it minimizes their struggles

Mercury Retrograde Spread: A Guide Through

1. How can I prepare? How can I minimize my struggles?

2. What can I draw upon within myself to aid me?

3. What should I avoid?

4. What will this retrograde bring into my life?

5. What aspects of my life will be most affected by difficulties with communication?

6. How can I work with this retrograde?

7. How will my relationships be affected?

8. What lessons can I learn from this retrograde?

9. What will be the outcome?

13 reasons why is trash. It romanticizes suicide and makes a girl’s suicide the basis for a white boys emotional recovery over the loss of someone he barely knew. The tapes do not represent realistic suicidal tendencies and Hannah putting Clay at the back if the tapes is a fucking shitty thing to do if she said he wasn’t suppose to be ok the list anyway. He just has to be there because with out her high school crush was nothing. Talk about minimizing her life and her struggles.

anonymous asked:

I just think it is inherently antifeminist to minimize my struggle to feel happy and healthy in my own body to something that is a product of internalized fatphobia and self-hatred. Weight loss in many cases is a SIDE EFFECT of positive behaviors like managing an eating disorder or exercising. Instead of criminalizing women who have lost weight and feel they have improved their lives as a result, do you think it would be more productive to support ALL women in the complex path towards wellbeing?

“When people who buy into a weight loss paradigm insist that they should get to use every fat positive space (especially those that have made it clear that they are fat positive spaces where weight loss talk is not welcome) to talk about weight loss, or the idea that a smaller body is better, that is an act of oppression. It is a victimization of a systemically oppressed group of people who have chosen to be in that space so that they can experience a few moments without messages that their bodies are wrong. 

“There is endless support in our sizeist culture for the idea that fat is bad. There is endless support for people who want to try to become less fat or not fat. Fat people are incessantly pummeled from every direction with the message that being fat is the problem (no matter what the problem actually is) and becoming thin(ner) is the answer. I think that’s bullshit (profitable bullshit, if you’re the diet industry, but bullshit nonetheless) and I create spaces where people get to have a moment’s respite from that, and I don’t apologize for it.”

— Ragen Chastain, Our Spaces, Our Rules

If you don’t have a chronic illness and you start preaching to someone who’s chronically ill about diets, yoga, or some other dumbass ableist alternative to medicine then FUCK YOU. Seriously, fuck you. There’s no bigger slap in the face than someone minimizing your struggles and acting like you can be cured by some simple everyday bullshit. I can assure you that most people with a chronic illness have tried everything in their power to just feel somewhat normal. We don’t want to hear your asshat opinions, so please keep your mouthes shut.

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Honestly this constant minimization of Finn’s pain and struggles by saying “he’s strong” “he’s pure” is almost as one-sided and flattening as “he’s a coward” or “he’s a liar.” I’ve even seen someone say he’s going to bounce back from the wound Kylo Ren inflicted on him because he’s a pure cinnamon roll wtf?!

On that note, can the conflation of strength with goodness and weakness with evil die forever please. It’s ableist and hurtful, and doesn’t even fit in this particular case. Kylo Ren didn’t commit murder because he buckled to some unbearable power, he FOUGHT his own conscience and overcame his love for his father to do what he did. That takes incredible willpower. And look at Finn in the moments leading up to and following his refusal to fire on prisoners–the poor guy was terrified, and arguably could not bring himself to fire after being so traumatized by Slip’s death. (Look up perpetration-induced traumatic stress, Kylo Ren probably has it.) Strength can help you do terrible things and weakness can hold you back from the edge.

Good points about “strength” vs. “weakness.”

like, terfs have HISTORY. they’ve been around since like the 70s/80s hurting and killing trans women. you can’t compare discourse to that shit. stop minimizing the struggles of trans women to live out your oppression fantasy, good-fucking-bye

One of the weirdest things about working a minimum wage job when money is tight is that you start to think of money in terms of how many hours you’d have to work to buy something??

like, people who have salaries don’t have this like hourly workers do, even if money is tight. Not minimizing their struggle, but this is a problem unique to hourly workers.

anyway, it’s the thing where you can be at the store and see a shirt you like but your’e like “nah, it’s $25; that’s like 3 hours, and it’s not worth that,” or “I’d love to go out to eat with you at a nice restaurant but that’s half a day’s pay for me” 

and it’s really, seriously devaluing to have to look at what an hour, or a day, or a week of your time is worth in monetary value when the answer is “almost nothing.”

anonymous asked:

hey so... I really respect you... but I'm straight? so like how can i as a straight girl NOT victimize the lgbtq+ community? i don't want to piss yall off and you seem informed on the matter

oh whoa big question uhh

any of my other fellow Gays can add on to this if they want but for me its like………. 3 main things: Don’t Fetishize, Don’t Minimize, and perhaps most importantly to me, Don’t Avoid

Don’t Fetishize: i’m a gay woman (ish), not a gay man, so i can’t speak to all sides of the issue and idk what your media consumption habits are, but fetishization of the lgbt community is a huge problem in movies, tv shows, and fandom. yeah, even (and especially) so called ‘gay allies’ in fandom spaces are hell bent on twisting gay love, especially mlm love, into something to jack off to and its nasty. heres some things to avoid and/or call out as they happen:

  1. phrases like “hot gay sex” in a post written by a straight person
  2. honestly any detailed descriptions/fantasies of gay sex written or described by straight people because it’s always through this lense of ‘oh em gee guys wldnt this be so Hot!!’ like no. shut up and let gay people exist for themselves u nastees
  3. straight people talking a LOT about their usually mlm ships wth this kind of detailed yet detached air, like theyre entitled to every second of a gay relationship yet dont quite see the participants as human
  4. all of this goes double if one or both of the people in the ship is a poc, because thats a Big Red Alert for intersectional bigotry right there

Don’t Minimize: this one’s sort of for more of irl interactions and its something ive encountered a lot, especially from more liberal people (of which there are a lot here in nyc). something that liberal straight people tend to want to do a lot is minimize the struggles of lgbt people. this allows them to turn a blind eye to acts of homophobia and ignore a lot of the pain that their lgbt friends and relatives go through, because theyve convinced themselves it’s not a big issue. ways to avoid this:

  1. don’t respond to descriptions of homophobia (irl or online!) with exasperated phrases like “UGH come on! it’s 2017 people we should be past this!” because any gay person on earth would be happy to tell you that no, we’re really not 
  2. expressions of sympathy or support are welcomed, as long as they arent patronizing or dismissive. dont just pull a face and say ‘oh that sucks’ and leave it at that when you hear about homophobia in action. investigate, learn, research, critique. look deeper.
  3. but don’t expect any gay person you know to perform intellectual labor for you and tell you everything about the community without you finding anything out for yourself. google is real and it’s right there in your hand
  4. work to understand that homophobia is global and it is societal and the win for marriage equality did not change the quality of life or the mental health of many gay people in the country and especially the world. this is a huge issue, and it affects us every day

(sidenote writing all of this out for u could be considered unprompted intellectual labor so if you have a million followup questions maybe try…..googling it)

Don’t Avoid: ok so after reading all of that, you might be feeling a little…exhausted of it. maybe youre thinking “all of this is so complicated, theres so many ways to fuck it up, maybe i shouldn’t even try”. maybe youre tempted to retreat from this, to avoid gay media and gay discourse in order to avoid messing up or “pissing us off”. don’t do that. as much as i like to make jokes about straighties and shit, even i can recognize that we do actually kind of need your guys’ support on the social and political spheres. and for yall to do that effectively, you need to be informed.

  1. seek out gay media. seek out gay characters. learn to love them and care for them as people. dont avoid them because they might make you, deep down, a little uncomfortable
  2. seek out gay PEOPLE. lgbt focused blogs, lgbt icons and influencers, lgbt celebrities, lgbt friends. dont be afraid to interact with us or talk to us. the only way to improve and to grow is to try
  3. monitor yourself, monitor your actions. do you use gay as an insult? no? do you laugh with people who do, without criticism? do you avoid speaking up for gay people around you out of fear of being seen as ‘other’ or worse, gay yourself? these are a few of the questions you should be asking yourself, every day

honestly im really touched that you reached out to me about this. i know i wrote a lot, but honestly, theres million more things to be said. i really do encourage my lgbt mutuals and followers to add on to this IF they want with their own suggestions, and i encourage you and any other straight people to read them! 

Imagine waking up from a coma and seeing your boyfriend, Sonny, and your family, the Reagans, again

(A/N: For @samanthaofanarchy . I hope you and everyone else enjoys this and that it meets your expectations! Sorry if it’s a bit too long. I had a lot of fun with it. And fair warning. The continuity may be off because I wrote the first two so long ago and I’m not a medical expert and despite the reserach I did some of the details may be off and I apolgise for that!) 

Unofficial part three to these imagines. 

Part One HERE

Part Two HERE 

Imagine waking up from a coma and seeing your boyfriend, Sonny, and you family, the Reagans again

As soon as Sonny left your doctor returned to check up on you. He’d only given you a brief examination while Sonny was there so not to intrude on your reunion. He gave you a proper once over this time. Talking you through all your injuries and your expected recovery time.

As you continued to talk you began to find it harder and harder to do so. He explained it was because of your collapsed lung and that you would need to try and limit talking and continue to wear the oxygen mask. He motioned to your skin which was tinged blue due to your lack of oxygen. He explained that you would probably have to stay in the hospital for at least a week. Which usually you would have hated, you hated being inactive, idle but you were so glad to be alive that you didn’t even care.

Your doctor propped your bed up slightly but cautious not to do bring it up too much as he didn’t want the sudden motion of when you put it back to sleep to tear your stitches. You being you asked if you could eat. He explained that you couldn’t go straight to eating normally straight away for a while because of your lack of eating for so long. You would need to be gradually introduced back to food and then you should be able to eat normally again.

He left you after reattaching your mask to your face, handing you a remote and warning you not to move too much before he left. You couldn’t move much anyway due to all the bandages, pain and injuries. From your new position however you could see the room much better.

You looked around the empty room. There was a seat beside you where Sonny had been sitting before he left and where your Father had been stationed for the days beforehand. The other side of you was a side table covered in flowers and get well soon gifts. From all the people you heard come and visit you while you were in a coma. You glanced around the rest of room and it looked used. Your family and Sonny had been basically been living in this room. Waiting for you to wake up and of course, you being you decided to wake up at the only time they had left you completely alone.

You could practically hear Danny saying ‘typical Y/N’.

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And I Forgot To Tell You I Love You (Harry One Shot) *Request

A/N: Here I am being a broken record again; I’m so sorry this took forever and a day to finish. It’s so very sad, it was difficult to dive into it like I wanted to. 

This is technically a request, one that got wildly out of hand, for an angsty blurb about being married to Harry and finding yourself at odds with each other. So, my dear anon who requested that, please consider this your blurb! 

I should say that this one shot surely wouldn’t have been finished without the help of two wonderful people, Carly (smut-reading-mum) and Vanessa (vanessavanessafoundaboy), both of whom listened and offered advice and guidance when I repeatedly went crying to them for help with this. I don’t think I’d be posting this without them, so thank you! 

And of course thank you to all of you who waited patiently for this! I hope you like it xx

((oh and btw, from here on out italics will indicate a flashback))

Mornings with Harry used to be your favorite. Every single one was a gift; the hotel mornings where he ordered breakfast and smiled softly at you when you thanked him, the early mornings, yawning every thirty seconds and blinking sleepily at Harry as he readied himself for some pre dawn obligation. The mornings far far apart, when he was in a distant time zone and managed to squeeze a Skype session in to share coffee over. The mornings where you couldn’t keep your hands off each other. The hangover mornings after a long drunken night, the sad mornings where you only held each other, the crazy mornings with hardly a moment to spare to sneak in a kiss. The happy birthday mornings, the lazy mornings, the rainy mornings, the lie in mornings. Every one was unique and every one was perfect because you got to spend it with him.

You exchanged vows, and the mornings were even better, waking up with his ring on your finger and hearing him call you “Mrs. Styles”. You got pregnant with your first child, and you got used to feeding schedules and wandering down the hall to find Harry asleep, long legs dangling off your child’s bed, with the young one dozing on his chest.

You don’t know when that ended, when the mornings lost their brilliance, with the hours in between quickly following suit. You don’t remember when the thought of waking up next to Harry didn’t fill you with warmth from head to toe.

Somehow you let it slip through your fingers, and every breath you take feels like one less in the way of a catastrophe.

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anonymous asked:

Hi Sentinel! I think you're an amazing author who is capable of handling versatile themes. I was wondering if you could write a supernatural AU With Vampire! Shinichi. I think it's a rather interesting idea but sadly, no one has ever written any fanfiction on this theme. You're free to ignore this request if you don't like it/You're busy/both. But if you do decide to write it, I would love to see ShinRan as the main ship :)

Thank you so much! Flattery will get you everywhere. ;P Heck yeah, supernatural AUs are right up my alley, anon! I am extremely busy but if you don’t mind waiting…

Hmm. Vamp!Shinichi has been done before. To death (hahaha PUN) in the slash part of the fandom with mixed results. Dropped the last one like a hot potato over the Ran hate and inconsistent characterization, though he wasn’t actually a vampire in that one. The first part of it was pretty brilliant though.

Now that I think about it, I don’t recall any in ShinRan, though I do distinctly remember a late oughts gen fic where Shinichi turns into a vampire at some mansion or other. I think it was ShinRan. I’d have to reread the one I’m thinking of to be sure, and it wasn’t to my taste, but it exists. It’s been so long since I read it though, like.

That being said, now I’m itching for a Buffy fusion, keeping nothing but the basic framing, where Ran is a Slayer, Shinichi gets turned in LA, and Jodie is her watcher. Or I could do interesting things with Hakuba’s family, hmm.  ANGST ANGST ANGST ANGST ANGST ANGST.

So I’m definitely writing this. It’ll be shortfic, the outline I just drafted has it around 10k. No ETA, though. It might take a while. Answering this when I should be doing other things, hahaha.

Look for it in a couple months, maybe. I’ll be extremely busy until the end of June/Mid-July. The tag is Vampire AU. The title will probably be something overblown and purple like Too Sweet the Rind because vampires always make me think of Swinburne’s “Dolores.”

Pluto in the Houses

Pluto in the 1st House: You radiate intensity, and others’ first impressions of you tend to be strong, one way or the other. You might often intimidate others with your manner. You can be very protective of your privacy, yet you generate much intrigue and interest with your strong presence. You might struggle with fears of being overpowered, rejected, or minimized, yet few are able to guess that you could be anything less than confident. Your first instinct in new situations is gutsy and determined, defensive and intense. You rarely accept the obvious or the surface of matters – instead you look through situations in order to read any information on hidden levels. Strive to avoid getting your back up or viewing life as a battleground.

Pluto in the 2nd House: When it comes to building your resources, your instincts are powerful. You might find it hard to let go of things, attaching much sentimental value to your possessions or holding on to them because you fear poverty or because you fear a feeling of helplessness and wanting. You might feel a powerful need for control over your money and possessions. You could be driven to make money. Others taking something from you without asking, even right in front of you, could be especially irritating to you. It’s not about being stingy–you simply have a strong sense of ownership and prefer that you are asked. You may experience some form of loss in your life in order to learn lessons of change, and that strength, worth, value, and wealth come from within. You are excellent at strategy and planning when it comes to finances, and you are able to spot a good deal or objects of value instinctively. Your advice on these matters can be invaluable to others.

Pluto in the 3rd House: You rarely accept what you hear or what you read as truths. Your mind is very analytical and you instinctively search for hidden meanings. You can be exceptionally persuasive in the way you express yourself, whether through the spoken or written word, simply because you communicate with authority, conviction, strength, and decisiveness. You tend to learn through observation rather than by asking questions. In fact, you may be somewhat resistant to learning directly from others, preferring to be self-taught. You might fear the loss of self through self-expression, and thus you might choose your words carefully as to avoid letting others know too much about you.

Pluto in the 4th House: Early experiences may have led you to feel self-protective or to be secretive about yourself. A parent might have been secretive or ashamed, for example, and this pattern is deeply ingrained in your psyche. You might feel a sense of guilt for where you came from, even if most of you feels proud of your roots. A parent might have encouraged you to look beyond the surface of matters, and might have encouraged in you a love for psychology. A parent might have been very protective of you and attempted to shield you from negative experiences, and you subsequently grew to fear change. Or, your early experiences might have included a shocking, intense, or scary event that lives within you. Alternatively, you might have absorbed the strong fears or obsessions of a parent.

Pluto in the 5th House: You possess powerful creative impulses, and you might invest much energy and passion into the creative arts, romance, or child-rearing. You take much pride in, and invest much of your ego into, whatever it is you produce. Romance for you needs to be intense, passionate, and deeply intimate–nothing superficial or light attracts. You have an “all or nothing” attitude in love. If you are not “owning” this attitude, then you may be meeting Pluto energies through your lovers, and thus attracting intense, controlling, or passionate romantic partners. A deep-seated fear of loss or betrayal can be behind any jealous, obsessive, or controlling behavior in fifth house areas, including romantic involvements, child-rearing, and creative endeavors. Your attitude towards play, entertainment, and recreation is also intense–rarely lighthearted. While you may yearn to throw your soul into your creative endeavors, fear might prevent you from doing so completely.

Pluto in the 6th House: You are a hard worker and can be quite protective or private when it comes to your work output. You are excellent at analysis, but you can also easily become obsessed with finding an answer to problems, perhaps even finding problems that others overlook. You “come alive” when presented with a problem that requires research and analysis. Work can become an obsession for you, and you are able to work almost tirelessly. You might be private or insular when it comes to your work, and you might also feel overly attached to what you do even to the point of paranoia. Fear of criticism might run high when it comes to your work output. Directing your own work or working for yourself may be the best route for you to take, as you can easily resent others controlling your schedule and the work that you do. You are likely very interested in areas of health and self-improvement, as well as explorations of the mind-body connection, and you instinctively seek alternative therapies for healing. Some of you are excellent researchers in these areas.

Pluto in the 7th House: Power struggles in close personal relationships are themes. This can play out in a variety of ways. You might simultaneously fear and desire complete absorption in a close one-to-one relationship. You might find yourself both drawn to and resistant of close partnerships, fearing loss of control over your own life. You might be drawn to people who are intense, jealous, possessive, or obsessive, or possibly who you feel are powerful. On the other hand, your own resistance can bring out control issues in a partner, who fears the loss of you or your betrayal. In fact, you might bring out the “worst” in others by your relationship behavior – you tend to be the catalyst for others to discover their more primal instincts and fears. Never underestimate your role in this interplay, and don’t make the mistake of thinking that you are simply a victim. You also discover your own power through your relationships, and this may or may not be comfortable. How you deal with it determines outcomes. You might feel trapped in a difficult relationship, or have a hard time finding the deep connection that you crave. Obsession in your interactions with partners can be a big theme in your life. Watch that you don’t project your own urge for control onto your partner. Strive to come to terms with your own intense and deep-seated fear of losing someone you love and fear of betrayal, or you will meet these energies repeatedly in your closest relationships.

Pluto in the 8th House: You have a natural attraction to all that is hidden, taboo, or “dark”. This fascination can lead you to experience more unusual events than others. A natural psychologist, you are expert at cutting through appearances and getting to the heart of matters. You are endlessly interested in motivations and sources. You may be especially interested in hypnosis, healing therapies, occult sciences, as well as great mysteries and the darker side of life. Sexual relationships are very intense and perhaps complicated. You are both fascinated with and fearful of deep intimacy, and crave unusually deep, passionate, and intense experiences with others. This fascination can bring you intense experiences with others, and attraction to nontraditional sexual experiences, particularly those that involve domination and submission, control, and possession. If you are attracting controlling people into your experience and are uncomfortable with it, strive to examine and understand your own deep-seated fears regarding power and sharing issues. Some of you might engage in power struggles with money, particularly with a partner. Themes of control are quite possible with Pluto in the eighth house. You would likely be quite talented in the healing professions, especially helping others deal with crises and trauma.

Pluto in the 9th House: You are extremely attached to your opinions and belief system. Due to this attachment, debates might easily turn into arguments if you are not careful. At your best, you are persuasive and intelligent with a probing and incisive mind. Your opinions are strong and well-researched. You are able to back up your arguments, and enjoy doing so! At your worst, you can be obsessed with “converting” others to your beliefs. You are suspicious of new ideas until you’ve given them deeper thought. You may have a disdain for blind followers of belief systems and for hypocrisy. You may be considered “deep” or “profound” and you are likely to come up with some unusual and unique ideas that impress others. Your sense of adventure runs deep and can lead you to unusual experiences. You are likely to make an involved, captivating, and inspiring teacher, speaker, or lecturer. While you may not share your ideas frivolously, when you do express yourself, you do so creatively and persuasively. Some of your most intense and life-changing experiences may come through travel or in connection with other cultures.

Pluto in the 10th House: There is something very unique about you that makes you stand out from the crowd. Your ambition may be well-developed, or you pursue your goals with great focus and determination. You might have a strong interest in research, making improvements, understanding how things work, and transformation, and these are qualities that you use most notably in your career or in your dealings with the public. Some of you could have a parent who is/was quite driven, or work(ed) in healing or research professions. Your personal presence is strong, and you may find that you might inspire love-hate reactions as a result, particularly in your professional experiences. Nevertheless, you can be very persuasive when you choose to be. You have an especially strong sense of commitment and responsibility, but you are unafraid of going against the grain or bucking traditions if you feel they are outdated. Sometimes with this position, there are deep issues that need to be confronted revolving around the relationship with the father. Many of you are perfectionists and especially detail-oriented, particularly on a professional level. You tend to naturally take the lead, and you don’t always enjoy being in the position of subordinate.

Pluto in the 11th House: You may meet many of your power issues within the social sphere, particularly around special interest groups or when dealing with political processes. You’re not the women who enjoys sitting on the sidelines if you’re part of a group, especially if something could be done more effectively. If you have not developed a strong sense of your own ideals and beliefs you can fall under the influence of others who would usurp your power in order to boost their own. But once you’ve awakened to your own ideals, drives and directives, you can be a highly influential leader and instigator of social change. The extent of your efforts depends upon you and the choices you make for yourself.

Pluto in the 12th House: You have a deep interest in secrets, the underworld or unconscious, and anything hidden and mysterious. Psychoanalysis, investigating your dreams, and other methods of uncovering secrets are very interesting to you. You may be exceptionally perceptive intuitively or psychically. Your emotions and subconscious energies are complex, and periodic transformations and personal crises are sprinkled liberally throughout your lifetime. You may be tempted to repress your emotions, particularly those which have to do with those deep needs which spring from the shadowy side of yourself. You may even have problems with depression or addictive behaviors which create a kind of emotional trap until you learn to delve into the depths of your being and clean out the ghosts and dragons from your past which still haunt your dreams. Old resentments can also act like a potion which poisons your imagination and undermines your ability to trust your inner self. Once you’ve conquered your own demons, you may feel driven to help others confront their own, and can become an extremely effective healer.

anonymous asked:

What's your interpretation of the line 'All we are is skin and bone just trained to get along'? I never really got it, so perhaps you can help...

My personal interpretation is that we are slaves to our desires, and all we can sometimes do is try to go with it as best as we can — even if it’s against our natural instincts. 

When I think of the word “trained” it implies obedience or practice in order to sustain certain habits. And any time the phrase “get along” is used it’s kind of acquiescence? Like you could say “yes, we get along together just fine” but that doesn’t mean you like the person you can just barely more than stand being around them. 

So all we are as humans is just physical biology and mental intuition … Trained by nature/force to get along and combat one another as minimally as possible. But it can be a struggle sometimes to find the balance. 

The entire song “Treacherous” is about walking on an icy slope. And you’re doing it, but you could fall at any moment. You could give in at any time. The desire, the temptation to fuck up or lose control is there. And it isn’t the feeling of falling into the depths that’s so tantalizing — it’s the option of it. The possibility of it. The chance of it. It’s what causes your heart to race and your breath to hitch. Contrast. Tension. Friction. 

when you say "im so ocd!"

-ocd ruins lives
-ocd is debilitating
-ocd is constantly trivialized but when actual sufferers talk about actual symptoms they are demonized

-literally “im so obsessive compulsive disorder”
-i have little to no understanding of ocd and/or i don’t respect people with ocd
-i would rather minimize and trivialize the struggles of those with ocd than stop saying one single phrase

-i worry about so much
-i am very organized
-i am stressed
-literally none of the things i say im “ocd about” are actually summing up the experience of having ocd

Altean Headcannon Drabbles (Ancient Pidge)

So this is Altean Pidge AU drabbles for the Altean Pidge AU by @jakehercydraws

The Holts’ actually being a very important family on Altea. Like, They aren’t royal, but they are important royal scientists.

Alteans can shape shift their bodies to appear different ages (head cannon), So Pidge could’ve grown up on Altea and fully grown and maybe a Royal scientist alongside their Father and Mother. Matt was an ambassador and scientist.

Pidge actually being older than Allura.

Pidge’s family having to move and change names every few generations to hide the fact they never really age or die.

The Holts’ most common age grouping have Katie being physically 12-18 in human years and Matt being older by 4-7 years in each new family generation.

Pidge was Katie’s real Altean name. 

Matt is very surprised to hear people saying it again.

Altean markings are influenced by genetics, gender, nationality and to some degree shape shifting. Matt’s are a bluey sea-foam green, while Pidge’s are more lime. Mama Holt’s are a deep forest green and Sam’s are a light aqua blue.

The Castle of Lions recognized Pidge and that’s why they let them in.

Pidge wearing their old outfits still lying in one of the castle ‘guestrooms’ given to the Advisors, Scientists and Ambassadors.

Pidge being badgered into attending training by Keith or Lance and they see she can bench press twice their weight with minimal struggle.

Pidge accidentally freaking out in an ancient earth language after a nightmare.

Pidge randomly remarking remembering seeing Historical earth events.

Pidge pretending to be 1600 years old but is actually 160,00 years old.


Whisper in the Night (Mortal Kombat)

Still writting sappy SubScorp. Still without spellcheck.

Title: Whisper in the Night
Fandom: Mortal Kombat
Rating: G
Word Count: 469
Characters: Hanzo Hasashi, Kuai Liang
Summary: It’s well into the midnight hours and Hanzo has a confession to make.

It’s creeping up on early morning by the time Hanzo makes his way into the room, quitely and with permission from the Lin Kuei guards at the gate (not that they were capable of stopping him but it allowed them to get word to their higher ups that the Shirai Ryu grandmaster was there so they wouldn’t get a shock). Ambient light from outside spills into the room, a sliver of it cast over the bed and framing Kuai Liang, bare chested and half tangled in the sheets. Hanzo undresses and carefully straightens the bedding as best he can, coaxing a corner out from under a leg, gently prying open a fist, hands lingering as he lays the sheet across broad shoulders.

Hanzo slips in bed next to the younger man, propped on an elbow to study him, the scar on his face, the disheveled mess of his hair, the way his cheek presses on the pillow. Hanzo shimmies a little closer, brushing his lips on Kuai Liang’s shoulder. The contact makes Kuai Liang turn over, eyelashes fluttering slightly as he mumbles out Hanzo’s name and something that might have been a greeting as he seeks the older man out, nuzzling against his chest. It’s such a sweet moment, so purely Kuai Liang that Hanzo can’t help the emotion that feels like it’s going to burst his heart. He’d been psyching himself up for this confession for weeks, telling himself that Kuai Liang deserves to hear it and that his family would have been happy for him and for a moment upon entering the Lin Kuei temple, Hanzo had lost his resolve for it. But there, now, with the weight of Kuai Liang’s head on his shoulder, breath against his collarbone, fingers twitching low on Hanzo’s belly, it seems like the easiest thing in the world to say it, breathing in the subtle scent of his mussed up hair, “I love you.”

Kuai Liang’s head lifts up suddenly, face scrunched like he’s squinting though his eyes are still closed. “Did you just say you love me?” His words run together, barely intelligible.

“I thought you were asleep.”

“Did you?”


A smile crosses Kuai Liang’s lips, lethargy making it slow and sweet. He rests his head back on Hanzo’s chest, hand coming up to run through the dark hair there. “Making sure I didn’t dream it.” When he exhales it’s a little chilly but Hanzo’s heart is thudding hard enough to negate the temperature difference. “Shouldn’t say it when I’m asleep,” Kuai Liang’s words slur even more, “can’t say I love you back.”

Hanzo can feel him fall back asleep and he turns his head so he can hide his smile against Kuai Liang’s hair. He holds him close all night.


Summary:  Between the history they have, still adjusting to one arm, and not knowing how to do in bed, Sasuke struggles with His and Sakura’s first time. 


Post-Canon (around 699 time) 

Rated M for sexy stuff

We’d had kissed a few times, since I’d returned. But it didn’t seem to fill how much I wanted. I wanted her around me all the time, I want her to be close. I hope she does too.

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Real Robot Appreciation Post #1 -
M9 Gernsback (Full Metal Panic/The Second Raid)

The M9 quickly became one of my favorite mechs almost as soon as I started watching FMP back in ‘02, ‘03.

To this day I love how it’s essentially a combination SOF soldier/ stealth fighter.
Its role is also accurate to an SOF operator, as it is usually tasked for high-intensity low-visibility ops with minimal time on target, and struggles in conventional fights with combined-arms enemy forces.

And though I also appreciate the Kalashnikov-esque rugged look of the Rk-92 Savage, to me the M9 echoes the clean Western engineering, modularity and modernity of the M4/M16 family of assault rifles.

A special-operations capable mecha, with a full complement of scaled-up Barretts, AKs, FALs, and pumpguns, utilized in the show in what I feel to be an accurate portrayal of small-unit mecha tactics and combat- it’s really hard to beat the M9 as one of the shining examples of military sci-fi technology in contemporary anime.