Omg I read your deku ask about the pregnancy scenario and I'm pretty sure my ovaries exploded! I saw that people ask deku angst so let's keep the happy fluffy train going! How about some headcanons of him being a new dad with the baby? :3
AAAHHHH Daddy Deku!!!!!!
Once the baby arrives, Deku actually isn’t that nervous. He’s done mountains of research so he feels somewhat prepared. And he can always fall back on his Parenting Guide for the Future: Volumes 1-18.
He knows he can’t plan for everything, but it makes him feel better knowing he’s covered as many bases as possible.
Deku really loves holding the baby. He’s read all about skin-to-skin, so he is always walking around the house shirtless, holding the babe against him. You definitely aren’t complaining.
Your phone is filled with pictures of Deku napping with the baby on his bare chest.
He will just have full on conversations with the baby. He cites research claiming that talking with newborns is good for cognitive development, but you think he just enjoys baby talk
His baby radar is off the charts. It’s like he has super-infant sense. He always knows when the baby is about to start crying and when they’re in danger, even before it happens.
Deku has a surprisingly good singing voice. It’s not award-winning, but he isn’t terrible. It’s just deep and serene enough to put your little baby to sleep.
The baby loves when Deku does the All Might face. Like uncontrollable, adorable infant laughter ensues every time. Guaranteed.
Deku is a still tear-prone guy
He and his mom sit down and cry together while going through pictures of the newborn.
He is an absolute wreck when the baby says “dadda” for the first time.
So since I’m Italian and have so many awesome family traditions and such a strong connection with my heritage I thought I’d share a few things I think Pidge might experience or do! (A lot of these are heavily based off my memories so bare with me!!)
(Tagging @bext-k in case you’re interested! I know it’s really long so no pressure!)
1. First things first, I hope she has a Nonna and Nonno!! We don’t know much about her family outside her brother, mother, and father, but I can totally imagine Pidge visiting her grandparents every Sunday for a family dinner. There’s probably SO MUCH FOOD and I’m sure Pidge’s parents constantly yell at her to get off her laptop and help her Nonna set the table.
2. THERE HAS TO BE A GRAVY RECIPE!! The paladins constantly argue with Pidge that the term is ‘sauce’ but she refuses to use it. One day Hunk tries to make it but there’s always something off in the slightest and Pidge always notices. I can definitely see Hunk spending all day trying to perfect it, eventually getting extremely frustrated as Pidge sends him back to the kitchen for the fifteenth time, complaining about the tiniest differences.
3. When Pidge is bored and isn’t using tech, she always has a pack of Italian cards on her and plays games by herself. The two games that I know are one player and if you win, you get to make a wish and supposedly it comes true. Every time she wins she always wishes to find Matt. Every. Time. She also tries to teach the group how to use them, which of course does not end well. “How can that card count as a nine, it’s just a guy on a horse!”
4. My Nonno is the biggest handy man I know which I can totally see Pidge having in the family and he could have sparked her interest in building tech. My Nonno also has a small work space under the house which is full of trinkets, supplies, and little inventions. He’s made tables out of bus windows and even a small satellite for one of my dad’s science projects! Pidge would LOVE going down there to see all the cool stuff her grandpa’s created and find herself creating a few things herself.
5. My Nonna calls me “la bella di Nonna” which if you google translate, it sounds weird, but to simplify it’s basically a term of endearment. She says it to tell me how much she loves me and I can see Pidge’s Nonna saying the same, which I feel like might make Pidge uncomfortable at first but once she’s in space and realizes how much time has passed since she’s seen her family, she starts to miss it a lot.
Now here come some pretty strange ones…
6. There’s an Italian saying in my family that we use a lot around dinner time “Mangia la minestra o butta ti da finestra” which basically means “Eat the food or throw yourself out the window” My family just simplifies it to “Eat my food or jump out the window” I could totally see Pidge growing up with this saying being said for fun at dinner, especially when her or Matt didn’t agree with what was being served. And of course she tells Hunk about this saying and he uses it anytime anyone’s tries to complain about what he cooks up in the castle’s kitchen
7. There’s also this another saying (or game you could say) that I learned when I was little. It goes “Moosh, mushie, no belle, schiaffe!” The translation doesn’t make much sense. The important part is that “schiaffe” means slap. (My family has a really strong dialect so if you’re Italian and want to yell at me for spelling and pronunciation I’m sorry!!) Basically on “moosh mushie” you squish the other person’s cheeks and then on “no belle… schiaffe” you slap them (IN MY FAMILY IT WAS LIGHTLY AND PLAYFUL I PROMISE!!) Pidge would totally do this to Lance when he pisses her off “Hey Lance, come closer…no closer”
OK AND IM ENDING THIS WITH A TEAR JERKER
8. There’s a nursery rhyme that my dad would sing to me all the time when I was a baby that goes: “Batte batte le manini questa sera viene papa. Porte le caramelle, tutto ________ le mangerà” (the space is where my name would go) this very roughly translates to “clap clap your hands this evening dad will come. He brings the candy all for _________ to eat” Sounds really strange, I know but he mostly only sang the first part just to try and get me to clap my hands. I feel like Pidge’s dad could have sang this to her a lot and because of his disappearance, the memory has turned bittersweet to Pidge. Especially because of how the lyrics are about the excitement of a father coming home and we have no idea if Samuel Holt is ever coming home…
If you read this, thank you thank you thank you!!! There definitely can be a part two but I know there’s a lot here already. I’m just happy I can finally contribute something to the Voltron fandom!!
Can I just say I love your channel and your tumblr! I found your channel on YouTube this morning and my heart exploded because I'm super in love with BTS and just seeing how much they love black girls made me feel so happy and appreciated. I'm currently scrolling your Tumblr now and I'm smiling ear from ear lol thank you for making this page and your YouTube channel!!
Magnus getting to be snide and petty and sarcastic in his anger. It works so well in the context of both his backstory and his character arc since the start of season one. And I love how Harry’s playing him. Can someone give him a Tony, like, yesterday? Please and thank you.
Alec trying to be professional but ready to freaking crack. He’s gone past sad and heart broken and into the state where he’s furious at the whole situation and doing his best not to explode. Matt does micro-expressions so well. GAH.
DRAGONS! Motherfucking dragons! I love dragons so much! And they split into slimy crawly things with little baby dragon wings! I LOVE THEM.
Alec and his bow. Always amazing.
The hilarity of four heavily armed people running through NY in rush hour and it causing absolutely no reactions from people around them. Got to love that invisibility rune.
lavilena, for the ship ask meme u reblogged a couple hours ago pls ;v;
I’m really sorry, this post turned into a huge monster. My Lavi/Lena feels know no boundaries. I don’t think ask memes are supposed to turn out like this.
send me a ship, and i will tell you:
• when or if I started shipping it.
otp ;___; i originally paired them off because i was a yullen shipper and it sort of made sense for me to write fics that included both yullen + lavilena so i didn’t really /ship/ ship but i just wrote them together. this was back in late 2007?? according to my ffn posts, which was when the ark sequence was still in writing! i kinda started finding them cute together because of the anime fillers (episode 44 and 45, i still remember till this day) and then when the manga chapters came out i think i sort of got persuaded that they really could be a thing.
• my thoughts: (chunks of content below)
this couple breaks my heart all the time lmao, i really believe that they could be a canon couple. what sets them apart is how both lena and lavi are both perfectly strong, independent people (tbh all of ot4 are) but although they don’t rely on each other to be strong, they draw strength from the other did that make sense.
here, lavi gives lenalee, who was scared to death because of how hopeless the entire situation in the ark was, a comforting squeeze and instead of telling her it’s okay, he tells her to get a hold of yourself. he doesn’t make statements like “we’ll be okay”, because he knows he can’t promise her that (and lena probably won’t buy it either lmao), but instead this one sentence reminds her that everybody is fighting and that yes, she should keep on fighting too.
something similar happened on the ship to edo, but i don’t have the screencap here: he knocked sense into her, although he made her cry and felt really guilty afterwards.
and the first thing she thought of when she thought she was going to die was that she hadn’t apologized to lavi. there were so many things and people she could have thought of, why lavi, why an apology?
on the other hand, lenalee’s humanness is giving lavi strength as well. strength in the sense that he has something to fight for, which is making him more human. lbr, if lenalee wasn’t around, lavi would only be fighting just for the sake of survival. i say strength in the shounen sense - of having someone to protect, which is ironically the one thing that lavi should not possess. yet you cannot deny that lenalee has been the main reason why he has become more human.
when he goes to retrieve lenalee from her battle with eshii, he fights so hard with the ship’s crew to let him leave despite his own injuries. what is pain, when lenalee is missing?
and i’m guessing his monologue here is to show how her absence scares him more than he wants to admit.
when it comes to lenalee, any idea of objectivity totally flies out the window lol. he breaks the bookman code wayy too many times for his own good just for lenalee, because lenalee makes him human.
going against the inspector like that was totally overstepping lavi’s boundaries as a bookman, and he knows it very well, but he did it without even a second thought.
look at the shock on his face; he couldn’t understand how she could hate something so much, yet want it so much just to protect the people she cares about. and because of that, because he knows what she cares for (komui, more than anyone else), he is willing to go all out to protect those same things that she cannot.
see how his first thought is for komui to stay alive? because he knows it would crush lenalee if anything were to happen to him. even kanda reminds him that he doesn’t need to do this. doesn’t need to do what komui has termed ‘throwing your life away’.
because why should a bookman do so? why should a bookman give up his life just like this?
but no, lavi just keeps going, even pushing komui to go to lenalee, knowing how much she needs him, because he is the one that she has been fighting for all these long years of holding the innocence.
and their respect for each other: lavi knows that lena will suffer if she makes this decision, to go and reclaim her innocence, (i’m sorry), and that lenalee hates the innocence so much, but he still lets her go knowing that she’s made up her mind. likewise, when she demanded that he return to the ship with bookman and to let her deal with eshii, he relents (although very reluctantly) and trusts in her.
(wow i’m really sorry this was not supposed to happen wtf)
• What makes me happy about them:
that this ship is partially? canon and actually has evidence to back it up. I’m honestly not sure about lenalee’s feelings towards lavi, because we’ve never seen much of her opinions towards him, but I’m 100% sure that hoshino-sensei was being very deliberate when she presented lavi’s behaviour towards lenalee this way - how lenalee has affected lavi tremendously, continuously, more than anybody has, even the old bookman.
…i think most of what i was supposed to say here went up in that huge chunk over there, but at the very least - they look good together. /bricked forever
• What makes me sad about them:
that they’re so impossible. if things keep going the way they are right now, lavi will keep on denying his feelings, keep on denying that they are feelings of any sort, not even romantically, and lenalee will remain oblivious. lavi treats her differently from everyone, but he always brushes it aside with his bluntness and humour - i sometimes think that she just treats it as it is; that this is all part of ‘who lavi is’ and doesn’t think anymore of it.
but then: “bookman’s successor is no longer” so. i have hope?
• things done in art/fic that annoys me:
when lenalee is a helpless damsel who’s always crying and lavi has to save her..? although i did write a fic like that
because lenalee is a strong female character and i hate it when she is reduced to just a helpless girl without anything to help herself. to be fair i did make sure that the story had parts to show that lenalee is strong but at the moment in a situation where she can’t do jackshit, but she tries to fight back tooth and nail anyway
tbh i don’t really know lmao i just read it and if i don’t like it, i close it orz
• things I look for in art/fic:
fluff, chemistry, strong and independent characters,basically that’s all. i usually go in with an open mind… i really love fics where lavi has all that internal struggle with himself over the heart though. but that’s more of a general thing than something specific to lavi/lena.
• Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other:
lenalee: allen probably, kanda’s too much like a brother to her
lavi: kanda, because i’m a sucker for laviyuu and because they both have the same “loving me will only bring you pain when i leave” tragic story
• My happily ever after for them:
lavi embraces his heart and true feelings, lenalee accepts them ;v; that’s all i ask for. if they can live a happy life post-war, that’s fine by me, but as long as they both know that the other loves them, even if they die on the battlefield tbh i’ll accept that.
• what is their favorite non-sexual activity?
reading and dancing. sometimes alone, sometimes together, sometimes they just head off to somewhere quiet and look at the sun set while lavi threads his fingers through her hair.
i really need to rant about this episode i’m literally going to explode if i don’t.
first of all, will tudor is a fucking amazing sebastian/jonathan and i’m so happy with his storyline it’s incredible.
also, i don’t see this often but i am so happy with the book parallels and how their tying this all together and i can’t wait until they introduce lilith and i am really really excited for the city of lost souls storyline and i’m excited to see how they interpret it (i really hope they do the multi-dimensional apartment thing).
malec is so good and i know their endgame and everything but oml i need my babies to make up and be happy together because i don’t think my heart can take it. i’m also a little curious though if their ever gonna bring back the immortality issue cause that is a big factor in the books but with camille in prison and stuff i don’t think their gonna do it but even without it i know malec is still gonna be fucking great and beautiful and i just need my babies to be okay, okay?
i was honestly so happy that sarah hyland is the seelie queen. she killed it.
the amount of badass woman on this show is amazing like izzy and clary were so awesome and my FUCKING QUEEN CATARINA LOSS IS HERE. i wonder if they’re gonna make her blue skinned at any point in time, that’d be really cool to see. and i love that she’s raising madzie and i’m super duper excited to see more of them together and madzie with magnus and alec more and i just can’t contain my excitement for this.
clace was very very good in this episode and i’m happy for my two little angel children and i want them to be happy but i’m very very scared for the next episode cause i have a feeling it’s going to be very much like city of glass’s ending but it’s what i expect since the writers said the next season is going to be like city of fallen angels so that particular thing (if your a book reader you know the thing) needs to happen in order for the next season to work with the city of fallen angels storyline but i don’t think i’m ready to see it. ((also im genuinely curious if they are ever going to kill max because i know it’s such a heartbreaking death but i feel like it’s important to the characters and how they grow and such but that’s also something i’ll never be ready to actually see happen))
WHY THE FUCK DOES THE SEELIE QUEEN HAVE MY BABY MAIA SHE BETTER NOT HURT HER I STG. but i’m honestly genuinely worried about her.
also, this is random, but i think that luke’s partner is either lilith or going to be possessed by lilith or something because otherwise i don’t understand why she gets so much attention honestly.
okaaay i think i’m done but i wanna say bravo to the writers and the actors for another incredible episode and how emotionally unprepared i am for the finale.
jim and pam are absolutely making my heart explode right now I’m so happy they’re finally dating i can’t take it aaaaa I’m getting the warm fuzzies in my gut it’s such a happy feeling I LOVE SITCOMS hehehe
@greatbigstorm DOROTHY!!! Happy birthday!!! I hope you’re feeling 22. I know we haven’t really talked in a while, but I still consider you one of my close friends and I know I can trust and talk to you about anything. I wish you nothing but success in life and most of all HAPPINESS (and maybe to meet louis too but i think you would explode and I couldn’t have my friend spontaneously combusting)
I'm so glad I'm less depressed now. My house is cleaner than it's ever been and I'm getting so much more stuff done. Things are looking up, this might be close to what happiness feels like.
Me an hour later:
I feel like shit. I'm trash. My entire life is going to explode soon, I can feel it coming. There is no hope, everything will go wrong. I am good for nothing and I want to crawl into a hole and die.
You have no idea. Omg they taste so fucking good. I didn’t know this was what life is all about. I mean. This is it. This what Buddha was talking about. This aligns all my Chakras. Jesus rose for this. Satan is overly tempted by this. Sam and Dean Winchester can use this to help the angels get back into heaven.
Uuuuuuuugggghhh, what an ordeallllll. ;_; My laptop shut off in the middle of me coloring this and I had to do it ALL over again… but anyways!
This is me drawing my witchsona PROPERLY. So in my little “witch world” I got hexed by an extremely powerful witch; a hex that will cause me to lose my memories and soon go insane ( that irremovable object clamped on my head). So I became a “witch-in-training” to try and get rid of my curse (however I fail miserably every time I try to figure something out BECAUSE of my curse) by learning how to make potions and recreate spells. I travel across the world finding other powerful witches and sorcerers (who can take a joke… unlike the last one…) who can help rid me of my curse and I can live my normal life again.
ABORT ABORT ABORT IT'S HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT KEVIN IS COMING BACK. THE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE UNSPECIFIED, BUT CRANOR HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE VOICE OF DESERT BLUFFS WILL BE RETURNING. I DON'T WANT KEVIN BACK. AT THIS POINT KEVIN COMING BACK CAN ONLY MEAN THAT STREX HAS DONE SOMETHING HORRIBLE TO CECIL. I'M SCARED.
I AM SO EXCITED, WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS!!!! LOCK AWAY YOUR SONS (maybe daughters too, I dunno), KEVIN IS COMING TO TOWN. IF THEY HAVE A SHOWDOWN I WILL EXPLODE WITH HAPPINESS. Honestly, this is the best news. Fink and Cranor always deliver on the good stuff.
Me, a humble queer floating in a sea of straight:
Wow am I feeling gay today
You're bi not gay you can't call yourself that
Wow am I feeling gay today. So gay. The word formally associated with happy. Look at me, being gay, loving women. GAY.
Me, on a completely different day:
You know what's cool? Being queer
Some "A is for ally" motherfucker, riding in on a horse named "I Have An Opinion":
ZOMG!!!!!! You can't say *whispers* queer! It's a slur! *launches into a lecture about the stonewall riots or some shit*
*explodes into rainbow colored confetti that spell out the words: I'M HERE. I'M QUEER. SUCK MY DICK*
We know there’s a lot more fighting ahead, but this was a huge step forward.
Today it is really really important to remember all the members of the community who fought for this, and couldn’t be here to see the end result. Believers in this cause who fought in silence for years, and the people who are out everyday showing that we won’t back down! Thank you to all of those people, and hopefully the world looks a little brighter from where you are.
It’s also important that, no matter who/where you are or what your preferences are, you are valid. Don’t forget that. You see today what years and years of fighting can do, and that’s just in America. Now go; it’s your turn in the ring. Stand up. Make yourself known. Vote. Stand tall and believe in your cause. Fight for yourself, in anything you do, because YOU MATTER!
You. Are. Valid.
There’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, and we’re cashing it in! 🌈🌟
Congratulations, America, on the path forward to victory! 🇺🇸❤️✊
Have a brilliant idea–OMG, the best idea EVER guys–at a time when I will be unable to do any writing for at least two days.
Eagerly think about brilliant fic idea in the shower, in the car, and in work-type situations when I should really be paying attention to others. Ideas flow like water. So many ideas. All brilliant.
Slowly die inside, waiting to get some free writing time on the computer. Send incomprehensible email strings of ideas to self as the fic tries to gnaw its way out of me from the inside by force.
Finally get writing time, transfer all notes out of email and various other stupid places. Struggle to decipher and order notes.
Stare in despair at the resulting jumble of fragments (eg: “Logan back in FRS? Dick/Cheese convo. Vs PIV.” <– Actual note from my current WIP)
Write two paragraphs. All suck.
I hate my brilliant idea. I have no idea how any of this is going to work. I can’t decide what to write.
Decide I can’t possibly continue writing without doing research on something super critical to the story (eg: Exactly which subway line would V take to get from Prospect Park to Columbia and what times would it run. Because, important)
Fall into research vortex. Tumblr post!
Edit the first segment written.
Waste days–weeks!–alternating between pointless research, writing 1 - 2 paragraph segments, and re-editing the first segment written.
Figure out the “end note” for the fic. Brief flood of creativity. Write half of the fic. I’m sure the finish line is within sight!
Edit what I’ve written.
Everything I’ve written sucks. People are going to hate this. It doesn’t even make sense any more.
Write. Flail. Write. Flail. Flail. Write.
Edit what I’ve written.
Upload to Google Docs to see what the whole thing looks like out of MS Word.
The whole thing sucks.
Edit what I’ve written.
Write. Flail. Feel deep disgust at self.
Wake up determined to FINISH THIS DAMN THING TODAY OR DIE!
Finish the last three scenes; inevitably the most crucial ones in the entire fic that I’ve been saving because I really want to concentrate on them and do a good job. Now they will be written under bitter duress just so that I can be. done.
Edit the whole damn thing again, including the first section, which is now the most heavily edited piece of writing IN THE WORLD. Die.
Around 8pm, close computer, determined to let it rest for a night so that I can tackle it with fresh eyes in the morning.
Around 8:30pm, re-open computer and start to upload to AO3 because fuck it, I just want this thing off my desk.
Paste giant wall of text into AO3. Begin to delete extraneous spaces between every freaking paragraph.
%$^&# hate so much.
Immediately refresh and re-read. Spot three typos right off the bat, frantically fix.
Refresh again. Okay, hits are climbing, but no feed back. Keep calm.
Refresh again. What if this really does suck? I should have taken more time to write that one section.
Refresh again. Still no feedback. Throw legs over the back of the couch and softly sing "nobody likes me, everybody hates me, guess I’ll go eat worms,” to self.
Refresh again. WooHoo! A kudos!
Head to bed (I always post at night, why always at night?). Leave ipad behind, determined not to check for comments. Will get a good night’s sleep like the virtuous person I am.
Five minutes later, husband is asleep. Quietly sneak back into living room and grab ipad.
Comments! Nice comments! Happy bombs exploding in chest. BIIIIIG grin.
Okay, someone likes this. I can go to sleep now.
Bask for one day in the glow of a successfully completed fic. Flail around attempting to respond articulately to comments.
Wake up the next morning; OMG, I have the best idea EVER for a new fic guys. It’s so brilliant.