my stuff: castle

ok so what about Keith admitting to Lance that he has feelings for someone (maybe they got stranded together and were awaiting rescue and one conversation led to another and Lance started pressing Keith about Allura again, maybe Keith said there’s nothing to worry about, maybe Lance says “good, she’s too good for you anyway” as a lighthearted jab, maybe Keith admits he has feelings for someone else). and since they’re killing time Lance starts teasing Keith about it, like is it one of the alien girls we’ve met? except wait you never really talked to any of the alien girls we meet. it’s not Pidge is it? I mean that’s fine but tbh I don’t think she’d be into you unless you were a robot. and Keith just shakes his head, “it’s not a girl.”

and Lance takes a second to process and he feels a weird thump in his chest. and he says, of course that’s cool too, it doesn’t have to be a girl obviously, just as long as it’s not Hunk, it’s not Hunk right? it’d be understandable if it was, how do you think he got his nickname after all, I’m just saying Hunk’s wellbeing is my responsibility and if you ever broke his heart then I would have to fight you.

and Keith just smiles and shakes his head. “relax it’s not Hunk.”

and they sort of drop it bc the conversation is getting awkward. but the silence kills Lance so he gives it another go. “It’s Coran, isn’t it?” and Keith laughs out loud at that. “I don’t blame you, I mean who can resist the accent.” and Keith is giggling now so Lance feels like his mission is accomplished (not that he had been planning to make it his mission to make Keith laugh, it’s just ever since Shiro disappeared Keith’s been even more morose than usual and Lance hates it when his friends are sad). and then it hits him: Shiro, of course it’s Shiro. and for some reason he feels sad that he figured it out, so he doesn’t say anything to Keith.

and maybe they get rescued and everything’s back to normal on the castle. except Shiro’s still gone and Lance feels like he understands Keith a little better now. like why Keith always pushes them so hard in training because he wants the team to be ready to rescue Shiro when they find him. and whenever someone reminisces about Shiro, Lance risks a glance at Keith and worries because it must be awful to lose someone you care about twice.

and maybe they finally get Shiro back and Lance finds Keith alone in the observatory room looking out at the stars. and Lance is trying to find something to say that’s supportive. “I’m happy for you.” and Keith raises an eyebrow in question so Lance continues, “that Shiro’s back.” and he pauses, because he doesn’t know if he should say it, because his chest feels tight just thinking about it, but he’s a supportive friend and he wants Keith to know that he’s there for him if he ever wants to talk so he says it. “It was Shiro you were talking about, right? That you have feelings for.”

and Keith furrows his brow, avoids Lance’s gaze, and takes a breath. and he says softly, “Shiro… Shiro’s the only family I have. He’s like a brother to me.” and then he looks Lance dead in the eyes and says, “Gross.”

and the tightness in Lance’s chest goes away and he doesn’t know why but he feels relieved. so he laughs, and he laughs. and he claps Keith on the shoulder. and when he settles down he says, “You’re wrong though, Shiro’s not your only family anymore.” and he smiles at Keith as bright as he can, “All of us on this castle, we’re all family now. Like it or not.”

and maybe Keith watches Lance’s expression a little more closely as Lance looks out at the stars, and maybe Lance doesn’t notice the way Keith is looking at him, or the way Keith’s heart jumped in his chest when Lance smiled but maybe that’s okay because it’s not important right now. Shiro’s back and their team– their family is whole again. it can wait.

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Book aesthetics –> Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

In the land of Ingary where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of the three. Everyone knows you are the one who will fail first, and worst, if the three of you set out to seek your fortunes.

the amount of body horror in Howl’s Moving Castle is really staggering

and it’s kind of like Oz body horror, where the narrative is very casual about it so you don’t really notice how weird it is unless you really think about it

but EVERYBODY in that novel is losing bits of themselves, or gaining bits of other people, or having their physical bodies changed by someone else, or purposely changing their physical bodies

bodies in HMC are not static or permanent, they are ever-malleable and ever-changing, and that’s kinda awesome

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“Karen killed Wesley, and I think about what it must be like to deal with that. And for her to see this man who is actually doing the same thing, and if he’s a monster, then she’s a monster. But if he’s a hero, maybe she’s a hero.” 
                            
                                        – Deborah Ann Woll

A Kastle Rec List

I normally like doing these with a pretty banner at the top but… couldn’t find good banner material I’m afraid ^^; In any case, have some of my favorite Kastle fics off AO3:

  • And Yet - You know what needed MORE emotional weight? THAT DINER SCENE. Because that TOTALLY wasn’t crushing enough on its own.
  • Between Sinners and the Saints - You know any fic that titles itself out of Hamilton is a good fic. This is no exception. This is some gooood shit my friends. Gooood shit. Bonus Matt bitching at everyone, if your soul needed some of that.
  • Black, No Cream - This is SO cute and good and sweet and short and Good For The Soul. Ugh. It makes me happy just thinking about it.
  • Burn - One of the rare, brave instances someone chooses to write from Frank’s POV. Amen.
  • carve him as a dish (fit for the gods) - Casual reminder that Frank is a wild animal and, most terrifying of all, sometimes he’ll let you be kind to him.
  • Cherry Wine - Because who doesn’t need a good old Kissing Distraction trope.
  • The entire Dreams & Lasts series - JUST FUCK ME UP. My actual bookmark on AO3 says “I’m not crying, you’re crying.” Holy shit this MADE MY LIFE. YES. GOOD. CANNOT recommend strongly enough. All of the hurt/comfort we all need. All of the crucial relationship building.
  • Familiar - Because Foggy isn’t the only one who gets the “See me the way Matt sees me treatment.” Only we Regret Everything.
  • hangmans knot and three mouths to feed - Worth it jsut for the description “Frank Castle, Walking Bruise”
  • (in our bedroom) after the war - In which Frank is an ass and other Defenders make an appearance!
  • My Moment of Clarity - Back to the woods!
  • Thin Red Line - Casual reminder that they’re both bitter assholes. And touch is hard.
  • The Twist - There’s nothing quite like a Furious Frank Castle
  • why me? - One of those Potential Ways The Reunion Could Go, so good. Because we all need them to irresistibly collide again.

anonymous asked:

okay first i just found your alluras moving castle au and i LOVE it so so much. second, i always felt like they skimmed over the whole turnip head thing in the movie and it just sorta happens to be a cursed prince, but in the book, it's because the witch of the wastes is stealing men's bodies to make her perfect man, which is why she needs howl, so maybe you could incorporate that so that lance and hunk can both be princes that got stuff taken away and then cursed?

ha i’ve got Lance and Hunk as Princes that been cursed into scarecrows 

i need to read the book