i even tried to make his nose bigger

shadowhunting  asked:

for the writing prompts: "i adore you" for malec 🕊

“i adore you.”

the expression on alec’s face changed from a happy, playful grin to a look of utter shock, as if he wasn’t aware of the fact that magnus was madly in love with him. they were sitting on the couch, the tv flickering almost lazily in front of them. magnus’ reading glasses were sliding off of alec’s nose slowly, almost comically, alec having been in a rather cheeky mood and plucking them off of magnus’ nose and trying them on for himself. The sight of seeing alec blinking rapidly as he tried to adjust his eyes to the prescription, the round frames making alec look even more precious than he was and magnus had let out a giggle, shaking his head in astonishment and disbelief as alec scrunched up his nose adorably, a smile on his face.

“me too,” alec replied quietly, almost a whisper, but his eyes widened, the glasses making them look even bigger, and he added on rapidly, “i mean, not that i adore me as well, but that i adore you. so, so much.”

magnus chuckled and slowly, almost intimately, reached out and removed the glasses on alec’s faces, his fingers brushing against alec’s skin and causes the younger man to shiver. magnus set them down on the table and snuggled into alec’s side, who put his arms around him.

“i’m so glad i met you,” magnus sighs, tracing a rune on alec’s arm absentmindedly and alec inhales sharply through his nose. it takes him a moment to respond with, “yeah.” a simple, short reply but it holds so much meaning and there’s so much sincerity in his voice that magnus’ heart melts.

“i’m really glad i met you, too.”

Chains (Part 1)//Theo Raeken

this was the only gif close to what i wanted ok bare with me here 

Request: @redstringlovers: can you do an imagine with theo and reader where like maybe they have been dating for a while and he wants to propose to her so he plans out this really sweet evening and stuff? Thanks😘Sammie I love you so very much but I took your request and fucked it up. I’m coming back from my hiatus and hitting y’all with a two-parter. This is not what you asked for but it’s halloween month bitches, so it’s time to get spooky. If you wanna get even spookier with it, you can go listen to these songs on youtube: here and here

*this is also very loosely inspired from a scene in Penny Dreadful

*also I have no idea what kind of “creature” my villain is ok he’s just kind of a jumbled mess


Darkness. Darkness was all I saw when my eyes fluttered open. My head tipped upwards from where it was hanging in front of me to try to observe my surroundings but proved unsuccessful. The muscles in my shoulders ached as the chains around my wrists did nothing but tighten each time I tried to maneuver out of them. The cold chain swiping my back along with the shadowy surrounding gave me chills. Moonlight began to shine from the cracked skylight above, illuminating the otherwise dark and dank room. The stone of the walls beginning to chip and the grimy floor covered in what I could only imagine to be dirt and dried blood.

The stink of mold clouded my head as I tried to think of what had happened before I was brought here. The last thing I remember was being at home. I don’t think I was doing anything particularly important, but I don’t remember much after.. Wait- as I put myself back in that moment, I began to see flashes. My brows furrowed as I tried to concentrate. I saw myself back at home, putting my textbooks back in my bag as he grabbed me. The chains on my wrists pulled but didn’t budge as I tried to call out to her, but they were gone. His dark cloak wrapped around her body and the vision disappeared just as fast as it had come. Tears fell from my eyes as I tried to settle my heavy breathing. I couldn’t see him in the moment but he was there. He took me from my home.

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Michael After Midnight: The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy

Ah, October, a month where the internet becomes obsessed with ghosts and goblins in preparation for Halloween. And really, can I fault the people for that? The dark, macabre, and spooky make for great entertainment! Plenty of great scary movies out there for the adults to enjoy to get into the spirit, but what about kids? Well, there’s Goosebumps and all those other shows like it, but what about a dark, macabre cartoon filled with spooky shit?

Enter The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, one of the best Cartoon Network cartoons ever made. Released in August of 2001, it came just in time for that year’s Halloween, and lasted six years, with seven seasons under its belt. During that time, the show endeared itself to audiences with its combination of dark comedy, grossout humor, and just plain weird situations…though weirdness is par for the course when you’re pals with the Grim Reaper, I suppose.

So what is the plot of this cartoon? Well, one day a hamster owned by a stupid boy named Billy was about to die, and the Grim Reaper came to take him. Billy’s cunning, evil best friend Mandy decided to make a bet with the Grim Reaper; they have a game of limbo, and if he wins he gets the hamster… but if THEY win, he has too be their best friend forever. Of course, he loses, and then he becomes the put-upon pal of these two kids as they boss him around and force him to entertain them. Much hilarity (and chaos) ensues.

This show’s greatest asset was its variety. With Grim onboard, any sort of plot could be possible, from sci-fi stories where the gang fought aliens or mutant chickens to more horrifying stores where they fought demons, monsters, and other denizens of the underworld. And sometimes they would do something really weird, like the episode-long dream sequence in which Billy imagines he’s in the Wild West confronting the cowboy Tooth Fairy. This helps most of the episodes feel fresh, because going in you don’t know if you’re gonna get a story about a killer tricycle or an episode-long reference to Suspiria. Speaking of which, the show is pretty clever in its references, slipping in TONS of content for adult fans, from numerous dirty jokes that will fly over kid’s heads to references to movies no kid would see, such as the aforementioned Suspiria or Hellraiser. As there’s not much continuity here, this show is super easy to jump into at any episode and just watch and have a good experience, which is another plus; sometimes it’s nice to have a simple show driven only by its desire to tell jokes rather than tell an overarching story. And thankfully, the jokes here are mostly good, and have as much variety as the episodes themselves. One memorable episode is just an episode-long series of fart jokes, while another episode gets its laughs from giant mutant chickens and cannibalism. It’s THAT kind of show.

Now, none of these situations would be quite as good if the protagonists weren’t entertaining, so how are they? Let’s start with the guy whose name comes first in the title (technically speaking): Grim. Grim, the personification of Death with an inexplicable Jamaican accent, is bizarrely the straight man in this show… well, usually. When he has to deal with Billy, he plays the role with ease, but with Mandy, Grim can sometimes get a bit silly, though rarely to Billy’s level. As he is typically what allows the strange and supernatural hijinks of the show to occur, be it on purpose or inadvertently, he’s easily the coolest main character, and due to his put-upon nature and how sympathetic he ends up being due to the shit Billy and Mandy put him through, he’s also the most likable.

Billy is up next, and he is the stereotypical idiot comic relief character cranked up to 11. He’s stupid to the point it is stated by his principal in one episode that a shovel and two candy bracelets actually scored higher on an IQ test than he did (they got a positive 17; he got -5). Think Ed from fellow Cartoon Network cartoon Ed, Edd n Eddy, only with a bigger nose and voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz of Invader Zim and Psychonauts fame. Unlike Ed, though, the dangerous and supernatural experiences they faced combined with an occasional lack of empathy and his tendency to be a jerk can make Billy a bit of a divisive character; I tend to enjoy him quite a bit, but there are a few episodes where even he tried my patience. Still, overall he’s an enjoyable dope.

Then we have… Mandy. I’m just gonna say it: by the time the show came to an end, Mandy was easily the worst main character, maybe even the worst character on the show period. She’s typically portrayed as the Ultimate Evil, this epic child chess master who always comes out on top and never faces any sort of consequence for what she does. It’s a rare episode that sees her punished for her actions. However, in episodes where she’s not trying to pull off some evil scheme and is just reacting to the madness around her, she’s a solid character. The fact she’s voiced by Grey DeLisle does help things a bit.

As I said, there is very little continuity between episodes, but there is some, mostly in the form of reoccurring characters. In a show like this, the ensemble cast as well as one-shot characters really need to be on point, and boy oh boy are they ever in this show! This show may have one of the best and most enjoyable ensemble casts in a cartoon ever. The big standouts are Hoss Delgado, the buff monster hunter who is basically a combination of Ash Williams and Snake Plissken, with all that badassery that implies; Eris, the sexy and tricky goddess of chaos; Jeff, a gigantic spider (voiced by Maxwell Atoms, the show’s creator) who is Billy’s ‘son’ and just wants his spider-hating father’s love; General Skarr, a character from Evil Con Carne who is a cunning evil man who wants to usurp power and rule the world… or he used to be, now he just wants to tend his garden in peace; and, last but definitely not least, motherfuckin’ Dracula, voiced by Phil LaMarr and based visually on Blackula, who is basically a nonstop fountain of hilarity. Each of these characters is fantastic, funny, and able to fit into a variety of weird situations the show pops out. And this brilliance and hilarity extends to one-shot characters as well, such as the much-loved singing evil meteor and Jack O’Lantern, characters who had one appearance each but easily endeared themselves with fans. If there’s a weak link in any of the ensemble cast, it would probably be Fred Fredburger; while he’s not devoid of funny moments, his schtick was really overplayed and he ended up becoming an unofficial mascot for the series in the ads, which led to overexposure. It leads people to think he had a bigger part in the show than he did, when he had a few episodes and then appeared in a few of the specials.

Interestingly, Billy & Mandy is probably one of the few shows that really benefited from getting wackier as the show went on. The first season, when the show was Grim & Evil, is, for lack of a better word, a bit grim. The episodes still have comedy, but a lot of them just aren’t as funny as later episodes, and not many of the series mainstays pop up here, aside from Nergal, Eris, and Hoss. That’s not to say there’s nothing memorable here – “Little Rock of Horrors” is in the first season, after all – but the first season just doesn’t stack up quite as well to later ones. Season 2 introduces Jeff and Nigel Planter and has the legendary Halloween special, while season 3 has classics like “Here Thar Be Dwarves” and brings in Grim’s school bully Boogie. They only get better from here, save for season 7, which is easily the least memorable season of them all (though it does have its exceptions, particularly “Wrath of the Spider Queen"). 

 Now, normally this is where I would wrap up, but first, I want to do something a little different. I’m going to list the 25 episodes I think are essential viewing for the best Billy & Mandy experience. I’m not going to review each episode or even detail them, because it would basically be me explaining jokes and how they’re funny. These are just the episodes I think anyone getting in should see. So without further ado…

25. Attack of the Clowns

24. One Crazy Summoner

23. The Loser from the Earth’s Core

22. Toadblatt’s School of Sorcery

21. Wrath of the Spider Queen

20. Home of the Ancients

19. Nursery Crimes

18. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

17. Giant Billy and Mandy All-Out Attack

16. Nigel Planter and the Chamber Pot of Secrets

15. Modern Primitives

14. Prank Call of Cthulhu

13. Duck!

12. The Secret Snake Club

11. Jeffy’s Web

10. Fear and Loathing in Endsville

9. Here Thar Be Dwarves

8. Goodbling and the Hip-hop-opotamus

7. Billy and Mandy Moon the Moon

6. My Fair Mandy

5. Keeper of the Reaper

4. Little Rock of Horrors

3. Wishbones

2. Billy and Mandy’s Jacked-Up Halloween

1. Billy and Mandy Save Christmas

Now this is by no means a definitive list (though I certainly believe the Halloween and Christmas episode are the two best episodes of the show), but I do certainly think that these are some of the funniest, most memorable, and most enjoyable episodes the series produced.

This show is unarguably a classic. Funny, dark, witty, and filled with jokes for people of any ages to enjoy, this is the sort of cartoon that helped Cartoon Network be truly great in the early to mid-2000s, prior to their descent into madness with live action shows. It actually spawned a pretty solid TV movie, an incredibly bizarre crossover with Codename: Kids Next Door, and a failed spinoff movie called Underfist; I’d go into more detail, but honestly, that stuff is worthy of their own reviews, so I’ll save it.

Needless to say though, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is one of the best cartoons of the 2000s, a real gem and definitely worth watching, especially its holiday specials which are among the best holiday specials, if not THE best (that Christmas episode is a strong contender). I kinda wish this show would get a revival of some kind, because even with the glut of comedy shows we have these days, as long as Maxwell Atoms is at the helm, I can’t see this show failing to stand out in the crowd… no show with such ballsy dark comedy and radar-dodging innuendos could ever be unwelcome.

anonymous asked:

40 for javid? 💞

40. “Stop laughing it isn’t funny.”

“Stop laughing, it isn’t funny,” Jack said holding back a smile. He looked down at his beautiful boyfriend, who was sitting on his lap, his hands wrapped around Jack’s neck and his head on his chest. David’s face seemed to be glowing in his laughter and he couldn’t stop himself from beaming, even if he had tried. He knew it had been a mistake telling Davey that he thought the moon was bigger in Santa Fe.

You’re laughing right now.” Davey pointed out, once he had controlled his laughter. 

“Oh shut up.”

“Make me.” Davey somehow configured himself, in a matter of seconds, so that he was straddling Jack on the couch now.

“Is that a challenge?” Jack asked, placing his hands on Davey’s hips and bringing him closer- so that their noses were almost touching.

“If you take it.”

“Oh, I will,” Jack growled, wasting no time in pressing his lips against Davey’s.

I’m sorry for the random numbers popping up. Tumblr wouldn’t let me delete it.

whtaft  asked:

“i don’t need you, really.” or “i don’t need this now.”

(this is going to be the shortest ‘ficlet’ ever I’m sorry)

“I don’t need you, really,” Steve grumbled, wiping at the blood that was running from his nostrils and hoping like hell that it hadn’t gotten a chance to stain his shirt - his ma would skin him alive if he ruined another one, especially this early in the school year.

The new boy - Bucky, he’d asked to be called in his weird midwestern accent - just smiled his disturbingly friendly smile as he handed over a dingy-looking handkerchief.  He, of course, had come out of the scuffle without any major signs of it, but then he’d also come in late, once the MacInnis boys were already beating the hell out of Steve.  And just like he had earlier in the week, the new boy in town had done what no one else in any of the surrounding neighborhoods had bothered to do in all of Steve’s nine years of life: he’d stepped in and hollered at the bullies Steve was fighting, and ultimately ended up driving the little bastards away.

If it’d been anyone else Steve would have figured he was trying to get one over on him, and probably would have challenged the country boy to a fight himself (one that, admittedly, he’d probably get his ass kicked during).  But this new guy, he never seemed to look down on Steve, not even when he was picking him up out of a puddle behind the automat on Bushwick.  He just… told whatever bullies were beating on Steve that day to buzz off, then gave him a hand and tried to make small talk as Steve tried to make his way back home.

Today didn’t seem to be any different.

“I know ya don’t,” Bucky responded with a pleasant smile, not even rolling his eyes at the implication that Steve could have stood a chance against the pair of considerably bigger boys.  “But like I told you before, that don’t mean I ain’t gonna help out when I see an unfair fight.”

Steve sighed, finally accepting the fabric square from Bucky’s outstretched hand and using it to daub at his nose.  There didn’t seem to be any point in trying to get rid of the guy; Bucky seemed damned near as stubborn as Steve could be, and it wasn’t as if he’d given Steve a good reason to be mean with him.

“What was it about this time?”  Bucky asked after a few moments silence.

“They wouldn’t leave Emil Whittaker alone - keep callin’ him Tiny Tim since he started walkin’ with that crutch,” Steve muttered testily, already feeling his blood boil when he thought about it.  It was bad enough when bullies teased him for his own health problems, but taunting a kid who survived polio was cheap, even for them.

“Well,” Bucky responded with a frown, “at least they had it comin’, then.”  Steve chuckled humorlessly, glad that he wasn’t getting any more flack for the fight, at least.  “Anyway,” Bucky added, “My ma promised me cinnamon toast when I got home today, what’d’ya say you come back to my place, we can split it?”  Before Steve could answer Bucky barreled right along, “And she should be so busy with the baby that we can get you cleaned up, too.  Before your ma knows you got in another fight.”

Steve was so surprised that Bucky had noticed his ma’s silent disappointment in the short time he’d met her that he didn’t come up with a response before Buck had thrown an arm over his shoulder and started steering him out of the alleyway, as if he’d already happily agreed.

“Hey!” He exclaimed, ducking out from under the larger boys arm and scowling.  “I said I can get by on my own, okay?  I don’t need anyone babyin’ me.”

“I ain’t tryin’ to baby you, Steve,” Bucky responded with a frown, shoving his hands awkwardly in his pockets as he regrouped from the shove.  “And I ain’t sayin’ ya’ need me, either.  I’m just sayin’…” he sighed, chewing on his lower lip for a second and scuffing a warn-out toe against the cobblestone.  “I wanna be yer friend, that’s all.  So even if you don’t need me, you got me anyways.”

He ended his little speech with a shrug and stared at his shoes some more, while Steve stood across from him gaping like an idiot.  No one had ever asked to be his friend, not really, and certainly not someone like Bucky Barnes - who was new and big for his age and seemed to come from money, and so probably could’ve had his pick of any of the other kids in the neighborhood for a friend.  The idea that he was awkwardly asking Steve, of all people, threw him completely for a loop.

“Sorry, I’ll leave ya alone,” Bucky continued a few moments later, turning with his head down and moping the rest of the way out of the alley.

“Hey, Buck - wait up!” Steve finally called out, barely recovering his wits before Bucky had walked away for good.  He jogged as well as he could the few steps to catch up with him, feeling just as uncomfortable with the whole ordeal as Bucky looked.  “I uh, I’m sorry for actin’ like a jerk,” he started, swallowing his pride along with the wheeze he felt building in his chest.  “I’m not very good at havin’ friends, but uh… if the offer still stands?”  He straightened his chin and looked up at Bucky, doing his best not to look like he was begging.

The grin he got in return was blinding.

“Course it does,” Bucky laughed, bumping their shoulders together before starting off towards Park Slope, with a notable swagger in his step.

Steve smiled as well, checking quickly in a passing storefront to make sure he’d wiped the worst of the gore off of his face.  He wanted to strut a little as well, being able to walk alongside a friend and all, and didn’t want to wreck the whole image by looking like a nut.