Oh, you know how it is, just re-reading a bunch of Kirk/Spock fake relationship fics. Here
are my favorites, all AOS, in decreasing order of how much fake relationship
Kind, by spicyshimmy | Mature | 42,318 words | While on a diplomatic mission
to Delta IV, Jim flirts too much; Spock discovers the only logical solution to
avoid the complications of jealousy between ambassadors is to allow the
inference that Jim is already spoken for.
a sequence that you never
learned, by annataylor | Explicit | 64,669 words | When Jim gets it in his
head to adopt an eight year old Vulcan, Spock presents a logical solution to the
issue of Jim’s humanity: marriage to a Vulcan citizen.
Dynamic, by coffee666 |
Explicit | 16,970 words | Jim is tired of the crew assuming he and Spock don’t
work well together just because they happen to disagree a lot. To prove them
wrong, Jim convinces Spock they should start dating. Playing up their romantic
relationship in front of the crew for spite should be fun. The hard part is that
they’re both secretly crushing on each other.
When Light Shines, by
awarrington and blue_jack | Explicit | 15,677 words | Kirk and Spock are
negotiating Federation entry with the Athosian government while the Enterprise
is away on delivery duties, when one misunderstanding leads to
the warp and
weft of your being, by tardigradeschool | Teen | 7,697 words | When getting
legally married to Spock is the only way to keep him on the ship, Jim is more
than willing to do so. (In fact, upon reflection, it turns out that there are
very few things he wouldn’t do for Spock.)
Challis, by yeaka | Teen |
3,968 words | Spock weasels into Jim’s mission via Mrennenimus Prime’s strange
comfort you drew (from the light of the stars), by tardigradeschool | Teen |
5,331 words | When Jim agreed to pretend to be in a relationship with Spock, he
didn’t realize exactly what he was signing up for. (See: incompetent aliens and
broken bones. It’s not great, but Spock is.)
Not In Love Song, by waldorph
| Explicit | 2,779 words | The five times Spock wasn’t in love, and the one time
he couldn’t deny it anymore.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m
Yours), by kianspo | Teen | 10,927 words | In which Spock contemplates the
laws of attraction and realizes what a slippery slope that is only after he has
already fallen. There’s no help for him now.
i see around a lot that jack is confirmed bisexual but iirc the only time she talks about being involved with a lady is when she was with that couple, and i inferred that they were abusing her (”the ‘helped’ me alright, right into their bed,” or something similar). I may have forgotten something as it’s been a while since i’ve played the game, but she pretty pointedly shuts femshep down and says she’s not interested in women. she needs that mshep dick to cure her sad sad heart, as it were.
it’s gross but i still dont think it’s really fair to say that bioware doesnt give a shit bout lgbt people. compared with other AAA games they are really, really trying, and i think it’s important for lgbt fans to continue to give them feedback in a way that is constructive and not immediately dismissive.
the truth is, and idk if a lot of people remember this, but after ME1 came out there was a HUGE media shitstorm about the lesbian scenes in the game. like, there was a smear campaign about this game, where it was described as being a virtual sex simulator where you designed characters to your specifications to watch them have gay alien sex. like, this was in mainstream news. this game got really, really bad press for including the liara/femshep love scene, and this was when they were a relatively small studio with a tiny production team that had yet to be swallowed up by EA. it could have sank them.
They took an enormous risk putting that in the game and saw bad backlash from it, which i imagine is why all of the “love scenes” in ME2 were so tame.
Like, games don’t grow straight from the writers’ keyboards to production. This is something I think about a lot tbh – the people writing these games are professional writers and incredible conworlders. There are a lot of little details hidden in codices and background dialogue and early concept art that suggests that the mass effect that exists in the developers minds is way more progressive and groundbreaking than anything that we will get to see, because it all has to make it through every stage of production, into something that EA thinks will market well to adolescent boys. ANY bit of gay content that exists in the game was probably fought for tooth-and-nail by someone to keep it off the cutting room floor, and in doing so was likely warped into something unrecognizable from its original intention
that doesn’t make it okay. that doesn’t make it hurt less to see half-assed, embarrassing, and often offensive representation when you’re starving for any of it. but it’s also worth remembering that most games don’t do this at ALL, so i think it’s kind of important for fans to say “hey we see that you’re trying but you really need to do better,” so the developers know that it MATTERS when they try, and that it’s important for them to stick to their guns and keep doing better if this is something they want to be part of their stories (and not to mention a huge demographic with fistfulls of cash ready to throw at the first property that gets it right)
i dont want to let them off the hook too easy when i truly believe they’re capable
She’s charming, self-deprecating, and refreshing. Give that woman a sitcom.
Having said that, I inferred from her comments that if there’s a season 7, she won’t be on it. She said “there are a few episodes left,” and the emcee said we have to find a sitcom for her to star in. If she has a full-time job, she doesn’t need another show.
well a lot of what i do involves tracing (like replicating the sore wa chigau yo sprites and imitating climax inference art) and referencing, but imitation is something that, as long as it’s official and not fanart (aka i wouldn’t imitate an artist’s style bc that’d be stealing), I’m genuinely interested in and I guess it just involved a lot of dedication?
I can try to explain how I go on about this in further detail someday, like lineart thickness, coloring, usage of textures, etc. if people would be interested in that?
I don’t really think what I do is all too impressive considering it’s just replicating (cell-shaded) art style;
Thank you though!
You know, thinking about Lance feeling like the seventh wheel, I realized something that I haven’t seen very often, if at all in regards to the pairings in the group.
Keith and Shiro are obviously very close, as are Allura and Coran (duh, only Alteans left in existence). They are often partnered together or are seen around one another.
We can infer that Hunk and Lance were incredibly close before Pidge came into their friend group, just based on the way that they interact with each other. But as season one ended and went into season two, I noticed that Pidge and Hunk seem to hang out way more often than Pidge and Lance or Lance and Hunk.
It’s not even a matter of him feeling useless, guys. He literally feels like a seventh wheel, because everyone else is paired up friend wise with someone else.
ok so the bathroom scene could very well be an alien joke, but thats not ALL it is. yes, it is trans representation, and the reason is simple:
they used Pidge for the scene. Regardless of what her canon gender identity is (although it can be interpreted however! for example, in my head canon she is cis/demi-girl, either one, and goes by she/they) Pidge has been shown to be at least represent the struggles a trans person goes through. say for instance, they used keith in this scene. the same scene, only a different paladin. it would easily be written off as an alien joke. But the choice to used PIDGE is what makes this scene mean what it does.
the even more genius part of this scene is it can be inferred either way too! if you want to see it as trans representation, then thats great! and if you want to see it as just an alien joke, that great too!
@bext-k id love to get your feedback on this because not only are you Pidge’s VA (and one of my idols), but your also so accepting and involved in the LGBT community
What I love most about the growl scene is its underlying message.
Belle asked the prince if he fancied growing a beard. This can be inferred that she was deeply unsure and wanted to know that the man in front of her is really the same one she knew, not the selfish and unkind prince whom he used to be.
The growl he gave to her is the proof that he’s still the sweet, gentle and kind beast she knew so well and fell in love with. It is a part of the beast who had changed into someone better. Even though he transformed back to human form she never knew, a part of that sweet beast she fell in love with remained in him and ensured the changes in his heart.
Reader’s guide - master list of my favourite fics and writers
So I was originally just making this for myself as a shortcut to author’s I knew I liked in different genres for when I want to read something particular, when I figured why not make this a public post so everyone can access it, right?
All of the present links are to the blog, fic/series, or master list of a writer whose work I adore and all are marvel/avengers based. If you want me to remove you off this list or even just change the way I describe your work please message me and I will do so straight away. All descriptions are only based on my perceptions of the content there is at the time of making the post.
Like most of our fandom and like my URL, icon, blog description etc infer, I’m a slut for Bucky Barnes and this list reflects that.
@buckysbackpackbuckle - Masterlist - okay so this list isn’t all 100% smut but it mostly is and the smut is just so good. Oneshots and a couple short series, mostly Bucky x reader, other ventures include Peter Parker, Lance Tucker and Bucky x Steve x Reader
@fvckingbuckyandsteve - Masterlist - Basically the URL says it all, pure smut featuring Bucky, Steve, Bucky and Steve, Seb and Chris being sinful with reader, plus a few bonus Avengers sex drabbles and a Steve x reader x Nat oneshot.
@actuallyasgardian - Masterlist - mostly smutty one shots and drabbles, Bucky x reader, Bucky x Steve x Reader, Thor x Reader, much great sin.
@just-call-me-mrs-captain -Masterlist - so much great smut, largely ft Bucky, Steve, Seb, Chris, bit of Nat bit of Sam + more, one shots series and drabbles and some great Bucky x reader x Steve action.
@fvckingavengers - Masterlist - pretty much, in my humble opinion, marvel smut queen. In one shots and short series, lots of Steve and Bucky, with some Pitero, Loki, Thor, Nat, Tony and Wanda on the side and a generous amount of reader x two-and-even-sometimes-three-character-action
@writingruna - Masterlist - mostly mega fluffy/ romantic one shots + bunch of drabbles feat. so many characters we got: Bucky, Steve, Pietro, Wanda, Bruce, Natasha, Clint, Thor, Loki, Tony
@writingbarnes - Masterlist - I’ll be honest this tumblr has done SO MANY AMAZING FICS I am yet to peruse them all but from what I can tell its basically fluffy or general oneshots and series, including Bucky, Steve, Tony, Thor, Clint, Pietro, Wanda, Loki, Nat, and Bruce sorted into an impeccably presented series of character-categorised lists
@buckysplums14 - Masterlist - basically all the Bucky smut and fluff (labelled) you can imagine in the forms of one shots and short series. Features Bucky x reader, Stucky, Bucky x Nat, Bucky x Wanda, Bucky x Reader x Third party
@after-avenging-hours - Masterlist - smut and fluff and angst (smut not labelled but kinda clear a lot of the time in titles and descriptions). Mostly Bucky, Steve and Bucky and Steve, featuring some Thor, Loki, Bruce, Sam. Oneshots and series. The disney corruptions are an actual work of smutty genius.
@badults - Masterlist - smutty and fluffy one shots (smut is labelled) with a variety of characters including Bucky, Steve, Tony, Pietro, Wanda, T’Challa, Peggy and Clint.
@marvelfic - Masterlist - smutty and fluffy one-shots and short series (smut is labelled), characters include Bucky, Steve, Bruce and Clint, also features non-romantic Avengers fics.
@stories-from-stark-tower - Masterlist - one-shots come in fluffy or angst/mega feels with the following characters; Tony, Steve, Bucky, Bruce, Pietro, Wanda, Clint, Nat, Thor, Scott, Loki and Wade Wilson (Deadpool), various drabbles and one Bucky series.
@mywritingsblog - Masterlist - fluff and smut (smut is labelled) with Tom Hiddleston and Sebastian Stan, the actors and various characters they play, featuring reader and various female characters, one shots and series.
@rogersxbarnesx - Masterlist - Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers galore, series and oneshots, Stucky and stucky x reader action, and a Wanda Maximoff appearance. Features smut and fluff and some angst (smut is labelled).
@shieldsshallbebroken - Masterlist - oneshots and drabbles, fluff and smut (smut not labelled), great (and smutty) A/O/B steve x reader x bucky series, links to whopping impressive fics on Ao3
@221bshrlocked - Masterlist - Bucky x reader angst, fluff and smut (smut not labelled) one shots and series. Professor!Bucky!!
@avasparks - Masterlist - Pretty much Bucky/ Seb Stan in many one shots, drabbles, series, featuring AUs, Steve x Reader x Bucky action. Fluff, angst and smut (smut not always labelled)
@sebbytrash - Masterlist - Mostly Bucky x reader, fluff and smut (smut is labelled), features a bit of Tony and T’Challa with reader too
@bucky-plums-barnes - Masterlist - Lots of cute Bucky x reader prompted drabble, fluff and smut mostly (smut is labelled so are trigger warnings), bucky x reader one shots of the same variety
@imhereforbvcky - Masterlist - Mostly Bucky x Reader, some great series and also drabbles and one shots: angst and fluff but slays me with the smut
So, in Japan, Onsen are not big enough to swim in generally. Finding an onsen that is around a meter deep is rare. They are usually deep enough to reach your chest depending on how you sit or kneel.
Thanks to these photos, we know how deep the water really is.
Meaning in the original photo…
…they are sitting or kneeling beside one another. If you look closely at Yurio, you can see his knees, so he’s sitting.
So as the water isn’t deep, and Yuuri is so close to Victor, you can bet they are sitting beside each other, naked(as clothing is not permitted in onsen) and touching lightly at the very least. So as Victor’s arm is wrapped so firmly around Yuuri’s shoulders and he’s too close to be leaning into the hold… infer what you wish.
k sorry i’m kagehina spiraling SUPER HARD over 234 right now (what a shock) but:
in every shot of Kageyama when there’s a pause in the game, he is looking up, getting his perception and precision back to 100%, he’s utterly focused on that, because it is key to nailing that one toss he needs to make work –
and when he DOES, the first thing he does is APOLOGIZE. lijalseijfal this boyapologizes (again) for not being flawlessly perfect in an unknown situation right off the bat.
And given his tacit acknowledgment of Hinata’s TOSS TO ME psychic brainwaves that he’s shooting out when he gets back on the court
and the fact that that’s exactly what Kageyama does the moment he feels like his precision is back, it can definitely be inferred he’s apologizing right to Hinata, first and foremost, after messing up their first couple of tosses that Hinata still went for, because he trusts Kageyama utterly, and doesn’t care if they both have to fuck up at first in order to get it right. (Kags is facing the rest of the team though, so I think it is both a “sorry” to Hinata, but also to the rest of them, because contrary to popular belief, Tobio really isn’t arrogant. He’s just a very intense blueberry.)
In conclusion: I love that we get Kageyama telling his small, trusting partner that he is sorry for making him wait around – and look at Hinata’s face as he basks in the glow of their successful quick
The CROWD ISN’T CLAPPING, no one is cheering, they are stunned into silence in the panels directly before this. Hinata isn’t acknowledging the cheers, he is just radiating fulfillment at knowing Kageyama got it handled, and at receiving what he is owed, aka TOBIO’S COMPLETE AND UTTER FOCUS AND DEDICATION to their partnership.
S H E R L O C K - gay victorian fever dream special | It was simply my conjecture of what a future world might look like and how you and I might fit inside it. From a drop of water a logician should be able to infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara. But perhaps such things could come to pass. In any case, I know I would be very much at home in such a world. Huh, I don’t think I would be. I beg to differ. But then I’ve always known I was a man out of his time.
Youth Died™ and now they’re sitting on top of their responsibilities which is represented by a pile of laundry. While having an insight into their future inferred to by Jin and Taehyungs hand camera thingy. Jungkook has hallucinations of either being alone or being with friends. Hoseok just wants to play with his paper airplane, while Namjoon wanted to establish who’s the king in this place. Jimin just needs to dry his shoes man.
Tiny Rogue One Spoiler in this post about Bail Organa
But nothing that’s not already all over the internet.
It’s easily inferred from the dialogue that Bail Organa and Mon Mothma had spoken previously about Obi-Wan and asking him to come join them in their struggle against the Empire. It’s likely been an ongoing discussion for quite some time as to whether and/or when to approach him.
And when Bail says confidently that he’s sending a person who he can trust with is life to be the emissary, it’s so clear from the look on his face that Leia is his absolute pride and joy. He has obviously thought about this. He’s probably had lengthy conversations with Breha about it. Sending Leia to make contact with Kenobi is a very big deal.
He knows that, if anyone could convince the Jedi to come out of hiding and join the war, it’s one of Anakin’s children. He knows that he’s sending not only a qualified operative, not only the person he trusts the most in the entire Alliance, but the person in the galaxy who is the most uniquely qualified, even though she doesn’t know it yet. And he knows that he’s about to open a big can of worms for her.
Because- think about it. He knows his old friend is on Tatooine. He has every reason to presume that Obi-Wan is engaged somehow with Luke. Luke! Leia’s twin brother. Let that sink in. He’s sending his beloved daughter into a situation that will possibly lead her to learning who her birth parents are. She is likely to meet her long-hidden twin brother along the way. There is every chance that she will learn through her time with Kenobi about her own connection to The Force, and will likely come home to Alderaan with lots of questions.
I think that he’s thought this through and that he’s ready for her to know these things. Sending her for Kenobi is the first step to not having one Jedi to aid the Rebellion, but three. He had been preparing for some time- since it first began to look like they weren’t going to get through this war without the aid of a Jedi- to begin opening up to his daughter about her heritage and her part in this whole mess. My educated guess is that, when she and Obi-Wan (and possibly Luke) returned to Alderaan together, Bail and Breha were going to sit her down and lay their cards on the table.
He isn’t only trusting Leia with the future of the Alliance and the Jedi, he’s about to unlock a whole new identity for her. Because she’s ready. She’s come into her own as a Senator and a future monarch and a leader of peoples and a genuinely good human being and she’s ready to be taught about the incredible power that’s within her.
BTS received a Daesang. MMA Album Of The Year and MAMA Artist Of The Year. This is truly unbelievable. I don’t know how many times we’ve faced these unbelievable events lately. Like i always say,dreams come true, or this reality is actually a dream? My mind keeps going places.
I promise myself, not to hang up on the titles,
but Daesang… The title of Daesang and Artist Of The Year have placed their weight on me. Before or now, we’ve been asked so many questions like What is BTS strength? Where does the charm come from? How could you have done so well?.. We have answered them nervously because in fact we also don’t know exactly. It may sound ironic but It think that ‘not knowing’ is our strength.
As I said, we still don’t know exactly. Why we could get such good words? What’s the meaning of things we are doing right now? What will be left? Why we could receive so much love like this? Honestly we all don’t know. And it might sound weird but I think it’s better not to know. I think we just need appreciate our music, stages, our members and fans.
Every morning - no matter it’s the time to get up or to sleep - I start and finish the day with appreciation. With the thankfulness towards this whole world. This is a long cliff, from which we could fall if we missed just one step, but with trust towards each other, with passion and the help from so many others, we have climbed this spot and feel thankful.
I feel grateful for today’s weather. Grateful for the clear sky. Grateful for the dark clouds, for the rain coming. Grateful to my family and friends, to the people who love me. Ah I wanted to thank you, thank you so much.
If we would have known the road on which we would be walking was a cliff like in the beginning, we might have run away as trainees and rather hide somewhere else in this world. Or might not have started in the first place. If it wasn’t marked in history, my life would not be like now, would it? Therefore I feel so grateful. Sorry and grateful. To me. To world. To people.
My heart is still the same, no matter where we are. We want to be able to make eye contact with you at the same level right? You guys give me a ride on your shoulders and show me another world and sometimes I actually want you all to sit on my shoulders too. Isn’t it wonderful? The word ‘understand’ is made from 'under’ and 'stand’. It’s because we are all human, we all have the feelings of happiness, sadness ,fear, accomplishmentss, laughter and tears.
I feel, that the way we are going right now, leads to a totally different world, a new world. I want to see where it lead us, no matter what happens. Are you curious about the place where we will be flying to? We went through a lot together and I believe that we’ll be able to do a lot of more good things in the future. I have ambiguous confidence that in the future we will be able to do great things beyond our imagination. I thought being ambiguous was not a good thing but now I feel there’s no other ambiguesness in this world that could be so pleasing like this.
Yes guys, it’s a Daesang. I’ve always had this ambition, but this was just a brightly shining dream, something that I’ve never seen before too. Thank you, guys, for being together and making this dream come true. Thanks to you guys, everyday I can understand myself more. Yesterday I was walking beside a lake alone and suddenly there was such a strong gust of wind, that all the leaves fell down. I picked up some leaves and at that moment I thought of the time when I was a kid. We used to keep red fallen leaves as bookmarks and would give them to our precious friends. Today I’m still like this. I think you guys everyone have at least one red leaf in your hearts too. So let’s go with each other’s support and find out what our future holds,
Thank you for today too. It’s such a grateful day.
Some things I noticed after watching Rogue One a second time . . .
When I first watched Rogue One, I was just trying to stay with the plot and falling in love with the characters, so I didn’t go too deep with studying the actual filmmaking that went into it.
I’m a huge film nerd - went to film school, actually - so this time around, I consciously looked at the film through that lens.
Maybe someone else has already noticed this, but here goes:
I was really struck by the Director of Photography’s lighting choices in the scene where the rebellion is basically “recruiting” Jyn.
Lighting is such a cool thing - often used in classic movies to show the moral standing of characters.
Here’s a breakdown of how each major player in the scene is lit and what we can infer:
Mon Mothma - brightly, fully lit (she almost looks angelic); she is clearly the person with the most strict moral code and the most “spotless moral conduct” (reading the novelisation, this really comes through)
Jyn Erso - softly lit with no hard shadows, but clearly dimmer than Mon Mothma; she has a shady criminal past, but she’s got good intentions
General Dodonna and Bail Organa - lit similarly to Jyn; they have good intentions, even if they might be a bit more comfortable with the moral grey areas than Mon Mothma
General Draven - there is a bit of bright lighting on the top of his head, but his face generally stays in shadow; he has fully accepted the “morally questionable” acts he orders others to commit to serve the greater vision of the Rebellion
And now my favourite …
Cassian Andor - his face is half in shadow and half in light (very similar to the way Michael Corleone is lit in The Godfather); it represents how he wrestles with doing things he hates (assassinations, etc) to serve the cause he believes in, because he finds them morally reprehensible - Cassian is, to borrow a phrase from Doctor Who, “halfway out of the dark”
Anyway, I though it was pretty cool. I noticed some other thematic stuff that I might post about later.
Feel free to talk to me about this - I’m a total nerd about it and I love meeting other people who are nerdy about it, too.
Also, I’m total trash for rebelcaptain. If you are, too, we should be friends.