if i think the ending is fixed already i might as well be saying i think that its ok

down to brass tacks

happy valentine’s day, everybody!! <3 canon verse, 3k+

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They finally get a lead on Kelly Kline on a Saturday. Spurred on by guilt and probably a bit of cabin fever, Castiel turns right around from the hunt he just returned from with Mary to chase her down.

“Oh,” Castiel says, turning. He sticks a hand into his coat pocket. “I almost forgot.”

It isn’t like him to forget things, so the move has to be calculated. Then again, he loses his phone all over the place. Maybe he really did just forget whatever it is. Dean’s startled out of his musing by a shiny projectile hurtling towards his face, which he catches gracelessly in one hand. The metal, whatever it is, feels cool in his palm. He blinks up at Castiel.

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Supergirl Editorial

So I’m a writer, I’ve written fanfiction, I’ve written short stories, I’ve written poems, I’ve written scripts, I’ve done a lot of writing. I’ve done enough writing to know that what they’re doing on Supergirl this season, well let’s just say, it’s been missing a few marks. Look, I just have one question for the writers of this show, just one. What’s going on with you guys this season? I mean truly, what is going on? Last season was strong in character development, action, good storytelling, and it seems that a few of those things are lacking this season. Let’s start with a certain new character who goes by the name Mon-El. Now before I get started, I want to make one thing perfectly clear, I actually really like Mon-El, I am not even joking. I think he’s fun, he has a good sense of humor, Chris Wood is clearly having a blast playing him, and his positive attitude is freaking contagious. Yes he was a jackass in the beginning, but he’s coming around. Not only that, I think his story arc is really interesting, I’m curious to learn about his past, whether or not he’s the prince, and I’d actually like to see him develop his powers and become more like his comic book counterpart. However, all of this seems to be taking second banana to a romantic story arc that is forced, not entertaining, done with actors that have zero romantic chemistry, and something that literally a huge majority of the fans don’t want. But here’s my problem, with it. Well I have a lot of problems with it, but let’s just go with the basic. It lends absolutely nothing to the overall story. And as a writer, that really bugs me. You give us the potential for a fun and great character, a character who could actually have a future on these shows, and you turn him into the arrowverse equivalent of Mary-Jane from the Sam Rami Spider-Man movies. Oh that’s right, I went there. A romance based on some “Dude-bro” guilt tripping a girl into liking him is not only a terrible plot point, but a pointless one at that. Now on the other hand, maybe making them a non healthy relationship is the idea, which if that’s the case, ok, but you’re giving us no reason to think that. For example, in season six of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy sleeping with Spike was purposely meant to be a destructive relationship. It was meant to show how Buffy hated being back on Earth and how she was using Spike to help quench these feelings. And it was very clearly meant to be non healthy. Here, it’s just “oh Kara’s friends are all abandoning her and she feels lonely (Which by the way, Alex ditching Kara on her birthday? Really guys? Really?) and Mon-El is the only one who is there to comfort her”, I mean give me a break. And as I stated before, Melissa and Chris have absolutely no romantic chemistry, they have great friendship chemistry, hell they even have a bit of sibling chemistry, but no romantic chemistry. Which brings us to another topic (yea you all knew this was coming), let’s discuss another new character who goes by the name Lena Luthor. Here is a character who is interesting, complex, well written, well acted, and who has flaming hot chemistry with Kara. Now please, writers, please explain to me why we can’t have Kara and Lena together? Cause of Alex and Maggie? It’d be too much to have two lesbian couples on one show? Come on, its 20freaking17. Same sex couples on tv shows are not as taboo as they used to be. Now one could make the argument that they’ve already had one coming out story, and two could be redundant, ok, a fair point. But remember what Mon-El said last episode? How Daxamites didn’t care about sexuality? Who says the same can’t be said for Kryptonians? Hell, you could just have Kara and Lena get together, and when she announces it, everyone being confused about her liking girls all of a sudden, that could actually be really funny. Or if you prefer the dramatic way, Kara being inspired by Alex to question her own sexuality as well could be good, as well as believable for Kara as a character, given the bond that her and Alex share. And I’m sure there are quite a few other ways you could do it. All I know is, it would probably be a lot better than the current romantic arc you have for her at the moment. Also, I don’t think we can talk about Lena without bringing up the giant elephant in the room that is the supposed “spoilers” for 2x15. I’m gonna be blunt, I don’t know if these rumors are true or not, but if they are, I got a few words. First of all, if Lena really does become a villain all of a sudden, it will just be plain stupid. Not only stupid, but lazy as well. If you write her entire arc on her trying to be better than her family name, and prove that not all Luthors are evil, then have her just become the villain randomly, that is not interesting character development. And I’m perfectly aware of the fact that it wouldn’t be the first time a good guy was really the villain the whole time in these shows. But here’s the thing (SPOILER ALERT for those of you who haven’t seen The Flash) Eobard Thawne and Hunter Zolomon were pretending to be people they weren’t (Harrison Welles and Jay Garrick), and they are established villains in the comics. Lena Luthor is not a villain in the comics. Nor was she in Smallville (SPOILER ALERT for those who haven’t seen Smallville). Yes for those who remember, Tess Mercer was in fact Lena Luthor. Now she was unbelievably shady and sinister as all get out, but in the end, she was still one the good guys, she was loyal to Clark and everybody to the very end. So making her a villain would not only be stupid and lazy, but it also wouldn’t make any sense. I also read somewhere that the idea of Kara and Mon-El is that they’re supposed to be “Star crossed lovers”, I’m sorry but nothing would be more star crossed than a Super and a Luthor, even you guys have to admit that. I’ll say this, there are only two ways I can think of, that maybe, just maybe, you can make Lena a villain to where we might buy it. You could either make her the villain for the rest of the season (which given the fact that Kevin Sorbo and Teri Hatcher are looking to be the villains this season, I doubt that’ll happen) or make her descent into villainy expand over the course of seasons, like Lex in Smallville or Morgana in Merlin. So basically, making her a villain and just killing her off would be one of the single most moronic moves you guys could even think of pulling. I’ve had people tell me that it’s not the writers jobs to please the fans, a notion to which I respectfully disagree. When the writers continually write what the majority of the fans don’t want, they will stop watching, the numbers will drop, and the show will get canceled. If they do give what the fans what they want, they will watch, the ratings will climb, the show will stay, and you will make money, it’s literally that simple. And you know what? The majority of the fans want Supercorp, I know there is a percentage that do want Karamel, and I don’t mean to sound like a prick, I really don’t, but Supercorp fans vastly outnumber Karamel fans, and the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. I hate to say it, but guys, if you look at the chart, it’s pretty clear. And like I said before, I don’t even know if these rumors are true. And if I’m wrong, cool, this post will be irrelevant. We’ll watch the show, peacefully, quietly, we’ll enjoy it. But if I’m right, you will not only lose respect from me as both a fan and as a writer, but you will lose respect from quite a large amount of fans as well. So please, we’re begging you here. These plot lines are a total mess and they are not hard to fix. Hell, why don’t you reach out to the fans for advice? I’ve seen plenty of fan fiction plot lines that are better than the current ones. I mean the fans already know what they want, giving it to them is not that complicated. I love Supergirl so much, it’s become one of my favorite tv shows ever, please don’t let some stupid, very easily avoidable, romance plot line ruin it. This has been an editorial from That Writer Guy. Hope you enjoyed.

Until It’s Gone - Ch.6

Overview: Both brothers had loved and lost her. One night, Sam gets a phone call that changes everything.

Characters: Sam, Dean, Reader

Warnings: mild language, hunting vibes, protective Winchesters (yay!)

Word Count: 1,880

A/N: This is the sixth chapter in my newest ongoing series. Thanks to @wheresthekillswitch and @hannahindie for being my letter checkers and fellow fangirls :) My writing soulmate and sole sister…life wouldn’t be the same without you. There’s a good bit more Dean in this chapter, and it ends with a bang. We’re going hunting… Feedback is always loved and appreciated!

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Sam felt Y/N slowly slip out of his arms in the morning, but he kept his eyes shut and remained motionless to feign sleep. He heard her make her way to the bathroom and close the door behind her before the sound of running water reached his ears. Sam smiled to himself. Y/N always took a shower in the mornings. It was a habit that had been lovingly picked at and teased over when she’d lived in the bunker.

Sam got dressed for the day and made up the bed before going to the kitchen to search for breakfast. Y/N joined him a few minutes later, her cheeks still flushed from her shower and her hair pulled back into a neat braid. He noticed her attire and set down the second half of the bagel he had been working on.

“Y/N… why are you dressed to go hunting?” It was her lace up, waterproof boots that gave it away. She always and only wore them on hunts.

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X Reader part 2

Prompt: Y/N getting over Sirius

Era: Marauders Era without the war

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Originally posted by unloadthecargo

“The unicorn hair core has a powerful…. Powerful… powerful….” Y/N whispers as she starts to zone out.

Bam!

A loud bang on the table shakes Y/N back to reality.

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Celebrate Me Home - The One With All the Catharsis (Final Part)

Pairings: Dean x Reader

Word Count: 8.9k ish (nearly half is smut and I don’t even know how that happened)

Warnings: Pain and angst, fighting, SMUT, ORAL (FEMALE RECEIVING), MUTUAL MASTURBASTION (A BRIEF MENTION OF IT), SEX (A TAD BIT DESPERATE), ALL AROUND DIRTY DIRTY DESPERATION, rounded out with a good dose of sap and fluff.

Summary: A Dean Winchester Holiday//Daddy//Bookstore!AU ~ She’s done too much. She’s caused too many problems. Her judgement isn’t the best, but her heart is in the right place. Although, she’s worries that place just may be back in Pine Tree.

A/n: I can’t believe we’ve come to this point. I can’t believe we’re here. This has been such an experience for me. I’m so glad that I took the time to bring this story to life. It had been eating away at me for years and here we are. Thank you all so much for reading and commenting, and reblogging. This part of the story is ending, but this isn’t the last we’ll see of these characters. I promise you that much!

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December 26th, 2011…1 Day after Christmas

It happens in an instant. So quickly and without a second thought, in fact, that Cas doesn’t even get a chance to finish his words. He can’t even complete his sentence before y/n is turning the key in her ignition and pulling out of the parking lot she’d taken residence in for the better part of the day.

How she manages to get her car started and on the road without taking out a tree or woodland creature, she doesn’t know. But she’s speeding down the highway in no time, working the back roads like it’s second nature to her, and at this point she’s sure it is.

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Hacked (Sombra x reader)

A/n: to the anon who requested some awkward Sombra, I hope you like it ^^ thank you for the request

Edited 12/20/16 by @shadowbolt64

The lights flickered as the underground subway made its first turn out of the subway station. The old thing squeaked and sputtered in protest as it continued down the rusted tracks. Your eyes glided across the many faces of the early morning commuters who were taking the early subway to work.

Most of the bodies on the train were covered in dark heavy coats and thick scarfs, as the subway could not hold the heat inside of the old passenger car, even if it was ten feet underground. The winter morning was definitely the worst time to commute on a subway.

You held tightly to the old leather strap that was attached above your head, you tried to keep your balance as the subway went over another bump. You groaned in protest as you quickly grabbed your phone out of your pocket to look at the news.

You could see your own breath as you slipped your hand from one of your gloves to scroll through your newsfeed. You lazily looked over the passengers in front of you. Trying to find something decent to look at while you were waiting for your stop.

Suddenly a message popped up in the middle of your screen, your eyes squinted at the message. It clearly read that your data usage was almost up and that data should be turned off.

You scoffed loudly as you quickly exited out of the news app and went into your settings. You crossed your fingers that there was an unprotected Wi-Fi somewhere that you could use. It wasn’t exactly legal, but who would catch you?

As the phone searched for a signal it immediately picked up on a unprotected network that had three bars in your area. The Wi-Fi was named S0mbra1. Curious you tried to connect to the network and sure enough it worked. Your eyes lit up with delight as the network allowed you to browse your favorite apps.

It was an incredible network, it loaded all photos and videos on the app in an instant and would never buffer. Your smile widened as the network continued to do its magic.

Suddenly, the subway came to a halt, you looked up to the old blinking sign confirming that this was your stop. The light in your eyes faded away as you slipped your phone into your pocket and continued to your work.

You threw your belongings on your small desk as you quickly sat in your office chair. Your spun it around a couple of times before you turned on the tower hiding underneath your desk as well as the monitor. The painfully familiar blue screen clicked on with the usual request for a username and password. You rolled your eyes as you quickly typed it in. You navigated to the online service and typed in yet another login. Your job was one of the worst out there but hey, money is money right?

You slipped on your usual headset and clicked a button on the side; it immediately directed you to a call. You cleared your throat and introduced yourself.

“Hello, this is y/n with tech support. How may I help you?”

The voice on the other line belonged to a Hispanic woman who casually talked to you in a rather calm tone.

“Yeah I had a question about my computer, the monitor seems to be glitching out and the mouse isn’t appearing on my screen, what should I do?”

Before you could answer you heard rather fast typing on the other end. It seemed rapid and well placed as if the person knew what they were doing.

Suddenly, your monitor went white before revealing the screen of another computer. Your eyes went wide with shock as you quickly shuddered into the microphone.

“H-hey, I’m going to need to put you on hold for a second, my computer isn’t w-working properly.”

Suddenly the typing on the other line paused, the sound of a moving chair could be heard as the women continued to speak.

“Oh, that is me, I hacked the server your company is currently using with your IP to show you what is happening, I thought it might be easier for you to se-”

“And if you know how to hack a private network do you really think you need tech supports help?”

The awkward tension grew as the silence was dragged on. You heard the woman tapping her nails on her desk thinking of an explanation for her actions. She finally took a deep breath and answered.

“Yes, b-because I need assistance with the monitor a-and I don’t know how to fix it.”

You’re rolled your eyes before quickly saying something to stop her from rambling on forever.

“Ok, thank you very much for calling tech support, you have the number on your phone already so call when you have a real problem ok?”

Before you gave her a chance to respond you quickly ended the call before she could continue. You leaned back in your chair letting out a long drawn out sigh.

Your monitor sputtered and clicked a bit before displaying a rather suspicious purple coding. Soon your computer was automatically transferred to a Skype call to a women with electric violet dyed hair and rather vibrant clothes. She spoke up before you could freak out about her being on your screen.

“Ok listen, I’m sorry for all of my fussing. But when I saw you on the subway you looked really cute in that winter coat so I wanted to get to know you. So I decided to help you out with the Wi-Fi network and I wanted to talk to you, so that’s why I made the call and that’s… why I am … here.”

Her face suddenly became warm as she scratched the back of her neck waiting for a response. Your first reaction was a loud laugh before you looked back at your screen.

“You seriously hacked my computer just so you could talk to me? Ha! That is just hilarious.”

Her nose suddenly scrunched up while you continued to have your laughing fit. She crossed her arms before responding.

“You really think I was just going to walk up to you and say hi, this was way more elaborate then anything anyone else could do.”

You finally got you composure back and cleared your throat before responding.

“Oh no! That is very elaborate… and I thought it was cool, it’s not often you meet someone who can hack a server just to talk to someone, we should talk more often.”

Suddenly the woman’s eyes went wide with shock before she let a smirk fall on her face. She wasn’t actually expecting you to comply with a wave of her hand she did her best to cover her blush before responding.

“Perfect, I’ll keep in touch. Talk to you later.”

Before you could reply your screen went back to its usual blue hue. As if it never even happened. You slumped in your chair and let out a tired sigh. You realized that before she left you never even asked for her name.

Suddenly your phone dinged with a message. You looked over at it and saw that a new contact by the name of Sombra was added to your phone, and the number already sent a message.

“Did you think I wouldn’t get your number before leaving? That’s what happens when you join unprotected networks.”

You let a smile creep up on your face as you leaned back in your chair and responded.

“As I said before I would love to chat more, Sombra.”


(Forgive me if she seems cheesy! I don’t know her well enough yet ;-;)

Blabbermouth (Jimin | Fluff)

Prompt source: Daily AU Prompts

Masterlist

Member: Park Jimin

Genre: Summer Fluff

Words: 1.498 (Drabble)

Summary: Wow, um. When I told you your shirt was inside out I didn’t expect you to take it off and fix it right here in front of me. Excuse me while I pass out because of your hotness.

N/A: This was pretty fun to do!

Originally posted by jitamin

Summer in Los Angeles is like going to a sauna in hell. You can fucking imagine. I mean, I’ve been living here my whole life, so you can take my word. It gets really hot.

Each and every new summer season I feel like my body will melt against the pavement whenever I abandon the safety of my house –and the air conditioned that inhabits there and that I call Bobo. Don’t ask why. Never.

You live right next to the beach, so cool.’ They said. ‘It’s not that hot, you are overreacting.’ They said.

Well, let me tell you that those empty statements are not precisely helping me while I wait in an outrageously long queue outside a new coffee shop. We have exactly fifteen hipsters in front of us –They are fifteen, I swear, I counted them– that are waiting patiently for their iced coffee while this sun of justice hits me on the face with all its power. Which is quite a lot.

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Rumor Has It

Group/Member: GOT7/Jackson ft. Bambam

Genre: fluff, supposedly humor/comedy

Word Count: 1.2k

Summary: “Er… everyone loves food. Ask her out to lunch or something?”

Requested: yep!

Author’s Note: took me too long to finish this request after rewriting it again and again ;; hopefully you’ll like it, tho! <3

- Admin Kat

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(Re)cycle - Eisuke Ichinomiya

Title: (Re)cycle or How Many Times Do I Have to See You Until You Get Tired of Me

Summary: Somehow, the universe always found a way to bring them together, only to separate them again. So, Eisuke does what he does best—defy the damn universe. Reincarnation AU.

Genre: ANGST, Romance, and Historical if you squint

Pairing: MC/Eisuke

a/n:  This idea has actually been floating in my head for a while. That, or maybe I’m a sucker for AU’s like these lmaoo. I think I had way too much fun bullying Eisuke here ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) . He’s a fun character to write, that’s for sure. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy!


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               The first time he saw her, he remembers being in an open, barren field.

               He was starving; the famine that hit the land was no short of a disaster. He could barely recall when rain last hit the now-dry soil of his homeland. Young boys like him would always be sent to go out and look for any sign of life, or die trying.

               In his mind, he was already dead at the rate he was going.

               The last of his crumbly bread was long gone, and he was already collapsed on the ground, waiting for whatever god to take him away from this wretch of a world. In his next life, he vowed not to be as powerless as he was.

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My stony holiday exchange fic! Based on that backsmith outfit saga on AvAc, starring Sam, Nat, T’challa, and Loki :D

Word Count: ~2500
Warnings: None


Steve is not jealous, he’s curious.

It feels like a natural enough reaction to have upon spotting Tony Stark on the Avengers Academy quad, dressed in a pile of leather straps and little else like a…a—

Steve must look as curious as he feels because Tony lifts his chin proudly and exclaims, “I’m a blacksmith!”

And Steve, who by now is past curiosity and well into nosebleed territory at the sight of the outfit to properly think, replies with, “That was my second guess.”

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Fancy a Roll in the Hay? (Pt 7)

So here is the next part! More question and another cliffhanger on this part I am afraid but I promise things will be explained soon enough! xox

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Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Part 17
Part 18
Part 19
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Alternate Ending

You change quickly, pulling on the better fitting, clean clothes happily. Scrunching everything else up into a ball, you open the door to leave. As the door opens however you freeze, hearing raised voices.

“WHAT THE FUCK BARNES?!” You hear Pietro shouting, his accent thickening in anger. You start to walk out of the side room to find out what was happening, but freeze again when your name crops up amidst the raises voices.

“(y/n) isn’t supposed to know yet, she can’t handle it. Keep your voices down!” You hear a voice that was unmistakably Steve’s. When did he get back?

“He fucked her in a barn. A BARN!” Pietro shouts and your cheeks flush involuntarily. This was bound to make things slightly awkward.

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so I got asked this earlier and this is my ridiculously lengthy response about how the adoribull hate is bullshit and you all need to do some research

putting this under a read more for obvious reasons. please do not read this and tell me im full of shit because I legit have five tabs open with all their banters and interactions in relation to this ok I know what im talking  about

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Devil in the Details

A Pietro x Reader One-shot

Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Characters: Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver, Reader/Yourself

Rated: PG

Warnings: shoddy kissing

Sequel: Devil in Disguise

Synopsis: Party hard. Game hard. Dare hard. Guess hard. Fail hard. Promise hard.

(*^3^)/~☆

The party had raged on at Stark Tower, now known as Avengers Tower. The multi-leveled function room still wasn’t big enough to accommodate the guests invited, predominately being S.H.I.E.L.D employees. But in all seriousness – who was going to miss a party hosted by Tony Stark? Nobody. It was his belated ‘my bad for creating a destructive yet originally intended harmless AI who inadvertently tried to destroy the world and your lives’, and word for word, that’s what the invitation read.

By 2am, the party had settled and few remained, those primarily being the members of the elite superhero team, The Avengers. Tony had gathered everyone – not taking no for an answer, around one of many living room tables, surround by a four set lounge suite. Everyone had made themselves comfortable, some opting for the lounge or the plush carpet and cushions. And being Tony Stark, his favourite game of choice for the evening is ‘Truth or Dare’.

“Seriously Stark, this high school shit.” Rhodes comments.

“Hey now, not all of us did the high school thing. Don’t ruin their opportunity to make poor choices, Rhodey” Tony retorts, snuggling in besides Pepper. “Those not in-favour of my most ingenuous plan to date, please say ‘aye’.” Tony is met with silence. Everyone knew that when Tony was on a roll, he couldn’t be stopped…with few exceptions.

“Annnnd that’s what I thought, which is why I will commence my game of horrors! Honestly, y’all should be sweating.” He smiles with glee. And so the first victim is chosen by the spin of an empty beer bottle. The night continued, some more daring than others; secrets unveiled, embarrassing facts divulged but all honest fun between friends

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So I’m about halfway though Monogatari Second Season now. I wrote a bit about it for a /r/anime thread and figured I might as well post it here too. WIth gifs and stuff too, because that’s how you get people to read things on tumblr. You just stick pictures between the paragraphs. 

Monogatari series spoilers up to the end of Nadeko Medusa, and Re:zero spoilers. 

Tsubasa Tiger

The start of the Monogatari SS is a continuation of Hanekawa’s story. Once again we see into Hanekawa’s really messed up family life. The contrast between her pure and white personality vs what she’s actually feeling is pretty incredible, and she just kinda creates aberrations so she can deal with her emotions. This um, not a healthy way to deal with stress. I didn’t originally think that the tiger was something that she created, so that was a nice twist. It was also interesting to see that her feelings of envy were so much more powerful than her repressed sexuality. Really gives you a look into just how fucked up her home life is when she feels like that. The confession scene at the end of the arc was absolutely beautiful too. She confessed knowing that she was going to be rejected, but just being able to express how she felt to Araragi was a huge leap in her character. Really a gorgeous moment in the series. Also that bathing scene with Senjougahara and Hanekawa. 

Hanekawa once again ended up with a new hairdo. Honestly this show is about girls changing their hair style and you can’t convince me otherwise. 

Originally posted by kylse

Rem’s confession in episode 18 really reminded me of Hanekawa’s confession. Sure Rem’s confession was for Subaru’s sake and Hanekawa’s was for her own, but the way in which they were delivered and the circumstances were pretty similar. 

Mayoi Jiangshi

Honestly this arc felt a lot more like it was about Shinbou than it was Mayoi, but it did center around saving Mayoi and the ramifications of saving Mayoi. The conversation with Ononoki at the beginning of the arc was really interesting. It was a little philosophical in nature because they were discussing the nature of their death and what not, but it also did a good job of focusing the arc on finding Hachikuji’s answer to those questions. I was not expecting time travel in this series at all, but what do you know, they went back in time to do his homework but royally fucked everything up. Loli Hanekawa was super fucking adorable, and also just like you’d expect her to be. Sending Araragi to the police station was a nice touch. It looked like it was his mother that was there too. Why Araragi gotta grope the children, Araragi pls. When the scene left off with the narration saying the world had been annihilated I figured it was Araragi being like oh a world without Hachikuji is not a world worth living in, but no they went and destroyed the world. Looking at the different routes and how Shinobu acted in them was fascinating and showed just ridiculously fucking op Kiss-Shot is at full power. In the end, the resolution of alternate world Kiss-Shot was very tragic, but showed a really complexity to Shinobu’s character. She can get back her powers if Araragi dies, but even in the timeline where that happened she ended up trying to kill herself. The exorcists (I always forget the Japanese name for them) continue to be badass and manage to correctly assess how Araragi and friends have messed up the world. Oshino’s explanation of the time travel was great too. It was concise, but thoroughly explained what had gone on. A lot of shows don’t manage to do that right. 

Adult Hachikuji is bae. I wish she had gotten some more screen time, but she was just kind of there. Araragi and Shinobu just ditched her with the rice though, way to go guys. And then finally at the end we have Hachikuji answering the questions that Ononoki had asked. Her response to Araragi didn’t come off as a confession of love to me, but more a heartfelt expression of her friendship with him. She really feels that her life is better because she met him. I still don’t fully understand their relationship, but I imagine I’ll understand more of it as time goes on.

Nadeko Medusa

This arc was hyped up a lot by a lot of people, so I was looking forward to what it had to offer; and boy did the arc deliver. It starts off with the end of the arc in a truly monogatari fashion. Though, knowing how the arc is going to end makes the tension of how it gets there all the more exciting. This is definitely one of the cases where knowing a spoiler doesn’t make something worse. It also really juxtaposes the expectations we have of Nadeko; her being super cute and really not capable of doing much of anything, with what is shown in the opening sequence; her brutalizing Koyomi and Araragi. When that scene ends and the OP rolls in you’re just like wtf. Really well done with that imo. 

Nadeko is a really fascinating character. She basically glides through life by not doing much of anything and just deflecting the bad things or playing victim so that people want to help her out. She is constantly running away from her problems and letting other people solve them or just ignoring them and hoping that they go away. She’s also pretty much insane too. The envy and inability to deal with the fact that Koyomi has a girlfriend and that her love will go unrequited literally drives her to resurrect a dead god and actually become its vessel. Though I think that Ouji a lot to do with that. I’m not sure what her story is, but she seemed to be up to no good. 

It’s really easy to hate Nadeko in this arc because she does a lot of deplorable things. However I can also relate to a lot of the things she did. I’ve ran away from problems, I’ve played dumb to try and get people to side with me, I’ve had an unrequited love. Being able to relate to her actions makes them all the more revolting though. Watching this sickeningly cute, seemingly pure and innocent character lose her mind is pretty difficult. I didn’t actually realize that she had made up the snake god until he commented that he wasn’t actually real until she had eaten the talisman. There was a lot of foreshadowing with her talking to her scrunchie, but I hadn’t guessed that it was all in her head. 

The girls in Monogatari really should just become rappers because they all seem to have this ability to throw mad shade: Senjougahar is the physical embodiment of shade, Shinobu has had centuries to hone her already sharp wit, Tsuhiki puts the fire in fire sisters, um ok that’s all I have for now. But really, Nadeko got absolutely roasted in her arc. Shinobu was ruthless, Tsuhiki gave her a rude awakening, and Senjougahara told her off too. Shinobu absolutely roasted her. 

Nadeko’s moment where she just snaps at school was really well done too. The stress of all the things she was avoiding or didn’t know how to deal with finally piled up and she just completely lost it. She was finally able to voice her thoughts to her teacher and her peers, but perhaps the price she paid for that was a little bit too high. It’s an interesting bit of character development though. In the end she really did lose her marbles when she became Godeko. She goes full yandere and concludes that it would be far more romantic if the man she loved was dead. Her conclusion here is pretty sad. Even with the powers of a god she wasn’t able to overcome her jealousy or stop running away from the problem. She was only able to lash out and try and destroy what she saw as the problem rather than try and solve it. Nadeko is a pretty tragic character. 

Senjougahara once again shows that she’s a badass when she just phones up Godeko and tells her not to kill her man. I was a little surprised that she asked Nadeko to spare Shinobu as well. I’m not sure what Senjougahara’s feelings for Shinobu are, but I imagine I’ll find out more about that as the show goes on. What a cliffhanger to end the arc on. Really enjoyed it overall and I can see why people like this arc so much. 

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What makes the series so exciting for me is how relatable the characters are. The aberrations that they deal with are the results of very real emotions and problems. Hanekawa struggles with her sexual frustration and her envy, Senjougaraha shut herself away from people because of trauma in her childhood, Nadeko imagined up a god and ended up making it corporeal because she ran away from a problem rather than being honest with herself, etc. etc. Sure it’s a bit harder to relate to Shinobu because she’s a centuries old almost omnipotent vampire that has fallen from power and well I just haven’t had that sort of experience. Even so there are a lot of complex emotions going on with Shinobu that are very slowly explained and touched upon. I think that most people will be able to relate to one or more of the characters, and that’s what makes the show so satisfying to watch. Maybe the enjoyment comes from a sense of satisfaction of having dealt with a similar sort of issue that comes up in the show, maybe it comes from a sense of belonging because you had a very similar experience to a character, or really any other number of things. 

This is why the show is special to me, and why I think that it will continue to be special as I catch up with what has been made. While there certainly are some flaws here and there, this is quickly becoming one of my favorite series. Though I don’t think it will overtake Spice and Wolf in the end. 

I’m so conditioned to shows having underwhelming writing that I just get so excited when a show has some good writing, and for me the Monogatari series continues to blow me away. I also can’t get over how good the visuals are. I know they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I absolutely love the style of the show. I’m looking forward to the rest of SS.

Okay so last night in the shower while I was supposed to be thinking of an ending to my story to break everyone’s heart, I had a TD thought. This kind of messed me up a little because I didn’t hate it and kind of made me realize I am oddly more comfortable sticking a toe into TD now that the season is over. I fully expect this to change the second filming starts, y’all know why.

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I really liked writing this and I’m sorry they’re all like super long, some more than others but I couldn’t help it.

The Only Reason (Song Preference)

Ashton

When I close my eyes and try to sleep
I fall apart, I find it hard to breath
You’re the reason, the only reason

He hadn’t had an actual goodnight’s sleep since long before he left. You weren’t anything official, but the constant thought of you haunted him and he knew he’d never be able to escape his feelings for you. It was late at night and the rest of the boys were fast asleep in the house, well maybe not Michael, but for the most part it was silent. Ashton tip-toed around, ending up in the kitchen. He rummaged through the cupboards finally deciding to have a bowl of cheerios. After he settled at the small counter that only allowed one other person to sit with him, he starred for a moment at the empty stool and imagined you sitting next to him, like you had done many times before. Except, instead of being in a rented house with 5 other people, you would both me sitting on the counter of your kitchen apartment with the same bowl of cereal in your hands. You laughed and talked, letting time get away from you. Now, he couldn’t do that with you, nor could he rid his mind of the thought of those moments shared. While he sat alone, eating his midnight snack, the counter began buzzing, catching him off guard. He set down the spoon and picked up the flashing device, much to his surprise, as if his mind and constant thought summoned it, the picture and name on the screen made him smile, forgetting all about his cheerios. “Hello?” He answered fast. “Hey Ash,” Your voice was so calming on the other end, it immediately soothed him. “I couldn’t sleep.” There was a slight tone of laughter in your voice and he found himself nodding his head like you were there to see it, “Me too, I actually haven’t been able to sleep for weeks.” He told you, resting his elbows on the counter. “Same here.” Silence. “Um, I miss you.” You were the first to break the silence, you had to get the three words off your chest, they felt like 1000lb weights, holding you down. Ashton was relieved that you said it first though, “I miss you too, Y/N. So much you don’t even know. I really think about you all the time.” You bit your lip on the other end, smiling to yourself, “It’s crazy isn’t it?” You asked. “Hmm?” “How we miles away, but I had this feeling and I just had to talk to you-I don’t know it’s weird-“ “No,” He shook his head once more, “It’s not weird at all, it’s actually kind of perfect.” You laughed slightly, “God it hurts so much missing you like this. I just need to see you again.” “Then come out here.” “Ashton, I can’t do that, I have work and school, I can’t just drop my life.” “But I want to be your life, I want to be the one with you, and I know you want it too.”

Michael

Don’t talk, let me think it over
How we gonna fix this?
How we gonna undo all the pain?
Tell me is it worth it?

A week straight of fighting and you thought by now, it would never end. The thought most recent one, ending only a few moments ago with Michael yelling at you to shut up. You had stopped dead in your tracks from pacing back and forth in the living room, your mind shut down and you felt the build-up of tears in your eyes. Your mouth fell open in awe of the words that just spilt from his mouth. Seconds of silence pass by, but it was only quiet on your end, Michael was still pacing and mumbling under his breath, his fists were clenched at his sides yet you had forgotten why you were fighting in the first place. As much as you tried, you couldn’t help but let the tears fall down your cheeks. You brought your hands up to your face, burying your tears. Michael had stopped moving, turning towards you and face immediately softening. The one thing he hated most was seeing you cry, it really just tore him apart on the inside, and while you didn’t do it often, he automatically knew that when you did, it was something serious. “Y/N, please don’t cry,” He rushed towards you, pulling your body tightly against his, it almost hurt how hard he pulled you into him. “Sh, please baby.” He soothed you, rubbing your back, but with your head still in your hands, you sniffled and wiped your face, then pushed him away. Michael gave you a puzzled look that you ignored, “Do you see what you do to me?” You wiped your cheeks with a groan, “Do you see what this relationship does to us? It’s toxic Michael.” Your face was serious, you looked at him without second thought, “You and I both know that we can’t keep doing this to ourselves if each and every time we fight it ends in a bad way. Michael it’s always the same-“ “Don’t you think I know that? I know that when we fight it tears us apart even further?” He interrupted, talking with his hands, “You know why we keep going back? I know you do.” You were silent, biting your fingernails on your left hand, eyes resting on the promise ring he had given you. He grabbed your hand, noticing where your eyes were and pointed to the ring, “I made you this promise, that I love you and I know I’m an ass at times, but I’m never going to break it.”

Luke

All the crossed wires
Just making us tired
Is it too late to bring us back to life?

Your foot had grown tired from taping the floor as you waited for him to arrive. The smell of coffee spilled through the entire store, and yet while some would be drawn to the smell, you had grown tired of it. It was like a never ending cycle with Luke, he would call you and ask you to meet him somewhere because he wanted to work things out with you. However, as much as you would like to believe that’s what he wanted, he failed to show up the first two times, so you mentally cursed at yourself for showing up yet again. You expected the same thing from the last two, you would wait and Luke wouldn’t show up. After these failed attempts to fix your broken relationship, he would text you an apology sounding all too the same as the ones you got when you were still together: “Really sorry, the band held me up. Meet up again soon?” And you kept going because it was no surprise that you still loved him. Those familiar words stuck in your head, and repeated as you sat now waiting for him. You sipped on your third caramel macchiato, it might have been a sign when you even finished your second that this was going to be yet again another meeting that wasn’t going to happen. As you stood to throw away your drink, you heard your name being called and a glimpse of hope made its way back into your mind. “Y/N, thank god you’re here.” You turned on your heels, being greeted with an out of breath Luke, “I was just about to leave.” You crossed your arms over your chest, “Well thank god you didn’t, can we talk? Do you want something?” He pointed to the counter and you shook your head. You didn’t want to cause a scene so you kept your voice low, but stern, “No Luke I’ve already had three cups because I’ve been here forever. If you wanna talk, then talk.” He knew you were pissed, “Ok,” He stumbled on his words, “I just want you to know that I’m sorry.” “That’s it? That’s all you wanted to say?” “No, Y/N I’m not done,” He chuckled, “I’m sorry that I wasn’t there for you and I want to prove to you that I love you.” You had to admit the sound of the words leaving his mouth did make your heart flutter, “But isn’t it too late for all that? Didn’t we try?” You walked to the exit and he followed you, grabbing your arm to make you turn around, “So that’s all? You don’t even want to try, just give me one more chance to show you, please? Do I have to beg?” You smirked, “I think I’d like the site of that, so yes.” He playfully rolled his eyes, getting down on one knee, taking your hand in his, “Y/N, I love you so much, and I’m begging, do you hear me? Begging, for you to give me another chance to make this right.” You bit the inside of your cheek, “Well? Waddya say?” He urged for an answer. With a sigh, you gave him your answer, “I guess we can try again. But I swear Luke if you screw up this time, that’s it.”

Calum

I feel you burning under my skin
I swear I see you shining
Brighter than the flame inside your eyes

The words played over and over in the back of his mind, “I’m not good for you,” and each time he blinked, or shut his eyes to rub them, he saw the scene black back once more. The sight of you leaving him stand alone in the middle of the room, he distinctly remembered the hurt in your eyes and the perfect line in between your eyebrows along with the creases in your forehead. It had only been an hour and he figured you were already back at your place, so he grabbed his jacket and ran out the door. He didn’t know exactly how to put his words, but he figured he would get the message across somehow. When he pounded on your door and got nothing in return, he wondered if you were even inside. “She came back but then left again.” One of your neighbors came out and told Calum. “Do you have any idea where she could have gone?” He asked hopefully, “No, sorry, but when you find her, try not to screw up.” The neighbor shut their door and Calum didn’t know whether to laugh or feel offended. It was true though, and he knew that. He hurried out of your apartment building, thinking of all of the places you could be. He rummaged through all of your conversations and picked through everything you have said as he walked down the street. Suddenly he remembered that time you took him to the small park just on the outskirts of town, and how you told him all the times you would go there to clear your head. Calum hopped in a cab and went to the park, by the time he got there it was fully dark, only the street lights illuminated the surrounding area. He stepped out of the cab, noticing someone on the swing, who he assumed was you, and he was right. “Y/N?” He startled you from behind, making you slip backwards off the swing. With a loud oomph, you landed right on top of him and he fell to the ground. “Ouww.” You both groaned, and you rolled off of him, “Calum what are you doing here?” You stood and brushed off your clothes, “I thought I told you to just leave me alone?” “I don’t want to leave you alone Y/N.” He told you, standing up. “Well I want you too! We don’t work-“ You were cut off in mid-rant when Calum’s lips were placed over yours. Your eyes were wide taken by complete surprise as his hands griped your waist, holding you close. Slowly, you closed your eyes, letting yourself fall deeper into the kiss and your hands made their way to intertwine on the back of his neck and you felt him smile as he pulled you even closer, as if it was possible. It was a sweet kiss, not too heated, but with enough passion that your mind was racing. “I really don’t give two shits what you say. I’m crazy about you.” “But I’m damaged, I’m not good for anyone-“ “Shut it,” He cackled, “I’m not going to try to fix you, I just want you for you.” A sigh of relief left you lips and once more, you were pulled into his kiss, this one lasting a lot longer than the last. 

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Chapter 23
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Lin-Sen

When Rey steps off the boarding ramp of the Millenium Falcom, she’s greeted by the muzzles of countless blaster rifles. She pulls Tam tightly behind her, forming a shield of her own body. In the twilight of Kalboth, all she can really see is the dazzling flashlights aimed into her eyes.

“Stand down, for crying out loud!” She hears Finn’s voice before she sees his shape shouldering through the ring of rifles and lights.

“Finn!” she cries out, desperate for the familiar face of her oldest friend, but scared too. She’s certain he is furious with her, that she’s about to get the ticking off of a lifetime.

The second Finn reaches her, he pulls her into a hug that almost sweeps her off her feet. There’s no hesitation there, no anger, just relief. Rey flings her arms around him just as tightly and feels her eyes grow damp.

“You came back,” he says, sounding bewildered.

“I don’t leave my friends behind,” she says fiercely. “You know that.”

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Ok children, what have we learned?

As I was saying earlier, plot mumbling aside, I much prefer talking character and theme. Now, I’ve seen criticisms of the John retcon idea because it would erase character dev. I am not sure I agree that *that* much character dev actually happened, but I do think there are positive hints of future change. Basically I’m going to run through everyone, ponder some stuff, and then depart to work on Real Life Things

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