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  • Random arrogant guy: My girl is the fucking best I tell you, she cooks for me and it the hottest human being I ever seen.
  • Gajeel: *chuckles*
  • Guy: Oh? You think that's funny?! Do you have a girl?
  • Gray: Pipe your mouth, we all do.
  • Guy: Oh okay, well then tell me Mr. Fuzzhead, what makes yours so special.
  • Natsu: I start *clears throat* She is a spirit user mage, she has endured adventures with me even those far beyond her level at the beginning. She endured being kidnapped and beaten. She got a lot stronger though, I saw her summoning mini planets to attack people with and now she can use the spirit's power for herself while summoning them. She took care of me while I was unconscious and dying twice and she never ran away even when the situation looked bad.
  • Gray: *takes his shirt off* Mine is always by my side, she is the most loyal girl you ever meet. She has baked me cookies, cupcakes, cakes. She helped me ease my pain of losing my family by defeating a necromancer demon that used my father as a weapon. She stayed with me for 6 months and understood why I vanished for a secret mission. She even tried to sacrifice herself when the only option was "kill or be killed".
  • Gajeel: *eats a piece of iron and gulps it down* Even though I was a complete asshole at the beginning and I hurt her a lot. She accepted me in her life, she cares a lot for me. When I was nearly drowning she gave me air and when I fought alone she summoned iron for me to eat. She saw me nearly die in a vortex and wanted to jump in to save me. When we met again, Gihiii~, she kicked me and tackled me. She is a bookworm so she is probably one of the smarter ones you ever met.
  • Jellal: Nobody is tougher than mine. *Puts down his cup of tea* She had endured getting her eyes stabbed out and years of sadness because I was possessed and threw her away. When we met again she tried everything to help my memories back to normal. She even let me get arrested when I said that she should let me. It wasn't easy for her. What I heard, she got tortured and survived that. The guys are even scared of her because she is probably one of the most powerful girls out there.
  • Gray: Didn't she cut a meteor ones?
  • Jellal: Point proven.
  • Guy: ...
The Tiny Anthropologist's Advice for College:
  • 8 AM classes really aren't that bad: It may take some willpower (and coffee) to get there, but really, 8AMs aren't that bad. Get a decent amount of sleep the night before and you will be okay. If I can get myself and my 4 year old out of bed, get ready, drop her off at preschool and arrive on time for an 8am, you can too!
  • Taking classes that meet once a week for long blocks: If your learning style is such that sitting in a long lecture once a week is something you can handle, then these are the best classes to take. Personally, I have done 3 semesters of these and they have been my favorite and the ones I have gotten the best grades in.
  • Scheduling back-to-back class periods: These can be beneficial if you're the type of person that just likes to get everything out of the way at once. However, the downside is that you will not have time to eat between classes, and you may have to grab something and eat during lecture. If the buildings for your classes are far apart, this may not even be an option. Having breaks between classes is important to allow yourself mental relaxation and to eat, or catch up on work.
  • Don't be afraid to change your major: I've changed my major a lot, like maybe 8-10 times. The downside is that I am graduating a year late, but I took A LOT of fascinating classes and became a much better rounded student. Colleges know that student change their minds. If you switch majors 2-3 times, you won't end up behind. I'm a special case.
  • Take long-hand notes: You may feel strange taking long-hand notes while everyone else is typing away at their MacBooks, but long-hand notes are MUCH more beneficial as far as long-term memory goes, and you don't run the risk of being distracted by Facebook.
  • Dress appropriately for class: The college stereotype of everyone attending class in their pajamas isn't true. At least make the effort to throw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Your professors will notice if you look like a slacker in class, and dressing nicely (or at least not in your pajamas) shows them that you value your education and respect their lectures. People wear anything from casual clothes to ties to class, and everything inbetween. Don't be afraid you'll be overdressed, being underdressed is much worse (in my opinion).
  • Cultivate relationships with professors: ATTEND OFFICE HOURS. Close relationships with professors are massively helpful! Professors are much more willing to write letters of recommendation, look over rough drafts, or help you out via email at 10pm for students that they know than ones that they don't. Additionally, professors can be some of the most interesting people you will ever meet.
  • Attend class: Along the same lines as above, attending class is very important. You (or your parents) are paying for you to be there. You should try to get the most out of that by attending lectures that you have signed up for. Additionally, when it comes finals time and you need to boost your grade, no professor is going to help you if you haven't attended their lectures.
  • Invest in a water bottle: Nothing is worse than sitting in a lecture dying of thirst.
  • Invest in a messenger bag, tote bag, or backpack: You don't have a locker in college and chances are your dorm will be far away from your classes. Make sure you have something to carry anything you'll need, from books, to pens and pencils, to a laptop, or even snacks like granola bars.
  • Take notes: Do it. Your professor knows more than you, that's why they are at the front of the room. Listen to them, and write down what they say. Then study it. This is how you learn.
  • Utilize the library: Other than during finals week, the library is pretty much a guaranteed quiet place to study. Additionally, college libraries have databases for research papers, printing services, and a whole lot more for students.
  • Eat alone if you want/have to: No one will judge you. I promise.
  • Annotate your books: Especially if you are an English/literature major! It is a lot easier to simply take all of your notes in the novel than to copy down page numbers and quotes into a notebook. Textbooks (like science ones) can be annotated too!
  • Don't let anyone shame you about your major: Each major is difficult in its own way. Don't let anyone make you feel like you're taking an "easy" major or that they are more intelligent than you because they are in a "hard" major. STEM majors are not better than Liberal Arts majors, and Liberal Arts majors are not better than STEM majors. Ignore anyone who says otherwise. Ignore anyone who says your major is pointless. This does not only apply to fellow students, but family, friends, and the world in general.
  • Prepare for advising periods: Class offerings are usually posted before registration is open. Take an hour to become familiar with the requirements of your department and the individual college it is in (if applicable), as well as University/institutional requirements (IE at UMass, my "college" is the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, while my department is Anthropology. The university itself, SBS, and Anthro all have different specific requirements I must meet to graduate) and make a list of classes you would like to take that satisfy these requirements. Advisors will appreciate it.
  • Take advantage of campus resources: Many colleges and universities have numerous extremely helpful resources, such as employment services which will help with resumes, or counselors for when you're having a hard time. Use these. They are there for you.
  • Keep yourself organized: Notebooks, highlighters, a planner, flashcards, an expandable file, binders, folders, literally whatever you need to keep track of all your papers, assignments, due dates, and what you need to help you study is important for you to have. If you don't know what helps you study or what keeps you organized, try some different systems or do some research.
  • Keep your syllabi: Every semester I buy a different notebook for each class I am taking, and I always keep my syllabus folded in half in the back of each notebook. It has saved my ass numerous times.
  • Check your email or the course website before class: Nothing sucks more than being the only kid who didn't know class was cancelled, especially if you're a commuter and you drove in/took the bus to a class that isn't happening.
  • Give yourself plenty of time: Whether its getting to class, doing homework, or writing a paper, make sure you give yourself enough time. This is especially important for commuters. I can promise you that you will need more time to drive to class than you think. I live less than 40 minutes away from UMass and I still leave 75-90 minutes before class starts.
  • Understand your learning style: Do flashcards work best? What about mindmaps? Answering questions at the end of the chapter? Understand what allows things to sink into your mind the best, and utilize that method of learning.
  • Honestly, you can get by with SparkNotes: I was an English major. We had to read, a lot and I didn't always read the novels. I used SparkNotes and skimmed chapters. While I wouldn't recommend relying on this entirely to graduate, it can help in a pinch.
  • Skipping class: I know I just told you to go, and I do mean that. But sometimes you need to skip class and be lazy or frivolous, and that's fine. Don't make it a habit. I usually allow myself 1-2 "mental health" days per semester. HOWEVER you should be VERY clear on the absence policy of your professors. Some don't take attendance, and others will kick you out if you miss 3 classes. It's always in the syllabus.
  • It's okay to withdraw from a class: Getting a W is better than getting an F. If a class is too much for you, then it's best to step out of it. Most professors will understand, and most grad schools and jobs will too.
  • Be kind to yourself: It's easy to only value yourself through school, as in what grade you got on a test, or how your GPA stacks up against others but we are all human and sometimes we fuck up and sometimes we do poorly and thats alright. Learn from it and move on.
  • Take care of yourself: !!!!! This is very important. Eat as well as you can/enough, sleep enough, don't become addicted to or dependent on drugs/alcohol, exercise (even if its just walking to class), take showers, etc. Sometimes taking care of yourself takes a back seat to taking care of your grades OR to having too much fun, and neither is a good strategy. Yes, college is a time to assert your independence and have fun and party, but if you do too much it will begin to affect your grades and your health.
  • Try to get internships or research assistantships/independent studies: These will look great on your resume and a lot of them are quite interesting/enjoyable. It shows initiative, drive, and motivation! Professors usually have independent studies and career/employment services (if your campus has that) can help with internship placement.
  • These are basic things that I have learned during my college career. I'm sure I could come up with more, but I hope this is helpful!
  • Diana: [pointing at a broken coffee machine] So. Who broke it? I'm not mad, I just want to know.
  • Julian: I did. I broke it.
  • Diana: No. No, you didn't. Mark?
  • Mark: Don't look at me, look at Diego.
  • Diego: What?! I didn't break it!
  • Mark: Huh. That's weird. How did you even know it was broken?
  • Diego: Because it's sitting right in front of us and it's broken!
  • Mark: Suspicious.
  • Diego: No, it's not!
  • Kieran: If it matters, probably not... Emma was the last one to use it.
  • Emma: Liar! I don't even drink that crap!
  • Kieran: Oh really? Then what were you doing by the coffee cart earlier?
  • Emma: I use the wooden stirrers to push back my cuticles! Everyone knows that, Kieran!
  • Julian: Alright, let's not fight. Let me pay for it, Diana.
  • Diana: No. Who broke it?
  • Ty: [whispering] Diana, Cristina has been awfully quiet...
  • Cristina: Really?!
  • Ty: Yeah, really!
  • [To camera as the others continue to argue]
  • Diana: I broke it. I burned my hand so I punched it. I predict ten minutes from now, they'll be at each other's throats with war paint on their faces and a pig head on a stick.
fire (jughead jones x reader)

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pairing: jughead jones x reader

word count: 1139

request: Hiya! Love your blog! Maybe a jughead one where he is dating you but is more in love with Betty than he is with you. He tells you this and just a lot of angst. Thanks!!

warning: there’s a curse word in this, if anyone cares. also this is super depressing, yikes, sorry.

On that fateful day, there were three things you knew for certain.

The first, was that you were in love with Jughead Jones.

You really wish you could just say it was a stupid, teenage infatuation— a high school boyfriend that was nothing serious, but every time you looked at him you felt something that you couldn’t even place into words. Every time you saw his face in the hallways, pictures, down the street, in the distance, or up close— your heart would light up in some way. You remembered that looking at him when you first met felt like your heart was full of Christmas lights. You remembered very clearly, the feeling of sitting across from him at Pop’s, each of you doing your own thing, but sometimes you would look up at him and notice how beautiful he looked when he was concentrating: blue eyes reflecting computer screen colors, biting his soft lip harshly. Even worse, when he looked up at you and smiled.

You couldn’t help it: he was your first everything. Your first kiss, your first boyfriend, first everything. Sure, he was not the first person to call you beautiful, but he was the first person who made you believe it. He would often find you sitting on the roof of his tiny room at the drive-in, crying. You would always say it was because of the movie, but he would always know when it wasn’t. He would bring his hand up to your face, the pad of his thumb wiping a stray tear away. He gave you such a fierce look of sincerity in his eyes when he said it, “You’re so beautiful,” it was impossible not to believe him.

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The Future/(is now)

I can’t believe this is something I saw with my own two eyeballs, because apparently all that’s happened so far wasn’t coincidence, or carelessness - apparently Dabb watched Season 8 and made a deliberate bet with someone - he’d make it gayer, or else. And so here it is, (almost) out of the subtext (Sorry, Dean and You can’t just go dark like that. We didn’t know what happened to you. We were worried. That’s not okay and I needed to come back here with a win for you and We’re just better together and I’d like that and THE TAAAAAAAPE). Honest to God, I think I read twenty versions of that fight yesterday as people scrambled to write pre-codas out of nerves and excitement, and they were all magnificent and yet, somehow, less shippy and less obvious and less romantic than what actually happened on the show, wtf? And Dean sulking in his room, Cas knocking at his door, hesitating, coming in? 

I swear to God - when Dean called him back, when he started telling Cas all those things - for a second, I actually believed he would yank on Cas’ tie and kiss him, because that’s always, always what happens in that scenario. Or, you know, Dean gets overwhelmed by his own feelings, by how much he’s just showed his hand here, and walks away. That’s also textbook fanfiction, and yeah, so it’s fluff instead of angst, but, come on - this is Supernatural - did anyone doubt it’d be angsty? Let’s just hope in a happy ending, because that Kelly voiceover (I love you. But we won’t ever be together. There is no happy ending for either of us.) gave me the creeps.

And what about the mind control, someone might argue. Mind control, schmind control. That’s like, the number one Prove that you love me forever and ever trope, and even if we’ve seen it before (if simply because Destiel has been built with every single love trope in the book, and, in this case, they used it over and over and over again), we’ve never seen its final form. During the crypt scene, Cas deflected instead of admitting the obvious (let’s be generous: maybe he didn’t know himself), and in the Bunker, Dean just barely managed not to kill Cas, and had to walk away before the Mark overpowered him, so no, that was not a good time either. So this thing we’ve been promised for a while - this My love for you is stronger than time or tide or evil curse - is yet to come, and with the way things are going, I’m feeling pretty optimistic.

Also: however Dean will read this when he wakes up, Cas is choosing love, and he’s choosing free will. He went to Heaven hoping they’d have a way out of this mess so that Sam and Dean would be safe, he stole the Colt so they couldn’t face Dagon and be hurt (which is text, by the way, not subtext), he went against orders because he felt that was the right thing to do (a human feeling, because angels are created for a mission), he stayed away from Sam and Dean to protect them - all of that is unangelic behaviour, and man, Dean and Cas are going to get into so many fights, aren’t they, because Cas learned how to love from Dean, and that means he’s got that same kind of stubborn, maternal, overbearing way to love Dean has, which means lots of I didn’t tell you because I love you and I walked away because I love you and I booped you to sleep because I love you and I really hope Sam’s going to stay out of the way, because there will be a lot of storming through corridors and huffing and outrage and Can you believe that bastard and it will be absolutely glorious.

As for the rest of it - though, to be perfectly honest, I barely noticed a ‘rest of it’ because my eyeballs were glued to the unbelievable Gay Feelfest unfolding in front of me - I’m really happy with it. I’m happy we’re finally talking Big Things again - Could either of you kill an innocent, do our parents determine our destiny, is there such a thing as innate character, and so on - and I’m happy with the insight we were given both in Kelly’s and in Dagon’s minds, and why they do what they do. I loved every scene Cas and Kelly had together, that kind of, We’re not heroes, and we may be worthless, but we’re what’s left vibe, and Cas’ smile when the baby was kicking, and I like where they’re going, how they’ll try to get this pregnancy to term. Sure, this baby’s got a lot against him - he’s Lucifer’s kid (although, we still don’t know who and what Lucifer was before he was forced to carry the Mark), and one of his temper tantrums could possibly destroy the Earth, but, then again, so could a lot of other things - he’s not special (to quote a famous tumblr post). And if we’re going with free will and self-determination of our own destiny, then we should have the courage not to nitpick: everyone should be able to decide for themselves, and this baby is no exception. 

(I mean, think about it. He’s clearly able to give anyone extraordinary powers - he gave Cas enough ammo to take down a bloody Prince of Hell - so he could have chosen anyone as his protector. He could have picked Dagon, he could have stuck with Kelly, he could have chosen any lesser demon or angel or random doctor they’ve been in contact with over the last few weeks - and yet he chose Cas, and Cas - as we’ve known for a while - is the curiosity, the abomination, the miracle: the angel who can love. No, I want to believe we’re headed towards good things here - narratively or otherwise.)

Final point: again, I know it’s not ideal to carry around a nuclear warhead in your belly, but the beginning of this episode gave me heavy The Handmaiden’s flashbacks (superb show, by the way, go watch it), so the fact they’re giving Kelly some kind of choice - that’s uplifting. Because yeah, maybe she’s slightly brainwashed, but this isn’t like any kind of brainwash I’ve ever seen on the show, because both Kelly and Cas are also lucid, completely themselves. They resemble most closely what Dean was like when he lost his memories, and I think now I’m going to go and cry forever at the implications. But hey, at least Cas’ got his own room at the Bunker and Yes, dumbass - we

The Children Are Fighting
  • Me: heads over to Youtube, bout to watch me some pancake scene for the 90th time (today) and-
  • Lift Kiss™: but you haven't watched me in a bit
  • Ice Wall Snuggles™: do you even remember what I look like
  • One Time Thing™: I know you watched me a lot last week, but I still crave ur love and affection
  • Pirate vs. Toddler™: Mirror mirror on the wall I'm still the cutest of them all
  • Storytime™: you used to watch me on the reg. What hath I done to forsake you
  • It's You™: I was literally The Most Important in your life for so long. I don't blame you for what you've done, but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt :(
  • Proposal 1.0™: HEY BITCH. REMEMBER ME.
  • Proposal 2.0™: stfu, 1.0™. First is the worst, second is the best.
  • Proposal 1.0™: Me stfu? I don't see your viewcount rising too quick anymore either, buddy.
  • Proposal 2.0™: .....</3
  • Maybe Just This Once™: c'mon, I deserve a watch. It's been a while, and I'm so good at making you cry.
  • The Gurney™: I'm EVEN BETTER AT MAKING YOU CRY
  • The Elevator™: LOL GUYS. U DON'T EVEN HOLD A CANDLE-
  • You Traded Your Ship for Me™: I have to side with The Elevator™ here. #1 Saddest Scene™ goes to The Elevator™. #1 Happiest Scene™ on the other hand goes to yours trul-
  • 25 Cheek Kisses™: Noooooooo no no no no no. It is I who provoketh the must numerous tears of joy. My viewcount proves this. Don't even try to fight. That award belongs to me.
  • Everyone: Omg, so true. So true. Deadass Truth. 25 Cheek Kisses™, you are truly the best. Or you were, at least, until Pancakes™ came along.
  • Shellphone™: guys, GUYS. Focus here. This isn't memory lane. We're trying to get her to watch us, remember?
  • You're Impossible™: I miss being watched :(
  • Boat Safety™: I'm seriously so cute, how could you forget about me already? :(
  • Red Leather Jacket Kink Reveal™: I used to be so loved :(
  • I'm Not Proposing™: Guys I'm not even relevant anymore :(
  • Wanna Come in and Have Coffee™: I thought you loved all your children equally?
  • Know More About Your Beginnings™: We just want a *tiny* bit of attention. Like just for an hour? Spend an hour with us?
  • I Can't Lose You Too™: Your old friends?
  • Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation™: to quote myself, COME BACK TO ME!
  • Melty Popcorn™: I feel like I was never even truly appreciated for who I am
  • I Would've Done The Exact Same Thing™: Ditto, Melty Pop.
  • Middlemist Horsey Ride™: Guys, we've lost her.
  • Music to This Pirate's Ears™: We haven't just lost her. We've lost them all, the whole fandom :(
  • Sexy Barwench™: They're never coming back to see us :(
  • Move in With Me™: I guess our viewcounts have reached their max :(
  • Pancakes™: ....guys :(
  • Pancakes™: I'm really sorry like I'm actually so sorry :(
  • Pancakes™: I didn't mean for this to happen to you guys :(
  • Pancakes™: and for what it's worth, I wouldn't be where I am today without each and every one of you. Especially you, Move in With Me™.
  • Move in With Me™: Fuck you, Pancakes™.
  • Everyone: Yeah, fuck you.
  • One Time Thing™: Shove your rising viewcount up your (undeniably adorable) asshole.
  • 25 Cheek Kisses™: and YOU CAN'T SIT WITH US.
  • Me: *sighs* Please don't fight, children...
  • also Me: *unpauses the pancake scene*
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and it’s funny and sad, but only because this life will end, and it’s this secret world that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about. it’s sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us, but we don’t have the ability to perceive them. that’s what i want out of a relationship. or just life, i guess.

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LAUREL LANCE WEEK - Day: 6
Favorite AU Version of Laurel (Celebrity/Actress AU)

“My first few jobs, people were like, “Oh, she only got hired because she’s Oliver Queen’s girlfriend.” But, at the end of the day, it shouldn’t matter who you’re dating. My name has been associated with his for years now. And sure, it does help you get into a room, but at the end of the day, you have to be able to deliver and you have to be talented because they’re not going to hire me because Oliver Queen is my boyfriend.”

Sixth Queen Theory

Lauren is theorising again. Duck for cover people this will not end well. But I was having some Thoughts about the mystery sixth queen. I think the biggest theory for this so far is that she’s Feyre’s mother and I just…Can’t quite get on board with that, there’s something about it that bothers me. SO. Here is an alternative: 

‘I said, “Where is Father?” It felt like the only safe thing to say.
“In Neva,” Nesta said, naming one of the largest cities on the continent. “Trading with some merchants from the other half of the world. And attending a summit about the threat above the wall. A threat I wonder if you’ve come back to warn us about.” 

This is what Nesta says about her father’s absence when Feyre returns to her sisters in ACOMAF. But later on Feyre says this: 

“My father is away on business—and attending a meeting in Neva about the threat of Prythian.”
“Prythian?” Cassian said, twisting toward us. “Not Hybern?”
“It’s possible my sisters were mistaken—your lands are foreign to them. They merely said ‘above the wall.’ I assumed they thought it was Prythian.”

“Where is the sixth?”

The ancient queen, her blue gown heavy and rich, merely said, “She is unwell, and could not make the journey.” 

 In the letter the golden queen leaves for Rhys and the others she says this: 

Do not trust the others. The sixth queen was not ill.’ 

This is obviously what sparked the speculation but I don’t think the queen is Feyre’s mother and secretly stayed away for that. I think she was at that convention in Neva. And I think it was about the threat of Prythian. Not Hybern. Why bring that up again if not to hint at that idea? I think even then the queens were working with Hybern and Jurian. 

 “Because the King of Hybern is indeed about to launch a war, and he wants to resurrect Jurian to do it.”

Jurian—the ancient warrior whose soul Amarantha had imprisoned within that hideous ring as punishment for killing her sister. The ring that contained his eye …

[…]

Mor groaned, “Why would the king want to resurrect Jurian? He was so odious. All he liked to do was talk about himself.”

 Why indeed did the king want to resurrect Jurian? The answer was that he became an emissary to the queens. 


“You made a very big mistake,” the king said to Rhysand, my mate’s arms banded around me, “the day you went after the Book. I had no need of it. I was content to let it lie hidden. But the moment your forces started sniffing around … I decided who better than to be my liaison to the human realm than my newly reborn friend, Jurian? He’d just finished all those months of recovering from the process, and longed to see what his former home had become, so he was more than happy to visit the continent for an extended visit.”

Indeed the queens smiled at him—bowed their heads. Rhys’s arms tightened in silent warning.

“The brave, cunning Jurian, who suffered so badly at the end of theWar—now my ally. Here to help me convince these queens to aid in my cause. For a price of his own, of course, but it has no bearing here. And wiser to work with me, my men, than to allow you monsters in the Night Court to rule and attack. Jurian was right to warn their Majesties that you’d try to take the Book—that you would feed them lies of love and goodness, when he had seen what the High Lord of the Night Court was capable of. The hero of the human forces, reborn as a gesture to the human world of my good faith. I do not wish to invade the continent—but to work with them.

 I feel like this all but proves this theory. We know that there is a summit happening in Neva, on the continent, that Feyre’s father attended to consider the threat that Prythian presents. We know that the Sixth Queen was missing during this time as well. We know that Jurian was sent as an emissary to the queens and that he visited the continent for an extended period of time. He was with the sixth mortal queen and those on the continent convincing them to ally with Hybern and go to war against Prythian. 

TL;DR: The queens were always working for Hybern and the Sixth was away not due to illness but because she was on the continent working to turn those people against Prythian and have them ally with Hybern. 

(I’m definitely making another post about Jurian because that….Is going to be relevant in ACOWAR and no-one is really talking about it that much but it scares me.) 

HTTYD ask meme
  • Making this ‘cause why not. Spread and share as you like!
  • 1. How would you handle living on Berk?
  • 2. How do you think you'd be different if you grew up on Berk?
  • 3. Yaks, chicken, or sheep?
  • 4. The chicken is not amused. What did you do wrong?
  • 5. Favorite dragon species?
  • 6. What type of dragon would you like to ride? Is that different from the dragon you'd most likely ride?
  • 7. How would your first flight on a dragon turn out?
  • 8. On a scale of Snotlout to Hiccup, how are your dragon riding skills?
  • 9. Would you get into trouble on Berk?
  • 10. Would you try Astrid's yaknog?
  • 11. Coolest dragon?
  • 12. Scariest dragon?
  • 13. Most unique dragon?
  • 14. Favorite dragon class?
  • 15. Suggest a new dragon species. What does it look like? What are its powers? etc.
  • 16. If YOU were a dragon, what would you be?
  • 17. Any underappreciated dragon species you want to give a callout to?
  • 18. What do you think Stoick does with all his wooden duck carvings?
  • 19. The dragon riders can visit anywhere in the world, any place in history. Where would you suggest they go?
  • 20. You, Hiccup, Snotlout, and Tuffnut are now roommates in an apartment. How well does this work out?
  • 21. You, Astrid, Heather, and Ruffnut are now roommates in an apartment. How well does this work out?
  • 22. What do you think the dragon riders are like as old women and men?
  • 23. Which character do you relate the most to?
  • 24. How well do your know your dragon stats?
  • 25. Who would you want to spend a day with? Who would be your best friend?
  • 26. How would you handle the twins' pranks? Loki'd!
  • 27. You and Snotlout are on patrol together. What happens?
  • 28. Which character would you get along with the least?
  • 29. Anyone on Berk you'd date? I hear Bucket is single...
  • 30. Axes, swords, hammers, bows and arrows, or maces?
  • 31. What would your house look like on Dragon's Edge?
  • 32. What is your favorite house on Dragon's Edge?
  • 33. What's your favorite island? (outside of Berk)
  • 34. Favorite villain?
  • 35. How would you handle being kidnapped by the Outcasts?
  • 36. Give the dragon riders superpowers. What can each of them do?
  • 37. Favorite track in the HTTYD or HTTYD 2 OST?
  • 38. Favorite ship?
  • 39. Favorite friendship?
  • 40. Favorite dragon-rider duo?
  • 41. Favorite secondary or background character?
  • 42. Suggest a new pairing. Why would it work?
  • 43. I want these two characters to spend more time together...
  • 44. Come up with a crack pairing.
  • 45. Have any HTTYD OCs?
  • 46. Suggest a new AU (or mention an AU you like).
  • 47. Suggest a new crossover (or mention one you like).
  • 48. List off your top three fandoms. Now combine them with HTTYD. What would the crossover be like?
  • 49. List off any three of your fandoms and combine them with HTTYD for the weirdest crossover you can think of.
  • 50. Do you think any of the dragon riders have children? Have any headcanons about the next generation?
  • 51. Favorite thing about your favorite character?
  • 52. Tell me a character and I'll give you a headcanon.
  • 53. Tell me a character and I'll give you a favorite quote.
  • 54. Tell me a show, movie, or movie short and I'll tell you a favorite scene.
  • 55. Have you read the books? If so, which book is your favorite?
  • 56. Suggest a DreamWorks Dragons episode plot.
  • 57. Who's an underappreciated character and why do you appreciate them?
  • 58. You have to give each of the dragon riders awards. What awards do you give everyone?
  • 59. Who has the best hairstyle?
  • 60. Should Hiccup, Fishlegs, Snotlout, and Tuffnut grow beards?
  • 61. Who has the best outfit?
  • 62. How would you react if Snotlout started hitting on you?
  • 63. How would you react if Ruffnut started hitting on you?
  • 64. Do you know all the lyrics in "For the Dancing and the Dreaming?"
  • 65. Let's be mean. How do you think each of the dragon riders will die?
  • 66. How did you enter the HTTYD fandom?
  • 67. When did you enter the HTTYD fandom?
  • 68. What made you fall in love with How to Train Your Dragon?
  • 69. What is something you didn't initially think about but grew to love about HTTYD?
  • 70. What is the BEST thing (to you) about HTTYD and its franchise?
Love, a Footnote
  1. The KGB Bar off 2nd Avenue in New York’s East Village was a gathering place for the Ukrainian Communist Party, which explains the curious décor but not the frequent readings.
  2. Red is evoked by the longest wavelengths of light discernible to the human eye. Red is long; long and slow. The curtains in the KGB Bar are not so much red as a history of red.
  3. “Podium,” from the Latin, often confused with “lectern.” One stands on a podium. One leans one’s elbows or sets one’s beer, beaded with condensation, on the lectern.
  4. In ventriloquism, the speaker’s voice seems to come from elsewhere. This doesn’t explain why he called his poem “The Ventriloquist.” Maybe something about the poet and the reader, but I don’t like trickery, anyway.
  5. We associate red with heat, energy, and blood, and with emotions associated with heat, energy, and blood—such as anger or love. Ezra Pound makes his ideogram of “red” with four signifiers: rose, cherry, iron rust, flamingo. I would use: bark, blood, cardinal, sex. Sex because, like red, it occurs in long, slow waves.
  6. You sat next to me, though I didn’t know you at the time. It was red, dark and red, and there was so much smoke you could see the air moving around people as they moved.
  7. I love words that can inhabit more than one part of speech, as in a match or to match. The phosphorous smell of a just-lit match. Enough light for two faces to share.
  8. Wallace Stegner’s comment about art as the communication of insight appears in various incarnations in his work, but my favorite is in Angle of Repose. You acted surprised that I had such a thought. I took it as a compliment at the time.
  9. In Plato’s Symposium, Diotima tells Socrates how to experience the ideal form of beauty through love. From our desire to possess one body, we sense eternity.
  10. An “angle of repose” is the slope at which granular materials come to rest at, say, the base of a sheer rock face. In Utah, owing to iron rust, the rocks are often red. The process is long, and slow.
  11. As with “match,” one can be patient, or one can be a patient. I have been both, but never at the same time.
  12. Veselka is a Ukrainian diner in the East Village, near St. Mark’s Church. Very good pierogi. Many of the customers have chic glasses, cases for musical instruments, and dirty hair. I like to sit at the counter.
  13. Sake is produced by multiple fermentations of rice. Sometimes it tastes like heavy moonlight, sometimes it tastes like a neon sign that’s just been turned off. In Japan, sake is drunk from small cups called choku. In certain friends’ Lower East Side apartments in December, it is heated in a microwave and drunk from chipped coffee mugs that say things like “Happy Secretary’s Day” and “#1 Dad,” even though the person who lives there is neither a secretary nor a dad.
  14. Feeling is a way of knowing what you’re going to think about something. Example: I felt the thought, I could want you. Emotion as premonition. It is a mystery. It is the ideal form of beauty.

Rebecca Lindenberg

A Word To The Sherlock Fandom

Over the past two weeks I have read some truly angry pieces by a very upset Sherlock fandom. Usually, I would counter this with lots of Moffat praise and wait for the wave of anger to subside. But this time, it has become a matter of showing respect to the LGBT+ community. So for once, I am going to address the issue before I move on with my usual blogging routine. 

For Those Who Don’t Know What The Anger Is About…

In a nutshell, what it boils down to is that the episode The Final Problem gave its viewers the impression that the show might be over for good. And if that really were the case, it would mean the relationship between Sherlock and John would never have become canon. And the hints that were planted throughout the show would have been all in our heads. 

Now let me start by making my position on the matter clear: I firmly believe in a romantic relationship between Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. I believe in it when watching the BBC series, I believe in it when reading the original books, I believe in it even after having watched The Final Problem. I believe. 

Originally posted by violincameos

I also strongly believe that Gatiss and Moffat have actually read the books and that they cannot possibly have overlooked all the subtext that hints towards a John-Sherlock relationship. And finally, I firmly believe that the writers have every intention to include this relationship in the show, if they get the chance…

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anonymous asked:

So the Guru was never telling Aang to let Katara go at all, he was just telling him to let her go just for the process of mastering the Avatar State, Aang didn't understand this and thought the Guru was telling him to let her go completely which is why he left and nearly got himself killed b/c he hadn't mastered the Avatar State, am I right lol or am I still missing something?

Yes, Aang thought that the Guru was asking him to be emotionally detached from Katara. This is a common misunderstanding people have when they hear about letting go of attachments. He didn’t like the idea, but he still tried to let go in order to master the Avatar State. He came very close with the guru. But when he saw a vision of her in trouble, he thought that this whole “letting go” business was wrong. How can he let go of Katara when she is in danger? He then left.

But Aang letting Katara go is not a case of ending their relationship or not caring about her. It had to do with the nature of his relationship to her. He came to visit the guru with the mindset that after he finishes his training, Katara is waiting for him as the prize. His thoughts were on winning her as a reward instead of being a selfless Avatar who wants to protect the world.

The Avatar State is a powerful weapon. You can only master it if you have purified yourself and your intentions for the greater good. That is what being a good Avatar means. Even Avatar Yangchen said that the Avatar can never be detahced from the world. A lot of people think that means that she is disagreeing with Guru Pathik, but she’s not. They are saying the same thing. Aang still misunderstood what letting go meant. The Guru wanted to help Aang go from viewing “love” in a needy and possessive way to a universal and spiritual way. An open crown chakra helps you become the embodiment of love itself rather than being needy and clingy and desperate for love.

I will borrow a few quotes about this chakra:

“Total selflessness. Divine love of all. Altruistic, humanitarian, giver, lover of life, charming and charismatic from the power of love itself. This chakra helps us to think and express ourselves to others fully. When it is open, one sees the everything as one.”

“The sense connected with the opened crown chakra is empathy and unity. When we lift our vibration and expand into unity consciousness, we can then see others as if they were part of us or one with us. We can step into their lives as if we were them and at that point we can see through their eyes and understand how they are experiencing their world. This is a gift that should always be used with pure intent for healing and assisting others.”

He couldn’t open this chakra because he was thinking of Katara in a possessive and selfish way when he first came to train, instead of in a truly loving way. This was the mindset he had when he arrived. That is why when he was asked to let her go, he saw all the times when he was thinking of her in a romantic way. In that particular moment, he had attachment on his mind and it was holding him back from being truly loving and spiritual.

He doesn’t have to let go of Katara as a person, though. He has to let go of the possessive, jealous mindset he has toward her, and the view that she is his prize for being the Avatar. He thinks that is love, but it is just attachment. His genuine love is a good thing and that is why his love for her was the green heart chakra, which deals with unconditional love and compassion. When Aang saw Katara in trouble, he forgot all about his attachment, and he was just focusing on love, in order to rescue her.

But Katara was supposed to develop a romance with Zuko. Aang’s jealousy was going to play a role in his character development. The fact that Katara had her first intimate encounter with Zuko during the exact same time that Aang was struggling to let go of his attachment was foreshadowing. But Bryke changed the whole story that Book 2 was building up to, and that is why all of this stuff is so confusing. The show did a very poor job of explaining all of this because it is completely incompatible with Kataang.

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can we talk about youngmin’s handwriting for a sec?? the fact that he draws little boxes for his exclamation points and each one has two dashes on it ?? he pays attention to so little detail it’s so cute. his question marks and emoticons are cute too, especially the (^^;;?) like i’m actually crying that’s my favorite emoticon from now on. and the way he wrote IM ! YOUNG ! MIN ! is adorable not to mention the way he quoted and bolded the word “slightly” i just…….. the heart at the end is perfect he is so precious ;;;; he wrote that him and donghyun will work hard while woojin and daehwi are in wanna one, he’s telling us he’s going to stay with bnm so we don’t have to worry guys ;;; 

About Ivy’s perfume...

So hey, I’ve seen lots of posts going around about Oswald, Ivy, and the perfume. This is what the fandom consensus seems to be: When Ivy tells Oswald about her perfume and puts it on, she’s trying to use it on him. The expressions she then makes as Oswald continues to talk to her are her being all “what the hell, why isn’t this working on him? Ohhhh okay, he’s gay. That explains it.”

I really don’t think this is the case, based on a few things.

First of all, when Ivy puts on her perfume in front of Oswald, she does not make him smell it up close. Sure, he might have caught an ambient whiff, but he did not come into super-close contact with its source or where it was actually applied. This seems to be the circumstance needed for the perfume to do its work - that’s how we see Gabe and one of his thugs come under its control! Cannoli Guy sniffs Ivy’s neck, and right away, the camera effects tell us the perfume’s working on him. Same thing with Gabe. Ivy makes him smell her wrist where she put on the perfume, and again, we see the same camera effects. He does as Ivy commands (and it should be noted he doesn’t swear loyalty to Oswald because Ivy didn’t tell him to do so, and maybe because of the perfume’s additional truth-telling properties? idk, I’m not quite sure about the latter).

That doesn’t happen with Oswald. Ivy just puts the perfume on and tells him what it does. She says, and I quote, “I have this perfume - one whiff, and a man will do anything I ask, including telling the truth.”

This leads me to my next point: Ivy intends to use her perfume on Gabe, not Oswald. Throughout Gabe and Oswald’s whole interaction, Ivy is off to the side, arms crossed. She keeps eyeing Gabe…

…looks to Oswald when he presents his plan, and then…

…back in Gabe’s direction, looking overall not okay with what’s going on.

Ivy’s a clever girl. Also? She’s seen some shit. She had an abusive home life. After losing both parents, she lived on the streets. She saw the kind of people who did their dealings in the shadows and even worked with some of them. It makes sense that she’d instinctively catch on to Gabe. She steps aside and tells Oswald her suspicions, and when he doesn’t believe her? She happily offers a way to prove it. This is in keeping with Ivy’s character and her connection to Oswald.

The thing is, Ivy isn’t an inherently malicious or controlling person, at least not now. While she’s definitely a survivor and does what she can to take care of herself (and occasionally manipulates people to get what she wants), she’s also very naïve and caring. She could have left Oswald in the river to die, but she didn’t. I think it’s worth noting throughout the series, we keep seeing Ivy tend to things - pidgeons, psychedelic mushrooms, plants in general. Now, she tends to Oswald, too. She spends weeks bringing him back from the brink of death. She doesn’t have to, but she does anyway because, at the moment, that’s the kind of person Ivy is.

But it’s more than that. As she continues to nurse our poor birb back to health (she does mention he still has a fever) and carries out his wishes, Ivy truly believes Oswald is her friend. That’s why she keeps reminding him he’s not alone. That’s why she sends for Gabe like he asks. And that’s why she tells him about and puts on the perfume - so that Oswald knows he has another option, one that Ivy is happy to use for him. Because they’re friends, and that’s what friends do.

And the looks she gives him when he keeps talking, telling her how he’s leaving and basically doesn’t need her? That’s Ivy feeling confused and hurt.

Before anyone gets angry, I’m not saying it wouldn’t be cool for Ivy’s perfume to have no effect on Oswald because he isn’t attracted to women (or specifically Ivy)! That would be an awesome caveat to explore, and I am absolutely all for it! All I’m saying is that that doesn’t appear to be what happens in 3x16.

andy1105  asked:

Hello! This time is for the PJO au, Has Hades sometime comfort Shiro because Zeus didn't visited him? And in that time Hades kinda of adopt Shiro??

[Voltron PJO AU] Hades materialized in front of Shiro all of a sudden, which startled the son of Zeus causing him to tumble out of the bed, hitting the floor with such grace.

“Oh gods, Lord Hades,” Shiro gasped as he collected himself to face the god of the Underworld. “Keith isn’t here at the moment, I think he’s—”

“I’m not here for Keith,” the god stopped and tilted his head, thinking out loud to himself he added, “Well, I am here on his request, however.”

“Oh,” Shiro blinked. “Um… did I do something wrong? Oh gods, are you mad that we’re together now? Are you mad that I’m a boy? That—”

Hades chuckled. “Mad? I am relieved. Do you have any idea how painful it was to watch the two of you dance around each other for years? The glances, the touches, the pining. I literally had to rant to Julius Caesar and go ‘Are you seeing this shit?’”

Shiro grinned sheepishly as he stood up and sat down on his bed. “Well, uh, yeah. My bad.” 

Hades just smiled at the boy. “May I?” he asked as he pointed at the bed.

“Oh yeah, sure!” Shiro quickly answered, moving a little to his right to give space to his boyfriend’s father. “Are you here to give me the shovel talk that I’ve been kinda dreading?”

Amused by the assumption, Hades chuckled. “Oh I don’t think I need to do that as you already know what I am capable of. However, Keith can literally just kill you if you break his heart.”

Shiro gulped, looking so pale. “Gods, you’re right.”

“But that’s not why I’m here.” Hades hummed. “My son said you’ve been feeling kinda troubled lately and he didn’t know what to do. He looked so stressed, so he told me how worried he was about you.”

Shiro just stared at the god, not knowing what he was talking about.

“I’m talking about Daddy issues, Shirogane,” Hades continued.

“Oh,” Shiro deflated, looking away as he clasped his hands together.

“You know back then I proposed to Keith I should just adopt you, but the boy was so against it.”

“He was?” Shiro frowned.

“He said, and I quote ‘You can’t adopt Shiro, Dad! What if he asks me to marry him? That’ll be so weird! I can’t marry my brother!’” Hades smirked at Shiro who turned all red. “He was only 14 that time.”

“Oh my gods,” Shiro buried his hands in his face, ears reddening. 

Hades chuckled softly. “He was quite a bit taken on you at such a young age. First time he’s seen you to be exact. And you can’t deny this to me, but I knew you felt the same way too the first time you saw him.” 

“How’d you know?”

“I’m Hades. I know these things,” Hades smiled menacingly. “But enough about my son, and let’s talk about you. I know for a fact you don’t feel the same way as the other campers regarding my frequent visits, however, you do desire one thing that all demigods do.”

Shiro sighed, pulling his legs up closer to his chest, wrapping his arms around it in comfort. “I just… what do I need to do for my Dad to notice me?”

“Oh, he notices you, boy. You have no idea how proud he is whenever I visit Mount Olympus. Always talking about how he has the best son amongst us all. Of course, I disagreed with him because I’m biased with my own son.” Hades smiled and Shiro smiled fondly too, agreeing with the god’s statement. “However, I want you to know that your father is Zeus, god of the gods. He made the rules, so he simply just cannot break them. I can get away with it because I’m Hades and all of them end up in my realm one way or another. Zeus’ position is more complicated.”

“I just, maybe, I don’t know… want to hug him, too, like how you and Keith do?” Shiro caught himself and felt embarrassed. “I’m sorry that was so ridiculous. A demigod wanting to hug Zeus. So stupid and childish.” He forced out a laugh.

“It’s not.” Hades softly said. “You’re not just any demigod. You’re his son and he’s your father. You have the right to desire his hugs. Especially since you’re his son.

Shiro looked up to Hades and suddenly his eyes started to water. Hades brought his hands up and pulled the boy closer to him. “I’m not Zeus, but for the mean time I’ll be his substitute, just so you know how it feels like to hug one of The Big Three gods.”

Shiro chuckled as he wiped his tears, Hades rubbing his back up and down in a soothing manner. 

“I’ll see what I can do about my stubborn brother,” Hades continued. “I’ll make no promises though, so don’t expect too much.” 

“Thanks, Lord Hades,” Shiro sniffed, wiping his cheeks.

“Anytime, son-in-law,” Hades smirked as Shiro’s face turned into crimson.

[Of course, Hades was true to his word.]

if this isn't love, then what is?
  • stefan salvatore:
  • she's the love of my life, i'd go back to her in a heart beat.
  • if it were my choice, i'd want to be with you forever
  • if it meant i got to be with her, have children, grow old with her.. if it meant we'd die together, be buried together then yes. i would take the cure
  • i would never hurt you, you're safe with me
  • when you and i were together every single atom in my body told me that it was the right thing. that we were the perfect fit.
  • actually i don't pretend to be anything when i'm with her. that's the whole point. i just get to be myself.
  • but you know, the life that we had, it was amazing too. and it wasn't a spell or a prophecy, it was real. we fell in love on our own.
  • you know, this is a future memory. it's where your boyfriend whispered to you that he loved you. i love you.
  • how do i not remember you? i mean you're smart, you're pretty, you're funny. obviously you're the strongest woman in the world.
  • every time that i tell myself that i'm moving on, there's this part of me that just can't seem to shake her.
  • i was a better person when i was with her. i didn't think i'd ever feel that way again. until elena.
  • i love you. i will always love you.
  • i love you so much.
  • i'm simply not able to resist her.
  • elena is warm and she's kind and she's selfless and it's real. when i'm around her i completely forget what i am.
  • elena gilbert:
  • i love him damon. no matter what i feel for you i never unfell for him.
  • no! you don't get to make that decision for me. if you walk away, it's for you because i know what i want. stefan i love you.
  • for once i don't regret the day before it begins. because i know i'll see him again.
  • but i love stefan, it's always going to be stefan.
  • it's you and me stefan, always.
  • i thought i couldn't be with you stefan but i can. you don't have to push me away. i can do this.
  • but i love you stefan. I love you stefan, you.
  • i cant lose the way i feel about you.
  • i dont want us to be apart anymore, ever.
  • stefan, my wrist. here. take my wrist. you need more blood. i trust you.
  • i cant lose the way i feel about you.
  • i love him damon. he came into my life when i needed someone and i fell for him instantly.
  • i kind off felt like i didn't know how to live anymore but then being with stefan... somehow i figured it out
  • i love you so much
  • i picked you because i love you. and no matter what happens that's the best choice i ever made.
  • look, he would never give up on me so i'm not gonna give up on him.
  • i love you stefan. hold on to that. never let that go.
  • other tvd characters:
  • katherine: you'd never look at me the way you look at elena, would you?
  • klaus: now this is fascinating i've never seen this before. the only thing stronger than your craving for blood is your love for this one girl.
  • klaus: and that's why you're her better option. i personally think she's wasting her time with damon.
  • rebekah: i envy that. you and elena. i envy the love you have.
  • klaus: well crazy or not that kind of love never dies.
  • caroline: i'm sorry but stefan is your epic love. and i'm not going down without a fight.
  • rose: stefan is different. his love is pure, he'll always be good for him.
  • klaus: personally i don't see a fairytale ending for you. all i see is stefan and elena.
  • klaus: must be hard trying to live up to stefan. he stopped himself when i compelled him to feed on elena. that's love.
  • lexi: when it's real you cant walk away.
  • caroline: you and her - epic. her and damon? ew
  • gloria: there's this girl with a necklace. you love her. you'd do anything for her.
  • damon: you're still wearing this necklace. isn't that a reminder of your unbreakable bond with stefan?
  • Mahiru: I only want one slice.
  • Kuro: Me too. Pizza is very fattening..
  • Mahiru: Uhh, Kuro? That's two slices. You just stacked them on top of each other.
  • Kuro: No, when you eat it like this, it's one.
  • Kuro: The body doesn't know.

Resident Evil Aesthetics - Alex and Albert {8/?}

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