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Hey Guys! So I’ve noticed that art theft has been quite the thing lately, (especially people reposting art.) I also know that some people aren’t sure about the difference between a reblog and a repost, so hopefully I can explain this today!

Reposting happens when you take someones art and make a new post for it (be it on a different website or the same one.) Most artists do not like this. Some will allow it with proper credit, but you should always ask permission first.

Reblogging is when you share the original post on the same website with other people. Most artists love when you do this!

Why reblog? It lets other people find the artist more easily (and to see more of their work!) it lets the artist know people are enjoying their work (which is a huge motivator for sharing it), it provides proper context for the work, and more!

Please share the art you like by reblogging it, and remember never to claim other people’s art as your own. : )

i wanna talk about amy santiago for a second because my girl is so brave omg

maybe this is just me but imho there is nothing in the whole world more terrifying than being emotionally vulnerable with another human being. like she prides herself on being completely independent and self-sufficient (which is totally expected considering she’s got 7 brothers but i digress) and like, yeah, she’s initially the one to call it off back in the third season but then

she goes to jake’s apartment

(not knowing jake was about to do the same thing - that’s for another post, a follow-up to the similarities between them maybe)

and she literally lays her entire heart on the line

like, she has no way of knowing what he’s going to do or say. he could have decided that the whole relationship just isn’t worth all the trouble. he spent so long pining after her and then once they finally got together, they killed a guy, got threatened by another, and she ran away. he could have just decided to wash his hands of the whole thing and move on. like she probably thought of 30 different ways he could flat-out reject her just between her apartment and his and yet she - she who is notorious for over-thinking and anxiety attacks - pushed through it and marched right up to his front door. like!! i don’t think anyone gives her enough credit for that because sticking your neck out like that, laying your whole heart on the line, that’s such a terrifying experience even if it is with someone she’s presumably known for years

amy showing up at jake’s apartment, amy laying it all out there and making the First Official Move, that’s such an out of character move in comparison to everything else we’d seen of her up until that point. but it’s 100% believable because there’s literally no one else in the whole world for whom she would lay her heart on the line like that. not a single soul.

it’s already been established that jake makes her have more fun and helps her loosen up, but i think one of the more subtle things he does is that he makes her brave. he makes her lay her heart on the line, he makes her say ‘i love you,’ he makes her trust her intuition. she’s already got so much courage on her own but it’s a strict kind of courage; with him, all of the clauses and conditions that come along with her bravery are stripped away.

anyways i was just really thinking about emotional vulnerability earlier and the scene where amy’s standing on his threshold came to mind and i just really admire her a lot

Best Friends || Peter Parker Imagine

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Requests: Hiiii! Could you pretty please do a Peter Parker (Tom Holland) x reader, where she, Peter and Ned are best friends in high school and Ned is the first one to notice Peter has a total crush on her. Fast forward to noticing she feels the same and trying to get them together? Bonus points for Spiderman? Thank youuuu 😘😘 @betty234

ahhh i’m in love with your blog!!! also very much in love with spider-man (tom holland….) soooo if you’re still taking requests, would you write one about peter parker being your best friend but obviously both of you like each other so you go do “couple-ish” things like cuddling while watching movies, etc. but one day you go out shopping (him carrying your bags whilst trying on clothes haha) and something happens so he has to go fight crime but ends up coming back, etc., fluffy/cute. ty! xx

A/N:I tried my best

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Y/N looked around the cafeteria looking for her best friends, Peter and Ned. She has been friends with them ever since the 4th grade when they took her to the nurse’s office after she scraped her knee at recess. They instantly clicked and have been inseparable since.

She spotted a head of light brown locks(i swear his hair is slightly reddish though), Peter Parker. Y/N walked up to the table that him and Ned are sitting at, clutching the now wrinkled paper in her hand. “Guys! I passed my math test!” She squealed as she sat down in front of the boys. Ned smiled. “That’s great! What grade did you get?” He asked with the smile still there.

“I got a 97! Ms. Busch said I got the best grade in the class.” She said still grinning. “You should be thanking me for helping you study.” Peter said with a cheeky smile on his face. “Why thank you Peter Parker,my knight in shinning armor, for helping me not fail the worst class in the world.” Y/N stated dramatically. Ned started dying with laughter even though it wasn’t that funny.

“So, what’d you guys do over the weekend?” She asked as she started eating the food off of Peter’s plate.

“I watched all of the Star Wars movies. It was awesome.” Ned told. “What about you Pete?” Y/N asked again.

“What? Oh, I-I went to the movies with…. with my Aunt! Yeah, yeah with May.” Peter answered awkwardly. Ned looked at him with a ‘dude, your'e such a fucking liar’ look, on his face. “Well that’s cool. What movie did you see?” Y/N asked while having a look of confusion on her face due to Peter’s sudden awkwardness. “Well, that’s the thing, it was some chick flick. I don’t really remember the name.” Peter lied. It’s not like Peter could tell her that he was busy beating bad guys up and getting his ass beat as his alter ego, Spider-Man.

The three of them continued talking about random nothings until they heard the bell ring, signalling the end of the lunch period. The three of them started heading to their next class, Chemistry, which they gladly had together. Y/N walked to the class and put her backpack on the lab table with her head on top, groaning. “I don’t want to be here.” She groaned as her friends laughed at her. “It’s alright. We’ll get through this together.” Peter said with mock sympathy while patting her back. Y/N gave him a childish glare as she sat up to see Ned staring at his 2 friends with an odd look on his face.

“What are you staring at?” Peter asked as he looked at Ned, who was looking between his friends “Oh, it’s nothing.” He replied with sarcasm and a small, almost non existent smirk on his face while Peter just shrugged it off. Y/N just groaned again as she pulled out her notebook from her bag. The tardy bell hadn’t rung yet so the trio continued their conversation from lunch Under the table, Peter reached for Y/N’s hand. Their hands intertwined with each other like it was routine, because it was. The two held hands all the time because it was something that came so naturally to them.

“So, do you guys want to go to the mall this Saturday? I have nothing to do, and I want to hang with my best buds.” Y/N asked with a smile on her face. “I can’t. I am swamped with homework.” Ned answered, sounding over exaggerated. Peter knew that Ned was just trying to set him up with Y/N, due to his forever-long crush on the girl. “What about you Petey? Are you just going to leave me hanging by myself?” She asked sarcastically.

Peter chuckled as he lightly squeezed her hand. “I would never leave you hanging.” He said just before the bell rang, silently thanking Ned for having too ‘much homework’.

“Since you never leave me hanging, do you want to stay the night on Friday since we’re hanging out Saturday?” Y/N whispered to Peter. “Sure, I gotta tell May though.” He whispered back with a smile as he leaned back into his chair to listen to the teacher.

-

Friday quickly approached and the two friends soon walked to Y/N’s house together.

“What movie do you wanna watch?” Y/N asked as she hopped on her bed in her PJs, next to Peter. “Whatever movie you want to watch.” He replied.

“You are too corny, Mr.Parker.” She said as she picked up a dvd that was on her bedside table. She opened the case and put the disk in her laptop. Y/N wrapped her hands around Peter’s torso, and she draped her leg over his. Peter put his arm around her and pulled her close to him. This was completely normal for them.

Halfway through the movie Y/N fell asleep on Peter’s chest. Peter smiled lovingly at the girl on top of him thinking about all the reasons he loved her. There was too many to count.

-

“This looks so bad.” She complained to her friend whom was carrying all of her bags while waiting outside of the fitting rooms of one of her favorite stores. “Come on. It can’t loo that bad. Let me see.“Peter begged as he placed the bags down on the floor. Y/N walked out of the dressing room wearing a dress that looked absolutely stunning on her. Peter just stared,with his mouth opened a bit.

"In what world does this look bad? You look amazing.” Peter gushed as he admired his best friend. “This is why we are friends, Peter Parker. You are the sweetest person I have ever met.” Y/N stated. Peter’s phone buzzed as Y/N went back into the dressing room to change back to her regular clothes.

Peter got a notification from Twitter. There was an armed robbery happening a few blocks from the mall he was just at. He didn’t want to leave Y/N alone but, people could get hurt. “Y/N? Listen I, I gotta go. Something came up. I’m sorry.” He shouted to the door as he sped off to his house to get his suit. “Wait, what? Peter!?” Y/N yelled as she tried to pull of the rest of the dress.

Y/N left the dressing room to see all of her bags on the floor, where her best friend should’ve been.

-

Y/N left the mall after buying the dress. She hailed a cab to get home.

About two hours after she got home, it was already dark out. Y/N was in her room, scrolling on her phone when she heard a loud knock on her window. Nobody ever knocked on her window so she was a little bit scared. Y/N went to pull the curtain to see who was on the other side of the glass. Hwn she saw the red suit, she looked confused. “What the fuck?” she said as she opened her window. Spider-Man crawled in through the window and fell against the floor. There was slashes all over his body.

“What the fuck?” She said again as she went to get a bag of vegetables to put on the bruises he most likely had, and some other medical supplied like peroxide and bandages. As she was taking off the body part of his suit to try and fix him she asked him, “Why the hell did Spider-Man show up at my window like this?” Still shocked, she put some peroxide on a cloth and then put that on his cuts. The man wheezed at the pain. He reached for his mask to pull it off. The mask slowly pulled off of his face and Y/N started to see that his face was laced with a painful expression. She only noticed who the man was when he took the mask off completely. “B-Because I’m Spider-Man.” Her best friend replied.

Y/N was not at all prepared for this. The end of her day panned out differently in her head.  "Oh my god. Oh my god.“ She exclaimed as she wrapped his body with bandages. Nothing was said after that though. Once Y/N was done with his wounds, she just sat on her bed, flabbergasted.

The two were silent before she spoke. "Does Ned know?” She asked as he started to sit up and lean against her wall. he only nodded his head.

“Why didn’t you tell me, Pete?” Y/N asked the question she was dreading. “I-I don’t know. I just wanted to keep you safe. If someone found out how much you meant to Spider-Man, they could hurt you and I didn’t want that to happen.” He replied rubbing his neck and looking at anything but you.

“I just wish you would’ve told me. We couldv'e fought crime together.” Y/N joked as she saw a faint smile apear on Peter’s lips. She stood up from her bed and moved to sit next to him on the floor, against the wall. “No more secrets, okay? Even if that means I get hurt. You have to promise to tell me everything from now on. Promise?” She asked with a faint voice. “I promise.” He swore, looking into her eyes.

“Guess I have to tell you something else than….” Peter muttered as he scratched his neck again. Y/N looked at him with curiosity. He sighed, putting his head in his hands.

“Peter, what is it?” Y/N asked with concern.

“I love you, okay? I have ever since 6th grade and I wanted to get over it but it’s hard because I know you would never like me back. When I see you everyday, I fall even more in love with you and I don’t know how to stop it and I don’t think I want to. You mean everything to me. And I would hate myself if you ever got hurt because of Spider-Man.” He exclaimed. Peter was glad to get that off of his chest but, he might have just ruined his friendship with you, forever.

“Oh Peter Parker. You have no idea what you do to me.” She said as she straddled his thighs and caught his lips in a kiss. He was shocked but also relieved that he didn’t get rejected. You pulled away, desperate to get air into your lungs.

“I have loved you for the longest time, Peter. You are my best friend and I trust you with everything. God, I wish you would’ve told me that you loved me sooner.” Y/N said, cutting her speech short, being desperate for another kiss. Peter pulled away with a sharp gasp, needing air. The two just smiled at each other, foreheads pressed against one another. Both of the teens were panting from the heated kiss. “And you should also be glad that Spider-Man is one of my favorite superheros.” She said, making Peter laugh.

anonymous asked:

what's happened with seungkwan?

It’s explained well right over here; the entire situation just doesn’t make sense to me. The response itself could be interpreted negatively but, that’s honestly such a stretch of a route to take. It’s not something that deserved the attention it got and the fact that it could affect Seungkwan and Seventeen negatively is annoying. I don’t want to invalidate anyone’s feelings but it’s something that could be reasoned out of easily.

I’m clipping some stuff from S5 when everyone is looking fine and hot in Camelot, and it struck me that in the tower scene at the start of 5x03, Regina, Belle, Emma, and Snow are all doing work. They’re researching, making potions, getting things done, and David is just hanging out bouncing baby Neal and watching the ladies work. That is one thing this show has always done right. The ladies get to do as much as the men when it comes to magic and fighting and solving problems. 

David is frequently shown as being as much of a caregiver and homemaker as Snow. Rumple clearly spent a lot of time doing the same when Bae was young, and it was implied he made meals for Belle when they were together in Storybrooke. I foresee a lot more of that if we can just get the Golds all reunited and happy. Robin was a single dad and from what we saw, a pretty good one. So too was Jefferson, even though we saw so little of him. Emma and Regina even got passed their issues and have worked together to parent Henry equally.

The show may mess up a lot of things and may have some not so great messages sometimes, but they have never shied away from showing the equivalency of the characters on this show, especially in family settings, from showing both genders breaking out of gender norms, and from showing that the women are just as if not more capable than the men. It’s not just Mulan picking up a sword and kicking ass. It’s also letting her be vulnerable. It’s letting all the characters cry and laugh and yell and sass in equal measure.

[Please keep this post positive. If you want debate and discourse, make your own post.]

y’all wouldn’t believe how upset i’ve made the straight ppl on my facebook today by posting a fuckin buzzfeed article listing straight ppl jokes stolen from tumblr….lmao…..

it all started when Karen (not her real name) felt compelled to tell me that the article “made her sad”……..bc it was stereotyping…bc she was a, and i quote, “a boring white cis person”…..and these kinds of articles help no one….lmao y’all…where do i even BEGIN 

and it quickly devolved into chaos as things often do on the hellscape that is fb

my sister insisting that making fun of straight ppl has the same kind of power and impact as straight ppl making fun of gay ppl…..lmao

my cousin saying “it’s all about how we treat others the way we want to be treated” or some other nonsense

and then coming full circle with Karen saying she’s “deep into the BDSM scene”, implying she understands what it’s like to be gay……

you guys i can’t….i caN’T BELIEVE????

straight ppl are on a whole other level like i don’t even know where to start

About Mick in 2x15

I’m not judging Mick here. At all.

Snart was and is his friend. His BEST friend. Loyal one. Who died for him. Literally. And if he has a chance to save him, he must have try. I would do the same without second thoughts.

The entire season, I didn’t like the way Legends laughed at Mick and poked him in his stupidity while he was doing his job by protecting the team. It wasn’t fair.

Now he is gone and it was the right thing to do. Let`s just hope that this wouldn`t affect on Snart.

NCT in the Groupchat (Hyung Line)

requested by: @glitterykoreanboyband

a/n: i’ll hopefully post the minis tomorrow. i didn’t do them together cause i can’t imagine them all being in the same gc?? 


Taeil: his only input would be to correct people’s spelling and grammar 

Hansol: left the gc weeks after it was made 

Johnny: never. stops. sending. memes. 

Taeyong: constant reminders of chores and things that need to be done around the dorm. sends inspirational edits 

Yuta: roasting everyone else 

Kun: the one person that gets ignored when they send things 

Doyoung: has a meme war with Johnny going on

Ten: only sends in selfies for member approval 

Jaehyun: very lite contribution. if he does say something it probably doesn’t relate to the conversation

Winwin: doesn’t know what’s going on most of the time probably muted it.

fairytaleofgears  asked:

You probably know this already, and I'm probably getting annoying by now, but one thing I learned the hard way is all fresh fruits and veggies in America that are not USDA Organic are sprayed with a sulfite preservative. I don't know if Scotland has a USDA equivalent but I'd hate to see you go through the same process I did learning that.

Yep, I know, it’s why I have to buy only organic food and make everything from scratch.

Sulfites are in pesticides too, as well as things like local anesthetic and epi pens. It’s not a fun issue to have.

nymphadorathetemplar  asked:

idk if this really matters at this point now that we know Altean magic users exist but I noticed in ep1 where Alfor causes Allura to fall asleep, was that a spell? (it's blue rather than purpleish pink so may just be more Altean tech) has that clue been here since the beginning & we just didn't notice? Also could what we're refering to as magic just be the ability to manipulate quintessence?

My current working theory on magic in the Voltron universe is that it all ties into the ability to manipulate quintessence and that it’s one and the same thing. This fits with the genre conventions of science fantasy, but also with the show itself: quintessence and magic appear interchangeable, and all the ‘magic’ on the show seems to tie into quintessence somehow.

e.g.: when Haggar and the Druids ‘power-up’ Zarkon at the beginning of 1x03, it looks like they’re doing Druid magic:

But immediately after, Zarkon says: “This quintessence gives me so much power” as if magic/quintessence are essentially the same thing. Again: this is pretty standard for science fantasy, where it’s usual for all the in-universe “magic” to be attributed to some sort of power or energy or ‘life-force’.

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anonymous asked:

I feel like one of these days ill wake up and there will be no trace of ace discourse, any talk about the absurdity that has happened will be largely be met with "the fuckre you on about, that's horrifying, why would anybody whos lgbt+ or queer say that". The whole thing just feels like a feverdream or something at times like. "kids shouldnt be taught about sex" and "i support sex ed" from the same person, on the same thread, wtf???

I feel like that’s what happened with bi discourse

GPOYW and two things bothering me today

1. I have lost nearly 20# and still look exactly the same.

2. I cut off association with my very toxic parents after they did something which scarred my kids for months. Now rumor has it that they are both at death’s door. My BIL tells me (because he’s the only one who will tell me anything) that me dad is skeletal and most likely has Alzheimer’s, and my mom has been in the hospital off and on for 4 months and finally in intensive care for what turned out to be sepsis. They’re 77 years old. Do I try to see them? My kids don’t want to see them. I don’t want to be crass, like “I hear you’re not long for this world so I thought I’d say hi

OMG, I LOVE you guys!

You are so wonderful and sweet and supportive, I can’t thank you enough.

A few people have even asked me if I have a donate button!

Unfortunately, I am not legally allowed to accept donations.

Only those licensed as a non profit shelter are allowed to take donations, but they cannot breed, or have any business associated with a breeder. 

Breeders can donate to and help advertise for rescues if they want, but all of that has to be on the breeder’s end of things or it’s seen as a conflict of interest on the rescue’s part.

In order to be legally able to both breed and rescue, I had to get licensed as a Bird Dealer. Birds I produce and birds that I get from elsewhere are treated as one and the same by the Department of Agriculture, and under that licence, I cannot ask for or accept funds without exchanging physical goods or a specific service for them.

So, my gorgeous Show Birds fund my Rescue birds’ vet visits, meds, and equipment through feather crafts sold on my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DaniDovesNest

I make Peace of Mind charm necklaces in a variety of shapes and sizes with and without gem stones.

Stim toy ornaments filled with down that tumbles softly as you turn it (clear plastic, so little ones or people with motor control issues are in no danger of breaking them of dropped)

And we offer mixed bags of craft feathers ^v^ Currently, the Quart bag is available, but I would be willing to offer them in Sandwich, Snack, or Gallon size, if enough people are interested, and there is a big enough harvest!

As I have to wait for them to molt and pick the ones that still look nice, it can take a while to have enough feathers to fill a bag.

Once I get a few more made, harnesses will be made available as well. ^v^

anonymous asked:

I think that the comments Gwen made on that Chris vs RJ battle and Blake's reaction were funny at first but she doesn't know when to stop.. like her last comment wasn't that funny, & I'm pretty sure she'll keep doing this same "joke" on the knockouts and the lives until it gets weird ... I mean Chris has a fiancee.. ffs It's just like the makeovers and her obsession with teens. She doesn't know when to stop. Hope I'm wrong but knowing Gwen it'll just get worse.

Maybe instead of just fishing for things to complain about Gwen, you could listen to what she actually said. I think Chris’s fiancee would be excited that one of the most talented and most famous performers in the world was impressed by her future husband’s stage presence, and be professional and mature enough to recognize that’s all Gwen was saying, and the rest was Adam and Blake picking up on the phrasing of it and bantering about it for the sake of the audience and cameras. 

I loved it just like I love all the other things she thinks and does that you find weird. 

What’s also interesting to me is how the language fatphobes use is so similar to the language of transphobes.

One of my posts had people saying that being happy as a fat person is being in denial about being ill.  Others have called it delusional.  They liken it to having a mental illness.

I’ve been told all these same things when I’ve said I’m happy being trans.

Not everyone who has been trolling on my posts have been trans, but I’ve been seeing this kind of language from trans guys too.  

anonymous asked:

"anyway guys, here's your new camp instructor for this week!" "he's the sAME FUCKIN AGE AS US" (it's a camp for older kids) Courf is the super goofy counselor who has armies of children flanking/tackling him at all times The campers' parents all signed them up for different reasons ("we're sending you to art camp for the summer" "look, this place is a science camp!") and they all arrive thinking it's one thing but really it just becomes like 8 ppl with niche talents making do for the summer

Imagine the shenanigans
Like they’re all basically the same age so it just turns into eight big squads of friends

R’s campers all coo over him while he’s obviously staring at the “Social activities” Councilor
You know damn well R also part times as Ferres assistant councilor and they go star gazing with their squads

anonymous asked:

I have to ask, do you think Sasha's fate is definitively marked? I haven't read the comics but I know she supposedly has Holly's arc. I guess I'm just grasping at straws, for hopes that maybe there's also another comic character who arc she could also mirror. You know, that maybe there's someone who managed to avoid their demise at the last minute? I want to believe that this is one of those times SG twines multiple arcs from the comics and takes it left of field. I want it. It's unlikely, huh?

Hi there.

One of the things that has annoyed me about the arc that Sasha was given is that they could literally do anything with her character as she isn’t in the comic books. They could have her off doing some really exciting things, but they decided to seemingly give her Holly’s arc. I am not 100% sure that she will share the same fate, but ever since she began to have interactions with Abe, I knew they’d go that way in some manner. 

They could have given Sasha her very own arc and not have to base it on Holly’s. In honesty, it looks like they’re going to stick with that story line for Sasha. I don’t want them to and think it’s a waste of an incredible character, but Scotty G has disappointed us so many times before (with the exception of Richonne).

It’s such a complicated thing sometimes to give speculation based on the source material, because it has been changed on the show. Also, I have no faith in TPTB to protect a character like Sasha. I understand exactly how you’re feeling, Anon.

Here’s to hoping that the writers have something else up their sleeves!

Thanks.

anonymous asked:

regarding your broken phone-- have u considered simply having ur screen replaced? :( in many cases, the cost of it could be way lower than getting a new thing

I have, but the phone itself is quite old, doesn’t get updates anymore, has no space and the charging port is also fucked. I can get a whole new, working phone for probably the same amount I would pay to have all of it fixed. Additionally, the phone I have wasn’t ever sold in Canada (it’s my phone from when I was in the US) but now I am not in the states. I feel like its awfully complicated when I could probably get a new one on Amazon for the same amount I would pay to get it fixed, and end up needing a new one in a few months bc so I need updates that aren’t available anymore ):

castillon02  asked:

Prompt: Bond and Q competing ridiculously to see who can make Moneypenny happiest on her birthday (or if you'd rather a vaguer prompt, then 'birthday' as a prompt word!)

First prompt! Thank you so much <3 I hope you like it @castillon02!


That morning when Eve arrives at her desk, there are a takeaway coffee cup and one small box with a lovely bow tie on top of it. The coffee is a fresh roast, special blend, and the box contains macaroons from a bakery twenty-minute away with all her favorite flavors included.

The interesting part: they don’t look like they came from the same source.

The coffee cup has a few remaining spattered drops of rain from that morning’s shower, while the box of sweet is sitting completely dry. If one person were to hold these on both their hands, the chances of this happening are low indeed.

A smile quirks her lips, and she just sits back in her chair, enjoying these two things without contemplating too much on it. Why spoils two perfectly good gifts?

-

By lunch, she has already forgotten about the leftover macaroons and that drained cup of coffee, given the loads of paperwork that keep accumulating on her desk periodically. 

That is, until, not one, but two of the delivery men (those who scan and go through the myriad of mails and parcels and all other deliveries that go into MI6 every day) from the ground floor pop out of the lift. “Deliver for Miss Eve Moneypenny,” they announce almost in unison.

Tanner, who has been going through a few of the documents with Eve at her desk, looks up as well.

“I have sushi,” says the first man.

“I have flowers!” The second man raises the bouquet he is holding helpfully.

Tanner blinks. “Am I missing something?” He frowns, turning back to Eve as she stands up to receive both items with a gleeful smile. “Is it your birthday, Eve?” The chief-of-staff looks slightly scandalized as if he can’t understand how something like this could have slipped from his notice.

But really, Bill is being too hard on himself. He has too much on his plate already as is.

She teases the fluffy white cotton bolls bouquet before setting it down. “It’s okay, Bill,” she says with a mischievous wink. “Going out for drinks counts, too, and I don’t mind things a little late.”

-

The next ones are stilettos with knives hidden in the soles and steel-tipped nails that can instantly shred anyone’s skin and clothes into shreds. 

Oh my. 

If M steps out of his office and sees her grinning, well, he is wise enough to close the door quietly behind him and pretend he hasn’t seen any of that.

(There will be a nice, hand-written, belated birthday card from him the following morning anyway, because Tanner is already caught forgetting her birthday, and without the Chief-of Staff, he has no other accomplice left to count on to help salvage his own forgetfulness.)

-

That afternoon, people from accounting and TSS are suddenly throwing her ‘surprise’ parties, completed with cupcakes and all sorts of other shenanigans that they can throw together last minute.

When asked, nobody knows who first told them that today is her birthday.

-

Bill manages to pull Q out of his lair that evening, and somehow Bond must have caught wind of it, because here they are sitting around a small table in the corner of all the bustle. It’s a Saturday night, and the place is packed.

They talk and joke and laugh, growing looser the more rounds that go by.

After a couple of hours or so, Bill excuses himself to stumble outside for a smoke, and Eve leaves for the bathroom, letting Q and Bond keep the table for them while they are gone. Or Bond, mostly; Q is already a little pissed.

What Eve doesn’t expect when she returns is the sight of them huddling close, heads almost touching, to look at something that Q holds in his hand.

“See? She likes mine better,” Q insists.

Bond points at the screen of the tablet they’re holding together, mostly because Q’s grip is now starting to become far too unsteady. “No. Look. Her eyes were definitely looking at the heels.”

“Uh-uh, the nails.”

“Heels.”

“Cotton bolls.”

“Sushi.”

“Coffee.”

“Macaroons.”

“I make her happiest today!”

“No no. You promised you’d look at the feed objectively.”

“I am!”

A scoff. “Hardly. You just want to win the bet.”

“How dare you doubt my empirical observation?”

And Eve can’t help but snort a laugh at that. 



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Female Shadowhunters Characters in Order from Most to Least Interesting

(and who are in more than one or two episodes and have more lines than can be counted on one hand)

1. Maryse Lightwood

Maryse used to be a Circle Member, but turned herself and her husband in, betraying her leader and all of her friends in order to save her son. Then she was banished from her home coutnry, but somehow still became a high ranking member of the government she once tried to overthrow, and rebuilt her life around rigidily following that government’s rules, while no one in her family– the only thing she has and what she gave up everything for– manages to follow those same rules, affecting her standing in a society she once rebelled against but now mindlessly clings to. She is occasionally summoned to/ imprisoned in that country, while her marriage falls apart and she tries to maintain her relationship with her children, and fucks it up royally, because of both the clave, and the predjudices that brought her into the circle. 

Show taking advantage of this? Meh. Sort of. Introducing Aldertree was fucking pointless when they had Maryse to work with, and condensing her and Alec’s huge amount of baggage and conflict and the actors chemistry into a side plot halfway through the season was an idiotic move. 

2. Lydia Branwell

Ambitious, kind, calculating and tender. Lydia wants to run and Institute an work her way up the Clave ladder. She takes her duty as a shadowhunter very seriously, but is still unsure of the Clave’s methods. She agrees to torture Seelies on Clave orders, but that speaks out againt it in court, in front of a super high ranking official. Her fiance who she was deeply in love with died, and she dove into work, but was prepared to marry Alec in order to get the institute, knowing that he’d never love her, and the relationship would never be real. 

Show taking advantage of this? NO! WHERE IS LYDIA?! I love her and I want her back!

3. Jocelyn Fairchild

Ran away from the circle and her lunatic despot husband to make a new life in the mundane world with her daughter. Stole a super important artifact and still evaded the clave and the circle for two decades. Plays the loving mother perfectly, and still manages to pull the strings of everyone around her, (Magnus, Dot) even those that she loves (Clary, Luke). Just as blinded by duty as Maryse (trying to kill Jace) but coming at it from such a different perspective. 

Show taking advantage of this? Actually they were doing a good job until they killed her off to goose Alec’s plotline, which didn’t need goosing.

4. Maia Roberts

Has gone through mysterious bad shit, but is now relatively healthy and well adjusted (taking into account the very low bar this show sets for that). Has enough standing in the pack that Raphael is willing to listen to her. Takes matters into her own hands. Is willing to do what needs to be done when it’s brutal (kill Clary), and when it’s smart but goes against her feelings (send Simon into Clary’s arms). Willing to do what the security of the pack demands (kill Jace) and stands up for herself (not taking Jace’s shit at the bar), but can also graciously admit when she was wrong (talking to Jace at Magnus’s party) Generally the most well rounded and human-feeling characters on the show.

Show taking advantage of this? Sort of. She’s only been in a few episodes and while she shines in all of her scenes, she also ends up taking a lot more shit from Luke than makes sense, and I have a feeling we aren’t going to get a good coda on how amazingly shitty Luke treated her in the end of 2A. But her scenes with Simon and Jace give the show the breathers it deperately needs– moments where we get to love the characters instead of just watch them sprint through all the plot hurdles. 

(unrelated thought, I love her 70′s vibe)

5. Season 1 Isabelle Lightwood

Brilliant, sexual, emotionally vulnerable, and not afraid to loudly be all of those things at the same time. Loving to the point that she sacrifices herself for others, but never a doormat. She starts converting herself into her the daughter her mother wanted in order to redirect parental pressure from Alec while he’s going through something, because she loves him more than anyone. She risks seriously fucking everything for Meliorn, and then stands up straight at her trial, proclaming what she thinks is right, while having Magnus Bane represent her, for just that extra dash of “Fuck You”

Show taking advantage of this? (See Season 2 Isabelle Lightwood)

6. Iris Rouse

Several centuries old warlock decides to get proactive about the fact that warlocks can’t reproduce themselves. Very much an echo of Valentine. Lives in a horrifying rape camp that she maintains herself… very caring with her young warlocks, and not just in a “ah yes, you will increase our numbers”  way, but in a taking them to the park and clearly loving them way. Immediately willing to do what it takes to further her own agenda, whether that’s trick Clary, or do valentine’s bidding… but still decides to go all out in a wierdly vicious way just to trick magnus into revealing the location of his spell book. 

Is the show taking advantage of this? I was actually surprised at how well the show used Iris to bump the 2A plot along. I think she’s served her purpose, and is probably gone forever now. 

7. Cleophas Graymark

Always believed in the circle, but hides out as a badass weapons nun, finds out her old leader is out there, murders her way out of the nunnery, joins his team but IMMEDIATELY turns on him when he finally goes a bridge too far, because she truly believes in the glory of heaven. Particularly interesting when you imagine her and Maryse Lightwood (who believed in the glory of Valentine) as compatriots.

Is the show taking advantage of this? Sort of. She was another plot-point only character, just like Iris Rouse… but she was interesting and also opened up the Shadowhunter world a little bit in a show that suffers from outrageously shaky world building. 

8. Rebecca Lewis

Lawyer, recovering alcoholic and widowed mother, who raised and upstanding kid like Simon, and does her best trying to take care of him, and find help for him when he starts acting wierd beyond her understanding. 

Is the show taking advanatage of this? She’s a very solid supporting character who is used well. As far as character meeting plot, Rebecca Lewis may be the most solidly written character on the show. 

9. Season 2 Isabelle Lightwood

Refusal to look weak ends with her unknowingly entrapped by Clave bad guy. With minimal effort, manages to trick the whole institute, and Magnus, into believing that Aldertree has given her a special mission, and then finds an extremely rapey and poorly written way of getting her fix without Aldertree, only to have him try and buy sex from her, with drugs as currency, not knowing that she’s already coercing someone she has an undue amount of power over into drug/sex. 

Is the show taking advantage of this? Nope. Season 2 Isabelle Lightwood is the shows second biggest failure (right after the way the Malec first time was handled). Nothing she does ties into the main plot in any significant way. Even the fight she causes between Alec and Magnus has no lasting repercussions, or emotional weight. It seperates Emeraude Tobia from everyone she plays well against, and traps her in a pointless and racist plot line, which plays into none of Emeraude’s strengths, and makes her look like a worse actress than she really is, which we know from season 1. 

10. Clary Fairchild

Everything that Clary does is caused by her doing something that she was just told not to do. This can be interesting when it’s stuff like “Don’t befriend downworlders, they can’t be trusted”, but it’s way less interesting when it’s something we all know is stupid (don’t try to raise the dead) over and over again. Characters who act as though they don’t have even the vaguest sense of what genre they are in aren’t interesting. She’s also just as manipulative as her mother, but is never called out for it and the writers are failing to give her meaningful relationships and connections. Her and izzy’s plot always feels like izzy comforting her, and clary never noticed anything off about Izzy. She also didn’t tell anyone that Izzy had demon stuff going on after their fucked up purity trial scene. She and Jace just keep looking sad and reminding eachother they can’t fuck. Even she and Simon have a flatness. 

Is the show… she is the main character. She should not be.

Dot Rollins Addendum

I do not know where to put Dot. Her main connection is to Clary, and her interactions with Magnus early in Season 1 make it clear that it’s weird for a warlock to be emotionally attached to Shadowhunters. She accepts torture to protect Madzie and risks her life to help Jace and Clary escape… but so much of what we are supposed to feel about her is related to Clary… and from Clary’s side there is just no relationship. Dot was like a big sister! – That Clary immediately forgot about and left to be torturned on her evil father’s experiment from hell ship.