i guess this is what you meant

On Aya you can talk to this Angaran woman selling various kinds of fruits native to their planet. If you choose to talk to her you can learn fruit isn’t exactly rare or scarce and yes, some can be expensive comparatively. But there is a reason for it. There is one fruit (I can’t remember the name) that isn’t meant to be used for everyday life. It’s function in Angaran society is to be shared among friends and family in celebration of something wonderful. 

What that would be for them, I can’t guess. Maybe the joy of a birth? Joining of families? Marriage between individuals? 

Wouldn’t it be absolutely sweet for Ryder to purchase one of these fruits once her and Jaal got serious? 

It would mean the world to him. After he questions her if she knows what the fruit is used in Angaran culture, he’d yell Sara and engulf her in a soul-crushing embrace out of pure unfiltered joy, spinning her around the room in a dizzying fit as they laugh together. Jaal more so than Sara as he can’t contain himself. Not after this. I love you goes only so far and this… fruit symbolizes much more than that.

It is a physical representation of their love. A reason to celebrate.

Fake Chats #156
  • Taehyung: life is like Jungkook's closet.
  • Seokjin: what? How?
  • Taehyung: a bunch of circumstances that all look the same until you're experiencing them, and then it's totally different.
  • Jimin: but you don't actually believe that all those white tees are different, do you?
  • Taehyung: well...
  • Jungkook: they're different!
  • Taehyung: of course they are, Kookie.
  • Seokjin: guess that answers that question.
  • Jimin: no, that answers the "will Tae betray Kookie or not?" question.
  • Seokjin: that's the question I meant. I have a lot of brains, you know.
  • Jungkook: and you can even spell it. Good boy.
  • Seokjin: you wanna die?
  • Jungkook: I'm stronger than you.
  • Seokjin: you want your white tees to die?
  • Jungkook: I hear and obey.
  • Seokjin: good boy.
  • Jungkook: you're such a mom.
  • Seokjin: and don't you forget it.
  • Vmin: we sure won't.
Fusion Character Arcs

One major complaint I’ve seen about SU is that, while fusions are MEANT to be separate characters, they’re not really developed all that well. This is somewhat understandable, given that they’re made from other characters in the show, but it’d still be interesting to see them as people.

But how do you write a character arc for a fusion? What would their issues be? How do you make them distinct from the people who make them?

Here’s my attempt at guessing that.

Opal - And if it were me, I’d really wanna be a giant woman…

Opal is scared of not being enough. Maybe it’s a it obvious, but both Pearl and Amethyst are so insecure that it makes sense for Opal to share that issue with them. Whenever she forms, it’s because she’s needed for something, and she wants to do that something well - but failure could have terrible consequences. And if Opal fails… will Pearl and Amethyst want to form her again?

After all, go back to her introductory episode. Pearl and Amethyst haven’t formed Opal in a long time because they’ve had a falling out. That’s got to be pretty horrifying for Opal, right? If Pearl and Amethyst aren’t getting along, then the only reason they’d fuse her is because they HAVE to. And if she fails,  then they’ll find an alternative way of dealing with things, right?

Isn’t that a scary thought? If you fail, you stop existing, because you failed the people who determine whether you exist or not.

Enter Steven, who adores Opal. He’s always happy to see her, and wants to be like her, because she’s a GIANT WOMAN! Or rather, he adores her simply because of who she is. This puts even more stress on Opal, because failing Steven would hurt both of them. 

And if you put a gem under enough pressure… it cracks.

Sugilite - And I know that we can be strong, in the real way…

Sugilite knows she’s cool. Heck, she’s not just cool, she’s awesome! So why the hell don’t Garnet and Amethyst want to be her more often?!

Or, more accurately: Sugilite knows she can be great if the Crystal Gems just give her a chance. And to be fair, she’s pretty awesome at wrecking stuff! It’s just that, well, the Crystal Gems have been in a rough spot ever since Rose died, and no one’s really in the right mindset for fusion… and while Sugilite also misses Rose a lot, it’s kind of hard to miss someone when you don’t exist.

So when Sugilite does show up, she goes all-out in an effort to prove to Garnet and Amethyst that it’s worth being her more often. Not to mention she wants to impress the Ste-man! Eeeeexcept she’s totally missing the point of why Garnet and Amethyst aren’t becoming her any more. So she’s angry at them, because what, is she not good enough?! And they’re not her, but they’re part of her, so she can’t really lash out at them

…I’m sure you can see where this is going.

Ironically, the solution to this problem really is to form Sugilite and let her get her emotions out constructively! She’s got every right to be upset, and she’s never had a real chance to mourn Rose. Give her some space and some time to think, and things will start getting better pretty quickly. 

It’s just… you kind of have to figure out that this is the issue first. And if Sugilite’s not around to talk about it…

Sardonyx - I forgot how great it felt to be us…

Angst? What angst? No time for angst when you’re a STAR, darling! Sardonyx finds herself completely above all the issues facing the Crystal Gems. She’s here to perform and save the day. She has no time to dwell on problems - just smile, be nice to everyone, and put on a heck of a show!

Yeah, Sardonyx? I hate to break it to you, but this isn’t even remotely sustainable. Especially not for Pearl and Garnet, who just find it so easy to leave their troubles behind and be Sardonyx, who is ignoring basically every problem except whatever she’s been called to deal with.

If Sardonyx is herself for too long, she starts to break down and break down badly. All of the stresses facing the world catch up with her, and she can’t take it because she keeps trying to run away. Actually dealing with stress feels like an impossible task. All she can do is act and fake it until she makes it.

Spoiler alert: that won’t happen. She really, really needs to stop running and deal with things.

Don’t fuck this up for her, Pearl.

Stevonnie - I’m here, I’m here, I’m here…

Stevonnie’s facing the unfortunate issue in canon that they’re being absorbed into Steven and Connie’s being ignored. So how do we fix that?

Well… Stevonnie is meant to be a metaphor for growing up, right? How about an arc where they find their place in the universe? They’re a completely unique being - the first fusion involving a human - and this is kind of a strange situation to be in. It doesn’t help that every other fusion around them is either established or a really unhealthy fusion. 

They need to figure themselves out. Work out who they are, both in relation to Steven and Connie, and independently from them. It doesn’t help that they’re a 13-year-old in terms of maturity, and are therefore at an age where nothing makes sense anyway.

Who is Stevonnie Maheswaran-Universe, and what is their place in the world?

(For bonus points: Dysphoria metaphor!)

Malachite - I used to think I was bad, now I know that it’s true!

Malachite is a pretty shitty situation for Lapis and Jasper. But what is it like to be made up of two people who utterly loathe each other? What is it like to be the physical incarnation of a toxic relationship? What is it like to be a poisonous, angry, damaging fusion surrounded by fusions of love, friendship and kindness? What is it like to wish you didn’t exist, but to be forced to by two people who don’t like you, each other, or themselves?

Malachite is a fusion of hatred on every conceivable level: self-hatred, abuse, misanthropy, everything.

What can it possibly be like to be THAT?

I am the fucking worst. But here have some Ravus/Noctis!Ardyn. Because god knows chapter 13 verse 2 fucked me up. Yeah like, I was too lazy to read over it soooooo, good luck.

I guess you could say it is slightly dub-con but not really. Not for me at least.


It wasn’t meant to be like this. It wasn’t supposed to have an end like this. Everything needed to be different, it should had been different. It happened so easily, almost as if it was something as natural as the sun rising with the twilight colors. The way he felt couldn’t be denied. What he craved shouldn’t be a need. An obsession. But before he knew it, he let it happen. Even when his sister was still struggling, even when she was fighting the Gods and asking for their blessings, Ravus was busy doing something else.


The Niflheim army was everywhere in Lucis. The MT were send off to find the prince and capture him. It wasn’t new that Ravus would sometimes send them in the wrong direction. Sometimes he would even disregard the intel from different soldiers, and instead would excuse his actions based on what was best for Niflheim. The whole time though, he was buying the prince some time.


The secret meetings started not too long after the Regalia was captured. It was as if Ravus couldn’t hide from the prince for too long. He would always find him and confront him, anger in his eyes as he spoke about Luna and who Ravus was serving, yet, he didn’t fight him nor did he attack. He waited for Ravus to be the one to speak first, and even if the only words leaving his mouth were insults, Noctis could only shake his head in anger and denial.


“You attack me and my friends. You serve the people that would dare to hurt Luna! How can you even bring yourself to do this?” And the voice trembled with rage and sadness. The inability to do something, to protect what one cherished the most, it was a feeling Ravus understood too well.


It was tragic how now that the two lost everything, they were able to get along.

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anonymous asked:

Headcanons for Mephisto's reaction to finding out his s/o has a plushie of him? (i'm 90% sure they'd be prizes or something at mephy land tbh)

This has got to be 100% true, this is so what Mephisto would do, and also I hate you now becauseI WANT A MEPPHY PLUSHIE SO FUCKING BAD

Originally posted by ayesofthedork

  • Unless he knew you had it because he won you it at a claw machine 
  • He would be highly amused
  • Would actually love it
  • Tease them about it relentlessly 
  • Ask when they got it
  • If it were after they started dating he would tease them even more
  • If it were before he would make a comment like ‘I guess we were meant to be☆’
  • Take pleasure in the fact that even when he’s not there psychically with them, he still could sleep with them every night
  • He would ask if you cuddle it at night
  • And if you think of him when you do
  • Ask if you had other plushies of him as well
  • Ofc you did…including ones in his dog form
  • If you meant a lot to him he may have plushies of you made as well

anonymous asked:

Do you agree with the theory that due to Unavaatu Korra can no longer contact Aang and the other previous avatars? If not what are your thoughts on this?

Well, considering how Bryke likened  Vaatu destroying Korra’s connection to a hard drive being wiped clean: yes.

I mean, it would be nice if she could stull reconnect with them, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be. 

anonymous asked:

Hey. I ran into some disgusting guy on a site and I just need to rant. He was asking people what his next VOCALOID 1-on-1 romance RP should be, and he said anything that isn't too weird is fine. So someone suggested their favorite pairings, which were Negitoro and Gakukai. Well, guess what this guy responded with? "I meant something like OLIVER x Miku. Not two girls or two guys!" So according to him, lesbian and gay pairings are weird, but a 12 year old with a 16 year old is perfectly normal.-_-

YIKES ALMIGHTY

that’s fucking gross i’m so sorry that happened to you dear anon…

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EP 12: Yuuri’s Exhibition Gala + the pair skating we all wished for

Meeting Drarry shippers in public

So I was in the Harry Potter section of Hot Topic a couple weeks back looking for more Slytherin stuff (you can never have enough) and there was an EXTREMELY talkative employee stocking the shelves next to me with T-shirts. He noticed I was already wearing a Slytherin t-shirt so I guess he took the hint that I was a slightly obsessive fan. I have no idea. Anyways, naturally he started up a conversation with me.
“So are you a fan, or are you like… you know… a FAN?” He had asked me. And I knew EXACTLY what he meant. So I told him I was the second option (he winked at me) and had a Tumblr dedicated to Harry Potter (I didn’t tell him that my Tumblr was the gayest thing since my birth because I thought that might weird him out. Anyways).
So of course he had to ask me who my favorite fanfiction authors were, which surprised me because I would not have guessed he read fanfiction. This just goes to show how painfully prejudiced I am without even being aware of it. So I said @julietsemophase and saras_girl and his eyes got SO BIG OMG
and he just goes
“YOU BELIEVE IN DRARRY TOO?”
And I swear he had the biggest smile on his face and it was SO funny to me.
Like here I am in Hot Topic, and this guy has to be in his late 20’s. He’s really genuinely attractive, looks like he works out, long hair, and definitely not my idea of a nerdy Fangirl type. At all. And here he is, flipping out in the middle of the store about gay wizards. It was a truly magical experience. I love making new friends.

I realize I loved you when I decided to be willing and mature to watch you start over to bloom again although you hurt me once. I realize I loved you when i couldn’t resent you and hate you but instead take in those little moments we have left. I realized I loved you when even though I know we can’t be together right now, I’m willing to be by your side as a close friend and not back out. But I also realize it’s not the end of the world when you hurt me once. I realize that this does not stop me from living my life but to find my self , who I am and what I want. I realize if we’re not meant to be lovers in the future, then we’re meant to be friends. And guess what? I’m okay with that.
—  vesta-xoxo 
But I guess ultimately what scares me about marriage is where do you find this person? You know a lot of times, most successful relationships, people meet through work, school, mutual friends. But what’s most interesting to me is when people just meet in life, just randomly. You know, I have a friend, he got married, I asked him like “Hey, uh, where’d you meet your wife?” He was like “I was leaving Bed, Bath & Beyond. I was looking for my car - I drive a gray Prius. I saw a different gray Prius, I thought it was mine, I walked up to it, I realized I had the wrong car, but I bumped into Carol, we started talking, that was that”. That’s unbelievable. Think about all the random factors that had to come together to make this one moment possible - this one moment that changed these two people’s entire lives: First off, this guy has to live in this particular town. Then he has to get a gray Prius. Then he has to need to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Then he has to go to that particular Bed, Bath & Beyond. Then there has to be another guy who also lives in town, also drives a gray Prius, also needs to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond, also goes to that particular Bed, Bath & Beyond at around the same time. Then they have to both park somewhat near each other, my friend has to leave before the other guy leaves, see the wrong Prius, think it’s his, walk up to it. Then the woman, Carol, needs to be near the wrong gray Prius for a million other random reasons. They bump into each other, they start talking, their entire lives are changed. That’s the most amazing and terrifying thing about life. It is, cause the amazing thing is that at any moment, any one of us can have that moment that totally changes our lives. You could be leaving the show tonight, bump into someone… it could change your life. You don’t know, that could happen. The terrifying thing is… what if we’re all supposed to be at Bed Bath & Beyond right now?
—  Aziz Ansari

basically:

  • it is not a virtue to not set boundaries
  • ignoring your own wants and needs is not a healthy way to show love
  • people worth loving will respect your boundaries
  • people worth loving will not want you to set aside your own wants and needs to make them more comfortable
  • ‘having no boundaries at all’ describes a person who is very hurt, not a person who is very virtuous
  • suffering for others’ comfort is not how you be a good person, it is just how you become very hurt
  • sometimes you need to make others uncomfortable in order to get your needs met
  • your needs are more important than others’ comfort
  • your comfort is equally important to others’ comfort
  • making other people uncomfortable is not, in itself, ethically wrong or morally dubious
I want to remind people...

That a physical response, ESPECIALLY one meant to end physical contact with another human being after being threatened is not assault, but is TOTALLY appropriate.

Guess what? Someone coming up to you and grabbing you just to say that the man who engineered a genocide of countless millions of your people, WITH THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF WIPING YOU ALL OUT ENTIRELY, did nothing wrong, IS A THREAT. Saying, “the man who wanted you and all your people murdered was right” is a verbal threat. It just is. Especially when said would-be ethnic cleanser DID IN FACT SUCCEED IN TORTURING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE TO DEATH.

THAT IS A THREAT. PURE AND SIMPLE.

Not to mention, people do just have the intrinsic right to separate themselves from physical contact with another. PURE AND SIMPLE. ESPECIALLY WHEN THAT PERSON SAID THAT MASS-MURDERING YOUR PEOPLE IS A-OKAY.

Shia LaBeouf is a Jew. He is a member of the group that was Hitler’s favorite target. Jews were hunted and rounded up like animals, enslaved, imprisoned, starved, raped, tortured, experimented upon, and murdered en masse to serve Hitler’s Final Solution. This wasn’t that long ago, guys. And the reason it GOT to that point is exactly because of the sort of political climate we’re in now.

And yes, Jews are among those being targeted in this new regime as well. I know Tumblr doesn’t like acknowledging anti-semitism because Zionism/you’re all white, right something something, but this is a reality.

There’s a reason every one of us have worked so damn hard to remind people about the Holocaust. It’s not just about the horror of the event itself, but about the fact that IT WAS NOT A SINGULAR EVENT. History is LITTERED with genocides, oppression, and targeting of Jews. Even now, there is one going on. Yemen, less than a century ago, had hundreds of thousands of Jews. Now there are just a few thousand Jews. That’s NOT an accident.

Jews get targeted for hate crimes and social stigma constantly regardless of what color they are. We constantly get blamed for things, and constantly listen to people come up with new excuses for their anti-semitism. Even supposed progressives LOVE this, usually because Zionism Something Something. And if you think that’s valid, congratulations: you’re an anti-Semite.

I know people want to brush the Holocaust aside, because “it’s over” and “Don’t get all Godwin on us” and “Israel something something.” Guess what? That’s the sort of attempted-enforce complacency that has enabled the MULTIPLE GENOCIDES AGAINST US. Oh, and if you haven’t noticed, this is the most Godwin-worthy period in recent history.

You know it. I know it. And you’re not going to erase what this means for Jews from the conversation. You don’t get to do that. We’ve worked too damn hard and suffered too damn much for that to be acceptable. These people are targeting everyone that doesn’t fit into their group, and we’re among them and always have been. Our grandparents still have the tattoos to prove it.

A Nazi grabbed a Jewish man, threatened him by saying the man who tried to kill us all off was right, and the Jewish man was arrested for shoving that Nazi away from him. If you can’t see any parallels between that and other various events (both recent and less recent), then you’re part of the problem.

This was not an assault, or an over-reaction, it was self-defense.

When a man who preaches about ethnic cleansing gets punched by one of the people he wishes to “cleanse”, you don’t get to defend the ethnic cleansing enthusiast.

So cut out that “physical violence is never the right response” shit. Self-defense against threats are ALWAYS warranted as a response. We’ve been working our asses off to defend ourselves peacefully. To educate people. And it hasn’t worked. We’re still trying the peaceful protests, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have license to shove a person who would like us dead off of our bodies. Stop telling us not to defend ourselves, that our responses to threats and those who confront us with their toxic hate are “wrong” or “taking it too far”.

We’ve heard that before. That advice breeds mass graves, slavery, and lynching.

I’m an emotional dude, so I wrote a song about it.

The verses are talking about a true story of me being late to class, I was in college trying to do that whole thing because that’s what you’re meant to do I guess, I dropped out after that…the point is, I was late to class and I forgot to lock my door and when I came back out everything had been gutted and stolen out my car. At the time financially I was not able to replace anything that was taken, the GPS, the radio, all my CD’s. When I get in the car my first reaction is to put the radio on and for a while I wasn’t able to do that and finding out that once I removed that piece of me I realised that sometimes music can act as a distraction and can get in the way of where your mind wants to go

—  Tyler Joseph on the song called ‘Car radio’
My Childhood With a Witch Mother

When I confide in people that I was raised by a witch, they get a really stereotypical picture in their head. Gothic homes, a weird amount of chanting, cauldrons, etc. The Addams family type stuff.

But my childhood was far from that. In fact, I didn’t even realise there was anything different about the way I was raised until I was around 10 or 11.

Because instead of talking explicitly about witchcraft, my mother taught me about the properties of herbs as she taught me how to cook. Or she told me what colours meant when I was colouring in. Or she’d mutter a prayer for safe driving if the weather was bad. I got my first pendulum when I seven, and I wore it as a necklace until I saw my mother use hers for actual readings and decided to join in.

I don’t know. I guess it’s the same as if you were raised by artists, or poets. You didn’t learn everything technically, but you do have a lot of background knowledge deep in your head, maybe a few skills you picked up from them. 

I was never pushed into becoming a witch, either. My mother was taught by her aunt, who was convinced that we came from a long line of witches but there was never really any proof of that. My grandmother didn’t really approve, because my grandmother was an Anglican, but when it became clear that my mother was not abandoning the church, grandma was sort of, “Okay, you do you.”

I decided to really start learning the craft when I was 13 and decided it was cool. Obviously it grew to a lot more than that, but it wasn’t necessarily being raised in that environment that pushed me towards this. I think it was meant to be. 

  • Percy: Alright, Annabeth, what’s it gonna take for you to feel loved? What, you wanna get married? You wanna live happily ever aft-
  • Annabeth: Yeah.
  • Percy: what? What did you just say?
  • Annabeth: You asked me to marry you, I’m saying yes.
  • Percy: No, I meant when you said that-
  • Annabeth: What? Now you don’t wanna get married?
  • Percy: No, I guess-
  • Annabeth: We’ve only been engaged 15 seconds and you’re already getting cold feet