel and a devil. He’s Karasuno’s mom alright, but he is a strong independent mother who will and can be strict if he wants to. He was Karasuno’s setter before Kageyama if you don’t remember, he is intelligent, smart and selfless enough to be willing to sacrifice his opportunity to play on the court, because he knows Kageyama taking his place was the best shot to give the team a chance at winning. Yeah well sorry if you’re butthurt if I said that, I just had to remind you guys, seems like some people forgot.

- Kuroo -

[ Contributed by @mayphenix and edited by me. Check them out. ]

Kuroo isn’t a sex god, he’s a dork who likes having fun, teasing his kouhais but knows when he goes over the top and apologizes [Like he does to Sawamura when he thinks he’s hurt Tsukki]. He loves science and is overall a huge little science nerd, currently attending college prep class as one of the top student’s in Nekoma. He’s very well capable of recognizing his opponents’ abilities and strengths, coming up with more than decent strategies to overcome them and pulverising them.

Yes, he is sexy but that’s not a reason to only see him as that. What about his passion and love for volleyball? It’s the guy who learned volleyball by watching on people play it on televsion [Which is pretty close to Volleyball genius Kageyama learning by watching Oikawa] and he’s fucking brilliant at volleyball but he doesn’t let it go over his head. He’s modest and he’s helpful towards his own school kouhais, but also players on other teams, just because he’s just that nice. He just wants to play volleyball and help his coach’s dream to be fulfilled; the Battle of the Trash Dump, live on the national stage. He is such a good person but he’s viewed as this mischievous, mocking and sometimes cunning guy when really he’s got his heart on his sleeve and helps out whenever he can.

- Bokuto -

[ Also contributed by @mayphenix​ and edited by me. Check them out. ]

Bokuto isn’t a fool who is self-centered and moody. Yes he acts like a dork, yes he is moody occasionally. But what matters most is that he has the capacity to pick himself and act like a proper Captain and Ace. [Not that we’ve seen it happen yet, they stated it may be a biased opinion since Bokuto is their favourite character. But I completley agree with them, Please note all this was in their perspective and I am merely adding it onto this master post.] They doubt Fukurodani chose him as Captain simply because he’s the most powerful player and has Akaashi to keep him in check.

In the manga and anime, they say that the rest of the team pulls him forward, and Akaashi says that a strong opponent doesn’t phase him, I believe we’ll see him being the one pulling Fukurodani forward when they need him the most. He takes a lot of pride in being the Ace of a powerhouse school and among the top 5 spikers in the Miyagi prefecture, but like Kuroo, he doesn’t let it get into his head. He also helps out younger players who aren’t even on his team, showing how much of a good senpai he can be. He’s pretty quick to figure out someone’s behaviour or character, since he figures out Tsukki’s personality very quickly. And in the last few chapters we’ve seen him analyze tactics and plays. One does not simply become among the top 5 spikers just because they’ve got big arms and power: They need to be clever enough to think of patterns and attacks and act accordingly to the given situation. He’s not only an owl-obssessed idiot. He’s not a burden and he leads his team proudly. He’s not just moody, he’s just free to be who he wants to be thanks to the trust his teammates have in him.

- Ushijima -

Okay, I want this post to be honest and true, so let’s make it clear. I did not like Ushijima at all in the beginning, not one bit. Which was immaturity on my part because I didn’t see his full story, I saw him as this pushy emotionless guy who had issues with Oikawa not going to Shiratorizawa. But boy, was I wrong. Ushijima is a giant softie at heart who just has trouble expressing his emotions normally, when he does do it, it may not come out the way he had intended it to be. And as a person who has trouble controlling their emotions, I relate to him a lot. Let’s not forget that Ushijima was a single child who was shunned by some people in his family for being left-handed, one of his relatives even suggested trying to correct it though we all know that is not the way to go.

The following is extracted from the Haikyuu wiki. “Ushijima doesn’t speak often, but when he does he bluntly says what’s on his mind and usually comes off as tactless. He will apologize if he realizes that he has insulted someone, but he won’t change his viewpoint.This boy is not some prick who doesn’t apologise alright? He is not a cold-ass villian with no tact, he is just not very emotionally connected our capable. As @manga-trashcan-pen​ has pointed out, Ushijima was an isolated child. Meaning he did not experience much social interaction which should have helped build his character and social sensitivity. He is a human with just as much emotions as anybody, for god’s sake this big bean’s favourite food is rice.

He is a captain who has faith in his team’s ability, he believes that only the strongest could have got onto his team and thus he makes sure to bring out the best in everyone.

- Tendou -

Tendo is a very sad character I would say. Not only was he bullied and ostracized in school, he was not liked by some of his peers even in the later part of his life, even though he is a very respectable and skilled middle blocker. Not only does he have the talent and skill to deduce an opponents moves, he has the physical capacity to actually do what is necessary to prevent it. It makes me a little sad that there are people who actually hate him, cause I absolutely love him and think he deserves so much more recognition.

Let’s back up a little and delve into his past. We know that this little red floof was bullied for looking like a “monster”, but when he moved on to highschool however, we can see so much more of his character as it’s obvious he feels more accepted in the academy. And though he may be at times a little annoying, he is still a little sinnamon roll, just like how he knew not to push on with Ushijima when the latter spoke about his family. This boy does have tact and knows when it’s enough to stop probing. He is not a over-enthusiastic dick who annoys everyone he sees alright? This boy who had no friends went on to befriend one of the most notable spikers in the prefecture. Even going as far as to call Ushijima his best friend.

Never forget what he said when they lost the match against Karasuno. He lost one of the only things that made him feel accepted and if that doesn’t break your heart then go get one.


Since I realised I left out some other really major characters, I have added on. And mostly because you guys like me venting??

This was with the help of other Tumblr users who have helped contributed to this post, I merely did a sum up. Credits and thanks to the following users for adding their share and pointing out other very mischaracterized characters, @mayphenix​ , @gayerthanchanel​ , @dragonarmada​ , @manga-trashcan-pen​ , and KingofhellLordofTime from my instagram.

In the edit, I covered other characters I have failed to mention earlier or who were not brought to my intention

Well, That’s it. That’s the end of this rant. Have a nice day.


Humans Are Weird

It is well established among all sentient species that Humans are Weird. Exceptional Humans, however, make the regular humans seem almost tame in comparison.
Yatrov was to show the newest crew member- another Human- “the ropes”, as Human Jenny phrased it.
Upon arriving, however, the newest Human barely spared xir even a glance, which was odd, seeing how Humans prize interaction above all else. Shrugging it off, xe delicately held out a clawed hand to engage in the Human positive-meeting greeting, a “hand-shake” it was aptly named. “I am known as Yatrov, in Human Common tongue. I am sorry to say that I was unable to read your file report, and am thus left without your name. What is it you wish to be called?” Yatrov was genuinely sorry; the ship was in dire need of repairs, and this Human was coming to help.
Instead of taking the proffered hand, the human’s brown eyes stared into xi’s own violet. “I am Giovanni. And you are approximately 7 minutes late. I do not fault you for your tardiness, your job is a busy one, so your apologies are void. I do not need to see the entirety of this ship, I only require the engine room. Take me there and I will begin repairs immediately. Social niceties and other such meaningless things can be done at a later date, if done they must be at all.”
Yatrov felt somewhat slighted; xe’s species did not greet with touch, but it was seen as an insult- a social misdemeanor- to deny the shaking of hands. Attributing it to the Human having been under circumstances that made him “cranky” and to the fact that the Human was excited to work- humans forgot norms when excited, xe had found- Yatrov continued to try to create a pack-bond with this Human, “I have heard many great things about you.”
“Truly?” The Human considered this for a moment, head tilting, “I am merely faster than most, mentally. A marathoner or racer is not spoken of in as high-esteem as those with quick mental facilities are, are they?” The Human was speaking out loud, xe found this practice odd and ignored it. “What exactly have you heard?” The Human tapped their legs with their fingers, adopting a rhythm unknown to xir, and hummed. 
Arrogance or curiosity? “Admittedly, not much has been told. I know that you have several thesis papers, have repaired and improved upon numerous ships, and that you were good enough that our captain was surprised that you even bothered to consider joining our crew.”
“Huh.” And that was that. Giovanni did not speak after that, made no effort to communicate. Giovanni did not try to obtain physical contact. Giovanni remained aloof with even Human crewmates long after he had joined. He also remained fidgety, seemingly unable to keep still, unless it was to engage in a staring contest with the resident cat- to keep the Humans from adopting a weird, deadly creature- or to continue his single-minded work with machinery.
Three weeks after he had joined, the ship was attacked. Vernians boarded the ship, using their many appendages to apprehend multiple members of The Highlight- the ship- at once. No one knew where Giovanni was, and no one would have been surprised if he had left to save his own hide.
Which was precisely why everyone, who were all bound and trying to negotiate with what was essentially pirates, was surprised when Giovanni came around the corner, a knocked out Vernian held under gun point.
Guns pointed at him, Vernians shifted to attack him. “What you need to know: firstly, I have hacked into your language processors. All Vernae will sound like gibberish.” He paused, then grinned ferally. “Try”, he dared.
“Kir-ah?!” They did, and did not seem pleased with the results.
“Back! Restore!” the voices of Vernians screeched, their language translators on the fritz. 
“Secondly,” he paused, “I will shoot your friend if you do not release my own.” When an uproar of shouting started again, he blandly stated, “Blank point will be quite messy, won’t it?” He hummed, as though in thought, though his eyes trailed after every movement the Vernians made.
A smaller one, likely emotionally closer to the Vernian Giovanni was holding captive,  pounced.
ZZZZZT-PA! The Vernian howled, two of its 11 “arms” gone. “My threat is not idle.”
The room quieted, members of the Highlighter slowly being released.
“Thirdly.” His lips pursed, his nose tilted, sneer deadly, “Run, and pray that I never see you again!” He shot a wall, and they scattered, leaving the crew of The Highlighter mostly unscathed.
It was hours later, after the chaos was settled and the ship fixed up again, that Yatrov approached Giovanni.
“Why did you save us?”
Giovanni scrunched his thick eyebrows together, “Why ever would I not?”
“You make no attempt to communicate with us.” Yatrov insisted, trying to discover the reason Giovanni would do something without some sort of gain.
“Oh, that.” He dismissively waved his hand, his face again lax and bored. “I do not see the point in wasting words. I enjoy the presence of the crew, and- while I see no point in engaging in it- their idle chatter is amusing to listen to.” He raised an eyebrow, “Why do you ask?”
“The crew operated under the belief that you disliked us.” Yatrov felt a small bit of shame; clearly, Yatrov had been wrong to assume that all Humans were so similar.
“I-” He looked hurt, eyes filling with water- tears, they were called, and Yatrov knew that this was not a good sign. His lips twitched, his words near whispered, “Did you not consider me a friend? I thought we were.” He had begun nervously threading his fingers, humming lightly.
“I thought you disliked me.” Yatrov’s admission only increased xir’s guilt, and the slight tremors of the Humans smaller body.
“I made you and the others a new computer.” Giovanni’s eyes searched Yatrov’s one, and again found no solace. A computer did not equate to friendship. “I *made* you and the others a new computer.” The emphasis hit Yatrov. Why would one handmake something if the person receiving it did not matter to them.
“I am sorry.” Yatrov paused, xe had seen it in a Human film once, maybe…? “Can we start over?” A small nod eased Yatrov’s mind and reaffirmed xir’s decision. “I am the one known as Yatrov, and I enjoy reading: fiction, typically.” Xe did not hold out his hand, but stared Giovanni right in the eye.
The smirk on Giovanni’s face told xir that the actions- or lack there of- was not missed. “I am known as Giovanni.” He held out his hand, looking smug and slightly proud of remembering this, as their hands clasped, he said, “I enjoy sandwhiches, science, and conversations on how realistic or achievable a work of fiction can be. It will be a pleasure to work with you.”

Humans were odd, but exceptional Humans lived by a very different set of rules. Intelligence changed their perceptions. Yatrov knew, from personal experience, that they were still Human, still fantastic and horrifying, at their core. Yatrov put down the book xe was reading, looking up to watch Giovanni’s animated expressions as he ranted about machinery. Yes, truly, Humans are Weird.


(Please excuse any grammar/spelling mistakes, my hand has been cramping up lately and it is hard to write at the moment. And I should not be writing sci-fi, because it is NOT my forte, but I had a plot-bunny and felt the need to attempt it. This is basically a shortened version of what I wanted to write, skipping over much of what I actually wanted to put down. Feel free to take the general idea and write something better XD )

love love peace peace (and a little revenge)

… in which Killian does Eurovision. Because the Eurovision was on, and @ofshipsandswans and @killiancygnus and @captainswanandclintasha and @swanandapirate are a terrible influence.


It’s all Ruby’s fault.

That’s Emma’s tale, and she’s sticking to it. She still isn’t entirely sure how writing a song turned into, well, this. She was going to just watch it on the TV. She wanted to stay in the background. But here she is, sitting backstage with Ruby and the rest of the Norway team, blinking in the flashing lights and trying not to look overwhelmed by the ridiculousness all around her.

Because Eurovision is ridiculous. There’s a guy on stage right now singing a high-pitched song about bread or something, while five other men dressed as rain drops dance around him. Or maybe they’re tear drops; Emma isn’t sure.

The point is, all Emma ever wanted to do was write a song, and yet here she is at the weirdest music event she’s ever attended and wondering about Europe’s collective sanity.

Elsa’s performance goes amazingly well, though, so there’s that. The ice theme was the right choice, as Ruby remarks with satisfaction, complementing the song while being weird enough to leave an impression. Emma was unsure about the robotic snow man whizzing around the stage, before, but she understands the reasoning now. It’s probably the next meme already.

The crowd loves it, anyway.

Emma suffers through another ballad, this one sung by a German lady who could really do with a bucket or something to help her carry the tune. She’s only half-paying attention, most of her mind on Elsa and Ruby and trying to look calm and relaxed for the cameras, in case any show up.

“Next up is the UK—let’s meet their candidate!” one of the hosts (Emma keeps mixing them up) calls.

There are screens everywhere, showing the little clip that plays before each country takes the stage. Emma pays no attention, because Anna has started talking again, her nerves running away with her.

“… because really everyone says neighbours vote for each other, but we don’t have that many neighbours and I’m not sure Sweden would vote for us anyway, but I think that a lot of people also vote for the song they like best and really Elsa has been the best so far, hasn’t she? And—”

“Anna,” Emma says, reaching over to put a calming hand on the girl’s shoulder before she can drive them all to the brink of nervous collapse again. “Anna. Relax. Elsa did her best, and now we just have to wait and see.”

“I know, but—oh, he’s handsome, isn’t he?” Anna’s eyes have snagged on the stage, where the UK’s candidate is about to begin his song.

Emma follows her gaze, thankful to the UK for distracting Anna—and does a startled double-take.

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Holby city got 99 problems but “shippers boycotting” ain’t one of them..... high tea/high shade ahead>

Okay so the news that Holby city has currently lost roughly 2 million viewers is hardly surprising. The lack of coherency in the story lines, attention to detail, characterisation, story line progression and follow up is a huge problem for the show right now. Across the board, for every single character EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER AND SHIP!! THE SHOW HAS PROBLEMS AND IT ISN’T BERENA FANS TUNING OFF PUTTING IT IN JEOPARDY M’KAY…

I don’t have twitter but I have just read the most ridiculous and wildly misinformed comments and I wanted to address them a little. For anyone who thinks that the loss in viewership is down to Berena fans suddenly switching off, then I’m sorry but I fail to see the logic in that. The influx of berena fans will in no way match the deficit..BECAUSE 2 MILLION SHIPPERS DIDN’T JUST DECIDE TO SWITCH OFF IN SALTY BITTERNESS,  it’s a general loss of interest because the show has lot the plot. Literally. Plot lines being picked up and dropped at will. No nuance or attention to detail, just a heavy handed mess of contrived “shock” moments that do not lend themselves to further character development. Things happen, then they’re dropped and all but forgotten. This is the shows biggest problem, and “loyal, long time” viewer or not surely that’s plain to see. Blaming “short stay” fans who are purely in it for any one ship/character in easy, and deluded. 

I’m a hardcore Jemma Redgrave fan (who knew??) and I’ve tuned in for fucking months of literally nothing but filler scenes. Remember when Bernie Wolfe was a fully-realised character with her own story lines? me neither. But I’ve stuck in there, losing my shit over two minutes of screen time and practically having a hernia over things like The Redgrave speaking french and straddling a bar stool. I watched Serena’s character descend into a shell of herself, through a conceited and extremely heavy handed story line. I watched Catherine Russell do masterful work with pitiful material. So don’t come at any of us for being the problem. Because I think we should get a fucking award for hanging in there at all..the minute our ship became canon it all fell to hell. We stuck with it and rejoiced over things like hand holds and hugs which is pretty fucking sad when you think about all the kissing and validation of affection we see the hetero ships share. So no, not for a minute will I listen to any fucking argument that points the finger at berena fans being a problem in the ratings drop. I’ve seen the argument “no one character or ship is bigger than the show” well yes that works both ways and you can’t suddenly attribute the failures of something on any one character/ship, when you attribute none of the successes to it either. 

Holby’s fuck ups/plot drops in a brief summary..

  • Fletch almost died. Then nothing until he almost died again and miraculously recovered.
  • Sacha was so depressed/ kleptomania. Nothing since? how the fuck is he?
  • Jasmine introduced only to have literally nothing to do with her sister. Such an opportunity to explore both characters and their relationship wasted. Until the end ofc when they killed Jasmine off after pummelling her with crap after crap for a year. Nice one. 
  • Zosia killed that ceo dude who was so loathsome I can’t even remember his name..how was she after that? 
  • Zosia had literally nothing to do with the engagement story line
  • WHY THE FUCK IS RAFF IN KELLER AND WHY IS HE STILL THERE?!
  • Cameron and Morven are they even a thing?
  • Why does Cameron hardly share a scene with his mum?
  • Does Bernie remember she’s madly in love with Serena?
  • DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THEY USED TO WORK WITH SERENA WENDY CAMPBELL?
  • Bernie being ignored through practically all of Serena’s grief storyline even though she’s her “partner”
  • OLLIE ON AUU/ WHERE IS HE? 
  • Essie and Raf, what’s happening? I mean what.is.happening.
  • Influx of new characters when they’re barely providing material for the ones they have. 
  • Serena’s daughter died off screen and the official twitter account had to literally tweet to confirm her death.
  • No crossover or carry over of characters. The wards could basically be kindgoms in westoros for how apart we’re expected to believe they are. Mo’s leaving do is like one of the only exceptions of them having cross-ward socialising. 

THEY RELY ON THE “BIG MOMENTS/SHOCK SHOCK VALUE” THEN DROP IT. But they need to create story lines that’ll run for long enough for the viewers to be invested and actually care.

The list in endless and I’ll hold my hands up and say there’s so much i don’t know/remember long-term wise, so I’m sure people could add to this list but let’s just accept THAT THE SHOW GOT PROBLEMS ACROSS THE FUCKING BOARD and to suggest it’s down to one group of fans/shippers isn’t only misinformed, it’s pretty fucking hurtful. 

HOLD THE PRODUCERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR FUCK UPS AND DON’T PLACE BLAME ON THE FANS BECAUSE WE ALL DESERVE BETTER. LONG TERM FANS/NEW FANS, ZOLLIE/BERENA/OTHER SHIPPERS. NO FINGERS SHOULD BE POINTED AT FANS BUT AT THE SHOW RUNNERS CAUSE IF YOU DON’T CREATE A SHOW WHICH PAYS SERVICE TO THE CORE CHARACTERS THEN YOU’RE FUCKED BECAUSE PEOPLE STOP CARING. 

* these are all my opinions and I’m not claiming to be the voice for anyone but honestly as a berena fan I just wanted to put my thoughts out there and comment on something I wildly disagree with. Now I’m off for a cornetto in the sun, I’ve earned the calories. Happy Saturday. *

GoT Afterthoughts 7x01 (Jonsa edition).

Okay, so I had to watch this twice, as I was semi-distracted with my rugrats who haven’t mastered staying in bed after they’re tucked in, yet (or ever ..probably). For my fellow Jonsa shippers -anchors aweigh, but we’ll come back to that later ….as romance is really not what this show hinges on. I apologize in advance that this will probably hop around and be as scattered as my brain, but I’ll do my best to keep it tidy.

So right out of the gate, this season kicked off with our sweet baby murder Stark posing as crusty old man Frey and taking out all those responsible for the Red Wedding. Sweet, sweet retribution my friends, and while I gleefully squealed with joy that all those rat bastards got what they deserved, I’m almost positive that Arya will take up the books Lady Stoneheart arc, and therefore, I truly worry about her longevity in the series.

Then we see an eerie shot of the NK’s army marching forward (clearly towards the wall), and it’s massive! With fucking Giants! Giants my dudes and dolls -and quite a few of them. So a lot of people think the Wall is coming down at some point this season, but as Meera and Bran arrive at Castle Black I can’t help but wonder if the Wall even needs to come down? Remember when Bran sneakily wargged while the three-eyed-raven was sleeping and the NK touched him and then was able to instantly transport his entire army right to their doorstep? What if he can do that now that Bran has crossed to the other side of the Wall?

Back to Jonsa, as we were treated with a delightful scene of our KitN and the Lady of Winterfell (ahem, seated at his left as the King’s consort would be) entertaining their subjects of the North, as Jon rallies support to prepare for the coming war(s). They have a spat about what to do with the houses land/keeps that threw their support behind Ramsey. Sansa wants to reward the loyal houses and set a punishable example for those who abandoned the Starks in their time of need, while Jon refuses to punish the children for the sins of their fathers and is much more interested in UNITING the north. I have to say that while I understand exactly why Sansa feels this way (considering the horrors that Ramsey put her through), I’m behind Jon on this one, and judging by her facial expression after the children knelt before Jon, I believe that Sansa saw this too. And fuck that smirking snake Littlefinger always lurking around like some creepy child abductor in the shadows!

So at first this scene kind of upset me (the first time around I was more listening than watching expressions -remember the rugrats not staying in bed? lol) because I kind of disliked the two of them arguing in plain view of everyone else (ugh and ESPECIALLY in front of LF who is just waiting to stir the shitpot) -and I couldn’t help but cringe inwardly at all the rumors of this Starkbowl BS and how everyone was going to immediately jump to conclusions ….

But then we are treated to the next lovely Jonsa scene of them strolling through Winterfell (very reminiscent of a beloved past KitN and his lady-love) and the reasoning behind Sansa’s outburst becomes a bit more clear (at least to me) …her father and Robb- one tried to always be just and fair and the other was inexperienced and rash, and look where it got them? Right now Jon is all she has, and she’s determined not to see him end up the same way. Sansa knows how to play the game -she’s got the political savvy that Jon lacks and she’s damn well going to question his judgement sometimes (and yes girl, yessss! She’s come so far) -and what’s better, she CAN! Jon pretty much tells her so “of course you can, you’re my sister, but ….” He simply doesn’t want her to do so in front of their “subjects” as undermining him makes him look weak. He’s not power hungry like Joffrey -a juxtaposition that was even brought up in their conversation, with Sansa confirming that Jon is the polar opposite (shipping goggles fully affixed: she does so with the sweetest most heartfelt imploring expressive eyes - le sigh). Starkbowl is a sham! Our babies hashed this out and did not let it fester with resentment. Jon needs to LISTEN to her council (and no Jon, that would not be so bad)!

And while my shipping goggles are on, let’s talk about this tension -let’s talk about Jon marching ahead stubbornly and Sansa grabbing his arm to get his attention. Let’s talk about the cameras focusing in on that. Let’s talk about how Jon’s eyes immediately drop to their point of contact -and why is he so tense? Hmmmmmm. I think our ship has become more like a submarine (meaning that it’s a steady hum just below the waters surface) -because it has to be right now. Because they are still siblings.

Bonus (and I’m paraphrasing): Jon- “father always said that anything that comes before ‘but’ is horse shit..” Also Jon- “you’re my sister, ‘but’ …” *thank you fellow Jonsa shippers @starks-in-the-north and @cathcacen for pointing this little gem out.* 😂

This Jonsa scene was immediately followed by another bro/sis pair - Queen Cersei and Jamie - (who pretty much spent the entire scene looking at her like she done lost her damn mind). Could Cersei be the mad queen? She’s got nothing else left to lose. Oh, and Euron is a jerk … can’t wait until Yara and Theon kill his ass!

Back to Winterfell! Okay, I ship the crap out of Brienne/Jamie but Tormund’s crush on B is giving me LIFE! I simply adore that he has heart eyes for her, and it’s even more adorably adorable because Brienne hasn’t exactly had a long line of suitors. She knows that deep down she’s kinda flattered -even if she’s also annoyed! lol And my precious baby deserves a little flattery because she’s just fucking wonderful and I love her and I want her to feel special like she did that day at the dance before she realized what those rotten little shits were up to! And while I’m ranting about my precious cinnamon roll, how about her face when little Lyanna (also a precious cinnamon roll who will slit your throat) proudly declared that she would fight! I need these two babies to have more scenes together this season - PLEASE!

Wow, this is getting long and I’ve barely scratched the first couple of scenes! Sorry guys, but I’m not done ranting yet and I know I’ve jumped around and am not tackling this in any sort of order ….

Sansa and LF … my God, baby girl! Her tongue is as sharp as her wit! There is NO WAY IN HELL that I would ever believe she’d betray Jon with this weasel. She’s onto him and she is taking him down. Now, would she manipulate the manipulator into thinking this in order to take him down? Umm yeah.

Sam is not exactly having a great time at the Citadel, but he has already stumbled onto something important -a dragon glass mine under Dragon Stone. So Jon will likely go south soon. Before all of you start panicking about the leaks and “boatbang”, I advise you all that attractive people can have sex in the absence of love and if it happens, I implore you to pay attention to the context. Jon is still under the impression that Sansa is his SISTER. A sexual tryst doesn’t impede a Jonsa endgame, my loves!

We now also know where Jorah has ended up, and it looks like his entire arm is now covered. How far has it spread? I miss him!

The Hound also seems to have an important role in the upcoming battle. I’m glad that he buried that family that he murdered. I’ve always been on the fence with his character -like Jamie, he walks a fine line. I’m really looking forward to an Arya/Hound reunion. And speaking of Arya … I really enjoyed the scene of the Lannister soldiers offering her food/shelter for the night. I was kind of worried when she first came upon them because this is GoT and rape and all -but at its core, it was a very moving scene that these men who are actually supposed to be her enemies, showed her nothing but kindness.

The dragon queen has arrived. Love her or hate her, Dany’s arrival at her ancestral home was pretty moving -especially seeing the dragons circling overhead! Wow - powerful scene! The castle is fucking GORGEOUS on the outside, although the dreary decor inside leaves much to be desired. I actually really love Dany -she has definitely gotten darker since Astapor, but I still love her. I’ve had a very strong feeling for quite some time now that she would become an antagonist once she stepped on Westeros soil ….only time will tell.

If you made it all the way through my rambling madness - thanks for sticking around. Jonsa is still endgame. See you next Sunday!

Originally posted by winterfellskingdom

bluebelladon  asked:

So i had an Idea but I can't think of anything past the concept (+ yr writing for this kinda thing is like 200% better than mine) but what if the Lads founded the Fake AH crew and recruited the gents?

Ooh that’s fun – i’ve seen versions where they were two little gangs who combined into the FAHC but the idea of the actual Fake’s starting as the Lads is definitely interesting.

There were a lot of names tossed around at the start; it’s the part of forming a crew no one really talks about, the vaguely embarrassing period of building an image, choosing a name, defining yourselves. Like band names there is a lot of bad before the good. Like band names ‘good’ is wildly subjective, particularly when determined by a pack of teenage boys. The humour behind ‘Fake Crew’ isn’t particularly high brow and not a single soul outside the original four Lads, including and especially their future members, have any idea at all what the AH could possibly stand for. Most think its mysterious, assume something clever or at least meaningful, but the shifty looks the boys shoot each other when pressed tell a different story.

Still, they’ve made something of a name for themselves in Los Santos – the FAHC, who pull off unbelievable stunts, who lack any semblance of respect, dangerous in the way of feral animals, of wildfire. In the foolhardy way of children, who care far more about making sure you hurt than they do about protecting themselves. It’s enough to keep other gangs wary, to buy themselves a little breathing room with reckless gestures and bared teeth, but not exactly the glory they are looking for. Not quite the trembling respect they’ve dreamed of.

For that, it seems, they’re going to have to think bigger, smarter. Be clever not just in the tricks they play and jobs they pull but in the way they twist their image, they way they recruit, build their crew. Just being more won’t do it, added thugs for the sake of numbers; it would take an astonishing amount to really match the size of some of their rivals and the Lads don’t exactly play nice with strangers. No, they have to be strategic, have to select a few choice additions who can help them rise, and after much discussion they settle on three names they’d like to pull in; Ramsey, Patillo and the Vagabond. Lofty goals to be sure, but then, delusions of grandeur or not, the Fake’s have always considered themselves to be rather magnificent.

Everyone who’s anyone knows about the Vagabond; none of them will admit it (Ray will admit it, Ray doesn’t give a fuck) but the Lads all have hearts in their eyes every time the Vagabond slinks around, all follow every rumour, gossip over every job. Something between hero worship and healthy respect, without any of the fear normal self-respecting individuals feel, is the perfect cocktail to have the four of them plotting outlandish ways to pull in the mercenary. Patillo has an incredibly solid reputation for someone with no real ties, invariably thought to be smart, dependable, one of the best drivers in the country and definitely not a woman to be trifled with. That she and Ramsey seem to have some kind of relationship, worked together back in the day and while going their separate ways don’t appear to have had any kind of blow up, will hopefully work in the Lads favour. Last, but certainly not least, there’s Geoff Ramsey; the rouge Rooster who’s been traversing the country, constantly on the move and pulling all kinds of jobs from hilariously wacky to darkly perverse. Maybe the Lads are looking a bit outside their paid grade but with Ramsey reportedly looking to build his own crew they can’t not try, not after realising that their crew is unfortunately in need of a proper leader.

Because none of the Lads are leaders, not really, especially not back then. They aren’t incapable, are clearly wildly talented and loyal enough to one another to defer a certain kind of leadership to whomever has the best idea or the most experience with whatever task they’re facing, but no one individual is capable of being the permanent boss. No one individual actually wants that role, not really, they’re all too young, too impulsive, too eager to abandon necessary goals at the drop of a hat.  

Ray, who has arguably the least interest in being the boss of all, is less leader than lone wolf; when he’s taking point a lot of his orders tend to involve stealth, hanging back while he picks off targets, only charging in when long-distance is no longer an option. Necessary for particular jobs, and it’s certainly not an easy task keeping the other three in line until it’s their turn to burst into action, but it’s not a method that works for every task.

Michael makes a magnificent leader, fierce and fearless and unwaveringly loyal, protective of his crew until the bitter end. He is, unfortunately, utterly devoid of tact, of the patience to put up with any kind of shenanigans from anyone he doesn’t personally like, the ability to create and maintain necessary relations with anyone outside his crew. Michael himself knows he makes a far better Lieutenant, busy with duties he actually cares about, walking the line between following orders with absolute obedience and unapologetically calling out anything he disagrees with, reliable and relentless in equal measure.

Jeremy is meticulous, when he’s in charge he plots and plans and double checks, the very image of the perfect boss except for one flaw; more often than not he’s easily swayed. Will put together the perfect stealth plan only to agree when Michael makes a convincing argument for the importance of rocket launchers, conduct an ideal heist until Gavin begs to go after something shiny or Ray inquires about abandoning the sensible get away car for hilarious motorised scooters.

When Gavin is on his game he is fucking glorious, a flashbang of reckless laughter and terrible ideas none of them can resist, the promise that come hell or hand-grenades they will all be going home with a story. When Gavin plays leader he needs a lot of faith, needs the others to trust in things that don’t seem remotely feasible, but the payoff is always worth it. Except for the days when his words are too sharp, his eyes too cold, when he wants nothing more than to pick a fight with the most dangerous crook in the room, to swagger around the LSPD’s station unmasked, jump from a plane without checking his parachute; dancing with death just to see if he can. If they’re not careful on those days, if they missed the clues, the rest of the Lads would follow him down, unable discern between Gavin’s usual absurd genius and those streaks of genuinely aimless apathy until they’re all careening towards destruction.

So, as grating as it seems, there is an undeniable argument for a permanent leader, someone to keep them all on course, to take the responsibilities they don’t want, someone who can captain their ship without trying to push them all overboard. Still, you can’t just walk up to one of these infamous criminals and hand them an invitation; selling yourself – your dream, your crew, your city – takes time, takes planning, so in the end the FAHC’s first recruitment isn’t even one of those big three.

It’s pure luck when Michael meets Lindsay; finds her twirling a nail-studded bat in the wreckage of a bar, sipping a cocktail like she hadn’t just caved a man’s head in, and really nothing on earth could have stopped Michael from offering her a place in the crew. From talking them up in a way he’d never really bother with normally, because honestly how could he not. It doesn’t take much to get the other three onboard, Lindsay was a perfect fit, a seamless addition, and with her the FAHC is unquestionably more efficient.

Strangely the Vagabond is actually far easier to get on board than any had anticipated. After they start actively seeking his attention Ryan can’t help but watch the Lads. Not because their jobs are impressive (they are, actually, but Ryan’s in high demand, so very many crews out there are impressive enough) but because they are endearing eager; nothing like the pathetic begging of so many others, no attempt to convince Ryan he should be desperate to work with them, just genuine enthusiasm to prove themselves worthy of his time. They’re funny, something akin to a pack of reckless puppies; certainly capable of outrageous damage but equally likely to trip over their own oversized paws in their excitement, and in this business Ryan really shouldn’t find it as charming as he does. They take to leaving him all kinds of gifts; generally intriguing , often amusing and near always utterly gruesome, and after a month or so of hanging around the city toying with them they manage to get a former Rooster onside to run the show and Ryan’s run out of reasons to say no.

Gavin’s the one they sent after Geoff, when the Lads decide they’re ready to try to bring the notoriously creative, fortuitously crew-seeking man into the FAHC. Gavin’s first approach, full of deferential respect playing to Ramsey’s ego, is a complete bust; Geoff thought he was sweet, called him kid, laughed in his face and sent him out the door with a crack about coming back when he was old enough to drive. The second approach involves pulling a full blown job on Ramsey, one that starts with the man unknowingly buying Gavin a supercar and ends with the priceless tailored suit he’s wearing being pinned to the wall with a nail gun, Gavin grinning away like a particularly bloodthirsty shark, and all of a sudden Geoff can’t say he isn’t tempted. Deigns to finally listen to the recruitment spiel, as though he’s got any other choice right now, and despite himself is quickly sold on the whole crew.

Jeremy goes out one day and comes back with a handful of people, some they’d been discussing as a group, some the others hadn’t heard of, but all perfectly capable of holding their own agains the Lad’s disgruntled dissent. Steffie, who takes a look at their set up, rolls her eyes, then pulls out her phone and starts making a list, talking dealers and bases and possible new hires. Trevor who immediately sets to soothing ruffled feathers, sidling up to Gavin and gushing about some ridiculous theft, questioning Michael about his preference in heavy weaponry, ignoring the way Ray is skulking around behind him. Matt they’d all agreed on, welcoming the chance to push off all computering nonsense onto someone else, and Mica assures them all that she’s got no interest in sticking around, will work contracts as requested but isn’t about the stationary crew life. In the end no blood is spilt, no tempers flare too badly, and Jeremy is reasonably sure he isn’t going to wake up with a gun to his temple, so all in all it goes pretty well.

The last missing piece, Jack, is actually tracked down by Ray in the end; he wanders off one day and comes back with a very amused woman in tow, decked out in a hideous Hawaiian shirt and driving an obscenely nice Lamborghini. Apparently after finding her, not particularly difficult considering she wasn’t trying to hide, Ray simply told Jack all about Geoff’s fumbling attempts to simultaneously familiarise himself with the mess that is Los Santos, integrate himself into, and begin to take control of, an already close-knit, functioning crew, and do it all while pretending he’s not at all rattled by the Lad’s unwavering fascination with the horrifically notorious assassin who insists on sticking a straw through his mask to pound down a truly irresponsible number of diet cokes. It took a while for her utterly joyous, completely uncontrollable laughter to die down, but when she finally calmed Jack immediately started packing.

Mute pt. 2

When Lance was 6 he became a middle child. It was like having to take on a responsibility that you didn’t ask for yet simultaneously never being responsible enough when you are.
It’s like being told to stand up and when you do, it isn’t tall enough.

For lance, it was like screaming at the top of your lungs, but never being heard.

So at 12 years old, Lance decides he was going to stop talking, at first he was trying to make a statement. That his voice mattered, and if his family wanted to hear him they were going to have to listen.

It took his mama 48 hours before she realized what he was doing and less than a minute after before she scolded him for being silent.
His mother, bless her soul; made sure to warn him about bottling up emotions.
The next day she sent him to see a counselor.
Sometimes Lance would come out of counseling more angry than when he arrived, and other times more bottled.
It was trial and error, but he had found a way to manage his emotions, and just in time for his move into the dorms at the Garrisons. It helped that when he got there he roomed up with his Best Friend Hunk who shared similar characteristics to his previous counselors. Hunk overall didn’t seem to mind.

Traveling through space brought on a different type of anxiety, the kind that Lance had so far managed to control, until
Now.
“Lance.. Lance buddy are you okay?”
They have been friends for a long time. They became best friends when Lance was still the youngest sibling in the McClain family. So it isn’t a surprise that Hunk can see that he’s lying.
“Lance… I know that it’s been a while but you can’t keep bottling up your emotions like this, your going to have another episode if you do.”
“Episode?”
Hunk watches the expressions on Lance’s face change.
He settles with a weak smile.
“It’s nothing Pidge, don’t worry about it.”

“Stop saying that.”

Lance cuts a glare at Hunk, warning him to keep his mouth shut.
The yellow Paladin isn’t affected, but he’s careful to not push his boundaries. It will only send Lance deeper into the hole he’s built himself.
Pidge doesn’t seem all that convinced, but she’s interrupted from asking any more questions.

“What happened out there?” It’s Allura and she’s demanding answers.

Lance opens his mouth, but there is nothing.

“LANCE!” She yells
He can hear his heart beat, and the louder it grows the softer Allura voices becomes until there is nothing.

“…nce…Lance.”
Lance feels someone lay a hand on his shoulder causing his body to jolt.
“Lance are You okay?”- the voice repeats, this time careful to avoid any skin contact:
“-You were crying.”
Lance rubs the back of his hand against his eyes, to find that he was in fact crying.
“Lance?”
“I wish Shiro was here…” Lance feels a nauseating wave of tears overcome his body as he bends forward and wraps his arms around his legs; Curling in on himself.
He wonders how Shiro would have handled this situation. Several scenarios run through his head but the end result is always the same.

If Shiro were here, Keith wouldn’t be a ticking time bomb to begin with.

It’s almost impossible to believe Shiro chose Keith to be the new leader.
Almost impossible, because there they were, taking command from Keith.
Which only helped plant the seed embedded in his head.
“Keith is right, what I do has no point.”

“Dude. You’re kind of scaring me. You know if you need someone to talk to, you always have me.”

“We got in a fight…” Lance whispers.
It’s barely audible and Hunk wonders if he heard right.

“A fight? With who?”

“Keith.”

Hunk doesn’t push it and Lance doesn’t say anything, just bites the inside of his lip until he can taste blood.
“It’s um… fine if you don’t want to talk right now.
I actually came to tell you Coran is making breakfast, you didn’t eat dinner last night because you passed out, so let’s get you food. You might feel better if you do.”
Lance just nods his head, he slowly untangles himself and finds a shirt off the floor to replace the armor he slept in.
Ignoring all his personal hygienic care that he articulated as most important when they first arrived on the castle, he follows Hunk to the dining room instead.

“So glad you decided to join us.”
It’s a snarky remark, that he expected from Keith, so it throws up warning bells when it’s from Allura.

When Hunk realizes that Lance is just standing awkwardly in front of the table, he pushes him towards a chair to take a seat.

Everyone has finally gathered together at the dining table, food mostly finished by the other Paladins, but Lance just pushes his goo in circles. He still hasn’t found his appetite.

“Keith told me about the mission.” Allura mentions.

Lance’s lips move into an O shape. But no sounds come out.

“He told me about the abandoned ship, and how there wasn’t any traces of Shiro even being there. I know how important his presence has been for you two. So I apologize for my outburst yesterday.”

Lance just shrugs.
“It’s fine, I was… just tired.”

Allura continues to talk about training and how she expected everyone to meet in the training room. Lance stay back a while longer and it doesn’t go unnoticed that Keith is waiting too.

“We need to talk.”

THe he blue Paladins thinks of several ways the conversations will end and it never ends in his favor.

“…sorry.”
Keith shares an exasperated sigh.

“I’m sorry okay, I got mad and I freaked out on you. I’m the one who should be saying sorry.”
Lance doesn’t say anything.

“We should get to training. Focus on finding Shiro, forget anything happened.”

Lance still can’t find the words.
He wants to tell him that it isn’t okay, that he doesn’t forgive him, but he can’t find his voice because he wants to believe him, he wants to believe that Keith is sorry and that he didn’t mean what he said.

So he nods, because even if he forgives him it doesn’t mean he forgets.

anonymous asked:

For the AU thing- the world NEEDS more merman!Victor and Pirate!Yuuri. Yuuri saves Victor from a roadside freakshow (circus?)

As soon as Yuuri locked eyes with him, he knew he couldn’t leave without him.

He sneaked away from his crew that evening to avoid drinking too much at the bar before setting out the sea the next morning. He heard there was some kind of circus nearby so he decided to go check it out. He only told his right hand mate Phichit where he was going, in case the captain hadn’t returned by dawn.

The banner flapping outside the tent in the wind depicted a painted image of a beautiful mermaid that looked like it had the eyes of an angel. Yuuri was always curious about mermaids since he first started sailing the seas from Hasetsu ocean, but he had never encountered one. These days mermaids were written as myths, but still Yuuri sailed on board his ship hoping one day he would meet one.

And he did. But not in the way that he had expected.

He saw enclosed in a tank just a bit larger than the creature itself a lonely merman with flowing long silver hair. It was floating towards the bottom of the tank, uninterested in the audience surrounding him, shouting at him to do something, poking and pounding on the glass that made the merman shrink back and wince in fear. His caretaker, some grumpy old man in an old hat, only cared enough to make sure no one climbed in the tank or that nothing was thrown in to pollute the water.

Yuuri hated the sight. The beautiful creature didn’t deserve this.

So he waited till after the show, till the merman was left alone in the back area of the tank. Yuuri sneaked past the guards by bribing them with a bottle of rum, pleading to just get a glimpse of the merman as a dream since he was a child. It wasn’t a lie, but he had to be convincing and innocent on outer appearance.

As soon as they met eyes again, Yuuri held up a finger to not make a sound. The merman stared back at him with wide eyes, curiously drawn to Yuuri’s appearance since he did not seem like a normal spectator.

Instead Yuuri leaned as close to the glass as he could so that the merman could hear him above a whisper.

“Do you want to escape?”

The merman blinked for a moment. Yuuri wasn’t sure if he understood English, but suddenly the merman nodded. He swam swiftly up to the top of the tank where Yuuri met him halfway and pulled him out.

They ran. Or well, Yuuri ran, while the merman was carried in his arms.

It was almost dawn, but before Phichit could worry about where their captain had run off to, the crew spotted him carrying a beautiful merman in his arms.

“I want to set him free in the ocean. But we can’t do it here, people will see and search for him once they know I’ve taken them,” Yuuri quickly explained before anyone could get a word out. Prepare the water in my bath. We’re sailing back to Hasetsu Ocean.”

The crew scrambled on his orders, Phichit only giving Yuuri a coy smile before being pushed by the captain’s boot to go prepare the bath.

Yuuri carefully set the merman inside the tub, Phichit giving them alone time and orders to set sail before the sun was up. Yuuri sighed as he sat on a stool, watching the merman carefully.

“Sorry, it’s smaller than your tank, but it’s the only thing big enough to hold a…person and water at the same time,” Yuuri explained.

He nearly jumped and fell off his stool when the merman finally spoke.

“Thank you for rescuing me,” he spoke in a melodic voice. Almost like a siren, but not as tempting to drown yourself.

“Y-You can understand me?” Yuuri stammered.

“I’ve picked up the language from traveling so much on land, well being transported I mean,” the merman noted. “You don’t know how much it means to me to finally be free from that freakshow.”

“Well I couldn’t bear to leave you there. Mermaids and mermen don’t belong in tanks,” Yuuri frowned.

“So are you a sailor?” The merman looks curiously around the ship’s bathing room.

“Pirate, actually, but I’m more interested in sailing rather than treasure,” Yuuri tells him. “I’m the captain of this ship.”

“And does a captain have a name?” 

“Yuuri, the U is pronounced longer since I’m Japanese,” Yuuri pronounced.

“Japan? How wonderful, Japan sounds lovely. I was originally from a coast off of Spain, but my name has more of a Russian sound to it. I’m Viktor.”

“Viktor, well it’s nice to meet you. Ah sorry we can’t chart a course to Spain, it would take too many days so we’re heading back to Japan.”

“That’s alright, I’d much prefer to start a new life, and no doubt once they find I’m missing they’ll suspect I’ve headed back to my former home.”

They shared stories and eventually Viktor was carried to the captain’s quarters where he met the crew. Yuuri made them swear secrecy about this or he’d have a private word with them, which was rarely ever good.

Once they made it to Hasetsu Ocean at their private cove,  Yuuri carried Viktor to the waters.

“Well, I guess this is goodbye,” Yuuri smiled at his merman companion who he’d gotten to know pretty well during their journey home. He did his best to hold back the salty tears in his eyes.

Viktor seemed reluctant to go.

“Can’t I stay with you? You said your family runs an inn and a huge bath!” Viktor almost pleaded in his voice, holding onto Yuuri’s hand.

“I don’t think a hot springs is a place for a merman. Besides, you can be free now, live a new life,” Yuuri urged, but not wanting to let go either

Viktor suddenly pulled him down into the water, the pirate letting out a yelp as water splashed his clothes and he was pulled close against Viktor.

Viktor pressed a kiss to his lips.

“You’re the greatest hidden treasure I have found Yuuri,” Viktor confessed once they broke apart for air.

“Stop being sappy,” Yuuri choked, a mix of tears and salt water dripping down his face. “You’re mine too. I’m sure we’ll see each other again, someday.”

Yuuri watched as Viktor splashed his magnificent tail in his face and disappeared into the ocean horizon, taking a piece of his heart with him.

Ten years later…

Yuuri settled in retiring from sailing and as a pirate. His crew dispersed around the world moving onto other occupations and new lives. He never saw Viktor again since that day, but it didn’t stop him for heading down to the beach every morning, listening to the gulls and the waves.

There was an article in the newspaper dated a week after Yuuri released Viktor into the ocean, about the freakshow losing their main attraction that had mysteriously gone missing. No one had ever found out who helped him escape and the guards that were on duty were too drunk from rum to remember. They would’ve sent out a search party, but oddly enough their ships had been left in a state not well enough to sail. Yuuri’s crew might’ve had a hand to it, but no one caught any proof. The freakshow was cancelled for good, so Yuuri was at ease for Viktor’s safety.

Yuuri didn’t marry or start a family yet. His family worried about his loneliness, but Yuuri was content with having part of his heart and his love taken into the sea.

One fateful morning Yuuri walked down to the ocean again as usual. He still didn’t expect to see Viktor again, but as he let his poodle Vicchan (whom he named after a certain merman) run around the sand, Yuuri stopped.

Standing naked before him on the beach, with eyes of an angel, short platinum hair that still flowed in the breeze as if it was underwater, holding a piece of Yuuri’s heart with a smile on his face was a man without a fin.

“V-Viktor?” Yuuri thought he was dreaming.

The man beamed at him and held his arms open wide.

“Yuuri!” 

Rescue (Bellamy Blake x Reader)

Request: can u do a Bellamy imagine like murphy takes u instead of jasper and use prompts 7 & 15 and the octavia and clarke realise why bellamys fighting so hard for your safety and that’s prompt 10 like yeah pretty much that whole scene though thankyou xx

A\N: Sorry this took so long to post, I had it all written but my phone crashed and it never saved :(( Hope you like it, i hope it’s okay that I changed a bit of what happens in this so it’s not exactly the same as the episode\scene xox

Originally posted by bellrkebby

Warning: Swearing, violence 


As you walk inside the drop ship, an eery feeling washes over you. Something bad is going to happen. Brushing the thought away, you were ready to meet your best friend Jasper, ready to have your daily session filled with gossip, jokes, terrible puns and your obsession with Octavia’s older brother, Bellamy. Suddenly, the loud grinding noise of the large door startles you as it begins to close. When the noises stop you hear a plethora of shouting coming from outside, and you recognise Jasper and Ravens voice calling your name. You bang your fist on the cold metal and let out a sigh of relief when someone knocks back. But before you can speak, a voice has you snapping around.

 "Didn’t mean to frighten you, princess.“ Murphy apologises, sitting down on Ravens work table. You cringe at the nickname but think about the real problem at hand. 

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm on anon bc I mainly worry about that sort of thing, heh. Besides this, I'm asking about, specifically, Sterek - in the sense that I don't really ship it myself, and I wanted to say that regardless of this, and that you do - your blog is brilliant. In general, your posts on the TW fandom and the various ships within are perfect and I agree 100%. Mainly, I'm asking about the sterek, or more specifically Stiles/Derek from actual canon tw, because I could never see anything other than (1/?)

Derek being physically aggressive towards the younger and weaker (in the sense of physical strength) human - a person in a position of power over another abusing that power. In a sense. Since, whenever I watch the show I can’t help but see that, I was hoping you could either explain in that great way you usually do that makes things make sense, or at least point me in the direction of posts that have already done so, how exactly their friendship developed(because, yes, I don’t think I could(2/?)

ever ship it romantically). Mainly I’d just like to see another’s less biased point of view/take on their dynamic, so as not to alienate a serious amount of my fanfic readers despite the fact that it’s probably gonna end up as Stalia(oh the horror, that gets like 0 reads ever)I don’t want to sideline any characters that are important, such as Derek, and when I watch the show I can never get his character and his dynamic with Stiles down in my head because it’s screaming at me not to like him 3/?

And I hate that, because I never like to despise a character without good reason to; I don’t want to misrepresent the dynamic, I have to repeat, when I get to later seasons. It’ll also help me understand him more, I think, and I hope you don’t mind this ridiculously long anon ask, oops. I’m on anon mainly bc of a worry of this being received negatively, as I’ve seen this sort of query being done in the past for related topics. Ehrm, that’s it, thanks for reading this even if you don’t answer.4/4

Derek is pretty violent with everyone, including Stiles, in the first two seasons. Fandom has taken this violence and projected sexual tension onto it to justify the ship, but if we’re going to count every instance of violence as belligerent sexual tension, then everyone on this show has foe-yay with everyone else.

The thing is, Derek was trying to do the right thing - he just didn’t really consider things like collateral damage or value of life in the process. When Scott was Bitten, Derek did try to help Scott learn to control his wolf…it’s just that he also lied to Scott about a potential cure for lycanthropy in order to manipulate Scott into helping him. Neither of these somehow negate or undermine the other.

Similarly, in Season 2, Derek felt responsible for the kanima, and thus wanted to kill it before it could kill anyone else. The problem is that he wasn’t considering the life of the human who was the kanima without knowing, and he was jumping to conclusions and nearly killed the wrong person (Lydia) because she might be the kanima. Derek wanted to build a pack, and ended up dragging three new teenagers into the mess, two of whom would still be alive if he hadn’t. But, they were also extremely isolated before they were in a pack, and never seemed to resent Derek for turning them, even when (in the case of Boyd, at least) it got them killed.

Derek tries all the time, and tries really damn hard. He also fails all the time, and fails really damn hard. Most of that failure all traces back to tunnel vision - he gets so focused on one problem or factor, he never really thought about anything else. Isaac called him out on this in Season 3A - Derek was wallowing about Cora’s life and Jennifer’s betrayal, which meant he was forgetting about all the other stuff going on that needed to be dealt with.

Derek also tended to presume to know best in the first two seasons and diving head first into problems. A lot of his development in Seasons 3 and 4 was taking a step back to think through the circumstances, and/or taking guidance from those around him. Whether he was the alpha and taking guidance from his betas (i.e. following Boyd’s plan against the alpha pack, listening to Isaac calling him out, etc.), or when he was a beta again but following others’ leads (following Scott as an alpha, taking proverbial marching orders from Allison in 3B, following the Sheriff’s lead and Braeden’s lead in Season 4, etc.), Derek always did better working with someone else instead of trying to lead on his own.

To put it another way: Derek really sucks at being King Arthur, but he makes for a fantastic Merlin.

Derek was a wonderfully supportive and empathic individual. Because he struggled with being an alpha, he was a confidante for Scott when he struggled to be a (true) alpha. Derek went from tunnel vision, brooding, and wallowing in the first few seasons, to learning how to use “human” self-defense mechanisms in Season 4 when he realized he wasn’t healing and seemed to be losing his lycanthropy (and his strength and senses with it). IIRC, he never just sat down and listened to someone pour their heart out on him in the first two seasons, yet Season 3 opens with him doing exactly that, and this is something he continues to do throughout the rest of his time on the show.

I’ve said before that “quiet” =/= shy or introverted. Derek is never the kind to talk a lot in the show. In the first two seasons, this manifested as him doing things without really telling anyone or talking to anyone about it. Later, this manifested as him listening to people. He didn’t have to change this part of who he is, he just learned to be more empathetic and productive about it.

Derek’s story also plays into one of the central themes of the show. The werewolf symbol of revenge is the spiral, but here’s the thing about spirals: if they aren’t stopped, then they’ll go on forever. Derek could’ve kept pursuing vengeance for his family, but chose not to, and came out better for it. This is highlighted by the nogitsune in 3B, when Derek is infected by one of the flies. Yes, Kate was already dead, but Kate was one person and his family was way more than that. He could’ve kept going, he could’ve murdered Allison and Chris just because they were Kate’s family (the same way his family died just for being werewolves/in a werewolf pack), and the nogitsune nearly pushed him to do that. But instead, Derek ended the spiral of vengeance, recognizing that Allison and Chris had nothing to do with Kate’s murder, and how different they were from Kate (regretting their own participation in Hunter psychosis, trying to change the family motto and M.O., etc.)

Derek’s story is very much one of someone grieving tremendously and suffering from horrific trauma. But, it’s also one that shows that one’s own trauma can end up hurting those around them (the fact that Derek was traumatized and suffering for the first two seasons doesn’t change the fact he engaged in a lot of manipulative and abusive behavior at the time). And, Derek’s story is the process of recovering from grief and trauma, and learning to let go of anger in pursuit of one’s own well-being.

How this relates to Sterek in particular, I’ve written about here and here, and feel free to ask if you have any more questions on it. :)

And here are some fics which capture Derek’s character really well:

See You on the Other Side - Derek doesn’t swoop in and save the day - but he does help Stiles, and he learns to share with Stiles and take help from others.

The Nightmare of My Choice - Long-distance relationship FTW.

Starts with “F”, Ends With “U” - Fantastic way of Derek using his own experiences to help Stiles with his current abuse, and a great exploration of Derek’s trauma that doesn’t tokenize it or reduce his abuse to stereoptyes of what abuse actually entails.

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i’ve been infamous for my negative opinion about ‘dear evan hansen’, and asked by a few people to explain how i could hate a show so “wonderful and inspiring”. i’ve listened to the soundtrack through act one and couldn’t get any further because i was that unimpressed, but to formally make a full opinion, i’ve elected to start watching the bootleg. i know the full plot (read it on wikipedia) and i know the fanbase pretty well, considering i run a heathers blog and am friends with all the theatre nerds.

continue at your own possible offense. i have no idea why, if you’re a fan of the show, why you’d want to read a hella long rant against it, but i mean, live your life. please argue/discuss this with me privately (or anon i guess), because i’d rather limit the discourse.

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So i’m sorry that it has taken so long to get this out but I did recently reach 300+ followers! I am incredibly blessed to have that many people following my trash and hope to be someone you enjoy following. I wanted to do something really cool like a giveaway but sadly I didn’t have anything to really give away so maybe at my next 100 yeah? Anyway, thank you for following me and making my experience ah-mazing, I promise to work harder and bring you better content in the future. Now, on to my follow forever!

VIPs (in no particular order):

@fllameoflove you just switched blogs but you haven’t switched our amazing threads! you’re an amazing friend and writer, i am truly lucky to have found you on here. you have allowed me to help benjamin grow into the asshole that he is and i couldn’t thank you enough for that! 

@timexbomb hunty, you and i have recently become friends and what can i say? before i became a krp you had abby loving ethan and now we have lilly and eunhyuk (who is whipped for her) and i wouldn’t have it any other way? thank you for being such a great partner/friend and i hope we have a million more threads in the future!

@hyypejaeyoung i edited this maybe three times because my message would always get too long but god where do i start? you are definitely one of my favorite partners on this site. you and i have great characters and chemistry which is why i know our threads are always going to be good. whether it’s jae and won or brian and kyung, our threads give me plenty of angst and feels and i love you for that!

@sncwflckes BOO you have become my closest friend on this site! (no shade to anyone else ily all) but I am always looking forward to our conversations :) thank you so much for listening to me and letting me love and support you through everything and i can’t wait to have so many threads with you and watch as our characters grow together! 

@mysticmanyeo and last but certainly not least my honeybun. you have given me probably one of my most iconic ships and i couldn’t thank you enough for that. you’re hilarious af and i love that we can talk about hc with parker and ting ting all day long. i’m so glad that we started rping together and i can’t wait until we have so many more threads together!

To the people I follow, whom I love and definitely haven’t/won’t ever forget about you. You guys kept following me even after I switched over to my krp and i’ll love you for not ditching me.

@prepaids @collateralxbeauty @expletiives @prcttyliics @siircns @ragingwars @stargazvrs @shrinemade

And finally, to the people whom I deeply admire/stalk. We either have a thread and I can’t wait to rp with you or I am in complete awe of your writing and would love to rp with you in the future!

@hanbadboysolo @kkvm @assassinsandco @humcne @impurexistence @instigxte @justxcallxmexsuga @ksxyoon @mvn94 @nxjhyk @pcnti @powerpuffs @quiettuptown @queenclom @rampxnt @tearedrops @whctsmyncme @wevdy @xrupt @simpaticos @dahliancgra @trashyxocs @paidsoul @fckxillusion @scarletxaya @mcssagemcn  @icedtears @impurexistence @chrryblosscms @hllhnd @snsrng @yyhua @thevampiregwi @fxllxnbx @cxrruption @melodicskies @yourhalo

I’m sure there are countless others I forgot to mention and I apologize. So if you aren’t, follow these amazing people because they make my day by existing and they’ll make yours as well. Thank you for 300+ and, like I said, I promise to work harder at bringing you guys a great experience here and I hope you stick around with me long enough to reach my next 100, thank you!

anonymous asked:

I'm scared they're doing this to destroy their relationship (and make us jump ship) and to make him more appealing to dany but then how do you explain the arm grab? and sansa's heart eyes? and the obvious sexual tension? (I don't want to blame Kit and Sophie for it, they're professional actors)

Hello anon! Thanks for the ask!
To be honest, I’m very upset by this huge change in Jon’s character. I believe that if they wanted to sell this more douche-y, arrogant version of him, they should have done it in s6, after his revival. At least then it would have been more believable.
If they made Jon speak like that in order to destroy Jonsa as a possible ship, then they did a terrible job at it, because they included the Joffrey comparison, the arm grab, the heart eyes and the weird sexual tension, so I believe that was not their intention at all. (You can see it would have been a huge fail if it was their intention, just by the number of people who joined the ship after watching the episode)
I also think it’s highly unlikely that they wanted to destroy Jon and Sansa’s relationship, since in the s6 commentary they said their relationship is crucial to the show. Also, why give them all those bonding moments in s6 just to piss all over them in s7?
If they suddenly decided to make Jon into a bad boy to fit Danielle’s type then I will hate them forever and I’ll stop watching the show lol.
Idk why it happened really, but I have some other theories about it:
This scene could have happened in order for everyone to get hyped about Starkbowl, only for them to do something completely different and unexpected in the next episodes. I mean, we know it is stupid and it’s never gonna happen, but they’ve been hyping it for months. If they want us to be surprised by that “other thing”, they have to play along with the Starkbowl plot until it’s time to pull the rug from under our feet. (That other thing could be Jonsa)
Or it could have happened to make Sansa appear more sympathetic by making Jon the bad guy.
Or because they wanted Jon to be more authoritative and decisive and macho, so he had to put the woman in her place or something terribly misogynistic like that.
Or because they wanted us to see that Jon sucks at being a brotherly brother once more. Even when it comes to fighting he can’t get those sibling squabbling vibes going. Siblings fight, insult and talk down to each other all the time, but not the way those two do (I’d know. I have a brother and we certainly DON’T fight like that). Instead of an annoyed brother he sounded like an asshole boyfriend with an inferiority complex (God I never thought I’d use those words in relation to Jon Snow of all people).
In general this whole scene was very confusing and it gave me mixed Jonsa signals.
Also, this change in Jon is weird and terrible and I want the other Jon Snow back, the one who is kind and humble and listens to other people.
(My only consolation is that GRRM would never do such a thing in the books.)

Lucas/Maya One Shot...Kinda
  • Setting: Outside Topanga's. Lucas enters store, sees Josh with mystery girl in booth, talking close and laughing together, backs to the door. Lucas turns around and stops Maya short in her tracks:
  • Lucas(dodging and blocking her as she tries to look/get past him): Hey! Hey. Hey Hi. How are you?
  • Maya (Confused, annoyed): I’m…fine? I’ll be better once I get my smoothie though, so if you’ll just kindly move out of my way-
  • Lucas (Physically blocking her again, coaxing her like a child): -Orrrr maybe we could go get ice cream. You like ice cream, right? Yea? Come on, you know you do….mint chip? Chocolate? Strawberry with fudge? Isn't that your favorite? Great so let’s go then-
  • Maya(Increasingly annoyed): No-get off me Huckleberry I don’t want ice cream, I want a smoothie. “Lets go get a smoothie” means let’s get a smoothie not let’s get to the place where they sell the smoothies then decide to go get ice cream.
  • : Gives him strange look as she passes:
  • You are SUCH a freak sometimes…
  • Lucas(to himself): Nobody ever listens to the freak.
  • : Lucas follows Maya inside
  • Maya (Has spotted Josh, stopped short): Oh. So that’s why you didn’t want me to come in.
  • : Maya turns and walks back outside, Lucas follows:
  • Lucas: Maya, I…
  • Maya (Shaking her head): You know what? It’s fine.. We said the long game, didn’t we? We never said right now. If he want’s to…talk with someone else then that’s just part of the deal we made. It doesn’t mean anything changes between us, right?
  • Lucas: I-I don't know...
  • Maya (tearing up, desperately): No I’m right Lucas, say I’m right... You’re Mr. Moral Compass you know the difference between right and wrong, tell me that it’s fine he’s in there with some other girl and that it doesn’t change anything.
  • Lucas (Beat): …Okay. It doesn’t change anything then.
  • Maya (Wiping tears, fake chuckling): Great. So…How about ice cream?
  • Lucas (Looking back into Topanga's): Sure. Good idea. Just… give me a sec, OK?
  • Maya: You’re not gonna try and be a hero are you, cowboy? Because he’s obviously…busy and I don’t need to go bothering him-
  • Lucas: -I just need to use the little boys room, is that allowed?
  • Maya: …Oh. Ok. Gross.
  • : Maya exits up stairs:
  • : Lucas enters, taps shoulder of Josh:
  • Josh: …Lucas? Uh, hi, whats up man, how’s it going-
  • Lucas: -How could you do this?
  • Josh: Do what?
  • Lucas(gesturing at Josh and girl): This, how could you possibly do this to Maya?
  • Josh(Gesturing towards girl): Dude!
  • : Josh gets up and pulls Lucas aside:
  • Maya and I had an understanding-
  • Lucas: Yea? Did your understanding include her coming in here to see you sitting with another girl, again, and then go running out of here crying...AGAIN?
  • Josh: I...I didn’t know she would be here-
  • Lucas: -You didn’t know she would show up at a place she goes almost every day after school?
  • Josh: Well I didn’t think-
  • Lucas: -You didn't think.
  • Josh: Ok hey, wait a second, that's not very fair. I TOLD Maya she should focus on the now, that we both needed to live our lives.
  • Lucas: Do you think that makes any kind of difference when she walks in here and sees something like this?
  • Josh: It wasn’t like I was trying to hurt her. It was an honest mistake-but you know, Mr. Western Hero, you sure are getting pretty heated about something that isn't really your concern.
  • : Maya enters, standing watching, Lucas and Josh don't notice:
  • Lucas: Except it does concern me. Because I care about Maya…a LOT. She's one of my best friends and the most selfless person I know. She would do anything to make the people she loves happy and she deserves someone who can give that back to her.
  • Josh: I want to see her happy.
  • Lucas: Do you? Cause if I were you I would-
  • Josh: But you're not me.
  • Lucas: Nope. I'm not.
  • : Stares at ground, long beat, thinking/hesitating, launches into speech:
  • Do you even see the real her? Or really know her at all? How unbelievably beautiful, creative, and funny she is? Not to mention brave? Do you? Because if you don’t Josh? Walk away. Walk away now. Maya doesn’t need any more reasons to feel broken. And she definitely doesn’t need to get caught up in waiting around for some guy who isn’t going to take her feelings seriously. She needs someone who is going to appreciate how special she is.
  • Josh: And who is that someone supposed to be? You, Lucas? That person is supposed to be you?
  • Lucas: I didn’t say that-
  • Josh: -You CHOSE Riley. Not Maya. Riley. Or do you not remember that?
  • Lucas: Of course I remember, but that doesn’t mean-
  • Josh: -That you don’t like her?
  • Lucas: This isn’t about me this is about Maya-
  • Josh: -Oh no I think this is definitely about you too, man. You still like her…You still like her a lot.
  • : Lucas stares at Josh, they don’t break gaze:
  • Lucas (Gets serious, close to Joshs face, quietly and fiercely): All I know, is that if I see her cry over you one more time, I might have to ruin the reputation I’ve worked so hard to get around here. And I’d rather not do that. So how about you just do whatever it takes to fix this and save us all the trouble.
  • : Josh looks past Lucas, sees Maya. Lucas catches his gaze, turns around to see Maya there:
  • Maya: Lucas…I-
  • : Lucas gives one last glare at Josh, storms out past Maya. Maya stares in disbelief for a second, then follows him out:
  • Maya: Lucas!
  • : Lucas turns around on the stairs:
  • Maya: ….Thank you? What you said, I mean, I didn't think you-
  • Lucas(Shrugging): Don't mention it. It was nothing.
  • : Lucas exits:
  • Maya(to herself, confused): It was definitely something.

anonymous asked:

I agree with you 100% on your comment on Liza's response to those freaking out about Hook being left out. Unfortunately the people I've seen actually complaining are saying that the proof is on the screen for them too. Barely any Hook and he's only to serve the purpose of other characters, and A&E don't care about him. Sure, I want to see him way more and he's definitely been underused lately. But damn?? A couple bad episodes and it's the end of the world and the writers hate Hook??

Here’s my thing–I love literary and structural analysis like Linus loves his blankie. It fascinates me. It enhances my enjoyment of a show. But that kind of analysis demands–to some extent–an objective eye.

It’s a very, very different monster than speculation.

I can’t even begin to count the number of asks I get from people who say–here’s my theory and here’s a list of things I think point to it being true. And I can tell just by reading that the theory came first and then they went cherry picking for information to back it up.

That’s not how analysis works. You always need to analyze forward–never backward. But listen–I’m not here to be anyone’s dream killer or to rain on anyone’s parade. Speculation is fun and people should turn their imagination loose and see where it takes them.

But they also need to not lose sight of the fact that it’s just speculation. The story may very well go in a totally different direction.You can’t get so attached to your spec that if things don’t happen the way you theorized you consider them “wrong”.

And when I’m reading about specific lines or singular pieces of blocking being used to bolster a theory of where the story is headed–I’m sorry but no. That’s not how it works.You can’t cherry pick.

The piece has to be viewed as a whole.

So many times people jump to conclusions based on wildly broad parallels such as trying to equate Snow and Charming’s path to love with Hook and Emma’s.Since thus and such happened with characters A&B then it’ll be repeated with C&D. That’s a parallel. Well yes and no.

All fairy tale love stories are going to have certain points in common. That doesn’t make them parallel and it is certainly not an indicator of what’s to come.

You need to step back and look at larger thematic parallels to get an idea of where things are going.

Look people can have their opinions on what direction the show is headed in and they can be displeased and expound on the reasons why and that’s fine. You do you. But what makes me grind my teeth is their insistence that “it’s all right there on the screen.”

No, it isn’t. From a strictly structural viewpoint it isn’t.

I understand frustration with a storyline. I feel it all the time myself. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still look at what’s onscreen and see what path the writers and creatives are on. Just because I might not like the way a certain storyline is progressing doesn’t mean the characters are acting OOC and the writers have suddenly lost their talent or gotten their hate on.

What I see being bandied about regarding the marginalization of Hook is just not supportable by the evidence on the screen. 

OUAT is an ensemble drama. The nature of ensemble drama is that most of the characters are going to alternate between front and back burner storylines. Everyone does their turn as the exposition fairy. Everyone gets a turn to serve as counterpoint. It’s the nature of drama.

I’d happily tune in every week and watch the Captain Swan show for an hour but that’s not what this show is about.

But if you can’t look at Captain Swan and see that it is the equivalent of shipper Nirvana and that very few other ships have it as good–or have ever had it as good–man I don’t know. And if you don’t believe the genuine affection A&E have for the characters of Hook and Emma is visible onscreen–I just don’t get it.

That’s just my opinion though. As we used to say back in day–your mileage may vary.

Why I FUCKING LOVE the signs
  • Aries: you think you're a star and to me, you really are. There's a fire in you that never ever goes out. Everything you do, you do it with a passion I haven't seen in any other sign. And when you love, you love with all your soul. That's why I love you.
  • Taurus: I love you because there is no way to know you and not love you. Everything about you is adorable. You have the weirdest habits and strangest worries and I have an urge to hold you and tell you that none of the bad things you fear are ever going to happen to you because I will be there to protect you, and I want to be a part of your life forever.
  • Gemini: you're sassy and smart and witty and cool. I look up to you and how you deal with things. You impress me every single day. I love you because you never fail to surprise me, and because you make me want to be stronger, smarter and cooler, just like you. Loving you means learning to love myself. Loving you means growing. Loving you means new experiences on a daily basis and a life like a never ending journey.
  • Cancer: you always find the right words to make me remember who I am, because you don't forget. You're the keeper of the treasure that is pure, honest joy, and I trust you with all my heart. You remind me of how beautiful life can be and I love you cause you make me feel like we're in a movie.
  • Leo: you're merely the king of the jungle when it comes down to the two of us. You're a wild little cub with a heart of gold. You've got a playful side to you that you're afraid to show, but those who are close to you know your need for harmony and happiness. But even when you're feeling weak, you act strong to protect the ones you love. And that's why I love you.
  • Virgo: it is funny to me when people expect you to be the calculating perfectionist you come off as in private, too, because I know that you're a wild child at heart. More explicitely, you can be a total freak. You let go when you're secure, and then, you're free. Watching you just being you in your own little bubble is mesmerizing to me. Sometimes, I feel like we're a world apart, but then, you pull me back into yours. You're addicting. And I fucking love you.
  • Libra: you are so beautiful, inside and out. I can rely on you. With you, I feel safe. You laugh with me when I'm happy, you cry with me when I'm sad. I value your empathy and your radiant presence. You are a gift to everyone who knows you. I wish you could love yourself like I love you. I know I will love you forever.
  • Scorpio: when I'm down, you pick me up. You give me the extra kick I need. You can be like a drug. I love you because you give me everything I need and more. Spending time with you is an adventure, I never know what's next. You keep me excited. With you, one can make the craziest memories that make stories you wouldn't tell a soul, unless you're fucking wasted. We can share a secret. You're a friend one can count on and I will always want you in my life.
  • Saggitaurus: you have the lovely, golden, innocent soul of a little puppy. It is impossible to spend time with you and not get attached. You're cute and funny and adorable, you're full of energy and you make me want to be more positive,too. You always try your best to be the best you can be and I highly appreciate effort you put in everything you do. I love you because it's impossible not to.
  • Capricorn: like caramel ice cream, you've got a cold, hard shell, but a sweet, melting core. To get you to let me have a bit of that sweetness is my main motivation on my mission to get close to you. You're a challenge. You excite me. And I can tell by the sparkle in your eyes that you like to play this game as much as I do. I love you cause you play it cool, but I know you're just a kid at heart. You make me want to make you laugh, I want to make you happy.
  • Aquarius: you're art. You're fascinating, intimidating, challenging and never what others expect you to be. I love you like a little child loves the beautiful princess on an oil painting in the museum, I love you like an old woman that hears what used to be her favourite song when she was young after a long, long time and I love you like an addict loves the rush. You're an inspiration, motivation, a safe haven and a ship that sails to a place I've never been to before.
  • Pisces: your presence is so soothing. You are beautiful to look at, calming to listen to, you're delicate like a flower, but with the mind of a garden. I love you because you show me how easy life can be. You are a role model to others.
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lol omg so many ppl tagged me in this. i’m only doin’ it because @essiesims forced me to and i guess i owe her something for posting shiti on my dear bb boy santi’s birthday. (i’m holdin u to it b*tch)

1) Rules: tag 9 people who you would like to know better.

um i think everyone and their mother has done this already so if you’re one of those ppl who feels left out because you haven’t been tagged i tag u

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I was tagged by @lavender-dreams-sims, @nicotinc, @sim-bubble, @theartofqueenie, @simemi, @simamara, @blushingpxels, @fakecowplant, @simsarchive, @simlishmishaps, @xsavannah987x, @chusimmer & a few more!! I tried looking through my notifications for everyone, but I think I missed a few! 

I think almost everyone’s done this already, but I will tag @simsomedia, @obisims, @linds-sims, @glitterysimmies, @payte, @rambunctioussimmer, @edgypandasimmer, @thecactus, @wild-pixel, @simplifiedsimi@pearlescentsims, @prudence25 if you’ve already done it, no worries!!

Relationship Status: In a relationship
Last Song I Listened To: Keaton Henson - Sweetheart, what have you done to us?
Last Book Read/Listened To: I read Alone In Berlin by Hans Fallada whilst on vacation and it is truly incredible- it moved me to tears. 
Favorite Color: Orange!
Top Three Shows: Ohh maan, I honestly don’t really watch TV that much?? So I guess I’d say NCIS, Psycho-Pass, Fairy Tail.
Top Three Characters: Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect 1-3), Varric Tethras (Dragon Age 2-Inquistion), Solas (Dragon Age: Inquisiton)
Top Three Ships: Shepard/Garrus (Mass Effect 1-2), Hawke/Anders (Dragon Age 2) , Sole Survivor/MacCready (Fallout 4)

BOLD the statements that are true for you!

APPEARANCE:

  • I am 5'7" or taller
  • I wear glasses
  • I have at least one tattoo
  • I have at least one piercing
  • I have blonde hair
  • I have brown eyes
  • I have short hair
  • My abs are at least somewhat defined
  • I have or have had braces

PERSONALITY:

  • I love meeting new people
  • People tell me that I’m funny
  • Helping others with their problems is a big priority for me
  • I enjoy physical challenges
  • I enjoy mental challenges
  • I’m playfully rude with people I know well
  • I started saying something ironically and now I can’t stop saying it
  • There is something I would change about my personality

ABILITY:

  • I can sing well
  • I can play an instrument
  • I can do over 30 pushups without stopping
  • I’m a fast runner
  • I can draw well
  • I have a good memory
  • I’m good at doing math in my head
  • I can hold my breath underwater for under a minute
  • I have beaten at least 2 people in arm wrestling
  • I know how to cook at least 3 meals from scratch
  • I know how to throw a proper punch

HOBBIES:

  • I enjoy playing sports
  • I’m on a sports team at my school or somewhere else
  • I’m in an orchestra or choir at my school or somewhere else
  • I have learned a new song in the past week
  • I work out at least once a week
  • I’ve gone for runs at least once a week in the warmer months
  • I have drawn something in the past month
  • I enjoy writing
  • FANDOMS ARE MY #1 PASSION
  • I do or have done martial arts

EXPERIENCES:

  • I have had my first kiss
  • I have had alcohol
  • I have scored the winning goal in a sports game
  • I have watched an entire season of a TV show in one sitting
  • I have been at an overnight event
  • I have been in a taxi
  • I have been in the hospital or ER in the past year
  • I have beaten a video game in one day
  • I have visited another country
  • I have been to one of my favorite band’s concerts

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • I’m in a relationship
  • I have a crush on a celebrity
  • I have a crush on someone I know
  • I have been in at least 3 relationships
  • I have never been in a relationship
  • I have asked someone out or admitted my feelings to them
  • I get crushes easily
  • I have had a crush on someone for over a year
  • I have been in a relationship for at least a year
  • I have had feelings for a friend

MY LIFE:

  • I have at least one person I consider a “best friend”
  • I live close to my school
  • My parents are still together
  • I have at least one sibling
  • I live in the united states
  • There is snow right now where I live
  • I have hung out with a friend in the past month
  • I have a smartphone
  • I have at least 15 CD’s
  • I share my room with someone

RANDOM SHIT:

  • I have breakdanced
  • I know a person named Jamie
  • I have had a teacher with a last name that’s hard to pronounce
  • I have dyed my hair
  • I’m listening to one song on repeat right now
  • I have punched someone in the past week
  • I know someone who has gone to jail
  • I have broken a bone
  • I have eaten a waffle today
  • I know what I want to do with my life
  • I speak at least 2 languages 
  • I have made a new friend in the past year

anonymous asked:

I wish you would write a fic where Hera and Kanan have a serious diagreement and others (I don't really mind who, it can be any onlookers from the Ghost crew to Hondo or Inquisitors or whoever) are super uncomfortable about it bc they're the ORIGINAL SHIP HERE SERIOUSLY stop fighting and kiss okay? Bonus if Ezra is the only one who is super cool about it. What say you? XD

“Are they still at it?”

Sabine looked worried.  She was biting her nails as she strained to hear what was being said on the other side of the wall.

Ezra frowned, she seemed far more bothered by this than made sense.  “I dunno.  I guess so?”

Sabine tucked a nonexistent strand of hair behind her ear.  “I don’t understand,” she said.  “Why are they doing this?  It’s Hera and Kanan; they don’t fight!  I mean, not with each other, anyway.”

It was true, during the time he had been with the Ghost crew, Ezra had witnessed disagreements, differences of opinion, he had seen both of them frown or roll their eyes at something the other had said, but he had never seen anything on this scale.

“I mean,” Sabine continued.  She got to her feet and began to pace back and forth across the room.  “How long has it been now?”

Honestly, he wasn’t sure.  “An hour, maybe?” He suggested.

“Should we go in there?  Maybe there’s something we could do?”

Ezra shook his head vehemently.  “No way I’m getting in the middle of that,” he told her.  “What are they even fighting about anyway?”

“I don’t know.  I wasn’t there for the start of it.”

Ezra shrugged.  “People fight.  They’ll stop eventually.  Hey, why don’t we go for a walk or something?  Get out of their way.”

Sabine frowned hesitantly.  “Sure, I guess,” she said.


“Have they gone?” Hera asked.

Kanan was quiet for a moment, head cocked slightly to the side as though listening as he reached out using the Force to check on the whereabouts of the rest of the crew.  Chopper and Zeb had left earlier, reluctantly roped into helping out with something around the base.  Sabine and Ezra had shown no signs of leaving at all.

He nodded.  “Coast is clear,” he confirmed.  “Finally.  I thought they were never going to leave.”

Hera sighed.  “You don’t think that was a little mean, do you?”

“Yeah, definitely,” Kanan told her.  He stretched out on the bed and grinned a little wickedly.  “So, I figure they’ll be at least a couple of hours.  We have the ship to ourselves for this first time in years.  What do you want to do?”