Well, this is a weird twist in the “trans military ban” story - Trump never actually discussed anything with the Department of Defense or issued any kind of formal order. He just impulse-tweeted that trans people were banned. So for the moment, there’s no actual policy change and trans people are still allowed, with trans healthcare still covered by military plans.
I don’t know if this situation will last for long, but it’s a reminder of just how incompetent and unprofessional our would-be dictator is.He declared a major and extremely unpopular military policy change on Twitter, with no planning or consultation with the DoD at all, lied about discussing it with generals, and then he never actually put in the order.
So I was
wondering… Yondu probably had that Zune he wanted to give Peter for a while
already. Either he bought it even before the battle for Xandar, or in between
the battle and the stuff that happened with Ego. Either way, he would have had
the Zune for quite some time. Long enough that he got around to tell Kraglin
(proudly, like “Look what I found for
Quill”) about it.
Yondu’s, uh, trust issues into consideration, and given the fact that during
the mutiny, he couldn’t really go to his room and pick it up… that would mean
that Yondu carried the Zune on himself the
whole time. Safe in his pocket, until he met Peter again and could give the
thing to him. Or sneak it into Peter’s pocket, if he wanted to make sure that
he wouldn’t have to face the boy’s gratefulness. Or at least only from a safe
distance, no happy hugs involved, because he can’t deal with those.
leaves – Yondu, carrying the Zune on his own person, before and during the mutiny
and the flight to Ego’s planet.
me to thinking – how did Kraglin get
the Zune? He was the one to hand it to Peter.
So either they
took the Zune from Yondu after Yondu
died - but that would have led to at least one of the others seeing the Zune.
Especially Peter wouldn’t have left Yondu’s side, and neither would Rocket and
Or, which I
actually like to headcanon: Yondu gave the Zune to Kraglin before leaving the Quadrant and heading down to Ego’s
honestly… Yondu didn’t make the decision to die on the planet in the spur of
the moment. You can see in the way he tells Rocket to leave and take care of
Groot, and the way it dawns on Rocket, that Yondu already had made peace with
the fact that he would die for Peter. Anything to keep his boy alive. He knew
there was this minimal chance of
himself surviving, and he was okay with that as long as he could save Peter. And
he also knew instantly when this chance was gone, knew that he would die.
he had to make last preparations. Which, for one, was to leave the Zune to
Kraglin for safe-keeping, telling his first mate to give it to Peter once everything was over.
be honest: Once Yondu handed the Zune over to Kraglin, telling Kraglin to “give it to Quill, once things have calmed
down”… the moment Yondu willingly handed
over the Zune he had carried around all this time for Peter, Kraglin probably
knew that Yondu didn’t think he would come back.
headcanon comes even remotely close to the truth, then that means - Yondu knew
he would die, and Kraglin knew Yondu at least thought he would die (even though Kraglin probably didn’t want it to be true, believed against it until the last moment), and the last thing the two of
them probably talked about was Peter and the Zune they wanted to gift him with.
i got really carried away but I LOVE WINGS!!!! I love birbs and wings and i don’t know why i don’t make more characters with wings.
Fanart of avian Keith and Shiro from @fishwrites’s Watercast fic! Outfits based on @marchingspace’s design with my own twist! I love designing fantasy outfits with functionality for weird anatomy i also love halter tops with a firey passion.
i’d like to take this moment to say that harpy eagles are my favorite species of eagle. o<-< They’re so cute and silly looking with their poofy crests but so badass.
Okay, so the whole humans are space orcs/earth is space Australia thing has me thinking: what about grooming/pampering?
Like, a lot of us go to spas/salons (or do the cheaper at home versions) to literally get hair ripped from our bodies using a large variety of different methods, to obtain our own personal desired levels of body hair. And we call it pampering. What if humans are the only ones who do that? Aliens that cut/dye hair, comb/style it in totally unique ways to suit themselves, but pull it out completely? What kind of creature tortures itself like that?
And we have so many ways of doing it. Tweezing, waxing, threading, hair removal creams that can burn your skin to name a few.
Plus there are facials that leave your face red and splotchy for hours afterward because they pick at your skin to remove gunk.
Massages, where in order to feel good they have to hurt you to remove the tension from your muscles, so while eventually it feels good, it hurts first.
We twist ourselves into weird positions to paint our toenails because our knees get in the way (not so painful, but reasonably uncomfortable).
We are willing to sit still for obscene amounts of time to get our hair/nails/make up done, even though humans are notoriously fidgety.
So some aliens at first would probably think we’re super vain (and some humans are), but more experienced aliens would be like:
“no, that’s just something the humans enjoy. It’s how they ‘treat themselves.’”
“But, Skrill, she’s literally ripping hair out of her face?”
“It’s how she gets her eyebrows - how did she put it? - ‘on fleek.’ Compliment them, humans are thrilled when you compliment them when they spend a lot of time on face hair removal.”
KaciartKaciart He’s being bullied by some of the kids in the school Because Noctis snubs everyone but Prompto
DraiadDraiad they’d get so jealous
KaciartKaciart So as an act of self preservation he starts trying to not be caught alone with Noctis so much Always willing to go to Nocts place but less willing to go to the arcade Of course the bullies are clever enough to never do it around Noctis and his entourage
Foley, Maddie Fenton, and Pamela Manson stood in front of their children. The
trio were leaning against each other; Danny was in the middle, while his
friends sat on either side with a protective arm wrapped around his shoulders.
crossed her arms. “What do you three have to say for yourselves?”
licked his lips. “Mom, I can explain-”
three have been helping Phantom!”
Pamela cut in, “There is nothing to explain!”
trio exchanged a look and moved closer to Danny.
okay so since the carmilla fandom is basically dead / going into hibernation until the movie i figured i’d make a fic rec post just for fun (and then go drown myself in riverdale), going from my favourites to decent ones:
You couldn’t stop shaking. Tomorrow at eleven? That was fifteen hours away!! You were nowhere near emotionally ready to meet Yoongi…er, again.
You’ve technically already met the guy, you thought to yourself. But that’s when you didn’t know he was your pen pal. And that was before you…felt something for him.
You didn’t know when you realized but after a while of talking to, who you now know is Yoongi, your feelings had grown. And feelings as in a more than ‘Hey we’re good friends.’ No, it was more of a ‘You’re stubborn and such a downer, sometimes….But I still have a huge crush on you…’
Oh man, you thought, How were you going to get out of this? And evern better, note the sarcasm, you know what he looks like! It wasn’t fair that he was so damn attractive and you couldn’t get him out of your head. You remembered the deepness of his voice when you first met him; how soothing and low it was made your heart pound harder.
Damn, if you only knew sooner! Now here you were, freaking out in your dorm room. “I don’t see why you’re freaking out. You’re never nervous around Mr. Sunshine. Why now?” Your roommate called from the other side of the room.
“I’ve already met him! Except I didn’t know it was him. What if it’s awkward?” You looked down at your phone in your lap.
“Awkward? Oh honey, me and Namjoon meeting was awkward. You can’t get any more awkward than that! You’ll do fine!” Your roommate smirked. You heard the countless stories about your roommate and her very own pen pal and you wished you saw them first hand.
For the rest of the night, your heart couldn’t stop racing and your stomach couldn’t stop doing flip flops. It was then when you were wondering what Yoongi was feeling. Was he calm and collected?
Yoongi was in no way calm and collected. His knees kept bouncing up and down underneath the table in the very same cafe you were meeting him in tomorrow. The anxiety of finally meeting you again finally getting to him.
“Hyung, you’ll be fine! If you’ve charmed her for this long without your looks, you already have her technically,” Jungkook smirked at his older friend’s behavior.
“I didn’t charm her!”
“Psh, by now you’ve probably flirted a countless amount of time,” Taehyung piped.
“No, no,” Jungkook looked toward Taehyung and continued to have a private conversation with him about Yoongi and you. “I bet he told her he acres about her. If he hadn’t, he wouldn’t be so nervous. He would keep his cool and tough facade.”
“But he’s nervous because she knows he cares about her!” Taehyung finished with a grin.
“No–o” Yoongi protested, a blush creeping up his neck.
“Just admit it, hyung. You don’t just care about her in a friend way…You like her,” Jimin grinned from the other side of the table. Yoongi kicked Jimin’s leg resulting in him releasing a whine.
“He’s so defensive, I can’t tell if it’s cute or not…I mean, who is this guy?” Jungkook joked.
“Haha,” Yoongi said in a monotone.
The boys went back to their dorms soon after and Yoongi had no idea what he was going to say tomorrow. Should he be himself? Dark and brooding? No, I think Y/N’s way past that stage, he thought.
We are going to talk about her, in a weird twist of events, maybe I should be less…cold. Falling into bed, he sighed. Why was he acting like such a girl. You were just you. No need to be nervous, he thought as he was clearly nervous.
You were walking closer and closer to the cafe and the nervousness in the pit of your stomach went away as the excitement began to rush into your heart. You were finally getting the one to one conversation you wanted with Mr. Sunshine.
Granted, it’ll be about you at first but it’s something!
You walked into the cafe and your eyes scanned around till you set upon the familiar dark haired boy. Is it too late to turn around?
His head was down, eyes glued to your phone. You rolled your eyes with a smile and discreetly sat in the seat across from him at the table he was sitting at.
“You know, it’s rude to be on your phone while you’re meeting with someone,” You smirked, your heart still pounding a million miles a minute. Yoongi’s head shot up and he scrambled to put his phone into his pocket.
“Uh, h–hi,”He offered a small smile, moving his arms closer to him to give you room.
“Hey, stranger,” You smiled softly.
“This is kind of weird right? We’ve sort of met and introduced ourselves before,” Yoongi cocked his head to the side and scrunched his nose up. Fuck, don’t do that, you thought. He was too attractive, you’re surprised you haven’t been drooling yet.
Before getting caught staring, you laughed. “Yeah, it seems we’ve skipped that stage.”
“So, I don’t know how to exactly–”
“Just ask me,” you smiled warmly, allowing him to dig into you past. You trusted Yoongi. You were unsure at first, but damn, was this boy stubborn. You thought you were stubborn.
“Why did you immediately come off to me as so bubbly? You could’ve had any persona,” Yoongi asked, stirring his coffee with his straw.
“Well, at first I wasn’t sure how I’d act around you. But then I saw how you were the complete opposite of my sister, and I thought it’d be fun to see how you’d react.”
“So if I wasn’t so pessimistic, you wouldn’t have been Bubbly?”
“Hm, that’s what I’ve been asking myself the past few days. I’m not sure. Yoongi, do you believe in fate?” You asked.
He scoffed with a smile. Of course you believed in fate, he thought. “I’m assuming you do?”
“What out of all the chances, you were paired with me? Someone completely opposite of the person my sister wanted me to be? It was only suiting that I’d act like she wished.”
Yoongi thought to himself about what you had said. What were the chances of getting paired with you? If it weren’t for you, he’d never be here in the first place. Hell, he bet that if he had any other pen pal. girl or not, he wouldn’t have stuck around. But no, you were different.
“Fair enough,” he nodded to himself.
“Now can I ask you something?”
“Sure,” Yoongi shrugged. He pushed his coffee over to you, offering you a sip.
“Why after every, even the slightest moment of some sort of bond between us, did you soon after snap and become cold again?” You asked, curiously, grabbing his coffee and taking a long sip out of the straw.
Yoongi eyed the coffee and thought for a moment. Why did he do that? Then, he tugged at your hand and stood up.
“Can we walk?” He murmured and you two exited the cafe. You shrugged and continued to drink his coffee when he didn’t object. You walked together, neither of you realizing you were still holding hands.
“I guess I was just scared,” Oh god, Yoongi thought. Did he really just say that?
“Yeah, Y/N. Terrified,” Yoongi said with a certain look in his eye. You looked over at him in curiosity.
“I’m pretty sure I’m the person you should be least terrified of,” You joked.
“No,” Yoongi muttered to himself, as if frustrated, “Not of you. Of me.”
“Of you? Why?”
“Well, I–” He cut himself off to look at you. You were peering at him with curiosity and he fell even harder. He didn’t realize he missed how much he missed looking at your face until now.
And now, standing in front of you, he was consumed with so much emotion that he didn’t even know how to process.
All he wanted to do was grab your face and just smash his lips against yours.
So that’s exactly what he did.
You were taken aback at first, the feeling of his surprisingly warm hands on your cheeks. Your eyes were widened but once your brain processed what was going on, you slowly closed your eyes and placed your hands under his biceps.
You pulled away for air and he leaned his forehead against yours, “Fuck, I really wanted to do that.”
“You did?” You breathed out, in a daze. Yoongi chuckled at your state and pecked your forehead before leaning back.
“I was terrified of becoming too close to you and developing feelings. But I’m afraid, too late,” He smiled to himself. Like really smiled. Your heart melted at the sight of his gummy smile.
“Mr. Sunshine!” Was all you could saying before embracing him. You were grinning ear to ear.
“I found it!”
“Hm?” Yoongi hummed. You pulled away with a smirk.
“I finally found your soft spot…”
“Oh,” Yoongi chuckled, looking down at you. “I’ve always known: It’s you. Always has been.” And he leaned down to give you another kiss.
ASDFGHJK I FINALLY FINISHED KASDHKASDL HOW WAS IT? DID YOU LIKE IT? THIS WAS SO FUN TO WRITE ASLJDS
Next pen pal isssssss….Hoseok!! (so excited to write that heheh)
How was this series? What was your favorite part? Any unanswered questions?