Don’t you dare fucking tell me that Tsukkiyama is an abusive ship. It 100% isn’t.
When I think of an abusive ship, I think of a relationship where one of the partners is completely ignored. They’re constantly put down and insulted by the other. There’s verbal, mental, and/or physical abuse. That they’ll argue a lot ans yell at each other and gain nothing from it. They’ll only slowly hate each other. A relationship where they make each other hate each other and make them hate themselves. But no, that is not Tsukkiyama.
See, Tsukishima is the blunt character. If he didn’t want Yamaguchi around, he would have told him and we wouldn’t have been introduced to them as they are now. Now, I haven’t read the manga (since I don’t have access to it and I can’t find websites where it’ll allow me to read it) but I have seen panels that prove it isn’t an abusive relationship.
Tsukishima, although being a more stoic character, shows he cares for Yamaguchi on multiple occassions. Yamaguchi is a kind guy but acts along to Tsukishima’s taunts for others because he wants to inpress him. There have been times where they’ve yelled at each other, but that was like, 3-4 times? Out of the many years they’ve been friends, there should be more but there isn’t, theyre so compatible it’s freaking great!!
Remember how Yamaguchi finally stood up to Tsukishima at the training camp? Tsukishima gained from that and started trying harder! Compared to back then, he just thought of volleyball as a sport. A hobby. Now? He’s trying his best to help his team and he’s on his game! Now, I’ll admit, Yamaguchi wasn’t the complete reason for this, although some could argue, but it definitely shed some light for Tsukishima.
After their most intense match in the bathroom? Tsukishima felt great right after Yamaguchi scolded him and it just shows how great of an impact Yamaguchi has on him as an individual, but also how proud he is of Yamaguchi for standing up and making sure Tsukishima knows he isn’t lame.
You know how Tsukishima hid his face when he broke his finger? He didn’t even bother to hide his expressions from Yamaguchi, he didn’t bother to change them! He’s comfortable around him!
Tsukishima compliments Yamaguchi on his hard work, Yamaguchi admires Tsukishima for all that he does. It’s a great relationship.
Not to mention, anyone else besides Yamaguchi who calls Tsukishima, “Tsukki” he calls out on. The reason being he doesn’t tell Yamaguchi to stop is not because he’s given up on him, it’s because he respects his choices in nicknames! Or else Tsukishima would constantly be telling Yamaguchi to stop!
Yamaguchi has claimed the nickname his own, Tsukishima respects that to a great extent to tell others to stop.
AND DID YOU FORGET THEIR CHILDHOOD SCENES. IF TSUKISHIMA SAW YAMAGUCHI AS A LAME ASS SCHOOL KID WHO WAS WEAK AND USELESS, HE WOULDN’T HANG AROUND HIM. HE WOULDN’T HANG AROUND A KID WHO WAS GETTING BULLIED. HE STOPPED YAMAGUCHI FROM GETTING BULLIED. NOT TO MENTION THAT YAMAGUCHI HAD DEFENDED AKITERU (Tsukishima’s older brother) WHEN THAT ONE KID WAS SAYING HOW HE WASN’T A REGULAR.
Not to mention that everyone else in Tsukishima’s family respects Yamaguchi for all those years he’s been there and call him by his first name.
Have you ever paused and thought, “wow, their senpais are so reliable”. I mean, the first years are awesome. Kageyama is no doubt talented, then we have Hinata the ultimate decoy, Tsukishima is such an intelligent player and Yamaguchi has come so far and his serves are a great weapon. But the senpais, guys. You can always count on Daichi, he’s such an amazing captain and overall good player, this guy can do anything and Karasuno’s defense go from 7 to 10 when he’s there. Asahi, too great for words. What a nice ace. And of course Sugawara, Mr Refreshing, THAT SPIKE OHMYGOD SUGA OHMYGOD. They’re beyond fantastic. And do not let me start with Tanaka. TANAKA IS THE MAN. HE’S ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS THERE. I thought he was just another one of those characters who’s there to make you laugh, but OH BOY WAS I WRONG. AND HOW TO FORGET NISHINOYA? OHMYGOD NISHINOYA IS OUR SAVIOR. THIS GUY. THIS FREAKING GUY. HE SAID GIVE ME THREE AND HE ACTUALLY RECEIVED USHIJIMA’S POWERFUL SERVE.
Guys, guys, guys. The first years are monsters, but their senpais? JUST AS GOOD. OH MY GOD.
I don’t watch SG and I actually have it blacklisted on desktop, but since I’m primarily on mobile I get to see the posts all day every day and let me tell you…if I did watch that show I’d 100% ship the superhero chick with Katie McGrath out of sheer spite. The shit I’ve had to read because of the discourse y'all get into with The Straights who ship the superhero with the bland white guy makes my blood boil and I don’t even have a dog in this fight. I sincerely hope he dies and that there’s an episode of nothing but the girls eating each other out for 42 straight minutes. I do.
jongkey literally makes me so happy like i dont care if they are just standing next to each other or full on hugging for 72 seconds because its pure and beautiful and i love it and people just don’t understand that seeing cute jongkey on my dash makes my fucking day so please don’t stop and spam me with gifs of these two beautiful men if you want to make me happy thank you
can we appreciate how beautiful our salty boy is here? i mean damn ur just blocking a volleyball and you decided to just look beautiful. wtf tsukki. its like, oh no theres the ball, gotta block it but oops, model tsukki comes out
ugh bbyily no wonder bokuto and kuroo wanna practice with u. you beautiful af just blocking balls
Don’t ask. I’m not sane. And I really needed a Will-meets-Hades fanfic like this
Meeting his son’s significant other on Halloween didn’t seem like a very good idea, but Hades thought it was a wonderful one. For instance, he could blend in with no problem. The several demigods hustling and bustling and moving around was a sign that that, at least, was definitely true. Hades learnt that although most demigods didn’t stay year round, several actually stayed over for Halloween. It must have been an interesting holiday.
Hades felt, as usual, out of place. His hair was as dark as tar and his eyes were the colour of coal, like his human disguise often was. He appeared to be around eighteen or so- just young enough that it wouldn’t be unnatural for a half blood but old enough that no one would mistake him for anyone else (namely, his son).
And oh, the sacrifices Hades made for his son. He had snuck onto Persephone’s tumblr blog in search for something fitting to wear, a true sacrifice because not only was the wifi in the Underworld unreasonably shitty that day (he would see Daedalaus about it later), but Hades did not know how the Tartartus one used Tumblr.
At any rate, there he was, in a suitably dark costume (that is to say.. disguise. Not a costume. Damnit).
Half-bloods wandered around in their several, colorful outfits, chattering and discussing things of no interest to the lord of the underworld. Some sat at a huge table, carving pumpkins (or occasionally chucking them at their cabinmates).
Lanterns. There were lanterns everywhere- not even the mordern ones, just the classic, candle-lit old ones that could set the entire camp on fire and send all those demigods to his realm if someone knocked one down accidentally.(He really hoped that wouldn’t happen- he’d been having enough dead people for the past few years, and it was annoying to have to sit through the judgements of mortal souls all day. He’d really rather just watch Netflix.) They lit the camp with a dim, unearthly and eerie glow which seemed to put everyone in an appropriate mood. The tables were decorated and coloured with trademark signs and symbols, which made it easy to recognise which table was which- there was so much colour and creativity, it hurt his eyes. And here he thought Halloween was supposed to be gloomy.
Hades drew his dark cloak around him, and pushed through hoards of demigods, moving toward the infirmary.
It was a modest building, but was impeccably clean. So much so that Hades almost felt self conscious stepping into it. Almost. He didn’t really care about making work for someone, but he didn’t want to blow his cover by dragging in a few specks of dust into the Infirmary. Maybe it was a camp no-no?
Thankfully, his entrance didn’t seem to disturb any order of events. The Infirmary was, unlike the rest of the camp, relatively free of decorstion. A few pumpkin paper designs hung from the wall, and the lights were replaced with lanterns, but that was it. Only two other demigods were inside; the younger one sniffling. He was obviously a son of Hephaestus; young, maybe eight, with calloused and rough hands and a bandage wrapped around arm. He wore a green mask and suit with a white symbol in the middle, and a boy stood tending to him.
Hades didn’t know what he had expected. Throughout his long life, he’d met several sons of Apollo, and he thought he had an idea of what most appeared like. Will had the golden hair, like rays of sunlight. He had the tan, sun-kissed skin, the bright azure eyes like Egyptian lapis lazuli, but he wasn’t buff and muscular and the height of the Empire State building. In fact, he appeared rather young; fifteen at most. He wasn’t that tall either - perhaps the height of his son, or an inch or so taller. He was well toned; lean, but not muscular. A healer and not a fighter. Hardly as flashy as his father.
Will finished wrapping the bandage and stuck a small smiley face sticker on it. The son of Hephaestus’ eyes lit up and he hugged Will with his uninjured arm. Will smiled gently and ruffled his hair.
“There ya go, Harley. Be careful, all right? The pumpkin carving knives are for the pumpkins, not your skin. I’ll advice you not to play with anything sharp for a while, OK?”
Harley nodded and hopped down. “Thanks, Will!” He beamed.
“No problem,” Will said easily, his smile seeming to brighten the room. “Be careful. And tell Nico I’ll be back in a bit.”
Harley nodded enthusiastically and scampered off. On his way out, he froze, glanced at Hades, and then hurried off on his way out.
Will Solace turned to Hades. His eyes held no fear or worry, so he must not have recognised Hades.
Yet, Hades thought, eyes gleaming as eerily as the lanterns in the room. He couldn’t wait to see his reaction, as sadistic as it sounded.
“Is something the matter?” Will said, tilting his head with a hesitant smile of concern.
Hades opened his mouth- to spew threaths, to reveal his identity, to say gods knew what. But that was before Will Solace crossed the room and put the back of his hand against Hades’ forehead. Hades was effectively silenced, his jaw snapping shut. Will hissed and drew back his hand.
“Cold!” He said, frowning slightly. “Cold and pale,” he said, giving Hades a look that made him feel as if he were being scolded. The son of Apollo grabbed his hand and pulled him forward toward a bed before Hades could protest.
Hades sat. He wanted to protest- he, the Lord of the Underworld, would not take orders from a mortal son of a stupid sun god, but he wanted to see where this was going.
“Honestly,” Will sighed, ruffling through the medical supplies in the cupboard at the end of the room. Hades took in his outfit as he did this; he was dressed in dark robes, and a yellow and black scarf was wrapped neatly around his neck. A badger brooche that said ‘PREFECT’ was stuck to his chest.
“You probably have anemia. Gods all mighty, does no one care about their health nowadays? You also obviously haven’t been getting proper exposure of Vitamin D-”
Hades wanted to snort. There wasn’t much Vitman D down in the Underworld.
Will came back with a jar of pills and a glass of water.
“Swallow this, I’ll go search for some pills I might have and give you a prescription- Holy Dad, your immune system must be terrible! I haven’t had a case this bad for a while.” He shook his head disapprovingly and fixed Hades with a look that made him feel like his physical state was all his fault.
He was very bewildered- he hadn’t met someone who fussed over him and didn’t cower away for quite a few centuries, and he honestly wasn’t sure he liked being fussed over and told off for not having enough Vitman D or WBC in his godly system.
Hades cleared his throat. His dark eyes looked up to meet Will’s
The door of the Infirmary flew open. Nico di Angelo looked grumpier than ever. His eyes were narrowed in scowl, and the robes he wore dragged across the floor in an indignant fashion; the green and silver scarf around his neck was ruffled and clumsily tied.
“Nico,” Will greeted as he stuck a thermometer in Hades mouth. Hades felt a bubble of embarrassment and sudden anger; at himself for being led around, and the son of Apollo for making him obey. He attempted to spit out the device; Will shot him a sharp look, which he ignored.
Whatever words Nico was about to utter melted into on the tip of his tongue. His eyes widened as he took in Hades.
“Father?!” He said.
Hades gave him an apologetic, sheepish look. “I didn’t plan for it to go like this.”
Nico groaned into his hands. Will blinked.
“You knew?” He asked Will, sounded exasperated.
“Yes,” Will said, at the same time that Hades said, “No.”
They stared at one another. Will Solace was still not screaming around in fright. In fact, he appeared still very calm.
“You knew?!” Hades sputtered. “And yet you- you’re not scared? You took my measurements and talked about giving me a prescription and-”
“You what?” Nico said incredulously.
Will shrugged. “I could feel Lord Hades’ aura. Death doesn’t intimidate me; I’ve worked with patients on the brink of death several times. And plus- will all due respect, Lord Hades- the Underworld is your realm.” Will stuck the thermometer back in Hades’ mouth.
“The Camp Half Blood Infirmary,” Will continued, picking up a notepad and a pen, scribling some notes on it as Hades and Nico stared in shock and surprise respectively, “is mine. Anyone who enters is automatically my responsibility; be it a demigod, a saytr, or my boyfriend’s father. I’m sorry, but I’m just doing my job.” He squinted at Hades. “And before you leave, Lord Hades, you really need something warmer to wear. It’s cold out.”
“So how did it go?” Persephone asked, plucking the leaves of the seven thousand petaled lily she’d aquired as a gift from her mother.
Hades gulped down a blood replenishing pill and downed it with a glass of water. “Rather well, I suppose. He gave me a prescription, a scarf, a jar of Nutella, and an appointment next week.”
Persephone smiled. “So he’s worthy?”
Hades held up the jar of Nutella. He popped it open and stared at the chocolatey depths.
can i just say how fucking proud i am of my sons ??
they worked so hard to finally make it to nationals, and the fact that they went from the “flightless crows” to a powerhouse school again
i want them to know how proud i am and that i was crying and hyperventilating the entire episode no joke.
don’t even get me started on Ukai, Takeda, and Kiyoko. EACH ONE OF THEM JOINED THE CLUB FOR MERE AMUSEMENT. UKAI DIDN’T EVEN WANT TO COACH AT FIRST, AND TAKEDA JUST HAPPENED TO BE AVAILABLE. the fact that they have developed such a deep passion and formed a strong bond with the team literally makes their victory 100x better
that. fucking. face.Kageyama was invited to the National Youth Training Camp. DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW BIG THAT IS?!
now this leads to a new topic:
what the fuck is shouyou going to do now?
Tobio will be learning and experiencing so much in the camp while Shoyo will be at Karasuno. and knowing Shouyou, he’ll still try to beat Kageyama, even if he’s going to the camp. i don’t want my son to push himself too hard. also, if i could go back to what Shiratorizawa’s coach had said towards the end.. something about.. if Hinata continues to raise his goals, it will lead to his downfall. now, i understand that he had been comparing himself with Hinata because of his similar height challenge, but i can’t help but feel like that was foreshadowing of some sort. that’s why i mentioned the stuff before, because he could be raising his expectations of himself too much in order to try and surpass Kags, but it would obviously be too much to expect. what if he really does push too hard
Can we please stop characterizing Bokuto as ‘stupid’? He may not be the smartest person in the room but he has proved over and over that he is an intelligent character. No, he doesn’t have the best grades and yes, he makes some simple mistakes but he is cunning, he can easily read other people ( tsukki is just one example ) , and he is one of the top high school players in Japan ( and you don’t become a top player from brute force alone )
Also, it’s extremely insulting to reduce such a complex character to 'loud, ditzy’, etc.
Now I’m not saying the entire fandom does this, because a good majority understands Bokuto’s character passed the oHoHo but it makes me extremely angry every time I see a post about Bokuto’s supposed lack of intelligence.
Not to mention its fckn rude, fight me.
Anyway, rant over. Please show Owls the love and support they deserve.
after seeing the apartment trailer i’m really just more excited about this expansion pack. it’s the first pack that feels big and fully developed and flourished. we’re getting actual apartments that each feel unique and completely different than one another. i’m obsessed with the fact that low end apartments have special gameplay that you won’t find in a high end apartment, and vice versa. it seems like we’re finally getting features that feel fresh and new, all while adding that endless, non repetitive feeling gameplay. this is the first expansion pack that i’m actually excited for, and really gives me *hope* for the future of the sims 4.