does anyone else think about how fandoms are like cities?
you got your big, bustling ones that are really diverse and busy, maybe a little hard to navigate and full of crime, good areas and bad areas. the locals know the hot spots and how to get around
then the mid-range towns with big city attitudes even though they’re not big cities, a few local hubs of activity, the crazy dude ranting about stuff on the street corner who makes people uncomfortable
and then the small spot towns where everybody knows everybody, you can’t go out without seeing somebody you know, and there’s only one grocery store
“Dr. Levi! You came! Wait, um, I mean, you’re here!”
Levi startled slightly as the door swung open, revealing a frazzled Eren wearing an expression of happy surprise. The fumbling and embarrassed smile that he was greeted with was endearing in a way that Levi ought to have been used to by now, but Eren was almost too bright to handle on an already sunny morning, and even a day apart made seeing him again feel like a brand new experience.
For the record, it had been four and a half days since he saw him last, but who’s counting.
“You look like you’ve come from work. I thought you had a day off?” Eren questioned, combing his fingers through his fringe so that his messy hair sat a little more naturally. Levi watched the motion, replaying it in slow-motion in his head, wishing he was close enough to Eren to smooth one last piece with his own hand. It was obvious that Eren had dropped whatever he was doing and rushed over to the main building’s foyer as soon as Mina had called through to say Levi had arrived.
“Work pants are more durable,” Levi explained with a shrug that hopefully hid how flustered he felt. Truthfully, he hadn’t known what to wear until reminding himself that going anywhere where there were dragons often meant rips and tears, and that dressing up could easily backfire. His tough, grey trousers were designed to stand up to most things, but now he wonders if he should’ve just gone with jeans, or something lighter. At least his short-sleeved shirt was casual and weather-appropriate and something that Eren had never seen him wear before. “I’ve come from home, I promise. And just call me Levi.” It wasn’t the first time he’d had to ask Eren to drop the title when he spoke to him, but Levi didn’t like to seem pushy, and so limited himself to a gentle reminder at the start of every meeting.
Eren looked away, scratching at his cheek like he’d been caught doing something wrong. “Ah, yeah, I know. Habit.” He glanced up briefly. “And I’m glad. You deserve a break.” Levi quirked a brow.
“Did you think I wouldn’t want to come here without you making an appointment?” Blunt as always, Levi spoke without taking his eyes off Eren. In the next moment, he watched a variety of expressions flit over Eren’s face before the young man settled on sheepish again. He hesitated on what to say in reply, starting his sentence a few different ways before settling on,
“Would you like to come in?”
Levi gave him a small smile, and then gestured for Eren to lead the way.
I made some aro ace wallpapers because I hadn’t seen any before! Make sure to enlarge them because you can’t see the details otherwise. Feel free to use them for whatever, sorry if the colors aren’t perfect.
Sorta based off of this Genderbent AU ch2 lmao XDD cat vs chihuahua Nico: Hanayo is mine!!! (aka, the only member of his club) Rin: No Kayochin is mine!!! (what a possessive feline) Maki: ….. hnff. (bitches please, Hanayo is mine) Hanayo: oAo;;;;;;;;;;; (dareka tasukete!)
While elsewhere, Nozomi is having fun with her favorite target in this AU
Jagten-is-totally-the-prequel-to-Hannibal AU: Lucas, a really nice guy, gets understandably fed up with his predicament of being falsely accused as a pedophile, which leads to him discovering that he has some special talents. He gives himself a makeover, becoming a certain dapper cannibalistic serial killer who preys on the rude.
[i.e. let’s all make ourselves feel better after that emotional bombshell of a movie]
I’ve had this idea in my head for ages, I’ve even written small parts
of it, but at this point I doubt I’ll ever really get it into fic form
so I thought I’d just post my general idea of it here for the fun of it. Here’s how it would look.
is the new kid in school, she doesn’t really try to get to know people
because she’s always moving since she’s an army brat. Flynn is that kid
who always has his nose in a book and has very little social life
outside of school. Jake is a popular jock who is way smarter than he
lets on, who also loves art but his classmates have no idea. Ezekiel is a
trouble maker who’s always pulling pranks and messing with the students
and the teachers. Cassandra is the smart good girl who is head of the
science club. Her and Ezekiel have been friends since they were kids,
she’s kind of his conscience.
And how they all wind up eventually
meeting is Eve saves Flynn from getting hit in the face during a game of
dodge ball and that’s how they start to become friends. Then Ezekiel
pickpockets Eve. He gets away with it the first time but the second time
she catches him. In the midst of interrogating him, Cassie comes to his
defense, but when she learns Ezekiel stole money from Eve, she winds up
scolding him. Then the group winds up learning Jake’s secret and he
eventually becomes friends with them.
And Lamia would be the bad girl who is always messing them, but maybe secretly wants to be part of the group. And Jenkins would be like… their science teacher or something.