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Katara: It’s not magic. It’s waterbending, and it’s-
Sokka: Yeah, yeah, an ancient art unique to our culture, blah blah blah. Look, I’m just saying that if I had weird powers, I’d keep my weirdness to myself. 

So I wanted to talk a little about Katara, because I think we often focus on her grief for her mother, and forget her relationship to her culture, and her experience of the Southern Water Tribe genocide (unlike the Air Nomads genocide, which was for the greater part over after four big terrifyingly effective simultaneous strikes, this one took place over a long length of time - more than 40 years? 50? - and it wasn’t total, but it definitely was one. genocide = the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group, fwiw)

(Kanna’s village - before and after)

All of the Southern water benders were exterminated or taken away to rot in prison (where they all died eventually except for Hama). Katara was born the only bender left in the whole South Pole. Then when she was eight years old, she survived a raid that was meant to kill her, but took her mother instead (she probably was too young to realize that, to her it must have been a question mark up until she met Yon Rha - gratuitous cruelty? Why her mother in particular? They took nothing else!).

So Katara from a young age had a double burden to bear: that of her mother, and the legacy of her bending (and she was shown as painfully aware of her situation and what it meant on both front). But here’s the thing: Katara could be a mother, she was naturally good at it, and her grandmother could teach her what she didn’t already knew. Her family and tribe demanded that of her, they needed her to be that for them (especially after her father and the rest of the men basically abandoned them). However, there was no one left to teach her how to waterbend - she had almost no hope of ever becoming a master without formal training, her brother thought it was silly and weird and let her know, her grandmother thought it was a waste of time. But she kept practicing, because she knew how important it was, to her and to her tribe, that she kept trying (as the only one left who could).

(…an ancient art unique to our culture, blah blah blah…)

(Of course she would obsess over that waterbending scroll)

When she gets to the North Pole, she meets Pakku, and with him the opportunity of finally becoming a true master. But because she is a girl, he judges her unworthy. He judges her, the only remaining southern waterbender, unworthy of carrying on their culture. The Fire Nation didn’t care about the gender of their prisoners, men and women - they all fought side by side for their freedom in the South, and they were all taken away to the last one, and killed to the last one. In the South, the women had the choice to learn how to fight, or be defenseless. And privileged master Pakku couldn’t possible realize the extend of what he was denying her in that moment.

Katara had to prove herself, she had to earn her right to these teachings. And if she had been less good or less stubborn or not Kanna’s granddaughter - well the North would have refused their sister-tribe the power to use their common cultural heritage to fight back against the nation that destroyed them.

(It’s sexist and terrible.)

Meh, thankfully, she was that good, stubborn, and Kanna’s granddaughter, and she did get to become a master.

Good.

But, of course, her story doesn’t end here, and wrt her culture, the next chapter is a much more traumatizing experience. In the Fire Nation, she meets another master. This time it’s an old woman from the South like her (“You’re a waterbender! I’ve never met another waterbender from our tribe!”), and she is, ah, more than willing to help her.

Look how happy Katara looks at the idea to learn from her in particular:

Katara: I can’t tell you what it means to meet you. It’s an honor! You’re a hero.
Hama: I never thought I’d meet another southern waterbender. I‘d like to teach you what I know so that you can carry on the southern tradition when I’m gone.
Katara: Yes! Yes, of course! To learn about my heritage… it would mean everything to me.

But when Hama starts her lesson, the techniques she teaches have been obviously developed with one goal in mind: survival in enemy territory. They can’t possibly have been invented in the South Pole, where water is abundant everywhere. They are deadly and cruel, and the damage they do to the environment leaves Katara sad and uncomfortable, but Hama waves that off as unimportant. It doesn’t matter, she doesn’t have the time to worry about flowers or beauty or nature. To her that peace and beauty is probably just an illusion anyway, a lie: years after her escape she is still living the war, and war is ugly and rotten and messy (her world is ugly and rotten and messy - this is her comfort zone).

The last technique she teaches Katara is bloodbending. She forces Katara to learn something she finds disgusting, repulsive (just like Hama was forced to learn?) by torturing her (Hama was tortured), by overpowering her, invading her, making her lose control over her own body, bending her blood (Hama herself is clinging to the last remain of control she managed to get back after rotting in prison for years), and finally by threatening to have the two people she cares most about in the world kill each other right under her eyes (Hama lost everyone too, she had to say goodbye).

(Katara: But, to reach inside someone and control them? I don’t know if I want that kind of power.
Hama: The choice is not yours. The power exists…and it’s your duty to use the gifts you’ve been given to win this war. Katara, they tried to wipe us out, our entire culture… your mother!
Katara: I know.
Hama: Then you should understand what I’m talking about. We’re the last Waterbenders of the Southern Tribe. We have to fight these people whenever we can. Wherever they are, with any means necessary!
Katara: It’s you. You’re the one who’s making people disappear during the full moons.
Hama: They threw me in prison to rot, along with my brothers and sisters. They deserve the same. You must carry on my work.)

And this, this, is the only truly southern waterbending Katara is ever going to learn. This is her tribe’s bending heritage, what’s left of it: blood, grief, suffering, hatred, loss of control over both your body and mind (because it’s terrible, but I think that’s what’s implied by the show: bloodbending makes you lose your mind. Hama’s only mean of regaining physical freedom ended up trapping her in another nightmare). Hama gifts her with a power she despises (but will use anyway in her darkest hour when she loses control) and a philosophy of violence and revenge.

Katara chose peace and forgiveness. As an adult, she will have bloodbending outlawed, she will become the greatest healer in the world, and she’ll teach her daughter, the next avatar, probably many others. These choices matter, and we should talk about them with that background in mind. Katara redefined her heritage - or rather she created a new one for herself: she refused the condition that was forced upon her (bloodbender) and ensured nobody could legally do to someone else what Hama did to her (and it’s implied this law is valid anywhere in the world). She transmitted Pakku’s warrior teachings, the ones she fought for, to the next generations (and did a great job of it!), but she also taught them how to heal, refusing to separate the arts as in Northern Water Tribe tradition - and healing was something she discovered by herself, that she felt was always a part of her. At that, she became the universally acknowledged best. Her legacy, despite everything that happened to her, will never be one of violence.

tl;dr: Katara is one of the strongest fictional characters ever created bye

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Adventures in Babysitting

So here it is! The sequel to THIS thing which was supposed to be just a prompt answer. I had several people ask me for a sequel and it still baffles me that you guys basically *want* to read my stuff (instead of me throwing it out there, hoping). If you prefer AO3, the second part will be HERE soon.

Now on with the story (more under the cut cause it’s really long)

The phone rings just as Mulder is about to leave his apartment. He stops, looks at his watch: 8.43 a.m. He and Scully never decided on a time last night, but he’s been on the road with her plenty of times. If they don’t have anywhere to be, if there’s no plane waiting, an autopsy or other extraterrestrial tasks, Scully likes to take her time. Mulder figures arriving just after 9 a.m. at her place should neither be too late, nor too early.

The phone keeps ringing, a nagging sound that makes it impossible to leave. What if it’s important? Yet, he doesn’t pick it up. Because what if it’s Scully? Telling him she’s changed her mind and she doesn’t want him to come over. He stares at the book in his hand, “I want to be an astronaut”, a gift for Hannah. The thought of not seeing her, of Scully pushing him away, is unbearable and so he just stands there and waits. Finally, his answering machine springs to life. Mulder braces himself, just in case. If it really is Scully, and who else would call him on a Saturday morning?, then he is just going to pretend he never got the message. It’s sleazy and selfish, but he feels no shame.

“Hello Fox,” Mulder frowns upon hearing the voice on his machine and he is glad he didn’t pick up the phone for entirely different reasons than fear, “It’s Diana. There’s this highly interesting case I found and I thought maybe we could spend the weekend looking it over. Spend some time together. I guess you’re out on a run so just give me a call when you’re back.” Mulder listens to the beep, then he quickly walks over to the answering machine, pushes a button and is on his way.

“Message deleted.” Chimes just as he closes the door behind him.

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anonymous asked:

Okay I'm totally going to need you to convince me how this is going to be okay because right now I actually feel pretty sick. I don't see how they have enough time once they leave the framework for Fitz to deal with this trauma. Fitz has killed a woman now, even if he wasn't aware he was doing it. And if he tortures Daisy, I just don't think I can watch that. To come out and have their happy engagement would be wrong and rushed. When do they get to heal? Where is the payoff???

Hi Anon!  And anyone else who needs this…

Its Going to be Okay!

This story isn’t supposed to be happy or fun, we are in a reality built by a crazy, evil book influenced, programmed by the questionable Dr. Radcliffe, and obsessed with becoming a real girl AIDA here.  She has twisted each and every single character.  Fitz and May more than anyone else. 

I’m just going to run down my major points here.  I hope it helps.  Again I am not ashamed to say that I am still enjoying this arc.  Its uncomfortable and frustrating as all get out.  But it has me rooting SO HARD for Fitzsimmons right now.  For the entire team right now. 

Fitz partly a distraction:

We all know that something the writers do is the fake out.   They have us looking at and focused on one thing so we literally don’t see the truck that is coming at us from left field.   Season 2 for example.  When Real Shield made their move it looked like they were our big bad of the season, that would be the arc.  When in fact it was Jaiying and the Inhumans that were the bigger threat.  So right now they have the fandom so wrapped up in Fitz….that we are ‘missing’ that thing over in left field about to hit us.  A betrayal is coming guys and its going to hurt.

Fitz has been brainwashed:

This is not our Fitz.  Period.  Iain said at Wondercon that they were two different people.  Two different characters.  Radcliffe said when talking to him, he talked about our Fitz as a different person, because he was.   We saw over and over throughout the episode AIDA manipulate him.  I see things like taking his hand, asking for him to protect her, of vocalizing they are trying to take him from her as the triggers.  You know how we know he’s been brainwashed…how down right TERRIFIED AIDA was of Radcliffe talking to him.  That Jemma was taken out of the picture even before she could be a factor in his life.  That AIDA boasted that she had manipulated this world and those in it to meet her needs and wants.  Yes, she fixed a regret but each regret built on her fantasy.

With Fitz this goes well beyond fixing a regret.  I still believe that initially making him the son his father wanted was just step one in AIDA’s process.  AIDA took him as her own. 

Everyone is Dark:

We’re not done yet here guys.  We have more oh please no moment coming with everyone coming.   And yes, Fitz is one of the most drastically different and one they are making sure to highlight but I am uncomfortable with everyone.

  • Coulson:  Yes he’s breaking thanks to Tahiti but he still let Hydra take off with one of his own students.  The big reason I think we have Coulson back is he is getting that “you did make a difference/Shield needs you arc here”.   Mace is not the leader that Shield needs…he wasn’t in the real world and he won’t be here. 
  • Mace:  I am really worried about this version of Mace.   While he is doing the right thing I’m afraid he’s going to do some things in that quest that aren’t good.  Not to mention that he is a massive threat to the lives of May and Fitz.  He will kill either one of them given a chance.  He almost reminds me of Jaiying a little here with the “One of us” comment from the promo especially makes me thing of this.
  • Mack:  He will do ANYTHING to protect his daughter (and low key worried how he found the Resistance so easily here guys).  He sold out Daisy.  But what was very interesting was his view on Inhumans.  When we first met Mack he was ‘against’ them for lack of a better word.  It was work with Daisy, Coulson, and Shield that helped him change his mind and become one of their greatest protectors.
  • May:  Has been twisted as much as Fitz has.  She has been in there the longest.  Gone through the most ‘reboots’ of the Framework.  It was her team that beat up Daisy.  It was her that manipulated Mack using Hope. She is number 3 in Hydra and is a huge threat to her own team as well as a target.
  • Ward:  So leery of Ward.  I really fear Jemma will be who he betrays again.  And its also interesting he could have gotten a shot on Madame Hydra there…#1….instead aimed for Fitz Hydras #2.  Just saying guys…our master manipulators might be at work again here.  For him if it comes down to giving up Jemma to save Skye…he’s going to give up Jemma to save Skye.  Just as Mack gave up Daisy to save Hope.


They are their own worst enemies: 

AIDA is likely the worst villain they have gone up against, a horrid culmination of everyone they have faced before.  She isn’t dumb she built this world for HER.  She is using loopholes to her advantage.  Otherwise I firmly feel that everyone but Fitz would already be dead.  So since she had to keep them alive she manipulated (even bragged to Radcliffe that she’d done it) those regrets for her gain.

She also has been in everyone’s heads.  She’s been around the team before. She knows they are the biggest threat to her when they are working together as a team.   So she either split them up or turned them on each other. 

She has also made them each others dragons.  It is clear now AIDA is in Madame Hydra.  She knows right where Mace and the Playground is but allows the Resistance to continue because it feeds into the manipulation.  Especially with Fitz, its another thing he has to protect her from.

I discussed in my meta last night that AIDA seems to be trying to make it so the team won’t ‘want’ to save Fitz (more lies, more manipulation).   Here he’s The Doctor, Mace won’t bat and eye if he can kill him  Isn’t going to give Jemma the resources she needs to get him alive.  AIDA has painted Jemma as the villain.  Leaving Jemma pretty much alone now in trying to save him (oh look another parallel).  She has Coulson for now but I’m betting he will be pulled away too soon by saving Daisy or getting to May.

She took Fitz as her own:

A lot of what AIDA has done was to build this world how she wanted.  To get who and what she wanted, and she wanted Fitz.  Someone who would love and protect her.  Made her happy.  Her interaction with Radcliffe very telling.  We said that Fitz treating her like a person would come back…and boy has it ever.  She also wanted someone that loved and protected her like Fitz did with Jemma…so she took Jemma’s place.  May too, she’s ‘rewarded’ May with a high position because I believe May respected her, liked her, called her brave.

But in taking Fitz in so many ways we really do have an epic love story set up here.   Jemma is going to have to fight to get him back.  I feel like part of that whole spectacle on the island with Agnes was for show.  That AIDA knew Jemma was there  set up that whole thing with Agnes so Fitz would see it.  Try to shake Jemma, make her think that he was too far gone,.  It also took away the little support Jemma had found.  Leaving her alone in trying to save him.  AIDA is scared as heck of Jemma and her saving him.

AIDA also doesn’t have him fully yet.   Fitz says he would cross the universe for her but he HAS done it for Jemma.

Fitz is in there:

In the horror of feels that was last night we saw Fitz peeking through more than once.  And every single time we saw it it was because Jemma was in the mix either in person or in a picture.  And only with Jemma, May, Daisy, and Radcliffe had no effect (though Radcliffe planted seeds, very important seeds). 

Originally posted by stydiaislove

Aside for Coulson who is aided by Tahiti we haven’t seen anyone else ‘break through” at all. 

  • May:  Came into contact with Fitz, Daisy, and Mack…nothing. 
  • Mace:  Came into contact with Jemma, Mack, and Coulson…nothing.
  • Mack:  Came into contact with Daisy, May, Mace, and Coulson…nothing.

Engagement is Endgame:

When we look back at interviews from Loeb, Jed, and Mo they have been hinting at this arc all season.  And they have been setting up an engagement for Fitzsimmons all season too. 

“This young man as you have never seen him before” that was what Leob said at SDCC and also where we first heard the ‘reward’ talk.  And we have seen them pay off everything so far. And coupled with the timing of Jed’s quote in EW, engagement coming up in 15, hints all season, and getting their middle names.  I think once they are out they aren’t going to risk it again.

“It could happen.  If they ever get back together, that’s something that could happen in their future.”

And I’m sorry to say this but this is TV, A drama at that, we have to jump through all sorts of hoops to get this kind of pay off.  That is part of why we are now tearing our hair out and crying until Jemma gets him back.  And when she does the pay off will be worth it.  Look at what we got after Hogface.

The Fallout:

AOS has never ‘dealt’ with trauma and recovery very well.  Even Daisy’s recovery a victim of the Ghost Rider Arc.  It is often done over hiatus or “off camera.  Now we have a situation where its the whole cast that will have things to deal with.  So yes, we will miss seeing it but because we don’t see it doesn’t mean it won’t happen. 

We can also have the healing ‘begin’ in the Framework, especially for Fitz as he helps get everyone out or plays a part in stopping AIDA once as for all. 


Sorry that was a lot but I hope it helps.  Just remember its always Darkest before the Dawn and our Sunrise is coming guys.

Originally posted by mrsdecaestecker

anonymous asked:

Ok I read this rumor that Archie will pick Betty, but he will still have feelings for Veronica. I don't like that because Betty doesn't deserve that, and that's another reason why I like Bughead. Jughead doesn't need to pick which one he wants, like I believe if every girl in Riverdale liked him, he would end up picking Betty everytime. Plus I really hope they don't break up, because I truly believe they was made for each other.

i haven’t seen kj’s interview, but i read that he said archie may have a crush on one of the girls by the finale. there is a big difference between having a crush and “picking” them. plus, lili said that she didn’t think there was much of a love triangle. picking one girl while having feelings for another is like the definition of a love triangle 

and then there’s jughead. we can’t know for sure, but it LOOKS like betty and jughead are still together in episode 13. i don’t see how they could break up and betty and archie get together in the span of 40 minutes without them looking like assholes. you don’t want two of your main characters to come across as unlikable, especially in the first season when you’re trying to get renewed. plus, as somebody pointed out, betty looks pretty infatuated with jughead in those jubilee pictures. even if she still had lingering feelings for archie, i can’t see her just dropping jughead and getting together with archie 

and would lili describe them as “a great pair” and cole a “beautiful, honest union” if they ended so harshly? 

betty deserves to be the first, and only, choice of somebody who thinks she’s the greatest thing in the world; just as jughead deserves someone who stands by his side no matter what and believes in him 

anonymous asked:

YAS a fellow Predator fan! It can be a difficult story. Have to read between the VERY blurred lines & take into account it's what characters don't do & don't say that are VERY important. Quick question for ya if you don't mind. Is there any chance you'd do another Predator like post? I thought your chapter post was excellent. I miss Matty, but there aren't many Predator posts to pass the time until she gets back (I've read the few there are). Any who it's nice to find a fellow Predator fan :)

Yes I’m a fellow fan indeed Nonnie! “The Predator” by the singular talent that goes by @supersillyanddorky06 aka Matty is truly a story that is so vastly different from anything that we have as a fandom thus far. Her story is dangerous, difficult but, most importantly real. This story explores a real relationship with almost carnal like emotions that range from the “dangerous” encounter between Oliver and Felicity in the first chapter to the sexual aka every time they have sex and, even to the tender, emotionally proactive moments that push our understanding of the characters to the edges of even our greatest expectations. 

Our fanfic universe as I’ve come to call it is filled with stories by authors that bend our minds with the right combinations of words. A great example of this talent is @dust2dust34 whose works often leave the reader breathless as they read each inspired line. Some have a unique style such as @mel-loves-all whose works leave the reader living in the picture painted by the author. Her historical stories especially are able to paint the most vivid pictures of a world that we all wish still could possibly exist. @vaelisamaza uses emotions to bring her stories to life. She uses the beats between each line to help the reader read past what is written on the page. Then we have writers that create heartbreak that’s compelling because of how raw and true to life it becomes as we grow and, break along with the characters in the story. @diggo26 is one such writer, she creates strong emotional tethers that forever bind you to the people she writes about. 

We have the writers who use common story elements from the show to create an entirely different premise. @green-arrows-of-karamel is a great example of this particular talent. She has the ability to take the Bratva element of Oliver’s past to create an entirely different world filled with various possibilities. She pushes our expectations for the show as she fills our minds with what might be. We have the ones who see the holes left behind by missed scenes, they fill the what if component by giving us what the show never did. @hope-for-olicity is a newer writer but her work displays the innocence of lost moments and even lost love. She captures the fundamental aspects of what makes Olicity so iconic. It’s in stories like her’s that the fandom finds solace. Now I can list off even more writers who all capture an element of what makes Olicity so stinking perfect and, believe me the list would be long because each writer creates their own singular magic. So why you might ask am I using a Predator related ask to I guess “boast” about our writers? I’m using it because each of them have captured an element of what makes this couple so incredible. They each are inspiring, talented and, in a way groundbreaking because they each bring something new and, exciting to the table. They each give us something different and, they each fill our world with some much needed light. They each have found a piece of what one can only describe as magical. Matty’s story is gripping because she’s managed to capture each of these elements in one single work. Not that the other writer’s haven’t done so as well but in this case and, I think they would agree this story is special in a way that I feel is truly beyond description. 

You asked if I would so another Predator related post and the answer is an instant yes. I would be happy to post a review of each chapter because each one builds upon the others. Her characters are flawed, wrecked, and damaged. Her world is dark, depressing and, even desolate yet even with the darkness of life surrounding them they each have found a single thread of remaining hope. Felicity isn’t just the “light” of Oliver’s soul in this story she’s just as complicated and dependent on her own darker impulses. They each yearn for a sense of completion yet they each yearn for the freedom of the unknown. What drew me to this story other than the fact that Matty wrote it was the depth of the character’s emotional story-lines. They each are dominant characters, neither is weak nor defined by the other; both have a strong if not unyielding desire to see their paths through to the end. I find that in most stories one character is the alpha while the other is the beta here that is not the case. If you read the works by the authors mentioned above you’ll also find that each character has their own story arc; they don’t have an alpha or a beta, they are truly equals in every sense. They aren’t dependent on the other to be whole they simply become more evolved because of their shared connection. 

In the end I would gladly do more Predator reviews I would also do other story reviews on not only Matty’s fics but others as well. Thanks for the question nonnie! P.S. I miss her too!  

IMAGINE
  • IN 2033:
  • Dan: Phil pass me that sharpie
  • Phil: *Reaches over and grabs it*
  • Dan: You think the internet will be ready?
  • Phil: I'm sure Dan, don't worry :)
  • *Turns on Camera*
  • Dan: Hello Internet,
  • Phil: Hey my fellow whiskered children!
  • Dan And Phil: So we have to break this to you, congrats. You've waited many years. But there's less "good" news
  • Dan and Phil: *Look at each other, nod silently*
  • *Vid plays*
  • -2010-
  • *Two men dressed in suits*
  • Dan: I will
  • Phil: I will
  • -Lips Collide-
  • *Pictures flash vividly*
  • *Clip of Phil in Dan's Room*
  • Phil: Dan, if you live to be a hundred, I'd live to be a hundred minus one, so i'd never have to live in a world without you.
  • Dan: I love you phil, you know that?
  • *First Tackle Hug, and Hand heart shapes from PINOF 1*
  • "Thank you Internet"
  • -2033-
  • Dan and Phil: Thank you, internet, this video is our last.
  • Dan: Every Book has it's last page
  • Phil: Every ice cream has its last scoop,
  • Dan And Phil: And every youtuber has a last video. These were the greatest years of our lives. Thank You.
  • -Hug, Kiss, and a single cinematic tear-
Damage Control

Barbara and Walter have a moment.

Setting: While Jim is out taking a much-needed weekend trip with his friends, Walter and Barbara have the house to themselves. A conversation happens that was long overdue.

Timeline: Hypothetically Season 2-ish. Some time in the future-ish. That’s not very helpful, is it?

Spoilers: YES

[I just had to write a scene for the two of them, because they’re the death of me. I had this idea of Walt bringing up his identity on his own terms, with some insecurity, like in a dark room.]

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missyriver  asked:

Okay no angst request this time. But a Padres Christmas Party and Mike gets Ginny and autographed poster of him, "For your collection" also Ginny got him her jersey. Guess im feeling fluffy today.

fluffy is good. excellent, in fact. 

doesn’t mean they don’t have to work a little for it.


many times, many ways | ao3

Ginny was honestly surprised she was considered enough of a Padre to warrant an invitation to the team Christmas party. 

Sure, a lot of that surprise was founded in self-pity, but she felt she was allowed. 

After all, her rookie season in the bigs ended (and started, honestly) in heartbreak, her brother wasn’t speaking to her, Amelia was back, but their relationship was strained, and Noah wouldn’t quit dropping hints about a world tour that Ginny was increasingly sure she had no interest in. 

And Mike Lawson was back with his wife. Not that she cared about that. If he was happy, so was she. It hadn’t been a lie when she said those words to Amelia and it wasn’t now. 

All in all, there wasn’t a lot that was really putting her in a festive mood. 

Only Blip’s promise of excellent catering and free-flowing booze had secured her attendance.

Mostly, she wanted to do what she’d done since her season ended: sit in her hotel room and binge watch terrible reality shows. They helped her feel better about her own life. 

The life where she was getting ready to go to a party for a team she wasn’t even sure she belonged to anymore. The doctors and front office sounded optimistic, but Ginny knew the drill. Players were sent back down to the minors all the time for slighter injuries than hers. 

Well. She might as well take advantage of being a Padre while she still could. Especially when there was free food involved. 

She was keeping her expectations low for this party. 

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ravenschmaven  asked:

i went through your entire amanda grayson tag (our Holy Lady of Space, Amanda 'fuck the rules' Grayson, Peace Be Unto Thee) and i have something to add: imagine the entire AOS w/ amanda. i don't mean it in the sappy sense i'm talking 'imagine Amanda meeting Spock Prime' 'imagine Amanda being really fuckin sneaky and getting info on possible future bad guys' 'imagine Amanda basically one-punching fate because 'surprise motherfucker don't fuck w my son'' like ! WE DONT TALK ABOUT THIS (1/?)

(cont)  like ok can you imagine Amanda’s watching the captain who saved her son and her husband, and she’s joined by an ageing Vulcan she doesn’t recognize by sight, but does by mind. 

‘Spock?“ She turns, and the man is shocked, but openly elated. 

"I am surprised you could tell.” He says, and the rational part of her mind is screaming some form of 'how the fresh hell did that happen’ but her heart says 'hug hi!!!m hU!G HIM!@!’ so she does.

 "I don’t know how, but you’re my son.“  and then they go for a walk, long and winding and Spock (because it is Spock, it’s her son but he’s so old and frail and heavy with the weight of the worlds he’s saved) tells her of his past, of his time as First Officer and the people he left behind, of the lives he saved and the lives lost that still keep him up at night

. They keep walking, conversation now family and 'what was I like?’ 'you liked flowers’ and then Spock, the son she raised, is standing there, confused  Amanda has the absurdly ridiculous opportunity to introduce her son to her son and it ends up going rather well until Sarek shows up, face openly concerned. 

"Amanda-” he starts, and then he spots her companions, and she watches, and feels, as he opens his mind to two versions of their son. 

“I know, right?” She says, laughing as his face goes from concerned to confused to astounded. Sarek joins the group, lost in thought, and Amanda smiles. “They should come for dinner.” She says. He agrees  and then the four of them are having dinner in a cramped apartment because emergency homes are never meant for company but it’s fun, it’s laughter and terrible jokes and the general feeling of home. 

Amanda rings her parents to tell them that 'everyone’s alright, yes Mom I’ll try to get Spock to see you, no I won’t be taking tim- Mom, I need to help people! Anyway, we’re planetside until the main fleet gets back, yes, love you two. I’ll kiss my boys for you.' 

 Amanda meets the crew of the ship who saved her life: Hikaru Sulu, who made the best mistake a man could make. Pavel Chekov, the pocket rocket genius who saved an entire culture. Montgomery Scott, another genius ('Honestly, Spock, how is this entire ship full of geniuses?“) who cracked trans warp beaming ('Okay Spock I’m gonna need to take a breather.’ 'Mother?’ 'Trans Warp Beaming. I’m going to scream.”) Nyota Uhura, the linguist who kicks ass and would make a great daughter-in-law.  Leonard McCoy, a doctor who calls her 'Ma'am’ and makes her laugh. And then, Jim Kirk. Another slightly-less-pocket rocket genius who knew enough pieces to make the picture, and saved the day.

 She gives them all a hug, a squeeze, a 'thank you’, and leaves with invites to dinner, lunch, birthday parties, even a wedding (which she misses, unfortunately, but the pressed flowers and the tiny holo sent by the husbands are just as good.) im gonna end my rant w resurrect amanda grayson 2k16 because bRUH PLEASE

i think that @ravenschmaven had a meltdown in my askbox and its honestly the greatest thing I’ve ever had the opportunity to witness. 

#resurrectamandagrayson2kFOREVER 

anonymous asked:

Hi Susie! I don't know if you're taking requests right now but I was looking at posts & pictures about niall's vacation earlier this year . He went to Thailand, phillipines, Bali & Vietnam where we saw he went to museums,bars , beaches, shopping took their local transportation. Was hoping maybe you'd write about him planning another trip just you two. Where would he want to go now? He'd be so so so very excited!

Could you do a smutty blurb about Niall based off that hiking pic? Like he can’t stay away from his girl in a flattering exercise outfit? 💕

Joined these.  Enjoy.

The last time I came home to Niall being so excited he could barely speak was when he’d planned his backpacking trip with him and his boys through Thailand, Bali, The Philippines and Vietnam.  Sure I could have been upset that I wasn’t going but to be honest, I wanted him to go and have fun with his boys.  He needed it.  

Besides, I was in my last semester of school so I couldn’t have gone anyway.  At least this way he could entertain himself with his friends and I could focus on passing my classes.  Then when he got home we could focus on each other.  

He’d returned two weeks ago and since then we’d spent most of that time in bed.  Or on the couch.  Sometimes in the kitchen.  You get my drift.

But as I walked in the door that evening?  He definitely had something up his sleeve.  He came out of the kitchen, his face lit up like a Christmas tree,

“You’re home!”  He exclaimed.  

He pecked a quick kiss to my mouth and then pulled my hands into his,

“Come with me.”  He said, pulling me towards the kitchen, “Got somethin’ to show ya.”

I was intrigued.  The last time he had “something to show me” in the kitchen we ended up eating food off of each other for the night.  

Great night.

He walked over to his laptop, a few pages printed out next to it with a pen laying on top of them.  I looked down at the computer and then back up at him.  One eyebrow lifted just slightly

“Ok?”  I asked cautiously.

He laughed,

“Nothin’ sexual…well…not tonight anyway.”  He finished, quirking his brows.  He pulled the first paper up from the pile and handed it over to me, “First things first.”

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Chad Michael Murray was actually the worst friend a person could have.

It all started on what began as a normal Friday. Jared woke up, knocked loudly on Chad’s door, took Harley and Sadie for a run, came back to shower, knocked loudly on Chad’s door again, and started breakfast. He hummed a happy tune quietly with a smile in place as he grabbed food from the refrigerator and cabinets.  Eventually Chad stumbled in, more squinty-eyed than usual, and running his hands through his spiky-blond, unruly bed hair.

“Morning, Sunshine,” Jared grinned, breaking the eggs into the sizzling pan.

“Fuck you, asswipe,” Chad spat.  Pulling on a chair at the breakfast bar so rough it screeched across the linoleum floor, he hauled himself up in it and glared at the back of Jared’s cheery head.

“You’re in a worse mood than usual,” Jared snorted, knowing that no matter how bad of a mood Chad was in, it was just an inherent part of his personality - nothing personal.

“Yeah, I am,” Chad groaned, nearly slamming his forehead into the counter top as he let it plop down.  “I was having a great night – made out with Sophia for, like, three hours straight, ate pizza, jacked off –“

“Really, dude?” Jared interrupted.

“– listened to some music, and then fell asleep, but not before fucking remembering that your gay boyfriend was coming over today,” he finished as though Jared never spoke.  

“Did you just call my boyfriend gay?” Jared asked incredulously.

“Uh, yeah.  Because he is.”  There was a pause.  

“Yep, that is true,” came with the shake of a head.  “But what’s the big deal?  Jensen comes over almost every weekend.”

“I know, but, like,” Chad groaned and slammed his head back against the counter top, “when he’s over you’re all mushy and gross and I can only handle so much gay in my life, okay?  And when he’s here, it’s double the gay.  It’s gay multiplied.  Gay squared.  That’s too much gay.”  Jared rolled his eyes and tossed the English muffins in the toaster.  

“Why don’t you go stay with Sophia or one of your other friends?” Jared suggested.

“Sophia is having a girl’s night or something tonight, I don’t really know.  She said, ‘Me and the girls want a wine and pedicure night,’ and I was like, ‘Fine, I’m gonna have a beer and video game night’ – which isn’t different than every other night, but, y’know.  And I have no other friends, Jared, why else do you think I’m living with your gay ass? That and you have the best gaming system so it was kind of a no-brainer.”

“Feelin’ the love, Chad.”

“Don’t feel the love from me, your boyfriend’ll be here in a few hours.”  

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“I stand before you today the representative of a family in grief, in a country in mourning before a world in shock.

We are all united not only in our desire to pay our respects to Diana, but rather in our need to do so. For such was her extraordinary appeal that the tens of millions of people taking part in this service all over the world via television and radio who never actually met her, feel that they too lost someone close to them in the early hours of Sunday morning. It is a more remarkable tribute to Diana than I can ever hope to offer her today.

Diana was the very essence of compassion, of duty, of style, of beauty. All over the world she was a symbol of selfless humanity. All over the world, a standard bearer for the rights of the truly downtrodden, a very British girl who transcended nationality. Someone with a natural nobility who was classless and who proved in the last year that she needed no royal title to continue to generate her particular brand of magic.

Today is our chance to say thank you for the way you brightened our lives, even though God granted you but half a life. We will all feel cheated always that you were taken from us so young and yet we must learn to be grateful that you came along at all. Only now that you are gone do we truly appreciate what we are now without and we want you to know that life without you is very, very difficult.

We have all despaired at our loss over the past week and only the strength of the message you gave us through your years of giving has afforded us the strength to move forward.

There is a temptation to rush to canonise your memory, there is no need to do so. You stand tall enough as a human being of unique qualities not to need to be seen as a saint. Indeed to sanctify your memory would be to miss out on the very core of your being, your wonderfully mischievous sense of humour with a laugh that bent you double. Your joy for life transmitted where ever you took your smile and the sparkle in those unforgettable eyes. Your boundless energy which you could barely contain.

But your greatest gift was your intuition and it was a gift you used wisely. This is what underpinned all your other wonderful attributes and if we look to analyse what it was about you that had such a wide appeal we find it in your instinctive feel for what was really important in all our lives.

Without your God-given sensitivity we would be immersed in greater ignorance at the anguish of Aids and HIV sufferers, the plight of the homeless, the isolation of lepers, the random destruction of landmines.

Diana explained to me once that it was her innermost feelings of suffering that made it possible for her to connect with her constituency of the rejected.

And here we come to another truth about her. For all the status, the glamour, the applause, Diana remained throughout a very insecure person at heart, almost childlike in her desire to do good for others so she could release herself from deep feelings of unworthiness of which her eating disorders were merely a symptom.

The world sensed this part of her character and cherished her for her vulnerability whilst admiring her for her honesty.

The last time I saw Diana was on July 1, her birthday in London, when typically she was not taking time to celebrate her special day with friends but was guest of honour at a special charity fundraising evening. She sparkled of course, but I would rather cherish the days I spent with her in March when she came to visit me and my children in our home in South Africa. I am proud of the fact apart from when she was on display meeting President Mandela we managed to contrive to stop the ever-present paparazzi from getting a single picture of her - that meant a lot to her.

These were days I will always treasure. It was as if we had been transported back to our childhood when we spent such an enormous amount of time together - the two youngest in the family.

Fundamentally she had not changed at all from the big sister who mothered me as a baby, fought with me at school and endured those long train journeys between our parents’ homes with me at weekends.

It is a tribute to her level-headedness and strength that despite the most bizarre-like life imaginable after her childhood, she remained intact, true to herself.

There is no doubt that she was looking for a new direction in her life at this time. She talked endlessly of getting away from England, mainly because of the treatment that she received at the hands of the newspapers. I don’t think she ever understood why her genuinely good intentions were sneered at by the media, why there appeared to be a permanent quest on their behalf to bring her down. It is baffling. My own and only explanation is that genuine goodness is threatening to those at the opposite end of the moral spectrum. It is a point to remember that of all the ironies about Diana, perhaps the greatest was this - a girl given the name of the ancient goddess of hunting was, in the end, the most hunted person of the modern age.

She would want us today to pledge ourselves to protecting her beloved boys William and Harry from a similar fate and I do this here Diana on your behalf. We will not allow them to suffer the anguish that used regularly to drive you to tearful despair.

And beyond that, on behalf of your mother and sisters, I pledge that we, your blood family, will do all we can to continue the imaginative way in which you were steering these two exceptional young men so that their souls are not simply immersed by duty and tradition but can sing openly as you planned. We fully respect the heritage into which they have both been born and will always respect and encourage them in their royal role, but we, like you, recognise the need for them to experience as many different aspects of life as possible to arm them spiritually and emotionally for the years ahead. I know you would have expected nothing less from us.

William and Harry, we all cared desperately for you today. We are all chewed up with the sadness at the loss of a woman who was not even our mother. How great your suffering is, we cannot even imagine.

I would like to end by thanking God for the small mercies he has shown us at this dreadful time. For taking Diana at her most beautiful and radiant and when she had joy in her private life. Above all we give thanks for the life of a woman I am so proud to be able to call my sister, the unique, the complex, the extraordinary and irreplaceable Diana whose beauty, both internal and external, will never be extinguished from our minds.”

~ Charles Spencer

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Happy 54th birthday to Diana, Princess of Wales, The Queen of Hearts, and The People’s Princess

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1.7.1961 - 31.8.1997

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370. "Does she know..."
  • Louis: "Does she know where you are?" you ask as your best friend sprawls out on your couch. the second time this has happened in five days. Louis and Eleanor have been battling it out the last few weeks. You could feel the tension from a mile away. Louis simply shakes his head, his hair shifting in the process. You never had the greatest relationship with Eleanor; she didn't like you and thought you were competition. it was funny though because usually Louis was on her side. He would lessen his visits with you to please her, stop calling as often, stop bringing you out of tour with him. You'd missed your best friend. It wasn't until the first night he showed up at your door, four days ago, that you'd seen him in three months.You sit down next to Louis and he shrugs, pulling you closer to him in the process. "I don't know and honestly, I don't fucking care." Is all he responded.
  • Liam: "Does she know whats happening?" You ask in between pants. Liam tugs your leggings down you legs as his lips suck at your sweet spot. Liam's tongue slide over the fresh red spot, cooling down the burning sensation while his brown eyes met yours. "I doubt it. Not that she cares. I know she's doing the same. Probably with that dick right now. In my bed too" He replies as you help him tug his shirt off. Sophia and Liam's relationship was crumbling and Has been for a few months now. She's cheating on him, he's cheating on her. with you. They were basically over but neither of them had the guts to break the relationship. It was a story that would cause a field day in the media if it was leaked. They had been together for so long. You hated the feeling of being the other woman, but at the same time, every thing felt so right. You bit your lip as he fingers found your clit. "Now let's not talk about her and talk about how good I'm about to make you feel,"
  • Niall: "Does she know you're proposing?" Harry asked him as Niall played with the box in his pocket. Niall looked at him incredulously. "Oh yes. I fucking told her I was going to- Of course not Harry! She has no fucking clue" He spat at his friend. Harry rolled his eyes, leave it to Niall to make the situation worse. " No I mean, have you hinted at it or are you just going to shock her?" He elaborated. Niall shrugged. "I'm not sure, but I hope she'll say yes." He runs his hand through his hair, as his blue eyes grow wide. He was going to ask you as soon as you got home from your parents. He had Harry help set up everything for him. Pictures of the two of you lined the wall and floor. "Believe me mate, she'll say yes."
  • Harry: "Does she know I'm not coming home?" He asks you through the phone. One Direction are currently doing their tenth anniversary tour throughout the world while you stayed back and watched the kids. He was supposed to get off to watch your daughter, Lennon, graduate nursery school. She had been counting down the days till daddy got home, a huge calendar with X's through the days. "No," You sighed "I was hoping you could tell her" You responded. Harry groaned and you could picture him running a hand through his tangled, curly mess. "Y/N I can't do that. It'll break her heart" He stated. "You don't think I know that? That's why I don't wanna do it" You laughed sarcastically. The line was silent apart from Harry's breathing, but you stayed put. "Fine, can you put her on?" He asked quietly and you sighed. "Yeah, one sec"
  • Zayn: "Does she know you're being serious?" You ask him as he makes himself at home on your bed. You had met Zayn a month back at a bar. That's where he told you all of his relationship problems. You helped him through it, and ever since he's been showing up at your house or texting you when things got rough. Him and Perrie have been through a lot together and from what you heard you suspected that they'd work though it; If they got through cheating and long distance everything else should be easy. However, you learned that wasn't the case when Zayn showed up with a duffle bag on his shoulder and a cigarette in his mouth. Zayn shook his head. "She probably doesn't realize it now, but by tomorrow or the next day when I haven't showed up, she's start to realize that I'm done with all the bullshit" He replied. You nodded as you sat down next to him. "Sorry for dropping in by the way, I just needed isolation from everyone." He apologizes. You smile and shake your head. "Don't worry about it. Stay as long as you'd like. I like the company."
  • ~AlliXx

anonymous asked:

I've just spent my afternoon rereading your fics cause they're amazing <3 don't worry cause I wouldn't unkudo/unlike any of yours. Can you recommend any parents!sterek fics? (I love the parrish stilinski-hale series)

Uh. Well. The Parrish Stilinski-Hale series really wasn’t my cup of tea, so I don’t know how much help I can be. Here are some kid!fics that I enjoyed, though:

boys will be boys by HalfFizzbin | 1k | General Audiences

Schedule a parent-teacher conference with the Hales at your own risk.

domestic series by thepsychicclam | 120k (5 works) | Explicit

In which Derek and Stiles have been married for ten years, have two kids, and are planning their five year old’s birthday party. 

Dude, what’s a bulwark? by kellifer_fic | 12k | Teen

Beacon Hills is the kind of small town where everybody knows everybody, and what everybody knows is that surly diner owner Derek Hale and free spirited single dad Stiles Stilinski have been in love with each other for years. If only they knew it too.

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signs as we know them
  • aries: headstrong. you don't always have to be a mad bitch, you can sometimes be a sad bitch. hides literally every emotion, if I didn't know you, I would think you were a psychopath. pushes those closest to them away. incredibly smart. type A personality. gets their shit done.
  • taurus: kindhearted. weird. super energetic, and sweet. genuinely cares about people. great music taste. set in their ways. determined. open minded. sore winner. dog lover. easily manipulated. don't lose yourself in a relationship.
  • gemini: aloof. detached. doesn't really understand when they've hurt someone. hates confrontation. will talk about you behind their back. can keep a secret. insensitive unintentionally. can be harsh, but typically trying to do whats best for you. sees the bigger picture. tell people you love them when you have the chance.
  • cancer: sweet. sweet. oh my god, you give me a toothache. outgoing. loving and nurturing. greatest sense of humor. rockin bod. loud asf. empathetic. don't let people take advantage of you.
  • leo: literally you're so gorgeous inside and out. best sense of humor, sometimes dark. fun. motherly. willing to fight for those she loves. headstrong. stubborn. learn to back down from a fight.
  • virgo: unapologetic. gets their shit done. sweet, but with a kick. loves you until they don't. fickle. indecisive. avoids confrontation like the plague. commitment issues. escapist. commit to something or someone, please, the only thing keeping you here is gravity.
  • libra: good listener. good sense of humor. empathetic. warm. genuine. honest. really pretty laugh. childlike. innocent. blunt. wow, you're such a cutie pie, but pissing you off is a bad idea. lighten up that temper.
  • scorpio: intense mood swings. always looking for love, sometimes in the wrong places. cares about everyone and everything. very outgoing. bubbly. carries the weight of the world on their shoulders. stop fighting for people that have never fought for you.
  • sagittarius: always changing. little shit head (in a good way). always getting into trouble. cheeky. adorable in the 'i kind of want to punch you in the face' type of way. reliable. trustworthy. never judge you, for anything. stop being so mean to your sister.
  • capricorn: headstrong. blunt to the point of rude. cares, cares so deeply. so many things that they're passionate about. athletic. goal-oriented. scared of their own feelings. stop burning bridges you may need to cross someday.
  • aquarius: heartbreaker. indecisive. moody. literally just pick someone already. make sure the drugs aren't doing you. erratic. acts before they think. animal lover. easily manipulated, however, manipulates easily. please stop playing the victim, when the curtain comes up, everyone's an ally.
  • pisces: outgoing. bubbly. not loyal. loud. beautiful. unique. get your head out of the clouds, asswipe. cheaters never prosper.
Send me any numbers out of those questions that you want me to answer and I'll post my answer to my blog! Can you tell I'm bored?

1: 6 of the songs you listen to most?
2: If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
3: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.
4: What do you think about most?
5: What does your latest text message from someone else say?
6: Do you sleep with or without clothes on?
7: What’s your strangest talent?
8: Girls… (finish the sentence); Boys… (finish the sentence)
9: Ever had a poem or song written about you?
10: When is the last time you played the air guitar?
11: Do you have any strange phobias?
12: Ever stuck a foreign object up your nose?
13: What’s your religion?
14: If you are outside, what are you most likely doing?
15: Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?
16: Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band?
17: What was the last lie you told?
18: Do you believe in karma?
19: What does your URL mean?
20: What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?
21: Who is your celebrity crush?
22: Have you ever gone skinny dipping?
23: How do you vent your anger?
24: Do you have a collection of anything?
25: Do you prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online?
26: Are you happy with the person you’ve become?
27: What’s a sound you hate; sound you love?
28: What’s your biggest “what if”?
29: Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
30: Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm.
31: Smell the air. What do you smell?
32: What’s the worst place you have ever been to?
33: Choose: East Coast or West Coast?
34: Most attractive singer of your opposite gender?
35: To you, what is the meaning of life?
36: Define Art.
37: Do you believe in luck?
38: What’s the weather like right now?
39: What time is it?
40: Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?
41: What was the last book you read?
42: Do you like the smell of gasoline?
43: Do you have any nicknames?
44: What was the last film you saw?
45: What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?
46: Have you ever caught a butterfly?
47: Do you have any obsessions right now?
48: What’s your sexual orientation?
49: Ever had a rumour spread about you?
50: Do you believe in magic?
51: Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong?
52: What is your astrological sign?
53: Do you save money or spend it?
54: What’s the last thing you purchased?
55: Love or lust?
56: In a relationship?
57: How many relationships have you had?
58: Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
59: Where were you yesterday?
60: Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
61: Are you wearing socks right now?
62: What’s your favourite animal?
63: What is your secret weapon to get someone to like you?
64: Where is your best friend?
65: Give me your top 5 favourite blogs on Tumblr.
66: What is your heritage?
67: What were you doing last night at 12AM?
68: What do you think is Satan’s last name?
69: Be honest. Ever gotten yourself off?
70: Are you the kind of friend you would want to have as a friend?
71: You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do?
72: You are at the doctor’s office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. a) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? b) What do you do with your remaining days? c) Would you be afraid?
73: You can only have one of these things; trust or love.
74: What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
75: What are the last four digits in your cell phone number?
76: In your opinion, what makes a great relationship?
77: How can I win your heart?
78: Can insanity bring on more creativity?
79: What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?
80: What size shoes do you wear?
81: What would you want to be written on your tombstone?
82: What is your favourite word?
83: Give me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word; heart.
84: What is a saying you say a lot?
85: What’s the last song you listened to?
86: Basic question; what’s your favourite colour/colours?
87: What is your current desktop picture?
88: If you could press a button and make anyone in the world instantaneously explode, who would it be?
89: What would be a question you’d be afraid to tell the truth on?
90: One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The mummies aren’t really doing anything, they’re just standing around your bed. What do you do?
91: You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what’s even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power?
92: You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
93: You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
94: You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who would it be?
95: You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
96: Do you have any relatives in jail?
97: Have you ever thrown up in the car?
98: Ever been on a plane?
99: If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say?

papyrus appreciation post

#undertale spoilers

I don’t think people understand my love for Papyrus and like yeah everyone knows he’s the precious cinnamon bun but do you really understand

  • he follows his hopes and dreams without hesitating. all throughout the game, he talks about how he wants to become a member of the royal guard, he wants to be important and popular, and he never, ever gives up no matter what. it’s a good thing he doesn’t want to fight you in the genocide route because he would have melted just like undyne – his positive determination and optimism got him to where he is and he has an unshakable faith in the fact that it will see him through.
  • at the very core of his greatest dream, he just wants friends. he wants friends. not because he doesn’t have any – his brother is a great friend, he’s best friends with undyne, he’s at least online friends with alphys, and no doubt his positive demeanor renders other monster unable to dislike him – but he just wants to be friends with everyone. he literally just wants to make friends with the world.
  • case in point: in a pacifist/neutral route, it’s pretty much impossible not to come out of it as his friend. even if you don’t do his date/hangout, in some neutral routes he will act exactly as if you had anyway. he’s so cheery, so friendly, so positive that you’re a good person and want to be his friend.
  • in any neutral ending where he lives but his friends are dead, no one can tell him that they’re actually dead. “they’re on vacation” or “they just left” is all they can manage – he cannot deal with them being dead, and he can’t comprehend that you could kill them. you’re his friend, which automatically means you’re great. and even if you’re not? well then, you can be with a little work. nothing is beyond you. 
  • don’t even get me started on genocide route like. you’re a human, the species that every monster knows is cold and ruthless and full of murderers – and you’re living up so well to that. you don’t laugh at any jokes, you don’t play along with any puzzles, you are the picture perfect image of every monster’s nightmare – and what does he do when you go to fight him? tries to befriend you anyway. if you spare him, he admits that he was scared it wouldn’t work, but he stands in front of you anyway and offers his friendship and guidance, says that he can see the good in you, and he truly believes it. he believes you can change and you can be his friend.
  • and if you don’t spare him? his last words are about how he still believes in you. he promises a brighter future for you, swears that you still have the potential for good, that it’s not too late for you to change your ways. you don’t just kill him, you straight up execute him – no other monster is killed as brutally as him until you reach flowey – and his dying words are words of encouragement to become a good person, to be the person he wants to and knows he can befriend.
  • tl;dr papyrus has such a good heart and unshakable faith in everyone and a positive outlook on life to a fault, it literally gets him killed at points, but that never stops him. he’ll never stop trying to make friends and guide people to a better path, and he’ll never stop believing in the good in the world.

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Felicity/Oliver-(416):so I may or may not have had intense sex to mozart's greatest hits on vinyl... I don't know if I should be proud or just really disappointed in my nerdness

Oliver notices the music the moment he walks into the foundry.

It’s not uncommon for there to be music playing whenever Felicity is around. It’s something he’s come to look forward to; a sign of her presence, one he associates with the precious moments when it’s just the two of them. He’s grown accustomed to her usual musical tastes, and while he’s sure he’ll never be able to identify them by artist, he’s noticed that what she’s listening to often depends on her mood. There’s the upbeat pop music she listens to when she’s working through a tedious task and needs a pick me up, and the softer, lilting female voices she gravitates to when she’s stressed and needs to relax a little. He’s come to expect those, to look forward to the evenings when she might even sing along.

Tonight however, what catches his attention isn’t the fact that there’s music echoing through the new foundry, but her particular choice of music. It’s something he’s never heard her listen to before.

The sound of string instruments reaches his ears, and suddenly Oliver wishes he had paid more attention on the occasions when his parents dragged him to some society event hosted by the Starling City Symphony Orchestra. While he can only identify the piece as classical, he takes in the slight sway of her body as she moves in time with the melody, and he’s certain she’s familiar with the specific era of the composer and likely several little-known facts about his or her life.

Oliver has always been struck by the way Felicity seems to know something about everything, so it hardly surprises him that she continues to surprise him. He lets the music wash over him, feeling perfectly content just to be near her in this moment. For all that she hates mysteries, he’s found that he does not as long as the mystery is her. He thinks he could be happy solving her mystery for as long as she’ll let him.

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