like a grandfather

The Signs as Things my Grandfather Has Done

Aries: Rolled down his window and screamed: “YOU’RE ALL A BUNCH OF IDIOTS” at people protesting something he didn’t personally agree with. (I can’t remember exactly what they were protesting… I just remember it happening)

Taurus: Trash talked Donald Trump on a number of occasions, and called the guy who threw the shoe at George W. Bush a “goddamn national hero”.

Gemini: Looked me dead in the eye and said “Shianne, I’m so glad you agree that Kirk and Spock are gay. I’ve been trying to tell your grandma that for years.”

Cancer: Recorded all the episodes of Full House and put them on a video cassette for me. 

Leo: Whenever we drove past the cemetery told the same shitty joke: “You know people are just dying to get in there…” He laughed hysterically every time this happened. 

Virgo: I asked him what he was afraid of, he answered, “I’m afraid of someone holding a gun to my head and threatening to kill my entire family. That’s what I’m afraid of”. I was 7.

Libra: Jumped out of a moving car to avoid an argument with my grandmother.

Scorpio: Watched FOX News with me and paused every 10 seconds to explain why they were wrong. 

Sagittarius: Stayed up all night watching reruns of Seinfeld on multiple occasions.

Capricorn: Got really irritated that I kept calling crayons “colors”. He corrected me every single time.

Aquarius: Never signed up for the draft, even though he was 18 in ‘68. Is also very proud of this and says “I WOULD DO IT AGAIN!!!!!” on many occasions.

Pisces: Took a picture with his toy sized Yorkie for his Christmas card. They posed like he was taking her to the prom, and he was wearing a suit for some reason.

legacy, what is a legacy? it’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see

so basically i’m going with the idea that rome knows lovino is a sign that his time will be up, because he can sense that he isn’t just another of their kind but…a successor. and it’s bittersweet; naturally noone likes the thought of dying— it’s an ending. but lovino is also…continuity. that some part of him lives on and endures, even if in a different shape and form. and that he loved lovino even if he admittedly wasn’t very good at showing it all the time. 

i’m just having too many emotions about baby nations as you can probably tell from my recent stuff

YOI Season 2: Yurio-centric

Well Kubo-sensei more or less confirmed a season 2 by saying she was working on a sequel but I feel her saying it was a sequel is more important than saying “the next season” because I feel and hope that the next season is going to be about Yurio and probably Otabek too entirely because:

  • There’s literally no other reason to keep similar names and their “rivalry” isn’t based off names
  • Viktuuri’s cute and it isn’t the main premise of the anime but does contribute significantly to its plot, but dragging it too far into the second season will make the ship boring after a while
  • We’ve had quite a lot of Yurio’s back story so far (like his grandfather, about his parents, how he’s the main provider for his family)
  • But we still don’t know enough about this angry kitten
  • There was no point introducing Otabek as a new friend potential lover towards the end of the season and making them have such meaningful conversations
  • There was literally no need to have that interaction unless they were planning on strengthening that bond in the coming season
  • Two episodes are not enough to show a new relationfriendship bloom into anything, especially not since, for these next two episodes and probably the next season too, they’re both going to be rivals
  • We didn’t have as many insights into Viktor’s life but he obviously ended up becoming a very important part of Yuuri’s world, and I feel Otabek speaking even that little bit about how he moved from place to place is going to play an important role in his character later on
  • As noncombustiblehowell mentioned in their post, Yurio and Otabek’s steady relationship from just friends to being very close to each other, be it platonically or romantically, would be the perfect foil to Viktuuri, whose relationship was comparatively very fast-paced and whirlwind
  • Otabek and Yuri literally went on a date? You cannot tell me the producers aren’t planning to go somewhere with this pair

I really love how Winry has a picture of Ed and Al with Nina

my favorite thing is how post-redemption Zuko is so wryly sarcastic ok like omg

Firebending Masters: My great-grandfather Sozin happened
Firebending Masters when Aang makes them dance: This better teach us some really good fire bending.
When they’re stuck: Think about our place in the universe‌?

The Boiling Rock: How are you gonna get there? On Appa? Last time I checked, prisons don’t have Bison Daycares. 

The Southern Raiders: If you really want it to feel like old times, I could, uh … chase you around a while and try to capture you. 

To Aang when he dismisses Katara’s anger: That’s cute, but this isn’t air temple preschool. It’s the real world.

The best of all:

“I know! We can show him all his baby pictures, and all the happy memories will make him good again!” 

And, there’s more omfg– no wonder him and Sokka clicked, once Zuko loosened up he’s just as savagely sarcastic as Sokka, except Zuko’s is a lot more wry and Sokka’s is really jesting, but still. That’s why the two of them are #bros4lyfe on the Old Friends Poster. 

isabel’s grandfather is abusive

The Fandoms right now (Nov 8th)
  • Marvel: "Make Captain America proud and Vote!"
  • DC: "Prevent the villian the world does not deserve from becoming president"
  • Supernatural: "For the love of Chuck don't create another apocalypse we would have to stop."
  • Harry Potter: "Please prevent Voldemort from leading the country."
  • Sherlock: "The eligible person who hasn't voted is lowering the IQ of the whole street."
  • Doctor Who: "Do you really want a wibbly wobbly timey wimey mess on your hands? Go vote!"
  • Star Wars: "The country is in more need of votes than Kylo has the need to be like his grandfather"
  • Star Trek: "It is logical to vote if you are eligible!"
  • Hunger Games: "Prevent the Hunger Games from ACTUALLY HAPPENING"
  • Orphan Black: "Vote to protect your brothers and seestras"
  • Game of Thrones: "Do you guys REALLY want Aerys Taragaryen as leader????"
  • Parks and Recreation: "GET ON YOUR FEET! GET UP, AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!"

like five years ago i read this jily fic and james’ dad was named harry which like alright but then his grandfather was named james and i was like is this just a never ending stream of james harry and harry james i cannot focus on any other aspect of the story