i friend[ship] this

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Natsume: [My temperature’s] 37 degrees.

Nyanko-sensei: You should rest, then.

Natsume: I’ve taken some medicine, it should be fine as long as I take it easy. I don’t want to worry Touko-san.

Nyanko-sensei: Geez, when’re you going to get it?

Natsume: Get what?

Nyanko-sensei: Forget it.

[Later, Natsume collapses, his friend Tanuma catches him and asks what’s wrong, but he passes out completely]

Friends [to Touko, after bringing him home]: I’m sorry we didn’t notice something was wrong.

Touko:His fever’s down and he took some medicine, so I think a good rest should cure him. I’ll make him stay home from school tomorrow.

Tanuma: If only he’d said something…

Touko (sighs and looks up at Natsume’s room); I agree.

And undercurrent of this episode is a huge issue/flaw that Natsume struggles with. He puts very little value on himself and is so worried about being a burden to others that he’ll hide when he’s struggling, not feeling well or otherwise indisposed and overextend himself. 

“They work too hard and nobly sacrifice themselves to avoid worrying others” is a “flaw” you typically see in heroes, but the this show handles it differently than most in that it treats it as an actual problem that not only damages Natsume and screws with his health but deeply upsets the people around him. What’s more, it’s pretty clear that him having this mindset comes from how he was abused and mistreated as a child- he was treated like a burden, so he learned to put very little value on himself and obsesses about never asking anything of others.

The show calls the whole attitude out for being illogical. If Natsume had let his friends and family know he was sick and rested when he needed it, he wouldn’t have upset them, but because he doesn’t tell them and ends up really making himself sick in front of them, he does upset them. Natsume doesn’t get that he needs to trust people  and let them worry about him and take care of him a little, or they’re just going to end up worrying a LOT down the line when he inevitably burns himself out, and they’re also going to be hurt he didn’t lean on them. The people who love him want to know how he’s doing, they want to be able to help him before it gets too bad, they want him to trust them with his problems. They don’t like that he values himself so little.

This is treated as a pathological issue Natsume needs to deal with and work on, something that breaks the hearts of people around him, not some noble suffering deal that highlights his heroism, and I really appreciate that. I also appreciate that it’s not resolved in the episode it’s bought up in- Natsume doesn’t really seem to get what happened and how his thinking is wrong, but you get the sense he’ll get it someday, and this is just the first step of his journey.

One moment that was especially affecting here was the fact that Tanuma catches Natsume. I don’t think Natsume expected anyone to catch him when he fell, and even I as a viewer didn’t expect it. Natsume has fainted before in the show (his life is very hard) and he’s hit the ground every time because people won’t notice he’s collapsing until it’s too late. But Tanuma was looking out for Natsume and Tanuma noticed and didn’t let him fall. Natsume’s so used to enduring the fall, he doesn’t quite realize he has people who are here to catch him now. That they want to catch him . It’s honestly really moving.

Hi.

Often I feel so distant from everyone. I live away from my home. I have four children which, even though I’m not limited by, I am very dedicated to and I don’t have time away from them - my own choice, but often one that people can’t get their heads around or adapt to. I work full time. The rest of my time is spent on a small collection of things. I have a small group of very old friends who I don’t see because I don’t live near them. I have a smaller group of work “friends” which is just that - people I talk to at work and not outside.
I don’t know, sometimes I feel lonely but then I have Tumblr and I don’t feel it so much. A network of people with similar or the exact same interests as mine.

I’m just a twenty something year old who likes what I like. Who is dedicated to a few ships and loves to write. I write a lot. Sometimes my writing is my only outlet, I may not be great at it but I like to share it anyways. So I do. A lot.

I guess what I’m trying to say is, if you feel the same as I, just know I’m sitting here feeling all this too and I’m easy enough to talk to. I’m here if you’re here for me too. We can talk whenever, about whatever you like.

anonymous asked:

why do u ship jon and daenerys so much? don't u find it weird that they're aunt and nephew?

MY FIRST ANON I’M SO EXCITED. im gonna assume you’re kidding because of the grammar, but just in case you’re serious: nope, not at all 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Everyone is smiling except Keith, because he’s got better things to do than smile at you.  

Right! So I made y’all a few icons you never asked for! If anyone wants one with a different flag behind it, feel free to PM me, I’ll fix you up.

Fixed version: And by this, I mean I’ll 100% make this post about pride, and not about my headcanons for the characters :) 

What FanFiction and AO3 need is a “suggested story” list. When you finish one fic you really liked and you now need to fill the void, you just click on the option and find a similar one.

Fandom Fic Rec Days

The Fandom Fic Rec Days are back!

It is easy to make people look at art; all you need is a reblog. But when it comes to make people want to read fanfiction, it can get just a little more tricky.

To give writers more recognition, and to celebrate their stories, we’ve decided to organize the Fic Rec Days.

On February 10th, 11th, and 12th, you’re invited to rec your favourite fics, from the all time faves to the WIPs you’re currently enjoying.

How? In any way you want!

  • Create a post saying why people should read the fic!
  • Draw some fanart!
  • Create graphics/aesthetics!
  • Make a fic rec list!
  • Make a mix!
  • And so on.

Anything, really; there’s no way of rec’ing worth less than another.

This way, you will:

  1. Promote writers’ fics, and maybe get them new readers.
  2. Make their day, they will be super happy!
  3. Maybe encourage them to write more (win-win!)

Any rules/extra information?

  • Tag your posts with #ficrecdays
  • Tag your fandom/ship.
  • You can always queue if you’re not available!
  • Readers, please consider leaving a comment on the fics you liked!

Above all else, have fun, make people happy (writers and new readers alike!)

Reblog to spread the word, and see you then! :D

IMAGINE YOUR OTP #11
  • Person A: *runs up to friend/Person C panting* YOU HAVE TO HELP ME!!
  • Person C: What?? What happened??
  • Person A: (Person B) just read Killing Stalking!
  • Person C: So??
  • Person B: *running after person A with kitchen knife* COOOME BAAACK~ I WANT TO TIE YOU UP IN MY BASEMENT~~
  • Person A: *unholy petrified screeching*
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I saw that the reaper76 tag was lacking a BikerAU (or maybe I didn’t search well enough I dunno) and I was like: “WTF where is the BikerAU at?!?!” So having not seen any fanart of that I decided to make some practice drawings. Heavily used google images as reference xD There’s more sketches and even tiny pieces of fics I’m working on. I’m seriously in love with this AU. Also, go listen to Hands by Barns Courtney.

Keep reading

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I was bored so I drew some allura and lotor being childhood friends…I think I heard a hc about this before somewhere

anonymous asked:

What are your favorite Ships in BnHA?

puttin the Oh… in OTP ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ  

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those cheeky shits