Gotham Fandom, I’m low-key disappointed. I’m hoping someone else has posted about it and I’ve just missed it in my browsing of the tags, but seriously guys… Not ONE post about the fact that This guy:
is THIS GUY:
I CANNOT be the only one who got a kick out of that. I can’t be the only one who was tickled that they got David Dastmalchian for this. It’s the guy who played Thomas Shiff, who Batman describes as having “the kind of mind that the Joker attracts.”
It’s not even just that he’s been in the Batman franchise before. All the fangirling/fanboying over Jerome and the Joker-isms and we ignore the fact that guy who’s bringing Jerome back to life is played by the same guy who was one of this unstable recruits/lackies in “The Dark Knight?” Guys, Joker’s Thug is trying to bring him back to life (If they do keep going in this “Jerome is the Joker track).
Honestly, this was my favorite part of the whole episode.
I am in shock that this country has just elected Trump, a man who ran on a campaign of hate. I’m reading through so many people’s horrified posts this morning. Everyone is scared. No one knows what’s coming and I am hoping that it won’t be as bad as I imagine. I see someone else post this picture and think that actually, it may get worse than we imagine.
I’m not sure if anyone else has said anything about this but.. The pictures are from the intro to Volume 3. Team RWBY and JNPR are holding hands together and the first one to go is Pyrrah, she was also the first one of JNPR to die. Next to be let go is Nora and close behind her is Jaune. Last is Ren who seemed to linger there a bit before finally going off screen. I may be reading too much into this, and I hope I am because I’d hate for this to happen, but I feel this could be the order of team JNPR’s deaths. I guess it’s sort of too early to tell since so far only Pyrrah has died..but I don’t know. I feel like this scene had some reason to it. They’re all together and one by one team JNPR was taken away from the circle and the next scene was team RWBY sitting, backs together, looking upset or distraught or defeated, whatever you want to call it. But that’s all, just wanted to share my thoughts in case anyone else was thinking the same thing or something similar to that.
So this post is about a year over-due. I guess I kind of hoped someone else would write it so I wouldn’t have to (I am terrible at this, as you’re about to find out*), but well, no one has written one that I’ve seen, so here goes!
*I’ll make up for that by inserting gifs. And by keeping it as short as I can.
Since you’re following this blog, chances are that, like me, you’re somewhere under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.
So you probably know all too well about the issues with the lack of representation for LGBTQIA+ in the media. There’s a particular lack of intersex representation. Last year a couple of the YA books in the LGBT+ category featured intersex protagonists! This is great, because when I was growing up there was definitely no such section in the YA fiction category, let alone a book with an intersex protagonist. In fact, I didn’t know that there were other intersex people in the world. I didn’t know the word ‘intersex’ (my doctors were pretty awful), so I couldn’t even educate myself. Once I learnt the word though and started trying to connect with others like me via the internet, well… that was a big revelation. I read everything I could find on the topic.
And then I happened to come across pre-serum Steve:
Hairless, short, skinny guy with a long list of medical conditions. If you didn’t know: it’s quite common for intersex conditions to go hand in hand with similarly long lists of medical conditions (not always, there’s a huge variety in intersex conditions out there). In my case though? I definitely felt a connection with pre-serum Steve — to such an extent that I can’t see him as anything other than intersex. Not that I’d say we had the same condition, no way, but still… intersex Steve Rogers!
And at the time I really needed a superhero to be intersex. Seeing him as being intersex is what got me into this fandom and made Steve my favourite Avenger.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier altered Steve’s backstory, so that he didn’t grow up in an orphanage after all. So, less chance of those dreaded communal showers I always hated growing up, and therefore less chance that everyone and their goat in Brooklyn would know Steve was intersex (it wasn’t really until the 1920s/1930s that doctors started to intervene with surgeries on infants with 'ambiguous genitalia’**). Take it from me, you can hide a lot from people if you put your mind to it. However, depending on just how close Steve and Bucky (and their parents) were as kids, Steve might never have had much chance of hiding his intersex condition from Bucky. Even my dad’s generation guys just went swimming naked if women weren’t present.
**not all intersex people have 'ambiguous genitalia’, that’s just one of many ways in which intersex conditions manifest themselves.
At any rate, I think it’s likely that one thing we would have had in common is that Steve wouldn’t really have known about other intersex people existing. Maybe he would have seen another intersex person 'on display’ at a freak show. Steve would likely have felt a lot of pressure to try and hide his intersex condition from those around him and might have felt a need to, well, prove himself.
Though seriously, my colleagues at my new place of work all assumed I was gay, just because of how I look (not because of how I dress). Pre-serum Steve might’ve had to deal with a fair few people questioning, even if not out loud, whether he was queer or not, based simply on his looks due to his genetics. If word was out in the neighbourhood that he was intersex though, I don’t doubt at all that people would have seen him as being queer.
As for Steve getting into relationships with people, there’s a fair amount of virgin!Steve headcanons out there. I reckon he was having sex with Bucky, so he’s not a virgin, ehem, but okay, let’s say he wasn’t having sex with Bucky… Steve might have gotten quite far only to be rejected because of his genitals, or he might never have found anyone he felt he could trust enough to reveal to them that he was intersex. Waiting for the right partner and all…
(All the Steve/Peggy feelings at this point).
On that note, no internet, genitals that aren’t considered the norm, well, Steve might (depending on intersex condition) have had a lot of issues with sex anyway. Again, take it from me. When you can’t even figure out how that sort of thing works solo, you aren’t often too keen to try it with someone else.
On a post-serum note to end this post, I don’t think that the serum would have 'fixed’ Steve so that he was no longer intersex. To steal some lines from my intersex!Steve fic (which I will finish once I’m over this really massive writers block, ugh): “I developed the serum to enhance fighting and survival skills. Do your genitals or the shape of your nose or your eye color affect your usefulness in battle? No. So the serum won’t affect any of those things. You’ll still be you after the procedure. You wouldn’t want me to turn you into someone else entirely, would you?”
gUYS hope has been restored hear me out okay… isabella’s dead body wasn’t shown, as i mentioned in another post. i saw someone else posting (i can’t recall your url sorry) about how it’s odd that ed wouldn’t know isabella has died, as it was in a car crash in her own car caused by a train. nothing mysterious about that, you identify the body, her death is recorded somewhere, ed finds out, simple. him going to oswald implies that no one can find her, that she’s gone missing. her being alive could be great for nygmobblepot. she could make a return and be the massive evil villain we all hoped she would be, screw ed over and stir up some more drama, oswald has to come in to save the day, and there you have it ed realizes shes not good news and oswald confesses his love for ed resulting in canon nygmobblepot.
Venus Retrograde 2017:
A Message To You From Venus // New Energy of Awakening
Has anyone been having relationships issues lately? Have you gone through a break up or are you doubting your current relationship? Do you feel as if you and your partner are fighting a lot, or separating in some way? This is due to the Venus retrograde taking place, that will still be in affect until April 15, 2017. Personally, I hate Venus retrogrades!! I love to be in love with my husband, my soulmate, my everything. But lately, we have had no time for each other which has lead to fights and arguments. Loved ones and friends I know have also been having issues with their partners. 2 of my best friends just ended their long term relationships. I felt the need to write a post on this, hoping this will ease the minds of anyone else going through hardships in their love lives- because I am feeling the pain as well. However- retrogrades are meant to help you realize any hidden truths occurring in your life. Positioned in Venus, your love life is under the spotlight. Let us feel these changes, and understand everything is meant to happen as they are. The Source has a plan for all of us. Here is what the Venus Retrograde this year is teaching us: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Intentions create a void – an opening for you to rearrange your life. In order for new energies to be integrated, the old ones have to be dis-ordered… which creates chaos. The more high vibration energy you bring in, the more light you shine on what needs to be cleared. With Venus, the planet of Love, Beauty and Abundance, in retrograde, we are being prompted more than ever to feel, act and speak from the heart. Venus’ message during this retrograde is: Hold intentions for EVERY moment of your life. Hold intentions for Love. Hold intentions for Prosperity. Hold intentions for Joy. Have strong energy boundaries. Strong intentions enable you to forge a NEW path and allow this new energy of Awakening to grow and expand. A strong intention opens a new space for you to FILL with what you want to create. In this new paradigm, we are being fully held accountable for holding intentions for every moment of our lives. Nothing is left to chance. The more clear your intention is, the greater your ability to attract what it is you want. You’re an emotional being. You are pure feeling. You are a sensual, sensitive soul. Venus is a symbol of love, feeling, creativity, sensuality and vibrant abundance. Now in its retrograde cycle, Venus implores you to FEEL. And as it inches backwards in Aries towards Pisces over the next weeks, Venus is moving to the powerful “Aries Point” – the area in the zodiac separating Aries, the first sign, with Pisces, the last sign. That intersection between Aries and Pisces is very powerful, magnifying everything it touches. Venus has a very specific Arrival point before it turns direct on April 15: Venus is heading to a direct conjunction with Chiron in Pisces. Chiron – the healer, in Pisces – the sensual, sensitive, psychic sign. You are being prepared at this time to surrender in order to be fully available to experience a major healing – a profound inner transformation. Venus retrograde in the first sign of the zodiac is asking you to set your frequency, and set it HIGH. Try as much as you can to not tune into negativity.
What’s important is to STAY in your OWN energy. Keep your intentions for what You want going… always. What you create for You, you create for the World. Your decision to create more Joy in your life expands that same energy for the planet. Venus invites you to be a shining beacon of Light and Love.
@peacockarehot is a blog I actively seek out and check daily. They just write meta’s about the show and answer questions. Super fantastic. Don’t go on their blog if you don’t have the X-Files theme playing in the background.
@zuzusexytiems is fantastic and hilarious and I hope to get to know her better! She’s got the best headcanons. Be warned: Her blog isn’t exclusively ATLA.
@steambend is an awesome blog and they love Sokka more than life itself which is so refreshing because not enough people appreciate just how beautiful and amazing he is
@beifongheiress@marsreds are both two fantastic people who I’ve had the pleasure to get to know through our bonding over how fantastic zutara is. Neither is ATLA exclusive but they do post about it.
@chibending has a really quality blog (with a perfect amount of Keith and Kallura from Voltron (SERIOUSLY no one else ships it so honestly bless u)) and I hope to get to know her better as well!
@funfanfin is lovely, but another not 100% ATLA blog
@paintedfirelady is great and has THE BEST ART. A Zutara centric blog and doesn’t update super frequently but still awesome.
That’s almost everyone I follow actually haha. I need to follow more blogs, probably. I mainly reblog from stalking the tag and old dormant blogs that appear on my recommended. But everyone here is still fantastic.
1. I am LOVING writing what inspires me when it inspires me. I have let go of what I SHOULD write, and let go of the idea that I have to post on a schedule, and let go of pleasing anyone other than myself. It’s super freeing, and I am enjoying myself again!
2. That attitude has led to a Dean x reader one shot involving bed sharing and angry sex that will be posted tonight.
Hope everyone else is feeling happy and wonderful! Love y'all! XOXO
YAY! I got this on on Ao3 at a decent time so I can actually post it here!
The group chat is quiet, which is Nursey’s first clue that something’s wrong. Bitty texted him early, a simple ‘happy birthday!!!!’ with a lot of emojis, but no one else on the team has said anything yet. He really hopes they aren’t planning something, because he knows he specifically told them he doesn’t want a huge party for his birthday.
Jack learns the front crawl: Jack Swimmermann
Jack turns the lights down: Jack Dimmermann
Jack dresses as the reaper for Halloween: Jack Grimmerman
Jack’s team is 6-0 this season: Jack Winnermann
Jack laughs at a joke: Jack Grinnermann
Jack gets married: Jack Bittle
My first time posting a fic here. Oh dear, let’s see how this goes. Here’s my Hanzo/Mercy (Healing Arrow)
The Second Dragon is just a one-shot. Just two people subtly falling in love from a distance. I’m not sure how else to describe it… It’s different than most short stories I’ve written, but ya’ll probably wouldn’t know because I never post them, ha… anyway, I’ll shut up now.
He always just sat there alone.
Whether it was before or after combat, he was always alone. He bothered no other, and no other bothered him. That was how it was, and that was how it had always been since the team was formed. The only exception was during battle, where communication was key to success, but that was the only time in which he would engage in conversation, even though the talking was brief and urgent. He only spoke when spoken to; he never delved into anyone’s business, and whoever tried to get into his, he would be sure to shake the rattle and make them back off. Everyone knew his name, and everyone knew what he did; but that was all. That was it. Nothing more. Despite her feelings about him, it only made her more curious.
This was an idea from one of my lovely Jai sister-wives, @mimigemrose. I loved this idea so much when I saw your post, I don’t know if anyone else has done it yet as I am quite late with this (sorry) but I do hope you like it :)
Work had been extremely hectic lately and I needed a getaway. Initially, I was supposed to get out of the city with a friend - you know, nothing too outlandish and nothing too boring. We decided to rent out a house down by the beach, after a mutual friend’s recommendation. The only problem was the text that I had gotten the night before. I managed to prize my eyes open to look at the purposely-dimly lit screen of my phone. It was almost four in the morning and one text message was displayed on my screen - ‘so sorry i can’t make it tomorrow, i promise i will make it up to you xx’. I sighed and slumped back into my bed, my frustration could wait til the morning.
it brings me great joy to announce that i will be putting out a project sometime before this year ends. i’m really excited to share w you all my art. this will be my first poetry book. it will be filled w short poems / long poems / excerpts / stories / random things i write at 2 am + etc. my ideal goal is to put this out before summer ends. so hopefully around August / September is when this will project will launch. writing is something that has always helped me. i hope once this comes out, it will help / motivate / or inspire someone else. and so on and so forth. it will streamed and posted on here, and my Instagram. pictures / visuals / videos will be posted as well. they will correlate w the pieces in the book. thank you for reading this. i hope you are as excited as i am.
cheers, and love to you.
volume one, coming soon.
x - kira malibu
For you @nerd-ballerz! Argh!! I hope it’s OK 🙈 I’m just going to post and hope for the best! Thank you for sending me this prompt 😘
This is a poem about Solas and Lavellan. They’re up early in the gardens at Skyhold and the timing seems right for Lavellan to ask him something that has been on her mind…
“Whispering leaves, the garden undisturbed
Early morning sun, the smell of fresh herbs
Their fortress is silent, they walk like king and queen
No one else has risen yet, no one can intervene
Words come easy, more playful than before
His guard is down, she glimpses behind the door
He looks so young, like he’s never known pain
No sadness in his eyes, no regret, no shame
They settle down, a nearby tree
Their fingers entwined, playing lazily
But the levee breaks, she can’t help but say
“Vhenan… Why do you always walk away?”
She feels him tense, perfect moment shattered
She curses herself, but her question matters
On the tip of her tongue, it has danced in her mind
She swallowed it down, never the right time
Pleading eyes, sadness flooding back
His gaze to the ground, he wish she’d not asked
Even before the question left her lips, she knew
That he’d skirt around the edges, not tell the truth
He’s frozen in time, sound caught in his chest
Grasping for words, not used to being speechless
Expectant gaze, kind, gentle, encouraging
But how could he tell her, she would hate him
A thought he had everyday, a slow, painful torture
That the woman he loves would see only a monster
So he starts to rise, soft hand reaches out to him
Hand on his arm, he’s starting to walk away again
She breaks the silence, anguished cry
He stops in his tracks and goes to her side
He’s more than she can take, but never enough
He feels like he can’t breathe without her love
So just in this moment, just for today…
A/N: And slowly I crawl out of my grave and wipe the dust off of my keyboard. How long has it been since I posted anything? 10, 100 years? Anyways, this is for the anon who requested: could u plz write one where youre hux’s force-sensitive wife who was once a very powerful sith leader & then you disappeared & hux thinks you’re dead (thus his coldness to everyone else)… “ I did change the prompt up a bit cause I think I got a bit off track and carried away, but I hope you still enjoy it! :)
Pairing: Hux x F!reader
Word Count: 2.7K
It had been four years since (Y/N) disappeared. In that time, she had largely fallen out of the First Order’s collective consciousness. Once what had seemed like endless organized search parties and non-stop interrogations started to dwindle as time passed, so too did the fervor to find (Y/N).
Anonymous said: Oh man I nearly cried
during the Mikaela trying to kill himself one. D: You did good on it though!
Would you consider doing a part 2?
Anonymous said: Now that you’ve done Mika
trying to kill himself, what about Yuu reaction to that? Like, finding him or
hearing him crying, or Guren just telling him. Btw, your audios are awesome, I
did cry with your last one <3
@conanamitie submitted: Hello Shawn! Hope you and
Kevin are well <3 I wish to submit a request: Yuu walking in on Mika trying
to attempt suicide (your previous post) ^^ Thank you and please have a lovely
@rinmatsumocha said: Shawn you know the audio
you did with Mika trying to kill himself? You should do an after of like, Yuu
walking in and seeing. You should script it tho. How will Yuu react??? o:
This is easily the most requested audio I have ever received,
Where the hell has Mika
gotten off to? Everyone else is worried and, I haven’t seen him in hours.
Mika, is that you? It’s
so dark in here…let me get a ligh-
*Light switch sound
Mika…what the…what is…is
that…is that blood…
blood…what have you-
I JUST CAN’T DIE. I have
spent…Yuu chan…I’ve spent the last twenty minutes stabbing myself and I just…
fucking monster, and you don’t need me in your life.
Let me finish. You…we
were family. It wasn’t the best, but for what we had…we made the most of it.
Then, we lost everything. We did. But you…you found a family again. You found
everything you lost. I…didn’t. I became a horrible creature that shouldn’t be
on this earth. I lost everything…I lost everything and then my entire life was
ruined a second time. Then…seeing you happy…and with your family…I’m only going
to cause you more pain. I stayed alive to see you so I could try to make you
happy again…but you don’t…you don’t need that. You’ve go-
*Tackles into a hug*
Mika…shut up. How can you honestly feel that way. What part of you makes you a
I am a fucking vampire,
Yuu. I drink human blood.
You drink Yuichiro’s
blood. There’s a difference.
Get this through your
head. You. Are not. A monster. And I need you more than you know. Finding out
you were alive…Mika that was the happiest day of my life. If you had killed
yourself here…I don’t know what I would have done but I sure as hell wouldn’t
be very far behind you.
No, I let you talk, now
shut up and listen. You are the most important person in my life, Mika. Just
because I have a new family doesn’t mean I forget the old ones. You…You’re the
only old family I have. The only semblance of memory I have about what our
family used to be and…I can’t ever lose that. You need to promise me, here and
now, that you won’t ever do this again.