Confession: OK. I get it if you only want to date black men or women and have black babies. Awesome, amazing. Do you, boo. But it pisses me off when I hear black people say “I don’t want no cream or cut baby,” like, WTF. You say you are pro-black but compare mixed children to food. If I have a child one day, I’m just gonna be happy that it’s healthy. It makes me angry. Black babies are beautiful and mixed babies are beautiful.
For the Drabble challenge 34 w/ Bucky and 35 w/ Lance please and gracias 😊
OK, so I only picked one but yeah.
‘Why’re you dressed like that?’
You glanced down at the expanse of lilac that you wore, poking your shoes out from the bottom of your formal dress to let the loose hemline dribble around the floor.
The lines between your eyebrows creased as you caught the eye of your husband, Lance, and instinctively, you began to check your dress for problems. He looked as cool and suave as he always did, in a fitted black tuxedo, the bowtie gently rubbing at his Adam’s Apple.
On his wrists were little gold medal cufflinks, a joke present from your first Christmas together.
‘Does that mean it looks good or should I change? Because I don’t have another formal dress just lying around.’
Lance’s eyes softened, little lines wrinkling out from the edges of his baby blues. He moved towards the staircase, delicately taking his hands in yours and walking you down the last few steps.
Once at the bottom, he wrapped his arms around you, careful not to crush the dress as he did. There was a breath of warm air around your ear and you couldn’t help but smile gently.
‘No. You’re beautiful. Perhaps I just picked the wrong words.’
He laughed again, his hand at the small of your back. After a moment, the pair of you pulled a little way apart and his hand travelled from your back to your stomach, gently stroking over your stomach.
It was still early days, but there was the smallest bump in that area. Just enough of a sign that a third Tucker was on their way, even if it took a few months before the two of you got to hold them.
‘You still feel OK to go to this? We can stay in bed if your feet hurt too much—‘
Carefully, you pressed a finger to his lips, silencing him mid-rant. Since explaining to him that you were pregnant, Lance had gone into a protective mode you’d never really seen him in before. Nothing was too much for him to do, and he wouldn’t let you walk too far or lift anything heavy without a certain number of breaks in between.
‘Darling, I love that you’re concerned- but in six months I’ll be the size of a refrigerator and desperate for alcohol. Two things I actively dislike. I want to have a big night out with you before I become incapacitated.’
He smiled, gently tucking a strand of hair around your ear and letting his hand brush against your cheek as it returned to his side. The fondness in his eyes made your stomach feel warm and comforted.
‘You do look sensational, baby,’ he murmured, pulling your hand up so he could kiss along your knuckles.
‘As do you. Who knew you could pull off something other than gym clothes so well?’
Lance pretended to look irritated.
‘I wore a suit to our wedding, didn’t I?’
‘After a big fight.’
‘But I still did it, and that’s what matters.’
Lance carefully slotted his hand in yours, grabbing his car keys from the side.
‘I’ll drive, alright? And I promise I’ll carry you to bed if your feet hurt by the end of this thing,’ Lance said with a soft squeeze of your hand.
You leant your head on his shoulder, immediately relaxed by the sensation of his warm, muscular body beside you. As he led you to the car, you couldn’t help but rest your hand on your stomach, feeling the hardness of your stomach that signified a baby was slowly coming to life inside of you.
You couldn’t wait to meet the baby Tucker. And you were pretty sure Lance couldn’t either.
katrina law is afraid of zombies (”but her girlfriend is a zombie so??”)
echo singing aaron burr sir
katrina says her fave scene to film was the milkshake scene with laurel&nyssa
the actress who plays felicity’s mom (who i dont remember), was the only one who remembered an old line and it was “pin the junk on the hunk” and thats so same
KC talked about how the wedding dress was her fave part of the crossover
according KC a black canary/black siren show down would be “very loud”
someone asked my question which was “is a talia vs nyssa showdown going to happen” and katrina gave my like ideal answer which was “i think my sister needs a beat down right now because she’s messing with my husband” and thats just so !! everything to me!!
also according to katrina: “there’s no divorce in the league of assassins”
basically i just screamed every time katrina answered a question
Everyone, PLEASE go support the new Power Rangers movie.
I know basically nothing about the franchise, I was never a fan as a kid, I get it if you’re like ‘idk what even’ about the movie.
I haven’t even seen the movie yet.
But out of the 5 main cast members, 4 are non-white, and of those, 1 is an openly queer Latina, and 1 is black and autistic.
Words can’t express how huge this is.
Not only is this the first openly queer superhero in a blockbuster movie, she is also Latina.
It’s also, the first autistic superhero in a blockbuster movie.
It’s one of the first times I have ever seen a canonically autistic protagonist in a major piece of media, ever, in a narrative that isn’t just about them Suffering About Being Autistic™.
It’s the second black autistic character I’ve ever seen in any form of media, ever, either, and that is incredibly significant. It’s looking like it will be fairly positive representation, which is so important, given the issues that black autistic people face. (More likely to be underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, more likely to be the victims of police violence and persecution, etc.)
If it doesn’t do well, the diversity of the film will get blamed by Hollywood, rather than any of the individual creative merits of the film itself.
But if this movie succeeds, it could be genuinely groundbreaking, in terms of what is considered viable in terms of casting and representation in major blockbuster movies.
If you want more POC heroes, more queer heroes, more disabled heroes, in your media?
Shiro, if I understand correctly, you are a Child of the Leap?
Keith and Lance were telling me that, on Earth, every four years you have one extra day, and children born on this day are the "Child of the Leap", a person who takes way longer then others to age.
I must say that this is fascinating! It only makes sense that someone with such a honorable day of birth is the pilot of the Black Lion! Unfortunately, they said that this also means that you are way younger then I assumed. So please, tell me more about being a Child of the Leap.
*looks at the camera like he is in The Office*
moments in season 2 that haven’t been fully appreciated by the fandom
hunk: “uh oh, i think keith just blew his own mind!” [everyone laughs goodnaturedly, keith looks sheepish but is smiling]
pidge geeking out over turing
“coran, coran, the gorgeous man!”
lance being absolutely adorable multiple times (nicknaming the blade of marmora “marmorites”, yelling “stay away from my friend!” when protecting the yupper that he just met, “i don’t need pants, i’m a mermaid”, “is this a game? i like games!” [ten seconds later] “is this a game? i hate games!”)
keith’s “back-lion driving” (and the fact that hunk listens to him lol)
allura playing charades with the castle mice
keith PILOTING THE FUCKING BLACK LION
ALLURA KICKING DRUID ASS AND FIGHTING HAGGAR
HAGGAR BEING AN ALTEAN??? ALLURA AND CORAN AREN’T THE ONLY ONES LEFT OF THEIR RACE??
the look on shiro’s face when he realizes that keith has a galra knife
blade of marmora: “can you corroborate your friend’s story? does this knife belong to him?” shiro, sounding incredibly torn: “….i don’t know”
[lance panicking when they’re holding the scaultrite disks] pidge: “hold on tight, lance!”
For the love of rosemary, why does anyone have a problem with this???
There is only one instance where I could see witch aesthetic being offensive, and that’s when it’s perpetuating harmful antisemitic stereotypes.
But do you know what I see instead? Young kids wearing black clothes, liking crystals and candles, and getting bullied because they’re “not real witches” when they never even claimed to be in the first place.
And no it is not the same as appropriation. These aren’t kids going around wearing sacred Native American ritual dress, they’re wearing black lipstick. It doesn’t equate even remotely. Especially when you consider there is no dress code for being a witch.
Crystals, the moon, black clothes? These things do not belong to witchcraft. They don’t belong to anyone they just exist and we use them.
Describing something as “looking witchy” is not an offense to The Witch Collective™ and it doesn’t harm our community.
I see so many people get so angry at others for how they dress and what things they like. You know how it reads? “You can’t like those things because when I like them, it’s special, and I’m special, so you can’t have it.”
I think that’s pretty gross. Let the kid wear black lipstick and have a rock collection. They aren’t hurting anyone.
You asked me who I
am in my ideal world,
where I can create and
be whoever I want to be.
And I tell you, in another
life I’m bold, I tell the kid
in class to quit interrupting
the lecture because we are so
goddamn tired of him acting
like he knows everything.
I don’t text my mother telling
her that I am crying, I don’t sit
on the corner of her bed sobbing
at 3 am about someone that doesn’t
like me back or how much I wish
I could sleep,
I dye my hair pink and blue and
purple and I get a fringe and wear
dark lipstick and remember to file
my nails rather than let them break
and I dress in all black one day and
the next day in colors as vivid as my
dreams of you.
I travel wherever I want without a
worry in the world and I don’t think
twice about moving constantly and
I pack only a suitcase and I go to coffee
shops early in the morning and sit next
to someone in the sunlight and we talk
about politics or just good stories we
I take some time off from school and
I work and I live in a small apartment
with a faucet that drips but I keep the
windows open constantly and my neighbors
are so unconventional but they are still so
beautiful and they have the greatest stories
and they drink during the weekends and
during my free time I fill my walls with
pictures and poems and posters and I am
so bloody passionate that it drips through
I have many friends or I have absolutely
no one and I am content either way and
I go to parties and get to know everyone
but no one exactly knows me and they
try to describe me to others asking if
they’ve seen me too but they cannot
find any words that can describe the
way I held their hands.
And I tell you, in another life I’m crazy
and happy and weird and I talk a lot or
sometimes not at all and none of their
words ever hurt me because I am too
caught up in my own love, I am too
busy creating myself.
And I ask what would you be if you
could be anything?
And you tell me of all these divine things,
you’d ride the train and never get off and
see where it takes you, you would drive until
you ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere,
you would swim until your skin looks like
apple peels, and as you tell me of all these
wondrous adventures, where you are always
going somewhere, I realize you are just running
Okay, so, I can’t be the only one that doesn’t want Keith to lead Voltron in the beginning of season 3–at least, not easily at all. How much effort has been put into Keith and Shiro bonding with their lions aside, it just seems like a really, really bad idea for the team dynamic.
Which I guess might be the whole point. If Keith does try to lead Voltron, I want it to go really, really badly. I want Red pissed at him and I want Black frustrated with the whole thing. I want them unable to form Voltron. I want Keith saying he’s gonna lead and Lance flipping his shit. But then Keith says “well, Shiro said he wanted me to do it!” And while this kind of shuts everyone up on the subject, tension is high (especially when every time Lance tries to say something, Keith shuts him down).
I want Keith to be solely focused on rescuing Shiro, to the point where it’s a hinderance. Because, c’mon, ya’ll know he would be. While Keith isn’t selfish in his intentions (as he accused Pidge of being in the beginning of season 1), he can be in his actions. He’s always the first one to go off on his own, act rashly, and end up in battles he shouldn’t be facing alone.
Keith is a loner and hasn’t yet learned to connect with his teammates enough to be a good leader. The only character he has a semi strong bond with is Shiro. And as he lacks the supportive leadership skills that Shiro has, it stands to reason that he’s not going to be very good at understanding his teammates. While in a battle he may know what needs to be done, he doesn’t know how to deal with people. His social obliviousness has been made clear multiple times.
That aside, if we’re going to be changing the lions around, who’s taking over the spare lion? Is it Allura? Coran? And which lion is getting the switch? Why isn’t Allura getting the black lion and being the one in charge (this is how it should be, by all rights)? Maybe she will, we don’t know.
BUT if she doesn’t–if Keith ends up in charge–it shouldn’t stick. There’s no way in hell Lance would rally behind Keith. Not with how poorly Keith will handle the team dynamics. It will fester, as will the fact that Shiro decided to put Keith in charge in his absence instead of someone else. And through Lance it will make Hunk and Pidge uncertain.
I see them looking for Shiro and getting a distress call, but Keith wanting to ignore it in favor of looking for Shiro. Allura will have issues with this, but so will Hunk. After his reaction to the Balmera, you think he’d be okay with not trying to save enslaved peoples on their way through? Bad feelings begin to fester.
They’ll find leads on Pidge’s family, but Keith will, again, want to focus solely on Shiro, feeding Pidge some bull about them being able to more efficiently look for her family after they find Shiro (look at how he reacted in season 1–you know that’s what he’d say). Again, bad feelings will fester.
Until, finally, Lance loses it with Keith “bossing” everyone around, even if that wasn’t Keith’s intention (likely, Keith thinks he’s doing the right thing). They’ll get into a huge fight, Hunk and Pidge both agreeing with Lance’s points about Keith’s behavior.
Keith will be frustrated. He feels out of place in the black lion and like he’s trying to fill shoes that are far, far too big for him (because they are). But he also feels like the others aren’t seeing the big picture. They have to find Shiro because they can’t save the universe without him. That should be their priority number one, in his mind. So you know what he does? In typical Keith fashion, he decides to deal with the situation on his own. He goes back to Red (if he’d ever left her in the first place) and leaves.
He’s gonna find Shiro, even if he has to do it on his own.
Thus, Team Voltron falls even more to shambles.
Upon learning that Keith has left, Lance tries to remain bitter, but the guilt gnaws at him. While Lance does have the people skills that Keith lacks and could step up to the plate, his lack of self-esteem (because Lance’s confidence is about as thick as tissue paper) doesn’t allow him to do it. After all, he’s the jokester, the idiot, the one no one takes seriously. And he soon comes to believe that Keith leaving is his fault.
So you know what he does? He goes after Keith.
Which leaves Hunk and Pidge as the only lions left at the castle. This allows for two things–it allows Hunk and Pidge to stretch their legs in leadership positions as well as give the two the chance to form relationships with Allura and Coran. After all, Hunk wanted to be the head. Well, here’s his chance whether he wants it or not. Hunk being Hunk, however, wants to keep what little of the team is left together. Pidge was thinking of leaving too, to go look for her family, but Hunk stops her. He promises her they’ll look, explaining that going solo is only going to get them all into deeper trouble. Therefore, it becomes Hunk’s personal mission, and the heavy, heavy weight on his shoulders, to get the team back together. They go off in the direction they think Lance and Keith may have gone, answering any and all distress calls along the way. They get clues as to the locations of their friends, about the Galra, and make friendly with all kinds of peoples, even some that Allura probably doesn’t approve of.
Because Allura’s arc will be her dealing with her own prejudice as well as the loss of her team and what she views as a failure on her part. However, Hunk is the perfect person to help rebuild her and get her back on the right track.
Ultimately, it’s Hunk and Pidge, with Allura and Coran, that end up finding and saving Shiro. This is their big victory, so to speak, and goes very, very far in developing Hunk’s character, which is sorely needed. Big Man needs a situation to expand his strengths and become the rock of the team he’s supposed to be. It will, therefore, be Hunk who brings their leader back, as is fitting.
You know who doesn’t get to save Shiro? Keith. Keith, who in his reckless determination has abandoned his family and realizes his mistake too late. Because, low and behold, he can’t do things on his own. I want Keith to learn some lessons because, frankly, he’s too much of a loose cannon not to. I want his lion stolen and him forced to trust and depend on others to help him from planet to planet hunting for for his lion and Shiro. I want him to learn nothing about where Shiro is and instead get lead upon lead about others in distress. I want him to see those families suffering at the hands of the Galra that he spoke of in season 1 and be unable to do anything. You want to know why? Because if there’s anything Keith has clearly never been, it’s helpless (at least, not since he was a child, which could make the whole thing even more interesting if he’s the way he is so as to avoid the helplessness he was dealt as a child *shrugs*). He needs to learn to depend on others and listen. In the end, he gets his lion back, but he’s faced with a crossroad. Does he follow a vague, undefined rumor he heard about Shiro, or does he follow all the clues he’s been getting about Pidge’s family?
Keith gets to rescue and bring back Pidge’s father now (not the brother, because that’s too easy, obviously) because that’s what he learns is the right thing to do. Together–because Pidge’s father is a genius–they find the castle of lions and regroup, only to find Shiro already there.
But Lance is still missing and learning that Lance left to go after him after he foolishly abandoned them eats horribly at Keith, as it very well should (Keith is one of my fav characters, guys, really XD).
Lance, meanwhile, gets a treatment very opposite to Keith’s. He’s having doubts when it becomes clear he can’t track Keith. He’s reflecting on whether he even deserves to be a paladin and what he manages to bring to the team. he feels worthless and lost, and even his typical front of flirting and over-confidence begins to break down. But I want him to meet someone, someone older, that acts as a mentor to him. Because, frankly, Shiro makes a good mentor to Keith and Pidge, but hardly paid any attention to Lance and Hunk. And while Hunk doesn’t seem like the type to need that kind of support overly much, Lance is. But this person needs to be someone significant–maybe a member of an underground resistance outside the Blade of Marmora, maybe a previous paladin (I like this one a lot), I don’t care. But, one way or another, they–with Lance at the helm–save a fuckload of people and, you know what, because Lance deserves his moment too, they discover/save something/someone(s) huge. Or, better yet, diplomatically negotiate with a civilization that is powerful, but been in hiding as a result of the Galra empire spreading. Maybe they’re special because they know something about the lions. Maybe they built the fucking lions and it’s only through Lance’s growing confidence in his ability to be diplomatic–using the people skills he has but more or less abused in the past–that they convince this society and their awesome army/technology/badass ships/robots to join the Voltron cause.
Lance’s character, above them all, needs this victory. He needs this proof of his value and as a way to solidify himself as the Blue lion. Lance needs his fucking moment, both for himself and the viewers, who have been as unable as Lance himself to truly see his value.
When will this moment come? When he and this society (I really like this idea, okay?) hear through some high tech communication stuff that the castle of lions is in danger and that the Galra have brought down their whole fist in an effort to beat them/steal the lions. I imagine this society being either similar to the Alteans or related, so they’ll have the ability to make worm holes.
Anyway, back on the castle of lions, shit is hitting the fan. They don’t currently have the support of the Blade of Marmora because, well, this isn’t the show finale and we need to leave some “gathering of allies” for later (you know, Avatar style). Which means they’re stuck minus one lion. But damn if they don’t come up with an awesome plan and make some epic dents in the Galra fleet (probably Lotor is around being a creeper too, because I get the feeling he’d probably have been around the whole time. Probably harassing team Hunk and being a passive-aggressive little bitch). Still, despite said awesome plan, they’re screwed.
Until, boom, Lance shows up with the fleet of whatever it was he made an alliance with and the advantage is gained. The Galra are sent scattering (for once), Voltron is formed, and, uh, maybe Voltron fights Lotor, because this gives Lotor an excuse to see Voltron’s true power (and realize what his ridiculous father was always going on about). Upon being royally assaulted by Voltron, Lotor runs away. Which basically means he can’t go back to the Galra and, thus, we get a spoiled-brat prince with allegiance to no one continuing to cause problems in the next season (hint, hint, he’d eventually become good).
Probably end the season with the team kind of getting a sort of victory (the Galra run away, so it’s not like they won the war or anything). There’s a bit at the end–maybe a cheesy reunion that doesn’t hold a lot of weight, because, boom, you have to wait till next season. Where we’ll get heavy on the Pidge and heavy on the Shiro again (since he’d been basically gone this whole season) and heavy on the Lance and Keith learning to be friends instead of rivals.
-Thirty minutes into my shift, I had only been visited by one guest. This was comforting at first, but then I realized this was simply the calm before the storm. I am going to savor every minute of this Black Friday Eve Ever as much as I can.
-I found an elderly woman spending her morning toying with me. Each time I would attempt to step away from my register to take care of something, she would begin to approach me, only to walk away again once I returned. She spent a solid five minutes playing at this game, pretending to peruse the endcap displays, leaving me looking like a chump time and time again.
-A woman stopped mid-payment to stare at the sky and remark, “I don’t know if it’s just me or if it’s everyone my age, but sometimes I just have to stand here and shout out my phone number.” She did not shout out her phone number at any point, leaving me somehow with more questions than if she had.
-I befriended the single #1 most adorable baby in the history of the world. She emitted a very excited squeak as I handed her a sticker, eagerly repeated the word “dog,” clutched it to her face, and immediately fell asleep on it.
-An older woman sprinted into my lane in slow-motion, throwing her arms in the air as if praising a miracle and announcing to me that my wait has ended. I was waiting for something to change my life forever, and she was right.
-I went to retrieve an abandoned cart left at the end of my lane, but just as I was about to start pushing it, the elderly woman who had been taunting me earlier in my shift jumped up from the ground to claim it, having been entirely unseen. Clearly, my store has a poltergeist who is far too committed to tormenting me and my too-tired-for-an-opening-shift self.
-A man became upset as he found that he had to use the chip reader. He adamantly refused to do so, telling me that “the Internet says chips are dangerous.” I attempted to reason with him, telling him that the Internet also says that the Holocaust never happened, but rather than seeing my point, he stared at me and told me that he already knew that.
-From an adjacent lane, I heard a man tell the cashier that “Y’all here will never be Cracker Barrel.” He is not wrong by any means, as retail and dining are entirely different industries and it would be definitively wrong if our establishments were the same. Having said that, we would undoubtedly crush them in any competition.
modern dregs in high school would make the most interesting squad. they’d represent everyone, their friendships completely demolishing societal barriers. like there’s that one kid with a serious glare, stuck in an everlasting emo phase who only wears black and never talks in class but is actually a lowkey nerd that practices magic in secret.
there’s an adorable but nauseating on again off again couple consisting of the loud mouthed and breathtakingly beautiful homecoming queen who has the whole school under her spell and the moody but talented star athlete who’s never done anything wrong in his life except for getting caught making out under the bleachers.
there’s also the socially awkward, perpetually mistaken for a freshman, straight A’s all of his life band kid that blushes and stutters at any sort of attention. he dates the most charming boy in school that treats the world like a stage (and he’s some sort of one man show), who’s now betting on luck to get him into college because his inability to sit still and focus makes his grades suffer.
there’s even a shady foreign exchange student that once accidentally on purpose set his lab station on fire and put it on snapchat, nearly getting expelled until he lied about not being able to comprehend the lesson.
and lastly there’s the quiet girl that spent so much of her time buried beneath books in the library no one knew she existed until she launched an anti-bully campaign that went viral because she publicly called out the school’s principal for doing nothing disciplinary about the harassment. now she’s the student body president and might be dating the emo kid?? who knows?? they’re good with secrets.