mentor & protege

Ship Appreciation: Levi & Mikasa

So I’m a multishipper, and one of the many ships I love is the relationship between Mikasa and Levi, whether it be romantic, familial, mentor/protege, etc. Normally I go to @canon-rivamika for everything Levi and Mikasa, but I decided to try something myself! I was pretty down about the anime’s treatment of Mikasa in the episode that aired today, episode 28, so I decided to cheer myself up by publishing early part of a ship appreciation series I’ve been writing.

Here I look at my favorite Levi and Mikasa moment so far: Chapter 30, when they rescue Eren. Originally I was gonna analyze their relationship all the way up to my second favorite rivamika moment, Chapter 84, but I guess I’ll take it in smaller chunks!

Beneath the cut, my EXTREMELY. LONG. rambling about how much I love Mikasa, and how much I love her relationship with Levi. (In that order, eheheh.)

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anonymous asked:

Batman Beyond was my first DC show, and when I see all your fanart of Terr-bear I can't stop grinning! (Also an addition to your comment on Bruce and Terry's relationship, I really like it too, they understand each other better then anyone and there is so much banter/sass :D)

It was one of my firsts too! :D I’m so glad you like it <333

UGH I love it
They’re so opposite but so similar, even their sass is affectionate. When Bruce is short with Terry or has to tell him to tough things out, there’s always an unsaid apology or supporting words soon after. He’s a steady guide for Terry, and in return Terry is Bruce’s hope. It’s sweet and one of my all time fav mentor/protege relationships.


Yeah Newt x Tina is the endgame and they’re so cute together and have so many things ahead but guys Goldgrave tho! 

Since Grindelwald has to be always in character while he’s around Macusa’s employees I’m certain Original!Graves and auror Goldstein have “friendly but not too much friendly after all we are both professionals” kind of relationship. Or mentor/protege even because Percival Graves is like a perfect example of an auror Tina wants to be, she respects him and she’s eager to show herself in good light in front of him more than in front of Madam President.

Why I’m so sure of it? 

He call’s her “Tina”. Not “Miss Goldstein”, not “Porpentina”, but TINA! 


Now let’s look at the gifs

Gif #1: 

When Graves arrived at the Wand Permit Office, the first thing Tina did is explained why she arrested Newt. But then she remembers that she interrupted a very important meeting minutes ago and now Tina holds her breath, stands still in high alert, ready to hear harsh words from her boss but nothing happens! (I assume she was demoted at least 4-5 days before movie begins and technically he isn’t her boss anymore but who the fuck cares? This man can be outranked only by President Picquery herself)

Gif #2: 

Then Graves encourage her to continue and she feels so relieved and LOOK AT HER SHY SMILE !

Oh God I love Newtina… and I’m on board with Goldgrave at the same time

Rise Up My Friend (And Live Again)

A.N - Sooo… about that sickly!Reborn fic I mentioned…

“I was prepared to die a dog’s death, Tsuna,” Reborn croaks as more blood pours from his mouth. His lungs ache, and the muscles in his body are screaming in pain. Yet he doesn’t allow the pain show on his face. Not in front of this boy, who has become Reborn’s shining beacon of hope for months now. “It’s okay–”

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Why is Yuri!!! On Ice so much like Hannibal?

There’s a question I’ve been meaning to ask myself, I have been a Fannibal since mid 2013, I have seen many shows since but none I’ve felt as strongly as Hannibal. And then as the third episode of Yuri!!! on Ice was aired, I watched it and was instantly hooked. Why did I jump so quickly from one fandom to another? What do they have in common? And why a no small number of Fannibals are watching Yuri on Ice now?

For starters, they look like complete polar opposites, one is full of life and hope and brightness, and the other darkness, gore and murder. But dig a little deeper and the fundamentals of the shows themselves are not dissimilar. Let me explain:

Yuri on ice plot: A Japanese figure skater named Yuuri Katsuki loses the Grand Prix Final, the most important competition in the world of figure scating, which makes him reevaluate his career and ambitions for the future. Meanwhile a seemingly perfect figure skater and winner of 5 Grand Frix Finals Viktor Nikiforov is done with postponing his life for skating, so decides to train Yuuri to win his first gold medal. They embark in a skater-coach relationship, thus helping Yuuri reach his full potencial as an ice skater.

Hannibal plot: An american criminal profiler and professor named Will Graham kills a murderer in the line of action which makes him reevaluate his feelings on taking a life and his work in general, he is directed to Dr Lecter’s office - a Renaissance man of outstanding intellect and abilities, but still leading a lonely life with no friends or people to relate to - where they have philosophical conversations of the nature of life and taking life, and as the three seasons advance they develop a mentor-protege relationship where Hannibal actively tries to let Will’s real capacity for violence shine through, hence making him a killer.

They are both stories about reaching your full potential, for good or bad, nice or evil -though in Hannibal all these concepts are open to debate-

Both main characters Yuuri Katsuki and Will Graham start their story ark at their lowest points, Yuuri defeated and out of shape and Will ill and haunted by the ghosts of murderers, later introduced to their saviors in order to achieve greatness.

There is also the matter of how both relationships evolve and step over the so called “fanservice” which leads us very often to Queerbating, taking their time in making the development of the pairs natural and in no way forced and treating different sexualities as a normal thing and not to be discussed or debated.

TD;LR:It is remarkable how stories that look so opposite from each other have almost identical narratives and views, and how fans from one extreme can pass to the other, at least until -if- the older show is -ever- renewed…

If you have any other ideas to add to this post, all are welcome!

What about when nobody knows?

So many fic have everyone knowing about Eggsy and Harry and the pining long before they do, so what if it was the other way around? 

What if Eggsy and Harry have been low-key falling for each other and getting together over a few months? Like they got Harry back and they start spending time together and they realise they could be something, and it’s all really slow and sweet and occasionally really hot and driven, but it works for them. They’re both just really private, Eggsy loves having a loving ‘normal’ relationship which is just his and Harry has never seen the need to air all the details of his life especially since he’s usually being monitored by someone.

Meanwhile, everyone else just thinks it’s so sweet that they’re close, the mentor and protege. Rox swears it’s the cutest thing that Eggsy and Harry have these movie nights where they watch those silly old movies no one else likes. Gawain sees them at the store bickering over produce and thinks Harry’s just trying to get the boy to eat better. Them spending time together, going to dinner/lunch, even Eggsy spending nights at Harry’s is just brushed off as friendship.

And then something happens, there’s a sweet kiss that’s too easy to come out of nowhere and at the confused/shocked looks the pair laugh it off, Eggsy rolling his eyes “I am allowed to snog my boyfriend!” Harry snorting as they leave “After the last few months I certainly hope so.”  

Everyone just stares at Merlin wanting to know how the fuck they- HE- missed Harry and Eggsy being in a relationship for months!  Merlin retreats to his monitors and has a little breakdown, going through old footage and mumbling “How! How did I miss it?”

anonymous asked:

Okay but, tell me moar about the kinds of things Sephiroth and Cloud got up to as mentor and protege. *chinhands*

The first few weeks were the death of what remained of Cloud’s self-esteem. Sephiroth gave orders and that was all Sephiroth ever said. With no praise or and few corrections Cloud just assumed he was doing terrible, but just kept going until Sephiroth would tell him to stop coming. Instead, Sephiroth decided Cloud was “ready” to start sparring. When Cloud asked Sephiroth simply told him, “if you’re terrible, then that would be my fault, no?”

Cloud began speaking up more and more during their time together. If it wasn’t a question Sephiroth usually didn’t deem it with a response, but he didn’t tell Cloud to stop and to be honest Cloud felt better when there was more talking. At first, it was mindless chatter. After meeting Zack Fair and realizing the other two were actually pretty heavy handed with praise. He got a little bitter. Sephiroth simply raised his immaculate eyebrows at being called an asshole. 

Sephiroth takes Cloud on “recon missions” around ShinRa. His only goal is not to be caught, by anyone else and to report on the movements of a “target” of Cloud’s choice. Cloud couldn’t believe the expression on Sephiroth’s face when Tseng of the Turks dragged him to his office, saying sending a SOLDIER over to spy on them was not a practical prank. Sephiroth just beamed at him and let him have the rest of the day off. Reno always was a little scared of Cloud after that. 

The most famous incident was when Zack and Kunsel convinced Cloud to talk Sephiroth into joining them for drinks. Sephiroth arrived in a bad mood and a hoodie. Zack and Kunsel were dead silent as Cloud and Sephiroth had a very one-sided argument where Cloud used a variety of insults. Sephiroth, seemed to find them endlessly amusing…and loosened up. Most people refuse to believe that Sephiroth was out drinking beer and polished off an entire basket of chicken wings by himself…but yes, it did happen.

okay but give me academy graduate Jaylah who is assigned to the enterprise as an engineer and Scotty is beyond excited to have her under his wing and to teach her all the tricks and secrets he’s learned about the ship

Give me slightly jealous and downtrodden Chekov who sees Scotty has a new protege to mentor so he stops hanging around engineering to shadow Scotty because he doesn’t want to bother them or get in the way

Give me concerned dad Scotty who talks to Chekov and tells him to stop being an idiot and come to engineering because of course he still wants him around just because he’s got another student it doesn’t mean it changes things between them

Give me super mentor Scotty and his two engineering protégés constantly wreaking havoc aboard the ship and being the red shirt Dream Team™ we all need

10 Reasons I'm Having More Clint Feels than Anyone Else in Civil War

1. Everyone else knew about the Accords. Had them right in front of them to read and decide on. Clint was not in this decision-making inner circle. Clint was retired. He was minding his own business out on the farm, outside the crazy world of superheroes that just got politicked. He wasn’t on the team anymore, so no one asked him to weigh in. He literally had no say.

2. Steve called Clint in and Clint just came. Did he say “Tony’s being a jerk and I need you to punch him” or was it more like “hey they’re gonna kill Bucky” because which one was more important to Steve, really? How did that conversation go?
Steve: I’m sorry, Clint but I need your help.
Clint: *sets screwdriver and faucet handle on kitchen counter* What’s wrong.
Steve: I…my friend is in trouble. It’s bad, Clint.
Clint: *glances at “camping trip with dad” circled on fridge calendar* *does that thing where he lowers his head, inhales and psychs himself up, and nods* I’ll grab my gear.

3. He’s so protective and takes so much responsibility for these kiddos. Remember: “They’re a mess. But they’re my mess.” Like, Clint, you didn’t even start this, why do you feel accountable and why are you so perfect honestly.

4. Him and Nat fighting and I’m sure she’s probably “pulling her punches” too. But the fact that he is - that they BOTH are, that neither one of them are in this fight to actually fight, just breaks me because of their best ever bromance. (Platonic Clintasha forever) Also the part where Wanda seems to know he could be beating Nat -better than Black Widow herself - if he was trying, although again Clint obviously believes his opponent has the obvious upperhand: “Depends on how hard you hit me.”

5. Just basically daddy!hawking around Wanda so much because GUYS HE FEELS RESPONSIBLE FOR PIETRO CUZ PIETRO SAVED HIM SO HE HAS TO PROTECT HER NOW CUZ PIETRO ISN’T THERE CUZ OF HIM GUYS. Like, she wouldn’t be alone and vulnerable if her brother hadn’t done that okay, and to Clint they really are just kids, and remember he’s already been raising a daughter and son of his own and just all this, I need more mentor/protege stuff between these two.

6. “If we’re gonna win this battle, some of us might have to lose it.”


8. On the Raft, Sam is mostly feeling guilt because of what happened to Rhodey, and Scott is probably mostly thinking “cowboy with the good guys and you’re back where you started” (which, hey, we can meta the heck out of all that too). But Clint. Clint is the one who lashes out at Tony. He feels so betrayed. He doesn’t hide it. He can’t put it away like Steve and most of the others have. These are his friends. His partners. He trusts them. And Tony let them know they’d be okay, that this was good, that it was /right/. And here they are. Max security. Wanda is in a straightjacket for crying out loud. And Clint is calling foul and on one hand I’m thinking “Clint don’t be the hot-headed punk” and on the other hand he’s totally right and asdfghjkljdksnslssjs so much pain.

9. The part where he attacks Vision to get Wanda to go with him, because you almost believe this is Clint in every single fight: He knows he can’t win, but he’s gonna go do it anyway. Because, as he said in AoU, it’s his job. His responsibility, so he’s gonna wade into a war even if he doesn’t believe in or it, or doesn’t believe he can win it, because he knows it just has to be done and he doesn’t waste time doubting anything. Like when Wanda shoves Vision down into the sublevels of Avengers Mansion and Clint’s just like “right then, mission accomplished, let’s go.”

10. “You gotta watch your back with this guy. There’s a chance he’s gonna break it!”

anonymous asked:

Do you know how Anakin and Padmé met in anabasis verse? Can you tell us? Is it too spoiler-y? (Sorry, I'm just really excited about anabasis and also all of your aus in general.)

Thank you, kind anon! :D

So their back story is basically a spy thriller that I will never write in its entirety, but quite a bit of it will appear in flashes and glimpses in the main story.

The basics are these:

Senator Amidala was the Naboo representative to the Imperial Senate. She was also, as everyone knew, formerly the Emperor’s political protege, the brave child queen whose world had been invaded at the start of the Separatist Crisis. Officially, she was actually something of a figurehead of the Empire: a piece of living history, the representative of a world nearly destroyed by the flawed bureaucracy of the old Republic, and saved by the strong, resolute Empire that took it’s place.

That was the official story.

Senator Amidala and Emperor Palpatine maintained the illusion of being friendly former mentor and protege, because it suited both of their purposes (though for very different reasons). But in fact Padme was a Rebel spy, and while the Emperor didn’t know this, he certainly didn’t trust her, and liked to keep a close eye on her. For the time being, though, she was more useful to him as the Naboo Senator and figurehead than she would have been dead, so he left things as they were.

Senator Amidala and Darth Vader were peripherally aware of each other, if only because they both had fairly regular contact with the Emperor. But for the most part they ran in different circles, and that might have remained the case, if not for Vader’s new assignment.

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butterscotchxstrings3709  asked:

Having the All might protection squad ship Toshinori/Inko is really cute but.. what about Izuku? Would he know about it, would everyone leave him in the dark? Would he know, how would he feel about it, isn't he apart of the squad?

I imagine that, at first, the rest of them would be a bit hesitant to tell Izuku - that is his MOM after all, and it seems kinda, idk, rude? to try and get their friend’s mom with someone. And when they finally tell him, his reaction is hard to judge. He is silent, but wide-eyed, and asks for some time alone to think. (they worry™)

… And then the next day he comes to school in COMPLETE SUPPORT OF IT

they are all Super Confused because they had been prepared for him to quietly ask for them to stop (and they had decided that, if he did, they WOULD), but… No?? He didn’t??? He’s really supportive and happy and seems to like the idea and “OKAY WELL I GUESS EVERYTHING IS GOOD AND WE CAN JUST KEEP DOING WHAT WE WERE DOING, RECOMMENCE THE CAMPAIGN”

But Izuku’s thought process is a little something like this: He is conflicted at first, because this is his mom and his teacher/idol/mentor. He really cares for both of them, sure, but his mom… Well, she’s his mom, she knows pretty much everything about him and took care of him since he was born. And then there’s All Might, who is his idol, who he wants to do his best for/be the best in front of, who he wants to excel for and make Proud.

anyway, he also thinks about what is happening to his mother’s life now. How, with him leaving, she is left at home alone, and how (for both of them) a lot of their time was spent together. He thinks about his mother grocery shopping by herself, and eating alone in her quiet apartment. He thinks about how happy she is whenever he comes to visit.

He thinks about how she practically glows, now, whenever All Might comes with him. (he’d have to be blind not to notice that, though he doesn’t really know when that happened)

He decides that this would actually… This would work. It would be nice. They are happy, and there isn’t much that Izuku can do for his mother now, as it is. This would be a very positive and happy outcome.


*cue mental (and maybe outward) screeching and flailing for a bit*

But then he realizes that he hasn’t had a father figure before. He doesn’t know what it’s like to have a father figure. And he wonders if, maybe, he kind of already sees AM like that…?

*cue more embarrassment* (probably buries his face into his hands)

but it makes sense to him, a bit, b/c their relationship is less teacher and student (amongst many) and more mentor & protege and they spend a lot of time together? he unwillingly equates their training a bit to the AMERICAN!! idea of father/son baseball/sport bonding, eating AMERICAN!!! burgers together and doing that manly father-son bonding thing. [stereotyped u.s. habits to the max b/c you know izuku probably did some research on all might’s connection to his highly AMERIKA!!! U!!! S!!!! A!!!!!! theme]

Anyway, several more mental debates and non-sequiturs later leads him to his final decision. The fact that so many people at school already support/spearhead the operation helps, and he is just as (if not more) enthusiastic about it.

He still feels like it may be a little, well, selfish? or something, doing this. That doesn’t make much sense even to him because he knows his reasons for supporting this, but it’s probably because he feels so happy about it. Because he really does care for both of them, and…

It would be really, really cool/nice/awesome for All Might to be his dad

Somebody please re arrange mon el story, without the kiss scene. Cause I think I would like his goofy dumb charming character. I’m so on board if it became mentor protege thing. I mean we get to see Kara taking care mon el like what she hope to do it to Kal El. Seriously then Mon el grow to become the prince that have dignity like people in krypton to rule over daxam. Kara would be such a proud mom.

you know that Groundhog day AU? They always end up the same, where Eggsy after so many lifetimes finally manage to get it right, finally manage to keep Harry alive or to at least get him out of Kentucky alive or stop him from going to Kentucky in the first place. And I think there’s one where Eggsy figures out that to keep Harry alive, he has to give his own life in exchange for Harry’s because nothing comes free in this world and equal value has to be paid in exchange. But let’s have the alternative to that. Something along those lines, but a little different:

Where Eggsy realize that the reason he can’t seem to keep Harry alive is because a price needs to be paid in exchange for Harry’s life and the first few times, he thought it was his own life. Easy enough, but that’s not it. The next few times, he let the world fuck itself over thinking that of course Harry Hart’s life is worth the world. But that didn’t work either. He’s not proud of it, but he’s chosen Harry Hart over Roxy and Merlin a few times, too. Even worse, he aligned himself with Chester, made sure Harry aligns himself with Chester thinking that if they’re on the other side, then Harry wont go to Kentucky and get shot in the first place. But that one went to hell in a handbasket because Merlin pulled the trigger and shitfuckingdamn he’s not going to try that one again.

But then. Something changed. He saves Harry. He saves the world. Harry wakes up and he lives. But Harry doesn’t love Eggsy like Eggsy loves Harry. It has always been a protege/mentor thing to Harry. It has always been about bringing in potential to the Kingsman for Harry. Harry has someone else. Someone sweet and kind and homely that he has tucked away somewhere, the whole entire family of Harts. The new Kingsman King has his Queen and his Princes and Princesses hidden from everyone, known only to the precious few tasked with keeping them safe. Bit funny, that. Eggsy never even thought of that possibility. Turns out that the price -all along- is to live a life where Harry doesn’t reciprocate his feelings and having to stand on the side with his heart in his hands.

Small price to pay, he thinks. Small price compared to all the shit things he’s done in the thousands of lifetimes he’s lived for man. He’s alright. They’re alright. Could be worse.

Sometimes I really wonder what Uta and Donators relationship is like Uta seems pretty high up as a clown. Is is it like just boss/underling, or like mentor/protege, or god forbid another adopted child situation? Still I want Uta to meet Amon and just be like….

Uta: “Aw so this is Boss-san’s son then.”

*Awkwardly reaches up to pat Amon on the head

Amon: “Please don’t touch me.”

30 Days of Young Justice

Day 8: Best Mentor


This show is probably the best Bruce has been as a mentor, honestly. Not only has he been the mentor to four proteges, he also had a bit of mentor role with Aqualad (like in Downtime).

Batman and Robin work perfectly together, and in 2016, when there are two extra members to the Batfamily, they still all work well as a team.

And in Downtime when he sees that Dick was upset, he made a point of spending time with him.

Also, this scene: link

(I’m not counting Jason against him, since what exactly happened there was never explained)

anonymous asked:

So much fluff! Okay, I got a prompt/headcanon for you. Hartwin hugging, because hugging is underrated and I get emotional about Eggsy clinging to Harry and burying his face into Harry's chest or the crook of his neck and Harry just curling around Eggsy and holding him. Little smiles into each other's skin and soft barely there kisses. Just them being cute snuggly affectionate super spies in love.


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Galahad returned from a mission must be in want of time alone with Arthur.

Theories abound all across the agency as to what exactly the two of them get up to in said time alone.

“I dinna wanna know,” Merlin said, brogue always strongest when forced to think about the goings on of his best friend and their youngest agent.

Lancelot didn’t even blush as she answered, “They’re shagging, of course. They’re always shagging. I was surprised by the way Arthur can keep up with Eggs- with Galahad. But to hear Galahad tell it, and I have. Frequently. Harry had a stamina that can keep pace with Eggsy’s young refractory period.” The young woman crossed her legs and sat up a little straighter. “Although if I have to hear Galahad extolling on the exact circumference of Arthur’s manhood even once more I am going to murder him and become a supervillain.”

Percival unconsciously tapped a spot on his chest where, under his shirt, lay a locket with a picture of the former Lancelot ensconced inside. “If they’re not idiots, they’re talking about anything and everything while they still can. Missions are always risky, Galahad’s often more so. So I sincerely hope they’re in there saying everything they could ever want to say to each other while they have the time.”

Elyan, Merlin’s new tech assistance (and the subject of the next agency-wide matchmaking scheme since they were already batting two for two with the former Lancelot and Percival and their latest endeavor, their dear Arthur and Galahad), had just blinked in confusion when the question was posed to him. “Arthur and Galahad’s alone time? I have no idea what they do. I mean, they used to be mentor and protege, right? Maybe they just sit and have a cup of tea like I do with Merlin. You know, just talk about the agency and life and family and even the worst of problems seems surmountable when he smiles at me like-” Here Elyan cut himself off, adopted a rather embarrassed expression and quickly left the room.

Amelia rolled her eyes. “What does it matter what Arthur and Galahad do in the privacy of Arthur’s office? This is supposed to be an organization that operates at the highest level of discretion and yet here we all sit, gossiping.” With a final stir of her tea, Amelia left the break room, muttering disparagingly in German.

The only one who came closest was Andrew, a retired knight who ran the tailor shop front. “Arthur and Galahad probably just want to have some time where it’s just the two of them. No missions, no danger, no obligations to others. I fancy after what they go through everyday for the rest of the world, they want to forget there is a world outside.”

The truth was this: as soon as Eggsy landed back at headquarters, even before a debrief was scheduled, he headed straight to Harry’s office. Harry, who of course had been tracking his young husband’s route, would finish up whatever other work he was doing and open the door a split second after Eggsy knocked. He would have opened it earlier, but it had taken him three years to train Eggsy to knock and Harry viewed it as positive reinforcement.

The door was locked behind them and the two of them would melt into each other. There really was no other word for how they flowed into each other, slotting together like they could fuse into one being.

Harry’s hands went to Eggsy’s back first, holding the younger man tightly against him, even if there were wounds or bruises to take care of. Those could wait.

Eggsy’s wound his arms around Harry’s waist and laid his cheek against his husband’s chest, listening to the beloved steady heartbeat. The same heartbeat that was tattooed along his left forearm.

One of Harry hands, usually the one attached to the forearm where his own tattoo of Eggsy’s heartbeat was inked, would rise and card through Eggsy’s hair, a gentle petting motion meant to soothe and reassure all at once.

Eventually, Eggsy will shift, leaning his head up to press his lips to Harry’s throat. None of the passion that usually preambles their lovemaking was present in the sweet, barely there kisses he trailed along his husband’s neck.

This always prompted Harry to smile against Eggsy’s hair and press a kiss to the young man’s forehead.

With a contented sigh that the other echoed, the two men would slowly pull back from each other. Harry would assess Eggsy for injuries sustained during the mission while Eggsy noted if there were any signs Harry had been too busy worrying about Eggsy to eat or sleep properly.

They would kiss, a prelude to the night ahead or a simple one like those they shared before leaving the house in the morning.

Then the door would be unlocked and once again Eggsy and Harry would be Galahad and Arthur.