So it‘s National Autism Awareness Month and in the spirit of I thought I would put together a collection of some of my and my wife’s autistic female faves from fiction. (We’re both on the spectrum and we both love finding characters who are too.) Some are ones I’ve seen around these parts before; we’ll be glad to give you receipts for all of them.
Bennett Halverson (Summer Glau, Dollhouse)
Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi, Pacific Rim)
Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon, Ghostbusters)
Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet, Agents of SHIELD)
Misty Knight (Simone Missick, Luke Cage/Defenders)
The Dag (Abbey Lee, Mad Max: Fury Road)
Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch, Harry Potter)
Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones)
Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones)
Winifred Burkle (Amy Acker, Angel)
Honey Lemon (Génesis Rodriguez, Big Hero 6)
Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen, MCU)
Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge, Agents of SHIELD)
Missandei (Nathalie Emanuel, Game of Thrones)
Ami Mizuno (various, Sailor Moon)
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde)
Knives Chau (Ellen Wong, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World)
Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly, Warehouse 13)
Twilight Sparkle (Tara Strong, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
(Emmy Rossum, The Phantom of the Opera)
Elphaba Thropp (Idina Menzel, Wicked)
Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki, Agents of SHIELD)
Gogo Tomago (Jamie Chung, Big Hero 6)
River Tam (Summer Glau, Firefly)
Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti, Warehouse 13)
Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram, Game of Thrones)
Raina (Ruth Negga, Agents of SHIELD)
Nora Gainesborough (Lucy Griffiths, True Blood)
Jane Foster (Natalie Portman, Thor films)
Cassandra Clilian (Lindy Booth, The Librarians)
Cassandra Cain (DC comics)
Rey (Daisy Ridley, Star Wars)
cs au; athena, the goddess of wisdom & ares, the god of war
They never said it aloud, but somehow they both knew; that kiss had undone an entire lifetime of memories—-brought them rushing back like water flowing from a broken dam. And she could see it in his eyes, the pain, the longing, the desperate need to understand her blatant refusal to acknowledge those memories.
She couldn’t go back to that—-to that hidden, painful and untimely love that destroyed them in the end.
I met Steven yesterday and it was so great laflafl
I didn’t get a whole lot of time with him because the con was really hectic so I didn’t get a chance to ask questions about S3 or anything so this post is entirely self indulgent and just so I’ll remember all the details :’)
I got the photo first which was sorta just rushed along because there were about 200 people getting photos with him and they had to do it in an hour, so I didn’t get time to really talk to him, I just said it was great to meet him, got the photo taken and he said “thank you so much” and you could kinda tell he was fatigued by the whole “taking a billion photos” thing. It was still a great moment though because ayYYYYY it was Keef!
The autograph I got a little more time with him but honestly not nearly as much as I got with Jeremy (who I met back in May and gushed about at fucking lENgth). Honestly I was sorta star struck by the whole thing (and I forgot to ask for a hug because I was sorta out of it). His face lit up when he saw it was the Voltron GN though (probably because most of the fans seeing him were TWD ones so he was probably a bit Glenned-out) and it was just like the regular autograph thing of him shaking my hand and asking what my name was. I did manage to get out that his characters are my favourites in both the walking dead and voltron (Although i left out the *one of* part for VLD because i didn’t wanna say in front of him that I loved Lance and Keith equally :’) ). He signed it and then went “thanks so much” so I assumed we were done, but then he reached out for my hand and went “I really appreciate it” and put his other hand over mine and honestly like???? this sounds like nothing but its such a big deal for me and’s gonna resonate with me for a long time, just because of how like, friendly he was and how happy he was to see a VLD fan (not that Josh Keaton would believe him aHAHAHAH i’m joking, i just found the unicorn tweet funny :’) ) But honestly I didn’t mention it as much but I really have loved him since the walking dead because obviously Glenn was my pure Korean boi, so it was so great to meet him, and actually connect with someone who I’ve been fanboying over for a few years.
ALSO NOW I’VE MET MY OTP - KLANCE - AND I’M SO SHOOK BY IT. Honestly I think I preferred meeting Jeremy a lil more? But thats more because MCM is more laidback than LFCC so I got more time to talk to him and he was so talkative even when I was initially like, too shocked to say anything (which is the mindset i was in for most of meeting Steven) - I think I got about 5 minutes with Jeremy. But Steven was honestly so friendly too and I loved meeting him, I just wish I had more time to ask him stuff and gush about Keith. Honestly though tbh his reaction to seeing that I was in the VLD fandom pretty much made my existance. Its also great to have met them both in between Season 2 and 3! I was going to meet Bex Taylor-Klaus aswell but she had to cancel due to a family emergency, so I hope she’s okay.
I met Benedict Cumberbatch too but I’ll probably make another post about that since this is my VLD-gushy post.
cs au ; Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom & Ares, the God of War.
Baby when we’re touching in the dark, can you feel it?
I can hear the pounding of my heart, can you feel it?
When you take my body to the stars, I believe it
Boy this love is supernatural, can you feel it?
She told him he should stay away—-there was no possible way they could continue this little game of theirs, in her opinion. No way for them to pursue this—whatever it was—without eventually getting caught and facing the wrath of Zeus himself.
Yet every night he would walk back to the place where they swore it was the end, and she would be there, waiting, needing, craving.
She would look at him with that silver gaze, that conflicted, broken stare and his very being ached for her, all the while hating her all the same—-could she not see what she was doing to him? The frustration of being told that she could not be with him, of being told that she refused to let herself love him? She had to know how much pain she was causing him—-causing them by fighting it.
Their very souls called to each other and still she fought against it.
He refused to believe that this was how they would spend the remainder of their existence. He would make her see that their was no other way for them to be, unless it was with each other. No matter if she argued, or or fought—-
He’d be damned if he let her slip right through his fingers.
“Effort makes you. You will regret someday if you don’t do your best now. Don’t think it’s too late but keep working on it. It may take time, but there’s nothing that gets worse due to practising. So practise.”
— Jeon Jeongguk
wtf is this... celebrating a decade of Shim staring at Jung i suppose
WARNING GIANT POST AHEAD
Here have some hors d'oeuvres (none of these belong to me):
also the entire fucking Celebrity shoot
and le pièce de résistance
Changmin likes to take pictures of Yunho. He has photographs of Yunho on his phone, in his tablet, stored away on his many cameras. It’s a fact that amuses Yunho to no end, and the older man takes any chance he gets to tease Changmin about it.
“Shall I pose, Changminnie?” He will ask, sidling up next to Changmin, resplendent in leather or wool or plastic or some other fucking crazy material, when they try out the concept outfits tailored for one of their music videos.
“Changminnie, take a picture of me like this!” He will laugh, waving a handful of strawberries in one hand, a glass of soju in the other, whenever they have group dinners with their entourage.
“Do you need me to smile?” He will enquire, not quite guilelessly, every time he looks up to find one of Changmin’s cameras trained on him; and does something to his bottom lip, that makes Changmin’s hands shake and the focus quiver.
It has been years, a habit, or instinct, really, ingrained into him since the days where they were too poor to afford anything but a disposable Nikkon camera with their own money. Even now, with money and technology at his disposal, even with the digital point-and-shoots and macro four-thirds and DSLRs in his possession, Changmin continues to take pictures of Yunho with his eyes, his mind.
He catalogues every smile, every laugh, every shout with his gaze, memorises them all. Because then, when he’s alone at home, when he’s away from Yunho, if he closes his eyes and remembers, he can see the up-tilted eyes, and the laugh lines underlining them. He can envision the straight blade of a nose, in his head, and the curvy mouth beneath. And if he concentrates hard enough, he can see the tone of Yunho’s voice, the shade of Yunho’s laugh, the hue of Yunho’s smile.
Changmin likes to take pictures of Yunho, because he doesn’t know how not to, and because he doesn’t want to know how not to.