I really like the idea of Taako (and elves in general) having really long ears that move independently. Taako gets startled by something and the ears are standing straight up - Magnus realizes this within a week of meeting the twins and tries to sneak up on them all the time because that’s hilarious and also kind of adorable? (The twins don’t put up with that for long, and their retaliation is expertly planned and executed.)
The crew is scoping out a new world, or the boys are on a mission for the Bureau, and it’s suspiciously quiet. They’re all trying to listen for the noise of a nearby enemy and one of Taako’s ears perks up, swivels, and then lowers again while the other perks up instead. He doesn’t even know he’s doing it. The ears keep trading places.
When he’s tired, the ears are droopy. Ren can tell when he’s losing steam at work by their slow descent; if he’s determined to stay awake, they’ll twitch up every so often but it’s a losing battle. When he’s upset - very sad or angry - his ears will be at their lowest, brushing his shoulders. On bad days, the ears don’t move much at all.
Kravitz is fascinated. He’ll play with Taako’s ears, bothering them into twitching in all directions until Taako finally has to swat his hand away because for fuck’s sake Kravitz you’re going to get a face full of this stew if you don’t stop that shit I’m trying to cook go bother Lup. Kravitz does not bother Lup because Lup has already put up with a century of Barry bothering her ears and that is about the limit of her patience.
They haven’t been dating for terribly long when Kravitz compares Taako to a bunny the first time after a few drinks. Then Kravitz won’t let it go, and Taako wants to be annoyed but it turns into a pet name. Taako has never been in a relationship that involved pet names before; he doesn’t know what to do. At that point in his life, he’s not used to someone liking him so much. He still puts up a token resistance but it’s hard to be annoyed when Kravitz sounds that… genuinely affectionate. If he thinks he’s calling Taako that in public or in front of anyone Taako knows, though, he can look forward to ordering take-out for a month.
I convinced my friend to go see IT on this fine Halloween and this was her post-movie car ride reactions:
It was only 5 minutes in, but a small perfect child had already died and I wanted to as well
It’s crazy how those effects made the clown’s eyes go in 2 directions…WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT WAS THE ACTOR WHAT THE FU CK IN G W H AT
Why don’t they all just use guns? No I don’t CARE they’re children, give them guns!! Give them more guns!!
Don’t give that Richie one a gun though. He’d accidentally shoot everyone and then himself
Where are these children’s PARENTS your children are PLAYING with a CLOWN
Who let these kids say fuck. They’re all 4 years old. Why didn’t Georgie get to say fuck? I feel like Georgie had plenty of reason to say fuck.
Stan looked like he was ready to die in literally every scene…why are you screaming, what did I say wrong
okay but?? Sorry, if my friend gets stolen by the clown, she’s the clown’s now. I ain’t going into no sewers. You fucked up, not my fault
Why didn’t they just send Mike and Bev into the sewers? They’re the only ones who get shit done. They’re my favorites.
Wait I’m confused about something…is Eddie gay? Because…I think someone should tell Eddie he’s gay
I don’t care about your dumb love triangle. The only love triangle I want is Mike Hanlon, love, and appreciation
Henry Bowers literally killed his dad and no one can call the police because he WAS THE POLICE. Does that make Henry the new police? I don’t want Henry to be the new police. Oh wait HE’S DEAD. Mike is the new police. I’m okay with that.
Why was Ben afraid of eggs. Stop laughing. Dude, I said stop laughing I don’t understand, why was he afraid of eggs? I said STOP LAUGHING
I guess this is a sorta Mt Olympus / Gods and Goddesses au? That was born from the fact that my vision of Istus had a lot in common with my Taako/Lup designs. So Kravitz is the God of Death, son of the Queen of the Afterlife. Taako and Lup are the twin Deities of Balance, children of the Goddess of Fate.
(Plotty plot is that the two goddesses have been friends for centuries, and always promised that their firstborn children would marry. Lup is technically older than Taako but Taako is the one who falls in love with Kravitz while she falls for his Lich attendant :)
edit: Not saying there’ll be a full fic but now there’s a prologue…
the whole concept of deliberately waiting to text people back is literally so stupid and childish & if you’re a grown adult and doing stuff like that, that’s a lot more embarrassing than u probably think it is