nerd war

First Move

Parings: Peter Parker x Reader
Notes: “shy Petey Parker (Tom Holland vers) having a crush on a nerd who loves star wars and other things like him but he’s scared to go talk to them so they make the first move ?”
Warnings: None
Word Count: 973

Originally posted by spidayman

“You should go talk to him.”

“Y/f/n!” You burst out in annoyance, placing a finger in your book before you turned to them with a glare. “When will you be quiet about this?” You pushed your glasses up the bridge of your nose as you huffed out a frustrated sigh. “I’m trying to study.”

“And I’m trying to help you.” They sang, a grin on their face as they leaned across the lunch table to grab your book. “Besides, you’ve been studying Star Wars long enough. You need to socialize!” They threw their hands into the air briefly as you continued to glare at them, the grip on your book tightening each time they tried to yank on it.

“This is for the physics test, y/f/n.” Hissing through your teeth, you gave up on holding your book when you suddenly let go, your friend almost falling off of the bench at the force. “And one can never know too much about Star Wars,” You pointed a stern finger in their direction. “Now will you quit making a scene? I don’t want people staring.”


“You’re staring, Peter!”

Peter jumped as a hand suddenly landed on his shoulder, and he quickly hid his face from view as a blush crawled up his neck. “N-no I’m not!” He shook his head, denying his previous actions before glancing in your direction once more, turning back to his friend. “I wasn’t staring.”

“Just talk to them, man!” Peters friend exclaimed and he jutted a hand in your direction. “You guys will get along great. You both like they same things, you’re both major nerds, and—”

“Just because we’re smarter than you doesn’t mean we’re nerds.”

“—whatever!” His friend scoffed, crossing his arms as he leaned forward on to the table, a playful glare on his face. “Now, if you don’t man up and talk to your little cutie crush, I’m gonna tell them every single secret that you—”

“Wait!” Peters eyes suddenly widened and he sat up straight, his shoulders tensing up as he watched something behind his friend. “Shut up! They’re coming!” Peter cleared his throat as he went to stand up, but his friend quickly grabbed his wrist, keeping him in his spot at the table. “What’re you doing? Let go of—”

“Hey..” A small smile was playing at your lips, and you gave a small nod of acknowledgement to Peter and his friend as you stood in front of them. “I uh…” The words couldn’t form as you stood there, clutching tightly to your books as your eyes were cast towards the ground in nervousness.

“I’m just gonna go.” Peters friend suddenly stood up, a knowing smirk growing on his face and he tossed a subtle wink in Peters direction before he walked off. “Have fun you two!”

Raising an eyebrow, you turned back to Peter with an amused expression. Peter was smiling awkwardly at you, rubbing the back of his neck as he stood up as well, but not following his friend out of the cafeteria. Instead, he greeted you with a nervous smile. “I-I’m sorry about him,” He apologized, motioning for you to sit across from him. “He’s just… being a little weird.” A laugh came from you, and you nodded as you set your books down next to you.

“I know what you mean.” You replied with a smile, folding your hands for a second in front of you. You glanced back over to your friend, who gave you two big thumbs up before winking at you. You scoffed at their action as you swiveled back to quickly face Peter. The action was fast, making your glasses slide back down your nose as you did so, and you smiled kindly at him as he looked away.

You had seen Peter around the school before this meeting of yours, having him in almost all of your classes but two. He was a very kind person, keeping mostly to himself other than hanging around a few friends of his. He was also an attractive boy in your opinion. The way his eyes lit up as he tried to explain something he liked to someone, or the way his hair would bounce as he laughed. He was just too cute.

You cleared your throat for what felt for the third time in three minutes, trying to form an intelligent sentence to clear the awkward tension.

“So I—”


The two of you paused, smiling awkwardly at each other before you looked to the table in embarrassment. “I’m sorry!” You quickly apologized, waving a hand in front of you. “You can start,” Fumbling with your hands you quickly averted your gaze back to the table when you caught his eyes.

“Oh, okay.” Peter sat up straighter, clearing his throat loudly before he gave you a semi-confident smile. “I uh- just wanted to say that I think you look good today.” A blush filled your cheeks at his compliment, and Peter was quick to add on to his sentence. “Not that you don’t look good everyday! I just meant that you looked really good today and rang— I’m just gonna shut up now.” He mumbled, pursing his lips a bit as he rubbed his clammy palms against his jeans.

“Thank you.” You smiled once again, holding a hand out in front of you to shake his hand. “I’m y/n, by the way, if you didn’t know.” You introduced yourself as you lightly shook his hand, taking note of how cute his smile was when he looked at you. Wait what?

“I know.” Peter blurted out, a hand flying to his mouth momentarily as another blush filled his cheeks. “I mean,” He coughed, looking down to the table to avoid your stare. “I’m Peter! Nice to meet you… y/n.”

(Happy ObiMaul headcanon for @yaoikuza-probably won’t be the last thing i tag you in) 

AU where Maul doesn’t die; Obi-Wan never intended to kill him just temporarily knock him out so he could have some time to think. Through that act of mercy, not only does Maul heal but he and Obi-Wan become friends and see they have a lot in common. Most importantly, they share a love for reading. Obi-Wan has collected tons of books over time, and has multiple copies of some of the same volumes. So he gives Maul a lot of his volumes, and of course Maul reads them quickly despite their length. After a while, the two will just sit there, discussing the books, and the characters, themes, etc…etc..

And though Obi-Wan has read these books repeatedly and knows them like the back of his hand, having conversations with Maul intrigues him. There are themes Obi-Wan has never thought of, or certain things in the books that he’s missed that Maul notices, and it just sets up a lovely discussion.

And with Maul, talking about any book is always more exciting since Obi-Wan has been alone and he too enjoys delving deeper into the pages with another mind to discuss with. And through reading, discussing (the present, and their pasts) and just spending time together, they grow close. They already have so many similarities so it isn’t hard for a bond, especially when they no longer have anything to lose.

Obi-Wan has found a friend and companion in the least way he thought possible and the same goes for Maul. It’s safe to say the both are happy.  

This of course goes on for a few more months until Maul is healed, and announces that he’s going to leave. Obi-Wan knew his time was coming, but he is saddened by it. Yet, he doesn’t try to stop Maul, because he knows there’s still a lot Maul needs do for himself. He’s healed but not completely. Though he no longer hates Obi-Wan there is still a lot of pain and hatred that only a self journey will fix. So Obi-Wan lets him go, he encourages him too.

And before Maul leaves, Obi-Wan gives him every single one of the books they’ve read and discussed together. It’s a rather bitter sweet departure, because something in Obi-Wan’s gesture tells Maul that he will may never see him again. But they hope for the best for each other and both depart on good terms.

Honestly…It makes me really uncomfortable when people draw Leia’s Episode 4 Dress as being really tight with a big slit up the leg, because that’s not how it was at all??

It doesn’t even cling to her breasts or anything?? There’s like…a Small knee length slit, I guess, if you look hard enough. But this, and most other outfits of Leia’s, strike me as incredibly modest and professional. In fact, Lets take a look at that for a second. 

Look at what she chooses to wear on Cloud City in Episode 5.

Like…It’s a dress with pants? And I think this was probably an outfit she either A.) Packed for the trip on the falcon or B.) Was provided to her by Lando, And I find it hard to believe that Lando would force an outfit on her, considering he was very nice to her in previous scenes. She would have chosen it out of several different options.

I won’t add pictures, but her White Hoth outfit also consists of a jacket and pants. It’s sensible. They’re in the freezing cold. Why would she wear something sexy. She Wouldn’t.

There are honestly only two instances over the course of three movies where she /kind/ of shows skin. Instance 1 is at the end of Episode 1 where she…Kind of, I guess, Has some cleavage showing?

Like Barely. Keep in mind as well that this dress is floor length and has long sleeves. The second instance is at the end of Episode 6 on Endor

This slit is definitely more revealing, but to be honest, I can’t remember a single time in Episode 6 where it was apparent? They Honestly may have just done this for promotional material? Other pictures of the dress come off as much more modest

I’ve worn dresses shorter than this, so, I wouldn’t exactly consider this revealing by any means.

So when does Leia put on something a little sexier? There’s gotta be one instance right?

Yeah, Against her fucking will.

What I’m getting at here is that I hate the weird sexualization of Leia in Nerd Culture. It’s literally so rampant. It’s not surprising to me whatsoever, but it still makes me mad.

Leia Organa, a 19 year old Freedom Fighter personally fucking chose to dress modestly and people still depict her as this oversexualized Male Gaze Fantasy Being and it’s really disappointing tbfh.

Some things I noticed after watching Rogue One a second time . . .

When I first watched Rogue One, I was just trying to stay with the plot and falling in love with the characters, so I didn’t go too deep with studying the actual filmmaking that went into it.

I’m a huge film nerd - went to film school, actually - so this time around, I consciously looked at the film through that lens.

Maybe someone else has already noticed this, but here goes:

I was really struck by the Director of Photography’s lighting choices in the scene where the rebellion is basically “recruiting” Jyn.

Lighting is such a cool thing - often used in classic movies to show the moral standing of characters.

Here’s a breakdown of how each major player in the scene is lit and what we can infer:

Mon Mothma - brightly, fully lit (she almost looks angelic); she is clearly the person with the most strict moral code and the most “spotless moral conduct” (reading the novelisation, this really comes through)

Jyn Erso - softly lit with no hard shadows, but clearly dimmer than Mon Mothma; she has a shady criminal past, but she’s got good intentions

General Dodonna and Bail Organa - lit similarly to Jyn; they have good intentions, even if they might be a bit more comfortable with the moral grey areas than Mon Mothma

General Draven - there is a bit of bright lighting on the top of his head, but his face generally stays in shadow; he has fully accepted the “morally questionable” acts he orders others to commit to serve the greater vision of the Rebellion

And now my favourite …

Cassian Andor - his face is half in shadow and half in light (very similar to the way Michael Corleone is lit in The Godfather); it represents how he wrestles with doing things he hates (assassinations, etc) to serve the cause he believes in, because he finds them morally reprehensible - Cassian is, to borrow a phrase from Doctor Who, “halfway out of the dark”

Anyway, I though it was pretty cool. I noticed some other thematic stuff that I might post about later.

Feel free to talk to me about this - I’m a total nerd about it and I love meeting other people who are nerdy about it, too.

Also, I’m total trash for rebelcaptain. If you are, too, we should be friends.

Tina Fey: “Carrie Fisher meant a lot to me. Like many women my age, Princess Leia occupies about sixty percent of my brain at any given time. But Carrie’s honest writing and her razor-sharp wit were an even greater gift. I feel so lucky that I got to meet her. I’m very sad she is gone.”


did anyone else notice when tony knocks steve down toward the end of the fight in siberia, and steve struggles to drag himself back to his feet, and we cut to a wider shot that makes everyone, but especially steve, look so fucking small, and it’s like steve is a little guy in brooklyn again fighting off the bullies, and he stands up and wobbles a bit just like he did in that scene in catfa, but his eyes are hard as steel when they meet tony’s, and he says, for the thousandth time, i can do this all day

then, even though he’s laid out on the cold stone, beaten and bloody and broken, even though he’s half-unconscious and he just lost his goddamn arm fighting tony, bucky takes steve’s words like a cue, drags himself toward tony as best he can, and his best isn’t that great right now, but it’s enough, because he grabs tony’s ankle and tony’s distracted from steve, turning around to fight off a defenseless bucky, which gives steve the opening he needs

did anyone else notice that even though he’s totally shattered and half-dead himself, bucky jumps into this fight same as the one we saw way back in 1943, same as all the other fights steve started back in brooklyn but couldn’t finish alone; did anyone else notice that even though this whole fight was about steve saving bucky, in the end, it was still bucky who saved steve?