lb: the host

lowat-golden-tower  asked:

Wilford tries so hard to keep Dark's influence away from his babies but even with his reality bending, he isn't all-seeing like Host. He'll catch Dark's arm around Bim's shoulder, mouth close to his ear with insidious whispers and promises. He'll spy Dark conversing enigmatically with the Jims, their eyes a little wide and maybe mouths agape at the wonders he promises. And Wilford warns them, oh how he warns them about Dark's honeyed poison but still he fears one day he might see too late.

(Please have mercy on my boys)

Bim’s normally skittish, normally only sticks around the egos he knows well, but today he’s walking side by side with Dark and Wilford’s heart plummets. He doesn’t look afraid or like he’s being threatened but Wilford thinks he may have preferred the fear to the awe-struck gleam in Bim’s big brown eyes. Dark’s giving him a sugar sweet smile and Wilford’s fingers twitch toward his knife when Dark ruffles Bim’s hair.

They go they’re separate ways to Wilford’s relief.

Some time later, Wilford spies Dark between the Jims, arms around their shoulders. He’s telling them something in a soft voice and Wilford doesn’t like the look of hope that blossoms on the twins’ faces. Wilford knows Dark and he knows that no matter what he promises, it’ll always end in suffering.

(And maybe he thinks of the Host who he thought would be alright, who Dark had sunken his claws into while Wilford wasn’t looking)

And Bim and the Jims are younger, more naive and Wilford fears that they’ll slip and fall into Dark’s trap while his back is turned. So Wilford warns them, urges them to not believe a single word that comes out of Dark’s mouth because he refuses to make the same mistake again.

timelordlullaby  asked:

Can you describe what you think the host's powers are exactly? Because I've seen a couple different versions and was wondering how you think of them when you write your stories. I love your work, by the way. Doctor/Host has completely taken over my heart.

I have a few things in mind when I’m writing the Host, though they vary sometimes

He can’t physically see his surroundings, but he has a very detailed description of them in his mind so he can map out how many steps to his next location or if there are objects or people to avoid. If someone is in the room with him, he can read their emotions and if he touches them, he can read their thoughts.

He can see to varying degrees into the future, ranging from just a few seconds to very far. He can influence what happens in these futures or change things completely which can have differing consequences. His powers of manipulation are potentially worse than Dark’s because unlike Dark who merely controls his victims with sweet words and platitudes, the Host can pretty much make anyone his puppet, change them completely as if they were nothing more than a character on paper. Of course, I tend to save that characteristic for an angrier Host that doesn’t deal with Dark’s bs

(Sorry if that wasn’t a good explanation. Also thanks! Always good to have more people on the ship)

@markiplier,

I have a serious question.

I watched “Markiplier TV” and there was one detail that really caught my attention. Why on Earth did the camera pan to Dr. Iplier before Darkiplier had begun to speak? And followup question… Why did Dr. Iplier look so angry? He can’t be upset about Wilford’s video… Because he clearly states he liked it. So what could he be so ticked up at during that part? Does he not like Darkiplier?

I was going to assume so, but he didn’t glare at Dark.

… Did he?

anonymous asked:

Do you think the Host ever had anyone ask him why he speaks in third person? If it was someone outside of the group, how did the other alter egos react?

Initially the Host would get really defensive about it.

It’s his coping mechanism, a reminder that though he’s no longer the Author, he’s still got some modicum of control. Once he’s more used to it he shrugs it off, says it’s how he navigates and waves off the others if they get defensive on his behalf.