• Lena asking Kara if she can ask her good friend Supergirl to come over to her office to teach her kryptonese.
• Kara why-am-I-jealous-of-myself Danvers agrees.
• Lena trying her best to inconspicuously ask phrases like “will you have dinner with me?” “Will you go out on a date with me?” “Does pasta sound nice?” “You look beautiful” “they should name the stars after you” and other romantic fluff and obviously failing
• Kara getting nervous that Lena might be flirting with Supergirl and wanting to go on a date with her, confirming her horror that Lena might be more attracted to what she can do rather than who she is
• Lena going to Kara’s apartment that night and stuttering while she tries her best to say those phrases right with flowers in her hand
• Kara just MELTING, not even caring about the paper work that comes with Lena knowing
Request: Can I get a Sub Jungkook smut where their on the couch and he cums in his pants while the reader is grinding on him on his lap and dirty talks to him in his ear??? Thanks☺️☺️☺️
Word Count: 6.9k words (heh heh)
Let me ruin you goddammit
one thing straight. You never claimed to be a good person, never did charity
work, never been the perfect daughter for your parents. And you sure as hell wasn’t someone’s little
You did what
you want, who you wanted and slipped out of their sheets before they murmur
good morning in your ear. You were a ‘no strings attached’ girl, making sure
that you would never become someone’s puppet. Of course, you weren’t immune to
the disease called ‘love’, your innocent high school days plagued with your
naive mindset of finding the ‘one’. It still haunts you, one of the reasons
your night doesn’t end with a shot of whisky and half a pack of beer. The only
person who was willing to put up with you was your best friend, Jungkook.
Hi! I was wondering if you could make a top 5 post about your favourite haikyuu openings? I don't think I have seen you make one yet. It'd be interesting to hear your opinion about them! My own absolute favourite is Fly High. Thank you if you make the post<3
Hello my petal, I’ve made a similar top 5 that included both opening and endings, but never one dedicated just to the openings, so here we go! (we’re so lucky we actually have 5 opening songs!)
1. I’m A Believer (S2 OP 1). The first half of Haikyuu season 2 is overall my favorite sets of episodes, and hosts my absolute favorite arc: the summer training camp. And I love the OP just as much, it makes me so happy and pumped! Bonus: at 0:43 when the camera turns and you see the match in Yaku’s POV….hoestly, a cinematographic masterpiece. the fact that it’s the only op that features bokuaka has nothing to do with its first place on the rank
2. Imagination (S1 OP 1). You know what they say, first love - you never get over it. And I’ll never be over my very fist opening, looking at it again now brings back so many heartwarming memories. Even if I’ve never learned the lyrics, I always find myself singing along with incoherent words (like “Itsudatte daredatte soko ni tachitakutte / Machigatte iradatte mogaki tsudzukete!” is my fave part but HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO SAY THIS??? but who cares, let’s just sing!) Plus the level of kageina mirroring here is over the roof and this makes me so alive.
3. Hikari Are - Let There Be Light (S3 OP). I’m so emotionally attached to this one, because it’s the first series I’ve got to experience as an active blogger in the fandom. It’s not just about how epic the song and the animation is, it’s about all the memories that I shared with you all, all the excitement, all the screaming, all the crying. If I was to judge on the song alone, this one is hands down the best. “Let there be light” is such a strong message and the lyrics are incredible…I’m…really emotional I’m sorry
4. Flight High (S2 OP 2). TOBE FLY HIGH HIGH HIGH!!!! Oh come on, this is another one that’s impossible not to sing along! Also, the first 10 seconds with that slow motion of Hinata worked SO WELL with the music and the lyrics…it gives me chills every time I watch it
5. Ah Yeah! (S1 OP 2) I have to be honest here and say I’ve never particularly liked this one. It’s very cute, with a lot of Kagehina cute moments and one of my favorite shots of Oikawa, but that’s it, it doesn’t make me cry or smile like an idiot like all the others…but I guess this is just natural!
clubs: a cappella, sometimes does stand up comedy at the campus talent night
probably the most likeable person on campus, is literally friends with EVERYONE
like he’s predentistry so you think most of his friends would be in the pre-med field but nope, he’s got friends from the history department to the math department to the french department. if you ever need a favor from someone, ask seokmin because he probably knows them and can help you out
is the pitcher for the baseball team and he’d wanted to be the catcher originally but he heard about a horror story where a catcher didn’t have his mask on and got hit straight in the mouth and as an aspiring dentist seokmin was kinda like Yikes
when he wears the baseball cap his ears stick out really cutely
has won the comedy portion of the campus talent night three months in a row and counting
seokmin’s moto is “a good smile makes everything better.” and jeonghan was like “you should license that and put it on your business card when you become an actual dentist.” and seokmin was like jeonghan my man you are a GENIUS
is the type to make the teeth molds talk in funny voices when the teacher is distracted during lab
so how do you meet giggly dentist-to-be seokmin???
WELL it’s 2 am and you’re in the communal laundromat on campus. usually this place gets locked up at 10pm but coincidentally your roommate works the last shift there and they passed you the keys in secret so you could come down and do your laundry in peace
that and because you fell asleep on your textbook at 7, woke up and it was past midnight, and since you need clean clothes you begged your roommate for the key and to make a long story short you gave up morning shower privilege to get to be able to do your darn laundry this late
so anyway you’re sitting there, reading over some old notes when you hear a knock on the door
and your first instinct is to grab the big bottle of detergent and throw it at whoevers there because knocking outside of a laundromat at 2 am??? has to be a serial killer
but then you’re like let’s be rational, it’s probably just another student
and it is. you open the door to see this boy, completely out of breath holding a bright yellow laundry bag over his shoulder and wearing like flannel pajama bottoms and you’re like
“????are you ok???? you seem……like you ran here??”
and the boys like “yeah i did, im fine!! im glad this place is still open though hoshi told me it’d be closed for sure but i had to run here to check-”
and he finally like stops and catches his breath and looks up and you’re like,,,wow he’s cute but yes anyway,,,,and then he smiles before he continues
and you swear its 2 am its dark out but
sunlight. pure sunlight
but aside from being blessed by some sun rays at this dark hour of the night the boy is like “i ran here to check and thank god it’s open!!! and someone’s here, which is even better!! im seokmin by the way!!”
he sticks his hand out and you shake it and kind of look over your shoulder to your laundry still in the machine and you’re like
“well the other machines are all yours, so-”
but seokmin like drops his bag and fishes out what looks like a ??? doctors coat ??? like a white lab coat and holds it up and is like
“how much detergent should i use just for this, do you know?”
and you’re looking at it and then at him and you’re like
“you……came here at 2 in the morning to wash your lab coat?”
and he’s like
“yeah! i was just about to go to sleep, but i was eating some chicken and the sauce dropped out of my hand and well-”
he like turns the lab coat upside down and right beside the front pocket there’s a bright splotch of orange but honestly it’s only the size of maybe your thumb
and you’re like
“you know, don’t put it in the machine. i have a bleach pen you can just rub it on this small of a stain and it’ll come right off.”
you go over and shuffle around the bag you brought with you and bring over the pen to seokmin who’s looking at you with wide eyes
you flatten the lab coat on one of the folding tables and use the pen to whiten out the stain and after a couple of rubs the stain is completely gone and you hand the coat back to seokmin
who’s expression is just beyond shock and you’re like ???
and seokmin looks down at the coat and he’s like
“are you a miracle worker?” and you laugh like “no, but this bleach pen is. it’s expensive too like seven bucks at CVS.”
seokmin starts like digging around in his pockets and you’re like ?? and he’s like “i think i only brought quarters with me and i don’t think i bought seven dollars worth, but i promise to pay you back just give me a-”
and you put your hands up like !! dude it’s fine, really
and he’s like no no i insist and you’re like “i didn’t use up the whole thing, it’s nothing - really.”
and seokmin smiles again and this time maybe it’s even brighter honestly you can’t tell but he smiles and he’s like “well the least i can do is stay here until your laundry finishes. if you want the company.”
somehow just the little sentiment makes you sheepishly shy, but you like nod because yeah why not, seokmin’s nice and you’ve got another fifteen solid minutes till your laundry’s done so….
(and also seokmin doesn’t explicitly say it but he’s worried about you walking home back to the dorm after you’re done. actually, when he saw you were alone there - he was pretty worried already but like he keeps that to himself although,,,,isn’t he just the softest to worry???? hehe…)
so seokmin sets down his laundry bag and like hops up to sit on the folding table and pulls out his phone and he’s like
“wanna have a sing off??” and you’re like “……..in the campus laundromat……..at 2 am?”
and seokmin grins and shrugs his shoulders like “yeah, why not. i have that group’s new album the one everyone’s crazy about - seventeen?” and you’re like “….why do i feel like there’s a catch?”
seokmin wiggles his eyebrows like “wELL it’s not like im in a capella club or anything and…..it’s not like i have a GREAT singing voice…..”
and you’re like nO WAY A CAPPELLA and he’s like (—–: and you’re like “well now i know i can’t have a sing off with you, ill lose!!!”
seokmin chuckles and he’s like “fair enough - dance battle then?”
you and seokmin don’t really battle but you do spend the rest of the time talking about your favorite music and singers
seokmin hands you his phone so you can look through his library and you guys bond over all the favorite albums you have in common and you even get seokmin to sing a little for you
and honestly fifteen minutes goes by in a flash, actually you and seokmin forget about the laundry until you get a text from your roommate like ‘dude it’s already 4 am - are you ok’ and you’re like wE’VE been TALKING for OVer an HOUR
and seokmin’s like “I HAVE LAB AT SIX HOLY SHIT” and you’re like aweighfw GO What
and seokmin takes his stuff and is like “gonna go take power nap rip!!” and you’re like “im so sorry” and he smiles once again and he’s like
“don’t apologize. this was the best hour of college so far.”
and he waves goodbye, but like stops in his tracks and he’s like “actually, let me walk you to your dorm if that’s ok, it’s just late and ill get worried if i leave you here.”
you’re like oh my god not only is he funny and charming he’s also sweet am i going to crush on the guy i met at 2 am doing laundry
HELL YEAH YOU ARE
but you like scurry to get your laundry into the bag and you come up to seokmin and he takes your bag, throws it over his shoulder as well and is like “do you live on the north or south dorms?”
and it’s so nice of him to take you all the way to your dorm even though his is across campus and he carries your bag the whole way
and when he finally says goodbye he’s like
“i hope ill see you around!” and you’re like “yeah, me too!!”
and you watch as he like turns and starts to make a run for his own dorm and you’re kinda like,,,,,,,,,i really really do hope i see him again,,,,,
anD YOU DO !!! you see seokmin literally 5 seconds later when he runs back and he’s like
“if it’s cool with you, can i get your number?”
and in your head you’re like o H THANK GOD HE ASKED i WAS TOO SHY but on the outside you’re like “oH yeah!!! sure!!!”
and when you type it in seokmin like grins and again you cant stop from just falling for that smile that makes his eyes into pretty half moons and makes all his teeth visible
like you don’t know what it is but you fall for that,,,it must be his charm
and like the next morning you’re on your way to grab some lunch when you see someone running toward you waving their arms and like you can tell by the lab coat flapping in the wind that it’s seokmin
and he’s like “Hey!!! where you headed?” and you’re like “gonna get some food, how was six am lab?” and seokmin laughs and points to the dark circles under his eyes like “can you tell? it was horrible. we were making crowns too and i kept almost falling asleep and stabbing myself in the eye with one of the hooks. the person next to me kept kicking the back of my chair to keep me up.”
you frown and you’re like “tell me you at least ate something before the lab? drank some coffee?” and seokmin rubs the back of his head with his hand and is like “if i tell you i ate a piece of candy before lab started, does that count?”
and you’re like sEOKMIN FIRST of all you’re a dentist you know how bad candy can be sECOND of ALL that isn’t a meal
and without really thinking you take his hand in yours and and he’s like ??? and you’re like “c’mon ill treat you to a sandwich or something.”
and it’s kind of cute you buy the both of you lunch but for some reason as you’re about to eat you own, seokmin keeps leaning over to take your wrist and bite into your lunch instead of the perfectly good sandwich you got him
and you’re like “this is mine!!!” and he’s grinning while chewing like “yeah, but your’s is better!!” and you’re like “heY be thankful the sandwiches here aren’t che-” but seokmin is like reaching out to take a sip of your drink and you’re like SEOKMIN and he’s like “hehe i can’t resist soRRY!!!”
and it’s just a giggly casual lunch and you keep thinking that seokmin really looks good in that white lab coat like he looks like a friendly doctor that you can trust but also ….acuteboywhowouldprobablybeagreatboyfriend. what no you didn’t say anything.
and when he checks the time he’s like “i gotta go!! talent night starts at 9 and i promised hoshi id meet him there!” and you’re like “talent night? we have those?” and seokmin’s jaw drops he’s like “yOU DIDN’t KNOW?? it’s every other friday and you’re talking to the three-month-in-a-row champion of the comedy section.” and you’re like “huh, really? but you’re not that funny?” and seokmin gets this look of straight up HORROR he’s like “SAYS yoU wHOSE BEEN LAUGHing AT my JO-” and you start giggling like im KIDDING ofc you’re funny and seokmin calms down and just pouts like !!!! you can’t say it all serious like that
and you get up and poke his cheek like “THATS what you get for eating most of MY lunch.”
and like seokmin smiles but you guys kind of are looking at each other and standing pretty close and it takes a moment but your face heats up and seokmin looks away and you two just kinda nervously shift further apart
but seokmin’s like “you…..should come and watch. if you’re free tonight, you know, no obligations or anything!!!” and you like bite your lip but ofc you tell him you’ll go because saying no to seokmin is virtually impossible
so before the show you fret about texting seokmin something to encourage him and like you pace back and forth in your dorm until finally you just write “good luck!!” with some emojis and like
throw your phone into your bag because you’re too nervous to see if he’ll reply
and you forget about it because you notice you’re late to get down to the talent show and you like change quickly and grab your bag and basically run out
you arrive out of breath and the place is cramped but in the middle of the huge crowd you can see seokmin, smiling and talking to another boy who you guess is hoshi and when seokmin sees you he waves you over
and shyly you come and hoshi introduces himself as seokmins best friend/wingman and seokmin elbows hoshi like Shut!!!Up!!! and hoshi just winks @ you and seokmin is like EXCUSE ME NO
and they bicker a bit, but you can tell it’s all in good fun until seokmin is like “gotta go get ready, see you guys when im on stage!!” and he disappears and hoshi’s like “isn’t he great?” and you’re like “yeah,,,,he is,,,,” and hoshi’s like “he deserves someone that’ll really cherish him you know?” and you’re like ……where is this talk coming from……but hoshi just smiles again and the lights dim before you can ask and the talent show starts
and all the acts are great but you’re excited to see seokmin and when it’s finally his turn you expect he’s going to come out in some kind of silly attire or with props because he said he’s won three months in a row with comedy
but instead he comes out and music starts to play and for a moment you’re in disbelief because it’s the instrumental to one of your favorite songs that you told seokmin about in the laundromat last night
and seokmin starts to sing
and it’s ,,,, it’s the most beautiful sound in the world and his face is so full of emotions and you’re sitting there with your mouth open
hoshi is also sitting there with his mouth open because seokmin has only ever sung publicly with the a cappella club. he’s never sung solo. this is a FIRST
and literally the song and seokmin’s voice makes you fall even harder for the boy you liTERALLY met less than 24 hours ago and you don’t know if he’s doing this on purpose
but when the song ends he finds you with his eyes and does that charming smile
and you’re like oh my god my heart and when the shows done seokmin comes up to you and hoshi and ofc hoshi jumps infront of you with three hundred million questions and seokmin looks over his shoulder and goes; “you told me you liked that song. did i do it any justice?”
and you’re like speechless so you can only nod and seokmin steps closer to you and hoshi is like this is my cue to get out isn’t it and he does and seokmin doesn’t wait one more second
he leans in and just carefully places a kiss on your lips and you’re like !!!!! and he pulls back like “oh god was that too fast? it was too fast. im s-”
but you’re like “no no no. it was perfect. it was what i wanted.” and tbh seokmin is like “should we wait around to hear the winners?” and you’re like “you’re the winner. to me.” and he’s like foesdawergo and gets blushy
but he does win and seokmin lets you wear the like fake gold medal that he gets while he walks you to your dorm (this time you two hold hands!)
and like you lean in to kiss him just before he goes because you’re like “you need another trophy, not just the medal.” and seokmin’s like “your trophy was better than the medal.”
ANd this is how a BEAUTIFUL albeit meme filled RELATIONShip BEGINS
from that day forward you and seokmin are sharing much more kisses
even though once seokmin told you to close your eyes and when you leaned in you kissed a plaster of fake teeth and not him and you litERALLY chased him around campus like I WILL KILL YOU and he was like iM SORRy IT WAS A JOKe FORGIVE ME
to get him back you jokingly bought him a toothbrush for your 100th day gift and he was like ????? are you telling me my breath is bad???? and you’re like “oh! i thought you’d know since you’re going to be a dentist-” and seokmin was like no way. i brush my teeth thREE times A DAY and you’re like “well—–IM JOKING here i got you this baseball hat actu-” and seokmin is like shiodeghfdnwf iS THIS BECAUSE I maDE YOU KISS the TEETH MOLD ONCE and you’re like YES IT IS
you go to watch seokmin’s baseball games and he gets distracted because he’s always waving at you and the catcher has to cough like fivE times to get seokmin’s attention so he finally pitches
but the team thinks he’s all cute and keeps wolf whistling everytime you give him kisses before a game or you visit the locker room with snacks for everyone
and seokmin’s ears that stick out from his cap get all red hehe
seokmin: “here, this is a baseball bat. i know you said you have a late night study group today so when you’re walking back to the dorm, use it if someone attacks you.”
you: “you’re telling me to hit someone with a baseball bat?”
seokmin: “only if they attack you.”
you: “do you want me to get expelled?”
seokmin: “what no i want you to be safe!! but anyway here let me teach you how to swing this-”
you start encouraging seokmin to sing more on his own and it’s cute because when he’s tired he’ll lay his head down in your lap and softly hum words to your favorite songs together
he really likes it when you fix his lab coat. like he’s always in a hurry so when he meets up with you you’re always like “seokmin!! the collar is inside out!!” and you lean in close to fix it and seokmin just grins and you hit him playfully like stop and he’s like “sorry. sorry, you’re just so damn cute up close like this.”
hoshi gets your number exclusively to text you photos of seokmin doing silly things. like once seokmin got his hand stuck in some molding clay in lab and hoshi was like “ill help you bro, don’t worry - but im taking a picture to send to your significant other so they can laugh at you with me.”
whenever you do laundry at 2 am now you call seokmin and have more dance battles but now they end up with the two of you like kissing the heck out of each other while you wait for your clothes to dry (thank god it’s 2 am no one walks in on you)
except that one time jeonghan walked in on you two and was like “im never doing my laundry here again.”
seokmin writes a comedy skit about it and wins first place aGain
you’re always like “seokmin you can’t be this silly, you’re going to be a doctor some day!!” and he’s like “im going to be a dentist, so really-” and you’re like pinching his nose like !!!!! still a doctor!!!!
but it’s fine, you love his silly side and his charming smile and his gorgeous voice
and seokmin just wants to hold you around the waist and kiss you while spinning around
and you both just love each other (but also play pranks on each other like you’re 5)
find college!vixx (here) & college!bts (here) find college!woozi (here), college!wonwoo (here) & college!seunghceol (here) find special college!jb (here) and please look forward to more college!seventeen + special college!aus
Angsty fic? Jack and Rhys get into a car accident and rhys throws himself over Jack to save him and end up losing his arm and eye. Jacks company makes new ones for him and Jack helps him through physio and stuff? Sorry that might be too hard or long
I cannot apologise enough for making you wait for, like, a year for this. I really, really am sorry. And its only 876 words I’m so sorry I’m a horrible person.
Anyway, here it finally is! Sorry it ends before Rhys gets his new arm, but that may happen in a part 2 at sometime in the future.
It felt like it had taken months, but Rhys had somehow managed to convince his workaholic boyfriend to leave the office to go on a weekend trip to the countryside. The couple hadn’t been spending nearly as much time together as they used to, and when Jack came home from work late, he’d be grumpy and tired. This meant they tended to argue over silly little things more often than not lately, like what to have for dinner or whose turn it was to take the bins out. So a break together was going to be a refreshing change of pace.
The drive was only supposed to take a few hours. Rhys was prepared though, with a thoughtfully made playlist and more than enough snacks for the road. He knew that Jack would get grouchy before they were even halfway there unless he ate some pretzels.
It all went wrong in a matter of seconds.
There was screeching tires as brakes were slammed before pain, screaming and finally darkness.
A little late, but better late than never! I am back from AFO and it was a blast! It was my first time going and I really enjoyed myself! It’s been over 2 years since I’ve been to a con for fun and not for work, so it was a great little detox weekend.
I got a buncha cute comments on my Griffith cosplay like, “Griffith did everything wrong,”, “Shit tier husbando,” and “Die” lmfao. It was great!
So here’s a shitty selfie of the TINIEST Griffith you ever did see.
Hey Guys! So last night I made a list of Prompts. So You guys can request a number and a character and I will hopefully have it up the following day. I am mainly focusing on Dean, but I will do some Sam and some Cas. I just feel like I am better at writing Dean fics. Anywho i hope you guys enjoy!
cant have a crisis – My schedule is already full!”
If you listen closely you can hear me not caring.”
I swear you could trip over your own shadow.”
course I talk like an Idiot, how else would you understand me?”
I would like to think I will die a heroic death, but its more likely I’ll trip
over the dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.”
There is evil fuckery afoot here…”
Go to him, he waits for you.”
Wanna go out on a moonlit killing spree?”
I would tell you to be yourself but that’s what almost got us killed last
Why is unicorn blood on our shopping list?”
Don’t worry mother, your daughter is a soldier.”
And when my time is up, will I have done enough? Will they tell my story?”
I should be ashamed of myself. Lets be clear: Im not, but I should be.”
Stop asking me how im doing. You know damn well im tired, hungry and need 3
mimosas delivered by puppies.”
I remember kissing you. Why do I remember kissing you?”
You sir are the human version of period cramps.”
There’s something so beautiful about working with someone in perfect harmony…
even of its to bury a body.”
Go talk to her already. You’ve been standing here staring at her and its
starting to get weird.”
Don’t bite your lip, I want to do that.”
If my memory was any worse. I could plan my own surprise party.”
The surgery was a success. You are now a walking wifi hotspot.”
What kind of care package is this?”
You are a little screwy, are’nt you?”
You survived what you thought would kill you. Now straighten your crown and
move forward like the queen you are.”
tells me I’m going to love him forever.”
It’s the witches fault!”
It’s ok. You just forgot who you are. Welcome back.”
me. That’ll be fun.”
Where did you learn to pick a lock from?! You are eight years old.”
You cannot destroy me. I destroy myself.”
Why are you avoiding me? Does my withered face remind you of the grim spectre
Just know that I love you . I love you with all of my fucked up, piece of shit
If being sarcastic burned calories, you would weigh less that a five year old!”
I’d give anything if you’d kiss me.”
The phrase Ignore it and it will go away does not apply to being chased by a
dozen cop cars… trust me on this one.”
Today I’m wearing a lovely shade of I slept like crap so don’t piss me off.”
Looks like we’re going to have to eat our way out.”
I am not against slashing my own tires to avoid going to this family brunch.” ( Dean x Reader)
I don’t know how you do things where you’re from, but hide and seek normally
doesn’t involve guns.”
You can only go so long, and only make so many mistakes, before you start to
feel like one yourself.”
Only an idiot would fall in love with someone as broken and deadly as me.”( Dean x Reader)
By the gods! You love her… don’t you?”
have no shoes, he’s covered in mud, and I just stole apples. We’ve officially
want answers goddammit!”
Silence, you uneducated peanut.”
It wasn’t the easiest life, it wasn’t the happiest life, it wasn’t even the
best life,- but it was mine.”
think you’re a better kisser than me? Come over here and prove it punk.”
my friend, is not a dog.”
know they’re gonna use things you love against you.”
I don’t know if you gentlemen pray, but if you do, now would be a good time.”
Basically what this means that I will be prioritizing my mains over other threads and asks if I get bogged down by my activity. I will still interact with anyone as long as we are mutuals! It just gets a little hectic when I have so many different threads and memes to respond to. I can take on 2 of each character [this includes outside the rwby fandom also]! So like this if you’d like to be mains with moi.
i don’t know if its because of the new group verse i joined, or maybe ya’ll are lost, but i just realized i hit over 300 followers on this blog. and i am so damn grateful to every single one of you. now i don’t really have time ( nor the knowledge on how to ) do a giveaway? and this is probably super lame but here are 2 theme backgrounds that are free for any of you to use for anything. maybe even wallpapers if… like… that can happen. anyways, please just keep the credit. i know i was really proud of these, because i’m not very good at editing at all. hades was made specifically for this theme, and peter pan’s for this one.
In a world where love is written on your skin, Nancy Wheeler is a Goddamn Novel.
Before she meets Steve, Nancy Wheeler has exactly four marks. There’s a soft gold I’m so proud of you in her mother’s handwriting that wraps around her left ankle, from her first ballet recital. A dark green That’s my girl sits right above it; her father’s words from the latest semester of straight As. Mike’s navy Shut up, Nancy curls behind her ear, matching where her own You shut up, asshole is on him. Barb’s thirteenth birthday leaves You know you’re my best friend, right? tucked behind her knee in a vivid purple. Four marks, for the four most important people in her life.
Her fifth mark shows up the first night Steve sneaks into her room. It’s after he’s left and she unbuttoning her shirt to change that she sees it. You’re beautiful, Nancy Wheeler in Steve’s big, blocky print, the maroon of it stark against her pale skin. The words stretch along her ribs, about half an inch under her bra. She spends almost ten minutes in front of her mirror looking at them, the possessive way they cover her skin, and when she runs her finger over the mark, she feels the same way she does when he kisses her.
Her sixth mark appears the night at his pool. It isn’t until after her shirt is already off that she realizes her new mark is on display, that his words are painted on her skin for him to see. There’s surprised and a little bit of disbelief in his expression before it softens into something amazed, and the brush of his fingers over the mark is like fire igniting in her blood. Steve finds the mark first, the damn scrawled high up on her inner thigh. He laughs a little, more at himself than anything, she thinks, and drags his mouth over it. She doesn’t think about anything for a while after that.
The seventh mark is surprising. Most people never get more than two marks from a single person, and that’s usually over years and years. She has three from Steve in less than as many weeks. Thinking about that just adds to the churning in her stomach, and while the no, no, it’s cute on her wrist is charming and sweet, it doesn’t distract from the fact that Barb still hasn’t shown up at school or that when Nancy got dressed that morning she could have sworn Barb’s mark was just a little bit faded.
She finds the eighth and ninth marks at the same time. The new spots of color catch her eye while she’s shivering in the shower, one on each of her hipbones; Steve’s Who cares, screw’em on her right, and the cramped blue lettering of Jonathan’s I’ve got you on her left. The color is comforting, on the other side her marks had lost all their color and even though she can’t quite quantify the emotions the new marks make her feel, the colors make her feel real. She doesn’t look at the back of her knee where Barb’s mark is still faded and grey.
Her tenth mark burns into existence, hot and stinging and raw, and reminds her that soulmarks are technically cause by any strong emotion, not just love. She doesn’t need to see the mark to know Go to Hell, Nancy is printed on her side. When she checks it in the bathroom at the police station, the mark is so dark it’s nearly black and the skin around it is red and sore. It almost looks like it’s weeping down her side. A vengeful part of her wonders if he has one that hurts as much as hers.
Marks eleven and twelve follow each so rapidly that they’re nearly over-lapping on her back when she finally gets to look at them later. I just wanna make things right and Did he hurt you, Let me in both run the span of her shoulders, one right under the other. Those are Steve’s favorites to touch, dragging his fingers over her back, and it takes the sting out of the slowly fading mark on her side. Steve spends most of their afterglow time running his hands over all of his marks on her. Sometime he swipes his thumb over the mark on her left hip with an unreadable expression, and she wants to ask him about it but can never quite find the words.
Steve has four marks, and she doesn’t know the stories behind most of them, but she likes that her’s is one of them. I’m doing this for you sits above his heart, and she likes to rest a hand on it when she curls into his side.
“But Neku… I thought you couldn’t afford to lose. Give up on yourself, and you give up on the world.”
there are hundreds of ways this game is the cleverest thing but i have to say one of my favorite is its treatment of joshua. lemme explain :
throughout all of week 2 you get dozens of reasons to hate josh. the game wants you to, if not outright hate him, at the very least not trust him at all
even when youre presented with ways to empathize with him, such as the ‘in a way hes been alone all his life’ moment, it takes them away as soon as possible -the next day you get to see that flashback, then day 5 it is heavily suggested that he killed himself, but who really cares he killed you and then that fucking rhino appears and OH GOD HES ALIVE ???
of course it all goes downhill from there, and if at this point you do not want to strangle that kid, you are a fucking saint
like i said, all the little chance you have at relating to him are immediately negated by whatever terrible thing he did again
and then you get to minamimoto. and boy, boyyy is all of that encounter well written
first, you get another flashback that basically VOIDS everything you thought about joshua. of course youre a bit busy right then, but what the game tells you is that, aside from the fact he’s an ass, you dont have any reason to hate him anymore
then, and that’s one of the most clever moments of the game (and spirits know there are a lot of clever moments), joshua, the kid youve been taught to despise for the whole week, the kid youve wanted to get rid of for about as long -
that joshua literally sacrifices himself for your sins, leaving you with nothing but inspiring words and a good dose of guilt (’I did this. I blamed him. He’s gone because of me.’ etc)
this fucking game literally makes you feel guilt over having been distrustful for very good reasons… that the very same game gave you. its not like youve ever had any choice. its not that kind of game. you get whatever part of the story they want to give you, and you work around it
and the game knows that, knows that you know that, and makes use of it to present you with this very powerful moment where your flawed perception caused your partner to sacrifice himself for you
Gee, what is beefy going to post? A BICYCLE RIDE? NO! REALLY?!
Yeah, 22 days in a row. 8 days left for my 30 day streak. Another 16 miles and a beautiful day. The wind was against me both ways this time and I watched 2 women who were riding on both sides nearly get plowed over twice because they didn’t listen or know how to use their lane, then when I approached to pass and called my pass “PASSING ON THE LEFT!” They split apart and I had to go between them. Ugh. But anyway. it was a good ride and I feel like I’m making progress. I reeeeally hope when I go get my BP tested here soon that its down… I am already seeing my HR adjusting to the ON/OFF beta blockers, it’s not maxing out like before even on days like today where I’m off it, and I push hard and don’t feel like I’m beat up.
I still remember the first week of riding 10 miles years back where I’d step off the bike and literally almost collapse under my own weight. Now I step off and it’s nothing, even after a long ride against the wind. Woot!
Sir Lancelot, may I ask your humble opinion on the Dragon Blooded knight, Siegfried?
ONCE SIEGFRIED AND I BUMPED INTO EACH OTHER IN THE HALL AT CHALDEA. HE TOLD ME HE WAS SORRY BUT I WAS CLEARLY IN THE WRONG SO I SAID; NO, -I’M- SORRY. SO HE GOES “SORRY” AND IM LIKE NO NONO DUDE, SHUT THE FUCK UP -I- AM THE SORRY ASSHOLE HERE. “SORRY BUDDY” anyway we argued over which of us is Worst Saber for like 2 hours im never talking to the Dragon Blooded Knight Sieg fried again; not until he admits I’m the worse Saber and its My Fault