I’ve seen a couple discussions on the conversation between Mutsuki and Saiko, and I really want to give my take on it. I have no clue if someone already explained it all, but I honestly LOVE this scene so much that I’m ok with just ranting about it to vent my feeeeels
Saiko is pretty intuitive, and I love her for that. You generally see her in the background when it comes to character interactions, observing their actions and expressions. As a result she’s in a good position to see the little details other people miss. Multiple times we’ve seen her have a deeper understanding of the people around her than anyone else.
So when Saiko said that she smelled blood,
specifically human blood, she wasn’t referencing menstruation. She even pointed out that she already knew Mutsuki was a girl way before this and that him bringing it up was utterly pointless. If you look at Saiko’s expressions throughout their conversion, it shifts from wary and uncomfortable,
to first shocked, disturbed, and then tearful.
That would be a pretty strange reaction for someone who was just told something they were already aware of. It was the type of reaction someone had when something horrifying they never wanted to hear was just confirmed. Mutsuki lying straight to Saiko’s face probably didn’t help his case either.
That’s because Mutsuki didn’t misunderstand the situation, he knew exactly what Saiko could have been referencing, and it definitely had nothing to do with his sex. He was most likely panicked over the fact that she may have been catching on to the smell of human blood on his body (probably more than once, considering she thought it was important to finally bring it up to him).
To get out of the situation the best way he could, he basically interrupted her train of thought and instantly told her that he was a girl. He was almost in a rush to get it out, which was pretty unlike him. Mutsuki decided that using the female card as a distraction, which would also imply that any smell of blood would be due to menstruation, was a good strategy.
But considering Q and human blood smell differently (Saiko specifically taking the time to differentiate between the smell of just blood, and human blood), probably means Mutsuki knew his excuse was shaky, and that he’s now in a pretty bad situation.
Now the current situation as a whole is something along the lines of:
Saiko knows Mutsuki lied to her and that he’s doing some very disturbing things behind the Q’s and CCG’s backs.
Saiko is crushed and disappointing that Mutsuki lied to her and is actually trying to hide it, which she’s probably taking it as him trying to hide the hobby the best he can so he can continue hurting/killing other people.
Mutsuki probably knows his excuse for the smell of blood was very weak and that he’s not in a good situation with Saiko right now. He’s shaken up, considering his nervous tick was immediately present and very obvious once he ran from ended the conversation.
The fact that it’s implying that he’s doing exactly what we think he’s doing to other people in private, shouldn’t be surprising as Ishida has been foreshadowing it a ton this last Arc. If it’s true, then Mutsuki has officially stopped restraining the sadistic part of his personality, (whether it’s natural to him or not) and decided to upgraded from animals to humans.
Where are you keeping your collection of tongues this time, Mutsuki?
TL;DR Mutsuki is probably killing/eating humans, and was scared Saiko was catching on, and as a result tried to use the ‘I’m female’/’I menstruate sometimes’ card as an explanation for the occasional smell of human blood on his body.
And honestly I’m a bit nervous about their relationship at the moment… Hopefully Saiko won’t do anything drastic about the situation, as Mutsuki’s unpredictable in the fact that we have no clue how far he’d be willing to go to keep his tendencies a secret. Doesn’t help that Ishida has shown us he’s willing to attempt murder hurt a close friend (Akira) if that’s what the situation asks of him.
summary: reader’s friend gets distracted by Rafael on a night out, and daveed is there to keep her entertained
warnings: NSFW! alcohol, swearing, clippng lyrics (they’re filthy wow), semi-public sex (?), and smut, like, SMUT.
word count: 3,004
a/n: this largely exists so I can get over Daveed’s verse in the clippng song “tonight” where he just talks through sex and then PANTS INTO THE MIC. BYE. this is my first ham imagine, so…yeah. inbox is open for feedback and requests and friendship and shiiit.
Leafpool: Mothwing is so beautiful and intelligent and pretty and wonderful and beautiful and sweet and kind and nice and beautiful. Did i mention she’s beautiful? Gosh I wish I knew what was going on in that beautiful golden head of hers i worry about her so much. She’s so amazing though and such a good medicine cat shes going to do great things. And she’s just so gorgeous she my best most closest friend.
Also Leafpool: Wow this Crowfeather guy is kind of a jerk I want to stay away from him as much as possible he probably hates me anyway and he just glares at me all the time and how can Cinderpelt think I like him?? He’s rude and awful
Listen. Merribela is my ultimate weakness. My Achilles heel. Their just so PERFECT Isabela who doesn’t think she’s capable of a long term loving relationship, Merrill who sees past how Isabela sees herself and loves her for everything, not “despite” anything. Merrill who doesn’t see how Isabela could see anything in her because wow, isabelas so beautiful and exciting and Merrill sees herself as So boring and inexperienced in the world, and Isabela seeing everything in Merrill that Merrill doesn’t see. Them loving each other and being so DIFFERENT but also so alike at heart, their desire to help people, their yearning for adventure and knowledge go so well together I mean just imagine them exploring ancient ruins together and learning so much and having so much fun. Them helping refugees and elves in the alienage because they both know what it’s like to have nothing and no one. Isabela learning that she IS deserving of love and that people do care for her, that she’s lovable and kind and hilarious because Merrill never stops reminding her of this. Merrill realizing she doesn’t have to do anything alone anymore, that she can ask for help when she needs it and Isabela will never judge her. Them both learning that they always have each other’s backs no matter what and they never have to feel alone or unloved again
Yeeess!! my fave is back and he hasn’t been demoted!! also, based on the scene he was in, we got a bit of information surrounding the Schnee dust company and the political side of Atlas!
. Ironwood has not been demoted! he still holds the rank of General.
. Not only that but he also holds two seats on the council.
. Seeing as he seems to have so much power and position (Headmaster, General, Member of Council etc) he must be well trusted by the Atlesian government, especially considering the fact that since the events in Vale, he hasn’t seemed to have lost any of these powers or positions, which would be appropriate considering the events. Jacques even mentions later on that it’s shocking Ironwood hasn’t been demoted or stripped of his rank.
. Ironwood has already set an embargo on dust exports from Atlas, which is why Jacques is so ruffled.
. Ironwood seems to have further ideas in mind other than the embargo, that were only implied during the exchange. It’s possible it was to prolong the dust embargo until it’s certain no kingdom will declare war, which Jacques mentions later on. This implies there are great political tensions and unrest between the kingdoms currently.
. Ironwood seems to only have the well-being of Atlas in mind, which is a relief to me, because since the new opening suggested Ironwood was heavily associated with the Schnee’s, I immediately assumed it was because he was lending the power of his position to aide sketchy business enterprises, but it seems he only associates with them professionally.
. Additionally; Weiss trusts him so that’s nice, you can add Ironwoods name to the list of people Weiss can trust in Atlas, which is now at a grand total of 3
buffy anne summers saved me. she is brave and smart and kind. she is everything good in this world. buffy summers has dealt with the literal weight of the world on her shoulders since she was sixteen years old. can you imagine being put under that kind of pressure at SIXTEEN? she has risen against all odds, and overcome her fears again and again. buffy summers has battled suicidal thoughts and depression. buffy summers lifts up and encourages the women in her life to be their best selves. buffy summers has inspired and continues to inspire hundreds of thousands of girls worldwide to own who they are, accepting themselves for better or worse. buffy summers and the show she’s the protagonist of set the social landscape for portraying simultaneously strong and feminine characters in television. buffy summers is a superhero but she’s also an amazing and powerful person. buffy summers is a truly iconic character, and deserves to be appreciated for it.
Wow, I haven’t drawn or posted anything in a long time. I’m slowly trying to motivate myself to get back into the art groove! *clenches fist* Gotta shake off that rust! What better way to do just that than to draw the characters I adore that belong to the people I adore?
So, here’s some gift art I did a while back for one of my dear friends, @spicypapayas, of her adorable asura, Paprika!
“Oh, man, you don’t even understand how wonderful you are. You’re so talented and strong, and smart, and clever, and bright. You have dozens of admirers, coming up and expressing their love for you - and who can blame them? You’re kind and fair, and you make me laugh harder than I’ve ever laughed, and-wow. You’re just incredible and - and I just want to say I love you. So much.”
Marinette smiled, something clogging her throat as she stared up at the blond boy.
“Adrien, that’s a beautiful speech. Perfect.” She laughed airily and wiped her face. “You made me cry, look.”
He beamed, and it was such a beautiful sight it made her heart soar.
“Thanks for letting me rehearse my speech; do you really think La-the girl I like will like it too?” He asked.
Marinette nodded, biting her lip. “Y-Yeah…she’s a real lucky girl, Adrien.”
The love of her life put his hand on her shoulder, and for once, she just wanted to slap it away and run far, far away.
an; wow okay so! this is my first actual jily fic and i do hope it was good for you and everyone and this was so much fun to write ahh. happy holidays or just happy winter idk but i hope you’re having a lovely day today.
rating; teen and up
word count; 10,612
The first time she ever saw her soulmate she was 10 and had eaten an entire jar full of peanut butter on a dare. She was so tired she fell asleep and dreams of stormy nights with the stars still out. It’s raining and she is cold so she starts looking around for somewhere to hide. There is a cave and as she gets closer to it, Lily sees another figure huddled in it.
Lily marches into the cave eyeing the person. Logically she knows that she is in a dream and nothing can happen to her. Curiosity bubbles beneath her and finally she blurts out “Who are you? I’ve never seen you before”
The other boy looks up and grins at her. He has hazel eyes she realizes, they’re the same colour as Petunia’s, and he has black hair just like Sev’s. But his hair juts out everywhere and for a second she wonders if a lightning from Zeus hit it. “I’m James” he introduces himself “who are you?”
“Lily of the Evans residence” she says in her best grown-up voice. She heard Petunia answer the phone once saying that phrasing and liked it. “What’re you doing here?”
At this he grows quiet and scuffs his shoes around. Lily realizes she has hit a nerve and looks away trying to think of something else to say so he doesn’t feel as bad. “I was looking for some friends” he finally says quietly with a hint of sadness seeping into his tone
Lily frowns looking at him with hands in his pockets. It doesn’t suit him she decides, and neither does the sadness on his face. “Well I’m your friend now” she tells him. He looks up at her a little startled and she grabs his hands. “C’mon lets go play something fun”
They play together for a while. She isn’t sure how long it was but after a while he complained that he was getting tired so they both sat down. “So this is your dream” he finally says
“Yeah. What do you think?” she asks
He shrugs and looks around. His hair is still messy and his glasses are lopsided on his face. “Most of my dreams are about me being a wizard and beating a dragon. Or becoming a wizard and using magic to pull pranks around the world and making people laugh. This is just really plain”
Lily shrugs loosely and looks around. They’re sitting at a beach, the night not quite there yet, a soft glow on the sky. A few stars already were coming out and the moon lazily hovered above them, the sea expanding above the two of them. “Here” she finally says “there are rows of houses, the kind with nice families who always did their work on time, had money, and their biggest fight in their houses was what to have for dinner. And I live in them with my family. My dad comes home every night after work and he helps me with my homework. Mom takes me to school perfectly on time and lets me help her with dinner. And Petunia, my sister” she pauses for a second “she is happy” Lily ends looking down at the sand
The boy turns to look at her. He stares at her like she is a puzzle, a mystery he wants to solve but isn’t sure how. “I like it then. Its nice. And its what you want”
She blushes and pushes him lightly into the sand. They get into a sand castle competition and hers keeps falling apart. After a while her mom comes out and she smells like strawberries instead of liquor. When she comes the boy gets up and brushes the sand off and raises out his hand.
“Hi Ms. Evans” he says politely trying not to giggle, “I’m James of the Potter residence”
Do you ever just pause and think, “Wow, Candice Patton was perfectly cast as Iris West,” because I sure do.
I love her so much. She brings so much warmth and joy and intelligence to the role. I take it for granted that every Flash episode I get to see this incredible woman do her thing. She holds a perfect balance between gravity and levity, sincere and silly. We got so, so lucky, you guys.