I saw someone commenting on a George RR Martin interview where he talks about why he named the series Ice and Fire. This person seemed to assume that George’s answer meant that Jon and Daenerys represent Ice and Fire together, respectively, which is something I have always very vocally disagreed with, and will continue to do until Martin himself tells me I’m wrong (that means Dan and David and their fanfic freakshow and magazine covers are irrelevant to me).
I read/listened to this interview a long, long time ago, and it never gave me the impression that my idea of what the Song of Ice and Fire means, is wrong… Here’s why:
(WARNING: IF YOU THINK DAENERYS IS A SAVIOR QUEEN, THIS META WILL EITHER CHANGE YOUR MIND OR PISS YOU AND YOUR DELUSIONS OFF!)
Natsume Yuujinchou is beautiful and amazing and completely underrated. And since so many of my followers have never read (or even heard of) Natsume Yuujinchou (Natsume’s Book of Friends), here’s a list of reasons you absolutely MUST read this manga (and watch the anime too because it’s amazing, but it does miss a few of the best chapters in the series):
The main character, Natsume Takashi has silver hair and eyes, and is also absolutely fucking stunning. He’s soft and warm and the sweetest person you’ll ever meet, but he’s also ULTIMATE SASS MASTER.
He has a very fat cat that can talk and also turn into a huge monster to eat people who try to hurt his human because he loves his human very much even though he likes to pretend he doesn’t.
Natsume is a foster child who has had so many horrible experiences with past foster families who only took him in to save face and who treated him horribly. But!!! He’s finally found his forever home! And they love and care for him and they’re literally the sweetest people in the entire world!!! (Yeah they changed his hair and eye colour in the anime to make him look more like his grandmother)
SPEAKING OF! Natsume can see youkai (spirits and monsters) and he had a very hard childhood because of it, because they’re not all friendly, and he sometimes can’t tell the difference between them and humans! In fact, a lot of them in his new town actually mistake him for his late grandmother, Natsume Reiko, who could also see youkai, and who went around being a badass, challenging youkai to fights and then forcing them to sign contracts to be her servants when they lost. She collected these contracts into the “Book of Friends”. She was just as stunning as her grandson, and her maiden name was actually Natsume. And she was Natsume’s maternal grandmother! Meaning that not only did Natsume’s mother take her mother’s surname, so did Natsume and his father!!
There’s a female youkai named Hinoe who is intimidatingly beautiful! And!!! She’s pan!!! She had a crush on Reiko!! And after getting to know Natsume, she feels the same way about him!!
“Yeah. Not really here for that. Need to talk to the person in charge here,” a gruff voice replied.
“Okay. Hold on one moment please,” a girl giggled in return.
Sakura pulled a fresh cigarette out of the box. She listened to the footsteps tap upstairs, up to her office door. Four knocks. Quick. Nervous.
She lit her cigarette.
“Come in,” she called. The door burst open.
“Mama, there are some suspicious people here!” Moegi huffed and puffed.
“I heard Kansai-ben. They sounded a little rough,” Sakura agreed. Sighing, she rose from her chair. She shed her sweater and stepped into the pair of high heels waiting at the door. Moegi fidgeted, her eyes darting back and forth.
“Are you really going to be okay, Mama? Are you in trouble?” she fretted. Smiling, Sakura plucked her cigarette from her mouth. She snubbed the cigarette out in the ashtray. With her free hand, she squeezed Moegi’s cheeks together.
I’m still crying over the scene in season 4 of HIMYM when Barney tells Lily he’s in love with Robin and then he takes her out on dinner and he is so fucking nice to her and she’s wondering why he is so weird and not making rude jokes and after dinner she “wanted to return the favor because he was so nice to her tonight” so what she does is “RETURNING THE FAVOR WINGWOMAN STYLE” AND INTRODUCES BARNEY TO THE WAITRESS I’M CRYING ALL HE WANTS IS ROBIN. And when Robin left he said to the waitress “I’m just some guy who’s in love with the girl that just left, and she’s never gonna feel the same way”. I’m crying ROBIN DONT LEAVE HIM :((((((((((
hey Cap, I know you are v busy and all, so don't hesitate to leave this until you have enough time to answer this, but there is one thing the sanvers hp AU has not: NB!Alex. And I've wanted this for a v v long time now, I just kept forgetting it. So, here it is! Thank you, you are amazeballs! <3
Maggie sometimes rants about how heteronormative Hogwarts traditions are.
Lena will join her, Winn will join her, James will join her, and Alex will watch with admiring eyes.
The boys – or at least, the ones who were assigned male at birth – can’t come up into the girls dorms without the steps turning into slides.
An antiquated form of heteronormativity ingrained in the castle’s magic.
But the girls – or at least, the ones who were assigned female at birth – can come and go as they please, through any dorm they please.
So whenever Winn and Alex want to study together, create spells together, innovate unions between magic and Muggle technology together, in the Ravenclaw tower – ever since they were first years – Winn couldn’t come up to Alex’s dorm, but Alex could dash up to his.
Until Alex comes out, to themself and to their sister and to their girlfriend.
Because when they try to run up to his room on Quidditch morning – the first Quidditch morning that will see a nonbinary Beater take to the pitch for Ravenclaw – the stairs don’t quite turn into a slide. But they don’t quite stay stairs, either.
Alex yelps as the staircase yields oddly under their feet. They yelp so loudly that Winn pokes his head out of his door, his bed hair wild and sticking up all around his ears.
“Alright there, Danvers?” he calls down, and they grin up at him.
“The castle knows,” they tell him, voice incredulous, voice appreciative, voice low and shocked and almost reverent.
“The spell. Whatever spell the founders put on the dorm staircases. Maggie’s right – they were heteronormative as all hell. Look.”
Alex jumps down off the staircase, backwards, and the stairs morph back into well-defined steps.
“The founders must have created a spell to separate the dorms by genders, not by sexualities, right? Because they assumed everyone would be straight. That’s why you can go to the boys’ dorm even though you like boys, and you can’t go to the girls’ dorm, because you are a boy. But me?”
Alex leaps back onto the staircase and they grin victoriously as the stairs get softer, get shinier, get both harder and easier to step on.
“It doesn’t stay stairs anymore, because I’m not a girl! But it doesn’t completely turn into a slide, because I’m not a boy, either!”
They dash to the other side of the tower, to the girls’ dorm staircase. The same thing happens – they hadn’t noticed trudging down this morning – and they let out a loud whoop.
“The castle’s using that stupid damn spell to validate my gender, Winn!” They leap down again and meet Winn’s grinning face in the middle of the common room.
“The castle supports the queers!” Winn and Alex whisper together conspiratorially, grasping each other’s hands.
“Come on, Schott, we have to tell Maggie!”
“But my hair – “ he yelps, and Alex whips out their wand and Winn’s hair instantly settles into place. He puts his hands on his head gingerly and nods.
“What are friends for?” they shrug, and they toss their arms around each other as they race out of the dorm in search of Alex’s girlfriend, in search of breakfast, and in search of a brilliant Saturday morning.
so um ummmmmmm i just came out to my mom and i cannot even express how relieved i feel right now, i didnt expect this to happen already…. i was so sure this day would never come but had to come eventually…i just……….. i’ve worried about this shit for soooooo long i’ve been depressed for so long because of this. all my plans for the future was always about how to come out to my parents and now its out…… i had prepared so much and planned so much for when i finally find a way and a good time to tell them but instead my mom just asks me “do you want to be a boy or a girl” and i just told her everything………….i still can’t believe this is my life now… she was so understanding, she just listened to me when i explained certain things im
Bubblegum will never not be annoyed that Zigzag is so much taller than her lmao
I’VE WANTED TO DRAW THESE TWO TOGETHER FOR…. A LONG WHILE NOW. I mean, I’ve done it before, but now that they’ve actually interacted I have a BETTER GRIP ON IT I THINK. They’re just…. They’re cute ok…..
[Zigzag belongs to @alainaprana!!] [Bubblegum belongs to me!!]
naruto and sasuke leave the village together. sasuke says he doesn’t know if he can ever really be happy in the village that allowed the destruction of his clan. naruto vows to stay by sasuke’s side no matter where that may take him. naruto still visits his friends when they’re in the area and keeps in contact with everyone and tells them all about his adventures with sasuke and all the new friends he’s made along the way.
kakashi is blind and tired after the war and tsunade still has plenty of good years left so tsunade remains hokage and kakashi leaves to travel the world with guy.
sakura runs konoha’s hospital with an iron fist and works tirelessly to enact tsunade’s plan of training medical ninjas and placing one on each team. she is a legend among konoha’s young girls.
ino works directly under sakura at the hospital. her world renowned garden of medicinal plants earns her a lot of respect.
shikamaru becomes hokage. he’s honestly the only one who’s suited for politics. he sees it more of a job than an honor but he doesn’t trust anyone else to do it and the townspeople actually admire the work he does.
choji takes over for iruka and teaches at the academy. he frequently visits shikamaru in the hokage’s office for lunch dates.
neji is made head of the hyuga clan with hinata and hanabi working closely at his side. the three work to right the wrongs done to the side branch and usher in a new era for the next generation of hyuga.
tenten travels the world in search of legendary weapons. sometimes she goes alone, sometimes she brings lee and neji with her. included in her collection are the seven swordsmen’s swords. suigetsu hates her.
lee remains a more traditional shinobi and takes on a team of his own. he also works closely with choji and makes it his mission to help any child in the academy who isn’t particularly skilled in ninjutsu or genjustsu.
In Elementary school Ciel fell in love with Lizzy. It was an adorable, innocent love. They would do their homework together, play house, and hug, thinking that was a really adult thing to do.
Then Vincent got a job in another city and the Phantomhives had to move. Ciel tried everything to avoid this. He cried and pled that they wouldn’t have to move but his parents made him anyway. They tried to comfort Ciel about leaving Lizzy. They told him he was still young and a lot of things could happen but Ciel didn’t want anything to happen. He wanted to stay with his beloved Lizzy. Rachel told him he could write her letters to stay in contact and thus, under tears, the two had to say goodbye.
And as it is with long-distance-relationships, it doesn’t usually work. Ciel and Lizzy lost sight of each other but every day without her hurt Ciel’s soul deeply. He turned out to be a rather grumpy teen. He rarely had any friends but the friends he had were good ones. Despite his behaviour he was well popular but he never went out with anyone. This went well until his mother heard of his popularity. One day she asked Ciel why he wouldn’t date anyone. Trying to dodge the question Ciel told her he just wasn’t interested. But being the mom she was Rachel dug deeper. And completely annoyed Ciel told her he didn’t want to date anyone because he hadn’t forgotten about Lizzy yet. For a moment Rachel was speachless. She just barely remembered the little girl her son has had a crush on all those years ago. And then it escalated. She looked at her son and told him to stop holding onto a memory that has passed. She told him to move on. With a good intention, she didn’t know how strong this “little crush” really had been, but for Ciel it was a real blow. His mother had told him his love for Lizzy was lost in time, she had declared his feelings hopeless, and it gotten him hopeless.
And so Ciel started dating people. He wouldn’t listen to his dates talking, he didn’t bother to hide his desinterest. When somebody would try to hold his hand he’d rip it loose again. Once they’d try to kiss him he’d forcefully push them away. He was breaking on the inside. Every day he had to force himself to pretend he had passed on a little more.
His friends got worried for him, asking him why he agreed to go out with everyone if he was only gonna push them away. And Ciel told them it was to please his parents. And that evening Rachel and Vincent Phantomhive received a call from Ciel’s best friend Soma who felt he had to do something to help his friend. And both were shocked, Rachel on the verge of tears. Neither of them had ever wanted for this to happen. They hed never intended to put so much emotional pressure on their beloved son. They immediately went to apologize to Ciel. They hugged him, they would pet his head, tell him everything was going to be alright, and that he shouldn’t have forced himself to do things he didn’t want to do. He didn’t have to date people he didn’t like just to make them happy.
After this Ciel stopped forcing himself. He was a grumpy but other than that emotionally healthy teen. His parents were still a little bit worried that after almost a decade their son was still so dedicated to a childhood crush. But they had seen where to much critizism lead so they decided to just stay by his side and watch over him. They’d ask how he was more often, meddled a little bit more in his life. Ciel, of course, appreciated the love his parents showed him, but he was a teenager and one with a reputiation on top of that. He wouldn’t tell them. Also, they were rather annoying.
Then came the time Ciel went to collage. He therefore moved to a whole different town yet again. Rachel and Vincent were extremely proud, yet torn. After all they had to let their only son leave the nest. Ciel on the other hand was ready for a new challange and he hoped it would be a good one. And in his very first course in collage he encountered a moment that would make his heart stop beating. That very moment when he accidentally happened to run into Elizabeth Ethel Cordelia Midford. Neither of them could believe their eyes but they recognized each other in a heartbeat. Their presence felt so close, so intimate, it was awkward for them both, having such intense feelings for someone they had last seen about a decade ago. Her smile had become a lot more beautiful he felt, and he had, sometime in the last ten years, become one hell of a blushy mess. But they were together and they got to know each other once again.
Vincent and Rachel were fairly surprised when they heard their son was in a relationship with his childhood love again. They were worried they’d both still cling onto the memory of each other. But as they met the young couple in person their doubts disappeared. They didn’t think they had ever seen Ciel act like this before. Not even in his childhood he had a glow like that and for some reason their sweet and slightly awkward interactions were soothing to watch. They were close, not in a corney tennage drama way, but in an adult way, speaking to each other freely, agreeing, disagreeing, being a team. And on the next class reunion, with classmates and friends, Soma was very pleased to be able to announce that Ciel Phantomhive was finally engaged, to the love of his life.
Because they need so much more love and attention tbh
These are all post-movie.
They finally go on an actual date without getting interrupted. They have pizza and go roller skating and play mini golf and play 2-player games at the arcade and have one heck of a good time.
Bridget tells him that “she likes his back”, and it actually works as a compliment even without Branch telling her mushy stuff to say. Gristle is easy to please.
Bridget grows her hair out, doesn’t end up looking EXACTLY like she did as Lady Glittersparkle but she loves her long hair anyway~
Living her whole life in poverty, Bridget never really had an actual full meal. So the first time she actually gets to eat as a host at the castle, she eats SO MUCH. She just keeps going and the servants are like lowkey scared of her and Gristle is just watching her in adoration like “isn’t she beautiful?”
They actually have to remind him that his meal is getting cold and he should probably start eating before his lovely guest eats his portion too
They become the most disgustingly sweet couple EVER. They’re that kind of couple who gives each other cheesy pet names and is constantly complimenting each other (especially Gristle, he’s ALWAYS gushing over his gf) and making out in public and please, stop
Bridget is still Poppy’s bff and they’re super supportive of each other, also they regularly have tea meet ups to talk about recent events and how being a queen can be p stressing etc. Also sometimes Suki, Satin and Chenille come over to gossip and it becomes a sleepover.
oh also consider how Branch probably takes a while to fully trust the Bergens, and for a long time the only Bergen he can talk to without being on edge is Bridget. So he basically just tells her or Poppy everything he wants to say to Gristle bc he still doesn’t feel like talking to him personally.
Branch and Bridget are actually good friends and hang out sometimes and it’s so weird for everyone else but it actually makes sense, considering how much they have in common.
Hey, I'm no binary but I haven't told anybody yet... I've been dating my girlfriend for a year and a half now and we are getting ready to move in together... Should I tell her? If so how... I want her to know I just don't know how and I'm scared she'll leave I don't know what to do please help
You should tell your girlfriend. Good relationships are built on communication and your gender is part of who you are. You should be able to share that with anyone you’re dating. She might leave you and in the long run, that’s better for you. That means that you get out of a relationship which could potentially be harmful if she disrespected your gender or made you go back into the closet about it.
Here is a general coming out script:
There is something you need to know about me. My gender isn’t [whatever gender she thinks you are], it’s [your gender]. This means [explain your gender experience here]. I would like you to use [your pronouns if you’re changing pronouns] and [your name, if you’re changing your name] for me [in [situations in which you’re comfortable being out]/to [people you are out to]]. I understand if you need to ask questions about this and I have resources for you if you still don’t understand. [check our resources page for things you can link to her]
Oh! Do you headcannon that Tobirama has more red tattoos than the ones on his face, too? Because I can TOTALLY see that! It's a concept I've been wanting to play with for a while now and I'm so happy to see it with someone else! :D Also, Madara, get dat booty lol
My dear, you don’t know what Pandora’s box you have just opened. Because after @redhothollyberries had seen the drawing she went “you have ad headcanon for those? “ … not really?” “then WHY NOT …?” and here we are, those tattoo have an headcanon and is a long one, so get ready! (And say thanks to her because she wrote all of ours … ideas? Angsty brainstorming? In English, my “fancy” use of the language is going to stop here!)
Tobirama wasn’t always that OP. He was damn smart, but he wasn’t strong the way Hashirama was. He was quick, but weak when compared to his brother. Also, his albinism made him too sensitive to midday light and he was often sick.
When Hashirama discovered his mokuton, Tobirama felt left behind. He couldn’t help his brother, couldn’t protect him, if he couldn’t even keep up with him. So he started researching for way to make himself better. The stories said that the Uzumaki used fuinjutsu to change their bodies - why couldn’t he? He asked to be allowed to study with the Uzumaki, both he was denied - so he started studying on his own, making it up as it went.
The first thing he corrected were his eyes (the diagonal lines under each eyes), that neutralized his sunlight handicap. He was 13.
Next, he went about augmenting his speed and agility - the bands on his ankles and wrists. That fuinjutsu helped him channel his chakra in a more minute way than it naturally would. The bands around his ring fingers helped him control better his jutsu.
But he soon discovered they weren’t really effective: they were too chakra consuming. Those seals directed the chakra better, true, but they needed a lot and Tobirama didn’t have his brother’s reserves. So he came up with the spirals wrapping around his legs and arms (ankles, thighs, wrists and biceps): pieces of fuinjutsu that act like a battery, sapping at the chakra his body produce and storing it (the longer the spiral, the more chakra stored). With enough days of charge, he can have as much if not more chakra than his brother. This both supports his speed-enhancing seals and his suiton affinity.
Then, when he’s 15, he goes further. He’ s sick of being ill so often, so he creates a seal that fortifies his immune system, so that he won’t catch any more bugs (the seals on his chest and lower abdomen). Thing is, he doesn’t realize these new seals tap in the same chakra pathways the battery seals do. That means that when he’s off duty is immune system does work better - but when he releases the battery seals and floods his body with chakra, he overcharges the anti-illness seals and his immune system starts attacking his own body.
It takes months of usage before he realizes he’s ill - something he can’t cure because nobody realizes what’s happening. He suspects his seals to be the culprit, but he doesn’t know why or how. So he hides it - until he can’t hide it anymore and collapses. Touka and Hashirama are out of their minds with worry. They had never liked those seals.
Hashirama kidnaps Tobirama and runs to the Uzumaki. (@redhothollyberries is going to reblog this with a drabble, look out for it!)
There, he begs for them to save his brother. The Uzumaki are jealous of their medicine and fuinjutsu secrets, and would let Tobirama die - if it wasn’t for the daughter of the Clanhead, Mito, who isn’t about to let a boy die if she can help it. She’s cunning and smart, and persuades her father that it would be in their favour to have the Senju in their debt.
Hashirama agrees to whatever they might ask him, just please, save his brother. So the Senju ask for the Mokuton - they are a Clan of hotheads who want to make themselves better so of course they would be interested in it. They want to experiment on the Mokuton. Hashirama agrees on both giving them tissue samples and to taking an Uzumaki wife - with the catch that any mokuton child would be given to the Uzumaki.
Mito and the best of the clan save Tobirama, correcting the seals and adding the design going over the shoulders. In the meantime, Mito and Hashirama fall in love - later, Mito will persuade her father to marry her to Hashirama, and to make the treaty into a real alliance between the two clans.
When Mito eventually moves in with the Senju, she and Tobirama become best of friends. She teaches him what she knows of fuinjutsu, and helps him complete the set of seals: one on his back and around his neck to widen his chakra sensing range, and one on his chin to neutralize any poison.
And that, people, is how Tobirama becomes OP.
And some character reference!
Ps: I asked for porn! But she was more interested on the “Fuuinjustu!” stuff *pout*