im late aren't i

WHEN THE WAR IS OVER AND YOU TAKE YOUR ALIEN GF TO YOUR HOME COUNTRY AND SHOW HER YOUR CULTURE AND TAKE HER TO A FESTIVAL AND WIN HER A GIANT PRIZE AND SHE LOVES IT AND LOVES YOU AND YOU LOVE HER AND EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL AND RIGHT AND GOOD

EDIT: THANK YOU @mikishami FOR THE BEAUTIFUL SUGGESTION TO GIVE THEM A TOTORO

stop treating todoroki like a stupid fuck pls

oohhh my goddd y’all todoroki didn’t grow up in a cave. the boy lived with an abusive father for years, he was abused, he’s socially awkward but he’s not a reckless idiot. did y’all sleep on his entire arc

and listen, as much as i love todo//deku myself, he didn’t blindly rush to midoriya’s location when he received that mass text, he knew something was wrong & was the first and only one of midoriya’s contacts to figure out that the boy was in trouble

“all you did was mass-send your location pin to all your contacts”

actually, let’s go back to the very beginning of the series:

his very first line shows us that he’s….. not… dumb?

AND (manga spoiIers ahead) DID Y’ALL FORGET ABOUT THIS?

AND THIS?

can you tell that i’m sick of abuse victims being mischaracterised as dumb by their fandoms?

OH, AND HE HAS A SENSE OF HUMOUR. HE’S STOIC MOST OF THE TIME, BUT HE’S NOT INCAPABLE OF MAKING JOKES OR UNDERSTANDING THEM??

plus, for some mysterious reason everyone seems to be forgetting that he ranked 5th out of 20 in the end term written exam? (midoriya was 4th) hmmhhm

hell, when midoriya asks todoroki what he’d do with kouda, he straight up gives advice that i’m 100% certain comes from a personal standpoint:

todoroki knows how to express himself. he knows how his actions influence others, what impression he gives off. HE’S NOT DENSE.

and my dudes. even if you’re gonna write him as a lovestruck fool in fics: being in love means you can sometimes make irrational decisions or act flustered. it doesn’t mean you Suddenly lose half of your braincells.

MHHHHMM CONCLUSION: being socially awkward as a result of years of abuse doesn’t mean you’re “not with the times”. todoroki has a phone. he understands sarcasm. he gets jokes. he knows what an emoji is. he can communicate face-to-face with someone. he gets social cues. he’s an excellent fighter, analyser and strategist. 

so stop treating him like a stupid fuck.

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This may be the most ambitious paint project I’ve ever undertaken, but it’s also been one of the most rewarding. I painted this as a birthday present for a very dear friend of mine who adores space, but I wanted to chronicle the full process over the course of a couple of weeks. I call it Windows.

depeche mode announcing UK winter tour

depeche mode announcing UK winter tour when i have no money

Concept: College is over. I got the job I wanted. My tuition is fully paid off. The birds are singing and I can stop to listen instead of rushing to class. I can treat myself all I want.
—  Maxwell Diawuoh, Once A Day (59/366)
Nursey hates his hands
  • i feel like everyone thinks nursey - this elegant private school poet - has really beautiful elegant hands with nice nails and while that’s fine i’d just like to suggest that
  • he’s a nail biter
  • and a picker
  • has been since he was a little kid
  • it was never enough to be really concerning when he was little since you know. kids just bite their nails. unless you’re getting infections left and right it’s not a big deal and no one notices
  • later in his early teens he started feeling a bit self conscious about it
    • like you do about everything at that age
  • he reduces his biting by using that nasty tasting nail polish
    • that doesn’t help with his picking though
    • he wears gloves as much as he can one winter and by the end of it he thinks he’s in the clear
  • it doesn’t stick around though
    • within a month he’s picking again and then he finds himself biting when he gets stressed over homework
  • he’s a very fidgety kind of person always doodling or writing in his notes or drumming his fingers or tapping his knee
    • my boy also has restless leg syndrome and he and dex commiserate about that a lot (they have a lot of little things in common ok fight me)
    • picking and biting is an extension of that
  • still he manages to get himself to stop again and again
  • and then when his depression hits really bad for the first time (around 13-14) he finds that he just. can’t stop. he starts again on purpose. 
    • not that he knows that he’s depressed at this point
  • but it’s always when he feels like he has his shit together that he manages to stop, and have his nails grow
    • this happens less and less often
  • later in high school and his depression is worse
    • he hurts himself and the first wave is always nails bitten to the quick, bleeding cuticles
    • there are scars there now. he hides them with fingerless gloves in the winter and they’re faded enough to just be imperfections traced over his knuckles in the summer
  • when he starts seeing a therapist one of the first things she asks him is about his nails
    • his fingers are beyond irritated and fucked up at this point tbh
    • he says he hates them. he HATES how he can’t stop and he hates how they look and how they hurt and sometimes he bites them so badly that he can’t sleep from the sting
    • she gives him a bunch of tips to stop 
      • all of which he’s already tried
    • she also tells him - in that flippant way that therapists really shouldn’t but sometimes do - that there’s worse things he could be doing
    • the nail biting never comes up again. after all there are real scars to deal with 
  • he associates his nail biting and picking with his depression now 
    • he sometimes wondered if he’s so far gone with this that the nail biting is causing the depression not the other way around
    • either way when he catches himself biting his nails after a good period his stomach drops
  • by the time he gets to college he’s mostly doing ok. he still has those days and weeks and months though
    • his nails have to be trimmed - he’s an athlete - but those times they have ragged edges and the skin around them is torn and sore
  • lardo is the first one to notice really
    • she paints his nails a lot
    • when he’s biting and when he’s not
    • it helps him to feel better
    • helps him to WANT to look at his hands
  • nobody really finds out what the self harm scars on his hands are until much later
    • he has ones on his thighs which he knows people instantly recognise. but the ones on his hands are only obvious to him
    • he tells dex one night in their senior year
      • dex kisses his knuckles and helps him paint his nails a vibrant pink
      • dex tells him he loves nursey’s hands - the way they’re big and soft and show how Nursey is really feeling, how he’s vulnerable
      • because underneath all of that chill there’s someone who alternates between falling and flying
      • so dex paints those bitten nails and takes nursey’s hands in his and helps him fly
      • nursey tells him he loves him for the first time that night 
  • he still bites and he still has those bad days and weeks and months
    • but having someone who knows and can read him through the way his fingers tap and his brow furrows helps
    • dex is always ready with nail polish or all the space nursey needs
    • and nursey hates his hands - but he loves how he has the option to make things better for himself. and someone to help him along
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                    And with the black banners raised, 
                    as the crooked smiles fade

                                               former heroes who quit too late

Reasons Why You Should Date Me

I’ll play in your hair all day

I know how to cook more than noodles

I am extremely supportive

I can bake you cookies when you’re sad

I give good hugs

I’ll sing you to sleep (I can sing pretty well)

I have a good taste in music

I’ll play video games with you

I’m very flexible…. With my schedule