it wasn't a bad training really

anonymous asked:

Katie's really bad at keeping secrets and lying so one night at like 3am she wakes up Travis: "Hey, Travis, Trav wake up" "huh?" "Remember like 5 summers ago when you caught me watching you train and I said I wasn't checking you out?" "Sure" "no, do you remember?" "Yes I remember, you said you were watching your brothers fight" "I lied, I was checking you out" "I know, you were standing there for almost 10 minutes, why do you think I took my shirt off? Now go to sleep"

Thats very cute

anonymous asked:

Actually on the thing about Aang 'being a bad father' Bryke has said he wasn't. They said in an interview or something that he was just very busy and to make time for airbending training he would take Tenzin with him at the same time. The idea of him being a bad father was the other two exaggerating his time less spent with them because of those things. They said he tried to be the best father he could and loved all his children but repairing a broken world and destroyed nation is hard work.

Bryke really love to tell us what things mean while showing us something else, don’t they?

Rant time!  Thanks for giving me the opportunity, anon.

Okay, first off, Aang.  You guys remember Aang, the sweetest, most well-intentioned, fun-loving, adorable, moral, peaceful child that ever lived.

I can’t think of a single time he ever hurt anyone’s feelings on purpose.

I also can’t think of a single time he hurt anyone’s feelings at all—other than out of character moments like him hiding the letter from Hakoda to his kids, or accidental moments like when he burned Katara with his firebending.
I’m sure they exist, but it is very significant that I can’t really think of a time that he truly hurt someone emotionally.

He’s very careful to speak kindly and gently, even when, for instance, Toph is mistreating and beating up his staff, a handcrafted airbending relic by the monks that must have been his most prized possession.
He’s careful to include people and be kind to them—he tries to befriend Zuko back when Zuko is still trying to capture him (The Blue Spirit), and after he realizes Zuko has changed, he’s quick to make a friend of him and help him join Team Avatar (The Firebending Masters & so on).

All this to say that Aang is one of the most kind souls ever.

If he is kind enough to rescue essentially his archenemy from his other enemies (Zuko in The Blue Spirit) and try to befriend him, he is kind enough to love all of his children.

“oh but he loved all his kids he just had stuff to do with Tenzin”

That’s ridiculous.

If he could bring Tenzin “to Kyoshi Island to ride the elephant koi“ and build ”amazing sand palaces“ on Ember Island [x], then he would have brought his other kids too (he would have brought the whole family).  Tenzin was the freaking youngest; there is no reason that the older kids couldn’t have come too since they could have easily occupied themselves when Aang and Tenzin were doing airbending or whatever.

Furthermore, Aang’s culture was so important to him that I’m sure he would have taught all his children about it.  If Bumi and Kya didn’t care to learn all about it, then I guess he wouldn’t have forced them to learn, but I have a strong feeling that they would see how important this was to their dad and they would listen.
Aang took freaking nonbending strangers with him everywhere (The Rift) to become air acolytes and learn about his culture; I’m sure he would have done the same with his children—provided they wanted to.  And from Bumi and Kya’s resentment, they obviously wanted to.

That brings us to another thing: in the episode we find out ”Aang was kind of a sucky dad" (Civil Wars Part 1), Tenzin is 52 freaking years old.  According to the family picture, Bumi looks at least seven/eight years older than him, and Kya maybe two years older.  That means Bumi and Kya are ~60 and 54, respectively.

THEY ARE FREAKING 54 AND 60 YEARS OLD.

IT HAS BEEN ALMOST TWENTY YEARS SINCE THEIR DAD DIED.

IT HAS BEEN FORTY YEARS SINCE ANYWHERE NEAR THEIR CHILDHOOD.

AND THEY ARE STILL PISSED AND UPSET AND HOLDING RESENTMENT ABOUT HOW AANG TREATED TENZIN DIFFERENTLY.

THAT IS NOT NORMAL.

THAT DOES NOT MAKE AANG A NORMALLY FLAWED PARENT.

THOSE ARE SOME DEEP EMOTIONAL WOUNDS IF THEY LASTED THAT FREAKING LONG.

If Bryke wanted to reveal stuff like “Aang was as good a dad as he could be, but sometimes he paid a little more attention to Tenzin” (which I think would still be a bit out of character, but maybe not if they explained it properly) then they should’ve shown it in a flashback or something, not made characters during The Legend of Korra still upset about it fifty years later.

Finally, not only does this throw Aang’s character out the window, it also destroys Katara’s.

Katara.  The girl who directly challenged the sexist Northern Water Tribe master and called him a “sour old man” to his face.  The girl who told Toph and the others exactly what she thought of their scams, even when they teased her about being a mom for it.  The girl who THREATENED TO KILL ZUKO SHOULD HE MAKE ONE WRONG MOVE WHEN HE JOINED TEAM AVATAR.
Even if Aang DID become a completely different person, there is NO FREAKING WAY she would let this damaging favoritism go on and not give Aang a piece of her mind and straighten him out.

And THAT. is why Aang was a good dad.  Why the narrative says otherwise.  And why I’ll never accept that part of the narrative as canon.

[Not upset at you anon, just to be clear—just upset about the writing!  Feel free to shoot me any more asks for further discussion/explanation if you like!]

My Gruvia theories: grays feelings progress
  • So when Gray was first getting to know her: he was impressed with her powers. He felt like he was the one in fairytail to know her first so he wanted to give her a kind welcome. He thought they'd become good "friend's"
  • When she showed her affections he just thought she was crazy. He didn't think those feelings were serious at first. Which they weren't so much.
  • Once they got to the island for the sclass exam: He gained high hopes for her. He wanted her to do well. She was the only one who he really cared about succeeding. He just wanted to beat everyone else. Once he learned there were enemies on the island, he became instantly concerned for her. He worried for her. He was very uncomfortable with her not being around. When he saved her life he planned to not tell her or anyone else. Very modest of him.
  • When Lyon stepped in: By then he had become colder towards Juvia...Why?? Let me tell you why. He wanted to protect his heart. He had put a huge guard up because he thought this was protecting her. He thought that if he distances himself, it'll be easier to not be tempted by her. But then Lyon stepping in made Gray angry. Gray believed that Juvia was capable of falling for Lyon. It wasn't because lyon was "taking his guild mate," because...let's face it. if lyon was walking off with cana, Gray wouldn't have given a damn.
  • The grand magic games: Gray had built a strong connection with Juvia in his heart but he didn't want to reveal it. When Juvia performed her spell for him and he flinched, it was because he's not the type to let his love be known in public. Also it actually could of subconsciously been because Gray took the precaution of protecting Juvia really seriously. I believe that Gray believes that if he reveals his feelings for Juvia or if their bond becomes known to the enemies (demons etc)that killed his family, then Juvia would be next in line. So juvia declaring her love for him could have put her life in danger. Gray could have subconsciously been thinking that.
  • Their unison raid: He knew that they had a deep connection and that their love itself could make them win. Thats why Hiro called it "sychonised love attack" All of this about their "teamwork" which was initiated by Gray who used other words disquise his love. That's why Chelia called them "beautiful" (romantic) It was actually a very bold sign that they'd turn canon.
  • Fastforward:
  • when erza confronted Gray about Juvia, it means that she doesn't believe Juvias love is one sided. How can she tell? Because Gray is really on guard around Juvia.
  • Their popular moments:
  • Dying for her: well protecting her was one of his main priorities so it's no surprise at all.
  • When Juvia confronted Gray about his father's death: the reason why he embraced Juvia in such a tender way was because he was so sorry for her pain and his father's death. But it wasn't just that. His guard fell down completely and at that moment, he wished that he had never been dishonest with Juvia. For example, imagine you had a friend who deeply cared for and loved you but you just ignored him/her even though you cared for and loved him/her too. Then you find out later that he/she did something incredible for you, then you break down into tears and you realise how bad you had been to him. I believe that's why he was saying sorry over and over again. Also he had just lost his father. To lose the love of his life right after that would've made him that much more lonely. That moment would've stayed with him forever. Linking Juvias importance to the importance of his father.
  • Fastforward to time skip:
  • when they lived together Gray would've been happy. However, as a guy who has hormones it seems a little fishy he didn't get at least tempted to sleep with her...right?? Well, Gray knew that falling asleep together, obviously that would've meant they were now in a relationship. But he doesn't want her life to be in danger. The demon that killed his family? I bet he believed that a demon would go after her if they were together. He really did. He wanted to Protect her. Just like hiro's quote for gray said..."to protect those you find important. You need a will of ice."
  • I don't believe he had really thought a relationship with Juvia could really happen for them, until they lived together. Gray just would've believed that because of his tragedies, he can't have love.
  • Living with Juvia, I think Gray realised then that he wanted it to be like that in the future. And he developed more hope for love and believed that it could happen, but first. ..he'd have to defeat END. So he took off for six months (though he though itd be quicker) because he had to train his power so that he could be strong enough to defeat END and then he'd finally be able to have a future. Which would be his future with Juvia.
  • When Natsu called Gray a jerk for abandoning Juvia for six months:
  • the reason why Gray would've stayed silent, is because he believed natsu was right. Gray must've felt really bad being away from Juvia all that time.
  • When he saw Juvia again after six months: I think he was amazed at how she wasn't upset with him. He got shivers when he heard her voice, so I think he was expecting some drama, but instead she smiled lovingly at him, threw her arms around him, and cheered about how much she missed him. Then he felt like the love he was receiving was undeserved. So he felt deeply bad and said sorry then him and Juvia fought the enemy.
  • After the time skip: If you notice closely Gray and Juvia are almost constantly together after that. I think Juvia was also a major force of determination for Gray to defeat END. So that she could be safe. Her being with him all the time was a motivation.
  • I'll give you my answer after the war" balcony scene:
  • I believe Gray had already decided his answer during the one year skip.
  • When he said "you're always by my side" he didn't just mean literally...he also meant "loyalty" She always has faith in him and never takes him for Granted. Her "always being by his side" also meant her always loving him. If he didn't love her back then he WOULDN'T have been grateful. He would've felt sorry for her instead and pity.
  • He said "for now, let me focus" because he wants to defeat END without a thought of distraction.
  • The latest chapters 499-504:
  • just before Juvia "died" Gray told her he could never hurt a "friend" and then quickly said "no! I could never hurt you!" Because she's not his friend. She's his future. He told her he just wanted to protect her and she understood what he meant. Then they both "died" but he woke up, she gave her speech, and then he burst out crying so fast it wasn't funny. This would've been such hell for him. She was one of his main motivations. She loved him unconditionally. He DID love her. He'd decided she was his future. He'd waited and not even got the chance to tell her how he felt before she died. He didn't even get to kiss her. (This is why I think the kiss really happened)
  • Then he kicked invels ass and screamed that he taking away Juvias future was unforgivable. Now let's stop for a moment. Gray Full buster is actually a very forgiving person. He can forgive very quickly. The fact that it's unforgivable proved just how he loved Juvia and how much he thought of her future. He wasn't just meaning "you took away her future" he was also meaning "you took away our future. We were both going to be happy and together!"
  • Then when Gray tries to kick Natsus ass...well let's just say he's so full of hatred for everything at this point, he really just don't give a f*ck about anything. He's just letting the darkness take over him and kill him. After all, defeating END was more essential to him than anything (except Juvia) so yeah ..that's just some of my clever input. Haha.
  • And btw:
  • I have never been wrong with any romance in anime, or with understanding characters. I just happen to always get it right! Haha. Especially shounen. Thanks and please like if you agree with my theories : )
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By the 6th day he memorized each face, each agent wearing his own trademark expression. Sympathy, indifference, contempt. One of them, a tall lanky thing, almost Merlin’s height, once gave him what was probably intended as a smile, but looked more like a mocking smirk.

They were introduced later by Arthur, as the occasion presented itself. Lancelot with his sweet charm, silent intellectual Percival, vulpine Kay. 

And Galahad, of course, the crown jewel, the smug shit. (x)

Mail Ordered Spouse AU Starters
  • So, you're the one from the catalog?
  • I thought you'd be taller.
  • What would make you want to buy me a ticket to come out here for?
  • I needed the money to take care of my family.
  • I'm your wife.
  • I'm your husband.
  • When should we get married?
  • I want you to meet the people around here.
  • I've been really excited for you to finally arrive.
  • My friends are looking forward to meeting you.
  • I'm nervous being in this new place.
  • I'm not going to be nervous on our wedding night.
  • I like you.
  • I hate you.
  • I don't want to be here anymore.
  • I changed my mind.
  • Can you change your mind?
  • You're handsome.
  • You're really pretty.
  • I want to meet everyone that's important to you.
  • I miss my home.
  • The train ride here wasn't so bad. There was pretty scenery.
  • The boat ride here seemed never ending. I'm glad to finally be here.
  • I feel like I made the right choice with you.
  • Do you want children?
  • I'm ___, your mail ordered bride/husband

anonymous asked:

I still remember when I worked at a small tax firm as a tax intern for about 2 months and my boss fired me because "I wasn't getting the hang of things" and "maybe [my boss] didn't train me correctly". It was one of the best jobs I've ever had and I thought I was doing really well because no one said anything bad about my work, but I suddenly got fired. Since then I had trouble finding jobs in the same field and I feel like such a failure