one of my friends said that they weren’t expecting this at all from harry, and it really like? hit me so hard because this is more or less exactly what i expected from him, more or less exactly what my friends were expecting from him, but the general public has such a different view, and this is the harry that i have adored and admired for several years, this is the harry that’s authentic and real, and i just. cannot WAIT for the public to see the real him, the one i’ve “known” for so long, and i can’t wait to watch everyone else to fall in love with who he really, truly is.
i just want to choose something small every day to fall in love with. how often do i really just like… study the heck out of a sunbeam. learn a new word and find out how to use it, teach it to others. watch birds because birds are nice. find a new favorite color. to find out something about each person in my life to compliment them on that’s genuine and better than “you’re pretty,” i mean realizing they always get water for other people before they sit down at lunch or how neat their notes are or how they always have a good pun. i want to listen harder and talk a little less and say more important stuff. and i want to watch out for stuff to just obsess over like a cool cloud or a tree and just. learn stuff from people. ask more questions about how her hair is so silky and just. fall in love with everybody.
Can I just say how unbelievably happy I am with all the canon lgbta+ representation in podcasts? Almost every podcast I can think of has at least one lgbta+ person, and they’re main characters.
To all the podcast creaters: thank you. It means so much to me.
Aries: Funniest rants, trust me; Seems like a badass, but they’re harmless until you seriously piss them off; Do not piss them off, their limits are usually reasonable and they will fight you; Unafraid to act, especially to defend you; Always thinking about what’s coming up next; Great at starting projects they never completely finish; Sincere friends.
Taurus: Big, sweet cow eyes; Honestly just hug them and never let go, it’ll be the best decision you ever make; Warm aura; They’ll embarrass themselves, but it’s endearing instead of cringe-worthy; Calm presence; Naturally reserved, but they will let you in if you genuinely care; Unintentionally funny; Some quality of theirs makes people look up to them.
Gemini: They try so hard, bless their hearts; Cutest clothes; One of you is going to have a crush on the other; Awkward in a way that makes tension disappear; Unintentionally attracts trouble; It doesn’t occur to them to not put up with your shit; Not very considerate to your emotions unless they’re helping you with a specific issue; Super passionate about their fandoms and interests; Someone you can always talk to.
Cancer: Fucking dweebs that will laugh over the most bizarre things; Will always love you; Messy; They genuinely want you to do your best; They deeply care about all of their friends, too; Give great hugs; Take everything personally and fully invest themselves; They might get too wrapped up in something that doesn’t seem important to you, but just be patient with them, they’re worth it.
Leo: Simultaneously the most self-absorbed and caring people; Lucious locks; So intimidating, but it’s all a big, fat lie if you’re friends; Would kill for you; Childish and immature; Can actually be very practical minded; Really wants you to like them, but they’re not going to try hard for your approval; Let them have the last word because they’re going to have it eventually.
Virgo: Sad eyes that know the dark secrets of the world; They don’t feel in control, yet they try to be; Organized and methodical; Outwardly cynical (but they secretly hope for the best); If you meet their standards, consider yourself lucky; Big sister who will always help you with your problems; Feels most comfortable in a dark movie theater; Listen to them because they know what they’re talking about; Surprisingly patient.
Libra: They have a story for everything; Loves to go out with their loved ones; They spend a lot of time thinking over ideas and concepts; DILF; Lifelong friend that you can always turn to; Confidence booster; Can be surprisingly selfish sometimes; Indecisive as fuck; They’re going to win you over before you even realise it; Silently judgemental, but this doesn’t mean they take sides.
Scorpio: 10/10 would bang; Could destroy you effortlessly; Lifelong struggle bus ticket holder; Romantic love is not their strong suit; Darkly magnetic; Shared looks and inside jokes will be abundant when you hang out; Do not fuck with their friends; I repeat: do not fuck with their friends; seriously; avoid this at all costs; These are the type of people who will burn your house down and steal your boyfriend; If you fuck them over, they will cut ties forever, even if they still love you.
Sagittarius: They’re best friend material; Lots and lots of friends but few close friends; Attractive/ Magnetic; You’re going to find yourself thinking about them later; Can go literally anywhere and fit in; Histrionic; Will not put up with your bullshit at all; They seem like an open book, but this is not the case at all; Take themselves a little too seriously; More loyal than you could ask for.
Capricorn: Sassy as hell; Sarcasm actually flows through their veins; You will admire them; Always seemingly stable; They have the soundest advice; Tend to think they’re always right, and they aren’t exactly wrong about that; If they love you, it’s true; Good listeners and friends; Grouchy is their default emotion; Lowkey SUPER competitive, just let them win because they will literally never let it go ever.
Aquarius: You will fall in love with them, even if it doesn’t last; They’re going to make you laugh; They try to be forgiving creatures; Lowkey super stubborn about things they believe to be right; Really, really good at one area of expertise; Detail oriented; They downplay their emotions; It’s hard to completely understand what they’re thinking about unless they explicitly tell you; Trust their gut because they’re going to be right.
Pisces: Hug them, please, they’ll really appreciate it; They’re probably going to fall in love with you, too; Trusting and trustworthy; Watch what you say around them because they’re very sensitive; Encourage them to trust their intuition more; They’ll be able to understand your feelings more deeply than any of the other signs; Insecure but so, so, so worthy; Would die for you; Sneaky; Need a favor? Call this babe.
Jaal joining the crew of the Tempest and realizing that he thinks he likes Ryder more than a friend; that he’s starting to fall for her. He talks to her more, he starts making her a new gift that he’s put infinitely more thought into than the last one, and he starts corresponding with his True Mother more often.
She asks about this Sara Pathfinder, where she came from, what her family is like… and that’s when he realizes he doesn’t know what her family is like, does he? He’s never met her father or her mother, or knows if she has any brothers or sisters or cousins… Ryder doesn’t talk about them, and he never thought to ask.
After a mission, it left Jaal feeling particularly alone, missing his family… Ryder came to him to talk, the topic was brought up in conversation. She told him her mother and father are dead and her brother is in a medically induced coma, that she’s basically an orphan. It makes his heart hurt, he was surrounded by people, by family, always no matter what… to be so completely alone and frightened and overwhelmed in a new galaxy 600 years away from your home… he can’t imagine it. He immediately emails his True Mother.
He tells her Ryder opened up to him, told him about her family, and how it made him feel sad. He deeply cared for Ryder, he wanted to help her… He had to help his darling one. “So bring her here! Introduce us, we will be her family.” Sahuna tells him. The idea entices Jaal, especially considering the recent events with Aksuul…
He suggests it to her, and they take the shuttle to meet his family. He introduces Ryder to everyone, despite his embarrassment from the praises of his True Mother. Ryder is smiling with stars in her eyes, loving every minute. She missed the family atmosphere so desperately, she loved being surrounded by it again. He was so glad he helped her, made even gladder by the confession that she felt the same way about him that he did about her.
I read somewhere todd/darren said in 2b we will get Magnus' side of story. Thank God?! Finally? I can't really blame the interviewer by saying Magnus was not as into it because did we really get any magnus pov of malec besides his short talk with maia at the bar? Alec, to me, has always been the protagonist in malec's storyline.
I will agree that Magnus’ feelings were pretty sidelined in 2x07 regarding them taking the “next step” and that was problematic, but outside of that we actually did get strong insight into how Magnus felt. It seems people forgot about season 1, but it’s worth noting that in s1 most of the complaints were that Magnus expressed his feelings too much. So that’s something to keep in mind.
Anyway, their relationship is about them growing together as individuals. It’s always odd to me because there seems to be two parties: people who think he’s expressing too much and people who think he isn’t expressing enough The criticisms always seem to land on Magnus’ behavior or character, often while disregarding multiple scenes in the past that have shown the contrary.
Magnus is a complicated individual and it’s important to take into account his development from season 1, where his pursuit of Alec made it quite clear he wanted to be with him. As sloppy as the writing has been in s2, the setup has always been pretty obvious with malec: in 2x01, it’s acknowledged Alec abandoned his wedding for himself, not for Magnus or for their relationship. And so the majority of s2a from then on has been about Alec taking steps forward to show Magnus (and viewers) that yeah, he did that for himself, but everything he’s doing here onward? He’s doing it for Magnus, for them, for this relationship, because it’s important to him and he wants it. And so you have Alec coming to Magnus after Jocelyn, his choice at the end of their date, the gift, the this, us, it’s not going away, the i was terrified. These moments aren’t strictly about Alec’s pov; it’s also about demonstrating how invested Alec is in the relationship, as well, after Magnus made all of the initial moves in s1 (calling him, inviting him to stay the night, that talk in 1x12, showing up at the wedding) not to mention the things he’s done in s2 (saving Alec’s life in 2x03, prodding Alec into taking a break so they can have a real date, etc.)
You also have to realize that Magnus has fallen in love before. Like, yes, every love is new, but Magnus is significantly more emotionally self-aware. He knows he’s in love with Alec because he’s felt these things before. Alec is not only falling in love for the first time but also struggles with processing his emotions in general, so what triggers his realization and thus his declaration is more dramatic.
That said, there should be more of Magnus initiating the physical aspects of their relationship, like kisses, but that’s a different issue altogether.
Poirot’s chief personality characteristic was undoubtedly his overweening - but lovable - egotism. On rare occasions he would present an appearance of modesty, but it was patently so forced and false that it fooled no one. Some of his own evaluations from one story or another: “Hercule Poirot… is of a cleverness quite exceptional;” “impossible to deceive Hercule Poirot;” “me, I know everything.” - Russell H. Fitzgibbon, The Agatha Christie Companion
I MEAN COME ON WHY DOES HE HAVE TO BE SO PERFECT??? HE HAS ZERO FLAWS. ABSOLUTELY NONE. HE IS COMPLETELY 100% PERFECTION. WHY. MUST. HE. BE. SO. PERFECT. HES EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE, IS AN AMAZING ACTOR, AND DONT GET ME STARTED ON HIS PERSONALITY. UGH. HES ALWAYS SO NICE AND DOES SUCH AMAZING AND INSPIRING THINGS. THIS WORLD DOESNT DESERVE CHRISTOPHER WOOD AND ALL OF HIS PERFECTION.
I feel like haikyuu is a fandom where the deeper you’re in the more pairings you fall for and you love them more and more and you feel so full of love for these volleyball dorks and their love for each other you wonder if it’s possible to love them even more but you always do
so, a poet falls in love with a poet, and nobody writes about it. not at first, anyways. not while she’s in your arms. there’s enough poetry in the shrunken distance between you, and it never looks as good on paper as it does in her mouth.
she says, your hands are so small.
she says, hold me tighter.
so, a poet falls in love with a poet and you pass metaphors across the bed like code words for all the ways you make each other softer. all open palms and easy touches and the way her eyes light up like the sun when she laughs. you roll them around her mouth but you never write them down.
she says, you leave me breathless.
she says, kiss me again.
a poet falls in love with a poet and you’re still not writing about it, but everything is lemon drops and vanilla chapstick. you suck the poem off her lips and swallow it in one breath; it settles like whiskey, warm and fuzzy. so you chase it with more of her. always more of her.
she says, i feel like i’m drowning.
she says, swallow me whole.
the poet writes it down when she’s out of arm’s reach // cc