You sighed through your teeth, fiddling with the corner of the invitation in your hand, its shiny surface reflected the flickering light above you. You should go. You exhaled again and dragged yourself up from the couch, scouring the area backstage for Daveed. “Daveed.” You stated when you saw him.
“That is my name.”
“Let’s be honest. You’re the hottest guy here,” you started
“I would argue that Leslie is the hottest guy here.” Daveed countered, his teeth showing as a smile crinkled his eyes.
“Hey!” Thayne and Anthony harmonized, causing you to stifle a cackle.
“Anyway. My high school reunion is coming up,” Daveed grinned. “What are you smiling at?” You asked, suspicious.
“Nothing.” He chuckled, waving his hand dismissively and sniffling softly.
“Well, I need to rub in their faces how successful I am.” You continued hesitantly. “And… I need a fake boyfriend.”
Jon “bending the knee” was a stupid
as fuck decision that should
come back to bite him in the ass-
I love Jon Snow. He’s one of my favorite character on Game of
Thrones, but I will criticize any character from any show, no matter
how much I love them, when they deserve it, and he definitely
deserves it right now.
here’s the thing. Jon doesn’t have any actual claim (by birthright)
to be King in the North that he’s aware of. Yes, he is legitimate and
his mother was a Stark, but he’s unaware of that. He is King because
his people chose him,
partially because they believe his father to be Ned Stark, partially
because of his actions at the wall and north of the wall, partially
because his brother, the last King in the North, supported Northern
Independence, and that’s important. It’s important because Jon is an
elected King. He is not claiming a title out of birthright, he
doesn’t know he has any, and as such, he can be replaced. He was
chosen because the Northerners believed he would truly listen and act
in the interest of the North and what the people
of the North want. What they want is not a Targaryen Queen who flew
across the ocean to take back a legacy she believes is hers. They
want a Northerner. They’re tired of Southern Kings (and Queens). And
they chose Jon. But because they chose Jon, they could take it away.
Jon is not untouchable.
Daenerys (who has advisors and armies but currently no nobility) he
has people he needs to please. He has people he needs
to listen to. His armies are comprised of his bannermen’s forces. He
can’t just go around ignoring all their wishes and expect them to
fight for him. They follow him because they believe he will do what’s
best for the North and because they want
Northern Independence, just like they did under Robb. If he fails
them in that, he could
be replaced, they have Sansa right there, a legitimate Stark heir.
while I would not like it, I could understand Jon finally eventually
bending the knee from sheer desperation at a critical time because
otherwise his people will be immediately wiped out, but I cannot
respect his choice to bend the knee when he was no longer being asked
to. That was just fucking dumb. He still needs the support of his
Northern Lords. If he wants to have this debate with them after
the white walkers are dealt with, if he wants step down as King,
whatever. But right now, he needs their support and he needs Dany’s
help and he had both and then he threw one away. And honestly, I’m
pissed as hell at him for it.
another thing, because I’ve seen people saying that it wouldn’t be
“fair” if Dany agreed to help the North and Jon didn’t give her
something in return. So let me very clear- Jon doesn’t owe Dany shit
for agreeing to help. Jon isn’t just trying to save the North, he’s
trying to save everyone,
when he asks for Dany’s help he’s not asking for it in order for him
to gain power or status or anything, he’s asking for her help to
literally save all of Westeros because he doesn’t want everyone to
die. She’s not doing him some sort of favor by helping out. She’s
literally agreeing to help save the lives of (in her mind) her own
fucking subjects. Sure, she could sit back and let the North be wiped
out first, but it would only be a matter of time before she’d have to
face the white walkers anyway if she wants to rule Westeros. And
Daenerys, if she truly believes she is the rightful ruler and this is
her land and her people should want to help him regardless
of how Jon & the North feels about her because it’s her
people she’s saving. She
shouldn’t have to be sweet talked into protecting and saving her own
subjects. Because, if she thinks she is the rightful Queen, that’s
what the people are, all of them, whether or not they have yet to
recognize her as so.
on that topic, it should not be up to a people to prove their
humanity and worthiness of life to their ruler (or potential ruler)
in order to be protected, it should be up to a ruler to prove their
intentions and worthiness as a leader. Honestly, if Dany wants to be
Queen and she wants to be different, then she should be proving
herself to the people, not the other way around. Why should literally
any of them want
a Queen whose father was a tyrant and madman who enjoyed torturing
people? No sane person would want his daughter on the throne without
some proof that she legitimately does want to protect and help them,
not just rule them. I understand Dany not wanting to help when she
didn’t believe, or fully understand, the scope of what they were
dealing with in the white walkers, but now that she’s seen
them, of course she should help regardless of who is or isn’t calling
her Queen and Jon should not in any way feel obligated to then call
her Queen because she’s doing what a Queen should
do in her position. Anyway, this isn’t Dany coming to support Jon
against some small threat to just the North and him repaying her by
acknowledging her as Queen, this is Dany agreeing to try to help stop
a massive threat from wiping out the continent she wants to rule,
it’s absolutely in her interests as someone who wants to be Queen to
do this, even if Jon and the North weren’t involved. So, long story
short, Jon doesn’t and shouldn’t owe Dany one single thing for
joining the campaign against the white walkers and it was a stupid
decision to bend the knee to Dany and one that I cannot respect him
Characters: Dean Winchester, Reader, A brief appearance by Sam Winchester
Pairing: Dean x Reader
Word Count: 1.2k
Author’s Note: Hey guys :) This is my entry for Kris’ aka @kdfrqqg writing challenge. I got the prompt: “Last time I checked, she didn’t get a vote.” It’ll be bolded and…it’s literally the first line hahaha. I hope you guys like it. Feedback is definitely welcomed!! Let me know what you think!
“Last time I checked, she didn’t get a vote.”
I glared up at Dean, my aching muscles preventing me from doing anything else but give him a bitch face. That vampire did a number on me, almost sucking me dry had it not been for Mr. Green Eyes and Thor’s brother to come save my sorry ass.
Rules: You can find past weekly rec lists here, and non-list recs in my general fic rec tag. This is stuff I like, and I have a huge bias toward Lance, hurt/comfort, and general fluff, in that order. Gen unless otherwise noted. Please comment on the fics if you read and enjoy them!
Happy quarter life to this ridiculous feature. I need to stop procastinating on these.
The Lion at the End of the Tunnel by Outworld Words: 3,488
Author’s Summary: Pidge bites off more than she can chew in an act of grand space piracy gone wrong. Aboard a dying starship with few options, she’s starting to think this might be her last mistake until she discovers a certain idiot has done something very stupid.
My Comments: Tagged Lance/Pidge but reads platonic. This is a great action fic with perfect character voices. I love these two together so very, very much.
Truce by kyanve Words:
42,709 (WIP 7/?) Author’s Summary: “EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE IN EVERYONE ELSE’S HEADHOLES!” - because that feels like one of a few things that needs exploring.The new team can be a perfectly good one, but the odds of finding any five people who don’t know each other THAT well who’ll be thrilled with being mentally linked to giant sapient mechanical god-beasts and each other is basically nonexistent. It’s a recipe for whacking heads into it, avoiding it, trying to pretend it’s not there, and generally making an already awkward train wreck of a situation more awkward and confusing.Keith as main PoV because I would go insane doing this from more than one PoV and it would turn into more of a novel than it’s already looking like it’ll be, and who better to explore “sudden unasked for mental links to other beings” than someone with abandonment issues and trust issues everywhere *and* a few good big secrets?This starts around beginning of canon and I have parts to clean up and post going all the way through Season 2; it’s weaving through almost entirely off-camera things and side events. Spoilers bloody everywhere. My Comments: REALLY fun missing scene-type fic with a great Keith perspective. It’s FUN and it does a great job of fleshing everyone out, and there are some truly fantastic ideas. I’m really enjoying this one.
Little Lions by MidnightCreator Words:
5,111 (WIP 3/6) Author’s Summary:
Lance has a very bad day and his only upside is the comfort from the Blue Lion. The Blue Lion knows her Pilot needs her so she takes steps to be as close as she can be to him. Her actions set off a chain reaction amongst the other Lions as they all step up to be there for their Pilots.
My Comments: SO CUTE. I love lions-as-actual-lions, and this is especially good because the lions just want to make their pilots feel better. So it’s tiny lion shenanigans and oodles of H/C. MY FAVE COMBO.
Masks by TiedyedTrickster Words:
Everyone has a mask, one that tells the world what character you’re destined to play in life, that tells people who you are. Except Lance’s mask doesn’t match him at all, and it’s driving Keith nuts.
My Comments: This is SUCH a creative and original concept. I’ve never seen anything like it, and it’s so, so cool. Starts out Lance-centric, but there’s lots of other stuff in there too, like fantastic Shiro and Keith and also REBEL MATT. Check it out!
An Unexpected Hero by nerdiekatie Words:
Author’s Summary: “You tapped my knife to a Roomba? Where did you even get a Roomba?” Keith starts to peel his knife from the Roomba while Pidge is speaking. “She’s an old cleaning droid I found- Keith, no!” Pidge lunges forward to stop him. Keith just lifts the Roomba above his head, watching Pidge try to jump high enough to get her. “She needs to be able to defend herself!” My Comments: This fandom has only the HIGHEST quality crack.
De-Stressing by The_Sickfic_Sideblog for pinstripedJackalope Words:
Author’s Summary: Keith is very stressed out. Pidge knows how to handle this. Set relatively close after The Blade of Marmora. My Comments: This is really sweet, and I love how cool and competent Pidge is while Keith is falling apart. She really knows how to get past his defenses, and it’s lovely to see.
Qualifications by The_Sickfic_Sideblog Words:
Pidge gets dehydrated, and the effects bring up sour memories.
My Comments: I would say “protect her,” but I think her team has that well in hand.
Ice Ice (Baby) by shishiswordsman Words:
12,707 (WIP 2/?) Author’s Summary: The Blue Pilot’s shoes become too big for Lance to fill. Literally. (Yes, it’s a kidfic. Sue me.) My Comments: LOVE. De-aged Lance is quite realistic, and there’s beautiful, amazing art for every chapter, too! I am STOKED for more.
Skirt, Dirt, Worth by ardett Words:
Lance wants to see Pidge wear skirts and makeup. (But really he doesn’t.)
My Comments: This made me ache, but there’s a lot of loveliness and courage in here, too. Lance needs love and acceptance so much, and it takes some work, but his team is able to give him that.
It Takes a Village by Zemmiphobia Words:
One decision by an injured soldier changes not only the fate of the universe, but the fate of her young son.
My Comments: Thace/Ulaz. I adore this characterization of the Blade, especially Ulaz as a scientist who is very smart and methodical, but also has almost too much heart and compassion. Baby Keith is perfect, and I was very satisfied with the ending, though I’m happy there are more stories in the series, too.
Lost in the Stars by WingedChickadee Words:
3,440 (WIP 3/?) Author’s Summary: They didn’t see him. They didn’t see the lion falling quickly towards the planet’s surface through the debris of broken Galra ships. They heard his shout of pain and shock, but not what happened. Six people all assumed he made it back to the castle, they didn’t notice the missing paladin. No one noticed. Not a batted eye or turn of a head.When the paladin wakes up, he is injured and alone. Now, he has to try and survive until he can find a way home. My Comments: Oh no, LANCE. This is very well-written and scary, and I really need more.
lost & found by luoup (ravenic) Words:
The wormhole has been rent apart by Haggar’s magic, and the Paladins are lost.
My Comments: Really lovely little fic. A well-done take on the post-season 1 scenario, with an excellent conclusion that made me happy-sigh.
Under Pressure, I Break by Emerald_Ashes Words:
Lance was more hurt than he let on after their visit to the water planet where the wormhole spat them out. His injuries are aggravated further during their fight with Ulaz, and then the Robeast. When it finally becomes apparent just how injured he is, Hunk can only blame himself.
My Comments: Hance. I love love LOVE the focus on Hunk in this fic. Though Lance is the one physically hurt, Hunk is the one who needs to be loved and reassured. Lovely little fic.
Go the Fuck to Sleep by nerdiekatie Words:
He’s glad the paladins only have a low-level telepathic connection. Shiro is one hundred percent sure that if he could everything Pidge is feeling, he would be on his ass. As it is, Shiro has the distinction impression that Pidge can see time and taste shapes right now.
My Comments: I take back what I said earlier. They really REALLY need to protect her. Mostly from herself.
You’re Our Sharpshooter by safety_dancer for spacekidwrites Words:
My take on how Shiro reacts to hearing Lance call himself Voltron’s seventh wheel.
My Comments: Very sweet little fic. I want something like this to happen so bad.
Out of Phase by LittleWhiteTie Words:
6,571 (WIP 2/4) Author’s Summary:
Shiro is lost, only able to contact the paladins during their dreams. He helps them through their nightmares when they need him the most, but it’s getting harder and harder to find them as he starts to lose track of what’s real and what’s imagined. He’s losing his grip on this reality, and his sense of self is beginning to fall apart. He’s going to need their help to get back before he disappears entirely.
My Comments: FANTASTIC Post-S2 concept, just amazing. GAH, it makes me hurt, but it’s so lovely. Really, really want some more.
Audio/Visual Quest by Dynared21 Words:
Pidge and Lance have journeyed to a mysterious planet in order to find the technical details to Zarkon’s fortress…as well as a TV that they can hook up their Gamestation to! But who owns the mysterious collection they run across, and will the pair be able to escape with their gains? Or will they end up the newest exhibits of this collector?
My Comments: Really fun, action-packed, episode-like fic. I’m super happy that S2 has seemed to encourage more fics with Pidge and Lance interacting. They’re such a fantastic combo.
Feeling Blue by spitfire00 Words:
Lance is feeling worthless. Pidge reminds him just how important he is.
My Comments: Have I mentioned lately how much I love Lance and Pidge? Anyway, I love the way she just shoves her way in there and refuses to leave. Lance needs a stubborn little sister to love him.
The Long Walk Home by nerdiekatie Words:
Author’s Summary: What happens when you get your unexpected and unwanted period in space? What happens when your armor doesn’t have pockets for your inhaler? On a stealth mission, Pidge and Hunk are stranded and forced to walk to the Green Lion. They’re racing against time and their own bodies. Will they make it back? My Comments: This fic is GRUELING, but I love seeing the two geniuses of Team Voltron being badass and strong despite their unique difficulties.
Weekend Guests by TheBeckster Words:
6,906 (WIP 1/?) Author’s Summary:
Voltron had been too late. They hadn’t been able to stop the Galra this time. As the Paladins pick their way through a leveled city, they come across a group of survivors and find themselves way out of their element. Everyone except Lance, that is.
My Comments: Fantastic start! I love Lance with kids, and he’s particularly competent and wise and adorable here. The kids all feel like kids with their own personalities, which can be tricky. Waiting patiently for more. (Not that patiently.)
Big Stick Diplomacy by windscryer Words:
Keith is bad at diplomacy, but he is trying. Pidge… not so much.
My Comments: Protective Pidge! Savage on Keith’s behalf! Everyone is extremely protective, too, but Pidge takes the cake. She will take you down if you even THINK about looking at her family funny, and Keith is her boy.
i think shipping blogs, instead of saying ‘’dont follow if youre under 18′’, should say that the content may be disturbing and that by following you understand the content is not okay irl. (assuming that the content is problematic, eg. rickmorty)
because, as a minor myself, im not making myself vulnerable by shipping, for example, pedophilia.
does it allow adults to see i ship it and attempt to take advantage of me? sure, but im mature, i could block them; easy.
does it open a gateway for me possibly being uncomfortable? sure, but thats my own fault, and i know fandom isnt a safespace. the content i access doesnt make me feel upset in any way, but if it ever did, id be like ‘’hey, better get off this blog/blacklist that tag’’.
i would never attack anyone for uploading something i dont like. i would never allow myself to be taken advantage of, and i know how to stay safe. im not bothered by what content i access, and im not stupid enough to purposefully trigger myself.
shipping problematic things will never ever put me in danger. so instead of saying ‘’dont follow if youre under 18′’ outright (because it bugs me seeing so many blogs with good content that say i cant follow) the message should be stated clearly that the content is disturbing and is not okay or condoned in real life. if you understand that, you can follow, sure.
tl;dr: minors should be allowed to follow and reblog from problematic blogs as long as they understand that its not okay irl, they know what they are viewing may be potentially disturbing, and they understand safety measures for protecting themselves eg. blacklisting or blocking things/people that make them feel unsafe
To add some specifics to this post, Sanji’s intense determination to survive has been clear since the beginning. When the Cook Pirates attacked the Orbit, Sanji’s reaction is fear, but despite that…
Look at him, he’s sweating and obviously terrified, yet he deliberately leaves the kitchen to go out on deck and attack the pirates. It’s a foolish move, sure, especially to us as readers, since we know Zeff and his crew had no plans to kill anyone on the Orbit, but Sanji’s a kid, and it doesn’t look like he’s ever dealt with a pirate attack before. I’ve seen people speculate about some traumatic event in his past involving pirates, but I never thought his reaction was because of anything like that. More likely, his only knowledge of pirates until this point came from stories and hearsay, maybe the news if he kept up with it – and we all know how accurate that is (not very). Sanji assumed these pirates would slaughter everyone on board, so rather than become a victim, he meets them head-on.
He says it right there. It’s not like I want to die. I find it hard to believe that Sanji believes he has a chance to come out on top here, so here’s how I interpret the above frame: Sanji would rather die fighting than running or hiding. In his mind, this is a choice between the certain death of simply waiting for the pirates to find and kill him, OR the probably death with a slight chance of life via fighting the pirates. In this case, he’s fighting for himself (his life, future, dreams), but I think the mentality translates over to how he behaves as a young adult. The only difference that, rather than fighting just for himself, he’s fighting (and prepared to die) for someone he loves.
Of course, the pirates see a little kid, and don’t take him very seriously (they could also be giving him a chance to back off, since again, they weren’t planning on killing anyone in the first place).
Side note: I think it’s also worth noting that he’s fighting with kitchen knives. Clearly he has yet to develop the respect/sense of sacredness with regards to his tools as a chef that we’ve already seen in the fight with Krieg and his crew.
(Later in the series he also makes it clear that he is against using kitchen knives as a weapon, which is part of the reason I mention this.)
Anyway, Sanji is quickly disarmed and blasted across the deck by one of Zeff’s kicks, and yet…
He’s literally biting Zeff. He’s lost his weapons, he can obviously barely even move, and he’s still fighting with everything he’s got left. On top of that, he’s talking about his dream, which even his fellow cooks on the cruise ship laughed at earlier. Zeff’s crew laughs at him, too, but Zeff himself doesn’t, only kicks him across the deck again. At that point, Sanji really can’t seem to move at all, but he reiterates: There’s no way that I’m gonna be killed by stupid pirates like you in a place like this!
Even when he’s totally helpless, his will to live is immense. And I don’t think that should be ignored.
QueenNaerys—the one woman Aegon IV bedded in whom he took no pleasure—was pious and gentle and frail, and all these things the king misliked. Childbirth also proved a trial to Naerys, for she was small and delicate. When Prince Daeron was born on the last day of 153 AC, Grand Maester Alford warned that another pregnancy might kill her. Naerys was said to address her brother thus: “I have done my duty by you, and given you an heir. I beg you, let us live henceforth as brother and sister.” We are told that Aegon replied: “That is what we are doing.” Aegon continued to insist his sister perform her wifely duties for the rest of her life.
Sorry this is so long, someone needs to tell me to shut up but I’m a trainee journalist and being loquacious is pretty much the first thing in the job description lol. Also count how many times I put my hand over the stupid microphone or take weird pauses #fail
Me: Do a simple thing dude, like in the pic, it’s supposed to be based on the meme so it’s basically Placey doing cosplay don’t add details or shit *2 hours later* Me: ……. fuck that’s not kinky undie anymore that’s more like a demon AU.