im still conflicted over whether to say i liked this or not

about shiro not backing keith’s story in bom: i think there’s other factors that a lot of people overlook. namely, the fact that shiro’s response isn’t just him reacting to an isolated incident–its him finally putting together the pieces after a long time of dealing with constant doubt and concern. because he knows something’s up with keith. in season 2, he’s the only one that does. on two separate occasions, he takes keith aside and tries to talk to him, to ask him what’s wrong, to try and get him to open up. and every time keith shuts him out? you can see the fear on shiro’s face, can see that he feels like they’re slowly drifting apart and he’s losing keith

these two strike me as friends who probably used to tell each other everything. so the fact that keith is refusing to talk now, that he’s forcing this distance between them? shiro doesn’t know what to think. and when he sees keith has this alien knife and is maybe part galra? maybe isn’t even from earth at all? shiro is very quickly finding out that this person he’s very close to, someone who he thought he knew everything about, is quite literally becoming alien. his best friend is suddenly a stranger, and he’s questioning whether he ever even knew him at all  

looking at shiro’s face here, he looks just as panicked as keith. despite how good he is at improvising and acting, he doesn’t even have it in him to scrape together an excuse or cover story. he’s genuinely shocked, and just blurts the words out without thinking. “I…I don’t know”–he hesitates, stumbles. he’s seeing the person he thought he was really close to in a whole new light, and he doesn’t know how to handle it

and keith? when he’s down on the ground, the first thing he says is “Shiro, you know me.” becuase he’s trying desperately to bridge that gap, to make shiro see–to prove that, even if keith’s going through some shit, even if he doesn’t know who he himself is, he hasn’t changed. the person shiro knew is still the same. 

also, look at shiro’s face after that exchange. that doesn’t look like someone who just sold out or distrusts their friend. he takes the time to look at keith and kinda check in, to see how vulnerable and scared he looks (scared because he thinks shiro doesn’t trust him)

before he goes right back to glaring and confronting the bom

he then tells keith theyre leaving and starts walking away. he realizes there’s some kind of conflict here between keith and the bom, so he tries to separate them. if he really didnt trust his friend, he would’ve insisted he either 1 hand over the knife or 2 started asking a bunch of personally invasive questions–after all, this is the person that insisted on morally grey mind control interrogation to extract information from a galra. 

instead, he sees how honestly hurt and confused keith looks, so he gives him some space and tries to quickly remove him from the situation 

and when keith insists on staying? shiro’s worried look in the background there? even if he doesn’t understand what’s been going on with keith all this time, he’s clearly concerned, clearly cares. he backs off a bit and let’s keith say his piece, because he realizes just how much all this means to him. shiro doesn’t interfere again until after he hears keith’s life will be on the line, and immediately tries to get him out of there 

he goes right up to keith’s side when he tries to reason with him, and we get a repeat of that shoulder touch thing these two do so much. shiro especially does this to keith a lot, and it honestly seems like a kind of grounding thing. he reaches out to keith, tries to tell him that whatever’s going on his life isn’t worth it, holds onto him to offer some kind of comfort. the way shiro tries to convince him here reminds me a lot of that thing joaquim said in an interview, about how “shiro is sort of the only thing that can really calm him down and keep him in check.” shiro very much tries to do that here, sees that keith is angry and upset and tries to keep him from making a reckless decision. 

was shiro really taken aback and hurt initially? i think so, yes. but once he kinda has a bit of time to recover and think things through he’s still thinking of keith and trying to help him as best he can–this is also why he doesn’t try to stop him again until it’s absolutely necessary, because he respects keith’s volition and understands the importance of that autonomy. when push comes to shove, regardless of the situation, shiro still steps up to protect keith 

A Messed Up Place | Eleven

Pairings: Bucky x Reader

Summary: Truths are revealed.

Warnings: Lots of shouting — an extremely heated argument takes place. Lots of name-calling and swearing. Excessive use of the word ‘fuck’.

Notes: Written for @hellomissmabel’s birthday/2k celebration.

It is honestly a relief to finally be able to write this chapter. This was the first scene that popped into my head all those weeks ago, when I first planned AMUP. I have been dying to write it ever since. Anyway. Much angst ahead. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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anonymous asked:

hi!! i know you said you were answering witchy asks so heres what ive got. im a really new witch, ive been interested in it for a few months now and have veeery slowly started trying to figure out what types of magic i can do / enjoy. i know research is the way to become more aware of magic and how to do it, but im never sure what good sources are or what are good articles to read for baby witches. if you have any, id be really thankful! thanks for considering even if you say no <3

Okay, so, instead of recommending you articles and stuff, I’m gonna talk a bit about critical thinking in magic, and using our discernment, because I don’t think it gets talked about a lot.

So the thing is, first off, there are a lot of sources out there, as we know. Some are awesome, some are hit and miss, and some are just…bad. But how can we tell them apart, and how can I know as a beginner what to avoid?

Well, the first thing you want to do is find your source of information. Pick an article. Read it all the way through. Now, how do you feel about what you read? Did it make sense, or were you left confused on a lot of points? Did it *seem* reasonable? Was there anything that didn’t sit right, or made you feel uncomfortable or unsure of yourself?

As magic users, we are taught our instincts are very important, and generally good to follow in regards to magic; I’d say the same can be said for researching magic as well. Of course, it’s not to be totally relied on every time, but it can definitely give you an idea of things you may want to stay away from if it doesn’t sit right with you. Not only is the information accuracy important, but whether you are comfortable utilizing it too! our boundaries in magic are just as important.

Paying attention to any sort of comments or reviews on sources is great too. There are some problematic sources out there, and we do talk about that sort of thing on Tumblr. There can still be useful things found in bad resources, however; you just need to know the problem areas to avoid so you can sift through it to find anything that may be useful to you.

Problem areas:

  • using the terms witchcraft / Wicca / pagan interchangeably
  • religious exclusion (saying one religion is better than another)
  • elitism (“real witches only do *this*” ; “you are only a real witch if you are *this*” ; etc.)
  • cultural appropriation
    • chakras
    • smudging
    • spirit animals
    • animal totems
    • Voodoo / voudou
  • racism
  • anti-LGBT
  • use of slurs
    • g*psy is a big one
  • claiming Wicca as an ancient religion / oldest religion
  • outdated information (can be a problem to some)

This is just what I can think of right now, and is by no means a complete list. If you find something that you wonder if that’s really okay, or gives you a bad gut feeling, stay away from it, or try to look into it a bit more and see what you can find.

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Some find that a lack of sources can be a problem, and that is definitely the case with published authors. Online, however, you are more than likely going to find personal experiences, and we can’t really source our own experiences and methods besides to ourselves. Not everyone references the posts they used for herb correspondences, or what method they used for their sigils. Generally you will want to know sources for more about the information of the practice (its history and usage over time, magic users in the past, etc.), because that area is really fuzzy and there’s lots of misinformation on that.

In regards to telling information accuracy - this can be a bit harder nowadays, since we know that magic is unique to each that practices it, and so you may even sometimes see conflicting information on the same topics! Definitely very confusing from the start. I think it is important to keep in mind different views and methods are possible as you research. However, I still recommend that you cross reference.

If you are reading through something, and you wish to check its accuracy, Google it. For example, if someone mentions the properties of rue, and you want to see if that’s really how it’s used commonly, search it up. (This isn’t just applicable to Google, but any other reference materials you may have, Google is just the easiest for accessibility.) Check a few other resources, see what they have to say on the topic. Do they line up for the most part? Where are the differences? Do you have any personal feelings on the topic yet?

Sometimes just experience is enough to tell whether something is legit or bogus. Say you find a spell, and it looks kinda meh, but you don’t really know for sure if it’s any good for you - give it a test run. Learning and discovering for yourself can be just as important and have as big an impact on your craft as anything else. This may have a higher level of risk to it than other methods of research, but sometimes we gotta…

I think that’s really what witchcraft is all about - because all the research in the world isn’t really helpful if you don’t do anything about it. Your experiences may vary based on what you read, and that’s fine, but you’ll never know how it may really work for you unless you try it out for yourself. And I mean, of course you should be doing it in a safe way, but hopefully you know the importance of performing your actions safely in magic and the benefits of protective methods.

Honestly, discernment is something that is experienced and learned that way - trial and error do really help a lot for each of us to find out if this particular thing is any good for us - and just because it may be legit for one person, doesn’t mean it is for you. That is why it’s great to do the research, but you also need to back it up with the physical actions of trying it out too. 

Now, this is by not means extensive or complete, it’s just what I can think of at this time. 

I’m gonna give you some resources as well, just to be sure.

All of the posts I would recommend would be from Tumblr, since that is where my main arch of experience comes from. However, you can definitely Google your own articles and take a look-see through them, see what sounds feasible to you, if anything makes you feel weird, and cross reference it to a couple other references.

If you can do books, here are some that other have recommended.

I hope this helps you! If I can think of anything else to add in the future, I may do that, but off the top of my head, this is what I’ve got. I have a huge post on how to do witchy research in my drafts, but it is still gonna stay there for a bit, particularly because I have no time and energy for it right now, lol. But I hope this gives you some ideas! :D

ginaisinthediner  asked:

how would a person know if they're FE function is well developed (im an ENFP just lettin u know)

That depends on what you think Fe is.

I had a discussion this morning at breakfast over why some people, of any type, seem to be totally oblivious to what is culturally or socially appropriate, and the inevitable theory was that some people are simply not tuned in to other people, regardless of type.

You can be TUNED IN (paying attention to their cues, their comfort, their needs, and their feelings) to other people regardless of type.

I have seen not-tuned-in high Fe’s:

  • Bring up inappropriate things in public for discussion, in a mixed group
  • Assert their political opinions without being aware of or considerate about the opinions of the other people at the table
  • Over-share and make others deeply uncomfortable
  • Say whatever they feel, regardless of whether this is the time or place
  • Bore everyone at the table to death with a long, self-involved speech, monologue, or story
  • Be demanding and inconsiderate of service people, and expect them to ‘change’ to suit what THEY want
  • Refuse to suppress their opinions for group comfort, change their behavior to be more appropriate, or cater to anyone’s demands

I bring this up because Fi’s are often accused of this type of behavior, with the implication that Fe’s can never be that socially inappropriate, and I want you to know it has nothing to do with type, and everything to do with an immature ego and lack of tuning in to other people and the outer world. You can be a total Fe and still be oblivious to other people’s feelings (Norma Bates in Bates Motel).

Fe is about social harmony and attentiveness to other people, right?

Nope. That is not what Fe is.

It’s a mindset. You and me becomes WE. It’s about the free, easy expression of emotions, and the ability to handle them in the moment, as they happen. It enables the Fe to fake feelings to accomplish a task, and to build a sense of camaraderie with and among others, in order to get that task done; it “mirrors” people’s feelings back at them, which helps the Fe feel connected to the other person; and because of this, the Fe is most comfortable with others who share their values. Some Fe’s become skilled enough with it to know what to say to make people feel better (”you always know just what to say…”), and how to deliver criticisms without hurting the other person’s feelings too much.

It is the act of using other people to accomplish things; often by rallying them around a goal. Thus, the natural dialogue of Fe is often “us.”

  • “WE will do the subscriptions this afternoon…” (even though the person speaking won’t be doing them)
  • “WE can accomplish this if we work together!” (the mantra of every Fe politician who ever lived)
  • “WE can get through this!” (even if it’s really just you who is struggling)

Fe wants group harmony in order to accomplish its goals.

Fe is Mr. Selfridge giving rah-rah speeches to his department store employees, to rally them around the store’s new promotional program and help them all feel like they belong and are family, even though he’s really the boss.

Fe is Margaery Tyrell slapping a fake smile on her face and being whatever she needs to be, in order to survive.

Fe is Rory Gilmore going on and on about her feelings to her mother.

So, how do you tell how developed your Fe is?

You tell me.

  • Being polite and appropriate is not Fe.
  • Self-censoring to avoid conflict is not Fe.
  • Being annoyed that someone brought up an inappropriate topic is not Fe.
  • Catering your behavior to fit in with a group is not Fe.
  • Wanting to impact people’s emotions is not Fe (but how you go about doing it differs based on whether you use Fe or Fi).

It’s a method of communication.

It’s a mental mindset.

It’s a framework that influences how you communicate.

I thought I had Fe for a long time, because social appropriateness matters to me. I tune in to other people. I notice if they are bored and avoid going on and on about things they have no interest in. I don’t talk about things with them that I know would make them too uncomfortable, or offend them. I know there is a time and a place for certain kinds of behaviors and ideas. I frown on people who do not observe social conventions, in that manner, because it feels wrong to me to be insensitive or inappropriate. I used to get praise in social settings as a child from adults (which was humiliating for me; unlike a Fe, it did not uplift me or make me feel good about myself, because I can’t be any other way and live with myself) on my behavior. I was never rowdy. I never caused trouble. I never offended anyone. I never drew attention to myself.

I value politeness. I don’t like selfishness. I do not wish to offend (except when I am angry or passionate enough about something that I can’t keep my mouth shut), and often as a writer, I am very aware of my core audience, I try and write something thought-provoking that is not offensive, and I fret a great deal about how my book will be received. (Will this offend this group? Will that offend that group? How can I keep both sides happy?) I do care what others think of me – just not enough to alter my strong ethical opinions to suit them.

Just because everyone is doing it is not a valid argument with me, and if you try and push me to do something I think is wrong, you’re going to get a strong refusal accompanied by an enormous heaping of Fi-judgment on your behavior.

I remember, in particular, one incident from my early teen years, that one might mistake as Fe, but it wasn’t. It went thus:

Teenage Girl: “We should totally do ______.”

Me: “No. It would upset my mother.“

Teenage Girl: “All the better reason to do it then!”

Me: *strong whiff of disapproval, accompanied by a glacial glare* “And why would I want to upset her?” *insinuation: you’re a bad person to suggest it, and we’re done after this*

On the surface, this might seem like Fe, right? I’m choosing my behavior based on my mother’s feelings. Except, it’s not Fe. It’s Fi. My motive was: “I love my parents. I saw someone close to me put them through hell with that kind of behavior, and I will never act like that.”

So really, my motive was: it is beneath ME (Fi) to act like that (Fi judgment); screw this “all teenagers act out” apologetic bullshit, that isn’t me (Fi).

I have no idea if that answered your question or not. But, there it is.

- ENFP Mod

PS: Cue the anxiety of hitting ‘post,’ for fear I might offend someone, and then have to deal with their feelings with my clumsy tert-Te. ;)

All the Things I Didn’t Say

All the Things I Didn’t Say

Tom Holland x Reader

Word Count: 3350ish

Warnings: Angssst, 2 curse words

Part one HERE!

A/N: This took longer than I wanted it but im a lazy piece o crap. I think this is canceling out my other request for “no happy ending” but like I cant ignore this request so here you go.

Originally posted by tmholland

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too-many-goddamn-fandoms  asked:

For the honesty hour thing: So, how did you fall in love with Sakuya, and want attracts you to his character? Im interested in this!

Lol girl did I ever tell you that I love you?

It took me awhile to answer this because I needed to collect my thoughts about it. AHAHA TAKE A SEAT EVERYONE. Okay gosh where to begin….. THIS IS LIKE THE INTERVIEW I WAS WAITING FOR. HA.

Well, as some people know I wasn’t extremely fond of Sakuya when I first started Servamp about….7-8 months ago? I didn’t hate him or anything, just didn’t really care for him at first. (but that kinda goes for quite a bit of characters really, but everyone grows on me at some point. ^^)

I think what really got to me was after learning about his past and how it affected his motives, relationships and current situation in the series.

So many aspects about his characters just make so much sense but I feel like are just kinda looked over……. probably cause his backstory was kinda glazed over real quick, in my opinion at least. (Like why dammit? I have so many questions still, this series can’t do this to me.) It just really kills me inside, especially the more I thought about it and the more I think about his character.

I’m gonna kinda express some of my new random thoughts on his past , cause this intrigues me oddly: (Kinda theory time right now whoooo) AND ALL IS WHAT GIVE ME SO MANY FEELINGS MY GOSH.

Just thinking about the extent of the abuse he must’ve suffered is something that really boggles my mind…… We know it went on for years, those 6 years before his “death” and then probably a few more before that obviously, when his sister was still alive. Who’s knows how long she had to endure it though? She was much older, Sakuya was about 9 at the time, and she appeared to be High School (or maybe Middle School can’t really tell with the uniform.) 

She was also the one covered in bandages after all, and we couldn’t see any visible scars or injuries on Sakuya. So she obviously took all the beatings so he wouldn’t have too most likely but after when she died I’m sure things got worse for poor little Sakuya.

But this is my other biggest thing about the abuse he went through…

How come he never tried running away?

We all know his parents threatened to do the same thing to him as they did to his older sister, but could he really not just try and leave before anything happened? Maybe not until he got a bit older.. but still….

Was his parents that controlling? I doubt his parents even cared enough to hunt him down if he did run away…. So why didn’t he try? Did they really keep him that locked in? Its so hard for me to imagine him being and feeling that hopeless, did he have zero fight inside him?

It’s hard to imagine him not fighting back in the slightest. But he could have been a very different person back when he was human too, of course. Maybe more meek and submissive… again who knows. (To be honest, I am extremely curious about to what most of the vampires characters were like before they were vampires and who and what they did before as well.

But anyway, do you think Sakuya put up with it…

Because it was ALSO a loyalty thing??!? I’m making no jokes here. Hear me out, even if he hated his parents(I’m sure he did obviously, even though he never explicitly said he did, because we had Tsubaki tell his story, and not Sakuya.)

Do you think he never tried running away or whatever, because he just felt like he just couldn’t? Like he was betraying something? Maybe not his parents, just because “They are my parents…. whether I like it or not. I have to listen to them…

But maybe because of his sisters death? Like he felt like he had to endure it like she did for him?? I mean…. he was told:

“You don’t want your sister’s death to be a waste, right?”

YOU GUYS GET WHAT I AM SAYING HERE RIGHT? History can repeat itself….

(This boy is gonna kill me with his conflicted ass)

Maybe there wasn’t actually much physical abuse doing those years… Maybe at least for as long as he did what they said and stayed out of their way and kept their secret. But I kinda already talked about this part in a post about what I think happened to his parents after he became a vampire. (I am very sensitive about this topic alright?)

We know they killed his sister so they could get insurance money(ughh so sickening) but did they really try to kill Sakuya for more money? They would only be two people at that point…… so that’s why a part of me is like, “there’s gotta be a greater reason.” The best conclusion I came up with was “They killed him because maybe he tried to TELL someone.”

Think about it. Sakuya hates lies, he had to lie his whole life basically. He takes it very serious and to heart. WE KNOW THIS.

We know he only kept it a secret because he was threatened and didn’t want his sister’s death to be in vain…. But maybe he eventually cracked under all the pressure… And maybe tried speaking about it or was planning too and then… That was also the day he died…… Damn…. I just stabbed myself in the heart.

So yes, his past is a big factor on why I found him so interesting initially when I was new to this fandom/series, I was really hoping we would see his past elaborated a bit or learn more and see what he does and how on earth Mahiru was gonna “save him.”

I could go on and on about these two as well. Not in a shippy way…. but friendship or romantic, considering his past it makes sense to why he’s attached to Mahiru. Again in another post where I “defended his character” I guess you could say, I talked about how Sakuya’s “screwed up friendship methods” and how he really dug himself into a hole. -__- But I was saying its almost hard to blame him for going about the way he did. BECAUSE IT JUST MAKES SENSE SADLY.

Sakuya is a real lonely and distant kinda guy. After he sister died I’m sure he didn’t have much light in his life then. No one to talk too, no one who understood. No one who loved him. I’m sure growing up during those 6 years he was probably afraid to get close to anyone. What was school like for him then…. did he really have no friends at all for 6 years? It’s crazy to think about right? His childhood was anything but normal…. 

But then he received a “second chance” after Tsubaki found him and I’m sure Mahiru’s kind-hearted nature really drew him in, it’s not wrong for him to really want a friend, yeah he did go the complete wrong way about it, but unfortunately lies and deceit is all he knew how to do. He found some light in his life, and he was willing to do anything to hold on to that for as long as he could. Also HE KILLS ME because he regretted lying to Mahiru so much and did all the awful things he did/said, BECAUSE HE WAS HOPING MAHIRU WOULD HATE HIM and have his Servamp KILL HIM because he felt that was the only way to apologize for everything. and BOIII did that really kill me. AND THEN MAHIRU FORGAVE HIM STILL and now look at where he is with his conflicted loyalty….

YOU SEE WHERE I AM COMING FROM AVI!?!? AHHHH.

-inhales- ALSO ONE THING I NEED TO GET OFF MY CHEST BECAUSE THIS REALLY BOTHERS ME. Before ANYONE says “Mahiru is too forgiving about the whole fake memories thing and shouldn’t have forgiven Sakuya or be his friend.” Cause I HAVE heard someone say this and it makes me angry.

BECAUSE then you are ALSO SAYING:

  • Mahiru shouldn’t have forgiven and accepted Kuro for his past and all his sins and regrets, that he never shared with him. Also for attacking Mahiru that one time, lets not forget.
  • Mahiru shouldn’t be friends or ever trust Lawless because he’s killed so many eves and killed all of Tsubaki’s subclass and who knows what else he’s done?
  • Mahiru shouldn’t be finding a way to stop Tsubaki without killing him, because he’s not worth it.
  • Mahiru shouldn’t be trying to save Tsurugi either because he’s also done bad things.
  • AND SO ON.

SO SCREW EVERYONE WHO SAYS THAT. Cause you’re basically saying NO CHARACTER deserves happiness. -exhales- Sorry I just feel very strongly about that and I forgot to mention this in my defense post awhile ago. I feel better now~

So about Sakuya’s damn conflicted loyalty between Tsubaki and Mahiru. How are things gonna go from here?.WHICH ROUTE MY GUY? I WANT TO KNOW.

Tbh he’s kinda similar to Tsurugi in a sense (a certain someone kinda opened my eyes about that) that the whole “afraid to start something new because this is all that I’ve ever known and honestly I don’t know how to feel anymore?” kinda sense.

Although Tsurugi is debatablely the saddest character in servamp right now (backstory and current situation and all ARE WAYYY more painful.) 

What? Just cause Sakuya is my fave didn’t mean I’m completely biased about him. He sad. But not the SADDEST. I just thought I would mention this cause the parallels kinda fascinate me.

I WANT SAKUYA TO TAKE SOME ACTION. HE’S FREE NOW RIGHT??? What’s he gonna do now??? What’s he planning to do!?!? STILL WAITING HERE.

. Ughh its probably gonna be awhile until we get anything about Sakuya again. Which is fine. Cause its not his arc right now.

 WE GOT BIGGER PROBLEMS IN THE MANGA. MUCH MORE PRESSING THINGS INDEED.

But still I’m extremely curious… To what he might do in the future…. I mean Sakuya and even Lilac are still running around freely unlike the other melancholy members at the moment? So will he somehow be involved with that later??? Will he find Tsubaki??? WHERE ARE YOU MY BOY?

Ughh I’m having Sakuya withdraw lol… I hope he gets to do something exciting or important soon…. Tanaka strike is TEASING ME by putting him in so many recent official arts but then NOT IN THE ACTUAL STORY. WHYYYY. (well we do see Sakuya in a recent bonus chapter so….)

I HOPE THAT MEANS STRIKE PLANS TO INCLUDE HIM AGAIN SOON. I’ll take it as foreshadowing *sobs* Strike obviously hasn’t forgotten about him….so JUST waiting and watching now.

Waiting and watching….

Sorry, that got so angsty above I wanted this post to be positive too.. So here are good/fun things I like about him:

  • Even though he character design absolutely baffles me(yes I mean the hair) I gotta say I really love it~ His hair is really something original that’s for sure. HA. His design also helped immediately catch my attention to him also I may have a bit of a “stripes bias” ahaha I own A LOT of stripe shirts myself lol always have and always will.
  • He owns a lot of pink accessories and wears pink a lot too! LET. BOYS. WEAR. PINK. YES. YOU. GO. MY. BOY.  He rocks it fight me.
  • He’s cool and I’m kinda curious on what his subclass ability is. If there is even one for him. Weapons seem to be his specialty. (F.E knives, chainsaw(which I am still trying to figure out how magically pulled out in AN ELEVATOR!?! And can make a sword outta blood apparently.

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 But I don’t really trust the animes canon….) Also his little black strap things have a function??? THEY ARE ALIVE. WHAT

  • Look how happy Mahiru makes him. His smile is precious. He loves his friend so much I cry. I want them to be together and be friends again.

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Originally posted by sleepynyashnekomancer

  • All the Tsubaki and Sakuya shenanigans make me laugh. One minute he’s crying to Mahiru “please don’t kill him” and the next you’re trying to put the guy into a fox trap. What even boi.
  • WANTS TO BE CALLED SAKKUN HOW CUTE IS THAT.
  • Has the best “yandere” expressions.
  • HE PRETTY STRONG and has great potential to be truly terrifying and useful. UNLEASH THAT POTENTIAL YOU GREEN EMO CHILD.
  • Another random thought I had was what would have things been like if Mahiru did choose to tell Sakuya about Kuro in the beginning like he originally planned? Might’ve still gone down the same way. But who knows?
  • (I could keep going tbh)

But for now I’m just gonna sweat about the BIGGER MATTERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY HAPPENING IN THE MANGA RIGHT NOW. HA….

Thank you for asking Aviiiii~ <3

beach day with the parkers

thank you ruby for the inspo and tips!!

  • for the car ride you and peter bought a ton of candy and snacks 
  • ((for the way there and back from the beach))
  • but you eat it all on the way there
  • peter accidentally playing his guilty pleasure music when he gets the aux chord
  • (i.e. britney spears)
  • “shut up! it’s really good for swinging around the city!”
  • aunt may reminding peter to “make sure you keep your shirt on, you know you burn easily" 
  • peter is all embarrassed like “aunt maaay”
  • when you all get out of the car she tries to rub sunscreen on his face
  • he squirms away blushing
  • (leaving a ton of white spots on his face)
  • so of course you rub them in
  • ((and he lets you))
  •  him thinking “oh my god [y/n] is touching me”
  • you lie and say you have to keep ur shirt on too, just to make peter feel better
  • (it works)
  • when you actually get in the water he thinks every strand of seaweed is a sea monster and climbs on top of you like a koala bear

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heatherlanntheclever  asked:

Is there any chance of a happy ending for the Lannisters? I know they are awful people but why develop their motivations and give each of them a genuine moment of compassion if they are just going to murder each other? Every other POV gets a moment of truth/redemption why not the children of Tywin/Patriarchy/Aerys and Disability? I'm a bad person myself so I need to believe the Lions can defy themselves and prophesy and overcome their nature or what's the point? Not all of us are born Starks.

Hey! So it’s gonna take me a few minutes to answer your question, but I promise I’m gonna get there.

In one of the other shows I watch, an actor commented on the banality of evil. He said that evil is something commonplace. Given the right circumstances, great acts of evil could be committed by your neighbors, or your friends, or you, or me. Because evil is so easy. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” You needn’t be a monster like Gregor to commit evil; you need only be human. 

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anonymous asked:

what do ya think about people shipping jaded//ave//kat even if they know that dave is not comfortable with poly?

i really dont care what people ship in general. hell i met someone who ships bro/doc scratch. whether it makes sense or not shouldnt be something that suddenly makes it illegal to ship a ship. i mean theres always aus and crack ships and what not. go wild kids

my problem is when people dont stay in their lane and act like its some software upgrade to dave/karkat and act like content should be in that tag too. its not. its a completely different ship so please go away

my other problem is when it crosses over into the realm of canon meta with people acting like its suddenly actual comic canon and making justifications for it. like you said, dave isnt comfortable with being in a poly ship. you see some people arguing this happened when he was 13 and that he “grew” out of it later. yes, he did break it off with terezi for wanting to date gamzee at the same time, but given how they were still dating during openbound, this must have happened closer to when he was around 15, not 13.
then some people say that since he spent more time with karkat, he learned about the quadrant system and adopted it and thats proof that hed be ok with it
HOWEVER…..
dave still isnt comfortable with karkat dating another person, EVEN IF hes been educated on the subject of troll romance and the polyamory that comes along with it. even if dave says he “gets it,” hes still not going to do quadrants because he became clearly jealous when karkat brought up his past BLACK crush on john. again, BLACK, not RED – which is at least what his and karkats relationship falls under when we see jasprose state that the quadrant nepeta wanted karkat in (red) is taken
this says a WHOLE FUCKING LOT, more so than the terezi and gamzee issue imo. even after literally being educated on polyamory for three years by a troll obsessed with the idea of quadrants, to the point of not outright dismissing them anymore like he did pre-retcon and being more open minded about it, dave is still not comfortable with the idea of karkat pursuing anyone else even in the black quadrant, one which doesnt fully define his and karkats own relationship. he still cant fucking do it even under the base definitions of quadrants he learned
not only that, but the line dave says to karkat during this exchange – “is this something you been thinking about this whole time or” – also says a lot. not only is it probably one of the more insecure statements dave has said, its also a little absurd on a logical basis and goes to show how insecure the idea of karkat having feelings for someone else makes him. dave takes karkats past black crush on john and sees it to mean that karkat was wishing dave was john during the entire three years. thats just really fucking sad.

and weve seen this behavior with dave before. he compares himself to others all the time and feels like shit because he feels he cant compete with them! hell this is at the center of his entire goddamn coolkid facade, he tries to live up to his bros crazy insane ideals and when he fails it ruined his self esteem. you also see him compare himself to john all the time – he outright tells terezi one time that “no matter what i do ill never catch up to john” and we all know how he reacted when john was a god tier and he wasnt. and its not just john and bro either, he does this with jade in regards to his medium entry vs hers. he goes on about how much of an idiot he was, that what the hell was he doing, even jade knew what to do, that she was schooling his ignorant ass, that she started out with more sense than him, etc. im sure there are other examples but these are just the ones off the top of my head
the point is that dave constantly compares himself to other people and this is the main source of his internal character conflict, it is absolutely fucking criticalto him, and we literally saw this complex in action in regards to polyamory when the idea of karkat having had feelings for someone else was brought up where he reacted overwhelmingly negatively
i mean how much more explicit can this even be? the idea that even after reading this people can still think dave being canon poly is remotely feasible completely fucking boggles my mind

then of course theres karkat. ive gone into it many many many times but the concept of quadrant dating in alternia is akin to compulsory heterosexuality for humans. karkat has mentioned that on alternia trolls that want one partner in all 4 quadrants are seen as joke characters in the media, and calls himself a “desperate fool” for feeling this way about someone. karkats obsession with quadrants and romance movies and literature, while at the same time showing a complete lack of tack with his own quadrant issues, points towards someone who is overcompensating, especially when he used a fictional goddamn troll harlem romance novel as a fucking guide to solve his, daves and terezis issues duing penis ouija and the narrative pointed towards it being a ridiculous idea even for trolls to propose. and given how his entire loud angry persona is a blatant overcompensation for his feelings of inferiority in the first place (dave hits the nail with the hammer when he says “loudmouth inferiority thing”) this is behavior that karkat has shown time and time again to use.
so much about karkats character is how much of a periah and un-trollike he is. from his deceptively peaceful personality (this is a troll that faints at the sight of blood. an ALTERNIAN GODDAMN TROLL), to his blood color, to his tiny ass horns, hes meant to be more human than troll. this is even outright said to be the case in the text.
then youve got the signless and the allusion that he didnt do quadrants either, and the parallel is quite clear especially when terezi and vriska, two trolls, werent able to tell what quadrant dave and karkat had “settled” in which implies that theyre not really in any of them.
ok, so karkat cant do quadrants, so what? cant he just have panquadrant feelings for dave and someone else at the same time? uh ok, if you want to ignore the entire framing of the karkat/terezi situation? he outright says he wanted to “keep her all to himself,” and the entire issue and his meltdown is sparked when terezi simply starts having interest in someone else. for someone to divorce these ideas from one other sounds like some major jumping through hoops to justify something they want instead of objectively analyzing whats there. also saying that karkat needs to get over this and that embracing polyamory is the key to his “character development.” yes, a lot of karkats development is learning to become less possessive and dismissing other peoples feelings and agency. you see the culmination of this when he talks to terezi in openbound. but he grew up in a society where polyamory was the norm and it was hammered into him since birth and even after trying to be an expert on them hes still not able to adhere to the concept and fails at trying. do you seriously think hes going to be able to move past that hurdle???? i mean think what you want in regards to polyamory IRL but in homestucks case…… its tied to a characters nature and is as much a part of their sexuality as liking boys or girls or both or none (or davepeta)

also because by this same logic fuckin gtav/jake/dirk is canon too because they were hanging out together lol

i wholeheartedly disagree with the implication that a female character can only be truly happy if shes in a relationship with men. i hate the idea that because i dont wish jade to be involved with davekat means that i somehow hate her, or am misogynist, or dont want her around them period. this is really goddamn ridiculous and a shitty ass argument and if anyone tries to paint you this way please ignore them lmao because theyre probably more interested in situating themselves as morally superior vs the rest of the subfandom and being the purity police than actually believing and wanting it. i think jade is happy enough to be around her friends in general and to equate her “deserving to be happy” with “dating these two male characters” perpetuates the idea females characters are always looking for romance and that it should be their end goal. fuck right off with that bullshit pls

i also think its borderline insulting to say that an author would throw away an incredibly large and well-executed arc between two characters directly involving a love triangle……for another love triangle with another girl. its just thematically muddled up and shitty writing wise

also the idea that hussie has to do it to “appease everyone.” homestuck has always had some level of influence from the readers, but if appeasing the largest amount of people was always hussies goal instead of writing the characters consistently and with an iota of sense then johndave would be fucking canon

again, people can ship it all they want even just for fun or in an au or cute pics or whatever. but if youre gonna act like its feasible in canon and start spouting some canon meta for it at people without even questioning it im gonna have some MAJOR fucking reservations about your ability to interpret dave and karkats core characters correctly and im probably not going to touch your fanwriting with a 100 foot pole

a saeran hc post

i know there’s a ton of these out there and this is SO LONG im sorry i dont know how to shut up lol, i want to update my fics but im in the home stretch of getting through this week of classes before i go on break ;;;; so uh, have this post of some kind of general hc’s and some thoughts on how saeran feels about each of the members of the rfa + some vanderwood

spoilers of course, also mentions of smoking and vague notions at abuse and stuff, also this is just super long and ridiculous and im sorry aha

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opinions ooo (i couldn’t think of a title and this is long soz)

if you’re sick of seeing me writing massive essays with no capital letters, i’m sorry but i’m back baby. (i’ll put a read more in case you want to ignore me)

i’ve gotten some asks today and i thought instead of answering them separately i’d tie them all into one. it’s a bit of a jumble of thoughts really but i wanted to address them and i tried to remain as positive as i humanly can. I think the biggest one being: ‘do you think the fandom is hypocritical?’ which is a tough one to answer but i can try, so strap yourself in:

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Produce 101 - Finale

Well, that’s it. Its over. After 11 weeks of stressing, ranting the finale just finished and boy am i conflicted….

Ill start with what I am happy about.

ONG SEONGWOO MADE IT! ONG SEONGWOO MADE IT! I AM SO PROUD! He came 5th and I was giving up on his chances of getting in and he made it and I cried for literally 20 mins. 

KANG DANIEL IS CENTER AND OMG I AM SO HAPPY BOTH OF THEM MADE IT AND HE WAS SO HAPPY AND OMG… ongniel lives on..

THE REST OF THE LINEUP - honestly aside from two people - you know who im gonna say- im very happy. 

  • Auntie Jisung made it and he will finally have his debut! I honestly didn’t think he could do but i am so happy he can debut with Daniel
  • Park Woojin made it and honeslty he proved he was this seasons Chungha 
  • Guanlin made it, I know people aren’t too happy but I liked him so leave me be. 
  • Daehwi made it! I was worried for him when it showed that he was one of the 4 around 11th place but seriously happy he made it. 
  • And i had accepted that Jihoon would be in the group whether i liked it or not so that didnt bother me too much 

Now this is what really fucking pissed me off, what the fuck how did NATIONS LEADER Jonghyun not make the fucking group. I have nothing against Bae Jinyoung but how the fuck did he make it and not jonghyun??? And poor Samuel, poor sweet Samuel… I really wanted him in the group. He looked heartbroken and it killed me. 

Mnet really fucked them over the group song stuff was stupid as hell and they may not have gotten benefit votes for it but the songs themselves were benefits! Like firstly why give them 2 different songs?? Neither of them were that good but it was clear that Hands On Me was better than Super Hot. Like the entire styling, choreo, song style EVERYTHING benefitted that team. Daehwi shot up from around 11 to 3rd, minhyun went from 11 to 9. Like the other team stood no chance. Out of the 10 people doing Hands on me only Sewoon (12th) and Haknyeon didnt make the final group. 

Anyway, I am so conflicted I will still support WAnna One (dumbass name btw) but they really missed out on something amazing with Samuel and Jonghyun. In my opinion, they should have been in  the group and Baejin and Sungwoon should not. 


I’m not trying to offend anyone its just my opinion. 

what’s a home without you here?

aka im still distraught about the season 4 finale and i have to write out something. 

amy comes home, jake is still in prison, also some inserts about peraltiago headcanons i have swimming around inside my head. 

In her mind she can still see Jake turning around, giving her that small, reassuring smile of his - one last crack joke, but she sees the love and sadness briefly in his eyes - before being taken away, and coming home has not gotten easier. She doesn’t think it ever will; all that time with him in Florida, and it never got easy. 

When she first saw him again after all those months, she still remembers the rush of shock, joy, relief, but most of all love, when they reunited, and she swore at the time that she’d never let anything tear them apart again. 

And now? 

He’s gone again, and this time they took one of her best friends too. Though, Amy thinks, Rosa would never be caught admitting that they had grown so close during Jake and Holt’s time in Florida. She almost smiles, but it falls away from her face before it even has a chance to flicker by. The anger in her - of the injustice of it all, the cruelty, how the two of them were only trying to do good and this is what they got in return, a prison sentence - rushed through her, seething in fury, only to be quenched by the grief. 

Still, she curls her hands into knuckles beside her. She won’t rest until they’re free. She knows the others in the squad are right there with her. Whether it’s one year, two, ten, fifteen, she’ll be right here, fighting for their innocence, waiting for Jake’s big smiles and full body laughs and reassuring touches, his pop culture references and corny jokes that mask an underlying warmth and gentleness that she has gotten so used to. 

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I Miss You

Monsta X’s I.M X Reader

Angst, angsty til the end

Word count: 2025

• based off their song ‘Miss You’ ( i almost cried im so sensitive ) but from reader’s POV
• sAD VERY SAD
• buT I LOVE IT JDSHSKD CONFLICTED

im emo don’t touch me
but thank you for requesting anon, i suppose a little angst never hurt anyone ;) hope you like it

ITS A crINGY MESS BTW GOODNESS

- admin L

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//We need time, in a maze trapped with emotions.//

When was the last time you saw Changkyun’s face? You didn’t know.

How many nights have you spent alone, longing for your boyfriend? You had lost count.

Was there an incident where he had called you after he arrived? Yes, once.

It was a hurricane of emotions, all tossed and turned, intertwined. Wrapped up in sorrows, they clouded your head, blurring your vision and trapping your thoughts. It was like a jigsaw puzzle that refused to be fixed, you seemed like a blind man searching for sticks.

How much time had you given him? Maybe he needed more.

//You’re unable to escape, and only comfort me.//

Some days, you found yourself worrying for him. You wondered how he was fairing, how he was being treated. Whether he was eating and sleeping well.

You forced yourself back into the past, reminiscing about the times he was a source of hope, a source of happiness, a source of comfort for you. He was your pillar of support. Did he crumble and fall?

//Leave behind all the words about it being our last, I’m more persistent than you think.//

“Y/N, we never say goodbye okay? It’s always see you soon,” Changkyun had declared, locking his pinky with yours in a promise. “How could I ever leave you? I’d never let you go, jagi.” He leaned forward a pressed a kiss to your forehead, embracing you close to his chest at the same time. Then, you smiled.

Promises are the lies you want to keep. ( this is for dramatisation purposes only )

You learned that the hard way. It hurt your heart to think about it. To think about all the promises you made, the promises he made. What were they to you now?

Did he even fight for your relationship?

Then again, did you?

//Girl, I’m standing in this post, I miss you and thank you, I want to kiss you//

You chuckled in disbelief, shaking your head at all the empty words and silly pledges. Changkyun always insisted his success was because of his constant support, partially true but you knew it was due to his hard work. He was living his dream, doing what he wanted to do, it would be selfish of you if you stopped him yet a part of you wished you did. Missing him was inevitable, you couldn’t  avoid that one no matter how hard you tried.

//Where are you right now? Do you know that I’m looking for you like this?//

Your gaze met the clear blue sky dotted with fluffy white clouds, not a single storm cloud in sight. The mild sunlight danced on your skin, kissing it tenderly as you basked in the sun. Your back resting on the blanket that covered the lush green grass, it brought you great sense of tranquility.

Where could he be? You pondered, eyes closed in a relaxed mode. We used to do this all the time, could we be looking up at the same sky? Changkyun, if only I could tell you how much I miss you but I’d never be able to put it in words. Do you sense me? I’m still waiting for you as much as my heart wants me to.

//When I miss you. When I’m sick, you already know, baby.//

Not even the universe could keep secrets from the two of you. It was like it was meant to be, knowing even those notes in bottles thrown into the sea. Not meant for anyone in particular but someone floated to you. In your heart - you guessed - there it grew. The relationship was built on trust and knowledge, both could sense if the other had an aura of trouble or discomfort.

To an extent it was invading and rude, but it was a factor that helped set the mood.

//Where you at right now? Leaving behind my face that waits for you.//

Rain or shine, snow or fall, he’d be there, waiting for you. Changkyun was there without fail, standing by your school gate still in his own uniform. On occasion, he held onto a fancy bouquet of flowers or a paper bag containing a small gift for you. You could recall his lips curving into an excited grin and if he was too impatient for you to exit the school, he’d walk up to you despite how different his uniform looked.

The exact angle of his jaw, how his hair flopped and covered half his face when he laughed at a stupid joke. Changkyun let you trace his face before, you remembered every curve or indent of his features, how smooth and flawless his skin was. You reassured him that you loved him even with his flaws.

It had been a year.

Where was that all now? It was just a distant memory of the past.

Where was he now? You couldn’t answer.

Who was he waiting for now?

That thought plagued your mind for there was no definite answer.

//How could you leave me, baby? My baby, I miss you//

There was no denying at a point in time, he was your boyfriend.

There was no lying that you thought he would be your last.

How could you leave all you had built up over a span of four years? It seemed impossible.

But nothing ever is.

You ended on good terms, you would tell yourself. There was a mutual agreement. It was a big lie.

No one wanted the split but you forced it to happen. It was for the best, you told yourself.

We could have celebrated our fifth year together today but no, it’s only me blowing out candles on the cake. Why do I still miss you even though my head tells me not to? It doesn’t make sense how it tricks me into loving you. I hope you have moved on and I know I should too but I don’t think I will ever stop missing you.



//Whenever I close my eyes, I think of you. Even stars in the night sky seem like you.//

Sleep could not be an easy feat. Tossing restlessly in the sheets, I told myself that I was fine, that you were not worth the whine. When I couldn’t sleep, I looked at the stars, wondering how they shone from so far. They made me think of you, contrasting a blue.

Then sometimes, I’d admire them until the sun awoke, a constant beckoning not to mope.

Still, maybe once or probably twice, my pillow would be damp with tears and I’d wake up to one cold side of the bed, the sense of longing stabbing at my heart, glaring in my face like a tasty strawberry tart.

I guess as much as stars seemed like you, there were some differences too.

They kept me company on long lonely nights.


//I’m missing you like crazy. Like a young child who had lost their mum//

It drove you mad.

You were confused, lost in the twisted web with no exit in sight. You supposed it was life and you had to learn but it seemed harder to let go the more you yearned.

You closed your eyes and took a deep breath, trying to calm yourself down but to no avail.

The tears still fell, in sync with the raindrops that pattered outside. You were glad you decided to spend the remainder of the day at home, your sobbing was an unforgiving sight.

However, Changkyun always cradled you each time you cried, dashing away your tears and whispering soft lullabies. He said you were gorgeous no matter how appalling your exterior looked when you wailed.

Who knew he was such a good fibber?

You hated his lies and his reassuring words but if you could hear them once more, you would do so in a heartbeat.

//You who shined on me and gave warmth like a sun. I can’t see anything ahead, where are you?//

Your road was blocked.

You weren’t sure why.

Perhaps it was the same reason for that sigh.

He always complimented your skin, blessed by the sunlight and shining within. It made you feel like you were the light in his life.

But it couldn’t be, for there were always things more meaningful than thee.

This tangled mess of emotions left you dazed so you prayed and prayed, God, please take them away.

Where are you? How far have you run? Are you just a fragment of my imagination?

Those thoughts hurt but they couldn’t kill.

It would be over soon, you reassured.

//Stepping on all those painful memories, please light up those glittering days again//

The memories in one jar were cheerful and bright, leaving no room for darkness or obstruction of sight.

The other contained upsetting and dismal things, those swept under the carpet for good reason.

You wanted to relive good all days when everything was all horseplay. No rules, no rights, no fear of being left behind.

He’s chasing his dream, you wanted that too but you wanted his dream to be you.

Changkyun morphed from your dream to your nightmare. He was like the rain during sunshine, bittersweet.

You missed him. You just wondered if you had even crossed his mind.

A tear fell from your glossy eyes, it rolled down your cheek and landed on the sleeve of your shirt. You wanted those days back but they were gone forever. Still, those memories were engrained in your memory forever.

Everything around you still screamed his presence, it was like an insult you would  love you receive.

Changkyun, you hated when we argued and I’m sorry i offended you. Let’s not live in this tangled web of emotions, I can’t keep living like this.

You stripped your wall of polaroids, those with smiles, kisses and love. His hoodies were shoved to the very back of the closet, you promised you would send them back to him one day but for now, they would have to bite the dust. After you had rid your room with the obvious traces of him, you stepped outside your house.

The fresh scent of freedom welcomed you, accompanied by the feeling of wind brushing through your hair. It was blissful, it was calm. So, you wandered along the edges of the neighbourhood near the park.

You felt someone glaring lasers into your back but refused to turn around.

It wasn’t Changkyun.

Why?

Because he stood in front of you, with a group of boys you had never seen in your life before. They were well dressed and had prettily dyed hair, assistants and stylists rushing to attend to their every need. Changkyun was living his dream.

As much as you wanted to turn and run into his arms, the force you applied was much stronger. You ignored him, ignored his stare, oblivious to the world around you.

You walked away.

All this time when you wondered where he was, he was right by you. Every time you called for him, he nearly reached your side. Without knowing where to go, you would have sunk down but this time, your mind was clear. As much as you missed him and even though you still loved him, you had to let him go.

I.M, I’m sorry. I miss you but will let you go.

The polaroid that you once treasured and kept in your wallet bent and floated with the wind as it left your grasp, tears raining down your cheeks. A part of you hurt to let it go but missing him anymore was a big no-no.



“Hyung, wait! I think I stepped on-” I.M couldn’t finish his sentence, he picked up the polaroid with shaking hands. His eyebrows narrowed in confusion, guilt and sadness stabbed at his conscience. Sighing, he tucked it into the pocket of his jeans, running after his hyungs as if nothing had happened.

He bit back tears which only fell onto his pillow much later at night, holding on to an ex love with all his might.

Y/N, I miss you too but I will let you go.

“Boruto,” could have created good conflict in the series in a number of different ways but it chose to drag down the original cast to promote the new characters. Characters that have been loved for over a decade suddenly made the cause of the conflict by the new protagonists; for achieving their lifelong goal is not a good way to create drama.

Boruto’s main problem is how “terrible” his ninja president dad is, for being the only person not giving him immediate attention when he demands it. Which he constantly complains about to his friends, who he hangs out with before, during, and after school and with his loving mother and little sister; who wait every night for him to come home and have dinner with them. Having Boruto be an unlikeable main character by being spoiled and used to getting what he wants right away, wouldn’t be a bad source of conflict. It would make him his own character rather than a lazy spin-off of Naruto, with none of Naruto’s likable qualities but all of his worst ones. However, the show’s aim isn’t to show Boruto growing into a better person but that the real issue is Naruto, not as a Hokage but Naruto as a person.

Boruto doesn’t grow as a character or learn from his mistakes because the show never holds him accountable. Boruto wants to be Sasuke’s student but the minute he struggles with something he makes excuses. Instead of Sasuke commenting on his behavior, it’s how secretly Boruto’s got a powerful Rasengan even though he just learned the jutsu. Boruto cheats in the Chunin Exams and is clearly not on par with the other prodigies? No big deal, Boruto doesn’t have to work to earn his friends’ and teammates’ trust again. In fact, just have them act like he’s just as good, if not better, a ninja than they are. Heck, send him out to fight the Godlike villains because he wants to.

While other characters will half-heartedly argue with Boruto about Naruto. No one acknowledges the issue isn’t Naruto being busy but Boruto feeling he’s entitled to all of Naruto’s time. Boruto is the only one who gets to complain about one of his parents being busy. Shikadai and Himawari never complain because they’re understanding of their parent’s position. Sarada is upset about Sasuke not being around, which itself is also an awful choice to create drama, but is understanding of Sakura being busy working at the hospital. Boruto has had most things handed to him, new clothes and games, he makes friends easily and has never gone a day without someone waiting at home to dote on him. Even ninja skills come rather easy to him and when they don’t he throws a fit and looks for the easiest way to archive them. If Naruto does find the time to spend with Boruto he’s still not happy, he’d rather be angry about Naruto not spending time with him sooner. Again, Boruto being spoiled by having these things isn’t the problem. The problem is that the show chooses to not acknowledge it as the real issue but instead uses Naruto as a scapegoat, so it doesn’t have to deal with it.

A better conflict for the whole show and its new characters would have been dealing with living up to the expectations of such larger than life parents, trying to stand out when the whole generation is made of prodigies, whether or not traditions of the past should remain, and the issues left over from Naruto Shippuden. Such as the treatment of smaller villages (who were left out of the war), ninja being viewed as tools, the impacts of a broken society still trying to piece itself together, and the incompetent daimyo.

This would mean having to either change or being willing to criticize, not just complain about things that can’t be helped, a number of things Naruto has and hasn’t done as Hokage. Such as allowing Orochimaru run free and experiment on children, the Hyuga’s mistreatment of clan members, Sasuke actually being a “shitty dad,” child soldiers still being brought up to be used by the wealthy and powerful. All of which are never questioned as being wrong or immoral or when they are, such as Sarada being angry with Sasuke, they’re told they just don’t have the whole picture and to deal with it. Which “Boruto” is unwilling do and instead chooses to focus on an alien cult/invasion because that’s easier.

Instead of saying Naruto is a great Hokage who only needs to spend more time with his son. This would mean having the new generation of ninja hold a different set of morals and beliefs from any of those before them. That has been born from their parents’ own unique beliefs of what it means to create peace for the future. Choosing to change the system and clash with their godlike parents and in the end gain their support to build a better future for “the king,” this would be a good source of conflict.

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The request: hey! what about a sebastian oneshot/drabble where he’s away filming and reader and their daughter are at home and he’s away for like 2/3 months and when the day he’s supposed to come home arrives, he cant go bc he still has some filming to do so he skypes/facetimes reader and tells her he wont be able to make it home that day and he ends up crying on the call bc he misses them so much. the end is up to you! (if u dont write seb, u cant write it w bucky being away in a mission!)

Pairing: Dad!Bucky / Reader

Warnings: Nothing I think

Word Count: 1,987

A/N: Okay, so I changed the request just a little so instead of a mission he’s in Wakanda because of his arms and like brain and yeah…other than that, enjoy!

Tagging: Well no one, because I don’t know who would like to be tagged lol.

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You were just cutting some fruit when you heard some shuffling from the other room and then an excited giggle.

“Daddy!” Rose screamed and you stopped your actions for a moment a soft smile curving on your lips. Rose, your daughter, was only three and knew how to work your laptop better than you could. You then heard a soft murmur, a deeper voice than your daughter’s reply to Rose. You instantly recognized the voice and your heart rate increased excitedly. “Okay Daddy! I’ll get Mommy!”

Your smile grew as the sound of small footsteps echoed before a small hand began to tug yours. Rose was in rainbow striped leggings, and a green t-shirt that had a ladybug on it. Her smile was big and she was just bouncing in excitement.

“Mommy! Daddy’s on the screen!” She babbled excitedly as she tried her hardest to pull you in the direction of your room. You laughed, and slipped your hand from her’s to quickly clean your hands before picking her up.

“Okay, okay.” You chuckled and gave her sides a little squeeze that had her giggling. “Let’s go see Daddy,” you hummed smiling and walked her back into your bedroom.

The laptop was sat in the middle of the bed, and sure enough, Bucky’s face was on the screen. Warmth spread through you as you got a good look at him. His hair was longer than the last time you saw him, and he had some scruff on his face.

You then sat on the bed, coming into view for him, with your daughter on your lap. Bucky’s eyes instantly brighten and he moved closer to the screen.  "Hi,“ he breathed and you hugged your daughter closer to your chest as you laughed softly.

"Hi,” you replied a teasing smile dancing on your lips as he rolled his eyes. He knew you were making fun of him, because you two talked almost every night since he had been gone. But this was the first time you two have seen each other in a month.

The moment was then ruined when your daughter squirmed from your grasp and lunged closer to the laptop. She began to talk to Bucky excitedly, telling him everything that has happened since he was gone. You smirked, and sat back as you watched your daughter and how intensely your husband was listening to her.

“And then, Aunt Nat came by and got me a toy!” Rose rambled, her arms moving around as she talked to her dad. Bucky’s smile was fondly directed to his daughter, and he had been listening to her intently for maybe the past twenty minutes and you felt like now would be the best time to interrupt.

“Hey Honey, why don’t you get the doll Nat got you so you can show, Daddy.” You asked and she turned to you with wide eyes like you said the most amazing thing ever. She then shot from the bed and sprinted to her room causing both you and Bucky to laugh.

“I miss her so much,” his smile wavering a little bit as you moved the laptop closer. His blue eyes shined a little more, but not with happiness as his eyes flickered to yours. “I miss you.” And that’s when his voice cracked and your heart stuttered. You immediately wanted to hug him.

“Well, you’ll get to see us tomorrow.” You smiled trying to brighten the mood again. You could hear your daughter stumbling around her room in search of her doll. Bucky then shook his head and looked down, your lips curved into a frown.

“I can’t-” he looked up to you and the tears had welled up in his eyes. “I have to stay another month,” he mumbled and a few tears slipped causing your own eyes to tear up too.

“What? What do you mean?” You asked and Bucky ran a hand through his hair.

“T'Challa wants me to stay another month in Wakanda, he thinks he’s found a way to upgrade my arm. Maybe make it look more natural.” Bucky explained. “And he thinks he’s finally found a way to get the words out of my head, for good.”

Before you could reply, Rose came back and waved her doll in front of the camera. “See Daddy! It looks just like me!” She exclaimed with a wide smile.

“That’s nice, Baby.” He smiled, his eyes still teary eyed. Rose noticed the change of his voice and turned her head to you to ask something but stopped once she saw a tear roll down your cheek.

Her small arms wrapped around you instantly. “Don’t cry Mommy!” She softly said, her own voice wavering. She never seen you or her Dad cry before and it slightly scared her. Your eyes met Bucky’s and you could see he felt even more bad. He never wanted to see you or his daughter cry.

You sniffled and rubbed your hand on your daughter’s back. “It’s okay,” you reassured before hearing a door open from Bucky’s side. He looked away, wiping his hands on his face. There was some soft talking before he nodded and looked over at you. You gave him a small smile and nodded. “Hey Baby, say bye to Daddy. He’s gotta go.”

You daughter stayed snuggled into your chest as she turned her head to face the camera again. “Bye Daddy, I love you!” She smiled softly and you could see the conflict in Bucky’s eyes. You could see how much he wished to be with you guys.

“I love you too, Радость моя.” He said before looking over at you. “I love you,” he said and you hugged your daughter a little tighter, who hugged you tighter as well.

“Forever and always,” you replied with a small smile, blowing him a kiss.

“Always and forever,” he said and then the screen went dark and your heart thudded with sadness.

It’s been a week.

You were still sad, but with your daughter, your hands were always full and you were always busy so that meant you didn’t have to dwell on the fact that you won’t see your husband for another month.

You also have decided that he can no longer go on long missions. Three months away from him, it’s hard and you don’t want to do it again.

You were just washing dishes, when your laptop beeped. Your daughter was already asleep, so you quietly sat the plate back in the sink before drying your hands and running to your room.

The laptop was always open just in case Bucky ever skyped again, so when you saw ‘incoming call’ you expected to see Bucky’s face, but instead you saw Steve’s. You immediately accepted the call, a little confused, but still smiled when Steve and Sam’s faces popped up.

“Hey guys,” you greeted and they both smiled saying hello. You then let out a little laugh,“ not to be rude guys, but why are you calling me?” You asked.

Sam chuckled and leaned closer to the camera, “are you not happy to see us, Y/N?” He teased and you rolled your eyes and laughed.

“You already know I would rather see someone else than you, no offense though.” You smiled. Both of them smile and laughed nodding their heads.

“Speaking of which,” Steve started and your smile faltered. In a split second you were going through every scenario in your head that involved something bad and Bucky.

“What happened?” You asked instantly and brought the laptop closer to you.

“Nothing, other than Bucky’s been a total drag.” Sam said. “He’s always moping around, and it’s bumming me out Y/N.” Sam groaned and Steve rolled his eyes at Sam.

“He misses you,” Steve said and your heart fluttered.

“We miss him too,” you said and gave a small smile.

“And you already know he has to stay another few weeks,” Steve said and you nodded your head.

“And since he’s being a drag-” Sam interrupted.

“What do you think about maybe us flying you guys out to surprise visit him?” Steve finished with a smile.

Your lips curved into a smile, “when do we leave?”

You didn’t realize how fast they moved. After talking with the boys, they told you that T'Challa would send one of his jets to you. You thought that you would be flying the next day, but no, they said the jet would get there in a few hours.

So with that said, you immediately began to pack. Packing for yourself and for your daughter before gently picking her up and locking the apartment door behind you.

A rush of excitement flowed through your veins as you boarded onto the stealth jet. You couldn’t wait to see your husband and you knew when your daughter woke up, she would flip.

The flight to Wakanda from New York was surprisingly fast. But you guess you shouldn’t be surprised because Wakanda’s technology was far advanced than most.

When the plane landed, the sun was just rising and the air was cool. The door opened and you were instantly greeted by T'Challa.

“Hello,” he greeted with a soft smile. A few people took your bags, leaving you to just hold you daughter. “I hope the flight was well.” He said as his eyes flickered to a still sleeping Rose, you smiled.

“It was lovely, thank you for doing this.” And he shook his head as you two began to walk. He walked with confidence and grace and you could tell he would be a great ruler whether he knew it or not.

“It was nothing, I know Bucky was missing you two dearly.” He said with a smile as he led you into a big room. There was tables every where, and it looked like a eating area. “Now, I must leave you. Some business to attend to.” He said giving a slight bow.

But before he could leave you took a step forward, “Where’s Bucky?” You asked softly and he gave you another smile.

“Steve and Sam are keeping him preoccupied, he’ll be here shortly.” He said and you smiled nodding and he returned the gesture before leaving.

You heard Bucky before you saw him. A few pairs of footsteps sounded down one hall that seemed to get closer.

“What Sam?” Bucky sighed exasperated, “what could it be that you just HAD to show me right now?” A smirk formed on your lips and you moved your sleeping daughter a little as you stood up. You gently woke her up just as Bucky came to view.

He immediately halted, his lips parting in surprise as your smile grew. “Daddy!” Rose screamed and you set her gently on her feet before she instantly sprinted to her dad.

Bucky crouched down as Sam stood next to him smiling, Buck opened his arms as he smiled and Rose launched herself to him. Steve came just in time as Bucky picked up his daughter twirling her into a tight hug as she giggled.

You walked closer to them and Bucky turned to you, never letting go of Rose, as he pulled you into a hug. “Hey,” you giggled, you didn’t think his smile could get bigger.

He didn’t answer you right away, instead he kissed you passionately with your daughter still in his arms. “Ew!” She giggled and you broke the kiss with a smile.

“Hi,” he breathed, holding you and Rose against him. Your eyes flickered to Sam and Steve who stood to the side with their arms crossed.

“Thank you,” you smiled and Steve nodded his head.

“Anything so he would stop moaning and groaning,” Sam smirked and Bucky rolled his eyes again. He then gave Rose a big kiss on her cheek causing her to giggle and pulled you closer.

Yeah, Bucky was not going to do long missions for a long time.

Imagine Living Like A King Someday

prompt: Phil is a boarding school student, and he has pretty much everything. His dad owns the school, he’s pretty popular, has the best room, gets all the best treatment – he’s the King. Dan is a cleaner/phil’s personal maid there, and he isn’t as lucky. Some students are assholes to Dan, including Phil at first.

[CHAPTER MASTERPOST]

Thank you all so so much for your consistent patience with this. College work (and a hell of a lot of it) has unfortunately become my priority right now what with university just around the corner and subsequently I haven’t updated it nearly as regularly as I would have liked to, but you guys have been so supportive and understanding and I really cannot thank you enough for that. I’ve missed this and I’ve missed you. Here’s to more regular updates in the future <3

(sidenote I’m sorry if this seems a lil wooden I haven’t written this in literal months so it might take a while for me to adjust to the story and the prose again so pls bear with me)

OK emo words over let’s fuckin DO this cue emo dan and a Lot of tension and also dishonesty because phil’s a fucking idiot

warnings; mentions of violence, smoking

Twenty-one

Phil’s been on edge all week. He can’t remember the last time he relaxed.

Every day, every hour right from the second his eyes flutter open to the sound of his morning alarm, is spent with a thudding heart and searching eyes. Even when he’s sleeping he’s tense – his dreams have spiralled into a whirlwind of almost nightmares, technicolour episodes crashing into the other in colourful sparks and bursts that end in cold sweats and aching muscles and whisperings from the boy only centimetres away from him. And it’s stupid because Phil should be the one comforting him after a bad night (and he still tries his best nonetheless), but he can’t deny there’s nothing quite like the feeling of Dan’s gentle lips on his forehead at four a.m., the sound of his voice whispering reassurances with his arms draped over Phil’s waist like a protective shield.

He hasn’t seen Liam since he grabbed at any excuse and all but ran out of Noah’s room upon his discovery that no, Phil doesn’t still have a tag, and he’s scared. He’s so fucking scared.

And yeah, it was a very stupid move to dodge the bullet in the way he did, to fling himself out of the situation without even stopping to at least try and explain himself, but he couldn’t help it. He doesn’t think he can face sitting through another one of Liam’s explosions without crying or running for cover, and he just can’t look that evil glint in the eye. Not since he saw the very same one glittering menacingly when Liam looked at Dan, the daggering stare boring into the other boy. The image is still printed deep in Phil’s mind, resurfacing during the darkest part of the night.

That’s cowardly. Phil doesn’t care.

“Are you sure you-“

“Phil,” Dan sighs. “For the final time, I’m fine.”

“But you-“

“Honestly,” he insists, brown eyes shining. He’s trying, with one hand, to unwrap the chocolate bar Phil had insisted upon him. “It was just a bump, that’s all. The paths were really icy this morning.”

“Why didn’t you tell me sooner?” Phil sighs, tapping Dan’s bandage patch delicately. It sits just under his fringe.

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anonymous asked:

ok here's another thing I wanna hear you talk about: what's the Boss's relationship with Troy in and around SR2 and SR3? is it guilt over Julius attempting to murder the Playa that makes Troy work to protect them? Troy is even recruitable as a homie in SR2, and Jane Austen's narration in SRIV makes it sound like he kept up with the Saints for some time. the cops (? I think they were but maybe Syndicate) in the opening mission of SR3 taunt the Saints saying "Troy can't get you out of this one!"

Troy is loyal to the Saints. ive written about his loyalty before actually! his phonecalls with Julius are pretty strong evidence towards this; 

Troy: “I want the Saints to be gone. Now there’s two ways that can happen.”
Julius Little: “You can arrest all of us…”
Troy: “Or you guys can quit while you’re ahead! This is my investigation, I can miss a few collars.”

Troy: “You think I like arresting my friends? Convince ‘em to quit and I won’t have to.” 

he has a line during SR1 as well which i think explains a lot about his perspective on his time with the Saints – hes actually talking about Lin but its pretty obvious what he really means

“You roll with people long enough and pretty soon you start thinkin’ like ‘em”

on top of just… refusing to arrest the Saints, Troy also arranged for protection for Johnny when Johnny was in jail (despite the fact Johnny was in jail for trying to kill him

“Ya know, it’s weird… people inside were betting how long I’d last… when I was first busted, guards were always tryin’ to put me in the ground. After Troy became Chief of Police, it all stopped. Troy must be more forgiving than I am.”

and theres the fact he refused to take the Boss off life-support for five years, and his cover-up of the Saints robbing the casino (yeeeaahhh Troy im sure youre still working on finding leads…. im sure you have no clue who robbed the place despite the security footage that clearly shows the Boss robbing the place)

Troy is a recruitable homie in SR2, (you have to beat all six levels of Fight Club in Stilwater Prison) and he has some…. great lines. the most important one of these naturally being the line;

“Once a Saint, always a Saint.”

and thats pretty much Troy’s feelings about the Saints in a nutshell. he had to carry on being a cop but he never stopped considering himself a Saint. a lot of his lines express both nostalgia– “This takes me back,” “Ah, some things never change”– but theres also a level of reluctance and an understanding he cant let himself fall back into being a gangster, he has other responsibilities 

“Just because you cleaned those gangs out doesn’t mean we’re best friends again”, “I make the rules around here, you understand?” 

(you considered Playa one of your best friends? aaawww, Troy)

bbuuuuttt hes clearly fond of the Boss, “No one does it better”, “Let’s crack a few skulls for old time’s sake”, “Yeah, alright, you’re the man!” 

so hes in a position where hes trying to have the best of both worlds, really. he wants to do right by his friends – even if they hate him, even if they want to kill him – but he cares about his job and he cares about being a cop… even if hes not particularly a good cop (there are dozens of lines about him being willing to overlook the Boss running people over). hes conflicted but hes trying to do what he thinks is right. you can make your own mind about whether or not what hes doing is right. 

in SR3 i imagine its actually easier on him now that the Saints are beloved by a million people and even the cops are asking them for autographs. the “Troy can’t bail you out of this one!” line is probably referencing the fact its a Syndicate bank theyre robbing, which Troy wont have influence over. 

ssoooo in conclusion: Troy probably knew he could do better and help his friends more by staying a cop but he also wants to keep on being a Saint. maybe he would have been happier just being a Saint. 

[Fic]: The Tiger and The Lion

Summary: Yuri Plisetsky was going to buy the coolest leopard hat he had ever seen when some bastard in front of him took it.

Aka, Yuri Plisetsky and Kenjiro Minami met. 

Thank you @nikooki for the beta, for going along with my crazy caffeine-high idea, and for the brilliant inspiration that Minami is a smol lion. ಥ⌣ಥ

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y’all

I’m so over it. 

I’m so over seeing the phrase “reduced to a love interest” in reference to Natasha Romanoff. 

I’m so over the fact that I’m still seeing this shit in my tags. I’m over the mean-spiritedness. I’m over the weird revisionist history tumblr seems to go through with every new Marvel movie.

Natasha is literally the aggressor and instigator of every potentially “romantic” thing that happens onscreen. She picked something she wanted and she tried to go for it, and unluckily for her, it was a person who has, somewhat understandably, willed himself into a state of emotional submissiveness and distance and has probably forgotten what it’s like to be thought of as a person someone could find romantically appealing. She literally instigates all of the flirting, the emotional appeals, she tries her damndest, and sadly, picked the Long Weekend of Ultron to make good on her feelings. Yeah, she honed her vision in on Bruce Banner, of all people, the guy who’s superpower is literally Emotional Instability. Of course it’s not a great choice, and I’m pretty sure Bruce would agree. 

yeah, their first interactions were fraught. They didn’t trust each other, for various good reasons. But it’s clear that in the three-year interim between Avengers movies, they’ve done the Grown-Up thing and actually worked on it. Figured out a literal system that visually demonstrates that they trust each other. It’s not about “taming the beast,” its an agreement, Hulk is literally agreeing to disappear and return Bruce back to the team, it’s an agreement that implies trust and safety, especially since the end of the “lullaby” depicts Bruce at his most physically and probably mentally vulnerable. You have to trust someone to let that happen. 

And yeah, they’re not Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. Of course it’s awkward. Of course it’s painful. Natasha is blunt and over-literal in her flirting because she’s trying to be like “hey dummy, stop being emotionally constipated for two seconds, I’m talking about you right here with the face.” Bruce has to work hard to access these parts of himself. 

It’s not a sweeping romance and was never going to be, and Natasha is still trying to connect things and imagine something nice for the two of them even when they’ve been traumatized, even when Bruce is insisting that there literally is nothing to look forward to with him. Bruce is the one getting way ahead of himself, being an idiot and bringing up children when all Natasha wants is to have something good for half a second. Something private. 

I’m tired of Natasha being called a vehicle for Bruce’s “man angst.” When Bruce is verbally rejecting the idea of being with Natasha, he’s not being willfully moody, he’s just been forced against his will to destroy part of a city. You know, that thing that he’s been terrified of doing since his introduction into the franchise. He’s just had any goodwill people might have felt about the Hulk completely disappear. He thinks he’s going to be arrested and locked up, you know, that thing he was so worried about in the first half of the Avengers. He literally sees no future for himself. It’s never brought up again. No one ever asks him if he’s okay. Maybe people in the MCU fandom take it lightly because the movie seems to take it so lightly. He thinks it’s his fault, he talks about people finally seeing “the real Hulk” because he’s been waiting for this to happen for five years. That’s not brooding. That’s trauma. 

Natasha rejects these concepts, and never indicates that she’s going to carry that for him. Neither of them respond perfectly, they haven’t gotten to that point, of being emotionally supportive in the way each other would like, because they only just started thinking about this possibility and all of the sudden, they’ve been psychologically triggered to their breaking points and the world is ending. They act weird. You would act weird. She’s not pining, she’s not weak, she’s a human person who feels disappointment. That has to be painful, to say “hey maybe give it a try” and for the universe to answer back so negatively. That’s what Wanda’s vision reminds her, not that she’s “a monster who can’t have babies” but that so many choices, desired or not, aren’t in her hands and they never will be. Just like Bruce. She’s trying to commiserate. Bruce doesn’t know what to do with it. 

Natasha is the one strong enough to put aside her fears, to put aside what she wants, in order to save the world. She answers the call, she chooses to help total strangers over giving her heart something it wants, and she does it at the potential cost of Bruce’s trust. That thing they’ve spent years of potential trial and error trying to build. 

It’s not about “otp” its not about love or the “feels”or “endgame”, it’s about the concept of having something else outside of the fight. That’s what the whole movie is about. Of having a private life, or a future, or a family, if you’re Natasha it’s about making choices, ones she was never supposed to make outside of her life as an assassin, even if they’re not the best ones, they are hers, and if you’re Bruce it’s the question of whether he can ever get beyond the moment-to-moment life of being the Hulk (which includes being valued, includes doing his own work, includes allowing himself to feel unrestrained emotions). And in AOU, neither of them get what they want. Natasha has to put aside the thing she wants (literally pushes it off a cliff), and Bruce, who doesn’t make a great many decisions of his own in the movie (at least without an egregious amount of coercing), decides he’s got too much blood on his hands already to keep being an Avenger. He doesn’t just “reject Natasha’s love”, he gives up his only found-family and his home to face a world that doesn’t want him, completely alone. 

It’s not about whether or not they were romantic or a good couple, they were never a real couple in the first place, and they’re not together now. Maybe they would have been an awful couple. Maybe they would have dated and would have been sweet and quiet and private, and helped each other through their worst impulses. They don’t even get out of the gate. They’re not a couple. But they thought for a few seconds that they could be, and circumstances proved otherwise. 

I’m tired of arguing about how they “put her in a cage and made her a damsel in distress.” She stays where she is because that’s literally where the conflict is. She brings everyone to her. Yeah, she can get out of a cell but can she fight her way through literal hundreds upon hundreds of murderous robots? Can you???? I’m tired of the idea that Natasha’s sense of compassion, despite her upbringing, is so highly thought of until it’s directed towards someone tumblr doesn’t approve of. If you wanted Natasha romantically involved with someone else, that’s not my problem but you might still get your wish- because, and remember now, she and Bruce were literally never a couple. If having a Never Canonically Monogamous female character expressing some semblance of romantic desire (during her 4th appearance in the franchise) and then try to act on it “ruins” her for you, then that is your hangup. She made a questionable decision. She acted imperfectly. She followed through with her decision until the end. And if you have to justify your anger, Bruce is fairly thoroughly punished by the narrative anyway. 

But it doesn’t seem like the Russos are going to “fix” this or pretend like it never happened, narratively speaking. If you’re offended by the idea that Natasha, a canonically compassionate and empathetic human being, still has positive feelings towards Bruce, that, again, is not my problem or Marvel’s problem. 

And on the topic of how Scarlett Johannsson feels about this part of Natasha’s story? I think she’s put the topic to bed.

“Everything that I’ve done with the Widow, to me makes sense. It’s in line with active decisions that I’ve made for the character.”