kissing it, booping it, caressing it, gently flicking it… nuzzling it with the tip of their own nose right before leaning in for a kiss… playfully tracing the curve of one nostril with a blade of grass…
Haven’t written much Phandom stuff lately, so I thought I’d try something for this year’s Ectober. This one’s for October 26th: TEETH
It was probably a bad sign how long it took for Tucker to figure out which of the tech in his bag was beeping. Had to crouch over it on the sidewalk sifting through a tablet, an old phone, his backup battery charger, two different generations of game boys, his backup-backup charger; Sam always warned him he was slowly sliding down a slippery silicon slope into pseudo-hoarding.
He found the culprit near the bottom of the bag: a Fenton ecto-scope tangled up in some old cables for a model of PDA he…didn’t actually own anymore. Sam must never know.
It was a cobbled-together monster made from grave-robbing radio-shacks and amateur soldering kits. Taking it out of the bag only made it vibrate and beep more urgently. The scope took some finagling with a few stuck knobs and dials before the static on screen resolved into something informative: the pixelated silhouettes of trees and a cold-spot slithering past them in toxic, neon green.
Tucker lowered the scope and squinted down the block. The park was that way. Damn. Rustling through his pockets, he pulled out his main phone and pinged Danny on the secure messenger app they’d set up for Phantom stuff- because it wasn’t paranoia when the government really was hunting you down.
GROUPCHAT: WHO YA GONNA CALL? (THE D)
You: Code Green in the park You: class idk whatever the hell AW SHIT THAT’S BIG is Danny: ok I can be there in 8 Danny: keep your head down till I get there
Tucker typed back ‘You know me,’ and added a scardey-faced emoticon.
Danny: :/ You: I choose to interpret that as loving concern for my safety You: don’t text and fly have you learned nothing from the billboard incident You: such a bad role model You:
Thing of the kids You: *think You: Plz hurry
Tucker pocketed his phone before Danny remember the talk-to-text feature. Or if Sam logged on. Like he needed their reminders not to try stuff solo. He was fully capable on standing on a streetcorner like a good sidekick and wait for the big kids to come and-
A scream cut through the night, echoes elongating on concrete and broken asphalt.
From the park.
When the monster-ghost was.
Tucker groaned. “Aw hell,” and ran down the street towards it.
imagine cuddling with jeongguk, him on his side, one of his arms resting over your stomach, legs tangled together and while he’s trying to fall asleep you’re gently running your hand over his face, basking in the glow of his features and when you get to his nose he feels a little tickle and does the nose scrunch™
@ people who wear glasses all the time…does your nose ever just get tired? like, it’s tired of having the glasses on it. u wanna take them off like u take off a bra at the end of a day but u can’t bc then u will be blind
I absolutely love the art style post. I never drew this way, but I always feel like I SHOULD cause it seems to be so successful. It's good to know it's not that way, and I'm not wrong for being myself! I'm sad I even need someone to remind me that.
that’s good to hear, anon :> i know that particular style works for some people, but for many others it’s difficult not to follow how certain popular people draw, just because it’s trendy. just do what feels right to you
Natural ultramarine, a pigment made from the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli, is notorious for being extraordinarily expensive. However, advances in chemistry allowed the pigment to be analyzed in the early 19th century, and observations were made of similar blue deposits forming in kilns. This led to the offering of a prize in 1824 for the artificial production of the color, which was successfully done a few years later. This new version of the color was a fraction of the price of natural ultramarine, and quickly surpassed the older pigment.
You know what I really love about Aaron and Robert as a couple…?
They’ve both done some pretty awful things to each other and to other people and yet neither is a bad person. They’re products of their upbringing and past experiences and those things have brought out the worst in them, have forced them into some dark places and to grow up to be pretty damaged…
But inherently they are good people with good hearts that have never really been loved or been able to love fully before. Aaron is a bit further ahead of Robert as he has slowly accepted love and learned, in his own way, to love and care for Chas and Paddy etc but Rob hasn’t really had a lot, if any, proper honest affection and love in his life where he can be himself and relax and be accepted genuinely by another human being.
He’s fought against people and kept them at a distance for a reason, because he hasn’t a clue how to be cared for genuinely with no conditions and because he has spent all of his life believing he’s not good enough. His family didn’t want him in the end, he entered a marriage for money and to make a point, he’s had strings of unsuccessful empty relationships and had made his life all about power and money.
Then there’s Aaron who just likes a simple life. He isn’t flash or impressed but all of that superficial BS. He is honest and rough around the edges and has his own issues that have made him violent and where he has physically hurt a lot of the people around him to keep them away because he never ever understood how to let people care for him. He has such a kind heart and such genuine sweetness that to see him battling with himself has always made viewers want to hug him and stop him from doing anything else stupid. That said, he has a reckless streak that I don’t think he’ll ever get rid of and it was always going to take a pretty unique character to fall in love with him PROPERLY, warts and all.
Danny was right, they are disasters. Individually, they are a mess but together, somehow they work. Monday’s episode showed that perfectly.
Robert has learned how to be a normal human being and is slowly understanding how to be himself without anyone to impress or prove himself to. I loved the comment Rebecca made about the country pub because Rob genuinely looked so at ease, so relaxed and when he said it had its appeal, I just thought about all the times he’s turned his nose up at the village life and his brother’s simple tastes and now he’s happy settled in a village pub living with his boyfriend’s bratty little sister and mum who hates him working in a little portacabin in a scrap yard and he’s HAPPY and feels lucky. That means so much. He’s softer and gentler and more honest and YES he’s still got an acid tongue and a manipulative side of him that he’ll use when required but that’s always going to be a part of him, just like Aaron’s recklessness and the best bit?
They both recognise that in each other and Monday showed it. Aaron kidnaps a teenager and yes, Robert nags him for the fact he got it in the neck for doing it with Ryan but there was no major issue there, he was just like “ok, what do WE do now?”. Then you have Aaron joking about Robert being the expert at kidnapping and also ragging him about his past exploits with the White sisters…
They accept the bad in each other and somehow that makes them this weird, loveable duo who will honest to god support each other through anything - good, bad and ugly.
There have been lots of missing conversations we could have had and should have had and a few more actions on Rob’s part (like getting some professional help, boy) but somehow Monday’s episode caught us up without it being obvious. It was a very clever episode and although they’re the most unconventional couple, they’re so damn entertaining and so unique together that I just can’t help but adore them.