lets run amok

can’t get no respect

[or, how to lose the respect of each sign]

aries can’t stand those who back down from a fight. If you’re the type that doesn’t deal with shit head-on, hesitate during a crucial moment, or use underhanded means to achieve your ends, aries won’t give you no respect!

taurus can’t deal with impatient, temperamental, or controlling personalities. If you’re competitive, always in a hurry, and have no chill, chances are, they think you’re an idiot. Overly-emotional, impractical people get no respect from taurus.

gemini hates boring people. That’s pretty much it- you might be the most horrible person ever, like a serial killer or some shit, but as long as you’re interesting, gemini is down to clown. The second you start to bore them, you won’t get no respect.

cancer doesn’t like people who joke about emotions, lack sympathy, or poke fun at their flaws (even playfully). If you’re a sagittarius loud, flaky, and always have to be out and doing something, instead of enjoying the comfort of family and home, cancer can’t respect you.

leo doesn’t like stingy, serious, reserved personalities. If you’re a capricorn tight-fisted workaholic who can’t just let loose and have fun, stay away. If you withhold praise and affection, the lion won’t give you no respect.

virgos are grossed out by lots of shit egotistical personalities. If you’re the type to brag, fish for compliments, or hog the spotlight, keep away. People who are irresponsible, gloss over details, and don’t play by the rules, get no respect from virgo. 

libra can’t stand selfish people. If you put yourself first, take more than you give in a relationship, or are prone to being blunt and tactless, do libra a favor and gtfo. Those who create awkward situations or hurt others, even inadvertently, get no respect from libra.

scorpio hates lots of shit, but if you’re shallow, fake, or prone to bending the truth for any reason, you’re basically dead to them. Tbh, scorpio is tied with gemini when it comes to hating boring (uncomplicated) people. If you’re not deep, or only pretend to be ‘deep’ to seem cool, scorpio will give u NO respect.

sagittarius can’t stand nit-pickers or worry warts. If you’re afraid of roller-coasters, spiders, etc, that’s fine. Sags understand fear. But, if you’re too much of a coward to try to conquer your fear, sagittarius automatically loses respect. If you’re bogged down by fear or focus on little details/flaws, just stay away.

capricorns don’t have respect for whiners or rule-breakers. If you can’t deal with your problems independently and maturely, if you stir up unnecessary trouble, and if you half-ass your work (esp in a group project) cap will give u no respect.

aquarius doesn’t care for stupidity. If you’re ignorant, bigoted, and let your emotions run amok instead of thinking things through logically, aquarius has no respect for you. Republicans and traditionalists, keep your distance.

pisces is a lot like libra. If you’re selfish or lack sympathy, you are not okay in their book. Also, if you’re too focused on material details, like being on time, thinking too much about money, and preoccupied with fleeting, earthly issues, pisces will give u no respect. 

special delivery

“How much time until your next delivery, Jeon?”

“Unfortunately only ten minutes, Miss,” the boy murmurs, almost sorrowfully, and you watch as his eyes flicker down to glance at his watch.

“Great—” your hands fly down to his polyester jumper and hurriedly pull at the zipper, “—that’s ten minutes for you to fuck me.”


In which your husband is never home and the evening delivery boy is just oh-so convenient.

tags: delivery boy!jungkook, husband!taehyung, adultery, oral sex

word count: 3,444

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darkrose-9 answered your question “Today I’d like to write a drabble set in AVAC, but I’m not really sure…”

The students are forced to do the parenting module - even more important because being a teen parent AND a superhero!? A big no-no. Pairs are randomly assigned ;)

A/N: Not sure if this is what you had in mind, but this is what popped into my head. 


“Peter Parker Stark Rogers, you get your ass down from there right now!”

Peter cringed at Tony’s tone.

It had barely been an hour of this stupid and sadistic assignment, yet somehow Tony had already mastered the pissed off parent voice.

“You could fly up there, you know,” Steve deadpanned.

“You are not helping, Steve. Also, what is wrong with you? He is our son for the next week, and you are just letting him run amok.”

“I’m not the one with jetted boots!”

Peter groaned as Steve and Tony bickered. He wished he could blame this whole mess on Loki, but it had been his own damn fault. He was the one who had cracked a joke during Fury’s lecture on parenting and the responsibilities the students at Avengers Academy would have to face if they ever chose to have children. He hadn’t expected Fury to take to heart his suggestion that he give everyone a sack of flour to raise for a week and see how it goes. He also hadn’t planned on Brock Rumlow pointing out that as superheroes most of their babies would have super powers so a sack of flour wouldn’t really do the trick.

All of that had led to Fury pairing off students together as parents and then assigning a third student as their child for the week.

It could have been worse, Peter thought to himself. At least he wasn’t Loki who had to play child to Thor and Amora.

“You know what, Steve? Forget it. You just go to the gym and work on your biceps with all of the other macho men on campus. I’ll be a good parent and save our son from falling to his death.”

“I literally throw myself off buildings everyday,” Peter hollered down from the roof of Avengers Hall to Tony and Steve. “I’m in no danger.”

Peter huffed and aimed his webshooter at the landing platform of Stark Tower.

Suddenly Tony was hovering in front of Peter. His arms were crossed over his chest and he shook his head. “Oh no. No child of mine is throwing himself through the air without at least a jetpack.”

“Tony, be reasonable!” Peter pleaded. He knew Tony loved role playing (pretty much everyone from the first class of students loved to dress up and act like whatever they were referencing with their costume), but Peter really wasn’t in the mood to play child. Tony had to see that. He had to be willing to give Peter some slack here and not force him into this weird game/assignment.

Tony bit the inside of his cheek. After a few seconds of mulling it over, Tony unfolded his arms and smiled at Peter. “All right. I won’t force you to wear a jetpack, but you have to let me take a look at your webbing and upgrade it. I also want to look at your suit and see what I can do about reinforcing it a bit.”

“That is not okay.” Steve grunted as he hoisted himself onto Avengers Hall’s roof. “We agreed that we wouldn’t let him jump from roof to roof. Peter may be capable, but we have to treat him like a young child, and we both agreed we wouldn’t let a child do that.”

“Says the man known for jumping from planes without parachutes.” Tony rolled his eyes.

“I have a parachute.” Steve’s cheeks pinked. “I parachute into the academy all the time.”

“Huh.” Tony cocked his head to the side and made a point of scanning Peter. His next words were aimed at Steve. “And you wonder where our son gets his reckless behavior from.”

“Don’t you pin this all on me.”

“You know what,” Peter interrupted. “I’m just going to go.” He gestured between Steve and Tony. “I’d say call me when you sort this out, but I rather you not.” Peter aimed his webshooter at the dorms and unleashed the webbing. “Later, Dads.” Peter jumped off the building.

“Just like your father!” Tony shouted as Peter flew through the air.

“That is not me!” Steve defended himself.

“Oh my god, I’m going to replay every video I have of you doing reckless stuff like that just to prove that you are exactly like that. Once we get our son back and ground him.”

“Deal.”

If Stars turns out to be a third version Alola game, here’s some things I’d like to see:

-More styles of clothing for character customization. Compared to all the styles the XY protagonist had–dresses, coats, stockings, different styles of shirts and skirts, hats, and various accessories–it doesn’t feel like we got as much this time. I mean, it’s not like a tropical region like Alola has much use for coats besides on Mt. Lanakila, but it’s kinda hypocritical of our protagonist to ask Kukui if he’s cold while running about in a halter top and capris.

-Bring back Supertraining, even if it’s something you’d only get postgame. Grinding for BP for Power Items can be a pain, especially since the Battle Tree seems to be a step up from the Maison, and the Pelago takes a while.

-Plaza/PSS hybrid. While I like the Join Avenue aspects, it can be annoying trading with friends who live states away or in another country, It took me and my friend from the UK quite a bit to figure out why we weren’t showing up on each other’s Plaza.

-Our two story-mode cameos, Colress and Grimsley, should get more of a role, likely helping Nanu do some investigating of Skull/Aether. I’ve already brought this up in a prior post, but Nanu’s very vaguely implied not to trust the Aether Foundation/Team Skull, but is supposedly a lazy dude–he didn’t want to be a kahuna, Acerola pretty much gives us the impression Nanu told Kukui to piss off when he offered Nanu a spot in the Alolan E4, and he lets Team Skull run amok on the island, even to the point where they’ve taken over an entire town. But the Acerola brings it up that he’s the one protecting the wild Pokemon from TS, and instead of relying on Aether for help, just does it himself. Maybe he might’ve suspected a connection, since we do later find out he knows about the UBs and was in the International Police. Maybe he could’ve used his connections and had them send over Grimsley (a E4-level trainer would be of use in battles) and Colress (having been arrested sometime within the two year timespan for abusing a legendary Pokemon, but worked out a deal to escape prison if he helped investigate? Also, he is a scientist, so he could’ve been useful investigating the UBs)? I imagine Unova is not terribly far away from Alola, as both are part of Pokemerica.

-Plumeria and Gladion accompany you and Lillie to the UB’s world, and have the four of you come across a possessed, unhinged Guzma. (However, I think Plumie should be the one to battle him, or be the one trying to get him to come back to his senses.) Just for the additional creepiness factor. :D

-Necrozma gets more of an explanation, and possibly another form. (The fact its idle animation is beating itself in the head implies there may be something wrong with it. Like, it’s….broken or something.)

-We get more of an idea on just what happened to the pre-Gen6 dimension, because Anabel’s being in this new dimension and muttering defending the Battle Tower is incredibly vague, but still pretty disconcerting. Seriously, even if the dimension wasn’t outright destroyed like a lot of people had theorized, I have to wonder just what the hell happened there and what the full outcome was.

-Also, the possibly additional Looker from ORAS? Is he a Faller? I would presume ORAS happened recently enough since we also get Wally in the Battle Tree and he looks like he hasn’t aged a day. What’s become of possibly-Faller Looker? Did I miss something? (…Or will we find that out in a Sinnoh remake/next Gen?)

-Guzma and Gladion get a role in the postgame. (I mean, the entire mess with the Ultra Beasts was Gladion’s mother’s fault. It surprised me that he never got any major plot scenes past the raid on the Aether Foundation. Also, Guzma’s a Faller too, and was even possessed at one point.)

One Piece 862 - Thoughts...

Damn it Oda.

Okay. I’m disappointed. I am. But Pudding may not be totally ruined.

So Sanji told her she was beautiful and she was hugely taken aback.

She could still try to kill him. OR should could turn on her mother and siblings. 

Oda has not completely robbed her of her agency….yet. She can still do some good with that pistol - but it has to come from her and not because Sanji said her eye was beautiful. If she moons over Sanji - it’s game over and we just gotta hope for a good fight with Smoothie and Galette (and for poor Brulee to get some revenge, seriously poor Brulee). 

I would love to see Pudding stand up with tears in her eyes and sneer “You think just because you’re a sweet-talker I’ll just let you live? Ugly or beautiful, I’ll still kill you, you fucking pervert.” 

But even if she doesn’t kill Sanji - she can still cling to some agency if she plays an active role in her mother’s downfall.

But - speaking of “Families” and “half-breed monsters”….I can’t help but consider some….parallels. 

Big Mom is a YONKOU. For all her incredible power, she doesn’t protect her own children. This is how she lets her own children run amok and be treated by one another. Her children aren’t her precious offspring - they are political pawns. She doesn’t support them or their needs. Pudding clearly suffered because of her eye….and Big Mom only affirmed that her own daughter was a creepy half-breed monster. Chiffon was beaten because she looked like Lola. We never even got to know Moscato because HIS MOM ATE HIM. This their ‘family?’

Let’s look at another “Family.” 

You can fucking bet that kind of shit never went down in the Doflamingo Family. WHAT happens the minute somebody as much as snickers at Pica? 

DEAD. YOU DEAD. YOU LAUGH AT MY FAMILY YOU DEAD. (Let’s pause for a moment to mourn Baby 5.)

Oh - right? They have a “half-breed monster” too. This cutie!

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I’m sorry, but I just can’t imagine the Family saying to Dell “Oh Dell, cover your horns and your fin, they’re so weird and creepy!” And if anyone had ever dared to make fun of Dellinger, we know they would be DEAD. If Dell had come crying to Jora or Doffy saying “Young Master, someone in the town said I was a monster” - THEN THAT PERSON IS DEAD AND YO DOFFY PROBABLY WRECKED THE TOWN TOO.

I’m not saying that the Donquixote Family is exactly what you would call model parenting. But its been a fascinating ride to see two Families in two arcs - one Family related by blood and the other very distinctly not. And it is clearly illustrated between the two that the strongest familial ties are the ones not forged by blood - but are rather, thicker than blood. (pfft oops, plugged my fanfiction!) 

Different

Jim, Bones

Summary: Bones is discovering in what ways Jim is different after having died, and in what ways he’s still the same.

A/N: This is my first Star Trek fic on here, and I can only hope you’ll like it! Thank you to @heartsalotofstuff for reading it and assuring me I hadn’t just thrown together a bunch of bullshit.

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Dying, albeit briefly, had changed Jim. Bones could tell. When it came to Jim, Bones could always tell.

It was a painful realization, he had to admit. It had been bad enough to see his best friend lie there, as if frozen, with no pulse to find despite how much Bones tried. It had been bad enough to believe he would live the rest of his life without him. It had all been bad enough. But to think they would come out of this unscathed was wistful thinking.

Jim was different. He wasn’t the only one, of course. They had all changed a little bit. Spock seemed more distant. Scotty more emotional. Uhura became softer. Sulu all but danced around the Captain. Chekov was more quiet than ever, as if unsure of what to say. And Bones? Well, let’s just say that he panicked as soon as the kid was out of his sight. Jim called him overprotective, but Bones didn’t care. He wouldn’t be able to lose him again.

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George W. Bush Gave Us Donald Trump. Now He Wants To Be Forgiven. - Huffington Post

“Without Bush’s two most fateful decisions ― letting Wall Street run amok and invading Iraq ― it’s hard to imagine Trump’s metamorphosis from a second-rate reality TV star to president of the United States.”

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True enough, George w’s seems like a big Teddy Bear compared to the mentally ill, cruel and vindictive Trump. But, Americans shouldn’t forget so easily. No matter what he wants, he’ll never hold a candle to the intrinsic kindness of Jimmie Carter. 

On The Ethics of Cursing

I somehow STILL see people curse shaming and I figured I’d put in my two cents on the matter. People act as if there is some sort of moral ambiguity in cursing, and while this may be true, I think it is still a bit more clear-cut than we give it credit for. If you’re a curse-shamer or are against anybody cursing for any reason, I invite you to read this massive post I churned out just for you. It’s not mean. I promise.

Cursing (as well as hexing and jinxing, but for now I’m lumping it all into curses for the sake of conversation) is a wide spectrum, but for now let’s make it two categories: mild and severe. Mild cursing is little stuff like “may your grocery bags rip open” and severe is stuff that is potentially life-affecting and what curse-shamers immediately jump to.

Mild curses are like a spray bottle full of water. The target is like a cat. If your cat keeps trying to sharpen its claws on the leg of your fancy couch, you’re going to spray it with the water. It’s not exactly pleasant for the cat, but it’s not harmful either. It’s just enough to throw off its groove in order to teach it a lesson. If it happens repeatedly, the cat might even learn that the couch is off limits for scratching.

What you would not do is shrug, “forgive and forget,” and ignore the behavior as the leg of your fancy couch slowly turns to cornmeal. If somebody is mean or rude to you, and talking won’t work (cats don’t speak English and humans are often unwilling to listen no matter the language) then what is there left to do? This is behavior that can not continue. Time to get the spray bottle.

“But what about severe curses? Certainly there is no ethical time to use that!” you cry. But wait! There’s more! :D

Severe cursing is more like a tranquilizer dart. It has one purpose: to take somebody out as quickly as possible. If you hit a cat with a tranquilizer dart for scratching the couch, then yes, you’re a douchebag (and shouldn’t own a cat… or tranquilizer darts.) But tranquilizer darts aren’t for domestic house pets. They’re for wild animals. Imagine for me now a tiger. It’s a carnivorous beast that could easily overpower you if it was hungry. It’s someone in your life who means DANGER. They could be an abuser, or a con artist, or someone who is bigoted to the point of violence. This person in your life is bad news, and often has the same immediate risk as a hungry tiger that’s taken up residence in your house. You don’t want to be the next meal, and this tiger needs to stop trying to eat you and your friends. The spray bottle won’t help you now. You need the tranquilizer dart.

At this point, I would actually argue cursing someone who is a danger to society is actually more ethically responsible than not doing so, especially if this person is an abuser who is likely to claim more victims. This is someone who needs to be stopped. You wouldn’t just let a tiger run amok and eat other people.

Time for the FAQ’s:

  • “But couldn’t you just take legal action?“

Maybe, sometimes. But legal action is very expensive and slow-moving. Many people can’t afford to do that. Not to mention, with cases of abuse and other crimes, the likelihood this person will be found guilty or serve jail time is slim. You may not have enough solid evidence to hold yourself up in court. Sometimes, the person wasn’t actually breaking the law but is still extremely shitty. If you CAN take someone to court definitely do, but a lot of the time it just isn’t an option.

  • “Just fight them!”

Haha, no thanks. I’m not interested in getting arrested for assault. Also I weigh 120lbs and couldn’t fight to save my life, and I don’t even have a physical disability. If you’re already at the point where you’re ready to punch someone out, then why are you even against cursing?

  • “What about karma/ the threefold law?”

First of all, not everybody who uses magic believes in the threefold law, so it’s not a solid argument. (If it were, then none of us would be doing magic at all because apparently we’re all going straight to hell.) But let’s say someone does believe in it. When you curse someone who really deserves it, you are acting as their karma. If you tranquilize a loose tiger, are you really doing something despicable that’s worthy of holy retribution? Certainly the tiger isn’t happy at all, but all the people he didn’t eat might be. When you are driven to curse someone, you are simply the agent of their karma. Everyone can stop with the threefold fear-mongering now.

  • “What if the person doesn’t deserve the curse?”

It is not your place to make that decision for someone else.

  • “I prefer to just forgive and forget, to protect myself and move on. I would never hurt someone intentionally no matter the reason!”

You don’t have to curse if you don’t want to. As of writing this, I have never actually cursed anyone (but believe me, I’ve considered it.) If that works for you, do it! However, there are other situations where “forgiving and forgetting” is not an option and action must be taken. YOU SHOULD NEVER FEEL OBLIGATED TO FORGIVE AN ABUSER, and I feel like a lot of curse-shaming tends to suggest people should. That’s very icky to me.

  • “Why can’t witchcraft just be pleasant and pretty again?”

You clearly have a fundamental misunderstanding of the origin of witchcraft. Witchcraft has never once in its history been portrayed as overall pleasant and happy. That’s incredibly new and still isn’t a mainstream idea. Cursing is here to stay, and it’s been a part of witchcraft much longer than you.

  • “I can’t think of a situation that would ever warrant cursing! How can they?”

Because they have a different life experience than you and have been through things you may have not. It’s nobody’s place to judge how someone deals with things.

  • “Wouldn’t they be a menace themselves if they just cursed everyone?”

Nobody is going around cursing literally everyone. But if they did, they would be a jerk. I’ll give you that. But that’s the fault of the individual, not cursing.

  • “We already have a bad enough reputation as witches without cursing!”

Correct. Which is exactly why we shouldn’t give a shit what non-witches think. They’re going to dislike witchcraft no matter what, right?

If anybody has further questions, my inbox is always open to discuss.

anonymous asked:

Can I ask why you don't support the 'adopt don't shop' thing? Is it because people don't always research the breeds they get from a shelter or? I'm genuinely unsure, & a quick google search didn't reveal anything to me.

to preface, i get that it feels easy to blame breeders for dog overpopulation/being capitalists/animal abusers for profit but puppy mills, scam artists, and shitty breeders (like the ones that breed for specific colors that are known to cause deadly and generally unhealthy defects like breeding two merles together)…

…are not at all representative of breeders and breeding is intended, not with profit, but for the purpose of bettering a specific breed - making sure only healthy and stable dogs get bred and put into homes as perfect as they can get, trying to get diseases and disorders out of the breed for the generations to come.

good breeders get into breeding because they’re passionate about their dogs and what heir dogs are capable of doing and want to see them do even better. they change their lifestyles for these dogs. 

plus, 

service dogs are hardly ever going to be random shelter dogs. for some people it works and they get lucky, but service dogs are generally dogs that need to be socialized from birth into a JOB. they WORK! they go through school, whether that’s home-schooling (like i’m doing) or through programs. it’s intense. it’s hard. getting in contact with a good breeder and finding a breed that you can PREDICT the temperament of and KNOW what you’re getting into beforehand is extremely helpful in picking out SD prospects because if things go wrong, you have to wash them (basically means they won’t ever be a service dog).

 for many people, ‘shopping’ ie going through a breeder you trust for a boatload of different reasons most of the time guarantees that their dog will have a certain kind of health, a certain temperament characteristic of the breed, and certain capabilities. picking out a shelter dog you don’t know much about doesn’t offer that. it’s a gamble.

many breeders have older dogs. many breeders keep some of their dogs and adopt them out later. good breeders don’t let the possible adopters just pick out their dog at first sight. they try to match them up and make sure the home is as perfect as it can get. if it’s not, or something seems off, they don’t give the dogs up. i know plenty of breeders who have older dogs they adopt out, not just puppies. 

good breeders get health testing for the parents and the puppies, and they do a LOT of work with socialization, 

‘adopt don’t shop’ is a snobby faux-elitist movement that wants to point the fingers at breeders for all of the problems in the dog world, when it’s most of the time people who either 

1) don’t care enough to understand dogs

or 

2) want profit first

that cause problems with dogs. 

good breeders don’t have accidental litters. good breeders don’t let their unaltered dogs run amok. good breeders care about their dogs first before anything else.

there are so many irresponsible people out there who have unaltered dogs that they adopted or whatever, and they are the ones who put these litters into the world. my dog, knockout, shouldn’t exist - as much as i love her, and care about her, and as much as she saved my life, she was born out of completely irresponsible owners who fed their dogs bad food, didn’t train them, and didn’t care enough to. she was born out of someone else’s neglect, someone who could’ve gotten their dogs altered if they didn’t want to deal with puppies, but didn’t. 

and the thing about knockout, as much as i’m training her to be my SD, she won’t be the right SD for me. she has issues because she wasn’t born with a certain purpose, she wasn’t made with care or responsibility, and her other siblings were given away to random people without shots and as far as i’m aware home checks were never done, they just wanted the puppies gone. those are the kinds of people you have to watch out for. the neglectful ones. the ones who act like they have the dogs’ best interests in mind and put themselves above others because they ‘saved’ their dogs… but then do things like that, bringing more dogs into the world and sending them to god knows where. 

for some people, adopting is great. that’s fine. that’s wonderful. people who aren’t looking for very specific dogs can do that, they can rescue. i’ve had rescue dogs. but some people like the safety that comes with responsible breeders and they like knowing exactly what they’re getting into and having a family (of dogs and people because the breeders i know are all VERY invested in the lives of their dogs after they’re in new homes and have policies that they’ll take them back if anything goes wrong lol!) and that’s not BAD. wanting a specific dog is not BAD. 

adopting is not bad either. adopting is wonderful, adopting is amazing, but throwing people under the bus for needing certain things and acting like breeders are inherently evil when the intent of most breeders is to make the dog world better is incredibly juvenile and doesn’t solve the problem.

the problem is most people don’t care enough about their animals to care what’s best for them, or delude themselves into thinking they know what’s best without taking steps to make sure that’s true. not breeders. breeders can be bad. so can any person. and the general public is very bad about knowing what’s good for animals. so rather i think you shouldn’t adopt OR shop unless you’re doing it with good intentions and have the decency to learn about the needs of your animals that depend on you to live, but acting like you’re superior for adopting is weird and doesn’t solve anything.

note: this is about dogs specifically and not exotic pets or anything else.

Day 6: Snape's Parents

We only get a few hints dropped about Tobias and Eileen throughout the series through Snape’s mind and memories, a little snippet in the Occlumency chapter and then a little more in the Prince’s Tale. We see baby Snape crying in distress while Tobias is shouting, and we hear his characterization of his father as not liking much of anything.

Generally, it’s accepted by fans that Snape’s childhood was punctuated by poverty and parental neglect at best, downright abuse at worst. In many portrayals, Eileen is soft and caring but dominated by an overwhelmingly abusive, alcoholic Tobias. Personally I see them a little differently; the version that I prefer (through no canon support, mind, these are just my ideas) has Eileen paralleled with Voldemort’s mother, a witch who loved a muggle enough to pretend to be one. But things went awry after their hasty marriage when Eileen was scrambling for ways to excuse her family suddenly disowning her, and Tobias revealed a large drinking problem.

Then, out of the blue, there was a baby. A witch can hide her magic, but a baby cannot. A baby does accidental magic. A baby sets the curtains on fire and floats through the air and makes things fly around the room. I’m entirely certain that a magical baby would be a normal baby except worse.

Tobias had to know ~before~ baby Sev did something strange that his son was not going to be normal. And that was the first straw in the falling apart of their relationship. Tobias was a catholic, and he didn’t believe in witchcraft. It was a sin against god, when ordinarily he followed none of those rules. So he made it his quest to purge his son of the strangeness. Eileen was compliant.

We know that Snape knew about being magical, perhaps extensively, when he met Lily at the age of nine, but we don’t know at what point his mother told him that he was different. I doubt that Tobias wanted him to know; perhaps it was something she dropped to him on his birthday as an extra treat, when Tobias stole what she had saved up to buy him a gift. Or, since the Snapes were likely too poor to afford a television, young Snape took up reading instead and happened across some old school books like Advanced Potions Making.

But Eileen, being a pureblood witch, doesn’t strike me as the sort to be entirely present in parenting. Perhaps because I expect purebloods to treat their children the way royalty used to, hundred of years ago–passing the raising of the children down to the servants and maids. Eileen doesn’t have servants, but if she was raised a pureblood, it’s likely that she lets Severus run amok and keep himself out of trouble, not for lack of loving him, but because she has too much on her plate otherwise; trying to sate Tobias isn’t easy.

So that leaves Severus alone again. The beginning, middle, and end he spends alone.

I do have many headcanons about Snape’s parents, but each is more depressing than the last. It simply isn’t a situation that readers can (or are supposed to) make something positive out of.

Now that I think on it...

It’s a bit of a wasted opportunity that our two main storyline, past-Gen cameos, Colress and Grimsley, didn’t get much relevance to the plot aside from giving you a TM/Genesect Drives and the Sharpedo Ride respectively.

It would be cool if they were investigating Team Skull/Aether Foundation alongside Officer/Kahuna Nanu. It’s very vaguely hinted that Nanu doesn’t trust the Aether Foundation. Acerola brings up he could get them to help him out and protect the local Pokemon, but he doesn’t, opting to do it himself. Now, Nanu is apparently kind of a lazy guy–he lets Team Skull run amok, didn’t even want to be Kahuna, and outright refused to be a member of the E4. So, why would he pass up the opportunity to let someone do the majority of the hard work? Maybe he picked up on something.

Like, perhaps Nanu contacted the global police to help him investigate and he was able to pull a few strings, so they sent him a member of the Unova E4 and Colress (who had been arrested in between his trip to Kalos and here, but was able to strike a bargain to avoid jail if he helped Grimsley and Nanu investigate–a “lazy” police officer with a dark past, a gambling addict, and a mad scientist ….together, they fight crime!) Unova and Alola are both Pokemerica, so theoretically may be close by. And I can imagine that both could be of use when it comes to dealing with the Ultra Beasts, Grimsley being a strong battler and Colress being a scientist.

So anyhoo ...

The Flash’s story editors seem to think that they are creating tension and suspense by needlessly dragging out the big Savitar reveal, on top of under-developing the character. 

But I didn’t see the sense in it. Whoever Savitar is, especially if it turns out to be a version of Barry Allen, he should have been revealed before the show went on its monthlong break. Now we only have four episodes left to cram in Savitar’s true origins, motives, how his plan really came together, his relationship to Caitlyn, th team’s reaction and where they go from here. 

The story is going to be hurriedly smashed together to tie up the season, and it might end up in yet another cliffhanger that leaves someone in grave peril.

It was an underwhelming comeback episode, even with the new suit, and Mirror Master and Top’s intensified powers. 

And yet a few things stuck with me: 

Would Joe West be as pleased to reconcile with Barry Allen (from 2017 or 2024) if Barry were the one who killed Iris as Savitar? I doubt it. And even if Joe West didn’t know Savitar’s identity but Barry Allen did (and he knew it was an a different version of himself) wouldn’t he be just as wracked with guilt and confusion over so utterly failing the man who raised him under his roof? Somehow I can’t see the dynamic existing between them, as presented in “Once and Future Flash,” if that is the case. 

Good and pure Cisco. Still hanging on to the hope that his old friend will return to form, reunite the team and be the hero to Central City he was meant to be. Cisco and Iris have got to be the purest, most endearing characters on that show. 

This is why … 

Killer Frost/Caitlin Snow is dead to me now and forever. Watching Cisco’s gifted mechanical engineering hands disintegrate before his eyes was the final, FINAL straw for me. Of all Caitlin’s missteps, manipulations, betrayals and “I can’t, even if I wanted to,” I just cannot abide what she did to the boy who only loved and protected her from episode one. Cisco is the one who fell to pieces as Caitlin died. He tried to stop Julian from ripping off the dampening pendant because he knew Caitlin would rather die than to live as a monster. 

Or would she? Because back in 2017, out in the woods on the edge of town Killer Frost had only completely emerged for what, an hour? And it didn’t even take long for her to flip. Caitlin Snow was still prominent, and once Savitar came out of his suit, he connected with Caitlin as much as he did with her supposed dreaded alter ego. If Plastique and Magenta (and Wally, and Cisco and Barry) have taught us anything, it’s that metas all have a choice as to who they can be with their powers. This is who Caitlin is, and I don’t care if they write her the most incredible redemption arc, which they’re not capable of doing, BTW, I’m done with her. 

One other thing about 2024: I would have preferred a different version of grieving Barry. One buried under the surface of an affluent, selfish, tatted, motorcycle riding, jerk random hooking up with random women. (Or is that too much like Flashpoint Cisco?) Yeah. I mean, he could still have disconnected from everyone, shut down S.T.A.R. Labs, but it’s not believable that it’s in ruins one day and on the other the main computers are up and running again like old times. The Loft could be left intact because he won’t change anything in there or sub-lease it out to anyone because he just wants to buy the loft next to it and keep it the same. It would have just made things more poignant to see Barry indulge in selfish pursuits, seeing as how being an unselfish hero who always chooses the greater good actually cost him almost everyone that he holds dear. And then 2017 Barry could lecture him about how blowing everyone off, neglecting Joe and letting criminals run amok is no way to honor the memory of Iris for making him the man he was. Wouldn’t you have loved to see 2017 Barry backslap 2024 Barry after seeing some random girl do the walk of shame down the hall of their building? 

A Choice: Fear or Love

The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly coloured, and it’s very loud, and it’s fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder: 

“Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" 

And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say: 

"Hey, don’t worry; don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." 

And we… kill those people

"Shut him up! I’ve got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." 

It’s just a ride. 

But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok … But it doesn’t matter, because it’s just a ride

And we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defences each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.

~ Bill Hicks

heartbeat - Joji

A/n: a request which was based on ‘Heartbeat’ by Childish Gambino. Please listen to it first to get an idea of what it is about. Also nsfw-ish and longer than usual and unhealthy relationship angst and basically a mess. ^^’ I’m sorry. In bold are the lyrics. 

***

I wanted you to know

That I am ready to go, heartbeat

My heartbeat.

He crushes the cigarette butt in the ashtray, a bit more violently than he wanted to. Running a hand through his long black locks, he clicks his tongue in annoyance for letting his feelings run amok like this. Wasn’t he the master of control? He was. At least he tried to convince himself that he still was. Seemed like this talent of his was slipping away from his grasp lately. Stray emotions were mixed together, tossing and turning and not giving him the rest he thought he deserved. He hated this anxiety building inside of him whenever he waited for you to come around. And he disliked the way his heartbeat started to rise, pounding in his eardrums loudly; a constant reminder of what he felt for you every single passing moment.

 I wanted you to know

Whenever you are around, can’t speak

His black eyes finally spot you, sitting at the table, and his heart skips a beat.

I can’t speak.

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anonymous asked:

Regina is suspected of an illness so she has to get blood work done and she's scared of needles so Emma goes with her and holds her hand the whole time

Thanks for the prompt :) 

Wait here a few moments please Miss Mills and a nurse will be right in to take a blood sample.” 

Regina nods watching the receptionist leave before toying nervously with the hem of her blazer. She normally does everything in her power to avoid the hospital but her last GP check-up flagged an anomaly and now Whale wants more blood work done. 

She scratches her wrist subconsciously. She hates needles but the uncertainty is far more terrifying. The blood tests are routine, or so Whale said, but she can’t help but let her mind run amok, thinking of worst case scenarios that pull her away from her family just when she’s finding a slice of happiness. 

“Hey.” 

Regina jumps slightly before seeing Emma standing in the doorway, “What are you doing here?” 

“Your tests are today and I know you hate needles so I came to hold your hand…be here with you…ya know girlfriend stuff?” 

Regina chuckles at Emma’s ice-breaker before holding out her hand. Once Emma takes it she whispers, “What if it’s bad news?” 

“Then we face it together,” Emma promises as she kisses their now entwined hands. 

“Even if it’s the worst?” 

Emma nods leaning closer so she can kiss Regina lovingly, “For better or worse, be it illness or curse, I’ll stand by you until the end of time.” 

BakuDeku Guardian Angel AU

You’ve heard of demon!deku au. Now it is time for Angel!Kacchan au~

Katsuki aspires to be an archangel someday. He has the skills, the power, the everything to be in such a position except for the fact that he acts nothing like an angel. His eyes are always a frightening red and seem to be full of rage. And don’t get me started on his mouth. Even the devil cannot contain his level of profanity. Sometimes, his fellow angels even doubt his divinity. Well, he could care less. As long as he was fighting evil and saving hu mans from perdition, it didn’t really matter to him. He was getting the job done and that was what’s important.

Midoriya Izuku is an aspiring hero, still All Might as his idol and mentor. Pretty much the same. The boy is still too kind even for his own sake. Too kind that it gives heaven a bad name. But that wasn’t the issue. The kid was set out to be the next symbol of peace for the human society but he keeps on throwing himself in situations that are too dangerous and are sometimes even suicidal. He doesn’t know when to run and when to fight. And heaven can’t just afford to have him dead. He still has a mission to fulfill.

Well, to be honest, heaven has actually sent angels to go protect the kid but they couldn’t get over how he was too nice and intentions too pure and good that they let him run amok. The higher council was just about to give up when they thought up a wonderful idea. Why not send Katsuki there? Yeah, sure. He isn’t one trained to be a guardian angel but Izuku needed more than guarding and maybe he could just be the key to that.

And so heaven decides to push through with probably the worst idea they ever thought of since letting the faith be run by patriarchy and even now, that problem remains unsolvable. They could’ve asked God for help but angels had pride too. So better if they try to fix it while it is still fixable.

But the moment Katsuki descends from the heavens to guard Midoriya Izuku, the situation went from fixable to irreparable. It seems that no one has briefed Katsuki that guardian angels don’t show their physical form to humans. Damn fighter angels and their protocol to always introduce themselves before defeating demons or saving humans in tight situations. They thought of sending for Katsuki back but God interfered saying to give Katsuki a chance. And the higher council just began to piss themselves like children caught red handed breaking a plate or two because God was watching the whole time.

And of course, Izuku refused to believe that Katsuki is some greater being sent to protect him but Katsuki had his way, showing halo and letting Izuku touch his wings. Also, of course, they need to call each other by their nicknames. Deku is for the kid who’s useless at protecting himself. And Kacchan, Kacchan is because Katsuki is like a bossy mother, fussing about everything Deku does but hey, that’s his job.

But imagine though, Katsuki flying in the sky at night with Izuku when Izuku was really down because of a certain incident with All Might. Katsuki not saying a word through it because he knew Izuku needed the silence to go sort out his feelings.

And also Imagine Izuku laughing like hell because it is ironic that here in front of him is an angel who swears worse than anyone he’s ever known and is also kinda cute. Who was he kidding? he was very cute. And he accidentally blurts this out. And it just leaves Katsuki into a red mushy mess because he is not cute. He has fought many great battles for heaven and is feared even those above his ranks are kinda scared of him. And Deku, Deku called him cute. Katsuki of course denies this rather strongly. Because he is not cute. And he will never admit that he is happy with Izuku’s compliment, even though he really is.

i will just leave this here bye