A Game for Those Who Seek to Find a Way to Leave Their World Behind
Summary: In which Dan finds a strange board game and ends up playing it (and releasing its horrors) with his best friend Carrie and arch enemy, Phil.
Word Count: 6.9k
TW: uhh there’s just some kind of horrifying things in there so idk good luck
Genre: angst? i guess? but it’s a happy end it’s like good angst
this is a thing now because i rewatched jumanji today and felt inspired (if you haven’t watched the movie it’s literally amazing you can find it online….. completely….. not illegal… ahem)(you can still read this even if you haven’t watched the movie but it’ll be better if you have probably)
Top 10 favorite things you love about westallen. Go!
*frantically shaking magic eight ball*
Here we go: my “ten” favorite Westallen things.
I love that:
Iris never needed powers to be the most important person in Barry’s life, before or after the lightning strike.
Barry’s love for Iris never wavered.
Iris believed in The Flash before she knew who was under the mask.
Barry’s anchor, the single most important thing in any one timeline and universe, is Iris.
Iris always wanted Barry to meet the right person, someone who would “appreciate him for the amazing person she was always telling him he was” – whether or not it was her.
Barry grew to respect the space between them (i.e. not sabotage her relationship with her other SOs) and even said she could have a happy future with someone else after confessing his love for her.
Iris met The Flash on the rooftop and fell in love.
Barry let Iris see him at his most vulnerable: masked-up, nothing-to-lose.
Iris respected The Flash’s privacy, even though she wanted to know more.
Barry, on Earth-2: “She is Iris!”
Iris, Flashpoint: “You are really cute, Barry Allen.”
Barry’s last words, both times, were for Iris: “I’m okay, Iris;” “I love you, Iris.”
Iris’ last words were “Barry, I love you.”
Barry thought of Iris as his Something.
Iris thought of Barry as her best friend for life.
Barry considered the bowling alley to be one of his favorite places in the world.
Iris did, too.
Barry didn’t hesitate when Iris needed help: he told her to jump and ran to catch her.
Iris jumped. (Barry caught her.)
Barry promised Iris he’d get back Joe from Mark Mardon. (And, in a way, he did.)
Iris: “I have not been able to stop thinking about you. Because I didn’t want to.”
Barry’s blue spark only ever appeared for Iris. (Even when he “repeated the feat” to revive Jesse, the spark was yellow).
Iris knew it was Barry from that spark alone.
Barry’s first real decision after waking up from a coma was to see Iris. (Before Henry, before Joe, before anything else.)
Iris hugged Barry so hard the sincerity still carries through, three seasons and countless worlds later.
Barry broke Grodd’s mind control with Iris’ help.
Iris found her love for journalism because of Barry’s encouragement.
Barry’s relief when he saw Iris was okay after the Tockman incident was palpable.
Iris’ relief when Barry came back from the Speed Force after she pulled him out was even more intense.
Barry stopped thinking rationally when Iris was in danger because he’d rather get hurt than risk her getting hurt.
Iris was willing to give up the engagement temporarily to stop Barry from worrying about both of them so he could focus on himself.
Barry always wanted to tell Iris he was The Flash.
Iris helped teach Barry how to defend himself (boxing).
Barry took off after the mugger who stole Iris’ laptop.
Iris spent a lot of time with Barry while he was in a coma.
Barry saw four people in the Speed Force (on the first visit): three were his foster/parents. One was Iris. The most important people in his life.
Iris trusted Barry to keep her safe.
Barry was devastated the one time he couldn’t. (Fast Lane.)
Iris and Barry both made peace with each other’s former SOs (Eddie and Linda, respectively).
Barry gave Iris a replica of her mother’s wedding band for Christmas. Because he remembered she lost it on a fifth grade field trip and cried for weeks about it.
Iris got Barry a wallet the same year he leased an apartment in both their names and apologized.
Barry just beamed.
Iris comforted Barry after he had a nightmare about Savitar.
Barry comforted Iris after he told her about the vision of the future.
Iris used the same affectionate gestures as Barry, including hugs, cradling his face, and kissing his forehead.
Barry’s timing was often synchronized with Iris’, from facial expressions to the moment they both stepped in for a hug. (See above.)
Iris helped blinded Barry around.
Barry earnestly confessed how much he supported her even though he couldn’t see.
Iris stole Barry’s fries. (And while he rebuffed her, he didn’t get angry.)
Barry told Iris she looked really nice. (And while she rolled her eyes, she didn’t deny it.)
Iris cancelled a date for the particle accelerator launch.
Barry risked a paradox to get a video from Eddie for Iris months later because he wanted to give her more closure.
Iris defended Barry as a kid even though Henry was widely accepted as a murderer (recall: even Joe thought Henry was guilty).
Barry’s greatest fear is losing Iris.
Iris’ expression during the Enter Zoom finale and her whispered Barry in a crowded room reveal hers.
Barry bought Iris a ridiculously large bouquet of flowers and promptly arranged them into her name.
Iris accepted “all of him.” Barry, and The Flash.
Barry wanted to be “stupid in love” with Iris.
Iris: “This is what love feels like.”
Barry panicked when Iris’ life was in danger and stayed at her side every second in Untouchable.
Iris and Barry shared many a lovely kiss on the couch.
Barry and Iris also shared many a lovely hug elsewhere.
Iris communicated her feelings to Barry, happy, sad, angry, scared, and everything in between.
Iris was the reason there was The Flash.
Barry admitted his crushing grief to her in the wake of Henry’s death.
Iris told him she would wait for him. “Wherever you need to go – I will wait for you.”
(And she did.)
Barry? Sang for her. An original song. Because that is how much he loves her: there are simply no words strong enough to express it.
And here we are: Barry and Iris still as deeply in love as they were in the beginning, but more refined. They know each other better, understand their relationship more clearly, respect each other more than ever. They’re partners, teammates. They’re each other’s world. They have a beautiful relationship, an unwavering love that shows. And it won’t die.
1. Paint your base color 2. Make medium sized circles on the nail using your black polish 3. Using your white polish, make smaller dots off-center of the black dots 4. Make two small, slightly overlapping/touching dots using your black polish 5. Make a dot in the center of each of the black dots from the previous step (these should not touch)
dazai find a magic ball that tell message from the other side. it responds as oda telling him DUDE WHAT THE FUCK ARE U DOING, Dazai is so happy he screams and tells the ball that he is doing what he said and the ball(oda) is like ''.. i see u are trying''
[My brain gravitated towards this somehow. I was going to make an “you are what you eat” joke combined with that joke about the blue fluid in magic eight balls and seeing the future, but, this happened instead.]
I notice she’s got a lot of magic eight balls laying around, which connects her to two different characters: Snowman/The Black Queen for the 8-ball motif, and Jade who has a “Magic Cue Ball” that hasn’t actually come into play in the story yet.