idk its been a while since i've made any of these

anonymous asked:

I know you said no more fox hux but I love the headcanon you made about him being scared of thunder. Maybe, if you feel like it, could you write something for it? please?

Kylo isn’t sure what sound rouses him from sleep.

Whether it’s the rumble of thunder, the crack of lightning or the rain pounding on the window, Kylo is now wide awake regardless.

It’s the middle of the night, Kylo notes as he blinks himself into alertness, realising that his fox isn’t lying next to him like he was hours ago when they’d fallen into bed.

“Hux?” Kylo shouts, sitting up, noting that their bathroom light isn’t on so Hux isn’t in there.

But there comes another flash of lightning before the noise of thunder follows a few seconds later, and then frightened whimpers sound from underneath the bed.

Kylo frowns, climbing out of bed to look underneath, only to see Hux huddled in on himself, lithe body shaking, eyes scrunched closed and his fox ears flattened to his head.

“Oh, Hux,” Kylo says softly, kneeling down, surprised that Hux has managed to even fit underneath their bed. “Is it the thunder?”

“I hate it, Kylo,” Hux says, hands covering his human ears. “It’s so loud and bad and–”

Another flash, another rumble. Hux cowers and Kylo’s heart flutters. He reaches under the bed, stroking down the soft curve of the fox’s back and to his tail, smoothing the wayward fur back into place.

“Come back into bed, sweetheart,” Kylo says. “It’s warmer, I’ll protect you.”

Hux opens his eyes and moves his hands away from his ears, and slowly crawls out from underneath the bed and into Kylo’s arms, who lifts him bridal style into a strong embrace. Nuzzling his nose into Kylo’s neck, the fox cries quietly as his mate holds him tight, the rain hammering down on their windows. They settle back into bed and Hux nestles as close to Kylo’s chest as he can manage, his fox ears tickling the underneath of Kylo’s chin.

“Ssh, it’s alright,” Kylo smiles, kissing the top of Hux’s head. “It can’t hurt you.”

“That’s what my mother used to tell me and my brothers,” Hux murmurs, and Kylo feels his lover tremble. “Even on the same night as–”

Hux’s voice trails off, pulling the blankets over them as the lightning and the thunder finally sync, the rumble sounding at the same time as the big flash.

“Same night as what, Hux? Talk to me. You’re shaking.”

The rain eases as the storm passes over their apartment building, moving with the winds. The fox breathes out, his ears returning to their usual alertness rather than flatten to his head against the loud assaults from the storm. He pushes himself out of Kylo’s hold, brushing stray hair out of his eyes as he sits up, back against the headboard, grey tee baggy on his small frame.

“The same night as the fire.”

Kylo sits up too, unnerved by the fearful looks in the fox’s eyes.

“The fire?”

Hux nods.

“I was part of a litter of four.” A small smile ghosts Hux’s lips. “Four boys to one parent. Our mother did her best for us but a litter of any more than 2 to a kitsune, male or female, means a lot of energy so the pups can be a handful.”

Kylo can’t help but imagine Hux as a small boy, able to shift into a little foxling, playing with his 3 brothers whilst their mother sat nearby and watched over her children with a proudness in her eyes.

“You’ve never mentioned your brothers before,” Kylo says, smiling, but it fades when he sees Hux’s expression fall.

“I’m the only one left.”

Kylo’s chest clenches, and tears fall from Hux’s eyes.

“It was the worst storm I’ve ever seen. My mother tried to take us deeper into the forest to find shelter after our den had been destroyed but everywhere was engulfed in flames. One of my brothers was injured, and whilst running back to help him, another became hurt and they were lost to the fire. I remember running to them but falling instead, slipping down into a hole in the forest floor and…that’s all I remember. I woke up to my home destroyed and my family with it. My three brothers and my mother. So you see, I have no brothers to talk about.”

Without hesitating, Kylo takes Hux into his arms, kissing his cheek and rubbing his nose against him like he knows comforts Hux in a way that only a fellow kitsune would know. Hux cries into his mate’s shoulder as the thunder fades completely into the distance, leaving the softly-falling rain the only sound to comfort them.

“I’m sorry, Hux,” Kylo says, wishing he could somehow stop his fox from hurting. “I’ve lost family too. Not in the same way, but…I know the grief kills a little part of you every time you think of them.”

“Their spirits live on with mine,” Hux says, sitting up to look at Kylo’s eyes. “That’s what we believe. Kitsunes. Death means the joining of souls, giving strength to the ones still fighting in Life. But…I still miss them.”

Kylo doesn’t know how to respond. Feeling compelled as Hux’s only remaining family, and mate, he takes hold of his hand and squeezes hard.

And to his delight, Hux squeezes back, equally as sorry about Kylo’s own pain.

“It’s alright, Ren,” Hux nods, tail wafting behind him. “I have you.”

“You do,” Kylo says softly, bringing Hux’s knuckles up to his lips to kiss. “You always will. By the spirits of your brothers, I swear it.”

And Hux’s eyes glow like Kylo has never seen before.

I’m gonna free fall out into nothin’ by marrieddorks (AO3)

A breeze from the open balcony doors brought a whiff of the peonies and sweet alyssums that were growing in their unexplored backyard and Jared stopped his fruitless ministrations to smile.

There was nothing that could bring him down today.

Nope, not even the soapbox rampage going on behind him, the one getting worse with each passing second they continued to lack niceties such as hot water and electricity and food and a place to sleep.

“And now you’re not listening.”

He turned that same smile to Jensen and the wattage of it only increased at the sight of his boyfriend – no, fiancé – and his seemingly permanent frown.

“You said that there’s no place open on Sunday,” he told him, fingers fidgeting with the stack of washers in his hand. Jensen narrowed his eyes dangerously but didn’t push.

“Nope.” Now he was pacing the expanse of what would be their living room, but paused, watching as Jared continued to play with the mess of Ikea pieces scattered on the floor. “Not a single one,” Jensen emphasized, making certain Jared could feel his frustration. “What kind of place is like that?”

“This place?” Jared ventured.

“This place! And do you want to know the real cherry on top of it all?” Jensen asked as if Jared didn’t already know. “There’s not even a supermarket here. In fact, the closest one is over forty-five minutes away. That means that if I want some bread, I’ve got to stand in line at the bakery and then if I want meat, I’ve got to head to an entirely different building, probably one on the other side of town, to take a number at a butcher’s. Hell, if I want a single damn tomato I’ll probably have to wait at the farmer’s market on a Saturday before the sun is even up. But guess what?”

“…. None of those places are open on Sunday?”

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idk if anyone even wanted anything like this but i had this idea and it just

from this fic: “Running into one of Hook’s former cremembers had been a blackmail goldmine.”

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scuttlebutt

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They had developed quite the bizarre group of drinking buddies after returning to the Enchanted Forest.

It had started innocuously enough, with him deciding (not entirely altruistically) that Hook shouldn’t be left to drink alone after a long day of endless cleanup, which had absorbed a surprisingly-morose Ruby (who had never wanted to return in the first place and seemed to be constantly looking for someone who, as it was increasingly becoming certain, had gone back to his own world), and then a much-needed breath of fresh air when Robin decided they were all entirely too depressing and should appreciate all the good things they had to drink about, with Leroy as a transient member and Tink showing up every now and then and once he had even caught Robin drinking with Regina (although she’d excused herself and ducked out the moment she’d seen him).

All things considered, he probably shouldn’t have been there at all; there had recently been whispers of a threat, something that had Regina on-edge, and – much as they’d been willing to leave her be – all talk had immediately jumped to finding Emma, since Regina wasn’t confident that her magic alone could fend off whatever she feared was coming.

(Of course, that had perked Hook right up.)

He should have been at the castle, but it was frustrating to stand there in the ruins of his home after dark and he’d needed the fresh air and he was just tired and needed a break, and so here he was, standing at the bar to drink alone the way he’d always looked down on people for doing.

It was at the bar, ordering his drink, that he met him.

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anonymous asked:

Hey, so I've been trying to learn Russian for a while now, and I can read cyrillic so well, but I can never remember the words I learn. I can remember the words my friend has taught by repeatedly saying to me when I was in spb, but I can never spell them correctly, and then words that I've done on duolingo just never go in. I can maybe guess what a word is when I see it written, but it's never certain. Have you ever had anything like this? Maybe it's because I've never had any proper lessons idk

I don’t have this problem with Russian since I’ve studied it for so long, however, with Ukrainian, this is 100% me. I tend to spell words incorrectly all of the time and part of this is because I don’t do as much written work as I do reading/speaking/listening.

One of the things I suggest is to learn some basic spelling rules in Russian. This helps you avoid some common errors. Link to info here.  As you can see, these tend to be learned from examples. I would have to use them over and over before the patterns became a habit for me.

  • Spelling Rule 1: Ы - И: Never write the letter “Ы” after the letters ‘Г, К, Х, Ж, Ч, Ш, Щ’ instead use “И”
  • Spelling Rule 2: unstressed O - E: Never write an unstressed “O” after the letters ‘Ж, Ч, Ш, Щ, Ц’ instead use “E”
  • Spelling Rule 3: Я - А:  Never write the letter “Я” after the letters ‘Г, К, Х, Ж, Ч, Ш, Щ, Ц’ instead use “А”
  • Spelling Rule 4: Ю - У: Never write the letter “Ю” after the letters ‘Г, К, Х, Ж, Ч, Ш, Щ, Ц’ instead use “У”

The thing with vocabulary is that you need to use the words in different ways. I find that memrise helps me learn the definition, but for spelling, I really need to write it down or use it in sentences.  

  1. Try listening to the word on forvo or in language learning videos/podcasts. Listening to words really helps me with languages and is more effective than just reading.
  2. Say the words out loud. I find that words get easier to process when I say them out loud. If you say it in a sentence, such as “моя кошка меня не любит” or just replacing the word in English like “my кошка does not love me”, you are actively using the word in a way that makes connections to your life and can help with word recall. It also helps with pronunciation :)
  3. Quizlet. This really helped me when I started German and you can find several lists already made for you. I highly recommend it.
  4. I have more methods here, including my vocab sheets that I made. Really, with vocabulary, I just find that you have to keep using it, and over time you will get it.

anonymous asked:

I've noticed that there haven't been many doubleb moments for a while, and to me it seems like they have become distant, what do you think? i miss doubleb

Ok firstly I want to apology for the long wait. I just needed time to find/make the right visiuals to answer your question better. (btw gif cr:2owners if you don’t want me using your gif pls dm me and I’ll remove them.) 

Secondly you are not alone in your feelings. In fact I think it’s safe to say a majority of doubleb shippers have wondered the same thing.

So here are some fangirl theories for you via me {warning long rant ahead}

*Just a reminder I am just a fangirl who does not know doubleb personally so of course all theories are based solely on what I’ve seen and not on actual fact. So take everything with a grain of salt :)

So I first noticed some distance as maybe many of us did when MOBB started up. Now Mobb may not be the actually cause of it but it coincidentally happen to be around there that Hanbin seemed distant from Bobby.

And Bobby seemed to want Hanbin’s attention more than Hanbin wanted his.

Even during Mobb Vapp Bobby manages to bring up Hanbin

kept his distance from other girls 

and while still showing a deep friendship with Mino even create a buddy-buddy handshake in place of skinship 

( which if you watch the vapp bobby isn’t very touchy with Mino and most of the skinship is from Mino to Bobby) maybe for the the sake of his easily jealous boyfriend watching at home.

I’m not saying Mino is at fault. I don’t think he or Bobby did anything intentionally to hurt Hanbin but the members have said before how emotionally fragile Hanbin is so maybe Hanbin felt hurt anyway. Either way instead of just being like w/e he seemed to want to make things good with Hanbin again.

Which brings us to after Hanbin’s eye infection. While Hanbin was recuperating doubleb suddenly seemed to be on good terms again. Maybe Hanbin felt Bobby had suffered enough or he just really missed him because Hanbin was again being clingy as ever and they seemed to be their couply selfs again and doubleb shippers could sleep soundly again. YAY!

I’d also like to point out that while Hanbin was getting better he let the other members do most of the talking while he stepped back in interviews and even tho Bobby wasn’t sick he stayed back with him. idk it just made me happy to see…like Bobby’s priority was more Hanbin than anything else :)

So where are they now in terms of their relationship? I’d like to think they are back where they’ve always been. In a close, strong unbreakable bond since pre-debt

I know shippers get in a panic when we don’t see them stand together or interact during an interview or stage performance but these boys have been together every dayfor 6 years (as friends or whatever u want to think) of course there will be times where they don’t feel the need to be around the other but that doesn’t mean they’ve suddenly stopped caring about each other. They’ve been through too much together to break up so easily. 

Also I know we still don’t see much of their interaction but I really don’t think its due to there being not much doubleb content but rather not much iKON content. Right now all we really have are concert fancams and japanese interviews and while we can take little moments from these we really see our best doubleb moments in vapps, bts’s and unrealsed scenes

And there just hasn’t been much of those lately. They haven’t done any ikontact, showtime days, bts’s or vapps in about 3 months, But I feel like the second they do get something out we will see a lot more doubleb content without a doubt :)

I know a lot of doubleb shippers were also troubled by some of bobbys actions and words when he recently said Hanbin is too touchy in an interview and how he pulls away from Hanbin sometimes. But you have to understand Bobby has always been like this. It isn’t anything new. I even did a post about it a long time ago and that was when they were being couply af.

Thing is Bobby doesn’t always like being touched but at the same time he seems to have no problem being the ‘touchy’ one. I don’t know why. It might be a masculine thing or maybe hanbin’s touches just make him too flustered and nervous and he just can’t deal. It could be any number or reasons but I’m not too worried about it because it really doesn’t seem to bother Hanbin. Like he keeps coming back more clingy and smiley as ever so I think he must understand Bobby’s feelings better than we do. As long as Hanbin looks happy I’m ok because even tho Bobby doesn’t always show it as obviously as Hanbin does there is no doubt in my mind that he loves him just as much :)

So rest easy my fellow doubleb shipper because this ship is no where near close to sinking. :)

anonymous asked:

Yes it's open okay um how about Kuroo, Tsukki, Oikawa, Kageyama, and Kenma 7 minutes in heaven with fem!reader? Thankssss (pretty sure this isn't nsfw. It can be fluff or whatever. Idk if i've sent this before. If I have, sorry!)

This’ll be as fluffy as I can try to write because I’m not planning to write any NSFW stuff here! Oh! And they’ll all have the same beginning scenario. Also this’ll be written in second-person perspective since you requested reader

Beginning scenario: This was definitely not how you planned to spend your weekend. You planned to relax and eat chips while watching some old comedy, not to sleep over at this massive gathering of volleyball players with only 2 other girls around. You knew they were all decent boys but no matter how much you enjoyed their company, nothing to rid the tinge of awkwardness that followed you around the entire sleep-over.

“(Name), you look tense,” Yachi said as you sat in the corner of the room, watching the boys having a pillow fight. How manly, you thought.

“Just tired,” you replied, faking a yawn that definitely did not convince your dear friend.

“OH I HAVE A GREAT IDEA!” She yelled, standing up and gaining everyone’s attention. “LET’S PLAY 7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN.”

Nishinoya and Tanaka immediately jumped for joy and screeched to the heavens at the thought of actually having a chance with Kiyoko, who was also invited to the sleep-over. Said lady smiled sweetly before flinging 2 pillows at them with all the force she could muster, effectively knocking them out for a good 5 seconds.

The other guys seemed to like the idea while you… not so much.

Once everyone was in a circle, they turned and looked expectantly at you, who was still in your own corner of “I could be watching Netflix right now”.

“C’mon, (Name),” Yachi said, “it’ll be fun!” She winked at you, knowing that your crush was one of the boys in the circle. Damn you, Yachi.

You sighed, knowing that they’ll never let you hear the end of it if you walked out on their game, so you made your way over and plopped down on the space they left for you. Then, you proceeded to toss your phone into the hat which was sitting in the middle of the circle with everyone else’s personal belongings inside.

“Alright! Who wants to go first?”

Kuroo: “I’ll go.” Oh fuck.

The black-haired boy went forward and dipped his hand into the hat before pulling out the item that just went in seconds ago.

Catcalls echoed in the room as Kuroo smirked and held his hand out for you, “we haven’t got all day, (Name).” He purred. The wolf whistles intensified. You took his hand and shakily got up from the floor. He held your hand in his gently as he led you into the closet and shut the door behind him.

An entire minute of silence passed as the 2 of you stood awkwardly in the small space. Of all people, he – your long-time crush – just had to choose you.

Said crush gave a small cough and said, “so…”

“Yes, Kuroo?” you replied, not really knowing what else to say. You were kind of surprised, though, the suave volleyball captain suddenly going silent when no one else was around except yourself; you’d expected him to be more… loud and straightforward, you suppose.

“(Name), can I kiss you?” he asked all of a sudden, your cheeks immediately flared up at his request. He took your silence as a ‘no’ and stayed quiet.

“Y-yes.” you stammered, your heart pounding within your ribs.

And before you knew it, Kuroo had his arms wrapped around you and pulled you towards him, pressing you flushed against his chest. You could sort of make out his face in the dark, his cheeks looked darker than they should be.

Then, he placed his lips gently on yours, smiling when you reciprocated; you pulled away when you felt out of breath and shyly looked away.

“Aww, (Name),” Kuroo’s usual teasing voice had returned, “are you blushing because of me?”

You nodded, his arms still wrapped firmly around you, expecting him to say some dumb pun or something but instead,

“Finally,” he grinned, before nuzzling his face affectionately into your neck, “I’ve been trying for years.”

Tsukishima: You decided to go first, seeing as none of them looked like they wanted to. Sighing, you reached into the hat and pulled out the first thing you touched – a dinosaur keychain. Shit. You knew whose this was, the last person you’d expected it to be.

The blond groaned and stood up, making his way into the closet without you.

“Good luck, (Name)!” Hinata cheered, knowing that you definitely needed the luck with the bespectacled lamp post in there with you.

You stepped into the small, confining area and shut the door quietly. After a minute or so of complete silence, you decided to not say anything and simply maintain the quietness and just wait for the 7 minutes to be over.

After another minute, you heard his footsteps approaching you, so you stepped aside, trying to get out of his way before yelping when you felt 2 strong arms wrapping around your being.

“Tsukishim–” you were cut off by a pair of lips slamming against your own. Tsukishima bit your lower lip gently, taking advantage of the gasp that followed and proceeded to french kiss you like there was no tomorrow. Not that you were complaining. Once the initial shock had passed, you found yourself to be enjoying this and only pulled away to take a breather.

“I like you, (Name), a lot,” he said, his breathing heavy, “please be my girlfr–” You cut him off this time by slamming your lips against his, giving the blond the answer to his question.

Oikawa: Being the self-proclaimed “Prince of romance”. Oikawa took it upon himself to go first, pulling out a familiar-looking item. It was your phone. Oh no.

Seeing as you were close friends with the Karasuno team, the boys from said team decided to show their displeasure through ‘booing’ but nothing could stop Oikawa from getting what he wanted, so he proceeded to sweep you off you  feet (literally) and carry you into the closet.

Shutting the door with his foot, the Aoba Johsai student never bothered to let you down as he spoke, “(Name), if there’s anything I like more than volleyball and my horde of screaming fan-girls, it’s you, (Name)-chan.”

“W-what?” you were not prepared for this. Oikawa then proceeded to put you down n your feet carefully before swiftly pulling you into his arms and resting his head on your shoulder.

He nuzzled into your neck and pressed kisses all around before whispering into your ear, “please tell me you like me, too, (Name).”

After taking a moment to calm yourself down internally, you wrapped your own arms around him and tucked your head under his chin, resting your reddened face against his chest.

Oikawa smiled before gently pulling you away from his chest and bent down to peck your lips, his cheeks were flushed just like yours.

Kageyama: You groaned in internal suffering as you made your way to the hat and pulled out a key. How the hell were you suppose to know whose was this– goddammit. Kageyama stood up awkwardly and went forward, grasping your hand carefully as he led you into the closet.

Catcalls could be heard even after he’d closed the door.

Even in the dark space, you could see a faint outline of the boy, he stood there stiffly, scratching the back of his neck.

“K-kageyama?” you stuttered, deciding to take this moment to tell him about your feelings towards him.

“Hmm?” He replied, sounding slightly unsure.

“I, umm, I really,” you took a deep breath, “IreallyreallylikeyouKageyama.” You immediately turn around, not wanting to face him anymore, your cheeks were burning hot.

“(Name)…” he reached out in the darkness, only for his hand to land on your shoulder, very carefully, the setter turned you around and went forward, stopping only when he was right in front of you. “I really like you, too…” You looked up and was met with his blushing face very close to yours.

“Really?”

“Yes.” He bit his lip in consideration before lunging forward and slamming his lips against your own. You gasped at the sudden contact but he didn’t attempt at anything else until you wrapped your arms around his neck, pulling him closer and giving him permission to do what he wanted to. Kageyama smirked against your lips as his tongue slipped into your mouth.

“You’re quite the gentleman, aren’t you?” you giggled after pulling away, causing his cheeks to darken considerably.

Kenma: He didn’t want to go first. He didn’t even wanted to play; but since he was up from his spot already (thanks to Kuroo), Kenma decided he might as well get this over with; after all, he might even get to choose you by accident.

Your eyes shot open when you noticed what your crush had pulled out – it was your phone. Good lord, why?

Kenma only started walking towards the closet once you had gotten in, mentally preparing himself. Once he was inside the small space, he closed the door and sat down, his back leaning against the door. Shrugging, you decided to sit in front of him, avoiding his eyes for a whole 2 minutes.

“(Name)?” He suddenly said, “can I kiss you?” You gasped in surprise, Kenma wanted to kiss you? The pudding boy took your gasp as a sign of rejection and immediately backtracked, “y-you don’t have to.. I mean, I just… really like you…” He sounded to dejected you felt like slapping yourself.

“No!” you yelled out, “I mean… I like you, too and I-I’d love it if you’d kiss m-me…” You chewed on your lower lip, cheeks flaring up.

After a second of silence once more, you yelped in shock and found yourself pinned down by the usually quiet and reserved boy.

Kenma smiled before leaning down and pressing his lips against yours, smile widening when he felt you kissing back excitedly. “I… really… like you… (Name)  … be mine… please?” he said in between breaths.

“Yes… please…” you returned, looking forward to your new relationship.

as promised: the fetishism callout post!

let me just begin by saying there's nothing wrong with finding any of the cast members attractive. this is an EXTREMELY attractive cast. everyone is so FINE I bet even the folks backstage who we don't see are gorgeous. Its okay to be sexually attracted to them too! We've all made posts professing our love to the cast, which is perfectly fine!! Right now you're looking at Leslie Odom Jr's fiancé! we good!!

but ya see there's a big difference between "anthony ramos is my sweet freckled child <333" and "I want anthony to shove his #thicc cock inside of me and ten other cast members at the same time but also freckles uwu"

You see the difference right?? Right??????

I don't have anything against writing smut about the characters (who, yes, are technically real people but they've been dead for literal centuries ok. Let it go) but it just gets weird REEAAAAL fast when u say the same thing about musical!John Laurens and the real live human being Anthony Ramos. It gets even weirder when u talk about the cast members in this way in relations to each other??? Shipping real people in a serious, unironic way is just a lil :/// to me (I say "serious, unironic way" bc I do write rpf with my friend but its a Huge Joke™ and nonsexual and come on I don't actually ship sandra bullock and steve harvey together ok). I mean Anthony is quite frankly dating Jasmine Cephas Jones.....it's a legitimate fact. There are pictures. It's on Wikipedia. They're in LOVE and its PRECIOUS and they're gonna get MARRIED eventually so why tf r yall writing about him bottoming for Lin????????

And Lin!!! He has a beautiful WIFE AND SON. You can speculate about his sexuality, NOT PUBLICLY BC HE SEES THINGS, but that's fine if u honestly must??? (although he tweeted that he was straight once during his "grease live" livetweeting so......like......). U can talk about how cute he and jonathan groff are! But y'all don't stop there do u? Bc one second ur talkin about them being cute and then a sentence later it's all "and then he SUCKED his BIG FAT DICK clean off!!!!!! He was dickless!!!! While wearing their costumes!!!!!!!!!! He choked on the full decapitated dick!!!!!"

That shit ain't cute.

So, now that u finally realize that (hopefully), we can get to the real nitty mcfreaking gritty. this part is primarily for white fans but it technically applies to anyone who is not specifically latinx and/or black jsyk:

So even before the whole "baby girl" thing started, I saw quite a few of y'all calling Anthony and Lin "papi" which like.....why should I even have to tell you why this is wrong. If you're not latinx, DON'T USE THE WORD "PAPI", especially since most of y'all are using it in a sexual context. You went ahead and took an innocent word, and turned it into a way to sexualize your faves who just so happen to be latinx. It just ain't right, and its also?? weird??? Let me put it this way, I'm black but not jewish so thatd be like me calling daveed "bubbe". Or something. Either way see how that'd be gross and offensive? You're taking a part of them, a huge part of them, their culture, and turning it into something exotic and sexual. That, my friends, is fetishism.

Another good example of this is the whole "baby girl/boy" n "papa" thing. Y'all rly went ahead and took an cute nickname and rolled RIGHT with it lmao. @alexandralexander explained it beautifully in this post, but basically "papa" (and "mama") is a cute lil way of older folks to regard ppl who are younger than them. It's a caribbean thing, aka something yall just won't get. Idk what the whiter equivalent would be, idk like ur grandad calling u "big guy" or something??? Who knows. Just kno that its NOT SEXUAL IN ANYWAY LIKE WTF WHY DID Y'ALL MAKE THAT A DADDY KINK THING. WHY CAN NOTHING BE SACRED WITH YOU GUYS. Best believe when my grandparents call my brother "papa" they mean it in an endearing way. And that's how Lin meant it? I don't see how it could have been construed any other way??

As for the baby girl/boy thing, in all the times I've been called/heard someone else call someone baby girl, it was NOT sexual. It can be used that way, but it was n o t in this context. Again, its a cultural thing i guess. And with "baby boy", yall do remember that anthony plays lin's son in this show right. okay, just checking.

But forreal. what is wrong wit u guys. I told myself I wasn't gonna kinkshame nobody but its Time, it rly and truly is Time.

One last point I want to make (as if this isn't long enough already) is the language with which u talk about the cast too. This was said rly well in several posts especially this one that uses that tags ppl tend to use, but i’m gonna elaborate on it a little. I just want to know right now why Anthony (or our lighter skinned and SURE AS HELL THE WHITE cast members) is "sweet precious sunflower child cinnamon biscuit roll wheatgrass turkish delight with sprinkles or some other corny shit <333" while daveed is AUTOMATICALLY "raw me zaddy" THE FUCK??? Why we gotta go STRAAIGGHTT to zaddy-basis with daveed??? Why do I see y'all talking about his dick size???? Y'all dont do that from the get-go for the lighter skinned members (which is sad bc daveed is already a certified Lightskint™ so that's rly saying something)?? Why can't black actors (and characters) ever be seen as "sweet turnip bumblebees (???)" instead of either being put on an inhuman pedestal where it's "STEP ON ME BAD BITCH QUEEN" or sexualized with some "CHOKE ME YOU COCKSLUT" ???? Ask yourselves why y'all do that. I'll wait. 
And y'all don't even TALK about oak (as a quick sidenote okieriete is not that hard of a name to pronounce y'all just don't care to try. It sounds exactly like its spelled) but tbh I don't rly want u to bc you'd just sexualize him as well. Plus that means more for me cause I'm engaged to him too :) remember to save the date!!
This was all over the place and idk if I even said what I was trying to say but whatever. I guess what I'm trying to say is (and this is to white fans) you're stanning a thing full of people of color. im assuming that this is probably the first thing that youve been rly into that has included exclusively people of color. Please just be mindful of the way you talk about them. There's a history of you exotifying and sexualizing poc to the point that historically, people have been killed for??? There's a history behind y'all calling latinx folks "papi" and automatically assuming black folks got a big dick ok lmao. At the end of the day, the way you talk about them shows that you don't rly respect them as much as you claim to do??? Idk I wish I had made notes about this bc it sounded waaaaaaayyy better in my head but! Whatever it's still lit. s/o to @aaronsburrr for assistance! 

Characters: Bernie Wolfe, Serena Campbell
Ships: Berena haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay~
WC: 564
Rated: G

“I’ve made a discovery.”  Bernie shut the office door behind her and leaned against it, crossing her arms and looking very grave.

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anonymous asked:

you always talk about books that i've never heard of but end up adoring when i read them. do you have a list of the most-loved books you'd recommend to someone?

alRIGHT i’ve been saving up for a while cuz i havent read a lot of books during this sem. but here’s the previous Book Rec i made and here’s some new ones:

Series

  • Incarcerado Trilogy by John Hornor Jacobs – G OD I love this trilogy. Read the first and second book in a matter of hours. Devoured it. It covers some dark stuff (rape, abuse, dark morality and so on) but dang was it all worth it. It also includes queer themes in some instances (the main chara is possibly bi?) although more so in the 2nd book than the first. I’m willing to buy the third soon
  • The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
  • Pantomime (Micah Grey Series) by Laura Lam - ok so I haven’t finished this book cuz the sem got too busy and I had to return it to the lib before I got past chapter 3, B UT I SWEAR ITS GOOD. Curse the long library hold list that is keeping me away from this book #lgbqt themes that idk if i should spoil?
  • The Culling (The Torch Keeper Series) by Steven dos Santos – Same as Pantomime in that I couldn’t read it, but I’ve had such good recommendations for it, and the summary is something I’m a sucker for #lgbqt themes (the main chara is gay for some one im p sure)
  • Proxy Series by Alex London– It was a bit hard to get a grasp on this one but I think its p good. With a queer poc main chara that isn’t pushed to romance in every corner, it’s kind of hard to not like.
  • The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series by Maggie Stiefvater – I know I’ve been very open with my love of the Raven Cycle series, but The Wolves of Mercy Falls, starting with Shiver was where I fell in love with Stiefvater’s voice. Its got wolves and that was enough for middle school me back then. It’s a hit-and-miss series for people; they easily compare it to twilight and I’m not gonna rebuke that. It is. I see that now. The love angle sure reminds me of it, especially the way the characters put themselves in dangerous situations. So take this recommendation with a grain of salt.
  • The Chronicles of Faerie by O.R. Mellings – TBH I’ve only ever read the first book, The Hunter’s Moon and I loved it. But I never got in touch with the later parts of the series, so I’m iffy about it. Goodreads gives them good ratings tho.
  • The 39 Clues series (and every freakin sequel series they make after that I guess) by Various Artists/Scholastic Inc – One expensive series for me, because theres shit ton of books under this series now, and I wanted to buy every one of them for the cards and clues each book provided. But expenses aside, I’ve read (and painfully collected) the first series. Its written for a middle-school audience so some parts are predictable but I liked the foundation of the story: Siblings faced against their family members of the Cahills, the world’s most powerful family. It’s a good and fast read, got a good mix of history and mystery. And their website was the source of many hours spent during my middle school years.
  • The School of Good and Evil Series by Somani Chainani – So good. Listen, I judge a book by its cover, it’s the truth. And when I saw the cover, I scoffed at it. But when I actually read it? I would smack past-me for making fun of it. I have a good list of songs from both Wicked and the Phantom of the Opera that would work wonders for these characters in this series and I think that describes it well.
  • EDIT: The Leviathan Series by Scott Westerfield – HOW COULD I FORGET THIS BEAUTIFUL SERIES. Listen, if ur any steampunk fan then this is a must-read series. It follows 2 povs: a runaway prince and a girl in disguise. They’re brilliant brats the 2 of them and i love them dearly. Also the ship, the floating beasty in the skies. U gotta love that. 

Singles

  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – my bff was persistent about getting me into this book and I’m glad she did. It’s…poignant in some parts but god it’s good.
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff – I don’t remember much since I read it so long ago but I remember there was such great voice that brought me back to my love for fairy tales and such
  • Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff – As I’m typing this up I never noticed they were the same author of the Replacement, but holy cow it would explain the voice dragged me in when I read the first pages of the book.
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

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“Hey could you do a song preference kind of thing? I don’t really have anything specific but maybe something kind of sad-ish and not a 5sos song please :) thanks!”

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It was the middle of the night and the sound of my phone ringing startled me from my mindless staring at the ceiling. This was a normal thing for me now - never being able to sleep at night because of the thoughts running through my mind and the pain aching in my heart. Tonight was harder than usual. It would have been mine and Calum’s 5 year anniversary, and it was also the one year mark since our break-up.

We were together for 4 years and I was sure he was the one I’d be marrying someday. We were in love. He was my soulmate. We had planned out our entire lives together. But then one day, everything changed. The life of being a band member’s girlfriend wasn’t easy but we had made it through plenty of tours in the past. This time was just different for some reason. We spent more time away from each other than we did together. I don’t know, maybe that’s what the whole thing came down to.

It was our 4 year anniversary and also the day before he left for tour again. This tour was the biggest one yet, and he’d be gone longer than ever before. I was trying to stay positive and was looking forward to spending the day celebrating 4 years, but I had an uneasy feeling in my stomach since the minute I woke up that morning. I couldn’t help but feel that something was off. Calum was supposed to pick me up later that afternoon for our date. But when he showed up unexpectedly on my doorstep with that look in his eyes, I knew.

As cliche as ever, his reasoning for splitting up was because of tour. He tried to reassure me many times by telling me that all of his feelings over the years were real, that he was in love with me and always saw a life together for the two of us. And I never doubted that for a second. But he said as happy as I made him, this isn’t what he envisioned for himself, or for me. He barely spent any time at home anymore and regardless of how much we tried to deny it, it took a toll on our relationship. He said it wasn’t fair to either of us and that we both deserved more than a relationship based on phone calls and seeing each other briefly every few months. I think a part of me knew he was right, but the idea of living without him was something I couldn’t even fathom at the moment. I sobbed and begged him not to give up just yet… to give it a chance, to give us a chance. But he had already made up his mind. And with that, he was out of my life and off to somewhere new again.

I was absolutely heartbroken. I had never felt so much pain in my entire life and there were times when I felt like I didn’t even have the will to live anymore. I was hurt, sad, pissed, just about every emotion in the book. How could someone who truly loves you just disappear from your life and never talk to you again? Although a part of me knew it was probably better that way because talking to him would make it harder to move on and let go. About a month into tour, photos and stories of Calum and other girls started to surface. It was like twisting the knife in my back even deeper, but I had to face it. Being committed to me all those years prevented him from going out and meeting other women like his bandmates were able to do. A few months later, he started dating someone new. I think that hurt even worse. Hooking up with different girls in different cities was different because there weren’t feelings involved. But dating someone new meant he had feelings for someone else and I didn’t know how to handle that. She’s from LA which made sense because anymore, the guys spend more time there than they do at home. A year later and they’re still together. My heart still aches and I still miss Calum but I’ve moved on.

“Hello,” I answered.

“Hey.. it’s.. it’s Calum,” he said with a quiet raspyness to his voice.

“Hey,” I whispered, trying to steady my breathing.

“So it’s been…,”

“I know,” I said, cutting him off.

“….How are you?,” he asked hesitantly.

“It’s been a lonely year,” I replied, trying not to let him hear the sadness behind my words.

“I miss your voice,” he said hesitantly after a bit of silence.

“You know… it still hurts me to know you’re not alone? Don’t worry, I’ll stay out of your life.. but it still kills me,” I spit out. 

“Maybe I don’t want you out of my life anymore,” he replied.

“Whatever Calum, I bet I don’t even run through your mind,” I shot back.

“I’m the one who called you, didn’t I?,” he replied, and I didn’t know what to say, so I sat there not saying a word.

“I write songs about you all the time,” he said quietly, almost whispering.

“You know, it’s 4am and you’re keeping me from closing my eyes yet again. I just have to know, does the thought of me ever keep you up at night?,” I asked.

“Of course it does, all the time. I miss you,” he answered.

“Calum, why did you even call me? What was the point?,” I finally asked after a few more seconds of silence on both of our ends. Awkward silence is something that had never happened between us before.

“I don’t know really. As selfish and crazy as it sounds, I guess I just want you back in my life,” he said.

“You know Calum… I miss you. I always miss you. I probably always will. But you gave up on me… you gave up on us. and now I’ve given up on you.” I said as a tear rolled down my cheek and I ended the call.


Ok this was shitty I’ve never done one of these before so don’t judge me but I wrote it a while ago and decided to finally post it. Idk, let me know what you think??? 

kuuxkat  asked:

So everyone under the sun is either obsessed with 1)Third Year Angst, 2) Idol Serious Business 3) Aqours Finally Getting it. But what about Chika? I mean - this isn't the first time she had frozen up after things had gone wrong. Yes - she tried her best to get her act together as a leader, but she should be aware that it isn't enough. I mean - even You was waiting patiently for her to just let it out. She isn't really quite leader material yet. How do you see her developing?

The short answer: Chika definitely has leadership qualities. Her issue is that she’s trying to force herself to grow too quickly; ironically, this is exactly what’s hindering her development. In order to become the leader of a school idol group, Chika needs to learn how to trust her friends. Once Chika learns this, she’ll have a much better grasp of the group dynamics and can properly advance as the leader of Aqours.

As for the long answer: we’ll need to analyze not just one, but two former leaders in order to do this. Say hello to our old pal, the read-more cut.

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There’s been a lot of discussion since Kill la Kill’s air about its treatment of female characters and sexuality. Recently I’ve seen a lot of terms being applied to the show - ‘degrading’, 'feminist’, 'sexist’ - and while I think there are a lot of really interesting viewpoints, what bugs me is how people seem to be leaning toward one side or the other. Either Kill la Kill is about sexually objectifying women or it is about liberating them. Either it advocates these things through the use of rape and noncon, or it uses these things ironically to make a point.

In a sense, I think it’s really a mix of all of them, but I do think that before anything can be applied to Kill la Kill and what it says, you first have to try and understand the cultural context of where Kill la Kill is coming from. In Japan, not only is sexuality in women incredibly traditional (girls are more pressured to look young and act cute in Japanese society - see the AKB48 example) but it’s also condemned.(girls are not supposed to have any sexual desires and be confined to roles where they lack power or agency - especially enforced in high school through uniforms and regulations, etc). Shame is something that should be a punishment to girls - public humiliation is actually quite common in Japanese society, and it’s not pretty (once again, see the AKB0048 example). 

What Kill la Kill seeks to do, based on many traditional influences like Go Nagai (who played a huge role on women in animanga in the70s and 80s) and the fact that the crew is from TTGL (which also was a show that tried to make a revolution about certain tropes - mainly the mecha genre and the indomitable human spirit), is make a statement about this. I cannot necessarily say if this statement is good or bad as it’s way too early to tell what’s going on regarding thematic messages but I can say that based on what’s happened and what’s been portrayed so far is that there are things we can notice and pick up and examine.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I've seen a lot of people, including CSers say that the show has queer baited with SQ since season 1 and that there was subtext there since that same season and what have you, and I wanted to know your opinion on it. I am not that versed on those kind of tropes and for me there was never any indication of any of that at all, but since clearly there's no way SQers will ever not see Emma's sacrifice as a romantic gesture and no one can see the future and anything can happen on a TV show (1/2)

(2/2) I just would like your input on why it (romantic SQ as a big “surprise” at the end of the show, or if they do have 3 more seasons would they have time to pull it off?) wouldn’t make sense for the story they’re trying to tell, or do you think they would eventually give in to those fans pressure? Idk, seeing this CSer (who also writes meta) defending that “well we don’t really know because anything can happen and they queer bait” really surprised/shook me I guess.

Okay. Everyone knows I hate talking about this, and I especially hate the constant/fixated paranoia on SQ somehow magically becoming a thing; it’s one of the worst traits of the CS fandom. But since people are bringing this to my inbox over and over, I might as well address this in one spot. And it may get ranty in places. In which case, please don’t come crying to me about it. I don’t care.

First off, the show does not queerbait SQ. I am not saying the promotional team doesn’t, and that other entertainment websites don’t do so; i.e. E!Online titling the sneak peek, “Regina to Emma: I Need You.” Clearly the people in the social media/blogosphere know that SQ is comparatively popular and that it has a vocal online presence, so they’re going to use it to attract buzz and hits. This is different from it being reflected in the show. When they were asked unambiguously about it during the Comic Con That Shall Not Be Named, TPTB shut it down. If they were queerbaiting, they would not have done so. Instead they made it clear in no uncertain terms that if people wanted to enjoy Emma/Regina and ship them romantically, they were welcome to do so, but that was not the story they were writing and they had never planned for their moments to be interpreted in that way. If people are so determined to read Emma and Regina’s clashes in season 1 and onward as romantic/sexual tension in nature, that is their prerogative. But that is never something the show has endorsed. Building Emma and Regina’s relationship and exploring how it changes, as mortal enemies turned co-parents turned friends and family members, is not queer baiting. I’m sorry if people are so blinded by their hatred and fear of a fanon ship that they can’t see this, but them’s the facts. If OUAT was queerbaiting them, it would put them in, say, Emma and Killian’s pose from 4x01 (conveniently falling on top of each other while fighting a monster/other suggestive position) and continue to include such moments. It hasn’t done that. The most non-antagonistic physical contact Emma and Regina have ever had is Regina putting a grateful hand on Emma’s shoulder post their fight against Chernabog, 4x12. So don’t make out as if they’re writing some sort of torrid love story that they’re refusing to acknowledge (whether on the pro-or-anti SQ side of this argument). Aside from being incredibly obnoxious, it doesn’t make anyone look good.

Next, “well anything can happen” is a big fat lie. OUAT likes its soapy plot twists, but in regards to its romantic pairs, it has and continues to follow extremely predictable tropes and patterns. They won’t break up Bumbelle despite literally every reason in the world to do so; there is zero chance they are going to throw away an insanely popular couple that they have planned from the start (as confirmed many, MANY times by the writers) because of a loud minority of entitled, bratty fans on twitter. That is not the way television works, at least not in this case. I don’t know where fandom gets off thinking it’s so pivotal to what happens on OUAT, when Adam and Eddy repeatedly make fun of the idea that it influences or alters the show. It doesn’t. CS gets buzz and popularity out the wazoo. They wrote it intending for it to be the case since Killian and Emma’s very first episode together – i.e. the thing they did not do for SQ. They have continued to develop it and use it for promotional and viewership reasons. People love it. It was in the final two for top TV ships, and Colin was in the final two for leading TV men. So I don’t quite get why the fandom is so eager to think this giant cash cow/publicity/viewer machine is this dainty flower that is secretly hated by the writers and will be tossed at the first chance they get. Colin is walking viewer eyeballs. Emma is the main character. They’ve gotten everything out of CS they wanted, and then some. Please shut up about “omg they might just destroy it out of nowhere.” You are wrong.

Third, this fixation on SQ is due to an irrational and outsized paranoia of Regina, her popularity/fanbase, and/or her entire existence on the show.  Sorry not sorry. Regina is a central character on the show and has been from the start. Her relationship with the Charmings and Emma was central to its existence before Robin and Killian ever came along; if Regina hadn’t cast the original Dark Curse, the show itself would not exist. That is its entire premise. She has changed and grown in many, many ways, including her relationship with said family. Newsflash: sticking your fingers in your ears and ignoring all her character development doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, sorry. If you wanted her to stay the Evil Queen forever, sorry. If you’re so insecure in your ship and your favorites that you think any hint of Regina’s redemption must mean they’re setting her up for a love story with Emma, sorry. If you think that her continued existence on the show and having major story lines and arcs is a threat, you need help. If you’re so deep in your pathological Regina hatred that just seeing her makes you angry, you really need help. She has her own true love (confirmed multiple times by the writers and in the last goddamn episode alone) and his name is Robin Hood. If you don’t believe that, it’s because you won’t believe anything you’re ever told and no proof will ever be enough for you, because you will always exist in your little bizarro universe. In which case, fine, but leave the grownups alone, please.

Fourth, as I have said a gigazillion times, Emma would have sacrificed herself for Regina even if they were still mortal enemies (as when she saved her from the mayor’s office fire in season 1) because that is what good people do and Emma Swan is a fucking heroine. To think she wouldn’t do it after three seasons of development and befriending Regina and them fighting together and Regina talking her down from the darkness with Lily on the highway and so forth is asinine. Emma had every right to do it FOR REGINA (even if it was only for her, WHICH IT WASN’T). Emma can do things for friends and people she cares about and family members (such as Regina is) NOT NAMED SNOW, CHARMING, HENRY, OR KILLIAN. Just because you hate Regina and think no good thing ever involving her is justified, doesn’t mean EMMA does or that the show or reality does. Has Regina’s development and story been pushed forward at the expense of other characters? Sometimes, yes. Do you have to like her? No. Can you think there has been too much of her or that she should have had to do things differently? Of course. But to act like this is grossly unexpected and/or unwarranted is just wrong and makes me seriously suspect your ability to interpret the rest of canon. Get over your Regina hate!boner just for the sake of seeing everything she does in the worst possible light. It’s embarrassing.

Last, because it bears repeating, CS IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE. I have literally spent the last TWO YEARS analyzing and interpreting this couple and predicting their future development back from the dark days of season 2. And guess what? I have been consistently right in details both large and small. Have I missed things? Yes, because I don’t write the show. I have been premature on my predictions and on the pace and the moments they want to include and so forth. But from their very first episode together in Tallahassee, I was predicting their arc and how they were going to develop and that they were going to be an epic True Love couple. Forgive me if I can’t be bothered to give the time of day to the flavor-of-the-week “omg they will break up/ruin CS in this way” pessimistic predictions. The nervous nellies have NEVER BEEN RIGHT. NEVER. So why all this thinking they’re going to start now. I have plenty of confidence in my ability to see CS clearly and to anticipate where they are going with the story. The upcoming season will be huge for them. Regina will play a role, as will the rest of Emma’s family, in helping her overcome the DO. But any doubt that they will continue as they have, and that they will continue to grow and develop and fall ever more deeply in love, is ludicrous. Get on with it. Worry about real things. Live your life. Please.

/drops mic

/exit stage left

Okay, so after much deliberation with the lovely chaitea09, I have finally finished Varlen’s pre-Inquisition backstory now that he is not the Herald (that role goes to his lovely twin sister, Riven Lavellan, who let’s face it would do a much better job)!

Under the cut for those who happen to still be interested in Varlen the Alpha-Dork (it has been a very spammy week, and I do apologise. I’m just in real deep guys help me).

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