What really gets me, about Perc’ahlia, is actually the idea that - from Percy’s end - it isn’t unrequited pining.
Like, I absolutely love the idea of Percy knowing that Vex is falling in love with him. I love the idea of that being an added thing that fucks him up. That, on top of feeling undeserving of it, he knows he’s not in a emotional or mental place to accept that affection, even though he feels it just as strong for her. That neither of them are in a place where pursuing that kind of relationship would end in anything but a disaster.
And it fucks him up because they have these moments and in the back of his mind he knows with complete certainty that if he went further… if he kissed her, she’d kiss him right back. And to him, that’s even worse than wondering if she’d accept him.
One step further, though, is the idea that Percy also thinks Vex is in the same boat as he is. Completely aware of his feelings for her, that is. There’s what he believes to be a mutual understanding of ‘we’re in love and we’re never ever ever going to touch it’.
Until after Vorugul. Until they’re in the woods talking about forgiveness, and Percy’s starting to realize that - as Taliesin put it - he’s healthy enough to be a human being and to allow himself this happiness. And then he looks at Vex, who is blushing and self-conscious and closing in on herself again.
And Percy realizes that Vex (clever, oh so observant Vex) has no fucking clue how he feels about her. This whole time, she’s had no idea.
I’ve been thinking about professor!magnus and soldier!alec since yesterday and idk if I want to commit myself to writing something like that when I know nothing about the army but I feel like there could be something very heartbreaking about it.
Like maybe Alec is about to be deployed and it’s his what… 2nd? 3rd? tour and he’s happy to be unattached, despite what his siblings always say, because he knows how hard it is to be separated from the ones he loves but also to be left behind and he doesn’t want to do that to someone. So he doesn’t date and he doesn’t have a lot of close friends apart from his family and it’s ok, hes doing something important, serving his country and following his family’s footsteps (ofc they’d be a big military family) but then he meets Magnus … Idk where, somewhere random like a bookstore or grocery store or the outdoor market Izzy dragged him to and sparks f l y. And Alec is confused/overwhelmed and reluctant despite Magnus flirting 110% with him. Maybe they exchange numbers maybe not, maybe they randomly meet again and Magnus is like uh funny twist of fate *flirty grin* and Alec is just…. abort mission holy shit help ???Because even though he’s had flings and hooks up, he’s never had a crush or somebody that made him go w o w like this and it’s new? But he kinda wants to break his rule and say yes when the hot college professor asks him out and that’s new and kinda scary but he blurts out yes before he can fully think about it or change his mind. Of course, he has a nervous breakdown afterward and Izzy is like pls find your chill but he can’t find his chill cause he’s going away to get shot at in less than 3 months and the timing couldn’t more off and that’s not fair to Magnus to get him involved like that… Because, of course, Alec is the type of person to worry too much before anything even happens. Anyway, so they go on a date maybe a walk at dusk and some ice cream?? Idk why but I’m imagining this is set in a small coastal town? They can walk near the water while talking about everything and nothing?? I’m seeing a make out session on top of a lighthouse? Anyway, when Alec tells Magnus what he does and where he’s going he’s all sorry about that I should have told you straight away when you asked me out but Magnus is all its ok lets just see where this goes, it doesn’t have to be serious since you’re leaving so soon and they agree to have a fling… but feelings happen and it’s inconvenient!!!
I like imagining Alec walking Magnus to his classes when he’s stayed over the night before (Magnus teaches history in this, I feel it). And maybe on mornings he wasn’t at Magnus’ he does a little detour on his morning run to buy him breakfast and he leaves it in his office during the 8am lecture that Magnus hates so that he’ll have something nice after that hardship, a little muffin and a coffee with a cute note on the cup ‘cause Alec is sappy af even though he tries very hard to hide it. And maybe he buys Magnus peonies at some point, just because they’re pretty and Magnus is pretty and he’s never bought flowers for anyone before and he wanted to… And Magnus keeps teasing him flowers are not casual Mister!! because it’s easier to flirt and tease than to acknowledge the fact that Alec is leaving really soon and he might not come back, and Magnus isn’t even important enough to be considered someone he’s leaving behind (or at least that’s how he feels). Magnus tries not to think about it but he’s obsessing over the idea that he doesn’t even know Alec’s family and friends, doesn’t know anyone who would tell him if something happened??? But he doesn’t want to bring it up because it’s supposed to be casual and meaningless, something that ends when the semester ends. So they keep going on dates and Alec cooks for him and Magnus tries to ignore the uneasy feeling growing in his chest as time flies too fast. Until there aren’t any time left and Alec is leaving. So they take a walk just like their first date and they have ice cream and they make love and they definitely don’t talk about it even though they both know that they should and Alec just… leaves.
And Magnus tries not to have a hard time about it but it’s tough and he’s grateful it’s the end of the semester ‘cause at least he’s busy between marking terrible essays and correcting exams. He goes out with his friends from the history department once they’re all done and he tries to have a fun time, but truth is… he’s worried. He starts watching the news a little too obsessively and his friends don’t like it but he can’t help himself.
Alec has been gone three weeks when the first letter comes. It takes Magnus by surprise at first because in all the times they’ve been together Alec has always been a man of little words. That’s not to say he was emotionally unavailable or unwilling to discuss things and his feelings, but this is new, the way the words flow easily on the page like it was no hardship at all to put it all down, descriptions of his unit and where he is, a full paragraph about how much he misses Magnus’ cat and nothing about them at all. But Magnus gets it, he sees it for what it is, a peace offering maybe or a stubborn unwillingness to let go, so he writes back. He talks about his students, their successes and their struggles, and his friends, little things that have reminded him of Alec since he’s been gone. Soft stories for a soft boy in a hard place. And they keep going back and forth, sending each other little pieces of their respective lives and it should be enough, it’s more than Magnus expected, but it’s tough and he misses Alec like a limb, misses him in his bed and in his kitchen, misses him when summer classes start and he has no one to hold his hand on his way to work, no callused fingers to wrap around his… But every new letter is a blessing. It says many things but underneath it all, the most important message is I’m still here, I’m alive and I’m thinking about you.
Okay so maybe it all comes to a halt one day when his phone rings and it’s Alec on the line, after all those weeks, all those months, and he sounds like h e l l and he’s there on the phone, apologizing to Magnus because his phone bill is gonna be awful but I …. I just… I needed to hear your voice Magnus, I’m sorry. You… you c-can send me the bill if you want, I just… and it takes everything Magnus has for him not to break down and cry right there and then because Alec really doesn’t sound okay and he has no idea what happened and he has no idea what they are but that’s his boy there on the phone who’s hurting and he hasn’t heard his voice in weeks… So Magnus is like Please shut up about my phone bill, I don’t give a fuck about that. How are you? Are you okay? What happened? And Alec is reluctant to talk about it, doesn’t want to give any details, just keeps saying rough day, Magnus, rough day in this small voice and Magnus hates it more than he’s ever hated anything in his life. He doesn’t want to push Alec too hard so he just asks what can I do? and he hates the way his voice shakes, he wishes he could be stronger than this but Alec doesn’t seem to mind, he just sighs like he’s tired deep in his bones, deep in his soul, and says: just talk to me. So Magnus does, he rambles on nervously about what he had for breakfast and what he taught today, his lecture plan for tomorrow, his neighbor’s hatred for his cat and his favorite designer on the new season of Project Runway. He just babbles on, hoping it can help. All he wants to do is help. Alec hums here and there, asks a few questions, especially about Magnus’ work and at some point he runs out of things to say. There’s a beat of silence before he whispers I love you and he knows that won’t help but he can’t keep it inside anymore, he can’t live with this trapped inside of him, fighting to break free. Alec sighs again. I.. I w-wish… You… you shouldn’t say that. Don’t say that, please. It shouldn’t take Magnus by surprise but it does and it hurts. Me not saying it won’t make it untrue Alexander. Alec groans in frustration and Magnus can picture it perfectly, the way he’s probably bent over, head between his knees, one hand harshly buried in his hair. I didn’t want to put you through that. I didn’t want to put anyone through that but especially not you. He’s so noble and he’s so caring and Magnus knew that already but it hits him again, hard, that this is a man who puts others before himself every single time and who will fight tooth and nail anyone who dares try taking care of him. So Magnus does his best to sound as stern as he can: Well just too bad because I’m here and you’re there and I love you. And you wishing it hadn’t happened won’t change anything and if you like me even the tiniest bit you’ll call me again because I have been worried sick.
Alec calls every week after that. There’s a new kind of anxiety that comes with waiting for the phone call, waiting for the confirmation that Alec is okay, but Magnus is happy to live with it when it means he can hear Alec’s voice once a week, warm and soft when he asks Magnus what he’s been up to and insists to be put on the phone with the cat. I don’t want him to forget me!
They don’t talk about what they are again and it takes until Alec is back on American soil, his head buried in Magnus’ neck so no one can see him cry, for him to say I love you back, but it doesn’t matter. He doesn’t need it. For now, Magnus cherishes every time his phone rings and he gets connected to Alec, he cherishes every time he can make him laugh, he cherishes every single plan they start making, every single hint that they can have a future together.
if season 4′s main character is even, i hope the story isn’t about evak. i hope their relationship grows and develops and is tested but isn’t the focus. i hope the focus is about even as a person with his own problems and inner demons. i hope that he gets to grow as much as isak did this season, not necessarily from drama in their relationship, but from having more experiences and struggles he has to overcome himself, with isak on (and by) his side.
So I was just thinking about those posts you get in the Discworld tag about the way belief works on the Disc and how Vetinari and/or Vimes is so integral to the way Ankh-Morpork works that they might just sort of… not ever die.
You know, the ones like ‘Vimes is going to become a god of policemen and he’s going to hate it”.
Well. What if it happens to both of them? There are two parts to the city, after all. ‘Proud Ankh’ needs taking down a peg or two (or seven) by Sam Vimes, and if anyone can terrify ‘pestilent Morpork’ into being better then it’s Havelock Vetinari. And they can drive each other mad with stealth puns for centuries, if they want.
Also, this would potentially make them literally Law And Order, and that just seems very fitting in a way that would probably annoy them both.
@ww-n-double-d mentioned something really interesting in this post about how, in the final fight scene of the Christmas special, Wolfgang and Sun are shown simultaneously fighting two separate thugs, which brings into question exactly how the sensates’ connection really works.
Even after two years of watching the show I’m still having trouble understanding the mechanics of their connection. When they visit each other it sometimes seems like they are simply inhabiting the “host’s” body and only see each other distinctly in their minds (ie. when Wolfie opened the door to Lito’s apartment building, which Dani and Hernando saw as all being Lito); but other times it seems like the visitors really do occupy their own space and are able to interact with the host’s environment, like the various fight scenes we’ve witnessed - I’m fairly certain almost every one of them features something like described, especially because outside characters have made note of how impossible it seems that one of the sensates could do everything they do alone (Jela and Volker Bohm both say this in the special alone).
But then there are more ambiguous moments, like the snowball fight between Kala and Wolfie, where Kala was clearly manipulating the snow like she was there, throwing it at Wolfie from a distance, but then when Felix came around it looked like Wolfie was just throwing snowballs at himself.
idk, up until now I’ve just sort of decided to suspend my disbelief and accept the nature of a sci-fi show like this sometimes comes with little loopholes or things that can’t entirely be explained logically, but I’d really love to hear everyone’s opinions on how this whole thing works.
Not in the least because I really want to know what exactly happened in the scene where Kala was trying to have sex with Rajan and ended up on top of Wolfie as he was having sex with that other lady because, well… body parts must have ended up in places, is all I’m sayin’.
Listen…. it’s not okay when straight people make “gay” jokes because when LGBT people joke about fitting the stereotypes and whatever it’s about empowerment because we’re standing there and saying yeah I’m gay and I love it and it’s good, but when straight people do it it dismisses us and makes it even harder for us to be taken seriously. I don’t care if you’re an ally or you “don’t mean it that way” it’s still hurtful and I’m surprised at how common it still is
I know we are all “fanqueering” (not sure that’s a real word) about Sanvers and I am too OBVIOUSLY. But Maggie? I’m gonna talk about Maggie. Because Maggie. I love her. Floriana Lima is perfect for this role, there’s no doubt about it. And she’s getting insanely good at her role the more her emotions are solicited. Even though her storyline - for now I hope - revolves around Alex’s coming out and figuring herself out in and out of their relationship. I don’t think Alex is fully aware of how much Maggie is falling hard and fast for her. I’ve watched their scenes a bunch of times already and I’ve kept on noticing how Maggie’s face is full of expressions. It’s both exhilarating and heartbreaking honestly. Especially in that episode. Even the first words that came out of her mouth were her being afraid of already doing something wrong “is that okay?” like she doesn’t know if it is or not to wear Alex’s shirt. She smiles and she’s happy and she cannot believe that Alex is hers. She even cannot let a few hours go by without contacting her as she knows something terrible could happen “in their line of work.” So she goes to see Alex and she’s not even fighting back. She’s not even questioning what Alex is saying, calling her, them, a freaking mistake. She’s thinking “ok here it goes again. AGAIN.” She’s not fighting for Alex, for their relationship because it happened too many times before. Too many girls have bailed on her at the first sight of a problem or when the shiny phase wore off. She’s just so used to it that even if this is Alex, she just walks away, probably thinking she isn’t good enough and because she learned the hard way that she doesn’t stay where she’s not wanted anymore. And it broke my heart. That scene - albeit not well written, I gotta admit, it was (kinda?) rushed but anyways - literally broke me into pieces. And it was all because of Floriana Lima’s acting. She’s insanely good when it comes to emotions. In a few seconds, you get where she is coming from and why Maggie is responding - or lack thereof - like that. So she just leaves. She lets Alex speak to her, treat her like that cause it seems Alex already made up her mind. She isn’t giving them a slight chance and she doesn’t even understand why at first. Then it all became clear but even though she understands where Alex is coming from, how could she be sure that she’s not gonna run again? She broke up with her in the DEO just like that. And that’s what the line “you get one, Alex” is all about. You get to run away from me because you freaked out this one time, only because if this happens again she won’t be able to recover from it. Not this time, not with Alex. She’s hurt and wants to protect herself. But god, this is Alex and she’s never felt like this before so she forgives her and hugs her, not tight even though she’s relieved and afraid at the same fucking time. That hug is all she needed, all she ever wanted. That hug is hope. And they’re both in this together, but boy Maggie is falling SO hard. Alex doesn’t even see it, yet. Well, we all saw it. I saw it and I want to protect and hug Maggie so damn hard
I'm not sure if the met in cannon or not but what would Remus's and Dr Elias's relationship be? (Friends? Enemies? Love this blog okay bye)
their lives are two completely different narratives at the moment but if their paths somehow crossed
Elias isn’t particularly interested in others so he wouldn’t pay Remus much mind Remus on the other hand; you know how you sometimes run into people and there’s just something off about them so you’re kind of intrigued to find out more about that person to satisfy your curiosity someone as observant as him would definitely be interested in hearing about Elias’ life (and boy does he have a rich freakin story)
(we’ll see what possible future interactions will bring i guess)
I just love the idea of Tony thinking–absolutely knowing, really, one hundred percent ready to fight about it–that Rhodey’s the most beautiful person he’s ever seen.
And then I had this idea of, what if, back at MIT, Tony would give Rhodey massages. Rhodey was ROTC, right? He must’ve been sore sometimes. Like really sore. And Tony figured, foot massage, neck and shoulder massage, sure, the human body isn’t that hard to figure out.
If people saw them, they’d call it gay, and the two of them would chuckle nervously and back off immediately. Can’t have the other know they feel that way. Rhodey can’t be thought of as queer, not with the military in his sights, and Tony, Tony likes causing scandals but he has a very structured, straight destiny waiting for him too.
And then Rhodey’s fucked up his thigh so Tony tells him to strip down to his underwear, nervous the entire time but trying not to show it, Rhodey stumbling out of his jeans, lying down on the bed, and Tony works the muscle with careful, reverent fingers, and it’s an unspoken tension in the air, this obvious thing, that this isn’t just bros being nice anymore.
Their first kiss is after one of these massages, relaxed and with endorphins flowing. Tony tries to run but Rhodey doesn’t let him. They work it out.
(Their first time having sex doesn’t involve a massage but many thereafter do, irregardless of whether sex or massage is supposed to be the main event. Tony jokes he gives the best happy endings but really he just wants to touch every inch of Rhodey’s body).
And it’s been years, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has been appealed, Tony runs his own life now, they’re not trapped to these little private moments in bedrooms anymore. But Rhodey’s sore every day, constantly, because it turns out being paralyzed is the worst workout of Rhodey’s life. Wheelchairs take a whole new muscle group developed to its finest. The braces beat the hell out of him.
Some nights it’s just rubbing Rhodey’s shoulders for him, some nights it’s full body massages that take as long as Tony can physically make them, but here’s his concrete way to feel like he’s really helping Rhodey out, and appreciate Rhodey’s forever beautiful form, all at the same time.
When Rhodey says Tony’s greatest asset is his hands he of course means in the way of what he’s built with them, but there are things Tony does with those hands that are just for him, and the two of them have come a long way from furtive foot massages in dorm rooms.
Okay! So I had this idea while reading some fanfics and I just couldn’t stop thinking about it!!!
So we know that Branch could get really embarrassed with all the things Poppy could do. Just one simple act and he would blush up a storm. However what would embarrass Poppy?
Imagine when Branch finds out by one time deciding to be flirty by using some of his poetry. At first he thinks that she would just flirt back but then he is surprised when Poppy freezes and blushes so hard. Branch blushed at the reaction, but couldn’t deny that she looked pretty darn cute when she was like that.
Branch one time felt really bold one night when he found his girlfriend out watching the stars. He decides to come up and hug her from behind and whispers “The millions of stars are jealous tonight because they know their beauty doesn’t compare to you.” And Poppy freezes and Branch could feel how warm she felt from that. That night he just nuzzled her from behind as he whispered sweet nothings to her, sometimes kissing her ears and neck to add to the affect. And all poor Poppy could do was try blush and cover her face and hide it. “Why hide your beauty, love? I think the world would be just as amazed as I am.”
There was even one time where Poppy would try and get back at him. So we spent all day trying her hardest to come up with something. It was sloppy and not well put together but he loved it. When she was finished she realized she was ore embarrassed that she read it then his reaction to it. This is when he comes and brings her into his arms, “You know, sometimes I would spend countless nights thinking of you, only dreaming about you, only writing about you. The fact that you spent the time doing this for me makes me love you even more.”
And his vows. My. Gosh. She knew he was trying to tease her in front of everyone at their wedding. She was embarrassed but didn’t care, he promised to spend the rest of life making her as embarrassed as he could. That he would love her forever. And how her beauty, her happiness, and just her mere existence made him the happiest troll in the world.
what i really wanna know is the logistics of everyday life on the enterprise
where are the showers? are they ensuite in the quarters or are there communal ones for the deck? how do the women feel about wearing their short uniforms when they have their periods? what’s the *feminine hygiene* technology like in the 23rd century? do they have toothbrushes?
and when do kirk and spock sleep? who has the con when kirk is resting his weary head? surely it can’t be spock, even though it should be, bc they’re always awake together and then he would never sleep?
are the members of the crew able to contact their families? are there other games on board apart from space chess? what’s the most popular dish?
it’s great seeing all the adventure and heroism but what about the simpler things in life, the human monotonies?
(½) I APOLOGIZE FOR YOUR INTOLERANCE TO EGGS. I HAVE AN INTOLERANCE TO GLUTEN, SO I FEEL A BIT OF YOUR PAIN, EVEN THOUGH I AM SURE IT IS NOT THE SAME. I ENJOY THE SHOUTING BECAUSE IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE WE’RE BOTH JUST SUPER EXCITED TO BE TALKING TO EACH OTHER (I, FOR ONE, CERTAINLY AM). IF WE WERE TO GET CLOSER THE GROUNDSKEEPER WOULD YELL AT US FOR MESSING UP THEIR CHALK LINES ADN I AM TOO NON-CONFRONTATIONAL FOR THAT, MY DEAR. I’M GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE POTS, I THOUGHT
(2/2) THEY WOULD MATCH THE VIOLETS RATHER WELL. WHEN THEY DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY BE SURE TO SEND ME PICTURES, I’D LOVE TO SEE WHERE THEY ARE NOT. ALSO, IF I MAY SAY, I WAS GREATLY AMUSED BY THE ZEBRA LINK. I LAUGHED FOR A GOOD TIME. THANK YOU FOR THAT.
oh my g o d
I DID NOT MEAN TO PUT THE LINK. TO THE ZEBRAS
I HAVE JUST LAUGHED FOR 10 SOLID MINUTES I AM NOT JOKING ASDUSHDUIS
so the Z key on my laptop recently stopped working, right? and so whenever I do need to type a ‘Z’ I have got into the habit of googling, ahem, “ebra stripey animal” and getting results about Zebras and copy+pasting the Z from one of them and
and this time I copy+pasted it from the link to the wikipedia page
AND APPARENTLY THE LINK CAME WITH IT WHEN I PASTED IT AND I DIDN’T NOTICE AND I UNWITTINGLY LINKED TO THE ZEBRA PAGE
THIS IS LOWKEY ONE OF THE BEST THINGS THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME I AM LITERALLY GOING TO LAUGH MYSELF TO TEARS.
I think I’m more in love with you
Because when you texted me asking me if I still loved her.
You made me realize; how could I possibly have loved someone who didn’t see me far more than for pleasure and possession
I think I’m more in love with you
Because when I read that text about the tears that you spilled over my stupidity
I was terrified
I was terrified of losing you
Do you know what it feels like to think about loosing someone who’s made you feel loved?
In that moment you realize that you have someone so remarkable that if you could, you’d give up your entire soul for
I think I’m more in love with you
Because I’d give anything to mend your heart and prevent all the hurt you’ve endured
Even if it meant breaking my heart all over again
You. Are. Worth. It.
Oh god I am in love with you
Oh hey so I made that warlock of the Raven Queen today!
Anyone wanna listen to me talk about her? Yes? No? I’ll tell you anyway.
So I’ve not really figured out what she was doing before she was… 18-ish? I mean.. what do kids even usually do in the dnd-verse? go to school?? is that a thing?? dunno. But at around 18-19 she started stealing things, breaking into places, that sort of thing, to make money. Most of the money probably went into food and all that but she always made sure to give a part of it to the local temple (/some other form of charity). She learned to be quite a successful cat burglar, and maybe even made a bit of a reputation for herself, she was probably caught once or twice but usually managed to break her way out of holding and just hid somewhere for a while. She also kind of dated this awesome half-elf girl, who also happened to be a very reliable fence, for a while. It was a really casual thing though, they were never anything serious (also she’s. like. so gay. (which i believe has somehow become like a theme for underlings of the RQ?? i’m okay with this.))
Then, she managed to somehow make some really powerful enemies in the criminal world (maybe she broke into the wrong place, maybe she stole something important, maybe she made out with someone’s girlfriend, who knows) and she had to go into hiding. She’s about 22? at this point. This is also the last time she saw that fence girl, I’m really hoping they meet again at some point. She managed to stay hidden for a while, probably moving from city to city, but eventually those enemies found her and they tried to kill her by burning down the house she was in at night. And they succeeded. Sort of.
As she was dying, or dead, or something, she had a vision of the Raven Queen. She was offered a deal; she could survive the fire and continue her life if she swore to help track down and recover an important artifact (maybe???) that was stolen, probably from like some ancient temple ruin or something. She agreed to the deal because a) she didn’t want to die and b) she liked the idea of possibly getting revenge on the ones who murdered her. And that’s how she became a warlock! I’d also like to think that after the fire the word spread that she was dead, but she managed to get a message to a few of her closest contacts (including the fence girl, i just really want a reunion okay) that she was still alive.
She’s very charismatic and pleasant to be around, and she has a habit of trying to convince people she’s right. And also lying (i mean what, her?? lying??? never.) She has pretty good stats all around - except her strength, she’s feeble af - and she has skills in things like arcana, history and religion. She’s also kind of a kleptomaniac, she can’t help but think of stealing little trinkets and whatnot whenever she visits a place. I think she also doesn’t exactly advertise the fact that she’s a warlock or who her patron is (like most warlocks i think?), but I haven’t quite figured out how she does explain her powers, maybe she just pretends to be a wizard. Or a rogue.