i love it when she says calliope :')

Dirk Strider is so wonderful like, he finds out Calliope writes fanfic and draws fanart about his friends and him, and he doesn’t make fun of her at all, and instead shows genuine interest in her work, even compliments her art, but respects her boundaries when she says she doesn’t want to share some things. He’s so sweet I fucking love him.

In Defense of CallieRoxy

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and if you don’t like the ship that’s alright. But I’ve seen people genuinely pissed off about Callie being shipped romantically with anyone in canon, and I would like to add a few things on the matter.

First of all, some have been talking about Callie being too young for Roxy, since she’s ‘11′ in canon. What these people dismiss is that she’s 11 Units old. With Units being an unknown Cherub way of counting time. Like Troll Sweeps which are a 6-13 relation, it is very likely that this 11 is on a 11-15/16 relation, as Hussie kinda did the whole 3-year trip to equalise everyone’s age. So chances are Callie is the same age as everyone else, lifespan-wise. Maybe even older, considering she has spent time in the Furthest Ring as a Soul.

Another argument against this has been Aranea saying Cherubs can only perceive Romance in a black sense. So if you take her word, yeah, she’s right, this couldn’t happen and make sense in canon… Except Aranea is talking by the book and not actually describing any specific case.

When Aranea mentions Cherub stuff, she quickly starts to talk about their mating habits too, as well as the whole Leprechaun stuff. It is likely this perception of “Black Romance” comes from a Concupiscent point of view, and she’s talking how Cherub REPRODUCTION happens because black feelings are the trigger of the Snake transformation stuff.

But let’s consider she wasn’t just talking about hot giant snake bloody egg-laying sex. Let’s imagine there’s a book on the subject that says that Cherubs’ only quadrant is Black, for romance as well. Specially because Callie (and maybe Caliborn?) mentions something about not being able to feel Red. There’s a LOT of contradictions with this.

Callie has always been a deviant from her species. Not predominating, but brought back. Enjoying herself as a Troll more than a Cherub. She’s also a bit of a theorist with all her talk about Classpects and trying to decipher Rose’s book, and Caliborn is an asshole, so any statement from the two of them on the issue should be taken with a grain of salt. Callie has always seemed not too comfortable with her Cherub heritage to say the least, and she’s shown to be caring and loving and sociable even when they’re supposedly lonesome creatures by nature.

The biggest flaw of this argument, however, comes from other inter-specific relationships however. The Disciple and The Signless had a relationship that ‘Trascended Quadrants’. Hussie mentions about the much more complex and rich Troll Romance system, and it is said in various points Humans don’t quite understand it- Yet John is capable of, without even realise, black-flirt with Terezi in a rather successful manner, and let’s be honest, everyone in the Fandom absolutely understands these as anything very Human-like. One could argue too that Dave and Karkat having settled together and the whole confusion about their Quadrant could be a comment on how Karkat, much like the Signless, is kinda going past Quadrants and went for a more Human Relationship.

What I’m trying to say is it’s been shown again and again that Romantic Feelings of all kinds blossom between characters in ways they’re supposedly not being able to be felt. Aranea’s talks are very textbook-like. Like she read the stuff and memorised the facts. Her plan, too, was very experimental based on what she knew of her powers. She’d go to the Session, get rid of everyone, then use her Light powers to turn it into the Alpha. She’s very theoretical, but when it comes to practice, she gets her neck snapped and thrown into the fire. So whether it is yet another Hussie Jape about everyone being able of various kinds of relationships, or Callie herself being a different kind of Cherub, it is a possibility.

I’m getting a bit ahead with the explanations though, let me get back to one of the conversations that’s sparked the most controversy about the CallieRoxy ship as far as I’ve seen.

Here we see Roxy 1- Not interested in Callie, and 2- Callie saying she can’t feel Red. 

As I’ve said, Callie is a bit of a deviant Cherub. She’s fascinated about Red relationships, she’s very social, she likes her friends a lot, but feels, because she’s a Cherub, that she can’t love. This was over 4 years ago from Callie’s perspective, though. Getting in a group with people, growing to be happy on Earth C, feeling the care of those around her, if not finding out she CAN feel red for people, would it be so crazy to think Callie might actually be interested in TRYING at least? Trying to see what a Human Date is, fascinated about what goes on. This could also tie in with Callie being so nonchalant about inviting Jane over as well, naivety about the situation, further interest in how things would go with more people… Either way, there’s a lot of reasons why Calliope COULD be in a relationship with Roxy, or trying at the very least, and returning the affection in some way.

Now, the Roxy thing. Most people are saying about Callie not being able to like Roxy, but a few have also said about Roxy not being attracted to Callie. And… I mean. Come on. In that same conversation, Roxy says that she hardly knows anything about Callie, not even her name.

Callie was a good friend, she was cute, cheery, made lovely art, and I’m sure she helped Roxy through a lot! But at the same time, she was reclusive. The rules made with Caliborn, their game, omission of things to avoid temporal spoilers, they left her shrouded in a mysterious aura. Roxy say about how people around her are hot, but when it comes to relationship stuff she’s more careful. So of course she wouldn’t want to come across as loving Calliope when she didn’t even know her name and get her hopes up.

Now, this good friend she has had dies because of her abusive asshole ‘brother’. He starts harassing everyone, and they try to call out for Callie. Roxy manages to meet her in her dreams and becomes determined to find and rescue her. She manages to find her and bring her back from the dead, with her help they get the Matriorb to let the Troll Species live on. Callie feels comfort and physical affection for the first time. The scene with Roxy and Callie on Jade’s Land. The hug post-battle. Living as Queens of the Carapacian Kingdom, presumably together, for 4 years.

I mean that sounds like a very likely set of events for Rox to want to love Callie with all she’s got.

Either way, all of this isn’t trying to say that, “THEY ARE A COUPLE SHUT UP”, but rather try to get people who are being mean that it could happen and there’s no need to get up in arms about it, jeez. Just be nice to each other and enjoy your ships. All of them are canon after all remember?

;) *wonk*

The Muse of Space and the True Meaning of Power

Just read the upd8, and this is perhaps one of the most emotional, provocative upd8s I’ve seen in my short time in the fandom. This upd8 is another where the truest meaning and message of Homestuck becomes clear, as only befits the dawning realization of the destiny of the Muse of Space.

Doomed!Calliope is the penultimate example of the realized Muse of Space. She was the one who guided all the events of Act 6 towards herself by merely existing. Everybody wanted to find the god tier Muse of Space, the one being who could possible combat the unstoppable Lord of Time. And they’re right - now that the Muse has found her way to be released from the Furthest Ring, we may be looking at a final confrontation between brother and sister, masculine and feminine, destruction and creation.

But that is only the penultimate example. Second best.

The true ultimate example is Alpha!Calliope. The truest Muse of Space. The one who did nothing. Who was “unimportant”. Who was weak and failed.

And yet, in her weakness, in her failure, she has brought forward cosmic victory for her Aspect, for creation itself.

In Calliope, we see the true meaning of power. Or rather, half of it - as is the case with many things, perhaps all things, there are always two sides of a coin. Caliborn gives us the active version of power - raw, destructive power, the power of a Lord. In him we see everything repulsive and negative. In him we see destruction, hatred, bitter loneliness, and an overwhelming desire to turn the world to ash, dust, and darkness.

But in Calliope, we see the other half. The passive half. She is powerful because she is not. Her “failures” bring success. In her, we see the refined, calm, creative power of a Muse. In her we see everything beautiful and positive. In her we see creation, love, friendship, and an overflowing hope to see the world lit up with joy, peace, and light.

In this ultimate duality, we see yet another incredible piece of literary communique from Hussie. We see that the truest heroes are the ones we never see, never know. We see that ultimate power, as with the humble Page, lies not in being able to do anything, but knowing that you can nothing - in making it so that others can do something. And we see that this ultimate power does not come from darkness and hatred, as many would think - the world seems to be set up to allow the hateful, the violent, the darkness of humanity to reign over us all. So naturally, it seems like to be powerful, one must become hateful, violent, and dark.

But Calliope shows us the truest, purest, most divine, cosmic, and ultimate source of power:

Love. Compassion. Friendship.

Light.

God tier! Calliope may be the one to combat Lord English. But it won’t be her victory. Her victory was lost when she killed her brother the first place. Her victory was lost when she became cold, isolated, and ultimately, a detached god with only a grim sense of duty left to guide her. If anything, I would say that doomed!Calliope envies Alpha Calliope - Doomed!Calliope has a purpose, perhaps. But that purpose was chosen for her. She is a weapon, a tool, a means to an end - and when that end is accomplished, she will be no more.

But Calliope gets to choose her own purpose. She has known love and compassion and friendship, she has known things no other cherub has ever had the chance - dare I say, the privilege - of experiencing. She gets to be whatever she wants to be - a storyteller, a guide, a guardian. And perhaps most important to her… a friend. After all, when everything was said and done, who was it standing ready to greet the Muse? The Rogue. Roxy Lalonde, Calliope’s best friend, with the very Ring of Life which will bring her back to life. That is something doomed!Calliope could never have, not without never having known friendship. That is what it means for her to do what her god tier self, for all her power, all her immortality, could never do.

That is what it means to live.

That is one of the highest lessons of Calliope, Muse of Space. That is the lesson of the cherub with no purpose. 

Even a lonely ghost in the void can herald the dawn that purges the cold, lonely night.

I Won’t Say (I’m In Love)

Request: “Hi U mm this is my first time requesting something,so if what I’m request isn’t clear Sorry It’s about “I won’t say I’m in love” song from Hercules Movie As the reader Have a crush on Dean but no matter what she won’t say it, and on a hunt something cursed her And suddenly The Muses Goddesses Show up in her daily life(with the song dialogue) to make her confess her love to Dean Thank you” -Anon
Request: “I thought maybe Dean x Reader! Most likely Dean protects you all he can, and even gets angry at you for not listening to him, but confesses his love after you get extremely upset. (Cheesy, I know.)” -superchocolatefudge 

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Warning: none

Words: 1359

Song: I Won’t Say (I’m In Love) - Hercules

You watched Dean admiringly, how he held his gun, how he slowly walked into the hut the so-called witch had been so-called reported in. You snapped out of it when Sam gently nudged you from behind and you were soon following the oldest Winchester into the hut.

“There’s nothing here,” Dean stated quietly as he straightened his form, his pistol going to his side. “She must have cleared out.”

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calliopecookiejar  asked:

Hi there. I continue to read your metas and I just love them. I just re-watched HLV and noticed during the confrontation at Baker Street Sherlock asks John, what is she? He keeps asking what, not who. Do you think this is foreshadowing about how Mary is Moriarty. Or how Moriarty is not a who but a what.

Hi Calliope!

Oooooooooohhhh I KNOW someone has written about this before, but my quick-and-dirty meta: 

ABSOLUTELY. It’s been foreshadowed since ASiP when John says “What’s Moriarty?” and Sherlock replies, “I have absolutely no idea.” Then the “what” has made a reappearance in the most intense episode of the series in the form of, “What is she?”. 

There have been clues since TEH that Mary is more than she appears, and even more clues present themselves that she may have been involved with Moriarty somehow. Mofftiss love using foreshadowing, and if having the title of their latest episode being directly over Mary while the light was being shed over her wasn’t hint enough:

Then yeah, no one’s gonna get it until it’s actually verbalized on screen. I mean seriously? Normally the title immediate follows the opening credits. 

THEY PURPOSELY WAITED 2 AND A HALF MINUTES AFTER THE CREDITS TO TELL YOU THE NAME OF THE EPISODE JUST SO THEY COULD PUT IT OVER MARY. 

This isn’t a new thing; they usually wait awhile before telling you the episode title. But I think this is very telling that it’s over top of Mary; they probably really wanted to call it the abominable wife, but that would have been TOO obvious. *shrugs*

(here’s me rambling about the gif, if you’re interested)

Just the way I want you - Part 11

Oh yeah, some days it’s so easy,

Sometimes I forget how much I want you back again

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I want to give a shout-out to @comelayinmybed for our many discussions about this story, and I want to thank her for not letting me overthink it. :)

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Note - now distinctly rated R.

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3   Part 4   Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8   Part 9 Part 10

Part 11 below…

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apanoplyofsong  asked:

Alright, potential tipsy prompt (preferably for something Bellarke-y, probably obviously): 'wtf is that thing and what are you doing with it?'

Fun fact!! You replied to my tipsy prompt request post “I feel like I should keep up the tradition and prompt you about dogs but it feels like that would take so much ENERGY right now” and out of spite I started to write the below fic, and then you gave me the perfect prompt to add to it so anyway here you are: 

[AO3] [FFN]

Clarke’s cat loves Bellamy, and she thinks it’s radically unfair.

“Like, what the fuck?” she says, gesturing at Calliope with her tumbler of coke and whiskey. “Look at that attention-mongering jerkface. She should love me like that, not you.”

Bellamy doesn’t look away from the television. He’s got the PS3 controller in his hand and he’s rapidly flipping through movies on Netflix.

It’s date night, which means they refuse to go out on dates when there are twenty-three restaurants within delivery distance and a near infinite number of choices on Netflix. Really, they’re being very responsible adults: they’re saving money, and they’re also not going to get arrested for public indecency when they start groping each other on the couch.

It nearly happened once. They’re still banned from the local science museum for another fifteen months.

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Arizona Robbins was not a woman who gave up without a fight. She was not a woman who took ‘no’ for an answer, and she was not a woman who was afraid to go after what she wanted. She was raised to stand up for herself and stand up for the people she loved, and to never back down in the face of adversity.

And so she shouldn’t have been surprised when she found herself on an airplane, and in a taxi, and suddenly standing at the door to a New York City apartment with nothing but her purse and a feeling of pure determination.

But she was surprised – a little. 

She’d given up this fight a long time ago, and she’d bowed down, and she’d stepped aside with the notion that she was doing the right thing. Until one song on the radio – a song she hadn’t heard in years, on a station she never listened to – lit a fire inside her that propelled her clear across the country on a warm August night.

She knocked at the door, her heart thundering in her chest with pure adrenaline, and when she came face-to-face with the woman she loved she knew immediately that this was worth fighting for. This was a battle that she refused to lose.

“You and I are supposed to be together, Calliope. You know it, and I know it, and I don’t care what the past says because we are made for each other. We screw up over and over again but that doesn’t change the way I feel about you. I love you. And I know you love me. And so you need to pack your things and come home to Seattle and we are done fighting alone. We are done, do you hear me? We fight together; side by side.”

Callie stood in the doorway with a stunned expression, almost unable to believe she was finally hearing the words she’d longed for for years. That she was finally hearing her ex-wife, the person she still loved more than anything, put up a battle for their love.

“We are in this together, Calliope…we always have been. We’re better together, and we’re stronger together, and we are…”

Arizona took a breath, her eyes ablaze with emotion as she gazed at the dark eyes in front of her.

“We are magical.”

And they were. And Callie did.

She packed her things, and gave up her new job, and broke the heart of a woman she’d truly come to care for. She came home to Seattle, and to Arizona, and they were together like they were always meant to be – battling together for the life they both wanted and for the life they both deserved. For the love they both deserved.

No, Arizona Robbins was not a woman who gave up without a fight. 

She was a woman who followed her heart for the first time in her life and knew there was no backing down, who knew there was one last shot at happiness.

She was a woman who put it all on the line…

and won.

3r1s  asked:

Why're you so seemingly against calliroxy being a thing? (Stressing that it's definitely just a PLATONIC thing, etc)

I’m not against the ship itself, I’m just stating the fact that it’s not canonically possible.

Mainly, I wanted to clarify that there’s nothing wrong with the idea of thinking Roxy might kiss Calliope, even though there’s nothing related to red attraction about such a kiss. Without the latter clarification, people might think I’m trying to pave over their stated sexualities.

EDIT: sxizzor said:

stated sexualities? i kno calliope is on the record as not feeling the red feels, but there’s nothing that says roxy can’t like girls

Oh I know, that’s not what I meant. Remember when Calliope confused something Roxy was saying for a red advance, and Roxy clarified that she didn’t mean it like that?

That’s what I was talking about; I just phrased it “stated sexualities” because it’s a case of sexuality in Calliope’s case and a case of stated “don’t worry Callie it’s not like that” in Roxy’s case.

Roxy has nothing against homosexuality, but wanted to reassure Calliope that that wasn’t the type of ‘love’ she meant. And very little has happened since then between Calliope and Roxy that would change her mind. Calliope/Roxy, as a romantic/red relationship, isn’t in the cards. They’re otherwise as close as they could possibly be, though, hence one rescuing the other with something as strong as blatant marriage symbolism.

(Or you could just call it Blood!)

Okay, this might be a little ranty, but I’m kind of fired up about it so whatever.

I wanna preface this by saying that I love Calliope Torres.

But I’m 1000% tired of seeing stuff like “when will Callie take Arizona back?” or “Arizona’s had 4 chances.”

NEWS-FUCKING-FLASH: Arizona wasn’t the only person who did shitty things in their relationship. For the longest time Callie was never satisfied with Arizona.

-She got mad when Arizona didn’t wanna have a baby with her, instead of understanding and respecting it (though tbh, they both could have handled that better).

-She got mad when Arizona wanted to fulfill her dream of saving the world when she got the grant to go to Africa and Callie was brat about the entire situation, instead of being happy and proud. She kept making it about her and so Arizona left (messily and abruptly).

-The post amputation thing was such a mess and I know Arizona was a monster after it, but WHO THE FUCK WOULDN’T BE? Callie was not as supportive as she could have been. It was only five months after the amputation and she yelled at Arizona that it was time to get over the leg. Like… excuse. You don’t tell someone else when it’s time to get over trauma. Ever.

-I’m never going to be okay with Callie telling a room full of people that Arizona was dead, especially after she made the call to remove Arizona’s leg to keep her alive. Two wrongs don’t make a right, Calliope.

-During therapy, saying that she trapped Arizona into a kid she never wanted. WHY WOULD YOU? And it’s not even true. Arizona could have taken her ass back to Malawi when Callie callously revealed that she was having Mark Sloan’s baby, but she didn’t! And Arizona was the one to propose! And even though the writers don’t give them any screen time together to show it, Arizona loves her daughter.

-An episode or two after 11x05, Callie told an entire ER staff that she could see herself throwing her ex-wife out of a window, which????? WTF, bruh? Arizona hadn’t done shit to you after YOU broke up with HER and I just??? I think it’s wretched that she said that.

Now, I know Arizona’s done some shitty stuff, too, but she’s constantly called out on it and it’s annoying that no one does the same to Callie, who I love and adore, or I used to anyway. This season she’s been so :///. Anyway, that was stupidly long rant about how Arizona isn’t the only one who did shitty stuff and is not intended to be Callie hate/bashing.