max i blame you

Day 30: Magnus + Max

Magnus had almost missed seeing him. He’d been so focused on finding Alexander when he’d portalled into the Institute, that he’d passed the room, his mind working the different places Alec could be that it took a couple of seconds before he realized when he’d just seen.

He backtracked and sure enough, standing on several stacks of boxes, a little boy was trying to slide a fishing rod through the tiny space left by the slightly open window, leading into the next room.

The boy was so engrossed in what he was doing that he didn’t even notice Magnus walking up to him, and leaning against the wall adjacent to the boy’s impromptu fishing spot . Magnus studied the tiny rugrat for several seconds, the focus of those eyes—brown he thought they were—the way the boy didn’t let the blond hair that fell over his eyes distract him from achieving his goals.

He had to admire the tenacity, especially because it reminded him in no small part of Alexander.

But tenacity, no matter how much a person had it in spades could not retrieve whatever it was that the boy wanted to get from the next room, and some seconds later, he released a deep sigh, a sigh that had Magnus’s mouth twitching at how tortured and long-suffering it sounded, and turned around.

The boy didn’t jump or act startled. In fact, he looked more curious than surprised.

And yeah, his eyes were brown.

“You’re looking for Alec.” It was a statement, not a question.

Magnus nodded.

“I’m Max,” the rugrat said as he extended his hand.

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Modern wasteland family AU Furiosa being an involved PTA parent as the ultimate embodiment of “Fight me Hellen.”

Max as the quiet dad who comes and picks up the kids on occasion and is a complete single parent magnet.

Other parents not realizing Furiosa and Max are married because they kept their own last names and have never remotely displayed affection in public.
Its a bit of a shock when she approaches him during a parent meeting asking for the keys and squeezes his shoulder when she gets them.

The sisters each having a different Vuvalini to bring for grandparents day.

Valkyrie is a vodka aunt.

I have lost all control help me.

After Nathan trashes Max’s room he finds a selfie that he really likes and think she looks cute in. Which stops him from destroying her room further. Nathan takes the selfie and hangs it in his room, and doesn’t think that Max will ever find out. 

The Clan of the Boltcutter

or, Why Keys Are Not the Tools of Freedom

Science fiction is a genre that loves its stuff. For a genre of ideas, the invention frequently takes center stage as the manifestation of those ideas, as the crucial prop of the plot twists, and as the symbol of whatever deeper meaning we find in stories of the Future-That-Could-Be. In a world of outlandish vehicles, practical prosthetics, and that damn guitar, the humble boltcutter may be the most powerfully symbolic object in Mad Max: Fury Road.

The recurring skull/skull-in-steering-wheel motif certainly dominates the beginning of the movie. What are the women and the audience left with at the end, though? For a story of escape and freedom, in which locks and chains make repeated appearances, we need a symbol similarly oriented around getting out, away, loose. Not a key, I’d argue, nor a vehicle, but the boltcutter: a tool favorable for the physically weak, independent of any of their oppressors, and designed to dismantle that which binds.

(Warning: under the cut, spoilers for everything. Seriously, much spoiler, so details, very warning.)

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Confession: Real talk though? I bought the Origins Edition for both PC & PS4 solely to get the Slipstream skin for Tracer. I couldn't help myself, it looks so badass! The aviator shades, the scarf, it all just screams “badass," and Lena rocks that look so well, unf. I just had to have it! Now, if I could just play her well (lol XP).

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I FINALLY FINISHED!!!!!!!
This took forever and for anyone who waited for this to get posted tonight you are a champ. 
Of course posted at midnight, fuck…
youkaiyume this is all your fault and I hope you enjoy the madness you’ve caused. 
Also can I say that From Eden by Hozier gives me horrendous otp feelings just ow.
Hope this was worth the wait…

Eden
Furiosa gives him his own place in the gardens, and he makes it theirs.

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