Okay at some point Carolina and wash go back to the wreckage of the moi and go to their lockers and rooms. Carolina hears a sudden scream and rushes to check on wash. He's found his heelies and skateboard. Carolina groans and laughs
When Dylan tells them about the wreckage on Sidewinder—says that it’s still there, abandoned, waiting—Carolina and Wash exchange a look.
The island has been peaceful. Quiet, but not in a way that’s reminiscent of empty halls, corridors for ghosts to pass through. The wind whispers at night through the trees, but the cadence is soft. Soothing. The shadows are not thick with despair here. Rain falls, not in a deluge, but light showers, leaving the air fresh afterwards. Clean.
They like it here. They’ve adjusted to lush green, to damp earth and blue skies. Neither are prepared for the unforgiving, frozen hell they each left behind.
They both still know they have to go.
and then we’re skipping the fucking angst we’re not gonna talk about it
well actually there is this:
The trek up to the crash site is quiet.
Every time Carolina expects Epsilon to end the silence, she has to remind herself he’s gone.
soRRY!! moving on:
“No fucking way,” Wash says, voice cracking.
Carolina ignores the fear that grabs her throat in a vise. There’s no one here. There’s no one here. Still, her feet drag her closer, as though behind that locked door—bashed in by who knows what, barely hanging on to its hinges now that Wash has forced it open—is some kind of threat. “What?”
Wash laughs, and it sticks in his throat, like the lump that’s been sitting in hers has managed to occupy two spaces at once. “I don’t believe it.”
She steps around the door, and groans.
It’s his skateboard—and the ridiculous shoes he was so fond of.
She rolls her eyes. “Seriously?” You scared me, asshole. It wasn’t rational. But a lot of things about this place weren’t.
Wash laughs again; though she doesn’t, Carolina has to admit, his amusement is contagious. It’s good to see him laugh, though she knows it must have hurt, suddenly facing yet another relic of simpler times.
“I kind of want to bury them,” he says.
Now she’s laughing. “That is sofucking dramatic.” She wishes Epsilon were here to have heard that. “Besides, you hate snow.”
Their helmets are on—it’s fucking cold—but she can almost see the smile touching his lips, just barely there, cradled in the corner of his mouth. “I really do.”
“Just take them,” she says, tugging gently at his elbow. She wants to leave, while there’s still a good note to end this on. “You can teach Caboose to skate.”
Laughter stutters out of him once again. “That’ll be a fucking mess.”
“It will,” she says. “He’ll love it.”
Caboose accidentally snaps the board in half, but Wash can’t say he really minds.
So I had this really sad thought yesterday. Harry used to send all the beautiful smiley photos of Louis automatically to Jay the moment he snaps them. Just to say thank you for the beautiful human louis is. But now, he sends them to Lottie instead and tells them he loves them all as much as Louis does. Lottie saves every photo so she can embarrass them both at their wedding ❤️
Doea Caitlin swear a lot? I hadn't noticed. I know they're allowed to get away with words like "dick" too which most shows don't.
The CW tends to get away with liminal “swears” like douchebag, dick, and curses used for humor like “asshat” sometimes. There’s a limit on how many swears and the context they’re used in, I think, but I don’t know much about how the censors work (on any network specifically or just in general).
In looking for canon evidence, I suppose I shouldn’t say that Caitlin swears a lot or that much more than a few other characters, it’s just that she does swear and it’s something that goes unnoticed, I find? Or at least she did in season 1 when they were still getting a handle on their characters, it was just subtle.
“How the hell are you gonna do that?” she asks when Barry suggests he can unravel Clyde’s tornado in 1x01. “Get your ass over there” she says with a smile in 1x02 once she’s on board with the Flash team dynamic. It’s possible they let her swearing go by the wayside after the first few episodes, but it was something that always stuck with me about her. It definitely comes back as Killer Frost (”you got your happy ending, everyone else be damned” - 3x07).
Felicity actually pulls it off too, where it goes largely unnoticed. She has line “ow! That was not as badass as I pictured” in 1x04.
For the record, Joe swears probably the most really, going by the transcripts. He manages to say “damn” a decent amount (both in a sentence and just on its own), which none of the other characters really do. He also says “hell” as in “shut the hell up” to Clyde Mardon in 1x01, and uses similar constructions with that curse like “you scared the hell out of us” etc. So those are his two most common swears, and he pulls his curses off with a sort of humor or incredulity, most of the time. He’s one of the only characters who also swears when he’s happy/mild/joking (about Eddie to Iris “then I’ll try my damndest not to shoot him” - 1x03).
Cisco is probably right behind Joe. He says “dick” and “douchebag” and “hell” and every now and then “damn”, so he swears more and with more variety than most of the characters, depending on what you count as a “swear”. Like Joe, a lot of them are for emphasis and humor, but he’ll say it as a threat (”I’d back the hell up” to Len in 1x04). Easily the most common one for him is “hell”, he gets a chance to use it in probably 40% of episodes in S1?
Hmmm, some others.
Len has said crap (”my grandfather used to take my sister and me to this diner, the motorcar. Food was for crap…”) but doesn’t swear very much, on the whole. Singh will say “where the hell is my report” for something but doesn’t swear too much, given the stress of his job. Wally sometimes says “hell” but not much else that I can recall. Same with Iris probably, there’s little evidence of cursing.
Barry barely swears at all, especially if you consider it as a percentage of his overall lines/words. “What the hell” when he’s riled up about something (typically with anger, like “what the hell were you thinking?” to Wally when he was worried about him doing dangerous stuff in 3x03), but not much more than that and honestly not very often. A “what the hell” line is often given to Cisco in his ear or beside him when it’s an expression of confusion or wonder.
Most of the versions of Wells don’t swear either. Maybe Harry did, when pressed to anger, but I can’t recall any specific instances.
For the record, I can’t find a single instance of the word “shit” so it must be one the censors don’t like, or the writers don’t find use for. The only instance of “crap” was that line from Captain Cold that I mentioned, but it might’ve been used in episodes that weren’t in my semi-random sampling (I looked at the first half of season 1 then random episodes from the other seasons).
I wonder how it is that someone like the Summoner (who was inspired by The Sufferer and tried to emancipate the lowbloods via revolution as a war hero) managed to fall in love with Mindfang (morally bankrupt pirate murderer and also technically a rapist) only to end up killing her, but then I remembered that one post which brought up the very real possibility that Mindfang was basically mind-controlling the Summoner in subtle ways to get him to fall in love with her and he only realized too late how horrible she was and killed her so he could be free of her. Remember that Mindfang was capable of mind control so subtle that her victims couldn’t even tell they were being controlled or didn’t even know they were being controlled most of the time.
I mean it’s incredibly dark but it makes a hell of a lot of sense. Heck, it actually explains a lot about why Vriska’s relationship with Tavros was so messed up. Vriska tried to emulate Mindfang by having the same sort of romance with Tavros that she had with the Summoner, trying to reenact even the part where the Summoner kills her by having Tavros kill her so she could ascend to God Tier (that entire scene was all kinds of messed up for both of them, actually). Except this “perfect romance” she was trying to emulate was based on lies, abuse, and hypnotism instead of genuine feelings. The ‘epic romance’ she was trying to live out was itself abusive and she didn’t even realize it!
mostly inspired by some recent travels and also my own job (but, also, @madqueenalanna ‘s uncanny ability to make good fast YC AUs, so like. here. more to come tomorrow, maybe. including some potentially NSFW stuff)
The trip doesn’t feel over until Carolina feels the bump of the landing gear on the runway; bracing herself as the plane jolts, trying to slow its momentum as it races across the ground. Familiar soil, after a long and exhausting trip.
Carolina waits, hunched over, to exit her seat; waits at the baggage claim for her silver suitcase with the scuffed corners to wheel over; waits at the bus stop for the shuttle and waits for everything to fall back into place. She’s empty, drifting between identities of the steely professional and the redhead who wears the same hoodie every trip to the corner store, tossed around by mass transport and wheeling her suitcase three blocks to their house.
So, this past December I moved to a new town, a couple hours from my hometown (but quite far from the city I’d been living in). It’s a smallish rural town (<50,00 people) and the nearest town even close to that size is two hours away. Anyway, I joined the local pet group on Facebook just to, you know, be involved and stuff.
And I didn’t expect much else but the thing is a disaster. All of the posts are either:
1) BYBs trying to sell their “papered” “registered” “pure breed” puppies for hundreds-thousands of dollars (or, just as often, selling mixes for hundred of dollars). Of course none of this involves a screening process, etc. People just comment and say “I’ll take the brown male” and so on.
2) People trying to get rid of their adolescent dogs, usually around 6mo-2yo. Some try to sell them (”rehoming fee”) while others just try giving them away.
3) People looking for a dog, usually a specific breed, and usually asking that they are free or very cheap because they don’t have much money.
I’ve been thinking about making a post on there, in an attempt to be informative. I truly think most of these people just don’t know better. And I know that some people might react poorly and reject what I’m saying (like that one guy on there who insisted that since his dog has papers that he got online she is a registered support dog and can go anywhere with him and I have no clue what I’m talking about), but my hope is that I can at least open a few people’s eyes, and educate them.
Is this a stupid idea? Is it worth it, or would it just be pretentious of me? I want to help people and dogs, that’s all. There’s so many layers of misunderstanding going on and if I could change some perspectives, maybe it would be the start of a positive change in this community? I don’t know.
Any input is welcome. I’m kind of at a loss here. I’m not usually one to speak out on Facebook but this is something I care about.
Lance pokes fun of Shiro being a merman (not an actual merman unfortunately), and pidge and hunk, defending their father’s honour, dares lance to take some of Shiro’s classes (he teaches people how to become merppl n all that w allura).
Lance takes the dare and finds out this guy from one of his classes, whom he has a one-sided rivalry with, goes for mermaid lessons as well and *insert oh no he’s hot moment here*
anyway there’s lots of pining and swimming and mermaids and keith being obsessed with the mythical merpeople n lance finding it endearing as hell
[edit:] I’m not planning to write this however I will be building upon this au If you wanna write this or whatever could you link it to me? I wanna see it :D
Liberals after the missile attack in Syria: If you voted against Hillary or didn’t vote because you “just didn’t like Hillary” I will never fucking forgive you. This is your fault! She would have never put us in this…
Oh my god, in last night’s Bob’s Burgers, Bob takes Gene to a laser light rock show at the planetarium (super important to Bob, because it was his favorite when he was a teenager, and this is the last night before they’re closing the exhibit because it’s old and no one goes anymore, also it’s Bob’s birthday), and Gene has no idea what he’s in for, but he gets pumped for it anyway ‘cause Bob’s so excited about it, and finally they get in there and they’re watching it, and Gene has a sensory overload and kinda starts freaking out ‘cause he can’t handle it, so Bob takes him out and they sit in the car for a bit. Gene’s angry because Bob didn’t tell him it would be so loud and scary, so Bob offers to play the album for Gene at a normal volume, and Gene starts to enjoy it, so he reclines the seats, takes out the cigarette lighter, tells Gene to pretend it’s a laser, and starts drawing in the air, explaining the plot to him (it’s like a full on Pink Floyd or Rush-esque rock opera about a bunch of robot overlords telling rockers that they can’t play music anymore, and one Rebel rising against them). Gene gets really into it and decides he wants to see the finale of the laser show (which Bob regards as a life-changing experience), so they sneak back into the planetarium (there’s no re-entry allowed) with a few tricks that parallel the story from the album, and watch the climax of the show together (Bob fashions some earplugs for Gene out of a napkin). On the way home, Bob’s asking Gene how he liked it, and Gene says “I loved it!”, Bob asks him to speak louder ‘cause his ear’s are shot, and Gene yells, “I LOVED IT, DAD”. Bob yells back “I love you too, Gene”.
I FUCKING!!! CAN’T!!! DEAL!!!! WITH HOW GOOD THIS SHOW IS!!! I know i don’t talk about Bob’s Burgers a lot but this show is flawless and charming and gross and funny all at the same time, the characters are written like people with actual fears and anxieties, and unlike a lot of comparable shows, the comedy doesn’t come from the family being pitted against each other, it’s always the family against the world… I love it, I love it, it’s so pure and refreshing and still somehow manages to be funny without sacrificing it’s heart, and I fuckin’ love it, please watch Bob’s Burgers holy CRAP okay I’m done.