Different KamSero anon, but like headcanon that Bakugou and Kirishima argue about kissing in public, while Sero and Kaminari don't see the big deal. Bakugou tries to tell them that it's embaressing but Sero and Kami peck eachother on the lips to demonstrate it "not being a big deal". P.S. They may of broke Bakugou and shut down his brain in the process.
That’s!!!! an adorable headcanon!!!! even though I gotta say I’m leaning more towards something like
Not Voyager or DS9 relate but I really hope Discovery is dark and gritty and actually lives up to some potential something we didn't get from Previous Trek shows. If it does I just may give it a chance.
This isn’t DS9 / VOY in specific, but I still want to address this, because I have some passionate feelings about it.
It sounds like you want A Song of Ice and Star Trek, but that would be as incorrect an approach to the series as it would be if HBO made Game of Thrones without the betrayals, blood, pointless cruelty, and injustice. One of the reasons for the tone of that franchise is because George R. R. Martin is trying to knock down the rose-colored view of medieval times in fantasy. Likewise, one of the reasons for the tone of Star Trek is to oppose the relentless pessimism you find in science fiction.
There are a lot of shows and films with a dark, gritty tone about the future. Half the trailers you see in theaters now are for a world taken over by an oppressive regime, or a world in flames because of what we did to it, or a world in flames and under an oppressive regime, in which kindness and morality are as rare as diamonds and fleeting as desert frost. This is not to say that they are bad, just if you want gritty sci-fi, there is no lacking for options. Star Trek sets itself apart from these stories. Instead of assuming that we will continue being the worst of ourselves, Star Trek dares to propose that we can be the best of ourselves–that we can embrace curiosity, compassion, and knowlege, rather than fear and prejudice and greed. It says that the future can be different if we work for it. It speaks to people who are marginalized and shut out and different and says that they have the right to strive and dream. It speaks to people who are not and says “be better.”
The name of the new ship and the new series is Discovery. Does that sound gritty to you? Doesn’t sound like it to me, and I would be severely disappointed if they went along with the general trend and made a grimdark series.
Here are some things about Star Trek if you believe it has failed to live up to “some potential something,” and maybe you will think twice about giving it a chance.
When NASA decided they needed to recruit a more diverse corps of astronauts, they turned to the cast of the Original Series. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, points to Nichelle Nichols’ Uhura as her inspiration. (Jemison later guest-starred in an episode of TNG, and Star Trek has never stopped inspiring the kids who grow up to be astronauts.)
Janeway was the first female captain to lead the show, but there was also B'Elanna, the first female chief engineer who was part of the main cast. Both characters were not only intellectually brilliant but often took the lead when it came time to fight dudes who were between them and the Alpha Quadrant.
In the height of the Cold War and its paranoia, Star Trek put a Russian character front and center on the bridge, and that’s why you have fans creating beautiful designs for uniforms with hijabs today.
Avery Brooks signed onto Deep Space 9 because he wanted to portray a loving, supportive relationship between a black father and son. He even got them to change the ending of the series over it.
Patrick Stewart insisted on not flinching away from the brutal, dehumanizing portrayal of torture in “Chain of Command,” and the writers consulted Amnesty International to make it as harsh and realistic as possible.
Aron Eisenberg (Nog) got numerous calls from veterans praising his portrayal of PTSD.
And then there is this confession. It is far and away the most liked and reblogged confession on the blog.
I would say that is potential realized.
Star Trek doesn’t just inspire, though. Star Trek confronts. From the very beginning it has held up a mirror to society, and through either allegory or visits to “history” – in other words, the present – calls us out. “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield” with the black-and-white cookie people has their leader shocked that anyone could fail to see the ‘obvious’ point that his counterpart is inferior becuase of his coloration (black… on the left side) and pointedly has diverse actors in the foreground and background, something which they had to fight for. The whole of the Bajoran Occupation arc is about the hideous toll of colonialism and facism. Janeway confronts the question of euthanasia with Quinn, Enterprise has an AIDS allegory, Picard deals with demagogues and religious fantaticism and Kirk advocates respect for life even if it is not as we know it. Deep Space 9 warns of a time when we might shut away the homeless in internment camps not from malice but apathy.
Has Star Trek failed to live up to potential? Oh, you bet. There’s no excuse for the fact that it’s taken until 2016 to have an openly gay character. It has sometimes stood tiptoe on the line of something important and then drawn back. It’s tried to be a future without sexism but also wouldn’t let Mariana Sirtis and Gates McFadden use swords in the Robin Hood episode even though they’re the only ones who actually knew stage fencing. The “cultural expert” on Chakotay turned out to be a white guy who got all his information from Hollywood westerns, a real-life version of the “Apache Tracker” from Night Vale. The times when it does not love up, in other words, is when its bright future is hampered by present-day prejudice… not when it declines to be “gritty.”
Now it’s true that alongside this you have Janeway turning into a lizard and “NO MORE BLAH-BLAHS” and Miles O'Brien versus the shaving cream monster. And quite frankly, those are also an essential part of Star Trek, and I’m pretty sure there are episodes of everyone’s favorite dark and gritty franchises which are relentlessly dumb.
But if you think the point of Star Trek is just the visuals, just the space travel, just the fun of watching Shakespearian actors fling themselves over their leather seats as the camera shakes… you have missed the point of it. It has never been about just what’s on the screen.
@missweber requested NHL!Bitty dealing with Hockey RPF. This got a little longer than expected, with a side pairing of Jack/philly-cheesesteak. Takes place a few months into Bitty’s second season with the Schooners.
The most annoying thing is that for all of the ‘Jack/Parse’, ‘Jack/Tater’, ‘Jack/Sid’, ‘Jack/fucking-every-player-on-the-east-coast’ fic, there are a whopping SIX ‘Jack/Eric’ fics on Ao3. Six.
On one hand, Eric’s proud they’ve hidden their relationship so well, on the other, Eric is insulted. But really, with their disappointing portmanteau of ‘Jeric’ or ‘Zittle’, it’s not surprising they’re horribly under-appreciated.
“I just wish my fans were more creative.”
Over Skype, Eric watches Jack plow through a Philly cheesesteak with no small measure of jealousy. He’s lonely and hungry, and his asshole boyfriend is doing this on purpose.
“You know,” Jack says, talking out of the side of his half-full mouth, “if you let the Schoons call you ‘Bitty’ our name could have been ‘Zimbits’. That’s kinda on you.”
remember when Jungkook was crying after mama ended but broke into the cutest smile when he saw Yugyeom walk to him from the other side of the stage and they hugged for an eternity and Jk closed his eyes when Yg didn’t want to let go and then when they finally pulled away Jk got shy and Yg just
how to not be an asshole and still maintain your moral standards
because it seems that for a lot of people there’s nothing in-between “I don’t like x thing because it’s bad for x reason and if you disagree then you are evil scum” and “yeah sure do whatever you want!!! give everyone a chance to express their creativity/opinions no matter what!!!!”
1. Know your shit.
One of the easiest things to do is to make yourself look like an idiot because you didn’t bother to look for more information. Before you form your opinion, be sure to rationally look at both sides of an argument and do as much fact-checking you can before you give your input. This goes for anything. Politics, shipping discourse, what have you.
(something to note: not everything works the same in other countries as it does in your country.)
2. If necessary, make a distinction between what is genuinely harmful/derogatory and what upsets you personally.
This is important especially when someone asks you how you feel about a certain subject. There is a difference between Actual Pedophilia and “there is nothing Technically wrong with this ship but the age gap is big enough that the potential for a power-imbalance bothers me greatly, and I want no part of this”.
3. Don’t start shit.
Callout posts, angry messages, and witch hunts. Anon or not, just don’t do it. You might think you’re doing the right thing, but you’re probably just going to make people want to spite you instead of listen. Calling someone names or telling someone to kill themself is shitty.
Also, don’t infest someone’s tag with opinions they don’t want to see. If you feel the need to vent but don’t want to start discourse, use read mores and slashes inbetween words (li//ke thi//s) so that it won’t show up in the tag.
Now, I’m not saying you have to be completely passive about things you don’t like, but there are other things you can do to avoid them, like…..
4. Just block people.
Let me say this again.
JUST. BLOCK. PEOPLE.
Or unfollow them. It’s super easy. One click, and they’re gone.
You’re allowed to have opinions. So are other people. And guess what, you don’t have to look at them. Shocker.
If you’re going to post something and it would make you uncomfortable if people gave it context that you specifically don’t like, say it. State it clearly,and let people know that if they do it anyway, they’ll get blocked.
Think of it this way: if you throw a party and someone shows up and starts doing things and telling jokes etc that make you uncomfortable, what do you do? You don’t invite them to the next party. And if they weren’t invited to begin with, then you take extra precaution to make sure they don’t come again.
Remember, it’s your blog. It’s your party. You’re the host, and yeah you want to make sure your guests are happy, but you can still set boundaries. How much tolerance you have is up to you.
(see also: blacklist. I’ve surprisingly never used it. But it can very easily control what kinds of content you see or don’t see.)
5. Be patient.
If someone is doing something harmful, it’s possible they just don’t know better. People are limited by their life experiences and might not know to think differently because they never knew they could.
People change. What were you like a year ago? Five years ago? Ten years ago? I highly doubt that you’re proud of everything you’ve said and done in the past. There were jokes I’ve said and things I’ve liked that I would never dream of saying now.
This is why I think it’s so, so important to not immediately condemn someone. People don’t often make complete 180s, so don’t expect them to. People don’t like being told they’re wrong, and might need take some time to sort out their thoughts/unlearn their behavior before substantial change happens. Does this excuse their behavior? No, of course not. Even without ill-intent, people can absolutely still do damage.
6. Know when to speak.
This can go a lot of ways. Certain fights aren’t yours to fight. Don’t talk over anyone else. Admit when you don’t know enough about something to give a proper opinion. Recognize when something isn’t worth the time or energy.
Also: learn to recognize traps. People will try to send “gotchas” disguised as innocent questions. These are usually done with the intent of twisting your words and making you sound problematic no matter your response. Even if you’re not sure, just don’t respond. Avoid confrontation and discourse whenever you can. Resist being petty if you know that it’d just start more drama.
That’s it. I hope y’all can go out and try to be decent people. Have fun. Your internet experience is up to you. You don’t need to make it someone else’s responsibility.
So I’ve sort of talked about how it took Vincent a while to admit that he was attracted to Josephine, but I’ve never really figured out what she thought of him.
Imagine, if you will, a six foot plus tall dude with broad shoulders who looks like he could pick up a horse over his head with no problem. He’s coming back to Skyhold after a successful campaign away and he’s in a loose fitting shirt with the top few buttons undone (or cut off since Rolfe knows his brother is a “buttoned up prude” and wouldn’t wear it undone otherwise) with the barest hint of chest hair visible and the sleeves rolled up to his elbows to bare these massively powerful forearms. His dark hair is down or falling out of a messy bun and the eyeliner he wears to cut the glare out in the field that would otherwise obstruct his spell accuracy is smudged, showing off the most impossible blue eyes you’ve ever seen. He also has his default Grumpy Scowl going on because he’s tired and hungry and Maker, he needs a bath and…
Then he looks up from the courtyard below and spies Josephine on the ramparts. She almost drops her clipboard when he smiles at her and his whole face lights up and oh no, the dude has these cute dimples.
Do you ever find that when you’re talking to someone about a series for the first time, you really need to downplay your ship?
So on the outside you’re just like “Yeah, I like these characters. I think they’re pretty cool”.
While on the inside you’re just like “OMG I love them sooooo much! They are my babies! They must be protected and are totally MEANT TO BE! And I can name a bunch of reasons why! But, I don’t want to freak you out, so I’ll just play it cool…“
Okay so I’ve been wondering about what if SnK fandom started calling their ships as YGO fandom does and came up with this
Feel free to add your suggestions for these ships’ alternate names or add new ships to the list! I’m personally a hardcore shipper of Reibert/Hometownshipping and Ereani/Crystal/Martialshipping thus having no problems with names for them, however I needed help of few friends to think up something for Ereri, Eruri etc ( @hazelhime@bitter-lollipops@littleladypunk)
Also SECOND SEASON OF SNK IS COMING IN 20 DAYS PREPARE YOUR BUTTS FOR INSANE AMOUNT OF FANARTS
the first time in a very
Namjoon didn’t have to fake his smile. It came too naturally that
he found himself randomly grinning at everything and nothing. Even
the boys were suspicious of him and his sudden energy.
couldn’t wait to go back home knowing you would be waiting for him.
It was a promise, a gift, for working hard, which he did. Namjoon
didn’t waste another second after the fan-meeting was done, he
didn’t even say a proper goodbye, before jolting out.
people might deem him a fool, which is why he kept your relationship
a secret. It was definitely not taboo but, with his kind of job, it
could become a weakness. Neither of you wanted that.
didn’t stop it from being insanely hard, trying to juggle both his
career and personal life without having to give up one for the other.
Namjoon was trying and for that you were understanding. As long as he
didn’t leave you waiting for too long, you would always be there,
that was the promise. And, so far, neither of you broke it.
the ride back, Namjoon couldn’t help but scroll through the
pictures he took, pictures you didn’t know he took, that kept him
going while he was away.
the door, the dorm was quiet. He knew the boys wouldn’t be coming
home any time soon which meant more prolonged alone time with you. He
took off his shoes before slowly stepping into the house.
could already see you in the kitchen, oblivious to his presence. A
smile crept onto his face once again and he took a moment just to
admire the beauty that he was lucky to call his. It was always the
best moment of his day, when he first sees you. It still feels like
the first time he fell in love with the taste of you.
he stepped around the dinner table to slowly reach for you. You fit
perfectly in his grip, something he always loved. No matter what
anyone said, or hardships along the way, the feeling of you against
his skin always managed to soothe and calm his nerves.
was just perfect. He was alone, no one to disturb his moment,
“ I have you now ” Namjoon whispered ever so gently, ever so quietly, grabbing you. He waited for you to say something to react but you did nothing. It made him want you more.
His lips just a breath away, his fingers tight around you, he closed in the distance and bit slowly.
“ Such a beautiful apple ” Namjoon breathed out in relief, finally in ecstasy.
Namjoon was a hungry apple man, but now, he was a happy apple man.
Look, if I fooled you twice with this shit, you only have yourself to blame.
Also, can you tell that I’ve low-key given up on life?