Hmph, seems neat. Lots of people love us. What do you guys think?
Nice choice of color for the site if I do say so myself! What about you, guys!
*In embarrassed tone* Man, these guys are nuts, thinking me & Alex are a thing! That bone-headed, lifeless, green-haired, peppermint-smelling, beautiful-eyed, completely perfect angel of...THIS WEBSITE'S COLOR SUCKS!!!
*In frustrated tone* Wow, I'm about as noticed here as I am in real life. What about you, Nico?
*Nico has a smile covering over his face, blushing*
ladies gentlemen and others, I have come to introduce you to the avengers youtube channel
tony created the whole thing and and the bio reads: robin hood, uncle sam, ginger snaps, goldilocks, jolly green and the tin man’s chill room
there are videos of natasha teaching self defense moves for women, using the boys as props. her showing tips to learn other languages and “five things you didn’t know you could turn into a weapon”. her filming twenty minute long videos answering questions and giving advice to young girls about everything, from safety, mental health, recognizing abusive behavior in men, self confidence, and how to safely get out of risky situations
thor has a series of videos that go from “things of midgard I (Thor) do not understand” and “thor tries things” of his tasting foods from all over the globe because he is deeply fascinated and respectful of other cultures
bruce does a video series of him teaching yoga and meditation, and every once in a while he asks another member of the team to participate, and by far the most viewed one is of him trying to teach tony to stay still and not say anything and tony does try, but fails miserably while bruce sighs. bruce showing recipes from all the places he’s been. “how to create a stress free environment” videos
tony being the science dad™ making videos of “cool shit you can do with useless eletronics you haven’t used since the 90s but haven’t thrown out yet”. he has short videos of “easier ways to physics” and “math for things you will actually use on your day to day life”. he makes thirty minute long videos of him showing pop culture to steve and thor. so. many. storytime. videos. “that time we tried to lift thor’s hammer”, “steve and the 21st century”, “I watched natasha castrate a man with a plastic spoon”, “clint making the mistakes again”, “reasons why I love bruce banner”. “how to handle anxiety like a boss” videos
steve does the whole thing, from homemade remedies for sick kids that he learned when times were rough and sarah couldn’t afford the real ones. workout tips. and of course, educational yet ranting videos of basic human decency things that should’ve changed in 70 years but haven’t. “it’s ok to ask for help, it doesn’t make you weak” videos
clint being that bitch, trolling everyone in everyway imaginable. changing thor’s shampoo bottle for pink hair dye? check. coloring all of steve’s clothes red blue and white? check. changing the sugar of bruce’s tea for salt? check. making jarvis play everyone a different theme song for when they walk into the room? check. and of course, tony. there are several hour long compilation videos of him scaring the shit out of tony
all of them reading fanfiction about each other. stony, clintasha, ironhawk, ironwidow, romanogers, thor/everyone, loving all the combinations they can find. yes to poliamory and everyone loving each other
jarvis livestreams a night of them drinking asgardian ale and playing mario kart and singing high school musical songs on karaoke. it breaks youtube viewing records
Warnings: breath play, dom!Jimin, lots and lots of filth.
A/N: This is chapter one of… well, I don’t know. @ellieljade and I just keep brainstorming more and more for this sucker. To the point of us joking about finishing this when we’re in our 90′s….. Anyway. I hope you enjoy. I’ll be working on part two for Room for Dessert and The Guest House soon.
If anyone needed a reminder why queer men of size so often have distain towards apps like Grindr, see above. And it doesn’t stop at size. This goes for queer men of color as well as femme men. THIS is why Grindr profiles that discount everyone who’s fat or femme or non-white are problematic and offensive. It’s people like this bro that make the queer community unwelcoming and even unsafe to people who don’t fit a mold as to what is “attractive.” Sometimes it feels like, at best, we’re a fetish; at worst, just an objectified hole to get them off so they can go to sleep.
Luckily, I’m a fat man who can take it in stride and I really do love my body so these things have a way of bouncing off. But it took me a long time to get there and no many people aren’t. For someone else these messages could have been dangerous to receive. (I was really proud of the “dick in the sea” comment, tho.)
Lastly, a lot of people try to place the blame on Grindr or hookup culture itself. That is the last thing I want to do. A healthy sex+ environment is something hookup culture can foster. Furthermore, sex is, or should be, fun for those of us who wish to have it. So. (Also, I live in South Georgia. Where else am I gonna meet other gays on a regular basis? Church? Nah. Grindr is honestly so important for that.) This is to call out the “masc4masc” “no fats, no fems, no blacks” that fester in the environment of Grindr.
Anyway. I’m done. Just remember folks. You’re beautiful. You’re valuable. Your body or skin or demeanor (or all of them!) is beautiful! Don’t let some bitter bro on Grindr make you think otherwise.
I’m sure many would raise eyebrows when they read the title because, Mori? A hero?
Many people portrayed Mori as a sadistic devil, but in no
canon situation has Mori ever shown any sadistic tendency (like Dazai has). In fact, I’d say
he’s the reverse of that. He took care of Elise very well, despite/even though
she’s his own ability. He never once has hurt people for the sake of hurting
In fact whenever he didn’t have any business to take care
of, his true personality shone through and it was not of a cold, heartless man
with no conscience. Rather it was one full of dorkiness and gentle patience. Here,
he even contacted Ango (who was sweating bullet because holy shit he’s being
called by the fucking boss of Port Mafia) just to ask what color of dress will
fit Elise more.
(For the love of anything holy I’ve scoured Ango and Oda’s
tag in tumblr yet I can’t find it. It’s the extra DVD comic featuring Buraiha
trio drinking and talking shit about Mori. In exchange, have these dorky dad and son interacting;
First thing first, I will give you what I think is the most
important fact about Mori. Look at his line in this scene
Now this is his true nature; his main motivation for doing
everything he did. The good of the organization.
At no point has Mori’s action ever benefit only himself. At
every instance he appeared in the story, he’s doing something for the Mafia and
for Yokohama. The only self-centered
thing he has ever done was asking Elise to wear what he wanted her to wear and
that’s moot point anyway since she’s his Ability and presumably modeled after
his ‘ideal’ little girl.
In this scene, he saved four members of ADA and even
gave Atsushi an important lesson. Why would he do such a thing when he could literally
immobilize Anne and Lucy by bloodlust alone? He could have let her take
Tanizaki and Atsushi, then pressure her to let him out with his memory intact.
Not to mention that his Ability, Elise, was waiting just outside, standing
by ready to break him out any time.
If he does this, not only he will go free with the memory of
the attack and thus the secret of Anne’s Room, he would also take care of not
one but three ADA agents. Rather, he chose to save all of them plus every
single person Anne has swallowed in the Dark Room.
is the scene where he took over as boss. The fact that
the Old Boss was bedridden and hallucinating while seemingly so thin,
also from the way he was narrated by Hirostu in episode 21, implicate
that his condition was something he contracted at a long period of time
rather than it being something sudden.
Notice the circumstance in which
he did it. Mori only killed the boss after he issued the order that would bring
destruction not only to the Mafia but also to the city and nation at large,
killing many people whether criminal or innocent. He didn’t do it before even though he could have.
By becoming the biggest bad of the bad, he resolved himself
to take care of the light from the shadows. And this is important because if he
hadn’t stepped in at that time either the Old Boss would have burnt Yokohama
down or another heinous criminal would have taken over and brings the nation
down with them.
He is protecting Yokohama by not letting people worse than
him to take control of its biggest criminal organization. Notice what Kouyou
think about him;
She supported him because of this too. She knew what it felt
like to under one of those leaders that cared only for money and power like the
Old Boss. Kouyou will not support people if all they brought with them was suffering
and death the way she was forced to feel when her dearest was taken away from
her. Under Mori’s reign, our queen Kouyou pledge her loyalty not to him but the
kinder way he brought.
It can also be seen in this scene.
Mori could have taken
effort to keep Kouyou there, but his tone and body language are open. He knew
that Kouyou can go anytime and he’s not fighting to keep her there; Kouyou
decided to stay on her own free will and he is appreciative of knowing he had a
single ally he can absolutely trust on who also knew of his true motivation.
In this scene
It was made clear that he respect the Old Boss, so much that
the death of a hundred subordinate made him embarrassed. He’s not upset that he lost some underlings,
he’s upset that he lost them without a good reason to justify their death. A
miscalculation has taken a hundred of his soldiers.
And you might think his reaction to this is rather cold, but
remember that all of them were members of the mafia. All of them are criminals who would be executed if they fall
into the hands of the police and they also knew what they’re getting into when
they joined the Organization.
You can probably say what he did to Odasaku was horrible,
sure. But it was expected for the boss of the Mafia to do so. (further reading
for this topic)
But you have to admit it was a stroke of utter genius. With the
gifted Business Permit and no longer fearing the government, Mori would be freer
to take down opposing criminal organization that might bother the peace. Rather,
he focused the Mafia to expanding its power and outwardly he did so, like this
there will be very little chance for either a rebellion or an enemy
organization attacking them in their HQ. This would also mean less threat to
Fukuzawa’s remark in this was absolutely true. Not only
between the two organization but also for him and Mori specifically. Mori loved
Yokohama, enough to dip into the darkest of dark to protect it. And Fukuzawa
knew it too because look at his line here
In this, it can be said that he didn’t want a war to break
in Yokohama that might disturb its peace. But then why say ‘balance’?
is because Fukuzawa knew the extent of his subordinate’s
strength also that they will be able to kill Mori if they go all out.
what he feared the most. While if he died, the Agency can be well-taken
in Kunikida’s hand, once Mori’s dead there’s no one to reign in the Port
and keep it from wreaking havoc, thus destroying the balance of Yokohama
into what it was before; the Dragon Head Rush. (you might want to read
novel of dark era to really grasp the situation. But basically it was a
gang war that led to many victims including the families of Odasaku’s orphans)
More than that, the people who might succeed Mori would not
be as kind as him. They might do what the Old Boss did and try to burn Yokohama
And this, I think, is also the main reason why Mori sent
Dazai away from the Mafia. It is, of course, easy to assume what Dazai remarked
about Mori’s intention in chapter 30/episode 21 to be the truth; that he did it to remove
a threat to his position.
But is this the whole story?
The fact that he kept Dazai’s spot empty rather than choosing
someone else to fill it was a paradox if you were to look at him from the angle
of a man hungry for power. He has
anticipated Dazai’s return, was so sure of it in fact that he sacrificed
monetary and workload gains of having another Executive. If he wanted Dazai
back in the first place, then why drive him out of the Mafia and into the ADA?
now, imagine what would have happened if Dazai took over
as the Boss if he’s still the same man he was before Oda’s death. Cruel,
ruthless and uncaring for people’s life as he was, he would have gone
same track as the Old Boss and destroys Yokohama as his mental health
eroded. Not even Odasaku would be able to save him from himself at this
This is also why he asked Dazai back to the Mafia after
taking such extreme methods to drive him out. Of course there are another
reason, that is he needed his right hand back to drive out the Guild as he
But the main reason why he asked back after all this time
was because there are people in ADA who have taught him about having something
worth loving and worth protecting.
Mori felt that Dazai has learnt enough about the light and
why it is something worth protecting. With it, when Dazai inevitably take his
seat as the Boss of Port Mafia, Dazai would be able to follow his legacy as the
Darth Vader of Bungou Stray Dogs and The Dark Knight of Yokohama. This is Mori’s
special way of grooming Dazai to become his successor.
All this was so Dazai can be his successor and not the Old Boss’.
Conclusion for those
who are too lazy to read 2000+ words of Mori being awesome: no, Mori is not
an evil incarnate born to manipulate everyone to his own amusement.
If anything, he’s the greatest hero of the story. The same
way the ADA is protecting the city and Japan from the light, Mori is protecting
it from the shadows. With the balance that has been made between him and
Fukuzawa, it is imperative that he keep doing what he did, or the balance will
fall and Yokohama condemned into a lake of fire.
Asagiri Kafka is truly an exceptional writer. They made Mori into
this all-bad boss of the Mafia while slipping in his real face every so often.
is the author who made every character complex and with their own
motivation. What made you think they’ll make the ‘villain’ as simple as
a man existing just to be a villain?
Even Fitzgerald and Fyodor got development
and reasoning for doing what they did, but the difference is they’re
arc-villain and not whole story-villain like Mori. Their reign will be over
with their arc, but Mori’s will live as long as BSD continues, so it’s
imperative that they got their development and exposition early on so the
readers can sympathize with them.
Thus I concluded my exposition of the anti-hero that has
been protecting Yokohama all this time not by bathing in sunlight but by
submerging himself in blood yet capable of keeping his head out of it depth;
Do you know any break up fics with a happy ending?
Thank you for these requests! ALL ABOARD THE ANGST TRAIN! (I couldn’t include a lot of fics because the breakup aspect is a spoiler, but let me know if I missed any that you think should be on here!)
Yuuri and Victor Break Up (With a Happy Ending!)
rekindlingby fan_nerd, Mature, 9.1k Victor stands on Yuuri’s doorstep in the pouring rain with a bouquet of flowers. It’s the middle of the night. The tall man is out of breath, soaking wet, and his eyes are red. Yuuri sighs, letting his ex-boyfriend in like the sympathetic fool that Victor knows he is. “What are you doing here?” He hurries to catch his breath and reply, but his mouth is dry. Victor doesn’t exactly have an answer to that question. WHAT THE HECK THIS IS AMAZING
Break the Cycle by SigmundFreud, Explicit, 26k Yuuri’s neck was bright red, matching the colors of his cheeks. His eyes were half-lidded with pupils blown wide. He could try to avoid Victor all he wanted, but standing this close to the man made Yuuri lose all rational thought. Victor was like a drug, the strongest drug Yuuri knew, and he could never reject those lips. I love this fic omg
Equal Footing by runningwafers, Gen, 4.3k When Yuuri says he wants to end things the night before the free skate, Victor breaks down. Maybe it’s the catalyst they need to finally get on the same page about their relationship.
See You Nextby rougeandtonic, Explicit, 12k (WIP) Yuuri realizes that he’ll sabotage Victor’s career if he asks him to coach and compete at the same time. This leads to a standoff of ultimatums over who will skate and who won’t. A standoff that ends with Victor in St Petersburg and Yuuri half a world away. SO MUCH ANGST
Let’s End This by DawnMalfoy, Not Rated, 1.9k Yuuri is not good at difficult conversations, so when it comes to having a difficult conversation with Victor things don’t go as he planned them to. HAPPY ENDING!
The Love We Deserve by cactusoctupus, Mature, 20k The thing is Victor is so beautiful, so brilliant. And he always imagined that Victor was just around Yuuri to have fun. To have something to do. The proposal however, made it too real. Yuuri could not accept Victor loving him that way. Because Victor deserved better than that. He deserved better. I haven’t read this yet but it was rec’d to me by a follower!
They Say by momichi, Teen, 3.6k They say Victor and Yuuri aren’t really a thing, but Yuri Plisetsky knows better. Very cute and a bit angsty!
Holding on for Dear Life by icterine, Teen, 2.4k It turns out that sometimes heartbreak happens in seconds, unexpectedly – and once it does, there’s no dulling of the senses. Victor’s heart shatters. Great one-shot!
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved by deeleeon, Teen, 9.3k (WIP) Victor and Yuuri have known each other for a long time… “We’ve been friends for 6 years, dated for another 3, was married for 2 and…. got divorced 2 years ago.” Victor says as he drinks his beer. “Maybe that’s the reason why you still can’t let go… You guys have known each other for such a long time.” Chris replies as he looks as his friend. “I should be fine. I’m the one who asked for a divorce…” Victor smiles bitterly as he stares at his drink.
Compromises by Ellie_Rosie, Teen, 51k **Graphic Depictions of Violence Their relationship was one of compromises, Yuuri thought, usually in Victor’s favour. Not that Yuuri minded - in all likelihood, he would probably set himself on fire if Victor complained about being cold. But there was one thing Yuuri point blank refused to compromise on; he would not step foot within a 100 metre radius of an ice rink. WOW!
Our Love by flippednique, Not Rated, 16k “I want a divorce.” There was a barrage of emotions on Yuuri’s face that ranged from shock, to hurt, to disbelief, to pained, to angry, to livid before he pulled away from Viktor completely, grabbed his scarf and left the house with the door banging on his way out. The word, “Fine.” rang like a death sentence. Strangely enough, Viktor felt like he could breathe. Sooo angsty omg
We Don’t Have to Stay Buried by nagoyadelay, Teen, 6k (WIP) Yuuri moved to Russia to be with Viktor. But everything went wrong. Two and a half years after a brutal break-up, Yuuri and Viktor have an unexpected encounter that leaves them both confused, vulnerable, and possibly… ready to try again? Have they both grown enough as people to form a lasting relationship? Or will they repeat the mistakes that doomed them the first time around? This is so so good so far!
stay by my side by paranoid_fridge, Not Rated, 3.1k “Finally!” somebody shouts and Yuuri jumps. Russian Yuri stomps toward him, expression dark. “He’s on his third round of that.” Yuri jerks a thumb to the rink behind his back. “Make him stop before he hurts himself.” Another great happy ending fic!
Liana and Alexa from Barbie and the Diamond Castle are in love and here’s the proof
So, a bit of background first. I used to be obsessed with the Barbie movies when I was younger, just like everybody else my age. From time to time, I catch myself re watching a few of them, such as the Magic of Pegasus and Mermaidia, which were my favorites. However, last night I decided to go for a different one, and I’m glad I did. I only watched Barbie and the Diamond Castle once when I was a kid. My scarce recollection of it was about two girls who sold flowers and ate bread from their cabinets and eventually found a castle in a lake. But, upon re watching it, I now understand that it is so much more.
I started taking notes originally just as a joke, but I’m actually 100% serious at this point. Also, it’s probably easiest to understand this if you are at least somewhat familiar with the movie, or you could watch it alongside my notes as I will be going in chronological order. But you do you.
My interpretation of Liana and Alexa’s relationship as more than just friends is under the read more because this is going to get really long. My notes were 1.1k words, but this is about 3k words. Also, expect too many commas, italics, and low quality pictures.
Okay. So, the story begins with normal Barbie and her friend, Teresa, singing a song about their friendship. Right off the bat, I noticed the lyrics.
Somehow when you’re around
The sky is always blue
The way we talk
The things you say
The way you make it all okay
And how you know
All of my jokes
But you laugh anyway
If I could wish for one thing
I’d take the smile that you bring
Wherever you go in this world
I’ll come along
Super cute. The lyrics, given no context, can easily be interpreted in a romantic way.
After finishing singing, Barbie begins to tell her sister a story about friendship, and here we are introduced to our two main characters: Liana and Alexa.
They live together in a cottage in the countryside and plant flowers. Honestly, that should be enough proof in itself. But, the remaining hour and fifteen minutes provide enough supplemental evidence that these girls are in love.
After Liana (the blonde) and Alexa (the brunette) finish singing the same song as Barbie and Teresa, Alexa describes the song as “magical.” Liana goes on to tease her about believing in magic and wishes, and Alexa chases her with a dish cloth. It’s only a few minutes in and they’re already flirting and just being cute in general.
Later, Liana finds two heart shaped stones in the river that runs near their cottage. Her immediate reaction is to call Alexa over and give her one of the hearts. Of course, Liana has to make sure her girlfriend doesn’t slip on the rocks though, first. She offers a hand as Alexa leaps about one foot over. Just an excuse to hold hands, I’m guessing.
Liana seizes another opportunity to hold hands with Alexa as they close their eyes and recite, “Best friends today, best friends tomorrow, and always,” and then share a laugh.
A magic spell is cast while their eyes are closed, and the hearts symbolize the physical manifestation of their love for one another. Alexa has the idea to turn the stones into necklaces, but before she can do anything, a storm suddenly rolls in and they head inside.
Liana surprises Alexa with the heart necklaces that she had wished for, and puts on hers, calling them “the perfect match.” Although, I don’t think she was just referencing the necklaces; Liana and Alexa are a perfect match as well.
The storm ends up destroying their garden, so the couple is left with very little income. They have two options on what to eat: bread and jam, or jam and bread. (Ironically, this is one of the few scenes I remember watching when I was younger.)
Alexa wishes that they could have more - more food, more clothes, more house. But when talking about her future plans, she doesn’t hesitate to include Liana in them. Each sentence includes an “us,” “our,” or “we.” Alexa is in love, and she doesn’t plan on spending her future without the love of her life.
Alexa and Liana acquire a mirror from an old woman, and then proceed to work to fix up the garden. As they work, they sing, and once again, I present you with some of the lyrics:
But I know that I’m never alone
I think of you
And how you never let me go
I feel connected
It’s like you’re sitting right
With me all the time
You hear me
You’re near me
And everything else is gonna be alright
‘Cause nothing can break this
Nothing can break this tie
They’re in love. Just saying.
The song about how in love Liana and Alexa are literally conjures a girl in the mirror. She sings along with them, and they quickly become friends. But, before they can bond too far, a dragon swoops down from the sky and tries to steal the mirror with the girl trapped inside. He burns their lovely cottage down, so the girls are left with no home.
Apparently, the girl in the mirror was an apprentice to three muses in a place called the Diamond Castle, where the stone hearts are from. However, one of the muses went rogue, so the Diamond Castle was hidden, and the key was given to the girl, an apprentice, to protect it. The dragon works for the evil muse who wants to regain access to the Diamond Castle.
While the girl in the mirror is explaining this, Liana looks at Alexa with so much love in her eyes it hurts my heart.
Since Liana and Alexa no longer have a house, they decide to journey to help the girl in the mirror find the Diamond Castle. While in the Valley of Flowers, Alexa hears rustling in some bushes and screams, believing it to be a snake.
However, it turns out it’s just some dogs, which Liana teases her for.
Alexa responds, “Okay, okay, I was only trying to protect you,” in the softest voice ever.
Okay, okay, that was really cute. During this scene, they also take in the dogs and name them Sparkles and Lily.
Liana and Alexa arrive in a town where, to get food, they sing at a restaurant. The lyrics aren’t super romantic here (since they have a crowd,) but there was one line I rather liked.
We’ll stick together
While they’re on this journey together, they will always have each other.
Later, Liana and Alexa are eating on a break, and they are approached by a pair of British boys who attempt to serenade them with a song about how handsome they are. Liana is unimpressed.
She’s too in love with her girlfriend to even consider the possibility of dating one of them. She’s confident Alexa feels the same way, as they share a look.
After they leave the tavern, the girl in the mirror observes, “They were really cute.”
Liana replies, “You have to be kidding,” and laughs. She could not care less, and she makes eye contact with Alexa again.
It’s what I like to call the knowing-lesbian look.
Unfortunately, while they are in the forest, the dragon reappears with the muse. She tries to hypnotize the girls into giving her the mirror with the girl inside, but is unsuccessful because of the stone hearts they wear. The necklaces, symbols of their love for one another, make them immune to dark magic since they came from the Diamond Castle.
Liana and Alexa manage to escape and are picked up by the two British boys from earlier. British boy #1 does flirt with Alexa but is greeted by an eye roll from her unimpressed dog. The best way to get rejected, if you ask me.
Also, the British boys keep trying to be funny, but they’re not - at all - and it’s really annoying. Liana even comments, “They think they’re charming.” (She knows her girlfriend is funnier and more charming than they could ever be.)
At this point in my viewing, I was a bit concerned that the British boys would become love interests for the girls, but I was pleasantly surprised. They weren’t too involved in the storyline, and I wasn’t greeted with a random wedding at the end a la Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper style. Some flirting occurred, but overall the British boys were insignificant.
Essentially, this picture is a summary of the relationship between Liana, Alexa, and the British boys:
The British boys fall into a hole. The troll who refused them access to a bridge is responsible, but I like to think they’re just that dumb.
In order to cross the bridge, the girls have to answer a riddle. They must name an instrument that you can hear, but not see or touch. Liana figures out the answer relatively quickly: your voice.
The troll is shocked that she got the answer right, and I was shocked at what happened next.
A rainbow bridge appeared.
Yeah. Even better was what happened after. Moments after Liana and Alexa step on the rainbow bridge, the bridge begins to recede quickly so that the British boys cannot gain access to it.
The gay girls who are in love literally walk away on a rainbow bridge from the straight guys pursuing them. Barbie did that.
While it definitely wasn’t intentional, I did find it hilarious.
Once over the rainbow bridge, Liana and Alexa continue their hike. Alexa grows extremely tired and stops to take a break. Liana immediately halts and turns around to comfort her girlfriend. “Are you okay?” she asks.
They care about each other so much. Goals.
After their break, the couple spots a house in the distance. Upon arriving, the man and woman who live there offer up their mansion to Liana and Alexa, claiming that it was destiny that they ended up at that house and it now belonged to them. (I don’t blame them - if a cute lesbian couple turned up at my doorstep, I’d offer them my house.)
As the man recites a tale about how it had been foretold that “two friends, best friends will come to live in the hall,” Liana and Alexa glance at each other when he mentions that they were destined to show up, together.
Because their love is destiny. There isn’t a universe out there where they aren’t hopelessly in love with each other.
(Side note: I also totally just realized they’re wearing the colors of the bisexual pride flag. Amazing. Lesbian, bisexual, however they identify, they’re in love.)
Now, this is where things get rocky. Alexa wants Liana to stay with her in the mansion so that they can finally have all of the food and clothes she wanted them to have in the future. The couple can spend the rest of their lives in the mansion and be safe and happy.
But, Liana wants to help the girl in the mirror find the Diamond Castle and defeat the evil muse. C’mon, Liana. Who cares about the plot, just go be happy and gay with your girlfriend.
“Stay with me,” Alexa begs.
Eventually, Alexa erupts in anger: “You’re choosing Melody over me!” she accuses.
Guys, it wasn’t the British boys we had to worry about. It was the girl in the mirror all along. Magic: causing lesbian fights since 2006.
Liana storms out angrily with Sparkles the dog. Alexa rips off the necklace Liana gave her and throws it on the ground with a sad look on her face. Depressing music is playing. This is the worst day of my life. Why aren’t they allowed to be happy?
Alexa hears a knock on the door, and her head hopefully perks up and she gasps, “Liana?” She already wants to put this fight behind them and spend the rest of their lives together, whether it be in the mansion or searching for this castle.
Turns out it was the evil dragon knocking at the door, instead. He kidnaps Alexa and brings her to the muse’s evil lair. Apparently, the mansion was a trap, and Alexa fell for it. At least Liana’s safe.
Until the muse brainwashes Alexa because she took off the love necklace that protected her.
“Where is your friend? Or should I say…ex-friend?” the evil muse taunts. Too soon, muse, too soon. Unfortunately, Alexa reveals Liana’s location unwillingly because she doesn’t have the power of love to protect her.
The movie then cuts to Liana ranting about how much she loves Alexa: “Miss her? Why would I miss her? We’ve only been friends for as long as I can remember. She’s been with me through the best and worst times of my life. She knows me better than anyone else in the entire universe. I - I feel like a part of me is gone.”
Now that’s what I call love. Also, Liana’s too busy expressing her feelings for Alexa that she doesn’t even notice the dragon swooping down and kidnapping her. Iconic.
Now, it gets kind of traumatizing.
The evil muse commands Alexa to walk off a cliff into a pool of acid. All Liana can do is watch in anguish and scream Alexa’s name as she walks closer and closer to the edge.
Liana is desperate to stop Alexa from falling off the edge. She can’t imagine life without her.
Thankfully, the girl in the mirror convinces the evil muse to stop and promises to tell her where the Diamond Castle is. They leave, but before flying off, the dragon knocks Liana and Alexa off the cliff into the acid.
When I started watching a Barbie movie, I really didn’t think I’d be encountering the Bury Your Gays trope. For a good 30 seconds, we’re led to believe that they’re dead.
Luckily, the camera then pans down and we see Liana clinging onto the cliff for dear life, holding her girlfriend’s entire dead weight with just one arm.
Damn. Liana’s strong. She somehow manages to pull both of them back up onto the cliff as well.
“I’m sorry, Alexa. Why did I ever leave? I’m so sorry,” Liana mourns. I’m not entirely sure why Alexa is suddenly unconscious, but, y’know. Plot. Liana had to cradle her in her arms, so I’m not complaining.
Lily the dog comes to the rescue carrying the necklace Alexa dropped on the ground. Dogs: saving lesbian relationships since 2006.
Liana puts the necklace around Alexa’s neck, and once again recites, “Best friends today, best friends tomorrow, and always.”
Liana’s love for Alexa literally just saved her life. Love is real, guys. Liana helps her girlfriend stand up, and then they search for a way out.
As they walk out of the cave, Alexa places her hand on Liana’s shoulder and apologizes for their fight. The two share a hug since they couldn’t bear to be separated from one another for too long.
The British boys return and Liana and Alexa find the evil muse and defeat her. (I oversimplified this because it’s just not relevant to their relationship. Whoops.)
Well, it’s not relevant until they need to unlock the Diamond Castle. Before them lies an empty lake, with no castle in sight. Liana and Alexa realize that they can only see it with the key: a song. And, oh boy, these lyrics.
Every breeze that whispers
Reminds us constantly
Sometime’s what’s real
Is something you can’t see
Believe in all that can be
After singing, the Diamond Castle rises out of the water and towers over them.
Specifically, the lyrics sometime’s what’s real is something you can’t see really struck home with me. The Diamond Castle is a metaphor for Liana and Alexa’s relationship. Their love is what’s real, but it isn’t something that you can obviously see since it isn’t outright stated (given it’s a Barbie movie in 2006.)
Inside the castle, the girl from the mirror is safe and Liana and Alexa are crowned princesses of music by the muses. Mirror girl asks them to stay in the castle with her.
But, Alexa refuses, “Live in this beautiful castle? Once, I would have said yes in the blink of an eye, but now, I just want my old home back. It was more than enough.”
She has realized that it isn’t the material things that matter, it’s the love she shares with Liana that she doesn’t want to live without. Alexa wants to return to their simple but happy life in the countryside with their garden and two dogs.
The muses grant Alexa’s wish by handing her seeds to plant and regrow their flowers at home. To celebrate their success, the girls reprise the song from the beginning of their story with a change in lyrics.
It’s not an accident
The time we spent apart
But now we’re so close
I can always find you
Right here in my heart
You’ve given me
Something I need
And I don’t ever want it to end
Because of you
I know I’ve found my strength again
They’re in love. Do I even need to explain more at this point?
The girls wave goodbye to the British boys and muses to spend the rest of their lives accompanied by their dogs and at peace in the countryside. Liana and Alexa rebuild their cottage and plant the seeds for their future together. Literally.
The movie ends as we return to Barbie and Teresa in present day. Stacie, the younger sister, comments, “I would have hated it if Alexa and Liana didn’t make up.” Same, Stacie, same.
Barbie and Teresa then sing the final lyrics of the movie:
Because this was a movie about two girls, one love story.
Taylor : That’s always the coolest thing about hearing what Hayley writes is that she’s being honest. There’s so many love songs that say ‘hey man, everything’s perfect and beautiful and everything about you is awesome and this is all great’ but Hayley always writes for the people who can’t relate to that. I love this person but I am dark, this feels dark. I always love that because that’s real…
“Let’s talk about how Harry chose children of all religions, races, hair colors, etc. There’s even a baby with down syndrome, diversity and inclusion in this video, I think it’s the best thing of all."
The slamming sound of the door echoed around the room after Jongdae left. Minseok’s back was tense and his hands were balled into tight fists at his hips and you could see the slow rise and fall of his shoulders as he inhaled a deep breath.
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The business card said “Professional Companionship” and “Specializing in the Intimidating Significant Other Ruse” and “Available in a Variety Of Backgrounds, Religion, Platonic but Boyfriend Material to a Point” and Tony turned it over in his hands at least a thousand times as he waited for the doorbell to ring.
This James Barnes character had come highly recommended by his personal trainer, Sam Wilson, who had hired James to go to a party with him as a show of support for another friend who had recently come out. Surprisingly enough, he had also been recommended by Pepper Potts, Tony’s new assistant, who had seen the card and shared a frankly adorable story about hiring him to go to Thanksgiving dinner at her new step-mothers home and he had proven himself both smart and hilarious and Pepper credited him as the reason she and her step mother had a decent relationship at all.
So two glowing reviews from people Tony trusted, and one phone call later– just to set up a time and place to meet– and Tony was pacing his apartment anxiously, waiting for James to show up.
There was about a thousand reasons why hiring someone to hang out with him felt about six shades of wrong, but Tony ignored all of those. He was lonely, and wanted to be held and both Pepper and Sam had promised that this guy wasn’t anything like an escort, so he was the right choice.
Tony supposed he could be out meeting singles at a bar or something, but that idea made him want to scream. He didn’t have time to do that sort of thing, not after taking over the company last year after his father had passed. Tony barely had time to sleep, so dating and friends and all that had fallen by the wayside.
Hence calling this… Professional Companion… which all the sudden was seeming sad and desperate and–
–oh shit, the doorbell.
Tony straightened his suit jacket with a quick jerk, smoothed his hair back and after taking a deep breath and muttering a quick prayer, he opened the door.
Tall, dark and jesus christ he’s gorgeous grinned down at him, and Tony managed to smile back, holding out his hand automatically to shake. “Hey. You must be James.”
“Please, for the love of God call me Bucky.” The man laughed and shook his hand firmly. “Tony, right? You ready to hang out?”