i haven't even seen it so i have no idea what i'm doing okay

anonymous asked:

I'm happy that I haven't seen posts like yours (about liking "problematic" stuff in fandom) when I was younger, because I'd probably keep reading gross stuff like it's just a fic. Do you really think young people reading, for example, pedophilia ffs aren't influenced and won't project anything to real life or you just lie to yourself to feel better about readng about gross things yourself? Yeah let's let 14 years old read romantic stories about teens and teachers, it's okay ...but anyways :)

Oh, nonnie, you’re barking up the wrong tree here. 

First of all, most fanfiction comes with an appropriate age rating, and if there are fourteen year olds visiting a fanfiction archive like AO3 - which, by the way, comes with a general disclaimer in the TOS that informs reader that they are likely to encounter upsetting, offensive, or morally questionable content - or if there are fourteen year olds on tumblr, which is an unmoderated, semi-private blogging platform - it’s not my responsibility to “keep them safe” from anything that isn’t age-appropriate.

Second, I’m really very sorry that you didn’t read my post earlier, so it would have given you a bit of perspective, and made you realize that it’s perfectly okay to read all kinds of fucked-up fiction, as long as you are mature enough and capable of discerning between fiction and reality. And usually, even fourteen year olds are old enough to make that distinction. Or if they aren’t, it’s their parents’ responsibility to make sure they don’t encounter content that isn’t suited for them.

But seriously, nonnie, do you have any idea what kind of stuff I read when I was fourteen years old? Stuff that I could get in every book shop, unsupervised, uncensored, and without content warnings attached to it? Do you realize that published books come without any kind of age restriction? I’m inclined to laugh at you. I was a fourteen year old myself, and back then, no one even tried to put restrictions on me and my reading preferences. Goodness, our house was full of books of every genre and flavor, and no one bothered to even look at what kind of stuff I pulled from the shelf.

But, hey, if you want to start banning fiction, how about you start with the things that have a much bigger audience than niche fanfiction which is posted in fannish spaces like tumblr or at the AO3 (which, by the way, was made with the explicit purpose of hosting all kinds of fanfiction, especially the stuff that was banned elesewhere)? 

If you are really so concerned about the influence that fiction has on younger people, I’d start here. That’s a literary classic romanticizing rape and incest among other disgusting things. Also this one, it’s full of violence, propagates rape culture and really toxic masculinity! 

And let’s not even talk about contemporary novels! From Nabokov’s Lolita to Irving’s The Hotel New Hampshire, George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire to Effinger’s Marîd Audran series, published fiction is full of problematic stuff, and it’s all easily available for young people!! Shouldn’t you make it your quest to go out there and prevent that from happening? 

But not, instead you’re in my askbox, wasting your time. 

[…] or you just lie to yourself to feel better about readng about gross things yourself?

Oh, nonnie, I’m sorry, but this is pitiful. You’re talking to an adult, a sane, mentally stable and self-assured person, and your moral condemnation is pretty much meaningless to me. I’m not in any danger of conflating fiction and reality, and my conscience is perfectly clear when it comes to my support of fannish creativity and freedom of expression. :)

Long Ass List of Daredevil Sentence Starters
  • "Scream all you want. Come on, let me hear you scream. Scream loud. Nobody gives a shit down here."
  • "I gotta go bribe a cop."
  • "But seriously, yeah, I gotta go bribe a cop."
  • "Please stop giving my mom cigars."
  • "Look, I'm not asking you to do anything immoral."
  • "You've never done this before?"
  • "Maybe we can help each other."
  • "All I did was ask him for a drink."
  • "Define yourself by what you have, value the differences, make no apologies for what you lack."
  • "I thought I detected a whiff of virtue in there."
  • "But I'm awkward and unfashionable. Those things don't seem to apply to you."
  • "I just don't feel like going home okay?"
  • "So let's hop a few bars, not think about it."
  • "Your outfit kind of sucks, by the way."
  • "You haven't told me anything about you."
  • "Okay, good because I was starting to worry you might be in love with me."
  • "I drank the eel. Not a euphemism."
  • "And we are now filled with mighty eel strength!"
  • "After what you told me, I'm never going home again."
  • "I know you're scared, but I'm here to help you. Okay? - You don't have to be scared anymore."
  • "I make a heck of a latte, if you're interested."
  • "Facts have no moral judgment. They merely state what is. Not what we think of them, not what we feel."
  • "I know how hard this must be for you."
  • "You have no idea how any of this is for me."
  • "They have to pay for what they've done."
  • "They won't listen."
  • "We'll make them listen."
  • "You do not want to test me."
  • "You think this is still about you?"
  • "You should have just killed me. You coward."
  • "This is an offer, not an order."
  • "I did some digging into your, uh past activities."
  • "A man/woman that can be bought isn't worth having."
  • "I said you should move on. Didn't say anything about me."
  • "Even though our perception of it changes, one thing remains constant. The past can never be completely erased. It lingers."
  • "I've been lied to before by men/women. Some were even decent ones but they still felt the need to be dishonest about things that mattered."
  • "Hey, that's not a reason, it's an excuse."
  • "He's/She's like a sexual Rain Man."
  • "I want you to touch my face."
  • "Just tell me what you feel."
  • "You need anything else, you know where to find me."
  • "You want the short answer or the long one?"
  • "We need to contain this."
  • "Lying to that woman is impossible."
  • "Choose a side."
  • "I'm the closest he/she has to family. He'd/She'd do the same for me."
  • "That wasn't very smart, but it was fun watching you bleed."
  • "Life is not a fairy tale. Not everyone deserves a happy ending."
  • "Animals don't stop fighting. Not until one of them is dead."
  • "Admittedly, I'm a work in progress."
  • "Let's get this started."
  • "You know what they call stuff like that? Gifts. The special kind. The kind that very few people have. Or deserve."
  • "Smart don't come out of books, kid. Smart is making the right decision at the right time."
  • "Big world. Not all of it flowers and sunshine, and the only way guys like you and me can survive is to grab it by the throat and never let go."
  • "Are you gonna lie there all night or get up off your ass?"
  • "What a shithole."
  • "This is my life and I made something of it, without you."
  • "Relationships are a luxury men like you and me can't afford."
  • "Is that why you left? Huh? To protect me?"
  • "You got heart kid, but heart's not enough."
  • "Anger is a spark, good. Rage is a wildfire, out of control, therefore useless. Just like you."
  • "We all pay for our choices."
  • "I've learned a lot since you've been gone."
  • "You're a dick."
  • "Say that you want my help."
  • "I want you to help yourself."
  • "I don't need a friend. I need a soldier."
  • "In war, people die. If it's not you, it's the guy next to you."
  • "I swear I will not kill anybody. Pussy."
  • "Never is a man more good looking than when he is in love."
  • "You do your job, I'll do mine."
  • "On occasion some dickery may leak out, but doesn't mean I'm wrong."
  • "So, how long before I do something that pisses you off?"
  • "You can't listen to people like that. You have to just block them out."
  • "Yeah, you're just a guy, right? A really, really good-looking guy."
  • "If you weren't half dead, I would kick your ass."
  • "We're gonna be the best damn avocados this city has ever seen."
  • "Misspelling 'Hanukkah' is a mistake. Attempted murder is a little something else."
  • "Well, we seldom get everything we want. Not in this world."
  • "You were really something back in the day. When you had a soul."
  • "I'm not afraid to die."
  • "We'll be together, that's all that matters."
  • "You really think that this will change anything?"

anonymous asked:

Weird ask, but I've read your Marvel fics (love them!) but noticed you haven't written much "early years" stuff. So I was wondering, do you have any headcanons about teenage Peter and/or Johnny? I sometimes feel like Peter was kind of a vindictive wallflower (and desperate for validation for something who doesn’t want to join a team) back then, and Johnny was more full of himself but also surprisingly kind... I don't know, it's just not often explored and I'm curious about what people think.

Thanks for reading my stuff, anonymous! I confess the reason is I’m just more interested in Johnny and in Peter especially as adults. My take is the opposite of yours, actually – that there’s way more teen stuff for them out there. (Someone, anyone, please. Peter Parker is 30.) I like the real sense of a shared history between them that hasn’t had a chance to grow yet when they’re younger. (Though, ironically, as I type this I have a teen Spideytorch WIP open, so. Who wants to read the original Galactus story, but with established Spideytorch! Me. It’s just me.)

Headcanons though! This is more me playing with stuff I think is at least implied in canon but:

  • I think vindictive wallflower is a good phrase for Peter – I don’t know if I view him as desperate for validation so much as searching for something he doesn’t quite know how to name. (cough a really hot date cough) He suffered a huge trauma fairly early on in his life (canon likes to in-fight about how old he was when his parents died) and I think he has a lot of hostility built up that he had no productive way to channel until suddenly he could rip through concrete with his bare hands. (Sidenote I tend to assume Peter Without Powers ends up a very bitter person.)
  • I was thinking a lot about Peter and secrets as a theme last night – not just his, but other people’s. Canonically in 616 his parents were spies who were framed as government traitors by the Red Skull and as a result he knows almost nothing about them until he accidentally wrecks a trunk full of old documents Aunt May asks him to move in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 5. The implication in the issue is that until this moment, he doesn’t even know what his father’s name was, or at the very least had never seen a picture of him. So I think he was sort of built for secret-keeping – it’s a behavior he picked up, not one that originated with him. He never quite grows out of it, but he’s a little better when more people in his life know he’s Spider-Man. 
  • Peter does what he does as Spider-Man because he believes it’s the right thing to do to keep people safe but also because he genuinely enjoys it. He likes fighting. There’s a lot of pure, unfettered joy in the physical for him, especially when he’s young and has less in the way of personal responsibilities. 
  • I headcanon Peter as Jewish, based on the heavy Jewish-coding of the character which will hopefully one day be actual hardline on-page canon, but I don’t personally buy him as very religious in any specific sense. I think he’ll talk to (bargain with) God on his own, and that he generally believes in Something, but I don’t believe the Parkers regularly attend services or that he was Bar Mitzvah’d. Last time he was in synagogue, it’s because he was thrown in in the middle of a fight. He made some bad joke that was immediately taken the wrong way. JJJ gleefully runs an article.
  • On the subject of JJJ, I hate the idea that Peter’s so victimized by the Bugle and JJJ. Their relationship is a two-way street – Peter uses Spider-Man to provoke JJJ in part because he has fun doing it. Both of them enjoy their feud just as much as they’re frustrated by it, and J Jonah Jameson feels he’s doing what’s best for New York. JJJ also likes Peter Parker and cares about him the same way he cares about all his employees, and Peter returns the sentiment, if grudgingly. The Bugle is a Family.
  • Johnny got famous more or less overnight after having a childhood I headcanon as lonely at best. All of a sudden, everyone knew his name and wanted be his friend. That kind of thing can go to your head fast – Johnny is, essentially, a child star, with all the damage that can come with that. I don’t think he was honestly full of himself; I think he was playing a role that was cast for him as a blond-haired, blue-eyed pretty boy who could who could light on fire. He didn’t have the time or the space to develop his own sense of self properly before others were deciding it for him. (I do headcanon that he has a preference for men, but by the time he’d worked that out the media had already decided he was a playboy, and he has tended to buy into the media’s image of himself over his own. See: him calling himself a playboy when he had literally had three girlfriends and fully intended to marry at least one of them.)
  • Reed may never have revealed to the others that he manipulated the media and made them into superheroes for their own protection, but there was a definite tension in the early days when it was unsure if their celebrity would last that Johnny, a generally empathetic person, picked up on, and it’s part of why he clings to celebrity so hard. The idea of not being famous is subconsciously viewed as a threat.
  • The other three, concerned with their own problems and their own new celebrity, were often either overbearing or somewhat neglectful, though never maliciously, and reacted either way when usually he would have preferred the other option.
  • Johnny loves cult television and scifi/fantasy okay this isn’t a headcanon this is literally canon but listen it’s important to me that in this geek/jock ship, he is actually the geek. Peter’s just a jock who can do a lot of advanced math on the fly.
  • The thing about teen Spideytorch is……. they would be so obnoxious. The most obnoxious couple in the world. They’re just so disgustingly in love. So many people in their lives are just quietly waiting for them to break up so they never have to deal with them again. For sweet, sweet freedom. But no, alarmingly, through the years, if anything, their relationship grows stronger and closer. They get married at an alarming age like 22 and people think, this is it, here it goes. There’s going to be wedding drama and it’ll go up like a bonfire. But no. The day comes and it’s BEAUTIFUL. “What the fuck,” mouth several people in silent outrage, as Johnny attempts to mash cake in Peter’s face.
  • Who wants to hear the exact moment I think Johnny fell in love with Peter I have to look up the dates and do the math on this but I THINK it’s still technically teen Spideytorch. 
Pinky Promise (pt. 1 of my Le Duo verse)

Pairing(s): Luke Evans/Josh Gad

Summary: Luke isn’t intimidated by a simple babysitting gig, okay? He really isn’t. He’s performed live in front of massive audiences on West End and seen his face on the big screen all around the world. Needless to say, he’s definitely not scared of some little girls. Especially not Josh Gad’s adorable little girls. Nope, not scared at all.

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The front door is pretty average; tall and sturdy and probably a little expensive, but plain. Certainly nothing to be intimidated by. Except that Luke knows the man of his dreams is just behind that door. And with him, his beautiful wife and two daughters. God, he really should just turn around and feign some deadly illness because the whole situation is too absurd.

When Josh had asked him for a favor, Luke had foolishly agreed without knowing anything, jumping at any opportunity to please like an overeager puppy. He hadn’t realized that the favor would involve going just long enough without seeing Josh to make Luke really miss him and then sleeping over at Josh’s house with the two most important little people in his friend’s life. It was all a giant domestic tease that Luke wasn’t sure he could handle.

Luke never thought that he would be trying to get into Gaston’s headspace outside of shooting Beauty and the Beast (because really, who would willingly put themselves in that guy’s headspace for any other reason?), but he found himself taking out his phone and pulling up the camera app, trying to let courage show through his eyes on the screen as he channeled his character’s outrageous self-confidence.

“You are Luke Evans, and you are clever, kind, and incredibly fun to be around. You are the perfect babysitter, and you have noth
ing to worry about.”

He cocked an eyebrow for effect, starting to feel even less self-assured at how silly he looked, when he heard the door unlatch. He immediately shoved his phone in his pocket and felt heat rising to his cheeks as the door swung open and he looked up into Josh’s amused eyes.

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ANTI MALIA/SCALIA
  • I think everyone has a right to like and dislike characters, as a writer I sympathize with like everyone so it's hard for me to dislike a character so passionately.
  • I've just seen so much Scalia/Malia hate, more Malia hate than anything, and I'm trying to figure out why that is.
  • When Malia was introduced I was impartial, when Stalia happened I was like hell no, and I didn't like Malia for the simple fact that she was barely given screen time before heading into a romance with a main character in the most delusional/unhealthy (from a writer's standpoint aka mine). I saw the #AntiMalia posts and all I could think was I don't like her but that's way too far. They really don't have anything better to do with their time?
  • When season 5 came along and Malia actually got real serious development instead of being a comic relief I took notice. I appreciated what she was going through, I connected with her character. After her Tracey and Theo car ride moment I knew that I really liked this character and that there was no reason to hold the writer's piss poor job of her entry and relationship with Stiles against her.
  • I may be one of the only people on this world that didn't ship Scallison and Scira. Scallison was wayyyyyy too rushed. The first episode? Come on dude. I didn't get a choice if I wanted to see those two together the show said these two are going to be together, here you go, figure it out along the way. Scira was better for me because they had time to develop a friendship before but I have so many issues with Scira.
  • So I've never really successfully shipped anyone with Scott, which made me kinda sad over the seasons, it was always Stiles I was shipping people with. I DO NOT SHIP MALEO.
  • Once I realized how much I loved Scott and Malia as characters on their own without being romantically linked to anybody else I was more okay with the idea of them getting together. At first, like a lot of people I was weirded out because of Stiles BUT STILES DID THE SAME THING WITH LYDIA SO THERE SHOULDN'T BE A DOUBLE STANDARD.
  • By the rules of the show, which I don't recommend going off of lol, Scott and Malia can totally get together because we've seen it happen without any drama with Stydia. HONESTLY WHY PEOPLE ARE SHOCKED BY THIS IS A MYSTERY TO ME LIKE HAVE YOU NOT SEEN A SINGLE EPISODE OF ANY TEEN DRAMA WHERE THEY ALL DATE EACH OTHER MULTIPLE TIMES?!
  • I digress, my point is that most you only hate the idea of Scalia because of three reasons. You hate Malia for reasons people don't like to share. Saying you hate because there's something about her is a BULLSHIT argument. If you can't give episodes or specific details why look at yourself and ask why are you being malicious. Or you ship Scira. I get it. I would be salty too. BUT WE ALL KNOW KIRA ISN'T COMING BACK. STOP USING KIRA AS AN EXCUSE FOR YOUR HATE FOR THE SHIP. ARDEN MADE THE GOODBYE VIDEO LAST SEASON, LAST YEAR, YOU HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE SCIRA WILL BE TOGETHER OR GET MORE SCREEN TIME. IF THEY DIDN'T BREAK UP ON AIR HOPEFULLY THE WRITERS WILL EXPLAIN IT. KIRA WILL BE GONE FOR WHO KNOWS HOW LONG YOU CAN'T EXPECT SCOTT TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE THAT MAY NEVER COME HOME IN HIS LIFETIME. Or you have the mindset that Scott and Malia are the only two left single so they shouldn't be together just because that/boys and girls can be friends and nothing more.
  • GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE WITH THAT. If you think Scalia is happening soley because there the only ones left you haven't been paying attention or reading context clues. Posey and Shelley are really great friends which is why Scalia works and has a standing ground. Scalia is developed in much the same way. They have a BASIS OF FRIENDSHIP FIRST. They're both loyal to each other, protect each other, and kick ass together. They're iconic. And I still don't understand why people hate the friends into something more trope. That's a great trope. Just falling into a romance without being friends with a person is the trope I hate. BUILD THAT FRIENDSHIP YALL! MAJOR KEY ALERT.
  • AND IF YOU HAVEN'T EVEN WATCHED ANY PENNIG/SCALIA FAN VIDS I SUGGEST YOU CHECK OUT MY EXTENSIVE PLAYLIST OF BOTH SO YOU CAN SEE THAT SCALIA HAS BEEN DEVELOPED A LOT AND THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT HOW WELL THEY'RE SUITED FOR EACH OTHER HOPEFULLY YOU CAN BE HAPPY THAT THESE TWO CHARACTERS THAT HAVE BEEN HANDED SHITTY ROMANCE LIVES ARE GOING TO BE HAPPY TOGETHER:
  • https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5dcfVp5UBU&list=PLBtjQJj3LJqtVgDDembnysfOs1GCEQQKs
  • I MEAN, LIKE YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY'VE HAD THAT TUNNEL SCENE AND THE ONE IN DEATON'S OFFICE, AND THE PORCH SCENE, AND ALL OF 6A!!! I suggest watching the Pennig vids first(Home, Soldier, and the This or That vids and the cutest upbeat scalia vid is And Your Smile Shining Bright)
  • PLEASE JUST GIVE THE VIDEOS A CHANCE, GIVE THE IDEA OF THEM BEING HAPPY A CHANCE BEFORE YOU WRITE THEM OFF. This vids at the beginning are a little AUey and are more manipued that the older ones because I made the playlist and they came out before 6a was released, the further you go down the list the more actual scalia scenes are used. I doubt any of us would be happy that Scott got a random new love interest for the last ten episodes that we know nothing about or care about and that wouldn't be in all ten episodes.
  • And lastly, Scott turned Malia human again. We all know that. If there hadn't been Scira or residual Scallison do you think you would've shipped Scalia then? I was blind to it until after 5b. He changed her back, she protected him from the Berserkers, from Enis at the hospital, he took care of her when she was drunk, helped with the Desert Wolf/Belasko talons, he told her he was still there for her after the Stalia breakup, if Peter hadn't bitten Scott none of this would've happened and obviously Peter's her dad. Like can yall see the lines here? And all this doesn't mean they have to be together, but if you really look at them and watch Shelley and Tyler together and Scott and Malia then hopefully you'll see what the rest of us see. Two amazing people that have come so far that care for each other they just so happen to figure out how much at the same time. : D
  • I LIED. LASTLY, PENNIG BITCHES!!!!! OHHH MY GOOOOOOD! THEY ARE LIKE LITERALLY SO IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER, TYLER MORE SO PROBABLY BUT IT'S SO OBVIOUS. THEY'RE SOCIAL MEDIA GIVES ME HEART PALPITATIONS. SHELLEY IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND SO FUNNY! LIKE PENNIG HAS PHOTOSETS OF THEM POOPING, EATING PIZZA, AND JUST BEING WEIRD AF. "I could eat you" Come on, if Shelley didn't have a boyfriend I think Posey would be on that like white on rice. To be fair, I think he already is kinda. It's so obvious he's head over heels for Shelley.
  • BITCH I LIED AGAIN. Lastly, at the very least, the idea of them is adorable. Take out Stiles for a second. If it was just Scott had turned her back and she eventually found her way to the pack but Scira still happened and ended, the idea of them wouldn't be so yuck to some of yall I would think. He's good to her. She needs that after her first relationship that wasn't great in my opinion, but also wasn't as bad as some stydias like to say. I say stalia is all wrong from a writing standpoint not a shipping standpoint. He "tames" her in some ways when she was still learning and she could bring out a wilder side in him. Hu Anita's King and Lionheart Scalia vid on that playlist showcased them perfectly. Like Scott's the King and Malia is his Lionheart. Iconic Duo.

Series: Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)

Pairing: Todoroki Shouto/Yaoyorozu Momo

Title: Surprises

[[ God I hate title. Anyway, I recently got to attend a party on a yacht and got inspired by it. Kids are aged up a bit. //Throws this into the BNHA fandom and runs ]]

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The party was her parents’ idea but Todoroki was on board with it since it would make Yaoyorozu happy. 

It took weeks to plan and set up in advance and despite it being her parents’ idea for the event, they insisted that the party be for Yaoyorozu and her friends only. They could always celebrate with their daughter the next day for a private family celebration. So at Yaoyorozu’s mother’s request, Todoroki helped with the invites and was able to get in contact with friends and former classmates from UA, though he got most of the help from Midoriya who had an incredible knack for keeping in touch with their former classmates. 

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anonymous asked:

hey! I'm so glad your back! could you do headcanons for shiro with a bi s/o? like how he reacts when she comes out? does he joke with her or treat her different? pride month just ended but I haven't seen anything like this. i'd really appreciate it! thanks, love! welcome back!

ahh yes of course! thank you for the warm welcome back! Im surprised to hear that there isnt any content for such a prompt honestly ;; but i will gladly fill it so!

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Shiro fell back onto the couch with a huff, towel still around his neck from his post training rinse. Resting his arms on the back of the couch the familiar scent of soap wafted to you. These days everyone on the ship used the same kind, and you faintly remembered times where that wasn’t common.

“Good practice?” The sarcasm was met with a chuckle from the man you swore to love and cherish. You glanced his way, all too aware of the ‘unnerved’ setting your mind was on since you woke this morning. Your eyes could never settle on one thing too long, always with a different thing on your mind, none of which were clear. The business of it was dizzying.

“You’re done with the training room, right?” Pidge suddenly spoke from the doorway to the dining hall, dressed in her work out clothes already despite asking. Your head snapped to her direction, noticing how soft the skin on her legs looked. Hairless or not, she obviously moisturized, a habit you didn’t peg Pidge of having, honestly.

“Yep, it’s all yours.” Shiro answered, not bothering to open his eyes, taking every moment to relax when he could. Such times were precious few. Returning her wave half way, you followed her with your eyes as she left the way she came, leaving view around the corner. Had she done something different with her hair? She usually pined it up with hair clips when she was training, and today was no different, but it just seemed different when you watched it sway as she left.  The unkemptness of her hair was endearing, you admitted to yourself.

Such thoughts continued as you tried and failed to continue your reading, you felt a gentle heat come to your checks as you imagined how beautiful she must look while doing her agility training…

“Do you have any idea when you’re going to finish that book? Coran asked me earlier if you had yet. He seems pretty excited to share it with someone.” Shiro spoke up, his hand moving from the couch to your shoulder as he sat up properly, rolling his neck like it had a crick.

“I’m not sure. Some parts gotta re-read cus the translations aren’t perfect. I don’t think he’s even started translating the next for me anyway.” Giving up on it for now, you tossed it to the end table, resting your elbows on your knees, subsequently making Shiro’s hands fall to your back instead. You weren’t invested in the book, as much as you wanted to be, for the entertainment if not for Coran. Today just wasn’t your day… What would Shiro think if you were more open with your orientation? You felt guilty for doubting, He was an honorable, altruist kind of person. it wasn’t long since you two had gotten more intimate, before then though you and him had grown to trust each other. But by nature and timing, such things as who your heart beat fast for never came up.

“Hey,” Shiro matched your posture, a pinch of concern in his gaze. Whatever he’d said before, you missed it, “You alright?” He always caught on fast.

“Yeah yeah I’m fine,” You said to assure him, and yourself, “Just thinking about stuff.”

“That much was obvious, wanna talk about it?” The way his knee intentionally nudged yours, as if asking if closeness was okay right now, brought the first smile of the day to your lips.

Deciding if you should be honest was harder than expected, especially when pressed. All you could do now was hope.

“I’m not sure if it’s something you’ll like hearing.” you emotionally prepared yourself, but resisted putting your guard up and potentially making things worse.

“Shiro, I enjoy the company of both men and women.” You spoke flatly, like this conversation were procedure, and in a sense, it was. You dared to make eye contact, and part of you was unsatisfied with how he simply blinked back at you, nothing more or less.

“Thank you for telling me.” His hands were tough and calloused, you noted, as they took yours. He always offered a hand to you, in this moment, it was him offering a kind distraction. During your friendship, and an unlikely situation, he learned a few ways that he could help you when you were feeling off kilter, and how to know when those times were. One of the more reliable ways was to just offer you his hand to hold, to examine, to just mess with; a distraction.

You accepted it wordlessly, staring at it blankly as you traced the lines of his palm, your brain being wracked with thoughts, worries and questions. Was that it? You were grateful for it not becoming a big dramatic moment, but still, you felt dissatisfied somehow.

“I’ve suspected for a long time ya know, it never felt like the right time to ask, even after… you know.” He shrugged and skootched closer, wrapping his other arm around your shoulders causing the top of your head to lean against his chest. If you focused, you could hear his steady heartbeat, and how it contrasted yours. When you didn’t respond, Shiro continued.

“I hope you don’t mind me saying, but I’m pretty sure the others know too. We sorta live together, these things can’t be helped. I can promise you, that I, nor anyone else, give a damn.” His frankness made you chuckle, instantly raising your spirits a tad. In tandem, you wrapped your arms around his broad chest, fingers linking behind his back to tighten the embrace. You felt him inhale with you as you hid your smile in his chest.

You no longer felt like talking, so you simply hoped your gratitude could be conveyed through touch. Almost as soon as you thought this, he kissed your hair, and began scratching your back gently, letting you hold him for however long you wanted. You thanked every higher being you could think of for this man, and thanked them again for letting you love and be loved.

psychiclianna  asked:

Hello there! Do you have any ghost-and-medium AUs?

Mystery solvers?- like A is a ghost and can get into places that B can’t get into, so they use that to their advantage and sneak around
-A is a ghost and has been around for years alone and it honestly hasn’t been a bad thing cause they get their privacy and they’ve gotten used to it and they just do weird shit all the time cause no one sees them anyways, but then B comes along and is like tf is happening to you
-And A is kind of bothered cause they haven’t been bothered by another human in years and forgot how to interact and is pissed off at the lack of privacy to do what they want now
-but what if B starts to care about A, and A is remembering what it feels like to have someone care, someone to talk to and laugh with
-or instead A kind of gets teary eyed when B first says something to them because no ones talked to them or noticed them in years
-or when B asks A their name and A takes a minute because they haven’t been asked that in a while
-after being alone for so long, it’s good to have someone to interact with, but sometimes A does things that aren’t usually seen as socially acceptable because they aren’t really in society anymore so who cares about social expectations, but B does take any shit and so A has to be more careful
-another au where A is the ghost and tries to scare B by holding something up, and usually it works cause the live one only sees a floating object and it freaks them out, but B can see A so it just looks like A is some dumbass who keeps coming closer to B while holding up a lamp and making “oooohhhh” and “ahhh” noises, and B is so unamused and A is just confused as to why it’s not working
-B not being able to tell other people about their relationship or even show pictures to anyone, so No one believes them when they say they’re dating someone
-A introducing B to all of their other ghost friends and someone cautioning A that dating a living is a bad idea
-or A not being able to introduce B to their other ghost friends because B is living, and it’s prohibited to date someone that’s alive
-B not knowing their mediator powers or that no one else can see A tries to tell others about A and no one believes them and B ends up getting send to an institute but it’s okay cause A can go with them and as long as their together it’s fine
-B being constantly asked who they’re talking to
- I think that’s all I can think of at the moment, feel free to add, or something idk

I’ve decided to attempt to do 50k words of random fics for NaNoWriMo this year, so here’s 7912/50000 of self-indulgent vampire fic to start off~

Centuries.

For centuries, she had waited for this moment. She’d listened to the tug of her heart, anticipating when his existence would torture hers again. A few times, she’d missed the mark and there hadn’t been any space to put plans into motion.

But now, it was finally time.

Lightning glanced at the locket down in her hands. It was open to show the miniature portrait inside. Quite honestly, it was an impressive piece of work, something that people these days would claim had been edited or was fake.

Though it’d been so long, she could still recall every tiny brushstroke, the look in his eyes as he dared to catch her glance, the little smirk…

She made an unimpressed sound and snapped the locket shut. That was in the past. Now, finally, she would get her revenge.

Finally, she would destroy the man that had ruined her life.

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as teen wolf continues...

You know who I want to find out about Stiles?

Liam.

Liam Dunbar. 

Liam Dunbar, who wants to hang out with Stiles and Scott so badly, who eavesdrops on conversations that they try to keep him out of, who follows Stiles to his car and asks more questions, who believes Stiles (or at least is willing to follow Stiles into the woods to snoop on some kid he’s never met and has no reason to be suspicious of, ignoring his own best friend to do so) and wants to keep him safe.

Liam Dunbar, who steps in front of Stiles when Theo catches them, who looks honestly terrified as Stiles loses it when the Jeep is broken, whose every look of the season seems to be centered around concern and protect and, look guys, consider it:

Liam Dunbar is the one who first finds out about Stiles. 

Imagine.

Liam doesn’t know when he made a habit of eavesdropping on the senior when they tell him to stop worrying and go have fun with his friends, but he does and it’s a few days before he puts his finger on it but eventually he realizes that something is off about their conversations.

Stiles isn’t talking.

Well, he is, but not nearly enough. The seniors’ conversation is usually dominated by Stiles and Lydia bouncing ideas off each other, Kira asking helpful questions to lead them in the right direction, Malia inserting her suggestions, and Scott taking all the available information and turning it into a workable plan. But lately… Stiles is sometimes there but there are gaps where he should be, but he’s not, as if he is just leaning back and letting the conversation flow around him instead of contributing and that’s not-

There’s so much going on and maybe the other’s assume it’s because Scott has ignored Stiles’ frequent protestations against Theo and so maybe they don’t hear the difference, but not Liam. Liam spends entire lunches ignoring Mason (and then having to apologize over and over) and class periods turning the idea over in his mind and-

Liam notices.

It itches at him until he can’t ignore it and so he investigates. He wasn’t great at dissecting Theo’s scent for Stiles but Stiles and Scott have been there for him every full moon for months and Stiles is the one who drives him everywhere and so he knows the ins and outs of Stiles’ scent. At least, he does when he knows to focus on it. 

He confirms that something is wrong but he just doesn’t know what.

And then Liam is taking a strategic bathroom break from History class (because honestly how much can one girl glare daggers at a guy before he needs a break?) and that’s when he hears it. The shuddering, broken gasps of a panic attack. Of Stiles.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica Sentence Starters
  • -----------------------MADOKA KANAME-------------------------
  • "It doesn't make any sense, does it?"
  • "I sorta thought it'd be good to have some costume ideas."
  • "Well, actually...Lots of things happened..."
  • "But I...I can't do something like that for a cake!"
  • "It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing!"
  • "And I guess...you've seen lots of people die horribly, haven't you?"
  • "I keep thinking 'if only I listened to you before'."
  • "I feel bad I can't help. Everyone else has always done the fighting for me..."
  • "No...It can't be..."
  • "I don't care what I become."
  • -------------------------SAYAKA MIKI-------------------------
  • "That's awesome! The anime character in you is popping out, too!"
  • "What the heck's that supposed to mean?!"
  • "It seems a shame to fight it and not get anything."
  • "It's gonna be okay. I'm sure someday somehow..."
  • "And right now...this is the happiest moment of my life."
  • "Shut up. I don't need your advice."
  • "No one's gonna need me anyway, right?"
  • "When you talk, you use empty words."
  • "I'm sorry if I caused you any trouble."
  • "It got so bad I even hurt my best friend."
  • ------------------------MAMI TOMOE-------------------------
  • "Well, you certainly have the right spirit."
  • "This isn't supposed to be fun."
  • "That wasn't an option for me..."
  • "Don't forget that, okay?"
  • "And I guess you don't like that?"
  • "Afraid of someone coming stronger coming along to challenge you?"
  • "It won't be easy. You will get hurt."
  • "We have no choice but to die!"
  • "Dying would be a kinder fate."
  • "Then just make sure you and I never see each other again."
  • -----------------------HOMURA AKEMI-------------------------
  • "I warned you, remember?"
  • "Why are you doing this to yourself?"
  • "Why won't you trust me? Can't you see I just want to help you?"
  • "Do you realize that you're just making ____ suffer more and more?"
  • "I'm sorry, I'm not making any sense. I'm scaring you aren't I?"
  • "We'll break and smash and pound it into dust."
  • "I swear I'll save you!"
  • "Did you know what would happen, afterwards?"
  • "Why do you always sacrifice your self like that?"
  • "I know what you really are and I know what you are planning."
  • ------------------------KYOKO SAKURA----------------------
  • "It means you're paying too high a price for this."
  • "So how much longer are you gonna do the stubborn thing, huh?"
  • "Maybe there will come a time when your back's gonna be up against the wall and you'll have to stand up and fight."
  • "Why you...What the hell's your problem?!"
  • "And you dare call yourself human?!"
  • "I mean, you found your reason to fight, yeah?"
  • "Seriously? Doesn't sound like you at all."
  • "Don't waste food. I'll kill you."
  • "Get out here. I got something to say."
  • "Ever heard of the food chain? Didn't they teach you that in school?"
  • ------------------------NAGISA MOMOE------------------------
  • "We were once bringers of hope."
  • "We despaired and spread our curses."
  • "We planned that if things went bad, at least one of us would survive."
  • "Turn into cheese!"
  • "I just wanted to eat cheese one more time!"
  • "What a pain in the neck."
  • "Why do you ask?"
  • "You get lonely super easy."
  • "I don't know. Don't blame me for that."
  • "___....can't breathe...."
Misc. {Sentence Starters}
  • "Okay, I don't think you should be eating that."
  • "Hold on for a second! Didn't you hear that?"
  • "I’d rather not be seen with you, if I can avoid it."
  • "I can't believe I choose to hang out with you!"
  • "Would it be weird if I kissed you right now?"
  • "I'm thinking we should go out and grab a bite to eat, sometime."
  • "Have you ever cried because you were so happy?"
  • "That might have been illegal. We should leave."
  • "You might be just a little obsessed with this, don't you think?"
  • "Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?"
  • "All my best memories involve you!"
  • "Why don't we head out and grab a drink together?"
  • "Please, come back. I'm sorry for everything."
  • "You look like you've had a tough day. What's up?"
  • "I'm really craving ice cream. Are you craving ice cream?"
  • "You know, I meant that as a compliment."
  • "You won’t catch me complaining about an offer like that!"
  • "Okay, I admit it. Maybe I wasn't as nice as I should have been."
  • "I need you to be strong. I can't do this alone."
  • "How do I know you won’t use this against me?"
  • "Where'd you get that black eye? Were you fighting somebody?"
  • "We should run! Or at least hide!"
  • "I don't know why I'm scared. I've been here before."
  • "Okay. Maybe a little help would be nice."
  • "You're telling me you haven't haven't watched _____, yet? We need to fix this!"
  • "Okay, I love you, is that so wrong?"
  • "Why the hell are you dressed like a chicken?"
  • "I am literally going though hell. Do you even care?"
  • "You just startled me is all. What were you doing?"
  • "People seem to trust me really easily. Probably not a good idea."
  • "I want to apologize. I've really been acting like a jerk."
  • "Well, if I'm angry, it's your fault!"
  • "Lately, you've been working too hard."

anonymous asked:

Now I'M curious, what do you dislike so intensely about the Whedon version of Much Ado? I haven't seen it myself, only Branagh and Jodie/Tennant/Tate, both of which are delightful in my eyes.

When adapting Shakespeare for the screen, most tend to choose between delivering a heavily edited version with lots of stunning visuals, or a more minimalist version that focuses on the language (some do both, but I often find it’s overwhelming - think Branagh’s Hamlet). Whedon’s Much Ado gives you neither. He chooses to keep visuals to a minimum, and then has actors that clearly have no idea how to speak Shakespeare deliver the lines. So there’s nothing to look at and there’s nothing to listen to either. Visually and audibly, it’s boring. The shaky, handheld camera is really distracting, and it’s in black and white for no discernible reason (that I can see) except to hide the fact that it was done on the cheap and nasty. But it’s Shakespeare, right? You should be able to close your eyes and still enjoy Shakespeare.

OH WAIT, NO YOU CAN’T BECAUSE EVERYONE FUCKING MUMBLES. 

WHY. CAN. NO. ONE. ENUNCIATE????? HOLY FUCK, okay so I’ve memorised at least 80% of the play and I just got angrier and angrier because they kept putting the emphasis in the wrong place, missing gags and glossing over all the hilarious bits. Benedick was the worst at this. His comedic timing was 100% off. All his timing was off. He sped through his soliloquies without proper pauses and without adequate inflection and with COMPLETE disregard for how to play up the language with some well timed visual gags or gestures. 

When you’re making a modern adaptation, this is really, really important. You have to make Elizabethan gags and puns understandable to a 21st century audience. It’s the actor and director’s job to make the language accessible. Some jokes people will understand if you say it right - others you simply have to deliver so that it sounds funny, even if it’s impossible to get across the meaning. I honestly believe that Whedon’s advice to his actors was ‘just rush over that line they won’t get it anyway.’ NO JOSS, THEY FUCKING WON’T BECAUSE IT WAS MUMBLED AND DELIVERED COMPLETELY WRONG. Audiences will get Elizabethan language and they will laugh at Elizabethan jokes, even the ones they don’t entirely understand, but you have to say them right.

Much Ado is quite a prose-heavy play, which means it’s easy to play around with how you deliver lines and make it seem naturalistic. The other side to this is that when a character starts speaking in verse it should hit you like a fucking freight train. Think of how beautiful Beatrice’s speech is when she overhears Hero and Ursula say Benedick loves her. It draws poetry out of her. None of that comes through in this version. Whedon absolutely refuses to embrace verse. He decides for a more naturalistic recitation, which would be fine IF IT WAS DONE PROPERLY WHICH IT’S NOT.

The setting is an absolute mess and the modern ‘look’ of the film clashes horribly with the language. Again, you have to put a lot of work into making sure Shakespeare’s language blends with modern setting. But you can still do it. Josie Rourke had me firmly believing that Much Ado was taking place in the 80′s, with Hero evoking the image of Princess Di and the soldiers embodying the sexism and prejudice rife in the Thatcher years. Hell, Baz Luhrmann had me believing that Romeo and Juliet were from warring mafia families. Whedon had me believing that he had a bunch of actors tortuously reading over a Shakespeare play he borrowed from the library in his living room.

The gulling scenes weren’t original or unique or exciting. This is where you get to have the most fun as a director. You’re given reign to do utterly absurd, ridiculous, slapstick comedy and he… has Benedick hiding out the window. And Beatrice under a table. ?????? That’s it??? Really???? The scenes were fucking wasted. They weren’t even funny. 

AND THE CONFESSION SCENE. I HAVE NO WORDS FOR HOW APPALLING IT WAS. FUCK OFF.

DID THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO TRAINING IN HOW TO SPEAK SHAKESPEARE????? I;M FUCKIGNSDF

There is NO chemistry between Beatrice and Benedick. None. At. All. The wit-skirmishes should absolutely be flying with sparks and sexual chemistry. The energy needs to be bursting at the seams, with the two of them quite viciously knocking lumps out of each other but everything was so… subdued. Restrained. Boring. It was about as fiery as soggy oatmeal. 

People come up to me and say, ‘hey, don’t you know Joss did this at his house with a bunch of his friends?’ and I say YES, because IT FUCKING LOOKS LIKE IT WAS FILMED WITH A POTATO IN SOMEONE’S BACKYARD. If he wanted to have some fun with Shakespeare, fine. My question is why the fuck did he have to inflict it on the world? Why did it get a massive theatrical release? Why such a massive DVD release? It makes my blood boil to know that this is so widely accessible because it is bad. If it’s the only version you’ve seen, then you haven’t really seen Much Ado About Nothing, because Much Ado is an incredibly funny, incredibly powerful feminist play that goes from side-splitting laughter to heartbreak in a flash. It’s a commentary on toxic masculinity and how the boys’ club culture of misogyny can go from seemingly harmless jokes about women to actual violence. It contains one of the most scintillating and entertaining love stories of all time. It allows for creative adaptation and there are so many avenues for visual and slapstick comedy. It still baffles me that Joss Whedon could take Much Ado About Nothing and give me nothing. Nothing new or entertaining or interesting. No fresh take. No modern interpretation. No heightened feminist reading. No clever rethinking of the gulling scene or the sparring scenes. Just… nothing. 

Pretty much how a DC movie goes:
  • Some rich guy in Detective Conan who's probably related to the Suzuki Corporation in someway: Hey, we just wanted to invite some people to look at our nice big thing that happens to be the biggest thing of it's kind in the world the day before it opens.
  • Sonoko: I'm going to invite Ran, her dad, the brat with glasses and his weird posse to come see it!
  • Weird posse (Detective Boys): AMAZING THIS THING IS HUGE!!!!!
  • Haibara: Professor I see you eating that cake over there, don't you think I can't!
  • Professor: Aww you got me...hey Shinichi, I made you this gadget that will only ever be seen in this movie!
  • Ran & Sonoko: <Insert silly anecdotes about Shinichi and Ran, possibly about Makoto and Sonoko. Maybe Heiji and Kazuha too?>
  • Someone tied to the rich people: Lololol, look at you people having fun! I'm going to send some kind of huge threat or perhaps I'll even kill someone to stop you from enjoying this HUGE (whatever) that's the hugest of it's kind!
  • Rich guy: Oh guys it's fine, we can still have our big party tomorrow...it's fine, no really, it is! (Holy shit we spent all our money on this we HAVE TO DO THIS... *sweating bullets on the inside, but only showing arrogance on the outside*) THIS SHIP WILL NEVER SINK!!!!
  • (Conan: Are we even on a ship...? What's this guy going on about...?)
  • Police: Please don't...oh okay you're not listening to me whatever...
  • Rich guy: No really, it's fine! It's fine!
  • Some arrogant guy or woman: HO HO HO I'M NOT AFRAID! *Has no idea he/she will be the first to die.*
  • Conan: Better gear up to save the day because this huge ass building/ship/whatever of it's kind is about to go down, probably in flames...also probably with a few brutal murders.
  • Ran: Okay, I know, I'll make sure to get hurt...or is it your turn this time?
  • Conan: Well I don't feel like running into the burning building/falling apart thing this time, so...it's your turn this time.
  • Ran: That's fair. But we have to make it cute for everyone okay? And we have to bring up that thing I told Sonoko earlier.
  • Conan: Alright sure, got it.
  • [Biggest (whatever) proceeds to blow up and sink at the same time after a couple people who acted like jerks died.]
  • Ran: Wait...I haven't said or thought "Shin...ichi..." yet!!!! Where do I do it in this one?!
  • Conan: Right now while I'm being crushed under this thing...either you're trying to summon help from...well me...or you know me is...me... (Look I'm loosing a lot of blood here...)
  • Ran: *Does some badass thing to save the person who saved everyone else because yes, yes he did go into that burning/falling apart thing at the worst possible time to save the day because that's his job.*
  • [Everything turns out fine. The real bad guys were caught by Conan.]
  • Mouri: Yea that's right! I did it! NYAHAHAHA!
  • Megure: You'd think these people would stop making these "biggest whatevers" or at least not invite Mouri along anymore...
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Time to post a new fanfiction \o/ Elsa and Anna revealing their feelings everyone!

Fandom: Frozen, Elsanna
Warnings: Incest, almost nudity, and a tiny but nudity but you can’t see it so whatever, nothing explicit anyway, eating disorder! 
Summary: Elsa can’t sleep and feels like she is loosing control again so she acts against it the best way she knows. Anna however woke up with the need of visiting her sister in the middle of the night. Leading to some emotional chaos. 

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Some schmoopy dratchet for optronixes because talking to her always fills me with fic ideas. Can be considered a companion piece to this one.

Title: Long Way from Home
Word Count: 996
Characters: Drift, Ratchet
Pairings: Drift+Ratchet [platonic but can be considered preslash]
Rating: PG for Ratchet’s mouth
Summary: Ratchet’s determined to bring Drift home, no matter what sorry excuses the kid’s cooked up. 

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anonymous asked:

so this is like, a legit question because i like to ask people about stuff like this a lot. why do you like sorey and mikleo as a ship so much? (i haven't seen the anime yet so I can't really speak for what people are saying about him an alisha, but i'm mostly curious???)

Anon, you know not what you have just done…. I’m gonna put this in smaller text to it’s less of a wall.

Why I love SoreyMikleo: A (hopefully) Coherent Essay by Nao
(Also I know I ranted about this before, but I am too lazy to find that post, so my apologies if I end up being redundant.)

Also, please note: I will be addressing facts about the game and the anime, so read at your own spoilery risk. Because I wrote as it came to me, not necessarily in storyline order.

So, to start off, it is obvious to say I really, really love SorMik. Just look at my blog (and blog preview, but I digress.) 

I love that their relationship is never played up as “romantic” in the sense that we are used to in most media. They don’t constantly hold hands or kiss, their speech isn’t filled with “I love yous” or “baby I need you” sort of stuff. Not to say that they don’t touch each other and it isn’t intimate (the ‘secret’ handshake, the shoulder touches, the waist touches, etc, etc.) The love is just… there.  You can see it in the way they’re drawn to look at each other, the way they glance at each other and just… understand.

It absolutely filled me with warm feelings when we find out Mikleo learned so much just for Sorey. He researched humans and tried to know everything Sorey would need to know if he ever left Elysia. It was never a question of “Sorey is going to leave” it was just “Sorey is going to leave and I am going to make sure he is safe and prepared when he does.” I don’t think Zenrus or anyone else even questioned that Mikleo would go with him, honestly. And even though it was obvious Mikleo did fear being replaced by humans on some level, he still never stopped.

And just how happy Sorey was when Mikleo said he was going with him. In the game, in the movie, and in the anime. With each creation of that scene he just seems to look happier. (And oh my god, Mikleo’s blushhhh.)

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  • Qrow: So you must be my nieces emo friend Blake, am I right? *Qrow after as he stepped out of the Inn He and the reunited team RWBY were staying in, watching the cat faunus jump up slightly as she quickly turns to face he.* Jumpy much.
  • Blake: Huh? Oh yeah... *Blake spoke relaxing after seeing the older hunter.* Yes, I'm Blake. You're Qrow Branwen. Yang... Yang told me about you.
  • Qrow: All good things I'm sure. *Qrow smirked, making his way next to Blake, sitting against the railing as his took a sip from him flask.*
  • Blake: She said you saved her and Ruby when they were little.
  • Qrow: Part of being an Uncle. Let them do crazy stupid stuff and step in when they need saving. *He watched from the corner of his eye Blake flinch at his words and turned her gaze down towards the railing.* Something on your mind kid?
  • Blake: ...It's... It's nothing. Just lost in thought.
  • Qrow: And I'm guessing those "thoughts" are blonde, lilac eyed and red when pissed, Not to mention packs one hell of a punch, huh? *Qrow replied as he took a sip of his flask while Blake Whipped her head towards him.*
  • Blake: ... Sigh, Yeah. *Blake admitted as she looks back out to the street, leaning against the railing.* I'm just... I'm just scared. Yang hasn't said a word to me this entire time unless we are with the us. I'm afraid she wants nothing to do with me... That she hates me now. *Blake gripped her coat sleeve to stop her hands from shaking* I haven't seen her in almost a year and yet not a day has gone by that I haven't thought of her. Not one day were I wanted nothing more then to go to her and apologize to her. For running, for leaving her... For causing her so much pain...
  • Qrow: *Qrow looked at the sorrow filled girl before placing a comforting hand on her shoulder.* Well I can tell you from personally experience she doesn't hate you, kid. Maybe mad as all hell at you and rightly so, with the whole leaving without a word since that reopens some old wounds as you probably already know. *Qrow told her, Making Blake cringe as she remembers the story Yang told her about her mother.* But she doesn't hate you.
  • Blake: How can you be so sure? How can you know that after I caused her to lose so much and just left her? *Blake asked with watery eyes.* Adam only attacked her because of me. Because I l- *Blake stopped herself not wanting to confuse her love for Yang to her uncle.* ... Sigh, I'm like a black cat... All I do is bring misfortune to everyone I cross paths.
  • Qrow: ... Did you know I'm the reason why Summer Rose, Ruby and Yang's mom, is dead? *At this Blake stared at Qrow in shock and surprise* My Semblance is to bring misfortune. Unfortunately, I don't get a say one who it effect and one day as me and Summer were out on a mission, my misfortune fell upon her. Ruby don't know this, She was to young when it happened but Tai, their father, and Yang do. Yang was sad and Tai was furious but neither one blamed or hated me because of it. Hell, the night I had to tell them I was debating where to put the bullet in my brain until Yang and Ruby, a 6 and 4 year old little girls, told me it wasn't my fault and that everything was going to be okay and that they still loved me all the same.
  • Blake: *At first Blake found herself speechless before quietly muttering* I... I'm sorry. I had no idea...
  • Qrow: Meh, Don't sweat it. Just don't give up on Yang. Give her time to cool off. *Qrow said to her offering Blake his flask, only to pull it away slight as she hesitantly reaches for it.* Just promise you won't do something stupid and breaking my niece's heart again will ya? I hate to have to help Tai bury ya even before she gets to use her "Xiao-Long" charms on ya.
  • Blake: *At this Blake both gulped in fear and blushed at the realization that Qrow basically told her Yang felt the same way.* I-I will... Thank you.
  • Qrow: Don't mention it. Us Bad luck charms have to stick together. Now drink up. *With this Qrow handed Blake his flask as he pushed off the railing and headed inside.* You're going to need to liquid courage for you two's "Talk"... And to numb the pain from her left hook.
  • Blake: What ar-!?! *Blake started to question, turning to the old hunter only to find Yang standing at the doorway of the inn. It was also only 4 seconds before quickly downed the rest flask and unfortunately finding it empty as she whsisper.* Just my luck.
I'm haven't been watching

TVD season 7 because of how poorly season 6 ended and how terribly they treated Kai but reading all the news about Calaric (and Caroline being pregnant with his twins - can someone tell me what happened to Jo?) and Bonenzo (and the fact that Bonnie is in a mental hospital and Enzo is just asking her to help everyone else YET AGAIN) makes me livid. There are an infinite amount of plot holes, nothing is canon, this show has become too forced. I don’t know how someone could be so stupid as to throw away such great potential for a show (obviously I’m talking about Kai and his story). With Kai and his life alone Julie had a solid 2 seasons of material to work with. And Elena leaving would have been a perfect way to make Bonnie the leading female character with her love interest being Kai - especially since their covens were connected in the past. Plec has stupidly left so many unanswered questions from the last season. I also have no idea how the heretics tie into anything at this point and I can’t believe she has the AUDACITY to keep treating Bonnie like shit after everything that has happened. And the fact that literally nothing adds up or makes sense or has been built to is so frustrating. How does this woman still have her job? How does a TV Network let her keep running the show? And how in the world can she ignore everything she’s been doing wrong and convince herself she’s right? I’m not even watching this season and it makes me so livid. Especially with the whole “Caroline is pregnant with Alaric’s twins and is in love with him” bull shit. If they focused on Kai and Bonnie OR ended the show at season 6 and made a spinoff for the two and their lives the writers wouldn’t have had to disregard the whole “immortal, unable to have children” aspect of things just to work in Candice’s pregnancy. And WHY did they put in SO MUCH EFFORT into making Kai seem like an irredeemable character just to take it back in the next season? I hate Julie Plec with a burning passion and hope to god she loses her job and her bosses tell her she’s been fired for turning the show into a colossal train wreck and that she has done nothing but disappoint not only them, but anyone who at any point in his/her life has seen The Vampire Diaries.

And can someone please tell me what happened to Jo and how did they bring her back?

Okay, rant over.

anonymous asked:

hi katie! i just read about rosie o'donnel/barron trump being autistic and am really confused on how to feel about it? like everyone is up in arms about her comment but – as an autistic – i'm really offended that people think being autistic is such a bad thing? but similarly, i'm a self-dx and i haven't told anyone yet, so if it's true i understand completely wanting to keep it to yourself. it's not shame, just wanting to be private, ya know? i was wondering what your thoughts were.

(I’m gonna answer this in a PSA format, to help spread the word about this)

For those of you who don’t know, Rosie O’Donnell recently “accused” The Donald’s son Barron of being autistic. After she got backlash for that, she said:

“Barron Trump Autistic? if so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.”

This is a very troubling answer for a few reasons:

Reason 1: Autism is not an epidemic. It is not a disease (read this, I beg of you). It is not a death sentence. It can not be caught or spread. It is a disorder (and is only called a disorder because nothing else applies) and it is a spectrum of behaviors associated with the autistic kind of brain (which is simply different than a non-autistic brain, not inferior).

Autism has been called an “epidemic” because:

  1. There have been more diagnoses recently because our understanding of autism has grown - before, only nonverbal white boys who were rich enough to go to doctors and psychiatrists were diagnosed, but now it’s being recognized more and more
  2. Pharmaceutical companies are trying to find a “cure” to make money. That’s literally it. The organization Autism Speaks (please read that article too) is like Susan G Komen: out to make money by exploiting people. They tell the families of autistic children that their child is sick and their child’s “disease” must be cured. 

Reason 2: this article titled “Is Barron Trump Autistic? For The Love Of God, Stop Asking” (caption: “Do you really want Trump the breathtakingly ignorant pathological liar to set policy about autism?”) explains it perfectly:

  • Barron being autistic would offend Donald’s shallow sensibilities and having other people know about it would be intolerable. If it were to come out that Barron had been diagnosed as being on the spectrum, Donald would do what he always does: Find someone to blame, deny it even exists or just make up stuff about it.
  • He’s previously blamed vaccines and if he did so as president, the consequences would be apocalyptic. Millions of people would refuse to vaccinate their kids and the widespread return of preventable diseases would be unstoppable. If Trump were to decide that autism isn’t even a real thing or that it can be “cured”, it could set back legitimate research by decades.
  • Even worse, Donald might start spreading massive amounts of misinformation about autism because it’s easier than learning the facts about it. He’s a pathological liar and the damage he could do to the nation’s already tenuous understanding of autism is incalculable.

Here’s something Mike Savage, The Donald’s pick for the head of the National Institute of Health, said:

“I’ll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out. That’s what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, ‘Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.”

So yeah, that article’s idea about not talking about autism around Trump has the right idea: if Trump chooses to make autism something he covers in policy, people are straight up going to die.

Autistic kids are already tortured in “corrective therapy” (read that as electroshock/conversion therapy, or torture), and it’ll only get worse if a “cure” is something he decides he wants for us:

The Judge Rotenburg Center received a warning from the FDA stating that the devices the staff uses to shock patients–who wear a backpack wired to various parts of their bodies for easy zapping–violate FDA regulations. The devices, which center staff created and designated as “Graduated Electronic Decelerators” (GEDs), were approved in 1994. However, since that approval, the JRC team has jacked up the voltage on them. It has done so twice, in fact, putting them out of compliance. Their rationale, it seems, was that the original device was just too weak to hurt enough.

The UN also called the corrective therapy autistic people in the United States receive “tantamount to torture and cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment.”

To answer your question: autism is not an insult. Wanting to be private is not a bad thing, because you have a lot of reasons to be scared of or hesitant around non-autistics, especially under a Trump administration. You have no reason to be ashamed, but you have some reasons to be hesitant and cautious.

Rosie O’Donnell shouldn’t have called a child autistic because 1. it makes autistic people The Donald’s potential target, and 2. she called it an “epidemic.” I know that she adopted an autistic kid in her attempt to be seen as charitable, but she’s just like every other Autism Speaks parent whining about how hard her life is because of her child’s Awful Disease that must be cured. She doesn’t care about autism or even her own child: she cares about herself and getting in some kind of “insult” at The Donald in any way she can, and now autistic people are gonna pay the price for that.