i'm not entirely satisfied with it but it will do

anonymous asked:

“I’m the only one who’s ever seen you like this. The only one who’s ever touched you like this. Made you feel like this,” reminds me a lot of canon's "I'm the only one who can satisfy Victor." Was that on purpose? And lol at Yuuri thinking Victor was embarassed sleeping with inexperienced "plain" him, I don't know why, somehow, I get the feeling Victor past the shock isn't that puset. Who knows? He might even be extremely pleased with what that means for him.

Yes, Viktor’s initial shock and panic and finding out he was Yuuri’s first and only was entirely to do with the fact that how it all went down was definitely not how he would have done it if he’d known it was Yuuri’s first time. After that though, the idea that he’s the only one who Yuuri has ever slept with? Yeah, he’s not at all displeased about that

It’s too hot (hot damn)

Ravus invites you over to the gardens on a date but it’s way too hot to be sitting outside.

Relationships: Reader/Ravus Nox Fleuret
Genre: Wholesome fluff


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Endangered (-0.5/25)

I don’t have a good explanation for this, except that @calidiousglope​ drew me a super cool android!Dirk and then I wrote a small essay in the tags and got ideas, and suddenly the first half of chapter one got re-written with the roles reversed, so yeah, here’s a quick android!Dirk and human!Hal in the Endangered-verse. I ran out of steam before I got to the pesterlog, sorry D:

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pokemon!au jungkook
  • a long overdue follow-up to my infamous bangtan harry potter au series
  • jeon jungkook is a lovely bright-eyed young trainer just fresh out of high school
  • but don’t let that fool you ohoho
  • he’s not here to mess around, and his pokemon are his whole life. he’s been journeying around the region and has already managed to take down five gyms in record time for a kid his age
  • but more on that later
  • jungkook is an electric type trainer
  • his pokemon include luxray, raichu, ampharos, emolga, magnezone, and jolteon 
  • but luxray is his #1 favorite and his most highly skilled pokemon by far – he caught a wild shinx that had insanely high stats and he evolved it and trained it to near perfection
  • emolga is just there for the cute factor but that doesn’t make jungkook love it any less
  • jungkook grew up in a very small mountainside town, where pokemon were hardly used for more than pets. he was unfamiliar with the concept of training until his first visit to the region’s capitol
  • that was when he was 10 years old and went on a school vacation. it was the first time he had seen a pokemon gym, the first time he had ever seen trainers and powerful pokemon like lucario or dragonite. 
  • it literally turned his world upside down
  • he spent all of his allowance on pokeballs and training guidebooks and whenever he could, snuck off into the woods to catch really common pokemon like weedles or pidgeys 
  • until one day he stumbled across a wild shinx, and was like ???????
  • because jungkook lived near route 6, and shinx was only supposed to be found on routes 18 and 20
  • and so 12-year-old jungkook caught his first big-kid, real-life pokemon. he cherished this little shinx with his whole soul and trained it meticulously, with the help of the only other trainer in town – a former member of the region’s electric gym 
  • that was what started jungkook’s adoration of electric-type pokemon. gradually he began to save up his money and visit other places to collect electric types. 
  • his first shinx evolved into luxray, and remains on his team to this day
  • at 15, jungkook had begun traveling and meeting other trainers. he defeated his first gym (psychic type). within day, word got around about this new kid with a lot of talent 
  • finally, six years after he caught his first shinx, he had assembled a very powerful electric team of skilled pokemon. he was only 18 years old but was already a force to be reckoned with. he walked away from almost every battle victorious
  • his electric team has taken the region by storm. despite being a teenager, jungkook had already made a name for himself in the pokemon community as a young prodigy 
  • it’s jungkook’s dream to defeat the elite four and become the leader of the area’s electric gym 
  • speaking of the elite four, they first heard about jungkook when he was 16 and defeated his third gym (bug-type). they continued to hear stories about the kid and his talent, and looked forward to battling him in the future
  • ((in case you were wondering, the hyung line is the elite four. yoongi is ice, namjoon is dark, seokjin is fairy, hoseok is grass. fun factz))
  • the only gym jungkook ever failed to defeat was park jimin’s fire-type gym. despite jungkook’s initial frustration, the two became very good friends. eventually jungkook defeated the gym, and jimin introduced jungkook to a lot of senior trainers who could help to guide him. 
  • one of these senior trainers was researcher kim taehyung, who mostly dealt with flying-type pokemon. jungkook and tae hit it off right away, and even travelled together for a little while as tae did field research
  • jungkook splurges and mostly carries great balls rather than regular pokeballs. while he doesn’t catch pokemon as often anymore (seeing as how he has his perfect team) he will occasionally nab a rare pokemon here and there
  • jungkook’s favorite non-electric pokemon is ninetales; when he first saw jimin’s ninetales, jungkook was in awe. it was easily the most stunning pokemon jungkook had ever seen, and was coincidentally the same one that knocked half of jungkook’s team unconscious during their first battle
  • his face is recognizable in practically every city. he’s already done so much traveling that he’s practically a regular at every pokemart in the region lmao
  • honestly he’s pretty fearless and daring; he’ll do all kinds of wild shit to find a rare pokemon or a rare gemstone or stuff like that
  • but he’s actually really scared of going in caves because one time he had gotten lost in a mountain pass during the wintertime. jungkook had gotten so cold and drowsy that his jolteon had to physically electrocute him every couple of minutes to make sure he didn’t fall asleep and freeze
  • jungkook doesn’t take cave passes anymore
  • always makes sure to have an excess of potions and electricity-enhancing magnets so his pokemon can stay happy and healthy 5ever because he loves them like his own children 
  • all of jungkook’s free time is spent training his pokemon. jungkook’s pokemon are incredibly loyal towards him, and will protect his life with their own. they love him and he loves them
  • whenever they’re on the open road, jungkook will always allow his pokemon to roam freely with him, outside of their pokeballs. 
  • also when they go to sleep at night jungkook always sings his pokemon to sleep and they love his voice so much bc it’s so soothing
  • anyway long story short, he wants to be the very best, like no one ever was, to catch them is his real test, to train them is his cause
  • jungkook is so talented and smart, and he’s already got half the gym leaders and the entire elite four rooting for his success bc man this kid is gonna go far in life 

jungkook ver. / taehyung ver. / jimin ver. / namjoon ver. / hoseok ver. / yoongi ver. /jin ver.

[ more coming soon! ]

Llamas with Hats starter meme
  • There's a dead human in our house.
  • I do not kill people. That is- that is my LEAST favourite thing to do.
  • And I, uh, well I stabbed him 37 times in the chest.
  • Yeah, I'm in the wrong here. I suck.
  • My stomach was making the rumblies that only hands would satisfy.
  • You sunk an entire cruise ship.
  • I would think I would remember something like that.
  • Would you believe it's strawberry milkshake?
  • I will not apologize for art.
  • Looking at the trajectory of the moon and the sun, probably at the bottom of the ocean.
  • I have a problem. I have a serious problem.
  • Shh, do you hear that? That's the sound of forgiveness.
  • That is what forgiveness sounds like. Screaming and then silence.
  • I don't know about you but I am having a wonderful time here.
  • The people have spoken. Viva la resistance!
  • That was a foot. I appear to have swallowed an entire person.
  • Well, that explains why my mojito is taking so long...
  • It was horrifying. Your mouth unhinged like a snake.
  • That hurt my feelings. Now we're BOTH in the wrong.
  • Well, I'm building a meat dragon, and not just ANY meat will do.
  • I feel like I've been issued a challenge.
  • I totally don't remember your name.
  • Well, if you'll excuse me, I have some pictures to delete from my computer.
  • I'm not responsible for this. I've been jamming on the saxophone all morning.
  • Clue number 1- the imposter is a phantom.
  • What's that? It's hard to hear you over the sound of a melting city.
  • I ripped the tag off a mattress.
  • Who's laughing? Clearly not all the people who just exploded.
  • Friendship is two friends munching on a well-cooked face together.
  • You're right, it's not nearly as tasteful as I pictured in my head.
  • Probably because I'm a dangerous sociopath with a long history of violence.
  • It's a lovely day out, we're having a great time, what have you done.
  • I stepped on a ladybug by accident.
  • I may have created a crack in space-time.
  • I think I was expecting worse.
  • But this is totally fucked, bro!
  • I don't understand how or why you do anything!
  • And the payment is baby hands.
  • I'm the Henry Ford of human meat.
  • It's not a meat grinder, it's an orphan stomper.
  • It's everything. Everything you've done, ever.
  • That looks like a meat dragon.
  • Did you finish your meat dragon?
  • Now how would you feel if I called your work a monstrosity?
  • Of course I had to use faces. Anything else would be disrespecting the art.
  • I disagreed with the election results.
  • I think their bodies are still in my blood canal.
  • You're sitting. You never sit.
  • Pianos aren't supposed to bleed and scream!
  • Why can't you go horrify someone else?
  • You made a mask of my face?
  • To some, you are now known as Nikolai Sponakoff, brutal leader of the Russian opium cartel.
  • I used up the rest of my savings buying the swans.
  • I buried a large chest of dubloons once, I could go dig that up.
  • A lot of something is in a hole somewhere.
  • I'm putting on some music. I'm not listening anymore.
  • I think I would have remembered dismembering someone and putting all their bits on the ground right here.
  • You said you weren't coming back.
  • I'm kind of just freestyling it these days.
  • Oh, it's my gore pit.
  • I think my legs are broken.
  • That's probably a basilisk. It probably won't bother us. The stupid thing only eats CHIPOTLE!
  • Were you always this creepy?
  • All the hands are eaten, all the meat creatures are made, unleashed, and then also eaten...
  • Yelling. Also a felony.
  • I'm sorry if this violates your restraining order, but it's important.
  • Oh, hey. I didn't do that...

I hated my new laptops keyboard so much I went out and brought a wireless one for like $10. TBH best decision I ever made. 


“I want to know where to touch you,” he says. “I want to know how to touch you. I want to know how to convince you to design a smile just for me.” I feel his chest rising, falling, up and down and up and down and “Yes,” he says. “I do want to be your friend.” He says “I want to be your best friend in the entire world.

Do you know Neville Longbottom, war hero, ex-auror, devoted husband and father who was loved by basically all the student at Hogwarts ?

Do you know Victoire Weasley, Gryffindor Queen, who cares about everything  and everyone too much and who always put the other before herself ?

Do you know Jessica Flint-Wood, born as a boy who still afraid of people who might not see her as a “true woman” ?

Do you know James Sirius Potter, who sometimes seemed rude because he didn’t know how to deal with his feelings but who could give his own life to save an other one’s ?

Do you know Hugo Weasley, the genius with the highest grades of the school who still had to deal with anxiety and inferiority complex ?

Do you know Arizona Shacklebot, who always need to prove that because she’s beautiful it didn’t mean she’s stupid and weak, even after she became a teacher ?

Do you know Lily Luna, a girl who always knew exactly what she wanted in life even if sometimes it’s just having a good time with her friends ?

Because not all the gryffindors are the fearless hero of the story.

Gryffindors can be afraid but gryffindors can also be caring, smart, ambitious, or loyal. Gryffindors are a lot more than just brave.

Gryffindors are our everyday heroes.

Honestly….if you want a great workout and to burn calories quickly and SIMPLY all you have to do is…..listen to Tunak Tunak Tun and let the inner spirits channel through you…..hear me out……that music will change your life and you won’t stop dropping it like it’s hot for the entire 5 minutes of the song. You will feel out of breath by the end and satisfied….TRUST ME.


So, i wrote a thing. And then when I went to post it is uploaded the wrong file so this is the correct and final version … which I might continue but that all depends on my muse.

Anyway, it’s a Enchanted Forest AU. There’s no curse but don’t look for a reason why there was no curse. This is mostly angst mixed with fluff and sexy times. Definitely rated M. Basically my muse wanted to re-imagine what kind of princess Emma would be if she grew up in the Enchanted Forest and wanted to rebel against her parents.

You can also read it on fanfiction.net or AO3. I hope you enjoy! 

It was the middle of the afternoon and the late autumn wind threatened to blow her hood back and expose her identity to anyone that took notice of her. She gripped the rough fabric and held it tightly at her neck, lowering her head as she darted through the crowds. The anticipation of getting to the ship tingled throughout her body and when she finally spotted the tall masts her heart leapt in a way that she would never admit to anyone, least of all him.

As she approached the ship she spotted the First Mate of The Jolly Roger and pulled back her cloak just slightly so he could recognize her. He tilted his head as an invitation to come aboard and ushered her towards the entrance to the Captain’s quarters.

“Good to see you, Mr. Smee,” she said.

“Always an honor, Princess,” he replied with a smile.

“Any idea how long you’ll be in port this time?” she asked.

“That’s a question for the captain, milady,” he replied.

Emma smiled sweetly to hide her disappointment. A question for the captain, indeed. One that she most certainly couldn’t ask. She had already kept him waiting two days, if she let on that she had any interest in him staying in port for a considerable length of time then she would lose any upper hand that she had gained by her delay.

She had to come to him. They both knew that. It would be far too dangerous for him to sneak into her parent’s castle, even if it were under the cover of night.  Secrecy was a necessity of their relationship but it didn’t make her hate it any less that she had to be the one to seek him out. She was thinking as much as she descended the small but steep staircase into his quarters and heard the door above her be shut and locked. She turned to find Captain Killian Jones – Captain Hook as he was better known – lounging in a chair with his feet propped on the table in front of him.

“I was starting to wonder if my raven got lost on its way to find you,” he said.

“I received it,” she replied coolly. ”You think I have nothing to do than wait for you to grace our docks?”

“Lucky you found the time today,” he said. “Our stores are replenished and we set sail in the morning.”

A pang of … what was it? Regret? Anger? Hurt?  Whatever it was it took ahold of her and her own heart betrayed her. The feeling must have been plain to see on her face because the pirate was suddenly on his feet and the carefree tone in his voice was replaced by one of concern.

“We have all day, Emma,” he said as he held out his hand to her. “Come here, love.”

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anonymous asked:

HI IM AN ANON AND I HATE CHEATING FICS! Like its almost always Victor cheating on Yuuri bc he's not satisfied~~ so he gets drunk and fucks someone and the "feels bad" like bitch Victor is so in love with Yuuri he wouldn't even recognize the existence of another man bc of how enamored (?) he is. They love each other more than anything else on this entire planet. Neither of them would ever cheat. You wanna write angst? Great! Do it about a skating injury not about something that would never happen

Cheating is TOP yikes content. I can’t believe people still want to characterize Victor as a cheater/womanizer/flirt etc.. There’s literally countless metas about his charming flirty image being fake (and harmful! he was so lonely and starved for real connection because of it).

Yuuri helped him drop that facade, become true to himself - an affectionate caring dork, as we find out later on in the series. Yuuri gave him true love, not just admiration for his skating and his successful life. He literally saved him from emptiness and solitude. If someone thinks Victor would cheat when he finally found something like this…..wyd….. He just wants to be held in Yuuri’s big strong arms

I don’t know about angst tho… I love them too much to read any angst with them but I mean, at least injury is within reason- 

OC Interview

Inquisitor, Please!

A small sigh escaped Lily as she glanced up at Josephine. “Josephine, if it was anyone, anyone but you I absolutely would have said no.” 

The ambassador gave a small smile and nod. 

“Do we also have to do this in the rotunda?” 
“Yes Josie, we do. No rotunda, no answers.” Lily laid back onto the couch and stared hard at one of the paintings on the wall.

“Now my sweet ambassador, let us begin.”

1. What is your name? 
Lily. Herald of Andraste, Inquisitor, Sparrow as per Varric.

 2. No seriously, what is your name?

Lilith of clan Lavellan. If you truly must know. 
She let out a slight breath she’d been holding and turned her head to stare at Josephine, stifling a yawn.

3. Do you know why you were called that? 
Hm. Honestly, I’m not sure. I may be the most knowledgeable of my clan, but that doesn’t mean I needed to know the origin of my name.

4. Are you single or taken? 
She giggled slightly at that, eyes lingering a bit too long on the bald elven apostate across from her.
Now that, my sweet, is a secret.

 5. Do you have any abilities or powers? 
It is well known that I am a mage, after all I was a First…Well was, is, am? Who knows now. Glancing down at the faint glow of her hand, a lost look in her eyes. Either way, I like to believe myself a somewhat talented mage, I specialize in the school of inferno. Ah! I am also a Knight Enchanter.

6. Stop being a Mary Sue. 
What? What even is that Josie? Next question!

7. What is your eye color? 
Silver and maroon I guess?

8. How about your hair color? 
Black as the night.

9. Have you any family members? 
I guess you could consider Asher family. We’re not blood, but he’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to family. I miss him terribly..
She sat up abruptly, hands folded in her lap, spine straight. Josie didn’t mean to hurt a nerve, but anytime someone mentioned Asher, it struck a nerve in her heart.

10. I see… what about pets? 
I have Bubble, my Royal Sixteen Hart. She is a sweet girl. 

11. Tell me about something you don’t like. 
Questions. Orlais. Sleeping. I don’t want to go into detail, I feel they are self explanatory. 

12. Do you have any hobbies/activities you like doing? 
I ah, like to read. The Keeper taught me, I like to learn as much as I can. 

 13. Ever hurt someone before?
Hm. Yes.

14. Ever… killed anyone before? 
Haha! I’m the Inquisitor. Of course I have.

15. What kind of animal are you?
A raven, haven’t you heard the story of Dirthamen?
She lightly tapped her vallaslin, a sly grin playing on her lips. 

 16. Name one of your worst habits. 
Wasting time. Like now. 

17. Do you look up to anyone at all? 
Keeper Deshanna, for one. She taught me almost everything I know. Thank the Creators for her. Asher as well, dunno where I would be without him. Almost everyone in the inquisition for another. Everyone I meet shapes me in some way. I appreciate them all.

18. Sexual orientation? 
It matters not to me what you have in your pants. 

19. Do you go to school? 
No, not traditional shem school at least. I am self taught, or I learn from others by asking what I would like to know.

20. Do you ever want to marry and have kids someday?
Not at the moment, no.

21. What are you most afraid of? 
A long pause, followed by a deep inhale. She shook her head to rid the thoughts.
I guess I’m most afraid of losing what I hold closest to my heart.

22. What do you usually wear?
Armor wise I guess you can mostly find me in the high keeper robes for the moment, around Skyhold I wear a variety of the things Josephine and Vivienne make me put on to please the nobles. 
Ha, Don’t look at me like that Josie!

23. Do you love someone? 
I love many people, very deeply. What version of love do you speak of? Romantically, I do love someone. Deep family bonds, I love them. My close friends here, I also love them. They are all a part of my life and I love them all. Love is quite fickle though, don’t you think?

24. What class are you? 
I think we already went over this a little bit. However, I am a mage. A Dalish mage. I belong in no circle and will never submit to shem rules of mages. 

25. How many friends do you have? 
More now than I did a few years ago. 

26. Thoughts on pie? 
I am not the biggest fan of sweets. Why Josephine, want to take me to Val Royeaux to test out the frilly cakes? I think Solas might be better suited.
A small chuckle erupted from the other side of the room where the apostate had his nose in a book. 
See?! What did I say. I’m just kidding though love, I’d go with you anytime.

 27. Favorite drink?
Ohh. That’s a tough one. I’ve really enjoyed the mead that I share with Varric from time to time. As long as it’s nothing Bull drinks, I swear it will melt your insides! 

28. What’s your favorite place?
Either here in the rotunda, or atop the battlements.  

29. Would you rather swim in a lake or the ocean? 
A lake, or a river. Ocean’s are much to salty.

30. Are you interested in anyone?
I’ve been studying Dirthamen more in depth recently, as well as Falon’Din. My people say that Dirthamen was Falon’Din’s shadow, and Falon’Din was Dirthamen’s reflection.  I’ve been avoiding his temple lately, I should really visit again soon. 

31. What’s your bra size?
Josie! I uh, I am not sure. I’m sure you know more than I. After all you send all my clothes to be tailored, no?

32. Well, what’s your type?
Ha, uh. Wait…is that an invitation Ambassador?  

33. And what attracts you? 
Secrets my dear. Secrets and knowledge to unravel. 

34. Any fetishes? 
She can barely control her laughter at this point, raising one eye brow as Josephine can barely get the words out. Obviously shocked at the question as well. 

Didn’t you check this over before asking me these silly questions? No comment, you might get an amazing one out of our resident Quinari though. Bull has some amazing stories, y’know.

 35. Seme or uke? Top or bottom? Dominant or submissive? 
No comment. 

36. Camping indoor or outdoors?
Outdoors, who camps indoors?  

37. Are you wanting the quiz to end? 
Oh is it finally over? Ir abelas Josie, I have places to be.

I’m restless and bored with my current situation and want to just take off and go somewhere and do something reckless and stupid which is the only thing that ever satisfies me and my insatiable need for constant change and action but i have no money so I’m just stuck here working lmao

turtle-tales  asked:

Do you have any tips for making character sprites? Try as I might I can never really nail down a solid look I'm satisfied with. Either the proportions are wrong or the clothing looks unnatural, or something is screwed up in some way. :(

character sprites are hard! but here are some things i try to keep in mind

  • you don’t always have to draw the lines on the interior of a character’s sprite, but you also don’t have to leave them out entirely. you can use a darker shade of one of the touching colors to divide them, and then put one or two black pixels at the ends where it connects to the main outlines. the eye will interpret this as a line that thins out. you can see this on all of my sprites, but allison’s torso has several obvious instances of it
  • you could also try using a thicker outline, although this will often flatten the character
  • readability is more important than accurate details or perfect proportions on a small sprite. for instance, all the party members in slarpg have bigger heads and slightly stumpier limbs on their sprites just because it leaves more room for their faces
  • clear colors are also important. you don’t want your characters to blend into each other or their surroundings, and you want characters’ motions to be clear. shading can help with this sometimes, and also give your characters volume. even if you don’t want to use full shading, i generally think it’s a good idea to use darker colors on limbs that are further from the camera. legs especially. it really helps out with walking animations
  • another really important thing to consider is perspective. again, look at allison. the lines dividing her shirt from her pants and her pants from her shoes aren’t straight. because of the game’s perspective, it’s a curve
  • one of the most important things for perspective on sprites like these, though, is the feet. in an rpg like this with an aerial view, the foot that’s farther away should be higher up on the sprite. you can see this on melody’s sprites here

i hope this helps! i’ll also use this as an opportunity to link to one of my favorite pixel art tutorials

“Excusez-moi.” The path between her chambers and the library was one well worn by Charlotte, making several trips to the room a week to satisfy her thirst for knowledge. A waste it might have been, but she knew her life was likely to end in a marriage and there were few better ways to fill her time. She wasn’t used to someone blocking her way though, however accidentally, her brown creasing in annoyance.

Leading Lines

I wrote this a few hours ago and though I was planning on spoopiness, it didn’t end up going in that direction. Idk why, but I can’t write a Halloween fic to save my life. I really want to do something for haunted septiween, so maybe I’ll come up with something? Anyway photographer!Jack AU, ft actual engineer!Mark, Enjoy!

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anonymous asked:

I have an entire story and characters planned out in my head, but I can never actually write the story itself. I write little blurbs from it, whatever satisfies how I'm feeling at the moment. I want to write it out completely. There's a few places in the story where I'm unsure about everything, but I know once I get to writing I can probably fix it all up. I just can't write! I can't even do a chapter 1 or 2! I hate it :/

My advice would be to think about how point A gets to point B. You say you have the story planned out so you know what must happen and the little bits in between are probably the murky bits that connect different events. So think, how does my character go from doing this to this? Why does this have to happen? I find that one of the ways to get this done is to write out what you already know. 

I’ll give you an example. With something I was working on a while ago my characters were on a journey across the country and I knew they had to end up in a cabin at one point but I didn’t know how they got there (it’s a little more complicated than I’m making it sound) So I wrote up until I didn’t know what happened next and then I wrote the scene in the cabin. As I wrote that I realized that the cabin wasn’t actually going to work, but that I could use tents (again, it’s kind of a long a story). The point is, you won’t know exactly what your story needs until you write it. Write the parts you think you know and then you’ll start to see the little details and how to connect everything. Sometimes you’ll have to tweak a few things and sometimes the answer will just snap once you realize a common factor. 

It all boils down to this: Just write and keep writing. You can always edit later.


Look at fucking Mako, oh my god. she’s SO CERTAIN.

“Between us and that club you can’t even use yet, we have got this shit covered. Nobody can even THINK about hurting you!”


Confident, NATURALLY, but look at that smirk, that little glint in her eye.

Minako’s not just sure that they’ll protect Usagi, SHE’S KIND OF LOVING THIS. This is a DIRECT CHALLENGE. Of her Senshi. Of HER. And they’re all doing SO WELL at meeting it head-on, Minako feels. That is the satisfied, anticipatory look of preparing to crush the arrogant dickwaffle who dared to think they could get the better of you.