if you follow me and saw this on your dash i'm very sorry

samwiseofficial  asked:

Hey Alan! I just saw a post about different types of allistics on my dash... one of them was "The 'Ally'™". I'm allistic and I want to know how I can be a good ally, so I thought I'd ask about certain things mentioned in the post so i can avoid doing them! What are person first language and functioning labels and what can I do as an allistic to be an actual ally (not an “Ally"™)? Thanks so much!

okay, first of all, I’m going to assume that you meant [this post]. If not, sorry. Second, I’m not going to get this perfect. I’m viewing this as a bit of a first draft, which (note to self) I will edit at some point.

definitions: person-first language is “person with autism” as opposed to “autistic person”. Please use “autistic person”. I dealt with functioning labels later in this disorganized hell-post. 

So here’s my stab at allistic ally 101

1) You follow the same rules as if you were an ally for any other group: [Here’s a pretty good ally 101 article], but it’s not the end-all-be-all. Keep listening to autistic voices, and if we contradict the rules hold our voices higher. 

Also, above all, rule #1 of allyship is don’t be a shithead–come to conversations with the intention to listen and learn first and treat us like human beings (this is particularly critical with disability rights)

2) Our voices are the important ones: this is important with being an ally to any group, but autistic people often struggle to communicate or express ourselves. Be patient. Ask people how they’d like to communicate and be prepared to be a bit flexible.

Some autistic people use AAC (Alternative or Assistive Communication), and their voices matter just as much as verbal people’s. You don’t have to learn ASL or anything, but don’t assume that because someone’s not communicating verbally they’re less intelligent or competent. And, even if someone can’t communicate using language (or communicate at all) don’t assume that they don’t have thoughts, feelings, and needs.

3) Nothing about us without us: knowing an autistic person doesn’t make you an expert on autism. BEING an autistic person makes you an expert on autism. If you see anything claiming to help autistic people that doesn’t prominently feature Actual Autistic People, don’t support it (unless Actual Autistic People are telling you to support it, see #2)

This goes double for any charitable organization focused on autism which leads me into point number 4 (also from here on out things are a bit smaller-scope, that doesn’t make them less important):

4) Autism Speaks is trash: [and] [here] [are] [some] [sources

If you want to support charities try ASAN and The Autism Women’s Network

5) Please don’t try to “cure” us: I’m dealing with some internalized ableism with this one, so let me turn you over to  Anya Ustaszewski who in [this article] writes:

My autism is part of who I am. It is not something “extra” that can be taken away from me to suit the agenda of an intolerant society. My abilities, challenges and perception of the world all go hand in hand. If I were to be “cured” of my autism, the person that I am would cease to exist.

so yeah cure = bad, acceptance and accommodation = good

6) Celebrate the things that make autistics unique: lately, tumblr has gotten a lot more stim-positive, but stimming isn’t solely a pretty, paint-mixing or slime video (in fact, stimboards are rarely tagged and can overstimulate the SHIT out of me). 

A lot of time, stimming is viewed as ugly, distracting, loud, disgusting, or socially unacceptable. Support your local autistics, don’t expect people to stop stimming and try not to stare or comment (many autistic people have to work very hard to reclaim stimming after childhoods of expecting to suppress it entirely).

Also, try your best to support different cognitive styles and processing issues. Try to keep your websites accessible, provide image transcripts, try not to make posts that are entirely text in images (like screenshots of twitter posts), and help to subtitle videos if you can. <- these things also help d/Deaf people and anyone who accesses the internet via a screenreader

7) steer clear of stereotypes: I’m not rain man or that dude on the big bang theory or your cousin’s dentist’s sister’s younger brother’s son. The ‘idiot savant’ stereotype is almost never true and puts unreasonable expectations on autistic people. Also, not all of us are good at math or science, have incredible memories, etc. Fitting or not fitting stereotypes don’t change the fact that every autistic person is human and deserves rights and respect.

8) functioning labels are fake: never listen to anyone who describes autism as “high” or “low functioning”. Every autistic person has struggles, and putting labels on functioning basically sorts people into “can be ignored” and “subhuman”. [here’s about a million posts about why they suck because if I put it all here this post would be five times as long]

9) ABA is trash: this is trigger territory for a huge number of autistic people, so [here] and I’m not going to say anything else just take my word on this one

10) If it has puzzle pieces on it, run: if you’re looking to see if a group is okay, look for the rainbow infinity sign. The puzzle piece is a huge red flag. Please don’t support anything with puzzle pieces on it. Please. I’m begging you.

Okay that was WAAY longer than I meant it to get, sorry. Also, I’ve missed a bunch of things, but I’ve been working on this for an hour and I don’t have the energy to add more. I’ll throw this in #actuallyautistic and hopefully someone else can add anything important I missed.

(pls forgive me, i’m not a photo editor. i just wanted ot7)

Hey, everyone! I recently hit 100 followers! I’ve had this blog since January and even though I had a rough start and I wanted to leave a few times, I’m very glad I pushed through. I wanted to save a follow forever for another milestone and just do a drabble game for this one but there are so many amazing blogs a wanted to thank. I really appreciate every single one of you guys. This blog has been a safe haven for me, and I can’t imagine how my life would be without it. I’ve felt much more loved on this blog in the short time I’ve had it than on my previous blog, which I had for 2 and half years before I left. Even though this blog may be considered ‘small’ to some people (not that it matters to me), I still feel as if I genuinely matter to all of you, and I can’t thank you enough. I will never be able to fully express my gratitude. I really do care about all of you. All the users that show up under my followers are my friends, and I care about each one of you so much. Thank you all so much for all that you’ve done for me. I’m beyond grateful.

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lesson learned

Originally posted by softdanvers

this is what happens when you have friends who are enablers: you post weird shit at 2 am. so this goes out to @thesschesthair, @optomisticgirl, @xpumpkindumplingx, and @fergus80; oh, and @cocohook38. and probably @kat2609; you’re usually involved, too. (because i love you)


It was supposed to be a locator potion. Just a simple tracking spell. They didn’t have any problems the first time, so this would be easy, right? 

But when the excessive fog cleared from the loft, and everything seemed warped, David and Killian knew they’d taken a wrong turn. 

“I TOLD you, mate!” Killian…chattered?

David grumbled at him, but it came out more like a low-pitched titter.

They stared at each other for a good long minute, realizing what had happened; indeed, just as Killian had once warned, David had somehow managed to turn them both into raccoons. And if the fur standing up on Killian’s neck was anything to go by, he was none too pleased.

“How the bloody hell do you plan on fixing this?”

“I…I don’t know,” David sighed, as much as a raccoon could sigh. “Maybe Emma can help?”

“Aye; she’s our best bet,” Killian solemnly agreed. “But first, we have to get the door open.”

A bit of teamwork got them out of the apartment, though it was awkward given that Killian was down a paw so the slightly larger David had to climb on his shoulders. Getting across town was more difficult than anticipated, even with Storybrooke’s light traffic, and took longer than even a normal walk. And they certainly weren’t about to attempt the truck.

The sun was just setting when they finally found the backyard fence at Emma and Killian’s home, which they slipped through easily. The kitchen lights were on so they knew Emma was inside.

“Almost there, mate,” Killian shouted excitedly; lumbering around as a small, three-legged mammal had gotten old quickly and he wanted nothing more than to find himself in Emma’s embrace again.

The two scampered up the stairs to the back door and began to scratch at it, shouting Emma’s name. 

Emma sighed, setting down her mug of cocoa on the kitchen table. Just where were those guys? It wasn’t like her father or Killian to miss both a dinner date and several phone calls. It had been a long day of dead ends in dealing with Gideon and she’d really needed the comfort of their optimism tonight. But now, she was getting worried, and she didn’t have her mother with her to reassure her or talk her down.

Dumb sleeping curses. Dumb prophecies. Dumb magic town where anything crazy could happen. 

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anonymous asked:

I just saw your last anon and the tags and it's like, there's Alec hate on my dash right now and it's making me sick. Someone is accusing that Alec didn't "do enough" to try to help Magnus in the last episode when he thought they switched bodies and we need to stop "excusing" him for it and that the episode was shitty writing, etc. Meanwhile I'm just sitting here thinking how incredible that episode was and I don't even care lmfao.

yeah i saw that post lol like people are…..….let me just quote myself from here (lol so pretentious and self congratulatory im sorry): 

“people don’t even try to even think for a second why - it’s all just, he was wrong, he didn’t know, he didn’t notice, he listened to jace instead of his gut, he should be sorry, why didn’t he know, etc. etc. but the point of it is that it was basically an impossible situation - the point was that we knew, but knowing alec’s position – not knowing, being cautious and logical by nature, and having seen valentine’s reprehensibility and manipulations up close and personal – we would understand why it was such a difficult judgment and situation to be in without pointing fingers in blame like little tiny children 

but like…..tbh they overestimated the fandom lol“

first of all….obviously, if we’re talking about the writing, then the gaping hole is the fact that alec could have “tested” fake magnus in some way and then gotten confirmation of the switch and all would have been a-okay. but….this is television….that’s the same reason clary and jace would never do a DNA test to figure out their true identities instead of the 4 dramatic reveals we’ve had…drama on tv doesn’t always make sense. so first of all, i’ll give you this - he could have checked, the episode couldve ended in 15 minutes and magnus would be shaken up but overall  fine and we probably wouldn’t be seeing as drastic of repercussions as we’re likely going to see in his arc in episodes to come. this is absolutely 100% fair enough. i agree that he could have and should have checked in some way, but i also posit that this is TV and sometimes that means heightening tension and suspending a bit of disbelief, but to each their own, not everyone has to agree with that being a necessary evil in tv writing. it’s also true that it likely could have been avoided in some way, but until we know the implications of what happened in this episode, im not going to judge whether it was a good or a bad call

but let’s think about it just in terms of the actual narrative here, not thinking about TV writing and drama and all that. 

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~Follow Forever/Appreciation Post~

Yooo I was bad and didn’t actually do anything at 500, so here I am at 550 instead!

I figured it’s time to show some positivity/shout outs for my great mutuals, and everyone I interact with! Before I start the (very) long list, I’d just like to say thanks to everyone who follows this blog and puts up with my constant inactivity, lots of OOC, tons of incoherencies, and then of course the RPing on this blog!

I’ve truly enjoyed running this blog, even despite my anxiety and constant mood jumps that have come with it. I’ve truly enjoyed meeting people through this, even if I no longer talk with them or they have left tumblr. I love being able to talk with those that I’ve met and interacted with though, and you’ve all no doubt had huge impacts on me that I will forever be grateful for! I honestly have no clue where I’d be without you all. While I still am struggling a bit with a few things, everyone that I talk with is helpful and supportive which honestly is so kind??? This blog and those I’ve met through it have helped me through when I’ve been feeling down and feeling awful, and I can’t say how thankful I am for it.

Also, I highly recommend following all those that I list, as they’re all quality RPers and people that I enjoy talking and interacting with! 

@inverted-iris/ @dxgital-dolls - OMG SCARFY U ARE SUPER NICE IDK WHERE I’D BE WITHOUT UR KIND WORDS AND ENCOURAGEMENT YOU HAVE MY ETERNAL GRATITUDE. But also, your writing is amazing and I love seeing you on my dash, and RPing with you even if it’s only small interactions at times! Seriously tho I appreciate u a ton and am very thankful to be able to talk with you and have fun and RP and all that like I do now. And I’m so sorry for accidentally spoiling the mystery for you next round you can be certain I’m keeping my mouth shut.
@motherfuckingredsaber/ @tateboshi/ @chibitsuniism - Melluuuuuu you are incredibly sweet and kind and I love talking with you. You make great promos and graphics and all other sort of art things, that are really very amazing. And ur writing omg. You write an amazing Nero that made me actually like Nero? I used to not like Nero at all but ur writing convinced me otherwise. Also I sincerely hope that you enjoyed the insanity that was the umupocalypse.
@accidentalphenom/ @fogboundgentleman - Aaaaaaaaaaaa I enjoy talking with you so much! It’s fun to talk about the El-Melloi classroom even though I hardly know anything about it still because I’m lazy and won’t read things. BUT. I love ur writing of Flat and Jack, and honestly I’ve fallen in love with them both because of your amazing portrayals and it got me to finally start SF and the Case Files. And I’m sorry for killing Waver in the mystery and subsequently murdering Flat’s happiness I didn’t mean to hurt him he’s too good and pure for this pain.
@motherfuckingqueenoflances - AAAAA we need to RP still. We really need to. Take charge, and begin to train Lily. I want this to happen, we need to interact. But also, it’s lots of fun to talk with you EVEN THOUGH YOUR ADVICE SUCKS AND I WONT LISTEN TO IT. But lol, seriously, it’s really nice to talk with you and joke around and scream lots.
@grand-order-girl - Eyyy I’ve loved our interactions so far! You’re incredibly nice and fun to talk to, and I appreciate that you stick around to listen to my constant screaming! But seriously I love Cana and I apologize for my Phantom I’m always up for more interactions if you are! All in all, a very good muse who reflects an amazing and kind mod!
@master-chaldeas/ @duguescllinn - Bully Lily anytime my friend. Our interactions always have me laughing though, I have to admit. It’s lots of fun FOR THERE TO BE MUSES WHO ARE MEAN TO LILY NO ONE EVER IS ITS FUN! But honestly you’re a good addition to my dash, because if I see a new post from you I know that I’m probably going to be laughing. Lots of fun to just chat with you as well!
@brotheroftheyear - I know I’m really bad at responding to things in time I’m so sorry orz. But you’re lots of fun to talk with, and you have a really nice portrayal on an often looked-over muse! I’ve had fun writing responses and RPing with you, and it’s nice to talk with you as well!
@sheer-steel - A quality meme. Lots of fun to talk with, and talk about Holy Grail Wars and all that with! But lol I don’t think we’ve even interacted yet, or not much if we have. I’m always open to interaction or RPing!!! Also ur an IB senpai. Help me I need to get high test scores plz.
@voyager-of-chaos/ @bloody-clarent/@motherfreakingtwinkaleidosticks/@rxgncll/@prismatic-homunculus - Eyyy Kao u have so many blogs props to u for being able to manage them I can’t even keep three in order. But lol I’m slowly getting into things from you, like pokemon once again and fire emblem, so with any luck i’ll be able to talk with you more on that kind of stuff once i know more! But also, it’s fun to talk with you, even with my limited knowledge at times! It’s fun to talk with you and see ur cosplay stuff, because it’s so nice to see others having fun with cosplay and be able to talk about it too!
@motherfuckingpinnacleplaywright/ @motherfuckingheavenshole - Hey Shakes! You’re fun to talk to, and our interactions have always been lots of fun!
@motherfuckingmagicalgil/@motherfuckingberkser-rider/@motherfuckingtrojanhero - Aaaa we haven’t talked too much I don’t think but I love our interactions! Ur Gil is super sweet and honestly I love seeing him on my dash, and ur Martha and Hector are amazing! ALSO, you’re incredibly nice and lots of fun to chat with!
@regalius - aaaaaaa ur Gil is so amazing??? Just???? IDK how to express my amazement and wonder at ur writing and portrayal they’re fantastic! I enjoy interacting with you a ton! And I know I haven’t talked with you too much but you’ve always been super sweet and kind when I have!!!
@motherfuckinghoundofchulann/ @thirdratemaster - Eyyy I’m sorry I know I’m bad at keeping conversation most of the time, but it’s fun to talk with you! Also, I apologize for Lily’s actions in this HGW she just wants to be useful xD. But honestly, it’s fun to interact with you!
@knightofbeaumains/ @throneofheroes/ @chimericlunarmagi - OMG UR PORTRAYALS. UR AMAZING OCS. UR AMAZING ART. I AM IN AWE. I always have fun chatting with you and with our interactions though!!!
@eusebas/ @afleurial - OMG I’ve had so much fun talking with you even though it’s only been a little while???? Like plotting with you has been so much fun AND I ALMOST CRIED WHEN I SAW YOU WERE MAKING A MERLIN BLOG NO JOKE!
@rialoir/ @zordestiya/ @ghaisgich/ Im so sorry I can’t remember all of ur blogs right now orz - BUT ANYWAYS IF ANYONE WANTS TO INTERACT WITH SOMEONE WHO RPS AMAZING OCS AND CANON CHARACTERS AND IS AN AMAZING WRITER IN GENERAL AND SUPER SWEET THEN FOLLOW CENT’S BLOGS YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!! I love the interactions we’ve had! And! Lily! And! Ailill! Development! Has! Killed! Me! 

I cannot keep writing paragraphs but here’s more people that I would recommend following/appreciate: @themooncell, @avengerangramainyu, @moedredpendragon, @ofstorytellers, @motherfuckingshadowoftheheir/ @neverendinghorizon, @motherfuckingsonofsurya, @motherfuckingprincessofcolchis/ @motherfuckingsaintofdestruction/ @encasedlnamber. @nordiixa, @pxnchfire, @noircisaint, @innxcentius, @gravekeepergray, @shieldofsteel, @poisonqueenofbabylon, @axphodel/@fyhaul, @motherfucking-genna/ @airgxtlam/ @motherfuckinglionheartedking, @mini-cu-chan, @crystalpendium, @faker-king-knight-sage and I have no doubt I’m missing some but @ THE CHAT PEOPLE THAT DONT HAVE RP BLOGS U KNOW WHO U ARE, @ those who have quit RPing on tumblr that I’ve talked with and interacted with in the past, @ everyone else that I talk with and enjoy RPing with, all those I somehow forgot, @ those that I follow that I have yet the courage to send in asks/memes/whatever to, and @ all of my other followers that I have yet to interact with!

anonymous asked:

hello! i've recently decided to start a detective conan side blog but since i'm new in the detective conan tumblr community i don't know who to follow so i'm asking some detective conan blogs i already follow (like yours) to give me advice. can you suggest some detective conan blogs to follow? if possibily at least 90% detective conan stuff and pretty active. thanks :)

Sure! I only really have a couple to share with you since most the blogs I follow are multi fandom or post off the reg, but I can share a couple! Note that I’m going to be reccing mainly detective conan and magic kaito blogs since it’s pretty rare to find detective conan only.

Active, literally 99-100% 14/12 would rec DCMK blogs:

Me! muwahah! i mean, uh–

@rumasaca - Akai x Rei nERD \owo/

- Kai nerd \owo/

@experiment4869 - Cute and really likes Ai and Ai’s a cutie okay

@violetstrawberry99 - Shinran wheee \owo/ 

@ran-nee-chann Pretty cool 


@dcrewatch Almost put in a different section, but, seriously Skye is a great person to have on your dash especially if you want quick reminders of episodes or to find something. The blog isn’t active in a daily way, but it’s consistently active in at least weekly updates! All the posts are little synopsis type things and the blog’s just a great resource in general.

@shin-ichi-niichan - More like 98% with 1% voltron but bASICALLY 99% they’re cool okay
@detectiveconans - Pretty sure I’ve followed them for literally 3 years they’re great

Active, 90%+ DCMK:
@raifuujin - Admittedly not active-active in regards to posting, but bias and she’s actively on tumblr, just not quite as active with posting. The reason for this being that she rarely reblogs things, so in actuality she’s super active for all the posts she makes. Generally 90%+ dcmk, does a ton of edits and amazing analysis.
@meitanteimary Generally she’s a solid 90% dcmk, although if you look at the url rn it will show some misc other fandom stuff, but she’s definitely 90%+ regularly.

@tortureddove- They post often, run by a queue. The stuff on here is Kaito/Kaitou Kid centric, and is generally duper dark, torture, non-con/rape, gore, crying type stuff. 100%, however it’s more magic kaito than detective conan since Kaito is the person the blog revolves around.

@miskatsura - Long time Eri fan. Been following them for about 3 years now too.
@meitanteisonoko - Update, hint and fanart gathering type blog. Possibly a bit less active than the others, but does a couple posts at a time iirc.

Active, 90%+ DCMK blogs that I’m not too familiar with but I reccomend you take a look at anyway if you just want a very full dash of dcmk content:

@darenimoshiranai A very new blog(like been around 2 months), so I can’t guarantee they’ll stay active.

@cone-the-detective Pretty new(half a year), active.



Some you should totes look at even though they’re not super active:  

@niveusfides - Specifically an art blog, she posts occasionally but 90%+ of her stuff within the last year has been dcmk, mainly Kaito and Shinichi art in particular! This blog is full of original content ^w^ 

@furuyareis - Nice.

@mk1412 - More of a merch/updates blog?

@meitanteiunknown - Rarely posts tbh but ye!

@furuya-s - They pop in and out but they’re in the 99%+ section if not for sporadic activity

@mistymistery - On and off active

Some you should totes look at even though they’re not quite 90% dcmk:

@monquixote THEY POST LIKE 75-80% DCMK AND ARE AMAZING OKAY more akam trash at 10

@phantom-of-baker-street - Grade A nerd about 65-70% dcmk

Nowhere NEAR 90% - probably more around 5-30% blogs that occationally post some REALLY COOL dcmk stuff anyway:


@meitantei-lavi - HE’S SUCH A NERD

@pocketsizedsleuth - normally they post a lot more dcmk and are more active but recently they’ve been less of both. I love their dcmk art tho please check them out!

@kostektyw - less active with dcmk recently but their art is still amazing and i love seeing them on my dash even when it’s not dcmk too often anymore

@edorazzi - Arts

@headinabox - Arts and shitposts

@alizardjae - They tend to just throw random dcmk thoughts out there once in a while that I tend to super agree with or like tbh

@misty-reeyus - More of a tales blog but they do occasionally post some good ship shit or vermouth and ye!

There are a ton of people/urls that I didn’t put on here for reasons being they’ve been more entirely inactive for a while or fell out of the fandom entirely tbh. I also avoided rp blogs(even the more public ask blogs) in general, and note that most of these blogs reblog most their things, so if you mass follow everyone you’ll see the same post 5 times in a row sometimes ;p

And also a ton I  probably missed because they slipped my mind asjdhkfjhsdkjghg sorry ily all

anonymous asked:

au where angels go to confession

spem in alium

“I do hold regular hours for Reconciliation,” Daniel said, tugging at his collar with a free hand. (It had been bothering him all afternoon–vestments might hide that extra five pounds, but the clerical collar was much less forgiving.) “Mondays and Fridays at 5:30, it says so on our website. You don’t have to interrupt my gardening.”

“I know,” the angel said, and Daniel could hear the shifting of its wings as it found a comfortable place on the grass. “But I prefer this to the confessional.”

Daniel reached down and yanking out a weedy tangle from the flowerbed, tossing it onto the steadily-growing pile. “I’m not even sure I can hear your confession, you know. I was commissioned to absolve the frailty of men, not…”

“So you said last time. And the time before.”

Daniel sighed heavily and sat back on the grass, wiping his hands on his pants. The angel was sitting half a yard away, sifting a handful of dirt through its fingers idly. At his gaze, it straightened up, puffing out the wings around its face. The tongue of flame over its forehead sputtered, then flared brighter–in a strange way, it reminded Daniel of a woman fidgeting with her hair.

Daniel bit back a smile. “So?” he said. “Let’s hear it.”

The angel’s lipless mouth twisted in displeasure, and the bright coils around its arms roiled. “’Let’s hear it’? Is that how you begin all your confessions?”

“Well, you didn’t like ‘in the name of the Father,’ so I thought I’d try something different this time.”

The angel watched the last of the dirt slip through its fingers, then looked up at him. Its eyes were dark and deep as space, starless and cold. “There is a woman who tends a small garden behind my building. As she passed me in the hall, I blessed her knees to keep them from aching–that she might enjoy the sunshine and not think of how her daughter had not called this week.”

Daniel bit back a smile. “I see. And you feel such an action is in need of forgiveness?”

The bands of light around the angel’s arms were undulating slowly, like waves. “My orders are not to interfere with my Father’s creation.”

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anonymous asked:

Don't get me wrong, I'm sorry if the ask box is closed because I can't see your whole description oTL so- I will just send this in with hope, oki? If it's closed, ignore it =w= );; My request is simple, the kidnapped s/o idea but with Genji? Thank you, I will now shamefully dissapear.

Your head throbbed. It felt like someone had dropped a brick on your head and you didn’t know why. Oh wait, maybe it had something to do with being knocked unconscious during the fight. You had been ambushed by some thugs while you were out getting supplies for the team. Cautiously, you opened one eye. The light wasn’t bright but it was enough to send another stab of pain shooting through your skull. You closed it again and lay for any other few seconds before trying again. The pain wasn’t as bad the second time, but you probably had a concussion. Looking around you saw that you weren’t on the street where you’d been attacked. You were laying on a cot in dingy, little cell with concrete walls, floor, and roof. The door was metal with two smaller doors cut into it, one to look through and one for meals.

Awesome, you thought. Other than the cot there was nothing in the room, not even a frame for the cot a bucket to relieve yourself in. You had also been stripped of all your weapons. There was no way for you to get out of there by yourself, you’d have to hope that your fellow Overwatch agents came looking for you.

Genji was beginning to worry, just a little. It was starting to get late and you hadn’t returned from the supply run. You should have returned hours ago. He knew you could handle yourself, but it was still concerning.

McCree came up to him, “[Name] still not back?”

“No,” Genji replied. Looking at Jesse he said, “Radio me if they return, I’m going to look for them.”

“You got it,” Jesse watched as Genji headed towards the city.

You figured it must have been several hours since you had woken up and there was still no sign of your captors. The throbbing in your head had settled to a dull ache, although it still send pains through your skull when you moved. So you lay on the cot praying to any listening gods that if you had to escape yourself that the pain would subside long enough for you to do so.

At that moment you heard the door unlock and swing open. Opening your eyes sent a small pain through your skull, but it was manageable. An man wearing a suit walked in followed by the two thugs who had ambushed you. All three where eastern-Asian, but that didn’t help you figure out who they they might be.

“Come with us,” the man in the suit said, and the other two each grabbed one of your arms and pulled you up. The pain shot through your skull again and you were barely able to stay on your feet. Silently, the three escorted you out of your cell and up a flight of stairs. At the top of the stairs you realized that you had been imprisoned underneath an oriental palace. You half walked (and were half carried) through a lush garden and into a richly decorated office, that you assumed belonged to your captor. The said captor was an older man who was sitting at a desk. Behind him hung a tapestry embroidered with a familiar signal. Oh no, you thought. This is a problem.

Genji had first gone to all the stores you had planned on going to, and had learned that you had gone to all of them before disappearing. He walked the path you would have taken from the base to the stores and back 3 times. He had to be missing something, but what?

“Excuse me sir, but are you Shimada-san?”

Looking at the speaker, Genji saw it was a young child, probably 9 or 10. “I am. Why do you ask?”

“A man said you would be looking for someone, and that I should give you this,” the young child held out a piece of paper.

Genji took it and slowly unfolded it. Looking at the drawing on the paper, he could have that his heart stopped for a moment, if he had been able to form a coherent thought. After a second of shock he dashed away, leaving the child behind. Grabbing his radio he said, “McCree, I’m going to need a team. We have a problem.”

I’ve been taken prisoner by the Shimada Clan, you realized. This was very bad; you didn’t know what they would do to you, but you doubted it would pleasant.

“[Full Name], what a pleasure to meet you. I understand you are very familiar with a relative of mine.” The pieces clicked in your head. Genji had told you about the distant cousin who had taken over the clan after Hanzo had disappeared, he had told you what a cruel and devious man he was. The fact that he not only knew that Genji was alive but that the two of you were intimate chilled you to the bones.”Nothing to say? I’m a little disappointed, Genji was always shooting his mouth off, I thought you might do the same.”

“What do you want?”

“Ah, he/she speaks,” he smiled, which did nothing to make him seem less intimidating. “All in good time. My cousin should be here soon, and we’ll have a family reunion. It’s been so long since we’ve seen each other.”

“Yeah,” you answered cooly. “It might have something to do with you convincing his brother to kill him.”

“A pity the fool didn’t succeed,” he dropped all pretense of amicably. “It would have made things so much easier. But I can’t let let them run free, so I’ll finish what Hanzo started and then kill him too. I’ll even take a chunk out of Overwatch while I’m it. Your organization has been nothing but a thorn in my side.”

“We’ll be a bit more than that when they come for me.”

“A bit more dead, certainly. Now lovely as this chat has been I have things to attend to. Take her back to her cell!” With that the thugs who had taken you from your cell walked you out of the room and back across the garden.

You head still throbbed but your anger was stronger. It was obvious that the men with you didn’t expect you to fight. Not surprising, since you weren’t exactly in the best condition. You sneaked a glance up at the walls, and saw that the guards on them were looking out, not in. If you were to stand a chance you had to act now.

You waited until you reached the top of the stairs that led to your cell, then kicked the man in the suit down them, and used that to leverage yourself out of the grip of the other men. Your foot hit one in the head and you spun to face the other. The man was skilled, but you were an Overwatch agent, but just because the organization was illegal now didn’t mean the quality of the agents had dropped and you made short work of the thug. Taking his weapon  you hit the other in the head and dropped him back on the ground. The one who had fallen down the stairs hadn’t gotten up yet.

The fight had left you dizzy, there was no way you were going to be able to drag the unconscious men somewhere to hide them, so you left them where they lay and began searching for a way out.

15 minutes later you were still sneaking about. You had only seen a few guards, most of them seemed to be waiting for Overwatch to arrive, but you didn’t let that stop you from being cautious. As you skirted the edge of one of the gardens, you heard a thump-thump-thump-thump. Looking up you saw three large helicopters flying over Shimada Castle. The Overwatch symbol was painted clearly on them.

The next moment chaos erupted. The Shimada troops opened fired on the helicopters and the Overwatch agents returned fire, several of them jumping down to fight in cluster quarters. You saw Tracer come out of one followed by Winston. Hanzo stayed on the helicopter they had just vacated, firing arrows into the fray.

Relief washed over you, they came. You knew they would, but it was still nice to see them. Stepping out in the middle of the garden you waved your arms, “Guys, I’m over here!” A glint of metal shone in your peripheral vision and you turned right as your boyfriend ran up beside you.

“[Name], are you alright?” He cupped your face in his hands, and even though his face mask was still on, you knew he was looking for signs of wounds or torture.

“I might have a concussion, but other than I’m ok,” you assured him. “Let’s just get out of here.”

“I agree,” he said and radioed for one of the helicopters to pick them up.

45 seconds later every agent was on a helicopter and you were flying away. You quickly told Genji, Soldier 76, and a few others what had happened while Angela looked you over. Genji sat next to holding your hand. His face mask was off and concern showed clearly on his face. When you got to the part where you met his cousin you felt his hand squeeze yours tighter.

“I can’t believe he was bold enough to target an Overwatch agent,” he said. “He had to know we’d come. Did he underestimate our strength or is he planning something?”

“I don’t know, but we’ll make sure no one follows us back to base,” said Soldier 76 before getting on the radio to pass the message to the other helicopters.

Sighing you leaning against Genji, listening to soft wirrs of his body. Letting go of your hand he wrapped his arm around your shoulders. You stayed there until you reached the base, where Angela took you to the infirmary so she could properly treat your head.

It took several weeks for Genji to be comfortable being more than 20 feet from you, not that you minded. There’s perks to always having your boyfriend around.

The "I'm sorry I don't have a read more option on mobile" fanfic

Warning: my tablet stinks. Please stick with me if there aren’t any paragraph breaks.


Basis: Undertale fanfic. PTA Sans. Trigger warning because this is my first official fanfic sorry if it’s bad.

Frisk happily bounded up to the top of the bleachers, greeting their friends along the way. They always enjoyed sitting at the top. Not only did being up this high seem fun, but it gave them a perfect view of the rest of the gym.

Sans was sitting with the rest of the adults in the chairs, as they were having their PTA meeting. Frisk never understood why they invited the kids to stay in the gym while they had their meeting. It was so boring.

Sans wasn’t having fun either. These ridiculous people with their ridiculous uneducated opinions were enough to make anyone go mad. Every single time Linda spoke up, he almost fell asleep. Half the time he was joking, but once he actually did fall asleep. Eventually, Linda got fed up.

“If you aren’t going to be productive Sans, then go sit on the bleachers with the kids!”

Sans lazily walked up the steps, mumbling insulting puns under his breath.

Frisk stood up, exited to show Sans all their friends. The others were apprehensive. I mean, there was a skeleton walking around telling puns. Who wouldn’t be a bit worried at first? Sans turned to one of the kids, his hand outstretched.

“Don’t you know how to greet a new pal?” He moved his hand a bit, emphasizing that he wanted a handshake.

The kid hesitantly reached out his hand, and almost fell down in surprise when he heard a loud “PPPPHHHHHTFTF”. Frisk immediately burst into laughter, and the other kids followed suit. Sans looked down at the adults and saw most of them glaring in his direction, but he didn’t care.

After that, going to PTA meetings was fun. Sans often purposefully got himself exiled to the bleachers, where he was able to teach the kids more tricks. He taught them his best knock knock jokes, taught them how best to deliver a pun, taught them that getting yelled at for a pun was the best response.

Pretty soon, Frisk saw a change in their classmates. There was more laughing during class, and the students often set up the teachers for puns. The kids all knew what would happen, and all yelled “Geeeet dunked on!” when the punchline was delivered. Frisk greatly enjoyed the fact that all of the other kids seemed to genuinely like Sans.

Sans began to saw a change too. This one, however, was a negative change. The other adults in the PTA began to whisper when he walked in, and rumors began to spread. The adults often described him as a “bad influence”, and dragged their kids away when he got near.

Sans didn’t mind. He was used to the idiotic comments of the others. He had learned to ignore them. Besides, the kids were having fun, and that was all he cared about.

One day, when Sans and Frisk walked into the gym like normal, Linda gave them a pointed glare. She turned to the other parents and said just loud enough for them to hear, “I feel bad for Frisk. Having to grow up with that idiotic monster. I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up in a mental institution, since they obviously love to hang out with these insane…things.”

Sans unconsciously took a step back. It was such a rude, uncalled for, and downright mean comment. Frisk looked up at their friends on the bleachers, trying to keep back tears. They didn’t exactly know what all the words Linda said meant, but they knew enough to know it wasn’t good.

Grabbing into Sans’ coat, Frisk looked up at him, a few tears falling as they said with a quiet voice, “Sans? What’s an institution? Am I really going there? Is it bad?”

Sans couldn’t bear to see them like this. Holding back his anger for just a few moments, he knelt down to Frisk’s height and put a hand on their shoulder.

“Nah kid, don’t worry. You aren’t going anywhere bad. I promise, nothing will happen to you.” With a pointed glare at the adults he turned back, deadly serious.

“I can’t promise nothing isn’t going to happen to these humans in a few moments, though. So hey, why don’t you go outside with your friends, build a sculpture of Linda, and wreck it for your uncle Sans okay? I have a feeling these humans are in for a b a d t i m e.”

Frisk looked at Sans with chills running down their back. He had asked them with his cold, black stare. He meant business, and Frisk wasn’t going to get in his way.

“Hey guys! Let’s go outside! I’m making a new recess time!” After hearing this, the kids eagerly ran outside, itching to get out of the stuffy and boring gym. Frisk looked back a moment before a blue aura slammed the door shut. Sighing, they went to go play with their friends, silently wishing that Sans would have Mercy.

Sans had no such plans. The lights flickered, the same moments that Sans was slowly approaching the now very afraid group of parents. Glaring up at them with one blue eye, Sans lifted them up off of the ground. It took all he had not to do anything drastic right then and there.

“Oh I get it now Linda. You think I’M the monster, huh? Well guess what, I think there’s an even worse one right here. In fact, there isn’t a single human in this room!”

The members of the PTA, realizing the intention of this particular comment, began to object. They immediately stopped once they saw the expression on Sans’ face.

Just as he was about to show them the true meaning of “get dunked on!”, he heard a tap at the door. Looking behind him, he saw Frisk’s face in the glass pane in the door.

Frisk had come back to make sure Sans didn’t do anything. They had been worried by the bright blue glow emanating from the room. They gave Sans a pointed look, and shook their head.

Sans hesitantly set the adults down and re-opened the doors. Frisk ran inside and gave Sans a hug.

“Oof, hey kid, not so tight. You don’t want me to fall apart!”

Frisk smiled up at him, glad that he didn’t do what he was about to.

“Come on Frisk, let’s get out of here. I think these humans have a lot to think about.”


Pairing: RivaMika
Slice of Life
AU (Living Together)
Rating: G

A/N: HUWAH! I pushed myself to write,edit, post this in one day. This is written from the Revi’s point of view. For those who don’t know, Revi is Mikasa and Levi’s cat, in the AU, ‘Living Together’. He’s a mostly black cat, with white toes and underbelly. It was pretty fun writing this, I hope you understand his cat-lingo. Ahaha.


Revi sat on the windowsill of the living room, slowly turning his head, idly gazing out the window. Petra was on her phone sitting in the sofa. All was quiet but of the ticking of a clock hanging on the wall…

Levi and Mikasa were gone. It has been a fair amount of days since their sudden departure. A week perhaps? A cat really doesn’t measure time the way humans do. I’ve been feeling uneasy, like a stranger in my own home. With fair enough reason; things had been strange lately. Well, it has been for a while actually… 

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*Friendship Rings*

So I saw a comic today on my dash, and a request from another person in the community asking just about anybody to write a fanfic about it.

So I thought, why not step up to the plate for once? Even trash like myself can write a drabble on stuff like this >;3c Mind you I’m not that great of a writer, so I’m terribly sorry if it doesn’t come out as any of you imagined ;v;)

Original idea here

Original comic here

@reapthis76​ Hopefully this is good enough for you!! <33

Edit: I felt super guilty for using the joke without crediting the person who made it in the tags, so thank you so much to @infinite-atmosphere for your inspiring tags!! The post where they made them is here >;3c

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Hello everyone!! ヾ(´▽`;)ゝ Hope you’re all doing well! School has started for some of us, so I wish you all a great year of success!

As for me, I have decided to go through my archive to reorganize and clean my blog. As I scrolled through, I saw my first ff that celebrated my blog reaching 500 followers, on July 27, 2015, my birthday. A year later, I have reached +4k… and I felt so overwhelmed.

To my followers: So I’m making this ff to thank you, who’ve been so supportive and sweet to me, and most of all so understanding. I don’t know how to properly thank you all, but I hope that with my crappy blog, useless stupid screaming in my tags, lame gifsets/gfx etc., I could make you smile a little, get excited over your fave chara/anime, and make your day brighter even for a split second. Because that is what makes me keep running this blog that changes URLs every month (I’m sorry lmao). Thank you for staying with me ♥

To my mutuals/people I follow: Thank you for making my dash beautiful and inspirational with your creations, interesting with everyday-life posts, joyful with stupid vines/videos/memes, dreamy with nsfw art… thank you for entertaining me with the posts you reblog.

To my sweet, pure and lovely friends (well not all of them but): I’m so lucky to have such pure friends by my side, me, a Sinner™ . I suck at making compliments, but know that you’re all very important to me, and that I care very oh so deeply (can you feel it now Mr. Krabs) for you. *hugs you* Thank you for accepting my sinful side. I love you ♥

To the ded squad:  *spits, farts and poops on you* You’re all a bunch of idiots, always bullying me- wait that’s me (◕‿ ◕ ✿) . You’re still huge dumbasses, but I love you all so soooooo much! I’m so happy I met all of you, I find it amazing how supportive we are of each other. You’ve all become so precious to me, and I’m grateful to have you ♥
Thank you putting up with me, for all the “Kim no”, “Kim stop”, “ffs Kim”, I hate y’all +゚*。:゚+凸(◕‿ ◕ ✿)+゚*。:゚+ *hugs tightly* *pukes*

Last but not least, to my #1 bbu Anna: My one and only ♥ I’m so glad we started talking to each other, I can’t believe how kinky we can be to each other damn. You’re an asshole, but that’s why I love you so much my talented bbu ♥

Um sorry, this got super long pfft.

  • Bolded: lovely mutuals 
  • Italicized: my cuties ♥ and the rest (ded squad)
  • *: blogs i admire

A - G

@aitaikimochi @akaahshi @akutakawa @allanimanga @animemangapng @anjizu @aoikawa @asaiis @ashitakkas @asumakosuke @bakaashi @bakeli @bertholdts@bishounenpalace @bohkutos @boukutos @boxuto @canekey @ceejles@daichisawamura @daiifukuu @dailyhaikyuu @dazaaiosamu @dazaiosamu @dazaious @dcku* @diggintama*

E - G

@edgew0rths @envy-and-pride @escarletes*  @futakuchi* @fydgrayman @fyeahyurionice @fygintama @fyhaikyuu @fylavi @gaykei @genosus*@genoza @gintokitoki @goshikiis @grandkawa @gurens

H - K

@haikyuucrows @hailsousuke @haise-potter @hawuka @heenata @hharukas* @hijikatalove @hina-shoo @hinagi-ken @hisokahs @ichimatsus @iwatobiyellow @izayas @juunko-s @kagehinaass* @kahgeyamas* @kahruns @karasuhoe @kasbrekker* @kazzuma @keijis* @kenmai* @kiseryoutas @kittlekrattle* @kiuroo @kkrultepes @komaedas* @kugurii @kurooa* @kurorolucilfer* @kuroushi @kyovka

L - R

@lametooru @luffylicious @lynn-kun @mihkoriz @mikotoray* @mira-chans @mishychan @miss-cigarettes @mizukihs*@mocchis @msysh @nakahxra @nanzse* @neahh @neahhwalker @nicolasis* @niuniente* @ochakko @odoh @oikavaas @oikawahtoorus*​ @oikawastooru @oikawatoeru @oizumi* @okitahsougo @okiwaka @pyunsukee @rakutagawa @rinsuokah* @ryoutaah

S gets its own Special Section╭☞( ͡ ͡° ͜ ʖ ͡ ͡°)╭☞

@s-hinsengumi* @sableu @saeko* @saitosshimaru* @saitouzzz @sakurabuns* @sakusa-chan* @sarapyon* @sawtsuki* @seiirins* @seiyuu* @seiyuunotabi @sekigannn* @shaikyuu @shigekis* @shinyeahs @shirooskeith* @shounentrash @shouyeo @shouyio @skeptic-manila* @somasyukihira @sougu* @spirition* @sshiroyasha* @ssugawaras @sukerokus*

T - Z

@tartatail@tattsunsan @tervshimas @tiacchi @tobiohchan*@tobioskageyama@tojoh @toovru @toshinorie @tsukis*@ttoorus*@ttoushirou @ukiinas* @ukiyous @urushenna @vtsvro @wamuura @xatsushis @xoxomyseriesxoxo* @yushiyuki @zorosmile 


Genocide: Asgore, Toriel and Papyrus(Personality analysis. I owe it to them )

Would be disrespectful to the characters doing this route with nothing to take away from it. (I hope this will be my last and that I don’t have the resolve to continue)

TLDR: You can feel Asgore’s pain when it comes to killing full force.

You completely break Toriel’s world views and core personality, forcing her to realise just what exactly Asgore has to face in the most unpleasant way possible.

Papyrus is neither dumb nor a loser. Guy’s smart,wise and positive, just a ditz. Easily the strongest emotionally.

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anonymous asked:

I'm glad you also framed the cake as the call back to the mark's hunger, cause that's also what my mind immediately jumped to, instead of the bi!dean metaphor that is often used (I support that view too) but that's not what I'm here to ask about. We saw very little activity out of the mark this ep, though that may have to do w/ Jenny Klein's often flawed writing, even when Dean sorta killed Cole, do you have any thoughts on that? The seemingly unaffected Dean weeks after killing Cain himself?

Hey sweetie!

I am glad you like the reading. I hadn’t come across the “pie as a metaphor for Dean being bi” yet, but I didn’t realy have time to look on my dash yet. Plus: I like to collect my thoughts and type them out without getting influenced by other interpretations. :) Also: I won’t manage to rewatch the episode before tomorrow night, so the following is just based on the spotty memory of having watched the episode this morning before heading to work.

But to your question. I agree that Dean seemed entirely too calm given how on edge and amped up he was after he killed Abaddon. If we take that as a comparison, I think it is valid to assume that Dean would be even more hopped up now given he killed the Father of Murder (unless Cain didn’t die - though I am not really thinking Cain is alive still) and one can only assume that it will be much more catastrophic and extreme than it was with Abaddon, who was “just” a Knight of Hell.

I think they deliberately did not further go into what Dean did after he left that kitchen - just thinking back on it sends shivers down my spine - and don’t give us any clues as to if he sleeps for example (the beginning suggest neither Sam nor Dean sleep). And I could imagine that to continue. I know I talked about a sceanrio I could imagine happening at some point towards the end of the season the other day, but I cannot find the post right now, but basically I thought that we will get glimpses here and there of something “other” shining through in Dean, but he remains in control and seemingly put together up until a certain point, when in some sort of flashback it will be revealed what Dean did all the times we didn’t see him and Cas and Sam weren’t observing and it will be really devastating.

In short, I could imagine them “playing down” and making Dean appear to be more in tune and control to have the audience believe he is getting better only to strike in the most unexpected momnt so it would be more shocking.

That being said: I like to think, that Dean does somewhat grows more in tune with himself and is starting to work through balance, but I think it might only need a tiny push to send him right over the edge.

There was a lot in this episode that made it seems as if Dean is on a good path, there were just as many however that suggested that Dean still thinks he “is past saving”. These conflicting aspects mostly played out when comparing Dean’s conversations with Sam and with Cole.

On an ending note. I think the MoC was actually front and center throughout the entire episode - only not with the show framing Dean shaking or adding the “evil little steam whistle” or the “heartbeat” - but mostly in parallels.

The Monsters of the Week were the perfect mirror for what is going on wth Dean. We had the Khan worms - something evil taking over good people and turning them into blood thirsty (perfect parallel to the MoC which also is always thirsty and hungry for blood and killing) monsters which alone provided the perfect parallel to Dean (and to Sam’s demon blood addiction as well btw) current predicament. The two widows also reminded me a lot of Mary Winchester, who experienced what the war had done to John as well while the other reminded me of Lisa, who took Dean in after Sam jumped into the pit. That time during S6 was often referred to by the writers as Dean going through something similar as “The Hurt Locker”, which was also about a soldier dealing with PTSD and the aftermath of having been too war. Dean shared similar expereinces with his time and hell and purgatory and of course, he has been called “daddy’s little soldier” a lot of times to make the parallel a possibility.

All that being said and to com back to the hunger vs. thirst thing. I wrote a more elaborate piece on Dean’s hunger here, if you are interested. :) I think it’s interesting they chose the Khan worms to dry out their victims and ONCE AGAIN BASICALLY KILLING FROM THE INSIDE OUT which has been a MAJOR theme ever since S9 and the only way to be freed from them was to dry out - which to me is another parallel to Sam’s detox in S4.

Sorry this got long and rambly towards the end. Thank you so much for your question. I hope I somehow managed to type up something coherent that answered your question. I might have gotten blown off track a bit. *bites lip*

anonymous asked:

Ok, so I am a sterek shipper and haven't really shipped anything besides them, but I've seen quite a bit of stucky on my dash and since I saw that before I saw 'the winter soldier' I looked for stucky more when I watched the movie. And while I can see the ship, I'm not quite sold yet so i was wondering if you knew any really good stucky fics that could ease me into shipping them? I'm just worried that w the treatment of sterek by tw I'll need a ship to fall back on!!

Aahahha do I know any good Stucky fics. Oh boy, do I ever. You know, when I started reading Stucky fics a month or so ago, I said “Oh, I’ll do a small rec list once I have the time”.

I currently have over 120 pretty much superb Stucky fics bookmarked, and I’d recommend you read all of them. I won’t have time to make them into an actual rec list for a bit yt, I think, ut my bookmarks are here: 


I’m also gonna link you to some of my very very favourites, although be warned, some of them are very long :D

Am I the only one zen around here

I really don’t know what the fuck happened but once again Carylers are calling for NRs head on a pike.

He tweeted an article. A very pro Caryl article. With a stupid click farming poll.  Big whoop.  What is written is written. I refuse to vote on that poll because it is meaningless. the plethora of pro Caryl articles, NR shooting down romance between D & B has me very confident. 

Now my dash is flooded with posts everything from hoping Daryl dies to cutting off his dick. Nice. Saying Daryl’s dick is gross and shriveled and doesn’t need to be in Carol.  Sorry, I doubt Carol is exactly springtime fresh right now herself.

Look, NR isn’t perfect.  He’s quirky.  He likes attention.  Who knows why he does what he does. Sorry. I like him.  Actually I was hoping he’d be a dick when I met him so I could cool my feels for him and Daryl a bit.  Didn’t happen.  He was gracious, gentle, and very sweet.  Sorry but until the guy does something to me personally I just can’t hate him. I don’t care who he dates.  I don’t care what he does on his personal time. I really wish I could stick a cable into my brain and show his reaction to my Caryl shirt because then maybe you would be as calm as I am.

Some of the Tweets I saw from Caryler’s directed to him were downright disgusting.  These same Carylers probably feel the same way when certain B@thylers say similar things toward MMB. Next time when you say how awful that other ship is for saying such awful things, are YOUR words always so sweet?

I respect your right to hate, despise, and loathe Daryl/NR.  Want him dead? Fine.  That’s your opinion. You absolutely have every right to have that and I completely and totally respect it.

Respect MY right to like him.  Don’t make me feel like crap because I do. Don’t make it seem I’m not a true Caryler because I like Daryl/NR.

Peace out Caryl on.

anonymous asked:

I don't know why but the fact that that Leighton quote already has almost 4K notes and for some reason keeps showing up on my dash (even though I thought I didn't follow any anti-chair people) kind of upsets me. People call Chuck and Blair trash and call themselves trash for shipping them, so does that mean I should feel ashamed for shipping them too? Because I'm not and i don't understand why I should be.

First of all, I sincerely hope you went to the source of that interview and listened to it for yourself as the quote currently circulating on tumblr paraphrases her words and cuts off what she said before and after. I’ve transcribed the whole conversation, but I would recommend listening to it yourself (if only for the music performances at the end).

Interviewer: “How many times did you get a script where you got just an overly dramatic scene between you and Chuck or Ed and just kind of — did you have a reaction like ‘oh, this is good, juicy, meaty stuff’ or were you like ‘oh my god, this is just so over top’? Or, what? What was your reaction?”

Leighton: “I mean, you know, I—I’m not one to, like, you know bad mouth it at all because I think that it truly, like, it was great for what it was and, you know, and – and it was fine. Uh, no, I mean I think it’s weird now, especially because people are like ‘why aren’t you guys together?’. Or you know, I’m like, it’s because it’s not real life.”

Interviewer: “To be clear, I’m not that kind of fan.”

Leighton: “Okay. I can tell. I can tell.”

Interviewer: "I am not that kind of fan.”

Leighton: “But, yeah, the dramatic stuff I was like — I don’t think people should – the only thing is, I think, is that I hope that young women aren’t looking at this and thinking like ‘I should model my relationships after this’ because it was so dramatic and, like, there was some domestic violence in there that I didn’t necessarily love but besides that it was, I guess, sexy to some extent.”

Interviewer: “Yeah. Y’all definitely dealt with a lot of issues that kids are dealing with today.”

Leighton: “Sexy nineteen year olds.”

The quote circulating tumblr right now (at least the one I saw on my dash before rectifying the issue) leaves out her stating that she thinks (a) Gossip Girl was great for what it was, (b) it was fine, or © that she thinks it was sexy to some extent. Leave those points out and, yeah, it does sound like Leighton is trashing the show, but all these posters and rebloggers are doing is circulating a quote out of context and twisting Leighton’s statement to fit their agenda.

By the way, I can assure that if you did this at any newspaper worth its salt, your editor would scream at you and you’d likely get a phone call from the interviewee calling you out for cherry-picking their quote. Same thing in academics.

All Leighton is saying is that there were some questionable aspects of Chuck and Blair’s relationship but it was dramatic show by nature and she hopes people can separate real life from fiction. Which, obviously, some people can’t since they ask her why she isn’t married to Ed or conveniently leave out the rest of her quote in the hopes of making people feel bad.

I cannot speak for every Chair fan out there, but I readily admit that Chuck and Blair work for Chuck and Blair in Chuck and Blair’s world. I don’t live in it; it’s not real.

I know that fiction is, by its very nature, made up and not a reflection of real life. I mean, who wants to watch an entire show devoted to the kind of life I lead — working for 10 hours a day and forgetting to pick up my dry cleaning, again? Boring.

I can love their all-consuming, l’amour fou and ship them with the burning passion of a thousand suns because I recognize the fact that they are not real and this is fiction. Because I can recognize that I am not Blair and the person I choose to be romantically involved with is not Chuck. Same for every other ship I have shipped in the past and will ship in the future.

That’s all Leighton is saying — that she hopes people will not confuse the fictional love of Chuck and Blair with their own relationships given how much people already seem to struggle with the separation of fiction and reality as they scream and yell (as evidence by my experience at the stage door of Of Mice and Men) and tweet and ask and pester her why she is not married to Ed

And there is no reason why you or I or any other Chair fan should be made to feel like trash or be told that Chuck and Blair are trash because this is fiction. It is not real. What we like in our fiction does not reflect what we like in real life or the expectations we have for our own relationships.

(See: people who like to read crime novels, people who read misogynistic romance novels, etc.)

I’m sorry they are getting you down. Just remember, as a great real-life woman once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” so unfollow, block, ignore, and move on to fangirling or remembering to pick up your dry cleaning.

If you truly feel down, go do a quick search for Chuck and Blair (or, Dan and Blair) on Twitter and see all the tweets from people just now discovering their own crazy, all-consuming love for Chair via Netflix. They’ve been watching without hiatuses, without all this fandom wank in the way and coming to the same conclusion you and I and countless others have — that Chuck and Blair love each other in their own crazy, dramatic, and fictional way.

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