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Democratia Aut Mors, Sed Non Imperium

Frantically posting a story I wrote a year ago (seriously, a year ago) in order to appease the people who just started following my blog (I’m alive I swear)

We were the pride of the Ytrian Imperial Fleet. Five hundred ships, more than most species had in their possession, military and civilian. Five hundred ships, tens of thousands of sailors. So we did what we do best, what empires do best, we expanded our territory.

We expanded, and our rule was benevolent. We built hypergates, expanded trade, ensured the naked were clothed and the hungry were fed. We did this for those who we conquered, and in time they came to love us. A line of emperors a hundred generations long unmarred by a succession war, a line of emperors a hundred generations long each educated from birth to know they served the people. We had perfected the rule of a monarch, we had perfected the hereditary leadership, by getting rid of the only issue it had. Unreliable monarchs.

So when we came to the edge of a Republic, we were amused. Many species that now lived and died in the borders of our great empire had experimented with democracy at one point in time, and now all had renounced such failings and were happily in servitude to our glorious leader, Emperor Ytriax'us the Forty Third of His Name, Light of the Empire, Great Servant of the People.

So when we came to the edge of a Republic, we did what we always did. We gave them a choice. Submit to us peacefully, or submit to us through war. We will give you all the boons of the empire, or grind your armies away and restructure your planets to better serve.

The first of the Republic’s planets came to us, and they accepted our benevolent offer. They were enfolded in the arms of the empire, and loved as all our people are loved. They were given boons of technology such as their planet had never seen.

Then came the second, the third, and eventually the fifteenth planet of the Republic to submit to our glorious empire. We grew ever stronger, as was our destiny, as was our duty.

The other planets of the Republic, they would not submit. So we marshaled our great fleet, our five hundred ships, and we sent them to war.

The Republic met us in combat, and the Republic fell in combat. And the Republic was absorbed into our benevolent empire as dozens of species before it had been absorbed into our empire.

That is, they were going to be. But right as our great fleet, still with four hundred and sixty six great ships of combat was about to finish off the flagship of the Republic, and bring the predictable end to this predictably tragic combat, four massive ships jumped into the system.

All four were huge ships, many times larger than any of our battleships, and all were emblazoned with similar words, hated words, words I have come to dread hearing. The Yorktown, the Waterloo, the Normandy, the Gettysburg. A pale skinned biped came onto the screen.

“You sailors, soldiers, and ships of the Ytrian Empire. You will visit no more violence upon these people. You will depart this system and all systems which did not voluntarily join your empire now, or I swear you will suffer the consequences. These ships are those of the Knights Terra, as are those that will follow, and you will visit no more war upon those peaceful stars.”

We laughed, shocked by the presumption of these four ships. What paltry force this was, to presume to issue demands to us. We were the Ytrian Empire, and we knew no master but our Emperor, may he reign forever.

So our Admiral, great Ytriax'an, cousin to the Emperor Most High, amused by their impertinence, deigned to speak to the scum.

“You who are the Knights Terra, we know not of you, but you clearly know of us. We are the ships of the Ytrian Empire, and we will not permit you to stand in the way of progress. All will come under our benevolent rule, by peace or by force the choice is yours.”

After that, after that there was violence. Sudden, immediate, overwhelming violence. We had no idea the Terrans were in range for their weapons. We had no idea their missiles were capable of destroying one of our Battleships with a single blow. We handful of survivors fled, ran for the safety of home and Empire.

As we left that system, they broadcast a single message to us.

“Democratia aut mors, sed non imperium.”

We’ve spent the last decade decrypting that message. It is in a Terran tongue that was dead a thousand years ago, but they stubbornly refuse to let go entirely. Loosely translated it means “Democracy or Death, but never Tyranny”. It is the motto of the Knights Terra, who have rained death and destruction upon our Empire.

To your battle stations now crew, the Stalingrad just warped into the system, to join her sisters the Madrid, the Bull Run and the Kursk.

Defend the Emperor, prepare to meet your ancestors with dignity, and when our Empire dies remember those who destroyed it. Remember those who shattered our rule, who would not suffer our Emperor to spread his rule throughout the galaxy.

Remember the Terrans

anonymous asked:

Y'know, I've been having a sneaking suspicion lately that the ex was going to show up later in the story. I knew that we weren't going to see the last of him but obviously didn't know when. It just felt like things were going so good that, sooner or later, jerkwad ex was going to plot something to ruin that in some way. I'm very eager to see what you're going to write! :D

I like to lure everyone into a false sense of security.  ;)

But really, we’ve gotta deal with him, the parents, and her other stresses.  I’ve been trying to have the skeles have a positive influence on her and how she manages her life, and I hope that what happens reflects that.  I don’t want the skeles to fight her battles for her, either, but rather give her the courage and strength to stand up for herself instead of falling back into a pattern of abusive behavior.

You’re entering End Game Spoilers, my dear.

Shhh, my sweet anon.  Don’t worry about it right now.  
It’s gonna have a happy ending. 

Hopefully!  I’m kinda vague on which skeletons have come through since people have been doing their own fanfics for it.  xP  But as far as I have lined up, UL and DT will definitely make a one-chapter appearance, and G!Sans might come back every now and then.  Securitale is also going to make a guest appearance!  

The Christmas special sounds like a fantastic idea, though!  Like the Christmas Party AU, where they all gather and wear sweaters.  x]

As of right now, he isn’t even aware that she has an ex.  I’m saving that revelation for later.  Q had looked through her FB page, and thought about digging a little deeper… but he decided to respect her privacy for now.  

Don’t worry; Q’s going to have his moment with the ex as well.

  • people on any group shot with merrill: replace her with anders and that's--
  • me, knowing how well she works as dps, support, or tanking if used correctly: --a bad, bad choice. make your own post.
A-level Tips

1. Pick subjects you enjoy. There is no point in picking a subject because you need it for a career even though you hate it.

2. A-levels are a massive jump from GCSE and as a result you will fail at least one test in the first month. Don’t worry about it.

3. Start studying straight away. You may have a free period on your first day back, use at least half of it to review material you covered that day.

4. Seriously, use study periods to actually study. Visit teachers of you need to, but get work done. Don’t talk to your friends for the whole period.

5. Sit on your own in study, if needs be. Shut down conversations if you want to study. Put earphones in if it helps.

6. Stay on top of everything. Use a planner, you will most likely have two teachers per subject giving you different deadlines for different homeworks/tests in the same subject.

7. Keep up-to-date with your notes. Don’t do them the day before the exam. It will not help. You won’t remeber all that much.

8. Your teachers are your ‘new best friend’s if you don’t understand a topic or a theory, ask for help. You won’t be able to bluff your way through it now.

9. Past Papers! Do all the past papers from your exam board. Ask your teachers if they have any older ones. They are particularly helpful in maths as you learn the style of questions asked.

10.Actually read and use the text book. Some of my note from school left information out or included irrelevant information.

11.Post-It notes are great for adding information to text books without writing on them. Carry some with you in your pencil case.

Can anyone think of anymore?

Above all else, if you need a break take one. If you want to spend the day watching Grey’s Anatomy, do it. Don’t burn yourself out, it’s not worth it and if you’re struggling ask for help from anyone you trust.

Good Luck!

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LOOKS LIKE I FOUND SOMETHING NEW: The Early Years

Before there was Green Day there was a band called Sweet Children. And before there was Sweet Children there were a couple of kids named Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Pritchard. I’m not going to go too deep into personal histories here, because there’s so much else to cover, and it’s the kind of thing that’s already been gone over in every Behind The Music-esque profile, and because it’s not really what OWOB is about. But here’s the basic outline: BJ and Mike were both born in 1972. Billie Joe was surrounded by music from birth, as his father was a jazz drummer (who made a living as a truck driver), and BJ’s first “album,” Look for Love, was recorded when he was five years old. Billie Joe’s father died when BJ was ten years old, the same year that he met Mike, who had been put up for adoption by his mother not long after birth due to her heroin addiction. Mike had moved to Rodeo, California, where Billie Joe lived, with his adoptive mother and sister.

Billie Joe and Mike started playing and writing music together very quickly after meeting, and by the time they were 15 they had added a drummer to their group and named themselves Sweet Children. With the development of the band, they dove into the local punk scene, which in the Bay Area meant 924 Gilman Street, an all-ages alternative music space and non-profit organization. Billie Joe in particular has always been vocal about how Gilman gave him a place and a community where he finally felt like he belonged, and the ethos of the club can definitely be seen to have influenced Green Day’s own:

Gilman, today, is one of the longest-running independent music venues in America, having outlived even CBGB’s, and I would hazard a guess that at least some of that success comes from its collective-inspired ethos. Founded in 1986 by Maximumrocknroll’s Tim Yohannan and Victor Hayden, Gilman has from the get-go been conceptualized as an all-ages space for bands to play without worrying about conventional music promotion, and for audience members to attend gigs without having to worry about their own safety. It was a reaction against the rising violence and right-wing tendencies in the 80s hardcore scene, and as such operated on principles less like those of a music venue and more like those of the coolest community center you could possibly think of. As Josh Levine, an early volunteer at the club remembers:

“There was something in the air, you could say, back then. A good feeling, or a sense of pulling together, and unity among people who just wanted to see bands that was free of sexism, homophobia, racism, and especially violence. Shows were not as safe then — there were shows I went to before Gilman where I got beat up…. Shows where I went to jail, just for being a punk rock kid out after curfew. And worse, shows where I saw people getting beat up by skinheads, or jocks, and there was not a damn thing I could do about it if I wanted to stay healthy. Those were the kind of things that motivated us to get involved.” (924 Gilman)

Since then, Gilman has become famous in alternative music circles, as a venue and as the launching place of the careers of not only Green Day, but also Rancid, Operation Ivy, and The Offspring.

At the time, however, Sweet Children didn’t manage to book a gig at Gilman until 1987, when they changed drummers to the locally-famous John Kiffmeyer (aka “Al Sobrante”). They quickly developed a reputation in the Gilman and Bay area scene, and met Larry Livermore, the founder of Lookout! Records, in 1988. He signed them, and they recorded their first EP, 1,000 Hours, after changing their name to Green Day in order to avoid confusion with the similarly-named local band Sweet Baby.

39/Smooth, Green Day’s debut album, was released in 1990, and the band went on their first US tour that same year. They left the day after Mike graduated from high school. After the tour, Kiffmeyer left Green Day to go to college. Tré Cool played his first show with Green Day in November 1990, and the band as it still exists was formed.

In 1991, Kerplunk was released, and quickly gained popularity. An easy story to tell about Green Day is that they arrived out of nowhere with Dookie, but their success had already been building beyond both the band and their label’s expectation with Kerplunk - which got national airplay and high sales (it became Lookout!’s highest selling release and has since become one of the best selling independent albums in history) - and the resulting national and international tours. Kerplunk also began the development of Green Day’s signature melodic punk sound, in songs like “Welcome to Paradise” and “Christie Road”. There is, on the whole, a massive jump in quality between 39/Smooth and it, and Kerplunk still stands as a solid, well-written album even in the face of the massive successes Green Day would go on to have with subsequent records.

The success of Kerplunk garnered the band attention from major music labels, and in 1993 they left Lookout! to sign with Reprise Records. In September of the same year they played their last show at Gilman Street in nearly a decade (they were “banned” after the release of Dookie - although they showed up at the club in 2001 and played anyway - but we’re getting ahead of ourselves).

- Jacqui // @sandovers​

Dean Having Feelings for You

Dean Having Feelings For You

 (ahhhh I know I’m only on season two but here’s the thing: I can’t help but make something for Dean I absolutely adore him, and this is a really short thing I don’t know…it might not be accurate to season 12 but I’ve only seen like halfway into season 2 I need to hurry because season 13 is starting I think if I try really hard I can binge binge binge and catch up sooooon.)

  • He’s overprotective (almost more than he typically is with Sam)
  • He never wants you to leave his sight. (So he can keep you safe, of course.)
  • Making pie isn’t a requirement, but it really helps when trying to earn a spot in his heart.
  • He tries not to be vunerable around you (but fails miserably.)
  • He’s just real cute around you. (He really lets out his inner Geek.)
  • Sam’s always rolling his eyes at what he does when he’s around you.
  • “I bet you I can jump over that car.”
  • “No way, Winchester. I’ll take that bet.”
  • You were massively impressed by his jumping skills when he literally leaped over a car.
  • It may have been parked, and fairly small, but still.
  • He knew he impressed you, and would go on to brag about that whenever you weren’t around.
  • Dean thinks his feelings/intentions with you are clear but literally no one else can tell.
  • He gets a little upset with guys when they flirt with you and he just gives them a sideways glance.
  • “I don’t understand, halfway through our conversation he just bolted out the door.”
  • “I don’t blame him, if I were talking to yo- OW! What the hell?”
  • So maybe Dean wasn’t too good with flirting with you.
  • He cared about you, and that scared him, and he didn’t know what to do about it.
  • He’d tried his normal routine but you’d just laughed and said he was “drunk off his ass”.
  • That’s when he’d tried impressing you, but you still didn’t seem to understand what he was trying to say.
  • So, he just went along in silence, trying to get you to realize how he felt about you.
  • No way was he gonna tell you.
  • He’d wait as long as he needed to.
  • You’d realize eventually…

right?

We Used To Dance

Prince Adam/Beast x reader

The Curse Series:  Part one, part two, part three, part four

Author: Lil Laddie

Words: 894

Warnings: Angst

A/N: SCHOOL IS OUT!! Today was our last day of finals which was awesome!! I finished out the school year with pretty good grades. At least, I see them as pretty good anyways lol. I hope you guys are doing good with your finals! And have an amazing day!! Love y’all!!


“What’s wrong?” You demanded, sprinting through the doors of the west wing.

“You came.” Adam smiled, stopping from his pacing of the wide room.

Adam hadn’t expected you to come to his aid when he had sent one of his servants to go fetch you. He had been ignoring you for years now. He could still remember the vile words he had said to you, yet you came. For some reason, you still cared for him and he did not understand why. He should be nothing to you after all that he has done.

“Of course I did! You said you needed my help. What is it?” You asked, glancing at the rose behind him that only had a few wilting petals left.

“Belle and I are going dancing in the ballroom tonight.” Adam mumbled, looking at the floor nervously.

“That’s fantastic! One step closer to breaking the spell.” You smiled, trying to force back your jealousy of Belle.

“Well, I haven’t danced in years and I…” Adam trailed off, making you laugh lightly.

“Adam, you are stressing too much. Just relax and remember the last time you danced.” You tried to reassure Adam, a smile on his face from hearing your laugh.

“How could I be stressing too much? I am going to make a complete fool of myself!” Adam roared, expecting you to cower as he lost his patience. Instead, you stood still without a trace of fear on your face.

“I would help you if I could but…” You paused, looking down at your very unhuman body. “I’m afraid I won’t be much help with reminding you how to dance.”

“Actually, you will be more than enough help.” Adam stated, causing you to furrow your brows in confusion.

“I don’t understand what you’re asking me to do.” You said hesitantly, not knowing what to expect.

Adam didn’t try to explain himself, instead he picked you up in his massive paw. You jumped slightly, not having been prepared. Adam stared at your face for a few seconds before clearing his throat.

“Show me couples dancing.” Adam said, watching intently as your face faded from the glass mirror.

The mirror first showed images of couples Adam had never met before. They danced and twirled, but watching them was doing him no good. This was not working out as well as he had hoped. Adam moved to set you down, but stopped when he saw an image that was much too familiar with him.

Adam held you closer to his face as he watched intently. This had happened not too long before the enchantress came. He had almost forgotten how beautiful you had looked when you were human.

~~~

“Dance with me.” You pouted, holding out a hand to a human Adam.

“If it will make you smile again.” Adam nodded, taking hold of your open hand.

Adam began to twirl you around the ballroom. Your laughter echoing through the large room, making Adam laugh with you. The two of you moved gracefully together, not once having to look at your feet. It would be hard to miss the admiration that was clear in the couples eyes as they looked at each other.

A couple members of the castle staff stopped to watch the two with a smile. The servants loved to see their master losing some of the traits his father had forced upon him. They had waited so long to see him happy again and it was brought back by you.

“You should dance with me more often.” Adam grinned, spinning you closer to him.

“I would love that.” You said, never once letting your eyes stray from his.

“Then why don’t you ever come to my balls?” Adam asked, raising an eyebrow at you.

“I would rather not have to compete with the other ladies there for you attention.” You sighed, not enjoying the thought of seeing other women throw themselves at Adam.

“If you were there, there would be no competition.” Adam promised.

“Sorry for the interruption master, but you are needed for a meeting.” Cogsworth interrupted, causing Adam to scowl at him for ruining the moment.

“You are fine, Cogsworth.” You quickly reassured him, hoping that it would ease Adam’s anger. “I will see you later.” You smiled at Adam.

“See you at dinner.” Adam quickly placed a kiss to the back of your hand before leaving.

With his back turned, you let your smile turn to one of disappointment. You barely ever saw Adam due to him trying to run a kingdom. It was heartbreaking, yet you were determined to push through it. You had never felt something like you had with Adam.

~~~

Adam set you back down as your face returned in place of the memory. He never knew how sad you were when he would leave for meetings. He hadn’t just made you sad when he had distanced himself. He had made you sad from the beginning.

“Did that help at all?” You asked with a hopeful smile on your face.

“Yes.” Adam answered, when in reality it had only made him dread dancing in the ballroom with Belle. “Thank you, (Y/N)”

Adam looked at you with longing, before he turned and left the west wing. You watched him leave as the smile that was on your face fell.

“I remember when we used to dance.”

anonymous asked:

happy birthday!!! word: butt character: yuuri katsuki

Oh geez anon, what have you done??? Ha ha ha here comes your 5+1, Five Times Victor admired Yuuri’s butt from a far and one time… he got a bit closer… lol (The whole thing is under the cut, just in case although not super NFSW, it is all about Yuuri’s butt ha ha)

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and for prompting me in the Nerd Birthday Game !!!

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Reckless

Prompt; Angry kiss and I thought I lost you kiss

Requested by @levycchi



She was pissed.

Of all the stupid, idiotic, dumbass things he could’ve done, this was the worst. She supposed she could be a bit more graceful and tactful in her reaction, seeing as how he did just take a lightning bolt for her, but she was a little too angry to think clearly.

It had to have hurt. It shocked him to his knees, leaving him panting as sweat beaded on his brow. She could see little red lines spreading from his piercings, indicating that the studs made the attack worse than it should’ve been. It didn’t help that it was raining either, exacerbating the situation further.

He didn’t have to take it. She could’ve ducked; she’d seen it come and was just about to dodge it when his massive form jumped in front of her. She had frozen when his scream cut through the air, unable to think, let alone do anything as she watched his body fall to the ground with a heavy thud. Time seemed to slow, and she waited for him to rise, cursing like he usually did.

It was taking him far too long to move, and she nearly snapped when he finally coughed, sending waves of relief crashing through her as he rose to finish their enemy.

They didn’t speak on the way home, too tired and worn to do anything but focus on the road. When they finally took a break, quiet relief turned to indignant anger as she tried to assess his injuries, only to have him brush her away. She’d snapped at him, throwing down the towel she’d tried using to clean some of his bleeding wounds. She barely gave him a chance to retaliate when she grabbed his locks of hair (his shirt had been ruined in battle, why did his wardrobe have to suffer like this?) and pulled him roughly as she could towards her, grabbing onto his cheeks and pressing her lips onto his.

She’d stunned him massively, shocking him into silence as she pulled back, angry tears coursing down her face.

“Don’t you ever scare me like that again, Gajeel Redfox,” she sniffled, her voice hoarse. “Otherwise I will kick you in the face.”

anonymous asked:

It's more that he takes up so much screentime that no other character has gotten well-paced growth or a backstory arc. Cassandra suddenly had a call from the hospital that her tumor's worse but she hadn't had symptoms all season? Ezekiel is a super empathetic person for one episode then back to snark 24/7? Eve hasn't gotten focus since S1 Christmas, she's always Flynn's SO. I like him, but they're using him too much and we're going into the fourth season barely knowing any details about the cast

Okay I’m sorry but this actually made me laugh

“he takes up too much screentime”

Out of all 30 episodes, over 3 seasons, Flynn has only been in 16. One of them (And the Eternal Question) he about 10 minutes of screentime. Only 2 of those episodes were even focused on Flynn (”And the Hollow Man” and “And the Trial of the Triangle”).

“no other character has gotten well-paced growth or a backstory arc”

This has nothing to do with Flynn being in episodes. This is entirely because The Librarians is a small show with only 10 episodes per season. There are massive time jumps between episodes and we can only get so much story in 40 minutes.

The backstory of every character has been address in multiple occasions at this point. I mean, Jacob had an entire episode, “And What Lies Beneath the Stone (AKA Coyote)”, dedicated to his previous home life, in “And the Rule of Three” we learn that Cassandra’s family was rather controlling as well as her emotions over her tumor in “And the Heart of Darkness”, and in “And the Curse of Cindy” and “And What Lies Beneath the Stone (AKA Coyote)” we learn that Ezekiel once worked for MI6 and grew up impoverished. Jenkins even got backstory points in “And the Apple of Dischord” and “And the Fatal Separation”, as well as sprinkles of his history throughout other episodes.

I would also like to point out, the first show runner and one of the main writers for 1 and 2, John Rogers, was not fond of throwing backstory at the audience, in fact “backstory arc” probably would have made him cringe.

“Eve hasn’t gotten focus since S1 Christmas”

Eve focused episodes: “And Santa’s Midnight Run”, “And the Loom of Fate”, “And the Infernal Contract”, “And the Image of Image”,  and “And the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy”. We get backstory in two of these episodes as well as a little backstory in “And the Fatal Separation”.

“but they’re using him too much and we’re going into the fourth season barely knowing any details about the cast”

Once again, 16 episodes, and we know a lot about these characters for only 30 episodes, I’m not sure what show you’re watching.

Eve Baird:

  • Military parents, born on Christmas Eve
  • Spent most of her life in the military
  • Went through A LOT to get to her position in NATO including sexual harassment from the people she worked with
  • This resulted with her having some issues with self image and the way people interrupt you based on how you look, and does not like having photos taken of her because of this
  • Stays in touch with the people she fought with, even had a mentor
  • Incredibly protective, only wants the best for the Librarians and the Library
  • Also not “always Flynn’s SO” in “And the Hollow Men” she left his bitch ass behind when he wouldn’t stick around, and was prepared to do it again as many times as she needed to in order to protect Cassandra, Jacob, and Ezekiel
  • BEAT DESTINY LIKE TWICE WHO DOES THAT
  • Growth: Over the past 3 season we’ve watched Eve turn from a hardened boss bitch military solider to someone who cares fiercely but is still learning to be a guardian to someone who understands that the people she works with are human and acts in their best interest

Jacob Stone

  • Rural upbringing with a bitch of a father and a most likely absent mother
  • Worked on an oil rigging firm that his father hoped he would run with him one day whether he wanted to or not
  • Had to grow up with a father who thought he was a dumbass as he taught himself to read ancient greek texts at night
  • Has major league trust issues after spending about 30+ years hiding his identity from people
  • Passionate, will fight for what he believes, even if it’s against people he admires
  • Better singer than Ezekiel
  • Probably would’ve been a professor is he had a different life cause honestly he was enjoying himself way to much in “And the Cost of Education”
  • Doesn’t think too highly of himself when it comes to fighting, before “And the Fatal Separation” he only thought of himself as a bar fighter
  • Incredibly loyal once somebody’s earned his trust
  • Growth: Over the past 3 season Jacob as grown from a distrustful man who hides his abilities from the world to someone is unashamed of his passion and fully trusts the people around him

Cassandra Cillian

  • Had a mom and dad who pushed her to be the best in academics, no matter what she wanted
  • Diagnosed with her tumor at 15 years old
  • Her parents threw out all her STEM trophies when she became too sick to compete 
  • Grew up feeling inadequate, constantly reminder of her mortality as well as having to face her synthesis attacks 
  • Couldn’t go to college, despite how badly she wanted to
  • Child-like at heart, because she grew up with parents who never gave her the chance to believe in magic (they told her Santa wasn’t real when she was 3)
  • Picked her own death date when she was diagnosed with her tumor because she wanted to die on her own terms
  • Feels the need to prove herself because before she thought her gift was a curse that made her useless and now struggles with the idea that her gift is the only thing that makes her useful
  • BISEXUAL AS HELL
  • Growth: We’ve watched Cassandra gain control of her abilities gradually over the course of season 1 then gain confidence as she finds something she’s quite good at (combining science and magic) over season 2 to someone who has learned that she does not need magic or her gift to be useful

Ezekiel

  • Grew up impoverished (with someone else, as he says “we” in his monologue)
  • Was made fun of by the other kids, this made him grow to resent other people and just take what he wants
  • Was recruited by MI6 for his skills (and in fact did enough for and against the MI6 that he has 2 separate files)
  • Believes he’s only good at stealing, and is proud of his abilities
  • Met Flynn once while Flynn was the only Librarian
  • In that same time period, made a name for himself among the underground community of thieves
  • Spent a lot of times in night clubs, enough to be able to easily recognize different symptoms of drug use and how to treat them
  • Still cares greatly for the wellbeing of other people, even though he’s constantly egotistical 
  • He was at one point, the worst version of himself, and wasn’t even that bad
  • Growth: Went from literally the worst version of himself, someone who would bail on the people who needed him and would rather run then punch, to someone who would go through the same torture repeatedly to save his friends and not even boast about it, in fact he fakes forgetting everything, who sacrifice himself to help the cause, and would fight side by side with people who once though he was just an egotistical brat

Jenkins

  • Was once the night Galahad of Camelot
  • Fought his own father, who turned to the Serpent Brotherhood and bring chaos to the world
  • Has spent thousands of years working for the Library, tinkering and enhancing magical objects
  • Does not like the first Librarian, Judson, because he fell in love with the first Guardian, Charlene, but Charlene chose Judson over him
  • Is friends with Mrs. Clause apparently?!?
  • Also performed naked on stage at one point?!!?
  • Unfortunately that’s all I can think of because we haven’t had much with Camelot since season 1 and I’m just waiting for the Jenkins focused episode I need in my life
  • Growth: Grew from a grumpy caretaker who wanted nothing more than to be left alone and not bother to someone who cares deeply for the people he’s become friends with and actually charge into dangerous situations to save them after even being told not to (I mean, dude jumped off a cliff to save Eve man like my gosh)

I would list Flynn’s stuff, but I have 3 movies worth of backstory for him and I can’t properly separate it from the show without having to rewatch everything. 

However, I think at this point it should be rather obvious that Flynn being in only half of the series has done very little to actually affect the developing story and the character growth in The Librarians

They say that the world was built for two

MP100 Valentines Week 
Day 7; Flowers

pairing: terumob

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To Reigen’s credit, when he opens his front door late on a Tuesday night, to be met with a disheveled and mildly-hysterical teenage esper – whose brilliant idea of a polite greeting is “Please I need your help I am losing my mind” – he doesn’t so much as bat an eye.

“It was only a matter of time at this point,” he says blandly, and stands back to let Teruki inside.

And now they’re sitting on the sofa and the armchair respectively; Teruki curls his fingers around his usual mug, breathing in the steam and the scent of sweet cocoa as it drifts up to him (and it’s amazing, he’s never had a usual anything at someone else’s home before). It’s calming, more calming than a warm drink and familiar cup have any right to be, and after he’s managed a few sips and a few deep breaths, Teruki no longer feels like he’s on the verge of drowning. 

Reigen is waiting patiently for him to sort himself out, but surely that won’t last much longer. “I’m very sorry for showing up like this,” he begins with, hesitantly lifting his eyes. 

Reigen raises a brow and gestures with his own mug for Teruki to get on with it already. Okay. Fair enough. He’s danced around the subject long enough.

Carefully setting his hot chocolate on the coffee table, Teruki folds his hands together on top of carefully crossed knees, and says, as painstakingly as he had rehearsed a hundred times, “I have feelings for – for your student. For Shigeo.”

The words take a weight off his chest as he parts with them.

It feels better than he thought it would. To say it out loud, where someone else can hear. 

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I know I’m probably preaching to the choir at this point but…

The one thing I always admired about Stan’s character arc is that it’s been said numerous times - both by Stan in-show and even by Hirsch himself - that science and traditional book-learning are things that don’t actually come naturally to him. He’s certainly clever in many ways, but those particular subjects aren’t his strong suits, and don’t appear to have ever interested him.

But despite that, he still made the effort to buckle down and pour through hundreds of pages of text books and papers to learn everything he would need to help him understand the physics and engineering side of things when working on the portal. He probably had to get additional reading material because, unlike Ford, he hadn’t finished high school and there was likely a lot of subjects he had to teach himself just to bridge the massive jump he’d be making from high school calculus/trigonometry/etc. to quantum physics, so he could work his way up to the advanced materials. A lot of which were likely subjects he was the weakest at when he was being taught them the first time, and maybe even have to re-teach himself in some regards. With no outside help, if he ever got stuck his only option would be to power through and keep working at it until something eventually clicked and he figured the problem out. And, even then, there wouldn’t always be a direct connection to what was in those book and the massive portal in his basement - a device, by all accounts, only exists in theory.

All of which completely goes against what he’s most adept at doing. None of that came naturally to him, but he kept at it anyways because that was the only way he could get his brother back.

That’s dedication right there.

anonymous asked:

I just don't understand the massive time jump? If, for some stupid reason, it was necessary for him to die then okay but a massive time jump so they don't have to deal with the aftermath is just lazy and sad.. I'm rooting for a Petra + Jane ending bc I'm going to scream if rafael and Jane get back together.

Oh I am 150% convinced Jane and Rafael are getting back together and this is why there’s a time jump. Jennie knows there was no organic way to bring Jafael back together after Michael’s death (Jane and Rafael were obviously only co-parents, not even FRIENDS) so the time jump will just allow her to say “Jane and Rafael became friends” before they bang without showing us these two actually becoming friends. That relationship was rushed in S1 and it will be in S3. Doesn’t anyone tell me the JTV writers are clever. What they are is lazy af.

Fowl Industries

There is no Fowl Industries.”

“There will be.”

While the Fowl family owned a number of legitimate businesses (usually as cover for illegitimate ones), they never had a unified, overarching corporation. Artemis Fowl II sought to change that. He founded Fowl Industries with the intention of selling his technology, whether through production of goods or the licensing of certain designs to others. 

Nominally, Fowl Industries runs under the control of Artemis Senior, as despite it being the younger Fowl’s concept, he is too young to legally operate it. Senior’s guiding hand is in turn guided by Junior’s, whose genius and unrelenting nature enables him to take on competitors with major efficiency. 

Fowl Industries has a specialisation towards the design and production of electronic devices, ranging from compact-yet-powerful smartphones to full scale generators. Several militaries and governments contract off the company for their more advanced needs, leaving many wondering about just how this Irish start-up is managing to do so much.

Part of the answer lies in Fairy technology. Artemis, through espionage, outright theft, or even gifts, has gained access to quite a few bits of advanced tech. However, he has an understanding with the LEP to avoid the release of the more powerful stuff, after the C-Cube Incident caused a major situation. Artemis insists that improving Humanity’s technological prowess would result in less damage to the environment and reduce resource problems. In response, authorisation has been given to reverse engineer the less advanced environmental reclamation technologies, as making a massive jump in advancement too quickly would draw suspicion. 

Fowl Industries has several subsidy companies at its disposal, specialising in fields like robotics, advanced medical research, environmental protection, energy development, and aerospace engineering. They employ quite a few people of all trades, from electricians to coders to test pilots. Fowl Industries has a reputation for delivering results, no matter the task.

These subsidies go by names like Origin Aerospace and Lightbringer Energy Networking, which have quickly become known the world over as some of the most advanced companies in their fields. Larger groups like Lockheed-Martin and Boeing have been left scrambling to catch up to Origin’s powerful aircraft, while Lightbringer has gone far in getting clean and efficient energy production to where it is needed most. Numerous awards and contracts continue to be given out, and it seems that nothing can stop Fowl Industries from rising further.

uh

so like, uh, are they going to change david’s diagnosis to his canonical one- dissociative identity disorder? or are they gonna just completely wipe away mental illness now that he’s free of shadow king and we’re just supposed to get “normal” david or…

i’m just rlly confused cos rachel said that season 2 would be “sane man in an insane world” and hawley said david will have to face life where he has to take responsibility for his actions as opposed to before where these actions was cos of his mental illness (and shadow king).

so i’m rlly nervous because it seems like they’re taking away his mental illness and that would be very upsetting for 2 reasons. legion is legion because of his dissociative identity disorder which affects his powers. and the other reason being that mental illness was treated so realistically and respectfully on the show, to have it represented in this way was so relieving and comforting especially for many sufferers of mental illness so i’d rlly be upset, possibly unforgiving, if they took it away?

i could be absolutely wrong and jumping to massive conclusions and this isn’t meant to stir any trouble i’m just venting with anxiety i guess.

For the sake of sinking Gency, let’s demonize Mercy or Genji

One of the more tiresome Anti-Gency arguments at this point involves attacking Mercy or Genji’s character. Perhaps it is because fans of another ship that includes one of them feel they are being mistreated in Gency. Or perhaps it is them feigning righteous anger so they can make a jab at a ship they don’t like. Who would do something like that, right? 

Mercy is typically demonized as a an evil doctor who weaponizes and mutates her patients (meaning Genji and Reaper). Of course, there are some massive jumps in logic. First off, there is no proof she weaponized Genji or even worked on his cybernetics. We know she stabilized his condition and checked up on him. That’s it. As for Reaper, people act like she intentionally mutated him when it was an accident. Furthermore, this argument is altogether meaningless now that her involvement has been practically retconned out of the lore. 

As for Genji, he is demonized for in-game reasons. Genji is bad for Mercy because he flanks Mercy. Except… he flanks all medics, not just Mercy. Personally, my Mercy has been killed by more Pharahs, Hanzo’s and Tracers as of late than Genjis but that’s not the point. The point is that this argument completely ignores his actual lore and personality. The “I need healing” jokes have nothing to do with who Genji is. Genji would never hurt Mercy. Do you really feel comfortable erasing Genji’s colorful personality for the sake of prioritizing player interactions?

The worst part is I think a lot of the people making these arguments know they are flawed. They know Mercy truly cares about saving lives. They know she didn’t even approve of Ana weaponizing her medical technology. They know the cybernetics argument doesn’t hold up anymore. People know that Genji is canonically a sweet man who is playful and has words of wisdom. I’m sorry but these are not legitimate arguments and demonizing characters for the sake of trying to sink a ship is not cool. 

anonymous asked:

Okay so that caestridge article was PAIN!! Aside from the few bits of hope they gave us should we see season 5 (bless). Seems marriage is off the table as Lil doesn't tend to outright mislead fans like that does she? Iain seemed a bit more optimistic re FS but with Andrea's tweet do you think they reunite tomorrow and then the finale is their fallout so they struggle even to be together? I hope they end the season together at least in case we don't get renewed (although so hoping we will!)

Hi Anon!

Oh the interview was great for me!   If anyone missed it HERE is the link.  Please remember with these interviews that they are contractually obligated in things that they can’t give away.  And part of Lil and Iain’s job is to ‘market’ the show.  We typically see interviews come out for who will have a ‘big’ episode that week.  In All The Madame’s Men we got Ming, and it was a good May ep.   

No Lil does not lie to us, but she does have to be careful  IE even leading into the Singularity it was we’ll have to wait and see what happens with them kind of thing.  And also its hard with a print interview because we can’t see them doing that look they share when they are trying to hide something….and at Wondercon and C2E2 they were for sure hiding something good.

This also very much reminded me of how they were with the pre kiss interviews before 3x08.  AKA the moment the fandom combusted…remember those good old days guys?

Also the level of build up we suddenly have on the Fitzsimmons front is giving me pre kiss kind of vibes.  And that came out of NO WHERE too, I remember how down the fandom was then and then that beautiful image appeared to save us all.   So I’m going into this thinking positively!

It was the Life Model Decoy version of Fitz who brought up marriage, but will this be addressed again?

HENSTRIDGE: They’re just trying to get through whether they can even just be together at this point rather than get married. Fitz is potentially going to be in a bit of a tailspin because of what has happened. It doesn’t mean that they’re not going to have challenges on the other side. When they left the Framework, the base got blown up, everything was chaotic, we’re now coming back into that world. So I think marriage for them is very far off.

Here is where I’m at with the marriage thing right now…now this can change after I see what the heck happens tomorrow.  

Unless they are going to surprise the Hades out of us or there is a massive time jump in 22 I think we can at the very least take Marriage by season’s end off the table.  

What I will leave on the table is an engagement or what I feel is more likely a “Pre” Engagement.   Where the marriage thing comes up and Jemma tells him that when he is ready, be it in 10 minutes or 10 years (writers NO not 10 years), her answer will be yes.  

This gives us and them that goal, a bit of light in the darkness,  another step closer to Perthshire, and they are going to fix it together like they always do, but also acknowledges that they need time to heal and recover form what has happened.  

Based on Andrea’s beautiful beautiful tweet, Hypable, and now this  interview…yes I do think they are reunited towards the end of 21…but its going to be a pile of feels to get us there.   

And I do think we end the season with them still together.   From the EW article it looks that they will take those first steps in repairing things by getting back to basics and having to do what we haven’t seen them do ALL SEASON, be Fitzsimmons again in the lab.  They will need to work together to help come up with a way to stop AIDA/Ophelia/Whatever the heck we call her now Final boss mode.

What are Fitz and Simmons, in particular, facing in the finale?

DE CAESTECKER: Each other, literally and metaphorically.
HENSTRIDGE: Right, and they’ve got to find a way to work together. They have so much stuff going on that they have to be able to communicate to try to fix this issue. That’s what they’re struggling with, particularly for Fitz; he needs a good solid month in therapy, but he doesn’t have it. He’s going to come out and all of a sudden have to figure out some incredible way to of how to save the world again. He’s just been through a traumatic event. So, it’s just like one minute at a time at this point.

I also spoke in previous metas when discussing the fall out with Fitz that he’s going to be very hesitant to want to create again for a little bit, and we could see that start to manifest here.   So not only will it be getting him to a point where he can help but getting them back in their groove so to speak.  

I’m feeling cautiously good about renewal right now…and think we’ll know within the next week!