true to form, i was trying to write something else and this story wouldn’t leave me alone. ao3 link.
Summary: During the Reaper War, Calvin Kosta reflects on his relationship with his son.
It is two months after their son leaves for Andromeda that the Reapers descend on Earth. Blame is cast, fingers pointed, neither lasting long. Silence soon descends on the megalopolises and London is disconnected from the world.
“Do you really have to go?” Joelle asks, hugging her son, her child, her only child so fiercely it’s as though she believes the embrace will change his mind. “It’s so hard, just—knowing we’ll never see you again.”
They’ve had this conversation a million times, but it still doesn’t mean Liam doesn’t cry. He knows what this means to his parents – especially to Mum – but he has to do this. The opportunity to make a difference, a real difference, is too much to pass up. “They need me,” he says, finally pulling back, but it doesn’t stop Joelle from making her last stand.
“I need you,” she insists, and Calvin sees his opportunity to intervene. Places a hand on his wife’s shoulder, claps a hand to Liam’s.
“She’ll be safe with me,” he promises, flint-brown eyes focused on his son’s face. “You know what you have to do, son. There’s a whole new galaxy out there.”
Gil: So Pathfinder you’re from a family that’s mostly military.
Scott: That’s right. My granddad was a colonel in the USNA army. My dad joining the Alliance pretty much segregated us from the family.
Gil: I guess you Ryders are always the odd man out. God I can’t believe people still thought the old governments mattered.
Scott: I know right. Any political clout they had ended after Shanxi. Not that they had much left.
Gil: My family was always for the Alliance, I had a cousin who joined around the same time as I did my training. Good old Kenny.
Scott: Oh yeah?
Gil: He was a good guy. He pissed off a lot of the family too though. He was a big supporter of Commander Shepard. Ended up leaving the Alliance to join Cerberus.
Gil: Yeah. Don’t know much about them. Some sort of supremacist group. Kenny wasn’t a human first kind of guy but he wanted to help Shepard. Ended up serving on the Normandy SR-2. Family was mad as hell at him but I was real proud.
Scott: Commander Shepard..thinking back to the logs Alex had left behind
Gil: First human Spectre. If that means anything out here.
Images of Reapers destroying ships pass through Scott’s head. The panicked voices of those messages received just before the Hyperion had left the galactic edge.
A scenario where you were invited to a world meeting, only to found out that it was a waste of time, but you couldn't help but to stare (longingly, lovingly, pervertedly, etc) at a certain 2P during all the chaos. What would their reaction be?
2P: *is at a world meeting, notices you staring at him*
2p!america: *drops whatever he’s doing and slides across the table to you with a suggestive look on his face* ………like what you see, dollface? ;DDDDDD
2p!china: *looks at you* oh– *starts choking on opium smoke* am i stoned or do you keep looking at me????!!!! *blushu*
2p!england: hm? *turns to you* is there something on my face? *pulls out pink compact mirror* oH NO OH NO IT WAS MY FRECKLES WASN’T IT– *runs crying to the bathroom with face powder to cover them up*
2p!france: *peers over at you, scowls* what are you looking at?
2p!russia: stop staring at me please. it makes me uncomfortable
2p!italy: *glances at you* ah, did you want my number? *smirks* see me after the meeting, bella~
2p!germany: *winks* ’Sup. *blows you a sloppy kiss* interested much? *laughs* hey girl, what do they call ya? *moves chair across the room to sit with you*
2p!japan: *is ignoring your gawking until he can’t take it anymore* ughh… *suddenly looks up and glares at you* what do you want?
2p!canada: uhhhh ok *slides up sunglasses to look you in the eyes* if there’s something you wanna say to me then spit it out
2p!romano: *giggles* i know i’m gorgeous, but why don’t we take a selfie? it’ll last longer~
2p!austria: *laughs and saunters over to you* mmm, since it appears you have fallen for my charm, what do you say to joining my alliance with the witchcraft club, huh sugar? ;)
2p!prussia: *looks at you, then looks behind him, looks at you again, then looks behind him to make sure he’s not imagining that you’re actually looking at him and not someone else* um, h-hi there *waves awkwardly* what can i do for you….?
My best friend and I decided to go out on a Poke-Adventure last night. We live in a relatively nice neighborhood, largely mid to upper class religious individuals with younger kids.
So we find a pokestop that has a lure set up, and we decided to chill there. Largely to help my friend level up since she’d only just started playing, but also cause I was running empty on pokeballs and needed to collect a ton.
It’s about 8:30 pm, we are two 27 year old 5′3 112 lb girls hanging out behind a little mall that has a Ralphs in it. These two guys come over and it’s clear they’re playing Pokemon Go too. We hear them say ‘Oh hey lets go hang by that lure’. So they come over, and we start chatting, they seem nice.
They then ask what team we’re on. So we say “Oh we’re on Valor”. Suddenly they go from being friendly to being angry and condescending. They proceed to flick us both off while glaring, (I won’t say which team they were on because I don’t want to perpetuate team hate) and then decide that this lure wasn’t worth their time before walking off.
We were so taken aback.
Then once the lure ended we started heading back over to my friends house, and we saw our gym was taken. It’s the only gym I keep because it’s literally the temple I grew up going to my entire life. So we take it back and I put my Arcanine cp1326 on it, my friend puts her Ponyta.
These three guys across the major street see that we took it back, and then we lock eyes. We give a friendly little gesture of “hey good game! hope you have a happy hunting!”. They proceed to aggressively yell out ACROSS the busy major street, “I’M GONNA KICK YOUR FUCKING ASSES!”
Like… woah… what the hell?
Behavior like this is so beyond not okay. You don’t behave like that towards an absolute stranger just because of what FICTIONAL TEAM THEY ARE ON!!!
I was concerned about those hate memes that were flying around… and rightfully so. Words have power. And while people laugh and say it’s all friendly… clearly it’s not for everybody.
We are all nerds running around living a childhood dream to catch all the fiction creatures.
How’s about we treat each other with some civility and respect rather than threatening and insulting one another?
When and how did you realize you're gay / a lesbian?
I knew I was “different” for years beforehand, but even after I joined my school’s Gay Straight Alliance club and attended every lunch meeting, I didn’t have that big epiphany moment until one day in 9th grade.I was 14 and I was reading Sailor Moon fanfic in the computer lab, a Haruka/Michiru “lemon.” (High five If you grew up in that 90’s era of fandom and you know what that means.) Needless to say, it wasn’t appropriate to be reading in the school computer lab, but the girl next to me was printing like 100 pages of Ed, Edd, and Eddy fanart and her Lion King OCs so I didn’t care.
Anyway, I was reading this smutty Sailor Moon femslash fic and going, “Oh!! THAT’S how lesbian sex works??” (It wasn’t. Not even remotely. But that’s not important right now.) The point is, I realized then and there that I was most probably a Lesbian™ because that fic had had succeeded where every other straight romance/erotic media I’d seen had failed: it made sex sound like something I’d actually be potentially interested in rather than horrified and disgusted by. And thus, baby Yamino began her life-long journey of femslash, a road she continues to this day.
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Josh will be destroyed.