Genji- laughs aloud at your response but leaves you on read if he has nothing to add. Doesn’t see an issue with this.
Doomfist- rarely and only when he’s got something important to say. Generally prefers to FaceTime. When he does text, it’s clear and to the point.
McCree- “I’m ur huckleberry 😘🤠 lol. Sent from my iPhone”
Pharah- Promptly and with perfect grammar. When she is sarcastic, people worry she is being serious and that they’ve angered her.
Reaper- if you had plans at 6:00 and you’re one minute late, instead of waiting a few minutes or texting you “ETA?” he just sends an angry selfie with the place you’re supposed to meet in the background and the Snapchat overlay reading “6:01” over it
Soldier: 76- still somehow has a phone plan where texts cost 15 cents apiece. Left you a voicemail that you definitely didn’t listen to. Gets mad when nobody listens to his voicemails. When someone suggests he get a phone plan with unlimited texting, he goes on a rant about how he doesn’t need it and people should just check their voicemails more often
Sombra: screenshots every conversation just in case. Half of her messages are screenshots of other messages. Nobody can reach her unless she wants to be reached because all of her messages always come from a different number.
Tracer- often sends one-word texts that require the recipient to call her for clarification. For example: “Beatles?? 😰”
Bastion- texts exclusively in emoji
Hanzo- similar to Genji but he just sends back “lol” as an acknowledgement that he has received and read the text, regardless of the appropriate tone.
Junkrat- phone is broken, has no one to text. If someone needs to contact him they do it through Roadhog.
Widowmaker- lurks in the Talon group text. Responds only when she has something to say. If she’s got a problem with you she’ll send you a vague but menacing “we need to talk” message and then switch off her phone for 14 hours so that by the time she follows up you’ve had several panic attacks and are willing to do whatever she says to avoid being in trouble. Do not be friends with Widowmaker.
Mei- double texts but is anxious about double texting. If you send her something that made you think of her she’ll respond along the lines of “awh!! cute!! 😊 thank you so much for sharing this!!”
Torbjörn- his last 30 texts are a back and forth with his wife. “On my way home. Do we need anything from the store?” “Nope.”
D.Va- sometimes gets distracted and forgets to text people back, but when she is texting, she hits “send” about 14 times before she finishes a complete thought. A series of texts from D.Va might start out “Okay” “So” “I’ve got to tell you” “did I mention what my dad said today?”
Orisa- you know that one person in the group chat who’s younger than everyone else? That’s Orisa
Reinhardt- all caps all the time. He will send you a meme followed by “HAHAHAHAHA” and then sign it “REINHARDT WILHELM”
Roadhog- sends menacing and unclear texts like “meet me in front of target in 30 minutes. we will leave without you.” which doesn’t really tell you whether he’s threatening to leave without you if you’re late or informing you that he will not be giving you a ride home from target and you should arrange your own transportation.
Winston- sends you links to 9-minute videos on YouTube
Zarya- sends context-free nonsense like “hey everyone settle a debate which finger would you choose to lose if you had to choose one finger?” and if people ask her “what the hell” she responds “))))”
Ana- sends Fareeha a cartoon where the little cartoon lady is rolling her eyes and saying “don’t even LOOK at me until I’ve had my morning coffee!!” and captions it “made me think of you!! xxx your mother Ana Amari”
Lucio- this is who D.Va was texting with earlier, and he’s very responsive to everyone’s stories. He also owns that Jackbox party game and regularly invites everyone to play. It’s always fun. A group chat with Lucio is always very active.
Mercy- incredibly passive aggressive. Refuses to engage in a text conversation unless the other person initiated it and therefore never really texts.
Symmetra- prefers texting to talking. Never makes a typo. Will respond to a text with “K.” and doesn’t always realize this comes across as “I am upset with you,” which was not her intent.
Zenyatta- this is the guy you text for advice or to vent. He’s 100% in your corner, he never takes the stranger’s side, and if you start out “ugh you’re not gonna believe what happened,” he’ll respond “👀”
Heyo! I got asked if I could make a tutorial on digital painting so I’m gonna throw together some advice meant for people who are starting out and want to figure out exactly how this stuff all works. Because it’s hard! What I hope to accomplish here is to make painting more approachable for you.
For those of you who don’t wanna bother reading that, here are the main points:
1. Learn your program and its tools, from brush properties to layer styles. And I mean learn them. Make a cheatsheet that shows you exactly what each button and scale does, both in isolation and in conjunction with other buttons and scales. Refer to this as much as possible until it is intuitive. The end goal is to know exactly what to do to your brush’s settings to achieve a given effect.
2. It’s perfectly okay to use your sketches, linearts, and other forms of line in your paintings. They can help guide the form and there’s no need to make something fully “lineless”! I never make things “lineless.”
3. Study other people’s art and try to think how they could have possibly achieved the effects they did. You can learn a lot just by observing and mentally recreating the process stroke by stroke—muscle memory is a powerful tool at your disposal. This becomes easier to do once you’ve started doing item 1 above.
So where the heck do you even begin?
What I’m gonna do is try to make digital painting as approachable as possible for someone who’s never really done it. The main idea here is that digital painting is just like real painting. So if you’ve ever done real painting, you already kinda know what’s coming.
I’m gonna assume you know the basics of digital art: you can sketch, line those sketches using layers and opacity changes, and fill the lines with color, maybe even opting to add some shading…and you’ll get something like this:
You know, cell-shaded, or maybe the shading’s blended, but you’ve still obviously a line drawing with color put down on layers beneath the lines.
The next intuitive step is to try going “lineless”…but when you remove the lines you get this:
idk about you but I’m laughing at how stupid this looks
When I was first teaching myself to paint digitally, I didn’t really know how to deal with this. Without lines, the form of the subject vanished or became a mess like the above. Even if I was meticulous and careful about placing down the color such that without the lines layer turned on, the shapes fit together, it didn’t look quite right. There’d be gaps, I wouldn’t know how to incorporate the subject into a background, the contrast wouldn’t be high enough, or it’d just in general look too much like a screenshot from Super Mario 64.
Painting requires a different process than the above. You’ll have to let go of some of your habits and conventions. Such as staying in the lines. Such as fully relying on the lines. Like, I love my lines, I love my sketches—but in painting, they are guides for form, and are not the form itself. So let me go through how I approach a given painting:
My painting process starts with a sketch (here a boring portrait for demonstrative purposes). I make the opacity of the sketch layer something like 30%, and then throw down my base colors on a new layer underneath. I’m not being meticulous about the sketch itself, because again it’s just meant to guide my placement of color. I’m also not meticulous about my placement of the color.
We’re essentially sketching with color. Because ultimately what we want is for the color to take on the form and shapes conveyed by the sketch.
There’s a lot going into this about how to use value, how to shade, how to use color, etc. that I’m kinda skipping over because it takes a lot of time to explain…but there are hundreds of tutorials out there on those topics so please, google around! I found some helpful tuts that way when I was starting out.
Something I find v useful is to keep selecting colors that already exist in your image for shading and hue adjustment. This is why I start with really blendy, low-opacity brushes when throwing down color on top of the background. I can then select colors within there that are a mix of the two.
For instance, I’ll select the color of the lines here:
…and use that to shade:
And maybe I’ll select one of the darker shades around his eye, but not the darkest, to make the shading a smoother gradient…and so on.
What I do in general at this point is go over the shapes and lines of the sketch. Such that I can turn off the sketch layer and see this:
I’m replacing the lines with shading and value. I’ll continue to do this as I keep adding color.
This is all super loose. I am not dedicated to any particular stroke. I just want the colors and shading and light source to be right. I’ll use overlay layers to boost contrast or add a hue.
Here are other examples where I used this process:
I am constantly changing brushes and brush settings as I paint. It really depends on what effect I want where. I am also constantly selecting new colors and applying or blending those in. I don’t believe in having some uniformly applied base color and then shading with only one or two…that’s what I’d do if I was cell-shading like the first drawing I showed you here, but painting should be about messing with color and opacity and blending to make millions of hues!
Good rule of thumb: Hard, opaque brushes for applying color. Soft, dilute brushes for blending colors. Sometimes hard, dilute brushes can make some cool blending effects! I personally prefer harder edges on my shading so that’s a brush I use often.
This is getting a bit long so I’m gonna split it up into multiple parts, but really what I want you to get from this is:
1. learn the tools at your disposal until they are intuitive
2. sketch and line are guides for form, not the form itself
3. rather, hue and value will produce the form
And of course, practice makes perfect!!! Every drawing you make, every painting you make, will bring you one step closer to the artist you want to be, and thus every drawing and every painting, no matter what, is a success.
-Slayed at the gaon chart award show with a solo dance
-Paris vacation/date with suho
-Got called best dressed man at a Louis Vuiton catwalk and then proceeded to spend the next day walking around Paris with a hood, baseball cap and a cowboy hat on his head all at one time
-Revealed his bed time snuggle routine with Suho, no shame attached
-Was supposed to debut as an Actor Oh in February, but didn’t…
-Was supposed to debut as an Actor Oh in March, but didn’t…
-Got an award for being himself (popularity award)
-Was supposed to debut as an Actor Oh in April, but didn’t…(NoT EvEn a FRackin TraIleR)
-Waved to a tablet instead of the camera, tried to play it cool by continuing to do so
-Posted about his big chilli… 0.0
-Got 15 points on a drawing game while everyone else got over 100 (he drew love hearts and wrote ‘I’m sorry’ for everything and still couldn’t accept being last)
-Howled because of sour pickles
-Members accuse him of being the prime suspect when food goes missing in the fridge, he agrees
-Used binoculars the wrong way round and couldn’t understand why he couldn’t see (Suho to the rescue and an embarrassed osh as a result)
-Gets driven around by big brother chanyeol
-CAN SING (might as well be in exo’s vocal line)
-Biyak Biyak 4 lyfe
-Rubbed his head on a random guy’s stomach (who looks like he’s his sugar daddy)
-Made suho sad because he didn’t go to a premier with him, but went to a festival with Chanyeol and guy whose stomach he rubbed his head on
-Danced (????) at said music festival. By dance I mean chicken fingers at the crowd wtf @ exo’s main dancer
-Can ya tell iv given up on the debut of Actor Oh
-Graced his instagram with such artistic pictures of rice, spoons and cereal
-Only one ft BoA returns
-KING OF SPOILERS sehun the cereal rice (kokobop) poster
-KING OF SPOILERS PT2 dancing the dance with kai can you all please stop this isn’t good for me
-Comments ‘is this exo’s official account?’ On exo’s official account
-“What did you do in preperation for this album?” “Loyalty”
-Passionately talked about eel reproduction
-“Favorite fruit?” “Water with ice”
-Gave flowers to the members because he’s their cute baby omfh (it was a punishment but same thing)
-*gives Kai a rose* “it fits you, you’re sexy and dark red suits you”
-Baekhyun confirms Sehuns big DIACK
-“Sehun has absolutely no interest I’m women. How do I know? Sehunnie said he has no interest in women”- Baekhyun
-Bragged about a really good noodle place, took 30+ people to eat and payed for them- but the food was disappointing
-“Say something to the EXO-L for their birthday” *sehun claps*
-*brags about his dog at every chance he gets, literal protective father to vivi* “I am a cat person”
-EXOTOURAGRAM AKA SEHO AND FRIENDS
-“We’ve been roommates for 6 years I want to cross the line”
-“I’ve arrived!” \(-°o°-)/
-Date in NYC with suho (ft the third wheel JD)
-Pulls out chair for suho
-“Its enough just to film me, suho’ s voice in the background is fine”
-Couldn’t believe that a waitress in NYC can’t speak Korean
-Theatre date with suho (ft the late third wheel JD)
-Kicks suho out of their room
-SBS power fm- more like 2 hours of sehun whinning and crying from embarrassment while suho laughs
-“I really like chocolate milk. I think it’s love”
-“Sehunnie is upset~ upset~ really really upset… huhuu” AEGAO KING WHAY
-“I’ve been having a hard time too. At times like this, we should all embrace each other. There’s something I always tell the members and that is to to ‘hug/embrace (me)’. Let’s cheer each other on, got it everyone? Cheer up always and yea, that’s it” and this is why we love our baby
-Sehun irl- “I love all my hyungs to the moon and back #se-rang-hai-yo”
Sehun in manwha- “who cares”
-LA date with suho
-“Let’s goo” \(^o^!)__
-Just sehun trying to control his face while riding the drift car
-King of being HOT, calm and panicking at the same time when their car stalled
-“The hardest time isn’t when we have a lot of schedule but when the members have different opinions (argue). It saddens me a lot”
-Me me da
-Fan- “do sehun and i have something in common?”
Sehun- “we’re human”
-Las Vegas date with suho
-Volunteers suho to go sky diving first like the little shit he is
-Wears a dress shirt and leather shoes to sky diving
-Acts like he isnt shitting himself on the zipwire
-Shamelessly wore nothing underneath an easily unzip-able hoodie
-“Who is the scariest hyung?” “All of them”
-Tries to prank suho by putting a sticker on him, fails misrebly and then loses the sticker
-White suit blue shirt
-Chanyeol saying Sehuns voice is so good he wants to produce him PLEs
-Teary eyed sehun as eXO WIN RHE PRIME MINISFERS AWARD WWKBDUDBDJ
-Hello councellor MC’s @ seho “stop touching eachother are you guys coming out right now?”
-Sehun @ LVTN
-Gets customised bags from LVTN
-Sehun @ Moncler (also makes the CEO come out just to take pictures with him we love a powerful man)
-Peace signs in his pockets when hes told not to do it
-Doesnt follow seungri back on insta because aesthetics
-Omfg okay elyxion antics begins here
-SHIRTLESS SEHUN IMDG THAT BOY JUST THREW OFF THAT JACKETS WTF I JUST GOT OUT OF WORK AND THATS THE FIRST THING I SEE ON INSTA WTF OMG MY HEART I DONT EVEN KNOW WHATS GOING ON YET BUT I SAW FOKKIN RIPPED SEHUN AND SHIT THATS JISTVTJE LIFE OMG THIS IS GONNA BE LIT
-Wrote and co produced his solo In At thE CONCERT COZ WE LOVE A TALENTED KING
-Lovingly strokes suhos face during touch it
-Comforts kai, upset because he made a mistske in his solo, during cmb
-Danced to ka-ching with CBX
-Suho “after our concert ended at midnight yesterday, sehun and i went back to our door and boiled 20 eggs. 2 adult men peeled them seriously and ate 10 eggs”
-Kisses baekhyuns neck
-Eats pizza at the concert after holding back for months, members happy give us one last chance at seeing THE ABS
-Went crazy and got chanyeol too drunk on his birthday
-Fansites “please dont crop our watermark we work really hard for these pictures”
-Cute instalive of him just trying on the filters and telling us not to be stressed and play
-SEHUN IN DEAR HAPPINES OMG GREY SEHUN IS DA BESTZ IN A THIN WHITE SHIRT OMG
-“OK!! goo” *pouts*
-“Hey dog, look at me~”
-“Cheese many manyyy”
-*is just standing there posing*
Photographer “youre cute”
-Didnt know it was just him, kai and baekhyun in the lightsaber mv
-“Sehunnie makes the most delicious soju” byun baekhyun
-Makes a personal training room in their dorm that can barely fit his own ass
-Supports suho at his musical despite both going through a tough time
-Struggles with the rudolph hat
-SINGING IN UNIVERSE YES DAS MA BETCH
-Subtly strokes suhos face on a national award show
-Make chanyeol kneel whenever he wants something from him. We love our king
-Curly haired solo on mbc gayo
-A beautiful family picture from Oh Sehun to end 2017
I had a lot of fun making this, just thought i needed to record sehuns never ending loveble antics etc
Feel free to add whatever else i missed
Hopefully he’ll just keep getting crazier next year too, and exo themselves will grow to be greatet and stronger
Highlights from AJ LoCascio and Neil Kaplan Let's Voltron Podcast
Neil and AJ praise the animation on this show
Neil sometimes gets so sucked into the series as he watches it on TV, he goes, “Oh yeah! I’m on it, too!”
Neil teases AJ by saying that one of the reasons why he enjoyed this season is that he enjoyed listening to AJ’s Lotor voice and can see why all of the fangirls love it. (AJ gets bashful at this part)
Neil loved seeing the scenes between him and AJ in context. AJ says the same thing.
AJ loves the interaction between Lotor and Zarkon since you get a sense that they both know the other is lying, so no one is fooling anyone. Seeing their relationship play out is so much for him to see
AJ says that Neil’s voice is awesome.
When AJ was 16, his mother kicked him out of the house. (He never gave a reason why his mother did that or went into detail outside of that.) He does claim it was a “blessing in disguise.” Because of that experience, AJ says that Lotor being ordered to killed on sight and seeking out the paladins may be a blessing in disguise, so Lotor can find who he truly is.
When asked if Lotor knows if Honerva is Haggar, AJ says he can’t give it away. But then he and Neil joke around about the answer some more, saying that it could all be a dream. (From what I can gather, that answer is a spoiler, so we could be getting some more insight about that down the line)
Zarkon isn’t ignoring Lotor after hearing about the comet. Zarkon dismissed Lotor at first, but now he knows about the ships, he’s putting an end to it any way possible.
Lotor might use the comet as a bargaining chip for the paladins
If Lotor was a paladin, he would be the Purple Paladin and be Voltron’s hat
When asked about what got in between Zarkon and Lotor, AJ and Neil joke that Lotor used “clackers” and Lotor listened to a lot of emo music
Neil thinks Zarkon should take a vacation in order to reassess about how he’s gonna go after Voltron and that he’s doing too much himself thanks to his generals letting him down
Zarkon would remove Lotor with puppets (I think Neil’s joking about this…?)
Unfortunately, the show is such a well oiled machine, so Neil and AJ haven’t talked with each other outside of saying lines in the booth as much they would like. If that was the case, Neil is sure that he would be picking up as much VAing knowledge as visa versa
The only thing that Neil taught AJ is, “Don’t eat all of the sandwiches from Portos.”(Neil explains that’s a bakery near their workplace)
The only way for Zarkon to accept Lotor is if he delivered Voltron to him
If they were in an RPG, Lotor would be an elf and Zarkon would be a tank or a wizard
When AJ saw the part where Lotor dislocates his shoulders for the first time when he was recording that part, he screamed.
The reason why Lotor is able to do that is likely due to mixed genetics and the fact that he was in a life and death situation, not really caring that he was hurt
Lotor isn’t that bothered by Zarkon training Sendak now, but he was when he was little
AJ once whacked his head on the Blue Lion (There’s life-sized models of the lions in the studio)
There was a time where Neil was with all of the major VAs in the booth and went, “Oh that’s who you are.” He can’t go into detail outside of that. (So, what caused that is a spoiler, pretty much. Maybe Zarkon interacts with the paladins in the future?)
Neil is more musically inclined since he did musical theater, but AJ can play the harmonica
AJ thinks Zarkon and Lotor’s relationship like Loki and Odin’s from the MCU along with Ozai and Zuko/Azula from Avatar.
Neil thinks their like Henry and Christian from Moulin Rouge, Mario and Luigi from The Super Mario Brothers Movie (They were father and son in that movie unlike the games…at least that’s what I got from online reviews of that movie) and Eddie and Roger Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit along with some characters from Lion in Winter (Not sure which ones since he listed off some actors instead of characters)
Lotor’s favourite holiday is Halloween since he would love scaring everybody at a haunted house in his home. (As a side note, someone needs to make a modern AU about this)
Neil also added, “Lotor also loves Halloween so he can dress up as Pidge–his favourite paladin.”
Zarkon’s favourite holiday would be Thanksgiving
Zarkon’s favourite food at Thanksgiving would be the Quintessence Stuffing and onion rings.
Lotor never gave his dad a “Number One Dad” mug
AJ used to watch Leave it to Beaver a lot as a child
Zarkon is a smooth jazz kinda guy
The one thing Lotor and Zarkon can agree on is that Jazz is better then Death Metal
AJ would’ve added the “Most Annoying Sound in the World” from Dumb and Dumber when Lotor dislocated his shoulders
Neil would love to add a clown horn into the show if he could add a goofy sound effect
Neil sang a song on air and unfortunately AJ didn’t
Galra teens in the empire would say, “Vrepit sa, dude!” according to them
Lotor would get along with Keith and Allura the best since they have similar backgrounds.
AJ added, “Kimberly and I get along very well, so art might intimate life.”
Neil thinks Lotor and Keith will get along the best.
AJ agreed, saying that Keith may bring out the good in Lotor and ground him.
AJ teases that Hunk could bring out the more “human” side of Lotor and food brings everyone together.
Neil thinks Lotor’s ex generals would make for an awesome girl band
Neil thinks that the Galra Empire doesn’t get enough credit for being inclusive towards women
The arena set up isn’t staged on Lotor’s part. He really is that good of a method actor
Lotor and Zarkon would dress up as two characters from Twins, Harry Potter and Voldemort or Gimly and Legolas if they were forced to do a group costume
There were probably some other points I’ve missed, but those were the major ones I caught on to…
I don’t know what this is, it’s not going anywhere. It was just a thought I had after last night and that delightful little tidbit about Julius. This is entirely predictable, sorry.
It’s not until the third time that Grog goes to the brothel in Whitestone that the Madam who runs the house pulls him aside as he’s leaving.
“I paid up, I know I did,” Grog says immediately. “She counted it out for me and everything.”
The Madam - gray hair but not old enough for it to be anything but just the way most of the adult Whitestone residents are - laughs at him. “You’re fine, lad. You treat my girls right and you pay well. I’m not turning you away. I just had a question for you.”
Skid on my lawn and harass my family? Hope your job security is good.
Bit of background: (long story, tl;dr at the end)
I have known the people that committed these actions for quite a while. Some of them were good friends, some I had no beef with at all. Then they went rogue for no apparent reason.
Anyway, this happened a month ago and it progressed ever since. My family and I live in a rather quiet neighbour hood and like to mind our business. There are a few selfish individuals who live in my town who enjoy to harass people, do drugs and generally get up to no good. The main ringleader is a person I went to school with, he left a few years ago to go to a military school for whatever reason I wouldn’t know. Let’s call him degenerate.
BTS REACTION - ARGUING AND MAKING UP (CLEAN VERSION)
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WARNING - ANGST AND LANGUAGE (not too much swearing though)
I’m open to requests!
- KIM SEOKJIN -
Work had been stressing you out so much lately, you had too much work and not enough time. Jin thought you were over working yourself, and you did sometimes but you had to get this work done today, otherwise you would be screwed. “Jagi, you have been working on that since I left for rehearsal this morning” he stated. “Don’t you think you should take a break? Even if it’s for five minutes?”. You were too zoned in on completing your task that you weren’t paying attention to the kind words he was speaking. It all sounded like one big buzz of a background noise, and you needed silence to work. “Baby” he continued. “Are you gonna answer me? I really think you should st-”.
Before he could continue, you snapped. “Jin, stop. Can’t you see that I’m trying to work here?!” You yelled, catching him off-guard. “I cannot work with you standing behind my shoulder telling me what I should and should not be doing!”. “Just leave me Jin. I don’t need this right now. I don’t need you right now”. He nodded, sadness growing on his face before he turned around and closed the bedroom door behind him. You instantly felt guilt, realising what you had done.You knew there was no point in going after him just quite yet. He was probably pissed off at you for saying you don’t need him. It isn’t true, you need him more than anything and anyone. You broke down in your room, disgusted at your actions and hating yourself for the cruel words you had said to the best boyfriend you could ever ask for.
You stayed in your room for another half an hour, just long enough so you could cool down and hopefully Jin too. You took a deep breath and opened the bedroom door, ready to apologise to Jin. You were surprised to see Jin sitting on the floor outside your bedroom, with his back to the wall. His eyes were puffy. He had clearly been crying.
He got ready to stand up, but you crouched down instead. Jagi-” He started, but you refused to let him finish. Often when you and Jin argued, he was the one to apolgise. He always felt guilty, even if it wasn’t his fault. But you weren’t going to let him apologise today. “Jinnie, I am so sorry” You begun, tears already rolling down your cheeks. “I never meant to hurt you. I’m just stressed, and I know that’s not an excuse to say those nasty words to you but the stress had just been building up and I really needed to just let it all out”. “It’s okay princess” he responded calmly, wiping a tear away from your cheek with his thumb. “No it’s not. I told you that I didn’t need you. But I need you more than anyone and anything Jin. Your the person that constantly cheers me up, the person who tells me to keep going when I feel like giving up and the person who goes out of their way everyday to make sure that I’m happy. You deserve more than me” You rambled. At this point you were a crying mess.
He brought you in for a tight embrace, running his fingers through your hair while attempting to calm you down. “Y/N. It’s okay. You made up for all your mean words with all those kind ones. I know you need me, and you know that I need you. I don’t mind if you take your stress out on me, as long as it means you aren’t letting it build up inside”. You looked at him in awe, how did you end up with this man?
“I love you so much Kim Seokjin”.
“We’re always stronger after these fights, remember that. They aren’t a bad thing”.
- MIN YOONGI -
You frequently felt insecure about yourself and Suga found it hard to understand why you didn’t see yourself as the beautiful girl that he did. You were having one of those days. You and Suga were meant to be going on a date night, but everything you tried on looked horrible.
He walked into your shared bedroom to be greeted by you huffing and puffing about what to wear. “Suga, I feel ugly in everything I try on”. You expected to be reassured that you looked great in his eyes, and that’s all that matters. However, instead you got an ear full.
“Really Y/N? Again? Seriously sometimes I think you like to pretend to be this way just to get my attention”. You were taken back. Where the hell did that come from?. “Are you serious? If I wanted your attention, I would ask for a simple hug or a kiss” You folded your arms. “Do you think this is a joke Suga? Why the hell would I pretend that I don’t feel great about myself when I could wear a tight dress and feel like the most confident girl in the world?”. “You know what, forget the date night. I don’t want to see your face”. You made your way towards the front door, not entirely sure yourself where you were headed. “You know, out of everyone, I thought you would understand the most”
You were aware that Suga was often very cold towards you. You knew it was just part of his personality, but you couldn’t help being hurt by it. It often felt like he didn’t care.
A few hours later you had returned home. You had been walking around the city alone and freezing. You made your way to the shower to warm yourself up before Suga heard you. “You’re home. I didn’t think you were going to come back for me”. You tutted “I didn’t come back for you, I came back because I was freezing”. He rushed over to you, tears visible in his eyes. “Have you been walking around this entire time?”. You nodded. “Oh god” He responded before leaving the bathroom.
20 minutes later you heard the front door close, making you jump. Did Suga go out? You made your way to the front door to see your boyfriend drenched as it had been raining with flowers in one hand, and chocolates in the other. You sighed at the sight, taking the gifts from him. You wrapped your arms around his neck, hugging him tightly. “Please think about what you say next time, that really hurt”
“I promise. I will never hurt you again. Please forgive me”
- JUNG HOSEOK -
You were out celebrating another successful year for BTS with all of the boys, staff members at BigHit and loved ones. Since it was a big party, you expected Hope to be somewhat intoxicated, but you didn’t think he would be this wasted.
At around 3am, you finally convinced him to go home with you. He was acting like a big baby, and you couldn’t deny that it pissed you off that he allowed himself to get into this state. But it was his night, therefore you kept your mouth shut. He was constantly being sick, he ran around the house for what felt like hours and said some pretty hurtful things towards you. You knew he was drunk, but it still hurt to hear it.
You woke up the next morning, obviously since he was dying in bed. Even though you were mad, you made sure to leave a pint glass of water and some tablets beside his side of the bed. You tried to be out of the house as long as possible, not wanting to see Hope yet. Throughout the day he was texting you, asking where you where and how long you would be.
You arrived back at home at 9pm, being out of the house all day. You needed the space though. Hope was stood in the kitchen cooking some food. “Where have you been all day?” He questioned. “Ran some errands and saw some friends” you replied, fairly bluntly. “Oh, right. God, my head has not stopped hurting all day. I must have been wasted. How the hell did I even manage to get home? Were you not drunk too? Wow, what a blast” He laughed. Your face was expressionless which grabbed his attention. “You ok?” he asked, mouth full of food.
You sighed. “Actually you know what, no I’m not. You want to know how you got home last night? I practically carried your ass from the venue all the way home. You want to know why the house smells of bleach? I cleaned up your sick up god knows how many times while you ran around, making yourself sick some more. I ran after you for hours, only to be told that I was unreliable, that I didn’t care for you and that you’ve seen prettier girls than me. I went to bed at 5am only to wake up at 8am to leave the house to avoid confronting you. Remember that glass of cold water and pack of tablets that were on your bedside table this morning? They didn’t magically appear there. I put them there! Me, you know the unreliable, ugly non-caring girlfriend that I am”. You could finally breathe. You had kept that in all day. You felt unfair, you wanted him to have a good night and finally have some proper fun but god he pissed you off.
“Jagi, I really said those things?”. You nodded, tears now forming in your eyes. “I promise I didn’t mean any of those things. I was wasted, and I know that that’s a pathetic excuse. You’re the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen, you had the personality and the looks of an actual goddess and I know how much you care for me. I swear on my life, I love you and I appreciate every single little thing you do”
“Can I hug you now?”
- KIM NAMJOON -
RM had a temper, you knew that. He became stressed often due to work, when he had writers block or he couldn’t perfect a dance move.
He had the studio to himself today as he wanted to practice some of the routines before his rehearsal with the rest of the group. You were a dancer yourself, and have been since you were little and often you went down to the dance studio with him. You both helped each other with moves, and you even made up your own silly dances.
One of their new dances had been testing his patience. He thought that he’d never get it and perfect it. It frustrated him as all the other boys could do it already. You saw the anger in his face and decided to step in to help. “Here Joonie, just put your foot here”, you said as you guided his foot to the correct position. You continued explaining the move to him before finishing with “See the move itself is quite simple, its just trying to do it correctly on the beat that’s difficult. You can do it easily, try not to overthink. We can always slow the music down and then speed it up gradually as you get the hang of it” You smiled.
“Simple? Simple?!. The move is not simple Y/N, are you stupid? I’ve been struggling with this move for hours and then you waltz in here and tell me that it’s simple” he yelled. “Well, just because you can do it doesn’t mean it’s simple!”.
You didn’t even get a chance to open your mouth to respond before Namjoon had ran over to you, apolgising for what he had said. “Oh my god, please don’t take any of that to heart. I promise I didn’t mean it. I should be grateful. You have the patience of a saint with me” He chuckled softly.
“It’s okay” You smiled, aware that it was the stress talking and not him.
“Can you talk me through it one more time?”
- PARK JIMIN -
You and Jimin never argued. Before things got heated, you both preferred to have an adult conversation about whatever was bothering you as it always made you two feel better rather than screaming down each other’s throats.
Today was no exception. you had pulled Jimin away from his work to talk. He knew something was bothering you, he could see it on your face. You both sat on your shared bed, legs crossed and facing each other. “Yagi, what’s bothering you?” he asked, concerned about your feelings. “Do you think I’m good enough?” you asked. He made a small noise, clearly confused by your question. “Y/N, what are you talking about?”.
“Well, earlier on when we were in the coffee shop, the barista had clearly taken a liking to you. And I don’t blame her, you’re attractive and you have a bubbly personality which is what people find attractive. But I don’t know Chim, I’m not concerned about you cheating, it’s just sometimes your friendliness can be seen as flirtatious and I’m scared someone is going to make a move. And I’m worried that they will be better than me”.
“Y/N” He said softly. I want you, and only you. I’m sorry that I can come across as flirtatious, I swear it’s unintentional. If I wasn’t happy with you or our relationship, I would have left it 2 years go. You are the ONLY one I want baby”
“Now c’mere. We need to cuddle”
- KIM TAEHYUNG -
You had recently told Tae that he needs to be more careful with his money. Not because he was running out of it, but you were fully aware he wanted a big family in the future. You told him that if he wanted 3-5 kids you both had to be financially stable to be able to send them to college one day, to be able to give them equal amounts of love and to be able to go on family trips.
He knew you were right, and that’s why he went in a mood with you. He didn’t like being wrong. One of the reasons he loved you was because he admired how you handled your money. He liked that when he gave you some money to spend, you didn’t spend it or you would be a necessity that you both needed.
You weren’t going to apolgise to him, you hadn’t done anything wrong. You knew that he would come around eventually and apolgise for calling you dramatic, so you weren’t too affected by the situation.
The conversation between you two took place two nights ago. He was going to be away for a week as he was visiting another city with Jimin as a small trip. At 11pm, you got a facetime call from Tae. You weren’t expecting him to call you or even text you until he was forced to speak to you when he got home.
You answered of course. “Hey Jagi” He spoke quietly. You assumed he was trying to not wake Jimin up. “Hi Taehyung”. You usually called him Tae, or V, so he knew something was up. “Do you hate me still?” He asked. You chuckled slightly, not being able to hold back your small smile. “No Tae, I don’t hate you. I just think you took it all to heart. You know I love you and always will. I just want to plan our future properly, that’s all”.
“I appreciate it so much Y/N. I honestly do. And, I’m sorry I called you dramatic. You gave me the wake up call I needed” He smiled back at you. “I love you so much”
“And I can’t wait for our future, now that it is going to be properly planned”
- JEON JUNGKOOK -
Jungkook was strong, everyone knew that including him. Being the two big kids that you were, you often ‘fought’. It was never a full blown fist fight, it was more just him laughing at you when you try to be strong.
He had snatched the TV remote from your hand as he wanted your attention. He lifted the remote above his head so you were unable to reach it. You giggled, knowing he was just messing around. “Hey, give it back!” You kind-of yelled while jumping up and down. You tickled his armpits so that he would have to lower his arm. He hated it when you tickled him, so you kept tickling his tummy in retaliation so he would give you the remote back.
Instead, he pushed you. Harder than he intended. You quite literally flew across the floor seeing as you were fairly smaller than him and had no strength. You landed on your bum before running to the bathroom once noticing your knee had been scratched. You locked the door behind you after hearing Jungkook’s heavy footsteps running towards you. You knew he didn’t mean to hurt you, but it scared you. You grabbed the first aid kit and began to clean the mark on your leg, hissing as you felt it stinging.
“Y/N, Jagi. Please let me in. I didn’t mean to do that. I’m sorry” You heard coming from the other side of the door. You wiped your tears before going to speak to Jungkook. You opened the door to see him leaning against the door frame looking worried and stressed.
“Oh my god, are you okay?”. “I never want to hurt you. I never wanted to hurt you” He looked down at your knee, seeing you had patched it all up. “Oh my god, did I really hurt you?, Jagi can you please forgive me? I don’t want to loose you. I’ll understand if you need some spac-”.
He was rambling, you knew he was sorry. You knew that from the moment you opened the door and saw the horified look on his face. Instead of letting him ramble, you cut him off with a kiss. It was a gentle and reassuring kiss. It was exactly what he needed. “Do you forgive me?” He asked. “Of course I forgive you. But next time you hurt me, I will beat your ass”
Ok, so normally I would just post the images, but I feel like I need to add a little more background to them, so there’s gonna be some text in between some of them.
So it’s Valentine’s day in the Capitol Wasteland, & Ruby has a card she wants to give Charon. At this point, they’re just friends. They do have feelings for each other, they just…don’t really know it yet, lol.
Ruby’s card is neatly written with a cute drawing on the bottom. She kept the message sweet & silly, & not too mushy, since she didn’t want Charon to feel awkward.
Charon loves it, because it’s just so…Ruby. He doesn’t really wanna let on how much he loves it though, so he just says thank you.
Then, Charon surprises Ruby with his own card.
Ruby had NO IDEA that Charon even knew Valentine’s day was coming up, nor did she think that he would spend the time to make her a card, especially since he never liked expressing his emotions. Charon’s card is roughly made, but he actually spent a lot of time on it. He found some red paper out in the wastes & used his knife to cut it into a heart–a very jagged heart, but he really tried. He didn’t want to be too mushy either, but he still wanted to let Ruby know he appreciated her friendship.
Ruby can hardly contain herself.
Charon’s card is so simple & sweet, she can’t help the tears that come to her eyes. Charon is worried that she doesn’t like it, but he couldn’t be more wrong. Ruby is always worried that Charon hates her or finds her annoying & feels that if she weren’t holding his contract, he’d leave her in a heartbeat. So Charon’s card, as simple as it was, really did let her know he appreciated her as a friend, & not just an “employer.”
After a minute or so, she can’t contain herself, & throws her arms around Charon in a tight hug & cries.
And it was the best Valentine’s day ever!
WHO SHOULD I FIGHT: THE PENUMBRA PODCAST EDITION (FEAT. ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE)
(why? why?????? would you ask this???)
JUNO STEEL who wins: him are you kidding me? the lady is a brawler with a legitimate death wish. also, why would you? enough people are already trying to fight him. you don’t need to, unless you’re peter nureyev and no matter what he’s into, peter, I’d really rather the two of you just talked this out. he’s already fighting himself anyway. someone please stop him.
PETER NUREYEV who wins: him ???? he’s made of knives and death and charmingly sharp teeth and a distinctly warped moral compass. and apparently you just tried to fight juno. to be avoided if you’ve ever considered genocide and/or cheating him at cards.
RITA who w no you know what I’m not finishing that, don’t you dare, don’t you fucking dare. there is no possible justification. also, juno would annihilate you before you even lifted a finger. so would I. so would all of us.
CECIL KANAGAWA who wins: you, in the ways that matter in all probability you’ll get pounded by his security and your horrible death broadcast on TV afterwards, but apparently people have gotten away with fighting him more than once, and you know what? it’s worth it. it’s so worth it.
CASSANDRA KANAGAWA who wins: uncertain there’s a lot of simmering resentment and barely restrained fury and angry rock aesthetic going on here that suggests a challenging fight. and she did technically kill a dude. however, if you do win, way to kick a girl while she’s down. you asshole.
MIN KANAGAWA who wins: me like cecil, but even more so in every possible way. I live for the day when I get to see someone fight min kanagawa.
JULIAN DIMAGGIO who wins: you I can’t imagine any possible reason why you’d want to, unless you are yourself currently a struggling actor and/or barista, but I’m guessing you’d win.
ALESSANDRA STRONG who wins: her you, tumblr user and podcast listener, versus alessandra, space war veteran, badass private eye, and possessor of a right hook that can floor multiple people simultaneously? anyway, you know deep down that you don’t deserve to fight her. none of us do.
MICK MERCURY who wins: you it’d be an easy fight, but you’re not gonna get any satisfaction out of it. and he’s just going to bounce right back afterwards and keep on going as optimistically as he ever has and quite possibly buy you a drink. you might as well leave the hetero be.
SASHA WIRE who wins: don’t make me laugh sasha wire killed a person in her sleep after having a hole lasered into her chest. sasha wire fought hyperion city and won. sasha wire wears sunglasses indoors and no one, ever, not even once, has considered questioning her. the moment you think about fighting her she’s already beaten you.
VALLES VICKY who wins: her you should definitely fight vicky just because I’m pretty sure she’d enjoy the hell out of the attempt, but you’re never going to win and you should know that already.
INGRID LAKE who wins: depends on preparation despite her violent criminal past it doesn’t seem like it’s particularly hard to physically overpower her. however, if she has already decided that she wants to fight you, she is very good at convoluted murder scenarios, and your odds are severely diminished.
CAPTAIN KHAN who wins: probably him noir treats him about as kindly as it does any cop but listen, he’s a good guy who seems to be laying out some serious asskicking among criminals despite having a totally corrupt force. if necessity arises, I suspect his moustache is his weak point.
BROCK ENGSTROM who wins: you if you catch the smug old man when he doesn’t have someone around to do his fighting for him, he won’t stand a chance. do it.
VALENCIA who wins: her juno steel may have beaten her, but you’re not juno steel. unless you are. is that why you wanted to fight yourself? if you are juno, you’ve already fought just about everyone on this list and I’m not sure why you’re reading it. also, I’d like to have Words with you about some of your recent decisions.
MIASMA who wins: her do you have a bomb that specifically targets her genetic code? no? ahahaha. good luck, buddy. you’re soup now.
MAG who wins: nobody there’s no question that there’s a moral imperative to fight mag. but you’re going to cry, and peter’s going to cry, and it’s entirely possible that mag will cry, and at the end everyone’s just going to feel sick and tired of lies and suffering and manipulation and dad jokes. or they’ll be dead.
CHANCE SEQUOYAH who wins: her this is the worst possible idea??? first of all, she can and will shoot you, and then she’ll take your stuff just to add insult to injury. also, if you fight her, then her wife is going to show up and probably murder you. it’s canon.
MARY ANNE SEQUOYAH who wins: her first of all, if you want to fight her, you’ll have to go through me first. then she will destroy you in a well-bred, morally outraged, and ladylike manner, probably while Chance stands in the background laughing.
BEAU RICHMOND who wins: all of us oh my god. oh my god please fight him. let me bring popcorn.
JOE NIX who wins: him we’re talking about apparently a legitimate serial murderer and sadistic criminal here, so I’m feeling that your odds are probably not great. on the other hand, he’s a scumbag and he needs to be punched. the choice is yours.
MARC who wins: him good lord did you even hear how goddamn tenacious this man is? he can duel the shit out of people while lying on his back. if you think you’ve beat him he’ll just come back and annoy you into submission. also, he talks to his horse, a clear sign of a dangerous foe.
TALFRYN who wins: probably you if you work out sure, he’s got a sword, but presuming this is a good old hand to hand fight you have a chance because he’s definitely not all that into it so you might as well give it a try.
SIR CAROLINE who wins: her only enter this fight if, like juno steel, you find the idea of being beaten to within an inch of your life by people who you find attractive (specifically including ladies) to be appealing. if that’s the case, this is the best fight you can possibly choose.
Prompt: Hi! Your writing is
amazing x)! I was wondering if I could request a one-shot where Steve and the
reader are dating and they’re both heroes but they don’t realize the other
person is a hero, if that makes sense, and they only find out the other is a
hero when they’re working together to fight a common enemy. Thank you so much
if you do decide to write this :)
So I did it a little differently than the prompt asks, but I did my best! Hope you like it
“I can’t, Nick. I have a
Nick Fury lets out an
exasperated huff, “I don’t really care what you have planned. You are a SHIELD
asset and I need you at SHIED. I’m going to introduce you to the Avengers. Your
skills are going to be needed on their next mission”
You let out a huff and
debate on just hanging up on him, but eventually decide against it, “Fine. I’ll
cancel my date, but next time I want at least 24 hour notice. You know that I
hate last minute shit”
“You aren’t in the place
to demand anything, Sparrow”
“Funny, Patchy. I think
it’s you who can’t demand anything of me. I’ve already paid back my debts to
SHIELD. I’m only a contractor at this point” You snap. You hate it when Fury
forgets that you’re a private contractor now. Your SHELD days are officially
over, but sometimes Fury will call in a favor to try and get you back on the
You can almost hear Fury
grit his teeth, “You were one of
SHIELD’s greatest assets. I would greatly appreciate it if you would come in
This time Fury does
growl, “I will endeavor to give you more notice and not interfere with your
“I apologize for the
“Thank you! God! It’s
like pulling teeth to get an apology out of you!”
“Be here at 1800 …
You roll your eyes,
“I’ll be there, but I’m not wearing my suit, and I don’t want them to either.
I’m not doing the whole pissing contest thing with a bunch of spies, super
soldiers, and geniuses”
“Good. I’ll make sure
I’m there, and I swear that if I get stopped by security again I won’t be as
nice as I was last time.”
“Understood, Sparrow. I
will give them fair warning”
Once you hang up with
Fury, you quickly put in a call to your date, Stevie. The two of you had met on
an online dating site and had instantly clicked. He was on because his friends
thought that if he met someone it would help him get reintegrated into society,
and you were on because it was difficult to look for dates while being a
superhero. The two of you talk every day, both over the phone and video chats,
but had never met in person, today was supposed to be that day. Now though, you
would have to cancel.
Stevie picks up on the
first ring, “Hey, Y/N! I was actually about to call you.”
You can’t help but
smile, “Oh really, couldn’t wait for tonight?”
He chuckles, “That’s
actually what I wanted to talk to you about, doll. I’m afraid that I have to
cancel. Something came up at work, and I’ll be there until late”
Letting out a breathy
chuckle you close your eyes in relief. You really hate to cancel plans, and now
you won’t feel guilty, “That’s fine, babe. It’s actually what I was gonna say
too. An old boss of mine needs my help tonight”
Stevie chuckles, “Well
at least I don’t have to feel guilty for canceling! We’ll just have to
reschedule our date”
“Yeah, Stevie we
definitely will! I’ll text you after my meeting tonight, alight?”
“Alright, doll. I’ll talk to you later. I really am sorry
that we can’t go on out date tonight”
“You’ll just have to make it up to me then, won’t you?”
“Of course, doll”
You stroll into SHIELD at 1755, and make your way to Fury’s
office. “Hey, Nick!”
Fury is standing by his desk, “You are late”
Checking your watch you smirk, “Not late. You said that the
meeting is at 1800, it’s 1758, technically I’m early”
Fury just rolls his eyes, “Let’s go. The Avengers are
waiting for us”
You smirk and fall is beside Fury, “So what is their next
“We need to track down the last of HYDRA, and the files on
the Winter Soldier. I need you’re ties with HYDRA to do that”
Immediately you freeze, “No. I told you that I will never
infiltrate HYDRA again. Last time I did that they captured and tortured me, not
Nick stops and turns to look at you, “Their mission is at
the base where you were captured. You have intimate knowledge of the areas and
layout of the facility that they will need if they are going to be successful
in their mission. I would like you accompany them, but at the very least I need
you to be on the comms with them”
“I’ll be on the comms with them, but I just … I can’t go in
there again, Nick”
He places a hand on your shoulder, “I may be an asshole,
Y/N, but I would never hurt any of my assets on purpose.”
You nod stiffly, “I know. Now” You shake off the phantom
pain from your time in the HYDRA facility, “Let’s go meet your newest pet
As soon as you walk into the conference room you freeze, “Stevie?”
He looks up, “Y/N? What are you doing here?”
“I’m here to help the Avengers on their next mission”
Suddenly two men lean toward Stevie, “Is that her?”
From their voices, they sound like Sam and Bucky, who are constantly
shouting the background whenever you’re video chatting with Steve. “Yeah, that’s
Y/N” Steve turns back to you, “I didn’t know you worked for SHIELD”
“I’m a private contractor, actually. Nick just calls me in
when he needs my help, and on this particular mission I think I’ll be of use to
Fury steps forward, “Yes. This is Y/N, code name Sparrow …”
Suddenly a blond man shoots up in his chair, Clint, your
mind supplies, “No way! You’re a legend here! The only one to survive …”
“As I was saying, she will be providing inside information
on HYDRA facility that is known to have the last information on Project Rebirth
and on the Winter Soldier”
The only other woman present, who you assume is Natasha
Romanoff speaks up, “Why do we need her? James was a HYDRA asset for 70 years,
why can’t we just use his knowledge?”
Fury locks his one eye on her, “Y/N has an intimate
knowledge of this particular facility, and according to the files we have the
Winter Soldier was never brought there.”
Steve is still staring at you, assessing you, “Why do you
have such an intimate knowledge of this facility?”
You tense, but Nick steps in, talking quietly, “You don’t have
to tell them”
“No, I do” You square your shoulders and look up, meeting
Steve’s eyes, “One year ago, on my last SHIELD mission, I was sent to
infiltrate and steal top secret HYDRA files. Unfortunately, my handler at the
time was a HYDRA spy, and gave away my position. I was captured and tortured
for three months before SHIELD was able to figure out what happened. By the
time I was rescued, I had valuable information on the layout of the HYDRA base.
The others that were captured with me … they didn’t make it. I tried to keep
the scientist’s attentions on me, but sometimes the experiments they would run
on me, would have a different effect on the others. So yes, Agent Barton, I am
the only one to survive in Croatia, and no, that isn’t something that I’m proud
Everyone is quiet when you finish your explanation, Fury is
the one to speak up, “I’ll leave you here, Y/N, to get to know your new team.
Tony has already said that you can stay at his tower in order to get to know everyone”
You stiffen, “That is a very kind offer, Mr. Stark. However,
I have my own apartment”
“You will be staying in Avengers Tower. I want you all to be
running smoothly by the end of the week. You can’t do that if you stay in your
“No arguments. SHIELD is currently your employer, and this
is part of your mission parameters.”
The Avengers look on, amused, and Tony has been surprisingly
silent through the whole thing. You wonder if he actually offered you a place
to stay, or if he was ordered to house you.
Once Fury leaves you turn back to face the Avengers, “I
promise that you don’t have to let me stay at the tower. I really do have my
own place. I don’t want to encroach on any of your space, and I know that having
a stranger stay in your home is not fun”
Tony waves away your concern, “I have an entire floor for
guests, so it’s fine. Anyway …” Suddenly he smirks, “so you’re the girl who has
Capsicle all hot and bothered.”
Steve’s protests are waved off, “I also know that this is
the first time you’re seeing him in person. So did you know that the guy you
met online is Captain America?”
You let out a chuckle, “I didn’t actually! That’s usually
something that comes up on the first date, and we haven’t managed to have one
of those yet”
Steve chuckles, “At least I don’t have to worry about you
only dating me because I’m Captain America”
Bucky snorts, “Don’t get cocky, punk. You still haven’t actually
sealed a date with the girl”
Steve snorts, “Jerk.” Then he turns to look at you, “Will
you take a walk with me?”
“Oh no!” Sam shouts, “Don’t try and run away now!”
Steve flushes red, and you can’t help but wonder how far
down that blush goes. Pulling your head out of the gutter, you tune back into
the conversation. “Sam, I don’t want to put her on the spot! Y/N …”
“Will you go on a date with me?” You interrupt, “After the
mission of course”
Steve stares at you in shock, “Y-Yeah. Yes, I’d love to go
on a date with you”
You grin, “Good! Now that that’s settled maybe you guys can
show me the tower? If I’m gonna be living there I need a tour, and to go get my
stuff by tonight”
Everyone gets up, officially introduces themselves, and you
all head out and make your way to the tower. Steve hesitantly takes your hand
as you walk to the cars, and you smile up at him happily. As you watch the
Avengers playfully shove each other and joke around, you have a feeling that
you’re really gonna like working with this band of misfits.
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I'll be 18 and I've never seen a lesbian in my age group. I've met some lesbians but they were like in their late 30s early 40s. I just really want friends 😞 I have straight girl friends and gay guy friends but they talk about boys all the time and I never have anything to add in the conversation because I don't like boys and I feel left out and lonely. I tried making friends with straight boys but most were mean to me and only keep me around to ask questions about lesbian sex and make jokes.😔
I’m gonna start out by saying that focusing on making straight male friends just because they’re sexually attracted to women (…or so they say…) is probably the absolute worst path you can follow in your quest for people who understand and respect you and your point of view. Precisely because they hold no respect for us, whether they’re 15 or 89, males have very little positive things to offer us, if anything at all. You found out by experience (and I’m very sorry that you went through it) that we become mockery and sex objects – because bothering a lesbian about her sexual life the way males do is to find a way of getting into our intimacy, the same intimacy they cannot access otherwise. It’s a sure way to feel even more isolated because even if they leave all of that aside, the language they use when talking about women and sex tends to be so degrading and so… Male, it’s hard to bear. Their idea of relationships and sex is so firmly built upon the idea of domination and unbalance, upon exploitation, it can make you sick to your stomach.
So probably not the best bet to make.
As for the straight girls and gay boys you know, there should be some exchange in friendships. If they can talk about their crushes on men, you should be able to talk about your crushes on women; if they are at liberty to talk about their love lives, you should be at liberty to talk about yours. If they don’t grant you any attention or empathy, that’s a bit of a problem, isn’t it? Ideally, friendships should work on some basis of reciprocity – we should be interested in our friends and they in us, whether we come from the same background or from entirely different contexts.
Of course I know that, at 18, interests are a bit limited to who’s shacking up with who and all that, so the subject can present itself constantly (it did when I was your age, amongst my group of friends), but still… If your friends don’t participate in what interests you, you don’t have an obligation to encourage or listen to that which interests them. You don’t need to sit there and “validate” their desire. And I’ll say this: you don’t need them to do that for your own, either.
Isolation is a tough and upsetting thing to deal with, especially in our teenage years, I know. But you will eventually find some lesbian friends, be it in real life or even on the internet (though, of course, one must be doubly careful in cyberspace). For the longest time I had no lesbians my age to talk to, just like you, but I started involving myself with art, with literature (as those are my particular interests) and seeking those which had been created by lesbians. The sense of loneliness ebbs a bit when you realize that, even if you don’t have someone in your life, by your side, who understands the things you’re going through, who knows what it’s like to live in this world as we do, we’ve been here always and we are out there. We’re writing our stories, we’re leaving our mark so we can recognize ourselves as time passes, so we can find ourselves.
So, anon, apart from possibly reaching out to someone you follow on here and striking up conversation and see how that goes, I can’t really recommend anything in how to go about making friends. I don’t know either, to be quite honest, apart from being observant, patient, but also a bit courageous. It’s nice to be in contact with lesbians of different ages, but yes, I know that sometimes we really just need to connect with someone who has the same references, who’s in the same stage of life. If things were a bit different nowadays and lesbian spaces were what it says on the tin rather than an amalgam of people pretending to be lesbians, I’d recommend trying to hit up gay youth groups in real life, but as it is it’s quite possible that you’ll find even more disappointment in them, torn asunder by non-gays as they are, rather than the fulfillment of friends that you deserve.
Whatever you do, do not despair. Prioritise those who likewise have you in high esteem, don’t be too hesitant to drop anyone who doesn’t care for you as you deserve (I’m saying this mostly because many teenagers tend to settle for bad friendships instead of leaving a group of people who don’t value them out of fear of loneliness; but are we not, in these moments of solitude amongst others, already alone?) and breathe. You’ll come across some lesbian friends, we’re all out there somewhere. Maybe you’ll be going to college, maybe you get into a sport and meet someone; maybe a follower hits you up (or vice-versa!) from out of nowhere and you two become friends. Something will happen eventually :)
In any case, you have us. We’re a bit overburdened at the moment, but we’re here. Hold tight! And don’t neglect seeking out (or creating!) lesbian culture if you can in the meantime, it’s bound to bring you some amount of comfort.
Summary : Logan (your boyfriend) decides to take all of the X-Men on a camping trip. Alright then…
Just some love for the X-Men really, wanted to write something with (some of) the gang. Warning for langage, and also, slightly NSFW. As usual I’m like “meh, it’s kinda shit” (uhuh), but I still hope you’ll like it :
The sound of your laughter fills yours and Logan’s bedroom as your boyfriend announces to you that he just told all the X-Men he planned a camping trip for them.
Right. Like that would ever happened. When he was off to go camping in the wild, he wouldn’t take even you sometimes, so everyone ? Suuuuuuure.
But as you start to calm yourself from your giggly fit, and you’re face with a very serious Wolverine, you start to doubt your convictions.
-Wait…You’re serious ?
-You want us to camp…all together ?
-Like, everyone, we go out and we put our tents up, and we make a bond fire and all of that ?
-That’s the idea.
-…Even Scott ?
-Even Emma ?
-YES goddammit, how many times are you gonna make me repeat myself ? Everyone but the students of course. They’re all going on a field trip to the Sh’iar imperium.
-So, us, all the teachers, the X-men…We’re going…Camping ?
-Yes (Y/N), we’re going camping. All of us.
Worried, you walk to your boyfriend and, even though you knew it was impossible that he’d have a fever, you lay the back of your hand on his forehead, just to check if he was warmer than usual you know.
/post/159946508851/on-a-scale-of-1-to-10-how-likely-do-you-think-is after s3, what are your thoughts re: sheith (and maybe kallura as well)?
Short answer? I think sheith makes the most sense now more than ever. Season 3 was the time where I feel like we should have an idea of where major characters’ main arcs and interrelationships are going. If they were going to follow through with ka/llura, they should’ve rolled with it right off season 2 while they still had the momentum. But for Keith, his relationships with everyone else are very clearly pushed into the background while his feelings for Shiro take center stage. He’s the one who really grieves him, who has this single-minded devotion to find him, who adamantly refuses to abandon him.
The way Keith finally revisits Black and speaks as if Shiro can hear him, tells him things like “I know this is what you wanted for me, Shiro. But I’m not you. I can’t lead them like you did,” and “This one’s for you, Shiro”–it’s a level of vulnerability he’d never reveal to anyone but Shiro, and so still reaches out to him in his absence. Like, this is after everyone at the time tried to tell him they were there for him. If he wanted to talk, he had people willing to listen. But he still only wants Shiro.
And we see this intimacy mirrored in Kuron. Again, if you wanted to pair Shiro with a love interest, shouldn’t they be the only one trusted enough to care for Kuron at his bedside? Didn’t the tone of that scene feel completely different from what you’d expect from a brotherly or platonic relationship, and much more in line with something romantic? The air was way more charged compared to say, Keith’s talk with Lance. The scene was heart wrenching, dramatic, and showed the easy intimacy between these two.
Keith has this pre-established backstory with Shiro that’s still being kept a secret from us–which in itself is suspicious–and whatever happened between them, it was enough for Keith to be so enamored with him, to still spend all this time chasing after him. It’s the kind of intimate love you’d only really expect from a character’s love interest. The fact that Kuron and Keith’s reunion is also a private affair (and the way it’s framed with both drifting into each other’s orbit nice and slow, complete with longing gazes)–that’s very different from a loud, happy reunion with the whole team. And excluding the other paladins from the scene was a very deliberate decision that adds to the intimacy of it. It feels incredibly romantic. Not to mention all the sheith and zaggar parallels that make no sense unless it was to show that, like zaggar, sheith is also romantic.
But most of all, I think what really clinched it was the way Kuron teases, “How many times are you gonna have to save me before this is over?” and Keith’s tender, heartfelt, “As many times as it takes.” This idea that Keith will always be there to save Shiro, and that both are so unabashed in their admission of it–that Keith will always be there for Shiro no matter what–that’s love.
And you know, I honestly thought ka/llura was much more likely before season 3. But now? I really don’t see it. Because if they were going to expand on Keith and Allura’s dynamic in a deeper, more intimate way, I feel like now would have been an opportune time to do so–what with all the pain and grief Keith’s going through and Allura’s first time flying a lion. If they were set up as love interests, I would expect them to anchor each other in this time of great upheaval. But that’s simply not the case.
To be honest, I think the only episode that really felt like ka/llura to me was Hole in the Sky. But the interesting thing about that is–with the intro of Sven, it really feels like a homage to 80′s Voltron. And to me, it honestly seemed like they put ka/llura moments in this episode specifically because of that throwback. Their interactions feel in line with something you’d expect from Keith and Allura in previous incarnations of Voltron I think. And the character development we see for them here really feels like part of that nostalgia factor to me–Keith comforting Allura in quiet moments and giving her advice and things like that.
But now, let’s talk about the only other time when I think Keith and Allura have a significant moment, because I do think it hints at love–but in a different direction. When everyone tries to comfort Keith at the end of the first episode, I think the other paladins really missed the mark.
Lance, Pidge, Hunk–the rest of them talk about what Shiro means to them, and they do so in a way that’s very impersonal–he’s my hero, he’s a legend, he was a mentor. They all talk about Shirogane the paladin and star pilot, not Takashi the person. And none of them ever mention or stop to think about how Keith feels. If they were really trying to console him, they should’ve focused on that.
As someone who’s also suffered great loss, Allura understands this more than anyone. She’s the only one who actually says why Shiro’s so important to Keith, the only one who really reaches out and gets through to him. Shiro’s loss was deeply personal, an ache that will never heal. She knows this, knows that to Keith, Shiro is simply “irreplaceable.”
And really, I think this moment was a heart-to-heart between the two of them, something that Keith really needed to hear. But it’s not about how Keith and Allura feel about each other, it’s Allura reaffirming that Shiro means the world to him. The conversation also isn’t private, it’s with friends, found family–which makes Allura seem more so part of that family rather than this just being about her and Keith. Compared to say–things like Kuron’s bedroom scene where the two are entirely alone and it feels much more intimate.
There are other factors that contribute to this of course, like the dark lighting, extreme closeups, framing, Kuron’s haggard appearance and the fact that they’re both dressed down to emphasize that they’re allowing themselves to be vulnerable, the setting, context, Keith being the only one allowed at his bedside, ect–all of which make it feel more romantic
And in that sheith scene, again, Keith and Shiro reiterate how much they mean to each other. Allura and Keith never do this. And you know what? A character mourning the loss of someone they hold dear, someone they can’t move on from, and their friends coming together to talk them through it–it really gives you the sense Keith is mourning a lover. It’s a kind of intimate grief you usually see reserved for a love interest.
I think the way Keith was so indifferent to Allura’s inexperience flying Blue also came across as extremely cold and callous if they’re supposed to be love interests. Like, if you want there to be romantic chemistry and yet you have all these scenes where Keith is outright ignoring Allura when she’s in trouble, that just doesn’t sit right with me. Even when they first lose Allura, Hunk says he’s going to get her, and Keith is mad about it. He literally groans and just tells the others to keep up. Allura’s struggling on her first day as a paladin, and Keith’s just annoyed with her. Compare this with any time Shiro’s in trouble, and you’ll notice an immediate difference. Shiro’s safety always comes before the mission for Keith, but he doesn’t really afford Allura or anyone else that luxury. And it’s just one of the many reasons why Keith and Shiro’s dynamic strikes me as romantic
So again, Keith’s not the one who’s there for Allura when she needs them, but the other paladins are. To see Keith actually lose sight of the safety of his team over chasing Lotor–and to be entirely dismissive of Allura’s safety especially–again, it doesn’t read as a potential couple to me
I think Allura and Lance however do have a lot of chemistry in season 3, and I feel like a lot of their scenes read as something along the lines of buildup to a future relationship. Lance is the one who Allura has a heart-to-heart with about her very personal connection to the Red lion and what it means to her–that easily could have been a conversation she had with Keith, but it wasn’t. And it’s Lance, not Keith, who vows to carry on Alfor’s legacy and not let him down–another Altean King in the making maybe? (And I mean by marriage of course, not the popular Altean Lance fanon). And “If I had to lose Blue to someone, I’m glad it was you,” sure seemed pretty romantic. Not to mention how he’s the one that really welcomes Allura to the team, not Keith
Allura also tells Lance what the significance of her pink armor is, which again, shows just how much she trusts him. She’s also the one who really encourages Lance to be the Red paladin and tell him just how important he is to the team. Then you have other little things here and there, like Allura stoping to ask herself What would Lance do? when What would Keith do? could’ve also been possible, given that he’s there leader and it makes sense to look to him for guidance. She acknowledges that Lance is a natural and clearly cares about him throughout season 3. And Lance was the one who really noticed how amazing Allura is when she’s fighting and he never bothers her with annoying flirting. If anyone was setup to be with Allura honestly, I think it’s Lance.
Going back to sheith, I’ve already talked about it so much already which is why this was a bit more on ka/llura, but basically my point is–sheith was built up like a romantic relationship from season 1 until season 3, ka/llura was not.
I’ve been getting quite a few messages asking for advice in the Voice Acting field, so I’ve written a bit of a guide! I hope it’s helpful.
off, I would have never considered myself to be an expert on something like
this, but then I realised I’ve been doing it for about twenty years now, so I
guess I have SOME advice I can pass along.
YOUR ENEMY (AND SIBILANCE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND)!
pulls a listener out of the world you’re trying to create like those pesky pops
in your recordings (Tuhs, Kuhs, and Puhs), or those sharp “Ssssss” noises that slice through the mic.
Luckily, they’re fairly easy to prevent. BUT
HOW?!? I’M TELLING YOU HOW! SIT DOWN! The best advice? Get yourself a pop
filter. They’re relatively cheap and very effective (however, if you are BROKE
AF like I was when I started recording, get an embroidery hoop and some
dollar-store panty hose and you are SET. No joke – that was my first pop
filter. I held it between me and the mic and it WORKED). Now sometimes a filter isn’t enough – if you’re really yelling it out,
a filter will not save you. In these cases, you wanna make sure you know where
your plosives are, and tilt your head accordingly. You only have to move a few
degrees to avoid it – just put your hand in front of your mouth when you
rehearse and you can feel where your air is coming from. Just don’t do the
whole performance pointed away from the mic – it will hollow your sound out.
COUNTRYMEN! LEND ME YOUR GEAR!
do NOT need top of the line gear to sound good; your performance is what makes
or breaks you. That said, you can’t use a headset microphone and expect studio
quality. For the best quality (without breaking the bank), I recommend
microphones from the Blue line – Snowballs and Yetis specifically. They’re both
designed for podcasting, plug DIRECTLY into your computer, and sound
incredible! I still use my Yeti every once in a while – it’s a great piece of
These microphones, although amazing, rest on your table. That means you will
have to pay attention to a few things – not touching the table while recording,
not moving around in your chair while recording, and (most importantly)
watching your computer placement! If you’re using a laptop, it will undoubtedly
be sitting beside your mic and your mic will HATE IT. You may not hear the fan
on your computer, but your microphone will. Vibrations will ruin your
recordings, BUT there’s a solution! Well, two actually: You can fold a towel
up, place it on the table, stack a few books on top of the towel and sit your
mic on top of that, OR you can move your computer to another surface. It really
depends on your space set up. Just make sure you have a USB long enough to
reach the mic to the computer and you’re set.
Now, there’s the issue of reverb in your chosen room of recording. Almost every room will have an echo in it, and you will pick it up. You can prevent this a few different ways - you can spend hundreds on soundproof foam (took me a while to save up for that, totes worth it), you can record inside a closet (brilliant idea, enclosed, clothes absorb echo), or you can drape a blanket over you and your mic (gets warm fast, but it works!). Whichever way you choose, you will notice a boost in quality - the less ambient noise you have going on behind you, the better. All ambient noise in my recordings is put in AFTER I’ve finished editing my clips. It’s the same for any production - if you rely on your actual background noise for ambience, you will not be able to edit yourself properly as the cuts become too noticeable, ESPECIALLY if you’re recording a dialogue.
A quick note
about SOFTWARE: I always use Adobe Audition – I enjoy the look and feel of it,
and have never really used anything different. However, it’s not free! If you
want a great, FREE program for audio recording, I wholly recommend Audacity! It’s
a brilliant, powerful, and free program that will give you great results!
TIME FOR THE
has always been one thing I love about Voice Acting over Acting – No one has to
LOOK AT ME. I’m not insulting myself here, I’m just saying sometimes you have
to make some STUPID faces to get a voice you want. Voice Acting is incredibly
freeing in this regard – you can be ANYONE or ANYTHING, and that is very
can’t make this point enough times – in most cases, you’re doing this solo, so DON’T
BE MODEST. It will hold up your performance – if you hold back in any way when
voicing, you’re only hurting yourself. Sure you may feel silly doing certain
things, but no one listening will think that. Some voices give me fifty chins,
some cross my eyes, but if I didn’t do it, every character would sound the
let’s talk about PACING! My Friend and Mentor (may she fight well in Valhalla)
gave me the best advice in this regard; she said, “If it feels like you’re
going too slow, go slower.” Too often we feel we’re keeping a proper pace when
recording, but the truth is we are rushing it. In an actual conversation, you
haven’t rehearsed – you rarely know EXACTLY what you’re going to say to someone
else, so your dialogue should be no different. Your character needs time to
think, to react. If you ever want a moment of high tension, you CANNOT rush it.
You need the pauses and the breaths, or else it just becomes unrealistic.
CLEAN THAT FILTHY, FILTHY AUDIO!
clean audio has become a relatively new addition to my work – I used to simply
use the Noise Reduction effect on my recording and call it a day, but it doesn’t
get rid of the new bane of my existence: MOUTH NOISE.
do it. Everyone does it. I did it five minutes ago and I’m gonna do it again.
We smack our lips, we flick our tongue, we click our teeth, we make stupid
noises when we’re not talking, and the MIC WILL HEAR IT. My best advice is,
after reducing the noise in your audio (all programs have a basic preset to
kill the dead air noises in your recordings – google it to find how to your
respective noise reduction), highlight the sections between your audio and
reduce the volume to ZERO. Just kill the noise between your speech (the whole
sentence, not silencing between every word, that would be crazy) – you can
leave the sound of your inhales in if you want, but even they can be taken away
for a cleaner sound. Just make sure you don’t chop your words off – especially the
ends of your words.
sure you clean your audio BEFORE you add ANY form of reverb or echo! Otherwise
cleaning is impossible.
FROM A MADMAN!
Acting isn’t easy. Nothing infuriates me more than actors talking about how
they like Voice Acting because it’s “EASY”. If it’s easy, you’re not trying
hard enough. You have to convey thoughts, feelings, and ideas ALL WITH JUST
YOUR VOICE. Anyone who says it’s easy is a fool.
try your best to create something you feel proud of. You take as many takes as
you need, but never compromise your quality for the sake of just getting it
you can’t get a voice down right today? Do it tomorrow.
Above all else: HAVE FUN WITH IT
hope this has been helpful to you – if you have any questions about specific
things/things I may have missed, shoot me a message!
How do I make an instagram edit like this one below?
I tried to make this as simple as I could so you can make an ig edit even if you’ve never touched photoshop before. You’re gonna need photoshop, some patience and follow my steps. I will explain everything under the cut:
Summary: The stress of college has caught up to you and you have a breakdown.
a/n: is this a request? HECK YEAH IT IS. it’s actually two requests in one. It was one of those things that I had idea for the other and the other would just kind of fit in. Thanks for all the love for Haunted by Your Ghost! It’s not everyone’s favorite but it is indeed mine. :D I loved having Jasmine giving me inspiration and encouraging me to write that one. You will see a lot more of Jasmine giving me inspo in my future writings.
In high school, you did amazing. You were great, you did great in school and everyone knew it. You heard from everyone college would be very different, and harder than high school. And they are right. Unluckily, you’re not a world-wide known musician like your boyfriend. So you have to go to college in order to make a good living.
It’s 3am and you’re trying to finish a 10 page paper that was due tomorrow. High school did not get you ready for this. Why on earth would a professor assign something like this and grade every single one?
You have had your third cup of coffee, you’re not a big coffee drinker and this is weird. You ran out of red bull around midnight, and was definitely not running anywhere to buy some, you had to settle for coffee. Which your room mate is addicted to. Thankfully, she was very nice to even make you a whole pot of coffee at 12:16am, or you would’ve broke her coffee maker.
*There are many spoilers in here for Pitch Perfect 3 ok*
Here’s some thoughts from me fresh out the cinema that I’ll probably feel were too emotional and incorrect after a while as I always do, but here we go…
***Warning, this got really long! ALSO A THOUSAND SPOILERS***
Let’s start this off by saying that it wasn’t a bad film. Not at all. Was it amazing, maybe not, but I had fun watching it and i’ll see it again, and i’ll buy the dvd and i’ll continue to listen to the soundtrack and love everyone who was in it, because they’re beautiful, wonderful people who were amazing in it and fought really hard to get the movie how it is.
First of all it didn’t really feel like a finale, especially one that was supposed to be about them being a family, (YES I KNOW THEY SAID THEY WERE A FAMILY AND OTHER PEOPLE SAID THEY WERE A FAMILY LIKE 20 TIMES, but they didn’t show it like they really did in the past two films in my opinion) like they had like 2 and a half scenes where they actually all spoke to each other and about life. There were really sweet interactions by people we don’t usually get the see interact, and i’m glad they carried on the beca/amy friendship, because that was lovely to see in the second one, but like, and i know i’m a bechloe shipper so i’m biased here, but beca and chloe didn’t really interact at all, neither did chloe and aubrey (DID CHLOE AND AUBREY ACTUALLY SPEAK TO EACH OTHER???i can’t even remember) and so much of the other films had a lot in about their friendship, the second one especially, and now i’m thinking back to this one and wondering if they even had a one to one conversation other than the boob grab (which was shorter than the trailer one ugh) and Beca calling her ‘sweetie’ in their apartment, which came off 98% less sarcastic than when she calls theo ‘honey’ later on which i loved.
The editing felt kinda heavy handed to me, like they had to put in all these silly effects around chloe and chicago stuff to make it overly obvious to us that she liked him. And cut to him and theo so so often i actually started rolling my eyes at it, because it made it look like chloe and chicago had been dating for years when at that point they didn’t even know anything about each other. Like, i’m not one to say no to watching chloe be all bashful and bite her lip and play with her hair, but it seems like exactly what Kendrick said she didn’t let them put in for Beca, the tripping over her feet kinda crushing, was put on chloe instead. And chloe is the confident, sexual, ‘i get what i want’ kinda girl who literally barged into someone’s shower because she liked the way they sang. This chloe didn’t make sense to me. She doesn’t even know anything about the guy other than his name and she’s talking about commitment. (Like okay, that scene was funny and Brittany was amazing in it and, like i said i love a flustered chloe because she’s adorable and it was like all the fics where she acts like that around beca, but it felt really strange in this position) Chicago just showed up, said a few things that didn’t really matter and we were supposed to be all the way in for their relationship. Like, a relationship storyline wasn’t necessary at all. It was actually more distracting than anything else, i’d rather have no relationships at all. The bellas and their friendship is all we need.
I felt like you could tell more than one person wrote the script and you can tell it was changed a lot. The lack of chemistry i felt was between chloe and chicago was actually funny and maybe that’s why they made chloe be extra lusty, ditsy, flirty and add those slow motion and sound effects……… And interestingly to me or hilariously so, in a sad way, chloe and Chicago and beca and theo are filmed/edited so similarly, other than the weird slow mo chloe stuff, yet one is absolutely not gonna happen and one does and it’s so heavy handed and they’re so similar that neither of them really work. (That credits scene felt stupid to me, the only reason it was okay was that we didn’t get to really gauge beca’s reaction to it, but it wasn’t overly positive i don’t think)
I also hated that beca and theo still came across all flirty, because it was similar to how she was with jesse, but at least they didnt happen. I am so glad Kendrick fought so hard for it, because I actually don’t think I would sit through the film again if they had. I’d just download my favourite scenes and make a whole other movie out of it for myself to enjoy. HEY THAT’S WHAT FANFIC IS FOR.
On to bechloe for a bit i guess,
The thing with bechloe was that it was always just fun for me, they’re fun movies and an amazing cast that I loved for shipping the characters as well as us, understanding the importance and never making fun of us (and they still don’t, see brittany’s build interview for recent stuff and kendrick all the damn time). We had (and still have OF COURSE) our own little community and we didn’t really have to think about what it would mean to us for it to be canon because we never ever thought it would be! I never ever imagined it could be canon until they started really leaning into it. And when the ads started well that was just too much.
It just became a marketing ploy for a movie where the couple barely speak to each other. The film wasn’t even really about the bellas, not really.
I don’t know. Maybe I would have enjoyed it so much more and not picked up on all the stuff i’m saying if I didn’t feel like I’d been played the whole time leading up to it. Even yesterday with the ads saying ‘will bechloe ever happen’…. No wonder the ads are full of clips from the old movies, because they don’t really interact in this one at all. It was the type a example of queerbaiting and i really hate them for that.
I’m sure I’ll watch it again and have different thoughts and again, it wasn’t not enjoyable, I just felt like the baiting without any intention for them to at least be sweet to each other throughout the film and talk to each other was extra extra wrong, and actually having a canon love interest for chloe all the while doing this….. it’s really not okay. And there must have been a hell of a lot cut for the way the cast was talking and why did they have to stay in the giant water tank for two days when there was literally ten seconds of them in the water I don’t understand.
Anyway, I was there for the bellas and I don’t feel like I got them. It was funny yes, it really was and i smiled throughout most of it. The baiting just dampened it a lot for me.
NOW LET ME BE MORE POSITIVE - here’s some things i liked:
- AMY WAS BADASS, really, i’ll watch a bellas action movie anytime - there was more aubrey and she was funny and cute - background jessica and ashley was adorable and some of the actual best hilarious one liners/moments comes from jessica which is amazing - THE MUSIC WAS SO GREAT -OMG THE DANCING WAS INCREDIBLE LIKE HOWWww - little drunk chloe in the bg of aubrey talking about the USO tour was adorable - the fact that chloe gives speeches like those all the time and the bellas roll their eyes at her everytime but you know they all secretly love it - the off hand comment about there having been a sexual encounter between some bellas (by chloe, probably including chloe) ‘one time’ is the stuff dreams (fics) are made of - kendrick looked so good, like extra good - chrissie got to sing more which makes me happy - emily still felt like emily and she GOT A HAMSTER (aca-child is overwhelmed by hamster) - beca telling theo he looks like a turtle - the other performers in the tour were awesome, really awesome - kendrick is super gay in the riff off - cynthia rose got to say the word gay which was cool - there were def some bechloe glances that will make wonderful gifs (not enough tho) - lilly (/ester) got an okay amount of screentime and we got to hear her speak properly finally even if only for a few seconds - the scenes with all the bellas in were actually beautiful and funny and made me feel good - also the stacey baby thing was the most cliche, but adorable and i’ll admit i got a couple of goosebumps at that cliche, sweet, loving naming moment
In conclusion, the film was fun. The bellas were great in it. They kinda forgot about all the other characters other than the men after the riff off which was stupid because they were so much more interesting and charismatic and musicians, which the films are supposed to be focused on… Couldn’t the film have focussed more on the tour and them working and fighting for their place, i get that that’s the plot of the others, but that’s what they do and it wasn’t broke so why try and fix it
I do not want to take away from anyone’s performance because they were wonderful. Kendrick was amazing and so sweet and gay and it felt right for beca for the most part, you could see the character development. The rest were not given enough time really. I know most of us were there because we care about these characters and not getting a chance to hear them speak and get to know them a little better because thats what the films have been about so far was sad. It still feels open ended to me. It doesn’t feel like it was wrapped up. I don’t know anything more about any of them really. I don’t know. Again, I didn’t hate it, I didn’t even dislike it. What I dislike, what I feel really emotional about, is how they exploited us, how hard Kendrick had to fight for bechloe and for beca to be who she should be in this film, something that should be so obvious. And how little time we got to see our bellas be bellas. it had a really different feel to the other films, and i hope that i watch it again and feel differently because i wanted so much to love it and i was so nervous going in.
It all just feels a little strange, maybe that’s just because it’s supposedly the end and it doesn’t feel like it should be at all.
I can’t wait to be all over those dvd extras and am hopeful for another Kendrick book where she can tell it all.
THANK YOU to the cast and crew and everyone. This isn’t the end, i’m writing like 3 bechloe fics as we speak and the community of amazing people and artists and writers who make me laugh and cry and grow to love these characters more and more each day will still be here and i am so happy about that.
Thank you to rebel and brittany and kendrick for how they’ve spoken about bechloe especially, it really means more than i think they know. AND TO EVERYONE ELSE IN THE CAST I LOVE YOU SM.
I have to stop now, but i may update after i see it again. This is a little in the heat of the moment.
If you’ve made it through my 2000+ words of mess then i thank you and also apologise to you.